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"!1 ' CATALINA ISLANDER" PAGE ELEVEN CATALINA JOURNALISTIC STAFF. - Editor-in-Chief Business Manager ttish School Editors MacLean Catherine MacKay {~rammar School Editors Coleman Ceesto. Faculty Advisor Miss Dorothy Hahn HIGH SCHOOL and students of Avalon wish to extend their sin- Pathy to Miss Mason, because of her father. I and II have been discon- the past week, and several have been combined, be- the absence of Miss Mason. I'Iigh School girls were badly a baseball game, the score 8. Most of the game took the side lines. As each play- up to bat, Gordon Coleman her weakness, which they appreciated. The game on Thursday, March 13, and game is scheduled to take Week. At the rate the High are improving, they should to Play the Kindergarten with- ten years. so rankled in our bosoms or- decisive defeat of our High SeCOnd basketball team at the af the Grammar School, that we it necessary that we, the team, should administer a thrashing. Dear readers, language, "WE DONE SO!" of 44 to 16. Coleman play- game--for the losers. We With our usual dash and dis- The line-ups were as follows : School--Forwards, Cole- DeSoto; center, Cliff; guards, .nd Daly. ' ~rwards, Botello and center, Daly; guards, Fel- and Eddy. Journalistic staff will take OUr work next week, where- up, for we think they will results than we have. We have profited by our mis- md our--er--er--undoubtedly SUccesses. Our efforts over, retire to a quiet rest, and en- Pleasure of a mundane exist- wit: The questionable exhil- of geometry, physics, and oth- of amusement. THE WIENIE BAKE afternoon, at 2:15 o'clock, a of High School students Pleasure pier on the cruisers and Manana for the Isthmus. the movie houses were in- and the Chinese junk viewed. turned to the beach to start )efore dark. Driftwood was and a roaring fire made. eryone was roasting wienies marshmallows. In the games were played by the aid Filling the air with mu- all arrived home safe and I any serious injuries. An exciting game of basketball was played at the Casino courts Monday, between the second High team and the Grammar School team. Although the High School team fought well on the home grounds, the Grammar School succeeded "in beating them. ~1 to 1. We are glad that the children and grown-ups take an interest in the school activities. Miss Mason--"What is a vacuum ?" R. G.--"I have it in my head, but I can't explain it. " Kay--"Will you have some of John- nie's lfie ?" Miss Hahn--"Is it compulsory?" "Is this the Hall of Records ?" "It is. Would you care to look around ?" "Yes. Perhaps there are some I ~ould like to play on my phonograph." Mr. Dunkle--"What is electricity?" T. S.--Something shocking. Teacher---"Mention three things con- taining starch." M. M.---"Two cuffs and a collar." Soph.--"Have you ever taken chlo- roform ?" Freshie--"No; who teaches it ?" Theo got water on the knee, and now he wears pumps. THAT WILL BE NEXT The Flat Agent--"Of course, you have no children ?" The Prospective Tenant---"No." F. A.--"Dogs or cats ?" P. T.--"No," F. A.--"Piano or gramaphone ?" P. T.--"No; but I'll tell you what; I've got a fountain pen that squeaks rather every time I use it. Hope you won't object to that."--Literary Digest. Have you a friend whom you would like to receive a sample copy of The Catalina Islander ? Send us the name and address. PRIMARY SCHOOL Note--This letter should have ap- peared last week, March 12th, but the eighth grade pupil to whom it was en- trusted failed in his duty. My dear boys and girls: As many of you have asked me to tell you a story, I have planned for a "Story Hour" on Saturday afternoons. The "Story Hour" will be from 2 to 3 o'clock, and any of you who are over seven years old may come. We are all glad to have Gladys, Mer- cedes and Moises back at school again, are we not ? And, we miss Clyde very much, and hope he will soon be with us again. It was Clyde's birthday last Satur- day. "Many happy returns, Clyde." Did you get eight good spankings? If not, they will be waiting for you when you return to school! Amy E. Merrihew. A meeting of parents and friends of the primary children will be held at 309 East Whitttey next Friday , March " 21, at 3 p. m. will all parents please make an effort to attend? --(From the Soph. English Class)- CAUSES FOR AVALON'S GROWTH By Elizabeth MacLean The principal causes for the growth of Avalon are: