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December 24, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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December 24, 1924

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i PAGET we THE CATALINA ISLANDEg Repreeentind Onl~ Reliable CompaniesFrom whence it came and thus it said: J. E. MATHEWSON - Avalon ,i. times when pirates boldly rode this ocean o'er, 4 J THE BANYAN TREE AT AVALON Fresh Catalina By Waldo---M. York. Catalina's Only Bank | FISH About 1892 former Judge Waldo M Offers you a courteous complete banking servlce, York then Chief Deputy in the Dis / tricE Attorney's office was taking his PLEASURE PIER vacation at Avalon. He became inter- CATALINA ISLAND BRANCH l Open All the Year ested in a tree he saw here, said to be / a Banyan Tree, and the only one of its PAClFIC~SoIB]tWEST / AVAye?aN FISH COMPrANY kind in the United States -- -- -- -- ---; // He thought under the circumstances TRUST ~ SAVINGS BANK Lob t r , Oysters, Sit imp, the tree could not have been indigen- Salmon, Etc., in Season. ous to the soil and hence wondered how it came to be planted here. BAIT FOR ANGLERS In that spirit of inquiry, he penned C.M. HUDSON, Manager. Telephone 70 J Harry Tregarthen, Proprietor. these lines: ,,, ,.v.,o,,_ Merry Chrlstmas ] There is a tree.--A tree alone. None other of its kind is known In all this land--there is but one. * Bungalows & Rooms Whence came the seed fromwhich did grow SO many, r~any years ago, This Banyan Tree at Avalon,- For Rent at Reasonable Prices This frowsy tree at Avalon? ,..,,o,,.r. ,..,.,.,, ,:o,,. ,...,-. Everybody[ Martha E. Glidden, Proprietor it knows no winter through the year. This ocean's coast had not a bay (Mrs. Seth Glidden) Where white-winged ship more safely lay; More safely through a cloudless year, Perhaps. branch from ella tree ~t~~eLj~~ Where grew the banyans near the sea, Was borne by waves on ocean's crest, ArrestT whereat fertilethe landAvalon,the tides arrest-- HERBERT R. BAKER, Cement Contractor [ Fire, Accident, Compensation, Where grew one seed and one alone. ,, Phone, 87-M l I find no one can tell to me "Nothing But the Best 350 METROPOLE AVENUE ~ Life, Theft, Etc. Whence came this lonely Banyan Tree. I asked the tree by zephyrs swayed Photos of all Catalina Prize Fish, P. V. REYES Steamer Pier Avalon, Cal. MARINE LAUNDRY AGENCY High Quality Laundry Work Dry Cleaning and Pressing ~','~OMPT ANO E~r~C~ENT SE~V,CE Aasu.Eo Phone 32 P.O. Box 1325 II$ CATALINA AVENUE NEW WRIGLEY BLDG. CATALINA AVIt. DON'T THROW 'EM AWAY! Save your old shoes for everyday wear. Let us half-sole them and put on new heels. Prices Reasonable. You bring 'em---We fix 'em PAYETTE'S SHOE SHOP AND SHINE PARLOR IH Sumner Ave. Lefavor Building AVALON POSTOFFICE Mail is due to arrive daily, except Sunday, at 12 m. Mail departs daily, except Sunday, at at 3:30 p. m. Outgoing mail closes at the postoffice 2:45 p. m. The postoffice is open daily, except Sunday and holidays, from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m., except while the mail is being distributed immediately after its arrival. And dusky natives once its life i;ad left this shore, And naught of life was here in human form, A bold, but thrifty buccaneer to 'scape a storm, Here came and first saw Avalon--wild Avalon. His custom was to bury treasure wrongly won, In places wild, remote, untenanted, un- sought, And there to plant a Banyan Tree to mark the spot. Aboard the ship was I which bore