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i ! I! PAGE TEN RETURNED FROM WORLD TOUR Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Roberts have recently returned from a two years trip around the world, during which time they spent eight months in Paris, in the company of two former Avalon- ites, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Trendall. Mr. Trendall has been for some years ad- vertising manager for the Paris Even- ing Telegram, and is now half owner of that important paper. Both he and his wife hope some day to return to the place that is ever dear to them, Avalon. Last summer Mr. and Mrs. Roberts toured the British Isles by motor car, and while in Cornwall visited Afr. and Mrs~ F. A. Fisher, who will also be remembered as frequent visitors to Catalina. They are living in a fishing village about twelve miles from Land's End, and Mr. Fisher's studio is mar- velously situated on the very edge of the harbor. Recent word received from them reports Xfr. Fisher's health much improved (he has been very ill for the past two years), and states that he has been able for the first time to enjoy a powerful new boat purchased some time ago by the Fish- ers' for cruising about the fascinating Devon and Cornish Coasts. Although Mrs. Roberts has sold her Avalon Hill house she still retains con- siderable Catalina property, and plans to build on her East Side Terrace lot relatively soon. "We have stayed at most of the famous resorts in Europe, and visited "them in the tropics and the Orient," says Mrs. Roberts; "but for a Califor- nian there is no place like Avalon, and once having fallen under the spell of Catalina, it can never be broken." Mr. and Mrs. Roberts are purchas- ing a beautiful country estate in Sierra Madre and will specialize in growing the profitable avocado thereon. BACK FORM A HUNTING TRIP Major Lawrence Mott and Miss Hewitt have returned from a week's shooting trip on the mainland. They have been the guests of Air. Win. ~fc- Gee, general manager of the famous "T-O" ranch, situated back in the country' from San Juan Capistrano and ccnnprising 280,000 acres of land under cultivation. The major said: "Had a wonderful time!. Splendid horses to ride; a magnificient country, from the scenic point of view, and the most prolific dove shooting that I have seen. At sundown, when the doves come to water, the air is literally black with these swift-flying birds. We were seven guns on the opening day, and 'limits' were had in less time than it takes to write of it. The ranch, is efficiently patrolled and no shooting by outsiders is permitted. Deer and rabbits, also quail, are in astonishing abundance. I am asked down for the opening of the deer season, but doubt if I can get away." An old-fashioned Spanish barbecue was staged for the manager's house guests, and Major Mort said that the excellent dishes were "too many." All manner of dis- tinctly Spanish foods, with their "red- hot" sauces, were served, besides a whole young steer, sheep and goats, fruits and salads of all descriptions, and iced beverages. The "feast" lasted three hours !! Mexican house ser- vants, in picturesque Spanish costumes served at the tables. "But is was so hot that I often longed for the cool breezes of our blessed Island," continued our infor- mant. "Shooting was done very early in the morning, and then at evening-- only. The rest of the time we drove all over the glorious ranch, and about the surrounding country, in fast motor cars." TROOP NO. ONE OF AVALON BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA At the regular meeting of the Avalon Boy Scout troop, plans were made for a trip to the big District Scout Court of Honor, to be held in Pasadena on September 27th. A number of scouts from Avalon will receive merit badges, and Scout Theodore Sierks will receive the high rank of Life and Star Scout. Scoutmaster Robison reports, that the Avalon Scouts who went to camp last month made a very good show- ing. Nineteen tests were passed, and ten merit badge examinations complet- ed. One scout had the honor of being made a warrior, and three scouts braves in the tribe of Torqua. Scouts Theodore Sierks and George Minney each were fortunate enough to be ap- pointed "officer of the day." As school starts the Avalon Sea Scouts expect to get into action, with a lively program of boating anti sea drill. Avalon Cub Scouts Today, Wednesday, at 12:30 pan. the Avalon Wolf Cubs will meet at the pleasure pier, with blankets, grub, anti water to depart on their long-anticipa: ted "over-night trip." They will leave at 12:30 sharp, on either the cruiser Arvilla or Ehno IL, for Gallagher's Beach, and will return Friday after- noon. Only Wolf Cubs or those who have made special arrangements with Mr. Robison will be permitted to go. Grub should be taken for two sup- pers, two dinners, anti two breakfasts. Cooking will be supervised. All grub must be either in knapsack, flour sack, or rolled in blankets. Take a canteen or bottle of water. Cubmaster H. Benjamin Robison will be in charge. Thursday and Friday will be spent in games, hikes and nature study. Two wonderful campfires, with yells, songs and stories, have been planned. MOVE TO OUST THE JAP FISHERMEN 1N THIS DISTRICT For many years Japanese have been permitted to engage illegally in fishing in Southern California waters, the fed- eral officials taking the ground that no penalty was provided against their activities in this field. Packers have argued that their bus- iness could not be carried on without the aid of Japanese'fishermen, altho their operations have seemed to carry a menace to the future of the Ameri- can industry. Now, however, it will soon become necessary to employ white fishermen in this district, as in other parts of the Pacific coast, and necessity will no doubt bring a solution of the problem. It has been intimated that this country will be unable to prevent an influx of Japanese smuggled across the borders, but that is a matter that the federal govermnent will take care of.