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December 31, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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December 31, 1924

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~ ~ SANTA CATALINA ISLAND: m~!~ ~/~l~ newspaper, conta rists and travelera. ~IVE CENTS AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA,WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1924 VOL. Xl NO i AVALONITES PARTICIPATED I 7 • IN CHRISTMAS EXERCISESILane Grey's Palatial New j By Chu. l'I. Smith I Cruising Yacht is Described Christmas, 1924 is now but a pleas-I ant remembrance. The citizens of Av-] alon celebrated the festive sea~ (Special Correspondence The Catalina Islander) appropriate ways..One of the Bent events was the community Was tree and exercises at the C: Avenue Pavilion on Tuesday the 23rd. Following was the pl of exercises. Overture by Franklin's St. Ca' Hotel'()rchestra. Prayer, Rev. LaRue C. Recitation, Glenn Hoover. Song, by the children. ,Vocal Solo (in Sl~anish), Is Goteeruz. Recitation, Alice Lee Heywood. i~amp Fire Girls' Kitchen Band. ecitation, Kewpie Hey. Instrumental trio Messrs. Franklin, Qrant and Hobbs. ' Recitation, Maxine Carson. Piano duet, Martha Meyer and Lois FIarrison. Piano solo, Ruth Edmundson. Presentation of Boy Scout badge. Music orchestra. volcanic peaks, uninhabited, and many birds and reptiles not known in any other part of the world are here in abundance. Here the flightless cormorant, the penguin, flinche, heron, and odd var- iations of the mocking bird build their nests w~ithout fear of molestation. Futhermore, rare specimens of fish not itic or the AL MALAIKAH'S CHRISTMAS. FOR THE CITY Hid- (Especially reported for the Islander). "Suffer little children to come unto me." has that glorious declaration forcibly brought home than to ~ectators at the AI Mataikah Christmas tree at the Ambassa- Auditorium in the City of Angeles, on the night of De- ,'er 23rd. 1924. Jordan Bay here was an exotic colorful setting, inches in le result of weeks of hard work. In foreground was a forest scene. adreds of trees of all sizes, pow- all, and 35 The bottom ~d with snow and backed by jag- been sheathed and coppered to protect ged, snow-covered mountains and a color- her from worms which are exceedingi~ bad on the Pacific. A wireless has been installed, also a radio so that no ship ever left an Atlantic port for any purpose so thoroughly equipped. The trip is scheduled for two years, and it is expected that the ship wilt be in Los Angeles next June, after which she will steel-blue lake. In the corner a little cabin, with children playing in the snow. Snow everywhere--gently fall- ing, whirling in little gusts under the draughts. The center piece is a glori- ous Christmas tree, glowing and scin- tillating in the vari-colored lights." The floor of the auditorium is a riot of col- gold, t ~s varieties the object and material for the luxuries The owner's cabin. These [[ And in this same connection we can-icomprise a dining, and sitting room, ]l not forget the Mary Williams Club, bath room, with shower bath. All the which sponsored the event and the sleeping rooms in the ship have run- capable assistants who so capably car- ried out their plans. At the request of Mr. R. M. Hey- Wood, chairman of the Shipping Board of the Avalon Sea Scout Ship, Mr. H. Benjamin Robisou, Sea Scout Skipper, presented Sea Scout Theodor, with an Eagle Scout badge, by the National Council Boy S ning water. The officers' quarters are in the house on deck, where there are a separate dining room, bath room, and cold storage plant. In the engine room there are two sixty h. p. engines, run by crude oil. has a distinguished record. reno- maker, Ar- engine La Have; Chief Steward, A. Winters, Liverpool; Assistant, B. Slaytor, Scot- land; Purser, Captain L. D. Mitchell, Liverpool. Captain L, D. Mitchell, the finan- cial agent of the expedition, is an En- glishman by birth, and as a sportsman, and capturer of large game and fish dies across the floor and into their chairs. All colors, creeds and races, Four thousand of them--running, skip- ping, shouting, awed, decorous, fright- ened by the lights and noise, bubbling with excitement--they poured in. This" is the SHOW! This is what you came to see! It's human nature, fresh and He has unsullied by mature cares and evils. everywhere glowing, eyes spark- weaving, restless patch of color ind life. It made you feel that, after America, through the Pasadena td one for !1I, this world isn't so bad. When you trice Court of Honor. Mr. Robi., storage out upon the floor and saw all stated that the rank of Eagle So ency. The business men of a great city, was the highest attainable in.Sco :o the rood- burdened with worries and cares ing, and that Scout Sierks had wor~ ~r handling ff business, men big in the community -,ghen you looked out.and saw how hard and faithfully to earn it; also tl is as effi- ~j~d laid everything to one side to he was the first Eagle Scout on the .ioned mer- land, and the first Sea Scout in 1 )f the crew] II]~ese tots a happy Christmas, you Pasadena District Council to att; modern outI II]~]at it was a mighty good old that rank. He urged that the young in the res he cabin, and in- . ~crm: man put in practice the principles of stead of the time known bunks, each wise connected with him when he first From tbe time of their entrance the the Scout oath an la a room has a brass bedstead runmn located in this Province His record d w 11 through his , " g " " " • ' 'kiddies ran the show. Everything was life, and that, with the spirit of Scout- water, and each sleeping apartment as a tuna fisherman attracted many subordinated .to them. They joined in ~g and service, he might carry on the has an electric fan. wealthy citizens to the county of the singing. They demanded songs tout work as a leader when of suf- Captain Sid Boerstlerl of Los Ange- Queens, and his connection with this they knew. You realized then that this 11 ~e::lf a:: beiMr rR:dblson expressed les, the Chief Engm.eer, has superm new project is m the natural course andWh°lethemSpectaClealone. WaSwemeantgrown.upsfOr them--didn,t [/~l g p of the Avalon tended the remodelhng, and a busy lot events roop and of the good work which it gang of workmerk haved~een up to theI Possibly no sea going schooner ever count.. When the tree was lighted |[ (Continued on Page6 Column z] ,eleventh hour making the necessary [ (Continued on Page 10, Column 3) (Continued ,m Page 2, Colttma 1) // /t