Torrance High School - Torch Yearbook (Torrance, CA)
- Class of 1934
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Text from Pages 1 - 160 of the 1934 volume:
T O R R A N C E
Tormfzce High School in the Navy
The following Torrance High School boys have been
accepted in the U.S. Navy and with one exception
are noyv serving. William Lavcn was granted a -six-
To HZJ Excellenqf
Commander-in-Chief of the Unit-
ed States Navy, we dedicate the
1934 Torch. We find no more fit-
ting personage to head this dis-
tinguished list of Men of the
Navy, than the man to whom we
have intrusted our Nations Wel-
fare and upon whom We rely to
preserve the supremacy of our
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TO THE TEAM
We are all for Torrance High
May her "spirit" never die
We'll cheer our team on to victory
They'll never know what defeat will be.
We will meet them fair and square
We'll match heroes anywhere.
We'll shout --Rah! Rah! Rah!!
We're out for honors or die.
So we'1l all be loyal to you
To your noble standards be true
So we pledge with all our comrades now
And work as one to kee our Vow.
If we keep our Torch fllamming bright
If we stand for honor and right
We will make our dear old Torrance High
just the best School in the land.
r - YELL
T-o-r-r-a-n-c-e ! T-o-r-r-a-n-c-el
Torrance High! Torrance High!
T-o-rar-a-n-c-e ! ! ! Wow!! !
W l TO COLORS
See our colors flying
With all others vying
' Crimson bright and silver
Were proud to cheer them on.
Crimson stands for faith and courage
' Silver, worth and knowledge.
Give three cheers for Torrance
'A And our fight is won.
T-o-r-r-a-n-c-e ! T-oQr-r-a-n-c-el
Torrance High! Torrance High!
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Main fBzffiZdinCglT01fmz2ce High School
Louis Zamperini has brought much
glory both to himself and to his school
by the laurels he has received in track
Louie has never losr while competing, and
he holds many records of which Torrance
High School as well as he can be proud.
Following is the summary of the "Iron
Man's" victories. .
Mile Run 1933: X
Feb. 24 5 min. 3 secs. ' VJ
Mar. 1 4 min. 58 secs. , V"
Mar. 10 4min. 45 secs. Q ewischool Re-
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Mar. 24 14 min. 50.6 seed.
Apr. 7 ' mir
Apr. 14 4 minj secs.
Apr. 22' fmin. 47 sec.
Apr. EJV4 min. 42 6 secs. QNew School
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M4320 Yard Run 1933
April 18 3 min. 30 secs.
April 21 3 min. 27.4 secs.
May 6 3 min. 23.6 secs.
May 13 3 min 17.7 secs. fSouthern Calif.
880 yard run 1934:
Feb. 17 2 min 3.9 sec. QNew School Re-
Mar. 9 2 min. 3.9 sec.
Mile Run 1934:
Mar. 23 4 min. 38.3 secs. fNew School
April 6 4 min. 28.9 secs. fNew School
April 13 5 min. 3 secs.
April 24 4 min. 39.7 secs. fWest Marine
April 28 4 min. 33 secs.
May 1 4 min. 27.8 secc.fMarine Leauge
May 12 4 min. 33.2 secs.
May 19 4 min. 21 2 secs.
May 26 4 min. 27.8 secs.
fNew State Rccordj
Louis holds the School, West Marine
League, Marine League, Southern Cali-
fornia, California, State, and World Rec-
ord for the Mile Run.
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Champions and Winners
Torrance High School lists the following students and
teams as champions in their various fields:
The following boys have duly been crowned champ-
ions in athletic competition. They have brought
much glory and fame to Torrance High and justly de-
serve mention for their efforts.
Louis Zamperini, Hubert Luck, and Susumi Ishikawa
represented Torrance in the Marine League, and
Southern California Track Finals, and distinguished
themselves by their fine spirit and ability.
Captain 'joe Disario of the golf team lcd his sqaud to
it's second successive championship and merits the
honor bestowed upon him as the champion golfer of
the Marine League for three years.
The spelling team composed of Margaret Condon,
'jayne Traller, Glory Zahradnick, and Dale Howe,
tied it's match with Canoga Park. Margaret repre-
sented Torrance in the finals held at Bovard Audi-
toium on the U.S.C. campus.
"Are We Wise Enough" was the title of Alice Bur-
ger's oration on World Friendship which received
second place in the District Oratorical Contest. Alice
has brought great honor to the School and has won
recognition for her oratorical work.
The Dairy Cattle Team won a trophy for 1st place in
the Southern California Finals against 16 other schools
at the Chino Jnnior Fair.
The team also won three ribbons and Ted Merrill
was third high individual in judging Holstine Cattle.
This victory qualified the team to compete in the
State Finals in which they made a commendable
showing. Previous to this the Dairy Teams won third
place at the Perris Valley contest and Ted Merrill won
a third place ribbon in jersey Cows.
The Poultry Team lcomposed of the same peoplej
won the L.A. Country championship for third time
in succession. The citrus judging team placed second
at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino
At this contest the team, composed of Dale Howe,
Kenneth Fess, and Francis Mowry, won three other
ribbons. Dale Howe won a gold medal for high indi-
vidual of the contest and third place in lemons.
Kenneth Fess, winner of the silver medal for second
high individual also won first- and third-place ribbons.
The dairy products team won second place at L.A.
County Fair at Pomona. William Schipper, second
high indicidual of the contest, also won three other
ribbons. Clarence Bay, a team mate, won a ribbon.
This team competed at the State Finals at San Luis
Obispo, and there was second team in butter. Wesley
Brady won a second - place ribbon in butter judging.
Ted Merrill, an active judge, won a belt buckle in a
contest for the beautification of one's home. He also
won a first - place ribbon in this contest.
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To Theodore Raofevelr,
twenty-sixth President of the United States,
Whose birthday has been Httingly chosen as
Navy Day, we dedicate the Administration
chapter of the 1934 Torch.
It was he who, as Assistant Secretary of the
Navy, had our fleet thoroughly prepared for
the Spanish-American War.
His intense interest and whole-hearted sup-
port during his two administrations are re-
sponsible for the ascension of the United
States to the rank of second greatest sea power
in the world. He is remembered as the great
American, "an intense, vigilant, uncompro-
mising patriot, eager to serve his nation in
peace or war, who throughout his life was
first and always an American."
Your hour has struck Qas some
would have you believej when con-
ditions and all of society are leagued
against you, to make your efforts for
existence in a complex world most
difficult This is tommy rot.
Your hour has struck when society
l has reached its first real sanity in a
process of slow evolution. More
thought is being given today, and
more constructive action is being tak-
en, to make life more liveable for each one of us, than in any other period of history.
For you to find your place, and with it happiness, you will have to believe in yourself.
You will have to close your ears to the calamity hovvlers. You will need courage. You
will have to love your fellow man and be patient with his mistakes. You will need a
quality we call honor. You will have to get a vision of what a better world may be. You
will have to find a recognized way of doing some of the world's work, and a way of
enjoying simple pleasures.
The opportunities re multiplying. You are endowed with intelligence. You only need to
use it. '
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Perhaps there is no better time than
during this quiet period between ac-
complishment and nevvendeavors, for
our Seniors to determine what influ-
ence the past few years have had in
shaping the ideals which will in the
future unify all their knowledge and
give a larger meaning to even the
most transitory of their human ex-
periences. It would seem that if the
years have been wisely spent, there should come permanently to remain with these gtadu
arcs adeepened appreciation of beauty whether If is found in literature art, or human
characterg a more sympathetic understanding of others, and a greater ability to be of ser
vice to them. Indeed these understanding beautv loving boys and girls are the best
equipped to live life graciously-are the truly educated ones
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in Torrance H i gb
Counselling is an educational service which should be
considered an essential and integral part of the program
of public education.
Vocational guidance includes most of that which is
usually connected with the term educational guidance.
The latter has its foundations in abilities, interests,
and limitations which are necessary in relation to a
definite vocational choice, and deals with helping the
individual to plan an educational program which must
be related quite definitely to this choice.
At Torrance Counseling is to become a regular school
function. The Counselor will aim to reach all pupils.
Interviews that determine wise choice in courses and
programs are being encouraged. These interviews are
scheduled and appointments made at least a day be-
fore the meeting. Out of these interviews there will
come a wealth of information concerning pupils,
which will be placed on a personnel card.
There are no two humans alike in the world, and the
same program is sometimes diflicult for more than
one person. Each human is a law unto himself. Every
one is simply a human being.
He has some interest, and it is held by psychologists
that with that interest teachers can disarm prejudice
and win over to Ways of wisdom even the most
Tlne New Deal in i
How astounded would be the hardy pioneers who
founded and developed our country, if they could
know that one of the great problems facing America
today is the training of her people for proper use of
their leisure time.
As the old order changeth, giving place to new,
machines are taking the place of men in doing the
work of the world. While economists seek the solu-
tion of the stupendous problems as to how men may
make a living, each of us must Work out for himself
an equally important problem.
How shall we spend the hours in which we are not
working? To help the pupils to prepare for this phase
of living, T.H.S. has this year made an attempt to
introduce them to profitable ways of spending their
During the first semester, groups went the rounds, in
an exploratory fashion, of all sorts of recreational
activities, physical and social. During the second
semester each student elected, for a Five week period
at a time, the type of activity which he felt he might
be interested in working into a hobby of his own.
All sorts of interests developed ing some cases latent
talent was uncovered.
The Leisure Time program represents a real effort on
the part of the School to face the needs of its stu-
dents, who must be able to meet the demands of a
changing social order. IRENE MILLS.
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University of Southern California
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jg, Oberlin College
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li HAZELTINE T. WYVELL, B.S.
t University of California at Los Angeles
University of Southern California
University of Vermont
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Sargent School for Physical Education
LEONARD AUSTIN X' H
University of California , "
Los Angeles Teachers' College Y
Auto Shop, Vocational Science, Mathematics ' Q
FLORENCE BEHR ,fi ,6UL6ifv"'Q"
Smith College 1 t Ltd
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AZELINE HERRON -x
Santa Rosa junior College '30 ir j
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MABEL TAYLOR BOYlXITON
University of California, Berkeley
Chmn. Classical and Recreation Dept.
AMY ELDER BULL, B. S. v y -
Kansas State College L, 15 ' A V
Graduate work, U.S.C. J l O'
Home Economics I
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State Teachers College, Santa Barbara
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RAYMOND D, CRAWFORD
Missouri University V,-f'
ETHEL R. BURNHAM l
Universitv of Wisconsin
University of Washington Ll!
ADA M. P. CHASE
Art Institute of Chicago MGA!
