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December 3, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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December 3, 1924

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I"A E SlX .... THE CATALINA IS Published" Ever~ Wednesday st WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON. - - - CALIPORHIA. ERNEST WINDLE, ~tor and Owner CHAS. K, SMITH' - Auoclate Editor SU~|PTION RATRS (in advance). Th~ ~Rrs_.-------- .... Five Dollars (Omly When Paid in Advance). O~ Year ................................... Two Dollars Six Months ....................... One Dollar Three Months..---.----_._-.__-_Fffty ~Centl Six~le Copies ............................ Five C~nts ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertisinz 50c per Inch, Each Insertion... SO0 Inches During a Period ot a~x Months,~3$c per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Mini~num 25c. Entered as Second-Clus Matter March 31, 1914, at the Postoi~llce at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act of March $, ISgT. The columns of the Islander are open to tile Eeneral public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Gav- ernmen, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. MR. WRIGLEY'S FISH STORY One of the most beautiful opah ever Caught at Catalina was taken by Mr. ~William Wrigley, Jr., last .summer while he was fishing from his private ~:ruiser Quest, near the Isthmus.' The ~pecimen has been mounted l~y Mrs. (2. B. Parker, and is now hanging on ~the wall of Mr. Wrigley's office at vxton. T ~e wrote to Mr. Wrigley, who is jao~ in Ch'icago asking him to tell us lhe-story of the spectacular catch. Here is this genial sportsman's reply to our postcard: "November 26, 1924. "Dear Editor : *'I regr~ that I cannot accept your proposition to write about the Opah fish that was caught down, at the Isth- mus. "You are the editor and better write ~bout it yourself. You know I am not very strong on fish stories. "Very truly yours, "Wm. Wrigley Jr." According to Superintendent James Forrest, in charge of the stone quarry at Pebbly Beach, excellent indications of finding a large quantity of silver and lead ore were uncovered on the west side of the quarry, after a re- cent charge of dynamite had broken off several tons of rock. Returning from a trip to the Isth- mus in the Pierce-Arrow Stage one day last week, one of the passengers, who claimed that he was an oil expert, told Manager C. E. Miller of the Stage Line that near Little Harbor there was every indication of oil. The visit- or stated that,he did not think drillers would be required to go deeper than 1500 feet to locate the valuable fluid. The other day "Uncle John"'Daggett of the K. H. J. Radio station, was ex- perimenting with radio phonograph records, and he told the radio fans that it wouldn't be long now before we should receive moving pictures .by radiobroadcast, which causes us to think~ that the generation which may read this, many years from now, may have in operation a system of mental telepathy, where the human mind is its own radio broadcaster and receiv- ing set. If so, we want to predict ~hat they are mental pictures of thoughts of motive, impulse and feeling, and not telepathy words, like we have in Webster's Dictionary today. Make it a rule to smile as much as possible every morning before ten o'clock--then let your face take care of itself. BRIEF LOCAL NOTES Mr. J. H. Patrick, President of the Santa Catalina Island Company, made a tour of inspection last week over the different projects now under way by the Santa Catalina Island Company, He visited Pebbly Beach Rock Quarry, the Middle Ranch water project, the Black Jack Mine, etc., and expressed himself highly pleased with the pro- gress that has been made in the dif- ferent departments. "We expect to have the mountain road from the mine to White's Landing completed in the next sixty days," Mr. Patrick said. The editor of The Catalina Islander received from Mrs. C. F. Holder of Pasadena last week, several scrap- books containing more than a thousand newspaper and magazine clippings on Catalina Island, the writings of the late Dr. Charles Frederick Holder, We prize these clippings very much, for in thenr we note the progress of Avalon and also find considerable data for use in our Island history, now in preparation. Beyond "Chicken John's" the S.C.I. Company is building a new road to the summit. The excavations made while the contractors were screening sand for the Carver and Wrigley bui!dings on Crescent avenue have all been filled in and the~ ground leveled off again. The turn in the new road will be at the Avalon Poultry Farm. Dr.Clayton E. Wheeler of San Fran- cisco, gynecologist and authority on the endocrine gland, was a guest at the Hotel St. Catherine last week, Dr. Wheeler is planning the purchase of a number of Catalina goats. LIVE LITTLE PICKUPS C. H. S. Go to the laying of the school cor- ner stone, Saturday at 2 P. M. Get your order for Christmas cards in early. Carl Carson's new plumbing shop will be about 35X80 feet in size. There will be a fine show room on the main floor. .. Forms for the concrete walls of the new Strand Theatre are nearing com- pletion, the new picture house will compare with many in mainland cities. Foreman Charley Crew is pushing the work. Men and women bathers daily delight in a plunge into the clear waters of Avalon bay--and this. is December! Herbert Baker's employees are pour- ing concrete for the walls of the. first story of Zane Grey's mansion above the West Side Terrace. The architect dubs it a .bungalow~but it is approxi- mately 38X100 feet in dimensions, con- t~/ins fourteen rooms, two cement rain- water cisterns," servants' quarters, work-room, etc. It will resernblc a "Hopi Indian house. The exteriol- will be of stucco. The familiar rustic ladder will lead to the roof. In the little cove on the stage road, below the house, there will be a modern garage. 