Stockton High School - Guard and Tackle Yearbook (Stockton, CA)
- Class of 1916
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LITERARY ............ 3 4
EDUCATIONAL ............................. 4 3
STUDENTS' ORGANIZATIONS ........ 49
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GUARD AND TACKLE STAFF
Mervyn Doyle, Manager Harold Gravem, Editor
Thomas Louttit Bernice Frankenheimer Louis Fox
Herbert Coblentz Ila Tretheway Mervyn Dunnagan
Donald McDiarmid Mildred Jenkins Aubry Howland
GREATER STOCKTON HIGH
As the term closes andl we go forth "boldly, faithfully, successfully,"
we cannot help turning for a last look at dear old Stockton Hi with all
her added embellishments and opportunities, and contrasting this with
the high school of the past in which but one prescribed course was offered
-the old "one-horsev type- and then turning again to the present
to rejoice in the modern school with its many courses to prepare the
student for that particular branch which he wishes to make his life
For example, a mother, well blessed' with wordly goods, will say,
"My daughter will never need to work. I want her education to tit
her for her place in society."
"Very well, mad'am," we reply, "we can give her a course which
will prepare her to occupy the position she expects to hold. IYe will
acquaint her with the best in literatureg we will make her skilled in
Latin and the modern languages, in art and music, we will teach her
to converse properly, we will instruct her in the history of the human
race-its struggles and accomplishments, and we will add to her grace
and general health by our splendid course in physical trainingf, Surely
that mfother could not desire a more appropriate course for her daughter.
Again, a fond parent may explain, ':My daughter is talented in
music and art. VVhile I would like to send her to high school, I feel
that it is my duty to improve her talents, and I cannot afford to do bothf'
"Send her to us,', we answer, Hand you will not need to give her
outside drawing and singing lessons. IYe have a course in freehand
drawing which will acquaint her with the rudiments of her art, and
then take her on to leather work, pen and ink sketching, costume
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designing, interior decorating, woodblock printing, stenciling, and jewelry
work. For her singing we have a splendid two-year course in vocal
music and also a course in music history. So while she is attending
school, she can also be improving her natural talents without the expen-
diture of additional time or money."
Or a father, when approached on the subject of high school, may
say. "Xl ell, I d'on't care to have my boy become a teacher, an artist,
or a doctor, I want him to enter the business world."
"Then," we reply, "you could not do better financially or educa-
tionally than to give him a high school commercial course. This includes
bookkeeping, business practice, stenography and typewriting, arithmetic
and accounting, penmanship, commercial law, commercial English,
commercial geopgraphy, advertising and salesmanship, and several
other subjects that he may choose. You pay no tuition. The only
expense to you is for his books, and he will study under the best and
most efficient teachers obtainable."
And so it goes. For the future ,carpenter we offer joining,
cabinet making, wood turning, shop mathematics, geometrical and
mechanical drawing and architectural drawing and designing. For the
young doctor or scientist, there is biology, physiology and hygiene,
general and applied' chemistry and physics. For the prospective farmer,
agriculture, horticulture, poultry, live stock, chemistry, and farm
mechanics. For the engineer, algebra, plane and solid geometry, trigo-
nometry and physics. 'And for the dear little girl Qbless her heartlj
who shyly admits that it is her ambition "just to be a good housekeeperi'
an excellent course in cooking and sewing.
And just one more thought in closing. How often inthe past has
the mother of the pupil living at a distance from school sighed' over
the fact that her dear one must subsist on a cold lunch at noon, while
she and dad are enjoying their hot and appetizing meal at home! Now
she may set her mind at rest, for with the new cafeteria, the boy and
girl can enjoy a thoroughly nutritious and wholesome lunch at a price
which will be an agreeable surprise.
So. no longer is the high school merely for the boy and girl who
expect to teach or to remain at home. Cn the contrary, it is now open
to every boy and every girl, for among the many courses and' several
branches. there is at least one particular corner to please and satisfy
each pupil, whatever his ambitions and expectations.
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MILITARY TRAINING IN HIGH SCHOOL
Military authorities have agreed that preparedness is necessary to
maintain peace in the United' States. They have agreed that ad-equate
preparedness will cost an enormous sum of money. Economical states-
men, recognizing the necessity and seeing the costiliness of prepared-
ness, hit upon a plan of training the high school students to defend this
great broad country of ours in time of stress. This a most despicable
and cowardly procedure. In the event of wrar these mlen would sit
back and enjoy peace that was paid for, not in money, but in the lives
of the young men of the coming generation, in the lives of the young
men who had not yet met with the world.
Another 'iobjection 'to military training is that it destroys seli
reliance. The duty of a soldier is to obey. The officer is only to do
the thinking, the private obeys, He is forced by intangible rules into
blind obedience. The schools were established for the purpose of
encouraging and cultivating thought. The military system on the other
hand, ignores and discourages thought on the part of any but the
officers. The student is given a rifle. He is told to hold the riiie at
attention. He does. He is told to fire the rifle. He fires. In thus
blindly executing the will of another, he is a mere automaton. Tenny-
sonunderstood this principleand ably expressed it in f'The Charge of
the Light Brigade." i
"Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred
Though the soldiers knew
Some one had blundered
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs but to do and die."
The school system and! the war system have nothing in common.
We should be unalterably opposed to military training in our schools,
because it wfould join in close partnership the finest thing that -American
civilization has given to humanity-our free public schools, the hope
of democracy-with war, the most barbaric, inhuman, un-Christian
system that a cruel fate ever inflicted on a struggling world
It has been the custom in the past to send only our physically
perfect men away to iight, leaving at homie the scholars, the philoso-
phers, and the sages to gather the wisdom and the learning of the
present and past and preserve that wisdzom and learning for the future
In this way struggling civilization has been carried over many a dan-
gerous chasm and preserved for us. We are now intrusted with the
wisdom and learning of a thousand generations back to be preserved by
us for a thousand generations to come. Are we then to think lightly
of this sacred trust and endanger the safety of it by risking the lives of
the coming philosophers and scholars?
Then we must look at the moral side of the question. The average
student goes to church on Sunday and is taught the Golden Rule.
f'Thou shalt not kill," He comes black to school on Monday and' is
taught how to kill his fellow men in the mfost cold blooded, scientific
manner, both with gun and the swords. He will undoubtedly see the
inconsistency of things but as he goes to school I-ive days a Week and
to church but one, he will think his chool five tims as important as his
church, "Thou shalt kill" live times as important as "Thou shalt not
kill" and that his commander is live times as important as his God.
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STAY WITH IT. a
Every year when graduation days roll around, there are a number
of students who are dropped from the list of the Senior students who
will receive diplomas. .This year the number of these boys and girls
is unusually large, for in a class of over one hundred and ten fourth-year
students, only eighty will graduate. This shows a sad lack of 'purpose
and of good hard application on the part of the thirty or m-ore students
who will either have to come back next year or will leave high school
after having ipracE6llyT'waste'd four years oftheiflifefi Some may say
that this is not a waste of time-that they have learned something from
part of their subjects, at any rate. That is partly true, for they may
have learned a few facts, but the greatest thing of all they have not
learned. "What is the greatest thing of all?" you ask. The art of
applying themselves so that they may go through the high school in
the required time, and not have to take five years to dfo what their
classmates have d-one in four years.
Many of these people who are not going to graduate this year have
been heard to remiark pensively, MII I had only realized when I wars
a Freshman or a Sophomore how important it was to earn every credit,
I might have graduated, but it's too late now." Yes, it is too late for
them, but it is not too late for all the remaining sudents in this school
to take notice, and to act accordingly. Every junior, every Sophomore
and every Freshman should take a few minutes to consider whether,
when it comes his turn to graduate, he, too, will be one of those who
has been forced to see his classmates and friends graduate and go into
college or the business world without himz.
Even although this is the end' of the school year and your mind
is full of plans for vacation pleasures, just take a little of your valuable
time, look up your credits and see exactly where you stand. Then make
up your mind that you are going to get all your subjects next year,
and are going to graduate when you should and you'll enjoy your
vacation equally as much and will know how to start right in September.
A girl is a young maiden endowed with a peculiar attractiveness
and a fondness for bon bons and jewelry. Take a very pretty girl and
place her on a desert island, and in less than a week the desert island
would be covered with the foot-prints of two or three hundred bipeds
of the masculine gender.
To capture one of these specimens of femininity is a comparatively
easy matter. Almost any bashful young man, when properly schooled
to look pleasant and speak cleverly, can effect the capture of a girl who
looks like a million dollars to him. Of course, he must be dressed to fit
the occasion. If the girl attends moonlight dances, hire an evening suit
and part the hair in the middle. If she adores cow-boy hlms, find a wide-
brimmed sombrero and choke the neck with a bandana. If she is a
racing bug, hire a jitney-bus and wear goggles.
When you have succeeded in picking off the prize, make no effort
to keep it. The more these queer creatures are loved, the less they care
for the sensation-from the same lover.
If you would win fame and acquire a bank account, put your heart
in the ice-box and steer your course away from the ladies. But if you
would enjoy life-think it over.
After all, pigs is pigs.
Boys will be boys.
But girls are inexplicable. I
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Mildred L. jenkins
Lucille E. Ryan
Ardath Van Landingham
Valeta F. Sutter
Esta Francis Gallo
Katherine K. Bentz
Wallace William Hewitt
Marie L. Park
Gustav Bernard Vehn
Beverly B. Castle
Lois Eugenia Horan
Norma Marie Del Monte
Wiiliam Bernard Faulkner Jr.
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Kate Louise Arata
Corinne Mae Mowry
UV. Walter Davidson
Beatrice Marie Campodonico
Clarence Edward Krebs
Marjorie E. Stanton
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Maurice W. Kennedy
Laurence H. Kelton
Herbert C. Coblentz
Aubrey Oliver Howland
Ila La Verne Tretheway
Vernon M. Curtis
Erna Rhea Beal
Harmon Sewell Eberhard
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Harriet Woodside McGinn
Liberty Henrietta Solomon
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Clarence Wells Mapes
M. Dennis Doyle
Ralph Edward Herring
Florence Elizabeth Duffy
Irma A. Doan
William Robert Parks
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HVVANTED-A young lady of good character to serve punch at Summer
Dances given by a group oi High School students at Oak Park.
References required. Apply at 136 W. Magnolia St., Mrs Sterret,
She read it again for the twentieth time. jumping up, she cried,
'fI'll do it!" and dartedfrom the room..
"How do you do? Is this Mrs. Sterret?" She feltweak and had
some misgivings as she beheld the large pompous lady who held the
door open for her.
'4Yes, this is Mrs. Sterretg anything I can do for you P"
"I am Dorothy Donnell, and I have come to answer this ad." With
this, Dorothy held up last night's "Stockton Record," opened to the
'fWant Ad" section. ,
"Well, Miss Donnell, you had better come in and we can talk it
overf' Dorothy heard Mrs. Sterret reply in a patronizing voice.
"Mrs, Sterret, I will take the position ii I can keep my identity
unknown. I am a High School student and my life would be made
miserable if I were known. To avoid this, I can dress to suit the dance.
I can be a Spanish girl, a Japanese, a Flower girl and a great many more
disguisesf' Dorothy began without hesitation. .
"Your references are more than I could wish and if you desire
it you may have the position during the summer months," and Mrs.
Sterret gave her the necessary papers to sign.
The boys and girls had begun to arrive and Dorothy was in her
place, ready. Dorothy Donnell had chosen the Spanish Senorita as her
model for the first dance of the series. This costume seemed to lit her
style of duty better than any other. All that was evident and could
be used to identify her, was her beautiful golden brown hair massed'
high on her head.
The First dance had begun. Dorothy kept time with the music.
She saw a couple coming after a glass of punch, who-m she recognized
as Adriane Demarest and 'Eleanor Goodrich. Elearnor seemed quite
curious to discover the identity of the Spanish Senorita, but Adriane
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"Mrs, Sterret, you have said you would do anything for me," Adriane
began in his most pleading tone. I
"And so I will. You know you are my favorite," beamed Mrs.
Sterret, "what is your wish PU I
"My dear Senorita, allow me to present you to my favorite," Mr.
Adriane Demarestf' and with that Mrs. Sterret left them.
"May I have just one dance ?" he pleaded.
"Of course not, . Mrs. Sterret wishes me to serve punch," Dorothy
"Whats the use of being a favorite if no good comes of it? What
dance can I have if I fix it up with the lady?"
"Somewhere,near the middle to relieve the monotony," while she
served someone else.
Toward the middle of the evening Adriane came running toward
her. "She will relieve you during two dances if you wish."
HAH right, this one and the last, I guess."
At the next dance Adriane was not quite so lucky. Mrs. Sterret
allowed her three dances, but as Flower Girl she had more admirers
than as a Spanish maid, at least she favored more.
Adriane finally got the last dance and asked to take her home.
She refused, saying that he would find her out if she allowed him to,
and at the end of the dance slipped away before he could look around.
On September 3rd, 1914, the R. 0. R., as they were wont to call
themselves gave the last dance of the season. It was their most elabor-
ate affair and a masquerade. The girl at the punch bowl was there as
Everyone was enjoying himself except Adriane. As he saw the
"Senorita,H as he still called her, dance and Hirt with I-Iarold Goodrich
and Maurice Sterret, a nephew of Mrs. Sterret, he wondered what enjoy-
ment was left in life.
But as he got a glass of punch she stopped talking with Harold
Goodrich long enough to say:
t'You can have the last one, Adriane, as usual, if you wish."
"Of course, I wishfl he answered quickly," is that all?" But Dor-
othy was laughing at some joke of Harold's and hadr forgotten Adriane.
Dorothy made up for all the neglect when the last dance came and
Adriane was consoled. I-Ie begged to find out who she was so he might
continue their friendship, but she was determined he should not.
"Do you know Nella Walker, a Senior at high school? She will
deliver any message that you have to send. I will answer them. One
thing more so that you may identify me, if you try. My eyes are the
same shade as my hair," and Dorothy Donnell slipped out of Adriane
Demarest's sight, but not his mind. -
School had commenced. Adrian looked for Nella Walker, and
finally found her sitting by the window in the study, talking to a small
crowd of girls. Adriane closely surveyed each one, but none looked
like the "Senorita." Nella came nearest to it, but her hair was too dark
to match the golden brown of the girl at the punch bowl. I-Ier eyes
were darker, but Adriane had never seen Dorothy's eyes so could not
rtell. I-Iefhad, 1'roweverTseen hefgolderfbrowniihair ma'sTsEd highupon
her head. He beckoned Nella aside and begged her to tell him Dorothy's
name. She refused, but said she would take a note to-the "Senorita."
She was in the study the third period in the morning, also the hrst in
the afternoon, and so was Adriane.
Adriane became interested in Nella Walker, partly to hear of
Dorothy and partly for her own personality. Adriane wrote a note to
Nella and threw it across a couple of aisles. Nella picked it up, put it
in her pocket, and was studying diligently when the ever-watchful study
teacher, Mr. Toms, appeared, but seeing every one 'studying he went
back to his desk. Nella opened the note and read:
"df if 'F Have tickets to the Yosemite tonight. Will you go? VVill
call at 8:15 if you will. X tk X"
Nella wrote: "Will be glad to go. 8:15 suits me. Thanks."
She folded it up and suddenly decided she needed some ink, left
the note on his desk on her way after the ink.
At the theatre Alexander answered Adrianeis question. Adriane
asked if he would ever see his "Senorita" under ordinary circumstances
and without a mask. Alexander told him he would, thus putting new
life in him, but suddenly spoiled it all by telling him to beware of a light-
haired friend who was also receiving notes from the "Senorita."
Adriane was so gloomy that Nella declared she wished she had
accepted Harold Goodrichis invitation instead, and refused to come with
him again unless he livened up a little, which he did but in anger.
"Yes, you, too, turn me down for Harold Goodrich. The "Senorita"
has a light-haired friend. Harold Goodrich and I part company right
here." and on he raved.
Next morning Adriane wrote a long letter to the "Senorita."
Alexander told me I would find out who you are. Will it be soon?
Tell me, do not keep me in suspense longer. The first part of his answer
made me happy, but he also told me you were writing notes to Harold
Goodrich. Is that so, and why didn't you tell me? Yours,
Dorothy studied long over the answer that would show Adriane
that she could write to Harold and still remain a friend of Adriane.
Finally, she decided to lay the case before him and let him use his own
As Alexander usually is right, I guess you will soon learn my
identity. As to the other matter, you did not ask me before if I was
writing to Harold or I should have told you. These notes stand for our
conversation, would you have said anything if I talked to Harold?
Think about it. As ever,
Adriane did think about it until he saw that she was right, but that
did not keep him from having unpleasant thoughts of Harold.
Adriane had given up the idea of taking the "Senorita" anywhere
so enjoyed life with Nella as his partner. Twice a week they enjoyed
the Lyric photoplays, and on nights when they had no studying to do,
Adriane spent them with Nella singing the old high school songs.
Nella and Adriane were both planning to graduate in june and
examinations were taking most of their time. All Adriane had, to remind
him of events that had happened last summer, was a box of letters tied
with a blue ribbon. Adriane was seeing more and more of Nella and
finally came to the conclusion that he loved her. Before he said any-
thing to her about it, he decided to see whether he had forgotten the
"Senorita,' or had just been carried away with other things. So he wrote,
asking her once more to reveal her identity. I-Ie was to go away when
he had graduated and wanted to see her once at least. She consented to
go to the dance given by Eleanor Goodrich in honor of the graduates
It was to be a masquerade and was to be in the high school gym. She
decided to come as a Spanish Senorita again.
When Adriane say his "Senorita" again, he realized that he had not
forgotten her but was infatuated with Nella. When the time for un-
masking came the "Senorita" and Adriane slipped out. She refused to
unmask and show him who she was, though she told him she was
"You will always be 'Senorita' to me," Adriane mused.
As they were speeding along in his car towards Dorothy's home, he
became desperate, and leaning over, he whispered,
"Dorothy, 'Senoritaf I love you! I must see your face," and took
off the mask.
I-Ie gave a cry of gladness, for the "Senorita," the girl he loved, was
Nella Walker, the girl he thought he loved. VVith Adriane's kiss on her
lips, Dorothy Donnell and Nella Walker became one, and the mystery
of "Senorita" was solved. -Elizabeth Duffy, 'l6.
"Uhr Brmm nf iEsenhun"
Four years I lay a-dreaming,
Upon your welcome shores,
My dreams wfere calm and pleasing,
With the freedom of out-doors.
Your colors o'er me streaming,
Led to the favored realm,
Where the King and Queen of knowledge,
Give humble hands the helm.
I dreamipt you were the sunshine,
While I, the earth below,
And often your bright sunbearns,
Set many a hope aglow.
But now the gates of dreamland
Are closed for evermore,
And ambition's gleam doth lure me
To wander from thy door.
Now must I cease my dvreaming,
And rise with flag unfurled.
in Whale boldbn, high, ery "Do ereDie," -ees as as as
And grapple with the World.
CP. G. A., '17j
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Marcenthaw decided that if he remained much longer in his present
position he would never be able to move again. No sound of his pur-
suers reached his ears, so he set out along the creek bottom as silently
as a hunted animal.
He had gone a hundred yards, perhaps, when, after ducking beneath
a low hanging bush, a strange sight met his gaze.
Bending over a poolin the creek, one arm resting upon a protuding
rock to support her, the other extending a bucket beneath the water,
was the phantom wrhich he had chased the night before. What a picture
she made! I
The skirt of her faded red calico dress was playfully puffed up by
the fitful gusts of wind which brushed it against the green ferns and
clark tree roots. Her skin was coppered by the summer sun and
autumn winds. Her black hair fell brokenly about her in crimpy wave-
lets, the sun casting little golden arrows in circles about it. Marcenthaw
thought of a deer he had once seen drinking at a lake.
