Torrance High School - Torch Yearbook (Torrance, CA)

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B I D D U n n 1 D ' a D ig-j,?--2 - - . :gp 2'E'1, ' ' ' ' :fy 5, - 1:67. M .'l4- V '-,QL - 0 ' ' M I vff'Q'1f'Q1'-f f,-Lf V 9519 1- --eiif ".:-PE--515 " gi5s155g.1"jz1f ' - - - 4.35 .f'i"f'i: ' ltr' n an-. .,' ' '. M. ,, ,,.4 S- "J, . --, 12- ,' : ' nj . -.!.i?:2'a7,:' ' . -' .: 'L-,' k".r4-vE"Q5JQf3x1' ' -:Luv .fi NO X1 ox uf 1 all il' Q QI Q Egg: J :L 44- V-44.-'F-1 :V 1- ' .--1 - 11' av -4...:fx.-'E-. r. SW wizifigf an --sf: -55.3 mum ., 1 Six Seven HERBERT S. Woon Principal 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 enterprise." Nine 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! ELIZABETH PARKS Viccfljri ncipul GRACE H. GRANGER Oberlin College Mathematics STELLA M. YOUNG Stanford University English, History, Economics HELEN A. COLLER Wellesley Collegeg Columbia University Home Economics MARGUERITE E. JONES University of Vermont Commercial EVA A. JONES University of Vermont History, Civics, Geography GRACE MORSE University of California, Berkeley Latin, Girls' Physical Education FLORENCE BEHR Smith College Library CORA MABEE University of Southern California Mathematics, History ETHEL R. BURNHAM University of Wisconsin English and journalism Ten MABEL TAYLOR BoYNToN University of California, Berkeley Spanish HERBERT ANDREWS Marietta College, Ohio Tabor College, Indiana Printing Lois LINGENFELTER Washington State College English, Dramatics, Music, BERNECE SUMERWELL University of California, Los Angeles Art G. L. MOWRY University of Michigan Science, Mathematics E. EGBERT MERRILL New Mexico College of Agriculture Science, Agriculture KATHERINE MILLERD Grinnell College English EDITH P. KELLY Stanford University English, American History ROBERT A. MITCHELL Kansas State Agricultural College Y. M. C. A. College of Chicago' Physical Education, Coach Eleven HELEN TIFFANY Secretary JESSIE E. WEAVER Los Angeles Teachers' College Woodbiiry Business College Commercial LEONARD AUSTIN University of California, Los Angeles 'Teachers' College Vocational Mechanics E. B. BRAUER University of California, Los Angeles Electricity and Sheet Metal WILLIAM BURK Bradley Polyteclinic Instituteg Michigan State Normal Scliool Wood Shop, Mechanical Drawing IRENE MILLS University of Southern California Mathematics, English MARJORIE EISEHEN University of California, Berkeley Music LEORA S. SHEARER Stout Institute Sewing LILLIE D. KUNKEL Nebraska University English, Spelling, Penmanship Twelve U. C. Virginia Watson Helen Neil Martha Lingenfelter Kathlyn Wheaton Ruth Lingenfelter Warren Mclvlillan Harry Phillips Eileen Woodburn Richard Von Hagen Turner McLean L. A. ALUMNI Southwestern University Robert Lessing Frank Perkins V Frank Wiggins Trade School Russell Roberts Grace Fulrner Kindergarten School Ruth Beckwith Helen Bodley Post Graduate Ben Lepkin Eustas Long Kathryn Burmaster Frank Higgins Helen Tiifany Chris Bartsch Wilson Woodburn Harriet Vieths Blanche Fix Clifford Simpson Ethel Bodley Lilliam Elman Loretta Condley George Hannan Lucille Weaver Eleanor Boice Carl Burmaster Geraldine Miller Otis Sartin Anna Mae Dilliard Dorothy Rollrnan George Watson Clifford Grant Walter Easom Garnet Cook Irene Dunlop Andrew Frazer Geneva Holland Melville Jarrett Daisy Koehler Harry Nebenzahl Thirteen Working U. S.C Ione Barnett Albert Isenstein Kenneth Roberts U. C., Helen Morse Floyd Chandler Bea eley Pasadena funioi College Jeanne Hudson Training Virgil Pratt Bertha Fix Vivian Pratt Charlene Edwards for Nurs 5 Bible Institute Gwendolyn Miller Attending Eastern College Karl Von Hagen Toshi Kiyomura Walton McDowell Harold Rornine Kathryn See Mary Wilson Walter Zuver Leonard Babcock Dorothy Darling Thomas Dougherty Paul Denny Maurice Eyfe Johnny Fiesel Mary Guyan Cassie Hansen Edith Harshman Martha Lizcr Pauline Mayhew Ruth McMaster Lucille Morrison Clifford Ruppel Ray Sleppy Elizabeth Stafford Ted Troost Ethelene Woodingt Paul Weller- fkllen Mus-selwhite Unk Polydore Rubo O11 7'lO'LUTL Married Margueruite Paour Knuckles Erma Morford Geraldine Lavin Satchell Ralph Beall Dewey Quigley Earl Condley Mary Jessome Vonderahe Ruth McKenzie Ingold Clara Totten Hellon Lillian Fordice Collins Mary Staplefelt Homer Morgan Margaret Baron Pearl Arnold Grace Gibson Gilliam