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PAGE EIGHT l lll Y ] year was set at 33 1/3 cents on each bv eating nine bowls of Captain Geo. LCan You Recall [ ,of,aluat on X Cor, ell', famous fish chowder Yellowtail and swordfish anglers (This writer can assure you that it esteraa, .' from San Clemcnte Island report good ~as great chowder.) fishing. * * * I lilt[,| Compiled from l)r. George C, alIanger and Milton Fifty Years Ago t| ~lm| I,files of t ray of ~an Franmsco have recorded From the files of the Los Angeles The Catalina Islander two swordfish that were taken while Herald-Express of July 19, 1890: by (has. H. Smith fishing as guests of Dr. B. F. Alden News Synopsis: The board of Super- ~,f San Francisco. Ten Years Ago From The Catalina islander of Au- gust 20, 1930: Here is an extract from'a talk with Lt. Dean Smith. pilot with Commander Byrd on his Antartic expeditit,~, re- ported by Mrs. Ahna Ovcrholt: "~ "You have sights here much m(N,e wonderful than any at the South Pole. In 5,our submarine gardens 1 actually saw fish roosting in trees. Not onl;: one fish, but dozens of them. And "I am really known as a nlan whose ver- acity of observation has never beeu questioned." The Avalon High School was an- nounced to open September 8. W. L. Valentine brought to gaff a marlin swordfish weighing 132 pounds. Charlie Chaplin was an Avalon visit- or. Romcr Grey, son of Zane Grey, captured a marlin weighing 161 ponnds. It look him 31 minntes to bring it to gaff. R. C. Grey, brother of Zane Grey, also is a fisherman. He took a marlin weighing 126 0ounds. Dr. M, F Weymann of Los Angeles was high man of the week .~o far as marlin swordfish are c-ncerned. Hi~ catch weighed 330 r~ounds amt it took him 3 hours and 10 minutes to land the big fellog/. "Jack" tells how- to become a good diver. Twenty Years Ago From The Catalina Islander of : u- visors yesterday, on motion of Super- Mr. and Mrs. Hancock Banning and ~is~r 1)avis, made Catalina Island a family veer( reported in camp at Johu- son's Landing. A swordfish weighing 284 pounds was brought to gaff by Zane Grey. The fight lasted eight hours. W'ith sixteen entries in a golf tour- nament on the Catalina links, J. R. K. Higginbotham of London, England, was pronounced the winner of t!~e John Powers cup, by defeating C. F Pratt of lx~s Angeles. The Los Angeles Times camp on Catalina Island closed after entertain- ing over 1(100 newsboys. "The abbreviated bathing suit, or girls wearing boys' bathing suits, seems to be the accepted style in Avalon this season." Miss W. Mitchell is said to have made a record at the Catalina Isthmus t,wnship, to be known as Catalina Township. C. C. Case was appointed Justice of the Peace there. '--o-- VEHICLE TAXES DATE BACK OVER CENTURY Evidently there's nothing new under the sun ! Persons who believe that taxes on vdficles originated after the advent of the automobile must now consider new evidence that such levies are much older than the horseless carriage. According to the Automobile Club of Southern California, a tax receipt, more than 120 years old, was discover- ed recently near Birdsboro, Pennsyl- vania, showing that $2 was paid as a 3'ear's license on a two-wheel carriage. O 112 Avalon Blvd.--Wilmington--Phone 129 AUTO REPAIRS AND CATALINA STORAGE Monthly Rates Agents for Wiilard Batteries, Dayton Tires and Richfield Gasoline gust 24, 1920: r PHONE AVALON 161 PHONE RICHMOpIO 6171 ~ 'ork was connncnced on Friday of AVALON, CALIF. 1719 ~O. FLOW~'k ST. last week laying the fonudation of the Los ANGELES new quarters of the The Catalina Is- RAY C. WALL, REPRESENTATIVE OF land0r, located in Parker "u. near I ly opposite the City Hall. The Catalina t IVY OVERHOLTZER Inc. ~Islander was then'in its seventh vear. 9 Married--August 19, 1920, by "Rev. ~ FUNERAL DIRECTOR T. M. Price, Eagene Redewill of Los Angeles and May Harris of Phoenix, ~, "`~*`.~Y~*'~`~.`~`~.~'`~.`~.`~.`~.`~.~'~'~.*~.~.~.~.~~.~.~.~ Arizona ! The Avalon schools are annonneea ~ to open the first Mouday in Septem- .~ her' with the f ll wing staff : C" ~V" i VI~lI L ~'S i Rorabeck, principal; F. Beulah Lang- don, Miss May Barlotti, assistants Miss Ruth Kitzman, kindergarten. August 22, A. J. Coxe, president of ~ the Catalina Tuna Club, brought to 1 F I r ~ [ ~,~" ' '~ "~ T ! gaff seven bluefin tuna, weighing from 104 t 156 D unds--said t be a i FI OIFIL ( [ i record. Mrs. Keith Spaulding caught a tuna weighing 116 pounds, while her hus- band is credited with t~o--108 and 92 .n s INAi brought to gaff a marlin swordfish weighing 346 pounds. Since June Mr. Hooper is credited with having landed 54 bluefin tuna. Tuna caught to date, 550; marlin | swordfish, 35; broadbill swordfish, 3. ~ "~ Mr. and Mrs. Philip K. Wrigley re- turned from Catalina Island to the $. (Second Edition) mainland via the Goodyear pony 1 blimp. During the World ~vVar Philip K. Wrigley was a Jtmior Lieutenant ~. at the Naval Station on the Great 1 Lakes. " i James W. Junlp in his cruiser Ranger. ~ i Mr. and Mrs. John I/, Maurer (,f ~ Middle Ranch entertained a party of ~ Ix~s Angeles friends there last we~'k. ~ The Fifth Street Store, 1,us Angeles, ~ ~1 reserved the entire seating capacity~ / I of the Strand Theatre, Avalon, for the i afternoons of August 2, 3, 4 and 5, for the entertainment of their employees. ~. The Board of Trustees of the City ~ .~ of Avahm fixed $28,76952 as the ~ i amount necessary to be raised by tax-,on sale at at(on to carry on the various depart- ments of the city for the fiscal year ~: 1920-1921, and pay the bonds and other ~ ~ indebtedness. " ~ S Twenty-Five Years A~o ~ From The Islander of August 24, The Avalon City tax rate for the ~~'~m,* -~~**~,~.~,e~,-~~~~.~.~{ THE CATALINA GOOD ADVICE TO D~ring the past five vearS have bem~ a total of 121 deaths cidental drowning in the area by the Los Angel'es County Heal partment, figures released'to