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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA TIIE ..... PUBLIEHED I:VERY WEONEEDAY AT WINDLE'E PRINT 8HOP AVALON CALl FORNIA E. WINDLE. EDITOR AND OWNER IIUBICRIPTION RATES, IN ADVANCI[ ONE YEAR ......... Two DOLLARE EIX MONTHS ..... ON[ TWENTY-FIVE THREE MONTHI . . SEVENTY.FIVE CIrNTE IINGiJ[ COPIEE ....... FIVE CENTS ADVS'RTISlNG RATE8 DISPLAY ADVERTISING 50C INCH, EACH INEERTION. 500 INCHES DURING A PERIOG OF liE MONTHS, 35C PER INCH. LINERS lOC PER LINE. MINIMUM 28G. ENTERED AS EECONO-CLAEE MATTER MAR. 31. 1914, AT THE POETOPPIGE AT AVALON, CALIFORNIA. UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 101)7. THE COLUMNE OF THE IIII..ANDEN ARE OPEN TO Till[ GENERAL PUBLIC. Oil ANY OF THE FOLLOWING EUIBJECTR : LOCAl. FqDLITICII AND GOVERNMENT, FIBNING, HUNTING AND ~I~MPING. ITEME OF LO(=AL NEWE INTEREET WILL BE GREATLY AP- PRECIATED. SUNRISE EASTER SERVICE At Buena Vista Park, Avalon, at 5:22 prompt. Sunrise bugle call--John Shields and Theodore Sierks. Male Quartette--Messrs. C. W. Car- ver, R. M. Heywood, R. C. Holmes and Lee S. Renfroe. Prayer by Rev. LaRue C. Watson. Community singing, led by R. M. Heywood and accompanied by the Hotel St. Catherine orchestra. Cornet solo, Louis Passerelli. Address--Mrs. O. B. Manchester of Los Angeles, prominent club woman. Cornet solo, Louis Passerelli. Community singing. Benediction. The church bells will be rung early Sunday morning, in time so that all may have time to reach the park be- fore sunrise. The Catalina Jaunting Car Co. will run busses for the convenience of those who perfer to ride. EASTER SERVICES Special Easter programs will be given at 10:30 a. m. and 7:00 p. m. next Sunday at the Comnmnity (Con- gregational) Church. At the morning service there will be appropriate music by the church orchestra and the spec- ial choir, and the pastor will preach an Easter' Sermon. Members will be re- ceived into the church, and, if there are any candidates for baptism, that rite will be administered. The even- ing service will be an Easter program in charge of the church school. The public is cordially invited to both ser- vices. Easter Sunday masses at St. Cather- ine's Catholic Church will be at 8 and 10 a. m. The 10 o'clock mass will be a High Mass, the choir will sing Leo- nard's High Mass in B flat. Elaborate preparations are now in progress for the annual dinner for the members of the Catalin~ Tuna Club, to be held here Saturday, April 19th. At the dinner the prize winners f,-,r the 1923 angling tournament will be announced. Superintendant M. B. Dunkle of our city schools announces that a class in the Constitution and Civil Govern- ments of the United States, of parti- cular interest for those wishing to meet the requirements of the Natural- ization Act, will open soon if a suffi- ciently large number will register for the course. Anyone who desires to enroll in the class should communicate with Mr. Dunkle as soon as possible. $50,000,000 TO UPBUILD SANTA CATALINA ISLAND The Los Angeles Examiner, Thurs- day, April 10th, contained the following announcement and interview with Wil- liam Wrigley, Jr. : "Fifty million dollars will be spent by William Wrigley, Jr., on Catalina Island, the gum magnate announced yesterday. "I intend to build it up to the limit," said Wrigley, who started for Chicago. "1 am going back to Chicago to spend the next six months in the gum busi- ness, and then bring all the money back to put into Catalina Island. "It will take about $50,000,000 to do all I want toward the complete up- building of Catalina. Conan Doyle, who was my guest recently at the Is- land, said Catalina was the most beau- tiful place he had been to in the world. "When I finish I shall have done my share toward the upbuilding of South- ern California. You know, Catalina is a part of Los Angeles county, and I am doing my part toward the county. Gives Program "Here is what my program includes: "A 1250-room one-story hotel--the largest of its kind in the world. This hotel will have sunlight and air for each room and will be complete in every detail. It will have regular hotel service, restaurant, etc., and fulfill all the wants of the most exclusive guests. "A large number of one-room houses --I already have built 750 of these this year. "A driving road all around the island. "A railroad on the island. "A complete lighting system, every- thing lighted electrically and beautiful- ly, just as a complete city. "A playground. "A large dam for water. "Complete piping system. Water Plam, "I have brought water from Middle Ranch over the mountains on the Ava-" lon side for twelve miles at a cost of $500,000. By the time I get through working our water system, Catalina Is- land will have water enough for a pop- ulation of 50,000. "Last year I spent a million dollars for a new boat to the Island. "I am not making any money on the Island, nor am I trying to. Instead I aa-n spending large sums to make it the real playground of the world, to attract the world's finest people to the most beautiful spot on earth which, of course, is in Los Angeles county." Wrigley declared he was not inter- ested in politics, but only in his busi- ness and in the upbuilding and beauti- fying the Island. "I have been selected as a delegate at large from Illinois three different times," said Wrigley, "and have never been there when I was selected, nor have I been able, on account of busi- ness, to be at the conventions." ANOTHER CATALINA ANGLER Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Alden of San Francisco were Island visitors last week. They were heartily greeted by their many Avalon friends. A few weeks ago Dr. Alden was appointed chief surgeon for the Southern Pacific Railway Company at San Francisco. For many years he has been connected with the French