Taft Union High School and Junior College - Derrick Yearbook (Taft, CA)
- Class of 1936
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We,, the members of the staff of
1936, dedicate this "Derrick"
to our friend and adviser,
Louise Lambert Stewart. For a
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students in the main entrance hall,
1936 began as a construction year,
a year in which careful foundations
Were laid for the future. So the staff
of the 1936 "Derrick" present to you
this book, built With careful hands,
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IN MEMORIAM ,yr
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Uopfr left: H. H. Boll, President of the Board of Trustees. Upper right: F. A. Bauman.
District Superlrvtentivnt. Center-fleoft to right' L. R. Musserl W. F. Blackburn, H. H. Bell, C. M.
lnmsnl B. Stricklcr. Lower left' D, W. Reidy, Dean of tlic Juvilor College. Lowa'-r Cent
Williams, Vice-Principal. Construction pictures.
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FRANK A. BAUMAN
D, T, WILLIAMS
DAVID W. REIDY
Dean of the lunior College
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
I-I. I-I. BELL
l. REX IVIUSSER
W. F. BLACKBURN
C, M. INMAN
When it was found that
the study hall, offices, and
library had to be torn
down, a bond issue was
voted by the conirnunity,
again showing that Taft is
proud of its schools. Built
some years ago, at a time
when earthquake regula-
tions in regard to schools
were not in force, this
building was now deemed
unsafe by the inspectors,
and a new building was
to be constructed with all
steel and concrete through-
out, thus providing the stu-
dents with a larger, safer,
and more beautiful school.
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FRANK A. BAUMAN
D. T. WILLIAMS
DAVID W. REIDY
Dean of the Junior College,
ALICE G. ATWOOD
Biology, General Science
MILDRED M. BAER
Clothing, interior Decorating,
SARAH F. BAILAR
W. D. BAKER
Head ot Foreign Language De-
partment, Latin, German
FRED I. BAUMGARTEN
MAURICE D. BEIACH
RALEIGH A. BORELL
English, Dramatics, Stage Craft
A. C. CLEVELAND
Registrar of Records, Home
IOHN E. COLBERT
Technical Institute Shop Course
IA. I. CONRAD
Machine Woodwork, Cabinet
MARION E. DAHLING
EDNA L. DESSERY ,
Dean of Junior College Women,
Hygiene, Orientation, Zoology,
English, Study Hall
IOHN H. DIXON. IR.
Commercial Law, Typing,
C. M. DODSON
History, Social and Economic
Problems, Mechanical Drawing
Head of Girls' Physical Educa-
tion Department, Physical -Edu-
S. GLENN HARTRANFT
Algebra, History, General
Mathematics, Physical Educa-
tion, Coach of Athletics
V. W. HELMA
History, Coach of Athletics
DOROTHY S. HENDERSON
Leather Craft, Metal Craft,
History, Social Studies
IOI-IN G. HOWES
.Head of Social Science Depart-
ment, Economics, Commercial
Law, Social Science, History,
Stenography Typing, Bookkeep-
ing, Junior Business Training
HENRY T. IMES
EUGENE M. IOHNSTON
Geometry, Algebra, Coach of
DONALD S. IONES
Vocal Music, Harmony, History
and Appreciation of Music,
BERTHA M. IUDGES
L. I. KIENHOLZ
Head of Physical Education and
Athletics De artment, Physical
Education, l-lifgiene, Coach of
Band, Orchestra, instrumental
I-I. R. LEE
Hygiene, Physical Education,
Coach of Athletics
Biology, Geography, General
DONALD B. MACFARLANE
GERALD E. MACKERSIE
Study Hall, Physical Education
English, Public Speaking, Social
RUTH KOFAHL MCMASTERS
Social and Economic Problems,
Social Science, German
VERN E. MULLEN
Physical Education, Coach of
BAILEY H. NEWLEE, IR.
DR. ORAN NEWTON
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GEOFFREY B. NOAKES
Hand Wood, Carpentry,
MARY V. OWENS
Organization and Social Work,
CATHERINE M. PAULSEN
DOYLE S. PECKHAM
Head of English Department,
AMY C. PETERSON
Acting Dean of Girls, Librarian
JAMES M. ROBB
Head ot Mathematics Depart-
ment, Physics, Mathematics,
Technical Related Science
FRANK W. ROSE
iHead of Science Department,
Physics, Surveying, Technical
MARY BRADY RYAN
FLORENCE M. SANDIFUR
Spanish, Clothing, Foods,
RAYMOND H. SCOTT
Head of Commercial Depart-
ment, Accounting, Bookkeeping,
Junior Business raining
EDWARD G. SEWELL
Algebra, Plane Geometry, Solid
IOSEPHINE C. SOUIRE
Clothing, Costume Designing
SYDNEY S. STANSELL
Supervisor ot Attendance
ALMA H. STEININGER
Drawing, Stage Cratt, Art ,
LOUISE LAMBERT STEWART
FLORENCE E. UNDERWOOD
Ottice Training and Practice,
GEORGE R. WATSON
Head of Mechanical Drawing
Department, Engineering Draw-
ing, Mechanical Drawing,Coach
School Nurse, Visiting Teacher,
Study Hall, Coach ot Athletics,
LEE A. WITI-IROW
Bookkeeping, Junior Business
WILLIAM F. WOOLLEY
Elementary Metal, Mechanical
Top row: Owens, Dodson, Pollard, Stewart, Judges, Bickerdike, Peckham, Dixon. Eighth row: Sweet, Sandifur,
Colbert, Lyon, Edwards, Noakes, Johnston, Liddicoat. Seventh row: Mactarlane, Atwood, Hughes, Benerd, Myers,
Withrow, Ryan, Williamson. Sixth row: Watson, Steininger,,Peterson, Newlee, Baer, Borell, McMasters, Smith.
Fifth row: Cleveland, Beatty, Dienstein, Underwood, Robb, Hartranft, Mackersie, Baumgarten. Fourth row: Conrad,
Henderson, Squire, Baker, Woolley, Bunday, Jones, Lang. Third row: Helma, Lee, lmes, Hopkirls, Beiach, Howes,
Bailar, Weersinq. Second row: Mclnnes, Rose, Paulsen, Scott, Stansell, Kienholz. Bottom row: Nix, Sewell, Dessery,
Darling, Mullen, White.
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A board frame instead of a White marble dome, a group of men cheerfully at
work instead of the comparative silence that usually prevailed, these were the
unfamiliar sights and sounds that greeted the high school and junior college
students as they arrived at school on the first day of March. Work of destruction,
soon to be Work of construction, had begun.
Similar events, however, have hap-
pened many times in the history of
Taft High. The Conley School, as it
used to be called, was a two-room
building in South Taft, which boasted
an enrollment of ten and a faculty of
one, Mrs. Lavilla H. Campbell. When
the enrollment reached eighteen in
1912, another teacher, Miss Ianie
Michaels, was added to the staff.
Because Taft was then small, the
took place. An operetta, "H.M. S.Pina-
fore," was presented, with Mr. R. H.
Scott, present head of the Commercial
Department, playing the Captain. Pic-
nics of the whole school were held at
the San Bmidio Orange Ranchg and a
comic opera, "The Chimes of Nor-
mandy," was presented in the Sun-
shine Theater on three wintry nights.
ln 1922 a new athletic field was duly
dedicated when the Taft English soc-
cer team defeated Bakersfield Scotch
part of the Bakersfield High School, team and when later in the Yew the
but in 1915 Conley becamea separate Valley track meet was here' That
school and was placed on the accred-
ited list by the University of California.
By 1917 the school had progressed so
far as to enter the beautiful new school
buildings in North Taft: and on the
evening of February 22, 1917, the
school was dedicated. ln the early
same year the Taft Iunior College was
established under the provision of an
act of the California legislature. By
1926 the junior college enrollment had
increased from nineteen to thirty. In
the past year over three hundred have
"twenties" many interesting events been enrolled.
The early Taft High Buildings, about which the students were so happy, have
been only a beginning. As the student body grew, an auditorium with complete
stage facilities was added. A science building equipped in every way for
advanced scientific study, a domestic science building with an up-to-date cafe-
teria, a machine shop, an aviation shop, a gymnasium, and a beautiful music
building have taken their respective places on the campus. Now eight new class
rooms With a large library and a study hall are being added, and a new dome is
to take the place of the old, again giving back to the school its former beauty
ABOUT THF SCHOOL Top le-it: L, Ritter, Clerk, E. Wilson
and V. Stone, Sevretaries. Top Center Cafeteria Force:
Lett to riqlit: Mrs. Rose Harris, Miss Frances Bryson, Mrs.
F. E. Col-tor, Mrs, Helen Ptitenour lHead of the Cafeteria
Fmrcel, Mrs. Laura Hamilton.
Top riqht Bus Drivers: Back row: W. H. Montiqel, H. V.
McNinc'h, V. W. Casey, C. W. Barnes, F. W. Ternan. Front
row: H. L. lohnson flrlead of Transportationl, l. T. Wil-
liams, lftl Smysor, C. M. Platzek.
Center left: Mrs. Vivian Vlfathen and Mr. S. S. Stansell at
the attenr'lanc'e desk assist Orna Louise Dear in making
Ulll fill CIlJSPItf'6? PXCUS9.
Ceritor next: Miss Phyllis Poulin, School Bookkeeper.
Canter next: Mrs. Eva Doner Checks out u book to
Center riqht Assistants: Bark row: lvlvrraarfft Atwtwtl.
Thelma Mattison, Mrs. Vivian Wathen, Annie Brown, Zollfr
Vaughn. Front row: Mrs. E. M. Dane, Elton Houalirfn,
Mary Priest, Mrs. Eva C. Done-r, Corinne Varnei.
Lower left: Back row: I. W. Williams, C. D. Hitch f'fit' lc, lt.
D. Clinton, Mrs. R. L. Fisher, W. V. Drake. H. V. Mf'Farlflin,
A. Turner, C. H. Morgan. Serond row: l. R. Downs, l. if
Foster, W, A. Pott. Front row: W. F. Wliittalcor, l.. LT. Silt'
lift, E. P. Coltrin.
Lower conter: Otlivo ot Mi. A. C. ljl"tV"'l1Ill'l, llfrfgistitii
Lower riqht: Mr. H. O. Elliott, Siiiioiiiitfbiitloiit ol lluilfl-
inas and Cwrounds, at his ciosk.
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"Hi, Bill, move over" . . . "Where's Dot?" . . . "Do we have to sit in assigned
seats?" . . . "Down in front!" . . . "Quiet, please!" Out of the confusion comes
silence cmd attention as another Associated Student Body assembly is called
Most of the assembly time this year was given over to a series of well-bal-
anced and varied programs, planned and presented by Mr. Ernest Mclnnes, the
director of student assemblies. The more serious of these programs included
lectures by well-known authorities, concerning foreign affairs, American prob-
lems, and scientific industries. One of the most interesting and educational pro-
grams of this type was a lecture and demonstration on electricity and its uses in
the motion picture and radio industries. The vividly colored, noisy, electrical
display with artificial lightning, music played on whirling disks, and metal rings
which defied the laws of gravitation was a sight to be long remembered.
A number of amateur contests, amusing plays, and singing assemblies, many
of which were presented by classes and school organizations, furnished the
lighter entertainment for the student body.
The noon movies proved to be one of the most popular forms of student body
entertainment. Lunches were hastily swallowed, and the auditorium was
crowded whenever a motion picture was presented. Sharing attraction honors
with the picture shows were the noon dances and the Golden Gloves Boxing
Tournaments. These noon-time activities were planned for the enjoyment of
Competent officers, advised by Mr. D. T. Williams, and a student body willing
to co-operate have combined their efforts to form an efficient government.
"Horse racing, the sport of kings, can easily be encroached
I upon by lesser individuals, but passing the gavel is a sport
restricted entirely to presidents: so, with greater pleasure and
less ceremony than ever before, I pass on all the trials and
tribulations of a Student Body President to my very competent
successor, Gilbert Downs," says Lee Graham, A. S. B. Presi-
dent for the first semester, as he hands the gavel to Gilbert
Downs, his successor.
"As one horse racer to another, I am fully sensible of the
obligations which you so qlibly pass along with the gavelg I
hope, however, that your proficiency will accompany the
responsibilities so that I may administer the Student Body
affairs with at least a semblance of your sophistication and
aplomb," replies Gilbert.
TOPPlCTURE EIRSTSEMESTER ADBOARD:
Lett to riqht: Murdock, Bell, Waqrier, Denton,
President Graham, Peden, Sherman, Varner,
BOTTOM PICTURE SECOND SEMESTER AD
BOARD: Lett to riqht: Graham, Murdock, Ko-
iahl, President Downs, Dykes, Sherman,
CORNER PICTURES AAPTER ASSEMBLY.
STUDENT BODY OFFICERS
President , ,
Business Manager, ,
. lean Peden
I Vena Sherman
,S ,David Lutton
President , S
Boys' Representatives, , ,
Business Manager, ,
I Bob Dykes
I Gladys Kolahl
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FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS SECOND SEMESTER
BILL DUNN .....,..... ........ P resident ........, ....,.......... P AUL LYNCH
PAUL LYNCH ,,...,,.,,.LA, ......,., V ICG-PISSICISUI ........................ ISABEL DIENSTEIN
GLADYS KOFAHL .4,......., ..,LL, S ecretary-Treasurer .......... MARILYN MCFARLAND
MR. BAILEY NEWLEE ........ ...,.,..... A dviser ....,....,....,.......... MR. BAILEY NEWLEE
Football 3, 4.
HOWARD L. ARGENT
Basketball l, 2, 37 Football 2, 37 Indoor l, 2,
37 Baseball 37 Radio Club 47 Home Room
Scholarship Society l, 3, 47 District Publicity
Manager 47 Latin Club 2, 37 French Club 47
Prom Committee 37 "Derrick" Copy Commit-
tee 2, Assistant Editor 3, Editor 4.
Baseball l7 Basketball 47 Boxing 4.
Spanish Club 2, 47 Program Chairman 47
Orchestra l, 2.
HUGH GARDNER BEATTY
San Bernardino High School l, 27 Football
47 Track 47 Boxing 4.
Carlsbad Union High School, Oceanside, l,
2, 37 Hockey l, 2, 37 Baseball I, 2, 3, 47
Volleyball l, 2, 37 Basketball l, 2, 37 Tennis
l7 G. A. A. Treasurer 4.
CHARLES HERBERT BELL
Basketball l, 2, 3, 47 Football Manager 2,
37 Track 1, 2, 37 Latin Club l, 2, 3, President
37 A. S. B. Assembly Manager 47 Class
President 37 Debating 4.
THELMA LUCILLE BENNIGSDORF
Track 17 Football 2, 37 Basketball 37 Indoor
l, 2, 3, 47 Radio Club 4, President 4.
Alhambra High School 37 Yell Leader 47
Latin Club l, 27 Archery Club 47 Orchestra
l, 2, 37 A. S. B. Play 2.
MARY LEE BLACK
Glee Club 4.
DONALD C. BLAKENEY
Football 3, 47 Basketball l, Manager 3, 47
Latin Club 3.
WILLIAM HOWARD BLAKENEY
Basketball l, 2, 3, 47 Football 3, 47 Track
2, 3, 47 Block T 3, 47 Glee Club 3, 47 Latin
Club 37 Operetta 4.
EVALONE L. BLUBAUGH
Spanish Club l, 2.
DELBERT W. BOUTWELL
Track 4, Manager 37 Forensic Club 3, 4,
President 47 Hi-Y 47 Home Room Represen-
tative 27 Kern County Oratorical Contest 37
Interscholastic Debating 3, 47 "Derrick"
Sports Editor 4.
TYRUS L. BOYD
Auto Club 4.
Football 3, 47 Boxing Club 4.
Wilson High, Long Beach, 27 G. A. A. l, 47
Hockey Captain 17 Tennis Club l,21 Scholar-
ship Society 17 Home Room Representative 2.
Basketball l, 2, 3, 47 Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4, Cap-
tain 27 Volleyball l, 27 Baseball l, 2, 3, 47
Speedball 3, 47 G. A. A. l, 2, 3, 4, Vice-Presi-
dent 37 "Derrick" Salesman 2, Donor Com-
THOMAS E. BROWN
Orland High School l7 Indoor Sports lj G'ee
Club 47 Band l.
Tennis 3, 4, Fullerton Tennis Tournament 47
G. A. A. 17 Latin Club l, 2, 37 Scholarship
Society l, 3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer 47 Home
Room Secretary 3, Representative 47 "Der-
rick" Copy Staff 3, Copy Editor 4.
HELEN COZETTE CALBERT
Hockey l, 2, 3, 4, Manager 47 Basketball l,
2, 3, 47 Volleyball l, 27 Speedball 3, 47 Latin
Club 3, Treasurer 37 G. A. A. l, 2, 3, 4, Sec-
retary 4: Home Room President 2.
VELMA MAE CALLEN
Reading Club 4.
Paso Robles High School 17 Atascadero
High School 2, 3.
WILLIAM CHARLES CAMERON, IR.
Football I, 2, 3, 47 Track 1, 2, 47 Block T 2,
Football 2, 3, 47 Indoor 2, 3, 47 Sports Club 4.
Basketball I, 2, 3, 47 Volleyball l, 27 Speed-
ball 3, 47 Baseball l, 2, 3, 47 Hockey 1, 2, 3,
47 G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 47 "Derrick" Copy Com-
AFTON ADAIR CLARK
Basketball Z, 3, 47 Baseball l, 2, 3, 47 Hockey
1, 2, 3, 47 Speedbal13, 4: G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4.
Sports Manager 47 "Gusl'1er" Contest-Best
lop row: Aqec, Ar
qc-nt, Arndt, Baller,
Balzer, Beatty, Bcvjli.
Fifth row: Bell, Ben-
Bird, Black, D. Blak
vm-y, W, Blnlreney.
Fourth row: Blu'
Boyd, Bmttorr, Brier-,
F. Brown, G, Brown,
Third row: T. Brown,
Bush, Calbc-rt, Calf
len, Calvert, Came,
ron, Campbell, SCC'
cmd rowt Carter, A.
Clark, H. Clark, N.
Clark, Coffee, Col
bert, Conley. Bottom
row: Connors, Coo-
ley, Coyvy, Cullrns,
1 5 .
Football l, 2, ll, 4, Track 4.
NORRlS lAMFS CLARK
Glee Club 2, ll, 4, Manager 45 Opmetta 2, 47
Quartet 4, A. S. B. Play 45 Senior Play 45
Radio Skit 45 "Derrick" Senior Corrrrriittee 4.
lANE E. COFFEE
Glee Club ly Public Service Club 47 Spanish
Club 2, Girl Reserves 4, President 47 Class
Secretary-Treasurer t, 3, President Ii: Home
Room Representative 2, li.
FRANCIS R. CQLBERT
Track 3, 4, Spanish Club 2, Gerrnan Club ft,
"Derrick" Assistant Sports Editor 2.
Spanish Club 77 Science Club 4, ViceAPr0si-
Basketballl 2 3 4 Volloyballl 7 Hockey
l, 2, 3, 4, Baseball l 2 3 4 Speodball '3 4
Public Speak1riq2 3 G A A l 7 't 4
Football 2, 4 Tra k 4 Arch: ry Club
Wrestling Club 4
MARGARET ARLINE CULLINS
Football 37 Stamp Club 4 C rshr r Crrri
lation Manaqer '3 Advertisina Manager
Business Manaqer '3
lEAN D. DANE
Spanish Club 2 Photography K lub
TAMES RICHARD DEAKINS lR
Track lp Scholarship So rely l 7 4 Band
l, 3, 4, Business Manager 'S 4 Hi Y 4
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Slickinq back their hair and putting on their best dresses in preparation for
the welcoming reception, the present Seniors, then apprehensive little Freshmen,
received their first introduction into the high school social whirl in the fall of 1932.
