Torrance High School - Torch Yearbook (Torrance, CA)
- Class of 1927
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excitement, pleasure and work, Many
events, living and vivid now, are fast
becoming dim shadows.
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California Institute of 'llCl'lllI0l0gyQ
Primripal oi' 'l'orrance High School.
E LI Z.AllHa'T1I PJ RKS
University of California, Southern
Branch: Vice-principal of Torrance
LEON.-IR IJ .-I I 'STIN
University of California, Southern
Branchg Teachers, College, Voca-
ESTIIEH JI. INJJIGJRDNER
University ol' California, Berkeleyg
California State Library School,
JI.-I HEL T.-I ,YLOR If O YNTON
University of California, Berkeley,
Spanish anfl United States History.
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University of California, Southern
Branchg l'llcctricity :mal Sheet Metal.
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llracllcy Polytechnic lnstitute,
Michigan State Normal Schoolg
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University of YVisc-onsing University
of YVasliiug'tou: 'l'1ng'lisll. Journalism,
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HELEN .I. COLLER
XVcllcslcy College: Columhia Uni-
versity: Home Economics.
University of California, Bcrl-:eleyg
G'1i'.f1CE II. GIEJINGER
Ohcrlin College: 'NIE-xtliematics.
LOIS LINGENFELTER '
Vifasliiugtou State Collegcg Music.
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University of Vermont: History.
flI.'lI?Gt'EI?ITE E. JONES
Universitv of Vcrmontg Commercial
Univcrsitj' of Southern Californiag
IQILLIE D. KUNKEL
Nebraska University 5 English,
Spelling and Peninanship.
University of California, Southern
Branch, Mathematics, History and
S. EGBERT MERRILL
New Mexico College of Agricultureg
KJ THERINE BIILLERD
Grinnell College 3 Science, English,
ROBERT fl. DIITCHELL
Kansas State Agricultural Collegeg
Y. M. C. A. College of Chicago,
Physical Education, Coach.
I RENE MILLS
University of Southern Californiag
University of California, Berkeleyg
Latin, Girls' Physical Education,
G. L. BIOWRY
University of llichigang Science.
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Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New
Yorkg Home Dressmaking and
University of California.
Los Angelesg Art.
.IESSIE E. WEAVER
Los Angeles Teachers' Collegeg
Vlloodbury Business College.
STELLA DI. YOUNG
Stanford Universityg Economics,
History, English, Civics.
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Geraldine Lavin fMrs. Ralph Satehellj, Polydore Rubo.
Ralph Beail, Karl Von Hagen, Dewey Quigley.
Virginia Watson, Helen Neil, Kathryn Burmaster, Virgil Pratt,
Bertha Fix, Frank Higgins, Helen Tiffany, Earl Condley, Mary
Chris Bartsch, lone Ba1'nett, Wilson Woodburn, Harriet Vieths,
Blanche F ix, Ruth McKenzie, Clifford Simpson, Helen Morse, Ethel Bod-
ley, Frank Perkins, Lilliam Ehnan, Clara Totten CMrs. James Hellonl,
Albert Isentein, Gwendolyn Miller, Vivian Pratt, Loretta Condley, George
Lucile Weaver, Eleanor Boice, Carl Burmaster, Geraldine Miller,
Lillian Fordice, Mary Stapenfeld, Walton MacDoWe1, Robert Lessing,
Otis Sartin, Homer Morgan, Anna Mae Dillard, Dorothy Rollman, Tur-
ner McLean, George Watson, Mildred Richhart, Clifford Grant,.Kenneth
Roberts, Harry Kiyomura, Margaret Baron, Pearl Arnold, Grace Gibson
llllrs. Gilliamj, Walter Easom. -
Ruth Beckwith, Helen Bodley, Erma Wheeler Borgo, Rosalie Conkel,
Garnet Cook, Irene Dunlop, Andrew Fraser, Isabel Hamilton, Geneva
I-lolland, Jeanne Hudson, Melville Jarrett, Martha Kirkpatrick, Daisy
Koehler, Martha Lingenfelter, Harry Nebenzahl, Olga Powell, Ida Reeve,
Jane Roelofs Briney, Harold Roniine, Kathryn See, Flossie Smith, Kath-
lyn Wheaton, Mary Wilson, Walter Zuver.
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Yell Leader '25 '26 '27
Student Council Member '25 '26 '27
"Amazon Isle" '27
"If'.v ri great gnvm' if you clm1.'t 'iS'.'l'!lkG'I1."
"Amazon Isle" '27
"Joy crmzes, grief goes, we know not
Ifoolzball '25 '26
Glee Cluh 2
Assistant Student Body Store Manager
Honor Society '25
President Class of '26
"Am I .lntrudingn '26
"The JllDl01"' '26
Basketball '25 '26
Commissioner of Oral Arts
"Ollr.c'r men may be greater, hui :Ice
rlovft believe it."
Douorux' DARLING ,
Secretary Schumann Society '27
Secretary Girls' League '25
Assistant Class Editor '26
"The Junior" '26
"Amazon Isle" '27
Scholarship Society '26
"Her music speaks for her"
Football '25 '26 '27
'l'. N. 'l'. Staff 26
President Art Club '27
Boys' Stunt Night '25 '26
Glee Club '24 '25 '26 '27
Advertising Manager '27
"'l'hc .lunio1"' '26
"Amazon Isle" '27 '
'President Science Club '27
"I1Vorc' flucnfly nonsense iricklcs from
PAUL DENNY '
Orchestra '2-L '25 '26 '27
Boys' Glee Club '24 '25 '26
Schumann Society '25 '26 '27
Phe Junio1"' '26
'l'. N. T. Circulation llanagcr '26
Boys' League Secretary '26
"I-n Zi.stI1'.vx quiefurlf' of mind, I sit
Manual Arts '25
L. A. High '26
'.l'0l'l'3llC6 High School '27
Scholarshi Socictv '27
Vice-Presiclent Schumann Society '2-L
President Schumann Society '26
Hon-or Society '26 '27 I
Girls' Self Government President '26
Glee Club '25
".-1 bit of old time 'LDJIIOZSUIIIGTZGSSH
Basketball '26 '27
Vice-President Scholarship Society '27
"He's a' quiet mrm-buf quife n nm-n."
Football '25 '26 '27
Baseball '25 '26 '27
"The Junior" '26 '
"Pickles" '26 '
Glee Cl.ub '25 '26 '27
Orchestra '26 '27
Schumann President '27
Boys' League President '27
Business Manager N. N. T. '27
Vice-President A. S. B. '27
"Good looks and fcvisclovn .wlclfnn go
"Am I Intrudingu '26
"The Jlllli-O1"' '26
"May Festival" '26
Girls Glee Club '2f1- '25 '26 '27
"Pickles" '26 "Lelawala" '26
Schumann Society '26 '27
"Because she does talk is no sign .vlw
X lms sonzething Io say."
Glee Club '24 '25 '26 '27
Schumann Society '25 '26 '27
"Quiet lass, there are but fern' know
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l'lDITII I-IARSHMAN 4
Annual staff '26 '27
Secretary Commercial Club '26 '27
Schumann Society, Art Club
"Amazon Isle" '27
Agricultural Club '27
"The rule of my life is to make busi-
ness ri pleasure and pleasure my
Junior Society '26
Glee Club '25
"Amazon Isle" '27
."Qu,iet and undisturberl she moves
about her business." -
"Come Out of the Kitchen" '25
"Pickles" '25, "May Festival" '25 '26
"Lelawala" '26, "Amazon Isle" '27
Girls' League Vice-President '26
Constitutional contest, 2d place '26 '27
Scholarship Society Treasurer '26
Glee Club '24 '25 '
Schumann Society, Torch Editor '26
Basketball '24 '25 '26 '27
Glee Club '26
"Amazon Isle" '27
"I like 'work-it fascinates meg I can.
sit rmd look at it all the time."
Commercial Club '27
Girls' League Representative '26
"Resc'-rvecl beyond rfcallf'
Basketball ,25 ,26
Assistant Editor of 'l'. N. T. '25
Secretary of Boys' League '27
"Silence is golden, where if is folly
to be wise."
Art Club '27
Girls' League Representative '27
"ZVIarks, not men hrwe al1r.'a.ys been her
Commercial Club '27
Girls' League Representative '27
W ARREN MCMILLAN
Basketball '24 '27
Baseball '27, Football '24
Vice-President of Sevior Class '27
President Scholarship Society
Boys' Leaguf: Officer '25, 'l' L-lub
Boys' Stunt Nite '27
"Blake way for his highne.v:."
Secretary Girls' League '25
Treasurer Girls' League '26
Vice-President G. A. A. '26 '27
Secretary-Treasurer Schumann Society
Torch Staff '27
"Enjoy life ere it is fled, when you
die y'0u're 11 long time dead."
"Amazon Isle" '27
Torch '27, T. N. T. Staff '26
Commercial Club '27
Treasurer of Student Body '26 '27
"hVilling to do all in her power lu
Basketball '24 '25 '26 '27
Baseball '26 '27
Yell Leader '25 '26
Business Manager T. N. T. '25
President Boys' League '26
President Senior Class '25 '26
"Pickles" '26 Ephebian
Annual Staff '26 '27
"The Junior" '26, "Amazon Isle" '27
"Blast estemed by us all is our presi-
Football '25 '26 '27
President Commercial Club '27
".lleu of few worrls are the best men."
Basketball '25 '26 '27, 'l'rack '25 '26
President Boys' Self Government '27
Vice-President A. S. B. '27
Quien Sabe "The Junior" '26
"Amazon Isle" '26
"His wrzy through school is linrfrl like
the Illississippi--with bluffs."
Orchestra '24 '25
Football '25, Basketball '25 '26
Boys' Glee Club '25 '26, T. N.'1'. Cir-
culation Manager '27
Schumann Society '25 '26 '27
Boys' Stunt Nite '24
"Never do today what you can leave
Football '25 '26
Basketball '24, '26 '27'
Track '26 '27
Baseball '24 '25 '26 '27
President A. S. B. '27
"The Junior" '26
"Amazon Isle" '27
"Of what shall zz mm: be proud, if not
Spanish Club '25 '26 '27
Scholarship Society '25 '26 '27
Art Club '27
Student Council Member '27
Secretary Science Club '27
Editor T. N. T. '27
".'Ilwa'ys laugh when you can, it is
Baseball '26 '27
Football '26 '27, Track '26
Schumann Society '26
"I cl0n't care how tall I be, ,cause
czmryone Iunhs up to mc."
Honor Society '27
President Girls' League '26
President Girls Self Government '27
Torch Staff '26 '27
"Democratic, dramlzlic, syste11mtic."
President Quieni Sabe Club '27
Girls' League Representative '27
Secretary of Girls' League '25
Honor Roll '241 '25 '26 '27
President Scholarship Society '26
"Amazon Isle" '27
Annual Stail' '26
Girls' Glee Club '26 '27
"By the work one knows the 'workmaif'
Secretary and Treasurer Sophomore
Class '24, Costume Room '26 '27
Girls' League President '27
Spanish Club '27
Schumann Society '26 '27,
Art Club '27, Torch Staff, '27
"Amazon Isle" '27
"Silence has many advantages."
