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ally "'Western Gulls" natured and quar- most of their offensive hostile attitudes toward attract little attention. AI- the casual observer may walk over to a neighbor ce the other into re- no reason that can Unagined. Indeed, it is not )n for a bird resting on one flock suddenly to go and assail another in(livid- Yards away cm the other aoeK. ~Vior does not result in Ill most cases tile ely moves away a aggressor rarely to a long distance. is driven entirely flock it may be because !lcome visitor fi'om an- 'Ometimes the intended attack with an often- OUs that the bully is driv- retreat himself. these ;emarks refer to or resting. When food is ecially if only a slnall ilable, ahnost all birds in active ill trying One which first gets hohl , even then, some birds ap- much more aggressive than much so that they main- trsuit while most members go back to resting or ~s rather unconmlon for ght to develop over a Particle of food. After it nearly all lmrsuers give se at once. Only rarely Isappointed, wouki-be rob- eat up" the fugitive, pos- that fright will cause the sgorged. rfs, of acquaiutance with Or One reason or anoth- quarreling than fighting, SUrprised the other day -stricken old gull (white swept into view closely young gull (dark body eed the following was :e oht bird was hit and each wi}hin a hundred noticed them first. tried momentarily from the fierce strokes beak being showered for a few seconds the breast to breast, wings thrusting, twisting and one of the holds most gull fight is that by the host prominent wing seemed to get this two or three times ung bird got it firmly. : over partly across l!e dragged ten feet wings beating the Y at the same time. ,In swing his hohl loos- old bird slipped aside as lost his balance. After Or two on the sand the tto the air somehow and dodge the few rushes before he could get the youngster's ela- Ctory, and the tiring due action made hinl willing escape. It to name a reason for erocity. If two men we might ascribe it :o unexpected opposition. us know of iilstances in human bully started ag- ely with the iutention of at the expense of another .which he continued his fury when he found opposing him or s actions. Perhaps the gulls resemble our own to oermit the use of The young gull may rlous when the other re- , Biographical Highlights By Harry D. Diffin Peter Luhetich Peter Lubetich was" born at Suti- vail Brae, Dahnatia, Austria, June 20, 1871, As a young man he came to Sacramento, Calif., to begin work in the restaurant business; in the year 1912 Peter joined forces with Jerry Ilich and conducted a restaurant on Spring Street in Los Angeles, later going along alone in Santa Ana. D~ecelnber, 1897 to 1900, we find him associated with the Banning.Co., in the hotel employ. 1900 to 1919, he was manager of the Catalina Country Club; managed tile Sumner avenue Theatre 1920 to 1925; then Peter was hired by the late Joe Cameron as cashier in his care, and remained with him until 1937. Peter has the distinction of owning the first copy of the "Wireless", the first paper ever printed on Santa Cat- alina Island. He also is an inventor, having a patent on a Tie Pin; he was the organizer of Catalina's "Twenty- I;ivc Year Club". His hobby is the "Sport ot Kings". Peter has many friends, both irl Avalon and Los An- geles. He is now retired and enjoy- ing Catalina's climate. (9 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA CELEBRATING 29TH BIRTHDAY The Scouts are celebrating a birth- day again--the 29th this time--with a message that "Scouting Carries Ou American Ideals"; ideals of service and cooperation, tolerance and religi- ous obligation, and homage to the re- sponsibilities and privileges of partici- pating citizenship. 'It is a welcome portent for the future of American democracy that nlore than a million and a quarter men and boys are now active members of a Movement which, ahhough founded to capitalize on the love all boys have for adventure in the out-of-doors, does not fail to provide practical ways for helping them ful- fill the obligations felt by every gen- uine American. Scouting has succeeded in becoming a part of the American boy's world because it is a program of action plus idealism. So it has a two-fold appeal, demonstrated by its growth in popu- larity each year, in many sections lim- ited only by the lack of leaders or ade- quate funds of extension. Measured in terms of boys who want to be Scouts there is still much room for groWth. Measured in terms of re- sults produced the Boy Scouts of Aln- erica has already paid any debt due the American people for the operating charter granted it by Congress many years ago. . . Ill our own coulmunity now there are men, part of the 8,'40'0,0(X) who have been included in the Scout fam- ily since 1910, who believe ill.tile prin- ciple that "Once a Scout, always a Scout" aud who are doing their best to extend and interpret in practice the concept of civic and moral respon- sibility that came to them in their Scout Troops. For this reason, if for no other, America has every right to bc proud of its Boy Scouts. ------:O ..... "Things That Money Can't Buy" Mrs. G. H. (Salem, Ore.): Vertebrae for cactus spines. Mrs. L. Z. (Centralia, Ill.): A stage for a play on words." Miss D. S. (Louisville, Ky.): A frame for an heirloom. Mrs. M. A. P. (Elizabeth, N. J.): Polish for the President's Cabinet. Miss C. t'. K. (Detroit): A closet for the salad dressing. fused to move out of his way quickly. Of course, it is possible that the old bird was a stranger to the locality and that the youngster was deter- mined to make him move on. It is possible, also, that the youngster felt himself entitled to a choice bit of food taken by the ohler bird. Whatever the reason, there is no denying that the pursuer was fully intent on disab- lin~z or killing the pursued. Bird life no less than human life has its trag- edies. Los Angele Daily Papers .... HERE EVERY DAY THE CATALINA ISLANDER FOR SALE HERE All The Well' Known Best Brands of Cigars and Cigarettes Windle's E. WINDLE, Prop. Your Favorite Smoking or Chewing Tobacco Freshest and Best of CANDIES at All Times i PHONE AVALON 1151 PHONE RICHMOND 6171 AVALON, CALIF. 1719 $o. FLOWE~ ST. Los ANGELES r RAY C. WALL, REPRESENTATIVE OF OVERHOLTZER, Inc. FUNERAL DIRECTOR Cleaning and Pressing S. C. I. Co. 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