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NA ISLANDER PAGE ELEVEN JOURNALISTIC STAFF. Theodore Sierks .............. John Minney Doris Wilcox -'POrter ............ Betty Trout ..... Dorothy C. Hahn EDITORIAL fully appreciate our High appreciate the close associa- possible for us to have with and above all the di- al contact with our principal ? if there is any other in America, or the world atter, as ideally situated as High School. Visitors Corners of the globe pass us :d gasp when they read the sign with gold letters, And they envy us our location in the shadow of While students on the tstt cramped up in over- not school rooms, or hurried- real building accommo- unavailable, we are to attend our classes in the When we pause from the deep sapphire of the sea rest our eyes, the soft lap- Water to soothe our ne~es, ozone to give us may watch the fish play, ships come sailing into playground is the great Surrounding the pavilion and sea. Oft have we lunches from a projecting of Sugar Loaf; our bas- overhangs the sea; for a Cool swim (such as city of only for their vaca- refreshes us during physical Period. we have been called "the of the Gods'" And- re more ways than one. for the setting of our which we will never be Mr. William Wrigley, To be fully worthy of the has taken in us it behooves out the best that is in each ! one of us. we should truly be able to city schools three thous- throng a single high tudents rush madly from Today it is one class another--forever a Program in a vain endeavor ver-crowded classes. Each at least forty students in eight periods a day. that a teacher passes in eVeral hundred students a know the teacher by indicated on their programs, :rs only the names of the they read them from their day there are new faces An opportunity for reel- to a student perhaps only some times even less teacher cannot know if you a,subject---or if you a machine. You are a grist mill--it is the do. in a Los Angeles high said : ng in school life is understanding of ent, and the love and student for the tea- FIRST JOBS OF BIG MEN Tom Daly .................... To keep quiet for a day John Minney ................ To mind the baby, George Malcom Renton .......... To stop cry;rig ~qohn Shields ................ To swallow spoonful of castor oil eal Warrick .............. To get sleep Waiter Coffee .............. To go to postofface Frederick McKelvey.. To stop teasing sister Name Job Salary Five cents and kiss from Ma. Lollypop Stick of chewing gum One Gumdrop One penny One ICe-cream cone A rubber dolly Arthur Golding ........... To leave piano alone Piece of string and spool Carl Eddy .................... To stop singing One Gag Bob Garcia ................... To leave dad's pipe alone Piece of chewing tobacco Ed Feltrop ................... To stop making laces at baby sister, One mirror George Minney ........... To stay home alone One toy pistol YE EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE SOME FAIR maiden WITH A tear in t + t HER EYE and a SOB IN HER voice WILL SAY to me "WONT YOU please shinny UP THAT.flagpole AND GET down MY SWEATER for me WHICH SOME. naughty .boy HAS PUT.up there?" AND I do AND CAPTAIN Jack CATCHES ME AS 1 shinny down again WHILE THE fair maiden t + * SMILES AT the naughty boy. AND AGAIN a SWEET DAMSEL with QUIVERING. LIPS WILL PLEAD SCHOOL TALK BY T. H. S. (With Apologies to K. C. B.) "WON'T YOU please BE A boy. AND SWIM out AND GET.our volley ball WHICH BOUNCED out to sea?" AND 1 do AND GET all wet AND AS I+bring. back THE BALL THE SWEET damsel giggles "iSN'T HE a, sight?" OR TEACHER asks ME TO be Mercury OR PEGASUS (WHEN 1 have BUT FEET of clay) AND FLY to the Casino TO GET her book AND 1 miss Scout meeting. BUT DO they get MY GOAT? OH, NO 1 THANK YOU! cher--but this is all a thing of the past in these big schools--we are over- whelmed with a maelstrom of pupils." In the Catalina High School there are less than thirty students, including all four classes. A teacher has an average of seven students in one sub- ject, sometimes only two. Our teachers know the good and the weak points of each and every one of us. Through patience, love (for it must be that or they would often become discouraged), sympathy and understanding, they help us overcome our shortcomings and to make the most of our capabilities. Our teachers are not only our instructors, but also our character builders, our in- spiration and guides in the bigger things of life. In our studies, the individual atten- tion we have been able to receive from our instructors has enabled us to have already completed most of our sub- jects, allowing us several weeks of re- view, while