Franklin High School - Almanac Yearbook (Los Angeles, CA)
- Class of 1949
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Many tales have been told, many songs have been
sung, of the trains and engineers that have broken the
record: their Sagas have become an important part of the
American tradition. Such fabulous personages as Casey
Jones and john Henry have been immortalized by be'
coming a part of our treasury of folklore. Due to the
successful endeavors of this group they have earned a
permanent place in the memory of the American people.
In like manner the leadership, friendliness, and origin-
ality of the Class of Forty-Nine have earned it a place in
the annals of Franklin High. For it was this class that
originated the idea of a Lil' Civic dance in honor of the
Senior B's. The winter class substituted a Hay Day for the
accustomed Dress-Up Day, while the summer class put
on what was acknowledged to be the best Sweater Day
program in Franklin's history. This class also holds the
distinction of being the first to put out a class paper, "The
It is, therefore, in due respect and honor for their
achievements, we of the Almanac Staff dedicate this book
to the Class of Forty-Nine.
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Ralph E. Winchester
Mr. Ralph E. Winchester, principal of Franklin High School, is his official title, but
he is better known as Mr. Winchester, friend of Franklin students. He is never too
busy to talk over the problems of youth and school with the Bens. He encourages each
and every one to come in and get acquainted with him and his office staff.
Mr. Winchester has made many line improvements in Franklin during his adminisf
tration. He has put in a nutrition period that helps everyone through the long morning.
He has speeded up our athletic program by insisting on more coaches so that every boy
can have more individual attention. He has encouraged student leaders to take over
more of the actual responsibility of running Franklin and has given the court more
jurisdiction over wrong doers. All in all his term has been beneiicial in many ways.
Ben students owe their allegiance and their friendship to Mr. Winchester and to
Franklin and they give both freely and gladly.
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Orrel Graham Elsa Mae Smith
Mrs. Elsa Mae Smith and Mr. Orrel Graham, the Girls' and Boys' Vice Principals of
Franklin, have worked hard to make Franklin one of the best schools of the city, and to
keep thc school running on a smooth schedule.
Mrs. Smith has striven to become acquainted with as many girls as possible, so that
she would be able to help them with their problems whenever they need her. Her sincere
dcsirc to promote better understanding among the girls has proved successful. As one
of her many important activities and responsibilities Mrs. Smith sponsors the Girls'
Council, one of Franklinls service clubs.
Mr. Graham, through his work with the boys at Franklin, has become an invaluable
part of the school. His many responsibilities are far from easy, He has full supervision of
all athletic events, and makes decisions on all questions effecting athletic eligibility. He
is a friend to all the boys and gives direction to their future by helping them in adjusting
their various personal problems.
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Our counsellor, registrar, librarian, and school secretary,
with their staffs, round out the administrative staff who
work so faithfully toward the betterment of Franklin
Mr. Hoist, with the able assistance of Mrs. Foster,
watches over the records of every Franklin student to make
certain they have enough credits to graduate and subjects
of the right sort to continue in whatever field they might
choose. Head of the counselling staff, his advice is appref
ciated by students and parents alike.
Mr. Miller and Miss Adenaur, his assistant, keep track
of the attendance and citizenship records of the Bens. Bef
sides being registrar, Mr. Miller acts as sponsor of the
Student Court and advisor to the Almanac Staff.
Mrs. Sandlie has charge of the information in the school,
since she oversees the library. Along with taking care of all
outgoing and incoming books, Mrs. Sandlie finds time to
put out special displays for every important occasion.
Mrs. Bardon keeps Franklin in touch with all the other
high schools in the city by letter and phone, the telephone
switchboard is in her office.
Mrs. Feldbaum passes out all the books which the school
provides the students and sees that they are returned at
the end of the year.
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Salli Abedor, Diane Fields.
The Prospectors, graduating class of winter 1949, chose
jade green and pearl grey for their colors.
The Prospectors held their commencement exercises in
the Franklin Auditorium. The class received their diplomas
in pearl grey caps and gowns with green tassels, symholizf
ing their class colors. Speakers from the graduating class
were Robert Farny, Gloria Gail, and Kay Tharp. Graduaf
tion was ended with Franklin's Alma Mater, and the class
song, which was written by Cecelia Jenks, was sung to the
tune of the "Bells of Saint Mary's".
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Lila Gittell took the Ephebian oath during the winter se'
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Angeles, takes its name from the Greek.
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Raymond Lei esque James Maynor
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The most exciting time in any Senior's life is the prom.
The class of W'49 will always remember their prom as
being wonderfull It was held in the Girls' Gym, which,
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Left to Right: Gere Switzer, Treasurerg Frank Martin, Presidentg Ellen Fogerty, Ruth Nelson, Cheer Leaders:
Albert Anderson, Vice President.
The 49'ers got off to a good start by electing capable oihcers to organize their class.
The class had three main social events during the semester: a Presentation Day, a Christf
mas Party, and a play day with the W'49 class. Due to the illness of Hank Dixon, hard
working class president, Suzanne Evans, VicefPresident, took over for the remainder of
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liam Fochler, Inamae Kahlstrorn, and Jim LaTourette were
chosen as the Ephebians by the Summer '49 class. The ref
quirements for nomination to the Ephebian Society are a
scholastic average of B or better, leadership ability, and a
merit record of ninety or above. One out of every forty
members of each class are entitled to membership.
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Up Day. The prize winning group was the Martins and
the Coys. The booby prize went to Richard Wilborn,
who portrayed Beethovelfs Fifth. A dance was held for
the Seniors in the Girls' Gym at the close of the day.
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Charlene Akin, Treasurer: Suzanne Kober, Doreen MacDonald, Gere
Switzer, Cheer Leaders: Hank Dickson, President, Absent.
The summer class of 1949 chose FortyfNiners for their name. They
carried out the theme of the Golden Centennial by selecting gray blue
sweaters with gold emblems. 'LTO Be Finer, Be a FortyfNiner", was
the class motto. The FortyfNiners, which numbered close to 250, grad'
uated from Occidentals Greek Theater in Navy blue and white caps
On the FortyfNiners social calendar were a Dress Up Day, a Senior
A and Senior B play day, a picnic, and the Prom, which was held on
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its own committee and chairman, who vtorked on special
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Geometry, one of the requirements for students taking an academic course, is one of
the many mathematics courses offered by the Mathematics Department.
One of the many subjects offered by Franklin's Science Department is Chemistry
which is classified as laboratory science
The English Department offers English Literature as one of its many electives. Six
semesters of English are required of every student for graduation,
The Social Studies Department teaches history, geography, and government. The lat
ter subject is taught in the Civics classes which are taken by all B12 students.
The Industrial Arts Department offers a course in Auto Shop, in which boys have the
opportunity to learn about auto parts and repairs.
Cabinet making is one of the many subjects offered by the Industrial Arts Department
which teaches the boys to work with their hands.
Lat1n is one of the three languages offered by the Language Department. A foreign
language is required for graduation for Academic students.
The Art Department offers many classes to students interested in art. Life Art is one
of the advanced classes in this fleld.
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Left to Rigt: VVilbert Inman, Cecelia Jenks, Dorris Williams, Lila Gittell, Mr. Winchester, Mildred Murray,
Robert Beal, Mr. Phoenix, Robert Anderson, Betty Illengo, Frank Martin, Albert Anderson.
The Student Council is a governing board composed of a group of student leaders
that help manage school affairs. This body has the authority to recommend any change
in the constitution, control matters pertaining to the general welfare of the student body,
and makes appointments to ill vacancies in the council. The Student Council consists of
twelve members: Student Body President, who presides at all council meetings and asf
semblies, Girls' Vice, who plans all general assemblies, Boys' Vice, who is Franklin's
representative on the Northern League Council, Secretary, Girls' and Boys' League
Presidents, Associator President, Girls' Council President, Editor of the Press, Finanf
cial Manager, Publicity Manager, and Athletic Manager.
ROBERT BEAL JOANN PISTONETTI ROBERT ANDERSON MILDRED MURRAY
President Girls' Vice-President Boys' Vice-President Secretary
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JAMES LA TOURETTE NATALIE ALBERTY WILBERT INMAN BETTE HOFFMAN
, Pr 'dent ' X irls'Vice-President Boys'Vice-President Secretary
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fi The year 19484949 has witnessed many improvements as a result of the Student
Council's work. A flag now flies over athletic events on Moore's Fieldg a timeclock is
ready to encourage future basketball teams in the boys' gymg the stage scenery has been
given much needed repairsg the Sunken Gardens project has been Hnishedg and the handf
book is given to all new students to help orient them. The improvements have been exf
tended into the student government: class organization now begins with the BlO's, the
elections are conducted exactly as in national sketches, and the membership of the student
council has been changed to include the senior class presidents. Historians will look back
to the student council of S'49 as the student council which with the aid and advice of
Mr. Norman McLeod, sponsor, and Mr. Winchester, principal, did the most it could to
improve Franklin High School. V
Left to Right: William Fochler, Natalie Alberty, Barbara Beck, Harriet Denio, Mr. Winchester, Bette
Hoffman, James LaTourette, President: Mr. Phoenix, Anselmo Fabrizio, Wilbert Inman, Ranee Gerischer,
Don Pruett, Chris Pontrelli, Jackie Bender.
Upon entering Franklin, every girl automatically becomes a member of the Girls'
The various activities of the League are directed by the cabinet. At the beginning of
each semester the girls look forward to "Cotton Day", the 'iGet Acquainted Tea", and
thc assemblies put on by the League.
During the fall semester the United Nations Theme was carried out at all assemblies.
In thc summer semester the theme was Personal Grooming. Gne of the highlights was
thc "Get Acquainted Party". The new and novel idea was "The Fair". A number of
clubs had booths, containing games, with entertainment and refreshments carrying out
The Girls' League publishes a hand book to acquaint the girls with the activities of
the school. The organization is under the able sponsorship of Miss Fye, physical educaf
ROW 1: Lore Waller, Miss Fye,
Lila Gittell, Janet Clnrk, Kath-
erine McCoy. ROW 2: Marilyn
Hardy, Arnette Mitchell, Marilyn
ROW 1: Loyce Dunbncker, Juan
Williams, Miss Fye, Harriet
Denio, Janet Clark, Joyce Day.