Some enjoyed dancing, and others watched, but no one ever admitted that he
didn't have a very qood time.
OMA LOUISE DEAR
Yell Leader 4: Latin Club l, 2, 3: One-Act
Plays 2: "Gusher" Reporter 4: "Derrick"
Copy Committee 3, Exchange Editor 4.
RUTH LOREE DENTON
G. A. A. l, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 3, President 4:
Sweater and Letter Club 3, 4: Scholarship
Society l: A. S.B. Secretary 4: Girls' League
First Vice-President 4: Class Secretary 2:
"Derrick" 2, 3, Advertising Manager 4.
Scholarship Society l, 3, 4, Vice-President 4:
Latin Club l, 2, 3, Secretary 2: German Club
2, 3, Vice-President 3: Class Secretary 2,
Vice-President 4: "Gusher" News Editor 3:
"Derrick" Copy 3, Senior Editor 4.
Basketball 2, 4.
St. Vincents High School, Valleio, l, Z: Foot-
ball l, 2: Tennis 4: Latin Club I: Band 4.
EARL A. DONNEL
DWIGHT T. DOOLlT'I'LE
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Football 2, 3, 4: Track
l, 2, 3, 4: Block T 4: Glee Club 1.2.
MARYELYN DEVINE DOOLITTLE
G. A. A. l, 2: Latin Club 2.
MURIEL ALICE DOUGHTY
Basketball I, 2, 3, 4, Varsity 4: Hockey l, 2.
4: G. A. A. l, 2, 3, 4, Manager 2, President
4: Sweater and Letter 4: Yell Leader 4.
IAMES GILBERT DOWNS
Football l, Z, 3, 4, Captain 4: Track 1: Box-
ing Tournament 4: Basketball I: Block T 2,
3, 4: Hi-Y 4, President 4: A. S. B. Presi-
ALBERT ETHRIDGE DRAKE
Football 3, 4: Basketball I, 2, 3, 4: Track l,
Z, 3, 4: Indoor l, 2: Featherweight Cham-
pion 4: Block T 2, 3, 4: Class President 2, 3.
ROBERT E. DUFF
Track 2, 3, 4.
GEORGE WILLIAM DUNN
Tennis l, 2, 3, 4: Latin Club l, 2: German
Club 3: Class President I, 4: Hi-Y 4: Glee
Club 4, President 4: "Derrick" Salesman l,
Assistant Sales Manager 2, Assistant Busi-
ness Manager 3.
H. ROBERT DYKES
Football l, 2, 3, 4: Track l, 2, 3, 4: Boxing
4: Block T l, 2, 3, 4: Class President 2:
"Gusher" Contest--Best-Looking Boy 2:
"Derrick" Assistant Donor Manager 3.
BERNICE E. ELLIOTT
Latin Club 2: "Derrick" Art Stall l, 2, 3,
Assistant Poster Manager 4.
WILL F. ENDICOTI'
Basketball l, Z. 3, 4: Indoor l: Baseball Z, 3,
4: Class Vice-President 2, 3.
Latin Club l, Z. 3: French Club 4: Scholar-
ship Society l, 2. 3, 4: Life Member Califor-
nia Scholarship Federation: "Derrick" Copy
3, Copy Editor 4.
CHA RLOT EYER
Porterville Union High School I, Z: Photo-
graphy Club 4.
ALBERT L. FAIRBANKS
Football Z, 3, 4: Indoor 2, 3.
IAMES N. FLEHARTY
Inalewood Union High School l: Basketball
l, 2, 3: Indoor I, 2: Track 4: Hi-Y 4: A. S. B.
Advertising Manager 4.
HAZEL B. FORGIE
Girl Reserves 4.
ALICE VIVIAN FOSTER
Latin Club 1, Z, 3, 4, Treasurer 2: Scholar-
ship Society l, 3, 4: Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Trio
'and Quartet Accompanist 3, 4: Girls'
League Musical Director 4, Second Vice-
MILDRED I. FOSTER
Tennis l, 2: Latin Club 3: Glee Club 2, 3, 4:
Mixed Chorus 2: Ooeretta 2: Usher I, 2:
"Gusher" Reporter 3, 4.
G. A. A. 1: Basketball I: Hockey 1: Base-
ball l: Tennis Club 4, Secretary 4.
WAYNE B. FREEMAN
Orchestra l, 2.
MARGIE JUNE FULBRIGHT
Wasco Union High School l, 2: Spanish
Club 3: Drama Club 4.
ROMAN AUBREY GEISSEL
Indoor l, 2.
WILLARD O. GERVAIS
Basketball l, 2: Track 1: Tennis 3, 4: Latin
Club l, 2: Band 3, 4.
WALTER P. GIBSON
Football 2, 3, 4: Indoor 2: Baseball 3.
LEE RICHARD GRAHAM
Scholarship 3, 4, Secretary 4: Senior Play
4: A. S. B. President 4, Assembly Manager
4: "Derrick" Sports Editor 3: Debate 2, 3,
4: Oratory 3, 4, First in County 3, 4, Second
in Valley 3. 4: Extempore 3, 4, First in
County 4, Second in Valley 4, Second in
Top row: Dear, Den-
ton, Dlcnstein, Dit-
Donrwl, D. Doolittle.
Fifth raw: M. Doolitf
tlf-, Doughty, Downs,
Drake, Duff, Dunn,
Dykes. Fourth row:
Eyrir, Fairbanks, Fla'
harty, Forqic-. Third
rowi V. Fostc-r, M.
Postr-r, L. Fronrrian,
briqht, Goissel, Gor-
vais. Second row:
Gray, Hardor, Harr,
Harrison, Hart. Bot-
tom raw: Haven,
Hess, Heulcr, Hiq-
Brazil Hiah School, Indiana, 2, 35 Rowlina
Grflon I-liah School, Indiana, lg Latin Club
2, ily Scholarship 4, Oratory 45 Dohatina 4.
BUFORD E. FIARDER
Indoor 35 Auto Club 4.
Coalinqa Union High Svlioril I, 7, I-Alirvtvt
araphy Club 4, Reporter 4.
HELEN FRANCIS HARRISON
Tennis l, 2, 3, 4, G. A. A, ly Baslcottwall Ig
Gloo 3, 4, Vice-President 3, 4, Opciotta 4,
"Derrick" Star Salesman 3, 4, "Crusher" 3,4
ROY I. HAVEN
Svionce Club 4.
Football 2, 3, 4, Basketball I, 2, TI, Track I,
2,31 Intorclass Track I Blork T 7 'S 4 Horn:
Room Representative 'I 4 Pre sidflnt I
IESS IOHN I-IERROD
Basketball 3 4 Indoor I 7 I Football
Baseball 45 Block T 3 4 Gloo C lub 7 '2
WILMA CATHRYN HESS
G.A.A.I,Z,'34H y 34Bas
ball I, 2, 3, 4 Baseball I 7 4 Clfo Club ft
Spanish Club 'I 4 Socrotary I Pifsiflv nt 4
Homo Room Vino Prosidont 7
LFO KENNETH I-IEULER
Latin Club I, 2 Gorman C lub 7 B I
2, 3, 4.
GERTRUDE M. HIGGINS
Gorman Club 3 COIIIIIIOIIFDIIIPIH I ornnnttf o
4, Prom Coninnttoo 3 Ushor 'I 4 Ilf
Usher 4, "Derrick Donor Coinmittr r
LLOYD F. I-IOWK
Football I, 2.
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Bespattered with yellow and green paint and covered with mud, the boys of
the Sophomore Class of 1933-34 emerged victorious from the annual Freshman-
Sophomore Brawl. Loud and enthusiastic support was given them as they
optimistically dived through barrels, persistently struggled to gain possession of
heavy sacks, and vainly tried to climb greased poles.
VERNON I. HUBBARD
Football l, 2, 3, 47 Track 17 Boxing 4.
ROBERT W. HUEY
Football 1, 2, 3, 47 Indoor 1, 2, 3, 47 Basket-
ball l, 2, 3, 47 Block T 2, 3, 47 Track 2, 37
Class Vice-President 3, 47 "Derrick" Sales 3.
ILLA IULIA HULSE
G. A. A. l, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 47 Sweater and
Letter Club 3, 47 Basketball l, 2, 3, 4, Cap-
tain 27 Hockey l, 2, 3, 4, Captain 47 Volley-
ball 1,27 Soccer 3, 47 Baseball l, 2, 3, 4.
OPAL PAULINE INCE
Pryor High School, Oklahoma, l, 27 Glee
Club 27 Home Economics Club 47 Dramatics
17 Home Room Secretary-Treasurer 3.
G. A. A. l.
IOHN F. IAMES
Fort Stockton High School, Texas, l, Z, 3, 47
Track l, Z, 3, 4, Captain 37 Football 3, 4,
Captain 37 One-Act Play 37 Dramatics 3.
Football 2, 3, 47 Track 3, 47 Indoor 27 Latin
Club 1, 2.
EDWARD IENNINGS, IR.
Football 47 Latin Club l, 2, 3, 47 Science
Club 4, President 47 French Club 27 Scholar-
ship Society 3, 4.
Forensic Club 3, Vice-President 37 Class
Treasurer 37 Fresno and Pasadena Play
Tournaments 2, 47 A. S. B. Secretary 3, Rep-
resentative 37 Girls' League Second Vice-
President 3, President 47 "Derrick" Commit-
Coalinga Union High School l, 2, 37 Base-
ball 3, 47 Scholarship Society 4.
ANGUS MARTIN IOHNSTON
Track l, Z7 Basketball l, 2, 3, 47 Tennis 3, 47
Fullerton Tennis Tournament 47 Latin Club
l, 2, Vice-President 27 Tennis Club 47 Hi-
IAMES A. IONES
Track 17 German Club 3, 47 Hi-Y 47 Traffic
Club 47 Class Vice-President 37 "Derrick"
Assistant Advertising Manager 3, 4.
OLETA LEWELLEN IONES
Basketball l, 2, 3, 47 Hockey l, 2, 3, 47
Baseball l, 2, 3, 47 G. A. A. l, 2, 3, 47 "Der-
rick" Donor Committee 3, Donor Manager 4.
WILLIAM MACK IONES
Football 3, 47 Basketball 2, 3, 4.
ROSE GERTRUDE KIELMAN
Library Club 47 Girl Reserves 4.
Latin Club I7 Scholarship Society 47 "Dor-
rick" Assistant Copy Editor 3, Copy 2.
DWAYNE SOUTHARD KLINGE
Football l, 2, 3, 47 Track 47 Basketball l, 2.
37 Indoor l, 2, 37 Latin Club l, 27 "Derrick"
Assistant Sales Manager 4.
German Club 3, 47 G, A. A. l, Z, 3, 4, Secre-
tary 2, Vice-President 47 Varsity Basketball
l, 47 Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4, Manager 27 Volley-
ball 27 BGSQBQ11 1, 213, 4, captain 1, 37 A.
S. B. Representative .
Football 3, 47 Science Club 4, President 4.
Basketball l, 2, 3, 47 Indoor l, 2, 37 Baseball
17 Track 3, 47 Block T 3, 4.
Football 1, 2, 3, 47 Basketball l, Z, 3, 47
Baseball 2, 3, 4.
Basketball l7 Baseball l7 Art Club 47 G. A.
A. l7 Usher 2, 3, 47 Home Room Secretary 3.
G. A. A. 2, 37 Dramatics 3, 47 A. S. B. Play 3,
47 Fresno Drama Tournament 3, Honorable
Mentione-Individual Award 37 Plays 3.
Football l, 2, 3, 4, Inspirational Award 4:
Basketball 2, 3, 47 Track l, 2, 3, 47 Indoor l,
27 Middleweight Champion 47 Block T 2, 3,
47 Class President 3, 4.
Tennis l, 2, 3, 4.
Randsburg High School l, Z, 3: Scholarship
Society 47 A. S. B. Play 1, 27 Class Play 37
Class Secretary 3.
PAUL E. LYNCH
Tennis I, 2, 3, 47 Valley Doubles Champion-
ship 2, 37 Ojai Boys' Doubles Champion-
ship l7 Hi-Y 47 Fullerton Tennis Tourna-
ment 3, 47 Block T Letter l, 2, 3, 47 Tennis
Club 47 Class Vice-President 4, President 4.
Inglewood High School l, 2, 37 Tennis 1, 2,
3, 47 Swimming l, 2, 37 Fullerton Tennis
Tournament 47 G. A. A. l, 2, 3, 47 Forensic
Club 47 "Derrick" Copy Committee 4.
GILBERT N. MACY
South Gate High School l7 George Wash-
ington High School, Los Angeles, 27 Basket-
ball l7 Football 37 Track 37 Stage Crew 4.
Y-R" . TW'
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Top row: Hubbard
Hucy, Hulse, lvvcv
person. Fifth row
son, Jolinston, J
Jonvs, O. Jones, M
Jonas, Fourth row
Kintnvr, Klinqc, Ko
iqhl, Kuwalmra, Lan
ter. Third row: La
vclle, Loyfield, G
reno, Lopoy, Lundy
Second row: Lynch
Madson, Mason, Mc
Bottom row: McKee
Mitlor, Mon: it-r
Rem' 4- 'f ' if f .
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. can A 1
lvl, LFROY MADSON HELEN THEDA MCNATT
Football 3, 45 Handball Club 4, Hockey lr 27 BOSk91bC1ll l. 27 G- A. A- l. 2,
N 35 Spanish Club 35 Glee Club 45 Cwirl Rr--
IMQUE ,MASON serves 45 "Derrick" Senior Cornniitteo 4.
Public Service Club 4. LOWELL MCNEELY
MARILYN MCFARLAND Sedelia High School, Kentucky, 1,25 Arroyo
Scholarship Society ly 21 31 4' Vlcerpresir Grande High School 25 Football 3, 45 Baskwt-
dent 3, President 45 Life Member Calitornia ban lf 2' 3' 47 Sport Club 4'
Scholarship Federationg Class Secretary 45 MATIE ELIZABETH MILLER I 4
"Derrick" Copy Editor 3, Senior Editor 4. G' A' A' 1' 27 Volleybqll I' Z' Cupmlm lf
Basketball l, 25 Drarnatics l.
IAMFS llgliiclimli T k 3 4 B it tb ll 9 3 NAOMI MONCIER
ooa,,5rac,5asea.,5 R N
Photography Club 4, President 4. UTISZQS H?3qNSChOO1 ly 2' 3A
HELEN McKEE FORREST D. MOODIE
Basketball l, 2, 3, 4, Captain 45 Hockey l, 2, Football l, 3, 45 Basketball l, 45 Track 35
3, 45 Volleyball l, 2, 3, 45 Forensic Club 25 Band l, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 35 German
OnefAct Plays Z, 35 Fresno Drarna Tourna- Club .iq Play 45 "Derrick" Copy Zi, Al.lVLfI'
ment 35 "Derrick" Salesman 4. tisinq Manager 3, Business Manaaor 4.
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With grass huts hiding lemonade stands and palm trees furnishing secluded
nooks, the once barren gym in the spring of 1935 was transformed into a magical
South Sea Island, while, with the influence of frilly dresses, corsages, and new
suits, trim students became part of a magic world. Thus did the luniors' dream
of a successful Prom come true.
FLORENCE ANNE MORGAN
G. A. A. I5 Tennis 25 Glee Club 45 Band 3,
45 Operetta 4.
Basketball l, 25 Volleyball 1, 25 G. A. A. I,
25 Photography Club 4, Secretary-Treasurer
45 Glee Club 4, Girls' Sextet 45 A. S. B. Play
35 "Derrick" Donor Committee 3.
IOSEPH R. MOTT
Hockey 1, 2, 35 Basketball 1, 2, 35 Speedball
35 Volleyball 15 G. A. A. 1, 2, 35 Girl Re-
serves 3, Treasurer 35 Spanish Club I, 2.
Football l, 2, 35 Track l5 Aviation Club 45
Home Room Representative 3.
RALPH Q. OAKES
Spanish Club 35 Glee Club I5 Home Room
Home Economics Club 4.
FREDERICK C. ODELL
Spanish Club 3.
G. A. A. l, 2, 3, 45 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Cap-
tain 25 Volleyball l, 2, Captain 25 Sweater
and Letter Club 45 One-Act Plays 25 Home
Room Representative 2, 4, Vice-President 35
Prom Committee 3.
Travel Club 4.
Social Studies Club 3, President 35 Home
Economics Club 4, Vice-President 45 Fashion
MARIE LOUISE PATTERSON
Tennis Club 45 Latin Club 1, 2, 35 Operetta
15 Home Room Representative 25 Prom
Committee 35 "Derrick" Copy Committee 3,
Senior Committee 45 "Gusher" Feature Edi-
IEAN MARIE PEDEN
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 15 Hockey 1,
2, 3, 4, Captain 25 Speedball 3, 45 Baseball
I, 2, 3, 4, Captain 25 G. A. A. 1.2, 3, 4, Vice-
President 3, President 35 Girls' League Sec-
retary 35 A. S. B. Representative 3, Vice-
FRED G. PELL
Kern County Union High School l, 25 Indoor
2, 35 Tennis Club 4, Tournament Manager
45 "Gusher" Managing Editor 2.
Football 1, Z5 Photography Club 4.
FRIEDA L. PIERCE
Spanish Club I, 25 Drama Club 4, Reporter
45 Class Play 45 A. S. B. Plays 2, 3, 45 One-
Act Play Tournaments 3, 4, San Ioaquin
Valley Honorable Mention 3, Pasadena
Tournament 45 "Derrick" Copy Committee
2, Assistant Copy Editor 3, Dramatics Edi-
Football 2, 35 Boxing 45 Sports Club 4.
ROBERT I. PORCHO
EDITH GAIL POTTER
G. A. A. l, 25 Volleyball 1, 25 Hockey l, 25
Public Service Club 45 Class Vice-President
25 Home Room Representative 2, Secretary
3, 45 "Gusher" Contest f Prettiest Eyes 3.
DAVE E. OUIGLEY
Gardena High School I5 Fremont High
School, Los Angeles, Z5 Football 3, 45 Base-
ball 3, 45 Track 45 Band 35 Dramatics 3.
Football 3, 45 Basketball 4.
Football 25 Track l, 3, 4.
GAIL LOUISE REICHARD
Kern County Union High School 15 Ventura
High School 15 San Fernando High School 25
Los Angeles High School 3.
Football 45 Boxing 45 Prom Committee 3.
LULA I. RENNELS
Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Hockey l, 2, 3, 45 Base-
ball 2, 35 Volleyball l, 2,35 G. A. A. 1, 2, 3,
45 Debating 3.
G. A. A. l, 2, 3, 45 Basketball 2, 3, 45 Hockey
1, 2, 3, 45 Soccer 3, 45 Baseball l, 2, 3, 4.
MELBA IANE ROGERS
G. A. A. l, 2, 3, 45 Basketball l, 2, 3, 45
Hockey l, 2, 3, 45 Secretary of Handbook
Committee 35 Home Room Representative 35
Usher 45 "Derrick" Salesman 2, Donor Com-
mittee 2, Donor Manager 3, Secretary 4.
