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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AT WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON CALIFORNIA E. WINDLE. EDITOR AND OWNER SUBSCRIPTION RATES, IN ADVANCE ONE YEAR ......... TWO DOI.LARE SIX MONTHS ..... ONE TWENTY-FIVE THREE MONTHS . . SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS SINGLE COPIES ....... FIVE CENTS ADVERTISING RATES DISPLAY AD~/ERTISING SOC INCH. EACH INSERTION. SOD INCHES DURING A PERIO0 OF SIX MONTHS, 3SC PER iNCH. LINERS 1OC PER LINE. MINIMUM 2SC. ENTERI~O AS SECONO-CLASS MATTER MAR. 31, 1914, AT THE POSTOFFICE AT AVALON. CALIFORNIA. UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 1897. THE COLUMNS OF THE II~NOER #*RE OPEN TO THE GENERAL pUBI.IC, ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS: LOCAL POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT. FISNING~ HUNTING AND CAMPING. ITEMS OP LOCAL "NEWS INTEREST WILL BE GREATI~Y AP- pRECIATtO. It was announced last week that there were 181 pupils attending the Catalina schools at the present time. "Many a man," says Crawfish Char- ley, "keeps his nose to the grindstone so that his family can keep their noses 'up in the air.'" The police reports for Los Angeles during the month of January show that 6079 persons were arrested. L.A. is getting to be a "hot old town." Most goats have two horns; but they do not blow them. Tooting your own horn doesn't make much of a hit with Manager Killefer. He wants ball players."You're darned tootin' he does !" Deputy Revenue ColleCtor Heidt of Los Angeles, from the Income Tax Collector's Office, will be in Avalon on February 25, 26, and 27, to assist any one who is desirous of making out their income tax returns for the year 1923. Mr. Heidt will be located at the city hall during his stay in Avalon. More pipe for the Middle Ranch water system arrived here Monday. The construction workqs going on as rapidly as the material is hauled across the channel. Every indication points to the possibility that Avalon residents will have Middle Ranch water for do- mestic purposes during the month of May. ' Mr. F. J. Ordway, representative of the Los Angeles County Auditor, was in Avalon last week checking the books of the Catalina Township court. Mr. Ordway stated that the books were "O. K.," and that all fines collec- ted through the justice court had been credited to their proper departments in the county records. At San Diego the United States government is just completing" at a cost of some fifty million dollars a naval post that will be without an equal in the Westernt Hemisphere. It will include a naval training statiou that will accommodate twenty thousar.d men, the largest aviation post in the country, the largest Marine Corps bar- racks, a destroyer repair base that will take care of all the destroyers on the Pacific, a naval hospital of a thousand beds, a naval-supply depot that will handle all the supplles for the shore stations in the eleventh naval district and the headquarters offices of that district. LATE LITTLE NEWS NOTES 'Tinch" Moricich is having his Bea- con street cottage enlarged and other- wise improved. Among the visitors at the Commu- nity Church (Congregational) last Sun- day morning were former Lieutenant- Governor A. J. Wallace, E. A. Healy, who is a veteran educator in connec- tion with the University of Southern California, and Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Alden of the Alden family of Pilgrim fame. Visitors registered from Penn- sylvania, Michigan and Illinois, besides several parts of California. It is stated that a Los Angeles real estate firm has negotiated a lease on the Frank 1. Moore property, located at the corner of Crescent and Whitt- ley avenues, for the purpose of erect- ing a five story apartment building. Mr. Moore was in Avalon a few days ago, and stated that he had given Los Angeles firm a six months option on the property, and that the option called for the construction of a fire- proof building. "So that our solicitors can visit every person in Avalon the drive for contributions for the Catholic Charities caml)aign has been extended a few days longer," said Mrs. Anna M. Le- favor, who has charge of the local or- ganization. "We have had very good results, but we have not quite reached our quota. Donations sent by mail can be addressed to Rev. Fr. Cocoran of the St. Catherine's Church at Ava- lon. These donations will be credited to Avalon's quota." Mayor Reyes and Constable A Sute- meier have been called to Los Angeles to testify in the condenmation prG- ceedings in the case of the City of Avalon vs. Ros-Ray Thomas, et a!, which will be heard in the Superior court February 20th, (today). The proceedings are for the purpose of es- tablishing a public street to be known as St. Catherine Way. The property in question is that strip of land on the waterfront west of the Tuna Club. City Attorney Frederick Baker is rep- resenting the municipality. On Sunday'the steamship "Avalon" had 912 passengers from the mainland. How is that for a "winter" crowd? Catalina is "getting better and better every day." When the new steamship "Catalina'~ is in operation next sum- mer, the city officials will find the "housing problem" quite a problem. Some one suggested that a "conveyor" from the dock to the golf links be in- stalled, and Harry Hockstadter is try- ing to persuade Mr. Wrigley to con- struct an overhead railroad from Crescent avenue to the ball