Mount Diablo High School - Diablo Yearbook (Concord, CA)

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HER- BERT ELWORTHY, A FRIEND WITH A RECORD OE YEARS OE I-'AITHEUL SER CE AS A MEMBER OE THE BOARD OE TRUSTEES. HE HAS GUIDED OUR DEVELOPMENT WITH A KINDLY INTEREST AND HAS GIVEN GEN- EROUSLY OF HIS TIME AND EEPORT. WE EXTEND TO HIM OUR SINCERE APPRE- CIATION POR HIS UNTIRING ASSIST- ANCE AND GRACIOUS FRIENDSHIP. HERBERT H. ELWORTHY MISS BERTHA ROMAINE Principal MISS IRMA BROMLEY Dean of Girls MR. GEORGE PERRY Dean of Boys WE LOOK TO OUR SENIORS TO CARRY ON! ONLY a few months ago we were welcoming a group of excited, wriggling freshmen, who came with curiosity to find what peculiar beings lurked in the corners of these buildings. "Where do we go from here?" was the unspoken question in every eye, and "What will those wild sophomores do to us?" was the terrorizing thought in every mind. I The seniors whose photographs dignify the pages of this annual should look back at their freshman selves in the book of 1934 to see the notable changes that have occurred. A shock came to me recently when I looked at a certain page in the California Golden Book. I was pleased to identify certain members of a group as my friends. Then all lingering traces of egotism left me when I realized that the oddest person in the group, wearing a peculiar form of cartwheel on her head, contained the soul of me. No matter what the style of future times may be in dress or in manner of thinking, I hope that there may always be growth of fine ideals within you, and that honesty, fair mindedness, courage, and willingness to work will carry you along the high road of service. My hopes for all of you are strengthened as I recall what very recently a student wrote in answer to the question, "Does the world owe you a living?" "The world does not owe me a living: I owe the world the best I have in me." Bertha Romaine, Principal 2 6 Q FACULTY English: Miss Irma Bromley, Miss Alma Couchrnan, Miss Margaret McCradie Miss Elena Bartlett, Miss Ruth Linne, Mrs. Wilda Lowe. Social Studies: Mrs. Louise Bellport, Mr. George Perry, Miss Margaret Cole. Language: Miss Catherine Barrington, Miss lrmgard Witt, Miss Virginia Bland Miss Lenora Cvalindo. Mathematics: Mr. Archie McEwing, Mr. William Thornton. Science: Miss Iosephine Geiselhart, Miss Doris Fender, Mr. Rufus Iohnson, Mr Russell Berst. Commercial: Miss Helen Courtright, Mr. Wallin Carlson, Mrs. Lorene Dewey Mr. George Barber, Miss Wanda Koenig. Home Economics: Miss Mary Hereth, Miss loyce Waud. Music: Mr. Robert Lockhart. Art: Miss Myrtle Williamson. Industrial Arts: Mr. Peyton Farrer, Mr. Curtis Woodruff. Physical Education: Mr. Peter Kramer, Mr. Lester Williams, Miss lessie Falconer Library: Miss Ethel Brubaker. Psychology: Dr. Sibyl Mandell. Health: Miss Edna Porter, :A is YW f 1 FWF' 5, K STUDENT GOVERNMENT TC the Student Council, the Girls' League Cabinet and the Boys' Federation Cabinet belong the responsibility ot directing student government and a major portion ot the student activities. These three groups are to be commended for the ability they have displayed, and the success they have achieved in prof moting a fine type of student organization. Members ot these organizations thank their otticers and respective staffs, for their fine sportsmanship and splendid cooperation. D844 I' CLASS:-.S 'f',,,-"" 141' .617 , N'-'nun-QMF9 nigh gulf SENIORS MARY BARBARA BAER Sec'y of Entertain ment, Sec'y oi Players' Club, G. A. A. IULIA BETTENCOURTE Member of Girls' League HAROLD BLOMBERG Bus Chairman, Paper Staff, Chess Club CHESTER CLARK Basketball, Track IOSEPH COSTA Football, Basketball RICHARD CUENDETT Band, Electrician KENNETH DIAS Baseball, Band, Hall Committee, Orchestra IRENE DUARTE Hall Committee WILBUR BAILEY Orchestra, Fire Squad ARNOLD BIORK General Reporter Sports, Orchestra EDWARD