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October 7, 1931

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OCT. 7, 1931 for what you need in the Column helps. Try it. and "For Sale" signs are Catalina Islander Office. Spring or Fall, best of all. WESTERN HOSPITALITY AT Hayward in Los Angeles) SIXTH AT SPRING EST BEDS EST SERVICE LOCATION BEST RATES for the Business Man t for the Tourist Ol~ the Haowar~ ~abfl ' Whistle Coffee Shop C. FRYMAN, Prop. C. Wagener RUssell H. Wagener ~[anagers TO OUR for past favors. Continue to keep our and workmanship up USual high standard. N HALL 191erchant Tailor California JUST ABOUT FISHING (Continued form page 2, column 2) the evolutionists will tell us that is a renmant of the days when we had to catch every bit of our own food and we have not yet lost that instinct. Whatever it is, the fact remains that it is present m almost every human being, man or woman, with very few exceptions and it is probably only the fact that the opportunity to go fishing is so rarely presented to the average woman that she does not more often indulge. And of course we all know the charms that fishing holds for any boy or girl. And what is more to the point, these youngsters need rarely if ever be taught how to fish, they will, as a rule, go out and show up many a seasoned angler. I had a very forceful example of this sort in our own three-year-old when he was only a two-year-old. We took him to one of the trout pools where you drove your car to the curb and went into an erstwhile golf course and stood on a concrete and rock bank to catch trout, of all things. We thought we would see how our "white holm" took to the matter of fishing as there were two things he should certainly have an instinct for if heritage has anything to do with it, namely Fishing and Horseback Rid- ing. The Horseback Riding part of it is another episode, and it was likewise interesting, but not so devastating to the pocketbook. After all there is a difference between pony rides at 10c ~r 3 for 25e (and they take a while) and catching trout at 3 for $1.00 as fast as the 'hook can be baited. Daddy and Mother stood over hint and held the rod until the first bite when Mot'her helped him to land the fish, a nice little 7-inch trout. Well now, he had been quiet enough though interested while the procedure went on but when 'he saw that fish at the top of the water and shortly there- after up on the bank he just squealed with delight and eouhtn't get that hook back into the water fast enough. And was he independent? Mother tried to help him hold the rod and was politely but firmly pushed away. "l want to do it myself," said this scion of the house of Davis, and were we proud ? Well, whose boy was 'he anyhow? A true son of his Father and Mother, of course. The result was that we had to eat trout that night and the next night besides supplying his fond Grandpar- ents with trout caught with his ow~ little hands. The only peace we have had since then when passing that locality was after the place closed and we con- vinced him that there were no m~we fish in the pool as there was no wa- ter there. It's hard luck that they had to close but between you and me it was our only salvation. Since then he has learned to fish from the barge and many a trip 'he makes with his Grandpa and Grandma and with his parents as well. He has caught mackerel and smelt and perch and small bonito and is just as proud as ;any grown-up. We play a little game about this s,m ,q ,mrs and it runs like this: When he is a very /~d boy, which tie is most of the time and he does some- thing cute or clever, when Daddy comes home Mother says: "And what do you think my big boy said or did t~day?" and Daddy knows it must be s~mmthing good, but when Mother says "Do v,m know what YOUR son did t,~day.~'' Daddy says to himself that it cannot be anything good or tie wouldn't be getting the credit. It is all a lot of fun, and we hope that we will always be able to live close enough to the beautiful Pacific Ocean t~ let our son benefit by the wonder- ful influence of t'he healthful recrea- ti~m and outdoor activity it offers, and which we feel will help him t~ be- C(~IIII.' SO lllUch the better In;An. ~:O'-- Catalina Island will give you the "rest of your life"---in whichever sense you choose to take it. Our Adlet Column helps. Try it. b., ..... PAGE ELEVEN for for anyone interested in "THE MAGIC ISLE" is a year's subscription to THE CATALINA ISLANDER (two dollars per year) J WHY NOT spend a Month at Catalina Island? Une- qualled climate, good hotels, furnished houses at reasonable rates; stores, schools, churches; hiking, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, tennis; 3 hours from Los Angeles; BUT--notice you do not perpetually have to dodge automobiles, either day or night. A safe place for children. Try it out for yourself. / ADVERTISING BRINGS MONEY H The greater the amount of business we can center in this community, the more money there will be in circulation. And upon each one of us res, a certain share of the responsibility for making this community a greater business center. A tried and proven means of reaching the people of this com- munity with news of your store is through the col- umns of this paper. Let us show you how we can help you prepare your message. THE CATALINA ISLANDER