Gardena High School - El Arador Yearbook (Gardena, CA)

 - Class of 1929

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CI arabor Volume 24- Cbitebanb puWisfieb bp tubent Jgotrp t t t (Sarbena, Calif. 1929 MITOME OYAMA Dedication For their beautiful pictures which already hang in our auditorium, for their invaluable contribution to our Purchase Prize Art Exhibit, for their unfailing sympathy and aid in the project of art education which we have undertaken, we respect and ad- mire the ai ' tists of Southern Cali- fornia. Through them, the students have gained a truer understanding of art. The Staff, then, sincerely and gratefully dedicates this edition of El Arador to these artists. Prolo. gue In this volume of El Arador, we have attempted to carry out the theme of art — particularly that of Southern California. This has been done in or- der to bring to the students a little more forcefully the importance of the excellent collection of paintings we have in our auditorium. Copies of these appear throughout the book. It is our hope this will keep alive in the, minds of Gardena ' s students, the memory of these beautiful pictures. J MR. WHITELY ' S MESSAGE The paintings that hang on our walls have been called our " silent teachers " . They represent not only a beautiful land- scape, but as well, the personality of an artist who is at- tempting to bring to us a beauty perhaps we would never have seen. " Page Four MISS CRUMP ' S MESSAGE Emerson has said, " Though we tra vel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. " Tiige Fhe ' Within ihy walls, I Kace touched the siarti7ig place of all my greati ess " Tcige SI. " And lijn means more, a boundless store, Since we have trod thy iva s " " Page Seven " hope t iy paths of duty will be the way to glory " Page Eight " Hoiv criidly sweet are the echoes that start When memory plays an old tune on the heart! " Tage C i_ine 3u inunrtam CATHRYN COLSON Class Winter 1932 ' Peace, peace! She is not dead, she doth not sleep. She hath awakened from the dream of life. " ' P ' ige Ten Administration ' Page Eln ' n The Faculty Principal, Mr. Whitely Vice Principal, Miss Crump English Department Miss Roripaugh, Head Miss Brown Miss Hinsdale Miss Orcutt Miss King Mrs. Walker Mauieraatics Department Mr. Pinnell Mrs. Maxfield Mrs. Tyler Music Department Dr. Kingsley Mr. Crawford Art Department Miss Hagen Mrs. Voelker Physical Education, Boys ' Mr. Freeman Mr. McGinnis Physical Education, Girls ' Miss Stephan Miss Dickey Mechanic Arts Department Mr. Glass Mr. Loomis Mr. Miller Mr. McLendon Mr. Moore Librarian Mrs. Leonard Science Department Mrs. Fairbanks Miss Combs History Department Misd Friebel Mr. Hummel Miss McKenna Commercial Department Mr. Aid, Head Mrs. Cattern Mrs. DeSambad Miss Ferguson Miss Perry Language Department Mrs. Costenbader Miss Pendleton Domestic Science Department Miss Miller Miss Moloney Mrs. Scott Agricultural Department Mr. Pitman Counselor Mrs. Whedon Secretary Mrs. Bell Book Room Miss Peterson Tiige Twelve MR •,„;■-:;..- v.; .. . ,, .Y MuCRAWFC:; CORCH FUttMRN M«.GLI ; . MlSi HlN DftLt S i;r F[ it tL Mrar Fi lt CW K Ml HAGEN Mt CrtiifUN Mr Pt AM AP M«j L£ONI I D Ml CRUMP MIf DICKE-Y Ml KINC Ml . CO TE«BM)eR Ml B«Nm MR; BfcLU Mu: COM» MUJ PfcRSU JN KIr.MILLE-R Ml McKENNft Mn PITMAN Mrt COTT Mr f TYLtl Mr PINNtLU Ml PENDLFTOM Mrj-.WHEDON COACH MtGlNNl MR (flcLEMPW Mir PETtR EN Mlf MIUEI MR MDOftE Mlf yT PMAN Mn MAXFlErUO WIJ B0UI HU1N Ml PEIJW. Mr VOELKER MrWHITELY Mr WAUKEK Mi l Ol lPftUCH Ml OI?CUTT Tiige T hirteen The Commission " ffc, ' " COMMISSION will improve with the years. We have had a d fine beginning; just think what it will be in a few years from V _Vnow! " That is what they said just after the commission form of government was organized in Gardena, and indeed it was a prophecy. The commissioners for this year were Robert Felt and Charles Brun- zell, affairs ; Elizabeth Williams and Nonie Moore, welfare ; Eleen Walburg and George Matthewson, arts; Lawrence Bourquin and Herbert Tatsch, athletics ; Gene Carlson and George Bateman, safety ; Vernon Harper and Betty Blanchard, junior high; Mrs. Whedon was faculty adviser to the commission for the entire year. The secretaries were Opal Wheeler and Le Ella Murphy. Several changes have been made this year in method of administra- tion. The student court was abohshed completely and the guide system w?s changed. The old form of ground guides and hall guides has been discontinued and in its pl?.ce we have the senior control system. This new system has proved very satisfactory. Fewer students have cut classes and there has been a decided improvement in the condition and appearance of the grounds. The students are coming to realize that each has his per- sonal responsibility in keeping order and happiness in the school. The social activities of this year have also been a success. A senior high school party was planned by the commission and held in January. The attendance at this party was very large and everyone reported a good time. Two commission parties were held and the commission said, " They were the best fun of the season. " A film, " The Making of O ' Malley, " was shown to the student body. The aud. calls for this year were especially entertaining, for the commissioners discovered much talent in our student body. Pleasing variety wrs found in the special aud. calls which were given over to our Junior Lions Club, Varsity Club, Dramatics Classes, etc. The commission also arranged for a progam of assemblies which proved highly entertaining because of their unusual interest. Each aud. call was in charge of some one department in the school and the program wa built around the work of that department. The commission has been very active and through the cooperation of the student body, the enterprises of the year have been successful. " Page Fourteen COMMISSION ' Tdge Fifteen Hanson Puthuff ' s " Hills of Ma- jesty " was purchased by the class of ' 28 in the first Purchase Prize Art Exhibit last year. This picture is thought by many to be the most beautiful in our col- lection. ' } age Sixteen Classes Tcige Seveitleen IR. PINNELb NORA KING Pres, Class ' 28 G. A, A. Ex. Boird ' 29 Sec. Dr.imj Club 28 Prcs. Ground Gride ' Committee ' 29 LombcrJt Lid. ' 28 ROGER GATLIN Footbj ' l ' 27. ' 28 Yell Leader ' 28 C ' ;is: Pres ' 28 Sr. C1.1SS Treas. ' 28, ' Sc:. Varsity Cub ' 28 Drama Club ' 29 Poor Nut " 29 Sport Ed. Lark H. S. Publicity Mgr. OPAL ■WHEELER Comm Sec ' 28 Pres. G. L. ' 29 V. Pres. Sr. Cass ' 28 V. Pres. Jr. Class 28 Pres. Cass ' 27 El Arador Staff ' 29 Pres. Philophronia So:. JACK AHLBERG Fire Chief 29 El Arador Staff ' 28. ' Bookstore Mgr. ' 28 Lark Bus. Mgr. ' 27 French Club Commercial Club Track ' 29 Lombardi Ltd. " 28 Poor Nut ' 29 KEN.II YOKOVAMA Mcch. Draw. Club Press Club MISS STEPHAN WILLIAM DARNELL Football ' 26, ' 27. ' 28 All Marine League Fullback ' 28 Baseball Letterman ' 27, ' 2 Baseball Capt. ' 29 Sr Class Pres. ' 29 Mikado ' 26 If I Were King ' 27 Fire Crew ARAH CONNER L A High ' 27. ' 28 Drama Club ' 29 Athenian (C. S. F.) El Arador Staff ' 29 Lead in Poor Nut ' 29 CHARLES BRUNZELL Comm. Safety ' 28 Comm. Affairs ' 29 Sr. B Class Pres. ' 28 Spanish Club Athenian Society Yell Leader ' 28 El Arador Staff ' 29 Bookstore Mgr. ' 28 Capt. B Basketball Team ' 29 (;race iler Came from Clovis Union High School ' 29 Pres. Commercial Club ' 29 Lark Editor ' 29 MIAEKO HASHII Athenian Society Spanish Club Tage Eighteen CLIZABETH WILLIAMS Lcjd in Lombard! Ltd. ' 28 C orcncc ' 28 El Arador Staff ' 28 Editor ■2 ) Comm. Welfare ' 28 Head of Stair Guides ' 27 Orchestra ' 27. ' 28 G, A. A. Exec. Board ' 28. ' 21 V. Prcs. BI 1 Girls I ' HIMP TKITER Four ' I ' car Basketball l.etterman Varsity Club Tennis Team ' 28 Lark Staff ' 28 Class Sec. ' 27 Social Science Club Spanish Club GENEVA V-ALES Drama Club ' 28. ' 29 G. L. Rep. ' 27 Glee Club ' 28 V. P. Sr, Class ' 11 Corresp, Sec. G. A. A. ROBERT FKI.T f-ombaW ' 2R. u Yell Leader ' 27 Tennis ' 28 Comm, Affairs ' 29 Prcs. Athenian ' 29 Varsity Club ' 28, ' Poor Nut ' 29 CLARICE FREEMAN V. P, Drama Club ' 28 Clarence ' 28 Lark Staff ' 28 Make Up Girl ' 28. ' 29 Poor Nut ' 29 Glee Club GEORGE BATEH.AN Comm. Safety ' 29 Track ' 28. ' 29 Ticket Mgr. ' 28 Lark Staff ' 27 Varsity Club Spanish Club Tennis Club ' 28 Social Science Club EUGENE CARLSON Comm, Safety ' 28 Chairman Ground Guides Fire Crew ' 28. ' 29 Glee Club ' 28 If I Were King ' 27 Drama Club lARGlERITE GALPIN Social Science Club Glee Club ' 27. ' 28 G. L. Rep. ' 28 V P, Class ' 28 Drama Club ' 27, ' 28 WILLI.A.M BOEHLERT Comm, Athletics ' 27 Comm, Affairs ' 28 Football Lctterman ' 26. ' 27 Football Capt, and All Marine League Quarterback ' 28 Baseball ' 27. ' 28 Track ' 28 Athenian Society Boys ' League Pres. I " . I ' LINE COOPER Orchestra ' 2 7. ' 28 French C ' ub ' 28. ' 29 L5rama Club ' 29 Elections ' 29 Sec. G. L, ' 28 Ass ' l. Ed 29 Exchange Ed. ' 28 Head Stair Guides ' 28 ROV TRACV Football ' 26. 27. ' 28 Pres, Press Club ' 27. ' 28 Prcs. Varsity Club ' 29 Baseball ' 28. ' 29 Basketball Mgr, ' 28 Stage Crew ' 28 Track ' 29 11,1, IE MOI.INE Si,,ial Science Club Press Club Tdge CSjiieleen LESTER SEVERTSOIV Class Pr« ' 27 Football ' 28 Service Point Committee ' 28 Yell Leader 28 Varsity Club ' 28 J ' oor Nul ' 29 MARIE POWERS Class Pres. ' 27 Vice Pres. G. A. A. ' 28 Pres, G. A, A. ' 29 Pres, G, L. ' 28 Vice Pres. French Club ' 27 Lombardi Ltd. ' 28 Daddij Lung Legs ' 17 LEVEARN FHYE Track ' 28. ' 29 MARGARET EASTMAN Vice Pres. G. A A. ' 27 Pres. G. A A. ' 28 Sec. Sr Class ' 28 Press Club ' 28 ALVIN TRACY Football ' 26. ' 27. ' 28 Pres. Glider Club ' 29 Ground Guide Fire Crew Poor Nuf ' 29 HELEN GRANICZNV Huntington Park H S. ' 27. ■28 EUIVOLIA MOORE Taft H. S. ' 26. ' 27 Comm. Welfare ' 29 Spanish Club ' 28 Drama Club ' 29 Book Store Ass ' t ' 28 G L. Rep. Pres. Jr. Girls ' 28 CLARENCE REES Football ' 29 Lark Editor ' 28 Stage Crew Mgr. ' 28 Fire Crew Sub-Lead in Poor Nut ' Drama Club Varsity Club GRACE POSSETT Came from Wichita ' 28 Library Club Glee Club World Friendship Club GEO. MATTHEWSON Mikado ' 26 It I Were King ' 2 7 Sub-Lead Daddy Long Legs ' 27 Sub-Lead Clarence ' 28 Sub-Lead Smilin ' Thru ' 28 Lead in Lombardi Ltd. ' 28 Pres. Drama Club ' 28. ' 29 Comm, Arts ' 29 Spanish Club NELDA COY G. A A Ex. Board ' 28 Class Trcas. ' 28 Usher ' 29 Lombardi Ltd. WILFRED SHl ' LTS Franklin High School ' 27. ' 28 Chief Motion Picture Oper- ator ' 28 Poor Nut ' 29 Sr. Class Sec. Drama Club French Club 29 Tage Twenty DOROTHY ROBERTSON Spanish Club Drama Club Ste, St. Class ' 29 JACK MeDOUGAMi Capl, D B.iski. ' lball Team Yell Lender 28 Sec. Press Club Spanish Club C Track HABKL KOBATA Spanish Club Athenian Society Class Sec. Treas, ' 28 Commercial C lub V. P. JIHMIB NEWILIi Lead in Smtlin ' Thru ' ' 28 Lead in The Poor Nul " 29 Pres. Press Club Pres. Mech. Draw. Club Clarunce ' 28 Football ' 28 Varsity Club Drama Club High School Quartette KATHLEEN GOSS Pres. Library Club ' 29 Glee Club Mikado ' 26 Spanish Club Lark Staff 29 ROBERT COURTNEY Ficnch Club 3.29 WILLIAM HILLMBR Football ' 27, 28 Fire Crew Stage Crew Spanish Club Varsity Club ANNA MAY RYAN G. L, Rep, ' 28 Spanish Club Commercial Club KANAIMI HAMAKO Capt, C Track Team ' 27 V, P, Mech, Draw Club ' 27 Director Mech, Draw, Club ' 27 Ground Guide ' 29 Press Club ' 26. ' 27. ' 28 DOROTHY HARTER Social Science Club Studio Club Glee Club DONALD BODGER Football ' 28 Track ' 28. ' 29 Pres, Spanish Club Orchestra ' 28, ' 29 Band ' 28. ' 29 lOLA MURDV Spanish Club Page Tuenty-one HAROLD JACOBS Football lettcrman " 26, ' 27. ■28 Stage Crew Scc-Trcas. Drama Club ' 29 LEKA ITO Rcc. Sec. G. A. A. ' 28 G. L. Rep. ' 28 Athenian Society (C.S.F.) Commercial Club Spanish Club EDWARD THIJSH Mech. Drawing Club AURORA TAIVAKA French Club JOHN JORGENSEX Baseball 2 8. ' It Press Club Varsity Club LE ELLA MURPHY El Arador Staff 29 Comm. Sec. ' 29 Athenian Society Spanish Club Ground Guide Committee CONSTAXCR MASON V. P. French Club ' 28 Ground Guide Committee ' 29 Press Club ' 28 Social Science Club ' 28 G ce Club ' 27 TAKATOSHI TAMURA Mech. Draw. Club Spanish Club VAEKO KURAMOTO Commerci il Club Spanish Club Sec, .Athenian Society WILLI.4M FRIED I. X Press ( lub Director ' 28 Mechanical Foreman ' 28 Mech. Draw. Club ' 27. ' 28 JANE HAY. 