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March 19, 1924

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P~e, Five Cents WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1924 VOL. XI No. 10 SANTA CATALINA ISLAND- IN ALL THE WORLD NO TRIP LIKE THIS! RECORD REGISTRATION 1 SHOWS AVAL_.___ON GROWTH All indications are to the effect thatI the coming municipal election will draw out the largest vote that has ever been cast in Avalon. The local deputies have registered 525 persons, nd a number of Avalonites who have een wintering on the mainland have registered at the Los Angeles office of the County Registrar. It is esti- mated that there will be more than 500 votes cast April 14. None of the candidates for office have as yet made public statements. The Candidates are: For Trustee (three to be elected): Ed Stanton (incmnbent) W. H. Itevren (incumbent) W. j. Walton (incumbent) J. H. McMinn J. Albert C. W. Carver. For Treasurer : T. M. Polhamus. For City Clerk: Ethel D. Kilgour. THE CHICAGO CUBS ORGANIZE JAZZ BAND By Wayne K. Otto Baseball Writer Chicago Herald and Examiner. It's come at last! The musical bug has bitten the Cubs ~'they've got a band! Not one of the sour milk variety,. either; a real, honest-to-goodness bunch of musicians who play snappy lazz, can lead the~ parade an'--every- thing i The band rehearsed Wednesday night as the silvery moonlight played across the St. Catherine pier. Vogel Sawed on the violin; Raymond Pierce played the bass horn (borrowed from the police chief); Hack Miller strum- ~ed the guitar; Friberg massaged the T~njo, and Killefer did the directing. . hursday Sparkle Adams, a good trom- bone player, joined the outfit. All of these boys are good nmsi- ~ns, strange though it may sound. illefer allowed them to play a half- hour after bedtime, and all the guests .at the St. Catherine were compliment- ing them Thursday. The boys played a Jazz program aboard the "Cabrillo" as it sailed across to Long Beach on Friday. It's a hard grind--this life on tropi- Cal Catalina I WHEN THE TUNA HIT THE BAIT By C. G. Conn Said the rod to the man: "Take a tip now while you can. You are butting into trouble while yon wait. You will have dead loads of fun, from which you'd like to run, But you can't when the Tuna hits the bait." Quoth the line unto the hook: "I know it like a book. There'll be something doing worthy of this 'skate.' We'll both dead sure go broke, and the game will end in smoke. That's the way when the Tuna hits the bait." Spoke the man into his flask: "'Twas a devil of a task. Who'd a' thought the thing could run at such a gait? But now I'll take a drink, and then I'll stop and think. Gee whizz! how that Tuna hit the bait!" Catalina marlin swordfish in action. We publish the three illus- trations to show our baseball friends from Chicago that we have "bat- ting practice" among the finny tribes. A marlin swordfish will often !strike a bait so hard it is cut in two. For the "poetry of motion," ferocity, and spectacular stunts we recommend a study of the marlin. These fish seldom "spear" their antagonists. They are the "home run kings" of the Pacific. Only when they swallow the hook and the bait are they in trouble--but what baseball player ever swallows a ball? A farewell to the Chicago Cubs is announced for tonight at the Casino, when the recently organized Cub jazz band will play. Everybody is invited-- so come out and help make the Cubs feel sorry to leave this "Isle of En- chantment." Avalon Branch of the Los Angeles County 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 at- ways welcome. VOICE FROM THE EAST TALKS ABOUT T. B. O'I'FO Chicago, 3,{arch 11. Editor Catalina Islander: Altho I had to forego the pleasures of the annual pilgrimage to Avalon, I was well represented, unbeknown to the slew-footed scribblers who have been infesting the highways and by- ways of the wonderful little isle in the Pacific. For the benefit of those who don't know. Mr. Lingle is of the upper strata of journalism, and the higher and deeper stuff is his forte, Digging up the past on unscrupulous persons like Harold Johnson, T. Bone Otto, and others too numerous to mention, is right in his big mitt. Sherlocking on the Island Mr. L{ngle says that be has enough, in fact, a great deal nlore than was necessary to send Napoleon to Elba. The first crime Mr. Lingle finds in his careful investigation, is the one that "Scoops" Fish Johnson attempted to pull on his well known colIeagues, which will be known as exhibit A., otherwise known as the Chance case. It is needless to go into detail in this matter, and, for further explanation, all the natives need to do is to buzz Mr. Johnson himself, if they care to get the lowdownon the matter. Crime number two is exhibit 2, per- petrated by the well known T. Bone lotto. This great journalist, who gain- ed his fame thru the width andbreadth ' of the major league circuit on !the fact that he could masticate more beef any person who ever than other came out of Battle Creek, has turned i square and left bovine consumers. V vhat a lot of wailing and whining ' there will be at the North Side board- , ing house upon T. Bone's return. After steaking him all season on the hopes that he woukl pay double in the base- ball season, Otto has quit the racquet and from now on will patronize the one-arm joints. Quoting Mr. Lingle, I wish to ex- press his thanks to all folks on your little Island who helped make his stay I deasant. The only regret I had was that I was unable to attend, but feel sure that Mr. Packard represented me well in the daily climbs and rides about the mountain sides. Incidentially, Mr. Lingle stands on a prominent corner in Chicago's loop telling the world that Mr. Wrigley has the grandest spot in the worhl When it comes to boosting, Mr. Lin- (Continued on Page 2, Column 2) II