Alameda High School - Acorn Yearbook (Alameda, CA)
- Class of 1922
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E, THE MEMBERS OF THE CLASSES OF JUNE AND
DECEMBER, NINETEEN TWENTY-TWO, WILL SOON
COMPLETE OUR FOUR YEARS' STAY IN ALAMEDA
HIGH SCHOOL. WHATEVER ADVANCEMENT WE HAVE
REALIZED DURING THIS TIME IS DUE TO THE UNFAILING
INTEREST AND LOYALTY OF THE FACULTY, AND VVE
DEEPLY APPRECIATE THEIR HELP AND GUIDANCE
THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT PERIOD.
DR. GEORGE C. THOMPSON--
MISS MAY V. HAWORTH--- OO,... ,... -
MR. WILLIS MINIUM OO,...,OI.......
MISS EMMA M. GARRETSON O.O.
MR. ARTHUR F. AGARD--------
- ,..,..... Principal
Dean of Girls
Head of Mathematics Department
5 V ice-Principal
I Head of Science Department
S Director of Part Time Education
2 Head of Modern Language Department
-----.----Head of English Department
MISS MARY F. CONNELLY ............ Head of History Department
MR. CHARLES M. DANIELS- ...Lc.., ---Head of Latin Department
MR. PAUL L. EvANS.-- --.----- -
-------Head of Commercial Department
MISS LUCILLE HEWETT --------------.- Director of Psychological Research
MRS. HAZEI. B. HUNTER ----- . ------ .-Head of Music Department
MR. JOHN F. MACKENZIE ---- - .------ Head of Mechanics Department
MR. OTTO RITTLER ---------------- ------ Director of Physical Education
MISS ESKA GERRY-. -------
MISS ELDA EGGERT ---.---
---- Director of Physical Education
---.-.Director of Physical Education
MISS HAZEL WATROUS- ------- .------ H ead of Art Department
MIss GERTRUDE MORGAN ......,..
Miss CHARLOTTE ANDERSON--
Mxss LUELLA ARMITAGE ........
MISS MILDRED BEAVER ........
Miss HAZEL I. BENNETT- .....
MR. JAMES H. BURTON. .......
MISS MARX' CALLOWAY .... . ....
Miss ERA CHAMBERLAIN ......
MR. HOMER CORNICK- .......... .
MR. W. DARRELL COUGHLAN
Miss ELIZABETH DORN. .....,...
MIss BLANCHE DUBOIS .....
MR. ELVEN T. ELLEFSON ......
Miss EsTELLA FULTON.-.
MIss EDITH GAMBLE- ......
MISS MARGERY GLASS .........
MR. FREDERICK GOLDMAN ....
MRs. ESTELI.E HERRICK- ...,.
- ,.... Domestic Science
- ..... History
- ---- . Domestic Science
MRs. PORTIA JACOBI - -.-. ---. Commercial
Mrss ROFENA LEWIS- ------- ----- - Science
MR. H. F. MOREHEAD- ---.---. --,-- M echanical Drawing
Miss THERESA MULLIGAN -.-.--- ---.-.Commercial
MRs. DOROTHY NYSWANDER- --.-- - - ----.- Mathematics
Miss EDNA M. OSBORNE. .------
MRs. EDNA F. PARTCH. -----.-
MR. RICHARD F. PHELPS. -----
MRs. MARGIIERITE PRINCE.-
MIss VIOLA ROGERS .---.-----.----
MIss MURIEL RUSHMORE- -----
MR. RAY SHAFER- ---.-.---- --
Miss EMILY SHERMAN --------
MR. R. L. SPAETH ------------
MR. WM. I. STRATTON --------
Miss PAULA SWARM. ---..-.--.
MISS RUTH B. TULLY -------
MR. GURNEY K. YOUNG ------
-.-- .. .-----.-----.-. English
Director of School Savings Bank
---.------- --.Manual Training
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llarry Akesson, commonly known as
"Swede," was class president 12, 43, class
secretary 1213, Ad. Board 11, 43, Advisory
Basketball Captain 123, Ass't Manager Oak
Leaf 1153, permanent member Star and Key.
Judiciary Board 143, Secretary of Judiciary
Board 143, Senior Play cast 143. Motion Pic-
ture Committee 143, Yell Leader A. S. A. ll.
S., Recording Secretary A. S. A. H. S. 143,
Ways and Means Committee 143, and is go-
ing to the l'niversity of California.
Norman Ackley, alias "Cutie," was Class
Secretary 1123, permanent member Star and
Key, Advertising Manager Prom 133. Advis-
ory Track Captain 133, Advisory Tennis Can-
tain 143, Senior Play staff 1-13, and 1we
hope3 l'niversity of California.
Ilere we see Betty Allen-"Bet" for short.
Vice-President Class 123, Welfare Committee
Girls' Association 133, Freshman Reception
143, .Tu Board 143. Future, l'. C.
NVell, well, see who's herel Dorothy F.
ll. Anderson 1"lJeeflieath"3. ller record:
Class I-lditor 11, 23, winner Senior Play
Poster contest 11, 23, Graduation Decoration
Committee 11, 23, Circus Day Committee 123,
ACORN Art Staff 11, 2, Ei, 43, Freshman Re-
ception 143, Senior Play 143, Seniorpbeum
143. Future, Art School.
' Hain" Anderson entered from Armijo
High 1123, and was Class President 1133, Ad-
vertising Manager "Mikado" 1-13, Judiciary
Board 133. Future, College of Pharmacy,
Fniversity of California.
This young lady is Cathrine Argentn. Her
friends call her "OHL" She wus Psher at
Senior Play 143. Her future is business.
"Ham" Ashley was Class Secretary 11, 3,
43, Class President 123, Star and Key 11,
23, Interclass Swimming: 18, 43, lilanairer
ACORN 143, Cast Senior Play 143, Cast
Seaiorpheum 143, Track 1-13, Judiciary
Board 143, Ad Board 143, Ways and Means
Committee 143, Financial Secretary A. S. A.
H. S. lfuture, Stanford.
Allow us to present Gertrude Axdal. called
"Gt-rt." She was in the Freshman Recep-
tion and her future is Munson School for
Vallance Baird, sometimes known as "V,"
Winner of 13ecathlon Medal 143, Track 13,
43. Future, business.
Almenn Banta, generally known as "Mt-nie,"
She has been a member of the Star and Key
and a Senior Play l'sher 143. Future. busi-
An old friend, Ruth Bartels 1"Igp.:y"3,
Secretary Advisory 123, Glee Club 123. Chi-
nese Operetta 1153, Freshman Reception 143.
Why, that's Edith Bates, better known as
"l'ldie." This is what she's done: Ad Board
113. Star and Key 133, Vice-President of
Advisory 133, Seniorpheum 143. l"uture, l'. C.
This, folks, is liertlia Bayne. They call
her "l'inkie." She comes from Dominican
College, San Rafael 143, Freshman Reception
143. Future, l'niversity of California.
l3on't crowd! lt's Ann Bishop 1"Ambi-
tion"3. Permanent member Star and Key.
Welfare Committee Girls' Association 143,
Baseball 123. Future, llglecided.
Know her! Dorothy B' ke. "Dot," she is
called. ller record is: Ad Board 11, 23,
Star and Key 11, 2, 3, 43, Welfare Commit-
tee Girls' Association 133, Vice-President
French Club 183, 'Freasurer and Secretary
Star and Key 133, Freshman Reception 143,
Glee Club 143, Senior Advisory Committee
143, Senior Play 143, "Mikado" 143, Senior-
pheuni 143. Future, undecided.
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Why, if it isn't Kirsten Boe! Her nick-
name is "Kissy." She came from Mountain
View l'nion High 135, has been in Star and
Key and Seniorpheum. Her future is V. C.
The gentleman on the right is Ernest
Boodt, sometimes called "Beans," and was
President of the "Hi Y" bean feeds 12. 3,
45. and experts to follow music for a future.
liook, girls, there's Phyllis Borchert
1"Phil"5, Her record: Secretary of Advisory
125, Freshman Reception 125. Seniorpheum
145, "Garden of the Shah" 145. Seiiir Play
145, Seniorpheum 145. Future, home.
Let us introduce Merle B. Boyce 1"Cutie"5.
Glee Club 125, President Advisory 135,
Freshman Reception 145, Senior Play 145,
Good Manners Skit 145, Decoration Commit-
tee 145, Tennis 145. Seniorpheum 145. Fu-
ture, Vniversity of California.
Lucille Braun 1i'Lucy"5. A permanent
member of the Star and Key, and in the
Freshman Reception 145. Future. undecided.
Who'S that? Dorothy Brown 1"Dot"5. Her
record: Class Editor 115, Tennis 125. Star
and Key 11, 2, 3, 45, Secretary of Advisory
125, Fashion Show 145, Senior Play 145,
Seniorpheuni 145. Future, business.
Well, if it isn't Ruth Buckley 1"Ray"5,
Manager Candy Sale 135, Ad Board 12, 35,
Vice-President of Class 135, Oak Leaf Statf
135, News Editor of Oak Leaf 145, Chairman
Relief Committee 145, ACORN Stal? 145, Ten-
nis 145, Manager Freshman Reception 145,
Chairman Welfare Committee 145, Manager
Senior Play 145. Future, San Jose Normal.
Who is it? Gladys Burggren. From Water-
loo High, Iowa 135, Was in Freshman Re-
ception: intends to make business her future.
Clark Chamberlain 1"Curly"5. WVas a
member of the Star and Key 125, Manager
Swimming Team 115, Administrative Board
11, 2, 3, 45, Movie Operator 12, 45, Mo-
tion Pieture Committee 13, 45, Swimming
Team 11, 2, 45, Block "A" 11, 2, 45. Class
President 135, Manager Junior Prom 135,
Captain Advisory Swimming Team 13, 45,
Numerals 135, Ticket Manager Senior Play
145, ACORN Staff 145, Seniorpheum 145, Yell
Leader A. S. A. H. S. 145, Manager, "Roll
Your Own," Circus Day 145. Future, U. C.
Francis Chamberlain 1"Franny"5. Member
of Star and Key 11, 2, 3, 45, Administrative
Board 12, 3, 45, Class Editor 135, Class Sec-
retary 135, Advisory President 135, Captain
Advisory Swimming Team 135, Captain Ad-
visory Track Team 135, Ticket Manager Prom
135, Advertising Manager Senior Play 145,
Assistant Manager Senior Play 145, Manager
Cirrus Day 145, ACORN Staff 145, Swimming
145, Block "A" 145, Seniorpheum 145, 'Ways
and Means Committee 145, Financial Secre-
tary A. S. A. H. S. 145. Future, U. C.
"Gill" Christian was a member of the Star
and Key 11, 2, 3, 45, Editor Oak Leaf 13, 45,
Cast Senior Play 145, Cast Seniorpheum 145,
Future, Business College.
This is Eugenia Cliuchard, "Genie" for
short. Ad Board 13, 45. Ju Board 13, 45,
Social Committee 135, Vice-President Class
145, President Advisory 135, Freshman Re-
ception 11, 2, 3, 45, Senior Play 145. Secre-
tary Advisory 115, Persian Operetta 135,
Seniorpheum 12, 35. Future, Dramatics.
"Fred" Clint-hard. Future, l'. C'.
This is Gladys Collar 1'iGlad"5. Freshman
Reception 145, "Mikado" 145, and Senior-
pheum 145. Her future is Art School.
YVe want you to meet Barbara Cronk
1"Bobbie"5. Her record is: Star and Key
135, Seniorpheum 135, Tennis 145, Freshman
Reception 145. Future, Art School.
Ned Crowl 1"Cupid"5 entered from Scran-
ton High, North Dakota 135, Track Team 13,
45, Tribune Marathon 13. 45, Stage Manager
Seniorpheum 145. Future, undecided.
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The young lady here depicted is Bernice
Ilale, known as "liern." She has been on the
Girls' Judiciary Board. ller future is Uni-
versity of 1'alifornia.
llere observe Myrtle Dalton. She was in
the Freslinian Reeeption 145. Her future is
And hcre's eheerful Antoinette Davini.
'l hey call her "'l'ony." She has been on the
Star and Key 11, 13, Il, 45, Advisory Presi-
dent 115. Advisory Treasurer 125, Freshman
Rec-epti.in 145, Seniorpheum 145.
Would you know Courtney de Coluiesuilf
"Mullet" is her nickname. Her reeord:
Class ldditor 125, Vice-President Advisory
125, Star and Key 11, 2, 3, 45, Vie0-l'resi-
dent Star and Key 13. 45, Freslunan Recen-
tion 1-15. Future, l'niversity of California.
The girl on your left is Elizabeth de
l.aneey. They call her "lit-tty." She is a
permanent member of the Star and Key, Glee
1'luh 139, ll, Freshman Reception 145. Fu-
ture, Business College.
Ralph de Lancey 1"Del"5. numerals for
Interelass Basketball 135, Orchestra for Ilan-
sants 12, il, 45. Future, lfniversity of Cali-
I wancher meet Margaret Dickinson. She
camc from Kalamazoo, Mich., that's why we
call her "Kal," She has been in the Starr
and Key 13, 45, Freshman Reception
Senior Advisory Committee 145, ACORN Staff
145, Thanksgiving Conimittee 145, Manager
Seniorpheum 145. Future, L'niversity of Cal-
Uh, girls. that's Lucille Di Vecchio 1t'Lin-
oleum"5. Permanent member Star and Key,
President Advisory 135, Chairman Sports and
Pastimes Committee 135, Sports and Pastimes
Coinmittee 145, Freshman Reception 145.
Senior Play 145, Tennis 135. Future. Nor!
The gentleman on the port is "Andy"
Dixon, who entered from Cogswell 135, and
was on the Unk Leaf Staff 13, 45. ACURN
Staff 145, Administrative Board 145, Judi-
ciary Board 145, Class Editor 145, Swim-
niinu 145, Manager Swimming: Team 145,
Block "A" 145. Future, he's all "past,"
Now consider Dorothy Donaldson 1"Dot"5.
Vice-President Advisory 125, President Ad-
visory 12, 35, Freshman Reception 1-15,
Seniorpheum 145, "Mikado" 145, Judiciary
Board 145, Ad Board 145, lNIanag:er Fresh-
man Reception 145. Future, Vniversity of
Clarita liverly comes next, They Call her
"Quita." She has been in the Freshman Re-
ception, ller future is business.
llave you met Mabel Evans? "Mibbs."
she's called. Star and Key 11, 2, 8, 45, See-
retary Advisory 135, Glee Club 12, 35, Chil
nest- Opcrctta 125. Persian Oueretta 1355,
Senior Play 145. Future, l'niversity of Cali-
Please come to order! This is Grace Faulk-
ner. ller friends call her "Belle," Yiee-
Iresident Class 11, L5, Manager Soph Candy
Sale 125, Ad Board 13, 45, Judiciary Board
13, 45, ACORN Statl' 145, Freshman Reception
125, 45, Vice-I'resident A, S. A. H. S. 145,
Star and Key, permanent member. Future,
l'lllV1'I'SliY of California.
Yes, it's Sadye Fisher. She is a Derma-
nent member of the Star and Key. Her fu-
ture is business.
'rt ' " Helen Fortmunn. "Ilia,"
.' ne ' ks -: ier. S L w s in Orchestra
, Z. , 'lIllS it 'lst ia Q, 45, Oak Leaf
' -1 T , lrosi Reeei ion 45. Future.
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That looks like Alta Fulton 1"Short.y"3.
Vice-President Girls' Association 143, Senior
Advisory Committee 143, Secretary of Ad-
visory 133, Senionmheum 143, Future, work.
Here we have Kenneth Fulton 1"Kupsy"3.
Entered from Vocational High, Oakland 133.
Future, University of California.
Here comes Kathryn Gilbert. They call her
"Kath" Her record: Tennis 13, 43, Fresh-
man Reception 143, Decorating Committee
143, Seniorpheum 143. Future, undecided.
Frederick Greenlee 1"Dizzy"3 Military
113, Interclass Swimming 12, 33, Cast Senior
Play 143, ACORN Staff 143, Assistant Manager
Oak Leaf 143, Cast Seniorpheum 143. Future,
University of California 1maybe3.
Next in line is Marian Greenlee 1"Sis"3.
