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December 10, 1924

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| _~ SANTA CATALINA ISLAND: IN ALL THE WORLD NO TRIP LIKE THIS! Wo., J newspaper, eont u?,s,tstrave .er,, ~f ~,~u. O.fficial public eoau, r,mng, ,us.rang, ~'t-angling sportsmen. Baseball training field for Chicago "Cubs." walking, manne garaens, tJnexcenea accommoaanons, tll~ FIVE CENTS AVALON. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND. CALIFORNIA,WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 10. 1924 VOL. Xl No. 48 "A page in Catalina history will be written today when the ceremony of laying the corner stone of the beautiful new high school has been completed," said Mr. \. L. Stevens of the Long Beach Board of Education in his opening remarks at the high school dedication held here Saturday, December 6, at 2 o'clock. Almost every Avalonite was pre- sent to witness the impressive service. Concluding, Mr. Stevens said; "I hereby authorize the Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of California and Catalina Island Lodge No. 524 to proceed with their ceremony." As Deputy Grand Master of California Masons Will A. Fischer, of Los Angeles, then assumed charge, and the following officers representing the Crand Lodge, proceeded to participate in the ceremony. ~and Master, ~3,'ilI It. Fischer eputy Grand Master Hugh Stevenson n!or Grand Warden, ' Frederick Baker ~amr Grand Warden, A. B. ~'addingham ,,rand Treasurer, A. L. Laurance ~rand Secretary, James D. Malloch ~Sslstant (;rand Secretary, John F. McMinn ~randLecturer, I). L. Cullen ~randChaplain, Robert l)ouglas ~randOrator, Charles J. Dash (randMarshall, L. H. Crandall ~randStandard Bearer, H. S. Tregarthen ~randSword Bearer, Jack C. Carhon ,~'rand Bible Bearer, H. A. Fate ?enior (;rand Deacon, Ed. M. Harrison ,Unior (;rand Deacon, E. V. Jennmgs ?enior (;rand Steward, Vfm. H. Mulcahy UniorGraald Steward. Ralph Glidden ,'rand Pursuivant, "William Iq. (;ill urandOrganist, R. V. Baker ~randTiler, John T. Peed ~earer Golden Vessel, R. S. Alexander i~earer Silver Vessel, R. M. Heywood rearer Silver Vessel (7. H. Van Marter {'rlneipal Architect, Carl ~,V. Carson ***aster of Ceremonies, George E. Daul Previous to their arrival at the build- 'ing site the members of the local lodge of Masons had convened at the Lodge room at the Foresters Inn and then, headed by the Boy Scouts, had passed the Chicago Cubs' Bali Park, to the school grounds, The ceremony was very impressive. MUsic was furnished by the Franklin Orchestra from the Hotel St. Cath- erine. The container in which the docu- ments were placed was made of zinc- lined copper. Albert Seileman made it twelve inches in length, five inches in width, and four and one half inch- es in depth. It resembled a huge loaf of sandwichbread, and when Sealed and placed in the cement re- ceptacle nothing short of a blast of dynamite could open it. In the copper container were docu- ments: Membership roster of the fol- lowing organizations : Masons, Elks, Foresters, Eagles, Mary Williams Club, Catalina Circle Club, Campfire Girls, Boy Scouts, Tuna Club, Ameri- can Legion, The Ladies Aid. A history of the Catalina Public School and names of teachers. A history of the Congregational Church. A history of the Christian Science Ch~arch. A history of St. Catherine's Church. The 1924 year book of the Mary "Williams Club. The December 3, I924, issue of the Catalina Islander including a map of (Continued on Page 6, Column z) LIGHT TACKLE MARLIN IS CAUGHT BY MRS. STREETER By Ernest Windle To date, the achievement of landing a marlin swordfish on light tackle has only been accomplished twice in local waters by lady anglers. The first time was many years ago, when light tackle enthusiasm was at its height. The second time was on September 20, 1924, when Mrs .L.P. Streeter of Chicago landed a fish weighing 124 pounds af- ter a battle lasting 2 hours and 30 min- utes. Captain Eaton gaffed the fish. From the Tuna Club, with the aid of the telescope, a number of anglers watched Mrs. Streeter fight the mar- lin--saw it jump several times in the air, and it is said that no one pre- sent was eager to bet on the fish's chances of winning the fight, The skillful manner with which the angler handled the rod, and her calm deter- ruination to win the battle, could also be noted through the powerful lens. Very quietly Mr. and Mrs. Street- er and iheir boatman brought their prize to the pleasure pier, and the fish was officially weighed and recorded. Perhaps Mrs. Streeter thought no one had noticed the victorious battle and the skill with which she manipu- lated the fishing tackle. Well, they did ! It has taken the writer several weeks to secure a copy of the photo- graph of the lady and her catch. Undoubtedly, Mr. and Mrs. Streeter will look back on the season of 1924 with great pleasure and great satis- faction. It was during the early part of the season that the genial historian of the Tuna Club arrived at Avalon from his Chicago home. Then he was very sick. He was searching for a "corn- I plete rest." After careful and patient nursing by his good wife, his physician permitted him to go fishing. With his "little oi' I three-six outfit" he went out hunt- ing for the little ones. As his strength recovered, he dragged out his favorite rod, of light tackle specification. Then he tussled with albacore, and got a thrill. It was on one of these days that Mrs. Streeter, his constant companion, hooked the marlin swordfish. Al- though it is to be assumed that Friend Husband offered various suggestions while the marlin was rearing and plunging, there is no evidence on re- cord to show that Mrs. Streeter car- ried out any of the instructions. The marlin swordfish has been mounted by Mrs. C. B. Parker. After the tuna angling season closed, Mr. and Mrs. Streeter returned to (Continued on Page I0, Column 4)