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LANP1 which 1! of th] nities 1 ,ur exi{i 2'non a l 2 71 t confitSlhed Weekly at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California. Avalon's qonor, l ~e_Wspaper, containing the local news of ~this wonderful Island u can t~ "'tfieial publication of the Light Tackle Club, an crganization of r~ghng Sportsmen Baseball training field for Chicago "Cubs". Avalon: Year round mecca for tourists and travelers. Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, riding, fishing, biking, marine gardens. Unexcelled accommodations. frank SS" t.~i~..~ AVALON. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND. CALIFORNIA. THURSDAY, MARCH 8. 1934 VOL. XXl No. 10 ,ut T ,rP~,,~^. ENNANT EARLY CALIFORNIA PLAN ABBREVIATED SCHEDULE t~b Ray, Los Angeles 'Tunes' m/ bumP~rli,f,,the Cubs, from Manager ti.-:nl -|v t -, m cn down to Trainer take ~~>OtShaw, are inclined to regard ~'i~w. York Giants' triumph last ~.-~]A~,u.the nature of a miracle. Some- at can't and won't happen " Ol:l _u !s season. K t'~ti2~1 .estionably the Cubs have and I~.ng.thened since last year. In Kle!n t all ~atve acquired one ,~f baseball's sneSS,~atsrl~en '-'h " " " ' o ..t~ Z,, tICK IS DOIFI~ CHilled rel~e~| Over radio KFWB broadcast by re- :note control from the Hotel St. Cath- erine las, Sunday night, Oscar Rat- chow, baseball announcer for the "An- gcls", as a part of the entertainment f.," the a.r!val of the Cfiicag: Cubs, :_:::'. t c I q] )'O,':rlg message fronl 3.!-. ~> :'2;, !4. Wrigley. The message x, ~ :'. \-cry inlpovtant one to the pe> 1:. f Avaicm. The master of cerc- ;:~ n:es f::.'r the occasion was Mark Kc!iy, of the Los Angeles Examiner. in their lives which we have complete- ly lost today. "Catalina is primarily a pleasure re- sort, a place where the bulk of the poptfiation can afford to go for relax- ation and a change. We want to. give them as much as we possibly can at the most nloderatc rates possible, and in c(mnection with this you might be interested in kn,:wing the Island has alwa},s .operated at a loss since its acqulslt:on by Win. \Vrigley Jr. in 1919. It was his idea to develop it to ;m ideal rather than on strictly com- mercial lines, and it is this plan we are g. in/ to try and follow out; but it is Wrigley Field, Avalon, where the Chicago Cubs ar z doing their Spring training ~In~ add the wallop that was sadly i:~od_ m several ~zanies last season. u not onl i "-' ~Jt h-' y s Klein a great lutter, ~ght ~ ls also considered' a brilliant a~ti~lder by all who have seen him un. One of baseball's greats. Task for "Tuck" er additioll to the Cub outfield (Tuck} Stainback, flashy whose tough task it try and win a regular berth stars as Klein, Bab? Her- Curler and Riffs (Old )hanson. Stainback is un- a Comer, but whether he enough to become a reg- this year is something decided within the next Ib pitching staff, although YOUng minor leagne stars PUrchased (luring the win- around Lonnie \Varneke, harley Root, Pat .Malone stand-bys of the easons. Lynn Nelson, for- :he Angels and Seattle, is returning me:nber of s staff. the new trio are Dick won twentv-five and lost for Los Ai{geles last sea- a six-foot three-inch .turned in twenty-one tri- L nine defeats for the Co- ings in 1933, antl South- whose performance games and los- for a none-too-strong last season captured the scouts. Joiner, a native ed on Page 2, Cc~lumn 1) -Many of the Cub players contribhted to the evening's entertainment. Mr. \.vrigley's statement as read by Mr. Reichcw, was as follows: "Apparently, I was scheduled to spc..x ton u..c program tonight, but I have been raised and trained not to try to do sonlething that sm~c,,ne else can (h, better. "t am not going to try to manage the bald team, fcr we have a lnanager that has forgotten more about base- ball than I will ever know, and that is also the reason I am not gving to try to speak on the radio, because I know Oscar Reichow is better at his xwrst than I can be at nay best. "There seems to be considerable in- terest in the application of the Early California motif to Santa Catalina Is- land. The idea is simple, but it has been translated into ;is nlany differ- ant plans as there have been people to conlnlt*nt on it. "Some seem to think that the idea will necessitate the tearing down of Avalon and its reconstruction, adher- ing strictly to Early California archi- tecture; still others think that it means the concentration in Avalon of all the relics of thg early days, nlak- ing of the town a large museum; still others seem to think that to be true to form we should eliminate the bath- tubs, the electric lights, and other nlodern conveniences. None of these are correct. "The most interesting part of Early California, to me at least, was its people; their spirit, and the atmos- phere with which they surrounded themseh,es. They had many things always ea~;ier tc~ w~rk to a definite plan than using catch-as-catch-can methods. "There will bc architectural chauges ; but tSey will be gradual. We do not want t~ h~sc the atmosphere that the Island has built itself, or destroy the individuality which it has ahvays shown. If we were to tear down the l~reseut structures and start over again, Aval,m would probably look like just what it woukl be--a nlodel town built by one man, and it would probably be just as cold and unroman- tic as a rubber stamp signature on a letter. "We want to keep the best, not only in the City of Avalon, but in the mod- ern conve'niences that civilization has deveioped, and we also want to take from the past the things that are the best, in not only the architecture, but in the method of living; the friendli- ness, the spirit and the utilization of leisure time, puttiug this in a natural setting. Nature did much "for Santa Catalina Island, and what nature gave us is the Islamt's greatest charm; but man always scars when he builds, and cue of our first moves is going to be to eliminate these scars by giving na- ture a helping hand in the way of plantimz." Catalina Island Lodge No. 524, Free. and Accepted .Masons, will hold a smoker and social evening at its lodge hall, on next Friday evening. Offi- cials, players amt newspaper men of the Chicago Cubs who are members of the fraternity, have been invited to attend. By Irving Vaughan hi the "Sporting News" The Cub sojourn is the shortest of many springs and it will be interest- ing to see whether those, wh~ always have argued against the long grind arc correct. The squad will have only ten days on the Island. it used to be the habit to spend the better part of three weeks t;aerc. h;xperience has shown that better results arc obtained by devoting more time to exhibition games in or around' Los Angeles. The games this spring will start as seen ;is the squad qnits the Island for a lengthy stay at Los Angples, where the Biltmore Hotel will scrxe as headquarters. As' an indication of the industry that has taken hold of the big leag- UUI-S since fillies grew tt)ugh, C, uy Bush and }'at Malone arc already working with the Los Angeles, club. Bush uever could bc accused of shirk- ing his work or not taking it serious- ly, so his ambitious move caused no surprise.. Makme, however,has al- ways been accused of beingindiffer- ent and yet the big fellowactually tries to do the best thing, tle's sim- ply nnfortunate in that he doesn't al- w'ays get g(,~(l results. Manager Grinm- has ,nuch to do in the six weeks set aside for training and for shaping tip ;.ill aggregation that many people arc already figuring a pennant winner. It miglat be well to wait awhile on such asserticns. Three of the infield positions are in .doubt. It isn't going to be an easy job t