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PAGE SIX THE Published Every Wednesday at WINDLE'8 PRINT SHOP AVALON. CALIFORNIA. ERNEST WINDLE, Editor and Owner CHAS. H. SMITH - - Associate Editor r ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance). Three Yners___________ Five Dollar~ (.Only When Paid in Advance). One xear ...... Two Dollars Six Months .One Dollar T~r.~ Months __Fifty Cents Sll, gte Copies .......... Five Cents ADVERTI8i'No RATES Display Advertising 50c per Inch. Each Insertion._ 500 Inches During a Per/od of Six Months, $$c per Inch. Lin~.~s lOc per Line, Minimum 2Sc. Enterml as Second-Cites Matter Maroh 81, 1914. at the Postofllce at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act of March 8, 1897. @ The columns of the Islander arc open to the general public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Gov- ernment, Fi~hlng, Hunting and Camping. Itmns of local news interest will be Ires~ly appreciated. PAULSON RE-ELECTED MAYOR Fred M. Paulson was re-elected for a four-year term at the municipal e'-etion held Mondav, April 14. In all l,r~babilitv Mr. Paulson will continue as the chairman of the board. Two hundred and ninoty-nine votes were cast and the results are as follows: F. M. Paulson, 244; J. Albert, 150: P. V. Reyes, 135. For the two-vea," *-rn as councilman, P. E. Mackey received 249 votes. Mr. Maek.ey had no oppo- rition. The official count of the votes cast wilt be announced at the board :~l,'eting to be held April 21. Cam0ers and vacatiortlst~ ,d'~,m;,w their annual trips are warned of the provisions of the law governin~ :he toadinp of camF equipment on ear~ in advices reachim* the Auto, mob;to Ct,b of South-rn California. For the sake of safety, it Was said, the law requires that no trunk, carriers or othe~ l,~- ~a~e extend beyond the line of th,~ hub caps on the left side of the car nor more than six inches b~vond )he hub cap line on the right side of the c:," A new section cf the law pro- bibits the carryin~z of spare ti'e~ in front of th~ radiator. Luggage or camp enuipment must not be so loaded that it covers either the front or rear plates. N'o load may be carried .-x- ceeding a height of thirteen and one- half feet above the surface ofthe road. --------- :0 :------ The elimination of many names that have been synonymous with the ~zrowth of motor transportation in the XVest was foreseen with the fil- ing in Sacramento of articles of incor- l~oration for Pacific Greyhound Lines. Inc.. with Frank C. Jordan. Seerelary of State. Existing lines :hat will soon have the new name of Pacific Grey- hound Lines, Inc., are. the Pickwick Stages System, Ca!ifornia Transit Company. Peninsula Rapid Transit Company, Pacific Auto Stages, (',olden Gate Stages, Pacific Coast Motor 'Coach Company, Kern County Trans- portation Company. Southern Pacific Motor Transport Compan,,- and the Calistoga and Clear Lake Stage Com- pany. --------- :0 :------ War veterans in California were re- lieved of payment of taxes in 1929 cm property valued at $102,223,952. This is revealed from statistics compilod by the State Board of Equalization, to whom reports have been made by county assessors. Contrasting the val- uation of exemptproperty in 1929 over 1928, the Equalization Board has found the increase to be 7.61%. In 1928 the total of $94,992,007 was 13.22% more than the corresponding figure of $83,895,259 for 1927. NOTES AND COMMENTS THE CHARMS OF CATALINA By C. H.S. By Alma Overholt We acknowledge receipt of the an- (Continued from last week) nual report of the State Commission The road now winds inland through for Protection of Children and Ani- mals. ***at A Boy Scout Court of Honor is scheduled for Catalina Island on Wed- nesday, May 14. Further particulars later. n,~ q The Catalina lads and lassies who took the several parts in the two plays presented last Wednesday evening at the Riviera Theatre, acquitted them- selves creditably. ~ st S at The Avalon Dry Goods Co. has been remodeling the front during the past week, allowing more room for window display. This firm believes in adwr- tising, both window and newspaper. ~ n n n At the end of the first week of the Pacific Coast Baseball League the standing was as follows: