Torrance High School - Torch Yearbook (Torrance, CA)
- Class of 1929
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TOKRAHCE HIGH SCHOOL
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"That man's the best Cosmopolite,
Who loves his native country best.',
N the curriculum of school
life, let the sparks of fel-
owship be kindled within
the hearts of all, for friend-
ships forrned now will
prove invaluable later. This book
has been written to strengthen and
enrich the bonds of true friendli-
ness among all the students of the
school, with the hope that it may
aid in bringing about an interna-
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Appreciation is intangibleg it is expressed
only by means of an outward token. As a
concrete symbol of our appreciation, We dedi-
cate this volume of the Torch to
Miss ELIZABETH PARKS
who, through close association with the stu-
dents, has proved a true friend and a capable
adviser, thus instilling Within us a feeling of
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And royal feudal Europeusails with thee."
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"So it's home again, and home again, America for me.
My heart is turning home again, and there I long to be,
In the land of youth and freedom beyond the ocean bars,
Where the air is full of sunlight and the Hag is full of stars."
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A product of cooperative effort, the result of the thought and labor of many peo-
ple, and the evidence of wonderful team work. This ability to work together, to
play together, to think together is one of the most important elements in the success
of any enterprise. Congratulations to the staff and their sponsor for their ability to
produce such a successful Annual.
HERBERT S. Woon, Princifml.
ECEDEEF5 GJ' 2?
S 5 I : "" 'my ,
University of California,
HELEN A. Cor.1.nn
Wm-llcslcy College: Cnlunil
,liv,x A. jomas
l'1livcl'sity uf Vcrnnnlt.
I-listnry, Civics, Guugrnphy.
MW "" ' no
Turrzmce High '25.
ETHEL R. BURNHAM
University of NVisconsin
GRACE H. GRANGER
Oberlin Col lege.
MARGUERITE E. JoNEs
University of Vermont.
University of California, ,
Los Angeles Teachers' Coll W
Auto Shop, Vocational Sci-
ence and Mathematics.
Marietta Collegeg O h i o 5
Tabor College, lncliana.
Wn.L1AM BURK I
Bradley Polytechnic Insti-
tuteg Michigan State Nor-
W'ood S hop, Mechanical
University of California,
Siouiw B. NYLANDER
University of California,
Director of Physical Edu-
cation zmd Athletics.
LEORA S. SIIERER
Illinois State Normal Uni-
Typing, Penmanship, Spell-
jassna E. VVEAVER
Los Angeles Teachers' Col
lege: VVuotlbu1'y Iiusines
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Enrm P. KELLY
University of Southern
li. Ecnsirr Mniuuu.
Nifw Mexico College of
University nf California,
G. L. MOWRY
University of Michigan.
University nf California,
STELLA M. YoUNc.
XYDRI-D RIEHZ I-ll?
JAMES H. BURCHETT
Santa Barbara Teachers'
Electricity, XVood Shop,
RAYMOND D. CRAWFORD
Band and Orchestra.
Sargent School for Phys-
Linus D. KUNKEI.
NVashington State College.
English, ljraniatinzs, G 1 e e
University of Southern
W. S. VV RIGHT
University of Southern
Spanish, General Science.
ADA CHASE Torrance High '23,
Art Institute of Chicagog Secretary.
High School Art, Stage
l Pl ,
Wong: Rlznll: I-IIP
,linturonl l'l'lllll Nnrhonno '27, tl.
A. A. '23, '2ll. "A trtne, trun-
frlrnd to renu-ml1cr."
l-Intrrrrl tronl Yurlnglnn lliull,
Nmuflal. '27, Sturlt-nt ll od y
Store '28, "0lll lvalvo us loin-
ulc to ln: ,.:ooml,"
SCh0llIl'Slllll Sol-lcly '26, '27,
Trrnsnl-rr Svlnmnnnm Soc-my
'27, Glu' Uluh '26, '27, '28,
"'l.olxuv,ll,x" '27, Treasurer Lat-
ln Plnlm '27, '2R: Girls' Immun-
llolnvsentnllru '26. '27, '28, 'hn-
nls Clnlx '27, '28, Moy Festival
'27, '28, G. A. A. '27, '2S. '2ll:
'I'. N. 'l'. Slllll' '2R: Glrlf'
Lcnuue Pre-wld:-nt '2lJ: Asslstunl
Erlltor of Tl'm'vIl '2ll, "Clor-
onvc" '29, World 1Pl'll'llf15ilil1
Sorirly '2ll, "A lrxnlmr llkn ll
Muy Fm-sllvnl '26, 28: G, A. A.
'2tl. '27, '28, t'olnnn'rt-lnl Clnlv
'27, Torch Ntutl' '271 Stool:
Mnnuucr ol' Sloru '28, Storm-
Rlxnnnzor '29, Sm-l'otury-Trcmv
nrur ot' Sonlor t'l1n.s '29, "Some
woman unc their tonmmsk'
Enlrrvzl lroln Blnnunl Arts lllull
'26, Vive-l'rcslmlvllt Ailrrlo l'lnh
'26, Svlmlnrr-Ilin Sm-iety '26,
Vlz-o-Prcrllclunt of Senior Class
'20, Auulr f'lnh '26, '27, '28,
'l'rcnsurt-r nt' llnys' lmnxzllo '29,
"born me lnnl thu world ln
Entered from Montebello Hlglx
'27, Treasurer' of Sl'll0illl'!-lilill
Sm-ioty '27, Girls' League Ron-
rcsentntlre '27, '28, "Tight-
wzul" '28, President. ot' Girls'
Sell'-govurnlnent '28, '29, An-
nual Stall' '28, World Friend-
ship '29, "Her ways are ways
President of Freslnnan Class
'25, "Pickles" '25, Assistant
Rlunnlwr T. N. T, '27, Business
Manager T. N. T, '28, Football
'27, '28, Bn:-ielmll '27 '28, '29,
Truck '28, '29, "Un ln The
Air" '29, Glee Club '27, '28,
'29, Student Body Store '29,
Preslclunt of World Friendship
'2S. "Life without women
would he sad."
Entered from Manual Arts High
'26, Prcsillvnt ol' Freshnnln
Class '26, Connnissioner ol' 0raJ
Arts '27, President, Junior Class
'25, President ol' Boys' Self-
gnvcrmnent '28, Stock Judging
'26, '27, Vice-President of "Ag-
gie" Club '27, T, N. T. Stull'
'28, Torch Stall' '28, "The
Tl,:l1twnrl" '28, Conunencexnent,
Orution '29, Frult .lndglnpr '26,
'27, '28, President, Student
Body W'2fl, "He alms high
znnl hlts the mark."
Aussie '27, "T.olnwnla1" '27,
S4-lnnmnm Society '27, G le e
Club '26, '27, '28, '29." "He's
my man l"
"'1'lgIttwml" '28, Aviation Club
'28, '29, Glee Club '28, '29,
Picture Operator 28, '29, tion-
stltntiunhl Contest '29, "Clar-
ence" '29, Assistant Stage Man!
ugor '29, Baseball Manager '29,
"Un In The Air" '29, "Wear-
lng his wisdom lightly."
Tluusferreml from l.'inci1nnn.l,
Olxlo, '29, Senior Busketlmll
'Za' She is as dear ns she is
tu . '
Enterud from Jef1'crson lliuh
'27, Scholarship Society '27,
'23, '29, Girls' League llvnrc-
sentatire '25, Gh-ls' Baskmhall
'20, G. A. A. '29, "I would
live to SIULIJ' and not study tu
Stage Crew '27, Electrician '28,
Orchestra '28, '29, Stage Mun-
,mer '29, Basketball '29, "Mu:-h
learning doth drive me mad."
Boys' Stunt Night '26, Basket'
hall '26, '27, '28, '29, Track
'27, '28, Spanish Club '27, '2x,
T. Club '27, '2S, '29, lineelmll
'28, Commissioner of Athletics
'28, Buys' Lf'KU,"llE President.
'29, "Clarence" '29,Vice-I'ros-
irlant Key Club '29, Glee Club
'29, Dc'Jatim,: Team '29, "Un
In The Air" '29, "In every
:nge and clilne. we see two ol'
a hind cam never agree."
Stage Crew '29, "He llked to
:lo as he pleased."
M ARY Fnzsm.
"l'l0liles" '26, Glue Club '2lI.
'27, '29, G. A. A. '26, '27, '28,
'29, Girls' l.e1u,uc llunl'v.-suntu-
llrc '27, "LC9l!lXVIllilr" '27, Claws
.lu-esinlcnt '27, Srrnnlsh Clnh
'28, '29, I'rc-slrleut '29, Hlkinl!
Uluh '28, Gln-c Club 1'Iuy '28:
"'l'1glmva.d" '28, May Festlvnl
'28, Wnrlrl Frlvlnlslxln Club
'29, "Clarence" '29, Senior
lhlslicthnll Unntuln '20, "Un ln
Thu Air" '29. "The nnylnzz
lhnt hcuuly ls only skin deep
ls hum n. skin drop snylngf'
LA DORN HALL
Boys' Stunt Night '25, Basket-
lmll '26, '27, '28, '29, Srllolnf-
shin '26, Spanish Club '26, '27,
'28, Science Club '27, T. Cluh
'27, '28, '29, Tnu:k '23, '29,
lhlschall '28, '29, 'Fuunls '28,
'29, "Tlghtu'xul" '28, Anlvcrlls-
hu.: Manager '20, Key Club
'22, "Oh, they mlon't expect.
nun-h frmn nur."
Sl?ll"l!0Vl3l'lll'll0lll flflhrur '26,
"l.s-lmvaxhr' '27, Glrls' Lc-:uzue
llexwcsuutntlvo '27, Glue Club
'27, '28, '29, Ankle Club '27Z
Schumann '27, Senior llnskrel-
hull '29, "Up Tn The Air" '2ll.
"lUJlll0llllJl'l' lruc frlulululllus are
Collslltntlurml 4'0nI.ust '20, Sell'-
nuvurnnlem. 1' r 0 s 1 d u n L '2!I,
Truck '20, Treasurer Svlmlur-
ship Sncluty '29, I'rcslllenL of
Key Club '29, Wnrhl lfrluulshln
'2!l. "ms thoughts ure his
lfoutlmll '27, Ilusuhnll '28, '20,
l5uskuLlmll '28, "'l'I,:hLwurl"
'28, Tunnlrs '28, 'I'. Cluh '2H.
'29, "The duy is short., the
work is much."
P Elm ,
wanna F-alan: I-HP
llnslu-tlnlll '26, '27, '28, '2lJ:
0l'l'llL'Ml!'ll, '26, lnlcruluss Fum-
lnlll '23, lllll'l'UlllR! 'Frnvli '28,
'20, lntureluss liusebull '28,
'29, Vlee-l'resll1cllt. Senior Class
'2Sj Preslllenl. ul' Senlur llluz-as
'29, Secretary ol' Buys' League
'20, llnsolmll '29, "One ram
Cunnnerelnl Club '27: Student
Illnly Sturu '28, '292T0l'Cll Stall'
'28, Slut-lc lllunuuer '2ll: Girls'
'l.muruv lien,-csuntntlve '2U." "It
ls roul wnrlh Llml, dC'll'l'Illllll!S
llnslcelmul '25, '26, Fuolhull
'25, '27, '28, T. Ulull '27, '23,
'20, Glee Club '28: Trmek '28,
'2lI, ,llllSt!llllll '28, '29, Tennis
Ulnlb '28, "l'. N. T. Stall' '28,
':!ll, Turell Slut? '29, World
Frlemlshln Sm-lcly '28, '29, "I
I-nn waste mum time lu IL hull'
lnlur than IIIUSL puunlc cnn ln
limllcetlmll '26, '27, '23, '291
Trxurlt '26, '29, Snnnlsh Club
'27, '28, T. Club '27, '28, '29,
Ilnsclntll '28, '29, Claims Vice-
Pruslclentx '28, President ol' Sen-
lor Flu.-is '28, Vluc-l'rvsl1lcnt. ol'
llnys' Lcnuuu '28, Glue Club
'28, '29, xqlfll'-PI'0Slt1l!llll nl' Stu-
llc-nt liudy '29, "Ur: ln Tho
Mr" '2ll. "Time alone will
World Frlemlsllltr Society '29,
Qlll0ll Snlm '28, '20, "Good
nnture unll uuml sense must
Glue Club '2T: Spanish Club
'28, '20, Secretary-Treasurer of
Spanish Club '29, World.
Frlendship Society '29, T. N.
'l'. Sum' '29, G, A. A.
"Why should I stoop so low?"
Orc-lnwtra '26, '28, Svlmlurslxin
'27, '28, Aggie Club '28, Class
Treasurer '27, Pronerty Com-
znitleu Senior Play '20, Track
'29, "Here's gold fm' yon4
sell me your record."
Entered from Redondo '2S:
"Clarence" 28: Band '28, '295
Spanish Club '29, World
Frlendship Snulety '29, Schu-
mann Suclelx' '29Z Editor ol'
T. N. T. '20, Scholarship So-
1,-ieiy '29, Llterarb' Editor nt'
'Porch '20, "Here, there and
0vcr3'wl1e1'e. ' '
Enlered from San Pedro High
'26, Sclunnmm Society '26,
'27, 28, Orchestra, '26, '27, G11-'c
Club '27, 'ZSZ Stunt Night '273
"Lelawala" '27, T. N. T. Stull'
'28, '2ll: Basketball '29, T,
Club '29, Torch Staff '292
Illuselmll '29, Band '29, "'Thu
last word is mine."
"Billy" '28, Basketball Mlm-
uger '29, World Fricnllsllin S0-
clety '29, "The richest. minds
need not. large libraries."
" P El- o
Pirates' Daughter '2G: "Lehm-
wulu" '27: Schumann Society
'27, '2S: Aggie Club '27p Glee
Club '26, '27, '28, '2Sl: Lon-
stitutlonal Contest '29: "Un In
"Without a sorrow, without a
With her laughing eyes and
Pirates' Daughter "lil: G l e e
Club '26, '27: "Leluw:x1a." '27:
Schumann Society '2TC May
Festival '27: Aszrivulture Cluh
'27: T. N. T. Stall' '29: Torch
Staff '29: G. A. A. '27, 29.
"Hanm' no lucky, fair and free.
Nothing there is that bothers
Entered from Ull.llllll'itlg0 High
Sehool, Ohio. '2S1 Student,
Olllecr '28. "They do not love,
that do not show their love."
Aggie Club '26, '27, '28: Stock
Judi,-'inpr '26, '27, '28, '2Sl: Fruit,
Judging '27, '28, '29: Plant
Identification '27, '28, '2SI:
Football '2S: Amlei Antluuitatis
'28, '29: Scholarship Society
'28: World Friendship Society
'2ll: T, N. T. Stuff '28, '29,
"Where can I get somethin!!
Entered from Gardena High
'2ll. "Once ll, week is often
enough for me."
Ort-llestrax '26, '27: Svhuinnnn
'26, '27: Vice-l'resldelt Girls'
Leauzut- '27: Allele lfluh 'Z7:
Glee l.,luh '27, '2H, '2!l: Stunt
Night '27: Torch Stull' 'QRS
Sulmlurslxln Society '2SI May
Festival '28: "Clurenee" '2!l:
"Un lu The- Air" '29, "Such
Fveet uornnlxlrslon doth in mush:
Basketball '26, '27, '28, '2!J:
luterelnss Athlctles '26, '27,
'28, 1251: Aclrurtlslmz Manarler
'2T: Vlue-P1-uslclent or Class
'2S: Commissioner ul' Oral Arts
'2H: Vine-Preshlent of Student
Body '2S: President of Student
Body '2El: Key Clulu '29, "Ilia-
tory easts its sluulnw far into
Entered from Calhnllc Girls'
llluh Schlol. Los Angeles. '27:
Scholarship Society '27, '2S.
'2!l: Amivrl Anliuulnnls '2S: T.