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C 3 O a O • ' — - ' 3 03 OS 15 3 7- -COl-5 03 O -tJ -c OS 03 o J2 !- CS O OS !Pd £ Ttveitty-fk ' e Senior B ' s ' LTHOUGH being a ckiss of only six members, the B12 ' s have dis- tinguished themselves. Practically every student of the class of W ' 30 represented the school in athletics. The Tatsch twins played tackle on our chmapionship football team of ' 28. Herb is captain elect for the 1929 team. H: ' .rry Ulrich served in the backfield this year. Law- rence Bour(iuin and Martin Bowser were lettermen on the heavyweight basketball team. Bourquin and H. Tatsch were also on the baseball team. The Tatsch brothers were represented in the art and drama depart- ments. Frank has some excellent oil paintings to his credit. Herb has taken part in several school plays. With their faithful adviser, Mrs. Walker, the class, with their ready talent, should have a bright future. Junior A ' s This year the All students have been in rlmost every activity and have shown a loyal spirit to their school. On the winning football team were Linton Mobrrry, manager, Bruce Doherty, Hueston Harper, and John Avedesian. The captain of the class " A " basketball team, Edward Rueweler, was of the All class. In track ev- ents, Bruce Doherty, Hueston( Harper, Richard Worthen, and Ed Rueweler were outstanding. In the " Poor Nut, " Ahce Sampson wrs a " sub-lead. " Herman Kennedy, the popular soloist, was also a member of this clrss. Charles Conn was one of the inter scholastic debators. The ?rt commissioner was Eleen Walburg. Junior B ' s The Bll class was the largest mid-winter class Gardena has ever had. Because of this, many new classes were opened the last semester. The class was well represented in various clubs. Harold Black and Dorothy Mae Collins belonged to the debating society and made a very splendid record. In the music department, Gwendolyn Moreland was Glee Club director and Dorothy Mae Collins was concert mistress. Helen Ahlberg, Betty Mowatt, and Anna May George were members of the book-a-month club of Los Angeles. Margaret Cato, Margaret O ' Haver, Fred Burns and Russell White were presidents of the class this year. Mai ' garet O ' Haver, Mary Matsuo, Harold Black, and Glenn Olson were secretaries. ' Pjge Ttve ily-six D-ii cuft y. Tjge •Tzceiity-seven Sophomore A ' s aP AND DOING " is our motto, and we follow it, too! There were three divisions of AlO ' s. Miss McKenna ' s boys had many educa- tional programs during the. home-room period. Their presidents were George Hutton and Robert Morrow. Miss Hinsdale ' s group of girls had a regular schedule for each day of the week. The president of this group for the first term was Martha Flew- elling, and the second semester, Ruth Atkinson. The other class of AlO girls, with Miss Hagen for their adviser, Hu- genia Snyder, the president in September, and May Yamauchi the president elected in February, has been making use of their time by designing costumes for " 0-Cho-San. " Although we have had but one party, which was last Hallowe ' en, we expect to have many more. And we mean to be a livevly bunch of seniors in 1931. Sophomore B ' s The BlO ' s are very proud of their class room standards. They have all worked together diligently in everything they have done. They pai-- ticularly starred in " Clean up week " , when they came in second. At junior high stunt parties, the class received first prize once for the best stunt, and at another time, honorable mention. Many of this class were in the various school activities. They were well represnted in the Glee Club, Orchestra, and Band. A number of the girls earned fifty athletic points when in A9, and were initiated into the G. A. A. as soon as they came into the high school. Mr. Mc Lendon, and Mrs. Tyler were the home-room teachers for this class. Vocational Class The vocational class, or Smith-Hughes class as it is sometimes called, is a strictly trade class in ruto repair. All boys in this class were chosen after a tryout of 10 to 20 weeks. The adviser of this class was Mr. Glass, the head of the Mechanical Arts Department. Mr. Moore taught related drawing, and Mr. Mc Lendon related mathematics and science. The after- noon was given over to shop work of the most practical sort under the direction of Mr. Loomis. An important feature of the work of this class was the cooperative arrangement between the school and the industry. Two boys worked " week about, " while one was in school, one was at work. Up to the present time, we have placed two boys at the Dodge shop, two at the Studebaker, and two at the Ford. Ptige Tzieiity-eig it B-10 ClfiiJJ VOCATIONAL CUA - Tiige ' T:ce it -niiie The Junior High School ' HE JUNIOR high school began the year with a get-acquainted £ ( j stunt party. Much originality was shown by the various classes. Prizes were awarded to B7 boys and B9 girls for the best stunts. The project for the year w s to tile the drinking fountain in the cafe- teria. " 0-Cho-San, " a delightful Japanese Operetta, was given on March 21 and 22 to raise the necessary funds. At Christmas time the cless rooms responded in the true spirit of Christmas and each filled a basket for a needy family in Gardena Valley. The baskets filled with food, clothing, toys, and books, were greatly appre- ciated by those receiving them. Members of the council helped in distribut- ing these. As one edition of the Lark was given over to the junior high, the Fledgling found its way to the hands of all students. The original stories and poems were found to be of great interest. Athletics also played an important part in the lives of the students. The boys have taken pTt in most of the major sports, while, the girls have the monogram club to which they belong when they have darned a suffi- cient number of points. The assemblies were carefully planned to interest the students in expression and initiative. Our yell leaders, Bsrt Moore and John Fisher, and our song leader, Mary Ellen Foster, did a great deal to put enthusiasm in our meetings. The council, a group of reprcsentitive students, is to be highly praised for its splendid cooperation in working out the projects of the junior high school. Members of the council for the first semester were Vernon Harper, commissioner ; Frank Andrews, vice president ; Elizabeth Juhasz, secretary. The representatives were B7, Amy Kurata and Bobby Dickson ; A7 Mary Yamauchi and Shigeo Yasatake ; B8 Agnes Mae Eaton and Oliver Medicus ; A8 Helen Huffman and Clyde Watts; B9 M ' lry Alice Dwyer and Frank Andrews ; A9 Elizabeth Juhasz and Luverne Bernhard. In the second semester there was a representative from each home room. Thciy were as follows : Betty Blanchard, commissioner ; Raymond Toomey, vice president; Sybil Walker, secretary. The representatives were as follows: B7 Dorothy Armstrong and Millard Kaler; A7 Catherine Hurley, Marion Burns, Pauline Precder and Glen Smith; B8 Mary Corea and William Eto; A8 Mamie Hivner, Frances Rees, and Myrtle Williams; B9 Sybil Walker and Eugene Donnelly; A9 Josephine Ahlberg, Sam Crites, Sophia Lack and Raymond Toomey. Miss Friebel was the: council ' s Fac- ulty adviser. ' P.igc Thirty A-5 CLA y ' Piifie T h ' irt -one A-7 CLA-J B 7 CLA ' Page T h ' ut -l ' .vrj School Calendar ig28 ' ig2g Sept. 11 — Whoopee! School starts! Sept. 21 — Yell Leaders chosen. Sept. 26 — Mrs. De Sambad returns. Oct. 4 — Girls ' League Party. Oct. 5— G A. A. Girls and Boys P?rty. Oct. 5 — Playday at Narbonne. Oct. 5 — Jr. Lions give " Bab. " Oct. 24— Jr. High Stunt Party. Oct. 24— Faculty - P. T. A. tea. Oct. 25 — Football rally - handsome profiles ! Oct. 25 — El Arador staff chosen. Oct. 26— Spanish Club party. Oct. 30 — Faculty Hallowe ' en party Nov. 2 — Scholarship banquet at Banning. Nov. 2 — Dan Toby speaks. More fun ! Nov. 2 — Press Convention at Compton. Nov. 2— " Thieves in the Night " and " Fourteen. " Nov. 12 — Community Chest Drive begins. Nov. 15 — French Club party. Nov. 17— G. A. A. Stunt Party. Nov. 22, 23— " Lombard! Ltd. " Dec. 20 — Football Banquet. H. Tatsch elected captain. Jan. 10— Drama Club hold theatre party. Jan. 11 — Scholarship banquet at Gardena. Jan. 18 — Senior High Party. Jan. 18 — " In the Spring a Young Man ' s Fancy — " Jan. 24— A-11 English Test. Jan. 25 — Nomination speeches. Jan. 25 — Jr. Class party. J-n. 25 — Commission party. Jan. 31 — Jr. High Commencement. Feb. 1 — New commissioners in- stalled. Feb. 1— " Making of O ' Malley " Feb. 1— Varsity Club Hop. Feb. 2 — Scholarship theatre party. Feb. 8, 9— " The Poor Nut. " Feb. 14 — G. L. installation. Feb. 15 — D r a m a Club makes " Whoopee! " March 7 — " Jazz " is debate sub- ject. March 8 — Varsity Club assembly March 15 — Jr. Class party. March 19 — Playday at Gardena. March 20 — Pomona Women ' s Glee Club. March 21, 22— " 0 Cho San. " March 22 — Marine League Track Meet. March 22— Spanish Club party. March 23 to April 1 — Spring vaca- tion. April 5 to 23— Art Exhibit. April 5 — Scholarship banquet at Long Beach. April 23 — Community Night. April 26, 27— " Quality Street. " May S — May Day Fete. May 17 — Junior-Senior Reception. June 6, 7 — Senior Play. June 14 — El Aradors issued. At last! June 25 — Baccalaureate. June 26 — Commencement. June 27 — Jr. High Commence- ment. June 28 — Last day of school. ' Page TAh y-t iiee " Lingering Snow " , by Jack Wil- kinson Smith, is one of our older paintings, having been pur- chased by the class of ' 23. Tage Thirty-four Actkdties ' Page ■Thiity-jive it i r f EL v ARADOR sSTAFF 1929 _ ( 60 y .T ' llt ' Tj ' PiJg T iirfy-six Tlie LARK Application |AII-City I Brings Promii ry 28 ionors TKe Lar c aNDER the direction of two very capable editors, the Lark has been guided thi-ough a successful year. The first semester Clarence Rees was the editor with Lorraine Dennis as associate editor. Other members of the staflf were: Elma MichKelis, features; Roger Gatlin and Bruce Doherty, boys ' sports; Patricia Tabb, girls ' sports; Charles Conn, exchanges ; Charle Kunert and Morris Tsutsumi, distribution ; Earl Forbes and Elmer Batchelder, advertising; Clarice Freeman, editorials. With the exception of two members, the staff was composed of stud- ents entirely new in the field of journalism. Grace Her, editor-in-chief, did some very fine work during her teirm. Clarice Freeman was rssociate editor; Agnes Anderson, managing editor; Kathleen Goss, news editor; Marjorie Owen, exchanges; Marjorie Owen, sports, assisted