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LINA ISLANDER ' SOCIAL AND PERSONAL T. D. Reed of Pasadena was an visitor for several days last Mr. and Mrs. A. L. McKelvey and are spending the Christmas hel- en the mainland. Miss Eunice Hart returned home Week from a month's absence at Hot Springs. Mrs. M. Morse of Whittley avenue entertaining Mrs. V. Calicut of Los for a few (lays. ,Neal Warrick left Sunday to spend ~v.e holidays with his mother, who is lntering in Los Angeles. The regular "~illiams Club meeting of the Mary i~rresters Inn will be held at the on January 8th, 1925. Eileen M. Cartlidge of Los Angeles, One time cashier at the local Strand spent the week-end in Avalon. Mrs. L. Cave is seriously ill at the Hospital, with uremia. She been in failing health for over a Year. Mr. W. R. Priestly is vacationing at Pasadena for two weeks. Captain Monte Foster returned frown a trip to the mainland last Thursday. Mrs E. M. Harrison and children are visiting the mainland for a few days. Mr. B. Robinson is visiting friends in Santa Ana during the school va- cation period. Mr. George Mulford, director of the Porter's Catalina Island Marine Band, was a week-end visitor. Mr. and Mrs. Voss are going to Hol- lywood to spend the Christmas holi- days with their daughter. Mrs. S. Goulding an'd son Arthur left Monday for the mainland, where they will spend a few clays Christmas shopping. Mr. Julio Piccolo is again at his post in the Hoover Market, after being away for several weeks, with an in- jured wrist. Captain Albert Anderson was an Avalon visitor for a few days last ~Irs. p. E. M ackey, who has been week. Captain Anderson is located at Visiting friends on the mainland forTulare, California, for the winter. *eVeral days, returned home last Sat- tlrday. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. epic Of Los ~I Angeles returned to their Avalon home I)r. Emma M. Carson entertained last Monday, and are planning exten- r. and Mrs. A. A. Powell at dinner at Hotel St. Catherine, onSunday sire improvenlents on their Marilla evening, avenue bungalow. ~'Ir. A. Sutemeier is planning to the Christmas holidays with his Mrs. Emma Saylor, who resides !a San Diego. ~'Iiss Florence Feltrop returned from los Angeles Sunday, after a week's President James VV. Jump of the Tuna Club, and Secretary Ralph Ban- dini, were guests at a dinner party given by Mr. A. C. Brode at his home on the hillside, Saturday night. The lighting effects on the outside Vacation. Miss Feltrop has beenmissed of the Brode home are beautiful and froth her post at the Hoover Market.are always much admired. This genial gentleman has a host of friends on the t. Mr. and Mrs B. O. Kendall who Island, who are always glad to see him ve been spending a few days at theirhere. ~ttraner avenue bungalow here return- " e~t " ' datoy. their Pasadena home last Thurs- The Ladies of the Mary Williams Club are requested to meet in the The funeral "' services for the late (~ene Stratton Porter were held at her late residence, 356 South Serrano St., los Angeles, on Friday afternoon of last Week. ~orn, at the Catalina Hospital, De- W'her 15th, to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon ~i~.g, a boy. The young man weighed pounds. Mr. Hogg is employed at the Hotel St. Catherine. T City Attorney A. C. Stanton and rUstee W. H. Hevren were passen- gers on the southbound cross-channeI steamer Friday, to attend the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees at the City Hall. .qreIvIr'at George Oakay, editor of the South-west Magazine published iri was an Island visitor LOng Beach ast week to get photographs for a Write up on the new Catalina High ~e Lhool now under construction by the Ong Beach Board of Education. It was dark last Wednesday night Library roonl of the Congregational Church on Monday afternoon, Decem- ber 22nd., to fill candy boxes for the Community Tree. Mr. and Mrs .J.W. Atterbury of New York City are guests at the Hotel Atwater for a few days. Two weeks ago Mr. Atterbury grought to gaff a broadbill swordfish while fishing from the launch Carrie, Captain Enos Vera. Simon Martinez, who sustained a de- pressed fracture of the skull December 2 at the quarry, was taken to the Cat- alina Hospital in a serious condition. A preliminary operation was performed by ])r. Baker. The following day the patient was turned over to the insur- ance carriers in excellent condition for the secondary operation, from which he is convalescing nicely. LEGIONAIRES! ! ! Election and installation of new of- ficers for 1925, Catalina Island Post No. 137, American Legion, to be held at City Hall at 7:30 P. M. Wednesday evening, December 17th. Ex-service hen Charley Hammond arrived at AValon after spending a couple of men are cordially invited also. Still ~eeks c, vacationing at the Isthmus. have some application blanks for Com- mie of his friends told our reporter pensation Insurance. Call at S. C. I. :~lat Charley's whiskers were so thick Office. t~at they were luminious; what ever H.M. Ahern, Adjutant. ~tt is! Anyway, Charley made a dive Catalina will give you the rest of first barbershop, it is said. your life. Come to Catalina. BRIEF IMPROVEMENT NOTES The lobby of the Atwater Hotel is being newly decorated. New floor joists are being placed under the porch surrounding the Av- alon Inn. A concrete walk