JACK G. ROSE
Glee Club 1, 2, Treasurer 25 Quartet 35
Operetta l, 2, Business Manager 2.
IUNE LORENE RUMBAUGH
Home Room Secretary 4, Representative 35
Orchestra l, 2, 3, 4.
Football 45 Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Indoor 25
Track 3, 4, Captain 35 Block T Il, 4.
Handball Club 4.
lop row: Morgan,
Morris, Mott, Niqhtf
A.O'DeIl. Fifth row:
lr. Odell, Olson, OZ-
burn, Parker, Patter-
son, Peden, Pell.
Fourth row: Phillips,
Pierce, Pittman, Por-
Ramsey. Third row:
J. Rennels, L. Ren-
ers, Rose. Second
Schwab, Scott, Sha-
ver, Shelburne. Bot-
tom row: Sherman,
MARGARET IANE SCOTT
Typing Club 4, Secretary 4.
HARRIET LUCRETIA Sl-IELBURNE
G. A. A. l, 2, 35 Latin Club l, 2, Vice-Presi
dent 25 German Club 3, 4, Secretary 35 Glee
Club 45 Operetta 45 Scholarship Society l5
"Derrick" Assistant Secretary 3, Secretary 4.
Basketball I, 2, 3, 45 Speedball 3, 4, Captain
3, 45 Baseball l, 2, 3, 4, Captain I5 G. A. A.
l, 2, 3, 4, Sports Manager 35 A. S. B. Repre-
sentative 45 Class Secretary 35 Home Room
Secretary 3, Representative 4.
CHARLES FRANKLIN SIMONS
Football I5 Indoor lg Track 3, 45 Baseball 3,
45 Handball Club 45 Star Theater Ticket
PATRICIA ANNE SLATER
G. A, A. l, 2, 3, 45 Buski-lliull l, 2, il, 'lg
Speedball 3, 45 Baseball l, 2, 4, Lritiii tflul,
l, 25 Glile 45 Hl34'IIi4'l1lllTc1liy tluiiiiiiillz-wfl,
Traffic Club 4.
Basketball l5 Football l, 2, 3, 45 Track l, 2,
3, 45 Glee Club 3, 45 Block T l, 2, 3, 4, Presi-
dent 3, Vice-President ly 'lGl1Sll!JIll Contest
Best Athlete 2.
IACK W. SPECHT
Football 2, 3, 45 Basketball 2,35 'l'iuc'k fill, -l,
HAROLD L. SPRINGER
Willits Union High School l5 Ritrliiiioiiil
Union Hiqh School 25 Basketball l.
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Cameras, slacks, noisy laughter, and carefree expressions were good indica-
tions of the Seniors' annual Ditch Day on May 1, 1936. Enthusiasm was seen
everywhere as the students climbed into the busses to be taken to Wheeler Hot
Springs, Where swimming, dancing, and picnicking were the order of the day.
What a tired group came home that night!
MAXINE AVANELL STANLEY
"Derrick" Club 47 Fashion Show 1.
CHARLES EDWARD STIGALL
Football 17 Baseball 17 Tennis 2, 3, 4, Man-
ager 27 Spanish Club I7 German Club Z, 37
Scholarship Society 3, 4. President 47 Hi-Y 4.
MERVIN E. STRANG
Basketball 17 Baseball 4.
Football 2, 37 Baseball 17 Auto Club 4.
Hanford High School 1, 2, 37 Football 47
Track 47 Band 47 Tennis Club 47 Yell
CATHERINE THOMAS SULLIVAN
LORRAINE L. TELLYER
Library Club 47 Photography Club 4.
DONALD A. TITUS
FORREST S. TITUS
Basketball 17 Track 1, 47 Sports Club 47
Woodcraftsman Club 4.
OLIVER I. TRIBE
Woodrow Wilson High School, Oakland, l,
Z7 Emeryville High School 3.
ALA MAE TROTT
Basketball l, 2, 37 Hockey l, 2, 37 Baseball
1, 2, 37 Tennis 1, 2, 37 G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 47
Senior Nominating Committee 47 "Derrick"
Copy Committee 2, Copy Editor 3, Picture
MARTHA LEE TURLEY
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 47 Tennis 2, 3, 47 Kern
County Mixed Doubles Championship 37
Latin Club 17 German Club 2, 3, Secretary
2, 37 G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3, Vice-
President 47 Class Secretary 1.
WILLIE R. TURNER
Coalinga Union High School 17 Track 27
WILMA VAN SCYOC
Bell High School l, 27 Baseball 1, 2, Captain
17 Basketball 1, 2, Captain 27 G. A. A. 1, 2.
47 Tennis Club 1, 2.
GOULD VAN STONE
ball 37 Football 47 Aviation Club 47 Scholar-
ship Society 17 Class Play l.
MARY ELIZABETH VOGLE
ELINOR IANE VOICE
G. A. A. 17 Basketball 17 Hockey I7 Tennis
17 German Club 37 Tennis Club 47 Band 3, 4.
CLARK PARIS WAGNER
Football l, Z, 3, 4, Captain 47 Basketball l,
2, 3, 47 Track 1, 2, 3, 47 Indoor 17 Block T l,
2, 3, 47 Class President 27 A. S. B. Business
Manager 4, Representative 4.
Girl Reserves 4, Program Chairman 4.
MARION ELIZABETH C. WALTON
Pacific Grove High School 47 Basketball l.
2, 3, 47 Hockey 1, 2, 3, 47 Scholarship So-
ciety l, Z, 3, 4, Secretary 47 Life Member
California Scholarship F ederation7 Usher 3,
47 A. S. B. Play 2, 37 "Derrick" Copy Com-
IOHN ELY WEAVER
Football 2, 3, 47 Basketball 1, 2, 37 Indoor 2,
3, 47 Spanish Club 2, 3, President 37 Scholar-
ship Society l, 3, 4, Vice-President 4, Prest-
dent District Convention 47 A. S. B. Play 47
"Derrick" Assistant Advertising Manager 3,
Sales Manager 4.
MARTHA ELIZABETH WEAVER
Forensic Club 1, 2, 37 Dramatics Club 47
One-Act Plays 2, 37 A. S. B. Plays 37 Home
Room Secretary 37 Debating l, 27 Orations
ARDITH MARGARET WEBBER
Photography Club 4, President 47 English
Class Club l, President 17 Lyric for Girls'
League Song 4.
"Derrick" Salesman 4.
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 47 Football 3, 4.
Art Club 47 Home Room Secretary 37 Prom
Committee 37 "Derrick" Art Staff 1, 2, 3, 4,
Assistant Art Editor 3, Art Editor 4.
Montebello High School 17 Tennis 17 Basket- DAVID WILDER
Top row: Stanley,
Stigall, Strang, Stu-
art, B. Sullivan, C.
Sullivan. Fifth row:
Tellyer, D. Titus, F.
Titus, Tribe, Trott,
Turley. Fourth rowi
Turner, Van Scyoc,
Van Stone, Vaughn,
Vogle, Voice. Third
row: Wagner Wal-
lace, Walton, J.
Bottom row: Wilson,
Wodars, Wood, B.
Wright, M. Wright.
AGATHA L. WILDHARBER
Basketball 25 Hockey 25 Volleyball 25 Base-
ball 25 G. A. A. 25 Tumbling Club 45 Knit-
ting Club 4.
IAMES R. WILLIS
Football l, 2, 3, 45 Baseball 3, 45 Track 3, 45
Boxing 45 Golden Gloves Tournament-
Light Heavyweight Champion 45 Block T 3,
4, Secretary 3, Vice-President 3, President 4.
RACHEL F. WILSON
Redondo Union High School l, 25 Basketball
45 Volleyball l, 25 Hockey 2, 45 Speeclball
3, 45 G. A. A. 45 Girl Reserves 45 Girls' "R"
GERALDINE MAE WODARS
G. A. A, 15 Scholarship Society 15 German
Club 3, Treasurer 35 Class Vice-President 35
Prom Committee 35 Commencement Com-
mittee 45 "Derrick" Art Staff 2, 3, 4,
RALPH W. WOOD
Whittier Union High School 2.
BETTY PEARL WRIGHT
Santa Barbara High School l, 25 Art Club Z5
Scholarship Society 25 "Derrick" Art Club 3.
45 Health Poster Contest 15 "Gusher" Copy
Reader 3, Exchange Editor 3, Art Editor 3, 45
"Derrick" Art Staff 4.
MELBA IEAN WRIGHT
Clovis Union High School l5 G. A. A. I, Z, 3,
45 Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Hockey 1, Z, 3, 45
Volleyball l, 2, 3, 45 Soccer 35 Baseball l,
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High First Semester Low
EUGENE ODELL ......,.. ....,.... P resident ,..,,.... ......... C ECII.. MURDOCK
ORAN NEWTON ...., ..... . .. .,,.,,.. Vice-President .,,,..... .......................,,, D AVID LUTTON
IANE COFFEE .,..,,.,.........,. ...Secretary-Treasurer ,....., .....A.............. B ARBARA BARTLETT
MISS PAULINE LYON ......,.,, .............. A dviser ..,........... ......., M ISS DOROTHY HENDERSON
High Second Semester Low
CECIL MURDOCK ......,.. ............, P resident ..,......,... ........... H OWARD HALL
DAVID LUTTON .,.....,...,.,,,..I......., .....,Y. V ice-President ,........ .....,...,,.. B ILL PATTERSON
BARBARA BARTLETT ,,,,..,,.,...,,,.... ....... S ecretary-Treasurer ....... .......... I OHNNY KENSINGER
MISS DOROTHY HENDERSON ....,.... .,..,......... A dviser ...........,.. .......... M R. G. B. NOAKES
' Senior Low
PRESIDENT ......,....... ....A,...............
VICE-PRESIDENT .....,.. ...........
ADVISER ,.,..,.,,,, ....,..,. M ISS PAULINE LYON
TOP PICTURE-Back row: Hogan, Lott, McBrien, Kensinger, Lewis, Mosher, Crawford, Mason, Hedrick,
Maize, Murray. Third row: Shaffer, Barnes, Scott, Nichols, Hengst, Kinnebrew,
Oliver, Tardiff, Le Valley. Second row: Slentz, McCall, Brown, Layfield, Harder, O'Dell, Baker, Blank-
inship, Lamb, Radford, Chappell. Front row: Gregory, W. O'Dell, Hitson, Townsend, Shelton, Cullins,
Sather, Blackwell, Reed, Hulse, Reid.
FIFTH PICTURE-Back row: Alexander, Winslow, LeClear, Kehoe, McNatt, Traweek, Lippert, Covey,
Gotcher, Silcox, Forgie. Third row: Hamilton, Hagler, Slentz, Rothwell, Potter, Dawson, Davis, Howard,
Allison, Stewart, Brogden. Second row: H. Hall, Krigbaum, Park, Patterson, Fisher, Black, F. Hall,
Barrett, Taylor, Donnel, Hogan. Front row: Casparis, Adams, Cook, Evans, Reichard, Nicholson.
Madson, Bolerjack, Nisbet, Noell, Donnel.
FOURTH PICTURE-Back row: Reagan, Prescott, Hobbs, Fitzpatrick, Lisman, McCarty, Rafferty, Sauls-
bury, Townsend, Agee, LeProhn. Third row: Butler, Appling, Baker, Bullman, Hayden, Stanley,
Faughn, Porcho, Lowe, Quisenberry, Fullbright. Second row: Freeman, Brandenberg, Wood, Baker,
Hess, Phebus, Swinney, LaMarsna, Preston, Stevens, Lutton. Front row: Gordon, Davis, Sieck, Lee,
Rush, Rector, Fry, Des Cormiers, Asbury, Sorter, Turner.
THIRD PICTURE-Back row: Hall, Brooks, Roberts, McKain, Kinney, Sears, Heck, Garratt, Newton,
Carney, Schmitt, Clammer. Third row: Kofahl, Clark, Townsend, Graham, Druliard, Leep, Pinkham,
Moore, Porter, Farnham, Eddinger, Ioppini. Second row: Demaray, Brown, McNeese, Anderson, Con-
radt, Monson, Diffenbaugh, Evans, Ellett, Wells, Ellis, Stonbraker. Front row: Doyle, Eidson, Reyes,
Clark, Brooks, Holt, Pell, Christian, Campbell, Torrey, Culp, Smith. '
SECOND PICTURE-Back row: Stuart, Small, Odell, Scott, Thomas, Lynch, Crafts,
Baker, Gooding. Fourth row: Stirn, Curry, Johnston, Schwalel, Morgan, Wurster, Shea, Howard,
Iordan, Peahl. Third row: Rogers, Bartlett, Vineyard, Ware, Scott, Erickson, Seymour, Kolarik, Sewell,
Ray, Carlisle. Second Row: McCool, Wheeler, Brown, Ieffress, Waldner, Kommers, Grissom, Orloff,
Smith, Rintoul, Fleming. Front row: Fedewa, Witte, Cleveland, Tucker, Meyer, Brown, Reaves,
Macaulay, Schulz, Leach, Ieitery, Welch.
BOTTOM PICTURE--Back row: Colston, Nichols, Ferguson, Skeen, Iohnson, Graue, Alldredge, Mon-
cier, Walter, Murdock, Melloway, Romines. Third row: Puryear, Halliday, Davis, Santsche, Keckler,
Wright, Hart, Fredburg, Griifeath, Krohn, Hall. Second row: A. Cameron, Lewis, Sather, Romines,
Beene, Rornines, Nix, Schoenly, Watts, Hollingsworth, Lingo, Lippert. Front row: Waddell, Varner,
Gray, Blue, Edwards, Heasley, Oxford, Snyder, Hessick, Fox, Gill.
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HOWARD HALL .,..,,... ,A,,.,.,, P resident ..,..... ....A.......... I ACK DYKES
BILL PATTERSON ,..,,...,,. ..,,, V ice-President .......... ,,..,.., R OBERT GARLOW
IOHNNY KENSINGER ..,..., .,..,..,. S ecretary-Treasurer ................,....,...,.,,..,..,...,...... DOUGLAS GALL
MISS MABEL MYERS ........ ............ A dviser .......A,... MRS. RUTH KOFAHL MCMASTERS
High Second Semester Low
IACK DYKES ............,.. ...,...., P resident ......... .......... E DDIE MCCORMICK
ROBERTGARLOW ..,..... .,...,. V ice-President ..,.,,,. ....,.,. M ARGUERITE RULE
DOUGLAS GALL .....................,.....,.......,....... Secretary-Treasurer ....., . .................... PATRICIA KEEFE
MRS. RUTH KOFAHL MCMASTERS ......
MRS. MARY BRADY RYAN
TOP PICTURE-Back row: Hillis, Smith, Swearingin, Ito, Iordan, Teel, Eding, Hastings, Dykes. Third
row: Westfall, Scott, Macfarlane, Rule, Niebel, Lewis, Sturdevant, Phebus, Brockett, Wright. Second
row: Iohnson, McAllister, Marks, Schwab, Cawelti, Lovitt, Borgsdorf, Aldrich, Iohnston. Front row:
Silcox, Cuthbertson, D. DeClue, Stewart, Brandenburg, Paulsen, Farnham, Feliz, Williamson, Andrews.
FIFTH PICTUREABack row: Parris, Saulsbury, Kilmer, Nance, Campbell, Arndt, Beard, Nichols, Hittle.
Third row: Heaps, Pickrell, Schwab, Hayden, MacKenzie, Vada Payne, Iohnson, Gregory, Scott, Potter.
Second row: McCormick, Grimes, McCall, Handy, Mitchell, Shelton, Garrison, Cameron, Christian.
Front row: Verna Payne, Fedewa, Rathbern, Stewart, Fitzpatrick, Martinez, Schilling, Holden, Nixon.
FOURTH PICTURE-Back row: Morris, Clark, Pruitt, Deakins, Donaldson, Dosier, Byers, Brice, McClel-
lan, Achatz. Third row: Tiffany, Richardson, Nunes, Rockholt, Ballangee, Brown, Edmonds, Rennels,
Freeman, Casley, Palmer, Sunderland. Second row: Pewitt, Brackett, Schmidt, Smith, Calbert, Schas-
teen, Pennoyer, Slone, LaBarthe, Price, Ike. Front row: Cooper, Young, Markley, Leach, Peahl, Aqee,
Fox, K. DeClue, McGee, Ingersoll.
THIRD PICTURE-Back row: Wright, Lyon, Dischler, Berryhill, Cruzan, Hatfield, Bramham, B. Pruitt.
I. Pruett, Haven, Thompson, Boness. Third row: Benson, Bacon, Love, Iennings, Bachelder, Hitchings,
Cameron, Derden, Dixon, lesse, Koker. Second row: Peden, Beall, Steen, Barber, Garlow, Fuller, Peter-
son, Brenoel, Redman, Franz, Dawson, G. Phillips. Front row: Schumaker, Hovis, Chapman, Crawley,
Allbritton, Thomas, Graue, Buchanen, Pittman, Manning, V. Phillips.
SECOND PICTURE-Back row: Wilson, B. Wilson, Klinge, Hawthorne, Pruitt, Billingsley, Eng, Rader,
LeGar. Third row: Canady, Lott, Loperena, Reagan, Davidson, McGuire, Simms, Lippert, Phillips.
Moore. Second row: Bilby, Slater, Kelly, Smith, Chandler, Tripp, Huddleston, Rockwell, Miller. Front
row: Hunter, Cook, Probst, Laase, Fedewa, Scheidt, Lewis, Crawford, Hedrick, Hunter.
BOTTOM PICTURE-Back row: Long, Christian, Brogden, Robey, Herrod, Crossan, Seymour, Vaughn,
Hefton, Wilder. Third row: Sherlock, Robertson, Moore, Denton, Kennedy, LeCount, McGinley, Porter,
Johnston, Fletcher, Townsend, Stock. Second row: Brown, Turley, Cline, Cronin, Walton, Hiney, Childs,
Mills, Cook, Vineyard, Taylor. Front row: Stamback, Treece, Patterson, Stone, Allen, E. Stone, Yearout,
Hart, Tinker, McFarland, Pruitt, Douglas.
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PATRICIA KEEFE ........,.....,.....,.. ........
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MRS. MARY BRADY RYAN .....,.A. ................ A dviser ,.,,.....,
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MR. LEE A. WITHROW
TOP PICTURE-Back row: Fuller, Moncier, Kruger, E. Williams, Owen, McGuire, Crowley, Rintoul.
Third row: Schultz, Brown, Endicott, Griffeath, Letlow, Amadisto, Hern, T. Haney. Second row: Kiel-
man, Bace, Kelly, Lazar, Watts, Powell, Sherman, Steiger. Front row: Walters, Sunderland, Hoff, Rum-
baugh, Ross, White, Terry, Donnel.
FIFTH PICTURE--Back row: R. Rhoten, R. Williams, W. Haney, Bridges, Plaugher, Quinn, Roberts,
Foster, I. Rhoten. Third row: Dana, Evans, Lacy, Sanford, M. Hamilton, Hill, Potts, Iackson, Mullins.
Second row: Richardson, Sinqletary, McNutt, Dennis, Wirts, C. Hamilton, Beck, C. Foster. Front row:
Webber, Phillips, Harder, Susoeff, Graves, Law, Kurtz, Schultz, Gamby.
FOURTH PICTUREfBack row: McFaddin, Witte, Stafford, Conant, Lester, Cauffman, Cook, Stratton.
