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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA Published Every Thursday ~t WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON - CALIFORNIA EI~NEST WlNDLE'- Editor a~d Owner CHAS. H. SMITH - - Associit,e Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (lis a~hanc~,), Three Years .......................... iel~ Dollars ~_(~ly When Paid inAdvance) .. One Y~r ..~....:.. .... ...,_~.. Two Domu'u Six Mon~ ...~-.--~:-.~--.. One Dollar Three Months ....................... ,... Pift9 Cents ~p.ies ........................ Fiv~ Cent, ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising $0c per Inch, Each Insertion. 500 Inches During a P6riod o[ Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. -- leniber7 ~'o0"dyard Associates--;--- Entered as Sec0nd-Class Matter March 31, 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif., under the Act of March 3, 1897. The I re en '~-,,, ~--Ether was .first used for medical purposes, 1842. _~ 31--U. S. and Japan signed Com. Perry'sTreaty, 1854. APRIL ~_ l--The qreat coal minem" strike beqan. 1922. .,~ INTERESTING UNDERTAKING \Ve note from the daily press that a group of scientific members of the Los Angeles Museum is on April Ist to launch a five-year archeological, biological and botanical survey of the Channel Islands, commencing with San ,Clemente. the U. S. Navy's 31,500-acre offshore base, for which the Navy has granted permission. In the party are two gentlemen well known in Avhlon, who were formerly connected with the local high school. They are Don Meadows and M. B. Dunkle. Dr. Adams Comstoek of the Museum, is in command, with Arthur Woodward, Theo Reddick, Jack yon Blocker Lloyd Martin, Dr. Willis P. Popenoe and Roy L. Brown---the latter being the cook. ------o-- An organization in California is urg- ing that California offer a bonus of 20 per cent per ounce for all gold mined in California, because of the in- fluence it would have in the investment of new capital in the state. ~O~ California's wild flowers, both on mainland and islands, are now making beautiful displays. Try a little Adler for your wants. ~AfiT~".RN VISITOR MAKES Appretleudeo wllne wearmg a ring alxegco [o nave ueen ~tOlell, a nlall g~vmg me name ot Glenn Russell ot ~mcago, aged ~, nnally admitted on 2uesuay that he had committed sev- eral house burglaries re.Avalon durmg tt~e past two weeks.. Russell signed 'a confession, when he was controrRed .by evidence that had been collected'by Chief Of Police Don ,. Alger and pohce officers George ~irk and F. C, Penny'. Rusffell also con~es~ed to)liav{ng burglarized two apartment houses in Los.:,Kngeles be- tore coming to Avalon' three weeks ago. In a preliminary examination held Wednesday, Russell asserted that he had pawned a number of the Stolen a4rticles while~on a irecent visit to Los Angeles. After the examination before Justice of the Peace E. Windle/the defendant was bound over to the Superior Court to answer to a charge of burglary. Bail was fixed at $~2500. Russell was taken to Los Angeles Wednesday by Constable L. Moricich, to await his trial in the Superior Court. -------o-------~ BASEBALL BATS Daily press reports intimate that the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees may exchange'training fields next year--the Yankees coming to Santa Catalina Island and the Cubs going to St. Petersburg Florida. Both would be strangers in new qiaarters. Would that help them in training? The Chicago Cubs started out very well the day following their arrival in Los Angeles. On Friday, St. Patrick's Day they drove -the Chicago White Sex out of Wrigley Field t~ the tune f 10'to 2. As Teddy Roosevelt would say : ','Bully!" : , ; ( :'* * i*, .i The Chicago Cubs were given a fine farewell last Tlmrsday afternooi~ as they boarded the S. S. Avalon on the way to Los Angeles to take up their inter-club practice ganles. The wharf was crowded with people, baggage and freight. Finally, the last "goodbyes" were said, the trunks and. baggage iflh~ed abOar(u ttie gangw~ly l'6Weredr:~- arm the U-ubs were :aw~y~all.'Av~loh hopes for irt0ther National", League .... pdnhafft' 'an~" :nil/~yb'e-2t0 win , :tliv W'o'rid Scrie's: ' .......... " Dave Harris says that the Chicago Cubs are now the best baseball club that he has ever seen--and he says that he has taken a good look at 45 of them. * $ Are the Chicago Cubs out for blood ? Look at 'era! Putting those two kids (?) Root and Jack Russell up against the Pittsburgh Pirates! Why, some- body had to bleed. So it was the sooty crowd from Pittsburgh--9 to 6. Next ! Manager Dick Scollin of the Hotel St. Catherine, gave the Chicago Cubs and their friends a fine farewell din- ner on Wednesday evening of last Strolling 'Round Avalon No=an Wall Direct from the Avenida La Cres- centa : Many old-timers wonder what kind of wometl the young fellows are going to have when this modern generation grows up. Girls today lead a differ- ent and freer life than their sisters of the past generations. It's a much sim- pler life, too, not hedged about by so many rules and restrictions and tradi- tions. Is it possible that when they become older and settle down they will fall into the Professors' four categor- ies ? I'm more inclined to think they'll knock that list sky high. They'll all have a touch of the mas- culine as the result of their craze for sports. They'll all have a touch of the worldly, because they've been fed on the depression and have been brought up on dollars They will have to be more or less brazen-faced to beguile a young man inter marriage, because the modern young man 'seems to be