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September 10, 1924

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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 in Advance). One Year ................................... Two Dollars Six Months ........................... One Dollar Three Months ................... Fifty Cents Single Copies ............................... Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising S0c per Inch, Each Insertion... $00 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 35e per Inch. I:iners 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March 31, 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act of March S, 1897. The columns of the Islander are open to the general public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Gov- ernmen, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. FAMOUS LAST WORDS "Can 1 flag that new LaFrance fire engine while going to a fire?" THANK YOU FOR CHECKS During the past week we have re- ceived several five-dollar checks for three-year subscriptions to the Cata- lina Islander. One subscriber, who signed himself a "Catalina Booster," 'said: "Have been a Catalina Booster, since 1887. Camped on the same ground where we lost our home in the big fire of 1915. I carried the stakes for the first lots surveyed in town of Shatto, now Avalon." Avalon is forging to the front as a convention city. Are you a "spoon-fed" thinker? Read Iml~e four of this issue. Keep those colored lights aglow on your porches. Make Catalina fairyland so attractive that people cannot stay away from it. No other resort has so many attractions peculiar to itself as has Avalon. Those who leave Catalina early miss some of the finest weather Of the year. September, October and November are simply superb--and the winter months onthe "Magic Isle" are far superior to those of any place in Cali- fornia that we have ever visited. To involve the expenditure of more than $3,500,000, plans are being formu- lated by the Los Angeles Athletic club for the development of the largest" and finest yacht club and harbor on the Pacific coast. It was learned that the club is completing negotiations for the purchase of an 1800-acre tract of land on the ocean side of Topanga Canyon, several miles north of Santa Monica. The property has a frontage of about one and one-eight miles on the ocean. The other day a pleasant faced young man stepped right out of the crowd on Crescent avenue and said: "Guess you don't know me now! I used to sell papers for you five years ago!" And, in the conversation that followed, the young man told us that in the past four years he had made $50,000 selling real estate in Wilming- ton. "But, Judge," he added, with a grin, "I didn't make it peddling news- papers in Avalon. Of course, that gave me my start in life!" CATALINA IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE POPULAR Another wonderful record was made last month when the Wihnington Transportation Company, operating the cross-channel steamships, chalked up more than 150,000 passengers. Aug- ust 1924 showed an increase of 15,000 persons over the same month in 1923. On Labor Day the steamships Catalina, Avalon and Cabrillo took back to the mainland more than 6(~0 passengers. That the outlook for the month of September, when in past years the "season closed," will show a record increase over previous years is the opinion of the officials of the co?npany. While the traffic is not expected to be as large as during the months of July and August, the three conventions to be held here will bring several thous- and persons to the Island. It is estimated that during the Elks convention more than 10,000 will re- quire sleeping accommodations at Av- alon, from September 17th to 21st. The delegates to the California Bar Asso- ciation will number more than a thousand, September 11, 12 and 13, and the Sheriff's Societies of California have not yet announced the number of their delegates. To handle the convention crowds for the month of September the steam- ships Catalina and Avalon will continue to ply between the Island and the mainland on regular sumlner schedule. Among other features that will extend the season this year almost through- out the month of September are the nightly concerts given by Porter's Catalina Marine Band at the Greek Amphitheatre. The Crescent avenue dancing pavilion will be kept open until. the last visiting Elk has departed from our fair city. Visitors will have the choice of dance music at the Pavilion or at the Casino ballroom. Many oth- er attractions for the entertainment of delegates have been planned. Anyway, the month of September is one of the most ideal months of the year. Cloudless days, smooth seas and blue skies are almost certain to be on .the daily program of the weather man. And, with such a foundation for the visitors to start with on their arrival at the Magic Isle, trips to the Isthmus, glass bottom boat and flying fish ex- cursions, golf and tennis tournaments, angling and swimming contests, base-. ball, etc., the visitors should have "a good time." In Los Angeles on Saturday, a jury in Superior Judge Carlos Hardy's court found John D. Wiley, his wife Belle, and B. N. George, guilty of con- spiracy to fraudulently