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March 23, 1939

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PAGE EIGHT ...... THE CATALINA C "iteacher in ;he Avalo, public schools i You ,, for many years : an It was announced that the members IIIl/It'-.u v.Vesteraa"s of the Chicago Cubs Baseball Club would probably visit Santa Catalina i ~ ~'i[ | | Compiled from Island during the coming week. "...m..,I I ,,l! ! ! files of The first motorcycle tour of Santa [ ~ The Catalina Islander Catalina Island was made by a party t/, 'I~--'T~~by Chas. H. Smith_ of motorists from Los Angeles. They secured a permit from the S.C.I.Co. for ' that purpose. Ten'Y~ue; Ago The rainfall to date amounted to From The Catalina ]slander of March 20, 1929: Announcement was made by Wil- liam Wrigley Jr., of a reduction in utility rates in the City of Avalon: The "New Idea Man" tells an inter- esting story about lafs visit to Avalon --and what he discovered about cer- tain persons. The Fish Commission was even then expressing fear that the supply of sar- dines in Southern California waters was facing extinction. The issuanee of bonds to the amount of. $65,000 was approved by the voters in/the Long Beach School Dis{rict (of which Santa Catalina Island is a part), for the '!6urpose of improving the Ava- lon H'igh School and elementary school facilities. ~The "Har'd Times Ball" given by the Avalon Fire Department was a suc- cess. Mrs. Florine K. Cooper was appoint- ed cashier of the Avalon telephone of- fice. Mr. Stephens, superintendent of the Long Beach School District, addressed a large audience at a meeting of the Avalon Parent-Teacher Association. The death of Ernest McKay, man- ager of the local telephone system, who passed away March 14, was re- ported. The funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, in Alhambra. Twelve pairs of ring-necked pheas- ants from the local bird park, were turned loose on the island, to ascertain if they would prosper at large. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Powell were re- ported as having become residents of El Paso, Texas. Ralph Brown of San Pedro became manager of the local telephone ex- change, succeeding the late Ernest Me- Kay. Pete Lubet!ch' picked out Tobe Bak- er and Armand Payette as the best amateur golf players in Avalon The American Legion had just cele- brated its tenth anniversary. Twenty Years Ago From The Catalina Islander of March 25, 1919: The Santa Catalina Island placed its unsold lots on the market. Persons who'had Summer residences on leased lots were ~iven first~ chance at buvin~ tl~e Same if 'they so desired. With'the a'mouncement were the names of nearly lOO property owners who had announced their purpose to buy the lots which they held on lease--or other property. J. H, Stamford announced his retire- ment from the hardware business, to be succeeded by the Catalina Hard- ware Coinpany, which' would be under the management of his son Harold Stamford and John C. We~mann. The Santa Catalina Island Company announced a comprehensive plan for landscaping their property in various parts of Avalon, under the direction oi J. M. Grant. Announcement was made that the Chaldin a i'rplm~eg will run a "flyink- ship" service to Santa Calalina island, to be under the directionof Syd Chaplin, brother of Charles. D. M. Renton of Pasadena was cho- sen to have charge of building affairs of the S. C. I. Co., and also to act as consultant witli others wh~* wished to buiht here. Mackcr[4 were announced as run- ning in large numbers. It was stated that Clyde Opelt, re- eemly ii~ zbarge of the Feather River Inn, would succeed to the management of the Hotel St. Catherine. Leonard Lewis, former Avalon1 resl. dent, son of Mrs. If). Brown, was ac- cidentally killed in Los Angeles. The death of Mrs. Carrie Young of Los Angeles was reported. She was the mother of Miss Ellen M. Young, 8.09 inches. Twenty-Five Years Ago From The Islander of March 24, 1914 : The Board of Trustees adol~ied a resolution calling for a municipal elec- tion April 13. The following Election Board was appointed: Mrs. Myrtle I. Timberman, Mrs. Ellen