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PAGE TWO LOVED AVALON By Mrs. W. J. Littleton Across the sea I hear a call. The south winds gently whisper, Come ! It is a voice from Avalon-- Enchanted Isle--my girlhood home. In memory, I still can see My home I loved so well. My mind reverts to days gone by, And over me it casts a spell. Dear, peaceful Isle on sunlit sea! Your silent call I hear, And, quietly, I steal away To rest and happiness once more. Your many charms are dear to me, And oft, in silent bliss, Looking back into the past, I recall those days of happiness. I sit And listen to the waves As they gently lap the shore; The music of their melody Thrills me, as in days of yore. In memory yet I live! Every hour is still to me The happiest ones of all the years-- And in my heart will ever be. How happy in those youthful days, When, roaming o'er the hills In quest of ferns and flowers wild, With joy my heart was thrilled. Happily the days went by-- Fishing, boating, hunting too, Filled the days with joy sublime-- Nature seemed to beckon you! Y-our verdant hills, and valleys too, Are ever dear to me! Your placid bay, of changing hue, Fills my heart with ecstasy! When it's time to say farewell, How loath I am to leave! I heave a sigh of sad regrets, And sail for mainland in the eve. The zyphers gently fan my brow-- Seem to kiss me tenderly, As if to bid me stay awhile And live again old memories. When the boat is leaving, Looking back with longing eyes, To myself I softly whisper: Avalon, fairest spot beneath the skies! Farewell! Dear lovely Isle-- Lovely Isle of the western sea-- Ere long I'll hear you call again, And I will answer thee! Venice, California. Avalon Branch of the Los Angeles Count)' Public Library, 201 Metropole avenue, open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 2 to 5; also Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 9 o'clock. Visitors are al- ways welcome. This Is Really Your Last Chance I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.--W. E. Henley. Catalina will give you the rest of your life. Come to Catalina. "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs are on sale at Windle's News Stand. Watch the world come to Catalina. "KEEP ON KEEPING ON" When a traveling companion re- marked to William Wrigley that he could "save money" by cutting down his advertising, Mr. Wrigley re- sponded: "We're making a fine trip on this train. How much progress do you think we should make if they took off the locomotive?" AVALON BOY SCOUTS VISIT NEW CLUBHOUSE Friday and Saturday; February 29th and March 1, the Scouts of Troop 1, Avalon, enjoyed a trip to Willow Cove, where they have a clubhouse. Leav- ing Friday about 4 p. m., in John Minney's boat, the "Elmo II," they ar- rived in time to spend a delightful eve- ning around the big fireplace. On Saturday morning they cleaned up around the clubhouse and played games. Several Scouts passed tests, while others took an exploration hike. They returned to Avalon about noon on Saturday, where they were met by Mr. Geo. Roeding of Fresno, a natur- alist and horticulturist of considerable note, who conducted them on a nature study hike, which the boys enjoyed very much, and thereby gained quite a bit of knowledge of plant life on Cat- alina Island. On Tuesday evening next, March 18, the Scouts will hold a Court of Honor meeting, and give a Scout play, at the Atwater Hotel. The public are cordi- ally invited to attend this gathering. TALKED ON CIVICS One afternoon last week, at their urgent request, Rev. LaRue C. Wat- son addressed a group of women on the subject of their civic responsibil- ities. For the benefit of those who were not experienced in public mat- ters, he explained why every citizen should be interested in matters of gov- ernment, and discussed some of the fundamental principles relating to gov- ermnent and politics. As to individual candidates in the present local campaign, Mr. Watson said: "There are two very good rea- sons why I should not speak regarding any particular candidates. One is, that I believe that any one publicly discuss- ing candidates should know what he is talking about, and I have been in the community too short a time to speak competently on this subject. The oth- er reason is that the lines are not so drawn in this campaign that I, as pas- tor of a church, would be justified in involving the church in the contest. I urge you to study the field carefully, and to help nominate and elect those officers who will give the city of Ava- lon the cleanest and most efficient government." QUIZ FISH DEALERS ON COMBINE CHARGE More than a score of wholesale fish dealers operating at the Los Angeles harbor were under Investigating last Thursday by the Fish and Game Com- mission to ascertain the truth of char- ges filed by various fishermen to the effect that the wholesalers had entered into an agreement among themselves whereby prices were