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

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oLLeLA-J oj£ I o N n ,v A - te )J M ' S . Prologue XNT THIS volume of the El Arador, by telling you something of the dramatists and their work, we have attempted to give you just a glimpse of the drama of many lands — from the drama of Sunny France and Ancient Greece, to that of England and America. Drama has progressed greatly through the years. From the rude stage settings, grotesque masks, buskins, and flowing gowns, we have pro- gressed to modern grand opera with its superb stage settings, its wonderful music, its costumes and theatres. We are fortunate to live in an age of Drama. Great strides have been taken even in the last few years. It is our aim to promote a desire to learn more of drama and to instill the appreciation for good drama in the minds of the students. " Who can paint Like nature? Can imagination boast, Amid its gay creation, hues like hers? " w Tage Four Tage Five " All that I can see I carry off with me. But you never miss my theft, So much treasure you have left. ' Tage six Page Seven WILLIAM Shakespeare, the chief literary glory of England, was born at Stratford on Avon, in Warwickshire, 1564. At the free gram- mar school of Stratford, the little Shakespeare re- ceived his education. He learned the craft of the playwright as an actor and manager in London theatres; he became prosperous and moderately famous in his own lifetime. His writing brought him marks of approval from Queen Elizabeth and James, her successor, and procured him the patron- age and friendship of some of the most accomplished men of rank in his time. His degth took place on his fifty-third birthday, 1616, and he was buried :n Stratford church yard. Examples of Shakespeare ' s playj are as followss Henry V, Macbeth, Twelfth Night , Midsummernight ' s Dream, and As You Like It. Tage Eight Page CN ine XNOTE on the frontispiece a suggestion of the stage, a symbol of the Drama, the theme of the 1930 El Arador. At the lower portion of this page are the lines, " All the world ' s a stage, and all the men and women merely players " . The words remind me of my public school days in an eastern state, for above the stage in a large town hall of a certain town were these words from " As You Like It. " However, at that time they carried little significance other than the ultimate success of the hero over the villain in a play. And I hear occasionally today, a cheer in a motion picture house when the villain is thwarted and the truth and the good prevail. We are interested in the hero, but he doesn ' t appear always on the stage. He may appear on the football field or in a track suit. Often he is in evidence on the debating team or on the scholarship rolls. He, may be, however, of the retiring kind, present but not conspicuous, but neverthe- less by reason of his clean living, good habits, fine associations, and faith- fullness to his duties be a real hero. —J. H. Whitely Vice Principal ' s Message ORAMA IS the presentation of a thing done or a tho ' t expressed. Always we learn a new lesson of life whether it be from Antonio when he says, " I hold the world but as the world, Gratanio; A stage where every man must play his part And mine a sad one; " or from the flight of one ' s imagination " Such nights as youthful poets dream On summer eves by haunted stream. " We cannot all be Shakespeares or Miltons, but all peoples feel the need of self expression through acting, or indirectly through seeing plays. There is no doubt that the dramatic instinct will ever hold its place in our lives of work and play. It is important and desirable that this side of our naure should be guided and developed. — La Veta Crump Tage Ten Mrs. Olive H. Leonard has charge of the Library and also teaches a class in library work; Miss Merle Peterson has charge of the text book» and helps in the counselor ' s office; Mn John H. Whitely is principal of the school ; Miss La Veta Crump is the vice principal; Mrs. Hazel M. Whedon is school counselor and Mrs. Evamae Bell is the school secretary. Physical Education The physical education department is composed of Mr. William A. McGmnis, Miss Julienne Bayliss. Mr. George H. Freeman and Miss Frances Stephan. They not only teach regular and corrective physical education during the day, but also have a full season of sports for inter-scholastic and inter-class com petition. The boys with their football, basket- ball, track, baseball and tennis, and the girls with their participation in three play days, have brought much credit to the school. Besides these, assisting with aud calls and the May Day Program has made a full year ' s work for the department. Language and Domestic Science This group is composed of Mrs. Margaret C. Costenbader, teacher of Spanish; Mrs. Sarah S. Scott, who has charge of the Cafeteria and also leaches foods, home management, and home nurs- ing. Miss Frances L. Moloney, teacher of millinery and allied crafts; Miss Julia E. Miller, teacher of clothing and foods; Mrs. Louise F. Kellogg, who has charge of the Foreign Opportunity class; and Miss Albertine Pendleton, who teaches French and Spanish. Mathematics The personnel of the mathematics department is Mr. H. F. Pinnell, Mrs. Myrrl l. Maxfield. and Mrs. Anna O. Tyler. Two other teachers. Miss Pendleton and Miss Sarah B. McKenna, also have several classes (each). Mr. Pinnell, acting head of the department, specializes in trigonometry and solid geometry; Mrs. Tyler directs all geometry classes, and the algebra is in the hands of Mrs. Maxfield. Several students in the upper classes are work- ing for departmental honors. The first thesis to be presented to the school for honors came from this department. English The English department is composed of the following teachers: Miss Etta L. Montgomery, Mrs. Lorenna V. Keliher, Miss Alice C. Roripaugh, Head of the Department; Mr. Robert E. Robinson, and Mrs. Florence Rumbaugh. Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more ; Or close the wall up with our English dead. . . . On, on, you noble English, Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof. . . . Let us swear That you arc worth your breeding; Which I doubt not. Shakespeare If a background of culture, and a deeper and more eenuine appreciation of the finer things in life. Through the leadership of Dr. Bruce Gordon Kingsley, Mrs. Carolyn Pearson and Mr. Raymond D. Crawford, the elements of musical composition along with appreciation of the " world ' s leading symphonies, oratories and operas ' are taught. In art. Mrs, Burah M. Voelker and Miss Adele C. Hagen have undertaken to develop in the students creative ability as well as skill in drawing, paint- ing and modeling. Instruction ih the appreciation of art is given through the cooperation of Mrs. Anna O. Tyler. Under the splendid direction of Mrs. Helen D. Walker, in drama, much hidden talent has been discovered and developed. Gardens has a right to be proud of the professional quality of the plays produced. Science We offer chemistry, physics, physiology, agri- culture and btoloey in our science department. Mr. John E. Pitman teaches agriculture and some general science; Mr. Victor Koningsmark teaches biology and physiology; Mr. H. F. Pinnell teaches physics and one class in general science:. Mrs. Gertrude Fairbanks is chairman of the department and teaches chemistry and general science. We hear it so often said that we are living in a scientific age; and since that is true, everyone should know at least the simple principles of science. The intelligent person cannot be satisfied to see all the marvelous things we enjov today without wanting to know something about " what makes the works go " . This information is given in our science courses. Mechanic Arts The Mechanical Arts Department is made up of five shops. The following teachers are in charge of this department: Mr. Reginald Moore is the teacher in the draftinc room: Mr. Ora F. Glass, Head of Department, is teacher in the woodshop; Mr. Harold C. McLendon. teacher in the electric shop; Mr. Charles C. Loomis, teacher in auto repair and machine shop; and Mr. Warren Miller, teacher in the print shop. AH shops do two things — give tryout courses for the Junior Hieh and fundamental trade training in the Senior High. About 350 boys are enrolled in this department. Social Science By a study of the past, social science aims to develop in our young people an understanding of aur many modern day problems; and by presenting the problems of other peoples and the way in which they are solved, we aim to create a better feeling among the nations of the worlct. Miss Sarah B. McKenna is chairman and teaches history: Miss Verona StinehofT teaches history, civics, sociology and economics; and Miss Helen Friebel teaches geography and history. Commercial The aim of this department is to train the stu- dents in business ethics and give them a broader understanding of business methods and procedure Mr. Frank D. Aid is the head of the department and with a staff of four teachers working with him, the commercial department has done much for the welfare of the school. Publicity of all performances of the school, financing of the Lark, the El Arador, and numerous other business features must be carried on in this department. Teachers in order of appearance are Mrs. Ethel P. Cattern, Miss Ada E. Perry. Mrs. Vera C. DeSambad, Miss Kathryn E. FerguFon and Mr. Frank D. Aid. Page Thirteen = W fELF-GOVERNMENT is a big factor in the development of the future citizen. This year the Commission form of government has especially shown marked improvement. At the beginning of the year Commissioner Bourquin suggested that each Commissioner be allowed to conduct at least one assembly. By this method each student would become more confident in his ability to address an audience and conduct a meeting. This method was adopted. A Board of Finance was organized which was composed of the com- mission, .faculty adviser, and the principal. The Board w s organized in order to discuss expenditures of student body funds. A very impressive ceremony was planned by the Commission for the dedication of Whitely Field. Several unusually interesting programs have been presented. The Com- mission has aimed to present something new and different in each of its assemblies. There has been a tendency toward the " educational " along with the " entertaining " . Especially interesting programs include: The Annual Faculty Program, in which many of our " dignified " faculty mem- bers performed ; the Shakespeare Contest Assembly, The El Arador Pro- gram. G. A. A. Aud Call, Boys ' Union Aud Call, and countless others. The social activities of this year have been a success. Two Commission parties were held and greatly enjoyed. The senior high school parties had a brge attendance. Three years ago it was said of the Commission: Now, what we need is action — we have the right spirit. Every student should take an interest in school activities. " It is fast becoming possible for the majority of the students to take part in school government. About seventy students are members of the Student Conduct Committee, there are several Commission- ers and numerous club offices. Is not the wish expressed three years ago becoming a fact? The Commission wishes to thank Mrs. Whedon, the faculty adviser, for her advice and assistance. Most of their success is due to her willing cooperation. The Commissioners for this year have been Lawrence Bourquin and Edward Rueweler, Commissioners of Affairs; Frank Tatsch and Hueston Harper, Commissioners of Athletics ; Lorraine Dennis and Lillian Cramer, Commissioners of Welfare; Yoshio Kobata and Carroll Spear, Commis- sioners of Arts ; Harold Black and Verne Wenker. Commissioners of Safety. The secretaries were Constance Newland and Lorraine Dennis. The whole student body extends congratulations to the Commission for the work which has been accomplished this semester. ' Page Fourteen ' 1 - Zje c JOHANN Wolfgang von Goethe, the German author, ivas born in Frankfort. 1749. He was one of the greatest writers of modern times. In 1765 he was sent to Leipsic to begin his collegiate studies. Here he wrote two dramas. He was trans- ferred in 1770 to the University of Strasburg. In 1775 he visited the court of Charles Augustus, where he superintended the artistic pleasures of the court After a visit to Switzerland, in 1779, hf composed an opera, " Jery und Bately. " In 1786 he went to Italy and spent nearly two years in study and re- turned to Weimar in 17S8. The first part of " Faust " zcas a work which raised Goethe to the highest pinnacle of fame, and he was universally acknowledged to be the first poet of his age. In 1883, one year after the completion of " Faust " , Goethe died of fever. His best known writings are as follows: Faust. Gotz von BerHchingen, Die Leiden des jungen ft crther, Tasso, Jery und Bately, Torquato. Egmont, Reinecke Fucho. Tage Sixteen Tage Seventeen EDVI Wffi JtUEWELER Com. CC C Boys Cmion Executive Track Basketball Tennis STANLEY STRAUMER Pres. Boys ' Union Pres. Student Conduct Com. Football Fire Crew Boys ' Union Executive Board PATRICIA TABB Student Conduct Com G. A. A. Executive V. Pres. Junior Class World Friendship Usher DOROTHY BRECKON G. A. A. Drama Club Student Conduct Com, " Lombardi Ltd. " Usher MAXINE WELLS Tustin High G. A. A. Dramatics Club Students Conduct Com Glee Club CHARLES COON Pres. World Friendship Club V. Pres. French Club V. Pres BI2 Class Boys ' Union Executive Debate Team ' 29 Tage Twenty EVELYN FISKE Pres. World Friendship Club Drama Club G. A. A. Class president Girls ' League JOHN VAN HERPEN Pres. B12 Class Treas. Boys ' Union Basketball Track Jr. Varsity Club Pres. LEN HODNEFIELD Pres. French Club Sec. French Club Student Conduct Com. G. A. A. World Friendship RICHARD WORTHEN Basketball Track Student Conduct Com. Benjamin Franklin Club Mechanical Drawing Club MARGARET McKINNON El Arador Staff P es. Class Sec. Senior Class G. A. A. Drama Club RALPH SCHENCK Student Conduct Com Mech. Draw. Club Boys ' Union MRS. WALKER HERBERT TATSCH Ephebian Football Captain Pres. Boys ' Union Commissioner of Athletics Varsity Club FRANK TATSCH Commissioner of Athletit " Pair of Sixes " Football Varsity Club Boys ' Union LAWRENCE BOURQUIN Commissioner of Affairs Commissioner of Athletics " Captaiji Applejack " Baseball Business Manager Tage-T uenty-j our ROY COLLINS Stage ' £LMA MICHAELIS Spanish Club French