quite a dumb-bell. And the maternal in- stinct is not going to die out. And, speaking of youth, I would like to imbed in the minds of the young man of today, who range at the age of 12, 16 or over, that nearly all boys are predatory, and have not yet acquired the balance between right and wrong That's why I say a young man is quite a dumb-bell. There are things going on here that are not up to the standard of the youngsters that I thought were ace high. We have a Scout troop, which builds good citizens, and someone should promote a boys' club, where the young mind can be trained touse- fuhtess. The athlete is always a gen- tleman and seldont a crintinal. This, however, is a good thing for every parent to remember, and have an un- derstanding with their chihtren. Uncle Norman's Notebook We are about to enter into another month--April. This fourth month was called Ooster, or Easter, month by the Anglo-Saxons, and Grass month by the Dutch. All Fools Day comes the first of April, when it is customary to play tricks on one's friends. In Scotland, the victim is called a "Gowk" (Cuc- koo), in France "un poisson d'Avril (an April fish). The custom is of un- known antiquity. After this colmnn stated that the first great orchestra this season would be Kay Kyser, it has been asked who the second would be. From the infor- mation received,-it will be our very good friend, Jan Garber. "Zizz" Black, the proprietor of the local "Top Deck", last week held the position as M. C. at the Los Angeles Paramount Theater, and they report that he was very good. Danny Downing and Mrs. Downing have departed to continue their theat- rical career. They will appear at the Los Angeles Orpheum Theater in the near future. Mrs. Downing is a very clever (lancer and known as Sharon Lee. Danny wilt be a singer and M.C. of stage and radio. It is also stated , week. If there was anybody there that did not get a good dinner and have a jolly time, certainly it was not that Avalon will see them in a pro- the fault of Dick or Dickson. fessional capacity The Pittsburgh boys put up a stiffer Oh where, Oh where is the Banyan game against the Chicago Cubs Sun- Tree? Oh where, O,h where has it day afternoon--but the final score, 7 gone? That's the verbena question to 5, in favor of the Catalina Islaml asked at the Airport. Walter Seiler favorites, indicates that Pitcher Car-and Jack Hill have scoured the near- nett stood up pretty well against by hills with their keen scrutinous ob- Blanton, Sewell and Swift of the Pitts- servation. But the tree or bush, is burgh pitching staff, there and will be found eventually. Roger Pryor, one of last summer's bands of the Island, was slated for a come-back, but broke up his orchestra temporarily after completing a week at a Chicago Theater. He returned to California with his wife, the motion picture star Ann Sothern. His band will again be organized in the late summer. The two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Sher- man Smith are expert cooks. Their skill to concoct a delicious meal is an art all their own. Adios, amigos. , lit * In the game with the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, the Cubs, aided by pluck, the breaks, skill or Santa Cata- lina Island Imp, captured the game by a score of 9 to 4. Hello, you Cubs! Wet you mean, lettin' them Pirates wallop youse on Tuesday 9 to 4. Wake up, Santa Cat- alina Island folks is watchin' yuh! o- Summer, Winter, Svring or Fall, Catalina's best of all. Sportland By" Bu-~ With Leo Tracy pounding the maples to and 503, the fast gang won a clean victory Speedboat crew :in the Bowling League last week. After losing the 6 and 13 pins, with a big 850 count ,m break even with Abe s boys. Avalon Barbers upset Club five two games Jimmy McCarthy for the winners. Art Hodgson and Ha turned in counts of 34o help the Arcade Barbers game from the Catalina quintet. The Acme Cafe boys form, going well over the whitewash the Best The :lea a-I a4i,n~ lost two a d't fals Plumbers. Johnny ( gun of the match, wi In the class B league, Beverage quintet won tn over the Security Bafikers. Market Jrs. were given a the Alley crew.. '..' l-lull, The Sportland-Martm *% a match was postponed urltl~ date. Those who were fortt to be in the grand night saw some of th that has been done on t the installation of tile d Humphries paired the Red Crown National ( and turned in games of the two games of a four and then finished wit4a which is ten- ~inning in guage. These doubles ar with the Brunswick- 3a ^lie" ~)w Co., and The za , some 450 prizes, with e~ an equal .chance to win.' Some fine pairings ranged forSunday nigh] 7 o'clock :, ----(, AVAL-'ON BO~ SOU "II'~e weekly meeting was opened with the th~ ing ceremonies at the Be in the canyon, Where their different meetings -tests ', Nine Scouts were P~2ese officials and two visitors, Art Stevens. Those boys who (lid uniforms 'on were and get' them. Dues were collected bake was planned for week at Pebbly Beach. The meeting was then ,: usual manner,,, The meeting for MonC 20, was in the form of at Pebbly Beach, at teresting' games were was had by all. Thirteen Scouts we two officials and two to becoming Scouts. A camping trip ~s P following week-end ~:, We will leave from ~: house at noon Satur a.y The meeting and ~J~ brought to a close vlt Oath and Benediction. ^. Harold Warne" Mrs. John Scully and Lucia Page been spending a few celia Pendleton and Scully and Lucia are sist~ Hazel Page Everett, and tending to their prop( here, the ntanagement been in the capable ha~ for the past three years- Lester B. Clark of Lo torney Cope of Los Mary Leary of Avalon, noon boat Saturday.