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Page 6 text:
JUNE 17, 1953 , THE MAST PAGE 5
Ninth grade students have chosen various qualities which
they think are represented in an ideal teacher. Here are their
Miss White Personality Mr. Perry
Mrs. Ferry Sense of Humor Mr. Vogler
Miss Engel Understanding A, D. Davis
Mrs. Blair Fairness Mr. Dolphin
Mrs. Holland Disposition Mr. Young
Miss Lane Patience Mr. Lei-
Mrs. Bourke Appearance Mr, lflxfm-
Miss Davis Ability to Teach M r. Storm
Mrs. Stanley Vitality Mr. Trask
Miss Riegel Voice Alr. Stansifer
Miss Smiley Smile Mr. Lewis
Mrs. Van Buren lndividuality Mr. Hand
Mrs. Hage Friendliness Mr. Gardiner
Miss Georgia Discipline Mr. Tooze
WILL DUPEY PASS?
The clock ticks ominously. A
figure paces the floor anxiously
waiting. The ash trays are filled
with used bubble gum and wrap-
pers are strewn on the floor. The
clock approaches zero hour! The
sound of chattering' teeth fills
the room, Then with a deafening
crack Dopey Dan Dana's knees
Yes, for the 11th time Dopey
has reached 9th grade gradua-
tion and just as for the past 10
times, he's 'ta little concerned ,
But now the 9th graders enter
the assembly all the girls wear-
ing fresh spring dresses, all the
boys wearing white shirts and
dark pants. EEYOW! Did we say
ALL the boys. Dopey, wearing a
well padded chartreuse and
orange coat with pants to match
and a bright red tie, strolls into
the auditorium. Fm just trying'
to be modern, says Dan, The
salesman told me I'd look radio-
active in it.
The students are seated and the
promotional exercises begin.
While the speeches are being'
spoken, Dan sits back nonchalant-
ly chewing his finger nails but
as the trophies are given out Dan
starts fretting nervous. He be-
eins twitching-from seat to seat.
The tension really starts mount-
ing when the Honor Awards are
Peagreens On Parade
The future seventh grade was
entertained here Friday. There
were about 750 sixth graders re-
presenting 1O schools.
The program began in the audi-
torium where the beginning, in'
termediate, and advanced bands
entertained the guests. Then the
audience was addressed by Mr.
Swenson and other members of
the faculty. Later they went out
to the field to play games Where
they were surprised hy the
ninth graders that volunteered
to help. To finish the days acti-
vities, the sixth graders were tak-
en on a tour of the school and
given ice cream in the cafeteria.
After Dan has been strapped
down, the diplomas of graduation
are given out in alphabetical or-
der, First the A's. Dan has set-
tled down to foaming at the
The B'sg Dopey is making fun-
ny noises and getting a little fid-
The C'sg Dan is egetting violent,
They have to hold him down.
Finally Mr. Swenson starts
reading the D's. Will he cull Dan's
name? LVill Dan finally graduate?
lt's now or never! Everybody is
on the edge of their seats! The
assembly became chillingly quiet.
The suspense is unbearable
VVe wish we could tell you what
happened but we've no more
room so be sure to road next
year's Mast to find out if Dopey
Dan Dana passed.
AND TESTAMEN T
Susie Hutler: I leave with
much regret thai Ivanhoe YU
Mary Stivers: Mr. Hand's
'love' for me to Mary Ann Bates.
Pete Colt: My opinioh of
the Republican Party to Miss
Jane Fitzpatrick: lst chair
cello to Judy Bown.
Bill Carey: I will Math 300'
-100 back to Mr. Taylor,
Jeanette Homan: Mr. D's .lul-
ius Ceaser to Clara Addy.
Gary Miller: Miss Georgia's
World Geography class' to Lloyd
.Iohn Young's: My build to
Gina Mack: I will my clumsi-
ness to Sharon Brewer.
Linda Cowie: My 'clean' lock-
er 110251 to my sister Bonnie.
Bill Lockett: Miss Davis, my
Latin book, and the ancient Ro-
mans to Dick Flobergi'
Jerry Barrett: My 18 tsub'
ject to changej case cards to
some eighth grader.
Pat Medina: My ability in
Spanish to Pat Bailey.
Erlythe Wilson: My broken
piece ot' rosin to Michael Pryor.
Ann Ogden: My seat in Mrs.
Riley's Homemaking class to Jer-
Alan Chapman: My debates in
Journalism to my sister Jane.
Betty Gillenwater: My love-
ly seat in Mr. Storm's class to
Carolyn Zaruba: My picture
of Tony Curtis to Sue Summers.
Toni Snyder: I leave Dana at
Carolyn Jennings: 'tMy type-
writer eraser to Mrs, Blair.
Mary Belle Gillenwater: Mr
position as President to anyone
lucky enough to be elected,
Caroline Weddle: My math
hook to some unfortunate eighth
Judy Novak: I leave my seat
in Journalism to anyone crazy
enough to want it.
