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CATALINA ISLANDER, PAGE THREE NO. 1, AVALON BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA boys of Troop One have just their first year of successful WOrk, and are re-registering for year. naernbers of thetroop feel that :re Very fortunate in having suGh troop committee back of names of Ralph M. Hey- M. Renton, E. P. McMillen, and Hugh Stevenson the success of any movement they are united. njamine Robison, an Eagle aster, will continue as scout- of Avalon troop. He has been Work for nine years, and highest rank attainable in 0y Scouts of America, that of Eagle Scout. Avalon is for- securing hi~ services. As Scoutmasters he has the co- of a couple of capable g~en- George Horne ~ and' Roderic expected that twenty-nine register for work this year, last year there were but Who undertook the work. Week-end of intensive scout- for the boys, and every asked to be at the pleasure sharp next Friday after- INVISIBLE MIRRORS By Science Service Us everywhere are count- ers of hidden mirrors; some to the naked eye, others than our earth, and still are so small as to be ordinarily through high-power micro- All these mirrors become vis- reflected light. In an evenly room, one sees nothing in if this same room is dar- tad a ray of sunlight shines he room, ~t cloud of dust par- visible in the beana of light. particles act as minature and reflect light. moon and the planets are visi- Only when they reflect light orl them from our sun. Selen- e this principle in examination m.ost minute particles and mi- which ordinarily are in- the microscope. Objects on a black background and 1 from the side by a strong sub - "nalcroscopic particles are to be brilliantly lighted dark surface, because they lateral rays of light to the li1 la "-'----- ft~. atalina Islander ever week -t~o . y ", ~ti~,ttrnes during the year, is ~ this%X'a.talina Island. The results ~rial b"untirtuous publicity" are of ma- ~s a~tue~t to every merchant, busi- ~ry ,.._ protessional man, as well as ~tN~e~r~er, residing in Avalon. Mr. ~$ the'"~,-a~lan, how many weeks dur- ~,~e~t~ *~ar do you return the comp- PENS PAPER PENCILS PADS ENVELOPES NOTED NEWSPAPER MAN WRITES SLUG "THIRTY" By Ernest Windle Dr. Harry Ellington Brook of Los Angeles, for almost half a century ed- itorial writer and editor of the "Care of the Body," published in the Los Angeles Times, passed away at his home, 2129 Elsinore avenue, Los An- geles, Saturday. Dr. Brook was 75 years of age. He was a well known visitor to Avalon, and each year, with Mrs. Brook, spent a month on the Is- land. A number of his timely letters have been published during the past ten years in the cohunns of the Is- lander. We shall miss him. His smiling face, his genial disposition, his helpful words,, won for him many friends in Avalon. For many years I9r. Brook was edi- tor of the "Mid-\Vinter Number of the Los Angeles Times Magazine." It was some twelve years ago that Dr. Brook assigned the writer of this arti- cle to "write 4000-word Avalon story for the magazine for November 30th." Accidentally, that story was destroyed by fire aml at the last moment a wire- less message was sent to Dr. Brook. "Write it again," came the answer, "and mail it today." And it is the memory of such help- ful encouragement that many of the newspaper fraternity will long retain and cherish fond affection for Harry Ellington Brook. Born in London, England, he came to America in 1877, and to California. In his early journalistic career he owned and edited several small news- papers. In 1886 he became a member of the Times staff, and from that time on he was a regular visitor to Avalon. Much of the early publicity given Cat- alina Island when it was a struggling pleasure resort, was written by Harry E. Brook, J. S. Mathes and Dr Charles Frederick ttolder. "Peace on Earth," one of the most urgent topics before the United States and the whole world at the present time, will be discussed by Rev. LaRue C. Watson at the Conununity (Con- gregational) Church at the regular service" at 10:30 a. m. next Sunday. As the pastor will, 'have to take the afternoon boat in order to be at San Diego Monday, for the opening of the State Congregational Conference, the church service at 7:00 p. m. will be in charge of Mrs. K. F. M. Cleaves, who will conduct a devotional and song service, and render Bible readings in her very interesting and helpful way. TOAST TO LAUGHTER By Flivver Sam Here's to laughter, the sunshine of the soul, the happiness of the heart, the heaven of youth, the echo of in- nocence, the treasure of the hmnble, the wealth