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%. PAGE SIX THE CATALINA Published Every T'nurs~ay at WINDLE'S PR|NT SHOP AVALON CALIFORNIA ERNEST WINDLE - Editor and Owner CHAS. H. SMITH - - Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance). Three Years ............................ Five Dollars (Only When Paid in Advance) One Year ............................... Two Dollars Six Months ............................... One Dollar Three Months ........................... Fifty Cents ~pie.~_s ............................ Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising 50c per Inch, Each Insertion. 500 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March 31, 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif., under the Act of March 3, 1897. The columns of the Islander are open to the general public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects:" Local Politics and Gov- ernment, Fishing, Huntin~ and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. Im$~I~M~H~l~i~H~I~$~u$$~i~H~u~i~ulufIf~i~i~i~$$ "It becomes not a Mw nudger to be. hnv breaker." FEBRUARY ~2----Oriqinal manuscript of Washinqton's Farewell Address sold for $2,300, 1850. ~13---"American Society for the Promotion of Temper- ance" orqanized, 1826. ~14--Ioseph Huffner duq the first salt well, 1769. 5---Women permitted to prac- rice law before the Supreme Court, 1879. 6-Samoset visited Plymouth colony with qreetinq, "Welcome Enolishmen," 1621. |7--C-eneral Hardee burned and evacuated Charles- ton 1865 , . 18--Iefferson Davis inauqu- rated president of the Confederate states, 1861. O wNU iM~fi~iflMi~u~i~$I~$~i~$ii~ii$iiii~flfifli~iffif~M~i~H~i~f~ FUNERAL SERVICE On Friday, February 4, at 2 P. M., at the F.k B. McCormick Funeral Cha- pel, 4601 Crenshaw boulevard, Los An- geles, funeral services for the late Silas M. Hathaway were held. Considering the brief notice given there was a good attendance of repre- sentative business men and other resi- dents of Avalon. The floral display was large and beautiful, and the serv- ices well conducted. Here in Avalon, at the meeting of the Rotary Club at noon Friday, mem- bers of the organization stood in si- lence for 30 seconds, at the suggestion of the president, Mr. Pollok, as a trib- ute of respect to the deceased, for so many years a business man in Ava- lon. At the meeting of the Avalon City Council on Monday, resolutions hon- oring Mr. Hathaway were adopted, which will be found on another page of this issue. Mr. Hathaway was about 52 years of age, and besides a host of friends leaves the following relatives to mourn his untimely death: his wife, Bonnie Louise Hathaway; son, Silas Merrie Jr.; daughter Virginia Louise, and ~is- ters Margaret Busick and Mayme Renner. F. H. A. HOME LOANS "W'e are prepared immediately to consider apl)lications for the new 25- year, 9t)% F. H. A. loans under the amended Housing Act," W. J. Laurin, manager of the Catalina Island Branch of Security-First National Bank, said Monday. The bank will make each of the three types of loan contemplated under the Act, he declared. "Home building and owning should take place in still greater volume un- der the new liberal provisions," ex- claimed Mr. Laurin, "with particularly beneficial effect upon the building trades in the case of new construction. "If the borrower wants them, we in- tend to make the loans for the maxi- nmm amount, ninety per cent. Bor- rowers who prefer to have larger equities and shorter terms of payment will be taken care of on a basis suited to their requirements. "This Bank does not share the opin- ion, which has been expressed in some quarters, that a 90% insured loan is, on its face, unsound. It is our expe- rience that the most important safety factor in a loan is the plan of repay- ment. If a borrower has convenient payments, well within his means, we have a good loan. If payments are beyond the borroWer's means, you have trouble, whether we have loaned 40%, 75% or 100%. The additional protection of the insurance, constitut- ing a government guarantee, makes well considered loans of this class a conservative investment of our funds." 