Garfield Junior High School - Gleaner Yearbook (Berkeley, CA)

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BERKELEY PUBUC LIBRARY BERKELEY, CAUFORNIA REFERENCE COLLECTION FOR USE IN T Hg LIBRARY ONLY CENTRAL History Room 373.236 M364y Spring 1946 TO BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND FURTHERANCE OF COOPERATION AMONG THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD THIS GLEANER IS DEDICATED BERKELEY PUBLIC UBRARY LOW SEVEN When a student comes to Garfield, he has to get used to new teachers, a change in rooms every period, and, worst of all, homework. It might seem better to stay in elementary school except for the fact that many new activities are offered to us. The buildings seemed strange to us at first, but now we are getting used to them, as well as to the change of teachers. We think our stay at Garfield will be very in- teresting, and we hope it will be successful. Patricia Lengel. HIGH SEVEN When we came to Garfield as Low Sevens we expected it was a school of hard work and no entertainment or other fun. The thought of junior high seemed to frighten us a little; especially the thought of Scrub Day. But as we soon learned to participate in the school activities, such as orchestra, glee, and dances, we began to realize that there was a lot of fun as well as work. We look forward to next year with great ex- pectations. Nan Nelson. THE SPIRIT OF THE LOW EIGHT This term the low eights had loads of fun in sports and other activities, and have taken even more interest in school affairs than before. We were very glad to have some newcomers to our class. This gives us an opp ortunity to make new friends. We are looking forward to next year with great enthusiasm and joy. THE HIGH EIGHT This year the high eighth grade has done more than ever before. We have set a record for other classes to follow. Almost every pupil participated in some activity. For the first time the high eight is represented with the rally boys and student leaders. The high eight was active in sports, too. Boys were on the junior varsity hardball and softball teams. The girls are champions of Berkeley, the high eight having won all of their games. We are also well represented in the Glee Clubs and Or- chestra. Marjory Reed, John Mulvany. LOW NINE We are now " Low Miners, " just one more step on the ladder at " Good Old Garfield. " When we first came here we were just like little birds set- ting out in a big new world, but we soon got over that. Then came the High Seven; we were no long- er scrubs. That is when all the boys and girls start- ed to take an interest and an active part in school activities. In the Low Eight our enthusiasm in ath- letics came to the fore. We began to play inter- school games. We shyly admit we made a fairly good showing. In the High Eight one of our music classes put on a bond skit for the school. We really had fun working on that. Now we are in the Low Nine. We have had a change from arithmetic to algebra and civics to world history. Most of us take it in our stride and go about our school work and social activities with a grin and determina- tion. It is with these same thoughts that we enter the High Nine. Marilyn Miller. A MESSAGE FROM THE GRADUATING CLASS Just as the nations of the world have combined to make peace and form a bond between their nations, our class, the High Nine, has come from various schools to form a happy friendship. At first our classmates from other schools seemed new, but gradually we became good friends, as we realized that friendship is the way to a better school life. We were in the low seventh grade then. Now that we are in the high ninth grade we hardly remember the different schools from which we came. Most of us have been in Garfield for three years, and looking back we realize how much Garfield has meant to us. Now that we ' re high nine ' s we realize there ' s a lot more besides re- port cards or worries. For one thing there ' s the fact that we ' ve learned a great deal that will be of use to us the rest of our lives. When we first came to Garfield, we were amazed at the large amount of money taken in during the various bond drives. That was during the war, but now there is peace. Nevertheless, this term we have continued to contribute to such worthy causes as the " Books for the Philippines " drive and the Red Cross drive. All in all, our class has generously contributed 100 per cent towards the drives of Garfield. When we stop to look back on our days at Gar- field, we remember, most of all, the dances, the various assemblies, and the sports. Also, such memorable places as McCurdy ' s and the Roseway will always linger with us. Since we ' ve been in Garfield, we ' ve had many experiences which made us feel pretty important. One thing