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i PAGE TWO THINKS TWENTY-FOUR- THREAD LINE IS BEST (Continued from Page 1. Column 4) qualified thereby, despite the fact that heavier tackle has undoubtedly been tried. In the matter of broadbills alone, we have five world's records: 355, 363, 422, 463 and 474 pounds, all taken on regulation tackle. It seems to me that the greatest improvement in our tools in recent years is the adoption of the wire cable leader. The weakest point in the past has been the leader, made of straight piano wire. It is a well know fact that a broadbill is inclined to roll and throw his head about. The old leaders got wrapped around his bill. One loop would slip off; kink; draw tight, and--well, that particular fight was all over. The new leaders will not kink, and appear to stand exposure to saR water much bet- ter than did the old kind. Why not let the matter rest with two-skin rods, 66-1b lines, cable lead- ers, and fool-proof reels? Add to these advantages fast, easily-handled lau'nches, and what more can you ask for ? There are undoubtedly many sword- fish that are too big to be taken on rod and reel, and that goes for 39 as well as 24, but the vast majority of those we see weigh under 350 pounds. No reasonable man can claim any real reason for changing the existing regu- lations, nor can I see, as has been claimed in these columns, that the ex- ponents of the heavier lines have won their point. Irrespective of individual opinion or desire, the standard of tac- kle and rules used at Catalina Island will be those adopted by the Tuna Club, and lentil that organization chan- ges its specifications those in use at the present time must be deemed to dominate the field. As far as big tuna are concerned, it is admitted that most of the fish we lose are lost on the first run. It would seem to me that under the conditions prevailing at that moment, viz. : a fast running fish; a disorganized launch and crew; the probability of a bag in the line, a 39-thread line would pop just about as quick as a 24. After a tuna settles down to a straight pull, and starts ~:ircling, a 24 will prove amply adequate. Try and break one on a straight, comparatively short pull. One of the writers favoring the hea- vier tackle cites as an argument the angler who, after losing a number of fish, quit the game, disgusted. That man should never have taken up fish- ing as a pastime. He was not temper- amentally fitted to follow the sport as it is conducted at Catallan. I will cite two experiences of my own, and, in doing so, I very earnestly disclaim any" intent to set myself up as an ideal sportsman, or different from any of the others who follow the game. I lost fifteen marlin swordfish on light tackle before I caught one, and I lost probaly twenty-odd tuna on the same tackle before I qualified. In ev- ery instance, as I look back dispas- sionately on the surrounding circum- stances, the loss was through some mistake, some error of commission or omission, on my part, and in no sense through any inadequacy of the tackle used. The answer is very simply told: I showed a "lack of skill." I am firm- ly convinced that eighty" percent of the defeats suffered are due to the same cause. I have tried herein to express the thoughts that have come to-me, and not to foist my opinions on the other fellow. Fish as you please, but always give the fish a little the best of it, and you will think more highly of your ac- complishments, and a warmer glow of satisfaction will radiate from you. Try it and see if I am not right. RALPH BANDINI. TRAINING FOR TRACK "I wouht advise school boys of tile grammar and preparatory schools to go in for all sports at different sea- sons and to train a great deal in the gynmasium," says Homer Baker, writ- ing of "Training Secrets" in Boys' Life for April. "Of course, it would be inadvisable to train for more than one branch of sport at a time. For in- stance: If a track meet of importance is approaching, drop other sports for a period of six weeks