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PAGE FOUR THE CATALINA A SUBURB OF A By Alfred Hunt Away from merry bathers on the beach, At eve, my armless wand'ring footsteps led ENCOURAGING OUTLOOK Returns from the various state pri- mary elections recently held are en- couraging to those interested ill the final adoption of the Townsend Re- covery Plan. Ill Florida two candidates for Unit- ed States Senator and three for the House of Representatives pledged to the Townsend plan were nonfinate(t, together with various other public of- ficials. Notwithstanding this success the Townsend adherents are hoping to succeed at the general election where they failed at the l)rimaries. Reports from Texas indicate that rlaC, nl Blanton, for twenty years a con- gressman from one of the districts in that state, failed of renomination. Judge Clyde L. Garrett is reported to have beaten hinl for the non)ination by some 15,1/I)0 votes. Blanton op- posed the Townsemt Plan. Eleven congressional districts in Pennsylvania are reported to have placed Townsend Recovery Plan men in mmfination.Good for the state of William Penn. Townsendites in South Dakota arc backing Arthur 13ennett, all independr ent candidate in that state for United States Senate, and hope to elect him in November. He is an ardent Town- send Recovery Plan supporter. Byron Defenbach, a Townsend plan supporter, is seeking election to the United States'senate as an independ- ent candidate. He is endorsed by Dr. Townsend. In Michigan, sixteenth district, O'r- Ville L. Hubbard, republican candidate has been unanimously endorsed at a convention of Townsend Plan adhet:- ents in Dearborn. IT CAN BE DONE Can the federal govermnent pay $200 per month annuity to develop Amcrma? The answer can be found in tile Roosevelt "fantastic" idea of giving "so:nething for nothing." I f the American government can pay billions of dollars to destroy pro- ducti~m, curtail employment, aud keep 20 mith,,n people on the dole; it can pay billions in ohl age annuities to in- crease production and wealth, and gl.imulate employment. Yes, under the Townsend Plan, the govermnent can pay $2(X) monthly old age pensions. I t cannot, however, contiutl(' the "fantastic" idea of Mr. Roosevelt of gi~in~ "sonlething for nothing"--pay- m.~ billions in sul)sidies to individuals and corl)orations to curtail production a.nd e:nl)h)yment.--Nati~mal To~\nsend XA/eckly ~)f Sept. 7. "O:" The Tt)wnsend t'lan, lay forcing a vast SUill of money into constant cir- culati,m, ~ill stimulate industry to such an extent that every one will ha~e the work to do for which he is bes~ fitted, l'o~erty, discontent, and insecurity will vanish for all time, and happiness and prosperity reign su- premc.--Wilt h;. Chapin. ---- 10 :- Townsend Club Pledge "The Townsend Plan will succeed. I therefore pledge my allegiance to its principles, its founder, Dr. Francis E. Townsend, and t() all loyal co-work- ers; and rededieate myself to nmintain the democratic spirit and form of gov- ernment in Anlerica." --:O: The next meeting of the Catalina Townsend Club will be held at the City Halt on Tuesday evening, Sep- tember 1st. You are invited. "~- :O :--~- If you are in favor of the Townsend Plan, attend the club meetings in your own city. If there is no club there, organize ,one. ~o HARNESSED WIND A YOUNG ntan tweuty-one years old happened to see s had railroad accident. "If tile brakes tad only held." the engineer said before he died. "I could have stopped in :hne." The younx man's name was George M. Westinghouse. With the emtrage of tll.~ convictions. he talked his way Into tile office of one of the most hnp,,rtant railroad men In America. He itegan to tell this cap- tain of Industry what he hall made that would hlsur~ the safety iff pas- sengers on tile trains The magnate laughed. "Do yon meHn to say you can Stop a train with win(IT" "Why. yes." said the yo,ng ulan. "'if you want to put it that way." "I've got no thne tc waste on fools," was the railroad man's reply. But soon afterwards, the offiela! was present at a denlonstration of tile new- fangled Invention. He saw a train com. lng at full speed down a clear stretch of track. Would tile air-brake work? Only George Westinghouse knew that It would. But lie was not prepared for the successful climax :,) the demon- stratlon. The brake