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Published by the Students of Avalon High School and Edited by the Eleventh and Twelfth Year English Classes AVALON HIGH SCPIOOL, THURSDAY. JUNE 17. 1937 NUMBER 36 GIVES NG PROGRAM June 9 the Ninth Grade were held. Thev Program very nicely ancl alothers, as well as other lessed it. was as follows: by Alice Walsh, the "Sleepy Hollow Tune". wrote and read the information about this and misdeeds. The was played as a vio- Harrington, ac- argaret Carpenter. do a lot of good eeewers, were willed Mazuika. Law- Joe Garcia gave a Triste", ac- Frey. A clever Greig and :r, was written by Mar- ~r and Howard Harring- the future positions The class presi- Harrington, gave a followed by a solo, sung by Elinor accompanied by Alice program closed when the diplomas to by Miss Hotch- (~rade ,Graduates Margaret Carpen- Jimmie Chellberg, Churchill, Arlene Eber, Joe Garcia, Greig, Aileon Hall, ngton, Trini Herrera, Joe Ledesma, Jack Marincovich, Martin aa Perkins, Shirley Amparo Tortes, White. '~. H, $. ~N AWARDS ASSEMBLY JUNE I0 award assembly held the following boys :le letters: K. Adargo, a.:rJ' Carson, S. Hatha- J. Harrington, B. nett, M., Hernandez, O. Scarrett, B. B. Schaton, P. A. Lopez, H.. J. Ledesma, M. J. Cervantes, A. Pallas, J. Ma- Arnold, H. Brant- girls received awards: ampton, A. Heywood, a, R. Watson, V. and Kendrick the Diffin Tennis Sahnon and Ken- had their names en- Perpetual trophies of bwmning the Senior oy's tennis champion- &' H, S. [1 had a little activity up YS oi school. Some of to make up in the library. find nothing to do taking all the shop repairing, oiling or for use when the in September. 4,. H. S" of the Eng- Admiral Sims and some Ameri- ylng in an English Sims asked, How You?" "Very well," ~glish admiral, "but like real fighting like." "Ah," re- wasn't it one of who said, 'The fe- .~s is more deadly DIPLOMAS RECEIVED BY CLASS OF 1937 Respectfully the audience arose, as the Seniors of 1937 slowly filed to their seats. A thrill of pride ran over the watching group as they saw these students so solemn and dignified that were graduating from Avalon High. After the invocation given by Rex'. John B. Toomay, Henr)) Brantley gave an excellent speech about Horace Mann, the one who has done so much toward furthering education. As Valedictorian, Galen Brown spoke of the happy years the class had gone through in high school, of their wish to succeed in the work awaiting them. These two boys represented the fine qualities of this class, of which there are many, by their worth-while and interesting speeches. Two beautiful numbers sung by the, Glee Club were followed by Mr. Ar- nold's talk of "Educational Progress" He outlined the history of Avalon schools, giving very interesting infor- mation about past events which had been almost forgotten. Miss Hill preseuted Life Scholar- ship Awards to Hilda Salmon and Ga- len Brown. Many of the Seniors have been in this society, but only the two have belonged for two-thirds of their Senior High School years. The re- quirements are not easy to obtain and a student must have a high rating in grades and activities. Directed by Miss Frey, the High School Orchestra played "Maritana", which was thoroughly enjoyed. So surprised that their mouths al- most hung open, Hilda Salmon and Phil Conrad received the Legion Awards. These awards are the great- est honors that a student can get. They are given for outstanding work in scholarship; athletics, leadership, citizenship, courage, and other points every person should develop. Mrs. R. C. F_,llison presented the Legion Aux- iliary Award and Jack Hannon the Legion Award. "One Fine Day" from "Madame 12utterfly" was splendidly sung by Thelma Cameron, after which the Class of 1937 was presented by Mr. Arnold. Mr. Burton W. Chace, vice- president of the Board of Education, awarded the diplomas, that were glad- ly received by the students. The ben- ediction by Dr. Toomay closed the program and the Seniors marched off, one more class of boys and girls eager to face the world they .have trained for, that Avalon High School proudly but sadly watches leave its protection. A,H.$ Stop, look, listen--and thlnkl NIILT COFFIN'S VALON . .. CHATTER One of the unforgetable moments of the Avalon High School's 1937 Commencement l)rogram was brought forth when Thehna Cameron sang the beautiful aria from "Madame Butter- fly." Due respect was extended to the "Crown Prince of Rhythm", Dick Jur- gens, and his superb band, in a cur- rent issue of Winehell's "Daily Chat- ter". Lew Oesterle, genial Casino Ball- room manager, who is always ready to praise when praise is deserving, wired a vote of thanks to Broadway's num- ber one columnist, Walter Winchell, for the fine mention given to the Jur- gens aggregation. Fred Renker, prominent island ten- nis instructor, states that his out- standing pupil to-date is Dick Jurgens, who has a lot of natural ability and should become a fine player. Congrat- ulations, Dick. Roma Donavon, courier on the S. S. Catalina, has added another unusual pair of earrings from Mexico to her collection. What will this vivid per- sonality be doing next ? Dick Jurgen's band met the Satur- day noon steamer in order to give the arriving American Legionnaires a sin- cere and hearty welcome. The songs played in their honor~ were "Avalon", '"Ipra Little Spanish Town',, "Hail, Hail the Gang's All Here", and "My Buddy". Frank Sortino's Men of Rhythm serenade the passing noon steamer several times weekly, from the St. Catherine pier. The music is ampli- fied