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V EDITED BY THE JOURNALISM CLASS OF THE AVALON HIGH SCHOOL AVALON HIGH SCHOOL, DECEMBER 7, 19~/ NO. Xl STUDENT STORE UNDER CONSTRUCTION TENNIS TOURNAMENT BEING PLAYED IS MANY STUDENTS HAVE A PERFECT RECORD "THE WONDER HAT" DRAWS CROWD TO RIVIERA BE OPEN JANUARY IS, 192S are being drawn for a student store, to be erected on the old in the rear of the school, a meeting of the commission Monday. building will be six feet by feet, and will be made of Oregon with three sides opening out in to form an awning under which students may gather. The grand will be about January 15, 1928. **** and Etta Ingles have enroll- in Junior High from Santa Monica. students wish to extend to a hearty welcome. ~iss OIson, the sixth grade teacher~ a serious accident, in which she knee cap. She will probably t ~ut for three weeks. Mrs. Westen- is replacing her. ATHLETIC FUND GROWS increase is shown in the Ath- of Avalon High School this More money-from attendance been made so far this semester received during the whole of Year. public has shown a great deal enthusiasm in the games, and the have used much greater in handling athletics. Q t GIRLS' LEAGUE PARTY" of the Girls' League High School are planning interesting Christmasparty for the of the school: is to take place on Wednesday, Seventh of this month. All girls school are invited to come. Mrs. Fisher, the music supervisor, classes in Avalon Schools last a fast and furious game of the Senior-Junlor team de- the Sophomores by a score of to Catalina for the rest of life. Good in whichever sense choose to take it. EXCHANOES tleaeh Polytechnic HighSchool t~tatle preliminary plans for their The actual writing is to start the near future. Stoops to Cortquer," an old comedy, was put on by the 'son High School in Los Angeles and second of this month. Girls' Leagtte of Lincoln High in Los Angeles is planning activities during the Christmas iigh Life," of Long Beach Poly was rated as having the best section of all the papers of California. Its Annual took place among the year books of Section of the state. Girls of the Senior High gym class had their preliminary tennis tourna- ment last week. This event is not for the cup which is given every year, but it leads up to it. Nearly every girl in the class is in the tournament and each two students plays her match after school. A number of the first matches have already been played, but as the boys were playing basketball on the tennis courts for two days, it prevented the girls from finishing their contest. The following two days of school were en- tirely devoted to this sport. By the-looks of this tournament, it seems that the competition for the cup will be a strenuous one. * * * GAMMA MU ,SIGMA Gamma Mu Sigma initiated Miss Fox and Clay Tapp into the second degree last Saturday, l~emb~r 3. at the home of the former. Miss Fox sang a group of three Bayou songs by Lily Strickland, "Oh Lawdy," and "Ma Lindy Loo." Clay Tapp played on the saxophone a group of three pieces: "Romance," "Reverie" and "Remembrance." The evening was ended by serving refreshments and initiating- these mem- bers. Avalon High School will hokl its first Spanish Club tomorrow night at 7:30. All the students of the Spanish classes are invited to attend. There will be a very interesting program followed by refreshments. Girls of the Senior High School gym class have Started their speedball and basketball season. It is not known yet when the team games will be played "The Lmrk Frigate," by Charles Boardman Hawes, has just arrived in the Avalon School Library. This story, which took the John Newberry prize in 1924, tells of Phillip Marsham, a sailor, who lived during the time of King Ckarles. Subscribe now. $2.00 per year. According to a report received from the office, the following pupils have neither been tardy nor absent during the past month: Manuel Barbs, Ralph Barba, Harbina Booth, Frank Burgess, Maxine Carson, Eric Cliff, Dorothy Davis, Roland Fehrop, Lois Harrison, Marselino Hernandez, Pearl German, Miriam Burgess, Steve Gurasieh, Glo- ria Gurasich, Juanita Gurasich, Loretta Sullivan, Lewis Sullivan, Bert Scott, Max Patterson, Carrie Vera, Charlotte Rosseau, Jean Watson, Jack Dowdle, Jane Dowdte, Charlotte Dowdle, Rob- ert Dunkle, Kathryn Dunkle, Geraldine Eldan, Ruth Edmnndson, Charles Mc- Clanahan, Lilyan McGarry, Nieky Ma.. rincovitch, Helene Rosseau, John Row- ley, Mildred Sprinkle, Clay Tapp, Ida Williams, Stephen Williams and Cath- erine Fullerton. PLAY ASSEMBLY GIVEN, School spirit was worked up for the "VVonder Hat" last Wednesday at a