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PAGE SIX WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP Published Every Wednesday at AVALON, - CALIFORNIA. E. WINDLE,-- - Editor and Owner eliAS. H. SMITH Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance). Three Years ............................ Five Dollars (Only When Paid in Advance). Oee Year .................................... Two Dollars Six Months ................................. One Dollar Three Months ...................... Fifty Cents Slnl~ Copies ............................... Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising 50c per Inch, Each Insertion... 500 Ineh~ During a Period of Six Months, ~c per Inch. Liners I0~ per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March 31, 1914, at the Postoi~ce at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act of March 3, 1597. The columns of the Islander are open to the general public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects:. Local Politms and Gov- ernmen, FL~hing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. FAMOUS LAST WORDS "Let's change places, I want to row awhile." THANK YOU, FOLKS! To our request for additional sub- scribers we have received quite a number of letters, each enclosing checks for five dollars. Mr. Harry J. Mallen wrote a post- script on the back of our circular let- ter to him, as did several other of the regular readers. We wish we could publish these notes, with the names of the readers who wrote them. O'f course, for business reasons we omit the names. One Los Angeles reader said: "All right, here's your five, and I wish the little paper every SUCCESS." From San Francisco: "Here is my check for $5.00, which covers a three- years subscription from May 1, 1924." And another old subscriber from the same town: "Your paper only makes me want to come to Catalina every time I get it. Please discontinue my subscription, as I am going to Europe. i'll send you the check when I get back to San Francisco." From Los Angeles: "Of late my trips have been extremely enjoyable to me. Naturally, I want the Catalina Islander to keep on confin~ to my home." Another: Enclosed find check for $5.00 to help the good cause along. Have not forgotten o'er delightful ex- periences in Avalon." From New York: "Discontinue the sending of the Islander, as I am away from home most of the time, and do not get any of the papers to read, and will not buy papers for others to use." From Long Beach: "I take keen pleasure in enclosing my check for $5.00 to cover three years subscription for the Islander. It is the best invest- ment that I know of." From Los Angeles: "Sorry I won't be able to be over to get in on the tuna. Will have to get all my kick and thrills from reading about them in the Islander" The above are all bonafide letters, and we take this opportunity of thank- ing our friends for their hearty co- operation and good wishes. The Cata- lina Islander has a wide circulation-- world wide. We are pleased to have on our lists men and women who are nationally famous. MR. ARTHUR W. HOOPER DIES AT BOSTON HOME (Continued from Page 1, Column 3) his first giant bass on light tackle. This fish weighed 182 pounds, and he seemed to get more pleasure from landing the giant bass on light tackle than any other fish he has ever landed. He was always enthusiastic whenever he spoke of this catch. "Mr. Hooper was very partial to his old fishing hat. Each season he used the same hat when at Catalina. He would leave the Tuna Club at 8:30 each morning, and with his boatman, Captain Tad Gray, spent the day hunt- ing the fish. His record for 1923 in- dicates that he was a man of consider- able vitality. I shall miss his compan- ionship very much, as will many of his fellow anglers at the Tuna Club." Following is the telegram which was received by Mr. Harry W. Adams, for- mer president of the Tuna Club: "Winchester, Mass., July 11, 1924. "Harry W. Adams, Avalon, Cal. : "Mr. Hooper is dead. Funeral at two-thirty Sunday, Mount Auburn cemetery chapel. "Signed, R. A. Shailer, "93 Church St., Winchester, Mass." Yes, we are having a busy season at Catalina. Marlin swordfish have been reported as "not feeding yet." Prospects are bright for some fine fishing records being established this snnnner. Last week-end it was necessary to erect several additional tents at Peb- bly Beach to provide accommodations for the Saturday afternoon visitors. More than thirty thousand tons of crushed rock were sent to Long Beach last month on the Graham Brothers barges. The rock is used for building purposes. The crowds that nightly throng the Greek Amphitheatre indicate that many lovers of music are visiting the "Magic Isle." Porter's Catalina Marine Band is more popular than ever. A report comes from Seal Beach that a white seal has taken the leader- ship of the colony of seals there. The report stated that a furious battle had been fought, which resulted in the "white seal" becoming victorious, and driving the other male members fronl the colony. Mr. R. F. B. Shaver, the fishing rod manufacturer of Los Angeles, has de- livered a very fine rod which he had offered last year as a prize for the largest white sea bass caught in 1923. Mr. W. H. Hill of Pasadena