Having filled her bucket, she turned and faced himg then for the
first time he saw' her eyes. Marcenthaw felt a numbness come overf
him and his face was the face of a man who has seen a ghost. It was
not because she had screamed and run from him as if he had' been
a wild beast, it was the picture of her eyes. They were pathetic eyes,
cool, calm eyes at times, he was sure, but now they were eyes like
burning craters whose Ham-es leapt upward. Even with the brief
glimapse of those eyes he had, he could never forget.
His thoughts were cut short by the nasty spat of a bullet close by
and in an instant he had lost himself again in the dense brush.
A H. M., 'l8.
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Svnnnvt Gln Spring
Welcome are you with your beauty rare,
Hope of the future fair and free you bring,
With every joy of promised youth and Spring.
VVhen all have tired of Winter bleak and bare.
The birds awake from out their slumber fair,
While rains descend and' gentle dampness bring,
And everywhere is warm sunlight shining.
Soft breezes whisper through the fragrant air.
VVe watch the fairy season gently spread,
And see the world all decked in tender green-
The loveliest hue of early radiant Spring.
VVe see the Howers lift their graceful heads,
How glad an cheery everything doth seem,
W'hen Heaven and Nature a joyous anthem sing!
'A. J., '17.
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Marie thought, as she pinned up the last stray lock of curly black
hair and gave the new pink dress a few little finishing touches, that
she was the most beautiful girl in the county and her heart Huttered
as she realized that even now Robert was waiting in the parlor below
to introduce jack McCray, a popular and' wealthy young fellow home
for vacation from college.
There were three sisters in the family-Grace, who had married
several years before, Marie, the family beauty, and Georgia, the ugly
duckling. Georgia knew that she was considered the failure of the
family as far as looks went, but it mattered little to her, for she would
rather have a speckled nose than to pay the price of beauty with beauty
sleeps and various lotions.
So as Marie entered the parlor she smiled her most charming smile,
the one she hadi practiced for her own and the mirror's benefit so often
of late, and said to herself, "My, isn't he handsome!"
But as her eyes rested on her sixteen-year-old sister sitting Turkish
fashion, delightfully at ease on the floor, amusing both Robert and ,lack
by her witty speeches, she ordered her witfh a miost coquettish frown
and an affected shake of her fingers, "to get up off the floor and go out
to help mother with the dishes."
As Jack left that night, he asked if he might call again, and Marie,
smiling assent, said, "As often as you like."
So through the summer months he was a frequent visitor at her
home, more frequent than she knew, for often when she "slept" he
and Georgia rowed, played tennis, or took long hikes over country. ,
And one day, after one of these "hikes," Georgia came home, her
freckled little face flushed crimson, her already somlewhat snub nose
tilted more than usual, and a college "frat" pin carelesslylpinned on her
dress. Marie, however, did not see or know any of this, and uncon-
sciously thought it wasshe, alone, wfho was the object of Iack's visits.
The night before he was to return to college, he asked Marie and
Georgia to go to the theater with Robert and him. On the way they
passed a beggar w-hom Marie refused to give a dzime, but Georgia
gallantly dropped her gold pin she had won for tennis. Jack hung
behind a minute to buy back the pin, and afterwards lovingly put it
in his vest pocket. Not until then were Marie's eyes opened.
So as he bade them good night he held Georgia's hand for a moment
and said, 4'You must promise to write to me 'every Week and don't you
dare to forgetf'
As the twfo girls climbed into their one bed that night Marie turned
her face to the wall without the customlary good night kiss, but Georgia,
stifling a sigh of happiness, "saw things" in the dark.
FLORA McDIARMID, '18.
Oh, Lord, when I look back and see again
The ruined city by the Golden Gate
And recall how men were filled with hate
Towards Thee for filling hearts with pain,
And then I gaze where formerly had lain
A bleeding town, and see, ordained by Fate,
The "Jewel City," lying all in state,
Besidle the bay upon a gentle plain,
'Tis then a consciousness across me steals,
NVhich fills my soul with gratitude and bliss,
Impelling me to raise a prayer to Thee,
For Thou to whom each Christian daily kneels,
Hath charity when all appears amiss,
And granteth us renewed serenity.
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THF. FACULTY- I
That learned, lovable, God-fearing band.
The good they have wrought we'll ne'er understand
Find we another so noble, so grand?
Maybe we will, but we doubt it.
That fountain of knowledge, goodness and mirth,
Oh, to be sensible of its true Worth!
Find we its equal on God's green earth?
Maybe we will, but we dloubt it.
That body of friendship, that staunch, loyal crew,
VVould that the world looked on them as we do!
Find we another so firmf and: so true?
Maybe we will, but we doubt it.
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"Ch, pardon me!"
"No, it was all my fault," sputtered "Huskey', Craig, the "Staffs"
best reporter, as he tried to regain his footing after running straight
into a regular little fairy queen. She was dressed in the neatest pink
dress, and her cheeks were the finest match you could imagine. He
had just been placed on the year's most sensational case, and was
hurrying through one of the big parks trying to think of some possible
clue when the collision occurred. The case was about an automobile
accident inwhich an old lady had been run over and killed while the
driver had gotten away before anyone could find out the number or any
definite evidence, now Craig was on the trail to see what his reporter's
talent could pick up.
Before he could get his balance she had disappeared d'0wAn a side
path and was out of sight. He must see her againg he couldn't go
on with his work with that faint glimpse of such a wonderful little
creature. His search through the park was fruitless, however. Finally
he had to stop to get his breath, staring at the only clue she had left-
a little silk handkerchief, with the initials M. S. in the corner, which
she had dropped in her excitement. But this would never dog he would
never solve his case standing there gazing at a handkerchief. He
hurried on to Woodthill Avenue bridge where he heard the woman
had been killed.
"Gosh, but it was done in a jiffy. Why, Fat, if yer could only
have seen the way it was. There was that oldi woman chasin' right
across the street and wouldn't get out of the way for nothin'g then
smash, right into her went the machine and finished herg just that
Vlfas it a clue? Huskey listened. He had just overhead what a
ragged newsboy was telling his pal. He stopped as if to light his
cigar and caught enough to convince him.
"An' the way the car made its getaway was great, but I know
who she was fer I sell her a paper every mornin'."
"Say, you, give me a paper," called Craig, then pulled' the youngster
to the office scared half to death.
"Central, South 5436 please. Yes, yes, 5436"
"Hello, Tom? Great. Say, chief, come over right awayg I've got
the whole thing for' you. Yes, hurry up about it, too. What? Oh,
yes, this is 'fHuskey" Craig. I just got the dope on that auto case.
Come right over and you've got it cinched-."
Craig had found out from' the boy the address and the whole story.
Now he would have the detective chief cinch the whole matter.
"Yes she's in 869. And mind you that you don't forget she's a
murderess.'L.The editor dispatched..Craigfthe next morning to interview
Miss Southwell, the young lady who had run over the old'woman. No
one would ever believe that she was able to do it she was so beautiful-
at least that was what they told Craig.
"Aw, she won't run over me like she did that poor helpless old
woman, I'll pull the whole story out of her."
He hurried to the jail and was shown 869. "Now,,' he chuckled
up his sleeve, "I'll show her a few things." He pushed open the
door, but stopped like a shot when he saw who was inside. There,
hudvdled up in the corner of the cell, was his little Pink Lady, her cheeks
all stained with tears. "My God! You?" With that he was out of
jail and calling a taxi.
"Gut to VVoodhill Avenue bridge, hustle!" It was no time until
they out to the bridge and had found the little newsy who had furnished
the evidence the diay before. I-Ie didn't even take time this trip to
buy a paper to get on the good side of the boy but shoved him into the
taxi and rushed back to the oflice.
"Hello, Lockwood-this Attorney Lockwood?"
"Yes," altogether too slow for Craig.
f'This is Walter Craig of the "Star." You are on the defense for
the young lady they have up for that auto trouble? Great, I have
some of the best evidence you ever heard of. Can I see you in about-
or right away if I come up EW
"Yes, certainlyjy quick enough this time to satisfy Craig's excite-
Two weeks later the tiresome trial was over. The jury hadi been
out for three hours already. The door opened and the foreman of the
jury took his place. "We, the jury, find Miss Marion Southwell not
Of course Craig had to have several "interviews" with Miss South-
well, and the next timfe that her name appeared in the "Star" Craigis
name was in one ,corner as Assistant Editor, while her name appeared
in a little notice which proved to be the last time it was ever printed
as Miss Marion Southwell. A
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To create an enthusiastic interest in the thing at hand, has been one
of the aims of the department-in addition to carefully supervising and
guiding the body up-building, If we can produce the habit of interest
in our students our failures in life will be greatly diminished. A
A feature of the work this year has been the swimming. Forty-eight
boys could not swim in September and by Christmas all except four
could cross the tank, a distance of twenty feet. We trust those four
will make it before june 23, l9l6. All boys in the Freshman and Sopho-
more years will be equipped with life-saving ability and be able to
resuscitate one who has been drowned. Thus we feel that the pool has
amply justified the expenditure necessary to build it.
The department needs more equipment to enable bigger and better
accomplishments, and we trust the near future will see installed: two
tennis courts, a handball court, a basket ball court, and perfected track
equipment. VVith these for next year a greater effort can be made to
give every boy an athletic hobby.
The trend in physical education is to incorporate more and more
into the schedule, athletic games, and activities with emotional content,
We have to a slight degree followed this trend.
Next year we will inaugurate a much needed branch of the Work, a
course in personal hygiene and first aid. This will consist of one lecture
each week added to the two periods in the gym.
The big problem in our athletic world is to so arrange it that every
one is given an opportunity to enjoy good wholesome activity. The
winning varsity basket ball -team is an excellent thing, but a system that
develops just that one team and allows and fosters no other is doing a
grave injustice to the rest of the student body wholesale competition is
what we want-with our varsities as example and helpers to our less
experienced participators. For a starter a union athletic emblem and
society would be splendid, making winning weight team men and second
variety men eligible--this society to be fostered and guided by the Big S.
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The success of the Sixth Annual Senior Play, "A Midlsummer
Nights Dream," was partly due to the creditable manner in which it
was advertised by the Advertising and Salesmanship class.
This class, the first of its kind at the Stockton High School, was
organized last fall under the capable direction of Mr. Lloyd D. Barzee.
The majority of the class have never had any practical experience
in this work before and took a great interest in planning out the cam-
paign for the play. i
- They dlesigned and blocked out 100 'large posters and 250 artistic
window cards which they distributed in appropriate positions about the
city. The cut of Shakespeare, which appeared on the window cards, is
an original drawing by Harold Gumfpert, a member of the class. '
In addition to the posters the class wrote several feature stories
about the play which appeared in the daily papers. The material for
these stories was gatheredl entirely by the students themselves, who
then w'rote the articles.
Considering that the work is the first of its kind to be attempted
by the class, it mfust be said that the Senior Play was exceedingly well
advertised. l Ak
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The third year of the Stockton High School Lyceum' Coure was
the best yet given. The program, which was unusually entertaining
and instructive, consisted of the following seven numbers.
Tuesday, Nov. 9.-The Apollo Concert Company. These tive ver-
satile entertainers gave an excellent concert with their varying com-
binations of piano, saxaphone, trombone, Violin, banjo clarinet, flute
and oboe, which numbers were interspersed with vocal selections and
Wednesdlay, Nov. 24.-Albert E Wiggan, the "apostle of Efficiency,"
gave a most interesting and instructive lecture on "Eugenics or the
Science of Being Well Born."
Friday, Dec. l7.-Oxford Musical Company. This mixed quartet
of professional vocalists gave one of the most pleasing concerts of the
season. Their closing num.ber was an adaptation of the "Mikado,"
presented in costume in a most creditable manner.
Monday, Jan. 31.-judge George Balden, the well known jurist
of Massachusetts, delighted' a large audience with a most witty discus-
sion of "The Needs of the Hour." The lecture was considered one of
the best ever given in Stockton.
Tuesday, Feb. 15.-Frederick Wards, the distinguished Shakes-
pearean actor and lecturer, gave a recital of "Macbeth" in his inimitable
style. The gallery was packed with High School students who were
greatly pleased with the readeing.
Monday, March 20.-Sidney Landon proved himself to be a. most
unique entertainer. In his "Types of Literary Men," he presented a
living and realistic representation of many of the great names in litera-
ture. His impersonations were made very effective with the use of
wigs. paints and his clever change of expression and voice.
Friday, April 14.-John Kendrick Bangs, the famous American
author and editor, closed the course with a most delightful lecture upon
"Salubritios I1iHave Metf' what proved to be a very witty running
commentary on some of the noted men and events of his wide experience.
Prospective Course 1916-17
The course contemplated for .nextgyear will be the strongest yet
given and includes the following: Myrna Sharlow, the prima donna
who has filledihe imfngrtal lV-lelba's. piggy severaLtimesiSenat.or Thos.
P. Gore, the Oklahoma statesman, Shildkerts famous Htmgarian
orchestra, Dr. Charles E. Barker, presidents Taft's health adviser, who
will speak upon "How to Live to be a Hundred", Thomas Brooks
Fletcher. the noted Ohio editor, who will lecture upon "The Tragedy
of the Unpreparedvg Adrian Nevins, the brilliant interpreter and reader,
and last by unanimous request, john Kendrick Bangs, who will fill
a return engagement.
Svtnrktnn High Svrhnnl Agrimltural Gllnh
The Agricultural Club is
one of the principal means of
interesting boys and girls in
farm life. This tends to de-
velop better farmers and to
improve conditions on the
farm as well as to esablish a
better rural citizenship.
The Stockton Agricultural
Club has made an excellent
record although only a few
of the boys have taken part
in it. Its fame has spread
not only over the county but
also over the state as one of
its members las year was ta
prize winner in the contest
and was among the number
who were taken to NVashing-
ton, D. C.
The transcontinental trips
made by the winners of the
agricultural contests afford
great educational advantages
to those fortunate enough to
head the lists. The students
are given an opportunity to
see the people and the farm-
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towns and cities of the dif-
ferent states. Many ideas and suggestions bearing on farm life are
received and withal a deeper appreciation of the value and benefits of
farm life to the individual and to the nation. Moreover, specialized
farming is clearly portrayed thus bringing the student into closer touch
with the particular branch of farming in which he is most interested.
At the same time, the student is made to see that success in this field
as well as in any other is attained only through hard work. The practi-
cal side, the "hard work" side of farming, is not in any way covered
up, but the student is enabled to see through the drudgery the full reali-
zation of his highest ideal.
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Those who saw the Senior Play and who say the excellent programs
printed by the Print Shop boys of the new Prevocational School, realize
fully that this institution is no longer an experiment, but has proven
to be a decided success. It is all the more worthy of comment when
we stop to realize that the boys of this school are only of the sixth
and seventh grades. Stockton High will be glad to make tl1e acquain-
tance of these boys when they enter high school next September.
Mr. Jensen, director of the Industrial Arts Department, states also
that all these boys when they entered the Prevo last Septemiber were
of unanimous mind, in that they did not intend' to attend high school.
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By virue of the real need for book learning, demonstrated by the half
time in the shop, many of them have come to realize that attending
school is worth while. Some of them. have decided to enter Stockton
High as soon as they graduate.
Printing is not the only shop included. Some of the boys in car-
pentry have also been doing excellent Work of a practical nature and
the machine shop class organized in February has been giving a good
account of itself. For instance the two inch die, necessary for the
punching of the Senior programs, all ready referred to, was made in
the shop. This job, if taken to a tool maker, would probably have
cost eight or ten dollars, whereas the material for making it costs a
great deal less.
Wie understand that the Prevo print shop is asking for an additional
press and trust that it is more than a rumor. To be perfectly frank
we are hoping that if this press is added it will mean that the Guard
and Tackle can be printedl by these boys unless of course We should
be so fortunate as to have the addition of a printing plant here in the
Industrial Arts Department in the High School.
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Louis Fox Lenore Neumiller Wilber LefHer
George Fortune Jack Raggio Lee I-Iickinbotham
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The Executive Committee for the year 1915-16 has proved etlicient
in every way.
As the most important body in the school, the students expect a
great deal from their Executive Committee, and this year it has
undoubtedly fulhlled the highest expectations of the Student Body.
Rex Parker, as its president, has worked constantly and earnestly
during the term, and is responsible to a great degree for its success,
lla Tretheway, vice-president of the Committee, has proved herself
a faithful and interested' member. ,
Lenore Neumiller, Senior representative, deserves praise for the
manner in which she has attended to the interests of the Student Body.
Jack Raggio Hlled the important position of secretary-treasurer
in an admirable manner, keeping his accounts and minutes in a strictly
businesslike way. '
Mr. Ellis, as auditor, expended his energy in overseeing the work
of his department and his successful handling of the Senior play tickets
without the slightest discrepancy was the crowning successf of his
efforts. A -
Wlilbur Leffler, custodian of the Committee, attended to his duties
faithfully and was present at every meeting throughout the year.
George Buck, also Senior representative, proved himself a proficient
member. He was the author of a resolution providing for the revision
of the constitution of the Associated Students.
Homer Guernsey and Louis Fox, junior representatives, Leland
Hickinbotham, as Sophomore, and George Fortune as Freshman repre-
sentatives gave strict attention to the business before them.
The attendance of all eleven members has been especially good.
The Committee has successfully financed all athletics during the term,
and has begun a revision of the constitution, obliteratingall irrevalent
and ambiguous portions. It is hoped that next year's Committee will
complete the task. ' A if ' '
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Undoubtedly the board or power in which all studfents are mostly
concerned is that of the Student Control. This 'board has more power
over the individual student than has the Executive Committee, and
at least as much power as the principal, if not more. The control
members may suspend, expel, or recommend thelexpulsion of any
student whose condluct they deem undesirable to the student body.
This position, therefore, contains little honor, but demands calm
judgment and sincerity of purpose from every member. Being students
themselves, they can render a suitable punishment better than the prin-
cipal or even the faculty. Also, since they are students, they are open
to criticism and must be careful that they are neither too lenient nor
too strict, because they they would be accused 'of being a failure or
of being unfair.
The diflicult position this year has been entrusted to Rex Parker,
presidfent of the Student Bodyg Ralph Herring, Tom Louttit, Louis
Fox and Fraser, Young for the boys, Ila Tretheway, vice-president
of the Student Body, Mildred jenkins, Marie Park and Nadine
McQuigg for the girls.
The boys, meetings and trials have been held in the "Guard and
Tacklef' room, while the girls have met in the rear ollice. Trials are
held dfuring the advisor period, unless the case be unusual and required
longer time. . i
There has been during the year approximately sixty trials by both
the boys and girls, but ofthis number only two were suspended, a fact
which speaks well for the conduct of the Student Body as a whole.
The committee this year has been unusually efficient, each and
every member having worked earnestly and faithfully for the interest
of the school, attempting to be absolutely fair and impartial in passing
sentence upon the students.
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The "Big S Society" of the Stockton High School was organized
four years ago by a group of boys who had distinguished themselves
in various athletic contests and were later awarded their block "S,"
hence the name "Big S Society." The object of such an organization
was to promote honest athletics in the High School and to keep the
reputation of the school and its athletics above reproach. In both these
original aims the society has thus far been highly successful, so that
today the name of Stockton High is respected in all of the cities of
the state in which its athletic teams have appeared, not only because
of their strength but for clean playing as well. Its teams have been
adjudged theichampions of Central California several times, and always
has Stocktonlbeen able to boast that the position was gained by giving
their opponents fair and square fights.
