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February 19, 1930     The Catalina Islander
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PAGE TWO WEDNESDAY, FEll THEN AND NOW (Continued from page 1, Column I) almost like an Arabian Nights story --is a city cf beautiful and substantial homes, good roads, modern conven- iences, industries and many attrac- lions for visitors and pleasure seek- ers. Its transportation problems, in- dustries and city government are all efficiently handled. Traffic accidents in the city environment are less than those of any other city in the world. Accidents and disasters in transport- ing passengers to and from the main- land, both by flying-boat and steamer (the regular passenger services) dur- ing the past eleven years could be re- corded in three lines of newspaper type. One of the Avalonites, recently dis- cussing the many changes, said : "Eleven years ago Mr. Wrigley 'dis- covered' us Islanders . Then, nqost of us were swimming in the ocean, living in tents or shacks, feeding on fish, abalones and wild goats during the winter months. One of the favorite pasti:nes among business men was 'applesaucing' our creditors on the strength of the receipts for next sum- mer's business. Now look at us! "Company employees and business men arc living in real ho~ues, eating real food, wearing stylish clothes and ~zoing to the Casino theater and dances in roal automobiles. "Yes, sir, we are home-owners and residents of a fairyland city. There are two stemners a day in the winter months--with a schedul, of flying boats to and from the mainland-- ~hich, of course, makes it possible for those who may be dissatisfied, to leave without invitation! Some peo- ple do get disgruntled when they eat custard pie for every meal. The clays of the 'yellow ticket' are gone, as have many other primitive business :nethods that were once so irritating to those who preached the doctrine of liberty and freedom. Avalon is now operated on a strictly modern business system, and I, for one, am happy to be a voter and business man in this community !" How have all these changes been brought about? the reador of this ar- ticle may ask. The police, fire aJ~d public safety protection, street im- provements, etc., have all been con- duct-d for the past eleven years umler the management of the Santa Cata- lina Island Company, Mr. William Wrigley Jr., chairman; Mr. J. H. Pat- rick, president, and Mr. D. M. Ren- ton, vice-president and general ,nan- ager. Under the sup-rvision of vice- president and traffic manager, Mr. John N. Stewart, the Santa Catalina Island Company has expended approx- inmtely one million dollars each year advertising the resort possibilities of Avalon and its environments. That Mr. Wrigley is a man of vis- ion, enthusiasm and ability, and that he appreciates nmsic, art, human ac- tivity, cleanliness and loyalty, is evi- denced in his choice of employees and in the planning, construction and op- eration of his different interests. The beautiful casino building, with its or- gan, theatre, lighting effects and pala- tial appointnmnts; the well designed homes for the Latin employees; his interest in hospitalization, local schools, Boy Scouts, American I,egion, and other social activities, stamp him as a man of character and human sympathy. Very few Avalonites have visited the Wrigley building in Chi- cago. But that is another story! Eleven y,'ars of development and prosperity under the direction of Mr. Wrigley. have already gone down in Catalina history, and it has taken millions of dollars to "put Catalina Is- land c,n the :nap." Now it is as sub- stantial as the rock of{ Gibraltar! Those who wish to "compare notes" from then and now. may do so from the following statements made by Mr. William Wrigley Jr. to the edi- tor of the Catalina Islander in issues of February 18 and 25, 1919. Yes, iadeed--tone color so amazing that the whole world marvels at the fidelity of Nlajestic reproduction. Only the startling Colotura Dynamic Speaker makes possible this gorgeous Colorful tone. Instant overwhelming popularity has greeted the new Majestic. Why not hear it for yourself today--hear color in radio tone and discard all former ideas of radio. You are welcome to a demonstration with no obligation on your part. .:O: EAST END OF CRESCENT AVENUE TELEPHONE 65-W M Eleven years ago Willia:n Wrigley Jr. said : "Should I obtain control of Catalina and the interests of the Banning Com- pany, I intend to make the island the greatest sununer and winter resort in America." "I am put:ing money into Catalina because 1 am happy and because I want others to be happy. The devel- opment of Catalina Island will be on,~ ot~ the greatest pleasures of my life." "The possibilities of Catalina are un- limited. Three things are nec-ssary for its development--time, money and co-operation." "When you look on one side of the Island, you think it is the best. Then you go to the other side, or to anoth- er cove, and that is better. I expect to build a house on one of these hills, similar to our home in Pasadena." "I came out here for a vacation, but was induced to take ho]d of this mat- ter because I could see what potency of future it possessed. But as I have fifteen companies, all doing good busi- ness, I cannot undortake the direct :nanagement." "My visit to Catalina reminds me of the young girl writing a letter after visiting the Worlds Fair. She wrote: 'My darling mother:I have just been to the World's Fair. Oh! oh! oh! oh! oh ! oh ! oh ! and oh--your loving (laughter, Mary ! ' " A "SOUTHPAW PITCHER WITH CONTROL" (Continued from Page I, Column 2) since he left the pretty confines of Eagle Rock and his clear old ahna ma- ter. Detroit had him firs~ and turned him back to the Hollywood team. Thence he hopped back to Detroit, wasn't quite rope,anti was sent to Seattle. Back theyshot him to De- troit on call, was found still wanting and was turned over to Indianapolis. Now he's Cub property and probably mighty glad of it. But .lack Lelivelt will be waiting at the gate to get a smile from McCarthy. Cenerallv that's about all they do get from the inmassive Cub leader. You can bet McCarthy, Burke, Ray Sehalk and Gabby and Charley Grimm f'' will be giving Bud scme looks during the month ,nay be just what the artd possibly the with control." NOTICE OF PUBLIC NOTICE GIVEN THAT ON M 3RD DAY OF THE CITY COUNCI CITY OF AVALON, DID AT iTS MEETI BAY, PASS A RES( 513 DECLARING ITS TO ORDER THE STREET WORK TO TO-WIT : That the est and convenience it is the intention of of the City of Avalon, Angeles, State of up, vacate and purposes all that Hiawatha Avenue and nue, in said City of as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the corner of lot 15, block alon, as per map reco~ page 67 et seq. of Los Angeles County; sixty-three (63) degree! minutes East 31.38 fe thence Southeasterly curve having a radius and a central angle of degrees twenty-seven thirty (30) seconds to a north fifty-four (54) deg minutes thirty (30) feet to a point in the line of lot 14, block 8, Avalon ; thence along the Southwesterly lot 14 to the point of Reference is hereby Resolution of Intentiorl file in the office of the said City of Avalon ticulars, and for ment district. S. C. - Street Su City Dated this 7th daY 1930. You can now purchase the famous Radi Superhetrodyne Radio at a greatly REfl PRICE. * An eight tube all electric set in a beautifoi inet with full Dynamic Speaker Let us put one in your home on trial. "EVERYTHING ON EASY m--OO~m AVALON RADIO ELECTRIC PHONE 133