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April 21, 1938     The Catalina Islander
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SINGLE COPIES C Ly at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California. Avalon's newspaper, containing the local news of this wonderful Island Baseball training field for the Chicago "Cubs". Avalon : Year round mecca for tourists and travelers. Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, riding, fishing, hiking, marine gardens. Unexcelled accommodations. VE CENTs AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNI'A THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 1938 VOL. XXV, NO, 16 -1 BOY SCOUTS WILL DURING CAMP Under Way For Annual Event At Catalina Camp !ng by Patrols and Troops Packs on their backs, some ts from Pasadena-San Ga- Council will report be- of 12 and 2 on Sat- e.rnoon on May 14th at the tta Recreation Park in Ar- by magic, 150 small appear dotted here and lis vast park. After mak- ennre group will assem- contests and field activ- preparing supper, a huge be built on the baseball. a program of unusual in- put on. Seats have been 5400 Spectators and every- :ed to enjoy this unique u Sunday morning Scouts will participate in a Scout Church service Fiske of Arcadia Com- as speaker. Catholic nding the Camporee will at- m the Arcadia Catholic ~g the Church services, dem- of Scouting will be given. finale will take place at 3 h a general assembly of d spectators. The closing will include the awarding to Patrols earning them in Gillies, Chairman of the of Camping and Activities, e general Camp Director and Oglesby of Monrovia will !ant director. Scout Corn- will be chief be assisted by his A. M. Thomas will be director of records D. Howell Jr. of San Ga- of colors H. Lloyd Hall of is in charge of field and H. Benjamin 'Robison, ecutive of the D.epartment of and Activities will serve as advisor. Director of Los An- round and Recrea- ment and Roy Tuttle, runs Director, are extend- Cooperation and support in event possible. Party for Cherry Valley the recent meeting of the ~tee on Camifing and e Pasadena-San Gabriel the staff and advance "e to serve as leaders for season at the Council's camp, Camp Cherry Island were an- ~rask, Scout Executive H. Benjamin Camp D~rector; J. Gabriel, Assistant Braslow, L, Armstrong of Lyle Warner of Alta- Instructors ; Ralph Pioneering and ; Harold Simp- Activities ; "Cy" Hikemaster ; Ter- JOSHUA REED GIDDINGS IS CALLED UP HIGHER With the death of Mr. Giddings last week, Santa Catalina Island has lost a friend, resident and property holder. The Gid(tings home, "Holly Hill House", has every smnmer taken its place among the "open house" resi- dences of Avalon, where a steady flow of relatives and friends partook of the hospitality of Mr. Giddings and his fanfily. He will be missed by many. Mr. Giddings was a native of Ohio, and would have been 80 years of age this coming October. Together with nine other members of the Giddings family, he came to California from Iowa in the '70's. Thev settled in Pas- adena, went to San lose to educate the children, and then returned to their Pasadena home. Mr. Giddings was the last survivor of the ten. Joshua Giddings married early. In Dccember last the family assisted him and his wife to celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary. Mr. Giddings took an active interest in the business and cultural interests of their home town. Wise investments in acreage property in Pasadena as- sured his financial independence. As the years went by, especially after the establishment of the annual Tourna- ment of Roses, the large Giddings' home on East Colorado street became noted for its generous entertainment of relanvcs and friends as a social cen- ter, as did their Catalina home later. Besides his aged widow, four sons and two daughters, the death of *Ir. Giddings will be mourned by hundreds of friends of himself and his family. The funeral services were held Sat- urday at the Turner & Stevens mortu- ary in Pasadena, and his remains were interred in Mountain Cemetery, of which Mr. Giddings had been a trus- tee ever since ns Ioundation in 1880. The widow and family of Mr. Gid- dings have the sincere sympathy of all residents of Avalon who were acquain- ted with him or his children. RADIOCAST A radiocast program of Christian Science will be given over KFWB, Hollywood, on Sunday, April 24, from 4:30 to 5 p.m., under direction of the Christian Science Committee on Pub- lication for Southern California, in co- operation with the Federation of Pro- testant Churches of Los Angeles. The broadcast will be conducted by ~ohn D. Rasmussen, First Reader of Second Church of Christ, Scientist, of Los An- geles, assisted by Thomas S. Clarke, soloist, and Frank Tattersall, organist of the church. ry Chambers of Glendora, Waterfront Activities; Albert Cain of Pasadena, Quartermaster; and Curtis A. Wilson of Altadena, Sanitation. The Advance Party who will set up camp and make the necessary improve- ments prior to the opening of first camp on June 23rd will consist of Gee. Brewer, Temple City; Bill McConnell, San Marine; John Billheimer, Pasa- dena; Berkeley McKay, E1 Monte; Lawrence Clayton, Bassett ; Glen Nordskog, Alhambra; Reynold Mas- ters, Pasadena; Bob Kischel, San Ga- briel; and Boles McCullough, Monte- rey Park. LOS ANGELES COUNTY 1S RETAIL CENTER Los Angeles County is the leading retail market of the Pacific Coast by a whle margin. This County pays nearly une-half of the entire