Torrance High School - Torch Yearbook (Torrance, CA)
- Class of 1928
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HERBERT S. Woon
Some one has said that be'
hind every book is the man
and by a knowledge of this
man and his experiences we
may account for the characf
ter of the book. 'LThe Torch"
is the book written by the
students of our high school.
Into it has gone the record of
tlieir accomplishments, their
hopes, and their aspirations.
Because , in the mam , their
ideals have been high, their
achievements have been line.
I earnestly desire for the
class of 1928 and for all the
students that they may hold
steadfastly to these ideals and
that in the light symbolized
by the Torch they may see
vision of greater opportunif
ties for service to their school
and to the community, for
without such visions they
will never "realize any high
hope or undertake any high
The Torch-a symbol of
light and learning, the Sign
of our School, the name of
the Annual publication of
Torrance High Schoolg may
The Torch, in all of these
capacities, ever lead the way
to higher and better things.
Keep your eyes on the stars
but with your feet on the
ground. Keep your ideals
high, not forgetting that the
common everyday affairs of
life are but steps toward your
goal. May the Torch of
Learning guide your steps!
GRACE H. GRANGER
STELLA M. YOUNG
English, History, Economics
HELEN A. COLLER
Wellesley Collegeg Columbia University
MARGUERITE E. JONES
University of Vermont
EVA A. JONES
University of Vermont
History, Civics, Geography
University of California, Berkeley
Latin, Girls' Physical Education
University of Southern California
ETHEL R. BURNHAM
University of Wisconsin
English and journalism
MABEL TAYLOR BoYNToN
University of California, Berkeley
Marietta College, Ohio
Tabor College, Indiana
Washington State College
English, Dramatics, Music,
University of California, Los Angeles
G. L. MOWRY
University of Michigan
E. EGBERT MERRILL
New Mexico College of Agriculture
EDITH P. KELLY
English, American History
ROBERT A. MITCHELL
Kansas State Agricultural College
Y. M. C. A. College of Chicago'
Physical Education, Coach
JESSIE E. WEAVER
Los Angeles Teachers' College
Woodbiiry Business College
University of California, Los Angeles
E. B. BRAUER
University of California, Los Angeles
Electricity and Sheet Metal
Bradley Polyteclinic Instituteg
Michigan State Normal Scliool
Wood Shop, Mechanical Drawing
University of Southern California
University of California, Berkeley
LEORA S. SHEARER
LILLIE D. KUNKEL
English, Spelling, Penmanship
Richard Von Hagen
Frank Perkins V
Frank Wiggins Trade School
Grace Fulrner Kindergarten School
Anna Mae Dilliard
Pasadena funioi College
for Nurs 5
Attending Eastern College
Karl Von Hagen
Margueruite Paour Knuckles
Geraldine Lavin Satchell
Mary Jessome Vonderahe
Ruth McKenzie Ingold
Clara Totten Hellon
Lillian Fordice Collins
Grace Gibson Gilliam
Erma Wheeler Borgo
Rosalie Gonkel Morgan
Isabel Hamilton Shaw
Ida Reeve Vonderahe
Flossie Smith Johnson
Jane Roelofs Briney
Ruth Murray McCarroll
MY WISH FOR YOU
CTO the Class of '28,
Let others sing of sweet roses,
And violets aglitter with dew.
I sing of my numerous friendships
With schoolmates so good and true.
With faith, hope and devotion
That never are apart,
And glow with the tints of heaven
To brighten each life and each heart.
It is said that the pathway to heaven
Like that of old loves is sweet
With the hearts triune in their splendor
For the tread of the angels' feetg
And whenever a day is dreary
And shadows descend like a pall
Remember true friendships are raying
Their happiness over your wall.
'Tis my wish that the years will bring you
Success and good fortune apace,
And ill you with courage and gladness,
And give you beauty and grace.
Don't think I'm giving you blarney
For a wish that is Irish is true
And increasing in favors and blessings
And goes straight from my heart to you.
ANNA MAE DILLIARD, '25
DE DE BARNARD "Po-Co"
May Festival Queen '26 '28: T.N.T. Staff '27g
Torch Staff '287 Girls' League Sergeant of Arms '28
"Chl those dark bewitching' eyes."
LADEENE BANKS, "Deen"
Transferred from Miami High School. '27
Athletics '28g G.A.A. '28: Hiking Club '28
"Stray Cats" '28
"Begone dull care, you and I shall never agree."
BERNARD BORDEAUX "Bob"
Glee Club '27g Football Captain '27g "Moonshine"
'27g T.N.T. Staff '2'7g T. Club '28.
"Past hone, past cure, past redemption."
VIVIAN BECKWITH "Shrimp"
Glee Club '25 '26 '27 '28: Class Treasurer '27 '28:
May Festival '27 '283 Operetta '26 '277 Self Govern-
ment '27 Torch Staii' '27 3 Treasurer Student Body
'27g "Stray Cats" '28.
"It is better to be small and shine, than to be
large and cast a shadow."
MAXINE BROWN "Macky"
President of Class '25 '26p Editor Torch '28g
"Come Out of the Kitchen" '25: Glee Club '25 '27
'28: Scholarship '26 '28g Operetta '25 '26 '27p
President Glee Club '26 '28: Torch Staff '2'Ig "Stray
Cats" '28g Vice President Senior Class '28.
"She is a gay bonnie lass,
The merrie-maker of her class."
MARIE BOYD "Curly"
Entered from Narbonne '26: Girls' Glee '26 '27:
G.A.A. '27 '28g Torch Stall '27 '28g Schumann
Society '27 '28g Science Club '26 '27.
"Look out boys! She's not so bashful as she seems."
HAZEL CLARK "Cla'rkie"
President Girls' League '28: "Bah" 26: Spanish
Club '28p Latin Club '28g Athletics '27 '2S: Operet-
ta '25 '26g Class Treasurer '26 '28 May Fgestival
"A joke is a very serious thing."
HARWOOD CLARK "Clark"
Student Body President '28: Council '25 '26:
Scholarship Society '26 '27 '28: President ,Latin
Club, '2Sg Spanish Club '27 '28g T.N.T. and Torch
Staffs '27g "Am I Intruding" '26,
Athletics '26 '27 '28: Operetta. '26 '27g "Stray
"Argue, argue, early and late, if a line were
crooked he'd argue it straight."
Louis CRAMER "Louie"
Entered from South San Francisco High School '27:
President Senior Class '27 '28: Football '27g Track
'28: Student Body Council '27: Schumann '28g
Science Club '28g Varsity Club '28p Torch Staff '28g
"Stray Cats" '28: Commencement Oration '28
"Make not thy self a slave of any woman."
VERA DAv1Es "Davie"
Lelawala '26g Commercial Club '26 '27g G. A. A.
'25 '26 '27 '28
"Me for the simple life"
RICHARD DANTON "Dick"
Glee Club '26 '271 Boys' Stunt Night '25g "Bah" '26
"The sleep of a laboring man is sweet.
FRANCES HAYNES "Fanny" -
Pickles '26: Lelawala '27g "Babu '27g Glee Club
'26 '27 '28g Spanish Club President '28g Student
Body Store Stock Manager '28g Secretary of Stu-
dent Body '28: Scholarship Society '26 '27 '28:
Torch Staff '26
"A little spoiled, but not so altogether."
MARIE EVANS "Irish"
Vice- President Aggie Club '28p Secretary Science
Club '28: Secretary Girls' League '28: Schumann
Society '27 '2Sg G.A.A. '28g Orchestra '26 '27:
Girls' Glee '26 '2S: Torch Staff '28g May Festival
"Pez:l1aps she's sick or in love."
TATSUO INOUYE "Tu1:sy"
Senior basketball '28g Spanish Club '26 '27 '28g
Stage Crew Senior Play '28
"His head is the storehouse of knowledge and
there's no more room for rent."
MARJORIE HUEER "Margie"
"Pickles" '25g Glee Club '25 '26g Athletics '25 '26
'27 '28g Tennis Club: Torch Staff '283 Science
Club '28g G.A.A. '27 '28g Business Manager T.N.T.
'2Sg Girls' League Representative '27
"As fog' me, all I know is that I know nothing
at a ."
WILLARD LUSK "Willie" b
Stock judging '27 '28g Agriculture Club '27 '2S:
Senior Basketball '28
"Too much speed."
RUSSEL KING "Russ"
"Bah" '26: Spanish Club '27 '2Sg "Stray Cats" '28:
"Ma, give me a nickle. I want to be tough."
OLIVE MCKENZIE "La La"
President Girls' League '27g President Girls' Self
Government '28g Secretary Girls' League '26g "Bah"
'26p Torch Stalf '26 '27 '28g Spanish Club '26 '27g
T.N.T. Stall' '27g Athletics '26 '27' 28: Secretary
G.A.A. '23 'iyice Presggefit Seger Class '27g Sec-
retary an reasurer icing ub '28
"Speech is silver but silence is golden."
HARRY MINTUN "O! Min!"
Student Council '27: Commissioner of Athletics '2'7:
Scholarship Society '27: Football '28g Varsity
"Afraid to hurry. He might catch up with himself."
NELLIE MIDDLETON "Capita"
G.A.A. '27 '28: Commercial Club '27: Schumann
'26 '27g Athletics '25 '26 '27 '28: Operetta '25g
Glee Club '26 '28g Girls' Representative '27 "Stray
"All's well with her. Above her fan, she's making
eyes at any man."
JOAN N EELANDS "Io"
Glee Club '25 '26 '28g Torch Stall' '27 '28g Operet-
tas '25 '26: T.N.T. Staff '27 '28: Tennis '27 '28:
Schumann Society '25 '26p Science Club '27 Business
Manager T.N.T. '27g Business Manager Torch '28:
May Festival '26 '28.
"The spearmint girl with the Wrigley eyes."
GILBERT MUMY "Gibbie"
Entered from Poly High, Riverside '28: Tennis
Club '28g Science Club '28g Latin Club '28
"Time will tell."
MARJORIE OTT "Margie"
Glee Club '25 '26' 273 Athletics '26 '27 '28g May
Festival '26: Treasurer Schumann '28g Tennis '2S.
"Some women use their tongues."
WINNIFRED NICRERSON "Winx"
Glee Club '24 '25 '26: "Five Ladies of Bagdadn '24:
Commercial Club '27g Science Club '27: Spanish
Club '28g Pickles '26: G.A.A. '26: Torch Staff '27
'28g Stage Crew '28,
"Not that I loved study less, but that I loved
MILDRED PANNIER "Mickie"
Editor T.N.T. '26 '27: Associate Editor Torch '2S:
Vice-President of Girls' League '26g Athletics '25
'26 '27 '28p Stage Crew '26 '27.
"Too short for great praise."
ROSALIND PAIGE "Rosie"
"Am I Intruding" '26: Science Club '2'I: Commer-
cial Club '26 '2Tp Spanish Club '28: Glee Club
'24 '25 '26: G.A.A. '26 '28g Torch Staff 'ZSQ May
Festival '26 '28g Athletics '25 '26 '27 '28
"Happy go-lucky, fair and free.
Nothing in the world can bother me."
MILDRED RAYMOND "Milly"
Art Club '26 '2'7: Girls' Representative '27g Science
Club '26 '27g Commercial Club '26 '277 Store '28g
May Festival '27 '28g Athletics '27 '28,
"Somewhat quiet: but those who know her best
say she is not always."
ALVA RICHHART "Richie"
Entered from Los Vegas. Nevada '27
Football '28: Aggie Club '28: Senior Basketball '28g
"He may do something sensational yet."
ROBINETE SEE "Bobbie"
Stage Crew '26: Dramatics '26: G.A.A. '28: A.S.B.
Store '26g Spanish Club '27 '28: Editor T.N.T. '28:
Torch Staff '28: Class Secretary '28g President
Scholarship '28: Property Manager Senior Play '28.
"Sheet doth indeed show some sparks that are like
DORIS SPOON "Spoony"
Glee Club '25 '26: "Pickles" '26: Scholarship '25
'26 '27 '28g Treasurer Scholarship Society '28: Vol-
leyball '27g Spanish Club '28g Torch Staff '28g
T.N.T. Staff '28
"Her ways are ways of pleasantnes.s"
JACK TIDLAND "jackie"
Aviation Club '28: Interclass baseball '28g Inter-
class basketball '2S.
"Comb down his hair. Lookl Lookl It stands
MARGARET TIFFANY "Marg" '
Glee Club '25 '26g "Pickles" '26: Spanish Club '28:
Torch Staff '27 '28g T.N.T. Editor '28: Basketball
'28p Scholarship Society '26 '27 '28.
"Be good and you'll he happy, but you'l1 miss a
lot of fun."
KEITH TINSLEY "'l'innie"
Council '26 '2'7: President Aggie Club '26 '27 '28g
Commissioner Athletics '27g Stock Judging '27 '28g
Fruit Judging '27 '28: Football '27,
"Attends strictly to his own business but no one
has- ever been able to find out what it is."
BEN TOWNSEND "Bennie"
T. Club '28g Varsity Club '28: Scholarship '27:
President of Class '27: President Student Body '27g
Vice-President '28: Athletics '25 '26 '27 '28.
"If your studies interfere with athletics, sluff your
MARION VIBTHS "Vie:zy"
Glee Club '25 '26 '27 '28: Operettas '25 '26 '271
"Am I Intrudingu '26: Secretary Student Body '27:
Store Manager '27 '2S: Scholarship '25 '26 '2S:
Torch Staff '26.
"Good temper. like a sunny day, sheds brightness
HENRY WALKER "Hendry Valkef'
"Tightwad" '27: Science Club '26g Street Sweepers'
"Woke up one morning and found himself asleep."
LOIS ZUVBR "Dutch"
"Pickles" '25: Glee Club '26 '27' 28: "Bah" '26:
May .festival '26 '2'7: T.N.T. Staff '2'7g Athletics
'26 '28: Glee Club Play '28.
"A serious and learned nature! Oh-Yes ?"
WALTER CARPENTER "Uma Walt"
Entered from Hurley High School '27: "Stray
Cats" '28: Spanish Club '28: Science Club '28
"Much learning doth make me mad."
EDWARD PRICE "Eddie"
"Lelawala" '27g "Pickles" '26: "Come Out of the
Kitchen" '?.5: Business Manager T.N.T. '25 '26: .
Schumann Society '2'T.
"Never be it said of him that man is fickle.".'
SENIOR GLASS PROPHECY '28
N a lovely spring afternoon in 1935 Mr. Louis Cramer, president of the alumni
association of Torrance High School, had just completed this plans for attending
the International Undertakers' Convention when his private Secretary, Maxine Brown,
entered his office and announced that there was a young woman waiting to speak to
. , Close behind him followed a tall, slender woman of the dark vampish type.
I ,I Louis jumped to his feet. "Why, it can't be Nellie Middleton, my old school
chum from Torrance High?" Then he stopped short as he noticed the anxious look
on her face, "What can I do for you? Are you in trouble?"
" I should say so. Here my third husband has just decided, on the spur of the
moment, to lose his entire fortune and pass from this world. Now I have to make the
arrangements for his funeral." '
"Too bad," consoled Louis, "won't you sit down?"
And when she was seated, "I didn't see you at the last alumni meeting. Nearly
all theothers were there, but I don't believe you've kept in very close touch with your
old friends." l
"Oh! Tell me about them." exclaimed Nellie.
"Of course, if you are interested at this time"-Louis began doubtfully.
