Ferndale Union High School - Tomahawk Yearbook (Ferndale, CA)
- Class of 1940
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Through The years The bridge has been a gaTeway over which sTudenTs have passed
enriched by Their years of sTudy and fellowship. The school across The creelc has
seen Two generaTions graduaTe. lT has wiTnessed The change from The horse and
buggy To The sTreamlined auTomobile. The main building sTands in The same locaTion
as iT was when iT was liirsT builT in l904. Today The school boasTs of a fine gymnasium
and a well equipped shop building. AT The presenT Time The TaculTy has Twelve
members, showing how Ferndale Union High School has grown since The days when
iT was sTaFfed wiTh only Three insTrucTors in l908. We hope ThaT The coming years
will conTinue To furTher The advancemenT of Ferndale Union High School.
The Tomahawk lor lhe year ol i940 is
dedicaled lo a man who has buill up an
enlire organizalion since he enlered lhis
school as a leacher eighl years ago. ll is
a greal pleasure lo publish lhis book wilh
a lhoughl loward Mr. William B. Crane,
head of lhe musical deparlmenl al Ferndale
Union High School.
When Mr. Crane, beller known as "Bill" among his more inlimale friends, came
lo Ferndale, lhere was only a small group ol sludenls who had any knowledge of music.
There was no band or orcheslra, and lhese sludenls had received whal lillle knowledge
lhey had lhrough privale inslruclion. Mr. Crane slarled giving lessons in bolh lhe
high school and lhe grammar school, and wilhin a shorl period of lime had organized
lwo bands, one in each school, and an orcheslra in high school. Since lhal lime,
lhe bands have sleadily increased in size and skill. The crowning achievemenl in Mr.
Crane's leaching career al lhis school look place in I939, when he look his 45-piece
High School Band lo Treasure Island lor lhe yearly musical conlesl. The band
received superior raling. lhe highesl possible. Besides leaching band and orcheslra,
Mr. Crane also leaches glee and beginners' band.
Aparl from his work in music, Mr. Crane has helped wilh lhe producing of several
plays. He direcled lhe lhree-acl play, "Come Seven." and several olher smaller
plays. Always being dependable, giving a helping hand whenever needed, being
agreeable, palienl, laking an inleresl in school allairs and sludenls, and his keen
sense ol humor are lhe qualilies lhal have made "Bill" Crane a popular man al
Ferndale Union High School.
The Tomahawk s+aFF For l94O was headed by Gerald Beclrer who was ably assisied
by Le+ha Robaris, Assis+an+ Edifor. The seven ofher members of fhe sfaff were
responsible for diFferen+ secfions of 'rhe boolr: Ka+herine Gill, Phofography Ediforg
Lee Briggs, Ari' Ediiorg Alan Peers, Snaps: Ernesl' Boynfon, Boys' Sporfsg Joyce Bruner,
Girls' Sporfsg Anna Meisfer, Organizafion Ediior. Faculfy Advisor, Miss Fifzgerald.
Confribufing weelcly 'lo fhe "En+erprise" was fhe worlc of ihe Senior English Class.
Firs+ Row: Kafherine Gill, Gerald Beclcer, Dan Clausen, Fran Clausen, Miss Fihgerald. N
Second Row: Fran Lanini, Nancy Miller, Lois Anderson, Marge Silva, Evelyn Tedsen, E
0 TOP ROW: Mr. Crane, Music: Mr. Sorem, Principal: Mr. Luslr, Agriculfure: Mr. Jensen, Shop:
Mr. Krauss, Science: Mr. Voorhees, Coach and lnsfrucfor in Mechanical Drawing and Mafhemafics.
0 SECOND ROW: Miss Kane. Social Science and Physical Educafion: Miss Fiflgerald, English and
Hisfory: Mrs. Fay, Home Arfs: Miss Kremer, Home Arfs and English: Miss Duryea, Spanish, French,
and English: Miss While, Bookkeeping, Typing, and Shorfhand.
