Mountain View Union High School - Blue and Gray Yearbook (Mountain View, CA)
- Class of 1944
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Text from Pages 1 - 84 of the 1944 volume:
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I have just read one of the lin-
est tributes to our boys. This trib-
ute was said by an Army Officer.
and I think it is worth repeating:
"Our kids, American boys, are
just kind of automatically wonder-
ful. just through our own way of
ij life they get something that makes
them superior. They don't have to
CHARLES CROOKE Pfmfftai be indoctrinated and have it ham-
mered in for months or years. The
fighter pilot flies with his heart.
The thing that makes him superi-
or in combat is inside him all the time. Our kids have it, and I think it is some-
thing they get naturally, something they get just by growing up in this country.
I think that the thing that makes them better fighters is an individual sense of
responsibility to what they are doing and a capacity to think for themselves."
What a tribute to American Youth. What a tribute to America itself.
Naturally we all do those things best that we like to do. However, I be--
lieve that all of our boys and girls in the armed forces today are not doing
the things they would like to be doing today, but because they have "an indi-
vidual sense of responsibility to what they are doing and a capacity to think
for themselves", they are doing such a grand piece of work for us that our
hearts swell with pride, and our voices become husky in appreciaton for what
they are doing.
Many of our boys are in the armed forces today. Many of the members
of this graduating class will be in the service ere long. Our prayer for them
today is that they be returned to us safely: and may we who are just mem-
bers of the home front also realize "our individual sense of responsibility"
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In the past years the staffs of the Blue and Gray have made
the theme of their annuals Bt the current interest.
This year the students of the Mountain View Union High
School have been brought more closely together, and have cen-
tered their thoughts in the 'school itself. Because we have taken
pride and interest in our school, the theme of this l944 year book
is "Life at Mountain View High."
Rather than dedicate this book to one person, or one group of
people, we have chosen to dedicate our annual to something much
greater, Our Men in Service. -
Since December 7, 1941, manystudents have left school, jobs,
homes and friends for an unknown fate in battle. It is for you
that they light, and to them we dedicate this book.
"lt is for you. Through endless nights
Of mud and rain he stubbornly-
Plods on, head down, back bent beneath
His pack-on towards the shell-streaked sky
And maddening road where truth and liest
And love and hate and life and death
All meet in war, red war! l
And hates, and so he lights. To all
His love is true. Guard well your heart
And keep the faith. He fights I
Sylvester Diaz, Editor
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SYLVESTER DIAZ. ,..A,.. ....., . E ditor
GLORIA LAMBERT. .,, , ,. .... B usiness Manager
GEORGETTE PARIS w,w...Y ... A dvertising Manager
STELLA PIAZZA ........,.., ,....... S enior Editor
BEVERLY DREW .,.,,... ,.w...., G irls' Sports Editor
BILL IELAVIGHL. ......w. Boys' Sports Editor
MIRIAM AZOLIBEL, YAAAA YA---- - CWAH Editors
GORDON MARTIN. ,.,L,... Photography Editor
MARY AMORIZA ,,..LYw ,....r,.. T ypist
OGEA MCMLIRRY ,, ,,...,,. Faculty Adviser
GLIO I-IELLER o,,w . i,.io,,o,,o,,o,,,..Y...,.... Art Adviser
Betty Bradley, Katherine Daley, Ellen Erichsen, Christina
Fucile, Barbara Grubb, Ferne Heitkotter, Lynne Klingen, Flor-
ence Pizi, Dorothy Ann Ruess, Bob Stevens, and Larry Willi-
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Beck, Louis A.
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To the Faculty. under whose guidance the
students of Mountain View Union High
School prepare themselves for their future life.
these two pages of the annual are respectfully
The Administration consists of five indivi-
dualsg a boys' counselor and a girls' counselor.
the principal, Mr. Crooke, a registrar, and a
secretary, There is also a librarian and a text
book librarian. Miss Freeman checks on the
health and attendance of the students.
The faculty is composed of twenty-seven
members, teaching in twelve departments.
Art, Miss Clio Heller: Commerce, Miss
Marie Callaghan, Mr. Floyd Wilderg English,
Mr. Edward Blalock, Mr. Henry Edwards.
Miss Ocea McMurry, Miss Louise Schmidt.
Miss Edna Wilburg Home Economics, Mrs.
Deene Downey, Miss Louise Kremer: Langua
ges, Miss Iuanita Gossman, Mr. Zell Rust:
Mathematics, Mr. Edward Blalock, Mr. Irval
Carter, Mr. Emery Doane: Music, Mr. Lyle
Campbell, Miss Helen Froehlich: Science, Mi.
Max Aitken, Miss Eva Munk, Shop, Mr. Wen-
dell Grubb, Mr, Gerald Vaughn, Social Studies,
Mr. Nort Thornton, Mr, Iohn Wilkins, Miss
Caroline Wood: Physical Education, Mr, Cal
Hewes, Mr, Nort Thornton, Miss Dolly Evans,
Miss Eva Munk.
