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PAGE FOUR THE CATALINA 0WNSEN D VALONET ES RECOVERY PLAN | VAR___! L~''" ."" "::.""" "'~." By Milton L. Coffin News Flashes Winant Retirement Augurs~ Changes in Social Security Changes, not in the Social Security Act, but on the Social Security Board, have been made in recent weeks. At John J. Winant's request, his nomina- tion as chairman of the Board was withdrawn by President Roosevelt, on February 19. Mr. Winant's decision to withdraw was not unexpected. What administration move the ac- tion portends is not as yet publicly known. It is. thought, in view of the President's own statements, it is the beginning of changes to be made in the Social Sect~rity Act. The Presiden,t named A.G. Aft- meyer, a member of the Board, to serve as chair:nan. Altmeyer said he did not look on the Social Security Act as a "final answer to the need of social security." Murray W. Latimer was substituted as a meinber of the Board. This is significant in view of the fact that Latimer is chairman of the Railroad Retireinent Board. When announcing his appointment to the new post, Pre- sident Roosevelt said the Railroad Board soon will announce an agree- ment between operators and railroad brotherhoods, concerning operations under the new retirement plan. More than one million railroad em- ployees will be affected, though details of what the pension plans may be were riot announced. Winant, in an exchange of letters with the President, suggested that au- thority of the Social Security Board be expanded.. "May I suggest," Mr. Winant said, "that the usefulness of a 'Board thaf' does not exercise judicial functions is largely limited to the development of policies of its administrative function- ing. Tiffs nmy be helpful during the early period of fornmlating a large co- operative enterprise of this character, but the time is not far off wlien the incisiveness of individual direction will be found necessary in administering the major sections of the Social Sec- urity Act." ~O" Townsend Club Pledge "The Town~end Plan will succeed. I therefore pledge my allegklnce to its principles, its founder, Dr. Francis E. Townsend, and to all loyal co-work- ers; and rededicate myself to, maintain the democratic spirit and form of gov- ernment in America." -o VETERANS ARE HELPED Veterans' Adnfinistration expendi- tures in California during the fiscal year of 1936, amounted to $47,405464, according to a report received by Don- aht Renshaw, State Director for the National Emergency Council. This sum did not include liayments made to veterans on bonus certificates. Living veteran~ of all wars received the sum of $29,099,379 in compensation and pension payments, while payments to 17,277 dependents of deceased vet- erans of all wars amounted to $6,899,- 361. Military and Naval insurance pay- ments were made to dependents of 7,133 veterans in the amount of $4,- 655,696; adjustments on service amt dependents pay amounted to $52,951; payments were made on adjusted ser- vice certificates matured by death in the amount of $1,444,497: State admin- istrative costs of the Veterans' Admin- istration including operating expenses of all offices and hospitals amounted to $4,996,245; and expenditures for construction of buihlings and repairs on hospitals and home units amounted to $257,335. The Veterans' Adminis- tration reports that pensions are still being paid to two dependents of de- ceased veterans of the War of 1812; one, a resident of the Slate of New York, and the other the State of Ore- gon. Everyday cares were discarded last Friday evening when the high school students escorted their favorite girls to the informal dance at the Country Club. Everyone seemed to have good time. The pictures taken during the dance have not yet been developed. Thanks to Gene's Photo Studio for courtesies and infornmtion. Jan Garber and his orchestra are playing an engagement at the Royal Pahn Club in Miami, Florida. The Scattergood Baines' script show may be heard five times a week over the Columbia radio chain, and is sponsored by the Win. Wrigley Jr. Co. The El Mirador apartment house at 145 Marilla, is being remodeled. It will be stuccoed and the porch open- ings transformed into mission-like arches.W. J. Walton is the con- tractor. Summer is ahnost here. Many peo- ple will be asking, "How can I learn to properly handle my new boat?" The answer is easy: If you need in- formation or help, visit the Avalon library or write to the yachting or boating magazines. They have large libraries of handbooks covering all phases of the subject. Paul Kain's orchestra, popular at the" St. Catherine Hotel last summer, is now playing in the Hotel DeW~tt Clinton, Albany, New York. Harry Albretsen, trumpeter, sends word that the band will probably stay in the east for some time. He extends greetings and the band's best wishes to friends who have remained in Avalon. There are eight other, towns named Avalon in the U:. S. A., besides the one Norman Wall .mentioned in his column. They are in Georgia, Mary- land, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jer- sey, Wisconsin, and Texas. There will be great joy when the Casino opexas on May 22. George White and Ruth Patterson, popular Islanders, have announced the date of their coming marriage. The event will take place April 17, 1937. Last Thursday evening, Helen Greig, Shirley Pyle, and Loree Vickers gave a farewell party for Jean Harris. An operation was performed last week to remove a piece of steel from Omar Scarratt's left eye. The acci- dbnt occurred in the high school shop. Many Catalina Islanders are spend- ing the winter in Pahn Springs, either for pleasure or business. They are Larry Adams, Adele Ballinger, Thel- ma Brunet,' Raymond K. Bevier, Mr. and Mrs. Don S. Cowen, Charlie Clay- ton, Pearl Cuthbertson, 'George Cas- well, Don Cameron, Mr.