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PAGE TWO NEW DISCOVERY MAKES SEA NAVIGATION SAFER By Science Service Washington, March 12.--Hitherto unsuspected facts about ocean currents, knowledge of which may prevent many shipwrecks along our coasts, have been brought to light in recent investiga- tions by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, according to Lt, Com- mander G. T. Rude, chief of the divis- ion of tides and currents of that bu- reau. Contrary to the belief of mariners, a local wind creates a current setting not in its own direction, bnt in a di- rection about fifteen degrees to the right of the wind on the Pacific Coast and about twenty degrees to the right on the Atlantic Coast, a long series of observatiofis have shown. "The importance of this," Comman- der Rude explained, "lies in the fact that a wind blowing parallel with the coast produces a current which may, tend to set a coast-wise vessel on- shore. For example, a vessel bound up the Pacific coast with a following 60-mile wind will overrun her log, due to wind-driven current alone, by one and two-tenths knots per hour and be set in toward the land fifteen degrees on the average to the right of the wind direction. "While from Ekman's theory a de- flexion to the right in the northern hemisphere is to be expected from theoretical considerations, due to the earth's rotation on its axis, it is modi- fied along the coasts by the configura- tion of the bottom, bottom friction, and the form of the coast line. There- .... fore wMle a general law may be given of the general current produced by any given wind velocity, observations are necessary at intervals along the coast, particularly well in-shore, to de- termine the actual velocities for that particular locality. On sailing lines for coastwise navigation, however, the general law will hold with sufficient accuracy for practical results within five to twenty miles off-shore. "It has been found," Commander Rude said, "that the velocity of the wind driven current varies fairly pro- portionately with the wind velocity and is about two percent in knots of the wind ' velocity in miles per hour on the Pacific coast and one and a half percent on the Alantic coast. "In practice, however, it is necessary to take into consideration the combin- ation of this wind-driven current with the periodic tidal current, the direction of which changes constantly in a ro- tary movement. The velocities of this type of current vary with the chang- ing phases of the moon on the Atlan- tic coast, while on the Pacific coast the principal variation in velocity, is due to inequalities brought about by the declination of the moon. Catalina--"in all the world no trip like this." "KEEP ON KEEPING ON" When a traveling companion re- marked to William Wrigley that he could "save money" by cutting down his advertising, Mr. Wrigley re- sponded: "We're making a fine trip on this train. How much progress do you think we should make if they took off the locomotive?" VOICE FROM THE EAST TALKS ABOUT T. B. OTTO (Continued from Page 1, Column 4) gle is some broadcasting station. With kindest regards to yourself, and all the natives, Bill Killefer and the army of hard-working ball players, I beg to remain, Very truly, HARRY HOCHSTADTER. (F.ditor's Note--Thanks, Harry, for the letter. We are sorry that yon could not come to Avalon with the Cubs this year. We failed to meet your "Mr. Lingle" when he was here. We have met your good friend, Mr. A. T. Packard, and find him a very estimable and good-natured visitor. Did you know that Mr. Packard is a golf expert? We understand that he found the horse shoe that your horse lost last year while you were on the mountain ridge! That, possibly, ex- plains his success as a baseball writer, golfer and entertainer. Irving Vau- ghan identified seven golf balls that Mr. Packard found in No. 3 canyon. He said that three belonged to you, two to "Whiskers" Neiley, and two to "Chick" MacLean, all of which were lost last year. The scribes leave for the mainland next Thursday, and our next issue will be a "peppery one.") "RELIABLE" We'd rather be reliable than beauti- ful. We'd rather be reliable than al- most anything else because reliability is a quality which comes in handy