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August 6, 1924

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| _ s.NT. CATA',N* - ER Weeklyat Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California. Avalon'sAvalon" Year round mecca for tourists and traveler.q per, contaln~ngST~a Cla~aa{in:e_I:~:rid' t hCiaslifwonnld~rfulAvlall:n'~ ~' ~'~"~aalt?:g, ~aeta~(rgyidlfiteCCani:?b::eball, riding fishing: 1 publicati of the Light Tackle Club, an organization walking marine gardens Unexcelled accommodationl. sportsmen Baseball training field for Chicago "Cubs. , . ~|~/E CENTS AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND. CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 6. 1924. VOL. Xl. No. 30 MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM WRIGLEY RECEIVE A HEARTY WELCOME ~tanding on the bridge of the new Catalina, William Wrigley, i entered Avalon harbor Mondav-- ng his first ride on the new boat. he bought Catalina Island in iie 4., om not see the Island until er the deal had been closed. l. he stood on the bridge of the ma, smiling amt waving his hat le. throngs that were at the stea- ep~er to meet him, there appeared Xpression of regret, either for the million dollar vessel or with the tc Isle itself. Mr. and Mrs. Wrig-! eft their Chicago home last week, expect to remain in Avalon until early part of September, it was the "Ferryship to Fairyland" ap- the dock, Porter's Catalina Marine Band played "Hail to Frcqn the bridge of the earner the Whittier State School responded with "California, Here followed a medly of boat automobile horns and even Services of the fire whistle at the were used to swell the ~e of welcome. All the boats in the Were decorated, and flags and ting floated f~om many buildings. from the gangplank to the financier started right in hands and calling everyone by r given names. "Hello, MaIcohn, are the Boy Scouts?" he asked m Renton. Mr. Wrigley!" piped up a ellow in a bathing suit. Io, you're a Boy Scout too, and Your uniform ?" it's too hot today, Mr. Wrig- replied the youngster. 'Tm goin' I could go in swirmuing, too, now!,, replied the financier, with, grin, as he moved on "clown shaking hands until he ted his automobile, then was away to his 3}alatial home, Bit. on the hillside overlooking the of Avalon and its beautiful cres- bay. (Continued on Page 6, Column 2) itl~S,wc,ellingout the chest and exclaim- a ~.L", I'm glad I'm alive,' is quite Ivho'~qlt with solne people. The man "" madel~Ss hapPiest in this world is he allve.,, others feel glad that he tifu~littht.ut a'~appreciation for beau- ~cil,~ tings, a man can travel the th~tt" flvet. and fail to find anything 5eaUty.wu/a appeal to his sense of fishing reels of a true sports- operated by cranks." [Catalina Yacht Club Members Are Generous Givers to According to Ed Abbott, secretary of the Catalina Yacht Club, the club has been presented with a very won- derful telescope by Mr. George" "Whit- tell, Jr., a charter member of the club and owner of the two-masted clipper rig Elia. He is also a member of the Tuna Club. Mr. Whittell and family cruised down from San Francisco, where he resides, stopped on his way at Santa Cruz Islamt, and is now at his moorings off the St. Catherine Ho- tel. He intends to spend the summer cruising around the islands and down to Mexico before going home. The Elia is powered with two New Lon- don Engine Co's 400 H. P. motors, is easily tired, and the pleasure of observation is consequently greatly impaired. With the glass presented by Mr. Whittell these shortcomings are, bow- ever, fully overcome through binocular observation, inasmuch as both eyes are equally engaged. The yacht club is fortunate in hav- ing so many members like Mr. Whit- tell, who are taking such a live and generous interest in its affairs, and it is this spirit that is bound to make the Catalina Island Yacht Club most popular and the largest in numbers on the Pacific Coast. Every member of the club upon arriving at Avalon and AI Malaikah Chanters on Board James W. Jump's Cruiser "Ranger." They Will Sing at the Congregational Church in Avalon on