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CATALINA ISLANDER PAGE SEVEN SOCIAL AND PERSONAL Mrs. Munser is occupying her Des- avenue cottage.. Miss Doris Bunnelle has been spend- a few days with her parents. ~r. Henry German, wife and child, ',again taken up their residence in Mr. and Mrs. Newton Leithead of are spending some time in Neva Lynn of Columbus, Ohio, house guest of Miss Thelma th of Beacon street. Mary Williams Club will hold regular meeting on Thursday after- at 2:30, at Foresters Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Opelt and son ~re guests for the week-end of Mr. mother, Mrs. Jane Opelt. Dr. and Mrs. Sharpe and family, hi- they have sold their Avalon cannot stay away, and spent Week-end here. irs. Baker, wife of Dr. Robert V. returned to their Avalon home She has had a rapid recov- from the operation for appendici- she recently underwent. On Thursday of last week Major Mott gave a dinner at the in Los Angeles for Mr. A. of New York City, who one .of the vice-presidents of the Telephone and Telegraph Mr. Griswold came to Los some weeks ago to take lrge of the Southern California tel- ~ne sttuation. Mrs. Griswold is him and they expect to be in during the summer. Of they are coming to Catalina. C. J. Dash of 337 Claressa av- Was hostess to the members of Mah Jongg Club on Sat- afternoon. Service of refresh- was in true Mah Jongg fashion. SCores were .made by Mrs. Bun- e and Dr. Patrick. Those present Mrs. D. M. Renton, Mrs. Charles atrick and guest, Dr. Marcia A. of Los Angeles, Mrs. Clara Mrs. Harry H. Pitts, Mrs. Bunnelle, Mrs. Fred H. Reed, ss Doris 'Bunnelle and Miss Dor- FIahn. The next meeting of the Will take place at the home of ~lara Laurance, Tuesday after- March 18th. ROYALTY DEPARTED The Order of Nobles 15th annual meet has closed, and while in point of numbers it has not been up to the average, other features more than made up the loss in attendance. The one-handed golf tournament, in which the Duke of Portland led, has been the means of his receiving a flattering offer to expose his technique. He has accepted, with the provision that the Marquis of Fresno be included, there- by enabling the golfers to get next to his justly famed "Staneh." Lucky birds, their meal ticket is assured, while the other Nobles are devising new methods of work whichwill not be objectionable to the Slueths. May they succeed, and again honor the Is- land with their presence. The Sultan of Zolo has been admit- ted to the Order of Nobles. As a mark of appreciation for this unex- pected honor, the Sultan has extended the freedom of his premises at the Cub Park. Slowly but surely the No- bles are tightening their grip on all the desirable haunts of gastric enjoyment, from coast tO coast. A few more and their's will be a continued round of pleasure. May the Sultan live long, work less and eat more. AVALON CUB SCOUTS Last Friday evening twenty-four boys of the Avalon Pack of Wolf Cubs went for a weenie roast and campfire meeting to Hamilton Beach, with their Cubmaster, H. Benjamine Robison. The boys enjoyed a splen- did campfire, around which songs, jokes and stories were told. On March 27th the long-promised over-night hike will be taken, if the weather is good. The Wolf Cubs will leave Avalon by boat about noon on Thursday and return Friday evening They will go to Willow Cove, where the Boy Scouts have a clubhouse. The boy~ will sleep in the big room of the clubhouse, where a large fireplace will keep the room nice and warm. The afternoon and early evening will be spent in playing games, followed by campfire, where scout songs will be sung and several stories relative to nature will be told, such as the Star Kingdom, etc. Taps will be sounded at 9 o'clock. Saturday morning a hike will be taken, and in the afternoon more games will be played. The Cubs will take, in addition to three warm blankets, food for three meals (breakfast, dinner and supper.) Eagle Scoutmaster H. B. Robison, HINTS TO INEXPERIENCED TUNA ANGLERS--AND HOW 1 CAUGHT MY FIRST TUNA By Charles G. Conn There is no question but that an- gling for tuna and swordfish requires more patience, skill and actual labor than any other kind of sport angling. Catching tuna and swordfish is sup- posed to be a pastime, but the angler who lands one of these brainy sea fighters will understand that he has been up against one of the greatest problems' of sea angling to be found anywhere. In the earlier days of fishing for tuna and swordfish, an effort was nearly always made to first drag the fish into shallow water near shore be- fore the real fight for the fish began, and I have seen anglers nearly pros- trated with fatigue before that feat had been accomplished. It was seldom that a swordfish or tuna was brought to gaff in those days before a vigorous fight of from six to ten hours, and there have been instances when there has been tuna fighting for longer per- iods, in which the fish was almost al- ways lost. The great secret of successful tuna and swordfish angling is to compel the fish to do most of the fighting. It is simply nonsense for an angler to ex- haust all of his patience and energy in attempting to drag the fish" out of the water, and then not be able to land it after the fish has practically been con- quered. When land hunting we usually chase clown the game and cause it to become exhausted by worry and ex- citement before it is killed or captured. That same wise policy should be pur- sued when angling for tuna or sword- fish. My experience in angling after tuna and swordfish is that it is not good policy to fight the