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PAGE SIX' THE CATALINA !i i 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... 500 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March 31, 1914, at the Postolilce 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 Polincs and Gov- ernmen, Fsshing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. FAMOUS LAST WORDS "How much is good stuff worth a bottle ?" LIGHT TACKLE ANGLER WRITES NEW TEXT-BOOK "Adventures in Fishing" is the title of a very interesting book by Thomas McDaniels Potter, father of the Cata- lina Three-Six Club, and well known sportsman of Southern California. The book has been published by Mr. Pot- ter for private distribution. Of course, modesty prevents the editor from expressing his opinion re- garding the contents of the book, be- cause "Three-Six" is Mr. Potter, and the editor of the Catalina Islander has already published quite a number of Mr. Potter's very interesting fishing letters, and hopes to print more of them. "Adventures in Fishing" takes the reader so close to the angling game with light and "three-six" tackle, that the book is practically a text book for the light tackle fisherman (sea angler). And, as far as we know, it is the only ~book of its kind in the world. It is beautifully bound in blue lea- therette, on choice deckle edge paper. Mr. Charles V. Barton of Los An- geles ks responsible for the arrange- ment of the matter, and Mr. Barton himself is no novice at the angling game as it is carried on in Catalina waters. The book is weli illustrated with photographs of actual catches of fish made by Mr. Potter and his friends. " Those who are fortunate enough to receive a copy of "Adventures in Fish- ing" will undoubtedly prize it very highly. As we said in our tribute to "Three- Six :" "At Catalina I have watched Mr. Potter use the lightest of fishing tack- le, scientifically figured to match the fighting strength and qualifications of his antagonists; watched him give fish their liberty; and, in brief, among Cat- alina's sea anglers Thomas McD. Pot- ter is justly and rightfully considered the 'Father of the Three-Six move- . nlent'--a fair, clean fighting sports- man; a sincere, skillful and finished angler. May his influence, like the radio, circle the earth!" In England crude pyridine, a vile smelling distillate from coal-tar, is used in the amount of half of one per cent, to make denatured alcohol un- drinkable. ZANE GREY'S NEW PICTURE PLEASES AVALON FANS More than three hundred patrons were unable to secure seats at the Strand Theatre last Wednesday even- ing when Manager Peter Lubetich used the fihn of the latest Zane Grey ,~tory, "The Wanderer of the Waste- land." The picture was the second colored fihn to be shown in Avalon, and was greatly appreciated. Dr. Grey and party were present in the audi- ence. The coloring of the picture, it is rumored, had cost the producers an additional $270,000. So realistic were the scenes that in that part of the in- teresting story where the madman rol- led huge boulders onto a miner's shack, and the occupants of the shack are crushed to death, one woman sit- ting near the writer exclaimed: "The brute, he's going to kill that poor wo- man!" And, after the big rocks had finished their mission of death, there was a perspective stillness of expec- tancy among those who witnessed the scene. Another scene which brought forth a gasp of astonishment and awe, was that where one of the claim jumpers of the desert fell into the maw of the rock crusher and was mangled to death. The blood-tinged water was very realistic. The story itself was interesting and the natural color photography added nmch to the characters, making them seem more life-like. The villian was a villian, and the other characters in the story were so depicted that they moved about in the different scenes ahnost as they would have done in natural life. A number of persons have asked the /slander to express their thanks to Dr.. Grey and to Manager Lubetich of the Strand Theatre for the opportunity of seeing the first run of this wonderful picture, "TheWanderers of the Waste- land." The largest sea-going electrically driven passenger liner yet contracted for, is soon to be built for service be- tween San Francisco and Honolulu. As Mickey says: "A conmmnity without a newspaper is like a classy automobile without an engine---one cannot go ahead without the other." Wonder why more West Side Ter- race homes are not illuminated with colored lights--to offset the splendid display on the East Side Terrace ? It helps add to the fairyland appearance of charming Avalon. The rotogravure section of the Los Angeles Times of Sunday, July 20th, carried a full page of Catalina Island pictures. The "lay-out" was artisti- cally arranged and "was a great boost for the scenic beauties of the Magic Isle. ""Dreams Made to Order" is the title of an interesting article appearing on page five of this issue. After reading it you may be able to distinguish the difference between a manufactured dream, an ordinary lie or a true fish story. Suppose an angler takes some sort of a pill that causes