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PAGE SIX THE CATALINA Published Every Wednesday at WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON, CALIFORNIA. E, WINDLE, - - Editor and Owner CHAS. H. SMITH Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES (in advance). Three Years .......................... Five Dollars (Only When Paid in Advance). One Year ................................... Two Dollars Six Months ................................... One Dollar Three Months ....................... Fifty Cents Single Copies ............................... Five Cents ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising $Oc per Inch, Each Insertion... $00 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 35c per Inch. Liners 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March $I, 1914, at the Postoflfice at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act of March 5, 1897. The columns of the Islander are open to tl~ general public, on any of the fob lowing subjects: Local Pollucs and Gov- ernmen, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. "DELIGHTFUL" Long Beach, October 31, 1924. Editor Islander : Please send your delightful little pa- per to my present address, to-wit: apts, Long Beach, Cal. Very truly yours, J. S. VAN DOREN. You can now pay that bet. We knew he would be elected r Well we will go along all right now for four more prosperous years. Why don't they hold the election in August when we have a population ? Hope they quit saying mean things about the candidates now, he was beat and beat bad, let him alone~. The Santa Catalina Island Company is repairing the sea wall in the neigh- borhood of the Casino, where the wall was damaged by the storms of last 'winter. Work was started last week to pre- pare the baseball diamond and the grounds for the arrival of the Chicago Cubs. This work is under the man- agement of Albert Conrad. Three shifts of workmen are now employed by the Santa Catalina Island Company in the effort to complete the fresh wa'ter project at Middle Ranch, before the winter rains commence. The new fire truck had its, first real tryout Monday afternoon when a grass fire on the southwest side of Avalon Hill gained considerable headway be- fore it was reported. The firemen quickly had the fire under control, to the great relief of the many residents whose homes were in the path of the flames. It is understood that Manager Lock- ard, of the Seattle baseball club, is wearing a new suit, new shoes and several silk shirts that were "contribu- ted" by Los Angeles and Avalon friends, because the northern club won the Coast League pennant. Of course, for a time it did look as if Charley Lockard, as he is better known here, would be required to buy some gents outfitting establishment to pay off his obligations, but the fact that the Indians carried off the bacon, gave Charley a lot of real smart clothes. And, we've got to admit, too, that there was nothing shoddy about the wearing apparel that he picked to adorn his slender figure. ADVICE FROM TROGLODYTE On page eleven of the last issue of the Islander we offered a prize of one dollar for the most "errors" found by any student of the Catalina public schools. So far, none of the pupils have sent in their corrected pages. They are "talking things o{'er!" However, "Troglodyte," who is a resident of Long Beach, sent us the following good advice. His "Page Eleven" indicated that there were sev- eral errors on the page. So many, that we have asked Superintendent Dunkle to post the page and the original let- ter on the school bulletin board. Students should aim at avoiding tau- tology-repetition of the same word. Note the two particular examples where the word "class" is used eight times in about one hundred words, i.e., a gross repetition of eight percent. Also the word "civilization" occuring four times in sixteen lines. Tautology can be both a habit and a defect. As a defect it indicates a poverty in expression; the individual "over-works" a word simply because he lacks resourcefulness m handling language symbols. But it can be a habit into which educated people can fall very readily. In an article recent- ly appearing in the Los Angeles Times Mrs. Ahna Whitiker used the word "sartorial" nineteen times in about a column of copy. Everyone is liable to this weakness unless well-grounded against the pitfall early in educational ilfe. Another feature requiring serious rectification is looseness of language. Take the paragraph marked "X" in blue, paragraph one. We are told that "The brake caught in an instant." How could the brake catch in an instant? What sort of a thing is an instant so that a brake can get caught in it? Then we are told that "his bike fell." Whose bike fell? The brake's bike ? How came it that the brake owned the bike ? Then we are told that "he skidded." And yet, "by his quick-wittedness he saved himself." Wonderful bike that. "He skidded," yet by "his quick-witted- ness" saved himself. All of which denotes what may be called "sloppy composition." Subjects and actions are jumbled up higgley- piggley so that the sense is badly ob- scured. In writing, as in everything else, the rough work is the easiest to accom- plish. But the difference between what is good and what is mediocre comes from the final polishing. The perfection of an accomplishment often depends on the amount of effort be- stowed on it after the thing is appar- ently finished. An example of this principle may be seen in the present criticism. What has been written is "off the bat." As an example in English it is pathetic. It requires the very polishing that the writer speaks of being so necessary. It is hoped, however, that what is lack- ing in purity of diction is compensated somewhat by directness of expression. Go to it, young folks. I am not grouchy at you. 1 simply envy you. Instead of being 55 years old, possess- ing only that amount of education which I acquired by s'elf-efforts, I only wish the 40 odd years were knocked off, so that, at 15, I could have such a wonderful opportunity as you have of obtaining a very practical education in the use of the English language. Sincerely yours, TROGLODYTE. LOCAL "DIME AND TIDE TABLE NOVEMBER Th 6 .......... 