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July 2, 1924

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. e __., ~ SANTA CATALINA ISLAND: ! 6 IN *LL T.E WOR'D NO TRIP LIKE THIS! FR' Weekly at Aval- urists and travelers tper, cont eball, riding fishing, 1 publica . ,, .. s walton marine arctens unexceneu accommo~anons portsmen. Baseball training field for Chicago 'Cubs ' g, g " I~IVE CENTs AVALON. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY. JULY 2, 1924. VOL. Xl. NO. 2~ I DDING BELLS FOR AILEEN V. POLHAMUS STEAMSHIP CATALINA MADE MAIDEN CROSS-CHANNEL TRIP MONOAY Although thirty-four feet longer than steamship Avalon, Captain A. A. Mor- ris guided the Catalina into its berth By Ernest Windle Somebody said: "A million-dollar ferryship to fairyland" while the new 4~he Church of the Anvels, Los %age!es, Was the scene of a lovely ..'thug ~vVednesdav evening, hme ~h, when Miss Aileen Vera Polha- ha~' daughter of Mr. Thomas M. Pol- X~mus of A\alon bee"tree the bride of ~vl r~/V ' ' p' alterVqilliam Ogler, Jr., of q~a.dena. The little church was ex- ~ftSlte, softly illuminated bv the light eetrnanY candles. The altar and chan- aildWtere lighted by cathedral candles t. ueautiful with masses of summer '1~ers and greenery,. s the church bells chimed the hour ~eelght the bridal party entered to ~lare~trams of Lohrengren's wedding lath:" The bride on the arm of her ~rhit, was lovely m her gown of ~I- e chiffon and maribou. Her veil ~t tulle was hehl in place by a coronet s-~,,,rose point lace and orange blos- sh~' The bridal bouquet was an amn er of bride's roses white sweet hai~:'flillies of the valle'v and maiden ern "e " eming of South "~I!is Kathermed abs1 maid of honor, PaSadena assist fr~ng a peach colored georgette "" eau r flo~_ ght with pastel shades of ~h~rs and a large white picture hat. I~ea. varried a great bouquet of sweet ~t ~, o match her gown -vtr ~., - . t~f ,L'. Umore Brown a close friend ue bride tlshe_ groom, was best nlan. The rS W ~f So. ere Mr. Wflham Emery Row of e n ~'abriel and Mr. Luther Mead 137n Pedro, a cousin of the bride. Les: lie Learned of All Saints (Continued on Page 11, Column 2) INTERESTED IN PHOTOS OF MARLIN SWORDFISH steamship Catalina was crossing from at the Avalon steamer pier just as easily" as when of,crating any of the Stanford University, June 23, 1924. \Vihnington to Avalon Mondav, on its sntaller x essels of the company.Editor Catalina Islander: maiden voyage. The slogan was ad- I am interested in the interview with opted right then and there~ It was a great day for the residents Mr. C. Ahna Bake/', of Auckland, in Glistening in its coat of white paint of Catalina Island. Two ntiles off- your nmtlber for June 18, concern- and shining brass, the new vessel left shore a flotilla of loyal boats met the ing swordfishes in New Zealand. \'Vihnington at 10:55 Monday morning oncoming steamship. \,Vhistles were The common swordfish, or Broad- The blare of many whistles an,t the sotmded, in tact. some of the boat bill (Xiphias gladius), is found in all special music on the deck of the yes- captains were so hat,pv that they ex- warm seas, and I have never been sel itself, announced thedeparturehausted all of their compressed air, able to see any difference among pho- from Los Angeles Harbor. and their whistles refused to operate, tographs, whether taken in Europe, Unable to be present on the firstFirst in the boat parade was the the \,Vestern Atlantic, California or trip of the Catalina, Mr. \Villiam Blanche \V., with the \ghittier Band. Japan. Probably all belong to the \Vrigley, Jr., telegraphed his regrets ~vVhat a gaily bedecked town await- same species.. "A Million Dollar Ferryship to Fairyland."--New Steamship Catalina. front Chicago that Mrs. \Vrigley and'ed the visitors. Out on the pier was As to the marlin-spike-fish, or himself could not be present. He Vice-President and General Manager spear-fish * (Tetrapturus), the case wished the vessel "Bun voyage" and David M. Renton, who said: "Some-'is different. Hutton's Fauna Novae- those on board an enjoyable outing, body's got to stay home and handle lZealandiae, published in 1904, gives no Just'before the vessel arrived at the lines when the boat comes to the, record of Tetrapturus. Of this genius, Avalon a second wireless message was tuck I . " ." [ two or three sl)ectes occur in the received from Mr. Wrigley by Mr. As soon as the utagnificient million-lAtlantic; three have been described J. H. Patrick, president of the Wil- dollar stea~nshil) had been made fast from Japan. One of these, Tetrap- on the south side of the steamer pier, turus mitsukurii, described from Mis- mington Transportation Contpany. Porter's Catalina Marine Band opened aki by Jordan & Snyder in 1900, is "Regret exceedingly that we could up in full force. The events of the ar- found to be common both in Hawaii not be pr, esent with yon and the rival moved so speedily at this time rand about Santa Catalina. Mr. Baker's guests on the trial trip. Los Angeles that the writer was unable to note all iphotograph, showing a specimen from . ' New Zealand is interesting, and I the details. Anyway, standing on theI top deck of the Catalina, the steamer should like to have a copy of this Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. de- livered the boat in record tiute and right. Heartiest congratulations and best wishes for many happy trips to and from our beautiful Island." S~gned, ~tlham Wrigley, Jr. On board the flag-bedecked vessel! was a party of guests numbering 600. The entire official fanfilies of the Wil- mington Transportation Company and the Santa Catalina Island Company were also on board. Avalon, on the opposite side of the pier, looked about as big to us as the first Hermosa used to look when the Cabrillo was put on the run. In com- parison of size we heard a nlan say: "The Catalina looks like a tuna I'm going to catch compared with the lit- tle rock bass I caught on my last trip to the Island." (Continued on Page 6, Column 2) photograph to compare with Japan- (Continued on Page 11, Column 3) We wish to thank a number of our readers who have sent in their five dollar checks during the past week for subscriptions for three years. Keep up the good work, and before the smnnter is over our list will be ntore than twenty-five hundred copies each week.