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July 14, 1938     The Catalina Islander
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July 14, 1938

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SINGLE COPIES Weekly at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California Avalon's ttewspaper, containing the local news of this wonderful Island Baseball training field for the Chicago "Cubs". Avalon : Year roum, l mecca for tourists and travelers. Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, riding, fishing, hiking, marine gardens. Unexcelled aecommodation~ #VALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALNFORNI'A THURSDAY, JULY 14. 1938 VO, L, XXV NO. ?8 i Catalina Fishing By Capt. Earl A. Wood here--and big fellows, one brought in July 11 pOUnds. Caught by Ed. Beach. Time, 1 hour, in July 12 was Time 2 hours, 387 pounds. sh were not taken from craft, so are ~r the fine trophies to be gler getting the first argest one. The tro- splay in Diffin's store 're a surprise to every and beauty of them. )phy is sure worth not last long, as angler will bring a mar- SOOn now. has been very big catches of rock barracuda, yellow- sea bass are brought in brought in two fine Every day some are caught by Avalon and Mrs. Glassman from the Maimee. i but they landed three harks, one taken with wo of them on feather try again later o11, Ports the best run of fishing barge he has went aboard a short plenty of them. Like the old Catalina fishing to operate. Joe has bait; also the Maimee bait needed for the fat Catalina now. 1 Try Or early morning hs ung, a party fishing boat and trophy some albacore rmming there were seven on ont of the Avalon Fish : Arno and his partner Y men these clays when are being brought in. the Market to sell fly- ~u-ly morning :mglers e reports all the fly- are on hand, being ~()st (laily. a variety of live bait Pier mornings, to get. There is a Yellowtail that comes morning. It is alwavs i see those beautiful fish c, he clear water of Av'a- ova_m,e down on the pier - o clock any morning and T Gossiping Eyes Isthmus Bulletin Ahoy, avast, make fast the sta'sail, and stuff! It's merely your Christian's Hut yeoman attempting to get both feet on the ground after the heavy seas in the Hut and the shock of see- ing professional George Hansen with the new Prussian haircut ! 'Twouldn't be amiss to reeonnnend to George, through the medium of this Column, that a fancy chapeau would be just the thing, and would put an end to the sket)ticism now running rampant as regards the reason for his latest ton- sorial escapade ! Take heed, my he~trties, take heed. Isthnms merry-go-round has been going round and round without bene- fit of the gold-ring! This region has not lacked for amusing incidents and wondrous accounts of daring esca- pades ! ! Wednesday evening of the past week saw the second performance of the regular weekly Guest Talent Show in Christian's Hut. Proprietor, Clark Gable (?). Headlining the show were such seasoned performers as Shorty Bill Bartlett, pantomime artist su- preule; tap and clog (lancers deluxe, the Beeknlan Sisters, with Miss Mary Beckley; a skit of dramatic portent to test the already proven ability of the Hollywood Headliners; a special ren- dition of the Hawaiian version of "Organ Grinder's Swing" by our rep- utable Hawaiian Band, "The Beach Boys", Skeep, Shine, Bill, and John! In the feature spot of the evening's entertainment, was introduced the justly renowne(1 Archer Sisters, Sonia an(1 Jerry. These girls were over- ni~hters at the lsthnms and took the featured spot, wowing the audience with theiv scintillating (lances of Ha- waiian-Tahitian extraction! The girls were on their way to another engage- ment but consented to stay at the Isthmus and contribute their talents, to the delight and contentment of all! Playing to capacity houses with first run pictures, the Samoa Theatre, 'borne of the lstbnms cinema enthusi- asts, (q,ened auspiciously with the Island's first showing of the Warner Bros. classic "Jezebel", starring Bette ])avis, with George Brent, Henry F(mda, Donahl Crisp, and many oth- ers! Second ni:~ht's run featured Ed- ward G. Robinson in "A Slight case of Murder", with Jane Bryan and Willard Parker. Winding up the week's bill of fare in the Isthmus Cin- ema palace (?) was the showing of the Technicolor smash hit, "Gold ls Where You Find It," with Olivia de Haviland, George Brent, Claude Rains, Tim Holt and .John Litel. Isthmus somety was particularly star-studded this week with the Edwin Earles of Pasadena in tow of Mr. Lewis Rowan. The party particularly partaking of the smooth waters of Isthmus for speed-boating! Glimpsed on the run, jumping thither and yon, giving nary a thought to time or place were the Allen Tromblins of Beverly Hills; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Salter off the yacht Arlene; the Franklin Wulfs, prominent socialites of San Francisco and Bay Points; Messrs. Grant Stone (Continued on page 11, col. 1) By H. "Mickey" Ahern Tropical seas--tropical islands; sun- shine, serenity, relaxation. Away from the turmoil of the busy world . . .that feeling we all have of getting back close to Nature. You know, the urge that seasons have which make you want to play tennis or some vigorous, speedy game when the air is snappy. When one walks along a mountain trail of Catalina with a stick cut from yonder scrub oak.. your chest out, eyes sparkling.., pep. But, summer time at Catalina. Cres- cent Avenue... the beauty of the sheltering half-saucered background of Avalon Bay... those beautiful mountains. That up