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NA ISLANDER ~1,i_ ...........SFLVXN AND PERSONAL the Island visitors last week- Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Crose of Harry D. Morgan of San Francisco visited his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Peckham last week. Harry says: "Cat- alina is the finest place in the world." Friday we received a post card from r. Pat S. Fitter, the genial editor Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Baker, from South Pasadena Record, was an Montreal, Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Ba- visitor for several days last ker are spending several months visit- -'~ g. ing relatives on the Atlantic coast. The ~ ~lss 'Aldine Ross, niece of Mr. and post card said: "Having fine a time. ,'~ :h,~." P" West, has started for her Regards to all Avalon friends." ,~ ~ae at Niagara Falls, Canada, after ~t'--t~f~ :~llding a delightful summer here Mrs. Maria Jane Chapman of Los ~est as Angeles, and daughter Miss Florence, ~.~ ~ of the West family. , returned home last week, after spend- v 'l~m Wilkinson has returned toHar- ing a pleasant vacation in Avalon. t~ard, after a month's trainin at the Both Mrs. Chapman and her daughter ~aliforni.. g are ardent admirers of Catalina. Miss .it a Mflxtarv Tramin~ camp at ~qotttere,. ,,,,- . 7 Florence is forelady in the bindery ~.- J.J ne rest ot his vacation '~s S~e department of the Young & McCallis- ntat his Avalon home. ter printing establishment in the met- ropolis of the Pacific Coast. laMr' Duerden of Bristol Eng Samuel ad. w- ' - ~1*: a~ an Island visitor Monday. th~mg at Avalon on his trip around ,;~#yOrld. He was very much inter- land? m the scenic beauties of the Is- ~r an" Ata ] d Mrs. William Ohlson of Los alonge~es Spent their honeymoon at Av- 'tied Just week. The couple were mar- " oy b., the Rev J M Schaefle of "*Ytle ~a " " ~ " ~, rk at the home of the bride ~r a ~." nd Mrs. E. A. Lawrence of 6214 "letoria avenue, Hyde Park. sA. C. Brode of the Los Angeles ~rd.p rt tiftfl ~Ompany, is staying at his beau- frie~"me on the hillside, where his his a, C. A. Meyer, will join him as tish~guest- During their stay they will son ~r~m the Leta D., Captain Daniel- 1~-' ~vir. ]~rode is an old-timer and ~S t.,L is a~~en many fish here. Mr. Meyer iotl '* ardent angler and is very anx- us to get a button fish. /~O7. Thursday morning last F. M. C~n; of the Santa Catalina Island ~ul)a , Iota._ .tlYs office force, left for San rer,~i~Seo on his vacation. Upon his t0~r~st Mr. Paulson was issued orders -v~rt for " " " o~ bO his annual trammg duty 8" ard a dreadnaught of the United eits~2s battle fleet, now in San Fran- " Waters, and will refresh his mind ~:naval routine and matters pertain- ,, to his office as "an officer in the ~Pply corps of the Naval Reserve ~urce during the fifteen days he is ,a~ SUch duty. ~:AI letter -from 1. W. Opie, dated gne, Germany, August 24, intimat- ,.'that he is ready to return to Cata- He and Mrs Opie have visited :~land,Wales, Ireland, Belgium ||all , d, Pans (where they saw the ~Pie games), Southern France, ~' and Switzerland. Among places f,,.., Ote they visited were Metz, Frank- a Weisbaden, Rheims and Dussel- y0rf. They expected to sail for Amer- ~inlast Saturday, the 13th. Mr. Opie "6~us uP his letter by exclaiming: I. e, I Would give a dollar for an Is- "trifler,,, ' La 2ff st Week on Tuesday afternoon, rs W" ' dLeli~.r"" dliam H. Mead ~ave a most th~'ts~~tful party when she entertained ~t~mx"~trllwin~ ladies at bridge, at her La~e on Claressa avenue: Mrs. Clara ~e~r.aace, Mrs. C. J. Dash Mrs Fred e% M ' " ~at" rs. Ray Dawson, Mrs. Charles ~k, Mrs. J. B. Norton, Mrs. W. r/,'xe~ss, Mrs Clarence Bunnelle Mrs ](ib~. I~eid, Mrs. F. A. Wallace,' Mrs: :~ ~ert Handley, Mrs. Eider, Miss Jane "1.'