Alameda High School - Acorn Yearbook (Alameda, CA)
- Class of 1920
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To the Faculty, that organization
which has, collectively and in-
dividually, endeavored to impart
to us an education that we have
not always been for sighted and
keen enough to appreciate, we,
the Students of the Alameda High
School, in grateful acknowledg-
ment of their efforts, sincerely
dedicate, this, the Acorn.
Dr. George C. Thompson
Miss May V. Haworth ......
Mr. VVillis Minium .....,....
Miss Natalie L. Beach ....,.
Miss Hazel Abernathy ......
Mr. Arthur F. Agard ........
Mr. John E. Carpenter ...,
Miss Mary F. Connelly ....
Mr. Charles M. Daniels ....
Mr. Paul L. Evans ..............
Miss Emma M. Garretson
Mrs. Hazel B. Hunter .......
Mr. Otto Rittler ..........,..........
Mrs. Florence P. Favier..
Miss Marjorie Grinnell...
Miss Blanche E. Blacow..
Miss Cathering W. Chase ..........
Miss Vesta Condon ......................
Mr. W. Darrell Coughlan
Miss Marie DcFlon .........,..
Miss Mary DeWitt ...............
Miss Blanch DuBois ...........
Mr. Elven T. Ellefson .....i...
Mrs. Estelle Herrick ...........
Miss L. Lucille Hewett ....
Miss Ruth Houston ...,,.,,.,...
Miss Rofena Lewis ..........,
Mr. John F. Mackenzie ...... .
Mr. W. E. Morgan ........................
Miss Hanna M. Oehlmann ..........
Miss Edna M. Osborn ........
Mrs. Edna F. Partch ...........
Mr. Richard F. Phelps .......
Miss Emily Sherman ........
Mr. W. E. Stratton ........
Miss Ruth Tully .........,......
Miss Isabel Venard .............
Miss Elizabeth Venard ....
Mr. E. V. Weller ...............
. .............. Principal
Dean of Girls
Head of Mathematics Department
Head of Science Department
........Head ol' Art Department
of English Department
of Mechanics Department
of History Department
of Latin Department
of Commercial Department
of Modern Language Department
Director of Vocational' Guidance
of Music Department
Physical Education Director
Physical Education Director
Physical Education Director
Household Economics Department
........Modern Language De rt t
Household Economics Department
. History Department wk
Latin and Mathematics Department
........Manual Training Department .
........Music Department 4
........English Department 1
........Modern Language Department
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" UESS that'll stick," announced "Montana" with an air of finality, after he
had given the cinch a last, extra hard pull. "Probably stick longer'n I
will," he added, with a slow smile. '
This I heard as I walked up to where four brown, wiry and very bow-
legged cowboys had just finished saddling a horse. Two of them still
held the horse's head, while "Montana" was preparing to mount. The fourth, an
older man, walked over to where I stood.
"Stick with 'im, boy," he said, as "Montana" swung into the saddle, "Good luck
to yuh!" And he was going to need luck, this tall, bronzed Knight of the Prairie.
He was trying for the second time to ride Apache, the unconquerable, who for the
eight years of his life had never been ridden.
How well I remember the first time I saw Apache. It-was up on the summer
range in the Goat Mountain country. Old Bill Lane, chief packer, who is at my side
now, was with me. What a picture that colt made! He was less than a week old,
tall and ungainly, with a large white diamond on his forehead, and white stockings
on both hind feet. He stamped and snorted as he glared at us through wildly defiant
eyes. Old Bill's eyes just shone. -
"Ain't he the wild-eyed little 'Pache tho? Just lookit him! By golly, 'Pache's
goin' to be his name! Ain't he a hum-dinger tho?,
It was early June of the next year when we again saw Apache. Bill and I rode
down to the Rancheree, and rounded up the stock. When Apache caught sight of us
he turned and galloped, head high in the air, and swinging from side to side, mane
and tail up and flying, a glorious picture of life, vitality and defiance. Old Bill just
beamed when he saw him. He fairly raved over him.
'Pache was not the long-legged, awkward colt we had left there a year ago. He
was now bigger than his mother. He had grown up to his legs, and had filled out all
over. He had a fine head with flashing wild eyes that seemed to defy everything.
The bedraggled coat we had left him in was now a wonderful bright bay that shone
in the sun. He had a long, thick, black tail and mane that flew in the wind when
he ran. He was almost perfect. We drove the horses up to the Park, and then on
into the Kings River Canyon. 'Pache and his mother we turned loose to graze up
and down the Canyon.
One evening around the camp-fire, when we were talking about 'Pache-he was
invariably a topic-some tourist-one of those "know-it-all" kind, started to talk on
'Pache's possibilities after he was broken. 0ld Bill just grunted and looked sour.
He didn't like to be told.
"That horse'll never be broke," he said, and walked away.
Bill's tones had carried conviction, but I don't think anyone believed him. The
talkative tourist laughed, and some of the others smiled a sort of a hopeless smile as
they watched Bill walk slowly away. I didn't believe him myself, but I have since
learned to believe him. When it comes to horses, Bill knows.
When we brought the horses up next summer, 'Pache was a three year old, and
full grown. He was now old enough to break, so one of the packers, named Hugh
Traweek, volunteered. Bill and I went down to the meadow with him. We drove
'Pache into the corral and tried to catch him. We talked, coaxed, did everything for
over an hour, but couldn't get near him. I'll swear I never saw such a snorting, rag-
ing, lighting devil in my life. "He was sure playful," as Bill put it, "just wanted to
shake hands with somebody."
Finally Bill roped and threw him for us. We blind-folded him, and put a saddle
and hackamore on him. Then we let him up, still blind-folded. Hugh gave another
pull at the latigo, and with that, 'Pache went up in the air. Roy Work, another
puncher, was holding his head. When he came down he pawed Roy, but only hit
him a glancing blow on the thigh. It gave us a good scare tho'.
Well, he cooled otl' and Hugh got on. He didn't look over anxious, but he was
game. Roy pulled the blind, and 'Pache just stood and quivered, scared stiff. Then
Hugh raked him, and man alivel The air was full of horses and men for a minute
or so. The way he bucked, pitched and lunged-say, you couldn't follow him, he
was so fast. lt couldn't last, and after a minute or so he "dumped" Hugh. Hugh
hit a rock when he came down and was pretty, badly hurt. The last thing we saw
when we packed him to camp was that horse, still jumping, trying to ditch the
When we came out again, 'Pache was standing in the far end ofthe field, pawing
and snorting. He'd gone over backwards and broken the cinch.
Meanwhile 'Pache's fame spread far and wide. Men came from everywhere to
try to ride him, and always went away disappointed. All this time 'Pache was
getting fiercer. He was never really mean, yet several men had been badly injured
while handling him. One day when he was a seven year old, we tried to pack him.
We went through the usual battle saddling him. Then we hung packs on him and he
threw them. We hung packs on him seven other times and he piled 'em as fast as
we hung 'em on. Boy! You should have heard Bill swear.
Then one day a man came into the canyon on a big black horse. He was tall
and sinewy, with a sunburned complexion. His hair was brown and slightly wavy.
He had steady, but very kind grey eyes, a thin nose with delicate nostrils, and a
strong straight mouth. He couldn't have been called good looking, yet there was
.something attractive-sort of "real man" look-about him. We didn't know who he
was or what he was, and we didn't care. He was sure O. K., and that's about all that
counts anyway. Later he told us he was from Montana, so we nicknamed him "Mon-
After Montana had been around about three days, Pete Houcks came through
from Independence. Pete had heard about 'Pache and had come over to ride him.
Bill, Montana and I went down to the meadow to help him, and after the usual fuss,
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we got 'Pache saddled. Pete climbed on, and that's about all. 'Pache hardly got
started before Pete was off, and Pete's considered a pretty good rider, too. He
looked sort of foolish and surprised when he walked over to us. Then "Montana"
spoke for the first time since we saddled 'Pache.
"You boys mind if I try to ride that horse?" he asked. Nope, nobody cared, so
we caught him and blinded him again. "Let'er buck," he yelled, and scratched
'Pache as Pete pulled the blind. 'Pache went off like a steel trap. If any of us had
expected to see "Montana" piled in those first few bucks, he was disappointed.
"Montana" stuck! Talk about ride-that man could ride circles around anything I
ever saw. And buck? That horse did everything any horse ever did before, and
then some. And the way we yelled. Old Bill was just a whoopin,' and the rest of
us were not far behind. It lasted about five minutes. Then the yelling suddenly
stopped. 'Pache had reared and gone over backwards, crushing "Montana" under
It is now a year since we carried "Montana" into camp, a horribly broken man.
But he was only broken, not beaten. For here he was, the same tall, brown, quiet
old "Montana," with the slow, rare smile, preparing to again ride the hoofed demon
that had so narrowly missed his life a year ago. He was in the saddle now. 'Pache
just stood still and quivered when the blind was pulled, only this time it was rage,
not fright, that made him quiver.
"Boys, Pm going to break him, or else he'll break me" said "Montana," and then
he raked 'Pache. The horse started harder than ever before, but "Montana" stuck.
We were all yelling at the top of our voices. Ten minutes passed. It seemed like
hours had gone by. Our yelling had slowly died out. There was something too
ominous-too deadly-about this heart-breaking battle between that hoofed Satan
and the big, quiet man, to permit yelling. They were going faster. 'Pache's first
efforts to throw this man, who seemed to have grown to his back, were doubled.
Twice in the next few minutes he reared up as if to go over backwards, only to turn
like a cat and land on his feet, pitching and spinnifng harder than ever. He was
bucking as he never did before. Three-quarters of an hour passed. -God-would he
Then, as quickly as it had started, it ended. 'Pache seemed to throw everything
into a last, mighty jump. He went high into the air with a heart-rending scream,
and came down with his legs apart. He stood quivering, and as he stood, "Montana"
slowly reeled and fell from the saddle, never to move again.
Even as he fell, 'Pache's knees doubled under him, and he fell over on his side.
He gave a last defiant, convulsive struggle, and was still.
An hour later Bill and I walked over to where 'Pache lay. There he was, a great
dead mass, that only an hour before had been an erupting volcano of live and un-
conquerable spirit. I looked at Old Bill. I think his eyes were wet, but I'm not sure,
because I looked through a considerable mist myself. Anyhow, his voice sounded
"God-But wasn't he a real horse tho?" was all his said.
We looked again. He lay with head thrown back and one front foot raised, un-
conquerable and defiant even in death.
HENRY GUTTE, June '20.
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3 OUR YEARS AGO, in July, 1916, the present High Senior Class, then "the
biggest and best Freshman Class that ever entered" here, made its appear-
ance in the Alameda High School.
Very early in the term, the class organized and elected the following
officers: President, Russell Knowland: Vice-President, Maybelle Worthen:
Secretary, Jean Hunt: Editor, Louise Hanley: Class Representatives, Melita Hutt
and John McKean. At this time there began among the members of the class their
continual strong interest in school activities, as was shown by the candy sale that
was held to swell the Motion Picture Machine Fund.
In the High Freshman term the officers were: President, Kruger Dunbar, Vice-
President, Jean Hunt: Secretary, Elinor Gutsch: Editor, Grace-Marion Elster: Repre-
sentatives, Melita Hutt and John McKean. Another candy sale was held, this time
to pay for a page in the 'fAcorn."
The Low Sophomore officers were as follows: President, John McKean: Vice-
President, Margaret Spruanceg Secretary, George Clark: Editor, Kruger Dunbar:
Representatives, Russell Knowland and Angie Perry.
The officers for the High Sophomore term were: President, William Spruanceg
Vice-President, Melita Hutt: Secretary, Colby Tarleton: Editor, Margaret Spruancc.
A very successful party with entertainment and dancing was held at the home of
Dorothy Tabor. It was in this term that Miss Blanche DuBois became our class
Owing to the influenza epidemic, the Low Junior term was very much broken
up. Nevertheless, the class organized under the following officers: President, Colby
Tarleton: Vice-President, Dorothy Tabor: Secretary, Christian Snead: Representa-
tives, Thelma Burg and Kruger Dunbar: and the class pin, a small acorn surrounded
with pearls, was chosen.
In the High Junior term the following officers were elected: President, Chris-
tian Snead, Vice-President, Grace-Marion Elster: Secretary, George Clark: Editor,
Dorothy Tabor. A successful prom .was given under the management of Christian
Snead, and Russell Knowland managed a "movie" show given to start a fund with
which to purchase scenery for productions given by the school.
The Class was unusually active under the administration of the following offi-
cers in the Low Senior term: President, Cyril Smith, Vice-President, Edwina
Osborne: Secretary, Kenneth Ward: Representatives, Dorothy Tabor and Christian
Snead. The class colors, green and gold, were chosen at the first meeting. Early
in the term, the girls of the class gave an enjoyable and successful reception to the
Low Freshman girls. The Senior Play, "Green Stockings," was coached by Fred
Carlyle, and managed by Christian Snead, and was in every way a great success.
In December the class entertained the members of the graduating class of January,
1920, with a cabaret supper at Haight School. The last event of the term was a
The officers chosen for the High Senior term were: President, Russell Know-
land, Vice-President, Elinor Gutschg Secretary, Stewart Menzies: Editor, Saima
Koski. Early in the term the boys purchased their class hats which were of gray
felt trimmed with a gold band. The Senior Vaudeville, which was given in May,
proved to be one of the successful events of the term. The main activity of the
semester was the publication of the "Acorn," which we hope everyone will enjoy.
Now the class is looking forward to the Senior Dance and to the final event of its
High School career, graduation. S. K., June '20.
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Marian Martens Kenneth Malone Ennyl Hunter Homer Kemble
Rae Cochrane Charles Couchot Ida Ross
Helen Liphqrdt George Clark Eunice Duncan Alexander Lowe
Marie Onions Elwood Patterson
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Thelma Burg Cyril Smith Melba Curwin Russell Knowland
Kruger Dunbar Grace Marion Elster ,Stewart Menzies Elinor Gutsch
Virginia Burkhardt Henry Gutte Lucile Ehrenberg Howard Gray
Melita Hutt Christian Snead
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George Knudsen Virginia Walters Gerald Dabovich Edwina Osborne
Dorothy Fifer john McKean Helen Fromme
Mary Bajuk Robert Kirkwood Rena Kenney Harold Vesper
Enid Boyce Henry Jochim
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David Sharpstein Frances Orr Gordon Heid Edwina Graham
Myrtle Ganahl Robert Loughlin Salma Koski Thomas Halcrow
Colby Tarleton Dorothy Tabor Leland Wade Beatrice McCord
Gorgonio Arriesgado Esther Lange
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LOUISE BAJUK-"Oikie." Freshman Reception C433 Senior Cabaret C433 Treasurer
Star and Key C433 Corresponding Secretary Advisory C433 Work.
MARY BAJUK-"Mece." Sports and Pastimes Committee C433 Thrift Stamp Captain
C433 Freshman Reception C433 Work.
DON BARRON--"Bill," From Fremont C433 Undecided.
FLORENCE BARRY-"Flance." Glee Club C2, 3, 433 Oak Leaf Staff C433 Cast Fresh-
man Reception C433 Welfare Committee C433 Chairman Sports and Pastimes
Committee C433 Corresponding Secretary Girls' Association C433 Undecided.
EDITH BIRECK-"Ede." Advisory Board C133 Rowing Crew 'C233 Business College.
ENID BOYCE-Basketball C133 Advisory Secretary C233 Star and Key C2, 433 Fresh-
man Reception C433 Acorn Staff C433 U. C.
