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at Avalon, Santa Catalina Islafid. California. Avalon's containing the local news of this wonderful Island Publication of the Light Tackle Club, an organization of S~rtsmen. Baseba]l training field for Chicago "Cubs." Avalon: Year round mecca for tOur~Ms and ~raveh'v., Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, bascbM1, ridi:tg, fishm~ hiking, marine ~atdens. Uncxc,.lh,,I acct,m,u.lali,,,,. AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNI~ WEONESDAY, JUNE 3,1931 VOL. XVIII NO. 22 V bAy CEREMONIES auspices Post 137 of Legionfthe memorial '.re Saturday were most Ralph M. master of ceremonies. the parade left the city ctty police and followed the Drum Corps, the Under the direclion (,f members of the City Legion Post School children. Greek Amphitheatre, for the occasion, af the parade joined the audience. Corn- introduced the vari- SUpervised the follow- March, Avalon Band Chaplain E. C. r by School Glee Club of Miss El)iott Carpenter Carpenter Avalon Band of Art Stevens McGinnies Audience Ity,', Avalon Band Honorable Win. for a purpose that dig~fity and ten- is yet wiflaout new bereavement.~ but, One that time has 'rings us h.ere today, :o our soldier dead. to dust, ashes to 3Ssorr~s to blossoms, of nationality, they gave their Without dis- ty, of race, of re- their graves today. lives to a great :e. nation holds their its great throbbing i:tinctionss of rank that m._ the service are as L~eath has given the all. Death recognizes ~traps or chevrons. on the same level. great Memor- we are in the end. we decorate their Come back and live more than I can as once I saw marching--march- when I speak of companions, and words describe I see andthink can only call of my bust- my companions, and of the hill, of my corn- with me. Boys the companions of Page 6, column 2) FIRST AMPHIBIAN PLANE FOR NEW AIR-LINE As if to resent its intrusion, two baldheaded eagles flew high in the "Airport Canyon" last Friday after- noon, when the new Loening amphib- ian six-passenger airplane arrived here fr(,m Chicago piloted by Ira Smalling. The birds swooped up and down the canyon and finally, after the plane had taxied to the runway and on to the turntable they flew back to the interior of the island. The airport is located at what was formerly known as Hanfilton's Beach, adjacent to the Hotel St. Catherine.. On board the plane was Glen I)o- her, the mechanic, and Laurence Rein- ders, official observer. The plane made the trip from Chicago to Ava- lon in 27 hours.and 45 minutes, actual flying time. It arrived at Long Beach early Friday morning. After refueling and taking aboard the General Man- ager, E. R. Moore, the trip was made across the channel. Before landing, the new plane cir- cled Avalon twqce and then, like a swan, gracefully descended to the air- port landing. Within a few feet of the runway, Pilot Smalling dropped the wheels and under its own power the craft came up the runway and on to the turntable. Its passengers im- mediately disembarked and were giv- en a cordial welcome and greeting bY President D. M. Renton, of the Wil- mington-Catalina Airways, Ltd. The new system of landing was quite a "stunt" compared to the days when passengers were transferred to row- boats out in Avalon Bay. The plane's ~egistered number is NC9772. Official Observer Reinders stated that thev left Chicago at 10:35 TUes- day, and" after 6 hours and 40 nfinntes flight, had reached Oklahoma City. Wednesday, after ten hours of flight, found the aviators in E1 I'aso, and Thursday, after 8 hours and 15 min- utes flight, they arrived at the San Diego Airport. From San Diego to Long Beach was just a little ov'er an hour's run, then Manager Moore boarded the plane. When the Wihnington-Catalina Air Line terminal is completed it wlll be the finest and most unique air termi- nal in the world. Already a nmnber of prominent aviators have visited Av- alon to examine the unique system that has been adopted by Manager E. R. Moore and his associates. Mr. P. K. Wrigley annonnced last week that he will send two additional planes as soon as they can be groom- ed and made ready for the long trip to the Pacific coast. The hangar at the airport terminal is large enough to house four six-passenger amphibi- ans. --:O;~ Miss Virginia Warrick, daughter of Mrs. Hazel Warrick, and granddaugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Jmnes, left Avalon on Wednesday morning of last week, enroute to New York City. Soon after arrival in that city she expects to be married to Lieut. Cecil Fane, U. S.. Navy, who is now stationed on the "Tarbell," in Atlantic Coast waters. The lieutenant was on this coast until the fleet went to the Panama Canal Zone for practice ma- neuvres, after which his vessel was sent through the canal to the Atlantic. CATALINA ISLAND SCHOOL FOR. BOYS PARENTS' DAY By Charles A. Haskins On Saturday, the Catalina Island School for Boys held its annual Par- cuts" 1)ay. Upon this (lay the school holds open house to the parents and friends of the boys at the school. Saturday seventy-eight guests of the school came over on the "Catalina," and, having had an excellent luncheon at the St. Catherine Hotel, came up to the school on the "Betty O" at 2:30 o'clock. Soon after their arrival the parents assembled in the school's beautifnl lower patio, where they were enter- rained bv Boy Scout demonstrations. The first- event on the program was a first aid exhibition. A "victim" was selected, and some of the boys showed how to tie a tourui.quet and prepare a conffortable stretcher in a few sec- (rods.. Then followed a signalling demonstration, in which a message was signalled from the patio to a neighboring hill, where a boy received it and reported the message letter perfect. Next some prize campers demonstrated how to put up tents and make beds, a knowledge which is nec- essary to every boy in the school on the numerous camping trips the boys take over the island in the course of the year. The exhibit was finished by the entire troop constructing a bridge -ut of seven-foot poles and ropes. Each boy had one pole and one rope, and out of these each patrol con- structed a tripod, which, when put to- gether in a line, formed a bridge cap- able of holding several persons. The troop had recently done this in Ava- lon -,t a Court of Honor. Aft-r these demonstrations had been shown, tea was served to the entire assemblage, an(t the guests sl)ent the remainder of the afternoon until 5 o'clock being shown over the school, visilintz the patrol shacks built on the near-bv hills, and looking" over labor- atory and classroom exhibits. At 5 o'clock occurred the "father-and-son" baseball game--