She has been in the Star and Key 11, 2, 3,
43 and Freshman Reception. Future, Mills.
This is presumably Kathryn Gregg. "Tom"
is her usual name. Her record is: Baseball
13, 43, Basketball 133, Chairman Sports and
Pastimes Committee 143, Freshman Reception
143. Future, undecided.
The young lady on your right is Elaine
Grob. Her future is undecided.
Ever seen her? Louise Gutte 1"Hick"3.
Gridley Union High 123, Swimming 133, Star
and Key 133, Freshman Reception 143. Fu-
ture, Art School.
Philip Hagen 1"Snake"3, Star and Key
113, Interclass Basketball 143. Future, Uni-
versity of California.
VVould you recognize Jessie Halcrowl
"Jay" is her nickname. Her record: Fresh-
man Reception 143, Judiciary Board 143,
Good Manners Skit 143, Seniorpheum 143,
Social Committee Girls' Association 143. Fu-
Here we see Esther Hefty. "Emmy" she is
generally called. She is a permanent mem-
ber of the Star and Key. Her future is
The echinoderm featured on the left is
known as "57" Heinz and was Class Secre-
tary 12, 43, Administrative Board 13, 43,
Judiciary Board 143, Class Editor 143, Man-
ager Senior Play 143, Stage Manager "Mi-
kado" 143, Assistant Manager Seniorpheum
143, ACORN Staff 143, Football Team 143.
Future, University of California.
Wilbur Hitchcock. Future, College of Med-
icine, University of California.
Adrien Hynes, entered from St. Mary's 133,
Cast Senior Play 143, Cast Seniorpheum 143.
Future, College of Medicine, University of
John ltow, Star and Key 11, 2, 3, 43,
Track 13, 43. Future, University of Cali-
Eugene Jackson, known as "Andrew," was
Class Editor 113, Class Secretary 12, 43,
Star and Key 113, Cast Senior Play 143,
Administrative Board 143. Future, Univer-
sity of California.
This is supposed to be Estelle Joehunisen,
whose reeord is: Stul' and Key 115, Vive-
President Advisory 11, 25, Glee Club 11. 12,
8, 45, Yire-President Class 125, Chinese Op-
erettn 1135, Corresponding Seeretnry lfreneh
Club 125, Seeretary lfreneh Club 135. Presi-
dent Glee Club 145, the "Mikado" 145,
Seniorpheuin 145, Senior Play 145, l"reslnnzin
Reception 145, Good Manners Skit 145. So-
eiul f'onnnittee Girls' Assoeiution 145, Girls'
Ju liourd 145. Future, Vniversity of Culi-
Clit? Johnson entered from Oroville Vnion
l1i':h S:-hool 135, 'l'ieket lnllllllglfl' "Miknt1o"
145, TI'2l1'li 'l'euin 145. Future, College of
I'llarniuey, l'niversity of Cnliforniu.
We here present Merle Johnson. She wus
in the Stnr und Key 11, 2, 3, 45, und Or-
ehestrn 11, 2, 215. ller fixture is San Fron-
llon't hloek the tratiie: it's '1'helma Jones.
"Tillie" she-'s culled. Permanent member
Stur und Key. Glee Club 135, lfreshmnn Re-
eeption 145. Future, undecided,
"Yonk" Kutugiri. Stair und Key 115. Fu-
ture, Vniversity of California.
Oh, lookit! 'l'here's Helini Koski. "Hel"
for short. She has been in the Star und
Key 11. 45, ond Seniorpheuin 145. Future,
l'niversity of Cnliforniu.
Step up. everybody. Here's Evelyn Lenn-
der. She euine from YVusliington Iligh, Port-
lnnd, Ure. 135. She took part in the "Senior-
pheum" nnd her future is State Teachers'
This is a pieture of Sybil Lee, "Sibbie" is
her nieknuxne. lfreshmun Ref-eption. Future.
Ilellol It's Ada Lilja. She comes from
'l':xeomu. Washington 135, Future, Seeretury.
Venturing Ida lloughlin, known as "Jo."
Her record: Star und Key 11, 2, 3, 45.
l"reshni:in Reception 145, Seniorpheulu 145.
Seeretnry Star and Key 145, Assistant Ed-
itor Uulr Leaf 145. Future, Sun Francisco
Know her? Sure. Viviun Loughlin, called
"Beanie," She has been a permanent inexn-
ber of the Star and Key, Freshnlzlxi Reeep-
tion 1-15, Advisory President 145, Senior-
pheum 145. l"uture, business.
l-Ilwood Massey 1"'l'om"5 has been n mem-
ber of the Star and Key 11, 2, 3, 45, and
experts to attend the University of California.
Would you reeognize Clara Mason: She's
known ns "Peggy." She has been in the
Glee Club 145, "Mikado" 145, Star and Key,
perniunent member. Freslimun Reception 145.
Future, Business College.
llon't erowd l Here's Ruth MeCrystul.
"Rufus" is her niekname. Her reeord is:
'l'ennis 125, lfreshmun Reception 145, Good
Manners Skit 145, lfnshion Show 145. Fu-
ture, Vniversity of Cnliforniu.
"Hootmon" Mackenzie entered from Stork-
ton High 125, Basketball 12, 35, Busebnll
12, Il, 45, Administrutive Board 135. Block
"A" 12, 115. Future, undecided.
Now eoines lillen Mederuft 1"l'll"5. Senior
Advisory Committee 145, .lu Board 145, Stair
and Key 1235, Freslinmn Reception 145. Fu-
ture, Vniversity of California.
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"Duck" Meuter, Baseball 13, 43. Future,
Folks! Here's Elizabeth Mitchell. "Liz,"
they call her. She was in the Freshman Re-
ception, and business is her future.
Jack Moulthrop, Star and Key 11, 2, 3, 43,
A. H. S. Orchestra 11, 23, Treasurer French
Club 133, ACORN Staff 143. Future. Univer-
sity of California.
Yea, verily, Alice May Munn. Good Man-
ners Skit 133, Freshman Reception 143, Star
and Key 11, 2, 3, 43, VVelfare Committee
143. Future, University of California.
Just look, here's Eleanor Murphy 1"El"3.
Permanent member Star and Key, Freshman
Reception 143. Future, Mills College.
Raymond Nagayama 1"Ray"3. Military
113, Advisory Tennis 133, Tennis Team 143.
Future, University of California.
Hello, there's Lillian Pfeiffer, "Lil" for
short. She has been Secretary of Advisory
123, on the Christmas Committee 113, Fresh-
man Reception 143, Seniorpheum 143. Fu-
Donald Provines 1t'Crowbar"3. A. H. S.
Orchestra 12, 3, 43. Future, University of
Melville Provines. Entered from Voca-
tional High, Oakland 123, A. H. S. Orches-
tra 133, Senior Play 143. Future. Univer-
sity of California.
The damsel to your right is Olive Poole.
"Buzzy" is her nickname. Freshman Recep-
tion 143, Senior Play 143. Future, Univer-
sity of California.
Here is the smiling face of Genevieve Pow-
ers. She's known as "Gem" She came from
Notre Dame 143, Freshman Reception 143.
Future, University of California.
Theoretieally this is Ada Rogers, "Yada"
they call her. Glee Club 143, "Mikado" 143.
Christmas Committee 11, 23, Freshman Re-
ception 143, Star and Key. Future. Univer-
sity of California.
Yes! It's Clara Rogers. Her future is
Ralph Rogers 1"Shorty"3. 'Permanent mem-
ber Star and Key. Future, business, 1His-
torical Note: Said person drags down a "1"
in 4b history3.
"Hank" Rohr. Intern-lass Swimming 113,
Baseball 143. Future, University of Califor-
Malvolm Roper 1"Mal"3. Permanent mem-
ber of the Star and Key, Orchestra 11, 23.
numerals for Basketball, member "Hi Y"
Cabinet 12, 253. Future, Boston Institute of
NVell, we've rome to Dolores Sauin. "Dodo"
for short. Glee Club 11, 2, 43, Chinese On-
eretta 113, Star and Key 12, 253. Baseball
1213, "Mikado" 143. Future, Normal.
This is to introduce Jeanette Shumaker.
She entered from the College of the Holy
Names 1123. She has been on the Star and
Key 1293, President of Advisory 133, and in
the Seniorpheum. Future, undecided.
llere we have Marsden 1"Red"3 Seabrook.
Entered A. ll. S. from Liek-NVilmerding 143.
Manager of Traek Team 143, ACORN Staff
143, Football Team 143. Future, Vniversity
This is a portrait of Blythe Theresa Shaw.
Iler friends 1-all her "Pinkie." She has been
a permanent member of the Star and Key,
Head l'sher 143, eame from San Diego High
1223. l"nLure, business.
'l'he gentleman on the right is XVilliam
1"Bill"3 Simpson, the noted artist. He was
on the AcoRN Art Staff 12, 3, 43, Class Nu-
Inerals 133, Cirele "A" 133, Baseball 143.
Assistant Yell Leader 133. Future, Art
You're right. 'I'hat's Mildred Smith. gen-
erally ealled "Midgie." Her reeord: lfrenrh
Club 12, 33, Freshman Reception 143, Per-
manent member Star and Key, Glee Club 143,
"Mikado" 143, Advertising Committee 143,
Senior Advisory 143. Future, undecided.
Yes, it's llagmur Sorensen. ller friends
eall her "Dag," She was in the Freshman
Ret-eption. Future. Vniversity of California.
Presenting Dolores Spent-e 1"Babe"3.
Notre Dame 143, Seniorpheum 143. Future,
l'niversity of California.
And this is "Al" Steele. Baseball Team
11, 2, Ci, 43, Truek Team 11, 2, Il3, Manager
Baseball 'leam 123. Captain Baseball Team
143, Bloek "A" 12, 33, Four Star "A" 143,
Advisory Baseball Captain 13, 43, Class Nu-
meruls 133, Ad Board 11, 2, 43, Ju Board
155, 43, Manager Senior Play 143. Manager
Dansants 115, 43, Ways and Means Committee
13, 43, President A. S. A. H. S. 143. Fu-
ture, l'niversity of California.
Our friend. Frieda Stromberg, t'l4'reed" for
short. Future, business.
Class, attention: This is Alvera Thien.
'l'hey eall her "Al," Class Representative
113, Ju Board 1213, Y. VV. C. A. Fashion
Show 1213, lfresliman Reeeption 143, Senior-
pheum 143 "Mikado" 143, Chairman Relief
Committee 143, Manager Candy Sale 143,
Sevretary's Girls' Association 143. Future,
Vniversity of California or Art School.
Moreton Thorne. Permanent member of
Star and Key, Seniorpheum 1353, Interelass
Basketball 133, Future, undecided.
Nl'alter Tibbey 1"'l'ib"3. Future, l'niver-
sity of California.
An old friend, Elizabeth Toy. "Toy" she
is called. Caine from Medford lligh, Mass.
Star and Key 113, Seeretury Advisory 113,
Yiee-President Advisory 123, Advisory Hn-
tertainment Committee 12, 33, Advisory Christ-
mas Committee 12, 33, Chairman Good Man'
ners skit 143, l"reshman Reeeption 143,
Senior Play 143, Soeial Committee Girls' As-
soeiulion 143, Glee Club 143, "Mikado" 143,
Seniorphenm 143, Future, Mills College.
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This space was reserved for "Tub" UpphoE,
but he couldn't make it. Military 11, 25,
Football 11, 2, 3, 45, Captain Advisory
Baseball Team 12, 35, Baseball 145, Member
Championship Football Team 1918, and wear-
er of Gold Football. Manager of Circus Day
135, Ju Board 13, 45, President Ju Board
135, Manager Football Team 135, Advisory
Board 145, Ways and Means Committee 145,
President A. S. A. H. S. 145. Future, U. C.
Do you recognize Elizabeth Vaughan? She
is called "Billie" Vice-President A. S. A, H.
S. 145, President Girls' Association 145,
Senior Advisory Committee Chairman 145,
Ju Board 13, 45, President Ju Board 145,
Ad Board 11, 2, 3, 45, Vice-President Class
13, 45, Secretary Class 125, ACORN Staff 13,
45, Social Committee 13, 45, Motion Picture
Committee 145, Chairman Dansant Commit-
tee 145. Future, University of California.
The young lady to your right is Vera Von
Tagen. Orchestra 11, 25, Vice-President
Class 135, Ju Board 13, 45, Star and Key
135, President Advisory 135. Future, unde-
Allen VValker, sometimes called "Montana"
Member of the Star and Key 115, Class Ed-
itor 12, 35, Advertising Manager Prom 135,
Advertising Manager "Garden of the Shah"
135, Manager, "Roll Your Own," Circus Day
135, Editor ACORN 145, Ju Board 145, Ad
Board 145, ACORN Staff 135, Oak Leaf Staff
145, Ways and Means Committee 145, Cast
Senior Play 145, Manager 'tMikado" 145,
Class President 145, Recording Secretary A.
S, A. H. S. 145. Future, U. C.
Allow me. Edna Walker, "Ed" for short.
Her record: Star and Key 11, 2, 3, 45. Sec-
retary Advisory 125, Editor Star and Key
135, Glee Club 13, 45, Freshman Reception
145, Senior Play 145, Good Manners Skit 145,
Secretary-Treasurer Glee Club 145. the
"Mikado" 145, ACORN Staff 145, VVelfare Com-
mittee Girls' Association 145, Tennis 145,
Seniorpheum 145. Future, University of Cal-
Know her? Ada Watson, Star and Key,
Freshman Reception 145, Christmas Commit-
tee 145, Girls' Champion Baseball Team 145.
Future, University of California.
Look who's here! Esther Weiss 1"Es"5.
Star and Key 11, 2, 3, 45, Cashier School
Bank 13, 45. Future, business.
"Kenny" Wells. Interclass Swimming 12
35, Interclass Football 12, 35. Future, unde-
Featuring Ruth VVells 1"Beebe"5. She
came from Modesto High. Officer nn Fielf'
Day 135, Usher Freshman Reception, Grad-
uation, and "Mikado" 145, Seniorpheum 145.
Future, Secretarial School.
Carlton Wichman, known as "Wick," Class
President 115, Track Team 125, Football
135, Cast Senior Play 145. Future, business.
Albert Williford 1"Speed"5. Baseball 11,
2, 3, 45, Class President 135, Class Editor
135. Future, business.
Fred Wilson 1"Percy"5. Interclass Base-
ball 11, 2, 35. Interclass Track 125, Inter-
class Basketball 135. Interclass Swimming 145.
Cast Seniorpheum145. Future, undecided.
This is Helen Winkle. She has been in
the Star and Key, Basketball and Tennis.
Yes, girls, Lucille Wold. Star and Key
115, Freshman Reception 145. Future, U. C.
Nearly last, Alice Zabriskie 1"Al"5. Ad-
visory President 125, Star and Key 125,
Sports and Pastimes Committee 135. Fu-
ture, University of California.
Last, but not least, Levitt Zimmerman
1"Zim"5. Baseball 11, 2, 35, Class Secretary
125, Advisory Baseball 12, 35. Future, unde-
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SENSATIONAL JAIL BREAK
OLORIOUS FOURTH AT HAND
Alameda, July 1.-Al-
though the Fourth of
July is three days off.
the city is already tak-
ing on the appearance
of a Civil War. The
hospitals are choked
with the dead and dying.
Walter Tibbey, while,
pIayin,g with a toy can-
non, shot his ears off.
Will Simpson, a promi-
nent Alamedan. is be-
ing treated at the Sani-
tarium for a singcd
beard: Adrien Hynes,
after lighting an explo-
sive cigar, is now in the
Albert Steele, the lo-
cal agent for the Super-
annuated Four, lit a
match to see if he need-
ed gasoline. This hap-
pened day before yester-
day. Natives of Hay-
ward and points east re-
port that it has been
raining Steele for the
past twenty-four hours.
G, the younger son of
I-'rcderick L. Greenlee,
11:04 liay Street, play-
fully shot. his mother,
father, brother and sis-
ter with a shotgun. In-
terment strictly private.
HINES TO DE REOPENED
Hellsbells, Mont., July
1. - tliy Assassinated
News Servicel.-Col. Al-
len Walker arrived in
town today via the
Skunk Valley stage. Aft-
cr clearing Main street
by a simultaneous dis-
charge tram both hips
he lurched through the
swinging doors of the
llot Dog Saloon, now
Walker plans to re-
open tlie Green Elephant
Brass Mines. This has
never been done before.
