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January 23, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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January 23, 1924

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PACE SIX PUBLIEHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AT WINDL'S PRINT SHOP AVALON CALIFORNIA E. WINDLE. EDITOR AND OWNER SUBSCRIPTION RATES, IN ADVANCE ONE YEAR ......... TWO DOLLARS SIX MONTHS ..... ONE TWENTY *FIVE THREE MONTHS . . SEVENTY.FIVE CENTS SINGLE COPIES ....... FIVE CENTS ADVERTISING RATES DISPLAY ADVERTISING 5OC INCH, EACH INSERTION. 500 INCHES DURING A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS, 35C PER INCH* LINERS IOC PER LINE, MINIMUM 2EC. ENTERED AS EECOND-CLASE MATTER MAR. 31, 1914, AT THE POSTOFFICE AT AVALON, CALIFORNIA, UNOJICR THE ACT OF MARCH 1897. THE COLUMNS OF THE |SLANOER ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS : LOCAL POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT, FISNING, HUNTING AND CAMPING. ITEME OF LOCAL NEWS INTEREST WILL BE GREATLY AP- PREGIATEO. Yes, a little rain would be apprecia- ted ! Yes, we need a new press. Sub- scribe for the Catalina Islander and you will help us get it. The following cruisers from the mainland were at Avalon last week- end: the "Ranger"~ with J. W. Jump and Ed Abbott; "Gypsy" with Mr. and Mrs.. Hal Roach; and the "Harry, JrT' with Harry Mallon and party. The Catalina Islander is printing both sides of the arguments on "Heavy tackle for heavy fish." Re- member that the Porch Club (not porch climbers), can have almost as much fun with their arguments as the :average anglei" will have with a real- fish fight. Be sure that your plans are made so that you will not miss the banquet and meeting of the Avalon School As- sociationl which will be held i~:the basement of the Congregational church ,on Tuesday evening, February 5th. This pronfises to be the finest meet- ing of the year. BIG BLAST SUCCESSFUL Graham Brothers Plant in Operation Day and Night When William Wrigley, Jr., touched the button that exploded the dynamite Saturday afternoon at Grahasn Bros. quarry at Pebble Beach, there was only a faint trembling of the hill and very little noise. But many thousand tons of rock came tumbling down the hill- side and was broken into smaller pieces that later would be dropped in- to the mamnloth jaws of the big crusher. The huge blast was a surprise to many Avalonites, who had expected that tons of broken rock would be hurled into the air ; a spectacular si.ght! Modern methods of blasting have done away with the fireworks. You press a button, the electricity makes the contact, and' the "rock just separates." "We have broken out enough rock to last us for nearly six months," said one of the workmen ]n less than an hour after the great explosion, the big steam shovel and the giant crusher were in operation. There was no need to sweep up the debris, to carry injured men to the hospital and' witness other deeds of confusion. Slowly the gas fumes and smoke of the explosion drifted up- wards and off toward the channel. To one who was not familiar with the topography of the hillside at Peb- ble Beach, there did not seem to be much change. Gone were the trees and shrubs, the trails the men .had made while drilling the holes that pen- etrated into the mountain, and close exanfination showed giant rocks weigh- ing thousands of tons split in. many different ways. Many notable personages witnessed the big undertaking. For the next few months the Gra- ham Brothers plant will be operated ,day and night to supply crushed rock for the road work and other building projects on the mainland. BONDS CARRY 113 TO I A life boat from the pleasure cruiser Tiburon of San Pedro was picked up adrift in the channel by Captain Mor- ris of the steamship Avalon last week. The small boat undoubtedly was being towed by the cruiser while returning from. the Isthmus to the mainland, and the tow line snapped. The-life boat was taken to Wilmington. Rumors are current about Avalon that there will be two women candi- dates for the voters to choose from at the municipal election to be held in this city in April. Mr. "Jake" Albert has already announced his intention to become a candidiate for the office of Trustee. There wilt be three vacan- cies to be filled, each for a four-year term. Perhaps you have found someone wearing Catalina Light Tackle Club button. If so, tell us ab6ut it. There are 6000 buttons out in the world--somewhere. We want to keep in touch with the C. L. T. C. m,mbers. Tlmuk you. The citizens of Avalon registered in zt most emphatic manner their desire 0r a new school building, and all that a new building implies in the way of ducational opportunity for the chil- dren el the community. The vote in Catalina precinct was 113 to 1 for the high school bond issue of $1,900,000, and 112 to 2 for the elementary bon'A issue of $3,000,000. For the Long Beach district as a whole the election carried by a vote of somewhat over 10 to 1, a very sig- nificant victory. The board of educa- tion conducted a well organized cam- paign of educational publicity to ins- press the voters with the needs of the system. William Wrigley, Jr., has offered the board a splendid and commodious site for building and play grounds at the mouth of Falls canyon, and construc- tion of the new building wili begin as soon as the necessary preliminaries are completed. It is expected to be ready for the opening of school next fall. The topic for discussion at the next meeting of the University Extension Study Class will be: "Reparations and the Inter-allied Indebtedness to the United States.'" This meeting will be held at the high school building next Tuesday evening, January 29th. THE PURPLE AND GOLD After a bit of debating, "Purple and Gold" were decided upon by the com- mittee of class representatives as be- ing the colors for Catalina high school. These colors were given