High School Art, Stage Art
S. EGBERT MERRILL
Z 1 - , New M ico College of Agriculture
' 'E !U ' rstty of California
In ' i f L' niversity of Southern alifornia
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G. L. MOWRY
University of Michigan
1 GRACE MORSE
ff University of California, eley
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KATHERINE MILLERDl ik ,
2 , Mathematics
X SARA VAUBEL
Ml Illinois State Normal University
University of Southern California
Marietta College, Ohio
Tabor College, Iowa
X Printing, English
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Chairman of Science and Mathematics
U . jg Y' L JESSIE E. WEAVER
Los Angeles Teachers' College
Woodbury Business College
W. S. WRIGHT
University of Southern California
Spanish, General Science, Social Science
STELLA M. YOUNG
History, Economics, Sociology
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Santa Barbara State Teachers College N , K
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University of California, Berkeley
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RAE T. BENT
University of Southern California
Orthopaedic Hospital, Physical Education
JOHN HAIG '
Los Angeles Junior Colle e
University of Southern California
Public Administration, Commerce
University of Southern California
Educational Departments Mr'
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Two departments have this vear been fused in order
to carry on experiments in integration. The purpose
ofthe new plan is to encourage pupils to make a ser-
ious study of the social problems of the world.
N.R.A., Taxation, Monetary Standards, Inflation the
Pan American Conference, and the entire rehabilitation
program have been given intensive study, With classes
on a regular schedule of library research much profit-
able reference reading has been done.
During one week the school showcase carried models
deflicting life in France during the French Revolution.
This unit of work was executed by a B-10 class under
the direction of Miss Marguerite jones.
Thejournalism Class has kept the entire .Ytuclent Body
up-to-date with "Student News" published every day.
The Instructors in this Department are Miss Mills,
Miss Burnham, Mrs. Engel, Mrs. Kelly, Miss
Marguerite Jones, Miss Evajones, Miss Vaubel, Mrs
Young, and Miss Sommer.
Classrm! and Reereatzon
For administrative purposes the Classical and Re-
creational Departments have been grouped under one
head. Under this Department come Art, Library,
Ancient and Modern Languages, and Girls' and Boys'
During the past year the value of a cultural education
has been stressed, and much has been accomplished in
Under the Music Department the a Cappella Choir,
directed by Mrs. Marjorie Eischen, brought several
honors to Torrance High as the result of its singing on
various occasions during the year.
At least one day each week is spent in the Library
by the Latin Classes, during which time the students
read on Roman history and customs. The Spanish
Classes spend their time in the Library reading on
Spanish customs and Spanish authors.
The teachers in this Department are Mrs. Eischen,
Music, Mrs. Morse, Latin, Miss Behr, Librarian,
Miss Chase, Art, Mr. Donahue, Boys' Physical Edu-
cation, Mrs. Bent, Girls' Physical Education, and
Mrs. Boynton, Spanish, and Chairman of this De-
Science De pmttmem' A
In these days of breath-taking, fast-moving, and
startling world changes of a financial and political
nature, science also is moving no less rapidly, though
perhaps with less notice, as it progresses in its wide
and varied fields.
Science has gradually extended its applications so
that the "pure science" of twenty years ago is in
household use today. Nearly every manufactured
article we handle has a romantic background of scien-
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fused ihiis yieaiii' Under tliisihead cqme Home Ecdnonil
ips, under the, siipervision of Mrs7"BLill, Missy Qollerg
Mars. Wyyellggqlndustrial Qrtshunder this siipervil
sion bf Mr. Casey, Mr. Burchett, ivlr. Austin, Mr.
Andrewsyg and MrhTiee,5and Cyognrnercial Studies un-
der the supervision of Miss:Weaver and Miss,Vaubeli
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1- he HdnieiEcpriiomYii:s l5epartm,ent4 includes Seviying-
'ocifioffal cbokingf Fbods and Home Making. sm-
dents have been renabled to save considcrablqmoney
by malcing vyearing apparel under expert direction, ,
mosizqiiiipoitantgeiftion the Home Economics Del
parrment is the Caifereria, twhich is! being 'conducted
temporarily iliisisemester in the Science building for
the Faculty, and the 'fl-lot QogL'Stand" forthe stuQ
dents. This arrangement was made necessary' by the
earthquake of a year ago. VocaQonal Cooking stuf
dents are thereby giyen an opportunity oifiobtaining
practical experience in the preparation of foods. This
seniesiter' se'v'eral workers 'assisted in the
kitchen. 1' ' f' '
The course in: Fciodsiis ireryr complete. Tlie composi-
tion,A -pileparatlionmand eoinbjnariqn ,of foods are
taught, as well as the different method, of serving.
In the Dress-making classes the girls cut, fit, and
make dresses in regular practice and get new experi-
ence in different types of garments.
They are fortunate in having the work in this De-
partment under the direction of excellent teachers,
each an expert in her field.
The Industrial Arts department consists of Woodshop,
Printing, Drafting, Sheet Metal, Electricity, Machine
Shop, and Automobile Repair. With the exception
of Drafting, the Department has carried on this sem-
ester under extreme difficulties. The earthquake darn-
age to the shop building made it necessary to move
temporarily into bungalows totally unsuited for the
better type of shop instruction.
Every boy who graduates from Torrance High must
have at least a years work in Practical Arts.
The Commercial Department offers specializing courses
specializing in Secretarial work and Business practice.
Some of the courses taught under these branches are
Typing. Shorthand, Commercial Arithmetic, and
General Business Elements. A new incentive for the
commercial student is the opportunity offered under
the Educational Emergency Project for practical ex-
periences in business and factory offices.
Aco-ordinator, Mr. Paul Cope, supervises this work
and under his direction only that type of position is
solicited that adds to the fund of practical experience.
One period daily is spent by those fortunate enough
to be placed, and School credit toward graduation is
The Commercial Department also provides practical
typists to other departments of the School for any
type of work coming within this field. The adminis-
trative offices are thereby relieved of much work and
the clerical staff duties lessened.
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To Admiral Dewey,
hero of the Spanish-American War, Admiral
of the United States Navy, who remains
unforgotten in the hearts of his countrymen,
and who represents that which we as a group
are striving to attain: teamwork, skill, friend-
ship, and courage, We the class of1934 here-
by dedicate this Class Chapter of our Annual.
World Friendship 3-4
Angling Club 3-4
World Friendship 3-4
Secretary Girls' League 4
Manager of Store 4
Senior Class Secretary and
JACK J. MCCUNE
Science Club 3-4
JO FOSSUM A 11
' e Mzmbeh Sc olarship
'Vice-lfres. Sudent Body. 4
Girls' League 'President 4
World Fgdndshfp 3-4
Managing Editor T.N.T. 4
4- r 4 Printshop Foreman
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President Science Club 3-4
Spanish,CL4b 2-3 Secretary ZA
,Secretary of-Cl ass 4
:Secretary Of Student Body 4
World Friendship 4
Modes in Manners 4
Treas. Modes in Manners 4
Class President 1
Class Secretary 8c Treasurer 2
Varsity Club 3-4
Tennis Team 3
Vice-President Rifle Club 3
Future Farmers 3-4
PAUL DRURY ' ELE I I
Varsity Club 3-4 ' . . 1-2-
Tennis Team 3 ud 1 -4
Future Farmers 3-4 F ip 3-4
Varsity Patrol 4 A ie Club 2-3
era Club 4 .
Editor of Annual 4
World Friendship 3-4
Entered T.H.S, S'32
Secretary Fishermen's Club 4
Tennis Team 4
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,udent News i'
'Student ,it6re 4 '
Argaz-Gy Club 4
Commercial Club 4
Entered from Hollywood
SenioCClass P s' ent 4
Mad 'gals 4
T. N.T. Staff 4
Annual Staff 4
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P odes' nners 4
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JFootbal,l 4 4'
Varsity Club 3-4
World Friendship Club 3-4
Spanish Club 2
Girls' League 3
Class Treasurer 3
Secretary World Friendshipf4
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Scholarship Society 3
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Girls' Iggue PW ent 4
Schof ip President 4
Edlwr of Daily News 4
Hirrral Staff 3-4
Class Treasurer 4
Treasurer World Friendship
Key Club 4
Secretary Science Club 3-4
Spanish Club l-2
Annual Staff 2-331.-r' '
Spanish Club 2-3 Vice-Pres, 2
See. Treas. Golf Club 4
Manager of Store 4
Treasurer ofStudent Body 2-4
Play "Thank You Doctor" 4
ey Club 1-2-3-4
Varsity Club 2-3-4
Treasurer F.F.A. 4
World Friendship 4
Stage Crew I-2-3
Modes in Manners 3-4
Commercial Club 3-4
Beauty Club 2
Sketch Club 2
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A rccirirrp-r 2
CATHERINE MITCHELL HOM KIRKPA LQK ESTHER T RY!
President Sketching Club Tre rer Scigub 3 Madrigas -2-3-4
Secretary Modes in Manners T Slffffiga 'lub 4 World ' ndsliip 3-4'
G.A'A' gsm FV. SHIP 34 Modes gjManners 3-4
Landscape Team apr B Tennis Team 3 An alIStaff 4
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KATHRYN FRITZ DELIIA ANGEL at MILLICENT LINCOLN
Vice-President Class 1 Madrigals 3-4 . Scholarship 4
vI9f ' in Manrrerg 3-4 Store 4 I A- World Friendship 4
YG.A1A., 2 V i Secretary Library Club 4 G.A.A. 1-2
League 3 I Spanish Club 2-3
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PEAIEL GILBERT HARUIQ I NHXMIIJ ARI 'RIGHT
G.A.A. 1-2-3-4 irlsQ eag ep.-11-2 V Y rf-anc'E h year
G.A.A. Olilicer 2 Fri c5lW4 ' Mem'5'919lflNfIadrigals
Typist Student News 4 A 'A -2f37f McrDber56LHeg!ZhfCiub
Oglk in lwanners 2-3
MAE R CHARED chop,-It RN ALICE BURGER
Gi League . 3 314 Life Membctffclrblarship
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President So nmore Class Fo af1l'Nl!aIrager-.4 .1t0L"cif'yH'nllal.3 .
A x Fir t ,Place District IF1nals
Pre Iderri Camera Club 4 Armorial .Contests
i President Girls' Self. Govt.
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CLEO LO EVELYN PQQLINY JIMMFE MILLER
Life . er Ii Ma, rigals 143-4 Scholz,-ghiP'2.3-4
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VERNA AE L Nos VERNON COIL BETTY JANE ROUS
Life Kmbcrj Chojarship Varsity 4 Art Editor of The Torch 4
"k eutildh Basketball 2-3-4 Vice-Pres. Girls' League 4
M llfs lU.MaV1Uj?,kJ Madrigals 1-2 World Friendship 4
WWW F'k'l94U '4 M444 Annual starr Latin Club 1-3
Assistant itor Ailnu 1 Camera Club 4
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CHARLES XLVILLIAMS INEZ SMITH PERRY MENDENH.-ILL
Baseball 1.2-3 Girls' League Rep. I-2-3 Science Clllb 2-3-4
Varsitv Club G-A-A 1'2'3"l Fofssffr Club 3-4
I Secr. Teas. Class 1-2 Baseball 3
Reporter Annual Sports Track 4
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KENNETH F555 ILMATTHEWS, THEGDORE .YAMAMOTO
Basketball 1-2.3.4 des in liapnbrs-4 Yliontrol a,r2l 4
Key Club 1-2 Sec. 3 Pres. 4
Yell Leader 2-3-4
Student News Editor 4
Literary Editor T.N.T. 4
Literary Editor Annual 4
Latin Club 1-2-4
-'Vice-Presp tudent Bot 4
Varsity Club 2-I3-4
Annual Humor Editor 3-4
Song Leader 4
President Madrigals 4
President Variety Club 4
T.N.T. Stal? 3
Ofhcer of Key Club 3-4
World Friendship 3-4
Yell Leader 3
President B. Seniors 3
Vice-Pres. Variety Club 3-4
Treasurer Madrigals 4
junior High T.N.T. Editor-1 Song Leader
Science Club 1-2-3-4
Key Club 3-4
Camera Club 4
Basketball 2-3 Editor for Calendar 3-4
KENNETH HASLAM NORMA B, HUDSON
Student Body President 4 Library Club 4
Student Board of Control 4 Current Evgnts Club 4
Boys League President 4
Varsity Club 2-3-4
Key Club 2-3-4
Varsity Club 2-3-4
N Student Council 4
1 Scholarship 4 ".,,
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WILLAR BARN-EUR il lpHN EI-DER
gecsid Key Club 4 3 if Entered from West Tech..
