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CATALINA ISLANDER PAGE ELEVEN EDITORIAL STAFF FAMOUS MOTTOES APPLIED ROUND ABOUT HONOR ROLL !r-in-Chief ..... Martha Meyer istant Editor, Edward Van Aelstyn Seniors Some people are very unlucky, es- Elementary School Children neither ,rary Editor ..... William DMy Edith Stone--Hunger is sharper peciallV those that did not attend the absent nor tardy up to December 12, tore Editor . . . Hermlne Sierks than the sword, meeting of the Literary Society last 1924: ~... Reporters Malcolm Renton--I saw and loved. Thursday night. Sixth Grade -'~lal R ~!. eporter ....Blanche Runnels John Shields--Not Hercules could There was a wonderful program. Eric Cliff Kenneth Woodson : hletie Reporter Edward Feltrop have knocked out his brains, for heShort speeches were given by Malcolm Fifth Grade ~r~eral Reporter .... Nellie Smith h~Id none. , Renton, John Shields and Shirley Ida Williams Roland Fettrop Edward Van Aelstvn--Trust not too Stall. There were also two musical Antonio Enrique Norris Coleman Maxine Carson Mildred Sprinkle WHY FAIL ~re~what is it ? Assuredly it is which we all shun. At least, nk we are shunning it. If fail- ~s a falling short of the goal, we mind the saying, "It is another that, in life as well as in roe- the worst accidents happen at ditches and cut down fences." We find that we are really trying it? is so easy to fall short over mere These, in turn, often cause us in the more important under- Of course, it does not seem ~al to be deficient once in a while; xt does not take many "once in a to form a habit, and habits, as been told and retold, "make ~aar.', Why fall into that practice behiml ? rue, it does take more energy to to keep even. When we have though, no matter how small we are satisfied that we have that much. The effect is than that of failure. It creates and pluck is what, directs us achievement. Editor ASSEMBLY The ttN I rogram given at the Student b- y ~ieetim~ which was conducted ,,Y (2ramission'er lohn Minne includ- -u th . " Y" ,,~. e following nmnbers: ~i~ihe Other '~Vise Man," a panto- ~,..e, Presented by the seventh grade "tU%nts. ~.~iss I-Iahn's talk on "Human 'Obli- :IrOns,, fitted beautifully into the tit of the student assembly. The nd of thought which she brought furnbshes another resolution to to the New Year's lis, t. ['he Lost C-C-c-cook, told in a st interesting manner,brought a '~;ty laugh. ~lau.ea~-Perhaps assembly could be s~ye more attractive by an occasional "~rt Story. I~AYING THE CORNER STONE A Student's Opinion l'he students of the high school felt and honored when the Corner was laid. It means a great deal dl the real red-blooded students-- We hope they are all red-blooded. Was an event most of them had er witnessed before, and one they never forget. They all long to into the new building, which ba.s an excellent send off by a of /hen as much thought of a- )hen as are the Masons. students have all agreed to put all their energy towards keep- 'jr'he school in fine shape, and in its honor. , --W. D. e Corner,-:will start after,the t#, , ! much to an enchanting face. John Minney--Give me liberty or give me death. Esther Rose--The cradle and the tomb alas, so near. Betty Berning--Time and I against any two. Blanche Runnels--God helps them who help themselves. Shirley Stall--Love thyself first. Juniors Mary Gibson--A wee small voice. Nellie Smith--The more sparingly we make use of 'nonsense the better. George Minney--A man who at- tempts to read all of the new pro- ductions must do as the flea does--skip. Martha Meyer--Could I love less I should be happier now. Doris Wilcox--We may make these times better if we bestir ourselves. --Dumbell Twins AROUND THE CLASSES And They Are All Alike! Our dear teachers in exams: Oh, would that God the giftie gie us To see ourselves as our students see us. Note (by Catalina Islander Editor): But how much better if by spells Ithers could see us as we see oursel's. ..2 Miss Fox, in Geometry: "First write the answer to these forty-three ques- tions I have put on the board. There will be only four others to follow. First state all the aodoms; second, give all "the postulates; third, write all the symbols and abbreviations; and fourth, write all the propositions in book II." Mr. Robinson, in Spanish: "Write out all the conjugations, outline all irregular verbs, translate into Spanish the story of the conquest of Cortez; there are only four volumes of this, and then you may write a Spanish theme of about five hundred words." Miss Hahn, in English: '%Vhen you ha('e given a complete outline of all the books of Shakespeare you may