ALUMNI Married Erma Wheeler Borgo Rosalie Gonkel Morgan Isabel Hamilton Shaw Olga Powell Ida Reeve Vonderahe Flossie Smith Johnson Jane Roelofs Briney Genevieve Barber Ruth Murray McCarroll Ruth Warren Home Elizabeth Byrnes Mildred Richhart 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 SUMMER '28 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. Commencement reading. "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 '26 '28. "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 Cats" '28, "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." Fifteen 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 '26 '27 "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." Sixteen v P' :fy gu- HARRY MINTUN "O! Min!" Student Council '27: Commissioner of Athletics '2'7: Scholarship Society '27: Football '28g Varsity Club '28 "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 Cats" '28 "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 fun more." 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." Seventeen ALVA RICHHART "Richie" Entered from Los Vegas. Nevada '27 Football '28: Aggie Club '28: Senior Basketball '28g Varsity '28 "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 wi ." 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 upright." 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 studies." 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 over everything," HENRY WALKER "Hendry Valkef' "Tightwad" '27: Science Club '26g Street Sweepers' Club '27. "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 ?" Ei ghteien 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.".' sf 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 him. . , 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 Nellie impatiently. "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. Nineteen "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 - L 1 mg -It. "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 instead. 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' movements. Twenty "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 beautyfnaps. "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 the office. "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 swifterf' 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!" 'Twentyfone 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 the cafeteria. 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 Howl. 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 ancient hieroglyphics. 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 year's society. 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. Twenty-two 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, COMMENCEMENT WEEK 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 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES Thursday, June 28, 1928 ,ew Recessional . ...... . SENIOR CLASS Baritone Solo . EDWARD PRICE Invocation "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 Twentyfthree x r Twentyffour WINTER '29 ELSIE AITKEN Entered from Lethbridge H.S. Alberta, Canada, '2Sg "Tightwad" '28, "As Napoleon said, 'Size isn't evei-ything'." TOM ANDERSON Entered from Manual Arts '27g Scholarship '28g Stock Judging '27 '283 Aggie Club '27 '28, "Big surprises come in small packages." DORIS EDWARDS 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- portant case." HOWARD HUDSON Basketball '25 '26 '27 '281 Track '26 '27 '2S. "She loves me, she loves me not." ROBERT KEMBEL 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." KOICHI KIYOMURA Basketbaall '27. "The shell must break before the bird can Hy." FORREST MCKINLEY 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. -1 HAROLD COOK Basketball '26 '27 '28, "Rest first, then work." MELVIN MCFARLAND Basketball '26 '277 Assistant Stage Manager '27 '28. "Tell me pretty maiden, are there any more at home like you?" Twenty-five THELMA PRICE 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." ROY MCREYNOLDS Entered from Taft Union I-I. S. '27g Football '2'7g Varsity Club '27 '28g Tennis Club '27 '28. "I've lived and loved." RICHARD SINCLAIR 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." JOHN REYNOLDS 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." DOROTHY WAOKER 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." IRVING FREEDMAN Entered from Chicago, Illinois '28. "He works and watched." 