was the lucky winner, and is very nmch pleased with the splendid rod, which was made specially for him. With a continuous picture show at the Strand Theatre, running from 2 o'clock until midnight, no one need complain of a dull afternoon or even- ing in Avalon. And the high class of pictures now being run makes the entertainment there all the more-at- tractive. With electric fans to keep the air in circulation, and the high ceiling of the auditorium, it is rarely uncomfortably warm at the Strand. Try it. Subscribe now--S2 per year. Subscribe now--4;2 per year. FISHERS FISHING FISH Tunt Caught to date, 186. More than 100 pounds, 126. MRS. STORY SETS SEASON'S RECORD FOR LADY ANGLERS While fishing from the launch Leta D. last week, Mrs. H. M. Story of San Francisco brought to gaff a tuna weighing 108 pounds, the season's rec- ord for lady anglers. The fish was landed on regulation tackle and Mrs. Story was unaided in her fight.The battle lasted fifty-five minutes. Mrs. Story has brought to gaff two bluefin tuna this season. The first fish weighed 83 pounds, and Captain Dan- ielson stated that the lady angler handled the rod in a very skillful man- tier. "I am much pleased with my two catches," said Mrs. Story, in her very modest manner. "Mr. Story is a very enthusiastic angler, and we both enjoy being out on the water very much. We shall probably remain at Avalon for several weeks before returning to our home." On Monday, Mrs. Leinert brought to gaff a tuna weighing 115 pounds. Time, 54 minutes. Now Mrs. Story states that she is going to try for one weighing at least 150 pounds. YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE CATALINA LIGHT TACKLE CLUB Ben Williams, Jr., the ele~-en-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Williams of Los Angeles, brought to gaff a 21~ pound albacore, July 8th, and received the bronze button of the Catalina Light Tackle Club. Ben Junior is the youngest member of this famous ang- ling organization. The young sports- man landed his fish in twenty-two minutes. Captain Smith Warren gaffed it. 'Tin going to win a gold button this summer," said the young angler, proudly, as he exhibited his light tackle rod. "My father has won all of the Catalina Light Tackle buttons, and nearly all of the Tuna Club buttons, and I want them too. We are going to remain at Avalon for the most of the sumlner." On Monday, July 14, C. Alma Baker, C. B. E., of London England, took a splemtid fish, bluefin tuna, 112 pounds on light tackle, after a battle royal which lasted forty-five minutes. Mr. Baker is quite elated over this catch, as the previous day Light Tackle Champion Jimmy Jump hung up a new world's record on bluefin tuna of 113~ pounds, taken on light tackle, and to get so near this King of Light Tackle is a feat to be very proud of. Mr. Baker has been fishing for the past two months and has taken some very fine fish. He is now fishing with Captain Smith Warren, on board the Fortuna. Mr. Baker hopes to stay THE CATALINA YES, WE HAVE NO BUT USEFUL GIFTS The editor of the Islander is ering why Ed Abbott, ure of the Catalina Island yaclat did not start the club house new Yacht club with gifts members of the different parts material that went into the instead of paying out good the construction. Here he another yarn about more and generous gifts to furnish house, and various articles for to its members. He informes us that H. G. in making application for regular! bership, very generously check for $200 to apply as he fit! Then along comes Mr. L. P. Streeter, (Mr. Streeter become an associate member ago), who is well known as ienced angler and long time of the Tuna Club, and asks bott what the club needs in of furniture, or anything that be appropriate for club use. said, but recovered, and thougM was nonpulssed for just a the ladies' dressing room considered. So Mrs. Streeter to furnish that room with all essary furniture, mirrors flag and yacht ensign in colors toilet sets, the latter to have erly engraved on them. course see the secretary heartfelt thanks of the club Streeter for her very ent. Ed also informed us that Mr" Meyer had asked him to call as he wanted to make a little to the club, so the call was leave it to Abbott--and was presented With a check for to buy what he wanted. So mediately went out and on furniture for the office of the house--secretary's desk chair, cabinet, double card index file, typewriter. Some secretary, We long enough to take a button before leaving for the lay Statd~3, where he resides. After forty-six days spent broadbill swordfish, Zane Grey, cruiser Gladiator, arrived at the ure pier Monday with a fish 413 pounds. The swordfish is of its kind to be brought in son. The fight lasted two hourS. 39-thread line was taxed almost breaking strain wh6n the made several of its vicious escape. Another beautiful trophy added to the list of prizes at Club. The latest addition is a cup, the gift of Mr. L. P. the angler catching the largest swordfish of the season on light Fishing from the launch day, Mr. O. Klausen of Santa brought to gaff a tuna pounds. The fish put up an ing scrap before Captain gaffed it. Monday's tuna catch totaled eight fish, most of which 100 pounds each. On Monday Mr. C. Alma ed a light tackle tuna pounds.