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CATALINA ISLANDER . EDITORIAL STAFF ltr'in'' ief,~ Martha MeyerThe Stndent Commission is organiz- Wow! "What a hot time there was at ed! The burden of organization has the educational center of Catalina, 1t a,~t ssistant Editors " I-"~ueRunnels, Malcolm' Renton fallen heavy on its Commissioners Tuesday night. A warmly contested Qrae~'rHLETIC REPORTERS shoulders. Slowly but surely they are debate "was in full, blast on the vol- ~regarthen Edward Feltrop climbing out of the chaos of inorgani- uminous question: 'Resolved, that the 8- REPORTERS zation, The enormous difficulty andpeople of California were justified in .~tt~h.,Grade . Georgia Coleman importance of their work, especially passing the twelve-round boxing law." ...... Jean Stall of drawing up the Constitutien, canOur affirmative defenders brought ~'elath Gra~e .... ,badie Goodman never be over-emphasized, forth the following arguments: That ~levemtracle . .Frederick McKelvey The same love of government that four rounds were not long enough for TWo~t_m tirade .... Mary Gibson ~d Van lead to the making of the Constitu- participants to show skill and art in Aelstyn tion of the United States was respon- boxing; that as the law stood pre- MATHEMATICS sible for the creation of the Constitu- viously, the contest was mere child's ldtl~t1 . tion of the Avalon High School. Theplay; that a certain portion of returns br,~.' estmnably the most dreaded newer constitution is as inlportant to would go to charities; and that this '~Ueh ~ath of work in Hi schoolsis our scholastic life as the Federal Con- law provides three commissioners, to ,The" enaatiCsFr ] . . stitution is to our national life. be appointed by the Governor, to su- terrif.. _ esmnan, upon entering.~s As provided for by the Constitution, pervise fully the battles. No~ecl at the thought of Algebra. Malcohn Renton, Commissioner of On the negative side, the debaters i~t0 tsLner has he taken one glimpse Affairs, has charge of assemblies, so- stated that prize fighting was brutal, e^. ,~at awe-inspiring book, than he eial affairs, awards, general business and that people who engaged in it jZ~es it shudderingly No other sub and correspondence; Martha Meyer, were no better than the ancient Ro- ih. -ers such cause for grief. Know- Commissioner of Arts, has charge ofroans, with their gladiatorial combats, i~'~' !o% that this is a required sub- publications, literary society, glee clubs, st_t',tte is ready to give up before ever debate and dramatics ; the Commission- He goes to his class withof Athletics, George Minne':, is in e%fflea of learning anything--how charge of basket-ball, tennis, golf, base- da~ anyone! Suddenly, the fact ball, track and swimming; the Com- ei0 s Upon him that this is quite missioner of Safety, John Minney is Sely r d;tt elated to Arithmetic, the main in control of grounds and building te""erence lyinn- in substitution of let ushers, seating, stage, lost and found, rs f -- " - it or numbers. The discovery that and student-body property. Girls' ~s nlore simple than he had ever league, and yells, are under the control Stlr~~sed, startles him. It is to be of the Commissioner of Welfare, Mary tot) a Very, very agreeable suprise, but Gibson. . gOod to be true ble co ~^ ntinues through the rest of theSTUDENT BODY MEETING J~ar i "~ a .n a dazed sort of manner. What rea~eltef to know that he is nearlyFriday. the first meeting was held Al~,e~ to say, "Good-bye, forever," to under the auspices of the New Corn- h,2.urn. Some kill-joy seems alwaysmission. Edward Van Aelstvn led the around the corner, though. A Sophnmre is kind enough to in- that Algebra is nothing corn- to Geometry. It's required, too. ae Geometry constitutes the sec- - Year' of ~ s work. It deals in the study ~'e,raeasuratin of areas volumes, etc. ish~.~.hught of this new line of work t~tlt,i.utlte enough to make him shiver e~,:t is not to be compared with his uns, however, when he beholds e after ,)a,,e of what to call them ~S a~l t g -- ever Other question. Surely, if puzzles l~lat>ex~sted, they were compacted into tha~~. geometry. It is nolt/ing less if t loy when the second year is over, 41~r no other reason than that the ~,~ura and ar _ Geometry reqmrements e eroded be some who consider therasclves clev hig$~uld tbereer enough to delv'e into .-er mathematics 0. third year of- ~elther Advanced Algebra or Solid try"Uetry, combined with Trigonome- ' ~Olid Geometry is most too solid ~esee through. As for Trigonometry, , Writer may not sa it must be ~ethi " Y-- fr ,... ng terrible, though, judging ~t~ ats name John at~." Shields is scheduled to present thei;l~Otl "The Uses of Cactus and f various Parts"He has'already U d o ther- -ut that the needles are placed tlle;~ tor protection to the plant; but are an abomination to him. On ~Vede of our faculty's views is that if MII i~velp both sides of our brain, we View eeome crazy. According to this q,,: if Mr. Priestly gives us more ~ZZes combining Botany, Spanish rl'~U o o.-lsm, we will all be insane. 