Taft Union High School and Junior College - Derrick Yearbook (Taft, CA)

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FOREWORD AGES before the first oil derrick stood silhouetted against the gray of the sand dunes, prehi'storic animals battled in the desert, and prehistoric fish swam in the great inland sea where Taf t now stands. It i's out of this past that our world of today comes. In this brief record of school life we have tried to show some- thing of the background which has determined our present-day civilization as well as to make a history of the past year. In the four chapters of school life which follow we attempt to show THE SCHOOL itself, its faculty and students, the manifold ACTIVI- TIES that make up our student lifeg the SPORTS, that measure athletic prowess, and the JUNIOR COLLEGE, that opens the door- way to higher learning. "V'XPJ.y Q . 173.1-'. -' ". ,. .-, . Hen..--" , .Q-..-f-..,-,., . ,--f-. -va-An: . . , .. .. .. ., ,. .1-.-..f".-1. . 1.-7 .-... .. -riff? """0.xx,vu',:.fvq,w4 u. 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'Li QE llowus .Al XVALTON R u li lx .fl IIANSHN Ross .Al Rosn M cl N N155 3 Rvssl-11.1. Jumcs Q59 MAc'Ale'l'n l'lz WVATSON SF ll U M ACH ICR l'lcrKnAM .28 UN nmcwmm ,EX 'Z Wir.. -fbi, fl, ff?-situ., , 1 . 'A 55- - -H, X .gg ,N 595 5"v0i,, Q ' H-wwf' - f-'51'A"La. Qdwhaimd kijh - I- FACULTY W. T. WALTON Praridmzt JOHN G. HOWES Dram, llis1o1'j'. lfrmznr11iv.v, Amrriran Go1'm'umm1t JAMES M. ROBR Hcuzl Mathrmatics Drpartnmnt, Plryvicx IIANS XV. HANSICN llrad SL-1'f'11C.' Ilrluzrfuwuf, f"l1wmi.ct1'V. Cvnlmf v li. A. ROSS Avinlivfr FRANK XV. ROSE Vnratimml fUufIl1'ulaIIf.v, F:1v'1'm'in1g ERNEST MvlNNl-ZS Public S1'rulcil1!l. Argmmzfrrlutiml IE. MARY IANIC RUSSICLI. Nunn' MAUD M. JON I-IS Blcsilzcss lfngllislt A. li. MacAR'1'HUR I7irrCt01' Vrwaliollnl lfrilrfalinrl GEORGE R. VVATSON Engi11r1'r1'ng I,l'0'1l'fHjl JAY SCHUMAC H ICR Machine Shop DOYLIQ I'EC'KHAM l'lr'ad Ellglllhill lIl'I'tll'IlI!I'Ilf FL.ORENCli UNDICRVVOUD .gf!'l10gl'IIf'l1-V, Tylfing FACULTY EDNA I.. nnssnnv Dvan of Wommz, Zoology, P.vyn'lwI AMY C. PETERSON l.ibrm'ia1l MA RION DA RLI NG 14xxi.vlanl l.l.bV'llV'il1Vl LOUISIC LAN IHCR l' lfllglisll C'A'1'HliRINl'1 A. FINLAYSON Pllxvsiful lfdzrvatimz M A B li L M Y IE R S Ifnglixlz BERTHA M. JUDGES FTFHCII YVARRICN D. BAKER Gvrnzan VV. E'l'lllil, CAMPIHSLL Voivr, Harmony l,liSl.IIi j. KIICNHOLZ .flflllvtlr f'oarh HAROLD S. NIX IVcI4Iing IIA R V liY R. 1. li li Phyxiral Iidnfation HENRY T. IM ICS Pl1ilo.vol'l1y Dmzssww .bl P1i1'1clesn N DARL: Nu I L, IA x1 M IIT FxNx.M'suN ,fl M vmzs jlvnmzs TZAK1-11: QQAMI nr-11 x 752 IQIIZN um Nix ,M L1-in W 1 IMI-is 1 Q! .V le- .. -X . . , v 1 '. ,x. " .,.., lr -lsr: ...WC5 W' vii x L il f 'lv Q any ,, 5 .yfv ff' if L 1 gf, ffiv I ? I 5 .fi , If -uv ff, ij: -.ix . --V --E f-' ,s JE . 'gif 'HR-WA r J f 1 f I -:Ruff "' N 1343? 4 3' .- 7' vw ' ' -, N :-Vx DowNs ,Sl Easrwonn ENGELKE 65 EvA'r'r GARRISON GRAHAM GRIBBIN HALE Jacks J! JoN1cS KINSER l Q J if ,. I L- - . -Y-A 11: .- .,--.,,4. - U GRADUATING CLASS CLAUDE DOVVNS A. S. B. President '31, '32, Rusiness Manager '31, Class President '32, German Club '31, '32. President '31, '32, Maroon T '30, '31, '32, Social Manager '31, Forensic Club '31, '32, Debate '32, Football '30, '31, '32, XVrcstling '32. MELVILLE EASTVVOOD Aeolians '31, '32, Business 1N1anapf0r '3' 'liz A. M. S. R. Secretary-Treasurer '32, German Club '31, '32, Forensic Club '32, Frrncli Club '31, Tennis '31, Hrr .Tiff Hllxbavni. ICUNICPI 1iNGlil.K1i German Club '30. '31, Fr'-nch Club '31, Fuller- ton J. C. '31, VV.A.A. '31, '32, Aeolians '32. VVILLIA M EVATT A. S. R. Presizlr-nt '31, Rusinvss Manaper '31, Forensic Club '31, '32, President '32, German Club '31, Football '31, Big Idra. 11FLl'lN FRANCES GARRISON Junior College Assistant Art Editor f,!'?'Vifk1 '32, Class Secretary '32, A. VV. S. 13. S--cretary '32, German Club '31, '32, Vive-l"r"sicli-nt '31, VV. A. A. '31. '32, Rasl-'etball '31, Captain '32, High Jinks '32, Volleyball '32. LEO GRAHAM German Cluh '31, '32, Presislem '32. DAVID GRIRBIN Class Vice'Presiden! '32, A. S. B. Athl tic Manager '31, Football '31, '32, Ma"non 1' '31, '12 LECIL HALE Aviation Club '31, '32, Maroon T '31, '32, Football '31. CARI. JACKS Sports Editor Blark Cold '31, Fnrvnsic Club '32, Aeolians '31, '32. Pri-sixlr-nt '31, llasket- ball '31, Track '31, Maroon T '31, '32, Sofial Manager '32, A HlI,Y'X' llnnrlvmnonq Stflring i'lffafrl1r.i'. RRBA JONES VV. A. A. '32. LOUVINA KINSIER German Club '31, '32, Forensic Club '32, GRADUATING CLASS Llili KIRKPATRICK Forensic Clnh '30, '31, Vice-1 ixsitlent '30C Debating '30, Fri-'ncli Club '20, '30, '31, Presi- 'D dt-nt '20, '30, '31, Football '20, '30, Maroon T '20, '30, '31, VV're-stling '32. DEAN LANDIS Maroon 'I' '31, '32, Pliotograpliy liclitor Hlark Gulii '30, Scholarship Socirty '32, Football '31, V3, 1.1'CI 1.1.12 LEXVI S At-olians '31, '32, Secretary '31, Vice-Presiilent '32, NV. A. A. '32, C,v'lfl1ia'x .Cfl'0f!'jI-1',' .4 H'f.rv Hwwynioonj In tlzc Slfriugg Striking Zllaiclws. MIL13l'RN McN1i1i1.Y Basketball '30, '31, '32, Football '31, '321 lllaroon T' '30, 31, '32, liascball '30, '31, Avo- lians '30, '31, TIN' Big Idra. 0'I'HIiI.1.0 MORRIS Arolians '31, 1. C. Quartvt '32, Aviation Club '31, '32, Vicc-President '32, C-vnHzia's Siratvyy. FRANCES PICRRIGO Cniversity of California '31, A. VV. S. B. Vice-President '31, VV, A. A. '32, EMMA RICHARD A. S. 13. Secretary '31, '32, Vice-I'i'csifl0nt '33, A. XV. S. 11. Scvsretary '32, At-olians '31, '32, Vice-Presirlent '31, Treasurer '32, Ger- man Club '31, '32, AHC?-P1'PSil1l'I11 '32, XV. A. A. '32, 1"rCSitle'nt '32, f'j'l1fI11ll'J S1l'l1fl'!j,1',' In Hu' Spring. JACK SMITH A. S. 13. Athlvtir: lX1ana5:i-r '31, '32, Treasurer '32, Maroon T '31, '32, Football '32, Baseball '31, Golf '32, A Busy lI0nr1vn1nn11, N 1-ILLIE M. S1NI1'l'11 German Club '31, '32, lligh Jinks '32, .4 Hnxv I1'0n1'ynmon. J1'.-XNITA S'1'IlCK A. YV. S. 13. Secrvtary '31, VV. A. A. '32, JOAN TAYLOR Assistant Copy liclitor Bluff: Gnld '31, junior College Eclitor I,l'I'7'11'k '32, A. S. ll. 'l'1'ca:4iii'm'1' '32, Scholarship Socivtv '31, '32, Presiilf-nt '32, A. VV. S. 13, Presicli-nt '31, Grrman Club '31, '32, 'Treasurer '32, XV. A. A. '32. ..:e. W 4 KIRK:-A'nurK .5 LANnis Lzwis MrNmcLv Monms .32 Pnmzmo R1t'llARll .33 SMITH Smirn ,SC S'ri'rK . 'If 'ff 1 ,J 'l'Av1.ou J , .' A 4 , 4 . 5 f a V , . A 'lx . ' . me H i ' 1 , :".--5 ,rf 4 I .1 A ...Y-,. 1 ,IA , J if I .,,. t Wg l..-. -'.. N -. I -f Mi.. ...mv 1 Ja lr' . ax.. -R 'x He -. . '? 'V ' X X lx Q V' i' Q 'g is Q QL -. l ---s 1 A 1 r 4 GUN- "" vi' -4 l" . ..- ffil H -F' fi. it . r i F 56 sg ' ' I 4 . lf.. Z 3 T" Ei.. ,ot :N IL?3lAi, 5, A' 7 'Zuni-ag-' 1 X. .NJ .1 .., ML, ,, W.. H4 'Li .fl E ,ev DOWNS K1RRr'A'rRicK Rtclmnn J. SMITH l2m.RwlNia bTUDENT BODY -For the fourth consecutive year student government has been successful in Taft Junior College. Trying prob- lems and difficult tasks have been handled with unusual administrative skill. In every way the Stuient Body Council has made its control of the student bojy a recognized power for better conditions. The Junior College student body has become of sufficient size and importance to merit an efficient board of student control, and the student officers, sensing the situation, succeeded in mak- ing the Student Body Council a worthy and deciding factor in school problems and affairs. Junior College athletics, organizations. and activities are far above the average. In every Way the Junior College has had a more eflicient and practical student government than ever before. This increase in efhciency and practicality has enabled the students and faculty to work in greater harmony and has thus made the educational plant run with a maximum of smoothness and effectiveness. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS I'res1'rIent ..... .............................. C laude Downs Vice-Presidenf .. .. Phillip Kirkpatrick Secrelary .... ..... E mma Richard Treasurer ....... Jack Smith Business Manager . . . . Joe Erlewine Athletic Manager ................................ David Ciribbin 1YNDlfR1IRAXIJl' X'l'lfS: Rfvfk l3v7t'f-fliaimile. Srhwzxfel, li. Foltrin, SL'llt'llHEl', 'l'i'ynn, Darling, 'l':1y- lor, Lunclstroni, llraase. Olin, 'l1lll'fl1lIi, Stiirxlevant. Mn1t,Jm'flan, Simmons. Snmyser. 'l'I1ir'lI Rum'-f llale. ll. Smith. Value. l"i'lc-nine. .X. U'IHrii-11, l'. Kirkpatrick, Kofalil. M. l'luuslm1, Miller. Salisbury, 'I'ei'1'ill. IQYIIIIQ, liz:-lmm, lNl:acIi:1y. .S'r'l'mnl Nazi----lli1sti11. P. lfluelxner, liastxvrmrl, XYagm1'. Del':xstro. Kurtz, Lyle, lirmrlier, May, Uxfurrl. Newkirk. Fllugnrt, T. O'l3rien. Myers, Stier, Parker, I7r'm11 Nun'--l"r'lil, l. llol'i1liI'. lizlrrrll. Small. fimmrle, l'ottL'1'. flaunt, BL1l'1't'll, B, Bnroff. D. XVel1lJ, llrown, lluilson. lleiiderson, lfmvv. M. Graham. ll. fluustun, llill. ' 5'1'f 1- if w , if' '-"'7f"'r-' a-.-.14 .. ,DM ,.. 13.-, g KIIQKPATIRICK Ri CIIARIJ DPVALI. '1'AvLon XVAGNER PRESIDENTS-Student body life and activity were colored during the year by the dynamic personalities of the presidents, Claude Downs and Phil Kirk- patrick, in the first and second semesters respectively. Both were leaders of great ability. Claude Downs, serving his third term as student body president. took oflice at the beginning of the school year and. Bring the students with his own enthusi- asm, soon had the student body organized into a smooth-running unit. More co-ordinated and representative activity was made possible by making attendance at student body meetings compulsory. Phil Kirkpatrick guided the ship of state in the second semester and ably lived up to his reputation as a good leader. Although only a first-year student, he amply justified the confidence placed in him. Due to his energetic supervision the Senior-Welcome Dance and Ditch Day are remembered as highlights of the year's activities. SECOND SEMESTER Oi1i11ci1Rs President ................................... Phillip Kirkpatrick Vice-President . . . ..... Emma Richard Secretary ........ . . Marguerite DuVall Treasurer ........ ...... J oan Taylor Business Manager . . ..... . ..... .... F rank Wagner Athletic Manager ........................... ........ J ack Smith' YNDIQRGR.'XDll.Yl'lCS: Burl: Row- R. XVilli:ims, lfritls, ll. XYilliams. liivingstrm, lN'lc1'ulluuqh, Pnl- lnrd, Ilrmlrn, lNlcKi:in, Tharp. PC2Illl, Th-'ra' Run'-.X. Foltrin, Za-rmi, lleazl. lXIurrisun, Fullen, Ful- shall, R. lNlattoun, G. Smith, Rose, 0'Di-ll. C':ilslc1'u. .Yvrwzzrl Rnzvfrj. Smith. .-X. Smith, Miinzliim. Burns, Young, Meliain, M. XYQ-lub, A. Mfittmm. l.. liipsim, V. Stone, lkluntigel. llzirrison, 1'kI'Ul1f Kms'-Mays, Asbury, liregory. DuYall. Sum-ig:11't, V. Cutslizill, Twt-tlclull. flark, V. Smith, Daigilz. Davis, frosluic. 'l'lialelier, Yarner. , el. 91- ff-'Eff .-pf iw -2 ef -3,1 . A if. Lf , V. N if M in if 7 'i If if ,, ,fe 5. , p, X?-5 My wi 1' iislllig 5. I V1 i. ,l,. , ,, . 5,-it -A..LK,,afff,'.. ' , ,. K VE '5 t .1sg,f"t"f..,..,,..f.-.-n:s...,1f."'.fiI"-...,t..el f ,.a1:aa'h.a.B litem X., m "'-q,l'ef-LQ .il , . .M F . . . A L , , Left to Rigl1!fOvvv:ns, Asbury, Richard, Miss D,-ssery, DuVall, Mattoon. G:u'i'isoii. ASSOCIATED WOMEN'S STUDENT B0DY-DeVe10ping rapidly since its establishment in 1929, the Associated Women's Student Body has this year been a source of much pleasure and benefit to the women of the Taft Junior College. Its success has been due to the co-operation of its officers under the leadership of the presidents for both semesters, Gaye Mattoon and Mary Owens, and to Miss Edna Dessery. as adviser. Activities of the present year were many and varied. During the early part of the year several candy sales were given. The new students were welcomed into the association at a tea held October 23 in the Domestic Science Building. On the night of the Taft-California Polytechnic football game, the women sponsored a consolation sport dance. The most important event of the first semester was a "mother-and-daughter" banquet held during the Christmas holidays. This was the first time that such an event had been held by the association. During the dinner the guests were entertained by music and impersonations. As an opening to the new semester a fashion show was given January 22, the proceeds of which were to be used for later functions. Credit for the success of the pay assembly should be given to Geraldine Moore, who planned the show. The officers of the association and Miss Dessery represented Taft at the annual convention of Junior College women held at Modesto on March 4 and 5. Later in the season an April Eool's party was held at the home of the president, Mary Owens. Everyone came appropriately dressed, and amusing games were played during the evening. An entertaining social event of the second semester was a Co-ed Caper party given April 23. A precedent has been established this year in planning to give at least one social event each month. A luncheon, a tea, and a May breakfast were held during the last three months of the school year. This organization has left a record of good times. of friendly and worth- while activity, and of happy memories and has set up a standard which will furnish a goal for the efforts of following years. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER Gaye Mattoon ...... ...... P resident ............. Mary Owens Velma Clark .... Vice-President ...... Marguerite DuVall Helen Garrison . . . .... Secretary . . . ..... Emma Richard Mary Owens ........ . . Treasurer ............... Fay Asbury Miss Edna L. Dessery. . . . . . Adviser . . . .... Miss Edna L. Dessery ni ,, .-. AH--viii, lim ff, ': up , fi", I, tk" Eastwood Smith Wylie Morrison Basham the first time the Jun- iorCollege men have been organized into a unit. This action was not spontaneous: rather it was the result of past desires for an organization to make possible united activity and expression of mutual interests. During the past few years the men became aware of the urgent need for union and co-operation. Therefore, at the beginning of the first semester they were called into session by the Student Body president to discuss the possibilities and advisability of forming an association of men students. The suggestion received whole-hearted support. Following a vote to organize, temporary ofiicers and a constitution committee were elected. To this initial group of Junior College men fell the important task of directing the formation of their group. After the constitution had been drawn up and permanent oflicers elected, those chosen to guide the destinies of the group began enthusiastically upon the work and problems concerned with the tasks of formation and advancement of the Associated Men's Student Body. This organization has not held itself aloof from other clubs and organiza- tions. Instead. it has always lent a helping hand where assistance was needed and whenever an opportunity to do so presented itself. However, the Junior College men's greatest enjoyment has been derived from participation in events and activ- ities strictly their own. A dance in the gym was only the first of many pleasur- able events planned by the organization which has filled a long-felt need in the extra-curricular organizations of the Junior College. An evening bridge party was another especially interesting event in the fill- ing of the men's social needs. The whole affair assumed an atmosphere of in- formality and served as a genuine "get-together" for the guests. So successful were this year's activities that the men are eagerly looking forward to next year's round of events. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER , x Jack Smith ........ .... P resident .... ....... W illiam Wylie ' K Garlyn Basham .... .... V ice-President . . ...... Tom O'Brien F Melville Eastwood ..... Secretary-Treasurer ..... Melville Eastwood AF Carton Taylor ......... Business Manager ......... Bob Morrison h ' Mr. Hans W. Hansen ....... Adviser ........ Mr. Hans W. Hansen . I! a . T f 6 . q is,-5' , A 'lj .- 11 iTwp,i ll l'1:,Qti S f'Vv"Illm-'ll f"' K, 1 4' ,JK 1, 1 !x4f' 1 i Bark Rmtf-Peterson. Peahl. Mr. Mclnnes. Basham. Eastwood. Frou! Ron'-May. Evan. Richard, Burrell, DuVall, Cutshall, lharp. FORENSIC SOCIETY-By unanimous decision of the judges Taft Junior College, in December, won its first debate of the season, with Reedley Junior Col- lege, The question was "Resolved, that the several states should adopt uniform marriage and divorce laws." George Tharp and Ciarlyn Basham, debating the af- firmative, won at Taft: and the negative team, composed of Claude Downs and Ben Janes, won at Reedley. Taft divided honors in an extemporaneous debate with Visalia, in Febru- ary, on the question "Resolved, that the concentration of material wealth in the hands of a few as it exists in the United States today renders political democracy impossible of actual achievement." Ben Janes and Ciarlyn Basham won the nega- tive side of the question at Visalia, but at Taft James Cutshall and James Peter- son lost. Early in March Taft met Bakersfield on the question "Resolved, that the several states should adopt compulsory unemployment insurance," again win- ning one side and losing the other. Upholding the afiirmative, Garlyn Basham and George Tharp won at Taft, while James Peterson and Ben Janes lost the negative at Bakersfield. An Oregon Style debate, in which the speakers cross-questioned each other, was held with Porterville in April on the unemployment insurance question. In it Taft divided honors with Porterville. Garlyn Basham and Delmer May won the aflirmative at Taft, while George Tharp and Ben Janes lost the nega- tive in a close contest at Porterville. In the national Phi Rho Pi Tournament in Glendale on April 15. Garlyn Basham won second place in oratory and Ben Janes won distinction in extempore: and in the Central California Junior College Oratorical Contest at Visalia on April 20 first place was again awarded to Cwarlyn Basham, winner of last year's contest. This marked the close of a forensic season which, due in a large measure to the capable leadership of Mr. Ernest Mclnnes, was both interesting and successful. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER Bill Evatt ........ ..... P resident ................ Ben Janes Garlyn Basham . . . . . . Vice-President . . . . . Margaret Burrell Fern Christensen ..... . . . Secretary-Treasurer ......... Delmer May Mr Ernest Mclnnes ......... Adviser ........ . Mr. Ernest Mclnnes wtf 5 X Y Q , iz' qv - - -. i"3Af.'4iQp l',ii,4- III: ' ff-T II P111-L' Pl'-fi-lli-mleii. Evans. llasham. Jael-'s, McKean, VVatsnu, Ifastwnml. Darling, Campbell. Semud Rmr'-Tweddell. Kean, Engelke. Miss Campbell, Young, Lewis, Potter. Frnnt Row- jeffress, l-lawtlmrnc, Mattnon, Richard, Justus, McKain, DuVall. AEOLIAN CLUB-Increased interest in music has been at once the aim and the result of the activities of the Aeolian Club under the competent and skilled leadership of Miss Ethel Campbell. The activities of the Aeolians have been marked by the success which has characterized their work since the club was organized a year ago. The reputation which the Aeolians earned last year of being the most active organization on the campus has been successfully upheld during the past year. Thirty programs in all have been given by the club as a whole or by groups from the club. Deserving mention as one of the outstanding events of the Aeolians' year is a radio program given over KFI in Los Angeles. November 23. This finished effort was received with much praise. This was followed early in December by an operetta. Striking Matches. pre- sented by the Aeolians in a pay assembly. The assembly marked the first appear- ance of the group in Taft in their colorful new uniforms. The group participated in many affairs in the community. Several times during the year the Aeolians furnished musical entertainment at the Taft Rotary Club, the Business Men's Club, and at programs and installations of the Eastern Star, as well as in the Sciots' entertainment. The club also, at various churches, gave concerts which met with much ap- proval, as did the instrumental and vocal numbers offered at various school enter- tainments and activities. The Aeolians appeared as co-entertainers in several high school assemblies. and selected members of the organization rendered numbers during the intermis- sions of various plays. Musical selections given by women members of the organization added greatly to the enjoyment of the teas and the "mother-and- daughter" banquet given by the Associated Women Students. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER Herbert Evans ..... ..... P resident .... ....... D ick Campbell Fern Christensen .. . . Vice-President . . .... Lucille Lewis Geneva Kean ..... .... S ecretarq .... . .. Clara Twefldell Emma Richard ...... ..,.. T reamrer ..... ...... J eanne Potter Melville Eastwood ...... Business Manager .... . . . William Broden Miss Ethel Campbell ........ Adviser ........ Miss Ethel Campbell 1 IJ' ni f. 1 SL WF I if I , ll ' pf i i, fl N . Lt... .. 'F ,'."-,Ji .J ,"1 . J ' l'13J' Yilnlf ul Lrfr lo Riglit-I-lvaft. Feliz, Small, Taylor, Miss Dessery, Asbury, Burrell, Landis. ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA-Not less than twelve units of work and thirty- two grade points are necessary to insure eligibility for membership in the Cali- fornia Junior College Scholarship Society. OFFICERS President ...... .............. .... J o an Taylor Vice-President ...... ........ F ay Asbury Secretary-Treasurer . . . ....... Margaret Burrell Adviser .................... . . . . Miss Edna L. Dessery DER DEUTSCHE VEREIN-Interest in German has been reflected by in- creased membership in the German Club. Several meetings stressing German social customs and culture proved both enjoyable and instructive, Club tradition was again upheld by an 'lout-door outing." FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER Leo Graham ....... . . . President . . . ....... Claude Downs Emma Richard . . . . . . Vice-President . . . ..... Jim Peterson Alvina Smith ... .. . Secretary ... ,.. Beatrice Borolf Joan Taylor ..... .. Treasurer ...... Leo Graham Mr. W. D. Baker ........... Adviser ....... .. Mr. W. D. Baker Buck Run'-XVylie, Ni-wkirk. fl. Smith, Schwafel, Braase, Cullen, Morrison, Throup. Cummers. . rrxfml lim taylor. lllrn, l'1t lsiw. Mr. llal cr, Stir, lfrleu-im', l'iIl5fX'l0f'!l. Ifront Rnwi Pcrrine, RlCll2l.I'll. ll. Bornff, A. Smith, l. lloroff. DuV:1ll, Garrison, Tharp. itil? I Back Ron'-Mr. Lee, Landis, Scheufler, Thnrp. XVats0n, Eastwood. Smith. Frm!! Rau'fDarling, lf. llrllrin, l'rlcl'snn, laylur, A. Voltrin. CLUB-Chess took its place among college activities with the organi- zation ofa group of those interested in the game. Under the skilled guidance of the advisers the many chess tournaments have produced an experienced corps of players. OFFICERS President ...... . . .......... .... J im Peterson Vice-President ...... . . . Carton Taylor Secretary-Treasurer . . . . . John Scheufier Business Manager . . ..... Alton Coltrin Mr. E. G. Sewell Advisers ........ Mr. H. R. Lee . Mr. Hans W. Hansen AVIATION CLUB-To become a member of the Aviation Club it is neces- sary to be a student in the aviation classes. The object of the organization is to exchange views and facts about aeronautics and to increase an interest in and knowledge of it. 1 OFFICERS President ........... ............ . . . Raymond Strand Secretary-Treasurer . . . ..... Clinton Eddy Adviser ............... ................. ..... M r , E. A. Ross Rink lforv- 'vVvrlin:. "riillmrg llraase. l'alcle"n. .Y rnml' Rin' ell, .Xml rswt, gl. Smith. Malt-if-n. "iT:-rv, Vildv, filin lxlllllknl. V'illis. lfritts. Hale. lnrdznv. ll.-gms. Nr. Ru-F A. Cultrin, Dani-, Broussard, IE. Coltrin, Butts, Strand, Hubbard. Frnur RI1'In'fK0f1lli. Morris, MacKay, Gilzcr, ll. VVilliams, Livingston. we f"'h" ?' 4 .i xi T71 1712 filfitj A i Back Rrrzrfl. lioroff. B. Boroff, Burns, Dargitz, Gregory, V. Smith, Richard, Twvdrlcll, Lewis. Burrell. .Wcmwi Rm:-fjnms. Fngelke, Prrrigo, Thatcher, Stuck, A. Smith, Dustin, Mattrvm. Parker. Davis, DuVall, Cutshall. Garrison. Sweigart. Owens. Front Row-Feliz, Small, Hill, Huebner. liastwoorl, VVillis, Varner, Potter, Goode. interest has been manifested in women's sports and athletics since the organizing of the Women's Athletic Association. Starting the year with a new organization, it has developed until it has become an active group in college affairs. Any woman in the Junior College who has participated in one or more of the women's sports is eligible for membership. Practice and tryouts for all teams take place after regular school hours. Points are awarded on the national point basis of one hundred points for any woman making a first team. Captains of teams and executive officers of the association receive an additional twenty-five points. By the use of this point system, any member transferring to a college can also transfer her membership in the Women's Athletic Association. Four hundred points, or participation in four sports, is the requirement for receiving a letter. At the close of this year many of the members will have earned letters. About thirty Junior College women constitute the charter members of the association. By common consent the members agreed to initiate themselves by wearing their clothes backwards and colored bows in their hair for an entire school dav. The rest of the informal initiation was held in the gymnasium in the evening and was concluded by a kid partv. A formal initiation of taking the oath to support the association was held at a luncheon. Social activities as well as athletic events are enjoyed by the members. A snow partv held at Frazier Mountain Park furnished much excitement and fun. Taffy pulls, bridge parties, swimming, and horseback riding add to the pleasure of belonging to the association. l U BV co-operating in all student activities, it is the aim of the association to promote sportsmanship and friendliness and to help all students in enjoying their work in the Junior College: and bv sponsoring athletics and outdoor activities, it is the association's purpose to increase interest in sports and outdoor life. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER Emma Richard ...... .... , President . . . ....... Emma Richard Marv Owens ............ Vice-President . . . ....... Jessie Gregory gf Gretchen Eastwood ........ Secretary ........ Gretchen Eastwood Pauline Huebner .......... Treasurer .......... Pauline Huebner . Miss Dorothy Beardsley ...... Adviser ...... Miss Dorothy Beardsley fi A A E QE - E ' ll' ... ' - 1 , 'KK' Haul f2J?A,-'a saivll ' f 'Q Bark Rau'-liurrison, VVilliams, Eiland. Crihbin, Livingston, Landis, Jacks. Second Ran'--Sliugart, Ilalr-. D. Smith, llraase, Caldc-rn, Goldstein, l'. Kirkpatrick. Ifrnnf Harrie--J. Smith, fiilger, Me- t'nlIuugh. ltlnrrisnn, lfrlewine, Futshall, XVagm'r, Lyle. T CLUB-Taft Junior College's Maroon T Club was first initi- ated into student activities in 1929. The purpose of this club, as it was set forth at that time and as it has been upheld ever since, is to further and to stimulate athletic activities and to uphold the high standard of athletics that has always been present in Taft Junior College. This society is composed of men who have earned their letters in some junior college sport, and membership is open to all men who have earned their Maroon T's in some phase of junior college athletics. To earn a letter a man must either play in half the league games: be in the conference play-off: or, if the player is of such character that his mere presence is an inspiration to the team, the coach will recommend that he receive a letter. Members of the Maroon T Club have been especially active, have shown initiative. and have proved themselves to be leaders of men throughout the year. The Maroon T has solidly supported the measures which have been constructive and for the general welfare of the whole student body. The club has chosen as its leaders those of whom thev can be proud and to whom they may point as stellar athletes. The presidents of the year have embod- ied the most outstanding characteristics of the true athlete, sportsmanship and fair play. Murray Eiland took up the work as president durino the first semester and was more than ordinarily successful in his administration. The football banquet. which was under his supervision, was a gorgeous affair, much enjoyed and appreciated as one of the main events of the campus social season. Joe Erlewine took un the duties of president durine the last semester and ably maintained the high administrative standard which had been set for him, FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER Murrav Eiland .... .... P resident . . . ..,...... Joe Erlewine Mike Caldero .. .. Vice-President . .. Dean Smith Covel Lyle ..... .... S ecretary .... ....... C ovel Lyle Carl Jacks ......... . . .Social Manager ........... Bob Morrison Mr. L. J. Kienholz. . . ..... Adviser ..... .... M r. L. J. Kienholz ,a ELi'ilg?:Jf-. ffflk....,l1a. a 1. STAFF Hurts Ilttmi- james, lRarr.tt, Crosbie. Garrison. Basliam. Front Row tahovey l', Iflfrieli. Sturilevmit, Taylor, Mzittnon, Darling, Page. Joni 'I'Ayi.oR Cat leftb JUNIOR DERRICK'-"With ink, which is a dark and acid liquor, you must dare perform transfusions the painter would be too sober to attempt." The staff have done this in attempting to preserve for the future in these printed pages a living picture of the past year of work and play in the Junior College. If the yearbook succeeds in retaining for later years something of the pleasures of this year's activities and friendships, the staff will feel well repaid. Incorporation of the Junior College yearbook with that of the High School has made it possible for the college to have a book this year. The arrangement has the added advantage of enabling the college student to have a permanent record of high school activities as well as of those of his alma mater. i Without Miss Louise Lambert's generous and unfailing aid, the Derrick would have been an impossibility. The staff eive leer their most heartfelt thanks. They also wish to express their gratitude to Mr. H. l.. .lustus and Mr. M. D. Bejach for their work in taking pictures, and to Mr. T. H. Ellsworth, and Mr. D. H Schauer for their valuable assistance in the preparation of the book. The work of the following Junior College students in obtaining copy is gratefully acknowledged: Bill Evatt. Frances Perrivo, Margaret Burrell, Claude Downs. Garlyn Basham, Emma Richard. Helen Garrison, Jim Peterson, Irene Feliz. Gaye Mattoon. Dick Campbell, and Phil Kirkpatrick. The staff, in collaboration with the high school Derrick staff, have striven to make this year's Derrick refreshingly different and Worthy to uphold the tradi- tion established by the Derrick in previous years. Editor ...... Conv' Editor Art Editor .. Snorts Editor Photonrapher Adviser ..... -Joarn Taylor. Editor STAFF .........JoanTaylor Hollis Sturdevant Audra Barrett ,... Tom O'Brien .... Nelson Page .... Assistant Editor ..... Gaye Mattoon Assistant Conn Editor. ,Ruth Crosbie Assistant Art Editor.