of the poor, the bear in the cup of pleasure! Without it humor would be dumb, wit would wither, dimples would disappear and smiles would shrivel. It dispels dejection, banishes the blues and mangles mel- ancholy', for it is the foe of woe, the destroyer of deception, the birth cry of mirth and the swan song of sad- ness. Loquacious Nag They tell of a young married artist in \Vashington Square who has a pre- dilection for talking in his sleep. Sev- eral times recently he mentioned the name "Irene," and his spouse ques- tioned him about it. "Oh, that," said he, thinking fast, "is the name of a horse." Several "days later when he came home he asked his wife the news of the day: "Nothing exciting happened," she said, "except your horse called you up twice."--Shoe Works Journal. ANIMAL STORIES SUGGESTS A BETTER "STORY" Written by children of the primary grade, Avalon public school: SKEEZIX Skeezix is our cat. One day Skeezix followed us down our hill all the way to Mr. Brode's house, and he tried to go to the pic- ture show with us; but we chased him back from the picture show. One night he followed us all the way to the grocery. When we were coming back with John Fate, John said, "Look at that cat!" It was Skeezix. He had come to meet us. Charles Alfred West. April 21st, 1924.. FOUR LITTLE KITTENS Four little kittens live with their mother up in Mrs. Dunkle's atic. When the mother cat is with them she does not want anyone to touch her babies. Agneeta Watson. April 21st, 1924. "CHICO" Once we had a dog. His name was "Chico," and he did all kinds of funny tricks. We gave him some dog biscuits and bones to eat. And then we made a little house for him. He liked to run away, but he always returned the same day. He had a little toy mouse to play with. He used to push it around and run after it. When he grew older he learned how to catch gophers in our back yard. My aunt Sadie is now taking care of him for me at Los Angeles." Clyde Grant. April 28th, 1924. (More to follow next week). Don't forget that next Sunday is "Mother's Day," Sunday, May llth. Write to her or send some token of remembrance. Subscribe now---S2 per year. Editor Catalina Islander: Recently I was the guest of Mr. J. R. Giddings, for several days at Ava- lon. One evening we were up the side of the mountain just below Mr. Wrigley's fine residence, when the sight-seeing bus came along. A group of us was standing there, when the driver made his speech about Mr. Giddings' house. He told how an old bachelor lived there and had been building that house for years, and then his lady love was not satisfied, and wouldn't move into it, and he lived there.alone. We all, in Mr. Gliddings' party had a merry laugh at that story, which sounds romantic. But, why can't the boys tell a better story? Did you know that Mr. Josh- ua R. Gliddings is the grand-nephew of the famous Joshua R. Giddings of anti-slavery time? Congressman from Ohio for twenty years, and the great personal friend of Abraham Lincoln? He was the outstanding man anaong a dozen or so in congress in the anti- slavery agitation and his nameis written large in American history. The grand-nephew, our Mr. Gild- dings, has been the owner of that red- toped house for three years, and his cousin, the grand-daughter of the fa- mous J. R. Giddings, was in our party listening to this false story the boys were telling because they didn't know any better. Why don't you look up the story of Joshua R. Giddings and make a story for your paper? It would be good reading. Furthermore, your Mr. Gliddings came to Pasadena before it was a town, and has ploughed up and down both sides of Colorado street. He is the largest city tax-payer in Pasadena, and owns its only cemetery. For goodness sake, I could make a lot better story than the sight-seeing bus man tells about the owner of the red cupola house. Yours truly, JAMES H. SHAW. Capt. Holbrook Picks This One Dick--I could have bought that pro- perty for a song three years ago. Dolly--And you couldn't sing? Dick--Oh, I could sing, but I could not get the right notes. HELP every member of your family to liberal slices of our bread. It is the best thing in the world for them. Of course they'll eat lots of it. That is to be expected, But don't worry. Give them all they want. Our bread is the most nutritious and greatest muscle-builder they can eat. TRY OUR BRAN HEALTH BREAD Hoover Bakery.. Cash Orocery SUMNER AVENUE ATWATER HOTEL BLDG. CALL UP PHONE 31 FOR YOUR BOTH FRESH AND CURED Also Groceries, Fruits and Vegetables. A Large Variety of Choice Canned and Bottled Goods il6 Catalina Avenue Phone 31 Fi EE DELIVERY