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PAGE SIX ........ THE CATALINA ISLAND Published Every Wednesday at WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON, - CALII~ORNIA. 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 ~0c per Inch, Each Insertion... ~00 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March 31. 1914, at the Posto[fice 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- ernmen, Pishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. Did you notice that dainty new moon Christmas night ? Delightful December days have been a feature of the past week. The second story walls of the Hi School building are 'rapidly taking shape. On Christmas Day the University of Southern California football team de- feated the boys from the University of Missouri--20 to 7. Any children who failed to get their Christmas presents from the Commun- ity Tree may obtain them by calling on Frank S. Johnson at the Forester's Inn. The U. S. S. Pioneer, connected with the Coast and Geodetic Department, dropped anchor in Avalon bay Mon- day, and steamed out on its way to San Diego early Tuesday morning. ; On page 11, the "Great Seer," Kaza Mazar, looks into the future from Jan- uary to June. That said future looks mighty blue for some folks. Perhaps Mr. Kazzie Mazzie had too much tur- key dinner. Anyway, we hope that his prognostications regarding George Minney, Mary Gibson, the school, and all the riots, are purely mental pict- ures evoh, ed from his over-active im- agination. Under the initiative law adopted in November, Governor Richardson has recently appointed Capt. M. P. Strel- inger of Los Angeles, William Hanlon of Sacramento and Louis Amgren of San Diego, as boxing commissioners. They have chosen Walter Yarwood of : Santa Cruz as secretary. To a person interested in the pre- historic inhabitants of Catalina Island there is no more interesting place than Ralph Glidden's Catalina Museum of Island Indians, on Hill street. Al- most every visitor comes away marvel- ing at the completeness of the exhibit, and at the attractive way in which the various relics are arranged, so as to form the decorations of the room. Mr. Glidden has been one of the most suc- cessful searchers for aboriginal re- mains and relics of any who have ever searched the Channel Islands therefor. and in connection with his display of Catalina relics also shows some from other places~ Every local resident of Avalon ought to visit this museum, that they may be the better prepared to tell visitors about its attractions. AVALONITES PARTICIPATED IN CHRISTMAS EXERCISES (Continued From Page 1, Column 1) is doing. He also intimated that be- fore long two other members would probably qualify for the Eagle Scout honors---Malcolm Renton and John Shields. As the gathering dispersed the lit- tle folk had their arms filled with Christmas goodies, and everybody was happy at the success of the community effort. The beautiful large Christmas tree, attractively decorated and brightly il- luminated by electric lights, was an object of general interest to all pres- ent. Congregational Church School Gives Christmas Entertainment At the Congregational Church on Christmas Eve (Wednesday), the lit- tle folk of the church entertained and were entertained. Following was the order of exercises: Song, by the congregation. Prayer, by the Pastor. Exercise, Doris Wilcox' class, Exercise, Mrs. Goulding's class. Exercise, Mrs. Edmundson's class. Song, Primary class. Recitation, Miss Rose's class. Recitation, Alice Lee Heywood. Song, by Airs. Greene's class. Talk by the Pastor, Rev. LaRue C. Watson, followed by a collection for the relief of the "Near East" orphans. Song Miss Miriam Burgess. Recitation, Max Patterson. Song, Primary class. Piano solo, Mary Bell Handley. Selection, Franklin's Hotel St. Cath- erine Orchestra. Exercise, Mrs. Greene's class. Recitation, Edgar Harrison. Exercise, Mrs. Wood's class. Recitation, Bertie Scott. i ! Immediately following the program .Santa Claus appeared, was given a hearty welcome, talked to the children a while, turned the distribution of the gifts over to some of the Wolf Cubs, and went his way to visit other trees and homes. The children received" gifts of candies, nuts, apples and oran- ges, and the adults were not overlook- ed in the distribution of the latter. The successful affair terminated with the pronotineilag, of, the benediction by the pastor. Special Masses are Given at St. Catherine's Catholic Church Father Corcoran presided at the Christmas masses at the Catholic Church, which was beautifully decdra- ted for the Christmas occasion. The umsic rendered at the several masses was an attractive feature. It was given by a choir composed of Irene Moricich, orgaffist; Mii~hael J. Cameron, J. R. Gareia, Edward Feltrop, Miss Emeline d'Arce, Mrs. Lee James, Mrs. J. R. Garcia, Mrs. Ethel A. See-' ley, Mrs. B. D. ttalstead and Mrs. W. M. Lefavor. The altar boys who served Father Corcoran were: Walter Conrad, Jeffis Cowen, Stephen Guirasich, Vincent Marincovich, Niekolas Marincovich, Robert Garcia, Julian Garcia and Louis Garcia.. A stroll about the streets of Avalon on Christmas Eve and again on Christ, mas Day, revealed that there were many private homes where Christmas trees were the center of interest, and where the spirit of Santa Claus was plainly evident. What a mervelous thing the Christmas season is to the young of the land---and also to those a "little oldergrown.". NEW PIER FOR PEBBLY BEACH ROCK QUARRY "We needed a new pier anyway, at Pebbly Beach," said Mr. William Wrigley Jr. Monday, as he viewed the $30,000 wreck left on the beach after the northeast storm last Wednesday morning. The storm commenced with the change of the tide during the early morning hours, and at 8 a. m., when the tide was at flood, 7 feet six inches, the