Club Athenian Society (C.S.F.) Lark Staff Debate Team SARAH CLEVELAND Sec. Com ' l Club " Pair of Sixes " G. A. A. Student Conduct Com. Girls League HARRY ULRICH Ticket Manager " Captain Applejack " " The Poor Nut " V. Pres. Drama Club Fire Crew MARTIN BOWSER Head Usher Basketball Fire Crgw Varsity Club Boys ' Union B-12 Class s j m ' HE PRESENT Senior B ' s form the largest winter graduating class d the school has ever had. There are thirty-two members. This class has been especially active in the past year, having been prominent in every way — in citizenship, in scholarship, and in ath- letics. In the fall semester Yoshio Kobata was commissioner of arts, and Harold Black was commissioner of safety; while in the spring semester the. same commissionerships were held respectively by Carroll Spears and Verne Wenker. Senior B presidents of school organizations were the following : Varsity and Spanish Clubs, Woodrow Toomey; Glee Club, Gwendolyn Morland; Athenian Society, Harold Black; and Japanese Club Yoshio Kobata. Be- sides these, various ones of the class held memberships in nearly every club in school. From a scholarship standpoint this particular class has a high standard for it has four members in the Athenian Society, which is the honor scholarship society of the school. The class of W ' 31 has also been prominent in athletics. Woodrow Toom- ey is football captain-elect for the coming season ; and Clifford Hall is var- sity basketball captain-elect. The class team also won the interclass bas- ketball championship last fall.. This class has lettermen on various school teams, such as football, all four classes of basketball, baseball, class " C " , track, tennis, and debating. Class officers during the past year were as follows: Fall semester — presidents, Carroll Spears and Ray Foster; spring semester — (combined) president, Esther Frazer; (individual) presidents, Esther Frazer and Verne Wenker. Page Twenty-six ' ff d All Class CHIS YEAR the All class has been prominent in school affairs and accomplished a great deal. Raymond Coy was a member of the football team. In track, George Frye, Valton Key, Robert Morrow, Le Roy Gray and John Avede- sian were outstanding. Baseball received its share of attention with Lloyd White Raymond Coy, Glen Haslam and Connie Davenport. Basketball tossers from this class were Earl Munson, Glen Haslam and John Zaharis. In girls ' sports Muriel Smith was hockey manager and Agnes Anderson was tennis manager. The majority of the girls are G. A. A. members. Music was supported by Earl Munson, Agnes Anderson, Laurine Cope, Evonne Eckert, Malvena Evans, Lucy Delight, Phyllis Mayer, and Dorothy Murphy who were Glee Club members. Mamie Genette took the lead in " The Brat " . May Yamauchi and Kathleen Kobata were El Arador staff typists. The Boys ' class was given the party for the most P. T. A. subscriptions. Agnes Anderson was editor of the " Lark " , an interschol- astic debater, and sub-officer of the commission. Elizabeth Herzog, Anita Albertoni, Virginia Kepner, Muriel Smith, Kathleen Kobata, Virginia Kistler, May Yamauchi and Ruth Atkinson be- long to the Athenian Society. Virginia Kistler was president of the World Friendship Club and vice president of the Beaux Arts Club. Agnes Anderson was secretary of the World Friendship Club and vice president of the Spanish Club. Dorothy Murphy was vice president of the World Friendship Club and president of the Spanish Club. Laurine Cope was secretary of the French Club of which Lorraine Dorsey was president. The advisers were Miss Hagen and Miss McKenna. Altogether this class has been loyal and active. Watch the seniors of S ' 3l! Tjge Tuenty-sez ' zu = = r y c B-ll Class fc HE Bll class is one of the peppiest classes in school. Fun and £ j activity play no small part in the regular routine of this class. V V The class has many prominent members, though it is especially proud of its Athenians, who are Beverly Cain, Mary Conner, Takeko Ogo and Lois Sibley. Two of the outstanding members of this class were Mary Conner, secretary of the Girls ' League, and Mildred Moss, pianist in the orchestra. Two important parties were given in each semester — one by the girls, and one by the boys. This year the boys gave the girls a dance, while the girls gave a beach party. Both evenings were enjoyed very much. Class presidents for the past two terms were : Girls ' home room, Jean Robertson and Rebekah Rapier; Boys ' home room, Roy Warner and Earl Morley. The able advisers of the class are Mrs. Tyler and Mr. McLendon. " Page Twenty-eight A-10 : djte N HE A10 class was a very happy family of eighty young men and a C women. Four teachers had charge of this cl?ss. V _ J Miss Stephan had the largest group consisting of twenty-six girls. The members of this group were very active in all phases of girls ' sports. The class officers were Betty Blanchard, president; Evelyn Brace, secretary; Helen Holcomb, treasurer; Josephine Ahlberg, reader of the bulletin; Mary Alice Dwyer, Girls ' League representative. Mr. Glass had twenty boys in his group. The president was George Engle and Kenneth Bodger was secretary-treasurer. This group had many talented musicians. Hideo Ito and Jack Dawson represented their class in track. Mrs. Costenbader had a group of nineteen girls. The officers were as follows: President, Sophie Lack; secretary-treasurer, Winifred Pitman; roll taker, Harriett Olanie ; Lark Monitor, Cleo Saylors ; Thrift Campaign, Lydia Schuerman ; Girls ' League representative, Lois Trowbridge. Mr. McGinnis had fifteen boys in his group. They were represented on the track by Harry Yanaga, Isami Takeuchi and Fred Nakamura. Paul Sturdivant was their president. Edward Markham was the Thrift Cap- tain and ground guide. Many members of this group were on the basket- ball teams. Paul Sturdivant and Raymond Toomey represented the class on the baseball team. Paul Sturdivant was also the only boy in the class having the honor of being in the Varsity Club. % Tage Tuenly-CSline «| M fc_ ,TTTCf CLASS is one of the liveliest in the school. It is their fond M C claim that they have secured two of the most popular faculty V J members at Gardena for their advisers. These teachers are Mrs. Voelker for the girls, and Mr. Pinnell for the boys. These two classes have been using their home room periods to great advantage. The girls have made a patch work quilt in their room. The plan is that each girl has a square of the quilt to work on individually. Much rivalry and excitement has been caused among them by the idea, for each girl tried to get her square finished first, and yet have it neatly done. The boys have decided to spend their home room time in earnest study, and all affirm that the extra studying each day helps quite a great deal. The class has been quite active socially. Early in the second semester, the girls and Mrs. Voelker enjoyed a theatre and skating party. Later the boys, accompanied by Mr. Pinnell, had a swimming party at the plunge. Both of these events were very successful. There were so many well-liked students in the class, that the class elec- tions were very close and exciting. However, the following officers were finally elected: Presidents, Sibyl Walker and George Forbes; vice presi- dents, Ruth Skinner and Melvin Cooper; secretaries, Juanita Eaton and Clyde Drinnen ; and the Girls ' League representative was Marjorie Olney. Page Thirty The Foreign Opportunity Class aNTIL recent years, if a foreign speaking student wished to learn to speak English, it was necessary for him to begin in the Bl class. That arrangement was not satisfactory to any one con- cerned. The foreign student could not advance rapidly enough — the teacher could not do justice to both the foreign student and her class. To meet this need, throughout the city, Foreign Opportunity Rooms were established wherever there were sufficient numbers. The idea being to take any student wherever he happened to be educationally and bring him up in his work by individual help and small class instruction, just as rapidly as possible, so he might fit into a regular grade. During the period of his stay in this room, the teacher tries sympathetically, to act as inter- preter between the student and the school, and adjust him to normal school life as quickly and wisely as possible. Last semester the Foreign Opportunity Class organized the F. O. Club, with officers as follews: Masayuki Kodama, president; Hademe Nishinaka, vice president; and Kenneth Nishio, secretary. The officers for the second semester are Henry Kuritani, president; Shunji Hamano, vice president; and Yoshio " Komata, secretary. The club held two parties — one a Hallowe ' en affair, and one celebrating the Christmas season. Since the club was organized partly for improve- ment and partly for pleasure, the members are looking forward not only to serious programs each week, but also to a number of social gatherings. Tage Thirty-cms AS A PLAYER Moliere was unsurpassed in high comic parts and in literature and comedy he bears the greatest name among the moderns, after Shakespeare. He borrowed freely from Latin. Spanish and Italian writers, but he so treated the matfrials as to make the result entirely his own and original. Moliere died in 1673, a few hours after playing in Le Malade Ima inaire. Among his works may be noted L ' Ecole des Maris. L ' Ecole des Femmes, Fourberies de Scapin and many others. Tage T hirty-tzvo The Lark COOPERATING with the, students and Commission, striving to make the Lark a thorough students ' publication, promoting better friendship, sportsmanship and scholarship, the Lark continued through another successful term under the guidance of Miss Roripaugh. During the first semseter Agnes Anderson fulfilled the responsible posi- tion of editor remarkably well. In spite of the fact that she only had four staff members, she always published an excellent Lark. Her staff members were Marjorie Owen, associate editor; Albert Boehlert and Frank Laws, boys ' sport editors ; Eleanor Stevens, a reporter ; Lawrence Bourquin, sub- scription manager; and Herbert Tatsch was distribution manager. During l?st semester, a special eight page Art Exhibit issue proved very interesting. It featured art and the beauty of Gardena High and its exhibit, the paper contained photographs of five of the pictures in the auditorium, articles about the artists, articles on art, and articles on what the art exhibit means to our high school. From February to June, Marjorie Owen, as editor, was fortunate in having several energetic Journalism students occupying staff positions; Takeko Ogo ?nd Jean Robertson were associate editors; Raymond Toomey was an excellent sports ' editor; Mary Conner was news editor; Connie Newtend, girls ' sport editor; Helen Ahlberg, exchange editor; Ruth Sevier, typist; Paul Sturdivant, advertising manager; Helen Ahlberg, accounting; Charles Coon, subscription manager; and Russell White, distribution. " Page TMrty-foe =JT CHIS YEAR proved to be a most successful one for the Drama ' Club. In December the members went to see " She Couldn ' t Say No " starring Charlotte Greenwood. In January a one-act play " Rich Man, Poor Man " was given in assembly. They also presented it for the Women ' s Progressive Club. The cast included Alice Sampson, Har ' .y Ulrich, Paul Sturdivant, Rosalie Roth- meier, Phyllis Harvey, Marjorie Owen, Constance Newland, Alda Olanie, Guy Stafford, Maxine Wells and Eleanor Stevens. Other plays were as follows: " Between the Soup and the Savory " featuring Gladys Harvey, Constance Newland and Alice Sampson; " Sauce for the Goslings " featuring Hueston Harper, Eleen Walburg, Rosalie Rothmeier, Clare Harrison, Agnes Neale and Clyde Newill; " Two Crooks and a Lady " featuring Charles Coon, Ardith Stricklin, Margaret McKinnon, Patricia Tabb, Hueston Harper and Clyde Newill; and " The Kleptomaniac " was a one-act comedy featuring Alice Sampson, Alda Olanie, Lorraine Dennis, Constance Newland, Gladys Harvey, Pat: icia Tabb and Ardith Stricklin. The officers for the semester were Harry Ulrich, Connie Newland. presidents; Albert Boehlert, Edward Rueweler, vice presidents; Connie Newland, Marjorie Owen, secretary treasurers. First Semester Gladys Harvey Voshio Kobata Ruth Sevier Harold Black Athenian Society Officers President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer Publicity Second Semester Harold Black May Yamauchi Rosalie Ro thmeier Oliver Eckert The Athenian Society, which is the school ' s scholarship organizition. was given membership in the California Seholarslv ' p Federation as Chapter 39, in 1922. There are now two hundred chapters in the state federation and some applications are not yet acted upon. In Mav the chapter was represented at Avalon High School, Catalina Island, where the annual southern region convention of the C. S. F. was held. For the spring semester one of the largest membership lists in the history of the chapter was recorded — it numbered fifty-three Athenians. Beaux Arts Club A group of students have been interested enough to organize an art club. There are about twenty students in the club at the present time. Officers were elected at the second meeting of this club. They were Albert Boeh- lert, president; Virginia Kistler. vice-president: and Ethel Perry, secretary. Beaux Arts was the name chosen fqr the club. The constitution was also written. It was decided that only,,students taking art as a solid would be eligible for membership. The organization plans to assist the school in many of its projects and activities. One project will be to present the school with a football score board, as soon as the funds are supplied. The Beaux Arts club has promises of being a very lively and helpful group. Library Club The purpose of the Library Club is to arouse interest in books and libraries. Gardena Hi eh School was represented at the Los Angeles Public Library Book-of the-Month Club by Rosalie Rothmeier, Elizabeth Mowatt, Ethelyn Stone, Anna May George, and Helen Ahlberg. The students who worked in the Library last semester were Beverlv Cain, Anna May George, Helen Howe, Rebekah Rapier, Jean Robertson, Rosalie Rothmeier, Ruth Skinner, Ethelyn Stone, and Louis Wakefield. The students who took library practice from February to June were Wanda Christeson, Helen Howe, Winifred Higgins, Elizabeth Mowatt, Rosalie Rothmeier, Cleo Saylors, Elsie Sharp, Ethelyn Stone, Bernice Wilson, Helen Ahlberg and Tateshi Yamauchi. Tage Thirty-six The Girls ' Athletic