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'CATALINA ISLANDER ....... PAGE ELEVEN ~i EDITORIAL STAFF LITERARY r-ln-Ci fief, . . Martha ]%{eyer ltlallehe Assistant Editors: Hereafter, the last week in everv ' Runnels, Malcolm Renton month will be Literary Week at Hi []tae ATHLETIC REPORTERS school There are five English classes, . e Tregarthen Edward Feltrop includingthe seventh and eighth L.. REPORTERS ;,,w~t- ~!ghthlaGt~rrade . Georgia Coleman grades. Some of these have themes 21rlth (I ra.(/e .....i%hn Fate each week and some every other week. i!~hia ~ra~de~de . ." Arlt~na B;~in~ Each week during the month the best t themes will be chosen by the teacher . elftl. ,~ " .... Nellie Smith and read in class. The memb,ers of the class will then vote on the best of I:sther-Rose THE BEAUTY OF LATIN class has been duly asked by teacher to state the and nothing but the truth, about study. After much serious because I have no favor- settled my mind upon Latin. ause my family insisted that necessary to my progress, I through Caesar, which was quahn anybody's affections subject. It was so interesting Imw Caesar drew up his of battle and the formation of It was also unusual to read ships being wrecked, and engaging in a naval battle with -~netii. He conquered in all bat- he wrote about in his c~n- the others were probably 'raall to mention. that my family brought Was that this study was benefi- and other languages. :ook up Spanish, there were that I didn't know the sh Word, so I substituted a Re- for it and was marked down. given no credit at all but dis- for the knowledge I showed by able to write in both. his language had never been We would never have to re- Such multitudinous botanical a speech would strike terror hearts of the people who it, probably-that's why Caesar these. At the end of the month the themes chosen each week will be re- read in the respective classes and the best of these chosen--the five resulting themes will be published in the "Sugar Loaf" literaty week edition. The themes chosen for publication are considered from a standpoint of knack, skill and force of writing. In class they are graded on this plus punctuation. The committee, which was appointed by the high school girls to draw up a coustitution for the new organization which they are forming, has submitted its work. The constitution was ap- proved by all the girls at their meet- ing. The association will be known as the Girls League. Its chief purpose being to promote the social activities and up- hold the honor of the girls. The gov- erning body of the league, composed of five representatives, two from Jr. Hi and three from Sr. Hi. Each of the representatives, known as com- missioners, will fill a definite office. The respective offices are: Chief Com- missioner; Commissioner of Finance; Comnfissioner of Records and Publicity and two Commissioners of Social Events. These officers hold office one semester. The commissioners who have been appointed for the first semester are: Sr. Hi. Catherine McKay, Myrtle Gib- son, Martha Meyer; Jr. Hi. Helen Mc K6h'ey, Patsy Lee. At their first meeting the commissioners discussed THE GLEE CLUB Now that the new room is finished. the glee club holds its meetings tbere. Under the direction of Mr. Priestly the club is an interesting feature of school life this 3,'ear. Among the songs which are being worked up are patri- otic airs of the nations. Later on Mr. Priestly hopes to work in some Ukele- les, guitars or banjoes, as there are several pupils in the high school who can play these instruments fairly well. The days of meeting are: Monday, girls alone; Tuesday, boys alone; and 3,Vednesday, both. Singing is as much a part of the school work as is any other subject. Either a half or a quarter of a credit, will be given for glee club work. The students participating in this activity are: Esther Rose, Mary Gib- son, Nellie Smith, Martha Meyer, Eli- zabeth MacLean, Katherine McKay, Grace Tregarthen, Hermine Sierks, Patsy Lee, Helen McKelvey, Sadie Goodman, Iona Bering, Kathyrn Dun- kle, Elafie Hanunond, Miriam Burgess, Violet Watson, Juanita Guaricich, Gloria Guaricieh, Gertine. Imboden, Georgia Coleman, Edward Feltrop, Robert Garcia, Frederick MeKelvey, Arthur Golding, Neal Warwick, Carlos De Soto, Harlond Gounld and Harry Moricich. SPORTING NEWS Hoarse yells, from lusty throats, tell the town folks that sports are on in full force. The boys' volley ball teams are play- ing a series of games. Washington (Senators) played the New York Yah- kees on Tuesday, and won two games out of three. On Thursday Brooklyn won two out of three games from the New York Giants, making Brooklyn and the New York Yankees tie for first place. Next week the leaders will play two out of three games for the GOOD ADVICE WITH MORAL Hearths, like doors, will ope with ease To very, very little keys; And don't forget that two of these Are: "Thank you, sir," aml "If you please.'" Before the world began, according to a certain nebular theory, when everything was clark and empty, and all in all rather boring and dreary, the great molten mass whirling about in space discourteously, because it .was no better trained, kicked a little piece of itself off and started a whole world of trouble. Some little time thereafter, young- Cain found himself and his descend- ants cursed because of his discourteous action toward his brother Abel. Three thousand years ago on the banks of the Nile, a man, t'tolemosis by name, was thrown to the crocodiles, because he slipped in his respect to- ward Cleopatra by mearly suggesting that she was a vamp. Around 800 B. C., Homer in his "/Iliad" gave many examples of res- pect and honor shown to other women and men by the men and women of Greece. History tells us that