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PAGE SIX" ' THE CATALINA :!i li i Published Every Wednesday at WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALOH, 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 Months ................................. Fifty Cents Single Copies ................................ Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising 50c per Inch, Each Insertion... 500 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners t0c 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 Polltlcs and Gov- ernmen, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE Elaborate preparations are being made for the Conmmnity Christmas Tree, to be given under the auspices of the Mary Williams Club of Avalon. There will be a fine program by the children. The St. Catherine Hotel Or- chestra will furnish music. The Camp Fire Girls' Kitchen Orchestra will also appear on the program. Don't miss this fine entertainment. It will be giv- en on Tuesday evening, December 23, 1924, at 7:30 P. M., at the Pavilion on Crescent avenue. It will be free to all. Oh, 2~es, Santa Claus will be present. All the children of Avalon should be there as Santa Claus will have a fine treat for each child. Crowds of pelicans have been feeding in the bay the past week, small bait being very plentiful. The Santa Catalina Island Company had the road roller out for several !days last week, smoothing the rough ,spots. In our next issue we hope to pub- lish an interesting article written by Mr. W. E. Allen of the Scripps Bio- logical Institute at La Jolla. It is en- titled "The Gqlf of Catalina," The Ftori'da Chief, of Winter Haven, 'Florida, has this to say about Christ- imas: "Some of our men friends are .looking uncommonly sad these days-- and inquiry brings out the fact that they are thinking of Merry Christmas." Editor Van Matte of the Downey Champion, in his last issue said the following : : "The Catalina Islat~der, published by the sage of Avalon, Ernest ~Windle, ic~rries a column headed 'Crawfish iCharley.' It might be inferred that the late 'Alsoran' candidate for Congress is a contributor to the column, as it icontains only fish stories, but he ain't." , Captain H. B. Nidever of San Pedro, iwho is in charge of the State patrol 'work for the California Fish and iGaane Commission in this district, was :.here Monday to check up on the re- ports that several Avalonites were us- ring traps illegally to catch crawfish. Captain Nidever stated that the offi- cers on board the patrol boat Alba- core last week found several crawfish traps in District No. 20 which they towed out to sea and destroyed. If the owners of the crawfish traps are located, warrants will be issued for their arrest, Captain Nidever said. RE-OPENS THE DISCUSSION ABOUT STRENGTH OF LINES (Continued from Page I. Column 4) Let the women anglers take part in it likewise. A number of ladies, by their achievements, have taken rank with the men. They doubtless have ideas on the subject and may present an entirely different angle than any here- tofore propounded. The sum and substance Of all this is a request that all of you write in your ideas. No matter what your theories may be, send them in. The writer has his own pet schemes, which he will embody in a future article. The de- bate is open. Let's go. THE EVENING HIGH SCHOOL An evening school is of real value to any community. In a community where the work is undertaken for the first time there are many people who do not realize the great benefits which may be derived from attendance at the evening classes. In our own community we note such a diversity of interests, and, as our population is comparatively small, it is very difficult to organize classes for the evening school that will be of real value, either practical or cultural, to. groups of any size. Often it will be necessary for a person to submerge their individual predilection for some Thomas Elliott." particular study, and join with the -- larger group that is studying some- Editor's note: thing else. Some classes must be held Thank you for the suggestion, Mr. over a more or less lengthy period of Elliott. We have repeatedly tried to time in order to justify the organiza- get some of the anglers to discuss tion of a real evening high school. their problems in these columns, which New classes organized this year will be a benefit to all sea anglers-- must necessarily be tuition classes, but but only one or two have taken the if these tuition classes can have a good "BILL" SHORT WRITES INTERESTING In our mail last Friday we re~ ahol;ttter from Brother SylveS S who is now located at E California "Bill" is known of the old'timers in Avalon. S he failed to receive his cOpY .~at~l]i Islander regularly and here is wla#~?| says: . dlll: "I wou/d like to relieve my little, but my wife says I mttst.~i say anything bad as you are You know well enough, we poor | he men must do as they saY, that's that !" Editor's note: Why, Bill, we so glad to hear from you! you get married ? And, being our sympathies are certainly good wife. Sure, we let a lot o fellows here read your letter, in ing "Yellowta,il John", Charley child, AI Holbrook, "Nick", plund, Captain Eaton, Captain and your old.friend and churn, advantage offered them. To answer all of your questions would take sev- eral weeks, if we did not print a sup- plement to the regular paper. This is a fine opportunity for the L. T. en- thusiasts to bring the H. T. advocates to the gaff with a Three-Six outfit. "WHAT THE LAW SAYS." Los Angeles, Dec. 14, 1924. "Editor, Catalina Islander, "Is there a law" which says that an angler cannot catch albacore less than six pounds in weight?" *'Yours truly, "Light Tackle." Answer: The abstract of the