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PAGE SIX THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 1937 Published Every Thursday at WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON CALIFORNIA ERNEST WINDLE - Editor and Owner CHAS. H. SMITH - - Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance). Three Years ............................ Five Dollars (Only When Paid in Advance) One Year ............................... Two Dollars Six Months .................... : ......... One Dollar Three Month~ ." ......................... Fifty Cents Single Copies ......... ::..--....;.....:. Five C_ents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising S0c per Inch, Each Insertion. 500 Inches During a Period of Six Months, SSc per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 2Sc. 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 any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Gov- ernment, Fishing, Hunting and Camping, Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated u~u~i~i~i[i~ii~ti~i!~;~iiiiiiiiiiii[~i~i~t![~Li[~Ei~;i~!~L~ IMPORTANT LETTER Ernest Windle, Ethtor, Catalina Islander, Avalon, Calif. Dear Sir: I am in receipt of a letter from Rex Thomson, Superintendent of Charities for Los Angeles County, which is self-explanatory, and reads in part, as follows: "I anl greatly perturbed regarding th,: continuous, and apparently in- creasing, dissemination oi misinforma- tion, by parties unknown, to the ef- fect that our increased relief expendi- ture, so markedly reflected by' our present .tax bills, is attributable to the cost of servicing 6ut-Of-state indigents who supposedly haxe immigrated from "Dust Bowl" states in the last two years. "Were it possible, I feel it would be most beneficial could the taxpayer be apprised of the fact that this County, through this Department of Charities, spends no tax funds on any such non- resident cases, but only aids those fellow residents of the taxpayer who are indigent and whom all counties are required to assist in accordance with the mandate cff California's State Laws." I will appreciat,; having you publish the above conmmnication in The Cat- alina Islander, so that the taxpayers of Avalon may be correctly informed regarding this matter. Yours truly, L. W. Crandall, Mayor. o FISH PACK IS LARGE According to figures quoted in the Los Angeles Times by Wayne B. Cave, the tuna pack this year is the most successful in the history of Southern California. All previous an- nual records have been broken, with several weeks vet to be counted. Up to the middle of last week 143,000,0,30 pounds of tuna had been used result- ing in a canned output Of 2,800,000 cases. Last year the entire pack was , but 134,000,000 pounds. It is estimated ~o proud men cannot occupy one that the pack at the end of the },ear will reach 3,000,000 cases. NOVEM~.ER _~ I8---Eoss Tweed, notorious New York politician, con- vi~ed, 1574. .~ 20---First license to a neqro preacher granted, 1760. 21--First free hydrogen bal. loon ascension made in France, 1783. ~|~,---Ships Ark and Dove sailed from Cowes to found Maryland, 1633. 2,%.-Crompton loom patent- _~ ed, valuable invention in cotton machinery, 1837.. %, .t. ~b--Battle of Lookout Moun- .-- -., tain, Tennessee, took place, 1863. ~ ~k~--Printers' strike in New York ends with increc=e of $8 per week, 1919. . (~Wl~ IlIIg uill~I~I~/~u~/~l~T~l~l~NlIN/~IN~N~ Jackie Coogan, well known boy.act- or of years a-gone, and Betty Grable, fihn actress, filed n~tice of intention to marry one day last week. It is currently reported that this romance commenced several years ago, when the young people met for the first time on a boat en route to Santa Cat- alina Island. The wedding is an- nounced for some day this week, at St. Brendan's Parish, Los Angeles, on some day when the bride-to-be is not working, and further, that it will be at least six weeks before the~., can get time for a honeymoou trip. Many will be wishing them a long and hap- p:,, married life, which for some rea- son so many actors and actresses do not seem to secure. The last project on U. S. 66 across New Mexico was completed October 23, giving all pavement across the State for the first time, reports the Touring Department of the National Automobile Club. The route has been realigned, also. East of Albuquerque, U. S. 66 passes through Moriarity, Santa Rosa and Tucumcari. It for- merly went north from Albuquerque through Santa Fe to Romeroville, thence southeast to Santa Rosa. The new alignment is much more direct. We quote from Cave's article: "The figures include albacore, yel- lowfin, bluefin, skipjack aud bonito, with yellowfin predominant, but with a gradual return apparent by the long- absent albacore which this season to- tailed 4,000,000 pounds, double that of the year before. "Prices to packers have been better than in ahnost a decade, antl the same is true of wages to cannery workers anti returns to the fishermen, who have been receiving $120 per ton for yeilowfin, $110 for bluefin and $100 for skipjack. "The year has seen the fleet of long-range clippers, ranging in length from 105 to 135 feet, increased by more than a dozen and now approxi- mating 100, all capable of exploring Ecuadorean banks three thousand miles away. While most of the new craft are wood, two all-welded steel boats were completed this year, one costing upwards of $180,(~30. "San Diego shares with Los Ange- les-Long Beach Harbor in the tuna packing record, and compauies now having plants in both ports have di- verted tuna catches to San Diego since November 1, so their plants here may devote full energy to pack- ing of sardines and mackerel." Economists and tax administrators throughout the United States are con- vinced that the sales tax no longer is an emergency tax, but has become a desirable part of the country's fiscal structure necessary to meet the in- creased demand for governmental ser- vice such as social security and addi- tional educational needs. This was the word brought back from the Na- tional Tax Conference by Dixwetl Pierce, secretary of the State Board of Equalization,' on his return here. The conference of tax representatives of 40 states was held in Baltimore, Md., October 25 to 28. He added: during conference discussions it devel- oped that collections in California were far in excess of such states as Michigan and Illinois despite the fact those States have larger populations and no food or other exemptions. We attribute this to the board's policy of systematic audits and the employment of a competent field force." SCOUT