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PAGE TEN THE CATALINA "LET'S GO" IS BEING SHOWN AS "FAST LIFE" Picture Taken Here Last Fall Now Being Shown in Los Angeles ]~y John Scott in Los Angeles Tithes Speedboats, romance and the ubiq- uitous William Haines are nfixed to- gether for patrons' consumption at Loew's State Theater, where "Fast Life", taken from E. J. Rath's yarn "Let's Go",is now screening. For stage fare,the Fanchon and Marco "Bughouse" idea, featuring Charlie Foy, is featured, and there is a short talk on Technocracy by Ernest Holmes. The talkative Mr. Haines returns to tiis wisecracking roles (has he been away?) in "Fast Life" and as an cx- sailor twomotes jobs for himself and his buddy (Cliff Edwards) with a boat- building concern on Catalina Island. The owner n-la.kes and runs fast speed- boats as a hobby and has a very at- tractive daughter (Madge Evans.) From which infor:nation you should be able to figure out just what happens. It does--Haines saves the business from bankruptcy by building an extra speedy craft which wins the big race, and eventually wins' the daughter away from the villain (Conrad Nagel.) To accomplish this, the two ex-sail- ors turn pirates temporarily and steal the boat in order to condition it for the race. There are subsequently sev- eral mad chases around Avalon Bay. Mr. Haines's comedy is just what you make it, or rather the way you take it. To those as likes it, nothing more need be said. Cliff Edwards supplies several hu- morous moments in his own style, while Mr. Nagel is again the upright- eous banker who isn't so nice at the finish. Arthur Byron plays the own- er of the boat-building business, and Warburton Gamble, Kenneth Thom- son, Albert Gran, Ben Hendricks and Pete Smith appear briefly. Miss Evans supplies tile romantic interest effectively. Harry Pollard di- rected. Dunirg the "Bughouse" idea, which has some laughs, Charlie Foy gives an impression, and a good one, of his famous father, the late Eddie Foy.. Ernest Hohnes discusses pro and con the subject of Technocracy briefly from the stage, touching only on its main points. SEAL ROCKS---The home of the col- ony of sea-lions which inhabit the Island, The colony consist* of several hundred individuals, and they are nearly always 'in evidence on the rocks. They do not bear fur, but are dovered with a growth of coarse hair which varies in color from a very light brown to a deep black. These sea.lions attain to quite a large size, some of them weighing a ton or more. They are very partial to their home, and are *eldom found ashore at any other point. Thi6 is one of the most attracnve spots about the Island for the tourist. CATALINA BIRD PARK---The Cata- lina Aviary at Avalon is most interesting. A 7~ acre bird park, with many wonder- ful varieties. Here African crowned cranes, flamingoes, Impeyan, silver and gold pheasants are seen in natural flight in the world's largest birdcage. White peacocks, Abyssinian pea-fowl, Australian swans, Mandarin ducks, quail, grouse, lovebirds, cockatoos and parrots, hun- dreds of rare species collected from all parts of the world are on exhibition. Free to the public. Reached by a short bus ride, on frequent schedule. MIDDLE RANCH--Ten miles from Avalon. Visited by the Catalina Motor Tours stages en route from Avalon to the Isthmus. Three hundred acres of this property is under cultivation for fruits and vegetables used at the Hotel St. Catherine. Middle Ranch is also the lo- cation for a 150,000,000 gallon reservoir and pumping plant which supplies Ava- lon with domestic water. Middle Ranch was formerly the center of much social activity in the days when trips to the interior of the Island were made by horse-drawn stages. THE NEW CASINO--The rmlatial Ca- sino has a seating capacity of 2500 per- its theatre auditorium, dance floor above is large gh to THE DOCTOR SPEAKS (Prepared by the Los Angeles Coun- ty Medical Association to help you to retain or regain health through a bet- ter understanding of facts accepted by all recognized Doctors of Medicine.) CONVULSIONS IN INFANCY Nothing which occurs in the home is more terrifying to the :nother than to see her baby in a convulsion. In many homes this very clay there will be heard the frightened call of mother, or some other member of the house- hohl for help: "Come quick, baby is having a fit." Convnlsions are among the more common events in the lives of infants anti may be serious . What happens in such a c(mvulsion ? What causes them ? What effects do they have on the subsequent condition of the child? What is to be done for them, first at the