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ISLANDER H. Page Ran(tall ...................... F. H. Ott A. P. McDowell ................... H. D. I)iffm Board Patrick Q. E. l)aul Judge E. \Vindle Major I,. MOlt ~)TT TOURNAMENT I~. hi. I). I)iffin the past week has made l)rkress very fat" with Tournament, but the lqaying their matches showers, and ISling conditions some haxe been turned in. nt shown by the mment is very :ularly the games and Claude ~e boys have the other themselves, and fig- get by them they the finals. Claude lr;les l)Ut on a nlatch Claude is the e links, and, just right when "he with his put- amnan Randall he ee a one-club match no club used but a h-les, and Chair- this suggestion the future. xt between Student hey proved to be l)'Arce turned 37, for the nine 2 up. This :e with Mr. Diekin- is h,oking forward e to this match, as er two players ~{ho to make eagles nmch effort. Foods ~t Prices ert Crescent enue PAGE FIVE "100 PerCent" "ISLAND INDUSTRIAL AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS" P,y F. M. Panlson Inasmuch as this page in the Cata- lina Islander initiates tile entry (ff a new and stimulatinv" force in the acti~- ities and welfare of the Island, and since this column has been set aside to COver certain l,hases of local activi- ties, it seems fitting that this initial writing should briefly outline this col- llllln~S purpose. As everyone knows, the Island has enjoyed a tremendous expansion sino, Mr. Wrigley took over the reins of ownership some eight years ago. With the formation of the Santa Catalina Island Company and the Wilmin~,ton Transportation Company unlimited re- sources were brought into play to back up an aggressive policy of development and expansion. Inasmuch as the mer- chants and other residents of Avalon participate in the advantages accruing from the expansion taking place con- stantly, fully as much in prolu,rtion to their investment as does the companies previously mentioned, it is felt they are vitally interested in what is takin~ place along the lines of development, as well as what is planned for the im- mediate future, and it is the purpose of the Catalina Bo~,sters to keep them so informed through this cohmm, in- sofar as the wishcs of the Santa Cata- lina Island Company will permit. This column may nol necessarily restrict itself to strictly new xw~rk lak'- ing place. Certain issues may be con- fin.ed to detailing tile processes throuvh which certain products go which wc arc engaged in tile nlanufactnre ~)f. The economic henefits to the inhabi- lanls resulting from the increased ,'x- ploitation of the Island's natural re- solwces may be better understood if more thoroughly explained. The tourist and vacationist tr'avel is of course the Island's most imp(wtant c(*nsideration in its season, an(I this topic, with its attendant means of ell- tertainment, will be covere(t as new (levelol)nmnts justify. AN OPEN LETTER U;y Maj. 1,. Moth S. C., O.R.C., U.S.A. "1'~ All Fellow Anglers, GR l,~F'rl NGS ! It has l)cen my good fortnne t. have had thc plcasm'e of wettinv line in all the oceans of the world, from the far- away coast of N~,rthern Labrad,w and Newfoundland to Florida waters, and farther south; in the blue waters of the Mediterranean, where I have taken the giant "thunny," or tuna, on enor- m(,us hand lines, as the Corsican fish- ermen get them; in the Red Sea, in the Indian Ocean, in the China and Japan seas--getting, good sport with weird fish--e~erywhere. ]~nl it re- mained for me t. domicile myself at lovely Catalina lskand, some eight years ago, in order to fully appreciate that which COOl) really means--and under practically perfect conditions. Never any (tanger~msly rough water during the fishing months. April to October. 'Phc very best of [nsh(we fish- ing for yelh,wtail, white sea bass, bar- racuda, rock bass and the giant sea bass. And oft.-shore anywhere from one-fourth of a mile "to thirty miles. lurk the tuna, both blue and yellowfin. the broadbill swordfish, and. from lat- ter ]uly to October lSth or thereabouts. that7 marvelously picturesque fighter, the marlin swordfish. In other words, Catalina Island waters offer to sports- men that which may indeed be called "fishing .le luxe!" The professional boatmen at Avahm arc as fine a ~roup of men :Is may bc (ollnd anywher.e-- conrteons, :lnxitJus to gi\c ;tn~lel"s all the sport l)(.ssiblc, and with very mod- erate charges for launch hire (t'hat in- cludes the best of tackle, hail, ice, etc.) The boatmen will hc found to gixc lOOr~ satisfaction to their emliloy- ors. on tile Island have all the necessary tackle, shouhl anglers wish to lmrchase their own, but this is not at all necessary, as the boatmen's hire inchldes the xery besl ~,f tackle ap- propriate f~l" the kind of fish that oil(! may decide to go after. For anglers t(~ bc in Southern California and nol fish at Catalina is unthinkable! Try it and see f(w yourselves! H. PAGE RANDALL TOURNAMENT FINALS 13y H. D. 1)iffin Friday afternoon, March llth, what a w(mderful (lay! Sun shining, a true Catalina summer's day. As one of the gallery watching the play in the finals remarked, "It" will be a tong' time be- f(*re you' will see a sight and a day like this in my home town at this time .f the year. Look at the people her(. in their shirt sleeves; no hats on; out doors like this, playing a game of golf. I tell you, folks, it's w6ndgrfu.lP' Anti so it was. It was. just :,jan ;ideal day, to make a man or wonlarl appreciate the fact that they h~id 'the:good for- tune to be able to be in Catalina to rnjoy it. It sure makes one realize life is sure wortti living. The play-off'in the final match for the tt. Page Randall Trophy was not a game that one wouht get any thrills from; but still it was a good gmnc. One you, as a gallery observer wouhl feel sorry for the contestants who, try as they would, it seemed impossible to play up to the game they were capa- ble of. That little ball which they were trying to master just would not behave. But the best man won. He won because he was full of confidence and deternfination, and, no matler how good you are, that is a hard combina- tion to beat. He wanted the trophy, and when he won it, h'c was as Ideas- ed as a small boy. The looser, true sport that he is, offered no alibi. He congratnlated the winner, and his r.e- mark was, "I'm glad you won, for you played the better game." Thc winner, Mr. "Tinch" Moricich, is at man who has ]itcd in Catalina for a number of years; he is constable, and a ,..:ood true sport himself. Hc loves the uame of v(,lf, and in the fu- ture the golfers oi California are go- ing to hear a lot from him. He says he is going to keel* after the game an([ master it, and so he will, for l have nt2ver sc{?n a lltall who has a greater amount of dctermination. No matter what the odds are a~ainst him, he is nc,,er licked until there is m, tContinued on l'a~e tO, Colunm 1) / and on We are open every evening and will be glad to talk over your needs WE ALSO CARRY Phonograph Records Phonograph Needles : : Novelties L- ' -0 Avalon Radio ... Elec ic Shop .... 607'9.11 Crescent Avenue - Phone 133-W :, " ' , .... .- , .? ,# touched her lips with a she cried 101-103 Sumner Ave.