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November 5, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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November 5, 1924

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pAGE TWO YOUR MEMORY WILL BE GOOD IF YOU MANAGE ,IT PROPERLY By Dr. R. S. Woodworth Chairman, Division of Anthropology, National Research Council (Science Service) A young college freshman came to see me to ask my advice about his poor memory. His memory was so poor, he said, that he simply could not learn his lessons no matter how much he worked over them. I put him thru some memory tests and found that his memory was perfectly normal. Then I asked him how he went to work to learn his lessons, and I found that he had carried over into college his high school habit of simply reading his les- sons through and through in a blind passive way. A long college lesson in history he would read through once, then read it through a second time, then a third and sometimes a fourth time, and yet when next day questions were asked upon this lesson he had forgotten the answers. Now the fact was that he had not forgotten the an- swers but had never known them, for he had not analyzed the reading, un- derstood it or picked out the impor- tant points. It was a lack of good management rather than of power of memory. I advised him to read the lesson through once, then to review and analyze it mentally, and finally to consult the book again to check up his analysis. This procedure he found to save him much time and give much better results. If you ask us what memory is, you see that it amounts to this: You do something all by yourself, which you originally needed assistance to do. If you remember a person's name you can call him by name on sight without any assistance. When you first met this person you had assistance. Some- one told you his name. Good man- agement demands that when you have the assistance at hand you should so use it as to do, right then and there, the very thing that you wish to do later without assistance. When some- one has just told you the stranger's name you should look at the stranger and call him by name, either aloud or silently, and so prepare to do this very thing at some later time without as- sistance. This is the principal of all sound melnory training.. Psychologists, after testing the mem- ories of many people, are able to an- nounce two very encouraging results. First, that nearly every one has more power of memory than he imagines, and second, that intensive training produces great improvement in mem- ory. But it should be added as a very important qualification that training does not develop the general faculty of memory, but simply increases the power of doing the particular kind of memory job that is practiced. The first step towards effective mem- ory training is to decide exactly what sort of memory work you need to im- prove, so as to devote your effort to THE CATALINA ISLANDgll HE LIVES ALONE ../61 Bill--I bought three new fishings'- | yesterday. William--VChy, I've used the s~t rod for five years! " Bill--That's so, too! But yott v~t got no neighbors. NOTICE INVITING BIDS BYfl-il~, CITY OF AVALON, CALIFQV ' FOR THE FURNISHING O_F ,~I.I1~ LABOR AN MATERIAL FOR, CONSTRUCTION OF TWO ~" ING FLOATS FOR SAID CITX. " en tl# Pubhc Notice' is hereby ~dgav bY # sealed bids will be receive _t~ City Clerk of the City of .AV~til SalUte Catalina Island, California, ~tl~ l:30 p. m., Friday, November labOt 1924, for the furnishing of all i; 0{ " and material for the constructl.ig, Two (2) Landing Floats for s.ajd fi0tl~" according to plans and specdaC.~d therefor adopted by the Bartl tire Trustees of said City and on file '.hi~ ' ' ' t WJ' City Clerk s office m said Cz y, ~,ef" (Sunshine Psychology Service) was not as attractive to him as somesaid plans and specifications are "this "'We are fish today and bait tonlor- of the town gossip, he would start to by referred to and made a part of row!' exclaimed the sardine." get 'personal.' Then it would be in- notice, t rr# Said bids must be made on "t~]~ * * * * * * teresting! Don't you think so?" ,,.