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JULY 15. 1937 PAGE ELEVEN FACTS ABOUT ISLAND CITY OF AVALON can suggest other for this column the edi- to receive them.) ach. Studios ~U$ses'. truck. system. trees. fores. Farm. plant. :r System. of birds. brigade. or flies. aSUre )ler. system.. clubhouse. argeons. goats. plant. Society. -miles long. stores. SUrrounds iL of Island. .volcanic ash. n still water. formation. electric shops. acres in area. teture theatres. Justice Court. Club--literary. city officials. repair shop~ people. fruit trees. a Club--women. furniture stores. alon quite rare. miles wide. Wide at Isthmus. bridle trails. village sites. all the year. unknown. coves and bays. ational Church. ractically .unknown. 2100 feet elevation. Catherine's." tad seldom any surf. graded and paved. Spring training field. terly side of Island. summer months. and power craft. s to and from mainland. Wild animals are foxes. Gold, silver and lead ores are found. Mount Black Jack, 2000 feet elevation. American Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts. Hillsides covered with lupine in spring. Dances every night during the sum- mer. American Legion, Auxiliary and Jun- iors. Catalina Hospital, with resident physi- cian. Automobile road to the Isthmus--25 miles. Catalina Island School for Boys (pri- vate). Water on lee side of Island is seldom rough. Many cafes, cafeterias and dining rooms. Two mountain peaks over 2000 feet in height. Palms and olive trees shade Crescent avenue. Has high-pressure salt water fire pro- tection. Salt water for flushing and street sprinkling. Hair dressing and manicure estab- lishments. Two salt water running fountains on ocean front. Power boats with same control as automobiles. Public schools, from kindergarten to senior high. Daily airplane service to and from Wilmington. Catalina Harbor, safe anchorage in any weather. Twenty-seven miles south of Los An- geles Harbor. $2,000,000 Casino, containing theatre and ballroom. Is a part of Los Angeles County, State of California. Many private homes accommodate summer visitors. Splendid board walk for two miles along sea shore. A splendid fleet of power fishing launches--for hire. A live, weekly newspaper, now in its twenty-third year. Ironwood tree groves, practically un- known on mainland. Breezes from off the ocean waters, from every direction. Telephone connection by cable with all parts of the world. Bank--branch of Security-First Na- tional Bank of Los Angeles. Has wonderful growth of wild flowers during the spring and summer. - Hotels, apartment houses, and over a thousand villas to house visitors. Among Catalina wild quail, the fe- males are crested same as the males. Standard Oil gasoline and oil filling station for both boats and automo- biles. Wonderful submarine gardens, visible all the year through glass-bottom boats. Summer camps--Y. M. C. A., Amer- ican Boy Scouts, Whittier State School. Santa Catalina Island is owned by a corporation -- the Santa Catalina Island Company. Great quarry at Pebbly Beach su.pplies material for breakwaters, etc., at mainland harbors. Various kinds of commercial printing are done at the Cat.'dina Islander office--cards of all kinds, commer- cial stationery, programs, booklets, etc. GAME FiSH OF CATALINA Marlin Swordfish (Tetrapturus mitsu kurii) Broadbill Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Dolphin (Corphaenus Black Sea Pass (Stereolepis gigas). Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus macrop- terus). Albacore ('l~hunnus alalonga). Bluefin Tuna ,(Thunnus thynnus) Yellowtail (Serioia dorsalis). California Bonito (Sarda (~hiliensis). White Sea Bass (Cynoscion noblis). Ocean Bonito (Gvmno~arda pelarnys). --o---- Catalina t~sland---the place where quietness and rer)ose soothe ra~ged nerves and renews health and happi- hess At Catalina you'll always feel gay, There's laughter and merriment thru the day. all SING the BEAN BARDS of old could have found no more splendid subject to sing than the lowly brown bean, especially if it were served in a low brown pot, fragrant with the mingled goodness of brown sugar and crisp brown bacon! Mingled with it are reminiscences of the songs that the pine trees sing out in Maine woods where beans are eaten by woodsmen who know the worth of long hours of baking In earthen ovens. Sing the bean then, and repeat a chorus of very good bean dishes which you have tried and found not wanting in untyersal appeal. Here are two recipes which will start you off singing in tune: Encorel Enoorel Beans and Cheese Casserole: Dice four slices of bacon and fry crisp. Remove. Drain off most of the fat, add one-fourth cup pecans and brown gently. Add one-third cup diced cheese, the contents of one can of