Strathmore High School - Pleiades Yearbook (Strathmore, CA)
- Class of 1953
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V EDITORS: ELLEN woom, CAROL BEQUETTE
BUSINESS MANAGER: DELL JUAN HUGHES
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What does this yearbook mean to you? To us the staff, the '53 Pleiades means hours
of research and Clays of hard work. It stands for accomplishments each staff member has
made which unite to form the one big accomplishment -- this annual. It stands for dreams
fulfilled, hopes and wishes answered, and most of all, our gift to you, the Student Body.
Wlzat though, does the '53 Pleiades mean to you? Does it mean a record of the
events of the year or does it signify merely the completion of that year? Does it bring back
memories of school rooms, teachers, parties, ball games and dances? Through our
Pleiades. do you recall names, faces, and qualities of classmates and friends? Possibly you
take delight in the pictures and sketches in the book. Then again the annual may be another
souvenir of high school days to add to your collection, to cherish and enjoy in later life. If
you are a senior, this yearbook may represent an accumulation of all the memories, good and
bad times, to add to your storehouses of high school memories and write a finis to that chapter
of your life.
The staff feels that if one of these meanings applies to you, their year of work has not
been wasted. If you appreciate and enjoy this annual in any way whatsoever, their purpose
has been accomplished. Then the staff can truly say that this year has meant to them a suc-
cess, climaxing a successful year-one of achievement, progress, and significance.
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Age 15, high school student.
Mr. D. R. Lightner, Principal of Strathmore Union High School
Graduating from University of Southern Cali-
fornia after receiving his B. A. degree.
Serving as a soldier during Worl
The time has come for us to bid, adieu to a great man in possibly his
greatest capacity-that of a public high school principal. It isn't a very
glorious job, but he has made it full of glory. It isn't a job which carries
much honor but he has heaped honor upon honor not only upon himself
but upon his school and community. Most people wouldn't think of a
principal as being an artist. yet that is how we of the student body see
him. An artist, moulding the character, the intellect, the personality, the
very lives of students with whom he has come in contact during his
thirty years as head of our school. Thirty years of students-some good,
some bad-some quick to learn-some slow-witted-some destined to
be successes, others, apparent failures. In those thirty years, he has
built a school which can hold its own with any high school in the
state of California. He has seen his dreams realized in the form
of the modern school plant just completed. The life of the com-
munity has been greatly improved by his activity and interest.
Through the years, into his classrooms have come children of his
former students. These new students soon realized that this re-
markable man improves with time. They recognize the fact that
here is an artist of people and ideas, a builder of good citizens
for two generations. However, there must come a time when we should
lose the services of our beloved principal. That time has come when
he feels that he has served Strathmore in an exclusive capacity long
enough. Next year, he will begin a new service of youth which will
encompass in one year nearly as many people as he has taught here
at Strathmore in thirty years. Yet, we who have known and revered
our principal shall always think of him as having a permanent place
in this school. Go on, Mr. Lightner, to this position which will bring
you so much satisfaction and reward. But take with you always the
gratitude and respect of two generations of Strathmore students.
So, to you, Mr. Lightner, we dedicate this 1953 edition of the Pleiades
with our sincerest hope that the years to come may he as fruitful as
those that have been.
"Grandpappy Llghtner with his grand
pal as a football coach In early Mr. Lightner is a flower fancier irom way children, Margaret and Danny McFadzean
at Strathmore back. and Dennis Stukenbroeker
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"Jack" Short "Pete" Pfrimmer Ralph Royster
Oliver Rogers Donald Baird
Board President Clerk
Many words have been Written and many eulogies spoken in praise of the five men com-
posing our Board of Trustees. It has been said that they are men of integrity and
character, that they are able and experienced and that they have the best interests of
the school always in mind. Yearbooks have bespoken the fact that these men are real
citizens, the kind this and every community can use more of.
Yet it occurred to this editor that rarely, if ever, has mention been made of the fact
that if it were not for a dream of these men, the Class of '53' would not be graduating
from this modern lovely plant of ours. These buildings would be no more than plans
on paper or ideals in the minds of the poor teachers struggling to hold classes in the
attractive but antiquated old building. This quintet of men fostered, nourished, and
built that dream of theirs from steel and concrete into a magnificent plant of modern
and convenient class rooms and Work rooms. ,
Here in brief, are listed the main qualities and accomplishments of five men, who qualify
as true Spartans, The class of '53' is grateful to them.
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School administration might be divided into two parts: the daily routine with no two days the same.
and the annual events. The daily affairs come and go more or less automatically. The annual events
require time, preparation and anxiety. Most of them require serious consideration. Of these an-
nual events I have experienced-
30 first days of schoolg
30 football, basketball and other athletic sea'
30 Junior and Senior playsg
30 Junior and Senior Banquetsg
30 occasions to complete a full faculty:
30 Pleiades to worry with and signg
30 Board elections to observe vigilantlyg
30 periods to ponder "Will this be it or will I
get another year?"g
30 budgets to prepareg
30 summers to rejuvenate, repair, and prepare
for another year.
During the past 30 years of daily affairs and annual events, I could not have wished for more
loyalty and cooperation from students, teachers, trustees and people of the community. I hope this
true Spartan spirit will always prevail and that nothing will ever deter the development and in-
fluence of the Strathmore High School. May I say :'That's 30 for now" and sign off.
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E. R. BERRYHILL BOTTOMS
Physical Education Adv. Junior Class Club
G. A. A.
D. J. CONLEY
Adv. Senior Class
Social Studies Studies
MINERVA GAY RUBY GRAVES
English Home Econ s
These fourteen men and Women have given from one
semester to years of service to Strathmore Union High '
School. Some are institutions here. Without them, our
school would not be the same. Others are very recent
PHIL LINDGREN J. V. MILLER
Basketball General Math.
CA ROL NYSTROM
BLANCHE PREMO HAROLD SMITH
English Adv. Sophomore Class
Adv. Freshman Class Spartan News
Spanish Club C. S. F.
with new ideas and different ways of doing things. To-
A gether they comprise a good balance. They guide and
direct the students through their activities as well as their
school work, shaping citizens of the future.
Adv. F. F. A.
Adv. Student Council
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The noisy. energetic sophomores added another adjective to their descriptive phrases this year-enten
prising. The class of "55" proved themselves able to uphold school tradition and spirit.
Of course, this was their year for choosing and purchasing their class rings. The rings were ordered
through Codays jewelers in Lindsay and the class was well pleased with the design and style of this
year s rings.
L. to R first row-Barbara Cargile, Vernon Welter, Tommy Morrison, Caroline Nelson. Second row - Gwen
Caudle- Kay Cravan. Wilbur HHHSEH, Larry Jones, NIOHYH Sue Miller. Third row: Mary Kissick, Alene Merryman,
Dale Lansford, Gary lVlcGowen, Peter Kobseff.
L to R. first row-Arthur Sloan, Richard Thompson, Haskel Norton, Dan Wood, Mr. Smith, adv. Second row-
Noreen Speck, Rosalie Speck, Creighton Willbanks, Joe Ruiz. Third row-Nancy Peterson, Donald Rondon,
Jere Schultz, Bobby Florez.
uring the year, the class sponsored a delightful assembly portraying the school days of the faculty.
tthe close of the year, several of our class were honored by being asked to serve as waiters and
aitresses at the Iunior-Senior Banquet.
L to R, first row-Barbara Branch, Jack Haney, Patsy Conksey, Peggy Douglas, Carolyn Fleming, Charles Gill.
Second row-Bud Goings, Janet Gonzales. Edna Hughes, Margaret Hamilton, Bobby Harrison. Third row-Donna
Gill, Garland Arkinson, Iva Hunt, Ruby Hirabayashi.
L to R, first row-Shirley Kellogg, Patsy Thomason, Joyce Yarbrough, Lola Longley, Bill White, Dick Keith.
Second row-Marilyn Peterson, Alvin Long, Lenore Lowe. Patsy Keith, Hope Lane, Louis Reisig. Third row:
Nicky Rodriguez, Diane Pike, Mary Royer, Joe Takemoto, Virginia Keck.
Lee Akins Janice Armstrong UDY1 Berryhill Mary Blackwood John Braughton Weston Butts Bill Coleman
Seniors at last! Eleven years of school behind us, and here we are, about to
embark on the most celebrated year of our high school career. We're very
confident that next year we will choose class officers as wisely as we did this
past year when we elected the following: president, Ierry Nanamurag vice-
president, Morrie Efseaffg secretary, Shirley Williams, treasurer, Lloyd Thet-
ford: yell leader, Nelda Dunn - and they were good!
Our Iunior year has been about the busiest weve had yet, what with the lun-
ior play, which, by the way, was quite a success, the dance, which we spon-
sored, and then later the lunior-Senior banquet and prom, There are a lot of
words we could use to tell you about our prom and banquet, words such as
wonderful, stupendous, beautiful, successful, and so forth. But maybe you'll
get the idea if we just tell you, we all had the time of our lives.
