John Muir Middle School - Naturalist Yearbook (Los Angeles, CA)
- Class of 1949
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Los Angeles, California, June l6, l949
A9 Teachers Praise
By Don Devor
When asked what they thought
of the A9's the A9 homeroom
teachers made the following state-
Mrs. Harrison: "The A9 class is
made up of a fine group of young
people. They have great possibili-
Mrs. Pollock: "The A9 class is
a fine bunch of students. They
may prove valuable additions to
their high schools if they use their
Mrs. Toomey: "The A9 class
seemingly includes students of
varied interests and abilities. We
may expect to hear many fine
things about them in the future."
Mrs. Mueller: "The A9's make
a great class. The school is going
to miss them greatly because there
are so many leaders in the group."
Mrs. Parker: "Some of the
things I like about the A9 class are
their loyalty to their school and
their enthusiasm in drives. They
have some of the best leaders l
have seen in any junior high
Miss Miller: "The A9 class con-
tains many fine boys and girls who
should make splendid citizens in
the future. My best wishes go with
all of the A9's."
Miss Thies: "My girls have al-
ways shown an intense loyalty to
their school. They have partici-
pated in all organizational activity
such as G.A.C., noon league games,
etc. l hope they will always retain
the fine spirit they showed here."
Miss Reynolds: "They are a fine
bunch of students. l have enjoyed
working with them."
Miss Newton: "l have not been
too closely acquainted with them.
They are a fine looking bunch of
By Jeanne Boehm
Clickety-Click, Boy! look at
those kids type. Why are they typ-
ing like mad men? Why, because
of the certificates that are awarded.
So far six people have been award-
ed 3O words certificates.
They are: Jeanne Boehm, A95
Patricia Bearden, B95 Yvonne Ba-
ker, A95 Charlene Harrison, A95
Barbara Kilpatrick, B95 Maurine
Steiner, B95 and Barbara Pencille.
Those who won 40-word certifi-
cates are: Joanne Barton, A95
Shirley Hasson, A95 Frances Kean,
B95 Bette Blevins, A95 Grace Mun-
sey, B95 Marian Plankenhorn, B95
Gloria Wiedman, B9.
CLASS OF SUMMER '49 HONORS
JOHN MUIR AT GRADUATION EXERCISES
GRADUATES TO RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
FROM MR. OLIN DARBY, HONORED GUEST
BY NORMAN EPPSTEIN
Climaxing the summer semester of l949, the gradu-
ating class of John Muir Junior High School will present
John Muir, A Great American, as the theme of their gradu-
ation exercises Four speeches will be given on his accomp-
Our principal, Dr. Gerald M. Weller, will introduce Mr.
Olin Darby, president of the Los Angeles Board of Educa-
tion. Mr. Darby will present the diplomas to the graduating
A-Nines, with the help of Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Herriott,
To introduce the speeches, Irene
Alahuzos will give a talk on Muir's
Boyhood and Youth, This will be
followed by Muir, Scientist, Jack
Murphy speaking5 The Writing of
Muir, by Robert Emerziang and
then, Muir's Contributions to
America, by Barbara McGuire.
Musical numbers will be: In the
Heart of the Redwoods, by Baron-
Grey5 On the Trail from the Grand
Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofe5 and
Waltz of the Flowers from Tschai-
kowsky's Nutcracker Suite. Next
comes Trees and last, the Choir
joins the orchestra to sing I Heard
a Forest Praying and Mountains.
The Pledge of Allegiance will be
led by Don Hanning, student -body
president, and the A-Nine gradu-
ates will march to the Grand March
from the opera, Aida.
Speeches were written by Gay
Davidson, Don Devor, Jack Mur-
phy, Norman Eppstein, Dorene
Johnson, Eileen Shepard, Virginia
Buck, Julia Gulasci, Shirley Fergu-
son, Carol Johnson, James Frye,
LaVerne Burk, Pat Burke, Mildred
Cranston, Sharon Durr, Arlene Her-
man, Norman Hueston, Wayne
Waldschmitt, Billy Farmer, Edith
Kalloway, Barbara Palesano, and
Krause to Head
Bob Krause, cub reporter this
term, is making a big jump up to
the Editor's desk next term. The
retiring editor, Norman Eppstein, is
showing him the different responsi-
bilities of an Editor. THE NAT-
URALIST staff next term is:
Associate Editor ............ Ralph Cook
Feature Editor ................ Nancy Rix
Make-up Editor .......... Emma Garcia
Boys' Sports Editor ........ Sam Taylor
Girls' Sports Editor..Carol Sherburne
Exchange Editor..Annette Ernerzian
Specialties .................. Deloris Barr
Copy Reader ........ Marian MacLean
Les Wolf New
Student Body President
At the conclusion of much
counting of votes, and stiff compe-
tition, Les Wolfe, a B-Nine of
homeroom lO5 was the proud vic-
tor who will serve as student body
president for the next semester.
A revote had to be held for
girls' and boys' vice president as
the competition was so furious that
the candidates were practically tied.
When the results finally came out
Don Lowe, from homeroom 706,
was the vice president. Grace
Munsey, a B-Nine from homeroom
2l8 now has the honor of serving
as the next girls' vice president.
Our next student body secretary
is none other than Richard Hill,
also a B-Nine, from homeroom
A9's Enjoy Games,
Dance at Class Party
By Virginia Buck
There was fun and gaiety galore,
as the A9 Class enjoyed their party
on June the lOth. lt proved to be
a huge success as games were
played and good entertainment was
enjoyed by all.
The party was held in the gym
where decorations were draped in
every part of the room, which gave
it that festive effect. For a little
variety a grand march was held5
there was ballroom dancng also.
All the A9 Homeroom teachers
were invited. They were in charge
of the party along with Miss Sch-
waderer and Mr. Kristenson. Deli-
cious cake and ice cream were
served to all those present.
The time of the party was from
1:30 to 3:30, and during these
two hours the A9's had a wonder-
John Muir Honored
At Helms' Meeting
On Saturday, May l4, Mr. Falvo
and Mr. Nobbe accompanied by
Dick Hill, John Neil, Don Lowe,
and Charles Lugo, attended the
first annual Helms' foundation
meeting of Junior High School
teachers and students, connected
with athletic clubs.
The program consisted of a talk
by Mr. Helms and Mr. Howard
Bell, the supervisor of youth serv-
ice activities, and an exchange of
ideas bf the teachers from various
junior highs which were repre-
sented. Great plans are being made
for further meetings of this type
on a semi-annual basis.
The highlight of the meeting
was the reference made to John
Muir Jr. High as the "father of all
junior high athletic clubs." Prac-
tically every program mentioned
was based on the John Muir plan.
On display were all the John
Muir athletic trophies.
After the meeting was over, a
delightful lunch was served to all
through the courtesy of Helms'
From Our Principals . . .