that gave us a thrill was eating lunch at the fifth period with those mighty high nine ' s. Now we ' re those mighty high nine ' s ourselves and about to graduate. Garfield, although we ' re eager to go on to higher education, you will always stand out in our memories. Frank Wells, David Best. THE STUDENT COUNCIL FACULTY The Student Council is composed of the high nines who have been elected to the different of- fices. The council considers and approves dances, assemblies and all other important student ac- tivities. This year ' s officers include: President— Ed Nelson. His job is to preside over the assemblies and the executive board meetings. He also acts as the school ' s representative in inter- school and community activities. Vice-President— Frank Wells. He takes the place of the president if he should be absent and he also helps with many of the student body sales. Secretary— Patty Paine. She has charge of writ- ing and recording the minutes of the executive board meetings. Treasurer— Arnold Soderberg. It is his job to take charge of all the student body sales. Social Secretary — Diane McCuistion. She ar- ranges all the dances and any other social func- tions of the student body. Boys ' and Girls ' Association Presidents. These two officers, Doug Gordon and Joan Stout, plan and take charge of the Boys ' and Girls ' Associa- tion meetings. Boys ' and Girls ' Athletic Managers. Roy McLean and Shirley Waite, who hold these two offices, help the gym teachers in any way possible. Boys ' and Girls ' Yell Leaders. These offices are held by Roger du Plessis and Georgia Nelson. They lead all the yells at various assemblies and sports events and help build up the morale of the school. All these officers and Howard Whisler, Chief Justice; Dick Huish, Rally Boys ' captain; Carolyn Carlson, Student Leader captain; Mr. Sauers, fac- ulty advisor, meet every Monday, period 1, in room 124, and carry on the affairs of the Garfield Student Body. Frank Wells. STUDENT COURT " Call in the accused, " says the Chief Justice— and thus another meeting of Garfield ' s Student Court comes to order. All eyes are glued on the defendant as the charge is read. " What is your plea? Guilty or not guilty? " A plea of guilty and the sentence is passed. A record of the case is then put on file for future reference. And so a typical day in Garfield ' s Student Court comes to an end. The present court is composed of four Justices, Lois Nathan, Howard Whisler, Bill Gonser, and Donald Falconer; the Clerk, Ann Davis; the Bailiff, Coralie George; the Sergeant-at-Arms, Bill An- derson, and the Messengers: Jacqueline Spauld- ing and Diana Haynes. The Court ' s duty is to help keep order in the school and punish all those who break the Student Court rules. Coralie George. Mr. Alfred C. Baxter (Principal) Mrs. Marie Simpson (Secretary) Miss Azalea Almy Mrs. Franklin J. Bagnall Miss Margaret Barry Mr. Richard H. Behrens Mr. James Berry Miss Emma Brubaker Miss Charlotte Brush Mr. James Burchfield Mrs. Nancy Cardwell Mrs. Ruth Choisser Miss Gladys Collar Mr. H. P. Corley Miss Blanche Corriveou Miss Janet Cox Mrs. Minerva Curtice Mrs. Dorothy Davis Mr. Carl Dwight Mr. John Edwards Mrs. Helen Elmore Miss Katharine Fisk Miss Beatrice Goode Miss Christine Groefsema Miss Alice Hamsher Mr. Lawrence Hawkins Mrs. Ruth Jameson Mrs. Myrtle Kilkenny Miss Helena Laurens Miss Mary Lowrey Miss Alfredo Molly Mr. Wallace McPhee Mr. John Minzyk Mrs. Alberta Montagne Miss Isabel Ochoa Miss Bessie Patton Miss Elizabeth Patton Mr. Eric Phillips Miss Irmo Riley Mrs. Evelyn Rowell Mr. Howard Sauers Mrs. Edna Shriver Miss Nell Stone Miss Louise Strong Mr. Ernest J. Van Matre Mr. Earl Williams Mrs. Alice Wobken Mrs. Lois Young Mrs. Virginia Anderson, Ass ' t Librarian Mrs. Patricia Bartell, Attendance Clerk Mr. Lyie Beochler, Janitor Mrs. Mary Hibbard, Clerk Mr. William Merrifield, Custodian Mrs. Cecilia Moron, Cafeteria Manager Mrs. Bessie Petitt, Matron Mr. S. A. Pinkerton, Janitor Mr. Edward Petray, Janitor Mr. Pete Regalia, Janitor G- R A D U A T E S Harry Aitken Bill Anderson Don Baker Beverly Balfour Robert Barneyback Dorothy Baukol Diane Bateman Joyce Bellomy Charlene Bennet David Best Patricia Bishop Claire Bobby Martha Braby Barbara Braun Bonnie Bressler Bill Brode Jack Brode Edward Broderick Joyce Brogdon Barbara Brown Winifred Brown Bill Browning Nancy Brughelli Dorothy Bunnel Peggy Burke Susan Burks Douglas Burns Joy Caiazzo Jackie Campbell Carolyn Carlson Lee Carlson Suzanne Carlson Sonja Castberg Tonn Cavnar La Quita Chapman David Chevez Barbara Chisholm Lawrence Coffin Dorothy Colvin John Cooter John Creighton Marjorie Criswell GRADUATES Sylvia Crockett Ann Davis Shirley de Blois Marion de Hagy Robert De Johin Sally Delius Dixie DrucQuer James Dunn Roger du