1 PAUL CARPENTER Football '26g "Tightwad" '28g Varsity '28. - "My life is just one girl after another." DOLORES FERGUSON Entered from Deadwood High School, South Dako- ta '27: Usher at "Tightwad" '28. "A small still voice." 'Twentyfsix 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 needs them. 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 gone. 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. Twenty-seven i "Y Gladys Adamson Mildred Bell Lois Goddard Louise Hilpert Leona Johnson Josephine Lupo Vera Martin Fern Stevens Nyla Tansey Dan Barnard Harlan Barrett Ben Hannebrink Clifford Jarrett Paul Kneisler . Robert McMaster Alfred Pennington Frank Russel . Ralph Sach . James Shearer Earl Tavan . Richard Waller Paul Welch IUNIOR CLASS Favorite Occupations for B 11's . Wise Cracking Collecting Cash 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 Twentyfeight IUNIORS '29 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. Twentyfnine SCPHOMCRE CLASS President . ....... . JACK PRINCE VicefPresident . . . BEULAH COOPER Secretary and 'Treasiwer . . DOROTHY ESHOM Tell Leader . . . . . . RICHARD PULLMAN Class Colors GREEN AND GREY CLASS HISTORY 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 Constitutional Contest. 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. CLASS ACTIVITIES 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 Thirty 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 Freeland. 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 with them. The Class of 'SO are looking forward to an even more successful year when they take their place as upperclassmen. Thirtyfone 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? drum? 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 path? to try to keep us on the straight and narrow Thirtyftwo Harold Stevenson Dorothy Warren . Elmer Dilthey . Ethel Slye . john Jones Lillian Briganti Carl Thomas Myrtle Perkins . Joe Tavan . . Dorothy Winchester Leonard Locke Virgina Harris . Rudger Christiansen Ralph Harder . Helen Ten Eyck . SOPHOMORE B's Our Aspirations . . . . . . Sky pilot . . Paderewslqfs rival . Henry Ford's rival for 'Lfast flivversf' . . , . Sclioolfmarm Wrecking Stars Matrimony . . 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 A Thirty-three 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. IN MEMORIAM THOMAS HAVLIN '31 Thivtyffour ie 1- 'H55E2w'1'I,I1II gil I I I I I 5 L gg? gf :LIGHTH GRADE I J . . I SEVENTH GRADE "I'I1irtyfj5ve Section One EDNA SALISBURY CLYDE GANTY MARGERY ROELOFS IRENE FIX Section One CHARLES KISINGER KENNETH CLUTTER FRANCIS DEANE EIGHTH GRADE AS . Officers President Vi cefPresid ent Secretary Treasurer Sergeantfatfavms BS O jf icers President VicefP'resident Secretary and Treasurev' Section Two LoLA COKELY VIOLA DAWSON ELMER RILEY GRACE DENNY LESLIE MINTUN Sectionffwo TOSHIARI SHIMATSU ALICE GALL ALBERT DUMONT 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. SEVENTH GRADE A7 and B7 classes of the Junior High School have done many interesting things this year. 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 ninety. 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 'Thirtyfsix Tlzxirtv-seven TORCH STAFF 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 JOHN YOUNG 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 Thirtyfriirte First Semester Ben Townsend Keith Tinsley Olive McKenzie Louis Cramer Eugene Risden Vivian Beckwith Richard Sinclair Marian Vieths Vivian Beckwith joe Townsend Harry Mintun Merritt Bradshaw Mariaim Vieths STUDENT COUNCIL Ojcicers Second Semester President of Student Body VicefPresident President Girls' League President Boys' League President, Boys' Self Govt. President Girls' Self Govt. T. N. T. Editors Secretary Student Body Treasurer Student Body Advertising Manager Commissioner Athletics Commissioner Oral Arts Student Store Manager Harwood Clark Ben Townsend Hazel Clark Forrest McKinley Merritt Bradshaw Olive McKenzie l Margaret Tiffanyfllobinette Sec Frances Haynes Vivian Beckwith Robert Kembel Ralph Harder Joe Townsend Marian Vieths Forty STUDENT SELFGGVERNMENT 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 students. V 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 SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY 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. DOUGHNUTS 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 Fortyftwo 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 taster. 