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EDITED BY JOURNALISM CLUB OF AVALON HIGH SCHOOL AVALON HIGH SCHOOL JANUARY 15, 19~ NUMBER XIV OPOLY O'N OFFICES NEW ,TEACHER HAS HAD CLUBS TO STAGE PLAYS AVALON INVADES EDISON AVALON HIGH VARIED EXPI RIENCE AT RIVIERA THEATRE AT LONG BEACH ~r cent of all the pupils Junior and Senior, offices. This is quite :OUtage, and it means that in the school is getting to help govern it. offices and officers are: 'ctors: Student Body Orr. Civic Director, l; Social Director, Alfa Director, Frank !Smess Director, Art Ren- the Board, Edna Hen- Staff: Editor Max Pat- Editor, Charlotte -'ss Manager, Leslie Editor, Loretta fident, Anna Vuich; Lee ; Secretary, ramatics: President, Char- ~; Vice-President, Virginia Jane Dowdle ; It, Jack Dew- Joe Lee. Senior Dra- Flora Lamb; Sec- : President, Loretta Gloria Gurasich. dent, Charlotte etary, Isabelr Scott. ;s: President Helene William Orr ; ss: President,Helene ~n McGarry. Ninth Ralph Barba ; Rogers ; Treas- Marincovich ; Secre- Eighth Grade : Currier.; Vice-Presi- , Secretary, n. Seventh Grade : West ; Vice-Presi- ; Secretary, Joe San- Representatives to the rectors: Senior, Max Pat- one Hoover; Tenth Mr. John Hodgson, formerly a teacher .at the Hamilton Junior High School in Long Beach, has graced Avalon High School by filling the po- sition left vacant by Mr. Barnes. Mr. Hodgson was sent to the West Indies to start a college there and his work. is known from coast to coast. He was, for some time, the head of the Insular War Department. He is a mechanic and an electrician of whom Avalon High may well be proud. Students of Avalon High will be glad to know that Mr. Hodgson is a writer for some of the best magazines in the country. His recent works may be found in the December issues of any of these magazines: Popular Me- chanics, Modern Mechanics and Scien- tific American. Look at some of them in your spare time.They may be found in the library. A. H. S. BLIND AUTHOR WRITES BOOK Clarence Hawks, the blind author gives an interesting account of his life in his book "Hitting the Dark Trail." He tells how at the age of fourteen while hunting he was acci- dently shot by his father and all but mortally wounded, losing the sight of both eyes. He has written every one of his books from his memories of things that happened before he was fourteen years old, his little day before the long night. His motto which he calls his three P's is Patience, Perser- verance and Pluck. He has had to follow through his long night with these. His book shows that truth is stranger than fiction and teaches those who read its lines to hear songs in silence, see sunshine in clouds and turn seemingly failure into success. A. H. S. E. Harrison, former student and member of class of '30, visited Avalon last week. ; Eighth Grade, ' Seventh Grade, League Cem- ent Elaine Hammond, l~'lorence J ohnson; erme Fullerton; Ninth ; Eighth Grade, ; Seventh Grade, Uniform Guard, Boys' League, Presi- ldez ; Vice-Presi- Secretary, SaN lor Representative ch; Tenth Grade, nth Grade, Madga- Eighth Grade, Gerald the Student Body Geraldine Eldan, a, Dick Welsch and The Orchestra : ; Harmonica :nt, Mars Hernandez; Clark. Book Club: May Smith, ,Super- e, Lewis Commissioner, tore Manager, Steve nt Store Manager, {anager of the Cafe- Basket Ball Man- A.H.$. Dancing, cards and novelty enter- tainment will play the big part in the party to be given by the Board of Di- rectors this coming Friday, January 17th. Admission to the party will be free, but there will be a small charge on dancing and refreshments. This party is for the pupils of Ava- lon High School only. A.H.S. Mr. Trask, scout executive of the Pasadena District Council, Boy Scouts of America, was the speaker at the special assembly held last Thursday. He gave a very interesting account of the Boy Scout Jamboree held just outsideof Liverpool, England,last winter. A.H.S. Plays are being studied by the Span- ish Club. were the feature general assembly Welsch, Yell ae students that new purchased for He also sug- s assistant be a girl so COuld have yells of their the students in some Dunkle made a few Canyon Theater. A night of entertainment will be given by three clubs of A. H. S., on the evening of January 31st, at the Riviera Theatre. The Senior Dramatics will put on "The Robbery," a one-act comedy, featuring the following: Arthur Ren- ton as Bob, Joe Lee as Eddie, Hel- ene Rassau as the mother, Margaret Upton, and Lewis Sullivan as the father, John Upton. The Spanish Club will put on "Mi Novio Espanol," a one-act comedy in Spanish and English. The players are Charlotte Dowdle as Grace, an Amer- ican traveler; Isabell Scott as her aunt Priscilla; John Rowley as Luis; Betty Lee as Preciosa; Jack Dowdle as Guapo; Myrle Cummings as Empli- ado, the station master; Leslie Grant- eer as the Guardia de Seville; Aileeu Harlan as a dancer; Rosemary Butte as a beggar; Frank Burgess as a stu- dent; another student, and some ven- ders. The orchestra will put on several numbers. Tickets will be put on sale in the near future. A. H. S. The painting of the seats in the Canyon Theater, and a