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OAKLAND IUNIOR COLLEGE
flifrritt Cllillpllf at 5714 Grow Street
Laney CYIIIIHDLLF at 237E1ut Elezmztly Street
UQW 1"L'17ll311lbf?1" . . .
Walking favorite hallways with
chums, studying in the vacant
classrooms . . . frustration and
success in the laboratories. And
chewing the fat in bull sessions.
The campus . . . singingg blaring
typewriters . . . voices. People we
love. These things we'll never
Mz'r1'iff'x rnzlw' vmzrf ix tl jmfmfur gulf1r':'i11g f2Iuu' for XfIlllf'IIfY al IIIIUII, fu'f1u'f'f1 flf
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Lllfl.6Lfh,Q,p 'Mo jzudh,
On Mvrritf vamjms sfzirlwiis ronccfnfrafv on Lilzvral Arfs, Business.
The Morrill' Campus is noi only the fentcfr of Lil1c'ralArfs
and Business voursvs, but an institution of individuality
rrjclcfcffd by flat' iliwfrsifierl acfivifies of ifs sfzzdvnls as wall
as by fl9f'p1'ofc'ssors who insfrnr! them.
Of l'0iISill!'YdIl7ll' significance' also, in l'0l11plf'Il1l'HfiI1g Ihr'
work of fbi' library, laboralory and classrooms, ara' flaosf'
imporfan! z'na'f'a1'ors wlairla lie outside flu' mrrrifzzlzznz and
yr! voniribzzfv llIf'll11if1gf1llljf fo Ihr, rcfalizafion of flu' jnirposv
of the Collegv.
Yrs, Morrill division of Oakland junior Collage has all'-
1fc'lojJc'd its own inJiL'ic1'11alify. If has cornc a long way and Ihr'
irfwal is sfill upward.
Thr' Main Building is fbi'
111117 of vanzjms arfivify.
Af l,a111'-3' IYIIIIFIIS, ulmilim' Inari of Oak-
laml lniiim' Collvgvls imlividimliiy ix rv-
fli'z'fc'4l in ilu' wiflv nuigz' of Tra4lz'-Ti'z'l1-
zziral miirxvx wlvirln offwr l71fl'IlXll'!' :wil
flwroziglr prifparaiimi for l'llZl7l0j'IlIl'lIf us
tl!Jp1'l'l1fll'l'X in skillful iruzlvs, f01'j1lm'z'111z'111T
in fcfrliilinil fl0XlflUl1S, mul for ilu' KLA.
ilvgmf ill irazlc' :tml f!'t'l7IIll'C1I fivlflx.
Prr-viiijiloynzifni framing is ojffwzfil for
svwrzzl fifrlinival and si'111ipr0fi'ssi0nul or'-
l'IlII6lflOl'IX lo rnalzlff xfmlvnix fo qualify for
zfuiployiii-viii. Tlx' fofal f1'ai11i11g plan flow'-
ly rr'laif'x rlassrooni iusfrirriioiz in work
on fbi' job.
Here, loo, zulzmlili' 11x'prriz'n4'z'x arc'
guincvl flzronglv c.x'fr'ui'11rrir'11lm' uriirifies
which ban' long brim rfmgnizrzl as u riial
jzurf of ilu, Diz'isi0n's progmiiz.
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Flvfffy floilxcls form cc b6ll'kgl'UIll7l1I for flu' Jam 501170 ,c 'Q
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Plwlografilay xfmlwifs ai
Lanny ronzlzim' flafory
will? pravfical rivjnerz
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Where trees once flourishing grew . . .
Stands the tower of wood and stone
This is the Oakland Junior College Oak Log. It is the year in
review . . . a pictorial chronicle and a reservoir of memories . . .
a galaxy of otherwise irrevocable moments, of feelings, of sights,
and of sounds. And above all, the Oak Log presents the people
who lived these moments, who had the feelings, who saw the
sights and who listened to the sounds.
Whether lolling in the cafeteria, sitting leisurely in the sun,
pondering academic questions in the classroom, exploring the
mysteries of nature in the laboratories . . . urging the Thunder-
birds to victory, or strutting briefly but gloriously an hour on
the stage, raising voices in the choir . . . we here see ourselves in
Chief motivating force behind the initial Oak Log is Willialil
Rulon who conceived the idea and whose courage and judgment
led to its realization. Progress was accelerated by the able assis-
tance of Stuart Smith, Associate Editor, whose experiences as
Editor of the Tower proved invaluable to the completion of the
Log. Credit, too, is due the Student Government Associations and
their presidents: George Spowart and Henry Dishroom at Mer-
ritt, and Frank Wells and Norman Toly at Laney, for their fore-
sight in assisting the crystallization of this original volume.
Over-all direction and guidance emanated from "central in-
telligencew personified as Dr. John F. Summersette, yearbook
advisor, whose experience in the publication of yearbooks and
competence did more to transform the Oak Log uideai' into a
tangible asset than any other single force.
The staff is grateful to Mr. Robert L. Ozias of Lederer, Street
and Zeus, Printers, and to Mr. Robert Moon of California Art
and Engraving Company, for courtesy, patience, and inspiration.
To three photographers, the staff issues especial thanks for
competence in photographing the people, the activities: Viales
B. Studio of San Francisco, Ross Anderson, Tower photographer,
and Francisco Ortiz, Jr., whose creative Leica photographs point
to extended yearbook possibilities in 35 mm photography.
A special cum laude is due Mr. Edward Abood, Faculty Year-
book coordinator for Laney campus, for his diligence, perse-
verance and interest beyond the call of duty, and without whose
assistance this product might never have been realized.
The 1958 Oak Log staff hopes that this book will be one of your
cherished possessions and that it will provide you with many mo-
ments of pleasant recollections.
W11,1.1AM RULON, Editor
STUART SMITH, Associate Editor
DR. JoHN F. SUMM1-JRSETTE, Adviser
Farulty mail boxvs: Purvrfyors of information, symbols of avtivity
fd.wDDHLdMMHifhLJdCMH4,Wld . .
Dr. Clement Long, Director
Oakland .lunior Collegeis two campuses are
presided over by Dr. Clement A. Long. ln his
first vear as the lnstitution's Director, Dr. Long
has listed goals and established blueprints for
the pattern of his future eHorts.
As chief administrator on the Merritt cam-
pus, Dean Blake W. Spencer has worked indefa-
tigably to maintain and improve the College,s
high academic standards. And Laney's Dean
Thomas W. Cole, in his first year as the campus'
head administrator, has envisioned expanded
services and commensurate quality.
The strategic and vital position of Associate
Dean of lnstruction on Merritt campus is held by
Miss Marian Malloy who has sustained this office
since the College's inception and whose efforts
have helped Merritt campus to realize enduring
The responsibility of providing services which
are maximum to the development of each stu-
dent's personality is the charge of Dean Clyde
Fake at Merritt and of Dean Paul Thomas at
Laney. Both supervise a comprehensive student
Business affairs at Merritt come under the
range of Assistant Dean James Locke, a familiar
figure on the campus. And the multiple duties
of the evening schools are handled by Dr. Wil-
liam J. Lafferty at Merritt and by Dean Fred-
erick Manglcsdorf at Laney.
The Colleges administrators lead the way to-
ward its strong foundation today.
Left: Laney's Dean
Thomas W. Cole.
Right: Merritfs Dean
Blake W. Spencer.
p16ll'L,l2J2D to '
Dean .Marian fwalloy, Assoriafv Dvan of Instruction, Merritt Campus
Left: Dean Paul Thomas
fPvrsonnvll Laney Campus
Right: Dean Clyde Fake
fP0rs0nn0U Jllcrritt Cam-
Dvan Frvderick B. Mangleszlorf Drfan ,Iamvs Lo:-kv Dvan Willidllly J. Laffvrty
Lanvy Evening Srhool Business Affairs, Merritt Wlerritt Evvning School
ou Wm hkm
Drania courses inrludc- prinri-
plvs and the-ory of acting, stage-
craft, and make-up, and lntro-
duction to Journalisni. Newspa-
pcr and magazine writing urv in-
Cilltilxll in .lournalisnl offvrings.
tl,-ri : John Gothberg, Nl rs. Ann
Sullivan. Frederick Wfahl.
Tho English Dt7lliil'llllf'Ill is in-
tvrestvd in helping studvnts inn-
provc their individual ainilitivs
as they learn how to vxprm-ss
lhnir ideas and critically CXZIIII-
inc the ideas of others.
First row ll-rt: Mrs. AIIIICIU'
iVIl'C0llliiS, Miss Nlaryjam- Dun-
stan, Nliss Bess Cuddy. M rs. Klau-
rintf clI'illlWVO0li. Clmirnmll. Sm'-
ond row tl-ri: John Paul. Mrs.
Xlarian Pauson, Dr. J. F. Suni-
nxersvttc. Mrs. Mary Wdiitlock.
Richard Vivtti. Absent: J ark Ro-
mine. john Hens. Miss K2lliIil'PIl
Sullivan, Dr. Lucillv Green,
Foreign languagvs are of great
and innnvdiatv importance to
the welfarv of tho nation.
Loft to right: Dr. Ben Char-
ney, Nllrs. Cliristrl Cranston,
Chairman: Mrs. Mary Huddle-
ston, Mrs. ,Ioan Chapman, Gor-
hard Ewvr. Alnsvntz Nianuvl R.
Music students reccive a wcll-
rounded education, and thcir
courses coordinatc theory with
practice. Harmony, piano, and
music appreciation arc among
thc most popular courses.
Faculty ll-rt: Cecil Enlow,
Chairman: .lohn Cirimele. Miss
High standards of sportsman-
ship are stressed hy the Physical
Education Department which
also has a rich and varied pro-
QLFZIIII designcd to provide physi-
cal education for all OJC stu-
Faculty. scatcd tl-rt : Mrs.
Marian Bcekcn, Miss Caryl
Cuddchack. Chairman, WOIIICIIVS
P. E.: Miss Bctty lflllct, Mrs. Dor-
is A. Meek. Standing tl-rl : Ken-
ncth C. Hallstone. xwillllillll Rock-
well. Vernon Vlll'lI'llM'2lSS8l', Gil-
hcrt Callics. Chairman, Menis
Thc A rt Department has made
the studcnts of Uakland Junior
College conscious of the various
cxprcssions of hcauty in Fine
Facility ll-rl : Dr. Herbert
Saylor. Nlrs. Helen Dozier, Chair-
man: Robert Carty. .-'lbsw1t.' Er-
. and woman, of ' , lufww
Home Eeonomies sluflents at
Oakland junior College learn
all about foods, and also get a
hroatl hackgrounil necessary in
textiles and nierehanmlising.
Faculty ll-rl: Mrs. Dorothy
Christensen, Mrs. Helen C.
Fundamentals ol' Engineering
Drawing, Elementary Metallur-
gy. Advanced Engineering Draw-
ing. and Plane Surveying are
among the Engineering courses
offered at Merritt.
Faculty tl-rl : Thomas Conley.
Arthur Horton, Nlrs. Virginia
Nlorton. Lloyd E.C1iIfo1-fl, Chair-
mang Keith Gerlaeh. Henry J.
Faculty, seatefl 4 l-rt : Dr. Paul
Chemistry, Theodore R. Gen-
try, Physics Chairman: Edward
Castle, Zoology: .lohn Holle-
man, Chemistry: Mrs. Gerta
Nlathan, Zoology, Lawrence
Martens, Chemistry, Physical
Science: Dr. Marian Reeves, Bot-
any, Biology Clzairniang Dr.
Fred Dietz, Chemistry, Miss Pa-
tricia Wong, Chemistry. Ahsent:
C l a yt o n H e r I i n g. Clwnzistry
Chairman: Noah Lewis. Physics.
Among the llalllvmatit-s offer-
ings are Geoint-try, Trigononi-
etry, College Algebra, Statistics,
Calculus. General and Business
Seated ll-rl : Henry J. Armstrong, ,lo-
seph Bertram, Mrs. Beryl lloyer, Mrs.
Honor Slfllglllilll. Raymond Barns-tl.
John lfujii. Standing ll-rl: ,lack VV.
Mann. l.loyd Cunningham, lfhairnzurz.
Absvnl: Mrs. Frances Moysrey.
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Courses in the social Ht'i0llCCS
form a part of students' general
education. Contemporary proh-
lCIllS, institutions, and group in-
teraction art' atnongg the areas
Seated ll-rr: Neil l.ln-as, llistoryg
Dr. Yale Maxon, Historyq Paul De-
Ford, Clmirnmng Willizlril Platter, His-
tory. Standing ll-ri: Irving Bohll,
Sociologyg Wzlyne Werl4'li. Political
Svienre: Charles Duffy. llistoryg
Charles M4-Mahon. Philosophy. Ab-
sent: Dr. l'.u1'ia Kinnaird. Ensio Aalto.
Conipclence in scvrctarial and
accounting work in addition to
hasit' training for jolrs in lrusi-
ness enterprises as well as husi-
ness zulininistration are among
the vomffrns of the Business Dc-
Seated fl-rl: Miss Sylvia l.ang.f0rd.
typing: Mrs. Mildred Parker, Short-
hand and Typingg Miss Maxine 'fre-
vethvn. Shorthand and 'llypingg Mrs.
