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PAGE SIX .......... THE CATALINA WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP Published Every Wednesday at AVALON, CALIFORNIA. E. WINDLE, - - Editor and Owner CHAS. H. SMITH - Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance) Three Years ............................. Five Dollars (Only When Paid iu Advance). One Year .................................... Two Dollars Six Months .................... . ........... One Dollar Three Months .......................... Fifty Cents Single Copies ................................ Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising $0c per Inch, Each Insertion... 500 Inches During a Period of Six Monehs, 35c per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March 31, 1914, at the Postofllce at Avalon, Calif, Under the Act of March 3, 1897. The columns of the Islander are open to the general public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Gov- ernmen, Fzshing, Hunting and Camping~ Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. "Don t you think that the fish you caught yesterday was a sick one." ,, j, "Keep Avalon a Spotless Town." We pledge our help! If you are proud of your town, you should live so that the town will be proud of you. "The trouble with most anglers," says one of them, "is that they gener- silly exhaust their own patience on the third act, and the fishes patience on its first run." Fifty years ago the Los Angeles Ex- press had the following item: "Mack- erel now abound on this coast and we hear of great catches by parties at Wilmington. There is a chance here for a profitable industry in catching and curing this exquisite fish." "Jack Botello, who has charge of operation of the various water pump- ing plants in Avalon, under the direc- tion of the Santa Catalina Island Co., will soon be comfortably located in a new office, now nearing completion on Metropole avenue, directly opposite the city hall. The room on the first floor of the city hall formerly occupied by the Public Utilities department, has been undergoing alterations during the past week in order to accommodate the new La France engine, which is expected any day now. The chemical engine will occupy its former quarters in the west room. Contractor Herbert R. Baker is doing the cement work. RECORD HOLIDAY CROWD The largest Labor Day crowd known to have visited Avalon was recorded here for last week-end. On Saturday it was almost midnight before those desiring aecommo(lations were housed. Many of the visitors slept on porch beds, hammocks and ',shake-downs." As there were no prisoners in the jail City Marshal Alger permitted four young men to sleep on the jail cots Saturday and Sunday nights. The young men had already reserved their rooms at a local hotel, but they gladly turned over their reservations to four ladies who arrived on Saturday night's steamer. Watch the world come to Catalina. SUCCESSFUL ENTERTAINMENT On Thursday and Friday evenings of last week the auditorium of the Con- gregational church was well filled by interested audiences, which gathered to witness "Cupid's Festival" and "The Wedding of the Princess." The en- tertainment was sponsored by the La- dies' Aid Society of the church, and was under the personal direction of Miss Eva V. Dunbar of the Balatka Academy, Chicago. There were character representations of Red Cross nurses, living models from various connnunities, mechanical dolls, and in connection with "The Wedding of the Princess" all the persons usu- ally interested in such a function: Grandfather and grandmother, father and mother, bride and groom, brides- resides and local people of note, to- gether with policemen and servants. The various characters were taken by the little folk of the Sunday School, and wer~ sustained as well as could be expected of children from three and four years of age and up One feature that created consider- able interest was when the footman announced the arrival of leading local society people. Another was the per- sonality of the charming little bride and the handsome groom. Following were the participants, to- gether with the characters they repre- ented : Arriving guests for the bridal party, Mrs. William Wrigley, represented by Alice Lee Heywood. Mrs. Gene Stratton Porter, by Betty Mosier. Mrs. Zane Grey, by Agneta Watson. Mr. Crandall, by Jack Carson. Miss Betty Scott, by Mary O'Leary. Mrs. Geo. Daul, by Betty Reed. Mrs. Win. Hunt, by Elain Cooper. Mrs. Conrad, moiher of the bride, was represented by Agness Conrad. Grandmother of the bride, Katherine May Winkleby. Grandfather of the bride, Glen Wat- son. Uncle Sythe, Dick Murdock. Aunt Eliza, Polly Anna Reed. Captain Waddingham, Walter Con- rad. Minister, by Geo. Murdock. Friends of the bride who voluntered to be Red Cross nurses: Dorthia Wy- man, Violet Watson, Pauline Wyman, Pearl German, Elizabeth Robler, Mar- ion Johnson, Elsie Clark, Lois Harri- son, Ruth Edmundson, Helen Sweeney, and Mary Conrad. Uncle Rastus, the darkey, Billy Nash. Dr. Baker, George Murdock. Bride, Claudia Walton. Groom, Jack Carson. Flower Girl, Mary O'Leary. Bridesmaids, Polly Anna Reed, Alice Lee Heywood and Agneta Watson. The Ladies' Aid wish to thank