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PAGE SlX THE CATALINA PUEL|IHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AT WINOLIr'S PRINT SHOP AVALON CALIFORNIA E. WINDLE. EDITOR AND OWNER SUBSCRIPTION RATES, IN ADVANCE ONE YEAR ......... TWO DOLLARS SIX MONTHS ..... ONE TWENTY-FIVE THREE MONTHS . . SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS SINGLE COPIES ....... FIVE CENTS ADVERTISING RATES DISPLAY ADVERTISING ISOC INCH, EACH INSERTION. SOD INCHES DURING A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS. 3SC PER INCH, LINERS IOO PER LINE, MINIMUM ~SC, ENTERED AS SECONO-CLASl MATTER MAR. 31, 1914,AT THE POSTOFPICIr AT AVALON, CALIFORNIA. UNDER TNI ACT OF MARCH 3, 1897. THE COLUMNE OF THE ISLANDER ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAl. PUBLIC. ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING sueJE~rs : LOC.AL POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT, FISHING, HUNTING AND CAMPING. ITEMS OF" LOC.AI. NEWS INTEREST WILL BE GREATLY AP* PREG|~11[O Work of construction of the mile and a half of board walk between Av- alon and Pebble Beach is now well under way. Crews are working both ways from the center. A lighter load of some 300,000 shing- les arrived one day last week, to be used as roofing material in the various ~building improvements which the Santa Catalina Island Company has under way. Two events of note are due to ar- rive next week. One will be St. Pat- . rick's Day, on Monday, the 17th, and the first day of spring will be ushered in on the 20th. How about that straw hat ? The Avalon City Council has pur- chased a modern fire engine fronl the American LaFrance Fire Engine Co. The contract calls for delivery July 1st, and the price is approximately $i3,880. The old pile-driver, which for years has driven the piling for the Santa Catalina Island Company, has been dismantled. A new one is being con- structed to take its place. It will have a heavier hammer. At 'last week's session of the Board of Trustees of the City of Avalon, a contract:was let for the widening of the municipal pier, in accordance with the recent call for bids. T. G. Lewis of Los Angeles secured the contract. On Saturday a barge load of piles arrived, and during the afternoon most of them were unloaded and hauled up on the beach. They will be used in the extension of the Santa Catalina Island Company's steamer pier,.at the foot of Metropole avenue, and other work. The general manager of the United Theatres informs us that that company expects to acquire a five-year lease on the Strand Theatre building in Ava- lon. When this lease is signed United Theatres contemplates some needed improvements, such as new chairs, and repairs to both the interior and exte- rior of the building, so that the thea- tre will be a credit to the Island. The United is steadily branching out in its list of theatres, having recently se- cured houses as far north as Santa Rosa and Fort Bragg. Pete Lubetieh, the local manager, was in conference with the United officials in Los Ange- tes last week. VALUES DECIDED IN COURT Announcement was made last week that the trial suit to condemn certain property for street purposes in Avalon was finished, and that the jury on the case had returned their findings to Judge McLucas. The property in question is that portion of St. Cather- ine Way located between the Tuna Club and the proposed new head- quarters for the Catalina Island Yacht Club. Early in the trial, which lasted al- most two weeks, Judge McLucas and the jury visited Avalon to look over the pi'oper ty. It is understood that the court pro- ceedings resulted in the followit{g val- ues being placed on the property- Santa Catalina Island Company's hold- ings, $72,470.33; Ray Thomas, lot 1, .$6,484.63; Ray Thomas, tot 2, $3,491.02 (total $9,975,65), and the Salt Lake R. R., $2,995.97. Total value of property fixed by the proceedings, $85,441.95. The "City of Avalon was represented in court by City Attorney Baker and a number of legal assistants, while the property owners, according to one of the witnesses, "had some of the most brilliant legal lmninaries in Southern California." MASONIC EDUCATIONAL WEEK Local Lodge to Observe March 24th. In obedience to a proclamation of Most Worshipful Arthur S. Cripes, Grand Master of Masons in the juris- diction of California, Catalina Island Lodge, No. 524, Free and Accepted Masons, will hold a mass meeting at the Hotel Atwater on Monday even- ing, March 24th, at 8 o'clock. A dis- tinguished speaker from the mainland has been invited to come to the Island to address the citizens of this comnm- nity on the subject of "Education and Masonry." An interesting program of vocal and orchestral music, interspersed with community singing, is being ar- ranged, and residents of Avalon have in store a delightful and instructive evening. A. B. Waddingham, R. M. Heywood, C. J. Dash and Hugh Stev- enson, ex-officio, compose the commit- tee in charge of the meeting. The Womens' Auxiliary Committee is composed of Mesdames David M. Renton, Clarence U. Bunnelle and Robert A. Douglas. PARENT-TEACHER TALK There was a representative attend- ante of the members of the Avalon School Association at the Congrega- tional church on Friday afternoon, where they were privileged to listen to some interesting talks by a couple of Long Beach ladies--Mrs. Joseph Wesley Lee, vice-president of the First District of California Congress of Mo- thers, and Mrs. A. H. Murray, presi- dent of the Long Beach Federation of Parent-Teacher Associations. They gave the Avalon organization a cordial invitation to join the Parent-Teacher Association in name as well as in the work, and pointed out the advantages that might ensue