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@ ug EDITED BY JOURNALISM CLUB OF AVALON HIGH SCHOOL VOLUME-vIII AVALON HIGH SCHOOL WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 1931 BOOK LURE CORNER h11potnotls to utter recklessness. !:~uuhing at hardships, dreaming of beauty,, ardent for adventure, Richard ~'taliburton has managed to sing into his pages of the "Royal Road to Ro- mance," his own exultant spirit ,.ff ,:~,uth and freedom.--Chciag0 Post. The mad, exhilarating and joyous spirit of Richard Haliburton's "Royal RQad to Romance," is the very incar- imtion of youth, with its horizons vf i-ainbows and its sparkling, unqueuch- :able, enthusiastic extravagances.--Bos- t(?q Tra~lscript. ,'This wild young American who, re- qcntly conquered the unruly waters ,f the Classic Hellespont writes as ini- pctuously and as dramatically as' he ssvlms.--Memphis Commercial Appeal. Richard Haliburton's tale of travel at~d adventure is one of the most fas- cinating books of its kind ever writ- ti~n. It is a glorious story of the ir- esponsibility of youth, of the daunt- less spirit of the age, told with a captivating charm and a swing and a dash that takes one's breath away.--- Detroit News. Richard Haliburton is a graduate of Princeton University. Although his parents offered to pay for a trip around the world he refused. He was determined to realize his youth. Fie tells us, "I was determined to put to sea as a common, ordinary seaman before the mast, to have a conscien- tious, deliberate fling at all the Ro- mance I had dreamed about as r tramped alone beside Lake Carnegie in the May moonlight." He realized his dreams and more. He told them to .the public that they might experience them in the way he had. He tells of his experiences and of the people and scenery while :rav- elin~, in such a humo",,,s and fantas- tic way th,~t you are held oblivious .~f all else while reading of 'them. It will be well worth while for any phpil or persons interested in travel to read "The Royal Road to Romarice." A.H.S. LINCOLN 1809 - 1865 All that 1 an| and all that I hope t~ be, I owe to my mother. If you intend to go to work, there is no better place than riaht where yon are. Labor is 'prior to capital, which is ,mtv the fruit and could never have existed first. Uabor is the sunerior ~,f capital and deserves much higher cvn- sideration. G(,hl is gold in its place; but loving, braxe, patriotic hearts are better than gMd. Suspicion and jealousy never did help any man in any situation. I do not wish to die until the world is Better for my living. get us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we under- stand it.---Lincoln. A M.~ CONVENTION TO BE HELD IN AVALON The Rotary Convention. District of the Southwest, will be held in Avalon on May 5. Every child in Avalon, and several hundred students from Long Beach will participate in the en- tertainment, which will take l)lace in the form of a pageant. Work will start on this pageant in the near fu- ture. An extra teacher will be as- signed to this school while the pro- gram is being planned. The costumes will all be made in Long Beach and the work in planning of this program will not interfere with the actual school work. This project i *~' be the largest piece of work ever under- taken in the history of our school. SEVENTH GRADE PARTY BIG SUCCESS Friday evening, from seven tmtii nine o'clock, the members of the sev- enth grade, and a few guests had an enjoyable time at their Valentine par- ty. Mrs. Mackay, Mrs. Greig, Mr. Tregarthen and Mr. and Mrs. Dun- kle were the guests. The rooms were decorated with cupids, arrows and hearts. On the table were beautiful poinsettias and yellow basket favors. Dorian Tregarthen. and Milton Brooks had charge of the.games for the evening, among which were the Queen of Hearts, Going to Jerusalem, Paper Race, Electric Current, ball games, and several other interesting ones. The seventh grade has been studying about different cities so the Valntine game which they played in- terested them very much. This had to do with the sending of valentines to different cities. On the regular program, Frances Mackay gave a re- citation, a selection was given which consisted of a piano, a saxophone. and drums, and a piano solo was reh- dered by Frances Mackay. Still, un- der the llst of entertainments was the Valentine box, which is always con- sidered a .part of every Valentine party which everyone loves to partic- ipate in. To finish off the evening, and much to the delight of many, refreshmenls were served. They consisted of ice cream, cake, punch and candy. A. I-t S Girls' Basketball .Game Basketball championship games for the Senior girls were played off Thursday, Friday and Monday with the white team as winner. Four teams were formed. Two red teams avd twoWhite teams. An 'A' and 'B' red team and an 'A' and 'B' white team. Thursday the two ted teams played and Friday the two white team% the ,two 'A' teams were victorious in both. Monday the final game was played between the two 'A' teams. The game was a very close and. i~xciting~ one with the white 'A' team coming out ahead with a score of !7-6. AIH.~, Stuart Hanmton. who is in the ninth grade, and his sister, Bernice, who is in the sixth grade, enrolled in the Av- alon schools last Monday. They were formerly students of Bryant luni0r -High School, Salt Lake City, Utah. SPORTS OUTLOOK GOOD "Golf outlook good," says Coach Brentfo:d. Although the boys didn't do as we! as was expected in the Al- hambra ::wc:. it was due to the fact that they only had about three days practice. Their basketball season end- ed the week before their first golf match a:l,l this handicapl)ed them greatly. There will 'be a return match with Alhambra a little later, however, and it may be a different story. Harry Brentfovd Beside the opportunities the team offers the boys to win their 'A', there are many other activities in which they can participate. The ten- nis candidates are practicing now and there are some very g~ood players. Track events are soon to begin. The jumping pits are being cleaned out and new sawdust has been ordered. Some of the boys are training for baseball, as later on in the year there will be the possibilities of organiza- tion of a baseball team. According to Coach Brentford, Mr. Diffin will manage the ball team. Taken all in all this has been 5.nd will be a good year in sports for Avalon. Golf Golfing has started for the season, the first matches being played last Saturday between Avalon and Alham- bra. The five .on. the Avalon team are : Magdaleno Hernandez,Jesus Gutierrez, Ralph Barba, Nicky Mar- incovich and Merle Cummings. In the matches Saturday, Nicky Marincovich was the only member cff the Avalon team to win his match. The score being four matches lo one in favor of Alhambra. SUGAR 'LOAF STAFF Editor--Edna Henson Assistant Editor--Bob Coleman Exchange Editor~Florence Johnson Business Manager--Alfa Mattson Sports Editor--Jane Dowdle Reporters--Charlotte Rassau, Norma Mattson, Leta Mac Bradley Miss Hill--Advisor EDITORIAL School Spirit According to the dictionary the word "spirit" means to be full of life and natural vivacity or animation. When the word "school" is added to this it means to be full of life ,and natural vivacity shown through our reactions in the school. School spirit is shown in many dif- ferent ways. One way is by :all stu- dents turning out to the athletic games held between our school and some opposing school team. A little yelling and cheering will go a long way towards scoring victory for your school. Another way in which school golf spirit can be shown is by patronizing your school candy store. At lunch time, instead of making a soecial trip down town for camty, buy it at the school. Also, students with plenty of the right kind of school spirit do not throw the wrappers from the candy or any other kind of rubbish around the school building. This only causes the janitor more work when it would be so simple for you to walk over to a trash.can and