~es, Miss Charlotte Herr, and Miss "~uCille t Mead. Mrs. Clara Laurance tltertained the Mah Jongg Club at ~eheon yesterday. Those registered at the Tuna Club last week were President James W. Jump, Vice-President Lee A. Phillips, Secretary Howard S. Dudley, A. C, Brode, F. H. Reed, Willard A. Van Brunt, Hal E. Roach, L. P. Streeter, Tom Mix, George C. Thomas, Jr., Geo. C. Thomas, Ill., A. R. Martin, R. C. Mankowski. Harry J. Mallen, George E. Pillsbury, Freeman A. Ford, Mack Sennett, Ed L. Doheny, Herbert L. Cornish and W. L. Green. GOING AWAY PARTY A farewell party was given on last Thursday, at Villa Park dormitory, for the combined staffs of Hotel Atwater, Island Villa and Villa Park. A delicious supper was served at 6 o'clock, comprising Virginia baked ham --potato, combination and fruit salad, cake, coffee, etc. A color scheme of red, green and white was carried out in floral and other decorations, upstairs and down, where places were laid for 100 guests. Before the banquet was served, pre- sentation of a silver coffee percolator was made by Mr. J. C. Crippen, on be- half of the company, to Mrs. Clara Hey, assistant housekeeper at Hotel Atwater. A huge cake, in red, white and green also adorned the table in her honor. Mrs. Hey, along with her sister, Miss Hadfield, who was given a recent surprise party and presenta- tion, are much esteemed by their staff Of workers. After supper a porch party was en- joyed, when dancing to the music of the victrola, songs, readings, games and country dances were the order of the evening. A representation of "The Village Wedding" by several members of the company was especially good. Toasts and farewell greetings brot to a close an unusually happy evening. The crowds which attended the pre- sentation of "Yolanda" at the Strand Theatre last week testified the inter- est people take in good pictures. Man- ager Quinn of the United Theatres is a wide-awake fellow, and says that he proposes to give Avalonites a fine program this fall and winter. Charley German, proprietor of the famous "Charlie's Sandwich Palace," on Crescent avenue, announces in his advertisement this week that it is his intention to keep his place of business open day and night, all winter. He has done a fine business this summer. His motto, "Do not pay for it if not Satisfied," indicates his confidence in his ability to please his customers. watch the world come to Catalina. "MRS. SULLIVAN'S BIRTHDAY" By Ml*koy Ahem Women may keep the number of years they have treaded this earth a secret, but they never hesitate about admitting the date of their birth. Mrs. Margaret Sullivan, housekeep- er at Island Villa, had a green mark on the office calendar over "Septem- ber 2nd," and upon inquiry it was learned by her friends, albeit she did answer bashfully, that is was her birthday. For a wonder, the rest of the ladies around Island Villa and the Hotel At- water didn't go up and whisper con- fidentially in her attentive ear that a "surprise" party was to be showered on her on September 2nd, and "don't let the others know I told you." No, siree! Even Vic just hummed along with the tune of his busy carpet vacuum cleaner and trained his "four hairs" on his shiny dome to behave nicely with a popular brand of hair- combing compound, for Vic was "in on it," and was staying up late nights in his "Nohomebody Inn" preparing a tempting morsel for the "party." September 2nd arrived, and notwith- standing the "girls" and "boys" had worked strenously over Labor Day taking care of the wants of guests at the Hotel Atwater and Island Villa, were there with "belles on their arms." The "girls" presented Mrs. Sullivan (I forgot to mention that her hus- band's name is Michael), with a beau- tiful wrist-watch (guaranteed not to keep exact time so she couldn't "watch" them too closely in the Suture), and the Island Villa office staff presented the lucky lady with a beautiful tray, which husband Michael looked at with seemingly mournful eyes, a la friend Jiggs. Air. Stevenson, although mar- ried himself, presented this handy and handsome gift to Mrs. Sullivan on be- half of the staff, with "best wishes and the hope it lasts a long time." (Michael looked at him fondly.) Then Monsieur Vic Malcuit (which means something in French), the illus- trious porter at the Atwater, stepped up, ably assisted by his comrade, Mons. Henri Gasser, (which means something else in