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THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 1937 PAGE NINE (~UEER DOINGS ON MUD FLATS By W. E. Allen When the tide recedes from a mud- bottom along a sea shore or a bay the larger or smaller expanses glistening mud exposed to our vis- ion are uninteresting or uninviting to ~ost of us. Indeed, the sight is so u!sgusting to some of us that we g!adly turn attention elsewhere, espe- Cially when a wind is blowing from aena to us, carrying mixed odors far Irora pleasant. .a~,Still, nearly every mud flat of not- me size shows numerous signs that !t is highly interesting to many liv- !ug creatures, including .'nan. Most ~tent in their interest are many birds .L many kinds, egrets, sand pipers, ~rlews, godwits, and seagulls being 7~Ost frequently conspicuous. How- aver, in some localities, men who dig _ud probe in the mud are just as vr0mment as the birds, even if not so ll~lll~ rouS So far as the birds and most of the are concerned, the interest is se- practical. The birds are col- food and the men are collect- food or bait. Both have found -many different kinds of worms, and other types of animals :h are succulent and richly tasty rives in mud of one kind or another. these mud dwellers the soft ma- d is a poor protection against such s and weapons as hard beaks and Myriads of helpless victims removed at every low tide, but natural conditions the supply eras never to fail. Propagation and are amazingly rapid in the mud. :ourse, one reason for the con- of abundance is that larger emies cannot attack very effectively when the water is off. Even birds which are best at probing or sand like to work so that heads are little submerged, if 'Y. Therefore, there are not many of extreme danger in each so far as most of the mud dwellers are concerned. :ally have lots of time to live according to their natural nations. long ago, Director G. E. Mac- of the Kerckhoff Marine Lab- near NewporL California, told at the Scripps Institution phy about the activities of these animals." I under- that he expects to tell still more Fellows of the San Diego So- of Natural History at their in ~lanuary. of the queerest animals des- !d by him was a rather disgusting worm which lives in tubes ex- :ed in the mud. This Worm out its body near the head so fit the outer end of the tube Then it gradually moves back vu the tube limng it with a layer of (mucus) until a distance equal one-fourth of the length of animal has been lined. Thus a g, slemter bag of slime is formed ~Ugh which water is pumped slowly a time in order to catch bacteria or very fine fleshy nets or gratings cov- ered with thin hair-like projections. Usually, both siphons are used contin- uously in this operation, the loose sur- face mud whenever it is disturbed or shifted by water movements, although some of the more active (e.g. "razor clam") may be little affected by ordi- nary changes. This very hrief mention of these dif- ferent kinds of mud-dwellers can give little idea of their actual operations of feeding and living, but it may serve to show that there is lots of activity in a mud flat and that much of it is queer, or even astonishing. RETURNED TOURISTS By Alfred Hunt It's grand in England in July, And August and September, too; But oh, the chill that fogs supply When bleak October comes in view. In California, winter's fine; The orange orchards fair to see. If summer heat we would decline, There's Catalina, or Yosemite. So here we mean to make our home, Enjoying genia'l clime once more; Intending not again to roam To England's damp and foggy shore. Too long we've been accustomed to "The land of sunshine and of flow- ers," Our old connection to renew With land that formerly was ours. Yet, sometimes, during busy day, More often still, at eventide, We think of friends now far away-- And wish that seas did not divide. -O If you don't trade in Avalon we all lose money. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE RADIO PROGRAMS 7:00 a.m., the first and third Thurs- days of each month, over KVEC (1200kc), San Luis Obispo. 7:45 a.m., the 8th, 18th, and 28th of each month, over KFI (640kc), Los Angeles. When these dates fall on Sunday, the programs are given at 8:45 a.m. 8:00 a.m., the second and fourth Sat- urdays of each month, over KFSD (600kc), San Diego. 2:00 p.m., weekdays, and 1:00 p.m., Sundays, over KFOX (1250kc), Long Beach. 