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April 8, 1954

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T H E 1 S L A N D E R BOY SCOUT NEWS Thursday, April 8, 1954 At the Scbub meeting Monday night the scouts had three distin- guished guests, Skipper R~binson, School Faces Crisis Ralph Humphries and Mr. Finnie the Game Warden. t School officials have released the Mr. Finnie came to give us some |nformation this week that every wild life restoring posters to put in boy and girl in every senior, high different places. The Scouts that school in the Long Beach Unified School District, with the exception of Avalon, and thousands more in the junior high and elementary schools will be limited to half day schooling unless additional school facilities are provided in the near future. Tiffs blunV statement is not an opinion. It is a fact. There are take part in the drive will receive, at the end of the year, a card from the Forestry Commission. Skipper and Ralph came to the meeting to see how the scouts were doing. The Scout Master. Mr. Eisenhut. gave out some badges to the boys that had earned them. These are 8.000 students now enrolled in the the boys which received badges: senior high schools; within a fewHarvey IVilcox and Eddie Welz re- years 17.000 students will be enroll- reeved Patrol Leader badges; David ed. This is the third year that there, Cunningham rec e i v e d Assistant bare been no students on half.dayPair()] ,Leader badge; Richard 'vVil. sessions in the local public school system. But ha/f-day sessions must come soon unless additional facilE. ties are provided. While the Avalon schools do not anticipate a lack of housing suacb. George McKelvie, the local school principal points out that our total welfare is closely entwined. ,ff ~course. with th~ total unified dis- trict of which we are a Dart. Over- crowding in Lon~ Beach schoo] . half.day sessions, and lack of proper facilities for carrying on an ad. equate educational program on the mainland would obviously have an adverse and damaging effect on th~ Avalon school program too. It has be~n annotmced that th~ school board will ask for a bond issue s0orf to relieve the situation. Avalon school officials know now that it will be impossible to accom- plish the much needed modernizn. tion of the boys and girls locker- shower rooms until bond money ~ learns received a Scribes bad.ee;' David Cun~.ingham received a Li- brarian's bai~g.e. The meettn~Nended with Br~uce Cunntngham leading the Scout's Prayer. Any boy eleven years or older is invited to attend Scout Meetings on Monday nights at 7:30. Scribe Richard William~ available. It is hoped that Avalon citizens will give this matter con- siderable thought and study and that they will take a leading part in supporting a new bond issue if such comes to pass this coming fall, On Tuesday of this week all Ava- km students brought home to their parents a little leaflet entitled "You Have A Right To Know." This leaf- lef graphically describes the facts behind this coming school crisis. Additional leaflets and information can be secured by a phone call to the school SCHOOL HE.<H IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM IN AVALON A~PRIL 23 Preparations are now being made to conduct a school immunization program in Avalon on April 23. announces Dr. P. R. Auriemma. Compton District Health Officer of the County Health Department. The best defense known today against disease will be given in the form of immunizations (shots} on that date. This preventive treatment will protect children against these dan- gerous diseases: Diphtheria, a dangerous conta- gious disease caused by the diph- theria bacillus is today still a men- ace for unprotected children. Pertussis (whooping cough), is tfighly contagious and still a killer of infants under the age of one year who are not immunized Tetanus (Lockjaw) a very serious disease caused by a toxin (poison) manufactured by the tetanus bacil- lus in the wound causes painful muscular contractions and frequent- ly death. It can invade large or small wounds. Small pox in many parts of the world is still a dangerous disease. It can be imported to California so immunization is important. Preventive immunizations a ser- vice of the County Health Depart- ment is usually started around st': months of age to provide early pro- tection. This service is also avail- able through your private physician. Further information regarding the immunization program for school pre school children and adults will be published in the Islander next week. VOL XXVl, No. 25 -- April 8, 1954 LANCERS BLAST PASADENA ACADEMY O u r Avalon Lancer's baseball squad blasted the visiting Pasadena Aeadem. y team in ~ huge [s~ inning consLsun.g of 11 r~ ~s. Thl s ~ausing a aevastattng loss ot 15 to 3 to a team who s league standing is con. sldered strong. Coach Stair swept has bench in oraer to keep the score as low as possible and to give val experience to younger I the squad. A fine per(o: turned in by the entire showed the ability to o~ hits and performed'gl~ League fielding. . . Your reporter is ioog~ to a team which could league championship for the 2nd year. ---A. H.S.