Burbank Junior High School - Wizard Yearbook (Berkeley, CA)
- Class of 1937
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Text from Pages 1 - 68 of the 1937 volume:
The Composition, Press Work, and Binding were produced by the students of the Printing Department and the Drawings were made in the Art Department of the Burbank Junior High School Berkeley, California. June, 1937 Dr. L. L. Standley Mrs. Eila S. Parker Miss Anne Reith Principal Secretary Nurse BOARD GE EDUCATION Dr. Louise L. Hector, President Mayor E. N. Ament Mr. Walter T. Steilberg Miss Clara B Andrews, Secretary Mr. C. L. Ziegler Mrs. Christinp Wilson Dr. Virgil E. Dickson Mr. Morris C. James Superintendent of Schools Deputy Superintendent of Schools L. L. STANDLEY, Ed.D. IMCULTY Mrs. Carrie L. Bennett Social Studies Miss Mary E. Cameron Arithmetic, General Science Mr. Grover C. Carlsen Physical Education Mrs. Sadie E. Derry Foods Miss Mary K. Drake . English, Library Mr. John J. Frick. Metal Work Miss Adele P. Gilbert Arithmetic, Music Miss Hazel S. Glasgow Cafeteria, Clothing Miss Virma M. Glover H8, LlOCounseling, Social Studies Mr. Leo ). Graham H7, L9 Counseling Arithmetic Mrs Esther Hagan . History, English Miss Phila Helt English, Geometry Mr. Martin Hobbs Band Mrs. Eleanore R. MacGregor English, French Mr. Clifford B Marker Mechanical Drawing, Printing Miss Dora L Martin Algebra, Latin Mrs. Virginia Martin English Miss Mary McCall Physical Education Mr. Albert L. McDermont . . General Science Miss Frances Misch English, Physical Education Mrs. Sarah R. Most Fine Arts Mrs. Jeannette Phelps English, Social Studies Mrs. Orpha Rhodes . Dramatics, Vocal Music Miss Delight Rice . Lipreading, Speech Defects Mrs. Rose I. Sackett Arithmetic Mr. Henry A. Sammet Arithmetic, Physical Education, Attendance Miss Louisa Santos . English, Social Studies Mrs. Martha M. Scales English, Social Studies Mr. Victor M. Schott Orchestra Mis. Jean E. Skimmings Business Practice Mrs. Jeanette M. Stewart . Typing Mrs. Mary M. Tomsen . L8, H9 Counseling, Typewriting Miss Emily V. Truman English Mrs. Eunice Walker Biology, Commerce, Science Mrs Mary Walton Clothing Mrs. Ruth H. Waugh Activities Co ' ordinator, Social Studies Miss Hazel Z. Weller Fine Arts Mr. Earl D. Williams Wood Work Mrs Henrietta Williams English, Social Studies STITTS COMMITTEES FACULTY COMMITTEE Mr. Clifford B. Marker ..... Printing Mrs. Virginia R. Martin ... Literary Mrs. Sarah R. Most ..... Art Miss Virma Glover .... . Photography Mrs. Jean E. Skimmings ..... . Subscriptions Mrs. Jeanette M. Stewart ..... Typing ■41- WIZARD STAFF Betty Erhorn. Chiet Typist Claire Frazee. Literary Editor Mary Yamashiro Circulation Manager ADVISORY EDITORS Milton Bankhead, Loma Brant, Janet Bush, Dorothy Costa, Dolores Costello, Muriel Cuneo, Joel DeCayette, Violet Dellamar, Marjorie Durum, Madeline Erickson, David Everhart, Ida Ferreira, Elden Harrild, Arpie Hussian, Mitvuki Iwahashi, Jacqueline LeProtti, Mildred Lewie, Corinne Louie, Dorothy Lytord, Chiyoko Nagata, Pearl Shuhert, Patsy Stinger, and Harold Stone - TYPING STAFF Betty Ehrhorn, Fay Goddard, Margie Gotthiedsen. Esther Gustafson, June Hart, Florence Ipsen, Barbara Kirby, Jannie Maranzana, Gilda Mezzetta, Annie Mori, Fern Murden, Dorothy Nelson, Betty Paget, Frances Regalia, and Virginia Runge. WIZARD COLLECTORS Lucy Adams, Phyllis Burns, Ralph Cornelia, Alice Chapman, Arthur Cordova. Norman Deming, Mary Helen Dunlap, LeRoy Fisher, Margaret Green, Jack Grant, Lorraine Johnson, Nettie Met curio, Evelyn Patterson, Barbara Rodger, Dorothy Rodger, Anna Louise Rudzenir, Donm Jean Slater, Evon Silva, Dorothy Sch.teier, Earl Santos, Constance Steele, William Stevenson, William McIntosh, Lois Wuagneux, and Mary Yamashiro STUDENT BODY OEEICEBS BOYS ' ASSOCIATION GIRLS’ ASSOCIATION 41 DAVID SILVA President DAVID MOOHR Vice President JOE BRISENO Secretary AILEEN POSEPANKO President ESTHER TORCH IO Vice President LORRAINE SENA Secretary V ' FWtftB Janet Bush Stanley Bush Mildred Callahan Bertha Clements Ralph Cornelia Marie Corso Frank Cosiiei Se lma Blakemore Stanley Bond Patricia Cramer Vincent DeBiasi Frances Duffy Elaine Erickson Madeline Erickson David Everhart Rufus Farley The s Faney Norman Graham Robert Greenwood Esther Gustafson Frank Gutierrez filbert Hardie June Hart Dorothy Jones Donald LaBrie Peggy Lawrence Isabelle Leal Louis Linville Sophie Lippold Grace McIntosh Raymond McWalters lack Mede m , n fl in ie fAot Morse If4l! Tnest Mroczk TTHhu Murphy ■ Edward Murphy Raymond Murphy Jack Navarro James Navarro Georqe Neiidov fllvin Ohman W. Raymond Phipps h " wwm v wma i Charles Piane Charles Pick Theodore Poaqe Eleanor Polo flileen Posepanko Frank Presley Wayne Thompson Jeanette Thurnher Charles Tilghman Robert Tollberq Esther Torchio John Veliotes Betty Trump! Christine Vietti Virginia Vitale William Wagner Billy Williams Lois Wuaqneux STUDENT BODY PROGRAM SPRING TERM 1957 O ur first student body meetings of the term were a girls ' meeting held January 26, 1937, which featured Miss Margaret Starr, Girl Reserves secretary, and Miss Harriet Fitzgerald, dentil hygienist; and a boys’ meeting, held Febuiry 4, 1937, which featured Officer Simpson of the Berkeley Police Department. Our operetta, “Music of Nature " , was given February 18 and 19. It pictured the struggle of man in his conquest of earth, water, air, and fire. It was of such out- standing merit that it was repeated as an institute program for the Berkeley Teachers ' Association. March 4, a three-reel program of the Chevrolet Motor Company was enthusiasts cally received by both junior and senior assemblies. Of particular interest was the reel entitled, " Cinderella’s Coach.” April 8, two fifteen minute assemblies were held to further the Wizard subscrip- tions. The Top I latOrchestra under the direction of Mr. Herbert Redfield played It ex- cellently. accompanied Jack Grant, soloist, as he sang, “There Somthing in the Air.” The H-8 pupils sang “La Paloma, " and an original Wizard song. Claire Frazee, liter, ry editor of the Wizard, urged every pupil to buy a Wizard. April 15, the H7-5 class give a play entitled, ‘Democracy, the Goal of America.” It depicted the origin of our law and government throughout the ages. April 22, we enjoyed the p ' ay “Grandma Pulls the String”, because of the delight- ful comedy and its clever acting. We hope Mrs. Esther Hagan, the coach, will find t.m • to present another similar progam next term. April 23, David Silva, our boy president, welcome our patrons and friends to the Public Schools program of music, drama, and dancing. Our orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Victor Schott, played three numbers. Our saxophone trio, composed of George Medeiros, Laurence Silva, Jack Oliver, and its accompanist, Mary Jane Morrow, played two selections under the direction of Mr. Martin Hobbs. A group of girls under the dir ection of Miss Mary McCall danced a beautiful old fashioned dance. The play, “Grand- ma Pulls the String”, was repeated. May 20, the Boys’ Glee Club presented a cowboy skit entitled “Around the Campfire.” The Girls’ Glee Club assisted by the H8-6and H 8-4 classes presented a play- let entitled “Spring Weather”. The “Dyspeptic Ogre” was the humorous fantasy that the H7-4 class presented June 3 under the direction of Mrs. Jeanette Phelps and Miss Louise Santos. Paul Fehr was the ogre, and Haldis Froines was his cook. Our closing program held June 17, were our usual honor and award programs. Honor roll certificate were awarded and a list of best citizens was read The Burbank (Orchestra played a novelty number and the students’ councils presented entertaining musical and dancing numbers. Thursday evening, June 17, graduation exercises were held for the H9 graduates. One hundred sixty ' three pupils received certificates of promotion. This term our assembly programs were enjoyable and I am sure they have helped to promote good fe ' lowship among the pupils of both junior aud senior assembly groups. — Effie Simoneau STUDENT COURT urbank Court is now in session.” This is the introduction to an important ac- tivity, everv T uesday and Friday, ninth period. Court is supervised by our very able and fair judge, Mrs. Scales. The students carry on the rest of the work. During the past year, two hundred and thirty-three cases have passed through our hands. The usual cases are tried by the lower court. When a case becomes so im volved that it is not within the power of the lower court to handle it, it is passed to the Supreme Court over which Dr. Standley presides. Within the memory of the present officers only two Supreme Court cases have been tried. The members of the court are as follows; bailiff, George Keltner; assistant bailiff, Albert Hardie; secretary, Martha Collins; assistant secretary, Verna Boston; clerk, Stanley Bush; doorkeeper, Louis Lin ville; court officers, John Gambotto, Stanley Bond, Pauline Mignone, Jean Pedersen, and William Kari. At present some court changes are contemplated A trial jury of five persons will be appointed. It will be composed of low ten students. They will hear cases and render decisions. The graduate bailiff and secretary will alternate as judges to hear the cases. The object of these changes is to make the court more