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PAGE TWELVE The High School Sugar Loaf (Continued from page 11, column 4) MR. SMITH TELLS STORIES ABOUT EARLY ,CALIFORNIA The United States History and Gov- ernment class was extremely pleased to have as its visitor last Frida.y, Mr. Chas. H. Smith of the Catalina Island- er once. Mr. Smith is a native Californian, born in a mining camp in 1855. His father and mother came from the East during the Gold Rush days on a sail- ing vessel. They rounded Cape Horn and finally landed in San Francisco after a journey of almost six months. During this memorable voyage, a storm came up one day, and a group of sailors who were reefing the sails were swept off the main boom by a great wave. Luckil,y, all but one were swept aboard again or else the ship would have had no guides left. Mr. Smith's picturesque words des- cribed most fittingly this colorful age of the Golden State. He was appren- ticed at the age of 13 to a printer and thus began his life's work. He was in- strumental in establishing the organi- zation of Native Sons of the Golden West and was the first secretary of this club. The history class is very grateful to Mr. Smith for giving his time and helpful information. A. H. $. Last Friday night at the Catalina Country Club the student body of Av- alon High held their spring dance. A Paul Jones early in the evening met with great approval and started the warm, friendly, happy-go-lucky feeling that should permeate the at- mospiiere at such an occasion. Enter- ing into the spirit of the evening were many of the alumni of Avalon High, with their guests. The drawing for a door prize of one dollar in merchandise at Mackey:'s Drug Store, was held at 9:30 o'clock. The lucky winner was Buddy Kuhrts. Soon after the dancing was resumed, a great mass of balloons descended from. the ceiling and caused a great deal of excitement among the dancers. At intermission time refreshments were served and were consumed down to the last crumbs. The remainder of the evening was interspersed with boys' and girls' cheats and another Paul Jones. Those present were well pleased with the affair and are in favor of having another dance in the near fu- ture. They and the entire school, are grateful to Mr. Roy Phillips and Mr. Dickson of the S. (2. 1. Co., and to all who made the dance possible, and for their cheerful cooperation and kind considerati9n and help. A. H. a. At a combined session of the Junior Business Training and Business Prin- ciples classes last Friday afternoon, Mr. C. I+ Furman, representative of the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company spoke on the subject of life insurance. He covered the history, value, cost, types and advantages of life insurance and stated many impor- tant and interesting facts about it. He warned against the purchase of any policy without first reading the con- tract through, giving unfortunate re- sults of failure to do so. In explaining the history of life in- surance he quoted from biblical times the story of the man who got Pharoah to store up grMn and food for the sev- en lean years to come. This was the first annuity. Demonstrating the secut;ity of life insurance he said: "Although 30,000 banks have closed in the last ten years, in the last six years life insurance as- sets have increased by six million dol- lars. Although interrupted by the close of the period he remained to answer the questions of many interested students. A. H. S. A beginners violin class under the direction of Miss Frey, has been start- ed recently. In this class are Marcia Lazar, Eleanor Chellberg, Elaine Eber, and Bob MacRae, of the Elementary school. The students are doing very. nicely in their new subject. Things being made in shop: Bill Kilgour and Blackie Schatan are mak- ing flower boxes; John Franklin is making a fishing tackle box; David Meehan is making a lamp; the seventh graders are making sewing kits; the eighth grade is making funnels and candle stick holders in metal shop; in wood shop the boys are making book racks and waste paper baskets. Ot.her things being made in shop are: paint measures, canteens, lamp stands, and sugar scoops. A. H.S. Both the Senior and Junior High school classes are working in ceramics using clay bought from the pottery plant. This project was preceded by a visit to the plant where the students were shown every process by Mr. Burkett. The clay models will be fired and glazed, due to the offer of the pottery plant. A. H. S;. On March 5, Miss Ruth Beery visit- ed the Elementary Demonstration school at U. C. L. A. During her ab- sence Mrs. Reece has substituted for the first grade teacher. A+ H.S. The seventh grade girls' needle ciass has also been using gay yarns to em- broider pillow-tops designed by them- selves. O TUNA CLUB MEMBERS MID-WINTER BANQUET (Continued from Page I, col. 1) locate the big fish last year. Then Bob Mankowski was asked to tell those present just how he managed to snag that poor little marlin of 18l pounds on his three-six outfit. This modest angler said: "He came, took my bait, and I took him--that's all there is to tell." George S. Briggs of Santa Ana, one of the oldest members of the Club, was present. Mr. Briggs has ~een a mem, ber upwards of 30 years. The president expressed the pleasure of himself and his fellow members in having Mr. Briggs with them, and asked that he should tell those present of some of the earlier happenings of the Club in the days when they fished from skiffs. Mr. Briggs gave a