In the field of sports our boys made a good showing, as always. Sports is one
of the highlights of the school: so naturally we are proud of having so many
participants from our class every year.
Since basketball seems to have been our best game, let us mention the names
of the players from our class on the A team. They were Gary Sortors, Way-
mon Roberson, and Val Zuniga. On the B team were Lloyd Thetford, Gary
Garlin, loe Wayne Rowell, VViley Crocker, Donald Berryhill, Iimmy Noris,
and Ioaquin Rodriguez. C class, Ierry Nanamura. The B class went to Cen-
tral to play for Valley Championship, and we were right with 'em all the way.
We're proud of the girls in our class, too. Six were initiated into Service Club
this year. They were Linda Parman, Mary Blackwood, Tronye Alexander,
Shirley Williams, Nlaurine Foster, and Betty Tickel. Most of the girls were
in G. A. A., and some were in Y-Teens. Barbara Farless was merit board
We would like to thank our able advisor, Mr. Bzrryhill, for helping make our unior year all that
it has been. Are we going to have as much fun next year? More!! You can bet on itll'
Wiley Crocker liorothy Dodson Bonifield George Dunk Nelda Dunn Robie Eastiack
yl Fisher Nlaurine Foster Gary Garlin Clyde Gartung Oscar Gower Dick Habe,-mm, Bengmce Huizqr
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Humphrey Lewis Kimbrough Lester Lemons Cloteen McGowan Roy Murdock Bobby Nein James Norris
a Parman Robert Phillips Nancy Riggs Waymon Roberson Joaquin Rodriguez Ellen Rogers Carolyn Rowell
lyne Rowell Leo Royster Enedina Ruiz Charles Smay Gary Sortors Shirley Speaks LSFOY Spuhler
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5t:'p!1'Xrs Gloria Taylor Huey Thomas Belly Tickel Shirley Williams Lyman Wilson Valentine Zuniga
Tronye Alexander Jean Busby Dolores Hubbard Lloyd Thetford
Melba Carol Barrett Joyce Sue Barren
Carol Ann Bequette Roy Lee Britt
Gene Louis Burgdorf Joe Allen Cadell
Patricia Donne Conley Arnold Wayne Crawford
Patsy Carolyn Coley Larry Dorman Collier
Now the history of the Class of Three-and-Fifty, of
High School of the City of Strathmore, County of Tul
State of California, is in this Wise:
In the beginning, in the nine and fortieth year of our L
in the ninth month, there entered into this Land of Lez
ing, four-and-eighty seekers of knowledge. Some came
from the Eighth Grade, where they had for many moi
been busily engaged in storing their minds with the hc
of wisdom, some were green and fresh from a far cour
and some were from halls of other learning.
And it came to pass, as they did enter the Land, that 1
were received with wild welcomings and rejoicings
Blanche, of the surname of Premo, one of those who it
decreed should henceforth lead them up the slippery
ways of knowledge.
na Jean Cromeenes Georgina Dei Greco
Louis De Paoli, Jr. Marcella Faye Dye
rry Paul Fairley Lois Marie Fitzpatrick
2 it came to pass that they were received with
ls glee by a certain band of wild beings who were
Sophomoresm and Who, because of their fierce taste
hman blood, did pounce upon them daily and night-
did cause them to suffer great things, and to say
, blessed be the name of Education, for because of
we endured great torments. Verily, have we been
to its great and noble cause!"
they dwelt long in the land, they fell in with the
of the inhabitants thereof, and their strangeness
ay, and they became as one among the rest.
Roy Raymond Foster Janice Ruth Gange
Donald Gene Goings Maurine Alice Haney
Mary Sumiye Hirabayashi Rvbert W6lCh HudSOr1 Dell Juan Hughes Alejo Nick Huizar
Vernie Malcom Hunt Marjorie June Hurt Phyllis Eraline Knutson Edward Gene Lamb
Donna Joanne Lowe Doris Ann Marks
And the whole number at the beginning of the second 1
Now it came to pass at the beginning of the second 1
that a new band of youths did come up from the adjoii
territory, and the Class of Three-and-Fifty, in the
dignity of their promotion, remembered the days of t
own greenness, and as the Sophomores of their day
done unto them, even so did they do unto these new Fri
men, and did show no mercy unto their sufferings, and
heed unto their lamentations, until all were bruised and
of much sorrow.
Now it so happened that this land to which they had c
was ruled over by one known as Harold Smith, a profe
of much wisdomg and at the beginning of the second 5
he spake unto them saying:
lrbara Gayle Nelson Cody Allen Noel
Bette Ann Oswald Delphia Faye Pierce
arland Kent Pike Jessie Dalores Reyes
ather ye in a body, and organize yourselves into a
hat ye may gain in strength, and that your courage
he spake unto them, so it was done, and they chose
fisest, one known as Jim Gaines, to be their leader,
lled themselves, with much pride, the Class of Three-
came to pass, as their pride grew to a great bigness
them, that the Class began to wish for symbols be-
their stationg and many messages were sent to the
es and all the towns round-about for samples of their
avelryg and at last, after much considering and recon-
g, the Class professed itself to be satisfied with its
and rings were purchased with which they rested
Ona Lee Power Georgia Joyce Rogers
Johnny Edward Sola Harold Henry Spuhler
Harold Adolph Stein Bonnie Misako Takemoto
Leetta Jane Thomas Judith Marie Tocchin
John Richard Wilcox Jeri Marie Wi110ws
And it came to pass that the Class of Three-and-Fifty
found favor in the eyes of a certain ruler, called Richard
Berryhill, and success looked fair before them, and they were
But a great cry went up from the throats of the greedy
"Lol if it doth happen that some are to graduate after many
days, it appeareth that there is much need of many dollars
wherewith to provide the song and dance thereof !"
And so, thinking these things, the Class did aspire to dra-
matic honors, and did present to the people a great and
wonderful play, wherein each would act what he was not.
And lo! the multitude did cry out, "How grand and won-
derful this thing which ye have done!" and the heads of
the Class did become swelled to the fullest capacity at the
praise they did receive.
And it came to pass, in the same year, that the Class did
sit themselves down that an artist of much skill should
make them pictures of great beauty, but when they were
done, and their eyes fell upon that which was said to be
like unto their faces, disgust was upon the face of the whole
class and they were much angry, for behold, it was like
nothing on the earth, nor on the face of the angry deep.
And it came to pass, after some months, that their eyes
were turned toward graduation, but many began to make
The first said, "I must needs serve Samuel, my uncle. There-
Mary Ellen Woody James Eddie Zinn
fore I cannot graduate.
Another said, "I must needs toil at home, and therefc
A third said, "T am dull and cannot learn. I pray thee
And still another said, 'AI am going to be married, and ti
fore I need not graduate."
So thus did this class decrease in numbers until the x
number at the end of the third year was two and fifty.
Now this, the fourth year in the history of this great
wonderful Class has been one of much hard labor, an:
little resting by the waysideg for preparations have
been making for them to take their final departure
Now it so happened that a man of much learning and
repute, David Conley, from an adjoining territory, did
to dwell in the Land that the travels of the Class 1
And it came to pass that a great shout did go up fron
throats of the Class, and the words thereof did find
with the members of the Class, and were adopted
class yell. And behold, they did proclaim this yell thn
out all the streets of the city, till it did re-echo fror
highways and hedges roundabout. And lo, the peopl
stop up their ears, and did flee in terror from the
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I, Dorman Collier, will my good friend, Donald Berryhill, to Phylli
V I Collins.
. 4 I, Bette Oswald, will my length to Louis Reisig.
I, Leetta Thomas, will my quiet attitude in study hall to Carolyn Rowell
I, Lois Fitzpatrick, will my giggles to Iames Tanzola.
f I, Ioe Cadell, will my western shirts to Charles Gill.
, We, Carol and Sue Barrett. will the love light in our eyes to all whn
' may be interested.
' I, Cody Noel, will my cowboy boots to Tronye Alexander-here's hop
A Xi 35' ing you get the full benefit of them.
4 --5. ' , ,,d, I, Donna Lowe, will my glasses to Roberta Hughes.
- 4435- ' 1 I I, Welch Hudson, will my ability to get along with Mr. Bottoms to Doi
Smith, who can't always persuade Mr. Bottoms to his way of thinking
I, Maurine Haney, will my meekness to Gary Humphrey.
I, Dell Iuan Hughes, will my "cold showers" in P.E. to Linda Parman--may she love every minutf
I, Ellen Woody, will my talent on the piano key-board to Lester Lemon.
I, Iohnny Sola, will my perfect grammar while conducting assemblies to Waymon Roberson.
I, Louis De Paoli, will my position with the merit board to Beatrice Huizar.
I, Ruth Gange, will my baby face to Sam Stephens.