ROW 2: Barbara Matson, Diane
The purpose of the Boys' League is to establish good fellowship, a closer and warmer
friendship among the boys of the school. To promote the high ideals for which our school
has continually striven and to encourage and strengthen interest in the various activities
of school life are just two of the projects the Boys' League strives to put forth. Memberf
ship is open to all the boys upon entering Franklin and paying ten cents membership
dues. This money is used to bring better talent to the Boys' League assemblies.
Left to Right: Fidel Pontrelli,
Secretary: Mr, W. 0, Bullock,
Sponsor: Frank Martin, Presi-
dent: Albert Anderson, Social
Chairman: Wilbert Inman, Ath-
letic Managerg Chris Pontrelli,
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Left to Right: John Nicoll, Sec-
retary and Treasurer: Don Pru-
ett, Athletic Manager ,' Mr. W. O.
Bullock, Sponsor: Frank Tink-
ham, Vice President: Chris Pon-
trclli, President: Ray Barker, S0-
The Student Court, in its capacity as the judicial branch of the student government
of Franklin, tries cases in which the school laws have been violated. These violations l
usually involve misconduct in the auditorium, leaving the grounds illegally, and cutting
restricted privilege to go to the auditorium. The cases are referred to the court by the
Associators and Ushers and Usherettes, The Court is composed of six members: The
chief justice, two associate justices, one alternate justice, a clerk and a hailiff. The purf
pose of the court is to encourage student self-government.
Left to Right: William Fochler, Ed Banks, Rose Cloutier, Helen Chung, Mr. Miller, Kenneth Wagner, Anne
Left to Right: Miles Nadel, Ed Bankc, Philip Downton, Anne Radford, Chief Justice: Mr. Miller, Rose
Clouticr, Katherine McCoy.
ROW 1: Shirley Morris, Doris VVilliams, Lore Waller, Phil Poole, Mildred Murray, Lila Gittell. ROW 2: Joyce
Day, Barbara Matson, Miss Brainerd, Gordon Seele, Bob Anderson. ROW 3: Cecelia Jenks, Harriet Denio,
Mar-Jeanne Brubaker, Richard Walker, Wanda Meier, Phil Downton, James LaTourctte. ROW 4: Jackeline
Bender, Mary Basura, Norma Cima, Bill Fochler, Wanda Lee Maynard, Ronald Hruby.
ROW 1: Joyce Day, Barbara Matson, Marilyn Nash, Treasurerg Richard Walker, President, Albert Anderson,
Vice President: Ludelle Van Aken, Historian: Wanda Lee Maynard, Secretary. ROW 2: Harriet Denio,
,Colleen Sunstrom, Mrs. Brainerd, Miss Lisherness, Catherine Larson, Marilyn Roy. ROW 3: Elaine Meyers,
Pat Parks, Jackie Bender, Nedra Nordquist, Jim Eaves, Roland Crandall, Shirlee Brown. ROW 4: Jim La-
Tourette, Stuart Smith, Ina Mae Kahlstrom, Bill Fochler, Doug Lowe, Ronald Hruby, James Mechum.
Membership in the Athenian, society is achieved by acquiring four A's in solids,
maintaining at least 90 citizenship credits the previous semester, with no D's or F's.
Students who have been in the Society for one semester receive Gamma certificates,
two semester members belong to the Beta classification, those who have remained in the
Athenians for three semesters possess Alpha membershipg and students who have been
Athenians for four semesters, including his senior year, are eligible for life membership
in the California Scholarship Federation.
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ROW 1: Joyce Day, Kathryn McCoy, Shirley Morris, Historian ,' Doris Williams, President: Barbara Beck,
Vice President: Natalie Alberty, Treasurer: Anne Radford, Dora Baez. ROW 2: Elizabeth Waterfield, Janet
Clark. Kathleen Swan, Mrs. Smith, Helen Chung, Barbara Matson, Lore Waller. ROW 3: Loyce Danbacker,
Dianne Ridenour, Ellen Fogerty, Marilyn Nash, Gloria Gall, Lila Gittell, Doris Andre, Shanna Halls. ROW 4:
Nesta VVilliams, Pat Anderson, Alice Accornero, Arnette Mitchell, Marilyn Hardy, Suzanne Kober, Bette
Hoffman. ROVY 5: Gere Switzer, Glendora Price, Virginia Banks, Mildred Murray, Cecelia Jenks.
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ROW 1: Helen Gorian, Suzanne Kober, Secretary: Janet Clark, Treasurer: Barbara Beck, President: Mr .
Smith, Anne Radford, Vice President: Doris Andre, Historian: Shanna Halls, Thea Beaman. ROW 2: Joyce
Day, Kathryn McCoy, Kathleen Swan, Barbara Matson, Jean Anderson, Dora Baez. ROW 3: Fat Anderson,
Mabel North, Shirley Tyo, Lois Plano, Elizabeth Waterfield, Beverly Day. ROW 4: Anita Lynn. Barbara Able,
Terah Dripps, Ellen Fogarty, Carol Speer, Dianne Ridenour, Natalie Alberty. ROW 5: Daris Jones, Joanne
Anderson, Loyce Danbaker, Bette Hoffman, Bonnie Daniel, Gere Switzer, Marilyn Nash, Margie Colton.
The Girls' Council is a service club under the sponsorship of Mrs. Elsa Mae Smith,
girls' vice principal. The requirements for membership in this club are a "B" grade averf
age, a good citizenship record, the required number of service points, and being an upper
As scrvice to Franklin High School, the Girls' Council members act as official hostesses
at all school activities. They maintain the Student Loan Fund and sponsor the Board of
Standards. Their main objective is upholding and enforcing the standards and rules of
The social calendar for the Girls' Council includes a dance with one of the boys'
clubs, a breakfast, and an installation dinner.
The Associators is the leading Boys' Service Club at Franklin, Its purpose is mainly
to do service to the school, but it also has its recreation, Some of their many services are:
guarding the grounds at noon, seeing to ire drill safety, directing BlO's during the first
day, carrying absentee report cards filled out on report card day and ushering at the
Milk Bowl Game. Cn the recreation side, the Associators have a semifannual banquet,
which is in the Spring and honors Associator Alumni, They have a semifformal dance
with a girls club and an initiation barbecue. Thus the Associators have a vvellfrounded
and interesting program which attracts many of the leaders of the school.
ROW 1: Wilbert Inman, Bob Cosner, Jim LaTourette, James Makris, Robert Vishanoff. ROW 2: Bob Ander-
son, Mr. Ingles, Bill Fochler, Richard Walker. ROW 3: Mike Turkington, Claude Fidler, Bill Milliken, Glenn
Hufman, Albert Anderson. ROW 4: Fidel Pontrelli, Chris Pontrelli, Fred Olsen, Roland Crandall. ROW 5:
Melvin Whitaker, David Aprato, Fred Vallaza, Frank Martin, Phil Poole. ROW 6: Frank Tinkham, Carl
Newton, Randolph Miller, Bill Howey, Gene Trott, Delvin Callaway. ROW 7: Miles Nadel, Bob Beal, Gary
ROW 1 Carlos Ramirez Delun Callaway Richard Walker, Soc. Chairman: Bill Fochler, Pres.: Robert
Vishanoff Vice Pres Roland Crandall Treas Wllbert Inman, Albert Anderson. ROW 2: Randolph Miller,
Claude Fldler Glenn Huffman Fred Olsen Chris Pontrelli, William Milliken, Thomas Starks. ROW 3:
Ernest Espcnshled Melvin Whittaker Frank Martin Fred Vallaza, David Aprato, Bob Cosner. ROW 4: Frank
Tlnkham James MdkflS Hubert Vogt Mr George Ingles, Giles Cokelet, Carl Newton, Fidel Pontrelli.
DOROTHY MEEKER INAMAE KAHLSTROM I ,
Art Editor Associate Editor r ki
it -f f
Every year Franklin's Almanac Staff puts out a year'
book for the Bens. For many years this project has been c
ried out completely in the spring semester. How vs ,fgis
year's staff has been privileged to have two semhe 'ers in
which to try to put out one of the finest Almanacs ranklin
In the position of editorfinfchief, Inamae Kahlstrom
had many tasks to perform. With the cooperation of her
staff she planned and arranged the annual page by page,
cutting down and lengthening allotted space at random
to provide room for many snapshots. Her duties included
rereading and correcting all copy, seeing to it that the
scheduled pictures were taken and that deadlines were
met, and making certain the Almanac had many ads. In
this last category she acted as photographer, taking most
of the informal pictures in that section.
One of the hardest tasks in the publication of a yearbook
is the art work. This year's capable art editor, Dorothy
Meeker, was faced with the task of finding something to
put in every empty space in the book, and then of making
that something. With the able assistance of Lorenzo Ghigf
INAINCH 0 MLLLEN ALSELMO FABRIZZIO ANNE RADFORD ROLAND CRANDALL
Cops Editor Business Manager Make Up Editor Associate Sports Editor
NORMAN MCLEOD REX MILLER
lieri, assistant art editor, she tried a medium that was new
to Franklin yearbook: scratchboard. Her success in this
venture can readily be seen throughout the book.
Associate editor Nancy O'Mullen had the trying job of
getting all the copy ready, or seeing that those to whom it
was assigned had gotten it ready before the deadline. Asf
sisting her in this job was staff secretary Phyllis Bonar, who
typed every bit of copy that went to the printer.
The duty of Shirley Smith, photographic editor, was to
schedule all group pictures, make appointments for Senior
and Faculty pictures, and make up montage pages.
Anne Radford, Makefup editor, spent many hours of
her own time cutting pictures, and arranging them so they
would be ready for the engravers on the deadline.
Anselmo Fabrizio, Business Manager, was in charge of
the distribution and sale of the Almanac to the student
body, while advertising manager Roy Hayden sold ads
for the Almanac to merchants of Highland Park.
Recognition is due to Mr. Norman McLeod, and Mr.
Rex Miller, sponsors of the Almanac. Mr. McLeod worked
with the staff, and saw to it that everyone did his job well.
STANLEY STEWART SHIRLEY SMITH PHIL POOLE PHYLLIS BONAR
Associate Sports Editor Photography Editor Sports Edlt0l Secretdry
BERT!-IA HUFFMAN CECELIA JENKS
Feature Editor Editor
The Press Staff, composed of journalism 2 and 3 students, write and
edit the Franklin Press, the school's weekly newspaper. Miss Margery
Green, capable journalism teacher, supervises the staff in their work.