Walker is an experi-
Natives are interested
as VValker is said to be
backed with great cap-
ital. This was shown by
his lavish spending at
the Hot Dog Saloon,
now Cafeteria. To Dut
it mildly the populace
is considerably flushed
over the prospects of his
Alameda. July 1.-
Ilaniilton Anderson, DPU-
prietor of Anderson's
Cut-Throat Drug Store.
reports that his store
was broken into last
evening, and the till
robbed of the week's
profits, 82.09. In addi-
tinn, a bag of candy, a
package of matches and
a box of Carter's Little
Liver Pills. Two youths,
t'Swede" Akesson and
"57" Heinz are being
held in the City Bastile.
The arrest was made by
Police Otlicers Hitchcock
LOCAL OIRL WINS HONORS
Paris, July 1.-Among
the successful students
of the Beaux Arts who
have received signal
fame in the recent ex-
hibits at the Paris
Saloon, Dorothy Ander-
son, a local girl, was
honored with the Booby
Prize. Her work, which
is declared by second-
hand connoisseurs as a
work of art, is named
"The Free Pretzel Coun-
ter" and portrays those
days which are long
past, when our ances-
tors were known to pur-
chase street car rides
for tive cents.
HIGH SCHOOL IN
Alameda, July 1.-At
the meeting of the Coun-
cil last night Council-
man Francis Chamber-
lain made a motion that
a tax on doorknobs be
instituted to raise funds
for the construction of a
second new high school.
School Architect Mel-
ville Provines, who ap-
peared befnre the Coun-
cil, remarked that the
present High School
grounds are so cluttered
with annexes that the
pupils have difficulty in
finding their way be-
Recently four students,
Freshmen, were lost and
died a hideous death
San Quentin, July 1.--
Directly after prayers
this evening two con-
victs escaped over the
back tence. They were
Williard Frier, ex-pugi-
list, convicted of rob-
bing the Milpitas Dime
Savings Bank, and Nor-
man Ackley, counterfeit-
er. Prison Warden Upp-
hoff said that this is the
tirst prison break since
the sensational escape
of Raymond Nagayama
two years ago, when he
picked the lock on the
BRILLIANT CAREER ENDED
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert
announce the engage-
ment of their daughter,
Kathryn, to Prohibition
Director Ashley. Mr.
Ashley, until his aD-
pointment as Prohibition
Director, has had a
brilliant career, being a
graduate of Alameda
Esther Weiss. cashier
in an Alameda Bank,
sailed for China yester-
day. Her departure is
greatly lamented by the
otlicers of the bank.
July 1.-Ken Wells,
junior member of the
firm of 0. R. VVells Sa
Company, was painfully
injured when a safe. the
property of a local bank,
fell on him.
CROWL IN HDNOLULU
Ned Crowl, a local
swimmer, has arrived in
Honolulu, according to
cables received here,
and expects to complete
his swim to China be-
fore breakfast tomorrow
morning. He reports
passing two steamers.
SECURES FIRST NEWS-
NAVAL BASE CERTAIN
VVashington, July 1.-
According to advices re-
ceived by Senator Philip
Hag-en of the Senate
Naval Committee. the
Alameda Naval Base is
practically assured. This
startling news was is-
sued today by Gilbert
Christian, editor of the
Alameda Times-Star, who
is now in Washington as
Chairman of the- Ala-
mcda Mud Development
Committee. Work of
dredging the site will
start at once, as the for-
mer location is now un-
der water. With this
news comes the addition-
al information that Rear
Admiral VViIl Rogers in
the Flagship "Oregon"
has sailed from Hunter's
Point for Alameda.
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Alameda, July 1.-
After living twelve years
in his native land,
Sweden, Earl Mackenzie,
a former Alameda High
School baseball star, re-
turned to Alameda yes-
terday. He was met at
the station by a bevy of
his former female school
Mackenzie says that
baseball in Sweden is
still in its infancy.
In his day, Mackenzie
was a member of the
Alameda High baseball
team for nearly six
Under the direction of
Marsdeil Seabrook, golf
instructor de luxe, many
promising society women
and some Alamedans are
becoming proficient in
the gentle art of mining
the turf. Among those
expected to compete in
the national indoor four-
some tomorrow, to be
held on the new folding
links recently installed
on the Fairmont roof, are
the Misses Almena Banta,
Courtney de Colmesnil,
Elizabeth Vaughan, Ber-
enice Dale, Edna Walk-
er and Vera Von Tagen.
Considering the line-up
it is probable that the
links will be reopened
in good condition the
LADIES' POOL CLUB FOHMED
The organization of a
ladies' pool club is well
under way, according to
a statement made today
by Clark Chamberlain,
owner and proprietor of:
Chamberlain's Elite Pool
Parlors. Miss Jessie Hal-
crow, organizer of the
club, announces that the
first match will be
played off during the
coming week. The line-
up is as follows: Miss
Hefty vs. Miss Gregg,
Miss Braun vs. Miss
Collar, Miss Di Vecchio
vs. Miss Wold, Miss Ida
Loughlin vs. Miss Viv-
Alameda, July 1.-
Poundmaster H o m e r
Meuter reports the cap-
ture during the past
month of 21 collies, 14
bulldogs, 20 fox terriers,
13 Airedales, 61 cats,
176 canary birds Cas-
sortedj, 1 ostrich. 2 kan-
garoos, 3 elephants, and
1 walrus. Mr. C'lit'ford
Johnson, city manager,
complimented him on the
etlicient work rendered
by the pound depart-
following week, accord-
ing to Fred Clinchard,
manager, who expects
that the damage will be
repaired by that date.
ANNOUNCES BIG BILL
The Orpheum, under
the management of Miss
Margaret Dickinson. is
startling large crowds of
East Bay theater-goers
with one of the bigugest
and best bills ever pre-
The Borchert Follies
has arrived from New
York and have already'
won the hearts of all by
their marvelous display
Timbuctoo, Mar. 24.-
According to advices re-
ceived here from Cooco-
hoola Land, Elliott Fish-
er, an American Mis-
sionary, formed the piece
de resistance at a ban-
quet enjoyed recently by
Chief Tomtum and his
tribe. Mr. Fisher, until
recently, was interested
in the printing business.
Friends of Miss Kir-
sten Boe will be inter-
ested to hear of her win-
ning the Historical De-
gree from Harvard. Miss
Boe, who is a remark-
able historian and anti-
quarian, has won many
other degrees ns well.
SAILOR NEARLY DROWNS
Andy Dixon, local
yachtsman, was nearly
drowned when his yacht,
the "Moonshine," foun-
dered near Hayward.
Dixon owes his life to
his ability to success-
fully wade ashore. Dixon
explained the accident
by saying when he came
aboard he found water
in the boat which he
endeavored to let out by
boring holes in the bot-
tom, He complained bit-
terly of the lack of bath-
ing facilities at Hay-
George Pring, 77, Ala-
meda, and Elizabeth Toy,
Hamlin Ashley, 30,
Palo Alto, and Kathryn
Gilbert, 19, Carmel.
Frederick Lask Green-
lee, 18, Alameda, and
Merle B. Boyce, 32, Mt.
John Upphotf, 45. San
Quentin, and Elizabeth
Vaughan, 16, Piedmont.
John Upphod, beloved
husband of Mrs. John
Upphoff. Died June 31
after a lingering illness.
Doctors agree that Upp-
hoH died of under-
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Class of June ,22
OUR years ago we entered Alameda High as the "Victory Class" and
we have consistently carried the ideals and principles of victory
through our days in school.
The feature of our first term was the Freshman-Sophomore tie-up,
which we won.
During this term our officers were Elridge Hanger, president, Viola
Leonard, vice-president, and Fred Leonard, secretary.
In our High Freshman term we elected the following oflicers: Milton
Gabbs, president, Dorothy Pollard, vice-president, Hamlin Ashley, secre-
tary, Clarke Chamberlain and Alvera T hien, Ad. Board, and Dorothy
Brown, editor. The administration was most successful.
We made our Low Sophomore term hard on all the scrubs with our
enforced "Scrub Rules."
Hamlin Ashley, president, Estelle Jochumsen, vice-president, Rich-
ard Heinz, secretary, Dorothy Pollard and Lester Brown, class representa-
tives, and Clarke Chamberlain, editor, made up the officers for our High
The oiiicers during the next term were Harry Akesson, president,
Dorothy Whalley, vice-president, Hamlin Ashley, secretary, Ruth Buckley
and Clark Chamberlain, class representatives, and Allen Walker, editor.
As Low juniors we chose our class pins to celebrate our becoming upper
Fred Leonard became president, Helen Young, vice-president, Harry
Akesson, secretary, Clark Chamberlain and Ruth Buckley, class representa-
tives, and Dorothy Anderson, editor.
The feature of our High Junior term was, of course, the Prom, one
of the best attended and best decorated of all Proms.
Clark Chamberlain was made president, Ruth Buckley, vice-president,
Hamlin Ashley, secretary, Richard Heinz and Alvera Thien, class repre-
sentatives, and Dorothy Anderson, editor.
During our Low Senior term we staged the most successful Senior play
Jack Lum was president, Ruth Buckley, vice-president, Richard Heinz,
secretary, and class representatives, Richard Heinz and Vera Von Tagen.
During the High Senior term the class staged the best attended Senior-
pheum in history, its members largely made up the ACORN staff, and it is
looking forward to a distinctive and delightful Senior ball and graduation.
Officers: Allen VValker, president, Elizabeth Vaughan, vice-president,
Hamlin Ashley, secretary, Clark Chamberlain and Vera Von Tagen, class
representatives, and Richard Heinz and Dorothy Anderson, editors.
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Class of December'22
T was with some fear, we must admit, that we, the class of December,
,22, first entered Alameda High School in February, 1919. VVe soon
became organized and elected the following officers: President, Will
Brooks, vice-president, Grace Faulkner, secretary, Eugenia Clinchard,
class representative, Annabelle Gardner, and Dexter Weeden, editor.
During our first term the Freshman-Sophomore tie-up was won with
the help of the High Freshmen by the score of 3 to 2.
As High Freshmen we elected Stewart Hieronymus, president, Anna--
belle Gardner, vice-president, Kenneth Speer, secretary, Dorothy Blake
and Worden Cornelius, class representatives, and Eugene Jackson, editor.
Our class put a football team on the field in the fall of 1919 which won
from the Sophomores, but was unable to repeat the performance.
In the spring of 1920 the then Low Sophomore class elected the follow-
ing oliicers: Stewart Hieronymus, president, Betty Allen, vice-president,
Norman Ackley, secretary, Dorothy Blake and Francis Chamberlain, class
representatives, and Courtney de Colmesnil, editor. In the fall Dexter
Weeden was made president, Grace Faulkner, vice-president, Eugene
Jackson, secretary, with Dorothy Blake and Francis Chamberlain on the
The main event of our High Soph term was the movie H232 Hours'
Leave." This was one of the best attended movies ever given at the
A. H. S., netting over SIOO.
As Low Juniors, Kenneth Speer was president, Vera Von Tagen, vice-
president, Francis Chamberlain, secretary, while Grace Faulkner and
Dexter VVeeden were class representatives.
ln the fall of 192 1 Stewart Hieronymus was again made president, with
Betty Allen, vice-president, and Norman Ackley, secretary. Class repre-
sentatives were Alvin Sargent and Grace Faulkner.
In this term our Junior Prom was given and it was certainly a success
in every way. It was managed by Stewart Hieronymus.
When we became Seniors we were given our own advisory, with Mrs.
Partch and Mr. Daniels as advisors. We elected the following ollicers:
President, Harry Akesson, vice-president, Eugenia Clinchard, secretary,
Eugene Jackson, treasurer, Norman Ackley, class representatives, Al Steele
and Dorothy Donaldson, and editor, Andrew Dixon.
The crowning success of our Low Senior term was the play, "Clarence"
An excellent cast was chosen and coached by Mr. Carlyle.
We will soon enter upon the last term of' school. We intend to make
our last term a grand success by giving an unsurpassable Seniorpheum.
Here's hoping that Alameda High School will always think as fondly
of the class of December, 322, as we shall think of Alameda.
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Q' LL-OF-A-SUDDEN PEGGY" Was presented by the Low Senior
class at Porter Auditorium on the evening of November 5, 1921,
before the largest audience in the history of school dramatics.
The cast had Worked earnestly for Weeks to make the production a
success and as a result of its untiring efforts the play was put on in a most
A large banner upon which was printed "All-of-a-Sudden Peggy" was
prepared as a unique publicity feature. ' This was exhibited in the yard
while the students were returning from a student meeting at Porter School.
The financial success was due primarily to the scheme of advertising that
was most carefully planned.
The cast was carefully chosen by Mr. Carlyle, the coach, to meet the
exacting requirements of the various character roles.
Anthony, Lord Crackenthorpe,
an amateur entomologist ....cs.,,.r...,.......,c....cc.cc ......., F reder1ck Greenlee
The Hon. Jimmy Keppel, his younger brother cc,c,... ....c..... Allen Walker
Maj or Archie Phipps, an English gentleman. ....,. ...,,.......sc H amlin Ashley
Jack Menzies, Jimmyls Friend ....sl....ss.,,...l...,,.. .,..l... . Melville Provines
Lucas ,..sc....,s,sc.......cs.......,...............,................-v.. ......, D orothy Brown
Lady Crackenthorpe, mother of Anthony, Jimmy
and Millicent ,...............,.......cc........cc............,c.,...,..,.., Dorothy Anderson
The Hon. Millicent Keppel, sister of Anthony and Jimmy ....., Merle Boyce
The Hon. Mrs. Colquohoun, a talkative neighbor ....,............. Edna Walker
Mrs. O'Mara, Widow of the late Professor O'Mara, E.R.S. ,.., Elizabeth Toy
Peggy, her impulsive daughter .............,........,c....c.....r..... Estelle Jochumsen
The class takes this opportunity to gratefully extend its appreciation to
all those who so willingly offered their services to make the play a Worthy
S the years roll along and Senior plays come and go, instead of losing
favor as might be expected from their frequent production, they
become more and more popular, as evidenced in the recent produc-
tion of "Clarence"
The play was presented on April 29 at Porter Auditorium before an
enthusiastic and appreciative audience. A delightful comedy, well done.
"Clarence" himself, the one and only, was played by Adrien Hynes.
He literally threw himself into the part, and if Booth Tarkington had been
in the audience, and we're not sure that he wasn't, we would have found him
fearful lest his hero die before the second act, so well did he take his part.
Eugenia Clinchard took the part of "Cora," the leading lady. Her
superb interpretation of her part placed the play far above others of its
kind. To say that she did well does not express it.
The part of Bobby Wheeler was taken by Harry Akesson, who appeared
to good advantage in this important part. A great deal depends upon the
way in which the role of Violet Pinney is played. Dorothy Blake more
than did the part justice.
Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler, who are known to us as Eugene Jackson and
Mabel Evans, convinced us that being heads of a modern family is not in
our line. Gilbert Christian played up to his part as Hubert Stem in a most
realistic fashion. Lucille Di Vecchio made an admirable private secretary,
and Carleton Wichman and Olive Poole gave us an idea of "domestic life."
This production marks an innovation in Alameda High School, and its
success presages others of the same type of American plays.
There were four acts to the production, three of which took place in the
drawing room of Mr. Wheeler's house, while the remaining one took place
in VVheeler's ofiice.
Every one connected with the play did invaluable work. Of course
no one mentions Mr. Carlyle, the coach, any more. He is almost as one
of us around the school now. Seems to be here half the time and he knows
the majority of pupils. However, one can't help but say what excellent
coaching he did.
Mrs. Partch and Mr. Daniels were indispensable. Their good judg-
ment and advice and unfailing work more than helped to make the play
the success it was. '
Albert Steele was invaluable as manager, as was his assistant, Francis
Chamberlain. Eugene Jackson, besides being in the cast, managed the
tickets. Although this is quite a job, Jackson got along without a hitch.
Last, but not least, we have our stage manager and head usher, John
Upphoif and Norman Ackley, respectively, whose work was most efficient.
