Summer of 1958
Bill’s Famous Ship Café, located at 14th Street and Synepuxent Bay, was open from 6 a.m.-2 a.m. and home to the New Bill Jim, which was billed as the “Fastest Boat in Ocean City Marlin Fleet.”
A story, headlined “New Buildings, Projects Spotlight 1959 Season,” included mentions of the new Ocean City golf course near the airport that was unnamed at this point and the addition of Inlet-front units at the Oceanic Motel.’’
Another story, “Why Apartment and Room Rates are High,” began with, “No one has ever gotten rich out of the motel, hotel or restaurant business in Ocean City. This statement will probably startle vacationers who are presenting paying from $100 to $150 a week for their accommodations, but it is the truth.”
The new “Cross Roads Motor Lodge” on Route 50 was advertising that it was “most convenient to the new Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club.”
Ship N’Shore Radio & TV was offering radio rentals for 75 cents a day.
President Angelo M. Villani, Vice President Albert Berger and Secretary-Treasurer Rita Villani were encouraging visitors to stop in Villani Realty Co. on 63rd Street and Beach Hiway.