Association nEALTH AND happiness are the aim of every loyal G. A. A. member. To be a member of this club is almost every girl ' s highest ambition. The club owes its success to the adviser — Miss Stephan. Social events of the club were presented in the form of two hikes to Redondo; three parties; three playdays at Gardena, Narbonne and Washing- ton- and two week end trips, one to Griffith Park and one to Balboa. Each of these affairs was one " grand riot of fun " . During the dedication of Whitely Field and between the halves of the football game with Narbonne, the G. A. A. present ed a Pom-Pom Drill. An aud call was also added to the G. A. A. ' s Credit. The executive boards consisted of the following: Lorraine Dennis, Gladys Harvey, presidents; Ruth .Sevier, Carroll Spear, vice presidents; Carroll Spear, Lillian Cramer, recording secretaries; Dorothy Murphy, Beverly Cain, corresponding secretaries, and the sport managers. The G. A. A. stands for the high ideals of girlhood. Senior Varsity Club The Varsity Club has been, during the past year, as always, one of the most active of our school organizations. For the most part, the students represented in this club are lower classmen. There are few men with moie than one stripe, however, the student body can look forward to a succssful athletic year in ' ' 31 " as most of the members, will remain. The student body always looks forward to the Varsity Club aud. call, which is presented entirely by the school ' s athletes. The feature of this year ' is aud. call was a play, " The Moonshiners, " presented by Herbert Tatsch and Lawrence Bourquin. Mino Morita and Tateshi Yamauchi demonstrated Japanese wrestling. The club also staged many enjoyable dances at Redondo. The officers were as follows: Presidents, Frank Tatsch and Woodrow Toomey; vice presidents, Bruce Doherty and John Gomez; secretaries, Paul Sturdivant and Lawrence Bourquin. Junior Varsity Club For some time it was felt that the boys who had earned minor sports letters should be organized as well as the varsity lettexmen. It was chiefly for this reason that the Junior Varsity Club was organized last year. The aim of this organization is to promote good sportsmanship. It believes that this quality is the backbone of character, an essential part of the make-up of the person who is respected, and who will make an enviable record of his life. It is the creed of the Junior Varsity Club that, no matter who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing, be a good winner or a good loser. It is significant of their ideal that the club has Coach Freeman for an adviser, for he is known as a friend to boys and an earnest advocate of clean, wholesome athletics. Officers for the year were as follows: Presidents, Woodrow Toomey and John Van Herpen; vice presidents, Elmer Batchelder ' and Tateshi Yamauchi; secretary-treasurers, Yoshio Kobata and Elmer Batchelder. Tage Thirty-eight The Fire Crew ' S ANOTHER year goes by we find the Fire Crew as alert as ever. Due to the excellent cooperation given them by the rest of the school, the crew has had one of its most successful years. The Fire Crew is officially guided by a very well-known and popular faculty member, Mr. Loomis. The following boys were membersi during this last year: Fire Chiefs, John Zaharis and Linton Mobarry; assistant fire chiefs, Albert Boehlert and Glenn Olsen; (Main Building) Captain Edward Rueweler, with John Zaharis and Wood- row Toomey; (Arts and Science Building) Captain John Avedesian, with George Forbes and Harold Black; (Frame Building Captain Bruce Doherty, with Stanley Straumer and Hueston Harper; (Home Economics Building, Captain Albert Boehlert, with John Gomez and Ray Foster; (Shop and Gym) Captain Winston Swanson, with Clifford Hall ann F.lroer Batchelder. Stage Crew Under the supervision of Mr. McLendon, a worthy stage crew has completed a suc- cessful year. Every school production we have had in the past has been run off systematically and without fault. This year the stage crew accomplished many fast shifts. The stage has been great- ly improved by the addition of a new 32 piece set which was purchased by the school. The members of both terms were as follows: Stage manager, Leonard Waters; chief electrician, Jack Swanson; assistants, Bob Dixon, Velman Winkle, and George Forbes; head flymen Edgar Rice and Raymond Coy; assistants, Joe Luce and Harry Yanaga; property men, George Forbes and Glenn Olson; assistant " Mino " Morita; stage hands, Wilfred Worsham, Eddie Owen, Mitome Oyama, Stuart Manly, and Walter Wyeoff. Student Conduct Committee The Student Conduct Committee has progressed rapidly in its work this year. Regular meetings were held every other week at which reports were given stating the condition of the grounds. Representatives were elected from each class in school. When students become seniors, however, they automatically become members of this com- mittee. Under the supervision of Harry Ulrkh and his assistant, Clifford Hall, the traffic around the grounds both after school and during athletic games was efficiently handled. Roy Collins has supervised the work of the ushers very well. Officers for the past year were as follows: Presidents, Lorraine Dennis and Stanley Straumer; secretary-treasurers, Lillian Cramer and Esmeralda Buddemeyer. The faculty members who advised the committee were Miss Stephan and Mr. Moore. Tage Forty HA ESPERANZA (The Hope) is a society for the second and third year students of Spanish. Each term the club awards a medal to the All student who writes the best series of original Spanish compositions. The first teim John Ayala received this medal. The second term Anita Albertoni received it. By no means are members of La Esperanza " book worms " only. A Hallowe ' en party, given by the Bll Spanish -class to the rest of the club, was one of the most successful of the season. They have had several lively parties during the past year, and hope to have many more. The officers for this year were as follows: Presidents, Dorothy Murphy and Wood- row Toomey; vice presidents, Beverly Cain, Agnes Anderson; secretary-treasuiers, Pauline Kolyski, Harry Corea. 1 French Club The French Club has always been one of the most active in school. Among many other things they did last year, the members helped to make the El Arador piogram a success. They presented a skit portraying French life. Like all other clubs, this one has had many good times during the last year. In March its members had a very interesting party. Owing to the lack of boys in the club, each gill was entitled to bring a friend. The sponsor of the club was Miss Pendleton. The officers for the year were as fol- lows: Presidents, Dorothy Mae Collins, Lorraine Dorsey; vice presidents, Maxine 0 ' - Hara, Charles Coon; secretaries, Theola Beech, Laurine Cope. World Friendship Club The World Friendship Club gave a Japanese Dinner on April 24 to which members of the clubs in the Los Angeles Federation of World Friendship Clubs were invited. About two hundred guests were present. At the various afternoon " excursions " , Miss Roripaugh told of England and Greece, Mrs. Pearson told the members many interesting things of Russia, Miss Hagen and Miss Friebel shared their voyage to the Hawaiian Islands with the club. Speakers fiom the Spanish American Institute told of Spain. The last party was an All Nations costume dance. The officers weie as follows: Presidents, Charles Coon and Virginia Kistler; vice presidents, Lillian Cramer and Doiothy Murphy; secretary-treasurers, Kathleen Kobata and Agnes Anderson; and sponsor, Miss Friebel. Thrift Club A new club, the purpose of which is to stimulate the desire for saving, has been organized in the high school. Every school in the Los Angeles City system has a similar organization. This is called a " Thrift Club " . Each class elects a Thrift Captain whose duty it is to see that every student having a desire to save be given a little bank. When the student has saved one dollar or more he takes it to one of the banks in Gardena and starts a savings account. This is one of the most profitable organizations in the school. The student body extends every wish for its future success. " Page Forty-ttoo VJ HIS CLUB is composed of students takjng the commercial course or a single d £ commercial subject. The club ' s aim is to acquaint students with business J methods and procedure. Last November about twenty-five members, accompanied by Miss Ferguson, visited the Globe Ice Cream Company, and spent a very enjoyable afternoon going through the various departments of the plant, after which they were served ice cream a la carte by their hosts. In May the members visited the famous Huntington Library and Art Gallery at San Marino. This interesting trip was sponsored by Miss Perry. The officers for the fall semester were as follows: President, Agnes Neale; vice president, Alda Olanie; secretary, Estella Schug. For the spring semester the president was Eleen Walburg; vice president, Martha Flewelling; and secretary, Eleanor Wagner. The Press Club Mr. Miller started a new method of advancement in the print shop last term. He divided a large chart into fifty parts.. In each part, there are fifty steps and each step contains a number of tasks. In order to complete number one, a student must have been in the shop fifteen periods, and must have done the tasks assigned in that step. The average student advances about a step every three weeks. After a student has passed the sixth step, he is considered a member of the Press Club. When he has passed the twentieth step he becomes a member of the Benjamin Franklin Club. The Benjamin Franklin Club put out a paper similar to the " Pi " which was issued last year and also published a Print Shop " Annual " . Japanese Students ' Club Last December the Japanese students in the Senior High School formed a club known as the Japanese Students ' Club of Gardena High School. The aims of this club are to create better acquaintances among the Japanese students, and to foster friend- shrp with other clubs. In January, they had a party in the gym which was a great success, for all present reported a good time. They enjoyed playing different games and dancing. When the El Arador staff gave a program, several girls from this club dressed in gay colored kimonas and sang in Japanese. Mrs. Whedon was the club ' s advrser. The officers were as follows: President Yoshio Kobata; vice president, May Yamauchi; secretary-treasurer, Sam Ishihara. The Girls ' League The Girls ' League of Gardena High School has for many years been one of the most active organizations of the student body. This past year has been a happy and busy one for the girls. In the fall an enjoyable dance was given for the Boys ' Union. They also gave the Bi-annual Little Sisters party which welcomes the new girls each semester. The Professional Quality Players pres- ented a play " Hidden Complex " which was sponsored by the Girls ' League. Of course, the May Day program, the annual gay festival, was sponsored by the Girls ' League. The money that the girls made at this time was put aside for the purchase of a statue to be erected near the pond in the patio. Through the entire year, this organization has been constantly thinking of what it might do to help the student body in every way possible. Their lasting pledge is support and cooperation in all activities of Gardena High. Tage Forty-four f Epidaurus I fell asleep and dreamed a dream. The sleeping hills of ancient Greece encircled me. Silently, slowly the gentle wind Wafted the perfume of the pines which clung to the hills And lightly laid a sweet pine-kiss On my warm cheek. I smiled and dreamed on. Far below, in the vast amphitheatre, Lovely Greek maidens were dancing, dancing — Softly and clearly their exquisite song rose up to me. The last golden notes of a lyre floated up, up — Tangling themselves with pine, smells. Listening, longing for just another strain of the perfect music, I awoke to see the silvery web of Arachne, Painbow-tinted by a few, last, lingering sunbeams. The rainbow faded. I was alone With steel cut diamond stars and pine fragrance. — Rosalie Rothmeier t TT T t t A Street in Ancient Spain (Inspired by Debussy ' s Iberia) The venders are calling out their wares On a street in ancient Spain. Each one loudly cries his fares, Wishing for his earthly gain. The crowd is hurrying to and fro Hustling to the festal scene. Traveling with animals the people go With joyous clamor and hearts serene. One hears the tune of a Spanish dance In the distance at the fete, And as the strain does to the crowd entrance, Silence comes all through the street. Then once more the animals are forward driven. Again the venders cry their wares. An organ grinder plays his tedious song, And the noisy people forget their cares. Now darkness casts her shadow on the wayside. The crowd departs as fades the light. The sellers no longer give their tiresome cries, And silence spreads through the night. — Elma Michaelis ' Page Forty-six :. ; UT I The Boys ' Union OURING the past few years it has been the plan of Mr. Whitely and several men of the faculty to form a boys ' organization similar to that of the Girls ' League. At the beginning of this year, these plans were terminated in the organization of the Boys ' Union, the aim of which is to create and foster a spirit of cooperation and friendship among the boys of the senior high school. Herbert Tatsch was elected president of the organization, and with the help of several students and faculty members a constitution was formed and five committees appointed. The committees consisted of a committee head, four or more student members, and a faculty adviser. The various committees and the leaders were as follows: Athletic committee. Frank Tatsch; vocational guidance committee, Lawrence Bourquin ; social com- mittee, Charles Coon ; publicity committee, Harold Black ; student relations committee, Stanley Straumer. At special Boys ' Union assemblies Mr. Whedon and Mr. Fox were sec- ured as speakers. A hand-ball tournament and an inter-class tournament were sponsored bv the Athletic committee. The Publicity committee helped to make the Senior play, " A Pair of Sixes, " a success. Many enjoyable dances were planned by the social committee. Stanley Straumer was elected president for the second semester, and Ralph Rice, Hueston Harper, and Robert Dool were elected to fill committee vacancies. Dad ' s Night, sponsored by the Boys ' Union, was a success as was the party tendered by the club to the Girls ' League. The officers for the Boys ' Union were as f ollews : Presidents, Herbert Tatsch and Stanley Straumer; vice presidents, Edward Rueweler and Woodrow Toomey; secretaries, Elmer Batchelder and Woodrow Toomey; and treasurer John Van Herpen. Tage Forty-seven HENRICK IBSEN, the greatest dramatist of the nineteenth century, was born at Skien, Nor- way, March 20. 