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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA mE . PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AT WlNDL.E'S PRINT SHOP AVA L.ON CA I.. I FO RN I A E. WINDL.E, I='D|TOR 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 S0C INCH, IrACH INSERTION. SOD INCHES DURING A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS, 35C PER INCH, LINERS IOC PER LINE, MINIMUM 25C. ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER MAR, 31, 1914, AT THE POETOFFICIr AT AVAI-ON, CALIFORNIA, UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH ~t 1897 THE COI-UMN~I OF THE IELANDER ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAl. PUBI.IC, ON ANY OF THE FOB.LOWING EUGJECTE : I.OCAI. POLITICS AND GOVERNMtNT, FIENING, HUNTING AND CAMPING. ITIrMB OF LOCAl. NEWS INTEREST W|l.l. BE GREATLY APo PRECIATED A large cargo of redwood lumber ar- rived last week, to be used in various building enterprises of the Santa Cat- alina Island Company~ During a part of last week there were an unusual number of butterflies on the Island. We have noticed simi- lar reports from mainland points. "Do these pumpkins grow in the marine gardens ?" asked a lady, point- to the display in front of the Santa Catalina Island Company's office on Crescent avenue. The fence about Villa Park is being reconstructed on the southerly side. It follows the line of the new road- way, but leaves the road on the out- side of the Park. We call your attention to the ex- cellent article, "Causes for Avalon's Growth," by Elizabeth MacLean, ap- pearing on page eleven in the high school department. Concrete foundations for the addi- tion to the Hotel St. Catherine, in Descanso Canyon, are now being poured. Lumber is also on the ground, and work on the building will ' soon be in progress. On Monday a crew and piledriver arrived, to commence work uport the addition to the municilbal (pleasure) pier. The right hand side of the pres- ent wharf will be widened twenty feet, except at the outer end, where the fish market stands. That portion 'will be but six feet wider. T. G. Lewis of Los Angeles is the contractor. Announcement was made Sunday that the annual dinner of the Tuna Club will be held in Avalon this year, on April 19th. Elaborate preparations will be made for the occasion. The Tackle Committee, Messrs. Jump, Adams and Bandini, are now compil- ing the list of prizes for the 1924 tour- nament, and at the dinner will an- nounce the winners of the tournament of 1923. "WISHBONE" OTTO "W. E. B." writes to the Catalina Islander as follows.: The boys who changed the name of "T. Bone" to "Fishbone" may be glad to know that some of the girls on the Island are calling him "Wishbone," and hope it will bring him good luck. CUBS' JAZZ ORCHESTRA ON RADIO FRIDAY EVE. By H&rold Johnson Chicago Evening American Radio devotees throughout the nation are promised a thrill a minute start- ing at tea o'clock Friday night, when Bill Killefer's famous Cub Syncopa- tors open fire on the microphone in the Central Station, K. F. I., owned and operated by Earle C. Anthony in Los Angeles. With "Reindeer Bill" personally di- recting, armed with a fungo stick, the Jazzbo Demons, six strong, will un- buckle a repertoire that should charm the savage breasts of all the Aborigin- ies now at large. Killefer's syncopators were assem- bled in a merry jest, but since their initial rehearsal, staged on the fur- thermost end of the St. Cartherine pier in the dead of night, they have blossomed into a stern reality, an in- stitution that should thrive and as- tound nmsic critics of the effete east, following the commencement of Nat- ional League championship campaign- ing. Having nothing else to occupy their minds, the melody loving members of the Cub machine fared forth one night last week, and meeting up with Barney Halstead, Avalon's eagle eyed minion of the law, borrowed all the instru- ments he possessed. Otto Vogel, for- mer Illinois gridiron a'nd diamond star, who can weild a wicked bow, selected the marshal's prized fiddle which was handed down from generation unto generation and must be nigh unto a humtred years of old age. Raymoml Pierce, a left-handed hurl- ing rookie, hot from the University of Kansas, fell heir to a rusty and time honored baritone horn which once saw valiant service, some thirty years ago in the Barnmn and Baily band. Hack Miller, the Samson of the National pastime, who can do a lot of business on no fewer than eleven different in- struments, picked out a ponderous con- cert guitar. Hack attributes his know- ledge of nmsic to years of research at Heidelberg University, Germany. Cliff Heathcote, who won a letter at Penn State College, playing a flute, came up smiling with a weird looking thingamajig which emitted nerve rack- ing, screeching noises, reminiscent of a calliope. Barney Friberg, recently of Tufts College, and Jack Churry, ahna mater unknown, strulnnled mean ukuleles while 'Sparkplug' Adams of the Zerbe Night School in engineering was making frantic and unavailing ef- forts to corral a slide trombone. That initial recital was an event never to be forgotten by the guests who occupied apartments overlooking the hotel pier. Everything known to the world of music from "The Mem- phis Blues" to "Cavaleria Rusticana" was uncorked by the leathern lunged athletes until finally at 11:30 Manager- Conductor Bill ordered the rendition of "Taps." Two nights later, following some more intensive rehearsing the ~ynoco- pators, attended by the Chicago scribes, repaired to the palatial home of Mr. William Wrigley, Jr., where they perpetrated a most successftfl surprise party on the latter. Mr. \Vrigley had dined that evening at the St. Catherine and returning home with Charles Wrigley at 9:30 was astonished to hear soothing strains ( Continued on Page 10, Cohunn 1) MASONIC PUBLIC SCHOOLS MEETING FOR MARCH 29TH Circumstances have occasioned the postponement of thePublic Schools Week meeting, underthe auspices of Catalina Island Lodge, No. 57.4, to Sat- urday evening, March 29th. It will be held at the Atwater Hotel. The fol- lowing program has been announced: 1.