Los Angeles .833, Oakland .571, San Francisco .571, Sacramento .500, Mission .500, Holly- wood .429, Seattl.e .429, Portland .167. *O4tS Radio has done more to create a finer home life and better family spirit in America than any other factor in recent years, it is generally conceded by sociologists, according to Ray Thomas, president of Ray Thomas, Inc., Atwater Kent distributors. at ~ at at Various points on the mainland fea- ture special attractions, such as Wis- teria Day, Poppy Day, etc. Catalina Island might feature its wild flowers, or have a Lilac Day, or a G.;aP: Lu- pine Day, or, later in the season, when the trees are in blossom, an Ironwood Day. at at at S Taking cognizance of the unemploy- ment situation, the state executive committee of the American Legion has gone on record "as approving, encour- aging and recommending the, eml loy.- merit of local State resident labor by contractors employed in the construc- tion of state improvements .in and for the State of California." The Legion- naires have demanded that aliens be excluded from S.tat.o work until all American citizens are first given em- ployment. m at ~ One of the longest yacht races for small boats ever held on the Pacific Coast is scheduled for next Thursday, April 24th. The course will be from Long Beach to San Francisco, a dis- tance of 447 miles. Vessels of various classes and dimensions will participate. Up to Sunday there had been 18 or 29 entries, among them being some of the finest and fastest boats on the coas: including entries at various points all the way from San Diego to San Fran- cisco. at ~O at The Seaman's Book Society of Cal- ifornia is taking advantage of "Book Week," April 23-30 to collect books for theuse of sailors. Mrs. C. E. Greeleyof the local library will be glad toreceiv.e and forward any that the residents of Avalon may be will- ing to furnish. Almost every home has some books that they no longer have use for, and this is a fine way to dispose of them. The sailor at sea has but little opportunity to secure reading matter, and the books given in this way will be of wonderful service to them. Gather up what you can give just now, while you have it in mind. *at*at The California Division of Fish and Game has closed several streams in California to trout fishermen for the vear 1930. The streams closed in Southern California include Middle Cottonwood Lake and streams con- necting with lake above and below; Reverse Creek and tributaries between June Lake and Rush Creek; that p~r- tion of June Lake lying north of an east and west line drawn to close the north one-third area of said lake. The following streams closed last year will be open this year: Devil's Canyon Creek and tributaries in Los Angeles County, and Holy Jim Creek and trib- utaries in Orange County. Hay Press Canyon. Thousands of tons of wild hay grows on these rolling meadows, is harvested, baled and ship- ped to the mainland. From here w.~. look down into Silver Canyon, which has its mouth on the windward side of the island. Silver Canyon received its name from old silver mines, which were' operated by an English Syndi- cate some thirty years ago. Silver Canyon is one of the chief haunts of Catalina's famous wild mountain goats. Descendants of the Spanish goats left on the island by the caravels of Don Juan Cabrillo and of Viscaino, who left them for food supplg should other explorers follow them and mayhap be ship-wrecked on the island, these nim- b!e-footed, wide-horned creatures have multiplied in great numbers. It is es- timated that there are some 30,000 to 50,000 wild goats on Catalina Island at the present time. Several round-up~ are held annually and thousands of goats are shipped to the mainland, where the young.or animals supph. good "mutton." Their hides are tan- ned and a new industry of the finest of Catalina kid, which is utilized in gloves, handbags, lamp-shades, hunt- ing jackets and riding breeches, as well as furniture coverings, has been created. However, when the goats, single file, stampede for their haunts in Sil- ver Canyon, no cowboy can ride them out. Catalina's wild mountain goats dif fer from the Rocky Mountain goat in tfieir magnificent spread of horns. Goat