Taft Union High School and Junior College - Derrick Yearbook (Taft, CA)
- Class of 1932
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Being Volume XIV of the year-
book published hy the associated
student bodies of the Taft Union
High School and Junior College
of Taft, California.
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.
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us, we dedicate this hook. Our world of today
shows the imprint of their eager feet, as they
passed, striving, struggling, sometimes failing,
oftener conquering, in the long, slow progress of
We, too, must follow on the worn, scarred road
which they have trod. And, whether we go down
in the dust of oblivion or reach the heights of fame,
the marks of our passing will be left, unalterably
determining the course of the future.
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AN'S divine discontent, his
longing to make common-
place the unfamiliar, his desire to
follow steep roads for the satisfaee
tion of seeing what lies beyond
have C'll2II'2lt'l0I'lZ0ll his efforts from
the beginning and have led him to
l4Ill'l'l'l'll, in some measure, in evad-
ing the pitfalls and in guessing the
riddles of Mold mother earth."
I-IN'1'RANCIi TO THE DE.-XN'S OFFICE
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JOHN G. HOWES
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JAMES M. ROBR
Hcuzl Mathrmatics Drpartnmnt, Plryvicx
IIANS XV. HANSICN
llrad SL-1'f'11C.' Ilrluzrfuwuf, f"l1wmi.ct1'V.
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FRANK XV. ROSE
Vnratimml fUufIl1'ulaIIf.v, F:1v'1'm'in1g
Public S1'rulcil1!l. Argmmzfrrlutiml
IE. MARY IANIC RUSSICLI.
MAUD M. JON I-IS
A. li. MacAR'1'HUR
I7irrCt01' Vrwaliollnl lfrilrfalinrl
GEORGE R. VVATSON
JAY SCHUMAC H ICR
l'lr'ad Ellglllhill lIl'I'tll'IlI!I'Ilf
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Dvan of Wommz, Zoology, P.vyn'lwI
AMY C. PETERSON
MA RION DA RLI NG
LOUISIC LAN IHCR l'
C'A'1'HliRINl'1 A. FINLAYSON
M A B li L M Y IE R S
BERTHA M. JUDGES
YVARRICN D. BAKER
VV. E'l'lllil, CAMPIHSLL
l,liSl.IIi j. KIICNHOLZ
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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
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.
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.
German Cluh '31, '32, Presislem '32.
Class Vice'Presiden! '32, A. S. B. Athl tic
Manager '31, Football '31, '32, Ma"non 1' '31,
Aviation Club '31, '32, Maroon T '31, '32,
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
VV. A. A. '32.
German Club '31, '32, Forensic Club '32,
Forensic Clnh '30, '31, Vice-1 ixsitlent '30C
Debating '30, Fri-'ncli Club '20, '30, '31, Presi-
dt-nt '20, '30, '31, Football '20, '30, Maroon T
'20, '30, '31, VV're-stling '32.
Maroon 'I' '31, '32, Pliotograpliy liclitor Hlark
Gulii '30, Scholarship Socirty '32, Football '31,
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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.
Basketball '30, '31, '32, Football '31, '321
lllaroon T' '30, 31, '32, liascball '30, '31, Avo-
lians '30, '31, TIN' Big Idra.
Arolians '31, 1. C. Quartvt '32, Aviation Club
'31, '32, Vicc-President '32, C-vnHzia's Siratvyy.
Cniversity of California '31, A. VV. S. B.
Vice-President '31, VV, A. A. '32,
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
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
A. YV. S. 13. Secrvtary '31, VV. A. A. '32,
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.
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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,
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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.
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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
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
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.
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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
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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
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
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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-
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
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
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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
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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
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
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Hurts Ilttmi- james, lRarr.tt, Crosbie. Garrison. Basliam. Front Row tahovey
l', Iflfrieli. Sturilevmit, Taylor, Mzittnon, Darling, Page.
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.
Art Editor ..
-Joarn Taylor. Editor
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
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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.
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V Ci". Q Mr. Borell, Fleischer.
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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
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.
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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
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
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.
