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CATALINA ISLANDER' PAGE ELEVEN 9.? CATALINA JOURNALISTIC STAFF. Shields Editor Sierks - Assistant Editor Reporters l~Iinney Grace Tregarthen Grammar Grades Coleman Ceesto Faculty Advisor Miss Dorothy Hahn HIGH SCHOOL Understand that Mr. Wrigley a tract of land to the Long School board to be used for Av- schools. We do not care to en- tny discussion over the matter, but Opinion that the school ehil- Avalon would like a school Where they could get out their legs on a good sized Avalon school children suffered because of insuf- Playgrounds heretofore. Wet weather and consequent COndition of our "track" hin- running practice last week. boys have divided up into for rowing teams; but, as there few row boats available at of year, they have not had grade school pupils had their Vacation last week, and we are their enjoyment of that oc- heightened considerably by rains. PUpils of the High School de- by popular vote to do without a Vacation this year in order that be let out one week earlier. School was one week late ng, so school will end on June ad on Friday at that. this will not be unlucky One. THE PHYSICS CLASS Physics class has made much luring the school year, des- that there is no regular and that the equipment is COUrse began with a Study of ~tric system and continued thru Pressure, forces, expansions of l naagr~etism, electricity, sound, ens and optical instruments. class has completed almost n-f a series of fifty experiments, "Upes to finish the remaining eXCept those for which equip- lacking. in the new building, there ,e a laboratory and complete it for physics, and possibly for l~loreuee craw;,,.. Feltrop, seeing a mtcrobe se%2"~ across the field of her micro- C lU . , , . . ur~niag!,,physlcs: 'Oh, isn ttt stmply af~drith Stone ha-~returned to school Ca~o 2ee.mpaning her mother to Chi- na back. reach ,, WK:?-or: the e0- er~. Take this sentence: 'Take r, w out of this lot.' What mood?" '-Upil'"The cow." BOY ENVOYS ADVISED BY THE PRESIDENT Washington, March 20.--President Coolidge interrupted his work today to give fatherly advice to boys who called to ask him to head a committee ar- ranged for the nation-wide celebration April 27 to May 3 of boys' week. "I have two boys," the President sand. "I tell them there are only two things necessary for boys--work hard and behave themselves. I)o that, and there won't be any doubt about the future of this country. "Remember that when you grow up you will be about the same kind of a man as you are a boy. You don't need to rob yourself of your boyhood, but you can take your pleasure in a way. You will find when you grow up that the things you learn now will be the things you must know then. You will have to obey laws, and it is im- portant for you to learn the lessons of obedience now. "Remember that this is your country, and the country will be what you make it. A good boy now will make a good citizen later." "Waiter, I came in yesterday for a steak." " "Yes, sir. 1Vill you have the same today ?" "Why, 1 might as well, if no one else is using it."--Boys' Life. It Can't Be Done Professor (in algebra class, to stu- dent who seems unable to work a problem)--"What's the matter?Hav- ing trouble with your lesson ?" Student (perplexedly)--"If 1 get ten demerits every month; there are three months more of school; I now have only 90 merits, and one gets suspended for having less than 70 merits; how am I going to get by this year ?" Wanted, (by Junior)--A sure way of making up work. Wanted (by Freshie)--A sure way to get out of it. Boy, Page Sherlock Holmes We have little news concerning Tom Daly this week, as our star reporter, Grace Tregarthen, is confiened to her bed with asthma and is unable to pur- sue her investigations. Mr. Daly was seen secretly attempt- ing to gain demerits in history class. We are of the opinion that his ,con- science is troubling him. CALAMITIES : Florence Feltrop seen not laughing. Theo Sierks in mad attempt to reach class, pushes hand thru glass in door. John Minney not arguing. Tom Daly sleeping in class(?). PETER PAN STORY My dear boys and girls: Did you ever wish you had wings? I have often wished this, and I guess you have, too. Next Saturday's story will be about a boy who had wings. His name was Peter Pan, and he had many great adventures with pirates and Indians. This story will continue two or three weeks, so, if you wish to hear it all be sure to come next Saturday at 2 p. m. AMY E. MERRIHEW. ' THE SCHOOL PLAYS By Theodore Sierks Preparations for the High School Plays, entitled "Spreading the News" and "The Florist Shop," are now well under way. The High School pupils have been preparing for these plays for about two weeks, and have decided to stage them on April 26th, at the At- water Hotel. The characters have been diligently l,racticing every night, and all the spare time they could get, so that they will be fully prepared by the time for the production. This will be the main money-making event of