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PAGE TWO THE CATALINA SIMPLE SCIENCE By WOW (Science Service) SOAP Almost everything has a history. Some of us don't tell all of ours. Soap was first made in Germany in B. C. They mixed wood ashes with fat and used it as an ointment. Probably they thought it did not look nice enough to wash with, and would only do for med- icine. That's why the ancients were so dark in color. Some soap looks so taice now you want to eat it. Lots of children do. In making soap they boil up fat with |ye. They use only two kinds of lyes in making soap, but more kinds in selling it. Soapmakers usually heat the fat with caustic soda lye. This makes hard soap. It's called hard soap because it's hard. If they used caustic potash lye the soap would be soft. There are more things in soap than meet the eye. Shaving soap contains cocoanut oil and makes a nice lather. It looks like snow pudding. It's put up in tubes like tooth paste, but tastes different: Scouring soap contains sand. Floating soap has air in it. That's why it floats. Soap powder has wash- ing powder in it. Transparent soap contains glycerine and sugar, which is a help if you happen to eat a little. The, French use olive oil in making soap. It's very hard, so it's called castile. In making soap glycerine is always produced at the same time. These two things serve much the same purpose. The soap is used to remove dirt, and the glycerine is used to make dyna- mite, which removes most everything else. There are two reasons why soap removes dirt. It makes an emulsion with the dirt something llke milk, and thus loosens it. The dirt also tends to ~a Clothes Do Not Make the Man but they do help him to make good impressions. There is satisfaction in al- ways appearing well dressed. Suits made at City Prices. MARTIN Merchant Tailor Avalon California stick to the soap, and is thus carried off. Dynamite is more vigorous in its action. STORM WARNINGS '~ csv ~ORV~tASv ~OU~KASV .~e~[ Flags with perpendicular lines, Red.; small squares, Black; other flags, White. Catalina will give you the rest of your life. Come to Catalina. The St. Louis Sporting News is on sale at Windle's News Stand. Subscribe now--xg2 per 3-ear. Wednesday Evening, May 14th Hope Hampton in "STAR DUST" A struggle between love and the foot- lights. Also "MA AND PA" .ST RAN D-~-- Thursday, May 15th House Peters and June Elridge in "THE HAND OF PERIL" A Maurice Tourneur production. A romantic and delightful mystery sto- ry from the pen of Arthur Stringer. Also Educational Comedy "EASTER BONNETS" --ST RAN D--..-~-, Friday, May 16th Macklyn Arbuckle in a picturization of his famous stage success "MR. POTTER OF TEXAS" Also Educational Comedy "KIDDING KATY" -------ST R AN D~-~ Saturday, May 17th Gloria Swanson and Elliott Dexter in "DON'T TELL EVERYTHING" A tale of tangled 10re, and a new com- mandment for men. Also, "FIGHTING BLOOD" ~STRAND~ Sunday, May 1Sth Miriam Cooper and Robert Vrazier in "AFTER THE BALL" A tremendous drama of intrigue, love and romance. Also I'eerless Comedy "WELCOME UNCLE" And INTERNATIONAL NEWS ---,...--8 T R A hi I~-.-~- -Monday, May 19th Robert Ellis and Warner Richmoml in Thus. Dixon's famous story "MARK OF THE BEAST" ]]lind love, compelledby criminal power. Also Educational Comedy "THREE CHEERS" ------8 T RAND~ Tuesday, May 20th Alice Lake and Herbert Rawlinson in "THE DANCING CHEAT" She could not be tamed, yet she danc- ed her way to his heart. Also Universal Comedy "THAT'S RICH" And INTERNATIONAL NEWS -~--STRAND~- Wednesday, May 21 Hobart Bosv~orth & Madge Bellamy in "BLIND HEARTS" A powerful drama, with scenes laid in the land of everlasting snow.. Also First National Comedy "BOW WOW" ~--~;TRAN D-- PRICES~2S, 39 and 50 Cents. Children under 12, in First Section lOc. PASADENA DISTRICT COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ANNUAL TRAINING CAMPS The sixth annual vacation training camp announcements of the Pasadena District Council, Boy Scouts of Amer- ica, is just off the press and contains much information that will be of vital interest to Boy Scouts in this vicinity. The camps will again be held at the famous Cherry Valley site, beyond the Isthmus on Catalina Island. Because of the well protected cove, which affords quiet W~ater for swim- ruing and boating, as well as instruc- tion in swimming and life-saving, Cher- ry Valley is an ideal site. Any boy who is a registered Scout on or before June 23rd, may attend the Catalina Island Boy Scout Camps. "l[his year's camps will be conducted under the personal direction of Tall- man H. Trask, District Scout Execu- tive, who has conducted Y.M.C.A. and Boy Scout camps on Catalina Island for the past thirteen years, and he will be ably assisted by Vernon L. Baird, Field Scout Executive; H. Benjamin Robison, Scoutmaster of Troop No. 1, Avalon, and Carl Miller. The latter three members have each attained the much-coveted rank of' Eagle Scout and have all had many years experience in large camps for boys. In addition to this staff, there will be a large number of Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmas- ters and other experts. The Scouts will be interested to know that Chef Geo. W. Dansby, who has for the past three years self famous, will again be "King! Kitchen." Among the special features for this year will be a dark-roo~ old mine tunnel, where Scouts leaders may do experimental photography. Special attention be given also to the ancient and ored sport of archery. According to the camp folder by the Council Camp sisting of H. Louis Delano, Jose Hixon, Joseph P. Howe and Maepherson, and the soeiation, with Rev. Morgan Dennis H. Stovall as officers, be six ten-day camps, starting 30th and closing August 30th. The price this year, according announcement, will be only the ten days, including from the mainland, food, tents. vision and all expenses, and a rate of $7.50 is being made tered Scoutmasters and assistant~ After the Speedboat Record Wihnington, May 12--Cecil 13, Mille's step hydroplane, with hopes to beat Gar Wood's America," is nearing completion at Angeles Harbor. The waterplane is equipped 500-horsepower Burgetti motors, ing on a single shaft, which is ed to give the motion picture er's craft a speed of ninety milc~ hour. "Miss America's" recur r~ ;hat less than that. Will Visit "The Store Beautiful" Grocery Delicatessen and Lunch Counter Bakery 419 CRESCENT AVENUE TEA ROOM--CATERING SERVICE Milk DepOt Fruit and Vegetable Department ~n "~O~ Meat Mark# TELEPHONE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AYALON REAL ESTATE GET IN TOUCH WITH A. L. LAURANCE WITH SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CO. AVALON. CALIFORNI DRINK CATALINA ORIGINATED ON THE ISLAND We Are Boosting Catalina EVERYWHERE CATALINA'S FRESH ORANGE DRINK FOR SALE V; ON THE SEA FRONT 5000 Square Feet-- Double Frontage on Crescent Avenue and Hill Street MAGNIFICENT VIEW OF THE ENTIRE BAY Suitable for Rooming House, Court or Private ResidenceS' Apply to OWNER. 330 South Vendome Street, Los AngeleS. Phone Dunkirk 2928 1