Ruth Snyder. Arvounting. Business Ad-
ministrationg Mrs. Flora Van lfossen,
Chuirnmrig Mrs. ,lean ,lense-n. Short-
hand and English. Standing: ll-ri:
Howard Rf-init-k. Filing, Arcountigigq
Leon K1-5. Business .'x1llllltlrlI'Zll'0lI,
Economics: Miss Ethel Murphy, Typ-
ing, Key Drive Calrnlatorsg Mrs, ,lo-
sephine liraltesani. Shorthand. Typ-
ingg Mrs. Elsie Madsen, A1-zounting
Machines. Rotary Calrulatorsg Emery
Cihson. Business Prai-tivi-H, llus'ness
Adininstraliong Charles llozilin. Sales-
manshipg Ronald Elwrharl. Business
Prat-tive, lnlrodurtion to Business. Ab-
sent: Mrs. Estelle l.ivingslon. Typing.
. . . who ,Ulif6L1l3,Q, flwh,
A guiding idea behind the cd-
ucational plan at Oakland ,lun-
ior College is interest in the in-
dividual student, and counselors
strive for depth, range and
warmth in dealing with students.
The oliice advises students from
a collection of data which has
been carefully assembled and
Registrar Merle Quait
Staff, seated tl-rl: Mrs. Madge Spoon. Mrs. Nancy Cowan, Miss Frances
Richards, Miss Olive Dietlein, Mrs. Aline Burkett.. Standing tl-rl : Dr. Wil-
liam D, Lawrence, Tudor Jones, Caleb H. Lindquist, Williani Olsen, Dayton
Axtell, George Mannen, Paul Segel, Head Counselor.
The College's academic records lMerritt campus? are kept by
Miss Merle A. Quait. She is kept busy compiling grade point,
averages and assembling data on students.
The College's secretaries are an important part of the organiza-
tional structure. 'QGirl Friday's,', they are always on hand to
serve the staff and students.
Seated, tl-rl: Miss June Yamane, Placementg Mrs. Gladine Taber, IBM
Operator, Miss ,loan Russell, Student Personnel, Miss Barbara Shannon,
Evening School, Mrs. Freda Bruce, Library: Miss Josephine Phrang, Secre-
tary, Dean of Evening Schoolg Mrs. Dorothy Carter, Student Personnel of-
fice, Mrs. Helen Smith, Secretary to Dean of Student Personnel. Standing tl-rj :
Mrs. Laura Bryant, Library, Mrs. Martha King, Student Personnel Office,
Miss Lillian Longre, Veterans Representative, Miss Natalie Snyder, Libraryg
Miss Barbara McClary, Student Personnel, Mr. Richard Leong, Production,
Mrs. Grace Ford, Treasurer, Miss Helen Micheli, Student Personnel, Mrs.
Charlotte McGilliard, Secretary to Dean of Instruction, Mrs. Annabelle Flan-
nery, Student Personnel. Absent: Mrs. Ruth Hynes, Secretary to the Dean.
The keys to knowledge are kept hy Mr. Morrill Folson, Fall semester
librariang and Mrs. Helen Truhcr, Acting Librarian for spring semes-
ter. Absent: Miss Therese Wfoodward.
Nurse Calena Samples helps car-
ry out the College's health program
of hcl rinv students develo 1 habits
I e I
of self-direction which may he cal'-
ried over into later life.
Affociatea' tftudentf Uffzke
The Associated Students Ullice is under the direction of Mr. Tudor
Jones who coordinates student activities. Central organization function-
ing here is Student Government Association . . . the campus version in
the mock style of national democracy. A vital part of the SA program
is the college bookstore which furnishes a main source of revenue for
Bookstore Personnel: Joy Key, Doug Wlar, Suzanne
AM , ., up
Dirvrmr of Sfudent ,flrtitfities Tudor Jones in familiar
Tloe Laney Tracie! Technical Facult
General curriculum courses help give students
a common knowledge of the World and its people,
and help them to Wsce things as they reallv are."
4L-rl : Albert Mohler, History and Englishg Mrs. Iva Bur-
tleson, Physical Educationg Boris Gregory, Physical Educa-
tion, Lloyd Seaver. Mathematics.
Auto Mechanics anal
The courses in auto mechanics and diesel in-
clude familiarity with overhauling and rebuilding
engines, clutches, transmissions, etc., and mainte-
nance of all basic types of Diesel engines and equip-
ment, including assembly.
lL-rl: Elerie Farum, Auto body and fender: Norbert
Cross, Diesel Engine mechanics, William Gethin, Auto body
and fender, Francis Hance, Auto mechanics, Garnett Avcy.
Auto met-hanim-sg Charles Graves, Diesel Engine mechanics.
cation are many courses in special fields.
Such courses are of great value to both
terminal and A.A. students.
QL-rl : Mrs. Brizaide Hare, English for Foreign
Students, Mrs. Mary Louise Williamson, Librar-
izmg Leon Erlin, Ornamental Horticulture, Edwin
Wetmore, Driver Education, Mrs. Edith Cray,
Library clerkg Arthur Fava, Shoe Rebuilding,
Howard Shipman, Librarian.
B ui lcling ana'
Building and construction trades include car-
pentry, mill and cabinet, plumbing, etc. Hand and
power tools are used.
4L-rl z Raymond Dunning, Plumbing, Bruce Hayden, Car-
pentry, William Whelan, Refrigerationg Donald Taylor,
Mill and Cabinet.
Strengthening Laney campus' diversi-
fied program of trades and technical edu-
Machine anel Metal
M raa'ef ana' flee
lfalvulty members are tl-rt: Guy Edwards,
Sheet Metalg Andrew Graham, Machine Shopg
Arthur Robinson, Weldingg lvan Sawdey, Weld-
ing: William Koenigkramer, Machine Shopg
Frank Lesh, Office Mavhines Repair.
Theory and pram'ti1-v in all phases ol' beauty work
in preparation for the California State Board of Cos-
metology examination for Beauty Ups-ratoris license
is ollicred in this Department.
Stuff: Mrs. de Lorie Buran, Mrs. Jessie Zehr. Miss Ruby
Hobbs, Mrs. Erminia Canevaro. Typist-Clerk.
xlCllllH'l'SOl'llll:4lJClD1il'lIll1'lll arf' Hoy Bowles. llry
Cleaning: Nlrs. lfvahlia Soarv. Nlillineryg Nlrs. Lila
Johnson. 'lluiloringc l4llIlI'l' Pierson. LYlDll0lSlf'l'lIlg. w
Xbsent: Nlisf :Mft-lille Ciuntini.
Lam-y's1-lc-rim-ul stallnunllwrs almost twenty. and
boasts mon and women who llavv had I'UllSllll'I'lllll4'
Pxperit-m'1' in llll'll'llt'l1l5,llIl1lM'll02ll'I't'0Ilr41'lPlIll0llS
in the ll6l'l-Ul'lll2lIll'l' of their dutis-s.
They an- llfirfl ron. l-rt: Mn. Marie ilillljllllbrilll. Typin-
vlerk lg Mn. Cut-ndolyn Loo, Se-1-. lg Mix. Hilda de-Hoof.
Ser. II: Miss ,-Xntoinette Lefperumwf. Sh-nog. llg Miha Mollie
llnrroxs. Ta-d l,t-mir. Stores Control Clerk: Mrf. Hildnr Scarf.
Typist-Clerk ll, lSl1lIHlllIQI l-rt: Nlrf. Ruth llutif. ,Kitt-ml.
Clerk lg Mrf. Edith Jepfcn, 'lll'1'1Irlll't'l'Q Nlrf. C01-elin lioftvr.
Stenog. Ig Min Marilyn Sclnwzurtz, Atln-ml. Clerk Ilg ,lnnu-H
Hull, Slot-lx Clerk: Mrs. lin-tty Wu, Sli-nog. Ig Mrs. l4iilIlil
Heutherly. Typist-Clefrli llg and Mis, Yioli-l Smotslsi, Ste-nog
l. Abaent: Mrf. lilnim- Quan. Stn-nog. l.
cation arc many courses in special fields.
Such courses are of great value to hoth
at terminal and A.A. students.
1L-rr : Mrs. Brizaide Hare, English for Foreign
Studentsg Mrs. Mary Louise Williamson, Librar-
iang Leon Erlin. Ornamental Horticultureg Edwin
Wetmore, Driver Education: Mrs. Edith Gray,
Library clerk: Arthur Fava, Shoe Rebuilding:
Howard Shipman. Librarian.
Electricit , Television
Industrial electricity, industrial radio and elec-
tronics, radiotelephonc: communications, radiotcle-
graph communications, are among courses offered
by this Department.
1L-rl: Glenn Van Noy, Industrial clevtricityg Edwin Van
Gundy. Radio and Electronicsg William lluberivlx, Radio and
Electronics: Robert Shrader, fillIllllllllllt'2lii0IlS.
Sperialized interests are dexeloped and encouraged in tln-se
Aircraft power plant, giving theory and practical
experience in disassembling, inspecting, ovel'hauling
and repairing aircraft engines and accessories, etc.,
QL-rl : Warren Susan, Aircraft Power Plant, Clifford Rohr-
bacher. Air Frame.
Air frame and combination air frame and power plant are
mari n g Instruction
Nursing courses prepare- students for competence in
1L-rr: Miss Maud Maslin. Mrs, Frances Frame. Miss Alice
Mt-Kimmey. Mrs Maude l'ettus. Miss Ruth Swanson, Mrs. Helen
Hafller. Mrs. Cleo Wetmore,
Strengthening Laney campus, diversi-
fied program of trades and technical edu-
The counselors, coordinators and ad-
ministrators work assiduously with thc
goals and aims of the College in mind, and
also with a view to student welfare.
Seated tl-rl : Paul D. Thomas, Associate Dcang
Miss Catherine Farley, Counselor, Miss Ruth
Swanson, Mrs. Eleanor Hewlett, Coordinatorsg
Thomas W. Cole, Dean. Standing Cl-rl: Edward
Ahood, Richard Hooker, Edward Bratset. Robert
Gonzales, Harlan Eastman, Coordinators, Freder-
ick Mangelsdorf, Associate Dean.
A rch iteetu ral a nd
These courses entail complete working drawings,
quantity survey, etc., and also study of instrument
drawing, technical lettering, pipe fitting and valve
drawings, building estimating, and drafting.
fl..-rl: Michael Bifano, Mechanical and Engineering
drafting, ,lunius Kellum, Mehcanical and Engineering draft-
ingg John Duns, Architectural Drafting, Cleo Rusch. Archi-
om mercial Faoa' feraficetg
These related fields providc cxccllcnt training for
students interested in these fast-growing areas.
tl,-rl: Alhert Martin. Baking, Miss Gertrude Garrett.
Housekeeping and Household Management, Mrs. Carmen
Goad. Waitress Training, William Wallace jones, Restau-
Graphic arts courscs includc hand composition
tprintingl, ljresswork tprintingl, Machinc com-
position 1' printing 1 , and applicd graphic arts among
tl,-rr: Howard Gilstrap, Press Room: Fred Martin, Head.
Graphic Arts Department, .lamcs Moffett. liinotypeg Willizttll
lligh, Photographyg Dr. Charles McMillan. Journalism and
l'lIlflllSll.I Peter Lang. Hand Composition.
Discussion on topics of current interest and
educational value is the purpose of the Current
Affairs Forum at Oakland .lunior College. Spon-
sors for the organization are Dr. Yale Maxon, Mr.
Charles Duffy and Mr. Neil Lucas, and the cur-
rent officers are Baron H. Vonder Mehden, Presi-
dent, Ray Abernathy. Vice-President: James M.
Smith, Secretary-Treasurerg Paul Clockner, Pro-
gram Chairman. and Bernie Smith. Publicity
During the year the Forum presented discus-
sions on such dynamic and interesting problems
as disarmament, socialism. education, and civil
liberties. included among the speakers were Dr.
Clement liong, Director of the College, Mr. Ben-
jamin Seaver, American Friends Service Com-
mittee, Michael Harrington, National Chairman,
Young Socialist League, and Mr. Ernest Besig,
Executive Director, American Civil Liberties
Mcmbcrs. fL-rj: Bob Ml'KC715iL', Adviser Charles Duffy,
Bcrnic Smilb, Baron Vondew' Mebdcn, Prcsitlcnfg Dr.
Yulc Menon, Atfriscrg Bob McDonald.
The recognition and encour-
agement of scholarship is one of
the focal functions of 0JC,s Hon-
or Society. Under the leadership
of Advisers Jack Paul and Mary-
jane Dunstan, the organization
gathers information on available
scholarships and makes this ma-
terial available to members.
An Honor Society library, con-
sisting primarily of paper-hound
editions which are contributed
by interested persons is another
feature the society promotes.
And this was another idea of Ad-
viser John Paul,
The group, also sponsor of an
llonor System at the College in
general, was organized in Spring
1956. lts members have heen
a. tive in student affairs and have
served as "helpers" to other stu-
dents. Members have also at-
tended Alpha Gamma Sigma
IVil'IllbA'l'.Y flironl row, I-ry: Lco
StlIll11lt'I'X, Aflzxixer Muryjum' Dun-
ifun. fSK't'0l1Zl rozv, l-rj: liarl Ecnlcr,
Ioxclzb Tzzitclv, lobu Pciil, Morgan
A group of eager, aspiring journalists on Laney
campus are responsible for getting news of their
campus activities ad processing it for the T01-vor.
The increasing number of events transpiring
"across the lakei' made it necessary for this group
to be organized. Mr. ,lohn Gothberg works with
the group through a journalism class there.
