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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP Published Ever}, Wednesday at AVALON, CALIFORNIA. g. 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 $0c per Inch, Each Insertion... 500 Inches During a Period of Six Months, Sac per Inch. Liners lOc per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Claes 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 fob lowing subjects: Local Poliucs and Gov- ernmen, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. FAMOUS LAST WORDS "Boatmen, I'm fighting the wrong fish. That fish belongs to that ang- ler over there." Plans are under consideration for grading and beautifying the west end of Tremont street, near the golf links. The shacks, workshops and stables will be moved to another location during the coming winter. A new bungalow home is now under construction for Mr. and Mrs. W. Heiss. Mr. Heiss is manager of the Avalon Poultry Farm. The cottage oceupies a picturesque location on a hill overlooking the entire canyon, known as "Chicken John's Canyon." Work has been commenced to pull down the buildings on the hillside south of Villa Park and to build new cottages for the employees of the Santa Catalina Island Company. The new buildings will be located in "gas plant canyon." During the coming win- ter a number of bungalows for visitors will be built on the hillside now occu- pied by the employees of the company The entire hillside will be landscaped and planted with trees and flowers. Considerable improvement work has been done during the past two weeks, by the Santa Catalina Island Company at Pebbly Beach rock quarry, under the supervision of General Manager D. M. Renton. The new machine and blacksmith shop has been constructed of cement and corrugated iron. The monthly shipment of crushed rock to Long Beach is now averaging 20,000 tons. It is estimated that thirty "thou- sand tons will be shipped monthly during the coming winter months. Mayor Reyes stated Monday that more than twenty concession hunters were refused permits last week by the board of trustees. Mayor Reyes stated that it was the opinion of the board that "street peddlers" during the Elks convention would be a detri- ment to the enjoyment of the visitors. "If anyone of the peddlers wants to rent buildings and conduct their busi- ness in a legitimate manner the board will grant them regular licenses, but there will be no special concessions granted for persons to do business on the streets." "Keep Avalon a Spotless Town." We pledge our help! GOOD SHOWING The schools of Avalon opened Mon- day morning with an advance regis- tration that breaks all records. Only about 80 percent of the pupils regis- tered the first day, and yet the total registration reaches 175. These were distributed as follows : kindergarten, 17, intermediate grades, 112, junior high, 30, and senior high 16. The new organization of the upper six grades into junior and senior schools promises to make the work in those grades much more efficient than formerly. New subjects in the high school cur- riculmn are public speaking, French, botany, bookkeeping, typewritiflg, solid geometry, music and art. With a teaching staff in all depart- ments second to none in the state, and with the limitations of our buildings the only limit to the wealth of equip- ment furnished for the use of the pupils, our schools will this year be a source of pride to every citizen of Avalon. A Cecil de Mille Production Com- pany's picture has been fihned here during the past week. It was a hum- orous picture, and several hundred spectators watched the comedy stunts as the actors performed before the canlera. Avalon Branch of the Los Angeles County Public Library, 201 Metropole avenue, open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 2 to 5; also Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 9 o'clock. Visitors are al-" ways welcome. The charge against B. D. Halstead, at that time chief of Avalon police, to the effect that he had stolen certain valuables from a local house which was raided under the Volstead Act, was dismissed at the preliminary ex- amination, on motion of the represen- ative of the district attorney's office. The work on the new landing float for the cross channel flying .boats, which was under construction near Sugar Loaf, has been stopped. It is understood that an objection to this improvement has been filed at the of- fice of the Bureau of Navigation at Los Angeles. The new landing float would have been quite an accommo- dation to passengers coming to the Is- land in the flying boats. Next week a number of Avalon res- idents and merchants will commence taking vacations for themselves and their own families, and when the month of September is out some oth- ers of the Islanders will be crossing the channel for a few days. One mer- chant said: "I've sold a lot of bathing suits this summer. In fact, I've been so busy selling them to visitors from the mainland that I haven't had time to try on a new one that I got for myself last spring." The first indication of what is ex- pected to be a busy building season this winter took place last week, when ground was broken for the foundation of the house which Mr. P. West will build on his Maiden Lane property. It will be a two-story building, contain- ing two flats of seven rooms each, with modern conveniences. C. G. Fair- child prepared the plans, and the work is being done by the Santa Catalina Island Company. The new house will be a material addition to the West Side Terrace. FISH FISHING FISHERS 270 Tuna Caught to date. 59 Marlin swordfish. 