FRESHMAN: CounseloriMr. Wilkins, ad-
SOPHOMORE: Counselor-Miss Wilbur, ad-
IUNIOR: Counselor-Mr. Carter, adviser-
SENIOR: Counselor-Mr. Crooke, adviser-
TOP LEFT-Mr. E. Doane, Mr. Wilkins
and Mr. E. Blalock.
LOWER LEFT-Miss M. Callaghan, Mr.
W. Grubb, Mr. F. Wilder and Miss C.
TOP CENTER-Mr. G. Vaughn, Miss L.
Kramer, Miss D. Downey, Miss Goss-
man and Mr. Z, Pust.
CENTER-Mr. L. Campbell, Mrs. C. Byrd,
Miss H. Froehlich and Cr, M. Aitken,
LOWER CENTER-Mr. C. Hewes, Miss
E. Munk, Miss D. Evans, Miss R, Free-
man and Mr. N. Thorton.
TOP RIGHT-Mr, H. Edwards, Mr. B,
Knowles, Miss L. Schmidt and Miss O.
RIGHT MIDDLE-Miss C. Wood, Miss E.
Chappel, Mr. C. Crooke and Mr. l. Carter.
LOWER RIGHT-Mr. M. Spangler, Dr.
I. Hopkins, Mrs. M. Cheeseman, Mr,
H. F, Simmonds and Mr. D. Nordberg.
LOWER RIGHT-Mr, C. Dottarar, Mr.
Waits, Mr, Cilloni and Mr. Kincade.
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CAIVI ERA DODOERS
BETTY ANN MURRAY
Missing in Acfion
I, Mary Amoyiza, will my lovely black hair to Manuel Herrero.
I, Miriam Aaoubel, will my ability to draw to A. V. G.
I, Robert Antonioli, will and bequeath my pug nose to Norma Craig.
I, Beverly Blackman, will my fights with Mr. Knowles to any fellow Irishman.
I, Betty Bradley, will and bequeath my ability to blush and my quietness to
I, Corinne Brown, will and bequeath my luscious blonde hair to Ray Silveria.
I, Harry Burke, will and bequeath my Hollywood haircut to Cal Hewes.
I, Betty Cabral, will and bequeath my laugh to Marian Doherty.
I, Glenn Cadwell, will and bequeath the senior dinner to Mr. Grubb if he prof
vides the food.
I, Rosie Carlotto, will and bequeath my ability to type to anyone who thinks
typing is hopeless.
I, KatherinedDaley, will and bequeath some of my shortness to Ina Mae An'
I, Dee De Bernardi, will and bequeath my healthy appearance to Betty and
Barbara Huff, and all others who think they might want it.
I, Elvis Denny, will and bequeath my irrisistible cowlcik to Mr. Doane.
I, Sylvester Diaz, will and bequeath my unvoiced thoughts to certain members
of the faculty.
I, Shirley Dix, will and bequeath my wellfknit physique to Boise Sarto.
I, Beverly Drew, will and bequeath my delightful laugh fheaven help itj to
Mr. Knowles, in the hope that it will lend a more pleasant at'
mosphere to the study hall.
I, Richard Espinosa, will and bequeath my "Blue Bomber' 'fcarj to Mr. Cooke
so he can take over where I left off.
I, Phil Forencich will and bequeath my height to Alex Fucile.
I, Christina Fucile, will and bequeath my knack for sneaking into class after
the bell has rung to the poor kids who always get caught.
I, Joe Garcia, will and bequeath my long wavy hair to Mr. Crooke.
I, Dorothy Gatewood, will and bequeath my good nature to Mr. Wilkins.
I, Ruth Giaya, will and bequeath my beautiful camellias and daphyne to Miss
Wood, who always wants them.
I, Betty Gilbert, of sound mind UQ do hereby will and bequeath my great tal'
ent for drawing to john Summers,
I, Anthony Grcich, will my No. 16 jersey to Vlad Vunovic and my big nose
to "Nips" Rosen.
I, jerry Hall, will my ability to talk fluently in Slav to Mr. Crooke.
, Ozell Hatfield, will and bequeath my freckles and glasses to Virginia Avila.
, Ferne Heitkotter, will and bequeath my ability to eat Swiss steak with a soup
spoon to all those on the end of the line in the cafeteria.
I Dean Holden, will my empty gas tank to someone who can fill it.
I, Carol Holway, will some of my extreme quietness to my brother, Roger.
I Donell Hunter, will and bequeath my love for Geometry to Ina Mae An'
I, Beverly Ingraham, will and bequeath my "wolfish" ability toward men to
my sister, Nona, in the hopes she can use it.
I, Bill jelavich, will my political power to Ray Mathies.
I Ruth Jensky, will and bequeath my ability to copy chemistry successfully to
all the up and coming chemists.
I, Pat jentick, will and bequeath my ability to talk fast and indistinctly to Jay
I Frank Kalic, will and bequeath my "Black Chev" to Max Aitken so he
won't have to walk to school.
I, Betty Kelly, will my straight hair to Georgia Wright.
