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September 24, 1924

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SANTA CATALINA ISLAND: IN ALL THE WORLD NO TRIP LIKE THIS! 0P~blished weekly at Avalon Santa Catalina Island, California. Avalon's ~c'mi newspaner contain'in t ',orla ..,_ .~- , g he local news of this wonderful Island 0fl~" U~elal publication of the Light Tackle Club, an organization -~','angiin s ortsmen B s g P . a eball trammg field for Chicago "Cubs." Avalon: Year-round mecca for tourists and travelers. Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, riding, fishint, walking, marine gardens. Unexcelled accommodations. FIvE CENTS AVALON. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND. CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 24, 1924. VOL. Xl. NO. 37 ELKs CATALINA MEETING PROVES GREAT SUCCESS RObed in royal purple, more than live thousand Elks participated in their !ertth. annual reunion for three days st Week in Avalon. The crack team rum corps of the Santa Barbara Lodge headed the procession when the visi- ~;s arrived on the Island Wednesday. i Oe Pasadena Band was next in line, hooded in green as spearmen. Los Angeles, No 99 in their spotless white unlforms, were'very attractive. Then tOllowed Oxnard Visalia, San Pedro, Long Beach Huntington Park, Glen- dale, Santa Monica, etc. It was Thurs- ay before the San Francisco Bay dis- trict contingent stepped down the gang- Plank of the steamship Catalina. They ~rrived at Wilmington on a special oat that was too" large to dock at the Avalon pier, so came from Wilmington on the regular steamer, a day late. Among high officials of Elkdom were William M Abbott of San Francisco, ast Cra ,i Exalted Rn,er of order; Charles Dolan of Oxnard, Past State President and Exalted Ruler George M. Bresli'n of Los Angeles, Lodge No., 99. President Howard Kirtland was m Charge of the program while the visi- tors convened here. Thomas Wood of Santa Monica LOdge, who delivered the annual patri- Otic address Thursday used as his theme "American Ideals." He declared that the American Constitution is un- der fire, and further stated that if men Came into America from foreign lands and attack the Constitution, the vital organ of this country, then the Immi- gration Department must take stricter rOeasures of disbaring entry for pro- teetion of the nation Americans must have a c " t f are against paid propagandis s~ torn foreign countries, he said. All of Catalina Island was turned Over to the antlered herd of the state as its browsing ground during the four day reunion here. General Manager David M. Rentou in a fbrmal address at the Greek open-air amphitheatre, extended greeting to the visiting Elks. Fie was. followed by John N. Stewart, general manager of the traffic depart- rrtent of the company, who gave the LINES TO BILL ELK--MAY HIS TRIBE INCREASE! By J. N. Stewart (Delivered at the Opening of the E'lks' Convention From Maine to California, from Alaska to Key West, With a bunch of Island possessions in the pocket of his vest, Uncle Sam has lands aplenty and a people great and strong, Who are out to help hmnanity and boost the worhl along. There isn't any question but Sam's people take the cake For trying hard and ceaslessly a better worht to make, .And of all the grand good fellows who are working with a will There isn't one that's doing more than good old Brother Bill, "Hello, Bill! Howdy! Say, got a nfinute, Bill? Here's a poor young fellow out of luck--his wife and kids are ill; We're making up a jack-pot, Bill; how much are you in for?" "Me ? I'll kick in a twenty; let me know if you want more!" "Fine, Bill! Thank you; you're a credit to the herd." "No--never mind the thanks, old pal, and please, don't say a word. I only want a chance to do my little bit, you see, For all the good things that the Lord has kindly slipped to me. "B. P. O. E. means this to me: That I've a debt to pay: Each setting sun--one good deed done, or it hasn't been a day!" 3 to 2 against Ventura, their oponents from the south. A passed ball in the sons of the royal purple the freedom of the island. sixth inning and approaching dark- ness concluded the game. Golf Championship The greatest number of delegates and alternates ever to attend a state con- vention in the history