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April 2, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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PAGE SiX THE CATALINA PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AT WINDI.E'E PRINT flHOP AVALON CALIFORNIA E. WINDI.E. EDITOR AND OWNER SUBSCRIPTION RATES, IN ADVANCE ONE YEAR ......... TWO DOLLARS SIX MONTHS ..... ONE TWENTY-FIVE THREE MONTHS . . SEVENTY-~'IVE CENTS SING,LE COPIER ....... FIVE CENTS ADVERTISING RATES DISPLAY ADVERTISING IIOC INCH, EACH INSERTION. SOD INCHES DURING A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS, 31IC PER INCH. LINERS IO PER LINE, MINIMUM 28C. ENTERED AS SECOND*CLASS MATTER MAR. ~1, 1914, AT THE POSTOPFICE AT AVALON, CALIFORNIA, UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 1897. THE COLUMNE OF THE IELANDER ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUliLIG, ON ANY OP THE FOLLOWIMO EUliJECTE : LOCAl,. POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT, FIIIHING, HUNTING AND GAMPlNQ. ITEMS Off LOCAl. NEWII INTEREET WILL. lie GREATL.Y AP- PRECIATED* Watch Avalon grow! Don't forget the Hawaiian entertain- ment at the Atwater Hotel on Thurs- day evening. You will find the pro- gram elsewhere in this issue. That was a glorious rain last week. Soon the hills and vales will be cover- ed with wild flowers. Already the Lupines and others are in blossom. The fire-fighting equipment owned by the Santa Catalina Island Company was all tested and overhauled last week. The stage is all set for the municipal election to be held in this city April 14th. A list of the nominations for the different office's appears in another column of this issue. Mr. Laurance of the Santa Catalina Island Company real estate department announces the sale of the cottage at 322 Descanso avenue, formerly owned by Mrs. Lillian B. Arries, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Nealey. The Santa Catalina Island Company has commenced the work of extending its pier, at the foot of Metropole ave- nue, so as to accommodate the new steamship "Catalina," which is now un- der construction. It is expected that the new vessel will be completed in ample time for the summer crowds. Its passenger carrying capacity will be 3000. Captain" George W. Greene and C. U. Bunnelle, while fishing from the crusier Pirate, saw a school of yellow- tail near Church. Rock last Tuesday. Both the anglers are old-time Catalina rodmen. Mr. Bunnelle stated that the school of yellowtail was the largest that he had ever seen, and that some of the fish would weigh at least fifty pounds. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Clark of Mon- rovia, who have owned the cottage at 301 Catalina avenue for several years, have recently sold this very attractive corner to Mr. George Hart of the Rosslyn Hotel, and have purchased the cottage at 313 Catalina avenue, for- merly owned by Mr. Henry L. Dick- son of Pasadena. This transaction was handled through Mr. Laurance of the Santa Catalina Island Company real estate department. Mr. and Mrs. Hart, who are among the Island's best boosters, are now preparing plans to erect a beautiful summer home on their new purchase. AVALON GETS WATER (Cotttinued from Page 1, Column 1) So, Thursday was the RED LET- TER day in Catalina Island history. Water! Water! Water! all you want to drink. Clear, sparkling water for domestic purposes will soon be in the city pipes, to be used for lawns, flow- ers, washing dishes, drinking, etc. Less than six months ago there was a peaceful little stream of water roll- ing down Middle Ranch canyon to the sea, on the west side. It had gone its way unmolested for many years. It was of little service to Avalonites, ex- cepting that it watered a lot of trees and wild flowers. Most of the water was wasted. But, now, that water can be pumped to Avalon for use by this community. Accomplished, too, in record break- ing time ! Tons and tons of building material, engines, motors, pumps and pipes have been installed. General Manager D. M. Renton of the Santa Catalina Island Company, who has had supervision of the big project, has made many trips, day and night, over the rough roads and trails while the big dams have been umler construction and the pipeline to the Summit was being put under ground. With Mr. Wrigley and Mr. Renton the writer watched the first flow of water as it poured into Fall's Canyon. Looking from the top of the dam back of the electric light plant in Falls Canyon, the writer, watching the water coming down, was "struck" with the following parody : How does the water conic down fron'l the Summit ? It leaps and it rolls; it tumbles and plunges ; It roars and bubbles in joyous glee. It's water, pure water, just down from the Sumnfit ; Fresh water, good water, as good as can be ] (Editor's Note--We had a number of photographs of the water coming to Avolon for this issue but the half- tones failed to arrive from Los Ange- les, and we will continue the "water story" in our next issue.) The Avalon Board of Trustees ad- opted the following last Friday : WHEREAS, the continued prosper- ity and development of the City of Avalon, is largely dependent upon an increased water supply for the use of said City of Avalon, and WHEREAS, the Santa Catalina Is- land Company, at the express order and direction of William Wrigley, Jr., has expended a large sum of money for the purpose of constructing a water system to bring an abundant supply of fresh water from the inter- ior of the Island fo the City of Avalon, which system has lust been practically completed, and such water delivered in a reservoir in said city, and is now ready for use therein; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RE- SOLVED, by the Board of Trustees of the City of