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SANTA CATALINA ISLAND: IN ALL THE WORLD NO TRIP LIKE THIS! P-Ublishedweekl. at Avalon Santa Catalina Island California. Avalon's °llicial rres • '. ~orl~ ~Wspaper containing the local news of this wonderful Island 0f Sea" Official publication of the Light Tackle Club, an organization "angling sportsmen. Baseball training field for Chicago "Cubs." Avalon: Year-round mecca for tourists and travelers. Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, riding, fishing, walking, marine gardens. Unexcelled accommodations. FIVE: CENTS AVALON. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND. CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOSER 1, 1924. VOL. XI. No. 38 CONCERT SEASON CLOSEDI P.-T. A. IN FIRST MEETING One of the Best in a Long Series of Successes ] City Council Refuses Aid for Community Nurse adnu°n - the establishment of Av- monotony to some of a program corn-I ]n accordance with the motion adop-IAvalon School Association were read ~ort,"--- -~,,tatr, ban 'na Island, as a. summer re- posed, wholly of musical numbers. I ted at its. last meeting, held in June,[ and approved.. . . hec .... d concerts an: mghtly dances This season the band remain~ed long-[the Avalon School Association met in I The special comnuttee appointed to look-ld~ t~eatures wmcn _were always er than usual, and ,lid not conclude its [the Congregational Church Thursday lendeav°r to secure a community nurse e,, ~Orward to w~th interest by nt htl ~ for A~alon reported that the Long Prospect/ .... ;o; .... "g y concerts until last Wednesday [evening as a Parefit-Teacher organiza-(7~ , ,a , ........ In ea.~;-'"~ ..... .~;~' . . _ , evening, September 24th. As the even- [tion '/'he auditorium was well filled ~eacn ~oara o/ ~uucatmn was wmmg t . -,y uays tne concerts took pmce / " /to bear half of the expense of em- ~:ek of !he Pavilion as it then stood, / |ploying such a nurse, for the benefit ~hmet back from the beach than of the schools, but that the Avalon there it now stands. The seats were board of trustees turned down the pro- uut planks, without any backs, but the position that the city should pay the People who for that. loved music did not care The dances were given in what is now but the entrance portion of the Present large Pavilion. The building Was twelve-sided, and there were but one or two rows of benche around the walls. But they had good times then--as now. I.tNearly thirty years ago Mr. Charles • Porter became manager of what has always been known as Porter's Uatalina Marine Band, and each sum- rner since, with but one or two excep- tions, he has brought to the island a COmpany of skilled musicians, who Season after season have pleased tens of thousands of visitors with the mel- odies which they have produced. MAssociated with Mr. Porter has been r. George Mulford who has wielded the director's baton over the aggrega'- !ion of musicians, with their varied znstruments, in a way to get out of the music rendered' the authors' ideas. At times, too, he has used his know- ledge of band music to improve upon the expression or harmony of various Productions. So, also, he has taken thenaes written for the piano and ar- ranged them for band production. One of the most difficult things fac- ing a band master is to arrange his Programs so that they will be enter- !aining. Mr. Mulford has succeeded In this respect to a remarkable degree. He always has had some surprise ready for those who came to hear the band. Quite generally there was some short, snappy or popular piece in be- twe.en the numbers as arranged on the Program. This is a picture of Captain Laurie D. Mitchell, British Army Officer, congratulating Zane Grey on his world's record blue fin tuna of 758 pounds, caught on August 22, 1924. Captain Mitchell held the record for years. Mr. Grey's tuna measured 8 feet and 8 inches in length; and 6 feet 4 inches in girth. The tackle used was a special Coxe reel, Murphy hickory rod, and Ashaway line. ings had commenced to become cool the concluding concerts were given in the Crescent Avenue Pavilion. The program given on Wednesday evening was as follows: Then, too, he developed the skill of the soloists, and at times had solos Upon instruments almost unknown in that respect• And as opportunity Of- with men and women interested in the welfare of the Avalon public schools. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. W. H. Stone. Other officers present were Mrs. Ruth Pitts, vice- president; Mrs. M. N. Shields, treas- urer, and the secretary, Chas. H. Smith. The program for the evening opened with a piano duet by Miss Martha Meyer and Arthur Goulding. The au- dience was so well pleased with their playing that they called for another number, which the young people very graciously acceeded to. The treasurer repor[ed a balance of $13.97 in the treasury. Minutes of the June session of the March, "On the Tramp," Sousa. "An Orange Grove in California," Berlin Waltz, "Wiener Blut," Strauss• Overture, "Tannhauser," Wagner• "Playful Kittens," Eilenberg. ered good vocal soloists were also a Selection, "Chimes of Normandy," by eature of the programs. Planquette. Another taking feature with many,[Patrol, "O1 South," Zamecnik. ~augurated by Mr. Porter, was his I From Siguard lorsalfar Suite, Greig. .abit of reading a "poem," or a good[ (I) Introduction (Sigurd the Crusa- Joke of some kind, almost every even-] der; (II) Intermezzo (Borghild°s !ng. They generally provoked a hearty] Dream). "Banddidntstrike" (Humoresque),by laugh and a feeling of good humor, ]Dalbey. always helpful by breaking up the/ (Continued on Page 6, Column 4) other half, even though the nurse would be under the direction of the city health officer half of the time. The conmfittee report stated that they had tried to convince the board of trustees of the wisdom of having a community nurse, and of the benefit that might accrue therefrom, such as having the eyes and teeth of children inspected, the early discovery of pos- sible infectious diseases, seeing that the children were receiving proper nourishment, etc. The board, the com- ;mittee stated, were doubtful whether the community would be w;lling to stand the necessary expense, and so declined to take favorable action. The report of the Committee was received and the committee discharged. Mrs. C. C. Noble of Los Angeles and Avalon, state chairman of membership of the Parent-Teacher Association, was introduced as the speaker of the evening. She very" pleasantly and ~lainly outlined the various lines of work by which the Association aided in the work of the teachers, parents and scholars• She said that the Cata- lina School District Association would be a member of the Long Beach City Federation, and explained how the local organization would benefit by such re- lationship. Upon motion the formal election of officers was postponed until the next meeting. Mrs. J. R. Giddings of Pasadena spoke briefly of the work accomplish- xt by the Parent-Teacher Association. Mr. Dunkle, superintendent of the 2atalina schools spoke of his pleasure in being back at Avalon, and said that :he school year had opened very auspi- ciously. He beleived that the year would be the best yet enjoyed by the schools in Avalon, said that the sever- al grades were well prepared for the work, except for the lack of room, and expressed his disappointment at the slow progress that was being made toward building the new school house, for which funds were voted last Jan- uary. He complimented Avalon on the excellent staff of teachers which had been provided, and urged that parents (Continued on Page 2, Column 1) L,