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February 13, 1924

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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA T,E PUDLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AT WIN:~)LE'SPRINT SHOP AVALON CALIFORNIA __~-- E. WlNDLE. EDITOR AND OWNER SUBSCRIPTION RATES, IN ADVANCE ONE YEAR ......... Two DOLLARS SIX MONTHS ..... ONE TWENTY-FIVE THREE MONTHS . . SEVENTY.FIVE CENTS SINGL.E COPIES ....... FIVE CENTS .... ; i ADVERTISING RATES DISPLAY ADVERTISING SOC INCH, EACH INSERTION. SOD INCHES DURING A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS, 35C PER INCH* LINERS tOG PER LINE, MINIMUM 2EC. ENTERED AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER MAR. 31, 19f4, AT THE POSTOFFICE AT AVALON, CALIFORNIA. UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 3, 1897, THE COLUMNE OF THE IILANOER ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUmLIG* ON ANY OF TH~ FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ; LOCAL POLITICS AND GOVERN MLHT, FISHING, HUNTING AND CAMPING, ITI~MII OP LOCAL NEWS INTEREST WILL BE GREATLY AP- PRLCIATED. (A Science Service Feature) TEST YOURSELF Introductory Article You differ from your friends in what you can and do accomplish. Do you know just how bright and alert you are? Beginning with this article The Cat- alina Islander Will give you a chance to find out by printing a short weekly TEST YOURSELF. Submitting to this test will be as much fun as doing a puzzle. Mental tests are being used in schools, factories, offices, and colleges. You may be called upon to take one when you apply for your next job. Your children will be given them in school. Thousands of men in the army, dur- ing the war, were classified by intel- ligence tests, and Edison used a spe- cial kind when he applied his famous tests to college graduates who applied to him for jobs. The tests to be published will not tell you all there is to be known about yourself. They will not make you your own psychologist. Applying mental or intelligence tests and interpreting them is just as much a special profes- sion as the treating of the sick. Pro- fessional psychologists are employed by factories and offices to attend to employment and personal problems, just as physicians look after health conditions. Schools have specially trained psychologists to examine the stttdents. The same tests cannot be used on every one. Bricklayers and stenogra- phers do not have to have the same qualifications, and cannot be judged by the same standards. Many qualities are not yet measurable by psychologi- cal tests. A person may fail in the tests and still be valuable to his busi- ness or firm because he is pleasant ancl a good mixer. The weekly TEST YOURSELF in- augurated on page five will give you some idea.of this new method of rat- ing human capabilities. The prize winners in the 1923 photo contest will be announced in these col- umns next week. Almost one hundred dollars in cash will be given to the winners. February II to 16, is the campaign for the Avalon workers of the Catho- lic Charities, The solicitors will call on you for contributions. LATE LITTLE NEWS NOTES On Monday afternoon there were at least a dozen youngsters in swimming near the pleasure pier. Watch for next week's "Test Your- self." It is quite interesting. A puzzle with an educational motive. The cherry trees back of the St. Catherine hotel are in full bloom. That means that spring is with us. Your donation to the local solicitors will help the Avalon delegation of the Catholic Charities to make their quota. Well, we are all looking for that visitor who "makes rain." A few drops of rain would not hurt anyone in Southern California at the present time. The lumber for the board walk from the bath house to Pebble Beach is al- ready on the job, and will be put in place immediately after the rip-rap wall has been finished. The first contingent of the Chicago Cubs is expected here next Tuesday. The training field is all ready for their arrival. The athletes will be quartered at the Hotel St. Catherine during their six weeks training on the Island. A couple of barge loads of building material arrived here last week from Wilmington for the Santa Catalina Is- land Company's projects. The mater- ial is taken to the different sites for use immediately it is unloaded from the barges. The attention of the Board of Trus- tees has been called to a recent addi- tion made to a bungalow on Descanso avenue, where the property owner had built "out to the property line." The question of the legality of the said "improvement" is now before the Trustees for their consideration. Meadow larks have been sounding their melodious whistle about Avalon for several days. One morning last week we counted over forty, in one flock near the summit of Avalon Hill. Captain Hugh MacKay informes us that he counted over 200 in another flock Sunday morning. The birds evi- dently are migrating. We have received a number of re- quests for Islanders dated January 2, 9 and 16, 1924. We are entirely "sold out" of these issues of the paper. If any of our regular readers have copies to dispose of we would appreciate them very much. One reader in Flor- ida sent an order for three copies of each issue. Thank you. Musical features of the services at the Community Church (Congrega- tional) last Sunday were solos by Mrs. K. F. M. Cleaves and Ralph M. Hey- wood, and congregational singing ac- companied by Miss Elizabeth