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Seniorpheum of Spring'22
HE Seniorpheum, produced under the supervision of the class of
June, 322, was a decided success, due largely to the efforts of Mar-
garet Dickinson, who managed the production.
Eight big acts comprised the program, which was interspersed with
much harmony-vocal, instrumental and otherwise. The orchestra played
several numbers which were followed immediately by the Hrst act, in which
the Medart-Fraser pair furnished the audience with an excellent display of
dancing. This was followed by the "Florist Shop," a play produced under
the direction of Miss Calloway of the Drama Department. Rittler's human
statues dazzled the audience with their reality. Following the statues came
Borchert's Follies. Two professional dancers, Dolores Spence and Georgia
Joseph, presented some classic dancing that was worth going a long way to
see. Julia Neltinge, the wonder girl, followed next. Ed Rich and Jerry
Goodwin then presented a snappy act.
The concluding number was a musical comedy presented by the High
Seniors with a jazzy chorus of co-eds, with Francis Chamberlain and Estelle
Jochumsen taking the leading parts. Hamlin Ashley and Alvera Thein
represented a lively college boy and co-ed, respectively. Fred Greenlee and
Mildred Smith played important faculty roles. Marsden Seabrook and
Clark Chamberlain took the part of crooks to perfection.
Vodivil of Fall ,2I
HE vaudeville presented by the class of December, ,2I, made a
decided hit, due to the excellent management of Kenneth Biggart
and the extraordinary amount of talent in the class.
Glissman's Musical Five opened the program with several snappy jazz
selections. The Star and Key won the audience over with their comic
shadow pantomime entitled "Shadows" or "The Tale of a Fickle Lover."
The leading parts were taken by Ralph Vollmar and Dorothy Blake.
"Gene" Clinchard in her song and dance number entitled the G19 50
Girl" provided the audience with twenty delightful minutes. Four short
dancing acts were directed by Juliet Weinstock, in which a bevy of pretty
girls presented an Oriental dance, a Spanish dance, an old-fashioned dance
and a modern American dance. The costumes were exquisite.
Several entertaining numbers by Kenneth Biggart and Alice Burton,
Bert Van Cleve and Frank Castro in "Oysters for Two", and the good old
"Floradora" by the High Senior boys and girls met with approval.
A novel "Spring Dance" executed by "Louie" Mathewson, "Red"
Neville and Waldo Melbin brought down the house by its gracefulness and
proved a fitting close to this delightful evening.
Freshman Reception, Fall 721
AINTY bonnets witlya welcoming verse announced to the girls of
June, '25, that those of June, ,22, would hold a reception in their
honor on Wednesday, September 14, 1921, at Porter Auditorium.
Estelle Jochumsen entertained the girls by singing "Ma" and "Tying
Apples on a Lilac Tree." She was repeatedly encored. A novel college
skit followed in which Elizabeth Vaughan, Audrey Martine, Viola Leonard,
Grace Faulkner, Virginia Silverstone and Annabelle Gardner sang popular
songs. "Absolute Tommyrotn was well received when Elizabeth Toy
entertained with a few comic recitations. Dorothy F. H. A. with her Scotch
dog, "jock," ran through an act of Scotch dancing and singing under the
name of "Jock and Co. from Scotland."
Phyllis Borchert then led a chorus of ten Senior girls in a jazzy dancing
number. This "Senior Follies Act" was the feature of the program. The
girls were Alvera Thein, Grace Faulkner, Lillian Pfeilfer, Viola Leonard,
Billie Vaughan, Vera Von Tagen and Bernice Hamlin. The scene of this
last act was in a cafe. Dorothy Donaldson and Edna Walker were maids,
and Louise Gutte played the part of the waiter.
After the program the girls danced. De Lancey's orchestra furnished
the music. The affair was managed by Ruth Buckley.
Freshman Reception, Spring ,22
HE class of December, ,22 welcomed those of the class of Decem-
ber, '2 5, to Alameda High at a Freshman Reception given at Porter
Auditorium on the afternoon of February 24, 1922.
The "Hickville Follies" was a comedy skit with dancing, singing and
accordion selections which delighted the audience.
Olive Poole gave several delightful readings in dialect, the last of
which was a most appropriate piece concerning a Freshman and a peach pie.
The third number on the program was an Italian monologue given by
Eugenia Clinchard, who was costumed most effectively.
As the reception was given very near George Washington's birthday, a
cute colonial skit was next. Senior girls dressed in very becoming colonial
costumes posed inside a large picture frame for "The Family Album." A
minuet, led by Ruth Bartels and Dagmar Sorensen as George VVashington
and Martha Washington, followed.
Last on the program were the "Follies of I9'2.2,,, a snappy musical
number led by Eugenia Clinchard. The girls were Ellen Medcraft, Betty
Allen, jean McCaw, Helen Fortmann, Grace Faulkner, and Hertha Bayne.
De Lancey's jazz band played for the dance, punch was served, and all
the Seniors did their best to give the Freshmen a good time.
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HE "Mikado" was successfully presented before two crowded houses
at Porter Auditorium, March I7 and 18, under the able leadership
of Fred Carlyle, coach, and Mrs. Hazel B. Hunter, musical director.
Mr. W. I. Stratton rendered valuable assistanceaas orchestra director.
The management of the production was under the direction of Allen
Walker. Hamilton Anderson conducted what was declared to be the most
extensive advertising campaign ever used by the students of the High
School. Ticket Manager Clifford johnson, Stage Manager Richard Heinz
and Chief Electrician Clark Chamberlain all gave service that was indis-
The scenery was made in the high school shops, under the guidance
of Mr. R. F. Phelps, and was beautiful and elaborate in every detail.
The production itself was well worth seeing. The cast was exception-
ally well chosen, several outstanding stars being featured. The chorus
was carefully selected and consisted of thirteen boys and forty-two girls.
The orchestra accompanied the opera throughout and the quality of the
music showed long and faithful practice.
The "Mikado" is a comic opera in two acts, written by William Gilbert
and Arthur Sullivan, two Englishmen. It was produced in London in
188 5, and in the United States the latter part of the same year. The play
has been extremely popular ever since.
As the name indicates, the opera supposedly takes place in Japan at the
Philip Pyke and Lyman Lamb alternated in the roles of the Mikado,
and did equally well.
Nanki-Poo, disguised son of the Mikado and lover of Yum-Yum, one
of the Mikado's wards, was cleverly played by Albert Brooks, whose ren-
dition of "The Wandering Minstrel" was superb.
Lord High Executioner Ko-Ko was characterized by Albert Onions
who, though inexperienced, gave a good account of himself.
Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else, was played exceptionally well
by Julian Dickie, displaying both character and finesse.
The Mikado's three wards, Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo, were
played by Margaret Randall, Estelle Jochumsen and Marian Mitchell,
respectively. All of these girls have had experience, and gave a won-
derful characterization of their parts.
The part of Katisha was taken by Lella VVebb, who probably had the
hardest role in the opera, but she proved herself equal to the situation.
Pish-Tush was played alternately by Will Low and Fred Braue, and
both gave the audience much enj oyment.
Hrs is neither the first nor the last ACORN, but simply one of the
many. We cannot hope to make it stand forth from the others hy
virtue of its position, hut we have hent our best efforts to the end
that you may have what you want: an ACORN flied with interest to every
student in the school, fair and unbiased in its opinions and representative of
the best that we have at our command. We hope that we have succeeded
in our aims so far as to see our work stand, in your judgment, as a worthy
mark for future ACORNS.
ACH year, after the ACORN comes out, there is a good deal of smoke
about a "better ACORN,,, because usually the student considers that
he or she is sold if a leather bound volume the size of an encyclopedia
is not forthcoming at the magic ring of a dollar.
The fact remains that the school cannot support a larger ACORN, nor
a more expensive one, unless some way is devised of giving every student
an ACORN after he has paid increased student dues.
A larger ACORN is impractical, so We must stick to the present size and
get better quality. However, this is expensive. There is always a certain
amount of material that must go into an ACORN, and so, with limited finance,
the job usually consists of putting forth the old line in a new way. This
year we have tried to do not only that, but to add new departments, refine-
ments and features not usually seen in an ACORN.
We do this, first, because we Obtained more money, secondly, because
we have collected a staff of specialists who kiaow and understand the needs
of the ACORN. I ,
Blevin Neville edited the copy and supplied much of the best in the
book. Lewis Mathewson managed the ACORN oiiice and had charge of all
typing. Richard Heinz, Ruth Buckley and Jack Moulthrop wrote up
organizations. Drama was in charge of Eugenia Clinchard and Fred
Greenlee, and was ably handled.
School notes were taken care of by Robert Rutherford, Margaret Dick-
inson and Grace Faulkner. Seabrook, Weeden and Belvel wielded a wicked
pen when it came to sports. The snappy Senior records were prepared by
Francis Chamberlain and Edna VValker.
Ernest Kroger and Dorothy Anderson made all of the title pages.
The humor and ability of Simpson and Dettmer shows throughout the
Fred Benson set a record by cartooning all the Seniors in a strictly
professional way. Dixon and Stephens took the snaps and Wichman and
Allinger mounted them. The good work of Marguerite Hennings is
evidenced by the cover.
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By DR. GEORGE C. STSHOMPSON.
HE Alameda High School has reached a point where we are con-
fidently looking forward, in the near future, to a new plant which
will adequately house our large student body and afford increasing
educational facilities for the greater Alameda. The Board of Education
and Superintendent of Schools have been giving careful consideration to
the needs, not only of the present clay, but to those demands which the
rapidly changing conditions will force upon us in the very near future.
The new high school will be something which will awaken the pride
of every true lover of Alameda, and we will all unite to a man in standing
squarely behind whatever plan may be adopted.
It is very necessary for us, however, as students and teachers, to keep
in mind always that a high school is not merely a collection of the best
buildings. The real high school is something intangible. It is the spirit,
the vision, the ideal that is truly to be considered. Our business as teachers
and students is to build for character, and to contribute our full measure
to the community life. There rests upon us all the great responsibility of
accepting cheerfully the duties which our group life forces upon us. Science
has today absolutely annihilated space and the nations of the world have
been brought in such intimate relationship, that we are, whether we like it or
not, a united family. The nations across the sea are only a few seconds
away from us. Our next door neighbor has become a real part of our life,
and we are truly our brother's keeper.
The high school that carries out its responsibility to the community in
the way of training for education and vocational fitness in the larger sense,
must keep as its central aim, just this ideal. We are the builders of the
community life, we are the builders of the new civilization which is at our
door. Upon us rests the civic responsibility for the group as a whole.
The Alameda High School has tried always to keep this vision in mind.
Our faculty and student body have worked as a whole toward the building
of a better group life and for the holding up and fixing of this ideal. And
once again we pledge in full measure our efforts to the future of our
glorious City and beloved High School.
A Tip From the Cave-Man
AN is a peculiar animal, and we, who are High School students, are
simply growing into men. Each year our High School grows
more complex and confusing, as does the outside world, and each
year we grow farther away from the basic facts and ideals with which we
are created. We grow into men of the world more rapidly now than we
used to. This is simply keeping pace with civilization, and, if not alto-
gether desirable in some ways, is very necessary in others. By this we are
losing much of that simplicity and directness which vanished years ago
from the business world, but which stayed with the schools, and, we hope,
will continue to stay. .
Our trend is taking us away from the most basic of our institutions-
democracy. When our forefathers hunted with rocks and life was to kill
or be killed, man enjoyed the most perfect democracy to which he, as a
man, can ever belong. That is, the man who best combined brain and
brawn was the leader. Even this democracy was not perfect, because we
are not created absolutely equal, but it was as near to it as could be. Only
one factor entered into leadership, and that was Ability.
In those days the leader could not be sure that a member of his family
was to succeed him as chief. He did not feel that any wealth he had
amassed would help him hold his place, nor did he have political beliefs
to influence those around him. He knew only that the most able man
would get his place, irrespective of family, wealth or creed, and would hold
it only if he remained the most able.
This was crude, but ideal. Later men ruled because their fathers had
ruled before them, or because they had a pile of yellow gold, or because
they had a political machine to work their way.
Only lately have the schools shown that these false principles were
entering student government. Let us return to the older principles which
have governed the schools for so long, and under which such huge steps
for betterment have been taken. Let us make Ability our watchword and
rule out VVealth, and Family and Creed as factors in Leadership.
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THE NE LIGHT
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Mr. John Rellan-Father, head of big corporation.
Marian Rellan-Young daughter, sixteen years old.
Mrs. Anne Rellan-Wife, social struggler.
Norman Rellan-Son, twenty-one years old
Scene-Handsomely furnished living room
in the Rellan city home.
QA: tlze curtain rife: tlze father is seated at
center .vtage reading. Marian breezex in with
Marian-Morning mail, Fatherl Here's
three for you and one for Mother. Therels
two for Norman, one in a girlls handwriting.
fSlzrugx xftoufderx and calculatesj l wonder
if it's from Lenoref QW'alk.v towardf lzimj
He told me all about her, Dad. She must
be wonderful. fWatelzing father readj ls
it bad news, Father?
Mr. R.-No, just business-more work
and l must see to it. QReadr onj.
Marian-Youlre always busy, Daddy,
Mr. R.-At least you realize it. lf that
confounded boy werenlt such Z1 rolling stone
he'd help me and weld have an ideal family.
Marian-He doesn't like office work like
yours-he told me so.
Discontented social worker, aspiring author.
Mr. R. fgrufflyj-He's mighty particu-
lar. Well, at any rate 1,11 not support him.
Marian-He says he's glad you don't force
an allowance on him. As it is, he's inde-
Mr. R.-Some life. fPaee.r floorj No re-
sponsibility, all he has to do is to make him-
self happy. ltls selfishness, he's the most
thoughtless boy l've ever met. Where is he
Marian-Oh, he went out early this morn-
ing before I was up.
Mr. R.-Secret mission, I suppose. His
wild life has quite got on my nerves.
Marian-Why, Father! Norman is a won-
derful fellow-thatls what lots of people
Mr. R.-lt doesn't seem that way to me.
You'd better run along, llm tired and nerv-
Marian fffalling Zfaelcj-Please think of
his good points, Father.
QMr. R. Sight, sit: down and reads new:-
Mr. R. fCal!ing rather buoyamlyj-Oh,
Anne-Anne! Come here!
Mrs. Rellan enters. She is small, com-
fortable and rather foolish, and is in love
with her husband from force of habit.
Mrs. R.-Want me, dear?
Mr. R.-Yes, listen to this bit of news
fraadrjz "Brauden and Mante bankrupt.
Mrs. R.--lsn't that too bad?
Mr. R.-Too bad? What a family!
Don't you see that their ruin leaves the road
clear for me to forge ahead? Why, Anne,
if I can work it, and I'm sure I can, we'll
be on Upper Easy Street in no time!
Mrs. R.-Wonderful. And that will
mean a new car, more lovely clothes, and
social affairs. A private school for Marian,
and Norman can-
Mr. R.-Norman can go to the devil.
Don't think that l'm going to work tooth
and nail while he bums, and then give him
my earnings. Well-l don't think l'm quite
Mrs. R.-But look at Philip Curner--
he's at college with everything he wants. All
the girls are wild about him, and the fel-
lows think hc's great. And that all reflects
upon his parents. The name Curner means
a great deal now since Phil has done so well.
Our Norman is just as clever, and wouldnlt
it be wonderful to have him above Phil and
at the same time with the name of Rellan?
Mr. R.-It is what-I had dreamed might
be if he had treated me differently, but he
has never helped me with my burden. How-
ever, if he will let the past go by and come
into partnership with me, we'll go fifty-
fifty with the work, and likewise with the
income. Do you think he'd do it?
Mrs. R.-l'm almost positive. In the first
place he's more settled now, after seeing the
world and its troubles. Then there's Lenore,
charming girl, whom he has taken a fancy
to. l'm sure he'd want to have these things
for her sake. A boy will do almost anything
if he thinks the girl he loves will like him
better for it. fRi:ing to gal He'll be in
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Mr. R.-By the way, do you know where
he went this morning?
Mrs. R.-No, I wasn't up when he left.
Mr. R.-Funny, his going out so early.
Mrs. R.-I-Ie's fond of early walking.
Mr. R.--Humph. More pleasure.
