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PAGE TEN THE CATALINA BAR ASSOCIATION BANQUET SANTA CATALINA ISLAND dations for 3000 passengers, will be added Almost 75,000,000 gallons of fresh to the fleet The vessel was launched May were used in Avalon during 1922 (Continued from Page I, Column 3) HISTORICALLY REVIEWED 3rd, and will be placed in commission m Topographically, the Island is a series time to handle the summer travel, high, precztpitous mountains and deep During 1919 and every summer since, many yons---dangerous gorges that have a Of Secretary Wilbur he said: "Of Santa Catalina Island has many other visitors have come to Avalon in flying boats, beauty almost indescribable. It is sixty names that have been given to it by writers which are now operated by the Pacific Mar- in circumference, superficially 48,438 course, he is from Los Angeles; but of fame: "The Isle of Enchantment," "Theine Airways. The trip from San Pedro to The volcanic origin provided many Magic Isle," "Avalon the Beautiful " "The Avalon is frequently made in less than 20and bays that later collected silt and the Los Angeles people found it nec- Isle of Silence," 'The Fisherman's Para-minutes, pebbles, that now form the various essary to send their resident to San dise," "The Glorious Gem in the Opaline Both the Island Villa and Villa Park haveso popular among the visitors, anglerst Crown of the Golden State." .It is one of recently been enlarged by the addition ofcampers. The great charm and attrac Francisco before President Coolidge the most famous pleasure islands of the Pa- several hundred bungalettes, which have ta- ness of the Island is its ideal setting m recognized in him his value as a cab- cific coast, twenty-five miles from I,os An- ken the place of the canvas tents formerly senti-tropical waters of the Pacific geles Harbor, and politically it is in Los used. mild and invigorating atmosphere; its inet officer." To which the secretary Angeles county. It was first discovered in In 1920 the Hotel Atwater was opened by daily sunshine, and the soft and 1542, then "re-discovered" in 1602. Later his- the Santa Catalina Island Company. It is zes that fan into restful ql himself had a hearty laugh, tory records private grants to 1892, when it located on Sumner avenue, near the water and exhausted wayfarer from the haunts Introducing Miss \Villebrandt, the was acquired by the Santa Catalina Island front. It is a very complete modern hostelry, commercial activity., Company, the corporation which still owns it, In 1919 the Hotel St. Catherine was open-The adjacent waters hwmsn nary wend toastmaster said that he did not know although the ownership of the company has ed. This beautiful place, on the ocean front, Fish and marine vegetation the taarine I changed, in Descanso Canyon, one-half mile west ofdens, seen through glass-bottom boatS, what subject she woultt choose for her In 1919, Mr. William Wrigley, Jr., acquir- Avalon, is a veritable dream of loveliness, the delight and bewilderment of laany tl" address, but if she could not "drive ed ownership of the Island and the boat with service fully in keeping with its delight- sands of tourists from all over the worl ful location. The hotel has just been en- From 1602 to 1863 practically no hist equipment, comprising the Wilmington. Trans- larged. (See illustration on pag.e two.) eal data is available that is of interest. houle her argunlent" the same could portation Company. That the coming years wall witness an was "just an island in the Pacific oce~ Immediately after the reorganization of the even more extensive development of Avalonvisited occasionally by vessels passing up be submitted in "briefs." To Which Santa Catalina Island Company (February --the queen of Pacific coast pleasure resorts down the coast. Captain Phineas Banal Miss \Villebrandt replied very sweetly, 1919), real estate in Avalon was placed on --is certain, for it is rapidly taking its place Mr. Harris Newmark, aid a party of frle the market, and during the first year prac- as an all-the-year-round resort, visited the Island in 1859 and the oUl and turned the laugh on the toast- tically one million dollars worth of real es- Catalina Island's baseball park, the train- was considered a memorable one The tate was sold to year-round or summer res- ing grounds for the Chicago Cubs is consid- mining boom commenced in 1863', when master. Miss Wiltebrantlt's address idents. Under the stately eucalyptus trees in ered by experts to be the most unique of all James Lick bought the property for $80t was forceful, convincing and eloquent, the territory formerly used by summer camp- baseball grounds, the title being a Mexican grant to ers, the new real estate owners outrivaled each With the introduction of steam shovels, Maria Covarrubias, confirmed by Un', She depicted the work of the Attorney other in the construction of artistic hunga- trucks, etc., many