BURTCHAELL President Boys' Federation, Chairman Senior Dance, Basketball IACK COLLINS Baseball, Basketball ELEANOR CRAW Member of Girls' League DELBERT DeBISSCl-IOP Boys' Cabinet, Diablo Annual Staff, Torch and Scroll FRANK DINSMORE Football LEE DUNNING Staqework MARY IANE BENNEY French Club, Players Club, Tennis MINNIE BICKER Choral, Archery VIOLET CHETKOVICI-I Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball LOUISE COPELAND Golf, Gym Club, Decoration Committee ROGER CROSS Band, Orchestra ARMANDO DIANDA Orchestra, Band, Member of Boys' Federation IOHN DOVIK Band, Fire Squad, Sports WILBUR ELLINGSEN Member of Boys' Federation ALVINO FERRERIA Basketball RUTH FORD Gym Club Manager, Choral, "Third Floor Back" ARTHUR GAGLIARDI Baseball, Band TED GONDERA Football ETHEL l-IASKINS Choral ELMER HOLLIBAUGH Boxing, Track ELWIN lOl-INSON Football, Track RENATE KNECHT French Club, Torch and Scroll, Bus Chairman SENIORS GENEVIEVE FLOOD President of History Forum, Girls' League Cabinet, Train Committee BOB FERRIER Baseball, Football RUBY FAYE FREITAS Assistant Yell Leader Chairman Entertain- ment of Girls' League "Minick" LUCILE FRANKLlN President Girls' League, Yell Leader, Baseball Manager LORRAINE GOMEZ Baseball Manager, Basketball Manager MARY GAYLORD President of Players' Club, Diablo Annual Staff, Stageworlc EARL GUY Winner Cross-Country Football Manager, Basketball AMERICO GROSSI Football, Boys' Cabinet, Hall Committee Chairman WILLIAM l-IESS "Tl'1e Third Floor Back," Football. Players' Club WARREN HARDING Senior Class President, Vice-President of Boys' Federation, Sports lULlA ITANEN Hockey Manager, Choral DORIS HURLEY Member of Girls' League GEORGE KANAGAKI Football Manager, Fire Squad, Basketball SIDNEY JONES Band, Rubes' Day Committee ALFRED LELOY Paper Staff BRUNO LEHTO Football SENIORS ANGELINA LOMBARDI President of Sword and Bauble, President of the Players' Club, "Big Hearted Herbert" IOSEPH MANGINI Woodcraft, Handball CATHERINE MARINO Badminton, Volleyball Gym Club lOl-IN MARTINO President of Student Body, Track, Scribblers' Club SACI-IIYO MATSUMOTO Secretary of Student Body, Sports, Girls' Cabinet ROBERT MATTSON Basketball, Track GEORGE MCDONALD Fire Squad, Basketball, Football ROBERT MCKINNON Baseball Manager, Sword and Bauble "Minick" HUGH MORISON President of Chess Club, Band, Cross-Country IEAN MORISON Orchestra. Golf Manager, Make-up Manager GWENNETI-I MOULD Gym Club, Players' Club, Dancing FUMIKO MURAKISI-II Sports, Torch Gt Scroll Sec'y and Treas. of French Club HIROHARU NAKAMURO Member Boys' Federation LOUIS PERSICO Track Manager NORMA PETERS Sec'y of Entertainment, "The Boomerang," Sword and Bauble NORMAN PINE Sports, Band, Orchestra IOHN PIVA Member of Boys' Federation DORIS PONSEGROW President G. A. A., Vice-President of Girls' League, Girls' Sports DOROTHY POWERS Sec'y Scribblers' Club, Torch and Scroll, Sec'y Girls' League VERNA ROGERS Diablo Annual Staff, Scribblers' Club NOEL ROSCOE Orchestra, Fire Squad, Basketball FRANK ROSSI Track, Boys' Cabinet, General Athletic Manager CLAIRE SAMUELSON , Member of Girls' League CLEO SANDERS G. A. A., Sec'y Treas of Senior Class, Girls' Athletic Council SENIORS IOI-IN Sl-IARPE Band, Football Manager LUBOFF SENAVSKY Orchestra, Band, Torch 6. Scroll 1. MARIE SPERONI Building G Grounds Committee ALBERT SNEDEKER Basketball, Orchestra, Band Decoration Committee, IOHN STEWART Band, Chess Club ELEANOR STARKS Member of Girls' League LOUISETTE TANTET Vice-President French Club, Diablo Annual Staff, "The Boomerang" LAURA IEAN STRUBY Bus Chairman, Players' Club, Sports IEAN TINKI-IAM Archery, G. A. A. I-listory, Forum GEORGE TERAZAWA Paper Staff, Scribblers' Club CLAIRE VOSE Choral, Golf, Dancing CHRISTINE VASILAKIS Student Body Treas., Badminton IIM WI-IITEMAN Boys' Athletics Manager, Baseball LAWRENCE WESTBROOK Member of Boys' Federation ELEANOR de