discussion of the program to be given by the Sen- iors at the next general assembly were the main issues of the Senior Class meeting. A.H.S. Martin EMan and Clyde Gibson were elected President and Vice- President of the seventh grade at their class meeting last Wednesday. The reason for the election was the ineligibility of the former officers. A.H.Q. Thrift was the subject discussed dur- ing the seventh grade class meeting last Wednesday, January 8th. Those of the class who gave interesting talks on the subject of thrift were Agnes 'Conrad and Dorothy Winterbottom. A.H.S. The Senior High girls had three days of First Aid woork last week. ---~-- :O :-- AVAtON CHURCH SERVICES Catholic--St. Catherine's " Sunday" Masses, 8 and 10 a. m. Sunday evening devotions, 7:30 p. m. Week day mass, 7:~0 s. m. Christian Science Society A Branch off The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, holds Sunday Service at 11:00 A. M., Sunday School at 9:30 A. M., Wed- nesday evening services at 7:30 o'clock. Subject January 19, 1930, "Life." Community--Congregational Sunday services--Church School at 9:30 a. m. Worship and Sermon, 10:~0 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Mid.week service Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Everyone cordially invited to all the servic~. Patronize Islander advertisers. SUGAR LOAF STAFF Editor--Max Patterson Assistant Editor--Charlotte Rassau Leslie Granteer, Business Manager Catherine Marincovich. Steve Gurasich, Loretta Sullivan, Exchange Editor Florence Johnson, Catherine Brown, Bill Tregarthen, Marcelino Hernandez Isabel Scott EDITORIAL We never seem to realize that. in everything we do we are receiving fa- vors. The clothes we wear, the food we eat, and the books we read are fa- vors; someone else has done us a fa- vor by making them for us. But the money we pay in exchange? someone asks; what good would the money be if no one made the things for us ? We students should stop a moment and think of all the favors we receive and what they mean to us. Where would we be without them ? Resolve to do something worth- while in return for these favors. Do something for yourself, your school, or plan a worth-while life work.--Guhs- Explosicn. Three teams made up the squad that invaded Long Beach last Saturday to play the Edison school in Basket Ball. Class A, Class B, and Class G teams from Avalon competed against these three class teams at Edison. Those that made the trip were: Class A, Fred Clark, center, captain; Gurasich, forward; Hernandez, for- ward; Williams, Reyes, and Dowdle, guards. Class B: Hernandez, forward, cap- tain ; Guiterrez, forward ; Saucedo, cen- ter; Barba, forward; Marincovich, S. Hernandez, guards. Class C: Garcia, captain, J. Reyes, Gibson, Eldan, Orr. Accompanying the teams were Coach Brentford and Max Patterson, manager and scorer. A. H. $. HEALTH FREE TO ALL In the near future the Health I)e- partment of Los Angeles County, co- operating with the School Health De- partment are offering, f!ree of charge, the treatment that immunizes against diptheria. The value of this treatment was re- cently brought to the attention of the public by a threatened epidemic at No:he, Alaska. The nearest help was nearly a thousand miles away in the town of Anchorage, where there was no supply of diptheria antitoxin. Nome had none. Help was asked over the radio; aeroplan'es relayed the serum from the States to Anchorage (our own "Lindy" carying it on one relay). The doctor at Anchorage dispatched the supply by Gunnar Kassen with his team of dogs over the ice and snow. Ordinarily it took fourteen days to make the trip. The relief of Nome was one of the spectacular events in the history of medicine. Day after day people at their breakfast tables eagerly read the morning paper to find out whether Kassen and his dogs had arrived. The thermometer fell to forty degrees be- low zero, but the dogs trained to ex- . posure and cold, sped on. For speed, every known sledge-dog record was broken. The regular fourteen day trip was cut to five. Nome was saved. To the heroism of Balto, the leader cf the swiftest dog team is written: "Men and dogs on the Arctic "trail Fighting the blizzard home, Blind and dumb in the roaring ice, Breaking the road to Some. For sick lips cried, that they might be spared, And white men dared to go Out through the din and the thun- dering night, Out through the wind whipped snow. Men have circled the circling earth, Laughing at air and foam-- But tell of a greater tale than this: Balto, who went to Some. Many who will read this dramatic story will think not merely of dogs and driver, but also of those men who worked in the labarotories with 'dan- gerous microbes, who made such hero- ism worth while to save lives, and giv- ing to the world an opportunity to pro- tect themselves against this dread dis- ease. A. H. S. Juanita Gurasich, '29, visited school last Friday afternoon. A.H.S. "Weather reports kept by the Science Department show that seven-tenths inches of rain fell Thursday, making a total of one and forty-five hundredths of an inch that has fallen since Jan- uary 1. Season's total, 2.87.