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K I ' L vERN JONES ULA STEINER
ii , . rack 3-4 Sec. Scholarship Society
C ' i X Varsity Club 3-4 Sec. World Friendship Club
is . Vice-President Key Club 3 Stage Crew
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Vice-Pres. Aviation Club 1
Treasurer Gun Club 4
"Romance is Aa, Racket" 4
Varsity Club 3-4
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Key Club 2-3-4
Key Club 3-4
Varsity Club 2-3-4
World Friendship Club 4
Vice-President Forestry 3
Dairy Productsjudge 1-2-3-4
Fruit Judge 1-2-3
Clary Tzfopbeqf S '34
Place: Arroyo Seco, Cabin of Mr. Wright.
Time: Bright morning---spring of 1944.
Enter Mr. Wright, who peers anxiously down the
road. He hears in the distance a faint clamor of voices
and laughter, which swells louder at each bend in the
road till it becomes so deafening it could be made by
none but his '34 homeroom, Mr. Wright decides.
A moment later the party rounds the bend, headed
by Homer K. and Jack Mc. in the heaving, steam-
ing remains of Homer's schooldays jitney. Homer, who
is now by the way a successful auto manufacturer, and
his business colleaguetlack, have removed this treas-
ured old relic from their private museum to attend the
The occupants of the closely following cars swarm out
and Continue swarming till the cabin and patio are
thoroughly infested with them, Mr. Wright picks
himself up from a corner where he reflects apprehen-
sively that his old homeroom pupils have lost none
of their three V's.
Well, this frail structure withstood one class party
back in '33, though the swings under the oaks haven't
been the same since Johnny Sand Vernon C. attempt-
ed a new altitude record in them that day.
And speaking of onions,"if that tall uniform bearing
down on me isn't full of Johnny himself, "l'll eat my
bow tie" says W. S. W. for words to that effectj.
Right you are, teacher, our johnny must be a colonel,
or at least a lieutenant. And to think those spitball-
throwing tendencies in the Junior High were the
outcroppings ofmilitary genius! But wait a moment!
Well, Ishould think you would blush, Mr. Wright.
Johnny introduces himself as Captain Schroeder of
the Salvation Army. El professor dazedly takes refuge
in the depths ofa lounging chair from whence his
amazed scrutiny passes over the noisy throng.
just for Auld Lang Syne, 1et's introduce each one to
Teacher instead of letting him puzzle his brain over
them. For between you and me, that's another thing
that hasn't been the same since six yeat's daily doses
of a certain group of youngsters.
But did we mention the marvelous transformation that
came over the Misses jones and Vaubel? On being dis-
encumbered of their respective '34 homerooms, the re-
lease was so wonderful, they immediately became ex-
amples of bubbling girlishness.
We will begin our introductions by pointing out Miss
Vaubel as she glides around the improvised dance floor
with a very tall, dark, and notorious gigilo.
Among the other dancing couples we behold a gla-
morus looking creature whose name is now a house-
hold word--Miss Verna Mae Da Longa, America's
movie sweetheart. l-ler partner, also of movie fame,
is Tommy Rogers, who has become the idol of every
boy scout in the land through his daring character-
izations of Tarzan.
Missjones is entertaining a group offormer homeroom
pupils with the latest tap step, while her teacher, the
famous tap and ballet master, Martinsky Kalinasky,
looks on approvingly and taps time with one foot.
fPlease! Feet, Mr. Wright's cabinisn't earthquake
proof, Mr. Kalinasky's assistant, Cleo Long, is de-
lighting the ladies by flirting about the patio on one
toe, as lightly as a bit of sea froth.
Hark! The deep, sonorous tones of yon learned-look-
ing gents sound familiar, let's listen:"Heh, heh, but
carbolic acid is good-bye in any ol' language-'er
sumpn" ! Why ofcourse, its our old funster, Ed Dalton.
The gentlemen to Ed's right seems mightily amused.
"Man, man, you sorta slay me," is the retort that
issues from the foliage framing his pious countenance.
Well, well, and well! Meet Reverend Jones. You
recall La Vern had to resign his Walter Winchell jr.
career, as the strain of peering through keyholes was
ruining his eyesight
Ah,Me!mighty oaks from little acorns grow, Would
you ever recognize in those flowing whiskers
ffreshlv waved and-er-Curried at the Mendenhall
and Wood Beauty Salonj the modest sideburns that
used to verdure on ,Ionesy's youthful cheeks, setting
school girl hearts aflutter and furnishing fodder for
the Student News?
Yes, that distinguished looking young woman is
none other than Alice Burger, Hmadam chairman"
of the League of Nations, and her secretary Guy
Rowell. She is talking over world affairs with Har-
uko Minami, lady ambassador, and Kiyoshi Minami,
Globe trotter and lecturer.
What could be the attraction in that circle of
girls? Let's ooze into the melee and get a look-see
-A round-faced-suave-looking young man is hold-
ing up a shimmering satin gown.
Introducing Monsieur Cecile Bishop and his manne-
quins, Beulah Russell, Mae Sleep, Inez Smith and
jimmy Miller. fMy dears, you must know that Jimmy
is a perfect dream in a sky-blue pink dressing-gownlj
But life has had its dark moments for Jimmy, for when
he blondined his hair to match, all doors on Post
Avenue closed to him, Bang! just like that!
Another distinguished pcrsonage with us today is
Ted Yamamoto who has been the means ofabolishing
the shadows ofthe gallows and electric chair from the
land. Ted just looks at the criminals with that dirty,
dirty gleam that used to appear in his eye during rit-
ous moments in class meetings-and the victims with-
er away, saving scads of bother and being more sani-
tary than the old methods of capital punishment.
fAren't these modern inventions wonderful?j
The beaming little green-eyed blonde over there looks
very familiar. Of course! the famous smile of Della
Angel graces every tube of Micanovitch Bros.
toothpaste. QYou see, when Valadimir at last divulged
the secret of his pearly molars, the boys got together
and started their businessj
Skwawk! screech! Mr. Wright, what does ail your
radio? "We want music," wail the dancers. Oh! Oh!
what's that? "He caught him with his left a-a-and
he's down. No, he'sup--Hesdownysup, Hesdownysup.
Bong! End of round one. Your announcer is Francis
Mowry, speediest sports announcer on the air."
Would you look --- Everybody's joining hands, must
must be a game of Drop the Handkerchief in the
making. No, we catch sight of the turban clinging to
bristly Cranium of Kenneth Fess the famous mystic.
All are in a quiet circle now, knowing Kenneth's re-
markable ability to contact departed spirits.
Printer Joe Disario breaks the silence first by asking
to Speak to the spirits of all the dead type whose
corpses lay in galleys around the printshop, and Edi-
tor Dorothy Jensen inquires about the afterlife of all
herbeloved Studetnt News personals that just couldn't
be-well-answers Kenny--they weren't on asbestos
World Tennis Champ Dorothy McMillan wonders
about all those dead balls. While Senator Dale Howe
does the same about those dead bills.
But Kenney's gone off into a trance so we might as
well break up. Aha, Refreshments: Some famous Mat-
thew muffins fmixed by Cook Mary herselfj and some
tea from the far-away desert island plantation of Ted
Merrill, both served by Dick Colburn in a fetching
white chef's uniform that sets off his black curls and
rosy cheeks perfectly.
Esther is quite an extremely busy little woman
these days with her home for disabled football vet-
erans. Some of her regular patients are John Elder,
Kenneth Haslam and Milton Everett. If you are pa-
tient, Ma Frens, I'm sure Milt will oblige by orating
his famous masterpiece of philosophy, "Ah, Sweet
Mystery of Life" which tells one and all how to get
the meat out of the kernel of life. Where would the
world be without "Milt's and I-laslam's"?fVoice from
the rear answers, "In heavenl!"j
Who said that? All right, Betty jane Rous, come out
from behind that cloud. just for that naughty crack
you must entertain us some way. Betty offers to paint
the portrait of anyone who'l1 take her place. Ah!.I
thought that would bring results. This is wonderful.
One at a time now, so Betty's secretary, Miss Kresse,
can take down your names.
joy Fossum offers to present her latest piano con-
certg Ruth and Audree will show us how they won
Stardom in Zeigfeld's Follies, Helen Smith will jump
over a post and run around the house in record timeg
Catherine Mitchell would consent to giving us the
latest etiquette pointersg Sherman Allen and Paul
Drury might coax Governer james Lee to swallow
his dignity fit vvouldn't make a very big mouthful
todayj and join in a song.
Pearl Gilbert, authority on the "Personnel Side of
the Navy," would know how to interest the ladies no
doubt. Alice Shumacher, famous "langorist" fnot
linguistj ,consents to play herlatestcompositionu Bore-
dom" in three flats fMy-y, Alice, is'nt boredom in
our flat enough for even you? Try an apartmentj
Katherine Fritz might explain how she became an
efficiency expert. Ah! Now here is an offer. Margaret
Floyd will teach to dance all our spineless little bro-
thers and other young men who wither the best par-
last Zllflliill ann Zlliestament Summer tram '34
We, the Students of Summer '34 class, in the last days
of our High School career, do bequeath to our under-
classmen, whom we leave behind, our most valued
possessions and deficiencies. We hope they will be re-
ceived in the spirit in which they were given, and
always kept as remembrances of the Summer Class of
Mr. Wright leaves his homeroom to struggle along in
the cruel world as best they can without his timely
advice and assistance.
Miss Vaubc-l leaves her homeroom to try its wings,
and turns to assist the next fledgling class thru its
high school career.
Sherman Allen leaves via the back door.
Della Angel wills her smile, dimples included, to
Eleanor Austin leaves her gentle ways to Margery
Ruth Banks leaves her yell-leading technique to Betty
Willard Barnett leaves his ability as a hash slinger to
Cecil Bishop wills his debonair swagger to Ray Spe-
Toots Bowersox leaves vim, vigor, and vitality to
Alice Burger leaves Bill behind with many doubts
Vernon Coil leaves to hnd new street corners to stand
Dick Colburn bequeaths his rosy cheeks to Carl Pax-
Edward Dalton leaves in his Ford VS.