"Certainly, such a time as this is the only time I'll ever talk to you," said
"Well, at the meeting last month we elected officers for the coming year. Vivian
Beckwith is the treasurer and she doubtless obtained the position because of her ex'
perience in handling the funds of our Senior Class. She has been employed as model
by a famous artist for the past seven years and she has preserved her figure and youth'
ful appearance until she is absolutely a knockout!
"The secretary is Marion Vieths. She can write shorthand SOO words a minute
and is working as a public stenographer. They say she is very much in demand. The
faculty thought if she was tied by some cord to her Alma Mater she would give up
some of her wild ways.
"The vicefpresident is to be Dick Danton who is now working in a mattress
factory as a 'tester', an ideal job for one who needs sleep as badly as he does.
"Frances Haynes and Rose Paige were there too, but they spent almost the entire
day givmg advice on married life so I didn't find out much about them.
"Ladeen Banks graduated from Ernest Belcher's School of Dancing and is now
the most popular dancer in France. She dances in the largest salon in Monte Carlo.
Needless to say she wasn't at the meeting, but I learned all about her from Marie
Evans who is known as the best dressed woman in the world. She had a special meet'
ing of the women- present and explained to them what clothes had to do with have
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"Winnifred Nickerson is helping her husband raise bees in the Mojave Desert, but
she manages to get down to alumni meetings once a year.
l'Mildred Raymond and Doris Spoon have a lovely little art shop in Hollywood.
Doris draws portraits as a result of her practice in English classes during her senior
year. She is certainly making a success of it. Mildred is doing art needlefwork for the
'Elite' of 'moviedomf She was offered a start in pictures but chose an artisic career
L'Margaret Tiffany is editor of the Los Angeles Examiner and each year publishes
her famous 'April Fool Issuef i
"Marjorie Ott plays every Thursday night over radio station KNX where Har'
wood Clark is chief announcer. She certainly charms her audiences with her musical
speaking selections. Mr. Clark is thinking of removing her from the program as she
takes the interest away from his jokes.
"What about Kieth Tinsley and Alva Richhart?" asked Nellie fwho is always
most interested in men, as Louis paused for breath.
"Let's see-Kieth Tinsley is head of Oregon Agricultural College, but each year
he returns to Torrance Hi to speak at the Arbor Day exercises. Alva is one of the
wealthiest farmers in the West and has given several large donations to improve the
agricultural department of his Alma Mater.
"De De Barnard-but of course you've heard about her being elected Miss
America for this year. She was twice Miss California in the National Contest.
Marie Boyd is teaching ballroom dancing to the newly rich of Los Angeles and
Hollywood, and is one of the wealthiest women of the world.
'LLois Zuver has certainly scored high. She graduated from a large dramatic
school and is now playing in New York. She takes no engagements except for characf
ter parts and is one of the biggest hits on Broadway this year.
"Russell King is in the movies now and what a villain he is! He makes all the
feminine hearts flutter when he starts his Caveman stuff!
'LHenry Walker and Ben Townsend are both teaching at Harvard. Henry is a
professor of German and Ben spends his time teaching freshman history. Remember
how he used to love it?
"Harry Mintun has, perhaps, gained the most fame among the members of our
illustrous class of '28. He invented a light mctal armor for football players and has
literally 'rolled in gold'.
"And Robinette See, I see her quite often. She is the head of the Titian Crphan's
Home to which she admits none but redfhaired children. She said the poor dears
needed motherly love more than those not so handicapped at birth as she was.
"Walter Carpenter is the one lawyer our class produced. He handles all the
important cases for the state.
"Olive McKenzie is president of Wome11's Clubs' Associations of California and
has been one of the foremost workers in the 'men to the home and women to business'
"Hazel Clark graduated from business college and is secretary to the Governor.
Her next move will probably be to Washingtoxi as chief advisor to the President.
"Gilbert Mumy has an office down town where he gives advice to distracted
teachers on how to control the students and charges ten dollars a call. He has proved
invaluable to many teachers and is getting calls from all over the state.
"Jack Tidland is joke editor of a big New York daily and goes in strongly for
Scotch jokes. It is said he has actually become stingy himself under the influence.
"Joan Neelands is doing Spanish dances in Chautauqua courses now, but is think'
ing of quitting, as the continual moving keeps her from getting her much needed
"Vera Davies is teaching business training at Redlands now and has been offered
a much larger position, thanks to Miss Weaver's training.
"Marjorie Huber is a dress designer in Paris. She gained her reputation through
Marie Evans who will wear clothes designed by no one else.
"Did Bob Bordeaux graduate from Annapolis?" asked Nellie.
"Yes, he is now chief adviser to the secretary of the Navy and next in line for
"Tatsuo Inouye is teaching mathematics in U.S.C. All the farmers for miles
around come to him to have their problems worked out.
"Mildred Pannier is going to Bible Institute and has become famous as a bannister
slider. She never uses the elevator to go down on, but finds the stairway railing
Louis paused, 'LI guess that's all of the members of our class. Don't you wish
you had been at the meeting?"
"I certainly do," exclaimed Nellie, Shut it was the day I was married, so of course
I couldnt" i
As she rose to go she said, LLWHSIIQC that Maxine Brown who showed me in here?"
"Oh, yes, she was the leading lady in one of the biggest 'hit' last year, but she
had an unfortunate love affair with the hero and I offered her this job as a refuge."
"By the way," asked Louis, "Did you ever hear of Miss Jones and Miss Kunkel?"
"I should say so! Miss Jones is living in 'state' now. It seems an uncle died and
left her a fortune. She and her sister still taketheir annual boat trip each summer.
Miss Kunkel is living with them, since, after we graduated, she failed to find another
class good enough to satisfy her." '
"Well, it's a good thing she stopped looking," said Louis, "for she could shave
looked forever, and to the ends of the earth, but never would she be able to find
another to rival our Class of '28. Long live its memory!"
SENIOR CLASS WILL '28
WE the Class of '28, hopefully believing that we are not long to be in this school,
do hereby summon our wits, and with a feeling of pleasure mixed with sadness,
leave our most favored possessions in the hands of individual members of the Student
Body. In the names of Miss E. Jones and Miss Kunkel we do swear ,not too pro'
fanelyj this to be our last will and testament.
We hereby will to the Juniors our Senior classfroom, bench and reserved table in
To the Sophomores, we leave our extensive knowledge of parliamentary law.
We leave the Freshmen-well, we leave them.
To the various members of the faculty we leave our books with answers written in!
Maxine Brown wills her sunny personality to the students of shorthand to help
them bear up under the weight.
Ben Townsend leaves his soprano voice to Irene Burmeister.
Marion Vieths leaves the student store books to the next manager.
Hazel Clark bequeaths the middy records to the waste basket, fit will surely overf
Wiiinifred Nickerson wills her shorthand notebook to Dorothy Wacker.
Walter Carpenter leaves his brother, Paul, to Thelma Price.
Francis Haynes wills the book of A. S. B. minutes to the library as a sample of
Kieth Tinsley leaves his manly stride to Stanley Tooley.
Harry Mintun bequeaths his football suit to brother Al. 'fWe hope it fits!j
- Marie Boyd wills her long curls to Dolores Ferguson.
Willard Lusk bequeaths his speed to Carl jones.
Harwood Clark wills his dignity to Elwin Jarrett.
Lois Zuver leaves her acting ability to Glenn Tolson.
' Gilbert Mumy bequeaths his 'lmanly ways" to Earl Tavan.
Marjorie Huber leaves the T. N. T. advertisements to the journalism department.
Marie Evans leaves Frances Buchman brokenfhearted.
De De Barnard leaves her uniform excuses to Leta West.
-g Vivian Beckwith leaves the problem of designing a G.A.A. letter to the next
Nellie Middleton bequeaths her vampish airs to Mary Smith.
Henry Walker wills his "tin lizzien to the machine shop.
Margaret Tiffany leaves the memory of her "serve" to haunt all those who ever
played her in tennis.
Mildred Raymond leaves the U. S. S. Mississippi to Louise Hansen.
joan Neelands leaves her vanity in her pocket during one period a day ! ! !
Louis Cramer wills the parlor davenport to his closest rival, Allan Renn.
Robinette See bequeaths the Senior play props to anyone who can sort them out.
Tatsuo Inouye wills his studious habits to George Kyle.
Richard Danton leaves his excuses to Sam Bone.
Doris Spoon wills her many artistic attempts to the art department.
Vera Davies leaves her English accent to Mrs. Boynton.
Olive McKenzie generously leaves her job of filing demerit slips to the office force.
Bob Bordeaux wills his advice to anyone who will take it seriously.
Russell King wills'his "way with women" to Alfred Jaunsem.
Rose Paige leaves her excess beaux? tO Margaret McDonald.
Marjorie Ott wills her musical talent to Bob Bartlett.
Mildred Pannier leaves her tipfoff as jumping center to Paul Sleppy.
Alva Richhart wills his dancing ability to Stanley Creighton.
jack Tidland leaves his lovely curly hair to Joe Taven.
Ladeene Banks leaves some of those hot dance steps to Clara Bennett. -
Here unto this document, we, the Class of '28, do affix our name and seal, this
first day Of June in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and twentyfeight.
fi qsigneapi CLASS OF '28,
Sunday, june 24 . . . BACCALAUREATE
Monday, lane 25 ALUMVNI DAY. VISIT SCHOOLHPROGRAM
ALUMNI BANQUET AND DANCE
Tuesday, june 26 CLASS DAY EXBRCISES. SENIOR LUNCHEON
Thursday, func 28 . . COMMBNCBMENT EXBRCISES
Thursday, June 28, 1928 ,ew
Recessional . ...... . SENIOR CLASS
Baritone Solo . EDWARD PRICE
"We Take to the Sky" LOUIS CRAMER
Piano Solo .... MAR JORIE OTT
"When the Fleet Goes By" . MAXINE BROWN
Senior Girl's .Quartette
"T he SUITS Oar Camp" .... . HARWOOD CLARK
"Gypsy Love Song," VICTOR HERBERT COMBINED GLEE CLUBS
KKOUCT the Waves" .......... RORAS
Presentation of EPHEBIAN RING .
Awarding Life Membership in SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION
Presentation of Diplomas by a MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
High School Song ........ LOYALTY SECTION
Entered from Lethbridge H.S. Alberta, Canada, '2Sg
"As Napoleon said, 'Size isn't evei-ything'."
Entered from Manual Arts '27g Scholarship '28g
Stock Judging '27 '283 Aggie Club '27 '28,
"Big surprises come in small packages."
Glee Club '26, '27 '28g Girls' League Representa-
tive '26p Class Secretary '26g Properties for "Tight-
wad" '28g Schumann '26 '27 '28g Aggie Club '27.
"Altho not a lawyer, she is handling a very im-
Basketball '25 '26 '27 '281 Track '26 '27 '2S.
"She loves me, she loves me not."
Schumann '26 '27' 28: Torch Staff '27 '28: Presi-
dent Latin Club '27 '28: Student Council '28g Glee
Club '27g T. Club '26 '27g T.N.T. Staff '26 '27g
Tennis Club '28: Basketball '27.
"One vast substantial smile."
"The shell must break before the bird can Hy."
Football '25, '26 '28: "Come out of the Kitchen"
'25g Varsity Club '28: Boys' Glee Club '26 '27:
Torch Staff '27 '28: Boys' League President '28:
Scholarship '28g Council '25 '28:
"The world knows nothing of its greatest men.
Basketball '26 '27 '28,
"Rest first, then work."
Basketball '26 '277 Assistant Stage Manager '27 '28.
"Tell me pretty maiden, are there any more at
home like you?"
President of class '26g "Tightwad" '28g Schumann
'26 '27 '28g Glee Club '25 '26 '27: Operettas '25
'25 '27Z Spanish Club '27 '2S: Orchestra '26 '27:
May Festival '26.
"She can't do anything, and does it well."
Entered from Taft Union I-I. S. '27g Football '2'7g
Varsity Club '27 '28g Tennis Club '27 '28.
"I've lived and loved."
Constitutional Contest '26 '27 '283 Torch Staff '26
'27 '28: T.N.T. Staff '26 '27 '28g Editor T.N.T. '27g
Scholarship President '27 3 Glee Club '26 227:
Latin Club '28,
"He hath the stride of a learned man."
Football '25 '26 '27: Track '28: T. Club '25 '27:
Varsity Club '27 '28: Science Club '26: Aggie
Club '273 Baseball '28g Commercial Club '26.
"It's better to rust out than wear out."
Orchestra '25 '26p Girls' Representative '28: Span-
ish Club '27 '28p "The Tightwadn '28: Tennis Club
'28g Sec. and Treas. of Class '27: Schumann '26.
"She's a mortal of a careless kind."
ADA TH ORINGTON
Entered from Valley Ford H. S. Washington '28,
"She never talks--that ls.--er--rarely."
Entered from Chicago, Illinois '28.
"He works and watched." 1
Football '26g "Tightwad" '28g Varsity '28. -
"My life is just one girl after another."
Entered from Deadwood High School, South Dako-
ta '27: Usher at "Tightwad" '28.
"A small still voice."
CLASS WILL '29
WE the winter class of '29, realizing the serious disaster that will befall the Tor'
rance High School when we depart from its realms, wish to bequeath our im'
pressionable gifts to other members of the Student Body. We know these treasures
will always recall pleasant memories of our class and will be used to the best of ad'
vantage by the fortunate students that receive them. Herewith, then, on the sixteenth
day of April, 1928, we solemnly make our last will and testament.
Doris Edwards bequeaths her superflous height to La Gretta Hall.
Roy McReynolds leaves his disability to play tennis with Lola Cokely.
Dick Sinclair leaves his seat in iirst period history class to Leonard Locke on conf
dition that he'll not be tardy more than four times a week.
'Dorothy Wacker leaves her sweet temper to Paul Welsch.
Paul Carpenter, wishing to live up to the name he made for himself in the
"Tightwad", desires to take everything with him.
Howard Hudson leaves his checkered socks with Pete Hall, on conditions that he
d0esn't pull them up.
Ada Thorington bequeaths her lipstick to Dorothy Chandler.
john Reynolds leaves his tie that no one has ever seen to Swede Jaunsem.
Tom Anderson leaves any merits he may have left to the irst poor soul that
Dolores Ferguson bequeaths her sweet and demure ways to Earline Frame.
Koichi Kiyomura leaves his failures in the shop with Harold Fritz,
Harold Cook leaves his winning ways with girls to Alex Mason.
Thelma Price bequeaths her curly locks to Margaret McDonald.
Melvin McFarland leaves Ben Hannebrink to take care of the stage when he is
Bob Kembel leaves his printing ability to Donald Darling.
Irving Freedman leaves his shyness to Junior Hudson.
Forrest McKinley leaves his dramatic efforts to most anyone.
Elsie Aitken leaves the summer class of '29 to write their own will.
We,,. the winter class of '29, leave our ability to ditch without permission to the
summer class of '29,
Singed: Class of W'29.
Paul Kneisler .
Frank Russel .
Ralph Sach .
Earl Tavan .
Favorite Occupations for B 11's
. Wise Cracking
Working for A's
. Backing up Fern
. . Talking
. Giving them the air
. . Still waiting
. .' Dating them up
Letting her hair grow out
Interviewing Miss Parks
. Watching for her
. . Growing
. . Frowning
. Supporting a hat
. . . Loafing
Imitating Rip Van Winkle
. Being just a good boy
. . Passing gum
. . Growling
. Robbing the Cradle
. . Day dreaming
Sitll hunting for her
THE sun slowly rose on September 12, 1927. As it sent its warm beams throughf
out the world, they fell on the beautiful airship T. H. S. '29, fastened to a hanger
in the air of knowledge, ready to fly to the "Land of Hearts' Desire." The long jourf
ney began and as it slowly rose one could see its color fcrimson and silverj painted
on its sides.
