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PAGE SIX Published Every Thursday at WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON CALIFORNIA ERNEST WINDLE - Editor and Owner CHAS. H. SMITH - - Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance). Three Years .......................... Five Dollars (Only When Paid in Advance). One Year ................................ Two Dollars Six Months ..................... One Dollar Three Months .................. Fifty Cents Single Copies ............................ Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising 50c per Inch, Each Insertion, 500 Inches During a Period of o[ Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners Ib~ per Line, Minimum 25c Entered as Second-Class-Ma-tt-er-March~31: 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act of March 3, 1897. The columns of the Islander are open to the ge~neral public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Gov- ernmeat, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. ~gH~fl~MBBH~ii~i~ii~iWi~fl~H~fiHH~!iiH|iii~u~WM "Truth and honesty have no need of loud l~rotestatiom." MARCH ~.--Brttish fire on American citizens; later known as Boston mcrmacre, 1770. 6--Famous Dred Scott deci. sion affectinq runaway slaves handed down by Supreme Court, 1857. 7--First patent m msued on telephone instrument, 1876. ~_~ 8---Treaty siqned openm~ Japan to United States ships, 1854. ._~ 9--Pancho Villa, Memcan bandit, raided Colum- bus, N. Mex., 1916. _%_ 10--Patent for cut-of[ and valve for steam enqine qranted, 1849. |l--Twenty pioneers set off from Boston for Or~on, 1832. ew~ BfllIfllIIIHIHIHtHIHIflHflHIMIIIIIIIIIHIIHIIIIIIIIIIItlIIIIIIHI~HHm Sheriff Eugene W'. Biscailuz' Major Disaster forces were further augment- ed last week when Col. Lewis S. Stone, noted actor, and commander of the /_~s Angeles County Reserve, offered the Sheriff the aid" of his organization. The Reserve is composed of 70' civic spirited horsemen who volunteered to act at theii" own expense as escorts, mounted guards and patrolmen in the event of a catastrophe. O" It takes a highly intellectual individ- ual to enjoy leisure. Most of us had better count on working. The individ- ual who wakes up in the morning with a number of things to do for the day is the person who will hold to nor- mality.--Dr. J. B. Nash, New York University. O- There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life, and live it as bravely and ~aithfully, and cheerfully as we can. ---Henry Van Dyke O We hear that Little Jack Little has given up orchestra and joined the movies. It is reported that he is at work on a picture entitled: "The Hit Parade". THE LEE SIDE o' L. A. By Lee Shippey In Los Angeles Ti:nes of March. 1 There's just as good fish in the sea-- Yes, brother, that's true. But there aren't as many of them. if we don't watch our step the great fishing indus- , try of California may be handicapped by lack of fish. Our waters--which extend from the equator to the Ber- ing Sea, are being overfished, and some of the people who have their mouey invested in canneries are among those who refuse to see it. History shows that there was a time when the sturgeon was the chief fish of conunerce in California waters --and where are the sturgeon of yes- teryear? It has not been so many years since there wa's a superabund- ance of sahnon, and now the sahnon supply is noticeably diminished. So is the supply of northern halibut. And this year, for the first time, sardines have not been as plentiful as before. Fish by the Ton Few of us who have not smelt Ter- minal Island have any idea of the magnitude of commercml fishing in- dustry here. One way or another, it supports 20,000 people. W. L. Scofield, director of the statistical section of the California Fish and Game Com- mis'sion at San Pedro, swamped me with astronomical figures about fish. He then handed me a booklet he said would make everything clear. It didn't, but 1 seem to gather from it that according to the latest definite figures more than 285,000,000 pounds of sardines were landed at San Pedro in one year, close to 100,000,000 pounds of mackerel and close to 50,000,000 pounds of tuna. I believe that more sardines and mackerel are annually landed at San Pedro than on the en- tire Atlantic Coast. But the albacore, bluefin, yellowfin, skipjack and bonito which are canned under "the name of ttma are higher in value than the nmckerel. Sport. Saves the Tuna If you are inclined to doubt the value of sport, see what it has done for the tuna. The Fish and Game Commission can get the backing of the Legislature on protection for tuna, because sport fishermen are much in- terested m tuna. So the canneries won,t buy .tu,na under a certain size. That means the fish have had time to spawn several times before being sent to the cannery. But sport fishermen don't care much about sardines, so it is hard to get legislation to protect the sardine. Ia.very year such htlge quan- tities of sardines go to the reduction plants--the main support of some of the canneries--to be made into meal and oil, that if something isn't done soon to protect the supply the canneries may find themselves with- out the fish that lay the golden eggs. Set Pace for Other Countries We can take comfort from the fact that California is about the first polit- ical body in the world to realize that the ocean was not an inexhaustible source of supply, and to take meas- ures for the conservation of fish. Six- teen years ago W'. E Thompson and N. B. Scofield, brother of 'Wj. S. Sco- field, started a fact-finding laboratory in Thompson's home in Long Beach. That has progressed into a group of several buildings in which is