democratic and more like a real court. — Martha Collins OUTDOOR TRNEEJC O ur school has the largest number of traffic officers in the city of Berkeley. The lieutenant is Robert Drake and the sergeant is Joseph Chong. There are six squads. Each squad has six boys who go on duty before and after school and at noon. Four squads go on duty tor fifteen minutes each day, rain or shine. It is the duty of the lieutenant and the sergeant to see that the boys do their duty. Every boy works up in rank. He starts by holding a sign and gradually work up by being prompt, neat in appearance, and accurate in the dischage of his duties. Every Wednesday at the ninth period the traffic squads practice marching and have drilbdowns under the leadership of Mr. Lester, an officer from the University of California. He worked very hard to get us into shape for the review on May 28, 1937- Mr. Lester gave a party at Bertoli’s for the four boys who won the drilbdowns. They were James McCoy, Tony Magnetti, Theodore Poage, and Yoshakazu Ito All the traffic boys in Berkeley were invited to a bean feed given by the Dad’s Clubs and the women’s. " GRANDMA PULLS THE STRING " FANTASY FANTASY ft O CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL TEAM Auxiliary of the American Legion. They also had moving pictures of the Olympic Snow Competition, and the Hill Billie Orchestra played and sang. It was held March 15, at the Longfellow School. The hoys in the Outdoor Traffic Squad are Joseph Chong, Jack Mede, Richard Rosenquist, Jack Navarro, Kenneth Geary, Peter Flammang, Jerrey Pulley, Donald La ' Brie, Raymond Murphy, James McCoy, Frank Accurso, Teddy Poage, Phillip Ray, Eugene Bice, Pio Ghidella, Billy Wagnar, Jerry Ponsi, Agapito Noriega, Yoshakazu Ito, Tony Magnetti, David West, Raymond Phipps, Howard Hein, George Hanson, Peter Antonini, Roy T iagi, James Navarro, Louis Ghidella, Lloyd Harris, Louis Rampcne, and Robert Drake. — Robert Drake INDOOR TJEG4TT1C ■ here are about sixty officers in the Indoor Traffic organization. Both boys and girls can become members. Dr. Standley appointed our chief, Elmer Silva, and our captain, William Johnson. Mrs. Mac Gregor who is head commissioner, appointed six lieutenants to supervise the squads; Squad 1, Granuccia Amadei; Squad 2, Madeline O ' Neill; Squad 3, Donna Jeanne Slater; Squad 4, Leland Andersen; Squad 5, Norman Graham; Squad 6, Frank Cosner. All the officers were sworn in by a representative of the Berkeley Police Department. At the end of the term those who are leaving their posh tions will receive honorable discharges from the Berkeley Police Department. The lieutenants have officers stationed in halls, yard, cafeteria, and the science building. The officers carry tickets which they can give to pupils who refuse to obey school regulations. Tickets can be given by officers for misconduct in assembly, halls, street, or yard. The pupils who receive tickets must report at the next session of the Burbank Court. The organization meets once a week to discuss problems that arise in directing traffic, and to plan for improving the organization. The one rule adopted by the school this term is that all students who wish to serve on Outdoor Traffic Squads must give one term of service to the Indoor Traffic. The Berkeley Police Department has promised us a theatre party at the United Artist Theatre as a reward for the term ' s work. — Granuccia Amadei BNNB H ' ave you ever thought, as you saw the Bui bank Band march proudly down the street in their red and white uniforms, of the work behind such an organiza ' tion? The members of the band, besides individual practicing, practiced each Monday and Wednesday, ninth period, on such pieces as the “Bridal Rose” and “March Bur- bank”. Mr. Hobbs, the band leader, composed the “ ' March Burbank”. The trio, made up of three saxaphone players. Jack Oliver, George Medeiros and Lawrence Silva, and accompanied by Mary Jane Morrow played twice for assenv blies. The band was the official band for the Yacht Harbor Opening, May 7, 8, and 9, during the Berkeley Pageant of Land and Sea. We all enjoy our band and wish it much success in the years to come. — Claire Frazee. MEMBERS OF THE BAND Trumpets Ed Maita Herbert Christensen Walter Botkins John Tronoff Eugene Friddle Carl Bowden Ro viand Thompsen Clarence Dalke Russell Morse Peter DeVmcenzi •S axaphones George Medeiros Jack Oliver Lawrence Silva Edwin Wooley Glen Bilyeu Jack Loebe Flute Bernice Doyle Basses Grace Wares Jacquline LePiotti Claire Frazee Carmen Johnson Fraser Scott Paul Hruska Baritone Clifford Mays (Clarinets Aldo Cianciarulo Richard Fehr Ernest Sin Melvin Coppa Claire McArthur Robert Ayres Nevin Stucco Mary Ellen Dunlap Arthur Johnson Don Barksdale Louis Linville Trombones Harlan Hodges Tommy Marks Eugene Cline Wallace Cabral Melophones Robert Carpenter Eugene DeSoto Marvin Ellis Clarence Andrews Antonette Mazzone Alvar Vickman Drums Martin Miretti Sheldon Iverson John Cornetti Edward Hardege Victor Yellis Robert Pearson John Veliotes Kelly Boulware Oboe Hannibal Brennes ORCHESTRA! T he musical “Spring Fantasy” which was given many times by unanimous requests was a great success. Weowecreditto Mrs. Rhodes and MissMisch. Faculty mem ' bers who gave generous’ y of their time were Miss Martin, Mrs. Most and Miss Weller. Let’s not forget the splendid cooperation of Mr. Schott and his orchestra. They played a very import: nt part in the fantasy. The Burbank Special Orchester played for the “Spring Fantasy” when it was given for the pupils on February 17, and for the parents on February 18, and 19. The orchestra accompanied the water episode which was given for the P. T. A. on March 16. On March 17, the Fantasy was again presented for the teachers of Berkeley at an evening meeting. The water episode was repeated for the High ' Twelve Club on the afternoon of April 23. Besides all the fantasy work, the orchestra played for Open House, April 23, in the evening. The complete orchestra played “Frat” by John F. Barth, and the “Marine Band” by John L. Greenawald. Two violins, a cello, and the piano accompanied the Fash ' ion Show. The orchestra furnished the music for the commencement exercises on June 17. The orchestra also played for the assemblies on the same day. The members are: Vioh ' ns: Tadashi Asakawa, Ruth Breuer, Rudolph Castro, Howard Ford, June Galleher, Paul Hruska, Guadalupe Martinez, Rodney McConn, Betty Jean Morrow, Fern Murden Betty Paget, Ross Rentfrow, Betty Jean Reynolds, Carmel Riley, Lawrence Tate, Lucille Treinnes, and Jesse Werren. Cellos: Marie Anderson, Midory Asakawa, Bettv Johnson, Mary Jane Morrow, and Dorothy Veliotes. Bass Viol: Claire Frazee, Raymond Lopez, Martha Matson. Piano: Margie Gottfriedsen. Flute: Bernice Doyle Clarinet: Richard Fehr. Saxaphone: Jack Oliver. Trumpets: Edward Maita, Clifford Mays. Trombone: Frazier Scott. Drums: Rufus Farley, and Sheldon Iversen. — Margie Gottfriedsen. GIRLS’ GLEE CLU is oganization is composed of forty dive girls. They meet every Monday and Wednesday, ninth period. Mrs. Rhodes is the director She teaches the girls songs for public performance as well as for enjoyment in the classroom Last semester the members took part in the fantasy, “Music of Nature”. They also presented a musical play for the assembly entitled “Spring Weather”. They were assisted by girls from the H8 ' 6 and H8 ' 4 classes. Virginia Shanks and Eleanor Costa took the parts of Helen and Louise. They per suaded the Weather Man, Norman Deming, to change the weather for their spring festi ' va 1 . Marion DeCosta and Nelda Jean Walker, as Threatening Showers, caused much ex- citement. After the weather became settled, the festival proceeded with songs and dances. The Curls’ Glee Club is a profitable and enjoyable activity for those who have musical talent. — Virginia Shanks BOYS’ CHORUS r C ir he boys’ chorus is under the able direction of Mrs Orpha Rhodes. We have given several performances. Our last one was a cowboy scene entitled “Around the It Campfire”. Five boys did a cowboy dance. They were Herman W rede, Joel Dc ayette, John Cornetti, David Silva, and Lawrence Silva. Kenneth Mero and Charles Martin enacted “The Strawberry Roan”. John Gians sang “Twilight on the Trail.” We hope to acquire better singing voices and better pronunciation while singing. — John Gians WIZARD EDITORS y 1 1 he editors met every Wednesday during the ninth period to discuss methods of making the Wizard interesting to all the pupils. Mrs. Virginia Martin was their faculty adviser and acte d as chairman of the meetings. Many things were discussed. The class editors were always anxious to obtain good sugg stions from their classmates. They endeavored to make our school book more popular. They took notes and reported the work as it progressed to their class-rooms. It was decided that the theme of the book would be “Hobbies”. This was chosen primarily because it would interest all children in the school. An effort was made this term to have more pictures of school activities. We were pleased to have every advisory picture in our Wizard With all the effort, thought, and work spent in making the Wizard, the staff felt confident that it would please all the pupils. — Muriel Cuneo. WIZARD COLLECTORS -tj very class has a