Plessis Marion Dwyre Norman Dyer Beth Edelstein Patricia Edvi ards Neeltje Eggen John Elliot Joan Emerson Roberta Evans Donald Falconer Delano Faraco Aileen Fink Wilfred Foster Jere Frost David Fuller Joann Gardner Fred Garland Hertha Gauk Donald Gehb Bonnie Jean Geist Coralie George Bruce Gibbel Jim Gill Donal d Giovannoni Betty Gleim Bill Gonser Barbara Googins Douglas Gordon Charles Gould Jim Granger Oliver Gustafson Warren Gustafson Stanley Hatch John Havely G R A D U A T E S Dale Hayashi Kathleen Hayes Diana Haynes Bruce Henderson James Herreshoff Joyce Hill Elizabeth Hise Eugene Hodges Kenneth Holloman Mary Helen Howard Ford Howe Richard Huish Marilyn Hurlbut Clarence Jackson Dorothy Jackson Doris Jamieson Barbara James Shirley Jenkins Joanna Jenny Chester Johnson Edith Johnson Gi Ibert Jones Carmel Josephson Yvonne Kay Benny Kennedy Anita Kidwell Joan Kiessig Michael Killilea Deny Kimalehto Jack Kimball Margaret Koehm George Krag Polly La Mont Carolyn Langford Donna Lebkicker Lee Lellep Thomas Lewis Laura Ann Leichti Donald Lindguist Charles Linford Jacqueline London Grace Loomis GRADUATES Fred Lothrop Frankye Lougher Richard Lowrey Robert Lloynd Eleanore Malone August Manza Kai Martensen Sally Martin Winton Mather Bruce Matthew Marjorie McCann Diane (Dee-Dee) McQuistion Nancy McGinnis Georgina McKay Joan McLaughlin Ray McLean William McNab Katherine McQuesten Paul Merchant Dolores Merciez Dorothy Metcalf Bill Miles Kay Miller Ruth Moffat Edith Monnet Ruth Moosman Setsuko Morioko Carlton Moran Helen Morris Mary Morse Gerald Moulin John Nachtrieb Lois Nathan Patricia Near Edward Nelson Georgia Nelson Donald Nichols Bob Nielson Dolores Nunley Helen Olds Audry Orsak Patricia Paine G R A D U A T E S Claudia Park George Parks Nancy Parry Norman Perkins IVIartha Perrin David Perry Betty Ann Peterson Marilyn Piper Kenneth Pisani David Ploss Peter Porrit Marie Porter Jack Poulsen Douglas Quinlan Robert Redmond Marilyn Reilly David Reynolds Dean Rice Jack Rice Martin Ri nne Marilyn Roberts Virginia Robinson John Rygh Alice Rylander Alan Scott " Arnold Soderberg Patsy Sparks Jacqueline Spaulding Lorraine Steinfeld Earl Stone Carolyn Shriver Daniel Shum Ernest Silva Janice Sleeper Pauline Smith Beverly Stoner Joan Stout Norman Stout Virginia Strawn Marilyn Strum Robert Swenson Glenn Taylor GRADUATES Robert Taylor Elaine Thomas Barbara Timmins Sara Lou Tolman Joyce Triplett John Truelson Arlon Tussing Robert Tyler John Underhill Jack Vaughn Shirley Waite Louise Wearne Barbara Weatherly Jim Webb Audrey Webster Nancy Wei Iman Frank Wells Edward Winik Richard Wentner Gunther Wessels Howard Whisler John Whiston Barbara White Ida Mae Wicke Marvin Wiegman Coleen Wi Ison Dean Wise Dorothy Woods Ann Woody Jerry Woolf Shirley Word Stanley Word Eric Wuth BASKETBALL When basketball sign-up was held last Decem- ber approximately 75 boys signed up for the four weight teams including the championship H9 teams that graduated in February. These five teams were ably coached by Mr. Corley and Mr. Berry. Garfield ' s teams had an unusual season, but they only won one championship, that which was won by the unlimited team from Willard and Bur- bank. The four Garfield teams ran up a total of 563 points against all opposition. The 95 ' s didn ' t have a particularly successful season in games won and lost, but they had a scrappy team and showed a lot of spirit. The first game which they played, Willard won by a score of 28-7. Then at Garfield, Burbank beat them by 27-13. Willard came up to Garfield to win by 45-3. For the last game of the season our 95 ' s traveled to Burbank to play their best game, even though they were on the short end of the score, 31-20. From the experience they gained they will undoubtedly make fine material for the heavier weight teams next year. The 105 ' s had a good team and a very tough season after losing a couple of very close games that could have gone either way. The first game was the closest game of the season. After the regular playing time had ended the score was 24-24, so overtime had to be played and Willard eked out a 26-24 victory. In the next game played at Burbank, Garfield lost by a score of 22-1 6. Gar- field then traveled to Willard where they lost a well-played game 26-16. In the last game of the season the 1 05 ' s were defeated by Burbank 27- 23. Besides these league games they downed Val- lejo twice by scores of 27-6 and 26-18. The 1 1 5 ' s had a veteran team that couldn ' t seem to break into the win column. Since Burbank was without a 115 team, Willard was the only opposition and they came up with a very strong team. In the first of four games with Willard, Garfield lost a well-played game by a score of 45-34. Garfield was jinxed by Willard this year and lost the remaining three