there in the distance. Getting down to Catalina s water-front of Avalon, those wav'ing palms stirring in the gentle breeze .. making a dandy sky-line;the dee*p stretch of sandy beaches. Attractive, shapely, colorfully at- tired in modernistic bathing suits... those girls such as only California is noted to(. The usual college boys with good shoulders tapering down to trim waists which make me instinct- ively look down at that protruding chest of mine which has slipped down in late years fully two feet. The kid- (lies running along the beaches... wading in the Pacific Ocean . . . those bodies out there in the placid waters skinnning through the clear aqua pura like seals, lazily parked on yonder buoy drmns. Mother, Dad--yesterday's spry folk, now gentle, kindly Grandad and Grandma, watching the antics of the moderns, but enjoying every moment and rcnnniscing over such sinfilar hap- . py days of the past. Yep--that fishing boat chugging in out there to the Pleasure tqer with a flag flying proud- ly showing that the swordfish are now running, and the rush of excited folks who w~sh to b/e the audience necessary at the end of the pier to make that fisherman puff out proudly, and the murnmr as the 12-foot, 220-1b. denizen of the deep is hauled up for appraisal. The large, graceful steanlers over there adding their note of content- merit to the enchanting scene as they chorus lazily with that occasional groan of ruiobi,lg against the pier, as a horse scratches his sides along a tree-trunk. Far out on the Pacific can be seen a gallant U.S. warship mov- ing along, seeming to slow down per- "ceptibly as it parallels Avalon to give the gobs and officers, a view of Cata- lina. lt's Vacation Time at Catalina... the sun is warm--folks are happy; activity if you desire . .. laziness and rest if you wish . . . at night the moon coming up full over the imposing Wrigley residence up there surveying the fascinating scene at its feet. Yes, and those picturesque Spanish Trou- badours, with their strunnning guitars, the cornetist; the violins, an(t the Si)anlsh chant of song. Only one Catalina... Romance, Life on a Tropical Isle.. vou feel the atmos- phere.., one is FAR AWAY from the hurdy-gurdy rush of everyday life, Relaxation. A,ad--that remarkable architectural monmnent to that wonderful late Am- erican, Mr. Win. Wrigley Jr.--his dream come true . . the CASINO. The (Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) SummerVacationists By Ahna O verholt Hawaii came to Santa Catalina Is- land this past week-end! From aeroS~ 2300 miles of blue Pacific, brown-skin- ned houris with bright blossoms in their raven tresses, and swaying grass skirts, came to enthrall the South- land's vacationers on their own i,land Paradise with rhythmic dances apd the throb of songs of ancient Hawaii, the :feast of the Luau--roast wild":pig barbecued m banana leaves in a huge pit with yams, dozens of whole cMek- ens and fish, with poi one dipped ~ith one's fingers--prepared by Hawaiians themselves, schooled in the art by their forefathers. Yachting folk an- chored off the Hotel St. Cathemne peering through their binoculars, guests lunching on the terrace overlooking the greensward of the spacious hotel gardens, and sun-tanners relaxing on the sandy strand beneath shade of palms beside blue seas could scarce believe that they were on the right island as they watched the real hulas and listened to the songs of the Hono- lulu Girls' Glee Club, under the lead- ership of Amelia Guerrero. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Carrington and Mr. and Mrs. James V. Baldwin of Beverly Hills, who are vacationing at Santa Catalina, had a table on the St. Catherine terrace. At another table were Mr. and Mrs. M. Rossini and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Staats of Beverly Hills. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Rohl, whose palatial new black-hulled schooner yacht Vega isanchored off the Hotel St. Catherine, entertained their yacfitmg guests, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Staub and Mrs. E. J. Krause, at luncheon at the St. Catherine. At the Catalina lsthmus Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lacey, who, by the way, are honeymooning on their yacht Knuipu, were hosts with Victor and Cyril McLaglen at a real Hawaiian Luau, complimenting Mr. and Mrs. John Ford on their we(tding anniver- sary. Everyone at the Isthmus was in- vited to participate in the feasting and the cuttn~g of the anniversary cake. The two pigs for the Luau were shot in a wild boar hunt in the interior of Catalina lsland the clay previous by Mr. Lacey, the MeI,aglen brothers, and Art La Shelle. Back from a visit to their rancho "Tecolote" at Santa Barbara, the Sils- by Spaldings are again at the Cata- lina lsthmus aboard their yacht, the Ramona. 13eborah Spahling, their vi- vacious sub-deb daughter, is entertain- ing as her yachting guests, Jacqueline Fry, the British Junior Tennis cham- pion, Margaret .\lanahan of Detroit, and Laura Forsyth and Lyn Chris Himes of Santa Barbara. Each after- noon sees the quintet on the Isthmus temfis courts, or horseback H:tlng over the island hills. Mrs. Donahl Ayres and chihlren, Patsy Lou and Donald, Jr., are at the Catalina Isthnms for the sunlmer aboard their trim mahogany-hulled racing sloop, the Branta. Mr. Ayres joins the family over the week-ends. The Nesbit Kempers are also anchor- ed at the Isthmus, on board their love- ly yacht, the Area(ilia. The McNabb twins, James and John, and theirwives are at Santa Catalina Island, dividing their time (Continued on page 11, col. 4)