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PAGE FOUR ~" THE CATALINA CALIFORNIA AND THE G,L THE CLEARING HOUSE C B's TO CHALLENGE U.S.M.S. Published Every Th, urs~lay at WINDLE'S PR[I~I" SHOP AVALON CALIFORNIA ERNEST WINDLE - Editor and Owner A. T. STEVENS - - ~ssociate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance). Three Years Five Dollars (Only When Paid in Advance) One Year Two Dol|ars Six Months ~e I~ollar Three Mo'nths ty ~ents Single Copies Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising 50c per Inch, Each Insertion. S00 Inches During a Period oi Six Months, 3Sc per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March 31, 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif trader tile Act cff March 3, 1879. The columns oi the Islander are open to the general public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Gov- ernment, Fishing, Huntin~ and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly apprcclate@ (4 " Wluch not even critics criticize" (Continued from page 1, column 1) or the postoffice visited some obliging neighbor is usnally glad to stand guard to receive any possible long distance call. And if no call comes thru one is very apt t~ sec the same faces at each illcomin~ steamer--Just in case. Ray Dodge called up from Burbank Thursday. Fortunately he was able to catch the Avalon that afternoon. It certainly wouht be an anti climax to be within a few miles of home and then have to wait two days for a boat, because it is too far to swim even for a Coast (hlardsnian. Ray did not get home for his 22nd birthday in Jtme but to make up for it he had two of ~hcm this year. The International date line is responsible. He 4ev- era! of the Pacific Coast lea te ~d::es. Sprinkled throughout tht~ roster arc athletes wh~ have served Uncle Sam oxerseas with the 3rd, 4th and 5th t'~mstrncth)n P, attalion, and during off hours performed in the various leagues set up in the South Pacific. Ace of the club is Martin "Marty" Matko~ich, brother of the infamous Ge(rge Metkovich, currently caw~rting fiw the th~ton Red S~x. C)lder brother Mart}', manager of the Seabees, is a lwominent fi~ure around Los Angeles baseball circles having played his prep days with Fremont High and now spends his Sunday afternoons playinv wi,h the ever pc~pular Rosabell Phmab- ers. "Marty" is a catcher, hitting at a .263 clip and has 42 rbi's to his credit s~) far this season. Top stick artist for the squad i,~ Jim I)avis, infiehler, who is belling the ball at a sizzling .383. has sent 33 rm,s across the plate, and is regarded by his team mates as one of the fittest players on the squad. Davis spent 20 months in the Solomon Islands, and played with the 4th Seabee Ba:*alion a team that was barely nosed cut for the Service title on (;uada!caqzd. The Seabee lineup is replete with minor league stars and will brinK- to Catalina Island some sixteen fancy Izall -.-Cowper "I was just outside talking to Dave. players who have been good eno.<~:h &/~. J't/L Falquist about a Kate for the Porch"to win more than half of their share ~7".~w.'~5,~,~)--Houso el Burc/esses on. Dorothy Borter tokl me oxer the of games. lt~7~,~ ~mbles at lamestown, phone. The visitors will unveil a southpaw, [~l~ *'-"" Va 1619. "Oh so the baby is conti'l over, is John Habshev, a former member ,f $1--Lofayette named Major he?" 'Remarkable" deductiotg on my Birminaham of the Southern As~-~c;a- General by Continental part. "Coming tomorrow," she an- tion. Habshev's port side slants are UN,It Conqms% 1777. nounced happily, lmzzling and lie is slated for me of ~KUGUST Yes, the Borters are coming home the starting calls. l--Columbus discovers Beverly and small son, Billy are corn- King pin of the mound staff, how- ~. American mainland ing this week and Bill is on his wayever, is Leo Leininger, a Minnes,~ta on his third voyaqo, 1498. home the it may be some weeks be- boy, who spent his professional lays g--Haieh AcL limitln~ ex- fore lie actually arrives, with Decatur of the Three I Leagt~e. ~ll upenditures in political drives made law, 1939.The Military Censor has passed thisThe slender C B right hander has kept .S. Fla~lflowninbattlo information--Fifth Air Force, Philip- his pitching arm in shape by fogging '~~ ~ for fimt time, Rome, N.Y pine Islands--Veteran of fonr cam- them by for the 5th Battalion at Pearl ,~il~J~, 1777. paigns in the Pacific, Staff Sergeant Harbor. 7 "~ 4--President Wilson pro. William H. Borter, Jr 26, whose wife Practically every member of tile Port claims U. S. neutral in and small son live at 50-26th Street, Huenerne nine has seen overseas duty ,~ World War I. 1914. Merced, California, recently marked and nearly every one has had some Ig-Admiral Farra~lut vitro, off his 22nd ntonth overseas with the organized baseball experience of sent rious in battle el Mobile "Air Apaches", crack 345th Bombard- kind. It will indeed be a pleasure to Bay, l~r~l, w~us,~,ment Group of the 5th Air Force in have such a great unit aboard Aval,m. This State of California is State. It got its start from a( ous nlen. It has been buih who didn't move Vest to set established cities, but wlv) built own cities, b,aih their own farmS, their own industries and harn~ their own rivers for power. Califcwnia still has the lure, and the opportunities for that appeal to tile '49-er spirit today--and needs and wants men of that spirit she can at