Nordhoff High School - Topa Topa Yearbook (Ojai, CA)
- Class of 1951
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Published by the
NORDHOFF UNION HIGH SCHOOL
This is the end of another school year, The senior class looks
forward to graduation and the rest of the student body to three
months of summer vacation.
This past year has brought swift and terrible changes to the
lives of millions of the Earth's people. The coming year seems
grimly uncertain to us on this beautiful June day. Createldlin
such times, the 1951 Topa Topa has tried to capture some of fthe
spirit and happiness that have combined to leave us witlil un-
forgettable memories of our school.
We hope that you will find in the following pages a complete
record of the big and little things that have made up your school
year at Nordhoff Union High School.
THIS BOOK CONTAINS
The Staff a'ea'icateJ the 1951 Topa Topa to the voters
of the Ojai Valley whose action thi! year will create a
greater high Jchool in yearf to come.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Money matters and monthly meetings
occupy five active board members' time.
They are responsible for keeping the
school running smoothly and under the
guidance of President Basil McGann they
have done a very commendable job
Left to right: Mrs. Lenadore Busch, Clerk, Mrs. O. P.
Gates, Mr. H. A. Bliss, Mr. B. A. McGann, President, Mr.
Glwyn S. Chase, Mr. Rudolph H. Drewes, District Super-
A few members of the faculty en
joying lunch in the Home Eco
nomics dining room.
TO THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1951
Writing a message to a departing class
of Seniors is very difficult because it is
so easy to be trite. It seems unfortunate
that you should graduate in such inse-
cure times. However, perhaps because of
the challenge of this period you may
go farther than you might otherwise.
I feel you who have tried in school have been well grounded in general education, and
you should be able to handle almost any situation you may meet. Some of you unfor-
tunately will probably have to learn certain facts of life the hard way. Specifically, if
you believe that, "it is who you know and not what you know" then you will have to
discover for yourself the fallacy of that statement through hard experience. Actually in
life there is no substitute for hard work, knowledge and honesty. If you accept this and
apply it I cannot see how you can help but succeed in whatever you may undertake.
It has been a pleasure to work with the class these past four years. You have been
cooperative and friendly and have made me feel that we were friends, so it is with re-
gret that I see you go.
RUDOLPH H. DREWES
ing in his cabinet.
Mr. Taylor, Vice Principal look-
Univ. of British Columbia
At Nordhoff for 12 years
Mnlb, Eronomirf, Civics
MISS CONSTANCE TERRY
Univ. of Calif. at Santa Barbara
At Nordhoff for 4 years
Englifh, Sofia! Scienre
Univ. of Calif. at Los Angeles
At Nordhoff for 1 year
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MISS ELIZABETH HARRIS
Univ. of Wasliingtcmn
At Nordhoff for 14 years
At Nordhoff for 26 years
MISS RUTH GOODSELL
Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley
At Nordhoff for 5 years
History, Gvograplyy, Spfmifla
Univ. of Calif. at Santa Barbara
At Nordhoff for 1 year
Art, Sofia! Srience
MISS MARGORIE FRASER
Univ. of Calif. at Los Angeles
At Nordhoff 2 years
Shorthand, Typing. Bookkeeping
jordan College of Music
At Norclhoff for 2 years
Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley
At Nordhoff for 22 years
Univ. of Calif. at Berkeley
At Nordhoff for 17 years
Social Srienre, Hirlory
MRS. ELSIE MINGER
Univ. of So. Calif.
At Nordhoff for 22 years
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At Nordhoff for 7 years
MRS. DORIS WENTWORTH
Univ. of California at Berkeley
At Norclhoff for 16 years
Univ. of California at Santa Barbara
At Nordhoff for 3 years
Printing, Mathematic.r, Tennis, Mech.
BILLY j. O'DELL
At Nordhoff 1 year
IV Foothall, Barkethall, Bafehall,
Englirh, Social Science, G e n e r al
MRS. ALDANA GLOVER
At Nordhoff 2 years
Physical Education, Social Science
Univ. of Southern California
At Nordhoff 3 years
Phyrica! Education, Mathematics
At Nordhoff for l year
At Nordhoff for 1 year
At Nordhoff for 8 years
At Nordhoff for 7 years I
JEAN RAMEY madly
At Norclhoff for 7 years
At Nordhoff for 9 years
MRS. ELIZABETH COOK
At Nordheff for 2 years
MRS. DORIS SARGEANT
At Nordlaoff for 2 years
MRS. HELEN LEWIS
Berkeley Public Health
At Nordhoff for 4 years
Senior President, jr. Judge 3,
GAA 5, 4, Representative 4g Let-
terwoman 4, Vice President 4g
Dramatics 4g Entered 3.
Senior Secretary Topa Topa Staff
4g Dramatics 3, 49 Letterwoman
5, 45 GAA 2, 3, 4: Editor-im
Chief, Ranger Record 4g Projec-
tionist 3, 4.
Senior Vice President, Scholar-
ship 2, 52 Football 2, 3, 43
Class Vice President 2, 3, 43
Baseball 3, 4, Sigma Mu 3, 4.
Senior Representative, Baseball
3, 45 Senior Play Usher 53 Grad-
uation Usher 3: Dance Commit-
tee 4g Entered 3.
senior memories . ..
If we reach far back in our memories to, say, 1945, we will see the seventh graders
who have just joined Nordhoff High. They have elected jimmy Stockton as class Presi-
dentg Marjorie Rhine, Vice Presidentg Harry Hunt, Secretary-Treasurerg and Alice
Varnedoe, Representative. Their class advisors are Miss Michaeli and Mr. Bishop.
The eighth graders, by way of welcoming the new students have given them a
welcome party at Camp Comfort.
Now things get a little clearer and we find the seventh graders have become eighth
graders. Besides being now the "upperclassmen" of the junior High the eighth graders
elected new class officers. Ruth Moeschler was Presidentg Del Loban, Vice President,
joan Kettenburg, Secretaryg and Barry Sutherland, Representative. The class advisors
were Mr. Bishop, Mr. Taylor, and, another change had taken place, Miss Michaeli was
now Mrs. Van Buskirk.
A small group of thespians proved their worth in the seventh-eighth grade Christ-
mas play, "The Toy Shop," given exclusively to the junior High.
We also remember, with a few misgivings, the eighth grade skating party on janu-
The outstanding class athletes were: Harold Bangs, Warren Henry, Bill Kosub, Ralph
Rich and Allen Sullivan.
Having started their Freshman year off right with an informal "Introduction" party
in the gym on September 20, the "class of '51," as they were now calling themselves,
elected Barry Sutherland as class Prexy with Mary Thorpe as Vice Presidentg Cora
Hamby, Secretary, and Nathan Shoemaker, Representative. The class advisor was Mr.
They brought some worthy contributions with them in the form of Rangerettes,
Chorus, Projectionists and Scholarship Society members. And, of course, they didn't get
through their 'Frosh' year until they had had several class parties.
Beginning the long climb upward we now find the "class of '51" as Sophomores and
rapidly being recognized as a credit to Nordhoff. Again class elections were held, the
lucky ones being johnny Ball, President, john Dawn, Vice Presidentg Marjorie Rhine
Secretaryg and Barbara Weeks, Representative. Their class advisor was Miss Ruth
Being very busy with California History, Geometry and Spanish II they didn't have
their first party until November 3, which was a skating party held jointly with the
juniors. On February 1, they had another skating party which ended with a Weiner
roast at the school.
A The 'class of 'Sl' really came into its own with the Sophomore Spring Formal on
pri 8. It was a huge success.
JOHN BALL HAROLD BANGS
ASB Vice President, Class Presi- Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball
dent 2, 3g Football 2, 3, 4, Bas- 3, 43 Tennis 2, 3, 4, Dramatics
ketball 1, 2, 5, 43 Outstanding 4g Chorus 1, 2, Dance Commit-
Player 33 Baseball 1, 3, 45 Track tee 1, 43 P- E- AS5iStal'lf 4-
33 Dramatics 3, 4.
GAA 1, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 4,
Usher Senior Play, Dance
mittee 2, 3.
Tennis 45 Baseball 4, Band
JANET BENSON NORMAN BRACAMONTES
Chorus 1, 43 FBLA 4, GAA 1, 23 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain
Dance Committee 2, 3. 3g Tennis 4.
Boa BROWN JIMMY Buscl-i
Football 2, 35 FFA lg Stage Projectionist 2, Stage Crew 3, 4.
Juniors at last! What memories we have
of that year. john Ball was chosen class
Prexy and john Dawn, Vice Prexy. There
was a new Secretary though, Carolyn Hat-
cher and a new class Representative, Ray
Price. The class advisor was Mr. David
That year there were new, fascinat-
ing classes to attend, like Chemistry, and
Biology. Also there was the distinction of
class rings which naturally outshone any
other class rings before them. There was
another skating party, held in Nov. and
another dance to give. The "Valentine
Dance": everyone thoroughly enjoyed
going to it.
But, now, don't you remember the jun-
ior Play, "Nothing But the Truth," on
May 13-14, directed by Miss Constance
Terry? It was a wonderful play with a
wonderful cast and was enthusiastically
received by the public.
Sr. Editor Topa Topa, Schol-
arship 2, 3, 4, Commission-
er of Welfare 4g Letterwoman
3, 4, GAA 2, 3, 4, Dramatics
3, 4, Ranger Record Staff, Sig-
ma Mu 3, 4.
Topa Topa Sports Ed., Var-
sity Football Manager 4, Sigma
Mu 3, 45 Basketball Statistician
4, Ranger Record Staff, Stage
Scholarship 1, 2, 3, 4, President
3, Letterwoman 3, 4, Projection-
ist 2, 3, 4, Dramatics 3, 43
Sigma Mu 3, 4, Bus. Mgr. Topa
Topa 4g Ranger Record Staff.