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 Fortyftlirec GIRLS' LEAGUE 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. F ortyffou-r L 1 6 t 5, 1 T' ,Q T 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. CAFETERIA 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. , l Forty-five l TORRANCE NEWS TQRCH STAFF First Semester Second Semester ' Richard Sinclair Mildred Parmier john Neelands' Robert Bartlett' Merritt Bradshaw Francis Buchmau Margaret Tiffany Jack Reeve 'T.N.T. Editor Associate Editor Business Manager Assistant Manager Circulation Manager Sport Editor Exchange Page Editors Literary Margaret TiffanyfRobinette See Marjorie Huber A A ' Rudolph Huber Paul Welsch l Paul Welsch Marjorie Yamomoto Loma Kiier-Mildred Bell Doris Spoon " Fovtysix 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. PRINT SHOP 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 machinery. Fortyfseilen TENNIS CLUB AVIATION CLUB Fo-rtyfeight ew-Q TENNIS CLUB 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 AVIATION CLUB 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. F ortyfnine 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. AMICI ANTIQUITATIS 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. Fifty A Hu W an QUIEN SABE Fifty-one AMICI ANTIQUITATIS SCHUMANN SOCIETY '+ VARSITY CLUB Fiftyftwo MUSIC it - 1 , SCHUMANN SOCIETY HOWARD SCHMID President . 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 presented elsewhere. 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 Los Angeles. The regular monthly meetings are made more interesting by both home and out' side talent, as well as free discussion on various musical subjects. Fifryfthue I Fifty-four W -dw yu ' 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 dramatic fund. No small credit should be given Miss Lingenfelter for her apt directing of the glee club, and to Nyla Tansey, the clever accompanist. ,H 3.1 ORCHESTRA - ..,.. -,. H1 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 . .. - - ' Fiftyfjivc "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 . Alphonso ...... Enrico ..... 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 . . . PETE ZAMPERINI MANFRED KIRBY EGBERT MERRILL HOWARD TOTTEN WALDO MCDOWELL ROBERT HANNAN DALLAS DANFORD WALDO MCDOWELL GEORGE LANCASTER ROY HAMMERSTON KATHRYN FORDICE MIRIAM THOMPSON MILDRED HOLLAND RUTH ANDERSON MURIEL BARNES MARGERY POELOFS F iftyfsix Fiftyfseven Ladies and Gentlemen of the court: Ellen Stanley Ruth Slye Helen Hannebrinkl Grace Barnes: Jeanne Wheaton Frances Grangerh ' Guests 0 Marguerite Lincoln Irene Newby Blanche Lukes Mildred Austin Gladys Cogswell Florence Merriam Wanda ifjiifisrlziiiseii A Evangeline Cummings Virginia Brown Concetta Briganti Music . Drama . Costume Costumes Stage . Elwin Wood N Walter Johnson Dallas Danford , Charles Kisinger William Booth Robert Hannan f thevSpanisl1 Embassy: Vincent Lawton Floyd Clark Edna Salsbury Louis Booth Othon Torres r Floyd Denman Butterflies: ' L 'Fiona Mbbohmighi Fairies: jane Roberts Florence Gramling Mildred Eshom Coaches: MARJORIE EISCHBN Lois LINGENFELTBR BERNECE SUMERWELL : LEORA SHBRER . WILLIAM BURK V. E AGRICULTURAL JUDGING Teams 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. DAVIS-SEPTEMBER, 1927 .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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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 EVENING 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, Sixty DRAMATICS 'LTHE TIGHTWAD," presented by the junior Class Cast: 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 Swedish Servants 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. MSTRAY CATS" Presented by the Senior Class Cast: 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 talent . 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. Sixtyfone CALENDAR SEPTEMBER -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. OCTOBER Census cards: married or single, where and when was I born, what relation to father- 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 Southern California. -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! NOVEMBER -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. Sixty-two CALENDAR 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. 