Dorothy Kirby, will and bequeath my ability to play the piano to Larry
Marjorie Kirkpatrick, will and bequeath my ability to laugh to Mildred
Lynne Klingen, will and bequeath my privilege of living in Los Altos to
all the Mountain View girls and boys.
Bob Lambert, will and bequeath my friendly draft board to Alex Fucile.
Charles Martin, will my ability to go steady to Charles Berryessa.
Genevieve Macias, will my doctor's excuse for gym to anyone who is too
lazy to play.
Rosie Mascardo, will and bequeath my shortness to any boy who has trouble
going through doors.
Beulah Meek, will and bequeath my zoot slacks and high pompadour to Miss
Herta Miller, will and bequeath my fiddle to Mr. Campbell and my "stuf
pidity" to my sister.
Bobby Moore, will and bequeath my ability to get along with women to
Mr. QProf.j Aitken.
Joyce Mrkey, will and bequeath my engagement ring to Alberta Silveria.
Betty Ann Murray, will and bequeath my membership card to Jane Sarto
Felix Nougues, will and bequeath my good UQ standing with Mr. Carter
to Bob Dunshee.
Lucille Nunes, will and bequeath my walk to june Mathias.
Georgette Paris, will and bequeath my ability to get out of Spanish class
to Clayton Roche, who never seems to be able to wangle a pass
from Mr. Rust.
Louis Pelegrini, will my girlffriend Barbara Mooney to George Daniels.
Stella Piazza, will and bequeath my natural curly hair to all girls having
Clarence Piper, will and bequeath my ability to get into trouble to anyone
who thinks he can get away with it.
Florence Pizi, will and bequeath my abiilty to wander out of class to Eva
Pat Redmon, will and bequeath my big baby blue eyes to Fern McDonf
ald so that she can see more that way.
Gerald Rosen will and bequeath my singing ability to Marilyn Endreson.
Dorothy Ann Ruess, will and bequeath the blood that continually rushes to
my face to Betty Dunham.
Wilbur Schnebly, will my ability to do nothing very industrially to Eric
Meta Schultze, will and bequeath my violin to Carl Madison.
Margaret Sharp, will and bequeath my "blushability" to Ernest "Peanuts"
Edward Sinz, will and bequeath my stinginess to no one.
Betty Stepovich will my zoot slacks to Laretia Nelson.
Emily Stevens, will and bequeath my phone number L. A. 4598, to all M.
V. H. S. boys over l8 and not 4F.
Bob Stevens, will and bequeath my crazy legs to Roy Bertorelli.
Carol Taylor, will and bequeath my gold football to any wishful thinker.
Josie Unquera, will and bequeath my bangs to Marion Stevenson.
Ann Vidovcich, will my long eye lashes to anyone who has short ones.
Joan Walters, will and bequeath my bangs to Mr. Aitken.
Ann Yards, will and bequeath my lovely hair to Virginia Avila, and hope
she can keep it as neat as I.
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The Iunior class started the year with a successful dance, "Wintertime"
given to raise money for the Iunior-Senior Prom. Life-size painted skiers, and
snowflakes carried out the theme as decorations.
A good showing was made this year by the Iunior boys on the varsity
teams. Quite a few of them have earned their major block M's. -
After a period of two years, the traditonal Iunior Carnival was again held
at night, with dancing in the gym and concessions on the football field. The
usual laughter and gaiety was characteristic of the spirit of the Carnival.
One could hardly recognize the gym as dancers swayed to the enchanting
strains of music at the Iunior-Senior Prom. Iune 2 was the eventful night
of one of the loveliest Proms held.
Members in C. S. F. are Rose Fucile, Virginia Propst, Ioy Campbell and
The class has been under the able guidance of Mr. Carter and Mr. Doane.
Officers of the class for both semesters, respectively, are President, Dick
Iones: Vice President, Tom Golden: Ray Mathiesg Council Representative,
lack Young, Mary Magius: Secretary, Barbara Grubb, Ioy Campbell: Treas-
urer, Lenore Cornell, Ina Mae Andersong Sergeant at Arms, Ierry Ham-
mond, Louis Beck.
The Sophomores-those "ln-betweensu, neither "green" as the Frosh nor
quite as "Mighty" as the Iuniors-came through the year with much to their
The first event of the year was the annual Freshman Reception, held
October 1. Celebrating the union of the allied countries, the Sophomores ad-
opted the motif, "United Nations." Flags of the various countries were
hung in the gym, and a program of folk dances carried out the general theme.
May 18 was "strictly Sophomore" day when a party was held in the after-
noon and evening. Games, dancing and refreshments provided plenty of fun
Members in C. S. F. were Marian Delp, Iohn Summers, Ellen Erichsen.
Carolina Hobbel, Clayton Roche, Mark Stiver, Byron Geuy and Roberta
The Sophomore sponsor was Miss Caroline Wood, and the class adviser
was Miss Edna Wilbur.
