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December 31, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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December 31, 1924

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PAGE TWO AL MALAIKAH'S CHRISTMAS FOR THE CITY CHILDREN (Continued from Page 1, Column 4) there was a long-drawn gasp went up that pulled your heart-strings. When Santa Claus came in aboard his dirigi- ble "Santa No. I," a howl was lifted that raised the roof. One sight I shall never forget: A little Mexican girl, worn out with fa- tigue, sleepiness and excitement, just a little atom of humanity, nameless and unknown, collapsed--and was gathered into the tender arms of a big member Of the Patrol. Her hair was hanging down, her clothes were shabby, her little face was white and drawnbut there she laid in those tender arms, as safe as though she were with her mother. That little incident typified the whole spirit of the evening. Presents? Of course there were presents--balls, bats, dolls, horns, can- dy, oranges--everything under the sun. Every bag was stuffed full, and there were packing cases left for distribution to those who couldn't come. Every little face shone as its owner passed out into the night. Every little heart was made glad, and for days to come, in the little homes of Sonoratown and elsewhere, the great even will be dis- cussed and re-discussed. God bless the men that made it possible! We Islanders have a peculiar inter- THE CATALINA ISLANDER (Sunshine Psychology Service) CrawfishCharley "We continue to use the hookand ~,~~g em ear line for sport fishing, although some folks do say we are making rapid pro- ~ ~v[l gress in all other walks of life.'" "Give a man sufficient motive and then watch him climb out of many tight places without having to use his HERBERT R. BAKER, Cement Contractor will-power as a step-ladder. His nao- , Phone 87-M tire to win carries him through to the realization of the achievement." "Nothing But the Best' 350 METROPOLE AVENUE ..4 "When you try to land one fish at af time, you lessen the possibility of breaking your line. And the same rule applies in all human activity. Do one thing at a time." "The most interesting cross-word puzzle that we know of is to chase a few human motives back to their start- ing point." "When I go fishing for crawfish, I'm fishing for a purpose, and that purpose is to be a successful fisherman, and to catch enough fish to provide me with the necessities of life." "Hang ninety percent of your will- power on a peg, and follow the line indicated by your worthy motives, if you seriously want to be a better man. Motive is the inner force that helps individuals to get to the winning post." Subscribe now--S2 per year. WHY NOT spend your winter at Catalina Island? Une- qualled climate, good hotels, furnished houses at reasonable rates; stores, schools, churches; hiking, swimming, riding, golf, tennis; only 3a, fi hours from Los Angeles; BUT~notice this, please---no rattling, hanging street noises at night, and you do not perpetually have to dodge automobiles, either day or night. A safe place for children. Try it out for yourself. AI Malaikah Shriners' Christmas Scene, prepared under the direction of "Jimmie" Jump and "Steve" Brode, in Los Angeles, for the entertainment of Four Thousand Children est in this event. Two men whom we claim as our own were largely instru- mental in its success. James W. Jump, president of the Tuna Club and coln- modore of the Catalina Island Yacht Club, was chairman of the Christmas tree committee. It was his brain that conceived it and made it possible. The Shrine Christmas tree festivities were first suggested by Jump in 1915, and he has had entire charge of this great activity each Christmas since that time. Steve Brode, Friend of all the World, was his chief lieutenant. We are proud of you, Jimmie and Steve; we are proud of your ability, and proud of your show--but, most of all, we are proud of your big hearts, and the hearts of all the rest of your crowd, and we are grateful to you for teach- ing us the truth of the lesson: "Suffer little children to come unto me." Avalon Branch of the Los Angeles County Public Library, 201 Metropole avenue, open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 2 to 5; also Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 9 o'clock. Visitors are al- ways welcome. HAPPY NEW YEAR, AVALON By Harriet A. Waldman Happy New Year, fairest Avalon! And a wish that honors you have won Prove to be a blessing to the earth-- Prove a help to keep a spotless hearth Years have added to a charm and worth Never equalled since our nation's birth. Every day of nineteen twenty-five Will inspire a wish that you may thrive; Yes, a wish that, through ensuing year, Each improvement have substant'l pier ; Also, that the people, staunch and true, Render praise that God has meant for you. How It Started "At any rate, Mrs. Murphy, no one can say I am two-faced." "Faith, no, Mrs. Jones. Sure, an' if yer were, you'd leave that 'un at 'ome."--Melbourne Punch. All Cut Up "Where have you been ?" "In the hospital getting censored." "Censored ?" "Yes, I had several important parts cut out." 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. MARINE LAUNDRY AGENCY , High Quality Laundry Work Dry Cleaning and Pressing PROMPT AND EFFICIENT SERVICE ASSUREO Phone 32 P.O. Box 132.5 115 CATALINA AVENUE Nww WRIGLEY BLDG. CATALINA AVK. BE WELL HEELED Have us make your repairs to your old shoes, and they will be good as new, ready for months more of wear. Lowest Prices. You bring 'era---We fix 'am PAYETTE'S SHOE SHOP AND SHINE PARLOR 1011 Sumner Ave. Lefavor Building The Margaret Inn 237 SUMNER AVENUE Weekly Dinners, 75c. Sundays and Holidays $I.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. r~. Lunch_...~ ........... from 12 m. to 7. p. ra. Dinner ........................ from 5 to 8 p. r~, P hotos of all Catalina Prize Fish, P. V. REYES Steamer Pier Avalon, Cal. .v OH! YOU FISHERMAN "A Regular Place to Eat" GEO~IG E /'/OFFINGER Bring Your Fish that You Catch and We Will Cook them Tables for Ladies ' 413 CRESCENT AVENUE T.E OCEAN'S OPPOSITE OUR pLAtS Fresh Catalina FISH PLEASURE PIER Open All the Year AVALON FISH COMPANY Lobsters, Oysters, ShrimP, Salmon, Etc., in Season. BAIT FOR ANGLERS Harry Tregarthen, Proprietor" /