U TOP ROW: Mr. Sorem, Bill Flowers, Fran Bierre, Jean Robinson, Jean Hindley, Don Clausen
0 SECOND ROW: Russ Escola, Harlan Deflefsen, Gerald Becker, Henry D,gO.-0, Jerry Clausen
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Afier four years, fhe Class of i940 rounded ou+
iis high school career wifh Presidenf Gerald Beclrer
who was assisied by Vice-Presideni' Joseph Lorenzo
and Secreiary-Treasurer Kafherine Gill. Class spon-
sorers were Mr. Sorem, Miss Duryea, and Coach
Voorhees. The Seniors found The year I939-I940 +o
be a busy one for ihem. The firsi social even'I' of
'I'he year was ihe Senior Class picnic which was
held near Carlo'H'a. ln fhe
KATHERWE Gil-L fall of ihe year, 'ihe class
members were ihe guesis of
fhe For+una High School
Seniors who gave a dance in
Wifh ihe coming of ihe
spring semesfer, ihe Senior
Class pariicipaied in iradi-
' 'rional acfiviiies. They were
JOSEPH LORENZO fhe gues'I's of 'ihe Junior
Class ai ihe Senior Banquei
which is an annual even+ ai' Ferndale Union High School. A Senior Ball in
honor of fhe graduaiing class was held in fhe early par+ of May.
Wiih fhe coming of May +wen+y-ihird, +he class oi ioriy-+wo Seniors, wear-
ing ihe gray caps and gowns, received fheir diplomas of graduaiion, ihe goal
foward which ihey had been worlring for ihe lasi four years. The graduafion
exercises were held in ihe evening in fhe high school audiiorium. To ihe
Seniors of i940 we wish good luclr, smooih sailing, and only happy landings.
VERA JEAN HINDLEY
HEN RY Da ORO
' FRONT ROW: Miss Fiizgerald, J. Bruner, Joyce Bruner, P. Miner, B. Beauchamp, E. Tarelli,
A. Deniz, Mr. Jensen. 0 SECOND ROW: L. Robarfs, K. Robarfs, A. Meisler, I. Godinho, G. Nunes,
C. Brazil, M. Wilson, S. Amaro. 0 THIRD ROW: Miss Kremer, J. Peers, A. Anderson, L. Scalvini,
C. Lucchini, A. Haywood, A, Shinn, A. Wilson, J. Ambrosini. 0 FOURTH ROW: W. Flowers,
O, Meisler, E. Early, L. Briggs, D. Conner, E. Tifus, H. Lorenzo. 0 FIFTH ROW: E. Renner.
L. Anderson, J. Dahlquisf, R. Escola, E. Chrisiiansen, J. While, C. Hecker, L. Fruchf.
Junior Class Officers for 'lhe year I939-i940 were: Presideni, Bill Flowers, Vice-
Presideni, Leiha Robarisg Secrefary-Treasurer, Joyce Bruner.
The Class of I94I siariecl lhe year off wi+h +he Junior Prom which was held in
November. The iheme for The dance was "Over The Rainbow." In Ihe Spring, fhe
Junior Class enioyed a picnic. The Junior-Senior Banquet an annual affair given by
'the Junior Class for fhe graduaiing Seniors, marlxed 'lhe close of fhe year's ac+ivi+ies.
0 FRONT ROW: A. Davidson, E. Dean, L. Winihers, C. Silva, A. Pedroifi, J. Robinson, M. Terkelsen
R. Machado, H. Dusina, D. Lee. ' SECOND ROW: Miss Whife, E. Vallencamp, E. Lorenzo, D. Brazil
T. Hecker, B. Hubbard, J. Scalvini, R. Halley, L. Lanini, Z. Gibson. 0 THIRD ROW: A. Hansen
B. Ferreira, D. Meisrer, M. Macklin, E. Canclini, J. Davis, G. BeHiga. C. Goble, Mrs. Fay
0 FOURTH ROW: R. Tarelli, R. Hull, W. Kausen, L. Guglielmina, B. Selby, W. Pedrofii, C. English
R, Winkler, R. Ambrosini, D. Lorenzo. 0 FlFTH ROW: L. Lucchini, F. Luis, F. Parker, M. Jacobsen
H. Frey, L. Toroni, J. Mello. 0 SlXTH ROW: S. Macklin, B. Gill, J. Thomsen, R. Lee, D. Walker
H. Clausen, J. Schleef, Guy Meyers. 0 LAST ROW: Mr. Lusk, C. Richardson, A. Toroni, G. Wilson
H. Tonino, R. Dinsmore, Wilson, D. Canclini, Berf Waring.
Sophomore Class officers for fhe year were: Presidenf, Jean Robinson, Vice-
Presidenf, Ray Ambrosinig Secrefary-Treasurer, Delphine Meisfer.