1828. Henrick, after at- tending a scientific school until he was fourteen, became an apothecary ' s apprentice at a small village on the coast of Grimstad where his literary career began. He first wrote tragedies, then romantic plays, and later lyrical drama in verse. Ibsen ' s best known plays are " Catitina " . " The Pretenders " , " The Banzuet at Solhaug " , and " Kjaempehojen " . " The Pretenders " is known to be a masterpiece among historical dramas. Ibsen gives the following thought to the world: " That which thou art. be it completely; not merely piecemeal and discreetly. " ' Page Forty-eight THRILLNG play, entirely different than any other play ever given at this high school, was presented in the form of " Captain Applejack. " The combination of a comfortable English home, an aristocratic fam- ily, a pirate ship, a mutinous crew, a decisive card game, and a fight was interestingly worked out and beautifully presented, due to the ingenuity of Mrs. Walker, dramatics director, and Miss Hagen, stage art and costuming designer. The clever acting and voice work was greatly enhanced by the stage settings and lighting effects. Ambrose Applejohn ' s distaste for the formal comfortable life he had endured was evidenced in the first act. This part was played by Lawrence Bourouin. and the audience marveled at the ease with which he changed his character from the staid English type to the pirate in the second act. Constan ce Newland played opposite Lawrence and as usual, put her whole sweet self into the performance. Eleanor Stevens was excellent in her por- trayal of a crook and adventuress. Her mastery of the Russian dialect is to be envied. Edward Rueweler played opposite her. Other members of the cast, Gladys Harvey, Paul Sturdivant, Harry Ulrich. and Elmer Batchelder, acted especially well. Congratulations, Mrs. Walker and Miss Hagen, on this unusual produc- tion! SSSS9S " Pair of Sixes " A clever three-act comedy, featuring Herbert Tatsch and Frank Tatsch, the twins, was one of the best plays ever presented at the high school. It sparkled with comedy from the very first minute of the first act to the drop of the curtain at the end of the third act. In her portrayal of Herbert Tatsch ' s wife, Sarah Cleveland was very dignified and at ease. Sarah astonished the audience with her clever act- ing. We are sorry she waited until her senior year to reveal her unusual dramatic talents. Alice Sampson, Frank Tatsch ' s fiancee, was a modern girl in the play, but had tucked away in that pert little head of hers much more brain power than the average girl. Mary Conner played the part of the youthful peppy secretary of the two partners. Albert Boehlert was the lawyer and played his part splendidly. George Engle, Bruce Doherty, Clyde Newill, Glenn Parsons, Lawrence Bourquin, and Phyllis Harvey, helped to make the play successful. We congratulate you, Mrs. Walker and Miss Hagen! Tage Fifty i " The Brat " HE BRAT " was a play of human emotions. Albert Boehlert, in m C " The Brat " was a ladies ' man and was considered quite a catch. %. J He was an author and often used characters from real life as ex- amples. To study at first hand a model for his heroine, he brought a girl from the juvenile court, and used her! as a subject to mould his story around. " The Brat, " Mamie Gennette, quite naturally falls in love with Mac Millan, Albert Boehlert, but Glenn Parsons, Steve, the younger brother of Albert, fell in love with the Brat. Glenn Parsons is to be congratulated on his clever portrayal of the younger brother. Carroll Spear and Gladys Cogswell were rivals for Albert Boehlert. Finally the novel was completed and MacMillan prepared to turn the Brat back into the streets. Steve started for Wyoming and his ranch, but came back to see that the Brat got a " square deal " . The Brat discovered that it had been Steve she loved all the time. The play ended happily. Other members of the cast were Martha Flewelling, Harold Black, Hugenia Snider, Sybil Slinkard, George Engle, and Anna May George. They are to be congratulated on their ability to play character parts. The student body wishes to express its appreciation for Mrs. Walker ' s capable directing and the clever stage setting planned by Miss Hagen and her stage art classes as well as for Mr. McLendon ' s and the stage crew ' s able cooperation with Miss Hagen ' s classes in the setting of the stage. All agree that this play was a most novel and interesting one. Tuge Fifty-two fYLVIA FIELDS! who does not know that name? Sylvia, with her smooth, straight, pale gold hair, her eyes of the, color and warmth and softness of pansies, her mouth like a pink roseleaf, and her voice like the silver sound of a fountain playing in the moonlight. I attended the same high school at the same time as did the famous ac- tress, and therefore, I am acquainted with certain episodes of her life which are not widely known. For instance, all of you know that green is the color she loves best, and that she has a passion for the music of Grieg — that is common property. But did you know that her name was really Molly Fields ? Do you know the first part she ever played ? It was Silvery Bell ; perhaps that is why she later chose the name Sylvia, which seems wrought for her. She lived in a gaunt old shell of a house with her father. Mr. Fields was a very queer old man ; they said he was not " all there " . Sylvia herself was queer. In those days her only claim to beauty lay in her great pansy-like eyes. She w?s not a social success in high school ; in fact, she did nothing to let us know she was there. She would sit in class with her eyes fixed on the blackboard and a blank expression on her face. It was exasperating to the teacher, for Sylvia did not seem to be in the room at all. She would stride about the halls with that same expression standing out from the rest, lanky, awkward and tall. None of us really knew her. In fact it was said that she had never spoken without first being questioned. This, then, was Sylvia Fields at the time of try outs for " Silvery Bell " . " Silvery Bell " was something a little different from any of the plays Lawndale High School had ever presented. It was a fantasy — that whim- sical kind, with a touch of tragedy that is so hard to do successfully. It was a play written around a person rather than incidents. Viola Severs would be Silvery Bell ; Everyon e knew before the list was placed upon the bulletin board. Of course Sylvia did not try out, but when the cast was announced she was first to read the results. She stood there wistfully while chattering group of boys and girls discussed the merits and demerits of the chosen few. She asked Miss Wilkins if she might be prompter. The dramatics teach- er, amazed at shy Sylvia ' s asking for anything at all, granted her the posi- tion. Backstage, her lips would move with Viola ' s as Silvery Bell spoke. We would all watch her before we went on, and nudge each other and laugh. But she did not know we were laughing at her. At the dress rehearsal of " Silvery Bell " we were all pleased. It was un- deniably a high school performance, of course, but very good as high school performances go. Viola was sweet in her part. She looked pretty, her voice Tage Fifty-three . was pleasing, and she made Silvery Bell very lovable,. We went home that night confident that the play would be the best Lawndale High had ever done. Viola did not appear at school the next day. We, were not alarmed ; we supposed she was staying at home to rest. But towards the end of the day Mrs. Severs phoned and said that Viola had broken her arm! It was a tragedy! The cast gathered in Miss Wilkin ' s room, and excitedly discussed the accident. How silly of Viola to fall downstairs anyway ! If she couldn ' t go upstairs without falling she should have stayed down, especially today ! Of course we were sorry for her, but the play ! Poor Viola had offered to come anyway, but a Silvery Bell with her arm in a splint and a sling was worse than none at all. In the midst of the hub bub, Sylvia opened the door and walked in. She had an air of calm assurance which compelled us all to stop talking and watch her. Oblivious of us, she walked straight to Miss Wilkins, who, poor woman, had a headache. Sylvia spoke. " May I be Silvery Bell, Miss Wilkins? " She asked clearly. Miss Wilkins removed her hand from her forehead and looked up. She saw Molly Fields, not Sylvia Fields — tall, gangly, awkward. Her hand went to her forehead again. Then she said wearily, " You know the part? " " I know the part perfectly. I have practiced it. " One would almost think Sylvia had known that Viola would break her arm. Miss Wilkins answered, " You may have the part. " There was nothing else to do. Before the performance that night, everyone was subdued. Of course Sylvia was better than no one, but — Sylvia, however, was calm. She donned Silvery Bell ' s costume. It was too short. The make up girls hastily let down the hem, and the costume fitted perfectly. We admitted, reluctantly, that she wasn ' t so bad looking in makeup. Then the play started. Sylvia, waiting in the wings, looked composed and self assured, but I noticed how tightly her hands were clenched. Our fears had been groundless. From the instant Silvery Bell came on the stage, it was not a stage. It was a woodland glade. She seemed literally to rise and soar, and we followed. This was not a play ; it was reality ! When Silvery Bell was not on the stage, her presence pervaded it, her personality hung over it in a haze until she came on again, and then it was embodied. The play was the best Lawndale had ever done. They have not equalled it since. Afterwards we expected Sylvia to be radiant — the butterfly emerged from the chrysalis. But she wasn ' t. She had returned to her chrysalis, shy as ever. Nowadays, I pick up a magazine, open it, — and there is the Sylvia of old, only a thousand-fold more beautiful, and a long article follows the picture, called, perhaps, " Starshine and Moonbeams " . That is Sylvia. But somehow I feel that if I should meet her on the street she would be Molly Fields — the lanky, awkward girl we used to know, with her eyes fixed on something we could not see. ' Page Fifty-four — Theola Beech My Mind My mind is a clear pool Limpid in the light, but Sometimes troubled and rough. I love to gaze Into its cool depth It reflects my face As a silvery mirror held Before me. My thoughts swim in it. They are little many colored fish. They are numerous and loved Some are silver, Many of them are the color of gold A few glide stealthily about, black as a deep forest. I love the silver fish And try to catch them with My live and jeweled hook Such happiness and faith fill them. My gold scaled ones are jolly, Jolly as the sun And they play happily in my mind. The black imps I hate; I never strive to catch them ; When I do, I am bad And ugly as they. My pool I love It is my mind. I gaze into its cool depth and It reflects my face As a silvery mirror held Before me. — Jean Robertson Tage Fifty- five The Romance of the Morning ' S I softly closed the door of the rose covered cottage, the perfumed odor of orange blossoms filled the air. I tiptoed down the stone bordered path. I walked softly, not from an act of stealth, but because everything about me seemed asleep and I didn ' t want to awaken a single flower. The trees hardly quivered in the early morning stillness. Aurora, the goddess of the morning, did not bring the dawn in by blasting trumpet calls, but swiftly rose and gold streaks seemed to silently cross the heavens. I crossed a little stream that ran singing among the rocks, cow bells began to tingle in the distance. I clambered up to a rocky ledge overlooking the valley. Ah, this was just the spot for a beautiful romance and yet everything was so still. The soft stillness was broken by the opening of a door, I looked about and saw a milkmaid gathering her pails. She started across the little stream. As she reached the other side of the bank a farmer boy leaped to her side from some leafy corner. He took the pails from her hand and put them on a dead tree stump. As she reached for the buckets he took her hand and drew her close to him. The milkmaid raised her face to his. I felt guilty watching their tender kiss. It was as beautiful as any romance in the old feudal days. With the age old redwood trees above them, the beautiful Muir Wood ferns about them, the two lovers walked out of sight, their arms entwined. The pails stood forgotten on the stump. The small God of Love reigned supreme as the morning dawned. I jumped down from my lofty throne and as I crossed the meadow I wondered if I had really watched this lovely spring romance or if I had dreamed it. Was it possible that there could be in the middle of our busy California a spot with such beautiful dawns, such magnificent trees, such exquisite ferns or that love could be so enthralling as in the beautiful Mill Valley so near and yet so far from the busy streets of San Francisco? — Anna May George ' Ptige Fifty-six = r I ' OR MANY years, Robert Ingerson had been a private experimenter in chemistry, and what ' s more, having a most penetrating curios- ity, had tried some of his experiments on himself. He had lived peacefully for some time in an old rambling house, known to the neighbors as the " Mystery House " , and many were the tales about it. Then, one night there was a severe earthquake which shattered windows, chimneys, and even walls. And in the midst of it. Robert Ingerson vanished ! Ten years went by, and people had almost forgotten the scientist, when one night a ghostly light was seen moving through the house. Some neigh- bors, thinking that small boys had been responsible for the light, investi- gated ; but no, the doors and windows had not been disturbed. The next night some curious boys hid on the grounds. Soon after midnight they fled, terrified, from the ghostly sight. They had seen a man ' s face appear at the window— but the face was luminous ! By this time the whole countryside had been aroused. Gossip had it that