was applied too suddenly and ".he train stopped so abruptly that it Jumped the track! "The air-brake made hlgIi speed rail- loading possible. It Is one ot the most tremendous trifles of the n,aehlne age. O. Western Newsoaoer Union MANY STUDY COURSES Planned to further the careers of persons, following salesmanshii), scen- ario wr:ting, or social welfare, or those whose hobbies have a trend for sailing boats, studying cinematography or possibly writing radio script, the announcement of over 300 classes by University College, downtown division of the University of Southern Califor- nia, for the Fall quarter has just been made. Starting September 21 the majority of classes during, the twelve-weeks period will meet m the evening on both the Trojan campus and at down- town headquarters in the Transporta- tion buil(hng, 7th and l, os Angeles streets. Locating oil wells or gold nfines, a study of the movie director's profes- si(,n ; current problems of foreign trade, with even a class in elemeutary Chinese, are listed as indicative of the Wide field of subjects offered, accord- ing t,~ Dean Ernest \V. Tiegs. "\Vith over 8600 registrations last year by persons wanting m!iversity training, the old theorv that people are too old to learn or are too set in their ways is proveu to be a fallacy," declared Dean Tiegs. "Anyone nmy now go It, college (m a 1)art-time ba- sis." Fine arts, fronl jewelry making to cera:nies and painting; phases of ar- chitecture, various fields of ~usiness and comnlerce, languages, engineer- ing, religion, speech, and current prob- lems of e(hlcation are included anlong subjects offered by the S. C. division. Preliminary courses required for en- trance into tbe colleges and schools of dentistry, l~w, education, medicine, and social welfare are also given. :O; Catalina t,sland--the place where quietness and repose soothe ragged nerves and renews health and happi- --: O: -- Read the new advertisements. ERNEST WINDLE NOTARY PUBLIC Legal Documents Promptly Executed News Stand or at l s!ander Ol~ce Me up the hill, and on, till I did reach fhe qmet suburb of the silent dead. No sound of joyous laughter there is heard As sinks the sun behind the western hill. Only the twitter of a passing bird-- Even the zephyr for awhile is still. No foolish prejudice of creed or race Disturbs the sleepers with malicious breath. Unmindful of contentions that disgrace, They share the peaceful brotherhood of death. A few neglected nlonuments alone Declare tile name of one who rests below. The other graves have neither cross nor stone, Brief record of the occupant to show. Some old-time residents of this fair Isle, Who once have climbed to Orizaba's crest, Or round the bay did pleasant hours beguile, Beneath those mounds undreaming, cahnly rest. They loved to see tile mid-day boat come in, With crowds of tourists trooping forth betimes; They loved to tempt with bait a wary fin, And hear the nmsic of the harbor chimes. No mor'e to Bird Park, or the Skyline Drive, \,Viii they in merry mood with friends adjourn; Nor will they in tile ocean swim and dive, Nor at the grand Casino dance till morn. Perhaps one came from far by sea or sky, To have a week or two of care-free mirth, ~'~ho little thought that he was doomed to lie Forever in this plot of hallowed earth. We know not when file final moment nears From which frail mortals ever vainly shrink; It may confront us after numerous years, It may, indeed, be nearer than we think. Time sweeps man's ~,enerations from the scene, The rising generation to endow. }Vould we contribute worth, for having been? Let us delay not. Let us do it now. The least of us can do a .kindly deed To help another bear his hapless fate; Perchance impart to youth some wisdom seed. That will, through countless ages germinate. Thus may our influence for good live on When memory of us has ceased to be; rte Bear worthwhile fruit when we are dead and go ' Assure vicarious immortality. S b "b NOW f Th u scrl e or e Tarpon Tuna, Deep Sea or Oce o FOR SALE BY H. D. MaeRAE COMPANY, AVALON CATALIN~ TUFTS-LYONS COMPANY, LOS ANGEL~ NEW YORK HARDWARE TRADING CO., Los OR ANY OTHER DEALF'R. OR DIRECT FROM THt: MANtJ voln I 92 FULTON STREET, NEW YORK The largest manufacturer of Hand-Made Rods. Reels sa~d evet~ description in Americz. CATALOa NO. 18__172 PAazs ON RIrQu'rs"r IrJTAil