One of the crews consisted of forty eight Juniors: their captain was Bernard
Bordeaux, the quartermaster, Miss Lingenfelter.
This crew was encouraged by the clear skies and decided to work hard, but after
a few weeks their youthful hearts became terrorized at the dense fogs, spontanous
combustions, and tests which they had to pass through. As time went on they matched
their skill against the demons of the air and became wiser and stronger.
In the second semester Corporal Woods came aboard and decided that two Juniors
had passed the test necessary to be promoted to the air ship T. H. S. B42 and as
this made the crew on A929 small he promoted twentyfseven from Af1O airship. It
was then necessary to appoint a new captain and quartermasters. These wereg Cap'
tain Merrit Bradshaw, quartermasters, Miss Mabee and Mrs. Ivforse.
During this time on board, many members of the crew were able to show what
they could do for the good old airship T. H. S. '29.
The crew is especially proud of the ability which was exhibited by the boys in
athletics. In football-Alfred Jaunsem, Roy McReynolds, Robert Bartlett, and Alf
fred Pennington. In basketball-Orville and4I-Ioward Hudson, Joe Townsend, Charles
Rupple, John Kolesar, and LaDorn Hall. The junior boys won both interclass bas'
ketball and interclass track meet.
"The Tightwadf' the junior class play, was an excellent bit of art on the part of
the cast and Miss Lingenfelter who coached the play to success.
"To have knowledge is to know," and since that knowledge can be obtained only
through increasing efforts of the class of '29, they look ahead and prepare for the
time when their ambition and efforts may be fuliilled.
President . ....... . JACK PRINCE
VicefPresident . . . BEULAH COOPER
Secretary and 'Treasiwer . . DOROTHY ESHOM
Tell Leader . . . . . . RICHARD PULLMAN
GREEN AND GREY
WE, the Class of '30, entered high school a year ago as green as any class of
freshmen. After taking the advice of the high and mighty seniors and be'
ing pestered by the sophomores We showed our school spirit by our ine representation
in all the school activities. A number of freshmen represented us in the Scholarship
Society. John Young brought the class nearer to the front by taking third place in the
At the end of the term we had a beach party where every one enjoyed a good
swim and all the "hot dogs" they could eat.
Although it was said that we were a 'gnuisancen we proved ourselves worthy of
being in high school.
The sophomore class maintains several officers in the Student Body of T. H. S.:
Ralph Harder, Commissioner of Athletics, Jack Prince, President of Tennis Club,
Muriel Bell, Secretary, Richard Pullman, school yell leader, Muriel Bell, vicefpresident
of Latin Club, Howard Schmid, president of Schumann Club, Muriel Bell, secretaryg
Ada Chaplin, secretary of Latin Clubg Margaret McDonald, vicefpresident of G.A.A.g
Beulah Cooper, vice-president of Girls' League ffirst semesterjg Mary McLean, secref
tary and treasurer of G. A. A.
This year in athletics we were very well represented. On the football team were:
Ralph Harder, Robert McMaster, Taylor Acord, Toshiaki Suminaga, and Robert
On the heavy weight basketball team which tied for championship of our league
were: Hartley Carr-and what could they have done without Ed. Ten Eycke? E
On the light weight team were: Jack Ross, John Young, Bill Barnes, and
Jack Prince. p ' A
On the midget team were: George Kyle, Clarence Carpenter, Charles Faulkner.
Cn the flea weight team were: Richard Pullman, Paul Lessing, Rudolph Huber,
and Stanley Creighton.
Our boys were also out for baseball and track.
The girls, too, proved themselves equal to the boys in sports. At a Play Day held
at Gardena High School a sophomore basketball team was sent over consisting of :
Margaret McDonald, fcaptainjg Ina Leslie, finanagerlg forwards, Mildred Bell, Mary
McLea11, centers, Kathryn Buck, Muriel Bell, guards, Kathlyn Ryan and Dorothy
Eshom. This same team played in interclass basketball, with the change of Dorothy
Eshom as forward in place of Ina Leslie. The sophomore girls also had a volleyball
and a baseball team.
In the Constitutional Contest, John Young won first place, Carl Jones, second in
the class finals.
The sophomore class presented "Little Brother Sherlock" in an auditorium call
on June 7. The characters were as follows: A
Little brother Sherlock Qimmyj . RICHARD PULLMAN
Doris ...... . . INA LESLIE
Doris' mother . . LOMA KIZER
Doris' father . . JOHN YOUNG
Aunt Lucy . DOROTHY HANSON
Rodger . . JACK PRINCE
Sheriff ,...... ED TEN EYCKE
Beulah Cooper and Clarence Carpenter helped direct the play under the super'
vision of Miss Lingenfelter, Mrs. Kelley and Miss Burnham. V
The class had a beach party the 29th of May. It was a great success and everyone
said they had a keen time. There were plenty of "hot dogs" and bushels of sand to go
The Class of 'SO are looking forward to an even more successful year when they
take their place as upperclassmen.
WHAT YVOULD THE SCPHOMORE CLASS DO IF,
Rudy forgot his gum?
Beulah lost her gift of gab?
Jack R. didn't have his Uncle Victor to look after him?
Earline should dye her hair red? A
Phyllis ever flirted with the boys?
Clyde would join Troop 4?
Grace would lose her "Penny?"
Glen was really a Prince?
Margaret McD. would get smaller?
Cma would grow taller?
Clarence ever hit the cymbal on the
Ada didn't love Johnny Y.?
Charles ever had his Spanish?
Dorothy H. ever gained a pound?
Ed would forget to walk home with Loma?
George K. would be the Sophomore shiek?
Paul L. was a giant?
Forrest used freckle cream?
Dick ever said, "That's tough"?
Howard ever used bad language?
Toshiaki had a wreck with his Ford?
John would forget his specks?
Bill Barnes would be called "Will5f Cowshed?"
Dot E. wasn't leftfhanded?
Ina ever missed a day at school?
Albert F. hadn't come to T. H. S.?
Taylor was ever seen in the citizenship room?
Eldridge was ever in shop?
Muriel B. would be nice to Bill B.?
Stanley C., ever failed having his M. and M. History?
Victor's hair were curly?
Alec M., would ever miss a morning in roll call?
Frances MCF., would do something unusual?
Mary MCL., was boy struck?
Dorothy C., ever wore a dress like Dorothy E.?
Margaret R., should get anything but 'LA's"?
Edna R., would get grades like her sister's?
Olive R., ever wore rouge?
Kathleen R., should do stunts?
Gerald ever did anything at all?
Mildred H., ever giggle in class?
We didn't have Miss Burnham
to try to keep
us on the straight and narrow
Dorothy Warren .
Elmer Dilthey .
Ethel Slye .
Myrtle Perkins .
Joe Tavan . .
Virgina Harris .
Ralph Harder .
Helen Ten Eyck .
. . . . . . Sky pilot
. . Paderewslqfs rival
. Henry Ford's rival for 'Lfast flivversf'
. . , . Sclioolfmarm
. . Music master
. Designer of French cluds
. The hardware man
. The ojiice girl
. . The office hoy
Lecturer on "Be on timel'
The modern Hercules
. . . Coach at U. S. C.
. Future Librarian of Torrance High
Bill Parke .... . Dairyman fPure milk for pure people,
Mary Lisoni and Louise Hansen . . . . Future private sercetaries
Katherine Roberts and Lucille Oliver Future librarians for city of Torrance
FRESHMAN CLASS l
First Semester Ojcicers ' Second Semester
FRANKLYN HUDSON President . Q ALFRED MINTUN
Jos TAVAN VicefPresidem EGBERT MERRILL
ETHEL SLYE 'Secretary and Treasurer ' ' MILDRED HOLLAND
IT wuzz in 1925 when us Freshznens entered Torrence High Skule. We cannot fer
the life of us see why it is kaliled 'high skulecause partof it 'is on the ground. The
first grate thing that we did wugz to elect our honorable officers or bosses' As you
all sea at the top of this page. In the fmrst semester we were well supplied with ath-
lets. Are fcctfbawl hero is Alfred Mintunj In basketball Fred Powell is a varsity
inang Simon Skipper, a light wate,,and Paul Sleppy and Lee.Herring, noble flees, are
received letters. A Are girls our also grate athelets. In volley-bawl they hold the interf
klass championship. A '
Tho We have shone grate interest insport we haven't forgotten are studys. Alla
the following- people. were on the honor role: Marie' Carlin, Mildrd Holland, Miriam
Thompson, Jean Smith, Franklyn Hudson, May Haslem and Frances Granger.
THOMAS HAVLIN '31
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Vi cefPresid ent
O jf icers
Secretary and Treasurev'
THE eighth grade is proud of those who were in the junior high Honor Roll
Society: Robert Nourse, Lawrence Stevenson, Kenneth Clutter, Dolores King,
Marguerite Lincoln, and Billie Lee.
During the constitutional contest several of this grade took part. Margery Roelofs
won first place, Bernice Baker, second place, and Albert Curler, third place. They all
did very well.
Many of our eighth grade members took part in the junior high operetta, L'The
Fire Princew, and helped to make it a success.
A7 and B7 classes of the Junior High School have done many interesting things
Among them was the Junior High School music memory contest which was won
by the A7 No. 1 class. A party was given by the Schumann Society, May 2, 1928,
which was attended by the winning class and all others who received a grade above
As we go on through Torrance High School, we hope to be able to do bigger and
better things for the school than those which we have done in the year of 1928.
The A7 No. 1 officers, elected by the class, are as follows:
President . . . JEAN XVHEATON
VicefPresidenr EDWARD O'DELL
Secretary . . THOMAS BETZ
Treasurer . JAMES MCLEAN
Editor . . MAXINE BROWN
Assistant Editor . . . MILDRED PANNIER
Busmes Manager . .... JOAN NEELANDS
Assistant Managers . .... FORREST MCKINLEY, JACK ROSS,
RICHARD PULLMAN, JACK PRINCE, MAR JORIE HUBER
Art . . , JOE TOWNSEND, BUELAH COOPER
Snaps . . ..... JOAN NEELANDS, LOMA KIZER
Subscriptions OLIVE MCKENZIE, DOROTHY HANSEN, MARIE EVANS
Exchange . . ....... CATHERINE MULLIN
Alina Mater, Editor .... . .... ROEINETTE SEE
Senior . ROSE PAICE, WINNIERED NICKERSON, MARIE BOYD, ELSIE AITKEN
Junior ....... DOROTHY BARRETTQ LOIS GODDARD
Sophornores . DOROTHY ESHOM, MURIEL BELL
Freshmen MILDRED HOLLAND, MIRIAM THOMPSON
Sth Grade .,.. MARCELLA KEMBEL
7th Grade . . JEAN WHEATON
Bookkeeping ....... EDNA RICHHART
Typists . .... MILDRED BELL, OLIVE MCKENZIE
Activities RICHARD SINCLAIR, MAR JORIE YAMAMOTO, NYLA T ANSEY
Literary DORIS SPOON, MARGARET TIFFANY
, MERRIT BRADSHAW
Athletics . . PAUL WELSCH, LOUIS CRAMER
I-Iitmor . . . ROBERT KEMBEL, RICHARD SINCLAIR
Faculty Adviser . .... ETHEL BURNHAM
Art Supervisor BERNECE SUMERWELL
Anditor . . JESSIE WEAVER
Ojcicers Second Semester
President of Student Body
President Girls' League
President Boys' League
President, Boys' Self Govt.
President Girls' Self Govt.
T. N. T. Editors
Secretary Student Body
Treasurer Student Body
Commissioner Oral Arts
Student Store Manager
Margaret Tiffanyfllobinette Sec
First Semester Officers Second Szmzster
EUGENE RISDEN Boys' President MERRITT BRADSHAXV
VIVIfXN BECKXVITH Girls' President OLIVE MCKENZIE
REEDOM! No longer do stern pedagogues rule with iron hand over cowering
pupils! At least that deplorable condition is fast becoming but a memory, for in
the American high schools of today, the students to a large extent, govern them'
selves. This idea is in entire harmony with the tendency of government, the belief
that the masses are capable of ruling themselves. The fact that prep schools nearly
everywhere now control their own affairs to a large extent shows progress and proves
the ineffectiveness of the old system.
The history of studentfself government in Torrance High School has been an inf
teresting one. Probably the first step was the organization of the student body, and
the choosing of officers by the students themselves, to take care of the numerous
activities. Then came rules for conduct in halls and assembly, set down by and for the
Perhaps the most outstanding measure was the coming of the citizenship system,
thus providing a way by which the students could punish and reward themselves.
Witlx the merit record, student officers were placed on duty in the halls every period
of the day.
Another innovation was the citizenship mark given each student by the officers
and duly entered on the report cards by the teachers.
In the year just completed the establishment of student courts with the council
acting as commissioners, has done much to help offenders to keep their merit records
up to par.
All this development has been gradual. It is difficult to say whether power has
been taken by the students or whether the faculty has slowly relinquished its jurisdic-
tion, but in any case it is a matter of natural growth.
There have been abuses of this slowly gained power, of course. There are yet.
But the majority realize the privilege of studentfself government and are willing to
sacrifice that it might prosper. All depends on the individualg that is the first prinf
ciple of democracy. It applies to Torrance High School as well. W
F ortguf cnc
First Semester Oficers Second Semester
RICHARD SINCLAIR President ROBINETTE SEE
HARRY MINTUN VicefPvesidem TOM ANDERSON
BEULAH COOPER Secretary BEULAH COOPER
DOROTHY BARRETT - Treasurer DORIS SPOON
TUDENTS at Torrance who have succeeded in retaining a high scholastic standing
are confederated in an honor society, under the auspices of the California Scholar'
ship Federation, and under the able guidance of Miss Irene- Mills.
Among the services which this association has given the school was an auditorium
call at which a noted speaker, Dr. Dexter, president of Whittier College, addressed
the student body on the value of education.
In March, the scholarship society was honored by being allowed the privilege
of entertaining delegates from the regional chapters for the quarterly meeting.
When in the course of scholastic events, it became necessary for the Scholarship
Society of Torrance High to add the munincent sum of Three Dollars to its treasury,
a general sale of doughnuts was proclaimed. "Let it be known throughout the land
that at high noon by the hallway clock, crisp, golden, enticing doughnuts shall be ob'
tainable at the eastern door of the cooking department for the paltry and insignificant
sum of five cents." I X
Such was the decree that booined its way to my ears that fateful fifth period while
I was gloating over Professor Nutting's account of the Death of Caesar.
A beautiful maiden stepped in and requested the services of the two best chefs
in the schol. I was immediately thrust forward in spite of my modest protests, and Mr.
Schmid, my understudy, was also selected, for our reputation as cooks had spread
far and wide. The beautiful maiden with the hair of henna hue conducted us to the
cooking department where we immediately donned our aprons and caps. -
Unfortunately, the Crisco and the supply of White King soap were kept in the
same cabinet. In my vat, I put the necessary quantity of Crisco, but-Mr. Schmid, his
mind on the beautiful maiden and not on his task, carefully placed 'three cakes of pure
white soap in his vat. The soap melted nicely, and he prepared to begin production.