in 600 B. C., wihle Spartan boys were train- ed in warfare, the Athenian boys were given liberal education in the higher arts of music, dancing and literature. During this education they were con- tinually made to keep in mind that, without a show of courtesy and polite:- ness, even the highest educated man was not considered as a fit citizen of the Athenian empire, it xs upon the Athenian culture, rather than upon the Spartan military spirit, that our civili- zation rests. Marcus Aurelius, a Roman, who liv- ed in the time of the empire, wrote in his "Meditations," "Remember this, that there is a proper dignity and pro- portion to be observed in the perfor- mance of every act of life." We have discussed the status of politeness from before the beginning to nineteen hundred years ago. We note that as the world progressed and ideals rose that manners became the foundation of everything. It is neces- sary to say that in this year of highest civilization the world has ever known courtesies should still exist as one of the fundamental practices of human life; that if courtesy and politeness, the oldest of all doctrines, should be many victories. He laughed championship. death. . ahd voted upon the offices each should done away with now that our civiliza- to understand this lingua fill. Results are: Chief Commissioner, tion, of which we are so proud, would have to take so many years Martha Meyer; Commissioner of Fi- Such Is Golf soon fall into decay ? Would succumb of fatigue, nance, Myrtle Gibson; Commissioner By heekf golf has sure taken the Among older people who know Catalina Hi teachers by storm, forwhat's what, courtesy is considered the .B~S~ of Records and Publicity, Patsy Lee; they were seen on the links on Sat- most indespensible of all practices. No ra- Social Commissioners, Catherine Macurday and Sunday. From sun-up tillmen and women who do not show or- dinary beauty of manner are accepted ltart .yect with bottles the botany class Kay and Helen MeKelvey. They also sundown they trodded the hills chasing in the best social circles, or are allow- la~ ect out on Tuesday afternoon to adopted a policy concerning uniforms, after the little white ball. Mr. Dunkle ed to mix with people in the higher br'a~!a~m to any specimens of plants which will be presented before the with a score of 57, and Miss Hahn 75, strata of society. Life in School is I~r~l~nnals infesting Sugar Loaf neigh- next league meeting, played really excellent games. Missmerely a preparation for life in society theist t~d;h Upon which they could get The social committee is now work- Fox played a professional's game with afterschoolSChOOIare indaysthe arecharacterOVer, formingWe in they ands Down among the rocks ing on a program of social events for her score 90. At sundown the golf age. As we develop here here so will Step Went, taking care lest some mis- the semester. It has been suggestedbugs still felt full of life, so they got we be when we are men and women. they rid disasterously. Diligently did that one or two affairs be started this all the teachers of Avalon and tookIt is our duty to the world, and should t~0~. Search for sea crustacea andyear to become traditional in Catalina them for a wennie bake. Gosh! Ain't be our personal pleasure and interest tl,_"~es' Then upon a sparkling pool to become the finest and most respect- -~y High. They hope that the girls willgolf encouraging. ~li Ca,me, "Say, I dare you to go take up the idea in earnest, because it ed citizens. We should like all the Hi: 0@hge ~-'~ school students to try to improve their ii re',s Mr. Priestly?" isthe traditions built up around our Tennis tournament is on!Watch manners in general on the way to school life, as well as the duties done for results!!! school and about the building. Be, I1~ ,.. he s around on the other side, and friendships made, which will make cause the St. Catherine management ,,T~n't miss you." has shown courtesy in allowing us the .;hs a go." the hlgh school life dear to our mem- TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR THE use of the tennis courts. We espec- ories in late years. TYPING CLASS tally urge the students who are to use ~b~." oh, look at that crab. I'm not ~.~--~ the courts to practice, not only tennis L~,# of them but he's such a big INDOOR SPORTS courtesy as outlined in all tennis rules, ~,. " Thou shalt not look at typewriters. Thou shalt not restrike, but also to keep their manners polish- ,~0trte on, let's catch him." Tuesday the girls of physical educa- 41~ , It ,,&tOu Ptck htm up. tion got on a streak and cleaned up %oh?~, he won't pinch--look--ooh,their dressing room. They even dusted ~C.~ and swept the floor. Some of the ~h ahead, we'll let you have him."girls made dressers out of typewriter ~%~ere was a general howl as Edward boxes. r~ted a big splash. "My, but theseThey are so proud of their roomnow -~s are slippery." that they are afraid to use it, because ',t~ We see, Edward. they will get it dirty, and have to %. . 1~ ~e m, folks, it s time to go back. clean it up again. ~s every one have his specimen?' ~,,s Well that ends well. Subscribe now--~ per year. Thou shalt not erase. Thou shall not take thine eyes from thy copy. Thou shalt not keep thy back on thy chair. Thou shalt not put thy wrists on the space bar. Thou shalt not let thy work get behind. Thou shalt not slouch in thy chair. Thou shalt not keep thy fingers off the keys. Thou shalt not miss one count. ed and golden. The advertisers make it possible for the "Sugar-Loaf" to be published in the Islander. When ma sends you on am errand, it will please Us if you pat- ronize the business men who salver- rise in the Catalina Islander. "Keep Avalon a Spotless Town." We pledge our help! Watch the world come to Catalina.