of California GREATEST ELK MEETING ON THE PACIFIC COAST As Jack Curtis and wife of Santa Monica, No. 906, could not be present, Nat Farnmn and his company, from the Bandbox Theatre, Avalon, took their place, and gave the snappiest number of the evening. Glyndon Smith, Eureka, No. 652, presented "Far Eastern Mysteries." A. B. Jackobson, Huntington Park, No. 1415, was the "Rube Skater." Dr. P. M. Willemin, Almeda, No. 1015, got out his musical saw. Oakland, No. 171, presented a play- let,"A Pipemaker's Dream," with Fred A. Batkin, C. Earle Clement, Robt. S. Abernethy, Frank H. Deque, Jr., and Elsa Musgrave in the cast. The Los Angeles, No. 99, Glee Club under the direction of Harry Girard, sang several numbers. San Francisco, No. 3, Jazz orchestra. Following the Hi Jinks a midnight barbecue was held near Wrigley Feld, at which it is stated that neary 4000 people were fed. "Wild Animal" Circul The state golf championship was Though not officially on the pro- carried off by San Pedro Lodge 966; gram, the No. 99 drill team, augment- the perpetual trophy was won by A. ed by the No. 99 band and glee club L. Laurance, James Heuston and A. L. under leadership of George M. Adair, Elkdom registered at the tenth con-Amar. Mr. Laurance qualified in tow each evening turned a wild animal cir- vention in Catalina, according to re-:net score, cus lose upon the island hamlet which ports given out by Jess Wood, of No. wrought havoc, beginning with the in- 99, chairman of the credential commit- Hi dinka vasion of the Hotel St. Catherine and tee. One thousand and ten delegates The audience at the Hi Jinks enter- ending at Island Villa, into the small registered at the Island headquarters tainment Friday evening was the lar- hours of the morning. in the Hotel Atwater. During gest ever assembled in the Greek the 1923 convention at Eureka, 701 amphitheatre. Not only was every Spanish Dancers delegates were registered, and during seat filled, but the retaining walls, the Distinguishing themselves for grace the 1922 convention at Santa Monica steps in the center aisle, and every and beauty were a sextette of Spanish 720---the record up to the present,available space in front of the stage, dancers. Senoritas were impersonated was jammed with a good-natured by the three famed Elk-six-footers, Ritualistic Contest crowd. Considering the length of the Harry Rauhn, Walter Grove and Don Smith, while their "stalwart" dons In the splendid ritualistic contest program the audience was a very pa- Thursday night the great Ray Ben- tient one. Following were the features were five-foot, Cal Wood, Roy Snyder jamin Trophy was carried off by San i presented: and Dr. Shirward. These were follow- Francisco, No. 3. Hanford took secoml Musical novehy, Orchestra from ed by the famed "Australian Mules," prize, the Jim Shanley trophy, and AI- Whittier Lodge No. 1258. with ~V. W. Colwell acting as ring- hambra third, the Hornblein trophy.Baritone solos by Frank.Thornton master. The Spark Plug combination Ontario scored forth and Stockton was Smith, with \V. Carroll Kirkman atbrought the final roar, with Bill Coe fifth, the piano, as Barney Google and Ernie Jeager San Francisco walked off with the Musical Nonsense, by John F. Mul- and Ray Vogel as "Sparky." baseball championship of the State downey, Mrs. Muldowney presiding at Bakerafidd Wins Elk League to the tune of a score of the piano. Two contests that drew thousands of MY AVALON (Written for the California Bar Association) When Night draws her veil, o'er Avalon bay, And the stars throw a sheen o'er the sea, 'Tis the eyes that I love seem to sparkle above, While the waves whisper laughter to me. Let the wide world rush on madly thru space, Let the waves struggle hard to be free; The past is not lost; no matter the cost, Could I tell what the sea says to me. ,,, J visiting Elks and their women folk Friday were the drill contest at the Chicago Cubs' training grounds and the band contest at the Pavilion. Bakers- field lodge drill team, holder for the past two years of the State trophy, was given stiff competition by the drill teams of the Oakland, Pasadena, Visa- lia and Huntington Park lodges. The state drill team trophy was won for the third time and cinched for all time by the Bakersfield Lodge. (Continued on Page 2, Column 1)