Torrance High School - Torch Yearbook (Torrance, CA)

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May her pupils be willing to carry on and uphold the standard she has attained. Two FOREWORD To assemble the "Golden Memories of Youth" for one year, our first annual has been issued, containing pictures of all the classes, including individual pictures of the graduating class. The different departments in school life have been equally cared for, not only by the staff, but also by the efficient hard Work of Miss Burnham, faculty adviser, to whom the success of this book is chiefly due. If, in the reading of this edition, the window of youth is opened, and yesterday is viewed with its joys of school life 5 or if, cherishing it helps us to retain the memory of school life, We feel that We have accomplished our highest and noblest aim. 171 ree 1 1 30 :W x Sain awe A B. . Bo Facuky . . Alumni . Classes V. . Organizations Studentldfe fkthletics . . Yarns. . Advertising . CONTENTS page a page 8 pagell page31 page43 page55 .page6S page66 Four 41, I ii- O Qog Q - 15: E 2 79 1p-3 + v . :O f. Iliff-' - - 51" -6-h-'-79,3-A u 'I -':- .jff.,Q..fff5:l':7.i,f. :fr t K gllfff I?-A'z37:AQf'5.".i"" 1'. '1Q.6'5fLff"- -1 XX I on ED -f.-.' O Q amy Q23 cm .L , o5 NA DORlS SPOON TH5 IQZS THE FQQULTY 0 Faculty Herbert S. Wood California Insti-tute of Technology. Former Electrical Engineer and teacher of Shop, Mathematics and Medianical Drawing. Principal of Torrance High School. Elizabeth Parks University of Southern California. University of California, Southern Branch. Vice-Principal of Torrance High School. English. Leonard Austin University of California, Southern Branch. Teacher's College. Vocational Mechanics. Lillian Virginia Boon University of California, Berkeley. Mathematics and History. Mabel Taylor Boynton University of California, Berkeley. Spanish and United States History. William A. Burk Bradley Polytechnic Institute. Michigan State Normal School, Wood Shop and Mechanical Drawing. Marjorie Eischen University of California, Berkeley. Music. Ethel Burnham University of Wisconsin. University of Washington. English and Typing. Ada M. P. Chase Art Institute of Chicago, Normal and Academic Departments. Arts and Crafts. Helen A. Coller Wellesley College. Columbia University. Home Economics. Effie Hayden University of California, Southern Branch. Millinery. Lois Lingenfelter Washington 'State College. Assistant in Music. Eva A. Jones University of Vermont. History, Geography, Journalism. Marguerite E. J ones University of Vermont. Commercial and English- S ix Lillie D. Kunkel Nebraska University. English, Spelling and Penmanship. Cora Mabee University of Southern California. Mathematics, History and English. Katherine Millerd Grinnell College. Science, English and Dramatics. Robert A. Mitchell Kansas State Agricultural College. Y. M. C. A. College of Chicago. Physical Education Teacher and Co Irene Mills University of Southern California. Mathematics and English. Faculty ach. . Grace Morse University of California, Berkeley. Latin and Girls' Physical Education G. L. Mowry University of Michigan. Science and Mathematics. J. E. Weaver Los Angeles Teachers' College. Woodbury Business College. Commercial Teacher. Stella M. Young Stanford University. Economics, History and English. Helen Tiffany Secretary. O gleqbqg W: 7 - Seven alt 4 I Alumni Doings Erma Murford, '18, is employed atthe Southern California Auto Club as secretary. Elizabeth Byrnes, '18, has been studying music since graduation, Marguerite Baour QMrs. Robert Knucklesl, '1.8, has her home in Torrance. Geraldine Lavin CMrs. Ralph Satchelll, '20, is employed at the Torrance First National Bank. Polydore Rubo, '20, is attending the University of California at Berkeley. Virginia Watson, '22, is studying music at the University of California, Southern Branch. She is affiliated. with the Sigma Delta Pi, a profes- sional music sorority. - Helen Neil, '22, is a senior at University of California, Southern Branch, and formerly attended Mills College, Berkeley. She is atliliated with the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority at the Southern Branch. Kathryn Burmaster, '22, is employed at the Union Tool as a secretary. Virgil Pratt, '22, is in training at the Methodist Hospital. She graduated from the Bible Institute in '24, Ralph Beall, '22, is working in Los Angeles. Formerly he was a law stu- dent at University of Southern California. He expects to return in Sep- tember. He is afliliated With the Alpha Sigma Delta and Gamma Eta Gamma, a professional law frat. Karl Von Hagen, '22, is attending the Southern Branch. He is affiliated with the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. Dewey Quigley, '22 fmarried to Marie Pattonj, is employed by the Patton Oil Co. and is attending the Henry 8x Coleman School of Pharmacy. Bertha Fix, '23, is in training at the Seaside Hospital, Long Beach. Frank Higgins, '23, is employed by a Torrance realty company. Helen Tifany, '23, is secretary atthe Torrance High. Earl Condley, '23 Cmarried to Alice Moej, is employed at the Southern Pacific Railway Co., Los Angeles. Mary J essome, '23, is employed in Los Angeles. Chris Bartsch, '24, is employed at the Union Tool. lone Barnett, '24, is attending Whittier College. . Wilson Woodburn, '24, is employed at the Woodburn Grocery S-tore. Harriet Vieths, '24, is employed at the First National Bank. Blanch Fix, '24, is employed at the Columbia Steel Corporation, Torrance. Ruth McKenzie, '24, is employed at Schultz, Peckham Sz Schultz, Ford deal- ers in Torrance. Clifford Simpson, '24, is employed at the Union Ice Company, Torrance. Helen Morse, '24, is attending University of California, Berkeley. Ethel Bodley, '24, is employed at Palmer's Service Station as bookkeeper. Frank Perkins, '24, is a business man of Torrance. Lillian Elman, '24, is employed in Los Angeles. Eight Clara Totten fMrs. James Hellonj , '24, has a home in Western City, Albert Isenstein, '24, is attending University of Southern California. Gwendolyn Miller, '24, is attending University of California, Southern Branch. Vivian Pratt, '24, is in training at the lVIethodist Hospital. Loretta Condley, '24, is employed at an insurance company in Los Angeles. George Hannan, '24, is employed at the United States Post Office, Torrance Branch. Lucille Weaver, '25, is employed at the Southern California Gas Company, Torrance. Eleanor Boice, '25, is taking a post-graduate course at Torrance High. Ruth Boice, '25, is in training at the County Hospital, Los Angeles. Carl Burmaster, '25, is employed at the Torrance Pharmacy. He formerly attended the Southern Branch. Geraldine Miller, '25, is attending University of California, Southern Branch. Lillian Fordice, '25, is in training at the California Lutheran Hospital, Los Angeles. Mary Stapleneld, '25, is in training at the County Hospital, Los Angeles. Walton MacDowell, '25, is attending University of California, Southern Branch. Robert Lessing, '25, is employed at the Union Tool Co. He formerly attended the Southern Branch. Otis S-artin, '25, is employed. at the Torrance Laundry. Homer Morgan, '25, is employed in Torrance. Anna Mae Dillard, '25, was attending school in Arizona and New Mexico and has returned to Los Angeles. Dorothy Rollman, '25, is employed in the office of the Torrance Brick Yard. Turner McLean, '25, is employed at the Pacific Electric in Torrance. George Watson, '25, is attending Cal. Tech. Mildred Richhart, '25, is employed as secretary at the Union Pacific Railway Co., Las Vegas, Nevada. Clifford Grant, '25, is employed at Hellman Bank, Los Angeles. Kenneth Roberts, '25, is attending University of California, Southern Branch. ' Harry Kiyomura, '25, is attending the College of Electrical Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Margaret Baron, '25, and Pearl Arnold, '25, are attending Woodbury's Busi- ness College in Los Angeles. Grace Gibson fMrs. Gilliamj, '25, has a home in Torrance. Walter Easom, '25, is employed at the Columbia Steel, Torrance. Nine The Torrance High School of 1920 Those were the good old days when the Torrance High School was young. In room 17 only twenty were there, then the fun was begun. Just tables and chairs we had Cmuch the better to sneak notes to our neighborsj. , Lots of room for your books and papers, besides plenty of space to stick your gum under the table. Oh! but when a new girl came to start our school, then the boys would comment on her eyes or gaze from her hair to her shoes. And if next to Karl she chanced to take a seat, lo! and behold! his face would quickly turn as red as the reddest beet. The girls would criticise her and wonder if she was another that they could add to their small number. No fiappers allowed, just plain girls of whom the school would be proud. Oh! those boys, Karl, Ralph, Dewey, Rex and Polodor, they would tease the poor girls until they got sore. On one's chair in the morning, a tack 01' two awaiting for you was a warning. Or maybe a little garter snake or some other pet would succeed to bring a scream or a fret. But when the teacher had the "Hu" and each in turn taught a class, we found we had nothing much to do so we got along fast. One day while Marie Patton was teaching the correct use of grammar, a nice little mouse decided to run across her lap. Not long after the room was in a clamor for our little friend had missed the trap. Rapidly the tops of the tables were occupied, while the girls were out of reach, our heroes ran wildly about to capture the beast. Master Dewey, after a hard fight, won the girls' favor by catching the little mite. We were proud of our ball team, with Virginia as pitcher, Kitty as catcher, and Helen N. on first base. Nothing could begin to beat it, not even the Yanks, for they would find a real fight to face. All is over! Those school days are gone, for now we must work and leave little time for fun. Lucky are those who are still under the "Red and Gray". T. H. S. forever! H. L. T., '23. Ten B IUMIIIII -A r Mm 9 Q L ' 4 4 Q A i w Mammal W my nn .4 In 'X 4 IW' "1' 4 'lllfW'l""" """"""' 'Hum 1lpmnnn wm MMMHIM H g nmill Owl wh, ,H In ! 1 I +mii'1i"iiii .,,,I m:55,,, f4a1luzruin?WH , 'wvallh ' Q I if 5' I M 1 ' llrrlw u. ..... . l..l ,M A Wm linffffln m...,n . .,,..A..... V UM " 1: , lJ QCTE SSJES gf 3235 F 1122 kvi E 3Q1 5935 QL, + EQ 'W"EIi2M"" 1-wi! 2 9 ,- W' Wm XX! Xf J 1 I 'f W , .,,1 In l....,. UWklv.1'l tmwM Y I ,Iwi 1 lU'1"' J VV - . hw- z ,, .W M - P1111 A - 1 1 l ad 1BD slVlP:m . 17 all I l xy" A I "' ' ' 7,05 ff 0+ - mul HA K X .mlllllul h... W, H.. mulmumuumfllulmlllluuuuunh ,. .., ,,.., . ,,. 33533 m m ,4.. ......mmlU llIlu1m..... , 6 l.-. E51 ie l , . iw T 'Q ff ' x I "5 H ,YZ 5 Ruth Beckwith Glee Club '23, '24, 25, '26g Operetta. '23, '24, '25g Treasurer of class '23, '25, '26g Secretary of class '24g Charm School '24g Manager of Costume Room '25, '26g Vice- President of Girls' League '26! Pickles '26g President of Girls' Self-Government '26g T. N. T. Staff '26. "Short mul small, liked by u-ll." Helen Bodley T. N. T. Staff '23g Charm School '24g Glee Club '25, '26g Operetta '25g Girls' League playg Torch Staff '26g A Case of Suspen- sion '2G. H "Quiet-except when talkiugf' Erma Borgo Phoenix High School. "A sincere friend." Jane Roelofs Briney Glee Club '25, '26g Scholarship Society '26g Pickles '26g The Junior '26g Schu- mann Club '26g Quien Sabe 'Club '26g Junior Vodvil '26g Assistant Editor of Torch '26g Agatha's Aunt '26. "fl lze1'o's always tall, you k11.ow." Rosalie Conkel Glee Club '24, '253 Oueretta '25g Treasurer of Girls' League '25, '26 5 Girls' League Play '26g Treasurer of Student Body '26. "I3i'itlze of cheer and gentle of mood." Twelve ?rli lm ' Rf ml it me on ummm Valve ,I , .