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May 14, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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CATALINA ISLANDER -'~LAVALON CHURCHES d THE WHALE SHARK-- U ~,~Olie Church services: Sun ay LARGEST LIVING FISH _-, 8 and i0 a. m. Sunday even- SHOWN IN NEW YORK f'~..qevOtions, 7-30 p. m. Week day __. ~r' 7:30 a. m: By Science Service h"]VStian Seien:e*;ociety services at New York, May 10---A truly delicate ~bungalow meeting house, 222 monster is the whale shark. A small ~,~le avenue, SundaYmat 11 ;rim" scale model of a thirty-foot speeimen ![~ty School at 9"30 a. . Wed e - has just been placed upon exhibition reve"lng service at 8 p.m. in the American Museum of Natural History, and the public pauses to ad- [ I~P'~g'relation2 Church Servicesmire the creature for his fancy coat 1 ~;~ay School, 9:30 a. m. ; Worship and his coy eye, without appreciating his amiable disposition. The whale ~h~ Sermon, 10:30 a. m.; Christian shark is as harmless as a guinea pig. ~aVor, 6:00 p. m.; Worship and He has never tasted man. He does |.~,0n, 7:00 p. m.; Mid-week Service not even eat his brother fish, although k'~f' m., Wednesday. Everyone is he himself is the largest fish in exist- ply invited to all services, ence--the whale, of course, being not a fish but a mammal. | ~tatina 1~ ~r will give you the rest of life. / Come to Catalina. rise your needs in The Catalina r. PACIFIC AWNING CO. AWNINGS, AND TENTS ALITO COVERS, CANVAS [] Repairs Attended to i i II lo2' ..c.,c I WRITING MATERIAL H ,Q I You looked over our stock lttely? We have plenty of fine WRITING PAPER That you would not be ashamed to ~l~d to anyone. ISLAND PHARMACY CO. 417 Crescent Avenue O. W. COLE Painting, Decorating 201 Metropole Avenue Whale sharks have been measured up to a length of 45 feet, and whale fishermen, whose keen eyes are accus- tomed to taking such measurements, declare that they have seen whale sharks 70 feet long. How strange, then, to discover that the teeth of this giant of the ocean are no longer than one-eighth of an inch! But he has six or seven thousand of them, including both jaws. He wears his tiny eye in the upper jaw, where it can observe his continuous dinner. Possessing teeth so dainty, the whale shark has but one weapon of offense-- his tail. He never harms men unless he happens to rub up again+t the side of a boat, probably to rid himeslf of barnacles, and if he overturns or smashes the craft upon these occas- ions it is not with malice aiorethought. When he dines he does not gobble large fish, like the other sharks. In- stead, he swims with his mouth open and collects the small animals that float upon the surface of the sea. The water passes over his gill-rakers, and these sift out the food. It then passes out through his gill-slits. I-Ie swal- lows everything that is taken in, and of course the quantities of little jelly fish, crabs and other small fry that he requires in a day are enormous. Why do they call him a whale shark ? Because he is a whale in size and in his manner of feeding, and be- cause he is often found with whales. More generally, he is seen in company with other sharks; but he is so much larger than they that by comparison with him they seem no bigger than m ~. Avalon, California I the pilot-fish or shark-suckers when ~~= = = seen beside the ordinary small shark. IThis statement was first made in 1S40 atchRepatrmg by a pearl-fishery inspector, ,vho amazed the world with his account of JeWelry of All Kinds Repaired ' I a giant fish seen in the Indian ocean. H.R. WHARTON ilIf the whale shark's behavior is l'lOttl St. Catherine Curio Shop [ handsome, so his appearance. His coat ~. is a delicate smoke-gray, thickly cov- ered with white spots, which cause II i I ] ERICK n/klgl R I him to resemble a marine Milky Way. I Unfortunately, one is not likely to see ] ~t~.~torney at Law [ him on a fishing trip. Only five spec- I'Oat C. C. Chapman Bu||d|na [ imens have been taken in the Atlantic I~ BrOadway at Irlllhth I ocean--four off the coast of Florida ~ngeles, Ca and one off the southern coast of Bra- I i. Izil. He is not uncommon around the ! Seychelles, in the Indian ocean, and is Your, ---------- found in the Bay of Bengal and Wants Smoothly Attended To at the around Ceylon. He is encountered throughout East Indian waters, par- ATWATER HOTEL BAI BER "As Good as the Best, ~etter Than the Rest" I~ILLIE PRICE, Proprietor ~ner Ave nue, Avalon, CaliforniaI ticularly near Java, and is known in the Philippines, on the coasts of Japan, New Guinea and Australia; in Callao harbor, Peru; in the Bay of Panama and the Gulf of Lower California. Catalina will give you the rest of your life. Come to Catalina. The St. Louis Sporting News is oa sale at Windle's Ne~s Stand. PAGE NINE J "KE " TENNIS e | COMFORTABLE HANDSOME THE "MABEL F" The Fastest Launch in Avalon, and the Launch with a Record for BIG FISH. L. MOTT, Box 1942, Avalon. Booth on Pleasure Pier. Should you miss your steamer, or care to cross to San Pedro" by launch, see me. Y'S SAN[iWIC 309t/s Crescent Avenue, Lefavor Building OPEN DAY AND NIGHT HOT DOGS -- All Kinds of Soft Drinks -- SANDWICHES PARCELS CHECKED CHARLES R. GERMAN H.R. GERMAN, Props. V-he d landor Subs ;tio .-Y CUT THIS OUT AND MAIl, Subscription Rates: No ......... Annually - - - $2.00 Six months - - - 1.25 Date Three months .75 Publisho of The Catalina Islander Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, Calilornia Please enter my subscri#tion /or 7he Catalina Islander/o~ ......... ............. _commencing .................. /or which I agree to #ay you $ ........ in advance. 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