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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
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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
ON THE FIELD IN THE 'l'AF'l'-PORTISRVILLE GAME
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
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
December l l
January 9 .
January 15 .... .
January 22 ....
... ............. Taft, 14: Santa Maria
.......Taft, 26: San Berdoo
Second Team, 1: San Berdoo
Second Team, 36: Moran
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
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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.
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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
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.
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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,
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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-
"A darb is the loose outer garment worn
by Roman citizens."
"Glue is the coagulated substance formed
"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
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?"
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
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
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
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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
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.
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Lvff to Rflllll-lWllN5Cl'. Blackburn. Brand, Rinloul, Morris.
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
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.
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-
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
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.
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Vofal and In.rtr1nnrnful
ALMA H. STFEININCER
Art, Home Drcorating,
BERTHA M. JUDGES
RAYMOND H. SCOTT
HARVEY R. LEE
JAMES M. Roan
RALEIGH A. BORELL
Dravnatifx, Stage Craft,
SARAH F. BAILAR
BAILEY H. NEWLEE
C. L. TOMERLIN
HENRX' T. IMES
SIDNEY S. S. STANSELI.
Gmzrral Scirncn, Biology
DOYLE S. PECKIIALI
EDVVARD G. SEwEI.I.
DOROTHY L. BE.IRusI.Ex'
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MAURICE D. BEJACII
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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.
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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
Oh. what do you do for me?
I study you morning. noon.
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
-Ruthe McMasters, '32
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
. . . Treasurer .......... Wraydine Lierly
- I Misssean Pollard
Adums """ Q Mr.L.J.Kienholz
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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.
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
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.
Scholarship Society 45 VVinncr Dcrrrk Poem
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.
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.
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
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
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
llovtz u lan
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It-ffursoii junior H. S. 1, Polytechnic H. S.
Z, W. VV. H. S. 4, Long Beach: Intramural
gllnijkezf 4: Intramural Volleyball 4: Spanish
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
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.
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
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
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.
'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.
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
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-
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.
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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
DURO'l'llY LEE GRAHAM
Scholarship Society l. Z, 3, 4: Latin Club 2,
3. 41 Life Member California Scholarship Fed,
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.
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,
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.
Tennis 2, Spanish Club 2: Aviation Club 4.
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.
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
SALLIE MAE JONES
Iinterprise, Alabama, l, 2, 3: Music Club l. J:
Lagaloo Club 2: Class Play l: Class llistorian
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.
Baseball l, 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4. Captain
3: Football 4: Block T 3, 4.
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
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,
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
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.
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.
Aviation Club 4.
ROBERT MAXVVELI. MULLEN
Scholarship Society 2, 3.
ALICE C. MULLER
High School of Commerce, San Francisco.
G'n.rI1rr Typist 4, Business Manager 4.
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Lindsay High School 1: Baseball lg Track I:
Scholarship Society 2, 3, Latin Club 2, 3: A.
S. B. Play 2.
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.
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.
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.
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Interclass Baseball l. 2. 3. 4.
Captain 3: Block T 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer
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.
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.
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
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-
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.
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.
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.
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. '
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-
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ROBERT A. SISLEY
Indoor 3: Interclass Track 23 Spanish Club 2
CHARLES NV. SKINNER
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.
Delano High School 1, 2: K.C.U.H.S. 2, 3. 42
Music Club 3, Home Economics Club 3.
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.
Tumbling 1, A.S.B. Play 13 Saxophone Quin-
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.
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
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.
ROBERT H. TORREY
Lancaster High School l, 2: Safety Committee
3, 4, President 3.
Band 2, 3, 4: Hooting Hooters 2: Glee Club 4.
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
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
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
MARY JANE XVILSON
Tennis 1: Baseball l: Basketball 2: Volleyball
2: Hooting llooters 3: Follies 2, 3: Class Play
2: Class Vice-President 3.
Football 2, 3, Manaqer 4: Track 1, 2, 3, 4:
Indoor 3, 4: Block T 3, 4.
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
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.
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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
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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
. ' 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
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
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,
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.