DIair': Principals hafvc the fol-
lofwing parting message' for the
In your graduation program you
hafve cho.v1'n to commemorate the
life and zzchinfvrmenir of tha! great
flmarimn 'Lahore name our .rchool
.ro proudly heart-John llfluir. No
holler trail rxislx for you lo follow
than the ont' fwhifh he markad out
for us. flx he hlazed this trail
lo-ward the hoighls, he took fwiih
him a hody mado .rtrong through
clean and temperate living, an
alert mind, an' ohnzrfuing eye, a
fwillingnzxrt lo mov! hardship.r, a de-
lerminalion lo hold alfwayx lo the
goal sat, and a rnfverent spirit.
fllong iwilh thou' qualifier fwoni a
lofve for all lifving things, an appra-
rialion of Ihr' hrauly of the outdoor
fworld and a determination to pre-
.rfrwo our mountains and forertx so
lhal all man might than' them.
.45 fwe hid you faretwrll, auf hold
the high hope that eafh one of you
may follorw thi: trail to tho upland:
of lifving fwhcra thc highenrt fvaluci'
uri' to he found.
Oar hex! fwirhex go 'with you at
you lea-vc ur.
Celia P. Horriolf, Girls' Vice-Prin.
Rzzssell S. Johnson, Boys' Vice-Prin.
Gerald JU. lVfller, Principal
TH E NATURALIST
Edited and Printed Semi-Monthly by Students of John
Muir Junior High School at Los Angeles, California.
NATURALIST STAFF AND PRINTERS
Editor-in-Chief .................................................... Norman Eppstein
Associate Editor .....
Feature Editor ........
. ....... ........................ B arbara Capps
. ..................................... Nace Benun
Make-up Editors ........ ...... J oyce Benveniste, Virginia Buck
Boys' Sports Editor ....... ................................ D on Hanning
Assistant ..................... ...... ...... H e rbie Nesmith
Girls' Sports Editor ....... .......... G ay Davidson
Assistant .................. ...... B arbara McGuire
Exchange Editor ...... .......................... B ob Emerzian
Specialties .......... .............................. . ...Don Devor
.......Margaret Longo, Janice Latey
.....Verna Boehm, Shirley McClain
Presswork ................. ................ T ed Neel, Jerry Soest
Copy Readers .......
Journalism Advisor ...................................... Mrs. Beatrice F. Gilbert
Printing Instructor ............................................ Mr. Edgar Zimmer
Deloris Barr, Ralph Cook, Annette Emerzian, Emma Garcia, Bob
Krause, Marian McLean, Jewel Mayesh, Jimmie O'Leary, Donna
Rankin, Nancy Rix, Carol Sherburne, Sam Taylor.
You have been at this school for three years-three long, happy
years which. we know you'll never forget.
When you first came here as B7's you probably wondered how you
could make friends in such a large place. Now you know. It wasn't
hard at all.
You are going to a much bigger school now, and you may feel the
same there as you did when you were B7's here. But those days will soon
pass and you will again become a graduating class.
We give you our best wishes and glad memories for you to cherish
the rest of your lives.
REACHING THE HEIGHTS
The time has come for us to say goodbye. Although our loyalty
will eventually change to another school, we will always remember
John Muir as the school in which we started on the long road through
When we came here three years ago we started as "scrubs" Now we
have reached the top and are ready to go on to high school and start
at the bottom again.
Although we are sorry to leave we are glad that John Muir has such
a good B9 class to take our place.
Because we will always remember John Muir we are saying, "So
Long" not "Goodbye."
A9 Class Prophecy .
By Joyce Benveniste
What time is it? Oh, that's right,
I don't have to worry about Mr.
Haberman's scolding me again
'cause I finally got my "walking
papers." What year is this? l959
already? Speaking of class mem-
bers, I wonder what became of
those "Dear Friends of Old?" I
read in THE NATURALIST that to-
night they are having a social ban-
quet and reunion.
Tonight I think that I shall
"paint the town red" and show
Barbara McGuire that I still have
some of the "old spirit" in me yet.
She has settled down with Chuck
Stange and they're happy on their
farm. Well, here I am at the party.
I see that the entertainment is fur-
nished by Clarence Goldberg and
Gerald "Rattlesnake" Wunsch, the
two cowboy heroes. What are those
funny noises? OI It's clumsy Her-
bie Nesmith still stepping on Gay
My, but there are a lot of
celebrities here! I see Norman Ep-
pstein, the famous scientist, who
has just come back from Africa
after capturing a rare Lapland
Lounge Lizard. Don Devor, the
famous reporter, is getting the
story. There's my old pal Marelyn
Jenkins, the famous violinist. Allan
Warsce and Anthony Dapello have
been doing well on the L. A.
Bruins. Diana Vardas is here with
some of her famous models, among
them, Norma Philips, Jeanne Jet-
ton, Dora Dee McReady, and Daisy
Wilson. There's Virginia Buck and
her Carmen Miranda Review. In-
cluded in her show are Arlene
Judd, Romona Steeter, Barbara
Moore, and Gloria Pulone.
No one knows if any of these
will come true, but we will all
know one thing for sure. We will
all be successful, even millionaires.
How can we miss when we're mem-
bers of the summer class of 'forty-
A9 Alphabet ,
By Janice Latey
.. ........ Shirleen Huck
Exotic ,,,,,,,,,,,, ..,,,,.,A.,... B ill Smith
Fashionable .............. Diane Vardas
Generous .,,.... ....... S hirley I'IaSSOt'1
Handsome ................ Don Henning
lrresistable .......... Johnny DiPonzio
Roguish ...... .
Sweet ......... ....
.. ....... Mary Ala Clark
Versatile ............. Roy Quinsey
Xellent ,.......... Rocco Aviani
Yahoo! .,.. ....... J immie O'Leary
Zany .... ......... M ardel King
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l'IELLl E PIATURALIST
Attention faithful C?i readers!
tDon't all speak at once.l I have
some bad news for you. I really
hate to put you through this tor-
turel?J but I guess I'cl better tell
you-Wait a minute-don't tear
up this column!! This is the last of
the series of the prized and great
Q7 manuscripts you have been col-
lecting l?l Yes, yours truly has
been asked to leave after a brief
l?J story here if and when I make
up seven years of work. Don't
laugh so hard you make me cry.
But getting on the serious i?l
side, may I say that in portraying
the lovable l?l character of Nellie
Naturalist, I was not only express-
ing the feelings of one person, but
every one in John Muir. tl forgot
my ideas from all the kids in Jour-
nalism. That class includes every
type of kid imaginable-they range
from crazy to crazier.
Oh! I'd better not waste pre-
cious space telling about how much
you're going to miss me, what you
want to know is who is my "dream
boy." Since I began writing this
column l have another one, but l'II
tell you the one I originally had in
mind. He is none other than iI'll
give you his full name-it's so
short. You'Il probably know him.
He attended Muir and Manual.
lrah! rahli I2-5-I5-I4-l.l8.!-?"
Mickey l3-3-3-I-IBI4-I2-5. Jun-
It's time to go makeup myself
for Mike. There were so many
question marks in this column be-
cause l still haven't figured out the
answer to this question, "To be or
Not to Be-That is the question."