Blanche Deithers leaves to talie up housekeeping.
joe Disario entrusts his experience as nursemaid to
Paul Drury leaves his tennis ability to Phil Jenson.
john Elder wills his razor to Talmadge Ulrich.
Milton Everett leaves looking for new worlds to
Kenneth Fess bequeaths his unique hair-cuts tojimmie
Margaret Floyd leaves her task of collecting money
from the Seniors to the bill-collectors, and wishes
them better luck than she had.
Joy Fossum is afraid to leave anything because she
Kathryn Fritz leaves her domineering ways to Mur-
Pearl Gilbert leaves her bookkeeping knowledge to
Florence Gramling bequeaths her extreme slimness
to Mary Ann Taylor.
Zona Harris leaves her red hair to "Kibbe."
Stanley Haskins leaves his giggle for Mr. Mowry to
add to his collection.
Kenneth Haslam leaves the Student Control Board in
the hands of David Clark.
Paul Hippik bequeaths his journalism notebook to
Dale Howe leaves his book on "How to Be Pun-ny"
to Mr. Wright.
Elmer Irwin leaves his record in Printshop to Frank
Sumi Ishikavva wills his nickname, Little Tarzan, to
Dorothy Jensen leaves her sweet personality to Jean
La Vern Jones leaves his personals to Roger McGinnis,
Martin Kalina leaves his feet to anyone who has ears
to match. -
Homer Kirkpatrick entrusts his Ford to anyone who
can start it.
jean Kresse leaves her shy ways to Myrtle Meinzer.
James Lee leaves his character acting to Mary Peckam,
for no special reason, except that he must leave her
Millicent Lincoln leaves her incessant chatter to Joan
Verna Mae Long bequeaths her demure ways to Betty
Cleo Long leaves to become a big business man on
the corner of Normandie and Carson.
Mary Matthews leaves for the Redondo Bath house
-or is it the life guard?
jack McCune bequeaths his arrogant look to Georgina
Dorothy McMillan leaves "Pecky" to handle Bunje
and Sticky by herself.
Perry Mendenhall leaves with Ed Wood to pester the
world in general.
Ted Merrill leaves the garden in A-1 condition.
Milan Micanovich leaves his record as a stellar basket-
ball player to his brother, johnny.
Jimmie Miller entrusts Post Avenue to the care of
Haruko Minami leaves her retiring manner to Ella
Kiyoshi Minami leaves his jiu-jitsu ability to Hal
Smith to keep the girls away.
Catherine Mitchel wills her efiiciency to Hazel Hansen.
Francis Mowry leaves his meek manner to Donna jo
Ruth Nahmens bequeaths her dancing costumes to
leaves her nickname, "Shorty", to
Audree Rocque leaves to join Jerry.
be a Cave Man" to Eugene Stegelmeyer.
leaves his instructions on "How to
Bettyjane Rous wills a stack of movie magazines with
joan Crawfords pictures cut out, otherwise perfectly
good, to Adeline Morisset.
Guy Rowell leaves all his teachers plenty relieved.
Beulah Russell leaves her eyes to Vee Kasper who
knows how to use them.
john Schroeder leaves his dancing ability to Max
Mae Sleep wills her peroxide bottle to Nadine Sher-
Helen Smith leaves her confusion to the next editor of
Inez Smith leaves her chewing gum wrappers in all the
waste paper baskets,
Edith Stevens bequeaths her ability as a humorist to
the next Student News editor.
Esther Terry leaves advice on "How to Get your
Man" to jane Johnston.
Charles Williams leaves plenty of girls wishing they
knew him better.
La Belle Wright leaves almost before she got here.
Ted Yamamoto leaves Mrs. Young looking for some-
one else to correct her spelling.
We, the Summer Class of '34, being as sound in mind
as can be expected, do hereby affix our signature to
this document on this the twentieth day of June in
the year of our Lord ninteen hundred and thirty-four.
fSignedj Class of S '34
PROCESSIONAL . ..... .... C LASS
Invocation ........... Rev. Mr. Speed
Oration . ......... "Beginning Again"
MILLICENT LINCOLN, JOY FOSSUM, JOHN ELDER
Presentation of Scholarship Awards MISS IRENE MILLS
"Ave Verum" .............. Byrd
' 'Autumn ' ' ............ Gretcbaninojf
THE MADRIGAL SINGERS
Presentation of Ephebians
MISS ELIZABETH PARKS, Vice Pmcipal
Listen To the Lambs ........... Dm
Deep River ........... Arr. by Burlilgb
Presentation of Class
ARTHUR G. WAIDELICH, Principal
Presentation of Diplomas
MR- ALLAN SEDGWICK, Member Board of Education
RECESSIONAL ........ .... C LASS
jntmal Bzttptinn in the 'Library
The class of winter 34 was the largest winter class
to graduate from Torrance High school. The mem-
ber of the class who was awarded an honor was V0
jean Tolson, who received a life membership in the
California Scholarship Society. Both boys and girls
in the class were active in sports. The class officers
were as follows:
President . . Francis Carnahan
Vice-President . . Horace Andrews
Secretary . . Elsie Price
Treasurer . . Genevieve Riley
Reporter . . . Genevieve Riley
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GASPER Russo QVIRGINIADQIMIQ
Basketball 2-3-4 YP lass -2
Track 3.4 'ice-Pres, ind? e2
spanish Club 2-3 ish Club 2-3
' des in Manners 3-4
Varsity Club 3-4
Class President 3
Class Treasurer 4
Girls' League 3
Annual Staff 3
BILL ACREE ' " lg
Football 3-4 f
Varsity Club 3-1
Vice-President Class 3
Sthunzanri Society 1-2
Variety Club 3
Ma rigals 1-2,3-4
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Commercial Club 3-4
EUGENE ST MEYER
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C merdal Club 4-xl
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Prinrshop ap 3-4
Spanish Club 3-4
Modes in Manners 3-4
Forestry Club 2-3
Annual Staff 4
Rifle Club 4
Entered trom Narbonne '30 Entered from Redondo '34
Annual Stat? 2-3-4
Entered from Parker High
School, Chicago, Ill.
Modes in Manners
Graduate of S'34
Science Club 3-4
MARY PEQIGHAM .
Worlfi F'r'ien'dship 3-4
G.A.A. 2-3-4 1
sihpfsh Club 1-2
"The Man Next Door" 3
ALBERT M. ANDRE
Spanish Club 2-3-4
Key Club 3-4
Spanish Club 2-3
World Friendship Club 4
Graduate of S'34
Key Club 3-4
World Friendship 3-4
Stage Crew 1-2-3-4
Commercial Club 3-4
Modes in Manners 3-4
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S ien e Clubfl-2-3-4
'T' ' c ' Desire? -
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.A.A. Sofia., er 4 ,
Class Reporter 4 X
Science Club 3-4
Graduate of S'34
Entered from Herbert
Hoover High School '32
Fishing Club 4
Rifle Club 4
last will anh Testament
We the class of W'35' in individual and distinct parts,
being about to pass out of the sphere of education in
full possession of crammed minds, well trained mem-
ory, and almost superhuman understanding, do make
and publish this, our last will and testament, revok-
ing and making void thereby all previous wills or
Bill Acree leaves his magnetic personality to Bob
Sherman Allen Wills his baritone voice to Laurella
Lester Bottoms wills his black, curly hair to Mildred
Craig Brown leaves his punching ability to "Fat"
Alfred Bunje wills his way of handling teachers to
james Carlin leaves his way with women to George
Bill Clark leaves his love to the one and only.
Keith Coast wills his flirting ability to Roger Mc-
John Frasca leaves his knack for writing compositions
to jim Grubbs.
George McDougal leaves his musical ability to Fred
Gasper Russo wills his height to Joe McNeil.
Eugene Stegclmeyer Wills his great athletic ability to
Qlllass of winter '35
jim Woosley leaves his public speaking ability to
Virginia Barck wills her shorthand ability to Ted
Myrtle Gregg wills her athletic ability to Jack Peter-
Birdie Hale leaves her singing ability to her brother
Virginia Mikelson wills her acting ability to Pat Ba-
Jeannette Mikelson leaves Jonny McFadden in care
of Fannie. '
Dorothy Nagayama wills her ability to sew to Con-
nie Hudson. '
Barbara Nickerson leaves her Swedish name to Ella
Carl Paxman leaves his baseball brains to Coach Don-
Mary Elizebeth Peckham wills her magnetic power
over boys to Patricia Ryan.
Lorraine Roelofs leaves to wait for her pal Mildred.
Alice Schumacher leaves her blond hair to Ruth Bar-
Toshie Suminaga wills her nerve and boldness to
Theresa Tucker leaves her brother in charge of the
girls of T.H.S.
CLASS OF WINTER '35
Setting: Three mile pier.
Location: Hermosa Beach.
Scene: Three distinguished and renowned gentlemen
patiently watching their fishing poles and talk-
ing over old times. Eugene Stegelmyer, local
justice of peaceg Albert Andre, successful arch-
itect: and Alfred Bunje, Hitler's U.S. agent.
Albert: "Say, fellows, did you see the premier of
Acree's Follies at the Paramount? By the way,
I understand that Sherman Allen is sole owner
of that theater now."
Bunje: "Boy, those Mikelson sisters sure put on a
Albert: "YehF but George McDougall's "Play Boys"
have a good act too." '.
Eugene: "Wasn't that the night Woosley anl his
4 prohibitionists nearly caused a riot?"
-Bunjei: "Chief of Police Carlin was on the job
' i though, and soon had order restored."
Albert: "I dropped in at the show and saw Virg-
inia. She said that Dorothy Nagayama was arriv-
ing next week on a good-will tour from japan."
Eugene: "ls that a fact! It will sure be good to see
her again. Not changing the subject, but do you
fellows think that Frasca and Mussolini will
Bunje: "Not on your life, they haven't a chance
while Hitler's alive."
Albert: "Wait a minute fellows, isn't that Barbara
Nickerson and Lorraine Roelofs coming up
Bunje: "By golly it is. The last I heard of them, they
were running a sanitarium for run-down foot-
Eugene: "Speaking about athletics, I sure was sur-
prised to hear that Carl Paxman accepted that
coaching job at Narbonnef'
Albert: "I read in the Daily Gazette that Toshi Su-
minaga bought a fleet of Chevrolet trucks from
Peckham and Peckham Chevrolet Sales Corpora-
Bunje: "Craig Brown is in the automobile industry
too. He is running a garage for broken-down
Albert: "Is it true he is going to elope with the
pent-house queen, Alice Shumacher?"
Eugene: "I'm afraid so: she jilted Lester Bottoms so
bad that he tried to jump off of the Brooklyn
Bunje: "That reminds me of poor Keith Coast. He
has already lost 820,000 in a breach of promise
Eugene: "Russo sure made the headlines again."
Bunje: "What did he do now."
Eugene: "He made a new peace pact between Mus-
solini and Japan."
Albert: "He also had his two personal secretaries,
Myrtle Gregg and Birdie Hale, accompany him
on his business trips."
Bunje: "Bill Clark is certainly building up a name for
himself in the astronomical field. His latest dis-
covery is the length of time it takes sound to
travel between the sun and Mars."