RICHARD VoN HAGEN
Basketball '24 '25 '26 '27
Baseball '25 '26 '27, Football '25
Vice-President A. S. B. '26
President Self Government '27
"The Junior" '26
"Amazon Isle" '27, Torch Staff '26
"Formed on the good old plan, o truv,
brave and downright man."
'l'. N. T. Staff
"Strong and trueg a good sport
through and through."
Commissioner of Oral Arts and Ac-
President of Associated Agricultural
Secretary of Scholarship Society
"l'Vhere lhC1'6,S a will, there's ri -way."
OUR CLASS TEACHER
Our class teacher has been with us for four years,
She has borne with us the trials of Freshmanity,
She has passed with us through the insignificant year of
She has helped to retard the necessity for larger hatbands,
Which is always so prominent during the Junior year,
She has always, at least, pretended she rather liked us,
She has never given us occasion to dislike her,
She has often smoothed over the rough places, and calmed us
down at the proper moment,
She has thrust upon us some knowledge of American history
But she has succeeded in giving us a little of something more
lasting and useful-common sense.
No class teacher could do more,
And for all this she has received no visible reward-nor has
she desired any
But in each of our minds she has been given a 14-k halo,
And in each of our hearts she occupies a large, warm, reserved
For our class,teacher has been with us for four years.
CLASS OF '27
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CLASS PROPHECY - 1927
About ten o'clock one morning a medium height Irishman, with
blue eyes and red hair, walked into the office of Hyman and Patterson
and asked for the manager. The otlice boy, who was chewing approxi-
mately six and seven-eights sticks of gum, wiggled his ,Wrigley's to the
other side of his mouth and read aloud from the card, "Mr. Thomas
Dougherty, Cartoonist of the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco,
California." Then he b1'oke all ofiice rules by shouting, "Hey boss, that
artist feller from Frisco what you know just blew in."
When Harry Phillips came hurrying from the manager's -ofiice, Tom
surely experienced a surprise. He had come primarily to see the lawyer
of the firm. You can imagine how much business the old classmates
did that day. Of course, all business was off - then Harry remarked,
"You may just as well see our lawyer tomorrow. You 1ieedn't think you
can drift in, after I haven't seen you for ten years, and mention business
to me. We're going to talk-and, speaking of our lawyer, you'll never
guess who he is."
"Well, come on loosen up," protested Tom. "Who is it ?"
"It's Richard Von Hagen," Harry answered. "He's certainly made
"Well," said Tom, "I met some -of the old classmates, too, on the
trip down here. The old Henry Ford Special lost a cylinder through the
exhaust pipe yesterday afternoon and I pulled into a garage to get her
fixed. It happened to be Edith I-larshman's establishment. She unscrewed
the radiator cap, jerked up the left hind wheel, looked under the back
seat and announced that I had a di1'ty spark plug. Well, she lixed her
worse than ever and I stalled three miles out of town. I was just
starting to hunt for a farm house when two ladies drove up with a
horse and buggy. And just guess who they were? Martha Lizer and
Ruth McMaster! They were running a registered chicken farm. They
took me on to the next town and I took the train from there."
'Tm glad to hear that Martha and Ruth havefound an occupation
so suitable for them," said Harry. Then glancing at his watch he
exclaimed, "It's almost one o'clock. We have talked right through th
dinner hour. Let's go around and have a bite to eat in Toshi's Tea
Room. We'll go over to Dick's after lunch, but no business until
Comfortably seated in the most picturesque little tea room in Holly-
wood, Tom immediately recognized the manager as Toshi Kiyomura,
another of the graduates of the renoxwied class of '2'7. He then found
himself staring intently at the cashier at the desk, until Harry reminded
him of the fact that their lunch had been served.
"Say, old man," exclaimed Tom, "haven't I seen that woman
"Why of course you have," said Harry. "That's Elizabeth Stafford!
Surely you haven't forgotten Lulu Palazo in the Senior play, "Amazon
Isle," have you? Well that's the same girl all right." i
After enjoying a perfect meal, Tom and Harry talked for some
time with their old classmates. Here they learned that Genevieve Bar-
ber had just been selected as court stenographer at a case in which the
villian, Maurice Fyfe, was to be brought to trial for a breach of promise
suit. It was the third suit of this kind in which he had figured. One
would never have believed that of Maurice. Ted Troost, famous criminal
lawyer, would defend him. The renowned Judge Thomas Jones was to
listen to the testimony and render one of his noted and just decisions.
The two friends then walked into Dick's office and here received
another surprise. For there was Mary Guyan seated in the room with
him. She told us that she was getting advice from Dick about her
business affairs. She is now owner of the Wiggly Piggly chain stores.
Then Dick turned loose with this: "I have just read in the Los
Angeles Herald that Ruth Lingenfelter will take up the duties of editor-
in-chief of that paper next month. Lucille Morrison was recently elected
vice-president of the Bell Telephone Company and Eugene Risden has
:lipped twenty minutes off the world's record for the hundred mile race.
At the finish he smashed into Charline Edward's portable hospital. In
the smashup two lap hounds, which belonged to Ruth Murray, the
"great powderpuff vampire" of screenland, were killed. Risden is being
sued for his winnings and is awfully discouraged."
The friends sat in silence for a few minutesg then Tom asked Mary,
"What became of your friend Ruth Warren? I haven't heard of her
for years ?"
"Why, don't you know?" exclaimed Mary. "She's governor of Texas
and is one of the most important leaders in the Republican party. Her
husband is he1' campaign manager."
"Well, say," gasped Tom, "this is surely a day of miracles. I've
heard more grand news today than I ever expect to hear again."
"You haven't heard the half of it," said Harry. "But first I'm going
to ask you home to dinner with me tonight. You'll come Won't you, old
"Really I don't kn-ow how I can refuse! ',"
"All right, then," said Harry. "Let's get going and not bother Dick
anymore. I see that lVIary is very anxious to get this matter over with."
"So long old classmates, good luck to both of you," cried Harry and
Tom in unison.
A half hour later Tom found that Harry was driving him to a vez' '
beautiful residential section of Los Angeles. Soon Tom broke the silence
by saying, "Harry, old boy, we've talked most all day and you have not
told me a thing about yourself. Supposing you start. in now. What
have you done in the last ten years? Y0u'1'e married of cours-e, aren't
Vou? And say, by the way, whom did you walk up the aisle with ?"
"Say, Tom, you just can't guess. The dandiest little girl that ever
lived. But I'm not going to tell you now. You've yet one more surprise
coming to you today, Tom, be ready," finished Harry as he turned his
little roadster into a lane that led up to the coziest little bungalow Tom
had ever seen. '
They entered the front door and were met in the hall by-well
guess who-Eileen Woodburn, of course.
After very cordial greetings had taken place between the old friends,
they entered the house. After dinner that evening the three sat in
front of a cheerful fire and once more took up the wanderings of the
:lass of '27.
"S-ay, what's this!" exclaimed Tom, as he picked up the evening
caper. "Floyd Chandler-why it can't be our old friend who is recently
elected senator for California - Yes it is our own Floyd because it says
his home is in Redlands. Well, can you beat that?"
"That certainly eclipses all," cried Eileen, while Harry was utterly
speechless. The spell was broken suddenly by a sharp ringing of the
loor bell. And who do you suppose was ushered in-? At first none of
them knew. Then when the man stood before them announced that he
was Ray Sleppy, athletic coach of the University of California, Southern
Branch, they received a shock this time which warned them to be
seated again. 1
After greetings were exchanged, Harry said, "Say, Ray, have you
ever heard of Warren MacMillan? I haven't seen or heard of him since
we left school."
"Yes, I have. About three years ago I was stranded in Jazztown,
Iceland. I wanted to get out of the place, so went down to the docks to
see if I couldn't nnd a ship on which I could work my way out. There
was a fine private yacht in the harbor so I went towards the pier to
see how the prospects were. As I approached I noticed a person whom
I thought to be the captain. Coming still closer I recognized Warren
MacMillan, and I had a long talk with him. DLu'ing the conversation he
informed me that Benny Lepkin had opened a tailor shop there in Jazz:-
town and was making tuxedos for the Eskimos. As a sideline he
teaches them dancing."
"Oh, yes," said Ray. "I almost forgot to tell you about Everett
Richhart. After he graduated from the Forestry Department at U. S. C
he was appointed chief inspector of all the National Parks in the United
States. Pretty good for old Dutch, don't you think? And there's Allen
Musselwhite too. He has recently been successful in getting into con-
nection with Mars. He has invented an instrument which allows a per-
son to see as well as to talk with the inhabitants of Mars." f
"Oh, by the way, Harry," said Eileen. "I read some very interesting
'iews in the paper this morning. Pauline Mayhew has opened an exclu-
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sive art shop in North Hollywood. We'll have to drop around and see
her some time."
"That's surely fine for Pauline. I always knew she could do it," said
Harry, "And, oh yes, isn't this June 10, 1937? Say, it is! This is the
opening night for Cassie I-lansen's latest play, "Two Crooks and a Lady,"
starring the famous actress, Ethelene Woodington, and her leading man,
Frances Edmonds. Dee Williamson and Eustaus Long are the two crooks.
We simply must see that picture. What do you say we go?"
The picture was the best ever, and to cap it off there was a vaude-
ville long to be remembered. The prologue contained some musical
numbers by the famous composer, Russell Roberts. They were played by
Johnnie Fiesel's well-known orchestra. This was followed by a vocal
solo by Edward Price, accompanied by his wife, Dorothy, at the piano.
The program closed with a violin solo written and played by Clifford
Ruppel, who had replaced Frit Kreitzler.
On the way home Eileen said, "Isn' it wonderful how our class has
progressed? In all of our talks I don't believe we have mentioned the
oerson who made all of our success possible. Mrs. Boynton, our class
teacher, so very dear to all of us, has likewise brought other classes
through the same trials of the four years just as she did for us."
Harry added, "Pm afraid we could never thank her enough for
what she has done for us."
"She was a wonderful teacher and friend," agreed both Tom and Ray
The two then left their friends and went on their own wav,
reflecting over the success or failure of the different members of the
Class of 1927 of Torrance.
Thursday, June 23
OnA'rloN . .
SEl.EC'l'ION . . .
PllESl'IN'l'A'I'l0N on DIPLOMAS
V101.iN Som . . .
Ti'c'r'1l ly fiw'
Class of '27
. Class of '27
. Harry Phillips
. Dorothy Darling
lficlmrd Von Hagevz
C7nmbined Glce Clubs
E il'een llfooclb urn
. Tom Jones
. Senior Quartette
. Cliforzl Ruppel
SENIOR CLASS WILL
We, the class of '27, realizing that we are here for but a short time
know that we must leave our most treasured possessions in care of
various members of the student body. In the name of Mr, Wood, we
hereby swear this to be our last will and testament:
We hereby will our Senior dignity to the Juniors.
To the Sophomores we bequeath our unusual official ability.
To the Freshmen we leave our utmost sympathy.
And to the incoming B7's we leave our dear Mrs. Boynton. .
Individually, I, Harry Phillips, will my loving nature to Dick Danton.