WOLFE Players' Club, French Club, Hall Committee MARIAN WINTERS Member Girls' Lea ue SHIRLEY WI-IITTAKER Q TUNIORS Top Picture, Top Row: Fedel Rodella, Walter McAtee, Robert White, Dexter Williams, La Verne Shaklee, Merton Meyers, Harold Jensen, l-lellrnut Pinkwart, Laughlin Marshall, Anthony Saba, Sydney Simpson, Rex Pratt, Billy Rissotto, Joe Strong, Franklin Lodin, Hugo Allessandrelli. Middle Row: Vernon Howell, Jewel Akers, Edna Christie, Rose Lacetti, Dorothy Duggan, Marie Frank, Frank Earl, George Cadwell, Frankie Dellegnese, William Thornton, Robert Nugent, Henry Alto, William Maderious, John Curran, Albert Jacobini, Peggy Gardner, Ethel Sparrow. Bottom Row: Virginia Oxley, Rose Urriceloui, May Sasaki, Etsu Kanagaki, Tsuyako Watanabe, Bernice Bicktord, Bernice Lee, Evelyn Noia, Chieko Muramoto, Helen Marshall, Julia Beltramo, Alice Bertini, Marion Carroll, Olive Walker, Beytrice Morse, Maxine Porter, Thelma Thebolt, Patricia Spencer. Middle Picture, Top Row: Wallace Kelso, Bruce Howard, Robert Martinez, Anthony Costa, Robert Foskett, Duncan Ridge, Everett Ste hen , Leonard Bottomley, John Alcorn, Harold De Benedetti, Paul Schmidt, Kenneth Barry, Paul Lewis, CTTtTord Zi ark, Stanley Huyck. Middle Row: Tom Corbett, Muriel Brown, Orville Jones, Tom Gavey, Harold Ensign, Dorvin Johnson, Jean Creson, Barbara Wallace, Walter Flood, Alfred Carr, Clyde Lehmer, Joe Santos, Margaret Mould, Beatrice Alves, Gertrude Schuldt, Jean Chambers, Bernice Gabriel, June Hendrick, Virginia Streeter, Margaret Winters, lla Matheron, Olive Bedell, Eleanor Davis, Lorraine Monlux, Edith Huntsman, Virginia Hickok, Catherine Foreman, Eleanor Porter, Joyce Peckham, Muriel Schad, Margaret Gean. Bottom Picture, Top Row: Roy Osborn, Adrian Schulz, Kenneth Dewing, James Benney, Roy Michant, William Wakeman, Bronson Miller, Frank Ruys, Vincent Phillips, Roy Iverson, Douglas Harris, Sydney Bottomley, Robert Taylor, Jim Richards. Middle Row: Evelyn Pomeroy, Dorothy Deal, Vivian Filorneo, Beth Chittenden, Lydia Vecchi, John Lindley, Merle Green, Tony Lagiss, Tsuyoshi Nakamura, Angelo Marzotto, Wataru Watanabe, Lawrence Samora, Nobu Nitasaka, Virginia Dreyer, Georgina Coloneus. Bottom Row: Myrtle Drechsel, Bruna Azzalini, Madeline Meir, Lucile Royall, Helen Serra, Jeanette Palubicki, Margaret Crowe, Joanne Miles, Barbara Whittemore, Muriel Knight, Ellen Perry, Roberta Costa, Gladys Phillips, Geneva Catlett, Antoinette Cuneo. up I44c QV SOPHOMORES Top Piclure, Row l: Anlhony Azevedo, Donald Quihlirq, Larry Anarada, Lyman Glasoow, Mare-ld Tidwvll, Bali Hawes Jules Lf-rnoine, 'William Regan, Charles Voqel, Logan Roberls, Roberl Rudy, Roberl Skinner Jack lewis Francis Dean, Donald Warfield, Charles Huxlable, Bob lrolsor, Coy Johnson, Kennclh Gomes, Donald Rollilisbvrqi-r, Bob McNeil, Norman Eioard, Row Z' Jane Walker, Phyllis Emry, Laura Chefkoyich, Dorolhy Palmer Eslella Mesna, Eleanor O'Hara, Marion Dunn, Jarnes Marlino, Billy Conover, Norberl Shields, John McMeans, Kay Kanaqaki, Tallo Yarnashilo, Charles Nakalani, Cveorqe Kanada, Leon Peyrounol, Jirn Mackus, Louie Pine, George VaSilakiS, Frances Srnilh, Virqinia Bowbeer, Barbara Tycer, Vivian Brown, Charline Rilchie. Row 3: Palrycra Kinsella, Rose Lucido, Jane Ellen Barnell, Yolanda Caoilani, Marion Wesl, Mariorio Graham, Belly Erickson, Norma Jones, Marqarel Goddard, Lorine Pollock, lheresa Rossi, Verna Gornez, lnm Barl, Pauline Van Brocklin, Geraldine Raul, Mary Alameda, Gerlrude Gondera, Clovis McAfee, Mary Sapone, Henreilla Bean, Mary Andruccioli, Muriel Andrada, Mieko Teralawa, Kiyoe Ikeda. Middle Piclure, Row I: Tom Drew, Melvin Magqiora, Jack Wallace, Bill Claylon, Leonard Hopkins, James Mackris, Frank Cancilla, James Gallagher, George Hill, John Olson, Louie Pine, Howard Devol, George Vasilakis, Dan Seaqrayc, Louis Orliz, Bliss Hardy, Oresle Pavese, Ted Granr, Sleye Herberl, Armando