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,.;. :2' 2.',- ~::.":L, 2 . . EDITED BY JOURNALISM CLUB OF AVALON HIGH SCHOOL VOLUME VIII AVALON HIGH SCHOOL WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17 BOOK LURE CORNER Roman Literature " In its influence on the world, the literature of Rome ranks next to that of Greece among the ancient litera- tures. The Romans were inspired in their writings by the Greeks, but they set the stamp of their own pe- culiar genius on what they produced, and their literature ,though lacking the grace and beauty of the Greek, was characterized by correctness and accuracy. In general, the Greeks con- sidered beauty the ideal in all art; tile Romans, utility. Strictly speak- ing, Rome: had. no literature until 241 B. C.. the end of the First Punic War, but we know that there was a period of crudebeginnings. Certain allusioins point to the custom of chanting heroiclays, and indicate that village festivals were celebrated with songs and dances. Legal codifi- cations, official records and oratorical discourses existed. Thus there were the germs of a literature before 241 B.C The first literature of this period consisted chiefly of translations of Greek models into Latin. The inno- xa|cr of this kind of Writing was a PERFE CT ATTENDANCE The following students have a rec- ord of perfect attendance, during the past school month, ending November 28, 1930 : Senior Class--Jack Beaver, Fred Clarke, Isabell Scott. Junior Class--Frank Burgess, Har- ry Lillie, Jack MeKay, William err, Allan Root, John Rowley, Dick Welsch, Catherine Fullerton, Edna Hcnson, Lilyan McGarry, Helene Rassau, Mildred Sprinkle and Anna Vuich. Tenth Grade--Ralph Barba, Robert L. Coleman, Jesus Gutierrez, Jack Peterson, Charlotte Rassau, Lillian Turner, Yvonne M. Waite. Ninth Grade--Harley Berning, Her- schel Boyd, Walter Conrad, Martin Eldan, Clyde Gibson, Gerald House, Jesse Lindsey, Louis Marin, Leta Mac Bradley, Marion Johnson, Norma Mattson. Eighth Grade--Donald Carpenter, Ernest Church, Everett Coleman, Sam Hernandez, Johr/ Myers, Robert err, Bob Renfro, Agnes Conrad, Gladys Hobbs, Lecna Schatan, Katherine Winkleby, Dorothy Anne Winterbot- tom. Seventh Grade--Milton Brooks, CHRISTMAS PROGRAM. IN ASSEMBLY One of the loveliest Christmas pro- grams which Avalon High has ever had was presented Friday at the Gen- eral Assembly, under the sponsorship of the Girls' League. As an intro- duction the orchestra played "Youth Triumphant." This is the first ap- pearance of the orchestra this season and it may be congratulated on its well rendered selection. Catherine Winkleby gave a selec- tion entitled "Star of the East." Fol- lowing that a most inspirational talk was given by Miss Coppock on the Passion Play of Oberammergau. Perhaps the most impressive part of the program was the ~resentation of a pageant, "Birth of Christ," by the Senior High School girls and under the direction of Miss Head~ Norma Mattson portrayed the part of Mary, and Charlotte Rassau the part of Jo- seoh. The three wise men were played by Helen Sweney, Helene Ras- sau and Leona Schatan. The angels were Phyliss Clark, Katherine Brown, Catherine Marincovich, Lillian Turner, Enid Price, Catherine Fullerton and FAna Hcnson. The, shepherds were portrayed by Jane Dowdle, Alfa Matt- ors whq but nesday, 7:00 to Re.era I 1'. Shop ~Vork lathe, machine chanical hour period Lilyan McGarry, Helene Rassau, Florence Johnson, Harry LiUie, Walter Conrad Authors were numerous in the clos- Edna Henson iug period; but few are interesting Miss Hill--Adviser from a purely literary point of view. The most valuable works were the EDITORIAL they had already completed. From legal writings and those of the Church the beginning of our school lives in Fathem. During the fourth and fifth kindergarten we have been told' of centuries A. D. the Roman tongue Health, no matter in what age we this thing called health, and how to rapidly degenerated and finally ceased are living, or where or how we arepromote it. to be a living language . The great living, is a very essential thing for As we get older we are under the contribution of the Romans to ivili- life. In numerous instances peoplesupervision of the school nurse and zation is in the field of legal and po- had just reached their prime in life, cur own judgment, and we hope that litical science. Their writings in this maybe business or maybe politics, everyone will co-operate with those department are absolutely unique, when their health failed them and who are trying to help them, and showing no trace of Greek influence,they were unable to enjoy that which make their work as light as possible. SUGAR LOAF STAFF Editor--Charlotte Rassau AssJ.stant Editor--Alfa Mattson Business Manager--Leta Bradley Exchange Editor--Norma Mattson Sports Editor--Myrle Cummings Joke Editor--Bob Coleman Reporters sHOP Fred Clarke lric revolving ing model work required and skill to work in electrV lead moulding. Jack Peterso~ very pretty nut gum wood. Bob Dunkle fine looking boat. A drawing built at the by I,eslie Gra incovich and ing a teeter grade. We spend nlany a the apparatUS. of school work commendable. ~.