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August 10, 1944

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weekly at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California Avalon's newspaper, containing the local news of this wonderful Island Ilaseball training field for the Chicago "Cubs". RWffI'0~: Y~ar round rrrecca for tourists and travelers. Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, riding, fishing, hiking, marine gardens. Unexcelled accommodations. AVALON. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA THURSDAY. AUGUST 10. 1944 VOLUME XXXl NO. 33 PROM THE U S O Junior Hostesses ialon to entertain the men week-end, at the very ~ees ]ield every two veeeks They were greeted at ~Y" by'two of their own frolll tile Comptou High they at tended before e Service. Both and men were delighted to ar f~ces. The men further as- ! ~Ostesses bv carrying the r the honlc "of Mrs. Dodge. and 3 Svnior Hostess- by Mrs. Joe .Dodge USUal tasty'and delicious din- illOrlu consisted of meat loaf, tto, cole slaw and month rolls (said rolls generosity of Mrs. Eliza- ; for dessert, there was th cookies. The cookies Mrs. William Petersen. Pus heard during the meal that perfection had been tus was unable to offer its is trip for which the girls being a well trained Understood that it was over which no one Kenny Taylor made a dances, and offered the Coast Guard in helping involved. Due to the ,g facilities are limited small we have been more than twenty five time. Result -- great Roth who are here offered their services Wednesday evenings afternoons during their worked at the Holly- and will be able to give ideas for making our Interesting to the Ser- Roth accompanied the ered her services in emer- "-dnesday evening Mr. entertained with his mt~si- was assisted at the piano Anthens. F~very one en- means of making mus- But i't a l"rue GqP, IT RIlN IN RIVULETS ~OCAIN . HER FACE AS SHt2 3WilA1 TO $HOR6 IF COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN GATCH ALBACORE Because of the Na.val restrictions placed on the operation of the com- mercial fishing craft during the past ten days, the boats returning to Avalon with their catches of albacore have been greatly reduced. Two weeks ago more than five hundred commercial fishing craft operaled out of Avalon harbor for several days. A number of the vessels now check in at Catalina Harbor and the Isthmus. Since August first, the Arno Broth- ers, Joe and Salvatore, who operate the Avalon fish market on the pleasure pier, have handled more than 100,000 pounds of albacore at their barge lo- cated near the pleasure pier. For the month of July, 1944, the total amounted to more than 388,000 pounds, and a tax of $1,471.80 was paid to the City of JAP SUBMARINE REPORTED Lurking in Southern California waters while President Roosevelt was at a "West Coast Naval Base", a Jap submarine was reported August 3rd~ to have surfaced a few miles off the coast two weeks ago and was fright- ened away by an ~lert San Pedro fishe~xnan. The fisherman who saw the sub was Captain Harry F~ Evans, 668 W. 38th Street, San Pedro, who told friends and neighbors the story of how he escaped from the pig boat to notify Coast Guard and naval author- ities of his discovery. Sighting the submarine as it sur- faced not far from his speedy, high- powered, 40-foot fishing boat SKIP- PY, at mid-morning, between Santa CatMina and San Ctemente Island. Captain Evans drol~ped his lines and glad to bring any Avalon. roared away to Los Angeles Harbor available to the There are other commercial fishingto make an immediate report, neigh- ' expressed their apprecia- 'barges located in Avahm Bay, and one bors and friends said. M~Cl-lland who came to HERE FOR SOMF~ TIME. u a job, bttt who used his barge is anchored at Pebble Beach. building morale both at The barges anchored at Catalina It was believed that the snb crew I at Camp Cactus. Harbor, recorded more than 500,00(I saw Captain Evan's boa.t speedint~ .o see Mrs. E. R. Abbott pounds of albacore for the month of and started underthe snrface and luly Commercial fishermen operating probably escaped. tn Y Allen back with ns at ]n tim vicinity of san Nicolas Islan(il The under-sea raider was sighted on oar. Both these former re unable to work during nse the Catalina Harbor barges forJuly 22nd, just two days .after t'res- their depository. Ea 'h ,wening the re- ident Roosevelt made lfis acceptance ~nack Bar hours, so they frigeration boats come .from San Pedro speech to the Democratic National the afternoons making and Long Beach to collect the day's Convention from a "West Coast Naval so forth in prel)aratior. len the food service be- anks Mrs. Abbott and men appreciate what is a kind of pheasant. ]n Asia and the East Indi~ it is regarded as trious castes. lk,* the City Utilities six sheep as LAWN catch and transport it to the can- neries. Fishermen estimate that the alba- core season will continue through the month of August, and probably the run nlay last until September 15. --Buy A'n Extra Bond-- Air laundering machines, developed for war plants making sensitive equip- ment, will be put on the postwar market by American manufacturers m household models, which can be at- tached to any furnace. l~ase". It was believed that the big boat had been in California waters for some time and the commander had heard the President's broadcast. Coincklcntally, it was recalled that when the President was making a "war speech" from the White House on February 23rd, 1942, a Jap sub surfaced and lobbed a number of shells at an oil field near Elwood, not far from Santa Barbara. Reprint from The Los Angeles Examiner. CITY OF AVALON AFFAIRS by AI Bombard, Mayor At the last meeting of the City Coun- cil, Dr. Fred Perske, former Mayor and ('ity (k)uncihn'an, presented his resignation stating that it would be imp~,ssible for him to attend couucil meetings in the future. We regret very nmch that the War has so chang- ed things that one of our very active and civic minded members has been qorced to take up residence on the nminland and establish his practice there. However we appreciate all the things that Dr. l'crske has stood for in Avalon affairs, and take this means in thanking him for his hard work and enterprise while here. We wish you all the success possible in your new location Doc and hope to have you with us again when the Whr is won. Following the resignation of Dr. Perske the Council unanimously elected Harold Stamford to fill the vacated seat and serve out the unexpired por- tion of Dr. Perskes' term. At this time l would like to remind all the re- sidents of Avalon that most of your councilmen are business men who are actively trying to serve you in a busi- ness way, even though they are short of help and are therefore quite busy during the day time. So if you have some problem to take up with the City I suggest that you contact City Busi- ness Manager Lester Smith who will either handle it immediately or present it to the Council at a regular meeting. Also, you axe always welcome to attend the Council meetings and present what- ever problem you may have that has to do with City business. One thing that has come to my at- tent'ion is the growing disregard to. health and sanitation rules by some residents in the handling of their gar- bage disposal City ordinances pro- vide that garbage shall be put in cov- ered containers and placed where the garbage truck can collect it at regular collection time. Lately some persons are mixing their garbage with the rub- bish and trash. Leaving the garbage in open containers allows the fflies to get into the material and use it for a nesting place and soon we may find ourselves plagued with a large increase of the common house fly as well as the blue bottle fly. In addition to this the open garbage container is unsightly and very obnoxious to those interested in keeping Avalon a ne~t, clean and heahhful City as it has been in the past. A litth~ c,~operation on the part of those careless p-'ople will be appreciated. ----ON TO VICTOR ~ ~. The go~,ney bird .found ~nly on Midway lsl:md, must be taught to fly bv its parents. Capt. Peter Wan~~r, -Marine aviator, tatvght gooney "orphan.C' to take to the air, using the airstream from a dive bon~ber. Under the reign of Philip the Good (1396-1-107), l)uke of Bua'gundy, Bur- gundy was the wealthiest, most pro- sperous and lranquil state in Europe. Philip's Court far surpassed in brilli- ancy lhos,2 of his contemporaries. Under field conditions 25,(100 Amer- icari soldiers wear out 800 pairs of shoes each day.