-.Helen Garrison Assistant Sports Editor .... Ben Janes Assistant ........ Hamilton Darling ...............lVliss Louise Lambert .if X! , DRAMATICS-Wi'thin theI.aw,a tensely dramatic criminal play, was the first presented this year. It appealed strongly to the audience and was a success artistic- ally and financially. The Junior College was well represented in this, the first of thc season's plays to be given by the combined talent of the High School and Junior College. In this presentation Mary Owens, as the blond office girl: Ted Peahl, affected English floorwalker: Ciarlyn Basham, nonchalant lawyer: Edward Hill, blustering detective: Paula Fleischer. fast and flashy "Aggie": Ben Janes, hard-boiled desk sergeant: Nina Janes, demure maid: and Milburn McNeely, burly officer, moved in the shadow of the law and carried through convincingly to the thrilling denouement. . A refreshingly unusual play, The Prince Chap, was the next major vehicle in which Junior College actors appeared. It was played to a delighted audience. as the roles offered a splendid opportunity for the diversity of talent of the actors. Junior College actors who gave convincing portrayals were Dick Campbell, the "prince chap": Hamilton Darling, his correct English man-servant: Beverly Young, penniless artist's model: Fern Christensen, the "other" girl: and R. H. Coburn. rough-and-ready truckdriver. The Big Idea, the last combined major play, proved to be one of the best plays of the year. Representatives of the Junior College appearing in it were Milburn McNeely. the despairing father: Bill Evatt, big show producer: and Mary Owens. the leading lady. Several clever and amusing one-act plays given throughout the year com- pleted the dramatic season and helped to make it successful. In the Spring and Two Crooks and a Lady are representative of these plays. The latter play, a "thriller," dealt with the battle of wits between the two shrewd and callous crooks and a woman who is an invalid. for the possession of rich jewels. This drama was followed some time later by In the Spring, a light comedy. Much credit for the success of these plays is due to the unfailing enthusiasm and able direction of Mr. R. I-X. Borell and Miss Thelma Harvison and to the generous co-operation of Miss Alma Steininger, the art class. and the stage crew. Acroks A ,,, E b i , cabovey usa? I , U Lcft to Rzylxi-Xuung. Basham, Janes, Lampbell, Darling, V Ci". Q Mr. Borell, Fleischer. DICK 'I it CAMPBELL KW 5 Cat rightl - 5 A 5 I S. N N Back Row-Richard, Mattoon, Hudson. Front Row-Mays, Huebner, Hill, Sweigart, Gregory, Graham, Stuck, Small, Owens, Garrison. WOMEN'S SPORTS-Basketball, hockey, volleyball, and baseball at- tracted a large turnout of Junior College women. Much credit for the showing of the college women is due to the efforts of Miss Dorothy Beardsley and Miss Catherine Finlayson, physical education instructors, whose excellent coaching turned out some fine athletes. The first sport of the year, basketball, fired the enthusiasm of every partici- pant. Many interclass basketball games were played, but after defeating all other teams, the Junior College players lost the decisive game of the season to the High School seniors by a score of 21-6. Real playing was displayed by the competitors in this game. The Junior College team, captained by Helen Garrison and com- posed of the following other players, Irene Boroff, Dorothie Dargitz, Eunice Engelke, Jessie Gregory, Pauline Huebner, Gaye Mattoon, and Emma Richard, deserved the unlimited praise it received. Each succeeding sport added fuel to the growing enthusiasm of the women who went out for athletics. The popular sport of hockey was taken up next with much interest. The captaincy was awarded to Dorothie Dargitz. and under her able leadership a very successful season was enjoved. Her team-mates were Juanita Stuck, Emma Richard, Lucy Mae Parker, Gaye Mattoon, Pauline Huebner, Betty Hill, Jessie Gregory, Irene Boroff, Eunice Engelke, Gretchen Eastwood, Thelma Dustin, Audree Davis, and Wilma Burns. At the close of the season the team was defeated by the High School seniors by the close score of l-0 in a thrilling game in which excellent teamwork and ability were displayed. Attention was then focused on volleyball. In this sport the playing was confined to interclass competition among the Junior College women. The teams were composed of the first and second year women, and with each team determined to remain undefeated, much competition and enjoyment were obtained. Baseball followed volleyball in competitive play in women's sports. In this sport also competition was confined to interclass play, but there was a good turn- out, and by the end of the season the women had obtained a thorough mastery of the game. In the Play Day at Porterville, April 9, the climax of the year was reached in women's sports. In this meet, held to further friendlv relations, representative sportswomen of the Taft Junior College took part in the spirited intercollegiate games played by the combined representatives of the Valley junior colleges. N I 'ft ' E 3-rg.. f iw 'I'xx1'l1Y-xii' NATURAL DANCING GROUP IN UI..-XSSIC POSE NATURAL DANCING-Classes on the front side of the building thought they were suffering from hallucinations one day, for there on the lawn was a group of rompered sprites! However, it turned out to be merely the dancing class, posing for pictures for the yearbook. This is the nrst year that a class in natural dancing has been introduced into the regular physical education curriculum. There is also a new costume for this new class-rompers of all pastel shades. These rompers are much more attractive than the former black and white suits, which proved too formal for natural dancing. The fundamental movements which must be learned at the very beginning are skipping and running with grace and rhythm. Gradually the different steps were given in dances. These dances, which were efficiently demonstrated by Miss Catherine Finlayson, are varied in theme and pattern. Of course, naturalness is the thing stressed in all of them. One of the first and most amusing was the "Elephant Walk." Init the girl must imitate the lumbering walk of an elephant, arms swaying in simulation of the elephant's trunk. Another of these interpre- tative dances was i'Giga," a lively folk dance. It was much enjoyed by the girls, especially those who preferred more spirited movements. Of the more recent dances there was "Prolfic." a dance which can be described only as "sprightly"g it was appropriately introduced in mid-spring. There are various advantages to be had from this type of physical education. Besides cultivating naturalness, it also develops the grace and poise of the girl, enabling her to walk with self-assurance and ease. There is a special drill in slow, rhythmic walking, designed for this very end. Natural dancing brings about a greater interest in and closer consideration of the individual. In this way the girls are really improving in personal attractiveness. Another advantage is the appre- ciation of form combined with the rhythm of the music. It is absolutely impera- tive that the girl should develop a keen sense of rhythm if she is to be at all success- ful in interpreting the dances. Along with this sense of rhythm there must be a beauty of form-a complete naturalness of movement. Through an understand- ing of the fine accomplishment of natural dancing the students acquire an appreciation of beauty of form. rhythm, and music, thus widening their capacity for enjoyment. Besides these advantages. the girls are also working very hard to make at least Bin the course. for the Women's Athletic Association has agreed to give those who get an A or a B a certain number of points towards the earning of their letters. . , -333, Q Pfvvle Ron' Cmlrlstein, Morrison. flrilmlsin. liilantl, Cullen, FOOTHALL Ellis, Mcfullough, Lzmdis, MeNeely, L. Kirkpatrick. TEAM ' inwl New -Mr. Kit-nhnlff. F'iiif:11a-1. P. Kirkpatrick. Cahovcj Bowman, Ilraase, Bayer, Cntshall, Livingston, Pierce, llJll"'lSUll. Fruit! l?ffn'f- agn r, iii gi-r, U'lirien, Downs. J. Smith. Boucher. Erlewine, Shugart, Hildebrand. DAVE ' GRIHHIN Athletic Manager E tat lettl FOOTBALL-September 25: Taft, 0: San Bernardino, 0. Taft played its first game of the season away from home, Although the Cougars showed concentrated offensive drives and a stubborn defense, the team was held to a scoreless tie by the strong San Berdoo elevens For the first game of the season the team functioned well. The handling of punts by Wagner and the line play of Bowman were the outstanding features of the game. October Z: Taft, 14: Visalia. 0. After a slow start, the Cougars defeated Visalia in their first conference game of the season. The score at the end of the half was 7 to 0, but late in the third quarter McNeely paved the way for the final score of the game with a sensational fifty-five-yard run. Soon after, the Cougars scored the touchdown and extra point that ended the scoring for the day, The team displayed good offense and defense for the second game of the season. Harvey, stellar back, played a good game for the visitors. October 16: Taft 13: Santa Maria, O. Working smoothly as a unit, the Cougars downed the Saints in a hotly contested battle on the latter's home field. Scoring in the second and fourth quarters, the Taft team exhibited a unined spirit that continued throughout the game. The second string received a baptism of Ere in stopping a concentrated aerial attack near the end of the second quarter. October 24: Taft, 0: Califomia Christian, 0. Although showing a spirited offensive attack in the fourth quarter, the Cougars were unable to penetrate the strong defense of the Panthers. The Southern elevens seemed to have a jinx on the local team as this was the second time the Cougars had been held to a scoreless tie. The game soon turned into a kicking duel between Pierce, of the Cougars, and the fullback of the opposing team. The feature of this duel was Pierce's kick of eighty-five yards from behind his own goal line. Wagner, of the Cougars, was the only consistent ground gainer of either team. October 30: Taft, 0: Porteroille, 7. The passing combination of Ettner to Hnpn was the feature of the Porterville game. Catching the Cougars napping in th" Erft ouarter, the Northern eleven scored its only touchdown and conversion. A fumble inside the tive-yard line cost Taft a possible touchdown and a chance to TEAM IN ACTION fahovci ON THE FIELD IN THE 'l'AF'l'-PORTISRVILLE GAME JMX SMITH Athletic Manager fat rightl tie the score. The Cougars were handicapped in this game because of injuries. November 7: Taft, 6: Cal Poly, 13. Since many of the players were still suffering from injuries, the Cougars were unable to put their full strength on the field for this game. However, it was necessary for the Coast eleven to extend themselves to the limit to emerge on the long end of the score. November 14: Taft, 0: Bakersfield, 12. The Big Game! Although the Rene- gades were expected to win by a considerable score, the Cougars held them in check very handily. Bakersfield scored early in the second quarter on a typical Warner reverse around end. The second score came as a result of the interception of a Cougar pass on Taft's seven-yard line. From this vantage position, the Rene- gades used another reverse to score the final touchdown. Phil Kirkpatrick of the Taft team was the outstanding player on the field and was the chief ground gainer of the Taft eleven, accounting for thirty-five yards in one dash. In this game Taft accounted for more first downs than Bakersfield. November 26: Taft, 7: Ventura. 0. Climaxing a rather mediocre season, the Cougars engaged the Ventura Pirates on the latter's home field. Both teams were handicapped by a muddy gridiron and played the entire game in a downpour. In a desire to win the game, the Cougars functioned smoothly as a unit. and good gener- alship was shown by their leaders. The Pirates, famed for their ability to use the Rockne shift. were stopped with little effort. Late in the game the Cougars scored the winning touchdown of the game with a thirty-five yard pass from Kaufman to Goldstein. This pass and the sensational playing of Livingston at end were the highlights of the game. Statistics show that the football team had a fairly successful season, winning three games, losing three games, and tying two games. Much praise must be given to the coaches and to the members of the squad for their untiring efforts to attain success. The football banquet at the end of the hard season can hardly repay the coaches and players for their achievements on the football field. Although the Junior College will lose such players as Lee Kirkpatrick, Jack Smith, Dean Landis. Claude Downs, it is possible that these losses will be mitigated by the incoming freshmen. Back Rau'-Mr. Kienholz, D. Smith, McCullough, Braase, Tharp, Head, Eiland, R. Williams, I. Smith. Front Row-DeCastro, Boucher, Lyle, Kurtz, Forgie, Erlewine, Wagner. BASKETBALI3-Although failing to repeat last year's Valley championship record, the Cougars were a hard-working bunch of fighters and showed snappy teamwork. Defensively, they were the equal of any team they played during the year, but they proved weak on the offensive. The two Bakersfield games showed this, as the main difference between the two teams lay in the fact that the Rene- gades were able to hit the bucket with more frequency than the Cougars. Taft finished fourth in official league standing, winning three Valley confer- ence games and losing five. The Cougars scored 392 points in all, against the op- position's 444, including the scores of all games participated in by both first and second teams. At the end of the playing season six men were rewarded for their services to the team. Wagner and Lyle, forwards: Head, pivot man: and Eiland, D. Smith. and Erlewine were awarded letters. With the good material on hand combined with that of the incoming freshmen a big season is anticipated for next year. SCHEDULE December l l December 12 December 19 January 9 . January 10 January 15 .... . January 22 .... ... ............. Taft, 14: Santa Maria ...........Taft,1l:Moran .......Taft, 26: San Berdoo Second Team, 1: San Berdoo Taft, 16:Moran, Second Team, 36: Moran ..........Taft,27:CalPoly, Second Team, 24: Cal Poly ..........Taft, 23: CalPoly ..........Taft, 30: Reedley January 29 .... ........... T aft, 25: Visalia January 30 ...... ........... T aft, 16: Bakersfield I Second Team. 25: Bakersfield - February 5 ...... .......... T aft, 19: Porterville S' February 13 ..... ......... T aft, 16: Porterville 2 February ,,,,, .... T aft, Visalia February 27 ,,,,, ..... T aft, 32: Reedley Q . March 5 ,,, .. . Taft, 213 Bakersfield 3 . 1 in . fi' 6 f ' ,. .FL lt 1 lim!! fb ... E l':xpv 'II:'l'l5' 1 1 4 X. -,T ...- Af-- Back Ro-it'-Coach Kienholz, Cutshall, Cranston. Salisbury, Oxford. Martin, A. Coltrin, VVagner, Manager jacks. Front Ru-it'-Slitigzirt, lirlewine. Boucher, D. Smith, Braase. Miller, Defastro. BASEBALL-Taft Junior College had a wealth of material for every position on the team, enough to gladden any coach's heart. Due to the fact that there was no league in the Valley Conference, it was necessary to seek games with schools that were available. Ciames were scheduled with teams in Central and Southern California which might be classed as the best in their respective territories. These games were arranged on a home and home schedule, and it is to be regretted that the yearbook will go to press before the completion of the schedule. Games with Santa Maria, Fullerton, Cal Poly, and Moran have yet to be played. March 18-Taft. 21: Shannon High School, II. In the opening game of the season the Cougars defeated Shannon on the latter's home lot. Cutshall al- lowed the Coast batters only two hits in the first seven innings. With his re- moval from the game, the Shannon players staged a batting rally in the final stage of the game that netted them nine runs. March 25-Taft, 21: Delano High School. 7. A practice game was played with Delano High School on their field. The final score was never in doubt as the Cougars piled up a lead in the early part of the game. April 2-Taft. 7: Santa Maria, I5. Playing a ragged game against the Saints. the Taft nine was defeated for the first time. Eleven errors by the Cougars accounted for many of the runs scored by their opponents. Avril 9-Taft. 9: Cal Poly. 8. Playing their first game at home, the Cougar nine celebrated with a win over the Cal Poly team. A batting rally in the sixth inning by the Coast nine almost turned defeat into victory. Martin pitched ef- fective baseball in the early innings of the game but was replaced by Cutshall in the sixth after filling the bases. ln the eighth inning Taft started a batting rally of her own that tied and won the game. Avril 16-Taft, 2: Cal Christian. 8. This game was played on the oppo- nent's diamond in perfect baseball weather. The pitchers of both teams allowed only five hits each, but the errors by the Cougar players caused their defeat. The feature of this game was the home run by Cutshall with Kurtz on base. 'ASpokes" Martin and Cutshall did the pitching for Taft. y Anril 22-Taft, 7: Bakersfield. 1. Taft defeated Bakersfield on the Rene- gades' diamond in their annual game. Good baseball weather brought out the best in each team. Martin and Cutshall shared the pitching assignment for the afternoon. Martin featured the game with some excellent pitching in his four innings on the mound. . 45 4 . .tsx Li "tM.lEL,ll. Tl, V' Il A - , .KC , .- cfrrmisca-"NQr""' 1 I I X .t f., . , ., l ' 5 lim' Bark Ratt'--lieail, Denning, xRll11lZll11S, Tharp, fi. Smith. McCullough. Coltrin. Frau! Row-Living stun. May, llasliam, Newkirk. Kirkpatrick. TRACK-Taft-Bakersfield Meet, March 19. Taft dropped its first meet of the season to Bakersfield, 71M -3216, as the Renegades proved to be in better shape than the Cougars. Denning, with 8 points, took high scoring honors for Taft. 1-le took second in both hurdle events and tied with his team-mate, Eiland, for second in the high jump. Forgie garnered second in both sprints, trailing Tyack. Bakersfield ace. Goldstein took second in the javelin with a toss of 155 geet. 1lVlcCullough placed second in the 16-pound shot with a toss of 41 feet inc es. Taft-Fresno Frosh-BakersfieId-Visalia Meet. March 26. The powerful Frosh team proved too strong for the Jaysee teams and doubled the combined scores of Taft, Bakersfield, and Visalia. Denning gave a spectacular performance by tying for first in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet 1 inch. Livingston showed promise in the mile but was beaten in the final sprint for the tape in the good early season time of 4:43. McCullough took third in the shot with a heave of 41 feet. Taft-Visalia Meet, April 2. The Cougars defeated Visalia, 67-42. Living- ston won both the half and the mile and then came back in the quarter only to be beaten to the tape by inches. McCullough won both the shot and the discus. Denning won both hurdle events and trailed Eiland, his team-mate, in the high jump. Kirkpatrick showed improvement in winning the century in 10.3 seconds. Tharp took second in the broad -iump with a leap of 19 feet 9 inches. Taft-Porteruille Meet, April 0. The Cougars easily defeated Porterville in a dual meet, 67-42. Livingston showed great possibilities, defeating Sickles, star middle distance runner, in the half mile. Denning again took scoring honors with 18 points. winning the javelin with a heave of 160 feet and coming off first in both timber events and second in the high jump. McCullough won both the shot and the discus without difficulty. Forgie won the 220 in 23.5 seconds. Williams tied for first in the pole vault with a leap of 10 feet 9 inches. Tharp took second in the broad jump, clearing 21 feet for his best competitive effort to date. Valley Meet. April 22. The Valley Meet was held at night at Bakersfield. ln this meet Taft won second place, with 3514 points. Livingston won the mile and two mile in 4:45.8 and 10:51 respectively. Denning won the iavelin with a toss of 166 feet 6 inches and tied for first in the high iump at 5 feet 9 inches. Mc- Cullough placed second in the shot with a heave of 41 feet 6 inches and fourth in the discus. Tharp and Phil Kirkpatrick placed second and third respectively in the broad jump. Goldstein won second place in the javelin. Ae ' , Hfifffsf' aa"'.lJ ON THE COURTS TENNIS-Taft was severely handicapped by the fact that there were not more tennis players in the Junior College this year. Several matches were played with schools in the Valley and Coast cities, but lack of players prevented placing a strong team on the courts. The graduation of Gilger and Eastwood left only two players eligible for conference matches, but the above men were used in non-con- ference play. However, it is expected that a number of the present members of the high school that will be graduated this year will enter the Junior College next fall and bolster the strength of the team considerably. As the yearbook goes to press, there are meets to be played with Cal Poly and Fullerton, and there is a return engagement with Bakersfield. Taft-Bakersfield, March 19. Taft net players were decidedly off form in this match with Bakersfield. Bakersfield won three of the four singles matches that were played and lack of time prevented completion of the remaining doubles matches. Eastwood was the only Taft player to win a match, defeating Rister 6-3, O-6, 6-3. Price, Bakersfield ace, defeated O'Brien 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in a hard- fought match. Bailey, Bakersfield. defeated Page 9-7, 6-l: and Garber, Bakers- field, defeated Ciilger 7-9, 6-l, 6-4 in a spirited contest. Taft-Santa Maria, April 2. Santa Maria proved too strong for the Cougar racket wielders in this meet, and Taft failed to win a match. Taft was consider- ably handicapped by the loss of its number-one player, Tom O'Brien. Nelson Page, Ralph Gilger, and Melville Eastwood represented Taft in this meet. Van Zandt. Santa Maria, downed Page 6-2, 6-1: Hopkins, Santa Maria. won from Gilger 7-5, 6-1: and Najar, Santa Maria, defeated Eastwood 6-2, 6-3. In the doubles it was necessary for Taft's doubles team to play two successive matches. Van Zandt and Hopkins defeated Page and Gilgcr 6-4, 6-3: and Hopkins and Najar won from the same team 5-7, 6-4, 6-1. Valley Tournament, April 9- Taft was represented in the Valley tourna- ment at Porterville by Nelson Page and Tom O'Brien. Tom O'Brien played in the singles matches and paired with Page to play in the doubles. After defeating Reedley 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the first round and Visalia 6-2, 6-2 in the second, the Cougar pair lost to Bakersield 9-7, 6-2 in the final round of play. In the singles play Markley, of Visalia, won from O'Brien after a hard struggle by a score of 6-4, 6-4. In this match it was necessary for O'Brien to come from behind in both sets to tie the score at four games apiece, Ny' .,. 1 5.1 Page Tlllxt Th PP SERIOUS MOMENTS IN A JAY- SEE DAY-Good old Rooms 18. Looks studious: doesn't it? Just such heads as these, gentle reader, filled in the blanks in the last intelligence test with the following bright re- marks: "A darb is the loose outer garment worn by Roman citizens." "Glue is the coagulated substance formed from milk." "The soft tissue which fills the cavities of bones is fallow." "By washing is meant any external ap- plication intended to beautify the hair." Light Absorptionffhe scientists of tomorrow in a moment of absorbing interest in the phys- ics lab. In fact they are so absorbed that they don't even seem to know the photographer is there. Paging Mr. Millikanl This Descriptive Geometry! Composed of a mixture of sloping desks and industry. of lines and lines, and, on occasion, of whines and whines. It isn't the only class that aives the low moans. How about Howes' classes after he gets through giving one of his famous auestinns entitled "If so. why? If not. why not? Fxnlain. Give examples." Wherefore? Wh" for? Whither.P Wfhence? and Guess who? Alchemv. Strange odors and lurid concoc- rifms. Fvil smells of ammonia. rotting onions. anpfl onns fAfter his first whiff of hydrogen sulqde. one of the chemistry inexperts was heard to murmur sadly, "I'll never like eaas again " l. and something that smells like cof- fee. lt is coffee-or rather. if was coffee. Bright Remarks of a Little Frosh: Hansen fto chem. class in lecturel: "Wlv'r's the refldest thing you know?" Clayton: "Lipstick" Zoo. Lab. Frogs. Sharks. Rats. Amphioxus. "It's a long, long way from Amphioxus, But we came from there!" Famous sayings: "Ooh! How can you stand it? The way those frogs wiggle, and the smell of that shark's grease!" "You may wash as you like, you may scrub as you will. But the scent of a shark clings around you still." LIGHTER MOMENTS IN JAYSEE LIFE-Senior Welcome Dance.Pretty girls in filmy dresses, lights turned low, soft col- ored decorations, pulsating music. The Seniors all said it was a royal welcome we gave them. Yeah, and who wouldn't think so after danc- ing to the strains of that heavenly music? Col- legiate, that's the word! Dances, banquets, de- bates, teas, shows, expeditions-all the gala times we've had in li'l ole T. J. C. this year! Bootleggers? No, guess again. I t's only some of our geology class roving at large in the great open spaces. "Thar's gold in them thar hills?" "Naw." "Well, anyway, thar's rocks in Red Rock Canyon." But, ah, alas, and woe is us! We fear the Canyon "ain't what it used to be," after seeing the stupendous pile of small boul- ders that came home with the class. Oooh, Snow! The women of the W. A. A. in a jovial mood. Oh, gurruls, lookit all the snow! If you ask me, it looks as if they were about to biff the photographer in the eye. Now, you look out! Eeek! it's c-cold! I think a b-bonfire would be a nice idea.-Oh, lookit that big mountain over there, all covered with snow. Isn't that just too cute? These Debaters! We know 'em. "Ladies and gentlemen, exams are being given. Exams have been given. Exams can be done away with. Exams must be done away with. They are a menace to society. Think of the little helpless students forced to take exams! We ask you! Is that right, is it fair, is that just? No! And again NO! And again no!" "lTime.j" "I thank you." The judges will now render their decisions. just Four Charming Girlies. Any boy for girll would be proud to know them! Anyone wishing to obtain their addresses may do so by sending in his name. with references, to the Dean of Women. fWe blushingly admit that we were so taken with Rudy's cute lit- tle ways that we were guilty of referring to him as "she". And was he burned up?j .xx-, '-5 -. af 1' fs., .,,e.,M li 'H lf!! fn . ' N44 N ldlg ,V ef ,bl .iz 5' jt I f L. 1 .., J "f,.' :G 'f 'Ft . 'ma' -' '.t A' 'rl - . -V, I Na., .lg , e 4 gif " ff- , , , - -I : rn, - .' -. t' . .- '-1 3" X f A , . !':L,w Lil. On, Boys, Ploughing to a finish on a hot spring day. Pep! School Spirit. Hope we beat Bakersield when we meet 'em. Speaking of Bakersfield, that's a queer place. They must believe in guests' furnishing their own bedding or some- thing. Anyway, this announcement appeared on the J. C. Bulletin awhile back: "The J. C. Convention will be held in Bakersfield Satur- day. All those going please be sure to turn in their sheets to Mr. Howes." Brawny He-Men. Dear Sir or M adam, as the case may be, may we present our boxing team in a moment of inaction? This stupendous tonnage of bulging striated tissue makes us think of things like, "With a right hook to the left jib he drew the claret and felled him in the third round, knocking off his cham- pionship crown,-thus leaving the field open for Corbett and Sharkeyf' Hear That Whistle? Hockey match just af- ter the goal. You can tell who made the point by the grins. It seems to be an energetic mo- ment for Miss Finlayson. No, little Oswald, that isn't icing on those hills. It's snow,-just an old Taft custom. What, do we hear a sar- donic laugh? Oswald. we'll tell your mama on you! Golf Club. Some of our ardent golfers stop making birdies long enough to pose for the camera-man and looks at the little birdie as di- rected. And while we're talking about horses. that reminds me. One of our coeds wrote in an English paper: "As Pippa stood watching, the bridle party entered the church." And went trotting up the aisle to the music of "Here comes the bride," we suppose. Rogues' Gallery? No, the wrestling team. Our modest heroes consent to pose, and what a time we had! No sooner did we get them all herded onto the campus than one of the virile members would disappear, and in process of retrieving him, more would be lost. It was a great game, if you didn't weaken. The editor was practically tearing her hair and thinking words to this effect: !"'?-!!""