fixed and only a limited amount of the daily catches were accepted. According to the fishermen the al- leged combine is paying from 3 to 13 cents a pound for fish which is selling in the retail market at from 25 to 40 cents a pound. Deputy Fish and Game Commission- er C, S. Bander stated that the results of his investigation would be placed in the hands of the department of justice. Have you a friend whom you would like to receive a sample copy of The Catalina Islander ? Send us the name and address. BASEBALL PLAYERS ARE CAREFULLY INSPECTED (Continued from Page 1. Column 4) Turgeon, Cotter, Elliot, Grigsby as well as the other youngsters have flashed smartly at times in practice sessions, but even these have been inconsistent and at times ragged. Yet no machine ever shaped up under artificial condi- tions, which in reality, are what prac- tices are. Two weeks of campaigning against the Coast League clubs will knock the rough spots off the team play and give Killefer a definite line on "~at he has in the way of prospects. When the club finishes up its final week of coast play at Oakland the Bruin leader will just about know what to expect from the majority of his youngsters. Even then there may be some of those enigmatical athletes in the personnel. Picking youngsters for the acid test of the major campaign requires keen foresight. But Killefer has that! The writer usually makes a guess on the newcomers following the first few exhibition games and then checks back THE CATALINA You probably need some more, have all makes. ALSO REXALL SHAVING LOTION A good finish for a close AVALON DRUG 405 Crescent Avenue Curios and Souvenir Look for the Sign of ~x ~ec The Dig t, uruo t0r d, H. D. MacRae Co. LYLE PENDEGAST Attorney at 1031 Title Insurance Building Los Angeles Phone, Main # after the season gets under way. This ,~ is an interesting way of amusement if ] Y P d one is enthusiastic over baseball. Cat- ERNEST WlNDL alina.fans, who daily have watche: the pract,ces, m,ght try ,t out. However, Notar ubll' don't be misl'ed by sensational work of Legal Documenta the players in practice. Consistency Promptly Executed and brains make major league ball NewsStand,Opp. BoosBros. Cafet players. The AVALONr care a " , p "etor 403 CRESCENT AVENUE Good Food, Well Cooked and Neatly Served. J , Marcel Waving Manlcuri~ BEA UTY PARLOR HOTEL ST. CATHERINE .Open All the Year (Sub Loby) Phone for AppointmW After the games this week-end with Los Angeles, Killefer will start the work of cementing his infield and out- field combinations together. Also there is plenty of work to be done with the young pitchers before the season opens. HELP US GET ALL THE LOCAL NEWS If you have an item of local news, a personal about some visiting friend, or have entertained at a card party, birth- day party, or other socal function, or hear of something of interest about any formel Avalota resident, ~all up 7-J and tell us about i:--or send ns a post card with the names carefully written, If you have some printing ~ ou wish done, call up 7-J and our representa- tive will call upon you. If you have an advertisement, tele- phone it in. Renew your subscription to The Catalina Islander, .$2 per year. Subscribe now--S2 per year. NOTICE OF ELECTION J Notice is hereby given that a Gener- al Municipal Election will be held in the City of Avalon, California, on Monday, the 14th day of April, 1924, for the following officers: 3 members of the Board of Trustees, for the full term of four years, City Treasurer and City Clerk. There will be one voting precinct for the purpose of holding said election, the boundaries of which said precinct are the exterior boundaries of the City of Avalon and the polling place shall be and is hereby located at the City Hall on the Westerly side of Metro- pole Avenue between Beacon Street and Crescent Avenue in said City of Avalon, and the Board of Election ap- pointed for such general municipal election is as follows: Inspector: John H. Wegmann. Judge: Mrs. Marguerite Fisher. Clerks: Mrs. Lucille M. Ellard, Mrs. Theresa A. McKay. The polls will be open between the hours of 6 o'clock A. M. and 7 o'clock P.M. Dated March 3rd, 1924. ETHEL D. KILGOUR, City Clerk of the City of Avalon. MISS E. DUNMAN Avalon, 0 O. W. COLE Painting,Dec0ratiaJ 20i Metropole Avenue Avalon, California 'he of :i~g s ht 'ha cial ra Mr, Iq ,t ti "he h(~ rd az : sl~ ere,~ tin o h ~at aiPl ed nta[ e II '.Ve ~-ill]; LU(~ rye ae ~ars ap L [ete~ t tl ~sid~ ne PDo: ite Vak rn~ ra'Ct )r, 'Y t rgq ~ter t< ':ihs, 1 be eett re, )las~ err tivin, batF rot batl-, e Will he Or h~a ttit (~lu' ~, 1 tior, s hril l~. Watch P, epmr n a. o.: Jewelry of All Kinds Repaired H. R. WHARTON Hotel St. Catherine Curio Shol~ [ FR I _,BERICK Attorney at Law 10~1 C. C. Chapman Building Broadway at Eighth Brotdwsy ~686 LOS Ari~ei~ Your Wants smoothly attended to at the Atwater Hotel Barber Billie Price, Proprietor Sumner Avenue. Avalon, Callfonu~