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Six Buildings, Lush Gardens, New Site
EarThquaI:e Damages Pillars
During The year OT l927, SBI-IS TelT The damage OT
a very large earThguake. IT severely damaged The Tour
massive pillars on The adminisTraTiOn building, which led
To Their evenfual removal.
The nexT year, Cardinal CiTy graduaTed whaT was TO
be iTs TirsT TuTure member OT Congress, Mr. KenneTh
Dyal. While aT SBI-IS, Dyal was The Top debaTor and
also served as Commissioner OT Forensics.
As Tor club-Torming, during The i927 TO I93I period.
ThirTy-Two clubs were Tormed. Among These clubs were
The Block The GAA, The Junior Earm Club, The
Bunny Club la rabbiT raising clubl, The Nomad club Ta
hiking clubl, The BroadcasTing club IThis club Tormed iTs
own radio sTaTiOn-KEXIVI-and brOadcasTed regularlyl.
The COunTry GenTIeman Club Ia rabbiT raising clubl.
and many oThers.
In I930, Cleon Skousen, auThor OT The Naked Com-
munisT and also a Tormer EBI agenT, was graduaTed
Trom SBI-IS. Mr. Skousen Once ran Tor governor OT The
sTaTe OT UTah and now is occupied wiTh IecTure Tours.
In I932, in cOnTinuaTiOn wiTh TradiTion, The annual
reporTed ThaT The biggesT bonTire in The hisTOry OT SBT-IS
was had beTore The big game wiTh Redlands. This year
The Cards brOughT home Two CBL championships, base-
ball and IighTweighT TooTbaIl.
During The nexT Two years a new organizaTiOn was
Tormed. IT was called The FuTure Farmers OT America.
The FuTure Farmers pooled The resources OT The Baby
BeeT Club, The CounTry GenTIemen's Club, The Bunny
Club and Those OT any oTher inTeresTed parTy inTo one
big organizaTion. They uTiIized To The TuIlesT all available
agriculTural ground aT SBI-IS unTil I954, when They
moved To PaciTic I-Tigh School because OT lack OT space
Also, in I933, Cardinal debaTOrs argued Their way
inTo The championship OT The CiTrus BelT DebaTing
In l935, San Bernardino I-Iigh School was in The middle
OT a gripping depression. While Tunds Tor acTiviTies were
scarce, clubs and social groups conTinued To TuncTion
even wiThouT The padded Treasuries. Such organizaTiOns
as Junior Exchange, a boys' service club was Tormed
wiTh The idea OT TighTing The CommunisT TacTiOn in The
UniTed STaTes. 0Ther clubs wiThouT such idealisTic aims
were The Big Bore RiTIe Club, The Redskin club as wel!
as an aTTable Tellowship OT Towel boys known as The
KnighT Chancellors OT The BaTh.
SBI-IS in i935 was undeTeaTed in debaTing and won
Tor The Third year in a row, The CBL debaTing champion-
ship. In CBI. sporTs, wiTh Pomona, Riverside Poly, Red-
ands ColTOn, ChaTTey and SBI-TS making up The league,
SBI-IS Tared slighTly worse Than The debaTing Team. The
Cards were Two and six in TooTbaIi, zero and seven in
Also, a new course was added To The curriculum This
year. IT was enTiTled OrienTaTiOOn, and iTs purpose was
To acquainT sTudenTs wiTh SBI-IS. The TirsT-year Teacher
Tor iT was Miss ElizabeTh Dimock.
In I936, Two new male clubs were Tormed ThaT had
almosT idenTicaI purposes. They were The Periclean SO-
cieTy and The AThenian Club. The Pericleans were made
up OT The leaders OT The school ThaT banded TogeThe,r
in a service organizaTion. To counTer This so-called upper-
class club, The AThenian Club was Tormed. The AThenians
had The same purpose as The Pericleans, which was school
service, buT The requiremenTs were ThaT a prospecTive
member nOT be a leader OT The school. ATTer l936, The
AThenians were never heard OT again. The Pericleans
lasTed ThirTeen years, unTil iT was dissolved in Tavor OT
The presenT day Key Club.
