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PAGE TWO SUNSHINE PSYCHOLOGY (Continued from Page 1, Col. 4) Jena, had had the same advantages as our modern scientists--apparatus for processing the various gasses and controlling forces and energy--he might have advanced different conclu- sions to the problems that then per- plexed his intellect. Perhaps, too, he studied by candle-light! Through the past ages many philos- ophers have believed that "souls trav- eled from one body to another". They couldn't prove it, and modern science has never dis-proved it[ Sure, scient- ists have tried to ridicule all such ~sychic "beliefs"--while they, human crags, all breathed the same air, giv- ing no consideration to the subtle forces in which they are immersed and of which they are a part. If radio, perfumes and other material influences can be freighted to us on the air we breathe, perhaps the po.~i- tlve units, "atoms ol k, ve, sore, spirit and breath may affiliate with the elec trical and gaseous ingredients of the Universe, to be inhaled as nourishment to sustain life. Certain it is that no one has yet succeeded in producing "synthetic" love, or by any design, intrigue or trick have they solved the technique of transplanting love from one mind to another. (Love and passiov are not tile same. Body and breath odors are often repulsive to individuals possess- ing passion and a sensitive nose.) Love, as a force for activating human behavior, according to the late' Pro- fessor Henry Drummond, "is :he greatest thing in the world." ~;UNSHINi PIYCHOLOGY Wisdom and love find expression only in minds and bodies that are conditioned to express them. A mak- er of automobile parts or auy other piece of mechanism may be fawiliar with the sti'ucture of the part he makes, but if he is unable to co-ordi- nate the parts he can form ao com- prehension of the intricate mechanism of the whole. So it is with knowledge. It is not what a man knows that in- dicates his ability to think and medi- tate. How he assembles his knowledge by putting the parts in the right place does indicate his discrimination, expe- rience and intelligence. Many research workers have labor- iously acquired a knowledge of the material things of the Universe, but have failed to co-ordinate the data. To many of them, the information is similar to a "jig-saw puzzle" that they are unable to assemble because some- one is moving the parts. The uni- verse is a growing, living, law-gov- erned object. (And, in this connection we are sometimes concerned regarding the lack of unity of purpose that exists in many of our universities. In one building professors teach "science", in another, philosophy; in another, reli- gion, but there is no department in the university for co-ordination of knowledge. How long can any indus- try exist that manufactures "parts" and never puts them together?) We are informed that no research worker has ever "discovered" a single element in the Universe that is not in his own body or in the food he could eat. Strange, isn't it, that some splrit- ually-minded investigator has not dis- covered a single human "sbul-atom?" 'l~here are so many of them--all bro- thers, tool Perhaps no one is yet "soul conscious !" We have deviated from our usual discussion of human Motivation and breathing. However, the step from human motivation of the finite mind to that of the Infinite must be at- tempted sometime. The human brain does not manufacture its own motives. How, when and where do motives orig- inate ? : O : -'---'--~ Catalina Island--the place where quietness and repose soothe ragged nerves and renews health and happi- ~..~-- : O : ---~ A place to rest--a place to play; The most to see--the least to pay. For health, or change, or play, or rest Catalina is the best. AN AFFAIR AT THE BORDER By Edgar Harrison A funny thing happened to us in Detroit. Rather, it occurred just as we were leaving Detroit to enter tl~e province of Ontario, Canada. I might say that the incident seems funay now, but at the moment of occurrence we were not doing so well in the way of laughter. (ha the contrary, we were well-nigh mortified, so to speak. We arrived in Detroit on a brisk, sunny morning. Stepping lightly from the De Luxe Line bus which had car- ried us overnight from Chicago to the busy automobile city, we sought a first-class hotel--naturally. You can tell we must have travelled grade-A from the name of the bus fine we chose---De Luxe. A splendid hne, by the by . They remove you from Chi- cago and dump you out at Detroit, all in the short span of 9 hours, for the amazingly reasonable charge of three dollars--and nothing extra for that pretzellish feeling in the middle of your back that comes to you some- where in Indiana. But, all ,*his free SPORTS SLANTS (Continued from Page 1, Column 2) over on the remaining holes to throv, away the chance for a possible win. Final results of the b:mrnament: First low gross--Nick Marincovich- Don Ruth--72. Second low gross--Jack Davis-Don Hornor--73. Third low gross--Vince Petrich-W. Gibson--75. Fourth low gross--Fred Berning- Dave Harris--76. First low net--Martin Hall-Lee Gri ffin--72-18----54. Second low net--Abe Perluss-C. Durham--77-21--56. Third low net--Vince Petrich-W. Gibson--75-16---59. Fourth low net--A1 Pallas-E. Rine- hart--80-20=-60. , The second annual Men's Single Tennis Championship sponsored by Mr. Harry Diffin, prominent local sportsman, got under way last week with no casualty recorded among the local favorites on the first round cl~,shes. Minus the appearance of defending title holder, Frank Feltrop, who is not on hand to defend his crown this year, the tournament will be featured by ding-dong battles among the local- racquet wielders aspiring to wear this year's tennis diadem. There seems to be no