T, Stull' '28, '29: Torch Stull'
'28, Editor '29: Student Body
Secretary '281 Secrutury-Tl'ens-
urlfr Junior Clues '28: World
Friendship '23, '2ll: G. A. A.
'28, '20, "A winning wny, :L
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A Renunciation in One Act
Time: Some Sunday in the middle of the week
Senior Class of S'29
Bargain hunting underclassmen
Enter James Shearer and Ralph Sach carrying training table. They place it in
the middle of the gym. Closely following them are the tearful seniors, each one carry-
ing his respective belongings. Soon a crowd of students gather. Carefully wiping
away all traces of tears, Ben I-Iannebrink mounts the table.
Ben Hannebrink: Friends, Scotchmen, fellow-sufferers, lend me your ears.
VVe come to sell our priceless treasures, not to bury them. The evil that we have
done with them is to he allowed to live after us. The money collected today will go
toward the senior gift-individual rubber-coated pads on which to park during gym
classes. To start the ball rolling I offer to sell to anyone my faithful sousaphone. The
person buying it will have the privilege of carrying it back and forth from school every
day and may learn how to blow upon it from Mr. Crawford. What am I bid? Alan
Renn bids five cents! Here you are, Fat. Yours for keeps!
Lois Goddard: Students, a real bargain! I'm willing to sacrifice this special
copy of True Romance that I've found so interesting to read during English class.
A perfectly good copy except for a few coupons missing from the back. Ah, Beulah,
l give it to you for two sticks of VVrigley's.
Alfred Jaunsem: lVIy secret out at last! I'm offering to any lassie this jar of
beauty cream of my own invention. Apply it every night as I've always done, and you
will acquire rosy cheeks like mine. A guaranteed money-back proposition. Who is
this blushing maiden who makes the bid of 25 cents! Oh, yes, Oma Beckwith.
La Dorn Hall: Here is my bright orange tie. Genuine silk from the cocoon.
I'll give it to anyone who will have the nerve to wear it. Put? Did I hear you
speak? Right, my boy, you may have it to wear with your purple sweater.
lVIildred Bell: Will anyone buy me out? I have 500 pounds of paper here, a
most complete collection of middle and skirt records and demerit slips: don't all
speak at once, please. CSilence.l Alack! this student body is devoid of charitable
beings. Ethel, Ethel, come to my rescue, quick!
Catherine lVIullin: Economics clippings! just the thing for people contemplat-
ing taking ec. next semester. A complete set-that is, er, nearly complete. lVIost
valuable collection of data for prospective economists. Who,ll give a good price for
the goods? Charles Faulkner gives a whole dollar! Fine! I'm glad my taking eco-
nomics has done my class some good, even if it did no good to me.
Helen 'l'ouvell: My offering is a rare specimen of an art appreciation note book.
A glamorous and heterogenous color effect on the cover and a unique type of hand
printing within the book. Perhaps a little illegible at spots, but what bearing has
that, considering' the originality of the whole. Here's your chance, you freshmen!
Richard Burr offers I5 cents! Itls worth more, but I'1l let it go at a sacrifice, since
he's a deserving lad.
john Clark: This morning I brought a TOSC-I1 most perfect one-to V. D.,
but she wouldn't accept it, so having resolved never more to give flowers to any
female, I sell to anyone this rose. It has taken a fortune to raise it in my garden,
but since it has been the means of breaking my heart, I'l1 sell it for anything. Who
bids? Forest Pingel gives 20 cents. Sounds fishy, but I guess his intentions are good.
Josephine Lupo: Pointers on how to translate Spanish. This should come in
handy to students having difficulty in that particular language. Pay a good price and
save yourself E's later on. Who bids? Grace Buck gives 10 cents.
Alfred Pennington: A well-known horse laugh will be gone forever from the
portals of this school if no one takes this chance of buying it. No need to describe its
particularly appealing idiosyncrasies-everyone should recognize it who has ever been
at aud calls. Any offers for the said natural gift? Let me have airg Toshiaki Sumi-
naga is going to buy me out! 31.00. Too good, any way.
Elwood Nahmens: No one has ever found out, but just the same I'1'n an agile
terpsichorean artist. This trait will do me no good in my old age, so l'm leaving
it to anyone who has gotten into the habit of swearing on a dance Hoor, provided he
pays for it-I mean the dancing ability, not the swearing part. Frank Psaute bids
25 cents. It's worth more to you than that in the long run, Frank. Give me 50 cents.
Eunice Tansey: lVIy curly locks have been the envy of many a student, and I'll
will them away to anyone who pays the balance of the permanent. Who bids? John
Young trades in his constitutional essay for them. Cheerio, Johnny! you will be a
lady's man in no time.
Robert Bartlett: Prospective Romeos, here is your chance. This past year, I've
been busy writing a book on how to culminate a successful love affair, and now l'm
ready to offer my supreme masterpiece. What am I bid? Ed Paramore bids one
dollar! 'I'hat's a boon to ou1' cause.
Vivian Daugherty: Having nothing worth while to offer, I leave my kid brother
to any unsuspecting female who is willing to pay the price.
Harlan Barrett: Boys experiencing a vicissitude in living habits will appreciate
what I have here. A shaving set, together with directions how not to cut yourself.
Bert Me1'rill bids 7 cents. Now, now, Bert, no need to blush about it.
Fern Stevens: After ten weeks of research in the chemistry lab I have ultimately
compounded a soothing salve for b1'oken hearts. Prudent administration of the same
around the affected area will result in a sure recovery. It really works, as I've given
it to suitors that I've rejectedi What am I- offered for this scientific product of mine?
Stanley Creighton gives 10 cents. Ah! Stanley, maybe Loma will be sorry some day.
Clifford Crane: Personality plus! Can anyone ask for more? I am selling my
"It" to the one who speaks up first for it. John Di Massa bids a penny! CSomeone
aside: "Ignorance is bliss: 'tis folly to be wise."j H
John Kolesar: A perfect replica of my now famous moustache. Paste it care-
fully above the upper lip and you, too, will have something to boast of. Anyone
buying it will have his facial beauty enhanced, as just that much territory will be
veiled from the public view. Wliicli one of you sheiks want it? Ah! George Kyle.
I knew you would buy it from me. Thatls ten cents to the good.
Richard Waller: lVIy demerit slips will furnish a thrill to any angelic student,
so I'm putting them up for sale, at the same time ridding myself of bad ear marks.
Who will buy? lVIargaret Richhart gives 5 cents. Well, that's off my chest.
Clifford Jarrett: A diabolical grin has been my monopoly for ages, and upon
request I'm leaving it to an underclassman. Wilfred Tidland had already put in a bid
for it for 25 cents, so it goes to him.
Virginia Rowell: Going forth to serve the world, I shall have to put away all
childish habits and delights, so am auctioning my favorite baby doll to the highest
bidder, if only she will promise to treatit kindly. Millicent Lincoln gives her last
nickel! So much for that,
. WH We Ellliil
June Cheadle: Having overestimated my semester's supply of Wrigley's, I'll sell
what's over and above at half price. Don't all speak at once, please! Nlildred Hol-
land gets it for 15 cents.
Dorothy Barrett: For months I've labo1'ed on the embroidery on this bed spread,
but, after finishing it, I find that Bob doesn't like it. Who will buy this exquisite
hand-made piece of art? Bill Lanz gives 32.00. Good.
lldary Fiesel: I'll sell my ability of banging on the piano during gym classes and
getting away with it to any hopeful musician. Dorothy Eshom bids 10 cents! O. K.,
Dot, but don't play any hymns, will you?
Frank Russell: Fifty pounds of type metal! VVho wants this valuable relic?
Joe Tavan gives 5 cents! Call for it with a wheel barrow later, Joe.
Orville Hudson: A set of baby clothes my mother used to dress me in! The
very thing for girls who still play with dolls. Who bids? Mary Hinman gives a
Wesley Strohl: No fastidious dresser will be without a chewing tobacco pouch.
This one I have here is made of pure lamb's wool, handed down through generations.
What am I bid? Alfred lVIintun' offers 15 cents. O. K.
Gladys Adamsen: Who Wishes to learn to love Jim Nasium? I have the secret
of winning its love. Who wants it? Myrtle Perkins bids 10 cents. You'll take gym
every day now, I hope.
lVIarjorie Yamamoto: Ever since the night of the carnival I've been Worrying
about the unused egg shells left over from the annual booth. Won't anyone buy them
from me, so I can stop worrying and catch up on some much-needed beauty sleep?
I'll sell them at half price. George Lancaster gives 25 cents! They're yours, George,
to crack on any teacher's head.
Irene Burmeister: Here's something unusual. A tube of scarlet fever germs that
Ilve saved over from my case. Save it till next year, and administer it to your consti-
tution when flocks of tests come along. Then you're entitled to several weeks of vaca-
tion. Who wants to run the risk of passing off to Hades? Richard Watson gives 20
cents for it. I-lurray for our side!
Charles Ruppel: Oh! What a dilierence a dimple makes! Come on, you would-
be sofa-hounds, how much can I get out of you for my captivating and seductive-even
if I do say it myself-dimple? Clyde Bodley offers 18 cents. Okay, Clyde, you may
have the girls falling for you yet-it's never too late to give up!
Nyla Tansey: The art of applying cosmetics-it's all explained in this booklet
I've compiled. What's the use of painting, if you can't look beautiful at the same
time? All beauty questions from how to pluck eyebrows to how to cure wrinkles are
answered in these few pages. Who wants a bargain? Dorothy Winchester gets it
for her bid of 4- cents.
Robert Huffman: I've taken the rattle out of my Baby Lincoln to give to any
promising mechanic to play With. Imagine all the delight a person can get from it-
just think of all the advantages. Paul Lessing, you seem to be pretty anxious back
there. How much do you bid? 2 cents. The pleasure is all yours, keep the change.
Louise Hilpert: Since I've been the only one in the class selling a senior sweater,
everyone should appreciate my benevolence and offer a big price for the same. No
rips, tears, or dirt spots on it-a perfectly good sweater. Glenn Tolson bids 3150!
Have it stretched a little, Glen, maybe you might get into it if you tried hard enough.
Joe Townsend: Who wants to buy Stella, the notorious female of our carnival?
On account of my position at school, I have been able to keep her in my closet at home
till today. VVho wants her as a solace in' old age? Elmer Riley is willing to give 50
cents! You're a good scout, Elmer! Are you sure you're not related?
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WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER
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Strike up the band for the Senior Bees,
A diligent crowd they arep
Their glance gives the Freshmen trembly knees
When they see them from afar.
The Sophomores pale and stand aside
VVhen they hear our stalwart treadg
The Juniors run their heads to hide,
And quake with fear and dread.
lVIrs. lVIorse is our faculty advisor,
She doesn't eat so very much for lunchg
But by diligent effort she tries to make wiser
The following Senior Bee bunch.
"OUR Bio MoMiaNT"-His name is Charlie Steiner,
He isn't very tall:
But, when it comes to dancing,
He has it on them all.
"Toots" Rowell is a Senior,
She's the saxaphone in the bandg
She hopes to grow much leaner-
Give the little girl a big hand.
Nine rahs for "Frenchie" Johnson,
She's also in our roomy
This girl was very retiring,
But now her stock goes boom!
Bob lVIclVIaster's now a Senior-
He's had an awful bout,
For the faculty kept getting meaner,
And he can't quite figure it out.
The quietest in our classroom
Is dear old "Uma" Frankg
His diet is of Spearmint gum,
And we all think it rank.
Earl Tavan's nickname is "The Duke,"
He's tall, tailored, and tan-
When he goes in for aviating
He won't he an also ran.
' Al Penningtoifs anotherg
The girls all think him cute.
Wlieil he returns from winning games
They all cry, "Kiss me, Brute."
The Fair Pauline is in our class
About one day a week.
When she returns to Redondo High
YVe'll lose full many a sheik.
Paul Welsch is our silent brother,
His ancestry is Dutch.
He isn't talking any more,
But he talks just as much.
Entered from Redomlo Illuh
'28: Glee Club '29: Fashlou
Show '2S: "Up In The Air"
'2D. "It's easier to luck wise
thun talk wisely."
Football '27: T. Club '27.
"Care slts lightly on his shoul-
Entered from Redondo '28: Yell
Leader '28, '2!J: Truck '2Sl:
Tennis '2!l: Basketball '20: "A
little nonsense now and then-"
Entered from Youngstown,
Ohio. '27: Football '27. '2S: T.
Club '27, '28, '2!J: T. N. T.
Stall' '27, '28s Torch Stall' '28,
'29: Teunls '28, '29Z Baseball
'29: Latin Club '29. "A merry
hc-nrt maketh a cheerful enun-
Orcllestru '27, '28, '2U: Band
'ZDS Girls' League Hl'Dl'0!i0llliI'
tivo '2lJ: Senior Bnslu-thull '2llg
May Festlvnl '28: Plny Dux
'28. "She knows whul. she
knows, and knows when she
Entered from Redondo '2S: Glee
Club 'tillg "Billy" '2S: Band
'28, '29: Orchestra. '28, '29:
Worhl Friendship '28, '2ll:
Sclnnnznnl Society '28, '2ll:
Torch Stull' '20, 'Tm loo busy
Augie Club '27: Avlntlon Club
'28g Glee Cluh '28: l"ool.bnll
'ZSZ T. Club '29: T. N. T. Stall'
'20. "ls slm good looking?"
HOWARD SCHMID-DIED MAY 5, 1929
Our schoolmate has passed to the great beyond,
Leaving with us sweet memories hereg
And while we miss his happy song
We'll always remember his friendship dear.
A jolly pal, with a cheery smile,
No task was too small for him to attend.
When anyone needed help from him
None could have found a truer friend.
His life here was full of sunshine and joyg
His music held promise of greatness and fame.
And now that he dwells in that heavenly home
We'll cherish his memory and honor his name.
LILA HATTON-DIED JANUARY 30, 1929
For her who loved beauty and art,
Whose friendship we cherish full Wellg
To recall the brief time she was with us,
YVe pause on her mem'ry to dwell.
As we saw her sweet smile in our midst,
A smile so gentle and kindg
Our lives were brightened, enriched
Another like her We'll ne'er find.
WHO'S WHO IN JUNIOR CLASS
HOWARD SCI-ILIID - -
GEORGE KYLE - -
MARY HINIVIAN -
INA LESLIE - - -
OFFICERS Second SL'IllE.YfL'l'
- President - - - - BEULAH COOPER
- Vice-President - - - CHARLES FAULKNER
- - - Secretary ------- ETH EL SLYE
- - - Treasurer ---- MARGARET RICHHART
HOWARD, SCHMID, President CHARLES FAULKNER
JOHN YOUNG, President DOROTHY WARREN
EDNA RICHHART MARGARET RICHHART
HAROLD STEVENSON A
Vice-President LOUISE HANSEN
MARGARET RICHHART ETH EL SLYE
JOHN YOUNG, Treasurer
RXIARY HINMAN, Treasurer
PHYI.I.IS KNCJRII JOHN YOUNG CHARLES FAULKNER DOROTHY HANSON
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JOE HIGGINS - - - - - Ifice-President - - - GRACE BARNES
MIIIDREIJ HOLLAND - - - Secretary and Treasurer ---- VIRGINIA BROWN
The Sophomore Class has made its greatest contribution to the school along ath-
letic lines. Our boys have been active in football, Louie Briganti acting as manager
for the season. In basketball we had two Fleas, eight Midgets, one Light, and two
on the Varsity. Bert Merrill and Alfred Mintun were Class A in track, and we
had six in Class C. Bert Merrill is second high senior in the United States in Junior
Another line which has interested our members is the Agricultural Team work.
Ribbons have been brought to the trophy case as awards in contests.
Wliile we have done nothing particularly outstanding as a class, we have been
storing up wisdom and experience in preparation for our upper class responsibilities.
If all the heroes of yesterday
VVere brought to life again,
And passed before me in display,
From China, France, and Spaing
I'd find some yellow and some black
The worthy laurel sharing,
For what does color have to do
With deeds of strength and daring!
