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November 23, 1932

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AY, NOV. 23, 1932 PAGE NINE AN UNEQUAL CONTEST t~. By W. E. Allen 10logical Feature Service way up our hill at noon I shrill cries in the air and a little way off to the looking up I saw a large, !d hawl< with broad round- ~ring painfully to produce to escape from a furious ;uer. The latter was one of hawks we often call "spar- :s" in this locality. were coming from a point le sea cliffs north of the labor- F the Scripps Institution of :raphy I thought it possible big hawk had carelessly wan- near to a nesting site of the Bnt, since it is well many birds are very jeal- "rights" to certain hunt- ing territories, it is pos- "sparrow hawk" was Concerned in keeping other Prey away from her "claim". her reasons for fighting been she made her inten- )lain. above the large hawk directly at his back, latter twisted and turned in his efforts to avoid be- the living projectile. Just seemed that collision must or both birds gave the which had first attracted The big hawk contin- rantic efforts to escape until lalf mile away from the sea the "sparrow hawk" gave and turned homeward. I .~e that she ever had actu- enemy, but there sure- reason for 'his showing so his terror seemed so great rather sorry for him, al- rily my sympathies are participant in a con- opponents of greatly dif- es. The big hawk showed Catalina Island Lodoe,F.&A.H. No, 524 Meeu ev F 7 ~ tiday Night of each month :30 in Foresters Hall. Visiting brethren are welCOme. P~RCy E. MACKEY. MASTER J" J, WHITE. ~ICRETARY TRUE WESTERN HOSPITALITY SIXTH AT SPRING BEST BEDS BEST SERVICE BEST LOCATION BEST RATES Id. I~kb:al for the Business Man COnvenient for the Tourist poorly it: ahnost every way, in flight, in fight, in skill, and in brains. Prac- tically all that could be said in his fa- vor was that he seemed larger and stronger. We are so accustomed to blindly ad- miring size and power that we fail to recognize that often these character- istics are valueless or disadvantageous. Nature affords innumerable illustra- tions of the advantage of small size accompanied by appropriate speed and skill and such contests as this between the hawks are common. Many preda- tory animals are smaller and weaker than the animals which they often at- tack and there are vast numbers of animals and plants which are success- ful in life because their small size en- ables them to get along with little or to easily hide from danger. Even under the "artificial coMi- tions" created by civilized :nan there are vast numbers of examples of the disadvantages of large size of indi- viduals and of organizations. It is generally known that many small men are better athletes than most that are large, especially in golf and tennis, where speed and skill are so much better than mere power. It is well known that a man of wealth is con- tinually pestered by all sorts of pro- rooters, schemers, and parasites who ignore a poor man. Largeness of any kind invites-attention and attacks in- volving dangers unknown to the small and insignificant. In spite of such knowledge business men and public officials are forever striving to get "bigger" organizations or enterprises without regard to the "bigger" risks which they must inevitably incur and without regard for the "bigger" loss and waste of power or resources in- volved in handling the bigger load. Furthermore, too large size stirs des- perate fear in one's neighbors. A mocking bird probably would not have been treated so roughly if he ventured on the domain of the "sparrow hawk", but the big 'hawk was not to be toler- ated. --:o:-- AVALON CHURCH SERVICES Catholic--St. Catherine's Masses 6, 8 and l0 a.m. in the church during July and August. After arrival of noon steamer mass will be held in Crescent Avenue Pavilion. Christian Science Society A Branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, holds Sun- day service at 11:00 a. m., Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday even- ing services at 8:00. Reading Room open 2 to 4 o'clock on Wednesdays and Saturdavs in Sunday School room, Church Edif{ce, East Whittley Avenue. Subject Nov. 27--"Ancient and Mod- ern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and ' " Hvpnotl sin, Denounced. Community--Congregational Sunday services--Church School at 9:30 a.m. Worship and Sermol,, 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Mid-week service .. .. . :::...:.:::: ...... .@~.~..:..:d.::".'". Dry Cleaning and Pressing S. C. I. Co. Laundry Dept. Work called for and delivered. One Day Service if Required. Terms Cash 105 or on Call Office--- __0 work thru our 115 Catalina Ave. "Universal-i Tarpon Tuna Deep Sea or Ocean Reel FOR SALE BY H. D. MacRAE COMPANY, AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND TUFTS-LYON,S COMPA~IY, LOS ANGELES B. H. DYAS COMPANY, LOS ANGELES NEW YORK HARDWARE TRADING CO., Los Angeles, California OR ANY OTHER DEALER. OR DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURF.JR Edward vom 92 FULTON STREET, NEW YORK The lergest manufacturer of Hand-Made Rods, Reels and Tackle of every description in America. CATALOG NO. 18__!72 PAGES--ON REQUEST ESTaBLISHeD 1867 f THE AVALON TRANSFER CO. BAGGAGE CHECKED AT YOUR HOME TO DESTINATION Storage = Packing and Unpacking M. L-. JAMES TLEPHONE 16 Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Everyone . / cordially invited to all the srrvices. IF INTERESTED IN AVALON SUBSCRIBE FOR THE IS~A'NDER --:o:-- IF INTERESTED IN AVALON SUBSCRIBE FOR THE ISLANDER AVALON PUBLIC LIBRARY [ ,a,on ,anch of the Los A,,ge,0, I Ashaway Original Cuttyhunk County Public Library, in Atwater Ar- cade,to 5 andiS open7 to 8everY:30 p.weekm.