Roy C. Carruthers
Proprietor: 1912 - May 1915
"This the clubmen are willing to meet and it is their intention to place Roy
in the management of the world-famous resort to succeed Farley."
San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 8, 1912
Potentialities of the Cliff, Town Talk The Pacific Weekly, June 8 1912
(Source: The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco,
Oakland Tribune - Dec 29, 1912
"Manager R. C. Carruthers of the Cliff house went in for dog shows
San Francisco Call - 6 May 1913
San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 26 1915
Editor note: this seems to imply that Roy Carruthers is still manager
at the Cliff House, but I believe so.
Oakland Tribune - May 16, 1915
"Under the management of ROY CARRUTHERS"
Los Angeles Herald - 20 Sept 1917
The National Magazine - March 1920
Jamestown NY Evening Journal - 26 July 1924
Jamestown NY Evening Journal - July 6 1925
"Well, all of a sudden, somebody invited him to try his hand
at conducting the Cliff House in San Francisco, a hotel that had used as
much red ink on its books as it used tomato catsup on its tables. The owners
of this place, if asked to define profit, would have spelled it prophet and
said that it meant a guy who tried to guess in advance what the Minnesota
football team would do. Just as soon as Roy took the helm, the Cliff house
ceased to be such an object of derision that the seals came up and barked at
it. Soon it was paying."
"After the earthquakeŚwe mean the fireŚMr. Carruthers became
boss of the Palace Hotel"