I, Eileen Woodburn, will my A's to Dale Merritt.
I Ted Troost, bequeath my height to Florence Gramling. May she thrive
on it. .
I, Tom Dougherty, leave my excuses and excuse cards to the future
oflice practice class.
I, Dorothy Darling, leave my heart to Eddie.
I, Maurice Fyfe, will my fairy-like figure to Alan Renn,
I Cassie Hansen, bequeath my loud voice to Earl McKnight.
I, Eustus Long, will my beautiful golden curls to Nellie Middleton.
I Genevieve Barber, leave my school girl complexion to Johanna.
I, Elizabeth Stafford, leave my many engagements, broken and otherwise,
to De De Barnard.
We, Russell Roberts and Johnny Fiesel, bequeath our daily parking place
in Miss Parks' office, to Richard Sinclair and Harwood Clark, respec-
I, Martha Lizer, bequeath my curly locks to Winifred Nickerson.
I, Richard Von Hagen, leave my ability as a bachelor to Paul Carpenter.
I, Ethelene Woodington, will my bashful ways to Eunice Tansey.
I, Floyd Chandler, leave Anaheim to see Tot every week-end.
I, Ruth MacMaster, will my demu1'e ways to Marion Vieths,
I, Leonard Babcock, leave my love to Vivian.
I Edith Harshman, bequeath my shorthand notebook to Violet Crane.
Twcn t y-sim
We, Allan Musselwhite and Paul Denny, will our studious natures to
I, Lucille Morrison, bequeath my Boots to Christine.
We, Dee Williamson and Clifford Ruppel, will our ability to ",Q'rab 'em
young" to Lois Zuver and Bee Sharon.
l, Charline Edwards, leave my wild ways to Bertha Newby.
I, Ben Lepkin, will my raving locks to Pete Hall.
I, Pauline Mayhew, will my baby stare to Maxine Brown.
I, Everett Richhart, will my dramatic ability to Albert Bartlett.
I, Toshi Kiyomura, leave my ability to say nothing unless spoken to
to Frances Haynes.
I, Mary Guyan, leave my extra height to Jacqueline Treadwell.
I, Ruth Lingenfelter, will my oratorical powers to Rose Paige.
I Warren MacMillan, leave my ability to break into inspirational song
whenever near certain people to Forrest McKinley.
I, Ruth Warren, will my monopoly on Texas, to Margaret Stafford,
I, Ray Sleppy, leave my job of running the student body to Ben
I, Ruth Murray, will my job of writing next year's will to Lois Zuver.
I-Iereunto this document, we do afhx our names, this second day of
June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-
CLASS OF '27
d JUNIOR CLASS
President ....... Ben Townsend
Vice-President . . Gertrude McCoy
Secretary . . . . Olive McKenzie
Treasurer . . . Vivian Beckwith
The Junior class has artists. Convince yourself by going to the
zentral library in Los Angeles and seeing the beautiful poster, "Wild
Flowers," drawn by Richard Sinclair. Since this received first place in
1 contest, the poster will be distributed and displayed throughout all
California in a "Save the Wild Flowers" drive next fall.
Athletics are a specialty of the Junior class. Kieth Tinsley is athletic
zommissioner. It contributed Ben Townsend, center of the champion
varsity teamg Howard Hudson to the champion flyweight teamg Harold
Cook to the lightweight teamg Dale Merritt, captain of the lightweights
and Robert Kembel and Harwood Clark to the midgets.
The Junior girls hold the championship of the school in basketball
and volley ball. Vivian Beckwith and Hazel Clark are star track girls.
Can they Jump? Just watch them.
A great deal of local interest was directed toward our school by the
Junior Orator, Richard Sinclair. If you did not hear his constitutional
essay, you have certainly missed something worth while. Richard was
given first place in the school tryout. He was not so successful in the
iistrict meet, but we are proud of him. Honorable mention must be
given to Marion Vieths and Harwood Clark, who represented us in the
As a commercial enterprise the Junior play, "Bab," was a decided
success. Sorry to say Bab, Gertrude McCoy, has left, but may return
to T. H. S. next year. Gertrude made a charming leading lady. No
wonder that Russell King, a small town shiek, aspired to the honor of
being Bab's best friend, or that Francis Edmonds attempted to be a
heart breaker, or that Richard Danton was considered lucky to win her.
Eugene Risden was kind and fatherly, and Olive McKenzie, a typical
society-mother. Henry Walker, an amusing English gentleman, caused
much excitement in his plans to win the older sister, Frances Haynes.
Lois Zuver was Bab's girl friend, a help in time of need. Harry Mintun,
the butler, showed his ability in delivering a bouquet, and Hazel Clark
announced the guests with a true maid's dignity.
The girls of '28 had their annual theatre party May 7. They saw
"Old I1'onsides," at Grauman's Egyptian Theater. It will be a long remem-
The Junior-Senior banquet -occurred June 4, the largest held in the
history of Torrance High School, The motif used was the fan, this
being done with the Senior colors of red and white. Their flower, the
Cecil Brunner rose was used in the deco-rations, and souvenirs. The pro-
gram was entertaining, and, we hope, fanned into a glow pleasant mem-
Jries of Torrance, that the Seniors will take with them when they leave
us. The well-rendered selections offered by the high school orchestra
were both pleasing and entertaining. Musical numbers were given by
Vivian Beckwith, the teacher's quartette and Lois Zuver and Johanna
Neelands. Virginia Cook gave a clever Apache dance, and an appro-
priate reading was given by Maxine Brown. A group of Junior girls
entertained with a drill. Ben Townsend acted as toast master.
In Student Body doings the Junior class, especially the girls, pride
themselves on being at the top of the list. Ask what class is one hun-
dred per cent student body and you will get the prmpt answer, "the
girls of '28," For their efforts they were awarded a large red and gray
pennant to be put on the flagpole. They are proud of this pennant, but
to put it on the flag pole meant that it would become faded. Therefore,
it was displayed in the class room. The class has upheld all student
body problems and helped to keep efficient officers in tenure. Christine
Hamman has been a very good secretary and has held her oflice through-
but two terms.
Do you think the class has executive ability? Look over the follow-
ing: Annual staff, Robert Kembel, business manager, Harwood Clark,
assistant business manager, Olive McKenzie, subscription manager, Marie
Boyd, organizations and classy Maxine Brown, assistant editor, Richard
Twcn Ly-11. ine
Sinclair, art editor, Kieth Tinsley, president of Aggie Club and official at
the planting of the trees, Arbor Dayg Richard Sinclair, president of
Schumann Society, Melvin McFarland, assistant stage managerg Robert
Kernbel, business manager of Schuman Societyg Richard Sinclair, joke
editorg Robert Kembel, assistant joke editorg De De Barnard, sports.
In factory or in college,
Position high or lowg
Our quest will be for knowledge,
That we in mind may grow.
To higher things we must proceed,
Though obstacls our path impede,
Soon in the future we'll succeed,
With lofty thought and worthy deed.
C1,Am:Ncn FAL'LxiN1cR 'ZS
XIARY SHIMADA '28
is for All of us, Juniors are we,
You will now read our story from A down,to Z.
is for Benny, our athlete so strong
Being class president is for him just a song.
is for Charles, who wears a red sweater,
He has known Miss Jones ever since he first met her.
is for De De, who hasn't much time,
This doesn't mean much but the verses all rhyme.
is for Everything under the sun
Which we shall all kno-w when with school we are done
is for Frances so small and compact,
Although for importance she never has lacked.
is for Gertrude, who from Torrance has gone,
We hope she'1l remember and return later on.
is for Hazel, so named by her mother,
And also for Harwood, her handsome young brother.
is for Indians we sometimes resemble,
When in the auditorium we often assemble.
is Miss Jones, a teacher remarkable,
Who wishes, no doubt, chewing gum was non-parkable.
is Miss Kunkel, who advises the boys,
She says to be quiet' when there's too much noise.
is for Lois, whose innocent face
Belies what's behind it, with unconscious grace.
is for Maxine, who worked early and late
To finish this
book on the appointed date.
wh-ose large information,
gives her a good reputation.
is for Nellie,
is for Olive the youngest of young ones,
In our Junior Class, but she sure knows her onions.
is for Prudence in which we excel,
That's why we always remember the bell.
is for Questions we all like to ask,
But answering some of them surely's a task.
is for Richard whos-e brilliant remarks,
Are the delight of Miss Burnham as well as Miss Parks.
is for Sinclair, an orator noted,
Whose wonderful speech has been everywhere quoted.
is for Torrance, a keen place to be,
And all who've not been here have something to see.
means we Understand everything now,
For miss Jones is our teacher and that explains how.
is for Vivian, light as a feather,
She thinks of her sweetie when they are together.
is for Winnifred, "just another blonde,"
Who of riding in limousines certainly is fond.
is for those we omit in this list
For without them our class wouldn't be what it is.
is for Yelling which we like to do
Though we couldn't without our yell-leader, it's true.
is for Zeal which we need very much,
In our school work at least so we won't get in Dutch.
President . . . . PAUL- CimPEN'rEn
Vice-l're.s-idvrzf . . CHARLES RUI'PlCL
Secretary . . . FRANCIS BUCI-IMAN
Trenisizrur . . . BETHEL KENNEY
Council Hep1'e.vr'11infi1'v . Covua BURR
Yell Leader . . . ROBERT VVu.1.1AMs
The Sophomore class was very active this year in athletics. Dur-
ing football season Forrest McKinley, Cato Runyon, John Reynolds, Jack
Reeves and Francis Buchman held positions on the team, and Peary
Quigley was manager.
The Sophomore class held the honor of having the most out for
basketball. Peary Quigley, Alfred Pennington, and Harold Cook were on
the Lightweight team. Those on the Midget team were John Kolesar,
Charles Ruppel, Joe Townsend and Harwood Clark. And last, but by no
means least, the Fleaweight team included Orville Hudson, Howard
Hudson, LaDorn Hall, and Robert Williams. The managers were Francis
Buchman and Melvin McFarland.
In track were Alfred Pennington, Charles Ruppel, Orville Hudson,
LaDorn Hall, and Howard Hudson.
In baseball were found James McCoy, Robert Bartlett, Joe Gianero,
Melvin McFarland and Keith Tinsley, with Forrest McKinley acting as
The Sophomore class has four members on the Honor Roll. They
are Jacqueline Treadwell, Louise Hilpert, Elwood Nahmams and LaDorn
March 25, the day which had been planned by the Sophomore class
for their weinie bake and plunge party, threatened to be bleak and cold.
Rain seemed certain much to the disgust of the poor Sophs. But - ah!
the day cleared and they shouted loud and long because their massacre
af the noted hot dog was to be carried out for sure. As to going to
Redondo and visiting their "old swimming hole" - well, that was a
oleasure they had been looking forward to for some time.
Miss Lingenfelter, Mrs. Morse, and Mr. Austin accompanied the
party which arrived at Redondo about four. They spent a couple of
hours in the plunge and then went to Clifton by the Sea, where they
enjoyed the feast of weinies.
B 10 IFS
WOULDN'T IT BE FUNNY IF - '
Ara shouldn't try to get off a wise crack?
Leona shouldn't giggle at him?
Earl should keep on growing?