But never in all of the four years of its existence has the "Big S
Societyl' undertaken a proposition as big, in its fostering of honest
athletics in the school, as the financing of the Honolulu trip. When
this plan wfas first proposed by Coach Amos Elliot, the society im-me-
diately decided to devote the entire proceeds of the annual vaudeville,
something which has come to be looked forward to with interest, to
the fund. But to make the trip a success, something mlore than money
was first necessary-enthusiasm-the real meaning of which in this
case meant work. The boys seemed to realize this, and from that time
on, not a moment was wasted. Business men seeing that they were
really in earnest, were anxious to aid such a good cause. The local
newspapers have donated valuable space liberally in bringing the subject
before the public, so that by this time most people in the city are
fainiiliar with the plan to send eighteen of the local High School students
across the Pacihc this summer to make a tour of the islands. This
team will be chosen for their fitness andl will be the best representatives
that the school can send out. At the end of the school term a survey
of the school is to be made and the team chosen. Three things are
to be taken into account in the selection of the team-athletics, the
students, entertaining abilities, and his scholarship record. No one will
be given a place on the team because of his athletic ability alone, for
entertainments are to be given on the tour to aid in paying expenses.
Neither will a boy be chosen because of his ability to play the piano
or to perform certain other feats, for the playing of games is to form
another source of revenue. But as strong a requirement as either of
these two will be the boys' scholarship abilities, for would Stockton
care to send boys across the ocean to advertise the city wholly by their
entertaining qualities? No, the boys wiho are finally chosen for places
on the team will be boys who are good examples of what the school
system of this city turns out. From this, it can be seen that those
chosen for the team will be very good representatives for Stockton to
send to a foreign country and much beneficial advertising is sure to be
received from the trip.
NVith greateropportunities before them, in which to live up to
principle of promoting honest athletics and to keep the reputation of
the school, city, and its athletics above reproach, it is to be hoped that
the team of eighteen will return from Honolulu with numerous victories
to their credit besides leaving lasting friendships in all of the cities of
the islands which they may touch.
The "Big S Societyv is composed of the following members at
the present time:
Dan Alley, Percy Ahern, VVilliam Barnacle, Van Dennis, Lee
Dunne, Ray Dunne, Vincent Dunne, Burchard Higby, Russel Higby,
VVilbur Leffler, Dewey Leffler, Mosnette, Gordion Patterson, Newfton
Robinson, Wilmerth Hildreth, joseph Stout, Lloyd Burgess, Melvin
Parker, jack Raggio, Paul Murray, Lee Hickinbotham.
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Who was it that first cried in accents wildi, "How fickle a thing
is public opinionw? At any rate, that is one of the truest sayings
possible, and it applies only too well to the High School Debating Club.
Long ago, so long ago that we can hardly remember, public opinion
said that debating was popular, so a Debating Club was organized and
fiourished like the proverbial Bay tree. The subjects were carefully
chosen, the debaters spent months gathering data with which to Wipe
their opponents off the earth, and finally the debates were given before
a packed room full of students and friends. The popularity of the
Debating Club lasted about a year, then the novelty had' worn off, and
it was no longer necessary to hang out the S. R. O. sign. So it has
come down even to our own time, and this year there has been a mod-
erate revival of interest. However, what's the use of working hard to
prepare your part in a debate, when there is barely a handful present
to hear the sonorous phrases fall from your lips? In other Words, that
fickle opinion again! This year the students tried everything in their
power to awaken the f'beast" to enthusiasm, but it was hopeless. Early
in the year an energetic meeting was held in Room: 19 and George Buck
Was elected presidlent, Marie Parks vice-president, Jordan Williams
secretary-treasurer and Donald McDerm,id sergeant-at-arms. These
officers pluckily decided to hold some interscholastic debates. The first
of these was the Lodi-Stockton-Modesto. Bernice Frankenheimer and
George Buck debated against two students from Lodi, while Jordan
Williams and Frazier Young went to Modesto. The subject was,
"Resolved that California should adopt the commission form of govern-
ment" and the result was defeat for both Stockton teams. This was
discouraging, but since both of the other towns had been active in
interscholastic contests for several years they resolved to try again.
The next tragedy was the Oakdale-Stockton affair, with Elbert Parks
and' Herbert Coblentz suffering defeat in Stockton and George Dean
and York 'Eves at Oakdale. There endeth the interscholastic debates
as far as Stockton High was concerned. One or two debates were held
at the school, one in particular being interesting because it was the
first. The subject was, "Resolved, that the army and navy should be
enlarged according to the report of the general stafff, The affirmative
was won by York Eves and George Buck, who were opposed' by Frank
Dutchke and jordan Williams.
L. As this goes to press the Debating Club has suddenlyaawakened
and an exciting debate' is to be held on the subject of United States
intervention in Mexico. G. Buck is to uphold the affirmative and H.
Gumpert the negative. An interesting meeting is expected.
That is the brief history of this honored. pastime in the year of
grace, 1915. Let us hope that next year Mr. Public Opinion will be
madly crying, "I want to hear an debate. Letis get in and have a real
debating club this yearf'
Vlihat do YOU think about it?
The High School band this year was not the success that it might
have been. However, this was in no way the fault of the members,
but due rather to the lack of material, for the band has all year been
in need of players for several instruments-especially basses. On this
account the boys have not played much before the school, but they
have had some very good times practicing at the homes of the various
members, and have kept themselves supplied with all the latest music.
A "Dutch Band" took the trip, to Berkeley with the S. H. S. basket
ball teams in February, and had an enjoyable trip.
This year's band was led by Paul Leipelt, while Donald McDiarmid
has acted as manager. Theodore McMurray has kept charge of the
funds, and Maurice Kennedy has looked after the music. The other
active members this year were Ellis Sanderson, Ralph Herring, Howard
O'dell, Harold Quail, john Jackson, Arthur Storm, George Garland,
jess'Sumlmers, Phil Horstmeyer, Jam-es Barcy and Mr. Amos Elliot.
VVe sincerely hope that next term will bring with it ample material
fora large, well balanced band, so that the praises of Stockton High
maybe sounded the louder.
Now that your elders have done for you,
All that parents are able to do:
Are you going to try to make them proud?
In the ears of the world, will your name ring loud?
Stop and think. Will you go to college,
To ripen the fruit of the tree of knowledge,
Or drop back into the dlaily grind,
weakening muscle and dulling the mind?
just one chance for every man.
Ponder it well. Then, if you can,
Meet her, ready with smiling faceg
For you, in the world, she holds a place.
Perchance that college is denied to you:
W'ell then, stay here, nor stop to rue.
For he who works, if the work's well done,
A beaten path to his door shall run.
Think not you shall go without reward,
VVhether you wield the pen, or the sword.
-Strength to the sword, brains to the pen.
Never despair, ye' sons of mxen.
Now you m-ust plan for things to come,
T Wfays to be thought of, and deeds to be done.
Pause, then, awhile at this gate of life,
Ere you set forth in this field of strife.
LAWTRENCE BACKES i'16.
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William Faulkner, Secretary
Harmon Eberhard, Treasurer Walter Davidson, Sargeant-at-Arms
' Class Motto
Fortiter, Fideliter, Fieliciter
CBoldly, Faithfully, Successfullyj
Class Flower: Yellow Rose Class Colors: Orange and Black
Baccalaureate Sermon ....................... .... I une 18
Class Day ................................. .... I une 21
Commencement Exercises . . . .... June 22
Alumni Reunion ............................. .... I une 23
Now that our graduation day approaches and we are about to leave
High School, our thoughts turn to the past. VVe think of the four
years we have passed through and of the successive stages which have
brought us at last to the day of our graduation.
Going back over the day we have spent here, the first thing we
remember is the day when, with hesitating footsteps and trembling
limbs, we first entered the portals of this institution of learning. How
sweet was the expression of innocence and awe upon our childish faces
as we wandered aimlessly and unnoticed through the scene of confusion
in the halls. What a pitiful spectacle we presented' as we lined the
wall in mutual protection against the upper classmen, who made fun of
our grammar school clothes, and longed to muss the brand new tie,
which mother had tied that morning with great care, while she was
giving her usual advice as to good behavior in company.
At last, havingusurived those first awful days, we decided to follow
the lead of the upper classmen and elect some ofiicers. This we did,
Seth Henshaw being our choice for president and Marie Park for vice
Being young and inexperienced, our class activities were limitedg
our chief occupation-growing accustomed to our surroundings. A few
of our men began their athletic careers and we bought a class pennant,
which now graces the walls of the gymnasium.
The next year, we blossomed out as swaggering "Sophs.'l We
were now fully initiated into the ways of High School life. And without
delay we re-elected' Seth Henshaw president and Verne Swain vice-
president of our proud class. At first, we amused ourselves by tor-
menting the Freshmen, this being the ancient and unquestionable
privilege of the Sophomoresg but soon, finding other channels in which
to center our activities, we entered lustily into the life of an athlete,
social butterfly, or book worm. Many notable achievements were made
in the Held of athletics by such men as Seth Henshaw, Van Dennis,
Mant Sprague and "Bur" Higby.
At the end of the year, a very successful and social time was given
by the girls in the front hall, which gave a chance for the social butter-
Hies to shine. The recordf of the book worms will show for itself in
the archives of the "office"
Our third year was characterized by many notable innovations in
the school. VVhen we came back as Juniors after the summer vacation,
a great change had taken place in the High School site, Where once
had been a waste of weeds and scrubby trees, a beautiful new science
building had sprung upg adjacent to a new gymnasium and Mechanical
Arts department were awaiting our occupation and stretching out
before them was a spacious level plat of ground which was soon to
blossom forth into the turf-field, upon which We pride ourselves so
much. For a long time the interest in these beautiful new surroundings
almost overshadowed our class activities. As usual we held a class
election and chose Mervyn Doyle president and Lenore Nuemiller vice-
president. In athletics, we again produced some shining lights, such
as Higby, Burton and Kohle. The culmination of our activities was a
dance in the "Gym" which was one of the most memorable affairs of
At last, having passed safely through the first three years of our
High School life, we found ourselves proud Seniors. Under the leader-
ship of our efficient president, Elbert Parks and our vice president,
Marie Park. we proceeded to make the vear a most memorable one.
All the Seniors entered heartily into every activity. The production
of the Senior play, Shakespeare's "A Mid Summer Night's Dreami'
which was the largest undertaking 'ever attempted by a graduating class,
proved to be a crowning glory. Every member in the class participated
in it and gave their support with an enthusiasm which was the secret
of its success. We will never forget the appearance of our fellow stu-
dents as they starred as Egeus, Lysander, Puck, Thisbe Helena, and
all the others. And then the Semor pulnicl .Whoswill forgetthe happy
dav spent in the hills above Clements, where all enjoyed the sports to
the fullest extent.
Now, as we are about to graduate. these rernembrances come back
to us with double force. And we are sure that they will compare
favorably with any pleasure the future has in store for us.
Tune-"Good-bye Girls, I'm Through."
XNe're the happiest crowd of boys and' girls in Stockton,
Our four years' course of studies now is o'er,
On field or at our books it's plain to anyone who looks,
That we have patterned after those who've gone before.
The bond that holds us never can be broken,
It is sealed by friendship's everlasting tie,
The orange and the black will be our emblem,
And we'll raise our glorious banner to the sky.
And yet we'l1 say with many-a Sigh,
"Good-bye to dear old Stockton High."
Good-bye, Stockton High!
Each friend that we have met,
We say good-bye to you
With many a true regret,
Though there's a fascination
That comes with graduation,
Yet with this there comes a sigh,
Good-bye boys 5 good-bye girls g
Good-bye, Stockton High.
In after years we'll oft recall the moment,
We bid farewell to these long-cherished hallsg
Weire entering a world of strife
To make our future marks in life,
But we'll love S. H. S. in rise or fall.
It all has come about as in a story
That we have reached the goal we labored for,
And while we have a heart and voice within us,
We'll praise old S. H. S. forever more. '
And still welll think of days gone by,
And good times in old Stockton High.
i CHORUS ,
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It WGS in the year 1930 that, yieldfing to the persistent requests of
its patrons, the Literary Digest decided to publish. an exensive article
on "The Changing Climatic Conditions in California."
Naturally this would require an unusual amount of executive ability,
so the journey was offered to the joint editors, Bernice Frankenheimer
and myself, who had obtained ourvpositions through our diligent labor
and varied experience on the Guard and 'Tackle staff. I
However, Miss Frankenheimer was deep in an essay on "The
Divorce Laws of the United States." and it was decided that I should
m'ake the trip alone. A A p
My journey from New York to San Francisco by aeroplane was
uneventful, and arriving late in the afternoon, I registered at the new
St. Francis hotel, dined, and set forth in search of some place to spend
the evening. ' ,
Of course, the ordinary motion picture theatres and Orpheum did
not attract me, for even in my high school days I considered these
attractions beneath my dignity. However, reaching Market street I
chanced to notice a beautiful theatre where only educational films were
presented, so I purchased a ticket and entered.
Selecting a seat, I removed my hat and settled my staid self com-
fortably, prepared to enjoy a highly instructive and edifying evening.
Thereupon was Hashed upon the screen the words "Pathe Vi-'eekly,
No. 1916-FAMOUS PEOPLlE IN FAMOUS PLACES." Ah, very
instructive, indeed! Perhaps I should have the pleasure of seeing some
of my old friends.
But can you imagine the amazement with which I witnessed the
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
Edith Gratten, editor of the Salt Lake City Socialist, at work in
her office. fTo think that Edith should have thus forgotten Mr. SafTord's
unbiased political teachingsj
Street Scene-Bernice Lund, noted suffragette and friend of Sly-
vania Pankhurst, addresses large gathering on "The Tyrant Man."
- Salt Lake City Asylum-Strange Case Baffles Medical Authorities.
Imagines Himself a Hudson Six. CMy poor friend, Philip Genser, was
crawling about on all fours, a lantern attached to each ear, and a Klaxon
under one arm-Q.
VVorld Speed Record for Motorcyclists Broken! Vernon Curtis
attains speed of 253 miles per hour and holds that pace for two days.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. I
Ruth Frankenheimer is making a decided "hit" on the Orpheum
circuit. I-Ier dancing partner is George Whitney. fMr. VVhitney will
be rememibered for his unusual grace in the Senior play.j
Ardath Van Landingham, who is playing the lead in a revival of
"So Long Lettyf'
Beatrice Campodonico and Norma Del Monte-two leading con-
testants in the "Typical California Girl" beauty contest.
New Park's Hotel and Cabaret opened here under the management
of Elbert and Will Parks. On the program was Lucille Ryan, assisted
by the Dancing Trio-Margaret Miller, Freda Walters, and Constance
New member on Examiner staff. Irma Doan, noted for her satirical
essay on "Men I Have Known," accepts position with local paper.
PHI LADELPH IA, PA.
Miss Leola Vassalo, manicurist, captures the Whitney Cup by
winning from Miss Marjorie Stanton, cosmetic demonstrator, in the
championship' game of tennis here last week.
Ruth Single, society ballet dancer, who is much in demand for
York Eves, known throughout the United States as f'Billy Sunday
the secondlshas done wonderful evangelisticswork since leaving college.
His wife, Ila Trethaway Eves, travels with him and assists in preaching.
Vl'oman aviator attracting attention by her marvelous Hights-
Pauline Edwards, formerly of Stockton, Cal.
Howland Billard and Pool Parlors totally destroyedby fire. Owner
estimates lossiat 9g3l5,000. .
Harmon Eberhard, famous educator and disciplinarian, who has
recently accepted the principalship of Stockton High School.
Lois Horan and Lorraine Cutting, domestic science instructors in
the local schools.
Model farm near Stockton managed entirely by women. Corinne
Mowry, owner, assisted by Erna Beal, Edna Brooks, Harriet Glover,
and Edna Drew. 4
Kathryn Brown, newly appointed head librarian at the High School.
Beverly Castle, owner of the Castle dairy. Mr. Castle's stock was
awarded first prize at the 1930 International Exposition at San Fran-
cisco. He is reported engaged to Otellia Sala, head of the history
department of the local high school.
Harold Gravem, who vends "Gravem-Inglis" doughnuts from the
wagon formerly owned by the lated lamented Louis. His wife, Lenore,
assists with the cooking at the bakery.
Mr. Maurice Kennedy and his wife, Myrtle Schmidt Kennedy. Mr.
Kennedy is pianist at the Grand theatre. i
VVASHINGTON, D. C.
VVilliam Faulkner, Secretary of State, who addressed the Educators'
Convention last week.
Miss Violet Quail, prominent leader of the National Federation of
VVo1nen's Clubs, and Miss Genevieve Quivers, social settlement worker,
have been selected to represent the Garment Makers' Union at the next
Labor Convention. I .
Dr. Reginald Parker of St. Louis, who has been elected' president
of the National Physicians' Association which met here recently. The
doctor was accompanied by his wife, Marie 'Park Parker.
Plans for the new White House have been accepted-Gustave Vehn
being the successful architect.
Berde Sterling, well known lecturer, addressed the School VVomen,s
Club of this city.
BOSTON, MASS. ,
At a concert given for theneedy families of this city, the great
Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arthur Glick, kindly donated
Laboratory and factory of Ralph Herring, world famous inventor
and wireless expert.
Old Ladies' Hom-e. The much-talked-of Harriet McGinn, after being
made the defendant in 18 different breach of promise suits, has escaped
from the pursuit of Fraser Young, a San Francisco scientist, by entering
this institution. where she now plys her knitting needles contentedly.
Mr. Young departs for the Wilds of Australia Where he is to live
the life of a hermit. '
Police are seeking noted anarchist, Bessie Duffy, who is said to be
in hiding in this city.
The local Society for the Prevention of Poor Foods has appointed
Margaret Ellis official supervisor of the many cooking schools through-
out the state. '
Esta Gallo captures the world record for typewriting speed by
writing 500 words a minute Without an error, thereby winning over
Ruth Pepper and Lawrence Kelton by a narrow margin.
Wfallace Hewitt, capitalist of this city, accompanied by his wife,
Mrs. .Alice Hewitt, leaves today for a tour around the world in his
new submarine. '
At the fashion show held here recently, Dorothy XValtz, successor
to the late Lady Duff-Gordon, attended in person and wore gowns
valued at 35,000,000 .
Splendid new Mexican army and its gallant commander, Clarence
Mapes. CMy old high school friend seated upon a snow white steed,
chewing his gum as hard as ever.j By his side, his aide-de-camp,
Matie Bishofberger, head' of the new womenls college at Vera Cruz.
Bishofberger is doing wonderful work among the Mexican women.
Lawrence llackes, much sought bandit-Villa of 1930. His wife,
Aileen McCann Backes, shares his exile.
NEVV YORK, N Y.
After a year's vacation spent in this country, Donald KIcDiarmid
sails to resume his duties as a missionary in Africa.
University of New York. Myrnell Godfrey, specialist on bugs.
She is assisted in making her collection by her old chum, Ida Sinai.
Clarence Krebs, head of the department of mathematics.
VValter Davidson, the eminent veterinary surgeon of social New
York, who has recently attained fame by performing a difficult operation
on Vanderbilt's pet monkey.
Society of New York is now dancing the latest creation, the "Bentz
Bendf, as taught by our old friend, K. C. Bentz, at the Broadway
The N. Y. Times has announced Miss Marie Owen, a waitress at
the Pig'n W'histle soda fountain, as winner in its beauty contest.
