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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA Published Every Wednesday at WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON, CALIFORHIA, ERNEST WINDLE, Editor and Owner CIIAS. II. SM VI'll - . 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 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March 31, 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act of March 3, 1897. The columns of the Islander are open to the general public, on Shy ,f the fol- lowing subjects: Local Polincs and Gov- ernmen, Fishing0 Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest willbe greatly appreciated. TODAY Think n,Jt on yesterday, nor trouble borrow On what may be ill store for you tomorro,c, Bnt let today be your incessant care,-- The past is past, tomorrow's in the air, Who ~ives today the best that in him lies Will find the road that leads to clearer skies. --John Kendrick Bangs. A number of those who arc training for the cross-channel swim have ad- opted a plan of wearing a broad belt, to which they attach, from the waist line at the back. the paiuter of a skiff. As the swimmer travels through the water he tows the skiff along after him. One of the contestants is said to have swum from Long Point to Avalon. a distance of about six miles, in this manner. The theory is that towing the skiff tends to strengthen , the physical endurance of the swim- rner. And, also, there is the steadyin~ knowledge that there is a safe land- ing place iu case of cramps or unex- pected exhaustion. TH[ CATALINA 18LANDIR A Canadian news item says that the English Channel swim starts front France, and that it does not matter where tile swimmer starts, as long as he or she keeps swimming tmtil Enf~- land is reached. Charley Paddock says that in all athletic contests "the start, the stride and the finish is the thing that counts.". Perhaps Gertrude t~derly, being an American girl, fol- lowed Paddock's advice. So our ad- vice to the Catalina swimmers is: Start at the start, keep up a strong, powerful stroke while coming across the channel, and end at the finish. THf CATALINA ISLANOtn The (late for the next regular meet- ing" Of the Avalon Parent-Teacher As- sociation should be October 21st. As we understand that the president chos- en last /all declines to serve, it appears as thol~gh it was up to others interest- ed to prepare a program for that date. i~lAL AND PeRSONAt. ExCavations are being made at vari- ous points in the city in preparation for laying the pipes for the new salt water fire protective system, which will connect with the new reservoir on the hillside above the power house. Tag CATALINA lilLANOgtl Catalina will give you the rest o[ yot*r llfe Come to Catalina. "HAPPY JACK" SWIMS 19 MILES IN SOME 71,6 HOURS "Happy Jack" \Volyneic ,,f San [%- dro made all attentpt to swi~ the Cat- alina Channel last l:riday, leavin~ Whitc's Point, near lhu brt4akwater, at 6 A.M. At 1:3(I I'.M. the swimmer had covered ~i distancc of 19 miles, bul was unable to eonlint~e his s',vilH. "Hallpy" was takeu from the ~'atcr by his trainer. \Volvneic plans l~, make another attempt iu three weeks, Lou Hannessey and l)ick l,an.u, olhcr as- pirants for the cross-channel s',vilN honors, were spcclat~ws durin,., "Hap- py's" tit's( atleml}l. It is rtnnored that there may be Illore Ih~t'll rift3 coulestants in the cross-chat(eel s~vim ,~u January 15th, 1927. A letter reeeixed last week from Newark, N. J.. stated that several l)ersons were training on the Atlantic Coast, where the water is said to bc several degrees ct~hlt'r than itis in the Catalina Channel. _ , ('mbcrto Rc~ere, grand operateor, former star of tltc San Carlo ();iera CompatLv. and oi (lit, l,ombardi Opera Company, is rept,rted in training 'for the Catalina Channel swim in Ja,tuary. Beating His Way Across "\\hat's that stlec out in the chan- nel ?" asked a passenger on the "Sky lane Drive, as the 'bus was coasting dOVll from -",It. Ada. "Oh, just altothcc swifinner trying to come across without paying his boat fare," replied an Avdoltitc wh~, happened to be on board. THANKS FROM THE RED CROSS Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 9, 1926. Mr. q). M. Renton, Avalon, Calif. 1 beg to acknowledge with sincere thanks your favor of the 7th inst. en- closing checks aggregating $463.50, and representing contribntions made by the good people of Avalon to the Red Cross l:lorida Relief Fnnd, for which I am enclosing herewith our regular fornl ,~f receipt. This pron'qlt, symt,athctic and gen- cr(ms response of the good people of Avahm /or relief and rchabilitation of the victints of the Florida disaster is deel,ly appreciated by this Chapter of the American Red Cross, and I beg that you accept for yourself, and con- vey to all contributors to the fund, this expression of our thanks and gratitude. I agree with you that, considering that the apl,eal .came at a season of the year when the big tourist crowds had left, the showing is a rentarkable one, as relrresenting donations solely by the resident people of Avalon. You may rest assured that the amount will go forward and show in .onr statements as a contribution by the people of Av- alon, independent of the Los Angeles Chapter quota. This is but further evidence of the splendid and