games. They played St. Mary ' s in two very close games and lost by scores of 20-14 and 21-17. The 11 5 ' s also played San Ramon who were beaten soundly by the score of 20-12. The unlimiteds had a highly successful season while following in the footsteps of a strong High Nine team which preceded them. Garfield didn ' t start out so well because they dropped the first game to Willard. Then Burbank was trounced by Garfield 38-25. After a week ' s rest the Garfield quintet got revenge as they took Willard into camp 37-27. Next on the list was another defeat of Burbank on their home court. This threw the league into a tie between Garfield and Willard. So a play-off game was arranged at Burbank. The game was decided in the third quarter when Garfield pulled away, and afterwards became the city champs. Garfield played numerous out- side games, of which they won five out of eight. Among some of the teams they played were Pied- mont B ' s, Herbert Hoover, St. Mary ' s, San Ramon, and Vallejo. Some of the boys on this year ' s team are looking forward to senior high school and in a year or so you will undoubtedly see their names on the Berkeley High varsity. SOFTBALL This year softball got under way as the differ- ent grades selected teams for the grade play-offs. As they did last spring, the present High Nines won over the strong Low Nine team in a couple of hard-fought games. Almost the same High Nine team that won the city championship last year started the play-offs. This team looks much strong- er than at any time earlier. The new and surpris- ingly strong High Eight team has a good chance in the city ' s league. This team is fast moving and hard hitting and could come out on top. Dick Huish. BASEBALL As baseball season opens at Garfield there is a hopeful look on the faces of our two coaches, Mr. Corley and Mr. Berry. They have divided the large turnout of 104 boys into five independent teams each with a chance to capture the cham- pionship of three leagues. VARSITY Everyone on this team has improved consid- erably from last year. The pitchers have good control, and with fielding such as the infield has done at practice, should win a large majority of their games. The hitting and fielding of the out- fielders is steadily improving but they need prac- tice. It looks as though this team, as a whole, is as good, if not better, than last year ' s winning team. JUNIOR VARSITY This team has been divided into two separate squads. Powerful hitters and good fielders are present on both teams. The arms of the pitchers are proving to be fast and should be a great as- set. The outfield is moving faster and should be in good shape by the first league game. MIDGETS The smallest of Garfield ' s baseball teams looks forward to a successful year. The future Varsity always has tough competition, but plenty of fight- ing spirit. Most of these athletes find the baseball diamond too large for their younger arms. Hitting is sure to improve as the season g%ts under way. With the experience these players are to receive this term they ought to develop into next year ' s outstanding players. Dick Huish. 115-LB. BASKETBALL TEAM H8 GIRLS ' SOFTBALL TEAM L8 GIRLS ' SOFTBALL TEAM VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM VARSITY BASEBALL RESERVES JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL RESERVES BOOKROOM ASSISTANTS LOCKER ASSISTANTS VARISTY BASKETBALL H9 GIRLS ' BASKETBALL ' . -M-i " - I L9 GIRLS ' BASKETBALL K8 GIRLS ' BASKETBALL L8 GIRLS ' BASKETBALL 105-LB. BASKETBALL TEAM OFFICE HELPERS BOOKS FOR THE PHILIPPINES An office helper leads not only on interesting life but one filled with fun. We go on errands for Mr. Baxter, the counselors, and secretary; assist visitors in any way possible; and answer the tele- phone. The period is used for study if we are not kept busy. If a student thinks he would like to work in the office he says so on his program at the end of the previous term. If the programs have already been made out, he can make application to the coun- selor. We like the job of office helper. Maybe you would, too. Winifred Brown. RALLY COMMITTEE One of the most important of the many groups that operate in Garfield is the Rally Boys. They have the unpleasant and unpopular job of polic- ing and checking over various places and setting things in ord6r. During lunch periods they stand watch to see that papers and lunches are put in the proper wi4.e. In the auditorium they keep order and help with ' PA ' 3 ' sis in charge of our assemblies. At our Irack ' and baseball rallies their bright orange and white hats can be seen bobbing in and out help- ing to keep order at Garfield. Dick Huish. GARFIELD JUNIOR RED CROSS Garfield has been marching along at the top of the list in her RED CROSS work this year. We could