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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, DECEMBER 6, 1934 NUMBER 9 *LANS COMPLETION that are to be worn Christmas Pageant ed to us by the Re- of the City of the third successive THE CAST Margaret Buffington Donald Carpenter Hathaway, Luis Ma- Arnold, Joe Bermu- Phil Conrad, Garcia. Adargo, Leslie Woodward mCes Mackey. Cameron, Pat- ),lackey, Betty aney May Stamford, Miss Marion Gray. ys Hobbs, ;Jean CHOIR Baker, Dorthee Car- Leona Schatan, Stamford. irginia Allen, Maree Margaret Car- :ret Lee, Dorothy Ger- Virginia Hayes, Mary O'eLary, Claudia Waltor,, Dorothy Wlnter- Wilborn, Joyce Othy Lee, Eileen Hall, tty Baker, Jean Helen Espin- 3bs, Loree Vickers s, Harriet Smith, Gross, Mary Jane ett'--Jack Harrington, Da- rirginia Allen, Robert ttan OI~CHESTRA Alien, Jimmie Dow- Harrington, Gladys Leona Schatan, Salmon, Albert Carver, Bill Wood- Pyle, Leslie Thuet, Manuel Espino~a. Ledesma, Manuel Her- Garcia, Jack .Car- Marin, Jack Har- Chelbergl ary O'Leary Morris. Cowell, Juliette Carpenter. SENIOR NEWS We told you so! The Unduplica- tion Seniors have bloomed! . . . and in their sweaters. Being navy blue, they help to cast that dark shadow of something or another, so well known of them, over we small ones. But, we don't think they should appear as such--We can remember the days when seniors could and did shine "29's" instead of "35's". P.S. The seniors don't realize how they have grown. Two poor boys, Donald Gardner and Orlaf Lornent- son, came to school with long waists, but, oh t those short sleeves They pardoned themselves with somet~hing about orders being mixed, but, we have a feeling they must have had frozen elbows while being measured. The rest of the "Juniors" can speak for themselves.) A. H$ MISS REX ABSENT The school was almost incapacitat- ed last week without their librarian, walking dictionary, counselor and what have you. In other words Miss Rex was out with a very bad cold and a general under the-weather feeling. We are glad to have her back again. A H 8. "JUST A WORD" To the Students of Avalon High School : Children: Here is, at last a solution of how to know whether or not you are late to school each morning, with- out the aid of watches: If you see, trailing behind you, or maybe one day out of the year dash- ing ahead of you, a little red sweater, (containing our own little Joan Joy Johnson) you can be sure that you are late ! P.S. Don't follow that red sweat- er, you are liable to get in the wrong school. Nehi Willis. (If J. J. J. happens to read this, it was a misprint.) A. H. $ Miss Doris Wiilcox, the school clerk, spent the Thanksgiving vaca- tion on a trip to Boulder Dam. Piano--'Leta Mac t~radley, Claudia Walton. SUPERVISORY STAFF Music Director--Miss Elliott. Stage I)irector--Miss Hill. Construction and Lighting--Mr. Thom- son. Properties--Miss Coppock. Costuming--Miss Tomasovich, Miss Miss Eaton, Miss Rex, Miss Malhis, Mrs. Sullivan, Mr. Reece. Choir--Miss Gross. Makeup--Miss Shaw and Elementary Teachers. Programs and Ushers--Miss Hotch- kiss. Publicity--Mr.. Arnold.. STAFF Joan Johnson ........................................................................ Leslie Thuet Miss Hill Viola Hayes, Dorothy Jukes, Margaret Lorntsen, Frances Price, Frances Slaugh, Louise Stamford, Gladys Hobbs, Joyce Knight, Jack Allen, Everett ton Brooks, Harrison Cowell, Robert Orr, Eldon Swartz, Bill Woodward, Olaf Lorntsen, Leslie Thuet. ~DITORIAL daze over, a ne~v ague has struck coach hi-boysl It seems that ca a dormant issue at ,r SOme years, and now a bit of warning, ave been on the field life and the right to has been out to will surely say they een a cleaner brand of football played on any field. Team- work and good headwork is seen that would nmke any high-school team sit up and take notice The schedule reads that every team nmst play a game with the other three teams, and the team with the highest percentage at the end of this race shall be judged the champion. The captains Nicky Garcia, Johnny Reyes, Maurice Hoov- er, and Manuel Hernandez all say that if they are nominated to play at the Rose Bowl New Years they will surely accept.--Leslie Thuet. BRIGHT SUBJECT CONTRACTED FOR The contract for the installation of electricity has b. een awarded to the Hartman Company of Long Beach. The work began November 27, and it will be finished by December 13. After the installation the bungalows will be fully equipped and will be made complete for occupation for a period of probably two years. A H.S. CUB COVERS COUNCIL Tuesday, November twenty-seventh, the student body council heldits gec- ond meeting. They discussed ad- ditions to the merit system in regard to the boy's league. The type of pro- gram most enjoyed by the students was also discussed. A. H. $. Miss Gross's adjustment class girls are making rag dolls and dressing them for Christmas. WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? By Rambler The training and education of our children has lately been receiving praiseworthy attention. School week was duly observed, and our local branch of that excellent organization, the Parent-Teacher Association, is very active. Perhaps the time is op- portune to call public attention to a regrettable state of affairs now ex- isting in Avalon, which might very fittingly receive the earnest consv',,er- ation of both parents and teachers, since it reflects very little credit cn