The general policies of the paper are determined by the editorfinf
chief. She also edits the front page and writes copy, and makes certain
that assigned copy is in for the deadline. This position was ably Hlled
by Cecelia Jenks during the winter semester and Jackie Bender in the
Bertha Huffman and Jackie Bender were cofeditors of the second or
feature page during the winter semester, while Riley Marquis took
over the responsibility during the spring. Louis Roberts and Melvin
Gemberling rounded out the feature page staff as assistant editors.
The sports page was handled by Fred Clsen and his assistant Roland
Crandall during the football season, while Chris Pontrelli was editor
for the fair weather sports in the spring,
IX OR KRANTZ ROBERT ANDERSON
Printing Sponsor Business Manager
JACKELINE BENDER RILEY MARQUIS
Editor Feature Editor
The task of editing the back page and arranging the advertisements
falls to the associate, or news editor. This position has been ably illed
during the last two semesters by Bob Anderson and Bertha Huffman,
Since outside publicity is important for any school the press staff
maintains a special group in charge of this field. This year's publicity
editors have been jackie Longerbeam, Philip Lozano, and Eddie Stowell.
Three special editions of the Press consisted of the Alumni Edition,
the Cub Edition, and the Senior Edition. The Cub Edition was edited
by the Journalism I class to give them experience for future publicaf
tions. The last edition of the Press every semester is the Senior Edition,
which is devoted to the Seniors, their future plans, and their activities
Highlighting the spring semester was a Press Banquet held in the
school cafeteria. The banquet was to honor the outgoing editors and
announce the new Press Staff. After dinner speeches and music selecf
tions were presented by the Press, Almanac, and Printing Staffs.
CARL NEWTON MARGERY GREEN
Business Manager Journalism Sponsor
Cara rouicle lgefaxafion ana! Cjomiaaniond ip
ROW l: Nancy 0'Mullen, Doris Russo, Secretary: Charlene Akin, Vice President: Pat Cloutier, President:
Lois Plano, Treasurer: Shirley Tyo, Historian ,' Shirley Smith. ROW 2: Mary Jane Davis, Ranee Gerisher,
Connie Pioletti, Lorraine Gindler, Marilyn Paxon, Joan Ullo. ROW 3: Dora Baez, Gloria Lively, Bette Hotf-
man, Donna Reed, Elizabeth Wateriield, Almarie Michalis, Pat Raymond. ROW 4: Marlene Shelton, Mildred
Barrow, Marilyn Nash, Louisa Reeves, Sandra Mandel, Lucille Langford. ROW 5: Pat Baculli, Ruth Pfaught,
Barbara Adrian, Sue Spelman.
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ROW 1: Stanley Stewart, Wilhert Inman, John Hancock, Vice President: Jerry Cimmarusti, President: Don
Gillett, Secretary: Dale Frailey, Bob Bruce. ROW 2: Robert Crafton, Charles Miller, Milton Fagan, Roger
Long, Melvin Gemberling, Fred Olson, Mike Turkington, Bill Buntin. ROW 3: Frank Martin, Claude Fidler,
Burt McCorkle, Frank Hess, Sponsor: Sal Collura, Glenn Hoffman, Ray Barker. ROW 4: Douglas Beattie,
Leon Marx, Treas.: Lloyd Biske, Chris Pontrelli, Larry Caminiti, Ronald LaBarre, Alfred Orellana, Jay
Nelson. ROW 5: John Nicoll, Gordon Beale, Robert Malhiot, Carl Newton, Bill Chase, Loren Mitchell.
ROW 6: Don Pruett, Eddie Stowell, Frank Palmer, Jim Clapham, Bill Haisman, Allan Carver.
The Maids and Manners, a girls' social club, was organized for the purpose of help'
ing its members develop social ease and contribute service to the school.
The social activities of the Maids and Manners club are a breakfast, an initiation, and
a dance with one of the boys, clubs.
The Athledelphians are in charge of the trophy room in the auditorium building. To
join the organization a boy who has earned his letter in athletics must write a letter to
the Athledelphian president explaining his reasons for wanting to become a member.
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Q The Etiquette Club is a social club for girls that contributes service to the school and
IJ, fl the com nity. A dance with a boys' club, an initiation dinner, and an installation ban'
aj J quetda the three social events for each semester. Three service credits are required for
p Jinx Wig inggbfbership.
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olyyfl f The l-lifHatters, a boys social club, combines social l1fe with services for the school.
"I ,V . J 'Q' They supervise campus cleanfup and send the Press to boys in service, They practice
f f HK- p f 'Z ,W social usage at all the social events, which include a breakfast, a dance, and a banquet.
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ROW 1: Marie Surdo, Georgianna Scott, Elaine Togg, Dolores Gaito, Mrs. Nita Powers, Thea Beaman, Mar-
guerite Gascoigne, Anita Saracino. ROW 2: Rosalind Tornello, Gloria Gould, Betty Gray, Doris Jones, Jackie
Ross, Thelma Fender, Helen Gorian, Diana Morales, ROW 3: Marlene Read, Barbara Wilson, Beverly Carey,
Anita Lind, Diane Ridenour, Margie Colton, Barbara Abele, Luigia Castiello. ROW 4: Norma Key, Joan
Wendland, Eleanor Norwalk, Ruth Greenly, Connie Gaito. ROW 5: Jean Dysthe, Joanne Anderson, Beverly
Day, Marlene Saxon, Bonnie Daniel, Loyce Danbacher.
ROW 1: Wilbert Inman, Eugene Burnett, Bob Cosner, Mrs. Powers, Fred Olsen, Fred Valazza, Bob Vishanoff.
ROW 2: Richard Walker, John Swain, Delvin Calloway, Albert Anderson, Dale Didier, Jim LaTourette.
ROW 3: Ernest Espenshied, Roland Crandall, Bob Chapman, Frank Martin, Bill Buntin, Claude Fidler, D8.Vld
Aprato. ROW 4: Don Hall, Ed Banke, Loren Mitchell, Bill Howie, Stan Green, Edward Nadle. ROW 5: MllCS
Nadle, Howard Stahlman,'Bill Fochler, Ben Milbourne.
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ROW' 1: Shirley Rench, Dana Lou Tharp, Al Fabrizio, Don Hamilton, Myra Lou Hamilton, Jeanette DeL0ra,
Ruth Fraser. ROW 2: Carol Pankratz, Lillian Roche, Arlene Maynard, Marilyn Wycoff. ROW 3: Betty
Anderson, Mary Roche, Mary Jean McPherson, Miss Grace Wolf, Mildred Leidle, Ruby Newcomb, Georgia
Little. ROVV 4: Mason Hamlin, Forest Futeve, Darlene Denial, Margie Reynolds, Virginia Deane, Jim
Cockerell. ROW 5: David Sands, Leigh Champlin, Paul Weaver, Jack Meyers, Lee Rogers, Bob Livengood,
Bob Chapman. ROW 6: Ellis Keeler.
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ROW 1: Inamae Kahlstrom, Margie Davidson, Poster Chairman: Ellis Keeler, Pianistg Doris Russo, Secre-
tary: Wanda Lee Maynard, Lillian Waterfield, Elizabeth Wateriield, President: Lois Plano, Juliette Anderson,
Treasurer: Shirley Tyu, Ruby Newcomb, Harriet Van Camp, Fabriola Vargas, Bertha Huffman, Press Repre-
sentative: Betty Lynch, Poster Chairman. ROW Z: Ramona Weigal, Margie Rowan, Nadine Rossi, Arline
Hepner, Norma Cima, Pat Dietz, Phyllis Fadley, Ruth Fraser, Virginia Vaughn, Sherlee Brown, Ludelle
Van Aken, Elaine Bailey, Tina Distarce, Virginia La Casella. ROW 3: Dorothy Chandler, Pat Hoyer, Georgi-
ana Scott, Thelma Fender, Donna Reed, Delia Ozeta, Dolores Gnitterez, Georgia Little, Carol Smith, Myra
Lou Hamilton, Jeanette DeLaura, Darlene Dimel, Barbara Yanike. ROW 4: Marian Starr, Frances Accord,
Bernadette Edler, Fran Marino, Lorena Finley, Elaine Price, Bette Anderson, Miss Wolf, Sponsor: Margaret
Rhodes, Shirley Rench, Beverly Crouch, Lorraine Katts, Dorene Valenzuela, Mary Muirhead. ROW 5: Marilyn
Roy, Leola Wahn, Elanore Whittaker, Virginia Siberell, Louise Santmeyers, Virginia Deane, Mar-Jeanne
Brubaker, Betty Wagner, Jackie Allen, Grace Whittaker, Dana Lou Tharp, Arlene Geczi.
The OOC. Bible Club is for spiritually interested students. It has a full program of
meetings, social and special events, all with warm interdenominational fellowship. There
are guest speakers at Friday noon meetings, with varied programs. The club also meets
Monday and Wednesday noons.
Bethany Club has been popular at Franklin for many years. This organization is for
girls who are interested in spiritual as well as social activities. The theme of the Bethany
Club is high: "Every girls life at its best, that every other girl's life may be better."
The ideals of the newly formed World Friendship Club are well explained in this
pledge which was written for Franklin members by Miss Elaine Anderson when she
was, years ago, the sponsor of the Franklin Club. It was later adopted as the official pledge
for all California Clubs, and even some in Yugoslavia.
"To shatter racial barriers, our Youth we dedicateg to end all vvars forever, our lives
we consecrate. To peace among all nations, to brotherhood, in truth, to understanding
sympathy,-we dedicate our Youth."
The HifY was organized to extend Christian follovvship in Franklin High School and
community. The club is responsible for enforcing safety rules on the campus.
The social functions of the HifY consist of a dinner, a breakfast, and a dance with one
of the girls' clubs.
