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January 13, 1944

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SINGLE COPIES Published weekly at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California. Avalon's official newspaper, containing the local news of this wonderful Island WOrld. Baseball training field for the Chicago "Cubs". qP Avalon: Year round mecca for tourists and travelers Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, riding, fishing hik~rine-gardens. U.nexcelled accommodations. VE CENTS AVALON. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA THURSDAY. JANUARY 13. 1944 VOLUME XXX! NO. 3 BOND QUOTA AT $,50,0110 , meeting of the Avalon VVar -~ held last Monday ans were completed for the Loan Bond Drive. 4or the drive is "Buy $100 Bond." The quota for of $50,000, will not be hard to we make every effort to buy tra bond. It is a meer "drop since ",he quota set for "~ California is $436,(X)0,000. J. Laurin, chairman of the committee says that greater sis will be placed in this drive to indb,iduals. Through the various commtmity organ- and the school children, the plans to personally solicit mcorn'e-earning individual and at least one extra Bond dur- drive. national goal of the Fourth Drive is 14 billion dollars, five and'.one-half billion is ~ased directly from individuals, - amount being one-half dollars more than in the Third !n Drive. to be offered will be: and G Bonds. Series C 2n/~ per cen'. Bonds, ,er cent Certificates. ~ON TO VICTO~IY omI'UTY TO BE ,HERE But It's 'True A LETTER FROM SID ZELDIN SILVER SPURS THE CLEARING HOUSE By Eva Chandler Sgt. Bob White arrived from Lar-- edo, Texas, December 19 to spend: several days at Black Jack Ranch with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Jack: White. Sirs. White and Bob left December 23 to spend Christmas with, Bob's brother George and his wife. in San Francisco. Confing back to~ Los Angeles the day after Christmas they picked up Mr. White and drove down to the border :o visit Mr White's mother. On their return 13ol). left Los Angeles fc~r Tampa, Florida to finish h.is training He had been taking the gunnery c-nrse in Laredo. At Christmas time the Carter fan> fly had a letter from Johnny Botell) from N. Africa. Johnny is in ~he Mechanical Repair end of this man's army--and he doesn't think North Africa is Santa Catalina Island. " The Christmas leave cominv Io Har- old Warner was too short for him tc~ make the round trip from New York to Avalon, with anv time here. FI'c has finished his schooling and is mwv in the diver's pool waiting to be called ~o active duty. He has been promised the first call to. the west coast, which will make it possible for him to visit his parents later I ask- ed Mr. Warner i;f the cold was nor intense in the waters there. He said February 7th to the 12th in-Tiae following letter received re- Eva Chandler that there was a continuous flow ~f a Depty of Internal Revenue cently by A. LI Laurance states thatPaiientlv Old Rambler lifted his big fresh warm air pumped to the diver. m Avalon to assist local resi- Sid Zeldinis gettingaround in thefront hoof, planting it solidly on the The system is so regulated that' the re.m the filing of 19'-14 incomearmy: beaten earth .of the Pony Ring. Slow diver has air at an evcn temperalnre turns. He will maintain an Oklahoma City, Ok!a.motion in progress. A beatific smile at all times. There is an excellent the City Hall with hours December'12, 1943slowly spread over the face of a article, "Dare-Devils of the Deep" in a. m. to 5:00 p.m. Dear Arch: little boy. Little lotmny Garcia was the February issue of Popular Met.h- ------------------ tasting the joy of'his first horseback anics about this school Harohl a% Received your letter yesterday, also ride. The sight of such pure un- tended. If yon can't buy an issne. ANs INVITED TO heard from nay brother Benie. said he ~I~) BROADCAST Man will drop over to see you first chance adulterated happiness is a rare thing in ask Mr. Warner to see his. You he gets. this world today--a sight worth stop- can't carry it away, but he w'ill show ping to watch, it to you--as he carries it on the- Sunday evening