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Published by the Students of Avalon High School and Edited by the Eleventh and Twelfth Year English Classes AVALON HIGH SCPIOOL, THURSDAY, MARCH II, 1937 NUMBER Z3 ON MARCH 10 March 10, at 3:20 was held on This tour- Only to elementary m the near future will be staged students. as follows : (7) feet in diameter. marbles with ng at least Starts no helps of not peaks, smooth- ~One contestant knocks ~arbles, he wins the of your match returned to pre- fer keeps will the tournament. are to report er for further direc- is to he played in the sCOrer's decisions are will be given to hers. ~.~. ARRIVE SHORTLY :ff bringing good of the Student worthy faculty I of the spring on Monday the entire dura- ~'t help but feel the hearts of dual by bringing AS ACTRESS once one of )utantes, is now School. Mar- aud it is said that raking girls in participated ng Pains". At an audience which studevts and present were: Ken- ~rett Adargo, Milton L COwell and John ~.ret red a lot portrayed Pru- a hit ? proud to think can make mainland. oys went up to is located ~roves, where they and Mrs. Bur- were served she may 'get back a visit some time has many friends attxious to see her. I'l. S. GIRLS Fire Girls ng. Final plans Birthday on March 16. and ranks f requirements were or the Council Fire the colors, blue fin of blue and sil- made by the Star- ~roup. This will be for the Birthday for "Many e, Burn" were ]~ S. feel gay, and merriment all AMONG THE NEW BOOKS The Junior Bible by Edgar J. Good- speed. This is an American translation, that overcomes the difficulty of read- ing the earlier translations. Parts of the Bible that are of the most interest are selected with a brief introduction to each selection to help the reader understand these stories and speeches. A book for every young reader to en- joy, to read and re-read. Houses in America, by Ethel Robin- son and Thomas Robinson. A colorful story of how our Ameri- can home architecture came to be; the vivid history and the reason each had for building as he did. Interesting pencil sketches of the houses, help to lend a clearer picture for the reader. West Coast Shells, by Josiah Keep. For the benefit of the shell collec- tors around school who would like to know what they have found Miss Rex has purchased this well-illustrated handbook of shells. A. H. $. CLASS MEETINGS 9th Grade In the recent class meeting held by the freshmen the main business was the electing of the Boys' and Girls' L e a g u e representatives. The boy.s elected Mike Marincovitch for the sec- ond semester while the girls put Alene Creaser in the office to represent them at the meetings. 7th Grade The new officers of the seventh grade showed action in the first meet- ing they held in this semester. A Candy Salt will be held today on the campus and we want every one to pur- chase some of this delicious cand.y made by the talented seventh grade. The purpose of the sale is to get some money in the class treasury. 12th Grade The seniors set up a committee to select a group, of plays to be voted on at the next meeting. The play that is accepted will be enacted in the Canyon Theatre some time in May. A. H. ~t. Each day in the cafeteria an exhibit from one of Miss Robinson's classes carI be seen. Amusing scotties and other original designs decorated the room in the form of wall hangings last Thursday. These hangings were made by the seventh grade girls' sew- ing class. Friday the cafeteria was brightened by colorful plaques painted by the Senior High art class. DINNER ENJOYED BY MEMBERS OF TEAM The players on the first and second basketball teams were a fortunate group on Wednesday, March 3. Mr. Reece had invited them up to his home on Marilla to partake of Mrs. Reece's kitchen delicasies and all who could have possibly come showed up. There was enough food to take care of an army, and everybody did his best to consume it all, but there was plenty left after two full hours had been spent by the bunch in gorging them- selves. Dinner was served at 6:30 p. m., and the boys were eating continuously until 8:30. A very good time was had by all and the warm hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Reece is greatly appre- ciated. A. H. S. W. G. KINGSLEY, SPEAKER FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS 'WEEK The annual Public Schools Week for California will have its beginning on Monday, April 26. For the public meeting which is to be held in Avalon on April 29, at the Avalon High school Mr. W. Harold Kingsley, Director of Public Relations, California Teachers' association, Southern Section, will ap- pear as speaker of the evening, his subject being "Streamline Education." Added to the evening attra&ion will be a musical program supplied by the Avalon, Junior and Senior High School. Four c o m m u n i t y organizations, namely the American Legion and Am- erican Legion Auxiliary, the P.