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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA Published Every Thursday at WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON - CALIFORNIA o. ERNEST WINDLE - Editor and Owner CHAS. H. SMIT, H - - Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance). Three Years ......................... Five Dollars '(Only When Paid in Advance). One Year .............................. Two Dollars Six Months ...................... One Dollar Three Months ...................... Fifty Cents Single Copies ........................... Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising 50c per Inch, Each Insertion. 500 Inches During a Period of of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners lb~ per Line, Minimum 25c Entered as Second-Class Matter March 31, " 1914, at the Postoffi~e a't Avalon. Calif. Under the Act of March 3, 1897. The columns of the Islander are open to the geheral public, on any of the fol- lowing su~ojects: Local Politics and Gov- ernment, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news intgrest will b@ greatly appreciated, BH~[~$~$$t~j1]~N~E~f~ff~f$f$M~ii~i~p~H~$~$~ "A man that hath friends must show himself friendlf' APRIL 16--The American Clipper starts Hawaiian fliqht from California, 1935. 17--A new comet discovered by M. Coqcjia and by Swift, 1874. 18---San Francisco, Califor. nia, destroyed by fire and earthquake, 1906. _~ l~---The first gasoline auto in the U. S. operated by C. A. Duryea, 1892. ~30--Governor Ellis of North Carolina seized the U. S mint at Charlotts, 18151. 31--TI'~ U.S. Marines landed at Vera Cruz to preserve order, 1914. 3S---Oklahoma was first opened for settlement, 1889. @ w~u M$1i$l$11ilill$1tHlUSHIIIl$111111[NlU$1illllillllllllliHIHmlHHSg$tll$ili$flflg q~he first negro ever appointed to the Federal Bench has been named by the President to a judgeship for the Virgin Islands. His name is William H. Hastie. He is from Tennessee, and a graduate of Amherst and Harvard. o- With 305 fatalities in January and 206 in February, the total for the two months was 511, an increase of thirty- five deaths, or 7.35 per cent over the 476 killed in the same period last year by automobiles. Ti'e- all machines down to 40 miles per hour and stop the slaughter. ------O---- -- The glass-bot.tomed boat M. S. Phoenix, of the Wilmington Transpor- tation Company's fleet, is at the com- pany's terminal at Wilmington, under- going reconditioning. She also will go into drydock at the yards of the Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation for cleaning and painting, and then return to Avalon ready for spring and summer business. Metal Highways England is experimenting with a highway surface made entirely of met- al. (_.)lie of the advantages claimed for the metal road is that it is virtually impossible to go into a skid on it. READING EACH OTHER'S MINDS l want to congratulate The Islander very warmly on ,the article of last ~,eck quoted from Edwin Teale in Popular Science Monthly. O)nly a portion of the complete article appear- ed last week. We look for the re- mainder this week. In that article the question is: "Can We Read Each Other's Minds ?" In consideration of that question the writer gives several tests, with re- suits that proved very little or noth- ing, positively. His most important s.tatement was in the last words of last week's article. Speaking of the tests he says: "They have indicated that everyone has some telepathic abil- ity and that a few people are espe- cially gifted." Here is the point: The few people who are specially gif.ted can and do see and experience things to which others of us are totally blind and un- responsive. Telepathy has now gone far enough to create a very high probability in its fay'or. I believe that we are on the verge of discovering that certain peo- ple specially gifted, with souls in harmony, can communicate with each other in some such way as light trav- els through space. The important thing seems to be the harmony and agreement of the two personalities. So much for telepathy. It gets very close to the whole doctrine of the an- swer to prayer, and if we once admit telepathy, answers to prayer become more and more assured. Clairvoyance is a gift. The word means "Preternatural knowledge, as in a trance." This does not mean that it is not altogether natural to some individuals, but it does mean that thus far we have found no natural expla- nation for it. ttere let us pass by all those cheap and doubtful pretenders who hang out their shingles and give" readings for money. Let us travei with Myers, president of the Society for Psychical Research in London, and the late Wil- liam James of Harvard;. also, Alexis Carrel, the Anrerican winner of the Nobel prize for Medicine. These men have accepted the basic claims of clairvoyance and telepathy as valid. This is not a matter to be left in the hands of charlatans and quacks, or calculating dames with showy wigs and conspicuous earrings; but the re- search should be made by scientists, and the discussion should be carried on in such journals as the I'opnlar Science Monthly, aided by such papers as our Islander, in giving the findings wider publicity. John Barron Toomay. O" A CORRECTION In the issue of the Catalina Island- er of March 25th there was a para- graph in an article by a local writer which stated that "the new milliou- dollar theatre and shopping arcade in Palm Springs has been closed for lack of patronage." Information comes to this office that such statement was an error. It appears that "this is not a million-dol- lar theatre bu* is a part of the new million-dollar Palm Springs Plaza de- velopment, which covers a total of approximately three acres in the heart of the village. It was 97% leased by the completion on January 1st." Our informant adds: "I am very much pleased to report that it is considered one of the most successful develop- ments in any resort area in the United Statesi" The writer regrets that the state- ment referred to was ov'erlooked in a hurried checking of the correspond- ent's copy, and therefore has to as- sume responsibility for its publication. We realize that whatever is for the benefit of any portion of California is also in a measure of benefit to every portion, and are sorry that any word disparaging such an enterprise should appear in these columns. W'e are glad of the opportunity to make this apology and correction. Chas. H. Smith. Associate Editor. Oo Earl Hite spent a few hours in Av- alon Sunday--arriving at noon and de- parting at 4:30. - i i AMERICAN BOY I OLLINfi ---- Troop I, ,4 __ .