THELMA BURG-"Tabby." Freshman Play C133 Glee Club Cl, 2, 3, 433 Class Repre-
sentative C3, 433 Secretary and Treasurer Advisory Board C333 Jazz Band C3, 433
Girls' Judicial Board C433 Advisory Board C433 Secretary Girls' Association C433
Chinese Operetta C433 Manager Freshman Reception C433 Cast Senior Cabaret
C433 High Senior Orpheum C433 Chairman Social Committee C433 Acorn Staff C433
VIRGINIA BURKHARDT-"J'immy." From Los Angeles High C333 President Advis-
ory Class C433 Freshman Reception C433 Senior Cabaret C433 Senior Orpheum
C433 U. C. '
RUTH BUTTERFIELD-"Art." Tennis C2, 433 Secretary Advisory Class C233 Bas-
ketball C333 Senior Advisory Committee C433 Glee Club C2, 3, 433 Normal School.
GEORGE CLARK-"Kid." Football C1, 433 Basketball C3, 433 Class Secretary C2, 333
Class Editor C233 Assistant Manager Senior Play C433 Oak Leaf Staff C333 Acorn
Staff C433 Cast Senior Cabaret C433 Business.
RAE COCHRANE-U. C.
NORMAN CORYELL-"Bonny." Basketball C1, 3, 433 Captain C433 Debating C233
Interclass Football C433 Interclass Baseball C433 Idaho.
CHARLES COUCHOT-"Frenchy." Entered from Lick-Wilmerding C433 U. C.
MELBA CURWIN-"Melb." From Pueblo High, Colorado C333 President Advisory
Class C333 Cast Senior Play C433 Freshman Reception C433 Senior Cabaret C433
Ad Board C433 Chairman Girls' Judicial Board C433 Vice-President A. S. A. H. S.
C433 Social Committee C433 Colorado.
GERALD DABOVICH-"Jerry," Star and Key C1, 2, 333 U. C.
KRUGER DUNBAR-"Senator." Class President C233 Advisory Board C333 Acorn
Stati' C333 Manager Acorn C433 Football C3, 433 Secretary A. S. A. H. S. C433 Sec-
retary Star and Key C433 Oak Leaf Staff C333 Boys' Judicial Board C433 Ways
and Means Committee C433 Cast Senior Cabaret C433 Manager Can-de-Sail C435
Class Secretary C233 Senior Orpheum C433 Stanford.
LUCILE EHRENBURG-"Snooks." Vice-President Class C1, 333 Girls' Judicial
Board C3, 433 President Advisory Class C433 Welfare Committee C433 Chairman
of Entertainment for Freshman Reception C433 Undecided.
GRACE MARION ELSTER-"Tyke." Class Editor C133 Vice-President Class C333
Secretary Girls' Judicial Board C3, 433 Ad Board C433 Secretary Girls' Asso-
ciation C433 Senior Advisory Committee C433 Chairman Welfare Committee C433
Senior Play C433 Cast Freshman Reception C433 President and Vice-President
Advisory C433 Acorn Staff C433 Oak Leaf Staff C433 Senior Orpheum C433 Star and
Key C1, 2, 3, 433 U. C.
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DOROTHY FIFER-"Dot." From San Jose High C415 Cast Senior Play C415 Vice-
President Girls' Association5 Publicity Manager French Club C415 Vice-President
Advisory C415 Stanford.
IIELEN FROMME-"Blonde." Stanford. .
WENDELL GAMMELL-"Wendy." From Oregon High C415 Undecided.
MYRTLE GANAHL-"Myrt." 'Secretary Advisory Class C215 War Service Committee
C215 Rowing Crew C315 Star and Key Treasurer C415 Advisory Class President
C415 Freshman Reception C415 Senior Advisory Committee C415 Medical College.
EDWINA GRAHAM-"Weenie." Secretary Advisory Class C215 President Advisory
Class C415 Star and Key C1, 2, 3, 415 Business.
HOWARD GRAY-"Lefty." Senior Play C415 Assistant Yell Leader C315 Basketball
C3, 415 Baseball C415 Football C3, 415 Track C415 U. C.
ELINOR GUTSCH-"EL" Secretary Class C115 Permanent Member Star and Key
Social Committee C415 Chairman Entertainment Committee C415 Freshman Re-
ception C415 Girls' Judicial Board C3, 415 Vice-President Advisory C415 Senior
Cabaret C415 Ad Board C415 Oak Leaf Staff C415 Acorn Staff C415 Secretary
Girls' Judicial Board C415 Vice-President Class C415 Senior Orpheum C415 U. C.
HENRY GUTTE-"Hen." Interclass Baseball C1, 2, 315 Interclass Basketball C1, 3,
415 Senior Cabaret C415 Senior Orpheum C415 Secretary A. S. A. H. S. C415 Ad
Board C415 Boys' Judicial Board C415 Ways and Means Committee C415 Mana-
ger Oak Leaf C415 Acorn Staff C415 U. C.
HAZEL HAEFNER-"Haze." Glee Club Cl, 2, 315 Tennis C3, 415 Sports and Pastimes
Committee C415 College.
THOMAS HALCROVt'-"Pinhead."- Secretary Class C1, 215 Advisory Baseball C115
Football C3, 415 Advisory President C415 Captain Advisory Baseball C415 Assistant
Yell Leader C415 Yell Leader C415 U. C.
GORDON HEID-Soccer C115 Military C1, 2, 3, 415 Tennis C1, 2, 3, 415 Shooting C315
Athletic Commissioner C415 U. C.
CHARLES HOPPS-"Silent." Track C115 Ad Board C1, 315 Football C2, 3, 415
Class Secretary C3, 415 Acorn Staff C2, 315 Senior Orpheum C315 Oak Leaf Staff
C415 Senior Play C415 U. C.
AILEEN HRUBANIK-"Ail." Rowing Squad C215 Senior Cabaret C415 Mills.
ERMYL HUNTER-"Ern." From Riverview Union High School C215 Member French
Club C415 Work5 U. C. later.
MELITA HUTT-"Letie." Ad Board C1, 3, 415 Vice-President Class C215 Glee
Club C415 Tennis C1, 215 Freshman Reception C415 Program Manager Senior
Cabaret C415 Jazz Band C415 President Advisory C315 Girls' Judicial Board C3, 415
Chairman Social Committee C415 Acorn Staff C415 Manager Senior Orpheum
C415 U. C.
HENRY JOACHIM-"Choke 'im." From Oakland Tech C415 Senior Football Team
ROBERT KIRKWOOD-"Robin the Nomad." From Fremont High C215 Winner
Military Prize Contest C415 University of Montana.
RUSSELL KNOWLAND-"Russ." Class President C1, 415 Ad Board C2, 415 Judi-
cial Board C3, 415 Chairman C415 President A. S. A. H. S. C415 Star and Key C1, 415
Oak Leaf Staff C315 Editor Acorn C415 Football C1, 415 Baseball C1, 2, 3, 415 Swim-
ming C215 Tribune Marathon Cl, 2, 3, 415 U. C.
GEORGE KNUDSEN-"Red." Interclass Basketball C2, 415 Tribune Marathon C215
Interclass Baseball C415 Senior Football Team C415 Cast Senior Cabaret C415 U. C.
SAIMA KOSKI-"Si." Star and Key C1, 2, 3, 415 Treasurer Star and Key C315 Editor
Star and Key C415 Editor Class C415 Secretary Welfare Committee C415 Corres-
ponding Secretary Girls' Association5 Senior Advisory Committee C415 Secretary
Advisory Class C315 President Advisory Class C415 Freshman Reception C415 U. C.
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ESTHER LANG-"Es," Tennis C2, 3, 433 Glee Club C3, 433 Sports and Pastimes Com-
mittee C2, 433 Basketball C433 Freshman Reception C433 Cast Senior Cabaret C433
High Senior Orpheum C433 Undecided.
ROBERT LOUGHLIN-"B0bby." Baseball C333 Manager Baseball C433 Senior Foot-
ball team C433 Advisory Baseball C433 Oak Leaf Staff C333 Associate Editor Oak
Leaf C433 Business.
ALEXANDER LOWE-"Taxi." Basketball C433 Senior Play C433 Interclass Basket-
ball C433 Interclass Baseball C433 Acorn Staff C433 Business.
KENNETH MALONE-'tKen." Assistant Stage Manager, Senior Playg U. C.
MARION MARTENS-Freshman Reception C433 U. C.
JOHN MCKEAN-"Goof, Ad Board C1, 333 President Class C233 President Star
and Key C333 Boys' Judicial Board C3, 433 Senior Orpheum C2, 433 Star and Key
C2, 3, 433 Cast Senior Cabaret C433 Stage Manager Senior Play C433 Manager Con-
cessions, Circus Day C433 Acorn Staff C433 Basketball C1, 2, 433 Baseball Cl, 2, 3,
433 Track C433 Manager Baseball Team C333 Football C1, 2, 3, 433-Winner Tilden
Punting Trophy C233 U. C. . 3
STEWART MENZIES-"SteW." Senior Play C433 Baseball C2, 3, 433 Basketball C3,
433 Class Secretary C433 Acorn Staff C433 U. C.
RUTH MILLER-Permanent Member Star and Key3 President Advisory Class C435
Sports and Pastimes Committee C433 Senior Cabaret C433 Freshman Reception
C433 Glee Club C433 U. C.
MARIE ONIONS-From Salt Lake High C333 Glee Club CC433 Freshman Reception
C433 French Club C433 U. C.
RICHARD ONIONS-From Ettlebruck High, Luxemburg C433 U. C. or Stanford.
FRANCES ORR-"Fritz." U. C.
EDWINA OSBORNE-"Ed." Class Editor C133 Acorn Staff C3, 433 Vice-President
Class C433 Cast'Senior Play C433 Girls' Judicial Board C433 Senior Advisory Com-
mittee C433 Social Committee C435 U. C.
ELWOOD PATTERSON-"Oscar." Cashier High School Bank C433 Business. ,
JOHN PHILPOTT-"Red." From Merced High C133 Military C2, 333 Orchestra C1, 2,
333 Tribune Marathon C2, 333 Assistant Yell Leader C333 Yell Leader C333 Acorn
Staff C333 Track C3, 433 Ad Board C433 Boys' Judicial Board C433 Senior Play
C433 Manager Chinese Opcretta C433 Track Captain C433 Wearer of Block "A"3
KATHRYN ROCK-"Conci." Glee Club C333 Social Committee C433 U. C.
IDA ROSS-"L" Glee Club C1, 2, 333 Ad Board C233 Tennis C3, 433 Senior Advisory
Committee C433 U. C.
DAVID SHARPSTEIN-"Calistogaf' From South Pasadena High School C233 Oak
Leaf Staff C433 Football C433 Ticket Manager Senior Play C433 Undecided.
CYRIL SMITH-"Cows." Baseball C133 Football C1, 2, 3, 433 Track Cl, 233 Basketball
C233 Class President C1, 2, 433 Ad Board C433 Boys' Judicial Board C3, 433
Chairman C433 Senior Play C433 Cast Senior Cabaret C433 Manager Circus Day
C433 Acorn Staff C433 Senior Orpheum C333 President A. S. A. H. S. C433 U. C.
GEORGE SMITH-".Grassy." Football C3, 433 Basketball C433 Tennis C433 Star and
Key C1, 3, 433 Oak Leaf Staff C433 U. C. '
CHRISTIAN SNEAD-"Chris." Secretary Class C333 President Class C333 Ad
Board C433 Manager Junior Prom C333 Senior Play C433 Boys' Judicial Board C433
Oak Leaf Staff C333 Senior Football C433 Star and Key C1, 2, 3, 433 Acorn Staff
C433 Military Cl, 2, 333 U. C.
COLBY TARLETON-"Tarleton." Secretary Class C233 President Class C333 Judicial
Board C433 Military C1, 2, 333 Gun Club C233 Swimming Cl, 2, 433 Swimming Cap-
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tain 623, Track 643, Football 61, 2, 43, Tribune Marathon 61, 2, 33, Jazz Band
62, 3, 43, Vaudeville 62, 3, 43, Block "A" 643, College of Hawaii.
DOROTHY TABOR-"Dot." Social Committee 623, Permanent Member Star and Key,
Glee Club 623, Ad Board 62, 43, Vice-President Class 633, Editor Class 633,
President Advisory Class 633, Girls' Judicial Board 643, Welfare Committee
643, Acorn Staff 633, Freshman Reception 643, Senior Play 643, Chinese Oper-
etta 643, President Girls' Association 643, U. C. and Art School.
EVEHETT 'THOMSON-Military 62, 33, Baseball 643, College.
HAROLD V1-ISPER-"lgnatz." Undecided.
LELAND VVADE-"l.ee." From Kemble Union High 613, Star and Key 61, 2, 3, 43,
President Star and Key 643, Editor Star and Key 643, Senior Play 6433 U. C.
ELAINE WALLEN-"Wally." Star and Key 63, 43, Ad Board 633, Vice-Presi-
dent Advisory Class 623, Secretary Advisory Class 62, 33, Sports and Pastimes
Committee 63, 43, Glee Club 61, 23, Assistant Manager Freshman Reception 643,
KENNETH WARD-"Ken." Military 61, 2, 3, 43, Assistant Secretary A. S. A. H. S.
643, Boys' "Judicial Board 643, Acorn Staff 643, Senior Play 643, Senior Cabaret
643, President Y. M. C. A. Bean Feeds 643, Senior Football Team 643, U. C.
3 T IS the 17th day of June, 1920, and the graduting class of the Alameda High
School is seated in the parlors of Madame Fortuna, the famous clairvoyant.
The room is dark save in the center where the fortune teller is bending over
a shining crystal. Suddenly the clear glass becomes clouded as a hushed
silence ensues, and the letters "1920" are seen plainly written in the ball.
The scene changes, and in the crystal appears a flower bedecked stage on which
stands about 65 girls and boys, each proudly holding something which looks very
much like a diploma tied with gold and white ribbon. Again the ball becomes
clouded, and this time in its midst is written "1935." Then is seen:
A village in Timbuctoo entirely peopled by brown-skinned natives. A second
glance shows a group of young cannibals being taught to sing psalms and read the
Bible by a fair haired missionary, whom we recognize as none other than Everett
Next is seen the glittering lights of a Broadway theatre, the sign boards ot' which
read, "The Divine Edwina, America's Sarah Bernhardt. Miss Osborne's 63rd week.
Standing room only."
Elwood Patterson, a noted traveling salesman, proudly displays his famous cold
cream whose label says, "Get rid of your freckles. Don't look like a turkey's egg.
Use Patterson's cold cream." Helen Lippardt, having just inherited a million dol-
lars, is his best customer, and buys two tons annually.
Hazel Haefner is seen busily teaching little Sandwiches in the Sandwich Islands
to shimmy. She is assisted by Leland Wade, who teaches the latest thing in hand
Stewart Menzies owns a most popular shop in Emeryville. Its sign is known to
everyone, and consists of three gilded balls.
Now a huge dance hall is beheld whose sign reads, "The New Arcadia-under
management of Kenneth Ward. Step in and hear our S100-a-night-all-girl-jazz-band."
"Stepping in" who is seen but Ida Ross at the piano, Marion Martens blowing vigor-
ously on a "sax," Ermyll Hunter fussing over a broken string on her banjo, Helen
Fromme beating the drums to death, while Thelma Burg plays coquettishly on a
time-worn "gazook." Some jazz band!
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Esther Lang is busily engaged in raising forget-me-nots on the banks of the
Amazon. Esther says it pays, too, because Norman Coryell, who is always appropri-
ately sending bouquets to certain young ladies, buys all she grows.
George Clark is a sailor. He has gone as far north as Alaska, and feels sure he
could have discovered the North Pole if Peary hadn't beaten him to it. '
Ruth Butterfield is the most popular school teacher -in the United States. She
doesn't believe in homework, never gives below a 2, -and demands no admit slips.
Colby Tarleton is recognized as head of Honolulu's most famous dress-making
establishment. Ratfia skirts are his specialty.