Winter Garden. Unusually attractive chorus this year, featuring
Louise Meister, Grace Nelson, Liberty Solomon, Valeta Sutter, Phina
Comfort and Kate Arata. -
Rosemarie Brownfield' is also very popular as a diving girl.
Mervyn Dennis Doyle, one-time member of the New York police
force and divorced husband of Katherine Benz, the dancer, has been
elected governor of Ireland. Great credit is due Mr. Doyle because of
his having gained home rule for his country.
Thus the picture ended and I was confronted with the words,
"Good night. Call again?
So I wended my way back to the hotel where in my room I sat
long in to the night before the fireplace, gazing into the flames and
dreaming of the fame and good fortune that had come to my old com-
rades of the Class of ,16.
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IN TI-IE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. VVe, the Class of 1916, at
the age of four years, having reached our years of discretion, being of
sound and disposing mind and good memory, and not acting under
duress, menace, fraud, or undue influence, do hereby make, publish and
declare this our last will and testament by which we do bequeath the
following to Stockton High School, City of Stockton, County of San
lloaquiu, State of Califqrnia, ,and United..Stateeof Ameriea, namely,
To the Class of 1917, we do will and bequeath the following:
FIRST. The right to produce a Senior Play better than "A Mid'-
summer Night's Dream"--if such a feat is possible.
SECOND. The book of rules by Elbert Parks, "How to Keep
Order During Senior Meetings." May it be of use to the Class of '17l
THIRD. Gur best wishes for their success in winning the 1917
interclass track meet-unless the juniors beat them to it.
Bernice Lund and Ruth Single do give and bestow Homer Guern-
sey and Ralph ,Hickinbotham to the tender mercies of next year's Senior
girls, with the provision 'that they will not be too hard up the poor
little fellows. A V
' III. -
To Mr. Elliot we give a pair of "President'y suspenders.
NVe bequeath a vacation outfit to Mr. Safford consisting of a Spring-
field rifle, a dleck of cards, a set of poker chips, and a book' of the latest
jokes, with which to stock himself for the ensuing year. V
Aileen McCann does cheerfully give and bequeath all her extra
pounds to Virginia Crane. I A
, To Miss Howell we give a "pasture" of all the books she recom-
mended to her English classes during the year, with which to "browse"
about in 'during vacation. ' -
.Rex Parker and Mar-ie Park do hereby relinquish the right to their
between-period promenades to Russell Higby and Irma Hendferson
To anyone who has the "nerve" we give the right to resurrect the
Debating Club once more, also a good measure of encouragement to
Aubrey Howland and ,Mervyn Doyle do sorrowfully, but with
much unselfishnessybestow their freckles upon Lee Hickinbotham, Ed
Holt and Joseph Stout, to be divided evenly in the presence of wit-
nesses. . a A V
The book by Harriet McGinn entitled, "How to Have,Six Bows on
One Stringf' we dlo desire to be given to Myrtis Witherly, with the
hope that'she'will'-'use ,it'to the best advantage, and in-the same suc-
cessful manner as its author. .r 4 - -
To Mr. Ellis We do will the invention called "Stammering and Hesi-
tating Mechanically Stopped," with .full directions for its use.
A ' Y 4 ' XII ' .
To the editor of next year's f'Guard and Tackle" Harold Gravem
leaves all the joys ofgetting. it out on time. CNO FOOLINGQ
VVith great pride, we bequeath to Mrs. Minta a specially bound
copy of her own work, "Motherly Advice to Perplexed Girls."
General Lawrence "Carranza', Backes wishes his wonderful voice
to be given to Merle 'S-pragueywhomrheconsiders the one member of
the Student Body worthy of the honor.
To Miss Dockendorf we bequeath a long distance telephone con-
necting across the hall with the study room desk. "Distance Lends
Enchantment," it is said.
For Mr. Garrison we have arranged a vacation position as demon-
strator in a drug store windlowz '4VVhat Rexall Hair Tonic Has Done
for Me." We, also, leave him three pairs of rubber soled shoes with
which to 'tpass quietly and promptly."
To all the memfbers of the Board of Education and of the faculty
we extend our sincere thanks for the assistance they have given, and
the interest they have shown in our High School careers.
We hereby will and bequeath a volume of Percy Ahearn's work to
the school library. It is called "Personal Experience and Good Advice
in Managing a Big 'S' Show" and may be-of value to those who come
after us. Percy thinks it's all right.
'W e give to Frank Quinn the right hitherto held by William Faulk-
ner, namely, that of getting all "l"s and some "1-plus'."
We do will and bequeath the right of the annual observance of
"Peace Day" to George Fortune and Roscoe Clowes, with the hope
that they will always arrange fitting exercises.
To all those who helped to make "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
the success it was, we bequeath our hearty thanks and appreciation.
Lastly, we do hereby appoint Mr. Ellis the sole executor of this,
our last will and testament.
fSignedj CLASS OF 1916.
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Uhr Qeninr liirnir
On Saturday, May 20th, the Seniors had one of the most enjoyable
times of the year. This was the date of the Senior picnic, and the
class turned out about forty strong for the occasion. The picnicers
assembled at the High School at 9:30 a. m. and a little later, seven
auto loads of dignified Seniors started out amid: the sounds of music,
shouting and auto "honks." The party first Went to Clements, where
they stopped for awhile, giving those who preferred to ride at the rate
of 15 miles an hour a chance to catch up with those who had gone 60
per. From there the machines followed the road until -they came to
Comanche bridge, a picturesque spot where the road to Ione crosses
the Mokelumne river-a distancefof about 40 miles from, Stockton. Ae
more inviting spot could hardly have been found for a picnic and
besides the broad, wvinding river improving the scenery, it was put to
a more practical use, for the boys went in swimming and the girls
And the lunch was simply "banquetiferous!" The day passed
quickly as all were kept busy playing ball, auto riding, Uhikingf' or
hanging around the ice cream freezer. The teachers who went along
also proved their ability to leave'-their dignity at home, Mr Ellis and
Mr Dredge fought between themselves over the food in a most shocking
manner, ,nearly coming to blows several times. ,
The trip home was made in the early evening. All the machines
escaped punctures or mishaps of any kind during the day. Those who
so kindly furnished and drove the autos transporting the Seniors were:
Irma Doan, Lawrence Backes, Beverly Castle, Fraser Young, George
Finkbohner,pPhilip Genser and Mr. Dredge.
The picnic was certainly a success in every way and much thanks
is due the committees in charge and Elbert Parks, the class president,
twho arranged the affair, for the' Senior picnic will long be a pleasant
Eififz 3 xplnrrrz
Like explorers that leave in a jubilant band
From the city where long they have dwelt
To enter the woods of a wild foreign land,
Where hardvships and trials must be felt,
Are We of the class that with Hope all aglow
From our sheltering school now depart,
To trudge through the forest of Life, where must blow
Gales like an arrowy dart.
The explorer that enters a country unknown
VVith the will from its jungles to wrest
The secrets that deep in itis bosom are sown,
To be used for humanity's best,
ls the one that will triumph o'er perils and fear,
And conquer the mysteries wild,
And return from his quest with a pleasure as dear
As a n1other's to find a lost child.,
And so we wlho will enter the forest of Life
With dlauntless resolve to attain
Anoble, unsellish success in the strife,
And the honor's of virtue to gain,
A Are the ones that may best for true hope have a place,
And let joy in the spirit be rife, j
For already we lead in the Marathon race T
Through the unexplored jungle of Life!
, ' HERBERT C, COBLENTZ.
KATHERINE KERRICK IRVIN NEUMIILLER
ihiatnrg nf Gllann nf '17
Our freshman year was well started under the leadership of Homer
Guernsey and Helen VVurster. But as it was our first year the upper
classmen were slow in acknowledging our accomplishments and some-
what inclined to become indignant when we chanrpionediour cause.
In truth, it was not until we placed ten men on thefootball team,
three men on the baseball, two live people on the High paper, and took
the interclass football and track meet that we were respected.
The second year found us the upholders of a worthy reputation.
VVith Paul Murray as president and Esther Naylor as vice-president,
we managed to set the pace for the whole school and gain the scorn
of the then juniors and seniors. However, we repeated our same
athletic stunts and dominated the social activities. That year witnessed
the Sophomorefdance and the famed masquerade. It was "pep" and
spirit, thatclass of 'l7. I
This year, what a struggle! President Neumriller and Vice-Presi-
dent Kerrick led the International Conference which had not only to
combat with the Seniors and Sophs, but had to outdo their own repu-
tation. It did. In football after two severe struggles with the class
of '18, our determined scrum and "brilliant', backfieldl, consisting of
Captain Louttit, Guernsey, Holt, Sprague and Field Marshal 'Dutschke
managed to push Hornage over for the only try. In track we lost by
two points, Itnpains to say more. ,I nt gg pg
Our 'social activities this year have excluded those of previous
years. The carabet, the hard-times party, and the Junior Farewell
bring forth the "best yet." 'Our history is success, our class is spirit,
our password is ambition and our individuals are some-body. We bid
fair to arouse this old school in our last year. VVatch us.
VIRGINIA THOMPSON ROSCOE CLOWES
ihiatnrg nf Gllami nf 'IH p
The present Sophomore class entered High School in September,
1914. Our Hrst meeting was held to choose our loflicers for the yearg
Ralph Hickinibothamf was chosen to lead us, Caroline Minor was elected
vicefpresident, Leon Dunne, treasurer, Newton Robinson, sergeant-ab
arms and Virginia Thompson, our representative to the Executive
Committee. ' p
We figured prominently in all athletic and social affairs, being
especially noted for the fact that we were the first Freshman class to
attempt any social activities of our own. Indeed, the Freshman Tennis
dance will long be rememlberedv by those who were fortunate enough
to attend the aifair.
After returning to our second year of High School as wise
Sophomores, we elected Roscoe Clowes president, Virginia Thompson
vice president, Dewey Lefiler treasurer, and Newton Robinson was
re-elected sergeant-at-arms. Not only does the Sophomore class "trip
the light fantastici' with marvelous skill, as we demonstrated at the
Sophomore dance held last November in the "gym,,' but also it is
the leading class in athletics. The Sophomore class won the cup at
the Interclass Track Meet, easily defeating the other classes and disap-
pointing the juniors in their expectations. The outlook for the other
cups is also very good for the Sophoinores. In fact, we think we are
very promising. just "Watch Us Grow." W
MYRTIS WITHERLY RICHARD WALTER
A Eintnrg nf Gllann nf '19 1
Unlike other Freshmen classes who say they are too young to have
any history, we have a history as intensely interesting as a digression
of the "Mysterious Mysteries."
At the first of the year, after a modern ballot stufling election, the
following. officers were elected: President, Richard Walter, vice-presi-
clent, Myrtis Vwlitherlyg secretary-treasurer, Vincent Dunneg sergeant-
at-arins, Hector Silva, and representative on executive committee,
As athletes, the boys who showed up dlid excellent work, Vince
Dunne and John Brown playing on the champ rugby team.
The dance given April 29 was a grand success, about forty couples
attending, and all the expenses were settled Without the aid of a candy
sale. QThe upper classmen will please noticelj
Although starting our career Well, we intend to do better next year
and not sink out of the horizon as certain other Sophomores do.
f"By R. S. Hardacre QRajahj.
The Alumni is a school's greatest asset, foruponit depends in a
large measure the schoolffs success and reputation in the world atlarge.
Vtfhen a man oriwoman, has achieved fame in the workshop of the world,
the public's first inquiry is, "VVhere did he receive his education'?,' for
in his education was laid the foundation of his success.
- Stockton High Schoollcan boast an Alumni that has brought an
enviable reputation to the School. Its members have been workers in
the uopbuilding, not only of Stockton and San Joaquin County, but over
the entire State and beyond the bounds of California, until Stockton
High School stands foremost among the educational institutions of the
Vtlest as a moulder of men and wiomen of the highest calibre.
But the conclusion cannot be escaped that the Alumni of many
schools and colleges soon become so scattered and separated that the
school or college is completely forgotten in the hurry and bustle of the
world with the most perfect indifference. But once a year, when the
time arrives for another group of graduates to join the throng of the
Alumni, a meeting is held, at which meeting it is conservative to say
that less that five per cent of the school's graduates are present. The
prime reason for this is indifference, and it is this indifference that
must be overcomxe if the Alumni is to be a success.
There is always something to admire.. in a-group -of "old grads"
throwing their hats and tearing their hair ata football 'game or a track
meet, and the pity of it is that there are not more who are interested
in the schooleand its activities after the books are closed and the desks
forsaken. The Alumni-esto perpetua-let it endure forever.
1915-WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW
Abbott, Mary-"just waiting?
Colestock, De VVitt-Strand Theatre.
Edmonston, Alvina-"Ask John."
Fox, Gladys-Very proficient at the 'KFOX trot."
Gallagher, John-Southern Pacific Company.
' Giottini, Elvira-'fDrives an Oldsmobile."
V Harper, Grace-Commercial College queen.
l -Hoyt, Lucille-Also ditto. V T
Hickinbotham-, Cy-The Vacuum Cleaner man.
1 Junker, William-Going to college. Same old "Bi11."
1 Kinsbury, Milton-California. Takes up "Rowing"
Mazzera, Harry-California. "Still talking."
.Mac Kenzie, MacKay-University of Nevada. Basketball star.
Parker, Geraldine+-"Let George do it."
Reimers, Luclwlig-Reporter, Stockton Independent.
Sanderson, George-"Blowing his horni' at college.
Siani, Minnie-"Stockton for mine."
Sleeth, Maude-Joe Gianelli Comkpany.
Morris, Virginia-Commercial College.
McPeek, Earle-California Moline Plow Company.
Vincent, VValter-"Quite a stranger." San Joaquin Valley Bank. A
Webber, Harold-VV. P. Fuller Sz Company.
Westbay, Clayton-Holt Manufacturing Company. Potato King.
Rajah-Sam-e old stuif, but not as miuch.
Idrrnmv QI. illvug Sarhnlarnhip
The name of Jerome C. Levy will be kept in everlasting remem-
brance in the Stockton High School by reason of the generous gift of
his devoted parents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Levy. In loving memory of
their departed son, they have provided a perpetual scholarship at the
University of California, yielding S100 annually, which will be awarded
in june of each year by the faculty to the most deserving member of
the graduating class. The awlard will be made on the basis of scholar-
ship, character and need. The amount will be paid by the Board of
Education on the first day of each and every month, beginning
'Special application blanks and circulars of information have been
prepared which are headed with an autograph signature of the deceased.
The principal is also having a certificate of award made, which the
recipient can preserve as he does a diploma or other honors. A list of
students receiving the scholarship from year to year will be preserved
in the library at the top of which will be a photograph of himl in whose
name the gift is made.
The scholarship is proving an incentive to the students of the lower
classes, some of wrhom are already looking forward to the time when
they shall be candidates for the honor. Scholarships which have been
established in such number at the university by high schools and by
individuals are not at all considered charities, but rather as Worthy
honors for any one to try to attain.
The names of the applicants are kept in confidence. The winner,
onlyg will be announced gich year at the commencement exercises.
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1Huhlir Speaking Obrraainnn l
The public speaking students have mad'e several appearances this
year, each presentation having been an improvement upon the last.
The course, under the direction of Miss Minerva U. Howell, though
novel. is one of the most practical and instructive in the whole curricu-
lum. If the student body and the general public do not yet realize its
full value, the ambitious orators do. Neither does the uninitiated always
understand the untiring efforts put forth by the youthful speakers in
order to produce only mediocre results.
To say what you mean, in the words you want, is not an easy
thing to do and to know what to say, and when and where to say it,
is an art seldom attained by even the most finished speakers.
Of the millions of speeches manufactured annually by politicians,
reformers, professors or attorneys, hardly three are perfect in all details.
An extemporaneous talk, or a polished oration requires knowledge
thought, assurance, tact, voice, action, languagggngenuity and' training.
Or, in other words, study, persistence, diligence, detegination and fair-
ness, combined with a level head and average ability, are all necessities
for the one who aims for success upon the rostrum. Towards these
ends the class has labored, and has received the essentials upon which
to buildl a more finished product. '
lfpon Tuesday, October 19, the pupils made their first appearance
in public, being introduced by jordan VX'illiams, who stated that the
purpose of this assembly was mere entertainment.
Percy Ahearn, who spoke on "The difhculty of home study," related
in a clever manner his personal woes. Next came Mant Sprague upon
"How m-otion pictures are producedf' Interesting and at perfect ease
before his audience he held- their attention until the very last moment.
The second appearance upon December 1, 1915, had a more serious
purpose in view. Grace Nelson in a sincere and forceful manner, advised
the lower classmen not to neglect their subjects, and thus to avoid
"cramming" in the later years. She closed with a plea for more enthus-
iasm in student activities.
Chairman Eves next called upon Leslie Blair, who tracer the life
of Booker T. VVashington, telling of the hardships he endlured, and the
obstacles he overcame. Leslie proved an interesting speaker an-d held
his audience spellbound.
The last speaker, Tom Louttit. in his characteristic style, gave an
original and forceful talk upon "Smile" His words had effect, his
fellow students smiling from ear to ear.
However, it was upon Wasliington's birthday that the class made
its first truly brilliant showing. Among those who spoke were William
Faulkner on "The statesmanship of Wfashingtonuv and Tom Louttit on
"XYashington as a Dreamer." 1
But if VVashin'gton's Birthday was good then the Peace day exer-
cises were still better. Upon May 18, all the speakers made an excellent
talk to an audience of over 900 students and visitors. The speeches
were all exceptionally well done and of some it may be safely said
that these speeches will be remembered for a few years in the records
of the public speaking class.
"Peace versus Pieces," in which the speaker covered in a general
way the main' topic of peace, was well handled by Percy Ahearn.
"Peace Through Preparedness" was the subject of a talk by William
Faulkner. Vlfill. Parks spoke on ."The VVaste of VVar.,' John Welter
gave his version of "Military Training in the Public Schools." York
Eves told of "The Heroisni of Peacel, which shed an en-tirely new light
on the question. George Buck spoke on 'fVVhat Roosevelt Has Done
for the Establishment of Peacef, The final speaker was Tom Louttit,
who summed up the question, "International Peace-VVill the World
Ever Attain It?" This speech caused more than ordinary comment
and we print it in full. . v
"INTERNATIONAL PEACE--WILL THE WORLD EVER
Speech Delivered by Tom H Louttit on National Peace Day,
May 18, 1916.
Upon a day when civilized nations are fighting one another, when
you and I, in fact, when everyone is thinking of preparing for war, not
for peace, it would seem that he who were to speak on "International
Peace" must confess it to be only the fanciful dreamvof a group of
idealists. Peace societies have failed, the proposed International Court
has apparently crumbled, soldiers are encamped opposite the Hague.
Yet,,,I say, world unity will come.
One assurance of this is supported by history. Long 'ago men
formed clans, clans united into tribes, tribes composed nations. It took
humanity a million years to reach that development. But even primitive
man' knew the power of unity, and conquered. the hindrance to his
purpose. So it is today. VVe all realize the great benents of international
peace. VVe all desire it, not our inclinations prevent, but massive
obstacles must be overcome. '
Time and space must be bested. Against such a wall, the genius
of a million men have struggled. The locomotive, the steamship, the
automobile, the aeroplane, telegraph, wireless, telephone, the newspaper
have destroyed the Wall. For this morning, the 'American seated in
his easy chair, reads of the Chinese rebellion, the European struggle,
the Grient, the Occident, the Arctic or the Antarctic is before him.
Time and space cease to be a factor for consideration.