I am deeply grieved that I am not permitted to disclose the recipe for the dough'
nuts, for it is a black secret, handed down through the Dark Ages and revealed to the
Scholarship Society by the Gods of Wisdoin. When the doughnuts were mixed, they
were presented to the chefs in uncooked form. I now appointed Mr. Schmid official
My experience and skill along culinary lines enabled me to produce doughnuts
which the official taster proclaimed to be it for the gods. He was consuming my tasty
morsels with such great rapidity that it was with great difficulty that I persuaded him
that the doughnuts were not cooked entirely for his own use, but were intended
originally to be consumed by the Student Body. It being beneath my dignity to eject
him forcibly from my portion of the room, I was compelled to pour a tablespoonful of
hot grease into his ear. He hastily departed and used his vocal chords to rend the
atmosphere. In fact, I feared that he would injure his fine bass voice, but in ia few
minutes the grease cooled and the, clamor subsided.
Mr. Schmid had not as yet tasted any of his own wares. Nor did he stop to
partake of any, but cooked as fast as possible, in order to supply the demand. The
clamor for doughnuts in the hall eventually died away, and the Official Taster decided
to save for himself the last dozen which same he had unknowningly cooked in soap.
He wrapped' his face around three, but the-White King soap won out, he tried to
inhale them Without successg his face turned from his natural schoolgirl complexion to
a deathly white, and, uttering unearthly noises, he draped himself over a stool, head
and feet downward.
The Society is now in direct poverty, for the cost of materials and the expenses
for Mr. Sehmid's funeral amounted to more than the proceeds from the sale of the
doughnuts. K U i
First Semester .Officers Second Semester
OLIVE MOKENZIE President HAZEL CLARK
BEULAH COOPER VicefPresidem NYLA TANSEY
HAZEL CLARK Secretary MARIE EVANS
MILDRED HOLLAND Treasurer MILDRED HOLLAND
IVING up to its standards, the Girls' League has enjoyed another eventful year,
equally as successful as in prior times.
Keen competition was aroused by the introduction of a pennant offered the class
'doing the best services to the league and school. The freshman girls seemed to have
a monoply on the coveted article for they succeeded in retaining it in their respective
classrooms for most of the time.
During the first semester a carefully planned and well executed party was given
by the older members of the league to welcome the incoming students. This helped to
instill a greater spirit of comradeship among the girls.
THE BOYS' LEAGUE
President . FORREST MCKINLEY
VicefPresidem CHARLES RUPPLE
Secretary . RICHARD SINCLAIR
Treasurer ........... PAUL WELSCH
The Boys' League was formed in this school because there was a need for an
organization in which the boys could unite:in an effort to promote fellowship and
school spirit. L
While it must be conceded that the Boys' League has in previous years, seemed
somewhat inactive, it nevertheless has been growing. This year it has been brought
to the front in school life, and has shown more progress in living up to its purposes
than ever before.
Being losers in a contest held last year with the girls for selling student body
tickets, the boys at last fulfilled their obligation, and "threw" a mammoth party for the
members of the opposite sex. The affair, while not living up to the highest expecta'
tions, was peppyf and well planned.
STUDENT BoDY STORE
THE Student Body Store has grown from a cozy nook under the stairway to a
full sized room, succeeding in transacting about a thousand dollars' worth of
sales out of which has been made a fair profit. The marked increased of business
which the store has enjoyed this year over previous years was brought about through
the action of Miss Marguerite Jones, the faculty -adviser.
Under the general management of Marion Veiths, the store is conducted on a
system of perpetual inventory by which each article is accounted for.
The store is open every periods to the students. Those who have been in its
regular employ are: Frances Haynes, stock manager, Doris Edivards, Harold Cook,
Bernard Bordeaux, Marjorie Huber, Mildred Raymond, Catherine Mullin, Simon
Schipper, Lilah Petty, Rebecca Licht and Gertrude Walker, stock clerks.
The lost and found department was also taken over by the store this year. A
nickcl was charged for each article retained, but even at this nominal sum such a great
number of things 'accumulated that it necessitated an auction in March. The
proceeds of this auction, which amounted to almost seven dollars, were turned over
to the athletic fund.
For the past year the cafeteria has been one of the most productive organizations
of Torrance High .School. The food has been the best obtzlinable and has been
attractively served. It was supervised by Mrs. C, V. Bell and Mrs. Slye. Approxif
mately twenty students were employed in the cafeteria and performed. their duties
efficiently. Lunches were served at surprisingly low prices and were immensely
appreciated by the patrons.
Three hundred 'and pfifty people were served at dinner on Open House Day. An
appetizing banquet was served the regional scholarship delegates.
The cafeteria has a sound iinancial footing.
TORRANCE NEWS TQRCH STAFF
First Semester Second Semester '
Margaret TiffanyfRobinette See
Marjorie Huber A A '
Paul Welsch l
Loma Kiier-Mildred Bell
Doris Spoon "
THE TGRRANCE NEWS TORCH STAFF
'HE hrst semester's staff edited a successfuly weekly newspaper which kept pace
with the many activities of the school.
Richard Sinclair editor in chief, with his eight ambitious reporters, issued editions
which ranked high in page makefup and news content. Toward the end of this term,
however, advertisers grew scarce and a debt of 51350 was incurred.
Commencing the second term with this handicap and several inexperienced jour'
nalists, the staff was forced to edit a bi-weekly. By the end of the first month the
debt was cleared and over 51520 deposited in the treasury, due to our enterprising busif
nes manager, Marjorie Huber.
This journalism class also established the custom of wearing pins to signify their
position in school activities. 4
The main events of the year and some holidays were marked by special issues.-
In the first semester there were the peppy Halloween edition, a Thanksgiving number
and a Christmas edition. The paper first announced the Student Body election returns.
In the second term there were an April Food Edition, House Wzirlning number and a
third extolling the Bond Issue.
. Credit is due to theiefficient print shop crew who set up the linotype and ran the
T.N.T. through the press.. They also issued a paper entirely handfset which was one
of the best editionsof thefyear.
In all the work the staff has been helped by their advisors, Miss Ethel Burnham,
journalism instructor, and M1'. Herbert Andrews, printing teacher, who inally made
possible the T.N.T. for this year.
Since the beginning of 'the year the printing department has completed 136 jobs
for the school besides printing nearly every issue of the T.N.T. Some of these jobs
have been for thousands of copies, others for just a few.
They printed tickets and programs for all school plays and activities. The pro'
grams for commencement are from the print shop.
, :,f,',r ,
The prihtingclasses have been greatly handicapped this year by lack of room and
equipment, but next term. they hope to have a new shop and several new pieces of
President . . JACK PRINCE
VicefPresident . . CHARLES RUPPEL
Secretary and Treasurer . MURIEL BELL
Business Manager . . HOWARD HUDSON
Sergeant at Arms . ALFRED PENNINGTON
Faculty Adviser . . MR. BRAUER
HE Tennis Club was just organized this year, It held its meeting every Tuesday
during roll call in the cafeteria. It arranged a tournament between the boys to
find out who were the champions of the school. -
The tennis team is as follows:
Ist singles . . . . . Alfred Jaunsem
2nd singles . . . . Gilbert Mumy
lst doubles . . La Dorn Hall and Jack Prince
2nd doubles . Paul Welsch and Charles Ruppel
Substitutes . Orville Hudson and Howard Hudson
President . .... JOHN YOUNG
Vice'PresiclerLt . BILL PARKE
Secretary . GLEN TOLSON
Manager . . LESLIE MINTUN
Sergeant at Arms . EARL TAVAN
Students interested in aeronautics are united by a common bond under an organif
zation known as the Aviation Club. At the bifmonthly meetings discussions of the
latest aviation news takes place. The members of the club built models of commercial
planes and the "Baby Rogf' John Young, president of the club, won iirst place in
a scout tournament at Torrance with a 'ktwinfpusherf'
Although the club is yet in its infancy it has experienced a fairly large growth
since its establishment during the second semester.
E QUIEN SABE? A
President l . ' FRANCES H.eXYNES
VfC6'PYCSiCl671F - LA DORNE HALL
Secretary . . .. . . ...... VWIAN BECKWITH
HE past year has been a rather uneventful one for the Spanish Club socially.
Nothing otherthan regular meetings, has taken place, except the initiation-of
new members which was followed by a real Spanish dinner. 'gLos Pantalonesn was
a play attempted but not finished.
Primus Consul ROBERT KEMBEL
Secundus Consul MURIEL BELL
Scriba . ADA CHAPLIN
Quaestor . . MILDRED BELL
Aedile . . . ., RICHARD SINCLAIR
The first active 'year of the Amici Antiquitatis draws' to a 'close with all the mem'
bers experiencing a feeling of selfcsatisfaction in the beneiitsand pleasures derived.
Meetings were held each week during the regular Latin class period. After the
business discussions which took place at the beginning of the meeting, entertainment
ensued, which usually shaped itself into some educational form, such as interesting
reports on the early Romans or in vocabulaiy matches.
It was decided that membership would be open to all students who are interested
in Latin and have taken it for one semester. They, in turn, must undergo the mitiation
which takes place at the annual Roman banquet, one of the important social features
of the year.
MUSIC it - 1 ,
VicefP'resident RICHARD PULLMAN
Secretary . . MURIEL BELL
Treasurer . . . MARJORIE OTT
T the beginning of the second semester, the Schumann Society was reorganized
and its standards recast.
The purposes of this group are: to further the appreciation and understanding
of good musicg to draw together those mutually interested in the artg to assist in the
proper advancement of the musical interests in our city, as well as those in T.H.S., to
present musical programs of merit, and to encourage good attendance at cextain ones
Among its activities were several interesting musical assemblies, presenting such
artists as Charles South, violinist, and Frieda Peycke, musical reader. It also managed
transportation to the most outstanding attractions of the recent light opera season in
The regular monthly meetings are made more interesting by both home and out'
side talent, as well as free discussion on various musical subjects.
' f' 'GIRLS' GLEE CLUB"
President . . BEULAH COOPER
Vice President . . MARION VEITHS
Secretary and Treasurer ........ . FRANCES HAYNES
The Girls' Glee Club started a snappy year of activities with the selection of
equally snappy costumes. These becoming white dresses, with red belts and ties, lent
an atmosphere to the singing that had not been found before, and made a very attracf
tive glee club.
They had many engagements to entertain during the school year, including audi'
torium calls, Rotary Anns, WOm611,S Club, Chamber of Commerce, and a large vocaf
tional meet that was held in Torrance.
One of the outstanding features of the year was a clever little one act play, "Mrs
Caklcy's Telephone," which was given at the high school auditorium, the WOMHIIWS
Club, and the Torrance theater. In this way money was earned for a much needed
No small credit should be given Miss Lingenfelter for her apt directing of the
glee club, and to Nyla Tansey, the clever accompanist. ,H
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HIS year our orchestra, under, the direction of Mrs. Eisphen, has progresseql,,g1 great
deal. Those who made up the orchestra were: pianists., Loma Kizer, May
lam and Grace Buck, Clarinefs, 101311 Young and Egbert Mer1'illg lst violins, .Leona
Johnson and Dorothy Eshomg 2nd violins, Valores Bradbury and Carl Thomas, flutes,
Frances Granger and Richard Stevens, saxaphone, Joe Lupog comets, Dallas Danford,
Ten Eyckeg drums, Clarence Carpenter. ' p
1 .Besides furnishinglfmusic at our auditorium calls and 'different school programs
the orchestra playgd at the Junior Play, the, Qp,en,House night, the Minstrel Show,
and other large affairs. ' l
BOYS. GLEE CLUB-
lvlcmagcr AILFRED MINTUN
Lib1'aricm . . . FRANLYN HUDSON
Libmmm . . . . ' PAUL LESASING
Secretary and "l'1'easu7'er ........ CARL THOMAS
Members: John Young, Robert Bartlett, Franklyn Hudson, Robert Hannan,
George Lancaster, Paul Lessing, Egbert Merrill, Alfred Mintuii, Alfred Pennington,
XVilson Paige, Bill Parke, Frank Russell, Howard' Schmid, Earl Taven, and Carl
Thomas, . If A A ' Q - A I -
' Under the able leadership of Mrs. .Eischen and'.John'Young, the accompanist,
the Boys' Glee Club has been able to put onlsome veryiinteresting'programs dur'
iirgathe year. 'They -have appeared before the Chamber Tof- Commerce, fthe WQHICHQS
Club, the- Rotary and' Kiwanis service clubs'.oifZ1Torrance.f27Iihey have likewise sung
at various otherfprograms andlaud calls. . . A Q . .. - - '
"THE FIRE PRINCE"
NNUALLY, the Torrance junior High School has an important chance to demon'
strate its dramatic and musical powers to upperfclassmen. That oportunity comes
in the presentation of its operetta.
This year the vehicle used was "The Fire Prince", a fanciful and lively twofact
musical comedy by Hadley and Stevens, presented in T. H. S. Auditorium, Wednesf
day afternoon and Friday night, December 7 and 9.
"The Fire Prince," extravaganza in its nature, was notable in its disregard of the
prosaic. Handsome princes, who dashed about in sevenfleague boots, were concealed
in magic cloaks and armed with mesmeric swordsg kings and queens on magic carpets,
fairies, and dragons, figured in the drama. It combined clever acting, lines and lyrics
exactly suited to both cast and audience, with beauty of costume and scenery. In
fact, the entire affair reflected glory on junior high efforts.
The actual work, while being supervised by faculty members, was done almost
entirely by the students of the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades.
In the two acts comprising the operetta, the following persons took part:
CH ARACT ERS:
Grognio, King of Pantouflia . . .
Prigio, his eldest son, the Fire Prince .
The Wise Man ....
Don Roderigo, Spanish Ambassador .
Fredrick, Pantouflia officer .
Benson, the butler , .
William, a page . .
Henry, a page ....
Isadora, .Queen of Pantouflia .
Lady Kathleena, niece of the King .
Lady Molinda, niece of the King
The Duchess, Governess . .
Rosa, daughter of the Ambassador
Teresa, her friend . . .
Ladies and Gentlemen of the court:
Frances Grangerh '
Wanda ifjiifisrlziiiseii A
N Walter Johnson
, Charles Kisinger
f thevSpanisl1 Embassy:
Othon Torres r
L 'Fiona Mbbohmighi
: LEORA SHBRER
. WILLIAM BURK
THE Hrst stock judging contest: of the semester was held at the San Diego County
V Fair, September 17, 1927. The members of the team were Keith Tinsley, Mer'
ritt Bradshaw, and Willard Lusk. The team won second place and received a red rib'
bon. Besides that they won second in hogs, second in dairy cows and third in sheep.
Keith Tinsley iwonliarbroiuze medal for Hrst in hogs' and a silver one for second
high man of the contest. Merritt Bradshaw received second in sheep while Tom An'
derson took second-in judging dairy cattle. . I ' -
RIVERSIDE-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FINALS-SEPTEMBER, 1927
In stock judging the Torrance Aggies won a silver trophy for third placeg Keith
Tinsley a bronze medal for third high man, and Merritt Bradshaw a gold medal for
first man in jersey cows.
The three judging teams received a silver medal for fouth place. The members
of the team were Tom Anderson, Willard Lusk and Egbert Merrill.
A In plant identification another silver medal was received for fourth. Richard
Waller was fifth high man.
.The state finals were.held at Davis and though our Aggies did not win they did
fairly well. Tom Anderson won third in sheep and Merritt Bradshaw second in beef.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR-SEPTEMBER, 1927
Third .high teainfwhite ribbong Richard Waller fifth high man in stock judging.
This was a practice contest for the Southern California iinals.
Ina Leslie won second in the milk maid contest and received a silver medal.