by Russell White and Lester Whalley; Mildred Cochran, features; Dorothy Mae Collins, Herald correspondent and girls ' sports; distribution Herbert Tatsch ; advertising, Elmer Batchelder ; subscriptions, Lawrence Bourquin ; foreman, William Friedman. Tage •Thirty-sev! Band • fc HE HIGH School Band h?s made more progress this year than (r ever before, " says Mr. Crawford, director. Thei-e are fifty en- V V rolled ; twenty-one girls and twenty-nine boys. Last fall they sup- ported the football term and aided them to victory. For the first time the band has had uniforms. They first appeared in them at the Armistice Day Parade at Gardena. Besides these appearances, they have been to the new Alamo Theatre twice and have a standing invitation there. This year they are making a feature of standard and popul ir music with a change of music each week. They have appeared in assembly several times and enlivened the program with their " peppy " numbers. Orchestra The orchestra this year has been quite active. They played at the student body plpys and at the junior high operetta, " 0 Cho San " . Dr. Kingsley has had a successful year with his orchestra. The members were: Pianos, Evonne Eckert, Bernice Fredrick Mil- dred Moss and Ruth Sevier; first vioHns, Dorothy Mae ColHns (concert mistress), Etha Rowe Kepner, Frances Olney, Marie Hennis; second violins, Grace Thompson, Elma MichaeHs, Grace Murphy, and Ralph O ' Leary ; first cornets, John Hardmr .n and Lloyd White; second cornets, Alfred Goddard and Ray Foster; clarinets, Dick Van Herpen ; flute, Clyde Watts; drums, Herman Kennedy ; f rench horn, Muriel Smith ; bass. Jack Fossett ; double bass, Edwin Kennedy; trombone, Donald Bodger, Frances Gray, Mary Ellen Foster. This group has given the school cause to be proud of it. Glee Club The Glee Club in this school h. s been an organization of long standing. This semester it has done several prominent things, such as appearing before the women ' s club of Gardena, the high school P. T. A., in several assemblies, and at various other performances. Last semester the uniforms for the girls were chosen, being pastel shades in a symphony of orange. The conductor was Pollyanna Zaharis. This term they gave a prologue for " The Poor Nut " , directed by Gwendolyn Morland. She was the leader for this term. The combined glee clubs, under the direction of Dr. Kingsley, are planning many more interesting events. Tage Thirty-eight %M ' .«E--5 bANP I GLEE CLUB Pagtf ' T hirty-ninc Girls ' Athletic Association ; fc HE GIRLS ' Athletic Association has another successful year to its C credit. In membership, it grew from 29 to 93 girls. In activities it %. V was constantly busy. Among its many events were the Traditional Boy-Girl Party, a Stunt Party, Christmas Alumni Party, Griffith Park Trip, Mt. Wilson Hike, Playd?,y, Progressive Dinner Hike, Balboa Trip, Aud Call, and a full sports program. This year this organization undertook to supply a centerpiece for the fountain in the patio. Pop-corn sales, cooked food sales, and a pay Aud. Call, were the means used to raise the funds for this project. The officers for the two terms were: Margaret Eastman, Marie Pow- ers, Pres.; Gladys Harvey, Lorraine Dennis, Vice Pres. ; Leka Ito, Nora King, Rec. Sec ' t.; Geneva Vales, Ruth Sevier, Corr. Sec ' t. Monogram Club The Monogram Club has existed in our school for four years. From just a small membership, we have grown until we now have fifty active members. Those who work hard in " gym " and earn 175 points can be- come a member of this organization. On February 21, twenty one new members were initiated. The officers of the club were: Presidents, Jean Robertson and Jose- phine Ahlberg; Vice Presidents, Theola Beech and Frances Haneline; Secretaries, Josephine Ahlberg and Ruth Jones; treasurers, Betty Blan- chard and Marie Sti ' ohl. Athenian Fall Spring Harold Black (Pres.) Robert Felt Estella Schug (Vice Pres.) Eleen Walburg Yaeko Kuramoto (Sec.) Gladys Harvey The Athenian, or Scholarship, Society hrs in the past year become one of the most active clubs in school. Chief among its activities was the banquet given for District No. 7 of the California Scholarship Federation. This district is comprised of twelve schools. Our Society, known in the distinct as Chapter 89, was represented at a banquet given at Banning High School last November; at a theatre party sponsored by Polytechnic High School of Long Beach last February; and at a banquet at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach in April. Pitge Forty OJMl»lfl«J» MONOGRAM CLUB ATHENIAN SOCIETY Tage Forty-one H Varsity Club ' OSTERING clean athletics, good sportsmanship, and the old Gar- dena spirit, the Varsity Club enjoyed one of the most successful years of its existence. Several delightful social functions were held by the club, including the annual Varsity Club dance at Redondo Beach. One of the most interesting and entertaining assemblies of the year was put on by the club on March 8, when they staged the first annual varsity vaudeville show. A number of " snappy " acts were enthusiastically received. The officers of the club were : Herb Tatsch and Roy Tracey, presidents ; Lawrence Bourquin and Roger Gatlin, secretary-treasurers. Fire Crew Our fire crew this year is headed by chief Jack Ahll)erg. The first squad, composed of Harold Jacobs, Lester Severtson, Bill Hillmer and Bob Felt, is captained by Bill Boehlert. They have charge of the main building. The squad in the frame building, commonly known as the rescue squad, is headed by Bill Darnell. He has under him Frank and Herb Tatsch, Roger Gatlin, and Martin Bowser. The third squad, Roy Tracey, Al Boehlert, Phil Tepper, and Ray Foster, with their captain, Jimmie Newill, has charge of the home economics building. Harry Ulrich, with his squad of Linton Mobarry, Clarence Rees, Gene Carlson, and Charles Brun- zell, has charge of the commercial and farm mechanics buildings. The fifth division has charge of the shop and the boys ' gym and is composed of John Zaharis, Bruce Doherty, Herman Kennedy, and their captain, Al Tracey. The record has been established this semester of clearing the build- ings in 35 seconds. World Friendship Club The World Friendship Club was organized in 1928 by the members of the Social Science Club. The change was made in ordeir that the club might be affiliated with other organizations in Los Angeles with a definite purpose o| promoting greater peace and security in the world through world friendship and understanding. The plans for meetings for this year were to study the customs and lives of the people in difl ' erent coun- tries. Another field that the club was interested in was foreign correspond- ence. Clare Harrison is corresponding with a boy in Bogota, Columbia. In March, representatives were sent to the annual banquet of world friendship clubs of Los Angeles, held at the Alexandria Hotel. Officers of the club were : Presidents, Evelyn Fisk and Charles Conn ; vice-presidents, Harry Ulrich and Lillian Cramer; secretaries, Margaret McKinnon and Esmeralda Buddemeyer; sponsors. Miss Friebel and Mr. Hummel. " Page Forty-tu ' o ' Page Forty-three The Grounds Guides and Ushers CHE GROUND guides comm ittes was reorganized this year and is now one of the most important committees in the school. Regu- lar monthly meetings were held and reports were given from the guides rs to the condition of the grounds. There was one representa- tive from each home room from the seventh grade up, including twelve seniors. With each of these guides assigned to different divisions, the school grounds havG been greatly improved. The ushers have also done some splendid work. The day ushers have much improved the order in our assemblies. Earl Carter, head of night ushers, hrs very competently handled the crowds who have attended the evening programs. Under the splendid supervision of Miss Combs and Mr. Moore, and with Nora King as their chairman, the ground guides and ushers have had a very successful year. Commercial Club " The commercial students are usually the peppiest people in the school. " So stated an ex-faculty member. Several interesting social affairs have taken place since the club was organized last year. There was a beach party at Redondo during the summer vacation, Mrs. De Sambad entertained the club at her home one evening last fall, and on January 11, through Mrs. Cattern ' s efforts, the club was able to spend an enjoyable day at the Huntington Library and Art Gallery. The officers were as follows: Presidents, Gladys Harvey and Grace Her ; vice-presidents, Alice Sampson and Mabel Kobata ; secretaries, Sarah Cleveland and Lillian Cramer. Press Club The press club was founded early in the year 1925, when Mr. Cyr wr.s the printing instructor. Mr. Guild, who followed him, organized the Ben- jamin Franklin club. This was later changed back to the Press Club. Although there have been changes, the printing club has always had the same purpose, to advance the knowledge of printing among its members. This year the club has sponsored several affairs which have taught them a great deal. The students have visited large printing establish- ments where they have had machinery and new processes explained to them. Lectures were also given throughout the year. The chairman of the club for the past year was Russell White. Jack McDoug 11 was secretary. The directors were Roy Warner, Calvin Newill, Everett Eaton, Raymond Coy, Russell White, Carl Morely, John Van Herpen, John Ayala, and Jack McDougall. ' Vjge Forly-jrjiir Pi SS CLUB ' Fi ge Forty-five Girls ' League " M fc HIS year the gii ' ls ' league has sponsored many activities. At £ Christmps, baskets were distributed among the needy of the community. Money making affairs were the annual May Fete and the cook book sales. Profits gained from these made possible a scholar- ship to a senior girl and the purchase of some new china for our cafeteria. In October and March, big and little sister parties were held to welcome the B7 girls. The league meetings were planned by the various senior high home rooms, each class being responsible for one meeting a term. At one of the meetings, Mrs. Leonard talked about Hawaii and at another Mrs. De Sambad told of her European travels. Presidents of the girls ' league were Marie Powers and Opal Wheeler ; vice-presidents, Eleen Walburg and Rosalie Rothmeier; secretaries, Evonne Eckert and Pauline Cooper. Library Club A Library Club was organized this year comprised of the pupils studying library craft, with Mrs. Leonard as the advisor. Every Friday noon these students meet and discuss library procedure while they eat their lunches. During this year many happy events were enjoyed by the club. Es- pecially delightful was the visit to the Huntington Library in San Merino, which so intrigued the girls that many have been back several times since. The members are Anna May George, Lorene Groppe, Kathleen Goss, La Pre- l McGhie, Elizabeth Mowatt, Gladys Sutter, Virginia Kepner, Elizabeth Herzog, Helen Ethelyn Stone, Mary Conner, Grace Fossett, Mary Kennedy, Ruth Sampson, Tateshi Yamauchi, Le Grand Conner, CalHe Humble, Mildred Young, Frank Laws, and Rebecca Rapier. Stage Crew Under the fine leadership of Mr. McLendon this year, the stage crew- has been able to live up to its name of rlways working hard on all of our school