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PAGE TEN THE CATALINA I Ill I CATALINA SECONDS AND CLOSE-OUTS GREATLY iREDUCED PRICES Daily, except Sunday, July 15-23 1:OO Jo 4:00 p. m. At Pottery Warehouse (only) Pebbly Beach All Sales Cash-No Deliveries AVA L O N By Mihon L. Coffin Doughnuts, Please "Hey, Buddy, two dozen of your choice ones . . ." "'My, these are delicious. Just like my grandnlother used to make." "Gosh, 1 forgot my money. You ten beautiful girls wait right here. Don't run away. I'll be back in a jiffy." Such are the comments of some of the Islanders who crowd around the entrance to Hoover's Bakery nightly, between the hours of I1 p.m. and (?), waiting to buy the delicious doughnuts and other goodies direct from the hot ovens. This famous breadline is grow- ing longer and longer as the summer progresses arid more kids, not exclud- ing the ohter folks, are making it a permanent habit of patronizing this attraction that satisfes, after the Ca- sino dance is over. It's a treat that always climaxes a perfect evening. Bennett Sings Again No, it's not a vision or dream. It's a fact. Larry Paper informs this scribe that Lee Bennett, the king of the me- lodic low notes, returns to the Garber organization as featured vocalist some time during the said hand's current engagement in San Francisco. Lee has been very ill for many months in a Southern California sanatorium, and has only recently recovered his strength. As Islanders and readers will remember, Lee Bennett made his first big success while singing with Garber's orchestra at the world re- nowned Avalon Casino, several sum- mers ago. That Boy Cravens Young Jack Cravens surprised his many friends at the Casino last Wed- nesday evening by walking across the bandstand platform, facing the micro- phone, looking at the pretty girls, then crooning in a. clear, distinctive voice, three songs, with the accompaniment of Dick Jurgens' orchestra. He sang quite well, in fact, splendidly, receiv- ing a big hand from the enthusiastic audience. It was an occasion that Jack will probably keep in mind for years to come, as it was truly a won- derful and successful venture. Band- leader Jurgens is a regular fellow to give talented persons a chance to dis- play their hidden abilities in this way. Jurgens Band Notes Dick Jurgens pilots one of the fin- est orchestras in the country. His ar- rangements show real technique, and they give theimpression of sparkle and freshness. The Jurgenites offer a variety to rhythm steppers. One moment the band will have the crowd of dancers swaying to the strains of a slow, me- lodic waltz, and the next nmment they will literally "raise the roof" with a swing number, styled from the brass section. Fre~luently, for entertainment of those who like to laugh, as well as to dance, Dick presents side-splitting I I I novelty numbers. Art Aievoli, Ron- nie Klemper, Carl Brandt, and Eddy Howard are the band boys who have triumphed in this field of endeavor. With such a combination of swing, novelties, and sweet, flowing music, Jurgens and his incomparable band have the ability to fulfill the desires of any and all dance gatherings. A full soundin~ orchestra, expertly con- ducted by a young and brilliant maes- tro, proclaimed "Crown Prince of Rhythm, Dick Jurgens". Avalon News Flashes Catalina Island, this sunnner again drew Jimmy Griffin, Tex Harris, and Joe O~Connor to its shores. All three are from the University of California at Los Angeles, and all three are working as peace officers. Mrs. Over- holt, our loveable Island publicity lady is working very hard these days, help- ing to keep Catalina on the map and in the society columns of metropolitan papers. A gentlewoman with a rad- iant smile. Lorraine Magnussen re- ports thatmembers of the Powers Tour spenta delightful day on the lsland July 7th. Miss Magnussen, a native of Minnesota, also stated that the colors of Avalon Town, the water, and hills, are as bright as those dis- played on postcards. A fact not true of all resorts. A little cosmetic is all right, but when a girl tries to rival a wild medicine man, we young men look the other way. They may hide their faces; but, thank heavens, they are, as yet, unable to hide their dis- positions. Before playing any new number over the airlanes, or in the ballroom, Dick Jurgens records the song on his portable recording ma- chine. In this manner, the musicians can correct any errors of arrangement that may be unsatisfactory. Men, take this warning. Be prepared. If the girl you are with refuses to favor the water with her presence, you can be sure she's an "unnatural beauty, with false eye lashes," which in any lang- uage, nleans the same. That's all folks. Thanks for read- ing. This is the last of a series of columns covering a period of several months .this year, 1938. Until we meet again, on the magic Isle of enchant- ment, I say Aloha, bon voyage, and a cheerio to you all. o- California farmers will receive a to- tal of approximately $10,700,000 in ag- ricultural conservation, Sugar Act, and cotton adjustment payments for coop- eration in the farm program, accord- ing to W. B. Parker, State AAA Ex- ecutive Officer. Announcement that '37 payments are being completed as rapidly as possible was made from the California Agricultural Conserva- tion headquarters at Berkeley~ --o--- Attracted to the Kings River wild- erness in the High Sierra a group of "Trail Riders of the Wilderness" have already signed up to take the 14-day saddle and pack trip into California's nrost rugged mountain area beginning August 19, the United States Forest Service announces. Reservations for the trip are available from the Amer- ican Forestry Association, Washing- ton, D. C., and are limited to 25 peo- ple. "O Advertise for what you need