Swiss). Mussing his "four hairs" up in his nervousness, Vic presented Mrs. Sullivan with a beau- tiful birthday cake, with EIGHTEEN green candles adorning the tempting morsel. "Vie" is a diplomat. He knows that Mrs. Sullivan is eighteen and ---also that the green candles would be WELCOME. "Vie" is known for his friendship for the Irish, anyway, as Harbormaster Mutcahy and the writer can vouch for. Ahem!! Many other delightful gifts were presented to Mrs. Sullivan, and it was indeed a happy party. "Silent Jack" Moore, houseman at the Hotel At- water, was the big entertainer of the evening. His repertoire of jokes and stories was immensely enjoyed. Mr. Moore and Steve rendered a lovely vocal duet, accompanied by Mr. Kellar on the victrola, entitled "Sweet Six- teen," which Mrs. Sullivan applauded heartily. All in all, you can't beat those Irish birthday parties. Mr. George Daul, manager of Island Villa and the Hotel Atwater, climaxed the evening of en- tertainment by advising the "girls'~ and "boys" that they could take the rest of the night off and report for duty at 6 a. m. Many happy returns, Mrs. Michael Sullivan, and here's hoping the nice heavy tray lasts a long time. AVALON CUB SCOUTS HIKE Last Wednesday, noon, twelve Wolf Cubs, in charge of Cubmaster H. Ben- jamin Robison, left Avalon on the cruiser Arvilla and arrived at Gallager Beach about 1 o'clock. Here two de- lightful days were spent in games, fishing, swimming and hikes. On Thursday a hike was taken over the hills to the Boy Scout clubhouse in Willow Cove. Instructions were given in swimming and life saving, and the boys gained much practical knowledge during the trip. Each day was completed with a splendid campfire, round which the stories were told and all joined in on songs and yells. They returned to Avalon on Friday. The Cubs had as their guests ten Boy Rangers of America from the Glen- dale Congregational church, with Mr, H, C. Wilcox as their guide. This is a similar organization, and booth troops gained by exchanging ideas and meth- ods. SINGING SUNDAY Roe Plimpton, the very popular vocal soloist of the Catalina Marine Band, has been singing a solo each Sunday morning this summer at the regular morning service of the Community (Congregational) church. As the band season is nearly over, and the musici- ans will soon be returning to the main land, the church service at 10:30 a. tit., next Sunday will probably be the last opportunity this season to hear Mr. Plimpton sing in Avalon. Mrs. Piimp- ton will, as usual~ play the accompan- iment. The services of Mr. and Mrs. Plimpton have been greatly appreciat- ed, and everyone is invited to hear them next Sunday. "The Shepherd Psalm" will be the sermon topic of the pastor, Roy, La- Rue C. Watson, at 7:00 p. m., Sunday at the Community Church. The sing- ing of five or six "Shepherd" songs will be a feature of this service. THE ISLANDER ADLET5 ADLET RATES--Ten cents per line per issue. Minimum charge, 25 cts, For Rent---Nice home on Catalina avenue for the winter. Cheap to small family. References required. Call Mrs, M. E. Hoover, 325 Catalina avenue 36 Weston House--145 Marilla avenue. Special winter rates for apartments complete housekeeping; heat gas and light. 36tf For Sale---Two pet goats, year old, in good condition. Also two phono- graphs, $5 and $8 each. Apply Win- dle's News Stand. 36p Wanted--Homes and grounds to care for by myself and wife, will air and keep in good order, from about Oct. 15 until spring. References: C. G. Fair- child and W. H, Herren. Address R. Dunkelberger, Avalon, Cal. 34tf Home For Sale--Comfortable fur- nished home; ~ix rooms; large closets; lot 60x75. Terms cash. Apply 307 Whittley avenue. 33-36p Housedunin~,---By the day or hour, Mrs. Van Deusen. Box 1205. 31 First Class Laundry--Done at home. Special care taken of all silks and linen dresses, men's silk shirts also. Address, 202 Tremont Street 28tf Horns Clualng and Window Wash- hat--Houses put in order. John An- derson, Diffins or Waffle Parlor. 22tf Catalina Ho e ud Whadow Clan- era--Electric vacuum machines rented. Fullerton, Box 1452, Avalon 17tf