productions. Not only have they been able, under extreme diffi- culties, to build sets for these productions, but they have always been successful in the stagings. Every assembly that we have had in the p?st year has been run off systematically and without fault. The members of both terms are as follows: Stage managers, Clarence Rees and Guy Stafford ; chief electricians, Guy Stafford and Albert Boeh- lert ; assistant stage manager, Joyce Boyd ; flymen, Wesley Strohl, Verne Wenker, and Raymond Coy ; property men, Harold Jacobs, Leonard Waters, and Ray Collins ; assistant electricians, John Van Herpen and Jack Swan- son ; stage carpenters, Everett Eaton and Susumu Sakogawa. Tage Forly-six EXtCUTlYE WARP TAGt CI [W ' Page Forty-sez ' en •Hf ' Drama Club ■ HIS YEAR proved to be one of activity and enjoyment for the fl Drama Club. In November a theatre party was held. The club saw " The Best People " , at the Hollywood Playhouse. In January about twenty-four members of the Drfma Club siw a Shakespearian play, " The Taming of the Shrew. " In February the club sponsored a Valentine party, at which stunts were given. After the skits, there was dancing and delightful refreshments were served in senior hall. The drama club has also presented many successful one-act plays in assembly. The officers for the past year were: Presidents , George Matthewson, Roger Gatlin ; vice-presidents, Alice Sampson, Harry Ulrich ; Secretary- treasurer, Nora King, Harold Jacobs. French Club " Pour devenir membre du Cercle Francais je promets solennellement de parler toujour tres soigneusement le francais et d ' assister a toutes les reunions du club — " This is part of the pledge which each new member of the French Club takes when he is initiated. This year there are twelve new members, all from the ninth grade French class. In addition to the social meetings, the club has regularly scheduled business meetings at noon on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The object of the club is to arouse and stimulate interest in the French language, literature, and people. Readings and one-act plays or scenes from modern or classical authors have been presented. The adviser of the French Club is Miss Pendleton. The officers were: Presidents, Helen Hodnefield, Alda Olanie; vice-presidents, Constance Mason and Dorothy Mae Collins; secretaries, Alda Olanie, Charles Conn. La Esperanza (The Hope) La Esperanzri is one of the liveliest clubs at Gardena. This is an honorary club for third year students and second year students who have received either " A " or " B " . The purpose of this club is to create a friendly spirit and to further the study of Spanish. Meetings of La Esperanza rre held the second and fourth Mondays of e?,ch month. At many of the meetings, members of the A9 Spanish class gave short plays which had been dramatized by third year students, Last October, La Esperanza members had a wonderful time at the Hallowe ' en party given at the home of Virginia Kepner. The officers were : Presidents, Agnes Neale, Alice Sampson ; vice-presi- dents, Dorothy Murphy, Kathleen Kobata; secretaries, Rosalie Rothmeier, Gladys Harvey. " Page Forty-eight ' Fage Forty-nine Jean Manheim ' s portrait of his daughter was exhibited in ' 28, and was so well liked, the stu- dent body bought it to augment our collection of Senior gift pictures. T ge Fifty Fine Arts Tiige Fifty-one Lombardi Ltd. HOMBARDI Ltd., the first student body play of the year, was a very successful one. The leads were taken by George Matthewson, as Tito Lombardi; and Elizabeth Williams, as Norah Blake. Others in the play were Polly Zaharis, Lucille Edmonston, Marjorie Owen. Dor- othy Breckon, Herman Kennedy, Nelda Coy, Jack Ahlberg, Nora King, Chaiiotte Stokes, Charles Conn, and Glenn Parsons. The story was of the success of an Italian costume designer, Tito Lom- bardi, who had his office in New York. His pretty manikins played an im- portant part in the story. Phyllis Manning, the daring villainess, broke Tito ' s heart by marrying Bob Tarrant, who in turn broke the heart of Lida Moore by marrying Phyllis. Tears came at the end of the second act when Phyllis cruelly left him. Later, however, he found that all the time he had really loved his little Irish secretary, Norah Blake, whom he finally married. Ricardo Tossello, known as Rickey, proved to be quite a lover when he won Daisy, one of Tito ' s manikins, by making her believe that he was a chauffeur, when he was really worth millions. His pal. Max Strohn, caused a great deal of disturbance when he left New York without paying Tito the huge sum of money he owed for the costumes which had been designed for his show. The loss of all this money was one cause for Tito ' s bank- ruptcy. Rickey, however, with all his millions, became Tito ' s partner and they finally succeeded. ' The Poor Nut " " The Poor Nut " , the second three-act play of the year, was given by the class of ' 29 assisted by the dramatics classes on February 8 and 9. The play is about John Miller, an Ohio student who has an " inferiority complex " . Julia Winters, a Wisconsin co-ed, arrives at Ohio when the Ohio and Wisconsin track meet comes off. Because she is interested in John, she helps him remove his inferiority, and for her, he wins in the relay. It is in- deed an exciting moment when the fate of the meet depends on John ' s running. It is after the track meet that he finds he really loves Marjorie Blake, a College girl at Ohio. " The Poor Nut " was almost entirely comedy. It had many interesting characters and a rooters ' section of about sixty students. Jimmie Newill, who took the part of John Miller, was certainly a wonderful " poor nut " . Arab Conner, taking the part of Marjorie Blake, portrayed a sweet httle college girl excellently. Alice Sampson took the part of the vamp, Julia Winters, admirably. Other characters in the play were Jack Ahlberg, Les- ter Severtson, Roger Gatlin, Clarence Rees, Robert Felt, Herbert Tatsch, Bill Hillmer, Harold Jacobs, Wilfred Shults, Clarice Freeman, Mamie Genette, Martha Flewelling, Huston Harper, Alvin Tracey, Roy Tra- cey, Harry Ulrich, George Bateman, Albert Boehlert, and La Preal M.cGhie, ' P 2ge Tijty-tzvo Tage Fifty-three 0-Cho-San O-CHO-SAN, the lovely operetta by Sarah Grames Clark, was given by our Junior High School March 21 and 22. This was one of the biggest projects ever attempted by the Junior High, and we may be proud of the fact that it was a huge success. Mrs. Voelker, who was the director, deserves much credit for the accomplishment. As the scene was laid in Japan, many of our Japanese students took part. The lovely costumes and clever sets were features of the production. The Junior High Glee Club did the chorus work. The lead, Cho San, daughter of a wealthy merchant, was taken by Helen Margaret Garner. Paul Sturdivant was Taro, the older brother of 0-Cho-San. Theola Beech was her cousin, Yan San ; Mary Crandall was her friend, Waki San ; Edith Matthewson was Waki Ban ' s younger sister, Taki San ; Saburo, Taro ' s chum, was played by rOliver Medicus ; Lo San was played by Ruth Jones ; and Phylhs Harvey was the story tell- er. Edward Olney and Henry Artigue were officers. Beverly Seaman and Louis Walker were coolies. Francis Rees was a beggar, Eddie Tepper a paperman, and Don Wood a servant. Tomiyo Imada played a koto solo. A Wrestling match was staged by Esami Tsutsumi and Hiroshi Minami. Jane Hayashi and Tomiyo Imada juggled, and Kanami Hamako and Min- ori Morita fenced. Quality Street In 1918 J. M. Barrie took his brush and canvas and painted a dear " old fashioned lady " , her sweet sister, three old maids, a handsome soldier, an Irish Sergeant, a ball with quaint dances, all on the background of the war, and called his picture " Quality Street " . In April, 1929, Gardena High School made this " masterpiece " live. Alice Sampson was such a sweet " Quality-Street-Lady " and Jimmie New- ill such a handsome Valentine Brown that the audience was charmed be- yond words. Susan, Phoebe ' s sister, was very sweetly played by Gladys Harvey. The three old maids provoked many a laugh with their " inquisitiveness " The part of the over-curious Miss Wiloughby, was taken by Eleen Waiburg ; Miss Fanny Wiloughby, the romantic sister, was played by Constance Newland ; while Rosalie Rothmeier very nicely played the part of a quiet old maid (Miss Henrietta Turnbull). Ensign Blades (Albert Boehlert) and Charlotte (La Preal Mc Ghie) proved to be a very interesting couple. Other members of the cast were: Elizabeth Williams (Patty) ; Bill Boehlert (Sergeant) ; Robert Felt (Old Soldier) ; Roger Gatlin (Spicer) ; and Gladys Cogswell, Oliver Medicus, and Beverly Seaman (School Child- ren). Mrs. Walker should be congratulated on the great success of this play. Tage Fiftv-four CflO VftN Tage Fifty-fife Debating nAST semester a debating league was formed for schools of the Marine League. Gardena is really the leader in this debating move- ment, for it was this school who sent out circular letters inviting Marine League schools to attend a debate meeting here. At the first meet- ing, Gardena was elected chairman of Marine League debating. The first debates were held in October. The question was, " Resolved: That the McNary-Haugen Bill for farm relief should be enacted into law. " In this debate Gardena ' s affirmative team, Jack Patterson and Charles Conn, was defeated by Jordan ' s negatives at Gardena by a vote of 2 to 1. The negative team, Elma Michaelis and Harold Black, was defeated at Jordan by a vote of 3 to 0. Later the negative team met the Washington affirmative at Gardena and was beaten 2 to 1. The second question was, " Resolved: That jazz is deti ' imental to mod- ern youth. Jazz being defined as a breakdown of tradition and convention. " Debates on this question were held in February. Gardena ' s negative team, Agnes Anderson and Frank Laws, was defeated at Jordan, 2 to 1. The team upholding the affirmative, Charles Conn and Harold Black, defeated Bell at Gardena with a vote of 2 to 1. The two faculty members who worked with the teams were Miss Rori- paugh and Miss Hinsdale and our debaters gained much knowledge of debating from them. Dorothy Mae Collins and Lorene Groppe also worked on the first debate question, and though they did not make the team, the experience gained by them will help them in the future. Tiii;f Fifly-jix Rodriquez, Conquistador y ODRIQUEZ ' S dark eyes took a h?sty survey of the long, low room, M( and the back of the man before him. That back was broad, and M_3 there was a rigidity about it that made him cast an eye toward the door. Suddenly the back disappeared and Senor Pedro Moraga faced about with an exclamation. " You still here? " " Please you, senor, " murmured Rodriques, " but senor did not let me finish ; the comandante — " " The comandante? " The white face went whiter. " The Governor sends word that you are to wait on him here tonight, and he asks that you do not leave the rancho. And senor, " he, put one foot over the threshold, " there will be a guard around — " Rodriquez hurled himself headlong down the broad stairs. He was almost at the bottom when, suddenly, someone came toward him. He tried to stop, his foot struck the bearskin at the foot of the stairs, tnd then he was lying flat on his back, while beside him on the floor sat Senorita Maria