-Nellie CiNature's enemy? Nat-
uralist, Alias I0-l5-25-3-5 2-5-l4-
P. S.-Don't give up! If I made it
through Muir you ought to be able
By Norman Eppstein
Hair ............................ Dan Beatty
Smile ........ ............. J ames Frye
Posture .,...... ................ D on Dias
Personality .......... Johnny DiPonzio
Brains ,.,-....,,,........... Bob Emerzian
Sense of Humor ........ Chuck Stange
Build .................... Cordell Swanson
Sportsmanship ................ Ben I'IOke
Athlete ........................ Dan Finch
Bashful .............. Norman Eppstein
Hair ..... ...........,...... J oyce Kates
Posture ......,,... ...... J oyce Micheli
...... Carolyn Kaneko
Well, peasants, have you de-
duced who the "mystery face" in
my Colossal Contest is? NO! Bah!
That I, "el supreme bandito" in
Mexico, California should write my
magnificent column for a bunch ot
illiterate squareheads who don't
appreciate the finer arts, what a
Well, l'll give you low-down,
side-windin', bush-whacking, dry-
gulchin' cattle-rustlin' varmits an-
:ather chance. Hyar's the final clue.
He's Irish. Now who is it? You
still don't know? Bah! Loco hom-
bres, anyhow. Very well, just ONE
more clue. It youse still do not
know, ask Eileen Shepard.
Now, if it's not taxing your
itty-bitty brains f?l too much, guess
who I am! Who? No, not Craig
Dixon. Try again. No, not Ron
Frazier ldon't say Pasquali, Barnes,
or Bathlessg you'll be close, but
wrongl. Try once more. No, I'm
not Bill Tell lfat chancell
Well, l'm sorry, so I guess l'll
have to tell you myself. I center
field for the Lions and drop every
other ball that comes to me, I
work at the Outer-Mongolian Em-
bassy. That's it! You're right!
l'm me! For that you win i'p50,000,
the Brooklyn and Golden Gate
Bridges, an orange, and Clark
And now, for your pleasure, a
Tourist: "What happened when
you fell overboard?"
Sailor: "Oh, I just grabbed a
cake of soap and washed myself
I leave you now with my last
words that will become famous:
P.S. For scrubs and ignoramuses,
the mystery face is Jimmie O'Leary
and I'm Hanning's assistant.
Most' Likely To:
By Barbara Capps .
Here are the students we think
are the most likely to:
Succeed ............ Norman Eppstein
Become a crooner ...... Don Hanning
Take Dr. Kildare's place ............
Take Harpo Marx's place ..........
Replace Tyrone Power .... Jim Tripp
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Ten Best Bands
By Joyce Benveniste
Attention, all you A9 students!
Does this sound familiar? "Hey,
who are you putting down for the
best band? Oh, don't put down
Les Browng put down Artie Shaw.
His Summit Ridge Drive is simply
swoony. On the other hand, Glen
Miller's Little Brown Jug is super!!
Oh, you chicken, why put down
Harry James for, etc., etc." Yes,
the A9 Questionnaires were finally
tallied up by the struggling f?l
The following is the outcome of
the Ten Best Bands question asked
on the Questionnaire, chosen by
you sensible i?l A9 students. Start-
ing at the bottom of the column we
find Spade Cooley in IOth place
. . . going up the list we see that
Tex Beneke took the 9th spot . . .
Gene Krupa, 8th place with Francis
Craig in 7th . . . continuing up the
list we find Harry James in 6th
place and Spike Jones 5th . . . tak-
ing 4th and 3rd honors were the
honorable bands of Tommy Dorsey
and Les Brown . , . Artie Shaw and
his great band came in second and
we all felt that the class made a
wise choice in none other than the
immortal Glen Miller and his band
This proves that although most
of the A9's were very young in the
days when he was very popular they
still remember the great recordings
made by Glen Miller and his band.
His memory will not only live in
the hearts of our parents and
grandparents, but also in our own.
For now, the A9's will take the
"Chatanooga Choo-Choo" and say
By Robert Emerzian
One Sunday Afternoon the Three
Musketeers and the Three God-
fathers were approaching Fort
Apache leading the Little Women.
Overhead the Fighter Squadron was
to Cover Up the Command Decision
while Whispering Smith was sing-
ing So Dear to My Heart and
Words 'and Music. Not far away
Rogue's Regiment was bringing in
the Red Pony from Tulsa just
South of St. Louis.
Now on the other side of Red
River was the Boy with the Green
Hair bringing a Letter to Three
Wives. The Impact was so great,
that he had to go to EI Paso with
Joan of Arc and Knock on Any
Door. Then When the Sun Comes
Up he can see the Hills of Home
and the Unknown Island. Chicken
Every Sunday was a Set Up and
Slightly French was too much for
the Paleface and Ma and Pa Kettle
so away they went to the Snake Pit
and the Pitfall. The Walking Hills
were an Act of Violence to Don
Juan when he said So This ls New
York? Why I even Remember
Mama and Life with Father. The
Red Shoes were doing a Criss Cross
and the Lucky Stiff was having an
Adventure in B'altimore with the
Fighting 0'Flynn, when he decided
to drop the whole thing.
By Virginia Buck
Numerous A9's throughout the
school were asked, "What is your
favorite column in THE NATU-
RALIST and why?" Here are some
of the brilliant answers.
Ben Hoke, our A9 Class Presi-
dent, says Silhouettes is his favorite
because he likes to guess who they
are. Nellie is Sharon Durr's favo-
rite. She likes her funnyl?l iokes.
Harold Johnson likes to read Sport
Sense, simply because he likes
sports. Mildred Cranston thinks
Silhouettes is tops. She likes it
because you can get better ac-
quainted with the kids.
When Donald Dias get his issue
of THE NATURALIST he turns to
the Sports Page first, because he
likes to read about the exciting
sports games and tournaments. Bill
Macias likes Nellie Naturalist, be-
cause she's always slamming Joe
Joker. But Nace Benun likes Joe
Joker, because he is always slam-
ming Nellie Naturalist. Oh well!
"My vote goes to Silhouettes,"
says Barbara Moore. She also likes
to guess who the "silhouetted"
Learning how to be a top-flight
athlete is a good pastime. For this
reason, Bill Roberts likes, Sport
Sense. Joe Joker is Mary Frazier's
and Johnny DiPonzio's favorite
column. Earl Rothermund likes
Smiles and Smirks because he likes
to know the opinions of the differ-
ent students. Both Sharon Morse
and Shirley Clark say Platter Chat-
ter is the column they like to read,
because they like keeping up-to-
date on the latest records.
Last Will and Testament
By Barbara McGuire
We, the finally lparoledl gradu-
ating class of John Muir, Summer
I949, being of supposedly sound
mindC?l and body, hereby will the
following items to the remaining
students lcell-matesl of our dear
Junior High School. You lucky
people! lHa! Hall
Bob Emerzian leaves his brain to
Annette, his sister. Uust one?l
David Salsbury leaves his love
and kisses to Ruth Mauerman. '
Nace Benun leaves nothing to
Shirley Hasson leaves her shoul-
der pads to Doris Kohler.
Dolores Bombace leaves her
smile to a cute A8 boy. fT.l'l.l
Joan Herbelin leaves her swing
to Patsy Martin.
Duane Goodwin leaves all the
girls heartbroken. tHe d0es?l
Joan Acker wills her cool tha,
hal, temper to the boys.