?! AROUND THE CAMPUS-Those "After the F inals" Blues. Our camera man while exploring on the campus was fortu- nate enough to stalk up unseen on that rare animal, a J. C. student of the genus studiens in one of its characteristic poses. The drooping attitude and pensive expression of this speci- men are commonly seen just after the season of exams or at that time of year when grade slips are ripe. Caught in the Act. "Hey, Nita, look out!" But our agile photographer was too quick for them. So we have preserved here for posterity this graceful and amiable picture of our Three Musqueteereftes plus a pair of unidentified knees in temporary service as a railing or hand- hold in case of a slip. Ut is our private opin- ion that these belong to Smyserj Ballyhoo. Come on, boys! Let's give three for our yell leader! Rah! Rah! Rah! Basham! J. C. Announcement: "Pep assembly tomor- row S. A. P. in the Little Theatre." Oh, yes, ana' from now on we gotta go to assembly. or they'll give us a cut in classes! Shades of the J. C. S. B. officers taking roll and worried- ly trying to identify their charges. Spring Fever. Our J. C. "pocket hanky" campus is a big attraction on a balmy spring day. Quality, not quantity. is the idea. Nice green grass to sit on, nice warm sunshine, a tasty bit of chit-chat. and that ni-ice, lazy, dreamy sorta feeling. And then the teachers wonder why we cut class! Or do they." Did you ever see Hansen suppress a big yawn on one of those balmy afternoons? lust an Idle Moment. The Hon. Phil and other notables as snapped in a moment of talk on the steps of Roo-m 18. "Say, Joe, let us in on the secret. When's Ditch Day gonna be?" Everybody knows about Ditch Day- except the would-be ditchers. "Joe, c'mon and do your history!" That famous history class in which someone once wrote that the Coun- cil of Worms was a council held to plan how to rid the Church of worms. 'Oh T l f . ' A x: 1 'f --il , Q ' f" fl-Vf 'l'Itl"X trf".r'11 X :Vx ' . A , v 3,15 If , ,, .5 .1 . ,5 X W , f f' fi 2. ,,4gE,H mf ' T- Q ,ef ' Jw.-gtk' 1 . . ,, Hx, '-v,.- " 1. 4 I 5 , ' . 15' . v. J. .fa si. mi AL ' 1' .k. "r fi' mv:- fif-. -. ,,.-g,.-. .JW -LJ F' va -J - 1 ,U ', , 1 ' 1,1-.' Eff :Ns- S4- - F ,r -Y.. . 1 .5 -1. 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A ul .J ' ' r ' ll A in lr U 1 v L '5 I .1 ., I 1 1 AL 'E' v ll., ' VMS J. y tr"I YQJ? In .I l .-1 . . .Vi v, .4 V-LV ,' Q. " 4 .- A, , . ! ul ,, , . K ' 413' . .1 -L, P 5 .' 'Q + , fl L n if . il r H .ENV ,fb Y 1 , A 1 A "U-w "UL 'S .., i V 4 "Ps" 1 .MS 1 .T 'f A ..- ,ty ff. ' LJ r.. if .,,.. U I 4 YQ T111-I LOllliYA1iN'I'RANCfE TO THE MAIN IZFILDINI Lvff to Rflllll-lWllN5Cl'. Blackburn. Brand, Rinloul, Morris. RIN'roI'I, Cat leftj ADMINISTRATION-Oiit of the past comes the present. Twenty years ago high school in Taft was held in one building, the present Conley School. Today Taft Union High School has six well-equipped buildings. designed to give the highest degree of educational service possible. Not content to cease their achievements, the administration has made l932 a building year in order that Taft may have all the facilities obtainable in the matter of education. At present a music building that surpasses all other buildings for architect- ural beauty is under construction opposite the tennis courts. It contains three enormous rooms for the orchestra, band, and glee clubs. The orchestra room, it is estimated, alone will accommodate one hundred instruments. The glee club room is built on the style of an amphitheatre and will hold both the boys' and girls' clubs at the same time. A special feature of the building is found in the ten small practice rooms that will be made practically sound-proof. Two other projects during the year have been the installing of a bookkeeping office and the creating of an attendance ofiice in the front lobby, thus keeping the main oflice clear for other work. As an addition to sports equipment, a golf course has been built behind the grandstand. Marring the close of an almost perfect year, Principal W. T. Walton was forced to temporarily leave his position because of throat trouble. Mr. Bauman, vice-principal, with the aid and co-operation of the trustees and the administra- cn. successfully completed the year. BOARD OF TRUSTEES President ............. ............ ................ B . Rintoul Clerk ........ ........ ........ ......... ........ H . N . Morris L. Rex Musser Mrs. Gladys Cameron W. F. Blackburn C. Brand ADMINISTRATION Principal ................................ W. T. Walton Vice-Principal .......................... F. A. Bauman Dean Of Junior College . . . .... J. G. Howes Attendance Supervisor .... -.-- M . L- Doner Lufi lo Riyhl--Bauman, Howes, Duncr. xxIAI.'l'IlN fn! rightl FROM THE PRINCIPAL-The tools of education-books, laboratory experiments, and so forth-change from century to century and from year to year. Though some of your geometry is Euclid's and some of your experiments are those of Archimedes, the substance of education is not what it was even a hundred years ago. Your education is enriched by a flood of new things. The next generation will have its new things, all of which may pass away. Unless you are led to make special use of these subjects that you are here studying, either in more extensive study or in the world of work to which you go, you will forget them, as others before you have lost much of the substance of their school- mg. There is, however, a form of education that you are acquiring, unconscious- ly perhaps, that you can never forget: for it is woven into the very cells of your being and will carry on to the end of your time, and mayhap through the ages that lie beyond you. It is your association with those you meet in these halls and class rooms and on these playgrounds. We are a conglomeration of all we have met. varying according to the length of time and the intensity of association. The nature of the conglomeration also depends on our choice of what we assimilate. SOI say for my earnest message to you: Be alert to take to yourself all of good that may come your way. Do not helplessly accept the useless and the harmful. nor lazily make only one or two contacts during your school years. In this school we have twelve hundred people, most of whom come from the finest homes and possess the finest qualities, some having gone through the best colleges in the land and having gained therein culture and refinement. It is your privilege to select from these what you will ac uire. q You educate me and I educate you by our contacts. When we separate, I will carry away with me a part of you in the weave of my life, and you will carry a part of me. With all my heart I hope that I live so that what you get from me will be good. ennobling. and refining. I can sincerely say that my life has been enriched and beautified by my associations in Taft. -W. T. Walton, Principal. . fi' 'I -Q 4 - ,fi .aff- .,..... ,ln ,,,4,,,,,.Q.r ,,l,x,-QQQ'-. QE' ,- '4- "'r R. , . TEX. 'lf 'X DYKICS A e ROSE N v NIVINNICS " " CAM!-I 43. C XLR LEE Kill , BAILAR hugs STANSE H. ...Eg ' KE' , " 'rm YH X E' a 1'-4 f 5 ' 1' ax :iw gli' ly-', ,Lg YM? .L... 3,55 1. g. '!. PVTIZRSUN TLXRLING M YICRS STE1 N1Nms1gR Rom: IIENIJERSUN 1.1. POLLARD MACARTHVR IIANSEN KlEN1u'1.z PAULSEN BAKER Jlvnmfs SCOTT BORELL HARVISON NEWVl.EE ToMER1.xN ll-ANG SCIIUMACIIER PECKIIAM FACULTY DR. H. R. DYKES School Phvxifian AMY C. PETERSON Librarian JEAN Po1.1.ARn Tyfing, lozrrnalixm A. E. lAfl1XCAR'l'llUR llirrctor Vomfiorul Iiflum tion, Rclaird Tz'rl1nir'1zl FRANK VV. RosE ll'1atlir'mafifs, Pl1ysir.r. Survryiug MYXRION E. IDARLING Hixiory, Englixh, Sindy Hall IIANS VV. HYXNSHN Cl'lt'Nll5f7'j', Grology. Head Scirnrc L. J. KxENHm.z Mathmnatics. Director Athlrlicx ERNEST LNCINNES Public S1'z'aking MAEEI. MYERS English CATHERINE PAULSEN English VV. D. BAKER Carman, Lnfin VV. ETHE1. CAMPBELL Vofal and In.rtr1nnrnful llllrsif ALMA H. STFEININCER Art, Home Drcorating, Stage Craft BERTHA M. JUDGES Spanish, Frvnrh RAYMOND H. SCOTT Booklrrrf'ir:g, Bllsiizcxx Training HARVEY R. LEE Pliysfrnl Education, Sofiology, Economics, Athlrtifs JAMES M. Roan l-load lllailicmatifs, Physics RALEIGH A. BORELL Dravnatifx, Stage Craft, English THELMA HARv1SoN English, Dramatics SARAH F. BAILAR Sjvanish, Latin DOR0'l'H1' HENDERSON Craft BAILEY H. NEWLEE English C. L. TOMERLIN Hixtory, Eronomirs. COWl17IE'fClUl Law HENRX' T. IMES English, Pliilosolviyv SIDNEY S. S. STANSELI. Gmzrral Scirncn, Biology jumus LANG Orclwstm, Baud JAY SCHUMACHER Alachinz' Shofv DOYLE S. PECKIIALI Head English FACULTY EDVVARD G. SEwEI.I. MatlI4'imI!iz'.r, Ailllrtzl-.r DOROTHY L. BE.IRusI.Ex' Physiral Education PIIYI.I.Is I. PouI.IN I'y,"ifIy, BOUkkI'Ff'!'7' MAURICE D. BEJACII lllaflrm.-In!I'cs M.-wo M. JONES 0rrn1'atim:.v, Sflllfj' Hall, Huvincxs 1?ngli.vh C.-ITIIERINE A. FINI..-XYSON PIIy.vif:aI Edumiian SYDNEY D. NIELSEN Vocal IlIn.riI' THEI,M,x VVIIITE Funds, I7!rtrfiI'.r VINCENT VV. HEI.IvI.x Ilisforyv Atlrlffirs MII,nREn M. B.-IER llrad Ilmm' licvnzmrfus, C'o.vt:ni'r' Dvxigu, f'lDfll1'Hfj VERN E. MIII,I.EN Plryximl Edlrrufiml, AflII:'1iI'.v LOUISE IUIMRERT Ifnglixli E. A. Ross Aviation P.IUI.INE LYON Chrrninry. GI'm'rnl Scivmr ERMA RUssEI.I, Nrrrxr, Ilnmv IVIIVJIVIIQI. f'j'gl'f'Il0 MAUDE BUNDAY lllktory GEORGE R-. XXV.-XTSON AIfl'IllHlfl'l11 I7ra1I'ing, I71'.I'M'if'fl'1'1' GP0lIl1'fl',X' G. B. NOAKES !VvmI'1c'ork, CHVf'l'l!f7'-X', Rrlalrd Tffllllfflll FRED BEIVl"l'Y Forgr, Ornnmmllal Iran FI.OIsE SMITH Euglixh H. E. GII,I'ER'r Auto 0f'0I'Ufl-till. Mcclxanics A. J. CONRAD IV00d'lL'0fk, Fabiurf flflaleiug IEI'r:ENE M. JOHNSTON Jllatlrrnlatim, Gvnrrul Scirncv, Arlrldivs FLORENCE E. IJNDERVVOOD Sf!'!l0gl'l1f,lj', Typing, Brlsivlfsx English H. S. Nlx lVvlding AJ ICE G. A1'wOon Biology, Grurral Srirucr JOSEPIIINE C. SQUIRE Home Ecormmirs CNET I.. BAIRI: Gvucral Sricnce, Algebra, Bu.rines.r Training SEWELI. JONES HELMA Ross WVATSIJN GILFERT NIx BEAnnsI.Icv FI NI.M'sON BAER LYON NOAKI-is CON Imn Afwoon I'Ol'I.I N N I IcI.sIcN M I'I.I.I-:N RI'ssEI.I, BICATTY JOHNSTON SQUIRE New 2 f I Bl-'JAFII if Y XVIIITE J LA:I1lIIzR'r 51' 1 HI'NImx' , SMITH ' ' U NDEIUVUUD f' BAIRD J if j ' .aj ffl 5'-yyl 5 I , J -1 Q 5: fpiigfm 1 - s.. I fx in :dp , N f- YI rl. . I 2 I 22? F I -2 A 'F H - - I , I Iv wi-rg? X 's vw , ,.-. -ag., fn- .'w,"'-. G A s X. , . .. i .V lx R 1 1 v .sz H 1 I S. 2,5-IW HAQQE 'uk Q: V X 6 - :Fi ' li s -1- " 'Eff' EMPLOYEES-Omce Girls.Observe the industrious positions of these girls. We be- lieve that Donna is actually checking the Rand. Usually we find Phyllis Poulin run- ning off scads of figures that mean nothing at all to us, though they do say she pays the bills around here. On the other hand, there's Eva. We don't know when we've seen Eva so still. Noon Angels and Night Guardian. Meet the most efficient corps of life savers in existence. Ladies and Gentlemen, from left to right you have Mrs. Emma Coker, Mrs. Helen Ritenour. Mrs. Lora Hamiltong and in front-Mrs. Rose Harris and Mrs. Afra Richmond. Stand- ing by himself, good Sightseers, you observe Mr. H. V. McFadden, the night watchman. to whom we are much indebted. We don't re- member how many times he has prevented would-be burglars from lifting Taft Hi, but we do know that it was too many. Janitors and Gardeners. They keep the school presentable, clean pinafore, scrubbed finger nails, and all the trimmings. In the back row are F. A. Lincoln. C. Platzek. J. C. Foster lhead janitorj, W. H. Daniels fengineerj, F. Relyea, and J. R. Downs. In front are P. Hawke fhead gardenerl, Mrs. V. Galloway. and J. T. Williams. Transportation.You probably came to school with one of them. These are the men who toot their warning whistles just as you're grab- bing your last bite of oatmeal. Just in case you haven'r been introduced, they are R. A. John- son fhead of transportationj, W. H. Daniels. C. D. Hitchcock. V. W. Casey, F. Ternan, J. M. Gwin: and in front-R. B. Donahue, R. D. Clinton, J. T. Williams, W. H. Montigel and R. Winslow. Student Cafeteria Force. And here we have the Noon Angels' assistants. Their chief du- ties are serving, cleaning up. and breaking dishes. From left to right in the back row are Bernard Owen. Ervin Schlichten, David Pett. Archie Brown. Lester Brown, and Ida Hyde. In the second row are Phyllis Montgomery. Pauline Bryant. Maude Thurman, Nora Cro- nin. Porter Torrey, Wilma Burns, and Thel- ma Delaney. In the front row are Hiram Tor- rey. Bessie Murray, Wanda Edwards, Jessie Dosier, and Ivan Moats. AROUND THE CLASSRO0MS- A Stitch in Time Saves Nine, and simply marvelous creations can be made from old straw hats. These potential "Curlylocks" seem to be learning to hemstitch rather than sew a fine seam. Wait until you see the girls strut and whirl in their fashion show. Talk about Paris models! Taft's frocks have it, they, them, and those. Can You Bake a Cherry Pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy? "They can bake a cherry pie: they're the apple of my eye," gurgles Miss Whi'te. Our advice is to grab one while you can, girls. There is no handier appliance about a kitchen than a husband who can cook. The trouble is that they're learning to wield a mean rolling pin. too. We do hate to make catty re- marks. but we're perfectly willing to bet loft the school grounds! a two-cent stamp that the boys wipe their hands on their cords. Rags! Bottles! Old Brass for Sale! More nice things are made in cellars. Take candle- sticks for instance. All right, go ahead and take Candlesticks. You'll probably get your hands slapped if you do, though. As for us. we guess we'll have a pewter bowl of spinach, please. On the other hand, some really artistic junk has been snatched out of the would-be Metal Crafters' hands and remodeled by teacher for Exhibit Day. Queek, Get Zee Nose Line! "Art for Art's sake." explain the freehand drawers. To tell the truth. though, we were up prowling in the room one day, and we were positively able to identify the model in a drawing. lLater it turned out to be somebody else. but we recog- nized something before the rest of the school, anyhow.2 They also make posters there, too. Come to think of it, what lovely memories posters bring back. You know, things like toasters, toasters, coasters, etc. etc. ,Twas theDay' beforeExams,and all through the library "not a creature was stirring, not even a mousef' We don't want to carry this wagering into the ground. nor yet lead the students into bad habits, but just one more time-we would so like to lay a dime that Mrs. Pete is in that picture somewhere. even though not readily apparent. Otherwise the place would show a little more life.-a bit of activ- ity, as it were. K , ...,4. t., e at" 'lt It . .ivy I Ere- 51 f-..- I.. . :- ti w . ,, .,,,,,!l2 we-f--45 STUDENTS, ALIJS' Welding. This class positively reminds one of dear old New "Yawk," where one is awakened by the in- spiring clatter of the riveters working on the skyscraper in the next block! We cer'nly are thrilled to think that these boys will someday startle the world with a big bang land crashl. They tell us that they think nothing of slaving for hours over a bench. Oh. well. as a matter of fact we don't think so much of it ourselves. "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree." Boy. oh boy. don't they wish they werel But-bang. bang. bang, goes the hammer on the anvil. all day long. And just a word of explanation: this. little boys and girls of radio land. is the "forage" shop where they make the chisels for which desperate teachers are constantly putting in requisitions. Seriously speaking. however. we are reliably informed that more iron than a little manages to get battered and dented in here. Actors All. The photographer certainly did pose this physics class well. They almost appear studious. Of course. it's near the end of the year, and Little rows of zeros. Oh. so very quaint, Make their graduation Look as though it ain'tl Mr. Roselooksasthough hewere about to spring thethought-provokingauestion:"Why did you take physics, son?" fThe answer. of course. is "Goodness only knows."'l And then speaking of teachers, the following notice appeared on a bulletin: " 'The Lyon and the Lambf a talkie. will be shown at noon today." Does His Epiglotlis Work? There seems to be a bit of dispute about it. Guess he's all right. thouah. if he eats the tidbit so daintily pro-of- fered him on tweezers. On the other hand. we have bugs. To be sure. bugs are apt to be a bit buggy-Still--we always contended that if we couldn't peer at the inside of a bug. why see him at all. "Cuflrllerl in Your Arms? That saber- toothed tiger looks as though it likes Bertha. We rather think she's a bit fond of him. too. judging from the tender look on her face. Con- lidentially though. these students aren't always so absorbed. Noon sometimes finds them madly leaping across the Jaysee Campus in pursuit of butterflies, though often as not all they scoop up is a few of the lighter-headed Jaysees. AROUND MORE CLASSROOMS- Ellis Tells the Economics Class. It must have been about the Sharkey Bill, or maybe it's about one of those old stand-by economics questions such as. 'AWhat determines wages. the cost of production or the demand for the product?" Explain that one if you can. It looks like an informal discussion. but let us tell you that. for the photographers sake. it's very. Uery formal. Once this class gets started. there's no stopping them. "A Branch of Mathematics That Treats with Spat'eandItsRelations.,, We think Vacuum would express it better. These students cer- tainly seem full of inanition. At any moment though. they may burst into song. Their fa- vorite chorus is "Geometry, Geometry. Oh. what do you do for me? I study you morning. noon. and night And still I get a C." Rather interesting. the way the students all seem to be looking at something that isn't. Tufo aml Two Make Four, or five. or maybe only three. We never could multiply. Neither can the bookkeeping classes. They can get more answers to one problem than an adding machine can get for half a dozen. And cer- tainly it isn't because they don't study. Ob- serue. if you please. those studious. not slud- ied. frowns on their faces. What! No Gum? Can such be so? We were always of the opinion that rhythm in type- writing depended upon the smack and s'urps cf gum meticulously chawed. They tell us. though. that typists now learn to type. fox trot. march. and waltz all at the same time. simply by listening to the phonograph in th" front of the room. Originally. we suppose. the music was meant to increase their accuracy. Still We Ponder, Still We Wonder. That is, they do until they're Seniors. Then they be- gin to realize that things are that way. though we know not why. There's never a freshman English class that fails to write its first theme on the improvements that could be made in the Study Hall. such as beds. windows to look out of. easy chairs, a soda fountain. and so forth. Yep. it could be done-. but the Ad- ministration simply doesn't understand. FROM SENIOR NOTEBOOKS-A DIP INTO ASTRONOMY. Often on a hot summer night, when the sky is an over-turned bowl set tight upon the earth, I stretch myself, back down. in the privacy of our lawn and examine the stars. Then starting my imagination going, I settle back to watch the results. Lazily, I mull over the thought that I can have my choice of all the billions of trillions of stars that I can see in that clear, blue-black vastness to dream about. Why, more than that-I might even choose from those I can't see. No, there are too many of that kind, and, being human, I'll take something tangible-that large one about two yards from my nose, for instance. Is it possible that that small speck of light as a world like ours-as big or even bigger? Perhaps people like us live there and call it home. Of course. they might not be just like us-they might have two noses, or only one leg, or rubber hair: or their trees might come in shades of orchid instead of green: or they could be such a race of superior beings that we would be to them what animals are to us. Perhaps at this very moment, a girl on that earth has chosen this world to write her English theme about--or would it be "English," and would she "write" it? I wonder what their religion is-if they have one at all. Have they heard of our A'depression," and do they drink water? Probably, if I were to ask a scientist, he would coldly inform me that my planet is a sun and not an earth at all. But even that wouldn't dampen my spirit. I'd blithely skip to another star and begin all over again in my romancing. But this imagination of mine sometimes gets beyond control. And, then, I am suddenly and swiftly filled with an awful realization of infinite space. I close my eyes and have the nauseating sensation of being hurtled out-past the stars, past the planets, past everything, until, out there, I reach the low, brick wall. I see it so plainly-always the same-a weathered wall with a tiny leafless vine running over it. With that picture comes a wave of relief and safety, and, quietly back to solid ground again, I choose another star for dreaming. -Elizabeth Furby, '32 fPrize Essayj SUCKERS. Trout-flashing darts Of rainbow and silver Leaping for flies On hooks. -Ruthe McMasters, '32 Hnowx l..E'rx.ow remember" and "Don't-you-remember?" are two of the greatest sources of enjoyment as students pass from high school life to other things: and yet, memories become blurred and inaccurate in many respects as the years pass. The Seniors of 1932 will always remember their last year in Taft Union High School for its successes, but they will also forget many things. Then with the aid of old yearbooks, the past will rise again before reminiscent eyes. "Don't you know that in the school year of 1931-32 the Taft-Bakersfield game was won for the second time? Russell Letlow was acting captain that year. Remember the honors we received in All-Valley rating? Four Seniors, Ralph York, Johnny Goodell, Russell Letlow, and Hugh Ciribbin. made the team. After football season was over, the Seniors were well represented among the other sports: basketball, baseball, track, and tennis. Yes, Jack Lynch won the National Junior Championship for tennis that year. The Seniors always regarded that as a feather in their caps. "Scholastic distinction also added to the achievements of the Senior Class. Four Seniors, Dorothy Graham, Mary Weaver, Muriel Reaves, and Allen Barr, were awarded life membership in the California Scholarship Federation. Many others were recognized for their scholastic activities. And Ralph York was elected Student Body President twice. "The class was adequately represented in forensics. Three of the members competed in various debating and extemporaneous contests. "And don't you recall the marvelous work that several of the Seniors did in dramatics? Remember Mary Weaver's performance in 'Within the Law'?" And so, too, will members of the class remember fragmentary happenings. Games, occurrences in each year of high school careers, social affairs, the happy days of school life, will be vividly recalled: and the past will be visualized and linked sadly or happily to the present. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER Lester Brown ..... ..... P resident .... ...... R ussell Letlow Mary Weaver . . . Richard Drury .. Corinne Varner . . . Miss Jean Pollard Mr. L. J. Kienholz ' ' ' ' .... Vice-President ..... ....... Jack Pond Secretary JackLynch . . . Treasurer .......... Wraydine Lierly - I Misssean Pollard Adums """ Q Mr.L.J.Kienholz 4" f . If ms. f 3 f " 4 fi 4 I tg 1 ll If Q. if 7 I p . 1' 'P in .4 ig -A if l ',. I rv Nm. AitNo1.n ,LZ Avmrs Bfttitt 5 BAILEY lllxkhn .3 HARKFR BARR ,gl Bass BisAt't' n All 1- ,H Iltzmn' Blanlw 3 Bums llI.l'llAIlGll Bosrtck s SENIORS CHESTER ARNOLD MARY LOUISE AYERS K. C. U. H. S. 2, 35 Basketball 45 Hockey 45 Golf 45 Tennis 45 Shriekers Z5 Hooting Hoot- ers 45 Dramatics Club 45 G. A. A. 45 One-Act Play 15 Class Play 4. FRED BAER VVhat Cheer High School, Iowa, 1, 2, 35 Foot- ball 2, 35 Varsity Track Z, 35 Class Play 3. ALVIN I.. BAILEY Football 3, 45 Basketball Z, 35 Track Z, 3: Block T 45 Glee Club 4. JOHN R. BAKER Dinuba Union High School 15 Football 1, 2, 3, 45 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 35 Indoor 3, 4, Captain 35 Interclass Sports 1, 2, 3, 45 Block T 2, 3, 45 Science Club 3. FRANK A. BARKER Spanish Club 1, 25 Science Club 25 Glee Club 3, 45 Forensic Club 45 Fallics 3: Operetta 3. ALLEN HARRISON BARR Tennis 1, 2, 45 Football 45 Block T 45 Latin Club 1, 2, 35 Spanish Club 25 Scholarship Society 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 45 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vicc-President 35 Boys' Octette 45 Operetta Z, 35 Dramatics Club 4, Presid.nt 4: Forensic Club 3, 4, Debate Manager 45 Life Member California Scholarship Federation: Follies Orchestra 35 Banjo Quartette 35 C. S. F. Convention 45 One-Act Plays 45 Class Play 45 Class Pnsiclent 35 Interclass Debating 2, 35 Class Oration 25 Interscholastic Debating 3, 45 County Externporaneous Contest 45 Gush r Contest-Best All-Around Student 4. CARRIE BLANCHE BASS Hockey 45 Latin Club Z, 3, 45 G. A. A. 3, 45 Hooting Hooters 45 Drum Corps 3, 45 Class Play 4. ERNEST BEAUCHAMI' Football Z, 3. 45 Basketball 15 Track 3, 45 Captain 35 Latin Club 3, 4, Vice-President 3: Block T 3, 45 Ad Board 4, Secretary 45 Der- rick Publicity Manager 3, Senior Editor 4. GEORGIA LILY BERRY VVasco High I, 2. 35 Gonzales 35 Basketball l. .Z. 35 Vollcyball 1. 2. 35 Baseball 1, 2, 35 Class Play 2, 3, 4. HAROLD E. BERRY MARK VV. BLOS Football 2, 3, 45 Basketball 2, 35 Forensic Club 3, 45 Block T 3, 45 One-Act Plays 25 Gu.t-hrr Contest-Best Dancer 4. NORMAN BLUBAUGH Scholarship Society 45 VVinncr Dcrrrk Poem Contest 3. EDGAR J. BOSTICK John Adams Junior High, Los Angeles 15 Stockton High 2, 35 Football 2, 3, 45 Basket- ball 3, 45 Indoor 35 Track 45 Block T 45 Gushm' joke Editor 4. ELLEN BOUGHEN Spanish Club 2, 3, 4: Science Club 3. NELLIE M. BRADFORD Volleyball l: Basketball l: Hooting Hooters I, 2. 3, 4, President 2, 3, Yell Leader 2: School Yell Leader 2: Science Club 3: Leaders' Group 3: Glre Club l, 2, 3, 4, l'resid'-nt 2, 3, 4: Cle-' Scandals l: Operetta 1, 2, 3: A. S. B. Play 2: Class Secretary l. Vice--Presitleut 2. 3, Treas- urer 2: Girls' Leanne Sncontl Vi"e-l"rvsiclent 'L Presitl nt 4: Acl lloarcl 2. 3. 4: Secretarv A. S ll. 3, Vice-President 4: Star I7"1'rfrfe Salcswau l: Cuxltrr Contest-Most Popular. Tl-'st Dancer 3: Ginrlxm' StaFf 2: lh'rrit'k Staff 2. 3. l,l'IS'l'l'lR lVHEEl,l-IR BROXVN Football l. 2, 3, 4: Tlasketball 2, 3 4, Manage-- 4: Baseball 2. 3, 4, Manager 4: Block T l, 2. 3. 4: Glee Club 4: Latin Club 4. Vice-Pre-si :lent 4: Science Club 3' Block T Nliustrel 2' Class Vice-President 2, lS'rr-sident 4: Atl liozxrtl 4: Cushrr Copy Editor 4. LAURA BURDETTE Basketball 4: Hockev 4: Vollevl-all 4: lution" 4' Golf 4: Track 4: Tennis I. 4: School T9"lllH Championship 4: Latin Club l, 2. 3. 4: Draf matics Club 4: Hootinq Hooters 3. 4: G. A. A. 4: Gusher Copy Editor 4, News Editor 4. Managing Editor 4: Drrrifk Assistant Conv Fditor 3, Stat' Ilcrrick Salesman l. 2, 41 Sen- ior Committee 4. KENNETH ROSS BUTLER Cm'-ish Club lr Cloe Club 1. 2. 3: Stage Manager 3, 4: Assistant Stage Managtr 2. lNlARGARl':T R. CALKTNS C. A. A. 4: I-looting Hooters 2, 3, 4: Fnllirs 2, 3. JOHN CLIFTON CARPENTER lnterclass Track 2. 3. 4: Track 3. 4: Snallisb Club 2, 3: Scholarship Society 4: D'-"1'ifk l"hot'-'rrapher 3. Copv Editor 4' Cushaf- Make- llp lftlitoi' 4, Copy Editor 4, News Editor 4. PEARL EALINE CAUVEL Tiird Club 2, 3. l.AI'RA A. CHEESMAN Rasleetball 3, 4. Captain 3: Hoclf-v 2 3. 4: 'Rase-ball 3, 4: Volleyball 3, 4: Spanish Club 2, 3: G. A. A. 3. 4. DONALD E. COLBERT KATHERINE CORTRIGI-lT Loveland Hitzh School. Loveland, Cfvlorarln 1 2: Scholarship Society 2, 3, 4: Spanish Club 2. FRANCES E. COX I-levnet Junior High l: Glee Club l, 3. VAVA I. CRANDALL Ynllevball 1, 2, 3. 4: Basketball 1. 3. 4- Rose, ball 1. 3, 4: Track 4: G. A. A. 3, 4: llootinz Hooters 1, 2, 3, 4. HUGH K. CRAVVFORD F. U. H. S., Fullerton: VV. W. H. S., Long Beach. woe' llovtz u lan .53 l'll'Al'll'l'Z n llxeowN JS ll rlurrrrt lll'TI.lfR J! CALKI Ns: CARPENTFR V4 CAl'Vl.l. K-lll'Il5SMAN .H 1-Cl.lll' ll'l Cou'rmr:u'r -3 Cox CRANDALI. 3 . Cimu' iforn -.ALF f'i4.fu-'V - - 4 3 Clmwlfokn .H Ciwzfw DANE DAVIICS DEVK ,H Dm. liiibllllft DENTUN .64 DIENSTEIN Dlsciiugii 13 DoNAr.nsnN DON N I-11. at DowNs Dizurzv J DvvAI,r. 'ge ' . " r .4-fpfilfll ' . Q. LUCILLE CRAVVFORD It-ffursoii junior H. S. 1, Polytechnic H. S. Z, W. VV. H. S. 4, Long Beach: Intramural gllnijkezf 4: Intramural Volleyball 4: Spanish .ll . RUTH EVELYN CRVZAN Whittier High School 1: Drrrivle Aft Staff 2. Assistant Art Editor 3. Art Editor 4. LYNN L, DANE Cowl "ll '. 4: Spani h Club 2 3: Aviation Club 3, 4: Saf.ty Committee 3. 4. lIl,l,.I-KN ll. DAVIES Volleyball l: Glrslwi' Social Activities 4. lVomcn's Activities 4. DOROTHY LOUISE DECK Santa Ana Union High School l: llrrrck Salesman 4. CHARLES DEL BONDIO Track 2, 3. ELSIE GENEVA DENTON VVhittier Union High School 1, 2, 3: French Club 3: Glee Club 4: Dramatics Club 1, 2, 3: G. A. A. 1, 2: Follirs 3. BENNIE DIENSTEIN Interperiod Basketball 3: Latin Club 1, 2, 3. 4. Treasurer 1, 2. President 3: Scholarship Soc- iety l, 2, 3: Forensic Club 1, 2, 3. 4. Vicev President 4: Dramatics Club 4: Fnllif-,r 37 Stage Hand 2, 3, 4: OneAAct Plays 2: Inter- class Debating 1, 2, 3: Executive Comnitt e Class 3: Extemporaneous Cont'-st 3: Ilrrrfrk Staff 2, 3. 4, Assistant Sales Manager 2, As sistant Editor 3. Star Salesman 1, Salesman 2. 3: G.neral Assembly Manager 4. GERTRUDE E. DISCHLER Aquinas High School, La Crosse, VVisr-onsin 1: Franklin High School, Los Ang les, 2: Scholarship Society 1: Spanish Club 2: Glee Club 1: Usher 4. EVA MAE DONALDSON Marshthld High. Marshfield Oregon, 1, 2, 3, 4: Dramatics Club 3. 4: Trianon 1, 2: Class Play 3, 43 Staff Marshfield School Paper. LESTER JAMES DONNEL SARA E. DOVVNS Volleyball 1. 2, 3, 4, Captain 4: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 2, 3: Hockey l, 2. 