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May 11, 1944

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|1, i -.H0! aave ! Weekly at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California. Avalon's newspaper, containing the local news of this wonderful island A~t~. Year round metzca for tourists and travelers. Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, riding, fishing~ Baseball training field for the Chicago "Cubs". hiking, marine gardens. Unexcelled accommodations. s~~Ts---~t AVALON. SAN C TA CATALINA ISLAND. CALIFORNIA THURSDAY. MAY I!. 1944 VOLUME XXXl NO. 20 LhelI~I~'i'~I~NC'La"~ HAS LONG OSCAR HAUGE OPPOSES --" : ----- Edd!l~e,~ ~n,~ .(: AI Bombard, Mayor. ,n e ~.rnany ltil 11:30 p. m. clue to ~th ~t~ngmatters brought before the Alfred MeCarte request- property owners be null- Weeds and grass from this time and that May be designated as Cleanup that the City trash truck grass and weeds deposit- .during this period. so requested that the allocated to the De-- overhaul and repair ~ment. This request was Council, the Fire Chief -Manager, Lester vey Departmen~ and (It- to be overhauled read front the Ava- asking that the steps to have weeds Cemetery. This e matter that should have :e attention of every citi- and one that annually COuncil. try does not belong to the and therefor the City the laws of the State e Public moneys upon becomes the prob- as a whole and why this cannot be collected by the committee at the time An amount set care of the local Ceme- lnents for the work y Conmfittee. ae action on this matter ssible. reported to the Coun- talked ~o Suvervisor need for County as- -'ach Life Guard service, hseason, and that the ad been placed into by Mr. Hauge. reported that he is State Fish and Game removing surplus Was adjourned to 8:30 1944. EXTRA BOND .IARY meeting of Catalina Xmerican Legion Aux- nesday evening, May g officers were elect- 1944-5 : etty Wegmann Doris Taylor iarjorie Taylor Heywood ay Stamford s. Rosina Maxwell. s year, is planning its efforts toward and all mere- to appear at the urch Social Hall iening or Wednesday st with the rolling of lend a hand to your d oss. OUR DEMOCRACY A SALUTE TO OUR MOTHERS MAY t4,1944. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE CENTER OF OUR. LOVE, OUl~ EXAMPLE OFALL "THAT IS GOOD~ THE SYMBOL OF OUR; FAMILY LIFE,- TIlE STRENGTH OF OUR. DEMOCRACY. W'E 'THANK YOU FOR. THESE THINGS AND FOR ALL THE EXTRA EFFORTS YOU AR E PUTTING FORTH TO HELP IN PRESEP-.VING OUR. DEMOCP ACY. THESE ARE OUR JEWELS! The approacla of the wafts third ),lo:her's Ilay brings back to us a lev.c.nd we first rea.d in a dog-eared history book durTng our schooldays. Intervening y e a r s have somewhat dimmed its details for us, but not its n3e:,ning'. Many centuries ago, when the citi- zens of Rome were catled upon to lend their wealth and precious gem~ to the support of their warring government, the m~qher of !he Gracchus family-- a family that was to become great in Roman history--called he:- s'.rapping sons to her s;de and gave them into the service of their country with the words, "~These are my jewels!" It .is a coincidence of war and his- tory that American boys are fighting now in the same land where the moth- er of the Gracchi spoke for all moth- ers of soldiers For the mothers of America have also given their "jewels" --stalwart "young fighting men--gems wilh the strength of granite. But what about Mother herself ? Does she not have her own gemlike qualities? Is she not, to every moth- er's son of us, as constgnt as dia- m~md, as matchless a perfect pearls? For many years, from her sons and daughters, she has been receiving Mother's Day cards that prmse her enduring virgues, bht certhinly this year such sentiments speak of lo.ve grown even deeper through another year oI war, and thus another year of separation from her own. We think of the millions of a, merican Mothers who go determinedly about their self- assigned job of making happy homes, and pretending that Johnny's room and Mary's room are not empty for the duration. It seems to us that every delicate flowered Mo.*her's Day greeting card, with its tribute to Mother's steadfast love, says in ef- fect, what all of us believe--that Moth- er is also a jewel, set in a 22 karat heart. SPECIAL INTERESTS Re-election of Oscar Hauge by a- substantial majority to the County Board of Supervisors as the represent- ative from this, the Four:h District, is predicted by his SUpl,orters as the May 16th primaries draw near. Supervisor Hauge's fight for th," small home owner against the dictates of downtown Los Angeles special in- terests have won for him widespread support of thousands of taxpayers. "]'his fight reached its climax in the de- feat of the attempt of the Hearst in-- teres'.s to foist on the County, shoreline property unfit for recreation pnrposes- es and at a price beyond its value. This gained for Supervisor Hauge the enmity of these interests now oppos- ing his re-election, but won him the support of the small taxpayer who, would have been forced to foot the bill had this land been unloaded on the County government. Supervisor Hauge is seeking re- election on a platform calling for econ- omy, better service to taxpayers through decentralization of County government functions, procuremont of desirable beach frontage for use of all citizens and a further reduction in the tax rate. He has been largely re- sponsible for five successive reduct- ions in the County tax rate in the last five years, Decided benefits to Fourth aDist.riet citizens are seen in Supervisor Hauge's, decentralization plan as it will bring functions of .County government near- er to them, thus elinfinating long and costly trips to the present seat of government. This program has been, given wide acclaim. Supervisor Hauge has been responsi- ble during his term in office in bring- ing about a fair allocation of gas tax funds to cities on a population and street milage hasis, tbe savings of thousands of dollars in lax funds fornlerly spent for fire insurence prem- irons, rehabilitation of tax delinquent prol)erly in the Fourth District total- " ing millions of dollars in vahie, a pro- gram of fair treatment to the aged and a sound business administration generally in County government. BuY AN EXTRA BOND TAX ASSESSORS HERE -',Iessers H. W. Tucker, Frank Hoover and Roy Brissendon, repre- sentatives from the Los Angeles County Assessor's office arrived in Avalon Tuesday for :heir annual visit. The assessors state that they expect ~o complete the work in ten days. All property owners who wish to see any of the representatives personally may do so by appointment, and by phoning the Hotel Glenmore, telephone Avalon 17. --BUY WAR BONDS KINDERGARTEN REMINDER As per last week's instructions ia The Islander, please contact the school. telephone 440 or Mrs. Humphries, tel- ephone 629 if you are interested in Kindergarten for your child next year. It is imperative that you contact us immediately so that we may start the petition to secure sufficient names. ---ON TO VICTOllY~---. Otrr Adlet Column bell~s. Try it.