Cali- fornia Fish and Game Laws, 1923-1925 says "It is always unlawful to buy or sell or have in possession albacore less than 6 lbs. in weight." Mariners visiting Avalon at night are unanimous in praise of the flash- light maintained in the tower of the Catalina Island Yacht Club clubhouse. Summer weather, except for the ex- tra coolness at night, has prevailed for the past week. The days have been as warm as in June. Grass on the hills and vales is looking fine. Soon the wild flowers will be in blossom again. At this writing, Tuesday morning, it is showery, with favorable 'indications for more rain. enrolhrrent, it will be possible to se- Wilson. Friend Barney Halstead'a cure free classes another year. In wished to be remembered to other words, there will be funds avail- "Bill's" postoffice address is BoX able for this work only where we can Eneanto, San Diego County, ~ ',alifc I prove a definite and substantial de- ~ mand. ' BASKET BALL I The regulations of the Long Beach Board of Educat'ion require an aver- The basket bal-i~souad of the I-If# | ' q" ) the ftttt#~ age attendance over the entire period School is rapidly picking ut t tO I of the course of at least 15 adults, mentals of the game. They expeC~Ml~ ! Surely, there are larger groups than start their interscholastic play by ~ ! that who could be interested in the uary 10. ~ble | same subject, or study. At the present time it is impoSV.~. I Commercial work, such as commer- to pick out a first team frora t~ I o cial.arithmetie, commercial law, type- e erT tor~Sa;d ;2igti~! writing, bookkeeping, and other sub- Plr nd]adetma: lbth jec~s should appeal to many of our seem to lie between Garcia,Feltr~'~l ~i| business people. Not that all these and Coleman" the center position ": ' or could be given at one time, but one probably go to either Dilree go ~ term one subject can be given, and therick; while the guard positions rnz~., ~1 next term another, to DeSoto, Minney, Berning, or MO~ There should also be a demand for icich. ! some cultural classes, such as history, Yet there is 'good basket ball treater" economics, science, or sociology, but ial in the high school that has not ~eA~ probably not more than one of these turned out for practice regularlY, a~," classes could be offered each year. the make-up of the team may be cote" . . re. In Connection with these classes it slderably too&fled from the abo~ .. will be possible to secure, at a small There will be games with the s#a,". additional expense, special lecturers, er mainland high schoolsl and with tt~} either from the faculty of the Long junior high schools of Long BeaC?'tl~i~ Beach high schools, or from some of the team makesa good recc ,rd the Southern California colleges or year they will probably enter the reg` universities, ular league play another year. At the present time a class in con- There will be presents for 400 ct'ild" versational Spanish is being organized, that' should have a real and practical ren at the Community Christmas "';. appeal to many of onr business and next Tuesday evening. Everyby On Saturday the good ship Ranger, professional people, as well as for those welcome. owned by President J. W. Jump of who are interested in Spanish for its Send your "true fish story" ta~sr the Tuna Club, came into the bay with educational and cultural value. This the genial owner and Ralph Bandini, class will start Tuesday, January 6. for publication. The Catalina Islar~u.~.'r secretary of the Club, on board. On It must necessarily be a tuition class, :h:~erh2:eh2y;~:nga 'ght :h;t Sg;; and the attendance in this class will u the way over they sighted a broad- fish. bill, and every device and art was used~ largely determine the support we re- to make him climb aboard; but after; ceive ~rom Long Beach for other even- Reports come from San ClerrW..nt~ they had been talking and coaxing Mr. ing school classes another year. Island that a broadbill swordftS Broadbill for an hour, he shook his The daily morning blasting at the twenty feet in length was seen bY; snout at Hon. Jimmy amt disappeared. Pebbly Beach rock crushing plant is a party of commercial fishermen tae gentle reminder to army men of the China Point last Saturday. "Busy" is dead! Who is ~'Busy?" early morning cannonading that fre- Why, "Busy" is the great big cat which quently 'preceded an infantry advance A warrant was issued last Satorda)' inhabited Parker Court. for fifteen but in this case it precedes the army for the arrest of a San Pedro coN" years, or more, and from time to time of workmen who proceed to convey mercial fisherman who is charged wide has been the pet of the bevy of maids the shattered rock to the battery of violating the State law regardingh0~ which occupied the dormitories in the crushers, which break it up into frag- ing on private property. The cwas court, For years he was the especial plaint alleges that the defendant ments suitable'for use in various lines household mouser for Mary DeCourt, of concrete work, such as foundations, hunting in the neighborhood of Jhn- who for so long a time resided there, walls of buildings, street pavements, son's Landing. Since the DeCourts returned to their etc. It is a growing concern. European home, "Busy" has been car- Christmas and New Year Cards still ha~ ed for by Mrs. C. B. Parker, who took Hot water conveniences at the Tuna The Catalina Islander office holidsY excellent care of him during his years Club clubhouse are being increased byon hand a fair selection of of decline, and then saw that he had a the installation of a couple of largecards--but get your orders in soon, descent butyl at the end. "Busy," solar heaters on the roof of the build- they are being taken quite rapid~; rest in peace[ ing. First come, etc. i