DALLAS DANFORD, '31.
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FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS
First Semester : Second Semester
PAL MARIE HENRY - - - President -- A - LESLIE MINTUN
LOLA COKELY - - - - Vice-President - - V1oLA DAWSON
BERTHA HINBIAN - - - - Secretary - - f- - - BERTHA HINNIAN
FERN CLARK - - - - - Treasurer ------ BERTHA HINIVIAN
Girls' League Refnrexezztfzti-ve
PAL MARIE HENRY ISABELLE BURDICK VIOI.A DAwsoN
The Freshman Class has taken an active part this year in athletics. Both girls'
and boys' basketball teams were organized.
Several leads in the school operettas were held by members of the class.
Other classmates belonged to the Glee Clubs. Aviation Club, Book Club, and
Girls' Athletic Association.
On lVIarch lst, the Freshman Class held its class party. They feel very dignified
now that they are no longer "scrubs"
HT" is for "torch," a flame always bright,
"OU is for "onward,"-on with the Hght,
" " is for "red," clear thru to the heart, or
"R" is for "righteousness," and doing our part.
"A" is for "ambition," tor books, or for sport.
HN" is for "new students," who come to report.
"C" is or "classes," which we always attend.
"E" is for "energy," that we have Without end.
"C" is for l'clock," which always goes slow,
"A" is for "absence," of which you all know.
"L" is for "learning," that Freshies have to do,
"I" is for "intelligence," which they develop too.
"F" is for "frosh," who never back out.
"O" is for "order,l' that we have without doubt?
"R" is for "rules," which lead to success.
"NH is for "noise," which the teachers do bless.
"1" is for "improvement" on our reports.
"A" is for "athletics," with all its clean sports.
ALBERT CURLER, '32.
TIME WILL TELL
Should all the Freshies be forgot,
And all left out, it seems!
Old Torrance High School soon would lose,
If the Frosh weren't on the teams.
Next year as Sophomores we shall be
The best class in the school,
If we never see a dreadful E,
Or break the Golden Rule.
Then as Juniors, oh, what fun!
To keep the teachers on the run.
Less demerits, better grades,
Always full of escapades.
Soon as Seniors, still more studious,
Studying Civics, Matli, and French,
We'll duck all the little Freshies
Caught sitting on our Senior bench.
-BY THE CLASS or S'32.
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First Semester OFFICERS Second Semester
JAINIES MCLEAN - - President - - EVA SCHWARTZ
lVIARION MINTUN - - Vice-President - - - - - -
MELXVIN HOXVARD ---- Secretary-Trezzsuzef'
GERTRUDE PETERSEN ---- Sergeant-at-flrms ---- ----
FRANCIS LAVEN ------ Yell Leader ----------
The Eighth Grade has won many honors during the year. In the Constitu-
tional Contest the three prizes went to members of this class: First, Hazel Brineyg
second, Jean Wlieatong third, Jean Tolson.
Section 2, A8, boasts of several athletes. George Figuredo took part in the
relay and low hurdles, and was first in shotput for the Junior High. Raymond
Rogers came in first in the low hurdles and was in the relay. Four or five boys will
undoubtedly make the football team next season.
The girls of the class won the Girls' League pennant for the best middy and
skirt record. Helen lVIclVlaster represents this class in the league.
In both. the track and the baseball,
When the school's beginning to lose,
Comes the Eighth Grade team to the rescue,
And what it can do,-it proves.
Three in the mile, Make all others lose with a bump,
All with a smileg All the girls in the dance
Three in the shotput Know how to pranceg
Placed it many a footy The girls in the glee
Junior and George in the hurdles- All soar to high G3
The blood of Seniors all curdles, The eighth great wonder of the world,
Chikara and Bill in the high jump The pyramids in tumbling hurled.
A8, SECTION Two.
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The winter class of 1935 CB7J entered Torrance High School February 1,
1929, and are looking forward to doing big things for T. H. S. in their career of
the next six years. There are 42 members of the class.
The Section 1 president is Jean Thompson, and the class advisor is Miss Lois
Lingenfelter. The class advisor for Section 2 is Mr. Burchett. As there is little
history, all we can do is look ahead.
We A7's have been here at Torrance one year. When we came up here our
class was so large that it was divided into three sections. Altogether, there are
94 of us.
Our boys have taken an actire part in sports. Jimmie Miller won first place of
the Juniors in the district finals of Junior Olympics. Several of our members took
part in pyramid building also.
Everyone in the class donated popcorn for the carnival. We had so much that
there will be enough for next year.
Section 3 sold gay colored caps at the carnival. We made the caps after school
and at each others' homes. Harriett Kenney was in charge of the booth.
We think everyone will always find our class ready to help in all activities for
the betterment of our school.
H EPE S
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MARJORIE YANIANIOTO -------- ---- E ditor
MILDRED BELL - - - - - Assistant Editor
PAUL WELSCH ------- - Business Marzziger
EUNICE TQANSEY, FRANK RUSSELL - - Assistant Jlflanagers
MARY HINMAN -------- - - - Art Editor
DOROTHY CHANDLER, DOROTHY ESHOM - - Alma .Mater
PHYLLIS KNORR, LOMA KIZER ---- - - Activities
VIRGINIA ROWELL ----- - Literary .
EVELYN ROWELL ----- - Calendar
PAUL WELSCH, RALPH' BUNJE - Athletics
JOHN YOUNG, HOWVARD SCHMID - Humor
FRANK RUSSELL ----------- - - - Snaps
GEORGE KYLE, DOROTHY HANSEN, MURIEL BELL - - Subscriptions
MARGARET RICHHART ----------- Bookkeeping
ETHEL BURNHAM ---- ---- - Faculty Adviser
ADA CHASE - - - - Art Supervisor
JESSIE WEAVER ----------- - - Auditor
EDNA RICHHART WILSON PAIGE GLENN rrOLSON
BEULAH COOPER CASINOVA HAILEY STANLEY CREIGHTON
JOSEPHINE LUPO RICHARD WALLER ALFRED PENNINGTON
Though all the nations far and wide
Should toil and strifve towards peace,
Until each man lays hate aside
UVM will never cease.
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TORRANCE NEWS TORCH STAFF
PAUL NVELSCH - -
VIRGINIA ROWELL -
RUDOLPH HUISER -
FRANK RUSSEL -
PAUL WELscH -
LOMA KIZER -
TVIILDRED BELL - -
- - Editor - -
- - HssociateE1litor -
Assistant Manager -
- - Sport Editor -
- Exchange Editor
- - - Subscriptions -
- Reporters -
- - VIRGINIA ROWELL
j RICHARD WALLER
- - EUNICE TANSEY
- - JOSEPI-IINE LUPO
- - FRANK RUssEL
- - - RALPH BUNJE
- - - EARL TAVAN
f CHARLES RUPPEL
I - - JOE TAVAN
- 4PAULINE BONHAM
I - PEARL ADAMS
L IRENA FLETCHER
The Torrance News Torch was issued bi-weekly throughout the year. Though
large enough journalism and print shop classes enrolled, the subscriptions from the
students did not warrant a more frequent publication. As usual, the paper was sup-
ported largely by the generous business men, who each year make possible our publi-
cation. In spite of the diligent efforts of the advertising managers, the T. N. T.
had a deficit most of the year, making it impossible to use more cuts in the current
In the second quarter the paper was increased in size by one-fourth, and a new
head was made for the front page. Special editions were prepared upon the arrival
of the new boys' coach, Miss Kunkel's return from Europe, Thanksgiving, Christmas,
Fathers' and Sons' Night, May Carnival, and Commencement.
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TVIERRITT BRADSHAW -
JOE TOWNSEND - -
- 'President -
- Secretary -
EDNA RICHHART ------ Treasurer - - -
JOHN YOUNG - -
ORVILLE HUDSON -
JACK Ross - - -
HOW.ARD HUDSON -
DOROTHY BARRETT -
PAUL WELSCH - -
Commissioner of Oral flrts
Commissioner of Athletics
- Advertising Manager
- Boys' Self-Government
Girls' Self-Go-vernment - -
- - T. N. T. Editor -
S. B. Store Mflnager
Torch Editor -
- JOE TOWNSEND
- BEULAH COOPER
- EDNA RICHHART
- HOWARD SCHMID
- HARTLEY CARR
- LA DORN HALL
- MAR JORIE YAMAMOTO
The success of a government rests on Obedience to a prescribed law, but the suc-
cess Of self-government depends upon obedience to a higher moral law.
The Student Council, being the executive body of the school, meets every Tuesday
during home room period, to discuss matters of paramount importance to the student
body. Although the meetings are presided over by .the president, Mr. Wood is usually
in attendance tO Offer suggestions and advice upon matters requiring decisive action.
BEULAI-'i COOPER ------ President --...-- JOHN YOUNG
Joi-iN YOUNG - - - - Vice-President - - - BEULAH COOPER
MARGARET RICHHART - - Sew-etary - - MnuAM THOMPSON
lVIIRIAM'.l1l-IOMPSON ----- Treasurer ----- ROBERT HUFFINIAN
Success in all matters attempted seems to have been the by-word of the Scholar-
ship Society this past year.
During the course of the year several functions were attended by representative
members. Among these were the banquets at Gardena High School and Woodrow
Wilson High School, and the State Convention at Los Angeles.
A half-day Ditch Day was granted the members in the middle of March. They
took this Opportunity to drive down to Brookside Park, where all the members
indulged in a variety of sports, displaying ability in pursuits other than studies.
Among the illustrious members of this select organization are Richard Sinclair,
W'29, and John Young, S'30. Both have Won honors in the field of oratory, the
former having received second place in the district finals of the constitutional contest
in 1928, and the latter having placed first in the district finals in 1929.
In the -graduating class of '28, Margaret Tiffany, Tatsuo Inouye, and Doris
Spoon were awarded life membership to the California State Federation, and in the
class of W'29, Richard Sinclair, president of the class, and Merritt Bradshaw, presi-
dent of the study body, gained similar honors.
MEMBERS OF SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY
john Di Massa
Miss Irene Mills, S150
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First Semester OFFICERS Second Semester
ELSIE AITKIN - - 5- - - Presifleut - - - - - IVIILDRIZD BELL
MURIEL BELL - - - - Vice-P1-esirlent - - ETHEL WARD
LOMA KIZER - - - - Secretary - - lVIURIEL BELL
IMIARY IVICLEAN ------ Tll'8!l5'lll'6l' ---- - LOMA KIZER
MIRIAlfI 'THOMPSON ---- Sergennf-at-fl:-nfs ------ RUTH KASl'ER
ACTIVITIES OF THE YEAR
The first activity of the year was a party for the girls in the Junior High School.
Everyone had fun playing games in the gymnasium.
At Thanksgiving and Christmas the girls showed a splendid spirit by helping to
fill baskets of food for needy families.
The first semester closed with a "Kid Party" for all high school girls. Every
one came dressed in children's clothes.
The project of the League for the second semester was to beautify the Study
Hall. Each class earned money with the object of carrying out its idea.
On May third a carnival was held in the gymnasium, which was sponsored by
the Girls' and Boys' Leagues. Miss Tiffany was the gypsy fortune teller for the
Girls' League. The carnival was the largest and most successful event of the year,
and will probably be held annually hereafter.
On May ll, Mildred Bell and Ethel Ward went to Claremont to the Girls'
For the completely successful year, the League is indebted to Miss Parks, who
has been the guiding star of the organization since its foundation in 1925.
ORVILLE HUDSON - - ----- - - - President
GEORGE KYLE - - - Vice-President
JOHN KOLESAR - - - Secretary
JOHN CLARK -------------- Treasurer
The Boys' League WQIS established to bring about a closer fellowship among the
boys of T. H. S.
Under the supervision of Mr. Wood, they have striven for better citizenship by
improving their conduct at all times. Although their deeds are not made known in
all instances, nevertheless, the boys are on the lookout. They demonstrated their
ability to uphold the standards at the Boys' and Girls' League lVIay Carnival.
LESLIE MINTUN ----------- - - Pff'si11ff11f
LEONARD LOCK ---------- View-P'resiflent
VIOLA DAWSON --------- Secretary and Treasurer
Virginia VValker Trixie Rowell Dolores King Robert Nourse
Genevieve Guyan Charles Kisinger Elmer Riley Robert Hannan
Billie Cook Clarence Gibbons Lola Cokely Pete Zamperini
John Young Isabelle Burdick VVilliam Laven George Lancaster
Ivan Eckersley Mildred Eshom Richard VVatson Frances Dean
Olga Jaunsem Pauline NVilson Lawrence Stevenson Gordon Nelson
In the second year of its foundation the Aviation Club had a large enrollment of
fellows interested in all affairs of the air. Several of their model planes placed in
various meets in Southern California.
WORLD FRIENDSHIP CLUB
First Selllester Second SBIll6'.Yf6l'
Ronizivr ISARTLHT - - - - President ----- TOSHIAKI SUMINAGA
TOSHIAKI SUMINAGA - - Vice-President - - MARJORIE YAMAMOTO
MARY HINMAN - - - Secretary - - - MARY HINMAN
Ronear KEMBEL ------ Treasurer ----- - JOHN YOUNG
Prominent among the organizations of the school is the World Friendship Club,
which is hut a part of a large network of united clubs in California. The purpose
of this group is to strive for world peace through individual understanding and closer
friendship among all students.
At each monthly meeting a novel program was planned and executed, at which
time the members both enjoyed and learned things worthwhile pertaining to the study
of different nations.
In February a joint meeting was held with the Schumann Society in the form of
a Chinese banquet in "Little Tokio," the japanese section of Los Angeles. Unusual
concoctions of meat and rare vegetables were served, all of which proved to be
palatable. The clubs were very fortunate in procuring, as speaker for the evening,
Doctor Ken Nakazawa of the University of Southern California, professor of oriental
history of music and art.
The Federation of Los Angeles City High School World Friendship Clubs
sponsored their annual banquet at the Alexandria Hotel on March 8, at which occa-
sion four hundred people gathered. This affair was attended by a group of Torrance
students and the advisor of the club, Mrs. Grace Granger.
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The names inscribed upon the roster of the Varsity Club include those of the
prominent athletes of the school. Membership to the organization is limited to boys
who have won varsity letters in any field of sports.
The purpose of this club is to foster all measures that make for the Welfare of
the school, promote athletics, and, ultimately, to create a broader bond of sympathy
among the fellows.
An example of the fine way in which these boys execute their projects was their
presentation of "Stella" at the lVIay carnival. Much comment was made upon their
experienced manner of handling this affair.
Alumni members may be admitted to the club when recommended and voted in
by the members.
ALFRED PENNINGTON A --------- - - President
PAUL VVELSCI-I - - - Vice-President
BOB BARTLETT - - - - - Secretary
ROY IVICREYNOLDS - - - - - - - - Treasurer
JOE TAVAN ----- ----- - - Sffgfllllf-!1f'147'7l15
Harold Stevenson VVilliam Agapito Homer Webber Robert I-Iannan Harry Putnam
Earl Tavan Ralph Harder Bert Merrill John Kolesar Frank Russell
Al Mintun Richard VValler Robert McMaster Alfred Jaunsem Pete Zamperini
Howard Totten Tosbiaki Suminaga joe Townsend
GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
INA LESLIE - - - - President - - - - BEULAH COOPER
ETHEL WARD - - - Vice-President - - - MURIEL BELL
MARY MCLEAN - - Secretary - - GRACE BARNES
BEULAH COOPER - - Treasurer - - GMA BECKXVITH
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QUIEN SABE? CLUB
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The purpose of this organization is to promote a more friendly feeling between
the students and to help them vocationally. Bright cracks and other witticisms are
punishable by a line of five cents at their meetings. Each week some prominent
Kiwanian addresses the meeting.
LA DORN HALL - ----- -
ORVILLE HUDSON -
JOHN YOUNG - -
GEORGE LANCASTER -----
P r1'A'ifl en!
