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PAGE TEN THE CATALINA FROM BAND PROGRAM Porter's Catalina Marine Band needs no introduction to the music lovers of Southern California. Mr. Porter is the genial young man who plays the--When he takes offhis cap to make a speech, he may re- mind you of "Sunny Jim," who as you know, once made that brilliant testimonial, "Since using your hair restorer my hair is now long and curly." Proving conclusively that all nmsicians do not have "long hair" and wear black ties. There are several reasons why we do not wish to comment upon ~he pleasing personality of Director George Mulford. First, He wears a nice blue uniform, and we all re- spect men in uniforms; secondly, he's the man who stands right up in front and wiggles the "stick." Now any nmn who can face a bunch of big husky men and back and shove them into this corner and that, is not the sort of a man we want to pick a quarrel with. Good evening, Mr. Mulford! We are all pleased to have you direct- ing the band again this year. And the boys that have come to Avalon, year after year, we wel- come you back. There are several new faces that peep out from behind great horns, We greet you, too. This band has the distinction of including two June bridegrooms in its personnel. The opening concert for the sum- me( season of 1924 at Avalon, was played by Porter's Catalina Marine Band, Saturday evening, June 28th, with the usual gratifying success. There are several new faces in the organization. They were all on the "Qui rive." Conductor Mulford had his men well in hand and a satisfying performance was the re- sult. Archie Garner, the new trombone soloist, made his debut at the first concert. He played like a musician --good tone, good style. A strong addition. Harold E. Mitchell, assistant solo cornet, and Clifford F. Ruckle, bas- soon, have both brought their wives to beautiful Avalon for the honey- moon. When either of the two happy couples go by, the residents of the Musicians Quarters say, in a rather low voice: "There goes one of the brides," and there is a slow shake of the head, indicating a realization of the happiness en- joyed by the newly married couple. One optimist said: "This June bride business was the reason the band played so well at its first concert!" Ben Laietsky, the new leader of the dance orchestra, made his first appearance Saturday evening be- fore the dancers of Avalon.. Every- body says: "Good! First-class," etc. That settles it. Ben is solid for the season. C. Addimando played one of his jimmitable solos Sunday evening last. In his hands this difficult in- *strument---the oboe--seems like child's play. He has the rare gift in soloists--he makes the listener feel that he will play the most dif- ficult passages without effort. Tills is art, but it comes only with in- cessant labor and much natural ability. One evening last week the band gave "My Rosary" for an encore. This little gem was played by Win. H. Hamilton, the new solo cornetist. The familiar words seemed almost . spoken by his instrument. F. A. Newman and wife, tourists from Boston, are here for a few days. They have a summer cottage near Portland, Maine. After hav- ing visited many so-called watering places, they both say that Avalon has charms that fascinate one. They think the band is a great at- traction. "More power to 'era." Roe Plimpton was on the program for a song Thursday evening. The audience insisted on a second en- core. Mr. Plimpton is a concert nmsician, both instrumentally and vocally. Good work is his motto. MAN MADE"YOUNG" AT 84 TELLS HOW HE REGAINED VIGOR The baud finished its first week of concerts last Saturday. Manager Porter has all the little detMls worked out, and from now on things will roll on smoothlv--The "Little Poenf' hasn't appeared yet --we trust his muse will manifest-- SOOn. W. H. Hmnilton, the new cornet- ist made his initive appearance as a soloist at Thursday's concert-- After he had played the first few measures of his theme, he had the audience with him--Although a young man, his appearance leads one to believe he is ohl-timer at the game. His future numbers will be heard with interest, and pleas- urn. Fred White is at his old stand, back of the big drum and cymbals. His waist measure hasn't grown ally less, and his enthusiasm for baseball is still at fever heat. He hasn't muffed any of Conductor Mulford's motions, so far, he picks them right off the bat! The Stork's Understanding Soph--Why does a stork stand on one foot ? Fresh--I'll bite, why does he? Soph--If he'd lift the other foot, he'd fall down. "What is your favorite sport?" "Listening to fish stories ! Go ahead !" Stranger (winking)--Can you di- rect me to a good drqg store ? Villager--You're talking to one right now. Barney--Do you know Fat Burns ? Visitor--No, I'm a stranger here[ Barney--Is that so? Put your finger on a hot-dog plate and watch the fat burn. Another remarkable report of being made "yotmg" without a gland opera- lion comes from J. L. Rowell, 84, of Kaw City, Okla. "It has simply been wonderful !" says Mr. Rowell. "My eyesight is clearer and my muscles feel supple. 