Dorothy Fifer is the founder of "Fifer,s Select School for Sub-Debs." Special
courses in "How to Obtain Young Men's Fraternity Pins," "How to Vamp Properly,"
and "How to Bluff in History." i
Tom Halcrow is the originator of an automobile which has proved even better
liked than the one-time popular Ford. It is now correct to drive a "Tin Tommy"
rather than an Elizabeth.
Lucile Ehrenberg is private secretary to one of Philadelphia's most famous
bankers. She is known as having the most beautiful sweaters that side of the
Rocky Mountains. '
Robert Kirkwood, Alexander Lowe, Charles Hopps and Wendall Gammell
formed a corporation with which they intend to become the Standard Oil's only
, Marie Onions is in Manchuria leading a "votes for women" campaign., As yet
we haven't heard of women's suffrage from that region, but where there's life there's
hope, and Marie is surely lively.
Gordon Heid is happily married. At this time he is the proud possessor of the
tennis championship of Bay Farm Island.
Edith Birbeck's dazzling smile is seen on the back of every magazine. The
words under the picture assure you that Colgatets is the only toothpaste.
Don Baron is known as the California poet, and in his velvet smock, Van'Dyke
beard and Windsor tie he looks the part.
Elinor Gutsch is living in France, where her string of admirers win for her the
title of "Europe's Golden Vampf' When she tires of juggling with hearts, she comes
to Hollywood where she has a standing contract with the "Sheza Bara Film Co."
All the world is crazy over John Philpott's violin playing. He is a second Fritz
Kreisler, but in spite of his fame comes back to the old A. H. S. every year to give
the students a treat.
Frances Orr, Ruth Miller and Virginia Burkhardt are all happily married. The
crystal refuses to show the faces of their respective husbandsy '
Kenneth Malone is chief electrician at the Columbia, Oakland, where he receives
many shocks watching the chorus girls perform.
Melita Hutt, before her marriage to an English Duke, traveled in Egypt, where
she was greatly interested in discovering the identity of the Sphinx.
Al Brooks is on the Orpheum Circuit, successfully demonstrating Feist songs.
Grace-Marion Elster has the regulation author's garret in New York. Occasion-
ally magazines such as "Snappy Stories," "Police Gazette," etc., buy a story by way
of encouragement, but between times she lives on toothpicks and watery
Christian Snead is America's best loved movie star. His slick hair is said by
numerous old-timers to resemble that of the one time popular matinee idol, Wally
Myrtle Ganahl is a very successful kindergarten teacher. Perhaps her experi-
ence in the 1920 Freshman Reception is responsible for her success.
Gerald Daborvich is assistant professor of U. S. history in the University of
Kokklvitjkschio, situated in Northern Siberia.
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Edwina Graham and Elaine Wallin are joint owners of a sandwich shop which
has completely taken the after-the-dance-or-show trade from Hamburger Joe's.
Cyril Smith sells more buttons than anybody else in the notion department at
Jake Goldstein's second hand store. One look into his blue eyes and the girls simply
have to buy anything he shows them. Across the aisle Henry Joachim has a busy
time selling pink shirts.
Melba Curwin is happily married and living in Nebraska with her farmer
"Leap Year Methods de Luxe" is the title of this season's best seller. It is netting
quite a fortune for its authoress, Rae Cochrane.
Henry Gutte has surplanted Rube Goldberg in the favor of all Americans. His
characterization of his high school days rival Goldberg's famous "Boob McNutt"
George Knudsen is a barber in Russia, where he has started a fad for smooth
faces. Needless to say he is doing a "Russian" business.
Pavlowa having become too aged to perform, Aileen Hrubanik has fallen heir
to her list of admirers.
Bob Laughlin is America's most idolized ball player. The Giants and the White
Sox fight an annual battle for his services on their respective teams.
Dorothy Tabor has a huge studio in New York where she paints the wonderful
pictures of cats and flowers which have made her name famous as far west as
The crystal now shows a crowded court room. The jury has just brought forth
the verdict of "not guilty," while the crowd goes crazy with joy, and surges forward
to congratulate upon winning his 23rd case, America's most famous criminal lawyer,
Saima Koski is still maintaining her reputation for brilliancy. She has just
written an essay on the Ulmpeccability and Mollification of Ligniperdons in
Uruguay," which is very popular with the debutant set.
Mary and Louise Bajuk own a huge millinery shop in Pittsburg. They specialize
in copying Paris hats, and the copies are so good they can't be told from the originals.
Howard Gray is thought to be a serious rival of De Palma, although Charles
Couchot in his Ford twin-eight is a close second.
Enid Boyce is happily married. Her biscuits are the delight of her friends, who
make it a point to drop in about supper time.
Kathryn Rock is New Orleans' favorite society leader. She has a reputation of
being able to drink more pink lemonade than anyone south of Mason-Dixon's line.
From New Orleans the scene now shifts to Milpitas, Cal., where a building
bearing the sign "The Milpitas Blabber" is seen. Looking through the window we
see Russ Knowland writing editorials in support of Senator Dunbar, who, it is
rumored, is about to receive the nomination for Governor, on the Anti-Everything
And then comes a sight which brings tears to the eyes of almost every female
member of the Class of June '20. It is the image of Harold Vesper, the "pride of
Alameda." He is in the hands of cannibals, and about to be put in the pot for supper.
However, rather than receive such a death at their hands, he suddenly plucks a
collar button from out of his shirt, and commits suicide by swallowing this.
The picture fades. The class stares at the ball with amazed faces as each heaves
a sigh of relief. Then once again the crystal shines brightly, and, traced in shining
red, the class reads the words, "The best of luck to each one of you!"
G. M. E., June '20.
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9' T WAS with some trepidation, we must admit, that we, the dauntless class
of' December 1920, first entered through the shining portals of A. H. S. in
At our first and joyous class meeting we elected the following officers:
President ....................,......,.................,............ Clifford Traphagen
Vice-President ..........i.,........ ......,.,. E ugene Sommers
Secretary .............,..............o ,..... ........... D o rothy Carter
Administrative Board ........,. ............ L enore Paul
Administrative Board ............................i.,.......,..... Ernest Dunbar
During our very first month we held a rip-snorting hot-dog, pie and cake sale
for the noble purpose of buying our page in the "Acorn," Some of our members
assisted in the Senior Vaudeville, indeed a unique honor. A member of our class
took 454 points at the A. C. A. L. Track Meet, a thing few Freshmen have ever done.
In our Sophomore year we were victorious over the Freshman Class in the
many events of' the annual Tie-Up. The eminent picnic we gave at Redwood Peak
one beautiful summer evening is well remembered by many of our class.
We became Juniors and purchased our class pins, the prettiest and most dis-
tinctive then on the market. As High Juniors we gave the Prom, the success of
which created a widespread sensation throughout the city. It was the best attended
Prom ever held. On Circus Day we glorified ourselves again by surpassing all expec-
tations of good results on a hot dog sale.
At last we have reached the longed for state of Seniorhood.
The officers for this term are:
President .................. .............. L loyd Combs
Vice-President ........ ......... M abel Linderman
Secretary ............................ .......... G arland Bunker
Editor .....................,............... ........,.... V erna Greely
Administrative Board .....,,. ...........,,........ D oris King
Administrative Board ..,.................,............. Frederick de Bez-na
The girls gave the customary reception to the Freshmen, carrying out, however,
a George and Martha Washington idea in the program and decorations, which the
late start in the term enabled them to do. Now turn to the crowning glory of our
career, the Senior Play. Was not the "Admirable Crichton" grand? It was the
most difficult play ever acted by students of the A. H. S.
We are nearing the end of our bright and sparkling career, having but one more
term left. Many important things may happen in that time in which we will take
active part, but they cannot be herein recorded. Here's hoping that we do so well
that the school cannot help but cherish our memory fondly, as we shall cherish its.
M. S., Dec. '20.
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Bernice Borchert Ernest Dunbar Ruth Jenkins Lloyd Combs
Edward Kollmyer Mabel Linderman Fred Linderman Dorothy Anderson
Doris King Garland Bunker Reine Roy ' Clifford Traphagen
Doretta Remmers Hector McLean Hazel Burmeister
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Lillian Sa5ord Roger Sturtevant Salome Whitlow Clark Spence
Evan Gilham Vivian Salomon William Howell
Mabel Munn Marion Powell Wanda Banning Allan Meuter
Edith Bei-beck Alvin Malm ' '
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Ives Deetken Maybelle Carpenter Hubert 'Carter Ruth Howard
Verna Greeley Louis Finke Mildred Bowen Frederick De Bema
Jacob Grossman Antoinette O'Brien Annette Brandes Helen Brown
Doris Varcoe John Paul Isabelle Rhodes
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Miriam Graves Norman Winslow Elaine Wallen
Marjorie Spencer Lillian Smith Tlieo Larsen
Aurelia Wuerz Lloyd Watson Alyce Povey
Garret McGlew Edna Pennock
DOROTHY ANDERSON-"Dot." Ad Board C1, 433 Glee Club C133 Class Editor C233
Vice-President of Class C233 Prom Committee C333 Judiciary Board C3, 433 Fresh-
man Reception C433 Senior Play C4333 Permanent member Star and Keyg U. C.
WANDA BANNING+"Wanda." Tennis C133 Star and Key C1, 2, 433 U. C.
BERNICE BORCHERT-"Bern." Swimming C133 Tennis C333 Glee Club C333 Vice-
President Class C333 Junior Prom Committee C333 Secretary-Treasurer Advisory
Class C333 Freshman Reception C433 Senior Play C433 Acorn Staff C433 Senior
Orpheum C433 U. C.
ANNETTE BRANDES-"Nattua." Freshman Reception C433 Senior Play C433 U. C.
GARLAND BUNKER-"Bunkf' President Class C233 Secretary Class C233 Judiciary
Board C433 Stage Manager Senior Play C433 Football C333 Business.
HAZEL BURMEISTER-"Sadie." U. C.
LLOYD COMBS-"Slim." Acorn Statf C1, 2, 3, 433 Second Lieutenant Military C333
First Lieutenant Military C333 Manager Junior Prom C333 Class President C433
Assistant Manager Oak Leaf C433 Manager Senior Play C433 Boys' Judiciary
Board C433 Art School.
FREDERICK DE BERNA-"Bright Eyes." Star and Key C133 Ad Board C433 Senior
Play C433 U. C.
LOYIS FINKE-t'Loydie." Tennis3 U. C.
ERNEST DUNBAR-"Snick." Ad Board C133 Football C333 Acorn Staff C433 Oak
Leaf C433 Senior Vaudeville C133 Senior' Play C433 U. C.
HYMAN FISCHER-"Heine" Swimming C1, 233 Football C2, 333 U. C.
EVAN GILHAM-"Unconscious" Davis Farm.
MIRIAM GRAVES-t'Snookie." Star and Key C133 Swimming C133 Freshman Recep-
tion C433 Senior Play C433 Mills College.
VERNA GREELEY-"cm-ea1.'3 Debating C133 Tennis C133 Swimming C133 Class
Editor C233 Sports and Pastimes Committee C3, 433 NVelfare Committee C335 Star
and Key C1, 2, 3, 433 Senior Play C433 U. C.
JACOB GROSSMAN-"Jake." Tribune Marathon C2, 333 Interclass sports3 Senior
Play C433 U. C.
RUTH HOWARD-"Ruthie" Swimming C133 Tennis C133 Freshman Reception C433
U. C. 3
WILLIAM HOWELL-"Bil1." Boys' Glee Club C233 Liberty Loan Campaign Speaker
C233 Editor Oak Leaf C433 Acorn Staff C433 Business.
RUTH JENKINS-"Ruthie" Senior Play C1, 433 Freshman Reception C433 U. C.
DORIS KING-"Dot." Glee Club C133 Star and Key C1, 233 Class Secretary C233 Ad
Board C3, 433 Junior Prom Committee C333 Girls' Judiciary Board C433 Freshman
Reception C433 Senior Play C433 U. C.
EDWARD KOLLMYER-"Ed" Class President C233 Ad Board C133 Swimming C133
Tribune Marathon C133 Football C1, 2, 333 U. C.
FRED LINDERMAN-"Lindy." Swimming C2, 333 Football C333 Ad Board C333 As-
sistant Manager Senior Play C433 Junior Prom C333 U. C.
MABEL LINDERMAN-"Ruthie.' Class Secretary C2, 333 Prom Committee C333
Vice-President Girls' Association C433 Vice-President Class C433 Freshman Re-
ception C433 Senior Play C433 Swimming C233 Mills College.
THEO LARSEN-"Teddy." Glee Club C1, 2, 3, 433 Star and Key Cl, 2, 3, 433 Fresh-
man Reception C433 Baseball, Tennis3 Normal School.
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ALVIN MALM-"Cotton," Tribune Marathon 1255 Senior Football Team 1455 Cast
Senior Play 1455 Manager 1455 Undecided.
ALLAN MEUTER-"Mudhen." Baseball 1455 Undecided.
MABEL MUNN-Swimming 1155 Rowing 1155 Freshman Reception 1455 U. C.
ANTOINETTE O'BRIEN-"Tony." Tennis 1255 Assistant Manager Oak Leaf 1355
Acorn Staff 1455 College.
JOHN PAUL-"Johnnie," Entered from Lick-Wilmerding 1355 Baseball 1455 Unde-
EDNA PENNOCK-"Ed." Permanent Member Star and Key5 Swimming 1155 Acorn
Staff 1455 Art School.
ALYCE POUEY-"Frenchy." Glee Club 1155 Permanent Member Star and Key5
President French Club 1455 Basketball, Tennis, Rowing Swimmingg Atllliatcd
MARlON,POWELL-Tennis, Swimming5 Business.
MURIEL QUACK-"Duckie." Entered from New York 1355 U. C.
DORETTA REMMERS-"Doe." Secretary-Treasurer Advisory Class 1255 Permanent
Member Star and Key5 Acorn Staff 1455 Senior Play 1455 Art School.
ISABELLA RHODES-"Issac." Swimming 1155 Tennis 1155 Mills College.
MARJORIE ROGERS--"Midge." Swimming 1155 Munson's Business College.
PAUL ROSEN-"Rosie," Secretary Class 1255 Orchestra 11, 2, 3, 455 Assistant Mana-
ger Prom 1355 Swimming 1455 Business.
LILLIAN SAFFORD--"Lil." Entered from Los Angeles High. Permanent Member
Star and Key.. Secretary-Treasurer Advisory Class 1455 Freshman Reception
1455 U. C.
MARJORIE SPENCER-"Madge.', Tennis 1155 Swimming 1155 Sports and Pastimes
Committee 1355 Manager Freshman Reception 1455 Assistant Editor Oak Leaf
1455 Assistant Editor Acorn 1455 U. C.
ROGER STURTEVANT-"Sturdy," Senior Play5 Undecided. I
CLIFFORD TRAPHAGEN-"Trappie." Class President 11, 355 Ad Board 1355 Boys'
Judicial Board 1455 Football 12, 3, 455 Wearer Block "A" and Gold Football5 U.'C.
DORIS VARCOE-"Doe." Rowing 1255 Star and Key 13, 455 Normal.
LLOYD WATSON--"Watt," Ad Board 11, 35 Star and Key 12, 455 President 1455
Tennis 1355 Acorn Staff 1455 U. C.
SALOME WHITLOW-"Lomie." Freshman Reception 1455 Senior Play 1455 U. C.
NORMAN WINSLOW-"Dutch." Inter-Class Basketball 1255 Swimming 13, 455
Senior Play 1455 U. C.