Simmons-Beg pardon, sir 3 but that Tif-
fany vase is missing, sir.
fMrs. R. garpsj.
Mr. R. Un comtcmationj-Are you sure,
Simmons-Yes, indeed, sir, I've looked
again and again.
Mr. R.--Humphl Well, keep your eyes
open and your mouth shut. Keep it quiet,
Mrs. R. Mdwncing to lzusbamlj-How
queer. I wonder if any of the company at
the dinner the other night could have taken
Mr. R.-Perhaps the thief is one of us-
we'll see what this leads to. fkisingl By
the way, who's this friend of Norman's-
Mrs. R.-Oh, shels clever, intelligent and
lovable. She's an art student and has already
distinguished herself in architecture. She is
a good sport, and what's most remarkable,
she's going through college with very limited
iinancial backing. Think what it would
mean to her to marry a man who could give
her what shels been most probably dreaming
and longing for all along. Besides, she is
worth the name of Rellan.
Mr. R.-But how do we know whether
she loves the boy or is just after his money?
I'd better watch closely or some pretty flap-
per will be murdering me and marrying my
son for the fortune.
Mrs. R.--But I'n1 positive shels not that
kind of a girl. She met Norman when he
looked more like a foundling than the son
of a rich man.
Mr. R.-He seems to have run wild.
flinargeticallyj Imagine sailing around the
globe meeting adventure and romance and
spending in mere folly, while his father
works tooth and nail at home, and why?
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For his children's sake, sorrowing that his
son is not preparing himself to step into the
fatheris boots and perpetuate the name. Life
would be easy for him after I have run up
the steep hills. Yet, I'd be happy to make
him junior partner if he'd only show me that
he cared at all for the struggle I have made.
Why do you suppose he came home? I sup-
pose I didn,t give him a chance last night to
explain matters-but my nerves are thread-
Mrs. R.-He'll explain matters at lunch,
I'm sure. Come out into the garden with me
now, you need the fresh air and sunshine.
EXIT MR. AND MRS. RELLAN.
flinter Nora, eautiourly, looking ahout
neroourly, hiding something under her apron.
She rupprerser great emotion. Goes over to
chair near left ana' under it :he hide: rome-
thing. Ar rhe is rtooping, Norman rtepr upon
right threrholrl, hut seeing her acting sur-
pieiourly, hide: himrelf in the portierer.
Nora rirer, loohr ahout furtirfely. She exits,
zvringing her hand: and moaningj.
ENTER NORMAN AND SIMMONS.
Simmons fStage -whirperj--Ah, Mr. Nor-
man, did you see her?
Norman-Yes, Simmons, I saw it.
Simmons-She got cold feet, the sneaking,
dishonest woman. Wonder how many years
she'd get for that?
Norman. She didn't take anything.
Simmons-She did, but she brought it
back. Anyway, when the boss hears the news
she,ll be Hred.
Norman fTahing money from walletj-
Here, Simmons, take this, and keep it all
Simmons-But Mr. Rellan, sir, told me to
report everything to him.
Norman-We'll ust postpone the news a
bit-can I trust you, Simmons?
Simmons-You've always been my friend.
Yes, you can trust me, and I don't want this
Norman-Keep it, Simmons. fDetaining
himj By the way, have you married yet?
Simmons-No, sir. I gave up the idea
a long while ago. I don't earn enough to
keep two comfortably.
Norman--Not enough wages, eh?
Simmons-It's not that, sir-I wouldn't
expect any more than Pm getting for what
I do. I'm satished, but I wouldnlt expect my
wife to stint herself too much, sir.
monsg you're worth just as much as a lot of
the rich fellows. Now, please tell Nora to
come here, but don,t let her know that we
saw her-that's between you and me.
Simmons-Yes, sir, I understand.
EXIT SIMMONS AT LEFT.
fNorman .fits down, hurier head in hanfir.
Nora enter: :very nerrfourly and taher a fur-
tive glance at the chair and righs. She :up-
Nora-Was it-a-me-a-ye wanted,
Norman Ulead huriedj-Yes, Nora, I'm
troubled and I wonder if you can help me?
Nora-To be sure, sir-Nora will help
ye, if she can fradlyj.
Norman-I wanted your opinion on some-
thing. You're not impatient and high mind-
ed, and I'm sure you'll understand and an-
swer me frankly. It's about a friend of
mine who has done something Wrong.
Nora fweahlyj-Somethin' wrong, sir?
fStealr a looh at the ehairf. i'
Norman-To be brief, he was caught
Nora fAgitatedj-Stealin', sir? Oh!
Norman fEyeing herj-Do you think
that's awful, Nora?
Nora Why a do you ask a me?
Norman-Because I want to know what
Nora-Yes, sir-go on. fTrying to he
Norman-Do you think that that man's
life is ruined?
Nora-May heaven help 'im, sir. I hope
Norman-How strange! I asked Simmons
the same question and he had no use for
the fellow. He almost wished the man
worse luck. You see it in a different light?
Nora-Yes, sir, I do. The poor man hurt
nobody, sir-and-and-what was it he-
Norman-Why does your voice shake
when you say "stole?', Don,t you realize
that stealing is going on all the time? In
fact, most of us indulge in stealing-some
great and others petty.
Nora-Oh, no, sir, I don't believe itl
Norman--But it's true. I've studied the
subject a bit closely. Ask yourself if you
have ever stolen anything. '
Nora-Oh, please, sirl
Norman--You must confess that you have.
Nora fWringing apron,-Oh,-sir-I-I
-didn't mean to.
Norman-Be calm. Of course you didn'tg
we, none of us, do, but it can't be helped.
Lenore steals-those designs which she draws
are just made overs of old designs. My
writings aren't original, either, they are just
old themes written in a new light, decorated
with new expressions. See, we steal in clif-
ferent ways--you steal-
Norman-You steal-the recipes by which
Nora fGreat .rigid-Oh, dear! And what
-a-did this man steal?
Norman-He stole something which is not
an idea. He stole material substance and for
such a theft the law has hold upon him. He
took money. Do you think that any worse
than stealing ideas?
Nora-I believe, sir, it is worse.
Nora-Because, sir, he took a man's money
which he had no right to.
Norman-Oh, I see, he had no right to it.
Well, listen, Nora. Put yourself in this
man's place-out of a job, with a dependent,
invalid wife and in the same town a man
whom he knows has a surplus of money. He
needs the money-he takes it in desperation,
then do you think his life should be ruined?
Norman-That's all. l'm glad you think
as I do. fDstaining lzerj By the way, how
are your children and husband?
Nora--Why-a--James lost his job, sir,
and what I earn has to do. Jimmie earns a
bit at the mill. A
Norman flump: upj-Good heavens,
Nora, is that the state of affairs and you
Nora--We hope for the best, sir.
Norman-Hope! That's all you do. Do
you think the best will come?
Nora-Things can't go on like this for-
Norman, Oh, you are being hoodwinked.
Surely those who are making the money off
of you aren't going to tell you what's what.
They don't care.
Nora-We can't all expect to be happy
and wealthy, sir.
Norman-Well, for heaven's sake! You'd
think the Lord made some of you to toil
and the others to eat. Wake up, Nora, don't
think for a moment that your only chance is
at the grinder helping all the Scotts and Rel-
lans get rich. You are making yourself weak
minded and plastic. You must stand up and
come into your own. Here, you must learn
more of the world and tell your friends.
Come to the lecture tonight. Here's a card.
Nora-But, sir, the meeting won't get
bread for my children.
Norman-No, I guarantee not, but those
of us who are fortunate enough to have the
money will help you out until you are estab-
lished. Here, take this bill-and bring me
the Tiffany vase from under the chair.
Nora-fAglza:t, tum: :lowly to gel itl-
Ohl Oh! You saw-
Norman-Yes, Nora, I saw it all and I
understand. I only want to wake you up.
You must clear your eyes and understand
that there are many more unfortunate like
yourself, and if you all work together for the
betterment of conditions you'll win in the
end. Qreaclzingj Right is sure to come
into its own. l'm on the campaign against
parasites! You'll join, won't you? You owe
it to yourself and to the coming generation.
Nora fDozvn on knees,-Oh, sir, I under-
stand it all. Please forgive me.
Norman-Come, get up. Don't begin by
acting the slave's part. Remember: "Equal
rights for all who work," and we have lots
Exrr Nom. ENTER SIMMONS.
Norman-Simmons, take the vase. It
wasn't stolen at all. Got that clear?
Simmons-Yes, sir, yes, sir. It was mis-
I ,, au.
1 ff he
Norman-That's it, thanks, Simmons.
QGatlzerf coat and fmt af if to gal.
ENTER MR. R.
Mr. R.-Wait a moment, my boy. I've
a proposition to put up to you. It will mean
much to your future, and if you marry that
girl it will make her a happy wife.
Norman-VVhat is it, Father?
Mr. R.-It's your last chance to proclaim
yourself a Rellan. If you come into part-
nership with me, doing your share of the
work and drawing your share of the income,
I'll forget all of the past and welcome you
back into the family.
Norman-No, Father, neither she nor I
would care for it. She has won me to her
side, and I am now engaged in a light for
the betterment of conditions. just this
morning I received a letter from the execu-
tive committee which asks me to visit a list
of cities and to investigate conditions. I am
converted to the cause and I think it best that
Mr. R. fEnragedQ You' inconsiderate,
disrespectful scoundrel. Go before I throw
you out, but for God's sake don't carry my
Norman Mt the doorj-I won't, and I'll
never darken your threshold again. I'm out
to work for the human family. Having
failed individually, I shall attempt to do
my work collectively. Goodbye, Father!
. EXIT NORMAN.
Mr. R. QGritting teetlzj-Oh, fool! fHs
staggerf to a clmirj I've lost my son. He
has seen the new light!
The Legend of the f'Star and Key"
By IDA E. LOUGHLINF
N the days when Zeus was supreme in Olympus, and all nations bowed to his will, Pallas
Athene, his favorite daughter, held the keys to the wisdom of the world and of heaven.
Many times the mortals entreated her to impart her knowledge to them, but she heeded
not their supplication.
At last, as her wisdom increased, Pallas said one day: "Alas! of what avail is all my
knowledge when I alone can use it? What great wonders I could bring about had I but
Man with his great strength to help me. But I must search the world over until I find a
mortal who will use my knowledge rightlyf'
So Pallas Athene descended to earth and began her quest. She visited the palaces and
gardens of the rich, the huts and tents of the lowly, the nomads of the deserts, and the
sailors of the sea. But always she was disappointed. This one would use his knowledge
selhshly, this one would work only for his class, that one would hoard his wisdom, giving
good to no one else. At last, weary of her search, she lay down upon the hillside to rest.
Looking up at the stars, whom she knew so well in heaven, she reflected how pure and
true they were, how faithful to their work of lighting the world at night. If man would
only work as truly and with as pure a heart to gain the knowledge she had for him, how well
he would use it! Thereupon she formed a plan.
Calling all the mortals together she addressed them thus: "Oh! Man, I give you this
star of pure and honest work with which you will gain the key to the knowledge you so
much covet. May you use it so well that you will gain wisdom, the fruit of all well used
Thousands of years have passed. The gods of Olympus have been forgotten except
when they are studied as queer beliefs of an ancient people. In the land where knowledge
is free to all who seek it, and wisdom is needed for government by the people, a group of
students in a Western high school 'heard the legend of Athene's ancient charm of the star
and key. How well it fitted with the ideals of high scholarship, for which these students
were forming an organization!
So it was that in IQI2 the Star and Key Society came to be in the Alameda High School.
A and the Oak Leaf appeared
A. S.A. H.S. ' '
HE fall term of
1921 started off with
a number of snappy
student-body meetings. At
the meetings, which were
held quite frequently, the
students conducted them-
selves in an efficient and
orderly manner, and showed
good spirit in co-operating .
with their officers. Many -"
interesting speakers were procured. Among these were Mr. Knowland,
Judge Weinmann, Tommy Bacon, captain of the 1918 football team, Mr.
Mathieson, who spoke on "Safety First," and "Al" Latham, captain of the
U. C. varsity.
The Alameda High School Jazz Band was always ready to play its
part in the way of entertainment. The yelling was better than ever before,
due to the excellent leadership of Clark Chamberlain.
A dansant committee was appointed by President Bunker and through
its efforts several dansants were held at Porter School. These proved very
popular, especially with the girls, and, combined with the various class
events, kept the social calendar full.
The football team made a very creditable showing and the manner in
which the students supported their team showed that the old Alameda
spirit had not died out.
The Ad Board was quite active during this term. They purchased new
uniforms of the best quality for the football team. A Boys' Judiciary
Board and a Girls' Judiciary
Board were elected. Allen
Walker was elected editor
of the ACORN and Hamlin
Ashley manager. Ada Bur-
rell was made manager of
the Oak Leaf, with Dexter
VVeeden, editor. Gilbert
Christian, however, later
became editor, with Dexter
Weeden as his manager.
ACORN work started at once,
without loss of time.
CARROLL MELBIN KEiNNETH BIGGART
Fall and Spring
One of the important
events of the term was the
game with Taft at Lincoln
Park. This game marked
the opening of athletic re-
lations with Taft High
School, which we hope may
continue for some time.
The standard junior Pin,
which had been selected last A .
term, was adopted by the GRACE FAULKNER
Board and a four-year con-
tract with a manufacturer in San Francisco was signed for the school.
A one hundred dollar Stadium Bond was purchased by the student body..
This assures for the student body two tickets to each "Big Game" for ten
years. These tickets are to be raffled each year, the proceeds to go to the
A. S. A. H. S. Only members of the student body may win in the raflle.
john Upphoff and Franklin Pennock were awarded "four star 'As' "
for completing four years on the football team. N umerals were given to
the Senior football team.
The Boys' Judiciary Board elected by the Ad Board consisted of Pres-
ident Bunker, Franklin Pennock, Allen Walker, Hamlin Ashley, Richard
Heinz, Clarke Chamberlain, John Uppholf, Colvin Elliott, Kenneth
Biggart, Franz Collischon and Dexter Weeden, The Board met immedi-
ately and elected Franklin Pennock president, Colvin Elliott, secretary, and
Dexter Weeden, sergeant-at-arms. The oiiicers proved efficient and all
work was taken care of promptly. Colvin Elliott was elected president and
Kenneth Biggart secretary
upon the graduation of ' '
The Girls' Judiciary was
composed of Vice-President
Vaughan, Helen Faull,
Tova Peterson, Beatrice
Almond, Helen Cathrall,
Viola Leonard, Jessie
crow, Alvera Thien,
era Von Tagen, Eugenia
L X JOHN UPP1-ion
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Clinchard and Grace Faulk-
ner. The girls worked
i AQEN WAIIIJ, D hard and performed valu- HAMUN ASHLEY
. ADMXNISTRATIVE BoARD.
able services in entertaining the football team from Taft High School.
W At the end of the fall term officers were elected for the spring term as
f0110WSr President cel,..vle...el.....,,.,........... John Upphoff
Vice-President .... le...,..l. .,l,..i G r ace Faulkner
Recording Secretary ..........,....., Allen Walker
Financial Secretary ....e... ......, H amlin Ashley
The Spring term of 1922, which was facetiously termed the "Big
Administration," certainly lived up to its name in all its activities.
The term so far as money and finances were concerned was an unquali-
fied success. Our entirely new system of collecting student dues was
inaugurated, the tickets being on sale in the advisories when the students
arrived to register. In this way much labor, waste and worry was avoided.
All the student meetings were held in the Porter Auditorium. This
was made necessary by the increase in the number of students, both boys
and girls. Every one co-operated with the oflicers and perfect decorum
was observed. Yell Leader Harry Akesson proved his ability in keeping
up the high standard of rooting made by his predecessors.
Track, baseball and swimming called forth a great deal of enthusiasm
this term and Alameda made a good showing in these sports. Special atten-
tion was given to athletics this term by the administration.
Dansants were held at frequent intervals at Porter School, thanks to
the efforts of the Administrative Board and the various classes.
Boys' kll'IDICl.-XRY l5oARo-Svlzlwcz 'lll'fRM.
lfunds were voted out for a large and improved Unk Leaf.
Two silver medals were given to the Winners of the Decatlilon, the
money lieing appropriated by the Administrative Board. Three liundred
dollars was voted out for liaselvall and seventy-live dollars for track.