Class acfivilies for fhe year consisred of 'lhe Freshman Recepfion which fhe Soph-
omores held in honor of 'Phe new Freshmen las+ fall.
0 FRONT ROW: A. DaOro, O. Marfin, E. Fisher, A. AIber+ini, V. Scilacci, K. Jacobsen, M. Fisher.
0 SECOND ROW: A. Pefersen, P. Haywood. B. Deniz, A. Amaro, M. Richmond, C. Davidson,
A. Winkler. 0 THIRD ROW: J. Gomes, R. Chrisien, E. Machado, D. Laghi, M. Friel, L. Fleischer,
L. Terlelsen, E. Tifus. U FOURTH ROW: D. Amaro. D. Lindley, A. Pullen, F. Jensen, F. Wilson.
J. Gomes, C. Ambrosini. L. Ambrosini, A. Sousa, D. Ferguson, Mr. Krauss, Advisor.
A+ 'rhe beginning of 'Phe new school year, fhe Freshman Class held a "beach par+y"
in fhe school gymnasium due +o a sudden change in fhe weafher. In 'ihe fall 'rhey
were fhe gues+s of +he Sophomore Class who gave fhe incoming s+uden'I's a recep'I'ion.
A program made up of fwo ski+s was presenied fo ihe sfudenl' body af an affernoon
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Home Economics Deparimeni
BACK ROW: B. Beauchamp, S. Lauridsen, F. Bierre, G. Nunes, B. Ferreira, E. Godinho, C.
Brazil, A. Davidsen, L. Scalvini 0 FOURTH ROW: V. Bruga, R. Bonnihson, I. Lorenlen, L.
Anderson, C. Silva, J. Scalvini, A. Hansen, E. Dean, L. Kremer, lnsfrucior. 0 THIRD ROW:
Mrs. Fay, Insfrucforg J. Ambrosini, D. Laghi, E. Machado, J. Tonini, L. Terkelsen, D. Brazil, S. Amaro
0 SECOND ROW: M. Wilson, Z. Gibson, B. Hubbard, O. Marfin, R. Machado, V. Silacci, K
Jacobsen, A. Deniz U FRONT ROW: D. Lee, A. Alberfini, A. Pedroffi, M. Fisher, E. Fisher.
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' FRONT ROW: G. Wilson, F. Wilson, G. Gomes, A. Toroni, R. Ambrosini, E. Tifus, R. Chrisfen
' SECOND ROW: C. Richardson, H. Wilson, R. Lee, D. Walker, D. Conner, E. Tifus, F.
Jensen, B. Waring. ' THIRD ROW: E. Chrisfensen, J. Schleef, R. Winkler, L. Lucchiin, M.
Jacobsen, A. Pullen, D. Lindley, D. Amaro, A. Sousa ' FOURTH ROW: H. Hindley, H.
Deilefsen, L. Anderson. J. While, M. Olsen, E. Boynfon, H. Lorenzo, H. DaOro, C. Flocchini,
J. Gomes. 0 BACK ROW: Mr. Jensen, L. Marlin, O. Meisier, A. Bugbee, J. McClellan, S.
Ambrosini, E. Early, J. Deniz, C. Ambrosini, S. Laffranchi, Mr. Luslr.
