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October 8, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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October 8, 1924

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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA (Only When Paid in Advance). One Year .................................... Two Dollars Six Months .................................. One Dollar Three Months ............................ Fifty Cents Single Copies ................................ Five Cents Display Advertising 50c per Inch, Each Insertion... 500 Inches During a Period o[ Six Months, SSc per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 25c~ 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Cali|. Under the Act of March $, 1897. to the general public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Gov- ernmen, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciatecL The spiny lobster season opens on October 15th and closes February 28. The regular monthly meeting of the Southern California Rod and Reel Club was held at the club rooms on South Hill Street, Los Angeles, last evening. Refreshments were served. "Nowadays the earth is small; the human population great. What is found on the earth must be husband- ed. Recklessly waste its resources and they will disappear, leaving a waste where once was abundance." The new X-ray apparatus at the Catalina hospital has been in use sev- eral times, and Dr. Baker says it is giving satisfaction. Thus is Avalon better, equipped to handle surgical cases where broken bones have to be set. Have you made all the necessary preparations for rain? If not, you better get busy, as it is liable to come any time now. LATER--Rain came .Monday even- ing. But Tuesday morning it was clear. The last of the hundred tons of ore from the silver and lead mine on Black Jack was brought in"Monday, and the entire lot will at onc~ be shipped to the San,.Erancisco smelter. The're is reason to believe that this mine may. turn out to be a splendid" producer, possibly one of the best on the coast. Following the lead set by aeroplanes on the California coast, it is reported that three flying boats belonging to the English government are patroling various parts of the North Sea trying to locate fish. Their principal object- ivo is herring, and it is believed Lhat by spotting the shoals and advising the various trawling stations the trawlers will be saved much time. Evening classes at the high school are scheduled to open next week. On Monday evening the naturalization class will commence work. On Tues- "day evening, the 14th, the general sci- ence lecture course will open. On Wednesday evening the English class for foreign speaking aduhs will get under way. These several classes will all meet at 7:30, for a two-hour ses- sion. Other classes will be fornaed, should the registration warrant them. "Keep Avalon a Spotless Town." We pledge our help[ Watch the world come to Catalina. BRIEF LOCAL NOTES Charley Fairchild thinks it is going to rain soon---or there will be a long dry spell. Painters have been busy the past week brightening up the woodwork at the Whitehouse Apartments. The Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy, eight battleships and one mine sweeper, is again at anchor in Los Angeles harbor. That new La France fire engine looks very fine. The boys in charge say it works splendidly. Driver Ernie Baldwin is ready for any emergency. W. L. White, ye ice man, has.gone to Eagle Rock City to spend the win- ter, accompanied by his family. Dur- his absence we understand that the Avalon Transfer Company will look after his ice business. Harry Williams, president of the Pacific Coast Baseball League, has been asked to invite the National As- sociation of Minor Leagues to hold its 1926 meeting at Avalon, Catalina Is- land. This year's meeting will be held at Hartford, Conn. The presidential election will take place on Tuesday, November 4th. Won- der who will be elected. If you are a voter, your ballot may decide the re- suit. Should you stay at home and not vote, the man you want may be defeated. Better vote--at every elec- tion. Most of the Avalon business people evidently did a pretty fair business the past summer. How do we know? Well, haven't you noticed that they nearly all advertised in the band pro- gram this season. One business man told us he got splendid results from his ad. and increased his space. Now they are quite generally taking extend- de vacations on the mainland ? We are glad to note this evidence of local prosperity, and the good judgment evi- denced in taking vacations. They tend to make life more pleasant--and also to prolong it. This has been a busy week for Har- bormaster W. H. Mulcahy. He has been stowing away at Pebbly Beach the extra landing floats used about the pleasure pier, at the Tuna Club, the Catalina Island Yacht Club, and the bathing float. There were over a dozen of them, and they have been carefully stored above danger from the possible winter storms. Mr. Mulcahy says it has been a pleasure to work on the enlarged pleasure pier the past sunamer, as it was wide enough to avoid all crowding and confusion-- such as had sometimes been witnessed in previous seasons. At a special business meeting last Wednesday evening the Avalon Con- gregational church received the recom- mendation of its trustees that a start be made to accumulate a building fund for a new church. After an interest- ing discussion of the proposition it was decided to secure more information, and give the matter further considera- tion at the close of the regular nfid- week service at the church this even- ing. It was incidentally reported at the meeting last week that