5 Broadbill swordfish. Fishing from the launch Carrie, Ro- bert Mankowski of New York brought to gaff, on light, tackle, three marlin swordfish during the past week. The fish weighed 160, 135 and 124 pounds respect fvely. DALLY CATCHES RECORDED Below you will find some back date fishing catches that Major Lawrence Mott had in the Los Angeles Times a few days" ago--and the unique way he puts it: The score: On the 25th of August Dr. L. A. Lewis, home port unknown, got a nice fish of 151 lbs. with Old Timer Eaton. Dr. W. C. Johnson of L.A., one of 146, with Fred Ashbridge. The Rt. Hon.J. Jump--who has gained the coveted crown of the Presidency of The Ancient and Hon. Tuna Club~ continues his history-making light tackle efforts. On this date he brot in a marlin of 191 lbs. on the afore- said light tackle. Congrats--JJ! Mrs. Greenfield, of Bonbon Fame, conquer- ed one of 134 lbs. with l'il Millsap at the controls of the Erna 1II. On the 26th, Ernest Grill of Balboa got a nice fish of 224 lbs. W. H. Yule, fishing with P. Pence, accounted for one of 345 lbs.--and a fine specimen. The 27th: Mr. Jack Tehen of L. A. was personally conducted to a marlin of 241 lbs. by Silent Sammy Goulding. Wm. S. Carter of Pasadena, fishing with Markham, accounted for one of 159. E. J. Loeb of the East brought in a pretty fish of 155 lbs., and Dr. J. A. Gaines of Nashville, Tenn., topped off the day with one of 177 lbs. On the 30th we have: The invincible Geo, Pillsbury of the Tuna Club discomfit- ing marlin of 127 lbs. Squire Martin of the Green-field-Martin combination boosted the weight record with a splendid fish of an even 400 lbs. On the 31st Mr. John Bogardus lime- lighted Hollywood with the lone fish of the day; weight, 236 lbs. Our well- known local scribe, Harry Nichols, be- ing the boatman of the occasion. Sep- tember 1 was a blank day. On the2nd Hollywood again came to the fore when Mr. T. J. Dumingan of that city successfully negotiated a marlin of 170 lbs. W. H. Eardley of Salt Lake City was highly elated with one of 237 lbs. --with Edmundson at the helm. On the 3rd: Wm. Curtis of Pasa- dena, a swordfish of 172 Ibs., with Markham. Bert Mills, one of 160 lbs. Gordon Cooper, one of the same wt., with Edmundsofi. John W. Dye, the American Consul at Juarez, Mexico, was tremendously pleased with his catch of a marlin of 121 lbs., with Skipper McKay. The Hon, J. Jump got the smallest Broadbill swordfish seen in some time. Weight, 159 lbs. S. Ford, a marlin of 122. of 145. Dave Coleman Tuna Club, etc., one of the Great Tad Gray. On Jump, another marlin of T. Couch of L. A., one of Albacore King, Fred ducting. Dr. H. Y. Fuog, lbs., with Eaton. On the ley, Sr.--a venerable score years and son, H. Wiley, in the Polly, fought and marlin of 118 lbs. Sr.! R.E. Montgomery with Eaton, found a fish Mr. Gillespie, with in one of 134. E. Collins of one Of 170 when the shadoW~ ing fell. On the 7th: Henr~ cafeteria renown was found of 165 lbs. by Ashbridge. John was highly elated becattS his first swordfish of the Mr. J. W. Kays angling. lbs. W. Arnstein of S. F. at bringing to gaff one of Mr. De Voe was high day with one of 202 lbs., Tad Gray. FISH EAT FROM OWNER'5 Blue Gills Show Desire to be When They're Hungry Leap Out of Water "He has tamed fish so eat from his hand." Says s Michigan, dispatch. When a resident of Colon to a stranger he is usually with laughter, or a smile with the remark that: "That is the best fish stories I ever Nevertheless, this is true, does not believe it, he may and see for himself, just as have done during the last yea r~ Orrin Curtis, the owner of water Cottage," is the man inspired with confidence the the lake that they dart toward their ration. When Mr. "from 200 to 400 blue gills rush the water in order to be first the morsel of food held under ter. If they are real hungry t leap from the water to take the surface. Did anyone ever hear of wanting to be caressed? Palmer Lake permit Mr. friend and protector, to pick in his hands, and when he them they do not swim off in but linger about in a "friendly way." When Mr. Curtis is the fish are not afraid of An entertaining vaudeville was given at the Bandbox Friday, Saturday and Sunday ings. We understand that show will be given the same this week. Announcement was made that Hevren & Richardson are ning to give a five-year lease or* business location at 110 Crescetl enue. It is understood that the tenants will occupy the October 1st. Captain Claude Walton of the Catalina Island Company busy during the past week number of uniform mooring the company's boats. The ne~r are painted red and white. They the bay of Avalon quite a appearance.