Laney Towerites. lL-rl : Carrie C. Carte, Ron
Petersen, Barbara Edlehoff. Joyce Henrieksen,
Adviser Gothberg, Dick Hoffman, Eugene Hunn.
Dale Hennis, Henry Sultan, Ernesto Rangel.
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I' l OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF TMI ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF OAKLAND JUNIOR CDLLIGI
Stu Smith, Fall Editor, Bonnie
Kane, Spring Editor.
The college newspaper is the mirror which reflects the
past, presents today, and foretells tomorrow. It chronicles
the triumphs, the defeats, the aspirations, and the ac-
complishments of its young devotees. lt orients the new-
comer, boosts school spirit, and provides a challenging
activity for the student with a bent for writing. The OIC
Tower, which officially began publication in February,
1955. increased its printed space by 50 per cent last fall.
With larger-sized paper the staff has been better able to
create a more attractive format.
Coordinating news coverage for the two campuses has
been a problem in the past, but with the inauguration of
a journalism class at Laney this spring the situation has
improved. Now there are two staffs, one at each campus,
and with class time for writing and editing the Tower.
The year's staff activities were highlighted by the
California Junior College Journalism Association Con-
ference at Fresno State in March. Ten staff members and
the adviser, Mr. John Gothberg, attended. Three trophies
were won by the Oakland delegation. Ross Anderson was
awarded a first and third prize in press photography, and
Don Bryan won a second in editorial writing.
Under the leadership of Stu Smith and Bonnie Kane,
editors, and Henry Sultan, Laney editor, 24 issues of the
Tower were published, including two eight-page special
issues. The Homecoming issue in November included
pictures of 23 queen contestants, while the Pioneer Day
paper contained many features concerning life in the
The Tower offers an opportunity for students contem-
plating a career in journalism to receive practical expe-
rience in writing and editing a newspaper. The relaxed,
informal-yet dedicated-atmosphere of the journalism
classroom provides the climate in which a spark of talent
may be fanned into flame.
Towerites. Seated ll-rl: Nancy Brubaker, Doreen Watt, Henry Casades, Harv Niemela, Rich
Gohlke, Bonnie Kane. Standing, Hrst row fl-rj : Sandy Coulart, Jane Lose. Standing, second row
fl-rl 2 Mr. John Cothberg, adviser, Ron Jones, Doug Vorpahl, Warren Mines, Doug Morra, Jim
Wong, Dave Brill, Don Bryan, Jesse Duke, Joyce Howard, Ross Anderson.
Mffrrilfix Sllizfrnf ffU1.t'IAllIIIl'7lf
A.x.mr'ii1lim1 illK'l'fX Ili-nmullaly
for meiliaiiom, in l'!'l701'f
Student Government Auoeieztion on Merrztt
,.....,...vst. -i' A L
Left: Merritt Spring President,
Henry Disbmomg Right: Fall
President, George Slmwurt.
Student government at Oakland ,Iunior College is or-
ganized under two separate constitutions: one for Laney
and one for Merritt. These constitutions call for officers
and representatives with an adviser on each campus.
On Laney's campus the officers making up the execu-
tive council include the president, vice-president, sec-
retary, treasurer, and a fifth member. One representative
from each class with the title of councilman completes
the student council.
At Merritt the executive council has a president, vice-
president, secretary, treasurer, and a public relations
officer. Also at Merritt the councilmen are selected accord-
ing to the number ol' students enrolled. Students vote for
By Ioyce Howard
one candidate for each 200 registered students. Elections
are held at the end of each semester for the following
term. Three council seats are held open for the incoming
students, and at the beginning of the new semester a
special election is held for these students.
The executive councils of both campuses hold joint
n1eetings, and problems involving both campuses are
discussed. All activities involving both campuses are gov-
erned by the joint council.
Funds from the sale of student body cards and from
bookstore profits are used by the student council to
sponsor traditional events such as the semiannual awards
dinner, Pioneer Day, the Talent Assembly, Homecoming,
and Laney Cawqbufes If Mock Democracy
the WClCOlllC Dance, Student Council elections, and at-
tendance at conventions.
They also help support athletics and the athletic teams
at UJC, and to secure benefits for student body card hold-
ers. These benefits include the right to vote in student
elections, and the right to hold office. Free admittance to
home athletic events, dances, and assembliesg use of the
student loungeg use of the recreation room. participation
in the athletic program, discounts at local stores and for
services at Laney, and a free copy of the school paper,
The Tower, are also on the list.
The student council grants charters to all campus clubs
which are then governed by the lnter Club Council.
Members of the council participate in CJCSGA region-
al and state student government conventions, and UJC
belongs to the California Junior College Student Govern-
Niembers of Laney's Fall council were Frank Wells.
president, Audrey Williams, vice-president, .lim Frazier,
treasurerg Carrie Carte, secretaryg and Rudy Urtiz, fifth
Spring officers were Norm Toly, president, Larry Mc-
Caffrey, vice-president: Sally Strom, treasurer: Minerva
Alcosiba, secretary: and ,lan Bowlin, fifth member.
At Merritt the Executive Council for Fall consisted of
George Spowart, presidentg Henry Dishroom, vice-presi-
dent: Sam Obregon, treasurerg Pat Clcwett. secretary:
and Jim Hubbard, public relations officer.
Lcff: fruity Fall Prc.iii1cz1i,
Frank W'cll.vg Rigfvl: Sjwriug
Pn'.vi41c11l Nuruzurz Tuly.
l.um'Vi'.x ci01t'V'IIIII'Q Iimlq lx
xl zilul graujm lll7l1'!l fmt
Iliifkftl l11'z'h'Xtiy for lfn
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Homecoming War Amon the
By Siu Smilh
Homecoming at Uakland Junior College this year had
a blend of sounds all its own. The potpourri of events
resembled a rapid-firing machine gun. A wild scramble
captured the routine of things in the happiest-go-luckiest
day of the school year. And commingled emotions, ex-
citement zmd nostalgia held firm grip as events unfolded.
This ycar's spectacle was a 'gfirstw in several respects.
There was the Homecoming Parade through downtown
Oakland, the Coronation Ball at Colombo's Club, and of
course the third annual Homecoming football game
which saw the Thunderbirds thunder past the San Mateo
Bulldogs by a 34-14 count. So also there was the Home-
coming assembly over which George lFireman Frankl
l,eMont presided, and the traditional Pizza Feed in
Laneyls wonderful cafeteria.
Add to these events the flair of showmanship by Rudy
Daniels, Dick Taylor, and Ken AleXanderfChairman of
the traditional event-and you have the formula for the
most successful Homecoming staged by IUC.
Homcroming QIlf'l'll and
Conrl. Slumfing, lcfl lo rigbf:
Bonnie' Kane, Rhoda Hcinz,
aml Shirley Chin. Sralvd: Ian
Bowlin, 1957 Quvrn, who
frrojrrls a charming xmilv.
With a record field of twenty competing for thc title of
UJC Homecoming Queen of 1957, the competition was
iso to speakl hot and heavy. With girls being sponsored
by Laney and Merritt, it seemed everyone wanted to get
into the act of sponsorship. Jan Bowlin, the eventual
Queen, was the participant sponsored by the Plumbing
class, and Bernice Manes was the beauty put forth by
the Language Department.
The other eighteen girls and their sponsors were Rhoda
Heinz, Sigma Delta Sigma, Anne Wilson, Medical As-
sistants, Joanne Tikker, Theta Chi Upsilon, Joyce Bur-
night, Architectural Drafting, Bonnie Kane, The Tower,
Frances Vassallo, Mechanical Drafting, Sue Etter, Omega
Phi Kappa, Sue Holt, Dental Assistants, Yvonne Det-
wiler, Industrial Electricity, Joy Key, Kappa Phi Delta,
Neva Heckman, Foods Department, Phyllis Ravn, Music
Association, Elaine Robert, International Dance Club,
Alest Anthony, Vocational Nursing, Dorothy Breves, ln-
ternational Club, Minerva Alcosiba, Diesel Club, Cathy
Hurricd lux!-minute j1rr'11uraIi011x takr' Irfan? bcforz' 161' purmlr lfarougla tlowzlfown Oulzlaml.
emffr Most Memorable Events
Kincaid, Co-Rec: and Paula Theriault, Delta Psils entry.
The purpose of the parade was to put on display the
beautiful lassies who attend HJC, and to open the eyes
of the downtown merchants to the fact that there is an
Oakland .lunior College. Both purposes were accom-
plished as the gaily decorated convertibles tooted their
horns through town calling attention to their lovely
The assembly was a "ball" as LcMont, witty as ever,
used remarks never heard by his younger set audience.
Each girl took her turn conversing with the Hold fireman."
Attendance at the Homecoming Game set all records
as a capacity crowd turned out to see the Oakland team
eapturc their only win ofthe '57 season. The festive crowd
also saw the contestants paraded around the field at half-
Pizza was in abundanee at the Mfeedn held thc night
before the eoronation ball. Those in attendance got their
fill. lt was at the 'afeedv that the semifinalists were an-
nounced. They turned out to he Joy Key. Bonnie Kane,
Joanne Tikker, Rhoda Heinz, and Sue Etter from Mer-
ritt campus, and Sue Holt, Dorothy Breves, ,lan Bowlin.
Frances Vassallo, and Minerva Aleosiba from Laney
MA gala affair", best describes the ball held at the Co-
lombo Club. The semifinalists awaited anxiously for the
big moment, the announcement of the winners by judges
Walt Brown of the Uakland Tribune, Wayne Cockrell
of the Y.M.C.A., and Alan Lindsay of the Citizens Com-
mittee for Better Schools.
Bonnie Kane, a Hfive-foot-two" package of eutcness and
formerly of Fremont High was announced as the Third
Place winner. Rhoda Heinz, a statuesque beauty formerly
of Oakland High took Second. ,Ian Bowlin, a finely fea-
tured doll formerly of San Leandro High, won all honors
as she was crowned by the 1956 Queen Shirley Chin.
Homecoming festivities for 1957 will long be remem-
bered, since the progress made by UJC over the pre-
ceeding years was evident in the homecoming.
Ioyfnl pizza eulers jrarlake tl meal of Ilulian Jcligb! nl I.um'y's HIOt,l'l'lI
Semifinulisfs joy Key, Bonnie Kane, Ioaum' Tiklevr, lilmtla Heinz, Sm' liller, Sue Holt, Dorolby
Brewx, Ian Bowlin, Mivwrzw Alrosibu, Frumws Vuxxallo, fillea' with anliripalion and hojwfulncss, guther
for ojiciul phologruph.
Imrleer gait, !1t1IlIfl07'l'Il
by llrc xafks, bounce
loulunl lbw firzixb line.
PlC1'1EEI' Day CBIBUPBTEU with 5318 Y of Events,
Dudes galber' in fha cafeteria for an infornfai xfmg-fcxf.
By D011 Bryan
f'l'ioneer Day," the gala festival celebrating the early
western Mgold rush" days, was celebrated at UJC April
25. Symbolized by the Wearing of western Hpioneeri' cos-
tumes, western style field events, a Hwhiskerinow contest,
a Belle and Dude of the Ball, Kangaroo Court, the jail for
violators of pioneer day tradition plus a general feeling of
the 49,er spirit, the event is one of the eollege's most
"Pioneer Day" began when a group of students recog-
nized the need for an annual event to highlight the spring
semester. Viforking in close coordination with the student
council, the fraternities, sororities, and clubs, the first
pioneer day committee soon established the official pio-
neer day rules and regulations covering the affair. Each
year the event has increased in popularity and impor-
tance. This year it was bigger and better than ever.
The celebration began with a gala college hour festival
of music and fun, headed by Ronnie Draper, well-known
Lfpopsi' guitarist. and the Nob Hill Trio, popular night
club musical comedians. The auditorium was packed and
the show was the best yet. Ronnie sang two songs accom-
panied by the trio, and the Nob Hill Boys performed
to the hilarious delight of the audience. One number
brought the house down when two Merritt beauties, Bon-
nie Kane and Marie Younger were invited to participate
in the song, URancho Grande." The two gals added to the
comic situation and the audience was really rolling in
This terrific entertainment was the result of the efforts
of Nliss Bonnie 'flielle Starr" Kane, chairman of the en-
The Kangaroo Court, Phil DuVall chairman, had its
share of excitement and was ready to burst at the seams
with the number of "lawbreakers" being crowded into
it. Some of the outlaws needed a little coaxing: one
"dude" was assisted by five deputies into the calaboose
and to get him in they even locked up one of the deputies.
This was quickly corrected but two ubellesw broke loose
when they let the deputy out. They were rounded up and
brought back by judge Jerry Foreman, sheriff Doug Gar-
rison, and his deputy Dennis Stuart with an assist by Sam
'fAce" Ubregon who was riding by looking for "Cayenne',
liulon and his saddlebag. The Kangaroo Court was a fac-
simile of the pioneer jail. and was constructed by the
Laney Carpentry class.
There was then a stampede to the field events held on
the athletic field. The Tug of Wai' was won by the Co-Rec-
reation club. a group of cowpokes who looked like they
spent their time wrestling steers. They struggled a bit
with the Sigma Delta Sigma fraternity, which gave up
when they ran into a little 'Gthunderstormf' There was
the annual egg throw, the sack race, and a softball game
to finish off the field events.
