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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
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