Barbara Riley wills her voice to
any future hog caller.
Eugene Fiero leaves his muscles
to Terry Kelly.
Helen Horton doesn't leave Rich-
ard Hill to Beverly Firestine or any
Bob Pollock wills his height to
Yvonne Baker leaves her talent
to Dolores Dick. tShe needs it???l
Dan Beattie leaves his pitching
arl3n to Gene Anderson. ll-le needs
Gloria Cardwell leaves her voice
to Wanda Atkinson.
Frank Montiio wills his record
breaking speed to Don Lowe.
Shirley Rose leaves her sense of
humor to Dorothy Hiskey.
Ben Hoke leaves his women
trouble to Ray Cude.
Gerry Schwartz leaves his "toni"
to Sam Taylor.
Doris Snedden wills her tech-
nique to Paul Wheeler.
Margaret Longo wills her writing
ability to a JI Journalist.
Leland Turnwall leaves his phy-
sique to anyone who wants it.
Shirley Ferguson wills her one
dimple to Beverly Noack who has
My Class and Yours
By Norman Eppstein
Well, I see that the A9 Pano-
rama is now in the hall. The pano-
ranfla is one of the most treasured
articles that the graduating classes
have. On it there is the picture of
the graduating class, and on the
back are autographs of friends.
Now it is in the showcase and
everyone is critically admiring it.
You'll hear the usual run of re-
marks such as, "Gee, Joe looks al-
most educated" and "Gosh, I look
like a mess there" and other
"Ah's" and "Oh's", but on the
whole, you're rather pleased with
it, and you should be, for it will
help to retain your fond memories
of junior high school for many
years to come. Yes, being an A9
can be simply wonderful.
By Barbara Capps
Here's our idea of the perfect
Friendliness .............. Mrs. Mueller
Wit .............. ......... Mrs. Gilbert
Charm ........ ............ M rs. Ewing
Eyes ........................ Miss Reynolds
Popularity ............ Miss Schwaderer
Figure ........ ...... M iss Lindquist
Brains ......... ....... M rs. Herriot
Briskness ................,,.... Miss Thies
Calmness , ................... Miss Miller
Helpful ........................ Dr. Weller
Energetic ...... ....,. M r. Holland
Personable .... ........... M r. Dyck
Smart ............,. ....... M r. Hermle
Personality ................ Mr. Toomey
Tall ...,..,...,..,..,,............ Mr. Bruce
Athletic ..... ........ M r. Kristenson
Handsome .................... Mr. Nobbe
Howdy all you Western Fans!
Here come the best platters of the
First, we have a song with a very
sweet title sung by a pretty sweet
guy. Candy Kisses, by Eddie Kirk
is the top tune today. Eddie has
quite a few best-sellers, too. Don't
miss his The Gods Were Angry
With Me for Lovln' You, Careless
Hands, and My Best to You. lf
you'd like a picture of Eddie, send
one of yourself to KXLA, Pasadena,
and you'll get one.
Jimmie Wakeley's Till the End
of the World is goin' places. lt's
a dreamy tune that is especially
nice to listen to with the Western
Border touch added.
Tennessee Ernie's, Tennessee
Border, is really swell. The other
side is a cute ditty called Milk 'em
in the Morning Blues. You'll have
a chance to compare Ernie's sing-
ing and speaking voice.
Wall, ef'n you-all have time
durin' the summer, you might like
to tune in "Hometown Jamboree"
at ll:3O a.m. lt's on KXLA, and
has Eddie Kirk, lsighl, Merle
Travis, Tennessee Ernie, Harold
Hensley, Billy Liebert, Herman the
Hermit, Cliffy Stone, and Vicky
Buckshot. lt's really swell. The
whole gang is out at El Monte
Legion Stadium Saturday nite, too.
Gotta go now-Adios,
Movie Star Derby
By Nace Benun
June Allyson, chosen first lady
all the way from start to finish be-
cause of her great role in Little
Women. Second was Gail Russell,
with Jane Russell close behind.
Betty Grable placed fourth beating
out Shirley Temple.
The outstanding actor this se-
mester chosen by our class was
John Wayne who played magnifi-
cently in Wake of the Red Witch.
Placing a close second was Alan
Ladd with Bob Mitchum hot on his
heels. Fourth was John Derek.
Leading a four-way tie for the fifth
place were Richard Widmark,
Montgomery Cliff, Van Johnson,
and Bob Hope.
PICTURES: l-AGRICULTURE CLUB, 2-TEENAGERS, 3-THRIFT
CLUB, 4-JUNIOR RED CROSS, 5-HEALTH CLUB
By Jimmie O'Leary
Set-up ............................,,.,,. Test
Force of Evil ........ Cheating in Tests
Little Women ...,.... Norma Phillips,
and Bonnie Haycock
Life of Riley ......., Summer Vacation
l Cheated the Law..Ditching School
So Dear to My Heart .... John Muir
This ls My Affair .... Unsatisfactory
We Were Strangers ....,. A9's When
They Were B7's
The Long Night .... Homework Night
One Sunday Afternoon ........ Vesper
Command Decision ........ Homework
Unknown Island ........., High School
Pale Face .......,...,.,,... Earle Johnson
Snake Pit. .,........... Journalism Class
Let's Live a Little .... Saturdays and
Hi, A9's, and fellow book
worms!! Here are the ten top books
of the semester, in order of prefer-
l. Little Women, by Lousia May
2. Lorna Doone, by Richard
3. Boxing, by Edwin Haist.
4. Famous American Athletes of
Today, by Campbell.
5. Mystery Schooner, by Terence
6. Wuthering Heights, by Emily
7. Windy Foot, by Frances Frost.
8. The White Buffalo, by Rode.
9. Modern Dressmaking Made
Easy, by Picken.
and last but not least
lO. The Secret Garden, by Bur-
Don't forget to visit your public
library over the vacation.
-Wormy Clvlargaret Longo?
By Herbie Nesmith
The Snake Pit
The LUcky Stiff
South oF St. Louis
The Fighting O'Flynn
Duel in The Sun
Bad Me?-l of Tombstone
LifE of Riley
By Jimmie O'Leary
Herbie Nesmith was slow?
Joe Hasson wore his first pair of
Barbara McGuire used to get on
the honor roll?
Joyce Benveniste was talking about
football players?i When wasn't
A9's weren't great?
Don Dias had natural blond hair?
I used to be popular with my
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Virginia Joan Leslie Acker
Irene Jean Alahuzos
Gary Raymond Allen
Ralph Glen Anderson
Dolores Jean Arnett
Frank M, Atencio Jr.
Charles Floyd Atkinson
Rocco Louis Aviani
Yvonne Barbara Baker
Melvin John Balfour
Priscilla Joanne Barton
Thomas Frank Basta
Daniel Emmett Beattie
Mary Lou Belcher
Nace Jack Benun
Bob Howard Blacksmith
Elizabeth Rae Blevins
Verna Jeanne Boehm
Dolores Ann Bombace
James Conrad Boyce
Marilyn Yvonne Boyd
Ray A. Bray, Jr.
