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Dec. 17, 1930 WINDLE PUBLIC Islander Office in Los Angeles) AT SPRING BEDS R&TES BUsiness Man f~r the Tourist '. Col ee Shop PRYMAN Prop W eaer ' . ~!i 14. W~gener ~QFS anks OUR ~r Past favors. to keep our :kmanship up Standard. HALL Tailor C=iifo a PAGE ELEV~ PERSONALITY CLUB HEARS TELEPHONE HISTORY (Continued from Page 1, Column 3) ployed during the summer, who take pride in furnishing a high grade of serwce that allows both residents and visitors to be in constant touch with their offices as well as their relatives and friends. "Mr. William Wrigley Jr. has stat- ed that it would be impossible for him to remain on Catalina Island for a month at a time if itwere not for the telephone service." Mr. Brown exhibited the gold serv- ice button recently awarded him for fifteen years' continuous service with the Bell System! He remarked that he was especially proud to have been with the company during the years of its greatest development. The year he began work, 1915, marked the opening of transcontinental telephone service and during the relatively short time since, the service has advanced until we are now able to talk to ap- proximately 90 per cent of the world's 34,500,000 telephones and at very reo- sonable rates. "It is possible to talk from Avalon to New York at night for $5.25," con- tinued Mr. Brown. "The highest rate quoted in our Avalon rate book is ~57.00 Avalon to all points in Aus- tralia. Calls to Australia are routed through London. "Catalina Island will go down in history as having been one of the She: "And why is my sweetest and dearest one wearing his darling plus fours so low?" He: "The dear little buttons are all off, my own little pet."--Passing Show. "Love is like the ocean," beamed the young sheik as they paraded along the boardwalk. "Is it ?" she reptied. "Then you must be away off on the desert." When a man doesn't know the dif- ference between a straw and a bale of hay, is it any wonder that he "breaks the camel's back?" Patron: "May I have some sta- tionery ?" Hotel Clerk (haughtily): "Are you a guest of the house?" Patron: "Heck, no. I am paying twenty dollars a day."---Kreolite News. He: "What is your motto for a 7" successful marriage. She: "Until debt do us part t" Prof: "What is a circle?" Student: "A circle is a line which meets its other end without ending. Now it is just a question of "Loans and little fishes." THI[ WHITE HOUSI~ WAS HINOTOIq~ ~Fne Cl~lst~s Seals ol" t~e l~atonzl ~uber~*ulos$ Assocaton whch are sold a~ Chxd.sCmas t~ne ever~ Feaz" provide funds 1"o~ one off the most; val~mble o1" all services to mankind high spots in the development of tel- 2n helping to.prevent and destroy a disease whleh ephone communication. We quote below from 'Voice Highways": threate~ laJ.11iorm of homes and weakenn millions "Here is a glimpse of the progress made in extending the range of tele- Of the chlldx-en and Fouth o1" the Nation. l phone communication : 1876, Boston, Mass.-- Cambridge, e~l t~is yearly osmpa~6n to all our people. Mass., 2 miles. 1880, Boston--Providence, R. I., 45 miles. 1884, Boston--New York, 235 miles. /~ 1892, New York--Chicag0, 900 miles. 1911, New York--Denver, 2100miles. "1913, New York--Salt Lake City, Utah, 2600 miles. 1915, Boston--San Francisco, 3650. 1921, Havana, Cuba~Catallrm Island ,, 5500 miles. 1927, Havana--London, Eng., 5240. 1927, Washington, D. C.--Mexico City, 3357 miles. 1928 San Francisco--Berlin, Ger- gl,'. : many,' 7780 miles. II 1929, Astoria, Ore.,--Cueta, Africa, 9220 miles. 1930 Service extended to reach t rans-atlanticPintStralia' inandSOUthalsoliners.America,to severaland toofAUS-the [J gun2" R:2: S~!nr g ~ffit! ~'2!ad :(:: i !~i;~?:r~S;:e a:dp. Silk --:o:---- [1 Sweaters for the whole family are practical gifts at this season of Put a littlesunshlne into your [ [ the year uhilosophy andyour psychology. Be [ ] House Aprons are always useful in the home--50e up. motivated! II Baby Blankets, Kapock pillows for the crib; manicure sets; Rattles II and a Baby Stork Bank are nice gifts for the Baby lval0n flower :;h0p It Christmas Cards--Cord--Ribbon and Stickers make your gifts complete II Also a nice selection of Games and Toys to pick from at the 628 Avalon Boulevard ~? ~. WILMINGTIN, CAL. ~k I I Cat a I i n a P E Uowerst0rall0cc.sl0ns It S PEClALTY sHOP ~ Mr. and Mrs. P. L. AI}ARfiO. PrCts. ~ I~~~ sPECIALIZING IN HICKONY RODllWITH MONEL ANI~ l~kJRd[ N~CKI~ M~UNTINGE I AL WILSON TACKLE ]Forall GAME FISH [ tim CHAMS[RS ST- H.W. MAJOR NeW YORK I Al Wilson Company [ f AVALON' CALIF PHONE WESTMORE lt6e h | I ] PHONE AVALON i O LOS ANGELES | k1539FolsomSt., San Francisco, Cal. I ' [_ 1719 SO. FLOWER I~t'. / r ' , [ M.L. JAMI S, REPRESENTATIVE OF ! [ Catalina Hospital 1 I IVY OVERHOLZER i ] Completely equipped for Medical[ [ Surgical and Obstetrical Service I L. o,,E o, ) [ x-Ray and Diagnostic Laboratories[ I Graduate Registered Nurses / Mrs. C. B. PARKER, Taxidermist k207 SUMNER AVE. TELE,HONE es~ AVALON, CALIFORNIA Careful Mounting of Catalina Fish a Specialty