4: Baseball l. 3, 4. Captain 1, 3: Track 1, 2, 4, Manager 1: Golf 4: Tumbling 2, 3, 4: Highest Point Girl in Athli-tics: l-looting Hontrs 1. 3. 4 Yell Leader 1: Science Club 3: G. A. A. 1. 2. 3, 4, President 4: G. A. A. Sweater Club 4: G. A. A. Letter Club 4: G. A. A. Vaudcville 4: Follirs 2, 3: One-Act Plav 2: Derrick Sa' smaw 4, Star 3: Ilfrrick Staff 4: Cushrr Wnmf'n's Activities 4, Reporter 4: Gushcr Cont st'-Most Athletic 4. RICHARD EDVVARD DRURY Scholarship Society 1. 2: Latin Club 1, Z. 3. 4: Dramatics Club 4: A. S. B. Play -1: One-Act Plays 4: Class Secretary 4: Drrrirk Assistant Sales Manager 2, Assistant Business Manage' 3. Business Manager 4: Executive Committee Class 3. LEE DUVALL Football 3, 4: Basketball l. 2: Baseball 1. 3. 4: Block T 2, 3, 4: A. S. B. Plav 1: Class Play 2, 3: Class Vice-President 1, President 1. VVI LLIAM WILBUR EASLEY Science Club 2: Latin Club Z: Boys' lland Z 3: Combined Band 3: Gusltrr Reporter 4. EVERETT ENDICOTT 'Baseball l, 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3. 4: lot r class Baseball 1, 2: Interclass Basketball 1, Z: Int:-rclass Track l, 2: Block T 3. 4: Science Club 1, 2. ARA ARAL FAIRI-IY Hockc' 2 4' Baseball l 3 4' Basketball l 5 - . - - i - 1 - V 2 3, 4: Volleyball 2. 4: G. A. A. 3. 4: Latin Club 3: Science Club 3. Secretary 3: Ilowtin: Hooters 2, 3, 4: Class Secretary 3, WINIFRED I.. FORMWAY Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4. CHARLES R. FOSS Tennis 3, 4: Kern County Championship 3: Ilcrrirk Salesman 4. EDVVIN O. FOSS Tennis l. 2, 4: Indoor l: Orch stra l .Zi Science Club l, 2: Drrrivlz Salesman 1, 2, 4. EARLE FREDHURG Football 2, 3, 4: Track 3. 4: Indoor 3' TU'-c'-' 7' 3, 4: Latin Club 2, 3: A. S. B. Play 3: Class Play 4. I EVELYN ELLEN FREEMAN Intramural Hockey 4: Intran1u"al Volleyball 4: Operetta 2, 3. ELIZABETH ANN FURBY Spanish Club l. 2: Scholarship Sm-ie'v 'K 4: Usher 2, 3. 4. Head Usher 4: ODET'l'q 2' C"ss Play 4: Fnllifzr 3: Class Tr asnr-'r 3: Intra- mural Hockey 4, Caotain 4: C"-F' I' Ncws Fditor 4. Managinq Editor 4, Editor 4: I7r1'rit'k Copy Editor 4: Prize Essay Derrick Literary Contest 4. THOMAS DONLEY FCRTNEY PAUL E. GALLOWAY K. C. U. H. S. l: Football 2. 3. 4: Bas"etb"ll l, 2. 3: Interclass llaskctball 2 Tl: I t rclass Baseball 2, 3: Indoor 3: lllock T 3 4: Scholar- ship Society 3. 4: Senior Committee 4: Il-tc calaureate Committee 4: Interc'ass Debating 2: Gtrshrr Sports Editor 4. RUSSELL GRAYDON GARRIS Spring Football 2: Ch-e Club 3. 4. P" si'l'v1' 4: Science Club 2: Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4: lland 4: Spanish Club l. 2, 3: Forensic Cluh 3. 4: Fnllifzr 3: Operetta 3: Countv Fvtonporancous Contest 4: Central California Dflw-ve l S7-Ull' 3. 4: Extemporaneous Contest 4: Debating 3. 4: Constitution Oratorical Contest 4: Interclass Dehatinrz 2, 3: l7i'rrirlr Sales Manager 3. Pho- tographer 4. FRANK GILMORE Basketball 3, 4: Indoor 3, 4: Managcr Varsity Football Team 4: Block T 4: Folirs 3: Class Vice-President l, President 2: Guxhrr Cr-nt st -Most lVitty 3: Derrick Assistant lokt- Erlito: 5, ?ssistant Booster Manager 3, Salesman l. ITASCA Z. GIPSON Volleyball l, Z, 3, 4, Captain 2, 3. 4: llasketl ball 1, 2, 3, 4: Hockey 3, 4: Bas'ball l. Z, 3. 4: Track 1. 4: G. A. A. 3, 4: Hooting Hooters 1, 2, 3, 4: Follies 3. , .-as- v ..-1 : EASLEY ISNDICUTT FAIREY Fonmwftv Foss Foss Fnnunuizo V55 FREEMAN Fvnnx' ,gl FURTNEY GA1.1.owAx' Gmuus Gn.Momz GIPSON . t.. 't I .: A 455.. ,, ff-wr 1 V uw. 11. -0 01.12. ol-.NIM ,N lint nl-I i. fiRAllAX1 .fl filx'Al'l tittintux J! tirt-'rt x ll.Xl.l. A! . . llm. :zxms I'1xlct Q llli lllil lawn lli'rt'nt'ttt. J! llr wx 1 I, llowk JV l"ll'lllZ in . V: I - hw... .. .Q Q- .at..L-.14-- . 4 .1 if 1 915773154 FRANCIS E. GLENDENING Basketball 3, 4: Tennis 3, 4, Interclass Tenni 1, 2, 3, 4. JOHN I. GOODELL Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Track 1, 1. 3, 4, Basketball 2, 3: Intcrclass Track 1, Z, 3, 4: lntvcrclasr- Baseball 1, Z, 3, 43 Interclass Basketball 1. Z. 5, 4: Block T l, 2. 3. 4, President 4, Clee Club 3, Vice-Presidrnt 33 Science Club l. 2: Class Vice-Pt'usitlt'ttt l, Prtsid nt 3: Ad Boald 4. DURO'l'llY LEE GRAHAM Scholarship Society l. Z, 3, 4: Latin Club 2, 3. 41 Life Member California Scholarship Fed, tration. DORTIIIE GRAUE Volleyball 1, 2, Captain lg llockvy l. 2: Basketball 1, 2, Captain .Zg Dramatics Club 3: Spanish Club 23 Glee Club 2, llootinq Hooters 2, Leaders' Group 3: Usher 2, Hi-Jinks 3. 4, Uperetta 23 Follirs 25 Cuxlirr Feature VVritvi 2, Dramatics Riporter 2. HUGH G. GRIBBIN Football 1, Z, 3, 43 Basketball Z, 3, 4, Captain 45 Indoor 35 Track 3, 45 Block T 2, 3, 41 Science Club 2: Follim 3, Class Trcasurer 13 lirrrirle Assistant Circulation Manager 2. WILDA GUPTON Volleyball lg Basketball 1: Hockey l: Baseball 15 Latin Club 1, 2, 3: Srholarship Socinly J: Dramatics Club 4, Oni",-Xct Plays 3, 43 Fol1:'t'.v 3, Guslzvr Ftaturc Editor Z, 3. MARGARET LOU HALL Tennis 4, Captain 43 llooting Hooters 2: Glee- Club 2, Follirx 2. ROBICRT L. IIANKINS EMMA E. HART K. C. U. H. S. 1, jEANNE'l'TE HILDEBRAND Basketball l, 2, Captain lg Volleyball I, 2: Latin Club 1, 2. 3, Secretary lg Hooting llnot ers 1, 2: Clue Club 1, 25 Bird Club 33 Oper- ctta 1, 2: Follivx 2, 33 Ad Board 4. ELMA M. HITCHCOCK Indoor 2, Vollvyball 2, 3: Hockey 2, 43 Basket ball 2, 3, 4g Girls' Football Team 1. 2: lloot ing Hooters 1, 2, 3, 4, G. A. A. 2, 3, 4. EVERETT A. HOWELL KATHERINE I.. HOVVK Atlanta High School, Atlanta, Missouri, Z, 3. EDDIE HUBBARD Tennis 2, Spanish Club 2: Aviation Club 4. IDA HYDE Yollvsyball l, 23 llockcy l, 2, 3: l'5askt-tball l. J: Track lg Latin Club l, 2, 3, 4. ICLDRIDGE VY. JAMICS Spring Football 2: Foutlia'l 3, -lg Track 3, -ll Block T 4. JACK IQ. JICNNINGS Fairbanks lligh, Fairbanks, Alaska, l, J, 3: lfranklin High, Los Angeles, 4. l'f'l'll lil, JUIINSTON lNlARG.XRli'l' FRANCICS JUIINSTON Yollvyball l, 3, 4: Track 1: llockcv l, 3: llaskctball l, 3: 'IX-nnis 3: llirrl Club 3: ti,.X..X. 3. 4: Fnllius 2. Al"I'RY JONES Tulare lligli School 1: Coalinga lligb School 2: Intramural llockvy 4: lntrainnral Yollcvball 4: Latin Club l, 3. 4: Scholarship Sorit-ty 1, 2, 3. 41 llolnu liconomics Club l, JACK M. JONES I71'1'rit'k Assistant Salt-s lllanagcr 3, Salcs Manager 4. SALLIE MAE JONES Iinterprise, Alabama, l, 2, 3: Music Club l. J: Lagaloo Club 2: Class Play l: Class llistorian 1. BOB JORDON VIERNA K. KAMP Compton Union lligh l, 2: lixcelsior l'nion lligb. Norwalk, 2, 3: Christmas l'l:iy 33 Class Play 4: Class l"rcsitlc-nt 2, 3. CHARLES D. KANODE Football l, 2. 3, 4: Block T 3, 4: Dt-bating l. THOMAS J. KELLY Baseball l, 2: Football 2, 3, 4: Block 'V 3. -1: Cilve Cluh l, 2. 4: Science Club .23 Forensic Club 3: A. S. ll. Play 2: Operctta 3: Urclissb tra l, 2, 3: Gimlicr Aclvcrtising Manager 4. BESS ESTELLE KENDRICK Scholarship Society 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3: Hootv ing Hooters 1, 2: Scholarship Soci.-tv Cun- vcntion Conimittrc 3: Class S cretary' 33 Glce Club lg Girls' Hand 2: Fashion Show -lt ffm'- rick Accountant 2, Secretary 3, 4: Girxlier Contest---lllnst Dignifictl 4. KIQNNIZTH KURTZ Baseball l, 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4. Captain 3: Football 4: Block T 3, 4. H rm-I JC JAM i-is JIQNNINGS .Sl JOHNSTON JonNs'roN .3 Joivrs Jonris A JUN ics JoimoN .58 KM: I' Kimonrt .3 Kr1.1.x' KENDRlCK .25 Krirrz Krrvrz .AZ l.A1mRT1u-2 LANWZR .3 LAY L1-:Tl.ow vb' LEVVIS LEWIS tb' L11-:RLY LOPERENA ,gi Lo'r'r LoUnERMn.K 3 Lowmr, IaYLE .99 LvNcn TH ELMA L. KURTZ Basketball 15 Volleyball l5 Hooting Hooters I, 25 Latin Club 25 Glee Club 1, 3, 45 Opcrttta 3. LAVVRENCE B. LABARTHE HUGH LANIER GARTH BOWERS LAY High School, Columbus, Ohio: Dramatics Club 45 Boys' Glee 3, 45 Operetta 3. WILLARD RUSSELL LETLOVV Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 4: Basketball I, 2. 3, 45 Baseball 1, 2, 3, 45 Block T l, 2, 3, 42 Class President 1, 4. LYDIA EVELYN LEWIS Tennis 15 Baseball 15 Hooting Hooters 2, 3, 45 G. A, A. 2, 35 Latin Club 25 Follirxr 2, 35 One-Act Plays 25 Class Play 4. PAULINE .X. LIQVVIS Morrow, Ohio, 15 Blanchester, Ohio, 2. 3: Middletown, Ohio, 45 Baseball 35 Glee Club 2, 35 Class Play 3. WRAYDINE ADELE LIERLY Volleyball 1, 3, Captain 1, 35 Latin Club Z, 3, Secretary 3, Treasurer 35 Hooting Hooters 3: Saxophone Quintet 3: Leaders' Group 3, Presi- dent 35 Secretary Girls' League 4, First Vice- President 45 Class Secretary 3, Treasurer 43 Glu-hrr Contest-Most Pleasing Personality 3, Most Popular 4, FRANCES LOPERENA GEORGE MARSHALL LOTT Football 2, 3, 45 Basketball 45 Track 2, 3, 4. Captain 35 High Point Man Interclass Track Meet 35 Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 Glee Club 25 Follirs 25 Operetta 25 Gnshrr Exchange Editor 4. B. T. LOUDERMILK Baseball 2, 3, 4, Captain 45 Interclass Baseball 1, 2, 3, 45 Basketball 45 Interclass Basketball 45 Block T 2, 3, 4. RUSSELL LOWELL CLAUDE LYLE JACK C. LYNCH Tennis 1, 2, 3, 45 Block T 1, 2, 3, 45 Latin Club 2, 35 Scholarship Society Z5 Class Secre- tary 2, 3, 45 Drrrick Assistant Sports Editor 4. CHARLES H. MAYGREN Football 43 Basketball 2, 3, 43 Baseball 3, 3. 4: Interclass Basketball 2, 3, 4: Int'rclass Bastball 2. 3, 4: Block T 3, 4: Glee Club l. 2. 3: Class Play 23 A. S. B. Play 2, J, Girls' llancl Theater Party l. JAMES H. McCORMICK Track 2, 3, 4: Football 3, 43 llaske'ball 4: Block T 4: Science Club lg llrrrirk Salesman l, 2, 3, 43 Ilrrrirk Assistant Sales Manajrer 2. Assistant lloosttr Manager 3, Assistant Circu lation Manager 4. PATRICK jOSEl'll MCGUIRE Scholarship Society 3. GEORGE F. Mc-KINNIE Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Track l, 2, 3, 4: Baslfet- ball .23 Intcrclass Track l, Z, 3, 4, Block T 2, 3, 4: Glec Club Quartet 3. 4, A. S. B. Play 1, Fnllirs 3, 4, Qperetta 33 Class Secretary 3, HESTER RUTHE MCMASTERS Latin Club I, 2, Scholarship Society 41 Fri nil, ship Committee 3, One-Act Plays 1, 2: Follirs 3, G. A. A. Vaucl:-ville 4: Interclass Debating lg Gushrr Assistant Editor 3. Editor 43 llrf- rifk Assistant Salt-s Manager 2, Assistant litli- tor 3, Editor 4, Salesman 1, 2. 3, 4. NEIL S. MACAULAY JOHN FAYREN MIKESELL PHYLLIS M, MONTGOMERY K.C. U. H. S. lg Basketball 3, 4: Hockey 4, Cap- tain 4q Volleyball 4, Indoor 2, 3, 4: G. A. A. 45 A. S. B. Play 3. ROY T. MONTGOMERY K. C. I'. H. S. l: Basketball 3, Indoor 3, 4. BYRLENE S. MOORE Basketball I. 4. Captain l. 4, Hockey l, 4, Track lg Baseball 1, 4, Tennis 1: Volleyball 1, 4: Science Club 2: G. A. A. 1, 2, 3. 4: Hooting Hooters l, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club J, 4, Publicity Manager 4, Girls' Football Team 1, 2, Operetta 2: Gnxhrr Editorial Stal? 2, Ada vertising Managqr 3, Assistant Editor 3. EARL MORRIS Aviation Club 4. ROBERT MAXVVELI. MULLEN Scholarship Society 2, 3. ALICE C. MULLER High School of Commerce, San Francisco. CHRISTINE MULLINS G'n.rI1rr Typist 4, Business Manager 4. IIIAYGREN ,ll Mc'CoRMlrK lNIt'Gt'ilei-A dl IAICKINNII1. IhICIhIASTl'IRS tbl IhIAt'Al'l.AY MtKEsE1.1. W4 IIIONTGUMFRY IhIONTliOltlERY el Moomz Mounts .99 IhIl'l.I.EN MULLER U99 l Ml'LI.lNS , , ,, ,f Me, .1 -.,,,.. 'cAf,- ,qt 'tl Ax Vt X MLQIW, .yxywti-,,-r ld.-..' " 1 .qi,'f,,-'L.,v.Aq.,.L "aiA95tnu1,-uw 1 s ,lg . Mvlzns .3 NEWMAN NEWTON .3 Nonron ODELL -.3 O'DELL OIIMAN .3 OWEN Oxronn vb' Oznurw PALM!-:R .99 PANNELL 1.4 , ,W . 61'-'L " in J , 'A . PATRICK t wi PERRINE l A L tl, lil ' l. 1? tilt, lj as fit? .5 Q Q'-A wx. . T. - ,, , . ,ilk E! fr nj gs -.-af' A I ,H V ff, - I -f n CLIFF DEPEXV MYERS Lindsay High School 1: Baseball lg Track I: Scholarship Society 2, 3, Latin Club 2, 3: A. S. B. Play 2. RICHARD NEXVMAN Long Beach Polytechnic High School l. 2, 3: Football Manager 4: Golf 4. ALFRED A. NEVVTON Basketball l, 2, 3, 4: Track l, 2, 35 Tennis 1, 4, San Joaquin Valley Doubles Champion- ship 4, Spanish Club 2: Latin Club 3, 4: Block T 2, 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer 4, Scholarship Society 2, 3, 4. CAROLYN NORTON Arroyo Granrle Union llich School lg Volley- ball Captain lg Gln-e Club l, 2, 4: Vice Presi- dent 4: Hooting Hooters l, 23 Opervtta l, 2. Follizxr 2, 3. EDGAR ODELL RALPH O'D ELL CIISIIFT Assistant Advertising Manager 4. JOHN M. OHMAN Arroyo Grande Union High School l. 2. CHRISTINE V. OVVEN Hooting Hooters lg Follirx 2. 3. NOLAN OXFORD Baseball 2, 3, 4: Interclass Baseball l. 2. 3. 4. Captain 3: Block T 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer 4. JOAN OZBURN Latin Club 2, 3, 4: Scholarship Society 3, 4. HAROLD O. PALMER Football 3, 4: Track 2, 3, 43 Interclass Track 2, 3, 43 Interclass Baseball l, 3: Latin Club l, 2, 3, 4: Science Club 3: Gll.YllPI' Cuntestfff Most Jolly 4. MYRTLE PANNELL W'l1ittier Union High School l, 2, 3: Camara Club 3, Girls' League I, 2, 3. LOIS STEPHENS PATRICK llooting Hooters l, 2. 3, 4: lIiJinks Skit Z: Song Leader 2. ROBERT PERRINIC Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 3: Track 3, 4: Basketball 3: Interclass Track l, 2, 3, 4, In- terclass Baseball 2: Golf 2. 3. 4: Indoor Base- ball 3: Interclass Basketball Z, 3: Scholarship Society 2: Science Club 2: Block T 2. 3, 4: German Club 4, Latin Club 4, President 4: Ont-Act Play 23 A. S. B. Play 3, 4: Follifs 2, 3: Class Play 4: Class President 2, Secretary 2, Ad Board 3, 4: Business Manager A, S. B. 3, 43 Master of Ceremonies Junior-Senior Prom 3: Drrrirk Sports Editor 3, 4, Gnxhrr Staff 3. GERALDINE POLLA RD Tennis 3, 45 Basketball 45 Hockey 45 Golf 45 Orchestra 1, 25 Latin Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Secre- tary 2, Manager Club Pin 35 Glee Club 45 Dramatics Club 45 G. A. A. 45 G.A.A. Vaude- ville 45 Hi-Jinks Skit 35 A. S. B. Plays 45 Class Play 45 Student Director A. S. B. Play 45 Business Manager A. S. B. Play 45 lli- Jinks Winner 25 Derrick Sales Cont.st Winner 25 Interclass Debating 25 Derrick Assistant Sales Manager 3, Donor Manager 4, Star Salesman 1, 2, 3, 4. JACK J. POND ' Football 2, 3, 45 Block T 3, 4. Vice-President 45 Science Club 35 Class I'resid.nt 2, Vice- President 45 Giulwr Contest-Best Looking Blonde 2, 3, Prettiest Smile 25 Dfwirk Circu- lation Manager 2, 3. VVALTER B. QUISENIKERRY Latin Club 2, 3, 45 Scholarship Society 2, 35 Oratorical Contest 15 Interelass Debating 25 Ilrrrzck Star Salesman 35 Senior Committee 4. DORIS L. RAY Basketball 1, 45 Baseball 1, 45 Volleyball 45 G. A. A. 45 Hunting Hooters 1, 2. MURIEL ELLEN REAVES Volleyball 1, 25 Basketball 15 Latin Club 1, 2, 35 Scholarship Society 1, 2, 3, 45 Bird Club 35 Usher 3, 45 Follies 25 Hi--links 25 G.A.A. Play 45 Member Junior Committee 35 Final Inter- class Debating: Life Member California Scho- larship Federation. BERTHA HELEN RICHARD Track 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 15 Volleyball 1, 2. 3, 45 Hockey 1, 2, 3, 45 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 25 Baseball 1, Z, 3, 4, Captain 35 G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 3, President 45 Hooting Hooters 2. 3. 45 Spanish Club 2, 3, Secretary 35 Baud 1, 2, 3, 4. Vice-President 45 Science Club 3, President 35 Leaders' Group 35 Class Vice-President 25 Derrick Star Sales. man 2. EVELYN M. RICHICY Basketball 45 Hockey 45 Indoor 45 G. A. A. 4. CLINTON A. RIEGER Chico High 15 Basketball 1. 2, 3. 45 Indoor 3. 45 Baud 35 Guslirr Sports Editor 4. RAY SALISBURY South High, Denver, Colorado, 1, 2, 35 Cadet Corps 1, 2, 35 Dramatics Club 2, 3, 4, Secre- tary 1, President 25 Latin Club 2, 35 A. S. B. Plays 1, 2, 45 Whoopee Show 2, 35 Vice-Presi- dent A. S. B. 15 Annual Stal? 4. ROY SALISBURY South High, Denver, Colorado, 1, 2, 35 Track 1. 25 Interclass Basketball 1, 2, 35 Cadet Corps 1, 2, 35 Harmony Killers 1, 2, 35 Whoopee Show 2, 35 Class Play 15 Chairman Junior Prom 35 President Home Room 1, 2, 35 Annual Staff 1. DON W. SCHULZ Safety Committee 45 Derrick Salesn1an 4. LILLAVEE VIRGINIA SCHUSTER Glee Club 1, 2, 4, Secretary 45 Bird Club 3: Hooting Hooters 4, Secretary-Treasurer 4: Follies 35 Operetta 15 Class Vice-President 2, Secretary 35 Treasurer Girls' League 45 Ad Board 4. ' GEORGE SHAVER Baseball 3, 45 Football 3, 45 Iuterclass Base- ball 15 Block T 3, 45 Science Club 35 Gnslisr Joke Editor 4. MARY IANE SI-IUGART Baseball 15 I-looting Hooters 1, 2, 3, 45 Sci- ence Club 25 Forensic Cluh 45 Girls' League Committee 45 Interclass Debating 1, 25 Gilxlirr Business Manager 45 Derrirk Booster Com- mittee 4. PoL1.1um 13' Pom: Qulsx-:Nm-:RRY .93 RAY R1-:Avlis ,gl RICHARD Rrcmcv 5 ' Rlaoan SALISBURV .3 Sausnulzv ScHv1.z .M Scutrsrmz SHAVER , ug ' . 'I Suumn-r Z I I ' 1 ' V ! .i K" I i l I: 'suiflifffh-'fl .ai It Page l"lI'l 5 Nino t SISLEY .53 SKINNER Sitvrn .39 SMiTn Soov ,gl STEVENS STRINGER .39 S'rnMnAt'cn S'rUssY 3 SU1'LlF1f TALMAGE QA! TAYLOR ,, fs . Y. ,f , ,,,- nam ity, P ., up f 15 if DK Tnlvrrlllan il ex ' l 55 t, :EI il-Xi V, lynx tl, 1 . v - , L . X xg f. 'R ,J I V . ff' "lsE?fv-ja 3. W' A ',!t'..fm 1f1""'vLf1, -5:1 . lf 'iff 4-Ls1f,,'ss,. I Q " s..w-shsw-wV- ROBERT A. SISLEY Indoor 3: Interclass Track 23 Spanish Club 2 CHARLES NV. SKINNER DAN SMITH Track 43 Science Club 25 Aviation Club 3, 4: One-Act Play 3. EARL VERN SMITH Basketball 35 Indoor 4, Interclass Basketball 1, 2, 3, Interclass Baseball 2, 3, 4: Tumbling 1, 2, 3, 4, Spanish Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Forensic Club 2. 3, 4: Scholarship Society 3, Drrricle Business Manager 3, Assistant Busintss Mana- ger Zg Class Treasurer 23 Junior Committee 3: Winner School Oratorical Contest Z, 'l hird in Extemporaneous Contest 1, 3, Winner Inter- class Debate 1, 21 Debating Team 3, 4, Radio Manager and Technician 4. FRANCIS A. SOOY K. C. U. H. S. lg Football 4: Spanish Club 2, Banjo Quartette 3. MADELINE R. STEVENS Hooting Hooters 25 G. A. A. Vaudeville 4. VIRGINIA STRINGER Delano High School 1, 2: K.C.U.H.S. 2, 3. 42 Music Club 3, Home Economics Club 3. HARRY STUMBAUGH Football 1, 2, Interclass Baseball 1, 2, 3: Avia- tion Club 3, 4, Secretary 3, 4: Pay Assembly 2, 35 A. S. B. Play 35 Class President 1. HATTIE E. STUSSY Glee Club 1, 2, 35 Science Club 2: Hooting Hooters 2, Operetta 1, 2: Gnshrr Joke Editor 3, Exchange Editor 3, Reporter 4. ALVAH SUTLIFF Tumbling 1, A.S.B. Play 13 Saxophone Quin- ret 3. DOROTHY JANE TALMAGE Latin Club 1, 2, 3, Hooting Hooters 3, G. A. A. Vauc1.vitle 4, Usher 4, One-Act Play 4, Gushcr Salesman 4. JOY TAYLOR Lincoln High, Seattle, VVashington, lg Hooting Hooters 2: Girls' Band 2, Combined Band 3: Orchestra 45 Dramatics Club 4: Junior Com- mittee 3: One-Act Play 4: Class Play 4, Fol- livs 3, G. A. A. Vaudeville 4, Hi-Iinks Skit 3: Second in Dvrrick Sales Contest 45 Gnxlwr Reporter 4, Social Activities 4, Copy Editor 4: Derrick Copy Editor 4, Guxhcr Salesman 4: Derrick Vaudeville 4. AGNES ETHEL THAIR Long Beach Polytechnic 2, Tennis 2: Hockey 2, Basketball 2: Golf 2: Spanish Club 33 Usher 1, Outing Club 2, Follirs 2, 3: Class Play 4. KATHLEEN THATCHER Volleyball 2, 3: Baseball l, 2: Basketball 1, 2, 3: Hockey 2, Spanish Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Science Club 23 Glee Club 1, 2: Hooting Hooters 1, Z, 3, 4, Bird Club 3, Drum Corps 3: G. A. A. 3. VICTOR TOOMBS ROBERT H. TORREY Lancaster High School l, 2: Safety Committee 3, 4, President 3. MARIAN TOVVERS Band 2, 3, 4: Hooting Hooters 2: Glee Club 4. CORINNE VARNICR Volleyball 1, 2, 3: Basketball 1, 3, 4: llockey 1, 2, 3, 4: Baseball 3: G. A. A. 3, 4. Vice- Presideut 4: llooting llooters 1, Z, 3, 4, Presie dent 4: Spanish Club 1, 2, 3: Second Vice- President Girls' League 4: Follies 3: Class Treasurer 4: Gm-Irrr Contest-Prettiest Given Name 4. MARY E. XVEAVE R Hockey 1: Basketball 1: Scholarship Society 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 2. 4: Spanish Club 2, 3: Madrigals 2: Dramatics Club 4, Vice- President 4: Girls' Band 1, Z, 3: Orchestra 3, 4: Forensic Club 2, 3: Life Member Califor- nia Scholarship Fcderation: Brass Quartet 4: A. S. B. Play 3, 4: Class Play 4: Follies Z: G. A. A. Vaudeville 4: One-Act Play 2: Class Vice-President 4: Friendship Committee 3: junior Committee 3: GIIKIIP7' ContestfBest Looking Blonde 3: Second Place Extemporaneous Contest Z: Debating 2: Drrrifk Salesnrln 3: Derrick Copy Editor 3, Senior Editor 4. I-ILSIIE E. VVEST Volleyball 2. 3, 4, Captain 3: Hockey 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3: Baseball 3, 4: Spanish Club 2. 3: Science Club.3: G. A. A. 3, 4: Scholarship Society 4: Hootlng Hooters 4: Follies Z. RUTH V, XVHITWELL Basketball l: Hockey l: Latin Club l, 2. 3: Dramatics Club 4: Scholarship Society l. 2, 3. 4: Girls' Band 2, 3: Orchestra 3. 4: Madvivals 2: Junior Committee 3: Follirx 2: Class Play 4: Dn'1'ivk Senior Committee 4. CHARLES I. VVILLIS FRANK XVILLIS l-IDVVIN I. VVILSON Visalia High l: Basketball 2, 3, 4: Baseball 3, 4: Indoor 3, Captain 3: Football 3: Int'-rclass Track 3: Block T 3, 4: Science Club 3: Glee Club 4: Dramatics Club 4: Extcninoraneous Contest 2: Interclass Debating 2: Oralwrieal Contest 3. MARY JANE XVILSON Tennis 1: Baseball l: Basketball 2: Volleyball 2: Hooting llooters 3: Follies 2, 3: Class Play 2: Class Vice-President 3. LliROY YEATBS Football 2, 3, Manaqer 4: Track 1, 2, 3, 4: Indoor 3, 4: Block T 3, 4. RALPH YORK Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Track l, 2, 3, 4, Captain 2: Block T l. 2. 3, 4, Vice-President 2, 31 Science Club 2: Fallicx 3: Class Secretary 2. Vice-President 2, President 2, 3: Ad Board 3: President A. S. B. 4: Junior Olympics VVinner 2: Dccathlon VVinner 2: Gnshvr Contest-Best Leader 4. MAXINE ROBERTA YOUNG Latin Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Ilooting Hooters 2. 3. 4: Glee Club 4: Follies Z, 3: Class Play 4. Vl-IRL L. McMULLEN Callaway High School, Nebraska: Football 1: Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Safety Committee 3, 43 Operetta 2. 3: Follies 2, 3. Toomns Tomuw TOWERS VARNPIR XNEAVER WEST XNYIIITVVELI. .3 YVn.i.is VVILIAS .53 XVll.soN VVit.soN .39 Yiaarns fi 3 ' X43 . , 45. Yokic 114.27 ,s Nh , ,s , , V Yovrm I wg 4 ,V .n llIChIlTl,LEN li 4 !' lx 9, Z". rl' ' Lil 'll " itil , . ,. -iff 2" J: Q . 14 I. 1 1 L .lv:.v'fy. A5 4 5? -: fall.'l4 . . typ. . ,,,,5. .fy 'N '- t - ,,,,,.. . ..., I I as x ' 5 ff 41 f' M X , 'XR 11 5 ,X lil X f "1ii""r" . fl X 4 HH g Tv- " N ii Q25 M fl lag - ,, . luusg C ,. X f - -T .i "'S-1 T 1. - X' '4- gi Q I. - FW-.L . atypi- - ' T Y ICA-- F ROM JUNIOR NOTEBOOKS-THE TALE OF A RUG. An Indian maiden is weaving today A rug-dead-dull-all gray. The brighter colors are yet to come, But that is the future beyond the horizon. Think not of the future, the splendor-to-beg Emblazon the present for all to see. The Indian maiden's rug is done. Its colors are brilliant, reflecting the sun. The dull, dead gray forever is gone. Regret not the past: sing the song of today! Resplendent designs beckon ahead, But banish tomorrow: today is not dead. The Indian maiden's rug is gone, Its loveliness faded into the sun. Dwell not upon yesterday's joys that are vanished. Live always for pleasure and beauty in lifeg Only thus can we flourish our banners in strife. -Raydene Green, '33 THE SPY. It had been ten days since he had been captured and locked up in the old, war-torn shack. Outside he could hear the measured tread of the guard as he walked back and forth. He could remember everything that had happened. He could remember the night of his arrest after the hard, running fight when his real uniform was discovered under the oHiscer's uniform he had worn as a dis- guise. If it hadn't been for that pet monkey's tearing off that button, he would be on his way over to his own lines by this time with valuable information that would kill the biggest drive yet tried. He was brought back to the present by the ringing of the bell in the old clock tower. He counted the strokes and then said, "Twelve! Just five more hours." Lying down, he tried to sleep: but, finding this impossible, he called the guard to talk with him. Five hours later, after having gone to sleep from sheer exhaustion, he was wakened by the guards. He was marched out just as the sky was turning pink in the east. He was placed against the wall with his hands tied behind him. He heard the commanding officer give the order, and ten bullets tore into him. He could feel himself falling, and then everything turned black. -William Hankins, '33 N A 1 Q 5 - .il , h A 'yqvfl f' -. MET'-nz.. HAL1: SNvnER f3XFOT2D glll Cfllleiiuirizlnlfaiiuselee 0Jui1I JUNIOR CLASS-"Next year we'll-" is always the lower classman's thought. In their freshman year the class of '33 looked about with an ambitious eye. In some cases these ambitions fell by the wayside: in other cases they grew and were achieved. As sophomores, this class hoped for more glory in their third year, and now as juniors they look forward to a happy and profitable senior year. However, they can look back with pride on their school record. particularly on the third year. Their many accomplishments during the year are proofs that in the future this class will be successful. From inexperienced but persevering freshmen they have developed into ex- ceptional leaders by making places for themselves in all the school activities. The Administrative Board, the musical organizations. the debating society, athletics, and dramatics, all show the results of Junior participation. Four Juniors brought laurels to their class when they were elected to the student council. These four were active in the interests of their class and did a great deal for it. Other Juniors held high staff positions on the school publications, while the combined bands and glee clubs both show a large Junior representation. Under social events the class put on two outstanding events: the Junior- Senior prom, a highlight of the year: and i'Sally and Company," a clever three- act play done in the finished style of all the Junior work of this year. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS President ......................................... Ellis Snyder Vice-President ................................... Alice Eastman tfcremigr 2 .... . . ..... Jack Jacobus FCGSU . ' 5 Mr. V. W. I-lelma Advisers . .. ...........,.......,..... l Mr. Geo' R. Watson Low SECOND SEMESTER OEEICERS HIGH Odis Oxford .............. President .............. Keaster Hale Walter Higgins ......... Vice-President ............ Rita O'Brien - f Secretary ....... Virginia Leffingwell Okie Vamer """""" l Treasurer ............... Alice Crow MissCatherineEinlayson - Mr. V. W. I-lelma Mr. Ernest Mclnnes ' ' ' Advisers "" Q Mr. Geo. R. Watson l 1 JUNIORSvBm'k ROTL'-Sll0WdCIl, Powers. flaunt, Conley. Ramirez, Mintier, Conley, Self, Moats, Moyer Sccoml Row-liastman. Harry, Crow, Nelson, Weaver. McKaiu, Stone. Neshit, Bloyd. Front Row-Farroll Mott, Conway, Cuthbertson, Jones. Hayes. Hunter, Trone, McLean, Bonar. Burk Row-J. Jacobus, VVhitwill, Stumbaugh, Specht, Strickler, Brandt, Lockwood, Graham, Langston, Sooy Higgins, Beecher, Johnson, Stnrdevant. Svcond Rau'-Donahue, Melozm, del Bondio, VVard, Price, Achntz Uronin. Asbury, Taylor. Rockholt, Boggs, johnson, Reed, Cruzan. Front Ron'-Hale, E. Snyder, P. Newton C. Perrine, Oxford. Trotter. Starr, Fonst, liarley, Scott, Freeman, VVhisman, Rielly. Lash-y. Bark Row-McLeod, Gooding, Kinser, Campbell, Smyser, Moore, Lucas, B. VVilson, Stirn, Brown. Fiuklc Quigley. Front Row-Dunigan, McClintock, Ohman, Bright, de Forrest, Schlichten. Hankins, Owcn. Cook Lund, Hayden. v JUNIORSgBofk Row-Schroder, l.N'illi:uns, Stonlzral-cer, Schlichten, Shea, D. VVilSon, Monciur. DUll!SCll. WVhecler, Stevcns. .S'rt'0ud Ra-zuYDenis0n, Deck, Sutherland. Anderson, M. VVilson, Hubbell, Hart, Reber, Chapman, L. Harrington. I-'rout Rau'-livans, Maledy. Dunigan. Nichols, Torrey. Thornton, Stockton. Stussy, McAdam, Basham. Bark Rau'-Stringer, Thonias, Lavelle. Rcvd. Kiooclwillic, Lingo. llatfielml. Garner. Hill, Dennis, Green, Riley. 1 Svrond Rmv-Delaney. Easley, Hamlin, Hubp, Stites. Hart. Bryant. Essick, Turner, Cai-mack, Bender, Barrett. L.- ' faqfgtiitt 'lm ' '1 I' Front Rozvf-Stevens. O'llrien, Barton. fonley. Devlin, Calking, Foster, Burton. Harvey, Murray. lxffnigwell. ,IT f . Burk Rou'fStringfellow, G. Harrington, Johnston, l'a1'kcr, falnpbell, Brown, Talmage, Garm:1', fummini. 15" loyce, Peterson. Front Row-Howell, Ferguson, Doylc, Bilstein, Harris, May. Lisman, Conner. Allison. I' 7 .4 if ,I V 'T' snail! 1 1 . L ,! 