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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 $0c per Inch, Each Insertion,_ 500 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 35c per Inch, Liners 10~ per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class 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 genera] public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Polincs and Gov- ernmen, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. FAMOUS LAST WORDS "Once more, all together; Be a booster !" Watch the world come to Catalina. The increasing attendance at the Av- alon schools is direct testimony of the growth in population of this charming Island city. The Elks certainly seemed to enjoy their stay at Catalina. The Island has won a lot more boosters through the visit of this organization. Saturday, Sunday and Monday saw a great scattering of the late summer visitors. The mainland schools are now in session, so nearly all residents of other communities have returned to their several homes. Due to the untiring vigilance of a corps of detectives from the sheriff's office in Los Angeles, few if any of the thousands of visiting Elks were victims of the usual following of con- fidence men, pickpockets and dope peddlers. Among those detailed to Av- alon for the protection of the visitors were C. E. Peoples of the narcotic squad, Howard J. Brooks and Frank Dewar. The last concert of Porter's Catalina Marine Band for the summer season of 1924 is scheduled to take place this (Wednesday) evening at 7:30. On Thursday evening the band will broad- cast a program from Los Angeles. This season more people have listened to the splendid concerts given by this organization of skilled nmsicians than ever before. Manager Porter" and Conductor Mulford are to be congrat- ulated upon the success of their efforts to please the music-lovers who have visited Catalina this season., Donald McDonald, an English sportsman, who was a recent visitor to Los Angeles, asserts that there are a lot of good broadbill swordfish going to waste in Southern California wat- ers. An Examiner reporter quotes him as saying: "The meat of the broadgill swordfish is considered a great delicacy in the east and England. But while Los Angeles fishing grounds abound with them, commercial fishers seem to be ignorant of this swordfish's value when caught in wholesale quantities. Some wise man is going to make a fortune." SCHOOL NOTES Everybody interested in the schools of Avalon, or in the progress of the community, is invited to meet at the Congregational Church tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 7:30 to meet and greet the teachers of the public schools, and to participate in the or- ganization of a Parent-Teacher Asso- ciation, in accordance with the action taken at the last meeting of the Ava- lon School Association. Mrs. C. C. Noble of Los Angeles, a state officer, will speak. Refreshments will be serv- ed and other interesting things will likely take place. The attendance in the Avalon schools is still increasing at a remarkable rate, having now reached a total of 210 as compared with 150 at the correspond- ing time last year. This makes an increase of 40 percent over last year. The increase is causing considerable congestion in the high school. The schools will soon be ready to resume publication of the "Sugar Loaf." Martha Meyer has been elected editor, with Malcohn Renton and Blanche Runnel as associate editors. At a meeting of the student body council on Monday the following offi- cers were elected: John Shields, presi- dent; Edythe Stone, secretary and George Minney, treasurer. The different classes are represented in the student body council by the fol- lowing persons : Seventh Grade--Edgar Harrison and Georgia Coleman. Eighth Grade--Stephen Williams and Juanita Gurasich. Ninth Grade--Charles Cliff and Ks(b- ryn Dunkle. Tenth Grade--Myrtle Gibson and Ar- thur Goulding. Eleventh Grade--Martha Meyer and George Minney. Twelfth Grade--John Shields and Edythe Stone. ANGLER LANDS FISH IN JUG! Fulton, N. Y., Sept. 19.--To catch .a pickerel held captive in a jug is the Waltonian claim to fame of George W. Hill, Jr., of this city. "I was fishing with worms as bait and trying to catch some jack perch at Fair Haven Bay. All of a sudden I felt a sharp bite. In pulling in the line the weight caused it to weave, making me think I had hooked a log. Upon getting the hook to the surface I discovered my hook and sinker had dropped into the neck of an old jug, It was necessary to break the jug, when to nay surprise I found the worm had been grabbed by the pickerel, which was on the inside of the jug. "The only account I can give for the captivity of the fish was that when it was small it hibernated in the jug, and as it grew it was too big to get out." DEVIL FISH WEIGHING 4000 POUNDS CAUGHT m A devilfish, or giant ray, twenty feet in length and weighing close to 4000 pounds, was