Officers of the class for fall and spring were
President .....................,........................,......... Bob Golden
Vice President .....,..........,............. .....,... H arrison Flick
Council Representative tfalll .,................ Roy Bertorelli
Council Representative Qspringl .......... Richard Saylor
Secretary ..,,rt,............. ,....,.................,.... G eorgia Wright
Treasurer ............,. ................ I ohn Summers
Sergeant at Arms rr,r. ......... S herwood Iackson
This year's Freshman Class showed school spirit by immediately entering
activities, and becoming a part of the school. If the freshmen keep up this
enthusiasm, they should contribute much to this school before they
Initiation was held this year on September 24 with the frosh dressed in
queer-looking garb. Gne hour was put aside during classes, and everyone
went out to the football Held to witness the initiation.
The freshmen had a good time at the reception given in their honor, and
promptly settled down to the routine of high school life. Miss Marie Cal-
laghan and Mr. Iohn Wilkins ably advised this class in its first year of
Unhampered by the upper classmen, these "underpups" had their own day
with games, food, fun, and frolic. The party was held here at school.
Besides playing on the Frosh-Soph football team, many of the boys have
taken an active interest in baseball.
C. S. F. members were Marguerite Hammond and Veronica Szego.
Officers were elected for the entire year, except for Council Representa-
tive. They are President, Bob Cassellag Vice President, Veronica Szego:
Council Representative, Douglas Richardson ffalll, Larry Williford fspringlg
Secretary-Treasurer, Barbara Hixon.
LOVV SHNICDRS: Ten members of this class are grzicluziting in june with
lhe high seniors, 'I'hfg+ citlss has three members in the CSF, they are Corinne
Brown, Put Ienticii, mul I'Xudrey Toiiipkiiis. Frances Camo was elected Coun-
eil l2Cl7l'L'SCIllklliVL' the only officer elected this year.
UJVV IUNIQ DRS: This class though small has had il good share in school
functions. Wit-iiilwzws in KI. 5. F. are Sally Calvo and Nlarjorie Nlason. The
class officezs .ire President, Hob Freeborn: Vice-President, Sully Calvo'
lfouncil Ilepreseiittitixe, Manniel Eseano: Secretary-Treasurer, IVIz1rjorie
Nielson: Swgleuiil .il Arms: Hui Al1lO1'iZil.
LOW SQPHOMQRES: The man shortage has not affected this class
because the ratio is three to one. The boys have been active in Frosh-Soph
football and 30's basketball. Officers elected were President, Fred Besiog Vice
President, Bob Sikesg Council Reprcisentative, Vincent Villasenor: Secretary-
Treasurer, Mary Gamma.
LQVV FRESHMEN: With eyes as big as saucers, and hearts filled with
hope for the day when they will be seniors, the new Frosh entered Mountain
View Union High School. They learned quickly, however, under the able
guidance of Miss Marie Callaghan and Mr, Iohn Wilkins.
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September 24: lust a touch of Freshmen initia-
tion at the start of an eventful year.
November 5: The Eagles emerge victorious
from a hard-fought game at Fremont
with a 2-0 score.
November 5: Welders, machinists, and other
war workers galore punch the time
clock to enjoy the Swing Shift Dance.
Ianuary 12 and 19: Chaplain Barnes and Red
Cross Nurse Sutton open the War Bond
and Red Cross Drives, respectively.
january 21: Mountain View wins a thrill-
packed basketball game with Santa
Ianuary 28: The girls dress up during Sadie
Hawkins week, and become "gallant" to
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Noon Dance sponsored by the Student
March 10: With St. Patrick reigning over the
dancers, the CSF Dance takes place in
April 10: Clean-up Day sponsored by the Stu-
dent Council gives the school a needed
May 17: The "Kiss Booth" is one of the many
novel concessions at the successful
Iune 2: The Iuniors play host to the Seniors at
the beautiful Prom, as the dancers do
june 8: Seniors making their last bow in school
sedately descend the steps to a new and
eventful life. Happy Vacation!
Q BILL jIiLOVICH
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For the first time since Pearl Harbor, the student government was able to undertake
the task of returning student body activities to normal with night dances, increased ath-
letic activity, programs held at night, and the publishing of this yearbook the Blue and
With a returning experienced council headed by re-elected president Bill Ielavich. the
readjusting program was an accomplished success. Although the semester was a very busy
one, the group found time to suggest and expand new ideas. Financially this was the most
outstanding semester in recent years.
Holding the wheel as president for the second semester, Tony Ianovich did an excellent
job and helped make this a line year, The spring council handled the regular business and
was principally interested in school improvements, including a recreational center.
Bill Ielavich .,,V,,....,.K,V,VV.,....,-Y,YY,...... ....,,.. P resident .Vr,. ,,..., T ony Ianovich
Tony l8nOViCll Yff, i,,, V ice President Y,,,, ..t.,,,.,., G erald Rosen
Mary MagillS f .,,,, Secretary ,,,,, ..,,,, B everly lngrahan:
l'3OlU Haynie . W i.,,v,t,,c,,c, Treasurer ......,,.., ....... A nthony Grcich
Gloria Lambert .,V,,Y ....c. A dvertising Manager 7 , ..... Ferne l-leitkotter
Charles Brodie r r lllii Sergeant at Arms ..,c .,i..., B ob Stevens
A1111 Yards ,r,.,.r .r iir.rr Yell Leader ci..,., c ,....cccccc Ann Yards
Sylvester Diaz ,,,, .,,. A nnual Editor ,,,,. ,,,. S ylvester Dia:
FALL SEMESTER: The student council under the leadership of President Bill Ielavich
had to determine school policies for the coming year, handle the increased number of ath-
letic contests and night functions, along with the usual duties handled by the governing body.