1 "LAL ,il ,. J V u A AJ .AWA ' ll" i I FROM A SOPHOMORE NOTEBOOK- THE PLEASURES QF LOAFING. Many celebrated books have been written upon the pleasures derived from various and sundry occupations. Men write books on the pleasure they get from hunting, hiking, and fishing: women write books on shopping, gossiping, and embroidering. These pastimes have never held any lure for me. I know that hiking has never given me anything except corns and fallen arches. I'm certain that fishing has rewarded me only with wet feet and colds in the head: and as for hunting-but I won't go into the lugubrious consequences of that activity. Shopping has never fascinated me: I deplore gossip: embroidery shortens a short temper and adds a pricked finger for good measure. There is one pleasure, how- ever. that I should like very much to experience. All my life I've wanted to loaf and have been unable to. It is impossible to loaf at our house, because there is always a job to be done or a baby to be taken care of. If I make elaborate preparations to partake of leisure, something invari- ably happens to prevent their fruition. I've had blissful day-dreams in which I pictured myself relaxing in a feeling of utter abandonment: waves of sheer. un- alloyed contentment engulfed me. But life is a husk: it would be just my luck to be on the brink of another state of consciousness, when someone would demand to know "if you're going to loaf all day," or someone would turn on the radio full blast and make slumber impossible. There can be no rest for those so fatuous as to long for it. Leisure can be obtained nowhere. If one is heckled at home. it is no good trying to compensate at school. Even though one chooses his subjects with the utmost caution, selecting happy, well-fed teachers for all solids, he will soon find that things are not as they should be. The happy, well-fed teachers invariably turn out to be of carnivorous disposition: the carefully prepared "ponies" will be useless because of the new textbooks. If you want peace or rest, you must either painlessly kill yourself or annihilate all the rest of the world. In my opinion, justified by ironic experience, the pursuit of leisure is at- tended by a maximum of effort and a minimum of reward. Leisure always has been unattainable to meian exquisite and evanescent Lotos Land. With my in- numerable tribulations-namely, sisters, nieces, nephews, radios. pianos. dogs, and a little brother who takes clarinet lessons-I have no hope of ever reaching the Elysian Fields of repose. Human wishes, however, are but fanned by hopeless prospects: this lotos is as potent and insidious as the subtle langour of luxurious inactivity. I, too, am human: hence, I, too. am wistful and wishful. Ineifable peace, elusive and fleeting, beckons ahead: so I hope and hope for a diaphanous perfection around the next bend. -pambia Ballanfonte. '34 EQ t 5 I J l Y If ' 2' :Qi- gm ii GI if -s r 'N n .L ' . .. ,..,. ......" I CRAIIMI M.xt'DIIwm.I, Hvsrmu SOPHOMORE CLASS-In years to come the members of the class of 1934. whether they are many miles distant from that little town on the desert where happy years were spent in the Taft Union High School or whether they remain in Taft, will always recall their sophomore year as one of the most enjoy- able spent in Taft High. Perhaps the active part the Sophomore boys and girls took in all sports will be vivid in memory when they recall their extra-cur- ricular activities of that year. Many valuable sportsmen were found in that group of boys who participated in sports. Several of the boys gained membership in the Block T Society. Likewise the girls were active in their branches of sport. The Girls' Athletic Association has many Sophomore members in its ranks, and sev- eral have held offices in the organization. Such outstanding prominence was gained by the class of '34 that one member while yet a lower classman was given an office in the Girls' League. The second year classmen were cast in several plays presented during the term and also were active members of the band and orchestra. Many were suc- cessful salesmen for the Derrick and for other organizations. Not confining their efforts to the athletic field alone, several members of this class excelled in their studies and were members of the Scholarship Society. In short, the Sophomore Class of '34 participated in practically every club and organization in school. In their second year of High, they have truly shown the school spirit needed to carry on tradition for their remaining two years. Low FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS HIGH Francis MacDowell ........ President .............. Odis Oxford Alice Bradford .......... Vice-President ......... Walter Higgins Secretar ...... . . Gerald Harrin ton El . J ......... . . . V . g amor eans Treasurer ...... ....... N eil Thornton Mr. E. M. Johnston I - f Miss Catherine Finlayson Mr. V. E. Mullen fi Advisers I Mr. Ernest Mclnnes LOW SECOND SEMESTER OFFICERS HIGH Lee Hustead ........ ....... P resident ........... Gordon Graham Julius Lang . . . ........ Vice-President .......... Alice Bradford Jessie Newton ....... .... S ecretarq h f 1 Anna Rose Harper . . ...... Treasurer ' ' ' ""' Joe Sc Wa e Sergeant-at-Arms ..... Forrest Chancellor Mrs.AmyC.PeterSon - "M Adu!-Sets HH Mr. E. M. Johnston Mr. F. W. Rose Mr. V. E. Mullen SOPHOMORES: Back Row-J ohnson, M. Curry, j. Curry, La Fever. VVumac, Davies, Cool, Conley. Scvond Row-Boutwell, Johnson, Ballanfonte, Lough, Bachelder. Elder, Vasquez, Foster. Front Row-Kamp. Mar- shall, Walker. Donnel, Kelly, Hudson, Murray, Price. Back Row-Axt. McDermott, Kanode, Beard. Reaves, Shaver, Hamilton, Peden. McGuire, I. E. VValdharber, E. Wildharber, McMullen. Second Row-Lanphear, Schwafel, Gill, Priest. Doolittle. VVeaver, Wegis. Arnold, Montignl, Nix, Burleson, Palmer. Front Rau'-Steinnictz, Loperena, Plank. Romines, Scott Stringfellow. Moyer, Norman, Lerhngwell, Maygren, Hilliard, Graham. Bark Row-Corn,elius. Lang, Working, Singleton, Bell, VVallace. Reed. Huey, Bradley, Grimes, Lynch, Ki!- ner, MacDowell, Moodie, Buchanan. Svcomi Raw-Rose, Jansen, Day, McNeese. Le Count, Beck, Jolly, Gur- don. Lawson, Mauerman. Terrill, Bethell, Foster, Newton, Phillips. Front Ron'-B. Snyder, Graham. Burns, VVatson, Malters-1,jolly, Wright, D. Brown. Chancellor, Lovitt, Thomas, Gill, Tolles, Grimes. Cauvel. SUl'lIUMORIiS: Bark Rmv-Scott. Foster. Call, Banc, Dc-Clue, Sherman. A. llramlforcl, ilinrlicntt, Yinvyard, Miller, llininnrnn. .N'i'i'miif Rmi'fFishcr, i'i'awt'0rtl. Blackluck. Palmer. Shurley, Alhrecht, Skinner, Moynier, Kni-ss. Vaughn. Grinies. Front Row- ---f Hill. Snider, Dali-. King, Mclntyre, D. Phillips, V. Phillips, Denning. Buvlr Rim'---liallt-ligne, Lang, Fastillo, McKenzie, O'Neal, Craig. Bramley. Holden. johnson, Hickernell, Berry. SIL-wart, liurns. Fitzpatrick. .h4l't'!7lItl Rau'-Kerneny. Stites. Furry, Lippert. jeans, Mullins, johnson, Scott, llzitllvlil, llarlicr, 'l'uckci', Marks, Johnson, Front Ron'-Furgie, Krighauni. llerry, Province, Carroll. VVeaver, Howard. Cone, Quick. Roberson, Gziunt. Huck Ifrvu' linker. jenkins, jones, Schuster. Halliday. Skiver, Graham, Bennett. Ghndcninq, Foster, john. licaril. Vonk, McDonald. Christian, Srfnmt' I?vu'4Slnith. Mclfaddin, Dantey, Axt, Rush, Rhoten, Rinkvsr, llzirrisun, NY:-iglit, 'lhninas, Finster, Leach, Goldstein, Bowman, Karns. Front Raw- Mcllrien, DuVall, Seliwzifcl, Grant-, l"i'anklin. llnstead. VVheeler, McDonald, Colbert, Kenntdy, Eastman. Kthoe. Hall, Reagan, Harrah. FROM A FRESHMAN NOTEBOOK-THE ROTARY CREW Have you ever watched The wheels in the crown Or the muddy pipes go down and down Where the rotary crew is working? Have you ever listened To the creaking beam, Or the hollow swish of escaping steam. Where the rotary crew is working? Have you ever seen The gusher, quick as a flash, Spring up, with a rumbling, thundering crash Where the rotary crew is working? And then. When all is Hnished and done, The derrick stands, the solitary one. Where the rotary crew was working. It has known Days of turmoil and days of strife, And many a man has risked his life Where the rotary crew was working. A straight dark shadow Against the sky, A silent memory of days gone by When the rotary crew was working. -Gordon Hogue. '35 fPrize Poemb RIN-rom. VARNER C'ouNE1.11's CLASS-Things began to happen when the 1931-32 fresh- man class arrived in high school. It started out with so much fervor that before long it had the other three classes wondering if they were tagging the freshmen instead of the "Freshies" tagging them. This ambitious class carried off first place in the Student Body season ticket sales. It entered into the contest not only with the determination to win because of class loyalty, but for the half-holiday promised the winning class. It has done its best in everything in or about the school, and it will continue to do so in the future. Many boys turned out for basketball. football, tennis, and the various other sports. Several of these boys are potential stars. A large number of Freshman girls turned out for after school sports, and through sheer pluck and courage received the reouired one hundred points needed to gain admittance to the Girls' Athletic Association. Each Freshman team did its best and won many of the games it played, although failing to win champion- ships. Each organization or club in the school admitted manv of the Freshman students. Among these were the Dramatics Club, the Scholarship Society. and the Latin Club. It has been freely admitted bv everyone that the Class of '35 will be one of the most popular and most able of the coming classes. Low FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS HIGH Beecher Rintoul . Arthur Grey ..... Odessa Scott .... Walter D. Walter President .......... Robert Cornelius Vice-President .. .. Barbara Montigel . . . Secretary . . . ....... Velma Gordon . . . Treasurer ..........,.. Marvel Foster Mr. E. A. Bauman ......... Advisers ...... l 'Mfsmffng Sjftltsgsfl Low SECOND SEMESTER OFFICERS HIGH Oma Varner .... Roger Waddell . . Dorothy Winslow Miss Eloise Smith Mr. Chet Baird President Vice-President .. Secretary- Treasurer ..... Advisers ...... . . Beecher Rintoul . .. Pauline Traise . .Juanita Newman Mr. F. A. Bauman Mr. Fred Beatty f"'rig - 55252. .rr 6: thi tit' Q i ,I Y. F X 1 K. N, Y . 'i r if ' FRl'?SllMl'IN: Bark R07E'ftlllJStlll, Porchn, Bradley, Pemiiiigton, Anderson, Rose, Lewis. Thompson. lissick Sullivan. .S't't'vt1d Irma'-Sttlith, lloustnn, Pctcrson, Rulmllina. Vlark. VVin4low. Varncr, XVelch, Traise, Hoyst lvfout Rtm'--Kerr, Pittman, Evana. Bowcn. Fukushima, Vlhitc, Watts, Byrd, Ramsey, Haven. Bark Ron'-vGrey, Tolman, Hawkins, Purbaugh. Mcliain. Pyatt. Foster, Buckley, CHH'li'l'0H, Walter, Walton Dcflue, Dallas, Doss. Recd. .S't't'n111I RI7'Ii'ffl1'flSL, Kilmer, Davis,,lohnStm1, livatt, Smith, Richard, Hedrick Dcsformiers, fampbell, Lanier. Smiths, Vogle, Stewart, Newman. Front Rott'-Hallitlay, Ilolerjack, Barton Kurtz, Cooley, Church, Duljf, Strung, Allrlrtdge. McLean, Duvall, VVoodS, Chaffin. Tolf, Easley. Bark Ro-tc'-Tmichstnne, Lowe, Farmer, Harrah, Carman, O'Brien, Douglas. Weiss, Miller, Freeborn, Cruz an, Ficklc, Castillo, De.-Xndraca, Scott, Hovis. Vaughn, Tiffany, Carter, Connor. Sccmzd R0-zz'-Martinez, Lut ton, Smith, Gilfert. Brownfield, Johnson, Hopkins, Gratz, lfozby, Colwell, Alvarez, Elder, Callen, Markley Kcnsinger, Moore, Reed. Schmidt. Fran! Rnwfllivins, Dohring, Starnback, Carmack. Ayers, Hunt, Edwards Still, Snowd,n, O'Dell, Mortcier, Dosier, Clark, Edwards, Paulsen. Burnett, Goin, Haglcr, Hettesheimer .iii ,Y , r "'f.. V I all lg flf iflifw Wil-Ffxl if ii:.gi:i':.f:fgz-..':v,sf.fxe.a.. '?f ,it l"Rl'fSlllNll'fN: Burk Run'-Gootle, XValk6r, McNeil. jones. Stone, Batt, VVzn'xl, Rn:-musscu, lllacklock. Drake, .S-L'l'l7llll Ruwfllart, Maltcrs. Black, Phillips. Fuller, l.nwCll. l"inStur. Asbury, lhlCll?l1'YCl', lhlyva. I"1'nnt Ruiz'- Marshall. jameson. Culhbertson, favins, HYOWII, Balzar, llart, fonley. Nicbel. Rulmcy. Bark Rozvglllott, luL'.Al"ll1ll!'. Doyle, Conley, Bums, Flteesman. Faughn. Metcalf. Richardson, Welch. Srmnd Rau'-Blubaugh, Knight. Pyatt. Nance, Vcnahle, Stigall, Mitch.ll, Shaver, Lmt, Plaugher. Frou! Row! Burton, Mosher. Davis, Hood, Kcllermmyer, Huey. Inman, G. jacobus. McMillan, Richardson. Bark Rau'-johns, O'Dcll, Dosirr, Ray, Stumhaugh. VVilSon. jefTery. VVatts, Ohler. Cronin. Dykss. Culp. Jeffress, VVaddcll, Titus. Svroml Rn-1:-'I'ltrnnpson. Muller. frawfurml. Buck, Allen, Thurman, Lanphear, VValdner, Stokes. Laughery, Norris, Reagan, Shmcler, Black, Mamulcy. Frnnt Row-johnson, Taylor, Krystall, Torrey, Linscott, Bockting, Tolman, Pett. Baron, VVoods, Caldcrwood, Meacher, VVil1iamS. VVelch, Hague. xg 'K V' - x .F M1 'f' mm, V -, . 3 n 5 A , fy . Q V . .' ,f ar 4 , 5 dk . , l J. I 'I A L , 3 H, 1, ki x- ' 'A 7 I .1 I , P ,P , .1 w J. u, fm ,n f I 4 11'f ,f , ' . .1 -.v 1' ' 'LVL ' , fx , I -+4 s W' A N 5l'Y.'3'f' vw rf. fix '11 -..... -na A "' Mag'-fm.. I Q J ,K Q RUUND the nocturnal camp lircs, primitive man met his fellows, in his way realizing that rc-laxution from the toil of thc day was as necessary as sleep itself. Thus thc moilcrn student inherits his manifold interests and activi- ties, striving to round out his life through them. a ACTIVITIES 'lf a"' 4 I 'Pi 1 i Q" 5.1 ., , v .. 4+ X , .. Q , , I '01 ' Mu 1 gf' ,M .,. ' ' ' .' ' ,, - - ' V , 71 7: 5 4- ,L -.,' 1 ,-, .- g x-, -4 K . 4 . ,- ',.-1 -'gf 71 J- ""r' X1' 'fd' iii!-f , 9' J il ' fi LW" "1 'N . J 4'e", -V'--" " -' 3. 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It 5 - fy. ,wi " F, ' l.. 3, + , V' ,. L ' , - qi, ' 4 X , '11 .' V ' 'Q' : 1 ' 115, 5 ,wa .f-. -N Q 7 A vw' .M gi, ' '5i'1eH. L-v A ' 1 W 4 . M V J, ,.. 4 'V I .Q ' M-A a V ,,,-'ax .P - 1 Lb- 5, '- - A 4 . .. . .. r - - ,, .- . -.. . ml-.. , Li.: .' , .V wif' !+21'f2g,f 1 v 43, ,..:-I . --iw-g-xy' 2' ' , 's.'a-.BIf"-"W..,xs fa. . N.?T.":., F5 v '.1-ew: -42 -I-'R ,-2. .,:z-iw-an-1 . ,. - 'I-1 4 : . .. fl. L- ' 41 Q ,. QQ "Wi L L11 w'l ff, ., -.J :..,"f"i f Eiga 'Vi-:QQ .1"9E : 1 ' 'iq , , 1 F 1 , ' -rv. E 5 yi THE AUDITORIUM STEPS DURING STUDENT ACTIVITY PERIOD L. v ,. K 5 'Y I 4 yr Alb ,-.J ti. 15.3" 4, 1 Vin' Left tu Right-L. Brown, Hildebrand, Schuster, N. Bradford. York, Ol1il'lCll, R. Pe-rrine, Condell. Y ORK Cat leftj ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY-on behalf of the Administrative Board, I wish to congratulate the Student Body on its splendid work in all activi- ties throughout the past year. The excellent cooperation of the students was the deciding factor in the success of all of the Student Body affairs. The attitude of the students has made it extremely easy for the officers of the various organiza- tions to reach decisions on all matters. The Student Body was granted many privileges this year which were not given in past years. Among these were the movies and dances held at noon. Many of these privileges were made possible through the kindness of the admin- istration and of the board of trustees. Taft High is endowed with an admin- istration, a board of trustees, and a faculty such as few schools enjoy. Every member of the Administrative Board has endeavored to serve Taft Union High School as a broad minded and impartial officer, as all of the former members have done in past years. It is the training in working with other people which is one of the most valuable lessons of school life, and the successful manag- ing of student body affairs gives ample practice in working together. So the student body officers of the year feel that they have gained a great deal of value in serving their classmates. -Ralph York, President FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS President ........ ................... .............. R a lph York Vice-President . . . .... Nellie Bradford Secretary .......... ...., R ita O'Brien Business Manager .... . . . Robert Perrine Assembly Manager ............................. Bennie Dienstein ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD Lester Brown Lillavee Schuster John Goodell Jeanette Hildebrand N3 XI -ww Lrft to Riglrtfla. Brown, Meloan. VVarrl, N. 1ll'3LlfUl'll, York, PERRINE R. PCl'l'lIlt', Beauchamp. J. Jacobus, li. Snyder . C at right J ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD--Student body government, as it exists in Taft Union High School, is truly representative of the students: and all student body activities are carried on under the supervision of the Administrative Board. which is made up of students elected by the student body every semester. It is composed of a president. vice-president, secretary, business manager, assembly manager, and four other members. I Throughout the year the Administrative Board has striven to govern the student body and solve its various problems in a manner betitting a student government. Early in the year a plan was accepted that a student council consist- ing of the class presidents and Jack Jacobus, who acted as general chairman, be appointed to conduct and control all student assemblies. One day was set aside for an official "Class Day" with each class president, representing his class, sitting on the stage with the Administrative Board and speaking before the assembly. This plan will continue to be used in conducting student assemblies in the future. During the past year, Ralph York, elected president for two consecutive semesters, has very efficiently performed his duties at the head of the Associated Student Body. This is the first time in five years that anyone has served as presi- dent for more than one semester. With the splendid co-operation and interest shown by the student body and faculty, the Administrative Board feels it has had a most successful year. SECOND SEMESTER OFFICE RS President I ....... .......... ...... - . . ................ Ralph York Vice-President ...... . . . . . . Nellie Bradford ' Secretary .......... .. Ernest Beauchamp Business Manager .... ..... R obert Pei-fine Assembly Manager .......................... .... J ack Jacobus ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD Ellis Snyder Evelyn Meloan Lester Brown Elouise Ward s. M A .,: V 1 bdyf l'.i3s-X '4 x lx ll Back Row-A. Bradford, Ward, N. Bradford, Schuster, Lierly, Front Row-C. Varner, O'Brien, Green. BRADFORD fat leftl GIRLS' LEAGUE-One of the paramount problems in public-school educa- tion is to teach individuals how to liue. The Girls' League is one of the organiza- tions in school in which an ever-increasing group of individuals are trained to ful- lill the duties of leader, companion, foreman. These students are some of those who show ability to create worthy ideals, right attitudes, and permanent life interests among their classmates. An effort is made to help these individuals to find worthwhile work to do in the League, to teach them the technique of co-oper- ation, to develop the team spirit, and to help them to successful achievement in their varied endeavors: social, philanthropic, and healthful. Among the affairs sponsored by the Girls' League was the football dance given after the Taft-Bakersfield game for the purpose of promoting a feeling of friendliness between the two schools. A Charity Day was observed, the student body responding heartily to the request for groceries of any kind. The articles collected were presented to the Associated Charities for distribution. An impressive ceremony for the installation of Girls' League officers was ably organized by Nellie Bradford. The creed was prepared by Patricia Ballanfonte. The ideal young woman of the Girls' League is one who has good health, a Hne intellect, a capacity for genuine friendship, and is of high moral purpose. She realizes that these qualities are associated with happiness-that desirable goal for which we all strive. We are as proud of our million-dollar leaders of the Girls' League as we are of our million-dollar school buildings. Nellie Bradford .. FIRST SEMESTER QFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER President ........... Nellie Bradford Rita O'Brien ..... First Vice-President ..... Wraydine'Lierly . Raydene Green ...... Second Vice-President ..... Corinne Varner 5' Wraydine Lierly .......... Secretary ........ . . . Elouise Ward Q Lillavee Schuster .......... Treasurer ........... Alice Bradford f Miss Mildred Baer 1 Advisers I Miss Mildred Baer Q i Miss E. Mary Jane Russelll ' ' lMiss E. Mary Jane Russell ' i. l, - K, it Muff' F -. "E l"'4-ua., Vgiigw Sidi iwlx If sl? - A ! 5. 5 - - 'E 'L .5 :iii . .M ff. , . . 3 . s fc YE . i ., -if " '- Lcfl to Right-Moore, Scott, Talmage, Johnson, Reaves, Dischler, M. Smith, L. Smith, Furby, C. Varner. Funny fat rightj USHERS-Receiving the public courteously is one of the ways that the student body of Taft Union High School can show its appreciation for the loyal support of the people of Taft. Many times during the year this same public is invited to attend night performances held in the auditorium of the Taft Union High School: and when they are ushered in and seated with courteous efficiency, their evening's enjoyment of the program is increased. At all night performances held in the auditorium the ushers are present in their uniforms, distributing programs and directing the audience. On the part of the ushers this is an enjoyable service, for they have an opportunity to hear and see varied performances. A head usher sees that the auditorium is in readiness and that the girls in her chafge are present and ready to do their part in making the evening's performance a success. The group was under the leadership of Elizabeth Furby during the year and proved a very competent corps. I Since this group of efiicient workers are really under the auspices of the Girls' League, they contributed much help in making the mid-term installation a mem- orable affair, Miss Erma Russell directed both the Girls' League oliifcers and the ushers in the "Candle Ceremony," which was presented so effectively that it will always remain a vivid picture in the mind of every girl who witnessed it. To the ushers of the Taft Union High School is due much credit for their competent ways and ever-reliable presence. USHERS Elizabeth Furby Gertrude Dischler Muriel Reaves Corinne Varner Dorothy Talmage Margaret Smith Wilma Johnston Lena Smith Odessa Scott Ruth Moore Miss Erma Russell, Adviser R 3 f I it l f f , V Y i .T f .p'i.,"-"V, lx 'ij -- , '11 il . l'.1t't' Sw,v1vvyNi!1t- Natimml Srltnlantir Erma Annnrintinn N51 ALLAAMEKICAN' YEAEBOOK CRITICAL SERVICE aa-:w""' Q N if f.-.1-,M We 5 gym 4. . - .- . .f - 4 A A 4 J" , " fx Sr. A- ' .. . ' .X , tx- z - F . . '1 - m r - of + . THE EIRRKZK 1. ,...,..,... .4 .., M... ., ....,.4..1 all Slmrrinan htm Karim ,. J.. E1.,,.,A Nmimal Ymtai Cf,Jm.lSm-.f .,1.1.. N.,L.,.,l s.1.ar....l Pm. A...,,,..,. .L .1.. L ni. ran. J., at o.,.4.f, ..""'.... ""'... p... -. ...... .- ..f M,..,,..a.. n,,..a.... .4 j.a...1..., 1971 k ...As .44 1 5-14.- 1.,-J . 1.a.f,l..t ..... -1... A, ...-..... ... , .J A... Dn1'Rv, Bn.vinrs.r 1,l'I!lllHfll'l' National Award : MLTBIASTERS, Editor Fvnnv h Vopy Editor .55 LASLEY l'irculati0n Manager Sriwiiiaivcir Assistant Business Manager ,H XVEAVER Senior Editor KENIJRICK Secretary .H Sl'Il'I.lL'IlTEN Photographer SNYDER Assistant Booster Manager JZ S'riucKi.1fR Assistant Sales Manager RTELOAN Assistant I-Iditor ,. J 4 V xl, CARPENTER - K, Copy lfilitor . . 'H . r v, .K , Tb' 9 ,.. 1 'l 11 -1- H -pm. fs 5 Leaf PN -V . gesgqg' . Q , ., I "-.,w. ' T , 'S pf NJ! ' . ' si ta--gi g,,q,ma.e.,, H- -,K A .e. in f g - X- ' . .,r.w..W,.- ,,., .. . THE DERRICK-Once again the Derrick Staff is presenting a yearbook, the result of a year's thought and ef- fort, to the students of Taft High. We have tried to make it a book that will be treasured many years hence for the memories of Taft it will bring. In accordance with this effort the theme was developed around the community of Taft. In the art work and literary material we have en- eavored to stress the idea "out of the past comes the present." Great credit for this edition of the Derrick is due Miss Louise Lambert. chairman of the faculty committee and adviser to the editorial and busi- ness staffs. Under her supervision the Derrick has twice won All-American rating in the National Scholastic Press Association. ' Art work and photography are always among the most important assets of an attractive annual. Miss Alma Steininger, adviser of thgart staff, which was headed by Ruth Cruzan. was directly responsible for the opening section and the division pages. Mr. T. H. Ellsworth. of the Commercial Art and Engraving Company. took the views following the division pages and assisted the staff in many ways: and Mr. D. H. Schauer, of the Schauer Printing Studio, did everything possible to make the book a success. Mr. H. L. Justus, of the Justus Photography as K : I T ' ' 9 K V FACl'l.TY l'OMlN'IITTEl'I: llejwrli, Pullaral. Lznnlmcrt Qflllltlflllilllj, Stciningir. Stansell. Studio, was the official photographer. while Messrs. Sidney Stansell and M. D. Bejach. of the high school photog- raphy department. furnished many of the pictures. The staff is deeply grate- ful to Bill Overand, who gave inval- uable assistance in the arranging of groups for pictures. We also wish to express our ap- preciation for the services of Mr. W. T. Walton, Mr. F. A. Bauman. Miss Florence Underwood and her typing students. also Miss Jean Pollard. Mrs. Amy Peterson. Mr. D. S. Peckham. and all others who in any way con- tributed toward the success of the l932 Derrick. The following staff assistants aided a great deal in the production of the Derrick: Assistant Sports Editors -Jack Lynch. Virginia Lisman. and Walter Higgins: Senior Committee- Ruth Whitwell. Laura Burdette, and Walter Quisenberry: Art Staff-Jean Joyce. Gwcn Harrison, and Virginia Bachelder: Copq Committee----Ruth Turner. Jov Tavlor. and Jack Jaco- bus: Aduertisinq Committee--Rita O'Brien. Bill Talmage, Elouise Ward. Bessie Murray. Dorothy Donahue. and Sara Downs: Booster Commit- tee--Beecher Rintoul, J. W. Burns, Mary Shugart, Keith Jones. and Sam Brandt: Accountant-Myrtle Hart: and Assistant Circulation Manager- Jim McCormick. -Ruthe McMasters. Editor CRVZAN Art liclitor Q ef- HFAVCIIAMI' Senior liclilur I'la'rEnsoN Assistant Advertising lwanzlgur JZ Gum: N Advertising Manager l'nl.1.Alen Booster Managt-r ,SG Li Nao Assistant liclitor I'r-,mzimi Sports lidit or ,NZ just ics Sales Manager Gmmis Plmtogrnpher L . Sc' II RODIQR Assistant Art lfilitnr 5 l 1 - W 14,-ifjtfffwfhx wtwafraaaat -.mmf - .fu hi iii-'cv . M ,lil T, I 1' 3 if , if! f J 7 if - ' i Tl 1 Y 1... i.. . fa'-1 f-if H' ' 1 kb ix r X 15 ii l cz , :lei A L if ilk si :ig Qi 1 it Exif' il -1 iw. UH l .ini 'lx 3 in Q- Y i fx, v, ,,., Q33 , li. .1 ,I-V, uh NIH ' 'X e'.,, .N i,i,1,., ,. ASSISTANTS: Bark Row-K. Jones. Burns. Lynch, McCormick, B. Talmage, Quisenberry, Brandt, Higgins, NVilliams, Jacobus, Lisman. Frou! Row-Rintoul. S. Downs, I. Taylor, O'Brien, Donahue, Shugart, M. Hart, VVhitwell, Burdette, Turner, Murray. BUSINESS STAFF-Yearbook business staffs have the task of financing the book. To help in the task the proceeds from the Student Body play, Wi'thin the Law, were turned over to the Derrick. Other entertainments which the Derrick sponsored were Fighting Thru and Hot Curves, two talking pictures, and Sauce for the Goslings, an amusing one-act play, given as a pay assembly. Much of the success of these productions was due to the efficient work of Raydene Green, advertising manager, and of Jack Lasley, circulation manager. For several years the Derrick has had the Donor section rather than an adver- tising section. There are to be found the names of merchants of Taft, Fellows, Bakersfield, and other towns who have generously supported the Derrick with donations. The donor manager, Geraldine Pollard, and her staff performed a great deal of hard work. Beecher Rintoul, Mary Shugart, and Ellis Snyder were outstanding in this work. The Donor poster over the library door was made by Jean Joyce to act as a gauge of the Donor committee's work. Jack Jones, sales manager, deserves a great deal of credit for the efficient and careful manner in which he handled the sales of the Derrick. ' The Staff wishes to express its sincere appreciation to Mr. W. T. Walton and Mr. F. A. Bauman for their unfailing help and advice, and to Miss Alma Steininger and Mr. George R. Watson, who supervised their classes in making the posters used to advertise various events and the plays which were so ably coached by Miss Thelma Harvison and Mr. Raleigh Borell. -Richard Drury, Business Manager. ART STAFF: Left to Right-Joyce, VValdner, Cruzan, Bachelder, Harrison, Schroder. ,.,,H': 'Er EL. ihdiirsi? IKTHDL Q , ihgiimjqan it 1. SQ, viii .Ext A fa, if-'P i ' , I Y, M --Q f,'rl',,.5A.'1-err. . fqkifciam file. . ia' if qv: I, .tl li "fi , fs... .. - .av i, 1 -'frm 3, if f 35' 11 wg. af- JF.. STAR SALESMEN: Bark Row-Strickler, Foss, Schlichten. Front Row-VVilliams, Muncier, Pollard, Taylor, Burns. SALES CAMPAIGN-With a corps of thirty-five salesmen, a very success- ful sales campaign for the Derrick was carried on this year. The campaign began January 1 1 with the price at a dollar and a half. In order to be classed as a star salesman the number to be sold was set at fifteen. but every student selling Derricks was awarded a certificate. The student selling the greatest number of yearbooks was given an honor copy with "Star Salesman" printed on it in gold. This copy was won by Fred Strickler who sold ninety-eight books. The star salesmen were Fred Strickler-98, Joy Taylor- 77, Laura Burdette-55, Jerry Williams-35, Dorothy Moynier-23, Floye Evatt-32. Ervin Schlichten-17, J. W. Burns-17. Geraldine Pollard-17, and Charles Foss-16. Other salesmen were Clifton Carpenter-8, Ciraydon Ciarris-2, Jack Rob- inson-l, Sara Downs-10, Goldine Shurley-13, Ed Foss-10. Hollis Stur- devant-5, Mary Welch-7, Stanley Christian-2, Ruthe McMasters-l4. Beecher Rintoul-l l, Gordon McMillan-5, Loren Goode-9. Marjorie Doo- little-7, Arthur Grey-14, John Walton-9, Jim McCormick-10, Ernest Beauchamp-3, Evelyn Meloan-9, Clarence Jeffery-8, Don Schultz-9, Dor- othy Deck-7, Bill Cuthbertson-4, and Jack Jones-12. The installment salesmen were Joy Taylor, Laura Burdette, Jerry Wil- liams, Ruthe McMasters, and Fred Strickler. T -Jack Jones, Sales Manager SALESMEN: Back Row-Ajones. Jeffery, McCormick, Garris. Sturdevant, Foss, Vllalton. Frant Row -Cuthbertson, VVelch, Downs, Deck, Carpenter, Christian, Rintoul. as l I v ,, fl J Q4 l'i1 ' ll"'llF 'l'lul'v-tr Gln,-1 Furhy Melnau McMasterS Bliss Pgllard XVARD ,H STIHVKLPZR Sl'lIl.Il'IlTlf1N ug M vK I N N I li M in-Km M ,st IJAVI Vs Iivlcln-1'rTic ,ll CAM-i1:N TIER KET.l.Y ,H Downs GALLOWAY M Srrssv w .' .ne- .,. Lua: ,.. TAFT HIGH GUSHER -Six years ago the Taft High Gusher made its debut in the form of a one-page bulletin which was posted in the lob- by of the school. It was called the Booster Bulletin. Today it is a five- column, four-page, weekly newspa- per, double the size it began. Exceeding the enrollment of pre- vious years, the Journalism class num- bered thirty-two for the first semester and twenty-nine for the second semes- ter. These classes, unusually large, have performed the necessary editorial and business work of the Gusher efficient- ly. However, without Miss Jean Pol- lard, the paper's adviser, the Gusher could never have been published. Much appreciation is given to the va- rious people who offered news during the year. ln the editing and publishing of a school paper, there is much labor and responsibility involved. First, each reporter is given a certain num- ber of stories to write up. These stories are corrected, typed, corrected again, and then sent to the printing oflice. There they are put on long, nar- row sheets of paper, which are called galley proofs. The galley proofs are corrected and then made into page proofs, which resemble the Hnished paper. As soon as these are corrected, the page proofs are sent back to the printing oflice and made into the reg- ular paper. The papers are distributed 'xiii VVINNERS OF l'0l'Ul.ARI'l'Y C'UN'l'IiS'I': Huff: IV,-fi' Ilzile, Sher-lil, Sliinuft-llnw. York, VVhitwill. Blos, Snyder. .S'rt'0mi Rozufllarr, Donaliue, liemlriuk. llorilmi. Xlullrr, Downs, Yzirner. Palmer. I-'rant Rim'-Lierly. V. Y:n'ut-r, Riutoul. lluyst. 