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." Published by the Students of Avalon Hiqh School and Edited by the Eleventh and Twelfth Year English Classes VOLUME Xlli AVALON HIGH SCHOOL, THURSDAY, MARCH• 23, 1939 CALIFORNIA BOYS STATE HELD JUNE 24-JULY 1 t '.In order to prepare the youth of to- day to becom~ good citizens tomorrow ---,and in order that they may be qual- ified to be intelligent citizens, voters, and office-holders of tomorrow, the youth of today must be trained to un- derstand the structure and the "work~ ings" of his government. ;To encourage and develop a deeper interest in, and study of these prob- lenls of government, beyond what the boys get in high schools today the BOYS' STATE was founded, and it is today all established part of the Am- ericarlism program of the American Legion. The purpose of Boys; State is thus attained: To let them learn by doing. From this practical school of govern- ment, the boys learn the part each one can play under our system of gov- ernment-that each can run for office, that each can vote for the candidate of his choice and thereby each can have a voice and a part in shaping the pol- icies of government. The third California Boys' State will be held at tile State Fair Grouzlds at Sacramento, June 24th to July lsL inclusive. The registration fee will be $15.00. This includes meals for the eight clays, plus other expenses, inci- dental to running the "State". Only boys who are now (1939) Jun- iors in Senior High School are eligible. These boys will have one more year in high school and thus have an oppor- tunity to pass on, in that school, much of what they learn in Boys' State. The American Legion Boys' State Committee recommends that boys be chosen on the basis of (1) general seh~larship, and (2) general student body activities, and (3) interest in Boys' State. Consideration and thought is being given by the Legion Post of Avalon, to sending an outstanding and promi- nent Junior from Avalon High to at- tend Boys' State this year. A. H. S. FOURTH GRADERS FINISH UNIT ON DICTIONARY The fourth graders have just about finished their unit on the dictionary. They are graded on neatness, sentence construction, and the amount oi work accomplished. The following have done exceptional work: Henry Cer- vantes, Muriel Harmon, Beverley Helss, Kayla Lazaar, Douglas Mc- Coach,' Barbara Wills, Merlym! Myers, Ignacio Carrera. The fifth grade has another item fur its newspaper. The hitch hiker, "Johnny Potato-Bug", has now been on 'a tour of all the fo~ty-eight is(ate?. ' A. H. S+ CATALINA GOATS SEE BRETHREN IN THE RAW The beard eontest Was off with a swish! Everybody with the hope of winning the two dollar prize, threw away their razors. It kind of takes,˘ your faith out of mankind tosee those straggly fuzzes misrepresented as beards. The beard contest will cost the Lettermen about $27. The $2 for a prize, and $25 to charter the Palomar Observatory so they can find the "goo- fus feathers". You have one more week. Come on, boys, get to work, and GIVE! A. H. S, ALGEBRA CLASSES TRUDGE ON Coach Smith's first year algebra class is now working on tile intricate points of factoring. This class is not the best ever, but many of its twenty- one members are catching on to the problems fairly easy. Coach's second year algebra class is studying the different types of quad- ratic equations. The students are working the problems from the stand- point of graphs and linear equations. They are now preparing for radical equations. LETTER RECEIVED REGARDING FORMER AVALON STUDENT A letter was received recently from Pomona College stating the fact that Alice iWalsh, a former s.tudent of Ava- lon High, officially became a member of the Pomona College student body, in tile recent matriculation exercises held on the Claremont campus. Miss VValsh is a freshman this year in Po- mona College. In order to matriculate, a student must maintain a "C" average in all the academic work undertaken while in college. A total of 260 students in- cluding all classes, achieved the dis- tinction this semester. Everyone at Avalon High wishes to extend congratulations to Alice ! A. H. $. "UMP", WHY DON'T YOU PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH? "Liar", "cheater", ",Why don't you get some glasses ?" These are some of the cries heard from the direction of tile ball field, as the different classes are engaged in proving their skill against each other in the softball tour- nament. So far there have been three games played. These are: The ninth graders were defeated in a close game by the Juniors, the score being 10-11. The Seniors, with seven men and a cripple, were defeated by the Sopho- mores by. a score of 3-0. The Senior infield looked like hot-stuff, an'd that "killer" guy looked plenty good. The tenth graders played a very good galHC. In an exciting battle for supremacy, the Juniors defeated tile ninth graders with a score of 6-3. It seems as if those Juniors are going places! A. H. S. GIRLS ENJOY COUNCIL FIRE AT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION "Long before people learned to write they jumped and leaped into file air, hopped and gestured as a means of self-expression." With this as an in- troduction, the members of the Girls' Physical Education and Music Depart- ments will present a Folk Festival of dances and music on March 28th. The event will be held in the canyon at 7:30 and there wilt be no charge. The public is invited. The orchestra will play several num- bers, the Boys' Glee Club and Voice Class will sing and the girls will pre- sent dances. Harold Warner, as reader, will give brief descriptions and explanations of the numbers on the program. Representing the primitive dances Virginia Stevens, Florence Gibson, Delcie