in the Catalina Islander. Meet Your Son By Ernest Andrew Rogers National Child Welfare Authority; President, Montezuma School for Boys In the era just past, the prime re- quisite for a boy's successful start in life was an average mentality. A "B" average was quite sutticient. To- day it is different. A boy must be more than just smart to hold his own in the terrific compe- tition for jobs. There are other re- quirements as important as a good brain. He needs, among other things, that plus-quality that makes a pros- pective employer single him out from the many clamoring for a toe-hold on a career. Let me illustrate what I nlean. Joe, a youngster whom I helped to train, finished his college engineering course and spent about three months calling on business men and asking for a chance to work. He was a fine scholar, as were a number of others in his class. His credentials as a trained engineer were excellent. Yet no one offered him a job.He came back to talk things over. "1 want to work for an oil com- pany," he told me, seriously. "I know I can do the work satisfactorily if only 1 get a trial--but so can many of the other fellows. I want you to write a letter for ale." "What shall I say, Joe?" I inquired. "Say everything you honestly can about my character," heanswered. "Most applicants in my line today haxe a handful of college credentials and recommendations, l want some- thing more--a letter of credit----char- acter credit." I found that an easy assignmentl I wrote a letter telling not about his ex- cellent scholastic record, but about his fine moral code, his ability to meet emergencies, his Willingness to cooper- ate and to finish to the best of his ability any job to be done, his knack at getting along with others, and his integrity. O.n the strength of that let- ter, emphasizing character and per- sonality, Joe landed a job; since then he has had several pronlotions. A boy's chances today depend more than ever before on the extent to which he has been trained over and above that ordinary mental training the school and college ordinarily be- stow~ and even more, on his character and personality. Tens of thousands of parents, right now', are dreading the day when their youngsters wilt toss aside their school books and present themselves before some prospective employer, asking for the opportunity to go to work. It is wise for a parent to examine the training his boy is receiving in light of that prospective place in the world he must seek. It is well to determine where it helps him, where it fails. -O "Queen of the Night", one of the night-blooming plants (Cereus Mac- Donaldee) was in blossom in the Carl Johnson gardens last Friday nigbt It was an exceedingly beautiful bloss,~nl. "O" SOME QUERIES Do you like to read the persona/ columns in your local paper? Do you know that most people rath- er enjoy seeing their names in print, even though they may say otherwise ? Do you know that it is an act of courtesy to your guests to have their names in the Catalina paper when they visit Avalon ? The answer to each of these ques- tions is quite apt to be "YES." Then, if you give the Islander the names of your guests, if you give us your own name when going for a va- cation, or to tell us about your trip, then you add to the general interest in your local paper. Try it. You will find us ready to "O Cash in Advance "I pay as I go," says the actor man To the landlady with a soulful glance "No, you don't," was the quick reply. "Fellows likeyou has to pay. in advance." --Florida Times Union. AVALON SCHOOL PLAYGROUND Within the next week the ground will have a Fish Fry, net Roast, for all the Hiking Club. This group Toomay at 10 o'clock on Thursday mornings. Last week the children who their lunches had a surprise pink lemonade and cookies. There have been from fifty present at the 10 ing meetings. As soon as sixty present we will have a Hunt. On Tuesday afternoon Scott, head of the departmenL and Major Supervisor of Summer both of Long Beach, visit, Ion playground. They were interested in the craft surprised at the splendid t children are making. On Thursday evenin~ nmnity Congregational program was given by the church for the educational ational enjoyment of the young Amdy ]3aylor showed some int' fihns of a trip to Mexico beautiful color films take: plane over Catalina Island. showed Winter Sports in This film has a second part v be shown on Thursday eve~. 14, at 7 o'clock. Everyone i 'O' TO OUR COLUMNIST5 That all may have a fair and that there may be room for all local news as well, the editor ask~ all keep their articles within ~e` umn in length--about 500 wordS' Please get your copy in early. wise it may get crowded out. AVALON CHURCH Cat holic--St~. Cat herine'S Rev. M. F. Murphy, Sunday Masses 6:00, 8 12:00 a.m. Week Days, 8:00 a.m. Church School, 9:00 a.m. and Sundays. Christian Science A Branch of The Mother The First Church of Christ in Boston, Massachusetts, day serwce at 11:0t3 a.rn., School at 9:30 a.m. ; ing meetings a,t 8:00. Re~ 607 Crescent avenue, ope~ except Sundays and hc edifice, East Whittley. Subject July 17~Life. Community Rev. John B. Toomay, Corner Metropole avenue an' street, h Sunday "Services--Chute 9:30 a.m.; morning preaching 10:30; evening service 7:00. Services Sunday, July 17: 10:30 a.m.--Preachin Rev. Richard Rose of 7:00 p.m.--Service will be c by Rev. Rose. Services Sunday, July 10:30 a.m.--Communion 7:01) p.m.---"Jcly In The public is cordially tend any or all of these Seventh Day Adventist Sabbath School 9:30 a.m,, class at 2 p.m., Whitney Community Congregational "Now all the publicans were drawing near unto him, amt both the Pharisee scribes nmrnmred, saying, receiveth sinners and eal them."--Luke 15:1-2. 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