The next scene was the auditorium for the judging of
thc f'Belle'i and allude" of the Ball and the Whiskerincr
contests, Kirk Rogers chairman. Judges in the contest
were faculty members Neil Lucas, Maryjane Dunstan,
George lllannen. John Summersette, Marian Pauson, An-
From there it was to the cafeteria where MNIOIIIN Hop-
Iircll fllou BV-will ,qlnlmft Mn' l'fo11t'er jail izx rtavilrxx t'0llIJ0lIt'.S' 11101 uxrujrc.
ltins had her ercw dishing out spaghetti at the chuck-
Before the nighttime festivities are highlighted one
should say a little word for the costumes. "Cayenne"
liulon won the consensus as the most typical outlaw even
down to the notches in his six-gun. tHe said they were
paymcnts.l He had some close competitors in Sam Uhre-
gon and Ron Brown. li ich Quigley "Brett" and Don Bryan
"Bart Maverick" were there. Doug Morra "indian ,loeu
was looking for a squaw . . . Neil HShiftyi' Lucas had the
sheriff looking for him over from an old 'iwantedv poster
lturned out to he his great-grandad D. There were numer-
ous others all dressed in pioneer attire which really added
to the festivities. Henry Dishroom. Pat Clewett. John
flothherg. Diane Hush, Joyce Howard. and Nina Susan
were just a few.
'lihen came the nighttime festivities. the concession
hooths. fun and frolic. dancing. naming of the contest
winners, eomedy hy Dick Whittington. master ol' cere-
monies and hay area radio personality. Entertainment
was performed hy Jackie Gotroe and his Scamps, Chris
liertelsen, panlomimist and Dave Rieker, hallad singer.
Booths which competed for thc wranglers' and gals'
gold dust were. Alpha Phi Beta. cigaret toss. Co-Recrezr
tion. dart-throwing at halloons. Delta Psi sold sno-cones.
The Drama cluh displayed a unique "harhcr shop." Kap-
fjlH'l'llIt' Shilling, zrirlllei' of "l3z'fft' of ffm' Bull" t'ul1lt'tl'g Dirk Xvlllffflllgfllll, Kutfin-Tl'
ju'r',xr1r1afilj', Mtlvlcr nf CL't't'77IIJlIft'.XQ Mum' YIIIIIIKQVV, ficlfllftllt Cillfft' t'll!IIit'Xf ll'fII7IA'l',
ttllgllfffilll al f!71'l'll'lIfIIKQfit'.XfIIffft'X.
A Bcfft' c.x'jwrm'x fm' HPHIIIFN' Cu.vf11rr1r" as rnugfw uutf ready vnu'-
jmkcs wnjnj' jmlwr ,u'.v,tium.
pa Phi Delta held a sponge toss. ilu Phi Epsilon staged
a '-19ers "night club." Omega Phi Kappa provided dart
throwing at numhers. Theta Chi Epsilon gave away
stuffed animals for tossing ping-pong halls into jars. The
Tower had a marriage hooth, with rings and certifieates.
Lastly. the student council had a "platter splatter" con-
First prize for the concession went to 'l'heta Chi Epsilon
whose hooth was decorated as the old fishing hole. Nlu
Phi Epsilonis saloon won second prize and "Platter Splat-
tcrii hy the council won third.
Corrine Stulting won first place trophy as "Belle of'
the Ball." Dorothy 'liarr won second. Rich Quigley won
first place trophy for the Dude. Yours truly won second.
'sVhiskerino winner was ,lohn Salter, the reddest heard
went to Duane Connor and Charles lit just takes a day!
Shrader won first for the longest heard.
Nighttime festivities were highlighted hy Dick Vlihit-
tington. radio-TY personality. There was dancing from
9 to I2 to the music of ,lack Reed and his ten-piece
l,t'll2ll'llllI'llt. nntlvr the tlirection ol'
Nlr. Frotlcrick Wlahl. has long boon
known for its outstanding stage por-
Une of the ltjllgl-l'f'Illl'lllb6l'CIl pro-
tluctions of the past. "Arsenic and
Ulil l.at'0." a C'OlIll'tly about two agml
sistvrs. was prvsvntml fluring tlw
spring of 1957. 'llllf' play starrml
Arsenic 111111 0111 l,fu'v. l'at Doolin as Martha: Stella Cowan as Ablwy: Bob Carlvs as lVlr. Gibbs.
Martha: "Eltle-rborry is ini- -we make- it ourselves."
tlvorgc lrl'I't'llIlilll. Stella Cowon. aml 3
The lC'l'lll play ol' the fall sum-stt-my
Nool Cowarcl's "Fulnefl Oak," fea-
turml such outstantling HJC per-
formers as Hobart Slonakvr. Sally
Hansen. Nlyrna Wlillarfl. aml Pat
Doolin. It is tht- story of a ln'npt'1'lu'1l
llllSll1'lIltl who gains 1-ouragt' to fol-
low his supprt-ssc-al ambitions.
Tho first play ol' the now yt-ar.
"NX 0 lllf' Critics." which was writton
antl sli1'0t'tv4l by Nlr. Wiahl. starrml
Diane Bavr. .lohn Yivra. aml Holwrt
'llllrfw' t-svapvtl vonvicts. thvir
amusing vntanglolnont with a tlv-
llghtlul but thoroughly ilwumlwlmn Urunm Club. tFront ron. l-rl: l'at lloolin. Pre-sitlenlz Myrna Willard, Sandra Martin. Suu
W'alton. Judy Anderson. Rt-naltl Mn-lenflres. Sally Hanson, ,lohn Nivra. 15m-ond row. l-ri: Wt-il
Flood, Mary Combs,Di1'k Quiglf-y. Bob Caris.
Franc-li family and the subsvqur-nt
rvsnlts of this 1-ntanglelnvnt formu-
latvfl thc- plot for "Uv Tlll'txt' .-higlvsf' the lf'l'lll plav of fall of l95-1. has lll'01llU'1'tl many worth-while pvrform-
tho spring St'lll0Sll'l'. lt starrml Bob Slonakor. .lov Jonvs. ant-vs both on anfl oll' valnpus. Thr' vlub puts on profluv-
anfl Nlary Combs. tions for such groups as the local wom0n's clubs, tht-
'l'h0 vampus tlfillllil 1-lub. whivli was organizt-fl in the lA'llf'l'lllZlll Hospital.
F1unerl0ulr lfrzslr Sacly Hanson. l'at lioolin. Mr. Frvflt-rivk
Wahl. instructor: Myrna Wiilltlffl, Hob Slonakcr. Mr. Robe-rt
Svgrin, student instrnvtor.
FIIIIIPII Unk. llob Slonalu-r. l'at Iloolin. Sally Hanson. Henry: "You
go sit in your 4-hair. Mother Rn-nnrnibcrf'
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xlll l'11i Epsilon p1'ov11111s 1111 0lDll0l'll1Illly lor Slll1ll'lllS
to vxpress il f'0lIllllOIl 1111011151 in music, 1111, 111111 1111'oug111
llll3 klSSUl'lblll0Il with 0llll'l' 11111s111 Slll1lCIltS. lIl0lIllD0l'H gain
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ill! f1x1-111111111 llllllllf' l'f'lilllUllS 111111li11111.
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11y1111ls i111'lu1li11g parties. pizza l'111111s, llilllCCS, 111111 1111111111
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C,fm11' l7I1'NIl7l'1'k 111iv1'l111'ir l1l11'1'.N in f1111'111ru11.
The ollege Chou'
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Enlow. 11xp111'i11111:111l Ll very f1'uitl'11l illlll 6VCIllll1l Sl'll00l
year. .Al'C0llllHilliSl for 11111 group was Miss BUl'lllxll1'
Choir 11111111l1111's w0r11fS0pr11n11s: liarlmara Ball. Kris
B111'tl11s1111. Sllkll'0ll Bo1'gst1111t111'. l'1liz11l111t11 Clark. N11111-y
Clark. l.1111o1'11 Davis. Lynne Ho11v1111111. Lynn l.y0ll. l'lI'llll-
1,-is Nlaxvy. 1111110 Mosley. Xi0l'Ilil R11s11111sse11. 1111111 Hollins.
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Lliltillllllkly. Julia Gavey. 1.111111 f1l'iiIlQl6l'. ,loan H11111plo11.
Dorlislaa l.11wis. Nlarcia Nle111111t. 111111111111 Xloorc, Phyllis
Havn, .1111111 Starr, Ardis VV111lf1. 'lll'fl0I'SI Bill Dunn, 1111111-
a1'11 H6Illll'il. William Norgren. Nlilt Utto, Paul I,Zll,l,1'l'SOIl,
,loc Rosas. Jesse WYas11i11gio11. .lack Yeo, Percy Young.
Bassas: fll'0l'fIC' Ball. 1111111111111 B1'l'lll'Sl'll. B011 B111111. 111111
Buslry. H. Cahill. R. Calvin. G. C111'iste11se11. D. Foslvr.
B. Gregory. G. Nilsson. R. P111'k111'. C. Powell. D. l1ll'liPl'.
C. Ro11i11so11. 1.60 Saunders. N. Stout. C. W11it1-11111'11l1.
Sf7LH7lXlJ Club nu'u1l1rrv. Senor tximfwl Burruru, m1'z'i.vc'r.
The Spuuifla Club
The Spanish Club grew out ol'
student interests in creating bet-
ter understanding between Latin
American students and North
American students. Already the
organization has a rich back-
ground of stimulating and in-
formative sessions which serve
to push its aims-to foster wider
and more sympathetic under-
standing of the Spanish lan-
guage, culture, and influenee in
the Americas and world culture.
Club members also use the
language as a means of eonver-
sation, to create a normal Span-
ish language environment and
to enjoy the benefits which a
knowledge of Spanish offers.
' M1'1nlx'rs. lSr'ui1'rl, I-rj: Mary Meznfrmm, Io Miluuzrle, Dnr1'1'u WWII, Kay fflenzrnx, Carol Ifugrl
C0 Intl-y Chu. fShu1tlil1g, I-rj: CIur'w1t'cCallm11,jiu1 Iglllfflltlftl, jolm Curr.
The campus recreation program, under the
leadership of Mrs. Doris Nleek, is open to all
ASOJC card holders who want to partieipate in
any of the activities offered. Equipment may be
obtained in the foyer of the womenis gym. After
school aetivities include bowling for men and
women. College hour programs and woinen's
sport praetiees are held during their respective
time. Monthly Saturday Sports Days are held
with men and women students from neighboring
Ufficers for the year were Richard Heaton,
president: Sandra Jacobs, presidentg lSpringJ
.lanet Flood, woinenis sports representativeg
Kathy Clemans. NNOIllPll,S sport representative:
and Dave Muzio. bowling representative.
This year the group sponsored the Folk Song
Fest, Christmas Sing, Archery Shoot, Photogra-
phy Contest, Table Tennis Tournament, Football
Skills Contest, Chess Tournament and Volleyball
The womenis Sport Group served as hostesses
for the Annual lnvitational Vifomenis Basketball
The Urnamental Horticultural
Club was organized in i950 for
those students who intend to
work in nurseries, and flower
produetion. It also promotes stu-
dent body aetivities and main-
tains the standard ol' the school.
The organization has engaged
in displaying its plants and in the
designing ol' the Annual Uakland
Spring Carden Show. It has won
first or second place sinee 1950
in the Annual Spring Garden
Show. The organization attends
lectures, visits nurseries. and
makes field trips.
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Salter, Allan Hmolzs, Mirlmrl lirorafoff, In-
virnrlur Imou Ifrlin, Inliu Hulromll, Stllllllfl
Wlzllllill, lSn1!nl, lofi io riglrfj: lurk Milley,
Gary Slriznmirlc, Rifburd Serianui, Belly
fmiriv, Miler' Brmbaw, Clmrlcx Morphy.
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Row One Row Three
Barbara Jean Ahanagan . . . Vocational Nursing
George Adams .
Milagros Anasco .
Nahid Askari .
Clyde Asvitt .....
Marie Ann Aston
Diane Baer . .
Nola Rae Batchelor
John Bautista .
. . Math-Science
. . . Math-Science
. . . Social Science
. . Language Arts
. . . Refrigeration
William Choate .
Shirley Chin . .
Patricia Clewett .
John E. Cottrell Jr. .
Robert Cox . .
Robert Birch .
David Brison .
E. E. Caffman
. . Social Science
. . . Math-Science
. . . Accounting
. Language Arts
.ffoczklte in Arts Candidate!
. Language Arts
. . Math-Science
. . Math-Science
. . Social Science
. Social Science
. Language Arts
. Social Science
. Social Science
Ross Dileo .
Carol Dueck .
Affociate in Arty Candidatey
Jack Gosney .
Darrell Edwards Jr. .
Peter Ettlin . .
Richard Exline .
Robert Foree .
Gary Geis ....
Louise Gilmore .
Eugene Go . .
Gary Goodenough .
. . . . . Math-Science
. . . Math-Science
. . . . Math-Science
. . Architectural Drafting
. Advertising Management
John D. Howell
. . . . Social Science
. . Math-Science
. . . Medical Assisting
Herva .lobe .
Row Two ROW FOUI'
. . . Engineering Drafting John Kenney . . .
. . . . . Math-Science Plato Kessler Jr. . . .
. . . Math-Science Kenneth Keyser
. . . Social Science Paul King . . .
. Secretarial-Stenographic Rodney Kinney
Lester Lai . . . . . Math-Science
Laurel Larsson ...... The Arts
Robert Lee . . Engineering Drafting
Chung H. Lee . . . Accounting
Edward Lee . . Refrigeration
Afsociate in Arty Candidate!
