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SANTA CATALINA ISLAND: IN ALL THE WORLD NO TRIP LIKE THIS! [ eekly at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California. Avalon's er, containing the local news of this wonderful Island publication 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. AVALON. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND. CALIFORNIA,WEDNESDAY. JULY 9, 1924. VOL. XI. NO. 26 Fourth of July Three Day this year was the biggest event ~ord,.d in the history of the Is- ttteamers entered and departed u.e Picturesque harbor like rail- trams leaving some railroad union Although the steamship Avalon the return trip Sunday morning e benefit of passengers desiring the mainland early it was a fact that only a few persons themselves of this special ser- ['he Sunday afternoon boats, as ere taxed almost to their he steamship Catalina made a hit" with the pleasure seek- ~Vervbody seemed happy! ~ng appeared to imve been over- George I.. Contreras, county UOn enforcement chief, .and a }wenty men fronl Los Angeles, ~'vo the harbor on a special night and qmetb carried s un~ber of alleged "bootleggers" ~Veral gal!ons of their product had been brought here from the for celebration purposes. the defendants ~ere unable bail and were lodged in the : izeil T - ' , " , " . he j,astme cot.rt collected In Cash for hail from those who in Avalo,l and who pronlised good. to the motor bor;t races Yacht races, a series of aquatic Crescent Avenue Pavilion. Those de- stung to make the trq) to the Isthmus kept the tleet of boats in constant op- eration between Avalon and that port. Saturday's aquatic events seemed to be the popular attraction, Thousands :lined the beach and the piers while t these events were staged, The tug of war lasted six minutes and fourteen seconds, and was won by Captain T. Morielch's team, after a fierce struggle. This team comprised Captain T. Morieich, Captain George Gemilere, Pete Adargo, Everett Adar- go and F. H. McGrath. In the Human Angling Contest, Captain George Farnsworth landed his "fish" (Jack Ware) in the record time of two minutes and nineteen sec-! onds. Frank Aree, as a "fish," defeat- ed his angler by remaining at large for six minutes and thirty-one seconds before he was brought to, gaff. This was a spirited contest, aud several sportsmen anglers waded into the wa- ter to encourage the swimmers amt coach them in fish-like tactics for es- cape. None of the fish escaped. All were brought to gaff. The anglers used the "Swastika" brand lines and sixteen-ounce rods. They fished from rowl~oats tied to the pleasure pier, and of necessity were compelled to drag the swimmers through the waterwhile they dived, doubled and schemed to keep away from the gaff. Another interesting contest was the water fencing. Squirrel Arce won the first prize, and Pete Adargo captured the second money. As the fencers were tumbled in the water the crowd got a good kick out of their falls, The swimming races resulted as fol- lows : Fifty-yard backstroke, men: Kendall, Gentry and De Catte. Twenty-five yards, boys: Gentry, Kendall "and Shane. Twenty-five yards, girls: Flora Lamb, lane Ellingwood and Miss Akker. Fifty yards, ladies : M. Stidham, sports kept the visitors bus), days. On Friday afternoon Sports which included foot aek race, and pie eating contest, ?tsdh d?wdin excellent)hu- ." nlerchandise 1 rizes 'tWarded to the winners. fireworks display Friday night Pippin'." For more than an te SPectators "oo'd," "aw'd" and as the sky was illmninated and flares. Each after- eXCept Sunday, there was danc- ~hte Casino, and each evening, Unday, the dancers had full at both the Casino and the Flora Lamb and Jane Ellingwood. Fifty yards, men : Gentrv, Sidney and lie Catte. On the golf /inks a number of ex- citing contests were staged, and every day were a large number of golf and tennis fans at the Country Club. The baseball games were won by Glendale. I,. H. Farwell sailed his handsome R boat California to second place, I bringing her over from Balboa to take /part, and wearing the colors of the ~Newport Harbor Yach Club, he being FIRST REGATTA CATALINA /a member of that club. ISLAND YACHT CLUB Mr. Pierpont Davis put his R. boat Patricia over the six-mile course, doing By D. M. Callis, Naval Architect The baby yacht club of Southern California, the Catalina Island Yacht Club, started off with a bang on July 4th, 5th and 6th; with its first regatta, and i am free to say that it afforded me much pleasure to be identified with such a bunch of old-time yachtsmen, as it carried me back to those days of real spanking winds of the Chesea- peake, and those wild and fearless wind-jamming yachtsmen of those days, and I hope I will again have the opportunity of cari'ying on at the next regatta that the club may con- duct. Ed Abbott, congenial secretary of the baby club being so busy with the affairs of the club and the erection of its new clubhouse at Avalon, asked that I assist him in making the first regatta a success, and what could I do but say I would, and I have been heartily repaid, for the associations I have formed have been extremely pleasant and lasting. It is with much regret that entries in the free-for-all speedboat event failed to enter. Mr. Alvin Frank ar- rived with his Lucky Strike I and II but several others who had sent in their entries did not arrive, so the speedboat event had to be postponed to a later date. On behalf of the club I personally wish to thank Mr. Frank who, by the way, is a charter member of the Catalina Island Yacht Club, for his interest and efforts to make the regatta a success. We were fortunate, however in hav- ing a nunlber of entries in the R class and star boat class, and in the various cruiser classes, so that take it all-in- all the regatta proved a wonderful success. Mr. G. S. Gay, owner of that new and speedy R boat Aloha, designed by Edison B. Schock of Los Angeles, came all the way from San Diego, wearing the colors of the San Diego Yacht Club, of which he is a member, to take part in the regatta, and was his best to inake a killing, but on the last leg got caught in the doldroms :and came in third. Mr. Davis carried the colors of the California Yacht Club at his truck, he being a member of that organization, and proved himself to be the usual good sportsman. In the free-for-all cruiser race, Ben R. Meyer's Ethel A, expertly handled by Jack Springer, won first place and the AI 'Christie Cup. The Ethel A carried the colors of the Catalina Is- land Yacht Club, Mr. Meyer being a charter member. Myrno II, owned and sailed by Mr. Carl F. Johnson, also wearing the col- ors of the Catalina Island Yacht Club, he also being a charter member, came in second, with Aileen, handled by her owner, Mr. S. C. Smith of Long Beach, and wearing the colors of the Califor- nia Yacht Club, third. In the star boat event, the Cilker- vason, No. 114, under the colors of the Southland Sailing Club of Balboa, owned and sailed by Charles Price, won first place and the Avalon Mer- chants' Silver Cup, and his brother Herbert, sailing his star boat Cassiopa No. 115, took second place. Both boys sailed their little vessels from Balboa to take part in the races. The handicap cruiser race was won by the Mandarin, owned and handled by Herbert L. Cornish, Commodore of the California Yacht Club and wearing its colors. Mr. Cornish is a member of the Catalina Island Yacht Club. Mrs. Cornish and Mrs. Harry Brooks were aboard the Mandarin, and en- joyed the exilerating sport of the race. Com. Cornish, in winning this race, took, the Santa Catalina .Island Com- pany s handsome silver cup. From the smile on his face when it was pre- sented to him by Com. Jas. ~V. Jump, we could see he was more than pleased. Olivette was second, and was driven by her owner, Mr. A. G. Wilkes. Ra- meses was third, with a party of her owner's friends on board, with the owner, Mr. Charles R. Ramsey, at the wheel, and wearing the colors of the Catalina Island Yacht Club and the Lone Star was fourth. The Fellowscraft 32 class was rep- (Continued on Page 11, Column 3)