Anita. " Senorita! Que dolor! " She had turned her back on him. " I do think — you might come down — only two, steps at — a time — " " But, Senorita, Senor Moraga — " " Ah! Padre Mio! " She turned toward him, laughing. " Well, I ' ll excuse you this time, senor. " In surprise the young secretario raised his head, " Senor? " At the sound of his voice she started, then she was gone. Coming to a stop in the patio, Maria Anita smoothed her voluminous skirts. " Why did I call him senor? " she stamped her foot in vexation, " and he only a — " she stopped ; her little silk fan on its gold chain was gone. She turned just in time to see the smiling Rodriquez pick up the fan. With angry tears in her eyes, Maria mounted the stairs to her room. Upstairs, Senor Moraga sat with long white fingers pressed to throb- bing temples. In his mind he reviewed the past month. The valuable papers of state which the comandante, Governor Pedro Fages, had entrusted to him were missing. Then a Yankee ship had arrived in San Diego Harbor. Contrary to Spain ' s command, Joaquin Cabrillo, keeper of Moraga ' s ware- house, had sold hides and tallow to this ship, then disappeared. The charge of contraband trade would be brought against Moraga. Don Pedro sat up- right. What a fool he had been! Rodriquez! Who was he? Whei-e had he come from ? A light tap sounded on the door, followed by a cautious, " Papa. " Maria Anita entered, and perched on the arm of his chair, she asked, " Papa, do you know who Rodriquez really is? " Don Pedro looked uj) in surprise and consternation, " Nita, why do you ask? " ' • " Page Fifty-sez ' e7i Maria put one hand to her throat where her Httle gold fan should have been ; then, " Surely you didn ' t take him as a secretary without even asking who he was? " Don Pedro leaned his head against the back of his chair, " Nita, I know who he says he is, but, — " " Father, I am sure that he is a gentleman, his voice, his hands, — why father, what ' s the trouble? " " Nita, " sharply, " you haven ' t been talking to him? " " Oh! No! Well — yes, but it was an accident; he — he ' s such a sudden sort of — of — " " Well! He told me that he was from Seville. Left an orphan, he was deprived of his inheritance by designing administrators. Too proud to let his friends aid him in his misfortune, he came to Mexico where he was unjustly accused of a murder. He came here, then — " " Manuel! Carlos! Where is Senor? " Rodriquez ' s voice came up to them, followed by Rodriquez himself. He was booted and spurred ; his hat hung down on his back on the end of its cord. In one hand he held a pistol ; with the other he drew a roll of papers from his belt. " Senor! Senor! " He threw the pistol and the papers on the table. " I think I killed him. " Don Pedro looked at the papers, then at the boy, who sat with his arms thrown across the table and his face buried between them. " Rodriquez, " Don Pedro sat down beside the boy, " tell me what has happened. " Rodriquez sat up; he spoke briefly. " Senor, I had left for the Domin- guez Rancho. Carlos had saddled my horse carelessly and I had stopped at the corral by the east gate to tighten the girth, when I heard voices. Three men stopped on the other side of the hedge. One of them handed these papers to another and said, ' See that Cabrillo has these before daybreak ' and to thc; other he said, ' Come, let us go to meet the Governor. If I mis- take not Moraga shall swing, ' " Rodriquez frowned, " I have heard his voice often before. Ah! It w?s the tall man with the yellow hair, the one who came so often of late to talk with, Senor. " " Don Perez. Are you sure? " " Si, senor. " Rodriquez sat quietly for a moment then took up his story. " I followed the man, and in the scuffle that followed, I shot him. I took these papers, also this ring. I had seen you wear this ring and did not think that one plotting your life should wear your pledge. " " I had given the ring to Don Perez to seal an agreement, " said Don Pedro with attempted calmness. The cord came off the bundle and Don Pedro stared. There were the Governor ' s papers, some private documents pertaining to his land, and on the very top, his message to Joaquin Cab- rillo, wai-ning hinl against contraband trade. " Santa Catalina! " Don Pedro picked this last up and looked at it. Below the original message was an- other to Don Perez and signed by Don Joaquin. The contents would expose treachery! Don Perez would hang in place of his intended victim! Again seating himself, Don Pedro briefly outlined the events of the Tage Fifly-eig it past month. " So you see, " he conckided, " you have done me a great service, senor. " Rodriquez would have replied but someone behind him laid a hand on his shoulder. " Nita. " The name passed his lips before he could stop it. With a chuckle Don Pedro went to the door. " I am going down to greet His Honor, the Governor. WhCiU I send for you, Rodriquez, come and bring those papers, and wear that ring. " For a moment after Senor Moraga ' s departure neither of the young people moved, then Rodriquez reached up with a suddenness that enabled him to capture the hand on his shoulder. He drew the girl to his side ; she sat down on the arm of his chair. Rodriquez sat silent then asked abruptly, " Do you know who I am? " She nodded. " Father told me. " " But suppose — " " Oh, I believe it because it sounds just like you. You do everything with the same suddenness thr.t you made up your mind to act tonight. You do everything the way that you — you come downstairs. " " Well, " he mused, " there ' s a reason for coming down stairs like that. " " What was your reason for taking the risk you did tonight? " Rodriquez did not answer immediately. He drew a little silk fan from his belt and spread it out on his hand ; then rising from his chair he went and stood beside her. " You, " he said softly. " Pardon, " said a voice from the doorway, " Senor sends for Rodriquez. " " By ' your leave, Senorita, " said Rodriquez stepping to the door. From the top of the stairs, Maria heard her own father ' s laughter, and the laugh was followed by a scuffling sound and the clash of steel agaxnst steel. Then came the sound of a falling body. Leaning over the balustrade, Maria waited fearfully. Then Rodriciuez burst out of the room below. " Rodriquez! I was afraid you would — would — never mind! Tell me what has happened. " " Well, Don Perez tested your father ' s skill in sword play and found him dextrous indeed. Nita — I ' m going away ! I must stay with the Gover- nor until I can prove who I am. " " Then? " she asked. " Then, " he hesitated, " then, may I come back here, Nita? " " To you, Nita, give your promise. " " Why Senor! I don ' t even know who you are! " She attempted to free iierself, but Rodriquez was persistent. " Nita! Nita! may I come back? " " Yes, " she said; and then, " Rodriquez, papa is coming; tell me what is your name? " " Rodriquez Bautista Paloa, " he whispered. He turned to face Don Pedro. " Santa Maria, " exclaimed that gentleman. Then slyly, " The Governor is in a hurry, Rodriquez, you had better kiss her and run. " and he left. " Rodriquez, you — " but her piotests were cut short; again Rodriquez was sudden. " Le Ella Murphy, S ' 29 , ' P ' ' g Fijty-nine Fate! Do, MADAM, each catch is ten cents, and each pendant is ten cents. " " No, the new shipment will be in most any time now, but we ' re sorry madam. We had hoped to have them for the Easter trade. " No, we have only jade, old rose, and black. Couldn ' t I interest you in some other style of earring or necklace? " Marie sighed and wondered if she had not differed with her fiancee, Frank, who had expressed his opinion that women should stay at home and attend only to the affairs of the household. Would she have been forced to answer these same questions asked innumerable times each day ? Would she have been forced to take her place among the expectant daily inhab- itants of the employment bureau? Across her mind flashed pictures of how, after much waiting, the overseer of the concern had handed her a piece of paper with an address scratched on it, and how after gayly setting out to look for the new address, she had found her image reflected in the gaudily inviting windows of the five and ten cent store. Each day as Marie arrived at work she created again, yet more vividly, the picture of how she at first had hesitated to enter, but as her plan, thus far successful, was not to be thwarted, she had done so, hoping to be employed in a de- partment at the rear of the store. Within an hour she had found herself at the conspicous jewelry counter. As her customer pondered over the weighty matter of the compulsory change, Marie was given a chance to notice the woman more carefully. She presented a picture of one forced to look well on a pinched income. Cosmetics were prevalent ; around her neck was a gaudy glass necklace, and two bright rings on each hand lent a feeling of cheapness to the ' highly polished nails. Not until she heard a childlike monologue did Marie notice a smal ' hand clinging to the worn black satin coat trimmed with wisps of black monkey fur and gold braid. Glancing down, Marie beheld a lustreless shock of blonde hair bobbing about, and two sleepy eyes admiring the gay pieces of jewelry in the showcase. The two little spindley legs, clothed in worn black " Mary-Janes " and gaudy red socks, were exposed to the cold far above the knees, and were covered by a faded little gingham dress. Marie was still gazing at the small child in a reverie when the sound of the shrieking fire siren and the smell of smoke met her senses. With- out a thought for the safety of her child, the selfish costomer rushed for the nearest exit. Immediately Marie thought of the wan li ' ttle creature who a second before had stood before her inconsiderate mother. In another sec- ond Marie had dashed from her post at the jewelry counter out into the aisle. By this time hundreds of other bargain hunters were trampling their fellow-sufferers under foot, and congesting the exits. Grabbing the child and holding it tightly to protect it from the crowd, Marie looked around for the safest spot to hurry to until the mob should Tiige Sixty clear the exits. By this time the apparatus hrd appeared ' on the scene, and the builcHng was filled with suffocating smoke. Scarlet flames crept grad- ually along the east wall, or was it the south? She had lost her direction for the fog like smoke obscured the beacon exit lights. She turned to run down the aisle but bumped into: a counter, and like straw on a turbulent river she was pushed and shoved along in the confused throng. Then wishing that she had not differed with Frank, as she began to wonder if she were dreaming, or if anything so terrible could possibly be real, an elbow gave her a violent shove, and as her head hit the counter, and she sank into an unconscious heap beside the showcase. The last thought that passed through her mind was that she still held the baby who was now crying hysterically. When Marie again opened her eyes, she began to wonder if she were in Heaven for everything was so billowy and white, and, if so, who was the small blonde haired angel in the next bed? As she he rd a faint cry of, " Where ' si, my mama? " the scene of the afternoon before was recalled, and she closed her eyes in an effort to shut out the