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PAGE TEN CUBS' JAZZ ORCHESTRA ON RADIO FRIDAY EVE. (Continned from Page 6, Column 2) of melody wafting through the ener- vating breezes~ "Who left that radio going?" de- manded the owner of Catalina, sus- pecting the instrument had been in op- eration for approximately three solid hours, while he was visiting in the hotel. Investigation showed, however, that the. radio was silent. Tracing the musical strains Mr. Wrigley and his brother stepped to the veranda and flashing on the lights, discovered Rein- deer Bill and his Jolly Melody Makers busily engaged in reeling off "Carolina Mammy" in all its branches. "By golly, boys !" chuckled the gum king, "you've given me the greatest surprise in fifty years. Step in and make yourselves at home." After a few more ditties, intersperc- ed with singing by the vocally skilled members of the orchestra, Killefer led his wards indoors, q-Ie was fearful lest they might ruin their voices in the crisp night air. After hitting 1000 as a host to his players and their followers, Mr. Wrig- ley generously suggested that the musicians visit an establishment in Los Angeles during their trip to the main- land Saturday, and equip themselves with new instruments at his expense. This was done anal[~vhen ~lalm. -- the Cubs returned to Avalon Monday noon, Fri- berg was toting a banjo; He[thcote and Churry carried ukuleles; Miller packed a ponderous guitar; Vogel boasted a nifty violin and Pierce was ~'the proud possessor of a gleaming bar- itone tooter. Twenty sets of sheet music went with the outfit which will be amplified when Adams buys a slide trombone and some one masters the fine Italian art of snare drumming. Thus, in addition to fitting them- selves for ~' pennant- winning campaign on the diamond, the Cubs, while in Avalon, attained considerable profici- ency in the league of jazz. Daily parades by the Cub lead by their syncopators are not unlikely when the ctTrtain goes up in the Nat- ional League on April 15tk aAgstrr?g WIN ANNUAL RACE AROUND CATALINA On Sunday the annual power boat race, around Catalina Island from Los Angeles harbor, for the Catalina Per- petual Challenge trophy, took place. There were four entries: "Mystery," Frank A. and Frank E. Ga~butt; "Defiance," Cecil B. DeMille; "Lucky Strike I," Alvin H. Frank, and "Two Fellows," Joe Fellows. The "Mxstery," 'driven by the Garbutt's, crossed the line first, covering the course (76 miles) in 1 hour and 51 minutes--three minutes less than their record in 1920. Fellows was second, DeMille third and Frank fourth. The total rainfall for the season at Avalon is 2.62 inches. On Monday af- ternoon a "double rainbow" was ob- served from Crescent avenue, out over the ocean. It was a very beautiful color scheme and quite a number of persons stood in the rain without hats so that they could watch the changing colors in the sky. The rain continued all of Monday night, anti showers were falling Tuesday morning. Last season to (late the rainfall was 10.95 inches. AXELSON'S GREAT STORY ABOUT A LUCKY CALIPH (Continued from Page 3, Column 3) "To the point," explained the Vizier, "thinking how I might escape your wrath I set out to sea and was thrown on a wild and f0rbidding coast. I ex- plored the place and found it an island without a blade of grass and so steep between the gullies that the goats in ascending are compelled to travel tan- d era. "No water has been found." "But the goats?" queeried the Cal- iph, with a frown. "l was coming to that," he respond- ed. "They ascend the mountain tops at night and drink from the clouds." "Nothing but rocks, Worshipful," continued the Vizier. "Rocks, rocks, surrounded by salt water and a rain- proof sky. No Grass, no trees, no life, nothing but taxes and it can be bought for three times what it is worth. The purchase price will empty the Upper Story of your treasure house and the Upkeep swallow the rest." "But what can it be used for," asked the Caliph. "Nothing!" was the proud rejoinder. And thus with wailing and gnashing of teeth among the retainers the Cal- iph moved to the island of rocks. He spread the news far and wide that at last he had found surcease from his ills and again smiled as the treasure chests sprung a leak, one by one thru the craving of roadways, the building of palaces, and the expenses of his re- tainers. To top it off a troupe of Trained Performers were brought to the island merely for the chance of getting rid of his Lucre. At last the Caliph was merry amt carefree. Being in such mood, on one occasion he wandered alone among the gullies of his island Mngdom, only to fall into an open spring, which not only soaked his royal robes but damp- ened his ardor in his'pursuit of hap- piness. Water meant life and green things and wealth, and, oh curses, would he have to begin all over again ? Hastening homewards he stubbed his foot on a jutting rock and it glittered. He knew the color and grew sad. And so, as the moss gt'ew on the palace walls and green thin~ in gul- lies and on the mountain ~ides, the nmltitude heard about the marvelous transformation and sought out the place. Each paid his toll. Herds grew and multiplied besides limpid brooks. To the creaking of windlases, metals, base and precious, came to the surface. Even the troupe of Trained Perfor- mers added to the Caliph's woes. When the mob couldn't crowd through the gates the money was thrown over the fence, just for the privilege of con- tributing to a good cause. As for the Vizier, author of the Caliph's grief, he made himself Scarce at the first opportunity. Those who