S efrel f1l'j'
Howard Schmid Alfred Mintun La Dorn l-Iall
John Young Stanley Sach Alfred Pennington
Joe Tavan Onada Manobu Charles Steiner
Charles Faulkner George Lancaster Frank Russell
Hartley Carr Glenn Tolson
Lee Herring Robert Huffman Mr. Wlnocl, Mr. Mowi v
Charles Kissinger Joe Townsend Sjmn.ror.r
QUIEN SABE P
Los ofrezcos del club "Quien Sabre?"
MARY FIESEL ------ - Presirleute
CHARLES FAULKNER - - I!iL'l'-lJl'FSiIl!?IIff!
ATOSEPHINE LUPO - - Secrelario
MILDRED HOLLAND -------------- Tesero
The Spanish Club, Quien Sahel was organized on Wecliiesclziy, November 2l,
1928. It was decided to start an entirely new club, as not enough members of last
year's club were attending school.
At the second meeting, oliicers were elected for the year. The dues were placed
at 15 cents a month and social committees were appointed. It was agreed that the
meetings would be held at the homes of the different members in the evening on every
other Mondayf. A committee was appointed to form a constitution.
Howa rd Totten
Mrs. Boynton, Mr. V! right,
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STUDENT BODY STORE
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' STUDENT BODY STORE
GENEVIEVE GUYAN CHARLES FAULKNER Roy HAMM1sRsTRoM
SIMON SCHIPPER IVIARGERY RoE1.oFs CATHERINE MULLIN
ROBERT BARTLETT FRED lbdARSTELLER
TVIISS lVI. JONES, Sllf1f'I'7Ji.S'0l'
The Student Store, thanks to the generous support of the school, has increased,
and the gross sales total considerably above last year's amount.
lVIany new items of stock have been carried, as the store always tried to meet
or anticipate the needs and wishes of its patrons. The entire stock of notebooks,
fillers and scratch pads now bear the Torrance Torch on gray covers. thus giving Tor-
rance boys and girls a distinctive container for the knowledge imparted to them in
the class rooms.
During the fall term the store was under the management of Harold Cook.
Upon his graduation, Irene Burmeister assumed the general management, with Catha-
rine IVIullin as stock manager.
PRINT SHOP CREW
For the first time in the history of Torrance High the Print Shop has run full
time. This has made possible better organization of this department.
Frank Russell is shop foreman for the T. N. T. Other shop foremen are:
Ray Schumacher, Jack Shinn, and Doris VVood.
The enlarged edition of the T. N. T. was originated in the print shop. All the
mechanical work on the school paper, with the exception of the linorype, and all of
the school printing are done in the shop.
New equipment has been ordered, therefore the department is looking forward
to a very successful future.
L I THE CAFETERIA
Another year has passed successfully, and the cafeteria has no deaths to its dis-
credit. The regular patrons will readily agree that under the able supervision of
IVIrs. Bell the food in our cafeteria comes as close to being "mother's cooking" as is
possible. Of course, we must not forget Mrs. Bell's assistants, lVIrs. Chaplin and
Mrs. Haslam, nor the student help, in their new "caps and gowns." In the coming
year the cafeteria expects to change its quarters to the basement of the auditorium, so
that it may give a maximum of service to the students of Torrance High.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BOOK CLUB
The initial meeting of the Junior High School Book Club was held in the second
week of December, at which Miss Mills, the sponsor, took charge. R. R. C. repre-
sents the name that has been chosen for the club. It is necessary to read at least one
book in order to End out the meaning of the name.
In the library a party was given to members of the club, at the second. meeting.
Miss Mills has planned a surprise for every meeting. As it is 11012 hard to
become a member, all the Junior High girls and boys are encouraged to join.
THE SCHUMANN SOCIETY
First Selnester Second Semester
HOWARD Sci-:Mm - - President - - - LoMA KIZER
Mutual, BELL - - Vice-President - - - - - -
LOMA Kilim - - Secretary and Treasurer - - FRANCIS GRANGER
PA U L LESSIN G ------ S ergean t-nt-.4 rms --------
The Schumann Society has been unusually active this year. They have tried to
fulfill the purpose of their club by sponsoring good musical programs for the school
as well as the city.
This society made it possible to again bring the Dixie Jubilee Quartet to Tor-
rance. They also-arranged transportation to grand operas, light operas, and other
The members of the Cosmopolitan Club and the Schumann Society have tried to
cooperate. Several times they have held joint meetings, which helped to vary the
programs for both societies.
The most interesting joint meeting was a reception given to Mr. and Mrs. W.
S. Wriglit, the former a recently married member of the faculty. Wedding costumes
and ceremonies of various countries were discussed, accompanied by the appropriate
music. Several doll-brides in native dress were displayed.
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COMBINED BAND AND ORCHESTRA
In 1928, for the first time, Torrance High School boasted a band under the
direction of Mr. R. D. Crawford. Due to special work in instrument instruction
flm their leader, the band and orchestra have accomplished some splendid achieve-
ments. During the football and baseball season, the members donned their attractive
uniforms and appeared on the field to add to the glory of the school. Next year
plans are laid for some line drill work.
WVa1-ren Raynes, Bas:
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BOYS' GLEE CLUB
It has been the aim of the Boys' Glee Club in the past year, not only to develop
the skill and ability of its members, but also to create an appreciation for good music,
and the beauty of everyday life.
The group has been unusually large this last semester. Under the supervision
of lVIrs. Eischcn, and with the aid of John Young, its accomplished accompanist, the
club has made successful appearances before assemblies and civic organizations.
The club is much indebted to Mrs. Eischen and lVIiss Lingenfelter for their
combined efforts in making the operetta, "Up in the Air," a complete success.
Mrs. Eischen, Sponsor
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GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
BEULAH COOPER -
MILDRED BELL - -
- - - - President
- - Vice-Presirlent
Grace Buck, Acrompanist
Miss Lingenfelter, 1qd"lli5UI'
The Glee Club sang at aud calls and civic clubs such as Rotary, Kiwanis,
Women's Club, and at several churches. They have quite a repertoire and have
been asked to sing over the radio. ,f
The Glee Club enjoyed a theater party the first semester, at the President.
"Up in the Air" was given with great success, lVIay 22 and 24, by the combined
gltt clubs and orchestra of Torrance High School. The proceeds made partial pay
ment on our new grand piano. Two casts worked on the production. They are
Fannie lVIcCullOm -
George S. Burbanl
The members of the Chorus are:
Van Ba rtechko
- ROBERT BARTLETT
'g HOWARD 'TOTTEN
HOYX'ARD SCH MID
ORVILLE H UDSON
The play "Billy," presented by the Juniors, was the biggest hit of the season.
The action took place at sea, en route to Hawaii. It centered around a set of false
teeth and was replete with clever lines and witticisms.
Clarence Carpenter, the hero, is determined to win the fair heroine's hand, in
spite of her mother and his rival. Previous to the voyage it was necessary for him to
have four false teeth to replace some which had been knocked out in a football game.
Since they were in front, he lisped when they were out. "Beatrithl" He loses them,
of course, and has a sad time dodging his sweetheart until he recovers them. But with
the aid of his sister, he gets them back at the auction on board ship.
Due to the careful consideration given to the choice of each member of the cast,
and the excellent coaching and untiring efforts of lVIrs. hdorse, the success of the
production was assured at the start.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Billy Hargrave, a football hero ----- CLARENCE CARPENTER
Beatrice Sloane, the heroine
Sam Eustace, also in love with Beatrice - -
Mr. Hargrave, Billy's father
Alice Hargrave, his sister - -
lVIrs. Hargrave, his mother -
Mrs. Sloane, Beatrice's mother
The Steward -----
The Stewardess -
The Captain -
The Boatswain -
The Sailor - -
The Doctor -
- - - INA LESLIE
- - GEKJRGE KYLE
- JOHN YoUNG
- MARY HINlN'IAN
- BEULAH COOPER
- EVELYN ROWELL
- JAMES SHEAREP.
CHARLES FAULKN ER
- RUDOLPH Hunan
- FORREST PINGEL
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Presented by the Senior Class
Clarence - - - - - - RICHARD SINCLAIR
Mr. Wl'lCClC1' - - ROBERT BARTLETT
Mrs. Wheeler - - IVIILDRED BELL
Bobbie Wheeler - Toixr ANDERSON
Cora Wheeler ------ - - NYLA TANSEY
Violet Pinney, Cora's governess TVIAXINE WILLIAMS
Hubert Stem --------- - ORVILLE HUDSON
Mrs. Martyn, secretary to Mr. Wheeler - - - VIRGINIA ROWELL
Dinwiddie, the butler ------ - CLIFFORD CRANE
Della, the maid - - ---- MARY FIESEL
"Clarence," a comedy in four acts, by Booth Tarkington, was presented by
the class of '29 on January 18, under the direction of Miss Lingenfelter. The plot
deals with Clarence, a soldier out of workg he receives a position in the Wl1CClCT,S
home as odd job man. Even though he is troubled with his liver and has hardly any
musical ability, he wins the heart of Violet Pinney.
Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler were the typical man and wife. Bobbie and Cora, as
brother and sister, put on some awful scraps. Miss Finney took good care of Cora,
and also took good care that Clarence Wasn't captured by anyone but herself. Orville
Hudson played the part of Mr. Stem with plenty of confidence. Virginia Rowell
acted as Mrs. Martyn, secretary to Mr. Wheeler. The butler was played by Clifford
Crane, while Mary Fiesel took the part of the maid. They both added some comedy.
The play was one of the most successful productions ever put on in Torrance.
It was considered a dramatic as well as a financial success.
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'WORLD IFRIENBE I-Ill!!
BOYS' AND GIRLS, LEAGUES
MAY 3, 1929-TSORRANCE HIGH GYMNASIUM
FISH POND PENNY DANCE STELLA
By BOYS' AND GIRLS, andthe
GIRLSI LEAGUE LEAGUE VARSITY CLUB
, SIDE SHOW SPANISH DISHES
HO F DOGS AND YVith Dainty Chorus Served by
GUM Girls QUIISN SAIIE
Put Out by BV
SENIOR CLASS ,-
THE JUMOR CLASS CANDIES OF ALL
ALASKA SUCKERS EGGSHELL NATIQNS
Sold by CONFETTI OR Maclc and Sold by
T. N. T. STAFF CASCARONES WORLD FRIENDSHIP
Gfigiflated by CIIUIX
I CAPS OF ALL
GARDENS HAND PAINTED QHAPES
Cleverly Done by BALLOONS , L X
STUDENT BODY STORE Sold at FZISIIIXIELT ind SJOILI by
SOPHONIORE BOOTH 3 O' S
HIT THE BABIES PUNCH
Witli the POPCORN On Sale at
BOYS' LEAGUE Sold by B9 BOOTH
APRGNS SECTIONS 1 AND Z SIDE SHOW,
with Wilcl 1VIz1n and
Put On by
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TDM ANDERSON EDGAR REEVE ALFRED IVIINTUN
MERRI'I'T BRADSHANV BERT MERRILL PAUL SLEPPY
RICHARD WALLER RICHARD STEVENS
DAIRY CATTLE AND DAIRY PRODUCTS
RICHARD STEVENS EVANGELINE CUMMINGS STANLEY SACH
PAUL SLEI-PY RICHARD NVALLER VIRGINIA BROWN
FRUIT JUDGI NG
PAUL COIIELAND EDGAR REEVE RUTH SLYE
IIRRIXIIE ROWELL ROIIERT ANDERSON VAN BARTECHKO
MERION BAY RICHARD WALLER MYRTLE WINKLER
EDITH CORIZETT EDGAR REEVE RICHARD STEVENS
CALIFORNIA JUNIOR REPUBLIC
LIVESTOCK FIELD DAY
A boys' and a girls' team entered.
Boys were third high team in dairy cattle.
Girls were second high team in dairy cattle.
Girls were third high team in horses.
Evangeline Cummings, third high individual, all classes.
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LOS ANGELES CITY AGRICULTURE CONTEST AT FREMONT
Second high team, dairy products.
Second high team, poultry.
Edith Corbett, second high individual in poultry judging.
Evangeline Cummings, second high individual in dairy product judging.
NATIONAL ORANGE SHOW, SAN BERNARDINO
Second high team judging oranges.
Second high team judging lemons.
Third high individual in lemons, Paul Copeland.
FARM BUREAU LIVESTOCK DAY, PERRIS
Second high individual, all classes livestock judging, Bert lVIerrill.
First high individual in judging horses-Edgar Reeve and Bert lVIerrill tied.
Second high team, dairy cattle.
Second high team, dairy products.
First high individual in judging horses, Edgar Reeve.
First high individual in judging dairy cattle, Paul Sleppy.
Second high individual in judging dairy products, Evangeline Cummings.
Dairy cattle and dairy products teams eligible to enter state finals at San Luis Obispo.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAIR, RIVERSIDE
High team, dairy cattle.
High team, dairy products.
High individual, Richard Stevens.
Third high team, plant identification.
Fifth high team, stock judging.
First high individual sheep, Tom Anderson.
VENTURA COUNTY FAIR
Third high team in judging horses and sheep.
PACIFIC SLOPE DAIRY SHOW, OAKLAND
Eighth high team, all classes, 50 teams competing.
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l l-School opened at last today.
Put away all thoughts of play.
l-I--Today we had a. change of coaches,
A year of victories now approaches.
21-Football rally in aud-sublime?
Coach talked to us most of the time.
27-Scholarship had a meeting with quite an effect,
For the year's new oflilcers they did elect.
29-Several boys went to the Riverside Fair,
And took some prizes, too, while there.
29-The Rowell girls gave a party to the Qrchestra and Band.
A glorious time was then on hand.
3-For plant identificatoin we got ribbons and a cup-
Onr boys are taking everything that ever is put up.
3-Practice game-our team wouldn't yield.
You should have seen Penny run down the field!
-I-Johnnie Kolesar goes through the hall without a care-oh?
The officer on duty is Laura Gianero? 1
5-Our first game with Banning-and just don't I
Wisli we had won, rather than made it a tie?
6-Coach was seen walking, after U. S. C. game,
With a watermelon on one arm-on the other, a fair dame.
8-VVhen 'Tatu l.VIcKinley's Vandyke disappeared from his chin,
VVhat do you think ?-Well, Penny started in.
9-The Schumann Society met in the music room.
Just what they did would fill a volume.
ll-The girls sang again-Rotarians today.
The applause they gave them was quite enough pay.
ll-Junie and Penny were in a penny matching bout.
They stopped quite suddenly when Mr. Woo-d came out!
I2-The lower classmen keep off the Senior bench, you bet.
They know if they don't, they'll probably get wet.
lZ-Call for first practice for basketball.
We only want boys with lots of gall.
17-We chose a song leader, the nicest kind.
ln fact, we chose twog hope you won't mind.
5-Several boys tried jumping rope,
With no ill effects, we sincerely hope.
8-Cosmopolitan Club-it was real nice.
They all used chop-sticks to eat their rice.
9-We lost to Jordan-no use to tell.
But we can say this: the band played well.
12-Senior play tryouts-and say, we fear
That fnext to the -luniorsj ,twill be the play of flv- it if
13-The Junior Highs gave a Variety Show.
It went off nicely-as We all know.
l4-We had a nice Girls' League-or fair.
All the clubs were represented there.
21-The orchestra and'band are decked out today
In brilliant sweaters of red and gray.
21-Matinee performance of "Billy."
People all liked it because it was silly.
23-"Billy" lost his tombstones on a boat,
And Beatrice wouldn't even read his note.
27-All the civics classes went to jail,
And we can't get them out-we haven't the bail.
3-We have to write a paper CGO, tell Florencel-
"VVhy We should do our Christmas shopping in Torrance."
5-A detective at school-what have we done?
Oh, it was just Nick Harris who brought us some fun.
5-The boys are all decked out in new clothes so fine-
Sweatshirts of gray. Now, boys, stand in line.
6-Miss Mills gave a party-for what? Do tell!