write a whole page of our accomplishments. But the most important thing of all is that we were TOO per cent in our membership. We collected $130 from the students in the RED CROSS drive, and the Art Shop, and Sewing Departments made numerous and valuable contributions. I ' m sure that Garfield will keep up the good work next term and during all terms to come. . GIRLS ' GLEE Our Girls ' Glee this semester consists of 92 girls, not including our friend and teacher, Mrs. Lois Young. Glee is a lot of fun with a little work, and when we all work together, as we do, we have but one aim, to bring pleasure through music. During the course of this year we hove provided musical numbers for many school, church, and community programs. Girls ' Glee consists of girls from the Low Seven through the High Nine, and from these girls we have elected the following officers: President— Beverly Drage. Vice-President— Floy White. Secretary— Pat Hayes. Treasurer— Mary Ann Ellis. Our organization takes part in social as well as musical activities. Next year we hope to wel- come many new members because 27 of our present girls will be leaving for high school. Beverly Drage, Virginia Robinson. The schools throughout California have been donating books or money with which to buy new books for the devastated school libraries in the Philippine Islands. Practically all of their books were ruined at the time of the Japanese invasion. This worthy project was sponsored by the School Library Association of California under the lead- ership of our librarian, Elizabeth Patton, who is president of this organization. Garfield pupils, through their advisories and friends, were glad to have a part in replacing some of the many books so urgently needed in the Philippines. OUR LIBRARY Garfield should be proud of its well organized Library. It contains books on all subjects both for reference and pleasure reading which all pupils should use and enjoy. After all, there is nothing like a good book. Pupils who serve in the library as assistants under the guidance of Miss E. Patton, our librar- ian, find their work both interesting and instruc- tive. Different pupils serve each period of the day and are assigned definite duties such as read- ing the shelves, issuing and discharging books, looking for overdue books, receiving and return- ing permits and preparing magazines for the shelves. They also assist in arranging book ex- hibits and Bulletin Board displays which help to interest and encourage pupils to read. Several hundred new books were added to our collection this year and all pupils and teachers were given an opportunity to see these before they were issued. One of the many purposes of the library is to painlessly help the pupils in fheir education. The following pupils have assisted in the li- brary this semester: Holly Anderson, Frances Forsey, Diane Fuller, Bonnie Geist, Charles Gould, Jeannette Humfield, Dorothy Jackson, Sabra Kent, Janet Kidwell, Mar- garet Lawson, Anne Lewis, Evelyn Lothrop, Joanne Lowry, Diane Martin, Nancy Robinson, Frances Russell, Kathrine Russell, Donna Saksa, Suzanne Stamper, Barbara Stemmler, Norman Stout, Don- na Lee Tweedy, Mary Whiston. Joanne Lowry and Holly Anderson. BOYS ' GLEE The Boys ' Glee this year has a membership of almost a hundred. We can be proud of this mem- bership because only those boys with a perfect attendance record (at least, almost perfect) were kept in the organization. The Glee, under the di- rection of Miss Corriveau, sang some excellent numbers such as " The Bells of Saint Mary ' s, " on May 29 for the P.-T.A. For the first time in two and one-half years Glee emblems are being given to the members. The emblem has marks on it to show how long the boy has been a member of the club, a new idea in Glee emblems. Don Falconer. STUDENT COUNCIL PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM STUDENT COURT GLEANER STAFF RALLY COMMITTEE ORCHESTRA GIRLS ' GLEE CLUB LIBRARY HELPERS BOYS ' GLEE CLUB RED CROSS STUDENT LEADERS TRAFFIC SQUAD lilliMlBliiiMiW I THE GARFIELD STUDENT LEADER THE BICYCLE COURT When one walks down the hall and sees a very bored looking creature contentedly sucking its teeth or cleaning its fingernails, or maybe comb- ing its hair, don ' t be alarmed, it ' s only one of those straight " A " students carefully chosen by Miss Ochoa, and who proudly stands on duty as a stu- dent leader. Now there are two types of student leaders. One, the kind who has that dreamy far-away look, who perches on one foot, sticks the other out in front (for balance, that is) and grins sheep- ishly if anyone passes in front of it. And then, of course, there is the one who literally breathes fire and glares a hole through you as you are about to " make a break for it " when the last bell rings. He