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e CE vO . VALON T 0 W N SEN D _VAB]_ET ! Es I RECOVERY PLAN i By v ltou L Coffu News and Humor IT'S IN THE AIR b'ron, Townsend National Weekly of April 12, 1937 Victory is in the air! Dr. Town- send has launched an inspiring In'O- gram. It will arouse Americans to the need of the Townsend Plan--to the need of the enactment of the Gen- eral Welfare Act NOW! The announcement of Dr. Town- send's nation-wide program is not only an inspiration to the supporters ot the "l'ownsend Plan everywhere but it is proof of his ability and foresight as a great leader. America needs to be aroused! Dr. '['ownsend's program ~WIILL arouse America! And it will inspire Town- sendites everywhere to the greatest effort that they ever Imt forth since the Townsend organization was found- ed. Thousands will he stirred into action at Dr. Townsend's great mass meet- ings now scheduled from coast to coast. Dr. Townsend's voice carried by a series of nation-wide radio broadcasts will reach nfillions of Americans and arouse them to the need of the Town- send Plan. Dr. Townsend will call upon Town- send Clubs all over the nation to hold local mass meetings on a given date. While these mass meetings are in session Dr. Townsend will personally ---over a national radio hookup--talk to these gatherings--and stir them in- to action in their respective commun- ities. Later, Dr. Townsend will call Con- gressional District ntass meetings--to be held on a given date--so that he may personally address these district gatherings by radio broadcast. Following these district mass meet- {ngs l)r. Townsend will call a state convention in every state, and, over the radio, talk personally to these state-wide gatherings. While these local district and state n,eet ngs are being held arrangements will be made for the greatest national convention ever held in America--at Washington, D. C. At this great Washington conven- tion, 1)r. Townsend will not oifly ad- dress the Townsend delegates there assembled, but will, at the same time, talk to the nation over the radio. At this Washington convention, mil- lions of petitions that have been sign- ed---and millions of petitions yet to be signed--will be tur.ned over to Dr. Townsend, who, with a nation-wide conu,littee selected at this convention, will call for a conference with Presi- dent Roosevelt---at which time these petitions will be presented to him. This is the program Dr. Townsend has laid out for himself in bringing to the attention of the nation the need for the enactment of the General Welfare Act of 1937. -----------o-----~- Townsend Club Pledge "The Townsend Plan will succeed. I therefore pledge my allegiance to its principles, its founder, Dr. Francis E. Townsend, and to all loyal co-work- ers; and rededicate myself to maintain the democratic spirit and form of gov- ernment in America." ~o---- SO ALL PEOPLE MAY KNOW We will send the Catalina Islander, postpaid, to any address in the United States, for: Three Months .................................... 50 Six Months ...................................... $1.00 One Year ........................................... $2.00 Three Years .................................... $5.00 O" Catalina Island--the place where quietness and repose soothe ragged nerves and renews health and happi- ness. Balmy breezes, sleepy Islanders, and lazy clay dreams! The spring fe- ver has overtaken Avalon and every- one at some time or other is longing to close his eyes and mind to all thoughts except those of ldeasure. Soute, however, are managing to keep their eyes open and minds functioning till the moment comes when Jan Gar- her will play his opening theme song at the beautiful Casino. Again Islanders and visitors were unaafimous in praise of Ital Howard and his four-piece orchestra, during their return engagement at the Hotel St. Catherine over the week-end. A surprise !)arty for Alice Lee Hey- wood was g~ven by Susaan Brooks Friday. Those seen frolicking at the event were Thehna Cameron, Alice \Valsh, Bernice Hantpton, .Mary O'Leary, Blanche Mackey, Katy Kru- ger, Marcia Perkins, Harriet Smith, Mrs. R. Heywood and Mrs. Cameron, and the young lady in whose honor the party was given. Among new Islanders who have made their homes in Avalon during the past few weeks are Louis Gim- del, and Mr. and Mrs. Turtle. Many boys, including Mr. Kuhr.ts, are seen working in, out, and on top of Bud Kuhrts' recently acquired fish- ing boat now anchored in the bay. There is plenty of work for every- body, except for those who have spring fever. The boat wdl make a cruise to the Is.thnms in the near fu- ture to test out its efficiency. Strange things happen to people's names when given foreign pronuncia- tion. Bob Simons, pilot for the \Vil- mington-Ca, tatina Airline, would prob- ably bc astonished if someone called him "Monsieur Simons" (pronounced See-mouns). A new fire protection sprinkler sys- tent has been attached to the exterior walls encircling the central office of the Southern California Telephone Company... If at any time the cen- tral office is emlangered by fire from a neighboring building, the sprinkler can be quickly turned on, thus pre- venting serious consequences. hnagine my surprise upon enc~mnt- ering a lady hiker on the hill over- lo~,king Avalon, singing "There's a Sil- ve; Moon on the Golden Gate". Haxe you noticed what a lovely cou- ple and superb host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley of the St. Cather- ine are ? Through their efficient man- agement the hotel has become a pop- ular rendezvous for prominent people in all walks of life. In the last issue of Avalon Varieties, the writer ~forgot to mention a very interesting event that took place Fri- day afternoon, April 2: A boy ad- mirer of Job,my \Veissmuller, while hiking on a near-by hill, spotted the star at the first hole on the golf links. Without thinking, he gave forth a fierce Tarzan yell that could be heard for quite a distance. Was the boy as,tonished when Johnny returned the call! The boy's name will be giv- en in this column next week. What is a home? A home is a place where mother is (Miss Cop- pock). : A home is a place where argmnents make fights (George Gib- son) . . A home is a place where kids have parties when the folks are away (Phil Conrad... A home is a place where you hang up your hat (Chas. H. Smith) ... A home is a place where you can eat in peace (Dot B.)