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August 27, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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CATALINA ISLANDER PAGE THREE By William-~J. Doran Hawkins pitched himself to an- victory. The Island- cracked miserably when safe. No excuse for the to drop without an outfielder same when the proverbial ~ driven a mile high. However, awkms "slett/ed down and hurl- brand 6f ball in spite of that the outfielders had a ref- It looked as if the Cubs an easy time of it, as the Opened the ninth inning four Several balls via the AI- and Gaston act fell safe, and nkershim crew went after the Tris Speaker's Indians. They the last man was out, and to winning the contest, as Were clogged when the last Went out by t~he strike-out CATALINA DIFFERENT THAN OTHER SEASIDE RESORTS By Chas. H. Smith Every seaside resort has its individ- uality-especially is this true of Ava- lon, on the magic isle of Catalina. It is different from any other seaside re- sort on the Pacific Coast, for several geasons. Why is Catalina differcni ? Because of its location, primarily, which renders it practically free from the mainland nuisance of automobile traffic congestion and noise. To be sure, during the daylight hours Avalon now has many automobiles and trucks engaged in its business affairs, but with the coming of the evening hour the dangerous silent steed of the mainland here becomes a negligible quanity. When you cross the street you are not in danger. When you are listen- ing to the band concert, to a radio broadcasting station, or to the gentle talk of a loved one, you are not star- tled or rudely disturbed by the raucous horn of a madly driven vehicle. You do not have to fear for the safety of children of feeble folk. They are safe after dark on the streets of Avalon-- not only Saturday evening, but every evening. The water is different at Avalon. It is generally quite clear, and still--there being no surf except during some of the winter storms when the wind The same still water has also been a factor in making fishing from row boats a popular pastime at Catalina. It also adds to the pleasure of those who visit Catalina in their own power boats, for they can land from or remain on their vessels without any discomfort being caused by rough water. Like- wise, it makes possible the daily land- ing at Avalon piers of thousands of passengers who cross the channel in great steamships. Without still water the wonderful submarine gardens of Catalina would be an unknown quantity. The possible variety of entertain- ment at Avalon is also different from that of the average seaside resort. We have here not only music and dancing, churches and theatres, boating and fishing, golf and tennis, board wal!