mutilates every defenseless being who breathes out of tune. So, fellow fugitives, beware! ' Cause maybe some dark night yov may see a student leader coming toward you menacingly, and timidly ask you, " Please don ' t chew your gum like that; it makes me itch! " But really (harumphhhl); really, that it, the stu- dent leader is a good (shall we commit our- selves?), human being. So please watch your step and watch the rules, ' cause he doesn ' t like to speak to you any more than you like to be spoken to! EIna Lee Carlson. ORCHESTRA Those harmonious musical strains that you have heard pouring from the band bungalow first period, Monday and Wednesdays, during the past semester, have come from your orchestra un- der the direction of Mr. Minzyk, our patient con- ductor and able teacher. The orchestra, consisting of about 50 members, has played in the East-West Varieties, given a symphony in April, and assisted as usual in the graduation exercises. Those participating in this interesting activity derive much enjoyment from it and anyone who plays an instrument has an opportunity to join. Beverly Balfour. THE BAND This year the band, under the able leadership of John Minzyk, has given several fine concerts. With its 55 members, we feel that it has done much toward teaching its members the art of playing good music. On December 16 the band participated in a program given for the parents at which there was an audience of about 900. On December 19, the same program was given for the students. May 29 was a busy day for the band. In the morning a concert was given in the auditorium and in the afternoon it played in the bleachers for the track meet. The incoming Low Sevens were entertained both on January 17 and again in June, and alto- gether, it may be considered a very successful year for the band. David Fuller. The Bicycle Court was organized to preserve the safety of bicycle operators. Since it was start- ed the number of bicycle accidents has sharply decreased. The members of the court are chosen from the public schools in Berkeley, three from the ninth grade of each school. The representatives from Garfield are: Lois Nathan, Bili Gonser, and Don Falconer. Four members, each from a different school, meet every Saturday morning at the Bicycle Bu- reau in the Police Station, where they look up the previous records of the people they are going to try. Anyone who receives a ticket from the po- lice department for a bicycle violation has to come before this court. From the Bicycle Bureau they go to the Hall of Justice (courtroom to you) where they try the cases. The fearsome foursome alternate in the posi- tions of the two Associate Justices, the Bailiff, and the Chief Justice. The Chief Justice has the hard- est job of all. He has to decide whether the de- fendant is guilty or not and deliver the sentence. A 500-word composition is an average sentence, but a penalty of attending traffic school for an hour each Saturday every week for six weeks may be imposed if the charge is serious. For one to decide what sentence to pass may be difficult, especially if the defendant is your own friend. To reward the members for their work a dinner is given every year by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Don Falconer. GIRLS ' ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES The Girls ' Association has had four programs this term. The first program was the traditional " Big and Little Sister Party. " The girls were entertained by some of Garfield ' s talent and a movie. Ice cream was served after the program. The second program was a talent show held on March 29. The third program was a Fashion Show given to us by the Simplicity Pattern Company. This was the first time in three years that such a Fashion Show had been available. The fourth program, to end the term, was the Senior Farewell, held on May 31. Joan Stout. THE BOOK ROOM The book room is the busiest place in Garfield at the beginning and end of each term. Mr. Van Matre and his three assistants: Don Patterson, Paul Wentz, and Robert Smith take care of over 6,000 books a term. They not only handle books and book covers but fill the orders of teachers for supplies: paper, note books, pens, pencils, rub- ber bands, and many other articles. Mr. Van Matre and his assistants do a difficult job very well. Mike Murphy. ATTENDANCE HELPERS THE BOYS ' ASSOCIATION The attendance helpers play an important part in keeping Garfield ' s program going smoothly. Each period two students give up their study peri- ods in order to help in the attendance bungalow. They collect the slips every period from all the rooms, and then return to the bungalow to sort them. Helpers also do odd jobs for Mrs. Bartell, the attendance clerk, such as looking up the whereabouts of