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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA [SL Published Every Thursday at "" WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON CALIFORNIA ERNEST WINDLE - Editor and Owner CHAS. H. SMITH - . Associate Editor . SUBSCRIPTION ~I.ATES (in advance). Three Years Five Dollars (Only When Paid in Advance) One Year Two Dollars Months One Dollar tee Months Fifty Cents Sin . gle . Copies Five Cents ADVERTISING RA~ ----- Display Advertising 50c per Inch~ Each Insertion. 500 Inches During a Peri~sd of S|x Months, 35c per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March 31, 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif under the Act of March 3, 1897. The columns ol the Islander are open to the general public, on any "of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Gov- e rnment, F/shlng, Hunting and Camping. Items o| local news Interest will be greatly appr~iatod. JOHN BOOS PASSES John Orlando Boos, one of the four brothers constituting the firm of Boos Bros restaurant proprietors well known on this coast for over a quarter of a ,century, with a cafeteria in Avalon, passed away Tuesday morning at the Queen of the Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, aged 67, after an illness of a year or more. He was a native of Moscow, Ohio, and came to California 36 years ago. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity. Besides his widow he leaves a daugh- ter, Brenda Jane Boos; four sisters--. 'Mrs. Lillian Corell, Mrs. Bertha Bour- .ell and Mrs. Freda Burns, all of Los Angeles, and. Mrs. Antonia Schell of Cincinnati, Ohio, and two brothers, Henry and Cyrus, of Los Angeles. Funeral services are being held this (Thursday) afternoon, Grace Chapel, Inglewood Cemetery, under the direc- tion of Graham & Isbell. The many Avalon friends of the surviving members of the Boos families certainly sympathize with them in their bereavement. -O WORKING FOR FITTS "Women voters ame rallying to re- elect District Attorney Buron Fitts at the August 27 primary "because of their faith in him to continue his great record of efficiency." This was the statement of Mrs. Martha Decker, past president of the California Ameri- can Legion Auxiliary. "In these troub- lous times, with subversive elements of every type seeking to jam the wheels of government, industry and national .defense, I believe it is of major im- portance to all citizens that their chief law-enforcement officers -- men o f proven ability and experience-be re- tained in office," Mrs. Decker declared. "This is the principal reason I am sup- porting District Attorney Buron Fitts for re-election." Mrs. John Coleman, president of the Patriots of the Pacific, was another who was warm in her praise of Fitts. O" Mrs, Constance Wallace Thompson, granddaughter of Chas. H. Smith, who has been spending some time in Ava- lon, left last week for her home in Santa Monica. Fr~n there she expect- ed to go to Napa, up above San Fran- cisco, where she will visit a cousin for a while. She likes Avalon so well she probably will come back again. ,o. It is interesting at the Avalon Theatre, just before the opening of the several programs, to note the display of the Stars and Stripes of the Ameri- can Flag, and the official flag of Cali- fornia--the Bear Flag. POSTMASTER WEGMANN TO BE HONORED AT L. A. COUNTY FAIR Postmaster Herbert A. Wegmann-- Avalon will be among 150 members of the Los Angeles County Postmaster's association attending the Seltember meeting to be held at Los Angeles County Fair on Thursday, September 19. Most of the officials will be ac- companied by members of their fami- lies. At the fair they will be guests of Postntaster J. Ransom Casey of Pomo- na. Prepar~.tions are under way for an exceptionally enjoyable gathering. The members will arrive during the morning hours and will spend the time inspecting the countless exhibits. At noon all will gather at the large res- taurant building across from the grand- stand, where luncheon will be served. This will be followed by a short busi- ness session presided over by Post- master Howard Goodwin of Long Beach, president of the association. The official welcome to the visitors will be extended bv President Clyde E. Houston of the fair association. Sever- al other guests are also expected, hn- mediately, following the dinner, the participants will adjourn for the after- noon program of races. A section of the grandstand has been set aside for their use. It is expected