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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA Z .i Published Every Thursday at WINI'~LE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON CALIFORNIA ERNEST WINDLE - Editor and Owner CHAS. H. SMITH - - Associate Editor Three Years .......................... Five Dollars (Only When Paid in A~vance). One Year ................................ T~vo Dollars Six Months ~ne ........................... Dollar Three Months ........................ Fi/ty Cents Single Copies ..................... Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising 50c per Inch, Each Insertion. 500 Inhhes During a Period of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Mit~ulmum 25 l~ntered as Second:Class Mat.:r March31, 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act Of March $, 1897. Wli DO OUR PART The --col Umns---o( the -isiande~-are -~pen to the general public, on an~ of ~he fol- lowing subjects: Local PoMncs and Gov- ernment, Fishing, H'unting and Camplng. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated o H * NEW VALUES CREATED ' Long Felt Property Improvement Needs Met by Better Ho~sing Pro- gram Provisions. "Your home or business property, within very liberal limits, can have the permanent improvements and re- /)airs it needs." This statement, made by Harohl Stamford, chairman of the Avalon Better Housing Program,'which is di- recting the local modernization cam- paign under Title I of the National Housing Act, explains briefly the scope of action possible under this Government-sponsored movement. "It seems to me that this movement shotdd revive a vital spirit anaong our people", Mr. Stamford explained. "We have been forced to forego improve- ments that we knew were needed-- we have had to discount, pride for necessity. Now we can take up where we left off years ago in making and keeping our homes attractive. "This is a day of new hope and de- sired action not only for the property owner but for the skilled workmen here who will do the work--men going back on the job of earning and spend- ing and helping to put long-idle money into circulation again. "The facts of the situation are that the property owner can begin an im- provement job with little delay; that loans are being made available with a ntinimum of expense--and that the iJnprovements our people have been waiting to make can be a reality with- in a comparatively short period." Wifey--Here's an article in this pa- per on how to avoid war. Hubby---What does it say--stay sin- gle ? Write to your Congressmen, if you wish the Townsend Plan adopted. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT UP JOHN HAS RESIGNED Long,Beach papers bring the infor- mation that H. S. Upjohn, for the past three years superintendent of the Long Beach High School District (of which Santa Catalina Island is a part) has resigned. Ill health following his arduous work was given as the reason for Mr. Upjohn's resignation. The Board of Education accepted the same with regret. It will take effect April 1. The breaking down of Mr. Upjohn's health is said to be largely due to the extra burdens which fell upon his shoulders immediately following the earthquake of March 10, 1933, and which has continued even until now. Former Superintendent W. L. Ste- phens, who had held the office for twenty years preceding the election of Mr. Upjohn, is ~reported in the Long Beach Sun to have made the follow- ing comments upon his successor's resignation : "The resignation of Superintendent H. S. Upjohn is most regrettable, es- pecially because of impaired health. His duties since the earthquake have been unusually arduous and it is most unfortunate that he could not continue in office in order to enjoy the fruits of his labor. "He has brought to the Long Beach schools a breadth of view and an abil- ity to stimulate thought that have been most valuable. The friends of Super- intendent Upjohn will wish for him a pernlanent and speedy recovery of health and re-entrance to active serv- ice in the field of education for which his experience and training so ably fit him." David Ray Arnold, principal of the Santa Catalina Island schools, permits the Islander to quote him as follow~s concerning Mr. Upjohn and his resig- nation : "Air. Upjohn's relinquishment of the Superintendency of our schools is a distinct loss. The problems of his three-year incumbency have been many and grave. Temporary housing of 25,000 pupils immediately following the earthquake of March 10, 1933, preparation of plans for demolition of old structures and building of new plants, and financing of the recon- struction program have presented many difficulties. "However, rebuilding is well under way and Mr. Upjohn's forward-look- ing handling of this matter, and his sound philosophy of education, have left salutary effects that will never be eradicated from the Long Beach School System." Parent-Teacher Association The regular meeting of the Parent- Teacher Association will be held Tues- day, March 29, at 7:30, in the Corn- munity Congregational Church. The four sections will first meet jointly in the main auditorium, where a varied program, lasting one-half hour, will be given. Music. Community singing, led by A. T. Stevens. Miss Lois Elliott, Director of Music of the Avalon Schools, will present the following numbers: Caprice Viennois ..................... Kreisler Piano Solo An Open Secret (A Spring Song) .................................... A. Woodman What's In the Air Today ........... E..len Vocal Solos This will be followed by sectional meetings, with talks and discussions. The lower elementary will have Miss 'Shaw and Miss Beery as speakers, the upper elementary Mr. Arnold; the Junior High, Mr. Reece and Miss Ma- this, and the Senior High, Mrs. Skin- ner of Long Beach. We