obtain money on a life insurance policy. The jury recommended lienency for Wiley and his wife, as they were believed dupes of George. It will be remembered that Wiley .was the man who it was claim- ed was lost overboard from the Cata- lina Flyer some weeks ago. Among the important real estate transactions of the past week was the sale by Mrs. May H. Roberts, who will be remembered in Avalon as May H. Farnsworth, of her Avalon Hill house, at 309 East Whittley avenue, to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dows, and the transfer of the Dows' property, at 310a West Wbittley, to Mr. and Mrs. Win. C. Brown, thus adding the popular "Scottie" to the list of Avalon Hill climbers. "Keep Avalon a Spotless Town." We pledge our help! FISH FISHING FISHERS 270 Tuna have been caught to date. 40 Marlin Swordfish brought to gaff. Broadbill Swordfish weighed in. Secretary Abbott of the Catalina Is- land Yacht Club had a very interest- ing letter from Dr. W. N. Vilas of Stockton, California, last week, in which he desired to be remembered to "all of my Avalon friends." For the past three years Dr. Vilas has been confined to his home in Stock- ton through illness, but in his letter stated that he thought that if he was given an opportunity he could steer a boat from Avalon bay to the Isth- nms. Many of the old-time anglers will remember our two genial friends, Dr. Vilas and Hon. C. G. Conn, and the happy times these two sportsmen had whenever they visited Avalon on the cruiser Nevada, or the schooner- yacht Comfort. GOING TO HAVE THE JAPS SPANKED BY CONGRESS "For ways that are dark, and tricks that are vain, the heathen Chinese is peculiar, and such I would rise to ex- claim." Bret Harte would have risen to ex- claim very loudly that the Japs were a few things also, had the same ex- perience happened to him that fell the lot of Dr. Gaines of Nashville, Tenn., when fishing from the Sunbeam Wed- nesday. Several marlin had rounded up a school of mackerel into a dense ball, and the Doctor had his bait amongst them when a Jap fishing boat bore down at full speed, arriving just as a marlin took the bait. The Doctor hooked the fish but as the Japs refus- ed to clear the way, in spite of the fact that the swordfish was jumping and splashing the other side of their boat, with the line under their keel, plainly discernable. The Sunbeam's whistle tooted frantically, the Doctor and boatman yelled to "Back up !" But the Japs just laughed, and seemed de- lighted when the fish got away. Dr. Gaines is now a warm supporter of the Japanese exclusion act, and promises to inform some congressmen friends why. The Doctor hooked another marlin, however, out of the same school, and landed it, making the second sword- fish he has caught, the first weighing 178 pounds. The Tuna Club visitors last week were President J. W. Jump, Vice- President Lee A. Phillips, A. C. Brode, Hal E. Roach, H. W. Adams, F. H. Reed, W. A. Van Brunt, R. G. Man- kowski, Carl F. Johnson, W. H. Yule, Ralph Bandini, George J. Tuckett, D. A. Coleman, Chas. C. Perkins, Tod Ford, Jr., Fred Latimer, Jack Bates, H. G. Chaffee, R. B. Jump, Geo. E. Pillsbury. CALIFORNIA BAR CONVENE HERE Outline of program for nia Bar Association: Thursday morning, 11 o'clock, meeting of the committee. Thursday afternoon at 2 President's annual F. Sullivan. Reports of election of nonfinating Thursday evening at 8 port of committee on Bar--J. J. Webb, chairman. Report of Section and Procedure--V~alter chairman. At 10:30 p. m., moonlight as guests of the Los An sociation, to view submarine illuminated by searchlight, and ingfish trip. Time, one hour and a half. Friday morning, September o'clock: Report of Section Procedure, Pleading and Report of Section to Substantive Law. Report of Section E--LawS to trusts and corporations. Report of Section F--Le Report of Secion Cr--Courts cial officers. Friday afternoon at 2 Casino--ANNUAI Story of the Dumont Smith of Kansas. Report of Section State Law. Report of Section I--Legal Report of Section J--t the law. Friday evening at 8 ing of the Judicial Section, composed of all Judges of Record of the State of J. R. Welch, chairman. Frida[ evening at 10 --Reception tendered by the geles Bar Association and dancing.) Saturday morning at 10 port of Section K. Report of committees. Miscellane6us Unfinished Business. Election ricers. Saturday afternoon--Annual cap golf tournament of Island sports. Saturday evening at 8 Annual Banquet of the Association will be held at Catherine. Those who like to see moving pictures will find a choice gram at the Strand this week. published in full on page Among the leading Blanche Sweet in "Anna "The Bad Man," Marion "Yolanda," Jack Pickford in Billy," Milton Sills and Anna son in "Flowing Gold," "In search of a Thrill," Baby "The Law Forbids," and the tion of Gene Stratton Girl of the Limberlost." Almost body has read this splendid storY, will want to see it in understand that Mrs. Porter ally directed the filming of the ~ Judge and Mrs. Waldo M. daughter Miss Jesse, of Los are guests at the Hotel St. for two weeks. With them Judge John M. York, wife Judge John M. York is the Judge Waldo M. York and been Island visitors and many years. .................... ~nrllinr,, r n,i ~,, ,,~ ,,,m ........................