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August 27, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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PAGE FOUR SAYS. (Sunshine Psychology Service) "Growing up with a town is largely a matter of settling down to be a law- abiding citizen." "And, being a law-abiding citizen doesn't mean that you are a 'long- hair.' A lot of bald-headed men have good morals also!" "We note that several critics are talking, We don't really care how much they talk so long as they are law-abiding, citizens." "Somebody said something about the 'handwritingon the wall,' whatever that means." "Well, game fish are dumb, too; but they. ain't half as dum contrary as some folks we know." "Men with big ideals, and a desire to do right, don't need a steam roller to .squash them into a place of respect in the community in which they live." "The spirit of co-operation is the force that makes any town progress. Suppose that we all co-operate to .'Keep Avalon a Spotless Town.'" "Two men on the pleasure pier were arguing about fish battles. One of them said: 'That fish beat him so bad that we couldn't have recognized him except for the four corns he had on his foot.' " "When a man races through the world gaffing.nothing but enmities and hatreds it's time he put a fresh bait on his hook and used lighter fishing tackle." "Hooch is entirely harmless when it is kept in the original container." ADVERTISING CATALINA Last September, when Rev. LaRue C. Watson accepted the pastorate of the Avalon Congregational church, he wrote some verses entitled "Greeting to Catalina," and read them to the congregation. These verses were prin- Iled in the Catalina Islander. They, ave also~ appeared in the "Congrega'- tionalist,": a weekly magazine of na- tional circulation published in Boston, Mass., and in the "Pacific," a monthly I~aper l)rinted in San Francisco. Also, in the past few months, 'two thousand post cards of the Avalon "Community" Congregational church have been put into circulation to all parts of the world. These cards are available at the church at all times and are very popular for both tourists and residents to send to their friends and to take with them as souvenirs. While they primarily advertise the church, they incidentally spread a favorable know- ledge of our fair Island. "Keep Avalon a Spotless Town." We pledge our help! !, Write 'to the Catalina Light Tackle Chb,'P. O. Box 14, Avalon, California, for information about sea angling. BOY SCOUT CAMP. By LaRue C. Watson As official patron of the Avalon Troop of Boy Scouts, and ex-officio member of the Avalon Scout troop eonunittee, I paid a visit to the Scout camp at Cherry, Valley one day last week. Arriving at the Isthmus on the steamer Betty O at lr a. m., I walked at once to Cherry Valley. Though I got there by 11:30, standard time, I found lunch nearly over, as the camp follows "day-light saving" time, which made it 12:30 by their reckoning. However, they heaped up a plate for me with simple, wholesome food, a~d I soon agreed with the boys that the "chow" was all right. There were about a hundred and forty Scouts in camp, mostly from Pasadena. Several Avalon boys were there, and the Scout- mastcr, Mr. Robison, was helping to dircct the camp. Scout Executive Trask was in charge, this being his fifteenth year in charge of summer camps for boys,No wonder he knows how to do it! After lunch I inspected the work be- ing done by the boys. I saw some very interesting camp stoves and ovens, model shelters and camp beds, a rustic bridge, and other interesting articles of handcraft. On a large wall chart was a big list of ahnost innum- erable tests which had been passed by the various Scouts, indicating much work and study. They told me about t'heir hikes and swims, their games and camp fires, and altogether they seemed to be having the time of their lives. .