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at Avalon. Santa Catalina Island. Califnrnia A.valon's Laining the local news of this wonderful Island of the Light Tackle Club, an organization of Baseball training field for Chicago "Cubs." Avalon: Year round mecca for tourists and travelers. Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, rid;.,g, fishing, hiking, ma.rine gardens. Unexcelled accommodations. AVALON, SANTA CATALINA 16LAND, CALIFORNI# WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1931 VOL. XVIII NO. 1 II BALL SUCCESS a~d Many ti~e evening the at the Avalon appear- equent coaled that it Orchestra, Chef Jeffer- from the And weren't i~t cute ? skers, in won- steadily into until it be- not hold harem., sweet ;trapping sen- tell your for- er on horse- when- a wonderful a wan- ueer looking large and a sur- which the o hold up or a washerwom- drying rack, aall, clowns, kid just one beau- Iler, and arrow, faces on a bride and gentlemen faces con- and a, a wandering ~Saeks, and so there were, eat floor was >Scopic col- good time it is some- b a happy with entranc- "King" the bills-- but for the march was complete room to ac- lrching in some job best cos- es. Gradu- corps of ae prize ollowing Were announc- repro- Goods case set. Russian Catalina dish. Span- acRae 6. Column 2) BELL TO MAKE ANOTHER FIGHT FOR THIRD BASE; HORNSBY NOT WORRIED By Ed W. Smith In a personal letter to the writer, Lester Bell makes a game stand for the season of 1931. He is going to put forth a determined effort to re- gain his standing as one of the game's great third basemen and seems to think it is a certainty he will be in the starting line-up of the Chicago Cubs when the bell rings for the first game of 1931 season. Bell is coming out here in advance of the main squad of the Chicago out- fit and will receive some earnest at- tention at the hands of D,r. Spencer, eminent bone and muscle specialist• After that it may be known exactly what is wrong with Lester's '%1' pow- er house." It's either in the shoulder or a kink in the elbow. Anyway, it has been of such a nature as to pre- clude the young man's throwing ,with any accuracy or power, therefore his services to the Cubs were practically nil. The player thinks that the annoy- ing little twist somewhere in his arm can be ironed out easily by some eagle-eyed and trigger-fingered spe- cialist who will give him a little time and exert the necessary patience. The Cubs were in the winter base- ball meetings suggesting this trade and that one with various other mag- nates but nothing in the way of a third baseman was offered. This is such a rare bird that any magnate possessing one clings to it like a long- lost brother and is unwilling to part company a't any price. Hence the Cubs failed to get a successor to Bell, who came originally from the Cardi- nals as one of the best third basemen in the business. But Rogers Hornsby, new manager, isn't worrying much about the posi- tion. If Bell should not come through as expected• and be able to take a regular place, Woody English, who- was recently married to the girl of his dreams, will be available for that spot. But Woody is such a corking good shortstop and is needed so badly in that place that it is difficult for a. manager to reinforce one spot at the cost of another. And good shortstops are about as rare as good third sack- ers. They have a new idea in their fine new baseball park in San Francisco, where the Seals and the Missions will disport during the coming Pacific Coast League season. There are to be 20,000 seats in the new pavilion and not one of them will be covered by a roof. This is an experiment en- tirely new in baseball. Not even the grandstand will have a cover. This will be especially interesting to the Cubs, who are to play there dur- ing the spring practice period. At Wrigley Field, in Los Angeles, play- ers always complain that in the late afternoon the sun casts tricky sha- dows over the field because of the pe- culiar construction of the grandstand and what they consider its wrong position geographically. The old park in the Bay City was (Continued on Page 2, Column 3) MR. WRIGLEY ENTERTAINS By D. Scott Chisholm in Country Club Magazine Lankly Eddie Lawrence, golf editor of the Los Angeles Times, proved himself a golfer of no mean ability and power when he ran away with both low gross and low net trophies at a special golf tournament of three days' duration held under the auspices of the Southern California News- papermen's Golf Association at the Catalina Island Country Club last month. The short Island course suit- ed Eddie to a nicety and the lovely texture of the greens responded to his magic touch with the putter. In fact, Eddie won his laurels and shot his grand 71 chiefly through his un- canny power with the putter. If he missed a ten footer on one green he'd make it up by dropping a 30 footer on the next. Herb Krauch of the Los Angeles Herald, a lusty golfer with an all too liberal handicap, made a valiant at- tempt to catch