COMMITTEE ELECTS OFFICERS At the regular monthly meeting of the local Boy Scout Executive Com- mittee, held Wednesday evening of last week at the City Hall, the follow- ing persons were elected to serve as officers for the ensuing year: Ralph M. Heywood, Chairnaan; D. M. Renton, Vice-Chairman; Glenn Hoover, Secretary, and W. J. Laurin, Treasurer. Scouting in Avalon has advanced greatly during the past year, and with the interest shown by the Boy Scouts themsehes in the Troop, a very suc- cessful year is anticipated. Much credit is due to the efforts of the com- mitteemen who have kept the Scout activities on a high plane, It is an inspiration to the boys to have suc- cessful business-men and citizens of Avalon actively interested in their welfare, and has done nmch toward producing a healthy youth program for our community. The following men are members of the Scout Execu- tive Conmfittee: David Ray Arnold, C. E. Sullivan, George Kirk, S.E. Carpenter, M. J. Renton, A. L. Laur- ance, E. R. Pollok, O. C. Hoover, E. R. Abbott, F. D. Hannon, Ralph C. EI- lison, R. V. L. Wright, R. M. Hey- wood, D. M. R~nton, Glenn Hoover, and W. J. Laurin. Talhnan H. Trask, Scout Executive of our Council from Pasadena, attends regularly the monthly meetings of the Comnlittee in Avalon, and keeps the Avalon group in touch with National Scout actiw- ties. To Scoutmaster Get Hansen, and his assistant, Henry Thompson, goes much of the credit for the success of Scouting during the past year. These two gentlemen have given generously of their time and energy in keeping up the interest within the Troop, and are held in high esteem by the Boy Scouts. The ensuing year should bring forth even greater activity and advancement of Scouting in Avalon. Scout Statistics of Catidina Following~ a recent survey of Boy Scout needs on Santa Catalina Island, a tenure analysis of the presert mem- bership in Catalina Island Troops has been made. Interesting figures and percentages have been brought to light which will be of help in increasing the efficiency of the Boy Scout program on the Island, and which will result in making it available to the many boys of Scout age who desire to become Scouts. Of the present membership 27% have been Scouts for a period of less than one year; 34% have had a full year of Scouting; 19% have been Scouts for two full years; and 11% for at least three years; 3% are four- year Scouts, while 3% are completing five full years of Scouting. It is in- teresting to note that 7% of the reg- istered Scouts on Catalina Island have had four or more years-of Scout training. The ten-year program objective of the Boy Scouts of America is to have one out of every four new male citi- zens in the United States a four-year Scout trained man, and the Pasadena- San Gabriel Valley Council (-of which Catalina Island is a part) is making good progresstoward achieving this national goal. A survey of the records of the De- partment of Advancement and Awards show that 38% of the total Scouts reg- istered locally are Tenderfeet; 26% have reached the rank of Second class, while 35% have completed their First class work. 55% of those who have completed first class have advanced to the ranks of Star, Life or Eagle Scouts. It has been the suggestion of the local Council for the last two years that the local Director of Troop Or- ganization in each community make a survey through the schools which would show the number of boys of Scout age who were not Scouts but would like to join. A. L. Laurance should be able to suppply this infor- mation to any Troop interested in in- creasing its membership, or to possi- ble sponsors of new Troops. Tenure analysis for the Pasadena- San Gabriel Valley Council based on a total of 2975 actively registered (Continued on page I0, col 4) A CONSTITUENCY 1,1 the rebuilding of the ity Congregational Church it in a very real sense a comnmnity terprise. People who had not solicited for fuHds brought nloney and gave it, or mailed checks. They wanted to have a in the community enterprise. church is now built. Every ce paid except a.small debt to our ing Society, which draws no and which we have ample time to It only awaits the paynlent of to the buihting that are still ing. Every one who had a part int successful effort is pleased to see new building, and to know that longs to its constituency in alina Island. But it is not more important should be built, than that it supported in its annual running penses. It has a large the Island. There are so many dren in the Sunday School that hard to get teachers to mat1 classes. The manning,as largely done by women. Our every-person canvass pledges, to cover the running for 1938, is being made this are inviting all our friends members, or have children in the day School, or are interested on eral principles, to respond gen when you are called upon by licitors. If by ~ny means nfissed, do not be left out. check to the church, or your for the year 1938. John B. O" CHECK YOUR WHITE Do you have your "white certificate of registration in Is the address correct? asks cense Department of the tomobile Club. With regist! starting January 2, 1938, it necessary to present the ce bearing correct address to the ment of Motor Vehicles in obtain 1938 license plates. If not locate your certificate, a can be obtained for 50 cents. TEN TINTED TE~NDER Estelle Green, model for the Golden Gate International is nursing ten tender tinted Miss Green's choice of toeless sandals, for her trip with flocks of turkeys for the holiday trade was since she wore no stockings red-tinted toenails. Seeing what they believed to kernels of corn, the turkeys en masse on Miss Green's toen; beat a tattoo on them until rescued by ranchers. Spectators reported that Mis' created a new version of the Trot before the myopic fowl routed. "TREASURE ISLAND" Eleven Western States will resented at the "Discovery celebration on Treasure Francisco, Sunday afternoon, ber 21. This was announced bY F. Brawner, chairman of the events committee of the Gate International Expe charge of the affair, at Francisco Bay site of the Fair will be turned over by Army to the City of San and dedicated to the Exposi Building of Treasure Islanc man-made island in the been hailed by experts as one outstanding engineering feat~ West, ranking with the Bay bridges and Bonneville dams. The centration of dredges in more than were used in bull Panama Canal--was ing the 440-acre island from tom of the Bay. Army engin the job, at a cost of app $4,000,000, placing yards of sand inside a rock built with 280,000 tons of O" Put an Adlet to work for