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PAGE SIX ...... THE CATALINA ~.Ep~.~ CATALINA HIGH SCHOOL GENE STRATTON PORTER THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS CORNER STONE IS LAID AUTO ACCIDENT VICTIM PREPARE ENTERT/ (Continued From Page 1, Column 1) About 8 o'clock Saturday evening, Jazz, harmony, pep, and plenty Catalina Island, with history, a list Mrs. Gene Stratton Porter, the world- amusement will prevail FridaY, of the birds, trees, flowers and fishes, renowned author and writer, was so12th of December, at 8 o'clock, in and several prints showing Avalon in seriously injured in a collision between Crescent Avenue Pavilion all for 1888, etc. the automobile in which she was rid- sum of 25 cents. What is it? W In behalf of the Grand Lodge and ing and a street car, that she passed just lots, because the Gitche Gon the" local organization, Grand Lodge away about two hours later, without Camp Fire Girls are giving a gttc Orator Charles Jacob Dash made a regaining consciousness. The accident Band Concert. ~d very able address. Mr. Dash referred happened near her Los Angeles home. Everyone is moire than welcome, ,, to the public school educational sys- Mrs. Porter came to Southern Cali-the girls are expecting and most of..~, desire the support of the comm~l~3~ tern as the bulwark of American citi- fornia to live about two years ago," This is an attempt on the part of~ zenship. He stated that for ages it bought a home place of about 5 acres girls to show the public wlaa~ had been the custom of the Masons in Los Angeles, and built a summer " -theY to take part in the laying of founda-, home, "Laughing Waters," in Avalon. d tions and corner stones of public build- It is the irony of fate that this noted Mrs. Mary Russel, Nationalt o~t~~ lugs, and of placing historical data in writer should have met her death in tire ot the Southern Distric _. suitable receptacles so that the records an automobile accident. One eveningCamp Fire Girls has graciously e0v of various kinds might be preservedlast summer, in her lovely home on sented to come to Avalon for this ~! ~" for posterity. In concluding, Mr. Dash Catalina ;/venue, she told the writer of tertamment, and tell the peopl about the Camp Fire in general. . t stated that he desired to express the her fear of automobiles in Los Angeles On the program assisting the ga~ gratitude of the people of Avalon for on account of the children in her fam- greatlr appreciated, the untiring efforts of Mr. M. B. Dun- ily, and how glad she was that they with their entertainment will be s~~. kle, principal of Avalon schools, Mr. could travel the streets ofAvalonwith- outside local surprises. Don't miss Three genera of fishes have been W.L. Stevens of the Long Beach pub- out fear. And now 'tis she, not the them. You can't afford to, Re-~~ found in subterranean waters m the lic school system, and also to the of- children, that the modern juggernaut ber then, The Camp Fire Girls Ki~, Sahara desert, en Jazz Band at the Pavilion,fD The Catalina Islander invites its readers to write letters on the different problems confronting the sea angler. We wish our paper really to be what its name suggests, a Catalina Island product. Among the joyous things we would like this Christmas is a little sunshine. We are almost assured of the usual California sunshine--what we had ref- erence to was a little mental sunshine. Don't you "tlahak so? It has just Come to light that a cer- tain Chicago angler received the fol- lowing teli~gram from his son, whowas visiting Avaloh a few days ago: "I ~lfired a fishing boat and put on a bait for you. No far, h. ,-Please send check for expenses." A torpedo, Number 7237, which is 21 feet long and 21 inches in diameter, was lost while the crew of the U. S. S. MeCauley was engaged at target practice during the past week. Com- mander Lindley offers .$20 reward for the lost torpedo. California is ahead of every other state in the Union in number of motor vehicles registered. On July 1 Cali- fornia's total registration of passenger cars and trucks was 1,184,015. New York's registrations on the same date amounted to 1,169,145. Thus Califor- nia's lead was 14,870. The Library Committee of the Par- ent-Teacher Association wishes to ex- tend its thanks to all those who con- tributed to the food sale, and also for the hearty co-operation of the moth- ers. Also to Mr. Allen, for the use of his stand for this worthy cause. The proceeds, $73.3,3, will buy 100 books for the Elementary School li- brary. Constable E. M. Harrison made a thorough search of two houses in Ava- lon last week, where it was alleged that considerable quantities of wine and ~her liquors were stored. He was assisted by Deputy Constable James J. Bates. Both officers stated that the amount of wine on hand did not ex- ceed the amount called for in permits issued by the government, that the owners of the property positively de- nied that they had sold any wine to others, and that there was no liquor on either of the premises. ricers of the Santa Catalina Island Company, General Manager David M. Renton, President J. H. Patrick and William Wrigley, Jr. In addition to the Masonic members, those on the platform included W. L. Stevens, representing the Long Bunch School Board, the Rev. LaRue C. Watson, Rev. Father J. Cocoran, Cap- tain J. J. Bates, General Manager and vice-president David M. Renton, Lieut. Runnels, E. Windle, J. P., and Milton S. Patrick, That the corner stone might be truly of island soil, a ton of mater- ial had been sent to Pasadena, where it was cast into the beautiful stone which was the object of the after- noon's impressive ceremonies, and be- came the repository of various