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July 8, 1931

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! - ER AVALON, SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, CALIFORNI# WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1931 VOL. XVl|l AT CATALINA lt~, Alma Overholt and Glorious Fourth not one ca.sualty! and the greatest not a single mishap! Le mainland of the tre- s at the island caused Call for a check of cas- ;port of "all safe and news story--like that bit the dog!, a more orderly finer class of people folk bent celebration ! of the crowd every- with as much ease week-end. All ac- Were taken in Avalon but everyone was Were crowded with trouble from tide-rips presented a color- bizarre beach alike. At Catalina ~rn---but all" blend in- is distinctly Cata- Iondes paraded down a heart emblazoned Ls; behind them came with a whole deck Over their otttfit. Girls bronzed, well-shaped revealed; others, with Ie color of copper, jm- Spirit of Catalina-- joyous freedom Carnival also reigned. not to be outdone by a red silk ki- ing suit--soon he emancipators--it enjoyed innocent of the Fourth arrived on the Friday which brought more ngers. Saturday, each brought capacity :rowds arrived Sun. aging the total of for the two- to 15,000 per- de luxe plane was factory at Long vening to the Catalina Ira Smalling and was ~to passenger service Saturday and Sun- flight service was :wo planes, which 300 passengers (Since the open- Wilmington have been also attracted crowd. Here all Were taken over the :ra.l hundred persons the new De Luxe Banning House. spent the island resort. A near the water :h had been placed tea tables, proved from which hun- enjoyed the band yachts were at l~age 3, column I) YACHTING NEWS By Skipper The wonderful weather over the holiday and week-end brought many yachts to the "Isle with a Smile." The anchorage off the Catalina Island Yacht Clubhouse was crowded with yachts, all decorated with flags in honor of the Fourth. The larger yachts off the Hotel St. Catherine i)resented a most pleasing sight and made one think of the many fine yacht harbors on the Atlantic coast, with their fleets of pleasure yachts and many yachtsmen. There were craft all the way from Avalon to the Port of the Isthmus. It goes without saying that the yachtsmen and their guests enjoyed the hospitality of the Santa Catalina Island Company at the Isthmus, where they were served with excellent meals at the company's din- ing room and hotel. Many visiting yachtsmen at that point took advan- tage of the comfortable cottages re- cently constructed and they and their guests stayed ashore part of the time. There were so many yachts at an- cJ~or off the local yacht club that space forbids naming them all. The bay was gay with color, and many bathing parties from the various yachts enjoyed the refreshing coolness of the water. During the evening of the Fourth there was a dance at the clubhouse after the firewoi-ks, which was greatly enjoyed by the young folks to mid- night. The "R" sloop "Pirate" has been sold to Louis G. Benzinger of Los Angeles. This fast sloop has won the *Eastern and Western coast events in her class, and Mr. Benzinger is to enter her in all events in her class this summer.. Victor Dalton has purchased the 6- meter sloop "Saleema," a New York sloop with many winning records, and is. t0 take an active part in the com- ing sloop races in that cla~,s. Pepito, the celebrated Spanish clown who is on tour with R. K. O. theaters in the United States, is now a yachtsman, having purchased a Mat- thews "38" cruiser in New York, and his yacht will soon arrive in local wa- ters. Pepito is a Spaniard and has been in the movies for some time. His real name is Jose Escobar. He is now a naturalized citizen of this country, with his home in Hollywood. The Trans-Pacific race for 1932 is the goal set by the Trans-Pacific Club following its May meeting. Com- modore Albert Soiland, who is touring Europe, will report to the September meeting the results of his interviews abroad and in the East. At the tim~e the destination, Honolulu, Hilo or Pa- peete, will be fixed, as well as the Coast port of start. 4t The third week of February, 1932, is the date set for the Sixth Annual Mid-Winter Regatta, it is announced by the Civic Regatta Association, Maritime division of the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce, and sponsoring organization. *** Win. Clayton of Los Angeles has SUGGESTS VISITORS BE PERMITTED TO WEAR BEACH ATTIRE IN CHURCH To one of the trustees of the Ava- lon Congregational Church was ad- vanced the suggestion that persons in beach pajamas and bathing suits be permitted to attend the regular Sire- day services of that church during the summer months. It was pointed out that hundreds of visitors in Avalon are "dressed for the beach" on Sun- day and that they were permitted to enter ninny of the local restaurants and cafes, and also the Riviera Thea- tre in their beach garments. "But