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NA ISLANDER , PAGE SEVEN AND PERSONAL Mrs. F. H. Reed are Visit- mainland for a few days. Scott and Bunny Harrison days camping at the Isth- week. Mrs. George W. Greene Week for Ohio and Con- Where they will spend several (2,arence Kinne,I "~--__ of Long Beach, recent visitor in Catalina, and very much not being able here. ----.__._ and Mrs. Claude G. Walton their new home on Avalon Very attractive place. Its ex- IllUmination at night is quite A. Thompson of Los Angeles his father and mother at avenue home for a few Thompson has just return- a six months trip to the Or- new summer home which A. Hart of Los Angeles, building on the corner of avenue and Beacon street, completed and is now occu- family. A. Weber of Los An- with her son, Master Doug- have been guests of her and Mrs. Robert A. of 342 Claressa avenue, have to their home at the metro- sunny southland. Richard Fairchild, publicity the North Western Ufiiver- Illinois, was an is- last week. Both Professor and his wife were very with their stay on the Sic." They expect to return Year. P" Matthews of 229 Descanso, had as her guests, Mrs. and Mrs. Betty ff 244 So. Manhattan Place, Mrs. Dueommun made trip to Catalina, although liv- Angeles 58 years,and she with the Island. gUests were Mr. and Mrs. at and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ana. Laurance entertained the Club on Tuesday of Members present were Iffandly, Mrs. F. H. Reed, Mead;Mrs. Charles Pat- George W. Greene, Mrs. Mrs. Clarence Udell Robert V. Baker, Mrs. Mrs. Thomas Ne- C. J. Dash. Mrs. Bun- high score. Delicious re- Were served at the close of Mrs. L. P. Streeter of Chi- have been fishing with their and three-six outfits for two weeks, returned to Long They expect to visit the entire montH' of Aug- is a member of the and Mrs. Streeter was the the James W. Jump trophy angling tournament in the Tackle Club. Last sea- Streeter was the only lady take a tuna on light tackle. Mrs. Emma Fuessle and Mrs. Marie Goekley are spending a few weeks in Avalon. Mrs. S. P. Beers and Master Jack Beers of Los Angeles are visiting Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Eichbaum. Mr. J. Paulson of the Santa Cata- lina Island Company, was a passenger to the mainland on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Southwick and family are over for the sutmner, as usual, and are occupying their Avalon home. Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Belcher of Long Beach have been guests of Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Minney for the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Courtland Laurence of Los Angeles are occupying their at- tractive cottage on Descanso avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Gollmer and Chief Blarney, their noted Irish setter, have gone to Forest Home for a week's stay. Mr. George Dunkerly of Los Ange- les was an Island visitor over Sunday. He was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wedlake. Miss Caroline Davis of Pasadena and Miss Elizabeth Servis of Los An- geles are the house guests of Miss ttelen Thomas. Mrs. J. D. Chamberlain and Miss Bessie Chamberlain of Pasadena re- turned to the mainland Sunday after a pleasant stay of a week in Avalon. Mrs. M. Bufkin and daughter Kath- erine, who have been spending a few weeks at their cottage on Claressa av- enue, returned to their Pasadena home Sunday. Mr. M. E. Riley of Los Angeles recently accepted the position of press- man in the office of the Catalina Is- lander. Mr. Riley and family are domiciled at 336 Metropole avenue. Mr. C. C. Melbourne, of Melbourne and Cullen, painters and decorators, has bought a lot on Whittley a~;'enue, adjoining the Coronado apartments. He expects to build a neat modern home there the coming fall. Honoring Mrs. Harry W. Adams of Los Angeles, who with her husband are guests at the St. Catherine, Mrs. F. H. Reed entertained with a Mah J'ongg party, in the sun room of the Tuna Club, last Wednesday afternoon. Those enjoying the game were Mrs. H. W. Adams, Mrs. William Hunt, Mrs. William Elder, Mrs. George W. Greene, Mrs. Ray Thomas, Mrs. C. J. Dash and Mrs. Warren Hoak. Mrs. George Haight of Catalina av- enue entertained a few friends on last Thursday afternoon in honor of her mother, Mrs. E. O. Gillett. The affair was in the nature of a birthday party, it being Mrs. Gillett's birthday. Mrs. Haight was assisted in entertaining by her daughter, Miss Eva Haight, who gave beautiful selections on the harp during the afternoon. Delicious re- freshments were served. Candy sweet peas and candles, was one of the features of the party. Those present to help Mrs. Gillett celebrat.e her birthday were Mrs. M. C. Ryder of Pasadena, Mrs. Louise Phipps of Du- rant, Okla., Mrs. L. H. Baker of Port- land, Oregon; Mrs. D, M. Renton, Mrs. Clara Laurance and Mrs. Robert Baker. Mrs. Edla Park Peek of Denver, Colorado, who has been spending a two months vacation at Avalon, re- turned home last week. Mrs. Peck is a prominent club woman and is secre- tary of the Colorado Branch of the League of American Pen Women. Mr. J. Albert left for Colorado Springs last Thursday, where he ex- pects to undergo an operation. Dr. M. H. Huelsman, who is a personal friend of Mr. and Mrs. Albert, and an old- time visitor to Catalina, will perform the operation at his own home. We expect "Jake" home in a few weeks, nmch