Mac- Lean on the piano and Louis Passar- elli on the cornet. At the close of his morning sermon the pastor received word that Mrs. Richards, state presi- dent of the W. C. T. U. of Ohio, was in the congregation. Upon his invita- tion she went to the platform and de- livered a very interesting impromptu address. A very attractive Lincoln program featured the session of the church school last Sunday morning. Subscribe now--S2 .per year. MR. WRIGLEY SAYS: I believe in newspaper advertis- ing. I spend about a million dollm a year for newspaper space to tell the world about the goods I have to sell. Nearly everybody reads the pa- pers and they are the most effect- ive medium to reach the buying public quickly and often. TONIGHT! LEGION MEETING! Regular meeting of the Avalon Post No. 137, of the American Legion, v~ill be held. at 7:30 p. m., sharp, tonight, Wednesday, February 13th, at the City Hall. Many matters of extreme importance to every member will be taken up. Let's have one hundred percent at- tendance. Secure your 1924 member- ship cards. Allot this one evening--just a por- tion of it--to the Legion. Make it a point to be there. Commander Mulcahy will deliver one of his short but impressive talks on the "Sahara Desert." He will have several camels on hand for demonstra- tion. "Silent" "Oscar Griffith promises to attend and cut all speeches of at~bi- tious orators, short. Bring in any recruits who have seen service in the recent World War, and are eligible and desirous of obtaining membership. AS BAD AS LOS ANGELES Several of the property owners on Descanso avenuehave asked the edi- tor to call attention to the speeding done along that street by tha opera- tors of delivery wagons. One property owner stated that a boy driving a de- livery wagon dashed down Descanso avenue at a "thirty-mile clip." Officer Bates stated Saturday that the speed limit was "twelve miles an hour" on all side streets, and particularly on narrow thoroughfares where children are playing on the sidewalks in front of their own homes. Auto drivers are also requested not to exceed a limit of eight miles an hour on Crescent aven- ue if there are pedestrians using that thoroughfare. Drivers are also re- quested to observe the turning buttons at street intersections. WRIGLEY'S STOCK IS GOOD INVESTMENT The annual report of Win. Wrigley, Jr., Co. for 1923 has just been issued and shows the biggest year's business in the history of the company, and ex- cellent earnings with ample capital and reserves to meet all possible contin- gencies. Wrigley stock is now listed on the New York and Chicago stock exchang- es and shows a dividend yield of about 7~ percent at present prices. Spearmint gum has made a mint of money for Mr. Wrigley and his origi- nal associates, and the recent increase of stock will admit of many more stockholders in the Spear Mint. The stock can be bought through any broker and present quotations are around $39 per share. It is rumored that a number of changes in the ownership of Avalon property will take place during the next sixty days. GITCHEE GUMEE CAMP GIRLS HOLD MEETI Chhdng to the president sprained ankle, the meeting of Camp Fire Girls was postponed Fehruary 1st to the following February 4th. M~ss Katherine MacKay After the regular session dancing was indulged in, and a ant time had by all. On Friday the 8th, the Camp Girls held their regular meeting, Elizabeth MacLean being in After the regular meeting the again practiced old-fashioned The following letter was from the Tuberculosis praising the work of the Gumee Girls of Avalon in their efforts in the sale of stamps : My Dear Mrs. Belcher: Replying to yours of the 15th beg to say that I think the work by you and your Camp Fire connection with the sale of our mas seals was really wonderful, i can not tell how much we same. To the members of the Gumee Fire I wish to express th~ cere thanks of this association, beg to say that they can feel that their work will result in benefit to a number of poor who have heretofore lacked nourishment to enable them to off the dreaded disease of Very sincerely, A. S. Harris, treasttrer~ MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR EX-PRESIDENT WILSON, In Scout meeting last night, memorial services for dent Woodrow'Wilson were held, taps were sounded', At the time his death Mr. Wilson was Vice-President of the Boy Scouts Am.erica. The big "Scout rally aaxd Court Honor has been postponed for a or two. The first-class Scouts made a last week to the Troop clubhouse Willow Cove, and report good in repairing it. It is hoped that a bit over-night hike can be taken soon. During the week from February to 15th, the Boy Scouts of are celebrating their fourteenth day anniversary. On Friday the at 8:15 p.m., each Scout in the States paused and reconnnitted to his Scout oath and law. Scout leaders believe a very future is in store for Scouting the confing year. Good progress has been made~ Troop No. 1 since its organization May of last year, and Mr. states that the boy~, are very much terested in the work and that the work has been thoroughly done. Mr. S. C. Peterson, has been ap" pointed a Deputy County Registrar, Persons desiring to register for the coming municipal election can now do so at the City Hall. Mr. Peterson is in the Public Utilities department. Workmen are now clearing off the brush at the west end of Falls Canyon, so that a number of homes can be built for people now occupying the property in the rear of Villa Park.