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June 11, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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June 11, 1924

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SANTA CATALINA ISLAND: IN ALL THE WORLD NO TRIP LIKE THIS! Veekly at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California. Avalon's containing the local news of this wonderful Island of the Light Tackle Club, an organization sportsmen. Baseball training field for Chicago "Cubs." Avalon: Year-round mecca for tourists and travelers, Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, riding, fishing, walking, marine gardens. Unexcelled accommodations. CENTs AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND. CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 1.1924. VOL. XI. NO. 22 l)0Nq" WASTE GOOD WATER ASKs MANAGER RENTON of gal'lons of soft Middle Water have been WASTEI) the past week. From sun up down streams of water fronl en hose have been permitted to ~}Own the gutters. Wasted ! htlessly wasted[ One man per- Water to run through his gar- all night. With a water on his property, it is a question Whether that same man would abath--and pay for the water thout a nickle cost to the tax- of Avalon, Mr. Wrigley has a system to pump domestic Middle Ranch. us all conserve this water as as possible. left to run over the surface the roads, which, with the pas- automobiles, are soon full of holes." following letter was received last from Mr. D. M. Renton of the Catalina Island Company: kindly publish in your next Islander an appeal to the to eliminate waste in water. ~Ough we have succeeded in a very good volume of water natural sources near Middle 'et, in view of the necessity "of ,one work. on one of until next fall, the lities are not adequate to enOUgh water tO permit of its ithout at least reasonable econ- owners and tenants should SUre that there are no their plumbing fixtures, hy- etc., and should be g as possible in using the garden purposes. No sprink- be peranitted until seven m. This is a rule rigidly en- other cities, such as Pasa- many others in Southern .and if every one will do m helping us )ply during tt~e conserWe,summer 172-Pound Bluefin Tuna, Largest Since 1910. Taken by E. M. Siefert, Jr., with Major Mott, from the Mable F. on June Ist. GIVE US ALL THE NEWS AVALON SCOUT TROOP MAKE GOOD SHOWING First place in signalling was award- ed to Troop 1 of Avalon, Boy Scouts of America, at the tournament of Pas- adena District Council held at the Rose Bowl Saturday afternoon. Theo- (lore Sierks was receiver and Malcohn Renton recorder. Third place was awarded Avalon in bugling -- John Shields acting as bugler. A high per- centage also was made in inspection. Troop 1 of Avalon, eleven out of will be taxed to its ut- twenty, all in full uniform, assembled that there will be no causeI at the pier Friday afternoon and as to our ability to! marched on the boat for the great of this excellent water ., . ,, , scout event to take place at Pasadena art domestic purposes.I Rose Bowl Saturday. Tickets for the Arrange.__"'---- Scouts were furnished by D. M. Ren- ~%efi, ~' ments are being made for a ton through the courtesy of the Santa g~ " entertaim lon ' " an/an At Wd Y 8- nent for the Ava Catalma Island Co I Y. - %n~ ~OUts, t h, ,,; ..... ~ eho ('~orain ~ton Scouts Arthur Goulding '~ av O ..,. t:, .............. S- g , lb._ enu, r, ..... ('lenHoover William Daley and "g j "- ravulon on rrmay even- , .' i b-' ttne -, .... q heodoreSlerks rode w th John ~erll ~uttt The feature ot the ' vrol t whil 'n~I .... ' Shields in the latter s Che e, 'e Wt~rth ~111 be the readings by Wads- the remainder of the troop took the reade, arris of Boston a dramatic street car with Scoutmaster Benjamin th,_." and i .... ' . .... Robison All arrived at Los Rubles "rlt - mpersonator ot uecloeu ., , " . . -.e ~ ~. t%..'5,'Ir Ha ..... veroes, tne oeannlm estate oi Mr. HV rrlsnas traveleaex v- . ely~.