that buccaneer, And by his hand was planted where he buried here The treasure he had won in his unlawful strife; He nursed and cared for me until my roots took life In soil of Avalon. He left and never more He turled his sails nor saw this shore." BUt Catalina Isle shall be The jewel Of this Sunset Sea, Its clime, its scenic beauties rare In all the world beyond compare. Some Captain of great deeds shall see And know thy charms and bring to thee, From mainland's cares the slaves of strife, To peaceful lull and joyful life,-- A haven from their ills and woes Where halth and joy new wealth bestows. O Banyan Tree of Avalon l A mighty tide of life comes on, And You engulphed shall be no more-- NO more upon this sunny shore; The world shall know this Isle--not thee-- This magic Isle o| the Sunset Seal Watch the world come to Catalina. Magazines, newspapers, candies, etc., at WINDLE'S NEWS STAND. l;atallna Island Lodge, F.&A.H. l~Io. 524 Meetsevery Friday Night of each month at 7:30 in Foresters Hale Visi6ng brethren are welcome. HUGH STEVENSON, MASTItR ~ JAMt$ D. MAt.kOCH. EtRrlrARY The Margaret Inn 237 SUMNER AVENUE .... Weekly Dinners, 75c. Sundays and Holidays $1.00 Lunches 50c. Also a la Carte. LUNCHES TO TAKE OUT put up on short notice. The Margaret Inn Special Sandwich is a meal in itself. Breakfast- ............... from 6 to 9 a. m. Lunch ................ from 12 m. to 2 p. m. Dinner ........................ from $ to 8 p. m. r Automaticmlly hooks the filth the itmttmt he l strikes. Catches more .,t ~ I big fish. Greatest (~~ [ casting and trollinll ~ | spoon made. Catalog, ~ w ~" I Length: 1% ~Vs 2~ _3~ 4 SV2 I Price each 40c 40c o~c ~s~c 1.O0 1.40 J Finishes: Bilver, Copper Brass Red Head Etmmel. | $. L Knmdm~.r Mhlt I~l~ S77 ~m, nmiSt. San r~ ftL I OH! YOU FISHERMAN "A Regular Place to Eat" GEO~aE .OrF,NGER Bring Your Fish that You Catch and We Will Cook them Tables for Ladle. 413 CRESCENT AVENUE v.t OClA. Is op~os,va GUn P~z J~ THE LUNCH ROOM THAT IS ALWAYS OPEN I;HAFILEY'S SANBWIBH PALACE f am going to continue to keep open NIGHT AND DAY throughout the winter-- Short orders at all hours. If at any time you are not satisfied with anything you get at my place DO NOT PAY FOR IT! As I am here to stay and watt always see that you are treated right to the best of our ability. CHAS. R. GERMAN, Proprietor Open Night and DaY 3091/ Crescent Avenue Opposite Steamer pier COMFORTABLE HANDSOME THE "MABEL F" The Fastest Launch in Avalon, and the Launch with a Record for BIG FISH. L. MOTT, Box 1942, Avalon. Booth on Pleasure pier. Should you miss your steamer, or care to cross to San Pedro by launch, see me. CATALINA SWORDFISH.TUNA REEL The Highest Grade Reel Ever Made---Guaranteed Forever Made in Threesizes" : 4-0, 6-0, and 9-0 Patented J. A. COXE 411 Molino St., Lea Angeles J .,..::: If you are interested in Avalon you should read The Catalina Islander J Built on a Scientific Principle Old as Archery But Brand New to the Angling Game In strength, lifting power, resilliency and finish Shaver "DUALWOOD" rods, laminated of two woods personally selected for totally different properties successfully withstand the tensions end compressions in- cidental to the hardest and longest battle and COI~E BACK STRAIGHT! That they outclass anything yet produced for heaVY sea angling is the unanimous verdict of famous anglers now using them. Regulation DUALWOOD Rods $35 ROY F. B. SHAVER. 233 West 42nd Street. LOS Angeles Twenty Years a Deep Sea Angler and Custom Rod Builder.