-3. X-.X l A l :vu . al 2' S All lf ll. H W ll , H, a' ' 1 X ull L :gravel x .lx 7 ru- l Garnet Cook Glee Club '23, '25g Basketball Team '23, Volleyball '23, Baseball '23g Charm School '2 3 Secretary of Class '24, Junior Vodvil '25g T. N. T. Staff '26g Operetta '25, Man- ager of Student Body Store '25, Schu- mann Society '26, Torch Staff '26. "There 'is language in her eye, hefr cheek, her Zip " ,gi 3 Ne Irene Dunlop 2 Wilmington High school 123, '24, Tor- 1-ance High School '25, '26. .5f2b,Qh,f5 "Still water runs deep," L .Zffar W Isabel Hamilton Alleghany High School, Pa., '23, '24, Glee Club '25, Basketball '26, Am I Intruding '26g Girls' League Play '26g T. N. T. Staff '26. "Stop, look, listen, but keep 'mo'vi11g" Geneva Holland gy Charm School '24, Glee Club '24, '25, '26g ' W Operetta '24, '25g Who's a Coward '25, 21. Pickles '26g G. A. A. President '26, lf Agatha's Aunt '26. l., l. "To see her 'is to lore her " E if Sydney Academy, N. S., '23, '249 G169 Club '25, '26, Pickles '26, Quien Sabe Club '26g T. N. T. Staff '26g Agathafs Aunt '26. "We gmnt altlw she has much wit, she's 'very shy of using it. ' Yi' 2 Thirteen Melville Jarrett Baseball '25g Boys' Self-Government President '26g T Club Vice-President '26, "Just comes often enough to bring his en:cfuses." Tom J ones-Senior B Gardena High School '23, '24, '25, Am I Intruding '26g Agaithafs Aunt '26, Consti- tutional Contest '26, President of Street Sweepers' Club '26. "Not a woman hater." Martha Kirkpatrick Glee -Club '23g Basketball '23g Charm School '24g Scholarship Society '26, Am I Intruding '26g Torch Staff '263 Case of Suspension '26. "To all appearances meek and quiet-butf' Daisy Koehler Modesto High 'School '23, '24, '25g Secre- tary of Class '26g G. A. A. 'Secretary '26g Quien Sabe Club '26, Basketball '263 Torch Staff '26. "A 'mean job in taj'eta." Martha Lingenfelter HI: Lomita High School '24g Glee Club '25, '26g Operetta '25g Constitutional Contest '25g Pickles '26, Scholarship Society '26g Junior Vodvil '25g T. N. T. Stai '26, Schumann Society '26, Torch Staff '26. se 'wicked I is, I'se mighty wiclceflj any how, I ccwzft help -it." E Fouxrteen Harry Nebenzahl 'Manual Arts '23, '24g Charm 'School '26g Assistant Yell Leader '259 Boys' Stunt Night '25g Football '25g T. N. T. Staff '25, '26g Pickles '26, "Gum may come and gwnz may go, but I chew on forever." Olga Powell Fairfax, Wash., '23, '24g Buckley, Wash., '25g Lomita, Calif., '25g Torrance '263 Torch Staff '26. "Quiet, reserved, modest." Verna Payne-Senior B Glee Club '23, '24, '25, '26g Operetta '24. '25. "Altho she left our midst, she always freturneclf' Ida Reeve Girls' League President 7265 Vice-Presi- dent of -Class '26 5 Basketball '263 Pickles '26, Torch Staff '26, "She treats them all alillref' Harolc' Romine Pre: dent of Class '23, '24, '25g Basket- ball 23, '24, '25, '26, Baseball '23, '24, '26, Glee Club '23, '24, '25, '26g T. N. T. Staff '24g President of Student Body '26g Foot- ball '26, Pickles '26, Boys' Stunt Night '25. "High and night-fy." Fifteen i Kathryn See Burley, Idaho, '23, '24g Glee Club '25, 26g Operetta '25g Quien Sabe Club '25, '26, T. N. T. Staff '26, Torch Staff '26. "She who has the gift of art and uses it to good purpose." Flossie Smith Slick, Okla., '23, '24, Scholarship Society '26g Quien Sabe Club '26g T. N. T. Staff '26g Assistant Manager of Student Body Store. "A maiden scientific 'whose knowledge about everything is perfectly terrific." Kathlyn Wheaton Glee Culb '23g Operetta '24, '25g T. N. T. StaHF '24, '26g T. N. T. Editor '26g Junior Vodvil '26g Pickles '263 Schumann Society '26g Quien Sabe Club '263 Agatha's Aunt '263 Torch StaE '26. "Is there a heart that 'music cannot melt?" Dee Williamson-Senior B Lomita High School '23g Basketball '24, '25' ,265 Cafeteria Cashier '26g Quien Sabe Club '26 5 Agatha's Aunt.'26. "Ahead of the tim.o.v." I Mary Wilson Come Out of the Kitchen '25g Juni- Ax' Vod- vil '25g Secretary of Student Bo'-V '26g I Pickles '26g T. N. T. Staff '26. "Like the 'violet which alone prospers in some happy shade." Sixteen Walter Zuver Glee Club '23, '24, '25, '26, Orchestra '23, '24, '25, Operetta '23, Basketball '25, '26, Baseball '25, '26, Football '25, '26g Presi- dent of Class '26, Picklestglig Boys' Stunt un . Night '26, Agatha's A 6 "Oh! That baseball spirit." Andrew Fraser , fr. N. T. seas '26g Junior Vodvil '25, i "Life's ri serious propositiong girls too." CLASS MOTTO: "On top mul still climbi-ng." . ' - ' CLASS COLORS: Everett Richhart Senior B Blue and G01 d' Baseball '23, '24, '25, '26g Basketball '25 ' '26, Fooibaii '25g Giee Club '25, ' CLASS FLOWER: "A lad with fb future." Yellow Rose Class Pl'Opl'l9Cy 'Twas a warm, lazy day in June, A. D. 1950, when two men, both in a hurry, collided in the middle of one of the busiest lots of the M. J. B. Super- lative Features Movie Corporation. After amused bystanders had helped the gentlemen to upright positions, they turned to glare at each other. But the glares died before they had fully materialized, and the two stood there, staring in mutual, if somewhat dazed, recognition. The first to speak was the elder of the two. Short and decidedly rotund of build, and dressed in the height of fashion, he was easily recognizable as Melville J arrett, film magnate, and world famous as the producer of the Melville Jarrett's Best Features. "I say, old top, what was the result of the Beauty Contest you judged yesterday ?" The man addressed was an unusual figure, an extraordinarily tall, well- proportioned and perfectly groomed appearance made him noticeable in any crowd. He was Harry Nebenzahl, manager of the renowned Nebenzahl Follies, acknowledged to be a matchless assemblage of pulchritudinous beauty. ' At his companion's words, a telling gleam came into Mr. Nebenzahl's eyes, and it was plain to see that Melville had hit upon the latter's favorite topic of conversation, beautiful ladies. "Man she was a dream! A wow! A peach! Such eyes, such hair, such teeth!!" Harry- exclaimed, with a youthful gusto astonishing in a man of his age, Seventeen He would have continued his eulogies had not Jerry interrupted impa- tiently. "But who," he demanded, "who are you raving about ?" "Why the winner, Kathryn See! Whom did you think ? You never saw such matchless perfection! The Venus of 1950, she's-" "Kathryn Seeli' ejaculated Jerry. "Not my childhood sweetheart from Torrance? You must be crazy! !" "Absolutely not. The same girl, only more beautiful. Haven't you seen her picture in the Torrance Daily Herald as the most recent 'find' in the movie world? Jeanne Hudson, another old friend, took second place, and the contest was a close one. The judges had an argument which nearly ended in a free-for-all," replied Harry, with a reminiscent twinkle in his eye. "Speaking of old friends," he continued, "you should have been at the Street Sweepers' ball last night! The twenty-fourth anniversary and some affair! ! I" "Come up to my office and tell me all," commanded Jerry, leading the way to the elevator, "I remember as though it were yesterday, the first meeting of that glorious organization." After shooting up forty-nine stories in a gold and pearl elevator, the two men entered Melville's office. "The whole gang was there," Harry took up his narrative after seating himself in a sumptuous overstuffed divan. "I had the time of my life! !' "Irene Dunlop was the belle of the ball. She is just back from Florence where she took the Prix de Rome in the International Art Contest." Harold Romine, manager of the Romine Home for Old, Decrepit and Feeble-Minded Gentlewomen, came down from Los Angeles and led the Paul Jones with Ida Reeves, internationally known as the 'Best Dressed Woman in the World'. She wore a gorgeous creation which made all the other women green with envy." "I'll wager that's where my beautiful star, Isabel Hamilton, rushed right after the performance," ventured Jerry, who was listening attentively. "Why sure, old man, the whole Class of '26 was there, except you. It was some reunion." "We had a delightful program, furnished by members of our illustrious class. Walter Zuver, who is first tenor of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Company, flew down from Los Angeles in his coupe, to sing. To add zest to the program, Martha Lingenfelter, Pavlowa's successor, did her famous Swan Dance." "Is she as graceful as ever?" asked Melville. "Worse," answered Harry. "She weighs 275 pounds and is six feet tall, a truly magnificent specimen of womanhoodf' "After Martha retired, Erma Borgo played and sang one of her own compositions, entitled 'There's a Rock in the Softest Cradle'. She's quite an eminent composer, you know." Eighteen "By the way, what ever happened to Daisy Koehler ?" asked Jerry. "The last I heard she was working out a formula for making diamonds out of deceased frog's legs." "She perfected it," answered Harry, "and made her fortune. The only trouble was, the frogs were all killed off, and now they are as extinct as Ford automobiles." "Ruth Beckwith was with her. Ruth owns the Diamond Bar Ranch and won the Roosevelt Cowgirl Trophy last year." "And Garnet Cook-" "Garnet Cook!! At a dance'?!! Why I understood she was connected with the Salvation Army!" "You're right, she is! She's the whole army herself. Yes, Garnet was there all right, and the worst of it was, she held a revival meeting out in front of the Woman's Club while the ball was in progress. She had Helen Bodley, that notorious vampire, down on her knees swearing never again to vamp any poor, weak, innocent, helpless member of the male sex. She even promised to wear blinders!!" "I can hardly believe it," mused Melville. "To think that the members of our class could have changed so. My! My!" "Geneva Holland, the world's most popular debutante, was there in her usual extreme apparel She is engaged in her fourth breach of promise suit for this year, this time against the President of the Mars Limited Airline. Her motto is 'Twelve suits per annum'." "Martha Kirkpatrick! !" exclaimed Jerry, sitting bolt upright. "I used to think her the nicest girl in the Class of '26." "Of course, she was there," replied Harry. "Did you know she and Mary Wilson had both fallen in love with Stud Zuver? Well, they did, and fought over who should dance with him and sit by him, till Stud got real disgusted and went out in the kitchen to talk to Tot Wheaton, who was scrubbing the floor." "Scrubbing the Hoor! !" exclaimed Jerry. "Why, everyone expected her to have such a brilliant musical career!! What happened ?" Tot turned man-hater and now she boasts the exalted position of scrub- woman for all the influential families of Torrance. Rosalie Conkel, presi- dent of the 'Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Dumb Brutes', got Tot the job when she found her on the verge of starvation!! A sad story." "You haven't mentioned Jane R. Brineyj' interposed Jerry. "Well, Jane was there, but her head was buried in intellectual clouds all evening. She and Mr, Briney have just originated a new cult, which advo- cates the Perseverance of Primitive Prognosticationf' ' "Olga Powell was there, too. She's Writing freer verse now and read her latest effort. It was dedicated to the Street-Sweepers and made a big hit." "I guess I've told you everything now," concluded Harry, starting to rise, only to be pushed down by Jerry as he said: N ineteeiz, "You fogot Mrs. Eischen, our Classroom Teacher. I haven't heard of her for ages." "She's still teaching in the University of Torrance, hoping some day to find a class equal to that of '26. But she looks in vain, for there never has been and never will be a class as peppy, active and loyal as the Class of '26 of Torrance High School. Long Live It's Memory!I" Friday, June 11, 1926 SENIOR PLAY "Agatha's Aunt" Thursday, June 24, 1926 ' . COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES Processional-Largo CHandelJ . . Combined Orchestra Invocation ' Class Song Oration . . . . Olga Powell Violin Solo . . Walter Zuver Soprano Solo . . Kathlyn Wheaton Oration . . Andrew Fraser Soprano Solo . . . Geneva Holland Quartette- Jane Briney, Garnet Cook, Martha Lingenfelter, Isabel Hamilton Oration ...... . Kathryn See "In Sapphire Seas" CFrimlJ "Song of Liberty" fBeachJ . . . . . . . Combined Glee Clubs Presentation of Diplomas CLASS DAY F riday, June 25, 1926 Twenty Class Wiii In the name of Mr. Wood, We, the Class of '26, being this day only right in our minds and subject to no hallucinations, do solemnly swear this to be our last will and testament, all previous documents being dull and unavoid- able. We hereby will our official ability to the J uniorsg may their hats never get too small. To the Sophomores, We bequeath our numerous boys, To the Frosh, three years of grief. We will Mrs. Eischen and our classroom to the incoming B7 s, according to custom. ' To the Faculty We leave our sincerest sympathy. To the school as a whole We will the pleasure of thinking of the great deeds of the Class of 1926. Ruth Beckwith leaves her stature to Ben Hannebrink. Kathlyn Wheaton, Daisy Koehler and Mary Wilson leave their long hair to Mr. Austin, providing that he uses it to the best of his ability in estab- lishing a mattress factory, bearing the names of the donors. Harry Nebenzahl bequeaths his gum to Floyd Chandler. Jane Roelofs leaves her lovely voice to Tom Jones. Harold Romine leaves Eunice on her door-step, every evening. Melville Jarrett leaves his excuse cards to the ofiice practice class. ' Walter Zufer leaves Study Hall-by request! Martha Lingenfelter bequeaths her beautiful, deep bass voice to Johnny Fiesel CCleopatraJ. Helen Bodley generously Wills her giggle to Eileen Woodburn. Geneva leaves her dramatic ability to Eugene Risden. Garnet Cook bequeaths her mechanical ability to Benny Lepkin. Rosalie bequeaths her talkativeness to Bee Sharon. Kathryn See bequeaths her artistic ability to Miss Chase. Erma Borgo leaves her Winning smile to Paul Sleppy. Isabel leaves her typewriting ability to Alan Renn. Martha Kirkpatrick Wills all her unfinished bookkeeping to Miss Weaver. Olga Powell bequeaths her iiaming hair to Richard Darling. Our last Wish is that all our bad grades be buried with us and the spirits of our good ones return to haunt Miss Mill's room forever. Heheunto this document we do affix our names, this first day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-six. QSignedJ CLASS OF '26. - Twenty- 0-ne Twenty-two V.. r., .g.3i,.T.,g . ,fish .?J..Y,.