through a loud-speaker system. We could not express our opinion of I)ick Jurgens' incomparable music in a more exact manner than was stated in a recent issue of a leading music column : "Combining good arrange- ment with a full sounding band is some little trick, but Dick Jurgens and his brilliant outfit do just that, and very nicely, too. His trumpet player, Lou Vacca, renders Hoagy Carmich- ael's immortal 'Stardust' in a manner that is wonderful. Little Eddie How- ard is also a big asset to the organi- zation and is one of the leading warb- lers in the business." Celebriites in all walks of life joined the week-end throng in a gay prome- STAFF Editor .......................................................................................... Jack Harrington Assistant Editor ............................................................................. Philip Arnold Advisor ................. ; ........................ .~ ................................................... Miss Hill Reporters--Katy Kruger, Ken Adargo, Jack Carson, Alice Walsh, Su- san Brooks, Ruth Hansen, Philip Conrad, John Vickers, Stuart Kil- gour, Silas Hathaway, John Marincovich, Thelma Cameron, Mary O'Leary, Alice Lee Heywood, Phil Arnold, David Meehan, Manuel Hernandez. EDITORIAL Books checked in report cards given out, Torquas being signed, teachers bidden goodbye--thus nine months of school are ushered out and three glo- rious months of vacation ushered in. Although many of the students con- sider the months of school very long and arduous, after reminiscing for a while they feel that they had a tre- mendous amount of fun and couldn't get along without school. The annual Christmas Pageant was given in the Canyon Amphitheater with very good success. An idea, new this year, was carried out with the help of the Glee Club and some boys. The Senior Class wrote an Indian Musical Play and the Glee Club gave it very nicely: The Seniors, with the help of three students from other classes, put on a three-act play entitled "Bashful Bob- by". The proceeds were used for a present for the school and a gradua- tion dinner. After many nights of hard work, the Juniors succeeded in putting out the year book, "The Torqua". Every- body declared the edition unique and it was enjoyed by all. With much practice in marching, the Seniors went through the Bacca- laureate and Graduation Services with- out a mistake. All in all, this year has been very' successful and now that school is out everyone is lost for something to do. So goes the world! --Jack Harrington. nade about the streets of Avalon. Among those seen enjoying themselves on the beach, aboard yachts, at the Casino and Hotel St. Catherine were Frank Morgan, Victor McLaglen, An- dv Devine, Charlie Chaplin, Kay Van t~iper, Harpo Marx and Richard Ar- len. The following things attracted my attention during the Jurgens-Sortino baseball battle of the season, held last Friday P. M.: Eddie Howard drink- ing Coca Cola, while girls exclaimed, "t-;ddie, be a sport and pass it around; Don Prentice keeping score on a piece of cardboard; Don McBain taking Candid Camera shots between plays; Dick J. saying, "We'll really have to bear down on this Sorting gang", witt! Stan Noonan seconding the motion and the Jurgenites in on the chorus; an over-enthused observer, bursting forth with the statement: "Yea, safe on third base--but out on first; by the way--the Sorting outfit were winners of the afternoon. They won by a one point margin. What a game! Mrs. Bert Wheeler, Mrs; Dick Ar- len, and Mrs. Jimmy Fiddler were seen playing "Pitch and Putt" in con- nection with the Women's Golf Tour- nament. Dick J. followed them around---after his tennis lesson. During the past week Richard Ar- leu has had his arm in a sling-- caused by a fall at the Isthmus. If I saw the following things I'd be surprised: Dick Jurgens making a hole-in-one; Winkle feeding "Candid Camera" Duke; Ronnie Kemper find- ing his lost fishing pole; Art Revolt of the D. J. gang playing a bazooka; Carl Brandt with a crystal set; "Swede" LurM declining to speak;. Stan (I'm an Old Cowhand) Noonan, singing Grand Opera; Ralph Aubert with a mustache. Let's wish a welcome to the two new couriers, Cecil Hanson and Pat- sy Lee. Also looking forward to greeting Jackie Jackson, Jean Donald, and Kay Cooper. Isthmus Hi-Lites Andy Devine, Richard Arlen and wife, Jobyna Ralston were Isthnms guests last week-end. They played games and enjoyed the Hawaiian at- ruosphere at Christian's Hut. Preston Foster had his boat anchor- ed in the sparkling waters of Isthmus Bay .over the week-end. He spent most of his time sport fishing. Carlisle Bellew, famous English stage star, Mrs. Barton Sewell and party were at the Isthmus Thursday for afternoon tea. Mrs. Silas Hathaway was staying at the Isthmus resort this week-end. As were also Capt. and Mrs. Farnsworth. A construction crew from Para- mount Studios is now at the Isthmus preparing sets for. a new picture. Frances Farmer and Joel McCrea will co-star. George O'Brien was among the movie celebrities this week; also our usual week-end guest, Stan Laurel. Aloha, friends, until next week. "O" , Justice: "How did the accident hap- pen Y' Plaintiff: "Why, I dimmed my lights and was hugging a curve." Justice: "Yeah, that's how most ac- cidents happen." John Gardner Cope Attorney at Law announces the opening of a law office in AVALON Has leased a private office from Dr. L. M. Cowell. Will be present at that address each Friday and Saturday. Avalon L.A. Phone Phone 628 TUcker 3608 126 Sumner 607 So. Hill St.