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i>7 / ' :"' :U~ ~ ' i~ ~ :" ~ :"'7, > e PAGE TWELVE THE CATALINA ISLANDER Catalina Hospital Installs New Chief Engineer Dies On S. S. Catalina: Vessel In Port Avalon residents will be proud of tile newly renovated, efficiently staffed Catalina hospital. The Drs. Braslow havo done wonders in making this in- stitution oue.m be proud of" anywhere, and one to give a feeling of confidence, because of the complete and most up- to-the-minute equipment available. The entire hospital has been remodeled and repainted, with emphasis being put on the most efficient arranging of the different sections. The waiting room is painted in bright and cheerful colors, [:lags went to half-mast on the Wil- nfington Transportation ('o. vessels Monday for its senior engineer Otto Eric Lund, 56, who died suddenly of a heart attack while lie was in the en- gine room of the S. S. C~atalina, re- conditioning the vessel for its first run of the conling summer season. The funeral services will be held Thursday (today) from the Halverson Mortuary, 576 Wt Sixth St San Pedro. Except for his late War service with the U. S. Maritime Comnfission and and does not have the depressing ef- tile War Shipping Commission, "Chief" feet sometimes noticed in such r~oms. Lund had been in the employ of the Just off the waiting room, in what was"~ompany tor more than a quarter of formerly the dental clinic, are to be a"N~entu.ry. It was e.smnated that he found the different heat lamps and had made more than ten. thousand | the new diathermy machine, very effi- cross-channel trips during Ins term of cient in the treatment of deep-seated service. Not once had his engines muscle aihnents. The very latest in correct heart function analysis is assured by the electro-cardiograph, which, in its early development, was a rather large and bulky device, and now resembles out- wardly a medium sized portable radio. Tile operation of this machine is quite complicated, but the result of a test by this machine in the hands of an ex- perienced operator is quite conclusive and almost infallible. It is invaluable in cases where there are no heart sounds to indicate an abnormal condition through the better-known symbol of the medical profession, the stethoscope. An attachment to the electro-cardio- graph pernfits the taking also of a basal metabolism test. A complete laboratory service in the hands of skilled technicians is another innovation offered at the hospital, and is obviously very helpful in the diag- nosis of many aihnents. A giant X-ray machine occul,ies most of the space in the very com- plete X-ray room: It is one of the newest of its kind, and can take photos ~[rom ahnost any angle. A complete and modern X-ray laboratory is a must in case of fractures, etc. All the oht and out-moded beds and mattresses have been replaced by late- model hospital beds and full length comforlable mattresses of regulation size. The beds of course are adjust- able. The Drs. Braslow are justifiably proud of their new operating- room. A cold and efficient bright light is furn- ished by a b:~tery of fluorescent lights focussed directly upon lhe operatin * table and supplemented hy an aircooled surgical light which hears di~'ectly on the operat{xc area and can be re notely controlled hy a nnrse s(,vt,ra] feet away at the surgeon's direction, Every con- ceivable surgical instrument is ready failed to bring tile vessels into port on schedule. That he was highly respected by his fellow employes is evidenced by the fact that there never had been any dissension in his depart- ment and that during his term of service he had been engineer on all of the cross channel passenger steam- ers operated by the Wilmington Com- pany. Genial, courteous, friendly, it can be said of him, tie was efficient in his work. thoughtful and considerate of others--- "a man's man among nlen". To mourn his death there will be many. Flags were also flown at half staff on the general offices of the Santa Catalina Is/and Company at Av- alon. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent to the mainland Wednesday by Avalon friends of the bereaved fam- ily. Otto Eric Lund is survived by his widow and two daughters who reside at 1036 S. Cabrillo avenue, San Pedro. .0 VISITS ISLAND Mrs. Bessie Payne of Pasadena was a weekend visitor at Avalon. Mrs. Payne worked as a linotype operator at the Catalina Islander during the Slltilltle,r nlonths several years ago. and close at hand, and to llle layman's ('yes is a rather awesome collection. There are now fixe graduate nurses on duty at the Catalina Hospital, as- suring the prospective patient the most constant attention, which coupled with the medical skill of both (ex-L,t. Cbl.) I)r. l,awrence Braslow and Dr. Edith- mac graslow, combine to gixe Avalon a hospital c.mparat)le to any of its si:,c. ~r lar>cr. The Catalina Hospital dcscr e,s ll~c sllpport of all residents ,~f S,mta Catalina Island. ~tl~j~I~[f~r~F~i~i~[~r~l~l~i~ii~i~iij~i~iIi~i~iii~i~fi~ii~i~it~i~1~i~i~i~E~ii~lE~i~RE~i~I~i~ii~I~i~I~I~Ii~i~i~ii~I~i~ii~[~l~i~I~]~ 2 4 UNIT INCOMES N $8,500.00 cash will handle $5,000.00 cash will handle BALANCE PAYABLE ---- 1% PER MONTH E. B. SHARPLES LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER == MRS. C. E. SULLIVAN DIES IN LOS ANGELES Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. C. b2 Sullivan, who passed away at her home in Los Angele~ after an illness of several months. Mrs. Sul- livan was the wife of Avalon's former Fire Chief. The interment was at For- est Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles. Mrs. Sullivan is surxived by her son, Louis and a daughter, Mrs. Tremble of Los Angeles. Also by her sister, Mrs. Zena Wade of Avalon. A THURSDAY, MA The average production of the United States is about 45 bushels. Paying for radios and home ances on ,Security-way bank terms has many advantages. lect all the items you need, modest down payment to your then pay one small amount to your convenient branch of First National Bank. Tile loan low---Only $6 per. $1130 per unpaid ~balance. Flowers Styled In The Island Manner FLOWER SHOP Crescent At Pebbly Beach Road AVALON, CALIFORNIA Phone 458 BE q ALTMAN "ROCKY" pECg TOWELS AND WASH CLOTHS nds funny doesn't it? We have had so few towels tattl wash cloths recently that we didn't even advertise wht# we did get a few. However we have just received allotm from several wholesalers and manufacturers and now hs enough stock to advertise the fact. Get yours to P PHONE 173 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING OFF ICE : 419 CRESCENT AVE. MEZZANINE CARVER APTS. HOME: P.O. BOX 1233 325CATALINA AVE. - AVALON PH. 236 343 CATALINA AVE."