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Avalon High School Theater Department presents 'Competition Piece' FOR THE ISLANDER This weekend Friday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 17, at a 2 p.m. matinee, is your chance to support live local theater as the Avalon Theater Department presents "Competition Piece." This fun "and quick comedy takes a look at three different high schools as they prepare for the Annual Theater Festival. The show takes you through the script selection process, audi- tions, the rehearsal process and finally the performance. What makes our production so unique is that our student actors play all the roles from all three schools. Each school is defined by .a specific trait--the Prep School, the Continuation School and the Performing Arts School. Giving our performers a wide range to play. The performers never leave the stage and move in and out of character with a slight change in costume, body posture or voice. It is amazing to watch the skill of our performers. The show is quick, funny and fast paced. The running time is approximately 1 hr includ- ing intermission. Easy to fit into even the busiest of schedules. Come out and support live local theater. Tickets available at the door $8 Adults & $5 for student/seniors. See you on the stage. Avalon's Third Grade classes practice for the Elementary School, Winter Concert that was held Thursday evening at the Casino Theater. Photo by Kristy Throndson / LR, I-A~IT$ ~l~U]..~'~ A*T*T~NT~N ~ OI-~TAIL tS UNOIERSCCRED ElY HIS CC1 PASSICN FC~ ~ PATIENTS. I. R, II--A|T t$ A TCp GRADUATE C F t. ~f. AND AN ACTIVE IV EIV BER C F THE J&IV~-'~n~tC-AN '~C AC~-~Y ~:~ ~ CS~V I~T1C; ~ NTISTRY t~ L~ ;. /~CADEIVY CF E ENERAL L~N~nS~RY ~z- ~. ). ~V~F~-C~AN L ~4~AL ~SSCCIATICN ~LA). - ALIFCRNIA L ENTAL :1~..982.|3..~2 .~tl,.vd N. it~l|llo~r it1~. ~;t~ 21J~ Archives From page 1 Some say that his system of rainmaking has a valuation of several millions of dollars to Southern California, every time there is a drouth. That's what water means to Southern California in general. Last Thursday "Rainmaker Hatfield" let the sun shine. It shone so nice and clear that William Wrigley, Jr., decided to see if the pumps at the new dam at Middle Ranch would do the work. They did. And it took more than 200,000 gallons of water to fill the pipe from the Number Two Dam to the top at the summit. That pump pumped! Oh, boy! it had to, to lift the water almost a thousand feet! So Thursday was the RED LETTER day in Catalina Island history. Water! Water! Water! all you want to drink. Clear, sparkling water for domestic purposes will soon be in the city pipes, to be used for lawns, flowers, washing dishes, drinking, etc. Less than six months ago there was a peaceful little stream of water rolling down Middle Ranch canyon to the sea, on the west side. It had gone its way way unmolest- ed for many years. It was of little service to Avalonites, excepting that it watered a lot of trees and wild flowers. Most of the water was wasted. But, now that water can be pumped to Avalon for use by this community. Accomplished, too, in record breaking time! Tons and tons building mate- rial, engines, motors, pumps and pipes have been installed. General Manager D. M. Renton of Santa Catalina Island Company, who has had supervision of the big project, has made many trips, day and night, over the rough roads and trails while the big dams have been under construction and the pipeline to the Summit was being put under ground. With Mr. Wrigley and Mr. Ren- ton the writer watched the first flow of water as it poured into Falls Canyon. Looking from the top of the dam back of the electric light plant in Falls Canyon, the writer, watching the water coming down was "struck" with the following parody: How does the water come down from the Summit? It leaps and it rolls; it tumbles and plunges; It roars and bubbles in joyous glee. It's water, pure water, just down from the Summit; Fresh water, good water, as good as can be! Purchase a Brick for the Memorial 26 DREYER'S ICE CREAM: FLAVORS FRESHLY MADE WAFFLE CONES GOURMET CANDY APPLES BAKERY HOME MADE SALT WATER TAFFY BLENDED COFFEE DRINKS FRESH MADE FUDGE MALTS, SHAKES & SMOOTHIES ICED COFFEE DRINKS ESPRESSO BAR z5o 4 TRY,SOMETHING NEW AGUAS FRECAS PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES BREAKFAST WAFFLES COFFEE 8i F;iday,Deci :151 20"17 .............................................................................................................................................................................. THE cATAuNA iS'L&Ni~R