I, Nick Huizar, will my best grades to any smart person who wants them.
I, Lenna Cromeenes, will my long hair to Mr. Lightner.
I, Ierry Fairley, will my hot rod magazines to Charles Smay, hoping he will enjoy them as much as l
I, Garland Pike, will my way with the teachers to Daryl Fisher.
I Roy Lee Britt, will my wide stride to Bruce Crawford.
1, Donald Goings, will my good-looking car to Val Zuniga.
I, Iohn Wilcox, will my seat in geometry to Ioe Takemoto-Good Luck, Ioe!
I, Carol Bequette, will my gift of gab to Barbara Farless, hoping that she or someone will equal it ii
I Ieri Willows, will my parking place at the Lindsay Drive-in to Oscar Gower.--you probably knov
which one it is, Oscar.
I, Patsy Coley, will MOOSE MARTIN to Nancy Riggs.
I, Ona Lee Power, will my mumbling to Donald Berryhill, which may not be too easy for him.
I, Eddie Zinn, will my cue stick to Dolores Hubbard.
I, Iudy Tocchini, will my remaining 25 merits to Pat Bequette, who may lack a few.
I, Patty Conley, will my soft voice to Max Hurt.
I, Iune Hurt, will my antelope running ability to Louis Kimbrough.
I, Arnold Crawford, will my bashfulness to Bud Goings,
I, Georgia Rogers, will my ability in the Commercial Room to Nancy Ruth Peterson.
I, Harold Stein, will my gracefulness to Edna lean Hughes.
I, Bonnie Takemoto, will my art ability to Peter Kobseff.
I, Phyllis Knutson, will my blushing ability to Gary Garlin.
I, V. M. Hunt, will my nice manners to Lola Mae Longley, who may need them.
I, Edward Lamb, will my position in F. F. A. to Marvin Aubery.
I, Harold Spuhler, will my bold remarks to Milford Iackson.
I, Iessie Reyes, will my position as class yell-leader to some peppy Iunior.
I, Delphia Pierce, will my studious attitude to Bobby Alcorn.
I, Barbara Nelson, will my position as Spartan News editor to some junior who can handle it.
I, Doris Marks, will my outside-of-school life in Porterville to Peggy Douglas.
I, Mary Hirabayashi, will my tennis racket to Monta Sue Miller.
I, Marcella Dye, will my poodle cut to Frances Wilson.
I, Georgina Del Greco, will my locker in P.E. to Noel Huxtable.
I, Raymond Foster, will my evenings at the show with Miss Aubery to Wiley Crocker.
f ear: 1973
3lace: Various Parts of the world o 'St 1
Subject: The occupations, dispositions, and accomplishments in 1973 of 'Z 7
the members ofvthe class of 1953, Strathmore Union High fi ,Q
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The Korean War is still going on. Dorman Collier and Arnold Crawford F lj -Q x
eceived the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery displayed when if 1, V Q,
hey drove 52 miles into enemy lines and killed or wounded 137 Com- ,f mfg! 'D V,
nunists, When the pair were decorated, Mr. Collier made the following 1- "
lomment: "Heck, 't wa'n't nothinf I was having a drag race with an- qi if' J
vther tank, and didn't notice I had run off and left it. And Arnold just gg-, '7' JY f
ouldn't keep his hands away from those guns." When Mrs. Collier, the D
Jrmer Patsy Coley, was informed of her husband's bravery, she fainted, ,
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ate life is Mrs. Crawford, received the Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the war.
'he President, Louis De Paoli, was inaugurated in a colorful ceremony. At the first cabinet meeting,
e and his Secretary of State, Garland Pike, disagreed on how much authority the Secretary of State
hould have. In the ensuing argument, Mr. Pike was relieved of his duties. The new Secretary, johnny
ola, and the President are in disagreement over Mr. Sola's policy on Korean War prisoners. The Pres-
lent does not agree that we should "lock 'em all up in a big room." The Secretary of Agriculture is
fody Noel. It is rumored that Mrs. Noel, the former Barbara Nelson, is really the brains behind the
idical policy changes in the Department. The Postmaster-General, Donald Goings, has announced a
ampaign which should make the Post Office break even for the first time in years.
. feature of the SUHS P.T.A. during the past year was their lecture series. Co-sponsors of the proj-
:t were the president of the P,T.A., Ona Lee Power, and Roy Britt, principal. The series included such
otables as Dr. Eddie Zinn, who spoke on "How to Curb juvenile Delinquency," and Delphia Pierce,
:lviser to the Merit Board, who spoke on "Why the Merit S ystem Hasn't Been Revised in Fifty
'ears." Refreshments were served after the lectures by Harold Spuhler, athletic director, and Edward
amb, head of the Music Department.
'he famous socialite, Doris Marks, gave the party of the year in Porterville, which has become the so-
al center of the nation. Among those present were Bette Oswald, the Hollywood gossip columnist
1d Phyllis Knutson, with her sixth husband, Harold Stein. Providing entertainment was Ieri Willows,
ho won an Oscar for her performance in the musical, "Outside the Lindsay Drive-In." She was asa
sted by Marcella fChi-Chil Dye, Leetta fFifij Thomas, Georgina fBubblesl Del Greco, and Iessie
Honeyl Reyes, with Lois Fitzpatrick at the piano.
arol Barrett Iepson and Sue Barrett Day live in a duplex in San Diego. Carol's daughter and Sue'5
.fin daughters are planning a triple wedding for Iune, 1974.
he Bikini Burlesque Ballroom was raided by Dell juan Hughes. The manager, V. M, Hunt, and the
ar of the show. Maurine Haney, were jailed. judge Pattv Conley set bail at 310,000 each. Miss Han-
"s lawyer, Ioe Cadell, was fined for contempt of court when, after talking five hours, he would not
t down at the ,request of the judge.
he 500-mile Indianapolis Speedway was won this year by Rushing-Ruth Gange. The trophy was pre-
nted in the usual manner bv jerry Fairley. The team of Welch Hudson and john Wilcox thfeatgned
fiss Gange's lead for a time, but Hudson and Wilcox spun out on the 148th lap. Among the notab-les
ho witnessed the race were Iudy Tocchini, National President of the American Bird-Watchers' So-
rty, and Mary Hirabayashi and Bonnie Takemoto, curators of the renowned Strathmore Museum of
len Woody and Donna Lowe are still doing astounding things. This year they led the first expedition
scale Mt. Everest. The United States Ambassador to Tibet, Raymond Foster, secured permission for
e expedition through some brilliant diplomatic maneuvering. Porters on the expedition were Nick Hui-
r and Gene Burgdorf: Georgia Rogers, who acted as secretary on the trip, compiled enough data to
l a book. Halfway up the mountain, the group ran into june Hurt and Lenna Cromeenes, who said
ey just wanted to get away from it all.
id so the members of the class of 1953 disposed themselves in 1973.
FAVORITE FAVORITE WORST FUTURE CAUSE OF
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Carol" Sewing Her
Barret "Tolly" Beans! Fine Seams Dreaming Housewife Grandchildren
Sue Filing Carol's
Barret "Susabelle' "You idiotl' her nails Ton excitable Housewife Grandchildren
Carol Whale of a
Bequette "Becky" "Landsl' Swearing off Griping business woman Spouting off
Roy Imltatlng lnferlority Hit hls head on too
Britt "Stretch" 'Babeel" Jerry Lewis complex Jocky many chandeliers
Gen, "What's it Trading Ambassador to
Burgdorf "Bird' to you'!' Cars Whispering Lower Slobavia , June
Joe His F. F. A. Too loud Song and Too many
Cadell "Baby Face" Nothing Project in class Dance man words
pany Ditching Bearded
Coley "Pee' Coley "Nasty" Berta P. E. Lady Moose
Do,-man "Prune Studies Second Smoking
llier "Lover Boy" Juice!" Pestering too much Mr. Mlller cigars
pany "Oh, Day dreamlng Poor I
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Cong, "Pat" u ge n cass gra es lc ugger Drowned
Amold "Vou've "His girls Model for Missed a free
Crawford "Arno" had lt!" friends Bashful 4771 liquor ads shot
Lenna "Oh, Havlng slumber Lady Reducing
Q-omeeneg "Len" foot!" partles Nervous chemist preparations
Georgina ' "Thunder Plaguing the Teasing Bubblegum Tristadact-
Del Greco Hgeoy-gig" mud" teachers the boys wrapper aphobia
Lou., I Chewing his Circus .
