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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA THE ER (Only When Paid in Advance). One Year .................................... Two Dollars Six ~Ionths ................................... One Dollar Three Months .............................. Fifty Cents Single Copies ................................ Five Cents Display Advertising 50c per Inch, Each Insertion:.. 500 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 25c~ 1914, at the Postofllce at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act of March 3, 1897. to the general public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Polincs and Oov- ernmen, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. FAMOUS LAST WORDS Don't gaff it---the fish is already dead. TWENTY-ONE YEARS AGO While making repairs at the Hotel Glenmore Carl W. Carson, the plum- ber, found a copy of the Los Angeles Herald behind an old wall that was torn out. Following are the items from the date of August 21, 1903: AVALON, Aug. 20.--The nmsic fur- nished by the Catalina Island Marine band is so fully appreciated that, al- though a large number of seats were added this season, it is difficult to se- cure a seat unless by going early. Charles A. Salyer and wife, Mrs. A. M. Salyer, Frank, Esteen, Athea and Edith Salyer of Los Angeles are at Canvas City for a two weeks stay. RoUin A. Podleck, from the Santa Fe general freight office in Los An- geles, is spending his vacation at Ava- lon. Roswell P. Jones of Denver came over early last spring, recovered his health, went to Santa Barbara and is now back again in order to recuperate again. C. H. Mears, E. A. Maas, John Quin- ton, Joe Welsh and N. Mears of Pasa- dena were out with William Toland and caught 156 rock bass, using light trout rods for the purpose and having great sport. F. P. Newport, with Boatman Geo. Michaelis, captured a white black sea bass this morning weighing seventy- eight pounds. TEN YEARS AGO m After glancing over the Islander of August 11, 1914, we have condensed some of the items, as follows: Angler Boschen landed a swordfish weighing 328 pounds, in thirty minutes. A petition is being circulated asking for disincorporation of the City of Av- alon. Yellowtail, barracuda and albacore fishing was exceptionally good. The dancing concession at Pebbly Beach is enjoyinginereased patronage, under Manager DeBarr. War was on between the two glass bottom boat companies, and the pas- senger rate had been cut to twenty- five cents. With the completion of the various :alterations in the Catalina hospital, painters have been at work, and the building is looking spick and span in its new dresS. Keep your eyes on the display win- ,dows at Hoover's Sumner Avenue store. FRANK E. HAND SAYS EDUCATE ILLITERATES Chicago, August 8.--Vv'ithin fifty years American civilization will be a thing of the past unless speedy meas- ures are taken to educate illiterates and aliens in this country. This was the statement of Frank E. Hand, Supreme Vice-Chief Ranger of the Independent Order of Foresters, a fraternal society with 165,000 members in the United States and Canada, in an address here. "The civilization of the Mayflower and the ideals of Washington and Lirv coln," said Mr. Hand, "are being in- undated by a flood of ignorance and anti-American agitation. "There are I0,000,000 persons in this country who are classed as illiterate or near-illiterate. There are 14,0t~),000 foreign-born people in the United States, most of whom are alien in thot, speech and idealism. They are receiv- ing the vote rapidly, and should be taught the English language anti the fundamentals on which this country was founded. "Education of the foreign-born in the duties of citizenship should be an obligation of native Americans. Great fraternal societies like the Independ- ent Order Foresters, which enter thousands of American homes with its fraternal and social benefits, can be made an effective force in reducing the ' ranks of illiterates by encouraging ed- ucation and ideals of patriotism." "UNCLE JOHN" AND "UNCLE REMUS" HERE At Saturday evening's concert Man- ager Porter saw "Uncle John" in the audience. He knew instantly that "Uncle Renms" must be close by, so called on both of them to say a few words to the audience. "Uncle John," in his pleasant voice, that has become familiar in most every home in SOuthern California, said that Avalon was sending a radio message of peace and restfulness to the world. Ourbeautiful hills, our clear water, our soft breezes, etc., were mentioned and praised. "Uncle Renms" made the startling statement that he knew Noah--he of the Ark--intimately; in fact he as- serted he was on the Ark during its forty days pilgrimage. He said that after its historic voyage Noah made him a present of the old Ark, and he turned it over to the Salt Lake rail- road, and they are using it for a sta- tion to this day! After one of "Uncle Remus'" inimit- able harmonica solos had been played, they bade the audience a cheerful