fish vigorously until after it sounds, or dives into deep water. When the fish is first hooked it will make a grand rush to escape from apparent danger. The boatman should then head the boat after the fish, while the angler should carefully pay out and look after his line. After one or more of these rushes the fish will then sound or dive, and remain in deep water for protection. It should be remembered that no species of sport-fish can remain long in very deep water, because of the lack of air and the pressure of the water. For that reason tuna and the swordfish must of necessity come back to the surface either from the snubbing or lifting of the angler, or from want of air. The longer the fish Farnsworth and a boy were in charge of my launch, the "Nevada," but it so happened that Captain Farnsworth was n~t with the launch, and as I was in a hurry the boy and I .started out for the tuna. . '~ The day was very hot, and to be ready for the fight I stripped myself of all clothing except a shirt, trousers and shoes and stockings. As goodluc~ would have it, almost immediately I hooked a tuna, and then things began to happen. The engine of the boat stopped and the boy could not start it, and that accident compelled me tO begin prancing from one side of the boat to the other and then over the deck and cabin house and everywhere else that had a foothold. During the rumpus it became nec- essary to kick off my shoes to keep from failing, as the deck of the boat was rounding and slippery. I did not have time to think what I was doing, and it seemed to me that the tuna was doing all of the thinking, from the way it was acting. After what seemed to me to be aa age of time, Captain Farnsworth came to my rescue in a rowboat, into which I stumbled and we landed the fish. Instead of returning to the "Nevada," where I could get some clothing, Cap- tain Farnsworth rowed me to the plat- form of the Tuna Club, where I land- ed, minus most of my clothing, among a throng of smiling Avalonians. But we got the tuna, and that feat entit- led me to the blue button of the Tuna. Club. Los Angeles, Calif., March 6, 1924. Saturday will be the last day for registrations for voting at the coming municipal election, to be held April 14. Persons desiring to register may do so at the city hall. All voters must be registered since January 1, 1924, in or- der to vote at the municipal election. Nomination petitions for three new candidates for the office of Trustee were filed last week at the city hall. They are J. McMinn, C. W. Carver and J. Albert. Now is the time to put your an- nouncements in the Islander. Born--At the Catalina Hospital, at 10:15 p. m., March 4th, to Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Tompkinson, a daughter, weighing 8~ pounds. The young lady is to be known as Marion. Where to fish, what to fish for and how to write a fishing story is a prob- lem that confronts most anglers. How would you write a fishing story ? "BLUE BIRDS" who has had eight years experience in remains in very deep water the more Boy Scout camps, will be in charge,exhausted it will be after rising to the "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs are . FOUrteen BlueBi~s with their tea- He would be glad to meet any of thesurface, on sale at Windle's News Stand. ~l~e Mrs. George W. 'Greene, took a parents of the boys and explain theTuna and swordfish are surface fish, ~-- ~, o Mount Ada recently, where trip to them, for he is anxious forand could not exist in very deep wa- ~S'-- i~tv~i ..~rigley had kindly extended an every Cub Scout to have a chance toter. The time to fight one of theseADLET RATES--Ten cents per line the ahon for the little folks to goover go. , fish vigorously and to the finish is per issue. Minimum charge, 25 cts. j0yegrunds, which they heartily en- Don t forget the date of the Scout when he rises from a deep d~e. When t~ u, After some pictures were taken Court of Honor, March 18th, at the it first comes to the surface the fish Big Bargains in Baby Clothes, yarns, stamped goods, needles, thread, lace, s~oeY_returned to their club room, told Atwater Hotel.Everybody invited, will swim in small circles while being ribbons and fancy work. Going at -~h;~.s, and played games, one of held by the hook and line. Then is wholesale prices during the removal ire Wh.was called the Blue Bird game, Miss Kate Hamerman of "Ye War- the time to bring it to gaff. At nosale for the next week at the Island a,.-,.,u tdaatehw.Elsie. Clark won first prize fie Shop," paid another visit to Los time during the struggle should theGift Shop. , 8 ~ers _ flhams was second. Mere- Angeles last week. This being leap line be loose. A taunt line is essential LAVENDA is this years Complexion ~e"'-~re-sent~- l were Maxine Carson, year, it was hoped something might to successful angling. Lovely Women,YOU *1,o mar NOW olatla LaV~h, ~d.._g e. Coleman, Lois Harrison, Ruth have come out of the visit, but all in The first tuna I ever caught was the the"Vdvet-Smooth., Retain )'out own txmo-lea| com- plexion; banish wrinkles; tdteshweaty skin: STAY beau. l~f-uundsn Isabell Scott Katherine vain. result of an interesting and ludicrous tlhlt Tnte'(:~l~enofChar-C, omj~,exlou."favodteiaea. *OWtl xv. Irene ,_ lta Gurasich, Ida Williams, experience. A school of tuna was lut/ B at,/Padoa, LaVeada'Reiiato'ertl pon ." T l~e is oub/oue LaVem~,~ exhileratina to rout ddicste l~lsie r,Hver, Margaret Daly and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Chapman re- seen just Off the harbor at Avalon, and sisal TworaoathsCompleyaoaHapoiaess.$1.50ptmpakL ,-earl