. . . Arts
. Social Science
. Social Science
. Social Science
. . Math-Science
. . Math-Science
Milda Leiter . .
Barbara Jo Lind
Allen Yandell .
Wayne Maas .
Shing Mark . .
Jerry Martin . .
Marva Means . .
Aaoczbzte in Am Candidate!
Oro Mitchell .
Tomi Okada .
. . Aircraft
. The Arts
Rudolph Ortiz .... . Diesel Mechanics
Milton Otto ..... . . Math-Science
Cherie Mack Pease . . . The Arts
James Perakis . . . Social Science
Elizabeth Perry . . Accounting
Fred Pirtle .
Allen Pizl .
Git Y. Pon . .
Maria Beatriz Q
. . . Art
. Mechanical Drafting
. Business Machines
Gilbert Raposo .
Marcella Reiter .
John Rivers . .
Joe Roderiguse .
Row Two Row Four
. . . . Math-Science Michael Root . . . . . .
. . Math-Science Darryl Rosenheim
Social Science John Salter . .
. Political Science Leo Saunders . .
. Typist-Clerk Barbara Sargent .
John Sarmiento ..... . Math-Science
Marvin Sanders . . . . Math-Science
Karapet Sedrakian . . Math-Science
Orvil Schneider . . . Social Science
RichardScott . . Math-Science
Afyociate in Arty Candidate!
. Language Arts
. . Secretarial
. Social Science
. . Sociology
. Social Science
. Social Science
. Social Science
. . Math-Science
Associate in Arty Cclndidatef
Row One Row Three
Albert Shintaku ..... . Math-Science Arthur Thomas . . . . Accounting
John Shumaker Math-Science Norman Toly . . . . Mechanical Engineering
Robert Smith Social Science Owen R. Van Dyke . . . . Math-Science
Stu Smith . Language Arts John Ventura . . . Arts
Vernajo Soanes . . Social Science Kenneth Vindelov . . . Math-Science
Row Two Row Four
Leola Stecker . . . Social Science David White . .... Radio 81 Electronics
Merle Stevenson . . Social Science Audrey Williams . . . Power Sewing
Carol Stout . . . Social Science Mollie Williams . . Secretarial-Stenographic
Frederic Strader . . Math-Science Lynn Williamson . . Business Machines
Henry Sultan . . Advertising 8: Print. Mgt. John Wilkerson . Language Arts
Alfred Wong . . . . . . Math-Science
Leo Zeno . . . ..... Math-Science
Richard Zulaica . . Architectural Drafting
Lynclla Abram . . . . Vocational Nursing
Minerva All-osiha .... Medicla Assisting
Erne-line Allen . . Housekeeping and Household
Alest .Xnthony .
. . Commercial Food Services
. . Vocational Nursing
Deanna Backstrmn . .... Cosmetology
.lan Howlin .
Beryl Brooks .
David Buck .
Georgia Hurkbardt .....
. . . Vocational Nursing
. Trade Sewin g
. . Plumbing
. . Plumbing
. . Millinery
Alma Caeser ...... Vocational Nursing
Robert Cahill .
Fay Campbell .
. Trade Sewing
Hester Carr . . . . Tailoring 81 Dressmaking
Carrie Carte .... Commercial Food Services
Concepcion Cipriano .... Trade Sewing
. Vocational Nursing
. Vocational Nursing
. Vocational Nursing
Irene Chavez . .
Leona Clampitt .
Gloria Cowsert .
Adelaide Crawford .... Vocational Nursing
Anne De Cou . . . Tailoring and Dressmaking
Marjorie De Shay . . . . Trade Sewing
Margaret Flintroy . . Vocational Nursing
Donald Ford . . . . . Math-Science
Mrs. Wayne Fouts . . . . Vocational Nursing
James Frazier . Arch. Drafting 81 Bldg. Estimating
Certzfzkate and Dqbloma Recqnienty
Certqimte and qnloma Recqnientf
flclen Ccrtnanis . Tailoring and Dressmaking
David Grapentine . . Diesel Engine Mechanics
Bartolome Guerrero . . . Auto Mechanics
Michael Guisto . . . Diesel Engine Mechanics
Catherine Guzman . . Tailoring and Dressmaking
Jessie Hawks .
Alice Hayes .
Betty .lo Horn
Agnes Hull .
David .line .
Charlie Johnson .
. . . Vocational Nursing
. . Diesel Engine Mechanics
. . Tailoring and Dressmaking
. . Millinery
. Trade Sewing
. Vocational Nursing
. Machine Shop
Ellen Mason . .
Gary Morris . .
Samuel Perry .
Leona Jones .
Al Kanzaki .
Phyllis Lentz .
Mary Levinford .
Rosa Lee Lyons
Lillie Mae Riley
Miriam McCrory .
Rena McGee . .
Walter McNair .
. . . Plumbing
. . Trade Sewing
. . . Plumbing
. Vocational Nursing
. . . . . Millinery
. . Diesel Engine Mechanics
. . . . . Machine Shop
. . Vocational Nursing
. . . Medical Assisting
. Radio 81 TV Electronics
. . Vocational Nursing
Housekeeping 81 Household Mgt.
. . . Vocational Nursing
Housekeeping 81 Household Mgt.
. . . . . Cosmetology
. . . . . Cosmetology
Alma Rand .
Faye Redding .
Rebecca Reed .
Evelyn Rivera .
Fannie Mae Sawyer
John Sharp . .
Roxie Shaw . .
Emma La Simril .
Billie Smith .
Charley Smith .
. Vocational Nursing
. Medical Assisting
. Vocational Nursing
. . Cosmetology
. . . Cosmetology
Shirley Sanders ....
. Housekeeping 81 Household Mgt.
. . . Cosmetology
. Radio and TV Electronics
. Tailoring and lJI'CSSlfl13klIlg
. . . . Trade Sewing
. . Upholslering
. Shoe Repair
Donia Smith .
Marie Smith .
Ollie Smith .
Ellen Snavely .
Dorothy Steward .
Sally Strom . .
John Treadwell .
Phyllis Wall .
Mildred Walters . . Cosmetology-Teacher Candidate
Frank Wells . . .
. . Machine Shop
Nettie Wilson . . Housekeeping 81 Household Mgt.
Celestine Woods . .
Elaine Yoshika .
. . . Cosmetology
. . . Cosmetology
Certqfzmte and Dqbloma RBCgZJi611fJ
. Trade Sewing
. Trade Sewing
. . Plumbing
. Housekeeping Xa Household Mgt.
. . . Arch. Drafting 81 Bldg. Est.
. . Upholstery
. .... Cosmetology
. Mech. 81 Eng. Drafting
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Radio Ci017'l1lflM7l1t'6lfZb1'l.f Club
The Laney Trade-Tech 'Radio Club of the Oakland
Junior College, was originally formed in 1929. Hlember-
ship is basically composed of the students enrolled in the
Radio Communication Class.
The purpose of the club is to further interest and par-
ticipation in amateur radio. As an inducement toward
obtaining amateur or "ham" licenses as early as possible.
only holders of such licenses are eligible to hold club
offices. Those holding such offices at this time are: Presi-
dent. Len Johnson, K6LRFg Vice-President, John Gatts.
K6KJ F: Secretary. Joe Sasser. K6ZANlg and Sgt.-at-Arms.
John Nlartin, K6NlFG. Robert Shrader, W6BNB. in-
structor of Radio Communications is the club sponsor and
Along with construction of radio transmitters and re-
ceivers for class and club use. a notable project this last
semester has been the assembling of a receiver and an-
tenna system to track the various earth satellites.
Radio Communications Club. Front
WW tl-lil : .loc Morosa, Ronald Clarkin.
Dick Magoon, Jim Rath. Middle row:
Lowell Catothers, Gil Rach, Dave Am-
aral, .loe Sasser, Secretaryg Len John-
son. Presidentg Wlilliam George, Law-
rence Siehenmorgen. Top row: Ed.
Schmidt, Fred Lane, Arnold Berry,
Charles Miller. Roy Richmond, Al
Jose, Conrad Seideman. Robert Shra-
der. Absent: John Calls, Vice-Presb
dent: John Martin, Sergeant-al-Arms.
I1'lfL'7"1l6IlL1.07l6ll Sbrmke Ofganzizltzbn
The International Service Organization was organized
at Uakland Junior College, Laney Trade-Technical Di-
vision, in l956, for the purpose of bringing about a better
understanding among students of foreign countries and
those living in the USA. by learning from each other
various aspects of their social and cultural backgrounds.
thus prompting and binding a stronger fellowship among
Outstanding events and activities which the organiza-
tion engaged in this year include: sponsorship of the
Homeeoming Pizza Feed. the sponsoring of a candidate
for Homecoming W'eek and various social gatherings held
during holidays for the benefit of old and new members.
flfficers for the year were John Treadwell, President:
James Frazier. Vice-President: Minerva Ahosiba. Sce-
Faculty sponsors were Nlisses Adeline Giuntini and
Laney Internulimzal Club. Seated tl-ri : Jan Bonlin. Minerva Alcosiba. Sammietta Taylor, Ger-
trude Garcia, Sally Stoddard. Rose Ordenez, Nancy King. Dorothy Breves. Standing: Miss Cer-
trude Garrett. James Frazier, Dressie Abebe, Edu ard Howad. Zelleke Engdashet. Audrey Williztnis.
John Treadwell. Anthony Perreira. Ernest Rangel, and Miss Adeline Giutini.
' ifsi ,
Members. First row ll-rl: Miss Pat Wong, sponsorg Kay, Quan Yin, Vivian Mah, Yvonne
Lee, Virginia Gee, Rose Chin. Second row ll-rl: Valeria Chin, Jeanne Wong, Betsy Fong, ,lane
Lang, Deanne Sow. Judy Chu, Shirley Chin, Joann Muramoto. Third row ll-rl: Bunny Wong, John
Chan, Rodney Kim, Lawrence Lee, ,lack Yee, Raymond Choye, Edward Wong, Ivan Chow.
Fourth row fl-rj: Allen Lai, Richard Endo, Henry Chan, Jimmy Yee, Ken Jung.
The purpose of Omega-Ja-Chi is to have and enjoy the
fellowship of other Oriental students of O.,l.C., and mem-
bership is not closed to Chinese and Japanese students
Under the leadership of Ivan Chow, Presidentg Ray-
mond Choye, Vice-Presidentg Virginia Gee, Recording
Secretary, Rose Chin, Recording Secretary, plus Richard
Endo who watches the money with care, the club has
given a Freshman reception for all incoming Oriental
students this spring.
Other activities during this year were 13 a picnic held
on the rainiest day of the Easter Vacation, 21 traveling
to Sacramento Junior College to play a basketball game
with their Oriental club, and ending the night with a
sports dance, 31 Besides Shirley Chin was sent as a can-
didate for Queen of the C.S.l.O. conference to represent
the club at Stanford University.
Laney Medical Assisting Club
The Medical Assisting Club was organized at Oakland
Junior College, Laney Trade-Technical Division in 1956,
at the request of the Medical Association and the Medi-
cal Assisting Association to provide trained aides. Those
who advised the beginning of the course were a group
of physicians, medical assistants and school representa-
The purpose of the Medical Assisting Club is to train the
students to work in doctors' offices. They learn to assist
the physician in many waysg interview and prepare pa-
tients for examinations.
Our counselors are Mrs. Eleanor Hewlett and Miss
Catherine Farley. The class oflicers for the year are Mar-
garet Gibson, Presidentg Carol Hillhouse, Vice-President,
Chiyoko Higaki, Secretaryg Anne Wilson, Treasurerg
Minerva Alcosiba, Historian, Janice Bowlin, Class Rep-
resentative to the Student Council, and Nancy King,
Members. flironf row, l-rj: Clarice Edwards, Eula Redding, Teresa MacDonald, Beverly Groen, Phyllis Ray,
Lori-lla Barlh, Lola Buurgel, Rose Orrlonez. fSecomi row, I-rj: Minerva Alcosiba, Leona Iones, Belly Krebs,
Anne Wilsr111, Ivy Paschal, Nancy King, Margaret Gibson, Chiyoko Higaki, Sally Storizlard.
The lnternational Service Organiza-
tion was formed in 1956 to promote bet-
ter understanding between people of all
countries, and to obtain knowledge about
the cultures, subcultures, economic and
governmental systems so that the club
members might gain an insight as to the
problems which might arise between
people of different countries.
This year the club sponsored a cake
sale and held a Thanksgiving social gath-
ering, besides promoting interest in the
cultural systems of other countries.
Members. fLeff to rigblj: Alberto Valero, Yunghao Chang, Pal Smith. Ioyrr' Ennigrr, Dorothy Tarr, Hart'
Nirrnela, Kari.: Manton, and Lawrence Lancaster.
entai A.f.fi.ftt'ng Clan'
o annar , 19 8
The Dental Assisting Club for January,
1958 had a wide experience at Oakland
.lunior College. ln addition to theory and
practice in reception and preparation of
patients, preparation of operatory area, 3'
etc., the group got in a lot ol' field work.
They have studied such courses as
Chairside assisting, Dental Anatomy, 1
Dental Health Techniques and Proce- X K ' Q
dures, Dental Laboratory and Prosthet- aaiififws N
ics, Office Management and Business ' 4
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Procedures, Dental Office Practice and .. , A A
Dental Roentgenology. lf
Through the class and the club, mem-
bers feel that they have extended their algal?
t A. 1 qua?
