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November 6, 1947

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NOVEMBER 6, !~7 "I-Iave you ever been in love?" "That's my ,business." "All right then, how's business?" George W. Wilson Electrical :| [ I%'~r Inst.llat~,a. .s il[S, . Machi [[ Avalon 175 2 --II zs Maro l Av II blouse Wireing APpl!ances l epalred & Repair ~TALINA AVALON THE CATAI.INA ISLANDER It A USE FOUND FOR PAQE NINID l u J l~ SALT WATER SOAP It looked like Uncle Sam was stuck. In a War Assets Administration warehouse, ufiwanted and unsung, was 26 tons of salt water soap. Acquired for use of navy gun crews oh old-fashioned ships with no fresh water showers, it became surplus when ,the sailors went back to their comfort- able battle-wagons. Nobody wanted salt water soap. No sale. But one day Noble Jones, WAA ex- port branch manager, shook hands ceremoniously with I. Del' Bourgo, U. S. agent for the firm of E, Lasry et Cie of Casablanca, French Morocco. Del Bourgo was seeking export goods for North Africa and his eyes glittered at the mention of salt water soap. "It'ss marvelous for scrubbing cam- els," he said. "These beasts are very ill-tempered when unwashed. Fleas, you know, and ah--ticks. Ordinary soap won't Ia,ther on a canml--they drink so seldom they st--, ~I mean, their perspiration is extremely salininferous. "A carr~el driver prizes salt water soap most highly--above rubies, as the old saying goes. How much have you got ?" Rather diffiden,tly, Jones mentioned 53,000 pounds. "At six cents a pound," he added. Del Bourgo signed on the dotted line. "With fancy labels and advertising slogans like "Camel's Ease soap ends a flea's hope," he said, "we'll get more than six cents a pound for it." FOR SALE~--- Otdy One Catalina; law close ~t~t"~nt lists; only olTe on Eu- calyptus. $7950. Terms. Owner 29-[. 4tp FOR SAl~--iSft. 6 ;.& Power Boat. All Mahogany planked. Factory built. New Gray Marine,Engine never used. Call 522-W or write Box 324. FOR SALE--Salislmry motor scooters. With or without sidecars. Priced reasonable. See Pete Burnsor call 548. tf FOR RENT,--Single apt. Frlgidair~ Phone 281-W. 337 F, ucalyptus, ltp ROOMS FOR RENT~At winter rat~ 356 Catalina. Itp WANTED ODrD JOBS -- Carlmnt,~, Roofinff, Painting and Repairs. Will work by hour or contract.Phone 618. 2tp WANTED--One upright ~;hmo to rent in good condition. Neal McMillarg General Det'very, Avalon. ltp FOR RENT -- GOOD LOCAa~ION FOR BARBER SHOP AND BEAU- TY PARLOR, LIVING QUARTERS SEE MRS. A. P. NELSON 121 CLA- RISSA. BEAUTIFUL HOME ON THE HILL FOR RENT - 3 BEDROOMS, LIV- INGROOM, KITCHEN AND GAR- AGE. NICE FOR 2 COUPLES. SEE I~$RS. A. P. NELSON, IZl CLARISSA FOR RENT--Another beautiful t~,o bedroom apt. available to permanent residents. New int,erior and furniture. Designed to please the most discrimi- nating. Apply 210~ Whittley Avenue. ltp Board and Room~ 2~ .tf PIANO STUDIO of Elizabeth "~[ao Lean Spencer has moved ,to Iffot~I MacRae (Room 205) tf I OST--I Pair Ladies perseripti~s glasses in blue case. Phone 147. Itp Guaranteed Watch Repairinr-Identi- /ieation Bracelets, name and address engraved free.FRESCO'S, 311 Cres- cent Ave. --tf~ Avalon Insurance Air~acy--Avaloa phone, 147; Saa Pedro phone, Ter- minal 3-3513 --tf. FOR SALE--Majestic portable radio. Only one month ord.$45.00. 122 Clarissa Street. 1to MARY WILLIAMS CLUB By Eva Chandler There will be just two more meet- ings of the club this year, one on No- vember 13th and the potluck square dance at the barn on December llth. Mrs. L. M. Mayes will give a book review on the afternoon of November 13th at the Country Club. A good attendance is desired. Everyone should make a special' effort to attend this meeting. The music study club will meet with Mrs. Arch Mackie at two o'clock, on Thursday, Nov 6th. Topic of the day, Mozart's life and music. The Book Club section meets at the home of Mrs. Jack Miles at two o'clock, Thursday, November 20. This is the first rneetin~ of the Rook Club. This section will 'be distinctly w,~rth- whle and all members are a~ked to attend if possible. CATALINA GARDEN CLUB On Friday, November 7th, at 7:3') p, m, is the time set fc,r the ne~ct meet- inv of the Catalina Garden Club. It will be held at the Community Chnrch Hall, so-we are hoping for a real vatb- erin~ of memhers and friends. Erin, all your gardenin~ problems, and all your specimens of c, dd or interestine plauts that you may have. A social get-together will be heid after the business end of the meet- ing, at which refreshments wii~ be served. So come and enjoy the even- ing. LONG BEACH EMPLOYMENT AT HIGHEST POINT FOR 1947 Employmen.t in I~mg Beach is at the highest point for 1947 and shouht increase some during November and December. according to George Toll, manager of the Cal'ifornia State Fan- pl%maent Service. Toll estimates Long Beach's present working population a,t 98,000 as of November I. Pretty Young Shopper: "Are you sure that lhese window curtains won't shrink? I want them for my bed- room." Fresh Salesman: "You should worry, dearie, with your figure" 419 Crescent Avenue Phone 173 212 Metropole Phone 240-W CUSTOM-BUILT SASH- DOORS - SCREENS, BOOKCASES - CORNER CASES CABINETS - SINK SECTIONS INSUROK SINK TOPS - GLASS . GLAZING | i~i~i~1~~i~i~'~~1~}~i~i~}~i~ii~[11111~B~NN~$i~~ # Fully Equipped Twin Engine Aircraft SCENIC FLIGHTS CHARTER TRIPS TO TOYON BAY CHARTER TRIPS TO ISTHMUS CHARTER TRIPS TO CATALINA AIRPORT 286 OFFICE LOCATED IN EL ENCANTO