SPRING SEMESTER: The second semester was headed by President Tony Ianovich.
His administration proved to be very active, and the business involving school activities was
well carried out. This group also presented new ideas to improve the school.
Under the presidency of Margaret Sharp the girls had
a very active year. Their first project was helping to
welcome the new freshmen on the opening day of school.
The first of the many interesting entertainments at league
meetings consisted of a skit by senior girls impersonating
the freshman girls. Other good programs were talks on
Christmas ideas by Miss Cossman, Miss Munk, and Miss
Heller: and a baseball game between the girls and the
women faculty, greatly assisted by the men, The year's
biggest functions were the Mothers' Tea, the Red Cross
"Swing Shift Dance", and the dance given in conjunction
with the Boys' League. One very interesting program was
given by Mrs. Cheeseman. She gave the girls many help-
ful hints in regard to clothes, poise, and manner ot
speech. She also demonstrated how to stand correctly before a microphone while presentl
a speech or while singing. She then sang a few selections.
The busy year closed with the traditional farewell program for seniors.
The Boys' League is an organization to which all the
boys in the school belong. Its purpose is to develop the
boys into a strong coalition for good sportsmanship and
school spirit. With the aid of Mr. Carter, able sponsor,
and Program Chairman Gerald Rosen, various outside
speakers and athletes were obtained. These programs
provided fine and educational entertainment for the boys.
e of the outstanding programs were the athletic tour-
naments, the first of which was boxing. This program
was preceded by Harry Maloney, who is Director of
Minor Sports at Stanford University. The matches were
refereed by Vic Lindskog, great Stanford athlete. An-
other program that was enjoyed was the talk given by
Lt. lim Crawford on combat flying in Africa. The League
in sponsoring many school affairs such as the very successful Post-War
which was given in April. The officers for the past year were President
President I-laynie: Secretary Morlinig Sergeant at Arms Begley: and Pro-
MR. LDVUARDS, Advisor
KATHISRINIZ DALIJY, lidimr
Bli'I"l'Ii PATHRSON, lfdimr
This year, in spite of many difficulties, the Mountain
Eagle was published once a week. There were many new
features in this year's paper, some of which were With The
Armed Forces, From The Mail Bag, The Round Up, and
Caught Off Guard, New cuts to fit the times were pur-
chased, doing a great deal to liven the paper. Under the
direction of Mr. Harry Edwards, some very promising
journalists were developed,
The staff assignments in the fall and spring, respectively,
were as follows: Adviser, Mr. Harry Edwards: Editors.
Katherin Daley, Betty Patterong Business Manager, Shirley
Dix: Assistant Business Manager, Carol Taylor: Advertis-
ing, Iohn Phillips: File, Carol Taylor: Varsity Sports Edi-
tor, Albert Axell, Harry Burke, Ierry Hall: Frosh-Soph
Sports, Ray Mathiesg Girls Sports, Shirley Dix: Music,
Ioanne Hicks, Betty Cabralg Birthdays, Margaret Poxon,
Pat Norhden, Rose Lablontg Exchange, Mary Amoriza,
BHHU . ..
Under the editorship of Sylvester Diaz, the Blue and
Gray staff was representative of all the activities at Moun-
tain View High School. The group listened to talks by Mr.
Lawrence Tucker, printer, and Mr. Iames Seebree, en-
graver. ln the spring, field trips were taken.
For the first time in the history of Mountain View Union
High School, the Blue and Gray staff was organized as a
class, and the students received credit. There were many
outstanding workers on the staff whose efforts have helped
make this book possible at this unusual time. Special men-
tion should be made of Gordon Martin in photography, and
the art work by Sylvester Diaz, Betty Gilbert, and Miriam
Azoubel. Gloria Lambert was chosen assistant editor and
business manager, and will serve as next year's editor.
The adviser and teacher of the class was Miss Ocea Mc-
Murry. Miss Clio Heller assisted as art critic.
MISS MCMUERY Adviser
SYLVESTER DIAZ Ed t
GLORIA LAMBERT Ass st t
BHHD - UHCHESTRH
The band and orchestra under the direction of Mr. Lyle F. Campbell accompanied many
of our social activities. The school spirit at Mountaiiu View football and basketball games
was greatly increased by the music of the band. The orchestra contributed a musical touch
to the Christmas and Senior plays. Both instrumental sections attended the music festival
in San lose in which all the county schools were represented. Students were able to earn
their emblems by playing at a certain number of performances.The music department con-
cluded its presentations with its participation in the graduation exercises.