A strenuous effort was made to secure larger rooting sections at the
liaselnall games. Coach Rittler, the captain of the liaselwall team, and yell
leaders appeared before the students at student body meetings and appealed
for an increased attendance at all athletic events.
liovs' All'lJlL'lARY lloixium-FA1,i, 'IllCRfVl.
GIRI.S, ,IUDICIARY BOARD-SPRING VIXERM.
One of the biggest events this term was "Circus," or "Old Clothes Day."
Numerals and Block "As" Were distributed at nearly all the student
meetings as a reward for athletic prowess.
A number of interesting and educational speakers were secured by the
administration to address the student body meetings.
VVithout a doubt the "Big Administration" Was a step in the right
direction on the road of student self government.
Guns, -IUDICIARY BoARu-FALL TERM.
REAT enthusiasm was shown
in the Girls' Association
throughout the fall term, with
the following girls as officers: Ada
Burrell, president, Alta Fulton, vice-
president, Helen Faull, correspond-
ing secretary and Helen Cathrall, re-
cording secretary. A Hallowe'en
party at Porter Auditorium, a most
successful Freshman reception which
netted a goodly sum, and charitable
work at Christmas time, were the
chief accomplishments of the term.
With the election of Elizabeth
Vaughan, president, Jean McCaw,
vice-president, Alvera Thein, corre-
sponding secretary and Audrey Mar-
tine, recording secretary, the enthusi-
asm and general good feeling mani-
fested last term continued in the
spring semester, making this year one
of the biggest in the history of the
Girls' Association. The following
were appointed chairmen of various
committees: Senior Advisory, Eliza-
beth Vaughan, Sports and Pastimes,
Kathryn Gregg, Welfare, Ruth
Buckley, Social, Marie VVilliams.
In sports, especially, the girls
showed good spirit by turning out for
swimming, tennis and baseball. Many
girls received medals and ribbons for
the Decathlon events and numerals
for baseball. The Freshman recep-
tion, the swimming meet and frolic
at Cottage baths, held June I, and
our participation in the Bay Counties
Girls' League conference at Berke-
ley all give evidence of the con-
structive work accomplished by the
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Class ofjune '23
ITH "Al" Williford as
president, Ruth Windham,
vice-president, and Stanley
Kennedy, secretary, the fall adminis-
tration of the class of June, '23, was
a very successful one. VVith the help
of a committee from the Ad Board
our class pin was selected. By sign-
ing a contract for four years a great
economy was effected.
The design selected Was a very
attractive one and the committee is to
be congratulated upon its choice.
Many other activities took place dur-
ing the term, all of which were ex-
ceedingly Well managed.
The Spring term went strong under
the leadership of President Walter
Reeve, with Maxine Claussenius,
vice-president, and John Shafer as
secretary. An enjoyable dansant was
given at Porter School. The social
committee had others under consider-
ation, but due to a promise of action
on the part of the Student Body Dan-
sant Committee the matter was
dropped. On Circus Day the class
managed two successful concessions.
These were Well patronized and were
quite profitable. The Junior Prom
was, of course, the main event of the
term and it Was socially and finan-
cially one of the most successful ever
given. The attendance was good and
the novel decorations called forth
much pleasing comment.
Too much credit cannot be given to
Walter Reeve and to Will Lowe for
the splendid work accomplished.
Class of December '23
AST fall, when we were High
Sophomores, we accomplished a
good deal under the officers
we elected at the beginning of the
term. George Belvel was president,
with Barbara Eubanks, vice-president.
Marion Biggs held the oliice of sec-
retary, while Margaret Bodinson and
Martin Pennock were class represent-
During the term we planned and
carried through a highly successful
class dance and numerous other
events, including a class hike, which
built up our spirit for the spring
As Low juniors we started the
term with a class election, Marion
Biggs becoming president and Lulu
Kalis vice-president. Martin Pen-
nock was made secretary, and Fred
Braue, editor, Frank Russell and
Hallie Putnam became class repre-
Much was done to make our class
known and respected this term. VVe
are the holders of the Advisory
Baseball League championship, which
cares for our athletic laurels. We
promoted and managed a dansant at
Porter, which paid for our page in
the ACORN and left a surplus for next
term. A class hike to Pinehurst was
one of many notable events. VVe
managed a candy sale, and our con-
cession on Circus Day was a big at-
traction. VVe have learned how, and,
in coming terms, we expect to make
a name for ourselves in an athletic
way as well as socially and politically.
We can do it, watch us! F. B., '23.
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Class of June 924
HE class of june, '24, has con-
tinued a promising career under
the direction of Miss Condon
and Miss Tully, this year's Soph
advisors. Its ofiicers for the fall
term were: Eugene Nissen, presi-
dent, Marian Vaughan, vice-presi-
dent, Charles Mitchell, secretary,
Charlie Von Tagen, yell leader, and
Stella Boot, editor, and for the
spring term, Horace Crawley, Vir-
ginia Faull and Charlie Von Tagen,
for president, vice-president and sec-
retary, with Leon Konigshofer for
,Much of its attention has been
given to athletics. Five of its boys
made the varsity teams, and "CHE"
McDowell was selected as coxswain
for crew. In football the class sup-
plied eleven boys for the teams.
Lyman Lamb and Chas. Phelan, with
team records, upheld the standards of
the class, as did its mermen, Konigs-
hofer and Eckburg, with their "As,"
Baseball was an important factor
this season, three of our boys making
the team. George Belvel and Sitaro
Towata held down the right field and
short patch, and "Gene" Nissen pro-
tected the plate. Two dansants were
given last term, one to the High
Frosh and one to the Sophomores.
The class possessed a popular con-
cession on Circus Day. A profitable
candy sale was held by the girls.
Altogether, the class has had a
phenomenally successful year through
Miss Tully's supervision and Craw-
ley's and Nissen's work.
S. M. B., '24,
Class of December ,24
HE class of December, '24,
started out its second term with
enthusiasm. The class took to
athletics rather than to social activi-
activities during its High Freshman
We were represented in football by
having three men on the first team,
namely, Cooper, Anderson and Heidt.
Our advisory had six teams in
basketball and baseball.
Two enjoyable dances were given
to the class by the Low Freshmen
and the Low Sophomores. Both were
looked forward to, and judging by
the size of the crowds were decided
The oflicers of the Fall term were:
President, Ed Cooper, vice-presi-
dent, E. Lechner, secretary, George
Rittler, class representatives, M. San-
ford and Ruth Bonnie.
As Low Sophomores we continued
to show the same pep and enthusiasm
of the two previous terms. On Tues-
day, April eighteenth, we successfully
staged a dansant at Porter School for
the High Sophomore class.
In the interclass swimming meet
we did very well, winning the meet
from the Seniors by a safe lead. A
pie sale was given on May tenth and
proved very popular with the student
body at large.
The oflicers of the Spring term are:
President, Hugh Bernecker, vice-
president, Ruth Bonnie, secretary,
George Rittler, class representatives,
Will Hellman and .lean Allen, and
Fred Cuthbertson and Austin George,
editors. F. C. and A. G., '24,
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Class ofjune ,25
URING our fall term, when
we were Low Freshmen, a
good deal was done by our
class, both in athletics and in social
Four weight teams from our class
won school championships and at the
same time, their numerals, thus prov-
ing that we can hold our 'own when it
comes to athletics.
Mr. Cornick, our advisor, was so
elated that he arranged a dansant for
-Another dansant was also very suc-
cessful and greatly enjoyed.
The oflicers of this term were Alex,
lVlcRitchie, president, Jean Faull,
vice-president, McKay Shadburne,
secretary, Clarisse Newman and Bill
Hunter, class representatives, and
Armand Faraday, editor.
During the spring term our chief
claim to fame was the way in which
we managed our concessions on Circus
Day. Our class furnished five con-
cessions: "Read 'Em and Eat,"
"Throw the Dart," "Foxy Kum-Bac,"
a candy booth, and a booth selling
This term was under the leader-
ship of McKay Shadburne, Doris
Lauenstein, Harold Ackley, as presi-
dent, vice-president and secretary, re-
spectively. Clarisse Newman and
Bill Hunter were class representatives
and Alex McRitchie was yell leader.
Our class has always shown the proper
spirit and we anticipate much for the
future. E. G., '25.
Class of December ,25
HE class of December, 192 5,
although it has been in the
school only six months, has
shown unbounded enthusiasm and
Circus Day was a banner day for
the Low Freshman class. Our con-
cession, the "African Dodger," was
enjoyed by all. .
Our fellows already have come to
the front in athletics, with remark-
able spirit for the latest arrivals in
the school. Several future track and
swimming stars have been uncovered
in this season's turnouts. We are
eager to show our spirit in the Fall
Our class officers have performed
their duties well and have met with
approval on all sides. The officers
are as follows: Billy Cundall, pres-
ident, Marian Clinton, vice-presi-
dent, Dudley Waller, secretary, and
Herbert LeFaVoure, editor. We
were represented on the Administra-
tive Board by Marjorie Mason and
H. LeF., '2 5.
GIRLS, GI.EE CLUB AND OFFICERS
HE Glee Club has come to have an important part in High School
aiTairs, under the excellent leadership of Mrs. Hunter. It is in
evidence at commencements and meetings of school organizations,
and its talent largely makes up the casts of the various operas and other
theatricals of a musical nature.
This year the club has taken part in Citizens' Club meetings, Teachers'
Institute, Founder's Day exercises, Seniorpheurns, and Commencement
exercisesg and the success of the "Mikado" was due in good part to its
ability as a Whole, and the quality of its individual stars.
V 'WH X
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
HE past two years have witnessed a great increase in the size of the
Alameda High School orchestra under the able leadership of Prof.
W. I. Stratton. Wlhen Prof. Stratton first undertook the training
of the young musicians they numbered only twenty, now so many have
become interested in orchestral work that the class has to be divided into
two sections, one of twenty-four and the other of twenty-seven members.
Besides this orchestra a band of twenty pieces has been organized, thus
creating still another source of interest to those who are learning to play
the brass instruments.
The orchestra at present lacks only three instruments for a proper
rendering of orchestral pieces, the viola, the bass viol and the bassoon.
In order to raise money to obtain more instruments, entertainments
have been given by the orchestra itself and by the Citizens' Club during
the past term, from which quite a substantial sum has been realized.
In all the school activities the orchestra plays a very necessary part.
It is the first and last thing on the program at graduation, Senior plays,
Seniorpheums and operettas. Not only is it at the service of the
school upon all occasions, but very often it is called upon to assist in pro-
grams for the school clubs and civic organizations.
For several years past whenever it has entered the yearly contest of
High School orchestras at the Greek Theater it has been awarded a high
place for general excellence. However, much to the regret of Prof. Stratton
word has been received that no contest will be held this year. '
"Star and Key"
HE Star and Key Honor So-
ciety seeks to uphold the ideals
of scholarship and friendship
among the students of our school,
encouraging and rewarding those who
make the Honor Roll with a member-
ship in the society, and later with the
privilege of wearing the Star and Key
pin. The membership of the society
numbers over one hundred and fifty.
During the Fall term the Star and
Key staged a most successful Hal-
loWe'en party and dance, a skating
party at Idora Park, a big Senior-
pheum act, and closed the term's fun
with an exciting auction and raffle.
This term's activities opened with
a dance at Haight School. A hike to
the Big Lagoon, later in the term, was
The society offered prizes for the
two best original short stories or plays
Written by any student of the High
School. The winners were Lucille di
Vecchio and Ida Loughlin. Their
work is published in the ACORN.
Invitations to join state and nation-
al honor societies have been received
by the Star and Key this term.
The officers of the Fall term were:
Ralph Vollmar, president, Courtney
de Colmesnil, vice-president, Dor-
othy Blake, secretary, James Kerr,
treasurer, and Edna Walker, editor.
Ralph Vollmar was retained as
president for the Spring term, with
Courtney de Colmesnil, vice-presi-
dent 5 Ida Loughlin, secretary 5 James
Anderson, treasurer, and Francis San-
ford editor. FRANCIS SANFORD..
OT DOG! Let's go! VVatch our smoke! This was heard around
the campus on Circus Day, May 24. Old clothes were in order.
Everything from a bathing beauty or chorus girl to a forty-niner
or hobo. Scotch kilts were in evidence, as were also small girls with hair
hanging down their backs, all-day suckers in their mouths, and baby pumps
on their feet. A ten-foot bicycle ridden by a staid professor with a top
hat was a novel sight.
School adjourned promptly at one 0'clock I the "ju" Board didn't go
to schooll and the physics "lab" was immediately besieged with a hoard of
hungry masqueraders. Hot dogs, cake, pie, regular and Eskimo, all were
in order. Five minutes after the "lab" opened its windows the shelves
were bare of eatables.
Then came the grand parade and crowning of the Queen. The parade
consisted of everybody with old clothes, and was led by Professor Upphoff.
Then came the celebrated Alameda High School orchestra, consisting of
three pieces, followed by three Scotch kilties, carrying the beautiful gold
crown with which the Queen was to be crowned. The Queen! She tripped
lightly up the carpeted back steps, and stood in front of her throne, when
it was seen that the "queen" was no other than our old friend, Will Brooks,
dressed in the costume of his best girl. The coronation speech was made
by Julian Dickie, and the solid gold crown fgilded cardboardj was set
upon the "queen's" brow.
The concessions then opened. "Roll your own," "Read 'em and Eat,"
"Photographs while you wait," "Hit 'em and win a baby doll," were a few
of the more popular ones. Probably the most exclusive and popular of the
concessions was the nickel dance. The majority of the customers got ten
dances for a nickel, for Manager Upphoff forgot to collect the "cush."
After the concessions were sold out, the athletic events opened. The
Freshman-Sophomore Rush was the sole athletic event. Many more were
advertised, but got lost somehow. The Freshmen won the first rush, but
the Sophomores came back with a bang and won the next two. Several
notables, among them Wesley Heidt, got smeared.
We next come to the notables of the day. Manager Francis Chamber-
lain, dressed as a school girl with purple hair, did fine work in managing
the affair. The "Ju," consisting of the Chamberlain brothers, Ashley,
Dixon, Heinz, Weeden, Steele, Walker, Akesson, Rutherford and Uppholf,
tried to do some excellent work, and nearly succeeded.
When night approached, bringing an end to the most successful Circus
Day ever held ffinancially and otherwisej, more than 5190.00 had been
added to the Associated Students' fund, which money considerably lightened
the pockets of all who attended.
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BY AN EX-TRAIN ROBBER
lEDi'roR's NoTE: We have been fortunate in se-
curing the services of no less a personage than the
noted train robber, Jesse James, to report and com-
ment on the doings of the last two terms at school.
To be sure, Mr. James is dead and, as rumor has it,
he has been dead for a number of years, but Mr.
Conan Doyle has proved that to be no drawback and
Mr. james says himself that if a ghost cannot write
then he is no ghost.
By the way, how many of our readers know that a
ghost is really two parts, the part that one thinks
with and the part one scares superstitious people
with? At least Mr. james has it this way and he
states that a ghost is a good deal of trouble what
with having it laundered and starched once 21 week,
and then, too, he says, the penalty of leaving one's
ghost neglected is a week's work on the Pearly
Gates, sandpapering and polishing, He would rather
be a live man that you could put a bullet through
than an immortal ghost you can put your hand
He said that he had spent much time around our
high school as he had a sort of fellow feeling for
some of the administration and offered to write up
his historical notes for us, if we could use them. We
could and here they are.l
DEAR MR. ED:
Well here is them notes I promised you I would
send you, so here they are.
Things appeared sort of natural like and homey
when I come the first time, there being a chain gang
and two fights in action, only I had a hard time
seeing all of them without missing some of them.
The head husky in the chain gang packed a sign
that told the world to 'fVote for Bunker." All the
little side-kick huskies packed signs,
should of been hammers because they
of bantered and ridiculed with bricks
etables. Only I saw right off that it
tion of learning because the participants looked too
hard to of been professional criminals.
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ber to see what new line was going to be sprung. I
was on the platform, too, with the rest of the nickel
plated elite, and occupied a chair, too, only Dr.
