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weekly at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California. Avalon's newspaper, containing the local news of this wonderful l~land Baseball training field for the Chicago "Cubs". Av~ Yea~ round megca for tourists and travelers. Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, riding, fishing, hiking, marine gardens. Unexcelled acconlm0dations. FIVE CENTS AVALON SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA THURSDAY, JULY 26. 19~5 VOLUME XXXlII ' NO, 33 "rile CLEARING HOUSE of landmarks to the initial Then aiding his bombardier in the course {or the rlnl oxer the ~m face of intense anti-a{r- "e and repeated attacks by gl'Uers. Captain Jones enabled to release their bombs vastating effect on this vital On 50 combat nlissions his proficiency and steadfast to duty have reflected great himself and the Armed of tile United States." Charles T. Myers, Brigadier General U.S.A. Commanding Ct but wonder what Alexander would have to say if his high in the hills of observed that raid on near Athens. Perhaps he to the conclusion that ~s a foolish waste of time and He used to worry that his do him out of a job by the world, leaving Alex Worlds to conquer. He never that the air over the earth e Waters on the floors of the lid be conquered to play a part warfare. too, if Bob and his friends Way home to the Base took reflect that they were mak- ttory for school kids to read of years from now. not--They more than likely, ed it just another (lays work and one job nearer home. home for the duration and hope" announced Ruth return from a Northern she saw Vic safely on for what will probably be duty. been engineering officer in shop and everything g to the maintenance of small :the Patrol Base in Wilming- :e its inception" in the fall of and Ruth lived at Wilmington has now returned to their Avalon--Address--Lt. Victor 13. S. S Aqnarius AKA-16, Prancisco, Call fornia. I~ooken is home again, to On the way down from )ital near Nan Francisco in Bakersfield to be mar- day, July the thirteenth. His Miss Marie Contrea of Martin and his wife will home in Avalon. Long life to them ! home folks are staying close- hearing distance of their groceries have to be bought o.n page 4, column 2) [-][But It's Tzue LIST OF TOWNS IN "THE; U,% "-- ANTIDOTE TO INFLATION KEEPING FAMILIES AT HOME Wartime inflation already has bank- rupt nations -- notably China and Greece--and spread globally to increase living costs, according to an arresting report by the Life Insurance Com- panies of America. The survey finds the English-speaking Nations have checked inflation better than others, through "necessary controls", but finds these are only emergency stop-galls anu significantly conclndes: "Authorities . point out that vol- ume of production of peacetime goods --the only sure antidote for inflation-- is still some time in the future in view of the war with Japan." Yet we hear disquieting statements from heads of war-necessary bureaus that they intend, after the war is over, only a very partial return to control over business to business men. control of farm production to farnlers, and control of prices and access to raw materials to the law of supply and de- mand. Without such return of control to the people who work and produce, "volume of production of peacetime goods" would be impossible. Governmental control of national economy, over the long range, has never worked to the benefit of any people. It failed in ancient Rome, in her decadence. It failed in its most extended and rigid modern application in Fascist It&ly, where Mussolini dic- tated what should be produced, how much should be produced, what should be charged for it, what wages and rent should be paid--but Mussolini could neither give Italians sufficient butter in peace nor sufficient guns in war. It failed through a decade to solve Amer- ica's problem of depression unemploy- ment. The antidote must be applied, if America is to avoid postwar economic disaster worse than any depression of When Mr. and Mrs. America have furnished their postwar home with labor-saving gadgets, are they going to live in it ? The bright spots of city and broad highways of country will compete for every hour of leisure time. Will homes stand empty while people look outside for their pleasures? There is evidence that home-buyers are saving for homes they can enjoy as well as live in. For instance, they are showing interest in hobby tools and equipment. At the demonstrations staged by the Home Buyers Institute of one of tile country's largest banks, more people crowded into the Home- craft demonstration of power tools for basement or attic hobby oonls than for the showing of any other honle equipment. The average fanlily does want a modern kitchen and bathroom, new furniture and carpets, tile latest in lighting and heating. But these alone do not spell maximum enjoyment of the home, and people realize it. StiIt needed are activities in which members of the family can participate as a group and as individuals. Hobby rooms that offer an outlet for creative energies are one answer to this need. The expected rise in juvenile prob- lems after the war is an added reason for making our homes activity centers, rather than just stopover headquarters Returned servicemen, too, will be a'~x- ious to enjoy the homes they have been absent from so long. Hobby rooms, music, outdoor playyards are the past. The people have the power, if bureaucracy is blind, to apply it through force of public opinion and the ballot box. "The Government is us," said Theodore Roosevelt; "we are the Government, you and I." CALLING ALL CARD SHARKS t'lans of the Avahm L.S.O. now call for a monthly "special event" ;is a rc- suh of tl}c l{i~hly successful barhecue hehl ;';aturday' afternoon at lhe E1 t'[,~cant,L The aft*air was a huge ~ue- cess jndging by tile comments of the 350 participatin.~ men aml Beach U.S.O. hostesses. H{ghlight ~f the afternoon ltr)ve(1 to hc ihe music of Charl,'v tlagberg and his accordian, tta~bc:.~ and lis llltlsic added nlnch If3 ,he bea,:::ftd OUt- door setting. Much credit for the success of the smoothly running pro.4r,~rl goes to tile U.S.O. t,lanning commiitee and hearty thanks are extended to all those wh- contributed toward making lhe ;,flair a success A quiet evening of cards's ssurcd those who come to the Avalon U.3.O. Tuesday evenings at 8 &clock for games of bridge, cribbage, pinaochle and rumuly with prizes going to vie highest scorers. Visitors to the island and service men and their wives are cordially invited. Plans call for tournaments to be b -.I l if a large enough turnout is forth- coming. Here's your chance to d'splay your skill at cards and at the "came time spend an enjoyable evening, Re- member Tuesday evenings at the U'~O. Wihnington U S.O. junior hostesses will be the guests at the Maritime (lance to be held at the Casino Ball- room Saturday night, July 28. The Maritime band under the direc- tion of Si Waronker, will provide mus- ical color for tile occasion. The usual Sunday night dance at the U.% O. held for trainees will be converted to :i Sm~- day afternoon matinee dance. Sunday evening tile Hollywood Can- teen Orchestra will conduct a concert at the Casino starting at 8:30 sharpr The U.S.O. hostesses will be present at the concert, --ON TO VICTORY . AVALON'S HALL OF FAME by DiXie Dottle Williamson, charnling wife of Glede Williamson, has entered the Hall of Bowling Fame, for on Monday night while bowling at SPORTLAND, with a party of friends, she bowled the highest single score, locally, of any lady bowler for quite some time, A 230 score is something to be proud of, and we are happy that Dottle has entered the Hall of Fame. Congcata- lations. And for your supreme ,'ffo~ts, Sportland offers a very pretty pin. Dottie's scm;e sheet read as foll,xs: 20-50-80-110-137-157-174.183.210: a total of 230. THE MARY WILLIAMS CLUB. The annual mid-summer picnic of The Mary Williams Club was a most enjoyable occasion for both members~ and guests present. The picnic was, held at the picnic grounds on Thurs-. (lay, July 19lb. Discussion of plans for the coming year revealed the promise of a very- interesting club program. the activities most easily planned for and most likely to appeal, to average families.