amount of California's retail sales taxes. The State Board of Equalization re- ported tax collections on retail sales for the twelve months from October I, 1936, to October I, 1937, as $90,540,- ;57, for the state as a whole, and $39,- 61)7,614 for Los Angeles County. Taxable retail sales in Los Angeles County were 44% of state sales. The retail sales tax in this state is devoted exclusively to the financing of public schools, thus relieving taxes on real property to that extent. "C~ JONES ALL-STARS WIN Old-Timers Brought Back to Boyhood Days Diffin's Baby Cubs stuck their chins out Satnrday and were k.o.'d to the count of 2 to O. It was a case of a youngster feeling he was pretty good, and daddy prov- ing to him that he still has things to learn. Defensively the youngsters look good--in fact, as one fan said, "very good indeed". But that oht arm of A1 Fallas' was just a little bit too cun- ning for" the kids of today. AI went the entire route of 9 innings, and this after a lay-off of four years. He turned in the following day's work: Hits al- lowed, d; strike outs, 10; no base on ball and no runs allowed. Not bad, folks, not bad. "Spud" Ryan, late of the Chicago Cubs, did the receiving, and proved also that he can still throw the ball to those bases and not have to carry it there. 'ihe youngsters made three at- tempts to steal, but "Spud" had it there waiting for their arrival. Paul Smith, Nick Marincovich, L Thomas and B. Mullenaux were the heavv hitters. Di~u says a little further instruc- tions to his babies and he will take the same club on again at a later (late. The official score: Jones All-Stars AB R H E F. Clarke, ss .................... 3 1 1 1 J. White, ss, 3b ................ 4 0 0 0 S. Ryan, c ............................ 4 0 1 0 P. Smith, lb ........................ 4 O 2 1 A. Hodgson, rf ................ 4 0 0 0 N. Marincovich, 3b, fl .... 4 1 2 1 L. The:has, cf .................... 4 0 2 0 J. Jones, 2b ........................ 1 0 0 1 A. Pallas, p ........................ 4 0 1 0 35 2 11 4 Avalon High ................ AB R H E A. Lopez, 3b .................... 4 0 1 0 Carson, ss ............................ 3 0 0 0 M. Hernandez, 2b ............ 4 0 0 0 J. Marincovich, If ............ 4 0 0 0 Bernmdez, rf ...................... 2 0 0 0 13. Cervantes, p ................ 3 (/0 0 G. Gibson, c ........................ 1 0 1 1 Le(tesma, lb ...................... 3 0 0 0 Hernandez, cf .................... 3 0 1 0 Kilgour, c ............................. 2 0 0 0 Harrington, rf .................... 0 0 O 0 Lowell, lb ............................ 0 0 0 0 31 0 3 1 o- Miss Ruth Billheimer of South Pas- adena, spent the week-end in Avalon, a~ the guest of Mr. and Mrs, D. M. Renton. BEAUTIFUL TABLEAU GIVEN EASTER MORN Buena Vista Park Scene of Beautlful Se,'vices Depicting Resurrection to Large ,Congregation By Ahna Overholt To the accomt)aninaent of a choir of mocking birds perched in the trees of Buena Vista Park, overlooking Avalon Bay, converted hi( landscape gardeners into a replica of the "Garden of Joseph of Arimathea", the tableau of the Res- urrection was re-enacted as the first rays of the sun unfurled their golden scroll across the blue Pacific to the foot of the Easter Cross on Santa Cat- alina Island. Provision had been made for a ca- pacity congregation, but so large was the attendance that it overflowed down the hillsides and occupied every crag and vantage point. Below, on Avalon Bay, and stretching up the Island coast to the Isthmus, a majestic fleet of yachts rode at anchor as Easter sun- rise services were observed from above deck. With swift fingers, the gohten sun painted the living pictures as the story of the "Christ Is Risen" unfolded and took the hushed assemblage back to that ~rst joyous Easter Morn 2000 years ago. bellowing the responsiv'e reading by Earle Pollok, from St. Luke 24:1-9, came the Prophet's Vision, with Isaiah portrayed by Malcolm Renton. Dr. John Barren Toomay, pastor of the Avalon Community Congregational Church, acted as narrator as each tab- leau followed. Mrs. Toomay portrayed the role of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the sec- ond episode, with Kay Marincovich as Mary Magdalene as they came with the women to the Holy Sepulchre with spices to anoint the body of Christ. As the stone was found roiled back from the Holy Sepulchre, the Angel of the Lord, portrayed by Irene Billet, ap- pearcd to proclaim that the Lord had Risen, and bid them to "weep not". Solos between tableaux were sung by S. E. Carpenter and Ralph M. Hey- wood, with the choir from the Avalon Community Church leading the con- gregation in singing "Christ the Lord lS Risen Today", at the close. The pageant was directed by Pegg~ Wlseman and given under the auspices of the Mary Williams Club. It is planned to make the Easter Sunrise pageant at Santa Catalina Island an annual institution, with selection for the cast an honor to be sought for among residents of Avalon, similar to that in the Passion Play of Oberam- lnergau. "O There is reason for justifiable pride in the fine progress achieved in the training of tomorrow's farmers by such organizations as the 4-H Boys and Girls and the Future Farmers of Am- erica. They are the proving ground for young Americans who are learning by doing; who will reach maturity, not only well equipped by, reason of prac- tical experience and scientific instruc- tion, but who will enter the game of life self-reliant and determined to make good on their own initiative.