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April 8, 1954

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i i i NOTES FROM THE Editor's Volume Forty, No. 14 PRICE: Ten Cents Nature note: The first Flying " Wednesday by Pete Adargo. Can this mean that the steamer is not l~ar behind? May Take Till the We are glad to report that the tie "Tom Crier' has been locat 20th to Get Winner , and all is well and peaceful in e world. With around 90 absentee ballots The little man turned up in in prospect for next Tuesday's mu- ~lph Heywood's emporium, and itnicipal election, the results may as quite a shock to find that it well hang on the choices made in as right across the street Irom its those ballots. ;ual stand. City Clerk Fern Whelan reports Ralph was quite normal about that today is the last day it is pos- whole thing, proving he come sible to take out an absentee ~ ballot, it legally, and said "Whenever and that she will take applications You need anything, and if you are up until late this evening. looking for anything COME HEYWOOD'S," which was a if we ever heard one. "Pop" Reed was the subject of uite a bit of verbal activity this I)ast week Seems he was mistaken- reported as deceased, which is incompatable with the facts as they are and he "is". High-schooler Rose Anne Arno re- that one of our tourists was uite elated at pulling into Long on one of Bryan Bayly's She got on at Wilmington, mistook Long Beach for Ava- apparently, as she exclaimed to the effect that "Cats- is certainly beautiful." There are 843 eligible voters for the election, and Avalon usually has a pretty fair voting percentage. The absentee ballots will be gather- ed by the City Clerk, and opened and counted at a special Council meeting on April 20. There are eight candidates run- ning for the two posts. Besides in- cumbents Reyne McCullough and Leroy Butler, also up for the elec- tion are Larry Creed, Andy Dobek. Bill Krug, Vic Lytle, Roy Taylor, and Doc Vaughan. CURRENT COMZ~NTS There is nothing like a spell of frosty Brazilian weather to whet one's appetite for a nice cup of tea. Changing Times. HANSON HAS TO WATCH CAREFULLY to keep from being by the baby sea elephant which appeared on Avalon's shores week. Johnny's sisters, Peggy (left) and Jeannie, keep a safer dis. 'i he sea elephant, unusual for Avalon, apparently became orphan- came ashore for parental care, which was supplied by A! Hart. The baby died later, however. ---Gene's Photo SCI Co (Attn Secy# Box B-~ Avalon, Santa Catalina Island; Calif. APRIL 8, 1954 nil II n i I ,' i " it ,t ,if T E0tD71MEI ySi Easter Week Plans for Avalon Made The City Recreation Commission, Woman's Club, Rotary Club, PTA, Riviera Theatre, City of Avalon, and Avalon schools, are joining forces this year to present the annual Easter Week festivities in Avalon. Of course, the true significance of the Easter season is also being "Don't let anybody fool you, bud. carried out in Avalon's churches. It was Dictator Joe Stalin himself Elsewhere in this week's Islander who said that 'Democracy and Com- munism ~an't live in the same world together.'" Golf Tournament Field Narrows Last Sunday, the third week of the Arno Tournament, in the First Flight, Les Thomas defeated Vic Lytle, 2 and 1. Frank Saldana de- feated Jim Crawford 7 and 6. In the Second Flight, Ronnle Clayton defeated George Carlson. 3 and 2. Eric Moore defeated Bert Reed 3 and 1. Tommy Thomas says, "the semi. finals will be played off this coming Sunday and the winner of the First Flight will meet the winner of the Second Flight a week from then." CASINO THEATRE BRIGHT FOR EASTER WEEK Tommy Clements has lined up a superb week of Hollywood's latest movies this coming week for the special Easter Week run. The list includes "Rhapsody," "The Naked Jungle," "Executive Suite," "It Should Happen to You," and others. A complete listing is on page four. Tommy reports two features nightly, at 7:15 and 9:15. JOHN'S ISLAND CAFE OPENS FOR 31st YEAR John and Ann Lazar are opening their Island Care tomorrow morn- ing at 11:00 for their 31st season. They came to Avalon for their first season in 1923, and have serv- ed the public in fine style. As usual, John reports a full and complete menu to tempt the food addict--as aren't we all? HE]~B WEEDEN IMPROVES We are glad to report that word from Spenard, Alaska, is that the recent injury to Herb Weeden, for- mer Avalonite, has improved better than first expected. Doctors now re- port that they probably will not have to amputate either leg. is included articles on the churches' programs. Next week's Islander will contai~ a schedule of the Easter Week ac- tivities. Early-week action includes social and square dancing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30. Pee Wee basketball Tues- day and Wednesday evening at 10:30, and a boy's senior basketball league Monday evening at 7:30. TAX REDUCTION ON PHONE BILLS TO SAVE AVALON CITIZENS $500 An estimated total of $500 a month will be saved by Avalon tele- phone users starting April 1, effec- tive date of the excise tax reduc- tions recently voted by Congress. according to A. B. Smith, local man- ager of Pacific Telephone. Cut are excise, or "sales," taxes on all telephone service from 15 and 25 per cent to 10 per cent. Tax re- ductions are effective on bills dated April 1 and thereafter. The largest tax cuts will be on long distance calls costing 25 cents or more now taxed at 25 per cent. Thus, where telephone users pre- viously paid $2.50 in taxes on $10 worth of toll calls, they will pay only $1. Tax reductions also mean that on bills dated on and after April 1 for residence and business service here excise taxes on basic charges will be reduced from 15 per cent to 10 per cent. '~I'hese tax reductions, carefully considered by Congress, will mean savings to all telephone users," Smith declared. I AVALON WEEKLY WEATHER REPORT (Supplied by Harbormaster) Date Max. Min. March 31 600 45o April I 58 42 2 58 43 3 60 46 4 64 48 5 63 50 6 61 47 This sermon to date 11.68 Last year to ~ ~.2t I Rain