~ and, Mrs. Harry I. Downes, John l)ixon, AI Ed- wards, Mr. and Mrs. Fau, Frank Felt- rop, Marian Garrison, Mr. anti Mrs. Jimmy Glendye, Beth and Helen Gra- dy, Mr. and Mrs. A1 Herrera, Lilyan Kilgannon, Bob Layton, Frances Lane, Ruth McClintock, Ann Mickolik, Mr. and Mrs. Don Musselman, Margaret Macdonnel, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Niendorff, Pat Nelson, Stanley Rosin, Howard Snyder, Ruth Sushan, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Warner, and Billy Wright. The "Slave Ship" cast has returned to the mainland. Watch for the an- nouncement of this picture, which was taken off shore of our beautiful Island. Avalon Bay was dotted with quite a number of pleasure craft last week- end due to the lovely spring weather. Among the boats anchored in the bay were the Conquista, Ralph L. Goetz; Oarrie I3, Spencer Tracy; Cal Chief, John D. Spreckels; Cielito, Lloyd Ba- con; El Gabilan, Mrs. H. H. Koons; Hermano, Allen Crary; Idol Ours II, W. H. Mead; Marlin, R. S. McClel- land; Miss Ritz, Ernie Reed; Narda, J. F. Chambers; Mary Jeanne, Her- man Spitzel; Panacea, Charles Chap- lin ; Runaway, King Vidor ; Sunbeam, Milton Weinberg; Sea Lion, R. Pan- tages; Stranger, F. B. Stearns; Vele- ro, I[, S. B. Mosher; W'aupaca, D. A. MARY HARRIMAN STUDIES RAILROADS To conll)letc her sophomore studies at college, Mary Harriman had to write a thesis on transportation. The first person she went to was her father, ~V. A. Harriman, chairman of the board of directors of the Union Pacific Railroad. Mary began asking "a lot of qu;es- tions. Typically "Harriman", her father put her on a Union Pacific train to learn for herself ..... A few days ago, in dol{qmny of Miss Avis Lobdell, assistant to W. M. Jef- fers, executive vice-president of the Union Pacific, Mis~ Harriman arrived in Southern California. "I had no conception of railroads until I began this trip," Miss Harri- man laughed, as she stepped from the train, "and I would never have be- lieved it all so complicated. While I was in the headquarters building at Omaha I was amazed to learn of all the tiny details that were necessary just to run one train. "On our way west Miss Lobdell ex- plained every operation and the rea- son. I talked with the stewardesses, the train conductors, dining car stew- ards, the engineer and---well, I'm glad I started early." Miss Harriman visited Southern Cal- ifornia offices of the railroad under the guidance of F. H, Knickerbocker, general manager, and A. V. Kipp, as- sistant traffic m~nager. She will join her parents for I0 days at Sun Valley Lodge, Idaho, America's new ski and winter sports playground, before re- turning to Bennington College, Ben- nington, Vt. "O The Paris International Exposition of 1937 opened in May. One of the features of the Fair will be the International Ice Palace, in which will be shown the development of refriger- ation (luring the last sixty years. Above the roof of the Ice Palace will project a 150 foot tower, which will be covered with ice during the summer months, and will erupt in miniature snow storms at regular intervals. ----o---~-~ Keep Avalon a clean town. Hill; and the Yavapai, John Myers. Sorry" I wasn't present when a seal attacked a dog, or the dog attacked a seal, on the beach Saturday afternoon. It nmst have been ferocious. Next time I hope to be Johnny-on-the-spot --if I can find the right spot. The Chicago Cubs have returned to their training grounds, to prepare themselves for the coming baseball season. Let's make the boys feelat home while here, and let them know we are for them--bat, ball and glove, for a world's championship this time. Introducing Islanders A. E. Pallas, paymaster for the San- ta Catalina Island Company, likes Av- alon because it affords the average person all the necessities to enjoy a happy and healthful life. aAlnd received his schooling in Illinois California. After graduation he played professional ball. "He claims that his most exciting experience was pitching to Babe Ruth. He has been a resident of Avalon for eight .years. Jack Carson, student of Avalon High School, was born in Long Beach in 1919. He came to Avalon when very young, and has lived here ever since. He hokts the office of junior class vice- president, and is catcher for the school baseball team. STEAMER Effective FebrUarY Lv. Los Angeles Lv. (via P. E. Ry.) 9:00 a.m. 10: a.~" Lv. Avalon Ar. Wilmingtoa (via steamer) (via stes~r) 4:30 p.m. 6 (Wilmington serves the right sailing schedules AIRPLANE Effective March 10 to Leave Wilmington I0:15 A.M. P. M. 4:30 P. M. 5:30 P M *Sundays anO Additional service traffic warrants times of the last afternoon trip Tickets on reservationS mington to Avalon the Wilmington scheduled Tickets on reservations alon to Wilmit hours before (Wilmington-Catalina Alr l~.~ j the right to change sirPt~'" out notice.) WE ry calls tory that pc OU Premier w ho sere folks--that'S arlW Ill Phone 124 BUILD LOANS Under Title I and Title II of the National the money for New Construction or pairs--Long Time, Easy Terms, Moderate Interest BANK OF' LOS ANG Z, CATALINA ISLAND BRANCH W.j. Laurin, Manager