Beverly Jeane Brewer
Marilyn Harriet Brownstein
Virginia Judith Buck
LaVerne E. Burke
Patricia Ann Burke
Gloria Jean Cardwell
Barbara Ann Cayse
James William Cheek
Mary Ala Clark
Shirley Elizabeth Clark
BoLetta Jean Colburn
Joan Esther Corrall
Robert Earnest Cowles
Mildred Ann Cranston
Dan Robert Cunningham
Della Gay Davidson
Bob-Arnold Ferdinand DeCoudreaux
June A. Derderian
Donald A. Devor
Donald Lee Dias
Steele Thomas Diezel
Johnny David DiPonzio
Andrew Franklin Dishong
Norma Eugenia Dorsa
Patricia Lee Doty
Richard Edgar Drennen
Earl A. Dupre
Lois Celine Dupre
Patricia Lou Duncan
Sharon Virginia Durr
Arnold Raymond Egger
Norman Alfred Eppstein
William Charles Farmer
Gloria Gail Feinman
Shirley Ann Ferguson
Eugene Cruz Fierro
Daniel Wiley Finch
George Glenn Fletcher
Richard Lee Folger
Gordon Carl Fosberg
W. C. Earnest Fowler
Mary Katherine Frazier
James Earl Frye
John Vincent Gallagher
Martha Grace German
Clarence Darrow Goldberg
Ronald Jesse Goodheart
Noel Duane Goodwin
Julia Verona Gulacsi
Donald Lee Hanning
Fred Gordon Hart
Charlene Lee Harrison
Joseph Morris Hasson
Shirley Esther Hasson
Bonnie Carroll Haycock
Virginia Lyn Henry
Joan Ardell Herbelin
Arlene June Herman
Ben Anderson Hoke
Edrina Jane Holmes
Helen Arlene Horton
Shirleen Joy Huck
Norma Lee Hueston
Carl Richard Hupp
Diane Louise lnchausti
Robert Lee Jeffrey
Marelyn Joyce Jenkins
Joann Lee Jetton
mr :mm ui
John Daniel Maloy
Sebastian Manuele, Jr.
James Edward Martin
Barbara Jean Masserini
Howard Grant McCallum
Shirley Lee McClain
Bonnie Marie McColpin
Dorla Dee McCready
Frank Arthur McGhan
Barbara Ann McGuire
Joan Ann Mercer
Joyce Nadine Micheli
Glen Austin Miller
Arline Dolores Millinger
Frank Leroy Montiio
Barbara Terry Moore
Marlena Marie Moore
Sharon Lee Morse l
Dorothy Marie Mulchaey
Sydney Lea Mumby
John David Murphy
Theodore Joseph Neel
Herbert McRae Nesmith
Beverly Glee Neville
William Fred Newquist
Cleveland Ray Nixon
Barbara Ann Nober
Marquis James Norwalk
Albert Nyitrai, Jr.
James Burton O'Leary
Paul Robert Oswald
Beverly Jean Pack
Barbara Jeanette Palesano
Rosa Esther Palomino
Elizabeth Anne Parish
Charles Howard Park
Mariorie Lois Parmiter
Dolland Dee Parsons
Franklin Pena A
Barbara Ann Pencille
Norma Lee Phillips
Richard Lanny Phillips
Jerrol David Pickering
Robert Donald Pollock
Lorraine Pauline Post
Gloria Martha Pulone
Carmen Mary Quiiada
Roy R. Quinsey
Jack Edward Quirk
Georgia Lee Raitt
Marita Carol Rhyne
Barbara Dianne Riley
William Franklin Roberts
Edward Ernest Rodriguez
Willard Edward Rogers
Shirley Jane Rose
Don Karl Ross
Shirley Mae Roth
Walter Earl Rothermund
David George Salsbery
Helen Yvonne Saunders
Thomas Barger Saunders
Marlene Rebecca Schmidt
Charles Albert Schneider
Gerald Herbert Schwartz
Carmen Anthony Scopellite
Gary William Seed
Eileen May Shepard
Billy Harvey Smith
Doris Jean Snedden
Marie Alice Stadheim
Charles Henry Stange
Jo-Ann Marie Steuernagel
Mike Medford Stillman
Irma Lee Stitch
Ramona Leah Streeter
Cordell LaVere Swanson
Ronald Dean Swick
Edna Sachiko Takeda
James William Tripp
Leland Charles Turnwa-ll
Daniel Javier Valencia
Diana Lee Vardas
Anna Marie Vitale
James Arvid Wahlstrom
Wayne Walter Waldschmitt
Neva Mae Ward
Alan M. Warsco
Valerie Jeanette Waterman
Janet Marie Watt
Helen Glenna Weidenhamer
Geraldine Mae Whitney
Bobbie Lou Wilbur
Daisy Agnelia Wilson
Dwight Eric Witte
Donald Gary Wright
Gerald Lee Wunsch
Billy Joe Yates
Rose Lee Young
Anthony Zarrahy, Jr.
Nbxg N X
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TH E NATU RAL! ST
Semester in Review
By Donald Hanning
Well, well, it certainly has been
a full semester. Boy! when you
look over the term you just can't
see where they put everything.
Let's look back over some of the
events of the term.
First of all there was the B7
Orientation assembly on February
4th. On the tenth of the same
month, the Thrift people went on a
trip to the bank. On the eighteen-
th we had our first assembly. Then
on the twenty-fifth something im-
portant happened that everyone en-
joyed. We saw THE NATURALIST
movie. On March third we had an
assembly put on by the Mysterious
Mr. Brown. Then on the eleventh
day of March we had the thrift
The first big day for the A9's
was their dance which was held on
the seventeenth. On the eighteen-
th we had our big talent show.
Remember all of those little pic-
tures that were taken on the
twenty-fifth? Then on the twenty-
ninth we had our NATURALIST
pictures taken. On the thirtieth
the documents from the Freedom
Train were put on display in our
own library. One thing that some
people were glad to see, and of
course some weren't too happy
about it, were the report cards,
which came out on April sixth.
On the seventh we had the second
A9 dance. On the next day we had
the A9-All-Star Track Meet. From
the eleventh to the fifteenth we
had a wonderful Easter Vacation.
On the twenty-first we had the first
Our Vesper Program was held
on Sunday, the twenty-fourth. The
twenty-fifth was another big day
for the A-Nines. This was the day
that the green opened. On April
29 our very successful Open House
was held. On May second the
P.-T.A. had the Apron-overall
drive, which was won by Miss
Fuller's A7 girls and Mrs. Gilbert's
The A9 Class Officers were
elected on the fifth. On the sixth
the girls had a field day. That
same day the boys had a gym meet.
Then on the thirteenth we saw
Melody Time. Then came the
Boys' Luncheon at the Elk's Club.