huge waves dashed over th'e board walk, etc. The greatest damage done was at Pebble Beach. One of the rock barges broke from its moorings and was dashed against the pier. .,. Mr. Wrigley quickly outlined a plan for a new pier, and incidently compli- mented Mr. Renton and Mr. Baker on the sturdiness of the three-mile sea wall along the board walk that had re- sisted the sea's fury. AVALON MASONS INSTALL OFFICERS FOR NEXT YEAR EVENING SPANISH CLASS' The first meeting of the Evening Spanish Class will be held next Ttles day evening, January 6, at the I-Ilg~ School Mr. Robinson of the I-fig School faculty will be in charge of tile class, and will endeavor to make the course as practical as possible for the people of the Island. American SPan" ish will be taken up in the class, and a large portion of the time will beI given to conversation and gramn~atica* essentials. It is planned to adopt a textbook for the class as soon as it is ascertained just how many will be in- terested therein. A small tuition fee will be charged, but it is hoped that this will not keep away anyone who is interested in the study of Spattislt' Since Avalon possesses such a large Spanish-speaking population, one ha~ the advantage of being able to praet" ice speaking the language and to raak use of what is learned in the night school class. Catalina Island Lodge No. 524, Free Adargo Family Reunion and Accepted Masons of the State of Captain ~nd Airs. Everett Adarg0 California, formally installed its offi- had a regfilar family reunion Christ" cers elected and appointed to servemas day at their home on WhittleY during the ensuing year, at the hall of avenue. Among those present we~ the Lodge, on Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. J. \V. McClintock an Dwight West Stephenson, Past Mas- children, of Los Angeles; Mr. and .-Vir~ ter of Unity Lodge of Glendale, 0and Paul Tanernier, of Alhambra; Mr. artd Inspector of the 77th Masonic district, Mrs. M. L. James, of Avalon; Mr. art officiated as" installing officer. The er o* Mrs. Don Godman and daught , ceremony was preceded by a dinner, at Los Angeles. Peter Adargo Mrs. IC C. which about sixty resident and visit- Kendrick, Mrs. J. \V. St. John, Mr. L, ing Masons were present. During the evening the members of Catalina Is- laiid Lodge presented their retiring Master, IIugh Stevenson, with a beau- tiful watch, with jewels emblematic of "the office he had filled during the cur- rent year. An orchestra, composed of J. 'F. Fi'anklin, Frank J. Hobbs and L'ouis Passarelli, all members of the Fraternity, furnished the music for the occasion. The following officers will serve the Lodge during the year 1925: Worshipful Master, A. L. Laurance. Senior Warden, C. J. Dash. Junior 'Warden, E. M. Harrison. Treasurer, J. F. McMinn. Seere~t-y, R. M. Heywood. Senior ,Deacon, J. D. Malloch. 'Junior Deacotl, \V. H. Mt~leahy, Chaplain, R. A. Douglas, Marshall, R. S. Alexander; Senior Steward, R. A. Glidden. Junior Steward, C. H. Van Marter. Tiler, J. T. Peed. CALIFORNIA YACHT CLUB HOLDS ELECTION of OFFICERS Officers of the California Yacht Club for 1925 were elected last week, the regular ticket, headed by Ben Weston for commodore, receiving practically the entire vote; of the membership. Weston is the most widely known rac- ing skipper~in Southern California. Paui Jeffers was elected vice-corn- too:lore. Other new officials include E. \V. Murphy, rear-commodore ; Howard Wright, fleet captain ; Dr. C;eorge M. Fairfield, port captain; Dr. George Laubersheimer, fleet surgeon; H. T. Morrow, Judge advocate, and Fred E. Pettit, Jr., fleet secretary. The Advisory Board, consisting of 25 members including the Flag Officers: Keith Spaulding, Otto G. Wildey, D. H. Laubersheimer, Albert Soiland, Joe Fellows, Hal Roach, Alvin Frank, Her- bert L. Cornish, G. Allan Hancock, Eugene Overton, A. H. Braly, F. P. Graves, Ray Thomas, D. P. N. Little, F. C. Wilson, Wilbur D. May, Harold W. Tuttle.--Mereury. Subscribe now--S2 per year. Passarilli and Captain Joe Adarg0' Captain Alec Adargo, who was in Los Angeles at the time the "big doin's," was announced, started post haste for Avalon. He missed the train at Lo~ Angeles by one minute; jumped into a taxi and started for WihningtO~' Going through Coral)ton the taxi ~ starboard wheel lost its air, and Capt! Alec, after assisting the driver tO change tires, rolled into the Catalina Terminal at Wihnington just as the SteamshipoAvalon was about 30 feet away from the dock. However, de' spite Alee's misfortune he phoned tO the merrymakers and told them to "have a good time," and save a "hung of turkey" for his arrival on the 26th. Floated Away For a Prize Mr. C. Hammond and Mr. Edward Rinehart left for Wilmington MondaY, where they met the barge carrying the float entered for the Rose Tournament parade at Pasadena, January I. The float arrived at Wihnington Monday evening. It was taken direct to Past- dena and the finishing touches will be given the creation tonight (\VedneS- day). The float is 12 feet in height andosome 30 feet in length. A mon" ster tuna, 13 feet in length, is one of the objects that first catches the eye of the observer. Then there is a model of Avalon bay, with boats, marine gar- dens, ntansions located on the .sur- rounding hillsides, etc. So accm-ate is the detail on the relief that even the sih'er mines, showing ore, have beerl located, and real Catalina fish swim about in glass tanks representing the marine gardens. The design has beerl mounted on a Packard truck and weighs a little more than five tons. And, folks, everyone in Avalon who saw it says the "Catalina float is a sure prize-winner this year." The erection of a great suspension bridge across Golden Gate between San Francisco and the Marin County shore, has been approved by the gov- ernment. The estimated cost is $26,000,0130.