Moras. Row 2: Fred Pucci, Belly Voice, Belly Bacon, Eleanor Cayazza, Frances Cancilla, Kalhleen Claudel, Clarence Ward, Philip Marines, Lawrence Slewarl, Raymond Blomberq, Jack Hullberg, Auqusl Sanlos, Donald Ouinlinq, Robert Mills, Robert Blikeng, June Palmqren, Lois Woodruhl, Louise Brunelle, Mary Richelli, Alice Alcorn, Mabel Hemslalk. Row 3: Thelma Yarrinqlon, Rulh Russell, Sarah Anne Lefker, Jean Scheuer, Virqinia Cadwell, Alice Reqan, Dorolhy Zellrner, Irene Abel, Lillian Shealfer, Phyllis Hiney, Belly Kennerley, Grelchen Baer, Virginia Williams, Celia Cross, Belh Keller, Elizabelh Benzinq, Harriel Granl, Dolores Johnson, Jean Helmke, Wilma Williamson, Conslance- Ruys, Josephine Grossi. Bollom Piclure, Row I: Harold Wales, Cecil Hoover, Virgil Moore, Kennelh Cameron, Dexler Rc-ed, Thomas Henderson, Erich Berlhold, Lloyd Barber, Dick Hinkson, Howard Morlord, Harold Enqman, Cveorqe Cavazza, Joe Tomlin, Gerald Davilla, Bill McGeehon, Dan Seaqraye, Howard Devol, John Hoqan, Serafine Rossi, Leslie Fredrickson, Charles Schrnidl, Bill Walker. Row 2: Eyelyn Siodin, John Wesl, Slanley Smarl, Billy Roberls, Mario Yacoyelli, Keilh Eplinq, Jack Hullberq, Joyce- Zurnbrennen, John May, William McKinnon, Louis Buscaglia, Claude Rice, Boyd Ballenqer, Gilbcrl Machado Gordon Fuller, Leo Fredrickson, George Vasilakis, James Mackris, Louie Pine, Jarnes Gallagher, Donald Ouinlinq, N4-il Purkoy, Howard Hickle, Roland Slephens. Row 3: Zambia Vasilakis, Eva Harlsock, Marie Cruerisoli, Lois Cullum, Mona Windsor, Edilh Faqerlund, Norma Frills, Maxine Black, Clara Jean Schremp, Helen Evans, Bernice Tyner, Mary Clara Eyora, Geraldine Brrallo, Maxine Black, Amelia Echeyarria, Anqela Tiscareno, Erna Marraduin, Carol Jones, Elinor Jane Monlqornery, Joan lluqhes, Mildred Lee, Jacqueline Denrnan, Phyllis Pelerson. Row 4' Elizabelh Harnillon, Audrey Nicholson, Ruby Dallon, Miyako Kanaqaki, Mildred Morodomi, Olqa Carzino, Jean Carlisle, Ruby Powell, Muriel Cuendell, Mary Schrnidr, Rowena lannori, Misao Kanaqaki, Nomi Norna, Rose Miriani, Chiyorni Nakalani, Lucy Morodorni, FRESHMEN Top Picture, Top Row: Ernest Marines, Josuke Ikeda, John Rusconi, William Deal, Antonio Fagilde, Carman Dougan, Willard Phillips, Donald Dougan, Frank Navarrete, Clitiord Fahy, Richard Wallace, Irvin McQuade, Harry Stubbletield, Harry Lewis. Middle Row: Nancy Hubbell, Lois Carlson, Grace Raine, Thelma Henderson, Robert Watson, George Palmer, Terry McLeod, Bruce Budd, Norman Mills, William McNeil, Albert Biagi, Phyllis Myers, Edna Pratt, Edna l-later, Patronilla Clark, Viola Rogers. Bottom Row: Wanda Pratt, Joshiko Kanagaki, Lucille Coleman, Hope Keller, Alberta Nyquist, Eleanor Vargas, Elsie Oliver, Shirley Loughlin, Laura Duarte, Jessie Romero, Winona Agostino, lrene Stoner, Marcella Austin, Rose Macalusa, Irene Ferreira, Dorothy Bright. Bottom Picture, Top Row: Ruth Barber, Warren Higgins, Everett Ryan, Thomas Dowd, James McKinnon, Wesley Waddell, Clifford Zweck, Aldo Azzalini, Edmund Gloria, Jack Wales, Francis Tidwell, Howard Beale, Francis Faria, William Kolokousis. Middle Row: Lillian Secchi, Betty Burtchaell, Betty Adams, Edith Howell, Charlotte Bird, Paul Williamson, Leonard Mahler, Carl Vose, Eugene Schneider, Robert Oldenhaye, Robert Barber, James Baine, Evelyn Whittemore, Dorothy Symmons, Barbara Seeley, Fern Nelson. Bottom Row: Lillian Devincenzi, Erika Schmidt, Billie June Methven, Carol Sparrow, Marion Lehmer, Helen Broux, Doris Scott, Alice Earl, La Vern Gauger, Margaret Earl, Lucile Porter, Doris Price, Gladys Fortier, Bernice Garcia, Josephine Miles. nylbcc FRESHMEN Top Piclure, Top Row: William Freilas, Jim Treadway, Edward Glolfelly, Al Williams, Roberl Glazier, Clinlon Glazier, James G-aravenla, James Treadway, Roberl Lehlo, William Caudel, Kenneth Mallson, Mario Mangini, Lennarl Sioberg, Louis Guerisoli, AIber1Azevedo, Paul Thompson, Jack