AURELIA WUERZ-"Ree." Vice-President Class 1255 Ad Board 1355 Freshman Re-
ception 1455 Senior Play 1455 U. C:
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Last Will and Testament
HE CLASS of December 1920, of the Alameda High School, City of Alameda,
State of California, in the name of my guardian, Mr. Weller, being sound of
mind and memory, and not acting under any compulsion or coercion what-
ever, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testa-
ment, and do dispose of my possessions in the manner following, that is to
First-I do bequeath my earnest appreciation of the efforts of the faculty in
bringing my intellect to its present high standard.
Second-I donate my superabundance of first sections and high scholarship in
general to the classes to follow.
Third-I do direct that all my worldly possessions be individually disposed of in
the following manner:
Dot Anderson's giggle to Mr. Nickerson.
George Allison's modest book reports to the 8 o'clock English classes, to insure
Gorgornia's smile to Alice Watson.
Wanda Banning's "gentle" C21 indication of merriment to Miss Lewis.
Isabel Bickford's "rowdyism" to Louise Guttc.
Bernice Borchert's side hair to Helen Maltesta.
Mildred Bowen's canine friends, each to a friendly home, her utter exclusiveness
to writers of this document after publicationg and her love of Shelley to the 19th
Century Authors Class.
Annette,Brandes' forehead curl to Mr. Daniels.
Hazel Burmeister's hilarity to Joe Fuller.
Helen Buttler's gentility to wayward Sophs.
Garland Bunker's springing gait to Paul Cohen.
Mabel Carpenter's frivolity to Helen Faull.
Lloyd Comb's "Stutz" to Olive Merle.
Frederick De Berna's ring to Elvira Thien.
Ernest Dunbar's happy visage to all in need.
Loyis Finke's wlillowy form to those who have worked hard in gym.
Hyman Fischer's energy to Ed Buckley. A
Evan Gilham's superabundance of self-esteem to the Journalism class.
Miriam Graves' dreaminess to the math classes.
Verna Greeleyls ones to William Brooks.
Jacob Grossman's motorcycle to Kenneth Baehr.
Ruth Howard's choice language to Mr. Morgan.
Bill Howell's early rising habit to Miss Beach.
Ruth Jenkin's dancing ability to Rowland Danly.
Doris King's curls to Doris Weaver. p
Ed Kollmyer's hat-tipping habit to some of Zingg's patrons.
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Fred Linderman's meek and refined ways to Wilbur Hitchcock.
Mabel Linderman's smiling countenance to the faculty after ex week.
Theo Larsen's genial spirit to Roland Federspiel.
Alec Lowe's complexion to any love-lorn girl, and his camera dodging trait to
Wallace Reid. I
Alvin Malm's diminutiveness to Merwin Rich.
Garret McGlew's twinkling voice to the Girls' Glee Club.
Esther Montelius' coquetishness to Beatrice Almond.
Mabel Munn's aggressiveness to Otto Rittler.
Antoinette 0'Brien's Barber Shop game to the Old Ladies' Home.
Edna Pennock's condoling sympathy to Miss Grinnell.
Alyce Pouey's linguistic genius to the foreign language classes.
Muriel Quack's voice to Alta Wilkinson.
Doretta Rcmmers' eternal immaculateness to St. Peter.
I Isabella Rhodes' timidity to the fellows when they are getting their block "A's"
and class numerals.
Lillian SafI'ord's elderly ways to the Laughlin sisters.
Marjorie Spencer's mathematical ability to Daniel Swett.
Roger Sturtevant's pink slips to the next,circus for advertising space.
Cliff Traphagen's dress suit to King Rodda.
Everett Thompson's wavy locks to Mr. Minium.
Doris Varcoe's wild ways to Evelyn Fisher.
Lloyd Wats0n's silken velvet tongue to the future history classes.
Salome Whitlow's peachy complexion to the Pond Vanishing Cream Company.
Norman Winslow's list of friends to Frank Pennock.
Aurelia Wuerz's stability to Alice Hansen.
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. J. F., June '23.
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I Paul Sanson
High Junior Class
OFFICERS OF FALL TERM 1919
President .................................... Ted Halton
Vice-President .................... Lois Littlefield
Secretary .................................. Clyde Zirbel
Class Representative ........ Evelyn Fischer
Class Representative ............ Paul Sanson
OFFICERS OF SPRING TERM 1920
President ................................ Dave Arneson
Vice-President .................... Helen Maltesta
Secretary .................................... Billy Moran
Class Representative ........ Irma Martinoni
Class Representative ...... Clilford Phillips
Editor ........... . ........................ Ruth Fortman
Electing officers and selecting class pins were the important events of our Low
Our High Junior Term was started in a successful way by the election of the
above class oflicers. A candy sale increased the finances of the class, but our most
important event was the Junior Prom, which was made such a success under the
management of Dave Arneson.
R. F., June 21.
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Low Jumor Class
OFFICERS FALL TERM, 1919 OFFICERS SPRING TERM, 1920
President .................................. Colvin Elliot President ...................... Hamilton Anderson
Vice-President .......................... Helen Faull Vice-President .................... Helen Cathrall
Secretary .......,..... ....... E lizabeth Vaughn Secretary .............. ............. C olvin Elliot
Ad Board ......... ................ O live Merle Ad Board ......... .................. A da Burrell
Ad Board .............................,.......... Jack Lum Ad Board ....,................... Hamilton Gamble
Editor .................................. Margaret Miner
At a recent meeting the Low Juniors selected their class pins, and they think
them original and distinctive. Plans are now under way for a Low and High Junior
This class is about the peppiest one in the school. Ever since its Freshman
year unusual activity has been shown. The class wishes to thank its present advisor,
Mr. Carpenter, for the interest he has taken in all our activities. In' later years we
shall be proud to say we belonged to the Class of Dec. '21, M. M., Dec. '21.
Margaret Miner , Hamilton Gamble Ada Burrell
E lj 2 H f U I n Page Thirty-three
Harry Akesson Estelle Jochumsen Hamlin Ashley
High Sophomore Class
OFFICERS FALL TERM, 1919
President .............................. Hamlin Ashley
Vice-President .............. Estelle Jochumsen
Secretary .............................. Richard Heinz
Class Representative ...... Dorothy Pollard
Class Representative .......... Lester Brown
Editor ............................ Clark Chamberlain
OFFICERS SPRING TERM, 1920
President .............................. Harry Akesson
Vice-President ................ Dorothy Whalley
Secretary .............................. Hamlin Ashley
Class Representative ............ Ruth Buckley
Class Representative..Clark Chamberlain
Editor ...................................... Allen Walker
This is the Victory Class, and we are carrying that spirit right through school
with us. We have not a large class, as numbers go, but we are well represented
wherever you find anything doing. Many of Alameda High's best track athletes are
members of our class. Many of us are in the Star and Key, and our ranks are oon-
stantly dwindling as a result of advancement of our members to higher classes.
A. W., June '22.
Richard Heinz Dorothy Whalley Clarke Chamberlain
Stuart Hieronymous Betty Allen Norman Ackley
Low Sophomore Class
OFFICERS FALL TERM, 1919 OFFICERS SPRING TERM, 1920
President .................... Stuart Hieronymous President .................... Stuart Hieronymous
Vice-President .............. Annabel Gardiner Vice-President .,........................ Betty Allen
Secretary ................ ........... K enneth Spear Secretary .....,...................... Norman Ackley
Editor .............. .......... E ugene Jackson Editor .................... Courtney de Colmesnil
Ad Board .............................. Dorothy Blake Ad Board .............................. Dorothy Blake
Ad Board ...................... Worden Cornelius Ad Board .................. Francis Chamberlain
The ofllcers of the Fall term were well chosen, and their administration proved
a great success. Many events were planned, and a picnic was given in the early
part of the term.
This term the above Low Sophomore oflicers were elected, and plans for a class
dance and picnic are well under way. On "Old Clothes Day" the Sophs turned out
and showed a great deal of spirit. C. de C., Dec. '22.
Courtney de Colmesnil Kenneth Spear Annabel Gardiner
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Carlton Wichman Jean McCaw Julian Dickey
H zgh Freshman Class
OFFICERS OF FALL TERM, 1919 OFFICERS OF SPRING TERM, 1920
President .............................,.... Merwin Rich President .....,.................. Carlton Wichman
Vice-President .......... Virginia Silverstone Vice-President ........................ Jean McCaw
Secretary ...................................... Jack Dyer Secretary ........,....... ........ J ulian Dickey
Ad Board ..........,.................., Julian Dickey Ad Board ............. ............. I lva Fifer
Ad Board .......,........................ Ruth Thomas Ad Board .....................,.......... Merwin Rich
During our Low Freshman term we entered into High School activities in a
manner that showed we had the true class spirit. In interclass Rugby we defeated
the Sophs, although later being defeated by the Seniors. During this same term we
held a very successful class party.
This term the most important event was our participation in Old Clothes Day,
allied with the Seniors. It was due in large measure to the spirit shown by the mem-
bers of our class that the Frosh-Senior combination was able to win the day.
R. R., June '23.
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Merwin Rich - E Virginia Silverstone mek Dyer
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Joseph Egan ' Flora Wheeler Roy Snow
Low Freshman Class
President .............. I1 ......................,.............. ............. J oseph Egan
Vice-President ........ ....... F lora Wheeler
Secretary ......................... .......... R oy Snow
Editor ................................... ................... A dra Eaton'
Administrative Board ........ .... ..........,....... G w in Pippino
Administrative Board .................................... Arthur Rundstrum
We, the Class of December, 1913, have made a fine start in Alameda High School.
VVc have held two enthusiastic meetings which were very well attended. At the
first meeting an able corps of officers were electedg while at the second meeting the
general business of the class was discussed, and plans were made for an active part
in student activities. With a true spirit of loyalty we hope to win for our school
new victories and laurels.
Gwin Pippino Arthur Knudstrum Adra Eton .
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Associated Students g
President ................... ......................,.............. R ussell Knowland
Vice-President .......... ............ Marian Linderman
Secretary ................................................... ................ H enry Gutte
HE SEMESTER August-December, 1919, was an active one for all con-
cerned. A great deal was accomplished financially, socially, and in the line
of athletics. At the first of the term the Administration outfitted the Rugby
team with new uniforms. Whenfihe season, wasghalf over, the Oakland
schools formed a league of their own, leaving Alameda in a position where
she must either wait for about a month before playing any games, or else take u,p
the American game. She chose the latter course, necessitating the outfitting of a
new team with another new set of uniforms.
The compulsory student dues system, which has been in effect since the spring
term of 1918, was enforced strictly, and only those who could not afford to pay
were exempted. To stimulate the early payment of student dues, a dansant was
held at Porter School. The admittance price was ten,cents and a ,student card, and
judging from the crowd that was there, one would say that the system of having
to hold at student card in order to partake in student activities had worked.
Among the many other activities of the term were "Tag Day,"r on' which tags
were sold for the purpose of helping to outfit the American team, and "Sirkus Day."
About S200 was cleared on 'Tag Day," while "Sirkus Day" netted-8106s There were
also several ffmoviesf' when the High School' movingrpicture' machine was used,
and several other dansants. '
Student Body meetings were held every third Wednesday between the second
and third periods. The attendance was good and the meetings peppy. Order was
kept during meetings through the aid of the Boys' and Girls' Judiciary Boards.
The term was also a success financially. Starting the semester with barely
enough money to cover the bills on hand, the Administration prospered, and at the
end of its term of office left a surplus of over S200 and no outstanding bills.
A. 0'B., Dec. '20.
Cyril Smith Melba Curwin Kruger Dunbar
, President ................ ......................... ......... C y ril Smith
Vice-President .......... .................. ........ M e lba Curwin
Secretary ................................................................ Kruger Dunbar
HE services of several prominent men who gave interesting lectures at the
Student Body meetings were procured by President Smith. Students will
long remember the song entitled, "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," which
was taught by J. A. McCarthy, War Camp Community Service leader.
The meetings were held regularly and were well attended. The Ala-
meda High School Jazz Band furnished the .music and entertainment. Due to the
enthusiasm and earnestness of Tommy Halcrow, yell leadergand to the co-operation
of the Student Body, a greatimprovement was made in the rooting. The fellows
were advised to stop stamping and whistling, and to expend their energies in yell-
ing and applauding. A new yell, called "Whispering A-l-a" was introduced.
A paper drive was held in order to pay for a great deal of athletic goods bought
by the administration for this term and next. This drive was ably managed by Dave
Sharpsteen. , .. l A
This term the big event was "Old Clothes Day," managed by the Boys' Judiciary
Board. It was the biggest and best "Old Clothes Day" ever held, due to the way the
students backed up the Board, and tothe spirit they showed in helping to make the
day a success. I, g
The Administration' this term was 'wellpbacked up by the Student Body, and it
is only through thisiunity and co-operation that the term has been such a success.
' ' ' U ,Q I A. 0'B., Dec. '20.
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Top row Cleft to rightl-Sanson, Hutt, Merle, Noyes, Snead
Center row-Thomas, Fischer, Tabor, Elster, Curwin, Wuerz, Anderson'
Front row-Gutte, Linderman, Knowland
President ................. ....................,..................... R . Knowland
Vice-President ....... .............. .....,... M a rion Linderman
Secretary ............. ......... ..........,......... H e nry Gutte
Members at Large
Clifford Traphagen Cyril Smith
Melba Curwin Grace Elster
Melita Hutt Dorothy Anderson
Audrey Durst ..........
Fred Linderman ........ ....
Chris Snead ............
Paul Sansome .,......
Jack Lum ................
Lester Brown ........
Warden Cornelius ...........
Jean Dickey ................ .....,.... L OW
Senior ......... ........
Senior ......... .
J un1or ...v..... .......
J unlor ......... ........
Soph .......... ......,.
Soph .......... ..,....
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Frosh ........., .......
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Page Forty-Iwo E b 2 Q f U t n
'l'np row Cleft to right!-Snead. Gutte, Knowland
'l'hird row-Fifer, Buckley, Tabor, Burrell, King
Second row-Rich, De Berna. Gamble, Gutsch, Martinoni, Hutt, Noyes, Burg, Rundstrom, Phi 1 s
Front row-Dunbar, Curwin, Smith
President .............. .........,.i......... ............ C y ril Smith
Vice-President ........ ........ M elba Curwin
Secretary .......... ...,. .......... K r uger Dunbar
Members at Large
R. Knowland M. Hutt'
H. Gutte E. Gutsch
C. Snead .........
F. deBerna ...,...
C. Phillips ...........
H. Gamble ................
C. Chamberlain ..........
F. Chamberlain ........ ,
M. Rich .....................
A. Rundstrom .........
Junior ........ ......... I . Martinoni
Junior ......... ....,..,. A . Burrell
Soph ........... ....,..,. R . Buckley
Soph ...i....... ,,....... D . Blake
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Top row Cleft torightj-McKean, Ward, Gutte, Traphagen, Dunbar, Tarleton, Malm
Front row-Smith, Snead, Knowland
Boys' Judiciary Board
HE TERM August-December, 1919, was not marked by a great many Boys'
Judiciary Board activities, but the manner in which these few activities
were handled is deserving of all the credit that can be given. Toward the
beginning of the term a very successful dansant was managed by the
"Circus Day," the crowning event of the term, was given under the auspices of
the Boys' Board. "Circus Day" was a new and a large undertaking, and the way in
which it was handled certainly bespeaks praise for the Board. 'Special credit is
due to Cyril Smith, Chairman of the Board, who managed the day.
The members of the Boys' Board for the term ending December, 1919,, were:
C. Smith, Chairman, M. C. Hopps, H. Gutte, R. Knowland, A. Durst, R. Bailey, J.
McKean, S. Baum, C. Snead, C. Traphagen and L. Smith.
During the present term the Board has also been very successful. The first
matter brought before the Board was the question of smoking on the school grounds
during school hours. Through the influence of the board this was stopped without
any trouble. The main event that the present board handled was "Old Clothes Day."