stored data of such interest that foreign countries continually are asking for it, and are copying the methods of the local office. On the basis of facts es- tablished, the Legislature is asked to make laws. But the people who have their money in reduction plants are such effective lobbyists that even in this pure State it is hard to have some things done which should be done. "Guaranteed Not to Turn Red" One of the interesting things Sco- field told me is that white salmon is just as wholesome and su'staining as is red salmon, although it sells for less than half as much. "Because it sells cheaper, it may not be handled a's carefu'lly," he said, "but the meat itself is just as good. Though traditionally sahnon has sold on color the man who labeled his white salmon, 'Guaranteed not to turn red in the can', was not really cheating the public." TROLLING "ROUND AVALON By Norman Wall II | |Ira Things I see and think about while strolling along the esplanade: Spring is almost here, and how we love it, for it means approaching sum- mer. We all think the first day of spring comes on March 20th. It is the first season of the year, however, but astronomically defingd, it begins in the northern hemisphere about March 21, when the sun enters the sign of Aries --at the vernal equinox. It terminates at su:nmer solstice, about June 22nd, with the sun's attainment of its great- est northern declination. Santa Cata- lina lsi_md has enjoyed spring since t:ebrua:y 26th. According to reports the Islm~d has been ten degrees warm- er than any city in California this win- ter. T1 at is why Catalina Island is an all 3'car resort. Winter as in smn- mer. Jottings From the Memorandum Book There seems little to write about to- day save nicknacks. I have never seen Paul ~Vhalen with his hair mussed, and congratulations to ~Iinnnie Taylor on his 34th birthday, or is it ? When no one is looking my wife sharpens the butcher knife on the old home brew crock. Miss Josephine McLean, stewardess of the S. S. Catalina, has beautiful hands; just full of grace and beauty. Hal Kemp of the "Pirates Cove" is shrinking by playing tennis. For good- ness sake! I wish I could. Ed Smith, Harry Lillie's ace elec- trician, and Ted Skoll of San Frail- cisco are consistent readers of this col- unto. I wish there were more like them. To the wise-cracky fellow who wrote "How long is a piece of string ?" An- swer: Once around your head, and you may find it a little short. 1 know of no couple in the civic whirl living more simply, sanely and comfortably than Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pollok. Ralph Brown came to Avalon-to stay three weeks and has remained for seven years. I don't know what we should do if he were to leave. Airs. N. C. Boone and her brother have dined nightly in Avalon restau- rants for years. I bet that I would stop and stare with open eyes if I saw a horse and buggy. The old-fashioned kind with dignified looking ladies in the re~/r seat. So would you. "Kenny", the ice cream disher-upper should cram the cream in the carton instead of giving it a few love taps. An old timer is one who can rem- ember when the villagers traveled to the mainland once a year to see a good show. Santa Catalina Island, frequently referred to as America's most inter- esting winter and summer playground, and the center of bathing beauties, it is said will be living up more to its reputation this summer. From reports, the boys and girls of San Francisco will enjoy the facilities nature has blessed Catalina with. It is anticipated this year will be a greater success than any since 1929. The naval observatory at Washing- ton, D. C., reports an "unusu~ally large" number of spots on the surface of the sun during recent weeks. Gov- ernment and other astronomers and meteorologists said it was impossible at present to say whether the super- floods and other weather vagaries are caused by sunspots activity, although such might be the case. A small boy came to my home ask- ing for my autograph and that I should write it ten times. I asked why, to which he replied: "If I get ten of yours I can trade them for one of the postmaster's. Some fun. Now is the time to advertise before Spring starts. Ask the Islander for suggestions. See you next week. -O If you don't trade in Avalon we all lose money. THE CATALINA THE CHIMES By E. A. I hear the chimes o.f Their sweet vibrat They seem to say: Oil-- There's joy and beauty Off from the shore The white-winged While, high above, Glimpsed t] hazily. Then, from out the snoWY high, The truant sun And Lady Mist, Rejoins the C Now, what is this Upon the pa street ? A Spanish senorita With flower-de discreet. Has she come out To keep a tryst Will she with ways Coax forth the treaS0re This tiny bit of sun Set in a blue P~ Turns back the And pirate songs free. Oh! what has cast Which hold me It is the romance The Golden Chirn~ Avalon MARCH The March meel the Avalon High Monday evening, under the ausPlO Cotmcil, of which. chairman. Fol the program : Pledge of Allegia~,ce" Singing, "Americat~rt 1~ Invocation, Dr. jo- Singing : "Indian Dawn", "By the Bend wards-Deis) Avalon High Sc Miss Jar Address : James Hou,loose, Service Depart School District. Members and Refreshments DOES IT pLEASE / Chef Gasser, erine, who has titles for "Mil: Catalina lslander has been unable to of weeks, because which one arm vy Both Mr. Gasser tor would be housewives of in these articles. card or give us a phone. Thank Joe C. Dillon, nected with the teller, has been tral real estate home office, Si Los Ang~eles. new station, Ion and their e J. W'ayne staff of the S~ the Security- Los Angele will at the Catalina. comes, accompaln son Daniel. Sell Catalina