all the children who took part in the play. A substantial sum was realized for the Aid Society. SEX AND SELF INSTINCTS KEEP HUMAN RACE GOING By Science Service Sex and self are the two principal instincts which make for preservation of the individual and the race, Dr. William Taft, psychologist of MeGill University, told members of the Brit- ish Association for the Advancement of Science there. All other instincts he classed as parts of these two. The food instinct is part of the self instinct, he said. Nest building is part of the sex instinct. Hunting belongs to both. The fighting instinct, curios- ity, fear, etc., were also termed secon- dary to sex and self. To be classed as either primary or secondary instinct, there should be well marked emotional accompaniments of the instinct. FISHERS FISHING FISH Tuna caught to date, 270. Marlin swordfish caught to date, 19. Broadbili swordfish caught to date, 4. A. R. Martin of broadbill fame gave the big holiday crowd some thrill when he arrived at the Tuna Club Saturday with a beautiful specimen of a broad- bill swordfish which weighed 400 pounds. The remarkable catch was landed in fifteen minutes. In some manner the fish had dislodged the hook which had "snagged" in, the .caudal fin. Apparently, in trying to cut the leaddr to free itself the sword- fish permitted the wire to enter its mouth like a bridle bit. Then it rolled and rolled until the swivel end of the leader became entangled around the tail. Thus bridled, the fish was brot to gaff by Angler Martin. Captain Ray Milsap gaffed the fish. This is the second broadbill to be taken by Angler .Martin this season, and the third fish of this variety to be taken on board the cruiser Erna III. Martin has two, and Ralph Bandini one. Fishing from the Leta D., Lee A. Phillips had a great fight with a broad- bill, and when the fish was finally brot alongside for gaffing the wire leader broke and another much-desired fish got away. Mr. Phillips has just re- turned from a trip to Europe, and on his first day out landed the heaviest marlin so far this season, taken by a club member, 259 pounds. That came pretty near being a Cal- ifornia outfit which Dr. Zane Grey used when catching that great tuna off Nova Scotia. Mr. T. S. Smith of the Wihnington Boat Works informs us that the boat used by Mr. Grey was designed by that establishment, and built in the east. 'The boatman, Sid Boerstler, is an Avalon boy, and we naturally claim the Doctor as an Is- lander, TRAFFIC TO CATALINA SHATTERS ALL RECORDS J. M. Stewart, vice-president and traffic manager of the Wihnington Transportation Company, reports that passenger business to the island for the month of August has shattered all previous records. The figures show an increase of 10,000 over August, 1923. The total nmnber of passengers car- ried to and from the islamt during the past month was a trifle below 150,000, according to Mr. Stewart. Information comes from Los Angeles that George Kendrick, well known in Avalon, was beaten up by highwaymen in that city Friday night. So severely was he i.njured that it was feared that he might lose the sight of his right eye. Subscribe now--S2.00 per year. FELLOWS ENTERS DE RACE FOR GOLD Three entries have been date for the Cecil B. de Trophy Motorboat Race to the Outer Harbor Sunday, 14, under the auspices of Yacht Club. Alvin Frank's Lucky the first boat entered, de Mille's Defiance, and later Fellows' Two Fellows, a trio kick up all kinds of spray the fans a day of splendid si The Lucky Strike and the lows eachhold a victory over so far this season and both Fellows are determined to wii1~ The contest is of the most character and ~s run over rough and heats of thirty-three miles ing a total of 99 miles. The starts at 11 o'clock, the at 12 noon, and the third at 1 .IUST GOLF By Joe Fishel If P. T. Barnum were alive what easy pickings he mnong the golfers. Just you have to go through to the elite: You must join a club that costs you a men down and then pay dues rest of your life. A is visited for the selection and a clerk who thinks a new dance step, sells you than are used in an open tou Your next visit is to the who tells you that with plentY sons, and a great deal more you may become a golfer in ten But at last the day of days and you are ready for your first of the links. Oh, that loud fancy socks, and that terrific that little ball is going to You take your stance, take into a bunker. (You ask one is? Why, people have been for less than what I could'tell At last the green is reached, little hole in the center is jec~ive; but your ball never eve~! ces at its home, but rolls ore a pit on the other side. One played as terrible as another, ally you are unfortunate enough a fellow player, and on closer ation it proves to be a Jerusalem, who informs you it you five thousand dollars for --when someone behind shouts and your Irish friend declares he take it, while you come to the clusion that golf is not what declared war was--it's worse! Have you noted the fixtures at Billie Price's barber the Atwater building? T~hey creditable showing. The feature appears to take well,,s~ local business houses are quite erally represented. "A spotless town by daY; A fairyland by Watch the world come to