ghosts were holding their revels in the deserted house. But finally one brave man volunteered to stay in the house at night. The next morning the house was thoroughly searched, but not a trace of him was found! Another man, a boon companion of the other, volun- teered to stay in the house, seeking vengeance for his friend. But in the morning, he could not be found either. Now, gossip was running wild. Something must be done. So the next night, a group of armed men hid themselves in the little seance room of the haunted house. About midnight one of the men suddenly screamed, " Look, " and point- ed to the opposite side of the room. There, seeming to come right out of the wall, was a ghostly, luminous face of a man ! It seemed to be coming closer to the watchers! The men fought to get out of its spectral path. Panic-stricken, they turned to flee. But they stopped in their tracks, for directly in front of them was a ghostly repetition of the face in the mirror ! Speechless with horror, they backed slowly away from it. One of them bumping into the wall, accidently touched a light switch. Thankfully, almost hysterically so, he snapped it on. Then gasps come from the men. Standing before them, blinking vacantly at the light, was the stooping haggard figure of what had once been the proud, erect Robert Ingerson ! Suddenly behind the figure appeared two more shapes — the two volun- teers. One of them, on seeing his friends, laughed hysterically. " So you got him? " he cried. " Well, don ' t lose him. " He laughed again, his voice rising to a shriek. " Oh, you can ' t imagine what torture we ' ve been through, listening to that madman babble! Yes, madman! Can ' t you see? Look at him! " The old man was taking out a little box from his pocket. The box, marked " Powdered Radium " , he opened carefully. Then seeming to forget what he was doing, he stuck his finger into the contents and then absently licked it off. " Turn off the light and watch, " suggested one of the ex-prisoners. The light was switched off, and out of the dark appeared again the spectre. Almost instantly the light came back on. " Well, I ' ll be switched! " ejaculated one of them, slowly. " Radium — taken internally! " —Lois Sibley, ' 30 Tage Fifty-seven M ' HE HIGH School orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Kingsley, ■ C j is one of the most important organizations in the school. The orchestra plays many selections at our school plays and enter- tainments. The members of the orchestra are Dorothy Mae Collins, concert mis- tress; Etha Rowe Kepner, Laurine Cope, Marie Hennis, Ruth Shepard, Grace Murphy, first violins ; Elma Michaelis, Freeman Adams, Francis Olney, Albertine Stone, Ruth Showalter, second violins; Virginia Kepner, Opal Burnside, cello ; Lloyd White, Ray Foster, Roy Warner, trumpet ; Ray Withers, Kenneth Kaler. trombone; Edwin Kennedy, Winifred Pitman, Robert Angel, basses ; Mildred Moss, Bernice Frederick, piano ; Clyde Watts, flute; Clare Wallquist, alto saxaphone; Frank Andrews, drum; Dick Van Herpen, clarinet. The Band Under the direction of Mr. Crawford, the band has improved greatly during the past year. There has been a notable increase in the membership There are now sixty students enrolled in this group. The b?nd has done much to promote enthusiasm at the football games by its exhibition marching and playing. It has also made a number of appearances at assemblies, playing both marches and popular music. The student body is glad to have so many enthusiastic students mem- bers of this group. Glee Club The Glee Club has long been an organization in Gardena High School. This year it has grown considerably, and has reached the amazing number of forty-eight boys and girls. They have entertained at various programs, in Aud Calls, and at the Gardena Woman ' s Club. They have also decided on many more interesting programs for the coming semesters, under the direction of Dr. Kingsley. This term a mixed quartette has been formed, which consists of Maxine Davis, Gwen Morland, Herman Kennedy, and Clare Wallquist. They have planned to sing at Glee Club programs at different times. The officers of the Girls ' Glee ' Club were Malvena Evans, president; Helen Howe, vice president; and Dorothy Murphy, secretary-treasurer. Gwen Morland was the assistant director of the girls and Herman Kennedy was the boys ' director. On the whole, the Glee Club has been a great success during the past semester. Tage Fifty-eight «= ' HIS Junior High Council year the Junior High Council has done remarkably well by C cooperating in planning the activities for Junior High. The council V _ J is composed of one representative from each home room. The project this year was a continuation of last year, the tiling of the drinking fountain in the cafeteria. At Christmas time each home room contributed a basket of food and toys for a needy family in Gardcna. The council helped distribute these baskets. They were greatly appreciated by the families receiving them. The officers for the two semesters were Edward Olney and William Eto, commissioners; Eleanor Shoemaker and Nellie Hoff, vice presidents; Harriet Hughes and Alberta Rueweler, secretaries. Miss Friebel was the faculty adviser. Assemblies The first assembly of the Junior High was held November 27. Musical selections were given by the Junior Orchestra under the direction of Mrs. Pearson. The Girls ' Junior Glee Club and the Boys ' Singing Class also contributed to the program. John Fisher and Lawrence Sherman, our yell leaders, helped to make the assemblies very lively and enthusiastic. On December 13 the Junior High conducted the assembly of the entire student body. The girls ' gym classes gave dances under the direction of Mrs. Fullerton. Many Christmas carols were sung by the Glee Clubs. It ,was a regular old-fashioned Christmas program, which proved to be very interesting. The Junior High gave an International Goodwill Day program for the student body on May 16. The aim of this program was to create better World Friendship. Tage Sixty 1 JZ? Monogram Club ' HE Monogram Club has been an active Junior High organization for five years. There are seventy members in the club. The of- ficers were presidents, Catherine Conner and Noriene Poe; vice- president, Lucille Rueweler; secretaries, Fay Smith and Eleanor Shoe- maker. Among the interesting parties the club had the first semester were an Initiation, a Valentine, and a Hallowe-en party. The second semester they had an Initiation party and several others. A girl may become a member by arousing enthusiasm for Physical Education in the home, by motivating the Physical Education program, and by interesting the girl so that she will become more efficient physically. In order to make it possible for every girl to earn a Monogram during her three years in Junior High School, and to stimulate the more capable girl to win higher points, a schedule of points was offered. A girl may also earn points for posture, hygiene, special services to the department, class attendance, teams, and special activities. Activities The activities of the Junior High School began with a stunt party to which all Junior High students and Faculty were invited. The classes showed much originality. The prizes, five-pound boxes of chocolates, were awarded to Mrs. Fullerton ' s B9 girls and Mr. Robinson ' s B9 boys for hav- ing the best stunts. In the month of February the Junior High had a dance in the gym. It was a very successful event. In the spring they had a track meet party in which each home room had contestants. r Tage Sixty-one SOPHOCLES was a famous Greek dramatist. The approximate years of his life are 405-495 B. C. He was a very quiet : unassuming sort of person and these qualities won him the friendship of some of the greatest men of his, day. We have only seven plays extant from the large number that he wrote. Among them are " Antig6ne " and " Philoctetes " . Sophocles produced thirty-two plays in twenty-eight years. We wonder at suck a mind; but even though the plays were written so rapidly. they were, nevertheless, the highest quality. Thus Sophocles lives for us only in his works, as Shakespeare does, and possibly it is for this very reason that both are to us the most faithful mirrors of all that was greatest and unique in their splendid epochs. 7 age Sixty-four The Dedication of Whitely Field ®HITELY FIELD, so named because it was obtained by the hard, faithful work of our principal, Mr. Whitely, lies just across the street from the school. This new athletic field has already been the scene of many hard fought battles ; battles that were fought honestly and honorably, not for the glory of the players, but to bring honor to their Alma Mater. Dedication Day was Green and White Day on the campus. Everyone donned his green and white outfit and attended the big pep rally which was held on the fourth of October, on the field and bleachers. Although the program was essentially a pep rally a certain dignity was added to the program by the school songs which were led by Dr. Kingsley, " The History of Football at Gardena, " as told by Mr. Whitely, the impressive G. A. A. pom-pom drill, and the dedication speech by Mr. Gleen. The program was concluded by many peppy yells. The name for the new athletic field was suggested by the present Senior A boys, and it was voted for in a body by the students. We are proud of our new field. We are proud of our Principal after whom it is named. Let us show our appreciation for his wonderful work in obtaining this field, by taking the best of care of it. ' Page Sixty -six Coach McGinnis ' Message Coach Freeman ' s Message Sincere and wholehearted competition in athletics is undoubtedly the life and spirit of every high school. Without worthy and fighting opponents, we cannot hope for worthy and fighting teams. That ' s why we like the hard games best. Gardena has traditions and trophies to boast of, and she has always had boys on the field who did not quit when the going- got rough. September of 1930 will find us with most of the old warriors gone. Activities of all kinds must pass to the shoulders of the new boys coming on and that will be the time for the best showing of spirit Gardena High has ever made. Gardena is our school and her standing in scholastics, athletics and spirit is what we make it and maintain. Next fall we are going to need not the fellow behind you, but you, and your best efforts to keep her at the top where she belongs. TORRANCE Gardena ' s intrepid 1929 football team, led by another successful season by crushing Torrance 32 shows no comparison as to the relative strength of the two teams. The ball was almost always deep in Torrance ' s territory, and only the breaks of the game prevented more Gardena touchdowns. On Gardena ' s line Captain Tatsch and Woodrow Toomey proved towers of strength, both on defense and offense. Morita, at left half, excelled with his shifty open-field running; while Doherty, at quarter, showed his ability by his field generalship. Straumer backing up the line, played exceptionally well. Another successful athletic year has rolled by. The stalwart sons of Gardena have acquitted themselves creditably and honorably on the gridiron, court, track, and diamond. True, they have not always won. True, also, they have been far from the bottom of the heap. Whatever the result of the battle, one thing is certain; Gardena athletes have been good sports. They have won modestly and lost with a smile. For this sportsmanship, as well as for your victories, Mohicans, we are proud of you! $!} Captain Herbert Tatsch, started to 0. The score, although large, " Page Sixty-seven Gardena went clown varsity, on the latter ' s field. Washington scored and converted early in the first quarter, on straight line bucks and a delayed pass. The second quarter was scoreless. Washington kicked off to Gar- dena to start the second half. Toomey received the ball on his own ten yard line and made a beautiful run to the center of the field. Captain Tatsch dropped back in punt formation, and shot a forty-eight yaul pass to Forbes, who was downed on the Wash- ington two yard line. Doherty took the ball over for the touchdown, and also kicked the goal. The score at the end of the third quarter, however, was Washington 21 — Gardena 7. The game ended in favor of Washington. BANNING The third game of the season was with Banning on the new Whitely Field. Because of Doherty ' s fine passing, Captain Tatsch ' s and Morita ' s line plunging and runs, Gardena ' s eleven defeated Banning 13 to 0. Captain Tatsch scored on a pass from Doherty in the second quarter from Banning ' s 15 yaul line; and used the same kind of a pass from Doherty in the third quarter for a 40 yard gain and the second touchdown. JORDAN One of the most exciting games of the season was the Jordan game, which was featured by a touchdown by Herbert Tatsch in the last few minutes of play, the score being up to those few fatal minutes, 7 to 2 in favor of Jordan. On receiving the kickoff, Hei.b ran it back to the forty yard line and then on a long pass to Morita, and another from Doherty, placed it on the three yard line. A line buck, with Herb carrying the ball, netted our green and white pigskinners 6 points giving Gardena the one point to win the game. The final score was 8-7 in favor of Gardena. BELL Never in the history of the two schools was there such a closely contested football game between the Eagle and the Mohican Varsities. With a heavy and powerful line and an All-Marine League fullback, Bell ' sl eleven was slated to win by a large margin. Our first score came in the second quarter after a forty yard ( pass and three yard line bucks. In the middle of the last quarter, Doherty plunged over the line for the final green and white score. The desperate fighting of our Mohicans was displayed particularly in the last three minutes of the game, after an unorthodox and discouraging play. In this unusual play, Bell booted and fumbled the ball for some time, and then, after almost everyone in the backfield had handled the ' ball, a thirty yard pass was thrown to an end, who downed it on the two yard line. Even after this, tne Gardena boys tightened, and it took Bell the full four downs to cross those two short yards. Bell won 18 to 12. NARBONNE Gardena ' s flashy green and white pigskinners scored their greatest victory of the season when they defeated the Championship Narbonne team by a 12 to score on Whitely Field. Captain Herb Tatsch scored