Previously, nations knew not of one another. But with the modern
facilities of transportation, commerce has expanded. Exchange of
products causes exchange of thought, language, customs. In the Words
of Senator'Root,j "It is with nations as it is with individual men, inter-
course. association, correction of e-gotism by the influence of others'
judgment, broadening the views by the experience and thoughts of
equals. accept of the moral standards of a community the desire for
whose good opinion "lends a 'sanction 'to the rulfes of right conduct-
these are the conditions of growth in civilization. A people Whose
minds are not Open to the lessons of the worldis progress, whose spirits
are not stirred by the aspirations and achievements of humanity strug-
gling the world over for liberty and justice must be' left behind by
civilization in its steady and benelicent advance." ,
V, ,H Commerce creates the necessary intercourse. Consequently, nations
arepno longer thought of as a mass of men under a colored Hag, a
tdeen or purple bit of froth. Notrnational symbols, but-national char-
acters, national personalities are thought of. VVith such an acquaintance
national misunderstanding is greatly lessened. . . '
V . These tendencies slowly but assuredly are dlemanding, yes forming
the desired permanent International Court. ,The first Hague Conference
was nothing. more thanpreliminary. The second, however, established
the Hague Prize Court which has been definitely recognized by ,all
nations. This court has power in time o-f war and judges of ocean
disasters, damages of the sea and the like. It is the supremve prize
court of the worldl and can be appealed to after any national prize
Q Besides the Hague courts there are many arbitration boards which
really used to be compromise boards. Naturally a nation believing it
has a just cause for war wants no compromise, but full justice. Lord
Alverston started this new theory of arbitration when, in the Alaskan
Boundary Question, he decided against his own country. A few years
later Mr. Harlan in the Seals controversy -decided against his own
country, the United States. VVilliam Howard Taft states, "It is a
fearless, clear headed, justice loving court that will command the
confidence of the nation and will induce the submiission to claims to it."
The arbitration board is approaching this, which is a great step to
international jurisdiction. i
After the great world courts come the national courts of limited
world jurisdiction. The U. S. Supreme Court has this power and has
acted with it both in theory and practice. Then there are the three
British courts which have the power of decision between the vast
British Emzpire and betwieen the Privy Council of England. They are
the Supreme Court of Canada, Australia, and South Africa. It is
claimed such courts have msore than once prevented .rebellion 'and
satisfied public opinion of their fairness.
All in all, the whole-hearted desire for peace, the growth of national
relations through commerce, the increasing power of international juris-
diction, the cry of humanity is conquering. Each new generation takes
a step. small sometimes, but firm. The followers of Mohammed, Buda,
Moses or Christ pray for peace. VVte labor not in vain. International
law, first dreamied of by Grottius in the time of the Holy Rom-an
Empire is crystallizing. Law and order, not crim-e and disobedience,
peace and prosperity, not pain and poverty. It mlust come, it will
come. "Evil shall cease and Violence pass away."
"For I dipt into the future as far as human eye could see
Saw the vision of the -wlorld and wonders that would be:
The war drum throbbed no longer the battle flags were furled,
In the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world.
There the common sense of most shall hold' a fretful realm, in awe,
And the kindly world slumber lapted in universal law."
There are several ways of rating a high school, but none more
dependable than rating by the character of its assemblies, of which
we have had several very excellent ones this year. y
Mr. Francis Labadie of New York was the first to delight us this
year with his rich humor and rare reading ability. We were probably
just a little disappointed- in him as he stood upon the stage with a
slightly pained, and not in the least animated expression, while Mr.
Garrison presented him. But he stepped to the front of the platfrom
and was speaking. It is said that first impressions are the lasting ones,
but Mr. Labadie completely bowled over such a law. As his clear,
modulated voice explored the farthest corners of the room, his features
flashedathrough the whole category of expression. Delighted does not
adequately express our appreciation of his efforts-we were captivated.
He has a wonderful dramatic power and possesses the faculty of making
his audience forget timeyand place. His readings covered a broad scope
of literature, beginning with extracts from the classic "Richelieu" and
ending with delightfully humorous and homely selections about the
That high school students are quick to see and appreciate good
things when they come, was plainly illustrated by the goodly number
who attended the next lecture, delivered by James McLaren of Pasa-
dena, the 'ldramatic orator of California." Mr. McLaren in Scotch
costume impersonated most delectably the beloved l'Bobbiel' Burns-
an original way in which to present selected jewels from the pen of the
Scottish bard. It is a little difficult to read understandingly the Scotch
dialect, so students do not always become as fully acquainted as might
be desired with Burns. It was therefore a real treat to hear the "Cotter's
Saturday Nightil and many familiar poems thus pleasingly rendered.
It is a source of real regret that Thomas Brooks Fletcher of'Chicago
was unable to address the High School students for a longer time.
However, the strict silence maintained throughout the short talk attested
the fact that the sudents were alive to the ability of the speaker and
to the message which he had to give. Mr. Fletcher speaks in a humorous
vein and his personal sketches are directly to the point, even though
that point is often alarmingly sharp.
A characteriof powerful interest because of his romantic, not to
mention dangerous experiences, was Lieutenant Schaltzkopensky,
formerly of the Russian army. He took for his subject "Conditions in
Russia." The immensity of the ignorance, poverty and subjection of
the Russian people, as depicted by a Russian himself, was difficult for
us, who are such a wonderfully free and happy people, to grasp. Vlfhen
one hears of the wretched conditions of some peoples, it makes him
take off his hat, mentally to our wonderful land. 'Mr, Schwaltzkopensky
was an escape from Siberian prisons and wore chains which such
prisoners are forced to carry upon their legs. The lieutenant had a
very emphatic, if n-ot ghastly, way of clanging the chains by taking a
long step with one foot and bringing the other to its fellow by a sudden
Harry K. Bassett of the University of Wisconsin probably carried
away the palm ofpopularity this year. He chose no particular subject,
but combined lecturing, filled with delightful witticisms, with selections
from folk lore. 'Qne of the his most pleasing tales was that of the
plapanesestonecutter who prayed to the god Buddha for immense power
and who Hnally found happiness in bein-g just a stonecutter, fashioning
ornaments for the great god's temple. Mr. Bassett is the possessor of
the art of story telling and his charming legends and fairy tales struck
the ever reponsive chord in young hearts. C
Mr. F. Halton of Hawaii was the last speaker of the year. His
lecture on the manners and customs of the Hawaiian people and the
beauties of their islands was made most interesting by a great number
of stereoptican views. By no means was Mr. Halton's lecture "dry,"
if one may judge by the frequent bursts of laughter which resounded
through the halls. ff f 'r or W 'T' f
That ends the tale of those who have made many happy hours for
us with their stories gained from the world of experience as well as
from the pens of masters. But there have been other speakers who
have comre on a possibly more practical mission. Mr. Ridenour each
year has madfe out a program for his commercial students whereby they
gain invaluable knowledge from the business experience of others.
Among the speakers for this department of high school training were
Mr. Ketcham of the Southern Pacific, speaking on the -"PersonalfTraits
or Qualities that make for Business Success", ,Mr. O. C. Eccleston of
the Holt Manufacturing Company who took for his subject "Business
Organization? and Mr. M. J. Woodward, editor of 'fThe Mail," who
addressed the students on "Twentieth Century Opportunities?
Hours of song and current events rounded out the program of our
assemblies. After one leaves the grammar grades with the daily period
of music, he is quite likely-to forget the songs which all Americans love.
Mr. Garrison most wisely placed an hour of song on the school calendar
last year. Its success was instantly marked, for even the most modern,
irresponsible young person is an American at heart, and all Americans
love the old folk songs. This year two periods of each week have been
set aside for singing,.and the joy which the students take in it may
be guessed by the heartiness with which they enter into the spirit of
the hour. Current events in pictures, explained by one of our professors,
was an innovation this year. It is part of the University of California
extension work, the films being sent by the college to high schools
throughout the state who are fortunate enough to possess a picture
machine. Its worth speaks for itself. A
Such has been the character of the assemblies which have helped
the high school stu-dfents t-o a broader knowledge of the world of men
and events and which has served to awaken a taste for the Finer and
deeper things in life.
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At nearly every one of the rallies given this year the yelling has
been Hne. The students have co-operated with the yell leaders to give
much needed support. to their athletic teams. Not only at the rallies
but at the games they have yelled their hardest. The girls deserve
special credit for the interest they have taken. They can "Give 'em
the axe" just as hard as the boys. Ellis Sanderson has proved a very
efficient yell leader and deserves much praise.
The order at the rallies has been the best that could be expected.
Each speaker has been given the utmost attention while on the Hoor,
and has been cheered lustily after his departure. Following are synopses
of the most important rallies of the year.
' rv r September 10
The first rally of the year was called by President Parker. Fresh-
men were much in evidence rushing for seats. Our yell leaders, Ellis
Sanderson and Louis Burke, stalked out and did their best to get some
"peppy" yelling. Addresses were made by Harold Gravem and Mervin
Doyle of the Guard and Tackle staffg Jack Raggio, secretary-treasurer,
and Mr. Garrison.
, 'September 30 C ' '
A meetingfof the Junior and Senior boys was held in the Assembly
in regards to the "Cabaret" the Juniors proposed to give to the Seniors.
It was decided to admit only juniors and Senior girls to the cabaret.
Sophomores and Freshman were permitted to attend the dance after-
ward. i . . .
T . October 6 ' .
A rally was called forthe purpose of interesting students in the
debating, society. George Buck and Jordan Williams made excellent
talkslon the subject .,', A ,
Mr. George Davis of the Lyric was next introduced. He announced
that he would be on the field to take moving pictures of the team and
rooting section at the Woodland game.
This was one of the most enthusiastic rallies of the year-. Captain
Leflier introduced the members of the football team who paraded around
the Hooriin Hghting costume. Bur Hugby gave a talk full of vim about
the possibilities of winning the Woodland game.
S October 29
Yell rally. President Parker told us what we had to be thankful
for and we agreed with him. Other addresses were made by Captain
Leftler and Coach Elliot. The rally was then turned over to the yell
leaders who produced results.
Van Dennis, Tom Louttit and Percy Ahearn, three of our favorite
speakers, delighted the assembled students with their humorous as well
as practical knowledge gleaned while mastering the gentle art of
debating. - '
Rally held for Modesto game. Lots of Njazf,
"Peppiest rally of the year. Everyone yelled. "Doon Parker read
a congratulatory letter from Lodi. Professors Toms, Reed and Elliot
made excellent speeches on chances of Stockton to win the state cham-
pionship from Berkeley.
Big "S" were presented to the members of the best football team in
the State of California. Honorary "Sis" were presented to Coach Elliot
and Professor Ellis for services rendered. This marked the first appear-
ance of "Simp" Hornage as yell leader.
Basket ball rally. Coach Barzee told about the team. Good yelling.
December 17p .
Yell rally. Yell given for the most popular girl, "Mary Christmas."
In order to arouse interest in the coming Lodi-Stockton basket ball
game a rally was called. All speakers urged a large attendance even
though the game was to be held at Lodi. The band was present and
favored with several 'fpretty" selections.
X February 11
Y Rally for weight backet ball with Fresno. Speakers were Raggio,
Higby and Hornage. Much enthusiasm.
Track rally. Art Clay told of possibilities in track. B. Higby told
of past performances of Stockton athletes on the track.
' March 10
Enthusiastic athletic rally for boys. One hundred seventy-eight
boys signed up for various branches of athletics.
May 17 F if F F '
. Boys' assembly for industrial arts talks. Among those to speak
were Frazer Young, Dan Alley, William Barnickol, Francis Eshback,
and john Patterson.
. 4 May 19 .
There was an assembly of boys for program on industrial work
being carried on by Mr. 'Weber and Mr. Love. "
The school has proven to be a center for social functions again
this year, for many exceptionally enjoyable events were given:
, THE JUNIOR CABARET . '
The most spirited social occasion ever given in Stockton High
School started the season. It was that well-managed cabaret, given by
the juniors to their worthy "elders" on Saturday evening, October 23d.
The first scene was set in the Cafeteria, new at that time, where
the students gathered about the tables, coffee, sandwiches, as well as
ice cream, cookies, fruits, nuts and raisins being served. During the
Heats" several musical numbers were ably rendered by Ruth Lamb,
"Dutch" Neum-iller and others. The "Ukelele Quartet" sang a few
Much fun was experienced between numbers by dancing and the
throwing of serpentine.
This fun continued until 9 o'clock, when the crowd migrated to the
"gym," where to the strains of that marvelous Glick orchestra, the
Delicious punch was served in the north end of the pergola and-
Mr. and Mrs. Garrison and Mr. and Mrs. Ellis had already reached the
door with their wraps, so everyone took the hint. After many happy
goodbyes and honks the junior Cabaret came to an end.
THE SOPHOMORE DANCE
iThree pleasant hours were spent in the gymnasium on the evening
of November 30th when the "Sophs" gave their -dfance.
Red and white streamers and other decorations carried out the
class colors to full extent.
The music was furnished by Miss Musto's orchestra, between
dances nothing was more inviting than a "prom" in the pergola where
the punch bowl held sway.
A number of the Modesto fellows stayed over for the evening to
join the dancers. Nor was the faculty forgotten, they 'entered into
the spirit, too. ' -
THE PUBLIC-SPEAKING BANQUET
The attractive Cafeteria of the High School was aglow with Christ-
masf colors when twenty-four students in Public-Speaking, with their
instructor, Miss Minerva U. Howell, were hosts at a banquet, center-
taining as guests a number of the faculty and the Board of Education.
The Ukulele quartet rendered spirited music during the welcome to the
guests. "Just Toast" was a cleverly handled talk by john Welter.
VVill Parks talked on the "Public-Speaking Class," a response being
nrade to his addlress by Mildred jenkins of last year's class. "Trusts,,'
was York Eves' topic and the 'fModern Girl" was thepsubject of Lois
VVen,ger's bright talk. "The High School Boy" was considered by Tom
Louttit and "The Dollar Registration" fby Frank Dutschkej. Toasts
"To Mother" by Percy Ahearn and "To Dad" by Van Dennis concluded
the program prepared by the class. Extemporaneous talks by the
other students and the guests of honor followed. An interesting and
interested group among those present was a number of the students
who last year won laurels in Public Speaking.
Great fun was the hard-times party. The party will long be remem-
bered by the many novelties.
Everyone attended in his old rags, which tended to give plenty of
freedom. It fell to the girls to do the unusual thing-to "stay it," in
a number of cases, to fill out the programs and to find their partners
sooner or later.
THE FRESHMAN "CRAWL"
The Freshman dance assuredly opened the summer season with
more than ordinary "pep" In formality marked the whole affair.
The decorations, the pretty dresses of the girls, and the blue and
white adornment of the fellows gave plenty of color effect, while the
beautiful weather, syncopated music 'and enjoyable company added' the
touch that will cause the dance to be long remembered.
But the climax was produced by the innocence of the "Fres'hies."
VVhy that poor old clock-ah! well it afforded some amusement during
the sleepy hours for "FatherU Garrison as well as for Father Time to
watch the youthful attempt to put one over.
But then for the Freshmen, the dance was well managed. U
THE JUNIOR-TO-SENIOR DANCE
As usual though, it seemed to remain for the Class of '17 to finish
things with their dance of the 27th of May.
The decorations were a novelty-a huge Hsh net draped from the
rafters in the form of an arch and interwoven with green and white
streamers and ferns. The class colors were gayly festooned around.
Then, too, as an invitational affair it was decidfedly a new idea, myriads
of dancers came and the entire faculty was invited to chaperone. The
balmy night, the refreshing punch, and the tantalizing music of Dolly
Musto's orchestra whiled away the happy evening long before the
dancers were ready to say good night. , ' . .,. .
f Manual Tfraining Auaemhlien 1
Have you ever thought how little of our work you can actually
see the result of? But you can with Manual Training. During two
of the boys' assemblies the platform was crowded with all kinds of
interesting exhibits from the Manual Training Department. In the
respective assemblies, Fraser Young and Ralph Herring introdfuced
the various speakers who illustrated their talks on methods by pointing
to different blue print plans, tools, and drawing instruments
Among the exhibits were mahogany chairs, foot stools, serving
trays, hat racks and candle sticks that most any one might covet. The
boys proved themselvesrthoroughly fafniliarewitlftheir work asfvvelloas
very enthusiastic. Such a display surely will inspire many boys to
plan for the Manual Training Course next year
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SENIOR PLAY "MID-SUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
THE SENIOR PLAY .
Perhaps no event in the career of a high school student is looked
forward to with as much pleasure and' anticipation as that of partici-
pating in the Senior Play, and this year the reward of this long wait
was even greater than usual. From all sides come the assurances that
"A Midsummer Night's Dream-U was the best performance ever staged
by a graduating class of Stockton High School, and the class of 1916
may be well proud of its efforts. p
The Senior play this year had more than ordinary obstacles to
overcome. After much debate and' argument, when a majority of the
class did not favor a Shakespearean play, it was decided to produce
the comedy of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." A cast was selected,
and rehearsals started, but many obstacles presented' themselves. A
bereavement in the family of one of the principals, the leaving school
of another, and other things necessitated a recasting, and nrade more
work for both the coaches and the students. But in the end, the results
made all the extra rehearsals, and preparations well worth the trouble,
and no one begrudlged one instant spent ine getting read for the
The cast might well be called "an all starv one, for each player
performed his or her role remarkably well, and no one student could
be singled out for individual attention. In the parts of the Duke of
Athens and his bride, Beverly Castle and Aileen McCan displayed great
ability. Aubrey Howland as "Lysander," Elbert Parks as "Demetrius,"
his rival. Mildred Jenkins as 'fHermia', and Ardath Van Landingham
as f'Helena" all played exceedingly difficult roles with great ease and
a "finish" equal to professionals. Harmon Eberhard as "Egeusl' and
Fraser Young as "Philostrate,' were also good. 1
. Among the elements which made the play such a success was the
fairy singing and dancing and the acting of the fairy group. Harriet
McGinn, as the beautiful, dainty f'Titania,' was excellent and Lawrence
Backes was an equally good "Oberon.', Une of the most difiicult roles
and one most ably presented was that of "Puck" and Margaret Ellis
deserves much praise for her clever work as that impish character.
Suth Frankenheimefs graceful and finished dancing and attractive
costume gained much favorable comment as did that of little Lillian
Horwitz, and' the fairy attendants.
The group of mechanicals kept the house in constant laughter
while they were on the stage, and received hearty applause. Rex Parker
as f'Quince,,' York Eves as 'fBottom," George VVhitney as "Flute,"
Donald McDiarmid as "Snug.', VValter Davidson as "Shout" and
Clarence Mapes as 'fStarveling" were really as good as many older and'
far more experienced actors.
The dancing and singing were both attractive features of the play
and the solos of Corinne Mowry, Esta Gallo and Annie Fuhrmann were
beautifully rendered. The dances contributed many pretty effects to
the play. the dance "In Roseland" being especially goodie
ln closing, praise and thanks without end are due Miss Howell,
Mrs. Gleason, Miss Halwick and Mr. Ballaseyus for their great interest
and patient efforts in behalf of the play. VVithout them it certainly
would not have become the success it was. Harold Gravem also
deserves great credit for his successful managing of the play
E BIG "S
Big "Si" Hauhruille
So March 3d, 1916, rolled around-the night of the fourth annual
high school vaudeville. Some vaudeville at that, with everyone showing
the quality of High School "pep" Tickets sold like the proverbial
hot cakes. Many of us got surprisingly near to Heaven and incidentally
a number of S. H. S. fellows got a few miles nearer to the beach of war.