'l'urnr'r. to the students after being folded by the journalism students. A special feature which excited much interest in Taft High was the popularity contest which the staff sponsored. The winners were award- ed the announcement of the titic they won and their pictures in the Derrick. Special editions which were issued this year were the football edition. a double-sized paper which was dis- tributed the Friday before the Fresno game: the Christmas paper: the April Fool edition: the Play Day edition: and the Senior paper. Ruthe lVlclVlasters. Evelyn Me- loan. and Elizabeth Furbv were three very competent editors for thiq year. For the tirst quarter. Ruthe McMas- ters was editor-in-chief, with Evelyn Meloan as managing editor and Mary Sbugart for business manager. Evelyn Meloan was appointed editor for the second quarter and Elizabeth Furby, managing editor. Christine Mullins was given the position of business manager. For the last semester. Eliza- beth Purby was installed as editor-in- chief: Laura Burdette, managing ed- itor: and Clifton Carpenter, news ed- itor. Other members of the Gusher staff who deserve credit are Robert Ohman. Roy Gooding, Harold Basham. La Vergne Conway, Gerald Lance. Robert Lance. Allida Jansen, Dodridge Brown. Lester Brown, and Isabelle Ehlers. jArmu's -.9 Kmvonr liAuT1.iaT'r R n. 'r l" V59 Bosri tit ll-.t.l.R A S u AVIQR UTT el S u l'liAliT Ax'i.nR .H jmumn .ASLEY .04 OlDELL .fl M L'l.LI NS g,,1f...?f' k .+ -'7 9. of Q ft' if fx, Y gig 'ss Q. 2- i 1 ' .14 vw " S 54 W., .. L. gr., 1.-. v ,sz , t l i Back Row-Walton. Barr, I. Reaves, I. Jacobus, P. Newton. A. Newton. McDonald, Quisenberry, Sooy, MacDowell, Hamilton, Williams, Duntsch, Carpenter, Marshall. Second Row-Whitwell, Asbury. M. Reaves, Myers, Miss Myers. Kendrick, West, Waldner, Hart. Devers, Ozburn, McMasters, Johnson, Finster, Lingo. Front Row-Tucker, Elder, Bane, Hatfield, Furhy, D. Graham, Taylor, Kness, Moynier, Donahue, Jones, Turner, Mott, Jeans, G. Graham. THE SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY-The upholding of high standards of scholarship is one of the chief aims of the Taft Union High School, and our student body is Well represented by Chapter 33 of the California Scholarship Federation. , Eligibility for this society depends upon the earning of ten or more grade points a semester. Grade points are considered in this manner: an A or an A- in a five-unit subject counts three points. An A or an A- in a two-and-one-half-unit subject counts one and one-half grade points. B's in regular five-unit subjects count one point, and B's in two-and-one-half-unit subjects count one-half a point. Students who have been members of the local society for two-thirds of their total high school attendance, one semester of which is in the senior year, are en- titled to have the Federation Chapter Seal embossed on their diplomas, permanent office record cards, and university recommendations. The award of the seal confers life membership in the California Scholarship Federation, and the official C. S. F. pin is granted. At the mid-term this year four students, Allen Barr, Muriel Reaves, Dorothy Graham, and Mary Weaver, oualiiied for life membership. Others may be added to the list, but at the time the Derrick goes to press, the numbers cannot be determined because grades for the second semester are not recorded. Students who have been members of the Scholarship Society during one- half of their high school attendance become permanent owners of their novitiate pins. Bess Kendrick and Joan Ozburn have met these requirements. At the Regional C. S. F. Conference, held at Santa Cruz on April 9, Taft was represented by Allen Barr, who conducted a round table on "Finance," and by Paul Newton. president of Chapter 33. Paul Newton was honored bv election to the secretaryship of the central region, which includes forty-three high schools in its membership list. There were thirty-two members in the local society during the vear. Frances Bramley, Marv Weaver, and .lim Garner, who were unable to be in the above picture, were also members of the society, FIRST SEMESTER Owiameizs SECOND SEMESTER Paul Newton ...... .... P resident ....... ...... P aul Newton Mary Weaver ..... ..... V ice-President ..... ......... A llen Barr Ruth Turner ....... . . .Secretaru-Treasurer .......... Ruth Turner Miss Mabel Myers . . . ..... Adviser ........ . . Miss Mabel Myers 'nii'll'lii il' " to if if ,lj . p a'a..t5ffa'..t'F9f ..H,m..i.'r' -flxrggie " ' -f"'- --'-- 1----ifigzff 'jews 'rf' v1.f 1 - ,WL- Bark Raw-A. Grey, E. Snyder, Garris, D. Sooy, Barr. Front Row-Mr. Mclnnes, Shugart, Lovitt, O. Varner, Green. FORENSIC CLUB-Organized last year to promote greater interest in public speaking activities, the Forensic Club became exceptionally successful. Member- ship to the club is gained by earning ten points through some forensic activity. Awards of keys are made for twenty, fifty, or one hundred merits. Following its purpose, the club has sponsored school representatives in extemporaneous, debating, and oratorical contests. Graydon Garris, speaking in the County extemporaneous contest at Mc- Farland, won first place. Debating work was outstanding in its success. The interscholastic schedule opened with the Bakersfield debates, Raydene Green, Dan Sooy, Karl Schroder, and Allen Barr winning the County Championship. "Retention of Capital Pun- ishment in California" was the topic. This victory gave Taft the right to meet other counties in the C. I. F. ' Taft also won the Central California Forensic League championship. Dual debates were held with Santa Maria. Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo, only the affirmative discussion with Paso Robles being lost. The League Question was an interesting subject on the adoption of a national dole. Okie Varncr, Raydene Green, Dan Sooy, Graydon Garris. and Allen Barr spoke for Taft. As in previous years, the National Oratorical Contest was held with the in- tention of increasing interest, respect, and loyalty toward the Constitution. It was supported with much enthusiasm and ability by the students. Interclass contests by the various English classes were held: and although the Sophomore Lows won, Juniors. Sophomores, and Freshmen exhibited great possibilities as interscholastic material. On the winning team were Mary Jane Lough. Morris Curry, Dodridge Brown, and J. W. Burns. a At the close of the present schedule Taft has the best rating in debate of any of the schools in this locality. Such a rating has only been made possible through the work of Mr. Ernest Mclnnes, teacher of public speaking and adviser of forensics. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER I fx Raydene Green ..... ...... P resident .......... Dan Sooy Q Bennie Dienstein . .. Vice-President .. Graydon.Garr1s Dan Sooy ............. Debate Manager ............. Allen Barr Q Mr. Ernest Mclnnes ......... Adviser ........ . Mr. Ernest Mclnnes ' 5 , V ! . A f 4 Q . up 'yi - i 'gif a f: -r" ... 4.1 Imp! fi . Page l'llI.flllj"S+-'V4'll ,- fb f'-t4.,.ix: ,af N39 Yi Y VR, sf.. 'r e ,iii if f'f?"?x l'.'11 :,?g,' 'X 4' "is le Y" Q j5.sf.1... Back Rau'-Johns, Harrington, Bailey, Rnsticlf, TTl't'lll'!lll"T. Perrin", Parker, Shaver, Lockwood, Trotter, Newton, Quigley. Second R!l1C'flfllfliCtYf1, Gonrlcll, Pond, Brown, Kelly, Stringfellnw. Louilermilk, M0l1ClPl'. Sturclcvant, Scott, Duvall, Horne. F1-nut Rott'--Fchwafel, Gilmore, Snyder Hale. Snyder, Oxford, Brown, VVhisman, Perrine, Schroder. James, Beauchamp. Thornton. BLOCK T SOCIETY-To help create more interest in athletics and to bet- ter the feeling between Taft High and rival schools has always been the aim of the Block T. That it has had a very successful season in the past year is shown by the large number of boys out for athletics and by the friendly relations between Taft and other schools. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER John Goodell ...... ..... P resident ................. Ed Jones Ed Jones ......, . . Vice-President .... ...... J ack Pond Nolan Oxford .... .... . . Secretary ........ Al Newton Mr. E. G. Sewell ........... Adviser ........... Mr. E. C1. Sewell SAFETY COMMITTEE-Originated for the purpose of supervising the tramc around the Taft Union High School, the Safety Committee rendered in- valuable service during both terms of the school year, especially during the foot- ball season and on nights of school plays. The Safety Committee constantly taught safety throughout the school by the use of posters which were placed in each school room. OFFICERS Chief ........ . .......................... James Conners Adviser ........... ...................,.... M r. F. A. Bauman Left to Right-Conners, McMullen, Labarthe, Burns, Schulz, Torrey, Dane. .--.Q K. '1'-rr-1' , Bark Ron'-M. Johnston, A. Iohnson, Read, Harrison, D. Taylor, Lawson, LeCount. A. Jansen Harris, Lisman, Beck, :le Forrrst. li. Richard, VVcst. XV3llll'El', Po'l'1rd. Gordon, Beck, Hedrick Au-rs. Kin-ss. Tlziril Ruin-MeKt-mie, Lutton. C. Nix, Vairey, Phillips, Burdette, 'I'ho'npson Shrader, Macaulay, Reagan, Vogle, lilrler, Ray. VVaddell. Gipson, Moore. McCarver. Newman, A llraclford, Lcffingwell, jeans. .Second Raw-lN1cKettzie, Achatz, Smith, Carroll, Varner, Lough. V. jolnvston. NY:-mis, lloggs, Donahue, li. Richard, S. Downs, Pyatt, Dennis, Melrvan, Goldstein Crandall, Riley. Lavelle, Callen. Front Ron-Gaunt, Varner, J. Nix, F. Downs. Tiffany, Hovis Carter, Moore, Stites, Richey. Bach.lrler, Montgomery, Scott. Harper, Alvarez. Mott. Carroll Cheeseman, Quick, Elder. GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION-Creating of a greater interest in athletics is the aim of the Girls' Athletic Association. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER Sara Downs ....... ..... P resident . . . . . Bertha H. Richard Corinne Varner. . . ..... Vice-President ........... Sally de Forrest Sally de Forrest . . . . . .Secretary-Treasurer .... Virginia Leffingwell Frances Downs .... . . . Sports Manager ...... Virginia Bachelder Okie Varner .............. Yell Leader ............. Okie Varner Miss Catherine Finlayson ..... Adviser ..... Miss Catherine Finlayson HOOTING HOOTERS-The Hooting Hooters form a girls' rooting section. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER Corinne Varner .... ..... P resident .. . ....... Rita O'Brien Alice Bradford . . ..... Vice-President ..... . . Dorothy Donahue Okie Varner ..... . . . Secretary-Treasurer. . . . . Lillavee Schuster Nellie Bradford .... ...... Y ell Leader ...... ....... O kie Varner Miss Catherine Paulsen ...... Adviser ...... Miss Catherine Paulsen Bark Ron'-Fairey. Downs, Davies, Jansen, LeCnnnt, Richard, Beck, de Forrest, VVest Lisman Taylor, Garrison, Ayers, del liondin, Thomas. Third Rau'--N. Bradford, Sherman. Stone: Schust.r, Meloan, VVarcl, Thompson, Macaulay. Arhatr, Gipson, Crandall, Price, Rush, Patrick. Phillips. Scvnnti R01E"lVlCK3il1, Nelson, Lavclle, Turner, Green, Evatt, Finster. DBIIUFY. J0h'1S0'1 Donahue, Smithe, llurclctte, A. Bradford, Traise, Murray. Fran! Ran'-Young, LvfHnrzw.ll U'Hrien, ll Varner, Carroll, Jeans, Mott, VVilsnn, Lewis, Harper, Eastman, Downs. Cone, Quick 'xl , CTR: ,fg,-f,- ,f -, .ai 1.11.4-.U -- 1 'V sms aliVdQ?,TEg.x f Y jj J ,xiii ' u : j f?-iv' .ae '1 if l Lf P"""0' lhgw lfigliik Num Bark Rmc'-Duntsch, R'-avrs, Xvilliams, Stirn. Eastman, Marshall, Maledy. Srrnud R01l'fMlSS judges. Hill, Calkins, zlcl llonclio, Day, Burlrson, llallengee. Murray, Miss Bailar. Front ROW4 Stites, Hill, Hart, VVegis, Rose, Boughen, Goldstein, l'lacl1eld.r, Essick. EL CIRCULO DE ESPANOL-Social meetings took place throughout the season in an effort to create a greater interest in Spanish for those who have taken at least one year of this modern language. OFFICERS President ......... ........... . . Jean del Bondio Vice-President ..... . . . Jerry Williams Secretary-Treasurer . . .....,... Max Eastman Advisers ............ I Miss Sarah F' Baum' ' ' Miss Bertha Judges SOCIETAS LATINA-Founded and carried on by the students of Latin, the purpose of the Latin Club is to promote interest in the study of Latin. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER Daniel Sooy ......... . . . President . . . . . . ..... Robert Perrine Elouise Ward . . . . Vice-President .. .. Lester Brown Ruth Turner . . . . . Secretary . . . . . Evelyn Meloan Alice Bradford . . . . . Treasurer . . . . . Beecher Rintoul Mr. W. D. Baker ........... Adviser ........ Mr. W. D. Baker Earle Rau'-Mr. llalcer, J. Iacobus, llizgins, Sony. Brown, R. PL-rrine, Quisenberry, Bell. Camp' h--ll, Drury, McDowell, Uhman, Hamilton, Bcavchamp, Palmrr. Third Roni- XValton, Harvey. Fisher. Lavelle, Thomas, VVripht, llogzs. Ovhnrn, Harris, Devers. Myers, Green, Thnmas, Burrl-tte. Lasley. .Vrrmid Ron'-Snider, Vineyard, Nelson, Meloan, XVard, Graham, A. Bradford, Pollard, johnson, Thompson, Price, Taylor, Finster, Johnson, Smithe, Carroll. Frulvf Rmvfll. Rintoul, jeans, O'liricn, Varner, Mott, Carroll, Turner, Dancey, Donahue, Eastman. Palmer, Cone, Tucker. Young, Marks Graham. g MVP.: I Nu., .A ' i,... -t I - , a ' ' ' Buck Row-Mr. Lang, McLeod, Burns, Campbell, Brown, Whitwell, Taylor, Eiland. Second Ko-witiastillo, Lawson, Baron, 1-ormway, Lott, Crosbie. Garris, Bradford, Turner, Lang, McClin- tock, Oxford, Montigcl. Front Row-Wilson, Mauerman, Curry, Harper, del Bondio, Walton, Blackburn. Finster, Jeans, King, Lanphear, Thompson. ORCHESTRA-Showing outstanding ability and talent throughout the year, the orchestra, under the very capable direction of Mr. Julius Lang, took part in many programs. A complete instrumentation and splendid organization made it capable of handling better and more diflicult music with great efliciency. All school plays have been delightfully flavored with the orchestra's music as have many other programs. OFFICERS President ...... ........... . . . Odis Oxford Vice-President . . . . . . . . Annie Brown Secretary ...... .... J immy Garner Treasurer ..... .. Ardath Blackburn HARMONY GUSHERS-Dancing has been one of the main noon- time diversions this year, music being furnished by the Harmony Gushers, an orchestra composed entirely of high school and junior college students. For a year and a half this orchestra has generously donated its services twice a week and increased the good times enjoyed by the student body in doing so. Instrumenta- tion is composed of two saxophones, one trumpet, one bass, drums, and a piano. Members of the organization are Jack Jacobus, Odis Oxford, Jack Trotter, Grey Jacobus, Roy McLeod, Billy Garner, and Annie Brown. Left to Right-Brown, McLeod, Trotter, Oxford, J. Jacobus, G. Jacobus tiff' I ! I Pago Ninety Um Bark l'la11l:, Lang Run'-Mr. Lang, Lang, Garris, Bartlttt, Talmage, Campbell. Third Ron'-Jones, Hovis, llrown, Brandt, jenkins. .Sfcami Row!-Price, Conway, Maledy, Montigel, Oxford, Tmvers. liilaml, U'lSricn, Burns, llallirlay, Grey, Scott, J. Murray, B. Murray. Franz! Ron'-Higgins, NVilson. Trotter. COMBINED BAND-Playing at all football games and inspiring school spirit has been part of the work of the combined band. It has also given many enjoyable programs in the auditorium under the direction of Mr. Julius Lang, who has worked sincerely for its success and to whom its success is largely due. Completion of the new music building is being looked forward to by all Taft High musicians, and in another year the band expects to be located in its new quarters. OFFICERS President ...... ............ . . Karl Schroder Vice-President . . .. Bertha Richard Treasurer .... ..... B essie Murray Director .......... .. . Mr. Julius Lang MIXED QUARTET-One of the new groups organized this year was the mixed quartet. This group, composed of Blanche Matlock, Virginia Lisman, Thomas Kelly, and Ralph O'Dell. gave musical numbers for Taft clubs and several programs over the radio. Agnes Taylor was the accompanist. The quartet owes much of its success to the interest and co-operation of the director, Mr. Sydney Nielsen, who trained the group and arranged for its public appearances. They gave more performances than any other group tn school. Bark Row-fKelly, lsisman, Taylor, U'Dell. ITVIUII lfmvf-'Ma1lock. f -' rm We ,,,,'s, ,..., . 'I 4 ,FX , ,- fl 4 5:51 .Af if ' L. . W L4 ma.'.j i. .Ee --11. 3 N, 4 F 'ff' T ' f E- 9 1 'H l T +:...1r - -. -1 .,, , ,, ,-,.,. ' ,' -.-x,-Y .,,,,.,l, . Vx-9 .4 .,' Back Raw-Schuster, Day, I. Jansen, Newton, Harrison, Kurtz, Lisman, Beck, Cruzan, Matlock, Pollard, Hedrick, Price, Ne-shit. Second Rowfjohnson, H. Scott, Achatz, Denton, N. Bradford, Lutton, L. Palmer, M. Smith, Boutwell, Thompson, Crow, del Bondio, Freeman. Front Row-D. Phillips, A. Harper, Traise, Koker, Bradley, Smith, Mcliain, Nelson, VVilson, Alvarez, D.nning, Lippert, Lelfingwell. GIRLS' GLEE CLUB -Under the direction of Mr. Sydney Nielsen the Girls' Glee Club gave many beautiful programs in Taft, Bakersfield, Wasco, and Delano. The combined girls' and boys' glee clubs exchanged several programs wi th Wasco. FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER Nellie Bradford . .. ..... President . . . ..... Lillavee Schuster Alice Crow ..... . . . Vice-President ..... Virginia LefHngwell Jerry Moore .. .... Secretary .... Carolyn Norton Jerry Moore ..... Treasurer ..... .. Jean del Bondio Byrlene Moore ........ Business Manager Mr. Sydney Nielsen ......... Director ......... Mr. Sydney Nielsen BOYS' GLEE CLUB -The Boys' Glee Club took part in numerous pro- grams during the year, the Music Festival at Delano being one of the most important. t FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER Graydon Ciarris . .. ..... President . . . ......... Tom Kelly Ralph O'Dell .... Vice-President . .. Frank Barker Walter Higgins .. Secretary .. ....... Jack Colbert Treasurer ............. Fred Strickler Mr. Sydney Nielsen ......... Director ......... Mr. Sydney Nielsen Bark Rau'-L. Brown, Kelly, Rarrick. Garris. O'Dell, Bailey, Jones, Stokes, Second Row-Barr, Higgins, Davies, Strickler, Barker, Morris, H. Kanode. Front Raw-J. Colbert, V. McMullen, Schlichten, D. McMullen, DuVall, Burton. , fs. If ,,A X '3 9 l ' T if -4 ' I V' T Ili!" --. fill P:-ge Ninel 5' '1'l1x'M' 1" fab. r4A.'.5"'q il .lo lik i VX 'li' ii if ia., Left to Right- -Brandt, Mr. Borell, VVeaver, Harry, Schlichten, Barr. DRAMATICS CLUB-More active interest has been taken in dramatics as a result of the organization of a dramatics club for both high school and junior college students. Points were awarded those interested in the club for participa- tion in plays and for aid in play presentation as well. Mr. R. A. Borell was adviser of the club and coached very capably many excellent evening performances as well as a number of shorter ones. Taft High plays have been outstanding as Hnished productions. OFFICERS President ....... ..,....... ...... A l len Barr Vice-President . . . . . . Mary Weaver Secretary ....... .. Eleanor Harry Treasurer ........ .....i . Sam Brandt Member-at-Large . . . .... Ervin Schlichten Adviser ..................................... Mr. Raleigh Borell STAGE STAFF-Two of the requirements for a successful play are a com- petent stage staff and an eflicient stage class. Fortunately, Taft High School has had both this year. Roy Dunigan was stage manager: Steve Harding, assistant stage manager: and Clifford Brockett, Gwendolyn Harrison, Beatrice Haw- thorne, Verga Jeifress, Carrie Karns, Marjorie Snoddy, Donald Wilson, Dora Taylor, Clarence Cryder, Christine Owen, Allie Lee Cruzan, Neil Grigsby, Bob Wilson, and Gordon Hogue were other members of the stage crew. Miss Alma Steininger and R. A. Borell deserve much credit for the valuable assistance and advice they gave. Rrirl' Nu-m Mr. Borell. D. VVils0n. U. Wlilsrm. lrlarrling. Crigsby. Dunigag. .S'r'i'v"il li'f1:'-ff1'L17"ll. Hawthorne, Jeffress, D. Taylor, Miss Steininger. Front RowfOwens. karns, Harrison, bnoddy. sis .Xian A , 1 117 A '1. Vl.E l Lvf! tn Rlitlllffsllllllllitllgll, Axt, Price, ltlelxotl. james, llashzim. Fltislier, Scliliehtun, llramlt, NYeavcr. GGWITHIN THE LAW,, -As the initial play of the year. the Student Body presented the world-famous melodrama, "Within the Law," on Novem- ber 20. CAST Office Assistant ...... ,...... G eraldine Pollard lne Carson ,....,... llrvin Schlichten Sarah ....,,....,,.,.... .,.....,... M ary Owens Fannie .,,,.,,rr ..,.... A lthalea Price Smthson .ii,,..,,..... ..,,,,,............. T ed Peahl William lrvin ,,.... ..r... L yle Stumbaugh Miss jones .,.,.......... ...,... C harline Boutwell Eddie Griggs ,.,.... .,....... R oy McLeod Richard Gilder ...... ,............ S am Brandt Burke ..,........ ........ B en lanes Edward Cilder ...... ......... R ichard Drury Maid ........ .......... .,.,... N i na ,lanes George Deinarest .....,. ........ C arlyn Basham Chicago Red ........... Ciarth Lay Helen Morris ......... ............ H elen Axt Tom Dacey ,,....... ....... R oy Dunigan Mary Turner ..... ...... M ary Weaver Williams ...... ........... B ill Talmage Agnes Lynch ......., .,..... P aula Fleisher Thompson .... ...i,, M ilburn lVlcNeely Cassidy .....,...........................,.,.............,.... Ed Hill Dan ,.... ............................................. F red Striclcler 66THE CHAP,,-Sponsored by the Dramatics Club, l'The Prince Chap." given on December 17, made a delightful comedy for the Christmas Season. CAST Runion .........,..... ........ H am'lton Darling Vifilliam Peyton ..... .......,. D iclc Campbell Truclcman .............., ....,,............,, R . H. Coburn Mrs. Arrington ,....... Beverly Young Phoebe Puckers Patricia Ballanfonte Ballington ,.,.... ....... W alter Higgins Claudia ,..........,.. ............. A lma Marshall Yadder ,.....,. ........... L ee Duvall Alice Travers ......,,,,....,..,.......... Fern Christensen Fritz .......,.... .................... Allen Barr 'lack Rodney .................................... Bill Talmage Claudia ...,....... ............................ M yrtle Hart Lcfl in Riglil Talmage, llallanfontc, Darling, M. llart. t'hristens.ii, Marshall, Famphell. Alas Digi' 'Cl l "4 fill l ,lf 3 ,nl Q ,I-fflfgfl w:l'...f, l'. . R.: ,r Lrft to Riglitapollard, VVl1itwilI, Harry, Harris, Schlichtcu, R, Pcrrine, Owens, livatt, Talmage. 'GTHE BIG IDEA,,-Tense drama and light comedy played with a whim- sical touch made "The Big Idea" an unusual production when it was presented on February 12. CAST Richard Howard ...,... ................ B ill Talmage Mrs. Howard ,....., ,,,...... O live Harris lames Howard .,,,.. ....... M ilburn McNeely Flsie Howard ..,,.. ,...., E leanor Harry Robert Caswell ...... .......,i,, K eith Whitwill lim ..,,,,,,,,.,.,,...., ....,.,.,,, W alter Higgins Mr. Byrne ........,, ...,...... E rvin Schlichten Mary ...,..,.........,.,, ...... C eraldine Pollard Charles Gilmore . .............,,,,........ Bill Evatt Elaine Foster ..,........ .,,,,,,..... M ary Owens Stephen Bingham ..,....... .......,.... R obert Perrine GGSALLY AND COMPANY,,-Under the direction of Miss Thelma Har- vison, A'Sally and Company," Junior Class play, revealed life in a small town in such a way as to capture its audience completely. Stephen Bates .... ....... Cynthia Bates ..... ...... Sally Dawson .. Dora Bible ..,......,...... ...... Iva Hanluns .,........,.........., .... Mrs. Tully Plunkett , ....... .,,,... Mrs. Noah Appleby ,.,. . ..... . Rev. Milo Moss .............,........ ....Keith Bright Lucille Henry Beverly Young Evelyn Nelson Alice Crow Ruth Doyle Pauline Bryant Bill Specht CAST Charlie Thaclcer Hetty Bates , ...., Jack Nlortimer Fmma ..,i........... .. ,..... Fred Striclcler Myrtle Hart Sam Brandt . ........,..... lla Hart Mary Broolcs ...,.... ,.......... R ita O'Brien. George Higgins Evelyn .,.,....... Lyle Stumbaugh .. Allida Jansen Mac .........,.......... .,,........ R aymond McAdams Lvfl In Right- Sp--clit, Crow, M. llart. Strickler, Nelson, Brandt, Henry, Young, Bright, llryailt, O'lli'ien. Doyle, Stumhaugll, ltlc.-Xclam, Jansen, XVilson, I. llart. at age: Ar jzrfi-,m..rE5..: Q. ..3x,,,,,f,,,,:?3a':tgl1,4,,5-lf? , , ,l .I I ,V . Back Row-Bass. Pollard, VVeaver, Gooding, Perrine, Schlichten, VVl1itwell, Snoddy. Front Row- Taylor, lfurby, Ayers, Barr, Donaldson, Lewis, Young. 'GTHE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING,,-On May 13 the Senior Class presented "The Whole Town's Talking," a very amusing farce-comedy. CAST Henry Simmons ..,..... .......... E rvin Schlichten Lila Wilson ,,,, ,,,,,,AA ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, J 0 y Taylor Harriet Simmons .......... Elizabeth Furby Sally Otis .,.. .,....., M axine Young Ethel Simmons ...... ......... M arjorie Snoddy Annie l,,,,,i4,.,,,, ,,,,,,,, R uth Whitwell Chester Binney ........ ........... R oy Gooding Sadie Bloom ....... ...,...,,.. B lanche Bass Letty Lythe ......... .......... M ary Weaver Taxi-Driver ,.........., .,..,.,. ......,,....,. A I len Barr Donald Swift ............ ,............... E arle Fredburg Mrs. Jackson ,..,.........,,..,....,.,, Geraldine Pollard Roger Shields .....................,.......... Robert Perrine Girls-Ethel Thair, Verna Kamp, Lydia Lewis. Mary Ayers, Eva Mae Donaldson, Georgia Berry ONE-ACT PLAYS--The following one-aCt plays were presented under the direction of Miss Thelma Harvison and Mr. R. A. Borell. IN AUDlTORlUM-"The Valiantu: Charles Tidd, Ed Wilson, Ruth Turner, Keith Whitwill, John Baker, Roy Dunigang "Be a Little Cuckoo": Dorothy Mclntyre, Geneva Bonar, Charlene Boutwell. Elva Thompson, Lena Smith: "Brothers in Arms": Mary Jane Lough, Ed Jones, Roy Gooding, Fred Striclcler: "Tea": Keith Whitwill, Myrtle Hart, Garth Lay, Wilda Gupton: "Rich Man, Poor Manu: Beverly Young, Dick Drury, Helen Harper, Margaret Macaulay, Florence Hamlin, Margaret Smithc, Olive Harris, Jack Lasley, Doris Devlin, Fred Strickler, Fern McKaing "ln Spring a Young Man's Fancyu: Dick Campbell. Florence Sweigart. Lucille Lewis, Beverly Young, Geraldine Pollard, Charlotte Cutshall, Charlotte Vasquez: "Joint Owners in Spainu: Jennie Jansen, Bea Hawthorne, Bobbie Waddell, Lydia Lewisg "Sauce for the Goslingsn: Myrtle Hart, Patricia Ballanfonte, Joy Taylor, Fred Striclzler. Alice Bradford, Keith Bright. IN THE LITTLE THEATRE-"Do not Pick the Flowersn: Wilda Gupton, Ray Salisbury, Jennie Janseng "Theodore Jr.": Joy Taylor, Evelyn Taylor. Elva Thomp- son. Evelyn Alvarez, Hazel Scott: "Pin Money": Joy Taylor, Allen Barr, Garth Lay, Lela ' - " ' G Fl S ' t. Davis, Two Crooks and a Lady . Ben Janes, Nina Janes, Raydene reen, orence weigar AT WOMEN'S IMPROVEMENT CLUB-"Be a Little Cuclcoou: Patricia Ballanfonte, Jennie Jansen, Elva Thompson, Lena Smith. Charline Boutwellg "ln Spring a Young Man's Fancy" was repeated. "lN SPRING A YOUNG MAN'S FANCY" "TEA" wait M 15511: . if ,," K A .1-....::'yp" 'J l l Nt tx sa 1 '- ri i ,,v li' ' U I .M Myst, ,Y .L ' N I , 4 ex Y E Q A . -A .assi s I A N A V M 1 V 12 gs' , vv .. s f Q af ' WW ww.. X I Qt 'U' Q, spilt 'WN v.-, an El' ly I M ,x 1 f W I W nl F A S . l 'ggi A ' Vg, 1 v an '41, A i gas, t K C Q tr rl ' :ggi iw ' .wrt k x x we Q W, .u ., -.5 Ml K.. 'x'. 5. Writ ll NL 352- A 2, 3 7-.Pgi ' mf 'gg -v , 5 gg , g , gf A sh f. wjx i:c'.,sf ,Lf-,feta ,L5"','s3.' .if "' 4 5- 5-Qiygi at .,J. . 1113.-i..4Qi.Se..l..L .,j2?m.m-if we .slT SPECLAL DAYS-Yo Ho! Ho! Ana ll Bottle of Lemonade- We knew that time was well spent when we went to the G. A. A. Vaudeville. These pie-rats certainly shook a mean boot, and did they cut loose with their cutlasses! Madam Tarzan and the Apes. As for us, we feel rather sympathetic toward the apes. We heard that the Harris home was sadly lacking in rugs the night Olive splurged at the Hi Jinx. The judges forked over first prize in sheer admiration land terrorj. We don't re- member what it was, but we sincerely hope it was a vanity case. Footnote: The wolfhound looks politely interested, doesn't he? But then. he's probably young and not well versed in ferociousness. Two Little Girls in Blue, Boys! Only it seems to be black and white here. Aren't they the cutest pair of cake walkers that ever captured a prize at the Jinx? Regular Fanchon and Marco big timers. Kinda wish that either they or we were boys. I'll Marry Her! or do anything else, if you'll only let up. Many things are carried in hip pockets-such as paddles on Block T initia- tion day. We have not heard so many in- formal proposals, nor seen so many girlish- looking boys since the last time. We heard the most heartrending yells emanating from the gym the night we were writing this. Your Face Will Break the Camera, and your conduct is breaking the photographefs heart and driving Bill and Ruthe nertz. They look gentle and inohfensive, but just try separating a tall one from his tiny pal on Photography Day. Such a feat is worthy of a gold medal. Mr. Justus, the man at the camera, is not tak- ing a portrait of himself: he's only making sure that the lens is not cracked. Look pretty. now. and smile at the birdie! mug -fu - r AROUND TI-IE CAMPUS-All Out! Not a baseball game. Just the bus arriving in the morning. These students certainly look pleased to be at school. Uh. huh,-sure. Notice their blithe faces and the eager way they run toward class. We don't know why. but for some reason we have a suspicion that "she" is waiting around the corner. We know our bus students. It isn't the thought of les- sons that gets them up in the wee hours and makes them travel miles over so-called roads. "It's the Girl," or boy. Guess They Got Told. Have you ever seen in all your travels, a more downcast group of students? Mr. Walton certainly must have been all disturbed. Privately, we think it's just the sun in their eyes. We have seen too many other "exit-ing" students after one of these "You must reform!" assemblies. Oh Gee, Oh Gee! Shall I take that physics test today and Hunk it, or shall Ilditch and take it tomorrow-and flunk anyway? Such a problem-no wonder Taft Hi students have such well developed brains. They certainly get plenty of practice thinking ways and means of getting out of classes. Come to think of it, Jack does look unusually doleful. Maybe the test has already come off. A B C D Goldfish? We don't precisely recall what Abie answered, or rather, the board of censors won't let us. However. maybe these girls haven't come to see the goldfish. We've known people to come to fish ponds for other purposes than viewing goldfish. Personally. though. we prefer the dark of the moon. But if these blooming K I or budding K I fCheck onel biologists prefer daytime, why let 'em come in the daytime. We'd just as soon not have any intruders anyway. Just remember. airls, that fishing season doesn't open until May I. "I Hear America Singing? You're apt to hear Young America blowing blasts on trum- pets or shrilling on piccolos if you stick around--because and for and due to the sim- ple reason that upon your left, sir and madam. you have, under construction, Taft Hi's beau- tiful new Music Building. No more, no less. ...Ji L f tl? . , Q - 'I lf 4 . 