-ks it was the last full day of that particular group in camp (each group stays there for a ten-day period), they were having a dress-up time, and many and wierd were the costumes. Some of the boys sustained their characters with real dramatic skill. Sea Scouting is prominent in the work of this camp, about seventy boys having passed their tests in this work. They have quite a little equipment, in- cluding ilags, chart, compass, etc., four row boats and six-oared barge. When I came away from camp I was brought in the barge to the Isthnms, accom- panied by about fifteen of the boy's dressed in true pirate style. It was a wild .looking bunch. As six of them pulled a lusty oar they all sang rollick- ing sea songs. My total impression was that the camp is being well managed by Mr. Trask and his seve'ral assistants, that the food is good and plentiful, and that the boys are having a happy and very profitable time. Tons of food and other supplies have been kept stored in one of the old mining tunnels. A photographic dark room is also fitted up therein. A professional cook and large range help to make the camp successful. Everything about the place was clean and in good order. And already the boys are beginning to look forward to next year's camp. KINOX the SAFEST ANTISEPTIC Non-Poisonous, Non-Irritating Anti- septic, Analegestic, Styptic, Deodorant. Pain goes almost like magic. Kinox heals without leaving scars because it stimulates the growth of new flesh. Poison Oak, Ivy Poisoning, Chafing, Indigestion, Ptomaine Poisoning. A half capsule in a tumbler of water will usually afford immediate relief. The bite of a rabid dog, snake bite; grave and dangerous sores. Open the capsule and rub Kinox into the lacer- ation. Convenient, Efficient, Reliable. Family Size 25c. At all Drug Stores. ---Adv. "For Rent" and "For Sale" signs are on sale at Windle's News Stand. A GREEN-HEADED IDEA By Dr. Edwin E. Slosson Director Science Service, Washington. As I was passing a florist's shop- window not long ago I saw a little image of a man's head in porous brown pottery, and on top of it in- stead of hair there was a fine growth of grass, rising straight a1~d thick frofn the forehead like Senator La Follette's hair. It occurred to me at once that this was a bright idea. For what goal is hair anyhow? You can't pasture sheep on it, and you have to pay a barber to run a lawn mower over it and then he does not allow you any- tiring for the crop. Now if we couht grow grass instead it would cover the head quite as completely, and look as well -- after we got used to the color and, what further appealed to me, when the sod got thin the surface could be reseeded. As I walked on the idea sank deeper into my brain. Would it not be possi- ble that the grass growing on one's head might send down through its roots a constant supply of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins in the proper assortment so as to do array with the necessity of food? For it has always seemed to me an humiliating necessity, unworthy" the dignity of man, that he should have to be de- pendent upon the plants for the fixa- tion of solar energy that suplflied his motive power. Just for lack of a little chlorophyl must man remain forever a garasite on plants ? If man only had a head as good as a cabbage, he could accomplish the process of photosyn- thesis for himself. Or, if man could not acquire the ne- cessary chlorophyl, could he not form a close combination with some sort of plant life that possessed this power, as by farming out on shares any waste land he might have on his head? On looking up the matter I found, as I often do, that my idea was not so or- iginal as I supposed. I had, in fact, been anticipated by a million years or so, for certain sea creatures and land fungi, which, like man, were devoid of chlorophyl, had incorporated green xegetation which fed them the solar energy that they could not secure for themselves. The lichens have carried on such a parmership between plant and fungi for untold ages. The botan- ists call it "symbiosis", probably to a- void the commercial taint of the word "partnership." But even though I had been beaten to it by the lichen it did not appear that anybody had got a patent on symbiosis as applied to man. So I set about figuring out the acreage ne- cessary for a home-grown dietary. I drew the outline of my hat band on a sheet of paper and laid it off in centi- meter squares with a ruler. The area added up to 260 square centimeters. I sent this figure to a friend of mine who knows more about the value of solar radiation than anybody else, and asked him how many hours 1 would have to sit out in the sun to receive enough energy to equal what I now take in as food. My dietary I figured as roughly 3000 calories a day on the average, including a rather hearty Sunday dinner. He wrote back that I would have to have more of a swelled head than I had already to carry out the scheme. I did not understand what he meant at first, but on going over his figures I saw the difficulty. One square centi- meter of the earth's surface at the (Continued on Page 5, Cohmtt 2) THE CATALINA Its i-a-s-t-l-n-g fla_v . mttlsfles the ca-Ruing liar 8~veeta. 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