Newberry, J. H. Wegmann, S. J. Goulding, J.R. Todd and Jacob H. Miller. Prof. Charles F. Holder wrote to the Avalon Board :of Trusses, asking-that the}( take.steps to protect the seals at Seal Rocks. Election of a school trustee was an- nounced to take place April 1. The masquerade ball given by the local Aerie No. 1383, Order of Eagles, was reported as a complete success. Prize winners were announced :as fol- lows: Most original and artistic cos- tume, First--Miss Mary Rake (repre- senting The Islander); Second--Miss Dixie Peterson (Indian maiden). Prizes for selling most tickets went to Miss Mollie Hodson, Miss Madeline Moricich and Catalina Adargo, in the order named. Judges in prize contest: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hayes, Panama, and Misa Gertrude King, Devonshire, England. In the election t~ place water, elec- tric, gas and sewer systems under mu- mcipal ownership, each item v:as de- feated. The U. S. revenue cutter Bear visit- ed Avalon Bay. A yellowtail weighing 53 pounds was taken on light tackle by John Raymond of Victoria, B. C. Fifty Years Ago From the Los Angeles Herald-Ex- press of March 13, 1889: 'Where promises to be a big rush at the opening excursion to Catalina Is- land on March 15. Captain Banning's new steamship, the Hermosa, will open the season." Harry J. Bauer, Southland business and civic leader, is starting his tenth consecutive year as president of the Automobile Club of Southern Califor- nia following re-election at the recent directors' meeting at Los Angeles headquarters. Others re-elected were Alexander B. Macbeth, first vice-pres-~ ident; Henry W. Keller, second vice- president; Standish L. Mitchell, sec- retary and general manager ; and Ralph Reynolds, assistant secretary. Ivan Kelso was made an assistant sec- retary. -O AVALON PUBLIC LIBRARY Avalon Branch of the Los Angeles County Public Library, in Atwater Arcade, is open every week day from 1:30 to 4:30 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Mrs. Emily MacRae. Librarian. AT OUR OWN PLANT IN AVALON Special attention given to Fine Silks and Lit,ons--All ironed by hand "A BOOST WILL H'ELP" ONE DAY SERVICE IF DESIRED In at 9 a.m.--Out by $ p.m. Phone 60 115 Marilla H. {2, FRYMAN, Proprietor ~..aH R.H. WAGENER, Man.. i,, ANGELES SIXTH AND SPRING STREETS 3 Minutes from Bus Stations I 0 Minutes from R, R. Stations "'Oet the Hayward Habit'" Fireproof Garage In Connection Autos Checked at the Door. Shopping and Theatre Center IF INTERESTED IN AVALON SUBSCRIBE TO THE ISLANDER 112 Avalon Blvd.--Wilmington--Phone 129 AUTO REPAIRS AND CATALINA STORAGE Monthly Rates II Agents for Willard Batteries, Dayton Tires and Richfield Gasoline g aJACK SCHOOLFIELD MARINE SERVICE ' PHONE A ~=IIRVICl TO 8KAM='N MARINE REPAIRS 8-J ANCHORAGE8 RtrPAIR TUG ,IILANOKR CALIFORNIA AWAKgI~S; Early in 1937, to the fact that the incidence of SYP in that of GO NORRH ed Stfites, aroused from.1 and passed Assembl~," Bl called for the repor venereal diseases, ment until cured. propriation of matched by a like funds. The stigma dence in venereal moved, and to this w~ ward, as also the THE GREAT TION. Venereal disc duced to a vauishi=tg been done by some tions. Sweden, by has reduced her tions in 1000, while ours js A motoring gui~ Gate International been issued b the Southern. C able to members and torists. In addition to cipal street approaches Francisco-Oakland Bay both sides of the baY, also contains a cartog position grounds lustrates the location and attractions. A nurn' phabetical index makes locate any spot at a glance' o./ One of the new develc progress of the schools County is the recent J. Arthur McCanne Fair Exhibits represc county schools at County Fair at has been granted a from his work as art suP Pomona City Schools 1 his time to the planni~ tion of the exhibits. space for the schools showing this year previously done in o/-d i~ rice Advertise for what you Catalina Islander. We speci: calls work. Give much desired nity to prove ity to you. plumbers w h premier folks t US. Carl W ;arsOn PLUMBING rk Sheet Metpl.W; FRIGIDAIJ" 111Whit! Phone 124 f;atalino Ist Meets every month at 7:30 Visiting L. W. HERBERT A.