Eugene: "Hey! Wake up you've got a fish on your
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Vicc President Shigiko Shibuta Edwa Dawson
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A new enterprise in Torrance High School was begun
in the spring term. This enterprise consisted of placing
upper-class and post-graduate students in outside work
where they might gain practical experience. This plan
was met with great enthusiasm by both the students
and the business men of this community.
Programs were adjusted to meet this new situation
and to allow the student to spend a one-hour period
daily at his work. Mr. Paul Cope was engaged as
the Field Co-ordinator, and he, with the aid of the
Counsellor, Mr. Casey, held conferences with the
students and their prospective employers to learn for
what field of work the student was best fitted
Some of the jobs at which the students are now work-
ing are stenography, law ofhce work, laboratory work,
nursing, and clerking in stores.
This enterprise is not only new to Torrance High
School but to secondary schools in general. Its adop-
tion created an unprecedented situation which had to
be met by its sponsors.
So far this plan has been a very great success, and it
will probably be adopted by many other high schools
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To Stephen Decatur r
Unequaled in American History is the patri-
otic duty possessed by Stephen Decatur, and
the spirit which he has displayed for his
country represents the utmost in devotion,
and is the standing example of the spirit for
which We, the students of Torrance High
School, are striving to attain for our campus.
The class of 1934, in due admiration of Ste-
phen Decatur, hereby dedicate the Campus
Section of this Annual to this heroic man.
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Sept. 11. Welcome, ye old Tartars! Welcome, one
and all! We are all pepped up for the 1933- 1934
school year as you can tell by the yelling, singing,
and joking that was going on today at the and
call in the gym. We certainly miss our auditor-
ium but with our new system in the gymnasium,
we won't need one as much as we did in the past.
Here's hoping we all enjoy this coming year as
we have the ones that have past. QHehl Hehlj
Sept. 15. My! how the seventh graders get along.
They have been acting rather timid, but oh, wait
unti1.- well, anyway, just give them time. Billy
Andrews has been seen being very modest and
quiet. QMrs. Young, "Oh Yeah?"j
Sept, 19. Were some of the girls surprised to see a
very modest sheik roaming around T.H.S. this
-morning? It was none other than that well
known teacher's son,"Theodore" Merrill, better
known as Ted. Well, girls, he's a woman hater.
Sept. 25. Can Bud Bradford and Mr. Burchett pitch
horseshoes? Well, anyone wishing to rake lessons
can see Mr. Burchett in 102 the seven th and eighth
periods. Ted Adzovich isn't bad, eh wot? fl-le
isn't good either.,
And did you notice the Senior girls shooting
apples off of Mr. Tice's head? All of the girls
look forward to this wonderful period when the
honorable Mr. Tice teaches them to shoot a
Sept. 26. Was Pansey Warrington's face a maroon
when T. Bowersox posted a sign "Please Do Not
Pick The Flowers" on his manly chest? Well,
just ask dear old Pansey Wansey.
Sept. 27 Have you heard the "School Song" yet?
Well if you haven't, you're lucky. The three song
leaders have been practicing for the football
games and are they driving us crazy? Oi! Oi! On!
QPrice, Bowersox, Banks.j
kpt. 28. 'Tis a sad, sad, sad, story! john Nady lost
his pants this P.M. coming from the practice
Torrance had with San Pedro. Coach told John to
"come up sometime" and get a new pair. QIt's
N.R A. again or yet. Pants onlylast so long and
Sept. 29. Senior Bees are at it again. If it isn't colors,
it's sweaters. The boys want white suede jack-
ets, and the girls want orange sweaters.. When
all is said and done, they'll probably agree to get
pink boleros Hot-cha!
Oct 2. This new Recreation Period is going to be
just one "big timel' Miss Behr is going to
give talks on some of the new books we now
have here at School. The Junior girls went to
hear her today and they enjoyed it very much.
Martha Greaves wanted to know if they had any
new love story magazines. Woe is Martha.
Oct. 3. Don't be alarmed if you hear strange moans
and groans coming from room 103 first-period
"Public Speaking Class." It is only the students
raving because they have to have a speech. iLife
is just one speech after anotherlj
Oct. 6. All of the students have a fine excuse now for
not going to the Library to study. The Library is
being repaired It is certainly "tough" that the
paintings on the wall were "chiseled" down.
But every one will be glad to have -the Library
iixed, for even if the pretty paintings are gone, we
can still watch the ninth grade girls put their
"paint" on. , '
Oct. 9. Clubs! Clubs! Everyone in School should
be able to .End one kind of a club to join. Bill
Denny is such a fast thinker, fbixt he 'certainly
had a "tough" time deciding whether to join the
G.A.A. or the Archery Club. fSuggested by Fran-
cis--we don't want to mention his last name but
it starts with a C and cndstwith a-r-n-a-h-a-nfl
10. Oh-Hol We all have to hand it to Ruth
Colburn, the new B-10 Class President, for get-
ting notes. And there will probably be no more
"rough-housing" in the B-10 home room now
that Sylvia Zamperini is Sergeant-at-Arms.
11. We're still wondering how some of those
students such as Dorothy McMillan and Kenneth
Haslam were put on the Student Control Board.
Oh well, I guess we all couldn't be on the Control
Board and no one wanted Dorothy and Kenneth
to feel hurt so we just gave up the idea.
13. Kinda tough on Torrance, the way the foot-
ball game turned out today fno alibisj? Ahl but,
today was Friday the thirteenth.
Coach and the boys saw about 9,999,999,999
black cats on the way to Narbonne. This ex-
plains for some of the score. QLet's forget the
other part-ahem, their part.j Torrance played
a very good game against Narbonne although
the football squad said the game was lost for
Torrance before they had ever started.fWho
17, Mrs. Bull's Sewing Classes have been doing
some exceptionally nice work all by "hand" too
fwe didn't think they'd do it with their feet or
nosej, however. Nevertheless they certainly
brightened up the hall over in the Science
Building with the pretty things they have been
20.. These "females" that wear their boy-
friend's sweaters, woe be unto them. We'll hope
for the best in the future.
Senor John Pasqualita "Nady" is headed for a
successful future as an opera star. Singing seemed
to be to him what Bill Burkett is to Alice
Burger from the sounds of things today in the
main hall. QAfter that warbling, Nady, you real-
ly should belong to the Varsity Club-there's
no doubt about it.J
Oct. 23. The "dye has been cast"! The Seniors have
decided on gray and blue for their Senior sweater.
We can picture Mr. Wright in his already! Hot-
cha-chacha fthe two last Chas go togetherj. The
Cooking Classes under the supervision of Mrs.
Wyvcll have been making pies and selling them.
The Cooking Class was very smart in thinking up
the idea--ah! yes-but think of the teachers.
fThere's business for some doctor.j
24. Torrance High is putting through a new
deal with the football team. Torrance won over
Leuzinger High five whole points. I guess Tor-
rance isn't as slow as some Post Avenue girls
think. How about it, girls?
25. There will be no more standing in line and
being tardy to classes just waiting for a Library
book. The Library is once again open, and is
Miss Behr can answer that. She almost had writ-
er's cramp from signing so many cards.
27. Harry Richart certainly can "take it" as
this younger generation says fahemj. He broke
his collar bone in a scrimmage. We certainly hope
it gets better right away.
30. Every one is expecting Barnum and Bailey's
to arrive at Torrance High School any time now,
but we are sorry to inform you that the tent that
is being put up is only a temporary Cafeteria for
the students so that they won't get wet fLet's
hope for the best and that no one gets "all wet."
31. This weather we are having is certainly
boring! One doesn't know whether to come to
school in a canoe or a submarine.
Roger McGinnis hurt his leg at a practice game,
but will be able to play in the game at El Se-
gundo next Friday. We all expect to see Margaret
Condon there next Friday!
IV! A L .
Nov. 1. Disappointment entered the hearts of many
a student last night as they found the gong of
the Baptist Church bell missing. Nevertheless
cars were pushed out in the middle of the street
and not only tomatoes were whirling around
overhead, but also green gourds -and let me tell
you--they don't feel like feathered pillows.
Nov. 2. Bob Wertz certainly knows his "Scotch."
Don't take us wrong, we mean hop-scotch. He
certainly looked pretty in the garden hopping
around - so graceful, etc. '
Don't be surprised if you see Bill Wilson, a re-
cent member of the Student Body, with a black
eye. Bill and Wilda Robinson were married re-
cently. Llnnocence is bliss. We hope so.j
Nov. 3. The two "shy violets" of Torrance High
School are Harold Watson and Cletus McLean,
who are too dignified or too bashful to play
hide-and-seek with the girls of their own home-
room. Need We say more?
Mr. Tice is giving ten minutes a day toward
etiquette lessons for his A-eight home room.
Not that they need it any more than some of
the higher grades do.
Nov. 6. If Eldon Zanon, Gene Tolson, or Eugene
Stegelmeyer is seen digging up the lawn in front
ofthe School don't be alarmed, just remember
they have joined the "Fishermen's Club," and
"lish" must have their "worms" QIt's a good
thing there isn't any fish in the fish pond in the
patio.Q As the fish said to the worm, "Why
don't you come in some time?"
Nov. 7. Mrs. Eischen will have a nice time teaching
her Music Appreciation Class as she only has
seven members. We had better watch that class
or they might start having a good .time in there
and we wouldn't want them to do that. Not
when they can "get away with it."
Nov. 8. Is there any one who'hasn't seen Hubert
McClure or his yellow roadster? We don't have
to ask any of the girls who live near him. fSome
Nov. 9. Passers-by of the Torrance High School
might think it was a hospital as for the looks
of Jim Grubbs on crutches, Susumi Ishakawa
limping. We hope they all recover before long,
and are able to take up dancing from Mr. Caseys
with the moaning and groaning that Milton Ever-
ett does people might think dear old T.H.S. was
Nov. 10. The and call was very interesting today.
Mr. Floyd Covington, a Negro social service
worker of Los Angeles, gave a very good speech.
Don't forget to contribute to the milk fund.
Some of the students of T.H.S. look as though
they need "milk vitamins." More boys need milk
than do the girls, judging by the looks of Lucille
Stroh and Tommy Rogers.
Nov 13. Benny Smith certainly is the poet. Madri-
gals are giving free lessons on haunting houses
Ain't it the truth? Girls Wear the same dress
more than once a week and they are "disgraced ' '
Boys wear the same pair of cords six 'months
without having them washed, and yet they are
Nov. 14. Pat Carlin was minus a shoe at the foot
ball game Friday at Gardena, so what? The funny
posters you see around the halls are supposed
to be advertising a puppet show coming to the
Torrance High Tent real soon.
Nov. 17. The Library has received a new shipment
of books. Those who don't care to read see
Russell Quigley and he will tell you everything
that is in them.
Nov. 20. If you have never seen "red" before your
eyes, you certainly will from now on. The Var-
sity Club has had some benches painted a very
"dull" shade of red. fYehl so dull it blinds you
to look at them.j They are to be used by the
"members" of the Varsity Club onlyl QThat lets
you out, Buzz R.
