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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA 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 ................................ Fifty Cents Single Copies ................................ Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising 50c per Inch, Each Insertion... S00 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Li~ers 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March 51, 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act of March 3, 1897. The columns of the Islander are open to the general public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Oov- ernmen, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. FAMOUS LAST WORDS Boatman. let 2o that line. 1 can land this tuna with my bare hands! THREE BIG DAYS An excellent program of sports has been arranged for the Fourth, Fifth and sixth of July in Avalon, including a fine display of fireworks in the ev- ening. Then there will be baseball games between the Glendale White Sox and Catalina Cubs at 10 a. m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Details concerning the sports may be learned from the three-day program issued by the committee of arrangements. Don't forget the series of motor boat and sailing races announced last week by the Catalina Island Yacht Club; After July 4th the Strand Theatre will put on a continuous performance . from 2 to 12 p. m. This will please a large number of patrons who find it difficult to attend evening performan- ces only. And it is announced that after July 3rd, the war tax will be re- moved. Of 158 young salmon, averaging one and a. half inches in length, run exper- imentally "through a water turbine power wheel operating at a pressure of 80 pounds to a square inch, 49 were recovered alive. L. A. Heywood has purchased the property at the corner of Sumner av- enue and Beacon street, next to Mr. Elder,s home place, and including both the cottage and vacant lot adjoining. How about cleaning up the vacant lots before July 4? Let the cit3f offi- cials do it, and send the property ow- ner, who isn't interested in cleaning off his lot, notice to pay the bill. The officers and crew of the U. S.S. Beaver, submarine motorship, partie~- pared in target practice for several days last week in San Clemente chan- nel. It is difficult to convince the average angler that a fish will not swim back- wards to get his bait. Wonder how Percy found out so much about kisses? Read the Avalon Drug Co, ad. Renew your subscription to The Catalina 'Islander, $2 per year. S. S. CATAL/NA'S MAIDEN VOYAGE ACROSS CHANNEL (Continued from Page 1, Column 3) All along the pier the near by beach and Crescent avenue residents throng- ed to catch a glimpse of the new steamship. The Avalon Troop of Boy Scouts of America stood at attention while the passengers filed down the gang plank and headed for the special hmcheon at the Hotel St. Catherine. The Catalina was built by the Los Angeles Shipbuilding Company for a consideration said to be in excess of $1.000,00fk It is of steel construction and is 300 feet long, 50 feet in beam and draws twenty-one feet of water. One of the features that marked rite craft as being superior to the other vessels of the Wrigley fleet was the stowing of twenty, patented lifeboats on the main deck. Each lifeboat has a capacity of seventy-six persons, and each can be launched more easily and safely than those of other steamers on the upper deck, builders said. Ten passenger staterooms aft, large saloons and completely glass-enclosed saloon deck with acconunodations for dancing are other attractions on the new steamer. Two triple expansion engines, devel- oping 4000-horsepower, are calculated to drive the Catalina through the wa- ter at a standard speed of sixteen knots an hour. The regular running time between the harbor and the Is- land will be one and one-half hours, a large decrease over the running titne of the other Wrigley stea'ners. A shipbuilding record for the local port was established by the Los An- geles Shipbuilding Company in con- structing the Catalina. Four months" and one week after the keel laying ceremonies, the hull was launched. When the contract was let and the keel laid, December 26th, 1923, the time for delivery was set for July Ist, in order that the new liner might be in shape to handle the large holiday crowds. The vessel has been complet- ed and delivered to William Wrigley, Jr., one day ahead of schedule. L. E. Caverly, chief engineer of the Los Angeles Shipbuilding Company de- signed the craft and superintended the constrttction. .NOTES MADE ON THE TRIP As the Catalina left the Terminal at ~vVihnington, the new vessel was ac- companied to thebreakwater by the tugs David M. Renton and the David P. Fleming. The vessel traveled out of the harbor under its own power. The Pacific Marine Airways flying boat passed over the Catalina in nfid- channel A steam shovel working near the San Pedro library blew four whistles. Punch, cigars and chewing gum were passed around by the cabin boys. Harry Allen wore a new uniform. Mayor Reyes told the writer that he had lost his