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PAGE EIGHT BIRD NOTES Protection All animals, and many plants, too, have some means of protecting them- selves from their enemies. It is only necessar3~ to mention the spines of the juicy cactus as an instance of protec- tion i,t plant life. The mountain goats of Catalina Island would soon clear tile hills of this plant if it were not so thoroughly protected. Many fish have a similar form of protection, In some instances tile spines are poisonous if touched by hand. Insects have sometimes a pro- tective sting, or a bitter taste, so their enemies let them severly alone. A large number of examples, all giving complete protection to each individual plant or fish or insect, could be listed. Color protection is a conunon one with all' animal life, and our friends the birds; make use of this plan Very fre- quently. Birds also have the habit of "freezing" when in danger. That is, they keep absolutely still for several minutes if necessary, for the slightest movement would betray them to their foe. It is quite possible when birds are in this state, or "scared stiff", to pick them up in your hand. A hawk or a snake will cause a bird to so freeze. The snake is sometimes giv'en rhe credit of hypnotising the bird that is only trusting to its color protection and lack of movement to save it. Generally a bird trusts to its rapid flight to escape from danger, and in consequence the wings have developed more than the feet and legs. Birds that did not need to use their wings soon lost the use of them altogether. There are some of these flightless birds to be seen in the Bird Park. They are becoming extinct in New Zealand and Australia, for enemies have been introduced into these coma- tries that the birds never expected t~ meet. We might feel inclined to blame them for not keeping their wings in good shape, for it is only by striving that we become strong, and animals who neglect their weapons of defense are likely to be swept away by those that are stronger. Not only is a bird sitting on its nest protected by dull colors, but also by the absence of odor. Hunting dogs often pass a bird on its nest and give no sign to s'how the bird is near. In some of our national parks, where birds have been protected for many years, a brightly colored male gros- beak has been known to sit on. the nest and while doing so sing his joyous song. This is most unusual, and could only happen where birds are without fear of danger. There is a kind of brotherhood ex- isting amongst all birds, and the alarm note of one species is at once under- stood by every other bird in the neighborhood. This universal lan- guage is used frequently in the Cata- lina Bird Park. Let any bird catch sight of a hawk and the alarm call is taken up by every other bird in the place, and a rush of wings to a place of shelter or for a sight of the danger, at once occurs. Birds not only are able to fight with beak and claws, but, softie like swans, can deal a severe blow with their wings. The crested screamers in the Park have two sharp spurs at the bend of each wing, and can deal a se- rious blow if provoked. s. J. w. -- :or-- PHONE IT TO US The Islander is always pteased to give reports of local doings; parties, dances, lodge or other meetings ; names of guests, return of Islanders from trips, etc. It is not always pos- sible for us personally to learn about these doings, so we would be pleased to have our readers or subscribers telephone such affairs: Islander Office phone 500. E. Windle,:edi.tor, phone 194-W. Chas. H. Smith., associate editor, phone 639. ~-- :o:~ To whiten and purify a sponge, soak it in milk and. r~nse thoroughly in warm water to ,,~hich a little car- bolic acid has been added: It will be like new ..... ,, THE NEW CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE MAKE-UP The two houses of the California Legislature, which opens its biennial Session in Sacramento next January, remain overwhelmingly Republican. The Democrats gained, but only slight- ly in the Senate and less than a score of seats in the Assembly. The new State Senate's membership by districts will be as follows: Senate l--Harokt J. Powers, Republican. 2--James M. Allen, Democrat. 3--Harry Perry, Republican. 4---R. R. Ingels, Republican. 5--John B. McColl, Republican. 6--Charles H. Dcuel, Democrat. 7--Jcrrold L. Seawell, Republican. ,"+--John L. Moran, Retmblican. 9--A. I,. Pierovich, Democrat. 10---W. P. Rich, Republican. ll--Frank L. Gordon, Republican. 12--Herbert W. Slater, Democrat. 13-~Charles F. Reindollar, Republican. 14--Roy Fellom, Republican. 