Avalon, that this Board for and on behalf of this community, hereby extends its hearty congratu- lations to Mr. William Wrigley, Jr., and said Santa Catalina Island Com- pany, and its President, Mr. J. H. Patrick, and its General Manager, Mr. D. M. Renton, for the successful com- pletion of this most important public enterprise, and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Clerk is hereby instruct- ed to send a copy of this resolution to the parties named therein, and have a copy of the same published in the "Catalina Islander." Carried by the following vote: AYES---Trustees McKelvey, Walton, Stanton, Herren, Reyes. NOES--None. ABSENT--None. PERMISSION GRANTED FOR NEW YACHT CLUB PIER Permission has been granted by the War Department to the Santa Cata- lina Island Company to extend the wharf located between Hill and Olive streets, a distance of 88 feet and 4 inches, and to widen it 5 feet. The pier is required for the building of the new headquarters of the Catalina Is- land Yacht Club. The permit was dated, San Francisco, March 29, 1924. Despite the recent protest filed by the "Disgruntled" McAfee with the War Department, he apparently,, failed to prove to the Department that the pier was a menace to navigation. "Disgruntled" McAfee sent to the War Department a long, rambling let- ter of "Objections." He inserted in that letter the thought that he was acting "on behalf of the Commercial Boatmen and others." Last week The Catalina Islander asked "Disgruntled" McAfee to tell us who the "others" were; but he has been strangely silent ! Why ? Now, he is a candidate for city trustee the coming election, April 14. HAWAIIAN ENTERTAINMENT A fine program will be presented Thursday. evening at 7:30 at the At- water Hotel. It will be an Hawaiian evening. Beautiful colored stereopti- con pictures will be shown by Rev. La- Rue C. Watson, who spent several years on the islamt., The following musical numbers will also be given: Steel guitar duet--Alex Adargo and Frank Arce. Male Quartette, Hawaiian songs-- Pete Adargo, Everett Adargo, "Scotty" Brown, John Edmundson. Piano duet--Martha AIyers and Ar- thur Goulding. Vocal duet--Irene Moricich and Mad- aline Roadhouse. Admission, 25 cents, the proceeds to be used toward paying for the new electric fixtures at the Congregational Church. WILL HAVE HOME HERE Mr. and Mrs. Fred Upham of Chi- cago are the guests of Mr. and Airs. William Wrigley, Jr., at their home, Mt. Ada. Mr. Upham is treasurer of the National Republican party and also president of the Consumers' Corpora- tion of Chicago. Mr. Upham has decided to build a home in Avalon. It will be located on "Upham Point," so designated by Mr. Wrigley, just east of Mt. Ada. The ladies of the Congregational Church furnished a splendid supper on Tuesday evening of last week, which was well patronized. We congratulate the ladies upon their success. There were so many patrons that all could not be accommodated at one sitting, so those who waited were entertained in the church auditorium with musical numbers. A special feature was the singing by Mr. H. Hammontree, with P. West at the piano. Mr. Hammon- tree sang "The Lost Chord," by Sul- livan, and another sacred song as an encore. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank every one who in any way contributed to the success of our supper on Tuesday evening of last week. ' THE LADIES' AID. MASONIC EDI MEETING A There was a representanve ing at the Atwater Hotel on evening of the citizens of terested in education. The program arranged by tll Schools Week Committee of Island Lodge, No. 524, Free cepted Masons, was both an ing and instructive one, and ~va~ fully carried out. Because of the absence of Ellard, Mr. Win. H. Stone community singing, which was participated in, ledby the Hotel St. Catherine orchestra. Rev. LaRue C. Watson Divine blessing. The soprano solos by Miss Hewitt were thoroughly may judge by the applause greeted her efforts. Mr. Hobbs was her accompanist. Mr. C. J. Dash, of the Schools Week Committee, effectively presented the concerning the desirability of tion, and the necessity for ing and protecting its corner the public schools. At the of his remarks he speaker of the evening, Judge R. Weller of Los Angeles, intelligently and interestingly relationship of Masonry to An amusing story of the the names "Catalina" and was told by Judge Weller. PI that when Cabrillo discovered land he had a number of board his vessel, which he left island until he could make trip to Spain. On his return one of the cats had disappeared' of his officers remarked, the surviving feline: "This a!" which so impressed he called the Island Catalina. the cal is alleged to have mewed alone! I'm alone!" which much like "Avalon" that such was christened. So ? C. A. Beagles presided at the while the Male Quartette gave selections, to the manifest the audience. The gentlemen ing this singing unit are Messrs. Carver, R. C. Holmes, R. M. and Lee S. Renfroe. "The Star-Spangled Banner" sung by everybody, and the closed with a benediction by the of the Congregational Church. Accompanied by Harry H. city passenger agent for the ,ton Transportation Company, cers of the Elks' State ited Avalon last week to details of the convention to be here September 17 to 21. It is mated that there will be 4000 at the convention. Among the officers here last week were Dr. H. B. Kirkland, Secretary Foyer, Chairman of Board of M. F. Potts, and the following sentatives front the Long Beach of Elks: Messrs. Ed Davis, H. rose, H. Zimmerrnan, C. Mottell, C. W. Cadieaux, A. J. man, Ed Acres, N. Burson Leaverson. Dr. Kirkland said: Elks' Convention will probably biggest convention of boosters ever visited Catalina Island, for the big program." Hawaiian music and pictures Thursday evening at the