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Throughout the year. as one passed the windows of the music room, he heard the melodious
voices of the choir and soloists rehearsing for their gala musicals, In key with the theme
of the month, these programs were presented, which resulted. in colorful Thanksgiving,
Christmas, New Years, and Easter programs. The Kiwanis Club, Odd Fellows, and Wo-
mans' Club of Los Altos and Mountain View were as delighted to see Miss Helen Froeh-
lich's presentations as were the members of the student body. The graduation exercises were
high-lighted by the lovely voices of the members of the choir.
The dramatics class was very for-
tunate in having Miss Laura Shafer
and Miss Eleanor Wagner, student
teachers from Stanford University,
to assist Mr. Edwards in guiding the
work. The class' various efforts were
as follows: Christmas play, "Miracle
for Mary", an awe-inspiring story
of faith: Senior play "Young April",
the trials of the younger generation:
an assembly skit, "Bard at Bakers-
ville High", a hilarious comedy: the
play for the Iunior Carnival, "Mad
Breakfast", a boarding house madcap
happenings: and a skit, "Assorted
Ladies in a Iam", an amusing farce.
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BOTTONI LEFT CIRCLE' going
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RIGHT TOP CORNER, line ref
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C. S. F.
The C. S. F. made a great success of Book Week this year because of the new and
original way of presenting and advertising their annual activity, A Truth or Consequence
program was held between the faculty and students which provided fun and interest for
the assembly, and at the same time showed the value of the knowledge of books.
Mzirch tenth was the date for the C. S. F. dance, which was held in "The Land of Erin".
as Saint Patrick reigned over the dancers.
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Members and their friends were in attendance at the annual banquet, which again was
a very enjoyable affair.
Everyone agreed that the federation was well represented in all the four classes of the
school. The sponsors were Miss Munk and Mr. Carter.
Beginning the year with a new sponsor, Miss Clio Heller, the club went to several art ex-
hibitions. Later, they voted in new members, and had an initiation, complete with fun and
laughs. All through the year, these students were helpful in making posters, programs and
settings for school activities.
Top. G. Paris, S. Diaz, B.
Blackman. Miss C. Hcllvr.
' Lower. ff Fuc.ilc, B, Gilhcrt,
F. Hcitkotitcr and j. Campbell.
Standing. D. Humor, P. Daley,
J. Lowc. L. YVillifurd and Miss
Seated Right. Miss Evans, J.
Bender and C. Brodie.
Seated Left. M. Aitkm, :mtl M.
Next Row, Luft. L. Beclgj.
Hamnmml, R. Hall, D, Gmff,
B, Dunshcc and j. Sarto.
Front Row. N. Campbell, R,
Van Tilburg, D. Fcrguson. Al.
Price, H. Vhsichcrt, M. Remar-
izi, B. Holden and F. Srcly.
With a large membership, the club in many ways helped school activities. In one project,
the group assisted in collecting pictures for this yearbook, Many interesting trips were
taken to add to the students' knowledge of photography. Sponsors were Miss Clio Heller,
Miss Dorothy Evans, and Mr. Malcom Aitken.
BUHDS HND '...
The War Bond Committee. under the spon
sorship of the California Scholarship Federa
tion, was organized in 1942. Since then an en
viable record has been maintained in stimulat
ing the sale of stamps and bonds. The Treas
ury Minute Man Flag has been flying contin
ually since it was obtained in April, 1943.
This year the committee composed of Dorothy
Ann Ruess, Katherine Daley, and Christina
Fucile has been counciled by Mrs. Deene L.
Downey. Miss Edna Wilbur and Mr. Edward Loggi, gilligglfm
Blalock have assisted in the publicity and sta-f
tistical departments, respectively. The high goal of 525,000 was set for this school year. Up
to March 21, 517,595.65 worth of stamps and bonds had been sold. To express their senti-
ments, the pupils purchased 53,000 worth of bonds and stamps on December 7. The spirit
displayed by the students in this particular drive and in the weekly sales is indicative of
the patriotism and sincere desire of the boys and girls of this school to aid the war effort.
BUUS Ill SERVICE
Burke, Edmund L.
Carr, Robert Ernest
Culler, Richard A.
wk Foland, Neil
Garcia, Iohn A.
Garliepp, William C.
Graham, Harry C.
Harmon, Mayfield A.
Heying, Arnold F.
Holt, Warren G.
Isadore, Iohn F.
Lopez, Ton M.
f May, Vincent
Mockbee, Earl H.
Moore, Charles M.
Paullus, Floyd N,
Randall, Iohn H.
ARMY AIR CORPS
Eaton, Thomas -
if Nordburg, David
Van Dyne, Scott
Van Voert, Richard L.
Diaz, Sylvester ULD
ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
W. A. C.
It was our first night game in two
years. Blue and White pom-poms, rooters'
caps, and the prominent display of school
colors told of the spirit at M. V. U. H ,S.
