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weekly at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California. Avalon's official containing the local news of this wonderful Island World. Official Avalon: Year-round mecca for tourists and travelert, of the Light Tackle Club, an organization of sea-angling sportsmen. Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, riding, walking, training field for the Chicago "Cubs" and Los Angeles "Angels." fishing, marine gardens. Unexcelled accommodationa. Price, Five Cents WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1924 VOL. XI No. 4 SANTA CATALINA ISLAND: IN ALL THE WORLD NO TRIP LIKE THIS! -] SIMPLE SCIENCE [ MR. SIKE OLOGY By'-~-OW. By Miles Overhoh, in the "Peoples"i (WOW is a professor of chemistry at Magazine for December, 1923. a large university.) They did as the professor tokl them, L SUGAR. I anti the resuhs were astonishing. I Most humans and others have a . t Phrenology is the art of feeling m ai pancreas. This controls the amount of man s pocket and then being able to! sugar we can digest. Some folks seem to have a lot of pancreases, especially young girls. We should be very care- ful not to injure our pancreases. The ancients didn't have sugar, so they had to use honey. Dogs and tell what is in his head But psychology is worked out alto-[ gether different--you put something i . ! ntgs, aan athSe)e;odu kegaarSettldganf! wait for it to hatch. r worth and give 'era trial," Dug said. "Put me down for two dollars' worth, and have it good and fresh," I said. But the professor, he said he wasn't doing no retail business that way. He said he was a kind of a distributor and we'd have to agree to take a ton of it, or something. And after that we kind anti so- of got together in a financial cial sense, agreed [ Yes, ma'am, Mr. Musgrove, he to teach us how to operate psychology without nobody knowing it--how to i shift the gears and when to put on the rapher at the Palace Hotel, which read : Dear Old Man Mr. Wortham: You better look out or the first thing you know you ain't going to have two darn good cow-punchers working for you. Them two hard-working boys, Dug Turner and "Hap" Hazard, can earn six or seven times more money any- wheres else. From One Who Knows. We waited a few days for that threat to kind of sink in and scare the old man half sick, but he didn't seem to lose hardly any sleep over it. Still, Dug thought he could notice a few more lines of worry and care around the mouth, and the old man didn't seem horses and ants all like sugar, so I suppose we inherited our sweet tooth from the lower animals. The oldest man ever found was "Pithecanthropus erectus." He had three teeth, all sweet ones. No one seems to know just when sugar started, but some think it began in India There are many kinds of sugar, such as cane, beet, maple, white, brown, yel- low, loaf, icing, etc. The first eight are found in almost every home, except maple. This is found in the country. It's just about the same as the other seven kinds, only it's colored with smoke, and tastesof maple trees. Therefore it's nicer. Cane and beet sugar are used a great deal. Most people can't tell them apart, except grocers. They can just look at the name on the bags and tell at once. AnOther way to tell is to watch them being made. In one case they squeeze the juice out of the sugar cane, and then purify and boil it down till they get nice crys- tals of sugar. In the other case, they just chop the beets up and let the juice come out of itself. It seems glad to do this, especially if you give it SOme water to slip out into. Then they do about the same as with the cane juice, and we get beet sugar. Hence there's really no difference between them. The other five kinds are a little dif- ferent. Some are colored. When the color is taken out there's no differ- ence. The difference between loaf and icing sugar is because icing has a lot of starch in it, and loaf looks nicer for afternoon teas, and it doesn't spill so easily if you get nervous. At Melbourne, January 29, J. O. An- derson won the singles lawn tennis .championship of Australia by defeat- mg R. E. Schlesinger 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 5-7, 6-3. In the doubles, Anderson and Brookes defeated Gerald Patterson and Pat O'Har Wood 6-2, 6-4, 6-.3. i emergency brake, and everything like that, and it wasn't long till we were Of course this won't work with some[ all ready to try it on Old Man Wor- wooden-headed folks I know, because i tham to see what could be done about all the ideas that would hatch from " I adding a few little particulars of wealth thetr heads would be wooden legged f - to our parched and thirsty wages. And a wooden-legged idea wouldn't First we went and got Henry Sykes hardly