Another A9 dance was held on the
nineteenth, also a safety party. On
the twentieth we had our Student
Body Election. The twenty-sixth
brought a party for the homeroom
There was a fashion show for the
P.-T.A. on the twenty-fourth. The
twenty-seventh brought the big
A9-All-Star baseball game. Then
from May thirty-first to June third
the A9's had their final exams. On
June eighth the girls had their
G.A.C. party, The student body
officer's installation was held on
the tenth. On the same day we had
the A9 party. The thirteenth
brought a congress party. On the
fourteenth we had the award as-
sembly. Right after the assembly
we had our ever-loving report
By Virginia Buck
He was born on May l2, l934,
in Los Angeles, with blonde hair
and blue eyes . . . He has grown
to the height of 5 feet, 9 inches
and weighs I43 pounds . . . imus-
cles!l . . . His favorite subjects are
agriculture and electric . . . His
course and major in auto mechan-
ics . . . Roast duck is his favorite
food, and his pet peeve is his Eng-
lish class in the A9 . . . Making
model ships is his hobby, and he
hopes to some day become a
mighty seaman . . . His main inter-
est is sports and he's in the boys
athletic club . . . His favorite singer
is Vaughn Monroe singing, "Ghost
Riders." . . . 402 is his homeroom,
and when asked if he likes girls, he
said, "Shucks, l'm bashful." . . .
You've guessed it . . . He's our A9
class president, Ben Hoke.
W 'ir 'Ii 'k
Glendale, California is where she
was born, on the day of June 25,
I934 . . . She has brown hair and
green eyes, and weighs-oh well!
. . . Her height is 5 feet, lV2
inches, and her hobby is knitting
little socks for cars . . . Choir and
P. E. are her favorite subjects and
her favorite teachers are Miss
Schwaderer, Miss Sheffield, and
Mrs. Mueller . . . She is going to
Manual Arts High School totake
an academic course and major in
Latin . . . Fried chicken and french
fries are her favorite food, and her
pet peeve is, "Kids who wear
shoulder pads." Ha! Hal When
asked, "Do you like boys?" she
said, "Surreel" . . . Her school
activities are, G.A.C. and Student
Congress Representative for her
homeroom, 406 . . . To teach Eng-
lish is her ambition . . . She likes
the song, "l Got a Way With
Women," sung by the King Cole
Trio, and she likes any of Frankie
Laine's records . . . That's right,
she's our A9 girls' vice-president,
il' 'k it i' 'k
He is planning to take an aca-
demic course at Manual Arts High
School, and major in Mathematics
. . . He was born in Los Angeles on
February lO, I93-4 . . . He has
dark brown hair and hazel eyes . . .
His height is 5 feet, 9 inches and
his weight is l4O pounds . . .
Woodshop is his favorite subject
and Mr. Bruce is his favorite teach-
er . . . Football is his main interest
and he's in the Boys' Athletic Club
. . . When asked what he thinks of
girls, he said, "So, so." . . . Social
Studies in the A9 is his pet peeve
and fried shrimp is his favorite
food !Mmm, godoli I. . . Making
model airplanes is his hobby and
he hopes to some day become an
engineer . . . "Ghost Riders," is
his favorite record . . . He is our
Boys' Vice-President from home-
room Zle Howarkd NLcCa,llum.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is
where she was born, on April 28,
i934 . . . Her hair is brown, her
eyes are blue, and her weight is
l26 pounds . . . She has grown to
be 5 feet, 5 inches tall . . . Wash-
ington is her future high school
where she will take a commercial
course, and stenography will be her
major . . . Her favorite subject is
Physical Education and the teacher
she likes best is Miss Schwaderer
. . . A certain A9 boy is her main
interest, and when she was asked,
"Do you like boys?" she said, "You
know it!" . . . Her favorite food is
none other than hamburgers and
french fries . . . Her pet peeves are
some A9 boys . . . As far as school
activities go, she is in the Girls'
Athletic Club and she is Student
Congress Representative for that
wonderful homeroom 204 . . . Her
ambition is to be a housewife and
naturally her hobby is collecting
records . . . Her favorite singer is
Perry Como, singing, "A" You're
Adorable . . . Shirley Ferguson, it
is-our A9 class secretary.
Meet the Teachers
By Jeanne Boehm
"Meet the Teachers," this time,
is a review of all the A9 Home-
room teachers. The average height
and weight of the female A9
Homeroom teacher is 5 feet, 5
inches and l25 pounds. Since Mr.
Toomey is the only male A9 home-
room teacher we'll have to take his
height and weight, 6 feet, l75
When asked her age, Miss Rey-
nolds of A9 girls' homeroom 2Ol
replied, "l'm over 21" il hope so.i
Her favorite color is blue istands
for boy-or mani. Avocados get
her number one vote for the best
food. lt seems most of the teachers
like music. Miss Reynolds likes
Symphony music best. Her hobbies
are playing the piano, traveling il
guess so, she went to Europe last
fall.i and ice skating. She was born
and her Alma Mater is
Univ. of Kansas and U.S.C. Miss
Reynolds really likes to travel. She
has been to Alaska, Canada, Eur-
ope, and all over the U.S.A.
the hall is Miss Thies,
homeroom teacher of that famous
A9 girls homeroom, lthe girls with
all the penantsl. Miss Thies's age
is sixteen summers and?? fyou
guessl winters. Her favorite food
is-all kinds. fNever heard of it,
personally.l Green is her choice of
colors. Her favorite class is the J4
typing class, and popular music is
her favorite type. She was born in
Wisconsin and attended U.S.C.,
also University of California. She
has been all over the world as far
as traveling is concerned, Mexico,
South Seas, and even the Orient.
Next we come to Mr. Toomey's
happy homeroom. Mr. Toomey is
35 years of age and was born in
Providence, Rhode lsland. His favo-
rite color is sky blue, and his favo-
rite music consists of Strauss
Waltzes and Music by Jerome
Kem. He attended U.S.C. inot an-
other cnell and his secret ambition
is to be a lawyer. His hobby is gar-
dening. His favorite food is of all
thinks, New York steaks. fare they
good?? huh?l His travels have ta-
ken him across the U. S. once, and
he has traveled around the Pacific
states three times. Well, l must be
getting on to the next A9 Home-
Guess who-it's Mrs. Harrison!
She is the proud homeroom teacher
of those "sad-but-true" A9 boys.
When asked her age, she said, "A
lady doesn't like to talk about her
age." Fruit is her favorite food.
Since music is her hobby and she
goes to concerts for entertainment,
and her secret ambition is to be a
musician, I guess she likes music.
iWhat do you think?l
Whiz, on to Mrs. Pollock's we
go. Mrs. Pollock was born in
Keene, New Hampshire. When I
asked her her age she replied,
"47." She graduated from U.C,L.A.
Cyahl. Her travels have taken her
around the U. S. And her secret
ambition is to-write a book ion a
Per. I, A9 Social Studies class?D
Mrs. Pollock's favorite color is
blue, and her favorite class is the
A9's!! The food she likes best is
T-bone steaks ithese extravagant
teachers! The music she likes best
is Light Operas. Her hobby is read-
ing and sports. And last, but not
least, she likes swimming and
shows for entertainment. '
Boys, Boys, Boys, here we are
at Mrs. Parker's homeroom. Guess
what!! Mrs. Parker is over 2l!'!
CShe told me so.l Her favorite color
is yellow, imine tooi. l guess' she
doesn't like school very much, be-
cause her favorite subject is lunch.