Wizard Collector. We meet every Tuesday during the ninth J period, with Mrs. Skimmings, and discuss many things such as, what percent of the classes have subscribed, and how to get more subscriptions. The goal of each collector is to get seventy-five percent of his or her class to subscribe. If the class gets these subscriptions, they have their enlarged picture in the Wizard. Subscriptions are ob- tained from pupils, advisory teachers, and other members of the faculty without an ad- visory. During the meeting we make a report on subscriptions, money collected, and money due. We give Mrs. Skimming all the money we have collected, and as our faculty advisor, she keeps the money on hand to finance the Wizard. Each subscriber to the V . izird gets the News every Friday. The collectorsde- liver these to each advisory. It is the responsibility of each collector to see that each sub- scriber gets his or her Wizard, at the end of the term. The Wizard collectors are: Lucy Adams, Phyllis Burns, Ralph Cornelia, Alice Chapman, Arthur Cordova, Norman Demmg, Mary Helen Dunlap, Le Roy Fisher, Mar- garet Green, Jack Grant, Lorraine Johnson, Nettie Mercurio, Evelyn Patterson, Barbara Rodger, DorothyRodger, Anna Louise Rudzenia, Donna Jean Slater, Evon Silva, Dorothy Schaefer, Earl Santos, Constance Steele, William Stevenson, William McIntosh, Lois Wuagneux, and Mary Yamashiro. — Mary Yamashiro L9- 1 Class t- 9 ' 2 Class j After the “News” articles were written by the pupils of Burbank, they went through a series of corrections, and were then handed to the publishers. They, in turn, typed and scenciled them, put the stencils on a mimeograph machine, ran off the re ' quired number of copies, assembled the pages, and then the final touch, krimped the pages togerher. The “News” publishers tried in every way to make the “News”, each week, better than the last one. The chief members were: mechanical editor, Dorothy Nelson; chief stencilers, Florence Ipsen, Betty Ehrhorn, Frances Regalia; chief mimeographers, James Navarro, Alfred Soo; chief assembler, Barbara Kirby. Other members were: Gil a Mezsetta, June Hart, Annie Mori, Jannie Maran- Sana, Esther Gustafson, Fern Murden, Virginia Runge, Betty Paget, Marjorie Gott ' friedsen. John Johnson, Francis Hill, and Fay Goddard. — Barbara Kirby. BOYS ' SPORTS - he 1937 Basketball Season was a very successful one. All the games that were played were attended by many pupils of all grades. The spirit was appreciated by all the playing teams and it did much to cheer them on. One of the reasons for the delay in starting the Basketball Season was due to the fact that the Berkeley High School Basketball Team played all their home games in our boys’ gymnasium We have not had the use of our gym for three years, and we are very grateful for having been able to use it this season for our basketball games. Mr. Carlsen his shown much interest in the directing and teaching of the proper ways of playing basketball. We have greatly appreciated his interest. The H9 ' Basketball Team won the inter class games. The following boys were on the team: Vincent DeBiasi, center; LeRoy Jensen, forward; Martin Miretti, forward; Donald LaBrie, forward; Eugene Fnddle, forward; John Veliotes, guard; David Moohr, guard; Clifford Mays, running guard. It also looks as if the H9 Team will win the baseball crown this year. Some of the baseball scores were: H9 1 LlO — 0 L9 — 3 H8— 3 H9— 2 L9— 3 H9— 15 L 8—6 H7 — 8 L8 — 6 - — David Moohr GIRLS’ SPORTS y HE girls’ gymnasium program this semester has been very full, with never a dull moment. At the beginning of the term a basketball series was played. Two teams from the same class or different classes playeJ against each other. It seemed that this was hardly over, when baseball came upon us. This was the most important sport of the semester. The scores were as follows: L8 defeated H7— 33-23 H7 defeated L8— 5M4 L8 defeated H7— 2443 L9 defeated H8 — II ' 9 LlO defeated H9 — 46 ' 14 Theie were other games besides these, but the scores were not kept. There is also dancing in the gymnasium twice a week. We have an accompanist and we do folk dances such as “Highland Fling,” “Eloise Gavotte,” and many others. We have ball ’oom dancing and marching. Miss Misch and Miss McCall have organized tennis for those who know how to play. There is a club for those who do not know how to play, but w ' ould like to learn. We have had an enjoyable year in the field of sports, and hope that next term will be as lively and full of fun as this term has been. — Kay McEvov RED CROSS American Junior Red Cross is made up of children from all parts of the United States This organization acts as an auxiliary to the Senior Red Cross and its work is to assist when there is an emergency which needs help. The Junior Red Cross has also done such work as sending gifts to the children of Guam. This is an annual project. The gifts consist of toys and dolls. The doll clothes are made in home economics classes. The boys in metal shop and wood shop make toys for the Berkeley Day Nursery. Besides these, the Veteran ' s Hospital at Livermore issup ' plied with birthday cards. Another piece of work done by the Juniors was raising money for the flood relief. Corresponding with children of foreign lands is an activity of the Junior Red Cross. This creates a friendly feeling with other children. From each school a representa- tive is chosen to attend the monthly meeting of the organization. It is the duty of the representative to report w ' hat the school is doing and bring back reports of the business and topics discussed. Miss Fannie McLean gives her time to act as leader of the work in Berkeley. She arranged for the room in the Senior Red Cross Building for the Juniors. It is being fitted up by the juniors and is a very pleasant place to meet. — Robert Ayers. HELPING WITH HEEBEEWGRK veryone knows that old saying, “It is better to give than to receive.” The girls J of the school have practiced t his saying and are making clothing of all descrip ' tions. The Municipal Christmas Tree Committee raises funds every year to buy materials which the Burbank girls help to make into many useful things such as: shorts, slips, boys’ shirts, blouses and dresses. These garments are given to needy children at the next Christmas tree party. During the school term we make these clothes to the best of our ability. At Christ- mas time, the committee gives a party at which the clothing is given to less fortunate ' T.ildren. — Anita Hardege SWIMMING CLUB His club was organized for boys who did not know how to swim. The different strokes were taught by Joe W. Tibbetts, who is the Y.M.C.A. ' s swimming in- structor. He gave a series of lesson, then he let you try to swim across the width of the pool. If this was well done, he allowed you to swim the length of the pool. After that he would permit you to swim and dive as much as you liked. You could not swim any more after the day you had passed the test. The junior high schools in the city had certain days of the week upon which their pupils could swim. They could not go on any other day but the day reserved for them. Burbank boys who passed their Y. M. C. A. Beginner’s Swim Test are: James Gimble, Arthur Cordova, Bill Gary, Bill Metoyer, Charles Bressie, Francis Vaine, Carl Bowden, Joseph Bale, Kenneth Atkinson, Allan Harrild, Kenneth Litz, Charles Brown, Fred Vogt, Bill Williams, Ronald Boak, Russell Morse, Donald Eltchinoff, Joe Valente, Haiold Marquis, Joel DeCayette, Summer Cashen, Jimmey Vierra, George Perez, Cecil Young, Kaiki Seige, Donald Barksdale, Charles Pick, Jack Lobes, and John Mota. — Joel DeCayette MERRT JUNIORS here are three groups of Girl Reserves in Burbank. Our group is the “Merry Juniors”. We have done many interesting things this term. One of our most enjoyable evenings was a corn-popping and marshmallow-toasting feast at the Y.W.C.A. Cottage. The “Merry Junior’s” former advisor, Mrs. Pedder treated the club to a party at Drake’s Restauran - in Berkeley. At this party we met our new adviser Miss Fannie Parks. Mrs Egglestone spoke at one of our club meetings. She told us about the activities of the clubs in Texas where she had been an adviser. The club’s president, Lillian Chappell, and inter-club council member and secre- tary, Dorothy Longrus,and vice-president, Willa Mae Johnson, attended meetings at the Y.W.C.A. Cottage. A recognition-service was held Friday, April 16, 1937. Symbolism was carried through the ceremony by red, white, and blue flowers. The red was for courage, white represented the spirit, and the blue was for knowledge. Dorothy Longrus, Katherine Young, and Thelma Smith were recognized at this service. The club went to the president’s house for a small party and singing circle. There they learned some new songs. These are only some of the interesting things that the Merry Juniors have done. Other officers of the club who have contributed to its success are: treasurer, Marie Armstrong; adviser. Miss Fannie Parks; and sponsor, Mrs. Jeannette Phelps. Other members are Jeanette Thurner, Dorothy Stevens, Thelma Smith, Dorothea Jones, Katherine Young. — Dorothy Longrus. KEY KLUB he Key Klub was established to open newdoors for its members. It furnished the key to health and