sharpen your pencils for the thirty general questions of today's examina- tion." Mr. Priestly, in General Science : "Give an accurate count of all the dia- toms found in a drop of water; class- ify all parts of the anatomy of a centi- pede, write a thesis of why the female is the nmre deadly of the specie in mosquito life; estimate the wiggles in a snake's tail from sun-up to sun- down. Give an outline of the exolu- tion of life from the beginning of the earth's gaseous state to the present -time. When Ponce de Leon Was looking for The Fountain of Youth He didn't know That it merely Was a Mud bath. --Stevens Stone Mill. numbers: Fred McKelvey, on the sax- ophone, accompanied by Arthur Gould- ing; Senor Guiterrez sang several Spanish songs, and played his own accompaniment on the guitar. The next meeting of the Literary Society will be held on January 8. The election of officers was postponed to this meeting, A debate, a few short talks and several musical numbers, in- cluding Spanish selections, are planned as the program for the meeting, and it is hoped a good crowd will attend. E. V. A. ATHLETICS "Oh where, oh where has our Tennis Tournament gone ?" About the middle of October we were all thrilled by the great idea of a Ten- nis Tournament. The courts were crowded, and enthusiastic practice en- sued. The last we heard (nearly two weeks ago), there was still one set of the last game of the senti-finals to be played. Of course, interest waned when golf was taken up. This seems ahuost impossible when that beautiful cup is still to be given. Other athlet- ics cannot be taken up satisfactorily when the Tennis Tournament is yet to be finished. G.R. The following is a list of talks out- lined for the Botany Class: Values in Cactus, Unusual Nature of Cacti, Sea Kelp, Arid Plant Life, Microscopic Studies, The Seed and its Germina- tion, Uses of Roots, Bulbous Pla.nt Life, Osmotic Action and its Effects on the Growth of Plants, Fern Life, Development of the Bud, Uses of the Leaf to the Plant, The Flower of the Higher Seed Plants; Prickles, Thorns, and Stinging Hairs. Hurrah for the glorious improve- ments! We have a sure enough li- brary. The books we have are all marked and filed by the new librarian. Vv'e expect more room and material next year. Don't forget to get permission from the librarian before you get the ma- gazines, and remember they are for reading, not for decorating purposes. HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THAT THE STUDENT WHO TURNS IN A COPY OF THE "SUGAR LOAF" CONTAINING THE LARGEST NUBMER OF MARKED MISTAK- ES, WINS ONE DOLLAR? So far one prize has been given Tlais offer is a test of interest as well as English! Nicky Marincovich Fourth Grade Jack Peterson Helen Sweeney Catherine Marincovich Third Grade Harley Berning First Grade Maurice Hoover Jesus Reyes Helen Gibson Frances Madrid Senior and Junior High School Stu- dents neither absent nor tardy up to December 12, 1924: Betty Berning Arthur Goulding Iona Berning Helen McKelvey Georgia Coleman Violet Watson Katheryn. Dunkle Stephen Williams Jnnior and senior Hi School students we're surprised, dumbfounded, to think that you should be so far behind the Grannnar School ! A change in the successive leader- ship might be suggestive for a New Year's Resolution. Maybe it's Mr. Dunkle's, but--that big ~1oll in the office is creating some curiosity. The Golds and Purples still stand the same, both winning one game each. week. Prof.: "Why are you always late to class .~" Student: "Because of a sign I have to pass on my way here." Prof. : "What has that to do with it ?" Student : "Why it says, 'School ahead, go slow.' "--Tennessee Mug- wump. A Clean Joke "Good; have you used Pear's soap ?" "No. I'm not rooming with him this year."--Williams Purple Cow. - He: "Don't you think sheep are the dumbest animals ?" She : "Yes, my lamb."--Michigag. Gargoyle. Evolution Freshman: I don't know. Sophmore: I am not prepared. Junior: 1 do not remember. Senior: l don't believe I can add anything to what has been said. Purple Parrot. He: ' Ouch! I just bumped nay crazy bone." She: "Well, comb your hair right amt the bump won't show." Boston Beanpot. Discord. Frosh to Soph: "What course are Teacher: "Harold. name an organ of you taking ?" the body." Soph to Frosh: "JewishEngineer- Harold: "The tooth." ing." Teacher: "What kind of an organ Frosh to Soph: "JewishEngineer- is it?" ing?" .Harold : '% grind organ."--Senn Soph to Frosh: "Ycp, Business Ad- Forum. ministration." Louisiana [purple Pell. Catalina will g4*e you the rest ot[ The dahlia is a native of Mexico. your life. Come to Catalina.