will be glad to have present that night Mrs. Stephen G. Skinner, Long Beach Council President, and Mrs. Oscar E. Houston, Chairman of Mag- azines, in the Long Beach Council. During the joint, assembly there will be the election of a nominating committee for the selection of officers for the coming year. Come prepared to take part in this election. THE TOWNSEND RALLY ON SUNDAY DREW AN INTERESTED CROWD Notwithstanding other attractions there was a good audience present at 2 o'clock last Sunday afternoon to lis- ten to Tom Wallace of KNX, Los An- geles, speak on the "Townsend Plan". The gathering was called to order by Earl R. Pollok, president of the lo- cal club, who announced that there would be instrumental and vocal mu- sic before the speaking. The Mexican Orchestra played two fine numbers, accompanied on the piano by A. T. Stevens. Prayer was offered by Rev. John B. Toomay. 3fiss Marion Gray sang three lovely numbers, with Mrs. T C Daly as ac- companist. They were "Songs That My Mother Taught Me", "Little Old Garden", and "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms". Mr. Pollok explained the object of the meeting, and then introduced the speaker, familiarly known as Tom Wallace, well known as an announcer connected with Radio Station KNX, Los Angeles. Mr. Wallace proved a pleasant speaker, well posted on the Townsend Old Age Revolving Pension Plan, var- ious features of which he proceeded to explain to his hearers The audience several times express- ed their approval of the speaker's re- marks by hearty applause. One. item emphasized by the speak- er, often overlooked by writers who criticise the plan, was its recovery fea- ture, which not only includes the spending of "the proposed pension ev- ery 30 days, but the relief that would be given many now out of work by re- tiring millions of old men and women now hanging on to positions and the filling of their places by younger peo- ple. Also, the receipt of the proposed pension would cause many old folks to employ others to asslst them. Al- together, it is estimated that places would be made for from ten to fifteen millions of workers now out of em- ployment, including thousands of young men and women. Again, the spending of so much money in various lines of business would create a great demand for all kinds of manufactured articles, thus creating a demand for workers in many lines which ate now very quiet. Mr. Wallace also urged Townsend Club merobers to keep up their writ- ing to members of Congress urging favorable action on McGroarty's bill. Space prevents further comment at this time. The officers of the local Townsend Club and its members feel that the talk by Mr. Wallace has been of benefit to the cause. After a few remarks by Father La- ganiere, be led the audience in repeat- ing the "Lord's Prayer". As the people passed out a liberal contribution in the interest of the cause was given. Disappointed Monday Evening The regular scheduled meeting of the Catalina Townsend Club could not be held Monday evening, because the council chamber at the City Hall was occupied in the trial of a case, which was not concluded until nearly 9:00 o'clock. The club will meet next Mon- day evening, as usual, it is anticipated. At 8:45 Monday evening there was an interesting question and answer program over KNX, in which Mr. Wallace and Robert E. Clemons par- ticipated. This was listened to in their homes by many members, and covered various interesting points con- cerning the. progress of the cause in Washington. There was also an item of interest in the evening radio news, when a resolution commending the Townsend Plan to Congress was reported as having passed the Assembly of the California legislature by a vote of 58 to 17. That will indicate to other por- tions of the country that Dr. Town- send has the support of his home state. 'Tis well. Stop, look, listen--and think! STROLLING By Norman' Things I see and strolling through I wonder if any on like I do? 1 have mountains, deserts countries, but none sunsets at the Isthmus. forgettable sunset was porch of the old lightful view that greet~ to the sentimental precious. They at thing far beyond. spell of dying sp until the landscape darkness. It is an tion. The old Pacific ceaseless and ta C~talina Island is one can really enjoy a A Few Trifles It has been thirty-: Sandy Macdonell has land. He is the father Macdonell. Sandy it was but a tents. A real had with all the progress Avalon has While in France I one say "Oo-La-La' Those matronly knitting these sunny benches, and those around discussing the The most collegiate Austin. He can pass a g ving it a glance. Andrew Reid was once ent medicine show playln~ and singing, c#a Jim Odell at any time Step'n Fetchit. 3ly wife is as fickle flower show, and insists sor this article before publisher. I know a fellow who, married, had all th puffetl rice at the mony. Baron Johnson haS thin mustaches. Why, He takes every trimmed just to through many squir pert barber gives it I never see Abe cigar, and few have rich without golf to: Jack Moore looks migrant with that A very pretty waitre~ Care--Frances May. The Amazon Hat vogue this summer.. ancl Vic Dolan's predlc the fellows will be They no doubt will South Sea Island cess spoils more drink habit, and sow over-rated in their P~ I wonder how Bill in. Scottish kilts, aw knickers ? I can browse aroU cent store for hours, do not need, and dragged out. I always worry other animals when der where they go Be a regular "I "Islander" See you next week. Last of the rock for the of the Los Angele sion was to have day, according to pany, contractors. barged from as has some Class side now is loads of the latter some "A" rock still the island. The complete this sectv tations are the meanwhile will ask section of the 7100 .... be completed. Come to Catalina