happiness. As members of the Key Klub participated in its pro- gram, many new interests were introduced. This term the club interested those girls who like to take part in sports. The group met after school and baseball became one of the chief interests. The club ' s team was very successful and won every game. Our adivsorhas been Miss Evelyn Brannon, a sophomore of the IJniverity of Cab iforma. We have profited a great deal from her direction. The officers were: Shirley Simond, president; Etfie Simoneau, vice-president; Alice Coopman, publicity chai man; Louise Thurner, inter-club representative; These officers were re-elected from last term. The newdy elected officer were: Helen Simonds, secretary Kylikki Stromberg, treasurer. The members are : Sumiko Kuriyama, Evelyn Larripa, Evelyn Paterson, Jacquelyn LeProtti, Dorothy Nelson, and Tuulikki Stromberg. — Shirley Simonds JOLLY GIRLS he purpose of the Jolly Girls’ Club was to find and give the best in life. We entered many interesting activities such as; camping, swimming, horse back riding, parties, and others. When playing baseball against other teams, we were usually a very successful group. We made many plans for the future and we all hope that these plans will be fulfilled. The officers were: president, Norma Feneran; secretary and treasurer, Lenore Grobs. Our adviser has been Miss Greenand our sponsor, Mrs. Phelps. Our club mem- bers were; Betty Dick, Betty McKenzie, Lenore Grobs, Annie Pavlova, Wilma Bishop. — Norma Feneran 1MNCE CLUB group of tenth grade students have been meeting in the assembly and gym- nasium for the purpose of associating and dancing with their fellow students. .Our club has been under the direction of a committee which has worked to- gether in selecting the specific time, place and a special number for the dance. The special number is either an Early American Group Dance or a vocal solo, or other diversion. Audrey Ebli, the secretary, has been in charge of securing permission for the use of the auditorium and setting the date for each meeting. Her assistants, who com ' posed the rest of the committee were Jacqueline LeProtti, Martha Collins, Alice Coop- man and MarthaGibbs. We have attempted to make this activity a happy social experi ' ence for our members. Our music is furnished by the “Top Hats” and John Veliotes’ Dance Band. We also have several piano players. After we have left Burbank we hope the other students will take enough inter- est in associating with their schoolmates to continue the club. — Martha Gibbs and Martha Collins PARENT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION he Parent - Teacher Association holds its monthly meetings on the third Tues- day of each month. During the past year, programs featuring the different activi- . ties in the school have been presented. Many interesting speakers were heard at our meetings. Instruments and uniforms for the Burbank Band were purchased. Clothing was distributed to needy children. These, and other forms of Student Aid were accomplished by the association. We wish to continue this work extensively during the coming year, and this. Mother and Father, can be done with your help. Dues are fifty cents per capita for each school year. Make an effort to attend. A cordial invitation is extended to all. — Mrs. J. A. Martin, President H9 4 Dorothy is the pretty one, Christine is the one who’s shy, Raymond is the little one, A combination we mustn’t pass by. Margie is the musician. A dancer in our class we have too, She represented water at one time; Her name B.J.F. to you! Another dancer we also have, Madeline is her name, And maybe someday like Eleanor Powell, She ' ll dance her way to fame. Frances Regalia is the studious one. Fay follows right behind. But I ' m afraid if they don’t watch out, They’ll be the genius kind. Jean Yool is the fast talker, As she told a teacher one day. But Betty Jean Reynolds, The slow speaker says; “Someday, I will teach Jean the way.” Bobby and Florence play the accordian. While Leslie and Jerry play pranks. Donald and Leroy, Jack and James, Among good officers rank. CLASS Virginia is the busy one. Eileen spends her time doing French. Elmer makes up all the jokes. Walter from Alvin you couldn’t wrench. Teddy asks the questions; Carole can answer him back. Frances Fraga sits and looks, And talks to Betty Jane Franks. Grace always has a grin. Wagner uses a pencil. Pio studies very hard. Gustafson runs the stencil. Alfred is the worker. Frank is the one who plays. While Donna Jeanne collects the money. The class is the one that pays. Lorraine is the one with dimples, James Navarro is the one who draws, Esther makes out the absence slips, Never, never, with flaws. There is one other person you know, Mrs. Skimmings is her name, Who strives to set our footsteps, On the pathway of fame. — Kathleen McEvoy ART WORK rt work in the Wizard this term was done by high nines under the directions of Mrs. Most. There are seven block prints cut by hand. They were made like .those ot last term but represent this term’s theme which is “Hobbies”. Names of the pupils who made these block prints appear with their respective design. The new type used on the cover of the Wizard and the title lines were procured by Mr. Marker for this book and the title on the cover was enlarged to suit the space. I ' m sure that everybody will enjoy this term ' s Wizard after all the time and work that the pupils have put into it — Robert Greenwood BOYS’ COUNCIL - he Boys’ Council has tried to give the most constructive service to Burbank. Three officers from the oys’ Student Body and a boy representative from each advisory class in the school attended the meetings. The meetings were held twice a month on Monday, under the direction of Mr. Frick. Many matter were discussed. All subjects under discussion were for the better- ment of the school. This was very ben ficial tor Burbank’s progress and it aided the re- presentative by giving him practice in parliamentary procedure. The Boys’ Council was instrumental in putting into effect the Student Talent Parade which entertained on the last day of school, and delighted the junior assembly. This term’s officers were: president, David Silva; vice-president, David Moohr; and secretary Joe Briseno. — David Silva T GIRLS’ COUNCIL t or several years we have had Student Council meetings. A representative from each advisory in the school attend d and took suggestions from his class. They discussed them with Miss McCall, the members, and officers who presided over these meetings. The officers were: president, Aileen Posepanko; vice-president, Esther Turchio; secretary, Lorraine Sena. Minutes were kept of all the meetings. They met every nthe. Monday. Many problems which the representatives felt concerned the school were discussed. Improve- ments making for better conditions were carried through. For example, we undertook to get a clock installed in the yard. After much discussion, we received it, and we found it a convenience for all pupils. The question of Student Body Cards also arose It was, after considerable discussion, finally decided that the price would not be on the cards hereafter. This term we communicated with seven junior high schools to learn what kind of student control was in each school. We went to Herbert Hoover Junior High School, accompanied by Dr. Standley to see how the student meetings were conducted. — Lorraine Sena LITERARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NEWS t the beginning of each term a new group is chosen for the news staff. The literary section of this staff is composed of an editor, a sponsor, and a reporter from each advisory. On Monday afternoon, these reporters under the direction of our sponsor, Mrs. Williams, meet and discuss the theme of the News to be issued the following week. They take the suggestion hack to their English classes. Each child may write one article. The following Thursday these articles are turned into Mrs Williams. She selects the best one. Some of the classes have asked to issue an entire paper. Mrs. Phelps ' English H9 class was the first class to write all the copy for “News”. Other classes which have furnished literary copy for an entire paper are, Miss Glover’s Social Studies II class. Miss Helt ' s English classes, and Mrs. Williams ' L8N English class All of these issues have been outstanding in literary quality. These class issues have also increased the sale of the “News” greatly. We hope that the “News” will continue to improve so that every pupil in school will subscribe. — Kay McEvoy CC NEWS” HRT S ome of you wonder what I mpan by “News” Art. Three boys drew and sten- ciled for the Burbank News every week. We had to get the drawings very accurate, because there was a limited space on the stencils. If they were not accurate Mrs. Stewart had X " . cut some of the stories or the drawings. The “News” Art editors were; Euler FinPy, John Veliotes, and William U ag- ner. Euler Finley drew the small editorial pictures and the titles. John Veliotes drew the jokes and the titles. William Wagner drew whatever was needed, but he regularly did the stenciling. We usually worked a week ahead of time so we would have the ' News” for the next week ready on time. — William Wagner MECHHNICHL