Third row: Pinney, Wallace, Boyd, Puryear, Childs, Lisman, lvester, Patterson. Second row: O'Dell,
Callen, Brown, Collett, Alley, Hittle, Caldero, Gibson. Front row: A. Davis, Clinton, Cooper, Elliott.
Schwafel, Snyder, Oakley, Carney, Bartlett.
THIRD PICTURE-Back row: Pierce, Clark, Olding, Frank, Poler, Moore, Vaughn, Iohnson. Third row:
Hankins, Beatty, Blair, Duthie, Bilbey, Agee, Treece, Rockwell, Gill. Second row: Poli, Rogers, Baker,
Kirwan, Widen, McCoo1, Vaught, Lewis, Wood. Front row: Ingersoll, Huson, Griffith, Sansome,
Bradley, McCain, Hart, Calbert, Curry.
SECOND PICTURE-Back row: Krohn, Sarter, Halley, Pruitt, Osborne, Mclntyre, Scheideck, Kohli.
Third row: Deaubler, Anderson, W. Smith, Antonqiovanni, Rosevear, Porter, Wallen, Orton. Second
row: White, Brannurn, Finster, Morgan, Borga, Lowell, Monson, Martinez. Front row: Varner, Kliewer,
Simons, R. Smith, Hagler, Keckler, Butler, O'Brien.
BOTTOM PICTURE-Back row: Brant, Archibald, Foster, Baxter, Eidson, Stephens, Gregory, Malm.
Van Scyoc. Third row: Owen, Lopey, Amburn, Godbey, Schmitt, M. Clark, Chappell, Lutton, Houts.
Second row: Richard, Hitson, Robey, Hawthorne, E. Haney, Bennett, Shea, Simmons, Davis. Front row:
Blackwell, Iohnson, Ruch, Kuwahara, Hunter, Mueller, Hall, Humphries, Eddinqer.
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CENTER--Lett to riqhf: Clark, Doughty, Sullivan, Dear, Bird.
BOTTOM-Traclcstcrs check out equipment.
Pompons streaming viv-
idly and bouyantly, ye'l
leaders racing vigorously
to and fro, spectators rising
to their feet in the surge of
excitementethus the first
game of the season took its
place among the year's
highlights. The strains, "Taft
High, we love you, Taft
High . . . lustily sung by
the student body, clearly
showed the spirit of the stu-
dents. "Enthusiasm" was
the password in these
games, as it was in the
club activities with the stu-
dents efficiently and zeal-
ously carrying out the aims
and purposes of each ac-
tivity. Along with this en-
thusiasm carne co-opera-
the members of the teams
as they ran interference
and carried the ball and co-
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bers of the clubs as they
served on different commit-
tees and did their part in
makinq their activities suc-
cessful. Truly a joyous and
progressive Year was 1935-
l936 for the students.
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After dropping their opening game to Paso Robles by the narrow margin of
one point, the Wildcats returned to home soil and turned in one of their best per-
formances of the year, holding the powerful Santa Barbara State Frosh eleven to
a score of 6-O. Expecting an easy victory, Santa Barbara was amazed to find
their opponents fighting them to a standstill for three quarters, but in the final
period they made a drive down the field which Taft was unable to stop.
The Wildcats, playing a fine offensive game in their next contest, defeated a
strong Fresno State Frosh team 14-O. Big Dick Snyder, Taft fullback, provided a
thrill for the fans when he raced 82 yards for the first score.
Encountering one of the speediest teams ever to appear in the Martin Memor-
ial Stadium, Taft lost the next game 12-O to Loyola, the State Catholic Prep cham-
pions. Although fighting valiantly, the Wildcats were unable to halt the ever-
forward march of the Southern team or the flying feet of its elusive captain.
Following in the wake of Loyola, Cathedral High invaded Taft but was re-
pelled, 7-0. The fine kicking of Soares, Cathedral fullback, held the Wildcats in
check until a fourth-period drive resulted in a touchdown.
ln each of the next three games Taft was defeated, losing to Santa Maria 13-O,
San Luis Obispo 12-7, and Occidental Frosh 30-12.
ln the final game of the season the Wildcats lost to their traditional rivals and
the Valley champions, Bakersfield, 25-O. The Wildcats, snarling and fighting,
held their mighty opponents to a single touchdown in the first half, but were
unable to stop the power and speed displayed by their foes in the second half.
Gilbert Downs, tackle, was the capable captain of the 1935 Wildcat squad,
while Bob Loperena was voted the Service Award for his consistently good
football in the halfback position. Coach lohnston capably coached the team.
WILDCATS-Back row: Lavelle, Morgan, McKain, Grissom, Lynch, Fairbanks, Mack Jones, Orloft, Kommers. Third
row: Odell, Captain Downs, Snyder, Klinge, Blakeney, Dykes, Willis, Monte Jones. Second row: Cameron, Ellett,
Huey, Hubbard, Long, Smith, Quigley, Brice, Coach Johnston. Front row: Manager Agee, Donnell, Barrett, Loperena,
Murdock, Stonbraker, Taylor, Clark, Manager Townsend.
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Award. September 28
Paso Robles e,,,,,e.,, 7 Tait.
CENTER: Occidental game. Odober 5
S. B. S. Frosh ..,....... 6 Tait.
UPPER RIGHT: Downs, captain oi Wildcats. october 11
Fresno S. Frosh .... O Tait.
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I S October 26
Weaver, Ienmnqs, Upton, Cooley, Seale. ec Cathedral In " ...Ww O Taft.
ond row: Coach Hartranit, Demaray, Wells November 2
Plauqher, Graham, Moodle, Brown, Gibson SUNG MUUU-f ---'-f- 13 Taft'
Manaqer Scott. Front row: Lewis, Stratton Novemberg
San Luis Obispo..l2 Taft.
Minton, Foster, Blakeney, Doolittle, Hitchcock, November 11
Turner, Captain Haynes. Occidental Frosh..3U Tait.
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Under Coaches Helma and Mackersie the Taft Lightweights played a bang-
up brand of football during the 1935 season, frorn Kuwahara's opening touch-
down against the Maricopa unlimited team to Drake-'s final tally in the County
championship fracas with the Bakersfield Sandabs. After playing more than
three quarters of scoreless football with the powerful Wasco heavyweights, the
Bobcats, led by Captain Wagner, made an unhalting drive from their own 12-
yard line until they struck "pay dirt."
After being badly outplayed during the first half of the game with Loyola,
Taft turned seeming defeat into victory by a brilliant counter attack in the third
and fourth quarters. Then, breaking the light-heavyweight Atascadero team's
record of no defeats and an uncrossed goal line, Taft overcame these former
champions, although encountering the finest speed and power found in any of
With a spotless record behind them the Bobcats faced the crucial test, the
County championship game, and won the title for the first time in six years. ln
the second quarter a sustained drive of 76 yards, made possible by perfect block-
ing, was culminated by the making of the first score by Hogan, Winner of the
Service Award. In the next period Taft scored again, with Drake catching a pass
on the dead run and sprinting 25 yards to the goal.
The Bobcats have lost but one game during the last two years and this season
have scored nineteen touchdowns and twelve conversions to their opponents'
two touchdowns and one conversion. Their success was due to the will to win,
team co-operation, and the help of the coaches. After the Taft-Bakersfield game
Referee Lopez informed the coaches that Taft had the finest running, blocking,
and play-executing team he had seen in the high school football season of 1935.
"Come on, Wagncr!" yells the crowd at the Maricopa game.
LEFT: Harold Hogan, winner of the Service BOBCAT SCHEDULE
Award' September 20
RIGHTZ Clark Wagner, captain oi Bobcats. MUNCOPU f P Tall'
CENTER: Tait makes touchdown in Maricopa Delcmo Y U TCH
game' October 5
BQTTQM PlCTURE BOBCATS: Back row: Shatter , O Tait
McNeely, Smith, Mitchell, Cauiinian, Berry- October 8
hill, Robey, Conant, Loviti, Murray, I. Carn- Waggg , , , O Taft
eron. Third row: Miller, Silcox, Gall, Fisher, October 19
Park, Sullivan, Byers, Donaldson, Peterson, Loyola , , U Tait
Patterson, Rafferty, Campbell, Black. Second October 25
row: Coach Helma, H. Hall, Ramsey, A. Cam- Kinqsbura . , U Tait
eron, Linqo, Small, Hamilton, Haven, Garratt, November 2
Barber, Harold Hogan, Alexander, F. Hall, Tehachapi 7 Taft
Coach Mackersie. Front row: Manaqer Mc- November 9
Brien, Shelton, Captain Wagner, Sanders, Atascadero ., .,,.,,. O Tait
Dykes, Kriqbauni, Kuwahara, Drake, Mason, November 15
Howard Hogan, lohnson, Manaqer Lutton. Bakersfield , , , O Tait
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Crushing McFarland 18-10, the Wildcat basketball squad began a very suc-
cessful season, which was marred only by a few early-season defeats at the
hands of powerful opponents. Undaunted by their reverses, the "A" Class
improved with each game. Their ability to play a fine brand of basketball was
demonstrated when they twice decisively defeated Bakersfield to win the County
championship, earning the right to play in the semi-finals for the Valley cham-
pionship. With a Valley championship in view the Wildcats faltered and dropped
a hard-fought contest to the strong Visalia five, losing by a single point. Iohn
Lavelle, dependable guard, was elected captain of the squad. Odell, center,
and Murdock, guard, were high scorers for the season.
Proving themselves worthy successors to last year's undefeated Bobcats, this
season's lightweight cage artists overwhelmed McFarland 30-9 and began a long
string of victories broken only by the Santa Barbara Sophomore Class "A" team
and the University of California 145-Pounders. The basket-bombing Bobcats
easily defeated all "B" Class competition except Bakersfield, whom they barely
nosed out 28-26 in their first encounter. In the second contest with the Sandabs,
the Bobcats proved themselves real champions by coming back, after trailing
l8-10 at the half, to win by a score of 23-20. Ethridge Drake, flashy forward, was
elected captain. Other outstanding players were Wagner, Howard Hogan, and
Sanders, forwards: Garratt, centerg and Harold Hogan and Cameron, guards.
Due to the inexperience of the players, the Kittens were greatly handicapped
this year. They showed flashes of potential power, but they met defeat more
times than victory and lost the County championship. Although the newer
players turned in commendable performances, the work of the two veterans of the
squad, Captain Burel McBrien, guard, and Mitchell, forward, was outstanding.
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BELOW, LEFT The "C" Class Squad: Back raw: Manaqer'
Iohrrson, Hawthorne, Hastinqs, Clark, Mosher, Miller.
Second row: Aaron, Hess, Garlow, Gervais, Srnith, Mit-
clrell. Front row: Captain Mc:Briarr, Shelton, Parris, Ken-
sirrqor, Cameron, Huddleston.
RIGHT "B" Class Squad: Back row: Coach Lee, Srnall,
Garratt, Anderson, Manaasr' Schastesn. Second raw: Hall,
Cameron, LeClear, Hogan. Front raw: Wcrarier, lVlc'Neoly,
Patterson, Captain Drake, Sanders.
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Under Coaches l-lartranft and Williamson this year's tracksters, by placing
second in the County, third in the Valley, and third in the West Coast Re-
lays, have proved themselves to be the strongest track team ever to rep-
resent Taft High. The Taft cinderpaih artists opened the season by enterinq
five men in the Lona Beach Relays, where they took a second, two thirds, and a
fourth. This was followed by the Paso Robles dual meet, which the Wildcats won
75 576 to 47 U67 the Bobcats, 64lf3 to l2 2,'3g and the Kittens, 44V2 to 32V2. ln the
Bakersfield Relays the "A" and "C" Classes finished second, and the "B" Class
third: and in the Tulare Relays all three classes finished third.
A four-way meet was the next exhibition of the track men. In it Taft totaled
272 points, to 78 273 for Delano, 20 U3 for Tehachapi, and 3 for McFarland. ln the
Bakersfield dual meet the Taft trackmen turned in their finest performances of the
year, winning 7llf2 to 59lf2 in the "A" division, winning 49lf2 to 45lf2 in the "B,"
and losing 64 576 to 21 lf6 in the ln this meet six school records were broken,
two were tied, and one Valley standard was beaten.
Those who consistently broke records this year were Snyder, Orloff, and
Dykes in the Class "A" shoieputg Stockman and Lloyd Small in the 120 hiqh
hurdles: Snyder in the 220-yard dashg Simons in the football throw: Odell in the
hop-step-jump, Forqie, lohnson, Hogan, and Mason in the Class "B" 440-yard
relayg Paul, Lester, Rush, and Gall in the Class "C" 440-yard relayg Gall in the
330-yard dashp and Lewis in the pole-vault. Records have been tied by Snyder in
the Class "A" lOU-yard dash and by Prescott in the Class "B" 660-yard dash.
A CLASS TRACK-Back row: Konnrners, Monson, Orloft, Morgan, Fairbanks, Titus, Cooley, Stockmari, Snyder, Dykes.
Third row: Coach Hartranft, Heulsr, Flenarty, Simons, Odell, Johnson, B. Small, D. Taylor, L. Small, Manager
Deniaray. Second row: Foster, Boutwell, Quigley, Graham, Hatfield, Haven, Doolittle, Jasperson, Springer, Barrett.
Front row: Captain Donnel, Fishsr, Beall, Stonbralcer, Lingo, Romincs, R. Taylor, Turnor, Waqner,
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Cawelti, Gall, Alley, Cworlow, Hitchcock, Manaqer Crafts,
Stranq, LaBarthe, Pruett, Marks, Winslow, Beard. Third
row: Lewis, Oldinq, Weaver, Captain Mitchell, Hittle,
LeProhn, Te-el, Baker, Arndt, Morgan, Iohnson. Second
row: Rush, Enq, Vaughn, Parris, Lovitt, Harder, Paulson,
Pilqrim, Prewett, Platzek, Slentz. Front row: Miller, Beatty,
Wildharber, Tripp, Watts, LeGar, Crowley, Foster, Brandt,
Garratt, Simmons, McCormick.
BOTTOM PICTURE "B" CLASS TRACK TEAM: Back row:
Manaqer Brice, Turley, Wilder, Anderson, Wardrip,
McNutt, Cline, Shasteen, Coach Williainson. Third row:
Barber, Donaldson, Byers, Hamilton, Petersen, Conant,
Winslow, Cauffnian, H. I-Ioqan. Second row: Grimes, Sul-
livan, Wood, Gotcher, Lippert, Prescott, Colbert, Colbert,
I. Hogan. Front row: Captain Mason, Sanders, Rafferty,
Ferguson, Reagan, Beene, Forqie, Silcox, Dykes, Murray,
LEFT: Mason, "B" Class Captain.
RIGHT: Mitchell, "C" Class Captain.
LOWER CENTER: Donnel, "A" Class Captain,
March 7, , Lana Beach Relays
March 2l Paso Robles Meet
March 28 Bakersfield Relays
April ll to Tulare Relays
April I8 Delano,McFarland,TehachapiMeet
April 25 , Bakersfield Meet
May 2 . County Meet
May 9 Valley Meet
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Besides sponsoring such sports as football, basketball, track, baseball, tennis,
indoor, and boxing, Tait High offers an excellent all-around physical education
program. Students participate in athletics for health, and these activities are
exhibited each year in a gymnasium show presented on the football field.
This year's tennis teams, under Coaches Benerd and Lee, compared favor-
ably with any in the Valley. Although defeated by Hanford and Santa Barbara,
Taft vanquished Compton and Bakersfield: and in the County tournament Lynch
captured the boys' singles crown, while Gervais and Stigall won the boys' dou-
bles, and Lopey and Turley won the mixed doubles. Lynch also won the Valley
Baseball prospects were good during the past seasong and, although they
faltered at times, the Wildcats defeated such teams as Delano, Antelope Valley,
Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, and Bakersfield. The only weakness lay in the
hurling department, which was strengthened by moving Captain Endicott, star
centerfielder, to the mound. By defeating Bakersfield, Taft won the County title.
A new athletic tradition was begun when a Golden Gloves Boxing Tourna4
ment was held. An unusual amount of fistic talent was displayed, with the follow-
ing being awarded golden gloves: Simmons, flyweighty Murray, bantamweight:
Drake, featherweighty Wilder, lightweight: Morgan, welterweighty Loperena, mid-
dleweight: Willis, light heavyweightp and Snyder, heavyweight.
The indoor team, led by Captains Krigbaum and Hall was very successful,
winning from practically all opposition.
Boys who earn letters in athletics are eligible to become members of the Block
"T" Society, an organization which encourages interest in athletics. Block "T"
officers for the first semester were Gilbert Downs, president: Tom Kommers, vice-
president, and Bob Dykes, secretary-treasurer. Second semester officers were
Iim Willis, presidentg Dick Snyder, vice-president, and Gilbert Downs, secretary-
OPPOSITE PAGE-TOP ROW-UPPER LEFT: Turley, girls' tennis captain. LEFT CENTER-COACHES: Back row: Mac-
kersie, Hartrantt, Mullen, Watson. Front row: Johnston, Williamson, -Helma, Kienholz. R!GHT CENTER: A good old
game of horseshoesl UPPER RIGHT: Endicott, baseball captain.
FOURTH ROW-LEFT-BASEBALL SQUAD: Back row: B, Hawthorne, Hastings, Photen, Wirts, Black, Beck, McClellan.
Second row: Garrison, Dickson, Elmer Saulsbury, Swearengin, Callen, Appling, Rogers. Front row: Davis, R. Hawthorne
Bennett, Kurtz, Gregory, Rothwell, Shea. RIGHT: H. Hall and Krigbaum, indoor captains.
THIRD ROW-LEFT: Gym class in action. RIGHT-TENNIS TEAM: Back row: Dunn, Captain Lynch, Borgsdorf, Pen-
noyer, Gervais, Johnston, Stigall, Hayes, Coach Lee. Front row: Bush, Patterson, Hess, Captain Turley, Denton,
SECOND ROW-LEFT-BASEBALL SQUAD: Back row: Coach Mackersie, Lavelle, Grissom, Lynch, Smith, Wells, Whit-
ley, Coach Johnston. Second row: Earl Saulsbury, Curry, Evans, H. Johnson, Long, Scott, Simons, Murdock. Front
row: Crawford, Agee, D. Johnson, Ed Saulsbury, Nance, Stratton, Sunderland, Bilbey. RIGHT-GOLDEN GLOVES
CHAMPS: Back row: Morgan, Willis, Murray, Loperena, Front row: Simmons, Coach Williamson, Drake. tSnyder and
Wilder not in picture,l
BOTTOM ROW-LEFT: Lynch, boys' tennis captain. RIGHT: The brawny Block "T'ers." Back row: Snyder, Long, Blak-
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Lanter, L. Small, B. Small, Third row: Stonbraker, Downs, Doolittle, Endicott, Johnson, Murdock, Loperena, B. Camr-
ron, Barrett. Second row: Hogan, A. Cameron, Taylor, Lingo, Fisher, Mitchell, Watts, Krigbaum, Haynes. Front row:
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"All around outdoor girls" were the girls of Taft High as they eagerly partici-
ated in basketball, hockey, tennis, and the other sports offered by the capable
physical education instructors, Miss Bee Edwards, Head of the Girls' Physical
Education Departmentg Miss Gladys Benerdp and Miss Margaret Sweet. These
instructors taught the students the correct form and the fundamental shots of each
port and helped them to appreciate and attain skill in these various activities.