1 walk with a firm. springy step and now can do a lllan's work. ~ alll en- joying a remarkable re-imigoration and restoration of gland and nerve actiity, and feel as young and vigor- ous as I did at 30. I have found a real 'fountain of youth.' " "~ Mr. Rowell says he "rejuvenated" himself in only ten days by taking the recently discovered korex compound ill tablet form. Many others--young anti old--make similar reports of their ex- perience with this compound in cases or nerve weakness, lost vigor and pre- mature age. In fact, letters praising korex are being received in such vol- ume that it has been made available to all. It is distributed in this terri- tory by the Avalon [)rug Company and tlle Island Pharmacy Company. Any one feeling the need of increased gland activity, vigor and nerve force can now test this sensational new discovery a,t small expense.Just ask for korex, full strength. --+Adv. Tile Bandbox Theatre, on Crescent avenue, appears to be drawing larger audiences. Little Charlote (after watching her aunt preparing dinner)--"What are those things, Aunt Mazie?" Aunt Mazie--"Smnmer squash, dear." Little Charlotte--"Well, whot are the rest of them?" for joyous vacation pleasures Cool restful "vacation days" beckon you to your favorite beach or mountain resort. Rely upon Southern Pacific to aid you in going wherever you want to go. LOW ROUNDTRIP VACATION FARES MAKE SEVERAL RESORTS AVAILABLE TO YOU INSTEAD OF ONLY ONE. For courteous, accurate railrc, ' " tion, communicate with ~~ MancW~" F. S. McGINNIS, ASSISTANT TRAFFIC MANAGER Pacific Electric Building, Los Angeles, California. "UNCLE JOHN" TUNA FOR (Continued from Page 2, while he got hisbreath. we'd start again. And it's aftermath of sundown and the sheen of the eve came. Still we struggled. m. The moon helped a 1( slowly pushed on. ] lighted for John I)aggett, anti gave marveling the while at the courage of the man, slight and unused to such fearful By nine o'clock we had fish under the shelter of "Now. Daggett, let's get hir~ I. But no. As though imb~ fresh zest, that fish started as he had not fought in the seven hours. And Daggett fighting on ; gaining line could. Then I undertook to again, and he came along as far as Pebbly Beach, For we labored with him there, always keeping some 250 feet down. And then it decided along. There was nothing to follow. By this time, 10 Daggett was fighting sheerly mental resoh-e. His hands tered, his back was most paiJ he hung on. And inch by fought that gigantic fish ne~ surface, while I went to port, board, reversed, watching little white line cutting the my searchlight focussed on it. moon blazoned its silver glory us in the here-cahn waterS. have i seen such a battle. Time 11:3(I. Place, off had brought that fish--and it us some fifteen miles. And gay lights of the little city within a mile, did John forth the last strength that be called upon, after more thz~ hours of unremitting fight. "Easy, John," I called, at the hard lunges of the fish. d The tuna was beaten--whiPpe standstill. Another five mioutO I should have had my gaff in it. 1~# It gave a sudden, and restless and was gone. Time: 11:40 p.m. Time of Nine hours and twenty And that. which entitles a niche in the hall of the fame was his only remark: that fish. It deserves its libertY' I salute you, publicly, ,'Uncle Would that more had your courage and your chivalrous se0 OUTDOOR MEN By Lou Klewer Th*ey worship not in man made in cities' dust and smoke, -d Nor listen to the printed wo~ down by ancient folk; They care not for the music got" songs that churchmen sing, at But hie away to running brooks approach of spring. They worship in the God-made in forests tall tahnd green itt And harken to sermons stones and brooks They listen to the sermons and frogs, and bees, And then they say their I a-fishin' 'neath the treeS, eria --Outdoor .~a~, CATALINA SIRENS I I'm here among the bob-hai, Way down on this Magic And--oh ! oh ! oh !--these pers, They sure can shoot a wicke~ _.-/V[ae