21--Council meets. 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?." DECEMBER 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. 12---Council meeting. 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. JANUARY 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. Sixtyftlwee CALENDAR . JANUARY -Eddie and Loma walk home from school togetherf -junior High Commencement. ' -Evening school program. -Aud call. Mr. South speaks. FEBRUARY -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. MARCH -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. APRIL -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! Sixtyffour CLKLEDU FQK 30,--Whoopee! One more Senior past hope. Mildred Raymond comes to school with diamond. MAY 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' ary Contest. 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! JUNE W 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. 28-Graduation exercises. 29-All out! Summer vacation. L'ENVCJUI 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 Sixtyfjive Sixtyisix 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 Sixtyfnine 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 THATS TGRRANCE 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 1 Seventy 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 HIDDEN GOLD 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 coming." '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 look excited?" "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 old trail. 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 Seventyfone IN THE SPRING HONORABLE MENTION 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? RICHARD DANTON,l'28 "TIS 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 Seventytwo 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 again. 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 Seventyfthree 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 EDITORIAL 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 our hearts. 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 It has come with flying colors, marching rapidly, never ceasing. - Doius SPOON '28 Seventyffouf ORATORICAL ' 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 human selffrule. 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 protection. , Seventyiffhse 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 we know. 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! Scventyfsix Seventyfseven . R M i- ith W MJHWSJ' rf"fll1fllll?J. f r f FWTKALL 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. Seventyfnine 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 downs. 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 3O'6. 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. Nha. Eighty 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. Eightyone' N F 1 I 4 -og-1 HEAVYWBIGHTS 5 i x i i 1 Y I w 1 L...i. ,,. LIGHTWEIGHTS Eightyftwo, ff U .-ff T A ', .Q C9 -. ' ' A A C' . .- ei - EL . - A -at A - it l. 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. ' , , ,X 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. Eightyfthree 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. Eightyffour LIGHTWEIGHTS 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 for Torrance. 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. , LETTERS AWAIKDED 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, Eightyffive a MIDGETS.. ' - C ffQRBAN.QEg12-FJGRDAN 2fDECl3MBEB 1 T 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. ' .,..- .u. .. ".l1.l.,.. ..,. .. , . .. V. g, ,Toimaivojs ivfans 3-Dsojslyisysitij .A - A- a 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 periods. 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 , 1 ' 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 Eightyfsix' Q 1 l A - A--s MIDGETS 71- 'FSU' . , M .L lily Eightyfseven '- FLEAXVEIGHTS ""'T'f7'f3'4i"'7 gqggg-. AEELEAVJEIGHTS y 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 LETTERS AWARDED 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 Eightyfeight .. N ' 171 - .. ' 'YW '7 N-N as-'NW if ' 1:-.X . . . 