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! [Shed weekly at Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California. Avalon's newspaper, containing the local news of this wonderful Island publication of the Light Tackle Club, an organization of sportsmen. Baseball training field for Chicago "Cubs." Avalon: Year round mecca for tourists and travelers. Boating, bathing, golf, tennis, baseball, riding, fishing, hiking, marine gardens. Unexcelled accommodations. F'IVE CENTS AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1933 VOL. XX NO. 18 BASEBALL FOR CATALINA PROBABLE ieving in baseball as the national md looking into the future youngster of today playing ~ol ard and on the vacant the star of tomor- tilip K. Wrigley, owner of the Cubs and the Los Angeles ~, is working out a plan to de- YOung players on Catalina Is- idea is to invite mainland teams to come to Catalina to an Island team of rook- Part culled from the Angels, part from promising new ma- coach will be on 'hand the youngsters, giving them nity to learn real ball. In Wrigley expresses it, 'haltraining for ,non-profes- or embryo material. teams will have a chance ete against the more experi- and, more important have the advantage of the a )rofessional baseball said. "T'he fans, seen, like to see young- and try to judge for them- future possibilities that they Also, it is practically every ambition to play real -~r the eye of a professional can show him 'his weak how to overcome them. has several desirable an- first place, I believe that 'hit the right idea in young players. We want as many rookies as possible seasons.. We can form a YOungsters not yet good Class A baseball, 'keep Island all season, strong semi-pro teams to them. Doubtless we will develop some rookies that will turn into major 'ers. And further than that, qng that the plan will be a junior baseball." plan of, retaining a hYoungsters now under con- e Angels, and using them form the nucleus of a Cat- team, to meet in daily teams frojn the main- gly endorsed by fans. In Wrigley's mind is his Hop your own material which he is applying extensive and varied bus- ~Sts. ~y will pay all expenses team and also those ng teams, including the professional coach. Fif- ng youngsters, who lack ee to make them Class I1 be recalled by Mana- velt of the Angels and sland for the remainder A schedule of games rranged that will keep the every day of the week, ex- lay. - Island has always been le "Isle of Sport". Daily no doubt bring a large fans to the Island who see the youngsters play. Catalina Island a ining of future major no doubt in the on page 6, column 4) CONGREGATIONAL MINISTERS' RETREAT HELD AT AVALON By Donald F. Gaylord According to the Rev. John Barron Toomay, genial Irish gentleman, who is also the minister of the Comnmnity Congregational Churc'h, this is the twenty-first occasion on which the nfinisters of the Southern California Congregational Conference have en- joyed the patient hospitality of the people of the Avalon Church in the graciously camouflaged vacation which has assumed the title of "Annual Re- treat". The Retreat program took off aus- piciously on Monday night-- at the Church, with tremendous enthusiasm evinced, first by the choir of tile Church in their Cantata, "The Prince of Life", and shortly after, with irre- sistible contagion, by the clolh conth> gent and their various cmnp followers. Despite the ministers' having arrixed in a semi-sonmolent condition, as tile price exacted by Easter's annual op- lmlent effulgence, the choir of twenty- four voices was not to be denied. They sang with a finish and a whole- souled vigor that enraptured the audi- ence, so completely beguiling them from their former cares that a lanky fellow called "John", with a tinge of Erin in his accent, was overheard re- marking dreamily to his neighbor that he would have to try to get some of them into his church choir. The or- chestra added much more than mere numbers, giving evidence of talent quite unsuspected on a desert isle. And, of course, everyone knows that choirs are not born perfect, nor even born at all; they must be made by the untiring perspiring inspiring of a di- rector. Verily, the Avalon choir lead- er must have never grown wearv in well-doing. We wish to congratulate the Church ! In addition to the choir, there was some other program during the week, t'hough mostly golf. It is re.grettable that ministers will play this, in spite of their apparent acceptance of the maxim in regard to the other part of their lives that they must show at least some FITNESS for the profes- sion of the ministry. Incidentally, it is rumored about that two gentlemen who live nearest golf courses at 'home --one in Claremont, and one in Santa Barbara--proved an old axiom about the attainment of perfection, by re- ceiving some Catalina pottery as prizes for the scores they made. The other two features of the week were the Wednesday and Thursday noon luncheons--the first at the Church, wit'h all the superabundance which only ladies who have served meals to ministers before know how to supply; and the other at the Hotel St. Catherine, where all forget much of what they have put into various ser- mons about the profit motive, and try to look as though they ate in such places every day. Due to an unreasonableness in church members, who never have been convinced that ministers really need a vacation, it is necessary, of course, that there be some program of a quasi-intellectual nature, to avoid the appearance of the week's being mere- ly an extra vacation, rather than a week of intense study and profound (Continued on page 6, column 3) "GOSSIPING EYES" By Mickey Ahern Lying in bed this morning, dreaming of the good old days when