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PAGE SIX Published Every Wednesday at WbNDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON, CALIFORNIA ERNEST WINDLE, Editor and Owner C4"I~S. H. SMITH -- Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance). Three Years ............ ~ ............ Five Dollars (Only When P~[id in Advance). One Year ........................... Two Dollars Six Months ............................. One Dollar Three Months .......................... Fifty Cents Single Copies ................... Five Cents A DVERTIS~G--~-ATES Display Advertising $0c per Inch, Each Insertion. S00 Inches During a Period of Six Months. 35c per I~ch. Liners IOc oer Line, Minimum 25c. Enlere'd as Second-Class Matter March $I, 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act of March S, 1897. @ The columns of the Islana~r are opgn to the general public, on any. of the fo~i- lowing subjeg~: Local[ Poliffcs and Gov- ernment, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. I terns of locar news interest will be greatly appreciated. CLOSE VOLUME XIX With this issue we complete Volume Nineteen of The Catalina Islander. Ndneteen years ago we commenced vublishing this newspaper, and with- out missing a single issue, The Cata- lina Islander has been distributed from the Avalon postoffice to the far corners of the world, every week dur- ing that time. We have attempted to publish a paper that would reflect the activities of the "Isle With a Smile". A newspaper is said to be the re- flection of the community in which it is published. In a small comnmuhy editors do not make news--they col- lect the data and try to print the facts; that's news ! If The Catalina Islander has been dull or tiresome to any of our read- ers, we can assure them that as a mir- ror we have kept the paper clean and polished, so that the community re- ltection would be genuine. As a newspaper, we have attempted to "cover the field" of all items, such as births, marriages and deaths; fish- ing news; the industrial progress of the community, and the religious and social activities. In addition to recording the doings of the community life, The Catalina Islander is p~'obably the only country newspaper published in the United States which has discussed the prob- lems of Motivation and Oxidation. A number of its contributors to these subjects are men of international rep- utation in the fields of psychology, bi- ology and chenfistry. An outstanding feature of The Cat- alina Islander for many .years has been its wit and humor column, under the caption of "Refined And Crude". Hun- dreds of the jokes which have first ap- peared in The Catalina Islander, at a later date have appeared in eastern publications with and without credit to the publication from which they were clipped. Quite frequently they are broadcast over the radio as "orig- inal" contributions. Many of the jokes were compiled in our own office, or were told to the editor by a number of Avalonites who enjoy a good laugh occasionally ! In closing Volume Nineteen of The Catalina Islander, its editor and pub- lisher wishes to sincerely thank all contributors, subscribers and adver- tisers for their hearty cooperation and support. A few months ago, while looking through an American newspaper di- rectory puhlished in 1914, we were very much surprised to note the num- ber of newspapers which had been dis- continued, owing to lack of commun- ity support. To most of our readers and subscribers on the mainland, The Catalina Islander is frequently regard- YULE TIDE FESTIVITIES WERE GREAT SUCCESS (Continued from rage 1. column 1) was closed with a response by the choir of that church. The choir sang several numbers from the Christmas Cantata, "The Music of Bethlehem", which they sang at the church on Sunday evening, the 18th. They were accompanied by the same orchestra, with the addition of Mr. Grant and his 'cello, Harry Roller, violin, and Mary Oswald at the or- gan. A recitation was pleasingly ren- dered by Virginia Lee Graham. Bob Coleman played a violin solo. "Cradle Song", with organ accompan- iment by Mrs. Oswald, which so pleased the audience that they de- manded an encore number, which was "Catalina". The members of Frank Hobbs' Or- chestra united in the presentation of a musical skit, in which Abner Kra- mer took the speaking and dancing part. His tongue and feet united in giving "Louisiana Hayride", and "Pink Elephant", to the pleasure of all. Following another number on the organ, Virginia Lee Graham and Blanche Mackey gracefully danced themselves into the hearts of the au- dience. Then followed the pictures--a Mer- rie Melody, "Shanty Where Santa Claus Lives", and a Symphony in col- ors, entitled "Babes in the Woods". Both of these pictures were received by the children with shouts of appre- ciation. And then Santa Claus stepped out on the stage, chatted a bit with the children, and then received a shock when 'he asked if they would have felt bad if he had not come. The saucy young Americans shouted "Ncr!" The jolly fellow took the rebuff in good part, and told them how to pro- ceed in order to each receive a Christ- mas remembrance, in the "form of an apple and a box of candy. With promptness and without con- fusion this ceremony took place in the foyer of the theatre with Santa Claus efficiently superintending the same. Had we better tell his name? Well, he is a carpenter and contractor. And thus closed another of Avalon's ever popular Community Christmas tree entertainments, at the close of which every child received a gift. As has been the habit for several years, the community Christmas tree and entertainment has been in the hands of the Mary Williams Club of Avalon, of which Mrs. R. A. Kilgour is president this year. She was great- ly assisted by Mrs. D. M. Renton, who has always taken a great interest in this exercise. This year she was un- able to be present, having recently undergone an operation at the Pasa- dena Hospital Mrs. Renton's many friends will be glad to know that she is making a rapid recovery. Helping the Needy The writer has been informed that the Avalon Relief Committee has seen to it that every needy family in Ava- lon, so far as the members thereof could learn, has received an ample basket of good things for the Christ- mas dinner, and, furthermore, that the people of Avalon are responding liber- ally to requests for assistance in this connection. Mexican