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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, NOVEMBER 29, 1934 / NUMBER 8 TRIPPED CHAMPIONS -~am went on the determined game in the soccer the boys suffered when, after ten rain- made the first second quarter both K. J" Reyes came through quarter was uneventful airplane spin. the game with ts won their game 3-0. D. Marin, H. up held the three points. teams won their series 5 games won and 1 noted from score- first game scores st game score. Avalon OL Conrad I~ Garcia Reyes RF Adargo PHILOSOPHY SUGGESTS DEPRESSION PANACEA While sitting in a class recently and listening to the teacher read various philosophies, a thought uneasily squirmed itself into my mind. The thought immediately sought a dark corner, feeling embarrassed and out of place in the midst of so much vacancy. But I delved into the corner, pulled it (the thought) out, and looked it squarely in the face. I find it good for my morale to allow a thought to slip into my mind about twice a year. It has the same exhilarating effect as deep breathing in the morning, or a cold shower. Now, after all the preliminaries I have come to the point. This was the thought: Here is a sure remedy for the unemployment situation. ~Nhy shouldn't all those in search of honest employment become philosophers? It requires no particular talent and you may contradict yourself as much as you wish. Another incentive is: you never have to explain yourself, for no one expects to understand a philoso- pher. You are also permitted other OR Hernandez eccentricities which might be classed I~H Carpenter as insanity in a normal person. O,f Hoover course you may be eyed askance and RH Church avoided, but that is because the aver- LG Hathaway RG Stanley Orr G ~lr%ks, Hathaway. "B" Team Avalon OL Lorntsen IF J. Marincovich C D. Marin IR H. Thuet OR T. Hernandez F P. Arnold I~ L. Thuet RG R. Hobbs LG J. Carson RG W. Woodard G J. Harrington -4,. H. S" ~E STUDIES ,R CHARACTERS early American life the fifth grade. Part of the semester been studying the trail blazers, Dan- t and other for their brav, ery the early days of Am- The pupils are soon a frontier fort and the to 'make quilts, while in making wea- used in the early will probably con- of thi~ sem- finished with a play, which will' be made age person feels embarrassed in the face of your superior intelligence. When my family finally gets wise to me and forces me into the world to fend for myself, I think I'll be a phil- osopher.--Joan Johnson. A. H. S. AFTERSCHOOL PLAYGROUND The girls' volleyball tournament is well under way, each team having one more game to play off next Monday and Tuesday, after school.. Team Ratings : P W L Blue, 1st ............... 5 5 0 Yellow, 2nd ........... 5 3 2 Red, 3rd .................. 5 . 2 3 Purple, 4th ............. 5 0 5 A. H. $. The art classes are making pro- grams for the Christmas Pageant. They will be extremely interesting this year--linoleum cuts being blocked on heavy paper. They are also mak- ing posters announcing the perform- ance. A. H. $. Mr. C. L. Woodruff~ supervisor cf secondary education, Junior High School division, Long Beacia City Schools, visited Avalon High, Friday, November 23. He attended classes and held a conference with the fac- ulty. A. H. S. The adjustment class has been lac- quering bottles and making them into hanging vases. MR. LORNTSEN TALKS ON THE PHILIPPINES Mr. Lorntsen, father of Olaf and Margaret, visited school last Friday and gave a very stimulating talk ou his experiences in the Philippine Is- lands to the ninth and tenth grades. He spent several years there with the Scouts, under supervision of the Ant- erican Government, after the Spanish- American war, and had numerous thrilling experiences with the natives. At one time he went alone to arrange a treaty between the United States Government and a local chieftain. He and the chief marched between two fully-armed lines of soldiers !or a half mile, to discuss arrangements. Finally an agreement was reached. From now on Mr, Lorntsen will be in demand as a speaker who can give first-hand information about world af- fairs. A. H. S. "FEETS" BALL During the past two weeks the boys of the High School have become in- terested in playing touch football. Class teams have been organized and the teams are holding their contests after school. The mighty 8th grade triumphed over the doughty 7th last Wednesday. The sole score came in the last minute of play, climaxing a mighty fine game. Blackie Schatan secured the point for inversion with his left toe. The seniors have organized a team that looks like a winner, but every- body seems leary of that tricky 9th grade which beats the rest of the gym class so easily. The seniors won a game against a picked team Out of the remainder of their gym class. The teams play under a decision by 1~00 the majority, namely: there are four down with goal to go, a man is ~4~ "tackled" when touched with one hand below the belt by the opposing player 00 and the rest are no different from the tackle rules, except there are no low or flying blocks. Friday the ninth and tenth grades fought up and down the field. The ninth was a little better, for they won by a score of 18-0. Kenny Stanley made a spectacular run ending in a touchdown. This ninth grade team will be a tough opponent for almost any team. These games are bringing out good class spirit. Let's attend these games and give the boys a help- ing hand.