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October 15, 1924

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PAGE' SIX" " WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP Published Every Wednt~day at AVALON, - CALIFORNIA. E. WINDLE,-- - Editor and Owner CHAS. H. SMITH Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance). Three Years ................ Five Dolinrt (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 50c per Inch, Each Insertion._ $00 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 2So. Entered ~ 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 any of the fob lowing sub)ects: Local Polittcs and Gov- eramen, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news inter~t will be greatly appreciated. Several bungalettes and a capacious kitchen are being built at the Black Jack mine, for the accommodation of the men working there. The framework of C. C. Melbourne's new house, on Whittley avenue is now visible from Crescent avenue, giving .one an idea of what a splendid view of beautiful Avalon bay may be obtained from there. Grading has recently been in pro- gress adjoining the power house at the Hotel St. Catherine, preparatory to an enlargement of the building and plant. 'Chief Engineer W. C, Sprinkle is di- recting the work. The Florida Chief, Published at Win- terhaven in that state, rises to remark: "if heaven isn't like California, the fortunate folks from that state will probably want to come back and settle in Florida." Just so--but why not come back to California, if they can't be satisfied in heaven ? We understand that bids on the new high school building will be opened on October 20th. Naturally, all interested are hoping that the bids will come within the $50,000 appropriation, so that the plans will not have to be changed in any rdspect, and also to the end that no further delays in prompt construc- tion of the much-needed building will take place. The naval air station to be built at once on Terminal island for the use of the U. S. Battle Fleet air forces will also be utilized as the official flying field of the United States Naval Re- serve Forces of this district, it has been announced. In order to accom- modate the naval reserve flyers the equipment and personnel at the new station will be considerably increased. Last week friend Carl W. Carson, the persevering plumber, advertised hot water heaters. Result, he prompt- ly sold out all that he had in stock--- and then some. He might have had them on hand today if he had not in- telligently reminded the readers of the Catalina Islander of the pleasant re- Sults of having hot water in the house, and of having it when you want it. "Advertising pays" is a well-worn say- ing, perfectly true, but it is sometimes surprising how some business men seem to think that it applies to every- one but themselves. "Keep Avalon a Spotless Town." We pledge our help7 SOME FISH STORY A queer tale has been told the re- porter this week. It sounds a bit like a fish story. However, we will repeat if for what it is worth. 'Tis said that Harry Tregarthen, the popular pro- prietor of Avalon's fish market, slipped off the float at the pleasure pier the other day. Bystanders hastened to his assistance, and when he was pulled back into the wharf it was discovered that he had a 165-pound marlin sword- fish in tow. Well, whether the tale has reached us straight or not, there is no denying the fact that he got the fish--and that is the important thing, especially with a man in his line of business. San Pedro papers please copy. So much interest is being taken lo- cally in radio and radio equipment, that Messrs. Stamford, of the Catalina Hardware Company, have decided to cater to the needs of the Avalon pub- lic in that respect. To that end they have put in a complete stock of radio goods, of several grades, and have placed an experienced radio fan in charge. Louis A. Hauer, generally known in local circles as "Curly," is the gentleman who will cater to your radio wants, and his :experience in that line has been such that you may rely upon his judgment. A radio receiving set puts a family in touch with a wonder- ful lot of high grade entertainment. Wednesday evening, at the Strand Theatre, so much interest was display- ed in "The Navigator," one of Buster Keaton's humorous productions, that the house could not hold all who de- sired to see the first show, and many had to wait until the second, at 8:30. Much of the interest of course was aroused by the fact that the comedy was largely made while the vessel lay in Catalina waters, and the cannibal island was also a part of this Magic Isle. During its fihning the entire company was quartered at Avalon. It was surely full of laughs. The lady who so ably seconded Keaton's funny stunts certainly carried out her part (sometimes a very disagreeable one) faithfully. She is known as Katherine Macguire. Next week, at the Strand, on Satur- day evening, Avalon picture fans will be trated to a pre-release, ahead of Los Angeles, of the screen version of George Barr McCutcheon's famous novel, "The Husband of Edith," which is calledin pictures "The Fast Worker." it is reported that the application of of the Pacific Marine Airways, for a ten-year franchise to'a tract of Long Beach ocean frontage, for use as a landing place for hydroplanes to be operated between Long Beach and Cat- alina, has been denied by the Long Beach city council. The denial of the franchise is alleged to have been on the ground that the harbor frontage is too valuable to be used for such a purpose, Have you noticed what a wonderful growth those acacia trees have made? We refer to those above the little jungle park in