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EDITED BY JOURNALISM CLUB OF AVALON HiGH SCHOOL VOLUME VIII AVALON HIGH SCHOOL WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 1931 BOOK LURE CORNER Italian Literature The Italian language was first used for literary purposes in the 13th een- tltry. Previous tothis time Latin was used in prose and French and Provencal in poetry. The real found- er of Italian literature was Dante, whose "Divine Comedy" is one of the world's greatest poems. Two other writers added to the glory of this early period of literature: The first was Petrarch, who was the most il- lustrous of Italian tyrists; second was Baccaccio, who was the first writer of Italian classic prose. Petrarch and Baccaceio were enthusiastic students of the ancient classics and they helped to bring about the revival of classical learning in Italy. These two men were not the only ones who were interested in the an- cient classics. The entire group of literary men of the latter part of the 14th century, and of the 15th century, were so devoted to this study of the ancients that little native literature was produced for a century. A new era began, however, in the closing years of the 15th century, during the reign of the Florentine despot, Lor- enzo the magnificent, who was him- self a poet and patron of learning. The 16th century was a brilliant one. Among the eminent poets of this time were Ariosto and Tosso, authors of romantic and heroic epics. There was also a distinguished prose writer, Ma- chiavelli, novelist and historian. The 17th century, was a period of lethargy and decline. It was followed by a general intellectual awakening, and the 18th century saw the develop- ment of the Italian opera and of the comedy and tragedy. In the 19th cen- tury Italy became a united and inde- pendent nation, and the struggle for liberty was reflected in much of the literature. Togazzaro and D'Annun- zio take high rank among the modern Italian writers. English literature is greatly indebt- ed to that of Italy, for the sonnets of Petrarch have been the model for En- glish lyrists, and Cahucer, Spencer and Shakespeare were directly influ- enced by Italian writers. ,(Next week, French literature.) A,H.S. HEALTH EDUCATION During the Christmas vacation, all equipment was installed in the Ortho- pedic Department of the Physical Ed- ucation unit of the High School. Stall bars, chest pulley and wall plinth. This apparatus is used for body devel- opment, for correction of faulty pos- ture, foot trouble, cardiac and nutri- tional cases. Some girls cannot partake of the regular big muscle activities and are withdrawn from regular physical edu- cation work and put on an individual schedule that is prepared for those special cases. After.a period of such exercises they again reach the aver- age, and are permitted to return to the regular class work. A spacious rest room has been pro- vided, allowing any child in school the opportunity to rest at any time during the day when he or she may feel the need of rest. Girls of the High School who are recommended for absolute rest take their physical education here, quiet and relaxed; some have their milk at this time. (Continued on page 5, column 1) KEEP UP ON YOUR SCHOOL NEWS Buy the Catalina Islander at the Student Store. See Sugar Loaf Members for Is- lander Subscriptions. ALUMNAE BEATEN BY AVALON VARSITY AVALON A'S AND B'S WALLOP DEWEY In a hard fought game Monday after school the High School Varsity gave the Alunmae an 18-16 defeat. The Alunmae had a great advant- age in height but due to the marvel- ous shooting of the High School boys victory was theirs. We must say that since our A's lost their first game there has been a great deal of improvement. Its de- fense and offense is much stronger than it was at the beginning of the year. The high point man for the A's was Fred Clarke with 12 points, while the Alunmae high point man was Francis Feltrop with 6 points. The A's team was made up of Fred Clarke, Frank Burgess, Ralph Barba, Nick Marincovich, Myrle Cummings, Dick Welsch, Jack Beaver, Jack Welsch and Jesus Guiterrez. The Alumnae squad consisted of Parlane Reid, Lewis Sullivan, Steve Gurasich, Steve Williams, Francis Feltrop, Mar- selino Hernandez and Eddie Feltrop. &.H.S. Field Hockey was" played by the Senior High girls New Year's day, accompanied by the boy's basket ball game between John Dewey and Ava- lon. It was an exhibition game played between the Red and White teams, the Reds winning with a score of 3 to 2. This was the first game of this type the girls have undertaken and everybody entered zealously into the spirit of the game. During the phys- ical education periods for approxi- mately the past two months the girls have been playing