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July 20, 1927     The Catalina Islander
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:PAGE SIX .... THE CATALINA ONE HuN Chairman ................... H. Page Randall Vice Chairman ...................... F. H. Ott Sec'y-Treas ................. A.. \V. *[cDowelt Business Mgr ..................... H. D. Diffin Advisory Board Mayor M. S. Patrick E. H. Bernege.-cr Judge E. \Vindlc Major L. Mott CATALINA SUMMER HEALTH SCHOOL P, ack in the hills, at Avalon's beau- tiful high school plant, is being con- ducted a most remarkable institution. Its function is to break up faulty health habits, build up new health habits, and build up health?- flesh and bone. It is conducted for children from seven to ten, and is limited to thirty chihh'en.Thns far only twenty have cnrollcd. This interesting scimol is being con- ductcd jointly under the attspices of the Los Angeles Cotmty Public Health Association. the County Health De- partment, and the Catalina Schools. A very capable stall" is in direct ehar~:c of the work, attd this staff is supp[e- :nemed by visits front various super- visors connected with the Connty Heahh l)epartment. The local staff consists of Dr. Eliza- beth Saphro, Director: Betty Jenkins, nurse in immediate charge ; Joyce Francis, teacher and F.dith Chidester, dietitian. The past five days Rama Bennett, ntttritionist, and Erma Spraul, physical education supervisor, have been here to assist with the work, amt to hohl conferences with the parents. The mom'y t,~ make this "institution possible comes fronl a variety of sottrc- es. l;irst and f~)retrt~>t, frtml the sale of Christmas Seal.'.; second, from con- tributions from organizations and in- dividuals within the conmmnity; third, from tuition; fourth, from the County Health Department ; and fifth, from the Long Beach City School District. The following interesting accotmt of the work of the school has been writ- ten by Miss Betty Jenkins: SHS Stands for Summer Health School Every morning at nine o'clock the boys and girls at the Catalina Sunmwr Health School take a "big drink of water," sing a gay little song or two, and then get ready for their posture exercises. It's great fun learning how to walk properly when you remember that your feet are railroad tracks pointing straight ahead, and as you walk you carry a little board on your head and push it right up toward the ceiling just as far as you can. It isn't a bit like having someone always say- ing to you "Sonny, do throw back your shoulders !" Then comes nutrition 1.csson. and two little rats ;ire showing us as plain- Iv as can be that milk makes boys and girls grow, for Snowball "drinks milk. and is as sleek and fat as a little whitc kitten, while Spotty has just the same food as Snowball, except that he gets no milk--and he really lot,ks quite "ratty." So, at ten o'clock, sixteen bottles of milk and thirty-two graham wafers disappear like magic, with sttch a lesson as that right before your very eyes. Rest periods you have to bc so qmct --you can't even talk sign lan:.,,uage. There are two rest period~--half an hour in the morning and an hour i.,~ the afternoou. ]f you go tt> sleep you get a gold star on the chart, and if y(,t~ lie so still that even the nurse can't tell you're awake you get a bhlc star. There's the Health Hour, when you have the cheap, noisy tcarn how to bc "Blue Ribbon Children so many resorts have. of Sunny California." and there's is b:autiful. I neve'r get handwork and outdoor play, and the at tbc hills and the water best lunch, when everybody has to is :uch a fine class of have a clean plate, and just before yon go home you ha~c orange juice. THE cArAt-IN& ISLANDER HEARD ON THE BEACH By LaRuc C. Watson Pastor, Co~nmunity Congregational Church, Avalon, California. "That's a fine healthy-looking baby there," he said, as a sturdy youngster toddled down the sand on Avalon beach. "Yes," I saM, "that is easily explained, lie was born here on Cata- lina Island, and has lived here all the thirteen months of his life." "Look at him make for the water," the first speaker exclaimed. "He sure likes it," I replied. "\Ve have to watch him or he would cross tht' channel to Los An- geles harbor if we didn't stop him. l-~Ie is not a bit afraid {,f the water." \Ve were lying on the beach at Ava- lon, (,vcrlo~kin~ the deep blue waters of the crescent-shaped bay. ()'in- cloth- ing consisted merely of bathing suits, and we were enjoyin~ a delightful sun bath. The sun was just warm enougi~ tt, fcel lazily comfi,rtable, but not hot enough to burn. My wife and the children were enjoying the water and the sand. I had nt'ver SCCll the man bef.rc. but he scored to be anxious to express himself. "My home is ill Blank," he coutiimcd, nanlit~ ,,he of the largest cities on the l'acific Coast. "and 1 ha:c spent my vaeatl, ms i',~ various popular resorts. This is my first xisit to Cata- lina, but t anl ccrtain|y coming again. It's the best cd them all. The street- and the heach arc kept as clean as a New Knghuld kitchen, and vou do not 'Phcrc is so little to rough-necks, and yet variety of interests people." My new acquaintance iastic over Catalina that time before I could get edgewise. But he could Magic Isle to mc, for I been sold on it long ag. here nearly four years, ar~ to a Ministers' conferetiCe three years b~fore that. enthusiasm was justified. for air long enough for assent to what he was then h.e again plunged praise : "If anything that I should quit nay P in the big city I w0ul to get into business ha~,:e curio stores here and m,,re varied stock found in my home I suppose that he is this tinle, but still lsle with a Smile off Southern California. B0t ira his sleep lie had bet to explain to his wife wichcs of which he sandwiches he ate in the and n,,t the sand witch~"~ tit,: beach. Otherwise ht' think hc is a beach ntlt, And now, brothers 9Alt[ hour is drawing late, 1 by remindiu~ yc, u that a chance acquaintance ticti:m but the record ot curt-encc XVc will now Aloha Or." aml be Home Cooked Foods at Reasonable Prices Mark Messert 413 Crescent Avenue and on We are open every evening and will be glad talk over your needs WE ALSO CAI .I Y Phonograph Records . Phonograph Needles Novelties to and Electric Shop 607.9.11 Crescent Avenue Phone 133-W Candy iced 30c per By the pouad 101- Sumner