Thompson didn't see me and sat on me and rumpled
me up something fearful, only ghosts can't yell
without blowing themselves away and he didn't hear
me talk. The meeting got eloquent, and while
Bunker was exhorting the scrubs I plumb expected
some of them to start yelling "Halleluya" or
"Amcn,'l but they stood the temptation nobly and
confined themselves to fighting among themselves
and yelling "drag him out."
That afternoon the officers successfully enjoyed an
Ad Board meeting, only they must of confined them-
selves to joking, because they elected Walker and
Ashley to put out the ACORN.
YVell, a good deal of time was spent in deciding
what to do and how not to do it, and Bunker ap-
pointed a Committee on a pin to decorate the
juniors and another to put on dansants, not a pin
to put on dansants, but a committee.
The headliner for the next meeting was Judge
Weinrnann, who gave us advice on how not to get
pulled, only I could of added to it considerable, be-
ing more versed on crime than he is. While he
spoke on law and order the Judiciary Board illus-
trated his remarks by dragging out all offenders.
President Bunker reminded the Pin Committee
they had been appointed for some time and action
was what he craved.
A week later he rounded them up and they voted
to buy up a Stadium Bond, also they was informed
that some thoughtless hombre was mistaking the poor
little seniors for scrubs and that something must be
done about it to keep ,em from getting their feelings
hurt and leaving school. Most of those present
was seniors, and they was in favor of marking the
scrubs with a tin tag or a collar or something, but
the scrubs said no and anyways why didn't the
seniors look like seniors and avoid embarrassing er-
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rors. Finally it come to tagging the -Iuniors with a
class pin and letting outsiders guess who was scrubs
at their own risk.
Next day they was a meeting of all the students
as well as lluuker and Melbin, at the Porter Opery
llouse, and while the gallery groaned with scrubs
they listened to a talk on Safety First. Upphoff was
upstairs keeping order and every time he took a deep
breath two or three scrubs got pushed over the edge,
making it sort of disconcerting to them underneath.
'l'hree wandering minstrels showed us how it was
done south of Saint Louie, and informed us that a
dime would do if you wanted to hear the rest. The
Doctor, with a sense of the fitness of things, or-
dered a fire drill and after the resultant free for all,
every one guessed he got his moneysworth and went
In class praying for another.
Before long they was another get to-gether and
the students was told for the first time since the
term before that the Senior Play was the best ever
produced. Humor is out of place at a serious affair
like a student meeting. Once their was a producer
that said his wasn't the best, but three of the audi-
ence fainted, and that practice was condemned as
'l'he speakers all looked like they had been caught
stealing horses, or with too many aces in their
hands, but they bucked up afore night and the play
come off fine if you didn't know how it went, after
which the school heaved a sigh of relief and went
back to their history lessons. Tommy Ilacon told
the students that if they didn,t hang together they
Next day the whole school was on hand to listen
to Mr. Knowland talk, On the tenth of january
nominations wel'e foisted on the school. After a
week that made Tammany look like an old time
camp meeting and a presidential election like a Sun-
day school picnic elections were held. The day was
featured by several free for alls, a number of hats
were exchanged and a good time was enjoyed by all
concerned, and the night was rendered hideous by
the celebrations of the respective victors. It was
most as exciting and glorious as the time we held up
the Golden State Limited back in '63 and my old
pal joe got hung, only it was hard on joe.
A little later the Ad Board got together to join
up the deficiencies and the assets. Pretty near the
end ofticers was installed, which was the cause of
much innocent amusement among the student body
at large, but was mostly squirrel poison for the
active participants. Upphoff said later that the
stage looked at least IIO feet above the seething
multitude, which kept too still when he was pulling
jokes, and laughed at the part he was trying to
wring their hearts with.
Bunker said he was scared himself and when he
didn't have nothing to say he always said it, So he
sat down and looked happier. Nlelbin couldn't re-
member what to say, so he made the best speech of
the lot, rivaling old Doctor Sharpe, who use to sell
Korn Kure down Memphis way, in all the glory of
his matchless rhetoric.
Walker talked for five minutes
ceiling and when he looked down
wasn't nobody there tu listen to
maybe best for Walker, because it
membering his speech and holding
When Biggart begun to talk they filtered back,
though, and enjoyed theirselves all through his talk,
which was the talk that made Upphoff famous, by
making him "the Big Administration."
Ashley told Walker, and I heard him, that he was
glad he was bowlegged so his knees didnlt chatter,
and he touched the student body deeply around their
hip pockets, when he said Student Dues was payable
any old time the mazuma was forthcoming.
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idea to keep you better than other schools. I don't
pose as no saint, but then I ain't no high school stu-
neither, but kind of betwix and between as it
were, and it looks to me that if you aren't better
than you are it ain't no one's fault but yours.
When I was on earth I weren't no preacher, but
instead I followed the profession of a gentleman
robber and made some money.
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Well, when I come to getaline on how you was
taking the resumption of school duties about Feb. I,
if ghosts had a heart I would of had heart failure
becos it looked for the moment like it wasn't a
high school no longer, but a kindergarten. A per-
son had to have a horn to get anywheres in the hall,
and then he had to proceed slow and cautious with
a flagman in front, to avoid spraining his ankle or
having his ghost stepped on, as the case may be. It
really wasn't their fault, I guess, but simply the way
their mothers dressed them, but they was most an-
noying, and a few less of them would of been much
Saturday the teachers and scrubs sighed with relief
as one man and went on their ways rejoicing.
Next Monday after school they was a hot time in
the study hall. Scrubs vs. Upphoif, while he was
showing them how to pick out a president. Every
teacher that comes looks the mob over and says to
Uppholf, "Little boy, how long will this last?" and
Upphoff just turned green, which didn't help things
none. Well, they was fifty eight candidates for
president, not counting Upphoff, who resigned every
time he was nominated, and one feller got four
votes and won. Such is life west of the Rockies.
Next day they was nothing amiss but Miss Con-
nelly, who was missing, and Lum and MacKenzie
give a good exhibition of second story work and
fence scaling, with the ju. Board in hot pursuit.
The chase continued until noon, and the ju. Board
went thru most all the edibles at the Luncheonette
afore they found the miscreants, who was turned
loose with the injunction not to do it again till they
could afford it.
After the holiday that Lincoln got born on they
was a girls' meeting, but I didn't attend, becos I
don't trust no girl or collection of girls, at a girls'
meeting, why think, suppose they found a man
ghost at their meeting, he would likely got tore up
for snitching, and get one month's work on the
Pearly Gates for losing hisself and having to be
It looks bad for Akesson, he was detected with a
powder puff. Did he steal it or does he use it?
Washington's birthday didn't get no rise out of
the State Legislature, so the schools kept house along
with the jails and penitentiaries.
It rained again next day. Two scrubs disappeared.
Doctor thinks they dissolved in the rain, but Mr.
Ellefson says the cat must of got them. I think
they was adopted as dolls by some of the senior
Mystery explained. Everybody has the flu. The
scrubs must of caught cold an "flu" away. fjolly
clever, whatij But joking aside this is no place for
an innocent ghost.
Two male members of the school Cnot boys-they
belong to the ju Boardj jimmied their way into the
Frosh Reception, and are said to have escaped safe.
Both were intact when last seen. They have been
asked to appear on the Orpheum circuit at five hun-
dred per night as the only ones who ever walked
in and escaped whole. Dex lost his heart, however.
Francis Chamberlain has had croup the last couple
of days. We thought you was a senior, Frannie.
Walker looks like a last year's rose, and makes
remarks most promiscuous-like to whom it may con-
cern about the postponement of the 'tMikado," and
the weather in general. From what I've managed
to pick up of the rehearsals it should be postponed
forever, and shot at sight when it reappears, but then
I ain't no highbrow.
Next day the team cleaned up Oakland Poly, 9
to 7. I got tangled up in the bleachers when I
started for my residence after the game. It ain't
no joke being a ghost. Don't let no one argue you
into becoming one.
It looked like spring arrived on a bob-sleigh this
year. Snow on the hills and down most everyone's
neck, now. No one was in school, all had gone out
to welcome the snow and get frostbitten and imag-
ine they was in Canada. As I remember snow it is
sort of cold and somewhat wet and its main use, as
I see it, is to be where you ain't. They was a big
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school students got bent up some or froze or other-
'l'he middle of March was a student meeting. If
noise was any indication it looked like the "Mikado"
would go over big, only it ain't, because all the
noise was made by the cast and the managers. Uni-
lligh donlt hold no terrors for us, leastway
the way we went through them plumb resembled
how my pal joe use to go thru a car of Wall Street
and English dude tourists. Only joe got
hung in the end and your team only ought to.
the Mikado came out shooting off both
hips and going strong. It was a good show both
nights, only why donlt they let him hang himself
before he sings?
Another scalp on your belt, 'Frisco Poly your fa-
vor 4. to 0. Things are breaking good, even for
Well, the day after, I come into the hall by
Daniels' Latin Emporium and there was a gang of
gilded youths that looked like they had been caught
smoking or copping a baby's candy or some other
crime that was too minor to be heroic. They said
they were waiting for a Senior play tryout and they
looked callow and green like I use to feel before a
train robbery on the U. P., because I never use to
be quite sure the thing was going to stop or going
right thru me, and if you're going to be a train
robber you can't run from nothing whatever, except
the tax collector or a lady evangelist.
'I'hey was a pasteurized rodeo on the grounds at
high school on the zqth day of March. They wan't
no horses or hard boys, but all the old steal-games
was there all the same, and mostly being operated
by girls you couldn't say no to nohow. A man
would get sandbagged with a smile and wake up to
fine a liver gone. It ain't no way cowardly to run
from a pretty girl becoz it's the only means of self-
defense you got, so I run.
Unk Leaf comes out. Editor has gone to Canada,
and left word he won't be back. Now for nine days
without no history to plague them who ain't no
good at it. We beat 'I'aft 18-Q on Saturday.
April 17 when I come back preparations was in
order for ex week. Most every one is getting al-
mighty religious lately and burning the midnight
oil some considerable. The only pin prick of light
in this desert of goodness was the disappearance of
two upper classmen under mysterious circumstances,
but our hopes for a story was shattered by finding
them at Zingg's.
Big Senior play meeting April 26. Dorothy Blake
made a hit when she forgot and told the audience
how good it was instead of how good the play was.
Otto tainted. Acorn: tickets are getting rare as
Swede organ grinders.
"Clarence" made a big hit, you were aimed right
and told to get going by Mr. Mercer, and you put
on a pie sale without any one but Bill Brooks stag-
ing a riot. 'I'his school is getting simply honey-
combed with goodness.
Around May the to they was a lot of long-faced
Seniors that had flunked an English A Ex. That
ex was intended to die young, anyhows, but don't
At the High Junior Prom, Doctor demonstrated
that you couldnlt keep a good man down nohow.
Saw Lum around school with a mustache and a
shave to distinguish the rest of his face from the
Nominations was held peacefully, no bricks or
other comment was passed. Lots of politics this
time and lots of campaign literature. The only
magazine I ever used in elections was the magazine
of a 30-30, and it's much simpler but a little risky.
Regular old-time vaudeville at the Seniorpheum.
The dear little seniors ain't got much time to stay.
Ain't it sad? To think of their being scrubs at
college, just to think!
Anyways I want to tell you that all this gas being
shot around about "no more school spiritf' and "ah,
them was the good old daysl' sort of poppycock
ain't worth the pyrotechnics to place it on the road
to henceforward by way of heretofore, and the boy
that peddles it ought to be shot, too, only usually he's
the guy that told it to the fellow who knows a
friend of yours.
Each term in your school has been better than the
one before, and each year means more for your
school good, only watch and keep the right man
running your offices and you'll be sitting pretty tight
with everything in front of you.
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OTH semesters of IQZI-22 w'ere steps in the right direction toward organized
rooting. The rooting sections at the games were splendid. The students turned out
and yelled for all they were worth throughout the whole football and baseball
seasons. Credit is due to the girls for their line turnouts, almost outnumbcring the boys.
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1011 u ls un normlc for the team, but the rooting sections showed that the
old spirit of the Alameda High School is never downed, as was proved during the baseball
The rooting at the student body meetings was the best. The students were treated
with selections from the jazz band and they surely appreciated it.
Now here is a word for the future. Although this year was a success, there is still
room for improvement, because nothing is perfect. Organized rooting is an art in itself.
lt is a little deeper than most people think. The idea is not merely to go to the games and
make a lot of noise. Iiach yell is different. livery one should learn thc yells and learn
how they are to be done. There is an art just in that. A well executed yell will sound
better, be carried further, and will create more spirit than a ragged one yelled by twice the
number of rooters. The yell leader can only lead the yellg the rooters must do the rest.
Therefore, let the rooters of tomorrow realize what is expected of them. For co-operation
helps both their school and yell leader at the same time.
Coming yell leaders will base their efforts on the records left by Yell Leaders Chamber-
lain and Akesson, who, during the Fall and Spring term, respectively, set high standards in
the leading of organized rooting.
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I,AlVll'IDA'S second year of American football began with the
Alumni game. Due to the superior knowledge of football shown
by the older boys, Alameda went down to defeat by the score of 9-O.
Oakland High's football team met Alameda on October 5th at Bay View
Park. The VVhite and Gold won through its superior knowledge of the
game. However, Oakland's fighting spirit was in evidence and Alameda's
task was not an easy one. Alameda scored in the first quarter on a series of
end runs, Pennock finally taking the ball over. Alameda converted. Oak-
land made a final effort to score and was only halted on our five-yard line.
lfrom this point on Oakland played a defensive game. ln the final period
Melbin recovered on Oakland's fumble, and raced down the field to a
touchdown. A trick play added seven more points to Alameda's total.
Alameda journeyed to Sacramento and in the gentle warmth of the
valley played hard against a superior team, or rather two teams, for in the
second half Sacramento used eleven fresh men. Alameda scored in the
second quarter when Elliott intercepted a forward pass and ran almost the
entire length of the field for a touchdown, and Heinz broke through and
downed a Sacramento man behind his line. Score, Alameda 8, Sacra-
mento 4 5.
Alameda lost to one of the best prep school teams in the state when
she met Santa Clara. Santa Clara received all the breaks and as her team
outweighed the Alameda boys the result was inevitable. However,
Alameda's fight made the game interesting throughout.
Commerce High of San Francisco was defeated by Alameda at Lincoln
Park. The game was long and uninteresting and ended with Alameda on
the long end of a 46-o score.
After losing to Sacramento, Alameda won from the
Deaf and Dumb School, 68-7.
Taft High School sent a football team to Alameda,
expecting to annex plenty of honors. Alameda, how-
ever, thought differently, and so on the morning of
October 22 the two teams fought out the question.
The Taft team was dangerous at all times, but
Alameda displayed a superior brand of football and
showed up Taft's weakness. Before the game Taft
was best bet, but Alameda worked hard and won. QM., DUNN
Alameda scored early in the first quarter on a series of bucks and end
runs. Alameda kicked off and Taft ran the ball back to their own twenty-
five-yard line. Taft completed a forward pass for 30 yards, made their
yards, then lost the ball on downs. The ball was on Alameda's 40-yard
line. Lum made 3 yards through center, and Melbin IO yards on an
end run. An off tackle buck for 4 yards more. Then 2-3-7 yards on
center bucks. Taft stiffened under her goal posts. Lum finally went
over and Elliott converted.
In the second quarter things were quiet, but the third quarter brought
forth many thrills. Taft threatened to score twice and was prevented
only by hard work on the part of the Alameda line. The quarter started
with a long forward by Taft to Alameda's ten-yard line. Things looked
bad, but the line held and Taft lost the ball on downs. Alameda kicked
and Taft brought the ball back to Alameda's 20-yard line by another long
forward. Taft then tried three more passes, but none Were successful.
The fourth quarter made Alameda's victory complete. Two touch-
downs were made by Elliott, one forward pass and an intercepted forward,
another buck, and still another by way of a trick play. just before the
game ended Taft intercepted an Alameda forward pass carried to Alameda's
I0-yard line. Another play and Alameda had won, score, 24-0.
Alameda then went to Stockton and was defeated on a slow, wet field.
The last game of the season was played at Lincoln Park with Berkeley.
Too little cannot be said about this game. The score was 67-O.
