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
that are to be worn
ed to us by the Re-
of the City of
the third successive
Hathaway, Luis Ma-
Arnold, Joe Bermu-
aney May Stamford,
Miss Marion Gray.
ys Hobbs, ;Jean
Baker, Dorthee Car-
irginia Allen, Maree
:ret Lee, Dorothy Ger-
Othy Lee, Eileen Hall,
tty Baker, Jean
3bs, Loree Vickers
s, Harriet Smith,
Gross, Mary Jane
ett'--Jack Harrington, Da-
rirginia Allen, Robert
Alien, Jimmie Dow-
Carver, Bill Wood-
Pyle, Leslie Thuet,
Ledesma, Manuel Her-
Garcia, Jack .Car-
Marin, Jack Har-
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
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
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
Music Director--Miss Elliott.
Stage I)irector--Miss Hill.
Construction and Lighting--Mr. Thom-
Costuming--Miss Tomasovich, Miss
Miss Eaton, Miss Rex, Miss Malhis,
Mrs. Sullivan, Mr. Reece.
Makeup--Miss Shaw and Elementary
Programs and Ushers--Miss Hotch-
........................................................................ Leslie Thuet
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
"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-
"Another relief unit is rehabilitating
victims of last mgnth's flood in the
Montrose districC~ of Los Angeles
"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-
Do you know that Avalon has one
of the finest all-year climates on the
Pacific Coast of the United States?