It was to her Senior English Class for not saying "Well."
7-The girls dressed up the gym today for the Narbonne game.
You may not think it helped to win-but it did, just the same.
10-Louis Briganti pitched horseshoes against Mr. Wood.
And Louie won! Who Would have thought that he could?
ll-The girls in the sewing department gave a fashion review.
I went down to see it-don't you wish you had too?
25-We all had a lVIerry Christmas and our spirit wasn't daunted,
Although We all got many things that Weren't just what we wanted.
1-A Happy New Year to all, and a joyous one.
If there's anything that you can do, don't leave it undone!
3-Schumann Society meeting-a "Spanish Don Juan."
We also had a duet played by Loma and John.
.a-Joe Townsend and Charles Rupple were elected today
As basketball captains-boy, how they play!
8-The teachers had " parrv-thev f'f"'t'1inlv are blessed.
You should have heard all that they confessed!
9-Student berlv iw-ffinv--'re wer'-r1'f the least hit hesitant--
We elected Joe Townsend as our Student Body president.
17-Aud call today. ""'e band nlaved the "Rafi Doll."
Some skits from "Clarence" were given, that's all.
Zl-Torrance boxers out-punched Narbonne.
Our boys kncoked them flat and left them alone.
22-Say, the Juniors are proud-my sake's alive-
lior their nice Junior pins did just arrive!
23-A Chinese banquet of clubs of renown-
The VVo1'ld Friendship and Schumann went to Chinatown.
29-Senior Class Day-and gee, what fun!
The Seniors were up there-every one.
31--Seniors had a luncheon given them today.
They ate some of it and took the rest away.
31-Commencement tonight-how scared they all looked.
.Nothing can be done now-their goose is cooked!
l-The Juniors gave a stunt-the prisoners wouldn't budgeg
But no wonder-John Young made a terrible judge!
6-The end of the book contest-speech by Mr. Bennett.
The Juniors did the most reading and therefore got the pennant.
7-Basketball letters were given out.
You should have heard all of us shout!
13-lf you cut up in Aud nowadays, youll have to write a theme
On "Behavior in Aud Call"-isn't that mean?
l5-Dr. Blakesly spoke on Lincoln in Aud.
And did we enjoy it? You heard us applaud!
l5-Basketball game with Alumni tonight.
Boy!-and what I mean-that was one hot fight!
23-Our two Aggie teams went to the Orange Show
To judge oranges and lemons and stuff, "Don't cha know!"
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S-Football and basketball banquet tonight at Earl's.
It was quite a success, though there Weren't any girls.
ll-Rudolph Huber started on his trip
Around the world-on a wonderful ship.
11-The beginning of interclass games in basketball
Amongst the girls-and that isn't all.
I4-The Juniors decided on Senior banquet-and-oh-yo-hol
Some Scotch member, instead of an orchestra, Wanted a radio!
5-Seiso Ito entertained us before school today
On the harmonica-boy, how he can play!
5-Talk of crowds collecting in one place,
We Wonder who broke the glass in the trophy case?
9-The Seniors had their Ditch Day, you bet your boots!
fWe wonder what the girls did with their bathing suitsll
l2-John went to Wilniington and won over there.
We think his speech is more than fair.
16-We started dancing lessons, in the gym,
And everyone's dancing with vigor and vim.
19-Mr. and lVIrs. Wriglit fboth wife and hubj
Received a shower from the Wo1'lcl Friendship Chili.
23-lVIore dancing today, and oh, what fun!
lVIrs. Morse is there to teach every one!
24-Educational program in Aud tonight.
Everything in general went off all right.
I-Mfay Day, and the flowers are in bloom.
You'll find each teacher has some in her room.
3-The Carnival tonight, and oh, what prancing-
We did everything from shooting craps to dancing
10-lVIr. Morgan, Writer of "Up in the Air,"
Came to judge first cast-and gave them a scare.
18-Goodwill Day-cheer for all nations,
No matter what may be their occupations.
2-l-The great muscial comedy, "Up in the Air."
The play went off-well, pretty fair.
30-lilemorial day-the townsmen asked for our aid-
And were you there to march in the parade?
7-Junior-Senior Banquet, and boy, did we eat?
These upperclass banquets can never be beat.
12-'l'l'Ie sewing classes made some pretty clothes,
And gave a fashion show to show Off those.
23--Baccalaureate sermon was preached today,
We're losing our Seniors-they're going away.
2-l-Alumni Day, and many came back
To recall happy days and run with the pack!
26-Junior High graduation Cwithout a cupl.
Say, have you realized that tlIey'I'e growing up?
27-Commencement-'tis really the beginning of things,
The girls will soon come out with nice diamond rings.
28-Last clay Of school CI cant think of a rhymej,
But this summer I hope you all have a good time.
june 23 - ---.--------- BACCALAUREATE SERMON
June 2+ - - - SENIOR HOB-IE-COIVIING
June 25 - - - - SENIOR CLASS DAY
June 26 - - JUNIOR HIGH GRADUATION
June 27 - - - - COMMENCEMENT
Rceessional - -------------- SUMMER CLASS '29
cJl'21tl0I1 ----- - LA DORN HALL
Senior Girls' Quartette
FERN STEVENS, lVIARY FIESEL, LOUISE HILPERT, RXIILDRED BELL
Accompanied by EUNICE TANSEY
VVlIistling Number --------------- DORTH EY BARRETT
Piano Solo - - - - - - NYLA TANSEY
Selection ------ COMBINED GLEE CLUBS
Presentation of Ephebian Ring --------- MISS ELIZABETH PARKS
Awarding of Life lVlenIberShip in ,the Scholarship Federation, lVIISS IRENE MILLS
Presentation of Class ---------------- MR. WOOD
'Presentation Of Diplomas - - MENIBER OF BOARD OF EDUCATION
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My friends and brother souls,
With all the peoples, great and small,
That wheel between the poles."
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AN EXPLANATION or THE THEME or THE 1929 TORCH
The End Sheet is very interesting, with its borders of national costumes and
corresponding architecture. The architecture has been carefully chosen in order to
identify the nationality of the figures.
Old Father Time, holding the world in his hands, and surrounded by small
panels, signifying the four seasons of the year, composes the motif for the Ex Libris.
The Torch, beloved symbol of Torrance High School, has been treated in a
very decorative way and affords an interesting Title page.
The Dedication page exhibits a design of ships of modern and ancient design,
showing means of communication between nations. The words on this page were
written by Olive Robinson and Dorothy Eshom.
The Running Head adorning most of the pages shows a border of Hags in the
international code of signals. Under these are the words, "VVorld Friendship," the
theme of the annual. Each Hag stands for the letter found directly under it.
The Foreword is devoted to the United States and its emblem, the eagle, which
is called the king of birds.
Since the aft work was to be divided among the continents, Asia was chosen for
the contents. A general idea of people and architecture in China is the motif,
The Alma Mater exemplifies North America. It is an interesting design taken
from the new University of the Air, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This marks a new
development in the progress of universities, as this is the first skyscraper university in
For the faculty, tools of diplomacy have been chosen, pen, ink, and paper, the
fundamentals of education, and to a great extent of business, are displayed.
The Literary division sheet has been given over to the continent of Europe,
since we look to Europe for our fine arts. The suggestion for the design came from
a structure in Berlin, massive and expensive in its beauty.
Africa is an open field for new activities, and is alive with new industries, thus
it is the continent chosen for activities. The motif is a fine example of architecture
in Morocco, characteristic of Africa.
To Australia has been given the division sheet that deals with one of the most
important phases of school life, athletics. At the bottom of the sheet is the develop-
ment of a modern Australian city. Above is a design of the Australian bushmen,
doing a weird and fantastic fire dance.
The football, basketball and baseball headings are simple, yet effective, displaying
the flag of the country where the game originated.
Islands of the sea are depicted on the Humor page. It explains itself and intro-
duces suggestions of primitive architecture. A
A South American skyline with a very picturesque design of a scene in that con-
tinent is the theme for the Advertisement section. We look to South America for
commerce, thus the introduction of the steamer.
Polar Regions are shown in the Finis and give a very realistic picture of the cold,
barren wastes of the North.
The quotations throughout the book are selected from the words of famous
poets of the world.
THE GARDEN OF LONG AGO
Firxt flufard in Literary Context '
Heart of my heart, when the clouds hang red
O'er a shimmering, sunlit sea,
And the weary hours of the day have fled,
I-last ever a thought of me?
Is there never a star at twilight's close,
Or a wave that ripples the Sea,
Or a memory hid in the heart of a rose
To whisper, my love, of thee?
To whisper as softly as falling dew,
As the evening shadows grow,
Of a love that only the roses knew
In the garden of long ago.
Hush! 'Tis the wind of the night that sings
A lyric, wild and free.
It carries a dream on its shadowy wings,
Oh! heart of my heart, to thee.
BEULAH Cooveiz, '30.
Brooklets go dancing,
Entrancing my heart.
Breezes are straying,
Playing their part.
Robins are winging
And singing today.
Sunbeams are smiling,
Beguiling and gay.
IVIARY HINMAN, '30.
IF I HAD A LITTLE SHIP
If I had a little ship, just large enough for me,
With sail of silk and mast of gold, I'd sail Ollt on the sea.
I'd sail to all the foreign ports-to England, Spain, and France,
And to all the other countries, if I ever got the chance.
I'd visit in the orient and every place, almost,
I'd even go to Africa and sail along the coast.
I'd like to see the Eskimos, their igloos all of iceg
Then next, to see Hawaii would really be quite nice.
At last, of course, Ild sail back home, for there I'd happy beg
America is, after all, the only land for me.
Sail to the North, sail to the South, sail to the East or West,
You'll always find your native land is the one you love the best.
VIRGINIA ROVVELL, '29.
OTHER POEMS SUBMITTED IN THE LITERARY
WHERE THE SUN SINKS LOW
Out where the sun sinks low,
And the ships on the far horizon
Look like ghostly spectres, their
Mastheads falling and rising.
Out where the sun sinks low,
And the waves dash in from the sea
To break madly on the rocksg
Oh! that's Where I would bel
DOROTHY HANSON, '30,
THINGS TO DREAM ABOUT
The haunting flash of a woman's soul,
The sheen of a silken swirl,
The gleam of a star high overhead
Where dark clouds stormily curl.
The ceaseless advance of the ages,
The miracle of a flower,
These are things to dream about
In some fleeting, golden hour.
IVIARGERY Roemrs, '32.
The shades of night are falling,
The sun is sinking lowg
The moon is sending its first beams
Across our patio.
The silver sprays of the fountain
A sweet song seem to know,
All else is silent and peaceful
Within our patio.
The night is turning to dawn,
The world is all aglow,
And all of nature seems to smile
Upon our patio.
IRENE Fix, '32
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The nicest time in all the year
ls when the spring is drawing near,
When birds are nesting in the trees
Among the blossoms and the leaves,
VVhile in the grassy meadows green
Gay-colored wild flowers may be seen
'Peeping their heads above the grass,
For balmy springtime's Come at last.
OMA BECKVVITH, '30.
Old bloody Mars looked down at Earth
And saw two countries, hand in hand,
And near-by stood an angel white
Who ruled with peace throughout the land.
Then lVIars did give a mirthless laugh
That rang through every vale and hill.
The countries shivered, drew apart,
And then came War and thoughts to kill.
No longer did the countries walk
Together, but with hate and spite
VVithin their heartsg they went alone,
And Peace, the angel, took her flight.
The years passed on, and famine came,
And flood and fire took their tollg
And still the countries walked apart
And travelled towards a separate goal.
One country stumbled, almost fell,
He cried out, in his grief and pain,
"Oh, brother mine, across the way,
Forget, and be my friend again!"
Witli tears they pledged themselves anew,
And Peace returned unto the landg
Old lVIars did Hee, and then once more
Two countries travelled, hand in hand.
VIRGINIA ROWELL, '29.
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HOW THE TURTLE GOT HIS SHELL
By MARY PECKHAM
Nlany, many, many and many centuries ago there li.ved on the great hotish,
sandish, windish desert some slow, poky, brownish-colored animals called turtles. Now
these turtles didn't have shells as they do now, so, of course, they stayed out of every-
one's way so they wouldn't be stepped on.
On the edge of this great, hotish, sandish, windish desert there was a sculptor
making a beautiful statue of a girl. He was using a sort of clay that hardened very
quickly. It could be scraped off of whatever it was on, but if it wasn't scraped off
very soon after it was hard, it would always be on whatever it was on.
Soon the statue was finished and the sculptor was so happy he just threw the
clay that was left over away.
Very soon after this out from the very middle of the great, hotish, sandish,
windish desert came one of the slow, poky, brownish-colored turtles.
Of course, it was only natural for the turtle to step right into the middle of the
clay and roll over and over in it until he had a sort of shell. He was quite angry at
himself for getting into the clay.
And so from that day to this turtles all have hard, hard, hard, hard and harder
shells to protect them from everything but being made into soup.
Now for the fun,
Whenever a pass they'd send,
Captain Reynolds was on one end.
On the other end was To,
And how swiftly he could go!
Mintun was the tackle-
He could make them cacklel
Another tackle was young Bert,
He was sure a little squirt.
Tavan brothers held the line
As guards they made the whole team shine.
McKinley or Welsch at center
Gave our boys a chance to enter.
When Agapito made touchdowns
Other teams looked on with frowns.
Jerry was a full-back,
He always made their line crack.
Nothing too hard for Harder
After he stepped on the starter.
Quarter-back was Penny,
On the run he slaughtered many.
A good player was Bob:
He was always on the job.
Completing the team was Roy,
For T. H. S. he's one useful boy.
A great help was Coach Sig,
He made the team go over big.
-By the A8 No. 2 Boys.
NATIONAL ORATORICAL CONTEST ON
First Place in Marine League-Finals
THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR CONSTITUTION
The desire for liberty has been foremost in the hearts of all men in all ages.
Since the day the Egyptians made slaves of the Israelites, men have looked upon liberty
as a heavenly light, an attainable goal. History is filled with man's attempts at
liberty, which were ground under the heel of oppression.
But man was destined one day to realize his dreams. Liberty first dawned for
the Anglo-Saxon race when the IVIagna Charta was wrung from the unwilling hand
of old King John on the field of Runnymede. Oliver Cromwell obtained more free-
dom for the common people when he drove his worthless ruler from the throne. It
was that burning desire for liberty that sustained Washington,s army at Valley Forge.
For that same liberty the French peasants stormed the Bastile. From the days of
Txflilgllfl Charta to- the Declaration of Independence, liberty had been developing.
In the year 1776, the American Colonies, in the face of a hostile world, declared
their independence and won their freedom. When the smoke of the Revolution had
cleared, confusion and distrust prevailed. In this chaotic atmosphere a calm body
of men met and formulated one of the greatest documents this world has ever known.
"The most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and
purpose of man," Gladstone termed our Constitution when it had proved its worth
for one hundred years. For a long time it has been a common belief that it was a
marvelous inspiration, and that it was the most wonderful work ever struck off at a
given time by the brain and purpose of Man. The generally accepted theory was
that the greater part of our Constitution was invented by the convention of 1787.
Historical research proves that nearly every provision in the Federal Constitution had
its origin in British or colonial documents. The great achievement of the conven-
tion was not c1'eation, but an adaptation of former experiences to existing conditions.
The hardy pio-neers who came to our shores in the seventeenth century were the
privileged heirs of the political traditions of England. Wliile the Constitution of the
United States is very much more than an adaptation of British Law, yet its under-
lying spirit was that of the English speaking race and the common law. Behind the
framers of the Constitution, as they entered -upon their momentous task, were the
mighty shades of Simon DeIVIontfort, Bacon, Eliot, Nlilton, and Locke. The framers
of our Supreme Law were wise-too wise to draw upon their imaginations or create a
government on theo1'y. Uur Constitution is a result of slow, laborious and painful
evolution. This very fact is the greatest tribute to the far-sighted craftsmen of the
Federal Convention, for, had it not been rooted deeply in the experience of the new
nation, it could not have withstood the march of time.