Nov. 21. Torrance is the first school to score against
Banning this year. Therefore, we suppose Ban-
ning "aint-ta-wat-it used to be. Who are the Ban-
ning sheiks that come to Torrance and take "3"
Torrance senoritas home every nite? Ask "Fan-
ny Greaves, Betty Stevenson, or Ella Levy' ' what
they think of Banning.
Nov. 23. What Senior boy was strolling morosely
down the hall uttering the following words--
"My girl-friend is taking chemistry
I'm afraid I'll have to drop her,
For every time I take her out
My silver turns to copper." fMylMy!j
Nov, 27. The Student Body is again reminded to
bring contributions for the Thanksgiving baskets.
If all of the Student Body would go for one day
without candy and chewing gum and give their
money to the Thanksgiving baskets, I'm sure
there would not be anyone in Torrance feeling
very hungry on Thanksgiving day.
Nov. 28. The G.A.A. party, planned by Inez Smith
and Ruth Banks, took place today in the gym
during seventh and eighth periods. A hilarious
time for all. The games played were: ping pong
and basket-ball, also everyone tried to see who
could eat the most. '
Dec. 3. Speaking of hurricanes, blizzards, et cetera-
today is as close to any of them as Torrance
High desires to be. The wind is blowing so hard
it almost blew Frank Thompson down. QNow
you tell one.j
Dec. 4. Alice Burger plus Bill 'Burkett equlas that
familiar popular piece of music,"l'll be Faithful"
-forever and ever, dear. QOh! Yeah?J
Dec. 5. Betty jane Rous has gone car "crazy"-the
way she drives around Torrance city limits it
isn't even safe for Popeye "Walker" to drive,
and we all know how careful he is.
The Social Arts Class had another luncheon.Why
don't more of us "Students" get invited to these
sophisticated affairs? Take the blame you "Sev-
6. Mrs Eischen pays each time she is thrilled
by the Madrigals. She is supposed to deposit
money fever heard of itj in a small box every
time the Madrigals thrills her through and
through and through ftwenty-five cents, pleasej.
7. Mrs. Young has been severely ill for several
days. The Student Body sincerely hopes she will
regain her normal condition rapidly and return
to school as soon as possible. She is very much in
demand, because the Social Problems Class was
heard saying Mrs.Young knows more than does
either need I say more?
8, Ah! Lad-eez and Gen-teel-men, can the
Schniftskas dish it out! but the Hinky Dinks can
take it, or the other way around. Either way you
put it, both teams had a very exciting game of
basketball today. U.
11. Christmas "Tag Sale" began today. Oh!
what a rush-what a rush-and all for 'that
little sales girl-oh! Blondie!fDona'-Joj . The sale
will close Thursday afternoon so-hurry+hi1rry
12. The Faculty must have had onewbig, huge,
large time at their Christmas party with three
turkeys fthey were dead, the turkeys-T-ngeanj to
feast on. Woulfln't you like to have been peeking
in the window at them?
13. Russell Quiggly wants a doll for Christmas,
but he refuses to accept it if it is not human.
Mr. Wright's class is entertained daily by pigeons
cooing. Someday it is hoped they will be able to
coo out answers in pig-Latin and that Mr. Wright
cannot understand it.
14. The signs for Woods Field have been com-
pleted and will be put up as soon as possible.
Miss Mills has been muttering the following
words down the hall from morning till night:
Billie, Billie, Billie, Whoopee-then repeats
four more Billies. Do not be alarmed, it is only
15. The Madrigals gave a Christmas program
today in the Library. The mothers that were pre-
sent said they had never heard singing that had
been sung as well as the Madrigals. Considering
the time they put on their work and being only
high school pupils they did exceptionally well.
The Madrigals have been asked to sing at the
Bible Institute Dec. 22. QNot bad, eh?j
3. The Sophomore Class certainly had a nice
time today straining their vocal chords over in
the American Legion hall. Mr. Casey even en-
joyed directing the class. Believe it or not. Si-
lence, You're foolish if you do believe it. Alta
West certainly has a soft, sweet, sensational,
swishy, Ah-uh--I mean Swiss bass voice.
4. Club Day! All clubs are aiming to do some-
thing, for better or for worse. The Modes and
Manners Club is trying to teach the members
how to become one hundred percent perfect in
how to call for your girl friends, and how a girl
should spend her boy friend,s money. Example,
wrong way: Boy, after the show, "I-low would
you like to get a hamburger?"
Girl:-"Gee! I knew you'd suggest a dinner and
l'm so hungry, I could eat a charlie horse.
And I just adore this cute little menu card. It
says, "Dinners---51.50 each."
Well, my friends and most cordial readers, that
is the wrong thing to do.
Example, right way:
Boy QSame Boyj, After the show fSame Showj:
"l-low would you like to go get a hamburger?"
Girl- fDifferent Girlj : "Sure, l'd enjoy an ice
Thats all for this lesson. Good-bye.
5. Whoopie! Ride-em Cowboy--Whoops. Mon-
te Montana and his two horses were at the
T.H.S. rancho today. Every one seemed to enjoy
the rodeo. Even Mr. Waddingham and Mr. Tice
were heard yelling ride-m-cowboy-if you know
what I mean.
6. Take warning, one and all. Mary Russo
has gone back to the days when Cleopatra was
the pass word and not David Clark. Why,
Mary is so mean she even sticks her tongue out
at all the little seventh and eighth graders. She
would even put ants in their lunches if she
wasn't afraid that she might get "stung"
10. jim Grubbs is what the ideal girl will take
to the prom next December. To think of the
pleasure of paying his way to the prom and
gliding along the dance floor, with him on fiour
new pink shoes.-Oh! what could be sweeter?
fl'll take Vanillaj
26. The Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth graders
are certainly little honey-bunnies.
They have been picking up papers and orange
peelings from the soil of T.H.S. and are trying to
keep the grounds for should I say campusjclean.
The Faculty and the higher grade students cer-
tainly wish to thank them I'll say we do.
Even if we are the ones who put the papers and
so forth on the grounds, we don't like to pick
29. The election is over and all is well. Ken-
neth is our new Student Body President and we
all want to congratulate him.
These Hre drills are getting to be quite the thing.
Kathleen Pullman tried to slide down a rail in
the Science building but failed to do so as she
happened to sight a faculty member.
30. Is that Jean Routt a Mae West? just ask
Dick Colburn who "goes up sometime." Only
Jeanie isn't there any more.
31. Who is this girl they call Jean Kresse?
And why is she so quiet when she's in homeroom
sitting next to-well, we'll skip that, but be
careful,Jean. Some day you are going to say too
much, as does Schnozzola Duranre and Everett
Sieber. Today is a longer day for small things.
Feb. 1. Today is the big day for the Ninth graders.
They are graduating and are they glad? Three
years down and three more to go. Not bad. just
to think only three more years of georgeous
school days. What could be sweeter?
2. "AndI hope we win many more games in
the future,"-were the words uttered by every
man-ahem-who received his letter today at the
6. Woe to Miss Parks. Only one million programs
to straighten out and one billion conflicts to ad-
just. Personally we feel as though we are going
to have ia nervous breakdown when we have to
fix one program. Think how Miss Parks feels
when she has to Find 1,001,000,000 different
things. Oi! wat a bizznez, eh?
8. What drama, what tech-ni-que. Romance is
and always will be a Racket. What a play, and to
think it was all given by our own stew-dents.
Pretty colosal I should say.
9. More Winchells for the Journalism Class.
The Student Body officers have even turned Win-
chell. Too bad Feet Kalina can't take it. I'll
bet he knows lots of nice things to say, even if
he doesn't say them. fSnappy comeback, 1812.1
12. "Could I interest you in this, Madame?" Why
do some of the students go around mumbling that
phrase to themselves? I'll tell you whyg they are
practicing their speeches for the one hour grind
after school as an apprentice. If it keeps up very
long, I'm afraid some of us are going to be sold
on their sale speeches. I'll bet Ella Levy could
sell old worn out trigonometry books with that
line of hers.
Today- a confession of Miss Eva Jones-"My sister
went to Los Angeles County Jail and my cousin
went to San Quentin." That is all. My friends
do not be disturbed, she thought you would
know that they only "visited."
Feb. 27. These Student Body presidents' little sisters
are always in the way. Lois Zanon is always
getting in the way of the Senior girls, and she
gets knocked, around as if she was only an eighth
or ninth grader. fAs if she were.,
Feb. 28. All is well in school work. That is the motto
of Harold Clemmcr and his famous Latin. Har-
old is going to Rome froamj and become a Lat-
Mar. 6. Strike three--you're out! Margaret Condon,
T.H.S. 's famous and most popular female umpire,
referee or station announcer, intends to become a
lawyer, therefore, she is taking both sides of the
game when she is umpire. fCatch on?j
Mar. 7. Well I am surprised at Bill Clark walking
nonchalantly down the main hall singing,
"Who's afraid of a big pedestrian, big pedestrian
etc." Of course Bill wouldn't try to run over a
pedestrian with his new streamline Cadillac, no
not "the Bill Clark."
Mar. 9. Ruth Banks and Virginia Bowersox are cer-
tainly the queens of the May when it comes to
spring dancing. Imagine! right on Woods field
they did their little dance. Toots was attempt-
ing to do the "Rumba," and Ruth was adding
her famous "Tap Dance" to the tune of "Take
me Where the Daisies Cover Old T.H.S."
Mar. 15. Bud Bradford and Mary Ann Taylor can
harmonize and I don't mean Polka Talie.
Mar. 21. Who are the girls who go with Mary
Woosley just to be near her big, handsome, he-
mannish brothers? We all wonder. Of course, it
couldn't be Myrtle Gregg and Birdie Hale.
Mar. 23. So! So what? Nick Fish is going to leave
T. H. S. and go to Yuma, Arizona. Now what
are all of the girls going to do at the Senior
Dances? Such as, Vee Kasper, for example.
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What does she look like? Who is Rudy the Wop
and Why? Those were a few of the questions
Kathrine Fritz was trying to Emd out. K. F.
knows all, sees all, hears all, tells all, and says
---nothing, see K.F.
Mar. 28. We wonder what becomes of the whip-
ctearn in Mrs. Wyvells' cooking classes. See
Mary Mathews.- "The sweet things of life are
what count," eh, Mary? Where do the pickles go?
See Sherman Allen andCo. Can he take it? Yow-
Mar. 29. "Once a Post Avenuer always a Post Ave-
nuer," Saysjackie Rogers. Why must I be teased,
I am only human the same as you." On the
side, Jackie really likes Post Avenue only she
doesn't want the students to think her high-
hatg therefore, Jackie thought it only just to
move to Pueblo. QPueblo does sound like Post.j
Mar. 30. You came to me from out of no-where, were
the words Beulah Russell was singing today as
she received four demerits for not being in a cer-
tain class in a certain garden.
April 2. Bernice Sherwin is so quiet that no one
knows her around this school-oh yeah? You
just ought to hear her when she is at an aud
call and everything isn't "so-so."
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is the owner of a pretty smile? None other than
Ruth Getz. Don't ever think she doesn't getz
g what she goes after in a study hall, uh-such as
scratch paper to do her note writing on.