15--Tho:nas McCormack, Republican. t6~Arthur H. Breed, Republican. 17-=William R. Sharkcy, Republican. 18--Herbert C. Jones, Relmblican. 19--J. 5i. Imnan, Republican. 20--B. S. Crittenden, Republican. 21--Harry L. Parkinan, Republican. 22--David F. Bush, Republican. 23--Bert B. Snyder, Republican. 24---Andrew R. Schottky, Republican. 25--Edward H. Tickle, Republican. 26a-Dan E. Williams, Republican. 27--Charles King, Democrat. 28--Joe Riley, Republican. 29--Chris N. Jespersen, Republican. 30---Ray W. t{ays, Republican. 31--Edgar W. Stow, Relmblican. 32~Frank W. Mixter, Republican. 33--Walter H. I)uval, Republican. 34--J. I. Wagy, Republican. 35--Nelson T. Edwards, Republican. 36--Ralph E, Swing, Republican. 37--Leonard J. Difani, Repnbliean. 38--J. W. McKinley, Relmbliean. 40--~,Villiam S. Harper, Republican. Assembly The next State Assembly will be made up of the following, representing the indicated districts: 55--Austin L. Tounoux, Democrat. 56~Bert V. Callahan, Democrat. 57--Kent H. Redwine, Republican. 58--Lawrence Cobb, Republican. 59~Charles W. Lyon, Republican. 00--Walter J. Little, Republican. 61--Charles W. Dcmpster, Republican. t' 62--Frederick M. Roberts, Republican. 63--Willard E. Badham, Republican. 64--John D. McCarthy, Democrat. 65--Herbert S. Hallner, Democrat. 66~James J. Boyle, Democrat. 67--Cecil R. King, D'emocrat. 68---John T. Rawls, Democrat. 69 Walter H. Sullivan, Democrat. 70--Ira S. Hatch, Republic, an. 71--Harry B. Riley, Republican. 72--Hobart R. Alter, Republican. 73--A. E. Brock, Republican. 74--James B. Utt, Republican. 75--Edward Craig, Republican. 7g-John P. Phillips, Republican. 77--Sa:nuel E. Robinson, Democrat. 7g--George B. Bowers, Republican. 79--Brnee R. Standard, Democrat. g0--Charles W. Stream, Republican. -- :o:-- UNITED STATES POSTOFFICE AVALON, CALIFORNIA THE CATALINA ISLAm"I AN ONl Catalina Island will give y0~ji "rest of your life"--in whichever ~" you choose to take it. Our Adlet Column helps. TrY FOR SALE Mrs. Anna M. LeFavor 332 Metropole Ave. Phone 202 DAVE FALQUIST CARPENTER -- CC J JOBBER (Next Door to Fire DePt. LMetropole _A~v e. Avalon, and Mail arrives from the mainland daily, except Sunday, at 12:15 P. M. Outgoing mail closes at 3:00 P. M. daily except Sunday. The Postoffice is open daily except Saturday afternoon and Sunday, from 8:00 A. M. to 5 P. M. OSCAR E. BAILEY~ Postmaster. ---- : 0 : -~-~----- Advertise for what you need in the Catalina Islander. Puritas ,2oolers Loaned Free R. J. CANFIELD, Phone 425 DoS i Symbol for Servioe All metrovolit~n bsmkins facilities CATALINA ISLAND BRANCH q - ECUHITY-I RsTNATIONA BANK OF LO$ ANGEIJ t ROY E. MOTE ................................. 1--Michael J. Buns, Republican. 2--Albet F. Ross, Republican. 3--John H. O'Donnell, Democrat. 4--J. E. Frazier, Repnblican. 5--Ernest C. Crowley, Democrat. &-Jesse M..Mayo, Republican. 7--Hubert B. Scudder, Relmblican. 8---Roy J. Nielsen, Republican. 9--Percy G. West, Republican. 10~Clifford C. Anglim, Democrat. I1--F. C. Clowdsley, Democrat. 12--James E. Thorp, Republican. 13--James M. Cassidy, Democrat. 14~William F. Knowtand, Republican. 15--William W. Hoffman, Republican. 16--Eugene W. Roland, Republican. 17--Henry P. Meehan, Democrat. 18--Charles W. Fisher, Republican. 19--Albert H. Morgan, Jr., Republican. 20--Thomas A. Maloney, Republican. 21--Joseph P. Gilmore, Republican. 22--James A. Miller, Republican. 23--William B. Hornblower, Repub. 24--Patrick J. MeMurray, Democrat. 25--Melvyn I. Cronin, Republican. 26--Ray Williamson, Republican. 27---B. J. Feigenbaum, Republican. 28--Edgar C. I, evey, Republican. ~---Frederick Peterson, Republican. 30---Frank Lee Crist, Republican. 31--C. C. Cottrell, Republican. 32--E. H. Zion, Republican. 33--C. Ray Robinson, Republican. 34--Clifford R. Kallam, Democrat. 3S--Ellis g. Patterson, Republican. 36--Lucius Powers, Jr., Republican. 37---Maurice S. Meeker, Republican. 38---Ford A. Chatters, Republican. 39--George R. Bliss, Republican. 40--J. J. McBride, Democrat. 41--Rodney L. Turner, Democrat. 42--James S. O'Connor, Democrat. 43--C. Don Field, Republican. 44--Clare Woohvine, Republican. 45--Charles A. Hunt, Democrat. 46--Sam M. Greene, Republican. 47--Eleanor Miller, Relmbliean. 48--Frank G. Martin, Republican. 49--Herbert J. Evans, Republican. 56--Frank W. Wright, Republican. 51--William Mosley Jones, Democrat. 52---Charles W. Grubbs, Democrat. 53--E. V. Latham, Republican. 54--Frank J. Rogers, Dem~crat. IF INTERESTED IN AVALON SUBSCRIBE FOR THE ISLANDER iF INTERESTED IN AVALON SUBSCRIBE FOR THE NOW DOIN6 OUR OWN I;LEANI AT OUR OWN PLANT IN AVALON. 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