Thinking ahmg these lines, right now should urge a host o Americans (,f Sul)erior staml their lot with post-war These men are the G.I.'s from a the Nation who have trained iq camps bert, who have passe}t our ports to the Pacific. and.1 on furlough and spent their here, and who Wallt to found families, buih new and lend their vi*,z~,r and enterP' the sections fo,-tu'mte enough tract them Jobs for G.l.'s? Let's lmt it way in California. Let's hope for jobs! Post-war CaliforW ca's last great frontier net turnin;z ( I needs his and ener z'y, bacxed up by'. beyond his years ; his initiative and cal)acitv for lc his idealism, seasoned by a grasp of realities. ~o~, itt The young men and womet:2o{ tl , the armed services comprise o~x ~;titea most Drecious re~onrces of there s~P. Stat(s. Of course home jobs a~, a.~d posed to be auaranteed to t~le~tr tt women who Ieft them to .e~lt has a armed forces, t;t~t Califorwa. ',' rnC0 OI,l)ortunity to offer serVe;title golden from other State'; a welcotn of 0t etv t/ here, to enrich the peraonnel 1" ~ economy an, culture, and so e evtr in our destiny of building a-, greater California. ON TO VICTORY'''~ ,W "He Advertised Kansas is short 1,000 and 300 combines, E. the Philippines. On paper it looks like a bad after-charge of the State Harves MEMORIZE THIS BUTTON ' A crew chief on a B-25 Mitchell, noon for the Maritime Service. How-fice says. ~.Sergeant Borter is responsible for the ever, skipper Cinocco assisted by sev- " ~-'~----~----~--~ over all maintenance of his airplane, eral enthusiastic US M S snpporters, week end. .chef ,a-~d ~~~11~ ~1tl He kept his plane in combat conditionhave been combing the hinderlands for Izzy Vile. bullet arm cat. ba,0~;~ in New Guinea and the Netherlands new recruits and have come up with Paul Kurpinsky, great rig.nt attd t.'~ East Indies before comingto the a, couple of four star specials. The will form Saturday's batterte~ t as ou h to boa tel~ Philippines. men-of-Avalon have met tough ball combination ts as t g 'so r a'-t Sergeant Borter wears four oattle clubs, true and have bowed to them hook rug. The USMS can a"hiagt~ stars on his Asiatic-Pacific theatre rib- more times that they have won but strides when it comes to qra:' P"'2 -- igog~,'"~W ben and has been awarded the Philip-week in and week out the USMS" play agg~t, for they have Vet.e d v h. When you see it worn by a man or pine Liberation Ribbon by the Philip- a fine brand of ball, and a break here Ercolini, Duke Helekumm ~ e clV~-. woman you will know the wearer is pine government, and there in their favor could have Goldberg all pretty fair c u~;l~Ol~, to~ bers. Once this foursome icy ,cclO"~ .'.1 Honorably Discharged Veteran of '] 'he Air Apache Group recently has meant the difference of victory and gether ,there'll be plenty nt o~i. L~; World War n. played a major role in the Fifth Air defeat. ON TO VICTORY--- Force blockade of enemy shipping in Games aren't won on paper and that'sfor the Seabees to straighte%g the t0c the South China Sea and has a 26 what the Catalina boys realize. Re- for Earl Perry fast becom~ . Cit~ Last week The Islander was request- months combat total of 300,834 tons of gardless of how powerful a lineup tile of the Station, to get managc" " ed to call attention to the fact that Jap shipping sunk or damaged, visiting Seabees show, the contest must co's startin call for SundaY,' are*'e] commercial fishermen fishing out ofA native of California, Sergeant Bor- be won on tile field ,and the boys who This willie Steve Cin C Ce rSi~ a~ Avalon, who turn in their catches to ter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H.deliver-the-goods are out to deliver- game for the Maritime "~ ~ ,o- ~ "independent" wholesalers with barges Better of 200 Descanso street, Avalon. the-goods. The USMS has shown the classy short patch wizar lds .era located outside the limits of the City of He was a bookkeeper for his father plenty of spirit in the practices during highly missed. Steve is era Avalon, deprive the city of the "tax". before entering the Army Mr Forces the week, and hope to carry the same back home to Denver. It is understood that commercial barges in May, 1941. enthusiasm onto the ball field thisProlmble ata~in~ line ups: ~ ~ olierating within the city limits pay a Carol Butler and Walter Nowakow ~ USMS Clear~ cf tax of $5.00 per ton. ski were married Sunday evening July charine sweetness and light on the Cinocco ss B0s.v:~ c ------ 22, at 7:30 in the Congregational helpless public Fred Allen's idea of Helekunihi rf otkOVt.c~'# The US Navy Camp formerly locat- Church. Walter was stationed at Camp publicity is one that will be greeted Goldberg cf ~-- ~- ed near the Buffalo Springs Airport, Cactus several years ago. He arrived with relief He says that his next Kokon lb VlaSC~t rf was dismantled last week and the men last weekend from 22 months in the sponsor will be the manufacturer ofErcolini If OliV~ ll~ and equipment were transfered to San jungles. Later he and Caret will visit Lumpo ,Soap--"It doesn't lather! ItVile c l~t~t~ If Pedro, The US Navy had maintained his home in Niagara Falls, N.Y. doesn't float! It contains no secret Goffstein 3b lly'd~l~ their observation statioa here since After enduring countless drippy oils! It is designed solely to keep you Teagarden 2b Leirtat~- 1942 t~J~ Radio commercials simply oozing sac- company in the tub!" Kurpinsky p