The year I939-l940 was a busy one 'For +he F. F. A. a+ Ferndale High School. The
organiza+ion s+ar+ed +he year by parficipalion in fhe local fairs as well as The S+a+e
Fair. The boys sponsored a Barn Dance in fhe fall and presenied an old +ime program
'io ihe S+uden+ Body. A field day was held a+ Forfuna, and The local chapier made
a good showing. E. Boynion spoke af fhe public speaking conlesf +ha+ was held ai the
Regional F. F. A. meeiing af Willifs. Three boys submiHed applicafions for fhe Sfafe
Farmer Degree. Ofher ac+ivi+ies for fhe year were +he six+h annual Fa+her and Son
Banque+, lhe parficipafion of ihe local iudging ieam in ihe Davis compefifion, and
par+icipa+ion in lhe S+a+e F. F. A. Conveniion. Officers for fhe fall semes+er were: H.
DaOro, Pres., J. Lorenzo, Vice-Pres., H. Deflefsen, Sec., E. Boynfon, Treas., B. Perry,
Rep., O. Meisfer, Walchdog. The Spring semesfer officers were: H. Deflefsen, Pres.,
J. McClellan, Vice-Pres., L. Marlin, Sec., H. Lorenzo, Treas., E. Early, Rep., and S.
Spring Semesfer Officers
Fall Semesfer Officers
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0 BACK ROW: E.Vallencamp, C. Davidson, E. Godinho, Mr. Crane, Direclor. ' SECOND ROW:
K. Gill, R. Bonnilxson, L. Anderson, E. Teclsen, F. Clausen, B. Clausen ' FRONT ROW: P.
Miner, M. Terlzelsen, J. Tonini, A. Wilson, N. Miller, M. Silva.
Girls' Glee Club
Wi+l1 performances a+ ihe Chrisimas program, Band Frolic, Spring Music Fesiival
and various o+l1er programs higlwliglwling 'lheir musical year, +l1e Glee Clubs have been
a very valuable secfion of fhe music deparimenl. The Boys' Glee Club was organized
only las+ year, and alilwough if is sfill a very small organiza+ion, much credil' is due for
Hs fine work.
Boys' Glee Club
' BACK ROW: Mr. Crane, Direc+org L. Lucclnini, E. Chrisfiansen, M. Adams, L. Marlin. 0 FRONT
ROW: S. Macllin, F. Luis, H. Clausen, S. Ambrosini, E. Chrisfensen.
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The school and facul+y were all proud of fhe fine work 'fhe band sfudenfs did for
+he year. They were presenf a+ all of fhe foofball games. The organizafion was sup-
plemenfed in fheir work by a very capable pep-band. A fine showing was made in
Eureka a+ 'lhe annual Music Fesfival. During Public School Week 'rhe band assis+ed
fhe dramafics deparfmenf in presenfing ifs program. The oufslanding even+ of fhe
year was 'rhe Band Frolic, presenfed by +l1e en+ire band. The group also played a+
fhe Memorial Day services and Holy Ghosf Celebrafion.
STANDING: F. Lanini, I. Godinho, S. Ruslr, P. Miner, J. Peers, C. Lucchini, M. Silva, A. Haywood,
S. Lauridsen, Miss Kane, Advisor. 0 SEATED: J. Hindley, J. Bruner, N. Miller, J. Bruner.
STANDING: Miss Whife, Advisor: K. Gill, A. Anderson, F. Clausen 0 SEATED: J. Bruner, A
Meislor, E. Boynfon, R. Halley, E. TareIIi.
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SQUAD-BACK ROW: Luis, Mossi, Clausen. Bugbee, Escola, Briggs, Early, Lorenzo-0 SECOND
ROW: Schleef, Hindley, Meisfer, Deflefsen, Becker, Macklin, Gill, Flowers, Olsen 0 FRONT
ROW: Peini, Megazzi, While, Anderson, Parker,.Tl'1ompson, Re'nner.
0 STANDING: S. Ambrosini, W. Selby 0 SEATED: C. Amlarosini, G. Clausen, H. Tonini, H.
DaOro, H. Lorenzo.