April 6. Today is Friday, known to Bob Hale as
the worst day in the week because he has two
days over the week-end to worry about coming
Cxvgback to school Monday.
April 9. What is this strange powerjack McCune has
over the girls? He just has to smile at them and
they walk away singing down the halls. Could
it be that he asks them for a date to go to the
local theater or perhaps an out-of-town one?
April 11. What is this mysterious pow-wow that Ed
Woods, Perry Mendenhall, Guy Rowell and Tru-
man Waugh attend? Is it good or bad? Sometimes
we wonder. Of course we know it couldn't be
that they would talk about which girl in T.H.S'
has the prettiest eyes. Or could it?
April 13. Look out for black cats. Don't walk under
any ladders. don't go in one door and out anoth-
er. Today is Friday the thirteenth, so beware.
Henry Martin isn't afraid of a big black cat-
April 17. Max Brineyisn't what he used to be since
his girl friend has graduated. Poor boy, he really
is beginning to look as if he were on a diet of love.
It's too bad, Max, that she doesn't take a P.G.
course. Why don't you talk to her about it?
April 19. "Why does there have to be two boys in
the same school with names alike?" says Louise
Holt. You never know whether it's the tall
Allen or the short Allen. Sherman is the Senior
and Lee is the Junior. To bad you have to wrack
your brains over such a small matter Louise.
April 23. One would hardly guess that Baby Mc-
Neil was Dodo McNei1's sister .Just because her
nick-name is Baby. Dodo doesn't like to claim
her. "It sounds kiddish," says Dodo. '
April 24. Jack Kent must have inherited millions
lately at sometime or other. From the looks of
A the spiffy car he has been driving around with
girls on all corners of it, we wonder whether he
is the son of Ford or Rockefeller, or Kent.
April 27. "He loves me, he loves me not," said
Corine Nickerson as she plucked the petals from
a daisy. Well, whether he does or he doesn't, it
doesn't make much difference does it? Probably
another serious case of "Puppy Love."
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April 30. Thcrc's a little Dutch mill on a little
Dutch hill. So what? Quoth Homer Kirkpatrick,
Now there's a Dutch name for you.Just like Levy
being Irish. Maybe I'm wrong.
May 3. "Aint she sweet?" Says john Selby to John
Schroeder. Who? Why, you know the new girl
Betty Hestin. The one that is a full-fledged Ath-
letic boy, she can really knock a home run, and
she can knock John Schroeder out.
May 4. All of the boys were gone yesterday, or at
least a large part. Yesterday was Boy's Day, and
they all went visiting different places. We wonder
where Bud Bradford and Roger McGinnis went.
Why was Harold Watson mad?
May 7 Albert Winkler to Carl Gilbert. "Do you
really think it's possible to communicate with
the dead?" "Oh! and how! I can hear you dis-
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May 9 A noise annoys an oyster, but when Eddie
Rogers is around it annoys one to hear him be so
noiseless. He is really too quiet for T.H.S. His
dainty little voice can scarcely be heard. He
- should see Perry Mendenhall for a few lessons on
how to better his vocal chords.
May 14. Ship Ahoy! Pearl Gilbert has been going
places, seeing things etc. By etc. I mean the boy-
friend is away on a yachting party. Therefore
Pearl does not have to stay home and weep. We
wonder who the new city slicker is.
May 11. What is this power Mary Matthews has
over the cooking room? She opens one window
and the whole class won't speak to her for
a week. QMaybe she lets the flies in and it makes
the class mad--yes?j
May 16. Haruko Minami certainly has a time with
her sewing. just ask her what grade she received
on her coat. If she slaps you in the face, don't be
surprised because it's just one of those things.
May 21. Too bad people can't shoot arrows straight.
just ask me and I'll tell you it's too bad! The
carnival was O.K. all except two minor accidents
and both of them were caused by arrows. Cupid
certainly has a good aim. Just ask Carl Beckdelt
or Ruth Banks.
May 28. It won't be long until every one can go
to the beach, of course, every one is sad that
the time is coming when school will be out.
But, my friends, do not grieve as you may re-
turn next year ancl have another delightful year
ofeducation. Don't you feel sorry for the seniors?
june 8. The prom! One of the many big events ofthe
year has arrived. The girls with finger waves and
the boys with marcels, lmistakcj clean shaven
faces. There will be a merry time in the gvm to-
night. "Buzz washie" till to-night at the om-
june 11 Did the Seniors have a good time over the
week end? Mr. Wright should know. Eats, hikes,
music, swings. What a time. No one that went
will ever forget the grand time . Excitement all
of the time.
june 15. Hubert Luck has decided to leave his
locker unlocked for whomever may desire it
so. He is so tired from wrestling with it that
he is willing to give the lock and all the con-
tents ofthe locker to anyone desiring them. Hub-
ert says it will build muscles up, down ,sideways-
anyways. Here's your chances. Come early.
June 21. "Weel, peoples' theese ez the las time of
the zchool years. You have hads a good time,
no? Zo biz good till next yearz. my leetle cheek
a deez. Thas alls. There aintz no mute."
June 22. Senior Breakfast! Favors for everyone, a
good time for all Seniors and their guests. This
is one of the most important events to the Sen-
iors. Of course, Seniors have to eat just as do
the under-class-men. R.B. Motto---"Never boo
a Senior for someday you may be one yourself."
The Student Board of Control is a judiciary com-
mittee. It handles cases of deportment, and although
it has no power to impose penalties, the members
may recommend penalties.
The members of the Board are appointed for their
High School lives. Those who were in office during
the last semester are Dorothy Mac Millan, Harold
Watson, Milton Everett, Carl Paxman, Ted Adzo-
vitch, Ted Yamamoto, and Kenneth Haslam, ex-officio
member. The Board is advised by Mr. Waidelich who
sets in on the meetings. Miss Daisy Koehler is the
Boys Self-Gov. President
Girls' Self-Gov. President
Boys' League President
Girls League President
Com. of Oral Arts
Editor of Annual
Editor of Daily News
Editor of T.N.T
Manager of Store
Com. of Athletics
Pres. Senior A Class
All of the social and recreational activities are man-
aged through the Student Council which meets every
two weeks on Tuesday. The duties which fall under
this head are the authorization of expenditure of
funds and the approval of the organization of clubs.
The most important function of the Council during
the past semester was the ratification of the new
President joy Fossom Dorothy Jensen
Vice President Elsie Price Betty jane Rouse
Secretary Ruth Barnard jean Burger
Treasurer Blanche Deithers Margaret Floyd
Sergeant-at-Arms Georgianna Tiffany Muriel Alvcrson
Sales and benefit drives made a very successful year
for the Girls' League,
The Girls' League and the Social Arts class worked
together in a new system. The homerooms were divi-
ded into sections and each section brought different
articles for the drives at Thanksgiving and Christmas
-time. The classes helped very much in buying Girls'
Because of homeroom being only on Friday, a girl
was appointed in each of the first period classes to
Check uniforms. This plan has worked nicely.
The Girls League sponsored a Fortune Telling Booth
at the Carnival with Miss Chase as the clairvoyant.
Oficer: Second .Ycmulcr Firrr .Yemuter
President Dorothy Jensen Dorothy McMillan
Vice-President Joy Fossum George Kubo
Secretary Jacqueline Rogers Jacqueline Price
Treasurer Ella Levy Kenneth Fess
Reporter Cleo Long Eugene Stegelmeyer
Scholarship members have taken a prominent part
in School activities as is shown by the following
examples: Dorothy McMillan was President of G.
Joy Fossum and Dorothy Jensen were each President of
the Girls' League.
Helen Smith was Editor and Verna Mae Long was
Associate Editor of the Torch.
Dorothy Jensen was Editor of the Daily News.
Dorothy McMillan and Alice Burger were each Presi-
dent of the Girls' Self-Government for a semester.
Alice Burger and George Kubo were each President of
the World Friendship Club for a semester.
Jacqueline Rogers was president of the Latin Club
These accomplishments indeed speak for themselves.
Doro thy Jensen
Verna Mae Long
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Aggie Lou Rippey
Laura Mae Hyde
Ojicrrr Fall Spring
President Virginia Bowersox James Lee
Vice-President Roger McGinnis Ella Levy
Secretary Fred Ralston ,lane johnson
Treasurer Fred Ralston Ruth Banks
Historian Hal Smith Laurella Lancaster
Librarian james Lee Kenneth Fess
Wardrobe Ruth Banks Eleanor Smith
Director Mrs.MariorieEischen Mrs.MarjorieEischen
Assistant Director Virginia Bowersox EsthetTerry
The Torrance a Cappella choir, known as the Madrigal
Singers, has had a busy year and an increased mem-
bership. Concerts over the radio, at Teachers Institute,
arid at the Eagle Rock a Cappella Festival, were
among the Choir's notable achievements.
Local conccrfs, were given at the Rotary Club, in
Torrance High School Library,and at School functions.
Repertoire included some of the most difficult selec-
tions that have ever been attempted at Torrance High
In the second semester the Madrigals entered the Al-
lied Arts Contest and sang several difficult numbers
in competition with other Choirs of the City.
At Commencement in june, almost half of the mem-
bers sang with the Madrigals for the last time. This
program climaxed one of the most successful years
the Madrigals have had.
zmior Girly' Glee Club
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President Alice Taylor Doris Kresse
Vice-President Wilton Hensley Betty Irwin
Secretary-Treasurer Doris Kresse Mary Moore
Librarian Betty Irwin Betty johnson
Wardrobe Margaret Hogue Lorraine Hill
The ,Iunior Girls' Glee Club meets two hours a week
and includes in its routine a short business meeting,
various drills, and the interpretation of three part
songs. Outside engagements are occasionally accepted,
and the Club has given numbers on programs for
churches and clubs. Each term the Club sings for the
junior High School Commencement.
At the end of each term the girls present a tea-musi-
cale for parents, teachers and friends, at which time
their entire repertoire is reviewed The director, Mar-
jorie Eischen, has been very much pleased with the
earnest effort and marked improvement of this Club.
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Torrance High has been very fortunate for the past
few years in having a Store which has been a means
of maintaining funds for the Student Body.
Senior High students taking business courses have the
privilege of working in the Store, a student being in
charge each period of the day. This work is beneficial
to the student in that he learns how to operate a
cash register, decorate shelves, and meet the other
students of the School.
During the first semester Audree Rocque was manager
and during the second semester Margaret Floyd. The
clerks were as follows:
-...., George Miura
Mr. Burchett, Sponsor
Although the auditorium has been useless this year,
the stage crew has been very active. The members
have had the job of constructing stages in the gym-
nasium for aud calls and different programs. They al-
so contribute greaty to the success of the one act
plays which were given in the tent.
Band, publication, art and music appreciation, sings,
class meetings, dancing, movies, crafts, camping, dra-
matics, and athletic competitions have offered, and
through the newly inaugurated social activities
period, a variety to suit the taste of every student.
Margaret Condon,JanetMastri, and Pearl Gilbert were
among the first girls to complete craft projects.
What would the sings have been without Glory
Zahradnik, Laura Mae Hyde, or Ella Levy to play
for them? Or the dances without the help ofEst-
her Terrv at the piano?