WORK OF THE NEWS oom ten was the workshop of the Burbank “News” Publishers. These publishers were very busy every day in the week. They were typists, stencilers, mimeo- graphers, assemblers, and knmpers. These people made up the twenty selected members of the eighth, ninth, and tenth grades, who worked with Mrs. Stewart on the mechanical work of the “News” each week. K H7-3 i HOW JOHN MUIR LEHJRHKO TO SWIM O ne hot summer day John Muir was told by his father that if he watched the frogs that they would give him all the lessons that he needed in swimming. His father told him to watch the frogs’ arms and legs and see how smoothly they kicked themselves along and dived and came up. John found a little basin among the rushes at the south end of the lake, about waist-deep and a rod or two wide, shaped like a sunfish’s nest. He kicked and splashed for many a lesson faithfully trying to imitate frogs; but the smooth, comfortable sliding gait of his amphibious teachers seemed hopelessly hard to learn. One day it occurred to John to hold his breath as long as he could and let his head sink as far as it liked without paying any attention to it, and trying to swim un- der water instead of on the surface. This method was a great success fo-at the very first trial he managed to cross the basin without touching bottom, and soon learned the use of his limbs. Then of course, swimming with his head above water soon became so easy that it seemed perfectly natural. David, his brother, tried the plan with the same success. Then they began to count the number of times that they could swim around the basin without stopping to rest, and after twenty or thirty rounds failed to tire them, they proudly thought that a little more practice would make them as amphibious as frogs. On the fourth of July, John and David rowed to their bathing poo], and went in for a swim. After a few turns in the pool, it occurred to John that it was now about time to try deep water. They were swimming through the thick growth of rushes and lilies, where it was twenty or thirty feet deep. When then reached the end of the little skiff, John raised his right hand to take hold of it. He, failed to reach high enough, and of course, the weight of his arm and the stroke against the overleaning stern of the boat shoved him down, and he sank struggling, frightened, and confused. After sinking and rising, some water got into his lungs and he began to drown. Suddenly his mind seemed to clear. He remembered that he could swim under water, and making a desperate struggle toward the shore, he reached a point where, with his toes on che bottom, he got his mouth above the surface, gasped for help, and was pulled into the boat. John was very much ashamed of himself, and that night he concluded that there had been no reason for the accident. In order to punish himself, he stole away, rowed directly out to the middle of the lake, dived straight down thirty or forty feet, letting his feet drag, paddled straight to the surface with his hands, as his father had directed him to do. He then swam around the boat, climbed into it, and dived again, with the same success. He went down four or five times, and each time as he made the dive, shouted aloud. “Take that " ! He felt that he was getting even with himself for his fear. — Jean Rennie PHOTOGRAPHY " he adoption of photography as my pet hobby came about by accident. As the result of a bet, I received a camera with full instructions of how to take pictures. . Ostentatiously I displayed my camera as I went to snap my first picture. Care ' fully taking out the instructions, I read them and carried them out as best I could. Then when I was all set, I hastily snapped my picture and anxiously awaited the results. When the film was developed, I found that the picture was blurred and urn recognizable. I did not become discouraged however, but I determined to perfect my photography by photographing every object of interest which I might happen to see. Pursuing my hobby by taking more pictures, I encountered a very wet experience. One summer while taking a trip north, I stopped by a rippling stream to take a picture of it. Very bravely I ventured out on a log to get my would ' be prized possession. As I snapped my picture, I felt the sensation of losing my balance and 1 toppled into the water. Holding my camera above the water, 1 explained complacently that I had the picture anyway. I came out of the water looking like a drenched dog. My ill-fortunewas well rewarded, as the picture was superior to all the others which I had taken — Grace Wares BOATS BOR MX HOBBY O n a rainy day this winter 1 was looking through a Popular Mechanics when 1 saw plans for a duck boat. The boat was twelve feet long and three and one-half feet wide, and its weight was only ninety pounds. So I went to the basement and enlarged the plans. Then 1 sawed out boards for the ribs. After I had done this I began to put them together with screws. When 1 had a few together, I had to stop and go on my route. After I came home 1 finished screwing the ribs together. I screwed the ribs to the keel, put the strips around the bottom and top of the boat, fastened the boards across the front and back for the deck, placed boards on the bottom of the boat, and painted the whole framework. Then came the hard job of covering the boat with canvas so it would be tight. I cut the canvas so that it would fit,tacked it on the framework, and painted it. I had to go down to the paint fac- tory, where I got paint in the back yard for nothing. The man at the paint shop wanted too much for the paint, and I woul J just as soon use cheaper paint. Then I painted the canvas and it shrank so tight, that it was like a drum. 1 gave the boatsix coats of paint and made two paddles. Now i t was ready to sail. I had no way to take it down to the bay. 1 had to build a trailer which did not cost me a cent. When ) put the boat into the water, I climbed in and began to paddle. The boat skimmed over the water like the wind. Every Saturday 1 go down to the bay and go fishing. — Robert Drake THE HISTORY QY EJLHGS O ne of my hobbies is the study of flags and their meanings. I think this hobby is extremely interesting and educational because it makes you understand the different flags, where they came from, and in what wars they were used. There is also something else which is very interesting, and that is that each flag ' s color and shape tells of heroic events that happened centuries ago. It is very beautiful to see the red, white and blue flag on the top of a flag pole waving in the breeze, with the sky for a blue back ' ground and white clouds floating slowly past as if saluting the flag. A few years a go when i was attending a festival with my parents and some othei friends, the queen of the festival set off a skyrocket somewhere near noon containing a Portuguese and a United States flag. It sailed high into the air tied to a little parachute which was released and slowly floated along with the wind. At once, Henry, a friend of mine, and I started to run after the flags We would run a block and then stop to see whether we were running in the ri lit direction. After climbing barbwire fences and running through private property, Henry beat me and got the Portuguese flag, while some other boys tried to get the United States flag. On the way back a man wanted to give Henry twenty-five cents, but after arguing a while Henry sold the flag for thirty cents. — David Silva MX ESTHER’S HOBBT Y es, here indeed was something ‘ ' else’ ' for my father to build. A friend had thrust before him a magazine containing an article telling how to build a reflecting tele ' scope with an eight ' inch mirror at an expense of ten dollars. My father set to work and in a year of purely spare ' time labor had comp eteda ten-and-a-half inch telescope at an expense of twenty-five dollars. The tubing was made of chimney pipe and the polar declination shafts were made of two rear axles of a Ford automobile. He then built a two- story observatory with a revolving dome which has sliding shutters. The observatory was completed in another nine months of spare ' time work. That magazine had opened a door leading to an unlimited field of work. In another one-fourth of a year he had completed a clock-work to move the telescope This movement counteracted the rotation of the earth so that stars under observation would not pass out of the field of vision ; i.e., the telescope moved, though very slightly, along with the heavenly bodies. During a period of another three months, my father ground another better mir- ror for it and polished it. This instrument was satisfactory for my father for about two years. Then, still using the first, he began another! It was twenty-two inches in diameter and eight feet long This tube was made of framework, not sheet metel. One-and-a- half-inch strips of cold-rolled steel interlaced to form a basket-like tube. The lower two feet of the tube are net of framework, however. This part was enclosed in heavy sheet metal not bent to roundness, but in separate plates set together in an octagon shape. In the bottom of this octagon is the mirror cell wherein rests the twenty-two inch mirror. The cell is the pan of an old Dodge disk-wheel The