Electrician 3: Entered 3.
GAA 2, 3, 4, Library help 1, 2,
3, 4, Usher Sr. Play 43 FHA
3, 4, Student Store 39 Served
Dinners for Home Ec.
Letterwoman 3 4 Dramatics 4 Chief Proiectionist 4 Pro ettion-
3 FA 1 3 4
Topa Staff 4 GAA 3 3 4 Dance Vice President 3 Bankers Award
Letterman 2, 3, 43 Football 2, 3,
43 Baseball 1, 3, 43 Tennis 23
Stage Crew 43 Chorus 33 FFA lg
Dance Committee 3, 4.
GAA 1, 2, 3, 4, Point Secretary
43 Letterwoman 2, 3, 43 Dramatics
43 Student Store 33 Stage Set-
ting 3, 4g P. E. Assistant 4g
Dance Committee 2, 3.
GAA l, 2, 3, 43 l.etle1'wnman 3.
4, Vice President 3, President 43
Sigma Mu 3, 43 Topu Topa Staff
43 Ranger Record Stuff3 Dru-
Scholarship 43 Letterwoman 3,
43 Sigma Mu 3, 43 Orchestra 1,
2, 43 Commissioner of Publicity
43 Dramatics 3, 43 Topa Topa
Staff 43 GAA 1, 2, 3, 4.
PAULINE Gooo SHARON GRAY
Store 43 Publicity Manager Sr. ord Staff3 Chorus 43 FHA 4
Play 43 Dance Committee 2, 33 Usher Sr. Play 43 Dance Com
1 Chorus 1. mittee 4.
Remember the hamburgers the "Class of 51" served the "Class of 50" at the annual
end-of-the-year junior-Senior Barbecue? They expected steak, but we surprised them.
The hamburgers were delicious and the Class of '50 had to admit that they had had
a good time.
The outstanding athletes of the junior class that year were John Ball, who received
the "Most Outstanding Basketball Player of 1950" award, John Dawn, Harold Bangs,
Harry Hunt, Bill Luttrell, Norman Bracamontes, Del Loban, Larry Shaw and Allen
At last, Seniors! Upperclassmen. The long-awaited peak has at last been reached.
"Dearie, do you remember?"
Having lost john Ball to the ASB Vice Presidency, this year we chose Carol West as
class President3 john Dawn, Vice President, Marcia Anderson, Secretaryg and Ted Baer,
Representative. Mr. Drewes is class advisor.
According to custom the seniors had their Beach Party, held at the first of the year,
and every senior will tell you that they had a wonderful time despite the sandy Cokes
and hot dogs.
DAVID GUINN Com HAMBY
Stage Crew 3 GAA 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice President 3,
President 43 Letterwoman 5, 43
Sigma Mu 3, 43 Dramatics 3, 43
Ranger Record Staffg Topa Topa
Staff 43 Class Sec. 1.
CAROLYN HATCHER RICHARD HAYS
Cheerleader 43 Letterwoman 33 Basketball 13 Baseball 13 Track
43 GAA 1, 2, 3, 43 Dramatics 33 3, 43 Talent Show 33 Usher Sr.
Ranger Record Staff: Class Sec. Play 43 Stage Crew 2, 3, 4.
33 Sigma Mu 3, 43 Dance Com-
mittee 2, 3.
GAA 1, 2, 3, 43 Letterwoman 3, GAA 3, 43 Letterwoman 3, 4'
43 Ranger Record Staff3 Student Topa Topa Staff 43- Ranger Rec-
Letterman 2, 3, 4, Football 1, 2,
3, 4, Track 2, 3, 4g Baseball 23
Dance Committee 1, 2, 3g Tennis
1, 2, 3, 4g Class Representative 1.
FFA 4, Chzurman of Noon Mov-
ies 45 Chairman of Community
Service 43 Entered 4.
VIRGINIA HIGGENBOTHAM LORRAINE HUNSAKER
Letterwoman 3, 45 GAA 1, 2, 3, FHA 4, GAA 3, 4, Student Store
43 Dramatics 3, 4, FHA 3, 45 43 Head Usher Sr. Play 45 Usher
Sigma Mu 3, 43 Ranger Record Jr. Play 35 Ranger Record Staff
Chorus 43 Entered 3.
Projectionist 2, 3, 4, Assistant
Chief Projectionist 4, Sec.-Treas-
urer FFA 3, Stage Crew 4, En-
Scholarship 1, 2, 3, 4, Boys' State
3, Projectionist 1, 2, 3, 4, Presi-
dent 4g Statistician 3, 4g Stage
Manager 1, 2, 3, 43 Sigma MII
DELL LOBAN BILL LUTTRELL
Letterman 43 Football 1, 4, Cap- Football 3, 4g Letterman 3, 43 B'
tain 4g Football King 43 Basket- Chorus 3, 4g Dramatics 3, 4, P.
ball 43 Track 3, 4g Baseball 3, 4g E. Assistant 43 Entered 3.
P. E. Assistant 4.
Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball
13 Baseball 2, 43 Letterman 43
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 43 Chorus 1,
. 23 Stage Crew 3, 4.
GAA 2, 3, 4g Letterwoman 3, 43
Scholarship 3, 43 FHA 3, 4, Pres.
33 Commissioner of Finance 43
Topa Topa Staff 43 Ranger Rec-
ord Staffg Dramatics 4.
ROBERT Monuzv CHARLES NEU1-mus
Topa Topa Editor-in-Chief 43 ASB President 43 Dramatics 3,
Ranger Record Staffg Track 3, 43 43 Football 2, 33 Baseball Mgr.
Basketball 43 Letterman 43 Sigma 3: Dance Committee 2, 3: Ten-
Mu 3, 43 Entered 3. nis 43 Sigma Mu 43 Projectionist
2, 3, 4.
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HOMER NICHOLS MAR 1011112 RHINE
Football 2, 3: Basketball 1, 2, 3g GAA 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Secre-
Baseball lg Tennis 1, 2, 3, 43 tary 2, Rangerettes 2, FHA 3, 4,
Letterman 3, 43 Orchestra 1, 2, Vice President 4, Dramatics 4.
3, 45 Chorus 3, 4,
RALPH RICH REBECCA SARATE
Letterman 3, 4g Football 3, 4g Letterwoman 4, GAA 1, 2, 3, 43
Most Valuable, lst all League, Stage Setting 3, 4g P. E. Assist-
Co-Captaing lst all League Basket- ant 4.
ball 45 Track 3, 4, Baseball 3, 4.
LARRY SHAW NATHAN SHOEMAKER
Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball 3,
4, Baseball 1, 3, 43 Track 3, 4,
Letterman 3, 4, President 45
Sigma Mu 3, 45 Commissioner of
Letterman 3, 43 Sigma Mu 3, 4
Class Representative lg Publici
ty Manager 3, Projectionist 3
4, Tennis 2, 3, 43 Basketball 2
33 Dance Committee 2, 3.
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IERRY' STALLINGS MAE STANFORD
Stage Crew 4. Letterwoman 3, 4, GAA 2, 3, 4,
Proiectionist 3, 4, FHA 3, 4g
Dramatics 3, 43 FHA Treasurer
'Papa' Drewes and 'Little Papa' Taylor chaperoned this party. Next came the Hallo-
we'en Dance, an informal dance sponsored by the Seniors, and which was a very good
For a small group of hard-working Senior actors the main event of the year was
the Senior Play "Little Women." This well-known story of Louisa May Alcott's was
done very well and was heartily received by an admiring public.
The most outstanding Senior athletes this last year were john Ball, Ralph Rich,
"Outstanding Football Player of 1949,,' Del Loban, Harold Bangs, john Dawn, Larry
Shaw, Harry Hunt, Dick Fegenbush, and Allen Sullivan.
In the Spring there was held a swimming party which was enjoyed very much by the
Seniors attending it and they all proved that even after a long winter's rest they weren't
out of practice.
Then came that never-to-be-forgotten end of the Senior year. Those wonderful hec-
tic days. From the day after graduation all we have left of Nordhoff are memories.
ALLEN SULLIVAN ALICE VARNEDOE
Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Letterm Scholarship 43 Letterwoman 3
3, 4, P. E. Assistant 4, Basket- 4, Secretary 43 GAA 1, 2, 3, 4
ball 1, Chorus 1. FHA 3, 4, Reporter-Historian 4
Sigma Mu 3, 4, Rangerette 1
2, Projectionist 3, 4.
KENNETH WALTERS BARBARA WEEKS
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball ASB Secretary 41 GAA 1, 2, 3.
Mgr. 4g Dance Committee 2, 4, Secretary 4: Letrerwoman 3,
3, 4, 43 Dramatics 3, 4: Topa Topa
3, 4, Assistant Editor 4, Ran-
ger Record Editorg Proiection-
ist 3, 4.
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'Whcw! I'm glad that's over,"
sighed junior Prexy Bob Mathews,
referring to the confusion over the
junior rings. The rings were just
one of the many important events
during the year for the Class of '52,
Their play and dance met with suc-
cess. During the year they had sev-
eral parties and wound up with the
annual junior-Senior Barbecue.
Left to right: James Hunt, vice-president, Mr. Davis, ad
visor, Bob Mathews, president, Peggy Robertson, secre
taryg Bob Boehme, representative.
First row: Billie jean Burgess, Leon Bracamontes, Bob Boehme, Sharon Bliss, Clell Bixlcr, George
Biswell, George Biggers, Ernie Acosta.
Second row: Don Ellis, Karen Dunning, Don Dowd, Ginger Dollar, Roy Dimmiclc, Roy Cole
Don Claypool, jerry Clausen, Bruce Bush.