Jacqueline should step out on Aaron?
Fern should gaze sweetly at Ben?
Eunice should have a new sheik?
Crizenthia should talk back?
Lois should use rouge?
Josephine should bob her hair?
Bertha should step out?
James should fall in love?
Cato should speed?
Peary should study his English?
Louise should date up Leonard?
Kathryn should do anything at all?
Ralph Sach should smile at the girls?
Merritt should start judging girls?
Dan should be on time at roll call?
Mildred Bell should get an A in geometry?
Alfred P. should write notes? '
. Bee Sharon should hand in 'her excuse cards?
Francis B. should ditch?
Jim McCoy should come to history?
Joe Miller should agree with Mrs. Morse?
1'r1fsidc11.t . .... CLARENCE CARPENTER
l'icr-President . .MARY RICLEAN
Secretary . . .ETHEL SLYE
Treasurer . . IVIARGARET RICHHART
Yvll Leader . RICI'IARD PULLMAN
Clams' Colors ...... GREEN AND VVHITE
ln sports our boys have made a good beginning by making various
teams. Our strong football team contained three live freshmen, ,Winston
Baird, Harold Stevenson and Ralph Harder.
ln basketball we had Stanley Creighton, Hartley Carr, Charles Faulk-
ner, Jack Ross, Richard Pullman and Raymond Flood.
In track we had our three musketeers, Harold Stvenson, Ralph Har-
der and Toshiaki Suminaga, with Stanley Creighton as manager.
The Freshmen girls also took an active part in sports. Nine girls
were on the basketball team and five on the volley ball team. Of course
we had several stars in track also, Kathryn Ryan, Margaret Stafford,
Margaret McDonald, Edna Richhart, Ethel Slye, and last, but not lest,
The Freshmen were represented in the Scholarship Society by Mar-
garet Richhart, Edna Richhart, John Young and Clarence Carpenter.
There were but a few, but we are proud of them and hope to have
more next year.
Rov KAZAMIK '30
A8 No. 1
BKIILDRED HOLLAND .
LEE HERRINC? . . .
BIIRIAINI TIAIoMPsoN .
FRANKLIN HUDSON .
BIIRIAM TIeIoMPsoN .
NIURIEL BARNES . .
GRACE,-BARNES . . .
BETTY IYCINTYRE .
MARCELLA KELIBEI, .
EDITH COEIIETT . .
, , P1'e.9irlent . .
. . Vice-Presiclen! . .
. . Secrcmry . .
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. Sergeant-az'-.-irms .
. . Presicleni . .
, . Vice-Preside'nf . .
. . Secretary . .
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A8 No. 2
l5E'r'1rY JANE RIPPLE
BETTY JANE RIl'l'I.l'I
. RoIxEII'I' HANNON
. . YVAIIIIEN SAVI-
. RGEERT NIEIIRILI,
During the Constitutional Contest the eighth grade had several
representatives. Allen McClure won first place and Eugene Newby tied
for second place with Grace Denny.
Eighth grade pupils Worked very hard to make the junior high
operetta, "El Toroso," a success. Many leading parts were taken Dy our
The B8 girls have held several candy sales to raise money for the
Girls' League. An A8 section one party was held at the home of Miss
Marguerite Jones at which everyone had a delightful time.
Ij1'lfSi!1f'1l-f . . . . VVALTER JOHNSON
Vice-President . RDNA ROBINSON
SL'CI'8t1H"1f"1'7'6ILSllV81 . . . . BILLIE Cooks
Yell Lcrnlcr ....... RICHARD YVATSON
Plenty of enthusiasm has been manifested by the seventh grade by
entering into such school activities as are open to them. In the annual
Constitutional Contest a number of good papers were submitted for
approval at the semi-finals. Grace Denny tied for second place.
Very good amateur talent was displayed by many of the class in "El
Toroso," Mildred Austin playing a comedy lead. Elmer Riley and Orville
Hemstreet assisted in skits at Boys' Stunt Nite.
Toshiaki Shimatsu, Pedro Ros, Herman Knuckles, and Jesse Norene
held positions on the junior high football team and made a good
showing. Walter Johnston, Jesse Norene, Herman Knuckles and T-oshi-
aki Shimatsu proved to be good material for future use on the basket-
Lolo Cokeley defeated Betty McIntyre, Marjorie Huber and Nina
Leslie in tennis semi-finals in the girls' tournament. At present she
is leading Christine Hamman, 4 to 2. If she defeats the latter she will
only have Johanna Neelands to play for the championship of the school.
Thus has the seventh grade kept "the colors fiyingf'
'A' ' 1151.
Editor . .
Art . . .
HARNVOOD CLARK, HAIIRY PI-III.I.II's, FOIIRI-:s'r NICKINLEY
RICIIARD SINCLAIR, PAULINE INIAYIIEXV
Subscriptions OLIVE MCKENZII-3, YIIVIAN BIf:cRwI'I'II
Snaps , lflnrrii HARSI-ILIAN
Alma Mater RUTI-I LINGENFI-:I,'rER, YVINNIFREIJ NIc:IiEIIsON, Activities
EDIT1-L HARSI-IBIAN, LIARGARET '1'IFFANY, Organisations
Athletics HARRY PHILLIPS, HAZEI, CLARK
Humor , , E'rIII:I.ENE XVOODINGTON, JOANNA NEELANDS
Eavchange . . EDITII NIILLER
Faculty Adviser . .
Art Supervisor .
Reporters , LUCILLE NIORRISON, RUTH BIURRAY . . Senior
NIARIE BOYD, NIAXINE BROWN . . . . Junior
IRENE BURMEISTER . . . . . . Sophomore
BEllLAI'I COOPER, EDNA RlCl'II-IAIIT . . . Freshman
MARCRLLA KIzMnEL, JEAN SMI'I'1I . . Eighth Grade
BIARGERY ROELEFS . . . . . . Seventh Grade
Owing to the large growth Of the student body this year it has
been necessary to make the second edition of the Torch somewhat larger
than the first. We hope that this Torch may cast a light on the yea1"s
achievements which otherwise might be forgotten. Under the splendid
supervision Of Miss Burnham the size of the book has been increased
to enfold more fully every phase Of student life. With Miss Sunierwell
in charge of the art work we feel as though the annual is not only
complete in every detail, but exceedingly attractive in appearance. The
photography has been successfully achieved by the La Plante Studiog
the excellent engravings elhciently made by the Commercial Art and
Engraving Company of Los Angelesg and the printing neatly and clearly
done by the Boulevard Print Shop of Los Angeles. The willing assistance
of our advertisers has made the book possible.
STUDENT SELF GQVERNMENT
First nS6'1IIfl'StCI' Second Semester
CIIARLINE 'EDXVARDS . . . . . Girls' Presirlent . . . . . . RUTH VVARREN
IIICHAIID VoN PIAGEN . . , . . Boys' President . . . . . . . . RUSSELL Romznrs
The merit system was started for the iirst time this fall. At the
opening of the school term each student was given a hundred merits.
Some found it quite diflicult to keep these merits for there were many
ways in which to lose them. But the majority of the students found
that by living up to the simple standards of the school, it was com-
paratively easy. There were also numerous ways in which to earn merits,
thus giving everyone a chance to gain extra points.
The self government officers who patrolled the upper and lower halls
during classes also instituted a great improvement.
In various ways the student self government has been helpful, which
is entirely due to the genuine co-operation of the students and the
First Semester Second Semester
RAY SLEPPY .... . . . President . . .... RAY SLE:-PY
RUSSELL ROBER'I'S . . . . . Vice-President . . .,... JOHN Fucsmr,
Cl-IRISTINE HAMMAN . . . . . Secretary . . . . Cums'r1Nn HAMMAN
RUTH MURRAY , . . . . . Treasure-r . . . . . Rll'1'l-I NIURRAY'
LEONARD BABCOCK . .... Yell Leazle-r . . . . . . Romana' WILI.IAMS
MILDRED PANNIER . , . . Editor of T. N. T. . . .A l'll.lZABE'l'II STAFFORD
JACK REEVE .... . . Commissioner of Athletics . . . . Kmrn TINSLEY
The foundation of an organization moulds its future. The purpose
to which the pioners of an institution devote themselves points to the
success or failure of its establishment. This year has seen our school
organization under a strong leadership and with a co-operative spirit.
The Associated Students of Torrance High School have banded
together in an attempt toward success in all fields. The student body,
as usual, undertook to transact all business pertaining to the affairs of
the students. Naturally resulting from the excellent school spirit, and
the aid of the faculty, this particular organization was the instrument
of many achievements and helped in every way to establish good stand-
ards for the school.
The issuing of student body season tickets, for the first time this
year, proved fairly successful. The ticket sold for one dollar and fifty
cents a semester. It included football, basketball and the school paper.
The first part of the second semester opened with a big drive, the cam-
paign being sponsored by the salesmanship class with the capable help
of Miss Marguerite Jones. A contest between the girls' and boys'
leagues proves that the girls were the most efficient salespeople, result-
ing in the boys giving the .girls a pa1'ty. The price of the ticket for
the second semester was lowered to one dollar. It comprised track, base-
ball and the paper.
Throughout the term the student body has shown a greater interest
in school affairs than in previous years. Torrance has never known a
more successful year than this one and a great deal of this success can
be attributed to the school organization and the exceedingly diligent
work on the part of Mr. Wood, the principal.
THE GIRLS' LEAGUE
Firxf Smncs-ter Second Semestr
'Rwru VVARREN . . . . . . President . . ETHELENE VVoon1NG'roN
Rxrru .LINGENFELTER . . . . Vice-President . . . . . TNIAXINE BROWN
KDLIVE ilIC?KlCNZllC . . . . . Secretary . . . . OLWE NICKENZIE
I.,i'c'u.1.1c MoiuusoN . . . .... Treasurer . . . . ..... HAZEL CLARK
Every girl in both junior and senior high is a member of the Girls'
League. The purpose of this club is to promote interest in the girls'
activities, to instill school spirit into its members, and to advance a
friendly feeling among all.
This year has seen the Girls' League under a strong bond of union,
with a bigger and more genuine interest in all school aiairs.
First Semester Second Semester
WARREN NIACNIILLAN . . . . . President . . . . . RIC!-IARD VONHAGEN
EILEEN VVOODBURN . . . . . Vice-President . .
Tosm KIYOMURA . . . . , Secretary . . . . ALLEN NIUSSELWVIAIITE
RUTH LINGENFELTER . , . . . . . Treasurer . . , . . . . MAURICE Frm:
"To Promote Scholarship in Torrance High School"
this was the purpose and goal of the scholarship society during the past
year. The proof of its success is shown by the increase in membership,
there being over thirty members throughout the year. This increase in
itself shows the growth of interest in good scholarship, for high
scholarship should be the aim of every student in a school. Five federa-
tion pins were awarded to members of the senior class.
Members of the scholarship society now receive certain privileges,
give a stunt at a pay aud call, have a day off for an educational trip,
and generally go to a convention every year. This fall a trip was made
to Riverside. With these advantages, and with the honor of being a
member of such a society, every student should aim to make a more
determined effort to secure the grades necessary for membership.