short and interest- ing talk, and thanked the president and his fellow members for the kind reception they had extended to him. Present, in addition to President Swaffield were W. W. Lovett, vice- president; D anford M.. Baker, secre- tary; Percy West, assistant seeretaryA George C. Thomas, III, director; Roy Shaver, historian, and Andrew R. Mar- tin, ~W. B. Stringfellow, J. B. Winston, Sr., Harry Buffum, William Rains, N. Spencer Dennis, George H. Duty, Frank Bevin, Wendell Reid, Grey Skidmore, James Parrot, Otis Shep- pard, R. C. Mankowski, Judge Louis Mey.ers, John L. Fleming, Ed Groen- dyke, George Briggs, George Pills- bury, Jr., and R. V. S,taats. o- Teacher: "Use the right verb in this sentence, 'The toast was drunk in sil- ence.' " Pupil: "The toast was ate in silence." O- SlX CYLINDER. ..... SENTENCES | tt | ! By DR. JOHN W. HOLLAND t | | | OsO | | | | God helps men by helping them | | | | to help themselves. | | | Only a fool thinks that he can : get away with. or away | | | | from, a lie. | | When the millennium comes men | t | will run to take advice in. | | stead of giving It. | | : He who spends all his time look- I | lng for an opening wlll findi | | I himself in s hole. I | Be sure that your character| | ! | foundations are firm: alr- | | | planes cannot rise from : | quicksand. A tonic thought for any who! | ! think that they have failed: I | | | C~an'l is three-four|Ira can. | | (t"~ 1925. Western Newsvaver Union.) | | | ~mmmmmm mmm~.m mm m mmmmmmmmmm~ / Refine d (3ru de Repose When a man finds not repose in himself, it is in vain for him to seek it elsewhere.--From the French. Cop: "Haven't I seen you some- where ?" Student: "No, I've never been any- where." There was a man in Texas who went to a revival meeting and was pressed to repent. He wavered for a time, and finally arose and said : "Friends, I want to repent arrd tell how bad I have been, but I dasn't do it when the grand jury is in session." "The Lord will forgive," the ~:evival- ist shouted. "Probably lie will," answered the sinner, "but lie ain't on that grand jury."--Lawyer and Banker. Home, Sweet Home He: "May I take you home?" She: "Sure, where do you live?"-- Whirlwind. Professor's Wife--Here is the doc- tor, dear. Prof. Chillwit (absent-mindedly)- Tell him I can't see anyone today. I am too ill.--Pathfinder. Tony: (new arrival from old coun- try) "Is meester Henery Ford en deese house ?" Butler: "No. Why do you ask ?" Tony: "I thought I see hees car outside." Ancient Joke Mother: "Did you have company last night ?" Dottle: "Well, yes. One of the girls." Mother: "Well, tell her the next time you see her that she left her to- bacco pouch on the piano." A Scotsman visiting in America stood gazing at a fine statue of GeoTge Washington, when an American ap- proached. "That was a great and good man," said the American. "A lie never passed his lips." "Weel," replied the Scot, "I presume he talked through his nose like the rest of ye."---Selected. Di~ipated Creature Passenger--"1 say, driver, what is the average life of a locomotive ?" Driver--"Oh, about thirty_years, sir." Passenger--"I should think such a tough-looking thing would last longer than that." Driver--"Well, perhaps it would, sir, if it didn't smoke so much." ---Congregationalist The man who wakes up and finds himself famous hasn't been *asleep. --Columbus Citizen Hubby,: "The garbage man is at the back door." Mrs. Newlywed: "Tell him we don't need any." Gollttf Dept. Sign on window of sporting goods store not a million miles from Nash- ville : WE SELL EVERYTHING A GOLFER USES EXCEPT PROFANITY, AND IF YOU USE O,UR GOODS. YOU WON'T NEED THAT --Nashville Tennessean In China when a man doesn't pay his debts they remove his door. If such a policy were pursued in this country we would be famous for our Open Door policy~ His Experience Ace: "1 had flown three miles over the enemy's lines when I found that my engine was missing." The Girl: "Mercy! How could you fly so far without any engine ?" THE CATALINA i THINGS WHICH FIRE / Doreen H. Camp Fire is for : girls like to do differ there is an opportt of activities in the ization. Work an~ girls in a group rr~ meeting a pleasure Everyone likes their hands, so ha ant part of the Some girls arc fortU to make beautiful hands, while others well. But workir bead work, stencils, wood wor girls who are not hands soon learn to Those who already explore into neW There is no fun had out of doors. the things to do among the most study, picnics, hi] are only a few make up the venture open to Through her out-~ girl learns to be of-doors, no matter |ions. Camp Fire Citizenship to does not necessar of civics or broader community. has been fun as sponsoring a servation of yards, community Cross work, and er organizations Camp Fire Girls The home is fire begins and joy working More home earned than becomes play fun when the charge. Bu siness and to the Cam health and keep a close ct its and her mouey. Girls ivities which Most Camp money for thei ities and mone: always fun for Because the that Camp Camp Fire other girls.. living, a spr light in healthy, hapPY ST. PATRICK'S (Continued that cards Wl and cease at time, so you allotted time The committe~ to thank Mrs. of the Arcad Drug Store, Island Pharm Shop for ad.c on display w~ the Arcade win' Those selling that all mum be handed manager 4 o'clock This is impera be counted ings on sure to atten( chairman of t tee, has also Olsen will a The time tents|iv'ely Cards' from Swee Supper at Dance Drawing for last item.