De Paoli "Loule' "Duh-h-h' fingers Too bold Barker Over exertion
Marcella Looking over Old Lady's
Dye "Marcia" "Oh, Gosh! Dyeing her glasses companion Dyieling
Jerry Soaring Bachelor Prof. of
pa,-ey Has n "Holy Cowl" His hotrod Freshmen animal husbandry Old age
Lois "Is that Her brother's Batting her Lady Parachute Landed on Empire
Fitzpatrick "Lulu" so?" Cadlllac eyelashes tester State Building
poster "Tex" a shame!" Problems Pennles Mexico C. of C. from Texas
Ruth . Looking for a Indian
Game "Gang1e ' "Oh, CarI" black chevy Sa casm God-Mother scalped
Donald "I don't l . Fla! Dole
Gogngs "Mousie" know!" His horse Too mousle sitter G01 all Av,
Maureen N Doesn't Sargeant in Burst a
Haney ' Moron" "Oh. dear" Studylng have any Lady Marines vocal chord
Mary I H , Tormentlng Wiggles Breeder. of ned .
Hirabayashi , "Hiram ' Now! Now! Mrs. Graves too much white lice cqnve,-pple
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la to R seated - N. Peterson, Pianist, B. Branch, Secretary, K. Craven, Sophomore President, P. Knutson, President of
Pep Club C. Bequette, Co-editor of Pleiadesg E. Woody, co-editor oi Pleiadesg R. Gange, Yell-leader: B. Nelson Editor
of Spar an News.
L to R standing: J. Staton, adviser, S. Williams, Program Chairman, W. Roberson, Vice-president, J. Nanamura. Junior
licsiden J. Sola, President: R. Murdock Stage Manager, D, Rowell, Freshman President: H. Spuhler, News Reporter H
Stein Se lor President: IW. J. Hughes, Business Manager of Pleiades. '
The Student Council, the major governing unit of our school, enjoyed an active and suc-
cessful year. It met on the second and fourth Tuesdays at which time the various officers
made reports on their official activities. Also important school and group business was
brought up for discussion and planning,
Just one of the duties and privileges of Council members is to attend district and section
conferences. This fall, several delegates attended the district C.A.S.C. 4California Associ-
ation of Student Councilsl Conference held in our neighboring town of Lindsay. Then
again in the spring, members participated in a C.A.S.C. district meeting which was at
the same time, profitable and enjoyable.
Another undertakng of the Council was selling popcorn at athletic contests with the help
of the new automatic machine. This year the payments on the machine were completed
by the Spartan Knights.
A big post-game dance was sponsored by the Student Council with Carol Bequette as
Several important events took place in the spring, the outstanding being the Variety Show
given in honor of the basketball players. The show was a great success under the able
chairmanship of Georgia Rogers and Harold Spuhler.
Then toward the end of the year, Student Body elections for the coming year were held.
The student council supervised, and planned the events of Homecoming Day in conjunc-
tion with the Alumni association.
Graduation marked the close of the activities of the Student Council for the 1952-1953
year. Johnny Sola served competently as president, aided and advised by Mr. Staton.
L to R V. Welter, Sophomore Representativeg W. Roberson, President of Merit Boardg J, Staton, Adviserg B. Farless Jun
lor Representative: N. Huxtable, Freshman Representative: Delphia. Pierce, Senior Represntative,
The Merit Board was Strathmore's most active governing board. Its function was pun-
ishing students for tardiness, unexcused absences, and various other offenses, and re-
warding high scholarship and good citizenship.
This is the way' it worked: each student was given 100 merits at the beginning of each
semester. Some lost merits, and many gained. The average at the end of the first semes-
ter was 104. The lowest was 29. The top ten were:
Delphia Pierce 169
Georgia Rogers 165
Shirley Williams 159
Mary Blackwood 156
Ellen Wr-Ody 146
Maurine Haney 146
Patty Conley 145
Tronye Alexander 143
Barbara Branch 142
Ona Lee Power 142
The Freshmen and Juniors each elected a representative to serve two years. The Sopho-
mores and Seniors had the same representatives that they had last year. Representatives
on the Merit Board were Noel Huxtable, Freslimeng Vernon Welter, Sophomoresg Barbara
Farless, Juniors: and Delphia Pierce, Seniors. Johnny Sola, student body president, served
as president of the Merit Board, and Mr. Staton was adviser.
The Merit Board met every Wednesday in the Board Room. Most of the time the Board
merely decided the innocence or guilt of the offender or determined the nature of the
offense. The number of demerits for most offenses is set down in the school constitution.
The Merit Board awarded merits to students on the recommendation of a faculty mem-
ber. Merits were also earned for no absences, no tardiness, and good grades.
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The annual staff devoted one period a day to the production of the 1953 Pleiades. Tl
worked in the room which they shared with the newspaper staff, under the direction
Mrs. Gay. The room is a full-sized class room, with plenty of shelves and table spa
1 However, for years the staff had no place of their own. They used whatever space tl
When the new Home Economics building was built, the staff moved to a 4x8 storeror
Here was a place of their own, but what a place! Only two people could work there
a time. If another went in someone had to come out.
In 1951 the staff moved to their present home. They still worked amid some clutter a
confusion, as they were not accustomed to so much space. This year the room was cal
the publications room, and housed both the newspaper and annual staffs. The arrang
ment was ve1'y satisfactory, and the working conditions quite pleasant.
An innovation in the 1953 Pleiades is the summer supplement. In previous years all ba
ball, track, and tennis scores could not be' put into the annual because the book had
be at the printer's before the seasons were ever. This year these three sports, along W
Assistant graduation and other spring pictures, will be in an eight page supplement. Those v
Business Manager bought annuals will receive the supplement sometime during the summer.
Recognition should be given to Doris Marks, who did at lot of typing for the staff.
L to R. Clyde Gartung, Assistant business manager: Dell Juan Hughes, Business manager: Georgia Rogers, liitefaiy edi'or: Jerry Nanaml
Sports editor: Judy Tocchini, Typist: Lee Akins, Assistant editor: Peter Kobseff, Art editor.
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L to R, Ruth Gangs, Assistant editor, Mr. Smith, Adviser,
Barbara Nelson, Editor.
One of the most anticipated days of the school week was Friday. This was due partly to the week-end 'un
ahead and partly to the games and programs on Friday night but due a great deal to the iact that the Spartan
News came out on that day.
This year, as usual, the school paper made its appearance every other week, full of news, views and gossip. Much
of the Work involved with "pubiishing" the Spartan News fell upon the shoulders of the Editor, Barbara Nel-
son, and her assistant, Ruth Gange. It was their job to edit and compile the news articles handed in by their
staff of reporters. At the beginning of the year, an intensive drive for subscriptions was launched and handled
by the Business Manager, Delphia Pierce. Jerry Nanamura acted as sports editor for the year. The other re-
porters covered various phases of school and community life. Doing the indispensable typing for the paper Was
Georgia Rogers, who typed the stencils.
Always in the background. providing advice and direction was Mr. Smith, adviser for the Spartan News.
In the spring, the Juniors took over the paper for a week and published a Junior Edition. To end the year with
a flourish, the Senior Edition was produced which contained the plans and hopes of the class.
So was completed a successful year in the history of the Spartan News.
se, starting lower lett: Doris Marks, Typist, Delpliia Pierce, Business manager, Tronye Alexander, Monta Sue Miller, Kay Craven, Mary
lackwood. Peggy Douglas, Carol Bequete, Reportersg Jerry Nzrnamura. Sports eflitorg Bette Oswald, Reporter.
L to R, front row: Linda Parman, Gwen Caudle, Dale Lansford, Patsy Coley. Second row: Myrna Main, Val Zuniga, Tronye Alex-
ander, Shirley Gibson, Leetta Thomas, Marvin Awbrey. Third row: Jo Wayne Rowell, Sue Perkins, Charles Gill,' Morrie Efseaff,
Joe Ruiz, Jerry Nanamura. Back row: Mr. Staton adviser, Mardell Main, Pat Bequette, Sam Stephens, Jimmy Norris, Alvin
Long, Jimmie Nelson, Tommy Morrison.
- The '53 band at Strathmore Union High School had thirty members. It was under the direction of Mr.
'John Staron Making up our band were seven freshmen, seven sophomores, thirteen juniors and three
seniors. Eighteen of these returned from last year out of a twenty-six piece band. The goal for which
we are striving is a forty piece band. When we reach this, we will then begin a marching band.
Our band played a large variety of music, some classic and some popular.
Public appearances put in by the band this year were at the Junior Play, Senior Play, Graduation, Bac-
calaureate, and in an assembly.
Joe Wayne Rowell
Betty Tickel Charles Gill T1'11I11DetSI Jimmy Norris
Val Zuniga Sue Perkins Alvin Long
Flute: Linda Parman
Oboe: Gwen Caudle
Violin: Wilbur Hansen
Baritone: Morrie Efseaff
Bass: Sam Stevens
L to R, frort row: Mary Blackwood, Margaret Hamilton, Diane Pike, Barbara Branch Edna Hughes Second row' Patty Conle
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Jeri Willows, Carol Barrett, Ona. Lee Power, Gwen Caudle, Phyllis Knuton. Third row: Sue Barrett Mary Royer, Shirley Wil
liams, Lois Fitzpatrick, Rosalie Speck. Fourth row: Gary Humphrey Val Zuniga Lloyd Thetford Wiley Crocker, Tomm Mor
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rison, Lester Seay, Marilyn Peterson, Pianist. Fifth row: Gary Garlin, Gene Burgdorf, Garland Pike, John Wilcox, Morrie
Efseaff, Lymon Wilson, Mr. Staton - director.
