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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
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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.
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