improved in health. No little excitement was occasioned on Sunday evening by what appeared to be a riot or hold-up on Crescent avenue. A large number of Naval Re- servists led by Mrs. Katherine Wilson, a prominent Hollywood" woman in so- cial and philanthropic circles, proceed- ed to collect from willing victims, suf- ficient funds to admit the blue jackets to the Bandbox Theatre. Later in the evening Mrs. Wilson was accompanied to the Island Villa by her naval escort doing a serpentine march. Tuna Club guests include President Ray Thomas, Vice-President James W. Jump, Secretary Howard S. Dudley, H. W. Adams, H. Earlscliffc, A. C. Brode, F. H. Reed, L. G. M'uphy, D. J. Mallen, Tom Mix, C. Ahna Baker, R. B. Jump, Willard A. Van Brunt, Fred Latimer, Geo. Whittell, J., Harry Leonardt, Lynn Reynolds, F. ~Albert- son, H. M. Story, H. C. Rice, J. C. Johnson, Carl ~ Johnson, W. H. Lien- ert, Chas C. Perkins, De Forest Grant, Mr. Thompson, J. T. Hurst, L, D. Sale, Allan G. Hancock and Julius Jacoby. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Heywood, who recently purchased the property locat- ed on the southeast corner of Sumner avenue and Beacon street, have done considerable improvement work during the past three weeks beautifying this desirable location. For a number of years the property, formerly owned by Mr. Davis, has been in the hands of the trustees of his estate. Immediate-' ly the new owners had closed the transaction for the purchase they com- menced to paint and improve, which not only added to the appearance and value of the property but the street intersection as well. BLUE BIRDS The Blue Bird group, with their lea- der, Mrs. George W. Greene, and Mrs. William Hunt, spent last Thursday and Friday camping at the Isthmus. Thursday night the girls were invit- ed to the campfire given by the boys of St. John school, who are at Cabrillo Camp. The boys had a most interest- ing program. Flora Lamb and Mary Conrad added to the pleasure of the evening with songs and jokes. The Blue Birds wish to thank Mr. Scotty Brown for their wonderful trip to the Isthmus. The little girls going were Catherine Brown, Edith Hunt, Lois Harrison, Aura]ie Ullrich, Isabell Scott, Mary Conrad, Ida Williams, Juanita Guair- sich, Flora Lamb, Georgia Coleman, Ruth Edmundson and Helen Sweeny. We are going to have a good game of baseball Sunday. Hawthorne team with many additions of fast players will be here. With them comes Happy Wintz (himself) in person. Don't miss seeing Happy doing his stunts-- when the game goes to suit him. FINDS AMBERGRIS WORTH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A piece of ambergris weighing four pounds, and valued at $70 per ounce, was found Monday by Major Mott of the fishing launch Mabel F. Here is the Major's story: "We were tuna fishing this morning when I saw a whale acting very peculiarly on the surface of the water. I took dowrl the fishing kite and approached the scene of the disturbance. At first I thought that the whale was fighting a battle with another sea monster which was attacking it from underneath. Af- ter the flurries had subsided I saw a substance floating on the water where the whale had sounded. Picking it up, I found it was a piece "of ambergris weighing four pounds. "The price of ambergris is $70 per ounce." So, Major Mott, although he did not land a ttma on July 21, had a "good day !" \ TROOP NO. I OF AVALON There will be a meeting of special interest next Friday evening at 7:00 o'clock, at the city hall. All Scouts and Sea Scouts are urged to. be on time. Sea Scoutmaster H. B. Robison received, during the week, the new regulations from the National Ship- ping Board at Chicago, and it is hoped that regular Sea Scout meetings can be held. Avalon Wolf Cubs There will be a meeting of the Cub Scouts Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. They will meet at the band concert grandstand. "Voices of Nature" will be the time- ly sermon topic of Rev. LaRue C. Watson at the service of the Com- munity (Congregational) Church next Sunday at 10:30 a. m. The sermon will end with the reading of an origi- nal poem of the pastor's on the same subject. There will also be an appro- priate solo by the popular Catalina band singer, R. H. Plimpton. At the service at 7:30 p. m. the sermon sub- ject will be "The World's Best Seller." A Japanese beetle has become a pest over two thousand square miles near Philadelphia. THE ISLANDER ADLETS ADLET RATES--Ten cents per line per issue. Minimum charge, 25 cts. First Class Laundry--Done at home. Special care taken of all silks and linen dresses, men's silk shirts also. Address, 202 Tremont Street 28tf Wanted~Violinist to give violin les- sons to child. Address Box 1277, Ava- lon, Calif., Catalina Island 28 Wanted--To rent furnished cottage in Avalon for first two weeks in Aug- ust. Address Eleanor M. Groves, 1323 Eighth street, Santa Monica, Calif. 28 For Sale or Exchanffe--Avalon ap- artment house on lot 40 feet frontage. Address, Owner, P. O. Box 2, San Jacinto, Cal. 28-29 Housecleaning---By the day or hour, Mrs. Van Deusen. Box 1205. 27-29 For Exchange----Long Beach property for Avalon property. Address 1215 Bennett aveffue, Long Beach, Cal. 26tf House Cleaning and Window Wash- lug--Houses put in order. John An- derson, Diffins or Waffle Parlor. 22tf Catalina Housa and Window Clean- ers-Electric vacuum machines rented. Fullerton, Box 1452, Avalon 17tf