mirror comprises two port-hole glasses between which are cemented mne-to-twelve inch glass tubes which aid circular tion of air and regulation of heat and cold, thus preventing expansion and contraction. This mirror has been patented by the United States Patent Office, as was the grinding tool on which it was made. He is now working on a new mirror to replace the above m’ntioned. It is made of a special low-expansion glass. This mirror, however, will not be made with glass tubes. The entire telescope swings through an iron fork on the upper end of the polar shaft, w hich rests on an iron construction. The iron construction is carried by a three-ton con- crete base. This telescope is driven by an electric motor which provides two speeds; one for use while observing the moon (which, by the way, is not made of green cheese and has no inhabitants) and another for observing the stars. This instrument is considered the largest as well as the mechanically-best home-made amateur telescope in the world. — Gertrude Tauchmann BUILDING MIN-4TURL SPEEDBOATS I like carving miniature speedboats and making them goby themselves with rubber- band power. I chose this hobby because I can benefit from it bv getting the practice of doing fine carving and i Iso selling some of my good boats. Making the boats is fun ,1 also seeing them going around the fish pond. Some of the speedboats I have built are the “Miss America”, an outboard motor-boat, and other speedboats I see in Lake Merritt. On some of my boats I put a small rubber in order to make them turn in circles. On many of the speedboats I carve out the wood which is no good or makes the boats heavier. The funniest thing that happens almost every time I launch a boat is that it al- ways turns around while it is going. Now, I have found a trick so that it won’t turn over and over. Whenever it turns I tie two paper-clips on each side at the end of the boat. This serves two purposes. One is that it keeps the boat from capsizing. The sec- ond is that it holds the aft of the boat down, giving the boat more speed. If it is too high it doesn’t help much. Whenever I start making these boats I usually get clean wood that is easy to carve, two pins wiih the heads cut off, two small beads or buttons, and a three-blade propellor. In building the boats, I shave the form of the boat and then make it better My last carving of a boat was a speedboat similar to the “Miss America. I have experi- mented on one of my boats and carved it like a Spanish galleon. I think it is a worth- while hobby to build miniature speedboats because I can profit from it when I can carve them more exactly. — Alfred Soo FISHING AS A SPORT ir ven George Washington would have stretched the truth if fishing was as pop ' J ular in his day as it is in ours. Nowadays, especially on Sunday one can see big, 4 little, old, and young people going after the “stripers” that inhabit the San Francisco Bay. The fishermen who catch nothing after a whole day’s fishing can always fall bac to the old saying “you should have seen the big one that got away.” Men won’t take their wives fishing, because they say “women are poor fishermen” but most of the time it is the women that catch the most fish. A fisherman is the worst person imaginable; he wants you to get up before the sun rises because fish sometimes bite at the crack of dawn. If the fish don’t bite you will have to stay all day because they tell you that there will be a bite any minute now. When at last the sun sets they always say, “It was cloudy or the wind was too strong.” In relating the fishing when the season is over, the fish that was caught which was fiT teen pounds, will grow steadily to about thirty pounds. M y advice to people that haven’t as yet gone fishing, is to stay a way from it, and on Sunday night you won ' t have sunburn, fish to clean, and best of all you won’t have to stretch the truth about the fish you did or didn’t catch. — Selma Blakemore “ T E A H ” y-EAH !” is an animated version of yes. It sounds like a tire that went suddenly || flat with a weak “poo”, or the razzberry from a theater audience. What really || makes a good imitation of it. is someone trying to say a tongue ' twister with a mouthful of mush. “Yeah!” That uord! Thai horrible unpalatable word will haunt you until the day you ' die. Everywhere you go from the gutter to the highest position of society you’ll hear it Why, you can’t even ask a man a civil question without getting it for an answer! I ' ve known people, even teachers, to foam at the mouth at the echo of that ghastly word- When they wrote that song, “I Can’t Escape from You,” it was meant for " Yeah 1 ” It taunts you like being tickled on the bottom of your feet with a feather. This overworked part of speech belongs in the catalogue of words such as “uh- huh” and “um-umm” and many other famous groans, which mean something, other than a lazy groan for an answer. — Frazier Scott. SCIENCE OF OBSERVATION M y hobby is a very queer one. It is the Science of Observation. In the line of insects, the butterflies are the most interesting to study. I observed them for months during vacacion. Some people think that moths and butterflies are alike, but if you study them closely, there are simple differences which will assist anyone in distinguishing them. Butterflies are usually bright-colored and have slender bodies, while the moths are in general dusky and thick-bodied. The butterflies love the sunshine, and will be seen flying about only in the daytime. I have never seen them on a cloudy day. If you notice, moths are abroad in the twilight. The most noticeable distinc- tion that I have observed is that when a butterfly alights it holds its wings erect,while a moth spreads its wings out flat. These things are learned without destroying the insect. That is the tun of observation. Plant life is another thing that I have observed. For a seed to germinate there are three conditions required : moisture, heat and air. The germination consists of three steps: emergence from the seed coat, penetration of the soil, and obtaning of first nourishment In our biology class we planted a bean and watched it grow. First the seed emerged from the seed coat. The hypocotyl or stem appeared next. The plant pulled itself out of the ground. When it emerged the stem had two cotyledons that looked like leaves. Here the food was stored. When the plant had used all the food in the cotyledons, it dis- carded them. A close study of plants will show that they breathe, not so actively as ani- mals, but still they do breathe in the same way and for the same purpose, namely, to liberate energy for life. Observation brings a person closer to nature, and shows how nature has made her life like ours in many ways. — Elmer Silva FRJEN3DS IN BOOKS M y hobby is to read books. I cannot resist the friendliness of a good book. At any time or place, I am entranced by the contents of its pages. One may always find me curled up in some corner far away from this work-a-day world. 1 am making a collection of interesting volumes and hope some day to have a large library. It will not be for show only, but I shall read each and every book that goes upon its shelves. There is nothing so comforting as an hour spent with true friends, and indeed worthy literature is the place to find them. — Lawrence Silva MQ3DEL AERONAUTICS he building and flying of model airplanes is my hobby, and truly it is the most fascinating of all my activities. The pleasure and satisfaction of having built with . your own hands a miniature flying craft is exceeded only by the thrill and jov of seeing your work actually leave the ground and fly without your aid, duplicating the gracefulness of its full-sited relative. The building and flying of models is more than a hobby or sport. It teaches in simple steps the fundamental principles of airplane flying and design. Model building also keeps one occupied, developing skill, ingenuity, yet pro- viding many pleasant hours of interesting work and fun I do not think there could be a better method of obtaining a proper foundation tor a future in aviation than to build and observe the flights of model airplanes which have the same aerodynamics as the full- size aircraft. I think, therefore, that more than any other industry aviation depends on the youth of today. To you who have lost interest because you thought model airplanes to be uninteresting and dull, let me encourage you and try to make you more enthusiastic. There are many, many types of model airplanes in all fields and best of alfi each one is interesting. Only to the inexperienced and puzzled beginner does the model seem diffi- cult, but soon with interests high, the beginners will love it. Like all other activit ' es, model airplanes have improved greatly. The latest de- velopment is the country-sweeping use of miniature gasoline engines to power the models. Then there is still the popular rubber-band powered model. Although the gas- oline-powered models have the endurance records of flights over five hours, the rubber- powered modelsare net very far behind, for flights over one hour are very common now. The main disadvantage is that the models fly out of sight into the clouds quickly; thus the timing by the judges is automatically