Was there ever a Constitution like this-a Constitution affording the humblest
citizen equal rights and privileges with the most powerful-a Constitution carrying
out the will of the majority, yet safeguarding the rights of the minority? Never before
had any people set up over themselves a government that derived all its powers from
the consent of the governed. The Founders of our Republic knew the motives that
control the minds of men, they were familiar with the forces that had caused the
rise and fall of empires. Greece, in her mad clamor for liberty, forgot the need of
strength that union brings. Rome encouraged union and nationality until her liberty
was choked off. There had before been government without liberty, and liberty
without governmentg the framers of our Supreme law were the first to strike a per-
manent balance between these opposing principles.
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The vitality of our Constitution lies in the fact that, by judicial interpretation,
amendment, and use of the elastic clause, it may be adapted to the ever-quickening
changes of the most progressive age in history. Withorxt these provisions for the
future welfare and progress of our nation, our Supreme Law would become mere
words upon a scrap of parchment. Let us beware of useless amendments, and remem-
ber the warning of our renowned statesman, Daniel Webster, who reminded us:
"Remove not the ancient landmark
which thy fathers have set."
Wliat was the magnet that drew the Pilgrim from England, the Protestant from
Germany, and the Hugenot from France? It was religious freedom, offered by our
Constitution. The United States is considered the most prominent among the nations
of the earth today. Why? Gur Constitution, with its principles of Liberty, Free-
dom, and Justice, has transformed our country from thirteen diversified colonies to
one mighty commonwealth. Why have so many foreign republics used our Constitu-
tion as a model? The Constitution of the United States is the most perfect the
world has ever known. Why are the immigration quotas of the United States always
full? Our Constitution offers the working man the highest standard of living on
So well was our Constitution formed that it has withstood the stress and shock
of civil war, a storm that no other Constitution ever successfully weathered, and
maintained its equilibrium for more than a century and a quarter of unexampled
social, civil, and material advancement, in which it has been the controlling force.
Wherever our flag of battle has been raised, our purpose has been to relieve suffering
humanity. From the first volley of Hint lock muskets at Bunker Hill, to that day in
the Argonne Forest, when the news of the Armistice was received, American men
have fought and died for the ideals of liberty. And yet, we of today's generation,
who call ourselves Americans, are unconcerned and indifferent about the guarantee
of that liberty that was bought with the blood of our countrymen. Oh, for a national
leader to infuse into the people a sense of responsibility of the ballot, if our government
is to continue successfully!
Our Constitution is not self-perpetuating. If it is to remain our Supreme Law
it will be because it has public support. The development of our Constitution is not
completeg we must keep step with Progress. The law of the ox-cart cannot govern
the airplane. Ladies and gentlemen, your part in the preservation of your own Con-
stitution is to go to the polls on election day and cast an intelligent ballot. Unless
the American people awaken to their responsibility of suffrage there is a manifest
danger that, within the lives of those now living, the end of organized government,
as we have known it for more than one hundred and forty years, will be at hand.
As long as your Constitution remains intact, your press will have freedom of
publication and distribution. You may worship in any church you wish, and the
dOO1'S of that church cannot be closed against you. The government cannot sell nor
confiscate your property without due process of law. You may not be cast into prison
Without a trial by a jury of your peers. No Federal officer may cross the threshold
of your home without a search warrant. Let me repeat, my friends, as long as your
Constitution remains intact your liberty and your rights are assured. Let us bequeath
it to our children, as it was handed down to us, unmarred by useless amendments,
majestic in its powerful simplicity.
JOHN Youxro, '30.
CITY FEDERATION WORLD FRIENDSHIP
Fourth Place, RICHARD SINCLAIR
FOR-BUT ALSO BY-THE PEOPLE
The record of man's achievements on this planet bears one eternal stigma which
can never be effaced-the crimson stain of war remains, an everlasting reproach upon
the morality of the human race.
Since the blood of Abel first cried reproach upon the guilty hand of Cain, this
earth has been deiiled with the blood of human beings slain by their fellowmen.
Might has made right for thousands of years. International disputes have always
been settled on the battlefield, by the rule of terror and force.
Clamoring for aggression or revenge, nation has risen against nation, and then
this earth has trembled with the tramp of marching armies, and rung to the clash of
swo1'ds and the shouts of War-mad men.
And when the death-blast has been turned off, when the tide of agony has been
stemmed, when the guns have been stilled, and peace has come for awhile, men have
turned to their desolated fields and to the smoking ruins of their cities, and they have
wondered what it was that drew them from peaceful firesides and happy families into
the blinding, raging, devastating maelstrom of vifar.
And who pays the price of all this?
The people-the masses-and, finally, the individual!
Power-mad war-lords, controlling the destinies of nations, may declare war, but
it is the individual who goes forth to suffer and to die. It is the individual who
solves the problem of reconstruction. The tax-money wrung from the individual
citizen satisfied the ravages of greedy Mars.
In 1914, there broke upon the world a storm of blood and fire, which, in fright-
fulness, in awful havoc wrought, made all previous international conflicts pale into
Think of the billions of dollars wasted-thrown away-in the four terrible years
of that gigantic struggle! Think of the fathers, brothers, husbands, who never
returned! Think of the millions who did survive that horrible shambles of death
and who today lie on hospital beds, shattered in body and mind and soul! Think
of the children made fatherlessg of the Widows bereaved! Think, and you will realize
why it was that the whole world rose in rebellion against the uselessness of it all,
and as with one accord cried, "It must never be again!"
From that hour to this, the revolt against the barbarism among nations has been
steadily growing, until now the determination to stamp out the curse of war and
achieve just and lasting peace is universal.
Like other great moral reforms, the peace movement has had to pass through its
days of trial and doubt and misunderstanding. Pioneers have had to blaze a trail
through ignorance and prejudice. Diplomats have had to labor at conference tables
and work out plans for the protection of human society against war. But such treaties
are mere scraps of paper without the energizing force of public opinion to sanction
them and make them into living documents.
Now, the great testing is come. The question of Whether or not all men can
live together in harmony is to be submitted to the final mandate-the will of the
As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
As a nation thinketh in the hearts of its men and women, so is that nation.
Therefore, you and l, because we are America, must do America's thinking. Public
opinion does count! Wlietlier' we think constructively or destructively, in terms of
peace, or in terms of war, our government will act accordingly!
Men and women of America, we can end war in our time if we will but do
You ask "What is our part? What can we do to hasten the realization of
First, there must come a change within ourselves. How can we expect inter-
national harmony if we practice selfishness and lawlessness in our own lives? We
must banish greed and race prejudice from our own hearts, before we can say to
those of other lands, "Let us be brothers."
We must realize that war is not an actual part of the universe. War' is a spirit,
an attitude, a way of thinking. It is man-made and man-controlled. And if it is
man-controlled, it can be ended by man.
Next, We must deny that war is inevitable. The creed of the militarist is, "I
believe in the necessity of war." And on that assumption, the war system is built.
The past has shown the individual to be essential to any kind of warfare. If an
enlightened World public would declare that War is not unavoidable, and would refuse
to go forth to battle, would War be possible?
And then, we must cease to think of peace as the absence of war, but as a posi-
tive condition of world friendship. We must seek a sympathetic understanding of
This essential spirit of goodwill must be born in the hearts and minds of the
people, but, if the goal of world amity is ever to be reached in our time, we must go
farther. We must have energetic perseverance and daring.
Peace for the world must be of and for the people, but also by the people.
My friends, peace will not come to us. Peace must be Won.
We have seen the cruelty, the futility, the stupidity of war, but that is not
enough. We must achieve peace. We must think, act, organize peace!
For nineteen hundred years, the Christmas chimes have rung out, acclaiming
Him who is the Prince of Peace. And for nineteen hundred years, we have listened
in vain for the mighty anvil chorus signifying the beating of swords into plovvshares.
But now, at last, the dawn of the long-awaited day is at hand-the day when
the tides of history shall be turned into happier channels, when the nations shall learn
war no more, when there shall be "Peace on earth, goodwill to men!"
WRITING A POEM
The teacher gave me some work to do,
To write a poem with verses two.
I rolled and tossed about all night,
Wondering what on earth to write.
I thought of rivers, flowers, and trees,
I thought of the ocean with its salty breeze,
I thought of heroes and romance bright,
I thought of the moon and its silvery light.
I recalled happy days of long ago,
And of the joys I used to know,
But those things are for poets to write about,
So I'll hand this in 'fore I pass out. DOROTHY ESHOM, ISO.
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Sign of valor truc-
Peace hath higher test of manhood
Tlmn battle ever knew
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COACH "SIG" NYLANIJER
Sigurd Byron Nylander, popularly known as "Sig," comes to us from Alhambra
High School, where he coached football, basketball and swimming, having won coast
league championship in basketball and district championship in swimming. He also
coached at Belmont High School near San Francisco, winning championships in
football, track and swimming. Later he coached at Oakland High School, and turned
out several successful teams. Q
lVIr. Nylander is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and
played under the late Andy Smith, three years under "Gloomy Gus" Henderson,
and a year under Knute Rockne, famous Notre Dame mentor.
ln 1927-28, "Sig" was director of lVIunicipal Sports of the city of Los Angeles,
and had charge of the Junior Olympics. "Sig" is a member of the L. A. Athletic
Club and his basketball team won the A. A. U. championship. This year he has com-
plete charge of the Junior Olympic State Finals.
In 1929 Torrance won the district championship in the Junior Olympics.
Even if he hasn't turned out any other championships, he has instilled a new spirit
into the Student Body of T. H. S. Here's wishing you luck for next year, "Sig"
joe "SLIM" TAVAN
Joe has played one year on the squad, but still has two years to go. He went
great on the defense and offense this year and is expected to go well in the next two
seasons. Though he played tackle this year he may get a trial at the backfield next
year. Keep up the hard scrapping, Joel
EARL "DUKE" TAVAN
Earl played his first year on the other tackle and will probably hold down that
berth next season. He may get a trial at end for he is tall and sure can snag the
WILLIAM "WILLIE" AGAP1To
"Willie" played his first year at half-back and has three years to go yet. He shows
great promise, and next year "Sig" will have him rounded into a hard-hitting, line-
smashing back. "Willie" played good, clean, hard football this year, and is eager to
go next season.
PAUL "OscAR" WELSCH
"Oscar" has played two years for the varsity. He was moved in from end this
year to play tackle and then went to center, where he played consistent ball. He was
under hre constantly and did well. His only regret is that he hasr1't a few more
years at the pivot position, for it's great.
'FOSHIAKI "PROP" SUMINAGA
"Prof" has played at end and guard for two years and has one more to go. Prof
is a scrapper on both defense and offense and death on fumbles, as he demonstrated in
all the games.
What he lacks in size, he makes up for in fight. Coach Nylander can use him
to great advantage next season.
EGBERT UBERTH M ERRILL
This is Bert's first year, but he played like a veteran and has three years more
of varsity competition.
"Bert', played a great brand of ball and was continually breaking through to
down our opponents behind the line of scrimmage. He played at end, tackle and
guard this year, so we can expect him to Star in one of these three positions next year.
HOXN'ARD "Torn ,IQOTTEN
Totten played his first season in the backfield and has three more years to be eligi-
ble for athletics. He plays a fine, hard game, and all he needs is more experience. He
will be out next season though, and some of the big fellows had better watch their
ROY "MACH MCREYNKJLDS
K'lVIac" played under a great handicap, but all the teams knew when he smacked
them. He played two years at guard and worked hard at that position. Sig will
have a hard task finding a man with his courage for guard. "Mac" graduates this
year and the Whole squad is sorry to lose him.
ROBERT "Bos" BARTLETT
"Bob" played two years of hard, well-played football and we are sorry to see
him graduate. He alternated at tackle and full-back and broke through many a time
to smash the opponents before they were under way. On the offense, when "Bob"
got rambling, he was hard to stop, as any team in the league will say.
ALFRED "AL" lVIINTUN, Captain-dest
"Al" has played end two years and shows plenty of Hghtg in his next two years
more will be heard of "AL" just look into the heart of every play and number "IO"
He and Harold Stevenson tied for the Captaincy, so they will share honors in
the following season. Good luck, "AL"
CAPTAIN "JoHNN1E" REYNOLDS
A heart of steel, a never say die spirit and a good knowledge of the game, all go
to make up "our Captain." He has played four years for the varsity and has fought
from the first whistle. We are sorry to see him leave. A mighty player on defense
RICHARD "DICK" WALLER
This was "Dick's" first ear out and he certainl was enthusiastic about it. He
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regrets that he didn't Come out before. A'D1ck" graduates in June, otherwise he would
be out in a suit next season. He played well on the defense and never quit fighting.
He played guard and tackle this year and thinks it's great sport.
AL HPENNYH PENNINGTON
He played his three years at end, half-back and quarter-back. He was outstanding
on the defense and offense and was a great safety man. This is "Penny's" last year
and Coach Nylander will have a hard time getting a man to fill 'fAl's,' shoes. Penning-
ton was also high point man on the team.
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HARo1,D uFISE'l'H STEVENSON, Captain-elect
Harold has played two years in the baclciield and shares the '29 football cap-
taincy with "Al" Miiituri.
He's fast and hard to stop and is also fine on interference and defense. The
team should work well under the leadership of these two fellows and we expect plenty
of touchdowns from "Feet" next season. Good luck, Harold.
GERALD HJERRYN CLARK
Jerry came from Redondo High and played end there, but Coach Nylander made
him over into a battering, hard-fighting, full-back. He was always good for a few
yards when the squad needed, them and was a bear on defense. "Jerry" is back next
year and will continue to star.
HOMER USLUGH WEBBER
This is Homer's first year, and he was rather inexperienced in the art of the pig-
slcin, but he fought gallantly throughout the season. "Slugl' played at guard this year,
and will probably play center or guard next year. He had a little trouble in the early
part of last season on learning to like the game, hut next season he will surely "eat
up" his foes.
RAl.l'H UCRUSTYU HARDER
Harder played three years in the backfield and was a great interference runnerg
he carried the ball with intense feroeiousness when called on.
Ralph was one of our best players on defense and broke up many a play for the
opposition. He has one more year. Just keep it up, Harder, old man.
Louis "Louis" BRIGANTI, Illmmger
"Louie" Bri anti, our little mana er, has seen so much football in the last ear
1 g n g 1 s s y
that he has decided to come out for it next fall. "Sl " will make a ood little pla er
t ' l g g Y
out of ' Louie," so watch him next year.
P EI EEPE E T
VARSITY TEAM QHEAVIESD
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HAWK T IBIMJL
M "L-"'..EE'-.HE 5 5 ff' '55
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Jon '1'owNsEND cCIlf7f1lil1, BEN HANNEBRINK FRANK RUSSELL
.IOHN KoLEsAR HAROLD C0014 SIMON SCHIPPER
ALFRED JAUNSISM l'lARRY PUTNAM ROBERT HANNAN
FFORRANCE 19, NARBONNE 8-DECEMBER 7
The crimson and silver varsity started the season out with a snappy victory over
the Gauchos, our deadly rivals.
The game was hard fought throughout with considerable roughness. The score
at half time was 9-6, and Torrance held this lead to the end and came out on the
long end of the 19-8 count.
r.llORRANCE 7, JORDAN 15-DECE1X'IBER 1-1
The tables were turned on the varsity in the next game and they lost a sharply
contested game to Jordan at the Jordan clay courts. The score at half time was 10-4.
Jordan held their lead throughout and were never threatened.
r1l0RRANCE 11, BELL, 32-JANUARY -1
ln the third set-to the Torrance varsity was completely swamped by a much
superior team. Bell led at half time and was never threatened.
