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t'AG SIX THE CATALINA mE ER Published Every Wednesday at WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON, CALIFORNIA ERNEST WINDLE, Editor and Owner CHAS. H. SMITH -- 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 .......................... FiiW Cents Single Copies ........................ Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising 50c per Inch, Each Insertion. 500 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners l Oc per Linez Minimum 2Sc__L Ent~-S~e~-ffa-i:l~2~ ~sr--fff 31, 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, CaliL Under the Act o[ March 3, 1897. The columns of the Islander are open to the general publicl on an~t of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Polittcs and Gov- ernment, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. CITY BONDED DEBTS The city of Avalon had a per cap- ita bonded indebtedness of $150.12 at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1930, according to a study ot the bonded indebtedness of two hun- dred and seventy-Ire municipalities in California, recently completed by Cal- " " r ' ifocma "laxpaye s association. Total bomls outstanding for the municipal- ity at that time were $284,775. Pop- ulation of the city, according to the 1930 census, was 1,897. Avalon having the 177th from the largest population in California, rank- ed 64th as regards total bonded debt, and 4th from the highest in bonded debt per capita. Total bonded debt of the 275 cities studied amounted to $413,665,832.34. The association, in a study made pub- lic a short time ago, found that the total bonded debt of the counties of California amounted to $445,363,534.78. The cities of Bell, Maywood and ~/est Covina in Los Angeles county; Laguna Beach, Plaeentia, Tustin and San Clemente in Orange county; Am-. ador, Jackson, Sutter Creek and Ply- month in Amador county; Menlo Park, Belmont, Lawndale in San Ma- teo county; Maricopa and Tehacapi in Kern county; Patterson and River- bank in Stanislaus county; Willow Glen and Alviso in Santa Clara coun- ty; Loyalton in Sierra county; Em- eryville in Alameda county, Rocklin in Placer county, Soledad in Monte- rey county, Blue Lake in Humboldt county, Parlier in Fresno county, Fort Jones in Siskiyou county, Crescent City in Del Norte county, Point Are- na in Mendocino county, and Hercu- les in Contra Costa county, had no bonded debt at the close of the fiscal 3,car. The ten cities having the largest t,,tal bonded indebtedness in Califor- nia were: Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, Oakland, Sacramento, Pas- adena, Stockton, Santa Monica, Bev- erly Hills and Glendale. --:o:-- BARGE FISHING GOOD Seventy-nine yellowtail have been caught so far this season by those fishing from the barge anchored near White's Landing. Many of the ang- lers caught their fish at night, using live bait. Good sport was also had with the barracuda. For the past few evenings the enthusiasts have landed from twenty to thirty barracuda, using cut bait. A number of the visiting yachts- naen drew along side of the barge so that their guests could enjoy fish din- ners u;nder Captain Earl Wood's mot- t~,, "You catch 'era, we'll cook 'era." MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES (Continued from rage 1, column I) our sons, of our girls, in high school and college. It was my privilege to be of some service, and comfort, to many of them over there. And with tear wet eyes, I have read the names of many others of them on the little white nlarkers placed at the head of their graves. Others of them ministered to nle while in the hospital. One there was whose feet had often been under our dinner table, a class- mate of our eldest daughter. They called hinl the chemistry shark, in college. He rose to be gas man, for the Sixth Division. He would laugh at the danger as he opened and tested enemy gas shells and bombs. He came thrtough without a scratch, only to be killed with his bride, in an auto wreck on their wedding day. I will not say they are dead, they are just away. With a cheery smde and a wave of the hand, they have wandered into an unknown land, and left us wondering how very fair it needs nmst be, since they linger there. And you, oh you, who the wildest yearn, for the old time step, and the glad return, think of them faring on as dear, in the love of there, as the love of here. Think of them, still the same, I say, tlley are not dead just gone away. That for which these boys fought, came back decorated for some deed of valor upon the field of battle. We look upon them as special heroes, as being above their fellows.Did it ever occur to you that thegreatest deeds of valor, the greatest conflicts, the greatest victories ever won, have been those where man has fought with himself? Moral battles, moral victories, are far greater than physic- al, and it takes a far bigger man to win them. The trouble with us today, is that too many fail when put to the test, we 'lackmoral strength. Too often ambition to secure social or political position, to anlass wealth, weighs more with men, even those who have been "decorated" by being placed in positions of trust, and re- sponsibility, by the:t: fellows, than does honor to that flag, respect for law, and regard for the well being of their fellows. The most important contribution that c'm be made to this world's pro- gress, by any man, is that of a sound nloral character in politics, in busi- ness, in the professions, in the great industrial and engineering enterprises the greatest ability that can be brought to their service, is reliability. For some time past we have been stress- ing the material, to the exclusion of the moral and spiritual. Today the leading business and ed- ucational minds are a unit in holding that moral and spiritual values must once more become assertive. They Lincoln ? No one made a living; they [ often think that pensation that can e man, will be to see come, how they have lives for good; have tal ill giving to the or woman. What come into the life be shown the develop, along lines, the lives who we:e member--God will re at our hands. I am not a colb school man, but to high school and to nlen uates of the have taken amas college of hard it, and I am asking ousness, if it is not greatest things you school days, quired from vou received