Torrance High School - Torch Yearbook (Torrance, CA)
- Class of 1926
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TORRANCE HIGH SCHOOL
To the spirit of Torrance High School, which has made possible the pub-
lication of this annual, we, the students of this school, now dedicate it.
This incentive has ever been one to be p1'oud of, and to uphold as an
example and inspiration for the future.
May Torrance High be blest in future years also with that joyous spirit
which dominates scholarship, sports and social life.
May her pupils be willing to carry on and uphold the standard she has
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
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DORlS SPOON TH5 IQZS
Herbert S. Wood
California Insti-tute of Technology.
Former Electrical Engineer and teacher
of Shop, Mathematics and Medianical
Principal of Torrance High School.
University of Southern California.
University of California, Southern
Vice-Principal of Torrance High School.
University of California, Southern
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.
University of California, Berkeley.
University of Wisconsin.
University of Washington.
English and Typing.
Ada M. P. Chase
Art Institute of Chicago, Normal and
Arts and Crafts.
Helen A. Coller
University of California, Southern
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-
Lillie D. Kunkel
English, Spelling and Penmanship.
University of Southern California.
Mathematics, History and English.
Science, English and Dramatics.
Robert A. Mitchell
Kansas State Agricultural College.
Y. M. C. A. College of Chicago.
Physical Education Teacher and Co
University of Southern California.
Mathematics and English.
. 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.
Stella M. Young
Economics, History and English.
I Alumni Doings
Erma Murford, '18, is employed atthe Southern California Auto Club as
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.
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
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
Lucille Weaver, '25, is employed at the Southern California Gas Company,
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
Mary Stapleneld, '25, is in training at the County Hospital, Los Angeles.
Walton MacDowell, '25, is attending University of California, Southern
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
Harry Kiyomura, '25, is attending the College of Electrical Engineering,
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.
The Torrance High School of 1920
Those were the good old days when the Torrance High School was
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
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.
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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."
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'
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."
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."
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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
Irene Dunlop 2
Wilmington High school 123, '24, Tor-
1-ance High School '25, '26. .5f2b,Qh,f5
"Still water runs deep," L .Zffar
Alleghany High School, Pa., '23, '24, Glee
Club '25, Basketball '26, Am I Intruding
'26g Girls' League Play '26g T. N. T. Staff
"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
"We gmnt altlw she has much wit, she's 'very
shy of using it. '
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."
Glee -Club '23g Basketball '23g Charm
School '24g Scholarship Society '26, Am I
Intruding '26g Torch Staff '263 Case of
"To all appearances meek and quiet-butf'
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."
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."
'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
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.
"Altho she left our midst, she always freturneclf'
Girls' League President 7265 Vice-Presi-
dent of -Class '26 5 Basketball '263 Pickles
'26, Torch Staff '26,
"She treats them all alillref'
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
"High and night-fy."
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
Slick, Okla., '23, '24, Scholarship Society
'26g Quien Sabe Club '26g T. N. T. Staff
'26g Assistant Manager of Student Body
"A maiden scientific 'whose knowledge about
everything is perfectly terrific."
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
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
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
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."
"On top mul still climbi-ng."
. ' - ' CLASS COLORS:
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Baseball '23, '24, '25, '26g Basketball '25 '
'26, Fooibaii '25g Giee Club '25, ' CLASS FLOWER:
"A lad with fb future." Yellow Rose
'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
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
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
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
He would have continued his eulogies had not Jerry interrupted impa-
"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."
"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
"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
"I guess I've told you everything now," concluded Harry, starting to
rise, only to be pushed down by Jerry as he said:
"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
Thursday, June 24, 1926
' . COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
Processional-Largo CHandelJ . . Combined Orchestra
Oration . . . . Olga Powell
Violin Solo . . Walter Zuver
Soprano Solo . . Kathlyn Wheaton
Oration . . Andrew Fraser
Soprano Solo . . . Geneva Holland
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
F riday, June 25, 1926
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-
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
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.
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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.
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.
Have High Ideals
I mprove Yourself
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?
President . . ........ Richard Patterson
Secretary . . .... Nina Leslie
Treasurer . . ........ . . Hazel Clark
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
In football, Richard Patterson and Dale Merritt were good representa-
In baseball we claim the left and right fielders, namely, Richard Patter-
son and Ben Townsend.
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
The Class of '28 has been interested in every movement that goes to
make a better school.
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
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
In baseball we have Bob Torrey, in track, Joe Gianera and Alfred Pen-
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!
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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
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-
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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.
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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-
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
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
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.
THE GIRLS' LEAGUE
Treasurer . . .
Vice-President. . .
Secretary . . . .
. . . Ida Reeve
. Rosalie Conkel
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.
THE BOYS' LEAGUE
President ..... ....... I iarry Phillips
Vice-President . .... Ray Sleppy
Secretary . . . . . Richard Von Hagen
Treasurer . . . . . Russell Roberts
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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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."
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.
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-
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.
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
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
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.
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
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. '
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Manager . . . Harry Phillips V
Treasurer . . Walter Zuver
Librarian .............. 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.
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.