LOT of promising material was uncovered in track this term, and
although Alameda did Well in several meets, the results were a
little disappointing, considering the good track men brought to
light. Track is a maj or sport and should be treated as such, but in Alameda
insuHicient interest is evidenced, possibly because of the fact that hard
training is absolutely necessary. The following fellows made up this year's
track team: Captain Lack, discus, javelin, shot, Manager Seabrook, half-
mile and mile, Fred Pyke, pole vault, 130-pound 50-yard dash, P. Pyke,
half-mile, Ned Crowl, mile, Andrew Holmes, 440, Allinger, high jump,
Hintz, pole vault, Cooper, discus, shot, Hanger, javelin, Clarke, broad
jump, Kenney, sprints, Ashley, one-half mile and mile.
The team trained hard and managed to hold Berkeley to a 78-66 score.
Very Well done, all conditions considered.
Alameda came home from Hollister with the long end--77-72.
Owing to our spring vacation we were unable to send a full team to
Palo Alto to compete in the North Coast section, California Interscholastic
Federation, and consequently the best Alameda could 'do was to place two
men-Lack in the discus, and "Peanuts,' Clarke in the broad jump. The
placing of these two men made them eligible for the State C. I. F. meet
held at Stockton. Both boys failed to figure, the meet being won by
Huntington Beach High of Los Angeles. Several new records were estab-
lished in this meet, notably that of Hauser, of Oxnard High, who made new
interscholastic records in the discus and shot put. Valuable experience was
gained by our two representatives.
Our last track meet, that with University High, resulted in a 79-69
defeat for Alameda. Several events were left out of the meet, and it
is probable that if it had not been called on account of darkness We might
have Won. Clarke figured strong, as did Ashley, the former setting a new
record in the broad jump, and the latter taking second in both the mile and
Unsettled weather conditions played havoc with Alameda's schedule,
meets with Vallejo, Richmond and Hayward being postponed on account
of rain or unsettled weather. It is too bad that these meets had to be
postponed, because the experience gained by the team would have stood
them in good stead in both C. I. lf. meets.
WIMMING received great impetus in Alameda this year. With only four members
of last yearys team, new interest was awakened and new spirit was developed. The
leaders in this and the men who brought swimming into its own in Alameda were
Swimming Captain Eckburg and Swimming Manager Dixon. Fckburg was with the team
last year, and Dixon came from Cogswell, where he made himself well known in the
S. F. A. L. The result of their work is a swimming team which has just completed a very
successful season. U
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ln the San jose and Fremont meets, Alameda swam well, ljut very little competition,
especially in the latter. Berkeley, however, hat' a line teaml and the A. C. A. L. swimming
SWIMMING TEAM I9 4
meet held at Neptune Beach was interesting throughout. Every race, except the 220 and
44.0, was closely contested. Alameda fought hard, but Berkeley won by 21 points.
ln the C. 1. F. meet held at Sutro Baths on May 20, Alameda made a very creditable
showing. The meet was won by Berkeley, while Lick Wilmercling just nosed out Alameda
for second place. Billy Cundall took a Qcond in the stroke and Maxwell Barry made a
second in the 130-pound 150-yard swim. ,
Captain Eckburg placed third in the loo-yard event, and Clarke Chamberlain took two
points in the back stroke and one in the 50-yard. Vernon Rue took fourth place in the
The event of the day was the relay. Alameda has a line collection of short distance
swimmers in Dixon, F. Chamberlain, Barry, Eckburg, Heidt and C. Chamberlain.
Berkeley finished First, but was disqualified and the event was awarded to Alameda.
Captain "Gus" Eckburg swims the 100 and the second lap of the relay. 1'Manager
Dixon paddles the 50 and ioo and usually hits the water as the gun starts the relay. "Wes"
Heidt swims the 220 and 440, and Clark Chamberlain navigates the 50 and ends the relay.
Leon Konigshofer is the back stroke swimmer. Rue and Josephs always place well.
Cundall can swim faster with the breast stroke than most fellows can in any form.
Davies is a long distance man who is always making Heidt step. Ashley is a 130-pounder
who knows how to swim the fifty. jordan helps Cundall in the breast stroke, while Barry
usually leads the 130-pounders in the 150.
LTHOUGH Alameda High's tennis team was defeated in the A. C. A. L. by Berkeley,
there is every indication that a winning team will be forthcoming during the next
year. Greater interest is being shown in tennis, especially by the lower classmen,
which is a good sign of awakening spirit.
Our tennis team consisted of Swain, Renaldo and Nagayama. It was picked by inter-
class competition. In the A. C. A. L. Swain played singles, while Renaldo and Nagayama
took care of the doubles. '
Swain won the interclass tennis tournament for Ellefson's advisory.
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HE baseball season was welcomed this year with the usual enthusiasm. Al Steele was
elected captain and Marion Biggs, manager. Biggs, as manager, succeeded in securing
the finest schedule this school has ever had.
Positions on the team were keenly competed for, there being over seventy-five fellows
out for the nine positions. These were cut to Hrst and second teams.
Coach Rittler deserves much credit for putting a team into the winning column with but
four seasoned veterans.
Inter-advisory baseball started things going, and after many hard fought battles, Mr.
Young's team nosed in first.
The schools of San Francisco gave Alameda little opposition: Commercial, 1, Alameda, 5,
Polytechnic, O, Alameda, 4.
Alameda High found more trouble with the Oakland schools: Deaf and Dumb, 2,
Alameda, lg Qakland Technical, 8, Alameda 1, St. Mary's, 6, Alameda, 5, University, 3,
Alameda, 153 Vocational, O, Alameda, 8, Concordia, IO, Alameda, 2, Oakland Poly, 7
Alameda, 9. Fremont succeeded in defeating Alameda twice, the scores being 3 to 2 an
7 to 1.
Alameda gave the Taft "Oilgushersl' an I8 to 5 defeat. The U. C. Freshmen beat
Alameda 7 to 4.
The A. C. A. L. opened on April 28th with Alameda playing Berkeley at Berkeley. lt
was a hard-fought game, but Alameda did not have their batting eye with them, so they
lost. The final score was 7 to I.
Alameda came second in the A. C. A. L. when they defeated Hayward, score 5 to I.
Livermore forfeited to Alameda.
The team follows:
'4Lucky Strikew Steele is a pitcher who makes the ball do just what he wants it to do. He
is the possessor of a "Four-Star 'Alf'
"Palmolive" Nissen is a catcher who can throw and hit. He is always there.
l'Chubby' Upphoff, as first baseman, tries hard, and he surely can hit.
'fllagol' Robbins is a second baseman who hits well and exerts himself.
"Cycle" Towata plays short and is always trying.
"Butter-crusty Shultz is a third baseman with an arm. He has a knack of getting a hit
in every game. This is his second season.
'fPaul Ashu Belvel is a right fielder who swings a nasty willow. He is a second year man.
"Bloomers'l Higgs is a good all-around player. He plays center field and takes his turn
at pitching. He played last season.
"Chesterfield" Tawse takes care of the center garden. He is a good fielder and hitter.
Hintz, Kennedy and Williford act as substitutes. They will make the next team.
In order to build up material for future years, Coach Rittler has organized an "American
League" for the little fellows. There are four teams, each one taking the name of "Big
Alameda lost the first game of the A. C. A. L. to Berkeley at San Pablo Park on Friday,
April 28, 1922. Seven errors, the stick and field work of Thatcher, and the inability of
the Alamedans to solve Morck, a southpaw, explains how Berkeley won the title. Thatcher
was the star of the game. The Berkeleyan knocked a homer and a triple in three trips to
the bat, and accepted six chances in the outfield, robbing Gene Nissen of a certain two-
bagger in the fourth.
Al Steele was in a jam in the first, second and third innings. Poor base running on
the part of Berkeley prevented a run in the first inning. Errors and a triple accounts for
three runs in the second, and Thatcher added one in the third. The final score was 7 to I
in favor of Berkeley.
Alameda won second place in the A. C. A. L. on Friday, May 5, by winning from
Hayward, 5 to 1. As a result of the victory the "If" Society went into a special session.
If Alameda had displayed a similar brand of ball against Berkeley a week previous the title
of the league might be elsewhere than in the college city.
During the game Hintz displayed real class, cavorting around the keystone sack. Hintz
handled ten chances with but one error and that a doubtful one. In addition he clicked a
nice double in a pinch and delivered a single at a time when it was most needed. Altogether
the youngster who has been playing with the second team had a nice day.
Only one solid blow was gathered off Steele's offerings. He was given real support for
the first time. The other two hits were fiukes, taking bad bounds and getting away from the
Coach Smith started Gusta and after that worthy individual had absorbed an unrelished
beating, Smith crooked his finger and in came Grindell to take up the work.
Brain work on the part of Otto Rittler, with his men following instructions for the first
time, netted three runs for the Alamedans in the second inning.
Biggs opened by beating out an infield hit and the infield played in close for a bunt,
but was foxed when Upphoff placed a pretty roller between first and second. Rohr was
passed, Kennedy sacrificed, scoring Biggs. Hintz singled and Upphoff scored. Rohr scored
on an error, making up our five runs.
A Word for the Future
LAMEDA has always ranked high in sports, and there is every reason to believe that
she will continue to do so in the future. She has a peerless coach with years of
experience, who knows how to bring out the best in every team.
The men who make Alameda's teams are good athletes, who play the game for the game's
sake. Most of them have followed athletics since they were big enough to carry a bat or
kick a football. - .
ln short, our chances for a state championship are always good. ,
But they are good only if every one gets behind and shoves. '
The future of sports in Alameda lies, not with the upper classmen, but with the Fresh-
men and Sophomores, because, although as a rule the teams are composed of upper classmen,
they need support to work well, and when they graduate new men must be ready to step into
their places. Only those who have trained for years will be qualified for the signal distinc-
tion of belonging to Alameda's Big Team.
So, Frosh, get out and train. You may not make the team at first-most of our best
players didn't-but you may be sure that when your time comes the experience you will
have will stand you in good stead and you will find that your years of work are amply repaid
by the privilege of holding the name of Alameda High School high among other schools.
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OR the fifth time in succession Alameda High School has participated
in the Tribune Marathon with honors. This event, sponsored by 'the
Oakland Tribune, is held on Admission Day of each year, and has
always proved popular with amateur runners of the Bay section.
Whenever the Alameda High School has taken part it has won some
signal distinction. On last Admission Day our team won the prize for
having the most runners finish in the allotted time. The team of twelve
men received silver medals for finishing within the hour. The trophy
brought home by the team was a shield bearing two runners on a silver
Besides this new trophy Alameda runners have proved their worth in
former Marathons. As proof of their athletic prowess four Tribune Mara-
thon cups occupy places in Alameda's row of trophies.
Our team consisted of: Keville, Guy, Crowl, Onions, Holm, Cooper,
Moore, Grodem, Pyke, Secundo, Snow, Low and Bernecker.
Unstinted praise is due to Otto Rittler for the pep and dash that he
infused into the Marathon team. A
If each year the Alameda High School should put such a team as these
men into the Lake Merritt Marathon, there is no doubt but that the school
would be known throughout the state as speedy competitors in track and
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Little Willie found some dynamite,
He couldn't understand it quite,
Curiosity never pays-
For it rained Willie several days.
junior-See that guy coming out of the
Chem lab? That's Coughlan, our Chem
teacher. The poor guy likes girls, but he's
so bashful he acts like his own litmus paper.
Junior-Why, when's he's with a girl he
turns pink, and when heys alone he turns
Sponge-I think that a street car hash
Wet-How yuh know?
Sponge-l can shee its tracks.
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THE SATURDAY LINFUP.
fAs old as Saturday,
Teacher: "Oscar, what is the Ancient
Order of the Bath?"
Oscar fpuzzledj: "I dunno, John comes
first, then Willie, then the baby, then mefy
Ashley: Why do my knees shake in mak-
ing a public appearance?
Walker-They're trying to take off their
caps to the ladies.
Papa Greenlee freading son's expense ac-
countj: 'tTuXedo 1Zi75.00.', Hin, that's alto-
gether too much to spend for tobacco.
Rastus-Why, man, if Ah was to hit you,
you'd just weah yo'self out a-bouncin'.
Sambo-Go on boy, l'se tough. Whar at
l lives de kids play tiddley-winks wid de
junior-lf you stood on a dime, what
would you resemble?
Junior-Woolworth's. Nothing over ten
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Waiter: Here, what are you doing with
those teaspoons in your pocket?
Nissen: Dactor's orders.
Waiter: Whaddayamean doctor's orders?
Nissen: He told me to take two teaspoons
after every meal.
I-See that man over there?
1-He,s captain of the team.
I-See that pipe in his mouth?
I-See the smoke coming out?
I-Well, he lit it with my match.
VVeeden-VVhat does a bath cost?
Attendant-Twenty cents. You can have
twelve tickets for 52.00.
Weeden-Say, I ain't asking to be a life
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"Ha, I will fool the bloodhounds yet,"
cried the fugitive hoarsely, and slipping on
a pair of rubbers he erased his tracks.
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lnquisitive Une: Does your sprained ankle
give you much trouble?
Steele: Darn tootin'. livery idiot I meet
asks me questions about it.
llovv did you happen to make the football
lVell, they vvas only IO headgears.
Roper--VVhatAia make in that math exam?
Roper-l made ninety-live, what-ia make
Kennedy-lley, it's my turn to ask you
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She-How was the tirst swimming prac-
lle-Fine, a lot of good men were un-
Georgie-lVla, if the baby was to eat tad-
poles, would they give him a big bass voice
like a frog?
Ma-Good gracious, nol 'llhey'd kill
Georgie-VVell, they didn't.
'l'here's something in that," said the burg-
lar as he stuck his hand in the molasses bar-
".-X snappy ending," remarked the execu-
tioner, wiping his hands of blozmd.
ln a toothbrush, the yellow hair or bristles
come out of ivory.
So does the hair on Al Steele's head, there-
fore, :Xl Steele is a toothbrush.
Ql'lin'rou's Noir-3-lf the hair reaches
Steele's neck, it's rubber-setj.
Otto sure makes both ends meet.
Yes, he uses head work in football.
Then it's all otli. Give me back them
VVhat, and leave me here to freeze?
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Patron: Please bring me the sugar.
Plug or line cut?
Patron: Oh, just as you chews.
D. W.-VVould you say anything if I
should kiss you?
M. ll.-l c.m't do tvvo things at once.
Pharaoh-I need money. Somebody
nrust cough up.
Atneroth-Alasl sire, the coffers are all
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Young Lady fto small boyl: Does your
mother knovv you smoke cigarettes?
Small bay: "Navvl No more'n your
mavv knows you talk to strange gen'emens on
the street vvithout the proper interduchion.
' Al 'ff-
Bill--I certainly did wrong when I told
my girl that I admired her chin.
Bill-She started raising another one.
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"Yes, and don't slam it on your way out."
The height of ignorance is not necessarily
trying to start a cuckoo clock with birdseed,
but it is somewhere near it.
K'You'd better lengthen those skirts,
"Gentlemen are apt to take you for a
little girl and take you upon their laps."
A. Walker-You look almost sweet enough
lf. Clinchard-I intended to look better
S. Hieronymus--How was the dance?
G. Faulkner-Rotten. I came out with
my own hat.
He-This storm may put out the light.
Are you afraid?
She-Not if you take that cigarette out
of your mouth.
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First Pup: "Why are you running? "
Second Same: 'Tm fleeingf,
"lVIy curiosity is running away with me,"
said the farmer when his two-headed calf
broke loose and towed him across the field.
I kicked a mongrel cur,
He uttered a mournful wail.
Where did I kick him, sir?
Ohl Thereby hangs a tale.
Cohen-This high school turns out some
Brooks-Why, when did you grad?
Cohen-I didn't. I was turned out.
I-This is the best coffee Ilve had in a
2-Aw, you poor nut, that's tea.
3-Who wants another cup of cocoa?
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Andy had a little yacht,
She sailed the billows blue,
Whenever Andy wanted eggs,
He made the ship lay to.
lVIa-Youlve been drinking. I can smell
it on your breath.
Pa--Not a drop. I've been eating frog's
legs. VVhat you smell is the hops.
SHOULD OR WOULD.
He: "Will you go to the dance with me
She: "I should say notlv
He: 'fWell, what are you going to say?'
Seabrook-I guess there will never be a
substitute for gasoline.
Father fseriouslyj-There is and always
has been. And the father glanced at the
feet of his son.
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