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October 7, 1931

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OCT. 7, 1931 STATES POSTOFFICE CALIFORNIA ~.rrives from the mainland Cunday, at 12:15 A.M. mail closes at 7:15 A. M. M. daily except Sunday. JUice is open daily except and Sunday, from to 5 p. M. E. BAILEY, Postmaster. know that Avahm has one eat all-year climates on the of the United States? :o:--- for what you need in the ISlt Fishing ~llf i)ay $10' All Day $20; $2.50 per Hour P'IPt. Earl A. Wood P. O. Box 1167 1 Tickets at ING BARGE BOOTH qNDLE PUBLIC IOocuments I[xecutad at Islander Office tallnv Island Lodge,F.&A.H. No, 624 ev~ Friday Night of each month a~ Fo~e.ter. Hill. Vhitins t~lhlea al* jD. 8. ALLEN. MASTER J' WHITE. SECRETARY ] FOLKS TO LOOK WELL[ .ALL TIMES [ jR WANTS WILL BE / AT THE I ater Hotel / (BER SH 0 P/ / ! WATER ARCADE | SUMNER AVENUE PRICE. Propa'iator PAGE NINE OUT OF PLACE f By \. E. Allen Biological Feature Service As I was going home from rhe lab- oratory the other day some object whizzed past my car and struck a fence post about five yards ahead, it whisked around the corner of the post so quickly that I was unable to see what it was, but I was sure that it was something alive and it seetx~ed likely to be a large grasshopper. O~ course all of this high speed fly- ing and hurry to hide was a challenge to my interest and curiosity and [ just had to stop to see what the thing really was. So I walked cautiously up to the post and peeked around the corner and found a big "praying man- tis" staring me in the face. Its body was about two inches long and a half inch wide so that it looked considerably like a ragged leaf off some kind, the raggedness being due to the differences in different parts of the body and to the straggly legs. At best it is a strange looking creature but it looked especially strange just then be- cause its head was turned to face di- rectly back. This position and the great, staring eyes above a sharp pointed "chin" made it look uncanny although also alert. The animal was very conspicuous in its position on the post and this prob- ably accounted for its hurry to hide behind the post after passing me. O'r- dinarily it lives on vegetation (prob- ably shrubbery) where its peculiar leaf-like shape and its greenish drab color help it to remain unseen. Its habit of remaining perfectly still for long periods of time is also important in helping it to hide in its natural haunts. It was distinctly out of place on this exposed fence post and it is difficult to imagine why it should have stopped there when it could as easily have reached a hiding place in a shrub beside the post. Even its habit of standing perfectly still was entirely out of place on the fence post where it was so easily visible to ot'her ani- mals which might be enemies. Alto- gether its series of actions constituted an excellent reminder of the fact that one cannot be absolutely certain what a living thing will do next in Nature. The "praying mantis" feeds on other insects which it catches witti its tong and powerful front legs. These legs are kept folded under the animal's chin when not used for grasping prey and some old timer concluded that the animal must be saying its prayers . S.C.I. Co. Laundry Dept. announces that they are now equipped to serve the general public with all classes of laundry work. One day Service if Required Men's Suits Cleaned and Pressed, $1.00 QUALITY OUARANTEED Phone 32 or 105 Work called for and delivered Terms: Cash on Delivery S. J. SM,ITH, Agent. "Universal-I Tarpon. Tuna Deep Sea or Ocean Reel FOR SALE BY H. D, MacRAE COMPANY, AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND TUFTS-LYONS COMPANY, LOS ANGELES B. H. DYAS COMPANY, LOS ANGELES NEW YORK HARDWARE TRADING CO., l.os Angeles, California OR ANY OTHER DEALER, OR DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURILq vom 911 FULTON STREET, NEW YORK while holding t'hat attitude, hence the The largest manufacturer of Hand-Made Rods, Reels and Tackle of name." But, like many other names and reputations given ou the basis of every description in America. superficial appearance, this one is CATALOG NO. 18__172 PAGES--ON REQUER~ ESTAIBLISH~D 1867 quite misleading. The animal is very ........ . ferocious and blood thirsty instead ,.(f % meek and pious and its sui)posedly de- / vout posture is assumed only for ease THE AVALON TRANSFER CO. and convenience w~hile waiting for its BAGGAGE CHECKED AT YOUR HOME TO DESTINATION / prey. ~ :o :----,r-- 1 STATE AND COUNTY OmC,ALS Storage = Packing and Unpacking ] Catalina Township L M. L. JAMES United State Senators--Hiram W. Johnson, San Francisco; Samuel M IF INTERESTED IN AVALON SUBSCRIBE FOR THE ISL.ANDER Shortridge, Menlo Park. Representative in Congress -- Joe IF INTERESTED IN AVALON SUBSCRIBE FOR THE ISLANDER Crail, Los Angeles. k 1 State Senator--J. W. McKinley, Ashaway Original Cuttyhun San Bernardino. State Senator--Henry E. Carter. I ~ A Famous Lille For Big Fish | Wilmington. State Assemblyman--Ben A. Hill. '1 /'~~e.x*~.~'~/~s~'JP:",.c~'~ Holds most of the important worlds' rec- /| Sheriff--Win. I. Traeger, Los An- i 1~1~'~0"$~ orals for the largest ocean game fish tak- i geles. Justice of the Peace--Ernest Windle] l/~:_/,**.{i.~TI en with rod and line. / Avalo.. I |~]~'~a. 7~'~/[~']mASHAWAY LINE AND TWINE MFG. CO. l Constable--Lucas Moricich. I ~:~',~$ Ashawav, t,.hode Island / City of Avalon /~@ F B L / City Mayor--Fred M. Paulson. " " " City Judge--Robert A. Douglas lshin tries City Clerk--Ethel D. Kilgour. City Marshal--Don.. L. Alger. ~ . -- An h'ish laborer said to a friend :is f. ALIF ' PHONE ~tfESTMORE 1169 they were about to sit down to diu- AVALON, C - " / Her: "If you guess how many eggs ' 1719 So FLOWER ST / Oi'm having for me dinner, y[m can II PHONE AVALON16 REPRESENTATIVELSOF'ANGELEs " / have 'era bothY I M.L. JAMES, / I OVERHOI |