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THE TORCH STAFF
. Ruth Lingenfelter
Jane Roelofs Briney
. . Floyd Chandler
. . Harry Phillips
Richard Von Hagen
. . . Garnet Cook
. Ruth Warren
. . Kathryn See
. Richard Sinclair
. . . Lex Briney
. . Helen Bodley
. . . Ida Reeve
. . Olga Powell
. . Daisy Kohler
. Edith Harshman
. . Daisy Koehler
. Charline Edwards
. Eileen Woodburn
. . Harry Phillips
. Kathlyn Wheaton
. Frances Haynes
. . Olive McKenzie
. Ethel Burnham
. . Ada Chase
. . Jean Smith
. . Beulah Cooper
. . Louise Hilpert
. . Marian Vieths
. Edith Harshman
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
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.
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-
"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.
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 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 ,
If arty seven
. Kathyln Wheaton
. . . Walter Zuver
Jane Roelofs Briney
. . Jeanne Hudson
. Dee Williamson
. . Geneva Holland
. . . Tom Jones
. Everett Richhart
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
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.
"THE PIRATE'S DAUGHTER"
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
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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
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-
Pirates: Frederic Shidler, Charles Faulkner, Richard Pullman, Victor
Kasper, Albert Curler, George Lancaster, John Young, Louis Lisoni, Toshi-
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.
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
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
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.
The story of the High School Cafeteria is an interesting one. From a
small, struggling project it has grown to a large, financially successful
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.
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.
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. At Long Beach, May 7,
Torrance failed to place, yet we were proud to have a school-mate in the
The winners in the city contest were: First place, Tom Jonesg second
place, Ruth Lingenfelterg third place, Olga Powell. In the Junior High,
John Young was given first place, and Margaret MacDonald and Marcella
Kembel were tied for second place.
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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!
-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!
-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
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
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
February 22-Patriotic assembly in honor of George Wahington.
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
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.
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
May 6-Rumors of a circus in town. Could that be the cause of all the
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
May 14-"The Pirate's Daughter." Daggers, chests of gold, robbers, mys-
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.
June 25-Class Day and Farewell!
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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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
eir first t
a handicap, but
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ssing attack and clever basket shooting.
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were lost because the team failed to have their usual smooth passing attack.
hn Kolesar and
pel, La Dorn Hall,
the Fleaweights were one of the fastest teams in the league. With prac-
next year are very
returning, the prospects for
This is the first year the girls have gone out for basketball.
n the diff
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school champions. Their team consist
Seniors Won the title
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Geneva Holland .
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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
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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
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.
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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.
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Mrs. Young: "Where was the Decalration of Independence signed ?"
Jack Ross: "At the bottom."
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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.
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.
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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."
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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
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"Paul, if you don't know you must ask."
"Yes'm, my teacher does that, too."
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"Why, Sanimie, who taught you to swear like that?
"Taught me to swear!" said Sammie. "Why it's me who teaches the
"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.
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Dorothy W.: "Say, do you know what the new asthma song is?"
La Dorn: "No, What is it ?" .
Dorothy: "Yes, sir, Asthma Baby."
"I understand that you played football when you were in college."
"Yes, I was drawback on the team and halfback in my studies."
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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."
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Englishj : "In case of fire, call 233'
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Mr. Movvry: "Every day we breathe oxygen. Evelyn, what do we
breathe at night?"
Evelyn H.: "Why-ah, nitrogen."
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Peary Q.: "When I was little I was knocked senseless."
Claud Mills: "When do you expect to recover ?"
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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
Judge: "Officer, put this man in a dry-cell."
Marion D.: "Mary doesn't seein to think of anything but clothes."
Edith H.: "Yes, she's all Wrapped up in them."
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Miss Eva Jones: "Earl, will you be quiet? Organ grinders like monkeys,
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Frances: "I wonder if Myrle really likes me."
Ruth M.: "Of course he does. Why should he make' you an exception '
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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 ?"
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Franklin H.: "When was the Revolutionary War?"
Miss Jones: "Seventeen seventy-six."
Franklin: "I guess that was before I was born."
Miss B.: " 'Schcoslavocia'-what can that be?"
Moldy: "I was just trying to Write Czecho-Slovakia."
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Mrs, Boynton fin United States historyj : "On what day are congress-
men elected ?"
Clifford R.: "On election day."
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Miss Burnham Cin All Englishlz "Jack, express your opinion on this
Jack Reeve: "There are ladies around I"
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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."
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Mr. Wood fstepping into boys' gym classy : "There will be no girls' sew-
ing classes today."
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Russel R. Cat a basketball gamel : "Gee, they called a foul on Ray for
De De: "Isn't that just like Ray ?"
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Mr. Mowry Cin chemistrybz "Three problems for tomorrow: 15, 16, 17
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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."
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Ardent Suitor: "Madam, I implore you to allow me to be captain of your
Attractive Widow: "You can't be thatg but you may be my second
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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." '
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menting with sodium bi-sulphatejz "Mercy, I do wish Mr. Mowry would
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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."
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."
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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."
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"My brother takes up Spanish, Hebrew, French, Italian, German and
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Goodness! When does he study them all?"
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"You can't sting me again," retorted Forrest. "I bought the city hall
last year and they Wouldn't give it to ine."
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Sophia M.: "
' "Am I a little pale?"
No, you are a big tub."
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Robert H.: 'Tm going on the stage."
Elwood N: "To act ?"
Robert H.: No, to San Diego."
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Richard: "Late as usual."
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William: "Did you answer any question in English today?"
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Walter: "I don't know whether to give you a book or a kiss."
Nylaz "I have a book."
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