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PAGE SIX -- THE CATALINA ISLANDER Published Every Thursday at WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON 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 S~x Months, 35c per Inch. Liners I0c per Line, Minimum 25c. "Ent e red -as--Se con d- class Matte r~ Marr ch 31, 1914, at the Postofflce 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 Politics and Gov- ernment, Fishing, Huntin~ and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. " * " "~ , . . , Happ2? and Prosperous New Year To Everyone . --... ....-- ...~ EXPRESSING APPRECIATION With this issue we lose Volume Twenty-four of The Catalina Islander. Ore" next issue will comme~tce Vol- ume XXV. That is to say, after the completion of 1938, The Catalina Is- lander will cele~r&te a quarter of a century as a weekly publication. To all our readers, subscm1~ers and advertisers we take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for the business and patronage we have received in past years. The Catalina Islander is often re- ferred to as "the friendly little news- paper from the 'Isle with a Smile'." And "ain't that something" (or is it?) in this topsy-turvy system of recessions, new de~tls and threats of war ? A Prosperotts and A Happy New Year to All. Thank You. --The Editor. QUARRY WORK COMPLETED 3~ MILLION TONS OF ROCK SHIPPED TO THE MAINLAND Announcement was made Tuesday that the last barge-load of Catalina Is- land rock was shipped to the Long Beach Breakwater by the Rohl-Con- nolly Company, contractors for that large project. Since November, 1933, when the Company commenced oper- ations at the Catalina quarry, more than three and one-half million tons of rock have been taken from the east end of the island. The rock was used at Santa Monica, Newport Beach and Long Beach. Superintendent Frank O'Brien stat- ed that the three shovels, derricks, trucks and other equipment used at the local quarry will be shipped next week to the Rohl-Connolly plant at Alhambra. (2" Resolve to save lives in 1938, and in the years to come, by. preventing acci- dents in the Home, on the Farm, and on the Highways. That is the best resolution any person can make, sa.ys A. L~ Schafer, Red Cross manager m the Pacific Area. TRAFFIC WHYS By Chief E. Raymond Cato California Highway Patrol Q--Two slow moving trucks on U. S. Highway 101 recently were so close together that traffic was much delayed. Several accidents were closely averted when irritable and anxious drivers de- layed tried to pass on the two laned highway. Is there not a distance that should be maintained between trucks on the highways ? A--On highways, except when in a lane for trucks or preparing to pass or highway maintenance and construction trucks, all other trucks must keep 300 feet apart. Q--I am told that windshields are not required on trucks; why is this? A---You are not correctly informed. The law specifically demands that trucks have adequate windshields. Q--I purchased and still have an au- tomobile which is a 1935 model. Re- cently one of the doors was broken and the glass shattered. A glass, man told me that I would have to replace the plain with safety glass. Is that additional expense required by law? A--Not in your car as the law states tliat safety glass shall be in- stalled in and replaced in all cars first sold as new vehicles on and after Jan. 1, 1936. Q--Between what hours must lights be burned on cars? Also must they always be lighted at the same hour ? A--I can best answer this question by stating that the law requires ev- ery vehicle upon a highway at any time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise and at any other time wizen there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible any person or vehicle upon the highway at a distance of 200 feet shall be equipped with lamps and lighting de- vices. Q--Are running board courtesy lamps O.K.; also please state what col- ors are legal and what the candle power may be. A--l--Yes; but beams of such lamps shall not be visible to the front or rear vehicles. 2"Green or white without glare. 3--Three standard candle power. Q--How soon after moving must I notify the Department of Motor Ve- hicles of my new address? A--Within 10 days. Q--*iay I notify them in writing ? A--Yes, this may be done. Q--I notice trucks on the highways hauling trees and hay that seem dan- gerousiy wide with their loads pro- jecting way out on the sides. Is there any limit to the width of such loads? A--The law states that when any vehicle carries a load of loosely piled material in bulk but not crated, baled, boxed or sacked, such load and any loading racks retaining same shall not exceed 120 inches in width. Q--I am sueing a party for running into my car. He was convicted of reckless driving. I have been advised that the record of this conviction can- not be used in my suit--is that cor- rect ? A--You have been advised correctly. o- A UNIVERSAL CREED By Eva Ashley Parslow Like children radiant with the hope of praise, We follow on, from day to day, un- known. What heights we scale! Undaunted now we raise Our voice in joyous song, but not alone, For all about us is the choir of birds, Divinely blest with love's own sacred words-- Each with a language, sung in vary- ing tones, Dispelling discord, and all dismal moans Of air, or sea, or earth--on field or fen. O, Father Universe, and Mother Earth, We are thy children and we love thy laws ; Help us to live in harmony with them And thus proclaim the universal cause Of Peace on Earth--within the hearts of men ! ,o- Call 500 and tell us about your vaca- tion trip. TROLLINO OUND AVALON By Norman Wall Things I see and think about while stroinng along Cataiina's esplanade: A very Happy New Year to every- one, ana happy football game. It seems that New Year's Day here nleans a big parade and football ganle; but on New Year's Day as far back as 3000 B. C., the New Year festival, called Zaknmk, was celebrated by the