First--Its scenic attractions. Its cli- mate, environment and rugged hills have invited tourists the whole worht over to come and enjoy the myriad pleasures offered by its entrancing shores. The second reason is the increased accomnaodations for transportation. About fifteen years ago the Hermosa, holding 350 passengers, started plying across the Channel. Five years after- wards the Cabrillo, holding over 800 people, began its course. Again, in 1917, under Mr. Wrigley's ownership, the steamship Avalon, with a capacity of 2000, was placed on the run to ac- cormnodate the crowds. A larger and nmch faster boat, the Catalina, is un- der construction, which will probably be finished in time for the summer pleasure seekers. After the fire of 1915 there were ve- ry few rooming houses. Two years later the St. Catherine Hotel was built in picturesque Descanso Canyon. This is the only hotel on the Island opera- ted on the American plan. Then, in 1921, another large hostelry, the Hotel Atwater, was finished. Every year the bungalettes and bungalows have in- creased in number. The introduction of modern utilities has proved a further aid to the growth of our town. Think of the time, not long ago, when gasoline, wood and coal oil were the only heating facilities. Now, presto, a match is touched, and the kitchen stove is lighted. Unfortu- nately, the water of the Island pumped from wells contains a great quantity of alkali, and the people who haven't cis- terns buy water shipped from Wil- nfington. Now, those days will soon be over, we hope, because water is to be taken from the dam in Middle Ranch Canyon for the use of the community. Many civic improvements have been accomplished in the last few years, such as sidewalks, paving of streets, continued connection with the main- land by cable, the brilliant array of lights along the bay, and the various institutions of the cominunity, like the schools, the churches, and the library. Another reason for the sudden growth of Avalon is advertising. Mr. Wrigley has advertised so extensfvely that California is known in almost ev- ery part of the world. The attractions of the summertime all have helped to give Catalina its name. The band, the dance, the bath- ing in the placid waters of the bay, the submarine gardens, the various boat rides, and the delightful hiking over the hills, would add zest to any out- ing; but, combined with the pictur- esqueness and beauty of the Island, with its invigorating climate, give add- ed pleasures to Catalina visitors. Watch the world come to Catalina. Newspapers, Magazines Sweets At Windle's News Stand SOME SCHOOL REPORTS PERFECT ATTENDANCE In the Catalina Elementary School, Month ending March 7, 1924. GRADES ONE AND TWO Dorothy Scott Mary Hey Jesus Reyes Marion Johnson Max Edwards Ezmyrl Knopf Leroiee Edwards Charles West GRADE THREE Ralph Barba Irma Garcia Josephine Eldon Joe Saucedo Winifred Vitalich GRADE FOUR Maxine Carson Claude Pitts Antonio Enriquez Mildred Sprinkle Nicky Marincovich Billie Tvegazthen Carrie Vera GRADE FIVE Frank Burgess Mike Reyes Eric Cliff Robert Woodson Donald Lusk Florence Johnson GRADE SIX Steve Gurasich Bert Scott Glenn Hoover Georgia Coleman Gloria Gurasich GRADE SEVEN Violet Watson Juanita Gurasich GRADE EIGHT Gordon Coleman. Helen McKelvey HONOR ROLL / Elementary grades, Catalina School, Month ending March 7, 1924. GRADES ONE AND TWO Agneeta Watson Mary Hey Agness Conrad Martin Eldon Ezmyrl Knopf Clyde Grant Congratulations to Ezmyrl Knopf, Mary Hey, and Agneeta Watson. Ezmyrl Knopf and Mary Hey have scored highest marks in Grade Two for last month, and Agneeta Watson in Grade One. GRADE THREE Walter Conrad Pearl German Josephine Eldon Winifred Vitalich Luis Garcia Catherine Marincovich GRADE FOUR Maxine Carson Mildred Sprinkle Antonio Enriquez Billie Tregartheu Claude Pitts Carrie Vera John Rowley Albert Wilkinson GRADE FIVE Robert Woodson Jack McKay Mary Conrad GRADE SIX Steve Gurasich Salvador Reyes GRADE SEVEN Charles DeSoto Mirie Burgess Violet Watson Juanita Gurasich GRADE EIGHT Charles Cliff Helen McKelvey Harland Gould Advertise your needs in The Catalina Islander. Write to the Catalina Light Tackle Club, P. O. Box 14, Avalon, California, for information about sea angling. House Cleaning" You can clean stoves and mop floors without least injury to your hands, if you wear RUBBER GLOVES 65c and $I.00 pair ISLAND PHARMACY CO. 417 Crescent Avenue