--Comnmnity singing (a) "Old Ken- tucky Home, (b) "There's a Long, Long Trail." 2--Invocation, Rev. LaRue C. Wat- son. 3--Community singing, "America." 4----Soprano solo, (a) "What Matter ?" (A French poem), Delibes; (b) "My Hero" (from "The Chocolate Soldier," Strauss, Miss Frances Hewitt. Frank J. Hobbs, accompanist. 5--Object of Public School Week, proclaimed to the Craft by Most Wor- shipful Arthur S. Crites, Grand Master of Masons in California. 6--Address, "Education and Mason- ry," Dana C. Weller, K. T., 33rd De- gree, Past Grand Master of Masons in California. 7--Male quartette, (a) "A Winter Song," Bullard; (b) "Sleep, Kentucky Babe," Geiber. C. W. Carver, first tenor; R. C. Holmes, second tenor; R. M. Heywood, baritone; Lee S. Ren- froe, basso. C. A. Beagles. accompa- nist. 8--Community singing, "The Star- Spangled Banner." 9--Benediction, Rev. LaRue C. Wat- son. The Hotel St. Catherine Orchestra will furnish nmsic for the occasion, through the courtesy of the Santa Cat- alina Island Company. The community singing will be under the direction of Franklin Smith Ellard, To operate between Long Beach and Avalon this sununer, it is stated that the speed boat "White Star" is now under construction at Wihnington. The boat is expected to make fifty miles an hour and to carry twenty-five passengers. The craft is known as the U-shaped type of sea sled. President Radcliffe of the White Star Refinery of Long Beach is said to be interested in the construction of the new boat. For the exclusive manufacture of Catalina Swordfish and Tuna Reels, Mr. J. A. Coxe has moved to his new establishtnent, 411 Molino street, Los Angeles. In the new plant Mr. Coxe has added several machines that turn out the watch-like mechanism for the reels. The plant is said to be one of the best of its kind, outside of the few large eastern establishments, and Mr. Coxe expects to install machinery that will make his plant the best- equipped in America. There is a umch larger floor space in the new building. A few days ago the utility of the Pacific Marine Airways flying boat was shown when the crew on board the speed boat "Lucky Strike" of Los Angeles had some trouble with their engine. The motorboat operators sue- ceeded in taking their craft to the Is- thmus harbor. By the cable telephone they called from Avalon to the main- land. In less than two hours the fly- ingboat of the Pacific Marine Airways arrived at the Isthmus with the nec- essary parts to repair the speed boat's disabled engine, and the flying craft and the "Lucky Strike" returned to the mainland. MRS. TIDBALL OF ST. IS A CATALINA St. Louis, Mo., March Editor Catalina Islander: Since 1 am no longer City Avalon (nay resignation having! ly been accepted by the Board tees), you will find herewith check for $2.00 in payment year's subscription to your You may rest assured I shall share of boosting for the and with the assistance of your cation I shall have no difficulty vincing some of my St. Louis that they would enjoy a that beautiful place, in going anywhere else. I take this opportunity, die, of thanking you very the many courtesies extended ing the time I was associated municipal work of the City of I shall always have many memories of the splendid Avalon,. and am hoping I may to return there within the or two--at least for a visit. With kindest regards, I am, ly, Florence M. 4232 MeRee Ave., St. Louis, (Editor's Note--Your letter like we belonged to some miration society." Anyway, the $2.00. We (talking for the of Avalon) were all sorry that ficient city clei'k departed the Isle" for St. Louis. Some day going to send the Catalina whip the St. Louis Browns. the truth ? Everybody in votes "Yes." You can also telll St. Louis friends that the Trustees, at its last meeting, resolution "regretting" that yot~ sent in yourresignation. One "regretters" offered~ to take up lection for a railroad needed it !) At the regular meeting of the of Trustees last Friday, the resolution was presented and mously adopted : Moved, that the resignation of Tidball, city clerk, be accepted extreme regret on the part of beard, and that a letter be to her expressing the the board and the City of her long and faithful services the municipality. LEG OF LAMB SUPPER BY LADLES' AID $ocil The Ladies' Aid will give a Lamb supper Tuesday Evening, 25th, at 6 p. m., on the lower the church building, corner street and Metropole avenue, to pay for the papering and repai~ of the church. Popular prices charged, adults, 75 cents; children der tweh'e, 35 cents. Everyone i~ ~ited to attend. All those wishing to donate toward the supper can leave their nations at either Hoover's or grocery stores, not later than afternoon, March 24th. Such as cash, leg of lamb, coffee, bread, milk, sugar, 9otatoes, eggs, peas, carrots, and apple pies ! be appreciated. Wear your Light Tackle Club ton. It shows tha;~ you are an and a sportsman. .....