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EDITED BY JOURNALISM CLASS OF AVALON HIGH SCHOOL VOLUME VIII AVALON HIIM-I SCHOOL, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 1932 .F Seniors and Seventh Gra~ ! Sill-- School Honors / "ou, JI ~!d01t~~feated the Juniors, for sch0 ~Cia~- - a! P.-T. F. AND FACULTY GUESTS AT CLASS TEA BOOK REVIEWS WRITTEN LIBRARY ATTENDANCE BY SIXTH GRADE REDUCED THIS YEAR Model Newspaper Made by Adjust- ment Room Parent-Teacher Association and fac- ulty were guests at a tea given last 'Phursday by the eighth grade girls' Home Economics class. Sandwiches, tea and cake were served. Mildred FXtington was chairman, Margaret Buffington poured, and the servers were Joan Lamb, tea; Mary Knapp, cakes; Mary O'Leary, sandwiches; Lupie Garcia, tea. Katy Kruger was on the clean-up, and Hilda Salmon and Margaret Burlington made the cookies. Thirty-five guests were pres- ent. Final test for the semester on "Hos- pitality and Manners" was taken by the eighth Home Economics class last Thursday. A study of the outstanding points in French History is being made by the second year French class, preparatory to reading it in French. Fourth grader Delia Marin, gave a very interesting talk about the "Paint- ed Pog", to the seventh grade last Wednesday. Preparations for a radio skit dram- atizing book characters are being made by the eighth grade English class. Book reviews are being prepared by seventh grade English students, which will be given to other classes as well as their own. Semester note books for U. S. His- tory were turned in last Friday, with many of the students running around for last minute information. A model newspaper is being pre- pared by students of Adjustment room. George Strom is handling the aero- nautical section, Catherine Hernandez social news, and Consuela Lamous, art. A.H.S. SCHOOL LIBRARIAN GIVES TALK New Point System proves popular Primitive Woman of the World was discussed by Miss Rex, the s.claool li- brariari, in the first official assembly of the Girls' League last Thursday afternoon in the highschool amphi- theatre, and the Girls' Glee Club, un- der the supervision of Miss ElliotL gave a musical, selection, "Allah's Ho!- iday". There was also a reading ~,f the new l)oint system, which was ac- claimed with enthusiasm. The point system is a great improve- merit over that of previous years in that it is simpler, and gives a nmch higher standard of attaining points. At a meeting of the Girls' League Counsel the new Constitution under- went the second reading. Parliamen- tary law requires three readings of any bill before being passed by an entire vote. A.H.S. Margaret and Loraine Buffington were excused last Friday to attend the funeral services of their gran'dfather. A.H.$. Commercial law students of Avalon High had a test on tile first twenty chapters in the book Thursday. A.H.S. Speeches on French tfistory were given in the second year French class last Thursday and Friday. A.H.S. ~13ook "Mot~her'' Favo#~te o{ 'Whole Class Book reviews have been written by the Sixth Grade. The children were to choose any book which they were in- terested in and write a review, which had as much variety as possible. The following review was written by Janey Mac Stamford: "Calling all children ! Calling all children ! Calling all children! "Mo- ther" is the favorite book of all chil- dren. It is about a young school teacher who gets a job as secretary for a lady, Mrs. Carr-Boldt, in New York. Margaret's sister, Julie, mar- ried and lived in a little hut away from their home, so Margaret did not have a companion. S'he was very un- happy when she came back from New York. What happened then? "Calling all children ! Calling all children! Calling all children to read "Mother", by Mrs. Norris! That is all." A. H. S. Miss Howell, superintendent of the lower elementary grades, visited Ava- lon High School last Tuesday, Novem- ber 15 to hold conferences with the teachers of the kindergarten, first, second and third grades. Illness can- celled the visit of Mr. Woodruff, tiae superintendent of the Junior High School grades, but he will come at some future date. For the past few week-ends, some of the second quar- ter supplies have been delivered to the high school. More are expected in the near future. A. H. S. Chaperoned by Mr. King, a few stu- dents left their beds at an early hour last Wednesday and Thursday morn- ings in order to see the Leonids that were expected then. The meteoric shower did not appear, but several shooting stars were seen. A.H.S. A variety of sports were played by the eleventh and twelfth grade gym classes last week. ~. I"1. S. BASKETBALL First basketball game of the series was pla.yed Thursday afternoon be- tween the girls' "Whoopee" and "Hot- cha" tea:ns, the Whoopees winning the score 36 to 6. Nearessa Willis and Ilene Ulrich were the outstanding players for the Whoopees; Nearessa making baskets from any .position in her playing area, while Ilenc very cleverly assisted her. The line up for the two teams was as follows : Whoopees Hotc'has Ilene Ulrich, Capt. F Barbara Mosher Nearessa Willis F Joan Lamb Helen Gibson C Leta Bradley Frances Price C Hilda Sahnon, Cap. Elizabeth Grieg G Leona Schatan Margaret Buffington G Marg Moser Due to the reducing of periods from eight to six, and the decreasing of study halls, the library attendance has dropped 1200 this year. The en- rolhnent for October 1231, was 5500, and for the same mont'h