pay expenses, to come over to the ranch and say to to eat as often as he had been eating before. But he didn't say anything to us about our wages being so small he was ashamed to look us in the eye, or any- thing. We figgered he would kind of hint it to us right at first, looking But with others it works first rate. And I ought to know, because Dug Turner and I, we tried it out and she worked. Yes, ma'am, we got hold of this here psychology idea from Professor Mus- grove, who came to Gait and gave some fine speeches about the psychology in- dustry, explaining what a fine crop it was if you only knew how to tend to it, and all. Only he wasn't selling the seed. Because you can't plant psychology seed out of a sack, or anything. It ain't that kind of a cereal. You have to plant it with words and actions, the profes- sor said, which didn't sound no ways reasonable to me. The only thing I ever had helped to plant with words and action was Ed Fletcher, who went and leaned too heavily against a bullet which was in a hurry to get some place. So after the customers had wended their weary way out of Eagles' Hall, where the speech was held, why, Dug ~and I, we went up to Professor Mus- grove and we asked him some ques- tions with sharp points all over them. "This here syke ology, now--will it work on an old man like Old Man Wortham, or is it for hired men like us ?" Dug asked the professor man. "Psychology has possibilities far be- yond the belief of the average man," Professor Musgrove said. "Properly applied, psychology is the greatest force in the world," he told us in large words. "Will it raise wages ?" I asked, intel- ligentlike. "It will do anything, once you know how to practice it," Mr. Professor told US. "Well, FI1 take a couple of dollars' the old man, in a kind of an accident- down at the ground at the time to al voice, he said: awful!keep fronl blushing, and work into the good"Themworkers,tW boys,ain,t now,they?they'reThey,ll be i subject gradually., And he .-~outd have, I reckon, if something hadn t happened up and leaving you one of these here . , . I to get his mmd onto less painful topics. days I reckon they being so gooo, anu ~r ...... , ' ' I zle went aria mreo. a movie cow- all.' , !puncher with curly hair and several We kind of expected the old man to . ...... t acres oi teem---one ot them Close-up- turn pale and grab hold of something [ .......... - -I pers wnn a glatl Snllle anti no Drains. t to keep front toppling over at the oare, , .. ......... ..... 't i a~ways nouce mat me glauaer a guy ts, thought of such a thing But ne atan i the fewer brains he has and the less do anything like that hardly at all. I reason he has for being glad. That's No, ma'am, Mr. Wortham, he up and t psychology, too, if anybody takes the said, in a shaky voice: !trouble to ask you. "If you happen to see 'era going rall Yes maam that there Harold Hand- away from here in any of the seve /so-- " ' .......... i me close-uppea nls way rlgnt lntome directions we have in this, climate. .............. ; ,, . :I vital statistics ot tJl(1 ~vtan wortham please don't try to stop them sald "I ........ ' ,- in i you'o nave mought he was a long- !iiii~iiiinM(t tsi~We~a~ilibe~[tgs~id~eii~nwli ~ca~t~haeSnhti~t Iihie]~n~i~i~y 1o~:~ b .... o ,_ _ ~ was. He was plumb lost on a brone, acK to menry OyKes. " ~'" .... di-coura-ed The' anyway. If he was a cow-puncher, I ~ut we alun t gets g . . , ., .. I told Old Man Wortham why, I was protessor,ne sam we wout(l run up t ,~ . ' Doc ~oue I sald against little obstacles that way, but we ' ' mustn't expect too much in the begin- ning. Psychology, he said, was slow, like Dug Turner, but powerful and sure, like me. Mr. Musgrove said we had to plant little germs of thought into Old Man Wortham's head, and after a while,! why, he would up and raise our wages without a word from us. But, shucks, we said we didn't mind using a few words once in a while. Es- pecially if they would make psychology But Mr. Wortham, he said he was pretty certain I wasn't Doc Coue, be- cause, he said, I wasn't getting any better and better. This here pretty boy, whose working name was Alf Green, but who didn't tell hardly anybody about it, told Mr. Wortham that he was one of the ablest cowhands in any direction from a given point, and Mr. Wortham, he went and believed it. 'Tve been looking for somebody that easier to take. If words would sugar-knows a few things about cows and coat the dose, we said we were per- horses for quite some time," our boss fectly willing to act as a couple of su- said "I got a few hands here now that gar bowles, think stock is something you wear on So we went and had a letter written the hands and feet. What I need is to Old Man Wortharn by the stenog- (Continued on Page 2, Column 1) II