generous response the Red Cross invariably receives from the people of Avalon to any worthy ap- peal, and I want yon attd all the good people of Avalon to know that we are very proud that Avalon is a branch of this Chapter ..... Again thanking yotl, and with kindest personal regards, I remain Very sincerely yours, D. C. MacWatters, Chairman. The new aerial tramway installed at the Renton Vein Mine was in Opera- tion for the first time last Wednesday. The iron buckets that carry the ore from the mine to the loading station at Pebbly Beach hold 1250 pounds of ore. A tramway has been in use at the Black Jack Mine,. conveying" the ore to the concentration plant at White's Landing, for several weeks. FISH, FISHING, FISHERMEN Captain Parker Pence of the launch "Shorty" left for \Vilntington Friday, where hc expects It) rt:mo(lel and do considerable rel,air w~rk ou his boat (luring the next ft_'w weeks. Week-end guests at the Tuna Club were 2st[ C. Brode, secretary; James W. Jump, A. R. Martin, Gee. S. I'ol- litz, Gee. J. Tucketl, Bobt. I3. Juntp, H. .Xl. Story, Julins"Hilder, H. Sun- ,lerland, J. H. Patrick and J. B. Wins- tOll. The marlin swordfish catches last week went to James W. Jump, with a fish weighing 157 pounds, takcn on light tackle October 4th, and a fish of 151 l,ounds on heavy tackle on thc 6th. On Friday, the 8th, Gee. H. Do- ty, on board the "Rogue," Captain Ralph Shelly, ttsok a fish of 142 lbs., these fish bringing the season's catch up tO 39. I L. 1'. Streeter, Historian of the Tuna Club, and Gee. A. I)oty, also an active member of that organization, were ov- er last week for a couple of clays fish- lug. Mr. Dory was fortunate enough to take a marlin swordfish on heavy tackle, which tipped the beam at "142 l,OUnds. Friend L. P. drew a blank- "But we are coining back again," says he, "and my turn may come." Gee. J. Tuckctt, of Tuna Club fame, had a brother-in-law, Herb Sunderland, over for a couple of days fishing last week. These doughty rodnlcn stayed at the Tuna Clnb, and fishcd front the launch "Marlin," Captain Frank Reed. They had a most enjoyablc time. One thing about George, if the big gante fish arc not taking the bait, lie always secures some other kind for a real Avalon fish dinner. To quote the old- tin te rodman: "] have taken a few of most of our game fish, attd just take a sporting chalice every time." On Saturday, October 9th, :,Jr. and Mrs. Robt. C, Mankowski left for tht~ mainland, aftec spending the entire season Itere, at tile suntnter cottage owned by Mrs. Morse, who is the mother of Airs. Mankowski. .Xlr. Man- kowski is one of the active members of the Tuna Club, and a very enthusi- astic rothnan. He has been fishing during the summer front the Swastika III, Captain Tad Gray, anti has taken quite a numb0r of good fish, including the wonderful catch of thirteen tnna, all taken in one clay, of a total weight of 1081.75 pounds, Wllieh for a ,.me-day rod catch we believe is a world's rec- ord in the tuna class. On lltat sanle eventful clay Mrs. Mankowski Itad the misfortune to slip npon the Ttma Club deck, aml the fall resulted in a broken aml dislocated ankle, which has kept this good lady confined to the house, and it will doubtless prove a long and tedious wait even yet before contplete recovery. The Pacific Ocean Ires been combed and polished, attd ntadc t2eady for the swimmers who expect to cross the channel during the next few days. The work was completed Saturday. On Sunday, when Gee. S. Pollitz of New York crossed to the mainland on the steamship Catalina, the ocean was as smooth as glass. Mr. Pollitz and his brother-!n-law, Julius Hilder of Hollywood, have been polishing the CATALINA OF THE More than 3(X)O [liggest"--were Catalina l;'ridav and Saturday. T of glass-bottomed boatS, welcome, met the both clays. At the pier were met by D. M. R manager of the Santa Comlmny, and by Chairman of the representing the City l,uncheon was served at Catherine, and the ~iven over to sight-set over the Marine that onc'of the bankers why dtm't we see the reply was: Onc of them that a lot of were coming Ioday. just poking its nose otlt of kelp !" THI[ CATALINA Receives the 417 \Vest Fditor Catalina Islander: I wish to take this thank you for your tinuing to send thc Every issue has been I left the Island. Mrs. Robinson and joyed reading it vcry New York is a great lions of souls, and is clay. Everybody hcre Catalina in connection ing cross-channel Am taking work at CATALINA I S L'AflO Subscribe now--S2 Pacific during the pa have been out looking for four days--and sec one! Anyway, each spending several ocean" with flyingfish. : S. l'ollitz and his genta the reference library at and h,okcd at the they have cau was sonic "and if those swimniers for flattening out the ing all the fish don't appreciate the done thenl." Each years--Mr, l'ollitz has continent to fish for in: This season Itc drew a cty-blank ! A misnltdersto(,d sation front Avalon to,, regarding a "fish storY, a metrol,olitan daily, "shark" to "shot" on caused considerable atnong the angling frat Catalina catch fish attd don't shoot them," anglers. The incident curred during the visit last week, when oue landed a small shark, up man" in Los as shooting and missitt~ A large catch of racuda was reported boats last week off boats took 255 barracuda.