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bx 31 On Wednesday, August 31st, Capt. ~lUssetter, "Lee" to his host of Irtends. will make his last round trip between Wilmington,and Ava- ha as skipper of the SS Catalina," it was announced on August 18th by C. H. Nichols, manager of the ~atalina ,Island Steamship Line. Volume For /-one, No. 34 PRICE: Ten Cents |. Capt. Mussetter has requested Wegmarm Surprise |~at for reasons of health he be re- |;~Ved of his command after making |'~hat is calculated to be more than Harbor Resignation |~;,450 round trips to Avalon. Accord- |~g to~ Mr. Nichols, the new masterAfter more than 22 years as Har- bormaster in Avalon, John Weg- |~ the SS 'Catalina" will be Capt. |~illiam H. Leisk, with Capt. Rolf mann abruptly turned in his resig- |~ber acting as relieving master,nation at last Thursday night's City i~re will be no interruption of Council meeting. |~ ice due to this change in com-The resignation was in the form l~and of the SS "Catalina.' Thereof a letter handed to City Clerk |~ill just be another,skipper on the Fern Whelan just as she entered the |,ridge when the SS Catalina" sails Council Chambers for the meeting. ]:~r Avalon from the mainland each Apparently no one had any advance i'~rning at 10. information of the move and it came i~Lee Mussetter has enjoyed a long as quitea shock to his many |~ d illustrious career, having first friends. Text of the resignation was as |~ ~tered the employ of the Wilming- follows: "I hereby resign as HAR- |~ Transportation Company in |;~Y.of 1912 as master of the gaso- BOR MASTER for the City of Av- i~ powered tug "Listo.' Through alon, effective as of this date, Thursday, August 18th." The Coun- |;' m years he has captained suchcil accepted his r6signation~at their l.[Yaft as the "Warrior." "Falcon." meeting, and have named 'Charles i},~,e. f!rst "Vivo," then the present |~tl~lvo' and the "Vahada." Some of (Chick) Upton, assistant harbor |.~se commands were for com- master, to carry out the duties of l~ies other than the WT Co. but the job until a permanent one is i~, 1922 Lee was appointed masterappointed. Upton has been assistant |[~ the "Hermosa,"-making a trip harbormaster since 1950. |~nd Catalina Island and to the No reason was given for the res- |~saland on occasion. Then, in suc- ignation, and Mr. and Mrs. Weg- |,~: ion was appointed master of the mann left Avalon Monday for a |~"Cabrillo," then the SS "Avalon," short visit with their daughter and l~cl finally in 1935 the SS "Cata- family in Los Angeles, so he could not be contacted for a statement. i ha." Wegmann has been harbormaster for the City since May 15, 1933. when he was appointed to sueeed Byron Halstead. His tenure at the job has been longer than any other harbormaster the City has ever had. The City Council has not yet made a permanent appoir~ment to the post, and have not indicated a time or asked for applications up to this week. ~.0~ course World-War I1 inter- ]~ted Lee's life and he served as a i~rbor Pilot of the Port of Long l~aeb and was inducted into the Guard Temporary Reserve. |~n at war's end, he again took |~and of the "Avalon,' and then i'~ 'Catalina." after he had assisted (Continued on Page Seven) AUGUST 25/ 1955 Santa Catalina Island, Calif, | Firs Marlin Worfh Waiting For. "FIRST MARLIN OF THE YEAR" was the shout from the Pleasure Pier 't last Friday when Gerald Garreff (w,th pole) of Pasadena, who hasn yet furnecJ 21, brought in the No. I Marlin of the season. As indicat- ed by the sign, the fish, weighed 155 pounds when S a, I Arno gave it an official check wlfh the scales. Skipper of the Jeramar from which he caught the marlin was Bob Davis, right. Helper at the "left was not identified. (Story on Page Seven). --Creed s Photo. CAPTAIN LEE MUSSETTER SCHOOL OFFICES TO City Cracks Down OPEN NEXT MONDAY ,On Garbage In preparation for the opening of the new school year on Monday, Some changes have been made in September 12, 1955, Mr. George R. the City garbage collection proced- McKelvie, Principal, and Miss Vera ures and the Ordinance, covering M. Bru, Counselor, of the Avalon them is ~ublished in this week's is- Schools will be in their offices all sue of the Islander. of the week of August 29th; then, they will be attending meetings in According ,to City officials, the Long Beach the week of September careless manner in which some 6th. Mrs. Helen McCarte and Mrs. p~ople are disposing of their gar. Edith Zalesky will return to their bage has necessitated the changes and new conditions made in the or- desks at the school on September dinance. The main sections of the lsf. new law make it, mandatory Ior No student, Kindergarten through every household to have a galvan- the 12th grade, need register before lzed garbage container with a tight the opening day of school. Registra. lid. According to the ordinance, to tion will be conducted for all--re- use any other npn-deseript contain- turning students and students newer shall he a misdemeanor. to the Island/in all grades--on the first clay of~school, September 12th. The new law, which goes into ef- fect immediately, also designates However, Mr. McKelvle reports that that the 50'gallon drums which have either he or Miss Bru would be happy to visit with parents relative beenin someUSedcasesf r furnishedgarbage dtsposalby the city)(and to school problems anytime during can no longer be used in such man- the week of August 29th. net. The ordinance adds that the S e n i o r high school students~ galvanized containers must be used, grades 10 through 12, fire all other giving a choice in sizes to meet all (Continued em Page Seven) (Co.tlm.xl on l'=ge Seven)