favorite at the current writing although I like the chances of Ray Jeffries, Lin Campbell, Tom Wilkin- son, Dr. Donald Bussey and Tobe Bak- er among the whole lot. I am rather positive that out of this splendid ar- ray of racqueteers will blossom the next champion. First round matches results are as follows: Lin Campbell defeated E. Crowton, 6-1----6-2; Ray Jeffries de- feated Carl Johnson Jr. 6-3--6-2; C. Reece defeated Ed Feltrop 6-0--6-3; Tom Wilkinson defeated F~ Adargo, Jr. 6-1--6-0; D. R. Arnold defeated Donald Carpenter 6-3--3-6---6-3; Abe Perluss defeated Glen White 6-2---6-4; P. Conrad defeated H. Thuet 6-3---6-4; G. W.iseman defeated E. Turner 11-9--- 6-3; AI Pallas defeated Leslie Thuet 6-2--6-3; E. Westenkuehler defeated Lewis Sullivan 6-1--6-3. TOWNSEND CLUB MEETS (Continued from page 1, column 3) was chosen to read the President's message. It is good news that our Govern- ment, following the example of civil- ized Governments in other countries, will assume responsibility for poverty- stricken old age. A "civilization" in which it is con- sidered disgraceful to turn an old horse out to die should be ashamed to say to an old man or woman, "we have got out of you all your useful work, now starve." THE CATALINA advertising has no bearing on my story, and is neither here nor there. In brief, we located a good--f sh.Juld say excellent--hotel (the Detroit-Le- land, m case you give a hoot), right in the heart of town. During the next two hours we managed, among other things, to pretty thoroughly clutter up a few of their ash trays and leave a couple of deep impressions in their lobby's most comfortable divan. Regarding these two items of service I can give my whole-hearted approba- tion. Beyond that, you will have to seek elsewhere /or information con- cerning the beautiful Detroit-Leland. Because, when the man from the Plymouth factory came for us--we checked out. Exactly eight and one-half minutes after having entered in the glassed C. C.: "Urn-hum. No liquor--anything of that Chorus : (staring at sudden confusion as 1 to function) : "Wh: oh, yes, that's right. little liquor at that. almost forgotten though. Not of Seagram's we know--trying to toddies .... that musta stuck it in one most forgot.., ha-ha C. C.: "I see. Pull over there and park." Chorus : "Yes, sir !" Well, blow me down!, just dandy ! We wer_en anything like that, :you kind of nervous~-being doors of the factory offiC~ we were driving down the new-car drivewav what strict rulings to the street. How's that for super-concerning the hard salesmanship?What pressure, what And then, too, we'd finesse, what superb.., ah, what's the use of trying to fool you ? The car had been ordered and paid for a cow- ple of weeks previous. But, nevertqe- less, we were mighty tickled that there was no red tape about getting the new bus out of hock. It was all so simple. Emmet just had to sign six or eight release papers, and we were on our way. Why, they even gave us directions how to get out of town---which is what I call darned sporting, ain't you ? Several methods of entrance into Ontario are open to those who desire to enter. We chose the bridge--a great steel span that gives you an ex- cellent view of the river, ~nd the adja- cent two country sides. Driving jauntily up to the American customs officials we answered a few customary questions and imposed upon their good nature to cash a couple of low denomination travelers' checks. Then, over the bridge we trundled with good cheer swelling our hearts. The Canadian customs boys soon chilled that. As we slowed to a halt a stern- visaged chapp~,' in ffhifofm'"flpped':o us. We beamed beatifically at him. Then the occurrence of which I spoke began to occur. I shall attempt to reproduce here the conversation that ensued, as closely as I can recall it: Custom's Chappy: "Good morning, men !" Chorus : "Good morning!" C. C.: "How long do you intend to stay in Canada?" Chorus: "Oh, not long. We're just driving through to Niagara Fails." C. C.: "I see. Have you anything to declare ?" Chorus: "No... guess not." C. C.: "Urn-m! What's in those bags in the back seat?" Chorus: "Oh, just clothes mostly-- dirty clothes---clean clothes--mo~qly clothes." what tough custome nadian Mounted course, this chappY but he was still lice. To make matters able, we couldn't, for remember in which cases the filthy con sconced. So, nothing open and examine officer stood and glare~ agined. Inevitably we coyly nestled in the ve last bag to be examirx' Seizing the bottle chappy marched rice. As I started to informed me that roy not required, unless ! 'did not so wish. I sat thought a lot of t thoughts for the nex Suddenly, Emmet door and started His looks confirmed apprehension. He around the gills he,'.d just.had the him . His mouth pants bagged at the "Great Scott, man t" me the worst." Emmet rolled his eye "Do you know what Canada,, for having an booze? he inquired, sigh. "Two hundrea or a hundred dollars "Holy mackerel !" I much did they grease He eyed me a roome! then burst mto a loud ] "Nothing, you chumP. it. Ha-ha !" Do you know that of the finest all-year Pacific Coast of the th INTERESTING ANNOUNCEMENT During the entire month of December, the Airline will give a special round-trip rate of $4.25 to Islanders, bus fare to and from the Airport included.. This traffic must be confined td the morning plane from the evening plane from Wilmington. Reservations will be made in the usual manner, by port, and round-trip tickets purchased at the Airport It is not necessary to return the same day. The return made any time during the month on the evening plane mington. One may leave Avalon on the morning plane, spet six hours of shopping in Long Beach or Los An Avalon on the evening plane from Wilmington, all orl Wilmington-Catalina Ai