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PAGE TEN THE CATALINA ASSESSORS CONVENTION (Continued from rage 1, column 3) Dancing at Casino following Banquet. At the Friday afternoon session the following officers were elected to serve the organization : President--Walter J, Hicks, Sacra- mento County. Vice-President--Clive B. Kelly, Sut- ter County. Secretary--J. W. Hartman, Chief Deputy Assessor, Los Angeles County. Treasurer--Tom F. Burke, Kern County. Motion of Fred Stewart elected G. P. Cummings of Fresno County an Honorary Life Member of this associ- ation, to sit at the president's table at each meeting. Ed. J. Kay was also elected an Hon- orary Life Member. Mr. Hicks appointed a legislative committee consisting of John R. Quinn, chairman; Crowell D. Eddy, Geo. V. Clayton, George R. Prestidge, Walter Tavernmti, E. J. McNamara, Ernest V. Eibe, Frank O. Wemple and John R. Retterath. The president also appointed a com- mittee known as Legislative Commit- tee: George O. Meese, John Herrero, Chris A. Meese, F~ L. Scott, S. Guy Lukens, Byron Hillhouse, F. E. WiN liams, Hayden Pittman and Ed J. Kay. Chairman to be elected by their own choice. The selection of the place to hold the 1939 Convention was left in the hands of the Executive 'Cocnmittee, who are as follows: Walter J. Hicks, Hayden Pittman, Clive Kelly, George Meese, James Sleeper, J. W. Hartman and Russell Wolden. G. P. Cummings--In 1906 Mr. Cum- mings was elected to the office of County Assessor of Fresno County, to which he has been re-elected for the past 32 years. Announcement of his retirement from this office will mark the completion of an outstanding pub- lic career. Mr. Cummings has always been very active in the County Asses- sors' Association, having served as its President in 1912-13. He has been Secretary of the Association for so many years that even the Old Timers can't recall the exact number of years that he has loyally and efficiently served the Association in that capac- ity. As all of the Assessors in the State who attend the conventions know, Mr. Cummings is always ready with a good story when called upon to give one. When asked why he did not make the race for Assessor this year, his answer was, "I do not choose to run." E.,d. J. Kay--On April 1, 1938, Mr. Kay retired as Adviser to Assessors. Mr. Kay's retirement was due to the statute requirement of compulsory re- tirement on attaining the age of 70 years. He completed 34 years of pub- lic service on his retirement. Mr. Kay, although now retired, will nevertheless be found among his many friends who are active in maintaining the highest standards of assessment and taxation. O "GOSSIPING EYES" (Continued from page 1, column 4) ing, indeed. Farewells--gosh, that ex- pression creeps into your mind: "Part- ing is such sweet sorrow." Adios, Au Revolt, Goodbye, Aloha.. aw.. SO' LONG [ So, now you've guessed we're getting around to that marvelous Band.. headed by the famous Ted Weems. Sunday night, September llth, at the Catalina Casino Ballroom (the most beautiful and homey drawing room in the world), a Farewell Night attendance as only the loyal residents of Avalon can portray, was evident. To dance again to the marvelous mu- sic of Ted Weems and his Orchestra. To wish that fine group "Bon Voy- age", and show their approval by at- tendance in good number. Yessir, they were there, indeedy! Ahernstein rubbed his hands in glee as Bill, Glenn, Cecil and Jim speedily served the demands of the generous patrons at the famous Marine Bar. Tommy Thomas threw his shoulders back and smiled as the cash register~ tingled.. Bill Bowman, genial and extremely efficient engineer of the building, was here and there, insuring that lighting and sound effects were remaining in that 100% perfect condi- tion maintained during the year, while over there Myers sort of winked his eye as a couple tried an extra wfiirl or hopped the "Jitter-bug" on his other- wise sanely-conducted floor. Even "Lefty" and "Pete" smiled now and then, and considered that it was Fare- well Night. They even forgot to wa- ger on the attendance count. You know policemen never bet . . altho' it got so that one night I forgot myseU and remarked "the moon sure is shin- ing tonight", and as quick as a flash one of the boys retorted: "Bet you a dime on its candle-power", and I walk- ed away feeling NOT like a Shining Light. Yes, midnight heralded the end of Dancing for a few months at the Ca- sino, and we had all listened and danced to the marvelous rhythm of Ted Weems' Band; applauded that lit- tle Miss Mary Lee for her great sing- Mainland and Your Choice of: 1 Kitchen Chair .................... Value $1.50 I Cups and Saucers ............... '" 1.50 I Coffee Pot ......................... "" 1.50 I Tea Kettle .......................... '" 1.50 2 GALS. PAINTAND lc ADDED 1 Water Jug .......................... Value $2.00 FIRST8 GALS. PAINT AND lc ADDED Fine Set of Dishes ................. Vah:e $5.25 MANY OTHER ARTICLES AT FIRST 10 GAL& PAINT AND le ADDED Extra Fine Set of Dishes ........ Value $6.50 One Deal to a Customer Offer Good Until September 30 DELIVERY OF PAINT AS LD, TE AS NOV. I Chapman's Paint Store 104 Metropole Ave, PHONE AVAI~ON 161 PHONE RICHMOND 617! AVALON, CALIF. 1719 SO. FLOW-,St ST. Los ANGELES RAY C. WALL, REPRESENTATIVE OF IVY OVERHOLTZER, Inc. FUNERAL DIRECTOR / for announcement New Winter Policy ~0 Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hite, Charlotte Rassau and Chesney W. Carver were among those arriving on the S. S. Av- alon Saturday evening. Bill "Hopahmg Cassidy" Boyd and the entire "Frontiersmen" troupe, in- eluding lovely Evelyn Venable, star of the picture, Russell "Lucky" Hayden and George "Windy." Hayes, are the latest additions to the gala Constitu- tion Day Sports Event which will be staged at Gihnore Stadium, Los An- geles, on Saturday night, September 14, under the auspices of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. ing; Ehno Tanner, the whistler, su- preme; Perry CoreD, the Baritone King; Parker. Gibbs, the "Swing" Vo- calist; Ormond Downes, the "machine gun" drummer, and old reliable "Red" Ingles took over the baton to lead the Band in his inimitable manner .. and as the Weems' Theme Song ended festivities, the entire crowd applauded for several minutes. Ted Weems' Or- chestra certainly proved a favorite. What a surprising turnout Monday "morning to "shake hands" in adieu to the boys as they departed on the 7:45 steamship Avalon for the mainland. Avalon folks., may we compliment you for the fine gesture. A clear, sunny morning--the grace- ful steamer, in harmony with the peacefulness of Catalina Island back- ing with a gentle swish of Pacific wa- ters from the pier. A large crowd of Avalonites on the pier waving to that fine Ted Weems Band, as they lined the rails and yelled names in "so long". The strains of that ever-popular song "Avalon" added enchantment and a little catch in the throat as the boys lovingly played our theme song of the Island. The steamer appeared to back out more swiftly than we wished, since we had really grown to like this dandy group--their families. A switch to "Auht Lang Syne" as the steamer seemed to stop in harmony for a mo- ment to get set with its nose pointing toward the mainland--amt that mo- ment we'll find hard to forget as, far out there on the placid waters, the or- chestra rendered '"Till We Meet Again", and the large group on the pier, now standing at its very edge, waved a shorter beat showing emo- tions reciprocating the sentiment of the number. The final beats of the Weems Theme Song died in the dis- tance, and we walked away, to jump into regular duties with the thought, "A GRF.AT GANG . . TED WEEMS' ORCHESTRA.. come again., and now to lille i.n and get folks over here to enjoy this marvelous Fall-~W'inter and Spring climate, and enjoyment at Catalina. No sir, the season doesn't end Labor Day . . Catalina is a YEAR 'ROUND RESORT' So long, Weems and gang., we'll keep beating the drum until you show nI) next 5'ear. What's the Boat count ? GOOD! Row Boat Johnson Motor, Boat in Fair Motor O. K.1 149 Marilla. on Pleasure Phone 651 Sportland By Bud Unusual interest is in the bowling leagues, under way during the bet. Many new faces the drives tthishe year, crease in number number of the boys signed up, and- se~:eral chants have expressed sponsor teams. There women's bowling bowl on Wednesday the winter, and this Night at Sportland". mation pertaining to ing, please get in Humphries, John SOD. A special match is night (Thursday) Legionnaires and a pv the league bowlers. worth watching, as it team that will Post in the Bowling Tournament next week. Anton Raponich of Fr visitor to the Island, allevs a visit and to really bowl. Anton ta games, of 210, 205, and game total of 649 Everett Adargo that he could do some diving when he hit big 227 game this week. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Angeles are spending. month on the Island wll bowling their favorite Ethel Hodgson is for the winter league howling over the 150 any judge she will be individual average hon~ Mary Gibson gave bowling lesson Mon& big 165 game, and t could do Was 143. The first annual op Catalina Island Bow will be held at day night, this time officers an, elected for the the purpose of organlZ leag-ues.All inte attend. An open meeting ladies of Avalon tcmber 30th, at 8 p.m., of organizing a w league. All interest.e. touch with Bud Mel Hayes, cook at left Friday afternoon land. FOUR D~- JAUIqT (Continued f r o--"~Page2' passed over the mo.antai~s into Los Angeles. . Sunday morning toe returned us to Avalon. LeVitt visited in Los Santa Ana and returne clay evening. Posteript The reason for saY1 that before we were steamer landing a "You are always tel other people are about yourself." Finis.. 6.