ROW 1: Richard Millman, Tomaline Sharp, Virginia Vaughn, Donna Engman, Maude McNamara, Francine
Marine, Elizabeth Consuelo, Ludelle Van Aken, Ernest Petrich. ROW 2: Milton Fagan, Martha Prindeville,
Mary Osgood, Caroline Imbertson, Rose Marie Rawlins, Ida Ann Sheets, Bertha Hulfman. ROW 3: .lack
Peralta, Philip Lozano, Chris Pontrelli, Jack Schram, Carlos Ramirez, Philip Pickerell, Jim Hunt, Duane
Jones. ROW 4: Jay Nelson, Dick Paton, Lucille Langford, Miss Henderson, Miss Bradley, Barbara Pressley,
Tracy Dragon. ROW 5: Bruce Bennett, Roy Benson, Bill Bauleke, Joe Scardino, Louis Kilchenman, Pres.:
Chris Kimbrough, Don Rider, Bill Hillis, ROW 6: William Chuck, Tom Breslin, Fidel Pontrelli, Hervey
Hernandez, Allan Carter, Jack Coombs, Bill Hensley,
ROW 1: Chris Kimbrough, Milton Fagan, Allan Carver, Dale Frailey, Don Gayle, Ray Barker, Roger Long.
ROW 2: Don Pruett, Glenn Allen, Harry Van Camp, Glenn Hoffman, Chril Pontrelli, Fidel Pontrelli, Ray
Martinetto. ROW 3: Carl Newton, Jim Brown, Don Rhea, Ronald LaBarre, Melvin Whittaker, Larry Caminiti.
ROW 4: Ernie Petrich, Bert McCorkle, David Rowan, Jim Clapham, Bill Haisman, Jay Nelson. ROW 5: John
Nicoll, Jack Coombs, Eddie Stowell, Mr. Spangler, Bill Chase, Bill Hensley, Bill Flick. ROW 6: Douglas
Beattie, Bob Rinker.
ROW l: Joyce Day, Kathryn McCoy, Charlene Jordon, secretary, Doris Andre, Treasurer: Pat Anderson,
President: Ruth Nelson, Historian: Gere Switzer, Vice President: Ellis Keeler. ROW 2: Kathleen Swan,
Barbara Matson, Julia Portesi, Jean Anderson, Ruth Lowe, Deloris Dowhan, Percia Powell, Helen Hubbard.
ROW 3: Shanna Halls, Ruth Stehmeier, Mabel North, Terah Dripps, Davie Dominique, Ellen Fogarty, Anne
Radford, Barbara Beck, Natalie Alberty. ROW 4: Suzanne Kober, Dana Lou Tharp, Mary McKay, Janet
Talley, Miss Henderson, Betty Lou Holland, Carol Speer, Yvonne Gilman. ROW 5: Ardith King, Nadine
Gribble, Clara Paoletti.
ROW 1: Don Pruett, Secretary: Loren Mitchell, President: Mr. Meb Schroeder, Sponsor: Philip Downton, Vice
President: Roy Hayden, Treasurer. ROW 2: Milton Fagan, Dick Paton, Raymond Martinetto, Ronald LaBarre,
Don Gayle, Larry Caminiti. ROW 3: Bill Nicoll, John Hayden, Dick LaBarre, Bill Ralf, Raymond Barker.
ROW 4: Jack Burkhardt, Bill Buntin, John Nicoll, Bob Rinker, Bill Hensley, Allan Carver.
Good Form is a girls' social club whose purpose is to develop an understanding of
school, business and social etiquette through social functions. They have forty members
who, through working together, are striving to better the school and the community.
The Key Club is an important boys' service club of Franklin affiliated with the Kiwanis
Club. Its motto is "We Build". Members carry out this motto by guarding the hall at
noon and giving service to the community. Its activities include the induction of new
members and a dance.
fl . A The Latin Club is a special interest club for Latin students. The activities are both
Clflfl ll social and intellectual. The biggest event is a Roman banquet during the spring semester.
O A A The purpose of the Spanish Club is to get better acquainted with the Spanish language,
IQCLHL6 bt and to appreciate more fully the lives, customs, and culture of Spanish speaking people.
ROW 1: Bill Woodhull, Treasurer: Shirley Rench, Historian: Jonathan Swenson, Presidentg Sherlee Brown,
Social Chairman: Lillian Waterfield, Secretaryg Jackie Bender, Scriptor. ROW 2: Carol Smith, Maxine
Langdale, Mrs. Griffin, Dee Ann Ferguson, Marcelline Hicks. ROW 3: Wanda Lee Maynard, Francene
Marino, Martha Prindinville, Joy Duff, Betty Mellinger, Janice Molander. ROW 4: Mason Hamlin, Don Bondi,
Rowena Paulis, Patricia Morris.
ROW 1: Jane Meacham, Treas.g Fabiola Varga, Sec.: Hervey Hernandez, Pres.: Dorothy Chandler, Vice
Pres.3 Phil Lozano. ROW 2: Ludelle Van Aken, Tomaline Sharp, Georgia Little, Wanda Meir. ROW 3: Phyllis
Bonar, Joan Mack, Mrs. Evelyn Smith,, Sponsorg Lorraine Gindler, Beverly Wells. ROW 4: Carlos Ramirez,
Mildred Rabb, Mary Muirhead, Bernadette Edler, Marilyn Roy, Tom Neiwirth ROW 5: Donna McCarty, Pat
Williams, Mildred Barrow, Gabriel Roy, Charles Down. ROW 6: Jim Cockrell, Phil Emig, George Ralph,
ROW 1: Betty Lind, Secretary: Mildred Carpenter, Historian: Suzanna Evans, Pres.: Joanne Wendland,
Vice Pres.: Peggy Lind, Treas. ROW 2: Myra Etcove, Gloria Gilliam, Nina Reeves, Gloria Lesser. ROW 3:
Shirley Hayne, Jewell Stewart, Mrs. Penniman, Nancy Nelson, Ruth Stevens. ROW 4: Darlene Belcher, Joan
Johnson, Marlene Shelton, Eleanor Vargo, Joline Kenyon. ROW 5: Norma Key, Lavinia Wallace, Gloria
Montoya, Faith Warner, Jackie Allen.
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ROW 1: Anita Lynd, Norma Jean Anderson, Doris Russo, Joanne Anderson. Row 2: Diane Morales, Marie
Surdo, Anita Saracino, Ruth Tutt. ROW 3: Helen Gorian, Joan Ullo, Kay White, Margie Chisholm, Phyllis
Fadeley, Betty Woodrow, Betty Harmon, Elaine Todd, Alma Drake, Rowena Paulus, Clara Paoletti. ROW
4: Donna Reed, Margie Colton, Margie Waggener, Joyce Le Noue, Dovie Dominique, Betty Grey, Anne
Misterly, Joyce Lowry. ROW 5: Ruth Greenly, Margie Fenton, Helen Sunda, Loyce Danbaker, Jackie Boss,
Julianne Valenzuela, Yvonne Gilman, Le Irma Hazel, Pat Lathrop, Mary Lou Parker. ROW 6: Bonnie Davis,
Carolyn Buchanan, Leola Wann, Sue Spelman, Helen Hubbard, Barbara Adrian.
Ellen H. Richards is a girls' social club which meets every other Wednesday after
school. Each member is required to have taken home economics and have at least three
service credits. Members are the Red Cross representatives in school, they arrange flowers
for the school ofhces.
The Drill Team is composed of 11th and 12th grade girls who add color and interest
to half time activities during the football season. They performed at all night games and
A games on our field.
A004 ang! 614,002 The Hook and Curve Club, a commercial organization, is organized for the purpose of
helping its members gain poise and business etiquette.
The social events of the Hook and Curve Club include an initiation and a dance with
one of the boy's clubs.
Mi el-5 an M5Agy-gffgg The duties of the Ushers and Usherettes consist of collecting tickets, directing seat'
ing, maintaining order, and guarding entrances at assembliesgathletic events, and at any
other time they are needed.
The club's social activities include an initiation party and a banquet.
ROW 1: Marie Surdo, Dora Baez, Jean Anderson, Charlene Jordon, Martha Mathias, Delores Dowhan, Anita
Saracino. ROW 2: Alma Drake, Dorothy Kutz, Ruth Tutt, Margie Chisolrn, Ruth Lowe, Peggy Gertz. ROW 3:
Shirley Morris, Joan Williams, Grace Whittaker, Betty Hamilton, Vera Schaeffer, Davie Dominique, Phyllis
Fadely. ROW 4: Georgianna Scott, Pat Beck, Helen Dunda, Pat Hoyer, Marlene Saxon, Elenor Norwalk.
ROW 5: Thelma Fender, Greta Kling, Betty Wagner, Virginia Siberell, Clare Paoletti, Nadine Gribble,
Ardith King. ROW 6: Barbara Farrell, Barbara Adrian, Mrs. Warner, Leola Wann.
ROW 1: Ludelle Van Aken, Charles Mikiel, Doreen MacDonald, Social Chairman: Nedra Nordquist, Girls'
Vice President, Lois Winn, President: Robert Pymm, Boys' Vice President: Alan Headley, Adeline Cruciatti.
ROW 2: Wanda Lee Maynard, Betty Purdy, Alice Stowe, Dolores Guiterrez, Mr. Warden, Carmel Ann Santo,
Janet Lathrop, Gerry Hobbs. ROW 3: Irene Berteaux, Colleen Sunstrom, Kathleen McCarty, Elaine Price,
Janis Molander, Juliette Anderson, Marlene Read, Delia Ozeta, Rowena Paulus. ROW 4: Allan Mitchell,
George Burnham, Leigh Champlain, Elsa Talbert, Mar-Jeanne Brubaker, Ed Banke, Don Binder, Don Hall.
ROW 5: Don Tunnel, David Garbarini, Richard Wilborn, Paul Sprunk, Sherlee Brown.
ROW 1: Norma Jean Anderson, Margie Chisholm, Beverly Wells, Donna McCarty, Norma Greenly, Sheila
Bcrnheim, Janet Smiley, Luigia Castiello, Harriet Wharton, Mary Miller, JoAnne Young. ROW 2: Bert
Trerise, John Hayden, Jack Burkhardt, Ray Martinetto, Ronald Price, Charles Scott, Jerry Cagle, Eugene
Hendrickson, Gordon Meek, Dclvin Calloway. ROW 3: Colleen Murnama, Bonnie Murphy, Rose Currie,
Juliette Anderson, Kaye White, Mrs. Moore, Marjorie Alderman, Velda Bailes, Mable I-Iaile, Ruth Tutt, Elaine
Bailey. ROW 4: Mildred Carpenter, Gloria Montoya, Clara Paoletti, Donna Reed, Betty Lynch, Mildred Rabb,
Jeanette Flanders, Connie Scantlin, Vontel Brown, Barbara Peterson. ROW 5: Barbara Farell, Betty Lou
Holland, Willene Ragland, Lloyd Biske, Jim Hackett, Leon Marx, Leslie Duff, Cameron Kruhger, Sandra
Mandel, Pat Parks, Doris Russo. ROW 6: Conrad Levitt, John McRae, Bob Livengood, Mary Ann Madrid,
Joanne Anderson, Anita Lynd, Diane Ridenour, Art Heine, Bill Buntin, Sal Collura, Gordon Beele.
