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_ | ~ SANTA CATALINA ISLAND A .,~'l~r~Z~t~\'-~ ~,~" .~.a~- KFWO, Wave Length 211.I ~_ ~ ~' ~t~x ~ ~" ~c~ ~ ~ -" ~ i Broadcasting Daily from. ,, "The Isle with a Smde ] gbe!is.hed weekly at Ava . , , | ~/ newspaper, cont unsts .ag.a travelers. i [~r, ld. Official public eball, riding, fis.nmg., | ~ortsmen. Baseball training field for Chicago "Cubs." walKing, manne gardens, wnexceneo accommotmuon~. CAPTAIN HANCOCK BANNING 1865-1925 I I By Ernest Windle Captain Hancock Banning of Wil- mington, who was one of the recent OWners of Catalina Island, passed Way Friday, August 7th, at the Good ;~rnaritan hospital in Los Angeles. he funeral services were held Mon- day from Pierce Brothers' Mortuary, I-Iancock Banning was the youngest son of General Phineas Banning, who founded Wihnington, California, and Who more than half a century ago had ratleh to do with planning the present city and harbor of Los Angeles. About the time of their father's death,! the "Banning Brothers" purchased Catalina Island from George R. Shat- t and an English syndicate then own- ~g it. Under the firm name of the arming Brothers, The Wihnington ransportation Company and the San- ~a Catalina Island Company, the three rothers, William, Joseph B. and aneock, and other business associ- ates, conducted business in Southern alifornia for many years, in 1919 8arita Catalina Island and the Wil- ~qington Transportation Company was SOld to Mr. William Wrigley Jr. Five Years ago Judge Joseph B. Banning l~assed away. Hancock Banning was] .vie~-president of the different com- les for twenty-five years. Hancock Banning was born May 12, 1805, at Wilmington. His fannly still occupies the oht Banning honte in the northern part of that city. In connection with the island re- sort, the Bannings operated the Wil- mington Transportation Company, run- ning the steamers Cabrillo and Her- most between Wilmington and Avalon. Their investment in the island and the steamer line represented about $2,000- 000. who resides at the Bihmore hotel, and Mrs. Robert Ross, 502 South Common- wealth avenue, and Mrs. Joseph Ban- ning, widow of his brother. Hancock Banning, Jr., lives in San Merino, and George Hugh Banning, the other son, lives in Berkeley. Mrs. J. C. McFarland, the daughter, lives in South Pasadena. Her husband is a member of the law firm of Gibson, president. I In addition to his many business and [ Mr. Banning was a member of the social activities on the mainland, Cap- LIGHT TACKLE CLUB TROPHIES The Catalina Light Tackle Club has received another beautiful loving cup, this time from Willard A. Van Brunt of its Executive Conmtittee. The cup is for the largest albacore of season. The Club now has three cups and two trophies th~,t go to the winners at the season's close as follows: For largest albacore by lady, Silver Dunn and Crutcher. Captain Phineas Banning died in trophy. Presented by Mrs. Keith Hancock Banning, whose love for 1885, and in 1892 the Banning Broth- Spalding. 1 For largest albacore, Silver loving the sea, was one of his predominating ers purchased Catalina Island. Previ-'cup. Presented by Mr. W. A. Van characteristics, held a master marl- ons to their purchase of the Island I Brunt. , ner's license since he was 21 years of property the Banning family had oftenI For largest white sea bass, Silver age. He was long prominent as a spent their suntmers in Avalon and at yachtman and his "Judge" and "La the Isthmus, then notlfing more than cup. Presented by Mr. L. P. Strceter. For largest yellowtail, Silver loving Paloma" were among the fastest yes-la camping ground. sels on the Pacific coastin the ohl Captain Hancock Banning had been!cup' Presented by Mr. T. McD. I days. ! ill for some months. \Vhen an opera- i Potter. i Mr. Bannmg rearmed Miss Anne l tion for appendicitis was found tiec-'~ For largest tuna by lady, Silver Ophella, daughter of iormer Judge essarv, a contplicated condition of tlteITrphy" Presented by Mrs. L. P. I(;corge H. Smith of the appellate l al;pentlix was discovered. Other oler- Streeter. i ccnrt of California. Mrs. Banning is ations followed, but the patient failed All the above are for light tackle !prominent in society and a leader in lto regain his strength. All the tnetn- competition, and should arouse a live- Ipatriotic and charitable work. During/bets of his family were at the bed- Iv interest in the gante. The Club's new special gold button the Worhl War she orgauized the lsitle when the end came at 7:05 on for taking a marlin swordfish on light /"Red Cross Shop" and served as its !August 7th. tackle has been received. It has a white goht swortlfish mounted on the Catalina Tuna Club, The Catalina Is- tain Hancock Banning was very much land Yacht Club, Jonathan, Los Ange- interested in the development of Cata- yellow gold button, attd is very effec- tive. Mrs. L. P. Strceter is sporting the only one issued so far. The Club has taken in two new members since our last issue. Mr. W. ,A. \'an Brunt for his 32 pound blue l fin' tuna on light tackle and Mr. Geo. ,J. Tuekett for his 191~ pound albacore taken on Three-Six tackle. THl=" CATALINA ISLANDER SHADOWS ByF. L.P. The shadows which dance on the screen of our life Are something which seenl but a myth, not a strife. But could we but know, as we enter the fray, Just how large a part those shadows will play, Vfe'd guard our thoughts closely, and, armed with the rigbt, No giant could stop us--,we'd sure win the fight. For shadows may mar, or lift up at our will; The shadows are life, each one but a still. l.ooking backward, we see "What might have been," And long for a chance to live over again. So forward, look forward, and gnard your thoughts right-- NO giant can stop you, you'll sure win the fight. "The shadows of doubt"--ah, me, could we kll o*,v How each tiny doubt to a mountain will grow. They tear us apart, ruining life, home and ~e,3ce. And fling us away, a wreck, on the beaeh. ~ut shadows of hope can step in and win Where shadows of doubt have caused us to sin, THIr CATA, LINA ISLANDER And So On lndefinit~'dy i "What is the modern girl coming to?" commented Mrs. Oldwed. "Slowly, but surely," replied Mr. Oldwed, "to that period of life when she will ask that very same question." --Judge. los Athletic and Los Angeles Country lina Island as a pleasure resort. Oht- Clubs, the' California Yacht Club, the timers remember the days when he Uplifters and the Bohemian Club of!often for pleasure, piloted the compa- San Francisco. He belonged to the !ny's 'steamers to the pier at Avalon. Native Sons of the Golden West and i Captain Alex Sufith, who recently was an influential metnber of the passed away, and Captain Hancock Chamber of Commerce. [Banning were firm friends. One of Besides the widow and two sons and lthe oht-timers recalled the following the daughter, Mr. Banmng is survived rincident: As vice-president of the Is- by his brother, Captain Williatn Ban-/land Company Captain Hancock Ban- ning, two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Norris, I (Continued on Page 6, Column z') Captain Hancock Banning's Greek Amphitheatre. On several occasions Captain Banning played cornet solos from the hand p~tform. Note the inellne railway car in the center of the picture. This was one of Captain Banning's plans for the development of Buena Vista Park. m