Bull's-eyes were not accidental for the youthful student archers nor were ringers
a matter of chance for those who excelled in horseshoe throwing. A nice dribble
down the field, a three-base hit, or a tennis smash executed with perfect timing
were the rewards of hard practice and gave a satisfied feeling of achievement to
To keep the girls from becoming too much like Amazons, tap and natural
dancing were offered. Those fairy nymphs who went tripping so lightly "over
the green" were really students in the natural dancing class. Tangos and Russian
folk dances were only a few of the routines that were interpreted by these grace-
ful dancers. A few members of the class danced at the Teachers' Institute held in
Bakersfield in November, while the whole class gave several numbers on Exhibit
Day in April. Those students who preferred the more lively dances were invited
to learn to tap. Some clever steps were taught the girls in rhythm dances and
sailor routines. These were also presented for the approval of the public on
By means of the sports and dancing practiced in the physical education
periods and in the after-school periods the students were able to build healthy
bodies and to become skillful in various recreations which could well be used to
fill their leisure time in the years to come.
OPPOSITE PAGE-The girls with their feet in the air are limbering up for the morning tap lesson
a getting a big kick out of it, too.
In the next picture it looks as though lean were going to sprout wings and fly away, but don't
e alarmedg it's only the tumbling class giving an exhibition.
Below these we find Martha Lee demonstrating one of those fancy smashes that whiz by, leaving
ou standing there wondering how that hole got in your racket.
Are the girls in the next picture playing Atlas? No! Oh, a basketball team.
In the picture next to them you see Miss Bee Edwards, Head of the Girls' Physical Education
Department, demonstrating the tricky intricacies of tapping.
In the picture at the left in the second row, Miss Gladys Benerd shows her class how to stop a
Next we have a candid camera shot of Miss Peggy Sweet, chatting with two girls. Note the gracel
That must be from teaching natural dancing.
In the picture in the lower left-hand corner you can almost "hear the beat of dancing feet."
Beside the tappers we have talented Virginia. Evidently this is one of the dances which is being
taught in the natural dancing classes now.
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Monthly assemblies of the Girls' League have been a source of pleasure to
every girl who attended them. Each of these meetings was started with a quick
but thorough discussion of the month's businessp then a short program was pre-
sented. A special motif for each assembly made these meetings more enjoyable.
The October one was in keeping with Halloween, and Santa Claus himself was
present at the Christmas program to give candy to the girls. New officers were
presented and installed in February, while amusing skits on etiquette provided
the entertainment for March. In April the girls saw a spring fashion show planned
by the faculty and girls of the home economics department.
The annual girls' Hi Iinx, as hilarious this year as ever before, carried out an
excellent "Grand Hotel" theme. Various skits were presented by the high school
and junior college girls: but the highlight of the evening was, as usual, the faculty
skit. Many different and amusing characters were portrayed by the girls. Hazel
jesse as Sherlock Holmes, the house detective, won first prize, after which wel-
come refreshments of ice cream and cookies were served.
During the week of Halloween the Girls' League sponsored Witches' Week.
The students bought tags which admitted them to various noon activities.
ln November the officers enjoyed a pleasant trip to the Girls' League conven-
tion at Visalia. By mingling with delegates from other San Ioaquin Valley
schools and participating in various discussions, the officers brought home many
ideas that will be helpful in planning the convention to be held here next year.
In March "Whistling in the Dark," a comedy mystery drama, was sponsored.
Due to each girl's enthusiasm and salesmanship the affair was a success.
This has been a busy year indeed for the Girls' League as its members helped
each other to build additions to their treasure houses of personality.
"This way, please," say the ushers as they
courteously direct the members of the audience
to their seats in the auditorium. The ushers are
sponsored by the Girls' League. In the back
row of the picture are leannette Brooks, Melba
Rogers, Margaret Pinkham, Gertrude Higgins
fhead usher, second sernesteri, Marion Walton,
Marion Moore, and Charlotte Tucker. ln the sec-
ond row are Louise Edmonds, Ieanne Casley,
Geraldine Casparis, Vola Reagan, and Madge
Rathburne. Those in the front row are Isabel
Dienstein, and Ruth Crawford. Patricia Keete
and Ruth Moore thead usher, first semesteri are
not in the picture.
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lesse, Bachelder, Simms. Front row: M. Vrrrnor, Foster.
LEFT: Mrs. Amy Peterson, advisor.
RIGHT: Hazel lossc-, president,
PRESIDENT .,,. . . IIAZEL IESSE
FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT LOREE DENTON
SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT ,, IVIAXINE VARNER
SECRETARY , ., ,,., GERALDINE BACI-IELDER
TREASURER , . .DELORES SIIVIMS
MUSIC DIRECTOR . , , VIVIAN POSTER
PRESIDENT , . , , HAZIII, IESSIL
FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT . . LOREE DENTON
SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT VIVIAN FOSTER
SECRETARY , , , GIIRALDINE BACHELDER
TREASURER , . . . I.IIC7II.LE VARNER
MUSIC DIRECTOR ., ,, VIVIAN FOSTER
October Z - Program Welcoming Freshmen
October 28431 -Witches' Week
I6 --Visalia Convention
flilection of Officers
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Good times? Oh, yes! A swimming party, a candy sale, a picnic convention
at Porterville, and a flower service were only a few of the highlights of the year
that the members of the various organizations of Taft High will remember, but
added to this list were the more serious activities which laid for each student a
true foundation in education and culture.
SPANISH CLUBAAppreciation of the Spanish-speaking people and countries was learned by
the members of the Spanish Club. The officers for the first semester were Annie Stewart, president:
Dorothea Noell, vice-president: Barbara Bartlett, secretary: La Veta Adams, treasurer: Harlan Iohn-
son reporter: and for the second semester, Wilma Hess, president: Barbara Bartlett, vice-president:
Dorothea Noell, secretary: La Veta Adams, treasurer: Annie Stewart, reporter. Miss Sarah Bailar
advised the club.
TOP PICTURE-SPANISH CLUB: Left to right: Reed, Noell, Hess, Pinkham, Balzar, Bartlett, Stewart, Adams, Nisbet.
LATIN CLUB-"Gaudeamus Igitur" sang the members of the Latin Club at the end of their meet-
ings, where they were represented by the president, Mildred McGee: the secretary, Edna Porter:
the treasurer, Vivian Hamilton: and the pianist, Anita Agee. Mr. W. D. Baker was the adviser.
FIFTH PICTURE-LATIN CLUB: Back row: Aqee, Edna Porter, Allbritton, Mr. W. D. Baker, Rogers, Howard, Hamil-
ton. Second row: Ethel Porter, Hayden, McGee, Lee, LeValley. Front row: Cook.
HI-Y-The promotion of high standards of character was the aim of the Hi-Y boys. They were
led in the first semester by Gilbert Downs, president: Art Macfarlane, vice-president: Paul Lynch,
secretary: loe Lynch, treasurer: Iohn Weaver, chaplain: and in the second semester by Art Macfar-
lane, president: Oscar Van Horn, vice-president: Paul Lynch, secretary: Tom Kommers, treasurer: and
Iimmie Iones, chaplain. Mr. Murl Dodson and Mr. D. S. Tones were the advisers.
FOURTH PICTURE-HI-Y: Back row: Graham, Fleharty, Lynch, MacKenzie, Johnston, Coombes, Van Horn, Fierro,
Stigall, D. Macfarlane. Second row: Mr, Murl Dodson, Klinge, Kornmers, Bell, Deakins, Waldner, Lynch, Moodie, A.
Macfarlane, Mr. D. S. Jones, Front row: Jones, Dunn, Boutwell, Cuthbertson, Ellett, Gotcher, Smith, Evans, Diefen-
derfer, Lutton, Freeman.
G. A. A.-Being hostess to six Valley schools at the annual spring G. A. A. play day held April
25 was a delightful experience for the G. A. A. members and their officers, who were, for the first
semester, Muriel Doughty, president: Gladys Kofahl, vice-president: Cozette Calbert, secretary: Illa
Hulse, treasurer: Afton Clark, sports manager: and for the second semester, Loree Denton, president:
Martha Lee Turley, vice-president: Gladys Kofahl, secretary: Louise Donnel, treasurer: and Cozette
Colbert, sports manager. Miss Gladys Benerd was the adviser.
THIRD PlCTURE-G. A. A. OFFICERS AND SWEATER AND LETTER CLUB: Back row: Meryle Rogers, Varner, Sherman,
Potter, Olson, Bartlett, Dawson, Peden, Brown, Sewell. Second row: Freeman, Connors, E. Clark, Rogers, Nightingale,
Hovis, Hess, Shatter, Reid. Front row: A. Clark, l. Hulse, Doughty, Turley, Denton, Kofahl, Donnel, Calbert, F. Hulse,
SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY-Seal Bearers of the Scholarship Society qualifying at the end of the
first semester were Eleanor Eng, Marion Walton, and Marilyn McFarland. lane Bush, Dorothy Gray,
and lohn Weaver are expected to qualify in Iune. The officers for the first semester were Marilyn
McFarland, president: Isabel Dienstein, vice-president: lane Bush, secretary-treasurer: and for the
second semester, Charles Stigall, president: Iohn Weaver, vice-president, and Lee Graham, secretary-
treasurer. Miss Mabel Myers was the adviser.
SECOND PICTURE-SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY: Back row: Miss Mabel Myers, M. Walton, Stirn, Lamb, J. Dykes,
Stigall, Weaver, Deakins, Crafts, Kornmers, T. Walton, L. Graham, Johnson, Williams, Dienstein. Second row: Rintoul,
Gray, Vineyard, Tucker, B. Kinnebrew, Keclcler, Witte, Reaves, Sewell, Rogers, Howard, Lee, Noell, Kliewer, Lundy.
Front row: Crawford, Eng, Bush, De Clue, Arndt, B. Graham, B, Jennings, McFarland, Butler, Foster, V. Kinnebrew,
Silcox, Hunter. lMembers not in picture: Bramharn, E. Jennings, Turner.l
GIRL RESERVES-A triangle in a circle standing for the friendship of the girls of all nations is the
symbol of the newly-organized Girl Reserves, The officers for the first semester were Ina Mae Cleve-
land, president: Peggy Appling, vice-president: Nancy Henderson, secretary: Norah Nightingale,
treasurer: and for the second semester, lane Coffee, president: Ruby Scott, vice-president: La Vonne
McKenzie, secretary: and Theda McNatt, treasurer. Miss Marion Darling and Miss Florence Sandifur
were the advisers.
BOTTOM PICTURE-GIRL RESERVES: Back row: Smith, Miss Florence Sandifur, Edwards, Blue, Appling, Witte, Cleve-
land, Stirn, Peahl, Meyer, Nightingale, Robertson, Bacon, Mullens, Miss Marion Darlinq. Third row: Blair, Hart, Sontaq,
KU. Wallace, Tinker, Pell, Puryear, Boyd, M. Wallace, Madson,- Phillies, Nicholson, Schmitt. Second row: Blackwell,
Piclrrell, Ambern, Gamby, Coffee, Davis, Carlisle, McNatt, Dana, Wilson, Patterson, Letlow, Stewart, Antongiovarini.
Front row: Kielman, Curry, Nichols, Finley, Nunes, Schwab, Henderson, Puryear, Scott, McKenzie, Ike, Shelton,
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D E R R I C K
With "Building" as its theme the 1936 "Derrick" is presented. lust as the
school is building with the idea of the future in mind, so the staff made this book
with the idea of putting into permanent form some of your memories of the past
As the constructors work, carefully laying the foundation and building piece
by piece, so the entire staff have worked together, building this book. Only with
their whole-hearted co-operation was it possible to carry out the theme.
To Mrs. Louise Lambert Stewart, faculty advisory committee chairman, who
cheerfully smoothed out the many difficulties encountered: to Miss Alma Stein-
inger, adviser of the art staff: to Mr. M. D. Bejach, photography adviser: and to
Mr. R. H. Scott, chief accountant, the staff wish to express their sincerest apprecia-
tion. The staff also wish to thank Miss lean Pollard and her typing students:
Mr. T. H. Ellsworth, of the Graphic Arts Photo Engraving Company: and Mr. F. A.
Knapp, of Lederer, Street and Zeus.
OPPOSITE PAGE TOP "DERRICK" "HEADS": Bob LeProhn, Assistant Business Manager: Marian
Whitwell, Art Editor: lane Bush, Copy Editor: Marilyn McFarland, Senior Editor: Ala Mae Trott, Pic-
ture Editor: Loree Denton, Advertising Manager: Iohn Crafts, Donor Manager. Second row: Delbert
Boutwell, Sports Editor: Frank Stockman, Poster Manager: Frieda Pierce, Dramatics Editor: Isabel
Dienstein, Senior Editor: Oleta Iones, Donor Manager: Meryle Rogers, Assistant Editor: Iohn Weaver,
Sales Manager. Bottom row: Melba Rogers, Secretary: Oma Louise Dear, Exchange Editor: Bob Loper-
ena, Picture Editor: Harriet Shelburne, Secretary: Dorothy Sewell, Assistant Editor: Eleanor Eng,
CENTER LEFT: Forrest Moodie, Business Manager.
UPPER GROUP PICTUREi"DERRICK" SALESMEN: Back row: Cameron, Bacon, Killian, Wesson,
Reagan, L. Hunter. Front row: Clark, D. Rumbaugh, Cawelti, I, Rumbaugh, McKee. tKillian, Le Prohn,
and I. Rumbaugh were winners of the sales contest.l
LOWER GROUP PICTURE- "DERRICK" ASSISTANTS: Back row: Vineyard, Assistant Art Editor:
Casparis, Assistant Copy Editor: Elliott, Assistant Poster Manager: Patterson, Assistant Senior Editor:
Wright, Assistant Art Editor. Front row: Loperena, Assistant Art Editor: Tucker, Assistant Copy
Editor. Clones, Assistant Advertising Manager and Klinge, Assistant Sales Manager, not in picture.l
CENTER RIGHT: Patricia Arndt, Editor.
BOTTOM ROW'--"DERRlCK" FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Mr. M. D. Beiach, Photography
Adviser: Miss Alma Steininger, Art Adviser: Mrs. D. I. Stewart, Chairman of Advisers: Mr. R. H.
Scott, Chief Accountant.
"DERRlCK" COMMITTEES--Back row: Skeen, P. Potter, Laytield, Wright, Johnston, Denton,
Bartlett, Rhine, Rennets, Druliard, Eidson, Allison, Stephens. Front row: Hunter, Scott, Kiltian,
Schumaker, Jesse, D. Arndt, Douglas, Wodars, Fox, Westfall, Betty Fedewa, Barbara Fedewa.
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With the printer's ink scarcely dry on the latest edition, "Gushers" were dis-
tributed every other Wednesday on the steps of the gymnasium by the members
of the journalism class and club. To those students who possessed a student card,
the papers were issued free, but to the rest of the students, a small fee of five cents
No sooner had the editorial staff
completed work on one edition than
they began work on another. First
came assignment day, and reporters
were sent out to bring in all possible
stories-the date of the coming school
play, the winning of the last ball
game, and even the latest gossip.
These write-ups were corrected and
sent to the linotype after which galley
proofreaders were set to work correct-
ing. The long strips of printed stories
were then cut and fitted into an old
paper, known as the dummy. After
this the dummy was turned over to the
printer, and the latest edition of the
"Crusher" was ready to be printed. To
George Monson, Ierry La Marsna,
Bill Hanawalt, and Mr. Fred Baumgar-
ten go the credit for making up the
paper, and together with the printer,
the credit for building the news articles
into a full-fledged newspaper.
Since no edition of the "Gusher"
could go to press unless there were
enough ads to eliminate any financial
difficulty, the business staff had im-
portant work to do. Ads had to be se-
cured regularly, and only by the fine
co-operation of the business men of
Taft could the bi-monthly publication
of the "Gusher" have been possible.
Bills for advertisements were made
out and sent to the advertisers at the
end of each month. On the day the
paper was issued, a well-organized
circulation crew worked hard, keep-
ing an accurate account of how many
papers are given out. On special oc-
casions extra papers were printed
and given to guests visiting the high
school and junior college. Much credit
should be given to Harlan lohnson
and to Bill Baker, the business and ad-
vertising managers respectively, who
succeeded in making the "Gusher"
pay for itself.
Through the "Gusher" the school was kept well informed about the social and
the athletic activities of the school. Nice spicy scandal was provided the students
under the headings of "Ioe lacee," "The Phantom," and "Ye Olde Dirte." The
"Book Shelf" and some good editorials were a few of the other write-ups that
helped build an interested public for the "Gusher."
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lsinn, Townsenti, Lave, Hall, Haalei, Williaiiis. Second
row: McGinley, Krolin, Sturdevant, Foster, Harrison, Den-
nis. Frnnt row: Clark, Baker, LaMt1rsna, Mr. F. l. Baum-
qcntnn, Munson, Cullen.
BOTTOM, LEFT 'GUSHEBH STAFF: Back low: Lutton,
LaMai'sna, lolinson, MI. F. l. Bauinqaiten, Monson, Wilder.
Front low: Hauler, Kiohn, Patterson, Wriqlit.
BOTTOM, RIGHT Mr. F. I. Bauinaaiten and staff discuss
tht' -'niiont issue ot the l'CFlt1SllOI1H
Lois Foster, lerry LaMarsna, Ruby Sturde-
vant, Christine Stock, lohn Barnard, Mary
Dennis, Evalyn Ballaah, Loraine Paulsen,
Ruth Hixon, Dave Wilder, Necia Wriaht, Paul
Fierro, lean McGinley, Lee Clark, Betty Town-
send, Mildred Foster, Alene Hall, Helen Harri-
son, Blanche Porter, Madae Bathbern, Phyllis
Bennels, lane Love, Lottie Willianis, Goldine
Shtirley, lacauie Qliver, Bill Talniaqe.
Editor-in-Chief , , Ed Bosticlc
Copy Editor, , , ,Georqe Monson
Feature Editor , Marie Patterson
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Business Manaqer T Harlan lohnson
lunior Colleae Editors, I Ruth Hixon
High School Sports Editorsl DGV9 LUHON
Assistant Sports Editor lerry LaMarsna
lunior Colleqe 8 Bill Hanawalt
Sports Editors lClarence Hutchinson
COll1IU1'1iSl ,, Dave Lutton
News Editor, , , Mary Kfghn
Advertising Manager Bill Baker
Art Editor , Betty Wriqlit
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ln the dramatics season of l935-l936 the curtains parted first on that well-
known play, "The Royal Family," written by George S. Kaufman and Edna
Ferber. Mr. Pt. A. Borell, assisted by Miss Mary Owens, directed this and the
other plays of the yearg and Miss Alma Steininger was the art director.
"The Royal Family," a three-act comedy depicting an eccentric family of
peramental Broadway actors, is a difficult play for amateurs to produce. But
he actors gave excellent characterizations, and the setting made by the stage-
craft class helped to create an atmosphere of confusion and theatrical elegance.
"Three-Cornered Moon," written by Gertrude Tonkonogy, was the second
three-act play of the year. The cast succeeded in creating a delicate atmosphere
of playful nonsense. Such instances as losing the family fortune and planning a
double suicide were viewed with an unusual nonchalance. These were all typi-
cal attitudes of a family known as the "crazy Rimplegarsf'
Among the many one-act plays produced was "War to End War," a radio skit
with which Taft High School represented drama in the San Ioaquin Valley for the
California Teachers' Association's educational program over station KMI.