20 MILLION CHi~NEsE NOW DESTITUTE THERE Since President Roosevelt issued his cxil ~o the American public to rush a $1,000,000 relief fund through the Am- erican Red Cross, to millions of civil- ians in China who are in distress as the result of hostilities, Nelson T. Johnson, U. S. Ambassador, now at Hankow, informs the Red Cross that over 20,000,000 people are affected in the Shanghai, Hangchow and Nanking areas alone. Thousands of homeless beings are forced to huddle under straw matting shelters, lacking protection from snow and rain. Alleys and doorways in scores of towns and villages are crowded with bewildered people, bor- dering on starvation. The Red Cross reports one of the greatest immediate needs is for cot- ton padded garments and quilts. These can be produced at small cost in Chi- na. It is pointed out that $1.25 will provide food, shelter and medical care /or one person an entire month. President Roosevelt in his appeal to the public urges a prompt and gener- ous response. o- 'CHANCES FOR BEGINNERS IN THE BASEBALL FIELD The Parade to the Major leagues began Monday morning at Wrigley Field, Los Angeles. With Harry "Truck" Hannah, man- ager of the Los Angeles Baseball club, in charge and Carl Dittmar and Arn- old Statz as his assistants, the annual baseball coaching school of the An- gels got urider way at Wrigley Field, 435 East 42nd Place, Los Angeles, at 10 o'clock Monday morning. Youngsters under 23 years of age, are welcome to work out under the eyes of the three coaches who will correct any batting or fielding faults and do everything possible to improve the playing ability of the youths. There is no charge or a~ay admission fee necessary to attend the school. Each player nmst bring his own uni- form, shoes and glove. During the past few years a num- ber of lads who obtained their start in the Angels' baseball school have reached the pinnacle of baseball suc- cess--the major leagues-- or they are well on their way toward that goal. STATE INCOME TAX A representative of the State In- come Tax Division will be at the City Hall, Avalon, February 14 and 15 only, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to assist those who wish help, without charge. Mrs. F. j.L Sal~on rand- daughter ttilda were north-bound passengers on the S. S. Catalina Friday afternoon. ill TPOLLINO I'I OUND AVALON By Norman Wall II II Things I see and think about while strolling along Catalina's esplanade: On Saturday, February. 12th, we ob= serve the birthday'of the sixteenth President of the United States, Abra- ham Lincoln. He was born in what is now Larus, (then Hardin) County, Kentucky, on February 12th, 1809. He was the second son of Nancy Hanks. When he was 21 his father moved to Central Illinois; he was elected to the Legislature in 1834; served until 1842, when he declined further nonfination. He married Mary Todd, daughter of Robert Todd of Lexington, Ky., in November, 1~42. In 1846 he was elect- ed to congress, and served only one term. When the Republican Party was organized in 1856 to oppose the extension of slavery, Lincoln was its most prominent leader in Illinois. He was inaugurated as President in 1861. On April 12th, 1861, the Confederate General Beauregard attacked Fort Sumter at CharlestOn Harbor. The Civil \Vat being thus commenced, Lin- coln called a special session of Con- gress to sununon 75,000 militia, and ordered the enlistment of 65,000 regu- lars for three years. In July 1863, General Grant's capture of Vicksburg restored to the Union Army full con- trol of the Mississippi Rover. In No- vember of that year, at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettys- burg, Lincoln delivered his Gettys- burg address. While seeking relaxa- tion with his family at Ford's Thea- tre he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, an actor. This was on April 14th, 1865. He died the next morning. Lincoln was 6 feet 4 inches in height, with long limbs and large hands and feet, clark complexion, broad, high forehead, deep-set gray eyes, and coarse black hair. He was slemier, wiry and strong; mild and patient, fair and direct in speech and action, scorning all tricks and subter- fuges, steadfast in principle, sympa- thetic and charitable. In 1911 Con- gress appropriated $2,000,000 for a me- morial building in Washington; and in 1916 the Lincoln Homestead was made a Nanonal Monument. News Skits We aiaswer a letter from A. M. D., San Diego, Calif.: The oldest college in the United States is Harvard Uni- versity, Cambridge, Mass. The year of its origin was 1636 The next old- est is Wdliam and Mary, W~illiams- berg, Va. It was established in 1693. Yale University was not heard of till 1701. A letter from New York tells me that Governor H. Lehman and Mayor Fiorelle LaGuardia of that state, are expected to head the notables of a four-train cantonment of approxi- mately 15,000 Legionnaires, for the major invasion of Los Angeles during the National American Legion 20th Convention, to be held next Septem- ber 19th to 22nd. Answer to M. A. R.: Alabama and Illinois each has a city called "Amer- ica". Also Georgia, Illinois and Ohio, each have a city called "Reno", but the Nevada city is the on'ly one that makes the headlines. To A. A. R.: The first part of this column next week will explain what Valentine Day is all about. It will explain your question. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McEvoy of Phil- adelphia and Miami, are visiting Ava- lon and will remain till May. They will make the Island their permanent winter home. "Happy" Hacker has acquired an oil and gas lease in the Wilmington field adjoining the Pongratz well, which has just been completed, flowing at the rate of approximately 700 barrels per day. Hc has contracted the drilling to Gus Pongratz, who has to date completed nine wells in the field. Several residents of Catalina Island have signified their intention of join- ing "Happy" in this venture. Gypsy Charney is deserting Avalon until May or June. Her mainland ad- AVALON HAS RODEO The first of a series of weekly deos, planned to cuhninate in a horse show early m the spring, held Sunday at the Catalina Stables, w~tn a good turnout of uants, putting on an excmng e( than show t)efore an crowd oi/ spectators. The new ri( ring, which has recently been pitted under the supervision r renchy Small, manager of the hna Stables, and riding mrge enougla to facilitate hurdles jumping events and drills and oi horsemanship of every kind, grandstand seats a-top the stable iac]ng the riding ring. The first of the preliminary held Sunday included a Bengal cer (potato-sticking) race, whereiI riders, equipped with long poles, endeavored to transfer m a box at one end of the arena a box at the other end by spearingt pomme dc terres m the boxes their lances while mounted, and cart mg them down the field to the box. The first match in this was won Oy IAmsy 6ilaw, riding lem', and the second was won b~luy t.)lsen also riding "Har Other entrants in the event were Wyckoff, Van Thompson and Payne. The musical chairs event pro much excitement and many a for the spectators, as the entrants a given signal would break from canter on the outside ring and for the inner circle of chairs, in attempt to dismount from their and s~t in a chair, bridle in the fact that there is one less than riders, adding to the eompetil Honors for this event were by Sonny Olsen on "Red Wing": Daisy Shaw on "Harlem", both them in a mad dash arriving at lone remaining chair at the same A thrilling exhibition in was given by Frenchy Small, "Ram01er" and "Frog", and by Olsen on "Rambler". The grand finale was an by all the riders of a s~x-horse drill participated in by Payne, Daisy Shaw, Sonny Jerre Wyckoff, Van E. and Emma D'Arcy, under the tion of Frenchy Small. An added attraction to the wee rodeos will be a preliminary amateur horse show for local the first to be held on Sunday, t ruary 27th. Everyone is invited a number of entries have already received, including Sonny O,lsen, Shaw, Jerre Wyckoff, Bill Mrs. Win. Heiss, Ethel and Art son, Percy Mackey, and The following events are with a prize for each class: Jumping class, ,three-gaited children's class, correct form potato race, musical chair class, drill ride and goat roping. --(] Eric Wilcox and Jack School staled north on the evening boat day. dress will be Hollywood. There weeping and wailing at her But she will be established in one those ultra ultra Hollywood reside~ w,ta frtends. Gypsy is noted for entertainments to ttt any holiday, first w~II be a St. Valentine's party for the movie colony. Somehow, I never wear a brim hat. 1 own 10 hats and they all pull-down brims. It's a phobia something. tt's a bundle of joy and at the home *of Eddie Zeke; a b( and a baby .girl at the home of Zeke's brother, Morris Hoover, on mainland. I seldom smoke cigar: there was one in the mail from ris. Eddie, so far, has not a smoke to his pal, Norman Hugh Kennedy is really around these evenings. He invited to five homes in one week. very popular fellow, with a ity that one cannot resist. Advertise, Advertise, Adv'ertise. wall get any business places. Bi mir bist do schon. See you ~,veek.