Third row: Roberta Foster, Dorothy Firebaugh, Ronnie Fitzgerald, Jackie Fullerton, jewel Gilham
First row: Charles johnson, Reva Hunter, james Hunt, Marylin Hummel, Carol Hougeson, Diane
Hill, Sylvia Hicks, Marylin Herman, jack Hays.
St-tond row: Gilbert MtKnigl1t, Gusta Lundine, Susie Lopez, Bob Lopez, Mel Lewis, Eleanor
Krahiel, Marlene Kosub, Don Kirkpatrick, Bob johnson.
Third row: Nancy Novaclc, Bill Mushaney, Kathryn Moore, Barbara Miller, Bob Mathews, Pat
First row: james Showman, Don Rodriguez, Robbie Robison, Peggy Robertson, Irla Rash, Ruth
Pritchard, john Pool, Lloyd Phelps, George Osuna.
Second row: Lee White, Shiela West, Morris XVeeks, Edward VanWinlcle, Charlotte Taylor, Terry
Story, Valkyrie Steele, Glenn Simmons.
Third row: Wilberta Young, Norma Worthan, Barbara Wingate, Wayne Wingate.
Tommy Russell, president, is at the wheel with vice-presi-
dent Buzz Krieger and secretary Dot Rodriguez for his
passengers. Representative Pat Loughboro and sponsor
Miss Goodsell are alongside.
Vigorous, full of life, spirit, and ideas,
this was the Sophomore class of '5l.
Headed by class President Tommy Rus-
sell these underclass men showed ability
in sports, activities, and studies.
Sponsoring the spring formal and class
parties, their enthusiasm will long be
remembered at N.U.H.S.
TALENT AND ABILITY,
First row: Bob Bement, Bruce Beaton, Marcella Baugh, Elizabeth Barraza, Donald Bangs, Bud
Baer, Dick Atkinson, james Alley, Elaine Acosta.
Second row: Larry Cooper, Dixie Cook, Margaret Cook, Don Claypool, Gregg Churchill, Virgil
Cecil, Mary Casey, Grant Byers, Homer Brigham, Don Blagg.
Third row: jack Fennel, Carole Durkee, Mickey Driskell, Glennis Downey, Ralph Donathan,
Paul Dieges, jean Deverick, Lydia delaTorre.
First row: Mae Henry, Richard Guggenmos, jonathan Greene, john Gray, Bob Getman, Frank
Gage, Eugene Frank, john Forster, Lance Fletcher, Walter Finn.
Second row: Richard jones, james jones, Leon jackson, Norma Hunter, Caroline Hubbard, Peter
Homer, Benny Horner, Richard Hiser, Nancy Hiser, Juanita Hines.
Third row: Melvin Mushaney, Thomas Morley, Roy Messer, Betty McClellan, Pat Loughboro,
Forest Lees, Allen Kreiger, Larry King.
Rear: Charles Casey, Don Maloney.
First row: Eddie Russell, Donna Russell, Dorothy Rodriguez, Beatrice Rodriguez, Alfred Robert-
son, Dee Rhine, Noreen Pugh, joelyn Pool, James Powell.
Second row: Luana Vonderembs, Shirley Tonkinson, Roberta Tindle, Beverly Thompson, jerry
Tait, Donna Swanson, joan Stevens, Leslie Smith, Lorraine Sawyer, Tommy Russell.
Third row: Donna Younglove, J. D. Woolwine, Pat Wilson, Harriet Wilson, Ken Williams,
Lela Williams, jerry White, Marvin Werber, Reaford Wear.
Left to right: Mr. Roller, advisor, Shirley
Bangs, representative, Ingrid Taylor,
president, Tom Cable, vice-president and
Barbara Barclay secretary.
Their first year in Senior High found the Freshman class of '51 showing remarkable
talent in everything they have attempted. They leave behind them a successful year at
Nordhoff. This class is the largest in Nordhoff's history and shows great promise for
the next three years.
First row: Tom Cable, Ronnie Busby, james Burgess, john Brock, Robert Bise, Ben Barraza,
Barbara Barclay, Shirley Bangs, Richard Ayers, Dick Arellanes.
Second row: Sara Evans, Diane Dunn, Barbara Dorei, Judy Dewing, Gary Cook, Ned Coe, Ferol
Clarke, Claudia Carter, Roberta Carriger, DeLora Carrier.
Third row: Brooks .Gray, Louis Gomez, Charles Gholson, Gerry Gates, Robert Fletcher.
First row: Ed McCay, Carol Larsen, Marlene jones, Dick johnson, joe Ingram, Barbara Hunt,
Mary Hicks, Gracey Hays, Betty Guggenmos, Mary Grauel.
Second row: Betty Roberts, Nadine Ramos, Norman Plott, Billie jean Pelphrey, Gloria Omholt,
Marvin Natcn, David Morgan, Lorene Mikesell, Dickie McCombs.
Third row: Milton Rupert, Bud Rowe, Irene Rodriguez, jimmy Robertson, Clyde Root.
First row: Evelyn Taylor, janell Taylor, Shirley Strelow, james Stanford, Shirley Smith, Karen
Shipman, Billy Sherwood, Gail Schrick, Steve Sargent, Charlotte Russell.
Second row: Orlanda Wear, janet Watson, Pat Walters, Geraeline Upton, Alline Upton, Donna
Udall, Shirley Trantham, Beverly Towner, joanne Tereault, Ingrid Taylor.
Third row: john York, Norma Wilson, Walter Williams, William Werber, Billy Welch, Frank
ALUMNI SERVING OUR COUNTRY
HAROLD BAN GS
, Air Force
AThe Senior Class of 1951 is proud of these seven boys who are
sewing their country. Tom Suttles enlisted in the Navy during the
summer of 1950. I-Ie was the first of this class to leave. Warren
Henry joined the ranks at the beginning of the school year. Harold
Bans Harry Hunt, and Bill Luttrell enlisted in the Marine Corps on
Feb ary 24. Allen Sullivan and Dick Fegenbush were in the Air
Force as of March 17.
To these boys and to the many alumni who are in any branch of
the service'we dedicate these two pages with humility and gratitude.
EIGHTH GRADE OFFICERS-Bobby Clausen, Vice
President, Howard Quong, Representative, George Skelton,
President and Robert Holton, Secretary.
Two years of junior high school training are
now behind these doughty eighth graders.
Promise of vigorous student body leadership
in the four years to come is evident in the
records of outstanding members of this
class. Socially and athletically this group has
proven itself capable of maintaining Nord-
hoff standards of activity. Leadership of the
junior high student body, hilarious parties,
and widely acclaimed dances are among the
eighth graders' standout accomplishments for
1950-51. Giving freely of their counsel and
friendship were advisors Mr. Bates, Mrs. Glo-
ver, Mr. Kaiser and Miss Terry.
First row: Phil Freeman, David Frazier, Tommy France, Roberta Franklin, Christine Fennel, Jessie
Emerson, Bill Ellis, Mary Ditman, Sharon Dowd, Mary Decker.
Second row: Betty Deal, Barbara Decker, Carol Dieges, Ralph Dawn, Phyllis Cook, Bobby Clausen,
Rena Chrisman, Carol Chrisman, Frances Batten, Judy Baer.
Third row: james Berek, Norman Brown, Dow Biswell, Paul Bangs, David Atkinson, Roy Archibald,
Larry Amrine, Charles Allen.
First row: Wendy Price, Arvin Phillips, Frank Peters, Dick Perry, Angelina Perez, Dick Pearson
Barbara Parker, Roger Langbecker, Pauline Lowry.
Sc-cond row: Richard Inman, Ron johnson, Carolyn Olmsted, Ed Needham, Janette Moynier
Beverly Mitchell, Billy Meredieth, Harold McNee.
Third row: JoAnne Horton, Marlene Horton, Robert Holton, Eugene Higinbotham, Billy I-ligin
hotham and GordonLGula.tiI7
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First row: JoAnn Werber, Darlene Trissler, Ann Tremaine, Margaret Tindle, Marsha Swanson,
Frank Stevens, Barbara Stanford, Billy Stallings, John Slagle, George Skelton.
Second row: Ralph Sherwood, Sandra Sechrest, Ruth Shenz, Shirley Robinson, Darlene Holman,
Dixie Richards, Marcia Rhine, Gertrude Rodriguez, Babe Ruiz, Beverly Whiting, Mary Lou
Williams, Huora Williams.
Third row: Caroline Rodriguez, Eva Reynolds, Connie Ramos, Richard Ricketts, Robert Roddick,
Tommy Rodriguez, Howard Quong, jerry Fullerton and Roy Sherwood.
Alert and eager seventh graders were
thoroughly inducted into Nordhoff school
life this past year. Largest in numbers among
Nordhoff classes, their assets to the school
also lie in sports, friendliness and citizenship.
Several skating and swimming parties have
highlighted their social year. They made their
extremely successful debut under the sponsor-
ship of Mr. Ahlf, Mr. Harrah, Mr. O,Dell and
SEVENTH GRADE OFFICERS-james Roddick, Vice
President, Nancy Herring, Representative, Dee Fitzgerald,
President and jean Jones, Secretary.
looking forward . . .
First row: Dennis Lees, Jean jones, Sharon Hill, Nancy Hicks, Derald Henry, Wayne Heath,
Diane Hestler, Sharon Hamby.
Second row: Bruce Moore, Charles Miller, jean McGinly, Gladys McCay, Walter Matson, Barbara
Mashburn, Shirley Malone, Frank Lopez, Michael Leonard, Burnes Phillips, Mary Pierce.
Third row: Tommy Rothenburg, Melvin Roper, Gilbert Rodriguez, James Roddick, Larry Robert-
son, Richard Roberts, Raymond Reed, Raymond Ramos, Lois Powers, Edwin Powell.