6:21 12:21 6:14 .......... 5.5 1.4 5.1 .......... F 7 .......... 12:21 6:55 l:O7 7:06 0.5 5.9 0.9 5.1 S 8 .......... 12:58 7:27 1:47 7:51 0.7 6.2 0.4 5.0 Su 9 .......... 1:30 7:54 2:22 8:32 0.9 6.4 0.1 4.9 M 10 .......... 1:59 8:22 2:56 9:11 1.2 6.4 --0.1 4.8 Tu 11 .......... 2:24 8:48 3:27 9:48 1.5 6.4 --0.1 4.6 W 12 .......... 2:48 9:13 3:$9 10:11 1.8 6.3 --0.1 4.4 Tides are placed in order of occurence. Comparison will show high and low. Light figures a, m., black figures p. m. AN OPALESENT AFTERGLOW By Jennie L. H. Giddings I was sitting musing, thinking, As the sun was sinking hw, And I caught a wonderous vision Of an October's afterglow. 'Twas in Avalon the beautiful, On the shores of her charming bay; Out over the peaceful Pacific The splendor of this opalesence lay. Nothing to me was ever so wonderful, Never to me such grandeur given; The sky and sea were mirrored to me A celestial bit of Heaven. Enraptured I was with the splendor, Speechless with the privi/edge given; That mirrored to me" from sky and sea A blending of Earth and Heaven. "ARMISTICE DAY" By E. A. MacMarlatt Tell my sister not to weep for me" And sob with drooping head, When the troops are marching home With glad and gallant tread. But look upon them proudly, With a calm and steadfast eye, For her brother was a soldier, too, And not afraid to die. HEARST'S YACHT HERE The steam yacht Oneida, owned by William Randolph Hearst, put in the bay on Saturday evening with a party of distinguished guests aboard, includ- ing Thos. Ince, Charlie Chaplin and several other screen stars. A permit to land at the Isthmus was given to the host and his guests and the trip was made on Sunday afternoon, re- turning in the evening. Early Monday morning the)r steamed out of Avalon bay for the mainland. LIGHTING HOLY DAY FIRES @ewHle Boys Do the Work Which Mo. sale Law Forbids the Ortho- dox Jew to Do. Out toward Brownsville, Brooklyn's east side, a novel industry Is carried on by g~ntile urchlns of that locality. The boys appear every Friday at sun- down and again Saturday morning, as well as holidays, when the orthodox Jew is forbidden by Mosaic law to in- dulge in any form of labor, particu- larly the lighting of gas range or lamp in his household. These young captains of industry canvass the neighborhood and for a nickel or a dime, according to the householder's generosity, offer to at- tend to sucl| duties, says the New York Sun and Globe. These time their ap- pearance opportunely so that their services are in eager demand, espe- cially during the holidays, which often are of several days' duration. They derive a profitable income and many of them have regular routes. The older Jews dwelling in this sec- tion, which to the unlnith|ted is like a bit of transplanted old world, court segregation and are a bit clannish, differing widely from others of tlleir race and observing all tile traditlcms and symbols of tt~e ancie,,~t law. Freak Cucumber in Texas. A freak eucumhcr or two cucumbers ---it'S hard to tell which--was picked recently on the J. H. Carroll farm on Ross, Route 1, near Waeo, Tex. The odd work of nature was found to he really two well developed and sound cucumbers, hut they were growing from only one stem. One of the cu- cumbers was rlch yellow, while the other was still green. Mrs. Carroll reports that she could offer no explanation as to how it all came about. She stated that she had seen two peaches grow together, bat never two cucumbers before. The green one was only about half the size of the yellow one:--Waeo (Tex.) Herald. Subscribe now--S2.00 per year, BRIEF LOCAL A new baby girl arrived at of Mr. and Mrs. M. Vitalich, avenue last week. Constable Ed Harrison is large addition to his home at con street. J. D. McLean is doing quite cement work about his place form of bulkheads, walks his Metropole avenue property, Pitcher Stuland, formerly Cubs, but later of the Seattle will spend the winter in his wife and family. They are in a cottage on Catalina aventle. The register at the Tuna very light last week, the registered: A. C. Brode, F. Herbert Earlscliffe, Harry J. E. C. Wilson, Thomas Ince and Chaplin. The rainfall for the season is 53-100 of an inch, against an inch for the month of year. According to several of weather prophets Southern will have more rainfall during coming winter, than was had "Red" Killefer of the Seattle club was an Island visitor last day. Incidentally he stated brother, "Bill" Killefer, of the Cubs will be in Avalon on 15th, to spend the winter and condition for the arrival of the first week in February of The total number of marlin fish caught by anglers for the season was 90. On September B. O. Kendall of Pasadena a fish that weighed 260 pounds. last marlin of the season, to be ed, was taken by Monroe Lee lywood,October 2rid, weighing pounds. The SaTata catalina Island have recently purchased a row truck for use in Avalon, whi rived on a barge from the Thursday. Sam Rinehart has placed in charge of it. The firsl for the new machine was of material to be used for the new school building. Among the yachts and cruise: were anchored off the Catalina Yacht Club during the past the Harry, Jr., with Harry I. and party; Idol Ours, with Mead and party; Ethel A., tain J. Springer; La Iota, miral C. B. Wilson and party; steam yacht Oneida, with its William Randolph Hearst and Plans submitted by Webber, st: ton & Spalding, of Los AngeleS, the construction of a new ture theatre at the corner of and Claressa avenue, were accepte the Santa Catalina Island Ct last week, and work was day to prepare the ground for the building. The theatre will be inforced concrete and will seating capacity of 750 personS' United Theatres have already a lease for a term of years. The entrance will be on the corner. rooms will face on Crescent and essa avenues. The building will Spanish type. Watch the world come to Catali~