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June 4, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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June 4, 1924

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II tray had hlnch on board the J'~ ]] atl,~lt." Refreshed they comluenced the 81tl - ' r le~[ [[ ly a g Operatmns again. \ ery qmck- / II % "Other chool ot fish were located. II ha~went the kite Zowie~ The tuna 76| ]l 0~;~t~0 halt, The second scrap was II Saia Very quickly, Caltain Tad Grav uie's:,,"Didn't last more than ten min- O' he replied, when questioned " ta~;n )Iay 28th Mr. Adams did not ra- a fish, although he trolled for al- ~t eight hours. n the 29th two more fell victims to. his skill weighing 106 and 111 vUUads T'' ..... ~k. hue, in both instances, less thirty minutes. -,,,ill thi On the 30th Mr. Adams made his eatth u-- to six fish, 93 and 123 l%Uqds' v 0uts,,,,~eA ,.. go to press Mr. Adams is he hnl,Unting,,, but so far to his credit o,,~ as Chalked up five tuna weighing er t ,,u Pounds each The 123-pound- V~ereussled for 35 minutes. All the fish ?.4.tL urought to gaff on the regular ie~.uread line and another interesting ~ttlre f ' . . . six t" or consideratmn ts that the "S~u~.a, Were landedon the same used~n~:a Brand" line that Mr. Adams Sea,onr taking his first catch of the L R(IEST A SINCE 1921 L'*I eD SUNDAY, 172 LBS. Ann-.Mr. E. M. Seifert, Jr., of the gt~e.ertean Fruit Growers Los Angeles, ab'tthe honor of havi'ng brought to l)udl~ne largest tuna since the Howard 3,, Y fish of 198 pounds in 1921 h0~tr~ Seifret and two friends were on re~:ea the Mabel F., with Major Law- take~ )[ott, when the great fish was ~ast Sunda fe~t S~eaking of Ythe battle, Mr. Sei- ~0~t~axct: "Believe me, that was the stack awful struggle that I have ever alon~etl up against! We were fishing -g~,with nothing doing, when sud- den Page 5 Column 2) ~'t belteg~ l'v~ ~ot &mertc~. I ~ar & per~xtent ~ewlng 8o, mld:' AVALON SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CALIFORNIA June 2nd, 1924. The big tuna are here, thirteen having been taken to date, nine of which were over the 100 pound mark. To that veteran angler, Harry W. Adams, goes the honor of having taken the first of the season. On May 27th he brought in two tuna, each 108 pounds. Since then he has four more to his credit. The largest fish to date, 172 pounds. Every indication points to a banner season and it looks like a wonderful opportunity for associate members to qualify. Cordially yours, RAY THOMAS, President. The Camp Fire Girls held their weekly meeting on Friday of last week, and judging by the hilarity ooz- ing from the roont, there was fun go- ing on. Most of the evening was spent making candy, which was sold Satur- day, and was a success financially, also we wish to thank Mr. McKelvey, who so kindly allowed us to stand near his place of business, and also the other !trustees for their perinission, and the l generosity of Camp Fire friemls in i their ready purchase, that helped to make our profits so noticeable. Subscribe now--- per year. partment last week, all but two of the cottages had been sold, and it is quite probable that by the time you read these lines that those also will have been disposed of. It may interest some to know who's who in this new residential section, which every summer for years passed has been the location of a portion of the "tent city"--now a thing of the past in Avalon. Well, here are their names : Frank Johnson, manager of the For- esters Inn, took the lot next to the Foresters park opposite the Inn. He has given his house the title "Biltmore Jr.," and has for his first tennant no less a personage than John D. Rock- Riddle, Avalon representative of the Stamtard Oil Co., who has taken a lease of the preniises, and together with his family has already moved in. Albert Conrad, head gardner for Mr. William Wrigley, Jr., and the Santa Catalina Island Company, has bought two of the bungalows, adjoining each I other. F. J. Hobbs, of the St. Catherine orchestra, is the h~ppy owner of one of these choice houses. W. B. Cullen, of the firm of Mel- bourne & Cullen, painters and decora- tors, has taken one, and soon will be donficiled there with his wife. One morning last week, with a brisk George A. Gartman, mechanic at the breeze from the east, there was Santa Catalin;~ Island Company's gar- heavy bank of fog hanging high out age, is another buyer. over the channel. Here and there, Elizabeth R. Commons of Los Ange- however there were rifts in the fog les has chosen one of the bungalows bank, through which the sun shone down upon the placid surface of the sea, creating islands of shiinmering sil- ver on the otherwise dull gray waters. And these islands were constantly changing position, disappearing and re- appearing as the fog clouds disolved or becanle more dense. It was a fac- inating scene, not soon to be forgotten. Watch the world come to Catalina. for her Catalina home. L. R. Whitney is another buyer. He also is a member of the Hotel St. ;Catherine orchestra. Jesse Franklin, the accomplished lea- der of the orchestra at the Hotel St. Caterine, counts himself fortunate in ;becoming the owner of one of these new homes. With so many musicians (Continued on Page 7, Column 3) II