TFORRANCE 28, Iacon Rus 23-JANUARY 11
Playing on the home courts, the industrial city quintet nosed out the Riis Vikings
by a 28-23 count. At half time the score was 11-4 with Torrance out in front,
but Riis started a desperate rally which made the score nip and tuck throughout. Riis,
however, was unable to overcome our lead and another scalp was added to varsity's
belt- 'FORRANCE 2-1, WAsH1NoToN 33-JANUARY 18
In a game filled with arguments between coaches, players, referee and spectators,
the VVashington squad came out on top after leading at half time 17-13. The spirit
was lacking in the Torrance squad after Captain Townsend was ejected via the foul
route and VVashington scored at will.
TORRANCE 11, GARDENA 22-JANUARY 25
Getting away to an early lead at half time with a score of 15-6, Gardena was
able to keep the Torrance varsity down on the short end of the scoring. In the second
half Gardena continued to locate the basket and ran their total to 22, while T. H. S.
scored but 11 digits.
'TORRANCE 19, BANNING 22-FEDRUARY 1
Torrance journeyed to the Y. NI. C. A. in San Pedro to meet the Banning quin-
tet. The score was close and hard fought from first to last whistle. The winning
points were not scored until the last two minutes of play.
CLASS A STANDING
W L Pct.
Bell - - - 7 0 1.000
Banning - - -1- 3 .571
Gardena - - -1 3 .571
Jordan - - -1- 3 .571
Riis - - 4 3 .571
Torrance - 2 5 .285
Narbonne - - 2 5 .285
Washington - - - 1 6 .142
El l-il .
TORRANCE 10, NARBONNE 15-DECEMBER 7
In the first half the Torrance "Bees" took an early lead at 9--l-, by maintaining
a perfect defense. In the second half, however, the Gauchos forged ahead by dint of
hard fighting and nosed out the industrial city quintet in the last few minutes.
TORRANQE 16, JORDAN 15-DECEMBER 14
Torrance jumped into a 10-7 lead in the first half and managed to hold it until
the final whistle. In the last half, Jordan opened up with a terrible bombardment on
the crimson and silver goal, but fell short of victory by one point.
TORRANCE 12, BELL I9-JANUARY 4
In the first two quarters Bell took a 12-8 lead after some hard fighting on both
sides. Shortly after the second half started, Charlie Ruppel, captain of the "Bees,"
sustained a broken shoulder, which weakened the Torrance defense and allowed Bell
to run their score to 19 points while the industrial city boys tallied but 12 digits.
TORRANCE 12, JACOB Rus 37-JANUARY 11
In their next game the Torrance "Bees" suffered a crushing 37-12 defeat at
the hands of the Riis vikings. At half time the score was 22-7 and Riis continued
their scoring throughout the second half, running the score to 37-12.
TORRANCE 21, WASHINGTON I7-JANUARY 18
After trailing the axe wielders by a 10-5 count in the first half, Torrance
opened a bombardment in the last two stanzas. After the lead changed hands quite
often, the "Bees" managed to come to the front in the last four minutes and score two
field goals to cinch the victory for Torrance.
TORRANCE 1-I-, GARDENA I8-JANUARY 25
Half time ended with Gardena on the long end of a 12-4 count. In the second
half, however, Captain Ruppel, who was out of the lineup for two weeks on account
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of injuries, was substituted. This served to brace up the Torrance spirit and they
opened up with a desperate rally which fell short by four points.
F1-TORRANCE 16, BANNING 15-FEBRUARY 1
This was the second 16-15 win for Torrance, the Hrst one being over Jordan.
The game was fast and furious with both teams being hindered by the strange court
at the Y. M. C. A. in San Pedro. However, just before the final Whistle blew, one
of the "Bees" tossed a field goal and Torrance won by the very narrow margin of
CI-IARI.1zs RUI'vIzL fcapminJLA DoRN HALL JOHN YOUNG
CDRVILLE I-IUDSDN JOE HIGGINS CHARLES FAULKNER
HOWARD TTUDSON IVAN ECKERSLEY STANLEY CREIGHTON
CLASS B STANDINGS
W I, Pet.
Bell - ------ 6 1 .857
Narbonne - 6 1 .857
Riis - - - 5 2 .714
Gardena - 4 3 .571
Torrance - 3 4 .428
Washington - 3 4 .428
Banning ----- - 1 6 .142
Jordan ------- 0 7 .000
CTIZORGIE KYLE fCaf1minJ LIZIE HEIIRING GORDON LUDWIG
PAUL SI.IzPI1Y BUSTER WHITAKER JOE LUPO
LIaoNARD LDCKE JACOB GALL
CLASS "C" STANDINGS
W L Pct.
Washington ------ 6 1 .857
Bell - - - 6 1 .857
Narbonne - - 5 2 .571
Jordan - - 5 2 .571
Banning - - - 3 4 .428
Gardena - - - 3 4 .428
Torrance ------ 1 6 .142
Riis -------- 1 6 .142
VVILFRIED 'TTIDLAND CCr1lrtr1inJ ELWYN JARRETT ARTHUR YARIAMDTO
RICHARD PULLMAN RICHARD BURR RUDOLPH HURER
PAUL Lizssmo ELWYN Woon
CLASS "D" STANDINGS
W L Pct.
Jordan ------- 7 0 1.000
Narbonne - 5 2 .741
Bell - - - 5 2 .741
Banning - - 4 3 .571
Torrance - - - 2 5 .285
Gardena - - - 2 5 .285
Washington - - 2 5 .285
Riis - - - - 1 6 .142
FSP' IE EPEI IIIII
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WRESTLERS AND BOXERS
Fir.rl Rofw: Left io right, Alfred Pennington, Homer Hfebher, John Di Massa, Herman Hamrnan
Seroml Row: Charles Kixinger, Joe Luisa, Coach Nylander, George Figuredo, Floyd Denman
Third Rofw: Paul Slefrpy, James McLean, llfilliam Loftus, Hidio Moriyama, Sam Bone
Fourth Rofw: Mel-vin Hofward, Ted Merrill, Guy Rofwell, Cyril Paixley
f""'P . ,
First Rofw: George Figuredo, Herman Hmnman, Kenneth Fen, Jamey Miller, James McLean,
Middle Rofw: Guy Rofwell, John Joyce, Coach Nylander, Raymond Rogers, Cyril Paisley
Bottom Row: La Verne Jones, Perry Mendenhall, Roy Keener, Ted Merrill, Melfuin Hofward
'Thr' T-'Wi Y il
It was a tough grind on the horsehide sport this year with a lack of seasoned
material. Captain Bob Bartlett was the only real veteran to return. Coach Nylander
had a tough time to find some one to fill the pitcher's box. Charles Faulkner, Swede
Jaunsen and "Bud" Putnam all tried a hand, but seemed unable to get control of
Those who made their letters on the '29 squad are: Bob Bartlett, catcherg Al
Pennington, second, Hartley Carr, first, Charley Ruppel, short stop, Stanley Creigh-
ton, thirdg Ivan Eckersley, center fieldg Simon Schipper, left fieldg Johnny Kolesar,
right field: Harry Putnam, pitcher, Alfred Jaunsem, pitcher, Charles Faulkner,
pitcher, Willie Agapito, third, Pete Zamperini, right field, Wilfred Tidland, left
field, Paul' Welsch, center fielclg John Harris, Joe Higgins and Buster Whitaker,
'A ril 30 Torrance Bannin Ma Torrance Bell
P E Y
May 3 Torrance Banning May Torrance NVashington
'May 7 Torrance Riis 'May Torrance Washington
May 10 Torrance Riis 'June Torrance Narbonne
NI:-xy 14 Torrance Jordan June Torrance Narbonne
9tMay 17 Torrance Jordan june Torrance Gardena
fMay 21 Torrance Bell 'tjune Torrance Gardena
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TORRANCE HIGH TRACK RECORDS
100 yds.. . ..
220 yds.. . . .
440 yds.. . . .
880 yds. .... .
120 yds. H. H..
220 yds. L. H..
Relay 880 .....
Pole Vault.. . . .
High Jump ....
12 Lb. Shot Put .... ....
Broad Jump 20'
50 yd. ...... .
100 yds. ...... .
50 yds. ....... .
120 yds. L. H..
660 yd. ...... .
Pole Vault .....
High Jump ....
8 Lb. Shot Put.
Broad Jump. . .
11 secs. ..... .
20 3f5 secs..
29 215 secs.. . .
38' 5" ..
6 secs. ..... ........ .
6 secs. .... .
15 4-X5 secs.. ..
1.45 secs. ..
8-' 9" .....
35 ft. . ......... ..
17 ft. ........... .
Al Pennington . . .
Al Pennington . . .
Bob Bartlett ....
Bert Merrill ....
Pete Zamperini . . . . . . .
Pete Hall ......... ....
Toshiaki Suminaga. ....... .
Harold Stevenson. . . . . . .
Hartley Carr ..... ....
Bob Bartlett ....
Al Pennington . ..
Joe HIgglUS ........ ....
Gordon Ludwig .... ....
Gordon Ludwig .... ....
,loc Higgins ......
Richard Burr . . .
Buster Whitaker . . . . . .
Ice Lupo .......
.Joe Higgins . ..
wg gg E
MARINE LEAGUE TRACK RECORD
440 yds. . . .
880 yds. ..... . . . .
Relay 880 .... ....
High Jump ....... ....
12 Lb. Shot Put .... ....
Broad Jump .... . .
50 yd. ...... . . . .
100 yd. ...... . . . .
660 yd. ...... . . . .
440 Relay. .... . . . .
Pole Vault .... ....
High Jump ..... ....
8 Lb. Shot Put .... ....
Broad Jump .............
10 secs. .... .
22 3f5 secs.. ..
52 1f5 secs..
2.05 mins.. . . .
-1.42 275 secs
17 275 secs. .
25 7710 secs...
1.34 3X5 secs. ...... .
11' .... .
5' um" ..
47' me ..
20' 8" ............
5 4f5 secs..
14175 secs.. ..
1.35 2f5 secs...
48 475 secs..
5' 6M". ..
40' 9" ....
is' sw' ...........
Pearson of Banning ........
Neville of Washington ......
Ralph of Downey .... . . .
Pleasant of Bell ........ Qi. .
XVillougl1by of Gardena .....
Hammack of Narbonne .....
Ralph of Downey .........
Reuber of Gardena..
Carter of Jordan ....
Harper of Gardena ........
Neville of Washington .....
Uchida of Gardena.. .....
Uchida of Gardena.. .....
Robinson of Narhonne .
McNal1e of Bell ..... .....
lVIonlc of Washington ......
Smart of Jordan ......
lVIcDengall of Gardena .....
Faught of Bell ........
The Cinder path season proved anotherhard grade for Coach Nylander's spike-
meng in fact, the material was so scarce that Torrance did not even place a man in
the Nlarine League meet. Good material, however, appears in the ofling with such
men as: Bert Merrill, Pete Zamperini, Toshiaki Suminaga, Harold Stevenson and
Hartley Carr. Captain Charles Ruppel, versatile dash man, was slated for a high
place in the 220, for the dope was that Ruppel had bettered the league record several
times, although unoflicially timed.
BERT 'NI ERRILL
BUSTER WHITAKER -
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DISTRICT JUNIOR OLYMPIC GAMES
VVon by Torrance High School, May S, 1929
Torrance High School-3828 points--First.
Gardena High School-2980 points-Second.
Torrance Grammar School-2964 points-Third.
Torrance Boys Qualifying for County Finals:
: Bert Merrill .....
Paul Sleppy . . .
: Takeuchi Isami ..
Howard Totten. .
James 1VIiller ....
. . . . . . . . George Washington. .
. .... Torrance . ....... .
... . .Torrance .. . . ..
. . . . .Gardena High. ..
.. ..... Torrance
. . ..... Torrance ..
: Arthur Yamamoto ........ Torrance . ......... .
Edwin Gross . . . .
Fourth: Benito Flores ....
. . ..... Washington ..,..... . .
. .... Torrance Elementary. . . .
Fifth: Dale Howe ............. Torrance . ............ .
INDIVIDUAL EVENT WINNERS
Broad jump: Bert Merrill. . . Torrance.
Basketball: Paul Sleppy ,.... Torrance...
Chinning: lVIiramoto Masaja Gardena. .
Baseball: Bert Merrill .... Torrance. . .
75 yd. dash :
Broad jump 1
75 yd. dash:
Edwin Gross ....
James Miller ....
Billy Acree .....
Washington . . .
Torrance. . .
Torrance. . ,
Torrance. . .
Torrance. . . . .
. . -178 points
. . . 366 points
8 ft. 9 inches
. .13 out of 20
. . . . .21 times
. . . . .273 feet
8 -U5 seconds
7 ft. 9 inches
.13 out of 20
. . . . .22 times
. . .2072 feet
.9 115 second
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TENNIS LADDER MEMBERS
Firsl Rofw: Charley Steiner, Coafh Nylander, John Young
Second Rofw: Glenn Tolxon, Leonard Locke, Ralph Daugherty, Stanley Creighton
Up to May 1, 1929
3-PAUL WELSCH ,
The first six are the first string tennis team and the last four are substitutes.
Any member on the ladder can challenge any member ahead of him and if he wins he
can take his place on the ladder.
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JUNIOR GIRL CHAMPIONS
Meinbership and interest in the Girlsl Athletic Association has increased con-
siderably during the year. More girls have been working to gain points for a letter,
which entails earning Hve hundred points.
Speedball, a very peppy and rough game, was introduced during the first semester.
This being our first attempt at playing football, our progress was not very good, much
to the dismay of IVIiss Klein.
The next big sport that the girls indulged in was inter-class basketball. In
this the girls did much better. Good spirit and good sportsmanship were shown
by all, While the peppy Juniors reigned victorious. The standings of the games
were as follows:
Another new sport that has been introduced since Miss Klein's arrival is hockey.
The progress in this has been slow, but the girls hope to advance noticeably in this
during the coming year.
Tennis and baseball followed hockey. A great deal of interest was displayed in
these sports, and many good games were held. Inter-class baseball games will be held
as in basketball.
Now that hockey and speedball have been introduced into the list of sports. and
some knowledge of them acquired, with Miss Klein's capable guidance it is quite likely
that the Girls' Athletic Association will be even more successful another year.
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Laugh, and thc world laughs with youg
Wleep, and you weep alone.
For the sad oltl earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouhlc enough of its own.
became necessary to solve the prob-
Buy a Student ANNUAL SOUVENIR NUMBER Support the
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VOL. II PUBLISHED CASUALLY-TORRANCE H101-1 Sci--root. No. 0+
Prominent High School Girl New Building to AdtJl'I1 Torrance Faculty Metnber
Poisoned Campus implicated in Scandal
li T Report
Miss Dorothy Hanson, prominent
hostess of various school functions.
was rushed to the Torrance hospital
a few days ago, after an attempted
suicide. Secretly Miss Hanson pre-
pared a quantity of some unclassi-
fied synthetic beverage in the chem-
ical laboratory. She had consumed
approximately twenty-five 1255 cc.
of the liquid before she finally lost
consciousness. Physicians, after ap-
plying a slush pump, succeeded in
extracting almost all of the olfcntl-
ing substances, which were imme-
diately submitted to Richard Xllaller,
prominent local chemist, for analy-
sis. Attending physicians consider
the patieut's condition to be critical,
Liquid tobacco smoke. . . .
Chlorinatcd horsefeathers .......
Hydraulic acid ,.... 7 cc. 5 grains
Nitro-glyeerine ,.... 8 ce. 9 grams
XVood alcohol .,.... 41 cc. 39 grams
Unmentionablcs . . .13 cc. 11 grams
Inert ingredients . .1 gallon 3 ounces
Total ........... -477 cc. 170.5 grams
Density ...... . . .-l,O03 candle-power
Recent investigations show that
Sheridan's ride was not accomplished
on the proverbial black charger. llis-
torical research proves that Sheri-
dan and his wife rode twenty miles
to the battle in a motorcycle side-
car. Sheridan was an agent for thc
I-larlcy Davidson motorcycle, and
was making a demonstration tour
at the time.