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usefulness' Mvnllverx. fl,-rj: Arlrienne Yee, Helen Orfbnmnn, jewel Davis, Gail Mnnxfirlrl, Shirley Itlflfii, Elizabeth
Snider, Nancy Berber.
Members. fSrafwl, I-rj: Dorothy Bl't'1l'X, Snmn Holt, Barlmru Murray, Barbara Sargent, Iuyw filHltll'VX1llI,
Sharon Srxsiom, Nrlrla Rorlgrrx, Carol Iolnnon, Gail Eelflinglon, Mazlrlinc Iiggrrs. fSf!171!li11KQ, l-rj: Dorothy
Smith, Roxam' Holla, Yvonne Drlzrilvr, Diana I.1'r', Peggy Doyle, Beverly Ni!'klt'X!ll1, Hvlenf' Mingus, Elaine
Young, Belly Roscwall, Gloria Girnle, Donna Grijflitla, Ieannrttv Dong.
The Dental Assistants Class was or-
ganized in September, 1948 to provide
training for young ladies in the pro-
fessional dutics of assisting in all the
various fields of dentistry.
Sponsoring the organization are the
Alameda County Dental Society and
the Oakland Dental Assistants Society.
A tg' ' '- Y This year the Dental Assistants class
Y 1 t f took advantage of the practical train-
Q 5 3 y i S H ing oifered at the University of Cali-
' ' A -A 1 N t F fornia Dental Colle e in San Fran-
' Q... . s t ,, ..,1,- , swim Q-get ., fe 1.t , , . g' . .
T aj ? . F Qggggf cisco, obtained membership 1n the
W ' ' ' 1 W 'V' Oakland Dental Assistants Society,
'X K and participated in the State Dental
and Dental Assistants Convention by
presenting clinics on subjects learned
Dam'w'x, Ivff Io rigbl: Kurix Manfon, Wilrlla Hlllllilbll, Daryl Shore, Hurrivl Wfilfiumx. Sully Sbinnzn, Pbylfix
lxingrm, Nuury Brauxr, Mrlriu Wofzg, uml lnxfrurlnr' Caryl C7IA1All'llLlt'k.
The agile dancers have come to rest, engrossed, as in-
structor Caryl E. Cuddeback demonstrates a new motion
The lithe group, giving a physical interpretation to 111u-
sic, use their hands and bodies as media of expression.
The dancers learn to glide gracefully, sometimes cautious-
ly, and even gleefully across the fioor. Twisting. turning,
jumping, and skipping with the rhythm of the music, the
group develops poise, balance, and coordination.
Soon the dancers above will again commence action,
gracefully molding their bodies to the rhythm of the
music. Dancing almost to exhaustion, the members here
have devoted themselves to an increasingly popular, al-
though often misunderstood art.
The fuzz Combo
lt's late afternoon, and the campus is nearly deserted
when the jazz group warms up with those 'acool soundsi'
calculated to drive the audiophile towards limbo.
Many of the numbers the group plays are composed
and arranged by its members under the guidance and su-
pervision of Mr. John B. Cirimele.
Striving to present an intangible feeling through music,
the group remains composed and the smooth sounds
flow with an undercurrent of primitive driving rhythm
-each member expressing himself with his instrument,
sometimes adding, complementing, or leading this vivid
group of musical expressionists.
Mzzsicizznx. Seated, I-r: Gmjfrvy Wfmlv, Gerry Mt-call, Roy Allflrrxmi, Fred Pirllr. Sfmzrlirzg, I-r: I.lllL'Tf'71l'C
Singermun, Bob Cayou, Hvrzfu 101113 Mi1f0rJGn1nl', anrlIrls!r1rz'iorj0hn B. Ci1'imf'l1'.
Don Ifreifax fluffy, Mt'r'r'iH Cfuuueilrmnz, mmf Gt'or'gt' Sjmtclml, l'rt'xitlt'r11 of NCSICSCJA ajwptm' IIII Regional
lv rogra ul.
Dt'lugal4's t'4l7Ilt'f7'1IN1 mmm flltflfllfflllli, ami lvrruzlqlml urn ztfmt.
Certificates for employment have heen
earned hy many students on Merritt campus.
The following students earned Certificates of
Employment at the end of summer session.
1957: Muriel Bianchi. Key punch operator:
Dolores Cerezo, .lunior Accountant: Wayne
Mark, Rotary calculator operator: Flora Oja-
kian, Senior stenographerg Bernice 'l'rufant.
Junior stenographer, and are now employed.
Students who earned certificates in the Fall
1957 semester are James Brown. Junior Ac-
countant: NleClellan Durham, junior Ae-
countantg Stanley Hanson, .lunior Accountant:
Ellen Johanson, Junior Stenographer. Junior
Clerk-typistg Clifford Meier. Junior Account-
ant: Marcella Reiter. .lunior Typist-Clerk:
and Mollie Vviliams, Junior and Senior Sten-
ographer, Junior Typist-Clerk.
Comhining their efforts, the student bodies of hoth
Laney and Merritt campuses have hosted the Northern
Regional Student Goverment Conferenee March 22 at
Presiding over the semiannual affair was George
Spowart, Regional President of CJCSCA and fall se-
mester student hody President at Merritt eampus. Vice-
President was Frank Wells, former Laney student body
Featured at the day-long program were workshops
under the chairmanship of Don lfreitas 1'MerrittI Ath-
leties: llarhara Stellman ttlollege of San Mateol
campus organizationsg John Zastrov tCity College
of San lfraneiseol Finaneeq Pete Burlison 4Hartnell
Collegel, Northern Region Constitutiong Bill
Haley fAmerica River! Puhlicationsg Barron Van Der
Mahden l.Merrittl Student Government and Current
Classes at Laney and Merritt devoted much time to
make the conference one ol' the most sueeessful in the
history of the Association. and entertainment for the
day's activities was supplied hy the Merritt Musie
Dr. Clement Long, Dirertor of Oakland ,lunior Col-
lege, xseleomed the delegates. Among other partiei-
pants ssere Rev, Arnold lA'Yt'llllttQlt"Il. Bill Yeager. and
Uhr Mrvvkn . . .
Arr Affine in Qlampua Ariiniiiw
Alpha Pbi I3cfu'.v. Scaled, lvfl lo
rigbl: liill Slimlcy, Conlon Kcl-
lcr, Boll Nclxwz, Ron Cumjvm,
Russ Aucoiu, Boll Afkins. Sluml-
ing, lcfl Io riglzl: Gary -Hayncx,
Ron Gilpin, Rail Smifh, Bill B11-
fow, Frank Sunrr, Pele Muufrr,
Qaioa Phi Beta Fratewzigz Kappa ici Delta .fororit
The fraternity Alpha Phi Beta has been long known as a very
close organization and for their good. clean fun. Alpha was O.lC's
first social fraternity when it was founded in 1954.
The charter members felt that at that time there xx as a need for
a social organization of this type when the new students continued
to stay with their own high school groups and not make friends
with neu people from other schools.
One of the things that Alpha members take pride in is that aside
from social functions they take it upon themselves to help each
other adjust to our society.
Beginning this semester the Alpha boys will conduct the school
auctions which will be held two or three times a year. The objects
auctioned are articles not claimed from the lost and found.
Officers for the Fall of 1957 were: Bill Stanley, Presidentg Ron
Campos, Treasurerg Dave Schulze. Pledge Mastvrg and Gordon
Keller, Pledge President.
Spring officers were: Ron Campos, Presidentg Frank Sauer. Sec-
retaryg Sonny Singerman, Treasurer, Cordon Keller, Sergeant-ab
Armsg Bob Atkins, Pledge Master, and Willie Freeborn, Pledge
The members of Kappa Phi Delta take great pride in their organi-
zation and membership because Kappa was the first sorority to be
formed at O.lC. Kappa received its charter in 1954.
The members of Kappa are known for their friendliness and their
girl is not taken into Kappa for her
has a good personality and a desire
interest in school support. A
social status but because she
to work for Kappa and the school.
the Christmas Ball which is a semi-
is presented for everyone attending
Each fall Kappa sponsors
formal affair. This function
OIC. Profits are shared with
Officers for the Fall of l957 were Marilyn Graham, Presidentg
Joy Key, Secretaryg Shirley Ponsano.
Bronte l.ane, Vice-Presidentg
Treasurerg Donna Dohling, Chaplaing Bronte Lane, Sergeant-ab
Armsg ,leani Andker. Social Chairman: and Audrey Rogers, Pledge
. Spring 1958 ofiieers were Donna Dohling, Presidentg Bonnie Kane.
Vice-President and Pledge Mistressg Audrey Rogers, Secretaryg
Carole Brosamer, Treasurer, Linda Bailey, Chaplain and Publicity
Chairmang Pat Warde, Sergeant-at-Armsg Sue Ahrens. Social Chair-
man: and Thalice Dohling, Pledge President.
Scizlcil, Ii-fr to riglwi: Yionm'
Smilb, Marilyn Gruburu, Brzcrlwy
Puxl, Pairiciu Porcjv, lionuic Kaur.
Sitmiling, lcfl lo right: Carol
Broxanzcr, Suxun Abrcux, Pu!
Wurrlc, Dorm Ilolwling, Mimi
liurnx, AIIKIIVUY Rwlgiww.
M 3 t, , Y
Ifirsi row fl-rj: Barbara Itmlim'
barb Clark, Vcrml Ruxwnx.u'r1
Delta .fi tfororit
Delta Psi Sorority was formed in September of 1957. Its purpose
is to promote school and social activities, and friendship and fellow-
ship for girls.
The youngest sorority at Oakland Junior College, Delta Psi has
19 members coming from schools throughout the Bay Area.
Functions that the Delta girls have participated in during the
year include joints with Sigma Delta Sigma and Omega Phi Kappa,
a potluck dinner, and a mother and daughter dinner, birthday
parties for each memherg pledge dances, rush functions, and a beach
For Pioneer Day Delta Psi sponsored a sno-cone booth, and cn-
tered a pledge, Corrine Stulting, in the Belle of the Ball contest.
Corrine came in first, and received her trophy as uBelle of the Ball
Ofhcers of Delta Psi during the fall of 1957 were Lyne Lyon, Presi-
dent, Marcia Menuet, Vice-President, Barbara Jardine, Sceretaryg
Carol Johnson, Treasurer, Verna Rasmussen, Sergeant-at-Arms, and
Liz Clark, Chaplain.
For the spring semester the officers are Lyne Lyon, President,
Verna Rasmussen, Vice-President, Barbara Jardine, Secretary, Carol
Johnson, Treasurerg Mary Richardson, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Liz
lfirxl mn fl-rj: Gary Gcix, jim
"I"laxk" Hmlxrm, Bill Koliingcr,
Dmlm' flilzixj Lyon, Harold
fSjmrkyj Parfex, Allucr Branfly,
Gcorgr Atlams. Scrurrzl ron fl-rj:
Dong I:Vl't'll1tHI, Hakim' Kixcr, Pclc
Nflfllltlllll, Dcl Oltfx, 1,011 Millcr,
Dong Mt'Clcm1, Trrry Cirox.vlm11x.
Omega bi Kappa
The spirit of Omega Phi Kappa came to Oakland Junior College
in 1955 when a group of ambitious college students felt the need
for a fellow ship organization. Since its inception Omega Phi Kappa
has sought to develop improved social attitudes on the part of its
members and also a closer spirit of cameraderie.
Feeling certain that the real spirit of Omega Phi Kappa is con-
tagious, the fraternity seeks to increase its fold with men of similar
Officers for the Fall 1957 semester include Cary Ceis, Presidentg
Jim Hudson, Vice-President, George Hewlett, Secretary, Del Olds,
Treasurer, and George Adams, Sergeant-at-Arms.
The Spring 1958 officers are Bill Kottinger, Presidentg Abner
Brantly. Vice-President, Doug Freeman, Secretaryg Jim "Flask"
Hudson, Treasurer: and Harold Parks, Paddlemaster.
The outstanding activity this year was Omega Phi Kappa's "Sweet-
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lfruflfc, Azlc Kcrgcl. Sccoml ron'
fl-rj: Mary Ril'btIl'11'X!Hl-, lflizu-
Carol Lczvis, Carol Iobumu, Mar-
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,fzlgma Delta Szlgwza
During the past two semesters, the members of Sigma Delta
Sigma have had many and varied successful activities. From the
service projects, and the work of putting the 1957 Homecoming
activities in order to the fraternities' traditional events . . . this
organization has contributed. The members and alumni maintain
a feeling of "unity through fellowshipf, the motto of the fraternity.
The officers who have made possible the operation of the club,
and who have been responsible for the organizing and carrying
out of events through the year are lFall, 19575 : ,lim Krehhiel, Presi-
dentg Joe Baker, Vice-President, Cliff Ciberson, Secretary, Hob
Smith, Treasurer, Jim Hubbard. Social Chairman, Gerry Olsel,
Alumni coordinatorg Neal Willialiison, Paddlemasterg Jon Reese,
Holding forth for the Spring semester were Bob Smith, Presidentg
Gerry Olsen, Vice-President, Rich Silver, Secretaryg .lim Krehbiel.
Treasurer, Doug Garrison, Social Chairmang Jim Lopizich, Alunmi
coordinatorg Dick Taylor, Paddlemaster, and Tim Boddy, Sports
Theta Chi Epyilon
Theta Chi Epsilon Sorority was organized at Oakland Junior
College November 3, 1955. The purpose of this club is to promote
good fellowship with other students at Oakland Junior College.
Thetais officers for the Fall 1957 semester were Kay Flaherty.
