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Avalon, California
October 29, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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October 29, 1924

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I ! ,N .-L wo.-D I NO TRIP LIKE THIS! J I ER dweekly at Aval " " " " s ~per, cont urists and traveler. 1 publicat eball, riding, nsning, sportsmen. Baseball training field for' Chicago "Cubs" walking, marine gardens. Unexcelled accommodations. FIVE CENTS AVALON. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND. CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29. 1924. VOL. Xl. NO. 42 I IRE DEPARTMENT SHOWS SPEED AND EFFICIENCY To test the efficien'-----~v of our volun- teer fire department an alarm was t.Urned in from the bathhouse Thurs- .day afternoon. In one minute and thirty-five sec- 0ads two streams of water were pour- ltig into Avalon bay from the new La I~'ran Ce hre engine. According to the l~SUrance men from Los Angeles, who Watched the drill, it was stated that fur the distance covered, and the quickness of action, the Avalon boys had "made a new record for Los An- geles county." ~It is nnderstood that the test was .the purpose of determining the uvisability of makin- a general re- dtlCtiou in the fire ~ insurance rates ~harged by the insurance companies. rhe test was a success. The rates will PrObably be reduced. Although none of the vohmteer fire- man knew of the alarm, each man was oR the "ob e J when the whistle sounded. ~eVeral of the fire-fighters were scat- re red at other work in different parts 0t the town. Pre~ ions ..... i~a ' to the purcnase ot the new W' France fire engine, Ernest Bald- ]]ln Spent three months with the Long each fire department, and since his return to Avalon he has been given full charge of all the city's fire-fighting - equiPment and of the drilling of the ~en. The crew is divided into two teams, with R. S. Alexander in charge of one squad and FY Pickering in eharge of the other. The new fire ell " 7. gme cost $I5,000, is equipped with a ~0 gallons per minute pump and a 130 "Orse Power engine. : Qeneral Manager Renton, after test Said, "We are proud to have such a Crew of fine boys. Twice each week they have appeared at the drill tests, ~htt when Driver Baldwin, who has tUarge of the engine, responded to the .e~t call so quickly, t was very happy ladeed. The boys who made such a ~!.ood showing are Messrs. Alexander, ekering, Crowton, \Vindle, Moore, Ed inehart, tt Wegmann Davis Chris- h:lrn and Tom Daily. And I think uat the City of Avalon should feel Ver Y proud of their vohmteer depart- ~er~t. The bathhouse fire plug is the a.rthest fire-plug from the fire en- gine house, and with the new equip- re'eat I feel have one or sure that the boys could nlore strealns of water on all Y building in Avalon inside of three ,qlirtutes from the time the alarm is turned in. .."Captain Bates, who is in charge ot ~e fire equipment owned by the Santa atalina Island Company makes a daily Inspection and test Of the different fireplugs.,, ~ItO. LAWREI~CE I'IA%~/THORNE ~-~ So often it's a little thing That makes a man or breaks a man! Some unimportant happening-- And good luck overtakes a man; Your chance to win may come to you Just when you least e pect it to! Perhaps today some grief or pain Possesses you, distresses you, But loss may quickly turn to gain And happiness then blesses you. The little things in life, I hold, May point the way to joys untold. It often, too, is fooling us; We fail to pay sufficient heed FOR THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE PERSONS OR PERSON PLACING POISON ON THE STREETS OF AVALON, WITH THE INTENT OF POISONING DOGS AND CATS OR OTHER ANI- MALS, AND ENDANGERING HUMAN LIFE. (Signed J. H. PATRICK, President S. C. I. Co. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND COMPANY GETS CONTRACT The Long Beach board of education have accepted the bid of the Santa Catalina Island Company for the com- pletion of the high school buildings at Avalon, and it is announced that the construction work will be commenced during the coming week. The bids were: Santa Catalina Island Company, $56,451.19 ; H. Mason, $58,275.00 ; David- son & Thompson, ,$67,970.00 and J. C. 1)avidson, $70.500.00. q_'~'2 plans accepted by the Long Beach board of education provide for a two story tile roof building contain- ing class rooms, library, labratory, etc. and all the modern conveniences for the comfort of the pupils. The pre- sent design has been made with a view to other additions to the school build- ings when the necessity may require from time to time. A city block away from the Chicago Cubs baseball training fieht, the loca- tion is said to be the most ideal and picturesque spot in Southern California. Continuing the construction program in the same steady fashion that Wil- liam \Vrigley, Jr., uses in all his busi- ness enterprises, the coining winter promises to be one of exceptional ac- tivity in Avalon. At the rock quarry, Pebbly beach, is is estimated that more than 30,000 tons of crushed rock has been sent to the mainland for October, and that the shipmen~ for November will be several tons more. Several modern bungalows have been built for the nse of the employees at Pebbly Beach. A large crew of nlen are working on the Middle P, anch dam project, to coru- plete the same before the winter rains commence. The capacity of the huge reservoir is estimated at 150,000,000 gallons. And, folks, whisper it! There is a report that Mr. Wrigley received his first check, one day last week in Chi- cago, for the returns on the mine at Black Jack. The rock taken from the mine assayett at $200 .per ton. The Wrigley fleet of pleasure craft at Avalon also will be increased by the construction of a new 100-'passenger cruiser of the open type for flyingfish excursions, similar to the Blanche W., which has been in service this sum- mer and which proved very popular. The million-dollar liner Catalina went on dry (lock last Monday for her first annual overhauling. This vessel, placed in service July 3, has been run- ning every day since. The island run will be taken by the steamship Avalon for the full season. The Avalon has been completely overhauled and re- painted and is now graced ,with a new (Continued on Page 6, Column 2)