With the ambition of stimulating interest in science by bringing
here speakers on related subjects, the Science Club was formed. Meet-
ings have been held twice a month. With the beginning already made it
is expected that this organization will develop consistently.
.P7'lfSllIl"IIf . . . TOM DOUGHERTY
l'ice-Prfwiflcni . . RUSSELL ROBERTS
Secretary . . ELIZABETH STAFFORD
fl'r1fr1.v1n'1'r . PAUL CARPENTER
TI-IE BOYS' LEAGUE
l"ir.vt SP77ll?6'll?I' Second Semester
JOHN Fucsm. . . . . President . . . . . FRANCIS BUCHMAN
Rlclmun SrNf:1,Am . . Vice-President . . . . KIETH YFINSLEY
liuu, l,J1cNNv . . . . Secretary . . ..... EUS1-Us LONG
I-Luuvoon CLARK . . . Treasurer .... .... lf VARREN RICNIILLAN
The Boys' League organized three years ago. Each year has
brought a closer fellowship among the boys of the school. The league
includes every boy in the junior and senior high. During Boys' Week
of each year the positions of the most important business men are suc-
cessfully filled by members of the league.
The progress of the organization in the past has been marked, Its
success is entirely due to the splendid fellowship shown on the part of
the boys, with the capable assistance of Mr. Wood.
President I'lu.E1f:N XVOODBURN
Secretary FRANCES HAYNES
Treasurer . . HARRY PIULLIPS
Faculty Adviser ...... Mus. BoYN'1-oN
During the second year of the Spanish Club the meetings held once
a month have been very enjoyable. Interesting programs are given, and
the members sing songs and play games in the Spanish language. It
is a rather exclusive organization, as no one is allowed to join until he
has spoken Spanish, or tried to, for a year. Their Scotch tendencies
seem somewhat to subdue their tongues, as a penny fine is demanded for
each word of English or other "foreign" tongue spoken at the meetings.
Among other trips to entertainments in Los Angeles the most
enjoyable one was the Festival of Nations at Polytechnic High.
First Smrzextcr Second Semester
Ev1c1u4:'r'1' RJCIIIIART . . . Pficsidcnt . . . . . KEITH TINSLEY
MIClllll1"l' 13llADSlIAVV . . . Vice-President . . . EVERETT RICHHART
INA I.icsl.uf: . . . . . . Secretary . . . . BEULAH CooP1-:R
1'lEULAll Coomsu , . . . . Treasurer . . . BEULAH Coovmz
The T. H. S. Aggies is foremost among the many clubs organized in
Torrance High School this year. As this is a new departure for
Torrance it was awakened with general interest and enthusiasm.
The Agricultural Class, under the direction of Mr. Merrill, has
been awarded two cups and several medals for its ability to success-
fully judge stock, and lead in a milking contest.
Among the other things the boys have been doing is to prepare a
plot of land in the mountains above Los Angeles for a cabin, which is
to be owned by the school.
It has been obvious that the Agricultural Club has done a great
deal toward the advancement of school affairs . It looks forward to many
achievements in the succeeding years.
Presiclenj . EUGENE RISDIGN
Vice-President . OIJIVE DICIQENZIE
Sec1'etar.y-TreaisuTer . ..,., I i:Dl'l'lI I'IARSl'IMAN
The Commercial Club originated in Torrance High School in 1926.
One of the first things that was done was to draw up a constitution.
As this is a new club there has not been much Work done, but some
fine programs have been given. Thus far it has proved a success with
even better aims for the future.
The Art Club is numbered among the new organizations of T. H. S.
It was organized in March by the new art teacher, Miss Suinerwell.
Under her supervision the art students are trained to develop not
only their love for the beautiful, but to make practical use of it. Judg-
ing by the drawings, it looks as if we are going to have some profes-
We are trusting that in the future years the club will grow and
become a club that gives T. H. S. all the beauties of art. They are now
making their constitution, Their object is to visit art galleries, to sketch,
to attend plays with artistic settings, and to have a good time. Tempo-
rary ioflicers are:
,l,1'lfSi!Il'lIfl 'l'oM llomm xcwrv
Secwlrz-ry GERTRUDE MCCOY
TORRANCE NEWS TQRCI-I STAFF
JOHN FIESEL . .
l1lUGnNIc RISDEN .
EVELYN PERKINS .
JACK RPIEVE 1
DALE NIERRETT S
NIISS BURNIIAM .
. . Editor . . . . . l'II.IzAnIuTI'I STAFIPOIIII
. .'lss0cia.te Editm'
. Business Bflanrzger
Circulzztiofn Dlanager , .
. . . , Sp01'f.s . . .
. .folrcs . .
. . .-ldvi.s'cr .
. MILDIIIQIJ PANNII:Ia
, FIIANCIS BUCIIMAN
. ROl!Ell'1' I3All'I'LlC'l"l'
. CI,IFIf'0nn RUPI-III.
S DALE M IaI1III1:'I"I'
2 Dm DI: BARNAIID
Y ROBERT KIQMIIEI,
l RICI-IARI1 SINCLAIII
. , NIISS BURNIIAM
The year of '26 - '27 has been an unusually successful one for the
weekly paper. It has been printed by the school print shop and sup-
ported by the advertising of local merchants. With stan efiiciency and
the aid of the journalism class under the able supervisions of Miss
Burnham, the paper has proven a real credit as well as a source of
enjoyment to the student body.
After having established an excellent reputation for their achieve-
ments of the previous year, Mrs. Eischen and Miss Lingenfelter decided
that the boys' and girls' glee clubs were capable of a more diflicult
production than had ever been attempted by Torrance High.
"Lelawala," a dramatic operatta by Charles Wakefield Cadman was
chosen, and after six weeks of earnest work on the part -of all the
production was ready. Mrs. Eischen and Miss Lingenfelter were in
charge of the music and dramatic work. Miss Coller and Miss Phipps
were responsible for the costuining, while the lovely stage and art
work was supervised by Miss Sumerwell. This event took place on the
evening of November nineteenth and .was thought by all to be one of
Torrance's best productions.
On December 10, the Junior class presented "Bab", an unusually
clever four-act play which was written by Edward Chald Carpenter from
the novel by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Miss Millard was in charge of the
production and all of the members -of the class co-operated in making
the play a real success.
THE C.-I ST
Brin Ancmlmr n . . . Gertrude McCoy
CAu'rEn Bnooxs Richard Danton
LEILA IXRCIIIBAID . Frances Haynes
CLINTON Blcluftsx-oun . llcnry, Walker
Fi f ty-one
SENIOR CLASS PLAY
APRIL 22-23, 1927
CYRUS QUACIQENBIYSII, a self-made Inillionairc .Lcorzrirrl Babcock'
1-l.ICGGY Rnxiroun, a social idler . .
SIMPSON, a confidential sccetary . . .
MRS. DAFEODYI. DARE, the InillionaiI'e's sister
SQUIRE SYKES, from Onion Center .
PANSY SYKES, the Squires niece .
GEORGE, thc colored butler .
JACK DA1S'ES, a young astx-mioinfgr
ROSE, Cyrus' young dznigliter .
VIOLET, his other daughter . .
BULA BULA, an Ainazon lieutenant . .
Pau l i me illaiy lmw
. 1? my Slep 1J'If
Dick Von Hagen
E thelema W oodinglrni
LIILA PALAZII, a South Sea Island Queen . Elizrilmtlz Smjj'm'fl
All other members of the class cast as Amazons or guests at the
This play was called a joyous farce of gay adventure and was very
different from any of the other plays given here. It took place at the
Quackenbush country home and the beach of Tom-Tom island in the
South Seas. It naturally called for picturesque settings and costuming
which were planned by Miss Sumerwell. n The directors were Miss Mil-
dred and Miss Lingenfelter. The class gave their best to its production
and it was considered an excellent achievement by the patrons. It was
also of very material financial benefit.
Don Fernando, Robert I-Iannang Dona Luz, Helen Hannerbrinkg La
Chaperosa, Lois Hunter, Joaquin, Franklin Hudson, Felipe, Howard
Totten, J uandiego, Bill Parke, Pilar, Mildred Holland, Chona, Miriam
Thompson, La Perica, Mildred Austin, Don Mariano Pena, Joe Tavang
Nikolas Nikoliavitch, Albert Bartlett.
Spanish men: Jack Shinn, Sam Bone, Robert May, Allen McClure,
Toshiaki Shimatsu, David Boardman, Egbert Merrill, Waldo McDowell,
Louis Lisoni, Jesse Norene, Leonard Locke, William Laven, George Lan-
caster Alfred Mintun.
Spanish girls: Helen Groenink, Virginia Brown, Jean Smith, Veronica
McNeil, Ellen Stanley, Kiomi Akutagawa, Kathryn Fordyce, Floy Hamil-
ton, Marjorie Roelofs, Ethel Grant, Dorothy Reinman, Edith Corbett,
Marie Carlin. ,
Washer women: Ethel Slye, Muriel Rice, Myrtle Perkins, Jane Rob-
erts, Myrtle Winkler, Geneveve Guyan, Elizabeth Burdick, Blanche Lukes,
Marcella Kembel, Louise Hansen, Ruth Slye, Betty Jane Ripple, Mona
Rollman Rachel Wacker. Gladys Cogswell.
The Junior High School presented "El Toroso" on January 21. This
is the second musical operetta given by this division at school. It has
been established as an annual affair because of the previous excellent
performance. Credit is due to Mrs. Eischen and Miss Lingenfelter, mus-
ical directors and coaches, for the excellent portrayal of roles and fine
chorus work. Mrs. Morse directed the dancing, while Miss Sumerwell
and Miss Coller are responsible for bringing out a Spanish atmosphere
in the stage setting and costumes.
SCI-IUIVIANN SOCIETY V
'OFFICERS FOR 1926-27
First Semester Second Sc-master
,IQUN Fmsm ,,,, , , ,President . . , . IQICI-IARD SINCLAIR
. . I'icc-P-residerif . . . . . JOHN Fufzslci,
LUCILLE MomusoN . , . . Sccretavjlf . .. ...' IvJOR0'l'l'IY IJARLING
LUCILLE BIORRISON . . . . . 1'7al?llJ7IlI'81' . . . -hvIII.DllED BELL
Mas. EISCHEN , . . . . Fnculiy .-lclvisor . .MRs. EISCIIEN
AIM OF SOCIETY
To provide an organization in which the music lover, and the one
who has a desire for musical appreciation, may express his ideasg
To assist in the proper advancement of the musical interests of the
city of Torrance as well as those of T. H. S., by presenting musical
programs of meritg
To encourage -on the part of students, attendance at concerts or
The Schumann Society is in favor of every Worth-while activity
which tends to the advancement of our institution, particularly those
WHAT THE SOCIETY HAS DONE THIS YEAR
QU Sponsored six evening concerts. '
Q25 Given six musical aud. calls.
Q39 Partially paid for an Orthophonic Victrola for the school.
C49 Managed two trips to concerts outside of city.