1 "-vt va i" 5 . Nb - X- .- SLP Vg , y Si? 5 Vi' I X4 vi' Torrance 8-Riis 33-April 20 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 Eightyminc 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 Ninety,- in BASEBALL N1,716f3"L5'?1C TRACK TENNIS . 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 all matches, 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. TRACK 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 Ninetyftwo .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. Ninetyftlwee ' 1 Ninetyfour Nineryfjive ANNUAL SOUVENIR NUMBER ma? T H E EXTRA: ....g. ff.AtI5I.CDflIJ --- Published Now and Then TORRANCE HIGH SCHOOL Vol. O.-No. 'Z HARWOCD CLARK ESCAPES WITH MSTRAY CAT, MONEY SCORCHLIGHTS 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. SUPPORT ORCHESTRA 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 Bordeaux. Mr. Condley is going to place his dust-pan in the trophy case. Vote "Yes" on Sewer Bonds YOUR CHANCE! 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- late trade. Louis Cramer will grab the lucky name . In case he draws two, the prize will be donated to the Art Club. No school tomorrow. Everybody going to knock off and go swim- ming. Ninety-seven 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 84 p 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 VALUABLE RECIPE 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. NOTICE 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. ALVA RICHHART 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 COMMUNITY BY DARING HOLD-UP 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 scared pup. 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- ard Schmid. Invents excuse to get out of 5th period Spanish. Then lures Miss Sumerwell out to athletic field to decorate bleachers. 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 streets. Fills up tank with distillate and escapes in cloud of dust toward Watts. 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. as 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. ' Ninetyfeight 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 Bartlett, President. 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, Ninety-'nine Mildred Paruiier-"What do you expect to be when you become of age?" Jack Tidland-"'I'wentyfone." 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 let go." "Now, I'm getting into the game," said the tadpole, as the wild duck swallowed him. Howard Schmid-'LWould you be cross if I tried to kiss you?" Muriel Bell-"Yes, I hate failures." HOT COMEBACKS-1898 "Go hemma hankyf' Tie up your shoefstring, your tongue's hanging out." "I Wouldn't shout." 'LI'll smack your sassy face." as u You're all wet." Group of jolly Englishmen singing, "Hail, hail, the gang's all here." at Cheerio, cheerio, the multitude has assembled." at Miss Parks' office seems to be a very noisy place." .. ,H How come. nz. Its' so full of reports." POPULAR REFRAINS 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." QUESTIONS IN CHEMISTRY 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?" One Hundred .. .--I-I :-: I-: 2.2 :n:J:..g. .:. .nz :.,:.:5:5:e:3:S:-Q: :ez - - A ! 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PHONE 66 iw ,- .- .-.-.-.- i , 2 KELLER S STUDIO 2 Home Portraits E Commercial Work I i CASTLE APTS., APT. 12 EL PRADO AND SARTORI STREETS 2 PHONE 398 TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA One Hundred One .i.so1n1.f1. 1 1 1:15151 13151914929 .e4Dn1:r1:1:1:1o1::1:1n1::1:1:1:11oic i , E l TORRANCE FLOWER SHOP E V S ! E Mrs. Oletha J. Stevenson, Prop. ! i ! i We specialize in Plants, Cut Flowers 5 Gyoceyies and Meats ! and Graduation Bouquets also - I Q I Fiorai Designs Q i ! i "We Deliver" ! I 1801 CABRILLO AVE. PHONE 175 Q i 1331 E1 Prado St, phone 100R Q i 5 E Torrance, Qalifornia Q 1 3 i , use Joan N.: "I once thought of going on the stage, but friends persuaded me not to." Gibby: "Friends of the stage, I suppose?" Alan Renn-just another allfarouncl boy. i We Make and Han Window Shades We Lay Linoleum ! g I i RIPPLE FURNITURE COMPANY i ! FURNITURE RUGS STovEs I Q 12204222 El Prado Torrance, California Phone 122fW i CONGRATULATIONS! ! i ! i "We bid you all the best luck as you pass another milestone of your career" I ! i BEACON DRUG Co. Q g Agents for Owl Products, Leihy's Candies 5 i Torrance, California i U ! I F' ' I " f , . J" A ! I - . I ,I-I A, .7 I ' . .I 9 A ' 1 . 