him to dream of a ferocious battle with a big fish; and then supposing the reporter takes another kind of a pill that causes him to dream that he actually saw the battle between the said angler and the said fish--my, gracious! What is the sea angling game coming to, anyway? Subscribe now--~2 per )ear. FISHERS FISHING FISH WITH THE FIGHTING FISH OF CATALINA ISLAND WATERS By Major Lawrence Mott Have we tuna at Catalina? The answer is, yes! Anglers of both high and low de- gree will ",'ouch for this statement! "(But, ere we go any further, let me reassure my enthusiastic readers that "Uncle John," of the Times, did fght his tuna as per my l'il tale of it last week !) ..... I find it rather difficult to set down all that there is to tell this week! What with plenty of white sea bass o' nights, from skiffs, and all manner of mackerel, yellowtail and jewfis/a being taken from the barge, they that have wet line in our lovely waters have been more than amply repaid for their slight effort. The reward of continued persistence of effort is well exemplified by Zane Grey's bringing to gaff of a broadbill swordfish, weighing 412 pounds, after weeks of ceaseless effort and tireless forth-goings each morn! I take much pleasure in congratulating "ZG." What tho' there is comforting lot of "publi- city" in the taking of a broadbill, as I have remarked before, still, the angler that will set forth every day, for weeks, and draw stupidly-dull blanks, deserves the recognition ...... And that's that !! Fun? I've had lots o' it! Just to pick a sample day: On the 15th the Hon. Sanborn set out with me, in the Mable F., and with him was a friend (of his). A cahn morning. Just a zephyr of a light breeze. Off Seal Rocks I put up a kite, and at the same time cast over nay side lines for albacore, Hadn't been going ten min- utes when "whoa!" and Sanborn had an albacore! Brought it to gaff in short order. And set out for tuna. "Whoa!" yells Sanborn! and we had another fine fat fish! "Say, listen! Am I trying to catch a tuna, or are you holding up the whul' works with your darned albacore ?" queried the friend! (In the meantime I was having many chuckles!) And so I straightened the Mabel on her course. "Whoa!" San- born most diligently brought still an- other albacore to my gaff. And with that Sanborn's pal let out a yell! "Gimme those albacore lines and you take !" Wham ! "Yes," quoth I, with as much gravity as possible, "s'ppose that you fight that tuna !" And fight he did! Bringing to gaff a fine fish of 111 pounds in one hour and ten minutes, while Sanborn hand- lined albacore the while! Oh, aye! We had great fun, the three o' us! Strange how it is that the veriest tyro's at the so-called "fun" of tuna catching "get away with the goods!" On the 16th I had with me Ernest Grill of Balboa, he had never killed a tuna, and literally ached is a pet hankering of men that go down to channel in ships! And that he had killed some And he was so in earnest, deed, in his longing, with him! With the 9:40 a. m. he hooked his bringing it to gaff in thirty-one minutes. pounds. So far, so we fared farther a'sea, crinkled the crests of the we had lunch. At "Uncle hour I made mention of the bang! E. Grill had his the day! We wrangled this the Mabel in fifty minuteS, pounds. And so ended a for Hon. Grill! Have any seen a really happy man? Now we'll take up the the week: On July 14th, co, fishing with "Silent" Sana accounted for a nice fish of Cheers for the fair lady! an entire party with Long ham on the Grace II. 'o 'era they accounted for 99, 106, 101 and 105 On tlle same date the Chaffee, fishing from the nexed a nice tuna of 112 Still continuing on the Eaggleston was found two 106 and 117 pounds, by perpetual smiles, ident RayThomas, of the Club, weighed in one of (Dog 'gon it, but Hon PreXY far, to be messing about fish ! How-come ?) And, Skipper McKay of the two otherwise unoccupied pounds each! Anglers' nanaes Messrs. Forest Grand an O Thompson. We'll proceed with still of the 14th. (As the great France, the tumble of the is mos' suhtinly spelled tuna, too!) The Doughty bey, fiahing with toddled into harbor with a fish. A Mr. Klausen was splendid tuna of 115 scrutable Sam Goulding. Ant always-smiling Mankowski not a pianist!) cbuff-chuffed this eve' with the following: 115, 99 and 109 pound tunaS! Tiny Enos Vera, his philosopher-and-friend, the sake of. brevity, we was. Parker Pence, with found thi'ee: 96, 112 and 110 Squire Leimert, not to be his frau, did, on the 15th, an AI tuna of 114 pounds. mutual friend, Bill Yule atlother fish of 112 poundS. the tuna are not so pleased here Yule-tide !) We are still discussing the ken on the 15th; Mr. Fleisbrn a tuna of 119 pounds. One heir-presumptive to the known writer, one Zane come in at night-fall with a 102 pounds. No! I have inquiry by lone, and it was ``Re who took the fish, so that is torily accounted for! And Zane's brother! The Noisy" got a 111 pound fish with Mabel F., or his friend did, counts for the same thing] Adams-Gray tandem-team high to low with two fish: pounds. (Well! That's a better'n nuthin', at that.) (Continued on Page I0, mmmmm -- - .......