that most of Strolling 'Round Avalon orman Wal Everett Adargo has established him- self as Santa Catalina's famous glass- bottomed boat diver. There are ntany visiting folk who have been absent for a few years and return to still see the Great Adargo in action. With each year he still thrills the spectators, and receives the hearty applause" that he deserves so much. Manv who have en- joyed the wonders of'the submarine gardens many times, return to receive more diving thrills. They gaze through the glass-bottom, not knowing that they are looking at a man who is also thrilled, thrilled because he has just become a grandpa. His son, Everett Adargo Jr was presented with a nine pound bouncing baby girl. Arrival was m the St. Vincent Hospital of Los An- geles. Mother and father are doing very nicely. But grandoa will still go on diving to thrill the public, which is just a day's work for the famous Adargo. Gleanings the members will remain over for the horse show in the evening. In honor of The applause that acclaimed Chick the visit of the postmasters, the day has and Bonnie Barkham in their appear- been designated as Postmaster's day, ance at the Club Catalina is a tribute and it is probable that there will l~e to the power of vaudeville. The team many present from surrounding coun- offers several routines which are tops. ties. Chick caressing the microphone, prac- In coming to the fair for the Septem- ber meeting the postmasters are fol- lowing a precedent established several years ago by Postmaster Casey, with the result that each year the September gathering is given over to a general good time at the county fair. n GOLF CHATTER By Rusty Gemilere Ahoy! members of the Wouten's Golf Club. Don't fail to read this week's column. There is good news in the offing. The next meeting of the Club will be the most important one tc date, each member should make a special effort to be there. Plans are under way for a fall tour- nantent--and what a tournament! You tically wooing it, has become his style, presenting a picture that symbolizes the sentimentality of his crooning. Ray Bauduc of Bob Crosby's Or- chestra, it is said, is one of the great- est drummers in the country. Ray is a real Dixieland skin pounder, and carries on with the New Orleans swing. Several cards arrived asking ~hy the chimes start to ding-dong at 9 a.m. in- stead of the usual 7 a.nt. ? I don't know, unless that it agitates a motion picture director who sleeps late while visiting here. Howard McCreery and his orchestra, now appearing at the St. Catherine Hotel, intends to have a larger band after his engagement here. The Hacker Feather Merchants and Bob Crosby's Bob Cats baseball game was won by the terrible Bob Cats 6 to 5. Some of the boys were fried to SOFT BALL He's here! "Bob Cat his musm-playing bunch. And, also add, wim ins ball-playi in their first game, playe~ day against "Happy" blacker Merchants at Wrigley b2eld, played a brand of baseball aroused the enthusiasm of all the game. Th~s game will long be rein for its fine plays and the spirit of the players. The two teams were in fine bc)th as to arguments and points. However, the took one argument too many ly came through in the last win by a score of six to five honestly say they have a great In talking with Normau druggist, he said he was disaP because no holne runs were see, Norman gives one dollar to every man who makes a in games played at the park. He sure is a major for for last week-there runs in one game--but he is st to pay-off on more. Nice man. More of this kind what makes our games so Be seeing you at the ball o- "BROWN BEAR" COTTAGE A good many visitors have joying the pleasures of the east end of Crescent Among those who come year, are Mrs. Jennie daughter, Miss Mary Davis, wood, who have the "BroWn cottage for a week just now. Leaving the "Brown Bear"It day were Mrs. Roy Harvey an! ter, Doris, and Mrs. Arthur and son Arthur, Jr. The lattO golfing while here. Both Mrs. and Arthur responded to Breckner quiz on Monday. liams broadcast her ing to leave Avalon. The the Harveys were from -O L. C. WALDMANS HAVE VISITORS Howard R. Brooks, son-n Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Waldman must be there to help launch an ava- lanche of fun and sportsmanship that will echo for months. The luncheon place and date have both been changed, which will be ex- plained to everyone's satisfaction. Some of the members will be working on the Tuesday election board, so it was de- cided to make Monday, August 26, official