C51 Offered soloists fof meritj at regular meetings.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB '
The Girls' Glee Club has been quite active this year in the music
field. They have appeared on programs at the Rotary Club, the W01H911,S
Club, and several social aiairs and high school functions. The girls in
the Glee Club are: Mary Guyan, Cassie Hanson, Dorothy Darling, Sophia
Miller, Edith Miller, Frances Haynes, Marion Vieths, Vivian Beckwith,
Beatrice Sharon, Maxine Brown, and Mildred Bell.
Miss Lingenfelter is their director. We hope we can hear more
and see more of the Torrance Girls' Glee Club in the near future.
BOYS, GLEE CLUB
Members: Forest McKinley, Jack Reeves, Francis Buchman, Richard
Sinclair, Robert Kembel, John Fiesel, Jack Hendricks, Edward Price,
Tom Dougherty, Winston Baird, Robert Bartlett, Bernard Bordeaux,
Frank Russel, Joe Gianero.
An active program has been carried out by the Boys' Glee Club this
year. Among the organizations on whose programs they have featured
are: Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, Woman's Club, Masonic League Instal-
lation, and various High Sch-ool programs and Aud Calls.
Their annual Boys' S-tunt Night was given the second week in May,
two evening and one matinee performances. It was well received by the
audience and gave the boys a chance to exhibit such original talent as
they possessed. Needless to say it was fun for all, and of great finan-
cial benefit to the music and athletic departments. Mrs. Eischen capably
directs the boys of this popular organization.
Piano-Grace Buck, Nyla Tansey.
Violin-Marie Evans, Jacqueline Treadwell, Lola Cokeley, Leona
Johnson, Setsu Kiyomura, Clifford Ruppel, Nyla Tansey, Dorothy Wacker,
Trumpets-Warren Sapp, Dallas Danford.
Trombone-Robert May, F lute-Richard Stevens.
Saxaphone-Paul Denny, Walter Johnstong Drums-Raymond Fl-ood.
The organization has appeared in numerous auditorium calls this
year, accompanied operettas and Boys' Stunt Nite, and furnished enter-
tainment for several community functions.
The cafeteria, like every other phase of activity, has grown decidedly.
,ln the fall it was supervised by Mrs. Miller and M1's. Bell, and in the
spring by lV1rs. Bell and Mrs. Shinn. A staff of approximately twenty
students has been employed during noon hour and has rendered efficient
service as well as gained practical experience. The wholesome lunches
have been served faculty and students alike at an available price.
MEiuu'r'r Bniiusii nw
Ricimun VS ALLFR
ALLEN BIUSSELWVIIITE ISTIIEL SINE
Donorin' REINMAN Muiuiar. ITELL
THE STUDENT BODY STORE
The student body store, while it has been of great service to the
school, has been sorely handicapped by its crowded quarters. It has
provided the students with necessary supplies, and due to its efficient
management has been of considerable financial aid to the student body.
The staff for the past year was as follows: Marion Vieths, managerg
Mary Guyan, Vivian Beckwith and Violet Crane, assistants, and Miss
Marguerite Jones, supervisor. Next year it will be situated in much
larger and more convenient quarters in the new building. Thus all are
looking forward to a more successful year for the store.
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Gl'Y KlNSl3lFliX',. Insfruclor.
Training and production are carried on at the same time. The
shop produced about four hundred dollars worth of work both semesters.
This is the personal diary of T. H. S. Spirit for the year 1926-27.
After many unsuccessful searches it was at last found, although in many
pieces. We have tried to patch it together and hope you will enjoy the
trip along the memories of our active year. Here goes.
September 6.-Labor Day or no labor today.
September 7-Well, I'm on the job again. Gee! I'm sunburned but I
guess I can hold out. Made out my program today. The conflicts
fierce are raging. A
September 8--I feel as if I was most all here today, but had a terrible
time trying to find my classroom. I've sure grown up -since last year.
September 10-Only thirty-nine more weeks of school. Hooray! I'm
going home and sleep.
September 13-At the council meeting this morning they decided to
start the drive for student body tickets. We'll see how much spirit
T. H. S. has after all.
September 15-"By the way, how's your citizenship record?"
September 20-The council met again today. They discussed the election
of a yell leader. Something has to be done to advertise the S. B.
ticket. It isn't selling. '
September 22-Five of the Torrance Aggie boys went to Riverside to
the Southern California Fair. More laurels for T. H. S.
September 27-The yell leader will eventually be elected.
October 1-First game today with Lomita. "The fight is on." Also
first explosion of the T. N. T. Ina Leslie and Doris Edwards took
prizes at the Pomona Fair todayg two bonnie milk maids, perhaps
an' opportunity for some "butter and egg man."
October 4-Important business for the council this morning. The Torch
staff was approved, and the stage crew appointed.
October 5-First meeting of the Schuman Society this evening. Plans
were made for an Artist Course for this year. Quite an under-
taking but T. H. S. spirit can put it over. Aud. call this morning
in the interest of fire prevention.
October 7-We had our first A. S. B. meeting today. Tennis was
accepted as an interclass sport. Classes are in keen competition
for the school pin. This was also Ray's first experience as presi-
dent. More power to him.
October 8-T. N. T. out today. The faculty went for a swim at Man-
hattan Beach. This marks the beginning of a brilliant social season.
October 11-The news leaked or rather burst out that Miss Boon was
married Saturday. Congratulations, Mr. Robinette
October 12-Spanish Club met tonight, and owing to the fact that it
was Columbus Day a very interesting program was planned.
October 15-Game at Bell at which Floyd proved the "Red Manga."
-Faculty party for Mrs, Robinette.
October 19-Schuman Society met tonight. The Artist Course is going
strong. Season books on sale.
October 22-Ellis Rhodes Concert this evening. Game at Gardena.
October 25-Pictures are to be taken soon for the annual. First spark
of the Torch.
October 26-Commercial Club meeting tonight. Elected officers. Mr.
Reeve spoke. Jack Reeve's orchestra played. Shall we call it a
October 26-Beat Jordan 13-0. Hallowe'en will have passed before we
I again return to school.
November 1-Council met again today. Lights are needed in the Deanery
for basketball p1'actice.
November 3-Marine League meeting was held at Gardena today. Lomita
was awarded the cup for football championship.
November 8-Council meeting discussed the trophy case and garages
for the faculty. Also Whether or not the Junior High shall be ad-
mitted to student body meetings. .
November 12-T. N. T. is out. .
November 17-Basketball practice at the beanery this afternoon. Seems
a little previous, but "the oily boid ketches the woim."
November 18-Boys' and Girls' League meetings were held today. The
A9 girls were awarded the pennant.
November 19-The football boys went to the Kiwanis Club luncheon to-
day. They are receiving their compensation regardless of the cup.
November 19-The school seems to be full of Indians lately. Oh well,
Lelawala will soon be over. The weather is terrible g I hope it
doesn't spoil the crowd Wednesday night.
November 23-More Indians, Colonial maidens and redcoat soldiers.
"Variety is the spice of life."
November 24--Lelawala! It's over. Tomorrow's Thanksgiving, thank
November 29-Blue Monday, "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak."
November 30-Practice game vs. Redondo today at the beanery. T. N. T.
December 1-The Aggies met tonight. Interesting speeches were given
by L. A. Agriculture Club ofiicials.
December 2-A. S. B. meeting today. Two members of each class are
to be appointed to keep the lower classes in their seats till the upper
classes have passed out of the Aud.
December 3-Girls' League party for 7th, 8th and 9th grades this after-
noon. Other than the rain, everything was O. K.
December 6-Council meeting today.. A. S. B. officers nominated. Money
for the trophy case was appropriated.
December 9-Aud. call today. We had a speech about books by Miss
Bomgardner from L. A.
December 10-"Babu presented by the class of '28, the first dramatics
of the season.
December 14-Girls' League council meeting. Officers for next semester
Decemberl5-Student government committee meeting this roll call.
December 16-Boys' and Girls' League meeting today.
December 17-Artist Course. Bess Daniels and Dan Gridley, a very
December 18-A delegation of the Scholarship Society went to the Con-
vention at Riverside today. CI really like conventions?J
January 3-Back until spring vacation. Min, it's terrible.
January 5-Campaign speeches were given today, M-ost everyone will
"fulfill his oflice to the best of his ability."
January 6-A full program. Student body meeting. Secretarial and
treasury reports. Why don't you sign your friend's petition? No
T. H. S. spirit shows in campaign. Cameron Beck of the New York
Stock Exchange spoke to the student body. We are all grateful to
the Rotary Club for this opportunity.
January 10-Council decided to send for :football letters.
January 13-Torrance Midgets licked Lomita 38-11.
January 14-Girls' League kid party.
January 17-So this is courtesy Week. I hope Sir Galahad doesn't fall
off his horse. .
January 19-Do you realize that this semester is almost over? Student
January 20-League meetings today. It has been whispered that the
girls are much more quiet in their order of business than some
January 21-El Toroso is here, The bold bad bandits and shy senoritas
have gone. It was great.
January 25-The commercial club invite to their next meeting
January 27-The football boys got their letters. The international con-
stitutional oratorical contest has been announced. Of course there
will immediately be a rush for material.
January 28-Ray went to Santa Monica to the Presidents' convention.
Report cards. Another semester under Way.
February 2-Annual staff meeting. It seems that the Torch is in need
February 3-A. S. B. meeting. Richard Pullman was elected yell leader
but could not accept the office because he's only a frosh.
February 8-Schumann Society meeting tonight in the music room. Miss
Teal and Mrs. Shyrock gave selections,
February 10-The Torch staff met again today. The light twinkles
faintly. The Seniors are at present hashing graduation affairs,
announcements, cards, Cditch day maybe.J
February 11-The whole gang went to the dance at the beanery tonight.
I'm still alive and kicking. The basketball boys were the heroes of
February 14-Welcome to Miss Bomgardner. We hope she enjoys T. H. S.
February 15-Hall duty ofiicers met today. Strict orders were given to
keep folks away from the student government desk.
February 16-Our noble Fleas caused Lomita many an itch today at the
beanery. The score was 20-10.
February 17-The Girls' league installed the officers for the new term.
A very impressive ceremony was presided over by Ruth Warren,
who gave her oflice to Ethelene Woodington.
February 18-Aud. call today. Mr. Wood says we can have ink in
study hall again.
February 21-Try outs for "Amazon Isle" - selected as the Senior Play.
It sounds wicked.
February 22-We heard President Coolidge's Washing'ton's Birthday
February 22-Well the Seniors are again in conference over the moment-
ous question whether tickets for the play will be 25 or 35 cents.
The class flower is to be the Cecile Bruner rose.
February 24-Ruth Warren was awarded a pin for services as girls'
league president last semester.
February 25-Orrin Denny, an African explorer, spoke to us today.
We all enjoyed his interesting pictures and speech about things
which we may never see. Some we'd like to, others we wouIdn't.
Track meet at Lomita.
March 1-Boys' gym classes had a track meet.
March 3-A. S. B. Meeting today. Discussions - Whether or not the
nominations for A. S. B. officers might not from now on be made by
the Councilg also, whether the president of the scholarship society
is to be made a member of the council.
March 7-Arbor day was celebrated by a fitting program and the plant-
ing of six new trees. These will add considerably to the appearance
of the grounds.
March 8-The faculty went for a swim at Redondo this afternoon and
then to a party tonight. fWhat do they tell us about week-night
parties ?-J From all, we gather it was an enjoyable affair.