has taken the place of the gravel in the little jungle park just below the Country Club clubhouse. The new lath house at the S. C. I. Co. gardens above Avalon is now re- ceiving a large collection of choice plants. Two steel oil storage tanks, each 30 feet in diameter by ten feet in height, are being constructed on the mesa above the Falls Canyon power plant. Mr. A. Sutemeier has the concrete retaining walls on his Metropole ave- nue property about completed, and will shortly commence the erection of nine bungalows thereon. A row of the blue variety of euca- lyptus trees has been p/anted just above the Chicago Cubs' training field, and some of the sugar gums in the vicinity of the band bungalettes. The walls of the new Strand Thea- tre building are rapidly being poured. The roof over the front will be of tile. The main entrance, on Crescent ave- nue, gives indication of being a hand- some one. The rafters are in place on the sin- gle story wing of the new Hi School building. The roof is to be of tile. The cement work on other parts of the structure is practically completed up to the second floor. With the one-story side walls con- structed of 2x8 joists, it is evident that the house being built on the West Side Terrace for Zane Grey will not be moved by any of the zephyrs preva- lent about Catalina Island. STARTS FIRE IN BED A young man from Los Angeles, who was under the care of a private nurse, located in one of the cottages on Clemente avenue, started a fire in his bed last Friday evening at 10:30 P.M. The flames were promptly ex- tinguished by the local fire depart- ment and the neighbors. Because he was mentally deranged, the young man thought it was quite a joke to have the fire department come to him. The city officials asked the parents of the young man to take him off the Island, and the "firebug" left for the main- land Sunday. With almost 400 children to receive presents this Christmas, it would seem that Avalon is growing. We remem- ber the days when the presents for the children up to fifteen did not quite reach the hundred mark. And Santa Claus used to come down the chimney in the Eagles' Hall. Now he can scarcely find room to get into the Pavilion, he has so many presents! A new steam table has been install- ed at the Hotel St. Catherine. Chef Jefferson States that the table was made by Chief Engineer Sprinkle and is the best steam table this side of Chicago. It cost approximately $3,000. Subscribe n0w--S2 per year, PAGE SEVEN MARY WILLIAMS CLUB On Thursday afternoon the Mary Williams Club enjoyed a fine program at the Foresters Inn. Mrs. Greeley presided. The ladies voted to be sponsors for the Community Christmas tree, to be held on Tuesday evening, Dec. 23rd, at the Crescent axenue Pavilion. Last year a fund was raised by the Masons, Elks, Foresters, Eagles, and also donations by the people of Ava- lon, to defray the community tree ex- penses. After paying all bills a balance of two hundred and seventy dollars was left in the treasury, so this year the Club hopes that the amount on hand will pay all bills c6nuected with the tree. Mrs. Minnie. Douglas was elected a member of the club. In the near future the club will give a stereopticon lecture on the National Redwood Trees of California. After the business was disposed of, Mrs. Henry T. Wright of Los Angeles, who is district chairman of Co-opera- tion with Ex-service Men and Women, told of her work in a most interesting manner. The work these ladies are doing deserves the support of all true Americans, for they are giving cheer and encouragement to the sick and afflicted ex-service men with whom they come in contact, and to whom we owe so nmch. One club has packed 300 Christmas boxes for them, each box containing paper, envelopes, post cards, stmnps, candy, a handkerchief, etc. A social hour followed after the talk by Mrs. Wright.' Mrs. W. Hare ar- ranged a very amusing game,--"The Age," which was much enjoyed by all present. The Club extends an invitation to one and all to attend the Community Christmas Tree entertainment. CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Christmas sermons will be the order of the day at the Community Church (Congregational) next Sunday. At 10:30 A. M. the topic will be "The Birth of a King," while the subject at 7:00 P. M. will be "Good News--Glad Tidings." Everyone will be welcome at these sen;ices, and the general pub- lic is also invited to the Christmas pro- gram and tree to be given by the church school at the church on Wed~ nesday evening, December 24th. On Wednesday evening of next week, i Christmas Eve, William Farnum, one of Avalon's movie friends, may be seen ~: on the screen again at the Strand! Theatre. The picture is entitled, "The i Man Who Fights Alone," and Lois! Wilson takes the feminine lead. i Don't forget the Community Christ- mas Tree "in-the Pavilion next Tues- . day. A real Santa Claus, with real Christmas gifts will be present. Among new advertisers in the Is- lander this week are Ye Waffle Shoppe and Margaret Inn. You may be in- terested in what they have to say. THE ISLANDER ADLETS ADLET RATES--Ten cents per line per issue. Minimum charge, 25 cts. For Sale--Reed baby carriage. Price $15.00. Address 220 Catalina avenue. 49 Rooms and Board can be had at the Margaret Inn, 237 Sumner avenue, at reasonable rates. Home cooking. 49tf