Pauline Hicks: The contents
of my locker to my sister Dar-
Priscilla Akin: My gum to
The Color Guards: The bug-
lers to next yG!1l S Color Guards.
Page 5 text:
IUNE 17, 1953
Brains? .He's loaded with
them! That is what the majority
of the ninth graders say about
Jack Schroeder this month's per'
Jack was born on June 24,
1938 in Denver, Colorado, where
he lived for 135 years before
moving to .Pampa, Texas where
he lived until coming to San
Diego in April of last year, De-
spite his travel he thinks San
Diego is tops. Hamburgers rate
top on his food list and he likes
music, especially when its played
by Stan Kenton. He is an active
members of the school's Y Op-
Upon graduating from high
school, he would like to attend
either Michigan University or
Massachusett Institute of Tech-
nology where he would major in
chemistry or science in his oc-
cupational preference as a Chem-
What makes an outstanding
personality? Is. it friendliness,
cheerfulness, a good sense of
humor, or an attractive appear-
ance? These things together make
a good personality, and Barbara
Hall has all of the latter qualities.
Barbara was born in Peek-
skill, New York on June 10, 1938.
She has traveled across the coun-
try three times with her family,
and after the war lived on Guam.
She returned to New York in
1949 and then came to California
Barbaras' scholastic ability has
proved outstanding. She has re'
ceived straight .-Vs on every
semester report card,
Among- her favorite commed-
inns are Dean Martin and Jerry
l.ewis. She enjoys all sports, es-
pecially basketball and swimming.
At the present she has no plans
for the future except to attend
Congratulations to Mrs. Dor-
othy Riley on her engagement to
Mr, James B. Thelen. The couple
plan to he married on June 25.
Mrs. Riley will gain a 10 year old
daughter. She also has two other
children. They plan to take two
trips this summer. One a short
honeymoon up the coast and then
they plan to take a trip with their
CURTAIN GOING UP
A Date for Bobby Sox, a
comedy in one act, was the source
of much amusement when it was
given for the assemblies of June
4 and 5. The play was the final
one of several given this year,
for assemblies, by the ninth grade
drama class under the direction
of Mr. Hand.
Before all presentations of
Bobby Sox Jackie Dolphin an-
nounced the play and cast of
characters. Separate casts gave
the performances for the three
assemblies, The title role Bobby
Sox, was played by Carolyn Zar'
uba, Sally Edholm, and Mary
Stivers. Bob Sakellarion played
Harold for all productions, with
Betty Dawson, Virginia Hewitt,
and Linda Zuckerman portraying
the part: of Marie. Mrs, Hanna
was acted by Mary Ann Jaure-
gui, Jerri Ryan, and Charlene Jef-
fers, with Bob Strickland and
Douglas Barber acting the part
of Mr. Hanna.
Mr. Trask's stage crew were
responsible for the set of this
thoroughly enjoyable play.
By Edythe Willou
Maroon slacks with a gold strip
down, the side, saddle oxfords, a
mrroon jacket and a tall hat of
the same color: this is the uni-
form many of the Dana girls will
be wearing next fall, These are
the girls who passed the tryouts
for the Point Loma Drill Team.
The team has an active part in
the school's activities. The main
event is the football carnival,
which brings to mind the boys
who tried out for the team. They
have not been informed of the
results vet. If there are not too
many players that are better than
some of the boys from Dana, they
will make Varsity. But if there
are nf, vacancies, the next step
down is the Sophomore team or
Junior Varsity. The prospects for
the team have been practicing
faithfully on Monday, Wednes-
day and Thursdays, since tryouts,
Both the football and the Drill
teams will practice late this sum-
mer in order to have a good per-
formance for the Football Car-
Mrs. Riley will continue teach-
ing here next fall.
Hli'5 UUR MAN
Although his name is well
known not many people know
much about our personality, Mr.
He was born in St. Paul and
started, school in Minnesota. He
finished high school in Illinois.
Aftef graduating from Knox Col-
lege in Galesburg, Illinois, he
joined the U, S. Army in World
After the war he taught in
Iowa then came to San Diego in
1920 where he was a teacher at
San Diego High School.
ln 1921 he married his college
When Point Loma High School
was opened in 1925, he went
there as vice-principal. In 1927 he
went to San Diego High School
as vice-principal, then to Wood-
row Wilson as principal, and back
to 'Point Loma as principal, He
came to Dana as principal in 1941
when it was built and he has
watched it grow from about 400
to almost 1600 pupils.
Mr. Swenson likes all kinds of
foods, particularly fattening ones.
He used to be thin and had wavy
He had four children and five
grandchildren, His hobbies are
fishing and gardening.
Congratulations, all you guys
and gals that won Student Body
The officv-:rs are: President,
Michael lverthmang Comm. Pub'
lications, Richard Hallg Comm.
Finance, Lynne Phillips Comm.