After an overture, rendered: by the school orchestra, the curtain
rose on the first act. f'Bur" Higby and Melvin Rider in natty sport
attire trotted out on the stage with all the blaze of regular matinee
idols. Vlfith surprising ease they jumped and rolled through grotesque
gymnastic stunts, then with gracious smiles, acknowledged the "hands"
and withdrew. ' I
Miss Lucile Halwick's dancing girls next flitted around in the lime-
light. The Misses Esther Edwards, Erline Graebe, Dorothy O'Neal,
Edna Todman, Bertha Dockendorff and Ida Kientz made the quaintest
and daintiest old fashioned ladies imaginable. With all the grace in
the world the Misses Nadine McQuigg, Ruth Frankenheimer and Lily
Schlictman in the wee-est pink and blue Grecian dresses danced the
beautiful "Moment Musicalef' The scene was beautiful and while the
girls danced Terpsichore and her maids seemed not so very far away.
The gaiety and dash of the Italian "Tarantelle" was delectably given
by the Misses Esther Naylor, Katherine Kerrick, Helen Moore, Dphne
Miller, Marion Moffat and La Verne Williamzs. Once more Miss Ruth
Frankenheimer delighted the audience with her wonderful grace. In
an exquisite little costume she made a charming "Spirit of Spring." A
person who hadn't laughed in a month would have screamed Cwith
laughter of coursej at those "Jumping Jacks"-Margaret Lauxen, Caro-
line Minor, Helen VVurster, Amy and Eunice Grupe, Herm-a Manthey.
A little bit of rapid art and a Whole lot of jokes was the stunt
of Harold Gum ert and Mervyn Dunnagan. The boys showed excep-
tional ability wiiich the audience was quick to appreciate.
One need only say that Miss Virginia Ballaseyus presented "I-Ieart
Songs" on her violin. It is useless to say that they were delightfully
rendered for the quality of Miss Ballaseyus' music is well known and
beloved in Stockton.
"Breakers of War,,' a one act drama, was a tremendous success.
Miss Ruth Single, as the sweet American girl, was charming. The
part of the lover, torn between love and duty, was enacted with marked
ability by Percy Ahearn, while Miss Zelda Battilana, as a beautiful
Italian lady, was indeed a wonderful looking, if heartless, girl, as she
vehemently denounced her lover. Miss Mildred Jenkins, an Amferican
mother, lacked none of the sweet qualities of the character she
"Columbine andl Punchinellof' Ila Tretheway and "Dutch" Neu-
m'iIler, made a grand whit." Theirs was a singing and dancing act
which might have come straight from the Orpheum stage.
Y Clever, thrilling and all likeiadjectivesapply toathe onefact play
entitled "duped" Mant Sprague was an ideal and resourceful crook,
while Rex Parker made a realistic appearing gum shoe man. No one
would ever recognize jack Raggio in the guise of a stately colonel.
The professionalism and snap with which the playlet was carried out
deserve the laurels which it won.
The clear, flutelike voice of Miss Ruth Lamb once more delighted
a Stockton audience. Miss Beth Blain accompanied the singer with
rare ability and in a couple of piano solos displayed a remarkable
musical talent. r 'VV
just like a little bit of the Clark transplanted' was the cabaret ,scene
in which the Misses Pauline Edwards, Harriet -Glover, Reba Eves,
Leta Huff, Esta Gallo and Viola Henderson took part. A ball room
dance, executed by Miss Myrtis Witherly and Paul Murray was an
attractive part of the act.
K'Rasp and Berry, Nifty Vode-Ville Entertainers," 'KPest"i Gravem
and 'fScoop" Sprague, literally brought down the house. "Pest" can
dance in a fashion that every one of the common herd can't do-some
dance, "Pest,i' old boy. If "Scoop" can't dancer, heis got every one else
backed off the map when it comes to singing and "laughing"
Two ghostly critters-in plain life Russ Higby and Van Dennis-
rounded out the program with athletic stunts that caused the audience
to blink, rub its eyes and blink again. It was an act made for merri-
ment and it produced howls of laughter a plenty. .
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li it is true that "music hath its charm to soothe the savage beast,"
then it is an excellent thing to introduce into a high school. You would
have thought some of 'the students were beasts, the way they growled
ferociously when the First Music Hours were introducedl They said
they didn't see the sense of going upto the Assembly Hall to sing
"Old Black Joev when they might 'ijus' as well 'uv been studying,"
and they made many other varied! and unfavorable comments. For
several times the fate of the Music Hour trembled in the balance.
The boys talked and laughed, for there is an inexplicable feeling among
the sterner sex that music is somehow or other, eiiiminate. Finally,
however, the old' melodies proved so enticing that almost before they
knew it, some of the boys after sheepish looks at their neighbors, broke
out in uncertain, .incredibly deep bass tones and then in pure joy at
their own voices wanbled' steadrily there after. Thus the Music Hour
came-'into 'its own. iEvery two weeks all the school has a chance to
singig the first and 'fourth years meeting one week and the Sophs and
Juniors the next. The selections are mostly old songs well known to
everybodyg but -occasionally 'they attempt something new.
Besides these affairs 'in which the whole school takes part, there
have been four concerts, free to the public, given by the regular music
classes .under the direction. of Mr. Ballysaiyes. These havebeen a
delight indeed. The chorus work is very good, the 'selections are well
chosen, the- soloists always please, and' the orchestra is not the least
of the attractions. Indeed, music is always a delight, and we would
have aa ,very hard time getting- alongxwithout it, wouldnit we? .The
public has always been very quick to take advantage of these concerts,
and the general opinion is that.mfusic.in the high school is a complete
success. . . . .
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The Football season this year was most successful, the team Win-
ning every game they played except the one for the championship of
the state when Berkeley defeated us.
S. H. S., 33 Centerville, 0
The first game of the season was played at Centerville against the
High School of that town. The game was very close, being won only
after Murray picked up the 'ball in the loose and dlashed over for the
only try of the game. It was not converted. Score: Stockton 3:
S. H. S., 123 S. A. A., 0
The second game of the year was in the nature of a practice game
with the Stockton Athletic Club. It was an easy victory for S. H. S.,
for we hnished on the long end of a 12 to 0 score.
S. H. S., 95 Sacramento, 5
O-n October lst we went to Sacramento for our first league game.
This'game was good and fast throughout resulting in the third con-
secutive win for Stockton. The team as a whole showed up well in
this game. The score at the final whistle was Stockton ,9g Sacra-
S. H. S., 35 Woodland, 0
October 9th was the date of our second league game and it certainly
was a "hummer" Woodland came here and made us play real football
to beat them. We finally did beat them when Raggio made a long run
in the last fifteen seconds of play for the only try of the game. It was
not converted. Score at finish: Stockton 3, Woodland 0.
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Our third league game was with Chico and was one of the fastest
games of the season. Neither team seemed to have an advantage 'over
the other. After struggling first at one end of the field and then at the
other for two twenty-five minute halves the game ended a scoreless tie.
S. H. S., 263 Modesto, 0
Another practice game was played at Modesto on the twenty-second
of October. This game was an easy victory for Stockton as the score
at the end of the game was 26 to O in our favor. S
S. H. S., 63 Chico, 3 . 1
The tie which resulted in our first game with Chico was played off
at Chico and this was really the best game of the season. Chico scored
first when Stagner crossed the line in the second half. This score only
served to make our fellows work harder and they scored two tries in
rapid succession which won the game for us. By this game we won the
championship of the Interior of California.
S. H. S., 42, Modesto, 3
In our last game of the season before the Berkeley game we defeated
Modesto on our home grounds by a score of 42 to 3.
S. H. S., 03 Berkeley, 12
In the mud battle for the State's Championship held on our turf
BASKET BALL TEAM
Berkeley defeated us by a score of 12 to O. Berkeley with superior
weight and team work could not be held down even though we did make
a few good tackles. "Well, here's hoping we beat 'em next year, any-
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I ' THE BIG S
Those fellows who wonftheir S this year by splendid work in foot-
ball are the following: ' W. 'Leffler Ccaptainj, Moznette, R. Dunne,
Alley,.Dennis, Gadbury, V. Dunne, B. Higby, Stout, Murray, Burgess,
Patterson, Eves, Raggio, Barnickol, Robinson, Parker and R. Higby.
NEXT YEAR'S FOOTBALL CAPTAIN
Immediately after the Berkeley game the men on the football team
assembled in Coach Elliott's office to elect a captain for next year's team.
R. Dunne, the giant side ranker and a chief mainstay of this year's
team, was unanimously elected. "Good ,luck to you, Ray."
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The basket 'ball season this year was not entirely successful,
although' we did defeat the Berkeley High School team which won the
state's championship. '
S. H. S. 27, Sacramento 23
Our first league was won after a hard iight witlaithe heavy Sacra-
mento live. Our men were at a disadvantage' they had been trained but
a week, while the Sacramentos had been in-'training for a least a month.
Coach Barzee handled his team tdgood effect and the final score
was S. S. 27, SacramentQ'23.
S. III. S. 25, Woodland 9 '
The -second league game alsorresulted in a victory for our basket
ballers when we defeated the Woodland team by a lop-sided score. The
fellows all worked together in this game and it was our team work more
than anything else which defeated Woodland. The final score was
25 to 9. f '
G S. H. S. 16, Lodi 28 p
Our joys at winning the first two league games was short lived,
however, as Lodi defeated us easily on their court in the third league
game. Our defeat was probably due to the absence of L. I-Iickinbotham
from the game.
Stockton- FG FT . Lodi- FG FT,
Patterson. F. ....... ......... 2 0 Rutherford, F . .,,...,...,..., 3 0
Spayd, F ......,....,., ......... 2 0 rGarpenter, F. ,,,,.,....,,,,,,,, 2 0
Raggio, C. .......... ......... O 0 Atwood, C. .,.,............,,.,,.., 5 8
Burgess, G. ........................... ,O i0 P Spotts, G. ummm, l.,,, 0 0
R. Higby, G ......................... '-1 6 Beckman, G. .............,,,,,.,, 0 0
THE WEIGHT TEAM'S TRIP TO BERKELEY
On our annual trip to Berkeley for the Basket Ball Carnival. S. H. S.
won four games out of a total of six. ,
On Friday night the 130 pound team went down on the train to play
a league game with U. C. 130 pound team and were defeated by a score
of 38 to 19.
The other five teams journeyed down on the boat, arriving Saturday
In the first game the S. H. S. 100 pound team defeated the B. H. S.
100 pound team by a score of 32 to 1. Berkeley didn't have a chance.
The second game was another victory. Our 110 pound team smeared
Berkeley to the tune of 49 to
The third game, a 130 pound contest, was also an easy victory for
us. The game ended with the score 43 to 4 in our favor.
In the evening we did not come out so well. Berkeley won the
Hrstgame by the score of 29 to 15. This was a 145 pound contest.
' The second game was also a victory for the Berkeley team. Their
120 pound team defeated ours by a score of 34 to 19.
The varsity game was a contest well worth watching, for it was
only after a hard nip and tuck struggle that Stockton finally won by a
score of 23 to 21.
THE CAPTAIN FOR NEXT YEAR
Raggio, one of the best players on this year's team, was elected
captain of next year's team by a large majority.
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The baseball season this year has been very satisfactory, for as yet
the team has not lost a game. They have but one more game to play.
and, if they win that one, they will be rated as champions of the valley.
Stockton 3, Ceres 2
The first game of the year was in the nature of a practice game with
Ceres High School. It was very close throughout, the issue not being
decided until the last half of'the ninth. The feature-of the game was
the hitting of Burgess and Baumel. Robinson pitched a good game.
i S. H. S. 3, Lodi 2
In our firstpleague game tthis year, Stockton defeated Lodi in a
closely contested game. We won the game mainly through the hitting
of Sprague, Eachus and Alley and the pitching of Dunne. In the third
inning Sprague, Eachus and Alley all scored.
P S. H. S. 8, Lodi 1
In our second league game with Lodi we put the Crusher on their
hopes for the pennant. Robinson pitched a superb game and everyone
landed on the pill hard. S. H. S. made two runs in the first inning
which took all 'of thefestarch out' of the Lodi nine. I
Stockton vs. Sacramento
A game will be played with Sacramento in the near future to decide
the championship of the valley. If this game is won those fellows that
participated willbe awarded their S. "Here's hoping."-
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This year marks the birth of the game of tennis in this school. The
interest in this sport was produced mainly by the influence of W. E.
Allen and Mr. Elliott.
At the first of the season a meeting was called which was well
attended by both boys and girls. In this meeting Mr. Allen told in a
short talk, how the beginner should start to learn the galrte. The talk
influenced quite a number of the fellows to join the local club.
lnterclass tennis was started this year for fellows who had never
played tennis before. It was in the nature of a novice meet. A great
deal of enthusiasm was aroused by the presentation of a cup by .Johnson's
Sporting Goods House.
The cup was won by the juniors, with the Sophomores second,
Freshmen third and Seniors fourth.
In the first round of the singles, Dennis of the Seniors defeated
Dunne of the Freshmen 8-6 and 611. V R. Higby of the Juniors defeated
R. Spring of the Sophomores 6-3 and 6-3. The finals of the singles were
won by R. Higby who defeated Dennis 6-3 and 641. Spring defeated
Dunne for third place. if
In the doubles, the Sophomores were defeated by the juniors who
also defeated the Freshmen. The Seniors forfeited. .
Final score, juniors 10, Sophomores 5, Freshmen 4, Seniors 3. Next
year it is hoped that there will be as much interest taken in tennis as
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The track season this year has been very disappointing, in fact, we
have only had two meets and we lost both of them. Although the meets
as a whole have been disappointing, there has been some wonderfully
promising material developed. 'gCow" Burgess has been steadily im-
proving in the broad jump and can always be counted on for at least one
first place. He was the star of the meet held with Sacramento, having
taken one first, one second, and one third place for a total of ten points.
Joe Stout also has been improvingrapidly in the mile. Both of these
fellows will be sent to Sacramento for the C. I. F. meet to be held there.
Sacramento 97 ya, Stockton 29M
Burgess was the only one to take a first place for Stockton in our
annual dual meet heldfwithn Sacramento, and .we were defeated by a lop-
sided score. Following is the summary :d t '
U Track Events
1. One Mile-Lamping fSac.Q, Stout CSt.j, Cox fSac.j, Reed
fSac.D. Time, 4:53.
2. 50 Yard-McMullan CSac.j,V Phillips QSac.j, Flint CSac.j, B.
Higby fSt.j. Time, 5 :3.
3. 100 Yard-McMullan QSac.j, Flint CSac.j, Plass QSac.j, Ahearn
fSt.j. Time, 1014. 0
4. 880 Yard-Dukaien QSac.j, B. Higby CSt.j, Peart CSac.j,fHil-
dreth fSt.j. Time, 2:29T:1. 4 ' 1 -
5. 220 Yard-McMul1an CSac.1, Plass GSQQQQ, Stone QSt.j, R. Higby
CSt.j. Time, 25 :2.
6. 440 Yard+Phil1ips CSac.j, Norton Mineor CSac.j, Den-
nis fSt.j. Time, 5512. g hl 2 A g ,
7. Discus-+Axtell fSac.j,, Robin,s oni'QStg33SNorton QSM? liif 1 :ew D osnett
feet 6 iI1C1'1CS. ' . 'tgirl 9
8. Broad Jump-+Burgess'ffCSts :i'1g H'gQg,t,on fSac.jijt. f , ' .3QSac.j,
Cooper fSac.j. 19 feet 1 iffvin fl
9. Shot Put-Axte11?lQ4Sac.j, -Dee 3i5l,gg'Norton
fSac.j. 40 feet 6 inches. '.Q,
10. Pole Vault-Hooper fSac.j, Patterson fSt.j1,- Axtell QSac.j,
Norton fSac.j. 10 feet 1 inch. , V
11. High 'lump-Bennett CSac.j, Burgess 'QSt.j, Cooper QSac.j,
Dee QSac.j. 5 feet 3 inches.
12. Relay Race-VVon by Sacramentog Stockton second.
Totals, Sacramento, 93M, Stockton, 295.
In a triangle meet between Ripon, Modesto -and Stockton, Modesto
gathered first place, Stockton second and Ripon third.
Burgess repeated in the broad jump and won with a flight of 19 feet
7243 inches. '
B. Higby took first ,place in the low hurdles in good time. Dennis
took third in the mile, while Stone took third in the 100 yard dash.
- . Interclass Track Meet ,f
In the interclass track meet the Juniors were defeated by a s-mall
margin. The Sophomores hooked first with 43, points, juniors second
with 39, Seniors third with 25, and Freshman fourth with 6. ,
It was a very close meet throughout as it took the relay race, the
last event, to decide it.
The Sophomores by winning this meet have obtained the cup pre-
sented by Johnson's Sporting Good House.
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This year Henry Ellis Sanderson has shown the Way. A cheerful
lad, he has proved a good yell leader. Never discouraged, his contortions
and those of his two assistants have many a time led' our team to victory.
Such is a true rooting seetion, one that can yell most when spirits are
low. The yell men have done their duty in line style. They led, they
yelled, they got results.
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Sept. 6.-Freshmen come sneeking in, ignored by Sophs and upper-
classmen. Schedules are arranged. First Weekly G Sz T by new editor
and manager appears.
Sept. 7.-School starts in earnest Cexcept, of course, for the Frosh.j
Sept. 8-9.-Freshmen continue to amuse students with their queer
antics. Several of the youngsters are introduced to Father Neptune
fin high school plungej
Sept. 10.-First assembly of the term is called, for purpose of,
extracting 31.50 from the Frosh and' others for HG. 81 T." money and
Student body dues. Junior class elects its officers .
Sept. 13.-Executive Committee meets for the Hrst time. High
School Cafeteria opens. Freshmen hold their election Cwith the aid
of Mr. Garrisonj
Sept. 14.-Senior elections are heldg Parks is president. 1
-Nevv Student Control officers are announced.
C. I. C. meets at Sacramentog Mr. Toms elected secretary.
Sept. 17.-Sophomore elections are held'. Jerome Cecil Levy, '18,
S. H. S. mvourns his death.
Sept. 18.-Stockton High wins Hrst football game of the year With
Stockton Athletic Club.
Sept. 21.-Amos VV Elliot joins the Anteros Club.
Sept. 22.-Lyric announces big scenario contest for S100 in prizesg
thigh school actors.j Debating club organized.
Sept 23.-Seniors hold meeting and decide to assess the members
of the class 15 cents a month Cto do away with big assessments at the
end of the termj.,
Sept. 25.-john I Barrett spends week end at Mantecag attends
the "Saturday Night" dance. Stockton High football team journeys to
Centerville and comes home on the long end of a 3 to O score.
Sept. 30.-Seniors and Juniors hold joint meetingg arranging for
junior-Senior cabaret. . r
Oct. 1.-Sophs win from Freshmen in interclass football.
Oct. 2.-Football-S. H. S., 95 Sacramento, 5. Stockton in line
Oct. 5.-Junior girls 'elect their officersg K. Kerrick, president.
Oct. 6.-Football and debating rally.
Oct. 7.-First debate of year is held.
Oct. 8.-University Extension Course Clectures by Dr. Aurelia
Reinhardtj is begun at S. H. S.
Oct. 9.--Football Cleague gamej-Stockton, 35 Woodlarid, O.
Oct.l1.-G. 81 T. staff is chosen to assist editor and' manager.
Oct. 12.-Interclass football-Sophs, Og Juniors, 0. 'Sophomore
girls elect their oflicersg I. Kientz, president.