park. We want to thank all of our readers who have sent us their "back numbers" of the issues of January 2, 9 and 16. The first to respond to our request was Mr. A. O. Adams and James W. Jmnp of Los Angeles, and Mrs. F. B. Washburn of Duarte, Calif. This is the first time we have ever found it necessary to "advertise" for back num- bers, and it was very gratifying to the editor, to learn that quite a number of the Islander readers did not destroy their papers after "glancing through them." We sent the papers to Florida. Thank you. Subscribe now-- per year. TRAIN YOUR IMAGINATION (Sunshine Psychology Service) A man said to us the other day: "i've tried to apply psychology to the study of my failures and successes, but somehow I do not seem to be able to grasp the problem. What's the matter with me?" Our friend told us a lot of things. We have been accustomed to hear "other people's troubles" for several years in our court work. When he had finished we just asked: "What is the MOTIVE--YOUR MOTIVE ?" There was a new brightness in his eye as he said, "Oh, I get the idea nOW !" '~" Dear Reader, if you are unable to "concentrate," or feel pessimistic, fear- ful and worrysome, "forget it !" Don't dig into your sub-conscious thoughts too much. Those are "things of the past." $* S Happiness comes when you have your EYE on the FUTURE. Your MOTIVE to "get at" the FUTURE supplies you with a lot of pep and energy that you didn't know you pos- sessed. Train your imagination! BOTANICAL SPECIMENS FOR HARVARD UNIVi RSITY The remarkable diversity of the plant life found on Catalina Island is again called to our attention by a re- quest from the Botanical Department of Harvard University.for a collection of specimens for their arboretum. Mr. E., C. Knopf of Avalon has been re- quested to furnish the local specimens. Some time ago Mr. Knopf, in associa- tion with the late Dr. C. F. Millspaugh of the Field Museum of Chicago and Mr. L. W. Nuttall, collected many specimens. These specimens are now on exhibition in Chicago, and botanists from all parts of the world have pro- nounced them a "wonderful and valu- able collection of Pacific Coast flora." In the herbarium of the Field Mus- eum of Natural History at Chicago, there are more than thirty-five hun- dred sheets and over 5000 specimens. From March 1st, 1921, to July 30th, 1922, Mr. Knopf gathered over five hundred different specimens for the Field Museum of Natural History. For Harvard University it will possibly take a year to gather the different flora necessary to complete their list of specimens. Mr. Knopf said: "It requires many long tramps over the rugged hills of the Island. The most valuable plants are those located in places that are almost inaccessible, and which cannot be reached without the aid of ropes and other equipment. In making our previous collection [ walk- ed ten miles, five different times, to pick a flower when it was at its best. The dry season, so far, has done much damage to the flora of the Island. A rain within the next two weeks would be of great value." Returning from the Isthmus Sunday afternoon on boai'd the cruiser Quest, Vice-President and General Manager D. M. Renton of the Santa Catalina Island Company had a lot of fun with a school of mackerel. "Hand over hand" he landed about forty fish. Mr. and Mrs. Simmons of Los Angeles were guests of Mr. Renton and they brought to gaff about thirty mackerel. NEW ENGINE FOR The first of two banks-Morse engines which added to the equipment at power plant arrived on a barge. The big 54,000 pounds. The barge to the beach at the foot avenue and the machinery unloaded on skids. In it was on its way to the When the next engine Avalon, during the coming light and power plant will Deisel engines; two four-c five six-cylinder. These be capable of developing power. To house the new purchased by the Santa Company, a new building constructed adjoining the house in the canyon. At this time, we mention that this machinery has all chased by Mr. William and that the operation of under the supervision of the has been of much benefit to ple of Avalon. Not only has for electricity been reduced, service is much more thousands of lights have in homes and on the city The same praise ghould be the Santa Catalina Island the operation of the gas in use in Avalon. When the contract expires between Avalon and the Santa Company, the same should be f without any question on the Avalon property owners or officials. INDIANA HICKORY Los Angeles, February Editor Islander : Can you tell me where the phy" rods are made ? SUBSCRI (Editor's Note--The "Mur used so much at Catalina, by Mr. L. G. Murphy of Indiana. Mr. Murphy usually two or three months at year.) A very snappy and ketball game was played Sunday! noon at the Casino Court in whi~ high school defeated the team by a score of 20 to 16. up: High School, Daily, center; and Botello, guards; Shields cia, forwards. Company: center; Moore and wards; Griffith and Roadhouse, It is announced that N. A, will manage the clubhouse Southern California Athletic Country Club, at Lake Elsinore. Friday will be the anniversary birthday of George Washington,~ President of the United America. He was born in i732. Tonight in connection with the ular mid-week service of the nity Church (Congregational), committee on by-laws revision make its report for the action church. This is a very important ter and all members of the especially urged to be present. Catalina---"in all the world like this."