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THE CATALINA ISLANDER '~AGIC ISLE' STAGES SURPRISE FOR HOME AND EASTERN !~ ~': VISITORS I)elphia Philips in Costa Mesa Courier After all, though the slogan has be- COme trite to us, Wrigley was right. There is not in all the world a trip like it. The Commuter, having tra- Veled but little, and therefore being ready with an opinion as most folks are who know little of their subject, believes it more than ever now, though She was always enthusiastic about the "--Magic Isle." For there is something magical about this bulk of an island Cast up from the bosom of the Pacific; a serene, elusive, mystical something that no one can define but that the most cloddish person feels in some degree. Santa Catalina staged a surprise for her devotees last Sunday, aided ar{d abetted by Nature in the way of a thick fog. The sun was shining brilliantly at the Wilmington Termi- nal when we set out. The white Steamer "Catalina" was looking her fairest and even the jazz orchestra was alluring when the prospect was so en- ticing. A big, happy, but curiously quiet crowd filed on board the beauti- ful ship. An energetic little tug jerk- e(I us around, and we slipped ahnost Iloislessly out through the lanes of docks all crowded with steamers from far-away ports. I believe I have never seen a throng 0f people who looked so happy. Per- haps they had some premonition of What was in store for them. But a few miles out our sunny sky became OVercast with fog which hung over us all the way, the sun now and then l~eeping warily through. We couhtn't hell) feeling disappointed, for to some of us even a little outing such as this is extremely rare, and we had been S.3 hapl)y over the sunshine. A toqrist from ,Massachusetts was l~ar~icularly disappointed, for she was leaving for the East soon and this was her only oppc,rtunity for seeing Cata- lina. But a weatherbeaten m~rn in front of us SllOke reassuringly. "It "~'ill not be foggy when we get there," he ann~,unced confidently. We listened With inner reservatiorrs. We had heard predictions before and state- ~ents that had not proved true. But nothing couht wholly dampen %r delight. The Catalina moved so Snaoothly, and the air, though fresh and invigorating, was not cold. The Sea was so calm that only the motion ~f the ship revealed the deep swells that rythmically rose and fell under her keel. At last, there loomed through the fog the vague outlines of the island. ~Ve smiled a bit cynically. We were right on the edge of the Bay of Ava- lon, and now what would the prophe- sying man say ? But he was as cahn as the sea itself. Through the cur- ttontlnuela on Page 10, Column 1) NEWS OF KFWO (Continued From Page 1, Cohtmn 1) on an harmonica--no, sir! And Mick- ey is a Friday nighter, henceforward! The well known tenor, Mr. Haroht Procter of Los Angeles, was so good as to give of his splendid voice over KFWO on Thursday night, and the telephone at the Mott residence rang continuously, people asking: "Who was that, singing?" Mrs. Parker's fourth chat on the wonders of the Pacific Ocean, its varied occupants, was as usual, a great success on Thursday evening. Judge Windle's Thursday night continuation of his informal dis- cussion on psychology, went over as "b!g" as .usual. The energetic Major llOmts with pride to the fact that M1 of his artists appearing over KFWO are making distinct successes, as pro- ven by the hundreds of letters, spec- ifically mentioning the names that ap- pear in this article. On Sunday, Miss Louise Messenie of Chicago sang sev- eral delightful songs during the 12:30 tn 1:30 P. M. hour of KFWO on the air. Miss Messinie is a "regular" on the Chicago broadcast programmes. Miss Hewitt's quartette, Mesdames Hewitt and Williams, Messrs. Wil- liams and Patterson, is particularly liked by the enthusiastic followers of KFWO all over the land. Harry Dif- fin, the indefatigable, is making ar- rangements with several of Avalon's generous merchants whereby these gentlemen are goin~ to club together and subscribe a sufficient sum to have two Avalon Nights per month, from 10 P.M. until midnight. On these oc- casions Jess Franklin and his splendid co-artists will be the feature of the evening, assisted bv others of our very excellent local talent. THE CATALINA ISLANDER SOCIAL AND PERSONAL Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Polhamus re- turned home last week after spending a month visiting on the mainland. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Harris and daughter Vivian are visiting Mr. Har- ris' parents at Van Nuys fur a few clays. SOCIAL. AND PERSONA~. Mrs. Frank Burgess and daughter Dorothy. are visiting Mrs. 1';. ~Vindle and Mrs. W. Barr at Los Angeles for a few clays. SOCIAl. AND PERSONAL A dispatch from "Sunshine Terrace" states that Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Ahern and family commenced their vacation Monday. Mickey said that he wasn't particular about taking a va- cation for himself, but he thotlght the baby was oht enough to visit such like places as Yosemite Park, Mount Wil- son Observatory and the Wrigley Baseball field in Los Angeles. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL The Ladies Aid surprised Mrs. J. H. Wegmann at her home on Mctropole avenue, Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Wegmann are leaving the Island soon and intend spending the winter in Los Angeles. The afternoon was spent in sewing and games. Dainty refreshments were served, and a pleasant afternoon was enjoyed by all. (Otller personals on page 7) Grocery and Market 116 Catalina Avenue d [ l PAGE THREE We are Thankful for the privilege of serving the people of Avalon, and for their con- tinued patronage. t- -0 Our store will be closed all day Thanksgiving. S. Dry Goods / Broad St. at B, next to the TAVERN CAFE WILMINGTON, CALIFORNIA Special Rates (with garage) to Catalina Business Men and Tuna Club Members Telephone Wilmington 263 JOHN Y. LAMBERT pment Easy Terms if Wanted 9 EAST END OF CRESCENT AVENUE J