tact with great, le! It was thew yours ; their love love, their courage courage, their devO! your devotion, ened your life to life touch what you are todaY. The world today. that for which they sacrificed their are insisting that if the youth of today the indomitable spirit lives on their country's altar, is not are to succeed in the most intricate it is doubting so~e yet fully accomplished. \hat we social, business, professional and in- in view of the rece call the great war is over, in so fardustrial life the wo~,ld has ever el-men in prominent that no more do men march in battle formation. No more do they huddle in the trenches to escape the enemy gunfire of shot and shell. No more do we see the long line of stretcher 'bearers bringing back the dead and wounded from the front. No :nore those awful hospital experiences. Peace is said to reign. But does it? The conflict between the forces of right and wrong, between the forces forces of righteousness, on on eside, and the forces of sin, on the other, between capital and labor, between those who stand for law enforcement and those who have only disregard in the world's history than it is today, and nowhere is this becomin~ more pronounced than it is in this our own our uniforms out of the moth balls, and get back into the fighting line, if we would maintain those principles so dear to the heart of every true Amer- ican. During the days of the war we talked patriotism, but more than talk- ing, we lived it, exemplified it in our every day life, speech and acts. The boys of the impressionable age fol- lowed our every step, watched every act, listened to every word. During the days I was speaking for the Red Cross and Liberty Loans, I would often come across a group of boys who would have the map of Europe, tacked on the wall of their room, or dug-out, the map full of colored pins, showing the location of the soldier boys from their immediate vicinity who were over there. Their heroes. I shall never forget that awful Sun- (lay when it seemed as if nothing could check the German advance. That great gap in the lines held by the R. R. Division. The superintend- ent of bridges and buildings, of one of our great railroad systems, a close personal friend of mine, and I, were standing together in the great crowd collected before the large bulletin board, in the city of Pueblo, Colo., reading the messages flashed upon it. Laying a hand on my shoulder he said, "Mac, I have three boys right in that gap, and much as I love them, I had rather they never came back, than to see the Germans break through." It was that spirit of willing- ness to sacrifice, on the part of those at home, and the knowledge of it, in the hearts of the boys on the other side that won the war. You can't teach patriotism from text books, you must live it. Have we forgotten the spirit of the war days ? Arc we showing the world that same spirit of sacrifice and patriotism? We look with pride upon those who perienced, they must be trained in and known to possess sincerity, hon- or, patriotism, thoughtfulness, a rec- ognition of the rights of others, and a zeal for justice. If our schools and colleges are to turn out young men and women pos- sessing these essential qua!ifications for success in their life wc, c~,, _. c-n be done only by having the oroper class of teachers and 'professors to teach them. You can't teach honor, sincerity, honesty, patriotism from text books. They can be taught only by the teach- er or professor living them: It is practically useless to talk ideals unless we live them. It takes life to pro- litical, business you Call scarcely We are today crisis, the world's history. can successfully We are faced lenge for leaders come to any peo measure up to th the fall of our as certain as th will be greater other people, or ua history, for we will er height. The stability out" government duce life. You can go into the lab- on the motives oratory and make an egg that will people, and today pass all tests of boiling, frying, cake- of the country nmking, etc., but it won't pass the su- p,'eme test--it won't hatch. You can talk morals until doomsday and get nowhere, but live morals and you get results in the moral life of those touched by your life. For much too long the terms money and success have been synonymous. The wise leader is the one who can entlmse and inspire the youth of todav with the thought and truth that the need for pioneers; pioneers in the world of a new trend of thought; a field where young men and women who are tired of the dollar worship; \vim are capa- ble of realizing the true meaning of the word success; who would lead in the true concept of life, wa~ never greater than it is today. While they may not become milliow- aires, they will live, and know how t,' enjoy life, and give to the world a true concept of its meaning. Success is not to be measured by what you have gained or lost, but by how you played the game. In this game of life we can't just look on. We must get off the side lines and into the scrimmage line. We must develop backbone, not wish- bone. But, above all else, always bearing in mind the inescapable truth that what we do for self dies with us, and is soon forgotten; that only what we do for the world and others will remain and become immortal. The world is not interested in how far into the past we can trace our family tree, but it is interested in how far across the future we will cast the shadow of our everyday life. Who can imagine Egypt without a Moses? Babylon without a Daniel? Athens without a Socrates? England with- out a Shakespeare or a Glandstone? America without a" Washington or a preservation of future success of business interests very existence on en of christian more than at world's history. world needs courage to wage W~ iquity; a strong ity; a righteous compromise with ev.l indignation agama, feeds on human ne hypocrisy in the 1 know there are sands of Americans have never worn a a gun, who are just stitutions as any Americanisnt is : with them and if when this natron fend those its very foes from these citizens strength and in It is because. age of our tions of men 1~ are the preservation of 1 not despair, in turmoil of thi~ believe that upon us to swing ward to a higher love, of universal b versal peace, than I believe He l-~ bond, upon btrsinesses ()tie of his the final rc~ (Continued on Page