inter- esting island documents. The architecture of the new high school building is to be a departure from stock designs, according to the plans drawn by Webber, Staunton & Spalding of Los Angeles. The build- ing is to follow along Moorish lines and will be unique, as well as pict- uresque, designed to harmonize with the rolling Island landscape. The structure is to be a class A, steel and hollow concrete, the main building be- ing two stories in height. The plans. call for three work shops, a manual training shop a physics and chemistry laboratory, a domestic science room, two assembly rooms, a large auditor- ium, four recitation rooms, office, re- ception room, library, rest room, dress- ing rooms and lockers. In front of the building the grounds are to be landscaped into spacious Moorish gardens. In the rear two as- phalt courts are to be built for tennis and basketball. Through the courtesy of Mr. Wrigley the high school is to have the use of the Chicago Cubs' ath- letic field for baseball and football and of the Catalina Country Club links for golf tournaments. Funds for the new high school building were voted by the Long Beach school district, of which the Catalina district is a part. It is hoped that the new school building will be ready for occupancy by the beginning of the second school semester in February. We notice Percy Coleman is busy upon improvements in the Victor Hayes home on Descanso avenue. A porch is being b{iilt on one side, and an en- larged kitchen added to the back of the~house. has claimed as a victim. Gene Stratton was born in Indiana, in 1868, and married Charles Darwin Porter in 1886. She became an author' of note, and at the time of her death was not only writing books, but her services were in demand as an edito- cember 12th. Everybody we!coupe" ONE OF THE LAST OF THE CALIFORNIA DOI~S One of the earliest sons of CaliDt" rial writer by some of the leading nia, while it was yet under the dog#v ion of Spain, passed away Nov.ertlbcf magazines of the country, s" 24th at Burlingame, aged 86 ye~ Included in her works are: "The Don Nicholas Covarrubias. NicbOla~ Song of the Cardinal," writtenin 1902; was the son of the one-time ownerr.~ "Freckles," 1904--one of her most fa- Catalina Island. At one time she motis novels; "What I Have Done of Santa Barbara county, he later With Birds,", 1907; "At the Foot of the Rainbow,' 19081, "A Girl of the United States Marshal for this distrl' Lim, berlost,", 1909; Birds of the Bi- Don Nicholas was. a link. between'tire. T~Vt' old and the new m Cahfornta. t ,ble" 1909; 'Music of the Wtld," 1910; The Harvester,' 1911; "Moths of the brothers and two sisters survive ht~. Limberlost," 1912; "Laddie," 1913; Camila Covarrubias, O M. Cova~rttbt- "Michael O'Halloran," 1915;' 'Morning as, Miss Amelia Covarrubias and IVl~S~ Face,' 1916; "Friends in Feathers,' J.J. Carrillo a~ of Santa Barbara. . 1917; "A Daughter of the Land," 1918; also leaves six children--Alexander ot "Homing With the Birds," .1919'; "Her Santa Barbara, Andrew of Sacramento' Father's Daughter," 1921; "The Fire Edward and Rosmo of Burlingatrte' Bird," poetry, 1922; "The White Flag," Mrs. Mary Howe of San Francise' 1923; and "Jesus of the Emerald," in and Miss Dolores Covarrubias, the lat~ 1923. ter being a well known resident 0~ Avalon, employed in Heywoods. NOTES ON IMPROVEMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL PAPER WISDOM OF FRANKLIN From the "Publishers Auxiliary," is- Wisdom: No man is wise at all sued in New York City, we have clip- times and-in all things, but some are ped the following paragraph relating more frequently wise than otherS t to the publication of the Catalina High Happiness: -HappineSs consists o~ School paper in the regular edition of having a Sound mind and a healthy The Catalina Islander: body, a sufficiency of the necessar!S "One of the best examples of this is and conveniences of life, together ~,ttn The Catalina Islander, published at the favor of God and the love of faun" Avalon, California, which devotes akind. in" full, page to the Catalina High School Wisdom in Invention: Franklin 's Sugar Loaf. A reader of the Islander vented tnany things useful to h! recently wrote a letter of friendlycrit- neighhors .and to posterity. He naaae icism, calling attention to several er- the first bifocal lenses for eye glasSeS rors in the school page, and emphasiz- the first harmonica; the first liqgc~" ing the necessity of the young news ning rod; the first successful wo ." writers' learning accuracy in their burning stove "and the Pennsylvan# journalistic work. The editor of thefireplace. He refused to take out pat" Islander is now offering a prize of $1 to the reader who can find the most errors on the school page. The result has been a notable improvement in the students' work on their paper, and doubtless a great increase in reader interest in the whole paper." Christmas and New Year Cards The Catalina Isl~.nder office still has on hand a fair selection of holiday cards--but get your orders in soon, as they are being taken quite rapidly. First come, etc. Yes, today is the day you feared yesterday. Did it happen? ents on any of his inventions. Attaining Happiness: I was at last convinced that truth, probity and sitt" cerity, in transactions between, man and man were of the utmost impr[ ance to the happiness of life; and:t resolved from that moment, and wrote the resolution in my journal; to praet; ice them as long as I lived. A report comes from the Isthgatts that Charley Hammond is growing whiskers while on his vacation. Xres' sir, we have a mental picture of Char" Icy sitting on the end of the isthrntjs pier, watching the seagulls, fishingastd stroking his whiskers!