Lawrence but his score of 73 was just two strokes short of the Times scribe and so he had to be content with second place. Maxwell Stiles, the true stylist of the organiza- tion of golfing scribes and a very ret- icent chap in all he says and does and writes in his Los Angeles Examiner golf. column, played the game of his career to hole his final putt for a gross 80. His 20 handicap gave him a net 60 which put him somewhere in the prize list. Maxwell is one of those sort of chaps whocontinually msists that the handicap committee cut his allowance--justlike Herb Krauch and Bill Smith and Paul Low- ry and a lot of other philanthropically minded souls of the order, who repre- sent the" final word in bashfulness and banditry. Verne Wickham came all the way from tl~e Long Beach Press Telegram where he holds forth as golf and also as dramatic editor, to cop first place in the pitch and putt contest, robbing the worthy editor of this publication and your correspondent of that signal honor. However, Verne got a lovely piece of empty Indian pottery, while Paddock and I got ditto only full of ? ? ? ? ? Mrs. George Cecil Cowing, the prepossessing wife of the illustri- ous president of the Southern Califor.- nia Newspaper Men's Golf Association and golf critic for the Pasadena Star News, took home with her the blimt bogey prize for the women folks, while Mrs. Sherman A. Paddock led the fair ones in the pitch and putt contest, her grand 36 leading a pow- erful field of contestants by no less than 4 strokes. It is needless to say that Mrs. Paddock, who only recently took up golf under the able guidance of Harry Pressler of San Gabriel, comes to golf in a natural sort of way, the wise counsel of her talented husband, the worthy editor, adding much to whatever store of golfing knowledge she may have possessed in days gone by. Before she got mar- ried she used to live on the same. street as a girl whose brother once qualified for the Wisconsin amateur championship. Search below and you'll find the full results of this Island tournament. Over 40 of the scribes and their (Continued on Page 6, Column 4) Sunshine Psychology MOTIVATION By the Editnr Several students of psychology have stated that they are unable to tirol much infornmtion regarding breathing or motivation in their textbooks. O~e of them wishes to know where such infrmation can be obtained. Answer: The information is Widely scattered. For instruction on breath- ing we have read books and maga- zine articles on physical culture, mus- cular development, athletics, singing, voice culture, poise, "Breathing '.tO produce sleep," "Breathing to If+e," etc.; also, we have made some study of the Yogi systems. Woodworth's "Psychology," the revised edition, dis- cusses "Motivation," Thomson's book, "The Springs of Human Action," also deals with problems of Motivation. Students of "crime motives" may find several interesting social problems in books and magazine articles dealing with the snbjeet of Sociology. Many psychologists who write text- books are so interested in their stim- ulus-response theories .that they seem to have overlooked the possibilities of heat, moisture and motivity as factors in the studies of human emotions. They tell us a lot about "will," and v01ition; determination and intuition; instincts and "senses"; but little has been published anent the problem as, to why persons unable to control their:. breathing mechanism are also persons. often designated as "rattle-brained," persons highly impulsive, "unreason- able," and who often find themselves in difficulties with their own emo- tions and the powers that move them to action ! Oxidation --particularly that branch of it that relates to "Why we Breathe," should be of interest to every man and woman aiming to train and produce behavior patterns that in- dicate human efficiency. su.s.mt psvc~ot.oGv Quite recently the editor received a' letter from a prominent Eastern psy- chologist. The letter contained the following paragraph: "I am glad to get hold of that passage from James (quoted in this column several weeks ago) on relation of breathing to fear. I have found that when I am 'in the dumps,' it helps to throw out my chest and stride along proudly taking the bodily attitude of one who is master of all he surveys and perfectly confi- dent of success in his undertakings." SUNSHINE PSYCHOLOGY Every human being has his "off days," days that find him "down in the dumps." And it is surprising hov$ a little attention to breathing bright- ens the horizon, stiffens the spine, ex- pands the chest, clears the vision, etc., if the oxygen makes the right sort of contacts-! Here is an example: Last week the editor and a couple of friends started by automobile to Mt. Whitney, pass- ing through Darwin, Stove-Pipe Wells, Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, Barstow, etc. Travelled about 700 miles in three days. However, dis- tance means little to men who are motivated to cover it. It was Sunday morning. Behind Continued on Page 2, Column 1)