EnroIImenT Passes 2000 in I937
The nexT year marked The passing OT The 2000 enroll-
menT noTch aT Card CiTy. The ASB consTiTuTion was
revised, The curriculum enlarged and during The nexT
year, The business building and caTeTeria were added To
meeT The increased demand OT The growing enroIImenT,
Due To The I927 earThquake, remodeling in The audi-
Torium and Ad I-lall Torced The removal OT The columns
in TrOnT OT The AdminisTraTion building as well as The
bas-reIieT OT an Old Soboban chieT which was -on a pIaT-
Torm Over The arch OT The audiTOrium. BoTh were so
greaTIy missed by The sTudenTs, reporTs The I939 annual,
ThaT a mural TThe presenT day onel was painTed iusT
inside The brand new Toyer on The audiTOrium To re-
SBHS is FiTTy in I939
Also in I939, SBI-IS was celebraTing iTs TiTTieTh an-
niversary. IT had been TiTTy years since The TirsT gradu-
aTing class had received iTs diplomas. In l965 The TiTTieTh
anniversary SBI'IS is currenTIy celebraTing is in honor
OT The Tounding OT The school aT iTs presenT siTe in I9l5.
Two oTher imporTanT daTes have been ignored, however.
In I883, The TirsT high school in San Bernardino was
Tounded. In I884, The TirsT public high school came inTo
exisTence. IT SBI-TS plays iTs Cards righT, The Cardinals
can have a l00Th anniversary in I8 years, have iT again
one year aTTer ThaT and Then again in Tive more years
Tor The graduaTing class.
During The war years, Card CiTy was a virTuaI hoTbed
OT paTrioTic acTiviTies. All campus clubs, insTead OT
raising money Tor Their Own Treasuries, wenT OUT To raise
considerable sums Tor The war eTTorT. Servicemen re-
ceived IeTTers Trom SBSS sTudenTs and war bond drives
were a cOnsTanT companion To sTudenTs aTTending Card
CiTy in The war years. There were a Tew brighT spoTs,
however. In 1942, alThough The baskeTbalI Team was
unusually poor, The Team did produce Tour senior ouT-
sTanding players. They -were WaITer Spencer, Karl Evans,
Cruz Nevarrez and Richard Adair, Richard Adair? Yes,
iT's The same one who reTurned To his alma maTer eleven
years laTer To coach PE and varsiTy baskeTbaII,
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Span on Three San Bernardino Sites
and Clarence Coombes, decided To Try. Soon, They
came up wiTh one ThaT everybody liked and even aTTer
TiTTy years is srill sung by The sTudenTs OT SBT-lS. The
Two boys spliT The reward.
l9l5 Turned ouT To be a Tine year Tor sporTs and
debaTing. The debaring Team won seven ouT OT nine
debaTes, Thereby winning The CiTrus BelT DebaTing
League Championship. The Team laTer came in second
in The All-STaTe Championship.
The baskeTball Team had a new TurnouT and hurriedly
won The CBL championship. They, Too, laTer came in
second in The All-S-ouThern Championships.
The Tollowing year, l9I6, did noT Turn ouT as evenTTul
as I9I5. This year a new club was added, The YWCA
girl's club. During all previous years, rugby was played
aT San Bernardino l-ligh buT in I9l6, The sporT was
changed To American TooTball.
The baskeTball season mighT have been an excellenT
one Tor SBI-IS iT iT hadn'T been Tor The OpposiTion. Five
oppOnenTs reTused To play The Cardinals and Thereby
TorTeiTed The games.
l9I7-I9I9, World War I Years
ln The school year OT I9I7, all eyes were Turned
Towards World War l. During The year, ThirTeen pa-
TrioTic boys decided To drop school in order To TighT
Tor Their counTry.
The TooTball Team looked hopeTul during Their prac-
Tice games, buT when iT came To league play iT was
anoTher sTory: The Cards dropped every game.
The baskeTball Team would have noThing To do wiTh
such a record, however, and prompTly won The CBL.
Also, The Tennis Team nabbed The CBL TiTle.
ln l9l8, wiTh The growing inTensiTy OT The war, I78
boys decided To guiT school and TighT Tor Their counTry.
IT has noT yeT been derermined wheTher The boys were
in earnesT when They guiT school or wheTher The original
ThirTeen ThaT had dropped school a year earlier had
wriTTen back and compared TighTing aT The TronT wiTh
sTudying aT school.
Through need in The war, Two new clubs were sTarTed,
The Junior Girls Surgery Club and The Junior Red
This year The baskeTball Team Took home The bacon
in The CBL. The Track Team also made a Tine showing
by coming in second place in The STaTe Tinals.
The nexT Two years were dev-oTed enTirely To The war
eTTorT. Two hundred ninTy-Tour boys leTT school Tor
acTive duTy. The sTudenTs aT school TelT iT Their duTy To
do someThing Tor Those who were TighTing Tor Them
so They sTarTed gardens and began war bond drives.