It was a very strenuous "Old Clothes Day," the "biggest and best ever," and much
credit must be given the Boys' Board' for the way it was managed.
The members of this term's board are as follows: R. Knowland, Chairman, C.
Traphagen, L. Combs, K. Dunban, K. Ward, J. McKean, C. Snead, H. Gutte, C. Smith,
A. Malm and C. Tarleton. I H. GL, June '20.
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Girls" Judiciary Board
. Hli Girls' .ludicial Board is composed of High Senior, Low Senior and High
I Junior girls, elected by the Administrative Board for a period of one sem-
ester. Last term the members were: Melba Curwin, Melita Hutt, Elinor
Gutsch, Dorothy Tabor, Artha Bartels, Dorothy Anderson, Lueile Ehren-
berg, lidwina Osborne, and .luna Judson, with Marion Linderman as Chair-
man and Grace Marion Elster as Secretary.
The duties of the Board were carried out with great success, and in addition they
gave to the Boys' Judiciary Board. to the Senior boys, and to the men members of
the faculty, a luncheon that was thoroughly enjoyed by all, and that helped to pro-
mote school spirit. The Girls' Judiciary Board also played an important part in the
A. Il. S. Sirkus in which the girls had a fortune-telling booth.
This term the members ot' the Board are: Grace-Marion lilster, Thelma Burg,
Melita llutt, Lucile lihrenberg, Dorothy Anderson, Doris King, Dorothy Tabor, and
Irma Martiuoni, with Melba Curwin as Chairman, Elinor Gutsch as Secretary, and
Miss Haworth as faculty advisor.
Many plans are being made for the future, among them being one for a dansaut.
The Board has done everything possible to promote a feeling ot' co-operation among
the girls ot' the Alameda lligh School, and has become an important feature in the
school. We hope it will always be as successful in the future as it has been in the
past, and that it will always receive the heartiest support from the Student Body.
E. G., June '20,
G D 8 Q c U I U Page Forty-ffve
Harriet Warnecke Mabel Linderman Grace Marion Elster Florence Barry
The fall term has proved a very successful one under President Harriet
Warnecke. At the first meeting of the new term the following committees were
appointed by the president:
THE SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE, which is to aid and give advice to all
THE WELFARE COMMITTEE, whose duty it is to look after the welfare of
the girls and the association as a whole.
THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE, which furnishes the entertainment for each meeting.
THE SPORTS AND PASTIME COMMITTEE, which encourages athletics among
the girls by starting teams of swimming, tennis, baseball, and basketball.
The first event was the Freshman Reception, held at Porter School, which proved
a success. After the program, under the management of Thelma Burg, the rest of
the afternoon was devoted to dancing.
A set of resolutions on simplicity of dress was adopted by the girls in one of
the meetings. Then, through the Welfare Committee, "Dime for a Dolly" tags were
sold in order to raise money to send to Belgium to purchase dolls for the children's
Christmas. In the letter of thanks received afterwards in acknowledgement, it
stated that as the money was sufficient to feed and clothe an orphan, it had gone for
the purpose of adopting a war orphan, so now the Girls' Association is busy getting
clothes together for its newly adopted ward.
One of the most important functions of the term was a Sunset Supper given on
the beach at Bay Farm Island. Almost all of the girls attended and took part in the
games, especially the baseball game between the women faculty and the girls.
At one of our meetings Miss Irene Williamson, a graduate of the Alameda High
School, gave us an interesting talk on the activities of Mills College. At a later
meeting Miss Marion Mitchell, who served several years as a war worker in France,
gave an interesting account of her experiences there. Miss Mitchell is also a graduate
of the Alameda High School.
D. T., June '20.
Page Forty-.fix E b g Q f U t n
Dorothy Tabor Dorothy Fifer Thelma Burg Saima Koski
The first meeting of the term was presided over by Harriet Warnecke, the retir-
ing president, and afterwards turned over to the ,new president, Dorothy Tabor, who
appointed the committees for the term's work.
The first social event was the Freshman Reception, managed by Marjorie Spencer,
with its usual good program, followed by dancing. An exhibition of 'clothing for
Jeanne, our adopted war orphan, was held in the girls' rest room for several days.
The girls have certainly shown the "right spirit" and given most generously. The
Welfare Committee was responsible for the packing and shipping of the clothing
for little Jeanne. They have also had a couple of pictures framed for the girls' rest
room, and are planning various other things. The Social Committee has organized
a Girls' Jazz Band and is planning to give a party in the future for the Girls' Asso-
ciation. The Sports and Pastime Committee has organized tennis, swimming and
baseball teams. D. T., June '20.
President ............... ............................................ D orothy Tabor
Vice-President ......... ......... D orothy Fifer
Secretary ..........,........... ........... T helma Burg
Recording Secretary ......... ........ S aima Koski
K b g S t U t n Page Forty-:wen
Lloyd Watson Myrtle Ganahl Ringer Kemble
Star and Key
The officers of the Star and Key Society are: Lloyd Watson, President, Theo
Larsen, Vice-President, Ringer Kemble, Secretary, Myrtle Ganahl, Treasurer,
Leland Wade, Editor.
The ofiicers for last term were: Leland Wade, President, Theo Larsen, Vice-
President, Donald Newmeyer, Secretary, Myrtle Ganahl, Treasurer, Saima Koski,
In addition to its regular activities, the Society has been collecting soldier letters,
and putting them into a scrap book as a history of the Great War. A movie show,
featuring Marguerite Clark in "Come Out of the Kitchen," was given to raise money
for the scholarship fund. The Star and Key also conducted a story contest for the
"Acorn," offering a prize of 383.00 to the best, and 32.00 to the next best original
story written by an Alameda High School student. L. W., June '20.
Leland Wade Theo Larsen Donald Newmeyer
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Alyce Pouey Reine Roy Maybelle Carpenter
French Clu b
THE FRENCH CLUB
President .............. ................. A lyce Pouey Cor.-Secretary .............. Estelle Jochumsen
Vice-President ............................ Reine Roy Publicity Manager .............. Dorothy Fifer
Sec.-Treas ................... Maybelle Carpenter Advisor ....................,........... Miss Garretson
The French Club is a newly oganized school activity, formed to bring the
students into closer touch with France and to help in the appreciation of the French
language. The Club has shown its ability to work by holding a candy sale, managed
by Marie Onions, by purchasing a F rench,and an American flag for Miss Garretson's
room, by contributing a skit for the Frosh Reception, and by making a score of
rompers for the Oakland Orphanage.
With Doctor Thompson as honorary member, and with Miss Garrettson as fac-
ulty advisor, the success of the Club is assured. D. F., June '20.
Dorothy Fifer Estelle Jochumsen
6 b g Q f U I n . Page Forty-nine
One of the most active organizations in the Alameda High School is the Girls'
Glee Club. The size of the club has been increasing each term until now there are
about forty members. Besides leading in the community singing at the student body
meetings, the Glee Club sang several selections before the Teachersi Convention at
the Oakland Auditorium. After this appearance the girls began rehearsals for the
operetta, "The Feast of the Little Lanterns," which was given on December 20th at
the Porter Auditorium.
This term the Girls' Glee Club began with thirty-eight members. This is a good
beginning, and it is hoped that more interest will be taken in the Glee Club than
ever before. '
A candy sale was given-on the 8th of April and S32 was cleared. Part of thuis
went to pay the orchestra director at the last graduation, because not being a mem-
ber of the school department at that time he could not be paid out of the school
money. The surplus from this candy sale, together with that cleared on the Chinese
Operetta of last term, has been put in the bank for the Girls' Glee Club.
The Operetta was such a success last term that one of the members of the Adel-
phian Club asked the Glee Club to sing parts of it before the Club Convention, on
the evening of April twentieth. V B. B., Dec. '20,
Pf1f1fFfffy QED! 5501711
Another department of our school is showing itself to be wide awake and really
doing things, for under the able leadership of Director E. G. Stratton the A. H. S.
Orchestra is making excellent progress. In fact, the members have reached such a
fine degree of playing that Professor Stratton is planning to enter the Alameda Or-
chestra in competition with other High School orchestras of the Bay District at the
Greek Theatre. The occasion will be the festival of orchestral music to be held on
The student-musicians have been and are working faithfully, and good music
is sure to be furnished by the twenty piece orchestra at the graduation exercises, the
Senior Play, and other school affairs in which it will have a part.
E. T., 'June '20,
E b 2 Q f U t 11 Page Fifty-one
T THE beginning of the Fall term, school spirit was practically dead. The
Rugby team, although a good one, did not receive the whole-hearted sup-
port of the Student Body, and although the rooting during Student meet-
ings was good, at the games it was poor and disorganized. However, when
Alameda took up American football, the spirit changed. At the St. Mary's
game, there was a good crowd, and they kept offthe field. The rooting section at
the Alameda-Oakland game showed that Alameda could support its team when it
felt like it. Practically the whole Student Body was there, and under the direction
of Yell Leader Noyes, assisted by Tom Halcrow, it "rooted', as no other A. H. S.
rooting section had ever done before, and filled the team w-ith the spirit that helped
win the day for Alameda.
Baseball never has received the whole-hearted support of Alameda's student
body, and although we had an exceptionally fine ball team, this term was no excep-
tion. There was always the faithful few out to root, but their rooting was unorgan-
ized. However there is really an excuse for the poor showing made by this term's
rooting section. As was stated above, baseball never has received much support,
and the fact that we only played two league games during the whole season tended
very much to kill what little support there was. The rooting at the meetings was
good and well led, and praise is due to Tom Halcrow for the work he did in
attempting to build a creditable rooting section. J. R. K., June '20,
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reen Stock ings
RODUCED by the Class of June '20, this play proved as great a success as
any former one, and many consider it even went a step beyond. "Green
Stockings" was a comedy, and proved a great success financially as well
as dramatically. The credit for this is due to the spirit with which the
Senior Class worked, and especially to the ceaseless efforts which Miss
DuBois as class advisor, Mr. Carlisle as coach, and Christian Snead as manager, put
forth to make the play the success that it was.
The play itself was admirably suited for High School production, for the lines
and acting were not beyond the ability of the cast, and yet required hard wortk
and studying. It was an English comedy, and depicted the life of the upper class
with much reality. The plot held the interest of the audience from start to finish,
and frequent bits of comedy made everyone go home feeling that this Senior play
had been even more than usually worth while. '
' SYNOPSIS OF PLAY
In the first act Phyllis, the younger of the Faraday sisters, is about to marry
Robert Tarver, but does not wish to hurt Celia's feelings. The other sisters, Madge
and Evelyn, who are younger than Celia, have been married and Celia has had to
wear green stockings at their weddings, as is the English custom. Phyllis, Madge
and Evelyn cook up a scheme in which Admiral Grice is to propose to Celia. Celia,
the oldest of the sisters, is a rather severe English girl, and returns from a trip in
time to realize their scheme. She makes up her mind not to be the victim, so
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announces her engagement to the imaginary "Wobbles," who is at that time fighting
in Africa, a very safe place to have him. Celia then discloses her secret to Aunt
Ida, and the two decide that it will be best to kill off "Wobbles," or Colonel Smith.
Second Act. Celia announces in the "Times" the death of Colonel Smith, and
the whole family grieves with her over his loss. When things are going along just
about as Celia wants them, lo and behold, who should turn up but Colonel Vavasour,
a close friend of Colonel Smith, who was at Smith's side when he died. Celia is
entirely bewildered when she sees all her plans crushed.
Third Act. Celia is persuaded to remain at home, and learn all about the death
of Colonel Smith from Colonel Vavasour. She becomes suspicious when the Colonel
produces the letter which she had written at the request of her family to "Wobbles"
the same evening that she had announced her engagement to him. Her suspicions
are confirmed when Colonel Vavasour fumbles in his pocket for his watch, which
he had given a few minutes previously to Celia as a memento from Colonel Smith.
lt is then that Celia realizes Colonel Vavasour is "Wohbles." Celia and Aunt Ida
prepare to escape to America at midnight. Celia is waylaid by "Wobbles" who
persuades her to remain, and she then realizes that this has not all been ini vain,
and as the story goes, they are married and "live happily ever after."
Colonel Smith f"Wobbles"J .........
Robert Tarver ...........................
James Raleigh .........
Henry Steele .........
William Faraday .........
Admiral Grice ..........
Aunt Ida .........
E. O., June '20.
.1 ..... Stuart Menzies
Grace Marion Elster
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The Admirable Crichton
ff HE ADMIRABLE CRICHTONQ' presented by the Class of December,
' 1920, is one which earned much credit for all concerned in its presen-
tation, namely the class, managers and coach. Sir James Barrie, the
author, is one of the greatest playwrights of the day, and he puts into
all his works an amount of unusual and new interest. "The Admirable
Crichton" is a play of a good deal of merit and not to be forgotten over night.
Although one of Barrie's greatest plays, it is not often played on account of the diffi-
culty of securing the right persons to play the parts. But this class contains much
talent and Mr. Carlisle, who coached it, had no difficulty in placing the cast.
Over a year ago the present High Senior Class gave a motion picture perform-
ance, the proceeds of which were to be used for buying permanent scenery for the
use of the school. The Low Senior Class has used this money, together with other
donations, and during the week of vacation they built some scenery for the play
themselves, and purchased some which will remain as school property.
The school as a whole seemed to take an unusual interest, and made the play
a financial success. The class voted out S200 of the profits to the "Acorn," which
is being financed by the High and Low Senior classes.
We may sum up by saying that "The Admirable Crichton" was a performance
deserving great praise, and we hope that in the future the High School will keep
up 'its standard in choosing plays.
On the afternoon of the day on which the reception to the servants is to take
place in The Loam House, Agatha and Catherine, Lady Mary's sisters, and Ernest,
are quite surprised at the news of Lady Mary's engagement to Lord Brockelhurst.
Treherne, who is an admirer of Catherine, and Lord Loam, their father, come in
just before the time of the reception and congratulate Lady Mary upon her choice
of a husband. A
During the reception, the Loam family discussed the final arrangements for their
yachting trip into the South Seas. The three sisters were to have but one maid,
and there was some difficulty in choosing one until Crichton, the butler, suggested
Tweeny, the scullery maid, with whom he was really in love. It was then decided
that Tweeny should be the maid on the voyage.
They had not been sailing long when the boat struck a rock and was soon
dashed to pieces. Everyone was accounted' for except Lord Loam, who turned up
a week later after wandering about the desert island. On the island, Crichton, the
butler, proved that those who are masters at home are not always masters on an
island. He, being an inventive and useful man, soon built a hut and constructed
crude implements by which they killed wild animals and fowl. They lived thus
for two years, almost forgetting there was an Engalnd. Being away from formali-
ties and established conventions, Lady Mary realized Crichton's real worth, and the
two fell in love, and their engagement was announced to the family.
One day a ship was sighted, and a signal fire lighted on the island. Rescuers
came and were overjoyed to find the very ones for whom they had searched nearly
two years. Upon their arrival in England and their resumption of their former
stations in life, Lady Mary and Crichton realized their happiness on the island had
been but a dream and that they must fall back into their old positions and customs
and forget the past. E. O., June '20.
Crichton .................... ...................... .......... E r nest Dundar
Ernest Wooley .......,... ...i........... . .. .... Jacob Grossman
Treherne .......... ......
...,.....,Frederic de Berna
Lady Mary ............ ........... B ernice Borchert
Lady Catherine .....,. Dorothy Anderson
Lady Agatha ............... ,....,........ R uth Jenkins
Lady Brockelhurst .........
. ........ Aurelia Wuerz
. .,.......... Verna Greeley
Lord Loam ,,.,.....,......... .......... N orman Winslow
Navy Officer ,..,..,, ..................... ........... L l oyd Combs
Jeanne .......... ................................... M arjorie Spencer
Jane ........ .................. .
Mrs. Perkins ....,...................
