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ning fi ld for the Chicago "Cubis' Und Los "Angieles "Angels.'; ....... fishii '.marine .ardens. U!ex_celledac!o m0d_ati;ns: Price, Five Centt WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1924 VOL. XI No. II SANTA CATALINA ISLAND: IN ALL THE WORLD NO TRIP LIKE THIS! WILL "DISCONTENTED" (IENTLEMAN ANSWER FEW QUESTIONS NOW? By Ernest Windle Another letter of protest has been filed by Joseph McAfee. This time, he has filed with the War Del)artment at L6s An eles "0 g a letter protesting, n behalf of the commercial boatmen and others," against the erection of a Pier to be located on the Northwest side of the Bay of Avalon, between Olive and Hill streets. Mr. McAfee's protest is a lengthy One, and is not in accordance with the ~h(ice punished in this palter, from e War Department. It will be remenabered that McAfee filed a protest when the Santa Cata- lina Island Company commenced to build tile new bathhouse He has filed Several protests. _ ~. , At that time the "PEOPLE taF A\ - ALON" sent a petition to the War Department asking that the Santa (2atalina Island Company be permitted to Construct the bathhouse. Such a huilding was then greatly needed for the accommodation of bathers and for sanitation. Its utility has been proven during the past year. Filin, ,, ,, . g protests seems to be a pas- tune with Mr; McAfee. For the convenience of "the visitors Who cross the channel in yachts and i!torboats, suitable accommodations O.uld be provided. These accommo- tlons should be of easy access to and from the bay. The proposed plans of the Catalina Islan:l Yacht Club, seem very satisfac- tory to us. We saw the plans about three weeks ago. The new club is sI)nsore:t by men of business ability ~nd who have been owners of boats i or a nmnber of years. N ,, ow, Mr. McAfee, who are the COmmercial Boatmen and others" that protest against the construction of a 15i{r for elnb house and landing Purl) the foot of Hill and Olive Streets ? The Said "protest" is dated "Avalon, Catalina Island, *larch 19, 1924, 10:00 a. nl." And,-Mr. McAfee, were vou person- ally on the Island March 1"9? fi,?o be serious about this matter of thl~tg protests; Mr. McAfee, we feel we have a duty to the tax payers of Avalon to publish the names of the "COmmercial Boatmen and others' Wh~ delegated vou to present your !,e- ( ontinued on Page 2, Column 1) BIG PENNANT CHASERS NOW HOMEWARD BOUND By Ernest Windle Completing their., seven weeks of training, the Chicago Cubs left for the mainland last Thursday. The boys were in excellent condition, full of en- thusiasm, and all were emphatic in the assertion that the Cubs would COlt the pennanf for 1924. "I'm starting out with the best lot of boys I have erer had," said Mana- ger Bill Killefer. "They are a little over-fed, but a couple of weeks on the road will make them forget that little detail." "How about the pennant, Bill?" someone asked him, as the bali players stood on the pier waiting for the pas-I sengers to embark. "\hy, we are going to nail it to THE CHICAGO CUBS HAVE A NEW MASCOT By A. T. Packard Of the Chicago "Evenlng Post" Goodbye, Catalina! Farewell, Ava- lon! Hail and farewell! Island of Enchantment, lotus-eating earthly par- adise, filled to the ocean rim with all the'delights of existence, hail and fare- well ! An all-wise Creator fashioned Cata- lina to his liking. Equally to their lik- ing was this Pearl of the Pacific to its tars( Indian inhabitants. Then came Cabrillo with his adventurers, and the Island became all too slnall in its hab- itable places. Only in a half-dozen places did its rugged mountains open on the shore line sufficiently for hu- man foothold. By dozens, scores, hun- dreds--and now by thousands--came the Catalina chzbhouse next spring, those seeking confirmation of Cabril- There, that's the flagpole it's going on, llo,s honeyed description. The available too!" Billreplied, pointing to the I space for honlesites becalne completely Cubs' headquarters at the south endi ina'tequate. of Crescent avenue. out his red head and said: "Well, I think you'll find a new resident here next winter. As soon as the season is over I'm coming back to Catalina, and yon will see a lot of funny things." "Is that a threat, or a promise ?" the reporter asked. "Any way