one sum- mer resident had shown her faith in the project by voluntarily leaving a contribution to the fund before she left the Island, although the fund had not yet been authorized or asked for. BLUE BIRDS Last Saturday afternoon the Blue Bird group held their regular meeting at the home of their leader, Miss Myr- tle Gibson. After many plans for fu- ture meetings had been discussed, the remainder of the afternoon was spent in modeling. Next Saturday morning all Blue Birds are requested to meet at nine o'clock in front of Boos Bros. cafeteria. Bring picnic supplies to go for a short hike to Hamilton Beach. AVALON BOY SCOUTS Last Friday the Boy Scouts of .Ava- lon enjoyed a trip to Cherry Valley, where they made caulp until Sunday noon. Saturday morning a hike to Silver Peak was enjoyed. The afternoon was spent in swimming and Sea Scout tests. A big camp fire finished off the day, in true scout fashion. Scout meeting will be held next Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30. Please note the change of date and time of meeting. Every scout is ex- pec.ted to be there on time. Wolf Cubs There will be a meeting of the Ava- lon Wolf Cubs on Wednesday after- noon as soon as school is out, at the bandstand. LOCAL AND GENERAL Airs. "Scotty" Brown returned Mon- day from a week's stay on the main- land. Air. P. West, manager of the Tuna Club, left for Los Angeles Monday, on a brief business trip. Dr. Salisbury of Monrovia spent the week-end with Mrs. Salisbury, at their Descanso avenue cottage. Additional grading has been done on the Whittley avenue side of Boos Bros. property, and a cement retain- ing wall is being put in. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. MacLean and family have returned from a trip to to the Grand Canyon of the Colorado river. They enjoyed the outing im- mensely. To make the hair beautiful and free the scalp of all disorders there is noth- ing to equal the old reliable Lucky Ti- ger Hair Remedy. Money back guar- antee at barbers and druggists.--Adv. A dispatch from Oregon City, Ore- gon, is authority for the statement that Patricia Murphy, aged five, has been awarded to the custody of her mother, Mrs. Eileen Ramsay of Avalon. The child had been with her sister, Mrs. H. H. Taylor. Many of Mrs. Mac Osier's patrons and friends were at the dock to see her off on the Catalina Friday after- noon. Mrs. Osier says that each visit she makes to Avalon seems to endear the place and its people to her all the more, and she always leaves regret- fully. The Shadow on the Plate "Ah suttinly is glad to see yo' out of dat horspital, Sam. What done hap- pen to yo' in dar?" "Ah done had mah bones x-rayed." "An' Ah bets afive-spot dey was loaded."--Pickup. "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs are on sale at Windle's News Stand. HUNTING OF THE Deep-Sea Work and Dan der that New York MaY a Special Tidbit By M. B. Levick In the New York Times September ZS, 1924. A strip of paper is pasted the window of the fish shoP. the dealer has inked day." He has a special tidbit for York. Down at the far end of Long a young fisherman straightens for a moment ceases coiling a his thirty-foot gasoline boat. "Well," he says, "it seems like that New York's taking all the time." He grins ster. "Reckon it's a goo~ swordfish don't know ing to 'era, though. See there on the side of the boa! can hardly make it out; a the waterline and just a closed up in an hour or two, spray soaking it. That one and it was a good while after the harpoon in hint. He come the port side and lay there on the watei'. Dead still, maybe from the boat. Then all of he gave himself just a and zip! From a dead.start, think we'd hit a rock. And ' ! went clear through--she s p built, too, this boat. Little it might have been worse. nothing. Fellow got killed over not so long ago." He wave the sea, say twenty miles a dory. Came right up under speared him through the dorY; er 'n a dead mackerel." 's That's just part of the daY before the dealer in, Man~ up the paper sign before can hear such tales this side tauk and hear them for the the way up the coast to Nova where the blue-water fishel out in fleets and hunt swordfish for three weeks at a Those chaps will tell you a business getting stuck ought to know enough to the slackening of the line fish is coming. Then, of their sort have only sr the fellows, like those of go out by the day and can't open sea in a gale of wind. the deaths or broken legS among these little fellows. It is said only the elephant noceros and the lion attack ! ed. To this list the books, tales, add .the swordfish. told by word of mouth is is a coward, says the has spent a lifetime catching you want ferocity, now, just killer whale. Why, this the old-timer won't attack knowingly; he'll go for it blind with pain, but if he h vessell it's most likely an accv cause his normal attack is not but a slash. Besides, he well that if he breaks that his' he's at the mercy of the and they're all around him. But even the old-timer, boo~ books, admits that when the charges you can hear him water before you see him. sword a yard long, or even pelled by a body lither than a He may weigh 200 or 300 is the average), or it may be fourteen inches long is small , be mounted as a rar!ty. But blade and impact driven by he breaches perhaps he higher than a porpoise, and w lashes the water with his beak, er it is just for fun or among of edible smaller fish, he and left as swift as a and the water boils into loath. gets in the way, big or little, Is be cut in two. A couple of thousand years : istotle (who gave him the as, by which he is still known) swordfish acted that way becat was tormented by a parasite. "Just cussedness," says the (Continued on Page 10, Cola~tx i,