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PAGV SIX THE CATALINA Published Every Wednesday at WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON, CALIFORNIA. ERNEST WINDLE, .Editor and Owner CHAS. If. SMITH - - Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance). Three Years ....................... Five Doilael (Only When Paid in Advance). One Year ................................... Two Dollars Six Months .................................... One Dollar Three Months ............................... Fifty Cents Single Copies ............................. Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising $0c per Inch, Each Insertion... 500 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March $1, 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act o| March 3, 1597. The columns of the Islander are open to the general public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Gov- ernmen. Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. Don't forget--this is a good time to clean up and paint up. THE CATALINA IILANDIrR Reports from the mainland indicatt. that many trout anglers caught the limit (l(I pounds and otic fish) at an early hour on Saturday. May 1st. THE[ CATALIN~, IRLANO[R On Friday the citizens of Los An- geles voted in favor of a union sta- tion in the Plaza district in that city, an increase in the pay of police and firemeu, in favor of Sunday dancing at Venice, favoring a twenty-eight- story City Hall, voted a $1,900,000 viaduct bond issue, and recorded themselves in favor of uniting Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors. TH~ CATALINA IILAN~IR Every owner of an automobile in Avalon shouht be sufficiently interest- ed in the matter to read Ordinance No. 166, adopted by the Board o~ Trustees of the City of Avalon April 26. It regulates traffic upon the pub- lic streets and alleys of the city, and provides penalties for the violation thereof. Its faithful observance by' every driver will help to keep the streets safe for travel both by pedeS- trians and vehicles. THe" CATALINA laLANOZR The replica of the old frigate Con- stitution, built for use in the filming of "Old Ironsides" at the Isthmus, sailed from Los'Angeles Harbor on Saturday, en route to Catalina. As the vessel passed out of the harbor a salute of seven guns was fired as it passed the Pacific Fleet, and the sailor boys on the several vessels cheered the vessel. Arriving, at Cata- lina Harbor the Constitution joined twenty other fighting craft, all of which are now preparing for the great scene illustrating the "Battle of Tri- poli," one of the great scenes in "Old Ironsides." THw CATALINA ISLANOER To keep pace with local demands the Catalina Branch of the Pacific Southwest Trust and Savings Bank is to make several improvements in its quarters at the corner of Crescent and Claressa avenues. The most import- ant, probably, is the installation of a safety deposit vault, with a capacity for 800 boxes, which will fill a want long felt by both business men and private citizens. Then the business floor of the bank is to be entirely altered. The banking quarters and the public lobby will practically be re- versed. The local management has in view the better accommodation of the continually growing number of pa- trons of the bank. THE MISSION PLAY Friday, May 7th, the Mission Play will have reached its 2500th perform- ance, a fact which strikingly iIlnstrates that this dramatic pageant drama of early California history is one of the outstanding theatrical attractions of the world. Other stage productions there are which have had longer con- tinuous runs; but none has approached this dramatic creation by John Ste- yen McGroarty in actual nnntber of presentations given over a single per- iod of years, with the possible excep- tion of the Passion Play of Oberam- mergau, a heritage of the centttries. The Y, lission Play has been present- ed annually since April .>6. 1912. with seasons ranging from seven to forty- four weeks. OU May seventh, the ad- vent of its 25(t0 I,erformance the Mis- sion Play will be in the thirteenth week of its fifteenth year in its own playhouse at San Gabriel. It has been seen by 2,500,00~) persons, or nearly twice the population of L~,s Angeles, and has earned more than $2,000,(X~J, or full?- as nmeh as a certain iew spec- tacular mc, tion picture productions which have had world-wide distribu- tion. The Mission Play has an attraction for the beholder which is unique, a something which lures one back again and again to see, an undefinable some- thing very nmeh as one likes to hear a good sernlotl over and o~er. The Mission Play is a play which never seems to grow old, and Californians pride themselves on records attained for the number of times they have seen the portrayal of the historic pa- geant of the state An example of this pride is Rev. Thomas P. Swift, rector of the St. John's Episcopal Church of \gihnington, who during the past fifteen years up until this week has witnessed the play forty-five times. He hopes to nmke a record of having attended fifty times on the anniver- sary of the 2500 performance, so will have to see the play five more times during the coming week. However. aside from personal pride in being a true Californian, and thoroughly fa- miliar with the history of the state, the history of the Mission Play itself is absorbing. It has been a story of struggles and vicissitudes, threatening tides of financial disaster, especially in the earlier years, and the very fact of its survival and attainment of such a stupendous record of 2500 perform- anees proves