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I-AGE SIX THE Published Every Wednesday at WINDLE'S PRINT SHOP AVALON, CALIFORNIA ERNEST 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 ...... Display Advertising S0c per Inch, Each insertion. 500 Inches During a Period of Six Months, 3Sc per Inch. Liner r~s 10c per Line, Minimum 25c. Entered as Second-Class Matter March 31, 1914, at the Postoffice at Avalon, Calif. Under the Act of March 3, 1897. The columns of the Islander are open to the general public, on any of the fol- lowing subjects: Local Politics and Gov- ernment, Fishing, Hunting and Camping. Items of local news interest will be greatly appreciated. Shop early; and mail yourChrist- l~as packages EARLY. :c: Quite a number of new holiday ads this week deserve your attention. Wonderful weather these December days. Up to this writing we have not seen any traces of frost in Avalon. Quite a number of Avalon residents, said to be depositors in the Guaranty Building and Loan Association of Hollywood, are feeling "very gloomy" tllese days. Two ladies, unmarried, are said to have invested their life savings in the organization. It has been announced that the con- tract for building a new glass bot- tomed boat to take the place of the "Emperor," wrecked during the No- vember gale, has been let to Wil- mington Boat Works. The craft will be 107 feet in length, and isto, be etmq)leted by June 1, 1931. :O: Do you remember the days in Ava- lon when the late Charles B. Parker was very intimate with "Santa Claus," and the .annual Christmas Tree was held in the old Eagles Hall? Fond memories, those days! This Christ- mas should be a "fond memory" to those who think of it 25 years from now. ,--:O:-- A thoroughbred Arabian horse val- ued at $6,000 was shipped from Chi- cago Monday by P. K. Wrigley, to be included in the blooded stock at his ranch, Campo Blanco, near Little Harbor. Within a few months Mr. Wrigley hopes to have one of the fin- est staTbles of Arabian horses at his Catalina Island ranch. "O; The Catalina Islander is interested in knowing whether .or not there are any destitute families in Avalon, and would greatly appreciate such infor- mation, so that these families will not be overlooked or permitted to "go hungry" during the Christmas holi- days. At the present time we have ,o report of destitution in Avalon. Presents for the children will be tak- en care of in the usual manner, "by the organizations best fitted to enter- tain the children. --:o:-- A glorious cantata, "The King of Peace," by Emerson, will be given at Community Congregational Church Sunday evening. Come and hear it. --------- : 0 : ------- "I'm a man of letters, dammit," an- nounced the author. "I know it," returned his friend, "but why swear about it?" 'Beeause, dammit, they're going to be read in court." CATALINA BIRDS WIN GOLD MEDALS AND CUPS WHY WE DO IT DOINGS AT THE By Alma Overhoh Feathered beauties of the Catalina Aviaries won the Grand Sweepstakes prize, a flock of gold medals and blue ribbons with a couple of silver cups thrown in for good measure at the second annualForeign Bird Show held at Long Beach under the au- spices of theAvicultural Society of By Mehran K. Thomson, Ph. D. Author of The Springs of Human Action Catalina feathered contestants. These were awarded for tbe best cockatoos, caiques, macaws and finches. In ad- dition, the Island birds carried off eleven blue ribbons for first prizes, three second prizes and two third prizes in their respective divisions. Prize winning birds in the exhibit included "Jimmy" the famous talking Hill mynah with his admonition of "Go ketch 'era"; "Alma" a blue feath- ered as well zs blue blooded hyacinth macaw; the King Bird of Paradise; a giant black palm cockatoo; a pair of green thighed caiques; two Leadbeat- er's cockatoos; a pair of scarlet ibis; an aerial toucan; a Rubia lorry, a blue mountain Iory and a purple-capped lory, a coppers'nithbarbete and a parrot finch. "Ahna," adept in "modelling" her fine feathers to best advantage took the honors for 0ersonalitv and was voted as the "it" bird; "Jimmy," the talking mynah got the hand as the star of the show and "Mike" the tou- can with his big bill was ranked as the most comical bird with the King Bird of Paradise rated as ~n example of the "best dressed." Superintendent E. H. Lewis of the Catalina Bird Park brought fifty rare specimens to the show, representing the largest single exhibit. The island collection is owned by Willianq Wrig- ley Jr., and is rated as the largest private collection of rare birds in America. WHY CONTRAST IS A FORM OF RESEMBLANCE The four laws of association laid down America. The Avicultural Cup, a beautiful silver punchbowl was won by the Cat- alina exhibition for the largest num- ber of points scored in all classes. The "Hatch" cup for the "best bird in the show" was awarded the King Bird of Paradise, judged as the rarest and most beautifully pluma~ed bird in the show. The "Vroom" Cup was award- ed a red-headed parrot finch, scored M.'