5:00 p.m., daily, including Sundays, over KFAC (13D0kc), Los Angeles. The Monitor Views the Nmvs Daily, except Sundays 8:45 a.m., KVOE (1500kc), Santa Ana 11:15 a.m., KMTR (570ke), Hollywood 12:15 p.m., KGB (1330kc), San Diego 1:15 p.m., KGER (1360kc), Long Beach Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 2:00 p.m., KDB (1500kc), Santa Bar- bara Daily, Except Saturdays, Sm~tdays 2:45 p.m., KFSD (600kc), San Diego Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30 p.m., KMPC (1550kc), Bakers- field Daily, Except Saturdays and Sundays 4:00 p.m., KXO (1500kc), E1 Centro Sundays 7:45 p.m., KECA (1430kc), Los An- geles Monitor Children's Program 10:00 a.m., Saturdays, over KNX o- A Good Use "What does a college man do with his week-end?" asked the mother. "Well," said the dean, "sometimes I think he merely hangs his hat on it." EVERY BANKING SERVICE Savings, Commercial, Trust, Drafts, Collections Resources Over $500,000,000 FEDRAL I~I~p08I'~ FEDERAL RESERVE[ ,NSU...CE vu.~ B~kNK OF LON ~kNGEI~E@I ,vsrEM CATALINA ISLAND BRANCH W. J. Laurin, Manager SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS Phone Richmond 6171 Private Ambulance IVY He OVERHOLTZIER !!il;. FUNERAl_ DIRECTOR 1719 South Flower Street, at 18th :r extremely small creatures on the Lady Attendant Los Angeles, California of the bag. After awhile this with the captured bacteria stucki~" "~" "Vd YN~ "qt~" ~ 't~" "~" ~ '~" "~' "Vn~ ~" "~" ~ ~ "~'~Y ~ "I~" 't~ ~I~" "~" "~ "~" ~ ~ 1 ts walls is swallowed by the worm .a new slime bag is formedto h another supply. ~ " Am ,, ~ -- d H C FRYMAN, Praori~oF.I ~rectr MacGinitie said that many i ~ ~N 1 ~rent kinds of nmd-dwelling ani- :' ot~l ward " s feed on bacteria, although no :rs build slime nets s elabrate as i ~ i one used by this worm to capture if'~ LOS ANGELES ~i' Probably nearly all animals I / $2~ Up '~ SIXTH AND SPRIN(3 STRfif:T$. t mg on mud flat bacteria use slime '~m.e_ extent for catching; but it is i ' " .~, ,'~':~,~a," i ehketytobespreadonlyonthe ~." t ,~ub~2 ms I aces of tentacles or other projec- ~ O0 s from which the animals can re- it when 'enugh" fd has been i3 Minutes from Bus Stations i'" ~ht. Apparently some of the crus- :arts (shrimps, 'crabs, etc.) hax'e so .. : ~Y microscopic hairs on some of r appendages that they can catch ~OScopic food particles cm them, the I |0 Minutes from R. R. Stations ",. - ..... t~ being combed off or raked off.! -.----- ~ the n~outh by mouth 1,arts whichi Fireproof Garalte in Conneetto~ ~ I : like "feelers" to us. lost of the mud-dwelling mollusks "i Autos Checked at the Door. 5'4' "c" ~ "~ ~ ! 'ea! ?n two flesh}, tnbes (sil,hons) i i ~ "~-r~~~ . | ^gu~tbng water thr~,ugh their shells Shopping and Theatre Center "GettheHaywardHablt'" ere the bacteria and other micro- stuff can be filtered out bv ~.~.~.~f~.~~.~.~.~.~.:,~,~.~t~.~!~.tl~.~.~.~i.~~~.~.~.. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCHES Isaiah's words: "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price," were the Golden Text in the Lesson-Sermon on "Christian Science" on Sunday in Christian Science Socie- ty of Avalon, branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass. The Lesson-Sermon included this verse from the Psalms: "There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High"; and these verses from Zechariah : "And it shall be in that day, that liv- ing waters shall go out from Jerusa- lem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hin- der sea; in summer and in winter shall it be. And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one." Among the words of Mary Baker Eddy from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," were these: "My discovery, that erring, mortal, :nisnamed mind produces all the or- ganism and action of the mortal body, set my thoughts to work in new chan- nels, and led up to my demonstration of the proposition that Mind is All and matter is naught as the leading factor in Mind-science/' O If you don't trade in Avalon we all lose money. I John Gardner Cope [ Attorney at Law AVALON Avalon I. A Phone Phone 628 TUcker 3608 IZ6 Sumner 607 So Hill St Catalina llOSlattal Completely Equipped for Medical Surgical and Obstetrical Service X-Ray and Diagnostic l.a/~boratorles Graduate Registered Nurses 20~ Sumner Ave. Telephone 68 I I ..... ARTIN 14. ill L I Merchant Tailor Avalon Cahfornm