ilnmediate time of the spasnL and, second, after the attack is over, to guard against future attacks and to lessen, in so far as possible, any bad result ? A convulsion results from a dis- charge of motor impulses from the nerve cells in the cortex of the brain, resulting in muscular contraction in ene or more parts of the body. I:~ the majority of cases it is associated with loss of consciousness and other symptoms. Although convulsions may occur at any age, by far the largest nmnber cf cases occur in the first two years of life. This is accounted for. by'the fact that the conditions causing convul- sions, such as the acute infections, di- gestive disturbances, and the like, are much more comnlon in early life, and that the nervous system is so much less stable and more irritable in in- fancy. How serious are convulsions? @hat ultimate effect do they have on the development and future integrity of the child? As to the immediate ei'- feet, they are rarely fatal. As later results in most cases they leave no se- rious effects. They are due to a neu- rotic makeup which will manifest it- self in other ways as the child grows older and which demand special care in the management. What should the mother or nurse do when this alarming event of con- vulsion occurs in a baby of the 'house- hold ? First she should place the child where it will be in no danger of injuring itself from striking hard ob- jects in its spasmodic movements. All clothing should be loosened, or, bet- ter, removed so as to have nothing to interfere in any way with breathing. It is helpful to promote the flow of blood to the surface of the body by innnersion in a very warm bath (not over 100 degrees Fahrenheit). The purpose of these measures is to draw the blood to the skin capillaries and away from the brain. "At the same time cold cloths may be applied to the head. A physician should always be called at once, although it is seldom that he is able to reach the home before tile immediate trouble is over. The most important thing is to find out the cause of the spasm and, if possible to remove that cause; but that is the function of the doctor. CHERRY VALLEY--The seat of an early mining excitement, wh*re the hill- sides are honeycombed with runnels. From 1862 to 1864 the Island was swarming with prospectors for precious metals. The seat of the excitement seems to have been at Cherry Valley. Every foot of ground from the sea to the sum- mit of the hills--was filed on as mining claims. Recently extensive deposits of leadand silver ores have been located here. TONY'S CAMP--Headquarters for Cat- alina goat hunters. The camp is located near Black Jack silver and zinc mine, t8 miles from Avalon. Horses and furnished. Excellent p ; "ATHLETICALLY SPEAKING" C.C. Team Defeats Transportaticm Five in Thriller Merchants Bow to Strong Association Team By Frank T. Feltrop Basketball made its debut Sunday night in the Pavilionwith c-ose to two hundred Islanderswatching the local tea:us, which performed in real professional style. If we may judge by enthusiasm it will be safe to say that the current season of sp~rts spon- sored by the Catalina Athletic Asso- marion will be a tremendous success. Arrayed in colorful new suits the teams presented a sparkling appear- ancc when they took to the court, nmch to the approval of the specta- tors. The ceremonies were started when J ilmnie Glendye, Athletic Manager, made the announcement that a "round robin" will be played, which enables four teams to play each Sunday, the fifth team drawing a bye. With this entertailnnent, and various other branches of athletics being presented at the time-out periods, the Islanders will be well entertained on Sunday afternoons. We urge every person who is able, to come and support the games so that the boys :nayfeel they are playing for a purpose, and that they have the full-hearted0 support of the Island. It is only through the kind c~msideration of Mr. Renton, and cooperation of Johnny W indle that these games are made possible. The standings for the first week are as follows : Team W. L, Per. Athletic Association ........... 1 0 1.000 Catalina C. C ......................... 1 0 1.000 Avalon Merchants ................ 0 1 .000 Wil. Trans. Co ................... 0 l .000 American Legion .................. 