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ROW 4: Eleanor Vargo, Nancy Gleason, Marlene Shelton, Nadine Gribhle, Martha Mathias. ROW 2: Laura
Lee Garritou, Leverne 0'Riley, Cathryn Larson, Virginia Schneider, Shirley Criswell, Mabel North. ROW 3:
Joan Morris, Ruth Baker, Mrs. Moore, Guadalupe Ruano, Sharon Lewis. ROW 4: Louise Santinyers.
The A Cappella Choir is a music organization for both boys and girls, and member'
ship is open to any student who can sing and read music.
The Choir sang for the Christmas program, the Easter sunrise service at Occidental
Bowl and the vesper services for both the winter and summer graduating class.
Girls who are interested in group singing find great pleasure in the Girls' Glee Club.
During the year the members not only enjoyed participation in many music activities,
but had many social events.
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The Band is open to any student who is able to play or is interested in playing a band
instrument. This organization participates in football games, and usually puts on a fine
program for the student body. The members Wear attractive uniforms in the Franklin
The members of the orchestra receive fine musical training, and also help enrich the
standards of the school by taking part in assemblies, the Christmas program, commencef
ment exercises, and various activities. The organization participates in many music and
orchestra festivals each semester.
ROW 1: Beatrice Mills, Lois Winn, Judy Perret-Gentil, Barbara Brooks, Robert Bruce, Sylvia Lee, Robert
Murphy, Teddy Johnson, Richard Havens, Roger Rengler, Carlos Ramirez. ROW 2: Jim Beckert, Bob Liven-
good, Phil Emig, Warren Simpson, Jesse Gadberry, Dale Didier, Janet Lathrop, Allen Meyers, Frank Medina,
Howard, Donald Duiford, Frank Naus, Fern Caldwell, Mr. Perry, Director. ROW 4: Bob Meilz, Frank Medina,
Bob Claybough, Dave Jergonson, Vern Trerise, Maynard Chaney, Charles Downs, Louis Formia, William Frye,
Charles Mitter, Jim Eaves, Alfred Merle. '
ROW 1: Beatrice Mills, Lois Winn, Secretary: Tomaline Sharp, Barbara Brooks, Vice Pres.: Bertha Hoffman,
Carlos Ramirez, Ass't Librarian. ROW Z: Mary Lagle, Barbara Reisner, Jackie Bender, Treas.: Marilyn
Halverson, Robert Murphy, Teddy Johnson. ROW 3: Donald Dufford, Evelyn Charles, Alma Drake, Ida Ann
Sheets, Judy Perrist-Genntil, Janet Lathrop, June Heaton, Mr. Perry, Director. ROW 4: Frank Medina, Don
Howard, Jim Eaves, Alfred Merlo, President: Dick Leverenz, William Frye, Dave Jurgenson, Weston Jackson,
Jim Beckert, Russel Ames.
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Scvcral of the social and service clubs of Franklin have taken over the responsibility
of the Lil Civic, a school dance held in the Girls' Gym on Friday nights. This year themes
have included a Senior HB" Dance, SnowfBall Dance, Sweetheart Swing, FootfBall
Dance, Saint Patricks Hop, and a Senior Farewell Dance.
ROW' 1: Natalie Alherty, Renee Gerisher, Thea Beaman, Pat Anderson, Harriet Denio, Suzanne Evans, Alma
Drake. ROWV 2: Charlene Akin, Charlene Jordon, Norman McLeod, Meb Shroeder, Pat Uloutier, Barbara
Beck, VVilbert Inman. ROSV 3: Albert Anderson, Fred Olsen, Don Pruett, Frank Martin, Jim LaToureLl.e,
Jerry Cimmarusti, Dale Frailey. ROW 4: Fidel Pontrelli, Loren Mitchell, Bill Fochler, Chris rontrelli.
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The Masquers Club is the drama club of Franklin High School. The purpose of the
GLJQLLQPJ Masquers is to promote more general interest in drama, to discover dramatic talent among
the students, and to work to present more professional productions for the enjoyment
of the student body and the community.
ROW 1: Miss Vactor, Sponsor: Bob Cosner, Juliette Anderson, President: Bob Pymm, Production Chairman:
Pat Diez, Vice President. ROW 2: Janet Lathrop, Doreen MacDonald, Doris Cass, Jackie Longerbeam, Joyce
Hendrickson, Secretary: Marlene Reed, Victoria Lacasela, Sue Spellman. ROW 3: Dovie Dominique, Nedra.
Nordquist, Pat Lothrop, David Gabarini, Don Hamilton. ROW 4: Verne Trerise, Jim Eaves, James Makris,
Dale Wood, Gabriel Roy. ROW 5: Bill Woodhull, Phil Downton.
Cast for "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay"
Steward .............. Bill Woodhull
. . Doris Cass
. Fidel Pontrelli
. . Pat Dietz
Mrs. Skinner . .
Cornelia Ctis Skinner
Otis Skinner . .
Purser . . . Dale Wood
Stewardess . Janet Lathrop
Dick Winters . Carl Newton
Admiral . . Verne Trerise
. Marlene Read
. Sue Spellman
. David Garbarini
. Joyce Hendrickson
. . Greta Kling
Harriet St. John .
Leo McEvoy .
Therese . . .
Madame Elise . . . . . . .
Monsieur De La Croix ............ Gabriel Roy
Bob Cosner, Directorg Joyce Hendrickson, Production Secretary
The Drama Department opened a busy season
with the October presentation of 'lThe Cat and the
Canary," a mystery starring Lila Gittell, David
Garbarini, Bob Cosner and Arthur Iseglio. Pat Dietz
and Bob Pymm were student directors. Criginal
music was furnished by organist Dale Wcmtud.
"A Thanksgiving for Frieda," presented by
Drama I students and starring Natalie Alberty and
Tony Sullivan, was the November drama offering,
and was directed by Marilyn Klafta.
Juliette Anderson received honorable mention for
her acting in the State Drama Tournament held
during April at the Pasadena Playhouse. The play,
"The Old Lady Shows Her Medals," featured Carl
Newton, Joyce Hendrickson, Janet Lathrop, Pat
Dietz, and Jim Eaves, and was directed by Marilyn
The spring play, 'LOur Hearts Were Young and
Gay," a comedy in three acts, starred Juliette An'
derson and Pat Dietz and was directed by Bob
Cosner. The able cast featured Carl Newton, David
Garbrini, Dorie Cass, and Fidel Pontrelli.
An evening of onefact plays in the Little Theater
closed the season in the customary manner.
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Left to Right: Evelyn Charles, Chuck Williams, Allan Arkin, Charlotte Thompson, Jimmy Eaves, Miss
The Laboratory of Radio Broadcasters is a ciuh composed of students interested in
the different phases of radio: acting, writing, producing, directing, sound effects, music,
and so on.
J, 0Somc of the programs presented hy the Radio Broadcasters in the past have heen
"Nar6issa Whitma1i", "She Stoops to Conquer", "The Miser", "The Great Emancipaf
tor", 'kTo Cure Mamas Sickness", and "The Handy Man".
In March the Radio Broadcasters held a "Radio Popularity Poll", determining which
the high school students. The winners of the poll were inf
club in the cafeteria on April 21, 1949, in their honor.
prograriis were best liked
vited to a hanquet
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ROVV 1: Charlotte Thompson, Publicity Chairman: Tomaline Sharp, Dee Ann Ferguson, Miss L. Assadorian,
Georgia Little, Sect.-Treas.g Violet Latchner, Lillian Waterfield. ROW 2: Margie Chisholm, Evelyn Charles,
Gloria Schulte, Pat Gregory, Jackie Ross, Verona Wilcox. ROW 3: Shirley Knight, Allan Arkin, Richard
Petrich, Charles Williamson, Pres.: Robert Thorne, Gabriel Roy, Lucy Tirella. ROW 4: Ernie Petrich, George
Hoover, Greta Kling, Bill Del i e, Jim Cockerel ' Eaves, Vice Pres. A
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ROW 1: Cadet 2nd Lt. Jim Becker, Cadet Capt. Douglas Low, Cpl. Rob-
bert Pymm, Cadet Ist Lt. Ronald Hruby. ROW 2: Captain Owens,
ROW 1: Don
ROW 2: Jim
The Reserve Cfhcers Training Corps is recognized as
one of the schools outstanding organizations. The primary
purpose of the ROTC is to promote leadership and to
acquaint Cadets with their responsibilities for good citif
zenship. Our unit is the only organization at this school
in which the students teach their own classes, thereby def
veloping qualities of leadership.
The ROTC has many plans for next year, the unit will
be greatly expanded and opportunities for advancement
among the Cadets will be plentiful. The present unit, al'
though small, is composed of well trained Cadets and many
of the school's future leaders are present among them.
Gadberry, Phil Emig, Verne
Trerise, Richard Sellman,
Charles Downs, Don Howard.
ROW 1: Don Coberly, Dana
Sublette, Robert Fowler,
George Svoboda, Merle Fair-
ar, Richard Adrian. Truman
Christian, Robert Madve, Carl
Maroney, Tom Neuwirth.
ROW 2: David McElroy, Sam
Nixon, George Dent, Frank
Strand, Winfield Rinker,
Clarence Feasel, Marcus Vil-
ligran, Bert Trerise, Harry
Wall. ROW 3: Alan Headley,
Paul Bliss, Mason Hamlin,
Lester Wilcox, David Sand,
Larry Nahan, Robert John-
son, Don Jenks. ROW 4: Don
Bondi, Pat Lindsay, Dan
Peters, Walter Suttle, Don
Vaubel, Macel Brolin, Ralph
Donaldson, Bill Woodhull.
ROW 5: Robert Pymm,
Douglas Low, Ronald I-Iruby.