Wakeman, John Hook, Ted Schroder. Middle Row: Jean l-less, Grace Harfsock, Willadean Baden, Lilah Peabody, Clelia Fabbris, Beverly Pine, llo Jean Morse, Mabel Morrison, Slanley Sullivan, Frank Snedeker, Paul Frills, John Chaddock, Charles Prall, Charles Moore, Eugene Davilla, Frank Nakalani, Gean Krigin, Barbara Sorensen, Eula Jean Frobase, Adeline Dreyer, Elizalaelh Dequine. Bolforn Row: BeHyiHovey, Marqarel Hull, Geraldine Simi, Coradele Hook, Margery Biqcraff, Oralee Strong, Helen Johnson, Bernice Turner, Roberla Jones, Palricia Garbull, Audrey Penn, Beverly Bisson, Belly Ellen Rickefls, Swemi Yamashila, Isolde Berlhold, lrma Boeger, Barbara Winlers, Kiltie Johnson, Mariorie Hennessy. Boffom Piclure, Top Row: Joe Johnson, Everefl Wiles, Henry Schulcll Phillip Baer, Joseph Callerl, Curlis Ulrerback, Jack Vanover, Loyd Buck, James McCormick, William Flelr, George Weslerlund, William Lynch, Warren Haviland, Rodney Weslfall, Alvin McDonald, John Frye, James Edwards, Ben Allen. Middle Row: Vivian Rodeen, Maria Freilas, Jean Wixson, Adele Accinelli, Masuki Nilasaka, Eugene Rule, Morris Davies, Roberl Zellmer, Alberl Wallace, Garry Smifh, William Chrislensen, De Vere Cullum, Manuel Confenle, Beth Kennerley, Norine Sanders, Gwendolyn Kramer, Francis Sleccalfi, lnez McAfee, Yolanda Chinono, Mary While, Bollom Row: Alvesla Myers, Barbara Moore, Louise Pariani, Leone Palubicki, Delores Cambra, Mary Dellagnese, Mary Rodella, June Wood, Marie Beccaro, Louise Dondera, Irene Cosso, Ida Ramsey, Alberta Wallace, Janice McDonald, Jean Hurlbuf, Dorenda Blocking, Dorolhy Thomas, Edna Sedercrisl, Della Hess. z:I7c4 l 1 1 l ACTIVITIES PERSONALITY, a magic word with a world of meaning. Everyone has it, but the successful man or Woman has developed it to a fuller extent. A man may know a profession or a trade, or he may be a clever businessmang but without per- sonality he finds it hard to compete with the man who has learned the knack of "getting along" with everyone with whom he comes in contact. It may be that the man with an undeveloped personality has made the serious mistake of confining all of his attentions to his books, while the man who has succeeded has obtained a rounded development from school activities. A development of personality is mainly an enlarging of interests and social contacts, activities are the accepted ways of fostering interests and bringing students into active social contact on a common basis. For this reason, school activities are a vital part of any student's life, and any student, who qualifies, may satisfy his interests in the activities offered at Diablo. For instance, good French students join the French Club where they take their interests further than the class-room. For students desirous of furthering their dramatic ability, there is the Players' Club, and for experienced students, the Sword and Bauble. Aspiring journalists Work with the Scribblers' Club. This year, a group of players organized the Chest Club, showing that it can be done. Thus it is, that linked together with success are personality and the ability to work well with others. Both requisites can be achieved through the broadening effects of joining at least one of Diablo's varied activities. TORCH AND SCROLL THE TORCH is symbolic of the unfaltering fidelity of a loyal citizen to the obliga- tions and the duties he has assumed as an integral part of American society. The scroll is the ancient symbol of learning. To these ideals, coupled with service and loyalty, the members of the Torch and Scroll have pledged themselves. TORCH AND SCROLL I-LIC l?'h'X.!XCflJhGu . . SWORD AND BAUBLE THE SWORD AND BAUBLE HONOR SOCIETY was formed tor the purpose of developing an appreciation of the best in dramatic production, recognizing ability and encouraging ettort in dramatic art. ln order to be eligible tor member- ship, a student