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PAGE TWO AVALON SCOUTTROOP MAKE GOOD SHOWING (Continued from Page 1, Column 2) until 10 a. m., when they left for the Rose Bowl. There were more than 3000 scouts of Pasadena district assembled to partici- pate in the tournament. During for- mation Avalon Troop flag was carried by John Shields, the American flag by William Daly and the Tuna flag by John Fate. The latter caused much comment among spectators. Enthus- iastic applause greeted the Avalon troop in each event. In the secoml event--Demonstra- tions, signal towers, camping, bugling, drunmfing and first aid--the latter was given by Avalon Troop 1, with Malcolm Renton, Theodore Sierks and ~ohn Shields as demonstrators and effis Cowen and Artlmr Gouhling as patients. Avalon Troop 1 tied for first place with eight other troops for I(X) percent in signalling messages. Avalon Troop 1 was one of three in the Pasadena District Council that had been awarded Harding Streamers. Chief Fieht Executive Tahnand H. Trask announced the order and results of the events through a microphone. A new world's record for wall scaling was made at Saturday's tournament. The greatest number of points went to the South Pasadena troops. The splendid work of Avalon Troop 1 at the tournament was a credit to Assistant Scoutmaster Robison, and the showing made was one of which Catalina may justly be proud. Avalon Scouts who attended the Pasadena tournament were Malcolm Renton, Theodore Sierks, John Shields, William Daly, Arthur Golding, Jef- fis Cowan, John Fate, Truxton Ross, Virgil German, Ralph German, Francis Feltrop; Wolf Cubs (eligible as scouts within month) Edgar Harrison, Burt Scott, Glen Hoover. Mr. and Mrs. David M. Renton at- tended the Pasadena Scout tourna- ment and treated the boys to refresh- ments after the events. MEMORIAL DAY IN AVALON By Mickey Ahern Under the auspices of the American Legion Post of Avalon, and with the general assistance of other good citi- zens, a program was presented at the Greek Amphitheatre on Memorial Day. The program was short, but ex- tremely interesting. Amid the beauti- ful surroundings of the Greek Amphi- theatre, with birds singing a chorous, and clear, sunny skies, the scene was appropriate to the purpose--observance of Memorial Day. Mr. Dunkle, principal of the Avalon schools, was Master of Ceremonies. The program was opened by Mr. Dunkle, who then introduced the Rev. LaRue C. Watson, who presented a fitting invocation. Miss Frances Hewitt's charming voice blended nicely with the sur- roundings and purpose of the gather- ing, rendering an appropriate and ex- ceptionally attractive hymn. Mr. Frank- lin, violinist, and Mr. Hobbs, at the organ played an accompaniment. Mr. Dunkle made a very impressive talk relating to MemorJal Day in gen- eral, and the duty of the living toward honoring the memory of the departed.. Franklin's orchestra rendered a beautiful selection, and then the chair- man introduced the speaker of the day, Mr. John Dawson of Pasadena. This young man (only ~7 years of age) bowed a smiling acknowledgment to the applause which greeted his ad- vent, and with the statement that his speech would embrace "The Constitu- tion of the United States," proceeded to render an oration which has only been duplicated in the writer's pres- ence by the renowned orator, James I-Iamilton Lewis. My efforts are too humble to intel- ligently write a resume of Mr. Daw- son's rendition. However, I can say it was delivered with the zest and capabilities of the born statesman. A well-built young man, good look- ing, with an honest face, made you wonder as he commenced whether it was possible for so young a man to deliver a speech on such an occasion. Would he not hesitate, become con- fused, and stumble along? Anyway, it could be a fair speech only, coming from a youth. All these thoughts crept into your mind; but silently you "pulled" hard for him; hqped he would come through with flying colors, since he was the ideal type of American manhood, and you liked him instantly. To say that these thoughts were chased over the surrounding hillsides in a hurry, after he had spoken but a few sentences, is putting it mildly. Young John Dawson's oratory will al- ways be remembered by the writer as one of the finest ever heard. Father Corcoran closed the exer- cises with an appropriate benediction. TWO SAILINGS DALLY TO CATALINA ISLAND Starting Saturday, June 14th, Cata- lina steamers will go on summer schedule, according to announcement from the traffic department of the Wihnington Transportation Company and Catalina Island Company. Until the new steamship Catalina is ready for service, which is expected to be July 1st, the steamship Avalon will sail from Wihnington at 10 a. m. and the Cabrillo at 5 p. m. The 10 a. m. sailing is daily, and the 5 p. m. sailing daily except Sunday. From the Island to the mainland, the steamship Cabrillo will sail at 8. m. daily, except Sunday, and the steam- ship Avalon at 4 p. m. daily. When the new steamship Catalina is placed in service, she will leave Wilmington for the Island at 10 a. m. and the Avalon will take the 5 p. rn. run. Reservations for summer accommo- dations are coming in to all of the hotels and villas at Avalon at a much faster rate than ever before. A ban- ner season is expected. The Catalina Marine Band, under the leadership of George Mulford, director, and Chas. H. Porter, manager, will rende.r daily con- certs starting June 28th. The band will be held over an extra, week in September for the Elks convention, which takes place September 17th to 20th inclusive. Try, Try, Again "Do you recognize that form of verse I just submitted?" asked the poet. "Yes,'! answered the editor wearily, "it's triolet, with the accent on the 'try.' "--Boston Transcript. SPORT CLOTHES MADE TO ORDER AS WELL AS SUITS FOR DRESS Clothes Do Not Make the Man but they do help him to make good impressions. There is satisfaction in al- ways appearing well dressed. Suits made at City Prices. MARTIN HALL Merchant Tailor Avalon California THE CATALINA Cold Storage Yarns Wife--"What do you want ice on board the boat for?" Husband--"Well, I've got to keep my fish stories cold till we can get back to the Tuna Club." Worms Not Desired Mother--"Get up, Elsie. Remember it's the early bird that gets the worm." Elsie (drowsily)--"Let him have 'era mother. I'm not hungry."--The (N. Y.) Watchman-Examiner. The Complete Angler The novice at trout-fishing ed a very small trout, and it in till it was jammed agam of the rod. Pupil--"What do I do noW? Instructor--"Climb up the stab it."--Dry Goods Help ! Bride (consulting my, that cake is burning take it out for five minutes Jack o' Lantern. FOR THE PAST TWO SEASONS IN CHARGE OF OUR e WILL TAKE CHARGE AGAIN ON Saturday, June 14th THE FINEST DISPLAY AND LARGEST VARIETY OF FRESH, CAREFULLY SELECTED PRODUCI ON THE ISLAND--WILL GREET YOU IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AVALON REAL ESTATE GET IN TOUCH WITH A. L. LAURANCE ~NITH SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CO. AVALON. CALIFOr SOME ON Phomes 61048 Main 1048 PRIVATE IvY H. OVERHOLZER FU N F__RAL 12)I R I -OTOR 958 South Hill St., Cor. Tenth Lady Attendant Los Angele#,