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IGHT - - ..... TIIE CATALINA ONE HU CATALINA BOOSTER'S CLUB Chairman .................. H. Page Randall Vice C~airman ...................... F. H. Oft Business Mgr ................... H. D. IMffin Sec'y-Treas ............. A. W. McDowell Assistant Sec'y ................. L. C. Paper Advisory Board Milton S. Patrick E. H. Bernegger ludge E. Windle F_~ P. M'cM:illen R. M. Heywood Chairmen of Committees Publicity ........................... H. M. Ahem Decorations ................ F. H. Roadhouse Mttsic ..................................... J. B. Ogden Electrical Effects ......... R. S. Alexander Golf ............................................ Joe Fishel DID IT EVER OCCUR TO YOU? By Harry D. I)if~n Did it ever occur to you just who qualified in the Boosters Golf Tournament for the Amateur Handicap Championship o f Catalina Island for t h e year 1930 ? Well, here is the low down at the timewe go to press on play for thi~: week : V. Petrich 0, W. Price 5, Fred Arce 5, H. P. Randall 10, M. Ahern 18, B. vi. o. Owt=lN Scott 12, H. Fitch 10, A. Laurance 10, T. Baker 4, M. Hennefer 12, E. Hite 5, D. Dick 10, D. Haley 4, J. Gl.endye 18, G. Johnson 14, J. Davis 10. AS TOLD TO ME Ann and Claude Payette are the proud owners Of a new automobile. Claude is breaking it in preparatory to their trip back to Haverhill,. Mass., in the fall. The Catalina Hole in One Club held its monthly luncheon at the Country Club clubhouse on Thursday, April 10th, all members attending except Pro. Joe Fishel, who was unabl~ to come. Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Amar were Island visitors last week, being the guests of Mr. Vicent Petrich, who arranged a birthday party for Amar. Remember, April 22nd (Tuesday Nite) is the date set for the P.-T. A. bridge and five hundred party. Make no othor arrangements for that even- ing, so you can be there. Eleven prizes. Mabel--"Come, Gert, get up. If you sleep all day you will get fat." Gert--"Go on and let me sleep. If I get too fat I'll get married and re- tire." Ham--"Look Bones, I just got a spe- cial delivery letter." Bones--"Read it." Ham--"It says, 'if you don't k~ep away from my wife, I'll kill you.' " Bones--"Well, why don'tyou keep away from his wife ,then?" Ham--"I can't. He didn't sign his name." --'--" :0 :'---~ SPRING FLOWERING By W. E. Allen Biological Feature Service Most of us have noticod not only that the land is becoming covered with flowers this Spring, but that it tends to produce flowers in great abun.- dance in the Spring of every y~a'r. Fewer of us realize that sLmilar changes occur each year in the lives of animals, and many of us have n,ever thought of the possibility that plants and animals living in water make sim- ilar responses to the changes in time and conditions which come with Spring. In some parts of the world the Spring "flowering" of microscopic plants in seas and lakes is often so prominent that it attracts almost as much attention from its observers as does the flowering of land plants from the rest of us. For generations it has been known to fishermen that the wa- ter often shows peculiar color in the Spring, and that it has more or less of a "soupy" appearance where the color is deepest Examination of such water by scientific investigators has shown that in some cases the color and soupiness is caused by microsco- pic plants which have suddenly ap- peared in numbers running into mil- lions to each quart of While these plants are too small to develop real flowers such as we see on larger land plants, they .are really carrying on activities similar to those resulting in formation of flowers, and these activities are evidently caused by the same primary influences. Afloat in the sea water of the Southern Cal- ifornia regions, diatoms are the prin- cipal plants showing such activities at this time of year. These microscopic plants are mostly so small that some hundreds of them can be enclosed in a drop of water. Many of them occt| as tiny chains of little box-like struc- tures (the individual cells). It is prob- able that these cells can grow and di- vide into new cells so rapidly that in very favorable conditions their num- bers may double in each twenty-four hours. At that rate a few hundr.eds would become millions in less than a month, so it is not surprising that they should become conspicuous at times. Many kinds of diatoms attach them- selves to surfaces of rocks, to sea weeds, to submerged structuresand even to the shells and skins of ani- mals. They too, may multiply at a tremendous rate, so that a seemingly sudden appearance in great numbers may cause one to think of flowering such as that of larger plants. For the last four weeks I have been watching the growth of some of these "fixed" diatoms on some blocks of wood sus- pended in the water at the Scripps In- stitution pier. Each week I have scraped a block surface on which growth had been continuing for three and four weeks. Three weeks ago I found a few din- toms in the material scra block, together with wry small animals. A we, one-week growth of all little larger. At the end week the one-week eral times as large the end of either of the but it was much less than which had been undisturbe weeks. At the end of the some increase was appar growth both for four weeks, but the that of the third week was cially striking. From these tions it is evident that multiplication of certain fine plants and animals was speeded up about the middle and that it has been going about two weeks thus re: increase of growth and land plants to a c Much of the heavier submerged blocks in weeks consisted of young sea weeds, some of got their start as the result ing of parent plants in tions, but some of which their own production of similar reproductive strut1 g.etting attached. The same true of numbers of small "fixed habit." Rapid production, therefore, the approach of Spring ine organisms as well those on land. Why does this and reproduction occur so and so regularly at this year? No one can give factory answer to this though it is obvious that vantages in the cipal one being that by. young a start in the Sp~ enabled to make use of ther of Summer for ment and for prepara favorable conditions " Scripps Institution On Tuesday of last w Walter E. Clark of the Nevada visited the Superintendent of 9 FOOD PRODUCTS WITH A PERSONALITY 101 Sumner Ave. Only 2 THE NEW "Avalon flower Shop [, I1~]~ Under new management .~ ~.A..TWATEI~ ARCADE lqLDG. %~ Bowers for 811 Occasions ~ Ferns, Potted Plants ~. t.~,,See our selection of Catalina '~T ~a Glazed Tile Products . ~ ~ ORDER Easter Lillies NOW ~.. Our "adlet" column helps. "Pry it. Advertise your needs in The Catalina Islander. It- ..s Horn e Cookedt Foods Reasonable Pzqces Mark Messert ) S. C. I. Co. Laundry Dept. announces that they are now equipped to the general public with all classes of laundry work. One day Service if Req QUALITY QUARANTEED Phone 32 or 105 Work called for and delivered Terms: Cash on Delivery , ,.,o:Lt=,%y.,. : M. L. JAMES, REPRESENT&TIVE IVY OVERHOLZER FUNERAL DIRECTOR