twice for Gardena, first on a five yard plunge through center, and the second tally came on a pass from Doherty to Tatsch which was good for a 40 yard run and the touchdown. Mino Morita made several spectacular runs which were 20 to 40 yard gains. The good condition and strength of our team was shown by the fact that not one Gardena man was injured and Narbonne did not cross our 40 yard line all during the first half. RIIS It looked as though Gardena was to end the final football game of the season with Riis in a tie of 6 to 6 up to the last few -minutes of play, when Captain Herb Tatsch encouraged his team with, " Fellows, do you realize that this is the last six minutes of the 1929 football season? " When the boys heard this, there wa s no hope for the ' opponents. The fighting Mohicans came through with two more touchdowns in the last six minutes. The game ended with an 18 to 6 victory. This game brought to a close one of the most successful football seasons in several years. Gardena tied for third place with Bell. Narbonne tied with Washington for first place, but in view of the fact that Nar- bonne beat Washington, Narbonne received the cup. Page Sixty-eight et Varsty-Lightweight Basketball ' ARDENA ' S Varsity and lightweight basketball teams, although they did not win the championship, played some real games and ended a successful season with both teams winning four and losing three games. The ' A ' and ' B ' teams lost to Bell, Riis, and Washington, but put up a real fight in each encounter. Edward Rueweler and John Van Herpen were high point men of the season with Rueweler scoring 120 points for the varsity. The following men composed the varsity team: Bowser, E. Forbes, Gray and Zaharis, Guards; Bourauin, Hah, Swanson, O ' Leary, Forwards; and Edward Rueweler, Center. The lightweights were composed of Batchelder, Van Herpen and Cooper, Forwards ; Black, Yamauchi, and Toomey, Guards ; and Laws, center. The first varsity and lightweight game of the season was with Bell where Gardena ' s " A " and " B " teams lost both games. The score was 14 to 18 ; Lightweights, Gardena 28. Bell 34. In the next game, with Jordan at Jordan, Gardena started off with a bang and trounced Jordan in both games. The game ended with Varsity, Gardena 30, Jordan 7 ; Light- weights, Gardena 18, Jordan 7. Both teams showed very good training. The " A " and " B " teams from Riis won very hard fought games from our teams at the first games at Gardena High. The scores were " A " team, 38 to 25 ; and " B " team, 33 to 18. The next game, which was one of the most thrill- ing games of the season, was with Banning at Gardena. The Varsity finally won out 14 to 13 in the last quarter when Swanson sank a free throw for the one-point lead which they held for the remaining minutes. The light- weights won a walkaway game with Banning 19 to 8. Early scoring by Van Herpen, Batchelder, and Yamauchi gave Gardena the lead which could not be overcome. The " A " and " B " game with Washington gave us our second defeat of the season, with Varsity score 24 to 18 ; and the lightweight score 23 to 17. Gardena was greatly handicapped by the court, which was very small. Gardena then trounced our old rival, Narbonne. The scores were 23 to 12 and 19 to 8, " A " and " B " respectively. Our final basketball gime of the season was with Torrance at Gardena. Gardena finally won out in the Varsity game by a 12 to 11 score. Clifford Hall and Martin Bowser were high point men for Gardena. The lightweights won by a lop-sided score. The " C " and " D " Team The midgets were unfortunate this year losing all their games by close scores. They have gained experience, however, and are to be feared as Class " B " men next year. The lettermen were Capt. Tsutsumi, R. F., Mor- ley, C, Ishihara, L. F., Kobata, R. G., Oyama. L. G., and Ben Izumida, Sub. G. These men fought hard for their Alma Mater, and deserve the highest credit for their endeavors. They were a fighting Mohican team. The class " D " team was composed of practically all two year men, and ended a more successful basketball season by winning 5 out of 7 games played. The team lost to Banning and Narbonne by close scores. The fly- weight team was composed of Capt. Don Patterson, F., Wilfred Worsham, F., Hideo Ito, C, Geo. Dinsmore, G., Horace Newland, G., and Stewart Manly, Sub. G. If these boys are in the " C " division next basketball season, Gardena should produce a championship " C " team. Tage Seventy Track s J " RE following honors were given in track this year: Hueston Har- d ' per in the shot put; Ed. Rueweler in the pole vault, high hurdles and the broad jump; and Minori Morita in the dashes. These men composed Gardena ' s so called " three man track team " . Coach Freeman stated that Rueweler was one of the best all-around athletes he had ever seen. At the Torrance meet Riis captured the championship by scoring 42 points. Gardena took fifth place with 14 points. In this meet 10 out of 12 Marine League records were shattered. Two were broken by Rueweler and Harper. Rueweler in the pole vault, vaulted to a new height of 11 ft. 8 in. The Varsity team was composed mostly of Class " B " men, including this following besides Rueweler, Harper and Morita: Al Boehlert, in the high and low hurdles; Morrow in the mile; Gray in the high jump; Troy Putnam in the dashes ; Mobarry in the half mile ; White in the quar- ter mile run ; Nakamura in the mile ; Batchelder and Van Herpen in the pole vault; George Frye in the broad jump; Cooper in the high jump; and Black in the half mile. Tennis Tennis might well be called the " game for the. sportsman " . To be suc- cessful on the courts one must be a good winner and a good loser. Though only a minor sport, it teaches more than any other the value of sincerity and perseverance. The first official Marine League tennis championship was won by the Mohicans in 1929. This team lost only two sets out of fifty-six played. The championship team was made up of the following boys: First singles, Woodrow Toomey; first doubles, Edward Rueweler and Robert Felt; second singles, Edward Rueweler; second doubles, Woodrow Toomey and Harold Black. In the second year Gardena also had a very strong team, though the competition from the other schools was somewhat stronger than in the preceding year. Tennis has rapidly become a popular sport in the school, and is des- tined to be one of Gardena ' s strong points in the future. Tage Seventy-two % a r M h HIS year Girls ' Athletics started with basketball, the manager m C being Gladys Harvey. As basketball was the most popular sport, % _ J many girls came out for practice. A and B, and in some cases C teams, were chosen from each class. Then a very exciting tournament began with each class striving for the championship. The deciding game was between the Juniors and Seniors. Contrary to custom the strong Junior team defeated the Seniors, thus winning the school championship. The next sport to interest the girls was hockey, under the leadership of Muriel Smith. A different system of choosing teams and the championship team was used. Instead of putting the best players on one team, they were put on different teams. The team winning the most games was the cham- pion. Inter-class games were started, and it was proved that the teams were evenly matched. However, the honor of being champion went to the Senior team. The Gardens, girls entertained Torrance, S n Pedro, Narbonne, and Banning at a Play Day on March 26. The games played were basketball, hockey, baseball, tennis, archery, volleyball, and horseshoes. The Gardena ahtletes made a very good showing winning nearly every event they enter- ed. One feature of the day was an eight girl quarter mile relay. Gardena was victorious in the relay. The brunettes defeated the blondes in a game of cage ball. A program, which consisted of a skit given by Gladys Harvey, Margaret McKinnon. Lillian Cramer, Helen Hodnefield, Esmeralda Budde- meyer, Patricia Tabb, and Lorraine Dennis, a play the " Alphabetical Ro- mance " , of which the characters were Thelma Cramer, Betty Bbnchard. Mary Alice Dwyer, Josephine Ahlberg, and Rebekah Rapier, was given in the gym. After the program, dancing was the main entertainment. The music was furnished by the G. A. A. orchestra. Horseshoes, archery, baseball, basketball, and tennis teams represented Gardena at a play day held at Narbonne on April 10. The girls reported hav- ing a wonderful time. The next play day was held at Washington on May 15. Gardena sent hockey, volleyball, tennis, horseshoe, archery, and base- ball teams. . At the time this article was written, speedball, with Alice Sampson as manager, and baseball, managed by Margaret O ' Haver were not finished. Under the direction of Miss Bayliss. swimming was held every Thurs- day. The girls were very fortunate in having Miss Bayliss, who is swim- ming instructor at the Jonathan Club, for their instructor. Mildred Moss was swimming manager, and aroused much interest in swimming. A dancing class was started this year. Miss Bayliss was the teacher. This class learned natural dancing. Tennis, with Agnes Anderson as manager, was not as successful as it might have been. This was not Agnes ' fault, as she worked hard and faith- fully, but the girls themselves did not take interest in it. The tennis cham- pion for the first semester was Muriel Smith. The girls hope to. hgve as interesting a year of sports next year as they have had this year. j Tdge Seventy-four Baseball " -w ITH eight returning lettermen from last year ' s championship team, til Coach McGinnis ' varsity baseball squad goes to the post a prime y £ favorite in the 1930 pennant struggle. Only three lettermen graduated from last year ' s team. This year the team shapes up as follows : Olsen, who has been revamped from a first base- man into a catcher, shows great promise behind the bat. John Gomez will be the mainstay of the mound squad this year, with Sturdivant and Hall helping. On first base is Hall, one of last year ' s stars. " Click " certainly handles himself around the initial pillow. On second base Sturdivant seems to be playing a good steady game and will hold up his end of the plays. At short stop, Vernon Harper is working well and will be a fine ball player this year. On third base is Captain Bruce Doherty, one of the best hot corner men that Gardena has ever had. In the outfield are Toomey, White and Morita, with Parsons, Forbes, and Yamauchi pressing hard to break into the outer defense lineup. . - 1 At the time the El Arador goes to pres , all the school is looking for- ward to a new baseball cup symbolizing that these boys have come through with another championship. Tage Seventy-six 5= f HURRAY! School begins once more. We are sorry to leave the long, lazy summer days ; but we ' re glad to see all of our friends again. On September 19 Miss Claire Blais gave a talk on " The Voice with a Smile, " and Frank Laws, John Ayala, and Harold Black were chosen as our new yell leaders. Osky, wow, wow! On September 27 " The Burglar " was presented in assembly and the G. A. A. ' s held their Boy and Girl party in t he evening. October The Senior boys were responsible for the naming of Whitely Field which was dedicated on October 4. What ' s this? Why the sudden appearance of those newly starched middies? Time for wearing uniforms. The editorship of the El Arador has been entrusted to a girl who has shown throughout all the years she has spent at Gardena that she is capable and willing to take over such a great responsibil- ity. We wish her good luck and the coopera- tion of the student body and faculty. November QOVEMBER 8 brought to us Dan Toby and our wonderful victory over Nar- bonne. Between halves the G. A. A. put on their Pom Pom Drill. Mystery, thrills, pirates, adventure — all in " Captain Apple- jack, " presented by the student body, Nov- ember 15 and 16. Our first interesting pay aud call on the 22 featured the Girls ' Glee Club in " The Interfering Parrot, " and Mr. McLendon and Mr. Crawford, a movie direct- or and a would-be actor. Theola Beech ' s very delightful Thanksgiving play was given in the aud call on the 24th. During this month the debate season started off with a " bang. " December On December 5 Gardena ' s negative debate team was victorious over Bell. On December 6 the G.A.A. ' s held their annual alumni party in the form of an " Indoor Beach Party " . The Girls ' League had a Doll Show on December 11 and 12. The annual Christmas Program was given by the Junior High School. A mov- ing picture, " Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly, " was given the afternoon of December 13. In the evening the Football Banquet was held at which Woodrow Toomey was elected Captain for next year. ON JANUARY 10 " Rich Man, Man, " a riotous comedy, was pre- sented in asssembly by the Drama Club. A novel program consisting of a play, a dance, and a musical pantomime, was given on January 17 by the Senior girls. Very live- ly nomination speeches were given the next week, after which the new commissioners were elected. February " A Pair of Sixes " , one of the best Senior plays, was given on January 31 and February 1. New Girls ' League officers were chosen on February 4. On February 8 and 9 the G. A. A. ' s held their annual initiation meeting at camp in Griffith Park. Three plays were giv- en in aud calls this month, the " El Arador " .assembly on the 14, the Thrift Play on the 21 and " The Hidden Complex " on the 28. March On March 6 the first Father-Son Banquet was given by the Boys ' Union. A Boys ' Union-Girls ' League party was held on the 14 and the Seniors ' pins arrived. On March 21, the Japanese Club party and the Senior Hard-Time party were held. The G. A. A. ' s held their annual Play Day on the 26. STUDENT STORE Tage Seventy-nine ' PRIL 11 was Senior Class Day, in honor of the newly arrived Senior hats. The student body play, " The Brat, " was a success. April 22 was Commun- ity Night and the opening of the Art Exhibit. The World Friendship Club gave a Japanese Banquet on April 24. Severr.l students from Gardena attended the C. S. F. convention at Catalina on April 25 and 28. Pictures for the El Arador were taken. May The annual May Day Fete and Program, sponsored by the Girls ' League fnd directed by Miss Stephen and Miss Bayliss, were held on May 2. The very successful Art Exhibit closed on May 4. Memorial Day w;s cele- brated in an impressive assembly on May 30. June This is the month that belongs to the