President, Joyce Danielsen, Vice-President, Diane Rush, Secretary,
Sandy Haxnbleton. Treasurer, Ann Trothman, Social Chairman,
Shirley Carroll, Sergeant-at-Arms, Carla Lindsey, Chaplain,
Spring 1958 oflicers were Kay Flaherty, Presidentg Ann Toothman,
Vice-President, Sue Etter, Secretary, Sandy Hambleton, Treasurer,
Joan McCreary, Social Chairmang Jan Kitteredge, Assistant Social
Chairman, Grace Triebel, Sergeant-at-Arms, Carla Lindsey, Chap-
lain. Our sponsors for the year were Mr. and Mrs. Lucas.
Theta organized the big spring dance'-Zambezie III--which oc-
curred March 28 and which was a highly successful affair. The
organization also gives presents, participates in Pioneer Day and
joins with fraternities in various promotions.
Tbcla Chi Epsilon. Scaied fl-rj:
Pai Cbaill, Kay Flabcriy, Diunc
Rmb, Graft' Tricbcl, Shirley Cu-
vof. Slamlifig fl-rj: Sm' Edcr, Ian
Kiflcrctfgc, Sur' Brcnczrzan, Ioan
Mt'Cm'ry, Dona Io Ley.
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Preseason warmups found the OIC T-Birds on the Cal. stadium turf.
. . held 61 R oele em, Sod? ein Semen.
Head Coach Gil Callies and Assistant Coach "Dutch" Triehuasser
Football Seaton 1957-58
By Stu Smith
Although compiling a season record of 1-7 the 1957
Thunderbird eleven that coaches Gil Callies and Vernon
lDutchl Triehwasser placed on the field never failed to
fill each 60-minute playing period with excitement.
However, had it not been for the extra mileage gotten
out of such stalwarts as Guard Tom Basile, who made
Junior College All-American, and End Paul Schrcilicr,
who set an OJC pass receiving record, snagging 24 during
league play, the T-Bird season would have heen a dismal
Key injuries to the all-important spot of Quarterback
forced the Uakland team to change from the T-l7orma-
tion oHense to the variety of the single wing.
Going into their first encounter against the highly
regarded San .lose Jaguars, the T-Birds found themselves
outweighed and lacking needed experience as they were
howled over 37-6 on a muddy Bushrod Field, and in the
process lost QB Stan Peters for the season.
The Asian flu hug flying around the country caused
the scheduled Shasta JC-Oakland JC tilt to hc canceled.
Opening the league games, thc ,Birds hosted the 1956
Big Eight champion-Stockton Mustangs. The power-
packed herd exploded for a 46-16 victory over the under-
manned, inexperienced Daklanders. The host team's
scoring came on a driving 26-yard 1'un hy Dave Littleton
-a speedy fullback from Texas-and two safeties scored
hy a hard-charging line, led by Rich Wells, Carroll
Wr'ight, and Basile.
lnvading spacious Hughes Stadium on the Sacramento
JC campus, the visiting Oakland team found hospitality
lacking as they became hewitchcd under the stadium
lights hy a fahulous passing combination thrown at them
hy the Panthers. This resulted in their second league loss,
34-13. The Thunderhird six-pointers were scored by half-
hack Roosevelt Sloan on a 4-0-yard punt return, and on
Tailback Larry All1right's short plunge culminating a
When UJC met their cross-hay rival, City College of
San Francisco, on a rain dampened home lnattlefield, the
1958 Thunderbirds. First row fl-rl : Stan Normura, Jim Perakis, .loe Crismon, Williant Love, Carl
Wright, Lavell Guton, Jim Wilford, Leon Silas, Dennis Johnson. Second row ll-rJ : Earl Norwood,
Stan Peters, Tom Garrett,.Max Villamor, John Conroy, Larry Richardson, Pete Mercurio, Rich
Walton, Harv Oranshy, ,lim Pelham, Bill Steen. Third row, standing fl-rl : Dutch Triebewasser,
Gil Callies, Coaches, Ed Bennett, Paul Wallan, Paul Schreiber, Roy Peters, Bill Herrera, Dave
Littleton, .lack Forest, Carl Mt-Cane, Sam Albright, Hamlet Pulley, Don Bruck, Tom Rauch,
Phil Engelke, Lionel Hankins, Carrol Wright, Rich Wells. Tom Basile.
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T-Birds immediately fell behind by a 12-0 count,
but speedily recovered to score two touchdowns.
Spearheading the Oakland comeback were runs
by Quarterback Bill Steen on a 27-yard skirt down
the sidelines, and Halfhack Lionel Hankins' twist-
ing run for the final T-Bird tally making the count
lf the improving Thunderbirds deserved to win
a game it was the heartbreakcr they dropped to a
strong Modesto eleven on the latter's turf-worn field.
The Pirates scored first within three minutes of the
opening quarter and from that point on it was all
Thunderbird. A strong defense led by linemen
Willie Love, Don Wheelock, Joe Crismon, ,lack For-
est, and Basile stopped play after play as they
pushed the Modestomen all over the field. But the
offense could not get started and was shut out C0111-
Xvithout a doubt the Oakland team reached its
peak in the annual Homecoming game against the
San Mateo Bulldogs. Before a near capacity crowd
the Thunderbirds ran wild as they chalked up their
only victory scoring five touchdowns and four extra
points for a total of 34 to the barkless Bulldogs' 13.
Sparked by the running of the injured Sloan, Leon
Silas, Littleton, the passing of Steen and Albright,
and the pass receiving of Ends Schreiber and Bill
Herrera, the T-Birds looked like the strongest team
in the conference.
Good fortune was not destined to remain with
the 'Birds however, as they journeyed to Richmond
only to he put down by the "not-to-be-denied" Vvest
Contra Costa Comets, 13-0. Fumbles at strategic
points ended all Thunderbird th reats. The only Oak-
land bright spot in the game was the signal calling
of still another Oakland QB, ,lim Pekkain.
With determination to produce a winning eHfort
in their last game of the season against the Bear
Cubs of Santa Rosa, the fired-up Calliesmen, be-
hind Halfbaek Rich tBebopt NlcKinney's running,
looked as though they would push the Cubbies right
off their own field as they rolled to a 21-0 lead in the
opening minutes of the game. But such was not to
be, as the power-packed Santa Hosans with a three-
Ray Bates roars through the Stockton JC midrlle as Dave Littleton throws a bone
crushing block at right. Lionel Hankins is behind Bates.
Tom Basile, All-Amerivan JC fAlternateiI 1957 Gimrrl
Earl Norwood, All-Amerit-an ,IC Quarterback lAlternateb 1950
platoon bench. virtually wore down the small, dog-
tired T-Bird squad and handed them their seventh
loss, 37-21, to close out the season.
Ouklanrlers tl-rj Don Bruek, Rich Walton. Bill Steen ton groumli. Jeff Clmn and Jaclf Forrest
chase a CCSF Ram as Tom Busile, All-Ameriermguurrl,nutlfes!l1e stop.
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T-Birch Win Seconcz' lace In
State IC Belrleetbczll Tourney
By Stu Smith
Climaxing the greatest athletie season in Oli' historv
the Thunderbirds of Oakland ,lunioriCo11ege eapturedia
second place in the State ,l.C. basketball championships
held in Bakersheld in March. losinff out
g to l.ong Beach
City College in the final game.
ln the opening round of play the T
-Birds met the
ence champions, Orange Coast ,Ill
dumped the over-ranked Orangemen by a 76-57 count.
The game was a rout from the beginning as six Oakland
players hit for douhle ff'
igures. ,loe Johnson and Rufus
Hawkins were high for the game as both tallied l-L
College of Sequoias, who broke a tournament record
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my scoring 104 points ln their first game also felt the sti ff
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of the Thunderbirds as they were stopped cold, 59-50.
The invaluable Hawkins with 18. and Bob Laird with 15
left the Blue and Colders' offense.
All-tournament team mem-
bers lineup after final
championship game. They
are Ray McCarty, Sequoiasg
,lim Stephans, Comptong
Wayne Olson, Oakland:
Bob Berry. Long Beach:
and Dave Jones. Long
The final championship frame w
, . ga , 'as one to be remem-
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:ret . as tie weary l'-Birds collided with th-
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loaded bong Beach five. Oakland jumped off to a quick
20-9 lead, but dog-tired from tourney play, they were
speedily overtaken. When llawkins fouled out with five
minutes left it was a fin
al blow and the Big lfiight champs
Consolation honors went to the 'Birds as Wrayne Olson,
play-making guard, was named to the All-Tournament
team. Olson was also voted as the most valuable player
to is team by the tourney committee.
Combine the best defensive 1021111 in the nation, and the
winners of the Big Eight Basketball conference with a
14-0 record. and you have the aggregation that proudly
represented Oakland Junior College l ' '
, . g , 1 urlng the 1957-58
Success was the keynote for the Jcltes all season long
from the opening tipoff to the final buzzer. Opening the
season against the strong San .lose JC live, Oakland had
to go into an overtime period to down the eventual Coast
Conference champs, 58-53.
Next on the list were the Santa Clara lfrosh. The visit-
ing T-Birds dropped a listless -l-6-41 decision to the Bronco
team. Another defeat came at the hands of the 'Qloadedn
Saint lVlary's Frosh, 64-50. This Gaelet team was heralded
by most experts as the best Frosh team in the nation.
Practice wins numbers 2. 3. and 4 were gained over
East Contra Costa's Vikings 67--19, Vallcjo's Redskins
53-39, and Napais Chiefs as they also fell by the wayside
62-39. The Colden Valley Conference ehamps College of
M- . 1 . .N
, arm administered the last loss for OJC until the final
game of the Bakersfield Tournament, 58-40.
The Thunderbirds arrived in the Southland intent on
capturing the San Bernardino lnvitational Tournament.
Last year they took a second plaeeflosing out to Wlodcsto
in the final game. 51-47. This time the 'Birds ran rough-
shod over Chaffey 65-45, San Bernardino 60-52, and River-
side 64-48 to take all honors and first place.
One more warm-up game before league play started
found the T-Birds knocking over the Naval Air Station
Hellcats 59-51 at the Air Base court.
Arriving on the Modesto .lC campus, the Thunderbirds
left an impression to be remembered as they completely
overwhelmed the Pirates 78-41. Coach Rockwell cleared
his bench in an effort to keep the score down.
Santa Rosa's Bear Cubs were the next to feel the bite of
the 'Birds, as they were downed 57-43 on the Merritt
court. Ed fStorkl Donahue potted 23, and spring-legged
Hawkins, 14-to lead the host team.
Perhaps the turning point of the season came in the
'4Thundering', Birds' third league encounter. Oakland
played host to a strong City College of San Francisco five.
The T-Birds needed this "must" game and they got it
in a most dramatic finish. Down 44-40 with but 1:10 left,
the 'Birds came on strong behind playmaker Wayne Ol-
son's intercepted pass-scoring play, Buss Wickwirc's two
clutch free throws tying the score, and Joe ,lohnson's
jumping set shot with only six seconds left. Needless to
say, pandemonium reigned and the score read Oakland
46 . . . City College 44.
A tougher than expected College of San Mateo Bulldogs
opposed the Oaklanders next. Once again behind the 23
points of Hawkins and some spirited fan support finclud-
ing the now famous, explosive bass druml the high flying
T-Birds were victorious 61-51 at the 'Dogs gym.
The big one was next. The rivalry with West Contra
Costa has grown since 1954. Both the 1957 T-Bird-Comet
contests did nothing but substantiate the feeling of the
schools toward each other. Shades of the S.F. 49'ers were
visible in the visiting Oaklanders, 52-51 victory in the
first encounter between the two. Once again the clutch
performances of Olson, Johnson and especially Wick-
wire led the way. Wick's free throws with twenty seconds
remaining turned the tide in Oakland's favor, and left
them all alone in first place.
Trainer Ken Coleman flefti and Coach Bill Rockwell fright!
cast smiles toward their 24-4 season record.
Stocktonis Mustangs invaded the compact gym of Oak-
land next, only to be corraled by a 63-49 count.
Minus the services of forward Wickwire, who managed
to obtain the mumps, the Blue and Gold Baskcteers
headed for Sacramento to do battle with the Panthers of
the capitol city. Despite the officiating, the visitors came
out on top, 54-39.
A return engagement with Modesto proved just as dis-
astrous to the Pirates as the first meeting. The host team
scored 73 to the hapless Pirates' 36. HRock" cleared his
bench and played Hank Wellington, Fran Friedman, and
Don fTech. foulj Melen most of the game.
The ten-man squad which finished the season are fl-ri! : Rufus Hawkins, guard, Wayne Olson,
guardg Don Melen, forward, Steve Riggins, center, Russ Wi4'kw'ire, forwardg Ed Donahue,
forwardg Joe Johnson, centerg Fran Friedman, forwardg Bob Laird, forwardg Hank Wellington,
guardg Paul Waar, manager. Coach Rockwell and Trainer Coleman are kneeling.
Spirited cheerleaders Yvonne Smith, Nina Susana Doug
Garrison, and ,lim Kreihel produced noise and enthusiasm.
The Roekmen went Bear Cuh hunting in Santa Rosa
and carrie hack with the hides they wanted, 74-47. ,loe
,lohnson's 22 tallies led the onslaught.