~ which will be furnished by said,e#. "Angling, as a pastime, has delayed * * * * * * Clerk upon application and .in ~,~a]~ the collection of many inheritance "But, we would like to make the dance with conditions thereto "'_.,t . ~O~" A certified Cashier's check on eel@ taxes. Catalina Islander helpful and inspira- bank in the County of Los ~['~detlt * * * * * * tional. If we mentally associate one payable to the order of the pre~'r~iff "Another proposition, silent and man each week with thoughts of 'good of the Board of Trustees of tlae ~'el~t strong, is a fish that we once got in a sportsmanship;' and if we enable him of Avalon m a sum equal to P,_:a of restaurant, where the proprietor had to better recognize the workings of of the aggregate amount of thee~o~l a satisfactor bond in amount k;d neglected to put ice in the icebox." his own desires, impulses, emotions y an--~e u,- to 10 percent of the amount ot u'_.ast n Iu,- * * * * * * and motives before he Acts, we arepayable to the City of Avalo, _,,tee "Emotion and motive win more men- going to have one less enemy in'this accompany each bid as a guar~c~. tal conflicts than any other form of world. Don't. you think so?" that the l~idder will enter into a..iff human energy known to psycholog- . . , . . . tract if awarded to him in couforV' with his bid. tlae ists." "Most men and women 'hate' becauseThe Board of Trustees reserveS-e" * * * * * "~ . II~' - they do not realize what's working in right to reject any and all bids "Some folks say they are not emo- their think factory." under. tional. Put them undcr a severe men- By order of the Board of TrtlsteeS * * * * * * tal strain--if they have enough men- of the City fo Avalon California'.., tality to strain I". "We usually move mentally in the ETHEL 'D. KILGOU~'I;.t~v, , . , , , , direction prompted by our inner forces City Clerk of the City of Avalon, fornia. 42"4 Imagine the morning mist floatingIt is the mental pictures in us that City of Avalon, California. like a dream on the horizon, the sun lead, draw, drag and attract" "October 24th, 1924 struggling in a sea of shifting colors, ~" and the light winds floating your kite. t" The solitary angler pauses to method- ically light his pipe; to let the tran- quility sink deep into his subconscious IT PAYS IN THE LONG RUN memories; and then he turns again to DO YOU NEED a New Walk this Winter? his fishing. Is it such m~aents as DO YOU NEED a foundation under your house? these that draw men thousands of DO YOU NEED a new bulkhead to keep bank from caving? miles to fish at Catalina? Very few DO YOU NEED a rainwater cistern? wonlen of the great out-doors, smoke." DO YOU NEED a shower bath in your home? * * * * * * DO YOU NEED a cellar for laundry and storeroom ? "Not all anglers land every fish they DO YOU? CALL ON hook. And sometimes they admit that they are not quite as skillful with the HERBERT ,R. BAKER, Cement Contractor light tackle as they thought they were "Nothing But the Best 350 METROPOLE AVEN~..,~ctIE when they started the fight." * * * * * * "We don't get any more out of the IF YOU ARE INTERIESTED IN angling game than we put into it. Of course, we take out more fish because AVALON REAL ESTATE we use the small ones to catch the GET IN TOUCH WITH larger ones. But the personality of tt A.L. LAURANCE the angler shotfid be that of a sports- ATWATER HOTEL BUILDING AVALON, CALIFORNI~cJ man. Don't you think so?" * * * *" * * "Success in angling does not depend upon the size of the fish. When you are in the 'right frame of mind' a lit- Bsggmge Checked at Your Door tie fish will cause you just as much THE AVALON TRANSFER C0. thrill as a big one, and you are not WE HAUL ANYTHING. FURNITURE PACKED OR UNPACKED half as tired physically, after the bat- M.I.,. JAMES JOHN ~. McMI~,J this particular job. If you wish to ira- tie." prove your memory for poetry you * * * * * * must practice memorizing poetry. If "After several years of observation Magazines Newspapers (Continued on Page 10, Column 2) we have almost arrived at the conclu- sion that 'personality' counts just as C~ d d..." __ much for success in our hours of play otatzonel"y as it does in o~r hours of labor for the money with which to play. Don't Windle's News-Stand, Opposite Boos Bros. you think s:?", , , , , I Phoa~~VATE~-" IAMBULANCr" [ "One of our readers grumbled a lit- tle last week, because we printed 'Sun- IVY H. OVERHOLZER shine Psychology' in this paper. He F'U_.NNERAL D_.LIREOTOR i said the subject was not 'interesting.' 958 South Hill St., Cor. Tenth ....... ~al. I If we tried to explain to him why Lady Attendant Lo~ Angcles,. Sunshine Psychology, as we print it,