this month, as we want every- one present. Arrangements arc being made at El Encanto for 1 p.m. Honor your friends by making them a guest at one of our luncheons. Make reservations with Betty- Weg- mann, 97, before Monday morning. She is in charge of all arrangements and will appreciate your early cooperation. New members will be voted in; so don't forget to submit names of future tnembers. Roy Phillips, golf pro of the Country Club, will be there to help us with tournament plans. Roy has been a great help in the building up of our club. Let us show our appreciation by making Monday's attendance the best yet. p- Al King, trumpet player with the Bob Crosby band, spent six weeks on Santa Catalina last summer as a mem- ber of the Freddie Martin orchestra. With him this summer are his wife, Lois, and- little four-year old "Sonny" Kine-. The Kings are enthusiastic is- landers, and were so tickled when they learned of their coming trip to Catalina that they wrote to all of their friends here and were ~reeted by a large dele- gation of old "pals" when thev came off of the steamer. They are residing at 319 Eucalyptus street, just a few doors from their last year's residence. Last Thursday, August 15, was nota- ble as the anniversary of the death c~f a plain American citizen, who made fame for himself and his country--Will Rogers, who occasionally visited Santa Catalina in his trips to California. a frazzle being out in the Catalina Icy avenue, was a recent Avalorl sun, some really look like an overdone Mr. Brooks is an em lobster Vultee Aircraft ComDanv near "Wingy' Manone, a very prominent While here, he fishe-d fr'om th maestro, visited Bob Crosby and the man's boat "The Nibs". Mrs. boys. You will see "Wingy" in the who is also visiting her "Rhythm on the River", motion pic- ture with Bing Crosby. Incidentally, half of the Bob Crosby outfit once was headed by Manone, who is a trumpet player of fame and one of the boys that brought swing music back, after it's origination down in New Or- leans, "W]ngy" Manone's home town. Anton Justesen, whom we know here as the big butter and egg man, arrived b*r a fling on the Island, so he says. Mr. Justesen is president of the Juste- sen Food Stores in the San Joaquin Valley, with headquarters in Fresno. Dr. James P. Garvin, with his de- lightful personality, greeted Avalon with his large smile." A trip to Ava- lon always is a delightful and educat- ing experience--but this year, as in no year before, I find an endless pano- rama of beauty." These words were snoken by the Doctor. Mrs. Maw Gar- vin and Peggy Garvin were ditto on the subiect. The Doctor is Past Grand Councillor of The United Commercial Travelers for California. Every busi- ness man should advertise in smnmer and winter. It pays to advertise all ti'~es of the year. Adios, anfigos. Occupants of Park View Cottage are Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Dietz of Los An- geles, who are accompanied by their dau~hter Jean and son Arthur, and also bv Miss Jean's friend, Pauline Elliott. Miss Jean Dietz is the bright young girl who figured on the p.D.Q, nro- gram last Thursday night at the Casi- no, in *he red polka-dot dress which Gary Breckner designated as the "measles" dress. Miss Dietz didn't mind the joke, especially as she was clever enough to retain $8.00 at the end of the quiz program. making a longer stay. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. other son-in-law and dau Waldman's, have been for ten days. They are lear (Thursday) morning for their. Berkeley, where Mr. Parker .lsi structor in the Berkeley Higtt' o- Miss Grace Derby, Sup Music for the State of and her friend, Miss Irene both of Asbury Park, N. J been touring the West, days with Miss Derby's family, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. (laughter, of Hollywood, who are ing their summer, as usual, in the cottages at the Glidden Bu The young ladies were very over Santa Catalina and onl they had not more time to sl the Island. Recent visitors to Avalon rayue Pyle and her brother Hollywood. They. spent a joyable vacation, dividing between the Eagle's Nest Lodge, visiting their uncle Mr. and Mrs. Ray M. Pyle, imz the sights in Avalon as Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hagberg' Born~August 15, at St. Hospital, Los to Everett Adargo Jr a ing 7 lbs. I oz. The little known as Joan Kendrick attending t)hysician. Dr. ports all doing well. Con all---especially grandma Wonderful Au~ust weather ~,eek. Come to Catalina and trial. ,