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PAGE TWO CAN WE READ EACH OTHER'S MINDS ? (Coutinned from page 1, column 4) calls, m others he pnts his finger or pencil on the indicated design, in oth- ers he presses down a. telegraph key which lights up a window holding the design'he has picked. Sometimes, calls are made in tune with the clicking of a metronome to see if the speed of decision affects the results. By shuf- fling the cards in an automatic electric device which slides them back and forth across baffle plates, the human element is eliminated from this phase of the work. At least a dozen colleges and uni- versifies in all parts of the United States, at this writing, are cooperating in the Rhine tests. In the greatest mass attack yet attempted, they are penetrating into th~s mysterious reahn of psychology. Much remains to be done. There is, for example,, the question of the part that emotion plays in telepathy. One curkms occurrence, reported from Har- vard L-niversity, illustrates the possi- bilities which may lie in this direction. During one of Iris experiments, Dr. Estabrooks was using a valued pack of playing cards. As he cut and se- lected a card, a leaky fountain pen splashed ink all over it, ruining it. The scientist was highly irritated. Later, when he exanfined the record sheet of the subject, he found the name of this card correctly listed, with a star placed in the margin beside it. The st~bject said that in this case the im- pression had come with such unusual force that he had starred the call to see if there had been anything pecu- liar about thecircumstances of the card's selection I In everyday life, emotion--which is usually absent in cold-blooded labora- tory tests--may be the factor respon- sible for the spectacular occurreuces which we are at a loss to explain. It was such an occurrence, Dr. Rhine told me,that started him on his re- searches. VVhen he was a graduate student at the University of Chicago, a famous botanist told him this story: lane stormy night, a wonlan oi1 a midwestern farm dreamed she saw her brother drive into his barn, nine miles away, climb into the hayloft, pull a pistol from his pocket and fire a bul- let through his brain. So vivid was the nightmare that she awoke scream- ing and insisted that her husband drive her over to her brother's farm to see whether everything was all r~ght. There they found the body in the loft. Every detail of the suicide, evidence showed, was 6xactly as the sister had seen it in her dream! The botanist was a trained and skeptical scientist. He had lived in the community at the time. He had checked up on the facts first-hand. And he Was baffled for an explanation. Even granting that the woman was worrying over her brother's mental c6ndition, how could science explain the fact that the dream was correct m every detail? Was there, after all, some kernel of scientific truth in tel- epathy, so long travestied by vaude- ville fakers and professional frauds? That was the question that haunted Dr. Rhine, the question he set out to answer in his present tests. For more than six years, these experiments have been going on. Climaxing the re- searches of other scientists, in many parts of the world, they provide the first long-range statistics in the study of telepathy. These advances, report- ed in recent months, form an impor- tant milestone in the study of mys- terious and unmapped regions of the human mind. GAME FISH OF CATALINA Marlin Swordfish (Tetrapturus mitsu kurii). Broadbill Swordfish (Xiphias gladius). Dolphin (Corphaenus hip, Black Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas). Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus macrop- lerus), Albacore (#hunnus alalonga). Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) Yellowtail (Serioia dorsalis). California Bonito (Sarda chiliensis). White Sea Bass (Cynoscion noblis). Ocean Bonito (Gymnosarda pelarnys). THE LEE SIDE o' L. A. By Lee Shippey in Los Angeles Times The other day 1 confided to you the fact that my helpspend and I flew to ~anta Catanna because she is pecu- liarly and exceptionally susceptible to seasickness: Well, darn it, we might as well have saved that extra money. Yesterday we returned by steamer, and my helpspend didn't suffer a sin- gle inward quahn. The ship was as steady as a pier, and the sea trip home is about as colorful and interesting as any sea voyage can be. Wrigley 0oes his best to eradicate monotony. An orchestra in a small boat plays the ship away, the urchins who have been daring you to throw pennies into the water for divers reasons start the wav- ing and cheering, and the crowd ou the dock joins in. The carillon on the" mountainside chimes out 4:30, and the lingering notes come down on you like a benediction. The island begins to stretch its twenty-two miles out for you, so that you realize its size for the first time. It reminds yt,u how much ~f it there is you do not know. With its carillon voice still sweet in your memory, it smiles on yon and mutely invites you back. Then, as the boat speeds on and the island begins to fade into a dream, the westering