Fremont High School - Flame Yearbook (Oakland, CA)
- Class of 1941
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Miss Edith Garner, Mr. Hans
Hansen, Miss Hattie Haub, Miss
Elizabeth Hiner, Mr. Ben-Ami
Kaplan, Mrs. Frances E. Mohr,
Miss Edith Newton, Mrs. Lucile
Quellrnalz, Miss Myrtle Richey,
Mrs. Doris Sandstrom, Miss Elsa
H. Shadall, Mr. lohn Bunting.
Mr. Harold Boles, Miss Alice
Anne Brennen, Miss Gertrude
May Forge, Miss Thecla Garvey,
Miss Thelma Missner, Miss Le-
nore Nickison, Mr. Edward I.
Planer, Miss Reba Polson, Miss
Avice M. Saint, Miss Alma Ad-
arns, Mr. Edward l. Albrecht,
Mr. Vincent Anselmo, Miss
Edna M. jones, Mrs. Wilhelmina
DR. REX TURNER
MR. RICHARD KRETSI NGER
MISS PATRlClA MOORSHEAD
Miss Katherine Alexander, Mrs.
Lillian M. Anderson, Miss Ade-
line B. Brohm, Miss Ruby I.
Burford, Miss Beatrice B. Bur-
nett, Mrs. Mabel Curryer, Miss
losephine Devine, Miss Alice
Dillon, Miss Mabel L. Ellsworth,
Miss Lynette Furley, Miss Eliz-
abeth McMillan, Mrs. lean By-
ers Medley, Mrs. Ada H. Plum-
ley, Mrs. Katherine C. Rankin,
Miss May Robison, Miss Vir-
ginia Socolofsky, Miss Minnie
Sorum, Miss Viola Weamer.
Miss Elsie Allen, Mrs. Irma
Burke, Mrs. Marjorie B. Coch-
ran, Mr. Frederick Cooper, Mr.
William Dunlap, Mr. Harry C.
Eckhotf, Mrs. Ruth Elberson,
Mrs. Mattie F. Gary, Mrs. Edith
Hillblom, Mr. Ierome W. Kint-
ner, Mr. Walter Maurus, Mrs.
Carolyn Maxwell, Mrs. Grace
MUSIC - ART -
Mr. Arden Allen, Mrs. Violet S.
Cobb, Miss Omo Grimwood,
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Dadmun, Mrs.
Verna M. De Witt, Mrs. Helen
M. Dozier, Miss Myrtle l. Har-
mon, Miss Mary Walters Heyn,
Mrs. Dorothy Leeman, Miss
Alice G. Plummer, Miss Hester
S. Gamble, Miss Alice May Wil-
liams, Mrs. Hedda deCivray,
Miss Ann Brutton, Miss Aimee
Mrs. Mildred Nor Down, Mrs.
Margaret Hedstrom, Mrs. Em-
ma H. Reitf, Miss Corinne
Sweet, Mrs. Mary Gladys Teel,
Mr. Emil N. Bansmer, Mr.
Ralph Bennett, Mr. Robert E.
Gilbert, Mr. Loren N. Stevens,
Mr. Willis H. Watrous.
GIRLS' AND BOYS'
Mrs. Freda Sydney Baker, Mrs.
Roberta D. Bedell, Mr. Harold
Berven, Miss janet E. Cameron,
Mr. Robert F. Curran, Mr. Frank
M. johns, Miss Ann Rita, Kram-
er, Mr. Frederic Ludeke, Mr.
Leo W. Pawek, Sgt. Clarence
W. Peterson, Mr. William S.
Rockwell, Mrs. Lola F. Tweedieivf
jOHN R. BUNTING
Mr. Bunting Says
To Mr. Bunting, who has been
our adviser, counselor, and friend
for the past three years, we the
graduating class of january, l94l,
sincerely dedicate this Flame.
We appreciate the ti m e,
thought, and guidance you gave
each one of us as we came to
you with our many problems, and
hope we may return in the future
successful men and women be-
cause of your encouraging words
As this Flame goes to press, we of the high senior class meet each other in the halls
with mixed emotions. Our three years together rapidly draw to a close. The Flame, so
much a part of Fremont, is also a part of us, the class of january, l94l. Most of you,
as individuals, know your counselor's hopes for you. As years go by, come back to
Fremont and let us know the details as these hopes come to fruition.
