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October 4, 1934

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Published by the Students of Avalon High School and Edited by the Eleventh and Twelfth Year English Classes AVALON HIGH SCHOOL, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1934 NUMBER 1 RECORD TOTAL ---.-.._.._ and lfigh school Year almost equals the now an fnrollment )ared with the ed during the grades last year had now has 249, while last in high school was Is 178. Is in high school who enrollment rise are: Lorntsen, Geo. Hayes. Woodward, El- tee Marigold, Dorothy Slaugh, ano Margaret Stocker, Her- and Jean Donald. that from the way we will be able to a few weeks. m the elementary grades reatly this year. How- caused by been remedied and now running smoothly. enrolhnent, Miss all the second grade third. children in the sxxth Whom were here last Janice Britton added. fird and fourth students. Students have enrolled room under Miss school students and are taking English GETS UNDER WAY hers to date have Club, making it in the history orchestra also enrolhnent, which embers.. aided by the orches- tt on the Christmas so an operetta in the for elementary pupils at 8:10, under FAliott. All JOin, should see Miss held its first with a fairly :'. Anyone else inter- 'Surged to do so. H_ S. ES ORGANIZE and captains were Wednesday, in girls classes and are to a semester. They captain, Helen, Greig. s[targaret Fitzgerald ,~tairi, Harriet Smith. Hall and Geral- Ptain, Socorro Sauce- Betty Bailey and Margaret BuG Dorothy Mor- eger. . captain, Helen Gtb- ers, Emma Pallas and ;chool playground and Tuesdays of gas, water will be open- y be sometime 126 VOTES CAST AT CLASSES ELE CT STUDENT ELECTION SEMESTER OFFICERS The first Student Body election of the year was held last Friday, Sep- tember 28. There were 126 students cast votes, or 80 per cent of the Stu- dent Body, which is a high percent- age. The election was held to choose a president and four directors. The result of the election is as fol- lows: Student body president, Leona Schatan; business director, Elizabeth Greig; safety director, Joan Johnson; social director, Betty McGarry; ath. letic director, Nick Garcia. The members of the election board were: Clerk, Virginia Feltrop; Judges, Lee Grey and Susan Brooks; Tellers, Galen Brown and Silas Hathaway. A. H. S. NEW TEACHERS JOIN STAFF Avalon high school has been fortu- nate in securing four new and very capable teachers to replace those who have been transferred to Long Beach. They are as follows: Mr. W. C.. Reece, from Lindbergh Junior High in Long Beach, is the new mathematics and physical educa- tion teacher. He is replacing Mr.. H. E. Brentford, who has been transfer- red to Edison Junior High School in Long Beach. Miss Lillian Hotchkiss, from the evening school in Long Beach, is re- placing Mr. A. C. King, former com- mercial teacher. Mr. King is now teaching in the Long Beach Junior College. Miss Ruth Eaton, the new science teacher from Edison Junior High in Long Beach, is replacing Mr. Mead- ows, who has been transferred to E1- ison Junior High. Mrs. Showier of the first grade is taking leave of absence and has been replaced by Miss Ruth Beery. Miss Beery has been transferred from Low- ell Elementary School in Long Beach. A. H. S. GIRLS' LEAGUE HOLDS MEETING In their first meeting of the year the Girls' League members discussed the problem of what to wear. It was decided not to wear uniforms because of the gym conditions. Nominations were'made for a new president due to the absence of Agnes Conrad this year. The council met Tuesday, October 2, to plan the next meeting, which, will include the initiation of the seventh graders and all other new girls. In addition an amendment was drawn up on dress regulations. A. H. S. Miss Hill's llth and 12th grade En- glish classes have been enjoined to put out the Sugar Loaf. Meetings were held in Junior and Senior High School classes on last Wednesday, with their new sponsors, to elect class officers for the following semester. The new class sponsors are: Sev- enth grade, Miss Eaton; eighth grade, Mr. Thomson; ninth grade, Miss Cop- pock; tenth grade, Miss TomasoCch; eleventh, Miss Mathis, and twelfth, Miss Hill. Officers elected from each class are boys and girls who have the required nmnber of points and have been cho- sen by their fellow students as being sincere in their wish to fill these of- rices well. They are: Seventh grade--President, Howard Harrington; v'ice president, Joe Chap- pell ; secretary, Albert McEwen ; treasurer; Dick Church; Class Repre- sentative, Laurance Ebor ; Girls' League Representative, Helen Greig; Eighth grade: President, Jimmie Greig; secretary, Geraldine Alton; vice. president, Bobby Hobbs; treas- urer, Dolphine Canli; Class Represen- tative, Blaeky Schatan; Girls' League Representative, Harriet Smith. Ninth grade: President, Silas Hath- away; vice president, Jack Harring- ton; secretary, Alice Heywood; treas- urer, Claudia Walton; Girls' League Representative, Roden Williams ; Class Representative, Socorro Sauce- do. Tenth grade: President, Hilda Sal- mon; vice president, Robert Sueher; secretary-treasurer, Margaret Buffin- ton; Class Representative, Philip Con- rad. Eleventh grade: President, Helen Gibson; vice president, Joan Johnson; secretary, Elizabeth Greig; treasurer, Elizabeth Edington; Class Represent- ative, Nearessa Wiillis; Girls' League Representative, Elizabeth Edington. Twelfth grade: President, Dorothy Winterbottom; vice president, Betty McGarry; secretary, Gladys Hobbs; treasurer, Virginia Feltrop; Class Rep- resentative, Donald