horror. Slowly a peace- ful, restful sleep descended upon her. With a noiseless movement the door into the airy room of the Emer- gency Hospital opened and the head of a young interne came into view. With a short cry, he rushed to the side of Marie ' s bed, where she lay as if dead. In one short second he reahzed the foolishness of their misunder- standing. As Marie felt a pair of strong arms close about her, she saw again in his eyes that look of admiration which had preceded the quarrel. Arab Conner S ' 29 The Doughboy It ' s the men who have faced the wild blizzard, Who have tramped through the slush and the snow, Whose hearts yearn for home and for comfort. To these men ' tis given to know. It ' s the men who have stood in the trenches With feet numbed and cramped with the cold While they fight on with undaunted courage, ' Tis these men that really are bold. It isn ' t so bad in the spring-time. For what more could anyone ask Than the birds and the fresh air and sunshine To cheer him along with his task? We must never forget those who suffered. But yet could the obstacle mount; We can all work when things are made cheerful, ' Tis the masters of hardships that count. —DOROTHY MURPHY, S ' 31 Tage Sixty-one Memoirs of Odysseus " -- HILE I, Odysseus was asleep on the banks of the Los Angeles river, ■ I ■ having been cast up by the sea, Nausica came to do her yearly J washing. Soon Nausica, in a wide-brimmed straw hat and a pair of white duck breeches, was playing leap-frog in the sand. When the maidens started to unload the Diana Straight Eight, they first brought several pairs of Oxford bags, a countless number of polo shirts, and lastly, a blazer sweater. At once the maidens saw me and stood stricken with fear. It was not until they came closer that they started to talk to me. After they had learned that I recently had arrived from Carmel-by-the- Sea and that I was no other than Odysseus of the many wisdoms, Nausica suggested that I bathe in the river. They left me saying that they would return with a few necessities. When the ' maidens returned, they brought a little bottle of Glo-co, one tube of iodent number two, as my teeth hadn ' t been washed for several years, and last of all, a Gillette Razor that I might take off the accumula- tion of whiskers about my face. In one hour and thirty minutes, I was in competition with John Gilbert himself. In a few minutes I was dressed in one of the polo shirts and we wei-e flying down Los Feliz Boulevard to Vermont where we were detained by a boulevard stop. Here Nausica demonstrated the mechanism of four wheel brakes, and told me Nestor was having them installed on his late model chariots. After I had been unseated and thrown to the floor by these powerful stop appendages, we proceeded down Sunset Boulevard at a horrible rate of speed, strewing pedestrians right and left. After a short joy-ride we arrived at the house of Nausica ' s father, who, spying me, said, " My shirt ?nd pants, or what have you? " He soon excused himself, however, and after a meal of matzoes I was shown to my bunk. But, alas, as I was taking off my garters and stockings, I found that the distance from my foot to my knee was from Phoenix to Paris. The next day Nausica ' s father and brother invited me to the Cohseum for a few hours. Here I met Coaches Freeman and McGinnis. The latter, I easily defeated in the discus throw and ping-pong, but he was a good sport and laughed heartily. This ended a very happy experience and I was glad to show my ability in athletics in a sti-ange country. By this time I was ready to go. When I was leaving, a committee of pilots including Gene Carlson presented me with a Ford roadster equipped with hydroplanes, that I might reach home safely and without risk of having to skate. I did this, for here I am. Clarence Rees, S ' 29 ' Page Sixly-tzvo ' I Bi ifllIiM_l AtKIetics y ga Sixty-three Football COACH FREEMAN ' S MESSAGE Another year finds Gardena ' s stal- wart athletes at the top, or very nearly so, in all four branches of competition. Our 1928 Varsity Football Team was the outstanding team of the year and one of the best in the history of the school. Not only undefeated, but with their goal line uncrossed, they scored a total of 167 points to the proverbial goose-egg for their opponents of the Marine League. On top of all this, their crowning achievement was the winning of the Dartmouth Cup for having the highest scholarship standing of any football team in the league. In winning victories for Gardena let us never lose sight of the real object in athletics; character-building and preparation for future good citizen- ship. Let u.=; always remember the advice of the immortal Theodore Roosevelt: " In the game of life as in football, play fair, play square, and hit the line hard. " — G. H. FREEMAN COACH MAC ' S MESSAGE High school athhtics, if taught cleanly, played cleanly, and managed cleanly is the most open, frank, and sincere form of activi- ty that can be had. Bill Quigley, World Series Baseball Umpire, expiessed the same idea, at the 1928 Southern California Foot- ball Offificial Association, when he said: " Let my son be reared under the guidance of a red-blooded, he-man coa:h and I will not worry as to his morals, his hone.sty, or his bravery in doing what he believes is right. " Mr. Quigley said more and meant more in that single statement of his for the good and furtherance of high school and college athletics than could be found in the compilation of years of sports columns. I believe athletics in our own High School includes as high a percentage of boys active- ly engaged in sports as any in the whole country, and I further believe that they get more out of their sports than _ do many others because they put more into them. Gardena ' s teams always try hard. They do not give up, and their opponents hold them in very high respe:t, both in regard to their competitive spirit and to their clean sports- manship. Compare, if you like, our High School Athletics with any in the country. They will only look the better afterwards. They are real men through and through and without exception. — Wm. McGINNIS Gardena 19 — Washington There goes the whistle, Bill Darnell gives the pigskin a long boot, and the Green and White eleven are off for another successful football season. The first game of the year with Washington, October 5, started with a lusty cheer from the grandstand filled to capacity with loyal Gar- dena rooters. Team ! Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! Team ! Gardena ' s eleven displayed good form which showed they had been training hard and diligently. Captain Bill Boehlert showed his fine ability in guiding the team to victory, and made the first touchdown by a line plunge in the first quarter. Darnell made another point by conversion. The second touchdown occurred when John Avedesian picked up a fumble and ran twenty-five yards to the goal line. The last touchdown came in the third quarter when Harry Ulrich made a long run around left end to score. Washington was a little light but played consistent football throughout the game. The Green and White pigskinners were off for a good start. ' Page Sixty-four Gardena 33 — Banning a OR THE second league game we went to Banning. The big Green and White team ploughed through their opponents for several scores at the beginning of the fray. The outstanding features were a long pass caught by Newill, end, and a forty-five yard run by Rees on a pickup fumble, both resulting in touchdowns. Captain Boehlert, Darnell, and Ulrich made the other three touchdowns. Avedesian and Harpei made many splendid tackles. Gatlin ran good interference for his " Alma Mater. " It took fight from every man on the team, however, to beat the husky Banning eleven. " ■ Gardena — Jordan In the third game of the season, our boys met with the strongest team they had so far encountered — the staunch Jordan High Eleven. This game probably showed the real test of Gardena ' s strength on the grid- iron. The teams were nearly equally matched though the home boys outplayed their opponents throughout most of the game. Several times the Gardena eleven was close to the goal, but failed to put the ball over, due to Jordan ' s strong defense. Jordan also threatened to score by sev- eral long e nd runs but failed to accomplish anything. The game ended with neither side scoring. Piige Sixty-fi ' e Gardena 21 — Bell SES, it was the crucial game of the season ! Bkie and Gold vs. Green and White lined up against each other for one of the hardest tus- sles of the year. Bill Drrnell, backfield, proved to be the main yard gainer for the home team. At the beginning of the fourth quarter the score stood 0-0, but at this point the Green and White made a wonderful rally, swept the Bell eleven off their feet and netted three touchdowns, Darnell converting each time. Two touchdowns were made by Boehlert and one by Darnell. Bell threatened to score in the last few minutes of play by long breaks through Gardena ' s line. A great deal of credit is due Severtson and Rees who made some beautiful tackles, preventing the Bell team from scoring. On to Narbonne ! Gardena 9 — Narbonne For the first time in three years the Narbonne jinx was broken, our boys coming through with the long end of the score. The team put every- thing they had into the game and earned a well fought victory. The Nar- bonne eleven seemed powerless against the onslaught of Gardena ' s husky hne. The first touchdown came in the second quarter, when Bill Darnell intercepted a Narbonne pass and ran twenty yards to the goal, and then converted for the extra point. In the third quarter, Harper of Gardena scored a safety. Narbonne was held scoreless the remainder of the game. Gardena 49 — Jacob Riis The sixth game of the season was with Jacob Riis on our home field. Gardena greatly outclassed their opponents and showed their champion- ship caliber. Riis played a hprd game in spite of the fact that one of their main players had received an injury in the previous game. The tilt ended with Gardena on the long end of the score. Gardena 37 — Torrance To finish up the 1928 season, the Gardena eleven invaded Torrance on the latter ' s field. Torrance was considered a weak team, so our second string played most of the game and made a fine showing. Hillmer at center performed remarkably well and every member of the team showed a good brand of football. The se?son came to a close, and not one team had crossed Gardena ' s goal-line. It was indeed a fine achievement. All hail the cham- pions. Ta e Sixty-six ' Page Sixix-sez ' eu Class " A " Basketball OUR fighting " A " team this year was led by captain Ed Rueweler. The varsity won four out of seven games. The team was composed of the following men: Tepper (F.), Gomez (F.), Rueweler (C), Bowser (G.), and Morita (G.). Gomez was high point man. The varsity trounced Jordan 36 to 16. Results of the other games were as follows: Gardena 15, Riis 19; Gardena 15, Banning 11; Gardena 23, Washington 16; Gardena 18, Narbonne 19; Gardena 22, Torrance 11; Gardena 16, Bell 26. Our boys ended the serson in fine fashion, tying for second place. Class " B " Basketball The " B " team placed third in competition. Toomey was high point man. Brunzell was captain and played forward. The other forward position was filled by O ' Leary and Swanson. Zaharis