Ellison, Deane Richmon, and Barbara Butler will present the Girls to HoM Folk Festival "Jumping Dance" of the ytlr01~ On Tuesday, Avalon Camp Fire Girls celebrated the 27th birthday of Camp Fire with a Council Fire in the social hall of the Community Church. Talks were given by Dorothy Bflrgess, Barbara Killgore, Harriet lrvin, and Winifred Wills. The candles repre- senting Camp Fire were lighted by Florence, Gibson and those represent- ing the different honor beads by Jerry Batho, Aley Kirk, Elinor Chellberg, Betty, Franklin, Wimlie Estes, Elaine Eber, and Carol Butler. The Camp Fire conunittee of the Mary Williams C!ub served cake and ice cream to tile girls following the ceremony. MR. SMITH GIVES TALK ON BASEBALL TO GRADES Miss Shirley Osborne came to visit Miss Cornell, teacher of tile sixth grade. The fifth grade is painting pretty pictures of Avalon and its hills. Last week. Coach Smith gay+ the boys of the. third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades, and the Atnericanization Room, a talk on baseball. The Dutch windmill, that has beeu started by the second and third grades, is nearing completion. Now they are also making pottery bowls. The Americanization Room has started painting with water colors. The Kindergarten "market" has been completed. 'A.-H. S. BIOLOGY CLASS DEEP IN COLLECTING SHELLS The biology class is working hard on their collections. They include shells, spiders, butterflies, feathers, rocks, minerals, and sea-mosses. Some of the students are ,finding some very good shell-speciments in spite of the lack of shells this year. The chemistry students are planning for their original study during the last quarter. Each pupil has the opportun- ity to choose any subject to study and extmriment with. The General Science class has been having some interesting fihns on elec- tricity. A. H.S. Try a little A(llet for your wants. ' , , STAFF Marcia Perkins ' ' Editor Emelda Riojas ............. : .............................................................. Assistant Editor, Miss V. Hill ........................................................................... ....................... , Advisor Reporters: Margaret Carpenter. Jimmy Chelbetg, Arlene Creaser, Zada Crow, Laurence Eber, Charles Ginnett, Aileen Hall, Howard Harrington, Harriet Irwin, Bill Kilgour, Mike Marincovich, Manuel Martinez, Martin Mazuika, Bob Moore, Shirley Pyle, Jack Voelkel, Bob White, Virdo Moore, Milton Schatan, Alfonso Bernmdez, Emelda Riojas, Paul Shonafelt, Loree Hovard, Florence Baker. tution, which reads as follows: "For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for tile following purposes: to. uphold and defend tile Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a 100 per cent Americanism; to preserve the memo- ries and incidents of our association in the great war; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the comnmn- ity, state, and nation, to combat tile autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and trans- mit to posterity the principles of jus- tice, freedom and democracy; to con- secrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness." --Emelda Riojas. EDITORIAL ans of tSaliforma. Various European represented by folk Swedish, "Reap the line Kohler, Jacque Tatum, Elsie Bell Bermudez. Norwegtax March", by Carol Hogan, Eleanor Franklin, Hayle Price, tes. Danish, "Shc Myra Price, Dora Tressa Gerad, Martha Katherine Mead. Hu gan", by Dora Angelita Soldano, Amto Reyes, Tina desma, and nish, "Three Dance" do, Nora Valles, Marie Vuich, Diana Barker, Winifred Wills, and B~ Dora Riojas will ish (lances with a solo Clog and character given by "Rig-a-Jig" Peggy King, Delphine ley File. "The News terpreted by Louise ence Baker, and Harr~ Senior girls, Virginia Adeline Reyes, Betty and Marcia Perkins the University High The last group show expression dances, will be given Heiss, Jean Griffith, and Coach in "In the Wave Bold" by Coy Hite, Olive Van Treese, Costumes have been the costume department ation Commission ill Lc Miss Doreen Foote is dances and Miss Lois accompanist for the d2 tor of the orchestra, Voice Class. On March 15, 1919, just twenty years ago, the first post of tile American Le- gion was organized, by a group of sol- diers and officers whet were in Europe. Their first meeting was held in Paris, France. Since then 11,506 posts have been organized, all over the United States. The membership runs to about a million, and only veterans of the WOrld War who are American citizens are eligible to join this great organiza- tion. March 15, 1939, we celebrated tile 20th anniversary of the Legion, now grown into a great nation-wide organ- ization. The best way to describe the tmrposes of the American Legion is to quote the Preamble to the Consti- WOMEN We n~'ust all find our and while we are youJ prepare for it. Miss sclor and the person to all our troubles, is endC troduce us to as nlany ttons as possible in or& wide choice. This arttC who are interested in nut In census reportS, among the seven top women. Of the in the United States, lnen. Nursing has only professional standing. ingale first saw nurstr sion. She said that it uponasa science and Present day nursing than merely making b* things clean. A trainee able to prepare and cine, keep records bathe and massage pat1 instruments carefully . lar first aid administratt° The successful nurse follow directions strong sense of cient in handling cheer up the depresse The girl who hol nurse should show a subjects such as: b: physics, and mathan: about 1800 nursing cd States Requiremen vary widely, but high tion is now demande schools. Experts agree tha many nurses in the advantages of nursing as are many and obvious.. ders the'highest type ot manity. I1, col (Continued on page