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NOV. 23, 1932 PAGE THREE "GOSSIPING EYES", By Mickey Ahern ae old arm is creaking, leg joints, too, are squeak- not what you used to Oil try to FUll, and can't, breath comes in "short not what you used to way a lot of the Legion d,.n( and members of the detic Association feel after JSe interesting and wonder- games of the past several ago, the Association gang !be Legionnaires, 6 to .2. the star pitcher for however, got out tile ent; squirted squirrel oil in and acted like a young Sunday. old vets beat the Ath- 4. Old Man "Spud" Ryan :eh.ing and Marc is proud of m which his gang backed Says "sparkliilg support", Carlisle did the umpiring, a Legionnaire he did val- was a dandy, anti 3adhouse says he's the best Legion gang ever hired. was managing the ~eywood snre capered around e smack that apple. SWeatedoff 15 pounds and had to bring them griffith batted up in a pinch otJt to the pitcher. Oscar )et--you couldn't hear him than the Pleasure the ball grounds. the star outfiehler, wtih ~r assisting anti gathering 'ry promises to throw dance floor the next up to the Casino. rry out on strikes. (lid cavort around while the old lnuscles held T . hose old dormant nms- :ny youth. pitched against Marc s'houht be ashamed rest that little fellow, but e of Gene's evens up the ~tla of them. Pallas ca.ught for the ow that fellow loves base- "quiet" 'he is AL- pal! Pallas is a real and I must give him cred- pays cash). Billingsley cavort- or the Athletes. Duke can Ynmastics than a Japanese o.5,'i Johnnie Windle took Joints into right field and :.aUght t'hree flies. Johnnie a pack of cigs he would the umnpire called him Was he MAD? left his cylinders, !)ark plugs at the Gar- als oil along; didn't ap- but outside of missing ers, performed very nicely, l)effenbaugh improves with ." '..Well, Harry is one of JOSters in the'Association, everything. He ldayed a nd I do hate to give him That odor you get around Avalon these nights fs the ohl Arnica being applied. My wife bought a gallon. She says, "If you will insist that you ;t.re getting young" 1 must suffer... what a rub (with the arnica). George Sanford, Oliver Greenbaum, the Great Smithie of Street Fame; Billiam Greenbaum (Murphy's little brother); Wall himself, all played.. and played. S()MK (;AMF.S, folks. Next Thurs- day; Thanksgiving Day--I :30 P. M., Cubs' Field--the same teams tosee who is champ of Ihe series tff 3 will perform ; creaking and squeaking-- c~ane up and laugh and cheer, jeer and hold your sides. N,~ admission. I'm betting on the Legion Vets. Oh Yeah! Well, Roadhouse, Pallas, Gene. et al, we'll show you. LET'S GO! -- :0:-- THANKSGIVING By R. V. \~,mghan "If 1 can stop ~me heart from break- ins, I shall not live in vain; If 1 can ease one life in aching, Or ct~ol one pain, Or help one faintifig robin Unto his nest again, l shall uot live in vain." The years are many since Emily Dickinson penned these lines, but time has not dimmed their luster or their beauty. W'hen the harvest is abundant, the. marts of trade humming with activity of money changers and every 1nan's purse is lined with gold, the ,lature of man has been to turn from the spir- itual things of life to the mat,:rial. To measure all successes by a rule of golden power rather than give credit to men and measures of the day who are helping make this world a better place to live in. It is an easy gesture to extend the helping hand when your own fireside is glowing warm, your own larder well filled with worklly goods, when good health guards your loved ones; then it is a very simple nmttcr to extend the hand of good-fel- lowshilL Wheu the hour of adversity is upm you and yours, the fireside warmth is chilled, the pangs of misery clutch tine heart-strings; then, and only then is tile real character of man re~ealed. Character is the strength of the soul. It has and always will require strong- souled men to build our comnmnity and our nation into a glorious place for our children to inherit. The hour of our greatest distress is upon ns. It is always darkest before the dawn. Now is the time for us all to commune with ourselves in