ancient Babylonians. The Jewish Purin Feast, the Greek Festival of Cronos, the Roman Saturnalia, and the modern carnival have all had affinity with this Babylonian celebration. But the beginning of the year did not syn- chronize in each case: where as the Vernal Equinox marked the Babylon- fan New Year, and the autumnal equi- nox that of the Egyptians, Phoemci- ans, and Persians, the year of the lZo- mans ended at the Winter Solsnce until Julius Caesar changed the date to January 1st. lhe Jewish New Year occurs early m Septelnber; the Chinese between january gist and February 19th. The old English custom was to celebrate New Year on December 25th, Marctl 25th; but since 1752 it has been January 1st. The root idea appears to nave Oeen the revival of tne suns strength. Brief Jottings A coincidence is that the Mac in the Hutet MacKae sign is just above the two windows Of Allen Mac-done.'s rooms. Bernard Hartson was born on Chnstlnas Day. fonuny 0 Brien willbe called daddy soon. While out fishing withSam Rika- low, Jal~e Albert fell overboard whde trying to get to tile pier ladder during a rough sea. The bus drivers can get together an orchestra at a nlonlents no[ice: Jonn Hay at the piano, Baron Johnson as drummer boy, and Frank llaney blows a wicked saxophone. Little Dave rtarris was the instiga- tor ofi the Christmas Carols this year. The stagers were riding, insteaa of waikmg, as tney did last year. 13tit Kyan, who has returtied f:om his eastern home town, is ready to re- turn to ills JoD. I wonder why Sportland don't ad- vertise their many games? "And why tlO they call a parrot "Polly ?" John the barber has no idea how old he is. It is figured out that tie is around 86. Michael Stark is one of the better disher-uppers of those luscious, creanly sodas. After a long time, Sid Zeldin finally had his real imprint on one of his tmblished pictures. He has. been re- ferred to as "A. H.", "Little R. Sid", "Wee Sid", and "R. Sid". What the Hollywood columnist for- got: Charles Ruggles played in the original cast of "t'eg o' My Heart", with Laurette Taylor. This play is to be produced in pictures soon. "Happy" Hacker and Danny Down- ing have returned from Hollywood, where Danny has been keeping the folks interested witil ms sweet sing- ing. They were talking of habits, and that a habit is hard to stop. A~ habit can be conquered by anyone. Self- control is not hard. A person with a clear-thinking mind can control any habit, regardless of whatever it is. A habit is fortned mostly by people with an "I don't care" attitude. There is no excuse for anyone to have a bad habit. Newspaper advertising has proved it is the best way to create business. Be seeing you next week! o- Since the gale of 'last week the wea- ther has been quite pleasant, with a couple of warm showers a day or two apart. The young divers who meet the incoming steamers still assert that the waters of the Pacific Ocean are not very cold. See weather report else- where. HOTEL ST. CATHERINE IS READY FOR NEW YEAR'S Arrangements for the New Year: Eve Dimler Dance and gala New celebration at the Hotel St. have been completed, and all who tend this funcnon may be assured a j~lly good time. Chef Gasser is preparing a nomm feast that wall do credit both himself and the hotel. Ted Dawson will furnish the musiC; --right up to his usual best style. And when midnight comes the Year will be ushered in with eclat. Note the invitation extended by tb Hotel St. Catherine on another of this paper. And, if you miss the New Year Eve dance, or would desire some just like it if you were there, you get some more New Year's Nil with the same nmsic and hospitality. --,o-- -- HOSPITAL WORK In an effort to secure qualified male attendants for ate employment at the Camarillo Stat~ Hospital, Louis J. Kroeger, Executi~ Officer of the State Personnel Boar~, has announced an examination to held in Ventura on Saturday, eight. Men between the ages of 21 and arc eligible to take the if they can meet the mini:num re( ments set up for the position. mciude a Mgh school education or equivalent, normal eyesight and ing, and weight in proportion to hei and age according to the United Stay Army standards. The salary is $85 month. : All able bodied men who are willitl~ to work as hospital attendant at arillo are urged to call at the High School and Junior College, Main and Catalina Streets, between the hours of 9 and 11 a.rru ~aturaay, January 8 and file their aP" plications. The examination will given the same day ..... i~ "O" CHANGE OF STEAMERS From the Los Angeles Times Monday the following clipping is en : The Wilmington Trans Company liner Avalon will come the Wilmington-Catalina run the of this month and go to local yards for extensive alterations, ins iations of bulkheads and other provements long contemplated and consume several weeks. Her da run to the island and back taken by the flagship Cata'lina. o- MORE STORMS COMING Avalon, December 23, 1! From the atmospheric conditions tween 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on cember 22, and again on there should be a period of very weather, with heavy rains, from the S.. E. or S. W., between Decero 29, 1937, and January 5, 1938, pos being followed up by a heavy storm. The northeaster may first. Geo. C. Farnswortla' ! o- "SAVE LIVES" ': Governors of seven western st are advocates of familiarity with Cross First Aid as a means to hves on the highways and elsewh~ Governor Frank F. Merriam of ifornia calls upon every join in the effort for highway sa~ The California Highway Patrol rn, bers are all Red Cross First trained, and are credited with saved lives. The Highway Mail nance department is training its Ray Ingels, director of Motor cles, has been appointed chairmata a statewide Committee on Safety will ~erve as coordinator. Red Chapters plan to increase the of fixed emergency First Aid from 113 to 260. Catalina Islandthe place w~ quietness and repose soothe rag~,~i, nerves and renews health and hapt~7 ness. .'~1