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CLA S S
Barbara Abel Bill Gray Doris Tapley
Lawrence Abreu Bernard Acton
Mafy A'be'S Betty Albright Robert Allen
Ruth A"1fl'10"1Y Annette Armstrong Raymond Atfield
Lue Baldwin Ernest Ballard ' Keith Banfield
Lillian Cramer Nancy Curtis
Al Dias Bruno Di Ciucci
Walter Ehlert Barbara Eppley
David Farrell Madeline Filipich
Ernest Fraga Frank Franz
Beverly Frey Milton Frost Ted Fullmer Alice Furtado
Mary Gallettine Athene Ganiats David Garliepp Katherine Gerbart
Bob Glockner Bella Goldberg Mariorie Goodison Hazel Gothesen
jackie Grogan Virgil Guerra Rita Halder Carroll Hall
Leonard Hancock Tom Hancock Doris Hanson Eloise Hansen
Wallace johnson Raymond lohnsfon lean losephs Walter Kaiser
Barbara G. Kendrick Barbara King Wyatt Kirfh Arvid Korling
Raymond Kretz Robert Kruse Lyle Kurtzner Helen Lakis
,lames Lawson Marjorie Lays Russell Leach Edward Leavitt
Virginia Lee Bruce Leppla Sigmund Lewand William Linford
Betty Ann M
Rose Marie Ortiz
Mitsugi Neishi '
Carmen Nelsen Rodney Newmen
Marilyn O'Donnell Betty Ogburn
Nobuko Omura Bette Oppeclal
Reese Oversteg lvlarcelle Paris
julius Pemei' Walter Perreira
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Barbara lean Schmitt
Annette Saunders Doris Saunders Keith Schmidt
Eleanor Scholtz lack Scott june Selsor
Lillian Shephard Chester Shurtleff Isabelle Silva
Bill Skinner Herbert Smith Ralph V. Smith
Eloise Spamer Louie Spincich Bonnie lean Stammer
Lauraline Sterling Virginia Stobing Nadine Storer lack Stover Ruth Strobel
Gus Stromgren lean Stuart Beatrice Stuhlmacher Robert Surrell Dorothea Sutton
Antoinette Szybalski Harry Takasian Marve Taylor Bessie Thompson Dolores Thompson
Marion Thompson Dana Tocchini Leo Tocchini Helen Tocci Emily Toci
Hugh Tower Marian Train Nadine Tripp Olga Truss lim Tullis
lean Van Amburgh
Harry Varena Milda Wagner Fay Wales Margarette Wallace
Loyd Ware Dorris Wasarhaley Helen Washburn Bob Weis Marianna West
George Whalen Flora White lack Williams Cordon Wood Duane Worthington
Bob Wright Merna Wurthmann Patricia Young Robert Youngstrom Cedric Wood
CAMERA SHY IN MEMORIAM
Elizabeth Copeland D Louis Ebner Norman Thompson George Lord
Frank Brown john johnson
Bernard Brown Mary Mosca
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Editor Faculty Adviser Sports Editor
Thelma Carcler Betty Wicks .
Assistant Editor Feature Editor l3Ckk9Opl5UlgJTOr
Yvonne Boerner Bea Swartz
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Bill Hildebrand Helen Jamieson
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Faculty Adviser Editor
Beverly Frey Phyllis Riehl
Art Editor Assistant Editor
Gordon Frey Bruce Leppla
Advertising Manager Assistant Business Mgr
STAFF AT WORK
CLASS HIGHLIGHTS . . .
LIO - Class Officers: lack Corder, class chairman.
BIG AND LITTLE SISTER PARTY . . . The theme of the party being nautical, the
decorations and programs were carried out in "ship-shape" form by the LIZ girls,
who entertained the girls of the class at this traditional get-together on Thursday,
February I7, I938.
MAY DAY . , . Tradition gave our class the responsibility of decorating the door of
every classroom in the building with a May Basket filled with flowers. lack Corder
was general chairman, Betty Mathias, chairman of the flower committee: Beverly
Frey, chairman of the art committeeg and Donna Harris, chairman of the food com-
HIO - Class Officers: Bob Wright, president: Donna Harris, vice-president: Rhoda
NEW GYM . . . Construction on our long-awaited modern gymnasium was started
Monday, November 25, I938. The ground-breaking exercises were held at I I :OO a.
m. on the same day.
SOPHOMORE HOP . . . Amid the atmosphere of the Alps and the surroundings of
an Alpine Lodge llater converted into a refreshment standl we enjoyed our first big
social event together onffhursday, December l, I938. The program featured a group
of novelty numbgswalph Peterson's orchestra played for dancing.
