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March 19, 1924

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PAGE EIGHT Start the season right--- Use Ashaway Lines They have given service and satisfaction for ninety- nine years. They are used by anglers everywhere. Look for the ~Swastika Brand Label. Ashaway Line and Twine Mfg. Co. Ashaway, R. I., U.S.A. Eeebl~l~l 1824 THE SAD STORY OF A. T. PACKARD'S LOST HOUR ;I A Scenic Trip Worth While ii From the Heart of Los Angeles through ![ -| Beautiful Pasadena and Altadena ..'i YE ALPINE TAVERN ,I Excellent Accomodatlons at Reasonable Rates .xi Secure Illustrated Folders at Information Bureaus ii |:~ PACIFIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY lJ O. A. SMITH, Passenger Traffic Manager, Los Angeles ~i By W. H. M. It is with much regret that we re- cord one sad occurrence in connection with the stay on the Island of the il- lustrious Chicago press men. One A. T. Packard, of the "Evening Post," had bad a long and memorable career as an early riser, and ahhongh many attempts had been made to wrest his honors from him, success had al- ways shadowed his l)ath. In vain had "l.Tncle Walt" and "An- ============================================================================================================================================================ (ty" tried to break his record o# being ii the first to enter the dining room each Your tour of California Should Include ii morning, for the renowned gentleman 11 wouht be found seated in the lobby, his Visit a to chair in such juxtaposition to the din- i! ing room door that all endeavors to il precede him were useless, and on the :.i opening of the door "the agile Mr. ii l'ackard wouht leap gaily in, ahead of MILE HIGH E all competitors. CLEANING PRESSING To Your Personal Satlsfat Uon The Pressing that Lasts See B. R. SCOTT Tarpon, Tuna, Deep Sea or Ocean Reel The Reel That Made the Taking of Large Game Fish a Real Sport FOR SALE BY H. D. MacRAE COMPANY, AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND TUFTS-LYONS COMPANY, LOS ANGELES B. H. DYAS COMPANY, LOS ANGELES ELLERY ARMS COMPANY, SAN FRANCISCO But alas, pride will have a fall! Just as his boasting had assumed a tone of ahnost haughty arrogance, and a condescending note was to be de- tected when he' sympathized with his less successful fellows, just then did calamity befall him. It happened on a Sabbath morn, one of those perfect days, when, 'as Mr. ]'ackard has so poetically expressed it, "all the glittering gorgeousness was seen hy but one of the sleeping hund- reds." On this particular morning the early riser failed to make his usual prompt appearance. His customary breakfast awaited him in vain; his cof- fee grew cold, and the anxiety caused by his delay had become ahnost un- bearable, before , the mystery was soh'ed. It seemed that Mr. Packard had awakened at his usual hour for rising, but, believing that the dining room did not open until eight on Sunday, had attempted to take another hour's sleep. ]n vain; his long years of early rising had done their work, and sleep was no more. We have not space to recount his efforts to fill in this period. Suffice it to say that never had sixty minutes seemed such an aeon; but, at last, the laggard hands of his watch showing the hour of eight approaching, he has- tened to the dining room. One can only fall back on the time- worn words, "His face was a study," to convey his expression on beholding the door open, and not only open for the entry of early risers, but for the exit of those who, apparently, had al- ready finished their morning meal. Surprise, disbelief, consternation, fol- lowed each other in quick succession on his countenance, as he hastened to his seat, to be greeted with pitying glances from his erstwhile rivals. Inquiries resulted in the information that the dining room bad opened as usual, at seven, anti Mr. Packard is still at a loss to account for his sup- position that the hour, on Sunday morning, had changed. Can it be that "Uncle Walt" and "Andy" had exer- cised some evil influence over him, which caused this to happen ? Perish the thought! But, nevertheless, there is a hint of mystery surrounding the event which might bear investigation, Pechanee it may mean that Mr. Packard's future life will be altered, and instead of emulating the early bird, he will heed the precepts of the modern version of this historic inci- dent, so aptly expressed by the twen- tieth century poet, who adjures his (Continued on Page 9, Column 1) OR ANY OTHER DEALER, OR DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER, vom 92 FULTON STREET, NEW YORK CATALOQUIg NO. lid SlgNT ON RIrQUgST. 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