stopped at that point. There have been ad- vances in indoor flying also, (indoor flying means that the models are built as light as it is possible, and flying is done indoors, such as in an auditorium or gymnasium). T he latest improvement is the use of microfilm, a film like material used in covering the framework oi the model, where in other cases tissue paper or silk is used. In appearance it looks like cellophane but it is many thousandths of an inch thinner and Lghte: In some cases it is so light that the heat of the human body standing below the model would make it rise. The hand-launched glider is also popular Flights of over half an hour have been made before they go out of sight in the skies. I have briefly told what some types oi the most popular kinds are. There are many more, but there is not room to tell of them. If you are enterprising make some of the other kinds. — Shinji Tsuchida A BOY ' S INTEREST M ost little boys instinctively turn to playing with different kinds of machines for a pleasant pastime. My brother, Scotty, was no exception. At the early age of three he was showing a great deal of interest in automobiles, airplanes or anything with wheels and a motor. My mother was far-sighted enough to realize that making a hobby of this trait might lead the way to something greater. Therefore when she went to the city she bought some kind of a little car for him. As the years passed, one could see that his hobby was developing in him. Of course, most boys don ' t need anything to encourage them in fixing machines, but even so. a hobby of this sort does not hinder, He kept building up his collection until he had a model to show for nearly every year of his life. He had everything from an old, broken down “Model T " Ford to a modern coupe. The storekeepers often asked him for his collection to use in their dis- play windows when the occasion demanded. His life work is mechanics and the buying and selling of automobiles He is about the best mechanic in town and can diagnose a case of rattl es or knocks the quickest of any one present. Scotty is now twenty three years old but he still buys little cars when he sees one of the latest models in a dime store. — Loma Brant AM ODD HOBBY BOUT SEVEN or eight years ago my cousin and I had a hobby, which was collec ' ting spider of all colors and sizes. In a lot behind our shed there were many straw- . berry and blackberry vines which were the home of millions of spiders. They lived in the curled-up leaves, which looked like tiny cases. Every time that my cousin would come over, we would climb over the fence and into the lot to hunt for spiders. We first looked for the curled-up leaves. When we found them we would look for signs of life, such as a spiderweb attaching one leaf to another, or the moving of a curled leaf as a spider leg or two would come poking out from underneath. After this discovery was made, we proceeded. In one hand we each held a stick with which to pry the spider out of its abode. In the other hand we each held a jar in which to put the spider after we pried is out. Each spider had its own bottle We kept the bottles in a huge box, open at the top which had a sign on it called “The Spidery.” It wasn ' t long until my cousin and I had collected hundreds of spiders. We of course had to feed them and clean their home each day We captured flies, little spiders, and many pestering insects. We put curled-up berry leaves, dirt, and sometimes berries into their jars. We had many scares from these spiders. Sometimes my younger cousin would come to look at the spiders, and if he were left alone with them, he would take off the lids of the bottles. When my cous n and 1 came to see the spiders they would be crawling around. It was worse trying to get them all back into their bottles than it was to capture them from the vines. We would sometimes have contests by putting many spiders together. They would fight to the finish, and to the conqueror we always awarded an extra fly. When I think of how I used to collect spiders as my hobby, it gives me chills, because now I certainly dread them. — Margie Gottfriedsen AM INTERESTING PERSON ntonia Brico, an orchestra leader, started a musical career to cure hers? If of biting her fingernails. To make her nerves calm, she began to play the piano at the age of twelve. After studying the piano for awhile she decided to be a conductor. As she studied every day, she learned more and more. Today she leads a ninety-two piece all-feminine symphony orchestra in Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall. At the University of California, professors told her to think less of her ambition. In directing women musicians for a radio audition a year ago, she received her greatest idea. She thought, if I can play so well, why not ninety women? She picked out the out- standing professional women musicians in America. Two months later their debut caused the worst traffic jam of the year in New York. Before a concert Miss Brico drinks a quart of orange juice to fortify herself. She has a pal, “Mickey ”, a canary that rides on her wrist while she plays the piano. — Marie Corso SWIMMING S wimming, as any swimming instructor will repeat in your ear until you tindeffec- tive means of stopping him, is healthful. Physicians and surgeons are constantly prescribing swimming as an aid to convalescence after various diseases. Swinv ming gives more of your muscles a workout, without straining any one of them, than does any other form of exercise. It is a good thing to know for the sake of safety, too. Picture yourself falling off a ferry-boat, bridge, pier, dock, or wharf — not knowing how to swim. Makes you shudder even to think of it! Swimming, does not only lead to the gain of good health, but also improves and strengthens the entire system, and develops the body. There is no better normalizer than swimming. Speed swimming is not recommended for exercise and physical culture, If it is done at a moderate pace, it yields the best results Why swim? It is simply that swimming is a great deal of fun, and provides a pastime with variety, turning work into recreation, A few years ago, up at Clear Lake Park, I had a most amusing experience. I had a good idea of how to swim, but couldn ' t get up enough courage to go out in deep water. I was on a wharf one day, when I felt a terriffic push. My sister had shoved me into six feet of water. I tried swimming and to my surprise I actually kept afloat! That ' s how I learned to swim and I think it is a very good method for a person who wishes to learn. It would be a good idea to know if the person knows how to swim before giving him a shove. — Esther Gustafson NIR MINDBD Z oom! Look out for a crash! A sickening noise is heard. You most likely have guessed what it is by now, It is a model airplane on a test flight. The builder picks up the pieces and brings them home for repair. This has happened to me many times but I am still building planes. It must sound discouraging but it is part of the game. I staited to build models about four years ago, and I am more interested now than ever. It is a lot of fun making models, but it takes a lot of time and patience. I have just begun to go into it in a big way, I belong to the “International Gas Model Airplane Association”. This club was formed by “Model Airplane News”, a magazine known to most all model builders. This association is for builders who build models that are powered with small gasoline motors.- -Alfred Johnson P o THE GREAT DOLL Jn her little wooden box, Arrayed in all her splendor, Lies a little doll. So graceful and so slender. Dressed as of long ago, Powdered wig and all, Ready to dance the minuet At the fashion ' ball. Lying there so peacefully. She watched the years go by. Even though she’s so very small, She’s wiser than you and I. She’s seen the early time, Even through peace and stress. Now, she’s the wonder of everyone, Who looks at her dainty dress — Miyuki Iwahashi — THE SAILOR’S STORIES “Just let me wet me lips, me lad. And I’ll tell you of the sea.” That’s what Joe, the sailor, Would often say to me. He told of whaling crafts That sailed the northern sea; He told of a pirate bold, A fellow, grizzled, old, Who buried stolen treasure In old deserted caves — Where crashed the thundering waves. — John Posepanko MY DREAM OF THE OCEAN I love to watch the ships come in, And dream of the places they have been, And wonder if some time I may sail Through gentle mists and ocean gale; To some far off land where I may see The sights that are waiting there for me. Ted Lewis. MY KITTEN I have a little kitten, Her fur is soft as silk. When she takes my mitten, She doesn’t get her milk. She loves to play with grandma’s yarn, And scatter it about, But quickly scampers to the barn, When grandma finds it out. She runs and plays with Rover, As happy as can be. If neighbor ' s Tige comes over. She climbs into a tree — Marjorie Durum THE BAY BRIDGE Through rain and fog, a briUant sight. Tall and staunch, with its yellow lights. This large suspension crosses the bay. With huge, long cables and sides of gray. On it stretches for many a mile. To Yerba Buena, a little isle, Onward to the city great, It takes its cargo of men and freight. — Josephine Titone MY