Celebration Saturday evening at the Mexican Social Hall there was given a jolly Christmas party to the Mexit:an chil- dren of Avalon. The haU was beauti- fully decorated by a committee of the younger set of the local colony. Spe- cial Christmas music was furnished by Prof. Julian Espinosa and his band. A splendid tree was furnished by the ed as a luxury. We thank these pat- rons for their continued 'support. Here's another news item: The Catalina Islander is probably the only newspaper in California that has not found it necessary to print in its col- urnns the gruesome details of a homi- cide. So much for the "Isle With a Smile". We thank you! Mary Williams Club, fully decorated, as was a treat of candy and fruit, for which the committee is very grateful. A prominent local lady impersonated the chief character and handled the situation in grand style. The committee in charge, supervised by Prof. Julian Espinosa, Miss Dolores Covarrubias, Miss Grace Young and Miss Catherine Torrey wish to ex- press their appreciation to all who as- sisted in making this such a successful Christmas for the children. Ft. Laganiere, pastor of St. Cather- ine's Church, was among those pres- ent. ',~ Carolers Again Active During the midnight hours of Sat- urday the soft strains of beautiful Christmas music was heard at various points in Avalon and Pebbly Beach as the carolers sustained their annual custom of playing and singing those songs we love to hear. Thanks, friends, your efforts are sincerely ap- preciated. Church School Christmas Entertaln- merit The members of the Sunday School of the Congregational Community Church, assisted by the officers and teachers, and other friends, had their Christmas program on Wednesday evening, December 21st. It consisted of songs, recitations, a couple of play- lets and the usual bounties provided by a liberal Santa ClauS. As usual when the children present a program, there was a large and ap- preciative audience present. They were both pleased and entertained with the following program: I--Prelude, piano solo by Miss Mar- garet Gilmore. 2--Invocation, by the pastor, Rev. John Barron Toomay. 3--Hymn, "Hark, the Herald An- gels Sing." 4--Scripture Reading, by Miss Mac- Lean's Class. 5--Hymn: "O, Little Town of Beth- lehem". 6--Presentation of gifts for the needy. 7--Primary Grade Program. 8--Offertory. 9--Song, by Mrs. Heywood's Class. 10--Recitation by Betty Teeter. l l--Ptay, "All Honor to Jane". 12--Play, "Synthetic Santa Claus". The Primary Grade program con- sisted of two songs and two cunning recitations, the latter by two tiny tots --the little Anthony and Dow girls. The play, "All Honor to Jane", had the following cast: Grandma Wayne ......... .Janey Stamford Beth ............................... Roden Williams Eleanor ....................... Dorothy Renfro Rachel ................. Betty Jane McGarry George ...................... Donald Carpenter James ...................................... Robert O rr Maria White ....... Alice Lee Heywood Jane ............................... Virginia Allen Grandchildren' Neighbors. Incidental recitations were by Mar- garet Carpenter, Betty Baker and Kathleen Patterson. The "Synthetic Santa Claus" playlet had the following personnel: Bill ................................ Alfred Chellberg Sam ................................. Jimmie Dowdle John ........................ Arden Cummings Jim .................................... Jack Toomay The grand finale of course, was the arrival of the real (officiating) Santa Claus, who at once proceeded to give each of the c'hildren a present. We don't suppose anybody knew who was representing Santa, so we will venture to tell you a secret. The initials of his name are Arthur T. Stevens-- sometimes referred to as "Art". He was assisted in his pleasant labors by Mrs. S. F~ Carpenter, superintendent of the Sunday School, and Mrs. Wm. G. Orr, who has charge of the Prim- ary Department. ~-------" : O : ~ The Christmas Tree Committee of the Mary Williams Club wishes to thank those who so kindly assisted in making the celebration the great suc- cess it proved to be--especially the Santa Catalina Island Company for the use of the Casino. : O : ~.----- More messages this week from live advertisers. Look them over. THE CATALINA THE 1933 "NEW By A. Valon Now that Will Rogers to talk about this it's time for the p clans to hunt their new jobs. The troubles of President during the past three years like a "rainbow", beside the will accompany the istration if they "don't go cratic", when they opera! erument under the "new Who is going to get all th~ "beer manufacturers" were give to the unemployed? will be brewed,bottled by machinery. In olden days, we are infc "political machine" starved ers into submission. Now ers (unemployed) want "Te and thus force the "ca increased taxation on his machinery and property. That was a bright idea to withhold the gram" until after the 1932 With us we have the plutocrat, the democrat, the crat, etc., and we must all no one is "perfect"--not even Anyway, A Happy Here's hoping everyone has four meals a day, an of underwear; a job four four days a week, and forty a year. -- :0: New Posts Granted Legion Four additional Posts granted charters by the gion, according to Warren ton, state commander. Post in northern Mendoci Scottish Post, San City Post in the north Hol trict, and Julian Valle, "ego County, shortly wil by Legion officials. eently organized by L, are Walnut Park, San Sierraville, Los Angeles Weaverville. There are now 468 Posts ifornia Department. --:o: Legion Names Dates for vention The fifteenth annual tion of the American held in Pasadena, August 16, 1933, according to state adjutant of the erans organization. The ,( determined by the Legion s Committee at a meeting in Los Angeles. -- :O:~ Have you sent in you Christmas Seals ? sand Christmas Seal unheard from, according cile Jones, executive se~ Los Angeles County Health Association. have become misplaced. time to look for them holiday letters and 1E :O:~-~ Diplomatic An English party Switzerland decided to cation by the ascent of a peak in the vicinity of Though the climb was no a strenuous walk, a guide and when the party as observed that one of totally unnecessary rope. The Swiss, nodding the rope, inquired practices skeeping--yes Technocrat : "We are change this capitalistic ernment." Democrat : "So that, S deal' we were promised election !"