hunting on Catalina Island has been a sport since the dayswheq Governor Pio Pico owned theisland and entertained the Spanishdons. There are two hunting lodges at Cata- lina at present, one at Eagle's Nest and the other on Mt. Black Jack. Hunting parties find that the island wild mountain goat affords a very in- teresting as well as most excV.ing sport. The manner in which these nimble-footed creatures can scale the island cliffs and suddenly disappear into a catacomb of black caves a thou- sand feet or more above a yawning chasm is disconcerting to the most experienced hunter. It is in the caves of Catalina's mountains the goats make their homes. Many of these are in Silver Canyon, Cape and Cotton- wood canyons. In the hunt the trophy is for the widest spread of horns. The record at which nimrods are shooting is a spread of 4 feet 3 inches. It certainly is an interesting stgnt to see a band of wild mountain goats, led by a magmficent patriarch, thread their way single file along the sheer sides of a canyon. You hear a 'roar like that of a thunder storm as the loose rocks from under their little hoofs roll down into the canyon. In color the Catalina wild mountain goat ranges from jet black, reddish brown, fawn, silvor grey and white. And often one may see a gigantic leader with forequarters of black, a middle band of white and hindquarters of brown, or in still other variegated combinations. Instead of being beard- ed with a trim "vandyke" like the tin- eating variety of goat, the island goat has a great shaggy mane that envel- opes its entire head and shoulders, giving it a buffalo-like appearance. On a tour of the interior of Cata- lina one is almost always sure of see- ing several bands of wild mountain goats. There is usually some big buck silhouetted against the sky standing on a craggy promontory curiously watching who might be going by on the road below . Most interesting ace the goat trails ,which seem to cover the ,entire island, appearing like a fine spiderweb pressed down on the vel- vety carpet of grass. In the fall these are still visible, .even though the gras~ has turned to brown. Our road now passes the clay pits, from which some of the finest clays found in Southern California are ship- ped to the Catalina Tile and Pottery Plant at Pebbly Beach, where it is converted into tile, brick and pottery, both for island use and export. (Continued on Page tO, Colun~ I) CONGREGATION/d, CHUR'CH By the 9:30 A. M. for all ages. Adult er, T. Hilton in charge of G. Orr. An Easter arranged. Parents 10:30, Morning "The Risen cliffe, D. D. ; anthem, (Neidlinger) ; an Looks Up to Violin Obligato ; new members. Evening at "Daniel," This is a Cantata written by woll known compos, into three parts dents transpiring in the 70 years' Jewish ladies trio, chorus,s, rustic recits. Queen .................. Miss Sister of Azariah Azariah ........................ Daniel .................... Mr. King ...................... Mr. Herald ............................ Chorus of We heartily invite alon and visitors to this beautiful Cantata. Good At 7:30 p.m. there reunion Service, to invite aft ChristianS. There is no more fil ate occasion on "Last Supper" tlaan day we celebrate memmorating our rifice. "To you nothing that Jesus s ------- :O J The Annual ters of the Southern gregational Church commence on Monday week, in accordance for many years pas! outline of the is mainly taken from Monday evening, by Dr. T. H. Ratcl Avalon Church. " Paul B. Waterhous. pastors. Tuesday, 10 a.m., "Religious Tuesday evening, ders, Pacific School Wednesday, 9 a.m., Wednesday, 10 picnic ground, K. T. Saunders. Wednesday Thompson, Pasadena, Life." Thursday, 10 Prof. K. T. Saunders" Thursday evening, Lash. Friday morning, "~.ooks and Reading. The evening servv church, and are Tbo morning over to pastoral usually held on the tip"--a hill close to Miss Thelma Smith Ion. She expects to at the Catalina Mrs. Westbrook is improvements in he." Sumner avenue . front porch has been The Avalon Readers Claressa avenue, has and is now under tbt Edward Kay. The known in the future mark. The Mead cruiser, rived Sunday, Mead and others, M. Carson, who several months. The her office renovat again be ready for