-. .... . - Y ii. r . 1 iiiis s ' ' ntn i ' -1',' ' 'W J. ' U P L "" i ' '9 ' 1:22.-pi?H it 1 ' 4 ie gf- li iiiii VU' . Q- " ssirr M i' if . V i a a i JUNIOR 'CLASS President . . . .... . .Floyd Chandler Vice-President . . . Eileen Woodburn Secretary . . . . . Ruth Lingenfelter Treasurer .... . Lucille Morrison Sergeant-at-Arms . . . Harry Phillips Class Yell Leader . . .... Harry Phillips Class Motto: "Knowledge is Power." Class Colors: Crimson and White. The renowned Class of '27, now in its junior year, first organized three years ago with a resolution to conquer more battles for T. H. S. The class, under the successful guidance of Mrs. Boynton for three years, now boast of every honor eligible in high school activities, V The Juniors showed a peppy spirit by being the first class to present a play to the public in their junior year. Mary Guyan and Harry Phillips, assisted bymany talented Juniors, successfully gave the rightfully entitled play, "The J H11lO1'H. Originality was shown by the Juniors when they designed the emblem for the school. May they be remembered by all schoolmates of the coming years. They feel highly honored in being the first class to bear the emblem on their pins. O11 the student council of T. H. S. five members out of ten are of the Junior Class. They are: Leonard Babcock, Floyd Chandler, Ray Sleppy, Harry Phillips and Richard Von Hagen. Maurice Fyfe, Richard 'Von Hagen, Eileen Woodburn, Floyd Chandler, Ruth Lingenfelter, Toshi Kiyomura and Harry Phillips uphold the Junior Class by being active members of the Honor Society. Twenty-tlzree JUNIOR CLASS The Junior Class maintains several offices of the Student Bodyg Dick Von Hagen, Vice-President and Secretary of the Boys' Leagueg Leonard Babcock, Yell Leader 5 Harry Phillips, President of the Boys' Leagueg Floyd Chandler, Manager of Student Body Store, and Commissioner of Oral and Art Activitiesg Eileen Woodburn, President of the Honor Societyg Ray Sleppy, Commissioner of Athleticsg Ruth Lingenfelter, Editor of the Annual, and Dorothy Darling, Secretary of the Girls' League. In athletics the Junior Class is equally well represented. There were only three boys from Torrance Hi eligible to enter the district track meet held at Bell in April, two of whom came from the Junior Class. They are: Russell Roberts, who competed in various events, and Ray Sleppy, who won a medal for pole vaulting. The Inter-Class Athletic pennant awarded to the class winning the championship in athletics for the entire year was won by the Class of 1927 last year. This pennant includes basketball, track and baseball. The Junior Class has already Won the basketball and track championships, and they have only to win second place in baseball to win the Inter-Class pen- nant for the second successive year. Seek Knowledge Crave Honor Have High Ideals Obey Rules Observe Decorum Live Right Support Teams Produce Pep Improve Morals Root Vigorously I mprove Yourself Trust Others Twenty four JUNIOR IFS What Would T. H. S. Do If: Lex should get married? Edward should call Dorothy his darling? Chester should quit school? 4 Myrle should drive over twenty-five miles an hour? Ruth Lingenfelter should dye her hair 1'ed? Paul should become "Willy's,' Knight? Maurice should look at a girl? , Verne should look at Mary? Esther should giggle? Floyd should fail to Walk home with "Tottie"? Ray should forget to marcel his hair? Ruth Warren should go to Texas? Eustus should say his name was Long? Harry should lose his voice? Leonard should be called "Bluebeard" ? Warren should be seen with a book? Russell should happen to have his algebra? Toshi should fail to have her chemistry? Ted should be called "Slim"? Eileen should smile at Harry? Dick V. H. should be on the Honor Roll? "Doug" should tease the girls? Lucille should lose her "Boots"? Ruth should fail to say "no" to Miss Burnham? Cassie should look at a boy? Ethelene should mention "Dick"? Leslie should swear off girls? Edna should forget to come to school? Marjy should go to a dance? Ben L. should fail to spy on the morning chemistry class? John should be called an escaped convict. Charline should plead with Mr. Mowry? Clifford should get a girl? Ruth Murray should vamp Myrle? Edith should write such an article as this? Twenty-five h.g..w. SOPHOMORE CLASS CLASS OFFICERS President . . ........ Richard Patterson Secretary . . .... Nina Leslie Treasurer . . ........ . . Hazel Clark CLASS ATHLETICS The Sophomore class was well represented in basketball by Richard Patterson, Ben Townsend and Dale Merritt. Richard Patterson and Ben Townsend played on the champion Lightweight team. Dale was a lighting Midget. In football, Richard Patterson and Dale Merritt were good representa- tives. In baseball we claim the left and right fielders, namely, Richard Patter- son and Ben Townsend. CLASS REPORT The Class of '28 gladly pass on to the coming Sophomores the right to initiate the green Freshmen. All those of the Student Body know how nobly we fought for our rights. Of course, the right always conquers, so we came out the winners. Altogether the Class of '28 has enjoyed our Sophomore year. We have had trouble fconcerning the initiation both before and afterl, but we have weathered through them and are still here, wiser for the experience. Sopliomores furnished several amateur actors for "Pickles" and "Am I Intruding T" The Class of '28 has been interested in every movement that goes to make a better school. X Twenty-sin: FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS President . . ..... . . Robert Williams Vice-President . . . . Joe Townsend Secretary . . . . Beatrice Sharon Treasurer .... . . . . . .r Claude Mills The -Freshmen did quite a bit this year to uphold the honor of the school, especially in athletics. During the football season our number of players was two: John Reyn- olds and Alfred Pennington, and last but not least, the manager, Joe Gianera. They shone especially in the basketball season. The Fleaweight team contained the following Freshmen: Orville Hudson, Howard Hudson, La Dorn Hall, Joe Townsend, John Kolesar and Charles Ruppel. In the Mid- gets they gave the school Peary Quigley, Claude Mills, Joe Gianera, Bob Torrey, Alfred Pennington and Harold Cook: Robert Williams managing them all. In baseball we have Bob Torrey, in track, Joe Gianera and Alfred Pen- nington. The Freshman party happened to be a wienie-bake, held at Clifton by the Sea. The class met in front of the school, and was taken over by the school bus. Some time was spent in playing games, while several of the boys built a huge bonfire. Then they baked wienies and marshmallows, of which there was plenty for all. Of course, everyone had a wonderful time! Twenty-seven W wi .1 w ' :wa-V ,'s, , 'fi , . I s, ,n Y, ,-..,- , ,N M.. a'6x r--, V - yrl-. .yi - ,, I E., Zfitifif ,oz-aiififfaai-5, ,, n J. f .L EIGHTH GRADE ' Section 1 A-8 Section 2 Margaret MacDonald .... President . . . Charles Faulkner Lavernia Melby ..... Vice-President . . . . Paul Lessing Ima Chandler . . . . Secretary . .- . . Richard Pullman Not Elected . . . Treasurer . . . .V Muriel Bell Claud Grant . . . . Yell Leader . . . . Frederic Shidler Lavernia Melby . . . . Girls' League . . . . Phyllis Knorr B-8 President . . . . . . . . Frank Hayes Vice-President . . . Myrtle Perkins Secretary . . .... Josephine See Treasurer . . . . Dorothy Reineman Yell Leaders ........ Leonard Lock, Joe Tavan Representative ........... Louise Hansen In every respect the Eighth Grade has aided in making T. H. S. the best school ever, not only in athletics but in all pursuits of the Junior High. In the Constitutional Contest for the Junior High, John Young took first place and Margaret MacDonald tied for second, both from AS. A8 section 2 has an active English Club with Beulah Cooper as presi- dent, Paul Lessing, vice-president, and Mary McLean, secretary. Programs are made out by the members and given twice a month. In the "Pirate's Daughter", many of the leads Were taken by eighth graders and a large part of the chorus was composed of this peppy class. We have six members in the Junior Hi Orchestra. We are proud of the number on the honor roll: Musiel Bell, Edna Ham- man, Dorothy Eshom, John Young, Beulah Cooper, Richard Waller, Eld- ridge Bayes, Frederic Shidler, Edna Richhart, Margaret Richhart, Josephine See, Paul Batovsky, Phyllis Knorr, Dorothy Reineman and Kiyomi Akuta- gawa. Twenty-eight H 14151. vi fm SEVENTH GRADE A7 OFFICERS B7 Miriam Thompson . . . . President . . . . Frank Woodington Earl McKnight . . . V ice-President . . . . Wilson Page Jack Brown . . . . Secretary . G . . Marcella Kembel Franklin Hudson . . . . Treasurer ....... Not Elected Earl McKnight . '. . . Yell Leader.Justine Strover, Albert Bartlett Betty Jane Ripple . . . Girls' League.Justine Strover, Gladys Smith T. N. T. Reporters . . . . . Frank Woodington, Setsu Kiyomura Representatives in all school activities, and high scholarship is the aim of the Seventh Grade. Milicent Baker, Marcella Keinbel, Veronica McNeil, George Lancaster, Miriam Thompson, Arthur MacDonald and Howard Totten are on the honor roll. Jean Smith is on the Torch staff. Marcella Kemloel tied for second place in Junior High Constitutional Contest. Millicent Baker has drawn some very interesting pictures. Dallas Danford is in the Junior Hi Orchestra. Surely the "Pirate's Daughteru would have been less successful Without a large number of seventh graders. Twenty-11.i11.e Thirty SCHOOL ORCANIZAT ION S 'Qi VIKLS A? E J LEACU ...TW if BOYS LEAWE E ..,rA9P" -3 CI RLS ...Q-V' SCIIOLAR Slllf SOEIE T Z Hifi B CYS DLEE ILUB Y if VIKLS SLEE CLUB SPANISH iv' MUSIC AP P CLUB QV TMJ 4 ,-QW JUNIOR HIFI-I oacnzsrlm ,J STIIDEIIT snr GGY T B - L f5i?1:'.p W HS B i f-1 , 1t1IfUl!ifll1flW ..,,. .. Q ' ' L ,awhuflllflimllre ---MNIHHHIIYHUQ C B g ::':'f,:::.3 X F Q A 'A NV ,... .uumfITllW"" QNWHIIIWIFWV '-in-s.4-Ln-1 ' ""' :,,-Q , ' . Bu Q , ,WLIIHUKW igwullllffmd f , W' Y f c 5 4:1242 -, ,w,,,Ummu,,l Zllflrm., - ' '?:?1"x"x' . 5 V aww! rssuwm. fwuwlmm' X ROBERT KENBEL -3191 vu gigs STUDENT COUNCIL HALL CHANDLER SLEPPY ROMINE VON HAGEN PHILLIPS BABCOCK WILSON CRANE BECKWITH CON KEL HOLLAND REEVE THE STUDENT BODY President ............. Harold Romine Vice-President ......... , Richard Von Hagen Secretary ...... .... il Iary Wilson Treasurer ....... . . Rosalie Conkel Commissioner of Athletics ........ Ray Sleppy Yell Leaders ...... Harry Phillips, Leonard Babcock Our Student Body has certainly been a success this year. Every one has co-operated and worked for a better organization. Some interesting aud calls and various entertainments have been effi- ciently planned and managed by the officers. Their play, "Am I Intruding ?" was very well received and attended. By reason of exceedingly diligent work on the part of Miss Weaver at the books, the Student Body, by the close of the year, will have paid up all debts incurred and acquired a great deal of equipment. The ready cooperation of Mr. Wood has been felt by the entire member- ship. YELL LEADERS Throughout the year two peppy enthusiasts, Harry Phillips and Leonard Babcock, both from the class of 1927, led the yells most efliciently a11d taught us several new yells and songs. One of them, the new school song written by Mrs. Eischen and Miss Lingenfelter, has been a great factor in arousing loyalty. Thirty-two STUDENT GOVERNMENT Girls' President . . . . Ruth Beckwith Boys' President . . . . . . . Melville Jarrett Our Student Government, in its second year of existence, has intro- duced some successful improvements, the foremost being hall patroling between classes. Ruth Beckwith, the president of the Girls' Self-Government, had ten assistants, as did also Melville Jarrett. Both have had splendid cooperation throughout the year. Yes! Melville and Ruth have made every one walk the chalk. 1 THE GIRLS' LEAGUE FIRST SEMESTER President. . Vice-President . Treasurer . . . Secretary . SECOND SEMESTER President. . Vice-President. . . Secretary . . . . Treasurer ............ . . . Ida Reeve Ruth Beckwith . Rosalie Conkel Lucille Morrison Ida Reeve Mildred Pannier Dorothy Darling Kathryn Fordice The Girls' League, an organization open to all girls in the school, has done its best to create a spirit of democracy and friendliness among its members. It has also done much to encourage uniform dress. This group presented a play "The Whole Truth". Several matinee dances have been a popular as well as an excellent device for promoting good fellowship. Tlzirtlu-tlzree THE BOYS' LEAGUE OFFICERS-FIRST SEMESTER President ..... ....... I iarry Phillips Vice-President . .... Ray Sleppy Secretary . . . . . Richard Von Hagen Treasurer . . . . . Russell Roberts OFFICERS-SECOND SEMESTER President . . . . . Harry Phillips Vice-President . . . . Robert Williams Secretary . . , . . Richard Von Hagen Treasurer ............. Harold Romine The Boys' League stands for closer friendship among the boys and seeks to cooperate in all High School activities in every possible way, One of the crowning events of the Boys' League this year was the bon- fire, given to celebrate the close of the basketball season. T CLUB President ..... ..... R ay Sleppy Vice-President .......... Richard Von Hagen Secretary and Treasurer ........ Harold Romine The T Club is a peppy organization of the boys who have earned letters in basketball, baseball, football, or track. y MEMBERS Ray Sleppy, Harold Romine, Harry Phillips, Ben Townsend, Floyd Chandler, Douglas Simpson, Jack Reeve, Eugene Risden, Leonard Babcock, Perry Quigley, Warren McMillan, Ben Lepkin, Harold Cook, Richard Pat- terson, Clifford Ruppel, Melville Jarrett, Emerson LeClerq, Claude Mills, John Reynolds, Russel Roberts, John Fiesel, Dale Merritt, Lex Briney, Walter Zuver, Everett Richhart, Harry Nebenzahl, Ted Troost, Dee William- son, Orville Hudson, Howard Hudson, Myrle Bacon, Joe Townsend, Maurice Fyfe, Charles Ruppel. Thirty-fam' THE SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY President ............ Eileen Woodburn Vice-President . . .... Maurice Fyfe Secretary . . . . . Jane Roelofs Briney Treasurer . . . . Richard Von Hagen Faculty Adviser .... . . . . Miss Irene Mills Our Scholarship Society, Chapter 121, is a new society at T. H. S. It just started in the second semester of the year of 1925 and 1926. The charter was presented to this society by Miss Deatherage from Redondo Union I-Iigh. The president of the society then presented it to Harold Romine, the President of the Student Body, to hold in charge. There were twenty-six members when the charter was presented. Its members hope that each quarter of the following years there may be more members added and none dropped. It is composed of only students in the Senior High School who have earned ten points during the previous semester. An A in a solid counts three points and a B one point. First class. Student Body oflices add one point. If a student has earned membership during two-thirds of his attend- ance in high school he may be awarded the pin at the time he enters the Senior class. Those who earn membership for two-thirds of the full high school attendance are entitled to have their diploma, permanent record, and college recommendations embossed with the seal of the California Scholar- ship Federation. They are then life members of the Torrance High School Chapter. Their first activity was a clever one-act play, "A Case of Suspension." Members of the Society are: La Dorne Hall, Doris Spoon, Margaret Tiffany, Jane Roelofs Briney, Richard Sinclair, Tatsuo Inouye, Ben Town- send, Warren McMillan, Toshi Kiyomura, Floyd Chandler, Eileen Woodburn, Harry Phillips, Maurice Fyfe, Richard Von Hagen, Helen Bodley, Erma Borgo, Martha Kirkpatrick, Olga Powell, Kathryn See, Kathlyn Wheaton, Flossie Smith, Martha Lingenfelter, Marion V ieths, Frances Haynes, Ruth Lingenfelter. ' '1'h'irty-five V ...., ' ,Q l l 1 ' EQQJ C ' ' STREET SVVEEPERS' DEPARTMENT President ............. Thomas Jones Secretary-Treasurer ....... , Thomas Dougherty The Street Sweepers' Club, although it has not existed long, has had a decided influence on the school life of Torrance. It had its origin in boys' week, the last Week of April, its charter members being the boys who held the positions of street sweepers at that time. The first function of the Street Sweepers' Club was the Street Sweep- ers' Ball, the proceeds of which were donated to Torrance High athletics. The ball was followed shortly by a banquet, at which Thomas Jones was elected president and Thomas Dougherty, secretary and treasurer. The Street Sweepers' ball and banquet are to be monthly affairs from now on. We trust they will prove as successful in the future as they have in the past. This organization is sanctioned by the Rotary Club, and hereafter will be sponsored by that organization, serving as a Junior Rotary Club. It is a club of very high ideals, its code of ethics being: "To develop perfect man- hood, to develop a respect for women, to develop a greater community lifeg to develop a clean social life in Torrance High School." MEMBERS ' Thomas Jones, Thomas' Dougherty, Peary Quigley, Russel Roberts, Claude Mills, Forrest McKinley, Richard Darling, Harold Cook, Walter Zuver, Dale Merritt, Harwood Clark, Richard Patterson, Melville Jarrett, John Fiesel, Jack Reeve, Ben Lepkin, Douglas Simpson, Melvin McFarland, Vincent Stewart, Henry Walker, Marion Dougherty, Richard Danton. Tlvirtgu-sizv GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION President . . . . . Geneva Holland Vice-President . . . . Lucille Morrison- Secretary ............. Daisy Koehler The Girls' Athletic Association of Torrance High School is a new asso- ciation being formed this year. - It is made up .of all girls in the school and is managed by a council com- posed of: The President, who is also Athletic Manager, the Vice-President, the Secretary, and the head of sports for each class. The participation in sports calls for the following requirements: A. Scholarship-no failure preceding term. B. Health-physical examination by school physician. Follow rules for healthful living, food, sleep, etc. C. Good sportsmanship. D. To make a team, a girl must be out for three-fourths of the prac- tices. ' E. No one is eligible for a school team if she represents an outside organization in the same sport. ' The point system is adopted for all physical education work. The school letter is the highest award. In order to get a letter one must have 500 points. Points are given for various achievements. A certain number for each sport, for holding executive offices, and so forth. This year the Seniors are to be given letters if they have 150 points, due to the short time which the association has been organized. All Senior girls are going to receive a letter of which they will surely be proud. TlLi1'ty-seven WQUIEN SABE" A President . . . ..... . Kathlyn Wheaton Vice-President . . Floyd 'Chandler Secretary . . . . . Eileen Woodburn Treasurer .............. Ray Sleppy Faculty Adviser ........ Mrs. Mabel T. Boynton Quien Sabe is the Spanish Club. It started only this year 3 its object being to speak nothing but Spanish. If English is spoken, a fine of one cent a word is charged. The club meets every second Tuesday and has some very novel enter- tainments and attractively served suppers. On April 6th they attended a Spanish entertainment at the Philharmonic Auditorium, which afforded a pleasant innovation. MEMBERS Kathlyn Wheaton, Floyd Chandler, Eileen Woodburn, Ray Sleppy, Maurice Fyfe, Eustus Long, Richard Von Hagen, Dee Williamson, Ethelene Woodington, Frances Haynes, Christine Hamman, Tatsuo Inouye, Esther Hallwerck, Flossie Smith, Isabelle Hamilton, Geneva Holland, Helen Bodley, Kathryn See, Daisy Koehler, Jane Briney, Harry Phillips, Olive McKenzie, Jeanne Hudson, Ted Troost, Charline Edwards and Vivian Beckwith. SCHUMAN N SOCIETY President ..... - . . . Lex Briney Vice-President .... . . Charline Edwards Secretary and Treasurer . . . Lucille Morrison Program Chairman ......... Kathlyn Wheaton Faculty Advisor ........... Mrs. Eischen The object of this new society was to learn better how to appreciate music. It has indeed been of service, The club attended two operas, Madame Butterfly and Lohengrin. A party was also given for the winners of the Junior High music appreciation contest. MEMBERS ' Harry Phillips, Floyd Chandler, Garnet Cook, Leonard Babcock, Doris Edwards, Martha Lingenfelter, Everett Richart, Toshi Kiyomura, Thelma Price, Paul Denny, Kathlyn Wheaton, Richard Patterson, Clifford Ruppel, Jane Roelofs Briney, John Fiesel, Charline Edwards, Lex Briney, Dorothy Darling, Ruth Lingenfelter, Marie Evans, Jacqueline Treadwell, Esther Hallwerck, Lucille Morrison and Miss Lois Lingenfelter. Thirty-eight 1 ORCHESTRAS The manager of the Junior High Orchestra was Jacqueline Treadwell. It consisted of thirteen members, and they furnished an excellent quality of music for plays, operetta, and various and calls. It has shown marked progress this year, and has astonished its audiences frequently with its ability. MEMBERS Valorus Bradbury, Dallas Danford, Dorothy Eshom, Raymond Flood, Frederic Shidler, Eunice Tansey, Nyla Tansey, Jacqueline Treadwell, Dor- othy Wacker, John Young, Richard Stevens. The High School Orchestra meets three times a week during the eighth period. This orchestra is composed mostly of Freshmen. Although it has not appeared in any of our school activities this last semester, due to lack of practice, great things are expected of this group during the remainder of their high school course. The students belonging to this organization are: Evelyn Hilpert, first piano 3 Charles Ruppel, second piano, John Kolesar, Alfred Jaunsen and Marie Evans, violins, John Fiesel and Frank Russel, saxophoneg Elwood Nahmans, cornet. ' I 'hirty-fnioz c 9,10 91.10 flew 'ulnqpoolyy uaalgg 'UOSUAA A191-Q 'sqqaglx ulapxew '.1aAnZ 99114993 'WS bzmf 'suazxaqg 11.195 'uol 911 SHH aagung 'HaAAp129.1LL mal 'I 'Kas sgo 1911193 'uospnH auueaf 'S9uAleH 'u9sueH agsseg 'lasagg new 'x191amHeH sgolaog El Kmulg 'Aaugx noq q 'uasueg U0 as! 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Paul Denny Very creditable Work is a feature of this group since its organization in the fall. The members appeared in the operetta and numerous programs. They have combined better musical programs with social enjoyment. MEMBERS Leonard Babcock, Lex Briney, Floyd Chandler, Harwood Clark, Richard Danton, Paul Denny, Jack Reeve, Richard Darling, Thomas Dougherty, John Fiesel, Dale Merritt, Forrest McKinley, Richard Patterson, Harry Phillips, Harold Romine, Clifford Ruppel, Frank Russell, Richard Sinclair, Vincent Stewart, William Wilson and Ben Lepkin. F orby-one Forty-two 'I' f' ' ff: Q4 , vii' a., ,n 1 ...A if K .4 5 A-5 Ag N Q X FY , F .,.