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PAGE TEN THE CATALINA IsLANI)F R CONGREGATIONAL PASTOR STRUGGLES WITH JEWFISH Thursday morning, August 6, 1925, Rev. LaRue C. %ratson of Avalon was fortunate enough to catch a giant sea bass weighing 231 pounds. In telling about it the next afternoon over radio KFWO, ME Watson spoke as follows : "You can't blame me" for catching this fish. Capt. Spurgin asked me to go fishing with him and Capt. Green, and I had never learned to say "No." (Just in parenthesis, that's how I happen to be a married man.) So we stepped aboard Captain Sllurgin's mo- tor launch and chugged around to the south side of Catalina Island. "As we sat there in the boat on the placid waters of the Pacific, enjoying the deep blue of the sea and the won- derful panaroma of the delicately tint- ed hills and cliffs of the Island, we carelessly left a baited hook hanging in the water. The first thing we knew a big fish grabbed it and started off with it. Then we were up against it. If we let it go, it would take not only the hook and line, but eventually the pole and reel. The only way to save the equipment was to pull the fish in and take it off the hook. There was no choice. It had to be done. So the struggle begun, and after thirty min- utes of strenuous action the fish was drawn up to the boat. "Then another problem presented itself. If, after removing the fish from 'the line, we threw it back in the ocean, it might drown. Again, there was no choice. We simply had to bring the fish back to Avalon and put it on the pier to be weighed and hung up as a target for cameras and admiring re- marks. "When I got home, I remarked to my sister-in-law that I was going down to the fish market to get some fish for supper. Then the fireworks began. You should have heard her razz me. She said: 'You are a fine fisherman, to spend all morning fish- ing and then have to go to the mar- ket for fish.' In as meek a tone as I could smmnon, I said, apologetically: 'W'ell, you, see, we got only one figh.' But when she learned that the one fish weighed two hundred and fifty- one pounds she did not have much more to say. "Some people may tell you that there is no sport in catching black sea bass, sometimes called Jewfish. They say these fish do not fight. Perhaps that is so, but if it is, they at least play pretty rough. When it takes half an hour to two hours of struggle, with every muscle and nerve taut, to land one of them, I want to tell the world it is real, as Well as reel," sport. rl.~lr CATALINA ISLANDIrR ANOTHER VERSION OF IT On Thursday our esteemed minister, Rev. LaRue C. Watson of the Con- gregational Church, resigned his pas- toral duties for the day and went fish- in'. Being the guest of Capt. Spurgin on the launch "Show Me," accompan- ied by George W. Greene. The launch was headed for Silver Canyon where it was thought some good husky fish were to be found. After about an hour on the fishing grounds Rev. Wat- son connected with a giant black bass and the battle was on. After fifteen minutes strenuous work, Rev, Watson remarked that he had been told that black bass or Jewfish did not put up much of a fight and added "if this fish was not fighting he was certainly playing awful rough." By constant N'O, that's just a superstition tostered by the comic strips. And the idea that there is something mysteriously better about "cast- ern". automobile lubricants simply because they are made in the east and cost more is another superstition--which a majority of motorists in the I'acific Coast states have come to disregard. Why Experienced Automobile Men Say-- "Use Zerolene" Zerolene increases gasoline mileage, reduces car- bon troubles, and lengthens the life of the engine; and because it d~s--automobile agencies and big users of such celebrated makes as Cadillac, Chrys- ler, Dodge, Lincoln, Oakland, Packard, Pierce- Arrow, Willys-Knight, etc., unhesitatingly say-- "Use Zerolene." Why pay tribute to a superstition? Insist on Zerolene even if it does cost less, Always ask for ZEROLENE by name. STANDARD OIL COMPANY (California) PETER LUBETICH. Local Ms-q# KWednesda~ Evening, Aug.. 12L~92S]g. enneth Harlan, Jane Novak an ~el0" rid Holmquist in a great love drama. "TWO SHALL BE BORN'i d Gripping drama of old world hate intrigue laid in New York CitY. Sunshine Comedy "HONEVMOOii--L 'W _..... ST RA ND~'~- Thursdav, August 13, '1925 a~d Adol|,h Menjou, Betty Bronson Florence Vidor in -~ "ARE PARENTS PEOPLE?, A comedv of the little things t~a,~ disturb "marriage, including 16"~e~" ohl daughters. Century Comedy , "PAGING A WIFE' ~. STRAND~ Friday, August 14, 1923 _~ i0 Blanche Sweet and Ronald ColI~a~, "HIS SUPREME MOMEI , eot One IllOlllent Of rapture, one xlat~120d of bliss, one moment when ma~eeV maid forget all the worhl in tn tacy of a kiss. GUml) Comedy "ONE DAY OF REST" STRAND~ Saturday, August 15, 1924 Feeding the goose with gander sa.aCe in "KISS ME AGAIN" Rare entertainment by the rare.0st, Lubitsch. Featuring Marie pre~ Monte Blue and Clara BoW. Spat Comedy "HOT STUFF" STRAND~ Sunday August 16, 1925 1. and Rod La Rocque, Dorothy L, ts-^i0~ Ernest Torr nc i fast stePg .~ a e n a" . ffl00~ drama of the fastest, nlost ia / street in the world-- _# i ] "NIGHT LIFE of NEW yOie 0r Phone Avalon 16-J Phone San Pedro 1310 An eye-full, a rib-tickler a tu~e ~t. Avalon, Cal. San Pedro, Cal. ' 406 $o. Grand Av. the heartstrings--an Entertaiu"'e , Ben Turpin Comedy __q~r,, Palm and McLin Funeral Home 'RASPBERRY And INTERNATIONAL Ni~W~ JAMES and McMINN, Representatives of Avalon Branch ~-~--~-~---STRAND~ Arrangements made for Private Ambulances on the Mainland. Monday August~v lo25 _,17 1925 x~0" ' Mac Busch, Elliott Dexter, Ev .~d r vak, Frank Mayo, Walter Htres~ EXPERT SHOE REPAIRINCb Lee Moran in "THE TRIFLERS" that Beautihfl settings, and a story a'~, can't be equalled. It's amusing' i~" dramatic, it's marvelous enterta ment. Waher Hires' Comedy "GOOD SPIRITS" STRAND~ Tuesday, August 18, 1925., of Good milk is the reason for a l~a~d things---take it from the coW, s'i0 don't miss seeing Johnnie t"Iffje "THE EARLY BIRD"f etl" A sparkling, bubbling draught ;oa# tertainment.It fizzes and _t ,0~ with glee! MILK LOVE 0[ LAUGHS--served with a variety wise cracks! "THE PACE MAKERS"_~~ Also "INTERNATIONAL N~ STRAND~ Wednesday, August 19 1925-,d A desert wild 'flower is she, who tv~d the bad men until love tame S_^f~ own fiery heart! Colleen ~1o~ supported by Lloyd Hughes, J~ ,' rHE DESERT FLOWI s Its just one riot after another~i they're all riots of wonderful ~ Van Bibber Comedy "GUEST OF HONOR" Continuous Show, Z to 12 P- ADMISSION PRICES---35c. Children under lZ anyseat any tillse MATINEES--25c 10 Children under 3 not Have the old ones repaired and. make them do for weeks longer. Exltrt work, bst equipment, lowest prices. "You bring 'era, we fix 'era." J I:"S Shoo Shop and Shino Parlor 109 Sumner Ave. Lefavor Bldg. Avalon YACHTING NEWS (Continued from Page 3, Column 2) . rocks near the shore, this picture has been pronounced one of the best ever done by Mr. White, who was awarded the Huntington prize for the same three years ago, and whose work is widely known in the East as well as in Southern California. SOCIAL ANn PERSONAk Wear your Light Tackle Club but- ton. tt shows that you are an angler and a sportsman. Make us happy, too. Renew your subscription to The Catalina Islander. hard work with the rod, the fish was brought to gaff in thirty minutes, and there was one happy and tired pastor. The fish tipped the scales at 251 pounds. Captains Spurgin and Greene say that owing to the good work of the ang- ler that they will recommend that Rev. Watson be admitted as an honorary member of the Jewfisher's Club. This season there has been quite a number of giant bass or so called Jewfish brought in, most of them from 200 to 300 pounds in weight. Captain Spurgin of "Show Me" has brought in several, as has also Capt. Greene of the "Pirate," who is called by his friends the "Admiral of the Jewfish fleet." One fish brought, in weighed 322 pounds, the largest of the season to date, although there were one or two otbers a close second. Catalina will give you the rest of your life. Come to Catalina. 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