13Otis , -'-"What is a catkin ?" Kbert-.,,Must l~ussy willow." be some relation to a school in several yells. Malcolm Rent- on, Commissioner of Affairs, read the by-laws to the constitution. They were approved by the Student Body and will go into effect immediately. '/'he vari- ous commissioners gave the rules af- fecting their branches of student gov- ermnent, and it is expected and hoped that they will be obeyed. The program, given after the busi- ness was completed, consisted of a reading entitled "The Kentucky Phil- osophy," read by Gertine hnbodin. Glen Hoover read "Independence Bell." Edythe Stone completed the progranl by a review of the life and works of the late Anatole France (Jaques Ana- tole Thibauit), who was France's most prominent author. We are glad to see that the Junior Hi are contributing to the assemblies. However, we would like to see more co-operation on the part of the stu- dents individually, as it is feared that the few willing ones will weary of en- tertaining an unappreciative audience. ATHLETIC NEWS Basket-ball practice started Thurs- day afternoon, with about ten boys going out for it. Mr. Robinson did the coaching. Boys, remember that basketball prac- tice is on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, at the grammar school. Every body should be there at the practice. No alibis. Mr. Robinson has pronfised not to keep any boy in his Spanish class af- ter school if he will go out for bas- ket-ball. Some beautiful cups for winners of the golf tournament, which will be held in the near future, are to be do- nated by a gentleman who is now in the East. or Spaniards with their bullfights;that prize fighting bred nmrder, crime, and lawlessness; that four rounds showed more sportsmanship than twelve, be- cause the latter was mainly a test of brute strength, and that prize fight- ing of twelve rounds had been com- mercialized. The arguments were so well set forth on both sides that the judges, Mrs. Shields, Mr. Dunkle, and Mr. Priest- ly, had hard work deciding, but after much careful deliberation, they voted for the affirmative. The Botany class has gone in for the study of horticulture, for each one has planted a garden, in either tin cans or elegant window boxes. Some of the students were so interested in this in- viting occupation that they devastated the hills for unequaled soil, which is rather difficult to discover on an is- land of volcanic origin. A week ago Wednesday, if you observed closely, you m:ight have perceived each mem- ber tenderly bearing his or her shoot, sprout and seed to school. Some of them insisted on planting only one seed, so that they might give most careful attention to it, until Mr. Priest- ly, the instigator of this dangerous oc- cupation (for the seed might sprout, and shoot), gave a quiz in which was the question: "Should you use distilI~d water on plants?" These would-be gardeners were bringing "Puritas" wa- ter to school. They have now decided that if their delicate plants can stand chlorine gas, they might consider is- land water a delicacy. Everything was so quiet in school Monday nmrning that for a while no one couht understand why. It was then discovered that the school was minus one of our jolliest students. Who could it be? None other than our friend, Elizabeth MacLem,. We hope you will llke your new Hi school, Lizzie, out there in Hollywood. Now that our friend is in movieland, we wonder what effect it will have on her. No, Lizzie, it wouldn't be fair to us if you became a movie queen. You would captivate too many hearts and leave none for us. FOURTH ROUND GIRLS' TENNIS Blanche Runnels, 4-6-6, vs. Edythe Stone, 6-1-2; Nellie Smith, 3-6-2, vs. Mary Gibson, 6-2-6; Myrtle Gibson drew a bye. Watch the world come to Catalina. PAGE ELEVEN THE JOKE TURNED "Gosh, gee, Bill, yu' asked us out here now le's do somethin'," said Tom, wiping his hot, round face with a doubtful-looking handkerchief. "This everlastin' idea a-sittin' on the back porch pealin' apples llke a pack of sis- sies in gonna give me nervous collapse, an' I don't mean perhaps." "Su'gest somepin', then, yu' o1' fat lobster. We done ever'thin' 'sides try- in' to ride that o1' papa cow out in the big pasture," said little Jimmy. who al- ways joined with his friend Bill. "Shieks, guys, yu' know grandad said 'caused we teached gran'ma's ol' par- rot t' cuss that we better be careful what we done." "Yes, an' he specially said not to go up in the hay loft, an' that's the only place we ain't been," mourned Tom. Then, inspiration and heat making his red face shine, he leaned toward the two boys in a confidential manner. The three stood contemplating a ra- ther weak-looking ladder that leaned against the sill of the loft window of the big red barn. The sound of Bill's grandfather's voice calling to his hors- es came to them faintly f'rom the field, on the far side of the barn. "Yu' gotta go up first, Tom] cause yu' su'gested it, an' if the ladder don't bust with yu', it sure won't with us," said Jimmy. After arguing this important ques- tion from every point, Tom finally con- sented, and while the other two waited below, he began to ascend, slowly, the bending, creaking, old ladder. "Git away from there, you blankety blank kids," came the cracked, angry voice of the old man. Instantly, Bill and Jimmy vanished around the cor- ner. Tom paused in the middle of the ladder. "Git !" Tom jumped in fright and his foot slipped. He hit the grotmd with a thud, but bounced to his feet like a rubber ball, and disappeared a- round the corner after his friends. Polly waddled into sight at the top of the ladder, and cocking a mischiev- ous eye at the corner where the boys had disappeared so hurriedly, she laughed sweetly. Unknown to the boys she had been confined in the loft, be- cause of her newly acquired vocabu- lary, which she used to express her opinion of the culprits as she waddled about the loft. Artl~nr, in Spanish--"Mr. Robinson, what does "Vez" mean ?" Mr. Robinson--"For example." Art--"That is what I want for my cross-word puzzle." Malcolm (browsing through library) "Last Days'of Pompeii. What did he die of ?" John Minney--"I'm not sure, but I think it was some sort of an eruption." Mr. R. in Public Speaking--"You'd be surprised to learn that some people in insane asylums are very bright. Now, I know, for I've been in several." Mr. Priestly, to Edith--"Does the flag stand for 100 percent American- ism ?" Edith--"No, for a flag can't stand." Patsy--"Did you know they're not going to have the Avalon any longer ?" Sadie---"How will we get over, then ?" Patsy--"It is long enough, isn't it?"