in any situation you can imagine. You hear folks say, "Let's take Bill hunt- ing. You can always depend on him. He's reliable." We once heard a man say, "If I was going into danger I'd rather have Jack with me than any- body on earth. You can rely on him." What reliable means is just this--that you would be there in a pinch. Renew your subscription to The Catalina Islander, $2 per year. The St. Louis Sporting News is o,~ sale at Windle s Ne~s Stand. STORM WARNINGS Flags with perpendicular lines, Red; small squares, Black ; other flags, White. NOTICE OF ELECTION Notice is hereby given that a Gener- al Municipal Election will be held in the City of Avalon-, California, on Monday, the 14th day of April, 1924, for the following officers: 3 members of the Board of Trustees, for the full term of four years, City Treasurer and City Clerk. There will be one voting precinct for the purpose of holding said election, the boundaries of which said precinct are the exterior boundaries of the City of Avalon and the polling place shall be and is hereby located at the City Hall on the Westerly side of Metro- pole Avenne between Beacon Street and Crescent Avenue in said City of Avalon, and the Board of Election ap- pointed for such general municipal election is as follows: Inspector: John H. Wegmann. Judge: Mrs. Marguerite Fisher. Clerks: Mrs. Lucille M. Ellard, Mrs. Theresa A. McKay. The polls will be open between the hours of 6 o'clock A. M. and 7 o'clock P.M. Dated March 3rd, 1924. ETHEL D. KILGOUR, City Clerk of the City of Avalon. Uncle Pennywise Says: It all depends on the man. Some would rather starve than beg; others would rather beg than work.--Louis- ville Courier-Journal. RA Wednesday, March 19 Lionel Barrynmre, in the famous stage play "diM, THE PENMAN" A story of the intrigues of the money market. Also "THE BOAT" Thursday Evening, March 20 Wm. Fairbanks in an actional drama of East and West THE BROADWAY BUCKAROO Also "LOOK OUT BELOW" Friday Evening, March 21 Robert Elliott in "THE RANCHER" A thrilling story of the forty-niners. Also "UNEASY FEET" Saturday Evening, March 22 Betty Compson in THE LAW AND THE WOMAN An intensely dramatic and appealing mystery drama. Also "FIGHTING BLOOD" No. 4 Sunday Evening, March 23 Viola Dana and Eva Novak in "A NOISE IN NEWBORO" She made New York sit up, but home folks wouldn't take their feet off the stove. Also "DON'T PLAY HOOKEY" Alto INTERNATIONAL NEWS Monday Evening, March 24 Margurite de la Motte in "THE BROKEN GATE" A false step of a girl--a rural setting ---a beautiful story. Also "IN DUTCH" Tuesday Evening, March 25 "BISHOP OF THE OZARKS" A stirring story of a great love--and a great hate--A typical Ozark mountain narrative. And "OWN A LOT" Also INTERNATIONAL NEWS Wednesday Evening, March 26 Lon Chaney and Wesley Barry in "BITS OF LIFE" A satire comedy-drama of real life. Also "THE BALOONATIC" PRICES--28, 39, and 50 Cents. Children under 12 in First Section 10c ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES ELECTRIC LIGHT GLOBES STAND LAMPS PORCH LIGHTS CEILING LIGHTS Motors for Sewing Machines We Are Agents for ROYAL ELECTRIC CLEANER THOR WASHING MACHINE ELECTRIC VACUUM CLEANER J. M. FLANNIGAN NEW BUNGALETTE BUILDING 607 CREBCENT AVENUE ! THE CATALINA PAIN Ladies, do you know tl ASPIRIN TABLETS will relieve almost any pain "visits the human body, that they are absolutely less? AVALON DRUG 405 Crescent Avenue Curios and Sou Look for the Sign of The Big Curio $1 H. D. MacRae Co. LYLE PENDEGAST Attorney at 1031 Title Insurance Building Los Angeles Phone, Main ERNEST WINDLE Notary Publ I-IEal Documents Promptly ilaaauted News Stand,Opp. Boos Bros, The AVALON Care Dan Ostolch, Proprietor 403 CRESCENT AVENUE Good Food, Well Cooked and Neatly Served. Marcel Waving BEA UTY PARLOR HOTEL ST. CATHERINE Open All the Year (Sub Lo'by) Phone for MISS E. DUNMAN Avalon, O. W. COLE Painting, Decorating 201 Metropole Avenue Avalon, California Watch Repairin Jewelry of All Kinds Repaired H. R. WHARTON H~tel St. Catherine Curio Shop Fll EDERICK BAKEII r Attorney at Law 1021 C. C. Chapman Building Broadway st Eighth Broadway 7es~ Los Angeles, Gab Your Wants smoothly attended to at the Atwater Hotel Barber Shop Billie Price, Proprietor Sumner Avenue. Avalon, California