~ . - Robison at La Crescenta, at about 8:30 a,rlous -a,u given entertainments in o'clock. The Scouts prepared their ae~tial, parts of the world. His ere- supper and immediately "hit the hay," l~ers-' Speak ver,~ hi-~h~ ~,~ him both under the starry heavens, as soon as ~tlr-uaMIy and --a t,,.,J ,-, . ' ., taps were sounded. ,. e a -, a~ an entertainer, l~e n .,, - , , , ,, , , . riO,. IIU res ..... v ..,... ~ .. l~evllle at D O ClOCKcalicothe Boys ~-veJune zom iorme ~eouto ~ ~ to breakfast. Then there followed a oenent, short hike over the hills and practice "'------ for the coining events of the afternoon the world come to Catalina. (Continued on Page 2, Column 1) Cheerfully we snbmit the following from the pen of Dean Lyle M. Spen- cer of the school of journalism of Washington University : "Few people in the average city ap- preciate the value of a newspaper to a town. Like ttowers, they are appre- ciated most by those who do not have them. Like mothers, they are wanted most when they are gone. "Most people look on a newspaper as the business of a single individual. If it thrives, that is the owner's or the editor's business. If it fails, that also is the owner's or the editor's business. As a matter of fact, the success or fail- ure of a newspaper is a matter of grave concern to an entire town. "Newspapers are the best advertise- merit a city has in the outside world. Other cities judge a town by the kind of newspaper it has. If it is supported well, given the news and the advertis- ing patronage it ought to have, it thrives and is able to present an ap- pearance of prosperity for the town to the outside world. If it does not thrive, outsiders are inclined to look on the town as undesirable to live in, and so move on to other cities. "If some of us appreciated more fully the value of our newspapers, we would make greater effort to see that they get the news and advertising and so become successful. Modern society cannot get along without newspapers any more than it can without schools and churches." WHISPERING ROCK AT PEBBLY BEACH By Chas. H. Smith With the completion of the board walk and the surf line road to Pebbly |leach, more interest is being taken in that part of the Island. The walk over and back can easily be made in an hour, and the increasing number of ~edestrians shows that they appre- ciate the new walk. During the past week poles have been put in for elec- tric lights, which will be strung the entire distance--making it a part of the fairy-land-like water front adjacent to Avalon bay. Whispering Rock When yon go to Pebbly Beach be sure to enjoy a short stay at the "Whispering Rocks," about 150 feet be- yond the present end of the walk. There yon will hear what at first appears like the rustling of leaves in a strong breeze, or the rippling of water in a brook having a steep fall. When passing the spot at various times (lur- ing" the several years we have lived on Catalina, we wondered why there always seemed to be a breeze up on the hilt there, while elsewhere the air was absolutely quiet. Thinking that it was perhaps due to the configuration of the cliff, which produced a draft there, we dismissed the matter. The other morning, however, when the air was still, the sound coming from the cliff was so pronounced, and there was no movement visible among the leaves of the small trees above the rocks, we stood quietly in the road, endeavoring to solve the cause of the rustling. On the ocean beach between fifty and one hundred feet distant, gentle ripples could at times be heard as little wave- lets expired on the pebbly slopes. Pres- ently we noted that the slight rippling of the waves was echoed from the great cliff, with a sound even greater than that of the wavelets themselves-- as though the great rocks were an am- 3lifier. So they are, as we think you will discover if you take the trouble to investigate a little. "Whispering Rocks" wonld appear to be an appro- priate name for the great grey cliff. Grading For Tent City A little beyond "Whispering Rocks" the Santa Catalina Island Company's steam shovel is now busily engaged dumping rocks and earth into great power trucks, which in turn are de- posi.ting the same in the low land lying between Pebbly Beach and the hills, preparatory to the laying out thereon of a great tent city. It is anticipated that the tents will be ready to accom- modate the overttow fronl Avalon this sumnler. In Years Agone On the sloping hillside back of the new tent citv may be seen several ter- races. Seeing the1n carries the memory back nearly twenty years, to the time when the Banning (2olnpany laid out a baseball park there. The terraces took the place of a grandstand Baseball fans who (lid not care to tramp the dusty road were taken to the games on the glass-bottomed row boats, and in launches, from which they were /anded on the beach by skiffs. Barbecues also were held there. The first time the writer went to Peb- bly Beach was before the roads were (Continued on Page 12, Column 4)