__-.--- J'ROUND AVALON Met monday even: Scout headquarters. with Salute to the Flag.. By Norman Wall Boar Patrol receivedte" .... . a~ ;l~nog l~tai sPsa~tr p1 Things I see and think about while h " "sau lba~sfOt strolling along the esplanade: ing Court of Honor. A burst of music always greets Just then, with a your arrival at the Island. It is athe whole Camp pleasant welcome and a sample of came in. They were the hospitality vou'lI find here. When freshnrents and we i they say "in all the world no trip music by Scoutmaster like this", it's true, for there is no Chellberg. place like this any.where--none with such color, such flaming contrasts and spectacular heights and depths; such fantastm and beautiful formations. the mountains of the Island loom gi- gantic, dramatic and remote against the flaming sunsets. Their peaks point proudly to the brilliant blue sky; the steanler, passing, seems a toy from these lovely Santa Catalina Island mountains. There is an enchantment about this Island--it is thrilling be- yond description. Yet it brings you a peaceful happiness that is infinitely restful. Do you. have one week, or three, or a month, for vacation? You can plan an Island trip to exactly fit your time and purse. The Breath of Avalon Speaks A good listener is always admired by the one talking. Clarence (Doe) Brooks will bring his tribe of :/oungsters May 12th. They will, as usual, take on all base- ball teams of the Pacific Coast. The reports have it that this coming group will be the best we have ev'er seeu. Victor McLaglen of Hollywood vis- ited, bringing two horses and hunting at Eagle's Nest for pastime. Left for Hollywood Sunday. The professional .W,e wish to thank helped with the swell ]'he meeting was Oath and the Bened Scribe, CITIZENS MILITARY TRAINING Due to a larger the Citizens' this year the quol ees at the compared with 101 and 965 trainees m points to a finer ca1 point of the many by the young men. Leading citizens hamlet in the State a: the Citizens' Military and are enthusiastic the fine work they jects of the camps gether young men all parts of the b. privileges, of American self discipline and o them physically bY,e life with athletics ot ; ducted under expert people, both movies and radio, love the Enrollments are Island, and come when they can. A from su.itable young letter mentioned that Ben Bernie will ages of 17 and 29 3. visit soon to play a few rounds 'ofbe conducted from golf and also stated that the Island's golf course is the best he has found on all his travels. If you do not know--*Iarcus Guest (Oscar (;riftitn's stooge. No. 1) was winner of the American Legion Cup in their recent golf tournament. Wil- liam L, Maxwell won the nnttens-Ll3 strokes on the 18th hole. Mrs, RusseA Maupin makes the best home-made bi'ead in Avalon, and Mrs. Laurence Gaylovd, the best spaghetti. And do I love them? The very polmlar John Lazar will open his Ioott empormm May 1st, to take care of the hungry summer vis- itors. Art LaShelle's dog "Chang" alwa)rs stops to be recogmzed, and won't move until I do, then goes on his way. Thank you, J. E. of San Diego, for your letter. A dishonorable discharge from the Army, Navy or Marine Corps, does not necessarily banish one from tlleir_native country. It does, however, deprive one of his citizenship and all its privileges. Does this an- swer your question? If you listen to the Los Angeles baseball games every day o~"er KFAC, you will hear the voice of Art Glee- son--"That Boy from Avalon". Plans for the 1937 American Legion 19th District Pilgrimage are under way. The boys will journey to Avalon the Presidio of and Fort MacArtt fantry, Cavah'y, Coast A.rtillery tralr in the Basic, Red, courses. For further info: cation concerning tary T'raining should apply to sentative for the manding officer of they desire to The daily papers liner Cabrillo will service early in Jl mington at 9 a.m., the Isthnms and a: about 12:30. She on the return trip rive at Wilmington said the Catalina docking for about May 5, by the June will go into the Catalina. Two ceived from the Game of the Commercial 48. The first, by is entitled seasonal Change on June 12th and 13th, it was revealed ifornia Sardine last week. Mark W'illiamson, of while the second, bY, Mark's Coffee Shop, is director of en- covers "Fishing Local tertainment for the event. My late father's very good friend, Meredith P. Snyder, four times Mayor of Los Angeles, died suddenly. His son, Ross Snyder, who was killed in the World War, was a schoohnate of this writer, and Win. Nierendorf of the Tropics Cafe. When born, 'tis said Oscar F~arl Griffith's weight was 5}/2 pounds. Now look ! A letter from Ted Scoll, a former Avalonite, now of San Francisco, tells of a few things he misses : Quote: "Things I miss seeing and hearing from A valonites : The Forgeron Brothers' strong, good laugh; Paul Whalen's skippity-hop walk; Art LaShelle's pipe; Mac Guest's sto- ries with gestures; Joe Guion's never- mussed hair; Oscar Griffith's slim itornia Sardine.' waist line and Moore trying ceremonies ; Moricich's super Todd's Photographer Syd wiuning one of marble games; th; Mangum's album Ernest Windle's ever-present cigar ; Harry Fremont m just a few of the tt~ I will be back to swell fellows, becaUSe they are." Why not make ness ? It will pay See you next