New yells presented to the student
body by the Pep Club were given with
fighting force by the enthusiastic students,
who were eager to cheer the team on to
This is an example of the excellent
work that was done by the Pep Club this
The purpose of this organization was to
C. Brodie, Miss Evans, G, Paris and B. Drew
arouse spirit among the students and keep
a continuous atmosphere of good sportsmanship throughout the school.
The sponsor of the Club was Miss Dolly Evans, who encouraged the 'ikidsn when delea
The officers were as follows: President, Beverly Drew: Vice-President, Georgette Paris
Secretary, Stella Piazza: Business manager, Chuck Brodie.
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The Block M Society was reorganized this year through the efforts of the fall student
body administration, Main objectives of the Block M are to handle any questions brought
up concerning athletics in school, to better interschool relations, and to increase interest in
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This year the school has contributed generously to the local Red Cross Chapter. Since
each of the teachers submitted projects to his classes, it was not long before canes, ash
trays, and games were donated to nearby hospitals to brighten the stay while there of so
many of our boys in service. At an assembly, Lieutenant Gertrude Sutton, of Bataan fame,
and Procurement Lieutenant for Army Nurses, L. Iorgenson, told of the duties and respon-
sibilities of the Red Cross Nurse. Miss Caroline Wood was sponsor, and Emily Stevens
was the school representative.
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In preparation for future years, thirty-five freshman and sophomores eagerly turned out
to learn the fundamentals and gain experience in football. Under the coaching of Nort
Thornton, athletic instructor, the young gridders were molded into one of the strongest
light-weight teams in the valley.
The "Eaglets" went through the pigskin campaign of five games with four victories and
one scoreless deadlock. They were not scored upon during the entire season. The Frosh-
Sophs showed strong offensive power, racking up sixty-six points against their opponents,
while being very strong defensively.
Coach Nort Thornton gave all the boys numerous opportunities to participate in the
games. ln that way the gridders gained the necessary experience in rough-and-tumble inter-
school competition, that will enable them to become varsity material in future years.
Ray Mathias, versatile quarterback, was outstanding as signal caller, runner, and team
leader. The entire squad showed promising ability, and fine sportsmanship, and should be
a definite asset to the strong Eagle grid teams of the future.
Mountain View 17 Palo Alto
Mountain View l-1 Bellarmine
Mountain View O Santa Clara
Mountain View 25 Burlingame
Mountain View l-l Sequoia
COACH C. HEWES
Using the now famed "T" formation for the first time, the Mountain View Eagles tied
for the SCVAL championship by winning two encounters, tying one, and losing one.
The opening of the grid season found the Eagles with a new coach, Cal Hewes, and a
squad with only a few returning lettermen, the rest of the squad being green. However, as
the weeks progressed the gridders showed definite improvement and when the final week
rolled around, the Eagles were leading the league with two victories and a tie, But in the
final game the high flying Eagles were upset 18-12 by Los Gatos in a hectic game which was
climaxed by flying fists and broken goal posts.
Qui' inexperienced team lost its first practice game to South City, 7-2, but came back the
following week to battle Palo Alto to a scoreless deadlock. Then Menlo C. handed the
Eagles a 13-7 defeat.
The Eagles showed surprising strength ag ainst Campbell in the first league game of the
season, but after having two touchdowns called back in the initial quarter, the Eagles could
gain only a 7-7 deadlock. Mountain View then defeated Santa Clara, 7-O, in a night tilt be-
fore a large crowd. With the title nearer in sight, the Eagles beat their neighboring rivals,
Fremont, 2-0, in a tough game, but the following week the Eagles were beaten by Los Gatos
in the season's crucial game.
The San lose News placed three Eagles on their All-Valley Eleven, Eagle gridders mak-
ing the All-Star Team were Bill Ielavich, center: Ray Morlini, end: and Rod Richardson,
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At the first of the year, prospects for a potential title in the thirties seemed bright, with
returning veterans and numerous newcomers on the squad: but as the season progressed, the
young Eagles found tough competition, and wound up the season by winning half of their
eight league encounters,
Coach Thornton did his best to develop a consistantly smooth-functioning team. When
the lightweights were on the beam, they were hard to beat.
Ray Mathias, forward, was high scorer for the team, while Vic Rodrigo, guard, stood out
defensively, Uthers rounding out the more frequent starting combination included Ioe Gar-
cia, center: George Geraci, forward: Ioe Marvin, guard. The second team consisted of Ivan
Voivoda and Frank Elices, forwards: Vic Bellomo, center: Doug Richardson and lay Hop-
' Scores of the thirties round-robin
schedule are as follows: M.V. 22f
Campbell llp M.V. 16'-Campbell 27:
lVl.V. 2lf-San lose Tech 24: M.V. 27
fASan lose Tech 175 M. V. 20-fSanta
Clara 28: M.V. 23----Santa Clara 381
M.V. 34vFremont 233 and a forfeit by
Winning all their games in the round robin league schedule, the high flying Eagle var-
sity won the modified wartime S. C .V. A. L. basketball championship. Cal flewes, cage
mentor, did an outstanding job of coaching, and the team's success was largely due to his
The Eagles were the tallest team in the valley until mid-season, with Manny Escano and
Ierry Hall, forwards: Captain Tony Ianovich, center: Al Axell and Bill Ielavich, guards.
