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September 10, 1936     The Catalina Islander
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September 10, 1936

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PAGE EIGHT THE CATALINA Do You Remember? (Compiled from files of The Catalina islander by Chas. H. Smith) Ten Years Ago From The Catalina Islander of Sep- tember 15, 1926: The attempt of Dodie Blewett to swim the channel between Santa Cat- alina Island and the mainland proved a failure. After swimmiug 57 minutes and covering a distance of two miles, she was taken with cramps. She did not want to quit, but her hands were cramped so badly that her trainer, l;rank P. Holborow, and her brother, John Blewett, removed her from the water. A relay team from Long Beach, un- der the auspices of the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce, covered the distance between the mainland and Avalon in 23 hours and 20 min- utes. The distance was 30 and 5/8 miles. There were fourteen men and two women in the team. The best single individual performance was made by Charlie Rose, a young nie- chanic, 23 years of age. He swam a mile and a half in 1 hour and 28 rain- Cleaning S. C. I. Co. We do all our work LAUNDRY DEPT. on the Island cleane the HILD Guaranteed Moth Proof i/IqPNINT on ALL WORK ~J--111kJ~dVUl~ THROUGH OUR (Continued from Col. 1, Miss Thehna Guio was visiting the Moricich. Mr. and Mrs. E. J'. turned from an spending some time Mrs. M. E. mainland after during the stun:her. Mrs. L. C. Cullen, Judd's, returned to companied by Mr. phy". The City Council nance authorizing rect citizens to ,'Move thought it necessary gestion. The The typographic error thing and sly; You can hunt till yotl somehow will Till the forms are off llS Catalina Avenue is strange how TELEPHONE 32 or 105 shrinks down in never stirs or utes. The temperature of the water varied from 59 to 69 degrees. That typographic error, Joseph H. Bixby, a Civil War vet- " ........ human eves eran' died in Avaln at the hnle f I,o ACI I.E CAAFE Till the ink is on the his daughter, Miss Helen t3ixby. He grows to nv)t was 86years 'of age. He served in the Third Ohio Cavalry. The boss, he stares Geo. H. Doty of Long Beach cap- S~nday Dinner 60c & 50c _1 "~ tured a marlin swordfish weighing 200 groans; pounds, on light tackle. The copy reader dr Mrs. J. B. Ogden was starting on a his hands visit to her old home in Kansas. Percy Mackey, Paul Gilbert and J. The remainder of th, 1C Dodge started on a hike to Yosem- clean as clean ca ire Valley, and thence to Mono Lake, But that typographic e it was alleged. ! thing you se,~. . E. H. Van Sitter, president of the --Kn~xville ExP~ Tarpon Club of Colon, Republic of -~ "" Panama, was an Avalon visitor. Our readers will fin Truxton Ross and Edgar Harrison esling new adve returned from a trip to Big Bear -~ sue.Look them over. Lake. JACK SCHOOLFIELD MARINE SERVICE l Married--In Glendale, September 13, PHONE A 8BRVICK TO SE;AMEN MARINE REPAIR8 Lehman Crandall and Miss Betty 528-J ANCHORAGES Scott, both of Avalon. REPAIR TUG |BLANR Married--In Avalon, September 12, / THE James F. Hickson and Bertha Mac Skelton, both of South Pasadena. LATEST Re,'. LaRue C. W'atson perfom-ned the L O AN S ARE cerenlony. Mr. and Mrs. Art Mills were given BUILD REPAIR j a farewell reception by members of the Avalon Co:nmunity Church, of Under Title I and Title H of the National Housing Act, provide which they were members. They the money for New Construction or Renovation and Re- THE CATALINA were going to the mainland. Twenty Years Ago ' pairs--Long Time, Easy Terms, Moderate Interest Rates. AND THE From The Islander of September 12, ~ECIJI~ITY-FIIHIST~ATIOI~kl~ 1916: BANK OF LOS ANGEI~S Hugo Johnson landed a swordfish weighing 302 pounds. CATALINA ISLAND BRANCH Thirteen swordfish and spearfish (as marlin swordfish were then designat- W.J. Laurin, Manager ed) had been caught in Said Clemente lsland waters within ten days. Fred Reed of Oklahoma caught a tuna weighing 90 pounds. The heaviest one reported weighed 32 lbs, taken on light tackle by Walter Hobbs of Pasadena. Excavations were being made for AT OUR OWN PLANT IN AVALON. the new City Hall.. Special attention given to Fine Silks and Linens--Al'l ironed by hand. J. C. Leary of Salt Lake City caught six tuna in one day. Captain Heral "A BOOST WILL HELP" was the boatman. W. A. Boygne of Los Angeles caught ONE DAY SERVICE IF DESIRED a giant sea bass (jewfish) v)eighing in at II a. m.----Out by $ p.m. OUR CANDY 248 lbs. J. V. Elliott of Covma landed a !15 Phone FRESH AND swordfish weighing 352 tbs, after a Marilla 60 hard fight lasting 5 hours and 7 rain- tlt ('S. Thc Chinese vessel "Ning Po" was taken to Catalina Harbor for shelter during, the winter. The glassbottom o motor boat Empress was also taken to the same shelter. Twenty years ago, when children 112 Avalon Blvd. were graduated from the grammar WIhMINGTON, eALIF. school the families from which they came generally moved to the main- " " land so that the children could attend KWIK WAY VALVEGRINDING high school, returning to Avalon for the summer vacation. Among those E E,L B~ TESTER returning to the mainland this season TRU DRUM,LATHE for that purpose were the families of Mr. and Mrs. A. Pool and Mr. and Agents for U. S. Tires, Willard Batteries ud Uai*m Gasollao Mrs. E. B. Dye. (Continued on CoL 4, this page) I too DALLY pAPEl EVERY ALL THE wELl" BEST CIGARS and YOUR CHEWING oR TOBACCO INDLI NEWS STAND