The Advanced Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Staton, consisted of 30 selected voices that put in many
hours of practice.
The principal voices in the different sections were John Wilcox, bassg Val Zuniga, tenor: Patty Conley
alt-og and Jeri Willows, soprano. The accompanist was Marilyn Peterson.
In October, after a month's practice the chorus traveled to Visalia to sing with other schools forming
the All-County Chorus, conducted by Jester Hairston, a well-known director, arranger, and actor. This per-
formance was given for teachers all over the county at the Teachers' Institute.
About two months before Christmas the chorus started wgrking on Handells "Messiah.l' lt was the most
difficult Derf0I'mHI1CC and lO9I'haDS the Outstanding one of the year, as far as the chorus was concerned.
The guest Soloists, W110 S9-Hg 5919050115 in the "MC-2Ssiah" were Harold Smith and Betty Gorinson. This
oratorio was given in the Presbyterian Church, along with Fred Warings' arrangement of "The Night
Before Christmas," and a, medley of Christmas carols, at the annual "Night of Music put on by the chorus.
In the spring the chorus gave its annual concert. The most successful pieces done by the chorus were,
"Set Down Servant," also the beautiful 'Dark Water?
Immediately following the concert, the chorus concentrated completely on the operetta, "On Top of Old
Smoky" presented on May 81th. The cast enjoyed working on the operetta because it was a stor taken from
the mountainous country of the Southern Appalachians and it consisted of mountain songs.
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raduatxon was the final performance given by the Advanced Chorus.
Other incidental programs were an assembly, singing for the grammar school, Womens Club, and Bac-
The .most popular pieces done by the chorus this year were numerous Negro spirituals, 'Onward Christian
Soldiers," the "Creation," and the Well-known "Hallelujah Chorus."
On the Whole the chorus had a very successful and enjoyable year.
L to R, front row-Harold Stein, Roy Britt, Gene Burgdorf, president. Second row-Lloyd Thetford, Wavmon Roberson. Johnny Sola, Arnold
Crawford, Joaquin Rodriguez, Roy Murdock. Back row: Jerry Nanamura, Welch Hudson. Inset- Mr. Conley, adviser.
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,. Every year the Spartan Knights hold a place of distinction and honor in th
Q school, This year was no exception to the rule. As always, the members wel
ff" Q! ready to lend a helping hand and bolster the Spartan spirit.
'V , The Knights chose Gene Burgdorf to head the club in its year of service an
' activities. Under his administration and with the guidance of Mr. Conley, th
N L' - adviser, the club took part in several important projects during the year.
V The Service Club and the Knights jointly purchased flags for the classroom
- Each room was furnished with an American flag and the California Bear flag.
V 5 Before each football game the Knights assisted the Service Club girls in readyin
' ' the concession booths for that night's game. While one group was doing thi.
another group of boys decorated the goal posts.
J Probably one of the biggest contributions to the student body this year was th
- ' lending of money from its treasury to enable the student council to complel
5 f Q payment of the popcorn machine.
i Nu: 7 fy The Knights proved that their salesmanshin was almost as good as their sports
manship when the members sold Strathmore Spartan stickers to replenish the
, Strathmores Spartan Knights have completed a successful and satisfying yea
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o R, front row-Ona Lee Power. Georgia Rogers-President, Maurine Haney, Shirley Williams, Phyllis Knutson, Mary Blackwood Secre
, Tronye Alexander-Treasurer, Betty Tickel. Back row-Carol Eequette, Ellen Woody, Mrs. Gay-adviser, Jessie Reyes, Delphla Plerce
ire-Patty Conley, Bette Ann Oswald
Service Club is the Lpperclass Girls Honorary organization Girls are
lble if they have four points, which are given for scholarship, citizenship
its, and athletic ability. The club is dedicated to the good of the school
gives service to help make Strathmore High School a better place
s year the Service Club had the largest membership in its history, with
:teen members the second semester. New members were initiated for one
k at the beginning of each semester. Initiates had to dress out-landishly,
bow to old members and do favors for them.
Service Club and Spartan Knights jointly operated a concession stand at
football games. They sold hot dogs, coffee, candy, and gum. The club
isored two parties for the entire school. The first was a Christmas party
he Lightner Gym, and the second was in the spring. The Service Club
Spartan Knights bought American and State flags for the classrooms.
rice Club girls do minor tasks for teachers. For this service they receive
its. The service which girls give before becoming members of Service Club
:es them eligible for membership. They continue with their services during
President, Barbara Nelson, Ruth Gange, Dell Juan Hughes, Bonnie Takemoto, Maurine Foster, Linda Parman. Members not in the
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Welch Hudson, Carol
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liaurine H a n e y,
Georgia. Rogers, Ona
Lee Power, Ellen
L to R: Patsy Keith, secretary, Donna
Gill, treasurer: Pat Conley, presideirtg
Delphia. Pierce, vice president.
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bara Branch, l
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CSF iS the Sf1101HI'ShilJ S0Ci9ty in StTathH10T6 High. Membership is attained by receiving a minimum of ten gram
points, Three points are received for every and one for every "B" in all academic subjects.
A new system, affecting all students after this year's graduating class, provides that a Student must have been
member of CSF' four out of his last six semesters in High School, to become a life member. All freshmen who hai
acquired the necessary points are, therefore, associate members.
At the first meeting last fall, the CSF'ers elected their club leaders - president, Patty Conley, vice president, Delph
Pierce, secretary, Patsy Keith, treasurer, Donna Gill.
In October, the club traveled to Bakersfield for the District X Fall Conference, where they were awarded a 100
First semester, CSF was an all-girl club. Barbara Branch, Patty Conley, Donna Gill, Patsy Keith, Lola Longley, Ba
bara Nelson, Bette Oswald, Delphia Pierce, Georgia Rogers, and Ellen Woody-six seniors, and four sophomores-we
Fourteen students won membership second semester - eight seniors, one junior, four sophomores and one associa
member. Carol Bequette, Barbara Branch, Bernice Branch iassociate memberl, Patty Conley, Donna Gill, Mauri
Haney, Welch Hudson, Lola Longley, Nancy Peterson, Delphia Pierce, Ona Lee Power, Georgia Rogers, Ellen Woo
and Troyne Alexander were members.
The Spring Conference was held in jlrvin.
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Lola Longley, Gary
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lifornia's Spanish pioneers would have approved and been proud of the activities of the Strathmore High School
inish Club during the past year. Under the expert guidance of their adviser, Mrs. Premo, the club prospered and
omplished a great deal.
is year an album was received from a school in Argentina in return for one the Spanish Club sent last year. 'I'he
um was prepared by the Antonio Ortiz de Ocampo school in Jose Mariz, state of Cordoba, country of Argentina. The
ums were made under the auspices of the Red Cross.
unusual feature of the term was the annual assembly sponsored and presented by the club. This year the Spanish
lb was given the honor of presenting the assembly in recognition of Mr. Lightner's birthday. The program was
nposed of various sketches beginning with his childhood days, on through school and army and portraying his years
football coach and principal here at school. Completing the program was the cutting of the big birthday cake of
ich all partook.
on discussion and study, the club came to the conclusion that the best way of creating interest and at the same
ie, showing membership, would be to purchase club pins. Therefore, for the first time in a number of years, pins
re ordered and purchased by the members. In the Spring, the members enjoyed a gay and festive party to climax
activities or the year. Also, a sale of Spanish and American candy was sponsored by the club as a money making
us, with a full and interesting year completed, the Spanish Club calendar of events was closed.
L. to R, front row-Joe Takemoto, Lloyd
Thetford. Jerry Nanamura, Joe Wayne
Rowell, Don Smith, Noel Huxtable, Bruce
Crawford, Lester Seay, Tommy Moreno,
Ronnle White, Jimmy Norris. Second
row-Robie Eastlack, Jerry Schultz, Jim-
my Nelson, Richard Thompson, Dick
Haberman Donnie Rowell, George Morey, E
Bill Grisham, Nick Huizar. Back row-
Arthur Sloan, Joe Dee Boyd, Peter Toc-
chini, Jack Scarbrough, David Fillmore,
Larry Jones, Gary Sortors, Joe Ruiz,
Foster Nrlson, Arnold Crawford, Nicky
L to R, front row-Edna Jean Hughes, Lola Mae Longley, Barbara Branch, Linda Parmal
Lenna Cromeenes. Mary Lynn Blackwood, Maurine Foster, Tronye Alexander, Roberta Hughe
Second row-Patsy Coley, Judy Tocchini, Donna Gill, Caroline Nelson, Nancy Riggs, Delori
Hubbard, Ona Lee Power, Dell Juan Hughes, Jeri Willows. Third row-Patty Conley, Barbal
Nelson, Ruth Gange, Ellen Woody, Georgia Rogers, Carol Bequette, Phyllis Knutson, Delph
Pierce, Donna Lowe.