Monsieur Fleury Cchefl..
Miss Simmons ....................
Stable boy ...........................
Miss Guggleheimer fcookl .......
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The High School always looks forward to the Senior Orpheum, and the one put
on by the Class of December '19 proved as great a success as ever, and afforded the
audience many good laughs.
The chief entertainment on the program was "Whiskers," a one act skit, coached
by Mrs. Castro. This dealt with a certain young man who got into a "tight squeeze"
the hour before his marriage, and only through the efforts of his friend and the
mysterious "Whiskers" was he able to take the "fatal plunge." The young man in
the case was Ralph Bailey, and the charming young bride, Miss Marion Linderman.
Then there was Leslie Smith as "Whiskers," Audrey Durst as "best man," Arthur
Bartels, Anita Clausinius and Thelma Nordlund as bridesmaids, Harriett Warnecke
as "Aunt Sara," and Margaret Mehan as the maid.
"Reg,' Vaughn and Paul St. Sure cracked a few good jokes, and brought us some
of the latest songs from the U. C. Campus. "Bill" Pattiani, the Al Jolson of Ala-
meda, gave a hobo stunt and sang a few choice songs. Then came the Jenkins
sisters, Ruth and Rita, who bid fair to rival the Dolly sisters in dances and song.
Mervin Rich followed in "Something New in Singing." Juliet Weinstock then gave
a solo Russian dance. Throughout the performance and between acts, the High
School Orchestra gave popular selections, and helped to finish off the splendid
program of the evening E. O., June '20.
Was it a success? Well, I guess! Everything the Class of June '20 does is put
over with a rare pep, and this event even surpassed former activities. The program
was one which was welllchosen and offered a variety of entertainment, a large
part of the talent being chosen from the class itself.
The program included the following numbers: A solo by Alta Wilkinson, ac-
companied by Jean Hunt. A dance by Barbara Eubanks, "Marinello," a musical
comedy written by Henry Gutte and Gordon McMahon, quite a novelty with its
music and fun, a "Ballet," all members being directly imported from the "Follies",
A recitation by Helen Maltesta-"That Movie Gink", A girls' dancing number, where
many of the newest songs were sung, and pretty dresses shown by the girls, two
boxing matches, Everett Sprague vs. Elwood Massey, and Charles Corica vs. Roy
Snow, then some Japanese music by Raymond Nagayama. Last but not least came
the High Senior Skit, "The Obstinate Family," coached by Richard Onions. Grace
Marion Elster took the part of Lucy, Stuart Menzies was James, Harford's servant,
Melba Curwin was Jessy Harford, Christian Snead was Henry Harford, Leland
Wade was Harford's father, Edwina Osborne was Mrs. Harford. The characters
became involved in humerous situations, and the plot terminated in a most unex-
Good music was furnished and the whole show proved a decided success under
the able management of Melita Hutt, and Miss DuBois, Class Advisor.
E. O., June 20.
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HE Freshie Reception, held Friday, September 19th, at Porter School Audi-
torium, was one of the "best ever." The Class of June '23 was welcomed by
Harriet Warnecke, President of the Girls' Association, and a reply was
made by the Vice-President of the Freshman Class, Virginia Silverstone.
Doctor Thompson also did his part in welcoming the "best and largest
Freshman Class" that ever entered the High School. The Jazz Band started every-
thing right, stirring up enthusiasm for the rest of the program. Eugenia Clinchard
scored a hit with her "harem" Cas announced by the coon, alias Thelma Burgh, as
did Marjorie Rogers with her dance. Next came a recitation by Marilla Brintnall,
followed by a scene from an old-fashioned school room, in which "poor teacher"
was very much to be pitied. The program was concluded by an original number.
A traveler visiting in different countries heard "Home Sweet Home" played in the
version of each particular nation. The remainder of the afternoon was spent in
December '20 welcomed the girls of December '23 at the Freshman reception, Fri-
day afternoon, February 20th. As each girl entered the auditorium she was pre-
sented with a George Washington hat, and a dance program by Martha CD. Kingl
and George Washington CM. Munnj.
Miss Beach, and the President of the Girls' Association, D. Tabor, welcomed the
girls to the Alameda High School, and F. Wheeler, Vice-President of the Freshman
Class, responded in behalf of the guests.
The first number on the program was "Mistress Washingt0n's Tea." Several of
her guests entertained with special numbers. The entertainers were: Theo. Larsen,
song, Juliet Weinstock, Russian skating dance, Bernice Borchert, songs. This play-
let was concluded by the entire company dancing the minuet.
Next came a piano solo by Miss Sorenson, and this was enjoyed by all. Al
Brooks, who is refusing several offers from the Metropolitan Opera Company,
yodcled afew of the popular songs.
The hit of the afternoon was the presentation of the skit, "Tin Can Alley." The
characters performed to perfection. The cast was as follows: A. Weurz, M. Lin-
derman, M. Graves, L. Safford and E. Pennock.
The last act was the pantomime, selected and produced by the French Club. The
costumes were of the early Mediaeval French period. The characters were cleverly
portrayed by A. Pouey, M. Onions, and R. Roy.
After the conclusion of the program, punch was served by the High Seniors. The
remainder of the afternoon was spent in dancing to the music of the A. H. S. Jazz
Orchestra. Probably one of the largest crowds that has ever attended a Frosh Re-
ception was present. It was a true welcome to the new students.
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1 OR the first time in many years military has not been included within the
list of subjects offered at the Alameda High School. The cadets were under
the supervision of the State, and the State was unable to furnish them with
modern equipment. Antique rifles and bayonets were furnished, with cart-
ridge belts for a different rifle. The cadets were forced to buy their own
uniforms. Of course the uniforms were not the same.
Because of these and other reasons, interest in the cadet corps waned. This term
Dr. Thompson thought it best to temporarily drop military until proper equipment
and instructors could be procured. G. H., June '20.
The Class of June 21 gave a very successful Prom at Porter School on May 7th.
Many students attended the dance that night, and the auditorium was filled. Music
was furnished by M. Brown's College orchestra, formerly of the Hotel Oakland. Two
small girls, dressed in costumes corresponding to the decorations, served the punch.
The success of the Prom, financially and socially, is due to the efforts of David
Arneson, Manager, Paul Rosen, Assistant Manager, and the well chosen committees
who put their time into the work. Everyone had a wonderful time, and it is hoped
that later dances by the class will be as successful as this one was.
R. F., June '21,
In 1910 the Bean Feeds at the Y. M. C. A. were originated. These were for the
Oakland schools only, but in 1913, owing to the fact that we did not have a "Y" in
Alameda, it was decided to let the fellows from our school participate in the
"feasts." Quite a few fellows have been coming regularly to the "feeds," and we
expect to keep up the old Alameda "pep" by bringing new members each time.
Everyone who has been there will eagerly uphold the statement that the delicious
beans, slaw, buns, cakes, and chocolate are alone enough to make any fellow come.
After the "eats" the students from each school adjourn to their respective rooms,
where they meet and discuss problems which every high school fellow faces. The
Alameda group is under the supervision of Mr. Brown, who gives very interesting
and practical talks. '
A. I-L S. Bank
More outside recognition for the A. H. S. This time the bank comes in for its
share. Since February, 1918, the Alameda High School Bank has been handling all
Thrift Stamp purchases, bith in the High School and in the Grammar Schools, and
has been doing it so well that government attention has been drawn as a result.
K. E. W., June '20.
The big thing, however, to those connected with the banking system is the fact
that the methods used here are, o-n the recommendation of a Federal official, to be
introduced into other high schools of the State. The total cash sales of Thrift
Stamps and War Savings Stamps to the Alameda Schools since January, 1919, to
April, 1920, have amounted to 895,252.71 E. T., Dec. '20.
P"9'Si"'Y Ghz Sicurn
RUSSELL KNOWLAND ...,,,,.. ,...,.,,,. ,,,,,,,.,.....,...... E d itor
MARJORIE SPENCER ......, .,..... A maine Editor
KRUGER DUNBAR ...,,, Q.. ,.,,.,.,,,,.,,,,,,,.,,,,,.. ...,......... M anager
EDWINA OSRORNE ..,,,.....
CHRISTIAN SNEAD ...... ........ S chool Notes.
LLOYLD COMES ....... .............,....... 4 rt Editor
HOWARD GRAY ......... ................ A .vsistant Manager
STAFF REPORTERS '
MELITA HUTT KENNETH WARD
EVERETT THOMPSON GRACE-MARION ELSTER
BERNICE BORCI-IERT SAIMA KOSKI
DOROTHY H. ANDERSON
RUSSELL KNOWLAND KRUGER DUNBAR
The Acorn is out! We, the management, present to the Students of Alameda
High School the fruit of three months of constant planning and labor. We have
tried to make every page represent some phase of life here in the High School, and
in order to do so, have picked for the writer of each article, a person especially
fitted for the task.
To the faculty, students and friends who have helped to make the Acorn a
reality we wish to extend our most hearty appreciation. We wish especially to thank
the Star and Key for the prize-story contest, and our Class Advisor, Miss Blanche
DuBois, for her never failing interest and advice. THE EDITOR.
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Top -row fleft to right!--Smith. Gutte, Snead, Clark. E. Dunbar, McKean, Howell.
Middle row-W'atson, U'Rrien, Remmers, lloyce, Osborne. Pc-nnock, Miller, Spencer, Tabor.
Front row,-Gray, B. liorchert, Burg, Ilutt, Elster, Curvrin, Gutsch, Simpson.
History of the Acorn
EAARS AGO, when the "Acorn" started, in 1899, it was but a twelve-page paper,
composed entirely of stories. There were no illustrations in it, and the
advertisements appeared side by side with the reading matter, and even on
the cover. This book was more like the "Oak Leaf" of today, containing
similar material, but being twice as large. The first editor and manager were
respectively, Gus VVhite and Gerald Anthony.
In 1900 the "Acorn" was put out two or three times a term, and took the place
of the present "Oak Leaf." This custom lasted until 1911 when it became a semi-
annual, edited by the Senior Class instead of by the school. Henry Allen and Frank
Pollard were editor and manager, respectively. From that time on, the "Acorn"
has remained practically the same except for a few minor changes.
The December 1915 issue, known as the Vocational Number, was edited by the
Journalism Class, and was the first number to appear without advertisements. It
was a very creditable thing for a class to be able to publish and finance such an
edition. The June 1916 "Acorn" also appeared without advertisements.
In 1917 the f'Acorn" became an annual, on account of increasedicost of produc-
tion, due to the war. It has since remained so. M. S., Dec. '20.
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TUI' YUW flCff to Yi!-!llllffl'ltillips, Lougrhlin, Guttc, llunlmr, llendle.
l'ront row-Dow, Martmoni, King, lloxvell, Spencer, Schneider.
HIE "Oak Leaf" of this semester has shown a tremendous gain over the former
terms, in that the size of the paper and the establishment of a lixed date
for its publication are decided advantages over preceding issues. The plac-
ing of a headline at the top of the first page has set a precedent l'or the
journal, as it is the lirst one of its kind in the history of the paper.
Each item ot' school interest is recorded in the journal and given space according
to its relative importance to the students. The gathering of such articles is one
which requires most minute detail and, after careful editing, yields a few lines ot'
intrinsic value to the entire school. This task could be made much easier it' the
students regarded the paper as one in which the voice of the school is recorded and
make it their own personal duty to impart information to the representatives of the
It is sincerely hoped by the present management, that in years to come, the school
will demand that the paper be kept at its present size. As the oflicial representative
of the Alameda lligh School, the paper has established a large number of exchanges
with schools publishing papers similar to the "Oak Leaf." A standard form should
be maintained from year to year, thus typifying the stability and permaneney ot' the
school. With sullicient financial support from the student body, the "Oak I.eai"'
would not have to rely so much on the support ot' the advertisers, and could be pub-
lished weekly. lt is certainly no hardship to gather news in this school for as small
a paper as is published, and many articles that could be published in a weekly are
left out of the bi-monthly publication because of the necessity to use the latest news.
W. ll., Dec. '20.
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PRSSSEEQN ' I 'I I I : I 'I EDITED BY
Weather Report- I' RAZZUM
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Vol. 333 A. H. S., JULY, THIRSTY-FIRST No. 666
REVENUE OFFICERS MAKE OBITUARY
United States Internal Revenue Offi-
cers Gumshoe Traphagen and Pussy-
foot Eberly today eluded the armed
guards and made a daring daylight raid
at 10:27 p. m. on the cellar of F. Lin-
derman, 2001 Alameda avenue, and suc-
cessfully confiscated a goodly amount
of "Langer Liquids." They were later
found in an unconscious condition.
Detective Ed Kollmeyer is on the case
and suspects foul play.
DEBATE ON WORLD-WIDE
The topic the debating society will
promulgate next week is that question
of great import-Resolvedg That toast
makes more noise than apples when
chewed in church. An unusually unique
and beautiful hand-carved curry comb,
carved from a clam-shell, and set with
a large oleo, will be presented to the
winner of the debate. For further in-
formation, see the Editor.
VOCALIST ENTERTAINS DEAF AND
Miss D. Galli-Curci Tabor, well-
known prima-donna, yesterday ren-
dered a number of well selected selec-
tions before the pupils of the Deaf and
Dumb Asylum. Wild applause followed
each beautifully executed number.
1. "Oh, How I Miss You, Dear Old
Pall of Wine" ................................
Lieut. Getz Stewed, Salvation Army
2, "Till We Eat Again" .............. Trotsky
3. "Benician Moon" .......,.................. Anon
WANTED-A boy to deliver oysters
that can ride a bicycle.
Following an extended illness, the
dearly beloved white CID shirt, owned
by "Unconscious" Gilham, dropped
from his brawny shoulders today at
2:15 p. m. Open air services will be
held tomorrow morning in Advisory.
Please omit flowers.
NEW INVENTION INVENTED BY
A. DeVote Brooksky and J. Paul Phil-
potovitch, noted inventors, have dis-
covered a way of making over obsolete
corkscrews into mouse traps. The dis-
covery is of great value to the scien-
tific world, and the two.inventors were
presented with fur collared loving cups,
studded with garlic, and ptomaine, and
thickly encrusted with green cheese, by
Miss "Spott" Anderson, chairwoman of
the "Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Cootiesf'
Wear Sharpstein's Rubber Gloves for
dishwashing. Keep your nails from
ROSEN 8L COHEN CO.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ROBBERS.
WHY GO ELSEWHERE AND BE
COME IN HERE
Lost-One heart, in badly battered con-
dition. Finder please return same to
C. Elliott and receive reward.
FOUND-A little girl, aged 10, answer-
ing to the name of Mary Rosalie Has-
lett. Owner may have same by iden-
tifying and paying for ad.
If in doubt as to whether your wife
loves you come to me and have your
palm read. Results guaranteed. G. M.
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2-A. H. S. opens its doors to the intellectual.
Don't crowd, room for everybody.
9-Administrative Board elects editor and mana-
ger of Acorn, also members of Boys' and
Girls' Judiciary Boards.
10-Unusual spirit of jazz shown by the faculty.
Carpenter, Daniels and Rittler appear on the
scene in corduroys.
11-Judicial Board passes Scrub rules. Sophs
rarin' to enforce 'em. '
12-Lincoln's Birthday. Freshman class Orgall-
izes with the much needed assistance of
16-"Bush" Cohen tries to enforce scrub rules
on an unruly Frosh. Resulting battle was
18--Gutte, Jr., loses an important document.
Snead, Jr., finds it. Dorris worried. Wonder
20-Unannounced visit by the guardians of the
peace to the Alameda resort for the brain
fagged, causes much excitement among the
22-Washington's Birthday. Day's rest for the
too conscientious minds of the Seniors.