-.,,, A., .n, X X X i H',?p,,y.. a GG' 7 545349 59 iv.. an gf K , " o F .L ' X .,, f 'I'-H'S f' i, J' rl -f '4.:1,,:l: -A Y fg 'tif 'E Z? ,:.,y' l .A.., . X X X lforty-tlwee Editor ..... Assistant Editor . . . Business Manager . First Assistant Manager . . Second Assistant Manager . Snap Shots .... Assistant .... Art Editor . . Assistant . . Yarns Editor . . Assistant . . Senior Editor . Assistant . . . Faculty Editor . . Assistant . . . Class Editor . . Assistant .... Organizations Editor Student Life Editor . Athletics Editor . . Assistant .... Assistant .... Subscription Manager Typist ..... Faculty Adviser . . Art Supervisor . Seventh Grade . . Eighth Grade. . Freshman. . Sophomore . Junior . . THE TORCH STAFF REPORTERS . Ruth Lingenfelter Jane Roelofs Briney . . Floyd Chandler . . Harry Phillips Richard Von Hagen . . . Garnet Cook . Ruth Warren . . Kathryn See . Richard Sinclair . . . Lex Briney . . Helen Bodley Martha Lingenfelter . . . Ida Reeve . . Olga Powell . . Daisy Kohler . Edith Harshman . . Daisy Koehler . Charline Edwards . Eileen Woodburn . . Harry Phillips . Kathlyn Wheaton . Frances Haynes Martha Kirkpatrick . . Olive McKenzie . Ethel Burnham . . Ada Chase . . Jean Smith . . Beulah Cooper . . Louise Hilpert . . Marian Vieths . Edith Harshman Forty-four With the issue of our first annual, the Torch Staff feels that an impor- tant addition has been made to Torrance High School activities. An attrac- tive cover in the school colors, with an artistic design by Richard Sinclair, division pages with marine ideas as devised by Miss Chase, combined with pictures and Write-ups of familiar scenes, events and peopleg all planned by our members and admirably carried out by The Boulevard Print Shop, La Plante Studio, Commercial Art and Engraving Company and the Murillc Studios, will give any subscriber a book Well worth keeping. It has taken no small amount of effort to plan it and to finance it, but with the success- ful achievement, for so we consider it, the volume should be but the first of a long line to follow. TORRANCE NEWS TORCH Editor-in-Chief .......... Kathlyn Wheaton Associate Editor . . . Kathryn See Business Manager . . . . Edward Price Circulation Manager . . . . Paul Denny Sport Editor . . . . . Richard Patterson Exchange Editor . . . . . Flossie Smith Joke Editor . . .' . ....... Harry Nebenzahl Typing Supervisor .......... Olive McKenzie Star Reporters .... Ruth Beckwith, Mary Wilson, Isabel Hamilton, Martha Lingenfelter, Virginia Torrey, Garnet Cook, Jeanne Hudson, Dale Merritt and Francis Buckman Our weekly paper set sail in a calm sea in the fall of 1925. A contest was held, and after weeks of consideration the name Torrance News Torch was chosen as representing the ideals of the Student Body rather than the old name Torrance News Tenacle. V A T. N. T. was then brought out each week and printed by the Torrance Herald Press. It was giving satisfaction until it went into some hidden financial rocks. For about ive weeks no "Torch" flamed brightly in Torrance High., At last the journalism class took the helm and piloted a number each week into port, by way of the mimeograph. .1 The school is looking forward hopefully to next year, when a printing press is promised, along with a new teacher who will have charge of oper- ating it. Forty-fiz'e DRAMATICS "Am I Intruding?" Mrs. Hastings, the housekeeper , . . . Mary Guyan Blair Hoover, the adventurer . . . . . James Baguley Earnest Rathburn, J ane's secretary .... Harwood Clark Marjory Vare, the elder daughter . . . . Clara Powell Dickie Waldron, a romanticist . . . . . Cato Runyan Mona, the maid ....... . Isabel Hamilton Horace Vare, the father . .. . . . . . Tom Jones Violet Vare, the younger daughter . . . . Marian Vieths Peter, devoted to Vi ..... . . Richard Sinclair Dora, a friend of Vi's . . . . . . Rose Paige Jerry Mays, from Sage Creek . .... Floyd Chandler Jane, Vare's niece ........ Martha Kirkpatrick Director, Miss Millerd Actors and directors combined, constituted an exceedingly well appreci- ated play, "Am I Intruding?" A large audience and mysterious plot go well together, and everyone was entirely baffled until Floyd Chandler, as the hero, entered and saved the day. This was our annual high school play, and truly none better was ever produced. "Who's a Coward?" "Wl1o's a Coward?" presented at Bell Saturday night, April 17, so pleased the audience and judges that it was given first place in the stunts following the district track meet, and won a beautiful silver cup for Tor- rance. Geneva Holland, Harry Phillips and Richard Von Hagen acted under the direction of Miss Lingenfelter. As the entire Marine League was well represented, we were very proud to be given first place. ' THE WHOLE TRUTH At an Aud call on November 13th, the Girls' League' presented "The Whole Truth". Mary LeClercq and Kathryn See in the leads, added much to the success of the play. The proceeds went to the Girls' League treasury. ' MAY FESTIVAL Our annual girls' May Day Festival was held April 30th. Under Mrs. Morse's able direction the gala event was very much of a success, and we are Sll1'6 the audience enjoyed-it as much as the girls. The costuniing as planned by Miss Chase and Miss Coller was more than usually clever, espe- cially those for the various spring flowers and frogs. The scenes, dances and songs combined to captivate an audience of parents and students. Forty-six "THE JUNIORH CAST Edward Moore . . . . Harry Phillips "Jimmy" Monroe . . .... Ray Sleppy "Thin" Smith .... . . Emerson LeC1ercq "Deinosthenes" Merwyn . . . . Floyd Chandler "Silk" Ricketts ....... . . . John Fiesel "Willy" Rockwell ........... Paul Denny Thomas J. Highfield, a captain of finance . Richard Van Hagen President Fowler, of Lakeville University . . Edward Price Janet Hale, Highfield's niece ....... Mary Guyan Mabel Gray ........... Esther Hallwerck Verda Griswold ...... . . Dorothy Darling Violet, who was born there ..... Jane Roelofs Briney Seniors and Juniors, Class of '27 "The Junior", presented by the Class of '27 on December 11th, under the direction of Miss Millerd and Miss Lingenfeltenrwas the first J unioi Class Play ever given to the public. Clever acting, ingenious plot, and sev- eral good comedy characters contributed to the success of this performance. The Juniors took entire charge of the production, providing stage crew, ushers, orchestra and prologue. "AGATHA'S AHNTH "Agatha's Aunt" proved to be one of the most successful productions of the year, because it was given by the Class of 1926. This three-act play had an exciting plot, involving a blind man and a beautiful girl who disguised herself as her own aunt. The cast follows: Agatha Kent . Burton Forbes . . Zaida Finch . Phemie Tidd . Howard Kent . Julia Studley . Mrs. Knox . . Jim Doolittle , Deacon Wiggins Ridgely Warren If arty seven . Kathyln Wheaton . . . Walter Zuver Jane Roelofs Briney . . Jeanne Hudson . Dee Williamson . . Geneva Holland Martha Kirkpatrick . . . Tom Jones Martha Lingenfelter . Everett Richhart "PICKLES', CAST Hans Maier . . . . . . . Harry Phillips Louisa .... ., . Martha Lingenfelter Captain Kinski . . . . Leonard Babcock Bumski .... . . Tom Dougherty Rumski .... . Harry Nebenzahl J. J enison Jones . . . . . Lex Briney, J igo ..... . . Walter Zuver Ilona ..... . . Joanna Neelands Arthur Crefont . . . . Edward Price June Pennington . . . . , Kathlyn Wheaton Jonas H. Pennington ..... . . Robert Bartlett Lady Vivian Delancy ......... Geneva Holland CHORUS MEMBERS Harwood Clark, Rose Paige, Jane Roelofs Briney, Ida Reeve, Margaret Tiffany, Kathryn See, Vivian Beckwith, Helen Bodley, Dale Merritt, Vin- cent Stewart, Floyd Chandler, Clifford Ruppel, Harold Romine, John Fiesel, Myrle Bacon, Paul Denny, Cassie Hansen, Emmy Lou Hansen, Mary Fiesel, Doris Spoon, Maxine Brown, Ruth Beckwith. Mary Guyan, Iva McDonough, Marjorie Huber, Marian Vieths, Ruth Lingenfelter, Jeanne Hudson, Wini- fred Nickerson, Toshi Kiyomura, Esther Hallwerck, Mary Wilson, Beatrice Sharon, Thelma Price, Sophia Miller, Lois Zuver, Hazel Clark, Olive Hellon, Frances Haynes, Dorothy Darling and Mary LeClercq. The nrst production of the year was "Pickles", a musical comedy, pre- sented on November 20th, by the combined Glee Clubs under the direction of Mrs. Eichen, Miss Lingenfelter and Mrs. Morse. All the characters were especially fitted for their parts. The brilliant costumes and lighting effects were really excellent, providing a suitable background for the action and siiiging, which were above par. F'oo'ty-eight "THE PIRATE'S DAUGHTER" CAST Mrs. Schuyler . . . . . . Fern Stevens Mrs. Vander Meer . . Louise Hansen Elsie ..... . . Beulah Cooper Willberg . . . Franklyn Hudson Peter . . . . . . Hartley Carr Jacqueline . ........ Eunice Tansey Mr. La Rue . . . . . - .... . . Jack Ross Egtfilika 5 "" A uDutChyHpair ' MiTltD?g:1aEOiiA3F115 Mahmat Singh ........... Winston Baird Mr. Vander Meer .... . . Eldridge Bayes Schmidt ....... . . Richard Waller Mate Frederick Shidler Dub . . . Pirates . . . . Richard Pullman Gub L Charles Faulkner Mitj e I f Jacqueline Treadwell Fritje . . Village Maidens . . Miriam Thompson Gretchen Allie May Murphy CHORUS MEMBERS Villagers: Mildred Holland, Allie May Murphy, Jacqueline Treadwell, Miriam Thompson, Toma Kightlinger, Muriel Bell, Dorothy Reineman, Dor- othy Eshom, Marie Carlin, Marcella Kembel, Grace Buck, Raymond Flood, Arthur McDonald, Joe Severns, Bill Parke, Worthington Howe, Hilda Chris- tiansen. Pirates: Frederic Shidler, Charles Faulkner, Richard Pullman, Victor Kasper, Albert Curler, George Lancaster, John Young, Louis Lisoni, Toshi- aki Suminaga. Policemen: Joe Tavan, Cecil J ustice, Fred Powell, Eugene Newby, Ralph Harder, Claude Grant, Robert Hannan, Paul Lessing. Guests: Betty Jane Ripple, Genevieve Miller, Dorothy Hanson, Edith Corbett, Ellen Stanley, Maxine Myrick, Dorothy Stevenson, Dorothy Chandler, Jean Smith, Leta West, Norma Rappaport, Beatrice Huddelston, Edgar Reeve, La Verne Hale, Merton Gilbert, Dale Foster, Jacob Gall, Milton Foster, Paul Sleppy, Alfred Marcus, Elwyn Jarrett, Howard Totten, Samuel Bone, VVinifred Funderburk, Opal Ray, Justine Strover. "The Pirate's Daughter" was a musical operetta given by the Junior High School on May 14. It was the first public performance ever given by this part of the school. Miss Lingenfelter, Mrs. Eischen and Mrs. Morse were the directors. . The costumse were made by the cast, with the able sssistance of Miss Chase and Miss Colle1'. Part of the scenery was also made by members. Harold Stevenson and Worthington Howe took care of the stage managing and properties, respectively. l"orty-nine The first scene was a celebration of the birthday of Mr. VanderMeer. As entertainment they had engaged a Hindoo necromancer who could hyp- notize anyone. While they were hypnotized they dreamed of the olden days of Holland. The next was a scene of olden days with pirates and gold. Everybody enjoyed the songs of the pirates and the plot. The last scene was the awakening of all at the party, and the telling of dreams. The cast were so enthusiastic over their first entrance into stage life that they were all eager to form a company at once and continue that kind of life. Everyone will be glad to hear from the Junior High again. STAGE CREW AND PROPERTIES Members of the stage-crew are: Lex Briney, manager, Everett Richhart, assistant managerg Ray Sleppy, electriciang Theodore Troost, carpenter, Richard Von Hagen, stage handg Mildred Pannier, properties, and Ruth Beckwith, costumes. This crew has served the school in a splendid way during the past year by assuming complete responsibility of the stage for all plays and activities. They have proved themselves efficient, co-operative and dependable on every occasion. THE STUDENT BODY STORE The Student Body Store is one of the outstanding examples of successful student management in Torrance High. Floyd Chandler, who is manager, has complete 'charge of the storey orders the stock, takes inventory and acts as salesman. Miss Weaver is Faculty Advisor and keeps the records. Other people connected with this student organization are: Violet Crane, Nellie Middleton and Flossie Smith. The store carries a complete line of articles necessary in student life, and is supported entirely by student patronage. This enterprise has been x- tremely successful, in that it has aided the Student Body financially and given prompt and efficient service to its customers. CAFETERIA The story of the High School Cafeteria is an interesting one. From a small, struggling project it has grown to a large, financially successful organization. Within two years the Cafeteria has become