Another "big one" against the CCSF Hams saw the
'Birds out on top 55-51. However it looked had for the
East Bayers until the arrival of the tradition-earrving liass
drum, pictured on page 55. The booming sounds of the
dflllll, which lieeanie known all over the league. pieked
up the T-Birds and pushed them to victory. Four of the
Oakland starters hit for double figures. Hawkins led the
Captain Wfayne Olson accepts his team trophy from
smiling Bill Rockwell at the liar-ketlrall Award Uinnt r
way with l8.
Another rout was on the agenda for the 'I'-Birds as they
found the scrappy San filateo Bulldogs no match and
muzzled them T8-51. The st-oring was evenly distributed
with Ed fStork1 Donahue getting l6 points and 15 re-
Revenge was on the mind of the VQVCC Comets as they
visited the Nlerritt Gym in an effort to derail the unde-
feated express of the Blue and Colders. The surprising
play ol' lioh Laird and Steve Higgins. plus the usual good
George Spowart presents the First Plat-e Trophy to the team for is inning the l95T San Bernardino
Invitational Tournament in December.
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job by the starters overwhelmed the Comets in the second
match, and OJC squeaked by 62-61. This victory clinched
the title for the new champs.
Final wins against Stockton 64-53 and Sacramento 74-
49 were anticlimactic. The league champs became the
first team to capture the championship undefeated. Going
on to the state championships the T-Birds finished with a
24-fl season record, chalkcd up the most wins for any UJC
basketball team, won 20 games in a row for another ree-
ord, and hroke the national defensive record set by Cam-
eron, Oklahoma, hy allowing their opponents only 48.5
points per game.
More individual honors came 0akland's way as Rufus
Hawkins, who wound up as Oaklandis top scorer with 444
points and a 15.8 season average, and Gflulllping Joei'
Johnson, the rehounding center, were named to the first
string All-Big Eight team.
Top Left: Steve Riggins shovels two points up and in
as the upstart OJC Thunderbirds downed the Modesto
Pirates, 78-41. Bob Laird f52 waits for a rebound.
Top Right: Russ Wickwire f14l, Ed Donahue 1152, .loe
Johnson fpartullly hiddenl, and Hank Wellington anx-
iously await a high flying rebound as the Oaklanders
overran the San Mateo Bulldogs, 78-54.
Center: Rufus Hawkins I-41, ,loe Johnson f16j, Bob
Laird f52, and Wayne Olson f6j watch a Long Beach
Viking take a jumper in the state tournament action.
Lower Right: Ed Donahue 1152, and Joe Johnson fface
hiddenl, fight for backboard control as the Thunderbirds
whipped the WCC Comets in a thriller, 52-51.
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The year 1958 will not he forgotten by Coach Ken Hallstone and
his track squad which enjoyed its most successful season. finishing
third in the Big Eight Conference standings with a 5-2 record and
breaking or tieing twelve school records.
ln their opening meet of the season, the Oaklanders produced the
school's first triangular meet victory, plus wiping many old records
off the books. ln victory, the T-Birds beat the Cal Frosh for the first
time and San Mateo for the second.
Rene Rogers and Don Lee opened activities by taking one-two
in the mile with Rogers being clocked in 4130.5 to set a new school
standard which lasted only a week.
Len Noles was a douhle victor in the sprints, winning the 100 in
9.9 and the 220 in 22.2 despite having a pulled muscle in his left leg.
Noles was so far out in front in the 100 that an observer commented
that it looked like the finish of the mile.
Weight man Don Dellominico broke the school record in the
, u 0fC in Best
Tom Broome, Coach Ken Hallstone,
Rene Rogers and Don Lee plan strat-
egy for the season.
discus with a mighty heave of 144-1114. This mark led the State junior
college throwers for two weeks.
Coach Ken Hallstone was most pleased with their next victory -
a win over arch rivals Modesto and Sacramento. In beating Modesto
for the first time, Hallstone found it made up for last year's hu-
miliating 108-13 druhbing at the hands of the Pirates.
Leading the T-Birds were Len Noles and Sam Perry, both double
winners. Noles took the sprints, as he did every meet, in 10.2 and
21.8, while Perry was clocked in 15.4 and 24.3 in the hurdles.
The 'ggold dust twins," Rogers and Lee, both broke school records
once again, Rogers took a second in the mile with a fine 4:23.13 clock-
ing and Lee a second in the 380 with a 1:59.5. ln the half, Lee beat
Northern California leader Tom Brown of Modesto and former
state champ from Berkeley High, Henry Dorsey.
ln their only home appearance of the season at distant Castlemont
High, the 80-degree weather hrought out some really great marks.
Track team, left to right: Rene Rogers, Rich Colvin, Don Provost, Tom Broome, and Ron Guess.
Second row fl-rl: ,lim Curran, Voden Fuchles, Fred Bright, Bob Lemus, Milfred Watson, Ralph
Holmes, and Don Lee. Third row fl-rl: Coach Hallstone, Otis Courtney, Rich McKiney, Bill
Webster, Carl McCane, Dennis Johnson, Charles McCoy, and John Hollister, Mgr. Back row fl-rl :
Dave Littleton, Mgr.g Len Noles, Bob Grissom, Ed Allen, Sam Perry, and Ted Pontiflet, Missing
are Ed Donahue, John Treadwell, Dom DeDominico, and Ernie Coffman.
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Noles won the 100 in 9.7 and came back to break the school record
in the 220 with a 21-flat clocking around the turn. Noles' time would
have been good enough to win last year's National AAU meet.
Perry was caught in the fast time of 14.9 in the high hurdles for a
Bay Area best and won the 180 lows in 18.9, beating out San Fran-
cisco's great Leroy Thomas who had taken fourth place in last year's
State .lunior College championships.
Oakland journeyed next to Palo Alto where they bested the
Stanford Frosh and West Contra Costa. In this meet, the T-Birds'
thinclads won every race including the relay.
Noles won sprint duels over West's great Rudy Jackson. Noles had
to come from behind in the last 10 yards to win the century in 9.8 hut
he won the 220 a little easier in 21.6 over the shorter Jackson.
Bill Webster and Don Lee produced the best Oakland marks of
the day. Webster won the 440 in school record time of 50.3, and
Lee the 880 in 1:58.6.
Next came the San Francisco State Relays in which Oakland relay
teams established three relays records. A quartet of Webster, Bob
Grissom, Perry, and Noles won the 440 relay in 42.1, the fastest mark
for JC's in the nation in the past two years, and the 880 relay in
1:28.7. In the distance medley relay the foursome of Bill Webster,
Billy Minor, Lee and Rogers set a new mark of 10:42.3.
Three days later against Santa Rosa, Don Lee finished a brilliant
two-year Oakland career by breaking a bone in his foot while run-
ning the mile.
Rogers made up for it in the two, running a la uMax Truexn
and winning by half a lap in the fine time of 9237.8 for a school best.
Fred Bright pole vaulted 12-1 for another school mark.
Probable winners and point makers in the Big Eight Conference
meet were Noles, whose only competition would come from Jackson
of the Comets, and Perry who was a cinch winner in the lows and
favored in the highs over the Comet's Phil Clifton.
Rogers, Oakland's distance "machine,' could be a possible winner
in both the mile and the two-mile over strong competition from
Oakland could figure highly in the California State Junior Col-
lege Championships with Noles and Perry certain to qualify along
with Rogers for the big affair. Lee, until his injury, was figured on as
a possible surprise winner in the 380.
Other men who may possibly qualify are DeDominico and Webster
hut they will have to show marked improvement over past per-
All in all, Oakland has done remarkably well with the lack of
team depth they have had and coach Hallstone is to be congratulated
on a job well done.
Bill Webster, Dennis Johnson, and Ted Pontiflet turn the pole
coming home to the tape.
Len Noles, Bob Grissom, and Rich McKinney get set to take out of the hole on a dash.
Tennis fcam. flironl, I-rj: Lonix lVriglal, Icrry Niculcl, EJ. Cruz,
Gary Wfilliums fliuck Irj Wllfllll Mimv B011 Bur!
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W'iz'kwirc, Couch Bill Rorkwcll.
At this writing the Thunderbird baseball team is resting
in second place in the Big Eight Conference, with a chance
for Conference championship.
Dave Regallie and .lesse Washington had been the team's
big guns. Regallie had won eight games while losing only
two and Washington was hitting well over the .300 mark
W -h' '1 s '
as lIlgl0ll was an All-OAL player. Behind the plate the
T-Birds had Phil Bouthillier and .lesse Murdock. Bouthil-
lier played with Oakland last season and Murdock with
Humboldt. A li ' f - -
t rst base was veteran Bob Gayou who
was hitting .300, and one of the team's leaders in runs
batted in. Second base was manned by the reliable Percy
Harris who was one of last yearis League standouts at
shortstop. Percy was the leadoff batter and was largely re-
sponsible for keeping the Thunderbirds in the running
for the title.
Don Louie filled the shortstop position very well. He
came from Tech High where he was also an All-OAL
Rounding out the starting infield was veteran George
Dunphy, a mainstay for the past two seasons. Dunphy was
the team leader in bases on balls. The outfield was manned
by Washington, Walt King, ex-star from McClymonds, and
Harv Hanson from Castlemont.
Golf foam. fFront, I-rj: Ralph Vince, Dave Maiibewr, Iim
VC7urncr. fBac1z, I-rj: Coach Gil Callies, Henry Fogg, Dwight
Lew, Bob Martin.
Tbc 1958 Bnsclmll fcrzm.
Keeping with the trend of strong spring sport teams,
the OJC ' wk - ' ' ' '
rat etmen I,OIllp1l6d its most successful season,
winning fifteen of the matches played this year. Under
Coach "Bill" Rockwell. the net men also placed third
in the Big Eight Conference race and qualified for
t e orthern California JC championships at Modesto.
The schedule included matches with East Contra
Costa won by 8-1, 8-1, scoresg Sacramento, 5-2g Mo-
desto, 6-1g Vallejo, 6-13 San Jose, 6-0g San Francisco
State Ctwicej, 9-0, 6-35 Santa Rosa, 4-3 Hirst league
lossbg Stockton, 7-03 West Contra Costa, 7-03 the last
loss against City College of San Francisco, 6-lg and
downing San Mateo, 4-2.
Doubles team members were Warren Mines and Bob
Burton, and Russ Wickwire and .lerry Nicolet.
Swinging into the conference matches the clubmen
romped through their best record season yet, even with
the loss of tuo fine players. The golfing 'Birds took
second place in the Big Eight with a 5-1-1 record.
Tieing Stockton YM-7V2 during the rain encouraged
the T-Birds as they copped wins over WCC, 13M-lk,
Santa Rosa 112-ISM, Modesto, 3-7g San Francisco City
College, ilk-65. and Sacramento, 10-5. But the golfers
of San Mateo handed the upstart Oaklanders their only
loss of the league play, HM!-Elk.
Henry Fogg, Oakland's outstanding player all season
long is given best chances for medalist, honors in the
Big Eight Play-offs.
'William J. lilllUIl.lCl1ifOl'
Assisting Editor William J. Hulon were Stuart Smith,
Associate Editor, ,lames Hudson, Sports Hditorg Rich-
ard Gazarian, Fraternity Editor: Paul Gazarian. So-
rority Editor: Ronald Hcttus. Business llanager. aml
the yearbook stall' memlicrs.
In getting out the first edition. many significant
hurdles had to he overcome. First. thc prolrlem of find-
ing an adviser lwho licgan officially in the second se-
mesterl: second, training stall menllmers in finances.
layout, photography, etc.. as the project developed:
and third, the prolnlem ol' getting the project set up
in time. And so. ol' necessity-W there will he some mis-
takes, some omissions, perhaps unliorgivalrle ones. Ex-
perience has come as a result ol' diligence and hard
work, the ominous shadow ol' ignorance has slowly
disappeared and the relatively quiet emluryonic stages
which evolved into the stress and strain of the adoles-
cent period finally lmecame ol' age in this volume.
An exhilerated erew, too weary now to shout . . .
having had emotions purged all along the gamut hy
unrelenting demands, lets forth long suspirations . . .
of inward glee, of personal satisfaction, of achieve-
T be ri ina! Oak Log If
Rem It of erfevemnca
These are the Oak Loggers . . . those who are the
victors and for whom the spoils consist solely of
inward satisfaction olrtained from services willingly
and well-performed. Assiduous in lalror and spurred
lay fidelity to sell'-imposed duty, they have here re-
produced and vicariously captured Uakland ,lunior
College in concise narratives and lucid portraits of
memoralnle days which otherwise might fade into
Under the advisorship of Dr. ,lohn F. Summersette
members ol' the stall' liecame social outcasts in order
to devote most ol' their waking hours to the BIG BOOK
which was in their lmlood . . . the lnook ahout which at
the outset they had only ideas, hut the ideas eoalesced
to supply a vision ol' the ultimate opus.
Left to right: Stu Smith, Associate Editorg ,Iames Hudson, Sports Editorg Dr. John
F. Summersette, A dviser.
Merrill Staff. Seated fl-rl: lloreen Wtltt, Joyce Howard, Daniel Hart, K
Doug Morra, Patricia Porep, Tom Bowie. Standing tl-rr: Kirk Rogers, Laney SMH. Seated tl-rl: Sharon Sessions. Norman Toly, Janet
Ronald Rettus. Carol Taylor, Ross Anderson, Don Freitas, Richard Ga- Dejarrnett. Standing ll-rl: Mr. Edward Ahood, Laney Faculty
zarian, l,yne l,yon. Paul Gazarian.
Coordinatorg Audrey Staats, Larry McCaH'erey.
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