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TORRANOE HIGH SGHOOL'S FIRST OPEN HOUSE
THE daily grind of study ceased temporarily on April 27, when T.H.S. turned
host to parents and friends of the students, welcomed them to the campus, and inf
vited them to inspect the various departments and learn exactly what has been accom'
plished during the year. This event, the first of its kind ever held in Torrance High,
was in observance of Public School Week.
Exhibits of student work were held in every room, where student hosts and
hostesses used very effort to make matters clear to the visitors. In the shops and
laboratories, the working of the machinery and apparatus was explained in full.
Every detail of the entertainment was managed by the students themselves. At
the entrance to the main building, the guests were greeted and provided with guides,
who then led them over the campus and the buildings.
Over twohunderd members of the student body were assigned special duties, so
that each one was doing his part to make the day a success.
The careful planning, the courtesy and the helpfulness did not go for nought.
Torrance High School's first Open House and Exhibit Day was an event to which
we may point back with pride.
OPEN HOUSE DAY PROGRAM
2:0Of3:30 P. M ..... May Day Pageant on Athletic Field
QPresented by girl's gym classes,
3 :30f7 Q30 P. M ....... Exhibits in all departments
5:O01'7:5O P. M. . .... Supperin the cafeteria
7:O0'8:00 P. M. . Informal reception in the gymnasium
7:3Of9:3O P. M. .,.. ' . . Public School Week program
"The Secret of Happiness" ..... Torrance Elementary School
Entr' Act .... Athenian Male Quartet fGardena High Scholl
Selections . ...... Torrance H. S. Orchestra
Selections . ..... Torrance Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs
Address Mr. Henry M. Shafer fAssistant Superintendent of Schools,
'LTHE TIGHTWAD," presented by the junior Class
Tommy jordan ..... PAUL CARPENTER
Edna Taylor . . T1-IELMA PRICE
Mr. 'Taylor . . MERRITT BRADSHAW
Mrs. 'Taylor , . ELSIE AITKEN
Elmer Taylor . . ROBERT WILLIAMS
Orval Stone . LADORN HALL
Mamie Harris . .... DOROTHY WACKER
'Taxi Driver ..... CLIFFORD CRANE
Mr. Anderson ...... ALFRED JAUNSEM
Mrs. Anderson ...... DOROTHY BARRETT
Martha Anderson ...... MARY FIESEL
The plot deals with an engaged couple, Tommy Jordan and Edna Taylor, and
their troubles. When the play. commenced the audience was introduced to a modern
fiance whose idea is to get as much pleasure out of life as youth can give. His iiancee
on the other hand does not approve of all his spendfthrift methods and abetted by
her father makes him promise to save a part of his earnings' for one year so that they
may have a firm basis on which to start their matrimonial venture.
When once he gets started on this saving plan, he soon goes to the other extreme
and by the end of the year's time we find him a thorough tightvvad, wearing rubber
collars, depriving himself of lunch and doing other ridiculous things.
It was given so well that it will bring the public to see the next one.
Presented by the Senior Class
Dick Skinner . . . . Louis CRAMER
Tom Skinner WALTER CARPENTER
Harry Skinner . . HARWOOD CLARK
Billy, the bell hop . . RUSSEL KING
Kitty Baker . . MAXINE BROWN
Wanda Taylor . . VIVIAN BECKWITH
jennie Long . NELLIE MIDDLETON
Leona Brooks . . . . LADENNE BANKS
Reverend Patterson ..... KEITH TINSLEY
"Stray Cats" by Leslie H. Carter was played to a capacity house by several meme
bers of the class of '28.
It was a rollicking, three act comedy, and loaded with laughs.
Louis Cramer as the young photographer, Dick Skinner, who must find a wife
within twentyffour hours in order to inherit a fortune, proposed with the adeptness
of the experienced.
Iviaxine Brown as Kitty Baker, played the feminine lead, and was the business
manager as well as mother to Dick. She carried her part as a veteran actress would.
Ladeene Banks played the modern type girl in a most natural way and showed real
Harwood Clark certainly carried the comedy part with much ease and kept the
audience laughing. .
Nellie Middleton, Walter Carpenter, Vivian Beckwith, Keith Tinsley, and
Russel King were the other members of the cast, who 'helped give to '28 the credit of a
most successful play.
-Back to work. The usual verdure is discovered to radiate from the incoming
Frosh. H "', 'A" ' ,
-Many get lost. trying to find way through new building.
-Students initiated into intracacies of- new' gymppadlocksi
Senior bench installed by fountain.
-Teachers get writers' cramp signing programs.
-Work begins in earnest. Smiles are replaced by frowns of thought?
-Boys turn out for football practice.
-A.S.B. president attends first Rotary meeting.
First edition of the T.N.T. out. Complimentary.
-New equipment for boys' and girls' gyms arrives. First Council meeting.
-Two boys found studying in study hallI!!!
Senior Class elects officers for first semester.
-First Scholarship Society meeting of year.
Students receive lecture on behavior in study halls.
Census cards: married or single, where and when was I born, what relation to
New Jerseys' first league game-"nuff said."
-Girls' League welcomes new girls with party.
-Ina Leslie wins in Southern California Dairy Contest. Will represent entire
-Visiting day for teachers. Hurrah! First holiday this year.
-Pep rally for Lomita game.
-The game itself ! ""' 4 '
-Dick Danton comes to school to bring his excuse.
-George Vxfashington High meets and defeats our pigskinners. Junior dance.
-Several students have Spanish lessons.
-Boys' and Girls' League meetings'
Hot Dog! Seniors show pep by having first class party of the year.
-Stock judging cup presented at Aud Call.
-Torrance fails to down Jordan in football.
-Teachers' Halloween party for elementary school teachers.
-Essay contest on Fire Prevention announced.
-Seniors at last choose sweaters. Now for a little peace, maybe!
-Moiuday again! Deep sighs!
-New motion picture machine try out in assembly.
-Aggie Club elects officers.
-Biology class goes for mountain trip. Clash with Bell!
-Many biology? students absent.
8-junior class hold meeting during roll call. Why?
9--Picture machine used for first time.
10-Ch day of days! Richard Sinclair gets to history on time!
11-Day before Saturday. .
14-Science club picture "Sand to Sudsf' All about soap.
15--History film at aud call. ' ' '
16-Seniors don new caps. Are they collegiate? Well, I guess.
23-senior class has theatre party at Grauman's Chinese.
24 and 'li-Thanksgiving Holidays.
28-Community singing in Aud call. No excuse for sliding down scale now.
29-Boys hoarse tofday-they can't recite.
SO-Torrance Hi's first winter class organized, "W'2?."
1-Midgets win nrst league game with Jordan. Fleas lose.
2---First basketeball game. Lights and Heavies win from Jordan.
5-The world eagerly awaits 2 great events. Ford cars and Senior sweaters.
6-Civics class takes trip to the jails. Several have hard time getting hack again.
7-Matixiee of junior High Operetta.
S-Midgets and Fleas battle at Beall.
9-Lights and Heavies take on Bell at home court.
13-Another picture show given at aud call.
14-President of A.S.B., of Nlanual Arts High speaks at Aud call.
15-Riis at Torrance, Fleas and Midgets.
16-Lights and Heavies at Riis. Xmas program at aud.
19--Jan. 2-Xmas. vacation.
3-First school day of New Year.
4-Several resolutions broken with a crash! 7
5'-Games with Washingtoii at opponents court. A. S. B. meeting.
6--Lights and Heavies pay back Vifashington at home.
9--Term nears close. Everyone prepared for exams and new Frosh.
10----Self Government meeting at roll call.
11-Campaign speeches. New ideas-all interesting.
12-Aud call for instructions from office.
1?-Friday. The day we don't walk under ladders. Everyone looking for horse'
shoes for luck.
17--12th Year English test. Many Juniors and Seniors sprain hand writing 500 words
18-A. S. B. election. Everyone excited!!!
19-Returns out from the elections. Harwood Clark, President.
20-Aud call for history pictures. Girl's League election.
-Eddie and Loma walk home from school togetherf
-junior High Commencement. '
-Evening school program.
-Aud call. Mr. South speaks.
-Work on '28 'LTorch" started. Staff announced.
Senior girls' leap year party for senior boys given.
Schumann Society program in evening.
Girls' league candy sale-Some treat ! ! I !
-Athletic letters awarded boys at assembly.
Valentine dayiat T. H. S.
-Girls' league hold installation of new officers.
-New T. N. T. staff publishes first edition.
-Senior girls win basket ball championship.
-Robert escorts Muriel homewarcl.
-Junior Auxiliary dance.
-Aud call-Dr. Baker with us again.
-Annual Literary Contest begins.
-Varsity club organized.
Arbor Day. More trees planted in front yard.
-Scholarship meeting to elect officers for semester.
-Papers clue for Oratorical contest.
-Junior high constitutional finals! Ivfargaret Roeloffs, lstg Millicent Baker, 2nd,
and Albert Curler, Brd.
-Senior high finals. Richard Sinclair, lstg John Young, Zndg Vivian Luther, Srd.
-Regional Scholarship banquet and meeting at Torrance.
-"Tightwad," junior play. Biggest success of year so far.
-Start taking group pictures for annual. Much noise as cameras break.
-Lindbergh picture in Aud. i
-Glee club film, "Oh Doctor," with "Our Gang" Comedy.
-April Fool issue T. N. T. out. Students store holds auction.
-to 9 Easter vacation.
-Jubilee quartette entertains.
-Lola and Roy eat lunch togetlier.
-Aviationclub show picture in aud.
-Junior high Music Memory Contest.
-Forestry movie at aud. ' i
-Open House Day!
30,--Whoopee! One more Senior past hope. Mildred Raymond comes to school with
1-First day of Boy's Week. Everyone loking forward to a lot of fun.
2-Marie Evans and Nyla Tansey furnish entertainment in patio at roll call.
3 Boys have meeting to elect city officials for Friday, May 4.
4-Boys' Day. Boys take over city for one hour. That's long enough!
9--Merritt Bradshaw, Keith Tinsley and Muriel Barnes awarded first place in Liter'
10-First advertisements for "Stray Cats" out.
11-Snap day. Everyone supposed to dress up. Bob Kembel does.
23-Scholarship play given at pay aud call.
25-Senior play "Stray Cats" given. Big success!
6--and 7-Aggies take mountain trip.
9--Junior-Senior Prom. Ohfboy! The music and the eats!
15-History and civics classes take trip to Huntington Library.
19-Faculty beach party at San Pedro.
22-2 8-Commencement week.
29-All out! Summer vacation.
In conclusion, friends and classmates
Let us join in parting cheer
And bid farewell to Torrance High
Whose memories we hold dear.
Our schoolfdays now are over.
What a joyous task was set,
To keep old Torrance High school
On top and full of pep.
And now through life's long battle,
No matter where we tramp
We'll remember Astra Castre,
And the stars shall be our camp.
And as we start this journey,
With our torch to light the way,
"Fiat Luxe", let there be light
Our motto shall always stay.
HOWARD CLARK, '28
THE SEVENTH VICTIM
First Prize Story--High School
john Longwood died with the reputation of having been a miser.
In his possession he was known to have had the famous Longwood jewels, which
had not been seen since his death.
On the third day of June one week after his death, the first big mystery was made
public by the local paper, That was theideath of anunidentified person-found lying
across Longwood's own private library desk4shot in the back. -
Two weeks later another victim of mystery was found in the same place-shot
between the shoulders. Other victims succumbed in the next five years, and all were
found in the same place-shot in the upper part of the body.-In each case the
bullet had entered the dead man's back.
Detectives were working on the case, but to no avail, until Jack Carter, the youngf
est man on the force, decided to take a hand.
He visited the library and found it to be the same as any other of its type.
There were cases of books around the walls and the usual chairs and tables. The
only thing unusual was a mummy casket behind the death desk.
Rather than spoil his immaculate record of having never failed, Jack decided to
look at the desk once more. H
Stepping fearfully to the front of it, he noticed a small button just under the
edge. Cautiously he touched the button, and to his amazement the center of the
desk opened. A tin box sat in the opening. Bending over for a better look he lifted
the lid. Instantly he was terriied by a metallic snap, and whirling, he saw a small
door in the mummy case close with a quick jerk, but not until his one brief glimpse
had showed the tin box to be half full of jewelry,
Going hastily to the case he tried to End the place where the door had closed,
but neither eye nor hand could reveal the spot.
He then went cautiously back to the desk only to find it also closed.
Gingerly feeling the button again, he pressed down and opened the desk top.
Standing to one side, with a trembling hand he lifted the lid of the tin box and watched
the mummy case.
The door again opened-a gun swung out-fired an empty shell, and returned,
as a cuckoo might-announcing the time.
The mystery was now solved. Underworld characters when hunting the jewelry,
had found the button, opened the desk and lifted the lid. The gun in the mummy
case behind them had fired, catching them all in practically the same position.
Empty shells had saved the seventh victim.
MERRITT BRADSHAW '29
FIRST PRIZE POEM-HIGH SCHOOL
LIFE IN THE FOREST
When spring dawns upon the 'mountain side
I slowly tread the winding trails,
The snow and ice from the river have thawed,
The pines have lost their blanket of white,
New life in every place is seen,
And the birds are singing aloud their joy.
It is here that life is really lived.
In the distance disturbing the solitude, ,
Is the rip of a saw, the blow of an axe
And a thundering crash-
Another life has been destroyed.
Then the shout of men, the puff of an engine,
The creak of the pulleys is heard
As each log is stacked with its mates.
Down the rushing torrent
Fed by spring and streams,
These logs race on to the booms,
Ridden by rivermen, skilled and quick,
Guiding them to their destination,
There to be shattered and destroyed.
When summer has passed
And winter is nigh
I sit, gazing thoughtfully at the sky.
I see in the distance far above
The snow capped peaks dark with trees
Giantflike trees and quivering saplings
A11 awaiting their turn to be devoured,
Devourecl by greedy lumber men,
All for the sake of material gain.
The world depends on the forests
So why not treat them with care?
For when the hills are stripped of trees,
The beauty of this world will cease.
' KEITH TINSLEY '28
SECOND PRIZE POEM'
T is for Torrance, city of thrift,
G rder, industry, assured success.
R esources husbanded, not left to drift.
R ightly directed progressiveness, ' I
A mbitious citizens filled with zest
N ever too slow or lax to adopt
C hanges that tend for the best.
E nterprise puts Torrance well to the top.
C ity of climate, ideally calm, -
A nd fanned by the ocean breeze
L and of the lily, the rose, and the palm
I n the state of the giant trees,
F lourishing factories, worthy of mention,
O ut-growing capacity, but to expand,
R oad, church, schools, given proper attention
N ature has given her much to command.
I ndomitable push-that's Torrance!
A nd watch her go over the top!
RICHARD DANTON, '28
JUNIOR HIGH PRIZE STORY
The little, old dusty stage coach swung down the road to San Diego. Several ri'
ders were in front as the stage coach entered a little mining town down the canyon.
"Bury your gold," they cried, as their horses leaped forward. 4 L'The Indians are
'iSay, Jake," a inan called, "they are headed for our shack on the hill."
k'Yes, Al," exclaimed Jake, "let's round up the others and go up and help watch."
Al and Jake jumped on their horses and rode down to the saloon. Three men
came out in corduroy outfits of that time. One asked, "Well, Jake, what's up, you
"You would too," sneered Jake, "if you knew the Indians are coming and our gold
is up in the cabin."
"Get that silly look off your faces and Colne along. We have to hurry."
