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September 3, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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PAGE TWO THE CATALINA JACK PEARCE A WORLD WIDE TRAVELER IS HERE Mr. Jack Pearce of Chicago, who for ten years has been Mr. Wrigley's private chauffeur, expects,fie leave for Chicago September 8. While on the Island, during this visit Mr. Pearce has driven more than 800 miles, to and from Avalon and to the home on Mt. Ada, in the Studebaker and a Locomo- bile owned by Mr. Wrigley and kept at the Mt. Ada garage. Of a quiet, retiring disposition, "tack" as the young man is known by his many Avalon friends, seldom talks about himself. However a correspon- dent for the Catalina Islander did manage to pry the following informa- tion out of one of the young man's friends. Mr. Pearce's great-great grandfather was no other than the famous author, Daniel DeFoe, writer of that master- piece of fiction, "Robinson Crusoe." And, it would seem that Mr. Pearce, although not a fiction writer has at- tempted to 'follow in his great-great grandfather's footsteps," since he has Mr. "Jack" Pearce and one of Mr. Cunningham been several times around the world, and has crossed the American conti- nent almost as many times as the av- erage city resident visits the nearest be/ach resort. Talk to him about South Africa, Aus- tralia, Fiji Islands, Russia, Egypt, In- dia, Canada or Honolulu, and "Jack" can tell you the names of many streets and the location of different business establishments. He is especially famil- iar with nearly all of the towns and countries where the Wrigley Com- pany's products are distributed. When Mr. Pearce arrived in Avalon in July we asked him what he had been doing all spring back in Chicago. He replied, "Trying to keep track of my copy of the Catalina Islander. There are about forty people who read my copy every week,and by the time they are all through with it there isn't much left of the paper. They all seem to enjoy it, too! "he added with a grin." "What has been your most interest- ing ride, recently?" we asked Mr. Pearce. He studied for a moment and then replied: Harry Sampson and my- self left Chicago on June 4, at 11:30 a. m. for New York. We traveled in Mr. Wrigley's Locomobile. That night we reached Dayton, Ohio, a distance of 368 miles. The day following we arrived at Cumberland at 9:00 o'clock. The scenery going through the Adi- rondack mountains was very beautiful, and two days, seven and one-half hours after we left Chicago we ar- rived at the Hotel Biltmore, New York City, a distance of 1137 miles. "On Saturday we all went to the Polo grounds to see the famous Chi- cago Cubs defeat the Giants 5-2. Harry and myself spent the rest of the day taking in the sights of New York, Brooklyn and Coney Island. And I want to say that Catalina Island has the Coney resort backed off the map. We ought to know, too, because we did'nt get back to the Hotel Bihmore until past midnight. "At 9 a. m. Sunday we all left New York for Utica, where we arrived the same night, traveling along the l~ic- turesque Hudson river road. The next morning we left for Cleveland, Ohio, making a record day's run of 436 m~les and arrived in that city at I0 p. m. We were on hand in time /or the open- ing of the Republican convention, and remained in Cleveland until Thursday noon, when we left for Toledo, Ohio. The day f~)llowing we were again on our way to Chicago, where we arrixed at 4:30 p. m. Our milage for the entire trip was 2,278, which we covered in five days, seven and one-half hours. Wrigley's high powered automobiles-- eight cylinder. "This distance is approximately the same as that from Chicago to Catalina Island." It was only a few days ago that one of Jack's Avalon friends asked him if he ever thought of quitting his job. "Quitting!" he is reported to have replied. "Why should I quit? I am very happy and comfortable. Why-- if I should quit my work with Mr. Wrigley there would be so many ap- plicants for the job that the people of Avalon would think that the family was holding an Easter ~unrise set'vice at Mt. Ada.'" So, Jack, ben voyage! Hurry back-- to Catalina ! ARTIST'S WIFE TIMES ROMANCE Does romance end for a woman be- fore it ends for a man ? This fascinating question was an- swered in an interview given this af- ternoon by Mrs. Howard Chandler Christy, wife of the artist. Mrs. Christy said: "How can one fix the termina- tion of romance with years ? Romance goes out of life only when we let it. As for it ending for a woman before it ends for a man--if it is affected at all by sex I would say that woman is more likely to hold on to romance longer than man because she is essen- tially the greater idealist."--Los An- geles Examiner. "Keep Avalon a Spotless Town." We pledge our help! S Wel Visit "The Store Beautiful" TEA ROOM--CATERING SERVICE Grocery Delicatessen and Lunch Counter Bakery 419 CRESCENT AVENUE Milk Fruit Meat TELEPHONE g PAINTING PAPI LET US REPAIR THOSE LEAKS AND PAINT YOUR ROOF BEFORE THE RAINY SEASON STARTS NE & CU 321 CLEMENTE AVENUE Phone 141-J P.O. 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