wife. Said he had been looking for her for a half hour. No wonder, it's a big ship! We checked our daughter. "Three decks, approximately 275 feet long[ Well, it took us an hour to make the circuit of all decks, and to poke our nose into the engine room. The ball room is on the second deck, aft. A number of the young folks were dancing their way to Catalina. Prexy Patrick is a happy man. We just heard him say: "This is one of the happiest days of my life." We noted that Steve Brode forgot all about the Los Angeles Soap Coat- pany while he was on board the new steantship. Judge John M. York assisted Mr. Renton on the reception committee. Someone asked Prexy Patrick: who had been nominated on the dentocratic ticket, and Mr. Patrick replied that he had been so busy with the new boat that he had forgotten all about the democratic nominees. The Catalina tnade the trip in two hours, flat. The new Catalina Island Yacht Club and the Tuna Club buildings were all decorated for the occasion. Three little Avalon girls presented Prexy Patrick with a beautiful boquet of flowers when he stepped ~ff the gangplank. Boos Bros's sent a ten foot floral design depicting, in miniature, the Catalina. it was an artistic creation of flowers. Jimmy Jump, vice-president of the Tuna Club, gave up his day's fishing trip to take a ride on th,: new steamer. The management at the Hotel St. Catherine had everything in readiness for the visitors when they reached that famous hostelry. The luncheon was a big success, and the visitors returned to the mainland at 3:15 p. m., happy, contented anti appreciative of what the new ship means in the plan of pro- gress for the Island and its residents. "Well," said one Avalonite, "we've got the ~:ater from Middle Ranch and the new steamship Catalina, what's next on the program? Avalon is for- tunate in having a rich dad !" The following is a partial list of those making the cross-channel trip and enjoying the luncheon at the St. Catherine : Officers of Wilmington Transportation Co. J. It. Patrick, president. 19. M. Rentou, vice-president. and Mrs. D.' M. Renton. J. N. Stewart, vice-president and traffic Mgr and Mrs. J. N. Stewart. David P. Fleming, secretary and treasurer, and Mrs. David P. Fleming. Guests Mr. Thos. Farley Mayor and Mrs. Geo. E. Cryer. Mr. and Mrs. Boyle Workman. Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Allen. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Baker Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Criswell. Mr. and Mrs. Miles S. Gregory. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mallard. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Mushet. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Sanborn. Mr. attd Ma-s. Fred C. Wheeler. Captain John K. Bnlger, Supervising Inspec- tor of steam vessels. Mayor and Mrs. C. A. Buffum, I,ong Beach. Judge John York. udge and Mrs. Jos. Burke. ~dge and Mrs. John Flenfing. r. Motley H. Flint. Major and Mrs. F. R. McReyuolds. Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Welch. City Manager and Mrs. W. H. Windham of Long Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Biscialus. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Blanchard. Mr. Hancock Banning. Captain and Mrs. Fred Baker. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Caverly. Mr. attd Mrs. Erie Leaf. Mr. and Mrs. L. MeFie. Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Hiefield, Mr. and Mrs. J. Kennedy. Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Newby. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Boos. Mr. and Mrs, Henry Boos. Air. and Mrs. John Boos. Mr. and Mrs. Silas Boos. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Caldwell. Mr.. and Mrs. Ralph Chandler. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Chandler. Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Cogswell. Mr. attd Mrs. P. F. Golden. Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Davis. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Eubank. Mr. James A. Gibson, Jr. Captain and Mrs. C. N. Krog. Postmaster and Mrs. Win. F, Knight, Pasa- dena. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Reichow. Mr. anff Mrs, Charles A. Webber. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Sterry. Dr. George C. Sharp. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Titcomb. Mr. and Mrs. A, O. Adams. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Annable. Mr. George Arblaster. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Beekly. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Benjamin. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Beck. Mr..and Mrs. C. D. Billheimer. Mr. and Mrs; Bowers. Mr. and Mrs. Win. Brady. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brown. Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Bennett. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Beam. M. and Mrs. A. R. Bishop. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. S. Connor. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Cook. Mr. Byrou Davidson. Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Downs. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Brennan. Mr. and Mrs. George Dupont Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Brode. Mr. and Mrs. "Win. Evans. Mr. and Mrs. Cal. Ewing. Mrs. Charles Parke. Mr. James Parke. Mr. and Mrs. George Griffith. Mr. R. Lehman. Mr. and Mrs. Win. Reuter. Mr. and Mrs. A. B, Oweu. Mr. William Coruell. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McGonigle. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. MerriheW. Mr. andMrs.Edward If. Mr. andAirs. Bruce Mason. Mr. andMrs.Harry Marsh. Miss Helen Marsh. Miss llarrlett Marsh. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar McKee. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Potter. Mr. and Mrs. A, Price, Mr. and Mrs. W. Pridham. ' Mr. and Mrs. tFI. F. Pr ~ce. Mr, and Mrs. , D. \V. PutnUra" , Mr. and Mrs, tt. C. Pickeriug. Mr.andMrs.F. W. Pilpot. Mr.andMrs.E. E. Rosburg. Mr.andMrs.W. Rich. Mr.andMrs.J. N. T. Riley. Mr.andMrs.Sauerbutts. d Mr.andMrs.A. \V. Sheckar Mr.andMrs.C, B. Terry. Mr.andMrs.M,:. K Thompson. Mr.andMrs.E. C. Thomas. Mr,andMrs.Fr.anklin ThomaS. Mr.andMrs.Carl C, Thomas. Mr.andMrs.Chas. Tucker. Mr.andMrs.Sam Robe. Mr.andMrs.Vf. L. RobertsOn. Mr.andMrs.H. J. Roumaine, Mr.andMrs.Navlor Rotters. Mr.andMrs.E. "H. Rodeuhouse Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Runyon. Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Swearinger Mr, and Mrs. AI. Sittle. Mr. and Mrs. John Simpson. Mr. and Mrs. Geo, Southwick. Mrs. llarry H. Slaugh. Mrs. George W. Smith. Mrs. J. S. Farrow. Mr. J. Charles Spence. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Starr. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. StringfelloW" Air. Raymond W. Stull. Mr. and Mrs. L, W. Stephens. Mr. aad Mrs. Van Alstyne. Mr. aud Mrs. A. C. Vignes. Captain and Mrs. A. B. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Waite. Captain and Mrs. F. E. Warner. Mr. Arthur Wheeler. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Wilkie. Mr. and Mrs. E. ~,Vindle. Mr.. William Wallenberg. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Webb. Mr. aud Airs. W. H. Woodruff. Mr, and Mrs. J. B. Worley. Mr. and Mrs. ~ack Way. Mr. and Mrs. jean XVhittaker. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wheeler. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Yates Mr. and Mrs. J. p. Yates. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Brown. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. Rqbert F. Cullett. Mr. and Mrs. W. McHenry. Mrs. P. Harding. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Harris. Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Brown. Miss Alberta Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Allen M. Culver. Seargent, and Mrs. Curry. Mr, and Mrs. J. N. CrowelL Mr. D, H. Crowell and mother. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Fellensbee, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Flyun. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Gibbs. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Graham. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Graham. Mr. and Mrs, Harry Grayson Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Hand. Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Hand. Mr, Max ttauser. Mr. and Mrs..Sam Hall. Captain and Mrs. W. lverson. Mr. and Mrs. E. P. lngmire. Mr. and Mrs. I-L M. Jameson. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Jarvis. Mr. and Mrs. Asa Keys. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Kellogg. Mr. A. L. Laurauce. Mr. James W. Jump. Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Reyes, Mayor Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Herren. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Lehman. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Livingston. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Matsoa. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. MacOuiddy. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. McClellan. ~r. and Mrs. John MeLaurin. r. and Mrs. F. J. Held. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henderson. : Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Holian. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Hiese Mr. and Mrs, F. J. tiilderbrand :~ Mr. and Mrs. L. Jessen. Mr. and Mrs. tl. H. Kinney. Mr. and Mrs. Win. F. Knight. ~:: Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Koiner. Mr. and Mrs. S, J. Holman. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Holbrook, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hough. Miss Ethel Huffine. Mr. and Mrs. Win. F. Knight. Mr. and Mrs. J. Karl Lobdell Mr. and Mrs. J. Love. Mr. and Mrs.j. M. Lyons. Mr. and Mrs. James Mee. .~} Captain and blrs. MeGilvery. Mr. and Mrs. M. Michin. Dr. and Mrs. A. D. McEaehen, Mr. Fred C. Nelles. Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Nickerson. Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. North Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Nott. Mr. Milton S. Patrick. Miss Marguerite Brown. Mr. and Mrs. George Brown. Mr. T. C. Peck. Mr. A. G. Peasley. Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Olson. Catalina will give you your life. Come to Catalina.