must have taken part in two major plays or the equivalent. Each year the society, under the direction of Miss lrma Bromley, presents a play. The proceeds are voted to the scholarship fund and to the stage fund. THE PLAYERS' CLUB THE PLAYERS' CLUB has been organized to foster the ambitions of students, par- ticularly lower classmen, who are interested in dramatics. This club is a step- ping-stone to participation in school plays and membership in the Sword and Bauble Honor Society. Each year the club presents two one-act plays for the benefit of the scholarship fund. The adviser and director of this club is Miss Elena Bartlett. as 20 cc SWORD AND BAUBLE THE PLAYERS CLUB CHESS CLUB SCRIBBLERS CLUB CHESS CLUB THE GAME of chess is a very old pastime that has enjoyed universal accept- ance. The intricacies of manipulating the chess men on the board not only tax the player's powers of concentration but sharpen his interest in the game as well. An unusual procedure in the election of the president of the Diablo Chess Club gives the highest office to the best player. Any president who loses three out of five successive games in the presence of witnesses, forfeits his office to his oppo- nent. SCRIBBLERS' CLUB MEMBERS of the Scribblers' Club, sponsors of the Diablo Oak Leaves, and the editors, are to be complimented for the excellent work they did on this literary magazine. This year's number is the first attempt to present a collection of essays, poems, and editorials by the students alone. We are confident, judging from the enthusiasm that greeted this issue, that the continuance of the Diablo Oak Leaves is assured. :QZI cc ORCHESTRA THF YEAR lQ36-37 was a notable one for the music department at Diablo. The orchestra, with Mr. Lockhart as director, did commendable work at all school functions. The entire string ensemble had the distinction of playing at the Music Festival in Martinez, May 7. BAND MEMBERS of the band deserve their capes, for Mr. Lockhart and they Worked diligently and faithfully giving concerts in both Walnut Creek and Concord to earn sufficient money to "dress up" the band for the contest in San Francisco, May l5. The capes, which are Worn over white, are navy blue, lined with green, and trimmed with a narrow red strip, thus carrying out the school colors. The caps are green and red. The band played at games and student body meetings and not only provided entertainment, but also enlivened school spirit. Diablo is justly proud of its band. ORCH! BAND CHORAL UNDER the direction of Miss Bland the choral, composed of seventy-three mem- bers, has become one of Diablo's outstanding organizations. Throughout the year this group gave many splendid performances among which the musical program at the Christmas Cheer Play was outstanding. . lrene Abel, Eleanor O'l-lara, and Grace Trimingharn represented Diablo at the Western States Music Conference in San Francisco in March. lrene Abel and Eleanor Ol-fara played under the masterful direction of Alfred Hertz, distin- guished conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Grace Triming- ham played in the band, led by one of the outstanding band conductors of the Pacific Coast, Mr. Frank Mancini. MUSIC MAIOR-1937-1938 DIABLQ students, for the first time, are to have the opportunity of majoring in music. This is particularly planned for those, registered in the general course, Wishing to take music as a second major. X! A-Pr -5 5 we I ,, W W W M V. . -in-,f-gf? A ,, S3 .mx W--K BOYS' SPORTS DIABLO has finished one of its most successful athletic seasons. Because of record turn-outs for almost every sport, the athletic program is reaching and affecting more individuals than ever before. More boys have learned the essen- tials of good sportsmanship, fast thinking, and the ability to take the knocks. More boys have felt that "breathless moment" just before