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i i! b PAGE TEN - THE CATALINA AVALON SCHOOL PLAYGROUND NEWS By Alice Lee Heywood Many activities have been organ- ized since the opening day, June 18. The children have taken several bird hikes under the direction of Re'. Too- may. Mrs. Sullivan is taking charge of tlle First Aid. and has given two lessons in the use of triangular and spiral bandages. Some of the boys and girls are learning their Scout re- quirements, and others general first ADIOS, SENORITA--- "HASTA LA VISTA" By Frances Rogers A group of friends surprised Mar- garet Jean Gihnore with a colorful farewell party at El Encanto Friday evening. The table decorations con- formed in type and shading to the Santa Catalina Island pottery. At the conclusion of the repast Se- nora Rivera sang "Cieleto Lindo", and Miss Gilmore was presented with a set piece representing Senor Espi- nosa's troubadors. DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK THE By Edson R. Waite, Shawnee, Okla. F. W. Hartford, editor of the Ports- mouth (N. H.) Herald, says: "Never in the history of the country has the newspaper played such an important part in national and inter- national affairs as it does today. We have tested other means of commun- ication and dissemination of news and as a result the influence of the news- paper has increased in value and im- portance. Here we have a record of This piece is one Problem for Motorists Here is a problem the current issue of The a National Safety Counc Can you soh, e it.~ asks bile (~lub of Southern "A motorist was 100 open level crossing and ing at 43 miles an hour. also approaching at 60 and its distance from the ct 130 yards, Did the events in every city of any size and across ?" aid. Thirty-six boys and six girls have of the creations of "The Ukie Man" of every large town through the medium And here is the right signed for wood work club, Some of El Encanto, who works out his unique of the newspaper. After this record "Why of course he got a the things being made are boats of character designs wholly fromthe is made it becomes a reference for widow had it erected over various sizes and kinds, model air- various seeds, buds, grasses,and bar- futnre generations. Hence, nothing and paid for it out of hts planes, kites, dog house bird house naeles found on the Island. can take its place in the service that money." book ends, e~mdlestieks, and" a table." A second unplanned surprise came it renders to the people. It is the bal- Twenty-three girls have signed for when Mr. Charles Hunter, courteousance wheel in communities and states.Annoying Driving Ha'bits sewing club, the mo~t popular articles host of El Eueanto, invited the party Its value as an advertising medium i g Do other drivers "get yotU being ~andarlas, shorts, dresses and to make a ~ort of composite bon-voy- unquestioned. That many mqtorists suffer doll clothes. Margaret Lee is: the fist age phonograph record, which he lat- to complete her dress, which she did in five club meetings. Luis Marin is helping With the art Work. The first things the children are making are the books in which to- keep their First Aid records, and pie- lures of the birds they have seen in iheir nature study group. Rev. Toomay is conducting the story ,hour for all children on Wednesday mornings. Every afternoon, from 1:30 to 3:30, Alice Lee Heywood and Dor- othy Winterbottom are conducting small children's activities, which in- clude stories, sand modeling and games. Two boys' junior baseball teams are being organized, and there are chances that a girls' team will get started soon:" Mr. Diffin's hard baseball gang got under way with their practices Mon- day. Th~ leather, basketry, and bead work wilt start as soon as the mate- rials arrive from the school store- rooms in Long Beach. Tournaments will be organized soon in paddle ten- nis, ping pong, eroqtiet, horseshoes, checker.s, and .other games. Winners in each tourney will receive awards. The library is open every day from. 2 to 3. and magazines are available at any time in tent 3. Librarians are Agnes Conrad and Dorothy Winter- bottom. Many of the children are taking part in the Red Cross Swim Week. which is being conducted on the waterfront. Last but not least, the clock is hun- grily watched for 12 o'clock to arnve, and everyone who brings his or her lunch gathers around the big table in tent 3. The big event of this week is a lemonade party Fride, y~noon; The ad- mission for everyone who wishes to come will be two oranges or lemons, and a penny. And do~a't forget to bring your lunch. There wilt be a surprise after lunch for everyone who comes to the party. An orchestra is to be organized and will meet in the evenings. Possibl~/ two evenings each week. Anyone in- terested ia this should register with er presented to Miss Gihnore with his compliments, Having thus a record of the voices of her friends suggested the idea of obtaining a little album of the faces too, so each one went through the process of being photographed and of having the finished likeness delivered at the rate of two minutes a sitting. After this the party lingered long, strolling about the Patio, admiring the gorgeously banked flowers, watching the artists and craftsmen at their tasks, and listening to the enchanting music and songs of Old Snain. WAS-- &OY- TE S By Charles J. Cokten, Congressman Another new idea of the New Deal and the P. W. A., is known as the Public Works of Art Project. This was a plan by which unemployed art- ists who have been suffering greatly from the depression were giv.en work at wages varying from $22.50 ,to $42.50 a week. This supplied them with the ordinary materials and they were asked to produce paintings and murals and sculpture and other works of art for use in public buildings. An exhilpit is now being conducted in the Corcoran Art Gallery in Wash- ington. Alamo other exhibits are being conducted in other centers in the country, including one at Los Ange- les and one at San Francisco. President Roosevelt was given the privilege of selecting some of the paintings on exhibition in the Corcor- an Art Gallery for the White House; and the Number 2. the second on the list chosen by the