certain students and delivering messages to those in closs. Ninth period they are seen taking around the dreaded detention notices. This term the attendance helpers have done a mighty fine job. Dorothy Baukol. LOCKER ASSISTANTS When a student enters Garfield, he receives o lock and a locker which he keeps until he grad- uates. The care of these articles is entrusted to Mr. Sauers and those two A-1 detectives. Bob Beatty and Ed Carlisle, the Locker Assistants. They are on call day after day to trace down lockers or to help anyone who has forgotten his combina- tion. Mr. Sauers has so much respect for their de- tective work that he addresses them as " Gentle- men. " They do not work too hard, however, as Gar- field students are quite honest in their locker ac- tivities. Donald Falconer. The Boys ' Association is under the direction of Mrs. Curtice and Mr. McPhee. The Boys ' Associa- tion president had a very successful term. On March 8 the boys were shown a comedy film en- titled " The Pincussion Man " and a sports film, " Football of 1945. " During the intermission, Leon Gustafsan played some " Boogie Woogie " on the piano. On March 27 a special program was given at which pictures of the 1945 World Series base- ball games were shown. April 12, Brutus Hamil- ton, track coach at the University of California, gave a talk on track. With him was Al Rogan, who took his place while he was in the service. All in all, we think it was a very good term. Doug Gordon. TRAFFIC POLICE It is the duty of the Garfield Traffic Police to maintain safety at the street crossings which the students use when coming to school in the morn- ing and leaving it in the afternoon. They may hold the students up a little when they are in a hurry but that is only for their protection. The members drill every Monday morning un- der the direction of Officer Rivera and receive hon- orable discharges at the end of their terms. They do a great service and we appreciate all they do for us. Kenneth Holloman. THE P. A. BOYS Presiding over the realm of electronics at as- semblies. Boys ' Association meetings. Girls ' As- sociation meetings, P.-T. A. meetings and other functions, are the four P. A. boys: the captain, Fred Lothrop; assistant captain, Don Falconer; as- sistants, Karl Mosher and Stanley Newell. These boys are all under the direction of Mr. Hawkins. Work on the equipment is done by Mr. Hawkins and the P. A. boys. Two boys from the Low Nine are selected each term by Mr. Hawkins. They serve until they graduate, a captain being chosen also by Mr. Hawkins. Fred Lothrop. BLOCK " G " The Block " G, " after being abandoned for sev- eral terms, was reorganized last fall. We have had a very successful year and have had loads of fun. As this term has been so successful we intend to continue to meet next year. We ' re looking for- ward to many new members as we expect to have even a better time in the future. This year the officers were Gene Hodges, president; Stan- ley Word, vice-president; Bill Rogan, secretary; Granny Siler, treasurer; Denny Kimmaleheo, ser- geant-at-arms. Gene Hodges. GIRLS ' SPORTS The main girls ' sports this term have been bas- ketball and Softball. In basketball, the High Nine team played two games with the Low Nine, win- ning one and tying the other. The class teams played Burbank and Willard with the following results: Garfield Burbank Garfield Willard H. 9 3 19 10 18 L. 9 13 17 16 24 H. 8 13 11 3 5 L. 8 21 22 19 14 Several girls have won pennants. It is hard to do so for very few points are given for each ac- complishment and 125 points are needed for a pennant. Thirteen High Nine girls out of a class of approximately 120 girls have earned them through noon leagues, inter-school games, and track. Other girls have noon league pennants. These are awarded to girls who have played six times on a winning noon-leaque team. Noon league pennants have been awarded to twelve girls in the High Nine. Softball was a very popular sport this term. When the Low Nine girls lined up in the gym to try out for the team, the whole class, with the ex- ception of three girls, was there. Because four teams from the school, instead of the usual two, played, more people were able to participate in the inter-school games. Kathleen Hayes. e JOKES That Howard Whisler has a good head on his shoulders. The only trouble is that it ' s a different one every night. Overheard at the Roseway: " Waiter, is this coke or root-beer? " " What ' s it taste like? " " Nail polish. " " Well, it must be coke because our root-beer tastes like paint remover. " Mr. Van Matre: " What ' s the difference between eight and five? " John Creighton: " That ' s what I say—what ' s the difference? " " Dear teacher, " wrote Mrs. Haines, " you must not whack my little Thornton over