this year, it was 4300. The daily attendance for October 1931, averaged 252, and this year 206. Of the above figures the high school had a total of 3000, and a daily average of 130, as against a total of 1300 for the elementary and a daily average of 40. The circulation, however, has but slightly changed. The total number of books leaving the library during the month of October 1931, was 1364, and for October 1932, it was 1283. This includes both fiction and non-fiction. The daily average for October last year was 62, and this year it was 61. Of this year's total the high checked out 735 books, and the elementary 548. Their daily average being 35 and 26 respectively. These statistics, through the cour- tesy of Miss Rex, the librarian, prove that although deprived of two study periods the pupils of Avalon schools have not lost their interest in good books. A.H.S. The music classes and Dramatic Club, assisted by all members or the high school faculty, will give an in- teresting Christmas Pageant the even- ing of December 15, in the school amphitheatre. Between fifty and sixty students will take part in the pageant. The public is cordially invited. A.H.$. A delicious meal was served last Friday at the high school by the Home Economics class; but as there was no food, the students went away hungry. This was part of a test for a grade in that class. A.H.$. First quarter report cards were is- sued last Thursday at the high school. A. H. S. New trash receptacles were pur- chased by the high school last week. A.H.S. EXTRA CURRICULAR Extra curricular clubs were very busy last week. Two conmfittees were appointed in the Dramatics Club last Wednesday, one to write and the other to present a play. A scholarship society of five menl- bers has begun this year. They are Leta Bradley, Charles Carpenter, Rob- ert Orr, Eric Wilcox and Charlotte Rassau. Tennis Club played tennis on the school courts during their perTod. Model boat builders are hard at work on their models in shop. A. I"I.S. Charles West tried the Romeo stunt in order to obtain admission to an up- per room in school, with disastrous results. STAFF Editor ............................................................................. Charles McClanahan Advisor ............................................................................................. Don Meadows Reporters--Howard Bailey, Bob Coleman, Harry Lillie, Jack McKay, Mildred Sprinkle, Virginia Lavinder, Enid Price, Jack Peterson, Eric Wilcox. A blood clot was formed on Harley EDITORIAL Berning's eye when a soccer ball hit ..... Ir~ past years at Avalon High School there has been quite a bit' of noise in th.e. halls, caused by the,.pu- pils runningin and out of them, and chasing each other. This year a hall guard has been put in. They are not there just to give demerits and for pu- pils to tease. If caught in the 'halls by the guard it's the guard's duty to do so, and he or she does not do it for themselves, but for the sake of the him last Thursday. A.H.$. Many bumps and scratches were suffered during the soccer series last week. A.H.S. Inter-class honors being divided, the soccer season closed last week A.H.$. Summer, Winter, Spring olr Fall, Catalina's best of all. other pupils who are trying to study in other classes which are in session. If every pupil in school would co- operate with. the guard on duty we are sure that the noise and confusion would cease; also, if they would not congregate around the door before the warning bell rings it would be much less of a strain on the hall guard. So let's all stay away from the halls at lunch time and let those who are trying to study get their lessons. Charles McClanahan. Tuesday, the Juniors the Senior team. With Coach Brentford a certain win, the Juniors game with overpowering As the game progressed seniors began to work as an ton, and with a four-goal last quarter the whole positions, the offensive backfield. Even with this Juniors could not make an: on the Senior defense, and ended in the Seniors' favor Senior marksmen were man, Peterson and Eldan. Defeating the eighth day 2-1, the seventh grade meet the ninth, which th, T'hursday. Scoring an seventh grade, playing a and holding the ninth in led at the half. Resuming seventh again scored. The changed their team around, not down the seventh's cU the game ended with grade obtaining the Championship by a score A.H.S. Due to the postponement for pay assembly program, body did not gather in theatre last Thursday afte~ A.H.S. OIL LUBRICATION DEMONSTRATED Cut Away Motor Gives A demonstration on hc cates was given in the last Wednesday morning .bY Heiss, with a demonstratiOn Standard Oil Company'S unit No. 1. The demonst very comldete, lasting ab iods, and covered all tion, from that of a that of a two-cylinder cylinder heads were cut permitted the students to .~ while the motor was runn11 cylinder walls and pistons cated. Various eastern and we! and the carbon formation: them, were discussed as were the various terms classification of oil.. Laboratory unit No. tains the demonstration will probably be here s! January. These two management of Mr. H. ber, cover the five wester ing their helpful mechanicians and students cry. A. H. S. GAME FISH OF Marlin Swordfish kurii). Broadbill Swordfish Dolphin (Coryphaenus Giant Bass (Stereolepls Yellowfin Tuna ( terus). Albacore (Thunnus Bluefin Tuna (ThunnuS Yellowtail (Serioia dorsS California Bonito White Sea Bass Ocean Bonito (G Come to Ca(all