V Oct. IST-
Lyric shows picturesof Vkfoodland game CS. H. S. nightj.
High School Faculty holds big reception for parents of
-First public speaking program is held.
Interclass football-juniors, 3g Sophs, O.
Oct. 23.-Football-High School teachers vs. Grammar School
Oct. 23.-Junior-Senior Cabaret comes offg first time id.ea tried in
S. H. S., a wonderful success. S
Oct. 26.-Freshmen girls elect their officers, Ruth Baker, president.
Oct. 29.-Football-Varsity, 50, Bull Durhams, 0.
Oct. 30.-Chico visits Stockton for league football game. Score:
Chico, 0, Stockton, 0.
Nov. 2.-First number of S. H. S. Lyceum Course. Junior girls
hold candy sale. J V
. 6.-Washington-California game at Berkeley witnessed by
H. S. pupils andl teachers.
. 12.-Stockton loses debate to Lodi.
. 13.-Stockton-Chico game played at Chico. Score: Stockton,
6, Chico, 3. Stockton now champs of Northern California.
. 17.-Lyric announces winners in scenario contest. First prize,
32500, Marion Moffat, Daphene Miller, Lois Stroupg second prize-
, Flora McDiarm'idg third prize-310.00 merchandise, Tom
Nov 19.--Thanksgiving week vacation commences.
Nov. 20.-Sophs dance, a big success.
Nov. 29.-Vacation ends. Honolulu trip plans started.
Nov. 30.-Big Sis presented to Chico game players.
Dec. l.-Another public speaking program is held.
Dec. 7.-High School night at Lyric, benefit for Honolulu trip.
Dec. 8.-Girlfs issue of G. 81 T. appears, 16 snappy pagesg twice
the usual amount of news and adls.
Dec. 9.-The ill-fated S. H. S. band is organized
Dec. 10.-Soph girls hold candy sale. J
Dec. ll.-First league game of basketball-S. H.S., 275 Sacra-
Dec. 15.-Big Xmgas number of G. Sz T. appears. ,
Dec. 17.-School closes for Christmas vacation.
Jan. 3.-School starts again. s
Jan. 7.-Stockton loses debate to Oakdale.
Jan. 8.-U. C. Glee Club entertains, followed by a dance in the
Jan. 12.-The Jerome C. Levy scholarship, in memory of Jerome
Levy is announced by Mr. and Mrs. M. Levy.
Jan. 15.-Basketball-Lodi, 28, S. H. S.,16.
Jan. 20.-Lieutenant Schwartzkopensky gives interesting talk on
Jan. 2l.-Jolly-up in High. School "gym"-"Hard Times" party.
Jan. 25.-Tennis started as an official sport in S. H. S.
Jan. 26.-Guard and Tackles comes out on Thursday hereafter.
Jan. 27.-G. and T. tells of unveiling of mlonument in New York,
in honor of ten wireless operator heroes, including our own Harry F.
Jan. 29.-Basketball weight teams go to Jackson.
Feb. 7.-New "scrub"' Freshmen arrive, 70 strong. The "high"
Freshmen immediately swell up and the school is kept laughing for
Jan. 10.-The famous "high school caps" appear.
Jan. 12.-The Junior Chamber of Commerce meets.
Jan. 18, 19, 20.-Basketball teams go to Berkeley for week end.
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29,-Big HS" actors practice steadily.
Mar. 3.+Big "S" vaudeville, comes off, great success, packed,
S300 profits. ' f
5.-Senior play try-outs commence.
7.--Thos. Brooks Fletcher gives interesting talk to studlents.
9.-Saint Patrick's G. and T. appears.
21.-Harold Gravem elected manager of Senior Play.
23.--Senior play cast announced.
31.-Big S. H. S. night at Lyric, high school actors seen,
prizes awarded. '
April 1.-League game baseball-S. H. S., 3, Lodi,2.
April 8.-Second baseball game Won from Lodi, eliminating the
latter from the league.
April 13.-Big Easter edition of G. and T.
April 14.-High School cafeteria closes till next year.
April 25.--Senior girls 'meetg decide, not to have gloves, Howers,
etc., at graduation, dress limrited to 36. X
April 27.-Soph win interclass track meet.
April 29.-Freshman dance in the "gym" makes a hit. Stockton
endeavors to compete in athletics with Sacramento. Score: "Sac," 975
S. H. S.,
May 1.-Students receive their cards, and sobs and curses, resolved to
"show 'emv the last quarter. .
May 5.-Domestic Science classes exhibit, and serve punch fstu-
dents all show up, being interested in hemstitching-none of the boys
partook of the punchj.
May ll.-Levy scholarship blanks received, applications will now
May 12.-Senior Play. Undoubtedly the best play yet put on here
by a Senior class, the crowning achievement of the Class of 1916.
13.-Track team goes to -Ripon-has a ripin' good time Cso
Russ 'Higby tells usj. f
16.-Hartwell Wallace makes Annapolis.
May 27.--junior dance, for Senior class, as a farewell.
7, S, 9.-Big exhibit at Auditorium, work from every depart-
ment of High School, from grammar schools and prevocational school.
9.--Student Body elections. , V .
15.-Commencement Guard and Tackle appears.
21.-Class Day for Class of 'l6.
22.-Graduation exercises at Auditorium. P
23.-Alumni dance and banquet.
A Emp Evan' Hrnpnaal
I am a damsel 'tho not fair,
In this my love I do declare
And if your heart to me incline
Read, omitting each second line.
But if on me you turn your back
Read straight on and scornill not lack.
The love which I have repeatedly expressed for you
is absolutely false and my desire to be rid of you
grows by leaps and bounds. Each day I am more certain of your
despicable disposition and inability to have
lofty ideals and manly virtues. You will always be
a laughing stock for the world at large and never
one who commaands the respect and admiration of friends.
Your presence is a source of extreme displeasureito me.
When I see you every sense pulsates with
hatred. Do not be so foolish as to im-agine I harbor
love and a desire to be near you. Your conversation always
is disgusting, insipid and rudely impertinent and never
arouses the highest and most exalted ideals.
Heaven forbid that I should offer you my hand for
if we should ever be married
I'd be the most miserable creature alive. Do not fancy
living with you would be "when dreams com-e true."
You will probably not be surprised when
I earnestly implore that you will do me the pleasure
of keeping out of my sight. I shall readily overlook your trouble
to answer this letter. And now goodbye and believe me
my antipathy for you is so full grown that I shall never be
Your devoted lover.
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One Hundred Two
Breaking It Gently
Doyle-"Perhaps you don't like my dancing?" S
lla T.-"VVell, there is rather too much sameness about you."
Doyle-"How may I vary it?"
Ila T.-"Suppose you tread? on my left foot once in awhile."
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Newt. R.-"Say, Ray, Robinson Crusoe was a great acrobat,
wasn't he P"
Ray D.-"I'm sure I don't knowg what makes you think so Pi'
Newt. R.-K'VVhy when he came home from work he always took
off his arms and sat on his chest."
Homage-K'Don't yell 'Hey' at me againg I'm no horse."
Stitt-"I know itg your ears are too long,"
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Ruth S.-"How can I keep my feet from going to sleep?"
R. Hick-"Don't let them turn in."
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Latin is my most inhuman study. I shall not want. Caesar: yea
tho, it learneth mfe to pronounce, it maketh my temmper rash and ruineth
my reputation. I shall not passg it soureth my soulg it leadeth me to
dread the presence of mine teachersg my brain runneth overg I Swear
in the presence of mine schoolmate. Surely if I have to study this two
years in succession I shall dwell in the bughouse forever.-Ex.
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He-1'May I kiss you?
She-'Wlother wouldaft like it."
He-'iYour mother isn't going to get it."
Esther N.-f'Merle, will you buy me a nut sund'ae?"
M. S.-"I don't think I'll be here Sunday, but if I am-"
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Vlfallie H.-UI don't eat dinner any more."
XY. I-I.-"I always get a nice roast in class."
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Count M.--'WVhat is a ground hog?"
Dewey L.-HA sausage, I suppose."
Pk A: x :lf
Miss A. Howell-"Give the principal parts of the verb skatof'
Freshman-f'Skato, slippers, falli, bumptusf'
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She-'fTom'my. what makes your hands so soft ?"
Tom L.-"I sleep with my gloves on."
She-,"Do ycg sleepiwith your hatwon, too?"
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Strawberries may come,
And strawberries may go,
But stewed prunes we have forever.
One Hundred Three
Vincent had a piece of gum,
And it was white as snow,
And every-where that Vincent went
That gum was sure to go.
It followed him to school one day,
Which was against the ruleg
So the teacher took the gum away,
And chewed it after school.
Mr. Ellis-'iGive a derivative from the Latin word periculum
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Homer G.-"My last year's expense book reminds me of a show I
B. Higby-"Ready Money?"
Homer G.-"No, 'The Follies of 1915'."
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F-our, funny, irolicking Freshmen, fighting furiously for fun
Several, silly, sassy Sophomores surely sympathize some
just jolly, jabibering, juniors, jeering in jestg -
Six seemingly sensible Seniors, scorning the rest.
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"The Greeks d1idn't do mfuch in the Olympic games but
'fThey shine in America."
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Fields all green,
Want to queen,
Girl sixteen QU
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'l8-"Say, Fresh, you want to keep your eyes open as you walk
around the campus."
,18-"Don't you think you would look kind of funny going around
with them closed ?"
One Hundred Four
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One Hundred Five
One Hundred Six
SNAP SH OTS
When a pair of red lips are upturned to your own,
XN'ith no one to gossip about it,
e Do you pray for endurance to let them alone?
Vl'ell, maybe you do, but I doubt it.
When a shy little hand you're permitted to sieze
VVith a velvety softness about it,
Do you think you drop it with never a squeeze?
VX'ell, maybe you dio, but I doubt it.
Dredge-"I don't see how freshmen keep their hats on?"
Fox fPhysics shark QPJ-"Vacuum Pressure."
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She-"Do you keep a diary?"
He-"No, it wouldn't be fair to my future wife."
R. Eachus-"I want some winter underwear."
R. Eachus Cdirect from Newmianj-K'Ya, yap, I want to buy them.
not rent them?" I
Ig-"If a torpedo blew up a ship load of meat what would happen ?"
Natz--"I donknowf' .
Ig-"Twould make the sea choppy, of course." QTread softlyj
as wk sf Pk
Convict ll4-f'The doc just told me if I didn't quit smokin' Iyd
die within six months." '
Con. 114-"Goin' to quit?'i X
Con. ll3-HNope, the jokes on the doc, Iim to be hanged next
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Her teeth so pearly and so white,
Like the stars, comfe out at nightg
' Like the stars that shine so bright,
Also they come out at night.
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VVANTED-J ob as treasurer for German-Irish Club.-Herbert Coblentz.
Me Too!-Merv. Doyle
WANTED-A Diploma.-"Boogey" Hill.
IVANTED-A new kind of peroxide to dye my hair dark.-HHarriet
FOR SALE-Perfectly good Latin Ford.-George Wilyfums.
I HAVE several 'lchickensv for sale. See me immediately.-Rus Higby.
XWANTED-Some one to write editorials.-Harold Gravem.
XVANTED-Young gentleman to collect dogs to be used in making hot
FUR RENT-Style-Pl'us dress suit. 552.00 per day.-Thomas Louttit.
FOR SALE CHEAP-Old junk, suggestions collected in making Class
W'ill.-Class lVill Committee.
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F. Dutschke Qtrue likej : I "Fm trying my best to get ahead.
Lily S.: "Heaven knows you need one."
One Hundred Seven
Stockton, Cal., June 16, 1916.
Students of Stockton High School:
, Dear Friends: We wish to take this opportunity to express
S our sincere appreciation for the hearty support and co-operation
Z you have extended us during the term just closing. ln our various
2 connections with you commercial lines have been obliterated and
lost in an abundance of sociability and friendship. We value the
E host of new personal friends and acquaintances far more than any
1 other accomplishment we have made during the past year.
May success follow the
members of the class
of '16 through the
various pursuits of life
they have chosen to
Lyric Photo P ay Co., Inc.
One Hundred Eight
"Yessuh, Mars George's gone down td Georgia."
'fAm de skeeters awful bad in Georgia ?" y y
"Yessuh, de am. But dey don' bother Mars George. At night he's
so 'toxicated he don' care for de skeeters and in de mornin' de skeeters
so 'toxicated dey don' care for Mars George."-EX.
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Marge E. Qnoticing the "shrine" on Irving's facej: 'KWhat does
Irving Wash with F"
Lenore N.: "Dutch Cleanser."
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Krazy-"I suppose your uncle has some nice neighbors out in the
country where he lives?!'
Katt-"Oh, yes, I've often heard him speak of the Holsteins and
Very soon you will see a few of the Class of '16 playing Diogonese,
but instead of a lantern and looking for an honest man, they will have
an axe and will look for the man who said, "Ignorance is bliss."
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Antiquity of arithmetic-ethe serpent in the garden, the first adder.
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Evolution seems a failure to the young man when he sees a pretty
girl kiss a pug dog.
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Be it ever so homely, there's no face like your own.
He-O 4 U I would lay me down and D.
She-But that can never B.
She-Because you are a
He-This, indeed, is L.
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Prof.: VVhat do you always treat with phosphate?
Rex Qabsent mindedlyj It "Marie"
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Homer Qin jewelerisjz "Ever-he-he."
Jeweler Qto clerkj : "Ed, bring out the tray of engagement rings."
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SCANDAL! The average n1an's arm is thirty inches long, the
average wo'man's waist thirty inches around. How wonderful are thy
works, 0 Nature."
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SPORTING GOODS AND BICYCLE HOUSE
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W. R. ae Y. s. Johnson 340 E. Weber Ave., near Sutter
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HIGH GRADE CHOCOLATE
Patronize ' A SPECIALTY
T agklg POWLEY'S
"Dainty Sweels "
Phone 2092 723 E. Main St.
CP'hoto by Logan .Studioj '
Students who graduated and accepted positions in March, 1916 '
In the year just past, more than 200 students graduated from this
5 school and were sent direct from College to good positions, many of them
at splendid salaries, a few over 51000.00 per year.
IT WILL PAY YOU TO GET YOUR BUSINESS TRAINING HERE
Z We will shorten your course and at the same time increase its value.
3 The wonderful success of our students is due to concentration and correct
Q methods. No time is lost or Wasted, You do actually more work here than
2 in any other school, and you do the right thing.
Complete course, One Year. Special courses in eight, six and three
' Write, 'phone or call for full information. Visitors always welcome.
, COMMERCIAL-HEALD COLLEGE
115 North Sutter Street Day School and Night School
One Hundred Ten
DANNY DEEVER'S FATE
QWith apologies to Kiplingj
"What are the three bells ringing for P"
"Assembly call, Assembly call," - ,f
The lofty Senior said.
Will you tell me hovv to get there, please ?"
Most certainly, most certainly,"
The lofty Senior said.
We are Walking toward the building,
You must open first the doorg
Then climb 'steen flights of stairways,
And you'll reach the second floor.
But don't stand upon the landing till
The rush and crush is o'er, i
Or you vvon't get to Assembly until morning,"
"What is the big Assembly for?"
To get your coin, to get your coin,"
The lofty "Senior said.
'What do they Want my pennies for?"
"Athletics, child, athletics, child,"
The lofty Senior said.
For there's football and there's baseball,
There is basket ball and trackg '
The turf-field needs repairing and
The football has a crack.
You Freshman best had give your share,
And help fill up the sack, r
Or vve'll hang you stingy Freshmen in the morning."
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Send me ten dollars,
' And I'11 think of you.
Loving Father- ,
Some roses are red,
' Others are pink,
Enclosed find' ten dollars,
A eeree I -don't think. as ,
A muscular young Turk of Stamboul,
Tried to pull the tail of a mule,
But the mule rose in fury,
And the coroner's jury,
Brought in a quick verdict of "Damphoolf'
Q One Hundred Eleven
Phone 241 7
HIGH GRADE CANDIES AND FROZEN DAINTIES
Made in Our Own Factory
109-111 East Main Street STOCKTON, CAL.
, You always have been
Remember Th1s and you always will
be treated right at
Qu1nn's Book Store L?3,F2if
Valley Floral Company
"THE STOCKTON FLORISTS"
W. C. CI-IAMPREUX
Tel. Stockton 247 Res., Stockton 3359
" " 833 H " 2005
347 East Weber Avenue, STOCKTON, CAL.
The Owl Grocery Co.
123 N.SUTTER STREET PHONE 528
O e Hundred Twelve
Dear Kusin: A
As I have nuddings to do and vish to do it, I thot I vould took mine
pen und bottle of ink in mine handt und typewrite you a few ledders.
Please oxcuse dis lead pencil. '
Weer all well ath present except mine brudder vich vas kicked in der
suburbs last night by a mule g-der mule is not expected to liff. Your
rich auntie vich diedt from balditation of der heart ven you vas still here
iss still deadt und doing nicely-hoping this vill findt you der same.
After she diedt, dey found fourteen thousand dollars sewed up in an old
bussel vich she left behind: so you iss no longer a poor man but a Dutch-
man. You are still an orphantg the only relation viot you got lefting iss
an old unkle who vas kilt in der last var. Your brudder, Vill, went to
work diss morning, der chob vill last six months, but he may get out
sooner on goodt behavior.
Business has beendull since you lefted, especially der saloon busi-
ness Your vife vas tooked to der insanity asylum yesterday. She vas
chust crazy to see you. I saw your leedle boy diss morning for der virst
time. I tink he look chust like you, but he is alright odderwise so I
wouldn't worry about dat if I vas you.
I am sending you today by parsnips post your overcoat, and as they
charge so much a pound to send it, I vill cut off der buttons, hoping dis
vill prove satisfaction. You vill find der buttons on der inside picket.
Mine fadder has got his license to be engineer on a peanut roaster. 'I
almost forgot to tell you I vas marriedilast week. I got a pretty goot
vifeg she is from Cumminsville, but I tink I could haf' done better at
College Hill as they haf a larger stock to select from.
As dis iss all I haf to say, I vill close mine face and expectation
you to do der same. Hoping dis vill reach you before you get it and
dat you vill answer it before dat, I remain, your confectionery second to
der last kusin, ' A HIENE,
P. S.-In case you do not get dis letter, write undt let me knoe u11d
I vill send it to you at vuncet. -G. R. D., 'l8.
SHAKESPEARE ON BASEBALL
"I will go root."-Richard II. .
"Now you strike like a blind man."-Much Ado About Nothing.
Out, I say."-Macbeth. '
I will be short."-Hamlet. . I
"Thou canst not hit itg hit it! hit it!"-Loveis Labor Lost.
He knows the game."-I-Ienry VI.
0 hateful error."-Julius Caesar.
"A hit, a hit, a very palpable hit!"-Hamlet.
"He will steal, sir."-All's VVell That Ends Well.
Wfhom right and wrong have chosen as umpire."-Love's Labor
"Let the world slide."-Taming the Shrew.
I-Ie haskilled a Hy."-Titus Andronicus.
"The play as I remember it pleased not the million."-Hamlet.
f'VVhat an arm he has."--Coriolanus. .
"They can not sit at ease on the field bench."-Domeo and Juliet.
, "Upon such sacrifices the god-s themselves threwAincense."lK11rg
Lear. . 5
Grandmother: "VVhen you grandfather was courting he used to
kiss me on the brow." .
Granddaughter: "If a man kissed me on the brow, I'd call him
down a bit."
One Hundred Thirteen
To the Graduating Class
ff t you our heartfelt congratulations.