you like it!" and he grinned, "Why are the boys over-fed, Bill ?" "Who wouldn't be overfed boarding at the St. Catherine? Chef Jefferson is a wonderful man. Didn't he give T. Bone Otto enough steaks to make him disgusted with the bovine fami- ly ?" "Now we know why T. Bone swore off !" interrupted Fish Johnson. "Enough's enougii!" murmured Mr.' Bucket Bill Becker. "Skinny, you've gained twenty-five pounds[" vohmteered Gus Axelson. "I'm not the only on~ ,.in this party who needs a new suit ~f'lothes !" re- torted Mr. Becker. "Packard has worn out three pairs of golf shoes. I Vaughan has- ." "/'hat ended that conversation[ With their golf clubs, cameras, suit- cases, portable typewriters, musical in- struments, etc., etc., the newspaper men, Messrs. Johnson, Otto, Packard, Axel- son, Becket and Vaughan, boarded the (Continued on Page 2, Column 1) see increased to hundreds of thousands yearly, and millions of dollars, in ad-I dition to the purchase nfillions, were[ [ poured out, and more nfillions will beI poured out, to add the joys of home I life to those of Nature s fashioning. There wouht be lessened joy in any l future whose anticipation did not in-I elude a return to Catalina. To the! wanderer on the face of the earth it' is an abode of quiet, a place of sane enjoyment, a refuge from the worhl's buffets that spells home, sweet home. And a little kid came unto them. ,At once it usurped the place of bear i cubs and such futile things as the of- ficial mascot of the Cubs. The manner of its c'oming was by! virtue of the sturdy legs and leathern hmgs of Uncle Walt Osborne and Vic: Aldredge. The kid was only three; days old when sighted by this hiking i pair, but it led them a merry chase up and down the side of a mountain be- fore it mn-bahed its cry of submission. For the kid was the progeny of the wild goats which dot Catalina's moun- tain sides. Well, that kid became a universal pet the day after its capture. Its body was the size of the fanfily cat, i its legs were those of a stork, its coatI (COntinued on Page 2, Column 2) ,, ,, COMMUNITY SPIRIT GROWING IN AVALON By Ed. Moriarty For many years the writer has caught Catalina in many moods; but not until last week did he really stop to realize that, centered about Avalon, a real city of homes and homefolk has grown to be. The dawning of this realization came at the entertainment given by the Boy Scouts several even- ings ago. It's fine for Catalina to be known the world over as a wonderful pleas- ure ground, but it is extremely satis- factory for those who take a keen in- terest in the real growth of a cormnu- nity to understand that young boys and young girls are merging into man- hood and womanhood, and forming what one day will be a large and sub- stantial citizenship. To the unthinking and those who do not understand or who have forgotten 3muth there no doubt are more excit- ing events than the bandaging of one lad's head by another lad. We saw the Boy Scouts perform their first aid feats the other night, and the deepest and truest note in the social phase was struck when the adult audience gave vent to intense appreciation at the ear- nest efforts of the earnest young lnen. The writer believes there is nothing better in life than to encourage young folks in their strivings to become more useful. There will be many big (lays for Catalina this summer. There will be hundreds of thousands of dollars spent to reach and enjoy the Island. The transient guests will revel in the de- , lights of Catalina. They will sing and dance--and go their way, Chances are that very few will realize that Catalina possesses a self-confident, optonfistic, home-loving citizenship, centered upon developing a great civic connnunity. The glamor of pleasure and vacation (lays may hide a great part of this from them. But the visitors would know differently had they attended the BOy Scouts meeting. Mr. Wrigley is recognized as a mighty factor in the finances of the nation. In the money marts men lis- ten eagerly to find what he is about. lhlt Mr. Wrigley probably never sat in at a more worth-while assemblage than when he watched the Boy Scouts the other night and applauded vigor- ously as they "did their stuff." it was just a gathering of "home folks." How rich or lacking in wealth (Continued on Page 2, Column 1) I .I