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PAGE TEN THE CATALINA By AI Pallas BASEBAWLING The Catalina Islanders made a clean sweep of the games during last week, playing some good teams and then again playing some not so good. The Islanders are gradually coming to the end of their season, and I must say that they have been a most enjoyable bunch of boys to be around. One thing noticeable with these kids is that they talk more baseball than the fellows did last year, and when you talk baseball you are learning some- .thing every day. I look for several of the crew that is now here to make the grade in professional ball. One in particular I want you folks to keep .your peepers on. That is the chap that is cavorting round second base now. His name in Don Lang, and he can just about what the doctor ordered. Well, let's get into the past week's labor and see what some of the future greats did. Wednesday, the Thorton Used Car team made a journey to the island, and I think that is all they made /or they took an awful shellacking at the hands of the Islanders, McCurd tossed them for the opposition, and did the boys in white enjoy his tossing! They banged him for 17 hits and 23 runs, while T Bone Charles was subduing the visitors, allowing them only 6 measley hits and 2 runs. The home clan scored in every inning but the third, with the first and sixth bring- ing m 5 and 6 runs, respectively. Charles had his hitting clothes on also, collecting 3 bingles with Aubert, Mountain and Harraves also entering the "three" column. Thursday, the strong Paramount Cubs tried their luck at beating the Islanders, but Lefty Aubert had his shut-out clothes on and only allowed the opposition one little hit, with nary a run. While the port-sider was going about his wares with a vengeance, his mates were scoring 4 runs on 7 hits off Shaffner. This game turned out to be a humdinger, and Ivefty came close to entering the hall of fame with a no hit game. However, a little faulty fielding kept him from it. Ferraris and Hargraves contributed with extra "base hits to help along the scoring. Mussoilini did the heavy sticking for the Islanders, collecting three base hits and--does he love them? , On Friday, the Islanders whipped the Long Beach American Legion 12 to 6, in a loosely played game. Van Pelt thought he had the cat "by the tail, but found out he had to find the cat first. He had one of his wild streaks, walking 7 and getting credit for two wild pitches. Uhle and Lang did the fence-busting for the Islanders, each collecting three safeties. Young Brooks graced the field again in the latter part of the game, by doing his stuff around first base. Brewer and Stephens were not much of anything on the mound for the visitors, and the home boys made them take their beat- ing and--then a shower, and a nice boat ride. On Saturday, Jones, left-hander of the Islanders, entered the hall of fame by tossing a no hit and no run game against the Colonial Stars. Lefty Jones had things his own way, and made short work of all the men that faced him, allowing only one man to reach third base. For a left-hander he had good control, only walking one man. I would say in the country that is good pitching, and in Avalon it is darn good. Mountain and Allen con- tributed two hits apiece to help Jonesy along with winning the game. Bray, pitching for the opposition, did a pretty fair job of hurling himself, allowing the hard-hitting Islanders only six hits. Well, that game will be remembered by Lefty Jones for a long time, and then some. It came to pass in this game that Angle Ferraris was stopped cold at number 43 Kame. The flinger on the opposition must have had the Indian sig~ on Mussoilini, I can't see why he couldn't squeeze in one of his favorites. -Sunday's game turned out to be a good contest also, with the Islanders copping the verdict 12 to 4. Up to t",e latter part of the game it was nip and tuck. Do they play the piano and sing "Am I Waiting for a Street Car?" No, the clock did not strike 2. It struck 3 and you're out. Who, me ? Yes, you are out of your head. Maybe I am; but it's lots of fun. Now, back to the peanuts and soda pop: Suds Sutherland hurled for the home clan and dished up plenty of stuff. He held the Colonial stars to 5 hits and had things his own way until the ninth inning, when they hopped on him for three runs. Hargraves and Lang busted out doubles, along with Fer- raris and Mountain. If only I could see some of these games so I knew what I was talking about, but I guess as long as you get a brief idea of what happened every- body is satisfied. It brings the names out anyway, and you can always fol- low them after they get in the big league. S t, During one of the games last week Ernie Stewart was summoned over to Los Angeles to fill in for one of the umpires who was on the sick list. He did so well that it looks like love and kisses for him next year.. They all like his work over there. Won't that be great for a first-year advance? Well we are all with you Ernie. Give them all you got. The averages follow, and if they are wrong, tell David Arthur George Harris. Batting Records : Gibbs ......................................................... 544 Brooks ................................................. 500 Ferraris .................................................. 386 Ralph Aubert ...................................... 375 I,ang ......................................................... 373 Jones ..................................................... 368 Van Pelt ................................................. 333 Uhle ........................................................ 319 Charles .................................................. 316 Ray Aubert ............................................ 285 Mountain ................................................ 210 Allen ....................................................... 272 Johnston .................................................. 280 Stuherland ........................................... 280 Pitching Records : Won Lost Jones ......................................... 5 0 Aubert ...................................... 11 1 Sutherland ............................... 7 1 Charles ............................. i ........ 8 4 Van Pelt .................................. 6 3 Brown ...................................... 3 2 Peterson .................................. 2 1 Williams .................................... 