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PAGE TEN THE CATALINA ISLAN CATALINA YACHT CLUB NOW A REALITY (Continued from Page 1, Column 1) committee of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club; second vice-president, Howard G. Miller; secretary-treasurer, E. R. Abbot, secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles Yacht Club; W. W. Wi4- son and James W. Jump, past commo- dore of the Los Angeles Yacht Club, vice-president of the Tuna Club of Catalina and president of the Camp- fire Club. "The William Wrigley Company has given the club a 50-year lease on a roadstead and building site extending east from near the Tuna Club to Sugar Loaf. The clubhouse itself will be fashioned after a lighthouse and will have a tower with a light which is to be seen for a radius of ten miles. The inclosed part of the lower floor, in which there is to be a ballroom, office, restrooms for both men and women and sleeping accomodations for two at- tendants, will be 50x50 feet square. A walk will run alongside starting at the boardwalk and merging into an awn- ing-covered porch extending thirty feet beyond the French windows of the ballroom. At one corner of this porch a pier will extend out, terminating in two gangplanks which are to lead down to a 12x50-foot float that will allow yachts to come alongside and save the yachtmen the inconvenience of the compulsory use of dinghys. Year-Round Landings "In the winter this float will be re- moved and provisions will be made for the yachts to come up to the pier itself. Thus this new club assures the yachtsmen both summer and winter landings that will be at once safe and convenient, as well as safe moorings covering as large an area as that of the California Yacht Club. The anch- orage space will be greater than that of the Newport club. "Memberships are now being solicit- ed at $500 and $100 each for boat owners, and $25 for associate members or non-boat owners. Dues are to be $20 a year, payable in advance, for boat owners and $10 a year for asso- ciates.. "Prominent yachtmen of many clubs are hearty boosters for the club and are highly enthusiastic over it. Among the strongest boosters and most active workers are Dr. Albert Soiland, admir- al of the Pacific Coast Yachting Asso- ciation; Commodore Herbert Cornish of the California Yacht Club; Ray Thomas, president of the Tuna Club; Commodore Billy Fenton, Frank Smith and Shelly Meserve, Newport Harbor Yacht :Club; Claude G. Putnam, past commodore of the Newport Club; Commodore Butcher of the Santa Bar- bara Yacht Club and William Wrigley, Jr. "The present subscribed members of the club and their yachts follow: "G. B. Wilson, "La Jota;" W. W. Wilson, "Gig;" James W. Jump, "Ran- ger;" A. R. Sanger, "Dreamer;" H. G. Miller, "Rollin, Jr.;" C. R. Ramsey, "Rameses;" E. R. Abbott; J. T. Dixon, "Jumbilo;" Morgan Adams, "Henriet- ta;" Douglas R. Radford, "Pelican;" Dan Laubersheimer, "Ortona;" Charles E. W. Hubble; Milton Hesselberger, "Mollilu;" J. M. Langdon, Jr., "Mach- ree;" L. M. Charles, "Minerva;" R. F. Ripley, "Little Warrior;" S. H. Bar- don, Fred Wadley, A. C. Brode, R. J. Cope and Paul Jeffers of the "Pat- ricia.'" ..... WELL KNOWN HERE Howard W. McAbee, formerly man- ager of the Hotel St. Catherine and widely known hotel and restaurant man, recently resumed the superinten- dency of the Denver & Rio Grm~de Western dining car service, resigning the managment of the Denver club to take the post. McAbee is not a new man with the Rio Grande Western System, having been connected with the road for 20 years before he resigned four years ago to accept the management of St. Catherine Hotel, Catalina Island, for the William Wrigley, Jr., interests. After remaining with the St. Cath- erine Hotel for three years, McAbee left the employ of the Wrigley inter- ests and returned to Denver club, re- maining a year. Mr. A. C. Fordred of Port Eliza- beth, South Africa, who with Mrs. Fordred was an Avalon visitor last summer, and brought to gaff a marlin swordfish, has written to Taxidermist C. B. Parker asking him to forward the sword to Port Elizabeth. Mr. Fordred writes: "All my friends ~re greatly interested in the photo taken by Mr. Reyes and we are looking for- ward to the arrival of the sword." As one of Catalina's lucky anglers Mr. Fordred holds the record. He arrived at Avalon and brought his fish to gaff in less than four hours after leaving the passenger steamer. TRAINING TRIP CHICAGO CUBS 1924 Date Day Club March 21--Friday--Vernon. March 22--Saturday--Vernon March 23--Sunday--Los Angeles. March 24----M onday--Oaklan d. March 25--Tuesday--Oakland. March 26---Wednesday--Oakland. March 27---Thursday--Oakland. March 28--Friday--Oakland. March 29--Saturday--Oakland. March 30---Sunday--Oakland, a. m. March 30--Sunday--Oakland, p. m. March 31--Monday--Cubs vs. Pittsburg at Los Angeles.. April1--Tuesday--Cubs vs. Pittsburg at Kingman, Arizona. April2--Wednesday--Cubs vs. Pitts- burg at Phoenix, Arizona. April3---Thursday--Cubs vs. Pitts- burg at Albuquerque, N. M. April4---Friday--Open. April5--Saturday--Wichha Falls. April6--Sunday--Wichita Falls-Cubs. April7--Monday--Oklahoma City. April8---Tuesday--Tulsa-Cubs. April9--Wednesday--Kansas City. April10--Thursday--Kansas City. Aprilll--Friday--Kansas City. April12---Saturday--Kansas City. April13--Sunday--Kansas City. April14---Monday--Open. April15--Tuesday-.-St. Louis (Open- ing Season). Card of Thanks The total amount collected for the Catholic Chariteies campaign was $576.10. I wish to thank each solicitor, and every one who so faithfully helped by word and deed to make this cam- paign such a big-hearted success. Our quota was $3(D--the rest is "over the top." Sincerely, Mrs. Anna M. Lefavor. Parish Campaign Director for St. Catherine's Parish, Avalon Cal. A letter received from Boston, Mass. last week stated that Mr. A. W. Hool~, er, one of the veteran anglers of the Tuna Club, is now recovering from a serious illness. Mr. Hooper is again planning to visit Catalina this coming summer. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND HISTORICALLY REVIEWED Santa Catalina Island has many oth- er names that have been given to it by writers of fame: "The Isle of En- chantment," "The Magic Isle," "Ava- lon the Beautiful," "The Isle of Si- lence," "The Fisherman's Paradise," "The Glorious Gem in the Opaline Crown of the Golden State." It is one of the most famous pleasure is- lands of the Pacific Coast, twenty- seven miles from Los Angeles Har- bor, and politically it is in Los Angeles County. It was first discovered in 1542, then "re-discovered" in 1602. Later history records private owner- ship, dating from Spanish grants to 1892, when it was acquired by the Santa Catalina Island Company, '~he corporation which still owns it, al- though the ownership of the company hase changed. In February, 1919, this company was reorganized, with ,Wm. Wrigley Jr. as its principal stoc~-