5 -42 ffl 1vlyN A1 k 'Z '. 1 if fi .Y .3 Juv: Rig 'ix ' ww I w VP -n 4 aan - 'w.- Pf 4 ,ltr '1 -1 A sv' 1 '9 'ar FC 1 .2 ,gf r 13' 4 ,IQ Q 'V W I s L fr w , 1 '- K 1 1 ' N 5 f 'A A w , QL an-e Y 3 1 -1. ,fu if f m . f :Miki 'ff -1 U., .4 " . H' 3 'Lv i 1 Alu: " '55 T. , , 93 'U lf I .. K -4 Q. , K' ' .' . , guy,-M.., 0DAY'S unronqm-rable youth., soaring in lligllls over hur- illeu, bucking the lim- at the goal pm-xt. straining vw-ry muscle in ex- ulwrunt competition, nwvs his tire- le-ss vouragv uml his cmnbativo spirit to the fivrcv mon who first pm-oplul the world-'l'o lhvm, vom- lmt mc-uni life-not pleasure. J ,.. . 9'-ZEYZQZVILY' 9 J. .'. inn PORT PA L. -I if ni ,F 4 X " l W AE 1 1 : wi 4 I 0 O Q O " ..A-wi Q Q 1 .4 ...w iii!! ' 3h,3',,: ' I S ' 1 A Y '25 H 1 Q X , 11 S LOOKING DOVVN ON TH E GYMNASIUM s W., W .xy .i Qi J, . 4. ', l ,Q , , ,.. , . 4 . Q ,x - Q1 .T 'N' ,, , , 1 , Q ,B .. 91. .11 X -AS:-Thz.L..',,4. rw -',C'i.,.-:r-.,L5....-3. MA- :J v rf- Q ,. ,xx 5.3 S 'S 1 1. Left to Right-Sewell, Johnston, VVatson, Mullen, Helma, Lee. Coach KIENIIOLZ Cat leftj COACHES -Numerous championship athletic teams were turned out by Taft High's efficient coaches. Coach Leslie Kienholz, heading the staff, groomed a near championship football team for the Junior College, while Coach Ed Sewell, mentor of the Wildcats, reached the last lap with his team only to be eliminated in sight of victory. Kienholz's basketball. baseball, and track teams can not be overlooked for their sportsmanlike performances. Coach Eugene Johnston brought his entire season to a grand close by chalking up his first Valley title in basketball. Coach Harvey Lee, fox of the basketball courts, scientifically devel- ooed the best B Class team seen here for a long time. In shaping and polishing off the rough spots of all the year's teams, Mullen, Helma, and Watson proved them- reyes as able assistants as can be found. LETTERMEN -Many of the boys worked hard this year in athletics to win the right to wear a block T or a winged T. Bark R0'zrffA. Newton, Yeates, Mcformick. Shaver, Bostick, Fredhurg, Parker. Griblvin, Letlow, Kelly, li. Jones, Bailey, Harrington. Third Row-lvloncier, F. Mayfzren. Quigley, Trotter, Lovitt, Endicott, R. Perrine, XVilson, Chancellor. O. Oxford, Mcliinnie, llogue, Lott. Srcnnd Row-P. Newton, Pond, Baker, James, N. Oxford, York, L. Brown, Scott. D. Brown, Lynch. Loudermilk, Bcauclmmp, Burns. Front Rau'-Schwafel. Thornton, Gilmore, li. Snyder, Duvall, C. Perrinu, llale, VVhisman. Barr. Sturdevant. Nieh.l. Hustead, Palmer, Galloway. cv? '- fa'-I 5,2 f t x If 'X la ll li 5, 7 x Hifi? tire gl .jgrff , r +.1'. 5-5 ,rf ffl Alai?"-L' Tiff! 'MF-1 JZ "1 ' HH' liuzwl1'cfl'I"x-,o - 'Z Q r 2 H ' ' -. 2 Bark RMK'-Kiil1n0"e,C'. Mayuren, Beauchamp. C. VValker, llostick, ' 5' T D. Brown, Baker, Coach Helma. Srrnnd Rau'-Coach Sewell, CAPTAIN N Jones, L. Brown, D. Kanodv. York, Quigley, Goodcll. Pond, Lyle, L!-ITLUW t Mcliinnie. Fonvsli Mullen. Front Rrmw- Stringfellow, Trotter, fat rightj Fretlhurg, Lockwood. Grihbin. Parker. Bailey, Kelly, McCormick, Letlow. HEAVYWEIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE-September 25: Selma, 7: Taft, 25. Confident of knocking the crown off the new champion in the first game played, Selma's freshly groomed grid machine gave the Wildcats a running start into the 1931 season. Selma was slightly outclassed by the San Joaquin Valley champions and permitted the Taft boys to score two touchdowns the first half, also to add one point by their successful conversion of the first touchdown. Taft men added still another score in the third quarter and were not checked until they had crossed the last stripe for a total score of twenty-five points. But the game was not entirely over yet: for late in the last quarter McClean, fleet Selma back. intercepted Lyle's pass and with beautiful interference ran fifty yards to a touchdown. October 2: Roosevelt High. 0: Taft. 13. After a rough and tumble affair with a team none too weak on both defense and offense, the Wildcats hung the second scalp on their belts. This time their victim was the Roosevelt "Rough Riders" of Fresno. Scores were not frequent on the extremely slow field on which the game was 'mrr mzrmrs v1sA1-1.x Q , . . - - -..l . - Y' 'qu " ki N L -. . t ff . L 5 ,i - i. VI. fi e -- H1 ,Q-is 5 ...Lv .VT 44-A - -' . .J livi- 'lm llilml-'.-fl'l'kw A 'F ,RFI . Tis' BLUES: Bark Row-Gilmore, Gainey, Buchanan, Lay. Foust, Specht, Sturdevant, Christian, Dane. Willis. .S'r'c'011d Raw--Lund, O'Dell. Shradur, Pyatt, Bell, F. Maygren, Jeffery. Shea, Stokes, James. Coach Mullen. Front Row-Asst. Coach Helma. Burns, Labarthe, Huey, Moore, A. Brown, Shaver, Sooy, Mullins. Lucas, Hoguc. played, and Taft was pressed to win by a two-touchdown margin, the result of a perfect pass, Goodell to Parker, and a clever interception by Stringfellow, who galloped 65 yards through the Fresno gridders. October 10 : San Luis, 0: Taft, 28. A smoother gridiron unit has never per- formed on Martin Memorial Field than the Wildcat eleven in their third con- test with the highly rated eleven from the Coast, which had previously turned the Bakersfield Drillers back by a score of 24 to 12. From the opening kickoff the Taft boys looked like a college eleven and hammered the line for a total of 28 points. Taft's defense was never better, and the star triple-threat back, Stockdale. of the San Luis eleven never got past the line of scrimmage. The backfield combination. Lyle, Goodell, Brown, and Pond, worked to perfection, while the line's charging speed was undoubtedly responsible for the downfall of the seashore boys. October 16: Madera, 0: Taft, 26. Proving too much for the Madera squad. the Wildcats tucked the Northern boys under. Coach Sewell had spent much time improving the tackling of his boys, and his coaching was evident, for the Madera backs had no chance to gain against such deadly tacklers. October 31: Santa Barbara State Freshmen, 6: Taft, 39. Taft's second team showed real power in holding the Frosh scoreless in the first quarter and in scor- ing twice in the third quarter. A first team composed of the regulars was sent in frequently to roll up a few points and return again to the bench. but it was during one of these times when Santa Barbara broke loose and scored before the regulars realized they were playing football. November 13: Santa Maria, 0: Taft, 7. Playing a team they outweighed ten pounds to the man, the Wildcats were held to a score of 7 to 0 by the stubborn Santa Maria team. After playing the first quarter even. Taft's weight began to takes its toll: and a fighting but failing line yielded a winning score for the Wildcats. Santa Maria, as well as other teams, showed Taft they had no defense against passes and threatened Taft's slim, but winning, lead several times. November 21 : Bakersfield, 7: Taft 14. Only the name of the opponent kept this game from being just another Wildcat victory: but the name "Bakersfield" alone spurred the Taft gridders to soaring heights of victory. Nj N V, . 1 , T V , lt"Lhtf4-Y' ..... ,i"'l!"'-na., l':.g1+- Um- llllmlra-fll4'u'a1' t lay 2' '1 -P as i F .. ,M ,.,,, ,n...,.f,,.....s.,,,,,,,,....,.- .f....,. 2 , . yi? 5:7 I 7 F353 gi' ki .. '. .. 4 .see . ' -thy. A . N J ,. 9 " E TAFT WINS THE KERN-TULARE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP This game not only marked the first time the Wildcats had defeated the Drillers on Martin Field, but definitely put them in the running for another crack at the much prized Valley title. The Wildcats overpowered the Bakersfield team. The fine charging of the Wildcats was returned with a vengeance, and the passing of the Bakersfield team was the greatest witnessed by Kern County Fans during the season. In strategy both teams were entirely different. Sheer power applied between the tackles and occasional reverses were relied upon by the Wildcats. The Drillers gambled on long gains in the hope of a perfect pass which might upset the strong Wildcat eleven. The game was splendid and hard-fought, and only the mighty charging of the linemen and the fast thinking of the backfield kept the Bakers- field Drillers from striking oil. November 26: Lindsay, 2: Taft. 6. Taft simply fumbled and bobbled its way to victory: so Coach Sewell gave a sigh of relief when the gun popped for the end of the game. Taft got off on its wrong foot when the prospective next year team started the game, for this team had never worked as a unit before. December 5: Visalia, 6: Taft, 33. Another Northern Valley bubble burst in Martin Memorial Stadium when the powerful Visalia eleven fell before the speed and power of the locals. This victory gave the Taftians the second undisputed claim to the Kern- Tulare County championship. Only one more game stood between the Wildcats and another San Joaquin Valley title. Visalia lacked both strength and ability to stave off defeat at the hands of such men as York, Letlow, Gribbin, Goodell, and Pond: but they showed their skill when they fooled the Taft players on the oldest play in football, the Statue of Liberty play, and scored 6 points. December 12: Fresno High, 26: Taft, 7. Northern football for the second time in its Southern invasions proved stronger than the South at Martin Memorial Stadium, where these two great teams met in the final struggle. Taft Wildcats led at the half by virtue of a touchdown, and this 7 points was scored by Pond after the team had bucked and smashed its way to the one- A yard line. ' V' The second half found the Fresno Warriors full of fire and ginger: and. ,A Q' after two lucky breaks, they scored two touchdowns. This undoubtedly took the spark out of the Wildcat machine, and the merciless Warriors scored two more touchdowns before the game ended. Thus the Wildcats went the way of all champions, only on top until an Q eager challenger knocked them off. .- 'Q -5-119 J' lingo Om- llumlrvd-l"ix 'r?'47. .5 l "1 W," '7 5,-ff. 5-if J' ' -'fifgfl W, " 'L it QR. e.. tl 53 'ttf it sr- ' -u . wg ' 1-.tv . .5 ri 3v .7333-P ' Qu .J'-.sl .43 . E Q. 0 it FIA: 1 P ,is 3,4 .5 41, ef "UZ, . is sl! . L. r 'L Q. i 'r7,,'4 ,. vi l J... SENIOR LETTERMEN HEAVY- WEIGHT FOOTBALL T EAM- LETLOW.' Gained All-Valley honors by sparlfling de- fensive play. Rated as great college material. Also captain of the squad POND: Hardest hitting fullback in Valley. Was good for five yards instead of the customary two. FREDBURC: Largest man on the squad, weighing close to 220. Was lilfe a stone wall on defense. .29 69.99 HOCUE: Strong and hard hitting lineman, whose hard play earned the re.pect of all his opponents. IONES: Fast charging lineman who did his best worlf on defense. Wlzile not flashy, his worlf was creditalvle and consistent. CRIBBIN: Possessed remarkable foresight in diagnoning opponenfs play. An aggressive player who new-er let down. J9 .2929 MCKINNIE: Speedy baclf, who could hit the line or run ends with erjual lzrilliance. BAlLEY.' One of the four strong wingmen, who was ahle to hold his position in face of all competition. YORK: Regarded by critics as greatest offensive and ag- gressive linesman developed in Valley last year. .29 .29 -29 KANODE: Showed flashes of real live play. Rated fast for a man his size. COODELL: Flashy halflaaclg who gained All-Valley honors. Strong defensive back and one of Best ground-gainers. MCCORMICK Showed up as probably the lwesl interfer- ence runner on the squad. Q29 -.29 .459 BEA UCHAMP: Speedy lzaclffield man. whose real ahility was :hown when he lwrolfe loose in the open held. MA YCREN: Showed up exceptionally well for a player who had had no previous experience. L. BROWN: Dependable halflwaclg whose strong all- around performance showed little wealgness. 69,29 Q29 BOSTICK: A lwetter than average player who worked de- pendalvly all season. LYLE: Performed credilalvly all season as a quarlerhaclf. R. PERRINE: A fighting red-head, who showed up lnesl when the competition was strongest. A real pivot man whose only wealfness was laclf of beef. 99.29.59 fAMES.' Showed true spirit by always giving his hes! effort. KELLY: Big and fast. Was a dependable player whose play was characterized by his fast and hard charging. BAKER: Made over from a laclgle to an end. Showed up remarkably well for playing this position without previous experience. X THE BIG GAMEl-Open Wide and Say A-a-ah! One. two, three, all right. Come on! Come on! Good ole Taft High! Rah! Rah! Rah! We see a lot of people in the grandstand that we'd probably recognize if they'd close their collective mouths so that we could get a good view. One of the 'bench warmers looks as though he'd suddenly been taken with con- vulsions. Hold him, Taft! Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, the Band is March- ing. It surely was cold that day but "the band went marching on." As a matter of fact, though, the concert was a bit disconnected because every two or three minutes the trum- peter's notes would freeze and have to be thawed out with hot water. The man going or coming across the field looks like a Scot in kilts. We're not sure, though. He might be a Bakersfield rooter returning from the hot dog stand. Henry Made a Lady out of Lizzie, and Lizzie promptly showed up at the Big Game. And then some enterprising youngster told us that if all the cars in California were gathered to- gether we'd have the 1931 Taft-Bakersfield game again. Notice the big sign near the door? Our safety committee was very active in wel- coming Bakersfield and Taft rooters and help- ing them park any place but where they wanted to be. Taft Hi, We Love You, Taft Hi. This, stu- dents, is a T. Your T. Our T. It may look like an H. or if you turn it sidewise. it resem- bles a badly printed E. Hold your hand over the bottom, and presto change! It is an F. Still it is a T. We maintain it is a T because we witnessed the making of it. We also main- tain that those gals were brave ones to stand out in the cold for the sake of old Taft Hi. Sl'e'll Be Comin, Round the Goal Posts When She Comes, but somehow. we doubt if the poor girl will ever get there, judging from the way she's tagging the band. Bands have been known to lead people merry chases over football fields. The stunt was a big addi- tion to the game, though: so we guess we won't worry about the frozen people that were found lying around after the half was over. Lff:'3:f?,wil4 HM- FE - - . .. - 1, . ,. gg!-5 A-,.:. E ,- .W1 - . NZ v .l l "Q 1 . ' l ' 5 H' . 511 ,gg-ya?"i ...Q lmge Uml ll'1v1-la'--ilSfwvlI ' Tit.-. -L A 1 1.4 he fm-.,. I vi? as-K .ka -Y li 'ri x:iv -.itll T Burl: Raw-Jenkins, Hogue, A. Cuthbertson, Duntsch. Walton, B. lg Cuthhcrtson, Blue, De-Clue, Maledy, Cameron, Doss, Bowen. i Third Rott'-Stumbaugh, Wildharber, Davies, VVright, Kanode, Beecher, Bright. Cook, Watts, Wilson, VVatson, McDonald, 4 CAPTAIN Thomas. Second Row-Yeates, C. Perrine, Hale, Schroder, Chan- SNYDER eellor, Oxford, Whitwill, Duvall, Galloway, Harrah, Newman, Kat leftj Coach Johnston. Front Row-Palmer, Barr, Whisman, Scott, Hig- gms, Peterson, E. Snyder, Lovitt, Sooy, B. Snyder, Womac 'A Walker. 1 LIGHTWEIGHT FOOTBALL-At the opening of the lightweight foot- ball season Coach Eugene Johnston faced the problem of reconstruction, for his lettermen were becoming heavyweights, with few exceptions. However, by the close of the season he was able to mold a team which was a credit to the school. Johnston was in desperate need of linemen and concentrated the large ma- jority of his time developing men who were mere possibilities into linemen who were stars at the close of the season. Of this group were the following boys: Schroder, Peterson, Duvall, Whisman, Barr, Lott, Scott, and Hale. Perrine, Galloway, Snyder, and Oxford furnished the team with a good backfield: and there was no trouble in whipping this quartet into shape. September 25: Selma, Og Taft, 13. Starting their season with a bang, the lightweights defeated the Selma boys very decisively in the opening game. Their defense and offense were equally good, and the team showed great spirit through- out the game. Coach Johnston was extremely surprised by the performance his boys made and began with early preparation and forethought to get ready for the County championship game. This game marked the starting of seven football careers, for there were seven boys who had never played in a game before and got their start against Selma. October 2: Rooseueli, 0: Taft, 0. In a hard-fought game the Fresno Squad battled the lightweights to a scoreless tie on the Northern boys' home field. The Taft squad made several brave attempts but failed to score. An extremely slow field hampered the Bobcats considerably for their speed- burning halfbacks had no chance to circle the ends. Taft gave the Fresno boys some tough knocks and took plenty themselves, but Johnston saw more suitable material in action and was well satisned with his boys. October 9: McFarland, 0: Taft. 19. Romping through the McFarland heavies, the Bobcats took the easiest game of the season on lVlcFarland's dirt field. A twenty-yard run by Ellis Snyder was the feature of the game. The reserve as W J' H I J Y .V 1 ,ip u ,.W,...,.W,:,,,g.F W,,..,a.,, e T, A . MLB . . ET 'r ,, ftiiltwrg. vu ' fe, Bm TEAM IN ACTION Ovrzmmn g A Athletic is ,V c. ,ti Equipment ' S Manizgrr , ' . .. 5 lat nghtl up ,. ,gg.., ,Y 1' ' . Wg, .Q FE, ,ccc .g...,.grggQi.i.Qij.Q P.. Q squad saved a score by a spectacular tackle in the last minutes of play. There was plenty of excitement, and the fans came to their feet on numerous occasions. A pass combination, composed of Lott, Scott, and Snyder, worked to per- fection: and the team showed great improvement in tackling ability. They had suffered from poor tackling at the beginning of the season. The Lights stood up well against the heaviest team they were to play all season and came out with little or no injuries. October 17: Shafter, 6g Taft, 26. Sweeping over Martin Field like an un- leashed whirlwind, the Lights defeated the Shafter unlimited lads by a decisive score. Only after many reserves had been sent in, did the Shafter boys manage to score by the route of a long pass. Shafter was the first team to cross the Bobcat goal line this year and in doing so deserved a lot of credit as this was a most dif- ficult feat. The Bobcat machine worked smoothly for three quarters, and then the less experienced reserves were sent in to get a little experience under their belts and slipped, for the Shafter boys toted the pigskin over the goal line. October 31: Kingsbury, 0: Taft, 14. By taking the Kingsburg game easily, the Bobcats prepared for the supreme test with Bakersfield. The highlights of this game with the Kingsburg "seconds" were two passes completed for touchdowns. Scott and Lovit each scored on a pass. This special play was designed for them and worked to perfection. November 13: Bakersfield, 19: Taft, O. ln the fastest and hardest played game of the season, the lightweights came out second best. Taft made desperate rallies. only to be thrown back. The team which was destined to be Valley champions battered the Bobcats while crossing Taft's goal line three times. They handed the Bobcats the only defeat of a very successful 1931 season. The Taft boys fought every inch of the way and made a most creditable bid for the County title. Taft was no match for the heavier and faster team: but due to their iight and spunk, they staved off many scores which looked like possible tallies. Snyder, Perrine, Hale, and Schroder played like veterans and will be line material for the Heavies next season. 5 S. I! I, A 4451 JH 5 V , E . - it ,.,,, - -K 1 if A .- A ' N i' Page One Hundred-Nine , ,,, Qt'-5-QP 5' . r.. C fimrr ,,.... ' . . f, 3 ,gi Gribbin E. Snyder B. Snyder Evans BASKETBALL SCHEDULE-January 9: Class A-Taft, 27: Maricopa, 7. Class B-Taft, 17: Maricopa. 15. Class C-Taft, 85 Maricopa, 14. Taft A's and B's started out the season by winning two fast games from their old rivals of Maricopa. The C's seemed unable to click. but showed much promise. The chances for a Valley champion B Class team were very good from the beginning of the season. Coach Sewell, although he had a great deal of good material, was unable to find a quintet which clicked and used almost all his squad, Gribbin being the only player to stay for any length of time. The Lights, although very fast in floor work, were unable to hit the bucket consistently, driving the ball down the floor time and again, only to miss the shot. January 15: Class A-Taft, 11: Shaffer, 8. Class B-Taft. 22: Shaffer, 14. Class C-Taft. 12: Shaffer. 2. The Shafter teams were hopelessly out- classed throughout all three games. The "Pewees" were much better at hitting the bucket, having practiced all week at shooting. Although the A Class team had not been shaped into a quintet which would really play well, they defeated the Shaffer team very easily. The B Class team played as if they were veterans, never letting down for a minute. January 22: Class A-Taft, 185 Tulare. 26. Class B-Taft, 9: Tulare, 11. Class C-Taft. 25: Tulare, 4. Taft Midgets walked away from the Tulare team in a slow, easy game. Neither Coach Sewell nor Coach Lee used a quintet which worked together well, the Tulare team taking two games from them, The C .4 SQUAD: Bark Rau'-L. Brown. Trotter. Lockwood, Parker, Gribhin, Glcnclening. Striugfellow, Harrington, Coach Sewell. Front Rott'-VVilson, Baker, Endicott, Moncier, F. Maygren, D. Brown, C. Maygrcn. .5 M 'W 4,4 gui. l as ,, ft. si' N- il is tw' 1,5 in S- 'fi it C? "Q it 3 rf "l, .4 ", ,I is v K K ' iii, 97173 lill7'fili'l ill . ' 1' Q f if-.,.LTa,iTlff? "Eli, cf-as f . yy mf. .f-'-ie ,g .1..4 '-ga. :Q ku ' nf ,A ' ' 'Htrx' s. gg: ff , -..fL..g rg eil: , :-,.fan.ttQ21ai.faf:'f,'f,l3aC B SQV.-XD: Bark Rmtiflleeeher, 'Full S, Luunlermilk. C'h:u1cellur. l'rtersm1. lliguins, XN':4tsun, liiclsun, Fu:-xeli Lee. Frnut Rviufllxforcl, XYilliams. Snyder, llalc, Gilnmre, P. Newton, C. Perrine. Class team so far outclassed the Tulare Lights that the game seemed exceedingly dull, although the Taft C's put on an exhibition of basketball seldom seen on the Taft floor. The floor work of Captain Bob Snyder and of Bob I-Iarrah was the outstanding feature of the whole game. Upon these boys Johnston based his hopes for a Valley championship team. January 29: Class A-Taft. 14: Balzersaeld. 18. Class B-Taft, 12: Bak- ersaeld, 18. Class C-Taft, 18: Bakersfield. 6. C Class team took an exceedingly easy game from Bakersfield. The B Class dropped their game for the second time. after holding the fast, tricky Bakersfield squad up until the last quarter. The A Class lost one of the worst games of the season, marked everywhere by personal fouls. Although individual members of the team did very well, every man played as if he were alone on the floor. February 6: Class A-Taft, 21: San Jose, 26. Class B-Taft 15: San Jose, 18. Class C-Taft. 20: San Jose. 18. Class C team nosed out in the last minute of play to take this game by 6 points, in the fastest game between the two most evenly matched teams that the season had to offer. The B Class led the scor- ing up until the last half, when the San Jose B's got very lucky and sank a few long ones which didn't touch the rim. The A Class played their best game of the season, holding the fast San Jose team very well. February 20: Class A-Taft, 19: Bakersfield. 24. Class B-Taft, 185 Bak- ersfield. 10. Class C-Taft, 13: Bakersfield, 12. C Class won their County C' SQYAD: Bark Rnn'-- Coach Johnston, llairrali, Sclvwafel, Snyder, tile-ml.-ning. Sh-vt-ns, I-Izislnmn, Speeht. lfrnnt Rau' Stringfellow, lJuV:1ll, lNleAcl:m1, lXlnygri-n, XK'hite. Leflingwt-ll. il ,, Jig. 'Maur' 1 . fs, if -tl 1 -. ,, re ,,4-g,..l.l.-ir.,--..wi . "....,.eLie. 3 . - 5 X M, 4 'F D SQUAD: Back Raw-Coach Helma, Ryall, Stone, Goodrich, Cheesman, Strang, Sipes, Grey, Welch, Richardson, Sturdevant. Front Row-Ward, Evans, Bowen, Evans, Buckley, McMillan, Kurtz, Watts, Haven. championship by a hair, surprised by a very much improved Bakersfield team. Captain Snyder won the game by a last minute basket. This was by far the most exciting game ever played in Taft gymnasium. The Varsity finished their season in this game by losing to the Bakersfield Heavies. Although they lost by quite a few points, their showing in the game was as a whole very creditable. The Mid- dies did the impossible in coming back to win from the Bakersfield five. This game gave them a return game and their chance to win the Valley. February Z1: Class A-Taft. 16: Maricopa. 10. Class B--Taft, 10: Maricopa, 16. Class C-Maricopa. 6: Taft, 19. Due to the fact that only the second and third string were used, the first string resting from the Bakersfield game of the previous night. the B Class dropped their game. The A Class playing a post season match, beat the Maricopa boys in a slow, sloppy game. The C Class won easily. Joe Schwafel being star and high point man. Although they ran the Maricopa boys in circles, they seemed to be playing under wraps at all times. never once letting out any of their speed and cleverness. February 26: Class B-Taft, 17, Bakersfield, 7. B Class won the County championship from a hard-fighting, do-or-die outfit from Bakersfield, on the neutral floor of the new Wasco gym. This was the first realization of Coach Lee's dream, his first championship team. This game put two teams as runners-up for Valley championships. March 19: B Class Valley Championship Game-Taft, 225 Fowler, 15. B Class beat a fast team in the Fowler Barn to win the first Valley championship ever won by a Taft B Class team. To Coach Lee, who has worked untiringly throughout the season in teaching the boys the fundamentals, goes much of the credit. March 19: C Class Valley Championship Game-Taft, 22: Clovis, 7. Victory for the C Class was added to by their winning an easy game from the Clovis Lights. This made the C Class three times County, three times semi-Val- f"' . . . . ley, and twice Valley, barely missing three times last year. I The success of the C team lay in their spirit of co-operation. Every man I - worked like a cog in a great machine. No one person on this great C team can lay g claim to have made more than six points more than any other person of the team. Q Never in the history of this school have any two teams in the same year won ' the Valley championships. Taft is proud of these boys and their coaches. A goal Q . has been set for future teams of Taft High. 3 . 5. 1 A. it . . P ' ' Nw if I qt!! fb -. l':1i:w Um- lllll2tiIvllll'll4'll.1' 'V " Hugo? ggi-'ff' 5 'fi fl, 4 ....,a. s 3 if ' BEAUCHAMP E, Snvniziz HARRAH TRACK --Interclass Meet: March 9. Crowds of students swarmed the stadium as the gun for the first track meet of the 1932 season was sounded. Many boys had responded to the call and were on the starting line ready to uphold the honor of their respective classes. The Seniors came through with the meet championship and displayed great talent in many of the various events. Two new school records were hung up by Beauchamp and York. Tulare, II8M g Taft, 148W 5 March 24. Taft speed artists showed their heels to the Tulare boys on the Tulare field, starting out the season with a bang. The B and C Classes won their meets easily, but Taft lost in the A Class. Two boys, White and Harrah, practically cleaned the meet up alone in the C division, entering every event. In B Class Waddell and Palmer shone. There were no high marks, but all of them were fair. In A class Beauchamp did a good piece of work in winning the hurdles, century, and 220. Santa Maria, 130: Taft, I38M: April Z. The B and C Classes again showed themselves superior by taking the Saints down. The A Class did not do so well. They dropped their second meet of the year. Parker took the high jump easily, but the other events were harder fought. From the way the Lights had been going, they began to look like a Valley champion team. The Santa Maria B and C Classes boast of two ten-fiat century men. Grimes and Itria. However, Itria was out of the meet, due to a pulled tendon. This was probably the reason for the A Class' coming as close as they did. This was the annual meet held between Taft and Santa Maria, and there is always as much rivalry between the two schools as there is between Taft and Bakersfield. King City: April 9. The largest invitational meet which the Taft tracksters have the privilege of entering each year is the King City Meet, which is attended by more than twenty-five schools. Taft again had its usual success and brought back a number of fine medals and tokens of brilliant performances. Hollister High won the meet honors in the heavyweight division, but the ,F locals made a very creditable showing. Ellis Snyder was the only man to bid for first place honors and in doing so " ' was tied in a dead heat in the fifty-yard dash by two opponents who refused to be nosed out at the tape. Waddell and Perrine, B Class weight men, placed second in the shot and discus after meeting tough competition in both events. Bob Snyder tied for second in the high jump at the height of 5 feet 6 inches, while Parker also 1 p 11 Q 6.3 . if fl-vF'ff' f' .