1 1 ~- : 0 : "-'---'- WRESTLING Last Friday's wrestling show gave the fans their money's worth, and then some. Everybody remarked that it was the best show they had seen this year. The first match of the evening gave the cash customers a little bit of everything, with the final decision being a draw. The two contestants were Paddy Nolan and Paul Grabier. They started out very gently, but it ended up with Grabier using his towel for a hangman's noose and choking Paddy out of the picture. Bull Mon- tana had already left the ring when Grabier, standing in the black corner, found out that a couple of his teeth were loose. That brought a little bit of anger into his blood and he made short work of Paddy. But the match was still called a draw. The second bout stole the sho~ with Dutch Holland gaining the decision over Red Mackenzie. The match was clean, and everybody enjoyed the way the boys would break and give the under man a chance. Dutch Holland can certainly wiggle out of the various holds that Red used, and vice versa with the ones Dutch was engineering. Several times during the match it looked llke Mackenzie had Dutch in a bad way, with toe holds or scissors, but the curly-headed boy would bounce out of them with a fancy flip and come up ready for more. The boys went into flying tackles towards the last of the match and then the match finished with Mackenzie running into a knee, or something that dazed.him long enough for Dutch to pin his shoulders to the anat. The crowd gave the boys a rousing cheer and plenty of applause, for their excellent show- manship and sportsmanship. The last match was between Red Dog Lyons and Dude Chick, the Mon- tana Cowboy. The Toe Dancer seem- ed to know he was up against com- petition, so was careful of himself, not to fool around too much and get tossed for a loss. The first fall went to Lyons via the leg strangle, which looks like it is the most ~tamaging hold that Lyons possesses. The second fall was given to Dude Chick, after he had airplane spinned Lyons all over the ring. When Dude finished twirl- ing Red Head, he gently dropped him on his back and pinned his shoulders to the mat, without any resistance from one eyed Connolly. With only one minute to go for the last fall, both boys opened up with all the ring craft they knew, with Dude Chick fi- nally getting the spin hold on Red again, but Red just hung on to the ropes and when the bell rang Bull Montana raised their hands in token of a draw. Everybody behaved themselves very nicely--even Jack Moore. G1 e n n Sweney was a little bit boisterous, with Johnny Wfindle gumming a 5- cent cigar and causing several people around the ring become ill. WelI, adois to wrestling. May we see it again sometime. But, folks, read the next column and don't miss a line. BOXING Well, folks, here we are again, one in the white corner and one iri the black, bringing to you events for Friday nite. Leather-pushing--that's what it is. Or, in good old English, box fighting with leather gloves. The Legion is swinging over to the Box- ing game, giving the people of Avalon a chance to view some different acticm in the ring. It is putting on these shows at more expense than the wrestling shows, so the sport-loving fans should get behind them and sup- port them with all the vim and vigor that you would like to have y~r en- terprises supported. They are secur- ing top-notchers from Hollywood to come over here and give the specta- tors the same kind of shows that are staged over at Hollywood on Friday nites. The prices will be the same, only there will be no tax--S1.00 for ringside, 75c for reserved section, and 50c general admission. The card for Friday nite brings Wally Hal/y, who has been g~ing great guns at Hollywood in sere-fi- nals. He weighs 127, and he tangles with Archie Grant, also 127. Archie may be the one to take Hally into camp, but Wally has the reputation of swinging from the bell, and never stopping until the referee gives the decision. Wally Hally started to* come into his own about a year ago, beginning at the bottom and gradual- ly rising until of late it looks like he is ready for main events, which he is getting a chance at over here. The semi-final bout of the nite will 'bring together Paulie Watkins at 130 and Johnny Waiters, same weight. These boys are noted for carrying plenty of dynamite in their punches. They have had several fights before which have ended in draws. Maybe one of them can gain the nod this this time. Both of the above snatches will be six-round affairs, with two more bouts going the distance of four rounds. The names of the preliminary fighters were not received, but you can be as- sured that they will be of the Holly- wood type. The Bowl has a reputa- tion of putting out dandy boxers and they will certainly keep un their good work here. Don't forget, folks, you make it easier if you lend a hand and help to advertise and bally-hoo this show. A sell-out would certainly go over big, and would make the Legion boys very happy to know that they are giving the folkl what they want. O~ae highlight of the gram will be that we will best boxing referee in the none other than Lt. Jack Kennedy is in great lieve you me. When a referee :nand~ he must be good. Lt. has refereed up and down and is really an outstandingl the fight game. Let's give hi hand when he enters the show our appreciation for his over and doing the bossing of in the squared circle. Till we sponge you off again, the ring stooges. CHRISTIAN SClENC~ The words of Jeremiah, hath appeared of old unto ~e, Yea, I have loved thee with lasting love: therefore wit kindness have I drawn thee, tuted the Golden Text in the Sermon on "Love on Sund: Christian Science branches ol ther Church, The First Christ, Scientist, in Boston, The Lesson-Sermon pres verse from The First Epis of John : "There is no fear an perfect love casteth out fear fear hath torment. He that not made perfect in love"; words of Paul to Timoth hath not given us the but of power, and of love, sound mind. " Among the passages and Health with Key to features" by Mary Baker the statements: "Every faith in God makes us more difficult seems the dition to be overcome by stronger should be our purer our love." Mrs. Nettle L. Daniels, Daniels and Miss Peggy again visiting Avalon, as custom of Mrs. Daniels for years. The Magic Isle is teresting and fascinating Daniels says. "-~"~ : O : 0WNSE A MONTH If you are sixty years of you accept this money, and spend it.all every month? If so, get to work and It is not going to be on a silver plater. There is no one Ion who understands the plan, or is aware how near it 1 their grasp. But you will Is0 unless you get right down to and help. This plan is a lifesaver sons, daughters and WIELL as you and your Your help is needed right tomorrow or next year. Come to Townsend every Monday night at at 706 Cresecent avenue. then tell you just what you help the cause on to victory As members of Avalon tend to you an invitation to us, whereby you will help yotll well as others. We facts of this great plan o send's, for which we are fore the next election there honor roll call in Avalon of send supporters. Get really "Here I am, ready to fight didate who pledges tionally to vote for the ToWS Age Revolving plan." W. H. S. STONE, ---------- : O: And Then in a Jimmy: Pa, does moneY you ? i'~ I Pa: Yes, son, but cml. ' English.---Gri t.