before the sched- uled meet and train carefully for the event which you wish to enter. After the meeL forget about training for a couple of weeks and go in for gym_ nasium or other work. Training for more than one branch of athletics at the same time will not work. ]t is too strenuous and will soon sap the strength of growing boys. "In baseball, football, basketball, swimming, calisthenics, and other ath- letics, you can develop your heart and lungs and the nmscles of your body. When you have matured with a good strong body, it will be time enough to 'specialize'--as our foreign brothers call it. I would not advise any boy to train strenuously for track events until after his seventeenth or eighteenth birthday." The St. Louis Sporting News is on sale at Windle's News Stand. Perhaps you have found someone wearing a Catalina Light Tackle Club button. If so, tell us about it. There are 6000 buttons out in the world--somewhere. We want to keep in touch with the C. L. T. C. members. Thank you. Roofs Repaired Phone Avalon 57 C.C. W.B. MELBOURNE & CULLEN PAINTING, DECORATING PAPERHANGING Metropole Ave. Avalon WILL TRADE FOR AVALON PROPERTY 720 Acres--Covered with Virgin Timber--Dent County, Missouri. Address, C. E. PERRIN Avalon California UNTIL 'SATURDAY, APRIL 5th, we will sell a $3.00 ELECTRIC CURLING IRON for $2.75 ISLAND PHARMACY CO. 417 Crescent Avenue ND Wednesday Evening, April 2 Hobart Bosworth and Bessie Love in a real sea picture of the whaling industry "THE SEA LION" Also "DAY DREAMS" --STRAND-~- Thursday Evening, April 3 With Neal Hart in "THE LURE OF GOLD" A stirring drama of the plains--Also Stan Laurel in "MOTHER'S JOY" ------ST RAN D.~-- Friday Evening, April 4 Noah Beery in a startling western comedy "WHEN LAW CAME TO HADES" There's a thrill and a laugh in every foot of this film. Also two-reel Llyod Comedy0 "HAUNTED SPOOKS" ~STRAN o.---- Saturday Evening, April 5 "BEYOND" With Ethel Clayton. The Theory that the dead come back is strongly illustrated in this picture--Also "FIGHTING BLOOD" No. 6 ------S T R A N D--~-- Sunday Evening, April 6 Clara Kimball Young in "A WIFE'S ROMANCE" Burning passions--moonlight--and the guitar--in the georgous set- tings of Sunny Italy. Also Monte Banks in "PAGING LOVE" and INTERNATIONAL NEWS --~-ST RAN D~-~ Monday Evening, April 7 King Baggot and Claire Adams in "THE DWELLING PLACE OF LIGHT" A girl's struggle for success without Man's aid. Also "A JUNGLE ROMEO" --STRAN~ Tuesday Evening, April 8 Wallace and Noah Beery in "STORMSWEPT" A smashing drama of the sea. Also "YOU'RE NEXT" and INTERNATIONAL NEWS ~STRAND~ Wednesday Evening, April 9 Pola Negri in "GYPSY BLOOD" Irrestible Spanish love, magnetism and fire--an adaptation of the opera "Carmen." Also "THE ELECTRIC HOUSE" ---..--6T R AN O~ PRICES~ZS, 39 and 50 Cents. Children under 12, in First Section 10c. ELEI]TRIGAL SUPPLIES ELECTRIC LIGHT GLOBES STAND LAMPS PORCH LIGHTS CEILING LIGHTS Motors for Sewing Machines We Are Agents for ROYAL ELECTRIC CLEANER THOR WASHING MACHINE ELECTRIC VACUUM CLEANI~R J. M. FLANNIGAN NEW BUNGALETTE BUILDING 607 CRESCENT AVENUE ',THE CATALINA IS COMING Select your PERFUMES and LET WATERS early. AVALON DRUG 405 Crescent Avenue Curios and Souveni O Look for the Sign of The Big Curio H. D. MacRae Co. LYLE PENDEGAST Attorney at 1031 Title Insurance Bu|ldinl Los Angeles Phone, Mmln ERNEST WINDLE Notary LaBel Documents Promptly ff~eonted News Stand, 0pp. Boos Bros. The AVALON Cafe Dan Ostoich, Proprietor 403 CRESCENT AVENUE Good Food, Well Cooked and Neatly Served. Marcel Waving BEAUTY PARLO HOTEL ST. CATHERINE Open All the Year (Sub Loby) Phone for MISS E. DUNMAN Avalon, O. W. COLE Painting, 201 Metropole Avenue Avalon, California Watch i epairing Jewelry of All Kinds Repair~i H. R. WHARTON Hotel St. Catherine Curio Shop Fill EDERICK Attorney at Law |O~1 C.C. Chepmen BufldlnB Broadway at lrJshth Breadws~ 71d~ Los Angeles, Your Wants smoothly attended to at the Atwater Hotel Barber ho Billie Price, Proprietor Sumner Avmue. Avalon, C~lilotslit