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PAGE TEN ANGLING AS AN OLD BOATMAN SEES IT (Continued from Page L Column 4) tackle Was not heavy or strong enough, ;rod with an even break could bring 90 percent of those same fish on the same tackle to gaff, allowing, of course, that it was regulation light tackle. While I am not in a position to say why, I nevertheless disagree with the theory that fish carrying a broken line has resulted in the ruination of the shore game fishing. In fact, if my memory does not fail me, our pet rea- son for the scarcity of yellowtail, white sea bass, and other fish taken along shore, has been due to the purse seiners taking them out in such quantities. If this was not the case, why are these same fish so scarce along shore on the mainland, where light tackle angling has not been car- ried on to the extent that a great many fish would have gotten away with bro- ken lines, even if none hooked had been actually gaffed? Taking up the matter ot heavy tack- le, it seems that the advocates of still heavier tackle, or at least line, feel that the line is worn out by friction be- fore a fish can be landed. This is in- tended, of course, for a case of a fish of sufficient strength to test both an- gler and tackle. Take for instance the Vom Hoffe reel, with built in drag, which drag in many cases was not suf- ficient to put the entire strain on a 24- thread line which it should stand in the extreme. Therefore, an additional leather thumb break was added for the emergency, but which, in most cases, was made continual use of. There is where, in my opinion, the worn-out line was caused, and not by passing through the agate guides, with which all rods should be equipped if we expect to get the best results. Now the Coxe reel is introduced, with a drag with such perfect action and absolute reliability that the use of the leather drag is not only unneces- sary but a detriment. All boatmen know that one of the favorite excuses of an angler, after he becomes tired and you inform him that if he expects to get his fish he must fight him a lit- tle harder, is that they are afraid they will break the line. How many of them could do it with the spring of the rod, after the line is wet, if they were called upon to do so? I truly believe I have seen them try to .do it rather than go on with the fight; but the odds were against them. Time and again I have tested lines after a four to five and a half-hour fight with broadbills, as this has been my limit on time, and still the line was strong enough to be considered standard. Of course lines are broken, but in most cases the result would be the same if the line were 39-thread, .the cause being due to the improper handling which occasionally happens even to the master rod man. Why should we introduce one extreme as argument in favor of another? Th: use of the stationary handles on reels today I don't believe would be accept- ed with any more favor by the fathers of the sport at Avalon than would the use of 39-thread llne The angler to- day is paying more for a day's sport than in the old days, therefore has a right to expect better boats and bet- ter tackle, which gives him a fair chance to successfully conquer the one really large fish it may ever be his privilege to hook; hence my reason SPORT NOTES (For Busy Slu~rtsmen) By The Office Boy Nick Dumovich has been signed by the Chicago "Cubs" for the coming year. Leo Combe, catcher, and Slim Wal- ton, southpaw pitcher, of Redlands, are a couple of rookies reported signed by the Los Angeles "Angels." The New York "Yankies" will play "twenty-one exhibition games on their spring training trip, commencing at New Orleans March 9, and closing in New York April 12 and 13. The national open golf tournament will be held on the links of the Oak- land Hill County Club, Detroit, Mich, June 5th and 6th; the public links championship at Dayton, Ohio, June 24th to 28th; the women's champion- ship at Rhode Island Country Club, Providence, R. 1., September 1st to 5th and the men's amateur title event at the Marion Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pa., September 20th to 27th. Joseph D. O'Brien of New York City has bought a controlling interest in the Toledo Baseball Company, of the American Association, from Roger Bresnahan. Extra fine skating is reported at Big Bear Lake, in the mountains of Southern California, this season. It is reported that San Diego is to have an auto speedway. George Blacholder of Santa Ana is said to have signed up with the St. Louis "Browns" for 1924. Willie Hoppe remains balkline bil- liard champion, having defeated Jake Schafer 1500 to 1196 last week. Hoppe has held the title for eighteen years, except one year when Jake beat him. In San Francisco January 24th, Ock- enden and Havens, the European crack golfers, beat Johnny McHugh, Califor- nia State Amateur Champion, and Bill Feries, Clairmont professional, 7 and 6. Spokane will enter a team in the Northwest Bowling Congress Tourna- ment, to be held at Vancouver, B. C., April 7th to 12th. The University of Hawaii has invit- ed the University of Southern Califor- nia to join them in a couple of foot- ball games next December. The Southern California Golf Asso- ciation has issued its handicap list for 1924. It contains 2500 names. Dr. Paul Hunter, Willie Hunter, George Von Ehn and Freddy