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January 11, 1933

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JAN. 11, 1933 PAGE NINE FRONT SEATS B Bv \'V. E. Allen iolog{cal Feature Service Year's Day I attended the of the new nmnicipal swim- POol in San Diego. Since I ar- rather early 1 had ample oppor- to see many of the people at- to think about what I saw. considered, it seemed to me 'One of the best natured and or- Crowds 1 have ever seen. For tson its exhibition of some of of human beings as things was all the more impres- the first things I noticed was seats of the "bleachers" occupied. Off hand, one to commend the en- and foresight of these people willing to give extra time for a good chance to hear and to see the demon- as connected with dedication opening of the pool. It is as well as of human that an unclaimed right be- the first to take it, no one would deny that Ople had a right to their seats. the occupants tmderstood at their right to the seats in- s right to unobstructed views speakers and of the pool. The of the seats indicated officials held this view. At of my arrival, nearly all side the barrier were occu- many people were filling the n spite of this filling, those tacitly respected the rights of ated by keeping away from space in front of them. appeared that every one con- lnderstood that certain rights to those seated. after my arrival one or two dren moved from the aisle stood to a place slightly in one or two seats. A little lat- Vere pushed somewhat farther children. Gradually one or women were involved in Shortly afterward a as well as children were along the whole front. Fi- the time the speaking began front of the seats was so that no one could see TRUE WESTERN ItOSPITALITY AT Hayward l~avorite in Los Angeles) SIXTH AT SPRING BEST BEDS" BEST SERVICE EST LOCATION BEST RATES for the Business Man fient for the Tourist I~ates $~.00 up. Pitg ' Whistle. Coffee Shop e FRYMAN, Prop Y C. Wagener I~tis&ell H. W&gener ~ ~anagers / through. Then people seated on the first row began standing on their seats. This action wits immediately imitated by those on rows behind them nntil m~st of the people having seats were using them fur standing. Sb, with no ill will apparent ou the part ,,f any one, hundreds of people were good hmnoredly robbed of their just rights in the full light of day, in the presence of thousands of their fellows and of the city officials. The essential point in this episode is that where conflicts in interests ap- pear, human beings behave just like other animals, most of them taking such advantages as are yielded to them readily or yielding such advantages as their fellows seem disposed to take and hold. There is a series of reasons why i believe such tendencies in be- havior to be natural (or even unavoid- able) in all living things, but I men- tion them here because they so plainly show one of the lll3ny reasons why I10 cur(all can be found for many of the ill adjustments appearing in hnman relationships. Self-styled "technocrats" and other quacks entirely ignore the features of opposing choices and conflicting neces- sities in the living of lives of individ- uals or of groups when they claim to be able to regulate human affairs and relationships on a basis of calculated values. If a good natured crowd like this can SO completely destroy all rights and values without ill intent what can we expect when those of evil intent get into action? At the very beginning of attempts at regula- tion according to calculation there is likely to be confusion because of dis- agreements in the calculations of dif- ferent "technocrats" themselves. Nor are they less likely than we to be swayed by their own desires, choices, and prejudices. For they are human and animal just the same as all of us. : O! Where We Get Our Naznes for the Days of the Week Two of the days of the week get their names from two different plan- ets, five from gods. Sunday is the. day of the Sun. Monday is the day of the Moon. Tuesday is named after Tieu, the Norse God of War. Wednesday is named after Wodeu, chief of the Norse Gods, who was be- lieved to have led the Norse Gods in il struggle with the Gods of Ice and Frost. He conquered them, and, with the help of other gods, fashioned the Earth. the Sun, and the Moon. Thursday is named for Thor, whose chariot of brass was supposed to make the thunder. Friday is named after Freya, wife of Woden, Queen of the Gods, and God- (less of Love. Saturday is named in honor of the Roman God Saturn--the father ~f Ju- piter. -- :O:---- Our Adler Column helps. Try it. AVALON CHURCH SERVICES Catholic--St. Catherine's Masses at St. Catherine's Catholic Church are now being held at 7:00 and 10:00 a.m. each Stmday. Christian Science Society A Branch ef The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, holds Sun- day service at 11:00 a. m., Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday even- ing services at 8:00. Reading Room open 2 to 4 o'clock on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Sunday School room, Church Edifice, East Whittley Avenue. Subject Jan. 8--Sacrament. lit Community--Congregational Sunday services--Chnrch School at Dry Cleaning, and Pressing S. C. I. Co. Laundry Dept. Work called for and delivered. One Day Service if Pequired. Terms Cash 105 or on thrulIour Call Office--] 15 Catalina Ave. : : : .. ": . :....: .; ; : --":" .~~ Tarpon, Tuna, Deep Sea or Ocean Reel FOR SALE BY H. D. MacRAE COMPANY, AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND TUFTS-LYONS COMPANY, LOS ANGELES B. H.t.DYAS COMPANY, LOS ANGELES NEW YORK HARDWARE TRADING CO., Los Angeles, California OR ANY OTHER DEALER, OR DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURF.R vom 92 FULTON STREET, NEW YORK The largest manufacturer of Hand-Made Rods, Reels and Tackle of every dcscrlption in America. CATALOG NO. 18__172 PAGES___ON REQUEST ESTABLISHIED 11~i57 THE AVALON TRANSFER CO. BAGGAGE CHECKED AT YOUR HOME TO DESTINATION Storage-- Packing and Unpacking M. L. JAMES TLEPHONE 16 IF INTERESTED IN AVALON SUBSCRIBE FOR THE ISLANDER IF INTERESTED IN AVALON SUBSCRIBE FOR THE ISLANDElt f Ashaway Original Cuttyhunk 1 A Famous Line For Big Fish Holds most of the important world's rec- ords for the largest ocean game fi~h tak- en with rod and line. ASHAWAY LINE AND ToWINE MFG. CO. Ashaway, Rhode Island Fishing 9:30 a.m. Worship and Sermon, !0:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Mid-week service ~, -....M Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Everyone f % cor(~iallv invited to all the st:rvices. I AVALON, CALIF- PHONE RICHMOND 6|71 / -- :0:-- I PHONE AVALON 507-J I"e'gLoSSO'ANGELEgFD'OWER ST. ~i AVALON PUBLIC LIBRARY l RAY C. WALL, REPRESENTATIVE OF / Avalon Branch of the Los A~geles County Ptfbl,ic Library, in Atwater Ar- )V EI',IIOL' | L cattle, is oI,Lm every week (lay from 2 FUNERAL DIRECTOR t to 5 and 7 to 8:30 1/. m. .-- ,/