"Growing Pains," another three-act play, was started as a summer project
and then taken over by Alva Gregory, who directed and produced it-a complete
"THE ROYAL FAMILY" "THREE-CORNERED MOON"
Della ....... .
Herbert Dean .....,.. .............. I ohn Crafts
Kitty Dean .......,...... ........ G eraldine Lewis
Gwen ..................,....... .,.,..,... I esslyn Peahl
Perry Stewart .............. ........, A lva Gregory
Fanny Cavendish ........ .....,.. F rieda Pierce
Oscar Wolfe .....,...,.,. ..,.,i,,, I ames Stewart
Iulie Cavendish ..,.,.,.,,,... ,,,,.,.,
Anthony Cavendish ....... ..,,...... I im Patterson
Gilbert Marshall, ....,.,., .,.. A
Kenneth Rimpleqar ,,.,..... ........ A lva Gregory
Ed Rimplegar ..,..,...,,.
Elizabeth Rirnpleqar ........ .......
Mrs. Rimplegar .....
Iennie, the maid ......
Donald .....,...,...... ,.
Glmqa ------------------------ ---------- V GFUOH Guess Allan Stevens ......... .,.Iohn Weaver
Miss Peake ............. ....,...... B ecrtrice Lutton
Chauffeur .,,.., .. .... ....,. G ordon McMillan Kitty... ..... ., ...... Geraldine Casparis
UPPER LEFT: Scene from "Growing Pains," with Dick Skeen, Gerry Casparis, Louise Edmonds on floor, and Willie
Steen. "Willie wants a gun." I
UPPER'RIG-HT: "Sherrie on Mrs. Rimplegarf' says Forrest Moodie, in "Three-Cornered Moon." Others are Gerry
Casparis on davenport, John Doss on stairs, and Annie Stewart.
CENTER LEFT TOP: Mr, R. A. Borell, Director of Dramatics,
CENTER LEFT BOTTOM: Frieda Pierce, as Fanny Cavendish, tells her daughter, Margaret Lovitt, and her grand-
daughter, Jesslyn Peahl, "Marriage isn't a careerg it's an incident."
CEFIZER RIGHT: Jim Patterson and Phil Munding in the fencing scene from "The Royal Family." Norris Clark stands
wa c Ing.
LOWER LEFT: Family scene from "Three-Cornered Moon."
LOWER'Rl6-VHT: Meryle Rogers and John Doss plan the suicide in "Three Cornered Moon.'
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The scene shifts, and there appears a dark old house, the setting for the play,
"Whistling in the Dark," written by Lawrence Gross and Edward Childs Carpen-
ter. The actors succeeded in keeping the sinister effect of this play through the
excellent characterizations of the young novelist and his financee, who are held
captive by a gang of "tough mugs."
A pair of missing false teeth set the plot for the next three-act play of the sea-
son, "Billy," by George Cameron, which was chosen for the Senior Class play
and was directed by Miss Mary Owens.
Amid applause the curtain falls on the final presentation of the year, "Neigh-
bours," which was presented at the Fox Hippodrome Theater. It was with this
one-act play by Zona Gale that the dramatics department won the Senior High
School One-Act Play Tournament held at the Pasadena Community Playhouse.
The competitors in this contest were the winners of preliminary tournaments held
in the various sections of California, south of the Bay district. Much credit should
be given to the following members of the cast for winning highest honors: Frieda
Pierce, Geraldine Lewis, Iirnrnie Crossan, Geraldine Casparis, Dorothy Erickson,
Dick Skeen, Hazel Tesse, and Meryle Rogers. An honorary society, The Drama
Tournament Players, was organized at the end of the year by this cast.
HWHISTLING IN THE DARK"
Hilda ............................................... Margaret Lovitt
I Billy Hargrove ,................................... Norris Clark
IO? Sulvaiore """"" """""' I 'Dust iskeen Alice Hargrove ........ ......,.. G eraldine Lewis
Shm Scan on """ 1 A"""' A"""k' I lm G lemon Iohn Hargrove ..,..... ........ C harles Stigall
Herman Lefkowitz ........ .,..... A lva Gregory M H F B, d
Charlie Shaw ............. ........ L exie Lynch rs' mqmve 'A"""' """"' ences. lr
Jacob Dmonw-W 'mm--John Crafts Mrs. Sloane .........., ........ F' rieda Pierce
The Cossack ......., ........ B ill Hanawalt Sem Eusmce "-4""' ---"t'-'- L ee Graham
Benny ....-l.','A--,Y,'.-. nuuhhhhyh I immie CI-osscn Beatrice Sloane ....... .,....,.. P atricia Slater
Wallace Porter ....... ....... T ames Stewart Doclof '---'-'- 4----'- '-'-- -----'-- D W U Yne Kllnge
Toby Van Buren ........ ,........ H azel Iesse BOCITSWGTH ....... ....... T Ohh Weaver
Cap O'Rourke ,........ .............. N ile Baker Sailor ,...--..---- A -,.,---- Forfest Moodie
Police Sergeant ......... ........ D wayne Klinge Steward ---.--- ------.------t,t-- I im Tones
Operator .........,..,...... ......... D orothy Halliday Stewardess ..... Betty MacKenzie
OPPOSITE PAGE-UPPER LEFT: Miss Alma Steininger, art director, and Miss Mary Owens, assistant to dramatics
UPPER RIGHT: John Crafts, as Dillon, threatens Jim Stewart, the young novelist in "Whistling in the Dark," with
death unless he plans a perfect murder.
TOP CENTER LEFT: Hazel Jesse and Jim Stewart in "Whistling in the Dark."
TOP CENTER RIGHT: Hazel Jesse, Geraldine Lewis, and Dick Skeen-some ot "The Neighbours"-in an argument.
BOTTOM CENTER LEFT: The entire cast of "The Neighbours," winners of the Pasadena Tournament.
BOTTOM CENTER RIGHT: Frieda Pierce gives Gerry Casparis sorne sound advice in "The Neighbours."
BOTTOM: Scene from "Billy," the Senior Class play.
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White walls of a new music building, thrown into bold relief against the slop-
ing brown hills, form the background for colorful snatches of melody from the
band, orchestra, and glee clubs. The success of these groups is due largely to
Mr. iulius Lang and to Mr. Donald S. lones, their directors.
The band, displaying trim new uniforms which received their first "once-over"
at the concert held at the Hippodrome Theater, provided stirring accompaniment
for football games and for parades in Taft and in Bakersfield. Among the other
outstanding events in which the band took part were the Kern County Music Fes-
tival at Wasco, the dedication of the Buttonwillow Road, concerts on the U. S. C.
campus and at Tupman, and a special broadcast from WGXAI.
The orchestra presented specially arranged selections for all of the schocl
plays and the operetta and its yearly concert at Tupman. A special ensemble
composed of Genevieve Hoffman, lune Rumbaugh, William Steen, Iohn Murray,
Robert Preston, Christine Lang, Iulius Land, lr., and Vivian Foster, played for
many civic programs. During the illness of Mr. Lang in the last quarter, Mr. E. P.
Whitlock substituted as director for the band and the orchestra.
The glee clubs, directed by Mr. Donald S. lones and accompanied by Marvel
Hopkins and Theodore Walton, presented many programs during 1936. On
April 24 the Girls' Glee Club presented a half-hour concert over KFI. During
the second semester a freshman chorus was organized and directed by Mr.
lones. The combined glee clubs also took part in the Kern County Music Festival.
The music season was successfully brought to a close by a premiere presenta-
tion by the music and dramatics departments of the collegiate operetta, "Open
House," with Mr. Iones as general director.
CAST OF "OPEN HOUSE"
by Oscar Rasbach and Ruth Land
The Music Lesson - Mr.
lulius Lang, director of the
band and of the orchestra,
teaches Genevieve Hoffman
how to play a difficult selec-
tion on the clarinet.
Dick de Soto
K 'th Th
Chorus of students, cow
. Lee Clark
boys, and negro
UPPER LEFT GIRLS' GLEE: Back row: Mr. D, S. lanes
lDirectorl, Bartlett CSeCretary ll, Sill, Patterson, Scott, Erick-
son, Brown, Dawson, Dixon, Hart. Third row: Shelburne
Paulsen tSecretary Ill, Graharn tManaqer' ll, Cruzan, Fos-
ter lManaqer Ill, Eidson, Rector, Lewis tTreasurer l, Vice-
President Ill, Snyder, Second row: Elder, Macaulay, Mc-
Kenzie, Lee, Gray, Rule, Lippert, Connors, Front row:
lohnson, Reagan, Greqory, Sunderland, Casley, Shatter,
Blackwell, Cullins. Not in picture: Cannock tPresident ll.
Harrison lVice,President l, President Ill, Slater tTreasurei
UPPER CENTER: Rehearsal ot the operetta, "Open House'
UPPER LEFT: Entrance to the Music Building.
CENTER LEFT: Rehearsal ot the operetta, "Open House."
CENTER RIGHT BAND, Ml. lulius Lanq, Director.
LOWER LEFT -ORCHESTRA: Back row: I. Lana, Hessick,
Foster, Mr. lulius Lang tDirectorJ, Preston. Third row:
Lazar, Brownfield, C. Lana, Alley. Second row: lohnston.
Lowell, Williamson, Garnby. Front row: Wallen, Ruin-
loauqh, Steen, Townsend.
LOWER CENTER BOYS' GLEE: Back row: Mr. D. S. lones
tDirectorl, Roberts, Klinqe, Clark tLibrary Manaqerl, Wal-
ton lPreside-ntl, Childs tSecretary-Treasurerl. Second row:
Sather, Sloan tVice-Presidentl, Gregory, Fisher, Frank,
Doolittle. Front row: McCormick, Carneron, McAllister,
LOWER RIGHT: Mr. D. S. lones directs the Freshman
Altos: Brownfield, Gervais, M cnrn 3 an,
Baritones: Clark, Scfhniitt.
Bass Horns: Brown, Chriistiarr, Wilson.
Bassoon: l. Lana,
Clarinets: Roler,ack, Cleveland, Conner, B. Distglrler
Duntsch, G. Edina, Hopkins, C. Lana, V. Love, Mac
tarlane, McCorni1ck, McFarland, Moodle, Sclirnirlt.
Drurns: B. Deakins, Diflenbauqli, Ferguson. Hillis, Plaskett
French Horn: H. Edina.
Saxophones: Hobbs, lacobus, Kornrnvrs, Parris, Parkinson
Sullivan, Turner, Voice.
Trornhones: l. Deakins, Donaldson, Emi, Lynt-lr, McGuire
B. Reed, Sorter.
Trumpets: Cameron, C. Discliler, Hauler, l,eGar, Irrn Mur
ray, John Murray, Preston, M. Reed.
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C R E N S l C S
Those flushed, excited people who issue into the corridor from Room l9, ges-
ticulating wildly and arguing earnestly among themselves, are only orators and
debaters finishing discussions started in the public-speaking classes under the
guidance of the forensic coach, Mr. Ernest Mclnnes.
Informal discussion has been the emphasized type of forensic activity this
year. A friendly attitude toward opponents has been maintained, for both sides
of every question have been considered. ln this Way a decision is reached With-
out the old-time aggressive feeling.
Non-decision debates have been a feature of this type of activity. Shafter,
representing the Sierra League, and Bakersfield, of the Kern County League, were
opponents of Taft in such debates.
Much of the preparation for contest work has been done through the regular
public-speaking classes, and many programs for school assemblies and for civic
events have been prepared and presented. Delbert Boutwell, Lee Graham, and
Geraldine Casparis were the student speakers at the Armistice Day celebration
of the American Legion. Radio speaking, which is the popular form of speaking
today, was also developed in the speech classes. The "mike" was in great de-
mand and proved to be a help in speaking before an audience. A playlet was
presented by the club members for general assembly, and the Forensic Club has
also provided speakers for advertising various school activities.
ln forensic contests Lee Graham was high-point man. He Won the Kern
County Oratorical Championship and took second place in the Valley contest.
In the extemporaneous contests he Won first place in Kern County, second place
in the San Ioaquin Valley, second place in the State contest at the University of
Redlands, and entered the national contest at Oklahoma City.
Lee," says Coach
Mclnnes, as he pre-
sentsthe Kern County
pionship cup to Lee
TOP PICTURE FORENSIC SOCIETY: Back row: Grahani,
Crossan, Bell. Third row: Hawthorne, Gray, MacKenzie,
Boutwell. Second row: Mr. Ernest Mclnnes, lesse, Rogers,
Weaver. Front row: Tucker, Dykes, Reagan, Casparis.
LEFT: Forensic Coach Ernest Mclnnes.
RIGHT: Herbert Bell acts as chairman
FORENSIC SOCIETY OFFICERS
Treasurer ,,.,...A.., ,
Adviser: C C
. ,e,,,, Bob LeProhn
Mr. Ernest Mclnnes
National Forensic League Convention
Number of Contestants cc .. 750
Number of States Represented, , , . , 33
Place: ,Classen High School, Oklahoma City,
Date ,,,,,, ,,,, , ,, ,, ,, May 4-8, 1936
Types ot Speaking: Extemporaneous
Taft Representative., .,,,, , Lee Graham
Sponsors of the Trip:
Kern County Chamber ot Commerce
Taft Chamber of Commerce
High School Student Body
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Metal craft. Not content with driving the Indians away from their happy hunt-
ing grounds, these rapacious palefaces have to muscle in on the ancient Indian
craft of metal-work, too. Chiselers!
A lecture on "line". Wipe those grins off your faces, children. Iust wait until
you try to draw something that doesn't look like a cross between a scarecrow and
a gargoyle. You won't feel like laughing then. N. B.-Look at Barbara's classic
A demonstration in a first-aid class? Nope, it's the real thing. Frances fell
over her foot and had to join the ranks of the invalids on crutches that fairly
swarmed over the campus this year. The lady doing such an efficient job of
bandaging is Miss Weersing, the school nurse.
And this, boys and girls, is the place where the office training classes spend
hours and hours in making the play programs, special bulletins, and other an-
nouncements which you so blithely tear up and throw away not two seconds
after your teacher hands them to you. Tskl Tsk! Aren't you ashamed and
astonished at your lack of appreciation?
"Ready, typeI" and these reckless typists are off, shooting for the world's
record, no doubt. They don't look very perky, though. Maybe Miss Pollard
should have given them a pep talk before they started. Or maybe she did, and
that is what is wrong.
This is the sewing class, where the girls spend half of their time in sewing
seams and then spend the other half in ripping them out again. Ho hum! The
futility of lifel
Ala Mae is merely trying to keep up with the signs of the times.
With the modern girls going in for surveying, engineering, and aviation, the
boys decided something had to be done about it. And this is the result. They
have already learned to boil water without scorching it. Next, they are going to
try something really hard-like making toast. Then not one of them will ever
need to say, "lf you could only cook! "
The library always wears such an air of studious endeavor that most of our
lads and lassies ordinarily get brain fag by just looking through the door at the
rows and rows of books. However, it is very different when they get a tough
reference assignment in history. Then they practically come in droves to get
Mrs. "Pete" to help them.
"He loves meg he loves me not: he loves me-." What's that, Miss Atwood?
It isn't a daisy, it's a Vinca rosea, sometimes called Madagascar periwinkle?
Oh, well, that's all right. No one but a biology shark would know the difference,
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The Hi-Y boys made a trip to Big Pines and brought back this picture of Iohn
and Forrest to prove it.
'N bg . The intelligentsia at lunch when Taft entertained the C. S. F. Convention.
X Oh, it's Hazel dancing at la Hawaii at the dramatics party. Aloha!
Ahal This must be an after-the-noon-movie exodus-otherwise there would
Fry be a bit more haste to get to the cafeteria. Elementary, my dear Watson.
fy Uh X And on my left, friends, you see the one and only Aubrey. Frieda Pierce in
'- ' he Royal Family."
Y , hat a boon these make-up artists will be to future detective bureaus. Why,
f , ould disguise themselves as clothes hampers or some such thing and solve
If cases in no time at all.
"lust an old-fashioned girl" in her flannel nightgown. Hazel is reciting " 'Twas
X the Night Before Christmas" for a school program.
N The thundering herd, or in other words, just the usual noon crush.
QQ ir Naughty, naughty, mustn't try to climb over fences or the big, bad safety man
E Q tg will get you. Student Officer Committee: Nile Baker, Eugene Carden, Andrew
Q X was ' Fluhrer, Orley Hammon, Roger Glendening, Paul Vergon, Iames Diffenbaugh,
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Burdette Dischler, Everett Schmitt, Charles Simons, Irwin Smith, Robert Town-
send, Lionel Carney, Oliver Tribe, Iimmy Iones.
Could it be the spring or something that makes our Taft High maidens practice
We didn't know a ladder for the photographer to take pictures from would
need so many attendants to help it on its way. Of course, the boys may be getting
out of study hall, in which case-
Example of patience. Waiting for the noon bell to release them.
Are our eyes deceiving us? A lighthouse? In Taft? Ha, ha, we knew it was
in the fish pond all the time. We just wanted to see if you knew.
Miss Steininger working on the little figures for the "Derrick" division pages.
From her expression, we judge that she has just sprung one of her famous puns.
Shl This is a shot of the "Derrick" Editor in action.
Dick Skeen, Evelyn Fritts, and Nile Baker in "Managers," one-act play given
at the party for the school employees.
Gazing down on the unsuspecting audience at the noon movie.
Snapped at the party given for Mr. Borell and Miss Owens.
Mr. Borell doing his bit in planting the "royalty tree" for Zona Gale's play,
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Cn turnina the paaes oi
the history oi the past two
semesters one sees that the
Tait Iunior Colleae has had
a successful year. The high
standard ot scholarship
recognized by State uni-
versties has been main-
have been won on the ath-
letic field, laurels have
been brought back to the
junior colleae by debate
tearns and play casts.
Whether on the athletic
lield, in the class rooms,
or in the auditorium tor
assemblies, plays, or de-
bates, the students have
entered into the spirit ot
thc occasionq tor Tait Iunior
Colleae offers an interest-
ing social calendar and
an excellent proararn oi
Whether a student plans
to ccntinue his education
in a university or wishes
to terrninate his iormal ed-
ucation at araduation from
junior colleqe, he will Iind
a proqrani to suit his needs.
Each year new courses are
added, keepina pace with
the qrowinq student body
and its needs and interests.
Tait Iunior Colleae is ine
deed proaressinq in every
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The Student Council is made up of the officers of the Associated Student Body.
It was created for the purpose of formulating laws and plans for the students as
a whole. At regular meetings the council members discuss the programs and
plans which have been submitted to them. After each suggestion has been care-
fully considered, it is put into as finished a form as possible. Then it is ready to
be presented to the students themselves.
During the first semester of the In turning back the pages of history
school year 1935-36 it was my privi-
lege to serve the Taft Iunior College
as president of the Associated Student
Body. As I review the events taking
place during those few months, the
success of the Student Council be-
comes apparent. An energetic broad-
minded council plus a co-operative
student body is a combination difficult
Since the Student Council is merely
a part of the Student Body, its success
or failure depends upon the attitude
of the students who choose its mem-
bers from their ranks. For their whole-
hearted interest and co-operation, I
sincerely thank the Student Body and
council. They made my term in office
a very enjoyable one.
we find that it has always been the
goal of the junior colleges of Cali-
fornia to promote a feeling of good
will and co-operation among the dif-
ferent schools, both in scholarship
and on the athletic field. Taft Iunior
College has always taken an enthusi-
astic part in the activities of the junior
colleges of its region.