2 kxl LL.fi4L1."ALA1'- 5 i DRY Goons MEN's FURNISHINGS SHOES HATS AND CLOTHING ' g "Eve'rytl1ing for the Family' 5 g ESTABLISHED 1913 1513 CABRILLO AVENUE One Hundred 'Two 1..1,---J-11.11.-,rio LA PLA TES STUDIO Of PHOTOGRAPHY Official Photogmphev for THE TORCH 'Nvff 4 KJV? in 'QV STL, V sy ,. .Y 1509 CABRILLO AVENUE TORRANCE CALIF PHONE 157 I ,icic-u.-ui 1 .1 . e H wndved Three 1-11 1111 1 1. 1. 1. .-41.11.11 1.11 1. 1.1. 1 1 11-14040 soorr AND WQODA i i Snappy Clothes for Men and Boys "Where you are treated as a friencl, and where all your friends buy their clothesl' 1917 CARSON STREET TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA i 1 i 1 i A 1 i l i PHONE 73W l I l F E The First National Bank of Torrance 'Your Home Bank Since 1913 f 1 11 0,1 1 111 11 1411 1111u1u1o1111n1a14oQo 4 i Dominguez Land Corp. 2 INDUSTRIAL HOUSING CORPORATION ! ! ! ! ! i ! i 1510 CRAVENS AVE PHONE No. 5 ! -0:0111 1-1 1 1 1 1:11 1.1 1 1 Mildred Bell: L'HOw are you getting along on the typewriter?" 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!" One Hundred Four - -.1.-. -.1 - - - - - 1 -.- - -3-,-.,:. N 1n1u1.1.1.1 1 1 711.11 .1,, 1.1 1.1.11 ! H Q A A 5 I . i DOLLEY DRUG CUMPANY U i U - I Q "The Rexall Store" l A Q S av Agents for SCHAEFFER FOUNTAIN PENS i A Q I WHITMAN Box CHOCOLATES 2 i EASTMAN KODAKS 2 i ! i CORNER SARTORI AND EL PRADO TELEPHONE 10 i l E D 3 E i - Q oo o'o-----n4nn- -A A - - - A - 1.1. 1. 1 1. 1. 1. 1 1 1- 1- 1 1 1- 1 1 1 -- :xo-1uo'o ,Q 1-11111. 1. 1. 1 1. 1. 1,x1.n1:11:a1oin1.:1.n1. 1n1:v1J1. 1. 1- 1 IDI 1-'il E l Q M U L L 1 N and s o N Q 3 Westerxm and Redondo Boulevards 5 E Phone 320 J ! U ! Chrysler Agents ! r: G Kelly Tires Reftreading ! Auto Repairing Service Station g ,:,-3.01. 1 Q-n1n:s:n:n1n:.-:nxt -. 1 21.1121-p 111. :: znzffo n ! i BAKER SMITH l ! WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER ! I i 1318 SARTORI Swiss Watch Repairing a Specialty 3 gov11,1w.1x.1u..-n.1xr1u.1n.1 11.1 11:1 ,1v.1n.1:.1x.1a.1L1:.1L1e1e1L1:.1x.1c,1 .11 Miss E. Jones: "Say, listen, Marie, how many more times will I have to warn you about coming in late?" 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! One Hundred Five 4 ...- - -,-.-.-.-..-.- ,,-.., if.-.-.- - -.-.-.- -. -.---3 H DOCTORS DEWEY'S SUPERSERVICE H LANCASTER E5 SHIDLER ! E Richheld Gasoline. ! l l - H Physicians and Surgeons 5 i Best Eastern 0115 fi l i Hydraulic Hoist Alemite Greasing I E TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA ! S E R V I C E l --.A , g - l - M T T' T'i'?'i' T'T' T"1'T'T'T' -2--vI i. a 6, TQT 1 lg i-.Tai .S " Watch Re awm ewelr H P 8 3' ! H - . ' 0 Optical Department E H ' ' ol 1513 CABRILLO T ORRANCEg i - Forrest McKinley: "What's that lipstick doing on your face?" Walter Carpenter: "That's just my girl's trademark." Henry Walker fafter the explosionj : "But surely you diclrft look for the escapf ing gas with a match?" Russel King: 'LBut it was a safety match." ,:,,-. -. -. -. H - - -' - - ' i r Q ii After You Graduate Keep in E The Amgyiggn Beauty and I U Touch with Old 2 Bmbe, Shoppe ! " ! ! i TORRANCE HIGH ! i Expert Permanent Waving I II By Reading the schooi News Q I Q il Each Week in Q i Artistic Work in all lines of beauty l H l ! ! II TORRANCE HERALD ! ! 1422 Marcelina Ave. Torrance ! U ! l ! 9:0111 1:21-::.::: 1110: unniofo ozuizzwziciczuzczcz -:1::c:.n:n1-0:0 -.1 1..-.11 -. 1 1 1:1103 s i SCOTTY AND SANDY I i - T Men's Clothes I 5 ,, l "Rely on our good taste. Let us help you select. G E Q Next to First National Bank H I '6 I I 1 .1 i.-,:-,-.+ q---ng 114'-1--1 1-1 10100 One Hundred Six an um. num an ozo .1 an .Sa 1 1010 111 1:1 10 1911x101 5 1 :n 1m 1 :a 1 :1 10 11: 1:1 10 10 1a 1010 101103 ,avnioin 10 10192. ,Q nn1u1u1n1f1iu'o Q n ' 3 Z 1-' aa I ., I! I 2 -G l 1 -A . 1 U ' II ll . I II E l o 1 Q . . ,A H , . 3 Q H. nd I ws I II II Q.. l W : ..:: ' tn V' v i 3 2 6 o z U '53 - ' 3 ,, .2 U1 ll . W II II fn I E 12 '. 5 2 af. n ii 35 5 n n 5 5 an 1 Q Q U U . f-'S S 3 5 ij -20 H1 H 'E ED 3 n E 2 'Q 5 Uv T Q5 Q4 H U 2 ll EQ LE Q gg . ' J 4.1 H QE Q Q U L 5 U H 2 E H ., :, Q 2. n W 3 U U .5 ! U gs Q. 5 5 gg ff: Q H U3 S ll! -3 ff ll ll 2 O n E2 is f E" P 'D 3 ll O E " o 'TZ Q "' D- :: ' B H Lu 2 F8 ! fa TE C5 Q4 5 3 OO U 2 .. U 'U ,, cu H P' as B O ' pu fn CI 2 .ct CQ s: ll bd U z l!mod2gr14llUp4S'i'g'gII Q2 U5 ig H - ' I H H nd 8 Z 'w ! 