Despite the fact that the Hi-Y was a relatively new organization, the club enjoyed a fruitful and worthwhile yea
Weekly meetings of the Strathmore High School group were held at the school on Wednesday nights with the leader
Tris Hubbard and Bob Bottoms acting as advisers.
At the end of the first semester, when Mr. Hubbard was called into active service for Uncle Sam, the boys presents
him with a leather traveling kit. Then they welcomed Mr. Bottoms as their new adviser for the remainder of the yea
During the year the boys hosted the Porterville Hi-Y for an evening of basketball and refreshments. Representing tl
club at a HY" Conference in Asilomar was Gary Sortors. A basketball team from the club participated in a tournz
ment at C. O. S.
Officers for the year were as follows: President, Jerry Nanamurag Vice-President, Joaquin Rodriguezg Secretar
Gary Sortorsg Sergeant-at-Arms, Joe Wayne Rowell.
This year the Strathmore High School Y-Teen Club had Miss Aubery as adviser and Mrs. Tocchini as club mothe
Officers who served the club this year were president. Ona Lee Power: vice-president, Linda Parmang secrctar
Delphia Pierceg treasurer, Barbara Branch, program chairman, Barbara Nelson: and devotional chairman, Lola M:
Longley. The YWCA provided money to help send four girls, Mary Lynn Blackwood, Maurine Foster, Bernice Brant
and Patsy Coley, to Asilomar for the mid-winter conference. Five delegates and advisers attended the conference. whic
was a highlight of the year.
The YWCA purpose has been fulfilled by SUHS Y-Teen girls this year. The purpose is "to build a fellowship of womi
and girls devoted to the task of realizing in our common life those ideals of personal and social living to which x
seek to understand Jesus, to share in his love for all people, and to grow in the knowledge of the love of God."
L to R. front row-Ruby Hirabayashl,
Margaret Hamilton, Peggy Douglas, Jane!
Gonzales. Rosalie Speck, Barbara Cargile,
Diane Pike. Second row-Mrs. Premo,
advisery Myrna Main, Mardell Main,
Patsy Keith, Marilyn Peterson, Edna Jean
Hughes, Peggy Tillery. Third row -
Deanna Stewart, Lou Ann Thomas, Patsy
Dye, Joyce Jackson, Dorothy Hurst, Mar-
jorie Foster. Maxine Barker, Roberta
Hughes. Back row-Olivia Skuba, Patsy
Adams, Shirley Gibson, Joaquina Mar-
tinez, Bernice Branch, Phyllis Colllns,
Peggy Dill. Caroline Nelson.
fl. front row-Beatrice Huizar. Mary Hirabayshi, Donna Lowe, Lenna Cromeenes, Judy
ni, Dell Juan Hughes, Jeri Willows. Wiley Crocker, Patsy Coley. Second row-Carol
te Bonnie Takemoto, Delphia Pierce, Doris Marks, Phyllis Knutson, Ellen Woody,
n Rowell, Tronye Alexander, Shirley Williams. Third row-Georgia Rogers, Barbara
, Jean Busby, Nancy Riggs, Enedina Ruiz, Don Berryhill, Joe Takemoto, Dorman
Betty Tickel. Back row-Ruth Gange, Georgina Del Greco, Marcella Dye, Bette Os-
Mary Lynn Blackwood, Shirley Speaks, Nelda Dunn, Linda Parman, Maurine Foster,
is year has marked a new event in the school spirit of each and every Spartan.
ice several students felt the lack of school spirit among themselves, they undertook the task of starting a club
all students interested in giving our fellows moral support at the games.
'rd was passed around and when the day for the first meeting came, approximately 80 students jammed the study
l. Ruth Gauge presided over the first meeting at which the club elected Phyllis Knutson as their president. The
retary-treasurer, Delphia Pierce, was appointed by the president. Mrs. Premo consented to be the teacher-adviser
the first Pep-Club.
this time school spirit was riding high, The club sponsored a rooter's bus to all "away games." Judy Tochinni
a elected head song leader. She selected Linda Parman, Jeri Willows, D. J. Hughes, and Lenna Cromeenes as her
lstants. A constitution was drawn up and adopted by the club.
ne of the projects the club undertook this year were as follows: secured rooterls caps for members of the club,
ught pom-poms to all games, supported and created assembly rallies before games.
ry member hopes that this club shall continue in the future, and that it shall be the gathering place for every
.nny and Jeannie Spartan united for victory.
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Front row, L to R-C. Rowell, B. Tickel, M. Foster, C. Barrett, P. Conley, L. Longley, N. Peterson, E. Hughes, A. Merryr
D. Hughes, J. Tocchini.
Second row, L to R-T. Alexander, S. Speaks, N. Dunn, D. Hubbard, L. Thomas, D. Stewart. S. Gibson, P. Adams, C. Nel
B. Nelson, R. Gange, D. Pierce, P. Knutson, G. Rogers.
Third row, L to R-J. Hurt, J. Jackson, P. Dye, M. Foster, L. Parman, L. Cromeenes, J. Reyes, M. Dye, O. Power, D. Ma
B. Oswald, M. Main, S. Barrett.
Back row, L to R-M. Main, M. Burns, P. Collins, A. Kinnard P. Dill, M. Royer, E. Rogers, P. Keith, M. Peterson
Douglas, J. Gonzales, E. Ruiz. N. Riggs, J. Willows.
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C o l e y, President:
A u b e r y, Adviser
This year the G. A. A. had more members than any other time in the history of Strathmore. With a little
couragement from the adviser, Miss Aubery, the girls have all taken much interest in G. A. A. and in doing
over half the girls in school have turned out for the meetings.
The officers for the year were Patsy Coley, presidentg Mary Lynn Elackwood, vice-presidentg Shirley Willi:
secretaryg and Barbara Branch, treasurer No longer is one required to have 250 points to be able to join
club, as the members decided to open the club to anybody who was interested in joining. By doing this
club has operated much better.
During the year the sports of volleyball. basketball, and softball were played. In volleyball, the Sophom
won the championship after playing off a tie with the seniors. The seniors were the leaders in basketball,
second year for the class '53 to hold this honor.
In October some of the girls went to a playday in Porterville. The day was spent in playing volleyball.
The big affair of the G. A. A. was held on the night of February 25, in the high school gym. They held l
annual basketball game between the high school all-star team and an alumnae team headed by Rot
Longley. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The score: Alumnae, 225 G. A. A, all-star, 28.
L to R, first row-Jimmy Elmore, Clyde Glover, Larry Erickel, James Tanzola, Robie Eastlack, Jack Haney, Lester
Lemons, Coy Pierce, Bob Nein. Donald Leyh, Harold Stein. Second row+lames Fairley, Leo Royster, Louis Reisig, Pat
Bequette, Larry Davidson, Ronnie McGarrah, Joe Takemoto, Weston Butts. Third row: Terry Lewis, Tommy Morrison,
Charles Gill, Tommy Simmons Leroy Spuhler, Dan Wood, Alvin Long. Last row-James Barber, Garland Atkinson, Daryl
Fisher, Vernon Hansen, Marvin Awbrey, Ronnie White.
L to R, front row -
Cody Noel, reporter:
Joe Cadell, vice-presi-
dent: J e r r y Fairley,
treasurer: Johnny Sola,
president: Harold Spuh-
- ler, secretary. B a c k
is 'Q M I row - Edward Lamb,
sentinel, Mr. Solomon,
adviser: Mr. Whitney,
As the school year comes to a close, the Future Farmers can look back at their accomplished goals and feel
secure in the knowledge that their work was not in vain. The freshmen found their tasks grueling and tiring but
to the more Seasoned SODh0m0reS, Juniors and seniors, it was all in a day's work of preparing themselves for
In the last four months of 1953, the Future Farmers' Calendar was well-rounded with events. The club ex-
hibited at the Tulare County Fair 111 September with each member contributing either food or livestock as
entries. Their booth took fourth in its class. Johnny Sola and Joe Cadell were awarded a "choice" ribbon for
their steers entered in the livestock exhibition.
Abellt the middle Of October the freshmen green hands were initiated into the local chapter. On October 13,
the Strathmore officers were invited to install the officers of the new Exeter chapter. Two days later, Johnny
Sola, Joe Cadell, and Harold Spuhler were elected to the F, F, A. sectional executive committee.
At the beginning of the new year, the Chapter participated in two events. First the Co-operative Quiz with
Cody Noel and Johnny Sola as contestants, and secondly, the snow trip to Lodge Pole.