Sunday Morning, August 17, and at the Amphitheatre in the Evening. and is fast under both power and sail. The accommodations are very commo- dious. Captain ~Vhittell intends to cruise to San Diego and attend the annual re- gatta of Southern California Yachting 'Association, to be held there during the week of August 10th, and then go to Ensenada for a short stop, return- ing to Catalina waters for the balance of the summer. The instrument that he presented to the yacht club is the only one of its kind .west of New York City. It is a Prism Binocular Telescope for observation at far distances, and is a very powerful glass, being what is termed 30 to 1. In other words, an object thirty mtl~s away can with this glass, b~:br0ught to a distance of one mile. As every one knows, the old type of telescope causes more or less eye gtrain, and is most inconven- ient, inasniuch as not only the observ- ing eye but also the one not utilized observing the new club house--which is now finished and ready to be sup- plied with furniture--- and then after landing at the club's float and going through the building, express them- seh'es as more than pleased, and in- form Secretary Abbott that this is a REAL YACHT CLUB. Through the generosity of several members of the yacht club there has been presented a number of very use- ful and handsome articles. Mr. Harry Adams presented the signal mast and full set of flags; Mr. A. C. ("Steve") Brode, a generous supply of his fa- mous Clemente Coco Almond Soap; Mr. "l'om Mix paid the expense of the speccially designed lighting fix- tures; Mr. Charles Ramsey thought the clubhouse would not be complete without a barometer and thermometer, both mounted on a polished plaque of mahogany; Mr. W; A. Van Brunt, looking at the bare walls of the as- (Continued on Page 3, Column 2) JAMES W. JUMP NEWLY ELECTED TUNA CLUB PRESIDENT Season of 1923 Most Successful One in Club's History The outgoing president of the Tuna Club, Mr. Ray R. Thomas, and the board of directors, were highly com- mended on the very satisfactory finan- cial standing of the club at the end of the fiscal year. The annual election of officers was held Saturday. The following gentle- men constitute the new board: Presi- dent, James W. Jump, vice-president, Lee A. Phillips; directors, George C. Thomas, Jr., Nelson A. Howard and H. W. Adams. All through the meeting much good natured banter was enjoyed. Andy Martin was presented with the Victoria Alden Cup for his marlin swordfish taken in 1923. It was stated that Mr. Martin, who was awarded "a bushel basket of 1923 prizes last May," bad overlooked the Victoria Alden Cup for the largest marlin swordfish for the season of 1923. Mr. Martin was profuse in his expression 04 g~'ati- tude. He stood, bowed very gracefulIy, and in his very modest manner said "]'hank you, I want to win it again this year." A vaudeville item on the program was an anmsing speech by Air. Ray R. Thomas. Prexy Thomas called:to the front all of the broadbili swordfish anglers, then t~ld thent of the differ- lent baits used in catching tbe "King of the Sea," and presented each aspir- ant for the 1924 swordfish honors with a beautiful little charm. It was a black cat. Thus was the Black Cat Club of Catalina organized. (The pur- pose of the Black Cat Club was not expressly stipulated at the time.) After the ballots and proxies had been counted by a special committee, and the new board of directors an- nounced, a special vote of thanks was given to Mr. Howard S. Dudley for his efficient services as secretary of the organization. Mr. Dudley was re- elected for the season of 1924. When the new board retired to se- lect their president, James W. Jump was elected by unanimous vote. The following committees were ap- pointed : Tackle--Chairman, H. W. Adams; Ralph Bandini and Andy Martin. House--Chairman, A. S. Brode; F. H. Reed and W. A. Van Brunt. Finance--Chairman, Lee A. Phillips; R. R. Thontas and Ben Meyer. Auditing--Chairman, Nelson A. How- ard; Hal E. Roach and H. G. Chaffee. Among those attending the meeting were Ray Thomas, James ~V. Jump, (Continued on Page 10, Column 4)