The three men, half drunk, half sober, got on their horses and started for the
They soon arrived at the cabin, a rude, little structure of adobe and logs. A few
skins were hanging on the outside. V V
"Say, Bill, you and' the rest of the gang keep watch and I'll ditch the goldf' Al
said, as he went into the cabin."
'When he came out he carried a small iron box and spade.
The Indians could be seen now. There were twelve strong Apache warriors.
They were riding hard toward the hill. A
Instead of burying the gold at the cabin, Al jumped on his horse, while the rest
were keeping watch, and rode away.
The ycxirs have passed. The gold is lying where the murdered man had buried it.
The iron bfex had rusted. The little adobe house is in ruins. The cool afternoon breeze
whispers through the trees, as if the spirits of the yearsnow passed, were hovering near.
MURIEL BARNES '31
IN THE SPRING
Have you seen an apple orchard in the Spring?
In the Spring?
A bloomin' apple orchard in the Spring?
With aphis green and big
Clinging thick on every twig,
And the moles begin to dig
In the Spring?
Have you plucked a dandelion in the Spring?
In the Spring?
Find them peeping from the lawn in the Spring?
Grown a weary atthe sight,
Plucked and plucked with all your might
With a heart no longer light-
In the Spring?
Have you trudged along to school in the Spring?
In the Spring?
Beneath the palms and peppers in the Spring?
When the beaches loud are calling,
And you note with fear appaling,
That your grades are surely falling
In the Spring? '
If you have not, then you know not, In the Spring?
In the Spring?
Half the worry, weary wonder of the Spring.
Commencement makes it clear
A milefstone is drawing near
To be passed with smile or tear
In the Spring?
Flowers are everywhere,
Fragrance fills the air,
Birds are on the wing,
While merry songs they sing.
From under snows once deep
Little green leaves awake from sleep.
Great, golden rays of sunshine stream
Down on meadows green.
Happy faces almost match those radiant beams.
Joy is everywhere,
Laughter fills the air.
'Tis the happiest time of all the year.
- 'Tis Spring. '
LOMA? K1zER '30
THE CATTY SCHGOL
A Humorous Tale ffailj
By MARGERY ROELOFS, A8
0 NE day in Torrance High School a strange thing happened. All the students and
teachers in room 101 became cats when the roll-call tardy bell rang. If you had
been there you would have seen a strange and funny sight.
Mrs. Granger turned into a brown cat with a long tail. She jumped on her desk
and began playing with the papers. '
Clyde turned into a black cat. Isabelle was a small orange and white cat. Ruth
became a grey cat. Both girls started chasing Clyde around the room. He seemed
to enjoy this and led them a merry dance.
Margery became an orange, black, and white cat. She immediately started chew'
ing the dictionary and snarled at everyone who came near her.
Bert became a dirty, white cat and went around pulling the girls' tails. Then he
got on Mrs. Granger's desk and tore up all the demerit slips. He was assisted in
this by John, George, Stanley and Frank, who were very mischievous cats.
Berdina, a wild-looking little cat, had a wad of gum on her nose and couldn't
get it off. She struggled frantically, and said many curses in cat language. Many
boy cats sat around and grinned their very best Cheshirefcat grins.
Mildred, whose fur was very iluify, licked Pal Marie whose fur was long and
silky. They both played with Blanche's tennis ball. She tried to get it away from
them, but did not succeed, because her attention was distracted by Stanley G., who was
trying to break her pencil.
Then the bell rang, My! what a change there was! Everybody became human
Mrs. Granger pounded on her desk and called for order. Then she reached for
the demerit slips. They were not to be found. Fortunately the bell rang and the in'
cident was closed. '
THE SENIGRS OF TWENTYfEIGHT
Wheii we have ceased to go to school
And study no more math or French
The fish still swimming in the pool
Will watch our Senior bench.
But memories of "twentyfeight"
Remain for us alone to keep,
Not 'till the last of us is gone ,
Will utwentyfeights' " great spirit sleep.
MARIE BOYD, '28
AMONG MY SOUVENIRS
N my chest of souvenirs I have many things which I hold in priceless valuation.
When I am alone with nothing else to do and the twilight shadows are softly
casting their reflections about, I sit in a cozy arm chair and go fondly over the past
while looking through my chest of souvenirs. V
These tokens certainly do give me consolation, when a lonely feeling comes over
me and I think of days that used to be.
Some of the souvenirs of childhood are two penmanship certiicates, newspaper
clippings, and a doll or two. Among my more valued keepsakes are photographs of
my high school classmates and snapshots that recount over and again many happy
outings and trips that I had in the past.
These are souvenirs that I cherish, they are bringing remembrances of some friends
that I may see again, but others that are only fond memories.
IRENE BURMEISTER '28
PROGRESS AND THE TORCH
All the world was made for progress. This may sound a bit drastic, but it is
true. Let us bear in mind our own school. Six years ago it was formed of the main
building and a few straggling bungalows. No music and art studios, no auditorium,
no shop or gymnasium. There were only a little over ive hundred students, and a
major portion of these belonged to the elementary grades.
Since then much has been added. Our school has grown in size, in beauty, in
school spirit. Buildings have been added, trees and shrubs have been planted, and new
students have enrolled.
Our progress, however, has not stopped with these things. Important as they
may seem, they have no signiicance as a product of the students' minds.
Almost two years ago, our first brain child was born in the form of an annual.
Outwardly, it was a puny little thing with its cardboard cover, but it had one saving
grace-the spirit of T. H. S. was encased within its humble form. The best of our
thoughts, the best work of our hands, was represented in it, and it was very dear to
It was only natural that in the course of things, the second year book should
show a great improvement, not only in size and workmanship, but in the pride and
interest which created it.
This year we offer our third Torch, which we justly consider to be the
bright flaming light of the lot. It has grown materially, both in the number of pages
and in vibrating enthusiasm. Related on its pages are the happy memories and small,
comic, tragedies, typical of our youth.
.A literary department .has been added. New and novel features have been def
veloped-no longer does the cover mark it as an ugly duckling, with only a beautiful
spirit and paternal love to distinguish it, for it has become the graceful swan of the
story. A flexible cover of imitation leather,ia cover easily kept spotless and new in
appearance, replaces the former, of cardboard, which became so easily bent and dis'
figured with dog eared corners in a single day.
Truly'progress is with.us. It has come with flying colors, marching rapidly,
never ceasing. -
Doius SPOON '28
THE CONSTITUTION AND AMERICAN CITIZENSI-IIP TODAY
An O-ration by RICHARD SINCLAIR
Awarded Second place in District 36 Finals of the Third Inter'
national and Fifth National Oratorical Contest, Held at Banning
High School, March 30, 1928. A
Human history is filled with-the wreckage of ,countless attempts at better govern'
ment, which have failed simply because they possessed the visionary quality without
the practical quality.
Cne day, fifty sons of a nation that had but lately thrown off the yoke of foreign
oppression, united, and deliberately formulated a system of government, which, recogf
nizing all the Godfgiven rights to freedom, forever provided for the direct and pracf
tical applications of those rights. That system of government was the Constitution of
the United States. '
lnstilled into that document was the essence of all the cherished hopes of .liberty
for which the human race has ever fought. It was the door through which men
stepped into the longfpromised sunshine of freedom. It was the ultimate result, the
supreme reward, of all the centuries of struggling and suffering in the cause of
Look back with me upon the' history of that Constitution,from the time of its
inception, down to the present hour. We see it forge a fastfdissolving league of petty
republices into a mighty world power. We watch it tested by dangerous threats of
nullification, tossed in the storm of civil war. We have seen it meet' every. national
need, and every national crisis. We have seen it withstand the test of time. And
today we see it, still the immovable anchor of our Ship of State. .
Yet, in this impatient age, when the ideals of our forefathers are in peril of being
flung aside in the mad rush for material gain, there are those, who, finding their self
fish ambitions restrained by a written Constitution, are asking, "Why should we be
curbed and confined by an ancient piece of parchment, drafted over a hundred and
thirty-five years ago, by men who lived in a different era of the world's history?"
Since the formation of her Constitution, America has grown from a collection
of agricultural communities, to a nation in the front ranks of industry and commerceg
from rural life to urbang from obscurity to world leadershipg from poverty to unrivaled
wealth. Why, they ask, should the Americans of those days direct the liberties of a
living generation? Is the age of the turnpike to control that of the airplane? Why do
we owe allegiance to the Constitution they put into being? Why? A
There are three great reasons.
First: The Constitution was so constructed that it is possible to add to, and ref
adjust its parts, in the light of new knowledge and changingaconditions. This building
up has gone on year after year, until today, our. Constitution not only embodies the
combined wisdom -of its great Creators, but also represents nearly a century and alhalf
of national development. Today, it is something more than a mere, scheme ,of govern'
ment, it is the expression of an unwritten law, slowly evolvedouti of the experience
of the American people. , -,
Second: We still need our liberties safeguarded and our rights protected, and
in that mighty fortress of freedom, our Constitution, we find that defense and that
THE CONSTITUTION AND AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP TODAY
Third: We could not produce a better one ourselves. It is doubtful whether
we could today, assemble at one place and at one time, men so consecrated to their
task, so willing to sacrifice personal opinion for common good, so determined to conf
struct the best possible form of government, as were the members of the Great Con'
vcnlion. -The statecraft of Washiiagton, the common sense of Franklin, the financial
genius of Hamilton, the keen judgment of Madison, the inspiring idealism of Jefferson,
and the legal knowledge of james Wilson, could scarcely be surpassed in our genera-
tion. If, in a single stroke, our Constitution should be swept out of existence, where
are they who could bring forth another that would in any way equal it?
My fellow Americans, if those Immortal Souls who gave us this Charter of
Liberty, this Constitution, were to be summoned from eternity tonight, to revisit the
nation whose foundation they laid, what would be their reaction to the America that
t Amazement, wonder, admiration, would flash across their faces as they beheld the
gigantic strides this nation has taken since their time. The roar of aircraft overhead,
the thousand voices in the ether, the rush of locomotives crossing and recrossing the
continent, our vast territorial expansion, our teeming harbors and crowded cities, would
fill them with awe at our progress. No phase of our national life would escape that
earnest, searching scrutiny, but most of all, those men would be concerned with the
political changes America has undergone, especially in the last twentyffive years. They
would ask us, "what of your stewardship of the Constitution?"
And, as we kept 'guilty silence, those men would hear strange tales of laws made
but unheeded, of millions Wasting precious rights of franchise, of 'actual bribery, known
but permitted, of men in high places, bending the acts of government to their selfish
purposes. But they would realize that the Constitution was 'threatened by a graver,
a more deadly danger than any of these-by a foe called Indifference, by' a base and
treasonable neglect of the priceless political privileges and duties which the past has
placed in our keeping.
Those great men would say, "Can it be that this nation founded upon those
principles of justice, conscience, and freedom, for which American patriots have so
gloriously lived and died, is doomed to national decay?"
Then let us fling' back the answer, 'R It shall not be! As long as these bars of
crimson, this field of blue, these stars of silver, float over our land, will endure our
deathless loyalty to those principles which are the very substance of our Union!"
Do you call yourselfs Americans? Then awake, and serve your country in this,
her hour of greatest need.
The issue of battle is drawn! On one hand are those enemies of democracy
who would blast away the foundations of our national security, in order to loot
among the ruins, who would, by their disregard of its provisions, destroy the prestige
of our Constitution.
On the other hand is an intelligent and widefawake citizenry, which, casting
aside selffdelusion, is struggling to correct existing evils. The spirit of the Framers
rests upon them, and their battle cry is "Back to the Constitution!"
My fellow Americans, the written words of that original document have long
since faded form the parchment upon which they were traced.
They must be rewritten. Not with ink upon parchment, but in 'Lletters of living
light," upon the hearts of the American people!
. R M i- ith W
MJHWSJ' rf"fll1fllll?J. f r
JACOB RHS 10-TORRANCE O-OCTOBER 7, 1927
THE jacob Riis footballers journeyed here for the iirst league game of the season.
The T.H.S. gridders appeared on the field in new crimson and silver jerseys which
set off our men to great advantage. The first score came early in the first half in the
form of a safety. Jacob Riis scored another safety in the third quarter making the
score 4-O. The fans were brought to their feet just after this by a brilliant run
of 46 yards by Harder of T.H.S. It appeared as though T.H.S. would score and win
the game, but Riis repelled our attack and our chances waned. It was a victory for
either team up until two minutes before the final gun. At this point in the game a
Riis end snatched up a, fumble and ran for a touchdown cinching the game for Riis.
They failed to convert and the final score remained 1010.
NARBONNE 44-T.H.S. O-OCTOBER 14, 1927
Torrance met defeat in the second league game against the "Gauchos", our bitter
yet friendly rivals. A large group of fans turned out at Narbonne field to cheer the
teams in their fray. T.H.S. was baffled by the attack of their opponents and although
they fought stubbornly, their rivals scored repeatedly. It was no disgrace to lose to
them, however, for they turned out to be champions of the league.
WASHINGTON 7-T.H.S. 6k-OCTOBER 21, 1927
Vxfashington was accompanied by a large rooting section and their school band.
They scored first in the second quarter and made the conversion which won the game.
Torrance came back in the second half with a determination to win the tussle. The
game was fought hard and evenly and the ball changed hands quite often. In the
final stanza, with but ive minutes to play, Torrance tried the old "dead man" play.
A pass, Jones to Pennington, resulted in a touchdown after a 63 yard run by "Al".
The crowd went wild, but their joy turned to frenzy after Pennington missed the conf
version. Our boys fought hard to overcome W3Sl1iI1gtOD,S lead and win the first game
on their new gridiron, but to no avail.
JORDAN 43fTORRANOE O-OCTOBER 27, 1927
In the following game jordan thoroughly outplayed T.H.S., in every branch of
the game and won easily.. Torrance was bewildered, and Jordan scored freely on
long end runs, line bucks, and intercepted passes. Our boys walked with lowered heads
to the showers, wondering if they were to ever win a game.
BELL is-ToRRA1g1oE O-NOVEMBER 4, 1927
The next league game was played with Bell on our own field. Torrance fought
the visitors every inch of the turf, and it was only on steady gains that Bell slowly
forced T.H.S. back, yard by yard. Bell won quite decisively and there is no doubt
which was the better team. Only once in the game did T.H.S. show superiority. Bell
had the pigskin on the Torrance 6finch line with four downs to shove it over-and
failed. At this point T.H.S. took the ball on downs and began a steady march to
the middle of the 'field where Bell's defense tightened and Torrance lost the oval on
W GARDENA 25-T.H,S. O--NOVEMBER 10, 1927
Torrance met Gardena on the latter's field, which was a sea of mud. Both teams
had a hard time holding the elusive pigskin and it was the result of a Torrance fumble
that gave Gardena their first score. Gardena with her superior weight, steadily
plunged the oval up the held for touchdown after touchdown. It was a great game
from the spectators' standpoint and the rival elevens also enjoyed it. Gardena out'
played T.H.S. in every branch of play. It might be well to add that those crimson and
silver jerseys certainly absorbed the adobe.
BAN NIN G 30-TORRANCE 6-NOVEMBER 18, 1927
Torrance met Banning on the rivals' field for the last league game of the season.