--- LEANA BUTLER WINS FOOD SALE SCHOOL SPELLING BEE tzaKes, coomes, pros ana canay Leana Butler is the winner of the iwil/ be the things that will be judg- seventh and eighth grade Spelling,ed at the Scholarship Society Food Bee. The second and third place win- I Contest and Sale which will be held ners were, David Cunningharn and on Saturday, April 10, at 1:00 p.m. Barbara Wilcox, who will get local ~in the Civil Defense Room of the awards. Arcade Leana will go with all her expen-1 Anyone interested in entering can ses paid, to Long t~eaen on April 24, i enter theil: food in the Adult or Saw to compete with other seventh and jdent Division. Since there will be no eighth grade winners at Poly High. Ientry blanks, all that has to be done The Long Beach Spelling Bee win-is come to the Arcade on Saturday her will be sent to the National i at 12:30 with your entry and the Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. i Judging will begin at 1:00. MaYor Th!s Spelling Bee is sponsored by land Mrs. Harvey 'Cowell and Mrs. the 'Press Telegram," and the "In Philip Stor~ will do the honors. dependent," Long Beach newspapers. After the prizes have been award- --A,*(.S.--- ed, the food will go on sale.Proceeds will,go into the Scholarship Society Senior of the Week r nd to be used thet trip to'the mainland for the C q.F ~G~E DANCE . ! May 2, 1936, was a big day (or Convention, which this year will bo resnmen t=mss put on a J3arn shoMd I say night) for a cortain on the campus of the University o" t Southern California, Saturday, April Dance last Saturday and it .urnedifamily in Ogden, Utah. A baby girl 24. out ~o t~e a via success aria it waSiwetghing 5 p6unds 6 ounces, withI For those who would rather ~," rea~}y ~Im . . !big hazel eyes, came crT in~ into the chase thqir ~oodies than make tho,~,~ Mr. Yram~ sponsorea me event world at about 12 midnight Wh~ t t ~ remember the sale in the Arcv~ that b~.an a 9:30 ,and ended atlever guessed then, that she wou~ after 1:00 p.m.!! lz:oo. Tnere was even a eowl~oy up ~ become a member of the class of '.~a " f b i .A.H.S. on top ~ the ~gm La rary where'at Avalon , the dance Was held. Can't imagine: When asked what she lik - b ~+ TRACK FACTS, where that came fro.m! . .~ about being a senior she anse~wered, f So far this season anly three bo~ It S rumorea that it was ~l~e Dest , ; Grad,ation. She is planning to en-thave turned out for track. Iror~- Barn Dance of tlae year, ~ g .- ~ter, UCLA in the fall. ~cally enough all three are shot put. x --- Walking My Baby Back Home." ters. Tony Guion, Gary Wllliamso ~^ LI[*~$ ~D,~,~. hits the top in her movie selections, land Gary CarT have been turing o,~t It 1~|~ l-!lL qU~it-(gUq$ which starred Donald O'Conner, her [regularly to put the iron ball. To-v Claudia to Dean, "You Belong To favorite actor, by the way. Debbie and Gary C. h~ve been putting ~h~ varsity 12 pounder, while Gary ~ Me." Reynolds is tops so far as actresses is putting the Bee 10 pounder. O~ Jandt to Phil, "Baby, Baby, Baby.'! are. concerned. Senior High Girls to Mr. Starr, Perry Come and Joni James are only track meet is 'May 1st at H - "A. Yy~u're Adorable." a~'e her favorite singers. Her song Olixette to Tommy, "You're Near- . "You're Nearer." which. 4~ er." course, is sung by Joni James Carelvn to John. "Come Back to, Her favorite color is blue and her me Jol~nny,' ~ i dessert is none other than ice cream Gary Cm'r to his girl on the main- ~ Her pet peeve is guite common: land, "Am I Lonely?" people with a one-track mind. Mary and Bill, "A Girl Named l If you still don't know who this MarY and A BoJ~ Named Bill." !popular senior is, I guess I'll b~v, "Love is Just Around the Corn- to tell* yOu---Ollvette Ellen Gee nr, and so are report cards (April better known around school a~ "Ollle." vard which is the league final~. Anyone interested in parttcipatl- 0 in track, other than these bov~ please contact Mr. Frank. Editor: Janet Peterson Associate Editors: John ~os"" Mary Campbell Sports Editor: Gary Cart i *'OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS HERE" SERVICES Be worry free. Arrange to lmve your note contract and rent pay- ments made at Security-First Na- tonal Bank's collection department. Ask W. J. Laurin about this im- portanto service. ~FOR PLASTERING &ND ROCK WORK, Call L. A. CHASE Phone 428-M -- Box 1252 WILL TAKE TRUST DEED up to $6000. P. O. Box 1491. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS P. O. Box 1377, Phone 795-W AVALON INSURANCE AGENCY: Avalon Phone 152; San Pedro Phone Terminal 3-3513. FOR SALE RUMMAGE SALE -- April 9 to 16. Carver Apts. Mezz. Chairs, Rugs, Tables, Spreads. DIAMONDS -- I have a New York connection and can give you better prices for fine mere~mndise. JOHN F. PARKINS, Island VHla Entrance APARTMENTS FOR RENT SINGLE apartments, partly ed. Tremont at Sunmer. $40.00 per month year around. TRinity 01$L Los Angeles. 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