Ladies and Gents: T will prove
to you that woman suffrage should
First. XX-'otneri have been suffer-
ing for cons and eons-so why not
let them suffer?
Second. Same as first.
Third. Same as second. Amen!
By Jon Towusiiun.
lly a unanimous vote of the Stu-
dent Council it was decided that
money would be appropriated to
build a special sound-proof music
room on the ground hack of the
auto and wood shops.
The new building will be used
only by Mrs. liischcn and Miss Lin-
gcnfelter for instructing the Clee
Clubs. The two teachers are not at
all in favor of such a building,
since they think that the music is
so fine that the entire student body
should enjoy it. Since nine-tenths
of the students signed a petition to
the effect that it would not tolerate
the disturbing noises any longer, it
lem in this manner.
Mr. Austin and Mr. Burk both
filed protest when they heard uf
the new music studio, since they
thought that it would disturb the
work of their shop students. Mr.
Xliood assured them that the build-
ing would be absolutely lU0 per
cent sound-proof, so all objections
were withdrawn. XVork will start
some time in july.
Speaker Thrills Students ,
llenjamin llannebrink, f a ni 0 u s
authority on manners, delivered an
address in assembly on table eti-
quette. Mr. Hannebrink knows his
subject thoroughly and gripped his
audience with his eloquent speak-
ing. He is an advocate of water-
proof wrist watches as a protection
while stirring coffee.
Recipe for Non-Alcoholic
Carefully mix together two tll
quarts of rub-alcohol, a pint of ba-
nana oil, and three cakes of yeast.
Bottle at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Let stand six months, open, and
slowly and accurately pour down
Rumors from unreliable and un-
available sources have it that Pro-
fessor XV. S. XVrigbt, l'.lI.D., D.l.l.,
ILA., and l".ll.Q., instructor of
wood shop, chemistry, singing, hor-
ticulture, and public speaking, an
ardent supporter of re-incarnation,
has announced his intention to
faithfully serve his life sentence as
dishwasher Critics declare that this
report is not to he credited, as it is
probably the work of some publicity
Au impressive ceremony was held
behind the shops to commemorate
the passing of Professor Toshiaki
Suminaga's weather-beaten and time-
worn vehicle of conveyance. The
deceased was once owned by a Dc-
troit millionaire and was loved and
respected by everyone. Following
an operation for an infected spark-
plng, the poor thing coughcd,wheezed,
blew a lung, and expired. Stripped
of its gears. it was laid to rest by
Chaplain llerbcrt S. Wood.
New Club Formed
Mr. ll'ood wishes to announce
that Orville Iludson has received a
cltartcr for a sleeping club. All
those wishing to join sec Orville
before the end of the term.
Torrance Youth Shipwrecked
Last Tuesday, the Society of Un-
derslung Citizenship held their an-
nual mceting on a yacht owned
hy Alan Reno. After luncheon the
society went for a cruise on Nigger
Slough, an enchanting body of wa-
ter just cast of our fair city. 'lhe
party unfortunately cncouuteredia
typhoon and the yacht was ship-
wrecked on the mud banks of julian
City. Doughnuts and coffee were
served and a good time was had
We, the uneducated, overworked, and irresponsible members of the
Humor section of the 1929 TORCH, being in a totally unbalanced frame of
mind, and having spent hours of meditation beside the fishpond, hereby dead-
skate this "Humor" to the poor people who read it, on the condition that
they do not be pessimistic about the phoolishness and sourcastic wit of the
anti-prohibition and pre-war period jokes given in this section.
fSig11edl YE EDITORS.
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Italian, and some Unrlassifed.
Classes in Successful
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Learn to sing in from one to five
For information, see
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For full fmrticzzlmw see
MISS BETTY JANE RIPPLE
Kodak Pictures May Be Properly
Developed If Left at
TOLSON AND YOUNG'S
Be a Graceful Dancer
Give me 90 days and your own
moiher won't know you.
B. S. CREIGHTON
Wl10lC Set Of golf 5501453 trade in f0f Diet lists and count your calories
Tennis fflckef-Of what have YOU? books by the score for the latest style
See in reducing belts.
GLENN TOLSON ALAN RENN
OLD TORRANCE GRADUATE SHINES IN POLITICAL WORLD
Orville Hudson is now enjoying an established reputation in Washixigton, D. C.
Having been graduated from the International Correspondence School with flying
colors, he opened a shoe shine stand just outside the Wliite House. Here he greets
each congressman on his way to session and nearly all of them condescend to have their
boots shined by him as he charges only a small fee. During the slack hours, he is
visited by prominent women of State, who relish arguing with him. Each day at
noon Nyla Tansey, his secretary, is Seen walking up to his place with his lunch pail.
WORLD ACCLAIMS ROBERT HUFFMAN SECOND GALLI-CURCI
The Grand Opera Theatre in Berlin was the scene of the formal debut of
Robert Huffman in operatic roles last week. Critics, gathered from all parts of the
globe, assert that he has the best cracked falsetto in the history of scientific vocal de-
velopment. Mr. Huffman, much inflated over his triumph, attributes his record of
success to the fact that for fifteen years he peddled fish on the streets of New York,
at which time he was well able to cultivate his voice intensively. He is being accom-
panied on tours by Ilflildred Bell, who is an apt manipulator of the jewfs harp.
MISSIONARY SI-IOCKS U. S. POPULACE
Friends and relatives of the Rev. Joseph Townsend were mortihed beyond ex-
pression upon discovering that he has returned from his good work, on the Amazon,
with a harem. This is the first rash deed that this saintly man has ever done and
everyone is hoping that he will soon recover his cogulative faculties and transport the
unwanted females back where they came from.
VVOIVIEN FROIVI T. H. S. ADVANCE CAUSE OF I-IUIVIANITY
Irene Burmeister and Catherine Mulliii have opened an institution for pink
elephants and other unique animals. Since the date of their opening a few weeks
ago, several inmates have been enrolled.
The Misses Burmeister and Mullin first became interested in humane relation-
ships while still attending high school. Noticing how cruelly the gold fish in the
school pond were molested by erring underclassmen, they resolved that some day they
would found an institution whereby all abused creatures would be taken care of by
loving hands. Accordingly they joined the local chapter of the S. P. C. A. and be-
came active members of it. However, it is only Within the past year that they have
built up their own division.
Another member of their staff is Lois Goddard, who is especially interested in
nursing seasick Seagulls from Redondo.
FAIR, MODERATE WEATHER FORECAST
T0day's weather forecast by Elwood Nahmens, Keystone meteorologist, was for
heavy showers, with possibility of snow tonight and tomorrow, probably with clouds
in the early morning. All those wishing to attend ball game tomorrow are urged to
go on with their plans as IVIr. Nahmens has never yet guessed a weather forecast
correctly and this is no exception.
Do You Wzirit Beautiful Hair? Professor Frank Russell has recently completed
his scientific research work in methods of dying hair, and his finished product is now
on sale at all reliable cigar stands. Small bottles 50c, large bottles 31.00. Nloney
refunded if desired shade is not acquired.
Eggs may be bought at half price per dozen by any former T. H. S. student on
going to see Eunice Tansey, who is now isolated on a chicken ranch. Phone number
Get into the habit of taking Turkish baths. It soothes the constitution and
Cures rheumatism. There's one right here in town. For information ask John Clark,
PERSCNALS, ET CETERA
Helen Touvell has opened an establishment where people may reduce gracefully
and gradually without pain. Among the faithful patrons, ever hopeful of miracles,
are Virginia Rowell and MHl'jOfiC Yamamoto. Both received a heavy dose of obesity
from the burdensome lot of editorship of the T. N. T. and Torch, respectively, and
have never seemed to be recovered from it.
Josephine Lupo, one of the illustrious members of the class of S'29, is the only
one of them who is now living on a funded income. Having shaved off her hair,
she sold it to the Soldiers' Home, run by Wesley Strohl, at a tremendous price, in-
vesting the receipts in the Synthetic Apple Juice Corp., of which Charles Ruppel is
Clifford Crane is forever bemoaning the fact that he chose the business of under-
taker as his vocation, for he claims that not enough people are dying off these days to
keep him busy. To keep himself from starving, he is being employed in cutting the
lawn in a cemetery, for which service he receives 50c per day.
Gladys Adamsen successfully culminated a campaign for the higher rights of
men's suffrage. Having preached eloquently at each street corner for two weeks in
succession, the desired results for the abused sex fas she called itl were obtained.
Fern Stevens and Louise I-Iilpert, who are still fast friends, gave a delightful
afternoon bridge party at the Tumble Inn Tea Shoppe, a cozy little nook operated
by Ben Hannebrink. The honoree of the affair was Miss Mary Fiesel, school teacher
from Wzltts, who has now resigned her post in search of romance.
Last night Alfred Pennington, the world's foremost educator, was entertained
with a theatre party by a group of Fifth Avenue matrons. The party agglomerated
at the Ritz Theatre, where Clifford Jarrett, a former classmate of lVIr. Pennington,
was presenting a ballet recital featuring June Cheadle, a new Pavlowa.
A lady of old was not overbold,
But shy and meek as a lamb:
Comely and fair, with a rose in her hair,
Was shocked at the vulgar word, damn.
Hoopskirts for dresses, and hair in long tresses-
The instep was not to be seen.
A skin of pure white, the waist drawn in tight-
Her manner and style were just "keen."
The maid of today has sure changed her way,
No longer modest and meekg
Abominates sox, and is strong as an ox,
And gets a new beau every week.
The alpine goat, as perchance you may note,
Is no peer to the girl of today,
Witlm them clad in White pants, a boy has no chance,
A shower of rocks is his pay.
The moral of this: Don,t climb with a miss
By the side of Portuguese Bay,
For you'll land up in bed, with a lump on your head,
As the end of a perfect day.
tWith apologies to "The Maid of Todayuj
J. BENEFIELD YouNo.
What would the Junior Bls do if-
Louise Hansen lost interest in the navy?
Ralph Harder received an office notice?
Lucille Oliver should use rouge?
Kathryn Roberts forgot how to giggle?
Victor Kasper missed a day at school?
Hartley Carr should flirt with the gi1'ls?
Irena Fletcher didn't use rouge?
Gladys Cox forgot her gum,
Joe Tavan should argue with his English teacher?
Dorothy Warren should let her hair grow?
Mary Lisoni should forget her pleasant smile?
Ethel Slye should be interested in Gardena?
lVIyrtle Perkins should be boy-struck?
Raymond Hailey should ask M1's. Young for a hook to read?
Frank Psaute should ever do anything at all?
Harold Stevenson should become a sky-pilot?
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NCTVOUS? Do 'ou saf "Wl1o" when vou should
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He will tell you about his quick and
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Give Her a Present
A combination light and vase decora-
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will beautify the home. One tier for
fruit, one for lights, and on top a
vase for flowers.
For ill-f07'7IIl1ll07Z see
STUDENT BODY STORE
Be a Samson!
F. ALLERTON PINGEL
The lllusele Builder
Classes-Mondayf and Friday after
school in Library.
By an Expert, Clogi, Ballet
Lessons after school in the gymnasium
242.00 per lesson
Learn and surprise your girl friend.
See me at once
Attract Anybody You Wish
Be Popular Have Many Admirers
Lessons taught in first period
Library and eighth period in
Miss Burnham's Room, No. 202
For jmrtieulars see
MISS BEULAH COOPER
Note.-Flirtirzg lessons also given.
Is Your Blond Hair Darkening?
She will tell you about her special
shampoo which will keep the hair
light and fluffy.
One dozen return-proof blackboard
Guaranteed to return to the board
after being thrown across the room
A Senior who is not stingy about let-
ting anybody else sit on the Senior
.4 Tired Freslmuzn
An algebra shark to do my advanced
algebra in return for good stage Work.
2171 REDOND9 BoL'l.Ev.fxRD 1406 CRAVENS AVENUE
Five years in Torrance and already an institution
L. G. BARKDULL RONIONA SHELBY C. M. HOWARD
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A personal interest in our customers, needs means success
Dolley Drug Company
Schaefer Fountain Pens
Whitman Box Chocolates
Corner SARTORI and EL PRADO TELEPHONE 10
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By Reading the School Neu's Each
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Physicians and Surgeons
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1325 Sartori Avenue
Next lo First National Bank
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flgents for Owl Products, Leihyfv mul Saylolfs Crlnzlies
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Keep Smiling With Kelly Tires
2053 Redondo Boulevard
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Gifts Sporting Goods Toys
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Wfatclzrzznkez' and Jeweler
1318 Surtori Swiss Watclz Repairing 11 Specialty
Residence: 1525 Marcelina Residence Phone 13-M
NORMAN A. LEAKE
T I 0 Physician and NEW AddrCSS
e ephone 9 . 1404 ravens Avenue
Torrance, California Su, geon Cra-Post Bldg.
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Office 1221 El Prado-Telephone 46-VV TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA
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At 1911 Carson Street just Call 64
"My Policy Is Your Prolectionv
Frosh: "l'm a little stiff from hockey."
lVIiss Klein: "I don't care who you are or where you come from. Get busy!"
lVIiss Kunkel: "Opportunity knocksibut once, but my Ford knocks all the time
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Snappy Clothes .for Men and Boys
1625Z Cabrillo Avenue Phone 73-W
LA PLANTE STUDIO
Phone 157-J 1509 Cabrillo Avenue Torrance, Calif.
DR. O. E. FOSSUM
X-Ray Service 1311 Sartori Street Phone 186
FENERAI- F'll Up Your Tank nd Let Y ur
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ROCK BOTTOM MARKET SUPREME MARKET
MEATS - FISH - POULTRY
Quality Our Only flrgurl1c'nt-ll"e Dcliwv'
No. 1 ,vr D.u.liY's, 1639 CAmuI.Lo TORRANCE No. Z, 1929-31 CARSON
PnoNE 99-NV CALIFORNIA PHONE 458
Torrance Pharmacy A. P. STEVENSON
lJI't'.I'CI'if7fi0lI.I' Our Sfwcialty Physician and Surgeon
Drugs : Soda : Candies
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HATS AND CLOTHING
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Since 1913 1513 CABRILLO AVENUE
CARDS GARAGE P'm WW
CARL H. CARLSON, Proprielar
General Auto Repairing
.l. "Efuery Cusfumcr a Friz'7ui"
1401 BORDER AVE, Phong 31-11 Service on all makes of sets
TORRANCE1 CALIFORNIA POST AND CRAVENS ,TORRANCE
BRUNSON SHIRTS FASHION PARK CLOTHES
MALLORY HATS SELZ SHOES
Store for Men
Everything to Wear for 11-len and Young lVIen - Dependable
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TORRANCE USED CAR MARKET
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1408 CABRILLO AVENUE CFORRANCE, CALIF.
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For Service and Quality
Phone 251 1219 El Prado Street
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TANSEY'S BARBER SHOP AND
EXPERT HAIR BOBBING, Hair Dressed by Appointment
IVIARCELLING, PERMANENT AND Beauty Parlor Open Evenings by
FINGER WAVES Appointment.
1 62 3 Cabrillo, Torrance
C o1nplime1zts of TURNER'S SHOE REPAIR SHOP
VFIRIES AND TIIUBES PHONE 3-R ACCESSORIES
Storage and General Garage Work
1635 Border Avenue L. W. SIMMONS Torrance, California
ZENITH Comjrlinzenls of RADIOS
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1511 Cabrillo Ave. Torrance, Calif.
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Your Hollle Bank Since 1913
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Ralph B.: "Where have I seen your face before?"
Harlan B.: "Right where you see it noW.',
Ralph B.: "I could dance like this forever."
Uma B.: "Oh, no. You'll improve some day."
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ll-Iiss L.: "I am very hoarse as a result of the school play last night."
lVIiss lVIahee: "Did you have a leading part?"
IVIiss L.: "No, I was the prolnpterf'
Scrub: "Wl1at would you do if you were in my shoes?"
Soph: "I would polish them."
"Our milk keeps better because it is better."
PHONE 65201 LONG BEACH
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Torrance students cement their friendship with
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