T.H.S. started the game with a superior brand of play and drove down for a touch'
down a few minutes after the opening kickfoff. "Spud" Jones took the pigskin over for
our lone touchdown, but we failed to convert. Banning proceeded to imitate our feat
and tied the score a few minutes after T.H.S. kickedforf to them. After that Banning
scored twice before halfftime on long end runs. At the half the score was 19-6. In the
second half Banning duplicated their previous style of play and advanced the score to
Although we had a very unsuccessful season the fellows of T.H.S. are kindled
with a fire of revenge and are determined to even affairs next year. Captain L'Bob"
Bordeaux is among the ringleaders in his lust for revenge, but will graduate this June.
ECOTBALL LETTERS AWARDED
Captain Bob Bordeaux . . V . '28
john Reynolds . . 2 stars . '29
Alfred Pennington . 1 star '29
Ralph Harder . I star '30
Louis Cramer . . . '28
Harry Mintun . '28
Alva Richhart '28
Francis Edmonds '28
Bob Bartlett . . '29
Paul Carpenter '29
Paul Welsch . '29 K
Alfred Iaunsem '29
Roy McReynolds . '29
Carl Jones . A '30
Toshiaki Suminaga. . '30
Robert 'McMasters . '30
Alfred Mintunl , . . . . V '31
Franklyn Hudson . . Q V Manager ' . . . - '31
Witlm twelve letter men back next ,year Torrance will have a much more ex'
perienced team on the gridiron. These twelve men will form the nucleus of a hard
fighting grid machine that will avenge the defeats of the crimson and silver last season.
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HEAV Y W EIGHTS '
TORRANCE 19-JORDAN 2-DECEMBER 2
THE varsity crimson and silver casaba tossers initiated, the new gym with a 19f2
victory over the visitorsl 'The Jordan quintet garnered their lone tally in the
third stanza. Captain Ben Townsend was easily the outstanding star with his passing
and basket shooting. U
I I 'L ' Q TCRRANCE 284-BELL 2--DECEMBER 9 -A
. The varsity unhinderedi by .El strange court, thoroughly. trounced Bell 2812. Bell
was bewildered byithe'Torrance attack and only by sheer determination held the score
from soaring skywards.
TORRAN CE 3 0-RHS 21-DECEMBER 16
In the next struggle our varsity continued its trip to a silver cup by defeating
Riis in a fast 3021 win., Botlf teams were fairly matchednbut our boys got an 'early
lead and maintained it throughout. 1 X
,TORRANCE 33-WASHINGTON 8-JANUARY T'
Our varsity started the new year by walloping the "axe.wielders" iri,a 33f8 thrill'
er. With a superior brandijof play which has carried the varsity towards the silver
goblet, T.H.S. easily beat Washiiigton on our court. Quigley was high point man for
the crimson and silver. ' ' ft , . , , ' .
TORRANCE 194GARDENA 2O4jANUARY'13 L
The crimson and silver warriors lost a very closely contested -game. to Gardena
2049. The ,score was a tie nearly all through, but our opponents spurted ahead and
held their lead on one point until the final whistle blew. 'Gardena held a very serious
handicap over our boys by playing on their home court. However, they have a team
that plays clean, sportsman-like basketball. Captain Townsend, Quigley and Ten
Eycke starred for T.H.S. '
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TORRANCE 374BANNING 8-JANUARY 20
The Torrance varsity annexed a very clean decisive-3718 victory over the Ban'
ning heavies on our homecourt. Ten Bycke was high point man with 19 digits and
Captain Townsend came next with twelve. Carr and Powell very cleverly broke up
Banning's attempts to score and with the aid of their teamfmates kept the ball almost
constantly. in enemy territory.
TORRANCE 25-NARBCNNE 13-JANUARY '27
In the final cage tilt with our deadly rivals of Narbonne High, the varsity com'
pletely trounced them by a 25 '13 count. In the last period Captain Townsend and
Nelson of Narbonne were ejected from the game, but T.H.S. substituted and fought:
on, without their captain's aid. Narbonne however, had no substitute so pluckily
finished the game with four men on the floor. Ben and Joe Townsend and Ten Eycke
took the offensive while Quigley and Carr defended our territory.
CLASS "A" BASKETBALL LETTERS
Captain Ben Townsend ...... 3 stars for four years work
Peary Quigley . 2 stars for three years work
Ed Ten Eycke Fred Powell
Hartley Carr Paul Carpenter, Manager
CLASS "A" STANDINGS
lst:-triple tie between Torrance, Gardena and Narbonne.
TORRANCE 16-JORDAN 10-DECEMBER Q
THE scrappy "Bees" also garnered a victory in thdnew gym by a hard '16f1O win
over the visitors. The third period opened with T.H.S. :leading 3f2. At this
point of the game both teams staged a very close rally for victory. In the inal few
minutes our L'Bees" held Jordan scoreless, while running their own tally to 16 points.
Captain joe Townsend and Ed Ten Eycke starred for Torrance.
TORRANCE 11-BELL 22-DECEMBER 9
The crimson and silver "Bees" struck a snag in the form of the Bell lightweights
and were decisively beaten 22f11. Team work was the deciding factor in Bell's victory.
Q TORRANCE 27-RIIS 20-DECEMBER 16
In a very fast and close game the "Bees" slipped ahead of the Riis lightweights
and led to the final whistle by a small margin of seven points. Our teamwork and
shooting was very good.
TORRANCE 17fWASHINGTON 23-JANUARY 6
The T.I'I.S. "Bees" were not so successful in starting the new year, and dropped
a very fast game to the Washiiugton lightweights by a 23f17 count. Ten Eycke starred
TORRANCE 10-GARDENA 1 5 -JANUARY 13
In a thrilling game with the Gardena "Bees," Torrance was defeated 16f1O. Our
boys had lost their old fight and were greatly upset by the varsity defeat. Schipper
scored all of Torrance's points with five baskets.
TCRRANCE 14-BANNING 16-JANUARY 20
The crimson and silver lightweights were nosed out by the league champs by a
margin of two points, 16f14 on our home court in a speedy and thrilling game. The
score was tied at 14f14 in the last stanza but a basket by Gill, high point man for
Banning, put them in the lead, which they held for victory. Captain Joe Townsend
and Kolesar shared honors with six points each.
TORRANCE 4-NARBONNE 16-JANUARY 27
The lightweights were thoroughly swamped by the superior "Bees" of Narbonne
in the hectic 16f4 struggle. Kolesar scored our only four points with two baskets.
The game was very thrilling and fast despite the one sided score. ,
Captain Joe Townsend-2 stars Harold Cook-2 stars John Kolesar-1 star
Jack Prince Jack Ross Simon Schipper John Young
CLASS "B" STANDINGS
lst-Banning Q6 won, 1 lostj
2nd-Bell Q5 won, 2 lostj
3rd-Jordan Q4 won, 3 lostj
4th-Gardena Q4 won, 3 lost,
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THE Midgets journeyed'gtoiJ0fdari to win a scrappy'A1,292 victory at 'Jordans -ex'
, pense. ,Capt:ainiRupple. Hallrandithe, Hudson 'brothers tied' for honors. '
j c 'TORRANCE l44BELL.'5+DECEMBER s , '
H The 'crimson silver imidgets 'defeatedithle Belkmidgets-on our-cdurt, l4f5. It
was a thrilling and hard fought .game but our defensezspelled-the opponentsdefeat.
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V Thelmidgetsadded'another scalp totheir .beltsfby 'whipping the Riis' "Bees" .17f3
in a' fast skirmish. ,Both teams displayed a good ,defense .and relied on long shots to
l . 1 ' TQRRANQE is-wAsHINGToNi,5fjANUARY s '
The industrial city midgets were very nearly 'stopped -in -their -race for the
championship by-,the-fighting WHShi'11gFO11 midgets. '4The score-'stood 6f6 at half time,
but our boys thoroughly. outplayedh Washingtoiiq and held them scoreless in the last
half thereby friniiirig their fourth consecutive victory. , , ' ' ' '
4, ' ATORRANCE 22-GARDENA 23-JANUARY 12
Gardena snatched another cup from the industrial city boys by a one point mar'
gin 2322. The midgets battled every second and fell lighting after three overtime
Y TORRANCE 16-BANNING 10-JANUARY 19
Our midgets' upset the dope' bucket by coming from behind in the last few minutes
and .beating by a. 16e1O'count, the undefeated team of Banning. Kyle, guard for Torf
rance was injured. x ' g b ' -
TORPQANCE 19Q-NARBCNNE 6-JANUARY is
In the last game of the season the crimson andsil-ver midgets trounced their deadly
yet friendly rivals by a 19f6 count on our home court. Both teams showed good
sportsmanship and Narbonne never gave up until thekfinal whistle blew.
' LETTERS AWARDED T
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Captain Charles Rupple, 2 stars 4 LaDorne Hall, 2 stars
Howard Hudson, 2 stars K H ' A P V- , Orville Hudson, 2 stars
George Kyle- - - - . V. Donald Perry I - r Charles Faulkner
Al Pennington, Maiiager
oLAss 'LCA' STANDING
1st+Gardena 'Q6 won, 1 lostje
2nd-Torrance Q6 won, 1 lost-Qdefeated by Gardenal A
3rd-Banning qs won, 2 lostj
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I I A iTCRRANCELi'5-JORDAN 9-DECEMBER if W
THE ufightin' fleasw were defeated after at hotly contested game by a margin of
four points. .The fleas' foughthard and were only beaten when the final chapter
was over. 'Captain Williams and Herring starred for T.H.S.
TORRANCE 9-BELL. 15-DECEMBER 8.
The fleas were again defeated by their heavieri opponents from Bell after a very
fast and snappy 159 game. , H
TORRANCE -RIIS -DECEMBER 15
No game played off.
TORRANCE SWWASHINGTON 16-JANUARY 5
The fleaweights fell an easy prey to the Washington "Bees" 16f3 for their third
consecutive defeat. ,
TCRRANCE 4-GARDENA 15-JANUARY 12
The Torrance L'Dees" fell uscrappin' " to the Gardena casaba tossers in a one'
sided 154 game. Our passing was poor and the spirit was lacking.
TORRANCE IGRBANNING 6-JANUARY 19
The crimson and silver fleas suddenly threw off their jinx and with a very, superior
style of play, thrillingly whipped the Banning fleas 16f6. Captain Williams and
Creighton were stars for T.H.S.
TORRANCE 10-NARBONNE 16-JANUARY 26
The industrial city fleas again slumped and were trounced by the Narbonne fleas
in a plucky losing fighti
Captain Robert Williams 2 Richard Pullman 1
Paul Sleppy Lee Herring Stanley Creighton
Rudolph Huber Waldo McDowell
CLASS "D" STANDING
1st-Jordan Q5 won, 1 lostj
' 2nd-Narbonne U won, 1 lost, i I
3rd-Bell Q4 won, 2 lostj
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TORRANCE drew as her first oppenents, Riis, on our home grounds. The visitors
had little trouble in defeating our boys and led through the game. The highlight
of the game was Bartlett's sharp drive into left Held for a home run with two on bases.
Townsend and Powell starred in the outfield while Howard Hudson led in the infield.
Runs Hits Errors
Riis 444132546 33 16 5
T.H.S. 300050000 S 4 20
Torrance 10-jordan '20-April 27
In the second league game the Torrance nine journeyed to Jordan and was defea'
red. T. H. S. led 7-6 until the fifth inning when a ufit of errors" attacked our boys
and allowed 'Jordan to score nine runs making the score 15f7. In the next innings
our opponents scored ive runs to our three, making the inal count 2Of10. Schipper
and Townsend were outstanding in the outfield while Howard 'Hudson was the star
in the infield. MAI" Pennington brought the fans to their feet by driving a home run
into right Held.
Runs Hits Errors
Jordan 30123605'x 20 11 1
T.H.S. 115001011 10 10 14
Torrance 5-Bell 21-May 4
The third league game was played with Bell on our grounds and resulted in a Vic'
tory .for Bell. Price was on the mound for T.H.S. with Bartlett catching. Rohm and
Collier each made a home run in the iirst inning for the visitors. Collier also made
another circuit in the fourth and seventh. Thegame was called at the'end of the
eighth inning. Q- A . - "
' ' ' . ' ' Runs -- Hits ' Errors
,Bell i 30041490x 21 15 4 i
A,T.H.S. 00200201x .51 S 12
. . , . Torrance 9fWashington 19+May 11
. The Torrance nine met the Washiiigtoii horeshide chasers on the latters' field and
went down to defeat 19L9. As .in the preceding game, Torrance was leading in the
iirst. fewl ir1nings',.but2 inadef manynerrors and allowed' Washington to spurt ahead.
Schipnernwas the star of the outfield. ,Price and Bordeaux were in the 'box for Tor'
raince with 'VBartlett,catching. 1- - 1 X 'V
5 Y -E H 5 1 W l 'Runs Q E Hits Errors
T :WHSh1llgtOI1' 1 1 0 7 6 0 3 1 x '19 - 10 - - 5 Q
T.H.S. 310001220 9 10 11
Torrance 3-Narbonne 5-May 18
In the annual baseball tilt with our deadly rivals from Narbonne High School,
Torrance was defeated in a very, very close game which resulted in our fifth consecuf
tive defeat. Sandish was the outstanding hitter for the "Gauchos" with two doubles.
Pennington was foremost of the Torrance nine with two singles. Hakkinen was on the
mound' forthe 'kGauchos" with C. 'Aspittle catching. Balschweid and Bordeaux were
in the xbox for T.H.S. with Bartlett behind the plate.
Q W 1 1 f Runs Hits Errors
'Narbonne 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 6 0
T..H.S1 -000102000 si -4 .5
Torrance 6-Gardena 11-May 25
The crimson and silver nine ,journeyed to Gardena for their annual tilt and led
theboys, of the green and white 5f1 up until the eighth inning when a ten-run rally
by Gardena set them in the lead. In the ninth, Torrance scored but one more run
and so lost their chance to win. Price and Bordeaux were in the box for T.H.S. with
Bartlett catching. Means was on the mound for Gardena.
Runs Hits Errors
Gardena 01 0 0 0 0 010x 11 11 3
T.H.S. 300010011 6 S 2
. Torrance O-Redondo 9-May 5 H
For their first practice game the newly 'organized tennis team journeyed to Ref
dondo Union High. School. Our boys were defeated by a 9fO count, Redondo taking
Torrance 9fEl Segundo 0-May 11
The tennis' squad, stinging from their recent defeat, journeyed to El Segundo and
won in great style by a 9fO count. Jack Prince and L'Pete" Hall won Hrst doubles and
Valores Bradbury substituting for Mumy won second singles. Torrance won second
doubles and first singles by default.
Q Torrance O-Gardena 9-May 15
The team next played. the Gardena racquet wielders on our home courts and
were defeated by a 9fO count, Gardena winning all matches. Jaunsem lost to Miiiami
715, 715. "Gib" Mumy was beaten by Tepper, 62, 6fO. In irst doubles Prince and
Hall were defeated 11f9, 6f1 by Ruewler and Felt. Rupple and Welsch were beaten
by Willougliby and Bateman in straight sets, 612, 6f3.
Torrance 4-Jacob Riis 5-May 22
lntheir next match the Torrance racquet wielders lost a very close tournament'
by a 45 count on our home courts. "Swede" jaunsem lost to Willianis in three
sets, 5f7, 6f1, 3f6. In the second doubles match Mumy showed great improvement
over last week, but lost in three very hard matches, 6f1, 537, 1042, to Lazerevich. The
double teams had an easier time and took their sets. Jack Prince and "Pete" Hall
defeated Lazerevich and johnson in three sets, lf6, 6-3, 6fO. Rupple and Welsch,
playing second doubles, very easily defeated Olson and Coston, 6'1, 6fO.
