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June 18, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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ii! PAGE SIX WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP Published Every Wednesday at AVALON, CALIFORNIA. E. WINDLE, - - Editor and Owner CHAS. H. SMITH Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance). Three Years ............ : .............. Five Dollars (Only When Paid in Advance) One Year .................................... Two Dollars Six Months .................................... One Dollar Three Months....lf ......................... Fifty Cents Single Copies ................................ Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES FISHERS FISHING FISH THE CATALINA ISL The seal dove swiftly under the float. WHITTIER STATE It made one grab and missed. BAND COMING S A couple of young men plunged into ------- ! 'vt the water and in the clear view of Arrangements have bee~~vq those on the pier tried to hold onto the Santa Catalina Island C4'l)iet the tuna while they swam to the sur- have the \Vhittier State S~Mia face That stunt failed. Twice they play concert music at the~i~ rMsed it fifteen or twenty feet, but phitheatre for one week, ~, were unable to bring it up to the top. June 2lst. The boys have ~1~; a~ tieing all winter for this ~ Then Manager Harry Tregarthen of will appear Saturday eve-~i~ ! the local fish market arrivedwith grappling hooks, uniform. ..'~_ The first fight with the big tuna had Superintendent Fred C. Ndl~ R lasted thirty minutes. Then it was that the boys have becrgtl~la alive. We venture to say, however, musicians, and are planning t~~l Display Advertising S0c per Inch, Each that the second struggle was more people of Avalon a reg'alsr~_~v Insertion._ $00 Inches During a Period thrilling to thethree anglers, Bill,program each evening except ~a-' of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Lynn and Mike. A few weeks ago the Whtttl~r~t Llneta 10c per Line, Minimum 2So. Tuna taken to date, 51 School Band visited Avalon tO~l~ll"~: E~as~e~-Clas~ ~arch~--~---~t, The fish weighed 101 pounds and 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif. FULLFILLED-- CONTRACT Lynn Reynolds secured his blue but- Mr. and Mrs. Wrigley, Jr., ~i~t4 Under the Act of March $, 1897. ~ ton from the Tuna Club and the fish Wrigley was so pleased with t~s." The columns of the Islander are openOver a year ago while in New York was turned over to Taxidermist C.B. that he asked Mr. Nelles to po"~ to the general public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Oov- Bill Farnum made a contract. M'r. Par'ker to be mounted, boys to come over one wcek.~l~r0[ ernmen, Ftshing, Hunting and Camping. Amidst the general rejoicing the the formal opening of the sea,taint1 Items of local news interest will be William Farnum is ahvays referred to greatly appreciated, as "Bill" on Catalina Island. The said anglers stepped back on board the his guests. ~th contract was between Bill, as party of Ruth, and later transferred Mr. Rey- --------- 1~ ~!h ANOTHER INDUSTRY t, the first part, and Lynn Reynolds, di- nolds to the cruiser Miss Mixit, where FAMOUS LAST WORDS rector of our fatnous star, Tom Mix, Tom Mix, with Mrs. Mix and Mrs. COMING TO A "His mind lost all its flexibility i as party of the second part. The Reynolds, were waiting to make their He died.''- "[ party ofthe third part was a tuna congratulations. "With Reynolds on By Ch~--~. Smith ..... n has ~/~ weighing more than one hundred board the cruiser andBill on board lne w~se business ma "~t pounds. Like all third party contracts, the Ruth, Mr. Farnum called to Mr. on the future. He endeavors ~ the third party wasn't consulted. Here's Mix: "Well, I made good on the con- repute the needs of has cust~eal~ These be the longest days of the what Bill said: "The first time I meet tract!" , other words, the most succesS~tl~ in Avalon, I'll get you a button And everybody agreed with him. hess men are those who have a ~i~]t fish." of what is to come, and who PI~ The paint-up and clean-up campaign is still going on. Have you done your part ? Next Saturday summer takes the place of spring. But we have to con- sult the calendar to realize it. L~ The stairway leading from St. Cath- erine Way up to Crescent avenue, near Maiden Lane, has been repaired-- much to the convenience of some of our citizens. Avalon has reason to feel proud of Troop One, Boy Scouts of America. Don't forget that they have a benefit entertainment at the Crescent Avenue Pavilion on Friday evening. DON'T LIKE FAKE STORIES Mr. Jacob Poundstone, one of Cat- Mina's old-time anglers, was an Is- ,land visitor for several days last week. Calling at our office to say "Hello," Mr. Poundstotae told~us several old- time fishing storietg and incidentally added: "I've got' to give you credit for publishing a clean and reliable newspaper If there is no news about the fishing you don't say a word about it. There is nothing more aggravaffng to an angler than to read about fish and go there and find that there has not been a big fish caught in several weeks" And, folks, we thanked Mr. Poundstone for "them kinc? words." HIS FIRST TUNA C. W. Herbert of Alhambra, whilst fishing from the Sunbeam last Thurs- day, landed a 92-pound tuna in 32 minntes. Mr. Herbert bad often taken a day at the tuna for several years, but this was his first experience of what that fish can do. The next day, on the same boat, W. N. Larned of Los Angeles also landed his first tuna, 98 pounds. So