These Ieams, commonly known as +he "micIge+s," play an imporfanf pari in ihe
baskefball life here ai school. The squads are composed moslly of Freshmen and
Sophomores who are eifher +oo small +o play varsify baskeiball, or who haven'+ had
enough experience. Through +he C and D feams +hey gain much knowledge and
abilify, and many of fhe boys have made 'l'he varsiiy due fo fhis fad. The D 'I'eam
fied for fhe league championship +his year wi+h Eureka, winning 2 games and losing
I. The C ieam did nof win any games, bui were always wiihin I0 poin+s of iheir
D Team H
0 STANDING: L. Ambrosini, J. Mello, D. Canclini, F. Jensen, E. Tiius, D. Lorenzo 0 SEATED: R.
Ambrosini, D. Lindley, E. Tiius, R. Tarelli, A Toroni.
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0 STANDING: E. Chrisiiansen, G. Clausen, H. Tonini, H. Clausen, J. McClellan 0 SEATED: H.
Frey, M. Jacobsen, L. Lucchini, E. Early, D. Clausen.
The lighfweighf and heavyweighl squads had only a mediocre season, fhe B feam
ending up in fhird place in fhe C. I. F. league, while lhe heavyweighfs barely escaped
landing in lhe cellar. The new uniforms which were purchased This year, for bofh
squads, did no+ seem +o help +o any exlenf, fhe heavies winning only one game afier
being ouffified in lheir new garb. Highlighf of lhe season was rhe ligh+weigh+s' win
over fhe Eureka B's. Bolh +eams were given fine suppor+ during +he enfire season
by bo+h fhe roolers and 'I'he pep-band, which made many +rips wifh ihe reams.
I STANDING: C. Flocchini, S. Macklin, E. Chrisfensen, W. Flowers, E. Boynfon. 0 SEATED: L.
Briggs, W. Jorgensen, H. Deflefsen, G. Becker, H. Hindley.
COACH "LES" VOORHEES
LOOKING AHEAD-Wi+h 'lhe pas? only a memory, and fhe preseni' already here,
"Les" Voorhees, a+hlelic insfrucior al' Ferndale High School, is looking loward 'lhe
fufure. No one lcnows whai lhe fufure holds for lhem, buf Coach Voorhees feels +ha+
if holds for him fhe conlinuance of being in con+ac'I' wilh +he boys, giving insirucfions
and aid +o +hem, keeping +he friendly relafionship belween him and 'I'he s+uden'l's-a re-
la+ionship +ha+ is many rimes more impor+an+ 'rhan games won or lost
LOOKING BACK-Wi+h 'lhe graduafing afhleles 'l'he memories are whaf will be
impor+an+ +o lhem. ln fheir four years here a+ school 'lhey have made many friend-
ships 'lhrough 'ihe afhlefic reams. They have become acquain-led wifh boys from o+her
schools, while every boy has learned sporfsmanship and 'fair play. H is wilh sincere
regref 1'ha+ ihey leave Ferndale High.
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' BACK ROW: S. Macklin, J. While, R. Escola, F. Parker, L. Lucchini, R. Gill 0 SECOND ROW:
Coach Leslie Voorhees, Advisor: J. McClellan, L. Briggs, E. Early, W. Flowers, H. Frey, W.
Jorgensen 0 FRONT ROW: R. Escola, Presidenfg O. Meisler, D. Clausen, H. Deklefsen, H.
Hindley, G. Becker.
The Boys' F is an honorary organizalion for lhose boys who have earned large
block le++ers in fhe C. l. F. league. They inviled fhe Girls' F fo a slraring parfy 'I'his
f BACK ROW: D. Lindley, L. Ambrosini, D. Walker, H. Lorenzo, C. English ' SECOND ROW:
G. Clausen, A. Bugbee, L. Guglielmini, H. Frey. J. McClellan. ' FRONT ROW: E. Early, D.
Clausen, L. Briggs, F. Parker, D. Lorenzo.
Mixed groups of four feams compe+ed during +he noon hour. Each leam played
an equal number of games, wifh fhe No. 3 feam 'rhe winners.
The inferperiod sof+ball championship was awarded fo +he las+ period gym class.
Compefiiion was close befween fhe 3 periods, making if necessary for +wo play-offs.
The Juniors won lhe girls' baslcelball championship for fhe second consecufive year.
The games were played on Tuesdays and Thursdays in fhe gymnasium.
The speedball fournamem' was won by fhe second period gym class. Compe+i+ion
was held befween +he fhree gym squads, during fhe noon hour.
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