.Thomson~. as the rarest foreign finch exhibited, we have learned. Four gold medals were won by the We know now as he knew over two ----:O:-- By Catalina Island tained the ern California over the week- party ! The vlv the Hotel St. Cat after shooting and from under.a by the great Aris- course turnedm totle are : The law Monday--a sn:l "SJ" of succession, the who knows h] , law of contiguity, about it for the the law of similarity that he will c~,~ and the law of con- give up playing t trast. Verne Wickha 1 These laws he ap- Krauch for low plied,in the psychol- Lowery, sports ogy field to show was third with how we recall what editor of "The thousand years ago that all recall is dependent upon association. You will recall only what is associated and un- less the proper stimulus is applied the material will never be recalled. Con- versely, what enters the mind is re- called with whatever was associated with it at the time. The law of succession means that you will recall what you have learned m succession or in serial order such, for example, as the letters of the al- phabet. When I say "a" you think of "b" because you learned them in succession. The law of contiguity means that you recall things that enter the mind at the same time, s'uch, for example as recalling Mr. X when you think of Mr. Y, because you met them at the same time. The law of resemblance is that like objects recall each other. Smooth as velvet we say because the smooth touch of the present object reminds us of the smoothness of velvet by the law of resemblance. The law of contrast recalls objects of opposite characteristics. When I say "day" you think of "night." Simi- larly "white" recalls "black." The strange thing is that resem- blance and contrast seemingly so dif- ferent are basically the same. Con- trast is a form of resemblance. In the aboveillustration we compared a smooth object, let us say a bald head, to velvet. Now, while these two ob--. jects may resemble each other in smoothness they are quite unlike in all other respects. This you will find to be true also of contrasts. You can't contrast the nominative case with a baseball bat. You can contrast the nominative case with the dative case because they are both cases. You can contrast a long bat with a short one, a wooden one with a metal one because they are all bats. In order to contrast two things they nmst belong to the same order of existence, that is, they must agree in a great many respects and differ in the one point of contrast. Hence contrast necessitates a high degree of resemblance. While resemblance to be effective must pick out objects of comparison which are alike only at one point and different at all other points such as a bald head and a bil- liard ball. LEGION AUXILIARY The Auxiliary held its monthly meeting Dee. 12. Mrs. Katheryn Iv- erson, district president, installed the following officers: M. Esther Shona- felt, president; Ellen Lelash, vice- president; Hazel Brown, second vice- president; Ann Stevens, secretary; Katheryn Fitzgerald, treasurer; Mrs. Lyman, chaplain; Helene Stevenson, historian; Betty Wegmann, sergeant- at-arms; Hazel Baker, Isabel Wil- liamson and Susie Cameron, members of executive committee. From proceeds of the recent food sale the ladies sent contributions for Christmas baskets for families of dis- abled soldiers, to Child Welfare Fund, and to help buy a sewing machine for the disabled soldiers engaged in lea- ther work at Sawtelle. Mesdames Paulson, McCullough, Heywood, Laurance and Martin are recent new members. ---------- : 0 : ~ The cruiser "Valiant" anchored off the Hotel St. Catherine pier sank suddenly Tuesday morning. Two in- surance men who were on board in- specting the fire damage were com- pelled to jump overboard. The craft sank stern first. ~:o:-- Few Avalonites know that John Hodgedon, instructor in Industrial Arts at the local high school, is pres- ident of the Skyline Aircraft Corpor- ation, Ltd., of Long Beach. Mr. Hodgedon is quite busy during spart time developing a new type of air- craft, a model of which will soon be ready for exhibition tests. --'--'----- : 0 : -- See California before going further. Why we do it. Ask Dr. "i~homson. Write him care of this paper, enclos- ing a self-adrressed and stamped en- velop.~ for reply. Copyright 1930 ~:O:~ Will Rogers says: "Funny thing about human nature; when we ain't feeling so good ourselves we always want to read about somebody that is worse off than we are." The baby is just as appreciative of his Xmas toys as the statesman is of his own eloquent speech. Most men are "overgrown babies," when playing with their own playthings. zine" was D "Scotty" a Scotch 69. in "The Amer Country landed in sixth "Bill Smith of t line for next !0 Lextell of the ished eighth Eddie tary, landed in nJ George Cowing, I California sociation, and should have was their" pr take home Max Stiles o die Lawrence Times," Joh iner,', and day noon and Lloyd flew over and flew back and called it a of "The Expr played his had lunch boat. Ralph Echoff were and darkness have no returnS. More next READ THE ports. SANTA CLAUS One of the mas trees in cated in ,,FroSi corner of CreS.c nues. That "Frosty" claims Santa Claus where up in Santa ty" calls to give ery child Monday, arranged to children Santa In harmony lnas tree, th, presents an an c e. /: o: John Lazar, ranteur, has his family, on Crescent av Friend A. on the spend the Maiden Lane,. Monday As we go ceived of the Allen on Tu~ wilt be from Long Beach, Among Mr. and Angeles. Joe worked toge Storms raging in the hearts of men shop in sometimes help to stiffen up the fee- five ble knees., still follow