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ROW 1: Benjamin Melbourne, Rodney Graves, George V. Ingles, Randolph Miller, Bob Cosner. ROW 2: Wil-
liam Rose, Leonard Cawelti, John Nicoll, Bill Hensley, Alvin Throop.
ROW 1: Les Duff, Charles Downs, Asst. Mgr.: Mr. William Holdredge, Verne Trerise, Mgr.: Kirk Igou.
ROW 2: Robert Thorne, Charles Williamson, Frank Heffler, Bert Trerise.
ROW 1: Jim Brown, Mr. Lofthouse, Tom Koett. ROW 2: David Lawrence, Bob Johnson. ROW 3: William
Smythe, John Waddell, Rex Poellot.
The Stage Crew is in charge of the stage during all assemblies. It is their duty to build
stage sets, work out lighting effects, set up scenery, and operate the curtains.
The Sound Crew takes care of all the sound effects needed for assemblies and sees that
the microphones are properly adjusted.
The Mechanical Crew are the men behind the press. They have the responsibility of
setting up the type and running off the paper every week.
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ROW 1: Joy Duff, Mary Jane Davis,
Ellis Keeler, Leo Rogers, Diane Ridenour, Pat Anderson. ROW 2: Bill
Woodhull, Miles Nadcl, Mrs. Porter, Don Hall, Phil Downton.
Left to Right: Mr.
Phoenix, Barbara Pressley.
ROW 1: Delvin Calloway, Dale Didier, Mr. Wagner, David Sand, Charles Stutson. ROW 2: John Swade, Leigh
Champlain, Robert Fowler, Donald Vanbel, Bert Trerise. ROW 3: George Ralph, Douglas Beattie, Thomas
Starks, Gene Trott, Rodney Graves.
The Health Commission works toward improving the health conditions at Franklin.
They also sponsor drives and campaigns towards better health.
The Business Qflice is the center of all school business and activities. Tickets are purf
chased here for any pay events, such as pay assemblies or athletic contests. Also, students
may purchase school supplies here.
The projectionists are responsible for showing motion pictures to the school. All prof
jectionists must be licensed operators.
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ROVV 1: Larry Caminiti, Gordon Beale, Bill Haisman, Don Pruett, Bob Beal, Delvin Callaway, Rennic Tejada,
Glenn Huffman. ROW 2: Eddie Stowell, Bill Chase, Wilbcrt Inman, Ronald LaBarre, George Hoff, Richard
Balzano, Ronald Pendleton, Jerry Cimmarusti, Frank Tinkham. ROW 3: Cecil Fuller, Glenn Allen, Kenneth
VVagncr, Bill Flick, Charles Robertson, Doug Beattie, John Nicoll, Hubert Vogt, Jack Hill, Raymond Mar-
tinetto, Coach Hess. ROW 4: Leland Edlefson, Bill Palmer, Fred Olsen, Richard Smit, Carl Newton, Curtis
Connyers, Claire Alexander, Melvin Whittaker, Larry Jenks, Mitchell Craig, Bennie Briegel.
Proving to he one of the greatest comeback teams in the history of Bendorn, Frankf
lin'5 1948 football team, coached by Frank Hess, returned to the pigskin throne they
vacated in 1947.
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GEQRGE INGLES GEORGE HOFF FRANK TINKI-IAM FRANK HESS
Junlor Varsity Coach Captain All-City Center Varsity Coach
As the season progressed the line formed about Frank Tinkham, fa bulwark on the
defencej. Glen Allen and Larry Caminiti plugged the holes at guard. Rueben Tysell,
Eddie Stowell, and Wilbur Inman carried the brunt of the offensive load until an eligif
bility ruling shot the backield full of holes.
As the future darkened, up shot Bob Beal, until now a reserve halfback, to play the
three greatest games of his life and carry the Panthers to a championship. Bob's incredif
ble performance won him a spot on Mory Kapp's 'LI-Iall of Fame". Franklin rolled to five
straight victories including a 13fO conquest of Narbonne in the Milk Bowl. As the time
for the city playfoffs came around more injuries cut through the Bens team and the inf
jury riddled Panthers dropped a l3fO decision to the powerful Garfield Bulldogs.
Frank Tinkham fonly a juniorj received a berth on the nrst string AllfCity team as
center. Bill Chase and Eddie Stowell were named on the third string. Tinkham, Chase,
Stowell and Inman placed first string AllfNortherng while Hoff, Beal, and Pendleton
landed berths on the second teams.
Opening their quest for the '48 Northern
League Championship the Hessman lost a
heartbreaker to Polytechnic 12 to 6. The Bens
scored their only tally late in the first half on
an offftackle plunge by halfback Rueben Tysell.
The Parrots tallied their first touchdown early
in the fourth period, as Wananabe, a 200
pound guard, intercepted an attempted Ben
screen pass and rambled sixty yards to pay'
dirt. Capitalizing on Ben errors the Mechanics
pushed over the winning touchdown late in
the final minutes of the game.
Zlmnl-En 33 - slfnmfn 6
Avenging last year's defeat by the Lincoln
Tigers, the Panthers rolled over the Bengals
by the onefsided score of 33f6, in the Pasadena
Rose Bowl. Sparked by the running and pass'
ing of left halfback Rueben Tysell, the Bens
tallied five touchdowns and rolled up an amazf
ing total of 455 net yards gained. Eddie Stof
well, reserve half was the only player to score
two touchdowns as he tallied in both the third
and fourth quarters. Clyde Lamberton, Del'
bert Archer, and Wilbert Inman scored the
remaining three touchdowns.
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Scoring in the last three seconds of play on
a fourth down desperation pass, a weakened
Ben eleven upset the previously undefeated
Belmont Sentinels with a 14113 victory. The
Panthers tied the game 1343 on a beautiful
last second aerial by Eddie Stowell which was
caught by left end Ronnie Pendelton on the
dead run, deep in the end zone. When the oflif
cial gave the touchdown signal the clock had
run out six seconds. Charles Robertson came
in and booted one through the uprights to give
the locals their second win of the season.
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In the first night league game in the history
of Franklin, the Panther pigskinners won a
hard fought 7 to 6 victory from a lighting
Wilson eleven in the Rose Bowl. Again
Charles Robertson saved the game as he did
in the Belmont tilt, by booting the winning
point. The Ben's only touchdown came late in
the second period as Eddie Stowell rifled a
twentyfyard aerial to right half Bob Beal who
snared it on the Mule five yard line and raced
into the end zone.
Z7mnMn 33 - Wafafaff 6
Clinching their fifth Northern League
Crown in six years, Franklin's powerful grid
squad ran roughshod over a weak Marshall
team by the lopsided score of 33 to 6, Display'
ing a crushing running attack the Panthers
rolled up and down the Held almost at will.
The Bens tallied in all four quarters with Wil'
bert Inman and Bob Beal scoring two touch'
downs apiece and Charles Robertson scoring
on an intercepted pass. The longest run of the
day was Bob Beal's sixtyfone yard touchdown
jaunt on a reverse.
51mnMn 13- Wafdonne 0
Franklin met Narbonne in the first contest
of the annual P.T.A. Milk Bowl held in the
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Novemf
ber 27. The Bens tallied twice during the
twenty minute period. Cn the second play of
the game Bob Beal scored on a fiftyfthree yard
aerial from Eddie Stowell. Charles Robertson
booted the extra point. The second touchdown
was made on a four yard plunge by Wilbert
Inman. The Panthers left the field with a 13fO
victory, which was the largest score run up by
any team that afternoon, and led the North
to a 33f21 victory over the South.
Eddie Stowell George Hoff
Ronnie Pendleton Bill Chase
Glenn Allen Gordon Beale
Robert Beal VVilbert Inman Bill Haigman
Charles Robertson Dun P1-uett
Ronald LaBarre Jerry Cimmarusti Cecil Fuller, Mgr
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ROW 1: Robert Bronson, Ronald Price, Glenn Hulfman, Roy Hayden, Maynard Chaney, Jimmy Murphy.
George Ralph, Ray Barker, Jim Afaganis. ROW 2: Lloyd Cawelti, Frank Shields, Kenyon Manning, Tony
Kaylor, William Hillis, Wally Jones, Bill Chuck, Gary Johnson, Bob Bowman, Chuck Stewart, Coach Ingles.
ROW 3: Phil Downton, Albert Mullins, Bud Smythe, Larry Jenks, Glen Pfaught, Don Wadsworth, Donald
Bathe, Jack Watts.
This years jayvee squad, mentored by Coach George "Red" Ingles and captained by
Glen Huffman, ielded a fair team which carved two wins out of their pigskin schedule.
Highlights of the season were a 6fO triumph over Los Angeles High School and a 6fO
victory at the expence of Marshall.
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LINE: Sal Collura QEJ, Mike Turkington QTD, Kenneth Oelrich QTJ, Joe Flores QGJ, Ronald Taylor QCL
Dave Abedor CGD, Lloyd Biske QED. BACKFIELD: Dale Frailey QI-IBD, Bill Rucker CQJ, Lyman Gorrel QFD,
Jim Clapham fl-IBD .
This years Panababe squad, mentored by Coach Meb Schroeder,
proved fairly successful as they won two out of ive league games and
their only practice game. The team was strengthened by returning
lettermen Sal Collura, Joe Flores, Charles Eddy, and Bill Buntin.
The season opened as Phil Lozano sparked the "Bus to a 12fO vicf
tory over Eagle Rock in the Rose Bowl, At Poly the next week the
Panababes hit a brick wall, and received a 21f7 pasting. Highlight of
the day was a 93 yard jaunt to a touchdown by star halfback Phil
Lozanoi To prove themselves the Schroedermen came back to defeat
league champion Lincoln by the score of 7f6 However, all hope of the
league crown was shattered in the next game, in which the Belmont
Sentinels trounced the locals 2OfO. Undaunted, the Panther B's ref
turned to the Rose Bowl and stopped the powerful Wilson lighties in
an exciting game.