and Foster, two of the best guards in the league, prevented many opponents from scoring. Hall, Barnes, Forbes, and Mathewson were the loyal substitutes. Results of the light- weight games: Gardena 25, Jordan 9; Gardena 15, Riis 19; Gardena 13, Washington 9; Gardena 17, Narbonne 22; Gardena 18, Torrance 11; Gardena 17, Banning 8 ; Gardena 13, Bell 32. Class " C " Basketball The " C " team this year was rated as the best group of passers in their division. John Van Herpen was high point man and played a nice game at center. Elmer Batchelder and Tateshi Yamauchi held down foi-ward positions and scored many b?skets for Gardena. Dick Worthen was the dependable running guard, playing his second year on the " C " team. Harold Black ably filled the. position of standing guard. John Ayala (played I ' unning guard- Substitutes for the " C " team were Putnam, Nakayama, and Cruz. Results of games: Gardena 6, Jordan 7; Gardena 19, Riis 1; Gardena 17, Banning 8; Gardena 5, Washington 12; Gardena 12, Narbonne 15; Gardena 21, Torrance 4; Gardena 10, Bell 13. Class " D " Basketball The " D " team fought hard for their Alma Mater and turned in several victories. Glenn Haslam at center was high point man and one of the outstanding players. Don Patterson, Sam Ishihara, and Sturdivant at the forward positions also played good ball. The guard positions were filled by White, Tsutsumi, Ray Toomey, Ito, and Worsham. Results of the " D " games: Gardena 1, Jordan 11; Gardena 18, Riis 4; Gardena 3, Banning 11; Gardena 10, Washington 19;- Gardena 6, Narbonne 10; Gardena 19, Torrance 6 ; Gardena 4, Bell 16. Viige Sixty-eight ciAi ' A ' mmvi Tage Sixty-iii ie Track CHE TRACK season was started with six men from last year and a few newcomers. The team showed up well in the triangular meets and walked away from Torrance in the dual affaii . Although only eight boys made letters there were several who worked hard. Bill Hilmer and Al Boehlert were the ones to run the high sticks for the green and white. Jimmie Newill broad jumped and ran the two-twenty yard dash, and certainly deserves a lot of credit. The following are the boys who made letters and the events each enter- ed: Hueston Harper, acting as captain, was high point man with thirty- five points. Harper set a new Marine League record in the shotput with a put of 47 ft. 5 in. Morita ran the century and the two-twenty yard low hurdles. Ed Rueweler set a new height for the pole vault. Ed vaulted 11 ft. 5 3-8 in. La Verne Frye, who was third with points, high jumped and broad jumped. Don Bodger followed close in Frye ' s footsteps ?nd went for the same event. Bruce Doherty and George Bateman ran the half and the mile. Roy Tracey ran the furlow for his Alma Mater. Hueston Harper, Ed Rueweler, Bruce Doherty, £nd Minori Morita will be back to break records next season. Class ' ' C " Track Coach Freeman put out the best class " C " track team this year of r.ny in the history of Gardena High School. The team was rated to win the final meet but lost to David Starr Jordan because of their failure to win the relay. Jack McDougal broke the eight pound shotput record with a put of 40 ft. 9 in. Tateshi Yamauchi, captain of the " C " team in the relay and also in the fifty yard drsh. He also placed second in the shotput and ran the hundred yard dash. Valton Key ran in the relay and hundred dash and also the hurdles. Elmer Batchelder and Richard Worthen placed second and third respectively in the pole vault. Batchelder also entered the shotput event. Yoshio Kobata placed fourth in the 120 yard low hurdles John Van Herpen ran the " 600 " and captured third place. George Frye and Harry Corea were two members of the fast relay te:im. Frye and Corea also entered the broad jump but competition was too keen to give them a place. Frye also entered the fifty yard dash. The " C " team placed second in the final; this was a fine showing. Viige Sez ' eiity ' Pdge Sevenls-oiie • Baseball CHE baseball team this year was composed mainly of new material. However, the team worked into shape, and at the beginning of the season prospects were promising. The lineup was as follows : Catch- ers, Darnell and R. Toomey; Pitchers: R. Tracey, Morita rnd Gomez; First Base, Olson, and Hall ; Second Base, Parsons and Sturdivant ; Third Base, Doherty and Worthen ; Short stop, V. Harper; Right Field, Bourquin; Center Field, M. Bowser; and Left Field, Morita and White. Substitutes were Haslam, Davenport, and Ray Sevier. This year a new system was started in which two games were played with each school, one on the home diamond and one at the other school. The first game of the season was with Bell, April 30. Coach McGinnis handled the baseball squad and turned out a team of which Gardena High can be proud. Leonard Waters held down the position of baseball manager this year and deserves a lot of credit for his efficient work. The Dartmouth Cup The Dartmouth Cup is presented by the alumni of Dartmouth College to the school in each league having the best football team as well as the best scholastic record. Gardena became the first proud holder of the cup this year, ranking above all other schools in the Marine League. Bob Felt led his team mates in scholastic standing. ' Pii e Arh Ji The Drama, 3e€ne WrerHer UtciHV a- A L arK. ' Pj t; Seventy-three © Girls ' Sports ASKETBALL under the management of Nelda Coy, started girls ' athletics this year. The; girls responded very well, eight teams re- porting for the first practice. Practices were held two nights a week and three teams were chosen from each class. Playoffs were started by a round robin tournament in which each team played every other team. The last game was between the two semi-final winners, the Juniors I and the Seniors I. The Seniors won the game by one point. Speedball was the next sport on the calendar for the girls. Marie Pow- ers was manager. The game between the Sophomores and Juniors was the most closely contested, the Juniors winning 8 to 7. This wrs not the only game in which the Juniors were victorious, for again they met the Seniors and won by a score of twelve to one. Our first semester ' s tennis tournament was among 16 contestants. Lorene Groppe won the championship. The next five highest were Agnes Anderson, Evelyn Fiske, Le Ella Murphy, Gladys Harvey, and Sarah Cleveland. Alda Olrnie was tennis manager for the year. Three playdays were held this year in which the Gardena girls took part. The first was held at Narbonne. Only one event, horseshoes, was won by our girls. Gardena entered four events at the playday held at Ban- ning. The girls were victors in horseshoes and speedball. On March 19 a playday was held at Gardena. The girls were more successful this time. They won a basketball, baseball, volleyball, horse- shoe, and tennis game. The games were followed by entertainment and re- freshments in the cafeteria. The program consisted of a welcome from Miss Crump, Japanese Juggling, by Jane Hayashi and Takeko Ogo, accom- panied on the Koto by Tomiyo Imada; " Buck and Wing " , by Arah and Mary Conner; Stunt " The Reason for Critics " ; and a clog " Alcibiades. " Songs and yells were led by Ardith Stricklin, and dancing was held in the girls ' gym. Hockey, under Sarah Cleveland, was successful. The Seniors won the championship by a score of 3 to 0. Constance Newland was baseball manager for the season lasting from April 15 to the first of June. Our second annual interperiod track meet was held in May. Here ' s to another successful year of girls ' sports next year. ' Page Seventy- jour [NIOil CtlAMWON niP DA KETDALL im mmvi " Page Seveuty-fr ' e ' ' Laughing Gas " Ruth S. : Is your uncle very old? Phyllis H.: No, his head is just starting to push through his hair. Boss: Has the florist next door any children? Clerk: Yes, two, a girl who is a budding genius and a boy who is a blooming idiot. Don: Papa, was Robinson Crusoe an acrobat? Mr. Patterson : No, what makes you say so? Don: Well, this book says that after dinner he sat on his chest. " I don ' t want any callers this afternoon, " said the business man to the office boy. " If they say their business is important just tell them thit ' s what they all say. " That afternoon a lady called and insisted on seeing him. " I am his wife, " she exclaimed. " That ' s what they all say, " said the office boy. Nutty: What do you do when you want to play hookey from a cor- respondence school? Nuttier: Send in an empty en- velope. Roger: Why didn ' t you answer that letter I sent you in vacation? Arab: I didn ' t get it. Roger: You didn ' t get it? Arab: No, and besides, I didn ' t like some of the things you said. Anna: As a reward for treating me to a soda, you may call this eve- ning. But remember my father turns off the lights at 11 o ' clock. Alvin: Great, I ' ll be theria pi ' omptly at 11. Husband: Knowest thou how to bringge uppe a childe? Wite: Certainly, Sluggard. Husband: Then snappe to. Thy childe is at the bottom of the cis- tern. A Good Slogan to Follow is " Getting What You Can and Saving What You Get " Security-First National Bank of Los Angeles HOWARD E. HUTTON, Manager 16522 South Western Ave., Moneta, California Tage Seventy-six GARDENA LUMBER COMPANY EVERYTHING FOR BUILDERS Vermont Walnut Sts. Phone 404 TEPPER ' S TIRE SERVICE Tires Tubes Accessories Vulcanizing Retreading Tell " TEP " Your Tire Troubles Palm at Menlo Phone 1091 Peggie: Gee, I don ' t know where Teacher: Give me a short defini- I got this headache from. tion of a polygon. Connie: Probably from the neck Gladys H.: A polygone is a dead up. parrot. BATTERIES LEO. B. BOYD BATTERY and IGNITION SERVICE Cor. 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" Page Seven t -eight MONETA DRY GOODS STORE DRY GOODS MEN ' S FURNISHINGS STATIONERY NOTIONS TOYS H. E. HASHII, Prop. Phone 774, Moneta Herman: Every time I kiss you it makes me a better man. Frances: Well, you don ' t have to try to get to heaven in one night. COOK ELECTRIC COMPANY 906 W. Palm Avenue Electrical Contractor and Dealer WASHERS, IRONERS VACUUM CLEANERS GROWERS SEED COMPANY Incorporated Reliable Seed Growers 71 ' J West Palm Avenue Gardena, California Phone 1771 Routs A, Box 105-E Gilroy, Calif. Mr. Hummel : Your trouble is re- membering dates. Roy: You ' ve got me all wrong. I never missed a date in mv life. OSCAR LAMPMAN REAL ESTATE BUILDING, LOANS 835 West Palm A ve. Phone 1541 ' Page Sez ' ent -iiiiie Compliments of DR. R. T. WILCOX DENTIST and Chas. W. McQuarrie OPTOMETRIST First National Bank Building Gardena i Billy: Will your folks be sur- prised when you graduate? " Tiny " : No, they ' ve been ex- pecting it for several years. L K. KURATA CO. Dry Goods Notions and Shoes Cor. Carlyle Palm Gardena, Calif. Phone 1601 i Gabby: I ' m going to take a pair of scissors to school tomorrow. George: Why? Gabby: So I can cut classes. Compliments of CRAMER SERVICE STATION PAUL CRAMER First Class Repairing Tow Service 16202 So. Vermont Avenue Day Phone 1622 Night Phone 943 ' Page eighty FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK Commercial — Savings Capital $50,000 GARDENA, CALIF. Miss Roripaugh (to Less, who is day-dreaming) : What is the time of MacBeth? Bill (In loud whisper): 1040. Lcs: Oh-uh-a-a- twenty to eleven. Carl B. Sturzenacker Attornev-at-law First National Bank Bldg. Gardena Phone Gardena 1201 1241 Citizens National Bank Bldg. Los Angeles TUcker 3385 BROWN ' S Confectionery and Lunch Try One of Our Famous Malted Milks Lunches Valley Maid Ice Cream 916 Palm Avenue Next to Owl Theatre Jack: Do you know what caused the grand canyon? Mary: No. Jack: A Scotchman lost a nickel in a gopher hole. THE SADDEST AUTO TALE E ' ER. SAID- IS " VOE IS ME. ' - My BATFERr-S DEAD. ' We ' re the battery specialists who put the happy ending to the " sad story of the dead battery. " If your car stalls because there ' s no juice left in the battery — profit by the lesson. We can keep " your battery in good condition. GARNER ' S ELECTRIC BATTERY SERVICE Vermont at Spencer Phcne 1401 Gardena, Calif Tage £ig ity-o te FRASER ' S The Big General Store 13903 So. Western Ave., Western City, Calif. Radios Vacuum Cleaners Glassware Tinware Enamelware Woodware Electrical Appliances [ ' Let there be light Hardware Fuller ' s Paints Kalsomine Window Glass Pipe and Fittings Tools for Everybody Builders ' Supplies Evelyn: What does a Greek pro- fessor get? Bruce: About three thousand a year. Evelyn: And a football coach? Bruce: About twelve thousand. Evelyn: Isn ' t that discrepency Bruce: Well, did you ever hear forty thousand people cheering Greek recitation? 