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June 25, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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A ISLANDER No Matter Where Wherever you plata to go the Southern Pacific or its connections can probably take you. Communicate with any Southern Pacific Agent for complete information, given prompt- ly and courteously. And Southern Pacific transportation costs less than any other form which is comparab!e in convenience and comfort. O S. McGINNIS, ASSISTANT TRAFFIC MANAGER [:~:rb:)~ __gos___An_.geles, C.__. alifornia. it. "se v ,ur jt :1~ ,lent in |'1. Ys S CRETa-Ry-aBBOTT You know what is needed." Use your judgment in the matter. Secretary-treasurer of the Yacht Club has in- e Catalina Islander that he ragged, almost, by mere- Presents to the club. He us that Charles R. Ram- e'president and owner of Rameses, has present- thing needled by the club room, and that is a barometer and ther- st quality and compensat- the two instruments be- an inlaid mahogany inches high by eleven With pediment top of an- eight inch dial. Mr, member also of the New- and California Yacht clubs, ;ca-going bunch called the is, and is anxious to qual- ~ership in the Tuna Club; at the worthy secretary have to step some and out with other kinds of three-piece ones. But he Yet. Let us hope he that Mr. Ramsey is a very beautiful one aPPreciated. another charter mem- "How about a Chelsea the clubhouse ? Has ~.head of me on that? If Orte and send the bill to As no one had got member, the secretary I ~ shall I pay for this l r:% hu- .1%_. y a ~l~h" ~rt Sizeelockr~, that will be appro- for the big room in the ~s~. I shall limit on not put a \Vhen we asked who this generous giver was, we were informed that he was a well-known popular sportsman- angler, and that his ~,ame was W. A. Van Brunt, owner of that handsome and comfortable cruiser Ida M.; that he was a member of the Tuna Club; that lie resided in Los Angeles, but was really at home on the broad Pa- cific fishing for tuna. To cap the elima, along comes that genial, hail-fellow, well-met, Ben R. Meyer, also a charter member of the club, owner of the fast express cruiser Ethel A., that can run over to Avalon from the mainland in record time, who asked Mr. Abbott to drop in and see him in Los Angeles, as he had a little present to talk over with him that nlight be suitable for the new clubhouse. "Will I call?" said Abbott. "Well, rather, for I know the club will re- ceive something choice. Mr. Meyer is a member of the Tuna Club, an en- thusiastic angler and yachtman, and an all-round good sport." Can you now see that the secretary is run ragged, almost ? The Catalina Islander every week, fifty-two times during the year, is boosting Catalina Island. The results of this continuous publicity are of ma- terial benefit to every merchant, busi- ness and professional man, as well as every worker, residing in Avalon. Mr. Business Man, how many weeks dur- ing the year do you return the comp- liment ? Renew your subscription to The Catalina Islander, $2 per year. Magazines, newspapers, candies, etc., at WINDLE'S NEWS STAND. WHO IS WHO IN AVALON? By "Nick" HUGO ASPLUND [lu~o Asphmd was born in Sweeden, of S~eedish parents, in the year 1848. and he is now 77 vears of age. ;\t the age of 12, he ran away from home, shipped on a sea-going vessel, and continued as a deep sea sailor un- til l&'~. Fie has shipped before the mast on full rigged, ships, brigs, barks and barkentines, and knows , the rigging and working of them all from A to Z. He has visited most all the impor- tant sea ports and seen a good por- tion of the worhl. He has resi:te:l on Catalina Island for thirty-nine years, and his occupation has been that of boatman and fisherman. He came here in search of relief from rhemnatism, and for years he used crutches as an aid to move about. He tried most all the hot springs in the country, but got no relief. After six years on the Island he discarded the crutches, and has only had one light attack since. At that time the lsland was owned by Mr. Shatto, who later sold to the B'annin g Company. Mr. Asplund is one of the oktest boatmen on the Island. and has the distinction of acting as boatman for Mr. McFarland, Hugh McVale and at friend of Los Angeles, who were the first anglers to use rod and reel in fishing for the gay and festive yellow- tail. which were here in great nun> bers at that time. Hugo claims to be the inventor of Ihc glass-bottomed boats. He first used a piece of glass 12x14 inches, which covered a hole cut in the bot- tom of a large rowboat. Later a man by the name of Faggie added another giass, alld applied for a patent, which was denied, because, should the glass break, the boat wouht fill with water. I,ater the glasses were set in wells, as they are today; but no patent was appliet for. Hugo, when younger, and had some nloney, was very generotls to those who were down and out, and helped many that I know of. He is a great lover of little children and animals, and no (tog or cat goes hungry if he knows it. He often buys meat, and never forgets to take the bones to feed some dog or cat. At one time he owned the property opposite the New Catalina Hotel, but fate was against him, and through generosity he lost it all. Nothwith- standing that, today he will share his last dollar with the needy. Now that his health is failing, he is unable to understand why he cannot work as he used to. But we know why--old age is knocking at the door. The St. Louis Sporting News is on sale at Windle's News Stand. PAGE ELEVEN REXALL Tooth SPECIAL PRICE 2 FOR 25c A Real Bargain ISLAND PHARMACY CO. 417 Crescent Avenue Subscribe now--S2 per year. Your Wants Smoothly Attended To at the te ATWATER HOTEL SHOP "As Good as the Best, Better Than the Rest" BILLIE PRICE, Proprietor Sumner Avenue, Avalon, California ,. J Curios and Souvenirs Look for the Sign of The Big Curio Store H. D. MacRae Co. The AVALON Care Dan Ostoieh, Proprietor .403 CRESCENT AVENUE Good Food, Well Cooked and Neatly Servad. O. W. COLE Painting, Decorating 201 Metropole Avenue Avalon, California FREDERICK BAKER Attorney at Law 1021 C.C. Chapman Building Broadway at EIl~hth Breadway 7086 Los Angeles, Gal. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AYALON REAL ESTATE GET IN TOUCH WITH Phones 61048 Main 1048 PRIVATE AMBULANCE ivy !-t. OVERHOLZER FU N ERAL DI R ECTOR 958 South Hill St., Cot. Tenth Lady Attendant Los Angeles, Cal. ON SOME tt A. L. LAURANCE WITH SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CO. AVALON, CALIFORNIA