~ Dr. HoulooS Board of examining further atter talk on meeting last and another to Thursday Health dren of the completed sent to pax remedial the cards flee. r ' natural history~ met a ma tyrs death in the eruption of Vesuvius. Var:'o, who wrote on law, history, philosophy, grammar and agriculture; Sailust, the first true historian, and Caesar, whose Commentaries are read in every high school. The period beginning in 43 B. C. was especially remarkable for its poe- try.Vergil, wh(~ wrote the great Ro- ma~:epic, the Aeneid, arid Hor- :,:c, author of epistles, satires and odes, were the two greatest poets. l.ucrctius, Ovid and Catullus also con- lrlbuted to the glory of this age. The ~:rtatest prose writer of the period was the historian Livy. After the death of Augustus came the decline ,~f Roman literature. A1- thcu~h conditions under some of the cnlper)rs were discouraging to the !,reduction of an independent and original literature, a few names in this period stand out brilliantly. Juvenal was the most illustrious of the satiric poets, and Lucan was the leading epic poet. Taeitur ranks among the great Roman historians; Quintilian, among the rhetoricians. Pliny the Younger is remembered for his charming let- ters . Seneca was the most eminent of the philosophers, and Pliny the El- der, author of a voluminous work on standing as last month. A.H.S. The Sugar Loaf wishes every stu- dent in the Avalon High School a very merry Christmas vacation. School will begin again on December 29th. A.H.S. The ninth grade seems to have nlis- fortunes following one of its class- mates continuously within the last month. Clyde Grant is now the un- fortunate one; he has broken his wrist. /k.H.S. Leo and Cleo Farmer have enrolled in the Avalon High School to attend part time. comber 6. Prof, E. Nichols was in charge cf the meeting.--U, of R. A.H ~. R.U.H.S. student body had a school holiday last Friday, which is to 'de made up later in the year, on account of the football game played at Santa Barbara.~Hightide. A.I'-I.S. San Pedro High School students were entertained at an assembly of the Byrd Expedition pictureslast week.--Fore 'n Aft. A.H.S. New eqt, ipment will be installed for both the elementary and "high school during Christmas vacation. This is also the case with the tenth University of Redlands was host for.. tion for fore: grade for both girls and boys. Thethe last meeting of the Southern Cal- Citizenship. twelfth grade for both girls and boys. ifornia teachers of speech, which was 7:00 to 9 The twelfth has practically the same held in the Hall of Letters on De- Room 4 (;rc.k slave named Livius Andronicus. Naevius has the honor of being the Lupe Reyes, Dorian Tregarthen, Bill "s-n. Yvonne Waite, Maree Boring, and Hc, dgedon, .: first Roman poet. His chief works Wish, Dorothy Cronn, Elizabeth I,illian McGarry, Isabell Scott, Mnriel ~ ShoP. were comedies, and an epic poem on Greig, Lupie Miramontes, Mary Sau-Rogers, Anna Vuich, Carrie Vera, Spanish ReadIJ the Punic War. Ennius, who wrote cede. Louise Stamford, Manuel V. Mihlred Sprinkle, and Florence John-reading simple a history of the Romans in hexame- Hernandez, Ra:non L, Machado and son. The hills in the canyon theatrebuildingand P ter verse, was the :nest influential Rose Reves of the fiB adjustment were utilized as the setting, which tion ancl gramrm ~,riter of this period. Plautus and room were perfect in attendance also, xws most impressiv'e as the shepherds nestlav 7:~) to Terence were the greatest writers of during the past month In the Sev-were seen emerging from various Room 16. comedy. The prose of this period enth grade there was not a single places in the hills, after having been Mathematics"-" consisted of oratory, history, jurispru- case of tardiness among, the girls, beckoned by the angel to the manger or.. High School deuce and grammar. Also, in this while the absences were very smallwhere the Christ child lay. m,~dlematics. ~lI period, Lucillius gave permanent form among the boys. The eighth grade As a concluding number the tom- day, 7:00 to 8:3 to satiric poetry, boys run in close ccmpetitiou with the bined bovs and girls glee clubs sang Arts and C.r eleventh grade boys, who have had "Holy Night," assisted by Miss Elliott interior deeoratt Latin prose attained a high degree the best record for perfect attendance at the piano. Monday and We of excellence in this period. The so far this year. The ninth grade has A.H.S. Miss Tomasovicl chief literary figure was Cicero, whose improved quite noticeably in cutting EXCHANGE American InS writings are models in style and corn- down both absences and tardiness. American Hi.' position. Other prose writers were EVENING 0'11 January open.New ematic% shop, naturalization ing. Everyone should regist4 nlolnent as uled unless there registration. The evening classes js .... Typewriting, and McClure,: Bookkee advanced and McClure, Elementary ing and sic Monday and Miss Yunge,