infest the shore on moonlit nights say they have seen him wandering over submarine gardens looking for a place to hide. Some insist he is wear- ing cork boots, but as he has never been seen in the flesh it is surmised that it is just his wrath. Others con- tend that it is only Lady Luck flitting from place to place, ready to make a flip-flop when least expected. Moral-a-Fortune comes to him who isn't looking for it. Catalina will give you the rest of your life. Come to Catalina. :- CUBS' CLOSING DAYS. ARE VERY BUSY ONES By Irving Vaughan Baseball Writer of Chicago Tribune The Cubs came back to their Island retreat Monday and proceeded to pay for the errors of ommission and com- mission committed during the three- day jaunt to the mainland. With blood in his eyes over what some of his hitters and pitchers show- ed him during the exhibition games, Bill Killefer, the boy manager, drove the entire gang through the., stiffest workout of the entire training period and he will continue being a Simon Legree boss during the two remaining clays on the Island. As soon as the good ship Avalon clocked Monday noon Killefer order- ed all hands to appear in uniform at 2 o'clock. Then the fun began. All the men had to try their skill at bat- ting until they were blue in the face and the pitchers who need the work were ordered to bear down all their might. Following the preliminaries that were put on with the idea of evercom- ing the woeful hitting and pitching displayed in the week-end exhibitions, the squad was divided and s~ent thru a seven-inning practice game. When this was finished it was well nigh din- ner time and the athletics were ex- cused with the cheering news that the program might be even more strenous later. All the men are in the best of physical condition so hard work is not going to hurt them. ...... THE CATALINA ISLAI to fall out of line when Wichita Texas, a Cub farm, is reached. During the trip across the Monday morning the old Paciff kicking up considerably, and na~ the athelets folded up with se~ ness. That didn't excuse thena the stiff drill that afternoon h0~ So far this year the cross-ct steamers have docked at Avaloni day. What has become of the when the "steamer couhln't la~ Avalon?" When we used to "three days' mail and three days' all at one grab." Progress, boY, gress ! SPORT NOTES By the Office Boy A second team of the Chicago journeyed to San Bernardino on urday, and on Sunday played the attle team, defeating them by a of 7 to 0. On Saturday, at San Bernardind Seattle team defeated the Chicag~ Yannighans 11 to 5. On the Wilshire (Los Angeles) course Sunday, Johnny Hodge i~j ported to have made a great 0 when the ball struck a seagull, ki] the bird. At Ascot Speedway, Los Sunday, Ralph de Pahna defeated Haugdahl in two straight heats lnatch race. The U. S. C. track team def' Guy Joe Bush, the tall boy from the Pomona College team at the 0l[vtr:; tit: Mississippi, continues to be the favor- scum, Los Angeles, on SaturdaY/|~ . ite among the young hurlers, and Bobto 50. Osborne now is crowding to the front F.' as the result of his showing SundayTwenty-onenations will compettriflq in the game against Seattle at San the 1924 contest for the Davis ~a~ Bernardino. Up to the present the emblem of International tennis suPfo~, : youngster hadn't been given much acy, to be held in September at p~l~ consideration because he appeared to adelph~a. ]~h~ possess nothing except speed, but in ~ L~ the Sabbath game he uncovered a Manager Duffy Lewis of the ~.1['' - five tiq curve ball that surprised even the vet- Lake team on Sunday releasect ~al~~ eran Alexander, who had been in- his rookies. Infielders, Vince Hor~ structed to watch the lad closely. Ernest Hepting, Buzz Cleary, Chvr, unt Ibri~ Hester and Catcher Charlie BI .~. There isn't much chance that Os- __ taI born will be able to stick this year,The Southern California Golf Ch~l but after what he displayed Sunday pionship games are being played~f0, he is sure to be recalled after a sea- week at San Diego, over the (~ son in the minors. Like Bush, he is a Vista course. tall, raw-boned fellow, witfi pleni~ of LO~lr freedom in his nmscles. There is considerable disappointment among the guiding genuises of the team over the work of Ernie Osborne, who has been carried for two years with the expectation that he might settle down. Ernie has enough pitching tricks to baffle a magician, but he has always been wild, and judging by his one weird inning against the Angels last Friday he never will be able to mend his ways, Ernie pitches side-arm and under- hand, and both styles are hard to con- trol. Killefer had an idea that if the big fellow confined himself to an overhand delivery the fault would be remedied, but when Ernie pitches that way he can get nothing on the ball, so his case is somewhat of a problem. President Wiliiam Veeck of the Cubs came over to camp with the gang, and within the next few days probably will begin to cast around for minor league berths in which to plant some of the excess material. A few performers may be dropped in the Coast league and several are certain HELP US GET ALL THE NEWS If you have an item of loe.a.'l ne, personal about some visiting frien.j have entertained at a card party, bit day party, or other soeal functiot~ hear of something of interest any former Avalma resident, call uP: and tell us about it--or send us a card with the names carefully writs If you have some printing you *' done, call up 7-J and our represet~ ttve will call upon you. tel If you have an advertisement, phone it in. PENS PAPER PENCILS ,PADS ENVELOPES News Stand J