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H Q nd -U a ., H o ll 2 i is 5: HU U3 mill' H Illimz'-E'-'J U 3 - pQ " " w Q L' ' E Q U ' -cs "' Q4 II u - 2 ll ll U, if ll ll m4 H :v .. ll . QC 3 pg ., cg I .2 an H V3 - w n II n n I 4 W A 0 1 I . L5 - N ,Q n 3 Q 1, ox ll 3 - P1 nu B Hun ,Q ,ll Q. M M 1, -Q I U " : 2 H G I3 , 5 'J Q P i ll U II II ff ll lp Q H 3 . H i H 2 5 U. II I , ., 'o"3010i0io1oqnn1:1u1c1n1n:1n1n1:14:1 -1c1u1m-n:1.u1:1 0:4 3on1c14:14:1f1014ao :Sp-91 -- -1 . Q Up O 3 A - , , 1 L1r.1L1oao.o 9.0151c1u1c1n1f:1-:14:11:10,i, O Q R 6 V .J Y ' 'F 1: 1: 1. 1.11: 1, ig -, -, -11 1 int, -u--..n.1n1c1a:1 -1nz11:11:14:11:14:1-n1.4:1n1n:14z1u14:11:11:1 :1 :1 :1 1 o'u1I1'I1'1 1 1 1 1 1- 1 -- SCHULTZ, PECKI-IAM Ei SCHULTZ AUTHORIZED DEALERS FORD PRODUCTS 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." I QQ I II I Il .3 C C : . 5 H Q I Q PU? I Q I Q 5 5 ft? I Q :ff ! 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C ll II 3 01.0. .uma-1 v .ox One H undred Eight 11020 J -1 -1- -'-1 ---l -1 1-1 1 1-1 -1- ---5:0 .1 1.1-1.1,1.1 1 1.1.1 . 11 1 11 1 i Athletic E Equipment Q i Secure your football, basketball, ' ' ' 5 i baseball, volleyball, track ancl -yay may 50.5-5,-W i all other athletic equipment in the ' HOLLYWOOD Q I SPORTS SHOP 'i ,LOS ANGELES Q i LOWER STREET FLOOR ! 2 5 il ll i Eat Merria1n's Candy ! Compliments of 3 g Cgmplinlgntg of g E E E MERRIAM BROTHERS . g 141 N- Utah LOS Angeles 426428 WEST SIXTH STREET i Phone ANgelus 0291 Los ANGELES, CALIF. 5 ! 9 ' gon' lf'0' """'l"'T M """'! g473C"'L M "1 M - '-' M L" ' '- CONTEMPORARY BIOGRAPHIES Polly Plump Q Miss Plump as you all know, is the winner of the 1928 Horse Loughing Contest. 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? cfs limifYl3l:7l3lfll3l:7lf'-ll-:lg : if :l:l-l5 ll li iIQO . lif o i AUDITORIUM 2 THEATRE' BUILDING ! Q MURTLLO STUDIO ! i Los ANGELES 5 i . E Special Prices for Graduation Pictures ! One H urzdrcd Nine 0- 1.-11... 1 1.1-1 HENRY DECORATIVE STONE COMPANY ! ! Manufacturers of I I ART STONE TERRAZZO MOSAIC TILE i i Plain and Ornamental Plain or Polished Henry Method - E Large Assortment of Garden Furniture I PHONE WESTMORE 6197 Los ANGELES 631 WEST WASHINGTON ST. - 6:41-14 1-1 .1111 1:1 1:r1:n1:r1:I1:n1u1:11a1u1:1.:x1:s1. 1: 1. 1. 1. 1: 1- 1 1:11020 IT PAYS 'ro LOOK WELL I POST OFFICE BARBER SHOP E TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA 5 Q 6211.-qu up .1014 1 I1 4... 1 I1 -min-n-.01ua.-in-01-I1 1 11- 1 -1. .un-I me-1 nan 042 I -'u E P B S Q I PRISCILLA BEAUTY SHOPPE ! - KATHERINE LAPPING 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." f UI, u,........- ... -,-.-.I-0--.-I.-Q-0:12:,:n:a:a:u:,:,:5: : : 2.25: :..g. ! BROWNS SHOE REPAIR SHOP ! 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 I Corner of Redondo Boulevard and Portola Avenue A .gaI::C:E:a:E:c:::t:t:c:t:t:Q:C:L-.4-.ff-E-C-.--.A-.--.,. .c-.--.--.-- Louis C.: frunning hurriedly into crowded barberfshopj L'Say, how long 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, : nThese aren't my own figures I'm quoting, they're figures of a man who knows what he's talking about." 5 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 ! suit for girls in the Los Angeles Junior and Senior High Schools qu:u:t:.::C..-cz.:-.n:c:,,-..-A:.f:...,.g. One Hundred Ten 1- -'I--1--1--fini, :Q 1,1 1. ,zz-1:S1a.:n1nz::a::za1:::.:n1o1o::110:0 -1 -who 'im' -' -' lf' g THESE STUDENTS WHO DRINK MILK E Have a better chance Of excelling in both I thought and action. ! g Milk contains the vitamines necessary to prof er growth and health. i 4 7 P g Before breakfast delivery in Torrance i ' le.. fe 2 S f- i F Q Q... ! Q PHONE 65201 LONG BEACH gQjl'C,i'Ci1Ill2l'CiIZ-T l'l'l lflilf-l i ini li Qiifl ll-7il3il CiCil?-lil S - -, -, --. -, -,- -.-.-,-... -. -. E Cover Created by i 2 W EBERJVICCREA i Q 421 EAST SIXTH STREET I E .-.-,- .-.-.- ' Q This Annual Printed by I 2 . c Pkwrme - Pllsuslmao 'ENGRAVING ,, ,QQ nl -fel -W ff' H--T . we .. vgfagf 5 PHONE HEMPSTED 2266 1075 N. OXFORD One Hundfred Eleven WQWWURES Q T - v ' V fx? L w w 5' A J r . N 1 ' fi ,- ,- W v-. 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