Her hobby is gardening tugh, dirty
workli Mrs. Parker'hails from Ger-
many. Last of all, her ambition is
to travel across the U. S,
Miss Miller comes next on our
list. She was born in Albany, New
York on-Oh gosh, she says she
forgot!! Oh no!! Another person
likes blue. For music she likes
Classical. Her hobby is traveling
and photography. And her Alma
Mater is U.C. and U.SC. Her
travels have taken her to the
Eastern Coast 8 times and she has
visited just about all the National
Parks, Canada and Mexico.
Now we come ro the last of the
A9 Homeroom teachers, Mrs.
Mueller. When l asked Mrs. Muel-
ler her age she said she is over 21.
Yep, still another teacher likes
blue. For good food Mrs. Mueller
picks Roast Chicken iYummyi.
Her favorite music is Semi-Classic.
Her hobby is writing plays and sail-
ing. She was born in Detroit,
Michigan, and she graduated from
the Univ. of California at Berkeley.
Mrs. Mueller's travels have taken
her on boat trips to the Canal
Zone, Alaska and many other
places. Her secret ambition is the
"Theater," ishe wants to direct.J
And last of all, for entertainment
she likes stage plays and musical
Comic Strip Characters
By Donald Hanning
Gordo ........................ Nace Benun
Tiny Tim ............ Leland Turnwall
Wonder Woman .... Barbara McGuire
Joe Palooka .................. Larry Jones
Dick Tracy .............. Frank Montijo
Li'l Abner ..... ......... J immie O'Leary
Daisy Mae .............. Eileen Shepard
The Flash ............ Herbie Nesmith
Sad Sack ...... ...... J ohnny DiPonzio
Ette Kett ...... ......... D iana Vardas
All-Stars Win 7th
Annual Baseball Game
By Don Devor
Climaxing the 7th annual A9-
All-Star Baseball game, the mighty
All-Stars, under the superb coach-
ing of Mr. Nobbe flashed ahead to
win by a score of 4 to 2.
This is the way it happened.
Franklin Pena led off for the A9's
and walked, Warsco I2J followed
with a base hit, then to score the
only two runs for the A9's, Carmen
Scopellite, hit a long triple to score
the two runners but was out him-
self for sliding into home.
Nothing exciting happened again
until the last half of the second
inning when Eugene Blodgett got
a base hit. He was followed by
Aguilar, who knocked the ball for
two bases, scoring Blodgett. Ron-
ald Shand also hit a double, but
both he and Aguilar were put out
in two magnificent plays by Chuck
Parks, A9 catcher.
For the All-Stars the fourth in-
ning was the big one: Richard Hill
walked and then scored on a bunl-
by Blodgett, who advanced to third
on the play at home. Aguilar struck
out, Shand was safe on an error and
scored when Logan Clark was safe
on a fielder's choice. Clark scored
on a base hit by Anderson, the
pitcher. Then Goldner struck out
to end the inning with 3 runs on
one hit with 2 errors making the
score four to two in favor of the
In the fourth inning for the A9's
Richard Hill made a beautiful play
by tagging James Cheek and throw-
ing to first to put Tierro Out.
When the A9's did not score in
the fifth inning the game was auto-
matically over, with a score of
ALL-STARS 4, A9's 2.
Announcers for the game were
Nace Benun and Donald Lenou.
Umpires were: Mr. Brown, behind
the plate, Mr. Toomey on first, and
Mr. Wasserburger on third.
We are proud of the fact that
this game was played with much
fine sportsmanship, and hope that
many more games will be held un-
der such fine enthusiasm.
Faculty Softball Team
By Gay Dividson
Umpire ...................,.... Don Devor
Pitcher ...................... Mrs. Pollock
Catcher ........ ...... M rs. Herriott
lst Base ......... ............. M rs. Ewing
2nd Base ...,.,. ..,..... M iss Lindquist
3rd Base ........ ........... M rs. Gilbert
Short Stop ................ Miss Sheffield
Left Field .............. Mrs. Heidergott
Center Field ................ Miss Bailiff
Right Field ,... ........ M iss Schwaderer
Umpire ........................ Janet Watt
Pitcher ...... ............. M r. Toomey
Catcher ..... ....... M r. Nobbe
lst Base ........ .... . .Mr. Allen
2nd Base .... ......... M r. Falvo
3rd Base ........ . ........ Mr. Holland
Short Stop .............. Mr. Kristenson
Left Field ......... ........ M r. Hermle
Right Field .................. Mr. Zimmer
Center Field ........ ......... M r. Bruce
PICTURES: I-KEEPERS OF THE TREASURY, 2-GUARDENIAS,
3-GIRLS' LEAGUE CABINET, 4-TALENT CLUB, 5-GYM CLUB
We of THE NATURALIST staff
wish to express our very best of
thanks to the Boys' P. E. teachers,
Mr. Falvo, Mr. Nobbe, and Mr.
Kristenson, for their considerate
help this last semester. We want
them to know that we really ap-
preciate their kind efforts.
-Don Hanning, Sports Editor
Herbie Nesmith, Ass't
By Nace Benun
Well, how did you do in the last
issue. Here, we'll give you another
chance. Score yourself one hit for
every answer that is correct. Here
we go for the last time.
I. Who led the American League
in batting last year?
2. Who beat Boston in the World
Series last year?
3. How many games were played
in the World Series last year?
4. Who was "Rookie of the year"
5. What player is with the Browns
now iust up from San Diego,
hitting venf well?
I. Ted Williams.
2. Cleveland Indians.
. Richie Asburn.
. Jack Graham.
Well, Csob, sobl, at last l'm
leaving fsob, sobl John Muir. Yes,
you're finally getting a new Snappy
Sam. ln my place will be a cub
reporter who is fair, of course.
Who else writes as I do? IDon't
Or course, you boys received an
"A" in P. E. lust because you fol-
lowed my hints. Before I leave you
dear boys, l want to leave you with
one last hint for dancing. "Stick
with it, men!"
Well, most of you already know
who I am, but for the benefit of
the poor B7's who don't know any
of the Big Wheels around Muir
l'm the Biggest Wheel "Jimmy
O'Leary, the one and only." Thanks
By Herbert Nesmith Jr.
The Fat Man .............. Jerry Labins
The Thin Man ................ Bill Smith
The Cisco Kid ................ Bill Garcia
Pancho .................... Tommy Basta
Mr. Dist. Attorney ...... Ronnie Swick
Sherlock Holmes ...... David Salsbery
The Shadow ........ Dean Cunningham
The Lone Ranger ........ Jerry Wunch
Tonto .......................... Frank Pena
Straight Arrow ........ Rudy Escareno
The Count of Monte Cristo ........
Sky King ......,.... . .........., Jerry Soest
Sam Spade .................. John Rapoza
Jack Armstrong ........ Andy Dishong
Mr. North .................. Doug Lucero
Mrs. North ................ Julia Gulasci
Bulldog Drummond-Nace Benun
My Friend Irma ........ Joanne Barton
Fatima ..,............. Barbara Palesano
Mr, X ,,,,........,...,.., Herbie Nesmith
Our Miss Brooks .......... Mrs. Gilbert
TH E NATU RALIST
Enjoy Farewell Party
As always, the annual Girls' At-
letic Club party was a wonderful
success. The decorations were
really cute. The refreshments were
awfully good and everybody had an
extremely good time. If you are
not in G.A.C. you don't know what
Something which is looked for-
ward to each year is the presenta-
tion of the emblems and the award--
ing of the trophies to the winning
teams. This year was no exception!