indispensable to the students by reason of the excellent food served. New electrical equipment has been installed from time to time, with the result that the Cafeteria is run efiiciently and economically. Student help is one of the features of this organization. The Cafeteria is capably managed by Mrs. Louise Miller and her assist- ant, Mrs. C. B. Bell. BOYS' WEEK The success of Boys' Week was largely due to the Torrance Rotary Club. They very satisfactorily sponsored the week's program, which began Mon- day, the 26th of April, with the boys taking charge of all classes during the day. Mr. Wood's place was filled by Tom Jones. n Fifty On Tuesday the boys met at eight o'clock with Perry G. Briney and elected the City Trustees, Clerk and Treasurer. The trustees were Harold Romine, Ray Sleppy, Richard Von Hagen, Harry Phillips and Tom Jones. The trustees then went to the city hall and elected Harold Romine as Mayor, During the whole forenoon these officers did their duty. On Wednesday these was a grand' parade of the boys, after which an interclass basketball and track meet was held. The Juniors again showed their ability and courage by winning the track meet and basketball game. On Thursday the boys went to the factories, where they saw many interesting sights. On Friday the girls gave a May Day Festival, which was supposedly enjoyed by the boys. JUNIOR AND SENIOR BANQUET The Junior and Senior Banquet was held June 5th in the auditorium of the W01hG11,S Club House. The hall was beautifully decorated, carrying out the colors of the Seniors, in blue and gold. The color scheme was also carried out in the menu. The programs were very attractive, being printed on dark blue paper in gold letters. While the dinner was being served, toasts were made by the president of the Junior Class, the heads of different school organizations, and one was given to the faculty. Responses were made by the president of the Senior class, Harold Romine, Melville Jarrett, Ruth Beckwith and Mr. Wood. ' The entertainment consisted of: Violin Solo ............ Clifford Ruppel Piano Solo ............ Eileen Woodburn Quartette . Esther I-Iallwerck, Dorothy Darling, Ruth Lingen- felter, Toshi Kiyomura Solo ................ Lex Briney Everyone joined in singing the school song as a fitting close to a mem- orable event in school life, THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONTEST The Constitutional Contest this year aroused more interest than ever before, partly because of the generous prizes offered by Mr. George Niel, and partly because we were so well represented. Tom Jones and Ruth Lingenfelter represented 'our school at Redondo, where Tom Jones won first place in the district. 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ZEEEUQ NOIAMEOEOQ: OF VS: 07055 vawimm ZOENEUQ- wwle Z' H O52 E556 U0 M Ed Om Q25 Eggm BOSBQ Q is QOH? WEE 2:3 EH: Egg Ugg-0 gsm. ZOEEUQ Nmlhpmmgdvq WOR. MER-O55 mgmmgli Umm 5 M655 :5Hu2'MO5gOH-V Ea S8 Q: Hg- MONESYM mmqvgi QQ gg? wgggxmmggm SSEO: ma ga WHOSOQM QSNMH V 598552 Hlmmga MEHQSHM dig M MQW? Wsgdg- SNOEWQ- Mig SE .mg-:U- NAJQQQINNED December December 3-Miss Millerd's new chariot! Santa Claus made an early visit. December 4-Basketball game between lights and heavies. They are surely going strong. 7-Hand-painted Christmas cards for sale. Buy and help the art fund. Curly Le Clerq's birthday. Glad they come only once a year. December 9-Faculty have a party at Young's. December 10-Mr. Mowry and Chemistry class go on a star gazing trip "through the heavens" at Poly High. ' December 11-Class of '27 presents the "Junior". Christmas edition of T. N. T. out. December 29-Seniors get their pins. Well, that squabble's over! December 21-Ring in the new year with a basketball. victory over Redondo, January 5-Lecture by Mr. Morgan on "What's the Use ?" We're con- vinced. Quien Sabe initiates some new members. January 6-Lights beat San Pedro. We'll show 'em. January 7-New lawns being planted. S-hrubbery, too. Some class. January 8-Torrance News Torch. They liked the choice of the name of the annual. Well, so do we! January 11 January 12 -New curtains for the auditorium. Gee, aren't they keen? -Assembly for the benefit of the T. N. T. Freshmen class give a movie, "Our Gang Comedy". January 15-Visiting day. Chance to make up that back work. Oh, yes! January 18 -Senior Snap Day. The little dears-they want their pictures in the annual. Did you recognize the movie stars? January 19-Did you hear that lovely falsetto that Johnny Fiesel belongs to? Wonder where he picked that up? January 20-Shades of geometry! When will Mr. Mowry forget to pipe up with "why"'? January 21-Fleas win at Wilmington. Upper classmen struggle through a 'two-hour English test. Much deep thought on "My Ambitious", "Ad- vantages of a College Education", et cetera. January 22-Senior party. Back to their childhood ways. Doesn't Miss Parks look sweet? Lights have thrilling victories. G. A. A. have first meeting. Rally after. Music by Orange Grove Orchestra. January 27-Long Beach High School Orchestra. Did we like it? Well, I guess! January 28-End of the first semester. Cards! February 1-Well, look at our little freshies. February 4-Another change in program. Confusion. My Word! February 12-Aud call. Scenes from Lincoln's life. Tom Jones made good impersonator. A lady who talked to Lincoln when she was a child gives an address. February 22-Patriotic assembly in honor of George Wahington. Fifty etliree March 11-Senior Ditch Day. Only half day off this year, but they're out for a good time just the same. March 23-San Pedro String Sextette. March 26-Easter vacation starts. One whole week of freedom. April 5-Cup displayed that was given to us for the best stunt. April 6-Another Aud call. That means that our classes are five minutes shorter! April 7-Pictures of the basketball teams are on display. Gettingready for the annual. April 9-Geneva Holland elected president of the G. A. A. April 14-Subscriptions for the annual are being turned in every day now. Don't forget your dollar. Jane and Ruth show the boys they can get ads, too. So do Helen and Kathryn. . ' April 16-"Am I Intruding'?" tonight. Come and bring the family. April 23-T. H. S. wins first league game. Tom gets first place at Redondo. Yea, Bo! April 26-Boys' Week. Some teachers! April 27-Boys take over the city. Skinny Wilson and Blue Steel Torrey caught. Everybody swearing in. April 28-Big parade! The girls, and even the teachers, help the kids fol- low it. Juniors win track meet. April 29-Girls do their stunts on the lawn for the entertainment of stu- dents in library and study hall. Whose sweater is Maxine B. wearing? April 30-May Fete. Between clowns and plow-boys, frogs and flowers, it's keen! May 6-Rumors of a circus in town. Could that be the cause of all the absences 'Z May 7-Baseball game with Lomita in our favor. Jane Roelofs and Lex Briney were married at Santa Ana. Tryouts for the Honor Society play. May 11-Aud call for the Torch. Miss Burnham, Ruth Lingeneflter and others talk on behalf of our lirst year book. All staff members are intro- duced. Street Sweepers tell us about themselves. Go to it, boys 5 we're behind you! May 14-"The Pirate's Daughter." Daggers, chests of gold, robbers, mys- tery, excitement! May 17-Garlic, garlic, everywhere! May 18-International Good Will Day. Address by Mr. Corcoran. May 21-Annual goes to press. May 31-Memorial Day observed today as a holiday. June 4-Scholarship Day. "A Case of Suspension." June 5-Gala Day. Junior-Senior banquet. June 11-Extra! "The Torch is out." June 11-Senior play, "Agatha's Aunt". June 24-Commencement exercises. 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W' 'ij I Fifty-fi've FOOTBALL The 1925 football season proved to be a very unsuccessful one for Tor- rance High. Coach Mitchell had to build a team out of very raw material, and this being the first year to turn out a team in the league, the players were not experienced. Although they did not win a game, they gained experience that will help them to build up a stronger team next year. Good winners are many, but good losers are few. Torrance High could not have had its spirit represented better than when the football boys were fighting for the Red and Gray on the gridiron. Although they lost every game, they won the admiration of their opponents by fighting clean and hard upto the last minute. There is something inspiring about a team that will go down fighting, and we had such a football team this year. A The first league game against Excelsior was the best game that the Tor- rance eleven played. For three quarters the Torrance team fought to a standstill, but in the last quarter Excelsior scored four touchdowns. Excel- sior later won the Marine League championship. In the remaining league games the boys fought hard, but mistakes at the critical times lost the games for us. The following boys carried the colors of the Red and Gray on the grid- iron: Ray Sleppy fcaptainh, Harold Romine, Everett Richhart, Walter Zuver, Emerson Le Clerq, Richard Patterson, Myrle Bacon, John Reynolds, Jack Reeve, Floyd Chandler, Eugene Risden, Forrest McKinley, John Fiesel, Dale Merritt, Lex Briney and Alfred Pennington. Fifty-sin: 5 .. ' . 2 ' 7 H f ,L, 2. as s'5f"fi2'1'?g.-WWQ PATTERSON TOWNSEND MITCHELL ROMINE SLEPPY PHILLIPS MARINE LEAGUE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONS The results of the games were: Lineup: Wilmington 16 . . . Torrance 17 Ben Townsend ..... Center Narbonne 11 .... Torrance 29 Ray Sleppy . . . . . Forward Gardena 14 . . Torrance 19 Harold Romine .... Forward Downey 6 ..... Torrance 47 Harry Phillips ..... Guard Bell 6 ...... Torrance 56 Richard Patterson .... Guard When the final game of the 1926 basketball season was won, the great- est basketball season in Torrance High was closed. A large turnout for all four fighting teams was on the floor. The spirit of the rooters who attended all the games in large numbers spurred the teams on to their greatest efforts, and victories were the rewards. Fifty-seven LIGHTWEIGHTS To the Lightweight team of Torrance High goes the honor of bringing the first championship to T. H. S. By winning all their league games they Won the lightweight championship of the Marine League. They were defeatedby Long Beach in the first game of the Southern California play-offs. Coach Mitchell turned out a team that played fast, snappy basketball and fought to the final whistle. Huntington Park, who later won the South- ern California championship, was one of the earlier victims of T. H. S. Around five boys Coach Mitchell built his championship hopes. The quin- tet who brought the first cup to Torrance High were Harry Phillips K cap- tainl, Harold Romine, Ray Sleppy, Ben Townsend and Richard Patterson. Romine and Sleppy had played together for three years as forwards, and Phillips had played with them as guard. Townsend was playing his second year on the Lightweight team, and Patterson was playing his first. The passing combination of Romine, Sleppy and Townsend was the most important offensive factor, while the guarding of Phillips and Patterson was the defensive feature of the team. Coach Mitchell has worked wonders with the basketball teams of T. H. S. by making them strong contenders for the league championship for two years and by winning it after only three years to build a foundation. He deserves great praise for his excellent record as coach of Torrance High. Fifty-eight HEAVYWEIGHTS The Heavyweight basketball team of Torrance High had a very discour- aging season. They were handicapped by the lack of experienced material. Most of the boys were playing on their first basketball team, and as a result they were not a winning team. Coach Mitchell tried to find out what posi- tion each boy could play best. Although this puts the .team at a disadvan- tage, it will enable Coach Mitchell to build a strong contender for the heavy- weight championship next year. Walter Zuver fcaptainb, Douglas Simpson, Everett Richhart and Earl Hager played forward on the team, while the defensive work was taken care of by Floyd Chandler, Maurice Fyfe, Eugene Risden, Eustus Long and Robert Torrey. Ted Troost and Lex Briney, the tall boys on the team, were the centers. A Torrance High Heavies played their best game of the season against the Downey High boys. After playing a losing