March 9-The scholarship society visited Lomita today. A nice time
and an afternoon off. Fleas again licked Lomita, 21-10.
March 11-Miss Elsie Teal, pianist, and Mrs. Shyrock gave a concert
tonight on the regular artist course program.
March 15-The boys' glee club elected oflicers today. Something is
March 16-Student governmentmeeting this roll call. Shall we wear
rubbers to avoid noise in the halls or roller skates to get to class on
March 24-Stanford Glee club was here today. Forty reasons why girls
go to college.
March 25-The Sophs had a Weiner bake at Clifton this afternoon and
evening. From what the chaperons tell us, a pleasant time was had
March 28-Say, by the way, how's your constitution?
April 1-"Every dog has his day." In commeration of the day we had
the interclass oratorical contest. Five were chosen.
April 6-School finals for the Constitutional contest were held this even-
ing. Dick Sinclair will represent the school in the district contest.
April 8-Big Marine league track meet at Lomita today. Torrance was
well represented. Another week of vacation. Happy Easter.
April 18-Another Monday - Yes, report cards were out today. Only
ten more weeks anyway. "Spring has come! Tra la."
April 20-Amazon Isle skit for the Woman's club today.
April 21-Aud call announcements of orato1'ical contest, and skit from
April 22-Dick Sinclair speaks in the district contest at San Pedro.
Matinee of Amazon Isle.
April 23-Amazon Isle. Yes, It's wicked.
April 25-The faculty were entertained by the grammar school teachers
today, a "Jolly Up" party.
April 29-Miss Catherine Jackson and Miss Edith F0111 gave a concert
this evening on the artist course program.
May 2-Boys' Week. Good-by classes. See you next Monday. Boys
took charge of classes. "Professor, how could you ?"
May 4-Track meet, parade and Wiener bake - rather -a full program.
The reco1'd to date is twenty hot dogs consumed by Edgar Reeve.
May 5-Boys visited factories. Long Beach orchestra concert, a pleasant
May 6-Our heroes acted as city oflicials. How noble! First league
baseball game - Defeated at Bell.
May 9-Regular schedule for a wonder.
May 10-Game with Long Beach Poly High Sophs, 8-6.
May 11-Stunt matinee.
May 12-Stunt nite. .
May 13-More stunt nite.
May 16-Mr. Mowry takes the Physics class to Long Beach. We hope
the water's warm.
June 4-Junior-Senior banquet! Climax of the social calendar.
-The Seniors have a whole week of ditch days.
June 23-Commencement - Farewell to the class of '27,
-No more school days - All's well that ends well.
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Fighting out -on the gridiron for their last time for Torrance High
were seven boys, who were giving their bestg Captain Tom Jones, Johnny
Fiesel, Dutch Richhart, Floyd Chandler, Eugene Risden, Ted Troost, and
Jones, Fiesel, and Richhart were all first string backfield men who
will be hard to replace on next year's team. Captain Jones' line plunging
helped whenever Torrance needed a few yards to go for first down. Jones
also directed the team and kept his men at a fighting pitch. Richhart's
fine interference helped the smooth running attack of our team. Fiesel's
spectacular open field running proved to be the class of the backfieldg he
seemed to be almost a non-stop on open field.
Chandler, Risden, Dougherty, and Troost were the boys who carried
the heavy line work. Troost, at end, played a strong defensive game
as well as being very adept at snagging long forward passes. Chandler
at tackle, playing his third year on the varsity, was easily the strongest
player on the line. He followed the ball with an eye that did not fail
to detect any fumbles, and held the opposing backfield men. Risden at
guard, played a powerful game and broke through many times to break
up formations before fairly started. Dougherty also, playing tackle,
proved his Worth by his fighting spirit,
'lihe boys that will be the nucleus of our 1927 team are Buchman,
Carpenter, Harder, Stevenson, Reynolds, McKinley, Baird, and Reeve.
All of these men played well in their respective positions with plenty of
snap, Buchman showing great skill in the open field.
"On to bigger things" can truly be our football lTlOttO for the next
year. Maybe a championship, who knows?
October 1. Narbonne 7 - T. H. S. O.
The Torrance High gridders drew as their first Marine League
opponents the powerful Narbonne eleven. Hammock scored for Nar-
bonne on the opening kick-off after running the ball back eighty yards
for a touchdown behind perfect interference. The Red and Gray war-
riors, playing a fine game, fought Narbonne to a standstill during the
rest of the periods, but nevertheless they lacked the punch offensively
October 8. Banning 3 - T. H. S. O.
Coach Mitchell's proteges played Banning next. During the first
half, both teams fought hard,and as a result, the ball remained in the
center of the field. At the beginning of the last half Banning carried
the ball to TO1W1'2I.l'lC6,S twenty yard line where the Banning team failed
to gain in three downs. On the fourth down the Banning halfback
kicked a perfect goal. A fighting Torrance team that showed its first
real power carried the ball straight down the field to Banning's two yard
line, whe1'e they lost it with six inches to go for the first down. Banning
kicked, and the Torrance boys were fighting hard to score when the
whistle blew ending the game. -
October 15. Torrance 12 -- Bell 0.
Coach Mitchell's cohorts journeyed to Bell for their third league
mix-up. The Bell team., although very light, proved to be fast and
elusive. The Torrance boys followed the ball very closely, taking advan-
tage of all the breaks which occured during the game. Chandler scored
for Torrance, intercepting a pass and running seventy-five yards for a
touchdown in the second quarter. Jones intercepted a Bell forward pass
and carried the ball to Bell's two yard line, where he bucked it over for
the second touchdown. Buchman failed to convert both times. The Red
and Gray made their own breaks and won the game.
October 22. Gardena 13 - Torrance 0.
Playing the heavy Gardena gridders on the local gridiron, the Tor-
rance pigskinners entered their fourth league game Without Fiesel, their
fighting halfback. The team fought the valley bays until they could
hardly stand on their feet, holding the Green and White machine from
scoring during the first half. Later, in the third quarter, Gardena
scored their first touchdown by running the ball back forty yards from
a punt. By sheer strength they scored again in the last quarter and
converted. The gridiron warriors of T. H. S. fought a hard battle
against overwhelming 'odds and gave their best. '
October 29. Torrance 13 - Jordan 0.
The Torrance football team took on the Jordan huskies in their last
league game. Playing on Jordan field, which was in very good condition
for a fast game, our boys played the speedy Jordan team off their feet.
The field line and the backfield functioned likea well-oiled machine. As
the whistle blew ending the final game, our boys were fighting as hard
as they had fought in their first encounter.
Thirty boys responded to Coach lVIitchel1's summons to uphold the
Red and Gray colors for the 1927 season. These boys were determined
to give their very best to old T. H. S.
Around a few lettermen Coach began to build his team. Progress
was very slow, and the Torrance pigskinners did not begin to show
their real power until the last few games of the season. Every man
fought to hold the standard high.
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Basketball reached the highest pinnacle of success in Torrance
during the 1927 season. Putting four teams on the floor to carry the
standard of T. H. S. in the Marine League, two championships were
won and two ties for first place in the other two divisions. All four
teams fought hard for their dear old Alma Mater, and Were supported
by the loyal students who turned out for every game and helped the
teams to the victories with which this marvelous record was established.
Coach Mitchell, the man who has put Torrance High on the athletic
map, can be justly complimented for the exceptional record that he has
established with Torrance basketball teams during the four years that
he has been coaching here.
Dec. 10, 1926. The Torrance High Fleas and Midgets journeyed
to Bell and started the Marine League basketball season. Our fighting
Fleas won a slow game from the Bell Fleas, 6-3. Not to be outdone by
the Fleas, the T. H. S. Midgets subdued the Bell Midgets, 11-2.
Dec. 17, 1926. Jordan High brought three quintets to Torrance to
do battle with the Fleas, Midgets, and Varsity fives of our school. In
the opening games our classy little Fleas brought the crowd to their
feet when they tied their heavier rivals at the end of the game at 8-8
all. But in the extra period the Torrance Fleas demonstrated their
superiority by outplaying the Jordan five and winning the game, 10-8.
Our Midgets kept the Jordan boys on the jump throughout the
game and won, 10-7. Both teams played a strong defensive game, but
our boys were stronger on the offensive.
The Torrance Varsity five completely swamped the Jordan quintet,
54-12, after four periods of fast passing and clever basket shooting. Von
Hagen, Sleppy, and Phillips were the offensive stars of the game with
Townsend working the tip-off plays from center to perfection. The
Varsity five played together as a well-oiled machine with the result that
Jordan was defeated, and Torrance had a perfect day with three victories.
Jan. 6, 1927. The class D and C teams of Torrance encounte1'ed
the Gardena D and C quintets on the Gardena court. The Fleas lived
up to their championship hopes and defeated the Gardena boys, 11-2, in
a game of fast basketball after a hard battle.
Starting oi the game with a bang, the Midget five from Torrance
took the lead, but due to numerous penalties and a sudden burst of
speed from Gardena the Torrance boys lost the game, 10-3.
Jan. 7, 1927. The Lightweight quintet of Torrance played its first
game of the season against the Gardena five. Our Light-weights played
in mid-season form and defeated Gardena after a hard fought game,
12-9. Roberts and Ruppel at forward, and MQ1'1'it at running guard,
were the stars of the game.
The Torrance Varsity had to fight hard and then still harder to
conquer the Gardena heavies, 28-10. The score does not indicate the
hard fought battle the Torrance bo-ys had to win. It was not until the
last half that the Torrance five rolled up its lead. The combination of
Sleppy and Von Hagen at forwards and Townsend at center scored most
of the Torrance baskets. Phillips and Long fought hard defensively
and kept the Gardena team from scoring at will.
Jan. 13, 1927. Our Fleas and Midgets played the Narbonne five at
Narbonne. The Torrance Fleas took a slump during this game in not
being able to sink their shots. Shot after shot the Fleas failed to make
while the Narbonne boys took advantage of this and won the game, 9-6.
,With the defeat at the hands of Gardena still in their minds and
the Fleas losing to Narbonne, our traditional rivals, the Midget five ran
wild and submerged the Narbonne Midget five, 38-12, in a game that
was a nightmare to Narbonne. Our boys made baskets from every
possible angle at will, and played the Narbonne quintets off their feet.
Jan 14, 1927. Narbonne came to Torrance en masse to support
their Lightweight and Varsity lives. The two rivals met in the Light-
weight game with both teams alternately taking the lead throughout
the game, until in the closing minutes the Torrance five forged ahead
and won the game, 12-9. Ruppel was the star for Torrance when he
scored seven points. The team worked the ball to the basket but failed
to score consistently. '
In the big contest of the day the Torrance and the Narbonne Var-
sities met in a bitter struggle. The Torrance five took the lead at the
opening of the game and managed to keep a jump ahead of the Nar-
bonne five until the final whistle.
Both teams played the game in top form and gave the rooters thrills
by their clever passing attacks and ha1'd fought defense. The Torrance
Varsity functioned at its best in their brilliant Victory over the Nar-
bonne five with Sleppy and Von Hagen at forwards, Townsend at center,
and Phillips and Long at guards.