I y f t re career may your fondest hopes be fully realxzecl.
LEW 51 Ewell
AJ E TIC
3421f2 E. WEBER AVENUE.
5 PHONE 2016 STOCKTON, CAL
Offers as a reward a five-pound
box of our best H 'grade Candy
to the first one bringing us a
copy of The Guard and Tackle
wfthout the Wafve advertise-
ment. The Guard and Tackle
was first published in 1897.
L. eHick Cspeaking to the Waiterj-"Have you any soup on the
Waiter-"No, I wiped it off."
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She-"I saw Gertie getting into her Chalmers the other day."
He-"And pray what are chalmaers P"
Mother-"York, you stop. using such language."
York-"Shakespeare uses it.',
Mother-"Well, then you quit playing with him?-Ex.
Suggested by the Waiter
Guest-"Waiter, I wish you'd let me have a knife that's, sharp
enough to cut this steak."
Waiter-"Sorry, sir, but we don't keep our knives sharp. Maybe
you could use the steak as a strop, sir, and sharpen your knife up a bit."
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First Dad-"Your son is pursuing his studies in S. H. S., isn't he P"
Mr. Hick-NI guess he is, he's always behind."
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She-"How long have you dancediw
She-"Well, don't be discouraged." '
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Marge E-f'When I go to Heaven I'm going to ask Shakespeare
if he really wrote all those plays."
Bernice L-"What if he isn't there?,'
M. iF..-"Well, then you ask himf,
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'HI don't like your heart action,' the doctor said, applying the
stethoscope again. 'You have som-e trouble with agina pectoris'."
"Your'e partly right, doctor," said Murray sheepishly, "only that
aint her name." . .
X Pk as if
Breaking It Gently
First Mother-"Mrs. Clancy, your child is badly spoiled."
Second Mother-"G'wan wid yez!" Q
First Mother-K'Well, if you don't believe me, come and See what
the steam roller did to it." .
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THE MODERN HIAWATHA
He killed the noble Mudjokivis,
Of the skin he made him mittens:
Made them with the fur side inside,
Made them with the skin side outside.
He, to get the warm' side inside,
Put the inside skin side outsideg W
He,.to,get the cool side outside, e F fa
Put the warm side fur inside,
That's why he put the fur side insid'e,
Why he put the skin side outside.
Why he turned them inside outside.
One Hundred Fifteen
Added Pleasure and a Feeling of Good Cheer
Comes from Wearing Chinn-Beretta Glasses.
Because the lenses are properly ground to fit the individual eye.
They are correctly adjusted to give you the proper comfort and
are always neat in appearance.
Progressive methods and superior manufacturing have made
us California's leading opticians.
Eventually you will wear
. Chinn-Beretta Glasses-Why Not Now?
To those who are going to the mountains, the coast or contem-
plate a long motor trip, we have tinted lenses to relieve the eyes
from the bright lights. Tints in all shades, smoke, amber, chloro-
phyl, amethyst, in fact, everything for the comfort of your eyes.
Prices 25 cents up.
Chinn - Beretta Optical Co.
FRED W. MOORE, Vice-President and Manager
407 East Main Street
Other Chinn-Beretta stores can be found in Oakland
San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno and Vallejo.
UST RECEIVED 1,000 new Books
of Fiction to Sell for - - 50c
Tredway Bros , Inc , Stati ners
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HARDWARE AND TOOLS, STOVES AND TINWARE,
TO M S C A L l.Y
28 N. California St. Bet. Main and Weber, Stockton, Cal.
, Good Appearance A Good Fortune
Follow the wearing of
"Society Brand Clothes"
TH RELFALL BROS.
439 E. Main treet STOCKTON, CAL.
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Miss Howell-"Tomorrow we shall take the life of Goldsmith.
Dutch-'KI put my hand on a hot iron. VVhat shall I do Pl'
Dick-"Read Carlyle's Essay on Burns." f
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Teacher-"Willie, what is an oyster?"
VYillie Cafter hesitationj-"lt's a fish built like a nutf'
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Miss Moore Cdiscussing "Last of the Mohicansu in English Classy
--"Tell us about Uncas'
Bright one-f'Uncas was a very noble character and often sacrificed
his life for his friends." i
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t A Bird
Do-"Why did you say he was a bird?"
Tell-"XVell, he is chicken-hearted and pigeon-toed, has the habits
of an owl, likes to wear swallow tail coats and collars with wingsg he
is always acting like a goose and is a perfect jayf,
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Teacher-"lfN'illie, what is your greatest ambition?"
W'illie-"To wash mfa's earsf,
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One day .l1il1y's folks gave a dinner in honor of Lord Dumphix.
At the table everyone treated the lord with the greatest respect, saying:
"Do you wish this or that, my lord Pl'
Little llilly took all this in, and then after while when he thought
he should be congenial, he said, "Oh, ma, pass God the pickles."
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Dutch-"My sister got a pearl from a clam."
Virginia-"That,s nothing 5 my sister got a diamond from a
Ask Ray Eachus why he likes to have election day come along.
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Mr. Safforcb-"VVhat makes the Tower of Pisa lean F"
Lenore N.-Hlt was built in an age of great faminef, CCall the
ac a: wx:
Miss Moore-"Caroline, what was VVashington's '-Farewell
Hill-"Say, can you lend me five or ten . . ."
Doyle Clnterruptingj-"No . . ."
. Hill-l'Minutes? l can show you how .to make some,-money." if
Doyle-"No trouble at all. You can have twenty if you want."
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Ila T.-'KXYe used to have a dog named Bob, that would howl every
time he heard a piano." l
Ila Y.-"Thats nothing. I know some people that do the samfe
thing every week at "music assembly."
One Hundred Seventeen
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2 We will save your money for
3 you and pay you 470 compound-
ed semi-annually while doing so.
with us in your Banking affairs
would be appreciated.
Safe Deposit Boxes for rent.
Strong as the strongest.
f Glnmmrrrial ann Smuinga
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Z MAIN AND SUTTER STREETS, STOCKTON
5 It is with sincere iappreciatlon of the patronage accorded us in the past ?
Z that we extend a cordial welcome to old and new patrons, assuring all that 1
Q the same safe and conservative methods and courteous treatment that .
g have characterized this institution in the past will prevail in the future. '
Q OFFICERS DIRECTORS
, , . . John Raggio F. I. Dietrich
Q John R2-'sew ------------'---4--- Pfesldenf Frank D. Cobb Ed. c. wagner
2 Frank D. Cobb .... Vice-President I- A- Patterson C- L- Nellmlllfil'
, , N. Copello J. S. Sllva
Edw- F- Harris -------'------'-'- Cashmf Wm. Snow Edw. F. Harris
3 A. I. Zitlau .............. Asst. Cashier W. S. Montgomery
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One Hundred Eighteen
CASUAL REFLECTIONS UPON RENOUNCING
Oft have I dined within thy spacious halls,
Oft spent my dimes and nimble nickles there,
Oft entertained the ravishing and fair.
On soups and cheese within thy cheerful walls,
But now this joy my jaded palate palls,
These vain delights I henceforth will forswear,
To bring a lunch and in the open air,
Far from the din of waiter's student calls,
VVe'll seek contentment on forbidden grass,
Hearing the birdies carol from the trees,
Now picking bones, now picking Pippa Pass,
Living the Highbrow life in simple ease,
Free from the colics of a stall-fed class,
Dyspeptic ills and mollycoddle teas.
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The Bible class claims that Lotis wife looked over her shoulder and
turned into a lump ofsalt, but our editor claims he saw a mean look
oi er her left shoulder, then his right and he turned into a saloon
Wtand back Give him air.j
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A IT'S A BEAR
I-Iere's to the girls our fathers knew,
Many long years ago.
Blue eyes or brown, in a simple gown-
Gingham or calico.
VVith a sunburned cheek and freckled nose
And a knack of climbing trees,
And making bread, and cooking pie,
And SVVEEPING, if you please.
But here's a toast to the mlodern girl,
Sweet little breakable thing.
With another girl's hair and a powdered nose,
In search of a diamond ring.
VVith a touring car and a poodle dog,
And such Necessities.
Regarding sweeping and cooking,
As dire adlversities.
.Butnwho can say, in a truthful way,.g g
As the modern girl goes by,
That she isnlt THERE, with her stolen hair,
And the challenging glance of her eye?
A RAIAH, '15
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Feather Head-"VyAiss it, der loaf of bread like der sun iss?"
Brick Top-'KIt rises in der yeast unt sets under der vest."
' One Hundred Nineteen
SMS? ,Dresses MAIN af HUNTER
Stockton City Laundry, Hfrnc.,
Ladies' and 7St'T,,, Work Done
Gents' Suits ,W Under Strictly
Pressed S S 'Si xkyig . - a i! Condlmms
22 North Grant St. Modern Methods Telephone Main 95
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Warm Water, Hot Showers, Electric Hair Dryers, Free Instructions.
Suits, 25c. Open from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m.
R. L. BUTTNER, Mgr.
Aurora and Fremont Streets Phone 4487
e Hund red Twentv
Mc Diarm-id of "Mysterious" Cfam.e?j.
"Illusio11l' is his middle name.
lNas figuring out a big "dope'! sheet,
VVhen suddenly he sneezed so hard,
Poor Hack went crazy with the heat.
And Coblentz, of debating fame,
"Ino" is his middle name.
And though you may think it absurd,
He choked himself by swallowing,
An elongated word.
Another of this woeful crowd-
Sh-hss lest I utter it too loud,
Is dear "Pest" Gravem-financier,
VVho killed himself by shoving his
Left elbow down his ear.
And fatty? Curtiss, dean of sports,
. VVho courted: dangers of all sorts
Was coaching an athletic meet,
When he suddenly was smothered by
An OBAK Cigarette
Now Backes as the story goes,
QWhere he came from nobody knoWs,j
Once joined the Paris street Gendarmes,
And slipped on a banana peel,
And swallowed both his arms.
But horrors!! poor Dutch? Mervyn Doyle,
It's said hels now begun to boil,
He's roasting peanuts as his toil,
And a terrible fate it must be
Dear Mervyn, y-our now dusty.
The author of this Doggerel,
Is warm no doubt-no one can tell.
But now he's sadly parted
The hair upon his shining bean,
Which bright? thoughts? sadly started.
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L. I-Iick Qentering Threlfallsj "I-aw-say, could you -aw take that
-aw yellow tie with the pink spots out of your window for me?"
Sa1esgn1an+f"Certainly, sir, glad to takeganything Qut offmy window
at any time."
Hick-"Aw-thanks, awfully-the beastly thing bothaws me every
time I pass. Good morning."
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Eves-"I never could see much in those thin shadow skirts."
Parks-"I don't think you look at them in the right light, York."
One Hundred Twenty-One
VDainty Footwear for gradua-
tion at prices well within reason
D U N N E 'S
Some of You Young Men Have
Already .Seen the
that wonderful Smart
College Suit Featured
ln the dark patterns it takes the
place of a blue serge. ln the
lively tones it is a beauty.
Pinchbaeks, extreme London
styles ancl Norfolks in new
effects-all modeled for young
men of athletic build.
Still, if you must have a true
blue serge this time, get our
guaranteed fast color indigo
blue cloth craft. It is a remark-
able suit for ,.,,..,,,,...,,,,,,, 315
'fiudllime ef Gnd Clothes
Team Suits at
For regular 52.25 Running Outfits, including:
One 50c Shirt
1 pair 50c Pants
1 pair 75c Shoes
One 50c Supporter
Headquarters for Athletic Outfits
BRANCH'S, Inc. -
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3 1 4 ,
CLASS OF 1916. ,
GOOD bye BOYS.
NOT WITH all.
BUT xnevertheless. .
WILL BRING sad thoughts.
IT'S BOOD-bye. '
HALLS AND Campus.
FOR THE old sad world.
ON TIME'S NEW sandly shore.
TO YOU, our four.
WE WISH you best.
FOR WE know.
YOU'LL BADLY Need it.
TO WIN. '
FROM OLD MAN PUCK.
WE HOPE for the.
WELL! AGAIN GOOD LUCK.
FOR SOON vve'll need.
MORE MEN for War, some day.
WE ALSO hope.
THE TIDE OF LIFE.
WILL NEVER part.
WHO WALK ALONG.
THOSE HAPPY two. '
SO NEAR APART. -
IT'S HARD to tell.
JUST HOW far.
THEY ARE TOgether.
BUT3 NEVER MIND.
IT'S A KNOWN fact.
THAT FRIENDSHIP. X. Y' Z.
HATH its OWU REWARD. P. A. 411917
BEST WISHES. POOR 1916.
One Hundred Twenty-Three
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LAMPS AND CRNAMENQS, ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES,
KITCHEN UTENQLQ, GARDEN IMPLEMENTS, FINE CHINA,
CLASSWARE, CROCKERY, SILVERWARE, SUMMER Coons
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Not no lo g go l dropped in upon dq '
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The best advertising ever done was planned by Mr. Robert Davis
of the Lyric Theater. Of course he profited, but so did We. In fact
more money was secured' for the Honolulu trip in this way than in
On the evening of the 29th of April the High School scenario Was
thrown on the screen, and a pleasing picture it was-the work of Daphne
Miller, Marion Moffat and Lois Stroupe. The honors of acting fell to
Sylvia Norton and! Tom Louttit, supported by Harriet McGinn and
Bur Highby. The Wfhole High saw it.
Nuff said. The Lyric is a "moving," progressing theater and by
its help the Stockton High put on the first motion picture ever written,
acted and photographed by High students inthe whole country of
VVhat's the use of knockers?
Knockers should be killedt.
VVhat's the use of crying
When the milk is spilled?
VVhat's the use of growing thin,
VVhen you might grow fat?
VVhat's the use of hiding,
Sulking all day long?
VVhat's the use of worrying?
VVhy not sing a song?
VVhy not make the best of life,
VVhile you're let to live?
And when youlre gone, your relatives
VVon,t have so much to give.
"He who cuts class in the normal way
May live to cut another day,
But he who cuts them all so gay, I
Requiescat in Pace."
One -Hundred Twenty-Five
For the Rememberance
O of the Graduating Days
9 ' .
SIVIITH 8: LANG, INC.
Main St. at San Joaquin St.
STOCKTON'S FIRST CLASS DRY GOODS
GLOVES I-IOSIERY .
PURSES UN DERWEAR
I-IANDKERCI-IIEF S CORSETS
' PARASOLS N OTIONS
PICTORIAL REVIEW PATTERNS Z
Ziegler 8: Ziegler
Rooms 308-309 Yosemite Bldg.
MANUFACTURING JEWELERS, ENGRAVERS,
Special- attention is paid to the
REPAIRING AND REMODELENG OF JEWELRY
Z PLATINUM WORK A SPECIALTY
O Hu d'e1 T ty-Six
LEGEND OF MT. DIABLO
The earth neier held a lovlier spot
Than California, long ago
XVhen two fair gods from Heaven came,
And' bade all living things to grow.
Yet in the midst of joy and peace,
While Flora walked the leafy dell,
Or Faunus eased the farmer's care,
A curse upon the country fell.
An evil Fiend, with jealous eye,
Disdaining joy and hating good,
Crept unseen through the land at will,
And wreaked his mischief where he could.
The land tell sore, all beings soon died,
The two gods, mightily angered, arose
To love, and begged him to reveal,
And then destroy, the cause oi woes.
The fiend was called, then the Father cried,
"I cannot kill, but may suppress,
Shut in a mountain thou shalt be,
And rage at will without redress."
Thus spoke the god, so has it been,
And even an earthquakes trem-ulous start
Is but the grumbling of the fiend
Imprisoned within Diablo's heart.
Danger, Reckless Disregard oft
Life, and no Responsibility.
Stop and think and then travel
Cbruhuairs nf 1915 1
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Charles H. Yost Henry L. Yost
cnms H S190 C1asss.H.s.'ox 5
Exclusive sale of
Hart Schaffner 8z Marx
Styleplus S17 Clothes
320 E. Main St., STOCKTON 3
THE EVENING MAIL
In every department. lts editorials are the strongestg
sporting page, the brightestg woman's page, most com-
plete. Really, when you once become a reader, you are
always a reader.
As for our jobbing and bookbinding departments,
they are so arranged that the workman's every moment
is utilized. . Saved time means reasonable prices.
We cordially invite you 'to inspect our new plant.
For the latest in
and FURNISHING GOODS
TU LLY 8: KRAMM CO.
415 East Main St.
Ice Cream - Ices
O H dred T ' ty-E'ght
VISIT OUR SECOND FLOOR
We Specialize in
Summer Guting Togs
and NEW SPOR T HA TS
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SPORT COATS, SPORT SKIRTS, MIDDIES, MIDDY DRESSES,
BATHING SUITS AND CAPS
THE REGULATION HIGH SCHOOL GYM SUIT
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For Vacation Days
Geo. Haas' Candy, 10c to 35.00 the Box
The Holden Drug Stores
REXALLE FREE DELIVERY EPOSTALS
Goods Right-Prices Right .
in the Best
City and 2
Pr1nt1ng and B00kb111d111g
of All Kinds
TWENTY-SIX STOCKTON HIGH
SCHOOL GRADUATES received teachers'
certihcates dnring the year nineteen-fifteen
after having taken a preparatory conrse in the
Western Normal. Twenty of these did the
work in less than six months' time and the
other six in an average of less than nine
TWELVE of this nnmber are already
employed as teachers and are proving' snccess-
fnl in their work.
Donbtless, several of the nineteen-sixteen
class will prepare for teaching. We nrge yon
to investigate the work of the Western Normal
carefnlly. Y on are donbtless acqnainted with
many who have taken this work dnring the past
year. They are intelligent yonng people. They
know when a school is doing high grade work.
Ask any of them as to the valne of Western
Normal work. I f these have fonnd the West-
ern Normal all that it is represented to be, then
yon will donbtless find it to yonr interest to take
yonr work here.
For information, call or write to
tif. RTHUMPHREYS, Prirt.,
One Hundred Th
T. B. LITTLETON, President RALPH E. WILCOX, Secretary
AGENCY-THE UNION ICE COMPANY
STANDARD PORTLAND CEMENT RENO PLASTER
YOLLAND 8: COMPANY
FUEL ICE AND BUILDING MATERIAL
Warehouse: Corner California and Taylor Streets
OfIice: Comer E1 Dorado and Channel Streets
TELEPHONE STOCKTON 98 STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA
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Capital s5oo,ooo.oo i
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY BANK SAVINGS
Largest and Strongest Banking Institution in the San Joaquin Valley
Combined Resources S6,818,173.26
Interest Paid on Savings Account, 475 Per Annum
Both Banks Oivned and Controlled by the Same Stockholders
and Under the Same Management.
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' LEWIS SAYS:
When you buy clothes like Lewis sells you're buying
clothes of merit. The kind that satisfies to the end.
"Every Suit Guaranteed"
For Suits to Order, Visit Our Tailoring Department
GRA sf QNGLIS
THE smann You LIKE
Make Buying an Automobile
A FEW THINGS TO LOOK UP
How long has the factory been making cars?
Do you know as a fact that the dealers and factory stand behind
ls reliability in construction to be regarded as a great asset?
WHY DO WE SELL SO MANY OVERLAND CARS?
The Overland is the Answer to These Questions
Hansel 8z Ortman
PHONE 2262 s1'ocK'roN, CAL.
STOCKTON'S LARGEST GARAGE '
One Hundred Thirty-th
Surely the Bestowal of the
fthe highest possible honorj
Is sufiicient proof for you
to recognize that just as
are manufactured right here i
Stockton as any place on Earth-
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