John Burroughs Middle School - Burr Yearbook (Los Angeles, CA)

 - Class of 1949

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HOPE I-le saw shadows, beyond them darkness, Darkness was a cage. A wind was there, a Wind which had always been, Which always would be, and ran on forever. I-lis eyes searched, but there was nothing. Nothing is terrifying when a background to suggestions. Then a call - a bird. "Why do you call, bird, While I am in darkness? Free me! For here is nothing But uncertainty and fear. Let me see light!" And light came from lar away. It was just a ribbon, but it was hope. I-ie iollowed it, faltering, For such brightness was blinding. -Gordon Smith" A9. In the WOODS AT NIGHT I hear an untrained symphony orchestra Playing a beautiful concert. - The trees rubbing their branches together. Are the violins and cellos. The crickets are the trumpets and horns. -Wayne Sanger lr., A7. THE LARGE LONELY ROCK stands by itself Letting the sea lash at her sides. Children come to play on herg Lovers come to be by themselves When the moon casts a silver streak Across the Water. Fishermen fish from her highest point. They go and they come, ' But the sea still lashes at her sides. -Bette Smithf AQ. BURR ART under the leadership oi Mrs. Myrle Petrie is the advanced art class at I.B. The students in this class learn modern techniques and produce line creative Work. They do all the art work for the Burr. CREATIVE WRITING classes are under the direction of Miss Winn Mackey. These classes ore lim- ited to 9th grade pupils. The Burr literary and sports editors are chosen from these classes. Besides Writing for the Burr, pupils in these classes also Write short stories, essays and poems Which are en- tered in various contests. This year, we had thirty-three poems published in the National I-ligh School Poetry Contests. Richard Baum won second prize, and Ioan Wolttson Won honorable mention in the Chaparral High School contest. We are very proud of this record. Some oi the poems' are published in this Burr. Those with honorable mention are double starred". The creative Writing classes have alsdvvritten the choral readings for graduation for several semesters. t wi 'WW?gi 5 ' sg I fs-il. "Niki" l N 'W' Mttvfn 6 'gg R34 CREATIVE WRITING AND BURR ART CLASSES tilt w e-E W . , w lf. if it - tg L.. I ll hi s . it 8.55 ssssssssss is -ur,-if i?QM2.QEE? 7.5327 f I iss i. BURR STAFF EDITOR IN CHIEF BILL TOBIAS ART EDITOR MARVIN TAFF LITERARY EDITOR RUTH HERZOFF SPORTS EDITORS RHODA STERN DONALD TOTHE FACULTY ADVISORS Art - Myrle Petrie Literary - Winn 'Mackey Printing - Photography - Clara Rosenwein

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STUDENT BODY OFFICERS MURDER IN THE LB. LIBRARY As we look in on loan and her class we find them in the library. Everything is quiet and everybody is hard at work. But suddenly we hear a loud shriek coming from the direction of loan's table. Has someone been murdered? As the teacher rushes to Ioanie's side, she finds her sitting very puzzled and her mouth is a dark blue!!! The teacher doesn't wait but rushes Ioan to the nurse. In the nurse's office she writes a note saying, "I would rather not talk." The nurse thinks it would hurt her to talk and worriedly calls loan's father. At home loan rushes to her room and emerges a few minutes later without a blue mouth. "Well?" says her father. "lt's really very simple," says loan. "I have a habit of chewing my pens and pencils. This afternoon I stuck my pen in my mouth. . . and I forgot to put the cap on." -Sheila Fox, A7. HOMEWORK. dreaded foe Of all normal school children, Who like to play games, Unpopular in all schools, But thanked for in later life. -lohn Bedrosian, AQ. OUR STUDENT GOVERNMENT SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO As refreshing as a soda on a hot day, a sort of dessert, it comes on Friday. I-laven't you guessed what I'm talking about yet? Why of course, it's the excellent assemblies. This is the time to get away from it all. You walk into the auditorium, go to your own seat and sit back. The doors are closed and then you hear those familiar words, "Will you please rise for the Pledge of Allegiance?" You rise, recite the familiar phrases, and again sit down. You lean forward as someone ap- proaches the microphone to announce the pro- gram. It's going to be a play. Maybe the next time it will be a movie, or maybe several selec- tions frorn the glee clubs, or a magic show. But, no matter what it is, it's sure to be exciting and something to lok forward to! -Dolores Gurwin, A8. THE HANDS OF THE CLOCK go round and round, Thru the days and the nights, but they make but one sound. The sound is a minute which goes ticking by, Minutes when a man may live or may die. Minutes, then hours, then days and then years The clock ticks without worries, nor sorrow, nor fear. -Roberta Kauffman, B8. PRESIDENT ' IERRY MALAT GIRLS' LEAGUE PRESIDENT IUDY FRIEDMAN SECRETARY EDYTHE BOND BOYS' COUNCIL PRESIDENT DUDLEY SCOTT



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