This is a 1950 article that states Pappy opened the South Seas bar in 1936. I know he got his liquor license in 1933 and he sold bottles of liquor from the hotel. Also of interest is WHERE the South Seas was located. We all know the beach bar as the room closest to the ocean. However, back in the early years I am not sure what was in this area. He originally opened this famous bar in the room above. You can see the signage when looking close at the photo. So the South Seas, home to many marines, remained upstairs till maybe the fire of the whole front area in 1956? And the room closest to the beach maybe was the Palm Garden & Dinning in 1941, and finally the Coffee Pot 1950 until the fire? Appears so, anyone know?