First row: Billy Bine, john Holt, james Hunt, Monte Countryman, Sandy Hunsaker, Latrell Hast'
ings, Betty Hamline, jo Ann Graham, Wanda Fraker, Dee Fitzgerald, Le Ella Dowd, Sandy Donald,
Second row: Ries Hollroyd, Leonard Gillham, Suzanne de la Torre, Linda Durbin, Howard Dolan,
Anita Dorei, Zoerita Dieges, Janice Cornine, Mary Chepin, Abraham Castillo.
Third row: Beverly Broadbent, Donna Bryson, Ronald Biggers, David Box, janet Bangs, Robert
Alley, Allen Acosta, Georgia Abel.
First row: Robert Skelton. Philip Simms, Ronald Shuck, Clinton Shields, Robert Schockow, joy
Rubert, Ernie Prey, George Lanquist, Billy Ellison.
Second row: Marla Thompson, Harvey Taylor, Robin Street, Pat Story, jack Still, jerry Still,
Martha Smith, Billy Smith, Richard Slagle, Barry Turner, Merle Townsend.
Third row: Joyce Wilson, Robert Willmon, Bobby Welch, DeVon Weeks, Andrea Walker, Do-
lores Vega, Teddy Turner.
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sights trained on future singing with the senior high chorus these girls
from the seventh and eighth grades enjoyed a happy and successful year under their
director, Mr. Herbert Kaiser. Besides serving to develop talent for eventual senior high
participation, these little songsters provided entertainment at numerous assemblies
and were, in every sense, a major part of the junior high extracurricular '
First row: R. Chrisman, Z. Dieges, A
Dorei, D. Bryson, G. Abel M. Ditman,
B. Decker, C. Fennell.
Second row: S. Hill, M. Chepin, L
Dowd, j. Graham, S. de la Torre, S
Dowd,'M. Decker, M. Horton.
Third row: B. Ruiz, F. Batten, J. Baer
E. Reynolds, P. Lowry, J. Wilson, J
jones, B. Mitchell, C. Rodriguez.
Fourth row: B. Mashburn, C. Chrisman
M. Tindle, N. Herring, C. Olmstead, P
Cook, S. Hamby, j. Horton, J. Moynier.
Junior Sportswomen . . .
junior High G.A.A. rival their Senior High sisters when it comes to interest in girls'
sports at Nordhoff. Especially active in volleyball, tennis, and basketball, these girls
planned and staged several dances for the junior high this past year. Mrs. Glover leads
the group in learning the rules and strategy of the several sports and in sparkplugging
the highly successful seventh and eighth grade social season.
First row: M. Smith, F. Quong, C. Matson
J. Werber, B, Deal, M. Swanson.
Second row: S. Malone, j. Cornine, W. Fra
ker, S. Donald, A. Walker, R. Street, V
Third row: D. Tressler, M. Williams, B. Whit
ing, R. Franklin, R. Saenz, B. Stanford, M
Rhine, G. McCay.
Fourth Row: S. Robinson, A Tremaine, S
Sechrest, J. Bangs, H. Williams, M. Thomp-
son, J. Rubert, B. Parker, P. Story.
When the smoke cleared from the ballot boxes after
one of the most stormy elections in the history of N.U.H.S.
we found the three people who had been chosen to guide
our destinies through this year.
Charles Neuhaus, always joking, was elected president,
and had the job of presiding over student council meetings,
and assemblies. John Ball, Vice President, assisted in many
important duties and presided in Charles' absence. Barbara
Weeks soon found herself buried under stacks of letters
and countless pages of minutes in fulfilling her duties as
John Ball Barbara Weeks
Vice President Secretary
Every other Wednesday, eighth period, the Student Leadership class turns the cafeteria
into a mad house as it strives to reach the important decisions of student government.
Conducted by the student body officers with Mr. Taylor as advisor, the student council
passes on the legislation that concerns the student body. The class is made up of members
and representatives from different clubs and organizations. This important part of the
student government has control of the treasury, refreshments at games, and the basketball
These are your commissioners, john Dawn has charge of all athletic activities, and
Larry Shaw is in charge of student elections. Penny pinching in high finance is Pauline
Mayer's job, while public relations is Gwen Gates' department. Planning our pep rallies
and pre-game programs arc Sally Dunn's favorite pastimes. Willa Carter takes care of
all Charitable drives and student welfare.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP-Seated: C. West, P. Robertson, C. Hamby, C. Neuhaus, L. Shaw,
M. Anderson, R. Donathan, M. Dimmick, S. Dunn, T. Baer, S. Lopez, L. Fletcher, B. Weeks,
B. Clausen, G. Skelton, B. Morley.
Standing: W. Carter, M. Herman, B. Mathews, G. Dollar, I. Taylor, -I. Dawn, S. Bangs, M. Rhine,
j. Ball, B. Boehme, P. Mayer, Mr. Taylor, P. Loughboro, T. Russell, L. Cooper, G. Gates, E
Fennel, C. Hatcher.
COMMISSIONERS -- Seated: Silly Dunn
Rallies, Pauline Mayer, Finance
Standing: Gwen Gates, Publicity, I xrry Shiw
Elections' Willa Carter, Welfare olin Diwn
Three people achieved the honor of being seal bearers for the graduating class
this year: Willa Carter, Marcia Dimmick and jerry Lewis. These seniors were in the
scholarship no less than six semesters, one having to come in their senior year, to
obtain the position. They may be justly proud.
First row: Willa Carter, Alice Varnedoe,vMargie Rhine, Dorothy Firebaugh, Sheila West, Carol
Hougeson, Pat Mather, Marilyn Herman, Mrs. Minger.
Second row: Gregg Churchill, Allen Krieger, Russell Robison, Marcia Dimmick, Ingrid Taylor,
Pauline Mayer, Tommy Russell, Mel Lewis, jerry Lewis.
One of the most honored organizations of the school is the Scholarship Society.
It is composed of senior high students of high scholastic standing. The society sponsors
various activities, including the Winter Formal, and the Armistice Day and Wash-
ington and Lincoln birthday assemblies.
The club chose to lead them this year: President, Marilyn Herman, Vice President,
Robbie Robison, and Secretary, Pat Mather. Mrs. Elsie Minger, math and Latin
teacher, is Sponsor for the organization.
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advanced science or mathematics, such as, biology, chemistry, trigonometry or
physics. Being an honor society, Sigma Mu 'has only activities connected
with its field of endeavor, usually field trips for research and a visit
to Griffith Eark round .out their activities. The group 'this year is under
the leadership of: President, Gwen Gatesg Vice President
Secretary, Margie Rhine, and Mr. Davis, th '
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First row: Barbara Barclay, Evelyn Taylor, Ferol Clarke, Judy Dewing, Carol Larson, Gerry Gates,
Ingrid Taylor, Marcella Baugh, Jeannelle Taylor.
Second row: Juanita Hies, Wilberta Young, Donna Udall, Mina Bowie, Sara Evans, Barbara
Hunt, Harriet Wilson, Beverly Towner, Pat Wilson, Orlanda Wear.
Third row: janet Benson, Norma Hunter, Shirley Bangs, Glennis Downey, Deane Hill, Mary
Hicks, Barbara Miller, Marilyn Hummel, Lorraine Hunsaker, joan Stevens, Sharon Grey.
Fourth row: Mr, Kaiser, Lily Barraza, Don Malonney, George Osuna, Bob Getman, Bob Bement,
Ed Van Winkle, Frank Gage, Boberta Carriger.
Fifth row: Robert Hunsaker, Ken Walters, Charles Casey, Mel Lewis, Homer Nichols, Roy Cole,
Dick Heston, Forest Lees.
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Nordhoff's chorus, an assemblage of the school's finest voices, made its debut at
the traditional Thanksgiving assembly. From this auspicious start, the group performed
with distinction at many of the school assemblies capping their efforts at graduation
Advisor Mr. Kaiser also arranged outside activities for the Ranger songsters. Enter-
taining the Lions Club and other local business and fraternal organizations were typical
examples of this out-of-school endeavor. The chorus included students from both Senior
and junior High sections.
Mumbling voices and shuffling feet are silenced. The house lights go out. The packed
auditorium of Nordhoff students awaits the coming assembly as the orchestra strikes
up the overture. Once again, Nordhoff's musical element takes over.
Under Mr. Kaiser's direction, the orchestra sparkled assemblies, particularly the
Thanksgiving program which was their first performance of the year. As is customary,
the group furnished the music for the junior and Senior plays and graduation exercises.
Some orchestra members pooled talents to form the sprightly band which played at
this season's football games. The lads and lasses, in addition to bouying rooters' spirits,
gave sprightly accompaniment to the actions of the Pom Pom girls and the girls' drill
First row: Glennis Downey, Don Kirpatrick, john Forster, joy Ruhert, Gladis McCoy, Beverly
Wfhiting, Joanne Werber, Gwen Gates, Irla Rash.
Second row: Mike Leanord, Alvin Snipes, Tom Cable, Milton Rupert, Bob Perry, Harold McNee,
Richard Roberts, and Mr. Kaiser.
Third row: john Brock, Robert Hunsaker, Ken Walters, Homer Nichols, Betty Roberts, Nathan
Shoemaker, Billie Mushaney, Bob Getman, Don Claypool, Bob Bement, Mel Lewis, Ron johnson,
and Dick Pearson.
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False eyelashes, Calamity Janes, textbooks and high school students
fill Pop's Malt Shoppe in this year's Junior Play, "Uncertain Wings."
Pop Riley and Dolly, a student he hires to help him, operate Central
High's main gathering place, where the joys and sorrows of the
school are aired.
Margaret Foster writes a play for a contest using her school mates
for the characters and learns that the road to fame is rocky. The
man in the situation is jack, captain of the basketball team, who can't
understand Margaret, his girl.