Jan. 20, 1927 . The Banning class D and C teams met the Torrance
five at Torrance. The Torrance Fleas, fighting mad over their .defeat
at the hands of Narbonne, outplayed, outpassed, and outfought the Ban-
ning team in their final game of the season and won an easy victory.
The Torrance Midgets furnished the thrill of the day by lighting
their way to a 13-12 victory over the Banning Midgets. Gaining an
early lead the Torrance boys held Ion to it until the final whistle. The
Midgets played their best game in whirlwind fashion and won it through
their stubborn defense.
Jan. 21, 1927. Torrance went to Wilmington to meet the Banning
Lightweights and Varsity teams in the final games of the season. The
Torrance Lightweights let the Banning five gain an early lead which
they failed to overcome, losing the game, 15-13. The Torrance quintet
fought hard to win in the closing minutes of the game, but the Banning
lead was too great. The work of Captain Merritt helped to bring the
score nearer to Banning's score, but the forwards failed to sink the
With a determination to get revenge for the Lightweight defeat,
the Torrance Varsity ran away from Banning at the lead and took the
game by'a lopsided score, 51-7. The Torrance five held the game from
the opening Whistle, and throughout the game scored at will. Four of
the five regulars played their last game for Torrance against Banning.
These men were Von Hagen, Captain Sleppy, Phillips and Long.
The Torrance High Fleaweight team won the Marine League
Championship. The Fleas went through a successful basketball season,
winning ten out of twelve games, a record of which to be proud. War-
ren McMillan, the coach of our fighting Fleas, worked hard to make the
Fleas a league championship team. He devoted much time to coaching
the team and he can be justly proud of its record. The boys that made
up the champion Fleaweights are: Orville Hudson, Richard Pullman, and
LaDorne Hall, forwards, Ben Lepkin, centerg Howard Hudson and
Robert Williams, guards. Captain Ben Lepkin at center will be l-ost by
graduation, but all the other little men will be back next year to build
another championship team. '
Our 'l'orrance High School Midgets iinished their basketball season
in a tie with Bell and Gardena for first place. Through a league ruling
Gardena won the cup. Much credit should be given to the team and
to their coach. The Midgets started the season with a new team and it
took them some time to be able to play together. The boys had a
tough season and they played hard to win their division, failing to do
so only by a league ruling. Those who made up the Midget team are:
Harwood Clark and Dee Williamson, forwardsg Joe Townsend, centerg
Raymond Flood, Robert Kembel, John Kolesar, and Captain Charles
Ruppel, guards. Dee Williamson will be the only regular lost by grad-
uation, so the Midgets will be well supplied with material for next year.
The Torrance High School Lightweights tied with Wilmington for
the league championship, but Wilmington had defeated Torrance, thus
winning the cup. The Torrance quintet played through a very successful
season, holding victories over several large schools in practice games.
The Lightweights played brilliant basketball at times, but slumped at
other times. This inconsistency lost the championship for them. The
players on the Lightweight team are: Russel Roberts, Clifford Ruppel,
and Alfred Pennington, forwards: Peary Quigley, centerg Captain Dale
Merritt, Maurice Fyfe and Harold Cook, guards. Russel Roberts and
Clifford will be lost at the forward position by graduation and Maurice
Fyfe at guard. The loss of these boys will be felt keenly next year.
Winning all their league games the 'l'orrance High School Varsity
basketball team finished the 1927 season with a clean slate, and won the
Marine League championship. The Varsity holding victories over Comp-
ton, Inglewood, Jefferson, and Manual Arts High Schools in practice
games, demonstrated their power by defeating these la1'ger schools. The
team throughout the entire season played a brand of basketball that
would make any high school team work to defeat them. Going through
the league schedule without a defeat in four games and scoring on an
average of about thirty-five points a game was the record made by our
Varsity. On the Torrance Varsity were three men that have played
together for three years. These players were Captain Sleppy, forward,
Ben Townsend, center, and Harry Phillips, guard, all three of which
played on the Lightweight championship team last year. Captain Ray
Sleppy, Richard Von Hagen, and Harry Phillips are all four year letter-
men, while Eustus Long is a two year letterman. Ben Townsend, a
three year letterman will beiback again next year.
- Prospects for next season are Very bright for our basketball teams.
With such a large turnout this year numerous other players became
experienced, and with our new basketball gym Torrance should have
an exceedingly successful season.
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Although the 1927 baseball season has not been a success in the
way of victories, Torrance High has played good ball and has gained
valuable experience for next season. Starting off what seemed to be a
successful season by defeating several Bay League teams in practice
games, the prospects seemed very bright for more victories. Injuries to
several players kept them from playing and the ineligibility of several
more helped to break up the team Work that had been gained during
the early practice games. These and the tearing up of our baseball
field were handicaps that our players had to face. With all this against
them the boys who carried the Red and Gray on the diamond gave their
very best to the school.
In dropping the first two games to Bell and Jordan, Torrance High
showed very poor team work, and as a result of errors both teams won
the games easily. In the Jordan game our boys regained some of their
batting strength, but due to errors lost the game. Our third encounter
was with Narbonne High, ou1' deadly rivals. For the first time since
the early practice games, Torrance played ball as they really could.
Rallying in the eighth inning Torrance forged ahead, but lost their
advantage and the game, when Narbonne rallied in the last inning,
winning the game, 6-5.
The boys who carried the standard of T. H. S. on the diamond were:
Richard Von Hagen CCapt.D, Ray Sleppy, Bob Bordeaux, Robert Bart-
lett, Harry Phillips, Joe Gianero, Ben Townsend, Johnny Fiesel, Joe
Tavan, Warren McMillan, Ted Troost, Ralph Harder, Carl Jones, Jimmy
McCoy, Maurice Fyfe, Frances Edmonds, and Hartley Carr.
In not having a track or any available place to practice, the Torrance
High track teams had a handicap that kept many boys from turning out
for the team. It was necessary for our boys to go to other schools to
get' any practice, which resulted in these meets. Credit should be due
these boys who turned out willingly against handicaps and did their
best for their Alma Mater. They had triangular meets with Redondo
and Narbonne, Narbonne and Banning, Bell and Jordan, Gardena and
Narbonne. In all these meets our class "C" and "A" teams were limited
by the small turnout, but they did their utmost in every event they
Ray Sleppy and Russel Roberts were the individual stars of our
team. Ray Sleppy copped third in the shot put and pole vault, while
Russel Roberts took second place in the pole vault. Harold Stevenson
grabbed a third in the broad jump in the class "C" diviison.
With a four-quarter mile track and a two-twenty straight away being
built, Torrance High School will be well equipped for track next year.
JUNIOR BAsIi1c'I'IsALI. CIIAMDIONSIIIII
GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATICN
President . . . . CIIIIISTINE HALIRIAN 7'I'CIlSll7'67' . . . , . VlX'lAN' BI':cIuvI'I'II
Vice-Presizlent . . LUCIl.LE NIORRISON Ii'ep0rtcr . . . . HAZICI. CI.AIuc
Secrctarz .... . OI.lVE NICKENZIE Jr! fwmzmer . . . . MAIIJOIIIIQ HIIDEII
The Girls' Athletic Association has progressed considering the fact
that this is only the second year for the association.
The basketball season gave the championship of the school to the
Junior girls, with the Freshmen girls coming in second. Everyone
played fairly and with good spirit. .
Volleyball came next and the victory again went to the Junior girlsg
the Freshmen girls came in second as in basketball.
This is the first year that the girls have gone out for track, so
everyone was excited about it. They practiced diligently after school
and in their gym periods. There were new high jumping' standards sent
from the city. Some of the boys spaded a place for the high jump and
broad jump. The track winners were:
HIGII JI'MP STANDING BROAD JUMP
Hazel Clark ...., 3 ft. 9 in. Kathleen Ryrm ..,. 7 ft.
Elizabeth Staj7'0rcl . . . 3 ft. 9 in. ICl'i.'2lILb6tl1' Stafford . . . 7 ft.
RUNNING BIIOAD RUNNING Hov, SKII' AND JLIMI1
Katlzleen Ryan ..,. 12 ft. 5 in. Vivian. Beckwith . . . 24 ft. l in.
Vivirm Bcclfwitlz . . . ll ft. 616 in. Kalhlcerz, Ryan, . . . 23 ft. 1135 in.
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Ain't She Sweet-Richard Von Hagen.
He's the Last Word-Marie Evans.
I Cried for You-Eunice Tansey.
Cheating On Me-Russel Roberts.
Fm Through Shedding Tears Over You-Verna Kiefer.
Wl1o'll Take My Place After I'm Gone?-Warren McMillan.
In My Gondola-1Winston Baird.
Song of Independence-Johanna Neelands.
What Can I Say After I'm Sorry '?-Jack Reeves.
Whe1'e Is My Wandering Boy Tonight ?-Dorothy Darling.
"Mrs, Morse, may I be excused ?"
"My locker pardner has my shoes."
"What? You NVOl1,t,, Csame old thingy
Do I have to take a shower?"
"How to Bluff the Faculty"-lay Leonard Babcock. The author of this
book has had a great deal of experience. It should be read by every
The Best Time to Sleep"-by Russel Roberts. This work describes the
psychology of day dreams. The book is an art in itself-California
intends to adopt it as a text book next year.
Tales For a Graveyard"-by Lois Zuver-This work should be read
by every student before exams.-It gives such a bright outlook on
When You Have Grown A Mustache, You Are Grown Up"-by Johnny
Fiesel and Robert Bartlett. This Work speaks for itself.
Johnny Fiesel-"Well, l've passed advanced algebra at last."
Johnny-"What difference does that make?"
Ted Troost-"Would you like a nice partner for the next dance?"
De De B.-"Why yes, bring him along."
Will Wonders Never Cease?
Johanna Neelands was seen walking down the hall the other day powder-
ing her nose with a marshmallow.
Mr, Mowry-"Tom, why are you looking at your watch so often?"
Tom D.-"I was afraid that you would not have time to finish your
lfreshie-"What are you trying to do? Make a fool of me?"
Junior-"No, I never interfere with nature."
Teacher-"What is the liberty bell?"
Leonard-"The one that rings at the end of the tenth period."
hlthelene W.-"I have kept an account of all my quarrels in this diary."
Maxine Brown-"Sort of a scrap book, as it Were."
Teacher-"Who invented the cl-ock ?'
.Benny L.-"Pendulum Franklin."
Ara Lindley-"1-Iave you any mail for me ?"
Postman-"What's your name ?"
Ara-"Y0u'll find it on the envelope."
Mrs. Young Ito E. M., who is talkingj-"Edith, you must keep still."
Edith-"I havn't moved an inch."
Eddie-"Who is your favorite author?"
Eddie-"What does he write ?"
Mr. Merrill fin Chemistryl "What is all that noise back there ?"
Pete-"I dropped my chemistry book and all the symbols fell out."
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Richard Sinclair-"WonderfulI What do you do ?"
Robert-"I open and s-hut the door."
Paul C.-"They say drinking shortens a ma11's life."
Forest Mc.-"Yes, but he sees more in the same length of ti
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I 1917 Carson Street Torrance, California I
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