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October 8, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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October 8, 1924

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SA.TA CATALI.A IN ALL THE WOaLO NO TIIIP LIKE THI$~ ua a ER 0ftiei y t , - . nd, California. Avalon s W al newspaper containinthe local ne " Avalon" Year-round mecca for tourists and travelers, of sed'_ 0 .l ial It? g, bY: eC: ifs?g2eb, ll, riding, fishing, Orl . , g ws of this wonderful "Island . . . . . . ~'-anghng Sportsmen. Baseball training field for Chicago "Cubs." walking, marine garctens, unexeenea accommooatlons. r':'l v E CENTS AVALON. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND. CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1924. VOL. XI. NO 3g PLANs FOR HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING ARE READY t,Cheer up, ye teach-'~rs and scholars hf~e plans for the new school building ,~ve been completed and accepted bv ,-e school board. Now bids will be asked for and in the course of time ~e building will be completed. new W~der present conditions it is hard to t ~alt for it--but after an inspection of ue plans we believe it is worth the Wait. According to the plans .the, Udding will be located near the upper end of * ' " t the 1o~ m bails Canyon, with a ten.tative plan for an extension of the uUflding eastward as necessity arises. illhe present building will be 117x109 ,eet in general dimensions, somewhat ~1n the shape of the letter L, with the Ohger part rtmning lengthwise of the ~hool lot.The architects arc \Veber, taunton & Spauhling of Los Angeles With ' the completion of this building, lth every convenience that modern rethought can provide, the commu- nity, teachers and pupils will have a School of which they nmy well be Proud. TRAVEL TO CATALINA SETS A NEW RECORD I?our hundred and fifteen thousand PaSSengers traveled 'to Catalina Island and back during June, July, August ~nd September this year, according to ' N. Stewart, vice-president, traffic ~nd advertising manager of the Santa atalina Island Company. This is an ~nCrease of more than twenty percent OVer the number carried last year in a similar period. The four months' record this year is within 40,000 of the number transported during the en- tre year of 1923, according to Mr. tewart. The Wrigley ships to the 2~{agic Isle carried 147,000 passengers OVer and back in the month of August alone, which is more than crossed the Channel during any year between 1913 and 1916, and is five times as great as August 1919, the year Mr. Wrigley took over the Island and the steam- Ship line. "As a concrete illustration of the power of advertising, this re- ~hrd ought to silence every 'doubting omas' who croaks that advertising doesn't - ,, ,, 1 pay, said Stewart. Mr.Wrig- ey has built businesses of various kinds with the judicious use of printer's ink and he is today probably the world's greatest exponent of persistent adver- tising.,, "Watch the world come to Catalina. D. M. RENTON GOING EAST FAIRBANKS' TO ENTERTAIN Mr. D. M. Renton, the genial and capable general manager of the Santa Catalina Island Company, has been commissioned by J. H. Patrick, presi- dent of the Los Angeles club of the Pacific Coast Baseball League, to visit various eastern cities to acquaint him- self with the characteristics amt capa- cities of various ball parks therein. This is an educational trip for Mr. Renton, to the better qualify him for the task of buihting the plant for the new ball park which the "Angels" are to have in the metropolis of the south- west. A Los Angeles paper is responsible for the assertion that George Michae- lis is going to leave the camp at Mos- quito harbor, San Clemente Island. The sheep men want to kill his collie dog, it is said, because the ythink "he kills sheep. Michaelis, on the other hand, says a police dog left on the island by visitors, is doing the killing. Rather have his dog killed, it is said Michaelis will leave the Island. The Spanish grandees which are to be entertained by Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford at the camp at \Vhites Landing, are due to arrive this week. Among them are said to be the I)uke and Duchess of Penaranda, Mar- quis del Marito and his younger bro- ther, the Duke amt Duchess of Alba, the Marquis of Viana and the Mar- quis of Coqnilla. The visitors are all relatives or close friends of the King of Spain. Their time at Catalina will be given over to deep sea fishing by the gentlemen, while it is said that the entire party may engage in a wild goat hunt. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stamford of, Claremont are spending some time in Avalon, renewing old-time acquaintan- ces and enjoying the attractions of Catalina. They report the new home [ "ALLUREMENTS CLEVER" By Hariet A. Waldman Avalon, I long have loved another; Very fair is she, and nothing like a tramp, And with her I could have lived forever; Loved her only, too, if you, you little scamp, On the scene with your allurements clever-- Never bad become a fascinating vamp. Riverside, California, September 23, 1924. HE DID IT Somebody said that it couldn't be done, But he, with a chuckle, replied That "Maybe it Couktn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he tried. So he buckled right in, with a trace of grin On his face. If he worried he did it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done--and he did it. Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one has ever done it." But he took off his coat and he took off his hat, And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With the lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting of quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done--and he did it. There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done; There are thousands to prophesy failure; There are thousands to point out to you, one by one The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Then take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done"--and you'll do it.--Tid Bits. 'TISN'T SPRINGTIME YET BUT DAN CUPID'S BUSY Williamson-$prague When we talked about a probable wedding among Avalon young people last week we had in mind that of Marc Williamson and Miss Esther Is- abel Sprague, which took place in Los Angeles on Friday. Mr. Williamson has been a resident of Avalon for several years, and for the past two or three summers has been the life-guard on the beach near the pleasure pier. The bride has been one of the ener- getic workers in the busy places in Avalon during the past smnmer. Their many friends will unite in wishing the young people much happiness. They will be at home to their Avalon friends after October 15th. Shoaf- Palmer Paul Shoaf, one of our younger set took it into his head to cheat the Bachelor Union of Avalon last week, and upon his return to our city brought a bride with him. Incidentally, the bride is not a stranger in our city. The announcement reads: "Mr. and Mrs. Paul Palmer announce the mar- miage of their daughter Pearl Pauline to Paul H. Shoal, Thursday, Septem- ber 25th, 1924, at Los Angeles." Mr. Shoaf and bride began their lit- tle romance the early part of last sum- mer, and it took but a few months for Dan Cupid to decide whether the knot should be tied that "bound the twain!" I Paul, as the gang calls him, is known in Avalon as the entertaining yodeller, and is well liked by all who came into contact with him. Originally, a North Carolinan of Thomasville, he came to California a few years ago and it took a little California sunshine in the per- son of Miss Palmer to make him an almost Native Son. The happy couple are at home at 367 Sumner avenue. Pulliam-Lea Last Sunday noon in the Avalon Congregational church, Oscar Kirby Pulliam and Ella Marguerite Lea were united in marriage by Rev. LaRue C. Watson. The groom came all the way from Arkansas for the event, the home of the bride being in Los Angeles. The new home will be in Los Angeles. The witnesses were Mrs. W. C. Lea, moth- er of the bride; Mrs. E. M. Barnwell, a relative; and a little sister of the bride. The wedding party spent sev- (Continued on Page 7, Column 3)