Dolly, the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, tries to comfort
him. Luscious Lola, the glamour girl, complicates matters with her
cattiness, which is sometimes, counteracted by Tubby, loyal but
unloved, until the stranger Tyler Granville comes.
The "older" girl, Alice who is an expert on beauty preservatives
tries her methods on Ethel and makes her look quite sophisticated and
all of fourteen. As the school joker, Lola's boy-friend Bob supplies
his own brand of comedy, while jerry rounds out the gang. Not in-
cluded in the gang, but always there is a lonely little book-worm.
This comedy in three acts was written by Robert Hill and Floyd
Miss Terry directed the production.
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Left to right are: HAROLD BANGS, in charge of special effects, CAROL WEST, prompterg
MARGIE RHINE as Amy, the little lady, JOHNNY BALL as Laurie, the boy next door, CORA
HAMBY, a friend of the girls. Beloved Marmie is played by WILLA CARTER and the invalid
father, BILL LUTTRELL, with their sweet daughter Beth, PAULINE MAYER, and GWEN
GATES, a good friend. Meg, the oldest, is played by MARCIA ANDERSON, while HOMER
NICHOLS takes the part of the shy school teacher. jo's Professor Bhaer is played by JOHN DAWN
and the inimitable jo herself as recreated by SALLY DUNN. Old Grandfather Laurence, CHARLES
NEUHAUS, sits scrupulously straight while Hannah the cook, MAE STANFORD, stands by.
MARCIA DIMMICK and BARBARA WEEKS, as guests over for the evening sit in front of
dynamic Aunt March, portrayed in all her glory by ANGELA GARDIN.
"Lillie Women" was put on by the combined efforts of the people in the cast:
prompters, stage managers, set decorators and many more volunteers. Miss Constance
Terry, in the capacity of director, was the guiding influence for a fine performance.
Hoop skirts, bustles and other family
heirlooms were ransacked from Ojai
trunks and closets when the senior dra-
matic hopefuls undertook the presenta-
tion of "Little Women." Miss Con-
stance Terry was the driving and inspir-
ing force who converted a crowd of
enthusiastic kids into a polished com-
pany. Mr. john Hodgdon had charge of
the sets, While Mr. Donald Harrah was
director of art.
joe and Mary gaze in adoration at the
statue of the Virgin Mary during the
annual Christmas play.
Mel Lewis portrayed joe, while Peggy
Robertson took the part of the girl
Mary. The miracle statue was enacted
by Marilyn Hummel.
Members of the cast are: First row: Carolyn Hubbard, Lee White.
Second row: Susan Lopez, Sheila West. Third row: Miss Harris,
james Showman, Marilyn Hummel, Peggy Robertson, Mel Lewis.
Fourth row: Mary Casey, Valkyrie Steele, Nancy Novack, and Bob
Among Nordhoff's finest traditions is the annual presentation of the Christmas
play, "A Miracle For Mary." Brief in onstage time yet infinite in theme, this dramatic
vignette sends Nordhoff students home for the holiday full of reverence and hope for
Each year under the inspired direction of Miss Elizabeth Harris, a group of untried
students rise to give sensitive and competent portrayals in their few moments of presence
onstage. It is a unique experience for those chosen to be in the cast, a continuing plea-
sure for those in the audience who look forward to seeing it at the beginning of each
Despite many discarded copies and
inlcy fingers the shop editors of the
Ranger Record put out many fine edi-
tions. Top students of the printing class
were chosen to print the papers, and
they did a fine job. Under the expert
guidance of Mr. Philip Bates and a lit-
tle bullying by the paper's Editors these
boys, headed by Kenny Williams made a
success of printing Ranger Records.
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Screaming Saws, banging ham-
mers, and various busy noises in-
dicate the Industrial Education
group at work. Headed by Presi-
aerg Vice President
dent, Ted B
john Pool, and Secretary, Kenny
Williams, the members of this or-
ganization work on projects in the
shops and receive oint f
p s or the
work. These points are applied to-
ward an Industrial Education block
letter, the ten boys with the high-
est number of points being given
the letters. Mr. Hogedon, is the
Advisor for this up-and-coming
First row: Walter Matson, Ronnie Biggers, Bob Alley, jerry Still,
Ed Needham, Norman Brown.
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econd row. Bob Holton, David Atkinson, jerry Fullerton, Charles
johnson, Bob Cassidy, Bob Clausen, Ronny johnson, Mr. Hogedon.
Third row: Jessie Emerson, Paul Dieges, Billy W'erber, Harold Bangs,
Fourth row' Teddy Baer Kenn W'll'
. , y 1 rams, De Von Wfeeks, Buddy
Baer, Homer Brigham, jimmy Butterbaugh.
An entirely new organization has been started in school this year, under the direction
of Miss Fraser. The Future Business Leaders of America is a charter club just getting
organized into a group proficient in the commercial field. To become a member of the
FBLA one must be enrolled in one of the business subjects, have a sincere interest in
them and good ability.
Students in this club are learning about business procedure in preparation for their
careers. The group this year is getting everything functioning by setting up goals, re-
quirements and the club constitution. It is hoped that soon the members of FBLA may
beginl to use their abilities to help in the student leadership and service groups of the
Nordhoff's newest activity gets a rousing start by posing for its TOPA TOPA picture.
First row: Bob Bement, Pat Loughboro, Norman Bracamontes, Don Dowd, Forest Lees, Robbie
Robison, Sparky Robertson and Frank Gage. Second row: janet Benson, Shirley Tonkinson, Carol
I-Iougeson, Dixie Cook, Shiela West, Susie Lopez, Marlene Kosub, Dorothy Firebaugh, Noreen
Pugh and Marcella Baugh. Top row: Miss Fraser, Sponsorg Mickey Driskell, Lorrane Sawyer,
Roberta Rindle, Mae Henry, Bea Rodriguez, Beverly Thompson, Lela Williams, Luana Vonderembs
and Elizabeth Barraza.
These were the boys and girls who turned on the magic lanterns.
First row: Richard Inman, Paul Durbin, Marcia Dimmick, Barbara Nweeks, Willa Carter, Tony
Klicker and jerry Fullerton. Second row: Roy Archibald, Bill Ellis, jimmy Butterbaugh, Robert
Fletcher, Gerald Bess. Third row: Ed Needham, George Biggers, Lloyd Phelps, jimmy Hunt, jerry
Lewis and Mr. Taylor, Sponsor. Serving as president of the organization for 1950-51 was Paul
Durbin. The nonchalant individual squatted by the flowers is unidentified.
"Lights out, roll 'em," is heard in the dim room and another picture gets under way.
This flair for the dramatic is a touch added by the projectionists club to their job of
showing movies. During their free periods projectionists show movies in either the
cafeteria, room six, or the auditorium.
Since educational films have become an important part in the teaching of many
subjects, qualified people to show them are in constant demand. To take care of that
demand the projectionists club was started and has grown considerably. Students are
trained to run the machines and can make expert emergency repairs.
Mr. Taylor, the sponsor, has gotten the club on an almost independent basis, where
the officers make arrangements and the projectionists run off the reels smoothly and
"Catch that hog!" echoes through the
Junior High building as Mr. Davis gets
another meeting of Ojai's Future Farmers of
America under way. The habits of a hog is
only one of the many things learned by the
FFA as is proven by all the blue ribbons
Chapter 7 brought home from the county fair
this year. Each member has a home project for
which he may win an award, and in this way
the boys really carry out their motto by "doing
to learn." In addition to their home projects the
Future Farmers have group projects and fre-
quently go out on field trips to learn the
modern methods of farming first hand. This
country-wide organization puts the future of
the vegetables and bovines in capable young
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The gentleman who originated the organization at Nordhoff, Mr. David Davis, de-
vers a fine point to his 1951 hopefuls.
fated: John Gray, Ralph Donathan, Presidentg Larry Cooper and Jack Fullerton. Standing: Paul
'urbin, Terry Story, Tony Klicker, Benny Horner, Richard Hiser, Gerald Bess and jimmy Robert-
nn. Not pictured: Reaford Wear and james Powell.
The old saying "Too many cooks spoil the
w2NlAl'tfPy broth," doesn't apply to the Future Home-
QC Qc makers of America. They have a decided ad-
Q ' I 7 vantage since they are learning to be excellent
if X 2, cooks, among their other homemaking ac-
l' , Eg 9 72 complishments. The girls have many group
3 !l r O projects, such as sending boxes to home eco-
! av 4 F nomics clubs in Germany and lrnaking. up
O Q - 5' Christmas packages for people in hospitals.
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ALP0 ,NQJIL visor, and three representatives of Ojai at-
NEW YV' tended the state convention at Asilomar in
order to learn what other FHA clubs in Cali-
fornia are planning to do in future projects,
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Few are so able as these girls.
First row: Mrs. Doris Wentworth, sponsorg Mae Stanford, Margie Rhine, Willa Carter, President'
Beatrice Rodriguez, Alice, Varnedoe, Beverly Thompson. Second row: Coral Hamby, Roberta Tindle,
Wanda Drye, Roberta Carriger, Sharon Gray, Dixie Cook, Virginia Higinbotham. Third row: Doro-
thy Firebaugh, Orlanda Wear, Marcia Dimmick, Pauline Mayer, Donna Russell, Lorraine Hun-
saker, Noreen Pugh, Lorane Sawyer, Eleanor Krabiel, Mickey Driskell, Shirley Tonkinson, Betty
Roberts. Not pictured: joelyn Pool.
Seated: Carolyn Hatcher, Ernestine Fennel, Pauline Mayer, Barbara
Miller, Mrs. Sargent.
Standing: Mrs. Barclay, Karen Dunning, Peggy Robertson, Sharon Gray,
Barbara Wingate, Margie Rhine, Norma Worthan, Mae Stanford.