good night. ALL NOISE AND SMOKE Reports that an attempt was made last week to blow up the Catalina Ter- minal at Wilmington with several sticks of dynamite were satisfactorily explained to a reporter on the Wil- mington Journal. The explanationwas that the so called "bombs" found un- der the building, "Were lost by mem- bers of a motion picture company who were on their way to Catalina to make some scenes. They. were filled with a gunpowder that would ignite with a flash and make a cloud of smoke." Two Wilmington Boy Scouts found the so-called "bombs" under the building, near one of the piles. Miss Ruth Billheimer of Pasadenais visiting her aunt, Mrs. D. M. Renton. FISHERS FISHING- FISH While fishing from the Manana on Thursday last, L. P. Streeter took a yellowtail on three-six tackle weighing 1514 pounds. Mr. Streeter, who is re- cuperating from a severe illness, said it felt real good to feel a fish on his line once more. He is one of the early pioneers of light tackle angling in these waters, and is hoping to get into the game again. Tuna Clhb visitors for the week in- elude President James. W. Jump, H. W. Adams, A. (~. Brode, H. Earlscliffe, F. H. Reed, Harry J. Mallen, A. R. Martin, R. C. Mankowski, C. Alma Baker, C. B. E., Ray Thomas, W. C. Bradbury, Ralph Bandini, F. P. New- port, L. G. Muri)hy, L. P. Streeter, W. .M. Hunt, H. G. Chaffee, J. Ed Sullivan George C. Thomas, III, Robt. B. Jump, Capt. G. Bradbury, Motley Flint, Ed Doheny, Mack Sennett, Walter Kays, Uncle Remus, Uncle John, B. O. Ken- dall, J. W. Kendall, E. K. Hoak, Ray Dawson, and l)r. Compke. C. Ahna Baker, C. B. E., took an albacore of twenty pounds on three-six tackle on Saturday, the 9th. During Mr. Baker's stay at the Tuna Club he has enjoyed the opportunity of trying out the three regulation outfits--heavy, light and three-six tackles, as allowed by the Tuna Club and Catalina Light Tackle Club rules. Mr~ Baker has also much enjoyed studying the methods used by our anglers, to which he was comparatively a stranger when he ar- rived. His many pleasant experiences during his stay of three or four months will be of great value to him on his return home. Messrs. Tom Potter and Chas. Bar- ton enjoyed a week's fishing, during which time Angler Barton took a nice yellowtail. Incidentally, amongst friend Tom's catch were a few barracuda, which said Tom promptly turned over to our broadbill swordfish anglers. The wily broadbills were fooled by these Potter morsels, and the answer is a new record and three of these wonder- ful fish being brought to gaff. Messrs. Potter and Barton returned to the mainland Sunday. Robert Lusk of Beacon street is happy over the arrival of another granddaughter. She was born in Pas- adena, and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. K. McCaffree. The plump young miss tipped the scales at ten pounds. Mrs. Lusk was present to welcome the new arrival. Some don't get nothin' out of life, But when their whines begin, We kindly just remind them, That they don't put nothin' in. On Time Louise--It's only six o'clock and I told you to come after supper. Theodore~That's what I came after.-- Film Fun. WORLD WAR HERO TO LECTURE HERE AUGUST20TH, AT CoL Dan Morgan Smith, Fortune and Author to Catalina Col. Dan Morgan Smith, in France of the famous death," will be heard at the Wednesday, August 20th, at when he will address a meeting. The Catalina Island tra will give a concert at 2. will deliver his newest lectur~ Spirit of America," or "Who is ning This Country ?" The meeting is open to everyorle admission is free. The World Against Alcoholism is the sponser' Fought Against Spanish Colonel Smith has been a of fortune since as a youngster gaged in gun-running for the His boat being wrecked of the coast, he went ashore and fought the islanders against the SpaniSta' He next commanded a Illinois National guard on the in 1916-17, and at the outbreak world war resigned his a major.to enlist in the regular as a private, hoping thereby to France sooner. On French commanded the first battalion, hundred fifty-eighth infantry, teenth division, A. E. F., applauded at Les Quatres the "battalion of death." He was then protnoted from to lieutenant colonel for the field of battle. He is now of Infantry, CRC., U. S. A. Authority on Law Outside of his war record, Smith has been assistant counsel of the city of Chicago, advocate of Illinois and special States attorney. He has s~ federal and international law. As a writer he is well known, author of "Americanism," "The of a Drink," "The World War," Fields of France," and "Tales 0 Battalion of Death." It is announced that a pouch been authorized by the chief the railway mail service, from direct to San Francisco and via train 75, leaving Los AngelO 8:00 p. m., arriving at San at 9:30 a. m., next day. As pouch leaving at 4:15 would not rive in San Francisco until 6:50 the next day--thus delaying until the third day. All coast mail saves time, as well as that north and east of San Francisco. Watch th7 world ~om-'ee to Catalilcv~