a wide dis- play when Captain John Minney pilot- ed his good ship "Henrietta" about the boulevards of Avalon on Tuesday of last week, loaded to its full capacity with a group of enthusiastic boosters for the school bonds. The boosters roused the city and proved that Ava- lon was loyal to her schools. The passing of the school bonds has made another era of advancement for this city. It means that Catalina will have modern school buildings and t~- to-date school equipment, thus enabl- ing the students of Avalon to have the same conveniences and opportunities as any pupil attending a large city school. The loyalty of the voters of Avalon was shown by the summing tip of the votes which were as follows: 113 for a new high school building, one no. 112 for a new elementary school build- ing, two noes. The results at Long Beach were like- wise successful, being ten to one. This only goes to show what the citizens of a city will do when they appreciate the benefit to be derived from good schools. I The suits for the High School Bas- ketball team have been ordered, amt we expect the boys to make a good showing when they don their new apparel. The suits will be in purple and gold, which are the school colors. In basketball practice the other (lay, Edward Feltrop broke one of his fingers, and will probably not be able to participate in the game for several weeks. He was a very promising for- ward, and we regret to lose hint. Arrangements are being made for the orga/nization of a School Athletic Association. A. committee has been appointed to draw up a constitution, which will be submitted to the~student body for approval. Definite plans have been" made for a high school party, which will take THE CATALINA IS HE SPORT NOTES SOC Mlrrl At the annual meeting of the I~ . - valon, Angeles baseball club of the Pa~~ , . . aerie M Coast League, held Monday of Hi" -. , were el~.ere m week, the following officers were el~[] - -- x~mony ed: President, Joseph H. P~ttri~" ,,*,t the ] Vice-President J. A. Gibson Jr." ~. ' ' '-..~eles, b retary and Treasurer, Charles A WTis ber. Oscar Reichow will confintte[g " The business manager. Directors for~ . ~rom tl year are: Win. Wrigley, Jr., chairm~ ,,,, J. H. Patrick, D. P. Flenmaing,J'lcJ': rthe Gibson, Jr., J. N. Stewart, Oscar gi~_atern plChartet ow and Don Francisco. President IA_ _ . ,, Ag-~'.xneri rick now owns taore stock m the gels" than any one else, having"~'--t~]tasadel 5~i01:hlares fOvl~;;ly h:]d bhYe Pre~:~Mz~an2::(,.jalz,~rrl, W'' L. " o C .ic-~2?"~ "Cubs." |ae ha! lyilla January 12, on the Rancho ~fiveye dl close ( course, Willie Hunter and George vl~;~ ~" ~kd} the ou Helm, amateurs, defeated Jml UcKw .... den and Arthur Havens, visiting pt h rge~ fessional Britishers, 3 and 2 over dr. holes, n Av ;t :am, The National b~ifle Association tl ~.rty announced that National civilian ch-" ~ ~ny pionship honors for 1923 have be y er t awarded to the California team. ~ ',re g: ~ph Daniel Aley, catcher for an Sad1 t( th, trial team in the Ahneda county M[ T lere winter League, has been signed by t] sq me Pittsburg National League club. n at : f, r tt A Horseshoe Pitchers' Associati! il g b has been organized at Seattle, ca I lain posed of six teams, and a tournam~ c arm will be hekt next njonth. ~ )od t ink! Whittier basgzetball team defeat Occidental 22 to &, and U.S.! t tt do,ned the Los Augc,es Athletic eli i " w 22 to 12. inr'r g :!l curio It xs stud that Tom Gibbons " J~ an a Chuck Wiggins have been matcnea ~ a boxing bout January 31. Bobby \reach, outfielder from troit club, has been secured by t Boston "Red Sox." 6 The U. S. C. Varsity basketball recently defeated an alumni five 46 25. TIPS FOR TAXPAYERS fish. profession, expenses paid in the oper~ tion and repair of an automobile us~ C \Vord has been received that the in making professional calls, dues !~ to l ministers of the Southern California professional societies, subscriptions ~ a [ Congregational Conference gladly ac- professional journals, office rent, co~.] Car~ cept the invitation of the Avalon of light, heat, and water used in hi~ ed church to hold their annual "Retreat" office, and the hire of office assistant~ and at eri] Another barge load of building m illn terial arrived last week. The crew ~ old carpenters and builders which th~ rna Santa Catalina Island Company has s~ lea here during the week following Easter Sunday. This is an event eagerly an- ticipated by both the Avalon people and the ministers. Incidentally, it sets the leaders of about a hundred and fifty churches to singing the praises of this "Magic Isle." work required a large supply of ma~ terials to keep them at work. A number of Avalonites have receiv- ed very attractive calendars from the Atlas Underwear Company, of Piqua, Ohio. Mr. Leo M. Flesh, one of Av- alon's boosters, who visits the Pacific Coast ahnost every year, senl: them. The illustration on the calendars is a fishing scene, done in beautiful colors, depicting an old fisherman teaching the "Apt Pupil" the mysteries of hooking titan, lawyer, doctor, or dentist ms~ to deduct the cost of supplies used in lai~ mot in his place of business, drayage a~ freight bills, the cost of repairs aa maintenance of delivery wagons aa trucks, and a reasonable allowance f salaries of employees. A profession; +pc( Mlla fish wat :rip ng isil business, advertising, premiums for i~ surance against fire or other loss the cost of water light and heat use k. I place,at the Foresters' Hall' on Satur- In the making of his 1923 Iigh day evening, January 26th. Dancing tax return the business man, ver~ and gaines will furnish the evening's sional man, and farmer may pleasure and stunts given by each front gross income all items proper~ ~rs class will add to the amusement, attributable to business expenses. ~ nee Prizes will be awarded the best dan- the case of a storekeeper they inclu~ M cers and winners of games, amounts spent for rent of his place ~ :hei