our younger set. I refer to the continued an~l v6ry' destructive trespass of the school chil- dren on the various tree~, shrubs, and flowers which line the way to the school. Wiho hasn't noticed the bro- ken and tattered, palm leaves, the trampled and dying ice moss, the crushed and bleeding branches of the poinsettias ? We in Avalon are, or ought to be, proud of its appearance, tot by ~ts very appearance does our island sur- vive. l;rom all over the world people come here, to take away with them memories of sights and scenery that are unique, and I was very inuch 813"- prised to learn, by actual ex]~emence. flow much our vlsitors are interesteJ in, and impressed by our landscaping. Tnrough the efforts of the Santa Cat- alina island Company's lamiscaping department, a wilderness -ff brush- wood and cactus gives place to a trop- ical aspect, very pleasing to the eye. Consider first the hard work of clear- ing and cultivating. Then each indi- vidual plant set out has a hundred ~:n- emles, animals, birds, bugs, etc. Add to this the expensive item of almost contiuual irrigation, and you will find that successful landscaping here is an incessant and costly warfare against the forces of nature. Of all the obstacles which the land- scape workers have to contend with, by far tile most discouraging is the damage done by their fellow-humans. Whether done m carelessness, ;n tilts- chief, or to satisfy a spirit of wanton destruction, the result is always the same. Plants which represcut hours of work and care are ruined in a few minutes. Sometimes, to remonstrate with the youthful marauders is to in- vite a tirade of juvenile abuse, or smart aleck replies, which, under the circumstances, are too annoymg to be hu:norous. Boys always were, and will be in- clined to be nfischievous; but in our day, impending punishment exercised by a very effective check on our mis- chievous inclinations. PERHAPS modern education has discovered a better way, but, not only for the good of the community, but also for their own future welfare, children should be taught a little more respect for both private and public properties. The boy, or girl, who makes a prac- tice of deliberately tramping on a lovely plant or flower, will, a short time later, find it very easy to run an automobile over some poor pedestrian, and then step on the gas to avoid the consequences 1 feel rather certain an analysis of the boyhood years of our "public ene- mies"', Dillingers, "Pretty-Boys", "Ba- by Faces", and what-have-you, would disclose that they displayed very lit-~ tle tenderness towards the "things beautiful, but helpless". The object of the foregoing is to try and bring home to those chiefly con- cerned, through the medium of our local paper, the truth of two points: First, that the condition of which I complain really exists, and, second, that something can, and ought to be done about it. -- :o:-'--'- THANKSGIVING SHOWS IN THE ROLL CALL RETURNS SAYS REED CROSS MANAGER A: L. Schafer, Red Cross manager in the Pacific Area, says there is every reason for genuine Thanks-giv- ing by residents of the Pacific Coast. Economically, the Western tier of states are not showing the distress manifested by some of those in mid- western and eastern districts. "Earl]~ returns from the Red Cross Roll Call, which will be brought to a close Thanksgiving Day, indicate the people are whole heartedly back of the Greatest Mother in supporting the welfare program in the service of hu- manity" he continued. ']Dr.. Will H. Chase, mayor and good samaritan at Cordova, Alaska, tele- graphed that not only had Cordova doubled its quota of 150 members, but had achieved the high mark of 500 members. "This is typical of preliminary re- ports not only from Alaska, but Ari,z- ona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Ore- gon, Utah and Washington. Port- land, Oregon, reports an enrollment of 18,201, an increase of 2,000 over last year, with every indication the ob- jective of 20,000 members will be achieved in that city by Thanksgiving night. The objective of the entire area is 500,000 members. "The Army Amateur Radio system, which has given the Red Cross effec- tive service in disasters, will gather reports from 54 of the 325 chapters in the Pacific Area and flash them on November 30th. "Bowen McCoy, who flew to Home, Alaska, following the destructive fire there in September has just returned. He reports work was well under way on houses being built for fire refugees and these should be finished by Dec- ember 1. The Red Cross is expend- ing $25,000 on that project. Members of the Nome Advisory Committee are Judge Charles W. Thornton, U. S: Commissioner; Grant Jackson, presi- dent Miners and Merchants Bank; Alfred Lomen of the Lomen Commerc- ial Company; Michael J. W~alsh, city. clerk and Mrs. Bertha McKay, so- cial worker. "Another relief unit is rehabilitating victims of last mgnth's flood in the Montrose districC~ of Los Angeles County. "Judge Payne, chairman of the American Red Cross, who was in San Francisco last Wednesday while re- turning to Washington, D. C. from the international Red Cross conference held in Tokyo, announced the Amer- ican Red Cross has contributed $25,- 000 toward a relief fund being raised. in Manila to aid the destitute in the latest typhoon to sweep the Philip- pine Islands." Do you know that Avalon has one of the finest all-year climates on the Pacific Coast of the United States?