the year. The last play was staged to promote interest in the schools and to encourage citizens to vote for the school bonds. The small admission that will be charged will be used for the benefit of the student body and to cover the expenses in- curred for the plays, such as stage ex- penses, costmnes, advertising and roy- alties. The officials and committeemen of the plays are as follows: General Manager, Tom Daly. Assistant Manager, Neal Warwick; Publicity Agent, John Shields; Poster committee, John Botello, Geo. Minney, Florence Feltrop, Robert Gar- cia and Doris Wilcox. This will be the biggest event of the school year. DO NOT MISS IT. THE GRAND CANYON By Edith Stone We had been waiting with joyful ex- pectancy for our first view of the Grand Canyon, and at last our train was pulling up the grade to this beauty spot of Arizona. As we walked up the flight of stairs to El Tovar Hotel, we were wild with the excitement. But, realizing we might feel squeamish looking at so deel) a chasm, we proceeded to the hotel for breakfast. After a hurried breakfast in the large .rustic dining room, we started out for our first glimpse of the canyon. The wind was blowing fiercely, like a north-easter at Catalina; but we could not have wanted a better day for clearness. As we neared the canyon edge a large sign in red letters appeared : "Please do not step over the edge." This may have been meant for a joke, but it startled us all. In.cidentally, none of us stepped over. The sight was marvelous. Words cannot express the novel sensation that overcame us as we stood there, spellbound. No one spoke for several minutes, but when they did, Webster's dictionary wouldn't have been in it for descriptive adjectives. Imagine, if you can, a stupendous chasm, in places ten to thirteen miles across from rim to rim, more than two hundreds miles long, and over a mile deep ! A mighty river, the Colorado, has chiseled out the granite gorge which is lined on all sides by tier after tier of huge architectural forms, commonly called rock mountains, caused by the erosion from the solid rock strata, which lies open to the sun in great layer's, and is all colored delicate pastel shades. Not every visitor can at once adjust his eyes to the sudden shift from the usual vision; gradually we become ac- customed to it. By this time we all decided that we wanted to explore this immense chasm, and really see the beauty of it. Pro- curing lunches, mules, and guide, we set forth on our adventureous, seven- mile ride to the river. There are two good trails, and of the two we selected the Hermit Trail. Our first instinct as we hit the trail was to draw back and turn around. It was perfectly terrifying to look down thousands of feet and see nothing but rocks, more rocks, and a narrow, treacherous, five-foot trail ahead of us. The guide, a very competent man, went first, and we all followed single file. After the first few never-to-be- forgotten moments, we became more accustomed to the trail, to the sights, and the nmles, to which by this time we had entrusted ourselves. After we had gone clown two or three thousand feet, we came to the' Cathedral Stairs, which are massive rock-shaped stairs leading to a very treacherous precipice. About this time we began wishing to be on the safe flats at Catalina. At every new turn one sees magnifi- cent color effects. Here the real fun begins. From the Cathedral Steps there is an ~,brupt descent thru the blue lime- stone by a succession of short zig- zags for about a thousand feet. A misstep of your mule would mean cer- tain death, but as that is not encour- aging, let's go on. From here to the bed of the canyon are numerous thrills and gorgeous scenes. We reached the bottom safely, much to nay surprise--and relief. While eat- ing our lunch on the floor of the can- yon our guide told us many interest- ing facts and stories of the Grand Canyon, and also of the rushing river at our sides. After resting and exploring the bot- tom of this section of the gorge we were in, we started up the trail. This experience was like an elevator ride-- not half so bad going up as coming down. Nevertheless, we were glad to see the rim within reach. Unparalled wonder of the world-- that's the Grand Canyon! It was recently announced that Win. Farnum, so well known to Avalonites, had signed a long term contract with the Paramount Pictures Corporation, to star in several productions. It is said that the first piece in which he will appear under the Paramount man- agement will be "The Man Who Fights Alone." True Enough A Scotch plumber was working on a job with an apprentice. In the course of the forenoon the boss visited the job, and, failing to find Sandy anywhere about the premises, decided to await his return. "Where have you been ?" demanded the boss, when Sandy put in an ap- pearance. "Gettin' m hair cut," answered Sandy. "How dare you 'get your hair cut in my time ?" "W eel, disna it grow in your time?" --April Boys' Life. Watch the world come to Catalina.