Seniors. They presented their last play. The long-to-be-remembered Junior-Senior Recep- tion was held in June. The faculty entertain- ed them on a boat ride. Baccalaureate was held. The Seniors received their diplomas at an unforgettable commencement. They bade farewell to Gardena High in their last as- sembly. Jn jftUmortam MISS SARAH B. McKENNA We cannot realize that she is gone. It seems to us all that we shall meet her presently in the halls, on the stairs, in her class room, and go on our way the lighter hearted for her quizzical smile and jest. Her poignant personality lingers throughout the school in which for a decade she had labored so earnestly and effectively. Miss McKenna was an o utstanding teacher in sympathy and service to the school. No half-hearted cooperation did she give, but generously, out of the fullness and prodigality of her own rich life. In her classroom and in the many extra-curricu- lar activities in which she participated, she gave a full measure of devotion. Hers was a warm, loving personality. Her intuitive under- standing, her impulsive helpfullness, her unswerving loyalty, will always be a precious memory to those of us who have many times been indebted to her. Human problems and heart aches seemed the open sesame to her great heart, wherein were treasures of experience and compassion and constancy which she gave without stint. — Olive H. Leonard " Page Eighty-one ' CALIFORNIA HILLS " By Maurice Braun The Art Exhibit XN 1928 there was started an annual event which has since brought much recognition to Gardena High School— this was the Senior Art Exhibit. The now famous yearly Art Exhibit was founded for two purposes. Its prime object is to teach true appreciation of art, and to create, a liking for the better and finer things of life. Also, the exhibit was established in conjunction with the practice that each graduating class presents a painting by some well-known artist as their class gift. For the past three years the graduating classes have pur- chased their gifts from this collection instead of from an outside source. This year we had a collection of paintings by more than one hundred California Artists. The paintings are placed in competition, the two best being purchased by the winter and summer classes respectively. April 22 was Community Night and the opening date of the Art Exhibit. Almost every one of the hundreds who attended this event expressed their delight at the fine pictures, and their admiration of the Class of Summer 1930 for their splendid accomplishment of such a worthy task. It is to be hoped that the great work started by the three past summer classes will be continued by their successors ; and that the Senior Purchase Prize Art Exhibit will be ever better, receiving the attention and recog- nition it so richly deserves. Page Eighty-two %1 Mr. Garner: Do you want a large or a small picture? Most any Senior: A small one. Mr. Garner: Then close your mouth. Glenn P. : How many fellows bring you candy? Mary C. : All of them, except you. Glenn P. : Well, bring some out, I ' m hungry. Mrs. Scott : Now, in getting a meal what is the first and most important thing? Embryo Cooks (in chorus) : Find the can-opener. Paul S. (parking car on the road) : You ' re my idea of a wonderful girl. Phyllis : Then I hope you ' re a man that drives an idea right home. Glenn 0.: I hear they ' re going to make class periods 10 minutes short- er this year. Bruce D.: That won ' t do. We ' re not getting enough sleep as it is. Frances Gray: You ' re the last man I expect to marry. Herman K. : How many are there ahead of me? Cleo: Helen Margaret is a girl who ' ll bear watching. Bernice: Bear it? She ' d be miser- able without it! Miss Perry: Is a contraction per- missible; in a business letter? Martha F. : When there are a num- ber of men together and one decides to buy a thing, the other men agree with him. The sign thejr names, meaning that they will stick to the thing and will pay for it. It is called is contract or a contraction. Ed: Yes, and what I say, goes! Johnny: Yeh? Then come over and say that to my new Ford. Glenn P.: She seemed like a good sensible girl. Abner: Yeh, she wouldn ' t pay any attention to me either. Stranger: I represent a society for the suppression of profanity. I want to take profanity out of your life. Ed. Rueweler (to Glenn 0.) : Hey, Glenn, here ' s a fellow that wants to buy your Ford. , Earl Forbes failed in all five sub- jects he took. He telegraphed to brother George: " Failed in five. Prepare papa. " Brother George telegraphed back : " Papa prepared. Prepare your- self. " Old Lady: Would you please help " The Working Girls ' Home " ? Winston : Sure, where are they? Hen-Pecked Husband: Do you think you can make a good portrait of my wife? Artist: My friend, I can make it so l ife-like, you ' ll jump every time you see it. Gwen M. : After I ' d sung my en- core I heard a gentleman trom one of the papers call out " Fine ! Fine ! " Stella C.: Dear me! And did you have to pay it? " Are the fish biting ' ? " " I don ' t know, " replied the weary angler. " If they are, they ' re biting themselves. " Dear Editor: What ' s the best way to find out what a woman thinks of you? Editor: Marry her. Evelyn: I ' m always ill the night before a journey. Mickey: Then why don ' t you go a day earlier? Frank A.: How do you spell " fin- nancially " ? Dick V. H. : F-i-n-a-n-c-i-a-1-l-y — and there are two " R ' s " in embar- rassed. Elmer: What do you do when in doubt about kissing a girl? Winston: Give her the benefit of the doubt. Tage Eighty-three Officer: Flag of truce, Excellency. His Excellency : What do the rev- olutionists want? Officer: They would like to ex- change a couple of generals for a can of condensed milk. Lady (with black eye) : Look what I ' ve just got in your lingerie depart- ment. Unobservant ( languidly): Beauti- ful isn ' t it? Floorwalker: Pay at the •desk, please. " What do you do? " " I keep house, scrub, cook, scour, wash dishes, do the laundry, iron, sew. " And the census-taker listed her: " Housewife — no occupation. " Wilfred W.: What did the land- lady do when she found that you had left the light burning for three days? Jack D. : She turned us both out. Policeman (to Hueston Harper, who nearly collided) : Don ' t you know that you should always give half the road to a woman driver? Hueston : I always do, when I find out which half she wants. Hueston: I ' ve never seen such dreamy eyes. Adolphine: You ' ve never stayed so late before. Kind friend : If you spend so much time at golf you won ' t have anything laid aside for a rainy day. Golf -Bug: Won ' t I? My desk is loaded up with work that I ' ve put aside for a rainy day. Mr. Robinson: Le Grande, if you are always kind and polite to your schoolmates, what will they think of you? Le Grande C. : Some of ' em would think they could lick me. " Mama, " said her six year old daughter, " please button my dress. " " You will have to do it yourself, dear, " was the reply, " Mother ' s too busy. " " Oh, dear, " exclaimed the little girl, " I don ' t know what I ' d do with- out myself. " Boss : Well, did you read the, letter I sent you? Office Boy: Yes, sir; I read it in- side and outside. On the inside it said, " You are fired, " and on the outside it said, " Return in five days, " so herd I am. " I hear your girl got married the other day. " " Yeah. " " Tough luck. " " Yeah. " " Who did she marry? " " Me. " Horace N. (walking) : Gimmie a gallon of gas. Garage Man (snappishly) : Where is your can? Horace N. (sadly) : About a mile down the road. A young lawyer, pleading his first case, had been retained by a farmer to prosecute a railway company for killing twenty-four hogs. He want- ed to impress the jury with the mag- nitude of the injury. " Twenty-four hogs, gentlemen, twice the number there are in the jury box. " " When are Bobbie and Ed to be married ? " Never I ' m afraid. " " How ' s that? " " Well, she won ' t marry him until he pays his debts and he can ' t pay his debts until she marries him. " Tage Eighty-four To Our Advertisers — In recognition of the, very generous support of the business men whose ads appear in the 1930 El Arador, the staff hereby expresses its apprecia- tion for making this splendid book possible. JOHN H. WHITELY, Principal R. E. RICE, Business Manager ADAMS GOODMAN CO.. INC. ADVANCE DAHLIA FARM ALLEN, T. V. AGGELER AND MUSSER SEED CO. BALL, B. M. BANK OF AMERICA BODGER AND SONS CO. BOGART. WAYNE BOYD. LEO B. BROWN ' S CONFECTIONERY BROWN ' S GARAGE CLANTON FURNITURE CO. CAVELL. R. W., M. D. COOK ELECTRIC CO. CONE. CARROLL D. CONSOLIDATED UTILITIES CO. CRAMER ' S SERVICE GARAGE DRS. KRUGMEIER AND CAIN DR. McQUARRIE AND WILCOX DESMONDS EASTERN WHOLESALE GROCERY FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK GARDENA BAKERY GARDENA BEAUTY SHOPPE GARDENA HARDWARE CO. GARDENA LUMBER CO. A Reputation For Fair Dealing- The ! T. V. Allen Comp B. Makers of Class Rings. Gradation Announcements Prize Cups - Medals - Trophies 810-16 Maple Avenue, Los Angeles GARDENA HIGH SERVICE GARDENA VALLEY MILLING CO. GARDENA VALLEY NEWS GARNER, ROBERT LEE GROWERS SEED CO. HAWKINS. LEE B. KINCADE ' S VARIETY STORE KAMEYA CO. KURATA DEPT. STORE I.AMPMAN, OSCAR LOS ANGELES ENGRAVING MACINTOSH, RICHARD MONETA DRUG STORE MONETA DRY GOODS STORE MONETA SECURITY-FIRST NATIONAL BANK NORTON. L. S. O ' HAYER DAIRY OTA. G. POWERS GROCERY AND MARKET ROBERTSON ' S HARDWARE RIDGLEY-FOSS CO. SIBLEY GARAGE SHIREY ' S SERVICE STATION CKF.R, CARL B. TTINGTON FUNERAL PARLO School Clothes V THl a smc 1 ...ancffvlan must dre fjthe part he ho es to play! Tage $ighty-six esmond ' ! fiK ioe Los Angeles Stoc tg.. Sibl h B., Sibley -Sons General Machine and jmobrle Repair Shop h„ oJUu FARMERS AND S f MERCHANTS BANK I [ Cyiinjler Honing | | Acetyle ie Welding y I San Pedro St. and Moore Av Gardena, California Phone 2861 e ! ! GAI Commercial — Savings Capital $50,000 I 0- i X ' Q.llll I IMIl I IIIMia nOlll HIMIMItgl J3 MIIIM IMttlll llllt III! I Frances: I made this cake all bv Ralph S.: Do yqja.know what they myself, do about the, holes in stale dough- Her man: Ye, I understand all nuts? ([ that, but who helped you lift it out ; Bob D : Sure, they break them up of the oven ? Will f STORAGE 4 BATTERIES B and use them to stuff macaroni. :H ara Pennzoil, Veedol, Richlube Oils t v w LEO. B. BOYD BATTERY and IGNITION SERVICE Normandie and Spencer. St Richfield - Gasolj = Phone Gardena 11 r x illinium yryi -Vt " B B " Diamond Tires and Tubes i ii inn tun nun ii Tage Eighty-seven I w-cIA-- M ■lllllllllllllliaitlMIUIHMIIIllU IMIIIlMMUIIIMIMIIIIIIIIMIIlj ] [7]l II I II I II II 1 1 1 II II M I II 1 1 1 1 1 1 II I II I II 1 1 Illlllltll ■ E arfa SeiviceJ In Front of Hjrih School phell - Gilmorei r- Mac-Millan Gasolipes Accessories Greasing — ■ Polisf Complete " Quaker State ' v Lubrication J J ayton Thorobred Deluxe Tires Brown ' s Garage [ ROY L. BROWiB) 1 ' I I Expert MechanicsJon All Makes Cak j United States .Tires and Tubes ' Courteousi IIMIMl MIMMIIMIMIIIII Hokus: I ' ve been stung by a bon- net. Vol 3 : ■ i jT] inn i i iFnt in iiiiii tin id inn Q akus: Put liniment JJ okus : I can ' t, jt flew away. 4 ] Compltrtynts t 1 CRAMER SERVICE GARAGE All Work Guaranteed i I ' Have It Fixed at Brown ' s ! 20l W.jl65th St. Gardena | [ Phone 319K | Qlltllll lilt lllllniMIIIMIUIII Illlll lll I iQ Bill: I gave that man 50c for sav- ing my life. Ruth: What did he do? Bill: G ve me back 20c change. R •• ■ — Ui Y For Economical Transportation iMWGJKF s A Six in the Price Range of the Four ! CARROLL D. CONE [ Authorized Cheviolet Dealer I Pleases Us to Please You " 161317 S. Vermont Avenue Gardena Phone 1582 • lllllt II Ill 1(1 Ml Ml MM I II I UK I II I Kill I III I II III I III I II -3 G. H. S. vs LINCOLN FOOTBALL FRIDAY The LARK SENIOR CLASS PLAY HAN ' S DANISH ROSE Volume XLI Thursday, June 20, 1950 No. 35 FLAPPER ELOPES WITH BOSS! " DREAM OF HOLLYWOOD " AT BELASCO THEATRE " The Dream of Hollywood, " by Eleanor Stevens, has just finished a successful two years ' run on Broadway and will shortly be shown at the Belasco. The leading part will be taken by Alice Sampson. Opposite her will play John Van Herpen, the modern John Barrymore. The dramatist who formally had the leading part also will begin her work as president of the little theatre movement. New Vitaphone at Famous Mr. Guy Stafford, owner and operator of the Famous Theater, wishes to announce that there will be a new vitaphone installed soon in the Theatre which will be much easier on the listeners ears and nervous systems. Designer Wins Laurels Glenn Olson, well known Ail-American football star, has decided to become a design- er of what the well-dressed football player will wear. Mr. Olson particularly advocates the new shade of red in satin for the most important games of the season. " Head-gear s are so common looking I feel I would be do- ing a great deal for humanity if 1 should perfect a beautiful head gear. I am now work- ing on it, " says Mr. Olson. Countess Receives Decree of Divorce The Countess Raconovitch has just re- reived her final decree of divorce from Count Henri Raconovitch. The Countess will use her former name, Laura Haslam, in the future. She will receive $2500 monthly alimonv. Elixir of Love to Play " The Elixir of Love " is coming to the Shrine Auditorium Wednesday night. Mr. Herman Kennedy, the great opera singer, will sing and play the part of Nemoriuo with greater zest than that with which it has ever been given before. GARDENA vs. LINCOLN at Coliseum Friday Everybody Out Type of students at Miss Schug ' s school Instructor Wishes Reform Miss Patricia Tabb, the instructor of Eng- lish in the University of Gardena, has been made chairman of the reform committee. Miss Tabb is very much in favor of abolishing jazz music and darning throughout the school. Mr. Bruce Doherty, football coach, who is highly in favor of Miss Tabb ' s ideas, will see that the law making every football man go to bed by eight o ' clock is enforced. Another member of the reform committee Miss Gladys Harvey, physical education instructor, will make every girl keep training rules if she wishes to be a member of the G. A. A. Medal Given to Policeman A medal, for bravery, was given to po- liceman Earl Forbes for saving Miss Merle Smith at a fire sale yesterday. Although the arm of Miss Smith was slightly squeezed in grabbing a pair of stockings marked down to forty-nine cents, she escaped injury. IMPORTANT The Kimura Millinery Shop wishes to