- 14 NJBIJ' al Page One IIllmire-il-'l'l1ii'lr-eil Bark Rmb-ll. llrnwn. McDonald, XVatts. VVallaee. Talmage , . l ' Grihlvin, l':i1'ke1', Bostick, Pett. D. Smith, Starr, Speeht. Third M l A ..-ff Ron'-fnzich YVatson, Cameron, Schroder, Mikesell, Stnrdevant, 4,,...,-A' Q' c . XXzl"',t - j . .S "- f S, ' '. f lell ll s ,1e1 1 ' i if g R11 Xllltc llawl lel'l'l 1' ' gh l' ' K VM - 1 , ll 1, 2 xl. Init, Bright, Dickson, Scott, Beauchanip. James, VVhisman NPUBE ' 1 ku 'oath ohnston ernud Rom Ytates CIHITCIHCI Mal M "T wly. S, Dt1Vfill. VVilcll1a1'hc1', Higgins, Malters, Stumhaugh VVad fill Nfl? 4 X , . .ill 'c ', E. Snyder, Paliner, Seliwafe . Front Roz: iitnnl, '1' . 111 1. la a , VIRUS, Kurtz, Plllllall f , last- man, 'nnle ', Huzlson, Rya . Trone, Jen 'ins. f . ' C' 1, , . is w ,, ., -. 'ii tied for second in the A Class high jump at 5 feet 9 inches. Beauchamp was the only two-place winner from Taft and snagged two medals, third in the century and third in the furlong. Tulare 20-30 Club Relays: April 16. Taft teams did not show up so well in competition against the cream of the Valley, although several places were taken in the B and C classes. There were many Valley records broken in the hurdles, shot put, high jump, and pole vault. The two Snyder brothers, Bob and Ellis, turned in two points, a very good showing, considering the competition. Waddell, a B Class freshman, turned in three points in the discus. Waddell has three years of competition left to him, and great things are expected. The features of the day were the B and A Class pole vaults, won by Coalinga and Strathmore respectively, with a height of ll feet 9 inches. Mifflin, of Coalinga, was high point man, taking the 20-30 Club prize. Kem County Meet: April 23. This was the first high school track meet held under the lights in Kern County. Although Bakersfield and Wasco cleaned up the field events, Taft men took many places, some of them lirsts. The best mark made in the Held events for Taft was by Cliff Perrine, B Class ace, when he walked off with a first and a second in the shot-put and discus, respectively. The time in most of the track events was rather slow, very few records being broken. However, many records were shattered in the field, most of them by Bakersfield. Harrah. basketball Star, again came to the front, with eleven and one-fourth points, mak- ing him high point man of the Taft C and B classes. Bob White, another basket- ball man, proved that big things come in little packages by walking off with an easy century. Sid Stringfellow surprised everybody, himself included, by taking first in the broad and high jumps. ln the B Class Hop Palmer and Ellis Snyder represented Taft very well, both making over five points. Wildharber, B Class distance star, won the 660 in Ben Eastman form, com- ing up from third place to win in the last twenty-live yards. i""W7"'f-iff? f y A Back Row-Brown, Moncier, Loudermilk, Letlow, Shea, Peden, Harrington, Shaver. Stringfellow, Quigley, C. Wheeler, Coach CAPTAIN . Sewell. Second Raw-Williams, D. Brown, F. Maygren, DuVall, LOUDEIU-1lLK C. Maygren, Endicott, Pond, R. Wheeler. Front Row-McBrien, fat rightj Lp "' ' Si VV. Maygren, Cauvel, R. Newton, Stone. Goode. ua s -March 26: Taft, 9: Paso Robles. 8. Taft started its baseball season off well by winning the first game. Paso Robles proved to be a much stronger team than last year and threatened to win in the last few innings, but the Taft team managed to hold its own. April 2: Taft, 6: Roosevelt High, I. Roosevelt High, of Fresno, proved to be an easy foe for the Taft nine to down in the second game of the season. Taft showed slight improvement, especially in its batting, over the previous game. April 9: Taft. 10: Moran J. C., 3. Playing Moran Junior College for the first time, the team showed no fear of a junior college team. Although the team as a whole played heads-up ball and was on the alert constantly, Stringfellow was the outstanding player of the game. Sid managed to chalk up 22 strike-outs in nine innings. April 15: Taft. 21: Paso Robles. 1. Led by the brilliant performance of the third sacker. Everett Endicott, who stepped to bat three times and gathered three safe hits to lead the onslaught of the heavy slugging, Taft not only pounded the opposing mound aces out of the box but also played air-tight ball in the field. April 16: Taft, 6: Delano, 7. A peculiar tradition which tends to rule the fate of Taft and Delano ball clubs still held good when they tangled in their annual game this year. Taft has never won two successive games from Delano, and the same holds good for Delano. In this game they took their turn at the long end of the score and turned the Wildcats back . Shaver started work on the mound but was relieved in the third inning by the fast ball pitcher, Stringfellow. who held Delano down to two runs: but due to a bungle in the sixth inning which gave the Delano boys a one-run edge, Taft dropped a hard-fought contest. April 22: Taft, 9: Bakersfield, 3. This game with the Drillers was the first of two which will decide the County title. The Wildcats won it handily. Splendid pitching and batting were registered bv our mound ace, Sid Stringfellow. Captain Loudermilk and his pal "Connie Mack" Moncier played good ball and hit consistently. it ' i wil l-M . 8 . -.-" Vupi- Ulm lY.11x.l1-ul l lil I ff' """' ,fs '- - vi 1-t"""r 5 ., up , lv, - Back Row-Conley, Montgomery, J. Campbell, Trotter, Peterson, E Huey, Johnston, Lucas, Rasmussen, Jeffery, Third Row-Coach Helma, Jefrriss, Nichols, Beecher, Beavers, Cornelius, Burns, Schuster, Watson. Second Row-Evans, Curry, Koker, All- LUCAS dredge, Eidson, Mintier, Torrey, Palmer, Harrah, Lyle. Front Row-Drake, McMillan, Bolerjack, Romines, Huey, Woods, Nor- man, Dallas, Hillard, Evans. CAP-mt N fat leftl INDOOR BASEBALL-After a very successful season last year the indoor players were eager to resume play. Indoor was organized last year for the first time and had surprising interest taken in it both by the boys and the townspeople who cheered at the games on the various nights of the schedule. Indoor was or- ganized because of the decreasing interest and enthusiasm for the great national pastime-baseball. For some unknown reason baseball has gradually dropped from the playgrounds and ball parks of the grammar and high schools: and, much to the amazement of experts, indoor, or soft ball, has held the interest of the younger boys who were formerly hard ball fans. April 8: Taft Heavies, 3: Maricopa Heavies, 13. Taft Lights, Zg Maricopa Lights, 7. Indoor baseball started out this season with a lot of good material of which to make a good team. After playing a few practice games, Pop Helma with his lightweights and heavies took on the Maricopa boys for the first league encounter. Taft lost both games but showed that there was lots of promise in the team. April 15: Taft Heavies, 65 Maricopa Heavies, Z. Taft Lights, 25 Maricopa Lights, 3. The second game with Maricopa went much better. The lightweights dropped their game by a small margin, while the Heavies took theirs by a fat mar in. gApriI ZZ: Taft Heavies, 85 Shaffer Heavies, 7. Taft Lights, 15: Shafter Lights, IZ. Taft fared better yet in the next league game, which was with Shafter. From the first it was Taft's victory. Neither game was played free of errors or hits. SPRING FOOTBALL-A huge cry and a sigh of regret swept the ranks of the younger and less experienced football players when the C.I.F. governing body ruled spring football practice out in favor of other spring sports. But, due to the work of the coaches throughout the Valley, the C. I. F. reversed their decision and consented to spring football practice in all the schools desirous of holding it. Much to the joy of about thirty boys of high school and some fifteen gram- mar school lads practice started the second week in April. Moon Mullen was as- signed the head coach's job, and Ed Jones and Rosie Perrine made up the coach- ing stall' if if . 'Q' ii' ' XXX -P' . I I. L x14 f'.n -. 'i -"9u'.. Inge One lluntlreii-Sixtee-n WWI' gms. mi ., .. ..I,.,,, ., Q .A ,,.,,w,,W I me W s--l'ie'-w'-few-iw" ' fe .Q- -E4 1".f i l Back Rou'--Baron, R. Glendening, Joe Lynch, F. Glendening, Cummins, Foss. Front Row-Barr, Meacher, Krystall, Jones, JACK LYNCH Barton, Scott, Hayes, Lynch. fat rightl TENNIS-Tennis in Taft High enjoyed another successful season under the able tutelage of Coach H. R. Lee. Late in February a group of very enthusiastic boys turned out. The first few weeks were devoted to the learning and the practicing of the necessary funda- mentals. The team displayed the necessary spirit of co-operation and of willing- ness to work essential to success, throughout the entire year of play. This spirit was largely due to Coach Lee's way of coaching and the effort that he has put into the game himself. The iirst match of the year was with Maricopa. This was only a practice meet: so the younger and less experienced players took part. The boys showed excellent form and won quite handily seven matches to two. After defeating Maricopa, Taft played a practice match with its old rival. Bakersfield. The Whole squad again played and won nine out of fifteen matches. After this match Taft automatically became County champions, when Bakers- field forfeited the official contests. Also during the year an interesting trip was made to Ventura, where the boys enjoved some good tennis and swimming. Late in the school year a trip was made to Hanford, where the Valley championship was played. Those boys who played the whole season on the squad were Francis Glen- dening. George Hayes, Allen Barr, Gene Mearher, Roger Glendening, Clarence Cummins, John Walton, Darwin Krystall. Henrv Baron, Hugh Scott, James Currv. Gordon Barton, Keith Jones, and Jack Lvnch. Taft has been fortunate in having championship tennis players and out- standing stars who bring national prominence. As in nast years. Jack Lynch, our champion. kept going up the ladder of success, until this vear, his senior year, he achieved the national honor which every Taftian was pulling so hard for him to gain. He turned back the cream of the nation's best iunior men players in torrid sets, which he fought hard to win. The winning of the national junior men's title was the highest possible achievement any boy from Taft ever gained, and every- one is proud of him. In future years his present classmate will undoubtedly say, "Jack Lynch? Why, I knew him when- --." 1 U9 4 'A L 9 4 I . y . diy . 4, f Q. e s... "5"' .,. 215-1 .lit Page One Hundred-Seventeen 5. 1' t , , it , X fx' f' Nx Q. 1 ug!! f'.r -. T: 7:91 lhngv Um- Illllllll'G'fl'T'Vlij.fl1fP0Il BOYS' ATHLETICS -Quarantine- Keep Out. How we wish they were like that, those little notices stuck in the gym door, but they're only warnings to use the side door -more shoe leather worn out. We are laugh- ing right now, thinking how chagrined fdidn't even have to use a dictionary for spellingj those students are going to be when they get to the top of the steps and survey those signs which curiosity enticed them to survey. They can complain to us if they like. We certainly shall sympathize. Fore! Four what? Four golf balls gone, of course. Don't tell us you haven't been down to swipe a ball across the landscape yet? Oh, well, neither have we, but we have a girl friend who practices faithfully every night. and the expressions that girl uses! Constantly rambles on about birdies and tees and spoons and whatnot till we asked her, one day, if she had taken any silver-ware at the last "At Home" we took her to. She denied it. to be sureg so we rather suspect, since she mentions "irons" rather often, that some one hit her over the head. Efficiency Plus. That's what the P. E. boys are striving for. Here you see them trying to talk Moon into adding merits where merits shouldn't be. I f Only He Lands! The camera man said he did, but we haven't any positive proof. For all we know he may still be in the air, block- ing traflic. We wonder if he did something un- usual. We don't know much about track, ex- cept that jumping hurdles hurts the feet. but the spectators seem quite interested. Notice the way Lefty is watching. Carpenter Breaks the Tape. This seems to be a one-man race, or else Cliff's competitors are so far behind you can't see them for the dust. Anyway, we're laying our odds on Car- penter at the next track meet. But then, it seems the thing to do at this time. These loungers all look as though they were enjoy- ing life. We guess we'll have to take time off and go see a track meet. They look fun. - r -L PRACTICE-Net Ball! Maybe, but not likely with Jack returning. We do wish we could prove something, though. I t rather irks us to see people slicing balls across the page. We suppose, though, that champs can do things like that. And you students can say- We remember when-. When what? When anything. All right, be indefinite. Personally. we're going to remember when we saw tennis that was tennis. You're Out! Okay! The ump's always right. Anyway, we are inclined to think that this was framed on Chuck. Never, in all our base- ball years, have we seen a Taft player cauqht so easily as that, even in a practice game. That short, or maybe he's a fielder, seems to be looking for something to happen down at home. But what can happen without the ball, which Endicott has? There must be another. Aha! We knew it was a fake. Batter Up! Looks like a one-man team, doesn't it? But, ssh-the rest of the batters are over behind the fence. They know they won't be needed for several hours, since Roy's going to hit that ball so far that the fielder will need roller skates to retrieve it. Anyone would recognize Taft in this picture, though we're not saying how. e Ad. In-at least, we suppose it is. From the position of the racket, we think the pill has just barely gone over the net and is practical- ly unreturnable. Personally, nothing ever ex- asperates us more than to have an opponent do thinas like that. We have been known to positively froth at the mouth fwith the aid of a little shaving soapj. The farther player looks as if he is about to slam a return. Slams also irritate us. To tell the truth, we don't play tennis very well. Fan Him, Pitcher, Fan Him! Now listen, boy, you've got to win. We've put you in, and you've got to do your best for dear old Yarvard. Think of Yarvard, son, and give us a homer. Hurrah! the batter completed a pass which the outfielder failed to return. If we can only get that casaba through the hoop, now. Goody! Goody! Goody! And Hot Dog! Taft made the 440 in ten minutes! ,K 1:-wx... ,. 11' fa" 'HL I ,171 lik.- rt . 4-if ...- ' fin .1 O Y Q be . , 1 , get 'W , - . i I "f 'K if kr .4 xy N ...s lim ' ' K I f t t 2 52'i3l'?"' 2 sf f 2' . gifs -rain ,:.Jr:. ' A .A eg W yi, A .fig Q' infix: t .,-. ,K 'WE-tae... ' ,?.-,, -. -Y fs. .1' I ,gl T t 'r .v, -Q-ul 4 ' .4 Page Om- Hu .1 Turn, lk ntlrf-fl Nineteen ki Ei' , w "is-'i"?4Z5kiT'C ' -I. ,V .v V Burk Ro'wfStokes, Davies. R. Perxrine, Coach Sewell, Peterson, Freeman. Front Row-Chancellor, Franklin. GOLF-In its third year golf was concluded by the Varsity team, who made a good showing of their skill and were rewarded by golf's being installed in school as one of the leading minor sports. Stockdale Country Club at Bakersfield proved especially kind and allowed the squad to practice on their tine grass course. Three squad matches were held this season, and the Taft boys did fine work considering the dirt course and sand greens they were forced to practice on most of the time. Many members of the team played in the annual Calcutta at the Petro- leum Club and bagged a number of line prizes. Stanley Peterson, Ed Franklin, Plumas Stokes, Harry Essick, Vernon Free- man, Forrest Chancellor, and Maurice Davies composed the 1932 squad, while Robert Perrine acted as manager to the squad. Private instruction was given by Coach Sewell and Coach Mullen, who aided the team to a great extent with their knowledge of golf. Coach Sewell took the boys to Stockdale every chance he got and coached them. The team gained much needed practice from the driver course conducted by Coach Mullen. YELL LEADERS -Taft Student Body faced the problem of picking capa- ble yell leaders for the 1932 season and conducted the usual tryouts which resulted in the choice of Walter Niebel and Lee Hustead from the high school and Garlyn Basham, head yell leader, from the junior college. Okie Varner was picked as girl yell leader. The yell leaders all received their letters for the fine work completed for the past year. Varner Niebel. Hustead, Basham. .. ,hr -u-:H-1,-1-, .a ..L1:. fm- V.,- , 1 . ff' O' , ' X r ,l J Q, 7-X1 'fx .- I O -I I ' if, i ' ' rgjggifr , jfililgir X .1 X f , , ,- ,- t 1,,::t,. -. ,, - . I -V C I - , ,, 5, A 11- Ts all ' '1f,4"f,?gf4f1fi t ,Q is . , , ' - ,za 1: 3 " 1: me mi W ', .i. ,- iw ' My , ev, .. . if f' M rw' Y H 1- M y x ,f - Ha -x B gf 'i't'w1:. f W y , . -N. f , it . .. . I m g . V, mm,, :V . , , y , Q , yt, Q is S, s xi ji I I- , 3' g . , , ,. . a 4 'W l I . f 'H git. 4 H . fi, if ' ii , 3 ,gpg 3, ' if " ,155 s 5 to .1 , M- 3 A':2 1 -' lf? T , 5 Lkfwmhii - . I A I X ,Q W 4 ..,-h i V " ' . . :. TENNIS CHAMPIONS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS GIRLS' SPORTS-Sports were carried on after school for the purpose of promoting interest and efliciency in athletics and to give the girls a chance to earn points for membership in the Girls' Athletic Asociation. Although tennis is one of the principal all-year sports, the tournaments were held in the early fall. The following girls were the champions in their classes: Edith Richard, freshman, Lucille Roberson, sophomore, Henrietta Hill, juniorg and Laura Burdette, senior. Each girl worked to win this distinction in her class, and each one deserved to win. Basketball turnouts were exceptionally large. In spite of the competition put up by the other teams, the Seniors' first team won all its games. The Seniors were determined to leave a good record of their class: so they stayed on the long end of the score in all their hockey games. This championship gave their class first place in two sports. Volleyball, also a popular sport, was received with more enthusiasm and interest than in other years. The Freshmen show their athletic ability by step- ping up and taking the championship game from the Seniors. Baseball closed the season, and the usual group of baseball fans turned out for this well-liked sport. Instead of electing captains of the classes at the first of the season for baseball, a different scheme was put into effect in which the captains were not chosen until just before the big games began. This proved quite effective. HOCKEY CHAMPIONS VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS H,'iA 11' if .2 x-R' .- 'Zf , ,gs '13 ,cj T fi ' fi' 4 1 f 4 'Tl 5 l II' f-fv5v1.'i?.,, T 4 N 1 v. H", l 'plat nj.- seff55!:.s1fi5',.,.t:atlf75L.fi:4.ff.aH f i . -x 4 Ng 1. ,-lu," ! h I H: li11.t',.ttE "'.'.-1.1, 'I " A GIRLS, ATHLETICS--Shoot It! And just in time Edith tosses the casaba through the hoop. Anyway she would have if it had been in a game, but she's only practicing. "Practice makes perfect." she told us, with a coy wink. No Curvature of the Spine for Nina! Nope, nothing, like that. Nina has learned to sit up straight in gym class. Clever Nina. She can tell you just what good posture does for you: increases your outlook, no doubt: makes your eyes brighter, probably: and has all the bo-ys in the country following you, undoubtedly. Only we think that it's probably cute smiles that do that. One Strike! Maybe two, certainly not three, since she doesn't seem to be in any hurry to leave the plate. Don't you think we rival Sherlock Holmes? Imagine our being able to think that out for ourselves! To tell the truth, though, we are so ignorant of baseball that we couldn't swear to whether the catcher is the catcher or the pitcher waiting for the catcher to throw her the ball. "Three to Get Ready" and four went. We don't know where they went. Our business was taking the picture. But just as we got it, we heard the teacher say, "Col" So we pre- sume they went. At any rate, they didn'tcome back. Or maybe they did. How can we tell? We snapped the picture and toddled of? down the Held in search of other prey. We do wish you hadn't asked us such a foolish question. We won't be able to sleep nights for worrying about whether they went and came or just went. Oh, well, we can sleep days, we suppose. We're rather used to doing it in class anyhow. Extra Shot-maybe. Now if we were doing it, we certainly would shoot for our oppo- nent's ball. Anyone can see that she can't get that ball through the wicket, if that's what she's trying to do. Maybe she's not though. Perhaps she's aiming for her opponent's ball. If she is, we congratulate her. It's the only shot to play. We believe we said that's what we would do if we were in her place-and of course we ought to know. Didn't we used to play ping-pong with a Swedish corporal in the Andes? NATURAL DANCING-Oh, for a Ba- nana- Peel I We are so sure those gals are going to slip that we'd like to help them. They're rather graceful, though: so perhaps it would be a shame to trip them. We don't know just what they were representing at the time, but we imagine they could pass for Joshua trees. At any rate we wish we could see such pretty Joshua trees on the desert. Such beauty makes life worth while-well, worth a little while. Good-bye, Cruel World. We do hope they're not portraying the Presidential campaign or giving a sketch of a picnic. We do hate to be wrong about anything, but they do look rather droopy. Maybe their theme song is "After the finals were over-." The massed blossoms in the background certainly are glo- rious, aren't they? We never knew Taft Hi snorted an orchard. Neither did we know that Muriel had such a classic profile. You Stole My Boy Friend! Or something like that. These young battle-axes are certainly on the war-path for some reason or other. lt's lucky that Miss Russell has plenty of adhesive tape. because we foresee a large catastrophe of sizable dimensions. How sad that we'll never know whether or not Aral ground Muriel's neck into the dust. Life seems to be that way. Spring Fever. They look just the way we feel after a big Chem test-maybe they feel that way, too. Seriously. they would look nice as the fig- ures in a Greek frieze, if they didn't go to s'eep before we had them modeled. All con- sidered. though. they are very inspiring. Yes, very inspiring. Inspiring toward a yawn. Sacrificing the Lamb. No. those frog-like figures kneeling on the ground are not the lambs. The lamb has sneaked off to get a meal where the grass is more luscious. He told us he wasn't coming back, either. No pagan slaughters for him, or maybe he said on him. We don't rememfber. Anyway, the girls for- got him when the picture was over and promptly threw themselves into a game of leap frog. lY:g"i?fi'.,ai:5...sf!.91...7 if ' il E l si if ,"1 ff' 5 2' 4 5 .: if t Q, 5 fl U' 1 W .1 ,. 3' ,glx x i -1 greg, if XS. N SENIOR POEMS-BEYOND The daylight crew cemented The water from aboveg So the evening shift promised leisure time Which the roughneck dearly loves. The evening crew had stalled around' As daylight lingered on, But now the sun was setting, And all the pushers gone. They sat upon the lazy bench Munching their evening meal: The sunset painting the azure sky As a farewell of appeal. They talked of this and then of that, And many a well they'd drilled, And of the dry hole tests they'd made That afterwards were filled. Each one had had a fishing job: Each had had a gusher, too, But finally they talked of the Bye-and-Bye Where roughnecks would be few. The driller told of how up there They would run a rotary rig: Confessing as he went along He'd probably miss the jig. The derrick man broke through the jam And added a thing or two, But couldn't see how they'd run a rig With only the very few. The cathead man could see that part, But what he'd like to know, Was what they'd do with all the oil When the well began to flow. The lead-tong man showed him again A market for the crude Would be to sell to Pluto For warming of the dude. Everything was settled, And things were going nice - When the back-up man let out a yawn . And laying down a slice. 5. it 'il . tum-4 P.: -. '27 5-rf. ' ac Ulu llmuluiel Ixunlx limi il -,. 4. 6- A-11 -- -wr-- 'aw-ww--' - . I .Ei . Q Said, "Boys, you're very funny To talk of Heaven so. It's time enough to worry When the hour comes to go. I'll bet my hat and go to bat That the time will never be When a pipe line will connect the two Cities beyond the sea." -Hugh Crawford PAINTING Silver splashes on blue- Silver wanderers of the night Drifting with the keen icy winds- Appear over the hills, trace across the blue canvas, And vanish mysteriously. -Richard Drury L3 DAWN The city Silence-bound in the dawn Dozes and dreams of taxi horns and newsboys. The rose-tinted skyscrapers Rear themselves like dirigibles tipped on their noses -At dawn. --Richard? Drury REVERIE In reverie My thoughts have flown Here and there ' As a feather's blown. f -DonIeyFurmey - l . f z . e Y r.,'.Q-rig li .n Page Ono Il'unflrn.l Two-11tyFiV0 DON ORS TO TI-IE BUSINESS MEN OF TAFT AND VICINITY, WHOSE CO-OPERATION AND LOYAL SUPPORT DURING THE YEAR HAVE AIDED IN TIIE PUBLISHING OF TIIIS YEAIIBOOK, THE MEMBERS OF TIIE STAFF OF TIIE 1932 DERRICK YVISII TO EXPRESS TIIEIR SINCEIIE APPRECIATION. TAFT DONORS READER'S JEWELERS Phone 63 423 Center St. Convenient Credit Dealers in Bulova Watches TAFT FURNITURE Sz HARDWARE Hardware Dept. Furniture Dept. Phone 100 Phone 101 Gifford 81 Wilson W. L. Adkisson WALKER'S STUDIO Photo Finishing Framing Copying 8: Enlarging PERRIGO'S Phone 188-W 210 Asher Ave. Furniture Sr Hardware MIDWAY FISHING TOOL CO. Phone 226 401 Supply Row We Try Our Best to Please PIONEER MARKET, INC. Phone 438 Crystal Sz Asher Aves. Groceries, Dry Goods, Meat, 6 Vegetables C. N. HEIDKER Optometrist 6 Jeweler Phone 2594M 4th Sz Center Sts. TAFT LUMBER CO. Phone 318 215 S. 4th St. Build a Home and Save Rent A. ASHER 8: CO. Phone 195 511 Center St. Complete Llne of Clothing PIONEER MERCANTILE CO. Phone S0 5th Sr Main Sts. Complete Llne Hardware and Auto Parts SMITH BROS., INC. Phone 319-J 429 Center St. Clothing Shoes, Hats, 6 Men's Furnishings AMERICAN BAKERY Phone 463 326 North St. Mother Goose Bread TAFT AUTO ELECTRIC CO. Phone 166-M 8th Er Center Sts. Electrical Constructions Fixtures Appliances T. J. O'BRIEN Phone 228-W 407 Center St. Shamrock Cigar Store BANK OF AMERICA Phone 50 5th 6: Center Sts. National Trust 81 Saving Assn. HARRIS 8: CURTIS Phone 125 327 Center St. Sport Supplies BLUE 81: GOLD LUNCH Phone 183-J Woodrow Sz 7th Sts. Just Across the Street MIDWAY DRILLER PUBLISHING CO. Phone 314-W 4th Sz North Sts. The Home Paper C. A. PAGE Phone 3 522 Center St., Hipp. Bldg. Real Estate G Insurance J. A. MACAULAY Phone 37 209 4th St. The Insurance Man FRED AGEN INSURANCE CO. Phone 118-W 217 4th St. Insure Now To Be Sale PRIMROSE BEAUTY SHOP Phone 146-R 415 North St. Phone In for Your Appointments SAN JOAQUIN LIGHT Sz POWER CORP. Phone 410 516 Main St. What's Better Than Electricity? STRAND'S GROCERY Phone 3224W 302 4th St. A Real Place to Buy Everything You Eat BURNS DRESS SHOP Phone 118-R 425 North St Ladies, Get Your Bargains Here Trade Wlth SHANEY'S DRUG STORE Phone 228-M 419 Center St WEST SIDE NATURAL GAS CO. Phone 164 111 6th St. Get Your Hot Water Heaters Here WESTERN WATER CO. Phone 281 803 Kern St. Water Is Clean, Pure, and Healthiul TAFT ICE DELIVERY CO. Phone 153 North 6th St Save It With Ice WRIGHT St ADAMS BODY CONSTRUCTION CO. Phone 42 612 Center St Body Shop and Auto Trimmings JUSTUS STUDIO Phone 145-R 212 5th St Photographs, Frames, and Gifts AMERICAN JEWELRY CO., INC. Phone 73 1400 19th St. Largest Establishment Since 1900 MALCOLM BROCK CO. Phone 101 1918 Chester Ave. We Have the Best There Is to Buy LOWELL'S CLOTHING STORE Phone 44 1512 19th St. Men's Furnishings JOHN R. HUFF CO. Phone 3322 1700 K St. Studebaker, Rockne. Pierce Arrow, Westinghouse Electric Refrigerators HOTEL EL TEJON We welcome the residents of Taft and ask that they make our hotel their headquar- ters. H. J. Scott, Mgr. REDLICK'S DEPARTMENT STORE Phone 171 Corner Chester Ave. 8: 18th St. Best Place in Town to Trade MINNERS-tEast Bakersfieldy Home Furnishers Free Delivery to West Side HARRY COFFEE Fresno, Bakersfield Fashions for Men F. W. STRICKLER Phone 382-J 330 North St All Kinds of Candy JERSEY CREAMERY CORPORATION Phone 345 512 Kern St Pasteurized Milk R. R. PATTERSON, INC. Phone 154 402 Center St. Insurance BAKQERSFIELD DONORS Compliments of VALLEY OFFICE Gu SUPPLY CO. Bakersfield ARLINGTON STUDIO PORTRAITS Phone 2006 1431 19th St Arlington Bldg. Mr. 81 Mrs. F. A. Wei hor, owners CHENEY Sz PRUETT Phone 764-W 1425 19th St. Jewelers DONORS, OTHER TOWNS Compliments oi THE SCHAUER PRINTING STUDIO, INC. Santa Barbara Compliments of SCHWABACHER FREY CO. San Francisco Compliments of LINDE AIR PRODUCTS CO. Los Angeles Compliments of THE AIR REDUCTIONS SALES CO. Los Angeles The following professional men, although their code of ethics forbids advertising, have shown their interest in Taft Union High School by donations: Norman F. Main, fAttorney at Lawj Dr. H. R. Dvkes fPhysicianJ Dr. H. G. Hall fOntometristJ Dr. C. B. ViGario fOptometristD Bakersfield Dr. S. L. Slagerman fDentistJ MSUIU S at ' I x X w w .. Member Engraving by GRAPHIC AMERICAN YEARBOOKS San Francisco, California Printing By THE SCHAUER PRINTING STUDIO, INC Santa Barbara, California ' Photography by J UsTUs STUDIO Taft, California 'Ny' -a I-'n .z 9. "'f :Q - 'RQIQR :Wi ,Q-' - , gs 1. V11 - Sir.-ff? V, 5 4 4.5.-. swf, 1.3 4 1 -1 ,. - 1. 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