New England oven- baked beans, the bacon dice and salt to taste. Pour into greased individual casseroles. Cut two slices of bacon in halves and place a piece of bacon on top of each. Bake in the oven until the bacon is crisp. This serves four persons. Baked Beans and Hamburger: Chop one onion, add one-half pound of hamburger steak and brown in two tablespoons of fat. Add the contents of one can of tomato soup and the contents of one can of oven-baked beans. Salt to taste and heat thoroughly. Serve plain or over slices of hot, steamed brown bread. This serves six persona* CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR POSITIONS The United States Civil Service Commission has announced open com- petitive examinations for senior cabi- net-maker, senior carpenter, senior electrician, and senior painter, for ap- pointment in Washington, D. C., and immediate vicinity only. These exami- nations are open to all citizens who meet the requirements. The entrance salary for these positions is $1,860 a year. Applicants must have had at ]east one year of journeyman exper- ience in the t'rade for which applica- tion is made, subsequent to the com- pletion of a 4-year apprenticeship therein, or 4 vents' practical exper- ience in the trade applied for, the substantial equivalent of such com- plete(t apprenticeship. Full information may be obtained from I, ouise Newberry, secretary of the U. S. Civil Service Board of Ex- aminers, at the post office in this city. --:O :~-~- A feather is like no other object in all the world. While there is no known connecting link between the feather of the bird and the scale of a reptile, the development of the two structures is very similar. Reptiles molt, the same as birds, only they shed the outer covering" of their scales, while the bird drops the entire feather. -- :O : .--"v------ If you dou't trade in Avalon we aE lose money. Stop, look, listen--and thinkI GEORGE WASHINGTON, ASSASSIN 16~EORGE WASHINGTON, an as- sassin . . . lmposslble !" you exclaim. But it's true. Washington him- self admitted it! On May 28, 1754, his Virginia mi- litia made a surprise attack on a party of Frenchmen at Great Meadows In western Pennsylvania. They killed ten, including the leader, Coulon de Jumon- vllle, and took twenty-one prisoners who claimed that Jumonvllle was an envoy sent to warn the English off the French lands. Since England and France were not at war. they said the attack was a violation of international law: Papers found at the time proved that they were also scouts for a French force sent to drive the English away, Five weeks later, that force, com- manded by Jumuuvllle's brother, Oou- Ion de Vlllters, besieged Washlngton's little army at Fort Necessity. However. Washington held out until they put into writing the artleleo of capitulation. It was a soggy, rainy day and the French note was "'written in a bad hand on wet and blotted paper." In it Vllliers twice stated that the French were not attacking the English, but were punishing "L'assassinat du Sieur de Jumonville." This was read to Washington by Jacob Van Braam, a Dutchman who translated the word 'Tassasslnat" simply as "death or loss." So Washington signed the articles, not realizing that he was thus confessing to an "assassination." It was a trifling error of interpreta- tion but the French, who welcomed an excuse for war with "perfidious Al- bion," seized upon the young colonial officer's "'confession." It played no small part in bringing on the Seven Years' war. ~. Western Newspaper Unlola. ~). WAR DEPARTMENT; UNITED STATES ENGINEER OFFICE 751 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, California To Whom it May Concern: Request has been made by S~nta Catalina Island Company for an ex- tension for a period of 2 years of War Department permit, dated June 13, 1934, to construct three stone jetties, one to extend 85 feet and each of the others to extend 200 feet into San Pedro Channel from the easterly shore of the island north of Sugar Loaf Point, and also for an extension for a period of 2 years of W'ar Department permit, dated July 20, 1934, to con- struct two stone jetties, one to extend ~5 feet into San Pedro Channel near the St. Catherine Hotel, and the other to extend ltX) feet into Avalon Bay west of the bath house. Drawings showing the locatiotl and plan of the proposed work may be seen at this office tmtil 11 A.M. Fri- day, July 16, 1937. Interested persons are invited to inspect these drawings and to subnfit in writing, in tciplicate, on or before said (late, any objections based on navigation interests that ~ncy may have to said work.' Objections based on other than nav- igation interests cannot be considered. Theodore Wyman, Jr., Major, Corps of Engineers, District En.