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PAGE EIGHT "EXHIBIT A" Five Million Scouts Scouting in Avalon has a background of five million Scouts behind it. Scout- ing is not just a local fad, but is a national and even international plan for betterment of boy life. Fortunately, the Boy Scout Move- ment has a record of twenty-two years of achievement as a basis for its claim to local and national support. In this period it has organized to serve the boys in America in town and coun- try, in every county of 48 States, and in Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippine Islands. It has mobil- ized and trained one million volun- teers and has enrolled and trained four million Scouts. These boys are "F~hibit A" for the Boy Scout Move- ment. They comprise one in six of all the boys of Scout age for the 22- 3.ear period. They are known to par- ents, teachers, and citizens of each lo- cal community. Their record of man- ly conduct and their spirit of service speaks more for the Boy Scout Move- ment than anything we could say. Their record of scholarship and lead- ership in high school and college, their response to emergency calls in spec- tacular service and in the unobserved personal Good Turns as they go about doing good day by day has made for the Boy Scout Movement a measure of good will unexcelled by any social ()r relief agency. The record of the service of Scouts in the earthquake at Santa Barbara, at the tornado in Crawford County, Ill., in St. Louis, and Florida, their service in the Mississippi Valley floods, at Lakehurst, N. J., at Pitts- burgh, when great explosions injured many lives--such services in emer- gency relief, and all other emergency situations distinguish these boys as useful citizens who may be relied upon in any emergency. Then there is the accumulated story of 1900 Boy Scouts, who risked their lives to save other human lives, and to such an extent that 250 of these boys received Life Saving Gold Med- als for heroism, awarded by our Na- tional Court of Honor. The medals awarded to nineteen of these boys were presented to their parents, be- cause these boys paid the supreme sacrific~ in attempting at great odds to save human life. If it is established that Boy Scouts are a superior group of boys, what basis do we have for concluding that the Bpy Scout Program contributed to that superiority? Some may claim that Scouting is selective and that it draws boys from good home, and good communities who would make a good record anyway, and without Scout training. We gladly acknowledge partnership with the home, church, school, and community, in whatever good is found in Scout trained citizens. We would add, however, that these lads them- selves have some definite knowledge and a very clear notion as to what in- fluences have helped them materially in their life progress. In this connection we have the ac- cumulating testimony of Scouts who have come up through the ranks and are now volunteering to bring to more boys the benefits which they, them- selves, enjoyed in earlier years. Many Councils have recruited from two- thirds to three-fourths of their Asmst- ant Scoutmasters, and nearly half of their Scoutmasters from the ranks t,f former Scouts. These men know what influence the Scout Program and as- sociations under worthy adult leader- ship have had in shaping their lives. Five million Scouts and Scouters in twenty-two years have written their testimony as to the values of Scouting into the record of public appreciation and good will for the entire Boy Scout Movement. ~,s further tribute to the unselfish devotion of these volunteer Scouts, let it be recorded that Scouting servme and membership are going forward in the presence of very trying financial limitations. There was an actual in- crease in the total membership of the Boy Scout Movement in the past few years. This was made possible by the ~act that volunteers are doing more TUITION SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION ANNOUNCED The University of Southern Califor- nia is to award 35 tuition scholarships for the academic year 1933-1934 to se- lected graduates, boys and girls, of ac- credited high schools and junior col- leges in the United States, announce- ment of a national competition reveals. Twenty-five scholarships covering tu- ition for the freshman year will be awarded to high schools 'having an en- rollment of 100 pupils or more, and ten scholarships covering tuition for the junior year will be awarded to jun- ior colleges. To be eligible each applicant must have achieved a high scholastic rec- ord, must be in the highest tenth of the 1933 February or June graduating class, and must have the principal's recommendation vouching for his su- perior ability. Each applicant must meet fully the requirements for ad- mission to the University or for junior standing. Applications with transcripts of rec- ords and reconnnendations must be re- ceived directly from the principal by Dr. Frank C. Touton, vice-president of the University of Southern California at University Park, Los Angeles, not later than April 15. Selections will be made on the basis of a careful analy- sis of scholarship record, personality record, school citizenship record, and educational promise. Those capturing the scholarships will know by May 15. Scholarships will admit high school graduates to the following colleges of U. S. C.: letters, arts, and sciences (including pre-medical, pre-legal, and pre-~tental work) ; architecture; com- merce and business administration; and the Los Angeles University of International Relations (affiliated with USC). Scholarships will admit junior college graduates to (a) the following" colleges: letters, arts, and sciences; architecture; commerce and business administration; (b) Los Angeles Uni- versity of International Relations; and (c) the schools of: education; philos- ophy; government ; journalism; mer- chandising; religion; speech ; and so- cial welfare. -- :o:-- AUSTRALIAN ANTS FORMIDABLE ANIMALS By Science Service "Besides the poisonous snakes, they are really the only formidable 'ani- reals' in the Australian Bush." Thus Prof. William Morton Wheel- er, of Harvard University character- izes the Australian "bulldog" ants, in a new book, "Colony-Founding Among Ants," published today by the Harvard University Press. Prof. Wheeler des- cribes these fierce insects as some- times more than an inch in length, "singularly alert, wasp-like, large- eyed, long-jawed, and fiercely sting- ing." The primitive ants of Australia. he states, differ from ants of other con- tinents in their colony-founding meth- ods. The queen ant, at the outset of her career, does not accept the perma- nent imprisonment which is the fate of her sisters elsewhere, but from time to time breaks through the wall of 'her cell and goes out to forage for her young. When she returns she seals herself in again, and after the colony has made a good beginning she settles down to being permanently house-bound. IO:__ Catalina Island---the place where quietness and repose soothes ragged nerves and renews health ancl happi- ness. Do you know that Avalon has one of the finesi all-year climates on the Pacific Coast of the United States? Advertise for ~hat yeu need in the Catalina Islander. Our Adlet Column helps, Try it. and giving more in time and service. 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