LTHOUGH our track team never won a meet throughout the season, they fought
very hard and did their best. Our new athletic field with a quarter mile track
was a great improvement over last year. Orville Hudson represented T.H.S. in the
pole vault event in both class A and C. He failed to place in Class A finals but he
won our only points in the class C meet. N
.HIKING CLUB ' '
A - GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION . ' .if
President . , VIVIAN BECKWITH
VibefPresidem . ' . . MARGARET MACDONALD
Secretaryand Treasurer ..... . . MARY MCLEAN
BASKETBALL! Tennis! Volleyball! Baseball! Speedball! Hiking! Track!
These and many others were the sports of thd G.A.A. this year. ,This organizaf
tion represents the athletic achievements of the girls, and is a mixture of,-pep and vitalif
ty, a worthy concoction for our school. l
They made their debut this year as athletes at the Garden Play Day.
The tennis tournament and the interclass games wereivery important events on
thc sport calendar. '
1 Honors in basketball went to the Senior girls. Each game was won by a big ,score
and the team feels it has had a most successful year.
' The volley ball season was an absolute victory' for the Freshmen 'girls' team and
with three more years to play some volleyball champions shouldibe developed.
Although there 'was a good turnfout for each, baseball and tennis champions were
not decided this year.
ANNUAL SOUVENIR NUMBER
ma? T H E EXTRA:
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Published Now and Then TORRANCE HIGH SCHOOL Vol. O.-No. 'Z
HARWOCD CLARK ESCAPES
WITH MSTRAY CAT, MONEY
WHERE'S YOUR SPIRIT
It's about time you students came
to the realization that the merit sys-
tem is not a joke. And furthermore.
there has been too much smoking
going on in Mr. Wood's office. 1
think if such a thing is possible,
that the gi1'l's athletic association.
should take a hand in this.
BUY YOURS NOW
Students, do you realize that it
is about time you bought YOUI' 1923
"Torch Y" Well, it is, and you bet-
ter hurry up, or all the hand-paint-
ed, autographed, gilt-edged, indexed
copies will be gone.
Our orchestra is planning a big
event soon. This is an artist's
course, in which the orchestra will
play four complete operas per eve-
ning. Mrs. Eischen, director, urges
each lover of music to attend. Don't
forget, this is something different!
OLD TIMER FETED
In an impressive ceremony before
students and faculty of this school,
Sam Bone, chairman of benevolence
committee of the Torrance Aggies,
presented Mr. Condley. well-known
broom wielder hereabouts, with a
silver-plated dust-pan in recognition
of his untiring services in T.H.S.
Mr. Condley was much affected by
the ceremony and tears sprang into
his eyes as the whole assembly rose
with one accord and bowed their
heads in silent prayer, led by Bob
Mr. Condley is going to place his
dust-pan in the trophy case.
Vote "Yes" on Sewer Bonds
Miss M. Jones, sales manager for
our bookstore, tells us that all stu-
dents purchasing at least 3515.00
worth of goods from the store be-
fore a certain date, will receive a
chance on a genuine, nickel-plated
imitation tooth brush holder.
There are many uses for this
valuable prize, as you can easily
see, and the store is making this
exceptional offer in order to stimu-
Louis Cramer will grab the lucky
name . In case he draws two, the
prize will be donated to the Art
No school tomorrow. Everybody
going to knock off and go swim-
DOUGH-IN UT SALES
TO BE STOPPED
Recent investigations carried on
in our chemistry laboratories have
brought authorities to the conclu-
sion that doughnuts made and sold
at school here are unhealthful and
tend to break down one's constitu-
tion. Because of these reasons, Mr.
Wood formally announced that no
more sales of this kind will be held
in T.H.S. The 'following is a chart
showing percentage of material
found in doughnuts.
fCompiled by T.H.S. Chemistsj
Lead sulphate ..................,...... . ..c
Poe. alum .................................. 05 p.c.
Methyl Orange ...... ....,...........,. 0 3 p.c.
Fermented Tan-bark .............. 18 p.c.
3'inely divided Horsefeathers 22 p.c.
Sodium Hydroxide ....,...,......... 48 p.c.
Sodium Chloride ...................... 11,5p.c.
inert Ingredients ......, ....,.. 1 8Mp.c.
Total .................................. 200p.c.
MRS. BELL FINDS
Mrs. A. Bell, well known T.H.S.
cafeteria manager. has now in her
Dossession one of the most valued
formulas in existence. In this for-
mula lies the secret of cutting bread
with only one side. In this way the
cafeteria will be able to make 800
per cent profit on every sandwich
served. She says that from 486 to
498 sandwiches can be made from
one loaf of bread, where formerly
two and a half loaves were used.
This formula has come into her pos-
session by the death of an aunt who
left it to her. This valuable recipe
had been handed down for genera-
tions in her family and is held very
sacred by her and hers.
Miss Tiffany announces that all
students wishing to secure the whole
series of Bill Jones' Sayings, 1345
of 'emi done in oils, framed in tin-
foil, and boxed, may do so by show-
ml! theil' B0y Scout membership
cards at the office any old time,
President Coolidge has endorsed
these posters. and if you
want to be a sure success in later
life, you Wlll get the series and keep
for future reference.
One of those ultra-supercilious
youths which constitutes the crime
population of the country. Has
dark geen eyes, red ears. and is
about 5 ft. 2 in. in his bare feet.
Born somewhere in the Old Coun-
try. Smuggled into Torrance High
in consignment of scratch paper.
LOCAL LAD SI-IOCKS
MAKES QUICK GETAWAY
TORRANCE High Schol, June 5-
Friends and fellow students of Har-
wood Clark, prominent here as stu-
dent body executive, were completely
liabbergasted Knot to say the leastj
to hear that, throwing his reputa-
tion to the winds, the aforesaid
youth, with motives unknown, deli-
berately purloined a Chevrolet coupe
belonging to Miss B. Sumerwell, of
the T.H.S. faculty, and capturing
and brutally subduing two cashiers
entrusted with the net profits from
the recent performance of "Stray
Cats," in which the unfortunate lad
had participated, and. making off
with 857.82 of the money, has es-
caped and thus far. has eluded all
S. B. officers, faculty members, etc.,
so well has the young criminal con-
cealed his trail.
When last seen, young Clark was
speeding up Western Avenue, like a
Miss Sumerwell, owner of the sto-
len car is in a delirium over her
loss, and interlocutors have been
unable to ascertain the license num-
ber of the vehicle.
The Senior Class is in consterna-
tion over the loss of the money, as
it was planning to purchase a pen-
cil Sharpener for the stage-crew as
a gift to the school.
Facts of the Case
Following are the facts of the
case as they happened:
For several days prior to the rob-
bery the miscreant was observed to
have been despondent and pre-occu-
pied. This was attributed to the
fact that Clark had lost heavily in
penny-matching contests with How-
Invents excuse to get out of 5th
period Spanish. Then lures Miss
Sumerwell out to athletic field to
Breaks lock on her Chevrolet, and
starts following Irene Burmeister
and Catherine Mullin, who are
carrying the money down El Prado.
Meets them in front of police
station, asks them to "take a ride."
Gags Irene and companion with
old sock stolen from Coach Mitchell:
takes bag of money, lets out the
two girls to wander dazed about the
Fills up tank with distillate and
escapes in cloud of dust toward
An investigation headed by Mr.
Mowry and Alva Richhart is being
conducted to scientifically determine
the motives tif anyj which led the
young whippersnapper to commit
this heinous act, for which he has
thus far. gone unpunished.
Miss Tiffany: "Give me your parent's names."
Clyde G.: "Mama and papa."
Mrs. Eischen: ujohn, give me a musical term."
John Young: "A dollar down and a dollar a week.
Alva Richhart wants to know if a baby auk was flying toward a mama auk,
would it be flying awkwardly? fAnswer on page 498.1
Elwood Nahmens: 'LHave you ever run amuck?"
R. Huffman: 'lNo, I drive a Ford."
Jack Prince: 'LWhat is an organizer?"
jack Ross: "Oh, he's the guy what makes the music in church."
Mr. Mowiy, fgiving. assignment in physicsba l'For tomorrow, start with light'
ning, and go to thunder."
Tom Anderson: "Did the cowboys teach you to ride that mule?"
Keith: 'lNo, I was thrown on my own resources."
Excerpts from a 1938 T. N. T.
Torrance, February 7, 1938 fexclusivej -Enrollment records were broken today
when the head of the attendance bureau, Mr. Richard Danton, reported that 10,000
students were registered on the school classbooks. Prof. Danton stated, "The attenf
dance rules of this school must be rigidly enforced." Miss Mildred 'Lfaculty member,"
is studying the economic status of this situation.
The magnificent new Journalism Building, a million dollar structure provided
from an endowment by Willard Lusk, millionarie hog raiser, has been completed and
is now occupied by 200 cup reporters. It consists of a makefup room of which joan
Neelands, former secretary to Mr. 0. K. Bottlevosky, famous Linoftype Cord, has
charge. In the room where the udummies' 'are made, are framed the autographed
photographs of the journalistic genii of former years. One of the outstanding figures
is Merritt Bradshaw, who now is writing in defense of axle grease instead of Sta'
comb, for Hicksville Farm, employed at the same corporation.
Items of Interest
The Teacher's garage has been changed into an airplane hangar at Miss Parks' ref
quest, and everything is all up in the air.
Instead of reading lengthy books, one may now enter the library and see a
classic in motion picture form. This is Edward Price's novel idea and donation to
the educational world. While you are viewing these pictures you are served with
strawberries and raspberries, which Robinette See, technical expert in this line grows
on the roof garden of the school. '
Eta Bita Pi, the nome re plume of the cafeteria club, is a newly formed organiza-
tion which is advocating the use of larger soup spoons, and wishes to disband the fork
and use the Mintun" knife, a great invention, a knife with a ledge around it. The
commercial club, with the aid of the Schumann Society, has connected the typewriter
keys so that music is given out when the stenogs hit them.
A chapter of the Girls' Welfare League has been established. Among the gifts
to the society was an oil painting of Miss Hazel Clark, the founder, done by the ref
nowned Louis Cramer from his oil well.
The Quien Sabe Club has established a tamale and chile factory for the convef
nience of its members.
G.A.A. has provided jumping ropes for all the fair athletes of the school.
This article is published through the courtesy of the Association of Presses, Robert
A BRILLIANT AFFAIR
During a ire in a village in Ohio, the editor of the local paper, being unable to lo'
cate the regular reporter, sent out the young lady who "did" the society gossip. Here
is her report, as it appeared:
"A brilliant ire was held yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Slipps, in Hope Street. A large number of people attended the function. Mrs. Slipps,
who recently had her hair shingled, made a charming escape in an exceedingly handf
some henna silk blouse, the pattern of which appeared in our woman's page last
week. The firemen, who presented an attractive appearance, were suitably garbed
in blue, the tunics being full cut. The weather was quite delightful for an affair of
this kind, a strong wind blowing. It is rumored that the fire was on a larger scale than
any previous affair of a similar nature in years. It is also rumored that it cost Mr.
and Mrs. Slipps about 325,000
FINANCIAL REPORT OF T. H. S. STUDENT BODY
For the fiscal year ending at the close of the fiscal year
fCompiled by members of the domestic science department, Miss Coller, direetingj
Liabilities ......................................................... ................................................. S .45
Pencils used by secretary .................................. ............. S 50.00
Maintenance of livefstock in school garden ........... ..................., S 45,00
Purchase of reserve supply of S. B. tickets ................. ,....,.. f not known,
College Humor Magazines for Council Members ...... ......,...,,.... .S 1,45
Corn Plasters for faculty tennis players ................... ,,,,,.,,,.,,, S 4,48
Personal Donations from publicfspirited students ....... .,...,,,,..,, 35 .15
Resources ......................................................................... ,,.....,,, U nlimited
Poultices for underclassmen injured on Senior Bench ................................ See Mrs, Bell
Deficit ................................................................................................................,..... 35450.00
Balance ...... ....... C Spent on salary for Student Body president,
Mildred Paruiier-"What do you expect to be when you become of age?"
Rose Page-"So poor Jack sprained his ankle. How did he do it?"
Vera Davis-"He threw a wad of gum out of the car window and forgot to
"Now, I'm getting into the game," said the tadpole, as the wild duck swallowed
Howard Schmid-'LWould you be cross if I tried to kiss you?"
Muriel Bell-"Yes, I hate failures."
"Go hemma hankyf'
Tie up your shoefstring, your tongue's hanging out."
"I Wouldn't shout."
'LI'll smack your sassy face."
You're all wet."
Group of jolly Englishmen singing, "Hail, hail, the gang's all here."
Cheerio, cheerio, the multitude has assembled."
Miss Parks' office seems to be a very noisy place."
Its' so full of reports."
When I asked her 'LCheerie, Did you mean it?" and she replied, "I Love You,"
why "My Heart Stood Still at the Good News."
Then, L'Oh Hallelujah?" 'Somebody Stole My Gal" and left me "Brokenhearted"
plunging me from a "Blue Heaven" into a "Black Bottom," but "What Does it
Matter?" "I'Arnour" is "Just a Memory Among My Souvenirs."
Sam Bone: "Did you say feed these apples to the hogs?"
Mr. Merrill: "Yes, have one."
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E Govie Burr: "Mr. Mowry, how do you dilute H2O?"
Pete Hall: "May I have 10 c.c. of tap water?"
Doris Edwards: 'LHow do you mix this K.F.I?"
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Muriel Barnes: "Find I can make twenty mistakes per minute now."
Merritt B.: "You're so dumb, I wouldn't call you a ham."
Swede J.: , "Why not?"
Merritt: 'LHam can be cured!"
Miss Burnham: 'LWhO wrote these jokes?"
B. K. and R. S. ftogetherj: "We did, teacher."
Miss B,: "Hin, you must he Older than you look!"
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Marie: "I Clon'I: know. How many more recitations are there?"
A She was only a coalfdealer's daughter, but holy smokes, where she had bin!
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Torrance, California Phone 137
TORRANCE CLEANERS Es? DYERS
"Where They Clean Clothes Clean"
1915 CARSON T ORRANCE, CALIFORNIA
Mr. Mowry: "Is there' anything yOu're sure of?"
Pete Hall: 'Tm sure I dont' know."
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A rare and heavy beauty constitutes this ftiny lacly's winning charms.,
Miss Plump's winning laugh was extremely horsy and touching. She now says,
"I am very happy, that I have won the contest? My family can now afford a real
bath tub and discard the "Old Oaken Bucket." More weight to you, Miss Plump?
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I Permanent Waving and General Beauty Shoppe Service
i 1333 EL PRADO TORRANOE, CALIF. PHONE 62
.hWlIl1llfI6d Nickerson: "Wliat are your views on suicide?"
Tatsuo I.: "I think it's too dangerous."
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I Shoes dyed to match your costume I
I We guarantee all our work to be in quality and style, correct !
I 1107 PORTOLA AVENUE TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA
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Louis C.: frunning hurriedly into
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will I have to wait for a shave?"
Barber: "Well, son, if you ask me,
I'd say about four years."
Coach Mitchell fin hygiene, :
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quoting, they're figures of a man who
knows what he's talking about."
Attention: Class Officers !
Class advisors !
Uniforms Sweaters Caps !
Class Uniforms Club Coats
Tennis Dresses Caps and Gowns !
E. B. MYERS COMPANY I
CSchoo1 Contract Departmentl !
1031 W. 7th st. Dunkirk 8147 Q
"Makers of the official athletic !
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Junior and Senior High Schools
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