The Panababes were paced by halfback jim Clapham, who's passing
and running was superb. Standouts on the line were guard Joe Flores
and center Ron Taylor. The last game of the year found the Panababes
dropping a l3fO decision to the Marshall Barristers. Joe Flores cap'
tained the Ben lighties, while Dale Frailey garnered outstanding play'
Ll0!'d Biske Sal Collura Bill Buntm
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Bill Rucker, Mike Guinta, Joe Flores, Guy Woodhouse. ROVV 2: Bill Tracy, Kenneth Oelrich, Dale Frailey,
Chris Kimbrough, Charles Eddy, Jerry Goodrich, Bill Bzmtin, Lloyd Biske, Tom Koett, Benny Dyas, Bob
Kimmey, Ronald Taylor, Tony Guerra. ROYV 3: Leslie Duif, Mike Turkington, George Gilbert, Jim Clapham,
Don Gayle. Lyman Gorrell, Benny Constantino, Bob Young, Julio Fernandez, Bob Milz, Jerry Proctor, George
Hoover, Jim LaTourette, Dick Leverenz, Bill Parsons, Charles Scott, Sal Collura, Jerry Minor, Charles
Miller, Coach Shroecler. ROW' 4: YVesley Fry, Lyle VVedemeyer, Bob Guth, Lloyd Jacobs, Bill Howie, Chuck
Thorson, Ed Turney, Ed Naclle, Bob Rios, Maurice Guinn, Jimmy Hackett, Sydney Paul. ROW 5: Louis
Kilchenman, Tom Starks, Jim Hartley, Norman Sanders, Dick Patton, John Hayden, Claude Fiddler, Jack
McDonald, Philip Barrow, Bill Bauleke, Charles Ferrel.
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The 1948 edition of Franklin's varsity cage team proved to be a disappointment as far
as won and lost records were concerned. Despite an apparent wealth of material, Coach
Clarence Ebers' charges dropped 18 straight contests without a victory.
jay Nelson was high point man this year for the Bens. Nelson hit his peak in the
Lincoln encounter as he registered 18 points to wind up twelfth among the city's top
Jay placed second string AllfNorthern squad, while guard Bob Mailhot landed a
berth on the third team.
Franklin's B Basketball team wound up the '48 schedule with the Northern league
crown in their possession. It was the first B casaba championship in the history of Frankf
lin. The team was coached by Coach Clarence Ebers, but the main exponent in this sucf
cessful season was Leon Marx, who scored the most points of the season and was high
point man in every game. Leon reached his peak in the Wilsoim game, when he chalked
up 21 points for the blue and buff.
The B melonftossers won 8 out of 10 league games and went to the city tournament.
By a mere three points, the Panababes lost to the Hollywood five, which, incidentally,
went on to cop first place in the city tournament.
The hard hitting first string was as follows, Leon Marx and john Alabozak, forwards,
Frank Martin and jack Coombs, guards, and Robert Crafton, center.
ROW 1: Jack Coombs, Frank
Martin, Leon Marx, Robert
Crafton, John Alabozak,
ROW 2: James Stewart, Ro-
land Crandall, Alfred Orre-
lano, John Rew, Ben Mil-
bourne, Coach Ebers.. ROW
3: Pat Baccari, Bill Miller,
Tom Breslin, Stanley Green,
Jack Myers, James Woode-
Although lacking in quality and strength
this year's C team was outstanding in spirit.
Bruno Cieotti captained the team to fourth
place in the league standings.
ROW 1: Elwood Kingsland, Bruce Wcndling, Eugene Hen-
rickson, Bruno Cocotti, Charles Corrigan, Dennis Finnerty.
ROYV 2: John McRae, Ray Benson, Michael Angst, Frank
Hendershot, Ray Mushet, Dale Wood, Coach Spangler.
ROW 3: Harold Bclttary, Ernest Espenshied, Bill Nicholl,
Dcnnic Edwards, Luther Medina, Bobby Lee, Tommy Chase.
This year's"D"Baskethall team coached
by Tony Spangler did not finish too well
in the win column. However a great deal
of experience was obtained by the mem'
bers for future Ben teams.
ROW 1: Bill Martin, John Swain, Phil Fennil, Chuck
Comore, Jim Lcverenz. ROW 2: Riley Marquis, Coach
Tony Spangler, Mac Dimple.
ROW 1: Riley Marquis, Louis Formia, Robert Horowitz, Jerry Cimmarusti, Carl Newton, Stanley Stewart,
James Fenton. ROW 2: James Calentis, Robert Caderet, Joseph Sprndeley, Joe Guinta, John Cobles, Tony
Guerra. ROW 3: Eugene Trott, Gordon Gilbert, Coach Frank Hess, Richard Barrymore, Gerald Cagle.
Franklin's gymnastic squad proved to be a bitter disappointment. Last year, the Ben
musclernen swept undefeated to their polar crown. This year they won but one league
meet, and took fifth place in the league. Coach Frank Hess, shifting from his usual basef
ball post, mentored the apparatus team. Standout, and high point man for the Bens, was
Riley Marquis, who competed on the highfbar, freefex, and tumbling.
In the Northern league meet, Carl Newton topped the Bens by copping a third on
the long horse. Riley Marquis, Bob Caderet, and Tony Guerra garnered thirds in their
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Falling below the pinnacle attained by the teams of the previous two years,
Franklin's track team of 1948 proved to be one of average quality.
Under the guidance of Coaches Clarence Ebers and Tony Spangler the Ben
cindermen captured two dual meets and dropped three.
As the season opened the Panthers gained revenge for their defeat of the
previous year by crushing Eagle Rock in a practice meet 61 2!3f42 1!3.
The journey to Marshall proved a disastrous one as the Panthers absorbed a
75 2!5f28 3X5 licking. Allan Carver copped a blue ribbon in the 880 in 2:O9.4
while Leon Marx cleared eleven feet for a first place tie in the pole vault.
Tough luck again dogged Franklin as they met Poly on the Parrot's oval. They
fell just short of victory by a 5 3f5 1 count. Thaddeas Taft, Poly's terrific sprinter,
copped the century and furlong dashes in times of 10.1 and 22.6. He was closely
followed by Dale Frailey and jim Clapham in each dash. The Panthers scored
clean sweeps in the pole vault and shot put, while the batonfpassers were vicf
torious in the mile relay.
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ROW 1: Bill Parsons, Conrad Leavitt, Wayne Hendrickson, Leon Marx, Claire Alexander, Frank Martin,
Lloyd Biske, Dale Frailey, Doug Beattie, Charles Scott, John Macchia, Sal Collura, Frank Turiace, Bill Flick,
Don Pruett, Allan Carver, James Clapham, Wilbert Inman. ROW 2: Coach Spangler, Ronald Price, Stewart
Smith, Rennie Tejada, Curtis Wildish, Tom Breslin, Royce Turner, Ray Barker, Jay Nelson, Frank Tinkham,
Bill Palmer, Robert Crafton, Don Goforth, Ed Barnard, Edward Davis, Delbert Archer, Coach Ebers. ROW 3:
Ronald Younger, Don Dixen, Bud Smythe, Robert Rose, Doug' Barrymore, John Waddell, Bill Chuck, Don
Gillette, Bill Haisman, John Nicoll, Charles Starks, Glen Pfaught, Don Beale, Bill Rucker, Bill Tracy, Tyman
Garrell. Delvin Calloway.
In Belmont, Franklin tackled the eventual Northern League champions and
came home with a 6866 loss for their troubles. Bright spots however were
Allan Carver's 880 victory and Stewait, Smith's nosing out Sonny Gillette in
Next on the agenda was highly touted Lincoln with such A11 City stars as
Erbie Schopper, Emilio Alcantar, and Bendel Rio. And while the Bengal supf
porters gasped in amazement the Bens proceeded to trounce their rivals to the
tune of 5 7Mf46Mp. Erbie Schopper proved to be no fluke, however, as he reeled
off a recordfshattering 21.6 furlong and a 10 feet century. Carver pulled the
upset of the day as he outfkicked the favored Ben del Rio in the 880 in the fast
time of 2105.4-. Franklin's relay team also toured the mile in the speedy clocking
of 3 :O8.9.
The Panthers concluded their oval meet schedule by thumping Wilson 75 f29
on Moore Field. Eddie Stowell scored a win triumph with a 10.4 one hundred
and 21 'SMH in the broad jump. Other blue ribbons for the Bens were Carver
in the 880, Clapman in the 220, Barker in the shot put, Haisman in the low
hurdles, and Smith in the mile and the mile relay team.
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ROW I: Milton Fagan, Pat Baccari, Eugene Grazer, Dick Leverenz, Charles Miller, Robert Rios, Robert
Vishanoff, Ronald Taylor, Philip Lozano, Mike, Guinta, Lawrence Qualls, Dennis Finerty, Bill Helmoth. ROW
2: Coach Ebers, Pete Millar, Robert Johnson, Roland Crandall, Robert Milz, Claude Fiddler, Alfred Poplawski,
James LaTourette, Don Springer, Jim Burch, Eddie VonDelden, Roy Benson, Frank Medina, Coach Spangler,
Melvin Shellman. ROW 3: James Woodyard, Don Milz, Alfred Catania, Roger Rengler, Robert Clayhaugh,
Robert Pierson, John Gulic. Elwood Kingsland, Frank Hendershot, John McCrae, Julio Fernandez, Jack
Heirst, Ernest Espenshield, Dick Baker, Albert Anderson, Conrad Saltero, Mgr.
Franklin's B track team of 1949 had the earmarks of championship
team before the season opened, but when sprinter Dale Frailey moved
up to the varsity ranks the Panbabe's hopes were rudely shaken.
Opening their quest for glory the Bens rolled to a 5966 conquest
over Eagle Rock. Dale Eraiiey copped a double victory in the Sprints
and anchored the victorious relay.
Although they took six out of eleven possible firsts the Panbabes
dropped a 5342 decision to Marshall on the Barristers cinderpath,
"Lopin 'Lon Lozano turned a double win for the Panthers as he copped
both the high and low hurdles. Other impressive Wins were Dick
Leverenz, high jumpg Ernie Petrich, 660g Bill Helmuth, hundredg and
Claude Fiddler, 1320.
A trip to Poly proved to be disastrous as the scantyclads received a
66 U3 to 28 1X3 shellacking. The only Ben blue ribbons were Dick
Leverenz in the high jump and Ernie Petrich in the 660.
Keeping their victory string alive the Panbabes crushed a strong
Lincoln B team to the tune of 4968. The outstanding mark of the day
was Eugene Grazer's 19'8" leap in the broad jump.