Carpenter; Girls' League Representative, Dorothy Scott. These students hope to fill their of- rices in a manner that will carry on the success of each class in the past to greater achievement in the future. A. H. S. The next session of the evening class in Spanish will be held tonight at Community Congregational Church at 7 till 9 o'clock. An enrollmeut fee of 35c will be charged. No other eve- ning classes will be offered until lights have been installed in the bun- galows. When this is made, whtch will probably be sometime in October, other courses will be offered, provid- ing sufficient enrollments are secured. STAFF Editor .......................................................................................... Joan Johnson Advisor ............................................................................................... Miss Hill Staff-Frances Slaugh, Nearessa Willis, Viola Hayes, Louise Stamford, Dorothy Carver, Margaret Lorntsen, Dorothy Jukes, Frances Price, Dorothy Gericke, Gladys Hobbs, Joyce Knight, Donald Carpenter, Robert Orr, Olaf Lorntsen, Eldon Swartz, Milton Brooks, Harrison Couetl, Howard Thuet, Everett Adargo, Leslie Thuet. EDITORIAL Last year many of the students complained about the necessity of go- ing to school in tents even though only part time. This year with more privations and hardships, including no dressing for, or taking a shower after gym; ditches and holes all over the campus and playing fields, and other discomforts--there is much less corn- plaining than previously heard. I believe this is true because we are coming to appreciate our own good fortune when we realize the hardships the Long Beach students went through in the spring of 1933. They had to sit on benches, on the lawn; on the foot- ball field to conduct their classes; whereas, our buildings were not de- stroyed, supplies ruined, homes demol- ished, and maybe a member of our family killed. We were extremely fortunate in escaping the ravages of that earthquake. If we are patient, the new buildings will 15e raised in time to accommodate many of the pu- pils now in high school. When these pupils move into these new, better equipped and more effici- ent school buildings, let us hope that they will appreciate more than ever the advantages ,of going to a "good" school. --Donald Carpenter. FACULTY VACATIONS IN VARIOUS PLACES Working, sailing round the world, mountain climbing, and getting mar- ried, occupied the faculty this sunnncr. Three teachers made a round-the- world tour. They were Miss Hill, Miss Coppock, and Miss Tomasovich. From San Francisco they sailed to Honolnlu and then to Japan. ~Touching at Shanghai, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Aden and Port Said, they arrived at Naples. There they disemabrked, and toured Italy, Switzerland, France and Eng- land. From Southampton they sailed to New York and came by train across the United States, thus completing a wonderful tril5 of 30,000 miles, that took three months. Many teachers spent the first six weeks at work conducting summer school, or attending college. Among these were Mr. Thomson, Miss Gross, Miss Shaw, Miss Mathls and Mr. Reece. Miss Sievi followed a caribou trail in Canada for several hundred miles, and as a climax to this event changed her name to that of Friese. Miss Rex had a varied and very en- joyable vacation. She first spent four weeks on a ranch in the Mogollon Mountains near Silver City, New Mex- ico; then two weeks in the mountains of Colorado. Next she was in Imper- ial Valley below sea-level, and in con- trast, climbed Mount Evans, 14,252 feet in height, and ended up by spending six weeks in Sequoia Nation- al Park, feeding the .bears. Such enjoyable vacations have made it hard to get back to work, they say. A. H. $. LIBRARY ORGANIZES EXTENSIVE PROGRAM Work in the library this year is starting out to be of benefit to the elementary, as well as to the high school pupils. All books that were sent to the bindery last June have re- turned with new covers. Only half of the magazines have returned, but they are well bound. Two new books have been added to the collection: "Round About America", by Peck and John- son, and "The Perennial Bachelor", bv Anne Parrish. "Study Hall during third period is so small that the fourth and fifth grades are to go in during that period to do library work. Each class is divided into two groups, to let the pupils have more individual attention. Each group goes to study once a week. The fourth grade is learning the al- phabet and also how to recognize the letters in the dictionary. As soon as they can locate the letters, separately, they will be able to find simple words for themselves. The fifth grade can already find words in the dictionary and are now going to study the meanings, so that they will be able to look up any new words which might turn up in their lessons. The sixth grade is learning to pick out from the encyclopedias the three most important facts on the subject given for home work. There are four sets of encyclopedias suitable for the use of the sixth grade. They are to do library work during the high school lunch hour, as there is no room for them in the afternoon. A. H. S. Shop is progressing very rapidly. Kenneth Hancock has started a checker board, Kenneth Stanley a bridge table, Ernest Church a foot stool, Milton Brooks a chess board and a chest of drawers. Many more new projects are being planned. A. H. $. In the seventh, eighth and ninth grades girls' gym classes, they have been playing soccer and volleyball. Al- so, instructions were given to the sev- (Continued on page 12, column 3)