sun tlings over it a mantle of shim- mering glory and it slips away toward the horizon, a vision of utter repose, the Sleeping Beauty of the Sea. Feed Birds, Not Fishes Then, just as you begin to worry about whether or not you are going to feed the fishes, your attention is iti- parted by a chap who begins to feed the birds. He tosses a bit of bread in- to the air, and it never gets a chance to fall. A sea gull darts for it. The sky is dotted with gulls and in a mo- ment fifty of them arc gathered over the stern of the boat. Out there the wind makes you hold your hat, but the birds are perforlning.a miracle. They seem able to move forward, backward or sidewise without the moving of a wing. They seem abie to simply think themselves where they wish to be. They plainly never heard of the law of gravity. Sometimes only their glisten- ing eyes show that they are not asleep on the air. But toss up a crumb of bread, and no matter how the wind may try to whip it away from them, the bread is speared in midair. Our Unsung Skyline The only way you can set, any city you are aplu-oaching is from the sea or from the air. It was travelers on ships who discovercd the beauty of New York's skyline. And just now it is worth a trip just to see the skyline one sees as he returns from Catalina. A lavender twilight rises from the sea, but it changes to rose above us. The last roses the sun has to fling on our coast that day, though, are for more stalwart figures. Suddenly Mt. San Antonio, Mt. San Bernardino, Mt. San Gorgonio and Nit. San Jacinto stride out of the background gloom to catch those last roses on their caps of snow. Then the sun sinks, and the more intimate lights of ships and tiny boats and neighborly cities burst into bloom. From ten miles out at sea a town is a pool, a city a lake, of lights. For nfiles and miles, all before you is light, and all behind you is silent, crouching, ever-encroaching darkness. A little fishing boat slips by, so tiny that it seems wonderfully brave to strike our into that great mysterious void behind you. But you forget it as a sullen, thriftily lighted craft raises dim yet menacing outlines. It is a battleship. But then a big ship, bravely lighted, comes in view. It passes so close that you can see it is a Japanese liner. Travel Nice, But Not Necessary It all makes you wonder why some people think they have to go far from home to find things worth describing. I have never been in any foreign corm- try I did not enjoy, have never met any people who, in the main, I did not like. But I have found no other re- gion so full of places and people worth writing about as is Southern Califor- nia. "0 Our readers will find several inter- esting new advertisements in this is- sue. Look them over. THE CATALINA NEW CATALINA BOAT Fellows & Stewart, Wihnington boat builders, announce the expectation of launching May 1st, an eighty-foot combination glass-bottont boat and water taxi, which they are building for the Santa Catalina Island service, from their own designs. The vessel will be powered with two 275-horse- power Hall-Scott Invaders. It will cai'ry 85 people, at a speed of 16 knots per hour. The same firm will also launch at the same date two thirty-two-foot wa- ter line cruising sloops--Ed Locke's Cholita, and ComI Douglas' new vessels of the sam, ready in July, for John Hurndall and It is a pleasttre to: ested in maintaining trict around Santa that Ellis R. Patte the State Fish and who is asselnbl is in favor of keel closed against boats, and of presel our natural A "Crown of Bran i For Salmon C -.-------- By Barbara B. Brooks s~eemieng~yprOhdlleents fs(~;eYranyfonflt2te. ~bo;~ 2: ginutes ' less menus during the Lenten sea- Yield: 8-10 servings" son. This is a dish that wins sud- All-Bran Rutterr~lll~ den and lasting approval, and your family will call for its reappearance time after time. The triple-tested recipe follows: Salmon Chowder Pie 4 tablespoons Ys teaspoon pepper chopped onion IV2 cups cooked 4 tablespoons fat diced potatoes 4 tablespoons flour 1 cup cooked, sliced I cup water (drained carrots from cooked I pup cooked peas vegetables} 1 pound canned 2 cups milk salmon I teaspoon salt (flaked and boned) I recipe all-bran biscuits 2immer onion in fat until tender. Add flour; stir to a smooth paste. Add vegetable water and milk; cook until thickened. Add salt, pepper, vegetables and salmon. Pour into greased casserole; cover .with all- bran biscuits or all-bran biscuit dough rolled to flt easserole. Bake i,b cup all-bran V= '% .ap buttermilk 11/2 cups flour I teaspoon Soak all-bran flour, baking powtiar, 'together. Cut 11i sB mixture is like Add soaked a11-b: dough follows Turn onto lightly a few 1,,'o inch thickness floured cutter, or cove.,' casserole su,:~ g~sted. I1~ Yield: 12 biscuitS. diameter. NOTE : Sweet sweet m'lk is termilk, omit soda ing powder to three PROFN.IONAL KODAK Best Quality Paper Used, and Guaranteed Leave your rolls at the followi~ag stores: Avalon Drug Windle's News Stand Brooks Reyes Art and Curio Store Island Pharmacy Wharton's, Hotel REYES, Photo New Merchandise Friendly Service ATWATER ARCADE