announce a shipment of hats which just arrived from Paris. A showing of these hats will be made at the Biltmore this after- noon. You are cordially invited to attend. Visits Schug ' s School The former Alda Olanie, secretary to the mayor of Gardena, surprised Southern Cal- ifornia by eloping with her boss. On their honeymoon the happy couple visited Schug ' s Business College, named after its owner and founder, Miss Estella Schug. The new es- tablishment had an enrollment of 2000 in its first year. Miss Schug is to be congratulated on her success. Miss Florene Clark, head of the department of bookkeeping, states that there are 700 students learning bookkeeping under her instruction. " Peace Soon to Come, " says Ambassador " There will soon be peace between Japan and America " says Ambassador Minori Mor- ita. Mr. Morita will shortly make a visit to the United States and give a series of lectures nt the American Legion Hall in Gardena on the outcome of the present war. AMERICANS VICTORIOUS OVER ENGLISH TEAM The American Football team won a vic- tory over the English team as a result of the efforts of Richard Worthen, Referee. Of course, everything was perfectly fair and ac- cording to hoyle! Stanley Straumer, captain and full-back of the American team, played admirably. The Yell Leaders, Winston Swan- son and Elmer Batchelder also " showed their stuff. " Authoress Reoeives Prize Miss Rosalie Rothmeier, the authoress of " Heavenly Heavens, " has recently won the Ignoble prize for her book, " The Love of Sally Sourirout. " This authoress has risen from a humble librarian to a famous author- ess. Rosalie has hitched her wagon to a star. Her book is to be written in the form of a play by Pauline Kolyski. New Disease Discovered A new disease has been discovered by Miss Maxine Wells, an eminent doctor. Doctor Wells discovered this new malady on her trip through South America. It will be called the " Wellsitis, " after its discoverer. Mils Maxine Wells is fast becoming one of the leading doctors of the United States. PAGE TWO THE LARK June 20, 1950 SECRETARY OF COMPANY ANNOUNCES ENGAGEMENT Miss Constance Newland, secretary to the Bourquin and Tatsch Pill company, has an- nounced her engagement to Mr. Lawrence Bourquin, a partner in the pill company. Miss Lillian Cramer will take Miss New- land ' s place as secretary after Miss Newland ' s marriage. Lillian is renowned for her extra- ordinary prowess as a bookkeeper. Rivals Throw Bombs Miss Eleen Walburg, secretary, but real " brains " behind the Jones Cough Drop Co. is a deadly rival of Miss Agnes Neale, sec- retary but " master-mind " of Brown Cough Drop Company across the street. Believe it or not they were actually throwing bombs at each other a few days ago when the po- lice force interfered. Miss Michaelis Travels " Stars-Shine and Moon-Shadows. " What a lovely name for a magazine! Miss Elma Michaelis is the editor and sole contributor of her monthly magazine which she writes exclusively for the Literary Society of New York. Every month Miss Michaelis takes a trip. She then writes poems and short stories about her interesting experiences. Band Meets Miss Davis Miss Maxine Davis, owner of the Davis School of Violin, has just returned from her European tour. She announces the reopen- ing of the school. Individual instruction from Miss Davis, herself, may be obtained at the low price of thirty dollars a lesson. Doctor Made Chairman Doctor Charles Coon has been made chair- man of the social committee of the Physicians and Surgeons ' Banquet. Doctor Coon is a prominent social worker. The doctor ' s nurse, Esmeralda Buddemeyer, will entertain the banquetors. Miss Buddemeyer is following her most loved profession. Best wishes, Esmeralda! Mr. Schenck Wins Racer Mr. Ralph Schenck won a beautiful yellow racer as a result of breaking the world ' s rec- ord in racing at Miami, Florida. Mr. Schenck will try to keep his record when he goes to Europe this year to race at the Olvmpic games. In the Olympic games also will be Edward Rueweler, pole.vaulter. Ed is becoming one of the foremost athletes of the world. His gentle, unassuming personality is doing much to win him many friends. " He is sure to win, " says his wife, the former Lorraine Dennis. Lorraine will accompany him to Europe where she will cheer Ed. on to victory. Baker Awarded Prize Mr. Clyde Newill, President of the world-famed Newill Bakery, has been awarded first prize for giving the best formula for the making of bread in the United States. " Some bread! " ejaculated Chief tester Clare Harrison, who sampled every loaf of bread in the contest. A Versatile Young Lady Miss Dorothy Collins is a versatile young lady. Besides being one of the greatest tight- rope dancers in the Harshaw Sisters ' Circus, the only circus run ' iy women, she plays the violin to put the wild animals to sleep. PROF. ADAMS DISECTS WORD " EL ARADOR " Doctor Freeman Adams Ph.D; Ph.B; M.D; B. Litt; B.Sc; D.Litt; Ll.D; Ll.B; professor of Philology at U.C.L. A., has dis- covered the real root of the word El Arador. Doctor Adams will deliver a paper on the origin of the word at the conference of Amer- ican philologists. Present at the conference will be Miss Helen Ahlberg, reporter, who will write up the speech for the Gardena Val- ley News. Doctor Presides Over Conference Doctor William Kaler recently presided over the conference of the surgical delegates from all over the world, including the delegate from Mashonaland, Africa, Lynn Cain, who put forth a bill for taking out the Tonsils of the Khabunkes.The former Ruth Sevier,now Mrs. Kaler, served Hot Dogs and played several piano selections at the event. Literary Paper Published Miss Betty Mowatt, head librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library, publishes a lit- erary paper every month. Miss Mowatt re- views the best books of the month in this excellent paper. The chief contributor for this paper is Miss Gladys Bohmfolk. She reads and reviews sixty books every month. Kobata Wins Prize The first prize of the recent Gardena Flower Show fell to Mr. Seiichi Kobata. Mr. Kobata has combined a sunflower and an orchid to produce the very beautiful flower which won the prize. It is an unus- ually interesting speciman. Linton Mobarry received first, second and third prizes with his choice dahlias, all at one show. Morris Tsutsumi also made a creditable showing and assisted Linton in the making of his display. Believe It or Not Miss Mary Matsuo, toe dancer, can dance longer on her toes at one time than any other dancer in America. Miss Matsuo is starting for Europe to find her equal. Ralph Rice has been the lead in more plays than any other man in the United States. He leads patrons to their seats. Roy Collins has become one of the most noted female impersonates. Tateshi Yamauchi is now touring Japan. Treasurer Loses No Money Mr. John Gomez, the able secretary and treasurer for Miss Ardith Stricklin, society belle, is noted for not having lost a penny of Miss Stricklin ' s money in five years. Mr. Gomez received his valuable training at high school. Mr. Harper Photographs Cow A cow with teeth on both jaws was brought to the recent Southern California Fair by Mr. Hueston Harper, farmer and stock-raiser. Mr. Harper ' s wife, the former Adolfine Lackbrought with her a six-legged frog. Mrs. Harper raises many of this kind of frogs at the Harpers make a specialty of selling frogs legs. Beauty Expert to Give Advice Mademoiselle Helen Hodenfield, noted beauty expert, will give a series of lectures on " How to be Beautiful. " These will be given at the Philharmonic. Everyone come early. The auditorium holds only 40,000 people. Misses Margaret McKinnon Evelyn Fiske announce the opening of the M. A F. GIFT SHOP 1313 West Thirteenth St. Los Angeles. California " OOH, LA! LA! " starring Dorothy Breckon Sparkling, Dazzling, Drama CHRYSANTHEMUM THEATRE Moneta, California RJti tjjiiiifiiiiiiiiiiit hi iimii ■iiiHiit4iJmuiiij HiHtiiiiiitiiii in A Good Slogan to Follow is " Build IQpur Ladder jthout a Q " S urity-First NationakBank of t x 6522 S South Western AveV v V Moq-eta, mi hii inn in ii mi ( Angeles oiteta, Californ liitm II UIHMIIIIIIIHIIII Illiyiigilllll HilUlin nil I [ej Pretty nurse: Every timel take Mother: Jimmy, you ' ll gonto bed the patient ' s pulse it gets faster, without your supper fipf that. What shall I do? Jimmy: But -What about the medi- cine I have Intake after meals ft] 1 1 ll.n|ll.l1 J.IIIMMI illl IMMftltlMI IMIMIIIIIlfrp] Doctor: Blindfold him. . Qnu iiiiiiifijiiiiii i niiiy . iMiiniiiiiini: . Wholesome Boys ancf ikIs Who Are Interested in chocri ,tiviries NeeoNji Telephone the ome 7- " KINCADE ' S VAIIIETY STORE 848 W. 165th St.. Gardena V m «ni i nuiti in iiiiiiiiiiuliiiiiiuQl " jTji|iiMiHiii| HIlllMI |T) 7 .05 Anoeles$ to m Vr igranng ( o. igr avers of " J " »- H ' 4 °° • | f »±- oW u - ' ti [3l.■y(JmyVi»•t» K y , J V , y ' ti " , ' " " " " " El He: I ' ll get the best car we can Guide: This is the largestVafcgfo. afford. fall in the country. If the laflies wnr " " — She: I won ' t be seen in one of be quiet for a second they will boar ' its terrific thunder. - - C yx ed 35 West Palm Ave. Phone 1541 those. " 0 EJr COOK ELECTRIC 20MPA neta Drug St re ' carry a c 3ple|k y§ i Stock of Drugs joilet GooMg, { ;ationery ai ndr s " | ■■El IMM11M1I 11111111111 1 111111 H gh School -m afeteria rl " The eats worth, while are the eats you buy at your own cafeteria " B " " % . MM MMMM IIIIIIIIUIIIIIII " fX- GROWERS SEED COMPANY Reliable Gro port d sign, this, i.u ,,.,,.,,, uuftnllm,,,, „,„,,, t Walnut Sts. Phone 401 est PaUHffAtfSnue ( Gardena, California Phone 1771 P. O. Box 266 " iiiii.u.iiii m £j [T|;uiniiiiiciiiiiiniiiiiiimiii»iiiiiiitH;n iiiiniuiliin imm|5| Clyde R.: Dad, canfiyoi sign Vrfbr He: Darling, you are the inspira- me with your eyesJshut? tion of all my writings! Dr.d: Certainly. r She: Yes, dear, what pre your Clyde D. : Then shut your eyes writings? He: Jokes. ,fii3 H " vMON.ETA RY GOODS STORE DRY GOODS EN?S FURNISHINGS STATIONERY NOTIONS E Kurata Dept. Store Dry Goods, Notions and Shoes K H.E. f Phon HASHI, Pro iashi, rrop. 2022, Monet ' a (Tut IMMI II I III |l II III III III III l||l | le and Palm la, Calif ne 12.3 IIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII X | u [YllllMIIIMIUtl till Mil Ml 111 IMII I II M )YALT 1 Of course we are all loyal to Garden High School — Students, Teachers, Faculty and Business Men. The News is proud to have had a part in the " production of this 1930 El Arador, J and stands ready at all times to help .amS Gardena High School in every " " e manner. K» ES JMM£tffCIAL School Spirit and Community Spirit and PUBLISHING ■8 Agent for McWeb Fabrikoid Covers Go hand in hand. Cooperate with Gardena Valley Business Men. They are vitally interested in Gardena High School. Gardena Valley News " The Valley ' s Own Newspaper " v LEWIS T. GUILD. Jr.. Manager I If, : 930 Palm Ave., Phone 1£31 Q» M I I ■ I I I I M I I! I I ■ tIMI xT 5 7; Compliments df WmTTLNGT I - ' FUNERAL PARLOR f T % National Banlf (%A 4 V 7 Gardena Phone Gardena -1 Citizens National Bank Bldg. 902 Spencer Street Los Angeles Faber 1964 " I see you ' re letting your wife drive the car now. " " Yes, I figure she ' ll have it look- ing about right for my son to take to college with him in September. " •yi )t ' — ' 3 Fl A Phone 1011 " May I speak to the manager? " " Why certainly, he is always glad i i imiuiiiiihi[b] w. Chas W. McQuarrie Optometrist to see pretty girls like you. " 1 " It that so? Then tell him that his wife wishes to see him. " BROWN ' S Confectionery and I Lunch Try One of Our Famous Malted Milks Lunches Valley Maid Ice Cream First National Bank Building Gardena B " ■ IIIIHIi Lit 916 Palm Avenue Phone -2521 i rVv -rt " Page CN J iety-four £ III III III 1,1 lilt III IIIIIIMIIHIIIttlMMIlri • [ " J - ■x X, ' H- c .. _ , ,,.,, , hi; lit i " •» ' lit mi iniiiiiini {■] Illllllllllllll I " I " IIIIMIIIIIMII ■■■■■■■■Ill .Pi Compliments of JOHN BODGER AND SONS COMPANY EL MONTE, CALIFORNIA Tage O inety-five IlIQHARD MACINTOSH 6518 Holhfiveod Boulevard % ramteJft07-7153 ■ nitiMintiiiMiii. W illlllllMIKII IIIIIH IllllltllllX ' I " . lRDE " [ARDWARE C Hardware ami Sporting ) Goods ■ Apex-Radios BNAVA i CL Member o S Stores Phone, 1001 MILLING Manufacturers of ' remier and Gardena Special Brand Feeds It ' s Cheaper to Buy Experienc It ' s cheaper to buy experience, than to experiment. cj Si. H. HARMON, Pres. K. W. SOHLAEGBL, Se:. [zi Phone lOn, Gardena, Calif _ J2liiiiii(t " HTiiiiiiKijlfmi iiiiiiiinii (jli ■ ■■■■■■■■•■■■■■■|tj [J] ■ i ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■nil iiiimiiiiMim iHFWwfr Sell upon the ice, jl jl (_ Mrs. Fairbanks : What is a flame Because he cmiW ' " itot Stand test? Father saw the (Stars antLStripes. Verne W. : Taking your girl for a We saw our father-lam JiM j (M de %iA street car. J f a JL A. — H " " - For Your Health ' s Sake Eat More Fruits and Vegetables We Sell Only First Grade Fruits and Vegetables Prices Consistent With Quality Goods Compliments of Aggeler Musser Seed Co. When You See This Mark You Know It ' s the Best in Seen and Plants 838 W. 165th Street . Phone 761 i ( Gardena l% T2T y r V tf v W ' " v v. fA ft L.K, CREAM AND JUTTERMILK Delivered Fresh, Clean and Cold To Your Home; ' Two Deliveries Daily " iiimmiiiiiMiMMiiitii H i 0 ; IIIIMMIII Jacky (b candy su Eddie: y OR SERVICE— GARDENA 2201 O ' HAVER DAIRY 1 .store) : Tlnat . Miss McKenma: uyunouth Water. Jm%n was found in blofltel jf m r a lJoy : ho TS )N HARQWA ' 45 W st, 165th Sj et J J Balls, iPjfse B Ujbupplieft Sport g Goods Ra io E V y •£« NjtlJy-eig. Roc, Sanfl Cement rC - - v Ml I " ! ■« ' f frtQ 1 - I MP I Tfyrffyyou asrecent portrait of yy Mother or Father? Photographic Reprotluct ions I II II I lllllll M III llllll Ml I l -L l n ' coZqz ■ ' » ' («« .» it- h, iittit l pointings owned by Gardena High ScMw now on sah in various .sues. These wonderful pictures will ' add ajfouch of beaut y and refinement to uny home. II Mill ,,,,,, i ...I. iiiimiiiiiii iiiiiil.iiiiimiiiin ELa J ! yv h k Ridgley I RlDGLEY-FftSS V ( y y Dry, G ods, Men ' s WrmsHingl;, GMnTng, Notions, AMVLeather ' Shobs 1 £ w _lart s6iaffAer( d ] tox Suit j ft " If iPs a HaA Schaffner andTVEarx Suit. s the Best Suit TTown " iiiiiiiimMiiin IIIIM1IU IIMI mi ii. I u fr f y J Mr Y " How are 6u getting -along with to trea me like one ofMi. jrour girl ' s folk ?; ' i A Last night L got bawled out for us ) " Greai ! 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