of the old trails have been States patent. Hundreds of mining cla General and his assistants ill \Vash- lows. For weeks house-movers were busy. Daily widened and made excellent roads. The roadwere staked out near the Isthmus. At j0 some ancient landmark dissappeared, and in to Pebbly Beach, the site of Graham Bros.,son's Cove streets were laid out for a tc ington, D. C., and gave a number of its place was commenced a permanent home. rock quarry is a picturesque tho,'oughfareto be called Queen City. Then trouble o In front of the dancing pavilion a new block along the shoreline toward Seal Rocks. menced: Catalina Harbor became famoUS hnmorous "digs" at the judges of the of stores extended the business section of the Since 1919 the Santa Catalina Island Corn-smugglers, and for its easy accessibihty various state and federal conrts, water front. Still greater improvements have pany has spent nearly a million dollars de- California and Mexican lawbreakerS. since been made in various parts of the town. veloping water for Avalon. It has just com- February 5th, 1864 Captain R B. In addition to the speakers, the Los In 1920 the reorganized Wilmington pleted a system which takes water from thecommanding the Fo'urth Caliiorn'ia Infa Transportation Company added to its cross- large springs in Middle Ranch canyon and stationed at the Isthmus gave orders fo Angeles Bar Association male quartet channel fleet then consisting of the steamers pumps it to the Sununit, whence it is sentminers and prospectors ~o leave. SepteJ furnished vocal music. The singers "Hermosa" and "Cabrillo," the splendid Ate the water mains of Avalon, and may 1864, the troops were withdrawn, and steamship "Avalon," carxying 2000 passen- be piped to any other point on the Island barracks at the Isthmus still stand to were encored several thnes. Spanish gers, at a cost of half a million dollars, where needed. This new supply of good memory of those thrilling days. This ]rear another new steamship, the "Cat. Island water does away with the necessity for July 1887, the trustees of the James music was furnished by Jose Arias' alina,' costing $1,000 000, and with accomo- bringing drinking water from the mainland. Spanish orchestra, which appeared in ' estate sold Santa Catalina Is/and to Mr. R. Shatto for the sum of $200,000. costume. English mining syndicate later took At the Saturday ulorning session of the three-day convention the follow- ing officers were elected for 1924: President, George F. Noble, Stockton; Vice-Presidents, John G. Mott of Los Angeles, Chas. A. Shurtleff of San Francisco and Lewis H. Smith of Fresno; treasurer, Delger Trobridge, San Francisco; secretary, T. W. Rob- insop. Executive comtnittee: Eugene Daney, San Diego; Maurice Rankin, San Jose; F. M. Angelloti, San Fran- cisco; Thomas C. Ridgway, Los An- geles, and Chas. A. Beardsley of Oak- land. Catalina will give you the rest of your life. Come to Catalina. Write to the Catalini~ Light Tackle Club, P. O. 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Address on the property, and in 1892, after able litigation with the syndicate, Mr. to sold the property directly to the nmg Brothers. Mr. Shatto planned the of Avalon, sold parcels of land for from to $1000, according to the location, ected the first hotel of importance at Previous to the opening of the ropole, visitors camped in tents the then known as "Timm's 13, 1887, the possibilities of ~leasure resort--"A Fisherman's ecame known, and since that day been widely advertised. More than 200,000 tourists visit thi- chanting isle each year. From 1892 to many hotels, apartment houses and cottages were erected. Then followed astrous fire that caused a loss of $1,000,000. The historic "Metropole was completely destroyed, atSheWere manY er buildmgs located on side of the crescent-shaped "Bay of "Greater Avalon," more beautiful ing and attractive, is now a reality. A charming feature of Avalon is the walk along the sea shore, extending" the Hotel St. Catherine to Pebbly distance of two miles. That Catalina is rapidly becomlng "Garden Spot of the World" is a fact. predicted that in five years the IsthmuS, an "Hawaiian Village" will bid isingly to become a sister rival t the "Queen Pleasure Resort of ~he "SOUTHPAW" KIDS ARE O. K. SAYS PSYCHO (By Science Service) Dr. Kate Gorday of Los after a comparison of the quotients of'the right-handed and handed children in a group of children, finds no confirmation traditional opinion that left-handed dividuals are of left-handed or intelligence. In fact the slight di ence in intelligence found by day was in favor, of the But although left-handed are not necessarily inferior in genee, it is probably true that subnormal individuals there is percentage of lefthandetlness. Dr. Gorday finds as other tors do that there are more ed boys than girls aml that edness runs in families. 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