Assistant librarians are not a
bit stuffy as librarians over the
world are depicted to be. The
smiles on these faces show that the
students selected to help Mrs. Cook
in the bookwork for the school are
a cheery lot. Checking in, checking
out, and keeping track of overdue
books are part of their job, but
they also play teacher during study
periods in the library by helping
students with work and maintain-
Efficiency is the keynote as all
the office girls work at once. Car-
olyn Hatcher answers the phone
and Ernestine Fennel types the
bulletin, while the others tend to
their many duties. These girls
assist the administration by run-
ning errands, recording grades and
managing all the more routine
jobs, under the expert guidance of
Mrs. Sargent. In addition to help-
ing keep the office work going
smoothly, the assistants gain valu-
able experience which will be of
use to them in future employment.
many Willing ancl
Left to right: Virginia Higinbothamkl-Iuora Williams, Marcia Rhine
Charlotte Russell, JoAnn Tereault, janet Watson, Wanda Drye, Barbara
Parker, Diane Hill, james Showman, Glen Simmons, George Biswell
joan Arnet, Lydia de la Torre and Elaine Stewart.
In front: Orlanda Wear, Diana Dunn, Lydia de la Torre, Luana Von-
derembs and Barbara Dorei.
At counter: Lorrane Hunsaker, Donna Russell, Betty Cooper and Pau-
junior gym coaches is the new
group started by Mrs. Glover and
Mr. Ahlf to help give more in-
dividual attention and instruction
to junior high gym classes. The
senior Students chosen for this
position have aided in turning
many cries of "Gosh, I just can't
do that," to a confident, "Why,
that is easy." All it took was a
little patience and encouragement.
The gym helpers could be.called
the big brothers and sisters of the
school's future athletes.
Pencils, paper, decals and a voice
saying "Two tickets to the assem-
bly" are very familiar things to the
girls who serve in the students'
store. Every period in the day one
of these students takes her watch
of forty minutes to sell all the things
carried by the store. This depart-
ment comes under the direction of
Mr. Taylor, but doesn't need much
watching since the girls usually
take care of everything among
Left to right: Rebecca Sarate, Dell Loban, Carol West, Bill Luttrell,
Barbara West, Allan Sullivan, Marcia Anderson, Harold Bangs and
First row: Cora Hamby, Lorane Hunsaker, Marylin Hummel, joan Stevens, Carolyn Hatcher, Donna
Second row: Mr. Sanders, Advisorg Bob Morley, Willa Carter, Lance Fletcher, Dorothy Rodriguez,
jean Deverick, Don Blagg.
Third row: Gwen Gates, Marcia Dimmiclc, Sharon Gray, Ernestine Fennel, Pauline Mayer, Pauline
Good, Marcia Anderson, Barbara Weeks.
Fourth row: Alfred Robertson, Bob Cole, Sally Dunn, Roy Messer, Donna Swanson, Bud Baer.
Theres nothing like a high school newspaper to add pandemonium to a journalism
class and the Ranger Record did just that. From the moment Sally Dunn got her first
brainstorm on original material to the last hour when Barbara Weeks ran down and
picked up remaining type, confusion prevailed. Patience and fortitude by fall editor
Marcia Anderson helped get the Nordhoff fourth estate off on the right foot while
exuberant spring editor Barbara Weeks carried through the rest of the year. Improvement
was shown despite the recurring habit of ignoring deadlines and shuffling feet during
Mr. Sanders' comprehensive briefings. Ernestine Fennel and Willa Carter scoured
campus for information as news editors. Great credit must also go to the hard-working
men in the print shop led by shop editors Kenny Williams and Eugene Frank and
their advisor, Mr. Bates.
Marilyn Hummel Marcia Dimmick Bob Cole Roy Messer Donna Swanson
TOPA TOPA TOPA TOPA RANGER RECORD TOPA TOPA
Sporlr Editor Exrbange Editor Faculty Edztor
SCRIBES AND SCRIBBLERS
Robert Morley Marcia Anderson Barbara Weeks
TOPA TOPA RANGER RECORD RANGER RECORD
Editor Fall Editor Spring Editor
Behind the doors of rooms five and six things were popping this year
when it came time to work on the 1951 Topa Topa. Editor Bob Morley
had great plans the day he gave us his first talk. Little did we know of
the pains to come. Sometimes we felt low like the time Bob gaily an-
nounced that half the yearbook copy was due in two days. But we lived
through it and hope that you like the result. The work done on your
yearbook is not merely the work of a journalism class, it is put out
by people who love their school and want that school to be proud of
them. We hope you enjoy the 1951 Topa Topa. It was published especially
for you, not by the hand but from the heart.
G. A. A. Editor
Affiftanl Bu.fine.r.r Manager
Ernestine Fennel Sally Dunn Gwen Gates Willa Carter
RANGER RECORD RANGER RECORD TOPA TOPA RANGER RECORD
Newt Editor Feature Editor Art and Photography Newr Editor
In the spring of 1939 a boy finished an ideal junior year. He had been voted student
body president of Nordhoff and football captain for his next year. He anxiously
waited out the first weeks of summer in ever growing excitement over his coming
big senior year.
But in the months that followed a drastic thing occurred to this youth--he was
stricken with polio. He battled against tremendous odds but fate had other plans for
him. A few weeks short of his dream this boy died leaving just memories of a great
athlete, scholar and a good guy.
In the winter of 1940 members of the Lettermen's Club decided that memories of
this lad shouldn't die but instead should be used to inspire others. By a unanimous
decision an award was established upon which the name of the best athlete and
Sportsman in the senior class of the succeeding years might be placed.
It is still the privilege and honor of the Lettermen's Club to select the candidates
for this award. The judging is based on the boy's daily practice attendance, how well
he follows training rules and his sports attitude in general.
The MIKE MIKOS AWARD, through the years following its establishment has
served as a shining inspiration to all Nordhoff athletes.
pep and Spirit y
The banner of school spirit
was carried this year by three
peppy little yell-leaders: Su-
san Lopez, Ginger Dollar,
and Carolyn Hatcher.
Dancing at the football games, leading yells at C basket
ball games-these five girls did a wonderful job of pro
moting school spirit. Left to right: D. Younglove, J
Stevens, S. Bliss, R. Pritchard, and j. Deverick.
Varsity c o a c h Barton
Ahlf works out strategy
with co-captains Ralph
Rich and Dell Loban.
John Ball Harold Bangs George Biggers Bob Boehme jerry Clausen Ed Clayp
Quarterback l Quarterback H al fbacla Center Guard Guard
All - League Second
Q te a m. Outstanding
Fullback Dell Loban sweeps
end for a sxzeable gain, as
Harold Bangs does the block-
mg xn the Vxllanova game.
john Dawn Don Dowd Dxck Fegenbush Ronnne Fxtzgerald Harry Hunt james Hunt
Tackle Tackle Guard Halfback En Center
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A mad scramble for the ball ensues during the Carpedteria game. League
champion Warriors took this one 39-0 despite fierce opposition.
Bill Luttrell Bob Mathews George Martan George Osuna
Fullback Emi Tackle Halfbafk
With a record of four wins and two, losses in Tri-Valley League competition, the
Rangers finished behind Carpinteria and Santa Barbara Catholic High. Non-league
competition found the Rangers splitting even, dropping one to Lompoc and winning
over the Santa Barbara Don sophs.
Coach Barton Ahlf's boys displayed gameness, spirit and clean-playing ball that
made them favorites of Ojai Valley residents, who turned out in great numbers for
home games at Sarzotti Field.
Co-captain Ralph Rich snagged All-League honors at Tackle for the second year.
End Don Rodriguez, guard Dick Fegenbush and halfback George Biggers were
named to the All-League second squad. Hard-running Biggers was named outstanding
player by his teammates at the season's close.
Ralph Rich Don Rodriguez Larry Shaw Allan Sullivan Marvin Werber
Tackle End Tackle Guard End
All-league Second Team
Left end Harry Hunt snags a long
one to set up the first Ranger touch-
down against the Villanova Wild-
Pat Lou ghboro
junior varsity lights too
First row: D. Blagg, V. Cecil, E. Acosta, B. Werber, L. Gomez, R. Cole.
Second row: J. Fullerton, K. Williams, D. Claypool, W. Williams, D. Bangs, B. Bement, H.
Brigham, G. McKnight,
Third row: G. Churchill, I.. King, F. Lees, J. Forster, A. Kreiger, J. Fennel, D. Atkinson, B. Baer,
While the score box shows only two wins,
there is still much to be said for our J.V. Team.
Coach Bill O'Dell led his team in three non-
league games that showed that training the
boys in the fundamentals of the game goes a
long way to make a good team.
Nordhoff ..... ..... 7 Moorpark .
Nordhoff ..... ........ 6 Santa Paula
Nordhoff ..... ..,..... 1 2 Fillmore
Nordhoff ,.,.. ........ 1 9 Villanova .
Nordhoff ..... ..... 0 Carpenteria
Nordhoff ..... ,..,. 0 Villanova .
Bob Boehrne, center, is shown re-
bounding in the Simi game. The
score that night was Simi 55,
getting the tearn ready for a horne game. Around the coach, receiving
Rodriguez, Yi. Rich, B. Boehrne, and R. Fitzgeraid. The
'nstructions, are: S.
earn iooks on.
rest of the t
MEN of PQWEIQ
Don Rodriguez, guard, in a high jump for the ball. Bob Boehme, center, is tensely
waiting for the rebound.
E. Acosta R. Ayers J. Ball H. Bangs
G uard C enfer Forward F 0 rward
MEN GF ABILITY
Bob Matthews, guard, is shown making a tense free throw in the Moorpark game.
The score was Moorpark 24, Nordhoff 44.