AT The war's end in I9l9, 350 persons had war gardens
eiTher aT home or on campus.
Again in I9l9 and l92O, SBl-TS' baskeTballers won
The CBL TiTle, Thus bringing Their winning sTreak To Tour
consecuTive years, Mr. E. C. Cline, SBHS' baskeTball
menTor, was building Teams ThaT would be known as The
Yankees OT The CBL Tor several years.
CadeTs wi+h MiliTary Band
By l92O, a new organizaTion, The CadeT Corps, was
charTered as a school acTiviTy. lT now had over Two
hundred TiTTy members and had iTs own miliTary band.
Over The nexT Three years The baskerball Team won
The CBL in T92 l, I922, and I923 bringing The champion-
ship To eighT consecuTive seasons.
Possibly one OT SBI-TS' mosT Tamous graduaTes aT-
Tended Card CiTy in l92l. His name is Dr. Marshall
Dimock, The broTher OT SBl-TS vice-principal ElizabeTh
Dimock. Dr. Dimock is a proTessor OT poliTical science
who has served as AssisTanT SecreTary OT Labor under
Franklin D. Ro-osevelT as well as a commissioner OT The
lmmigraTion and NaTuralizaTion Service. l-le has also
held The posiTion OT consulTanT Tor The UniTed NaTions
and NaTural Resources Commission, and many oTher
Some OT The gym Teachers decided ThaT a club should
be Tormed having The besT leaders and aThleTes Trom
each class as members. This club was called The Leaders'
Ernie PinckerT-AThleTic Hero
ln sporTs, boTh TooTball and baskeTball SBI-IS copped
CBL championships led by perhaps The greaTesT aThleTe
ever To have walked The halls OT Cardinal CiTy. l-lis
name was Ernie PinckerT. ln his Treshman Through senior
years aT SBT-lS H924-27i, he led The Cardinals To Tour
sTraighT baskeTball championships. l-le laTer aTTended
USC where he became an All-American TooTball sTar
and won a Rose Bowl game Tor The Trojans wiTh a lasT-
minuTe field goal. ATTer college, he played pro TooTball
wiTh The WashingTon Redskins.
ln l9'25, The TooTball Tield was permanenTly named
STockTon Field in honor OT The Then currenT principal.
STockTon Field had a lighTing sysTem, and some OT The
home TooTball games were played under The lighTs. ln
baskeTball, The SBl-lSers again romped Through The
CBL. Two clubs were Tormed wiTh The idea OT promoTing
school spiriT, The BoosTer Club and The RooTer Club or
girls' pep club.
The year T926 Turned ouT To be one OT The besT all-
around years in The hisTory OT The school. l-lelping To
boosT SBI-TS To many honors was a sTudenT by The name
OT Dean Woolridge who won several cups and Trophies
Tor being The TasTesT and mosT accuraTe TypisT in
ln The field OT sporTs, SBHS showed The oTher schools
ThaT iT could do almosT anyThing iT puT iTs mind To by
winning The CBL in TooTball, baskeTball, lighTweighT
baskeTball and Track.
The sTudenTs OT The school had a righT To be proud
OT The Track Team because iTs capTain, Jimmy Payne
held The World InTersch-olasTic record Tor The 220 yard
low hurdles aT 23.8 seconds.
Also during This year, a new club was Tormed. lTs
name was The Baby BeeT Club and was Tormed by boys
inTeresTed in raising caTTle. H
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Greet Students and Faculty in 1915
Orange Show stadium was built in l94I in time tor
the high school tootball season, so SBl-lS moved to that
location tor its games. Games had previously been
played at Stockton Field, a tield which is now known
as the SBHS gym tield.
lt has been estimated that l073 tormer SBl-IS gradu-
ates and taculty were active participants in World War
ll. At the end ot the contlict. a talley was taken to
determine how many had died in the war. The tinal
result was a grim seventy-two tormer Cardinals and
taculty missing or killed.
Atter the way, which the i945 annual celebrated with
the dedication ot its theme to Victory, San Bernardino
High School reverted back to a peace-time economy.
ln order to keep up with the increased demand tor
etticient records land to comply with a new state law
stating that no club on campus could call its money
its own, it had to come under the heading ot Student
Body Fundsl, SBI-IS hired a tinancial secretary. l-ler name
was Miss Ruth Meyers.
