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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AT WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVAI.ON CALl FeRN IA E. WlNDLE. EDITOR AND OWNER SUBSCRIPTION RATES. IN ADVANCE ONE YEAR ......... TWO DOLLARI BIX MONTHS ..... ONE TWENTY-FIVE THREE MONTHS . .SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS SINGLE COPIES ....... FIVE CENTS ADVERTISING RATES DISPLAY ADVERTISING SOC INCH* EACH INSERTION. SO0 INCHES DURING A PERIOD OF SlX MONTHS, 3SC PER INCH. LINERS IOC PER LINE. MINIMUM ;LSC. ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER MAR. 31, 1914,AT THE POITOFFICE AT AVALON. CALIFORNIA. UNDER THE ACT Off MARCH 3. I BS~7. THE COLUMNE OF THE ISLANDER ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING IUBJI[CTE : LOCAL. POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT, FISHING, HUNTING AND CAMPING. ITEMS OF LOCAL NEWS INTEREST WILL IS[ GREATLY AP* PREGIATIED One year from today the next Pres- ident of the United States will have been installed. Who will be it? The next meeting of parents and friends will be held in the primary room next Friday, March 7th, at 2 p.m. A good attendance is looked for. The interior of the building at 222 Metropole avenue, owned by the Christian Science Society, is being al- tered so as to give a larger room in which to hold services. You will all be interested in the efforts put forth by the Avalon school pupils to fill a page of The Catalina Islander. Their first attempt is to be found on page eleven of this issue. 'Two things to remember: file your income tax returns with the Collector of Internal Revenue, Los Angeles, and register for the coming election if you desire to vote at that time. Persons desiring to register can ~1o so at the city hall. S. C. Peterson and E." Win- dle are the local deputies. Work on both the mountain and beach roads to Pebble Beach is near- ing completion. On the former the blasting out of a little rock will com- plete the work. On th~ beach road the riprap work in Lover's. Cove is progressing ~apidlyi' While the rocky corner at l~'aidem's Point is being blasted out to widen the road there. There will be a special meeting of the Avalon School Association, and all parents and friends of the school, at the Congregational church at 2:15 on Friday of this week. Mrs. J. Wesley Lee, vice-president of the First Dis- trict of the California Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associa- tions, will be present and speak. This meeting is arranged between boats to suit better the convenience of the Long Beach visitors. . Mr. R. M. Otis and Mr. G. H. Cam- erotx of Pasadena, who have been con- ducting a series of experiments from the pleasure pier to ascertain the amount of radium present in the sea water, returned to the mainland last Friday. They announce that their ex- periments have not been quite as suc- cessful as they had anticipated, owing to the fact that their electrical equip- ment did not operate successfully dur- ing the latter part of the experiments. LA'FE" LITTLE NEWS NOTES The closed season for crawfish (lobsters) commenced March 1st. Did you notice the "Election Notice" on page two. This is National Canned Foods week --and Hoover's Market calls attention to it in the regular advertisement of that popular grocery. Owing to "pressing (?) business," our enterprising correspondent, "Buck- et Bill," has not been able to complete his interesting article for this issue. Bill promises us a "world wind" letter for next week. Bill is somewhat of a silent sorta man, and always keeps his promises. Thank you, William! Fishing from Air. Wrigley's private cruiser "Quest," a number of the ball players from Chicago, landed over 400 pounds of mackerel Monday afternoon. They left Avalon after the afternoon practice and were back at the St. Catherine pier at 5:30 p. m. All were elated over their successes as fisher- IIlen. We don't seem to be able to find the exact motive that some people have for "butting into local politics." Well, maybe they don't want us to find the motive! Think it over! Do more thinking and less talking, is our advice to the campaign managers, if there are any. And, don't read some- thing into this paragraph that we did not say! The vote is the act that counts ! "Gus" Axelson of the Chicago Even- ing Journal is a fast worker. Gus has only been on the Island a couple of weeks but he has just eaten his kindly way into the affections of the Avalon residents. When Gus paints 'era white he uses a paint-sprayer, not a camel- hair brush. Word pictures are Gus's strongest art. If you don't believe this statement, read his article, "Dislikes Personalities," on page one. At the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees, held Saturday, Miss Ethel D; Kilgour was appointed City Clerk to fill the unexpired term of Mrs. F. M. Tidball. Mrs. Tidball, who has been our efficient City Clerk for a number of years, is now residing in St. Louis. Miss Kilgour has been in the Public Utilities office for a number of years and is thoroughly familiar with the work of the City Clerk's of- rice. That "it pays to advertise" has been again demonstrated in an interesting way. Last Sunday morning in making his announcements at the Community (Congregational) Church, Rev. LaRue C. Watson remarked that a new set of song books was needed for the church school, the mid-week service and the evening church services, and that he would be glad to receive fifty dollars for their purchase. Before the middle of the afternoon the fifty dollars was placed in