captured after a fight of an hour off Dauphin Island, near Mo- bile, Ala. The fish was landed with the aid of harpoons and lances. A youngster was visiting the aquar- ium and he suddenly asked: "Papa, what makes those fish so dry? They are always drinking the water." "Keep Avalon a Spotless Town." We pledge our help l FISH FISHING FISHERS Tuna caught to date, 270. Marlin swordfish, 74. Broadbill swordfish, 6. MRS. STREETER TAKES FINE MARLIN ON LIGHT TACKLE Fishing from the launch Leona, with Captain A. Eaton at the wheel, Mrs. L. P. Streeter took a marlin swordfish weighing 124 pounds, on Tuna Club regulatiOn light tackle, Saturday, Sept. 20th. This is the second swordfish taken by a lady angler on light tackle. The first was taken by Mrs. Pharazyn, of New Zealand, on August 1st, 1913--- eleven years ago. Mrs. Streeter took her fish after a good clean fight, which lasted two hours and a half, and both Mr. Stree- ter and Captain Eaton said it was a pretty fight, and that the fair angler handled the light tackle splendidly. At no time was Mrs. Streeter distress- ed. The really remarkable feature of taking this fish is the fact that Mrs. Streeter, until 1923, was quite a strang- er to deep sea fishing. In 1923 this lady angler took the James W. Jump trophy of the Catalina Light Tackle Club, for largest tuna on light tackle, 22 pounds. Things are moving fast in the Stree- ter family, as Mr. Streeter, who is one of the oldest members of the Tuna Club, was its secretary from 1906 to 1911, and is at present time its histor- ian. He has been on the sick list for a period of over a year. He contemplates retiring from the Illinois Central railroad, and will then make California their permanent resi- dence. Following this wonderful catch by Mrs. Streeter, and the keen inter- est taken by both in fishing, we may expect to see some wonderful catches made by the Streeter fanfily from now on. The Catalina Light Tackle Club has awarded Mrs. Streeter a gold button for her remarkable catch. The marlin has been turned over to Mrs. C. B. Parker to be lnounted. Lucky on First Trial C. G. Herbert of Altadena came over to Avalon a few (lays ago, especially to catch a marlin swordfish. Starting as soon as he arrived, he soon hooked one off Seal Rocks, and in fifty min- utes had him aboard the Sunbeam. with Captain Monte Foster. Mr. Her- bert, though he had never had any previous experience with marlin, did some excellent work, and waited near- ly three minutes before the fish (a very suspicious one) swallowed the bait. It turned out that had he not given the fish lot's of time, and then hooked him deep down in the throat, causing the marlin to sound instead of following his usual tactk:s of careering around all over the ocean, with the line very often clear of the water hundreds of feet away, Mr. Herbert would have had his llne boats, the fishermen in an albacore was being down and jeopardised ably. In fact, had not been manouvered on two cover the line from an boat, it would have been the fish lost, as happened to of Nashville, Tenn. The jig boats thought an ing fought was quite when the marlin leaped water close to one of tain, being a gentlenmn to the pilot house and clear the way. Van Brunt Gets First Fishing from his private M., Mr. Willard A. Van his first Marlin ~on He is hoping to get his ere the season closes, to blue button, which he highly. Mr. Van Brunt of the summer on these ing the Tuna Club his His boat; the Ida M., named sister, Mrs. Ida M. Campbell,. out a doubt the most ment for comfort and most of which has been Mr. Van Brunt's own ideaS. the fall, and all through the son, this veteran sportsman is ly to be found amongst the As a true, all-round take our hats off to Brunt. Charles A. Meyer Lands A, C. Brode and his A. Meyer, have been fishing launch Leta D., Captain 1. On September 16th Mr. two marlin swordfish, 188 pounds. This was Mr. marlin and, to Mr. Brode's guest made it a double work f~r one day. Mr. spending his vacation at his home on Maiden Lane, entertained q'uite a few of On Friday, September 19th J. Mallen brought in his bill of the season--weight The fish was taken from private cruiser Harry, Jr., by Captain John Magg~ was the gaffer of Mr. fish of 528 pounds. Billy Xanders, of Maywood, teen years old, is credited bY Angeles paper with having oil shark, six feet long and 114 pounds--being heavier boy. Seal Beach was the scene contest, the shark being gaff after a sharp tussle. Tuna Club guests during week included President Jump, Vice-President Lee A.. A. C. Brode, F. H. Reed, A. R. C. A. Meyer, Willard A. Van Ben Meyer, L. P. Streeter, Ma~ tein, Keith Spalding, Fred Ford, Harry J. Mallen, H. G. Geo, C. Thomas, Jr., Geo. C. III., Dr. W. Hume Roberts, Bergin, Dr. Lynn Case, Geo. bury, B. O. Kendall and Kendall. A trio of light tackle brought in on Monday by the ing members of the Tuna CII W. Jump, 190; A. R. Martin, C. Mankowski, 142~. .; Subscribe now--S2.00 per