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From page 1 OF OVERSTOCK & SLOW M)VING MARINE HARDWARE & SAILS! @, to a number of interesting talks covering a wide range of questions of interest to the entire community. After being called to order by the toastmaster for the evening, David Ray Arnold, principal of the Avalon public schools, Dr. John Barron Toomay was requested to ask a blessing, which he did. By request of the toastmaster, George Isaacs of the Catalina Island Yacht Club, sang a couple of solos: "The Old High Road", and "I Love You Truly". A. T. Stevens presided at the piano. Then, led by R. M. Heywood and Mr. Isaacs, there was some united singing. The songs sung were "Pack Up Your Troubles in the Old Kit Bag", "There's A Long, Long Trail", "Keep the Home Fires Burning" and "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny". Those present then applied them- selves zealously to taking prop- er care of the carious foods and drinks provided for their gustato- rial feast. With the inner man sat- isfied, the Toastmaster introduced R. M. Heywood, retiring president of the Catalina Business Men's Association. Mr. Heywood complemented the organization upon the progress made during the year, thanks all who had assisted in that progress, and viewed the future with confi- dence. A. L. Laurance, president elect for 1936 was called upon by Mr. Arnold. Mr. Laurance was optimis- tic as to the future. He stated that the board of directors would be chosen at the meeting on February 6th. Later he hoped to arrange through W. L. Seller to have some speaker talk~ about aviation, and again one later to tell somethin~"abot/f rfi~Sv- ies. Art La Shelle was going to look after that. W. J. Laurin, manager of the local branch of the Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles, was the next speaker introduced. He explained some things about the new law regarding re-discounts and stated that the national guarantee of bank deposits had been raised to $5000. He also spoke highly of the National Housing Act and how funds from that could be used for the accomplishment of various improvements on home properties. Speaking of local conditions Mr. Laurin said that bank deposits show a substantial increase over 1934. Practically all departments in the bank show a similar increase. A very large majority of Avalon merchants report that their summer business was considerably ahead of the previous year. One merchant reports an increase ofapproxlmately 40%. Others range from 10% to 30%. Mr. Arnold next introduced Harold Stamford of the Catalina Hardware Co. Mr. Stamford sug- gested that some means should be provided for the convenience of yachtsmen and their guests visiting Avalon who may not be members of either the Catalina Island Yacht Club or of the Tuna Club, both of which have private landings for " their respective members. The idea was that a landing place ought to be provided, so that they would not have to go to the inconvenience of landing on the beaches. He reported that between Santa Barbara and San Diego there were 554 power cruis- ers from 30 to 100 feet in length; 65 schooners from 30 to 161 feet long; 110 yawls and ketches 30 to 100 feet in length; 139 sloops and cutter, 20 to 85 feet long----or a total of 1453, Ashton Stanley, manager of the introduced. He said he was glad to besides 9 power yachts from 171 Hotel St. Catherine, was the next be present. to 320 feet in length. Altogether, gentleman to be placed before the Also, a meeting at the they could accommodate crews and gathering by the toastmaster. He Community Congregational Church guests to the number of 6000, and also expressed his pleasure at being the evening of January 21, which Mr. Stamford thought it would be in such a gathering. In well-chosen will be addressed by Will French, of benefit to Avalon if these vessels words he expressed a desire that the new Superintendent of Long Beach were provided with a convenient people of Avalon might feel that the School District, of which Avalon is place which to land. hotel was a part of the community, a part. W. S. Reid, California represen- that it would be used more and more Mr. Arnold reported a loss of tative of the Wrigley interests, was by the local people, and assured enrollment in the schools at present introduced by the toastmaster, them that they would always be of 60. However, he also was glad Mr. Reid said that he had expect- welcome either as guests or visitors, to say that some 25 to 30 graduates ed to say something about taxes, Richard Kornnauser, local repre- of Avalon High School were now but that owing to several reasors he sentative of Neisser-Meyerhoff, Inc., studying in higher educational insti- thought it would be better to take advertising agents of Chicago and tutions on the mainland. that subject up sometime later. He Los Angeles, was called to his feet Regarding work on the restored expressed himself as being pleased by Mr. Arnold. He was glad to be buildings, he thought that the high to be present, present, school classes would probably get Harry H. Slaugh, whom the toast- Fire Chief C. E. Sullivan was the into their building by Feb.17, and the master asserted was the recipielt of next victim to stand upon orders of intermediate classes in theirs on the the many titles, was next introdtced, the toastmaster. The chief gave an 1st of March. He expressed his pleasure at king interesting account of his steward- H.M. (Boots) Warner, after due present among so many represmta- ship as treasurer of the Community introduction, echoed the remarks of rive citizens of Avalon. Relief Organization. In 1932 some many others, to the effect that he Malcolm Renton, assistant to $440 were collected, which had was glad tobe present. General Manager D. M. Renton of supplied necessary help for nearly Mr. Arnold introduced Ralph the S.C.I.Co., was introduced. He four years. Another purse was being Brown as "Democrat No. 3," and was glad to be present, and was raised now, to which any person chairman of the committee of gratified to note the growth ot the might contribute. Some $286.82 arrangements for a President's Ball Business Men's Association. were on hand in December: $95.85 on January 30, 30% of the receipts The toastmaster next singled out were disbursed in connection with from which would go to benefit the W. F. Olson, chairman of the golf the Community Christmas Tree and infantile paralysis home in Georgia, committee for the forthcoming open program, and 70% to the home for crippled golf tournament. Mr. Olson took a Jack Davis, president of the bow. Catalina Athletic Association, was children in Los Angeles. Earl Pollock, city business man- ager, responded to his introduction by declaring that he believed Avalon and Catalina Island would make much progress as time passed. When the toastmaster introduced Mayor F. M. Paulson, the latter star- tled his hearers by telling them how many books he had on taxes--but said that he would not use them now. He assured his hearers, however, that the rate of taxation in Avalon is such that local property is a good investment. He explained how the city's income had become $20,000 less than it was five years ago, but that the city was endeavoring to reduce expenses to such a degree that the tax bills would not increase materi- ally. Also, that efforts were being made to bring about a reduction in the utility bills. Mr. Arnold then introduced R. V. L. Wright, consulting engineer for the Santa Catalina Island Company. Mr. Wright expressed pleasure at being present. ' He said that one of his duties was to find out if there was any way by which the three utilities--water, gas, and electricity--might be pro- duced at a lower cost. Half-ton silicon bronze slot/flatheaJ wood screws from #20 ........................ $5/Ib. Two tons Stainleas Steel 304 & 316 Screws-nuts-bolts-washers, U-sort.....$5/Ib. Half ton SS & Bronze used turnbuckles, toggles, etc. U-sort ...................... $1/Ib. 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