24-Day after the Soph party. Krug Dunbar
comes to school with a duck call CQuack,
25-The faculty enlists the able assistance of
Miss Schaefer during the absence of Miss
Sherman, due to illness. Alameda cleans St.
Mary's to the tune of 13 to 2.
27-Ye Seniors appear on the campus in the
snappiest of gold-and-white kellies.
29-Leap Year! Certain Senior girls are very
1-Doc Thompson comes to the bastile to find
his office slightly disorderly.
5-Alameda again emerges the victor when she
defeats the Deaf and Dumb school 6 to 1.
6-Lincoln All-Stars nose out Alameda 1 to 0 in
8-Adjutant General Borree addresses the Stu-
dent Body on the subject of Citizenship and
High School Cadets.
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gers aboard, when he bumps big touring car.
Mar. 16-Alameda nine defeats Lick-Wilmerding 2 to
1 in a hard fought battle.
Mar. 17-120-lb. inter-advisory track meet results in
the following score: Weller 34 points,
Daniels 23 points, Garretson 17 points.
Mar. 18-Lotta jazz shown in the National Rope
Jumping Championship contest. "Pinhead"
Halcrow is declared undisputed "champ."
Mar. 22-Mr. Ehrgott of the Near East Relief ad-
dressed the assembled students on condi-
tions in Armenia. Vice-President Curwin
Mar. 23-The "Acorn" and "Oak Leaf" staffs and the
Judiciary Boards are "shot" by the oiiicial
photographer for the "Acorn."
Mar. 24-At a meeting called to boost the A. C. A. L.
Track Meet, Mr. McCarthy, ex-member of
the War Community Service, entertained the
school with some of his versions of the popu-
Mar. 29-"Doc" announces one whole week of vaca-
tion for A. H. S. studes. '
April 5-Back again to the fold comes the studes of
A. H. S.
April 6-Alameda pill heavers defeat University High
in a fast game. Official score-Alameda 8,
April 7-Alameda track team comes through strong
for the first time in many seasons when she
defeats Fremont High in a dual track meet.
Alameda piled up a score of 7456 to Fre-
April 12-Mr. Minium returns to our midst after an
extended trip in the Southland.
April 13-"Seventeen" is presented by the combined
classes to raise money for class pages in the
Acorn. Proceeds amounted to S50.00.
April 14-Freshmen and Seniors organize for coming
old clothes day. "Senior" Rutherford elected
April 15-Defiant Sophs and Juniors make it known
that they are going to carry the bacon away
on the 20th of April.
April 19--Ad Board votes out money to pay for the
repairs on a stop watch which the ever-faith-
ful Dunbar dropped and stopped.
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"Niggers," and all manner of tramps appear
on the campus. "Speed demon" Rutherford
makes 35 M. P. H. up Central Avenue in his
new African Mercedes Special. Freshmen-
Seniors emerge victorious by winning three
events to the Soph-Junior's one. '
April 23-Senior Play. Grace Elster shows 'em how
to take an important part on 24 hours' notice.
April 26-Physics 4B class forceably escorts Frenchy
out of the room when he refuses to keep his
April 27-"Chief" Steinmetz shows students how to
prevent fires by being careful where you
throw your cigarette butts.
April 28-Exes start today. Oh, that ex in 4B Hist.
How do you do it, Miss Connelly?
April 30-A. H. S. bests Berkeley in the first league
game of the season by a 6 to 5 score in ten
3-Alameda defeats thc farmers of the Garden
of Eden in the second league game, 5 to 3, at
San Leandro, thereby winning A. C. A. L.
4-Republican National Convention opens in
room 27. Gutte nominates Hoover for King
of Englandg whereupon Dunbar bolts con-
vention, followed by members of League for
Exclusion of the Obnoxious Weed.
7-Ye Junior Prom. Merriment reigns supreme
at the classic dance of the term.
13-Vaudeville heads for rocks when chorus
girls strike for higher wages. Scab labor
imported from Russian Ballet saves the day.
-High Seniors show their usual class in the
greatest Orpheum ever produced in the old
28-Acorn out. CID The editor and the mana-
ger both absent. NVonder why?
3-National Party Conventions are outclassed
in Student Body Meeting, called to nominate
officers for the coming term.
9-Final exes begin. Many anxious faces are
seen on the campus.
17--Class of June ,20 takes formal leave of the
Alameda High School.
18-Last day of school. Senior Dance and
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Standing fleft to right!-Pennock, Tarleton, Spence, Eberly, Durst, Fischer, Corson CCaptainJ, Baum,
Traphagen, Federspiel, Burkhardt, Rittler QCoachJ.
Kneeling Cleft to rightj--L. Smith, Elliot, Cortello, McKean, Gabbs, C. Smith, Knowland.
9' ARLY last fall Coach Rittler, who had just returned to the Alameda High
School after serving twelve months with Y. M. C. A. work in Washington,
called the first Rugby turnout. Between 30 and 40 players showed up, and
from then on every afternoon except Tuesday was spent in practicing.
Most of the 1918 State Championship team was still in school, and the out-
look for another championship team was very bright. With "Heinie" Fischer, "Doc"
Eberly, Johnny Uphoff, "Senator" Dunbar, Frank Pennock, Cliff Traphagen, "Squirt,'
Baum, "Cows" Smith, and "Goo" McKean as veterans, and "Les" Smith and "Heinie"
McNutt, stars of' the 1917 team, back at school, Otto Rittler was out to again "bring
home the bacon" to Alameda. . '
ALAMEDA 8-LICK 5
After about three weeks of hard practice Alameda met Lick-Wilmerding at
Lincoln Park. In 1918 Lick won the San Francisco championship, and as many of
its veterans were still on the team, they were able to give Alameda a good battle.
In the first half "Les" Smith carried the ball over for Alamedais first try. Lick soon
came back and scored on her own account, converting the touchdown. In the second
half, after a pretty passing rush by C. Smith, McKean and Gabbs, Gabbs managed to
swerve through the Lick players for the second try, which "Les" Smith converted,
making the final score 8 to 5. The game was a fine battle from start to finish, and
it looked as though Alameda was off for a repetition of the previous season.
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ALAMEDA VS. LOWELL
The next game of the season was with Lowell High on the 25th of September.
Like the Lick game it was a battle from beginning to end. Alameda' played like
"champs" throughout the game. Alameda scored the first try which was easily con-
verted. In the beginning of the second half, Lowell came back and scored, but failed
to convert, leaving the score 5 to 3 in favor of Alameda. In the last minutes of play,
while Alameda was battling on the defense 10 yards from its goal, the referee blew
the whistle. Alameda stopped playing the ball, and waited for the referee, but
Lowell did not pay any attention to the whistle and carried the ball over without
any interference. The referee claimed he did not blow the whistle and said that
Lowell's touchdown was good. After much argument pro and con, Alameda finally
accepted the referee's decision. Although this last try of Lowell's was not converted,
it brought the score up to 6 to 5 in favor of Lowell, thereby giving them the game.
' ALAMEDA 14-MODESTO 0
On October 4th the team traveled to Modesto, and though the lineup was some-
what changed by the addition of two or three substitutes, Alameda managed to come
out on the long end of a 14 to 0 score. "Red" Gabbs went over for the first try in the
early part of the game. In the second half the Smith combination did all the
scoring, "Gopher" going over twice and "Cows" once. J. McK, June '20.
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N OCTOBER 4th the Rugby team played its last game for Alameda. For the
last two or three years there has been a growing sentiment among the
students in favor of the American game. As all the colleges on the Pacific
Coast had made American the major sport in football, one by one the High
Schools had also turned from Rugby to American. This year, Manager
Traphagen found that it was almost impossible to get Rugby games scheduled, be-
cause, although the Oakland schools were still playing Rugby, they had formed a
league of their own, making it necessary for Alameda to 'go elsewhere for its games.
After the Modesto game on October 4th, because there were no more games in sight
for the team, Coach Rittler decided to turn to American. The C. I. F. had already
"noised it around" that in the 1920 football season all of the High Schsools under
their jurisdiction were to play American, so Rittler decided to get a good start for
1920 by teaching the game to the fellows at this time. Although some of the football
players still wanted to play Rugby, they saw the wisdom of Otto's move, and nearly
all turned out to learn the new game. Every afternoon about twenty-six men were
out at Lincoln Park learning the plays and signals. At this time Alameda faced
somewhat of a problem in the outfitting of the team with American "un-ies," as one
new set of Rugby uniforms had been purchased at the beginning of the season, and
the school was financially unable to outfit another team right at this time. How-
ever, this condition was overcome by the proceeds from the sale of tags on "Tag
Day," and the money made on "Sirkus Day," and new "unies" were ordered.
The team lined up as follows:
R. E., J. Eaglesg R. T., D. Newmeyerg R. G., H. Fischer, C., K. Dunbar, L. G., Eber-
lyg L. T., C. Tarletong L. E., J. McKean, Q. B., L. Smith, R. H., R. Knowlandg L. H., M.
Gabbsg F. B., F. Pennock, Subs, Spence and Arneson.
ALAMEDA 20-ST. MARY'S 7
On November 21st Alameda played its first game of American since 1911. The
team had only gone through about three weeks of practice, and although most of the
players were new at the American game the team looked as if it had been going all
season. Much credit' is due Otto Rittler for teaching the players the rudiments of
the game in such a short time. The team was kept in perfect running order by
Quarterback L. Smith. Under his leadership the team met and defeated the St.
Mary's High School team on November 21st at Lincoln Park by a score of 20 to 0.
In the first quarter Frank Pennock, after a pretty run, scored Alameda's first
touchdown. Les Smith converted. Alameda took the offensive again, and after a
series of line plunges, and occasional forward passes, Les Smith went over for the
second touchdown. Smith again converted. V
St. Mary's then tried by line plunges to break through Alameda's line, but the
stonewall defense of Fischer, Eberly, Newmeyer and Dunbar stopped them almost
every time. The next touchdown was the result of a pretty play by Alameda. Smifth
called for an end-over-end play, which was executed so perfectly that St. Mary's did
not realize what had happened until they saw "Dave" Arneson crossing their line
with the ball.
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In the second half, St. Mary's tried to pull the game out of the ice by putting var-
sity material in their lineup, but the best they could do was to score one touchdown.
Joe Eagles, "Goo" McKean and "Russ" Knowland broke up many plays and would-
he forward passes that St. Mary's attempted. Pennock and Gabbs in the backfield
gained the most ground for Alameda by their end runs and line bucks.
ALAMEDA 13-OAKLAND 0
On Thanksgiving morning Alameda and Oakland High met at Lincoln Park in the
real "big game" of the season. Oakland had done the same as Alameda, first playing
Rugby and then changing to American. A large crowd was on hand to see Alameda
make its "official" comeback in American, and they were not disappointed with what
With "Red' Smith acting as referee, the kick-off took place about 11:00 a. m.
Throughout the whole game Alameda's territory was only entered two or three
times, and although Alameda only scored two touchdowns she was ever threatening
Up until the 4th quarter there was no scoring done. Then Alameda began to get
busy, and the backfleld, using line bucks, mixed once in a while by end runs, carried
the ball to 0akland's 3 yard line. On the fourth down, with 3 yards to go, Gabbs
buckcd his way over the line for the first touchdown. Smith converted, making the
score 7 to 0.
The next touchdown came as a result of the prettiest play of the day. Joe
Eagles, right end, intercepted an attempted forward pass by Oakland and raced
sixty yards to a touchdown.
Fischer, Newmeyer and Dunbar played a great game by keeping Oakland's line
from breaking through. Eberly at left guard and Tarleton and Spence alternating at
left tackle, did some tine playing. The line bucking of Pennock and Knowland,
combined with the end runs of Gabbs, were a big factor in Alameda's win. Eagles
at right end played his usual clever game, and broke up many forward passes. At
left end, McKean and Arneson split the work, each playing very good football. Les
Smith showed he has the "football head" whether playing Rugby or American, and
used it to good advantage while issuing his orders from quarterback. Throughout
the game the team worked in perfect unison, and with five or six of its men left for
next year's team, Alameda should turn out a winning combination.
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St. Mary's 130-lb. 2.
Deaf and Dumb 1.
Lincoln All-Stars 1.
Lowell High 0.
Fremont High 2.
Mission High 1.
Oakland Tech 7.
San Jose High 1.
University High 3.
St. Mary's Varsity 3.
Oakland High 1.
Berkeley High 5.
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HE baseball season started this year with the greatest amount of enthusiasm
shown in many years. "Chile" Noyes was elected Captain, and Bobby
Laughlin, Manager. Immediately upon his appointment as Manager, Laugh-
lin wrote for games, and succeeded in securing for Alameda the finest
schedule this school has ever had.
Inter-advisory games were played, and after many good battles Daniel's team
managed to come out the winner.
When the first official turnout was called, over seventy fellows signed up to try
for a place on the team. From these, the squad was cut down into a first and second
The first practice game was with St. Mary's 130-lb. team. The game was played
at Lincoln Park and resulted in a 14 to 2 win for A. H. S. ,g
The team next traveled to Berkeley, where they managed to defeat the Deaf and
Dumb school by the score of 6 to 1.
Alameda then encountered its first real hard game when it met the Lincoln All-
Stars at Lincoln Park. After an 11-inning battle Alameda lost by the score of 1 to 0.
Ray Smith occupied the mound for Alameda and pitched a fine brand of ball.
Lick-Wilmerding was our next competitor, and after a close, hard fought game,
the team managed to nose them out by a 2 to 1 score. Al Steele pitched wonderful
ball for Alameda, allowing only one scratch hit.
The Polytechnic Business College was the next victim. At Bay View Park in
Oakland we handed them a 9 to 7 defeat.
On March 22nd, Alameda met Lowell at Lincoln Park, and once more came
through with a win. Al Steele again showed his pitching ability by allowing only
On the 24th of March the team took Fremont into camp by a score of 7 to 2. In
this game the team showed its only fault, namely, poor base running. When it comes
to hitting or fielding the team is right there, but either through overconfidence or
lack of head work, is usually poor on the bases.
In San Francisco the team crossed bats with the fast Mission High team. After
11 innings of close playing ahome run by Meuter put the game on ice for Alameda,
the final score being 2 to 1.
On the 31st of March, our old rival, Tech, took the team into camp by the score
of 7 to 5. Alameda threw away a couple of good chances to score by its bad base-
running. Smith started the game, but was unable to hold the hard hitting Tech
bunch, and was replaced by Steele.
The following Saturday San Jose was our guest. Owing to the vacation some of
the players took the San Joseans home for lunch, instead of the get together meal
that usually takes place when Alameda and San Jose meet. In a somewhat loosely
played game, Alameda won by a score of 6 to 1. Smith and Meuter formed the bat-
tery for Alameda.
University High came to Alameda on April 7th, and was handed an 8 to 3 beating.
Smith twirled for Alameda and pitched his usual steady game. "Mudhen" Meuter hit
the ball to deep left for what should have been a home run, but the "Mudhen" only
managed to "web-foot" it to second.
Alameda next hooked up with St. Mary's Varsity in what proved to be one of
the hardest fought games of the season. Ludolph, pitching for St. Mary's, held the
Alameda bunch without a score, while an error and two walks allowed his team
mates to put over one tally in the fifth, which was enough to win the game. Steele
and Meuter formed the batteries for Alameda, with Ludolph and Quig for St. Mary's.
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In a one-sided game Alameda defeated Oakland High at Lincoln Park on April
19th. Alameda hit three Oakland pitchers for a total of seven runs, while Steele
held the young Oaks to one lone tally. The batteries for Alameda were Steele and '
ALAMEDA 6-BERKELEY 5
Alameda took the opening game of the A. C. A. L. by defeating Berkeley 6 to 5
at California Field on April 30th. Berkeley took the offensive by scoring two runs
in the second. Alameda came back in the third and scored one, and tied the score
in the fourth when Arneson stole home. A single by Menzies, an infield out, and a
single by Meuter gave Alameda one in the fifth, while Paul scored on Menies' single
for the fourth run in the sixth. A double, and a home run into the- right field
bleachers enabled Berkeley to tie the score in the seventh. In the beginning of the
tenth two singles and a sacrifice bunt gave Berkeley one run, and the game looked
lost for Alameda. However in Alameda's half of the tenth, with Steele and Arneson
resting on second and third, Saloman broke up the game with a hit over second.