MOTHER When l am lonesome, so lonesome, and Hue, And need a triend, 1 go to you. You give me courage to start anew; The tasks 1 thought I couldn’t do. When 1 am far away from home, And have to roam and roam alone, 1 think of all the things 1 owe to you. And wonder if you ' re thinking of me too. Mother dear. I’ll promise you. I ' ll try my best in all 1 do Yes, I am happy with a thought so tine. I ' ll love you, and you ' ll love me always, Mother mine. — Agnes Fornaro WHISPERING BREEZE 1 can hear the wind, through the whispering trees. I can smell the flowers, w T et with the dew. As I walk alone, with the whispering breeze, 1 can hear it saying, “There should be two.” — Palmira Iacobitti VALENTINE’S DAY What shall I give for a valentine? Buds don’t grow when the sun doesn’t shine Flowers are nice, but are far away. Old Mr. Winter is king today. I’ll look for some flowers to give to you. Maybe not many, but just a few, All tied up in blue ribbons gay, They’ll be there on Valentine’s day. I wanted to give you something sweet. Something that w r as nice and neat 1 thought of lots of things divine, But I’ll give you this, my Valentine. — Lucille Rose MY APPLE TREE I have a little apple tree. As pretty, as pretty as it can be. The fruit is red; the leaves are green. It’s the prettiest tree you’ve ever seen My daddy, put up a swing for me On the bough of my little tree All day long I swing to and fro. Where the red, red apples grow and grow. — Juanita Thomas MY PET A cat have I with jet black fur, 1 really think the world of her. The other day came kittens three, And they are black, as black can be. Two with tails and one without, All this you will probably doubt, But it is true as true can be, For she is a Manx from the Irish Sea. — Juanita Thomas TEN TO NOTHING SCORE The girls ot the Low Eight Threes, To all their classmates swore; That they would win the game With a ten to nothing score ! The game was just beginning Our team was way ahead, But their team was confident We ' ll win the game, they said. Three minutes left to play. The score was ten to none, The captains blew the whistles, The game was ours, we’d won! — Constance Steel: A FOOTBALL GAME The score was six to two The fans were cheering loud. All of a sudden a Burbank player. Hit the ball across the yard ! The Burbank team had given up hope, And were sure that that they would lose, But they went on fighting just the same While the other team began to doze The Burbank team got in and played As they hadn ' t played before, The Burbank boys won the game With a terrific score. This good team won many a game, As you did readily see, But they never had the “big ' head” Over their victories. — Marjorie Beggs COLORADO, MY HOME STATE I love old Colorado, With its mountains high and green. Of its valleys and its dales. Oh ! how I love to dream. I see the rushing rivers, And hear the meadow larks. And see the snowcapped mountains In its national parks. It’s noted tor its sugar beets Its oil fields, and its weather; It’s noted for its railroads. And things made of rawhide leather From Maine to California, I like to travel and roam, But best of all to me. Is Colorado, my home, sweet home - — Cecil Young MY HOME THE HILLS I ' ll build my home on the prairie wide. Out where my heart is free. Way down yonder where i ' ll reside. That ' s the place forme. I ' ll build my home on the prairie wide, L’nder the sky so blue. With flowers growing at my side. Ell always think of you. • William Stevens — MY bABY SISTER I havea baby sifter That gurgles a ' l day on ,T ; She lies in the s in al ' day And never does anything wrong. She plays with her rattle And toy elenhant, too; She ' s alwavs so happy. She never feels blue. She’s learning to walk now. And does she have fun 1 She’s Mama ' s little pest. And Papa’s wonderful son ►T. IN SEPTEMBER As I look through my window. I see a far-off town It brings back pleasant memories; As the leaves come drifting down. It brings back pleasant memories, Of days of long-ago. It makes my mind with rapture thrill; And sets my heart a glow. Far away to the west, I see The welcome lights of a town. I think of the days of long-ago As the leaves come drifting down. — Tom Streib From my study windows. I love to sit and gaze. At the hills and meadows Sloping far off into the haze. When I gaze at them in spring. And think how beautiful they are. With the blooming of the flowers. I ' d like to run up there. But the distance seems too far. When the hills are parched and dry, And the trees and flowers, all, From lack of water die; I think of winter’s call. All the birds fly southward, There to stay until the spring. They come back to build their nest And they happily sing. — David Everhart ABRAHAM LINCOLN Who was the lad so honest and true, Whose earlv life inspires you? Abraham Lincoln. Who was the man so brave and strong, Who tried so hard to right each wrong? Abraham Lincoln. — Doris Johnson — MY DESIRE When I grow up. I want to be, Full of pep, And full of glee. I want to fly. I want to run. I want to sing, And have some fun For to be. So old and gray, Is to me. A drearv day. — Eunice Moschetti Foreman (pompously) : “Do you know that 1 began life as a barefoot boy?” Fireman: “Well, 1 wasn’t born with shoes on either.” He: “Girlie did you ever travel with a trailer?” She: “Yes, 1 have a kid sister.” - First Cockroach (on cracker box): “What’s your hurry?” Second Cockroach: “Don ' t you see this sign, ‘Tear along this line ' .” Girl: “Weren ' t you thrilled when the taxi driver drove around the corner on two wheels?” Sandy: “You bet. The meter stopped ticking ” — Attendance Officer: “Say, what dees this mean? Someone just called up and said you couldn ' t come to school because you were sick.” Truant Pupil: “The joke’s on him. He wasn’t supposed to call up until tomor ' row!” • — She: “Just think, a fellow gave me a penny for my thoughts today!” He: “Huh, that ' s just like you. Always getting something for nothing.” Jolly One: “Why so gloomy, old chap?” Gloomy One: “Just heard my uncle has cut me out of his will. He’s altered it five times in the last two years.” Jolly One: “Ha! Evidently a fresh heir fiend, what?” Bovine: “That new farm hand is terribly dumb.” Equine: “How’s that?” Bovine: “He found some milk bottles in the grass and insisted he had found a cow ' s nest.” Insurance Man: “You want your office furniture insured against theft?” Manager: “Yes, all except the clock. Everybody watches that.” Aunt Laura: “Well, Fred, were you very brave at the dentist’s?” Fred: “Yes, auntie, J was.” Aunt Lura : “Then here’s that fifty cents 1 promised you. Now tell me, what did he doY Fred :“ He pulled out two of Auntie’s teeth.” Waiter: “Yes sir, omelets have gone up on account of the war.” Diner: “Great scott, are they throwing eggs at each other? " if — Johnny: “I bet you a dollar that 1 found a word misspelled in the dictionary.” Jim: “All right show it to me.” Johnny: “There it is “misspelled.” — Tommy: “It is really lucky to have a black cat follow you?” Mr. Smith: “Well, it all depends whether you are a man or a mouse.” ►! — She : “Just think, a fellow gave me a penny for my thoughts today !” He: “Huh. That’s just like y ou. Always getting something for nothing ” - Lady: “I thought you said this was a good car” Salesman; “On the level, it is madam.” A man was sitting in the concert hall when a little boy in front of him looked at his watch. “Does it tell the time?” the man asked. “No,” answered the boy. “You have to look at it.” - ►I ' Dentist. “Have you seen any small boys ring my doorbell and run.” Cop: “They weren’t small boys, they were grown-ups.” Proud Mama; “I wish to find my son, the Honorable Fitzmaurice Fercival Clar- ence Rudolph Yande Houf.” School boy: “I ' ll have him here in a minute. Hey, Smith, get Pie-Face to hurry over here at once.” Willie: “Pa, what comes after a million?” Pa: “A fortune hunter, my son.” — — Cal : “How big is your h ome-town, Al?” Al: “It’s as big as New York, but it isn ' t built up yet.” Sailor: “Honey, I ' ve brought something for the one I love best. Guess what?” Honey: “A box of cigars.” Sailor: “Don ' t bother me. I ' m writing to my. girl.” Marine: “Why are you writing so slow?” Sailor: “She can’t read very fast.” — — Sandy: “We celebrated our twentieth anniversary yesterday.” Angus: “Did you give your wife a present?” Sandy : “Sure I did ! I took her for a wee game o’ golf, and gave her three strokes.” — . Sunday School Teacher: “Now, children what is the last thing you do before you go to bed?” Bright Girl: “Put the latch-key under the door -mat for mother.” Massey: “That gal 1 datedtast night sure had affectionate eyes.” Hardy: “What do you mean affectionate eyes?’ Massey: “I reckon they’re affectionate — they looked at each other all the time I was with her.” Wrestler’s Manager: “I ' m surprised that you let that sap beat you! Why he hasn’t the intelligence of a billy goat 1 ” Wrestler: “The heck he hasn’t! He butted me out of the ring ” Teacher: “Lot was warned to take his wife and daughter and flee out of the city. Lot and his wife and daughter got safely away.” Willie: “What happened to the flea, sir 7 ” ylXJTGGIGIPHS m Gy V v v ' V]a v ) UTOGIR PHS s AS r A (
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