LII - Class Ofiicgrs: Don Buntain, president: Eleanor Ludwigsen, vice-president:
Eloise Spamer, s I
ST. PATRICICS DAY ' 'SERT PARTY . . . Replacing the traditional Ll I tea, we had
a St. Patrick's Day Dessert Party for our parents on the evening of March 9, I939.
The purpose of the evening was to get our parents acquainted with the aims of a
modern high school. A short program was offered, which featured a monologue by
HII - Class Officers: Rhoda Hollenbeck, president: Doris Freeman, vice-president:
Betty Albright, secretary.
NEW GYM COMPLETED . . . Our new gymnasium was publicly inaugurated on
October I3, I939. Fremont held open house for the occasion, and between eleven
and twelve hundred parents from the community attended the affair. At the request
of the student council and the Fremont faculty, the Board of Education approved
naming this gymnasium in honor of a man who gave the best part of his life to our
school, Mr. H. D. Brasefield.
IUNIOR PROM . . . A barnyard frolic was the theme. Several bales of hay and thirty-
five yellow pumpkins made an appropriate setting. The girls dressed in gingham and
the boys in jeans. This memorable event took place on Thursday, December 7, I939.
Rhoda Hollenbeck was the student chairman of the affair.
LI2 - Class Officers: Clyde McAuley, president: Eleanor Ludwigsen, vice-president:
Edith Payne, secretary.
BIG AND LITTLE SISTER PARTY . . . Life-size replicas of Cinderella, the prince, the
fairy godmother, and others, aided in carrying out the theme for this party, held on
Thursday, February IS, I94O. The girls of our class played hostess to the LIO girls,
presenting for them a novelty program, which featured a skit entitled "Cinderella"
HI2 - Class Officers: Bill Gray, president: Doris Tapley, vice-president: Betty Sulli-
SENIOR BALL . . . The Ball was by far the most colorful and most memorable event
of our high school career. Stardust was the theme, which was carried out by a I2 x
I4 foot mural depicting a boy and girl sitting on a hilltop gazing ata starry sky. lack
Buckingham and his sweet swing orchestra were engaged for the event. The Ball
was held on Friday, December I3, I94O.
MEMBERS of the class of january '4l who received recognition pins from the Oak-
land Press Association are: Betty Mathias, Phyllis Riehl, Marve Taylor, Ken Dunham,
Mitsugi Neishi, Doris Tapley, Mary Miller.
SENIOR DINNER . . . The Senior Dinner, our last social event together before gradu-
ation, took place on Friday, january IO, I94I. Bill Gray, Helen lamieson, Gerald
Roinestad, Eleanor Ludwigsen, Bert Holland, and Alice Schnaidt presented talks.
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lLeft to rightl: Frederic Ludeke, B squad coach, Leo Pawek, head varsity coach, William Rockwell, assistant
varsity coach, Walter Maurus, assistant B squad coach.
First Row Left to Right: Figg, Theobald, Whalin, Moody, Mackin, Boyle, Hofmann, Storey, Wood, Murphy,
Second Row Left to Right: Ponsi, Coppes, Youngstrom, Rivers, Perreira, Balugo, Mills, Yean-ian, Olson, Reilley,
Third Row Left to Right: Mgr. Ritchie, Nelson, Duncan, Shannon, La Russa, Bain, Fenstermacher, lardin, Cori,
Fourth Row, Left to Right: Andrews, Mgr.g Osegueda, Golden, McKnight, lmsen, Brown, Benigno, House, Chase,
FOOTBALL SUMMARY . . .
Led by two all-city linemen, co-captains George Whalen and Charles Storey, the Fremont Tigers battled
themselves to the second rung on the O.A.L. ladder. A swift striking passing attack with all-city halfback Art
Murphy throwing and the two all-city ends, George Whalen and Gordon Wood, catching the ball was supple-
mented by the powerful ground attack starring fullbacks Merle Theobald, lack Coppes, halfbacks Art Murphy,
lack Reilley, Leo Tocchini, and quarter back Earl Figg. Figg was a brilliant field general, always pulling the team
together and capitalizing on the breaks. As a blocking back Leo Tocchini was among the best. The line was the
strongest part of the team. Flanked on both ends by all-city players, Whalen and Wood, and anchored at the
middle by all-city Bob Boyle, the line out-charged, out-fought and outplayed every other line in the league.
Taclelef Carlj Moody and guards lim Mackin, Ken Hofmann, Bob Mills and Toby Perreira made up the rest of the
wa o go .
When asked after the season had finished about five minutes previously if he thought the season a success
Cfimach Pawek bubbled through tear filled eyes in his inimitable manner, "They are the greatest bunch of fellows
ave ever had."
