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Published by the Studonts of Avalon High School and Edited by the Eleventh and Twelfth Year English Qasses AVALON HIGH $CMOOL, THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1937 NUMBER 24 OF STAFF "ng of the gong and plunged I slipped on on my-- ed together a and other apparatus I my way to school. ered in my appear- ted by a disaam- s Hill and the ray more prompt blissfully dang- of their seats, frequent yawns, mildly into announced open news articles. All :llows faintly he and thus dis- pipes up that rope contest for the boys we are off. is haggled over Cameron and old maids win- (.will now prepare fine style. Alice she would do word articles of the student shopper in South snoring softly Is awakened with he has been as- and he feebly reach at least sixty '.hurries out during is cornered and of- news which he natural element ~rrsngton, wildly to himself, the swift bar- scribbling madly down the assign- eagerly snatched. seniors add a dain- repeated uprisings it at all, delicate- laurels belong anyhow they, have er senior prestige lally being booked 3ff to collect the try to hand in at before the paper Sob Sister. S. ~OLUMN ternoon, in the 7th a recital is held. !ng sang: Mary of Life", "Gray ; Alice Lee Hey- Charles Cadman ; lter, "Lullaby,', was absent and of flu Harriet to sing this last ron, "One Who Tschaikowsky. aCCompanist for the "Beinie Rex" to in the hospital, the way to recov- ass will telephone see if he will be ravel with her back nday. W'e all around as well (Chasing all the chkiss", who is a Bull in Long delightful (lays Lillian Hotch- 1joyed his stay again in the Foote, an out- II gym classes, is chaser" of the traveled Doggie, hotel, and at Girls camps and SENIORS HOLD MEETING The Seniors had an hour's meeting last week to discuss arrangements for The Torqua. They had their pictures taken at Gene's Photo Shop last Wed- nesday, These pictures will be used in The Torqua. They are to hold anoth- er meeting after Easter vacation to ar- range the articles for the pages in The Torqua. This meeting is to be held at Miss Hill's and Miss Coppock's residence. They have considered their gradua- tion announcements and will order them in the near future. Bacca'laur- eate services are again going to be held in the school amphitheater and they will follow the practice of the Vestal service. The Seniors finally decided on the play they are to give in the Canyon Theatre the latter part of May. They have placed their order for their script. A, H. S. IMPORTANT EVENTS TO COME The schedule of important events which will take place during the rest of the school year are: March 22-26--Spring vacation. April 2--End of third quarter. April 29--Annual Public School Pro- gram. May 4--Glee Club Program. Free admission. May 27--Annual Senior Play. Ad- mission. June 4---Junior-Senior Prom. St. Catherine. June 6--Eaccalaureate Service. Ves- per Service at 5 o'clock in the Canyon Amphitheatre. June 10--Commencement in Crescent Avenue Amphitheatre. June ll--Close of school. June 14-~Summer Playground opens. A. H. S. Charles and Donald Carpenter, graduates of Avalon High School, left with thirty-two other members of the Occidental College Men's Glee Club this week on an extensive tour of the Pacific Coast cities. The club will visit Northern California and Oregon on its trip. Charles Carpenter is a junior at Occidental, and Donald a sophomore.-- Occidental College News Service. A. H. $. Miss Maud E.. Hayes, supervisor of home-making, visited school last Wed- nesday. We always apprecite her visits. crossing the channel on the boat and also the airplane. MR. ARNOLD ANSWERS DEATH VALLEY CALL Seven hundred and fifty miles is a long distance but it is comparatively short when taken over such interest- ing territory as Death Valley. Mr. Arnold, along with three friends, took this journey last week-end. Starting out in the rain last Friday night, they returned late Sunday. One of the most interesting spots they found was Bad Water. This place is 280 feet below sea level and ~s the lowest point on the American con- tinent. In contrast to this low level, mountains as high as eleven thousand feet tower above this valley. Perhaps the most interesting of the h~storical landmarks is the presence of relics of the old Twenty Mule Team used to .transport borax. Death Valley is a mass of molten rock, colorful and most interesting. Many, people visit it each year and find it a worthwhile and educational trip. A. H. S. THE PERFECT COMBINATION Scholastic ability--Galen Brown. Sense of humor--Jimmy Greig. Personality--Jack Harrington. Physique--zPhilip Arnold. Nose--Silas Hathaway. Eyes--David Meehan. Height--Russell Brooks. Smile--Howard Harrington. Life-like--Johnny Marincovich. Dress--Bill Kilgour. Hair--Louis Cameron. Complexion--Phil Conrad. Our contribution to society--Henry Brantley. Ideal couple of the week--Alice Lee Heywood and Stuart Kilgour. A. H.S. CAMP FIRE GIRLS PASS RANKS The Committee of Awards of the Camp Fire Girls met on Tuesday to pass girls on their ranks. Five girls passed the new first rank of Trail Seeker. They were Delcie Ellison, Harriet Irvin, Margaret Carpenter, Florence Baker, and Alice Lee Hey- wood. They will be awarded Trail Seeker pins at the Birthday Council Fire. Alice Lee Heywood passed her third rank, that of Firemaker. This is a difficult rank to pass and she is the first Avalon Camp Fire Girl to at- tain it. A. H. S. The 7th grade clothing class will be- gin thi's week to make t,heir beach clothes for the summer. STAFF Editor ........................................................................................ Jack Harrington Assistant Editor ....................................................................... Silas Hathaway Adviser ....................................................................................................... Miss Hill Reporters, Katy Kruger, Ken Adargo, Jack Carson, Alice Walsh, S.u- san Brooks, Ruth Hansen, Philip Conrad, John Vickers, Stuart Kil- gour, Bernice Hampton, Socorro Saucedo, Silas Hathaway, John Mar- incovich, Galen Brown. EDITORIAL Humans Human beings are the most wonder- ful things in the world. They have developed from so-called cave men, who could do nothing, and lived on the wild animals they could kill. They later came to find permanent caves or homes in which to live. Then they learned to make fires and tools, and became more intelligent. Today these humans have developed to such an extent that they have con- quered the way to control germ dis- eases; they have tamed the most vi- cious animals; they have accomplished the problem of flight and transporta- tion so that man may travel many miles in a brief space of time; they have accomplished the problem of traveling on water and also under the water; they have gained higher alti- tudes than the birds; they have dug down into the earth farther than any animal can dig; from the earth they have taken material and have made from it strange chemicals and gases, some of them deadly and others very useful; they can adapt themselves to the hottest and the coldest weather conditions; they can be heard all over the world by means of radio broad- casting; they have turned night into day. With electricity still in its in- fancy many things will someday be ac- complished that are now not even dreamed of. Many of us will live to see the day when airplanes will be more numerous than automobiles are now. We think the telephone is a marvelous iuvention, but television, when perfected, will sur- pass it, We cannot foretell the fu- ture, but from progress made in the past we can imagine there are many more wonderful things in store for us. --Silas Hathaway. TOURNAMENT RESULTS Competition was hot and heavy last week on the grounds of Avalon High School when the marble tournament was played off. Surrounded by an excited gallery were the players of the tournament as marbles flew from seven rings at once. At 4:15 last Thursday the field had narrowed to two contestants, John Viekers and Russell Brooks. Taking two games straight won the match and the championship for John Vickers, eleventh grader. Held last Wednesday were the upper and lower elementary tournaments. Dickie Gaylord won the championship of ,the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades after a heavy battle with runner up Bobby Smith. The champion of the upper elementary grades was Frank Maeha- do, a fourth grader. After winning out over Roger Upton in the semi-fin- als Frank checked Jess Cervantes in the finals with accurate and consistent shots that cleaned the pot in short or- der. Coach Reece, promoter and di- rector of the matches, has a bicycle tournament planned for this week which he says should provide an ex- citing sight to spectators, with thrills and spills a-.plenty. A. H. 8. ELEMENTARY NEWS Mrs. Calhoun, fourth grade teacher, reports that her class is now occupy- ing its time by writing original storms about the various animals that inhabit jungles. An animal is selected by each pupil, who prepares it for dramatiza- tion. Several of their interesting mu- seum pieces are already completed, and will soon be ready for exhibition. The Americanization class was for- tunate in having Senor Espinosa come to their room on Friday, March 12, The Senor gave an on Mexico, and played sevexal pxeces on his violin, with which he is very adept. Miss Bennett's class of second and third graders was invited, and the pupils enjoyed it immensely, A. H. S. TENNIS GAMES ,PROGRESSING The all school girls tennis tourna- ment is progressing rapidly toward a finish. Games are being played on scheduled dates and the matches will be finished by April 5th. Those re- maining in the winners' tournament at present are Virginia Lee Graham, Soeorro Saucedo, Mary O'Leary, Katy Kruger, and Alice Lee Heywood. The losers tournament has Susan Brooks, Lupe Garcia, Virginia Hathaway, Vir- gie Pyle, Margaret Carpenter, Rita Lopez, Loree Vickers, Trini Herrera, Hilda Salmon, Charlotte Herrera, and Rosemary Watson. A. H. S. The sales on the "Torqua" have gone excellently. The sales at the school ended last Friday and the rest will be sold down town. Out of the 100 there are only 28 left and this number is dwindling fast. A. H. $. The biology class is starting on the study of flowers and plants and a medley of groans gives forth when they are asked to draw the various sections of the flowers. A. H. 8. On Wednesday the Sub-deb basket- ball team forfeited its game to the W'ild Cats. This puts the Wild Cats in the lead of the tournament. They have won all the games they have played. A. H. S. The art classes are finishing a unit in ceramics. The 8th grade girls have chosen as their subjects animals such as birds, horses, elephants, rabbits, fish, dogs, and they also have made one human figure.The Senior art girls are designing and making tea tiles. The Catalina Pottery Plant is going to fire and glaze them for use. A. H. 5. (Continued on page 12, col. 1,)