The Cal Poly band and glee club provided the entertainment for the F. F. A. Assembly in March. That same
night, the Chapter sponsored the annual livestock show. Immediately following the show many of the members
loaded their steers and hogs on trucks and set out for the Cow Palace where our Chapter won many ribbons.
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The Strathmore Spartans did not
have a very successful season. Un-
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the small squad had lack of ex-
perience. But this season has help-
ed build for a better squad next
season, Everyone on the squad play-
ed hard but still they were unable to
The Spartans placed Harold Stein
Qleft tacklel on the first team All-
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Front row, L to R-Jerry Nanamura, Wiley Crocker. Back
row. L to R-Larry Jones, Gary Garlin, Gary Humphrey,
Lloyd Thetford, Joaquin Rodriguez, Jack Scarbrough.
L to R-Louls Kimbrough, John Braughton, Joe Wayne Ro'
B.lI Grisham, Bud Goin s, Roy Murdock, Arnold Crawford
Co-captain, Arnold Crawford
The Strathmore Babes had a very successful season.
Just missing "championship," the Babes finished the
season with a 6 Win, 3 lost record. Ccached by Phil
Lindgren the Babes placed second in the League. The
Babes, a strong contender in the League, placed three
men on the Leagues first team. Gary Garlin, and Joa-
quin Rodriguez, Cco-captainl, hard running halves were
on the offensive team backs. Lloyd Thetford was placed
on the defensive line position.
The Babes lost their lone League tilt to Woodlake 13-7.
"Fumbleitis" was with the Babes all through the game.
One giving Woodlake a score, and the other, on their
four-yard line in the last few moments in the game.
After its first League set-back the Babes went on to
Co-captain, Joaquin Rodriguez
defeat the remaining teams without many difficulties
Their hard-Adrlving half, Joaquin Rodriguez and stellai
end, Arnold Crawford, were elected co-captains for the
These were the scores of the season:
StI'athm0I'6 ........................ McFarland ,,,, ,,,,, E
Strathmore .,..,,.,..,.,.,rr.,.,l., 7 Shafter ,,,,,,,,,,, ,.,,, 2 5
Strathmore .,..,. ..,,, 1 4 P01-terville ,,.., ,,,,, 1
Strathmore ,,,,., ,,,,, 1 3 Exeter .,,,,,,,,, ,,,,, 1 4
Strathmore ,.,.,. ,.,,, '7 Woodlake H , ,-,,, 11
Strathmore ,,.,,. ,,,,. 2 5 Orosi ,,,,,,,,, ,.,.. 4
Strathmore ,,,,,, ..,,, 1 3 Lindsay 1
Strathmore ...... ..... 3 3 Dinuba ..... ,,... 2 l
Strathmore .,,... ..,.. 4 1 Avenal ..,,. ,,,,, 1 4
Front row, L to R-Alvin Long, Jim Barber, Elbie Mauck,
Merrie Effseaf, Dorman Collier, Donald Berryhill, Bobby
Nem. Back row, L to R-Dale Lansford, Joe Boyd.
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Awbrey, Milford Jackson, David Foster, Pat Bequette, l'
Tocchini. Back row, L to R-Tommy Nloreno. Bruce C
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Avenal ....,...,..... 28
Orosi ...,,....A..L,.. 37
Woodlake .,..,,.A 48
Lindsay . ,,..,. 48
Dinuba ............ 38
Avenal ..., ...... 2 2
Orosi ..,.,,,...,..... 16
Woodlake ,,,,..., 30
Dinuba ,,,,........,. 32
Lindsay ........,... 32
Joe Wayne Rowell, Captain
Schultz. Grisham. Norris. Gower, Berryhill, Long, Efseaff.
Having the powerhouse of the League, the Strathmore Babes took thc championship.
Being coached also by Mr. Lindgren, the Babes completed a fine season with a nine win
one lost record. Through the entire season, the Babes kept a 17 win, 3 lost record. One
being against Central, for Valley playoffs.
Going against a hot Central five, the Babes lost the valley play-off by a tune of 62-47.
The Babes placed their two spark plugs on the first All-League team, Gary Garlin and
Joaquin Rodriguez. Also picked was Lloyd Thetford on the second five. Joe Wayne
Rowell was elected captain by the team.
Playing its first practice tilt against the Visalia five, the Babes squeezed a 30-29 win.
Meeting Alpaugh the Babes trounced the Alpaugh team 42-22. Following these victories
the Babes went on to defeat Hanford, 42-37 and 48-31: Porterville 41-26 and 24-17 and
McFarland 48-25. Facing Exeter, the Babes trimmed the Exeter five 36-25 and lost its
second game 30-31 in a nip and tuck game.
Joaquin Rodriguez Lloyd Thetford Arnold Crawford Wiley Crocker Gary Ga,
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Nicky Rodriguez and Woodiake player leap high into the air Jimmy N0rFiS, JEVVY Nalmmufa and NICKY IVIVOIVCU In 3 bit 7
OH 3 1055 UP. heavy action during the Woodlake game
C C 4- A S S Al?CEgoREuggEnI2es
L to R-Bruce Crawford, Don Smith, Tommy Simmons, Joe Ruiz, Peter Tocchini Mr Lindgren Coach
The Strathmore C's took its second consecutive undefeated championship and stretched
their winning streak to 39 straight games. Coached by Mr. Lindgren, the powerful team,
showed a great deal of teamwork throughout the entire season.
The C's placed three on the All-League team, Nicky Rodriguez and Jerry Nanamura on
first all-five, and Larry Jones on the second team. Having a great successful' season, the
team elected their high scorer, Nicky Rodriguez, for captain.
The C's opened the season by dumping Aipaugh 30-22. Meeting Porterville twice, the
"champs" took both games 24-13, 24-22 in a close one. Then the "champs" trimmed
Exeter twice, 30-23, 26-20. Being better organized the C's trounced the McFarland C's
Those lettering this year were Don Smith, Joe Takemoto, Peter Tocchini, Joe Ruiz, Bruce
Crawford, Floyd Simmons, Nicky Rodriguez, Jerry Nanamura, Dale Lansford, Ronnie
White, and Larry Jones.
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Nanamura, Mary Blackwood. Standing-Lloyd Thetford, Linda Parmarl, Gary Eiortl
Dunn, Jo Wayne Rowell.
On the evening of December 19 in the Strathmore Elementary school auditorium the Junior class presented its annu
play. The hilarious entertainment came Linder the title, "Parents Are Like That." This three-act comedy whil
took place in the Burton's living room, reveals the obstacles a father meets in his struggle to be a. good father ai
citizen. When father Burton, played by Joe Wayne Rowell, had a chance to be nominated for head of the sclic
board, his dreams were upset by his children's sudden uprisings. His daughter, Barby, fLinda Parmanl seemed
be thinking of eloping with her friend Ross Wheeler fJerry Nahamuraj, Then, when his young son, Donny, CGa
Sortorsl S05 iii trouble with Mayor Hansen KLloyd Thetfordh, things surely looked bad. In the middle of all th
Mother Burton iBarbara Farlessb tried to keep the family calmed down, The young daughter "Jelly," fMary Ly:
Blackwood? and her friend "Fretos,' lMaurine Foster? caused trouble in their own way by pestering Aunt Cla
4Shirley Williamsl. Adding general enjoyment to the play and keeping things popping were Della, Donnie's g
friend and Mrs. Wheeler, iNelda Dunn and Tronye Alexander, respectivelyl. The cast had a good production sta
to help put the play over, consisting of Ellen Rogers, business managerg Nancy Riggs and Jean Busby, student c
rectorsg Betty Tickel, Shirley Speaks, Charles Smay, and Roy Murdock were stage managers. A wonderful job
directing was clone by Mr. Miller.
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L to R-Jerry Nanamura, Linda Parmnn, Mary Blackwood, Gary Sortors. Production staff. L to R, sitting-Betty Tickel, Shirley Spe
Riggs. Standing-Charles Smay, Jean Busby, Roy Murdocl
Sitting-Welch Hudson, Judy Tocchini, Don- L to R, Welch Hudson, Harold Spuh- Harold Spuhler, Patsy Coley.
i, Patsy coley, Bette Oswald. standing: Ier. Judy Tocchini-
llcox, Ona Lee Power, Lois Fitzpatrick,
Spuhler, Phyllis Knutson, Gene Burgdorf,
the night of March 20, the annual Senior Play, "Willie The Worrierj' was presented at the Strathmore Grammar
e action took place in the Gail cabin at Lake Kickachoo. Gloria Gail fPhyl1is Knutsoni has just become
:aged to Melvin Sharpe CWelch Hudsoni. She breaks her engagement to Melvin in a spat, and accepts Willie
rryman's tHarold Spuhlerl proposal. Willie's worrying takes over the Gail household and threatens to drive
ryone mad. Charming Magnolia Shattuck fJudy Tocchinil appears on the scene, and Melvin takes an interest in
'. Meanwhile, Henry Harcourt CGene Burgdorfi, a wealthy railroad magnate, finds Mrs. Gail fDell Juan Hughesb,
be charming. In the customary happy ending, Willie rescues Melvin and becomes a hero. Magnolia becomes en-
:ed to Melvin, Mrs. Gail promises to marry Mr. Harcourt, and everyone is happy, Humor is provided by Della kLois
zpatrickl and Zenith fPatsy Coleyb, the maids: Beryl Gail CBette Oswaldl, Gloria's brat sisterg Chuck Peterson
hn Wilcoxl, a detectiveg Dr. Evangeline Cutlass fOna Lee Powerlz and Lottie McVane fD'onna Lowel.