Some of the A9 girls received their
second star, thus completing their
fourth semester. This is a fine rec-
ord and something you B8 mem-
bers can strive for.
One of the most enjoyable fea-
tures of the party was, of course,
the A9 Prophecy and the Will and
Testament. Alice Bernardo and
Judy Wesser wrote the Prophecy
and had some interesting predic-
tions for the A9 girls. The ever-
generous A9's in return left their
finer Qualities to the most worthy
receivers. The Will and Testament
was written by Barbara McGuire
and Joyce Benveniste. Mrs. Ewing
gave a fine farewell message to
We graduating members of the
Girls' Athletic Club would just like
to keep on being able to attend all
future parties but there will be
other parties and other clubs to
belong to in the future. Still, we
won't soon forget the fun we've
had here at John Muir as members
of this wonderful organization. The
unspoken rules of good sportsman-
ship we've learned and the honor
we've come to know and respect is
something we will carry with us
always whatever our destination in
life may be. Thanks to you, Miss
Schwaderer. You've really been
A9 Movie Doubles
By Janice Latey
Eddie Allen ............ Woody Herman
Janet Watt ............,..... Jane Russell
Norma Hueston .......... Claire Trevor
Charlene Harrison..Dorothy Malone
Armida Graieda ...... Dolores Del Rio
Martha German ........ Shirley Temple
Barbara Masserini ...... Linda Darnell
Sydney Mumby ............ June Haver
Marquis Norwalk ,....... Guy Madison
Bill Newquist ................ Bill Holden
Georgia Raitt .................. Doris Day
Eileen Shepard ........ Wanda Hendrix
Tony Zarrahy ............ Tarzan Uokel
Physical Fitness Tests
There are five physical fitness
tests which each girl must pass
before she graduates. There is a
possible score of 500, and you
must have an average of at least
80. The five tests are: l. Base-
runningg 2. Throw for distance,
3. Serve for accuracyp 4. Volley-
ingg 5. Potato race.
The potato race is strictly an
A9 activity. lt's a test for speed
and coordination. Each girl is timed
and tries to make the lowest possi-
ble score. This is a real test of
your ability and really leaves you
tired and out of breath. Most of
the girls have made pretty good
All the physical fitness tests are
a good means of finding out just
exactly what you can do. Good
luck with your tests and when you
are an A9 you will have the Potato
Race to look forward to.
By Barbara Capps
One day when Mr. and Mrs.
North were on their way to the
Supper Club, the Fat Man walked
up and said, "l'd like some Infor-
"Why, of course, "said Jerry,
ask Twenty Questions if you like."
lt turned out that the Fat Man,
who was one of the Gangbusters,
was looking for Nick Carter, who
was a Counterspy. They got a clue
that Nick might be in a warehouse,
owned by Henry Aldrich, sometimes
known as the Thin Man. On the
way down to the warehouse, they
picked up Casey, Crime Photogra-
pher who was waiting in front of
the Kraft Music Hall.
Inside the warehouse they found
a Straight Arrow, a Phonograph
which was playing, and a piece of
paper with the letters p, e, n, and
t on it. "Stop the Music," yelled
"What's the Name of that
Song?" Jerry asked. "lt's 'Pent-
house Serenadef is'nt it?" Pam
answered. Then Quick as a Flash,
it came to them. They would find
Nick Carter at the on-ly penthouse
in Big Town. The penthouse be-
longed to Richard Diamond, but he
had sublet it to someone who said
they were friends of Rocky Jordan.
"Well, said Sam Spade, to the
Criminals, 'Into Your Cellsl' "
Then Sam, who was chief of
police, and the rest of the gang
took in the Grand Old Opry and
wound up at Club 15.
The girls who had charge of the
noon tournament games this year
certainly did a good job. The games
couldn't have gone on without
them. They received either an em-
blem or a star for their efforts,
however. The girls were required
to pass a rule test with a fairly high
score before they could even
qualify for the job. Following are
the girls who served on the Official
Club this year.
Upper Division: Delores Barr,
Bette Blevins, Claribel Brodine,
Shirley Chew, Shirley Clark, Gay
Davidson, Yeiko Nakakihara, Bev-
erly Noack, Geraldine O'Driscoll,
Donna Redman, Edith Robles,
Daisy Wilson, Shirley Won.
Lower Division: Ruth Delgado,
Paula DeHart, Theresa French,
Esther Mayesh, Myrna Pitzen,
Mariorie Fieldson, Helen Hamada,
Girls' Sports Editor
Perfect A9 Team
By Jeanne Boehm
"We want a Pitcher!" This
would be an unknown cry if you
were watching this team play soft-
ball. lt would be one of the hottest
teams on the campus. "What is
it?" you ask. Why, it's our Perfect
Catcher .................. Barbara Jordan
Pitcher .... ...... M arlin Jenkins
ist Base ..... ...... B arbara McGuire
2nd Base .... .......... J oanne Barton
3rd Base ............ Shirley Ferguson
Left Field .................. Gay Davidson
Center Field ........ Joyce Benveniste
Right Field ................ Janice Latey
Short Stop .................. Mardel King
By Virginia Buck
The ten top tunes have been
chosen by the A9's again this se-
mester. They picked some of the
best recent tunes that have be-
come popular. Riders in the Sky
was rated far above the others.
l. Ghost Riders ln The Sky
3. So ln Love
4. Cruising Down The River
5. So Tired
6. Forever And Ever
7. LLove You So Much lt Hurts
8. Careless Hands
l0. Tennessee Saturday Night
Well A9's, l guess this will be
the last issue of the paper for you.
Through the years you have been
here l hope you all enjoyed the
sports page of THE NATURALIST,
for there recorded for you to keep
through the years to come, are
events which have lasting interest
for each of you.
Your annual holds many memo-
ries which l hope are pleasant ones
and you will look back on as some
of the happiest of your life.
l would like to express my very
sincere appreciation to the Physical
Education Department and Barbara
McGuire, Assistant Girls' Sports
Editor, for their cooperation in
making this annual and all the past
issues of the paper so nice.
Carol Sherburn and Donna Ran-
kin, your editors for next year, l
am sure will do a fine job and have
as much fun writing for the paper
as l have. Good luck to them and
good-bye to you.
Girls' Sports Editor
By Nace Benun
WHAT IF . . .
Barbara were Bullets instead of
Janis were Cook instead of Baker?
Melvin were Balfive instead of
Bobby were Silversmith instead of
Beverly were Mixer instead of
Marilyn were Whit-stein instead of
Clarence were Silverberg instead of
Adelle were Goldbust instead of
Ronald were Badheart instead of
Janice were Earley instead of
Lorraine were Lamp instead of
Gary were Plant instead of Seed?
Mike were Movingman instead of
Cordell were Duckson instead of
James were Stumble instead of
Dan were Wrong instead of
Rose were Old instead of Young?
TH E NATU RALIST
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He will help thee in thy need"
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