Atwood Memorial Trophy, l945
Also, directly atter the war, a new athletic trophy
was presented to the school. The Leon A. Atwood
Memorial Trophy was awarded to the best all-around
athlete in the senior class ot SBI-lS. lt is currently kept
in the display case in the Ad l-lall with all the names ot
the outstanding athletes dating back as tar as the tirst
athletic records were kept.
A With the return ot boy triends and triends trom the
services, having tun became the main concern ot most
students on campus. ln I947, the La Boas, a boy-girl
beach gang that commuted to Laguna or Balboa beach
every weekend was tormed. La Boas only lasted until
the people concerned with it graduated.
SBHS Becomes Card City in I949
ln l949, a signiticant change came about in the SBl-lS
governing processes. Instead ot running the student
body on a system based upon that ot the tederal govern-
ment, it was changed to that ot a city government.
The Student Congress was dropped in tavor ot the
Student Council. The President ot the Student Body
became the Mayor ot Cardinal City. The idea ot SBI-IS
now becoming Cardinal City was born. The tirst mayor
was Chuck Patterson. Although SBI-lS is now celebrating
its tittieth birthday, Cardinal City can technically claim
only titteen years ot existence.
As SBHS entered the decade ot the l950's a new
contlict was upon the United States. Although it was
otticially a United Nations Police action, it was a war to
the men tighting it. One ot those men, and perhaps the
most honored ot all SBI-lS graduates, was Joseph C.
Rodriguez. ln May ot I95l, Rodriguez singlehandily
destroyed tive enemy machine gun nests and titteen
ot the soldiers manning them. For this courageous act,
President Eisenhower awarded Rodriguez the Congres-
sional Medal ot l-lonor, the highest honor the United
States can bestow on a man in the military.
Two years later, on a March night in l953, students
in the immediate vicinity ot SBI-lS awakened to whines
ot sirens. lt they were quick enough in dressing and
getting to the school, they saw the last remains ot the
girls gymnasium go down in tlames. The gym, in ex-
istence since l9l9, had cought on tire and, in the March
wind, spread quickly to engult the entire structure.
The Tyro Annual, in l954, noted that Card City had
an overtlowing population ot 3500 and with every ta-
cility at considerable strain. The next year, however,
the Annual reported only 2300 students enrolled, with
the building ot cross-town Pacitic l-ligh School to allevi-
ate SBHS' population problem. The i955 Tyro ignored
the beginning ot Pacitic High totally, and let the new
educational tacility get ott to a pleasant start.
As SBHS entered into the school year ot l954-55,
it also entered into its tortieth year ot existence at l9th
and "E" streets. This marked the start ot a general
upswing in quality in nearly everything at Card City,
including the athletic teams. The Cardinals, who had
never really been noted tor their winning basketball
teams, except tor a period in the late l9l0's and early
l920's, began a series ot seasons which consistently
placed them among the top three in CBL competition,
climaxed by the CBL championship in I964. The Cards
went to CIF three straight years betore l964 as runner-
up in the CBL. ln I963, the Cards travelled to the CIF
SBl-lS also produced an all-CBL choice in tootball
that was destined to make tootball his protession. Joe
Womack, who started tor the Redbirds in l955, later
joined the Pittsburgh Steelers ot the NFL.
Card tootballer's pretered to wait tor their big mo-
ment. lt came in I96l when SBl-lS swept to a tie with
Redlands tor the title, deteating Redlands in the process.
Redlands later went on to become CIF champions tor
that year. lt was the tirst championship tor Card City
ln that same year ot I96l, Cardinal trackmen won
CIF tame led by Tom lthe Bombl l-lester, who set a
national record tor the low hurdles.
Two other notables stood out in adding tame to the
name ot SBI-lS. The Tyro Weekly, SBl-lS' school news-
paper, gained honors trom national press services and
at local, on-the-spot writing tournaments. Also, the Card
Band, the Marching l-lundred, won high praise in South-
ern Calitornia competition during the past decade.
Victory Bell, Dr. Dolan Come in l960
I960-6I should go down in the annals ot SBl-lS as
an historic year tor the Cards. lt was during this year
that two ot Card City's most permanent tixtures be-
came a part ot SBHS. The tirst was the Victory Bell
donated by the Santa Fe Railroad. lt was an old bell
that needed a lot ot polish, but the student council
members ot that year did an admirable job on it. The
other addition was Dr. G. Keith Dolan, SBl-lS principal.
The year atter that. SBI-lS ioined in the toreign ex-
change student program, which yearly brings in two
students trom a toreign land to study at San Bernardino
l-ligh School. l continued on page 2591
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