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PAGE EIGHT tHE CATALINA Do You Remember? (Compiled from files of The Catalina Islander bv Chas. H. Smith) Ten Years Ago From The Catalina /slander of No- vember 2, 1927: Plans were proposed for an out- board motorboat race around Santa Catalina on January 15, 1928. M. B. Dunkle tells about the Ava- lon Kindergarten. F. M. Paulson continues his inter- esting series on "March of Events on Catalina Island." Mrs. Ada West, wife of Percy W:est, passed away at the Lama Linda Sanitarium October 29. The U. S. C. football team defeated the University of California team at Berkeley, 13-0. A cable was being constructed to be laid between Santa Catalina Island and the mainland, for telephone and telegraph transmission to and from the rest of the world. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert A. Wegmann held a house-warming party at their new home on Whittle)" avenue, on Oc- tober 29th. Mm'ried--October 8, Percy McDow- ell of Avalon and Miss Laura Ed- wards were married in Los Angeles. They took a honeymoon trip and did not arrive in Avalon until November 1. The Catalina Island reception com- mittee gave them a cordial reception. They probably remember it. Students of Avalon High School were to march in the parade on Ar- mistice Day. The following were reported present at a luncheon served at the Hotel St. Catherine for the Mary Williams Club: Mrs. H. M. Gragg, Mrs. F. K. Rexford, Dr. Emma M. Carson, Mrs. S. J. Goulding, Mrs. S. E. Carpenter, Dr. Luna Phelps of Los Angeles, Dr. Mary Dennis, Mrs. Robert Douglas, Mrs. E. 31. Diffel, Mrs. M. Kilgour, Miss Minnie Joughin, Mrs. F. B. Le- Vitt, Mrs. W. H. Gill, Mrs. C. M. Mellick, Mrs. R. V. Davis, Mrs. Morse, Mrs. W. H. Mead, Mrs. Daugherty, Mrs. C. B. Woodman, Mrs. Martin Hall, Mrs. S. W. Ham- mer, Mrs. M. J. Kilgour, Mrs. George Small, Mrs. John Dickenson, Mrs. Carl Wynne, Mrs. R. E. Jones. Twenty Years Ago From The Islander of October 30, 1917: Some 64(10 flying-fish and over a ton and a half of sardines were used by Catalina rod and reel anglers between May 23 and October 1. Charles Chaldin was an Island vis- itor. Notice was given of increase in the rate of domestic letter postage from 2 cents to 3 cents. A war measure. Marilla avenue property owners were petitioning for a sewer thereon. Mary Pickford and Dustin Farnmn were seen in Avalon. The Glenmore Hotel was being en- larged by the prop.rietor, E. J. Whit- l~ey. lohn and Harold Wegnmnn, mem- bers of the Naval Reserve stationed at San Pedro, visited their Avalon home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. George E. Dafll were visiting Washington, D C. Captain G. Allen Hancock's cruiser Valero was on the ways in San Pe- dro, being cut in two for the purpose of lengthening it some 20 feet. S. M. Shultz was the village plumb- er. -- --'O-- ----- Civil Service Examinations Announced The United States Civil Service Commission has announced open com- petitive examinations as follows: Associate refuge manager, $3,200 a year; assistant refuge manager, $2,600 a year; junior refuge manager, $2,000 a year; Bureau of Biological Survey. Assistant in home economics infor- mation, $2,60t2 a year, Bureau of Home Economics. Full information may be obtained from Louise Newberry, Secretary of the U. S. Civil Service Board of Ex- aminers, at the post office in this city. o Catalina--"In all the world no trip like this." OUT OF THE STABLES OF CATALINA While Ruth 13ellamy was visiting Santa Catalina Island this month, she was greatly taken with horseback rid- ing over the trails and hills. Evi- dently she did not center her eyes or thoughts altogether upon the trails, as witness the lines below, which she handed to "Frenchie" Small before leaving. She apparently "fell" for "The Magic Isle": Old sneak-thief Time, retrace your track. Give me those days with gypsy sack Climbing the trail on Redwing's back; Watching the ocean flow into the sky, Listening to brown quail hurrying by; Smelling the salty tang of the air, Feeling the zest of freedom from care. Indian summer is everywhere: Yellowjacket and bumblebee Stealing the honey of bush and tree; Bougainvillae's purple bloom, Scarlet and gray from the wood- nymph's loom ; Luxuriant fig