front of the Catalina Country Club clubhouse, and alongside the road leading thereto. A trip to the powerhouse in Fails Canyon, where the. great Diesel en- gines are turning out electrical energy, helps one to realize the growth of the use of such power on Catalina Island in the past few years. MERRY WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING OFTEN Polhamua - Wilkinaon Is there a "Marriage Bug" in the air? Verily, it begins to look like it. Three weddings last week, and four more reported this week--and possibly some have escaped the attention of the searcher after news. One coming to our attention reads something like this : Married, in Pasadena, October 8th, 1924, Mr. Thomas M. Polhamus and Mrs. Grace R. Wilkinson, both of Av- alon, Catalina Island, California. '* Very simple, isn't it ? But from the expressions heard on the streets of Avalon on Thursday afternoon, there was a considerable element of surprise in the announcement, except on the part of close friends of the contract- ing parties. Mr. Polhanms has been a resident of Avalon for between twelve and fif- teen years, is a trusted employee of the Santa Catalina Island Company, treasurer of the City of Avalon, and has the respect of every person ac- quainted with him. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. M. A. Runyon of Marilla avenue, and they have been residents of Avalon for about six years, during which ,time they have made a host of friends. The wedding took place Wednesday evening, in beautiful Pasadena, at the home of the groom's daughter, Mrs. Walter Ozier, nee Aileen Polhamus. Only the immediate friends and rel- atives of the contracting parties were present, including those above men- tioned, *Ir. Ozier, and the two sons of the bride, Thomas and Albert Wilken- son, and Mrs. B. D. Halstead of Ava- lon. The bride and groom left for San Francisco following the wedding, and are expected to return to Avalon within the next week or two. The Catalina Islander unites with their many friends in congratulations and good wishes. Piccolo- Williama Mr. Julio Piccolo, the popular young butcher at Hoover's Market, hied him- self to the mainland last week as a single man, and returned to Avalon Tuesday as a happy benedict. The young lady who is sharing his happiness was formerly Miss Doris Williams of San Monica, and the wed- took place in that city by the sea oh Saturday evening, October llth. The happy couple, when they returned to Catalina betook themselves to pleas- ant quarters in the Doris apartments on Clemente avenue. However they were not allowed to enjoy their bliss by themselves. Their quiet hour to- gether was suddenly broken by a very pandemonium of noises. Tin ms, horns, tin pans, whistles, etc., each contributed their share to the din. The Hoover Market folks and their employees ce.rtainly put over a sur- prise on the young bride and groom. However, following the noise extrava- ganza there was a pleasant social time, when all had opportunity to meet and greet the young lady in her new home. The friends of the young people all unite in congratulations and good wishes. Daly- Robertton William W. Daly, oldest son of Mrs. Mary F. Brown of the Island Gift Shop, surprised both his family and friends by hieing away to Los Ange- THE CATALINA les a couple of weeks ago, mittlng matrimony. The young man, lady love, left Avalon on tember 26th. The first their trip was in the nature elopement was when ing's papers arrived from Los and some one discovered riage license had been young people on Monday. Then it was days before the ding which followed was the interested parties. Mr. Daly is a young man in Avalon, while Mrs. Daly Robertson) is the daughter of geles people. Naturally, the best of all who know them follow. Mr. and Mrs. Daly arrived ion Sunday, and expect to home here. Forrest- Phelpa James Forrest and Mrs. Phelps of Oakland had the tied at the Avalon Con sonage last Saturday afternoon LaRue C. Watson. As Mr. now employed at Pebbly happy couple expect to make home here. FIRST NORTHER OF That old chap North wind breezing along down the at an early hour Friday setting light summer shelters; ming doors, scattering tubs ant ware which happened to be out-* wrecking awnings, kicking up caps in the channel, upsetting mental equilibrimn, and making self generally disagreeable. keepers were glad, however, postponed his call until after showers of last week, thereby ing the amount of dust which loves to scatter, without respect for feelings of particular housewives" one seema to like him, yet he along" at ti,nes during the winter months, and sometimes itt spring. We suppose that, in the omy of Nature he has his usefulness--but most of us care if he took a notion to the scene of his activities to MaXS, some other distant planet. While here at Catalina we had a visit from the North Wind, all the mainland mountain ranges, Weed, Siskiyou county, to Big Lake, Riverside county, snow aw storms were experienced. The peaks cottld be seen from Avalott Saturday, and the breezes frona mainland had an icy feel. An effort is being made to ha'(e aerial mail line established Los Angeles and eastern points. been said that if 600 pounds of day could be secured, such a line be established. Residents of can assist in this matter by their eastern mail via air line, the same time greatly lessen the required in letter transmission. your letters via "Air Mail" and pay postage as follows : To Colorado, eight cents; to Chicag' cents; to New York City, 24 centS, One of the gas storage tanks at Falls Canyon plant has just ly painted, thereby improving its pearance materially. No, Thank You "Where do bugs go in winte "Search me." -- En-ar-Co News.