... A home is a house furnished with love and friendship (Arleen Hall)... A home is a place where sweet person- alities change (Ruth Hansen)... A home is a place where girls make-up (Arlene C.)... A home is a place where people make plans for a teip (Ole Olson)... A home is a place where girls keep their diaries (Geral- dine H.)... A home is another "place where Ben Bernie smokes his cigar... A home is a place where girls give their new clothet a preview (Florence BRIEF SKETCH OF THE TRAVILLA BROTHERS (Continued from rage 1, colunm 3) nia aquatic sports is assured, for no troupe of South Sea kanakas would be capable of a more audacious sub- aqueous strait. "'Winkle is a most precocious little water dog. He was captured by the Travillas from a litter on Seal Rocks, at the lower end of the island, and has been raised as a family pet. He frequents the house at hours when the family arc alone, like a "puppy, and even sits in the chairs. He obeys every commaud of Guy Travilla, and already does s~lne of the dry land tricks of circus seals with the non- chalance of a veteran. He is about a year and a half old. "But these ordinary tricks are mere- ly matters of discipline in Winkie's education. His real work is to be in his own native element, where he will be accompanied by his three human partners--a feat never before attempt- cd, and which, with the deep sea ef- fect which will be produced, promises to furnish one of the weirdest thrills which was ever put across the variety iootlights. "The training will be continued through the winter as the task is one which requires great patience, and Winkle has a lot of growth and knowledge yet to acquire. Just ,tow. in the hot weather, while he is being dieted, he eats only 25 pounds of fish a day. "To glimpse'a sea lion sunning him- self on the doorstep of a cabin, high on the hillside, is a startling sight, bu.t very few wiil be accorded this privi- lege, for Winkie's career coucerns a big world, far beyond the shores of his native island, and a veil of mys- tery is being drawn around his evolu- tion which has kept his presence prac- tically unknown to the population be- low his hilltop." xt xt The brothers were on the Orphemn Circuit for ten years. While the act was l)laying an eng~agement in Berlin, the seat caught pneumonia and died. An ulnterstudy took his place. Ford Travilla passed away in 1925. Jack, the last of the famous brothers, today is reported quite ill in a Los Angeles hospital. -O MONTHLY SUMMARY OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS "The high levels of business activ- ity of February remained practically tmchanged in Southern California (tur- ing March," said W. J. Laurin, man- ager Catalinalsland branch of the Security-First National Bank, quot- ing from the Monthly Summary of Business Conditions just contpleted by the research department of the Bank. "In Los Angeles retail trade proved exceptionally active; volume exceeded that of March a year ago by approx- inaatcly 23 per cent. Tiffs increase in activity was not refl.eeted in some oth- er Southern California cities. Ham- pered spring buying is attributed to the heav'y frost damage to crops and excessively wet weather: "Bank debits intproved in residential cities, including Santa Monica, Pasa- dena, Long Beach, Glendale, San Die- go and Santa Barbara." The Bank's index of Southern Cali- fornia business remains slightly below the 100 or theoretical normal level. Comparison of this measure of local business with indexes for other parts of the country indicates that activity in the Los Angeles area has shown more complete recovery than that in most sections. Residential building activity contin- ued, permits being issued for more than 1,000 new family capacities dur- ing the month--the highest level since September, 1930. Building in outlying districts is noticeably improving. Manufacturing business remained active with steel companies continuing to lead. Rubber companies are pro- B.)... Other suggestions: A place where people sing in the bathtub .... Where good debates are held...-4 place where students try to do their homework... A place where boys throw their clothes around. THE CATALINA ducing about 30 per than at this time last Reports from throughou! Central fornia are optimistic Reports from the lev indicate 'that' crop probably not been bet years. The visible the mountains is 103 pe age. The most optimis Valencia oranges Valley points is against a 5,000-earloa~ fore the freeze.Fo, no evidence of ange trees. WE speciali ry calls tory that portunity t our ability Premier w h o serve folks--that'S Sheet 117 Phone 124 -=o -..~. STEAMER Effective February Lv. Los Angetes (via P. E. Ry.) ( 9:00 10 :" a.ra" Lv. Avalon (via steamer) (via 4:30 p.m. (Wilmington serves the right sailing schedules AIRPLANE St Effective April 15 to Leave Wilmington "9:15 a. m. 10:15 a. m. P. M. $ :00 p. m. 6:00 p.' m. *Saturdays and sundS **8:45 a, m. SundaYS Additional service traffic warrants times of the last afternoon trip Tickets on mington to AvalOn the Wilmington scheduled plane Tickets on reservatiOnS alon to hours before (Wilmington-Catallna the right to change out notice.)