Front Rozvf-Stevens. O'llrien, Barton. fonley. Devlin, Calking, Foster, Burton. Harvey, Murray. lxffnigwell. ,IT
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
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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
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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,
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?
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-
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 . .
Miss Eloise Smith
Mr. Chet Baird
Secretary- Treasurer .....
. . Beecher Rintoul
. .. Pauline Traise
. .Juanita Newman
Mr. F. A. Bauman
Mr. Fred Beatty
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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
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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.
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Left tu Right-L. Brown, Hildebrand, Schuster, N. Bradford.
York, Ol1il'lCll, R. Pe-rrine, Condell. Y
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
Lester Brown Lillavee Schuster
John Goodell Jeanette Hildebrand
Lrft to Riglrtfla. Brown, Meloan. VVarrl, N. 1ll'3LlfUl'll, York,
PERRINE R. PCl'l'lIlt', Beauchamp. J. Jacobus, li. Snyder .
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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
Ellis Snyder Evelyn Meloan
Lester Brown Elouise Ward
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Back Row-A. Bradford, Ward, N. Bradford, Schuster, Lierly,
Front Row-C. Varner, O'Brien, Green.
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
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M. Smith, L. Smith, Furby, C. Varner.
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.
Miss Erma Russell, Adviser
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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
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community of Taft. In the art work
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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
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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
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-
-Ruthe McMasters. Editor
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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.
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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.
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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
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
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
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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
, 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
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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
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 '
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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.
Chief ........ . .......................... James Conners
Adviser ........... ...................,.... M r. F. A. Bauman
Left to Right-Conners, McMullen, Labarthe, Burns, Schulz, Torrey, Dane.
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
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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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,
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
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
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.
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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,
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
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.
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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.
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.
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GGWITHIN THE LAW,, -As the initial play of the year. the Student
Body presented the world-famous melodrama, "Within the Law," on Novem-
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
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.
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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.
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 .............,........
Hetty Bates , ....,
.. ,..... Fred Striclcler
. ........,..... lla Hart
Mary Broolcs ...,.... ,.......... R ita O'Brien.
.. 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.
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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.
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
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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.
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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
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
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!
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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
"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.
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Left to Right-Sewell, Johnston, VVatson, Mullen, Helma, Lee.
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.
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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,
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
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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
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
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.
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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
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-
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.
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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.
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
CRIBBIN: Possessed remarkable foresight in diagnoning
opponenfs play. An aggressive player who new-er let down.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
fAMES.' Showed true spirit by always giving his hes!
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
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
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
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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
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
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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-
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.
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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,
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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.
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Richardson, Sturdevant. Front Row-Ward, Evans, Bowen, Evans, Buckley, McMillan, Kurtz,
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
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-
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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.
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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
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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
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.
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,
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VV. Maygren, Cauvel, R. Newton, Stone. Goode.
-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.
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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.
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
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
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
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-
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JACK LYNCH Barton, Scott, Hayes, Lynch.
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- --."
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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
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.
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!
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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
The yell leaders all received their letters for the fine work completed for the
Niebel. Hustead, Basham.
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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
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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
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
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
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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.
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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."
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.
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
My thoughts have flown
Here and there '
As a feather's blown. f
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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
Phone 63 423 Center St.
Dealers in Bulova Watches
TAFT FURNITURE Sz HARDWARE
Hardware Dept. Furniture Dept.
Phone 100 Phone 101
Gifford 81 Wilson W. L. Adkisson
Photo Finishing Framing
Copying 8: Enlarging
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
Phone 463 326 North St.
Mother Goose Bread
TAFT AUTO ELECTRIC CO.
Phone 166-M 8th Er Center Sts.
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.
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?
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
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
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.
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
Free Delivery to West Side
Fashions for Men
F. W. STRICKLER
Phone 382-J 330 North St
All Kinds of Candy
JERSEY CREAMERY CORPORATION
Phone 345 512 Kern St
R. R. PATTERSON, INC.
Phone 154 402 Center St.
VALLEY OFFICE Gu SUPPLY CO.
ARLINGTON STUDIO PORTRAITS
Phone 2006 1431 19th St
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