N. Bracamontcs R. Fitzgerald D, Loban B. Matthews B. Morley
Gmzrd Fo ru 'fa rd C enler G mzrd Guard
MEN GE SPEED
Into a fast break go Ronnie Fitzgerald and
Ernie Acosta. This game with S.B.C.H. se-
cured the Rangers the second place honors. The
final score was S.B.C.H. 27, Nordhoff 25.
Nordhoff ...,........ 65
Nordhoff ............ 47
Nordhoff ............ 55
Nordhoff ............ 54
Nordhoff ..........,, 79
Nordhoff ..........,, 26
Nordhoff .,,......... 29
Nordhoff .......,.... 58
L. Shaw D. Rodriguez K. Walters H Brigham
Capfain Guard Manager Manager
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The TRI-VALLEY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS in the B division-left to right: D. Dowd, L.
Bracamontes, R. Atkinson, A. Kreiger, M. Werber, Coach O'Dell,
Second row: T. Russell, W. Williams, R. Dimmick, G. Osuna, J. Fennel, J.. Alley, L. King.
Capt. Don Dowd who led his team to victory.
Mr. O'Dell must be congratulated as this is
his first year at N.U.H.S. and both his teams
won in their leagues.
The LEAGUE WINNING C TEAM is shown with twice victorious Coach Bill O'Dell-top row,
left to right: B. Rowe, j. Stanford, N. Coe, J. Tait, B. Beaton, J. Ingram, B. Werber.
Bottom row: D. Burgess, D. McCombs,,V. Cecil, D. Blagg, B, Barraza,
Norclhoff .,.....,.... 22
Nordhoff ............ 23
Nordhoff ...,........ 2 5
N ordhoff ........,... 23
Nordhoff ............ 35
Nordhof f ..,....,.... 18
Nordhoff ....,.....,. 27
Nordhoff ............ 22
Norclhof f ....,..,..,. 3 1
Norclhoff ...,........ 50
Nordhoff ..,......... 53
Total 3 2 9
Chosen captain this year was Benjie Barraza.
He is shown making a fast pass.
Moorpark ..... ....... 1 2
Villanova ..... ...,... 2 2
S.B.C.H. ,............... 1 5
Moorpark ...,, ..29
S.B.C.H. ,.,.. ....... 1 3
Villanova ..... ..i..., 2 6
Carpinteria ..,...,....... 26
Three more trophies have been added to the hall case this year. They were presented
to Nordhoff for winning all three divisions in the annual Nordhoff Invitational
Basketball tournament. This year's tournament was an amazingly complete victory for
the Ranger Hoopsters. For the first time in the tournament's history a single school won
all three divisions and we were the school to do it. Varsity, B's and Cs went through
the entire meet without a loss. Among those vanquished by the Rangers were S.B.C.H.,
Carp. and other potent nearby aggregations.
TRACK TEAM-top row, left to right: R. Ayers, M. Rupert, L. Shaw, D. Jones, L. Phelps, B.
Matthews, K. Williams, D. Rodriguez, B. Bement, R. Morley.
Second row: F. Lees, J. Alley, J. Stanford, D. Burgess, W. Williams, B. Baer, G. Osuna, D.
johnson, D. Blagg, D. Morgan.
Third row: j. Butterbaugh, j. Brock, B. Barraza, M-. Alvidrez, B. Rowe, L. Gomez, F. Gage, G.
Churchill, Coach Ahlf.
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This year's track team'under Coach Barton
Alph has what looks to be the material of a
winning track team. With the return of many
of last year's lettermen and the starting of
many new hopefuls, we have one of the larg-
est track teams we have ever had.
Bob Mathews, Nordhoff's bid in the Class A
shot put events for this year is shown ready
to let the shot fly.
Coach Barton Ahlf shown
tensing for the starting gun
two of this year's top C di-
vision runners, Don Blagg
and Frank Gage.
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Bud Baer is another of the
track team who will make us
victorious this year. Bud is
now running the 440 in the
A division. ,
P, i .
james Alley, pole vault in
hand, makes ready for the
long run to the jumping pit.
BASEBALL TEAM--First row: D. Maloney, G. Biswell, L. Brocamontes, G. Byers, E. Acosta,
J. York, B. Mushaney.
Second row: L. Benedict, G. Biggers, R. Fitzgerald, D. Ellis, R. Rich, T. Russel, M. Mushaney,
Third row: B. Still, j. Forester, R. Hunsaker, j. Dawn, J. Bail, B. Boehme, P. Loughboro, B.
Krieger, and Coach O'Dell.
NReturning players George Biggers, Ronald Fitz-
gerald, Ralph Rich, john Dawn, john Ball,
Bob Boehme, listen to Coach Bill O'Dell give
This year's baseball team, sparked by inany
retrurning players looks to be one of the finest
teams the school's ever had. According to Mr.
O'Dell speed and hustle are the stepping
stones to a league championship this year. He
also stressed the game's fundamentals heavily
and the men took to these teachings with great
This year's TENNIS TEAM-top row, left to right: N. Shoemaker, N, Bracamontes, D. Mcffomhs,
R. Messer, D, Atkinson, L. King, Mr. Bates.
Bottom row: B. Bise, H. Nichols, D. Dowd, S. Robertson, R. Robison, C. Neuhaus.
Under the able coaching of Coach Phil Bates,
this year's tennis team has what looks to be
the makings of L1 championship squad.
Coach Phil Bates gives pre-game instructions
to top seated Dick McCombs, Homer Nichols,
and Robbie Robison.
l. 4- 4.
Smiling, pensive, camera-shy . . . a far cry from their ferocity afield are these men who
bear the block letter "N," symbol of Nordhoff athletic achievement.
Front row: Don Ellis, John Dawn, Larry Shaw, President, Homer Nichols, john Ball, Bob Morley.
Second row: George Biggers, Don Rodriguez, Ronnie Fitzgerald, Bob Boehme, Bill Luttrell.
Third row: Sparky Robertson, Ed Claypool, Tommy Russell, Pat Loughboro, Don Dowd, Bob
Fourth row: Richard jones, Marvin W'erber, Robbie Robison, George Osuna, Harold Bangs, jerry
Lettermen do more than wear sweaters at Nordhoff.
Under the leadership of Advisor Coach Ahlf and Presi-
dent Larry Shaw, this year's club raised funds to buy
warmup jackets for the football team, made trips to
major sports events in Los Angeles such as the USC-Califor
nia game and the Pro Bowl classic and staged that roaring
highlight of the social season, the Lettermen's Dance.
Special honor is due Nordh0ff's three-year lettermen:
Larry Shaw, Allen Sullivan, john Dawn, Dick Fegenbush,
Hatrry Hunt and Harold Bangs. President Larry Shaw,
Vice President Ronnie Fitzgerald and Secretary-Treasurer
john Dawn were the club officers who, among other
things, led a powerful drive to keep the Nordhoff cam-
pus clean despite the vigorous opposition of snacktime
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It takes a versatile girl to win the sweater and letter
awards that are given to Nordhoff's letterwomen. Volley-
ball, basketball, outdoor activities, archery are typical of
the numerous branches of athletic endeavor which interest
Service to school is the chief duty of Nordhoff letter-
women. These girls have charge of ticket-taking and sale
of cokes and candy at Ranger football and basketball
games. Many of the school's best-attended dances are the
results of their determined efforts. Mrs. Glover is the
active and enthusiastic sponsor of this group.
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Points for sports prowess plus the finer points of sportsmanship are essential for winning
Nordhoff's highest award for girls' athletics.
Front row: Cora Hamby, Carol Hougeson, Ernestine Fennel, Carolyn Hatcher, Sharon Bliss, Shiela
West, Sally Dunn, Gwen Gates.
Second row: Irla Rash, Norma Worthan, Carol West, Willa Carter, Pauline Mayer, Virginia
Higinbotham, Alice Varnedoe, Marcia Dimmick,
Third row: Wilma Gray, Barbara Weeks, Karen Dunning, Dorothy Firebaugh, Mae Stanford,
Diane Hill, Marylin Hummel, Barbara Miller.
Fourth row: Reva Hunter, Shirley Biggers, Katherine Moore, Marlene Kosub, Sylvia Hicks, Mary
Lou Woolwine, Susie Lopez, Ruth Pritchard, Lee White.
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The G.A.A. representatives Carol
West, Seniorg Donna Swanson,
Sophomoreg Carol Larson, Fresh-
meng and Patty jo Mather, junior.
These girls along with their,smil-
ing G.A.A. advisor Aldana Glover
prove themselves capable of meet-
ing every problem.
G.A.A. OFFICERS-Cora l-Iamby, Presi-
dentg Mary Lou Woolwine, Vice Presi-
dentg Noreen Pugh, Treasurerg Angelena
Gardin, Point Secretary, and Barbara
Weeks, Secretary. These girls are the
capable officers of the Girls' Athletic
The purpose of the G.A.A. is to promote interest in girls' sports activities. This is done
through inter-class games, playdays, and other activities concerning the field of athletics.
A school letter is awarded to each girl who is a member of the Girls' Athletic
Association in the school who has qualified for her letter by earning the required number
of 1,000 points all year. No letters may be earned in less than two years' time.
SENIOR HIGH G.A.A.-Left to right: B. Miller, W. Gray, G. Lundine, S. Biggers, M. Woolwine,
A. Varnedoe, E. Krabiel, D. Hill, S. Hicks, G. Gates, M. Dimmick, N. Worthan, C. West.
Third row: R. Hunter, M. Hummel, D. Emerson, N. Novack, S. Gray, B. Weeks, V. Higginbotham
M. Anderson, S. Dunn, A. Gardin, P. Good, B. Burgess, R. Sarate, C. Hamby.
Second row: I. Rash, K. Dunning, C. Taylor, D. Firebaugh, M. Rhine, P. Mayer, M. Stanford, W.
Carter, M. Herman, P. Mather, S. Bliss, J. Gillham.