the ; j" - Well Arch I will now try and tell "I wish we had a picture of that," frontseat of the taxi. ram.mg Statien at Avalon goesyou as nmch as I possibly can about said one grown-up. * * * aaw from the CasinoTheatre ;nv army life. I am an aerial photo-"For his grandmother," added If there are sight-seeing buses irr urn, broadcast "We Delivm grapher--that is I've been one for uus. ' p bout two years. Last summer was another. North Africa, Walter Knight should "Wouldn'tshe love it!" exclaimed be transferred ,from the ordnance de- ttCwJhans of Avalon are invited in Alaska doing mapping work at a third, partment to his old job of singing to ~,u the broadcast. The pro- ues on the mr 20,000 feet in a Locnheed Hudson, also The little boy who always ImtS hisentertain the tourists. In this case he se attending mn~tt 9;0~inPthnlir worked in Canada on the Ulcan high- finger on the crucial spot stopped to is one of the tourists, is doing his r .8:45. The statmn band, un-way. In the fall we ',~ent to the add his two cents worth,--~Squinting share towards making travel comfor- west coast of South America, return-, at us he observed, "She'd say, able for his fellow tourists, the 13. S refection of Lt Roberts, is on ing in a few nlonths to Washington, 'Where's Johnny ?' " Soldiers. !r the musical portion of theD.C. I then left with a Colonel on "That's all grin," he added in explan- l, as well as sol'oists from the * * * t the U. S. M. S. Then therea secret mission to China. It wasation. Thanks to a light shower Which ~s a true experience told of one then that I had some real excitemen' May our country continue to be theheld np an horseback ride Monday merehant seamen who has re- flying ~o Brazil, then across theland of smiling children! afternoon, I had a most enjoyable ~o tell the story. "It's a fine Southern Atlantic to Africa, thru the See you Saturday! visit with Jimmy Chellberg, who, oee you there, heart of Africa, then Arabia to India o. To vmtonv-.-- came in to surprise his parents Sun- and over Burma to China--believe it If you don't trade in Avalon we all day night. The things I learned; -----o~ vo vmro~v,or not we had no guns. It was here lose money, about the Sou'h Sea Islanders. Jim- ROy SCOUT NOTES our airforce shot down fourteen Jap cutta, traveling in dugouts, hiking in ,ny says that one of the greatest the weather, the gcou't night was well at- berg spent one in the home town in The young Marine ed with questions as to and conditions in the has seen consider- on and around Guadal- planes the day we arrived. Leaving China for India we ran into very bad weather. Soon we were running out of gas. It meant one one thing--jump or crash land. We stayed with the ship and landed in a rice paddy--I forgot to mention on this trip we were flying in a B-23. The front wheel broke off, the nose dig- ging up ten feet of dirt. We all got ~out O. K. Natives came from miles around and thonght we were gods, Stun to a very interest- Jimmie emphasized bowing in front of us all the time. m ,'-" ing he received as a From our maps we 4ound out just hel,t~ls,very Troop had been a about where we were in the jungle. v o mm in many a tight spot, Nine days later we arrived. in Cai- heat that was 130 degrees in the shade, then launch, train, steamer and train. We left Calcutta by transport to Agra, which is sonth of Delhi where we picked up an old fortress and in less than four days flying time flew better than half way around the world, home again. Made a color motion picture 16mm, 4800 feet in Kodachrome. You might give some of this dope to the Judge to use in the Islander. Best regards to all Your friend Sid. delicacies the Marines can give the- natives is canned corned beef. Whlr Jimmy, to think ~f it is to gag, but to give a can of it to a native is fo make a ffriend for life. I wondered how a native in loin cloth would open a tin of beef. Very simple, ac- cording to Jimmy. He takes a large razor sharp knife, which is part of his costume, makes one slash and the tin falls in two halves. Jimmy told me of a barbecue he attended while on patrol---Wild pig wrapped in banana leaves and cook- . (Continued on Pave .t;. Col, 2"b '!f