game for three quarters, the Torrance team fought Downey to a standstill, and when the whistle blew ending the game, Torrance had the ball in position to tie the score. This was the only flash of real form during the whole season. With a year of experience and a stronger passing attack, the Heavy- weights will have a powerful quintet next year. lfifty nine MiDGETs After starting the season off with a defeat that destroyed all the cham- pionship hopes of our Class C team, the Midgets came back and played basketball, as they really could. Von Hagen and Roberts as forwards, Quigley at center, and Merritt and Cook as guards, composed a team that was hardto beat when they really played their best basketball. Mills, Tor- rey and Pennington were strong 'substitutes for the guard positions. The Midgets were one of the fastest passing teams in the Marine League, which they demonstrated by outpassing Downey High, the league winners, and winning the game 13-12. The Midgets seemed to let down when they played the weaker teams, because they were defeated by Nar- bonne and Excelsior, who finished below Torrance in the percentage column. Downey, Bell and Gardena were the winners of the 110-pound team, while Narbonne and Excelsior defeated our boys. Sixty FLEAWEIGHTS whirlwind like a eir season th started off ninety-pounders S in Our fight of 5 an EE Iii GJ ,:: 4-7 .E 12 GJ E E 3 ,c -I-7 U2 C5 3 E cd 3 GJ 1 E' vi 2 C1 C5 an CD ED P-C 4: eir first t th 011 and W ir fast 6 th in t for i 1113 made HS ttling Fle ba C th a handicap, but RS hw whic In the first three games against ssing attack and clever basket shooting. pa. GSS th ed outplay and sed 21S outp ELS the Fle S cu Q 3 o Q 'rs f: cc as S CD 'P I-4 :vs CD Q. o 4-7 eo S' E s and Excelsior h Bell contests Wit last two The andstill. ponents to a st OD were lost because the team failed to have their usual smooth passing attack. 5 o ra 'cs 5 E 'cs 5-4 cs 3 O I rville Hudson, hO illiamson, wit W aptain Dee C by Led epkin, L Ben hn Kolesar and Jo pel, La Dorn Hall, UP R Wnsend, Charles Joe To the Fleaweights were one of the fastest teams in the league. With prac- next year are very returning, the prospects for every letterman tically GIRLS' BASKETBALL Some very This is the first year the girls have gone out for basketball. The faculty classes. t GTSI1 n the diff GS played betw 99 P4 GJ 3 I0 GJ E ms eo 3, Q. sm K5 C1 U1 vi 5-4 O ' r-I s: CD rn CD ,Q -4-7 ..c: fi 3 GJ E CYS an CD VJ E: U CS an Q u r-4 3, L5 C14 es by the gam to Q4 CD S14 2:0 C1 -v-4 'U 'U C6 Q 'r-4 'U CD 521 'P-I O 'ru ere star forwards. W 'l iss Burnhan M Irs. Morse and in which lv of ed school champions. Their team consist of Seniors Won the title The ter Jumping Cen Daisy Koehler . ard 0I'W . F . Geneva Holland . at as 4-7 Q cu O 60 E Q Q 5 CG cv P as cv Di cv 'U P-l Pcs S-4 cd :f C5 Rosalie Conkel "P f-u GS 5 U Helen Bodley , asv Ig.: 1 Q' 93.7, Y , . W , up w X l Hi BASEBALL Although the enrollment has always handicapped athletics, this year the T. H. S, nine promises to run strong competition with the other teams in the Marine League. Bob Lessing, last year's skillful pitcher, left a Vacancy to be filled by none other than Dutch Richhart. Although this is Dutch's first year on the mound, in all the practice games he has proven to be a successful pitcher. Nearly all the rest of the team are lettermen, having played from one to two years on the T. H. S. baseball team. These statistics show that the baseball nine of '26 is the strongest one Torrance has ever had and that Torrance has a good chance to Win the cup. The results of the games played thus far Were: Bell at Torrance-Bell 2, Torrance 11. Lomita at Downey-Lomita 2, Torrance 5. Torrance at Gardena-Gardena 12, Torrance 4. Wilmington at Torrance. Torrance at Excelsior. Jordan at Torrance. Lineup of Players: Townsend . . . Left Fielder Simpson . . . . . Catcher Romine . . . . . Third Base Phillips . . . . . Short Stop Sleppy . . . . . Right Fielder Fiesel ..... Center Fielder Richhart ....... Pitcher Troost ....... First Base Zuver ...... Second Base Sixty-two w 5? -X AQMXXN-N '.:g:..::."' zf11J if!J! -:nun P 5 ? NAM A1-A f""" n o-Y ?-.fil 1 1 T A , l .i X X ' I I - ' , 'N X X 1 l ' X f i - ' X , :ni A i ,n m , ' f Q 4-liff' 59 I " X YV7 5 ' x X f I I 8 . I l ' ' X R 1 f f X f f x fs I X A J 7 WX 1 ff f bndy thv ee BRINGING UP FATHER Bringing up father is getting to be a greater problem than most people think. It used to be that father was furnished with a trade in which he could later make a living. But as time goes on and woman gets more independent and able to fill positions of responsibility, pa has to take a back seat and take care of the house. Back east it is said that when the girls marry their husbands they send them to college while they work. It would be a fine thing if cooking, sew- ing and nursing were required as a part of their course. l- T. ll. S. -1 SCHOOL-DAY REFRAINS You Forgot to Remember Cyour excusej-Miss Parks. Sleepy Time Gal-Edna Davis. Always-Lex and Jane. That Certain Party-The Sophomores. You Told Me to Go-Eunice Tansey. I Want to Be Happy-Chester H. S-how Me the Way to Go Home-Marjorie O. Tea for Two-Mrs. Eischen. The Big Parade-Teachers at Lunch Time. T- T. II. S. Mrs. Young: "Where was the Decalration of Independence signed ?" Jack Ross: "At the bottom." -i 'l'. II. S. i There was a young fellow named Jack, Who drove his car over a tack 3 He heard a great sound, And later he found He'd have to get out and walk back. The street sweepers had a ball, 'Twas held in the Woman's Hall, With brooms and junk, And a lot of bunk, A good time was enjoyed by all. In days of old, when men were bold, And knighthood was in flower, Coach Mitchell came a-riding by, And yelled "Let's take a shower." There was a bold Senior named Mel Who fell for a Soph called Nellg He called for her each day In a Chrysler coupe, And certainly treated her swell. 3 Sixty-fo1c'r In days of old, when themes were told, And grammar held its sway, Miss Burnham said, "This class is dumb, And after school must stay". There is a young fellow named Myrle, He can talk just as fast as a girlg If you listen to him, . When he really begins, It sets your poor brain in a whirl. Poor little green freshie man, , He works just as hard as he can, Stacks of lessons to do, Will he ever get through, And grow to be an educated man? There was a young fellow named Bill, Who tried to drive his car up a hill 5 He drove up half way, When to his great dismay, It insisted upon standing quite still. There was a young man named Rooster, Who was called a Very good boosterg He was so tall, He was liable to fall, We assure you this all is Troos ith er, There was a young fellow named Russel Who always did things in a hustle: But when he pole-vaulted, His progress was halted, And that was the end of poor Russel. T. II. S. ii ANOTHER KIND OF YARN Eileen Qto Dorothyj 1 "Where did you get that new sweater you have? Dorothy: "It's a Darling, but half-Price." 1- T. I-I. S. -l Father: "Who was your guest last night? Marian: "Lois was here last night and we played cal ds Father: "HmI Well, tell Lois to take her pipe yi ith her next time in ii. s. T "Paul, if you don't know you must ask." "Yes'm, my teacher does that, too." -T. 11. sf- "Why, Sanimie, who taught you to swear like that? "Taught me to swear!" said Sammie. "Why it's me who teaches the other boys." Sixty-ji-ve "It Pays to Advertise"-so say the merchants who have so readily given ads to the Torch. These business men are wide awake and seize every favorable opportunity that comes their way, just as they seized the advantage of advertising their business in our book. Because they have been so generous with their financial aid we hope that every student and citizen of Torrance will repay our advertisers and our staff by patronizing their industries and business places. 2222222I222222222222222222-02222222222222222 2222222 -1 :::::q II . II TORRANCE PHARMACY I PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS 3 II DRUGS -- SODAS -- CANDIES 0 TVe give you our persovzal service E I Malone Sz Proberts Carson and Cabrillo Telephone 3-J g II :2222222222222222222222 2 2 2222022 2222222222 -22 :::::: :::::::::,x 2322::ll:::332333133::31::::q Y --CZI ?::C3C3i?C2t::':::::::: , I U I Huddleston Furniture Co. I YOU LL BE SURPRISED I 1317 Sartori Street l AT WHAT 1 II II 0 SIMMONS BEDS I 2 YOU CAN BUY DE LUX13 SPRINGS ' I AT I vw 4 . II SEALY MA'I 1 RBSSES DOLLEYYS FOUNTAIN The Best In Furniture g FOR A DIME 1: I :g ::::e::::::::e::::::::::::::a -:::::::::::::::--::::-::::aa Dorothy W.: "Say, do you know what the new asthma song is?" La Dorn: "No, What is it ?" . Dorothy: "Yes, sir, Asthma Baby." -2T.H.S.2- "I understand that you played football when you were in college." "Yes, I was drawback on the team and halfback in my studies." l : 1 I I I I I I I U: ?U: ani ew? Sm1 Sol ee: 0, gm! N: P-ln Un. ml : I I I I Q... L.. Levy BUILDING 1 3 1 1 Sartori Avenue Telephone 206 Torrance, California Sixty-.s-ia: v ---f f -----v---- - fff- - --vv - -2 2- --'ff------- ---- 2 -fe lr Q il LEWIS RIPPLE Ii 0 ll 11 NEW AND USED FURNITURE 1: 1: 1927 Carson Street 1: Telephone 73-W Torrance, California 2 B335::3:33:33:::'1i::333333533:1312'''iliilliii3333f5:?:I:::1i r::2112:::::::f f::fff:2:::2:::::::f:::21f:::::::::::::::2:-v ll II 5: SCOTT sz WOOD 3: I l It SNAPPY CLOTHES FOR MEN AND BOYS Il li 1917 Carson Street Torrance, California lL-:::,,,:::,,:::::x: ' xrzxx-A::::,:,,:,,,:,::::::xl ,,,::::::::,,2:-::-::33::::::-:3:::::::::::::::::::::::: :::,, 0 U il il TORRANCE CLEANERS AND DYERS 5 fl WHERE THEY CLEAN CLOTHES CLEAN II Il 1915 Carson Street Telephone 136-W ll ll U,::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::-::::::::::::--::::::::::::::4 A. Pennington: "What would I be if I ate my parents ?" R. Williams: "You would be a cannibal, of course." A. Pennington: "NO, I Wouldn'tg I'd be an orphan." ' -2 T. li. S. -2- Harold Stevenson Cresponding to request for an informational talk in Englishj : "In case of fire, call 233' v-2-4-2 --'-- :::::::2:::::: r:::22:::::::22::::::::::::::.x BAKER SMITH l 5 Brown shoe Repair shop ' f- . 4 Irvf lthR". ZPtlthHl, WA 1 CHNIAKLR and JEVVELER Bigliiliig theeH S?1.11ceLYojL1' gags. Empert Watch Work 2173 Cravens Avenue 1911 Carson Street I Torrance, Calif. 2 ,-,-::: :::: : ::::: ::::: : rrrrri ::222222222022 22222222222222-A Mr. Movvry: "Every day we breathe oxygen. Evelyn, what do we breathe at night?" Evelyn H.: "Why-ah, nitrogen." -2 T. TI. S. 2- Peary Q.: "When I was little I was knocked senseless." Claud Mills: "When do you expect to recover ?" f ----- --v --------- 2- ---- 2 -v----- v-2' ' EBY'S DRY GOODS STORE YOUR SCHOOL HEADQUARTERS Cabrillo and Cravens at Carson Street Torrance, California i Q::::::::::::::::21:::: :2222222'2222222 2222222 '222 2222222--2i Simty-seven pfczz:--f::::-:::: :::-::-::: -::--LL:---1 I3 A EE g A :: ' nu 1 na z WE I ZEL MARKE I 1: 3 EE 1: CSuccess0r to Renn Grocery? 2 3 3 0 , 0 1: . Service to Your Door 1g II . . il 3 3 3 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Daily ll 3 3 ll g Meat Market in Connection lg 3 3. II IC : 1929-31 Carson Street . 33 Telephone 218 Torrance, California 3 3 lr ll ll 13 lb: 2 ::: 2 ::::::: :::::::::::--::--::::::::QQ--::: :--e-,::::--::-.4 A young man was arrested for assault. When he came before the judge, he was asked his name, occupation, and what he was charged With. Young Man: "My name is Sparks. I,1'l'1 an electrician, and Fin charged with battery." Judge: "Officer, put this man in a dry-cell." -T. :mai Marion D.: "Mary doesn't seein to think of anything but clothes." Edith H.: "Yes, she's all Wrapped up in them." 1-T. H. S. -1- f Miss Eva Jones: "Earl, will you be quiet? Organ grinders like monkeys, but teachers don't." J , , . y BEACON DRUG CO. 3 .A I ,is-3-.I Q 3 4+ W z 3 ie-if M "' AGENTS ron 0 3 1 ' P ' ' f ' ' .PR ' "s 3 ' 3 Eg' ' .3 rms OVSL DRUG co onnci 3 3 f" , -A . if g E 71- 'fi N rAs'1'MAN KODAKS g 3 "Lg", ' vsq 'l'elepl1onelS0 E L-,.