2 play Went on very smoothly with the help on the production staff which included student directors, Georgia
gers, Jessie Reyes, and Ruth Gangeg business manager, Delphia Pierce: publicity manager, Carol Bequetteg stage
nager, Patty Conley: and assistant stage managers, Roy Murdock, Charles Smay, and Donald Goings.
:cial thanks went to Mr. J. V. Miller for his fine direction. With the excellent production staff and outstanding
t, the Senior Class Play, "Willie The Worrierf' was rated a success.
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Production staff-L to R, Jessie Reyes, Ruth Gnnge
Carol Barrett, Pat Conley, Ellen Woody, Carol Be
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mer" presented by the
In resurfacing the new
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custodians do all the work.
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Then it straightway came to pass that the members ot the Class began to write down the greatest and most
wonderful of thoughts, such as no one had ever thought before since the beginning of the world, upon sheets
and sheets of foolscap, that the people who should come unto them to listen unto words of deep scholarship
upon the night of their Commencement should not need be turned away in disappointment.
So it has come to pass that of the four and eighty that entered this Land in nine-and-forty will depart, for
verily, verily I say unto you, that broad is the gate, and wide is the way that leadeth to the High School, and
many there be that go in thereatg but straight is the gate, and narrow is the way that leadeth to graduation,
and few there be that find it.
Four years hath the Class of Three-and-Fifty sojourned in the Land, and gathered in large portions from the
Tree of Knowledge: but it is written, "In the day when ye shall have eaten of all these fruits, ye shall surely
be driven forth from the land." Now, I say unto you, .hey must depart thence to go each a separate way, t.
lands they lmow not of, to do, they know not what.
But, "let us not be weary in well-doing, for in due season, we shall reap if we faint not."
And now may the blessings that ever attend the noble and good and true, follow and abide with us, each and
all, now and forevermore. Amen.
She who now speaketh these words of enlightenment unto you is one known as Patricia, of the House of Conley.
CHAR-LOU MALT SHDP
WE SPECIAUZE IN: CCNGRATU LATIONS
MALTS - sHAKEs - SUNDAES 'C I-ASS QF '53
SANDWICHES - - SALADS
- LUNCHES - The Friendliest Store in Town
STRATHMORE. CALIF. A M , S
given to outstanding members.
fContinued from Page 437
A successful event of the last part of the term was
the Parent and Son banquet at which awards were
As a fitting close to a year of high achievement, 20
members of the local club will take a trip through ,
four western states which will end sometime in
LINCOLN - MERCURY
"ALWAYS THE BEST"
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BICE MOTORS BREMLEIUS
DE SOTO PLYMOUTH The Store for Men
400 East Putnam and Young Men
Ph0I1e 1143 Porterville, California
GRAIN FEED FERTILIZER SACKS TWINE
POULTRY SUPPLIES INSURANCE
B-I FARM SERVICE
ROBERT IVI. STEVENTON
P. O. Box 848 -o- Phone 224
MACOMBEIVS MARKET-LOCKER SERVICE
687 Copley Avenue
QUALITY MERCHANDISE AT ALL TIMES
S. P. MACOMBER R. P. MACOMBER
BULL ARDQS conuls .nlwllmns
I 144 E. Honolulu sl., Lindsay. Calif.
Telephone 17 - P. O. Box 910 Authorized Dealer
"Your I-Iome Town Store" for
Gorham - Wallace - Heirloom
DRY GOODS H READY-To-WEAR Towle - International - Lunt 1
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TO THE CLASS OF '53
Gold Medal Award Winner
California State Fair 1952
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Mark's Tractor 8 Truck Co.
Your International Dealer
201 South Main Street
W. L. KEEl..EY'S
Men's Clothing Store
"Everything a Man Wears But a EroWn"
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Furniture - Floor Covering - Appliances
ESSLINGER - HARDEN
YE A G E R S I 6 N S
"The Home of Westinghouse" PORTERVILLE
H. C. YEAGER Phone 2-4035 435 S. Main Phone 2170-W
ll9 E. Honolulu Lindsay, Calif.
Guns --- Fishing Tackle --- Ammunition
Air Conditioning Equipment
Strathmore Ladder Works
W. R. SPALDING
p LUMBER COMPANY
Building Material Merchants
Trellis Braces Olive Lealers
Phone 8-8712 P. o. Box Q
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to -himxal the assembly honoring him. body.
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C. Noel, H. Spuhler, E. Lamb.
i scene from the Freshman assembly -- an enjoyable one.
Two old vets-30 and 27 years of service. respective
b 7 President Eisenhower, ali
Our basketball queens and captains during the basketball assemniy. These are Junior Ru es
Welch Hudson, campaignir
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Leroy Spuhler recelvlng an FFA trophy from Mr. Thompson.
The Senator J. Howard Williams trophy being presented
Cadell by Bill Rodgers.
Sure Is True for '53
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Strathmore Machine Works
We Have Implements
In Ten Western States
will dado! dem
BARNES BUICK C0.
38 So. Mirage Ave. I O. Box 758 Phone 8-8584 Stmthmore
M 0 B I L G A S
General Petroleum Products
E. D. Dinkins, Distributor
When In Porterville
Make it a Habit W Li
to visit our
New Houseware Department
Furniture and Appliances
USE OUR LAY-A-WAY PLAN
OR PAYMENT PLAN
"The Homewares Store"
Z5 No. Main Phone 1820
CULLIGAN SOFT WATER SERVICE
means better living all through the house
. . . for bathing, shaving, dishes, laundry,
cleaning and cooking, there's nothing like
Culligan service. The savings are greater
than the cost. No equipment to buy, no
maintenance work, no contract to sign.
CULLIGAN SOFT WATER SERVICE
143 W. Samoa Phone 2-4052
Russell C. Spuhler Geo. B. Lewis
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Packard Willys A Reo
PORTERVILLE SALES 8 SERVICE
101 E. Orange Street
BE THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE!
ICHARD LAMB PHONE 329 or 330
TEVEN LALANNE PORTERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
FINE IEWELRY, DIAMONDS AND WATCHES
218 MILL STREET PHONE 1410-I
CGMMERCIAL TIRE SERVICE C0.
Goodyear Tires and Life Guard Tubes
Body-Fender Work - Painting and Wheel Alignment
Expert Recapping and Repairing
401 So. Main Porterville
IESSE F. ECKLES, Prop.
Gibson Stationery Store 1 CONGRATULATIONS!
429 North Main Street
J. C. PENNEY C0.
'Ieadquarters for School Supplies H
PENCILS - INKS - NOTE BOOKS PHONE 2-3041 LINDSAY
WHITRIIIGE TIRE SERVICE
Capping and Treading All Size Tires
I 500 W. Olive St t Ph 533
U. S. and ARMSTRONG TIRES
RECAPPING ALL SIZE TIRES
New Tire Guarantee
RACE 8 LANDERS
Radios - Maytag Washers 6. Ironers
"THE HOUSE GF QUALITY" RANGES
W. P. FULLER PAINTS 6 VARNISHES
74 NO- EIIIIWOOCI - 1-iI1dSC1Y Phone 2-2077 145 No. Elmwood Ave.
Telephone 2-3546 180 So. Elmwood
Your Friendly Ford Dealer for the Lindsay - Strathmore Area
CLASS UF '53 Let's Eat!
WE Follow the Gang to the
CONGRATULATE DINKY NNER
Bank oi Los Angeles
Across from the High School
Strathmore Variety Store
Notions - Infants' Wear - Gifts
TIREWW 3 QM!! ' FARM SUPPLIES
TEXACO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
Highway 65 P. O. Box 388
Office Phone - 96 Residence Phone - 1643-J
HOME CROWN HOME PRODUCED
CENTRAL VALLEY 0LlVE CU.
Phone 8-7521 Strathmore, Calif.
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LASSWARE DISHWASHERS RADIOS POWER TOOLS
JONES HARDWARE COMPANY
O. Box 230 -o- 311 North Main Street
W. E. STEVENSON
Reliable Insurance Protection
178 E. Honolulu Street
TELEPHONES: P. O. Box 976
Office 2-4032 LINDSAY,
Residence 2-3394 CALIF,
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