hockey, and since this is the first attempt for the ma- jority of the girls it has been generally considered that they have done very well. Miss Head, the girls' physical education instructor, has expressed the hope that there will be more games of this nature in the future, and that the parents will take an even greater interest in such games, for it will be well worth their time to come up to the school and see the workmanship which has been devel- oped. A.H.S. Advertise for what you need in the Catalina Islander John Dewey of Long Beach has once more felt the strength of the Av- alon heavies in their 20 to 9 defeat here New Year's Day. The A squad no doubt put up their best battle so far this season. With the defense those boys are putting up it looks as though Coach Brentford is going to have another championship team . Dewey also put up a good game, but just couldn't break up the Avalon defense. "Koko" Clarke was high point man for the home team with eleven digits to his credit. Robert Kent was high point man for the visiting team with four points. The fact that the Avalon B team is going to be a very hard bunch to beat this year was shown in their game with the Dewey middle weights last Thursday, which ended in a 22 to 6 victory for Avalon. Andy Hernandez was the high point man for the B team with 11 points, while Newcomb starred for Dewey with 3 points. A.H.S. SHOP N~WS SECOND Under the kelvey, the about the America. their class room building. In this tions ofIndian such as bows scrapers, ture canoes of these Indi~ the Island ually used by ited Catalina. little Indian which took commenced the pees but they The first time working on In order to sary that pictures of anyone has anY first grade very much help along Dolng Some of the members of the shop classes have recently turned into as- Gene---"Gla' sistants to Santa, for not only haveman, they been perfecting their ability in Nanc wood craft but they have been able to led to ma make very useful and worth while The jeffersonian', J~ gifts for their friends. Eric Wilcox designed and built a A saYs beautiful mahogany typing table and Ted--'%{ary presented it to his sister for Christ- keep her youth mas. Faye~"I Walter Conrad gave his father a duces him to neatly made gun. case which he had sonian. * eonstrueted. Several beautiful inlaid lamps were Look Out made by Goody Hall to be used for Wales~-"Dad, Christmas presents, fallen." A.H.S. " Wales, ( five feet--it Seasons] Slow Waiter: "Have you ordered anything yet, sir ?" Diner: "Well, I ordered strawber- ries and cream, but that was such a long time ago, you'd better change it to Christmas pudding." SUGAR LOAF STAFF Editor--Charlotte Rassau Assistant Editor--Alfa Mattson Business Manager--Leta Bradley Exchange Editor--Norma Mattson Sports Editor--Myrle Cummings Joke F_,ditor--Bob Coleman Reporters Lilyan McGarry, Helene Rassau, Florence Johnson, Harry Lillie, Walter Conrad Edna Henson Miss Hill--Adviser EDITORIAL Spare moments are the gold-dust of time--the portion of life most fruitful for good or evil. When gathered up and pressed into use important results flow from them; when neglected they are gaps through which temptation finds a ready entrance. Time is the most precious thing in all the world; the only thing it is a virtue to covet, and yet the only thing of which men are prodigal. Time is so precious that there is but one moment given at a time and that is always taken away .before another is bestowed. Where they work much in gold the very dust of the room is carefully gathered up for the few grains of gold that may be thus saved. Let us learn from this the value of spare moments. Glean up its golden dust, economize with tenfold care those raspings and parings of existence, those leavings of days and bits of hours, so valueless singly, so inesti- mable in the aggregate, and you will be rich in leisure. Rely upon it, if you are a miser of moments, if you hoard up and turn to account odd mo- ments and half-hours and unexpected holidays and five-minute gaps while the table is being spread at supper time, your careflal gleanings at the end of life will have formed a colossal and solid block of time and you will be wealthier in accomplishments than thousands whose time is all their own. It is astonishing what can be done in any department of life when once the will is fired with a determination to use our leisure time rightly. If you gather up your fragments of leisure time and use them judiciously you will find time for the accomplishment of almost any desired purpose. Jan. , * ~ "You scient! I s'pose; but how to save ers," said the into 'era." "No. They. are served the scte "They are, ~,erS. eat them perta- "hnpossib}e; "No, it am 'era, and then fersonian, * the other