they must dress for the Ca- sino building and the Hotel St. Cath- erine dining-room," replied the trus- tee. "That's true, too," countered the ad; vocate for beach clothing, "but per- haps if Catalina was the first to wel- come church visitors in beach attire, it would aid the local church in spreading religious instruction to those who do not now attend church when they are vacationin~ on the Island." ";Why not hold the morning service in the Greek amphitheatre?" suggest- ed the trustee. A number of substantial improve- ments have been made to the Santa Catalina Island Company's dining- ro(nn at the Isthmus during the past week. The porch overlooking the bay has been widened 20 feet and has been covered with an artistic awning of ()range and black. The July issue of Pictorial Califor- nia Magazine, published in Los An- geles, has an attractive cover showing Avalon bay and a view of the Ca- sino building. The magazine is print- ed in sepia and also contains a num- ber of late views taken at the Isth- mils. ~:O :'~ The dear old lady stood for over. an hour watching the golfer search fev- erishly for his lost ball. At last, go- ing timidly up to him, she said: "Ex- cuse me, but would it be against the rules if I told' you where the ball is ?" --Reynolds. purchased the schooner "Claribel," through the firm of Henry J. Gielow, Inc. She is a 40-footer, and has won several events in her class at Seattle --also winning the Northwest Lipton trophy. , * * * Harry Cohn, motion picture pro- ducer, has purchased a 58-foot cruis- er, which he has named "Jobella." She was designed by an Eastern architect and built at the yards of Fellows & Stewart, Inc., at Wilmington. This wonderful cruiser is powered with twin motors of 275 H. P. each, which gives her a speed of 20 M.H. P, King Vidor has a new 52-foot twin screw cruiser, the "Runaway." Mr. Vidor purchased this cruiser in the Northwest and cruised in British Co- lumbia waters before bringing her to Los Angeles Harbor. She was de- signed by "Ted" Geary of Seattle and Los Angeles. She is powered with two six-cylinder Kermath motors of 158 H. P., which gives her a speed of 20 miles an hour. Sunshine Psychology MOTIVATION By the Editor "My mind is open to conviction,". shouted a political candidate. 'ilt's open at both ends!" muttered his opponent. "Convictions and words run through that sieve of yours like gas flows through the city mains." SUNSHINE PSYCHOLOGY A reader of this column wishes to know if fishes can distinguish color. Answer : Yes. Not only can they distinguish color but also sound. In the Avalon aquarium years ago there was a sheepshead that was always at- tracted to the side of its tank when a visitor wore a large hat covered with bright colors. This fish could frequently distinguish th~ approach- ing footsteps of the attendant who fed it regularly. Broadbill swordfish are "sensitiv'e" to aeroplane "shad- ow-s" on the water. SUNSHINE PSYCHOLOGY \Vhile on the subject of "stimulus- response," it is interesting to observe that certain odors frequently change a disagreeable environment to one of pleasantness and happiness. The sheepshead above referred to would permit the writer to handle it if he first washed his hands in coaloil. Stu- dents of "Oxidation" should study the reactions of oil, perfume and incense. Horse trainers know the value of the subtle influences of oils and chemicals. Much of the sensory equipment for fishes is connected with the lateral line in addition to the brain. SUNSHINE PSYCHOLOGY It is well to remember that "brain matter" does not rqmte thought. The brain, glands, blood and nerves are the channels through which thought flows, in other words, the equipment used so that thoughts can be trans- mitted from thought to physical en- ergy. There is quite a difference, tin- explainable by words, of course, be- tween the stream of that which is called "consciousness" and the stream of thought that is designated as wish,. desire and "appeal." Consciousness is a power. It moves, silent, invisible; a product of which is the cosmic universe and the on- *iousne-s of all living organisms. Be- havioristic doctrines deny the exist- ence of "consciousness." That is all right. The "principl.e of contradic- tion" doesn't seem to be very well understood as yet. Some day modern psychology may tell us more about the "principle of contradiction," and just why men who do nol u~nderstand are so apt to pretend to deny, con- tradict, oppose and set up resistance. Impulses that motivate and domJ, hate behavior from birth as self- defense mechanisms, seem to have their origin in fear. ~ : O : "~- Two new folders for Catalina Is- land have just been issued by the advertising department of the Santa Catalina Island Company under the supervision of John N. Stewart. One, is for general information about the island and the other sets forth the advantages of a vacation at the Isth- mus. The 1931 slogan is "Catalina~ The Magic Isle--where every minute has pleasure in it."