the kickoff or the tipoff. Not everyone is experienced enough, or has the ability to start a game, but due to the extended junior varsity program, many boys, who otherwise would have had to spend the entire game on the bench, have participated with fellows from other schools. From these new contacts the boys have learned to play and to cooperate with the fellows whom they don't know, to make the game one of mutual benefit and enjoyment. This is better known as "getting a1ong" with the other fellow. More individuals have learned one of the most essential rules of life, and that is to play the game for all they are worth, to enjoy the game, and still to follow the rules of the game. Although they never think of them as such, these points are why fellows turn out for sports. Foremost in their minds, as a rule, is the idea of piling up a bigger score than that of their opponents or limiting their opponents to a minimum score. However, they know that score must be piled up in a clean, decent manner, in other words, "VICTORY WITH HONOR." It takes the best of their skill and ability to win the game the hard but the right way. This season, for some sports, was not so outstanding as far as the scoreboard was concerned. That came second. What came first was the fact that more fellows learned the fundamentals of the game and how to handle themselves, without getting seriously injured. They have a fine start for college athletics or life. Not only do major sports receive their share of attention, but tennis, swimming, and soccer are fast gaining followers. With fellows competing in the N. C. S. swimming meet at the University of California, various tennis matches being played with Diablo boys throughout the bay region and talk of a soccer league, minor sports are growing rapidly. Altogether the athletic program is more than a source of entertainment, or revenue, or a way to build up the school's reputation. In the space of four short years fellows develop into men, men who can take their places in the world and do the jobs assigned to them. The athletic program is a machine that takes raw material and molds it into men who will be a credit to their school and to them- selves. x25e -tn-L -' ' .,:Qk M551 k',k .A E , A K 'Q K "YA Y ' g 'Q' " ,K 1-jf A QW:-Ira S'i:'5-fri?-l -mn 'f s. T tQ,affz'T f'L14-'Q'-:,,:.,?'l' W v ,fmw-fgikf,-mae.. NNW N mm 1936 Football Squad Q. Q. .35 5? 15 5 1511 "B" BASKETBALL AN outstanding group ot players represented Diablo in class B basketball. Although the team lost the league championship by one point, it returned to defeat the champions a week later by several points. Throughout the season the middle-weights, coached by Les Williams, distinguished themselves by their fine attitude, sportsmanship, teamwork, and a desire to make a tine ball club. "C" BASKETBALL THE C basketball team took another step upward in their tight tor recognition as a fine ball team this year. The boys had to hustle from their dinners to the game almost every Friday night of the season to stage the premier, and they made the games worth coming to see. A fine group of lightsweight fellows played a good game of ball, and brought credit to the school they represented. It was easy to see that the "small boys" had become "big-time" ball players. Many times the class C and B games proved as interesting and exciting as the Varsity games, and no longer did spectators come to see the Varsity games only, the B and C games were exciting enough to bring a large crowd to see their conquests. 