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November 5, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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November 5, 1924

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CATALINA ISLANDER HOPE FOR SIGHTLESS i~1~ Scientist Asserts That It II PoSsible for Persons to See Through Their Skins. has httely startled the With the extraordinary theory may ye'. see--through Skins l Scientist is Doctor Farigoule, Point8 out that there is no law which in itself opposes lerF that nlan may be made to his skin, even though he do ~,o with his eyes. is seientiJJe proof that two width have ne eyes at all Yet See. Tl~ese are the ordinary and it certain beetle width e~es out at night. living things without ears, or corresponding to ears, to have a fine sense of hearing. Well-know~ fact that our skin feels, but breathes, ~nd to extent does the sanle work kidneys in expelling waste mat- Farigoule states that. the an organ of sight, not as e~ the eyes, but better titan ~ot suggested that a man may his eyes sad sudtlenly see his skin, trot it is asserted that Who cannot use his eyes may to use his skin instead, and s V~eans distinguish colors and and even read figures and let- ,I)0:tl-fatists are learning new things theet the human skin every year, so ~ these Wonders may yet come true. ~tibseribc now--S2.00 per year. to oints GO EAST via one of Southern Pacific's four great Transcontinental routes; return on an- other if you choose. Rely upon the safety, comfort, convenience and wide scope of Southern Pacific ser- Vice. Communicate with anN Southern Pacific agent for Complete railroad informa- tion regarding any trip you Plan to take. "~" I~cGINNIS, Asst. Pass. Traffic Mgr. ~acific Electric Bldg., Los Angeles RECALL EVENTS OF HISTORY Documents Presented to Masnachu- setts Historical Society Are of the Highest Interest, erie of the important gifts to the Massachusetts Historie~d society with ass(~eiations ot tile anti-slavery period o;f the last century is frotn Dr. Via. cent . Bowditch, says the Boston Transcript. It is a large voimae con- taining letters, posters, clippings and other pieces relating to the famous case nf George Latimer,- the tirst fuel- tire ~htve seized in Bost,m, Oct()be|" 21, 1842. With these is a complete file of tile Latintor Journal and North Star, in seven numbers, published be- tween November 11, 1842, and May 16, 1843, and edited by Bowditch's latimer, Dr'. Henry Ingersoll Bowditeh, and William Francis Ohanning and Fred- eriek S. Cabot. The seizure caused great excitelnenl in Boston, and step,~ were immediately taken to defend Latimer. The ed. itors say at the outset that its great object will be "to give utterance to tile alarm and indignation of Massa- chusetts at the encroachment of slav- ery on her soil." The letter which Latimer, on Octo, b~" 22, 1842, sent to the Boston mini~ ters asking that prayers for I)is r~ lease might be offered on the follow. ing Sunday, was recently given to the society by Grenville H. Norcross, and is now with this collection. It is In ti~e handwriting of Samuel E. Sewall, and the sigmtture of Latimer (by his mark) is witneused by hin~. PRANKS OF THE LODESTONE Gems Glued to the Ground and Nails Drawn Out of Boots Are Among Stories Told. Swedish sailors tell queer tales about the country near the Arctic circle where lodestones are found. Hunters, ttmy say, have laid their guns down and found them glued to tim ground when they came to pick them up again. Men h'tve have had to take ~)ff their boots to get home again, when the nails in them have stuck closely te t.he ground, says the Det~Jit News. There is the tale of the Lodestone mountain in the Arabian Nights, where a vessel was drawn toward it lind toward it until, when it approached the fatal shore, all the nails were drawn out and flew toward the mountains and tile ship sank to the ~mttom of the sea, The Viking sailors used a raft as their compass. They put a lodestone on a little raft and It dusted always witlt the one end tow'~rds the Lode star. By this fashion they could tell in the daytime as well as at night in what direction they were sailing, pro- vided the water was still enough to let them float their little raft, Tennis Ball Scales. Few tennis phtyers know how tennis balls for the tourmtments held under the sanction of the Natiomtl Lawn Tennis association are tested. It ap- pears that the machine that one ex- pert uses to weigh tennis halls is simi- lar in appearflnce to an instrun|ent used to find the specific gravity of a liquid. It consists of a long glass tube in which water is placed at 75 degrees Fahrenheit. A second tube, on which fractions of ounces are marked, with a certain weight of buckshot in the base and a holder for tile hall on top, floats in the water. A ball must weigh no less than two ounces or more than two and one-six- teenth ounces to be accepted, and when it is placed in the hohler the tube reveals the sliglttest Irregularity In its weight. PAGE THREE g There is Nothing Better Than a good warm blanket on these wintry nites which are just starting in on Catalina Island And we have them for yoU, Many at a sharp re(htction this week only. See our display, The Avalon Dry floods Co. ,,, J The Catalina Islander every week, fifty-two times during the year, is boosting Catalina Island. The results of this continuous publicity are of ma- terial benefit to every merchant, busi- ness and professional man, as well as every worker, residing in Avalon. Mr. Business Man, how many weeks dur- ing the year do you return the comp- liment ? GAME FISH OF CATALINA Yellowtail (Seriola dorsalis). Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus). Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus macropterus). Albacore (Thunnus alalonga). California Bonito (Sarda Chiliensis). White Sea Bass (Cynoscion noblis). Ocean Bonito (Gymnosarda pelamys). Dolphin (Coryphaenus hippurus). Giant Bass (Stereolepis gigas). Marlin Swordfish (Tetrapturus mitsukurii). Broadbill Swordfish (Xiphias gladius). of From toast at breakfast to a before-bedtime bite, bread is the impor- tant food of every meal. That is why it has been called "the staff of life." Upon its wholesomeness and nourishment depends to some extent your health and well-being, Be sure the bread you eat at every meal every day comes from HOOVER'S BAKERY. Then you can .be sure that it is as good as it looks and as wholesome as it is pos- sible for us to make it. COME IN AND LOOK OVER OUR BARGAINS GET OUR PRICES SOMETHING SPECIAL ALWAYS ON SALE Bakery and Cash firocery SUMNER AVENUE ATWATER HOTEL BLDG. Mrs. C. B. PARKER, Taxidermist AVALON, CALIFORNIA Careful Mounting of Catalina Fieh a Specialty you have to sell. Isla D'