0 0 .000 Association vs. Merchants In the first game of the evening- the Merchant aggregation was swamped under by the fast offense of Associa- tion Five, who succeeded in running up a score of 10 to 6 at the end of the half-time period. AI Pallas, who played a whale of an offensive game for the victors, was high point man of the fracas, with a total of 12 points. Not bad for this early in the season. Parlane Reid was the star of the Mer- chant quintet, running up six digits. Lefty Knauer, an unheralded center, will bear watching in the future, es- pecially on the overhead game. The guarding of Crow for the Merchants, and Austin and Gemilere of the As- sociation, was highly commendable. All in all this was an interesting game. Gillette and Feltrop officiated. Transportation vs. C. C. Club In what appeared to be the most thrilling game of the evening, the Country Club nosed out the Transpor- tation Team by the close score of 16 to 21. This game swayed back and forth, featured by brilliant shots and teamwork on the part of both teams, and at no time during the entire 30 minutes was the "game in the bag" for either outfit. At the end of the half period the score stood in favor of the green and white of the Country Club 12 to 5, but {luring the third quarter the Transportation quintet put on a spurt that enabled them to come within one basket of tieing the score. The guard- ing of Davidson and Berning for the Club, and the offensive work of Gilles- pie, Windle and Sweeney for the Transportation Co., showed t'he spec- tators that we have some real basket- ball players on the Island, rivaling the team-work of any college quintet. Fred Clarke, in spite of a recent ill- ness, succeetled in covering the floor in champiouship style. Gillette and Botello officiated Transportation Co. Catalina Country Club vs. Legion. Athletic Association--Bye. Bring the family and enj( clean, free entertainment. game starts at 4 p.m. Prompt -- :o:-- POINTS OF INTEREST OTItER POINTS OF The Catalina Country Club hole golf course; the Chicago ball training field; the "Sky Line operated by the Catalina Motor the Mexican Villages, Greek Buena Vista Park, Hotel St. grounds, all are maintained for .;oyment of the Avalon visitor. the world no trip like this!" PEBBLY BEACH--Location crushing plant operated by th, Co. Barge loading end of from the Renton silver~ zinc mine. Excellent townmte for pleasure resort. Also location Catalina Clay Products industry, Furniture Factory, etc. All clay. including brick, tile and pottery) are manufactured at Beach. THE SUMMIT--A magnif stage ride of three miles from the stage road or by the trail. picturesque ride can be this affords. The stage road i~ a ten per cent grade. This trip daily by auto stage; view of 300 mainland coast line on clear days location of reservoir ior Avalon; twenty-three million gallons. TIfE BLUE CAVERN--At trance to Isthmus bay. The this point is purely volcanic, abound. On the hills may b~ remnants of the lava waves as down the mountain and cooled, they remain to this day, ing to the hot time they once Catalina. GOAT HARBOR--Formerly landing place for wild goat hug the hills and valleys in this aboundedin goats. Here also, first trail across the Island Ranch, and the lumber for the inns erected there weos packed point across the hills on the burros.. EMPIRE--The serpentine ries are located a mile and Here were located the sboriginal Indians, who Catalina. Numerous rocks in lty show how the ancient cured his culinary outfit--from tally known as "soaDstone." MOONSTONE beyond Camp Banning, where agates, water opals arid many of semi-preclous stones are fourr stones make b~autiful souvenirs ll'nd when cut and polished. is one of the points of interest ited by tourists. CATALINA HARBOR--The ting in from the south of and the best harbor on the harbor is nearly a mile in fords perfectly safe weather. It was once a gling operations on the "ITALIAN GARDt fishing point. In the earlier alina the San Pedro fishermen waters here so prolific with fish called it their garden, and came to be known as CATAI, INA BOYS SCHO0 ed at Toyon, 3 miles from Av ideal preparatory school for buildings, picturesque pable instructors. Dr. Keith principal. Buildings estimated 000. LONG POINT--The widest the Island, 7~ miles. The taching to I:/ong Point, asi mentioned ls a cave through the point of rocks feet from its extremity, from GLIDDEN INDIAN cated on the West Terrace. containing many relics of interest, and particularly of Island Indians."Ralph prietor. WHITE'S westerly from Avalon. A beach for bathers and picnic cation of the S. C. I. centration plant. EAGLE'S NEST--On the 11 miles from Avalon, and wild section of the interior. ital place for camping FISHERMAN'S on the eastern side of the forming a perfect shelter for in any kind of a storm. AVALON HILL--In alon from the top of hensive view of the surroundings may be SHIP lies off about two mil,