Front row: B. Foster, R. Robertson, L. White, S. West, S. Lopez, M. Kosub, R. Pritchard, C.
Hougeson, C. Hatcher, G. Dollar, E. Fennel, B. Wingate.
SENIOR HIGH G.A.A.-Top row: M. Bowie, S. Strelow, B. Hunt, B. Zanini, B. Roberts, E.
Stewart, D. Cook, C. Hubbard, M. Cook, D. Swanson, D. Newton, D. Russell.
Fourth row: M. Casey, S. Bangs, S. Evans, N. Wilson, M. Hicks, N. Pugh, J. Pool, C. Larson,
G. Hayes, N. Hiser, D. Younglove, M. Driskell, L. Vonderembs.
Third row: I. Taylor, S. Tonkinson, J. Deverick, P. Walters, E. Taylor, M. Grauel, G. Gates, O.
Wear, B. Rodriguez, G. Downey, J. Stevens, L. De La Torre, E. Acosta, D. Ferguson.
Second row: J. Watson, C. Russell, B. Barclay, K. Shipman, G. Omholt, B. Dorei, M. Jones, B.
Cooper, B. McClellan, M. Baugh, P. Wilson.
Front row: B. Thompson, D. Rodriguez, D. Dunn, F. Clarke, B. Guggenmos, V. Thorpe, 1.
L Terreault, R. Carriger, B. Towner, L. Williams.
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JUNIOR INTER-CLASS VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS-Left to right: Charlotte
Taylor, Barbara Wingate, Carol Hougeson, Billy Burgess, Patty Mather, Norma Wor-
than, Sylvia Hicks, Sharon Bliss, Mary Lou Woolwine, jewel Gillham, and Shirley
Athletic sophomores practicing up on their As good as Green Arrow himself in archery
baseball techniques for the opening Spring are, reading left to right: E. Krabiel, L. White,
baseball season. B. Rodrigues.
Stirring action on 'the basketball floor in third
period P. E.
EIGHTH PERIOD INTRAMURAL CHAMPS
-Left to right: Cora Hamby, Angelina
Gardin, Carolyn Hatcher, Marcia Anderson,
Willa Carter, Sharon Bliss, Ernestine Fennel,
joan Stevens, and Rebecca Sarate.
Sheila West in action
at the badminton net.
Calisthenics build perfect bodies for the girls
in sixth period P. E.
MALLORY and ROWE
407 E. Oiai Avenue
Johnny Ball is all ser
fo hike Rebecca Sar-
aie, Lily Barraza, Cora
Hamby and Janef Ben-
son for a joy ride in
one of Mallory and
Rowe's new Chevro-
lefs. We don"l' lmow
which makes J o h n n y
happiesf, 'lhe new car
or 'Phe load of girls.
Mallory and Rowe
are ihe Chevrolel deal-
ers in Ojai. They wel-
come you ai' any fime
fo come down and see
for yourself, iheir new
I93 W. Topa Topa Drive
"Aw, Dad, you iusf
need +o pull 'lhis and
+he mofor will be ius'l'
'lip 'l'op." This, we hear
Larry Shaw felling his
'Fa+her, who is The
owner of Cenfral
G a ra g e. Bob Morely
seems a liHle puzzled
by 'l'he Shaw's problem,
buf he has 'faiih in
fhem. YOU, foo, can
frusi' your mofor +o +he
skilled hands of Mr.
Shaw. A+ Ceniral Ga-
rage fhere are always
irained mechanics and
'low fruclrs on hand 'l'o
be af your service.
OJAI VALLEY IN N
AND COUNTRY CLUB
Charles Neuhaus has jusl- finished +elling an amusing s'I'ory. Gwen Gafes, Alice Var-
nedoe, Pauline Mayer and Bob Cole are his very afieniive lisfeners. The scene is:
THE OJAI VALLEY INN. In fhe background one sees represen+a+ions of 'Phe varieiy
of fhe valley, fhe snow covered mounfains and fhe swimming pool wifh fhe bafhers
sifling around if.
Mr. Hunsaker shows
Lorraine and Sharon
Gray, Ginny Higgin-
bofham and Mae Sfan-
ford some colorful
floor covering samples.
Valley Furnishings carry
many divan and chair
sefs like fhose fhe girls
are siffing on. One of
fhe sfore's specialfies is
fanc lamps like fhose
in fhe picfure. "Any-
fhing for fhe house,"
is a fiH'ing slogan for
VALLEY HOME FURNISHINGS
230 E. oiai
Nafhan Shoemaker 8:
Marcia Anderson are
frying fo make up fheir
minds as fo which suif
would be besf for Mar-
cia. The flashy sporf
shirf and slacks fhaf
Nafe is wearing come
from fhe men's wear in
Helpful clerks like Al
Wesf are always on
hand 'fo help you solve
your clofhing problems.
OJAI VALLEY N EWS
Mal Edwards, fhe
Edilor of fhe Oiai Val-
ley News loolts on while
Barbara Weeks Case
sefs 'lype for lhe school
paper. Sally Dunn and
Willa Carfer, page edi-
lors. carefully wafch
Barbara as she inslrucls
Mr. Edward's Valley
News linorypes +he
school paper, fhe Ran-
ger Record, of which
Barbara is lhe edilor.
The Valley News is
nearly fwo and one-
half years old and
serves all of Ojai Val-
FAY and TULLEYS
EI Roblar Drive, Meiners Oalcs
"Bur wha? will Mary
Lou say?" aslcs Teddy
Baer, when Marge
Rhine fries +o fall: him
info buying rhe flashy
shirl. John Dawn smiles
approvingly on as
salesgirl Barbara Win-
gale fries fo malxe fhe
Fay and Tulleys carry
a complele line of va-
riely ifems and cos-
mefics, hardware and
I wonder whai Er-
nesline Fe n n el said?
She ceriainly seems
embarrassed aboui' if.
Perhaps fhe whole
lhing is iusl an acl and
she is a cover up for
Charles Neuhaus. Doug
Jordan and Carol
Wesf do noi seem 'io
nolice 1'he "grand lar-
ceny" a+ all.
The O ai Grocery
carries a compleie line
of fr u irs. vegeiables
OJAI VALLEY GROCERY
260 E. oiai Ave.
246 E. Ojai Ave.
seems inreresred in a
G.E. Iron. Though 'lhe
sfyle and weighr are
wha? she lilces, if is fhe
price fha? impresses
Bob Cole. Homer Ni-
chols is much more in-
'leresfed in +he sporfs
equipmenf 'lhaf Hic-
lcey's also carry.
Carolyn Hafcher shows Kennelh Wal-
'lers all fhe handy gadgels on +he Gen-
eral Eleclric Refrigerafor, 'lhal is dis-
played in lhe show window ai King's
King's carry all G.E. appliances. Also
refrigerafors, radios and lelevision seis
in fhe popular s'I'yles.
303 N. Monfgomery
Phone Oiai 303
Mrs. Franlr J.
R. F. Brennan
E. L. Dimmiclr
R. H. Drewes
O. P. Gales
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Jacobs
Mr. and Mrs. Roland King
Mrs. Mary Kirlcman
Comdr. and Mrs. F. A. Lees
Mr. and Mrs. Basil McGann
Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Meinig
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Neuhaus
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Newfon
Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Rupp
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Sfeele
Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor
OJAI FROZEN FOOD LOCKERS
Complefe Food Marlcef
Easf Oiai Ave. Phone 362 P.O. Box 547
Complefe Drug Service and Prescripfions
Sundries - Cosmefics
Phone 503 328 E. Oiai Ave
Wafch and Cloclc Repairing
Nendels Phone 690 250 E. Oiai Ave.
OJAI FOOD MARKET
Groceries, Fruifs and Vegefables
292 Ojai Ave. Oiai, Calif.
Alberf L. Cox, Propriefor
BURLISON HARDWARE AND PLUMBING CO.
Hardware 0 Housewares O Plumbing
2I2 E. Oiai Ave. P.O. Bax 295
Telephone 323 I Oiai, California
VILLAGE DRUG STORE
Dependable Prescripfions O Fine Cosmefics
Across from Posf Office
Phone 520 505 El Roblar
QUICK PLUMBING CO.
Plumbing Fame.-Plumbing sawing.-w.+er Heafers-Holly F ufn. ce.-sewer
Refrigerafors-Roper Gas Ranges-General Elecfric Dishwashers
Bendix Washers, Ironers, Driers
THE R and T MARKET
S 8: H Green Slamps I Qualify Mea'l's
Corner El Roblar and Pueblo, Meiners Oalzs
John and Jean Sullender
VENTURA COUNTY CONFECTIONERS
Candy - Tobaccos - Sundries
Phone 796I 86 So. Laurel Venfura, California
OJAI BOWLING LANES AND CAFE
Brealcfasl' O Lunch I Dinner I Snaclcs
345 E. Oiai Ave. Phone 2362 Ernie ancl Clara Nelson
Fresh Meais 0 Phone 46l
OJAI MEAT MARKET
Phone 400 Lomi+o Drive Meiners Oalrs
V A N ' S
235 E. Maiilliia Phone 452 Jack Hangar, Mgr
You Strike it Rich in
Charles Phillips Phone 625
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LOPERT
every+hing in music
Jane and Janef
202 E. Ojai Ave. Phone 2l5l
OJAI BIKE SHOP
Bike Repair and Paris
Keys 0 Saw Filing O Lawn Mowers
Washing Machine Repair
Geo. Roberis Phone 354 Bud Case-Wafch Repair
MlSBEEK'S ELECTRIC CO.
Wessix Heafers O Thor Washers
Eleciric and Gas Ranges
908 E. Oiai Ave. Phone 2I28
Fern and Fred's
PEOPLES LUM BER CO.
I62 S. Monfgomery Phone 4Il
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