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PAGE TEN ,:, , , CATALINA ISLAND YACHT CLUB OPENING A SUCCESS (Continued from Page 1. Column 4) The cut on the first page gives a very fair idea of the building, but of course does not convey a conception of the beauty of its coloring, etc. The illustration was made from a drawing by the Architect, Harry K. Vaughn of Los Angeles, and seldom has a build- ing been constructed in which the plans of the Architect were so faithfully fol- lowed. So many compliments were passed upon the general scheme and arrangement of the clubhouse that we cannot begin to enumerate them. Com- modore John C. Piver of the San Fran- cisco Yacht Club, said that he believed that in two or three years the Catalina Island Yacht Club would be the largest one on the Pacific coast. Commodore Butcher of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club passed the remark: "This is a real yacht club." The main building is 45x50 feet in dimensions, while the pier extends out fifty feet further, with a landing float 12x50 feet at the outer end. One land- ing leads up to the clubhouse, while a second one leads direct to the shore. The latter will be used for carrying supplies to the vessels, and by the em- ployees. The main building contains a large assembly room, rest rooms, of- rice, chart room, sun parlor, employees quarters, etc. The tower on the east- erly ~t~s fifty feet in height, at the top. Of which is an intermittent flash- light, which may be seen from a dis- ,~ance of twelve miles out at sea. Sur- lnounting the tower is a beautiful dome, covered with gold, while above it is an attractive weather vane, with the cardinal points of the compass accu- rately indicated. The building is painted white, with light blue trimmings. The interior is so arranged and decorated that there are many reminders of a vessel. A large ship's wheel graces .the bridge deck, another surrounds the clock. There are also a fine barometer, splendid bi- nocular telescope, charts, signal flags, cannon, etc. A fine feature of the decorations on Saturday evening was an exhibition of paintings made by J. Duncan Oleason, a Los Angeles artist who makes a specialty of marine views. The several canvasses attracted much attention, and we understand that the artist :found buyers for several of them. Herbert Earlscliffe made everybody happy by the presentation of a finelot Of flowers for the opening event. C. V. Means was instrumental in securing a lot of hat favors, which soon Converted the heads of the dan- cers into a veritable kaleidoscope of. colors as they spun around the room. Most of those present had a glance at the beautiful gold membership card presented to Mr. William Wrigley, Jr., on Sunday evening, August 16th. Com- modore Jump watched over it carefully. According to secretary Abbott there is quite a probability that the next an- nual regatta of the Pacific Coast Yachting Association and the Southern California Association will be held at Catalina. We noticed "Uncle John" Daggett was present. He appeared to enjoy the "dancing, There was quite a party with him: Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lockwood, Miss Gladys Meyers0 Miss Edythe Petysch and Miss Elaine Thomas. Among Avalonites present were D. M. Renton, general manager of the Santa Catalina Island Company; M. S. Patrick, Mr. and Mrs. W, H. M~cahy, J'. T. Richey, Win. McIntyre and oth- ers. Following is the roster of the Cata- lina Island Yacht Club as of date, August 23, 1924, together with the names of their boats: Charter Members Name Boat Baldwin, B. M ............................. Hopestill Case, Dr. L. H .......................... Mapuna Churchhill, O. P ........................... Galliano Ehns, Jas. A .............................. Waperry Frank, Jas. A ..................... Lucky Strike Gillespie, F. A ............................. Mary G. Helhnan, Irving H ............................. Rex Helhnan, Marco H ............. Retta Laura Johnson, Carl F ..................... Myrno II. Jump, Jas. W ................................. Ranger Mallen, H. J ............................. Harry, Jr. Martin, A. R ............................. Erna IlI. May, Wilbur D ............................... Uncas Mead, Wm. H ......................... Idol-Ours Meyer, Ben R ............................. Ethal #2. Meyer, Will F ............................ Alice A. Miller, Horace G ..................... Rolin, Jr. Mix, Tom ................................ Miss Mixit Murphy, E. W ............................... Corsair Overton, Eugene ..................... ; Spindrift Ramsey, Chas. R ....................... Rameses Roach, Hal E .................................... Gypsy Van Brunt, W. A ......................... Ida M. Wilson, G. B ................................. La Jota Wilson, W. W .............................. LaJota Wilson, E. C ................................... La Jota Whittelt, Geo. Jr ................................. Ella Regular Members Name Boat Adams, Morgan ........................ Henrietta Albertson, F. S ........................... Katinka Baxter, Jno. E ...................... Greyhound Behrens, H. A ................................ Dawn Bixby, J. W ................... .. ....... Percolator Bloeser, Jno. C ................................ Irene Bosbyshell, E. C ............... Scaramouche Brown, Wnl. L ....................... Greyhound, Chaffee, H. G ................................. Una C. Christie, AI. E .............................. Apache Combs, V. T ..................................... Anelia Cope, R. J ..................................... Patricia Cornish, Herbert L ................. Mandarin Davis, Dr. A. J ........................... Suzanne Doheney, Edw. L., Jr ................. Casiana Fairfield, Dr. G. M ........... Belle Campo Ford, Todd ................................ Lenadora Fuller, W. P. Jr ....................... Bob-Cat Gardner, A. M ........................ Nimporte Hand, George H .......................... VeraH. Handley, A ...................... Mary Bill III. Hayes, Victor ............................ No Name Hesselberger, Milton ................ Mollelou Hubbell, Chas. E. W ................... Arrow Hurst, J. T ....................................... Scout Kandall, J. W ................... Skip Jack, Jr. Little, D. P. N ............................ Trident Lombard, W. A ........................ Junipero Lord, Harry ....................................... Dory Morgan, Gad ................................ Tiburon Morrow, Herbert L ................ Winsome Nordhoff. Edw. J ........................ Harida Patrick, J. H ................................... ~uest Radford, Douglas R .................. Pelican Rector, George H .......................... Yebis Robbins, A. C .......................... Go Some Sanger, Art R ........................... Dreamer Spalding,S. M ..................... Padariva II. Stringfellow, W. B .......... Bit o' String Warmington, Wm. C ............................... Whiffen, H. S ............................. Thorfin Wright, Howard ............... 2 ........... Siwash Vaughn, Harry K ........................ Wanda Associate M~mbera Abbott, E.R. Jeferies, W. P. Bandini, Elliot Mackay, H. S. Jr. Barden, S.H. Meader, Mack Bell, H.A. Munsey, Fred E. Nemus, George H. Nickel, J. A. Brode, A.C. Osborne, Earl R. Brown, H.D. Reed, Fred H. Brooks, Harry B. Rhodes, Harry L, Bush, Wm. E. Streeter, L. P. Calkins, F.S. Wadley, F. J. Jr. Earlscliffe, Herbert Ward, Chan P. Hollingsworth, Dr. L. D. Smith, T. S. Total Charter Members .................................. 27 Regular Members .................................. 71 Associate Members ............................... 25 Total membership, ninety-six. Not so bad for so young an institution. Praumts to the Club The Catalina Island Yacht Club wishes the Catalina Islander to extend the thanks of the club to the following ladies and gentlemen for donations o| various kinds, and to a large number of others for many little acts of cour- tesy which have helped to make life pleasant : Signal Mast and Flags, Harry Adams Ships Clock ....... Mr. W. A. Van Brunt Barometer,. ....... Mr. Chas. R. Ramsey Lighting Fixtures, . ......... Mr. Tom Mix Binocular Telescope, Geo. Whittell, Jr. Office Furniture, Etc ........... Ben Meyer Bedroom Furniture, Etc. H. G. Chaffee Chinese Stand Lamp, Mrs. Ed Abbott Furniture, Etc., Ladies' Room .................. ............................... Mrs. L. P. Streeter Yacht Cannon ......... Owen P. Churchigl Ships Wheel for Bridge Deck ............... ................ Dr. George Laubersheimer Furniture, Chart Room Will F. Meyer Weather Vane .... Mrs. Charles Wrigley SANTA FE SPENDS ONE MILLION DOLLARS BOOSTING The greater part of an appropria- tion of approximately $1,000,000, made by the Santa Fe railroad this year for traffic and colonization purposes, will be spent to boost California, it has been announced by W. H. Simp- son, assistant general passenger agent of the Santa Fe system, with head- quarters in Chicago. Mr. Simpson was in Los Angeles on his annual inspec- tion tour, and left Saturday for San Francisco. "The Santa ~e system," said Mr. Simpson, "will spend a million this year to encourage travel. As far as I can see 110,000,000 people in the United States, and that's about all of them, want to come to California. This is a slight exaggeration, of course, but it expresses a California-He condition of which there can be no doubt. "We have borne the west coast trend in mind in planning the distribution of our big appropriation. About 80 percent of the people who travel to the Pacific coast come to Los Angeles or Southern California first. We know they will continue to ~ome, hence we have been (!ouble-tracking nearly all the way from Chicago. As a result of disseminating widely the truth about California's climate, seasons and attractions, these parts are now heavily visited throughout the year, and the railroads do not have to carry empties back. Whatever Los Angeles dreams seems to come true. The all-year-round rush of travel was just an idea a while ago, now it is the reality. "Los Angeles will benefit from mid- west prosperity this fall and winter. The mid-west farmer as a rule has his farm paid for, and this year he is re- ceiving big prices for his cattle and hogs, his wheat and corn. He has buying power again and will turn to California with it." FROM BAND PROGRAM Clarence Foster, who agitates the "African Harp" in the Pavilion orchestra, has been enjoying much freedom for a number of days. But, like all things on this mundane sphere, the end came--yesterday. His wife returned from across the channel, and a large washing was the order of the day. It was notic- ed by his immediate neighbors that when anything particular had to be handled, like .shirt cuffs, or dainty garments affected by ladies, he was relegated to the rear, and his wife took charge of the wash board. His department seemed to run to towels, dish rags, etc. Such is life. Mrs. Melhorn, of No. 17 Band Row, has a new bathing suit. It came by mail, in a small pill box. That explains its demensions. Up- to-date ts no name for it. Like "Catisha's shoulder blade," it will be on exhibition between two and three in the afternoon on Mondays and Fridays--on the beach near the pleasure, pier. THE CATALINA CATALINA DIFFERENT OTHER SEASIDE (Continued from Page 3, observed the lava drifts of when live volcanoes poured rock and ashes into the sea, Yes, Catalina is different seaside resorts. And there is yet another You may call it sentiment, charm of unusual location, or bination of mountains and air and soft sunshin when it once gets under your ever after are a Catalina booster. appears to be charm even in the Avalon, and when its application to this charming village are known, the char~ lessened. Another point that distin Ion from many resorts is the entire absence of such insect flies, fleas, mosquitoes and Their absence adds materially comfort of life at Catalina, Still another distinguished Catalina, which was called to tention by a world travelerl:was fact that when looking at the Avalon the sun is at your back~i ling you to watch the chan the Pacific without discomfort' : always a treat to note the currents and colorings of the sea some point of vantage. The happy idea of using lights for outside illumination Ion is another item of makes the whole town of a like appearence. What could be beautiful than the red, white star-like canopy over the Greeg'~ phitheatre ? And the mansions hillsides, the several lights on the streets--they pleasing, and help to make tiftfl resort even more attractive the couple of miles of board illuminated for the entire length a string of incandescent electric from four to six feet apart, else can you find such At Sugar Loaf Casino a lighting has been devised by which the light in the great hall may at any moment be to resemble moonlight. Sure, Catalina is different! Catalina will give you the your life. Come to Catalina. LOCATION OF CAMPs -" The following camps are locat~l@ the Island : Sc0tttr~ San Antonio Council Boy Fourth of July Cove. Pasadena Council Boy Scouts~C~f ry Valley. 'i Catalina Boys' School--HoWl~ Landing. oa~J Camp Toyon (girls' school)''u~ ning's Beach. All Y. M. C. A. Landing. MillaY" Camp Cabrillo Page Academy)--At the Isthmus. ,.ef'~ Whittier State School--Gallag~ Landing.