Mount Diablo High School - Diablo Yearbook (Concord, CA)
- Class of 1937
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.STUDENTS OF THE MOUNT
DIABLO UNION HIGH SCHOOL
ln the shadow ot the mountain
Diablo reigns supreme.
Hail! Gur alorious Alma Mater
Crimson and the areen.
Litt the chorus ever onward,
Raise it to the sky.
Hail to Thee our Alma Mater,
Mount Diablo I-liali.
FV REV' ORD
To creolte CI true picture of student octivities
otnd to preserve the mctny hctppy ctssociot-
tions of hiqh school days cttDio1oio hos been
the ctim of the stcttt in publishing this issue
of the Annucti. We hope thctt its contents
mcty serve cts ct personcti record ot
hiqh schooi memories.
DEDI J TIF N
WE, THE STUDENTS OE MOUNT DIABLO
UNION HIGH SCHOOL, DEDICATE THIS
EDITION OE "THE DIABLO" TO MR. 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
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
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
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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
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,
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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.
MARY BARBARA BAER
Sec'y of Entertain
ment, Sec'y oi Players'
Club, G. A. A.
Member of Girls'
Bus Chairman, Paper
Staff, Chess Club
Baseball, Band, Hall
Orchestra, Fire Squad
Member of Girls'
Boys' Cabinet, Diablo
Annual Staff, Torch
MARY IANE BENNEY
French Club, Players
Golf, Gym Club,
Member of Boys'
Band, Fire Squad,
Member of Boys'
Gym Club Manager,
Choral, "Third Floor
Torch and Scroll,
President of History
Forum, Girls' League
RUBY FAYE FREITAS
Assistant Yell Leader
ment of Girls' League
President of Players'
Club, Diablo Annual
"Tl'1e Third Floor
Senior Class President,
Vice-President of Boys'
Member of Girls'
Band, Rubes' Day
Sword and Bauble,
President of the
"Big Hearted Herbert"
President of Student
Secretary of Student
Sword and Bauble
Chess Club, Band,
Gym Club, Players'
Sports, Torch Gt Scroll
Sec'y and Treas. of
Sec'y of Entertainment,
Sword and Bauble
President G. A. A.,
Sec'y Scribblers' Club,
Torch and Scroll,
Sec'y Girls' League
Diablo Annual Staff,
Orchestra, Fire Squad,
Track, Boys' Cabinet,
CLAIRE SAMUELSON ,
G. A. A., Sec'y Treas
of Senior Class,
Girls' Athletic Council
Torch 6. Scroll
Building G Grounds
Band, Chess Club
Club, Diablo Annual
Staff, "The Boomerang"
LAURA IEAN STRUBY
Players' Club, Sports
Archery, G. A. A.
Choral, Golf, Dancing
Student Body Treas.,
ELEANOR de WOLFE
Players' Club, French
Club, Hall Committee
Member Girls' Lea ue
SHIRLEY WI-IITTAKER Q
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,
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.
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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
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.
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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
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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.
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SWORD AND BAUBLE
THE PLAYERS 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-
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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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
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
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-
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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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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,
lean Creson, Art Editor.
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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.
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