--D. C. A. H. S. Luis Marin is keeping pace with world rivalry in regard to ship-buihl- ing and is trying his hand in design- ing and carving wooden pocket-liners, three inches long, in shop. A. H. G. INTEREST ~TARY GRADES Ung to be a very in- study for the third :s. Very charming Indian pottery is be- pupils. They have headbands, and and eucalyptus and different appropriate to the taken up. They are this unit of work by of an Indian play time. H. 8. is making some ex- of mahogany, by hand. Ken- making a model of motor boat with a run it. &, H. S. is making some very ends, on which he :ture of a sailing boat. STAFF Editor ........................................................................................... Joan Johnson Associate Editor .................................................................... Leslie Thuet Advisor .......................................................................................... Miss Hill Dorthee Carver, Viola Hayes, Dorothy Jukes, Margaret Lorntsen, Frances Mackey, Frances Price, Frances Slaugh, Louise Stamford, Nearessa Willis, Gladys Hobbs, Joyce Knight, Jack Allen, Everett Adargo, Milton Brooks, Harrison Cowell, Robert Orr, Eldon Swartz, Howard Thuet, Bill Woodward, Olaf Lorntsen, Leslie Thuet. EDITORIAL--THANKSGIVING With Thanksgiving Day rolling up- on us, turkeys are running for cover, and housewives are running to corner groceries. But three hundred three years ago the Pilgrim Fathers of this country soon found out that they were minus a corner store, so they were forced to hunt for turkeys, and grow their own trimmings. And for this, and be- cause of the abundance of everything which the country provided, a special day was set aside for Thanksgiving. Soon who should come "ughing" from the woods carrying corn, (ears) and everything the pilgrims failed to find in the surrounding country. A great Thanksgiving feast ensued and was entered into by both Indians and Pilgrims with merriment and much cheer prevailing. After hours of smok- ing the peace pipe, the first party broke up. Three hundred and three years late~ President Roosevelt proclaimed No-. vember 29, 1934 to be Thanksgiving Day of this year. And again thanks will be offered by millions of citizens of our country, for ihe apparent ban- ishment of the depression.--Leslie Thuet. FINAL AI LRANGEMENTS MADE FOR PAGEANT The fourth annual presentatiou of the 'Christmas pageant will be given December 13th. It was written by 'Miss Elliott, as part of a course in .pageantry taken at U. S. C. Sununer School four years ago. The time re- quired for the play is about thirty-five minutes. It has been pronounced by spectators as a most impressive pro- gram, particularly because of its un- ique setting. Scene 1--The shepherds gather on the hillside at the close of day. Scene 2--Joseph and Mary are re- fused admission to the inn, and enter the city of Bethlehem. ~cene 3---Angels appear to the shep- herds announcing Jesus' birth. Scene 4--The Wise Men inquire at the court of King Herod as to the child's birthplace, so that they may present their gifts and ~orship Him. Scene 5--The Star appears over the stable where the Child is born. Scene 6----An angelic host praises the new-born king. Scene 7---Nativity scene, with Joseph and Mary and the Babe in the man- ger. Scene 8---The three Wise Men pre- sent their gifts. Scene 9---The shepherds appear, joining the Wise Men in the Adora- tion: A. H, 8. AVALON HIGH HISTORY IS AGAIN RECALLED Twelve years ago, in September, 1922, thirteen students gathered in the old Whittley avenue elementary build- ing and under the supervision of Mrs. J. Dorrance, started Avalon - High School. Legal complications made continuance impossible with such a small enrollment; so a call for help was sent to Long Beach, and the em- bryonic school was adopted by the larger district. M. B. D~nkle, of Sand Point, Ida- ho, was called to the helm of the new school and with four teachers and a student body of nineteen, classes started in the small Casino in the shadow of Sugar Loaf, in September, 1923. The following June, Tom Daly and Florence Feltrop graduated at the first Commencement. Six acres of land in RockfaUs Can- yon were given to the school district in April, 1924, by Mr. W:illiam Wrig- ley, Jr., and upon it a ten-room build- ing in the Spanish style was erected. The corner-stone was laid on Decem- ber 6, 1924. In April, 1925, the student body of Avalon High School left the Casino and began work in their own building. The faculty consisted of six teachers. In 1924, A. H. S. was the smallestschool in California. A li- brary and a shop building were added to the plant in 1926. In 1928 brush clearing on the site of the present Canyon Theatre was be- gun under the direction of Don Mead- ows, and by dint of much effort, the spot was changed into a beautiful out- door theatre, which was officially opened in 1931 with a Christmas Pag- eant. In 1932 a comic opera, "The Windmills of Holland" and an operet- ta, "The Tea House of Sing Lo" were produced. An historical pageant "The Magic Isle", was staged in 1934, and accorded first place among the produc- tions of the school. Again a change has been made-,- this time into tents from which we hope to transfer into a greatly rejuv- enated plant next year. Avalon Hi, in 1930 had an enroll- ment of 121. In 1929, bonds for new buildings were voted by the district and Avalon was awarded a new ele- mentary unit and a new gymnasium. (Continued on page 12, column 4)