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Ci y Hopes +o End These 'Sigh s' 'Wrong Way' Swim Scheduled Saturday Dr. Bill Sla+ter, 47, plastic surgeon, and Chuck Day, 36, hquor salesman, both of l~ng Beach, will attempt a :'wrong way" swim to Catalina Is- land this Saturday. They hope to make the crossing in 18 hours. The two swimmers will leave Long Point at Palos Verdes about six p.m. Saturday, and hope to reach Emerald Bay here on Cata- lina. Only one other swimmer has ever successfully made the crossing from the mainland to Catalina, that being Jose .Cortin~53.-It took him 32 hours. Day has engaged in several dis. tance swims in Europe, while Dr. Slater recently returned to the sport after 25 years in retirement and swam the Salton Sea and Lake Mead, setting a record at Lake Mead. The two swimmers will be in Av- alon tomorrow noon to check on arrangements at this end of the pro- posed swim. OF LOCAL NOT~ Mr. and Mrs. John LeGraffe and Mr. and Mrs. George Preston of Los THE CATALINA ISLANDER Thursday, August 25, 1955 MUSEUM GETS REQUESTS FOR CATALINA MEMORABILIA Officials of the Catalina Island Museum Society have had requests from patrons through Miss Ruth Eaton, of the Museum's Information Desk, for several items of Catalina memorabilia. According to Miss Eaton, there have been.several requests for dis- play pictures of the yacht "Valiant" which went d~,n about 20 years ago off Casino Point. Other items of interest among the Museum visi. tors who are familiar with Catalina include information on the famous old hammer triangle, which pre- ceeded the Chimes and was used to gather Avalonians together. Requests have also been made for a picture of Old Ben, the famed seal, as well as a picture of Peter Gano, his horse and cart. Anyone with pictures or information about the above Catalina figures of the past are requested to contact Miss Eaton at the Museum, visiting hours of which are 2 to 4 and 8 to 10 daily. Angeles, and+Mrs. Fred Tyler of ~, New York City are enjoying the = i beauties of Catalina. They are I Dr. John K. Gdkerson, Jr. i especially impressed by the sight- l Chiropractor + seeing trips and courtesy of the in- l Island. It is also!Dffiee Hours---Every Weekendi habitants of the the first place they had ever lived} i~21 24I where front doors may be left un- Clarissa Phone locked ! -" + I II Ill I Ill Ill STEAMER CHEDULE Wilmington with connections to los Angeles and Long Beach hlREE SCENES which the City of Ave!on hopes.w;l! cease to exist re shown above, taken at random in the city. W!th the new ordi- in effect (printed on page eight) such examples will be ;n rio- of municipal law. ~-Gene's Photos. it ,3? GOING Leave Avalon 4:30 P.M. Arrive Wilmington 6:30 P.M. RETURNING Leave Wilmington 10:00 A.M. Arrive Avalon 12:10 P.M. HAVE VISITORS LOCAL NOTES All Sailings on Daylight Savings Time. ;ht Sgt. Major Andrew Joseph Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Myers and Connecting service to Los Angeles and Long Beach. ~, wife, Gloria, and three family Lynn, Gall and Robert re- F A R E S lters are visiting his parents, turned to their home in San Mateo, Between AVALON, CATALINA and WILMINGTON and Mrs. Andy Dobek for a fewCalif following a two week on Cat- s. Sgt. Major Dobek is between alina. Guests of the Myers over the ~31[~L FARE I HALF FARE ments, this being his last be- weekend were Dr. and Mrs. Isham One- Way $2.96 j (Children under 12 yrs & over 5) retirement. His home is in and family of San Diego. I Fed Tax 30 ] One - Way $1.48 and, Oregon, where he is at-Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pauley return-] -----] Fed. Tax 15 d to the Oregon National ed to the mainland following a three I d Air Arm as an instructor, week Avalon vacation. Pauley is t ONE WAY, Complete $326 ] ONE WAY " " --'- with the Automotive Section of the [ BOTH WAYS, Complete $6.52 I BOTH",~omplete $1.631 ~ENWRITERS VISIT Mirror-News and Mrs. Pauley is sec- ~ WAYS= Complete $3.26 t and Mrs. Bob Ellis Reel, ofretary to Edwin Schallert, Drama I Children under 5 carried free when accompanied by parent or guardian. amed screenwriting team o1 Editor of the Times, They were / and Logan, are visiting in Av- guests of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Nance 4 Schedule sub3ect to change without notice. With old-time friends, Ray and on Clarissa Street. ;o McKee. The husband and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Libbing re- 1 CATALINA ISLAND STEAMSHIP LINE teamed up for fifteen years of turned to Taft after visiting their most of the books for the daughter and son-in-law Mr. and F. Zanuek musicales. They Mrs. Robert Krause of the Catalina retired and live in Beverly Players While in Avalon they enter-IIII III I II II I I I I rained the Players at a breakfast. - ,