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April 9, 1924

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PAGE TWO THE CATALINA CATALINA PIONEER PASSES AWAY Many of the old-time Avalonites will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Charity Smart, the beloved wife of the late George J. Smart, formerly secretary for the Santa Catalina Is- land Company. After but a short ill- iness Mrs. Smart passed away at her home, 1045 West Twentieth street, Los Angeles, March 27. The funeral services were conducted by the East- ern Star, and the interment was at Oakdale Cemetery, Covina, California. For many years Mr. and Mrs. Smart were Avalon residents during the summer season in the early days of Catalina Island as a pleasure re- sort. They were beloved by all. Their kindly ways have left many fond mem- ories. In his position of confidence and trust with the Santa Catalina Is- land Company, Mr. Smart was held in the highest esteem by all of the em- ployees who served the company dur- ing his successful administration. His death, in 1912, was a distinct loss to the excellent organization that he had so faithfully maintained. "Loyalty" was Mr. Smart's motto. Mrs. Smart was born in 1841, at Litchfield, England; was married in 1866, and with her husband arrived at Topeka, Kansas, in 1889. Mr. Smart first engaged in farming, but later he entered the employ of the Santa Fe railroad. With his family Mr. Smart still connected with the Santa Fe, ar- rived in Los Angeles in 1896. Upon the resignation of former sec- retary F. H. Lowe of the Santa Cata- lina Island Company, Mr. Smart, in 1903, after serving for six years as ac- countant, was elected secretary, a pos- ition of confidence aml trust which he held until his death in 1912. The surviving children are George Smart and the following daughters : Elizabeth, Mrs. S. Jessup, Mrs. A. W. Avery, Mrs. William Dowland aml Mrs. G. A. Peet. To the bereaved family of our be- loved pioneers of Catalina the "old- timers" send from Avalon expressions of sincere sympathy. EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE The officials of the Mary Williams Club are rapidly getting their program into shape for the usual observance of Easter Sunday in Avalon. The sunrise service will take place in Buena Vista Park, on the high promontory just to the east of Avalon. Sunrise will be signalled by Boy Scout buglers, John Shields and Theodore Seirks; follow- ed by a selection by the Avalon male quartette, consisting of Messrs. Carv- er, Holmes, Heywood and Rerffroe. A prayer will be offered by Rev. LaRue C. Watson, pastor of the Community Church. The community singing will be led by Ralph Heywood, accompa- nied by the Hotel St. Catherine or- chestra. Passarelli will give a cornet solo. The talk about Easter will be given by Madame Lillian Burkhart Goldsmith of Los Angeles. The ben- ediction will be pronounced by Rev. Father Corcoran of St, Catherine's Catholic Church. As the sun will rise at 5:22 Easter Sunday morning, April 20th, early rising will be in order. The church bells will be rung early enough to per- mit all to reach the park in time for the service. Watch the world come to Catalina. PEN DIPPED IN DOLLARS NOT IN SPORTSMANSHIP San Pedro, Cal., March 29, 1924. Editor Catalina Islander: In appreciation of your efforts to- ward the advancement of clean sport in angling, and bearing in mind your many kindnesses and your well-known personal liking for the sport, I am, at the risk of borixig you, placing these few lines on paper, that you may, at your leisure, if you so desire, pursue, as it were, with me, my conception of the etiquette of the game as played at Catalina. The uncalled for references to the performances of anglers by unscrupu- lous prevaricators is the inspiration for these lines, which you will fully appreciate. First--Anglers are in two classes, regardless of personalities. The be- ginner and the experienced angler. Feats in angling easily accomplished by the finished angler would be im- possible for a beginner, and should always be taken into consideration when reviewing any battle fought by an angler with the monster fishes en- countered in these waters. Second--The taking of large game fish on comparatively light tackle, as it has developed and been perfected at Avalon, as at no other place, is dis- tinctly a two-man game. Meaning, the angler and his boatman. The ang- ler expects, with every right on his side, the fullest co-operation of his boatman in landing his prize, and any lack of skill with gaff or in the hand- ling of the boat is deserving of just criticism. Every possible advantage should be taken, and no opportunities to land the fish lost, with full regard to the rules laid down, if the angler is fishing in competition. Third--Give full credit to the lucky angler who suceeedes in landing a good fish. Fourth--I deplore the tendency of some writers for high class publica- tions, when writing regarding angling, to detract from the accomplishments of others and laud their own small en- deavors. I think my feelings upon reading one oi these articles is mostly one of sorrow for the narrowness of mind shown, and the full knowledge that these articles, written with a pen dip- ped in dollars instead of sportsman- ship, ~toad showing a lack (as most of them do) of even a pretence of trying to ascertain the available facts before writing about them, can bring to the writer no satisfaction, and surely ex- poses his ignorance and inexperience to the initiated'reader, and leaves a bad taste in the mind of any sports- man who has the misfortune to peruse one of them. Yours for clean sport, 626 21st street. K.S. WALKER. The St. Louis Sporting News is on sale at Windle's News Stand. Perhaps you have found someone wearing a Catalina Light Tackle Club button. If so, tell us about it. There are ~ buttons out in the world--~omewhere. We want to keep in touch with the C. L. T. C. members. Thank you. u~~~~~~~~~~$~~~~~~~~~H~~~~~~~~~~HH~~l~~~~~.lll~l~l~~ll~l~~~l~l~~~~l~~~~ll~~~~~~l~l~~~~~l~~~~l~~~~l~~~~; Saturday, April AVALON'S WILL OPEN FOR THE ...... WITH ...... New Stocks of Tempting Eatables you KNOW THE QUALITy ViMtor Welcome IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AVALON REAL ESTATE GET IN TOUCH WITH A. L. LAURANCE WITH SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CO. AVALON, CALIFORN GLASS IT'S CATALINA'S FRESH ORANGE DRINK TRAINING TRIP CHICAGO CUBS Date Day Club April 9--~Vednesday--Kansas City. April 10--Thursday--Kansas City. April ll--Friday--Kansas City. April 12--Saturday--Kansas City. April 13---Sunday--Kansas City. April 14--Monday--Open. April 15--Tuesday--St. Louis (Open- ing Season). Look up the want ads if you have anything in the line of a home to sell. If you would try our little adlets, 10c per line, they will get what you want. when you want it, or sell what you have if you don't want it. Magazines, newspapers, candies, etc., at WINDLE'S NEWS STAND. STATEMENT OF MANAGEMENT, as required by the act of 1912, of The Catalina lished weekly at Avalon, for April 1, 1924. Publisher, Ernest Windle, California; editor, Ernest alon, California; business Chas. H. Smith, owner, Ernest Windle, fornia. No bondholders, mortgagees #'! er security holders. Signed, Ernest Sworn to and subscribed this Ist day of April, 1924. Ethel D. (Seal) City Clerk City of Magazines, newspapers, candics~ at WINDLE'S NEWS STAND'