Hospital in that city. It was while at the Tuna Club that someone stepped behind Dr. Alden and whispered, "Hello, Grandpa! .... Why, yes!" replied the genial physician. "Here's Grandma Alden, too! Our little grandson was born March 24th, and has been named Berte Alden Scovel. I'm going to make him one of the greatest of light tackle anglers soon ag he can handle a fishing rod." In our next issue will be published the Tuna Club prize winners for 1923 tournament, and the following week the 1923 prize winners of the Catalina Light Tackle Club. ALL FORMER CITY OFFICIALS ELECTED Four hundred and sixty-two voters participated in the municipal election Monday for city officers. It was the largest vote ever polled in Avalon. The registration thirty days ago was 535, and 462 voted Monday. All of the present officials were reelected. For Trustee Edwin Stanton ..................................... 282 William H. Herren .............................. 265 John Walton ......................................... 254 John McMinn ....................................... 217 Jacob Albert .......................................... 135 C. W, Carver ................................ ~7..... 120 Mrs. N. C. Boone ............................... 18 Joseph McAfee ................................... 16 The three highest elected. For city clerk Ethel Kilgour received 376 votes. For city treasurer T. M. Po~amus received 379 votes. Election Observations It is said that four persons cast their ballots and "forgot" to put any marks on them. That the "famous seventeen" showed up as usual. That politics is an invisible flower that blossoms out in full bloom in the last twenty-four hours of its liie. That there were 189 "straight tick- ets" voted" Monday. That everybody has already forgot- ten all of their grievances. That we are all going to pull strong for Calvin Coolidge in the primary election May 6th. That all the Republicans hope the Democrats will work as hard for "Coolidge" as they worked for the "Old Board." That the "Old Board" adopted the slogan, "Keep Avalon Prosperous." ELKS WILL HOLD STATE MEETING AT CATALINA This little city in the Pacific, on Mr. Wrigley's Magic Isle, will be the scene of great festivity September 17th to 20th inclusive, when Elks from all over California will convene here for their tenth annual convention. Long Beach Lodge, No. 888 will be host for the meeting, and a $17,000- fund has been raised for entertain- ment, is is said. Dr. Howard B. Kirk- land, president of the California Elk's Association, has recently returned to the mainland, in company with officers of Long Beach lodge. While here, he conferred with hotel, apartment and camp proprietors, and reports that all available accommodations in Avalon have been reserved for the convention period. The new million-dollar steamship "Catalina," which Mr. Wrigley is hav- ing built at Los Angeles harbor, to- gether with three other large steamers operated to and from the Island, will be in service for trle Elks, The Cat- alina Marine Band will be kept at the Island a full week after the regular season, to afford evening concert and dance music for the visiting Elks, most of whom will come to Catalina for the entire week. The beautiful Greek Amphitheatre at Avalon has been enlarged and many new "bungalettes" are being built to insure ample sleeping accommodations for all. Mr. Wrigley, owner of Cata- iina, is an Elk himself, and "will turn the Island over to the California Elks," he says. INTERESTING SCHOOL The April meeting of the School Association was held auditorium of the Con Church on Tuesday evening week. The room was filled bers of the association, their and a large number of the schools. Mrs. W. H. Stone, the meeting to order, and that the first number on the for the evening was an trio, by Mrs. Laura C. son Arthur and George MinneY' This was followed by some songs of well known nursery given by the children of the department, under the their teacher, Mrs. Amy E. Me The little folk did their parts ly, speaking or singing clearly tinctly, to the great pleasttre large audience. Mrs. gave an interesting reading. The minutes of the meetings uary 8 and March 26 were approved. Dr. Robert V. Baker, local officer, was introduced and instructive and interesting talk cerning public health, especially lation to school children, and sirability of preventing disease ever possible. In connection latter subject he presented the ficial effects that might follow ployment of a qualified nurse. Mr. Dunkle, school Rev. LaRtre C. Watson also ed upon the usefulness of a community nurse. A motion was made and instructing the president of the elation to appoint a committee of to take the subject up with the board of trustees and the Long Beach School District. pointec~ the following persons as committee: Dr. R. V. Baker, Rue C. Watson and Mrs. W. S. Lean. Girls of the upper grade tertained with a song. Miss Dorothy Hahn, of the school, gave a very interesting concerning physical training itt schools, and the need of careful examination of pupils, possible physical defects remedied. Messrs. W. S. Stone and Renfroe sang a duet, with companiment by Miss Frances Urgent demands for an encore I responded to by a second pantomime, greatly to the of the school children--and the Mrs. M. N. Shields,* the reported a balance of $26.47 itt treasury. After a vote of thanks was to all who had helped to make meeting an interesting one, the elation adjourned. ' During the evening the ditional members were reported: and Mrs. W. M. Lefavor, Mrs. Goulding, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fate, Mr. Mrs. E. V. Schook, Mrs. George son and Mrs. Hobbs. Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Manwaring as their guests over Easter Mrs, Greenick and daughter, Miss South Pasadena, and Miss Fox of Buffalo, New York.