"Hookem" Smith, pitching for Alameda, was in rare form, striking out thirteen and
walking only two. Alameda gave him good support, playing errorless ball through-
out the whole game. G. Dickson for Berkeley was the hitting star, knocking out a
single, a double and a triple in four times at bat.
R H E
Berkeley .......... ....,.. ....... ......... 5 9 2
Alameda ..........,................................................................... 6 9 0
Batteries: Alameda, Smith and Meuter, Berkeley, Dunn and Bliss.
ALAMEDA 5-HAYWARD 3
By defeating Hayward High 5 to 3 at San Leandro, on May 3rd, Alameda an-
nexed the A. C. A. L. baseball championship for 1920. K. Salomon furnished the
feature of the game when he knocked the ball over the left field fence with the bases
Alameda took the offensive in the second, when a hit, a sacrifice, and an error
gave her two runs. In the third Hayward got busy and tied the score, and in the
fifth chalked up one mpre run, making the score 3 to 2 in its favor. In the sixth
inning with two down, Arneson reached first on a single, and Meuter and Steele
walked, filling the bags. It was then that Salomon came through with his drive over
the fence, scoring Arneson, Meuter, and Steele. From then on Alameda played air-
tight ball, only one Hayward man reaching first during the remainder of the game.
R H E
Alameda ......... ......... 5 5 1
Hayward ......................................................... .......,........ 3 3 2
Batteries: Hayward, Richmond and Machadolg Alameda, Steele and Smith,
Knowland and Meuter.
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HIS year basketball took a new lease on life, and Alameda managed to turn
out a good fast team. As has always been the case in Alameda High, the
team had no gymnasium to practice in. Despite this handicap they managed
to give a good account of themselves every time they played. The only
veteran left was McKean, and the team had to be picked from raw material.
After a few weeks of practice the team played St. Mary's 2nd varsity, and defeated
them, which was very good, considering it was Alameda's first game.
A few week's later the team traveled to Richmond, where it was defeated. Owing
to the good sportsmanship shown by both teams and the good brand of playing that
took place, Richmond asked for another game. Once more the team traveled to
Richmond, only to be handed another close defeat. Richmond held a dance after
the game in honor of its visitors, and this was well enjoyed by all who attended.
Alameda played one more game before closing the season. She met Vocational
High in Oakland and after a hard fought and exciting game managed to nose them
out by one point. The players were: Capt. Joe Eagles, E. MacKenzie and J. McKean,
forwards, D. Arneson, center, G. Carter, A. Lowe and H. Fischer, guards.
Alameda High School 17-St. Mary's 2nd Varsity 12
Alameda High School 24-Vocational High 23
Alameda High School 20-Richmond High 35
Alameda High School 16-Richmond High 25
ENNIS has not received much attention at Alameda High for the last few
seasons, but this year a "revival" was attempted. Inter-advisory tourna-
ments were first held, Coughlan's advisory winning. A team was then made
up with Gordon Heid and George Smith on the lst squad, and Jerry Dabo-
vich and "Heinie" Fischer on the 2nd squad.
The team met Fremont in a tournament, but only managed to win one match out
of four. However, the team is rounding into shape, and expects to put up a good
fight in the A. C. A. L.
WIMMING prospects for this year look very good. There is probably better
material in school now for a winning team than we have had for a long
time. Of the veterans C. Tarleton, T. Halton, and D. Elfers remain. Of
the new prospects Heid and Chamberlain look good in the sprints, and
Winslow in the diving.
On April 27th the team competes against Berkeley at Neptune Beach in the A. C.
A. I.. During the remainder of the season there will be numerous dual meets, in-
cluding one with the Y. M. C. A., and one with the Oakland Athletic Club. Alameda
is to be represented on May lst at Sutro Baths in different swimming events, which
will take place before the National Water Polo Finals.
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HIS year, track, as a major sport, has come into its own. For the last six or
seven years Alameda has had two or three boys who were interested in
track, and who tried to uphold Alameda in the track meets, but on account
of their number, were unable to bring Alameda to the front in this sport.
This season Alameda has eight or ten men who are capable of winning
points in almost any high school meet. So far, the team has been in three meets,
making a very good showing in each. On March 27th the team lost to Berkeley in a
dual meet, 98 to 57. Considering that Berkeley has always been active in track and
that they have the use of the track at U. C., Alameda made a very good showing.
Philpott, Hamm, and Tarleton were the greatest point winners for Alameda, Philpott
winning three first places and Hamm two.
Alameda traveled to Fremont on April 7th, and managed to hand them a beating
hy the score of 7415 to 36M. The team traveled to Stanford on April 10th for
the North Coast Section, C. I. F. Philpott, Hamm and Tarleton were point 'winners.
Between them, they made.14 points. 'h g
The team also made the trip to Hollister, meeting Hollister High in a dualmeet
The team this year is composed of the. following men: Philpott, Captain, Hamm,
Spence, Tarleton, Quigley, Nagai, McKean, Barron, Lack, Hanger, Federspiel, Grey,
Carter, Steele, Acto, Egan and Kirkwood.
For the fourth consecutive time, the athletes of Alameda High captured the cup
given by the Oakland Tribune for the club or school having the most men finish
within the hour in the Tribune Merritt Marathon. This race is held on Admission
Day of each year, and the course is twice around Lake Merritt.
Although Alameda had but fifteen men to start, all of them finished in the required
time. To John Elliot, a sophomore, fell the honor of being Alameda's first runner
to cross the line. He also captured a silver medal given to the second High School
athlete to finish. A
I Girls' Athletics
The girls of Alameda High School are showing more and more interest in their
Physical Education work. The conditions under which the work is given are
poor, but after getting accustomed to the hardships of no gymnasium, Miss Grinnell
has made the work very interesting and pleasant. Under her excellent direction we
spend two days of the week on regular gymnasium work-calistenics and march-
ing. Two days are spent on out-of-doors games, when the weather permits. Last
semester the main sport was basketball, while this term we are playing baseball.
Under the supervisionof the Sports and Pastimes Committee of the Girls' Asso-
ciation, CElaine Wallin, Chairmanj after-school baseball and tennis teams have
been organized. The teams will play practice games, and probably interclass games.
It is hoped that there will be some very interesting contests between the different
The one big need of the girls is a gymnasium. Until we have this, however, we
must be satisfied with Porter School as a meeting place. In the meantime, let us
all put forth our very best efforts to prove that if we did have a gymnasium, wee
would do work that would be worthy of it. R. M., June '20.
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Mr. Minium-"Clifford, do you know
where little boys go when they
Trappy-"Yes sir. Behind the forge
"Chile" Mayes-"These new dresses
remind me of a crowded theatre."
C. H.-"Standing room only."
Roland-"Well I'll be hanged."
Little we think,
Less we dog
Isn't it funny
How we get through?
Dunbar-"I hear that Muriel Quack
has won a loving cup."
Mark Davis-"Well, she deserves
M. Curwin-"I wonder why the boys
smile at me?"
L. Ehrenberg-"Just politeness on
their part. Do
laugh out loud?"
Lindy-"How old is a boy who is
Dot--"I don't know."
you want them to
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A word on the cuff is worth two in Lindy-"Because he aint eight!"
Mr. Evans-"X-nlybody who can't AQ,
make himself understood is a fool. Do dl L
you understand?" 'A
R. Salomon-"No sir!" I1
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Tom Halcrow-"I cannot live with- , L
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lem very nicely." X lk ch ,
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"Stew" Menzies-'tGee, but I'd like to
be the census."
"Stew"-"Because it embraces eight-
een million women."
Combs-"I hear that Bush Cohen has
made his first public speech."
Bunker-4'Yes, what did he say?"
After watching his mother's unsuccessful attempts to milk the cow, "Calistoga"
Sharpstein cried out, "Say, ma, why don't you prime her?"
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Mother-You can't go to the dance tonight dear, your shoes leak.
Dot Tabor-That's nothing, I have pumps inside of them.
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Teacher-What is a cootie?
Jackie Lum-A mosquito with military training.
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Phyllis Borchert-What is that string tied around your finger for?"
"Unconscious" Gilham-That is to remind me that I forgot something my mother
tied it there for me to remember
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Would you throw a rope to a drowning lemon, just to give a lemon-aid?
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Seen in the Paper
The Board of Education has decided to erect a school building large enough to
hold 500 students 3 stories high.
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Agard--Stop that noise!
Gutte-I will, if it comes this way.
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Mr. Minium-Christian, what is work?
Chris Snead-I don't know.
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Watts What QU
Mr. Ellefson-What's a watt?
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A Dozen Things Freshies Learn to Take
1. Books home.
2. The tardy bell for what it means.
3. Doc's watch.
4. Pink cards.
5. Miss DuBois' quizzes.
6. Mr. Minium's jokes CU.
7. Miss C0nnelly's goat.
8. Assorted sizes in eyes.
9. Their medicine.
10. Books from the library.
12. The Acorn.
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Dot Fifer-A fork can't spoon.
Geo. Knudsen-Well, a napkin.
Junior-What would happen if everyone in the josh department should get the
Freshie-I don't know sir, I'm a stranger around here.
Junior-Why the editor would lose his witsl
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I know about our team, we've got a
Lenore Hester-"Oh, so you were out
with him, too?"
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Weather forecast-"It's going to be a
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Trafiic Cop-"Come on, what's the
matter with you?"
Olive Merle-"I'm well, thank you,
but my engine's dead."
-. 0 -.
"Si1nple" Gillisman- "Papa, what
kind of a robber is a page?',
S. G.'s Father-"A what?"
"Simple"-"lt says that two pages
held up the bride's train."
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Jerry Devilfish-"I can tell you how
much water to a quart goes over Ni-
agara Falls in a minute."
Gordon Heid Cabsent inindedlyb-
J. D.-"Two pints." '
Gutte-"You look cold, shall I take off
my coat and put it around you?"
Doris-"Why take it off?"
-. 0 1-
Agard-"Can kiss be declined?"
A. O'Brien-"I dunno. I never de-
Thelma-"You know you've got an
awfully fresh air about you."
John P.-"Yeh, I always blow about
Father Borchert Cfrom the head of
the stairwayj-"What are you two do-
ing down there?"
Bernice-"We are going to play
'Sweet Kisses' on the victrolaf'
Father-"If you don't mind, play it
on the sofa. I'm afraid the two of you
will be somewhat heavy on the phono-
-. 0 ....
Midge-"Have you ever made love to
any other girl?"
"Hasn't any other girl ever kissed
"Hasn't anybody ever flirted with
"No dear!" '
"Are you speaking the truth?"
"Well then, let me go," she exclaimed,
wriggling out of his arms. "I'm not go-
ing to marry a man nobody ever
Melita Hutt-"Do you waltz?"
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Melita-"Well, why don t you?
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Latin is a dead language,
As dead as dead can be,
First it killed the Romans,
And now its killing me.
Eleanor-Krather wearily at 1l:30J-I don't understand a thing about baseball.
Goo-Let me explain it to you!
Eleanor--Very well, give me an example of a home run. I I
Rastus-What dem boxes marked T. N. T. mean?
Sambo-Dat T. N. TJ? Dat means Travel, Nigger, Travel. '
Fours, fours, fours,
In the little book they go,
How I wish that I could utter
The things I ought to know.
Propkgtic ,y Paragraph
Cliff Traphagen recently opened a shoe store on Broadway. He waiswgiven three
Though Red Knudsen never showed any musical talent while in Highmschool, he
has developed so far that he is now a member of the fifty piece Bay Farmylsland
Sympathy Orchestra. Red plays the shoe horn. W p A . i ' , I
Frank Pennock and Roland Federspiel, who took advantage of ailarge opening in
a prominent San Francisco jewelry store, filed their way out of San Quentin last
night after prayers. '
Bernice Borchert can be seen at the Orpheum tonight in "Misery," The play has
had a continuous run from one town to another ever since it started.
Lloyd Combs is to be congratulated on his high position in life. The clever
artist is now busily engaged in painting roofs. V
During her High School days, Aurelia Weurz never 'had any trouble with the
police, but nowshe never opens 'her mouth but. what someone arrests her speech.
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I Agents for Hart Schaffner 6: Marx Clothes
HALTON or DIDIER
Clothiers, Furnishers, Hatters, Etc.
I437 Park Street Phone Alameda 995
Miss Houston-"I want a truthful answer from you. How long did you study
W. Stannard Cwith English accentj-"Oh, four-tuh-five minutes."
wbile you wait
23l0 Santa Clara Avenue O. Sirola Phone Alameda 326l
Snick Dunbar-"For a nickle I'd kiss you."
J. McCaw-"Can you change a dime?"
WE. specialize in cards of all kinds, birth announcements, showers, birth-
day, wedding day, anniversaries, condolence, etc. Our stock is second
to none, quality always considered. 5 , CQBQ,
STATIONERY : ENGRAVING : PRINTING
I435 Park Street Alameda, Califomia
Miss DuBois--"In giving these answers, I shall skip around, so watch closely."
QAnd she wondered why the class laughed.J
L. W. VOSBURGI-I
Pefjfection Oi! Slaves Re-wicked
I433 Park Street E Phone Alameda 560
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Dolfazrs and Sense
"The habit of saving is in itself an ed-
ucationg it fosters every virtue, teaches
self-denial, cultivates the sense of order,
trains to forethought and so broadens
-T. T. MUNGER
Alameda Savings Bank
Park Street at Central Avenue
Wkbster Slrcel Bmuclz
Webster Street at Santa Clara Avenue
the Eicnrn I N f
The only Wm. Zingg in Alameda
1421 Park Street '
Grace Elster-"I think sheep are the dumbest animals alive."
C. G. fabsentlyb-"Yes, my lamb."
The Home of Chality
E- B- COOMB5 2317 Santa Clara Avenue
Phone Alameda 7 at Park Street
VV. R. McLean-"I say, waiter, what have you there?"
Careless Waiter-"Soup, sir."
McLean-"By the position of your thumb I thought it was a finger bowl."
Special Floral Designs
Hayashi Floral Company
Basket Flowers 'EQ Corsage Bouquets
2305 Santa Clara Avenue
Phone Alameda 539
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Safetii! iiii isellice ellmesyi
Citizens National Bank
Citizens Savings Bank
1500 PARK STREET
-W2'bster Street Branch
Citizens Savings Bank
1532 WEBSTER STREET
27mr account is earnestly sotzkited
the gcntu PgeNinety
Fine Chocolates and Bon Bons lce Cream and lce Cream Soda
N YLA N D E RS
Phone Alameda 566 l427 Park Street, Alameda
Bucklei'-"What makes you so small, Al?
Al Brooks-"I was raised on short-cake and Condensed milk."
IK af PIATT'S
2410 Santa Clara Avenue
A N D F I IJ M S TELEPHONE ALAMEDA 3560
Dot Tabor-"I don't think you were really anxious to hear me sing."
Ken Ward Cearnestlyb-"Indeed I was. I never heard you sing before."
Motor Shoe Repairing Shop
O. E. ROSE, Proprietor
Repairing While You Wait
Chestnut Station Phone Alameda 3472
Chris-"When Adam asked Eve for a kiss, what did she say?"
Alice-"VVhy I'm sure I don't know."
Chris-"I don't care A-dam.
The Pharmacy of
DEPENDABLE DRUG SERVICE
PHONE ALAMEDA 344
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