The teams average height was six feet one inch, but in mid-season it dropped when diminu-
tive Bob Moore replaced Ielavich, who left the team,
Captain Tony Ianovich, star veteran eager, who was strong defensively, led the team in
scoring wth one hundred and one points in seven league games.
The Eagles defeated their opponents
by the following scores: Campbell, 27-
14 and 36-25: San lose Tech, 26-17 and
39-28g Santa Clara, 27-25 and 39-14,
Fremont, forfeit and 79-17. Los Gatos
forfeited their two games. In a post sea-
son game the high-flying Eagles were
downed by Monterey, Coast Counties
Champs, in a thrill-packed game, 32-29.
DIHHIUHD - RING
Boxing champions: 115 pounds, Tom Golden: 125 pounds, Ernie Rodrigo: 135
pounds, Angelo, 145 pounds, Chuck Martin, 155 pounds, Bill Ielavich: heavyweight,
Wrestling Champions: 105 pounds, Weichert, 115 pounds, Nlarencog 125 pounds,
Ernie Rodrigo: 135 pounds, Bob Golden: 145 pounds, King: 155 pounds, Ioe
Perez: 165 pounds, Mena, 175 pounds, Bob Saylorz heavyweight, Grcich.
THHCH - CUUHT
Decreasing interest in track along with the absence of returning strength on the
cinder path made it a difficult task to field a strong team. With transportation
hardships permitting few meets, all eyes were focused on the all-important Valley
Meet as the Blue and Gray went to press. Cal Hewes was the coach.
Under the guidance of Cal Hewes, the 1944 tennis team hopes to ride the road
to Victory and uphold Mountain View's standing for developing fine net teams.
Veterans returning from last year's squad included Mathias, Escano, Geraci,
and Freeborn. At press time no matches have been played,
Ii. H. H.
OFFICERS-The Girls' Athletic Associ--
ation started the new season with a new
corps of officers elected at the end of the
term last year. Although both the physi-
cal education teachers, Miss Dorothy
Evans and Miss Eva Munk, were new
at Mountain View Union High School,
the officers worked with them and the
program was decided for this season.
Plans were mapped carefully to please
everyone, which resulted in a large turn-
out for G. A. A. this year. Speedball was
a new sport introduced to G. A. A.
Although there were many eligible peo-
ple for offices, the following girls were
elected: President, Beverly Drew: Vice
president, Noel Thompson: Secretary.
MANAGERS The G, A. A. managers should receive special praise this year for their ex-
cellent efforts in girls' sports. Although it was difficult at the beginning of the year because
both the physical education teachers were new at Mountain View, the season was soon
The managers for the seven sports were as follows: Georgette Paris, tennis: Stella Piazza
softhallg Doris Wilson, basketball: Ann Yards, volleyballg Rosie Carlotta, badminton: Ioyce
Mrkey, swimming: Audrey Tompkins, speedballg and Barbara Rhodes, archery.
'AThirtyfall," UService", were familiar sounds heard from the tennis courts as C. A. A. rac-
queters swung into action last fall. Twenty-two girls came out for the sport which was ably
managed by Georgette Paris. Beginners learned racquet technique, and the more experienced
players had ample practice to improve their game.
Under the management of Stella Piazza, softball took the place of swimming in the fall
this year, instead ol spring, because an epidemic prevented the use of the pool. Twenty-four
girls signed up for a good season of ball playing. The girls met twice a week on the school
"Block that shot!" "Guard her!" "Shootl" were the shouts that were heard from the gym
any Wednesdaiy afternoon during the G. A. A. basketball season,
Although only twenty girls came out, two teams were formed, and for eight weeks fast
and furious games were played. Doris Wilson was manager.
Twenty boys and fifty-two girls signed up lor co-educational volleyball this year. Under
the management of Ann Yards, new ways of ball handling and game rules were made a part
of the activities. Four teams were chosen and each outdid the other in showing outstanding
The archery season, which opened in the middle of April, proved to he very successful.
l3arlnara Rhodes was the manger of the seventy-five girls who came to try their aim.
Throughout the season contests were held once a week, and the girls developed great skill.
i , ,,,,
Because of an epidemic last fall, the swimming season was not opened until spring. Man-
ager Ioyce Nlrkey, did an excellent job. Seventy girls came out to practice. After a few
weeks, teams were chosen and thrilling and exciting meets were held with plenty of fun
This year aliout twenty girls reported for badminton practice. Ir has long been a popular
activity in the school and was well received under the management of Rosie Carlotta. Six
matches were played during the threevweek season, which was too short according to the
This year speedhall was instituted as ri G. A. A. sport. Fifty-six girls came out to prac-
tice. Under tlie management of Audrey Tompkins, the season proved to he very successful.
Fast and furious games were played once a week. resulting in skinned knees and knuckles.
Graduating Class of '44
souTH FIRST sr.
S A N J O S E,
I. V. MANFREDI
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