in the city schools they are still feverishly trying to catch up with what is required for the school term. And still another priceless advantage we have--the close and happy associa- tion with our school-mates. We are one happy family of brothers and sis- ters. We know each other as well as if we had all been reared under one roof. We have learned to give and take, all in fun and understanding comradeship. The friendships we have made in the Catalina High School will live in our hears as long as we shall live, and will ahvays be treasured. Is it any wonder that our hearts swell with gratitude to be privileged to be students of CATALINA HIGH SCHOOL ? Theodore Sierks. The conmfittee appointed to arrange for a school weinie bake has reported that all the plans have been taken care of. The students will assemble at the pier at two o'clock in the after- noon with their bathing suits on, and with wraps for the evening. From there they will board the Arvilla, Mr. Minney's pleasure cruiser, and will be taken to White's Landing. As soon as the students land they may go swim- ruing and participate in some water events, or walk around the beach. At the setting of the sun, the canipfi~:e will be lighted, the weinie roast will begin and also the real iun of the evening. Mary Gibson was rooting so hard for Gordon Coleman when he brought in one run, in the baseball game be- tween Poly and Catalina Hi that the chair she was sitting on broke, upset- ting Mary and ruffling her dignity, but showing her loyalty to the team to know only the sky--or was it the earth, as the limit. In recognition of Memorial Day, Friday, May 30th, no school was held. The students were glad of a little change from the regular routine, but they did not spend their time loafing; most of them went to the Memorial services or to church. GIRLS ATHLETIC MEET The first Catalina" school athletic meet of girls ever held on the Island took place on the 26th and 27th of May at the Grammar school and the Pleasure Pier. Mr. Dunkle was the official judge of all contests, The girls had a good time competing for the places, especially in water events. The points were awarded to individ- uals instead of to groups of classes, as in the boys' athletic meet. There were three first places given to girls who had tied in the highest score, and one second, third and fourth. The three girls who have the highest individual scores are Martha Meyers, Myrtle and Mary Gibson, each of whom have 500 points to their credit. Second place went to Catherine MacKay with 458 points; third to Doris Wilcox with 451, and fourth to Elizabeth MacLean, who had 450 points. The baseball kame between Long Beach Polytechnic High and Catalina, which was held Saturday. May 24th, was won by Pol:" v.,:th a score oi 12 to 1. ']his is the first gain.~. that our boy~ have playe~l together as a team since thty were mganized. Thz Itigh team played their best up to the last m!:mtc', even when it was quite evi- deut that they were beaten. Gordon Colemvn brought in our only run. Our bo3s are still practicing ever day so that "hty will get games for ourselves, and show the n ainland schools that Ca:al!na is to be considoed. Hermine Sierks, who was one of the students at the beginning of the year but has been on the mainland for about two months, is here again to stay for the rest of the term. Her- mine says she is so happy to be back that she can't talk, which is going some for her. She has been going to a private school for girls in Los An- geles. The return golf match between Long tleach Polytechnic High School and Catalina will be held June 5th, on the mainland. We sincerely hope that we will be as successful as we were when we pla~ed here on the island. John Minney went to Wilmington Thursday afternoon after school toget his new speedboat. We all expect a nice ride in it when he brings it over. Malcolm Renton has been ill all week with an attack of pleurisy in his left side; but we are happy to learn that he is now recovering and will be in school again Monday. Bug- House Fables Let's have examinations every week. We just love 'era. No, Catherine, the kelp is not a species of dogfish. You are thinking of the yelp. How to catch a catfish. Keep as quiet as a mouse. All ocean-going fish have salt on their tails. That's why they are so easy to catch. A swordfish's children are sl,arp lit- tle rascals. They will try anything. Their task may be hopeless, but they will make a stab at it. And so do we, even if it is only at a zero. In order to killa wild fish story, .yon have to use a tuna club; but noth- ing can kill an algebra shark. (Continued on Page 12, Colunm 4)