his hands by friends who wish to remain unnamed, but who ask- ed that the new song books be con- sidered as a memorial to Rev. T. M. Price, a former pastor of this church, A very popular song book of medium weight has been selected and ordered, and when it arrives will add greatly to the interest of the servicc~. Catalina will give you the rest of your life. Come to Catalina. SOMETHING ABOUT ROOKIE PITCHER BLAKE By Harold Johnson Chicago Evening American War clubs were dusted off in the Cub training camp last week and the initial round of batting practice order- ed when Manager Bill Killefer assem- bled all his wards on Wrigley Field. After eleven sessions on the warming pans, the twelve hurling candidates have rounded into condition for brief appearances on the mound and the Bruin tactician proposes to stage daily sticking rehearsals on. , Rookie Behind Plate Usemann, the rookie semi-pro back- stop, who is hobnobbing with the Cubs is behind the plate during workouts. Practice for the pony field, composed of Elliott at first, Grantham on second, Turgeon at short and Barrett at third ended yesterday when veterans were llosted at three of the four positions. Killefer was favorably impressed by the performance of Fred Blake, pop- ularly entitled the "Sheriff," a right- handed curving rookie late of Seattle. Blake is a husky youth, 5 feet I1 inches tall, and weighs 175 pounds. His home it at Glen White, W. Va., where he acquired a typical southern ~Irawl. The "Sheriff" first blossomed out as a pitcriing person while attend- ing West Virgina Wesleyan, hurling four games for the institution. He fanned fifty gents in three combats and ran the whiff string to sixty-three in four engagements. Beat Ohio State Among his victims were Ohio State, Duquesne and Marshall University. Earl (Greasy) Neale, former Wesleyan athlete in 1919, recommended Blake to the Cincinnati Reds, with which club the former then was playing right field. After receiving a contract, the youngster was transferred to Pitts- burg, where he remained throughout the 1920 campaign, pitching exactly 13 2-3 innings. "[ made my first major league bow against the Chicago Cubs on the North Side Grounds," ~aid the "Sheriff" this morning, "and I learned something about pitching right then and there. "The Cubs were leading 14 to 0 when I went to the slab and after shooting two ".strikes past Charlie Hollocher I tried to hand him a third but he cross- ed me up and cracked a triple to right center. I'm resolved that the tricks of pitching that fooled collegi- ans were never meant for the majors." Wins Zl; Loses 13 At the close of 1921 Blake was ship- lied to Rochester, where he won 21 gaines, losing 13. The Pirates recalled him only to send him back to Roches- ter in 1922, where he copped 17 en- counters and lost 9. Pittsburg then ordered Blake and Rohwer to Seattle for Spencer Adams and last season the Cub rookie won 13 battles while drop- ping 20 for Wade Killefer's Coast leaguers. The "Sheriff" during his career has experimented with a var- iety of slabbing deliveries with fair success. Killefer is determined to make the newcomer hurl overhanded exclusively, believing that this method will prove most effective. Prior to matriculating at West Virginia Wesleyan, where his parents hoped he would prepare for the Methodist clergy, Blake attended Green Briar Military Academy at WANTS TO HEAR FROM DR. ZANE Los Angeles, March 3, Editor Catalina Islander: I have not seen anything your columns regarding the use 39-thread lines for broadbill Captain Harry Nichols has or three letters in your paper ing 30-thread lines for use on but you have not printed from Dr. Zane Grey since I would like to see another Dr. Grey. Yours truly, JOHN E. MAR (Editor's Note--fn a tele ceived from Dr. Grey last informed us that he was pre article to answer "Hot Stove, the present time Grey is at Long Florida, which distance means some delay in the of letters. We expect Dr. ply at an early date, and will the same as soon as possible. pleased that our readers are in the question of fishing "used at Catalina.) FISH AND FISHING Captain Mike Marincovich, a mercial fishennan, says that was fishing for mackerel Monday1 Seal Rocks the fish were so that a big eagle swooped down oa school within fifty feet of his boat, seized two of the mackerel fr~~t water in its talons. "Mike" says one of the fish wiggled out of huge bird's grasp and fell back the water. The oth'er mackerel carried off to the nest. "I have seen themackerel so rriany," Mike, inhis broken English. fish here twenty years. Big think he come down to get me, grab two mackerel from school lose one o$ them." SPORT NOTES A thirty-six-hole: medal golf ment will be played at Santa next Friday and Saturday, over Montecito Country Club course. The Salt Lake team of the Coast League is drilling at John Peters and Elmer Ponder, by the Angels for Ehner Myers, among those present. The Angels are in active at Long Beach. Tlae Washington's birthday tournament for Fresno county in Newton Bramblett and his Cora Bramblett, being proclamed champion singles players among men and wom~n of that county. It is calculated that America is spending $1,000,000 in preparing the Olympic games, while England raised something like $200,000 by ular subscription. In addition, is spending 30,000,000 francs. "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs on sale at Windle's News Stand. Catalina--"in all the world no like this." Lewisburg, W. Va. He abandoned idea of preaching when the Reds ed a contract calling for real money a professional ball tosser.