This year one hundred students and
twenty-eight faculty members went as
delegates to the ninth annual conven-
tion of the Central California Iunior
College Association, which was held
at Visalia on March 28.
I sincerely thank the administra-
tion, the Student Body, and the Stu-
dent Council for the interest which
made this successful year possible.
The Student Body holds semi-monthly business meetings. At these times the
president introduces to the assembled students all the plans and programs which
have been formulated in the council sessions. Open-floor discussion is held
upon each one, and every debatable point is settled as nearly as may be done.
Finally, the motion is put to a vote, to be carried or lost. The business of the
junior college assembly is finished.
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Rightf -Gibson, I. Macfarlane, Graham, Bach-
elder, Bostick, Lawson, A. Mactarlane, Snyder.
BOTTOM --'- ASECOND SEMESTER COUNCIL:
Lett to Right- Keene, Edmonds, Graham, A,
Iohnson, I. Williams, Lawson, H. Brown,
LEFT-elerry Williams, Second Semester A. S.
RIGHTf'Ed Bosticlc, First Semester A. S. B.
OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENT
President ......... .........,.. ........,,..,.,,,,,...,. E d Bogtick
Vice-President ......... ......... V irginia Bachelder
SGCFGTCITY .............. ......... F rances Lawson
Treasurer ............,,.,,..., ,,,,..,,, , ,Bob Snyder
Business Manager ...,..., ,...,,...,,.,,,, I oo Gibson
Athletic Manager ...... ....,,,,., G ordon Graham
Social Chairman. ....... ..... ,Art Mactarlane
President .............................,. ..,... I erry Williams
Vice-President ........ ,,,, Adoll Iohngon
Secretary .....,........ ., .. .. .Frances Lawson
Treasurer ..................... , Orna Vornor
Business Manager.. ..... . . ..Worth Keene
Athletic Manager ...... . ,. .. Harold Brown
Social Chairman... . Marie Edmonds
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A summer garden with roses, a patio filled with lovely girls in frilly spring
forrnals and handsome boys in flannels, dancing to enticing music, made the last
May Prom a pleasant memory, which caused the graduates to be sorry to leave
their Alma Mater even though they were anticipating happy futures.
VIRGINIA BACHELDER ELEANOR MARIE IEANS
Secretary W. A. A. '35, '36, A. S. B. Vice,
President '35, '36, Alpha Gamma Sigma '34,
'35, '36, Treasurer '36, "Smith Family" '35,
Football '34, '35, Track '34, '35, Beta Phi
Gamma '34, '35, Vice-President '35, 36, Key
Club '35, '36, Hi-Y '35, '36, Maroon T '34,
'35, Alpha Gamma Sigma '35, A. M. S. Sec'
retary-Treasurer '34, Business Manager '35,
A. S. B. President '35, Editor "Gusher" '34,
'35, I. C. Editor '34, Make-up Editor '34.
ARCI-IIE F. BROWN
HAROLD A. BROWN
Football Manager '33, Yell Leader '34, '35,
Key Club '36, Maroon T '34, '35, '36, Vice-
President '35, Phi Rho Pi '36, A. S. B. Ath-
letic Manager '36, Debate '36.
CHURCHILL I. CAMPBELL
Baseball '35, '36.
FRANKIE ELIZABETH CRAWFORD
MARTHA IANE DALE
Tennis '34, '35, Golf '34, '35, Decathlon '35,
Free-Throw Champion '35.
Basketball '35, Hockey '35, Speedball '36,
W. A. A. '35, '36, A. S. B. Social Chairman
'36, Copy Editor I. C. "Derrick" '35, '36,
Beta Phi Gamma '36.
Basketball '34, '35, Hockey '34, '35, Tennis
'34, Baseball '35, '36, Speedball '35, '36, I.
C. Mixed Chorus '35, W. A. A. '34, '35, '36,
Secretary '36, Beta Phi Gamma '35, '36,
President '36, A. S. B. Vice-President '34,
Assistant Editor I. C. "Derrick" '34, Editor
ROBERT SAM IENKINS
Football '33, '35, Track '33, '34, Maroon T,
ARTHUR K. MACFARLANE
Track '35, '36, Cross-Country Team '34, '35:
Key Club '36, Hi-Y '36, President '36, Band
'35, '36, Orchestra '35, I. C. Mixed Chorus
'36, A. S. B. Social Chairman '35, "Derrick"
DONALD B. MACFARLANE, IR.
Track '35, I-Ii-Y '35, '36, I. C. Mixed Chorus
'35, '36, A. M. S. Secretary-Treasurer '35,
Basketball '34, '35, Hockey '34, '35, Varsity
'34, Speedball '35, '36, Captain '36, Indoor
'35, '36, Tennis '35, '36, W. A. A. '34, '35,
'36, Secretary '35, I. C. Mixed Chorus '35,
'36, Treasurer '35, A. W. S. President '35,
"Smith Family" '35, '36, "Derrick" Staff '35,
'36, Beta Phi Gamma '36.
ROBERT C. MARSHALL
Gamma '36, A. M. S. Business Manager '35,
Sales Staff I. C. "Derrick" '34, '35, Sales
Manager '35, '36.
PEARL LEWIS GREEN
I. DELTON GREER
Bakersfield Iunior College '35, A. S. B. Play IOSEPHINE FRANCES MCINTYRE
CARL E. MONSON
FLORENCE ALICE HAMLIN
VIRGINIA PYE HILL
A. W. S. Secretary '35.
Mixed Chorus '35, '36, Beta Phi Gamma '35,
'36, Secretary '36, "Smith Family" '35, '36,
A. W. S. Treasurer '36, Sales Manager I. C.
"Derrick" '34, '35, '36.
Top row: Baclteltlcr
Crawford. Flfllv row
Dale, Eastman, Ed
Hamlin, Fourth row
Hill, Hogan, Jeans
Jenkins, Lott, Lynch
Third rowt A. Mac
larlane, D. Maclar
lane, J. Maclarlane
Bottom row: Snyder
roy, Varls, Whltwill
WALTER T. NlEBEL
Yell Loader '35
LELA E. PALMER
' FREDA WEGIS RUSH
Basketball '35, Hockey '36, W. A. A. 'Sip'
PHYLLIS ELAINE SEGELHORST
Fullerton lurrior College '34, Basketball '
Captain '35, Hockey '35, Speedball '36,
A. A. '35, A. W. S. President '35
ROBERT E. SNYDER
Basketball '35, '36, Track '35, Key Club '35,
A. S. B. Treasurer '35.
CHARLES LEONARD STA RBUCK
Gall 35, Lapiant 35, Clue Club '84, lvlUSl'
dent '34, Delaatirtq R4.
EVA MARGARET STITES
I. C. Mixed Chorus 'HIL
PORTER C. TORREY
Track '34, '35, Basel1all'.56.
ROBERT M. VORlS
Golf '35, '36, Phi Rho P1 '36, l. C. Mixed
Chorus '35, Debating '36, Asslslarrl Sports
Editor "Derrick" '34, '35, Sports Editor '35, '36,
KEITH D. WHITWILL
A. S. B. Plays '34, '35,
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General bulletin! "There will be a meeting of the A. W. S. in the Little
Seven years ago, in 1929, the Associated Women Student Body was organ-
ized with Miss Edna L. Dessery as adviser. Every year has seen the gradual
growth of this group into one of the most active organizations in the junior college.
Under President lanet Macfarlane's capable leadership, the A. W. S. began
the fall semester with a welcoming party for the freshman girls. The next event
was the annual Mother and Daughter Supper, on December l4. Besides the
president, other officers for the first semester were Edith Richard, vice-presi-
denty Virginia Hill, secretaryg and Dorothy Moynier, treasurer.
For the second semester Elaine Segelhorst was elected president: Edith
Richard, vice-presidentg Myrl Petersen, secretary, and Thelma Elder, treasurer.
On March 20 these officers and Miss Edna Dessery attended the annual State
convention of the Associated Women Students in Sacramento.
The Associated Men Students form an integral part of the student govern-
ment of the school. lt was in 1930 that the men of the junior college first felt the
need of an organized body, and the A. M. S. came into being. The first semes-
ter of this year saw Merlin Lones elected as president. Ett Evans was elected
vice-president, Ed Allen was secretary-treasurer: and Bob Marshall was busi-
ness manager. During the year the men planned many events-a steak-bake
and a Wiener roast among others-but other activities interfered: so the most
important function of the A. M. S. was a dance given on March 7.
Gordon Graham, a popular second-year student, was elected president for
the second semester. Other officers for this semester were lake Garlow, vice-
presidentg lack Macdonald, secretary-treasurer, and George Kennedy, busi-
A. M. S. OFFICERS-Graham, Kennedy, Marshall, Evans. A. W. S. OFFICERS-Elder, Moyniffr, Richard, Petersen,
UNDFRGRADUATES TOP PICTURE: Back row: Richard-
son, McDermott, Denning, Huddleston, Paulson, Stnidv-
vant, Myrl Fink, Essick, Doyle. Third row: Baker, Keene,
Iaines, McNeil, Hoque, Foster, I-I. Torrey, M. Iohnson,
McMillan. Second row: Clark, Hixon, Varner, Schmidt,
Kness, Sniithe, Shurley, Dohrinq, Paulsen. Front row: G.
McReynolds, M. McReynolds, Hiclcernell, Bryant, A. Mar-
shall, Haqler, Petersen, Bennett, Nabers.
THIRD PICTURE: Back row: Inrnan, Stone, Colbert, Nelson,
Cuthbertson, Blacklock, Leclcrnan, Ensiqn, Greqory. Third
row: McBrien, Hanawalt, Graham, Eastman, Dunn, Die-
tenderfer, Ett Evans, Porcho, Wecldle. Second row: Eal-
laqh, Tucker, A. Iohnson, Hopkins, Cooper, Harper, C.
Lang, Love, Bond. Front row: Townsend, I-Iettesheimer,
McCool, Hoyst, Beatrice Carroll, Willard, Bernice Carroll,
SECOND PICTURE: Flack row: Linden, I. Lana, Linscott,
Hillard, McDonald, Fairbanks, Duntsch, K. Williams, Sud'
bury, Bradley. Third row: Hobbs, McGuire, Richardson,
I. Blanfoid, Woods, Keys, Geeslin, Haven, Henry, Bellochi.
Second row: M. Sniithe, Lanier, Douglas, Carden, Verqon,
Tolf, Weiss, Green, Lowell, Mclntyre. Front row: Connor,
Browniield, Thomas, O'Brien, Endicott, Lutton, Harrison, V.
Rush, Gratz, Snowden, Turner.
BOTTOM PICTURE: Back row: Fierro, Rose, Coombes, L.
Lynch, G. Halliday, V. Guess, Talmadqe, M. Guess, Teel,
Kennedy. Third row: Fredburq, E. Thomas, Wilson, Glen-
deninq, Pett, Meacher, MacKenzie, Stranq, Van Horn, W.
Halliday. Second row: Stokes, LeCount, Lawson, E. Beck,
Byrd, Welch, Mitchell, Richard, D. Blanford, Meyer. Front
row: Skinner, Elder, Lamoreaux, Edwards, T. Kelley, Harn-
ilton, Miller, Crum, Robey, Cruzan.
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Temporary membership in Alpha Gamma Sigma, junior college scholar-
ship society, is limited to students who have earned thirty grade points during
the preceding semester. Ray Sturdevant was elected president of Rho Chap-
ter for the 1936 term. Other officers were Owen Paulsen, vice-presidentg Fred
Henry, secretaryp Virginia Bachelder, treasurer: Miss Edna Dessery, adviser.
Under the leadership of Coach Ernest Mclnnes, and Assistant Coaches Mary
Owens and William Dienstein, the junior college Forensics Club had a very
active season. Harold Brown, Margaret Smithe, and Bob Voris were initiated
into Phi Rho Pi, national junior college forensics fraternity.
Beta Phi Gamma is a national junior college journalism fraternity. Officers
of the Eta Chapter were Eleanor leans, president: Ed Bostick, vice-president:
Dorothy Moynier and john Barnard, secretary: Gordon Graham, treasurer. Spon-
sors were Mrs. Louise Lambert Stewart and Miss Alma Steininger.
Members of the W. A. A. enjoyed a successful year of athletic activity.
First semester officers were Frances Lawson, presidentg Marion Le Count, vice-
presidentg Virginia Bachelder, secretary: Hazel Endicott, treasurer: Vera Rush,
sports manager. Second semester officers were Marion Le Count, president:
Edith Richard, vice-presidentp Eleanor leans, secretary: Sula Nabers, treasurer:
Evelyn Beck, sports manager. Miss Bee Edwards was adviser.
The Key Club, a service organization advised by Mr. D. T. Williams and
presided over by Worth Keene, grew into a very active organization of the
junior college. Other officers were Iulius Lang, vice-president: Bill Duntsch,
secretary: Keith Williams, treasurer: Ed Bostick, lake Garlow, Oscar Linscott,
Maroon T members are those who have earned a letter in a sport. First
semester officers included Kenneth Boucher, presidentp Harold Brown, vice-
presidentp Ray Sturdevant, secretary-treasurer: Ralph Throop, business man-
ager: Mr. Leslie Kienholz, adviser. Second semester officers included Oscar
Van Horn, president: lake Garlow, vice-president: Toe Gibson, secretary-treas-
urerp Harold Brown, business manager.
TOP PICTURE-ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA: Back Row-Bachelder, Kness, Henry, Bostick, MacDonald, Miss Edna Dessery,
Tucker. Front Row-Sturdevant, Paulsen, R. Marshall, D. Macfarlane.
FIFTH PICTURE-FORENSIC CLUB: Back Row--Stewart, H. Brown, J. Williams, Voris, J. Blanford, Mr. W. Dienstein.
Front Row-Mr. E. Mclnnes, Duntsch, Smithe, Miss M. Owens, Lutton, Bostick, MacDonald.
FOURTH PICTURE-BETA PHI GAMMA: Top Row-Mrs. D. J. Stewart, Moynier, Jeans, Mr. Fred Baumgarten, Miss
Alma Steininqer, J. Mactarlane, Mr. M. D. Beiach. Bottom Row-R. Marshall, Edmonds, Kness, Graham.
THIRD PICTURE-W. A. A.: Back Row-W. Edwards, Blanford, Lawson, E. Beck, LeCount, G. Beck, Segelhorst, Ed-
monds. Third Row-Bachelder, Crum, Hixon, Green, Miller, Richard, V. Rush, Endicott. Second Row-Callen,
Dohring, Varner, Nabers, Miss Bee Edwards, J. Macfarlane, F. Rush, Elder. Front Row-Beatrice Carroll,
Cannan, Marshall, Hagler, Harper, Ballagh, Bernice Carroll, Jeans.
SECOND PICTURE-KEY CLUB: Back Row-Dykes, Jenkins, Weaver, Coornbes, Brown, Moodle, Mr. D. T. Williams.
Front Row-A. Mactarlane, Murdock, J. Lang, Linscott, K. Williams, Voris, Duntsch, Keene.
BOTTOM PICTURE-MAROON T: Back Row-Singleton, W. Smith, Ramage, Throop, Bostick, H. Brown, Van Horn,
Kennedy, W. Halliday. Front Row-Dunn, Henry, Stone, P. Torrey, Gibson, Snyder, Sturdevant, Huddleston,
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lunior College activities represent a great variety of interests. Many stu-
dents enjoyed taking part in the extra-curricular activities and at the same
time contributed a great deal to the entire student body.
In an attempt to publish a yearbook that truly reflects the life of the junior
college, the 1936 "Derrick" Staff chose a book styled to the spirit of informal
junior college life, in the hope that it would please both students and faculty
and recall to memory in later years the outstanding events of the year 1936.
The members :of the staff express their most sincere appreciation to Mrs.
Louise Lambert Stewart, faculty adviser, for her advice and leadership. They
are also deeply grateful to Miss Alma Steininger, art adviser, and to Mr.
Maurice Bejach, photography adviser. To the various members of the student
body and the faculty who gave their kind assistance, the staff extend their thanks.
Taft Iunior College drama students
and stage craft classes were honored
this spring by being selected to ex-
hibit their work at the junior college
conference at Visalia. The play
"Crime in the Park" was presented in
a clever stage setting. Directed by
Mr. Raleigh A. Borell, lim Patterson
and Iames Stewart played the leads.
Iunior college students in plays were
Lovitt, Stewart, Gregory, Patterson,
McMillan, Baker, Hanawalt, Lutton,
Lynch, Mundinq, Guess, Doss, Ed-
wards, Starbuck, and Greer.
Last fall music lovers of the Taft
Iunior College met with Mr. Donald
S. Iones, director, and formed the
Mixed Chorus. Dale Huey was chosen
president: Adell Iohnson, secretary:
Ianet Macfarlane, treasurer: Worth
Keene, business manager: and Kay
Willard, librarian. Lois Mae Conner
was the accompanist for the club. On
March 27 the chorus participated in
the Kern County Music Festival at
Wasco. In closing the year they com-
bined with the high school in present-
ing the operetta, "Open House."
The news of the school appeared in the semi-monthly editions of the campus
newspaper, the "Gusher." Junior college staff members were Adell Iohnson,
I. C. Editor: Bill I-Ianawalt, I. C. Sports Editor: Gerald Diefenderfer, Assistant
I. C. Sports Editor: and Bill Talmadge, Paul Fierro, Loraine Paulsen, Lois Foster,
Evelyn Ballagh, Goldine Shurley, and Necia Wright, reporters.
Taft debate teams met Reedley and Visalia on the California Parole ques-
tion. lames Stewart and lack MacDonald won from Visalia. At Coalinga in
the C. C. I. C. Oratorical Contest, Iames Stewart won third place, and at
Visalia Margaret Smithe placed second in oratory. Mr. Ernest Mclnnes, forensics
coach, was largely responsible for the success of these students.
UPPER LEFT: Art Carpenter and Marie Edmonds in ci
scene from "'ln the Park."
UPPER CENTER: lunior Colleqe Chorus practicina,
UPPER RlGl'lT: Phil Mundinq gives lim Patterson a loncina
lesson in a scene from "The Royal Family,"
LEFT CENTER HGUSHERH STAFF: Rack row: llanawalt,
Talmadqe, Mr. F. I. Baumqarton, Fierro, Diefonderfer.
Front row: Paulsen, Iohnson, Foster, Ballaqh, Shurley,
TOP RIGHT CENTER: lim Patterson and lames Stewart
discuss crime in a scene from "In the Park,"
BOTTOM LEFT CENTER: Some members oi tho "Derrick"
Staff at work.
BOTTOM RIGHT CENTER: Voris, ll. Brown M, Sinithf,
I. Stewart practicing for a debate,
BOTTOM LEFT HDERRICKH STAFF: Top row: Graham,
Marshall, Kness, Edmonds, Hanawalt, loans. Rottorn row:
Tucker, Moynier, I. Macfarlane, Cannon.
BOTTOM RIGHT: larnes Stewart, in "Wh1sthnq in tht:
Editor , , Eleanor leans
Assistant Editor Meriern Kness
Copy Editor Marie Edrnonds
Assistant Copy Editors .
lanet Mactarlane, Selma Rose Tucker
Sports Editors ,Gordon Graharn, Bob Voris
Assistant Sports Editor Bill I-lanawalt
Art Editor Grace Cannan
Snapshot Editor Vernon Guess
Sales Managers , ,
Dorothy Moynier, Bob Marshall
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The trophies lending such a collegiate air to this page are the cups and
awards Won by T. I. C. during the track season.
lump, girlsl While it looks like an exciting game, still it does seem a bit
odd for the whole basketball team to be jumping for the ball at the same time.