FREMONT 0 - TECHNICAL 0
The highly touted Bulldogs came to the Fremont saw-dust pit to hold a supposedly weak Tiger team to a
scoreless tie. Coach Pawek uncovered a new kind of attack that astounded the Tech squad. lack Coppes found
a gapping hole at left guard and used it for many yards. ln the final quarter Keith Mann sped around the
ends behind some excellent blocking to give the pups a scare. The most interesting feature of the game was the
kicking of Tech's Ed De Barnabo. One kick traveled over seventy yards.
FREMONT I8 - OAKLAND 0
The Tiger goal line was still impassable at the end of the second game. The Fremont passing attack really
opened up in this game. Art Murphy made the Cats' pass defense look like a sieve, by completing passes almost
at will. The game also uncovered a new star in the person of Merle Theobald, a sophomore fullback who bucked
the Cats' line to pieces. Figg scored the first touchdown on a 45 yard pass from Murphy. The two other touch-
downs were executed by Murphy and Theobald. Both were completed by short line bucks over center,
FREMONT I2 - McCLYMONDS 2
Once again the Bengals romped on to victory on the swift moving passing attack. Both touchdowns were
scored as the result of passes, one from Murphy to Whalen and the other an interception by Eugene "Tiny" Balugo,
reserve center. Balugo went in when the man of the week, Bob Boyle, was injured. He intercepted one of George
Mendoza's passes to run behind seven man interference to a touchdown. The Tigers' goal line was not crossed
but a blocked kick resulted in a safety for the Macks. The first touchdown came after Murphy had completed
passes to Wood, Figg, Coppes and Whalen in succession.
FREMONT 0 -- UNIVERSITY 0
The Fremont varsity came its closest to collapse in a dead, thrilless game. The passing attack bogged down,
the running was poor and the blocking generally ineffective. The man who saved the day was Art Murphy, his
passing was good but the catchers could not hang on to the ball. Figg, Whalen, Wood and Coppes each caught
two passes and that ended the Fremont offensive. Leo Tocchini proved a surprise as a ball carrier. Uni was held
to their own territory for the most part and were a distinct disappointment.
FREMONT 6 -- CASTLEMONT 6
A terrific battle resulted on the meeting of the two grudge teams. lt was one of the most "manly" games
of the season. The Fremont touchdown was scored by Merle Theobald on a twenty yard run. Merle swivel-hipped
his way through and around the entire Knight team in the best run of the season. Every play in the book was
used by both teams in a battle to move past the 40-yard line. The last quarter found the game opening up with
both teams trying to make a last minute score to win the game. On a blocked kick Hoffman of Castlemont picked
up the ball and was pulled down by Gordy Wood in a beautiful shoe-string tackle.
ROOSEVELT I9 - FREMONT I2
The high-riding Cowboys of Roosevelt swept over the startled Tigers in a surprising upset. Expecting an
easy game the Tigers were set back on their heels and beaten in a few lax moments. joe Penzini interceptd a
pass, Bob Bargas, and Hank Marquis passed and ran over and around the Tigers to touchdowns and Fremont was
beaten. ln the third quarter the Tigers came to life momentarily when the passing attack opened up the Ted
defense and Merle Theobald cracked through the line to two touchdowns. Theobald went over for the first one
and Murphy tossed one to Tocchini for the other score.
FREMONT I2 - SAN LEANDRO 0
This game was being played for two weeks in advance at the Tiger campus as San Leandro had already
won the O.A.L. title. Coach Pawek devised a defense for the tricky Pirate attack and the league-champions were
set back roughly. lack Coppes and Toby Perriera were the two biggest guns of the Bengal team and every man
played his best game. Chuck Storey and Gordy Wood were a Gibraltar on the left side of the line as were Per-
riera and Whalen on the other. Power and passes were the keynote once more in the Fremont attack, and they
pushed the Bucs around at will. Coppes scored both touchdowns on short bucks through the center. The victory
over the Pirate eleven gave Fremont the moral crown of the season.
All in all, the season was a great success and showed the true power and ability of a muchly underated Tiger
eleven. The team scored 60 points and had 33 scored on them. The amazing fact that they scored IO touch-
downs and not one conversion reflects in no way the quality of the team. Whalen, Storey, Wood, and Murphy
were put on all-city teams and Hofmann, Perriera, Mackin, Figg, Coppes, Mills, and Theobald received all-city
recognition. lt was a great season and a great bunch of players. Coach Leo Pawek did an excellent job of making
a team good that was supposed to be second rate. If a coach of the season must be chosen it must be Coach Pawek.
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