-~r. A., the Masonic Lodge and the Mary Williams Club are sponsoring the en- tire event. A. H. S. GOSSIP COLUMN Is it any wonder Avalon girls don't pick local fellows! It's a good thing the steamer is running. It's not often such devotion is found as in the case of AI Chellberg..We're sorry Mary Harris is leaving. Why didn't you let Patsy Kurts go up in the hay loft with you B. Kil- gour? She's good compan,y, isn't she? It's time you knew, Jack H., a cer- tain eighth grader dotes on your every action. Phil Conrad, we thought you didn't like little girls. We all see differently. Who remembers the days when Fan- n,y was the name of a girl and Pansy the name of a flower? STAFF Editor .......................................................................................... Jack Harrington Assistant Editor ....................................................................... Silas Hathaway Adviser ..................................................................................................... Miss Hill Reporters, Katy Kruger, Ken Adargo, Jack Carson, Alice Walsh, Su- san Brooks, Ruth Hansen, Philip Conrad, John Vickers, Stuart Kil- gour, Bernice Hampton, Socorro Saucedo, Silas Hathaway, John Mar- incovieh, Galen Brown. ' ALUMINUM Editorial What would happen today if some- one discovered a process for produc- ing gold which would make this metal as common as iron and lead? Part of the answer may he found in the story of aluminum, a young metal whose history reads like fic- tion. Less than a century ago, alumi- num was a rare metal, as costly as gold. In 1852 it was quoted at $545 a pound. In 1879 an American purchased a pair of opera glasses in Paris and the jeweler offered an alunfinum or platinum mounting for about the same price. The purchaser took aluminmn-- and lived to regret it. The aluminum was transformed al- most over night from a semi-product metal into a relatively common one, The change in this youngster among metals was wrought by a .youngster among scientists, Charles Martin Hall of Oberlin, Ohio, a youth of twenty- two. This boy, just out of college, solved a problem that had stumped the world-famous chemists for fifty years by discovering a process to pro- duce aluminum inexpensively His dis- covery created a great industry and made the metal available for thou- sands of industrial purposes. Probably no other metal today can be obtained in as many diversified forms. Some has been adapted to vir- tually every known metal-working process and its applications range from wrist watches and beads to dump trucks and overhead cranes, from bottle caps and collapsible tubes for tooth paste to railroad trains and air- planes, aluminum now ranks fifth a- mong metals in tonnage produced and used, and a year and a month ago it celebrated its golden jubilee, the fif- tieth anniversary of young Hall's momentous discovery --Silas Hathaway ELEMENTARY NEWS The kindergarten pupils have com- pleted their house project and have a model apartment to show for their ef- forts. There are many interesting fea- tures about this little apartment. The Americanization class has taken tLp a Spanish project and are making a typical Spanish home out of the re- cently completed library. Good luck strings of peppers and gourds will be made to hang outside and the Span- ish mural will soon be completed. Mrs. Eaton, the supervisor, taught the chil- dren some Spanish dances which fitted into the plan of study. The first and second graders are il- lustrating Mother Goose rhymes and the children show great imagination in their drawings. The fourth grade is in the nudst of an African jungle which they are in- habiting with clay villages. The nm- scum they have been making is im proving and there are water colors on exhibit of the animals to be found iu the jungle. The fifth grade is showing consider- able talent in the making of a pageant connected with the Pilgrims and Colo- nial times. Martha Bussey and Dolores Rioz are to be complimented in their work. The sixth grade is making water colors of Holland and Jugoslavia, the countries which they are studying. They were recently shown pictures of these two countries which helped them considerably. A. H. 8. GIRLS ACTIVITIES The Sub-Debs were victorious over the Straight-Shooters in a basket ball game after-school on Wednesday. The score was 12-2; the 2 points for the Straight-Shooters 'being shot by the captain, Dolores Bermudez. Aileen Hall is captain of the Sub-Debs, who have won one game and lost one game in the tournament. Games in the tour- nament are played every Wednesday after school. All first round matches in the girls' school tennis tournament have been played, and the second matches are well on their way to completion. They will be finished by the 8th of March. Margaret Carpenter leads in the losers tournament and Genevieve Bermudez, Helena Espinosa and Eileen Graham are leading in the winners tournament. The tournament is so arranged that the losers in the first rou:nd go into the losers tournament. The same num- ber of points are awarded in the los- ers tournament as are given to the winners. A. f'l. S. BOYS CALL SPECIAL MEETING A special meeting of the class repre- sentatives of the Boys' League was called March 1, by the President Jack Harrington. A committee of two was appointed to take care of the pictures of this year's athletic teams for the school student books. Another representative was appointed to take care of the ath- letic shield. Future activities were discussed, but it was decided that it would be best to wait until the dues were paid before planning any event. A. H. $. SCHOOL GROUNDS ARE BEAUTIFIED Our expert gardener, Mr. Rudolph Christianson, tells u:s that someone from Long Beach was to have come over to plant flowers around our school ground last year, but he didn't arrive; so he, Mr. Christianson, sent for the flowers and planted them him- self. He also remarks that if the "children" (some of them are not so small) will not run through and trample his many kinds of plants that they should be flourishing very soon. A. H. S. (Continued on Page 12, Col. 1)