trees loaded with fruit; Apple-red balls on the cactus' suit O'f prickly armor, and berries blue; A scurrying squirrel, an acorn or two; A wild goat calling to her ewe; Pirouetting leaves of brown and gray, Telling us winter is on its way. Summer's a child in a pepper tree " swing; Autunm's too swift a bird on the wing. How can I leave October here Drowsing the day so crystal clear; Cooling the evening's moon-kissed face ; Girdling the sky with Orion's grace. While Cassiopeia weeps jn her chair, Auriga tumbles his kids up there. The seven little Indian boys, I'm told, Still dance happily, by the story old, Except for the very littlest one, Who cries for his mother all alone-- And that is the reason why You can hardly see him up in the sky. The sea is a sort of friend of mine, Lapping the shore and tugging the line Of a youngster fishing in its brine. I like its way of spanking the boats-- Those little barges, or buoys, or floats. That knobby old hill's the one I like best, With Chewing Gum Castle on its crest. The sea has a sense of the world's unrest. Down past the quarry I saw the seals Sprawling and drying, then slipping like eels Into the water. They dive for fish, Barking like hounds. Oh, how I wish I could swim like a seal and bend my neck Just the way he does with not a speck Of motion lost. tlis gleaming back Is an undulating poem in black. Lights on the harbor make Avalon Bay The world's most beautiful place to play. Catalina, I want to stay-- Away from the city's odors and din. Here's an enchanting island to begin A life of high hope and adventure. To win Another world for my conquering soul ; Another dream before I grow old! "O On October llth the Board of Su- pervisors approved an agreement be- tween the County of Los Angeles aml the Santa Catalina Island Company, granting permission to the County to construct a fire truck trail for fire protection purposes along the summit of the main ridge of Santa Catalina Island, this agreement having been ap- proved as to form by the County Counsel. Judge Priest: "Parson, that turkey you sold me yesterday wasn't a tame one as you claimed it to be, for I found shot in it." Parson Brown: '!Judge, that was a tame turkey jest like I sed it was; dem shot was meant for me."--Judge. Sell Catalina--Buy Avalon ARE YOU ON THE LIST? The California Unemployment Re- serves Commission has sent out a new demand for 1936 .earnings re- ports. The demand was made on approximately 3,000 employers who have neglected to mail the reports to the Commission. James L. Matthews, chairman, an- 22,000 employers of California sent the same to the Commission, reports, according to MatthewS, be used after January 1, 1938, pute compensation due workers. "Every means of persuasion has been used by the secure the reports from these ing 3,000 employers," Matthews "Some of these employers nounced that officers of the Commis- large business establishmentS. sion had been instructed to "get the mechanical facilities for re earnings reports immediately", under these reports will be taxed to any c~rcumstances, it until the first of the year, The reports originally were due necessary to have these e during thee lat__.ter par..~t of August_..._~ So..__me ords without EVERY BANKING SERVIC] I. I Savings, Commercial, Trust, Drafts, Collections Resources Over 15500,000,000 MEMBER MEMBER vEOE.^- DE,osrr I~IBIb-IIiI,WIF]~II$TNATIO~tI~ FEDER*L Rfs'~ ,NSUS^NCE ~DNO k..71B2kI~KOF][~DNA~GEIAIg$ SYsTE~ CATALINA ISLAND BRANCH W. J. Laurin, Manager SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS | ~u~u~u~U~um~~~~~~ " LEANING " DOINGOUR',: G E AT OUR OWN PLANT IN AVALON Special attention given to Fine Silks and Linens--All ironed by harLd "A BOOST WILL HELP" ONE DAY SERVICE IF DESIRED In at 9 a.m.~Out by 5 p.m. 115 Phone Marilla 60 [ PHONE AVALA3N 161 PHONE RICHMOND 61-I"/ AVALON, CALIF. 1719 SO. FLOWER SI"- I~OS ANGELES RAY C. WALL, REPRESENTATIVE OF OVERHOLTZER, Inc. FUNERAL DIRECTOR 112 Avalon Blvd. WILMINGTON, CALIF. KWIK WAY VALVE GRINDING EZEL BRAKE TESTER TRU DRUM LATHE Agents for U. S. Tires, Willard Batteries and Union Gasoline Cleaning and S. C. I. Co. We do all our work LAUNDRY DEPT. on the Island 10 DISCOUNT CALL 0FFI0 THROUGH OUR 115 Catalina Avenue TELEPHONE 32 OR 105