I had a steady job, and we had plenty of doughnuts on the table, and I could look the world in the face--what a happy dream--a pounding at the door; loud cries in several languages: "Von Kipper--Erin go Braugh--Viva l'Am- erica." I arose hastily, and quickly reposed, blushingly, as a figure rushed into the homestead, and up our five stairs, and stuck a Cremo, or a cigar anyway, in my awe-stricken mouth. "Youzah! A boy, I say . . a b--o--y! A baseballer, a gawlfer, a inventory-taker . .. that's many reasons for such excitements", says he, as I quailed and reached deftly and slyly for a big brogan un- der the bed with O'Sutlivan's heel plates strongly fastened on both heels. After promising the perspiring, ex- citing personage that he could play with my eight-year-old son's bottle caps, or indoor baseball, I queried soothingly: "My dear, palsy, palsy.. my countrvman . . .my contemporary, and FRIEND...vas is los (in good Irish) ?" He says, "Can't you under- stand English . . . am I not clarity it- self.., more than new beer even, and not that old home brau. ?. My good wife she is a Mother today, al- ready . . . this AM at 6 PM . . . I, am also a Father--a poy, boy... 6 and ONE-HALF POUNDS Fahrenheit, honest scales, not pork butchers. A BOY--A BOY! You dumbkopf Irish- er. "Oh, Oliver Murphy Greenbaum," I ejaculated, or something like that. "Wot a joy--I mean what a boy-- gosh, GREAT . . . GREATER . . . (and as he stuck out his chest) GREATEST! Have another el ropo, Mick," and I'll be darned, he was so excited that my prompting made him hand me another cigar. "Call him Mickey, please," I begged, but he drew up his 5 ft. 4 inches of majestic figure and responded: "And how, I esk you .. . could it sound nice... Mickey Patrick Greenbaum . . . nay, nay, and it will not be Lucas, after his con- stable uncle, or Oscar after his Danish uncle, or either after that Wayside Inner--Roadhouse. We will name him ~ater--Oliver, Hoi'aee, Percival, or some good mannish name. Good-bye, Irisher--and you might, huh, give me a little free ad in the "Islander", eh? I don't want I should pay that Judger Windle for an ad about Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Greenbaum now having a fine boy, at the Catalina Hoslfital, Avalon, California on April 30, 1933 with that good Dr. Bussey slapping me on the back and Dr. White, that Dentister, trying to sell me a set of teeth, al- ready. So long, Irisher . . . we coun- trvmen must stick together[ Bye." And he exitted and I'm smoking one of the stogies now and getting sick. Sunday, the Amazons from the mainland invaded Catalina's shores, and instead of plates, cups, and potato mashers, they brought along mas'hles, niblieks, drivers and mid-irons., yep, those lady golfers for the Tournament held Monday and Tuesday. Sunday was devoted to Scotch four- somes, with the men of the Island pairing up with the visiting ladies, and (Continued on Page 10, column 1) IP Sunshine Psychology MOTIVATION AND OXIDATION By The Editor 'Tother day Captain Jim Bates and Jim Shaw, both well. known Avalon residents, had an argmnent on the merits of gland rejuvenation.Jim Shaw said he had a friend thathad been very nmch improved by "goat glands". "Why, I have a friend who went on rhe operating table for a goat gland rejuvenation," retorted Bates. "Wasn't it a success?" asked Mr. Shaw. "Sure it was a success," snickered Bates. "They gave him 'monkey gland' secretion and all he's done since, is to sit on a park bench to scratch his back and eat peanuts." 'SUNSHINE PSYCHOLOGY " 'My wind !' How often I hear that lament. Girls, boys, men and women, all come to me and complain about their wind. Well, there's a reason. Your wind is what you :hake it-by in- telligent breathing and proper condi- tioning. "You can't smoke a lot of cigar- ettes, stay in stuffy, gas-filled rooms, breathe improperly in foul atmos- p'here, neglect your physical status, and then have good wind. You've got to do your stuff--breathe deeply, and breathe pure ozone." The abov'e is an excerpt from an ar- ticle by Coach Dean Cromwell of the University of Southern California and published in t'he May 25, 1933, issue of Street and Smith's magazine "Sport". Continuing, Coach Cromwell writes: ..."As an example, take the famous runner, Eddie Tolan. He did things both before and during the Olympics, didn't he ? "Well, Tolan knows what makes the wheels go round! He takes his deep breaths at the beginning of the race, then breathes normally right on through. Perhaps there are times when he holds the finish, but this is brief. Then he tears right on through the tape, and proceeds to take his deep breaths at the end. That's when he throws off those poisons which have been generated by fatigue. Now, all this is simple enough, if we only. take time to master it. But my ob- servation is that not all persons know how to breathe. They just make a stab at it and call it a day. They couldn't make a more serious mistake. Breathe properly all day--every day. ... We 'have to breathe, whether we like it or not . . It's what makes the old wheels go round." If the reader refers again to the first paragraph it will be noticed that Dean Cromwell advocated "INTELLI- GENT BREATHING", which, of course, means to breathe with con- scious attention to the task of remov- ing the poisons from the body. Don't leave YOUR breathing entirely to the automatic .reflex system! Your auto- matic responses may function normal- ly while you are sleeping, but during the period of wakefulness, when you are constantly swallowing air in mo- ments of worry, anxiety, suspense, as- tonishment, awe and fear, the intesti- nal tract and blood stream are under an emotional strain and require a lit- (Continued on page 2, column 1)