the head with a ruler. He is a very delicate little boy. We never hit him at home except in self defense. " Mrs. Brubaker: " I hope I didn ' t see you cheat- ing, Jo Ann. " Jo Ann Polly: " I hope so, too. " Mrs. Bagnall: " Mike, where is the dot that ' s supposed to be over the ' i ' ? " Mike Murphy: " It ' s still in the pencil. " Bob Klopton: " Teacher, I ain ' t got no pencil. " Shocked at the expression, the teacher ex- claimed: " Oh, Bob, I have no pencil! " Bob Klopton: " So youse is in the same fix. " George Parks was naughty at school so he had to write a 50-word composition. He wrote, " I hod a little kitty and I lost him. I called ' Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, ' etc., etc. " Mrs. Choisser: " If I cut a piece of paper in two, what would I have? " S. Emerson: " Halves. " Mrs. Choisser: " And if I cut it in four pieces? " S. Emerson: " Fourths. " Mrs. Choisser: " And if ! cut it into 8,000 pieces? " S. Emerson: " Duh confetti. " Mrs. Curtice: " Potty, I ' m ashamed of you. When I was no bigger than you I could reel off all the Presidents in order without hesitation. " Potty Paine: " Yeah, but there were only three or four of them then. " Mr. Von Matre: " David, why did you put a fire cracker in my desk? " David Best: " Because I couldn ' t find a time bomb. " Miss Laurens: " What ore manners. Bob? " Bob DeJohn: " Manners are the noises you don ' t moke when you ' re eating soup. " Miss Collar at a restaurant: " This coffee tastes like mud. " Waitress: " Well, it was ground just this morn- ing. " Tom Caswell: " How do you get your kid sister to dig so many fishing worms for you? " Charles Linford: " Oh, it ' s easy. Out of every ten she digs up I let her have three to eat. " Dick Huish: " I can tell you what the score of the baseball game is going to be before it starts. " Bill Gonser: " You can? What is it going to be? " Dick Huish: " Nothing to nothing. " Miss Brubaker: " How much ore six and four? " Alan Scott: " Oh, about eleven. " Miss Brubaker: " Wrong. Six and four are ten. " Alan Scott: " But I thought five and five are ten. " Lois Nathan: " I ' m taking French, Spanish, and Algebra. " Dee Dee McCuistian: " Huh. Soy ' hello ' in Alge- bra. " Solly Roberts in the cafeteria: " Hot dog. " V aitress: " With pleasure. " Sally Roberts: " No, with mustard. " Marjorie Runser (finishing on audition): " Well, Mrs. Young, how do you like my singing? " Mrs. Young (sadly): " I accompanied you on the white keys and on the black keys, but you sing in the cracks. " Junior Delinquent (on the first 7 car after school): " The nerve of that conductor. He looked at me as if I didn ' t pay my fore. " Friend: " What did you do? " J. D.: " I looked at him as if I did. " Grenade Wilson: " What is worse than to find a worm when you bite into on apple? " Bob Daily: " Half a worm. " Mrs. Rowell: " What is the opposite of sorrow? " Bill Browning: " Joy. " Mrs. Rowell: " And the opposite of misery? " Bill Browning: " Happiness. " Miss Rowell: " And the opposite of woe? " Bill Browning: " Giddap. " Ed Nelson (in a solemn campaign speech): " All that 1 am or ever will be, I owe to my mother. " Heckler (hired by Howard W.): " Why don ' t you give her two bits and square the account? " " I had the toughest time of my life. First, I got angina pectoris, and then arteriosclerosis. Just as I was recovering from these, I got tuberculosis, double pneumonia and phthisis. Then they gave me hypodermic. Appendicitis was followed by tonsillectomy. These gave way to aphasia and hypertrophic cirrhosis. I completely lost my mem- ory for a while. 1 know I hod diabetes and acute indigestion, besides gastritis, rheumatism, lum- bago and neuritis. I ' ll never know how I pulled through. It was the hardest spelling test I ever hod. " GLEANER STAFF Faculty Advisor Editor-in-Chief . LITERARY Don Falconer, Editor Bruce Matthew Virginia Robinson Beverly Balfour SPORTS Bill Gonser, Editor Dick Huish Kathleen Hayes JOKES Roger de Plessis, Editor Thornton Haines Bob de John R. H. Behrens John Nachtrieb ART Joanna Jenny, Editor Patty Paine Lois Nathan Shirley Waite PHOTOGRAPHS Fred Lothrop, Editor John Creighton Gerda Behrens Frank McKimmins SALES Arnold Sodeburg Patty Paine Frank Wells ACKNOWLEDGMENT The Gleaner staff would like to thank Mr. Behrens, our Faculty Advisor, for his big help in putting this magazine together. We would like also to acknowledge the fine cooperation of Mr. Sauers in the selling of this book. Mr. Baxter has put up with a lot from us and we would like to thank him also. Thanks to Mrs. Bagnall, Miss Laurens and Mrs. Rowell for correcting the literary material. Acknowledg- ment to Miss Collar and Miss Molly for their assistance in the Art Department.


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