--c:-:---,,::--::--:::-1 fx- :gg:::g:g::---::--:::.. Sixty' eight rn, i--, Y--,,,,,,-,,,,,--,-,,-- Q. 04 H rf EZ? its DP rl EU 3:0 QD? 5:1 glib SE so Eno 5-9 TEACHER OF PIANO Telephone 254 J Telephone '73-J 0 2 C . t C . v 1 1304s Portola Avenue 2 al Son a las eng T01'l'ill'lCC, Calif. z Torrance, Calif. Frances: "I wonder if Myrle really likes me." Ruth M.: "Of course he does. Why should he make' you an exception ' ir, I-I. s. T Micky: "What do you mean by eight-day clock ?" Tom: "One that will run eight days without winding." Micky: "Oh! Then how long would it run if you Wound it ?" -- T. II. S. -- Franklin H.: "When was the Revolutionary War?" Miss Jones: "Seventeen seventy-six." Franklin: "I guess that was before I was born." V --TJ1s-- Miss B.: " 'Schcoslavocia'-what can that be?" Moldy: "I was just trying to Write Czecho-Slovakia." rcxxzx .... f:,,--:,::::::: ,::,::::,:::::- .... :gxxx ff FLANNEI. SXVEATERS 1: TROUSERS CLOTHING C0mpl5m,.,Lts of ll -i 2 3 l' TORRANCE TOGGERY o n ' E NEILL REALTY oo. H oU'rr1TTERs ron Bors E E 1: Phone 123 S is ll . W::::::::::::::::-::::::::1::4 ::::Q:::::::1:::::::::-::::: rc:::::ff:::::f::::-:::::::::::-1:1:::::::::::::::: ----::::- ll 0 ' 1' ED T ANSEY'S BARBER SHOP ll Q: BEAUTY PARLOR 1, 1919 Carson Street Telephone 64-VV 0 bDQ:::::::::::::::::::::::::o0:::::::: : ::ooo: : : : : :::::::: : ::: Mrs, Boynton fin United States historyj : "On what day are congress- men elected ?" Clifford R.: "On election day." 1- T. I-I. S. -l Miss Burnham Cin All Englishlz "Jack, express your opinion on this subject." Jack Reeve: "There are ladies around I" S iwty-m-ne I F """ A 'A"'A'A" ' 'AA""" H' KAA' AAAA"""""A' AAA ' A D11 'W ROCK BOTTOM MARKET L. O'r'r, Prop. Phone 99-W MEATS -- FISH -- POULTRY Quality, Our Only Argzmzent 1639 Cabrillo Street Torrance, California E --AA---A----------- --------------------- 2----------2-- ----5 Mr. Mowry fin chemistryh : "Is it true that you can see stars in the day time from the bottom of a well ?" Tom D.: "It all depends on how you got d0W11 there." , o HAYNES LUMBER COMPANY DEPENDABLE LUMBER DEALERS V 1752 Border Avenue P U Telephone 61 Torrance, California 0 1::::::,::::x--:::: ::::xx::::, D:,,,,,-,::::,:,::l::,::,,l f:::1flee:-:C-2:::::::::f::::-v vf:::::1:::l ff:fff:f::::::::-W l lf II ll T U POLFY KF LSEY O DR. o. E. FossUM 1: 1: 1 ' 1: 4 ll up S DEN'1'Is'r ll ALL KINDS TE l l 4+ wa up T Phone 186 of ll ll ll t 1311 Sartori Street , . IZ It INSURANCE gg I Torrance, Lallt. U - 0 i II il IT 2 2 2:22 22::::::::::::::::::22:l 5':::::::2:2222 2 22 22 22 22 2 2 2 2 2 21 Mr. Wood fstepping into boys' gym classy : "There will be no girls' sew- ing classes today." -1 T. II. 5. - Russel R. Cat a basketball gamel : "Gee, they called a foul on Ray for holding." De De: "Isn't that just like Ray ?" F ,... ....... - QQQQ .......... vvov ........ --oo-,, ..... -22-220222 o S X-RAY SERVICE Residence Phone 98-R DR. C. W. ALLEN CHIROPRACTOR ' Palmer Gralluate Phone 100-W Torrance ' 1337 El Prado 5 ----------- ------------2--------------- -----f2--:::1:::1 Seventy lv---A --- va- vw------- -------vv--v- ---- -vv--- f---- - - - - -v--v 5 ll IE Groups 1n the "Torch" ll 1: INIADE BY 0 41 LA PLANTE STUDIO U 1: Telephone 157-J Torrance, California 3 G H C lb . : A. P. sTEVENsoN 0 ' O i Office Hours: 10 to 12 A. M.: 2 to 4 P. M. jf ' Oflice, 1337 El Prado 1' Office Telephone 96 w: 5 Residence, 1319 Arlington L1 64,5 Sartori Street z Residence Telephone 185-W ll Torrance, Calli. b:::::1333!3333333333533333331 31:3333333ll11:33l3322211232 Y ::::::9:::f99::::::::3:22333:::llC:::::::::33312212222122 I: 1 X U G 0 L ' U I 1: ' ff SPECIALISTS IN SVVISS WATCH REPAIRING 1: WATCHES -- DIAMONDS -- JEWELRY -- ART GOODS 1: Optical Department in Connection u 1513 Cabrillo Avenue 2 HOWVARD S. Smrri-I Torrance, California Mr. Mowry Cin chemistrybz "Three problems for tomorrow: 15, 16, 17 and 18." ir. 11. s. - Mrs. Morse fin Latinl : "Robert, what was the most famous saying of Julius Caesar ?" Robert: "Caesar was noted for the famous telegram which he sent to Rome: "I came, I saw, I conquered." 1 '1'. II. S. l Ardent Suitor: "Madam, I implore you to allow me to be captain of your soul." Attractive Widow: "You can't be thatg but you may be my second mate." -TT. H. s. l Nina: "I am afraid to go down this streetg it's so dark." Harold: "Why, but I'm with you." Nina: "That's why I am afraid." ' -l T. H. S. 1 Freshman fcoming into the upper hall after Mr. Mowry had been experi- menting with sodium bi-sulphatejz "Mercy, I do wish Mr. Mowry would drink listerinef' Seventy-one --------,---------AA-AAA-,,-,,------,-A, , , ,AY Y-- AA ----A--- 'W 0 -oo oo oo. Q. pg--,,. I V' 2 2 -,,,--v-- ---- vv -- ------ --- -- -----vv-0-----oo::o- -----,,, ---------------- vv.. ----:ee::::::-:::: -::: KEl.LY'S wr wr wr ll z 3' r 9 wr ,... H I. ,, O W D li E' mu -in ll ,-1 ll O lx Q tr I ed 1. W H O ll "i tn Q' in Q '1 I lu 0 It lr ll ll 0 0 lb It lr Z 1' 9 O P 3 ll S? 1' r-g ll gg 0 - D fl E H 5' II F' 0 'I 0 gf I, Us ll fi- tl 2 lv v-1 wr tl ml u 4, IP ......---.......4 4----........ D E I3 E N D A B L E 1565 Cabrillo Avenue Torrance, California -----A------- ----Q--0000+-WA--------o-------- ----A PALMER St FIX SERVICE STATIONS Torrance Truck and Tire Service WHOLESALE o1Ls l W'e appreciate your busiozess. Telephone 131 i L o :::::: Z:5::::::::::Q::::::::::::oo:::::Q::::::::-::::::::-QooQ -------------- --------A A------A-oo---- ---- -- ------------- Warren McMillan Qwoman hater! , stopping flivver: "Going east girls ?" Isabel H. and Mary G. Cseeing a chance for a ridej : "Yes" Warren: "Thanks, I always lose my directions around here." --'1'.lI. s.- Dee: "I asked her if I might see her home." Everett: "What did she say ?" Dee: "She said that she would send ine a picture of it." ir. 1-1. s. -- Martha L.: HTl1O1'l'12lS, I smell cider on your breath." Tom D.: "No, Mar, my collar is too tightg it squeezes my Adanrs apple." Iv" 'H' ""'i'II"""""" II""" """"""'ITl 0 4, ET F A D A R A D I C S E It GULBP.ANsBN PIANVOS 3 U ll jf "Everytlzing that Plays" E TERMS OPEN I41vEN1Nes ll ll I ' O f GARDENER MUSIC CC. gg Il Telephone 178-IV Torrance, California i.... Seventy-two A- - A-------- - - ------ - - -----A----- - - - --- --Q--QQQQ: :o::e::::-n f"'l" """ """' """""""' " T I E TORRANCEBRANCH f Q ll O 41 1 BANK or AMERICA 1 o 11 3 II z Bunk of America rmrl affilizition z thru Amevicovnmercial Corporation II ll E so Million Dollars E ii 62 Banking Oflices 3 1 it J -1 :-::::::::--:::::::AA-::::::A:::AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA:AA AAAAAAA 5 Fnss GROCERY 5? E JOHNSON EE g jg 1 REPAIR SI-IOP gg ll U U U r u 7 . I E Q U A L I 1 X 3 Slzos for the W'hole Family 5 S E R V I C E li roo'rW1sAR li 1 1? HOSIERY 3 if MAsoN1c BUILDING 1: 8 I 0 11 , 3 1321 Sartori Street : 1501 w Cab1'1IIoxAv-enue 1, 1, 4, '10T1'ZlI'lCC, Lallt. 1, II i " U 533:33 3333 l33:3333i::3332333i 13533 33li 3333-i333::33::3:3::34 "My brother takes up Spanish, Hebrew, French, Italian, German and Scotch." W ' Goodness! When does he study them all?" He doesn't study 3 he runs an elevator." -- T. 1-T. S. -1 Any part of the city for twenty-five cents 1" yelled a taxi driver. "You can't sting me again," retorted Forrest. "I bought the city hall last year and they Wouldn't give it to ine." ll ll ll v:2::::1 1 :::"'ff::2:"':ff::2f 2:1 f::"': f::'::f":f::: f::f:'-r I 'V 1 11 2 TORRANOE MUTUAL BUILDING 2 2 AND . U E LOAN ASSOCIATION 2 PAYS IE 9 1 z 595 on Installment Accounts g SSW on Current Accounts 3 672 on Term Accounts g Commence Saving now for your College Eclucatio-n L: :AA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ,AAA ,::-::--,,,:,A:::, A:::-:::: A A: :I Sezievity-t7111'ee Se-venfy-four F F ,.......... I The First National Bank of Torrance Your Bank Home Since 1913 It pays to look well. L P. O. BARBER SHOP I A, L. Bonn, Proprietor Yl::::::::::::: ::::3933:3::::3:333i::?::T3:33333 FORD FORDSON The Universal Car The Universal Tractor LINCOLN ' SCHULTZ, PECKHAM Sz SCHULTZ 0 lb AUTHORIZED DEALERS Torrance, Califonia Covie Burr Sophia M.: " ' "Am I a little pale?" No, you are a big tub." it 1-1. S. i Robert H.: 'Tm going on the stage." Elwood N: "To act ?" Robert H.: No, to San Diego." REAL ESTATE LOANS INSURANCE H. A. TREADWELL LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER , 120915 E1 Prado Avenue Phone 130-VV5 Home 1238-W' Torrance, California o-- AfffAAf -------- ---- -Q ---- ---- - ---------------AA- - - Seventy-five lu" """"""""W""'T DOCTORS Q , Lancaster and Shidler PHYSICIANS I and SUROEONS I Torrance, Calif. , -- ---A-A A- ---- ---- - ------- - .4 Richard: "When were you born ?" Robert: "April Z." Richard: "Late as usual." "-w 0 0 0 0 lb ll H H tl 0 ll 0 ll U li 0 4+ 0 'wr u lr H 1+ U 0 0 tl ll 5 QUALITY MARKET 8 GROCERIES g MEATS 3 VEGETABLES rxttttt lr lu 0 0 u wx 0 O u u 0 O 0 ll li ll 0 0 lb ll H I B Cor. Portola and Redondo Blvd. i Torrance, Calif. T. II. S. William: "Did you answer any question in English today?" Glen: "Yes." William: "What was it ?" Glen: "Present" T. II. S. l Walter: "I don't know whether to give you a book or a kiss." Nylaz "I have a book." '::::fi:2:::::::::ffff::::::2:f:f::::fT'::: "" ::::::f:"::::1 TORRANOE HARDWARE COMPANY ' Q LEON LARSON, Prop. 2 5 THE WINCHESTER STORE I E That's 'why I like To 1'1'1z nee: Good Schools-and fine :healthy Boys and Girls. E Lx-::x,::::::,:::-.xxx- ::::::-:--,--::::--..-x::-.. T:5:2:::::":::::"::'::::::::::::::Zi':::::::Zxztxttzxfl The AMERICAN BEAUTY and BARBER SHOP ii Special flltention to School Clzilclrcn 1: ON ALL OCCASIONS ' 2 Il 1423 Mai-Celina Phone 266-J Il !.:,----:-:--:,,,,,:,-,,:.-, .:,,.: ,xzxxx-x-,:::::--:.! fxxx:::::::::::::x:::: Tuul:x:::::::"":zxxlxil 0 W O O D B U R N , S I Tl 1.1- ough Service We Grow E 3 TORRANCE gg 2 G R 0 C E R Y z t AUTO ELECTRIC gg 1801 Cabrillo Q E AUTOMOBILES Phone 168 g 1 RADIO IgXlZl"l'ERIES -:::::: :::::::::::::f::::-5 222:::::22::::2:::::::::'1f:J Seventy-six ve'-Y A---- -------A-oooo::: ::::::Q-::::::--::--,,---,----, DoLLEY DRUG oo. if "The Reaxall Store" l 3 I ll 2 AGENT FOR. 0 0 ll I Parker Fountam Pens O u Whitmaii Box Chocolates -- Eastman Koclaks wr If ll U 0 3 S Corner Sartori and El Prado Telephone 10 -- -A A::::-oa::::::----::::::::::1::::-::::::::--o::::::-: ---v:::-:::::::::Q::o-::::::::::::-:::::::::::::::: :::::: F .... TORRANCE PLUMBING CO. 0 3 F. L. PARKS PLUMBING, HEATING and 0 SHEET METAL IVORKS E Telephone 60-YV Torrance, California 4.:,,::::tl,::,:,:,:,::::,:,:::,:::::::,:-::-:::,,:::,::-:,:: F-, , L , Y, U Phone HUMBO LT 3512 W M . L A N E C O . SPORTING Gooos g LETTERMENS SYVRATERS and CLASS SIVEATERS GOLF, TENNIS, FISHING TACKLE and BATHING SUITS rl Discount to All Students G Main and Adams Streets ' A Los Angeles, California O pme- f -:2::i::,:, ::--::-::,1:::::-----,---:::::::: :-,,,::::: Seventy-sezfcn OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER for Torrance High School AUDITORIUM o THEATRE BUILDING , W LOS AN G E LES Special Prices on Graduation Pictures ::::--:::: :::::QQ::::::-- -A:A I I II II II II II I I II II II II I II II II II II I I II II II II I II II II I II II II II I I I I I I I II I I I I II I II II II II II II II I I II II II II I I II II II II II II I II II II I i enty-eight F Y Y 0 as Q Before You Buy-Be Sure You See B H DYAS C0 II I SA1'H'LE5"F ' ' ' ll I CLASS PINS AND RINGS Tru AT OLIVE 11 2 GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS "Complete Outfitters for All I 'l ATHLETIC MEDA-LS California Sports" 5 CUPS and TROPHIES Wlletllef your need is out-of-doors I MADE BY Cl0tl1iI10', or equipment for any popu- 4' f lar spoit-as individuals, or as a stu- The Allefl COIIIIDHIIY dent body-the B. H. Dyes Company Q :I 810-12-14-16 Maple Avenue is your standard source of supply! I Los ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ll ll ::::::::::::--::::::::::::--4 A- ...... ::::::::::::3::::::::: f-A-- f----- ---- A Q------------Q- SCHOOL SUPPLIES THE STATIONERS CORPORATION sas SOUTH sPRlNe s'rREE'r ulllu Los ANGELES - cALlFoRNlA ll In -,--v--,o---QQQ-v--vv -vv Compliments ef The CALIFORNIA RUBBER PRODUCTS CO. SPECIALIZING IN CHEMISTRY APRONS 257 South Spring Street A Los Angeles, California ----- ---A----- -- --ff - ---- Q:::-, -::::o----:: LL-: Engraved by COMMERCIAL ART AND ENGRAVING CO. Printed by BOULEVARD PRINT SHOP A---------A---0-A--::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Q-::: A 3 5 1 3 Seventy-nine Q-Hx L' 'L F f J Eighty vfffy-511 5-, rf- "I, TT 2 Y. J' , -A . ..,. - i-i:,gf,:.',-QQ V V:- ni' P ' 2.,. '. TT' p45:?1,.,4j1 N 2 Ag, V -,-4 ,mtg-'. f- ,w,:l:,.,k':, .,.'g.,.. ' 5'5" H6115 I' ' Af' 'ln -MJ' .' 1' . . '5,ai.v5'1-1'r:j "u.fua: s V. 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