Iust an old I. C. custom, no doubt.
Exhibiting the noble I. C. males in their natural habitat. Ioe and Ed are
indulging in that most unusual of I. C. activities-study. Iiggs can't figure
the situation out!
I. C. Library. There is something unusual-not to say extraordinary-about
this picture. Ordinarily Mrs. Dane is busily engaged in suppressing such levity.
This Zoology class spends most of its time in looking for something that
doesn't seem to be there. We always say that if a thing isn't big enough to be
seen, it isn't worth seeing. After all, what is a mere protozoan or two among
We can't quite make this one out. They are just making peculiar-looking
shapes on otherwise perfectly good paper. However, it is all very artistic.
Step, brush, tap, step. Oh, no. That is for beginners, and these fair co-eds
have progressed far beyond that. On with the dance!
Donning their war-togs before the big hockey game are these Amazonsl
The most popular place on the campus at noon-the cafeteria. And such
trenchermen as some of our boys are!
Iust a sample of what opponents have to face in I. C. Women's athletics.
Oh, speedball's a wonderful game,
Not fit for the blind, halt, or lame:
After chasing that ball
O'er the field in the fall
We'll never again feel the same.
Advanced shorthand. The girls listen to English, make pothooks, and then
try to make them into English again. "What's this word? lt looks like 'problem,'
but then again it might be 'purpose,' or 'jump,' or even 'bookkeeping' I guess
I was right the first time-it's a problem!"
No, no, Maudie, this isn't the boys' cooking class. This is chemistry, where
they make weird combinations with heathenish smells. Oh, science, what
horrors are committed in thy name!
Home run! Well hit, Elaine. Two of the reasons for a good baseball team
for the I. C. women.
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College rhythml Sweet strains of music come floating through the air from
the gym dance. Infectious, lilting airs that tell of haDI3Y couples gliding to
and fro. Yes, the Harmony Gushers are playing.
Q. Is Margaret giving an exhibition of her new dental frieze?
A. No, she is just trying to "Whistle in the Dark."
Rah-rah days, with Sula Nabers and Ioe Brown egging their fellow students
on to bigger and better efforts.
Ed Bostick, M. C., making a few choice remarks at the football banquet.
Miss Edna L. Dessery, Dean of Women, was snapped as she was busily at
work in her office.
"Listen, my children, and you shall hear"Y-or at least you would if this
were a talking picturefthe noble speech of renunciation with which Ex-Presi-
dent Ed Bostick hands the gavel, the symbol of presidential authority, over
to newly-elected lerry Williams.
Thelma says her favorite indoor sport is looking up people and things in
the "Rand" "Well," say we, "everyone to his own taste. For instance, some
people like spinach."
My football friends, just what do you see
As you gaze at the print that you hold?
Said they, "The pictures of him and of me
In this print of the football team so bold."
Life as a I. C. library guardian is not dull. Far from it! Something going on
all the time. If there aren't two or three turbulent spirits making a rumpus, there
are half a dozen. Quote--Variety is the spice of life-Unquote. Mrs. Dane
So this is what goes on in the I. C. House. We've often wondered. This
must be where the boys learn to bluff their teachers so successfully.
"We-all done come clar from the Ozarks, ies' to play an' sing for you-all."
The girls were so good that one innocent lady actually asked them to tell her
about life in the mountains.
This villainous looking quartet have not escaped from somewhere. They
are merely four blithesome I. C. lads out to celebrate the Silver Iubilee. Take
particular notice of the feeble whiskers grown for the occasion.
Iolly good fellows are wel
We sing of what used to be,
When full whiskers were in,
And waists small and thin
Were revived in Taft's Iubilee.
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Iourneying to Ventura for their initial contest, the Taft Iunior College Grid-
ders dropped a tough battle to the Pirates who capitalized on the Taft fumbles
and pulled the game out of the fire with a safety. Wackeen scored in the first
five minutes, instituting a tradition which followed until the final game.
In administering a sound defeat to the Porterville Pirates, a Conference foe,
all of the Maroon and Whites' latent power was displayed. However, disaster
overtook the Cougars when they trekked north to engage the powerful Cali-
fornia Frosh team. Although the Cougars scored early in the game, the Bear
Yearlings proved too strong and tallied by virtue of several intercepted Cougar
passes. Following this setback, the Cougars, playing air-tight defensive ball,
vanquished a strong Long Beach eleven and then meied out a terrific drubbing
to the Beedley Tigers, with Tate and Stone starring. Routing another league foe,
the Cougars steam-rollered the Visalia Club, with most of the scores resulting
from passes, Bellochi and Van Horn starring. Next, Taft grabbed off a decision
against the powerful Compton team, scoring twice in the initial period and
again in the closing minutes to cinch the game. ln their next tussle, which was
featured by Dunn's punting, the Maroon and Whites averaged a touchdown
per stanza to take the measure of a scrappy Bulldog squad from Santa Maria.
Rounding off the season, the Cougars entered their traditional "Big Game" as
favorites to defeat the Bakersfield Renegades, but Taft had to be content with
Four Cougars were named on the All-Valley: Wackeen, end: Tate, half-
backp Dunn, quarterbackg and Bostick, center.
COUGAR FoorBALL SQUAD: Back Row-Pierre, swim, L. Lynch, Huey, Ford, coombes, capiain Karnage, car-
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Robinson, Leckman, Manager Allen.
UPPER LEFT -Walt Wackeen, lnspiration
UPPER RIGHT- -fRice carries the ball for Tatt.
LEFT CENTER -Action in the Compton qame.
LOWER LEPTW Henry slides on his nose in an
attempt to advance the proqress ot Tatt's
LOWER CENTER -Stan Ramaqe, Football
LOWER RIGHT Tate is tackled by a Comp-
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N T I-I E M A P L E C C U R T
Handicapped this year by the fact that they started the season with only two
veterans, Captain Bob Snyder and Ierry Williams, the Taft Iunior College hoop-
sters finished in third place in the Central California Conference, winning seven
league games and losing three.
Taft opened the season against a strong cadet team from Black-Foxe Mili-
tary Academy, coming out on the short end of the score. The Cougars were
swamped in the next four practice games by Glendale, Compton, Ventura, and
the University of California's 145-Pounders. Then, showing the undaunted spirit
and fight which is characteristic of all Cougars, the Taft quintet defeated Reedley
and Coalinga junior colleges in the first two league games of the season.
Although decidedly improved, the Cougars lost the following three hard-
fought games to Visalia, Black-Foxe, and Porterville. In the next game the
Cougars emerged overwhelmingly victorious over their traditional rival, Bakers-
field. Then the Maroon and White cagers took Coalinga with ease.
With each Cougar distinguishing himself by his close guarding, Taft played
an almost perfect defensive game to upset the leading team in the Conference,
the Visalia Tartars, and to earn second position in the leaguey but in the followf
ing game with Porterville the Cougars lost their stride and dropped out of the
running for the Central California title. Reedley Iunior College, stronger than
expected, was next defeated by only a two-point margin, and the season ended
with another victory for Taft over the Bakersfield Renegades.
Coach Kienholz deserves a great deal of credit for developing a fine team
from players, the majority of whom had never played together before. While
the work of all of the players was commendable, Clarence Hutchinson, with
80 points, and Ett Evans, with 72 points, were high-point men for the season.
Bob Snyder, 1936 basketball captain,
proudly displays the Central California
Iunior College Association basketball
trophy which was won by the 1935
Cougar team and accepted this year on
behalf of the junior college student body
by Bob, one of the two returning mem-
bers of the team.
lncidentally, the figure topping the
cup was the award won by Bob for his
individual high-point playing as a for-
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TOP BASKETBALL SQUAD: Bcmk row: Manager Ken-
nedy, Williams, W. Halliday, L. Lynch, G. Halliday, B.
Snyder, Hutfhinson, Coach Kienliolz. Front row: Manager
Graliam, Mclvlillan, Tate, l-lucldlestoti, Henry, Fvcns.
BOTTGIVI LEFT: Baker spars with Torrey while Van Horn
relerees. BOTTOM RlGHT: llunltlltfston shoots mul Wil-
limits Jumps lor the ball.
IN THE RING
The Golden Gloves Boxing Tourna-
ment, inaugurated this year, uncov-
ered a wealth of talent, with the lol-
lowing being awarded miniature
golden gloves: Hiram Torrey, light'
Weight: Nile Baker, Welterweight:
Robert Burnquist, middleweighty Roh-
ert Pett, lightheavyweightp Oscar Van
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Although boasting only a dozen members, the Cougar cinder artists, capa-
bly coached by "Moon" Mullen, easily defeated every rival, with the exception
of Fresno, and Won the Central California Conference championship.
The Cougars opened the season with an entry in the mile relay at the Long
Beach Relays, placing third. They then engaged the Bakersfield Renegades in a
dual meet, chalking up l00 points to the Renegades' 31. Next the Maroon and
Whites tangled with the powerful Fresno State Frosh team, whose field strength
proved the deciding factor, and Taft was defeated 79 to 54.
Thirty points in advance of their nearest rivals, the Taft baton-passers
stole the show for the third consecutive year at the Bakersfield Relays, turning
back the best teams in the Valley and making new records in both the half and
the two-mile relays. Then the Cougars swept the Tulare Relays, and Gibson
walked off with the trophy for high-point man of the meet. Next, in a five-way
trackfest the Cougars rolled up 91 points and then in a quadrangular meet turned
in a score of 86 points to overwhelm completely the visiting squads. Accounting
for 60 points, a record Conference score, Taft won the Central California title
and hung up new records in the 440-yard dash and 220 low hurdles.
New school records rnade by the Cougars during the season include a 220
mark of 22.2 and a 440 time of 50.9 by Captain Sauret, a time of l5.9 in the
high hurdles by Iames, a javelin toss of l67'2" and a run of 24.7 in the low
hurdles by Denning, a discus twirl of l26'l0V2" by Gibson, a relay time of
1:32 in the 880 by Sauret, Denning, lames, and Gibson, and a time of 3:31 in the
mile relay by Baker, Van Horn, Sauret, and Gibson.
COUGAR TRACK TEAM: Back Row-Coach Mullen, Graham, A. Mactarlane, Loperena, Nelson,Captair1Sauret,Baker.
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UPPER LEFT: Cecil l-luddleston, baseball captain.
UPPER RIGHT BASEBALL TEAM: Back row: Carden,
Fluhrer, Evans, Campbell, Pett, Carpenter, Farrah, Tate,
Kennedy, Shuqart. Front row: Iohnson, Huddleston, Hana-
walt, Henry, H. Torrey, Woods, Linden, P. Torrey, McMil-
LEFT CENTER: Ed Sauret, track captain.
RIGHT CENTER- TENNIS TEAM: Back row: I. Macfarlane,
Linscott, Meacher, Glendeninq, I. Lynch, Barton, Bachel-
der. Front row: Eastman, Richard, Le Count, Nabers,
LOWER LEFT: Coach Kienholz.
LOWER RIGHT: Coach Mullen.
LOWER LEFT CENTER: Miss Gladys Benerd, Womens
tennis coach, and Mr. H. R. Lee, men's tennis coach.
LOWER RIGHT CENTER: Lynch and Richard, tennis cap-
ON THE COURTS
Under Coaches Benerd and Lee, the Cou-
qar netrnen made an excellent showing this
year with Edith Richard winning the womens
singles in the Valley: Gene Meacher, the
men's singles: and Ett Evans and Ioe Lynch,
the men's doubles.
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The members of the "Derrick" staff wish to express their sincere appreciation to
the citizens of Taft and of other towns for their loyal support and assistance in
the publishing of the 1936 "Derrick."
SMITH BROTHERS, INC. MERLE LINK FELTMAN
From Lad to Dad Portraits
429 Center Street Phone 319-I 601 E Street Phone 238-I
GAIL KRISHER DUSY'S SERVICE DRUG STORE
Oldsmobile Telephone 5
209 Center Street Phone 232-W 427 Center Street Taft, California
WRIGHT AND ADAMS RICARD'S BOOTERY
Complete Automobile Service For Fine Footwear and Hosiery
612 Center Street Phone 42 421 Center Street
C. N. HEIDKER PEACOCK DAIRIES, INC.
Ieweler-Optometrist-Stationer Guaranteed for All and Pasteurized Milks
410 Center Street Phone 252-1 512 Kern Street Phone 345
NATURAL GAS CORPORATION PIONEER CHEVROLET COMPANY
Modern Gas Appliances ChevroletY-Buick-LaSalle-Cadillac
111 Sixth Street - Phone 164 Chevrolet and G. M. C. Trucks
WALKER'S STUDIO E. C. MORRIS
Kodaks and Supplies Music and Stationery Store
507 Center Street 420 Center Street Phone 146-I
P. W. STRICKLER WATKINS FLOWER SHOPPE
All Kinds of Candy Flowers for All Occasions
330 North Street Phone 382-I 407 North Street Phone 486
G. AND G. CAFE Let the COTTAGE LAUNDRY
American and Chinese Dishes Make Your Blue Monday-Sunny Monday
309 Center Street Phone 222-I 624 Center Street Phone 11
I. A. MACAULAY HEARD AND PAINTER
"The Insurance Man" General Merchandise
209 Fourth Street Phone 37 Fourth Gnd Center Phone 257-1
ORLOFF INVESTMENT COMPANY SEARS' MARKETS
Subdividers of Taft Heights and Additions QUUIUY MGGIS Gnd GFOCGNGS
Everything to Build a Home Phone 553'W Phone 593
Corner of Lincoln and A Streets Phone 181 318 Fillmore Sffeef 315 COUUIY ROGd
TAFT FURNITURE AND HARDWARE SUNSET DRUG COMPANY
Hurd r D t COMPANY F It D 1 Your Neiqhborhood Store
Giffoftluaid allison llfskisigrl mb and Nonh S"ee'S Phone 461
I. C. PENNEY COMPANY NEW DEAL MARKET
Ladies' and Men's Ready-to-Wear Complete Food Center
321 Center Street Phone 301 231 Asher Avenue Taft, California
BURNS DRESS SHOP l
410 Center Street Phone 146-W
General Petroleum Products 1002,
Sixth and North Streets Phone 158-M
AGEN INSURANCE AGENCY
217 Fourth Street Phone 118-W
SIXTH STREET DRIVE-IN MARKET
Sixth and San Emidio Streets
W. M. Potts Aca Kelsay
PURITY CANDY SHOP
Home Cooking - Fountain Service - Candy
STRAND'S GROCERY AND MARKET
A Real Place to Buy Everything You Eat
302-304-306 Fourth Street Phone 322-W
Taft's Real Tailor
715 Center Street Phone 198-I
TAFT GARAGE AND AUTO SUPPLY
Fifth and North Streets Phone 248
We Urge the People of This Community to Support
Their Schools, the Trustees, and the Teaching Staff.
TAFT LUMBER COMPANY, INC.
Your Favorite Lunch Served
Since 1920 at
TROTTER'S BLUE AND GOLD
FORD CITY FOUNDRY
Brass and Aluminum Castings
204 Adams Street Phone 79
WESTERN WATER COMPANY
Water Is Clean, Pure, and Healthtul
L. A. IOLLIFF MOTOR SALES
219 Center Street Phone 222-M
STANLEY ABEL AGENCY
402 Center Street Phone 154
Dispatch Publishing Company, Ltd.
302 North Street Phone 1
KEYSTONE SERVICE STATION
105 Asher Avenue Phone 138-I
Fourth and Main Streets Phone 470
BURNS FURNITURE AND HARDWARE
210 Asher Avenue Phone 188-W
COLBERT'S GREEN LANTERN
LUKE'S SNAPPY SERVICE
BOUCHER AND SEAY
CHRISTIAN'S DRESS SHOP
425 Center Street
L AND F SHOPPE
803 Kern Street Phone 281 Fellows
TAFT BAKERY Compliments ot
Duthie's Bread BOB'S CAFE
411 Wood Street Phone 128-I Fellows
IUSTUS STUDIO AND GIFT SHOP
324-6 Center Street Phone 4
Courtesy of 305 '----"--F-'H---.
READERS JEWELRY STORE .Center I if Q 2 Ph?
423 center street Phone ss Street '----5 gg,----'
Compliments of SAN IOAOUIN LIGHT :S POWER CORP.
STATE BANK OF TAFT What's Better Than Electricity?
Fifth Gnd North Streets 516 Main Street Phone 410
COmP1lm9"'5 of PIONEER MERCANTILE COMPANY
WEST SIDE DRUG COMPANY If It's Sporting Goods or Hardware, We Have It
Fourth and Center Streets Phone 26 5th cmd Main Sweets phone 80
Complimems of DAILY MIDWAY DRILLER
THE LINCOLN MARKET The Home paper
Complete Food Store
300 Lincoln Street Phone 338.1 4th and NOrtl'1 Streets Phone 314-W
HARRIS AND CURTIS
U Hardware and Sport Goods
IACK TGON 327 Center Street Phone 125
Compliments of Compliments ot
CAMPUS LUNCH HIPPODROME THEATER
Across from the High School George Angelich, Mgr. Phone 202
The following professional men, although their code of ethics forbids advertis-
ing, have shown their interest in the school by donations.
ORAN NEWTON, M. D. A. I. BURGESS, Dentist
H. R. DYKES, M. D. H. G. HALL, Optometrist
A. R. MOODIE, M. D.
FEDERAL OUTFITTING COMPANY
18th 20th Clothing for All the Family on "Easy Pay Terms"
cmd and 1438 Nineteenth Street Bakersfield
Fine Foods " ' ' ' '
Phone 2937, 2938
Third and H Streets Bakersfield
Finest of Meats and Groceries
Eighteenth and Union Streets Bakersfield
K1RBY'S SHOE STORES
V The Latest in Shoes f
1406 Nineteenth Street Bakersfield
MONGERSON'S ELECTRIC WORKS
220-230 East Nineteenth Street Phone 316
HOTEL EL TEION
We welcome the residents of Taft and ask
that they make our hotel their headquarters.
A. C. Armbruster, Mgr.
C. N. IOHNSTON SHOPS
Auto Body Repairing and Building
Eighteenth and O Streets Phone 656
GENERAL OFFICE MACHINE COMPANY
Typewriters and Adding Machines
1808 Eye Street Bakersfield
NATIONAL DOLLAR STORES
1517 Nineteenth Street Bakersfield
I ' WEILL'S
Bakersfield's Oldest Department Store
"Dependable Goods Always"
MINN 1E RS
I Furm re SLOrc r
t0l6-24'Baker SL hoii: 901 .9
DAVIS HARDWARE COMPANY
Wholesale Hardware and Lumber
San Francisco -'
ART C. HIGHAM
Manufacturer of Musical Instruments
737 South Hill Street Los Anqeles
REMINGTON RAND, INC.
CALIFORNIA WRECKING COMPANY
Wrecking Engineers, Salvaqers, and Liquidators
FELT NOVELTY COMPANY
1240 South Main Street Los Angeles
BAXTER NORTHUP COMPANY
Orchestra and Band Instruments
837 'South Olive Street Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES RUBBER STAMP
KEUFFEL AND ESSER COMPANY
Drawing Materials, Surveying Instruments
30-34 Second Street San Francisco
LEATHER SUPPLY COMPANY
Wholesale Leather---Leather Craft Supplies
Los Angeles, California
Lederer, Street 81 Zeus, Co., I
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