Concluding their dual meet season Franklin's B's were upset by a
powerful Wilson squad 5 9 5f6f34 1!6. Bryan Flynn and Don Catalina
captured individual honors for the Mules and for the day. Flynn
knocked oif a triple win, while Catalina scared one win and two seconds
to singlehandedly spell the defeat for the Bens.
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Robert Trott, Bill Nicoll. ROW 2,: Coach Spangler, Richard Brooks, Austin Emerling,
Manuel Cutaia, Charles Comarre, Joe Guinta, Coach Ebers. ROW 3: James Woodyard,
Mgr.: Richard Byrne, Dick Barrymore, Larry Broeklemeier, Riley Marquis, Conrad
This year's team although game in spirit failed to capture one vicf
tory. They were hindered by the lack of material and depth.
A practice meet with Eagle Rock produced the most points as they
went down to a 41f29 defeat.
The C scantyclads then proceeded to drop five straight league meets.
Joe Quinta, Dick Marrymore, and Jim Fenton were the only consistant
point getters the Bens were able to produce.
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Franklin's defending baseball champions failed to recapture the Northern
League Crown, but they did a good bid for the top spot. Coach Meb Schroeder
again coached the horsehiders, but he had lost some outstanding players. Fred
Garner, spectacular pitcher of Hall of Fame distinction graduated along with
Bob Maras, Corko Perez, and Ed Strickland,
This years pitching staff was headed by Aaron Ross, a right hander, and Fred
Olsen, veteran southpaw. jay Nelson, alias "Ozark Ike" spearheaded the Ben
banning attack, and occupied the cleanup spot.
The Panthers opened the league, meeting Belmont at "43" playground, Bel'
mont's home field, Fred Olsen was on the mound for Franklin and is credited
with the 4 to O victory. Highlight of the day was jay Nelson's double with two
men on base, which accounted for half the Ben's runs.
Returning to Moore Field, the Schroedermen blanked Marshall for their sec'
ond league victory. Aaron Ross was on the mound for Franklin.
Jack Schram, Memo Gemberling, and jay Nelson all played superb ball. Roll'
ing ahead, the Panthers met their age old rival, Lincoln. Coach Schroeder elected
Fred Olsen to face the Railsplitters, and face them he did, as the Tigers fell 5
to O before the Panthers blistering onslaught.
The end of the irst round found the Panthers facing the Wilson Mules. A
bad day found the locals on the wrong end of the final score, the hrst setback of
the season, and Fred Olsen's Hrst loss.
As the second round opened, Franklin again faced Belmont. This time Schroef
der sent Aaron Ross against the Sentinels. Last year Ross was pitching for Belf
mont, but he took the mound determined to pitch his best for the blue and buff.
The game was a thriller from start to finish, a veritible pitching duel. Late in the
game, Ross came to bat, and jim Stewart was on base. Coach Schroeder sig'
ROW 1: Jack Schram, Don Gayle, Bill Hensley, Richard Drehr, Bill Buntin, Dale Didier, Kenyon Manning
Roy Hayden. ROW 2: Charles Stewart, Curtis Conyears, Stanley Green, William Miller, Melvin Gemberllng
James Hancock, Eddie Stowell, Coach Meb Schroeder. ROW 3: James Stewart, Aaron Ross, Tom Woolsey
Jay Nelson, Loren Mitchell, James Afaganis, Fred Olsen.
naled and the squeeze play went into effect, and Stewart scored for the only
run of the game. Aaron Ross was credited with a no hit, no run game against
his ex alma mater.
The shock of the season came as Franklin again faced the Marshall Barristers.
Aaron Ross had a bad day, as did the whole team, and Marshall scored an im'
pressive upset. This setback put the crown out of reach of the local nine.
Although they didn't keep a perfect slate, they proved their skill by beating
some highly regarded teams in practice. The U.S.C. Frosh team was one that
fell before the Panther jaugernaut.
Franklin's linefup was as follows: Jay Nelson, catcherg Jimmy Hancock,
first baseg Loren Mitchell, second base, Jim Stewart, third base, Jack Schram,
short stop, james Afganis, left field, Melvin Gemberling, center field, Dick
Dreher, right field.
Standouts were Jim Hancock, Jack Schram, jim Stewart, and Melvin Gem'
Cokelet, Sherinfan, David Rowan. ROW 2: Don Binder, Don Hall, Mr. Hess, Lee Rogers,
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X 4 ' ,I - lat 'c prcgggu at Franklin. This sport, knowing no special season and having carry'
jf o gi? rllater life, offers the squad members a splendid opportunity for competif
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Left to Right: Carlos Ramirez, Fidel Pontrelli, Gene Wyatt.
Franklin's yell leaders have a job that takes plenty of skill, coordination, and personf
ality. The tradition and morale of the school is contained in the songs and yells that they
lead. Fidel Pontrelli and his assistants did a commendable job at rallies, games, as well
as assemblies. They deserve plenty of credit.
ROW 1: Barbara Farny, Treasurer: Marilyn Paxson, Cheer Leader: Katherine McCoy, Badminton Head:
Barbara Matson, Vice President: Alma Drake, President: Joyce Day, Secretary, Janet Clark, Terah Dripps,
Cheer Leaders. ROW 2: Ellis Keeler, Harriet Van Camp, Catherine Consologio, Margie Chisholm, Mary
Ester Acosta, lrene Berteaux, Daphne Townsend. ROW 3: Nancy Cutting, Marion McGregor, Tomaline
Sharp, Mary Jean MacPherson, Mildred Rabb, Betty Lynch, Margie Davidson, Betty Anderson. ROW 4: Bev-
erly Crouch, Larraine Katts, Darlene Valenzuela, Gerry Hendrickson, Marilyn Roy, Jackie Ross, Mary
Muirhead, Betty Purdy. ROW 5: Mable North, Lidell Barry, Marjeanne Brubaker, Mrs. King. Gretta Cling,
Tennis I-lead: Nancy Miller, Carol Sundberg, Dorothy Lohrey. ROW 6: Delia Ozeta, Pat Pacuilli, Lucy Tirella,
Nedra Nordquist, Jackie Bender, Janis Molander.
ALMA DRAKE BARBARA MATSON JOYCE DAY
President Vice President Secretary
The Girls' Athletic Association organizes the extrafcurricular sports
program for the school. The social affairs of the organization are a
party for induction of new members at midfterm and an installation
luncheon near the close of each semester. This year the club attended
a playday at Fremont High School in November and one at Hollyf
Wood High School in March. Franklin's G.A.A. held a playday in
May at which Eagle Rock, Marshall and Polytechnic teams competed.
Left to Right: Beulah Nelson,
Geraldine Clark, Willie Miller.
Margaret Ulrich, Lena Hagemeier, Elizabeth Hensel, Anna Espenshield,
ROW 1: Ray Bird, Harold Bryant, Stewart Crandall, Lewie Wepler, Helen Cinderell, Laura Haines. ROW 2:
Pearl Paddock, Beulah Keaton, Paul Hoffman, Vera Taylor, Bea Washington. ROW 3: Mary Miller, Lora
Seamans, Rufus Martin, Julius C. Hall, Woodrow Rousseau.
Nutrition and lunch period is made more enjoyable by the choice selection of food
provided each day by the cafeteria. Besides providing the faculty and students with
food, the cafeteria staff also prepares banquets and breakfasts for club activities.
Much credit is due the custodians. Without them, we would have unkept lawns, and
dirty halls, which we have tried to abolish at Franklin High School. The custodians make
our campus one we can be proud of.
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Traditionally our yearbook "THE ALMANACH has been printed at COLE-
HOLMQUIST, Inc., one of Los Angeles' finest qualityfprinting plants, located at
1228 S. FLOWER STREET, LOS ANGELES.
Here you see Mr. Horace Stone, Production Manager at ColefHolrnquist, showing
Jacqueline Longerbeam and Douglas Low how the "Almanac" is printed.
MISSION ENGRAVING COMPANY
Douglas Low and Jacqueline Longerheam carefully watch the engraver place one
of the Almanac photographs on the plate for reproduction. The engraving in this book
is a tribute to the excellent quality of workmanship performed by MISSION EN-
GRAVING COMPANY, 421 EAST SIXTH STREET, LOS ANGELES.
VlLETA'S MEN'S SHOP
Don Hamilton and Ruth Eraser shop for a
suit with a tie to match while jim LaTourrette
is being helped to pick a tie by Gloria Lively.
VILETA'S makes the task of shopping easier.
S631 NORTH EIGUEROA STREET.
AN DERSON'S PHOTO SHOP
Ruth Lowe is showing the selection of
greeting cards for all occasions to Charlene
jordan and Barbara Hickman. ANDER-
SON'S PHOTO SHOP, 5811 NORTH ElGf
ueroa STREET, is also known throughout
Highland Park for its fine camera supplies.
HIGHLAND PARK FORD
Pat Anderson, Suzanne Evans, and Albert
Anderson enjoy a thrilling ride in the new
1949 Eord convertible. "This beats them all",
they Say of HIGHLAND PARK FORD,
6000 NURTH FIGUEROA STREET.
HOUSE OF MUSIC
Shirley Smith, Bette Hoffman, and Jim
LaTourette are listening to some top tunes ref
corded on the new RCA Victor longfplaying
records at the HOUSE CF MUSIC, 5704
NORTH FIGUEROA STREET.
FRANKLIN FLOWER SHOP
Miss "X" receives the weekly orchid with
jackie Bender looking on. Ranee Gerisher is
her name and she is one of the popular girls
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Radford admire some of the beautiful num'
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at GARBE'S JEWELRY STORE, 5813
NORTH FIGUEROA STREET, the favor'
ite jewelry spot for Ben's student body.
HIGHLAND PARK CHEVROLET
We can see a bit of envy in the eyes of jim
LaTourrette, Frank Martin, Gloria Lively,
and Norma jean Anderson as they enjoy a
ride in the new 1949 Chevrolet convertible
"dream car" -from HIGHLAND PARK
CHEVROLET 5001 NORTH FIGUEROA
J. EDMUND WATSON STUDIOS
The photographs appearing in this year's
Almanac are the work of the photography
tearn of Mr, Watsoii and his son, of the
WATSON STUDIOS, 7508 SOUTH CEN'
TRAL AVENUE, LOS ANGELES.
DOLLY MADISON LADIES WEAR
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styles of the day, Mary Millar is showing Bette
Anderson and Lois Winn a blouse from the
fine selection at DOLLY MADISON'S
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