7 of a THERE ' S ONLY ONE GUARANTEED White Manufacturing Co. T ' lge Eighty-t-u-o Peters Your Money Back AND A New Pair of Shoes Free " To the Wearer Who finds PAPER in the Heels. Insoles. Oulsoles Counters of a Pair SOLID LEATHER. STRONGLY PUT TOGETHER GARDENA SHOE STORE AND REPAIR SHOP C. A. CANNING 850 Palm Avenue Gardena Feeds ! Building Materials Rock Sand Cement " WE ARE HERE TO SERVE " WESTERN The COSTUME COMPANY Costumes — Uniforms — Wigs - Equipment Masquerades — School Plays — Make-up and — Pageants 935 So. Broadway TR. 1171 5533 Sunset Blyd. HO. 0664 Fitge Etght ' j-three Properties Insurance Loans Free Rental Service YOURS FOR SERVICE Valley Realty Co. Vermont at 161st St. Phone Evenings Phone 1661 274 Gene C: What happens, sir, if the parachute fails to open? Toug-h Sarge: You come back, sonny, and I ' ll give you another one. Congratulations to THE 1929 CLASS Irene W. Perrin Real Estate, Loans, Insurance Residenre 16700 So. Vermont Ave. Office 930 165th Street Office Phone 1331 GARDENA, CALIF. It Pays to Look Your Best We Cut Your Hair as You Want It " Sanitary Service " Dorothy ' s Barber Shop North of Moneta Library Freshman: What shall we do? Senior: I ' ll spin a coin. If it ' s heads we go to the movies, if it ' s tails we go to the dance, if it stands on edge we study. DON ' S RADIO SHOP " The Best in Radios " R. C. A. Radiol ' i, Atwater Kent, Sparton and Majestic Phone Gardena 2391 840 165th St. Gardena, California ' Page Eighly-jour et rires For o AND THE NEW ONES ARE U.S.ROYALS You will be surprised and pleased at the lib- eral offer we can make you for your old tires, when you purchase U. S. Royals. And the new Royals are big, hand- iSWik some rugged tires — ■ ' ' " the tires everybody is talking about. Let us appraise your old tires today. Brown ' s Garage ROY L. BROWN Expert Mechanics on all Makes of Cars All Work Guaranteed 139 W. 165th Street Phone 523 Gardena .—4 We Hope You ' ll Like This Book and we take this means of expressing our thanks to the Student Body and Faculty for the oppor- tunity of serving the High School in the publishing of El Arador CONTINUED PATRONAGE of all Gardena Valley Merchants will help the community to grow and thus help your school to grow. Remember that Gardena Valley Business Men are Gardena High School ' s Loyal Supporters Gardena Valley News Printing and Publishing 930 Palm Avenue Phone 1331 Tage Eighty-five SALES m jriT m service Wayne A. Bogart Authorized Dealer 756 West 165th St.. Gardena. Calif. Telephone, Gardena 801 Teacher: Now, Bill, how many Teacher: Yes. seasons are there? Bill D. : Two. Bill D.: Do you mean in the Teacher: Only two? Name them. United States? Bill D. : Baseball and Football. ' SAVE AND HAVE " First National Bank AND Citizens State Savings Bank Gardena, California " Page EigAty-six This Is the Day of Great Developments —In Education -In Wealth —In Better Health Keen thinking minds are required — such comes only from build- ing a healthy body which demands clean, wholesome food. GLOBE ICE CREAM contains nothing but fresh and purest of ingredients. No substitutes are ever used in making Globe " QuaUty Made " Ice Cream. Globe Ice Cream is made in one of the few modern and sanitary plants in America. Globe Ice Cream is served regularly at your school. When you have your next party, our Catering Departmen would like to have the pleasure of serving you with special molds or an ice cream cake. They are not too expensive and are delightfully good, and in good taste, too. CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS COMPANY 230 W. Jefferson Street HUmbolt 7790 Act I : Englishman insulted Irish- man. Brick pile. Act II: Irishman. Half brick pile. Miss Roripaugh : Tomorrow we will take the hfe of John Milton. Please come prepared. Your Patronage Is Always Appreciated at Your Own Bookstore and Cafeteria F. B. Sibley Sons General Machine and Automobile Repair Shop Cylinder Honing Acetylene Welding San Pedro St. and Moore Ave. Gardena, California Phone 45 T ' tge Bighty-seven HEWSON »r Tt studios 2508 i o West 7th Street Los Angeles Weaving Taught Looms, Yams, etc., SuppHed Freshman: Why did the pupils stamp their feet in the history class today ? Senior: Silly, they were reciting the Stamp Act. KINCADE ' S VARIETY STORE 843 W. 165th St., Gardena For Notions, Hosiery, Stationery , Dishes, Kitchen Hardware ROBERTSON ' S HARDWARE PHONE 811 Electric Refrigeration Means a Kelvinator. Gives Perfect Satisfaction Alice S. : Did you notice that in- solent conductor looking at you as if you hadn ' t paid your fair? La Preale: Yes, and did you no- tice me looking at him as if I had? ■] CANDY, ICE CREAM, STATIONERY ERNST ' S SWEET SHOP 905 Palm Avenue Phone 1161 Gardena " Page B ' g ity-ei i t FURNISHINGS, SHOES SMITH ' S The store for high school students Men ' s Women ' s and Children ' s Shoes. Ladies ' and Children ' s Hosiery, Gym Suits, etc. DiScholls Rot Comfort Appliances We Specialize in Correct Shoe Fitting SMITH ' S BOOTERY and TOGGERY Little Boy: Baw-w-w-w-w-w. Kind old lady: Are you in pain, my little man? Little boy: Naw-w-w, the pains in me. Eastern Wholesale Grocery Co, G. CRUICKSHANK WHOLESALE GROCERS ■ 306-308 N. Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, Calif. Phone TRinity 6668 ------------ ----------------J Adams-Goodman Co., Inc. 1041 So. Broadway SPORTING GOODS " It Pays to Play " WEstmore 4477 Miss Brown: What is ignorance, Elsie? Elsie Sharp: Ignorance is when you don ' t know anything and some- body finds it out. THE KAMEYA CO. N. K. KISO, Proprietor GROCERIES 816 PALM AVENUE GARDENA Phone 943 Tage Eig it - iine Members of Los Angeles County Medical Association DRS. KRUGMEIER and CAIN Physicians and Surgeons PHONE 331 PALM AVENUE R. W. CAVELL, M. D. Physician and Surgeon 1810 West 76th Street (Western at 76t.h) Office THornwall 7523 — Phones — Res. THornwall 6754 Coach McGinnis : What would you Pat : How can I keep my toes do in case of someone drowning? from going to sleep? Bill: Bury him. Cat: Don ' t let them turn in. Fancy Pastry Crescent Ice Cream Gardena Bakery GARDENA, CALIF. Phone 362 Birthday Cakes a Specialty Va e fNjnety ■ " — ' THE LIONS ' CODE OF ETHICS To show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious appHcation to the end that I may merit a reputation for quahty of service. To seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of tiuestionable acts on my part. To remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another ' s; to be loyal to my cli- ents or customers and true to myself. Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards my fellow men, to resolve such doubt against myself. To hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of service per- formed by one to another, but that true friendship de- mands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given. Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, ret and deed. To give them freelv of my time, labor and means. To aid my fellow men by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy. To be careful with my criticisms and liberal with my praise ; to build up and not destroy. Gardena Valley Lions Club Member of International Association of Lions ' Clubs Tage CS(Jnety-one Have you a recent portrait of Mother or Father? STUDIO Portrait-Commercial-Kodak Finishing 945 PALM AVENUE GARDENA. CALIFORNIA Phone 165 Photographic Reproductions In full color of many of the beautiful paintings owned by Gardena High School now on sale in various sizes. These wonderful pictures will add a touch of beauty and refinement to any home. Tage CN itiety-tzvo Marchinp- Forward With Garden fl Thare is no standing still in the Telephone Business The telephone is a very personal type of servi ' :e. Telephoning is a mutual undertaking that involves the party calling, the party called and the telephone people who op- erate and maintain the delicate mechanism required to make the connection. We are grateful to our patrons for their co-operation Consolidated Utilities Company " Best wishes to the graduating Class of S ' 29 " Mary: I heard you went to a ball- game Irst Sunday instead of to church. Bill: That ' s a lie! And I ' ve got the fish to prove it ! " If it ' s a Hart, Schaffner Marx It ' s the Best Suit in Town " Ridgley-Foss Co. Men ' s Furnishings, Dry Goods, Clothing, Notions and Shoes Comphments of Ag-geler Musser See ds Co. AeM reliable SEEDS When You See This Mark You Know It ' s the Best in Seed and Plants 838 W. 165th Street Phone 7G1 Gardena .Jimmy: I ' m always humming that song I sang. It seems to haunt me. Herm- n: Well, no wonder. Just see how you murdered it. Ask Your Grocer for GAR-VAL EGGS " Best Ever " Distributed and Guaranteed by L. S. NORTON 15412 So. Vermont Phone 2304 Tage Sonets-three Compliments of JOHN BODGER AND SONS COMPANY GARDENA. CALIFORNIA Bodger ' s unrivaled seeds can be se-jiued at all retail stores in Los Angeles ' Page O inely-junr GARDENA HARDWARE CO. Hardware and Sporting Goods Apex Radios Member of the 3-S Stores 914 Palm Avenue Phone 1001 Frank: I came near kissing a girl last night. Herb: How ' s that? Frank: I asked her and she re- fused. GARDENA VALLEY MILLING CO. (Incorporated) Manufacturers of Premier and Gardena Special Brand Feeds it ' s Cheaper to buy experience than to experiment. S. A. HARMON, Pres. K. W. SCHLAEGEL, Sec. Phone 1071, Gardena, Calif. Phone 269-W Loniita, Calif. Compliments of WHITTINGTON FUNERAL PARLOR Gardena 902 Spencer Street Phone 1011 My heart is with the ocean, cried the poet rapturously. You ' ve gone me one better, said his sea sick friend as he took a firmer grip on the rail. For Your Health ' s Sake Eat More Fruit and Vegetables We Sell Only First Grade Fruits and Vegetables Prices Consistent With Quality Goods G. OTA IN HUMPTY DUMPTY ' P 2ge C jnet -fire R. H. ZENN DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, SHOES 939 W. PALM AVENUE, GARDENA We Give V , " Green Stamps MILK, CREAM AND BUTTERMILK Delivered Fresh, Clean and Cold to Your Home " Two Deliveries Daily " PHONE FOR SERVICE— GARDENA 2201 O ' HAVER DAIRY " Page O inely-six

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