22844 B BASKETBALL C BASKETBALL BASEBALL l TRACK 1 TRACK VICTORY after victory was chalked up this year for the Diablo track team. Every league track meet went to Diablo, as well as the highest honors in the class B division of the Martinez relays on May 9. To add to this long string of victories was the performance of the Diablo weight men. They distinguished themselves in various meets throughout the Bay Region with record throws in both the shot and the discus. ln the NES meet at Stanford, May l5, Firpo Grossi won the shot with a throw of 51 feet 9 inches, and Warren Harding took second in the discus with a throw of l28 feet, both against some of the sternest opposition in the state. BASEBALL AS ONE of Diablo's outstanding sports, baseball distinguished itself by fine ball games and large turnouts. This shows that more students than ever are seeing the values of the "Great American Game." The same clean game was played here as in all of Diablo's competitive sports and the Whole team deserved a big hand for the fine way they represented Diablo's spirit on the diamond. by 29 C4 GIRLS' ATHLETIC SEASON GIRLS' SPORTS this year have been especially attractive and worthwhile. The goal of each girl, interested in developing her skills, has been membership in the Girls' Athletic Association. This may be attained during the four years at Diablo by the completion of the requirements of five different sports in a true sportsman- like manner. This association is headed by a council which includes a general sports manager or president, secretary, faculty adviser, and the managers of the several sports. The program is varied, offering hockey, basketball, speedball, and volley ball in the fall, and tennis, golf, archery and baseball in the spring. Through these - sports Diablo girls obtain recreation and relaxation. Swimming and badminton are special popular features introduced this year. The girls have found many interesting things to do. For the first time in many years Diablo was the hostess at a Triangular Play Day held in November. Girls from Pittsburg and Antioch participated in the program, which fostered closer cooperation and friendship among the girls of the three schools. In March sev- eral girls enjoyed an exciting day at High School Sports' Day at the University of California. ln April twenty girls from Diablo spent a wonderful day at Crockett at the County Play Day. ln May the climax was a picnic for all those who had received letter credit in l937. QQ QQ e 9 eg ,9 9 9 Q EMR in... wwe. wang .seiiimfi .W-v l.3wf?1TLEEt'2x5 ' Q I' C4-Xillfn A "" 'Ili TZ.: P- CLIVI EC Q Fw K 'fr N W I, 1-'jeg U' M PAPERSTAFF WITH the able assistance of busy reporters the following were responsible for the publishing of the school paper this year: Margaret Burr and William Maderious, Thelma Thebolt, Advertising Manager Editors Laura lean Struby, Circulation Manager Margaret Gean, Associate Editor Mr. George Barber, Adviser Thomas Gavey, Business Manager ANNUALSTAFF THE ANNUAL STAFF wishes to express to the members of the Student Body its sincere appreciation of their generous financial support, cooperation and loyalty which enabled them to meet rather unusual difficulties this year. Verna Rogers, Business Manager Bose Urricelgui, Asst. Business Manager. Margaret McCradie, Literary Adviser. Lorene L. Dewey, Business Adviser. Delbert De Bisschop, Editor Laughlin Marshall, Assistant Editor Mary Gaylord and Louisette Tantet, Pictorial Editors. lean Creson, Art Editor. DP 34 44 PAPER STAFF ANNUAL STAFF yi' w a K 1.8 g SOFT shadows steal across our high school days as We tuck them away among our memories. The path, unknown and rugged, lies before us. We shall not forget what you have taught us. We shall remember with gratitude our beloved advisers and the sympathetic faculty, who have helped us build a strong foundation on which the future years of our lives shall rest. THE SENIORS AUTOGRAPHS COLEMAN STUDIO .....................,....,,.......,...,...,,,...... PI-IOTOGRAPHER CALIFORNIA ART AND ENGRAVING CO ...,................. ENGRAVEB LEDERER, STREET cmd ZEUS CO., INC .......,,,A.,..... ....,...... P RINTER


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