--Wilmington Journal. On dragging a huge fish into eigh- teen inches of water, Arthur 14eming- brough noticed his net was breaking. He jumped into the river, the Ouse, landing on top of the fish, says a Lon- don, England, dispatch. Throwing his arms around its body, he landed the largest catch of the season, a thirty- five-pound salmon. LATE LITrLE NEWS NOTES What are your "deep-convictions?" Read page four of this issue. The new LaFrance fire engine for the City Of Avalon arrived on the barge Tuesday morning. The machine is in charge of Captain Ernest Bald- win. Air. and Mrs. Dr. F. Fox and dau- ghter of Pasadena, who have been at the Foresters Inn for the past two months, returned to their home last Thursday. Commencing next Monday, Septem- ber 15th, the Avalon Public Library will return to the winter schedule-- open Monday, Wednesday and Satur- (lay afternoons from two to five, and Wednesday and Saturday evenings from seven to nine, Mr. E. Cameron, formerly in the power house on Metropole avenue for the Santa Catalina Island Cotnpany, and recently with the Catalina Hard- ware Company, has gone into business for himself, in the line of electrical work. He expects to open a shop in the spring. In the meantime he is ac- cepting orders left at the Catalina Hardware s'~ore. Boys anti girls, fathers and mothers, remember that the schools are an- nounced to open next Monday, Sep- tember 15th. There will be the kin- dergarten, first to sixth grades in the elementary school, anti junior and sen- ior high schools to cover the other grades. The corps of teachers was an- nounced in last week's issue of this paper. This year promises to be the greatest in the school history of Av- alon. "Yolanda," featuring Marion Davies in the Cosmopolitan wonder film, has been secured for the Strand Theatre for next Friday, September 12. There will be a matinee at 2 p. m. and also shows at 6, 7:30 and 9 o'clock. This is the first time this picture has been shown outside of Los Angeles, we un- derstand. St shows how the Strand management is making good in giving Avalon the very latest and best pic- tures. "Why all the celebration ?" some one asked Wilbur White of Descanso av- enue the other day, when he was pas- sing out the cigars. "Boy, boy--it's a boy!" replied Mr. White. "And I ex- pect him back from Los Angeles in about two weeks to go for a ride in the speedboat Miss Catalina." Air. White, the proud father of the boy hasn't yet named the young visitor. The happy parents are enjoying long distance telephone talks to each other about every two hours. "OUTDOORS" IS OUT The first (September) number of the new national magazine "Outdoors" is out. It contains many lavishly illus- trated articles descriptive of natural beauty spots throughout country. To the motor tourist seeking an interest- ing objective it is of special value. The scenic pictures are numerous and beau- tiful, and the text is of unusual inter- est. Readers who cannot find "Out- doors" at their local newsstands may secure a copy of the first number by sending ten cents in stamps or coin to "Outdoors," 425 Tenth Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. Subscribe now--S2.00 per year. rilE CATALINA ASK the modern wo- man what room is worth the expense of modern convenience. She will tell you, "mY bathroom." Old-fash- ioned, primitive bath- room equipment makes the entire scheme of living inconvenient. "A Perfect Service" I ari W. Ihnon Plumbing, Tinning 212 METROPOLE Opposite City Hall Phone 7-W SEA SCOUTS IN The following report appeared i Philadelphia Public Ledger July "On being notified of the fifteen, seascouts of the Seascout 'Deep Sea' of Philadelphia aboard their boat and rowed speed to the scene of the Four or five jumped from the swam ashore and began work resuscitation of the two men. maindcr joined in diving for the After a "half hour, the two meg been revived." it is difficult for those not in scouting to appreciate what a ample of "Preparedness" this cident is. The points to be most ! ticularly noticed are the The immediate response to for help. The excellent judgment the man in charge of the boat in dering sonte of the scouts to ashore to helI) resuscitate those had been recovered from the while holdifig the boat at the of the drowning and proceeding mediately; with the remaining to dive for the bodies of the "I'he fact that all of the scouts good swimnters and divers. The fact that through their in first aid and resuscitation able to revive the two men been taken froln the water. The excellent discipline shown bY This is a splendid example of scouting at its very highest, and community good turn could not excelled. It is a practical tion of the value of Seascout and its usefulness as a community retest.