President was a painting of "San Pedro Harbor", by Paul Starrett. It is a painting of old San Pedro looking north from the Plaza just above the old grain eleva- tor. It portrays the railroad tracks, the box cars and a puffing engine, ships and a tugboat in the Channel, and Terminal Island and Wilmington in the background. Believe me, the Seventeenth District of California is on 'the map all" the way from the White House to the harbor cities. ? ". Miss Mathis at the playground this When the e61ore2 couple were being week_ Reheae~als will probably be'~ married by the clergyman and the Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. words, "Love, honor and obey" were Monday marked the Opening day for spoken, the bridegroom interrupted: the school playgrotmds in Long Beach, "Read that again, suh. Read it so from that day-6nr attefidance rec-- once too' so's de lady kin ketch de full solemnity ob de meanin'. I'se been married before."--Exchange. ords are kept on the- Avato~a ~play- ground, and it is these records which "One does not forget the imprint of the advertising carried in the news- paper. It is enjoyed because it is there as a real part of the newspaper and these advert[Isements are enjoyed rather than being objectionable. It is not jammed down the throats of the reader, but it is there for his or her enjoyment and his or her advantage. Whenever an honest test has been made of other mediums, the news- papers have easily won." STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIAL-~; Qur Adlet Column helos. Try it United States Se~ators Hiram W. Johnson (R), San Fran- cisco. Term expires March 4, 1935. W. Gibbs MeAdoo (D), Los Angeles. Term expires March 4, 1939. Representative in Congress ' Charles J. Golden (D), San Pedro, 17th District. Members State Legislature Senator, J. W. McKinley (R), Los Angeles. Assemblyman, John T. Rawls (D), San Pedro, 68th District. County Officials Clerk, L. E. Lampton. Sh'eriff, Eugene W. Biscailuz, Los An- geles. Justice of the Peace, Ernest Windle, Av'alon. Constaifie, Lucas Morieich, Avalon. Avalon City Officials City Council--L. W. Crandall, Percy /~. Mackey, F. M. Paulson, Emery G. Snow, W. L. White. Health Officer, Dr. J. L. Pomeroy. City Business Manager, E. R. Pollok. Chief of Police, Don L. Alger. City Clerk, Edith L. McKay. City Treasurer, T. M. Polhamus. City Attorney, Frederick Baker. City Judge, Ernest Windle. Chief of Fire Department, C. E. Sul- livan. Harbor Master. lohn C. Wegrnann. The "Straight" is Dangerous Automobile accidents which happen when the direction of travel is straight ahead and when cars skid are more likely to result in serious injur- ies than mishaps which occur u~der other specific directions, according to the Public Safety Divisiotl of the Na- tional Automobile Club. The rate of death per accident when travel was straight ahead was I0 per cent greater than the average for all accidents in 1933. In skidding acci- dents, the rate of death per accident was 32 per cent greater. The probability of an injury proving fatal is not so great in'accidents growing out of left or right turns, backing, parking and slowing down or stopping, because in such circum- stances the element of speed is either non-existent or is much less. "jitters" through the action? car operators was revealed jn check-up by an inquisiti on a busy boulevard. various persons along his labeled their statements as peeves". A few of them the attention of motorists tomobile Club oi Souther,,n "My pet traffic peeve, housewife, "is the driver hurry, who is always out of traffic, and almost into the curb." One policeman pet traffic peeves were who insist upon parking t a three-quarter angle on streets," and "the guy uously tooting his horn knows he can't go any Another officer, who stationed in a city park, s his pet traffic peeve was who insist upon roller ing bicycles, running into causing disturbances." "My pet peeve," stated a the driver who simply lights. Many an by such persons." Anothel peeves is "the driver who make a left turn on a evard, and ties up traffic, possibilities of collision." Another man, who had experience in driving a car, that his pet peeve was ,'doe crowded boulevards." Hard Wooc] is Best The prospective know that hard woods pro which last a long time, able for baking, while vide a quick, high, hot burns out more corn L. L. Norris, Tonring National Automobile Club. Share Camp Burdens Each member of the t camping party should assignment of duty and the first day, remarks Mr. not only oromotes efficiencY, prevents an unfaw burden of ing on one individual, a which certainly is not co~ continued good will among bers of the party. Keep Springs In Line Keeping the spring le: aligned is an against breakage, remarks ans, Director of Roadside the National Automobile glance will reveal alignment is correct. * ,0 * Turning Corners Speedily i Driving a car around a ner at speeds above an hour does more damage than fifteen or twenty-fly straight road work, National Automobile one reason why motorists around corners reduced speed. The other reasons are cially if the road is wet are sharp. There is no turning corners at high largely determine, the possibility .of ,~ playgrc~unc~"hd~-e~ next stl.mm~r. Let s all help ~to--ii~aJ~e this summer's play- grouffd a success, by coming and en- tering into one or more of 'the numer- ous and varied activities, and earn a playground letter. Following is the schedule by days: Next week the feature event will be a pet show. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest, smallest, funniest, queerest, etc., pets. Wednesday Thursday Sports Jr. Baseball Story First Aid Leather Wood Lunch Lunch Basketry Bead Work Library & games Library & games Sewing Art Story Hour Story Hour Hard Baseball Free play Free play Friday S~turd~y Sports Jr. Baseball Bird Hike Handcraft Leather Wood Lunch Lunch Basketry Handcraft Library & games Library & games Sewing Story Hour Story Hour Hard Baseball Free play Hour Monday Tt,~day 9 Spdrts Jr. Baseball 10, Bird Hike First Aid 11 Leather lVood 12 'I~ach Lunch 1 Basketry Bead Work 2 Library & games Library & games 3 Sewing Art Story Hour Story Hour 4 Hard Baseball .....Free .p!ay ............ Free play