the greatness of the play. Small wonder "that the Mission Play ha, s become an institution in which every native son and daughter takes a personal pride. TH~ CATALINA IStLANOER Congressman Walter Lineberger wilt speak at 7:45 Saturday evening over our local radio, KFVO. His subject will be "The League of Na- tions Court and Why I am Opposed to Our Entry Into It." As this is Congressman Lineberger's initial speech for the present political cam- paign, the people of Avalon and Major Mott of KFWO feel quite proud to have the honor of presenting to the Radio Fans "our Congressman, Walter Lineberger." THs" CATALINA |eLA[qIOm'R Lad, or lassie, drop a line to mother --so that she will receive it by next Sunday, "Mother'.; Day." THIr CATALINA laLANDgR Read the new ads this week. They will interest you. THE CATALINA ISl-ANOER Watch the world come to Catalina. BOY SCOUT NOTES The headquarters of Pasadena Dis- trict Council, Boy Scouts of America. of which Avalon is a part, has been moved to 36 North Mareugo evenue, Pasadena. The Scout Leaders .Association will meet at Camp Htmtington May 9th. The Training School to be hehl May 8th and 9th shouhl be attended by all Scoutntastcrs, Assistant-.Scout- masters and T;'ool) Committeemen--if possible. An outdoor contest will be heht at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, May 22rid. Catalina Summer Camp dates have been fixed as follows : First camp, June 24-July 3; second. July 5-July 14: third, July 13-July 24; fourth, July 26-August 4; fifth. August 5-August 14, sixth, August 16-Angust 25. The advance party will leave l'asa- dena June 15, with the following per- sonnel: T. H. Trask, H. B. Robison, Carl Sliller, Billy Scott, Lionel Bag- nard, Charles Hutchinson, Francis Fox. Alan Gibson, Vernon Wood, John \Vieting Maurice Enuninger, Lloyd Stearns, Chef Holland and h~s assist- :int. THs~ CATALINA ISLANOER STRAND THEATRE Tonight a feminine Paul Revere will give warning of something which at times is even more disastrous than war--a great flood--"The Johnstown Flood." Tomorrow night you can, laugh over a ttat, a flivver, a fight, a fanfily and a fortune--in "The First Year." On Friday evening you may go to see "Irene"--as interpreted by Colleen Moore, and sure you'll like her. On Saturday you will laugh at Haroht Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston in "For Heaven's Sake." Sunday evening you may see another of Zane Grey's great books as portrayed on the scren--"The Vanishing American," with Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, Noah Beery and Malcolm McGregor in the leading roles. Monday eveuing, May 10, "Secret Orders" will reveal some of the experiences of a woman during war time. Tuesday, May 11, yon may see '"].'he Man Upstairs"--who imag- ined he had committed a murder. Then, on Wednesday of next week 'you can look at "The Untamed Lady" ---in the person of Gloria Swanson. THE CATALINA ISLANOrR. MOTHERS' DAY SERVICE "Mothers' Day" will be fittingly ob- served at the service at 10:30 A. SL next Sunday" at the Community Church. The pastor will preach a ser- mon appropriate to the occasion, and Mrs. Greene's Sunday School girls will pin a buttonhole boquet on each one attending the service. Everyone is in- vited to honor his or her mother by being present on this occasion. The church bulletin will reflect the spirit of the day and may be carried home as a souvenir. THI[ CATALINA laLANDIR Mrs. Hattie L. Hawver of Los An- geles has been occupying her Metro- pole avenue cottage this week. She has just returned from a trip around the world, which occupied eighteeu mouths, and states that she enjoyed every moment. Among the noted points she visited in Egypt was King Tut's tomb, where she saw that an- cient monarch iu his golden sarcopha- gus. She has as house guest Mrs. J. C. Elliof of Los Angeies, wife of the well known lecturer on health topics. Seven yachts started Los Angeles Harbor for annualsailing race around Island. the distance being matelysixty-seven miles. included the Scaramouche, Charles L. Reynohls; the owned by Don Avers Whiffen; the Sinbad, las Radford; the Ocean ~'~' Armstrong; Jubilo, J. T. Viola Ruth, E. R. Clayton, nerva, Loughton Charles. The race was won by the which covered the distance 10 minutes and 42 seconds. amouche was second, all nfinntes later. The Minerva and Sitibad fourth. Four not finished Sunday evenitag' THE CATALINA ISLANOtS MUSICAL F A musical program music chairInan Arthur T, will take place of the the service at 7:00 P. M. day ~t the Connnunity pastor will have to leave on noon boat in order to nual meeting of the Sonthertl nia Congregational begins Monday morning i~ The pastor's mother, Mrs. ] Watson, will preside at All are invited. Among the numbers will the Apollo Quartette son, Carver, Heywood and a duet by Sirs. McGarry and Ellington, and a trio by Miss Mead and Miss SOCIAl. AND PEBBLY BEACH Pebbly Beach is surely spot for a picnic, as was the jolly crowd that spertt afternoon there. Games o~ strenuous kinds, (as those will bear witness) filled the fore the magic word "Eats" and then, did that crowd selves? Well, ask them. Those enjoying the Mr. and Mrs. A. Mills, Mr. Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. and Mrs. Virgil Hoover, Mr.i A. T. Stevens, Sir. and Sirs. Mr. and Mrs. A. Powell, Mr. H Kaufman, Sir. and Mrs. ington, Mr. and Sirs. Louis Mr. and Mrs. Galbraith, Mr berry, the Misses Angle Meade, Louise Newberry, Ir ver, Kathleen Hoover, McGarry, Sicssrs. Dorn, wood, Davies and Engler, little tots. IOCl Al- ANn Come to Catalina for your life. Good in you choose to take it.