therefrom. The mat- ter was taken under consideration, to be decided at some future meeting of the Avalon association. Mrs. Genevria Wall, chairman of patrotism of the Long Beach association, was also pres- ent. Catalina will give you the rest of your life. Come to Catalina. WON'T TAKE HIM AT PATTON Dear Editor : For the past two weeks or so the writer has been forced to hear the ramblings of a "golfer." This particu- lar person has been driving me almost insane with his scores made on the Catalina Island course, and others. Only Thursday night the disturber of the peace dremt that he was attacked by a shark, and in an effort to evade the jaws of this most ugly denizen of the deep he shouted at the top of his. voice "Say, by George, can't you wait for a meal until ] make a 33 on this bloody nine holes." You will agree with me that anyone who pleads with the deadly shark by asking for a stay of execution on the ground of not being satisfied with the number of strokes taken with the pesky golf clubs, must be mentally de- ranged. Surely, you would think the representative of the first cousin to the Saturday Evening Post would swim for his life rather than make himself the laughing stock of all the finny tribe. There has been further evidence that this person is slowly but surely becoming absent minded. If this de- fect continues he may have to be com- nfitted to some place from which there is no return. One day last week, the enthusiastic apostle of the old man's game announced his intention of tak- ing a bath, and, hearing no objections, he proceeded to fill the tub with water. A few minutes later a splashing was heard, and then a yell. The occupants of No. 144 rushed in the direction of the outburst, and were led into the bathroom. There, with a look oi amazement on his face, was this per- son sputtering like a steam engine. He had jumped into the tub with his clothes on ! This incident alone is sufficient to bring one to the conclusion that all is not well with the cerebral machine of the occupant of the corner bed in room 144. A BELL HOP. Owing to the fact that the baseball reporters journeyed to Los Angeles last week with the Chicago Cubs, sev- eral of them did not have an opportu- nity to write articles for the Islander and their own newspapers. Their let- ters to the Islander are only written in fun. "Business before pleasure" seems to be the motto of everyone who comes from Chicago, and we who live at Catalina are sometimes very apt to put pleasure before business. But, we are beginning to understand the Chi- cago chaps more thoroughly, and in that understanding we find that they are great big men, with great big mo- tives-likeable, men with a wholesome purpose in life! They have promised our readers more letters for our next issue. J. M. Flannigan, the electrician, who has been nursing a bad eye for some time past has removed the blinder, and predicted that by March 17th, it would be as good as before. And, by the way, we would call your attention to his ad on page three. He mentions lots of things that the housewife can find at his place of business~'in the new Bungalette Court building on the east end of Crescent avenue (the bath house is opposite his store). One by one the merchants are learning that if they want the Avalon trade, that they must oMvertise itl=the Islander. AVALON TO LONG "If the steamer "Cabrillo" taken into Long Beach day morning, she will be the seagoing vessel to dock et port," said Mr. William Jr., Tuesday morning. "Long| has wanted one of the the Wilmington to dock in the inner some time, and Friday expect to try the experiment, "We will probably leave at nine o'clock with the ball team, and expect to be Angeles about noon. "Mr. D. P. Fleming of mington office is making ments today for the landing steamer "Cahrillo" near the cipal dock, Long beach, if the is deep enough to vesEel." WON AND LOST The trip of the Chicago Los Angeles for two games non aggregation proved a come. On Saturday the Cubs Vernon 3 to 1, while on Tigers came back with an 8 to tory. The following is the innings : SATURDAY'S GAMI~ Innings 102 4567 Cubs ........................ gO 0 0 0' Vernon .................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Innings pitched--By Bush, 4; Cruz, 9. Hits and no runs and 2 hits; Pierce 1 rut~ hits. Three-base basehits--Griffin. Bases on Pierce, Snyder. Struck out--BYj 4; Cruz, 3. ~Umpires--ReardoJt Casey. SUNDAY'S GAME Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Chicago .................. 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 Vernon ................... 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 Innings pitched--By Penner 3; 3; Keck 3; R. Osborn% 3 ; Credit victory to Gilder. feat to E. Osborne. Bases on Off Blake, 1; Penner, 1; Keck, Osborn, 1; Gilder, 1; Wheeler, Osborn, 2. Wild pitch--R. Hit by pitched ball--Slade by Stolen bases--I-[eathcote, Turgeon. Home run--Miller. base hits--Blakesley, 2; Barr base hits--Barrett, Penner, Sacrifice hits--Grigsby, Warner. ble play--Whitney to Warner. of game--l:55. Umpires--easey Reardon. The Chicago Cubs are play the Los Angeles Angels "day, Saturday and Sunda~ 15, and i6. By request of the Western Company, Major Lawrence Mot tened-in at his famous radio 6XAD-6ZW, last Saturday for broadcasting from New York the speeches and music that on the air during the reunion of graduates of the Institute of nology, that was held at the Hotel, New York City. Major received almost the entire that began at 6 p. m. Pacific time. Born--At the Catalina Hos I0:30 p. m., March 4th, to Mrs. Jacob Mazuika, a daughter, ~ tipped the scales at 7~/2 pounds. nabell Elizabeth is doing well, sidering her youth. Mr. one of Boos Bros.. capable