silent meditation and seek Divine inspiration to guide us aright. To really endeavor to "Be my brother's keeper", to nrake some tiny tot smile again and believc in the things we found so much hap- piness in; Santa Claus. The only true ha, ppiness gained in this life conaes from serving others without thought of emolument. When our heart is vib- rant with songs of love and sincere well wishes for others it seems to come echoing back into our own lives from afar oft', but with added beauty and charm. When we take to our bosom some brother, defeated in the battle of life, and renew his courage, show hiln the light of success beckoning hin] on, anoint his feet where the thorns have pierced the flesh, then we have not lived in vain. Then we will have that wealth of lmlq~iuess that cannot be measured by a rod of gold. The hour of Thanksgiving is at hand curity of peace beyond comllare. The curtaiu of night is jeweled with stars and the placid sea from its mirrored surface reflects them back. The sea, tile hills, the cove and the sky become as one creation in the mystery of night; sileut, cal:n and lovely night. lnstrcsl)ection, meditation or prayer; call it what you will, this is the time of day when one feels the urge to commuue with one's inner being. Long ago the Jewish thinkers who gave to us so much for spiritual guidance, taught us that in the solitude of the hills dwells all wisdonL A Shepherd ~f the Hills has guided us aright down through the centuries and His teach- ings arc just as true today as ever in tile past. The failure of men to heed theln accounts for nlllch present day misery. Let us now, for the seasoll that lies ahead try, and sincerely prac- tice some of the examples He set f:,r us. Let us be truly thankful for all that we have in comf(wt, worhlly pos- sessions and spiritual well being. Let ns en(leavgr to express our deep ap- preciation to our fellow men, to the children and to the dmnb creatures who are ever by our side. Only by fire is the sword tempered into vibrant steel. Only the dceert heat cau ripen the olive and dat~.. On- ly by trial and tribulation ,can man strengthen his character. The darkest hours of our lives become, in years t-~ folk)w, the brightest markers alon:: the trail. Have Faith in yourself and your fellow man, have Hope rather th-m surrender to despair and, ever let Charity be thy companion. -- :0:-- Do you know that Avalon has one of the finest all,year climates on the Pacific Coast of the United States ? --- :0:-- AVALON COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rev. John B. Toomay. Minister Sunday Services--Church S c h o o I, 9:00 a.m., morning preaching service; 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.--"Joining the Church". 7:00 p.m.--"Our United Task". Mid-week meeting, Wednesday eve- uing at 7:30. AN D a zest helps diqest CM-34 1 pound 31e ARMOURS l ib. jar. Fruit 15c 2 pounds anything. Darling, for us who live in this land beyoml 3 Ib Snowdrift & !1 Crandall, who sends you the western wind-swept lwairies, tile call Carson the Phunber, burning western desert of shifting his hibernating and sands the snow-capped Sierras where pint Wesson Oil b 'o rh vchat our Ecru nsed mass 'and tumble great banks of clouds em bygone (lays. Lem laden with precious pearls of moisture ;lear often. he of the blushing the boys how to and acted like he my a grape in his (lay. he should be a Jo player. Sister ! Falquist and Ernie crutches, black spee- appeared and performed aS. How their hearts legs) this A. M. from our channel waters. Here in our sheltered cove carved by rains of countless centuries, by the Imlsing seas of uutold eons we greet the gold- en chariot of the morning sun from out the turquoise sea that cahnly flows by our island door. At noon we greet the shill from out the south that brings us from the mainland the vis- itors, mail and lazy, wheeling gulls. When vesper hour unrolls the velvet black of night we feel and know a se- 4 Ibs. Special Prices on Celery Hearts, Oranges and Cranberries for the Thanksgiving Dinner. STORE WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY THANKSGIVING ~~~ .'' .. . :. ........ __ ....