special Assembly called by Mr. Mead- ows. The play was explained and th'e characters introduced, after which the latter put on a short scene from the play. Hazel James then gave a short ex- planation of the ticket campaign, and urged all the students to get out and sell all that they could. Mrs. Griffin, th ePenmanship Super- visor, spent Friday visiting the Avalon schools. Attendance of the Avalon schools has increased very much in the last two years. This year there are 304 students, while last year there were 289, and in 1925 at this time there were 251. No more new night school classes will be started until after the Christ- mas holidays. First meeting of this semester's Scholarship Society was held to discuss the plans for this year. Two members were appointed to prepare a constitu- tion, and it was decided that our group would attempt to join the State Fed- eration as soon as possible. SUGAR LOAF STAFF Editor. .......................... Kathryn Dunkle Assistant Editor ................ Alice Nelson Business Manager ...... Barbara f,eVitt Exchange Editor ............ Hazel James School Editor .................. Parlane Reid Faculty Advisor ............ Mr. Meadow~ Juanita Gurasich Ior~a ticruit~g Reporters Edgar llarrison Bernice Smith (qerahlim. l.:IdanViolet Watson I,ois Harrison I,eta Watso~ AVALON HI ADVANCES Since Avalon High School was first started, it has advanced rapidly. Three years ago students wcre talking of a store, yet they did not really believe it would be entirely a success. Now, a store is to be built. Attendance figures, also, show a great growth. Along with these, come the increase in school spirit. Never before have the students shown so much interest in affairs of the school. However, the limit is not yet reached. Let's show that this can be done USE THE LIBRARY One of the best features of our school is the library. While, at first, it covered one shelf, now we have a separate room for our books, and a regular librarian was employed last year. Not only has our library increased each year in quantity, but many of the best books of World Literature have been added. With such advantages each student should make the most of them and read these books. DRAMATIC SUCCESS Playing to a capacity house, "The Wonder Hat" scored a distinct success: last Friday night at the Riviera Thea-- tre, when presented by the D.ramatic class of the Avalon High School. Ellis Todd, playing the diffieuh role of Punchinello, was a star of the first magnitude. Columbine and Margot, played by Kathryn Dunkle and Alice Nelsen, were true to type and charac- ter, and showed a finish that is found in few professionals. Harlequin and Perriot, portrayed by Neal Warwick and Parlane Reid, finished off the cast of the one-act play with a polish that was up to the high standard set by the rest. Before the play, a pretty little Pierrot Pierrette dance was given by Barbara LeVitt and Ellis Todd. Much of the financial success of the play was due to the efforts of Hazel James and a large corps of student salesmen. CLASS GAMES BEING PLAYED Boys of the Junior and Senior High School classes are playing a tourna- ment to determine the championship class in school. Each grade of ten or more boys divides into two teams--~ne heavy and one light-weight. The Sev- enth, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth grades have these two divisions. However, the Junior and Senior classes have only enough members to form one heavy- weight team when combined. Each group will then play for the champion- ship of its own division. This system gives every boy a chance to play, whether or not he has before shown much interest. The main idea is to give a chance to those who are not physically active, or who have not now much strength. Thus, in the future they will have had this exper- ience and practice. CRAB CttAbEl Gloria--"What is the oldest piece of furniture ?" Loretta--"The multiplication table:'~ --Ex. Hazel--"But I don't think I deserve an absolute zero." Miss Hahn--"Neither do I; but it is the lowest mark I could give you."--F,x. t~ob--"I heard you were kicked out of school for cheating," Roy--"Yes; [ had a flower in my buttonhole during a botany test.'--F,,x. Miss Davidson---"There is always one place where a person can find comfort." Bernice--"Wkere is that?" Miss Davidson--'lIn the dictionary." ~Ex. Sambo--"Say, Bo, has youall got a piece of white chalk?" Rastus--"Now, just what is you go- in' to do with white chalk?" Sambo---"Ah want to part mah hair iu d,-. middle."--E,xchange, Barbara--"What is the cure for love at first sight?" Alice--"Second sight."