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ISL I S 14 Eit ~hshed weekly at Av . . ,er, containing t urists and traveler~, on o.t the Light ball, riding, walking. ~ralmng field for the Chicago "Cubs" and Los Angeles "Angels.'; fishing, marine gardens. Unexcelled accommodations. Price, Five Cents VOL. XI No. 8 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1924 ,rry Is''fbythelSANTAf0, " CATALINA ISLAND. IN ALL THE WORLD NO TRIP LIKE THIS! ~,Irs. ~t~~-- husb~ lontN, e cil~ El, so~ e, 'she I v~ ,e. T-BONE OTTO CHANGES DIET TO FISH AND EGGS By Irving Vaughan Baseball Writer of Chicago Tribune Lo, and behold (A miracle has come to pass. The nfighty one has fallen. "T-Bone Otto," king of the bovine de- stroyers, is no more. The man who has made "more ~orphans of calves than Ford has made Henries of tin, has Weakened. The. man who could look a harmless milch cow in the face with an "I'll get you yet" attitude, has changed his habits. Time was when "T-Bone," in his lust for red meat, would gaze at steaks on the :hoof and gloat ove the sight. To him any member of the cow family I regardless of creed, color or previous Conditions of servitude, was (loomed to mastication. "A feast for a king" was the bovine destroyer's stereotyped rapture when-I ever tie ~vould betiold Mrs Cow, her! husband or the children grazing in the fields. Now all is different. The man who] once. ground his teeth when beholding live steak~ in the pasture, now turns his head and shudders at the sight. A feeling of pity o'ertakes him. The blaa of orphaned calves haunts him. In lucid intervals (of which he has many) great droves of ethereal steaks on the hoof pass through his line of vision, and he cringes like a man who, in his sleep, dreams that the landlady is hammering at his door for the last week's room rent that he doesn't pos- sess. The way of the transgressor is hard. How conte this unexpected change in the table talents of "T-Bone ?" Only he himself can answer, and he refuses to be interviewed. Some say that a causual remark to the effect that his gluttonous consumption of steaks was' brin in " 1 g g into his countenance the for- orn expression of the patient oxen, caused him to mend his ways. Under the old order of things, "T- /~one" would ruin three steaks per diem, and on good days four or more. A steak a meal, was his slogan, and his servants became flat-footed bear- ing to him savory morsels of dismem- bered beeves. Now "T-Bone" subsists on one steak 'a (lay, and at times refrains entirely from the practice. It is even reported, but not verified, that during a recent meal at the St. Catherine, he deserted a choice cut and charged into the open, the while beating off the cow ghosts he had conjured up in a moment of retrospection. Haunted by fears of an eternity in ticklish ribs, and where he will be "T-Bone" and "Queen" Are Now In- seperable Friends forced to consmne steaks so big that he can handle them only with a pitch fork, the late "T-Bone Kink" now sub- sists on the following: Fish and more fish, until he wants to swim; eggs and more eggs, that put a cackle in his laugh; lamb, that is restoring the nap to his worn wooly garments; pork, so true to life he can hear the squeal as he runs his knife through a chop; pies, such as Charlie Chaplin never threw; and, lastly, two per meal of Wm. Wrigley's indigestion pursuing P. K's, wrapped by machine and untouched by human hands. Verily, Otto eats everything, steaks excepted. Henceforth "The Hambur- ger Duke." The King is dead; long live the duke! ALEXANDER THE GREAT 'DISLIKES PERSONALITIES TALKS BASEBALLI PAINTS 'EM "LILY WHITE" By Harold Johnson Chicago Evening American Future greats of the curving reahn may gather a world of wisdom from the utterances of Grover Cleveland Alexander on his thirty-seventh birth- message to the young Americans who aspire to fame on the firing line, he l expressed the belief that he'll still be 'piling up victories in the National lea- !gue five years hence. 'Young pitchers who are ambitious to rise in the profession should keep their eyes and ears open every instant they are on the field or bench," declared Grover the Great, while tuning up his salary arm on "Wrigley field. "Too many recruits entering the majors are guilty of overzealousness right at the outset. They try to throw nothing but strikes past the batters, not real- izing their error." Too Much Work The Old Master paused a moment to point out his brother, Ray, who for i two years has made his home on Cat- alina Island, " and who is ahnost a [double for Grover. ~ "There is an example of what too Imuch hard pitching will do at the i start of the training grind," continu- 'ed the Cub ace. Back in 1915 Ray, i who at that time had as nmch 'Stuff' ]on the ball as I possessed when I first reached the majors, was shipped from the Phillies to the Paris club of the Texas league. Two days after report- ing he was sent against the St. Louis Browns in a spring practice game. For I twelve innings he pitched great ball, bearing down all the way, naturally anxious to make a good showing l against a major league teaJn. The next day he could hardly lift his arm. I That exhibition terminated his career as a hurler. By G. W. Axelson Baseball Writer of the Chicago Even- ing Journal Dear Mr. Editor--It is more in sor- row than in anger that these fair and unbiased comments find their way to your sanctum. They are also contribu- ted in the interest of truth and justice, both of which cardinal virtues seem to be lacking among some of your con- tributors. It has become painfully evident that certain members of the Fourth Estate have been unable to overcome their primary instincts of befouling their ~own nests. Glorious sunsets, turquoise blue overhead, the music of the birds and the fragrance of the flowers mean nothing in their sordid lives. We pause to ask why they should, taking into consideration that their warped intellects have been feeding so long on moral dump and drawn their inspira- tion from the gutter? The writer abhors personalities, and therefore shall indulge in none. He shall merely state the facts, such as have come to his notice through forced association. Having passed their checkered careers under many aliases, few would recognize them were their right names given. Thus let a kindly veil be drawn over their past--as for instance that sojourn within those somber walls which serve as a retreat for those who work o'nights. It was there where one of your most valued contributors got his real start. He not only learned the useful trade of confining the tobacco to the wrap- pers, but his thrift and foresight en- abled him to acquire a competence that has stood him in good stead when the "black queen" looked him in the eye in the heart game. i Passing the plate at the somewhat I [compulsory servlce, he learned that a !penny saved is a penny earned which i accounts for the magnificent apart- ]ment building on the south side of Olive Oil Rub [Chicago, on which he pays taxes. "I am not a believer of too muchi His erudition also can be traced to massage on the arm, regarding this as lthe association of those of the literati, l injurious. Before taking nay turn on who in their spare moments whiled the slab I usually undergo a light rub away their time in toying with the with olive oil and wintergreen, just broom corn and the last. Thns it enough of it to heat the arm so that ' happened later on that President Wil- (Continued on Page 2, Column 1) (Continued on Page 2, Column 2) l i