Wright are listed at scratch. At Chicago, January 25, Harold Os- borne broke the world's indoor high for using both light and heavy tackle Coxe reels. The advocates of heavier tackle have hung up records which, taken in general, have been equalled by few and surpassed by none. Now, I ask again, why should we use infe- rior reels, or add to the modern reel over fifty percent of strength to the present line, which reel has been fre- quently likened unto the Michaelis power reel in the bargain? The ex- planation is not satisfactory, as yet, to me. ,THE CATALINA ISLAN E q ,, stIPER~ jtunp score by clearing the bar at 6 A "green cod weighing almo :~I/ALO' feet, 5 15-16 inches, pounds was caught by Charley 11 man while fishing from the O[land r In New York, January 26; Robert pier Tuesday morning. The fish~lendid McAllister established a world s record the combined characteristics of a ~tbli li ...~nnls i of ll seconds flat for 100 meters on a ' "~u,,~t bass and sculpin Inside ,ts .:_, board track indoors, and gills were vivid light green. ~inter ------" fish is a "stranger" to Catalina w~mmer Los Angeles is reported to have tra- ~ ~,as ga~ ded Pitcher George Lyons and Catch- Mr. Laurancehas sold lot No-Iao sa~ block 7 to itsCora W Haw,*_ .. er Tony Rego to the St. Louis ~ ve~ne ba .... iery lr "Browns' in exchange for Wayne Los Angeles. This is the lot lying~ortv Wright and Charles Root, pitchers;tween the cottages owned by Dr. J[elepla Josh Billings, catcher; Bill Whaley, Wiborn and Mr. C. E. Brode, arx~any ; infielder, and Cedric Durst, outfielder, she expects to build a very attral tr h house on this lot, it will mean the Racing at Culver City was resumed proving of the West Terrace. )~ Saturday. e Watch the world me to Card] tl The Chicago "White Sox" will" do ~. s t Florida,their spring trainingplayat Winter Haven, 1 u and then 23 exhibition RAN r games before the season opens, r 3' In the finals at Los Angeles Sunday ' between Gene Sarazen, American pro- 1~]11~ a V :( fessional golf champion, and Arthur )1 Havers, British open champion, the 1 former won out on the 72 holes 5 and c t~ 4. :q f Mrs. Neva B. Lehman has purchased Wednesday, January 30 :r the cottage at 317 Descanso avenue, Ruth Stonehouse in formerly owned by Mrs. A. R. Black "LIGHTS OUT " al of Pasadena. A mystery, crook comedy dram It Mr. Frank E. Hand has sold his cot- the railroad, i~ rage at 329 Descanso avenue to Mr. Also Mermaid Comedy r and Mrs. Hugh Stevenson, and his "BACK TO THE WOODS' v e cottage at "323 Descanso avenue to ...... i: Mrs. Luella Singlie of Redondo Beach.Thursday, January 31 These sales were handled by Mr. A. "THE TRIPPLE CLOg :~ L. Laurance of the Santa Catalina Is- An All-Star cast. The Biggest (20 h land Company real estate department. Scene ever Filmed--mystery ',l throughout. Also--- ) "EASY STREET" d AVALON PRIMARY SCHOOL k Friday, February 1st :) The monthly meeting of parents andPeter Morrison, Famous Weste~ ~d friends will be held in the Primary Star' irt School room at 2:30 p. m. on Friday "SMILING ON" next, February 1st. Mrs..Stone, Pres- It's Pete's Own Love Story--and it' T ident of the AvalonSchoolAssocia- Thriller. Also tion, will speak. Lloyd Two Reel "HIGH AND DIZZY" Everyone welcome ! ....... ~ Gre; Go and see the chihlren's work. Saturday, February 2ndi~ ,, B ----~ ~ " Cecd B. De Mille's ~ ~tm Write to the Catalina Light Tackle " #~ st "A FOOL'S PARADISE Club, P. O. Box 14, Avalon, California, With Dorthy Dalton. A dramatic ~"t: /or information about sea angling, via Mexico, France and Siam. ~ Hie ~-~----~ Also Gump's Comedy ~ Catalina will give you the rest of "WATCH PAPA" ~ Car your life. Come to Catalina. Sunday, February 3, 1924 ~ Po~ WAR DEPARTMENT "JACQUELINE: jwa, OFFICE plece, "mazmgBarrlers.'" "the e~jl~ zvxa 77.5 CENTRAL BUILDING thrilling forest fire spectacle ~.~ a LOS ANGELES, CALIF. filmed--and a great cast of play q,, January 24, 1924. Also Hall Room Boys Comedy] -~ TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: "HOLY SMOKE!" " Application has been made by the Also INTERNATIONAL Wilmington Transportation Company ~= for permission to extend seaward, a Monday, February 4, 1924 distance of 30 feet, the existing wharf Irene Castle, internationally at the foot of Metropole Avenue, Av- dancer, in alon, Santa Catalina Island, Calif. "NO TRESPASSING" Map shewing the location of the A powerful domestic drama. proposed work will be on exhibition in Also Lloyd Hamilton in this office until 11 A. M. Thursday, "EXTRA.* EXTRA!" January 31, 1924. Interested parties are invited to in- Tuesday, February 5, 1924 spect this map and to submit in writ- ing, in triplicate, on or before that V, gilliam Desmond in date, any objections based on naviga- THE BREATHLESS tion interests they may have to the A thrilling, smashing story of a proposed work. Objections based on tune hunter. Other than navigation interests cannot Also, be considered. "SHE'S A HE!" E. D. ARDERY, Also INTERNATIONAL NEWS Major, Corps of Engineers, District Engineer. Wednesday, February 6, 1924 Harry Carey in "GOOD MEN AND TRUE" The AVALON Cafe See this vigorous, rushing tale of Dan Ostoieh, Proprietor and politics in the great West. Also Stan Laurel in 403 CRESCENT AVENUE "FROZEN HEARTS" Good Food, Well Cooked and : ~ Neatly Served. PRICES--2& 39, and 50 Cents. Childella uud~ IZ in Frill ,~,ff~um