Activities, Barbara Val-
Comm. Boy's Activities,
Kelly: Comm. Cultural Af-
Shelly Ann Morris, and
Safeties, Lalo Gonzales.
those of you who ran but
get elected, you've really
:accomplished something by show-
ing good sportsmanship during
the campangn. It has helped yon
make new friends and become
well-known throughout the whole
For those of you who made the
grade, we know that you will car.
ry out the duties of your elected
office to the best of your ability,
A great interest was shown this
year by so many students 'turning
out to vote.
Our thanks to the election com'
mittee who worked hard to make
the election a success.
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IUNE 17, 1953
IDEAL NIN'I'I-I GRADER
Linda Jessop Personality Doug Stephenson
Sandy Jackson Popularity Bill Harvey
Carol Cameron Voice Ed Nietliold
Sally Piersol Hair 'Dick Tartc
Pat Medina Eyes Billy Meyer
Mary Elardi Smile Paul David
Barbara Hull Brains .Tack Schroeder
Priscilla Akin Humor Steve Aldridge
Susie Small Appearance George Brown
Mary Lesko Athlete Ronnie Moller
Build John Youngs
Joan Canon Figure
Softball Winners All
The faculty played the Opti-
mists of Dana in two of the most
exciting games of the year. The
dashing faculty team defeated
the pro's in the first game and
-were defeated in the second.
The faculty players were as fol-
lows: Rambling Romero, catcherg
Gone Gardner, pitcher and third
base, Deadbeat Davis, left field
and first base! Devil DeVore,
first base, Daring Dolphin, second
base, Jumping Jones, shortstopg
Hustling Hutchinson, third base
and pitcher, Traveling Trask, left
fieldg Exciting Exter, center
field, Topper Taylor, right field,
:ind last but not least Swinging
Swenson, who batted for Davis.
The Optimists consisted of Chad-
well, catcher: Smidt, pitcherg and
third base, Gonzalesg first base,
McCurdyg second base, Welch,
shortstop, Allin, Third base and
pitcher, Beyrerg left field, Gra'
log center field, Schroeder, right
field. They were slug' and fight
hall games with plenty of blows
thrown. but both came dut vie'
Mary Lou Engle
On to Point Loma went the Fresh-
They slavcd all year in order to
The last Dana Loi: which we
ls the best ever we do believe.
The Dana teachers, and staff, still
The seventh and eighth graders,
are left to Reig-n .
If A I H W E L L
Goodbye, Ninth graders! It
has been fun knowing you. It
has been pleasant to see you grow
from shy seventh graders into
confident ninth graders, Best
wishes to each of you and success
in your high school plans!
Edith Smith, Girls' Dean
I do hope you will look back
on the past three years at Dana
Junior I-Iigrh School as being most
pleasant and successful. I have
enjoyed working with you and
I sincerely wish you the best of
everything for a happy future.
George Parry, Vice-Principal
Today I am very proud of the
showing you, our 9th grade
graduatinir class, have made dur-
ing your three years here at
Dana, You have been a grand
class and l have enjoyed working
with you and having 501119 part
in your progress.
As you leave Dana to take up
your work in high school, I wish
to thank you for the three interf
esting and enjoyable years I have
had as your counselor.
Congratulations to you and the
best of everything' in the future.
A. D. Davis, Counselor
The sixth graders came in from
While we journeyed on to Point
We'll feel like punks among'
But we'll get acquainted as the
This paper couldn't have gone
to press without this article, It's
a secret to the person it's about
and she probably thinks we've
The personality is Pat Medina,
Queen of the Portuguese Fiesta.
As she slowly walked to St. Agnes
Church to be crowned May 24,
everyone in the crowd was en-
tranced by the warm smile that
never left her face.
She wore a white formal of
pleated nylon net. Her long, white
cape of brocaded silk, with high
collar, was fastened around her
neck by a sparkling rhinestoiite
One of her sidemaids was 9th
grader, Mary Jane Dutra and one
of the four Vauda girls was an-
other 9th grader, Mary Elardi.
The fiesta extended into sev-
eral days and nights, but Pat re-
mained her charming, wonderful
self, We're sure you'll agree that
this honor couldn't have gone to
a more deserving person!
TUPS IN SPURT5
Outstanding P. E. students
selected at year's end by the fac-
ulty members of the girls' gym
department are as follows: Miss
Bradshaw: 2nd period Billie Mc-
Laughlin 'ithg 3rd period Loretta
Stremlau 'Ytbg 4th period, Frances
Jones Sth, 5th period Virgina Pat-
ton 9thg 6th period Mary Lou
Miss Sherwood: .lst period Bar-
bara Velasquez Sthg 2nd period
Claudia Dale 7th, 3rd period
Rose Madden 8thg 4th period Gail
Bcase 8th: 5th period Barbara
Mrs. Rader: lst period Jane
Chapman Sthg 4th period Sharon
Kendall Sthg 5th period Anne
Linibach 9thg 6th period Esther
Mrs. Stanley: lst period Jer-
ry Jensen Bthg 2nd period Jac'
qnelyn Bingham 7th, 3rd period
Joyce Littleton 7thg 6th period
Pat Medina 9th,
Congratulations to these fine
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