fierce were the rushes of this tuna that, in one of them the handle was torn off the Vom Hoff reel, and consequently his boatman had to "guide" the line with his fingers. He landed the fish just the same.' There is a lot of mystery in the way Bill Farnum goes out in the little fish- ing boat and brings back tuna--some- times. Some Catalina anglers claim that Bill picks out the sick ones, or semething! Anyway, whenever he does bring in a tuna or swordfish, most of the Avalonites like to take home a chunk for the next meal. But, that's got nothing to do with this story! Bill emphatically denies that he sends his boatman out to feed the fish, because he says: "IL a fish was well fed. it wouldn't be interested in my bait." So, that's that! On Sunday, June 15th, we find the contracting parties here, and all set for the hunt. Mr. Farnum had the Ruth, captained by his old-time boat- man, Sam Goulding. They left the Tuna Club at 8 o'clock. Mike Yack also went with Bill and Lynn, to see that the tuna got a fair shake. It wag 6:30 in the evening before the Ruth pul~ed alongside the pleasure pier wi{h' the familiar tuna flag at its mast head. Bill was elated. Lynn, tired after his fight with the big fish, had a smile which plainly indicated that "as a sportsman he had won the approval of Mike. The three anglers stepped from the fishing launch. On the deck lay "the dead fish. A wonder- ful specimen ! Passing the big tuna from the 'deck of the Ruth to the float, the fish slipped overboard. It slid like a tor- pedo into the clear water forty feet deep. There was profound silence for sev- eral seconds. On the faces of Bill, Lynn and Mike were expressiofis that no camera has ever recorded. It was pathetic ! The crowd on the dock, who were waiting to see the prize brought ashore to be officially weighed, was equally silent and sympathetic. Then someone hollered: "Look out for that seal !" Everyone sprang into activity. Three men jumped into rowboats and with their oars beat on the sur- face of the water. Everybody yelled. PLAN TO LOCATE SCHOOLS OF FISH Commencing Thursday, the Pacific Marine Airways, operating flying boats between San Pedro and Avalon, will fly on schedule time. The boats will leave San Pedro at 10:45 a. m. and 5 p. m., and from Avalon at 12:15 and 5:30 p. m. For the convenience of passengers landing at Avalon, a float has been located near the Standard Oil dock. Mr. E. A. Bacon, general manager for the Pacific Marine Airways, stated that he had purchased the interest in the business, formerly, owned by the Messrs. Curry and Curtis, and that special arrangements had been made with Lieutenant A. C. Burns so that the local "Fly-With-Me" business would be operated in conjunction with that of the cross-channel business. Of special interest to anglers is a plan that will be tried out during the coming month while flying boats are crossing the channel, and while Mr. Burns is making his short "hops" in and out of Avalon bay. The pilots on all the flying boats will carry two colored flags, red and yellow. On each flag-stick will be a cork and lead sinker to balance t~e flag. A red flag means that the pilot of the flying boat saw a school of tuna in the vicinity of the flag. A yellow flag means that there was a broadbill swordfish in that vicinity. Avalon boatmen are requested to pick up the flags and return them to the office of the Pacific Marine Airways at the Casino Building. By this means, Mr. Bacon hopes to give the Catalina anglers valuable in- formation regarding the movements of our game fishes. Almost daily the pilots observe fish while they are crossing to and from the mainland. A system of signals to the Avalon boatmen from the pilots in the flying boats is now being worked out. Wear your Light Tackle Club but- ton. It shows that you are an angler and a sportsman. for it BEFORE it arrives. |~ But why these platitude 't~ ~ because friend B. R. Scott, of ~ ~i Method Laundry, located or~. avenue, in the Hotel Atwater I~ [h~ has had a vision and is living ,~ First he has discarded his 0It ~' steam pressing outfit, and has tt~ in its place the most moderrt r0 i" of its kind--The Hog-man. |' turning out some beautiful wor~ ~. in tag pressing line. t~ Then, up adjoining his h~4; Marilla avenue a little iron ~ ~rete fire-proof' building is goiog~ which will be housed a tl~or~" modern cleaning plant. The De ~ system will be used and the ~s~l ery is being installed by the 'g~' Laundry Machinery Company O~ ~1] An~e~es. ~.~ @hen the plant is completed, ",J~ wiil be ,~bout the first of July'.tt.~ be possible io have' garments cle~! pressed aod delivered the sa0~e~ Xnd they will be clean'clear tlffU,~l for with lhis system the clea~fing'~,j| is sent through the garments ti~7~l again, until it comes away abSO~ clear, imticating that all dirt haS" (| removed. ;g~ Mr. Scott, who has been iti b0St~| in Avalon for many years, doe-~'~| expect this venture to be immea~'~| profitable; but, by putting it ig ~[ he is assured of having the bO'| as the community grows. ] "Patronize home industry." Two more of the Parables Of Jt~ will be discussed by Rev. Lalt~ Watson "at the Community (Cot~ gational) Church next Sunday. A,~ morning service the topic will be, .~t~ New Cloth in the Old Gargt~ while at the evening service the.~ii~ able of the "Tower Builder" )it~'~ the theme. That little brick building over~ wards the bathhouse is to be 0P~ Saturday as a refreshment s'~i~ s eciw Lunches and coffee will be P ~ .... d Chris will be manager, an ..~!~ glad to have you give him a Subscribe now-,$2 per year. t