'I'he attractiveness of the dental of- fice of Dr. G. J. Crandall at the Cata- lina Hospital is only equalled by the quality of his work. Try it. How did Avalon get along without a EVENING SCHOOL WORK IN Evening high school work offered in Spanish beginning The course will be especially for all who come in contact local Mexicans, as well as to who "may later expect to ~fexico or other parts of America. 2~The Mexican form of be=studied, rather than the tJ.llian Spanish. The class incfude an unusual amount in the pronunciation and use mon.conversational forms. In a certain amount of reading, and grammar drill will be provide ~a broad fundamental edge of the language, as well those who may wish to make a ! thorough, and formal study Owing to the fact that the the Evening School in Long from which we get our funds, ready overdrawn, there will be ary a small tuition fee of 25 ceiatS evening. The class will meet week, on Tuesdays and Fridays st high school. Class will be promptly at 7:t5 and dismissed It is requested that everyone as. possible~ register in advance, sible b~fore Dec. 12, at the high so that there will be no delay ganizir~g the work of the getting it under way after The practical value of local business and professional is too obvious' to need discussiOn, it is for these people that the primarily planned. Anyone who es to study Spanish is welcome. SCOUTING Id AVALON hospital? Don't know--but it has a Troop No. 1 Avalon. Avalon piano students and vocalists bully one now--giving medical, surgi- ' --,ttW" Troop No. 1,, Avalon, meets re~ st will contribute to make an interesting cal and obstetrical service with X-Ray ly each Monday afternoon at 4:"0~,s , el.,. musical program at 7:45 o'clock, Thurs- and diagnostic laboratories. Its grad- the City Hall. This week certtflc~,~t~ day evening, December 4, in the Ava- uate registered nfirses are not to be of registration were given to sc.'[t Ion Congregational Church auditorium, despised as an incidental attraction for Glenn Hoover, Jim Carlson, l~dgO All are most cordially welcome, the ill or injured. Harrison and Burr Scott --e ..... ' " .. -o Plans for a Ch~stmas hike ,~, If some of the intellectuals who are Harry Diffin is beginning to figuremade and tests passed. An inter'~, puzzling their brains with cross words, on when he can move into his Hill trol contest is being held, and would only solve the problem of street "garage." lar attendance in uniform and paSS*~ "cross-words-at-home," they would of tests give considerable points to v'* write their names big on the memor- Are you keeping tab on the ad patrol to which a scout belongS. '_ 0it ies of their neighbors, changes each week? There are sever- Scouts Glenn Hoover and Butt Sc . "Quick, Watson, get Scotland Yard [" al new lines of merchandise announced are proudly wearing new scoot u t~f (Close up of Watson seizing the in this issue forms, which they had Scotit~a~o~' microphone.) "What shall I say?" Robison purchase for them of the "-" "Ask them to send a matt down and "America," D. W. Griffith's great Scout outfitter in Pasadena. tell that fish to quit fighting so hard." DecembecPrductin lAth.may be seen at the Strand Sea Scout Ship "Catalina" " -- Sea Scout meetings are held at 6:~ "1. J~ll~. The Avalon Campfire Girls have art P.M. every Monday. This weet" wold unique entertaimnent in view for Dec- were made for the Xmas trip to The W.T. Company's palatialsteam- ship Catalina, more popularly known as "The million dollar Ferry-ship to Fairy Land," is now in drydock at Wilmington. Harbor Master Mulcahy is a busy man these days, getting everything along the waterfront "shipshape" and in readiness for the first winter storm. Capt. John Edmundson and Capt. Harry E. Nichols have both been mak- ing improvements on their fishing launches during the past two weeks. ember 12th. It will be given at the Baldy. .heir Crescent Avenue Pavilion. Skipper Robison reports that_~hed - request tor a navy cutter has re~'~, Born--At the Catalina Hospital, the Navy Department in WaShm~'~ November 26, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles and favorable action is expected a~ Shewmaker, a son--9~ pounds. The early date. ." ~,~ ed u~ doctor says the family are all doing A new crew has been form ~-1, well--especially the father, transfer of old scouts from Tro P ..r- __ and the ships crew of port and sv'- Frank E. Johnson, manager of the Independent Order of Foresters Inn, is painting the main building, on Cle- mente avenue. The launch Manana, Captain H. Mackay made a trip to the mainland and return last week. "Keep Avalon a Spotless Town." We pledge our help t A new lath-house is nearing com- pletion at the S. C. I. Co. gardens in Avalon Valley. It is 48X100 feet in size, and has a high arched roof. Harry Tregarthen's home on Avalon Hill looks like a brand new place--new roof, plenty of paint, etc. Herbert Baker has succumbed to the pressure of concrete work--in-so-far that he has another cement mixer--an Acme--helping to build "Greater Ava- lon." board watches now "numbe~ During the clear weather of the past week the mountains of the mainlafl~ eighty miles away, have shoW" r quite clearly. After seeing "Jan'-ice Meredith" l~t week we see where the youthS ' ire'; future will visualize their history sons. The new house being built oa Side Terrace for Mr. Olsen, is practically enclosed.