Boys seem to have disclosed dramatic talent: Clarence
Sharp, Lester Bottoms, Billy Russel, Hubert Luck,
Raymond Shorts, and joe Disario. Jacqueline Price,
Betty Neelands, Laura Mae Hyde. and Ruth Banks are
among the first girls to star.
Lorraine Roelofs wins Commendation for library re-
Ruth Dawson and Hubert McClure promote good
spirit in dancing classes. Senior Sings would not be
complete without the close harmony furnished by
Russell Quigley, ,loc Disario, and Gale Tra ver.
The Art Appreciation Class under the instruction of
Miss Chase, has been in the survey of the general
field of arts given in lecture form, and illustrated by
slides, and other artistic materals.
Excursions are held whenever possible. The class has
attended: L.A. Museum. St. Vincent's and St. Paul's
Churches, and the art buildings at Palos Verdes.
The seventh period Auto Mechanics during activity
period has been one of the most beneficial periods in
the whole program. The boys that have taken Auto
Mechanics have learned many useful hints that would
be a great help to any owner or driver of an auto-
The work dealt mostly with the operation and Care
of the engine. The complete ignition system and wir-
ing was worked out bv students, with the assistance
he young daughter, and Roger McGinnis, as the
father was next. This play shows how Ted, Rogers
right hand man, overcomes his meekness ivhen he
thinks that he is rich.
At the following performance of the Dramatics, two
plays were given for the price of one. The first was
"The Marriage Cake" presented by Roger McGinnis,
as Henry Wells the lazy, shiftless husband, Mildred
Hitchcock, Rogers' wife, andLucille Stroh, the kind-
ly neighbor who suggests the way that cures Roger
of his laziness. The second was "Rosalie" enacted
by "Milt" Everett, the husband, Lillian Smith, his
wife, and Vlargaret Floyd, the slow, careless maid.
This play was enjoyed bv the students very much.
'Ihey thought that Margaret htted the part perfectly.
"Table D'Hote and A LaCarte"the sixth presentation
of the Dramatics Class was an amusing plav with an
extraordinary plot A clerk from Mr. Peterson's firm
who can't change his ways, and who tells his pro-
spective bride why he can't is the skeleton of the
play. The comedy of the play is furnished by Mr.
Petter, portrayed by john Selby. The following parts
were taken by Lucille Stroh, the owner of the rest-
aurant, Nadine Sherwin, Lulu, the waitress, Eileen
Miles, the prospective bride, John McFadden, the
clerk,Johri Selby, Mr. Petter, the flutterer, and Roger
McGinnis, Mr. Peterson, the business man.
The Music Appreciation Class has met for a ten-week
period, and has chosen its own study material from
the course of study. The object of the Class is to gain
a greater enjoyment of life for its members from the
field of music.
The Needle Craft class is a leisure time activity in
in which the girls chat and work at such things as
embrodiery, Crocheting, thats, trimmings, rugsj
appliqueing, hooked rugs, quilting and piecing quilts,
of the instructor. He also tried to give the students
some experience on all of the important working parts
of an automobile. The time spent by the boys was
very profitable. Mr. Austin deserves credit for the
way in which he has put over so many things to the
boys in such a short time.
The Auto Mechanics Class of girls have had a very
enjoyable and educational five weeks. Students have
learned about the important parts of a car and how
they work. They have learned to repair the differen-
parts which cause a great deal of inconvenience to the
modern driver. Mr. Austin has been instructing the
The 7th period Dancing Class is advancing satisfact-
orily due to the efforts of the teacher, Mrs. Morse.
Seveal steps have been learned in the waltz and fox
trot and the students are endeavoring to make their
dancing smooth and graceful. At present the Carioca
is being learned with great enthusiasm. The music is
furnished by Glory Zahradnik and Alice Schumacher.
The High School, being very fortunate in obtaining
a tent after the earthquake ruined the Aud, was able
to witness a few entertaining plays.
The hrst in the series was "Thank you Doctor," a
one-act play presented by "Milt" Everett as the Doc-
tor, Audree Rocque, a society crook, Lillian Smith, a
young nurse, Dick Colburn, a jewel salesman, and
Guy Rowell, the half-crazy detective.
A couple of New York society girls who are being
wooed by two ardent wooers are the Characters
around which the one-act play, "Romance is a Rac-
ket," is based. The following parts are taken by: Guy
Rowell, an Italian innkeeper, "Milt" Everett, a hand-
some lover, Genevieve Riley, La Preal Harris, and
Ruth Nahmens, as three girls who are traveling in
Europe with Virginia Mikelson, the chaperon. Dick
Colburn, as Virginia's nephew, completes the cast.
"Help Yourself," presented by Olive Bell Huber, the
grand lady of Post Avenue, Ray Stredel, the million-
aire's nephew, Ted Adzovich, the hero, Pat Baker.
We feel that the Publications period this year has
been a great success. Under the inspiring leadership
of Mr. Andrews this seventh-period class has learned
what great success cooperation can bring
This year the Publications period took a great part
in the work of collecting, creating and adjusting diff-
erent things that could help make our Annual more
desirable and enjoyable.
The seventh-period class consists of thirty-eight
pupils. Mr. Andrews' assistants werejean Hudson and
Georgie Higgins, vocational students. jean engineered
the binding department, while Georgie took charge
of type setting department.
The Annual this year is of a different tvpe than in
previous years and if the students of Torrance High
show their appreciation the members of Publications
will find ir ample award for their labor.
The following members of the Art Classes contribut-
ed to the Torch.
Cover ..... 'Nadine Sherwin
End Sheets .... Margaret Floyd
Division Sheets designed and cut by:
Administration .... Phyllis Wright
Classes . . Margaret Walker
Campus Life . . Laura May Hyde
Athletics . . Hubert Luck
Clubs . . Hazel Foster
Literary . . jack Javens
Achievements . . . Bernice Sherwin
Signatures ..... Alta West
Lettering for Calendar . . Margaret johns
Cartoons for calender designed and cut by Elizabeth
Davis, Dick Clutter, Victor Rose, Millicent Lincoln.
End Pieces designed and cut by Ruth Colburn, Ruth
Dawson, Ada Denning, Marion Une.
Ex Libris designed and cut by Millicent Lincoln.
Finis designed and cut by Virginia Erwin.
Athletic pages designed and cut by Bettyjane Rous.
Posters and dodgers designed and cut by Catherine
Mitchell, Anna Sopchinsky, Millicent Lincoln.
Embryo radio operators are getting a chance to gain
that coveted amateur Radio Operators' License this
year in the 7th period activity program, Several of the
boys after diligent practice, have become quite prof-
cient in receiving radio code messages.
Station WEYBD, sponsored by the Science Club, has
had various ups and downs, due to lack of equip-
ment. However, this diiiiculty is rapidly being over-
come, and ,with a successful carnival, enough funds
should be available to complete the station equipment.
fypewffzrzng for Lezsare
Typewriting for leisure: One peek into the typewrit-
ing room during the activity period discloses a room
full of potential typists industriously at work. 'lhese
wide-awake students are reading between the lines-
they know that themes neatly ty pewritten will receive
a better grade, that the instructor will be favorably
predisposed toward typewritten work.
As the subject of Penmanship has been relegated to the
background, so Typewriting has forged to the front,
and today finds Typewriting one of the most popular
subjects in the program of studies.
Typewriting for leisure or personal Typewriting has
recently although it was used personally by "Mark
Twain" years ago. Mark Twain first demonstrated a
personal use by typing the first manuscript ever to
be Written on a typewriter.
Not only has the demand of the modern business
world made Typewriting one of the most important
subjects in the curriculum butTypewriting is becoming
increasingly important in carrying on personal affairs ,
both socially and in the home. It is almost indispen-
sible in present day communication.
The Tennis Activity Class is a live-week course for
beginners. During this time considerable time is spent
in learning the correct form of the fundamental
strokes of tennis, the fore-hand and the back-hand
drive, and serve.
The present group of Tennis aspirants are as follows:
Betty Adams, Agnes Peet, Anna Sopchinsky, Edith
Sleppy, jean Routt, Keith Coast, Beulah Russell,
Lois Everett, Dorothy Leake, Tsuyoko Fukai,
Yoneka Yoshida, and Billy Irwin.
Lee Allen, Francis Mowry, john Schroeder, and jim-
mie Miller assisted Miss Vaubel in teaching the
strokes and coaching the players during this practice
seldom been regarded as a cultural subject until period.
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Hakeem, the Wise One, once said, "The Priceless Ingredi- '
ent of every product in the market-place is the Honor and Integrity
of him who makes it. Consider his name before you buy."
We are striving to build our business on such ideals that
the above bit of philosophy will unhesitatingly send you into our 5:
store when you are in need of Drug or Prescription service.
Let your every day deeds and thoughts be so far above
reproach that they will come to be the "Priceless Ingredient" of your
character, and you will never need all the C'Luck" we are Wishing
you for the years to come.
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his naval career, and who had' become an
accomplished officer at twenty, we dedicate
this chapter, which we have devoted to the
achievement of our School during the past
year. Farragut is a worthy example to hold,
before us to incite us on to nobler- deeds, to
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. . Helen Smith
. . Verna Mae Long
. . . . Bill Clark
Assistants: Cecil Bishop, julian Isen
Art Editor ....
. Eugene Stegelmeyer
Mary Ann Taylor
. . Bettyjane Rous
Assistant: Audree Rocque
Athletics ........ Milton Everett
Girls' Sports ..,..... Vee Kasper
Assistant: Martha Greaves
Faculty .......... jackie Rogers
Assistants: Haruko Minami, Dorothy Jensen
Literary . . .
Calendar . . .
Advertising Manager .
S Mildred McMullen
Il Esther Terry
. . . . james Lee
. James Shidler
. . . . Ruth Banks
. Virginia Bowersox
Assistants: Alfred Bunje, George MacDougal
Shop Foremen ....
Art Supervisor . .
English Supervisor .
Business Supervisor .
Advertising Supervisor .
Photographer . . .
Chairman of Publications
Assistant Press Instructor
Q Vernon Coil
' I Joe Disario
. Miss Ada Chase
. Miss Ethel Burnham
. Miss Jessie Weaver
. . . Mr. John Haig
. . Miss Sara Vaubel
Mr. W. Stewart Wright
Mr. Herbert B. Andrews
Mr. Vernley Tice
Torrance N ewy Torch
Betty Jane Rous
Betty Jane Rous
Edith Stevens DailyNewsEditor Dorothy Jensen
Mrs. Edith Kelly . . . Journalism Instructor
Herbert Andrews . Chairman of Publications
The Journalism Class has emphasized the Daily News
this year, attempting to perfect it both in news value
and in humor. The T.N.T. was enlarged the last se-
mester, making it now a six-page paper in place of four
pages. Besides these two School papers, thejournalism
Class also edits the Torrance High School column in
the Torrance Herald.
Top row: Martin Kalina, Edith Stevens, Doro-
thy Jenson, Mrs. Kelly, Joy Fossum, Richard
Middle row: Betty Dalton, Bettyjane Rous,
Esther Terry, Jayne Trallar.
Bottom row: George MacDougall, Milton
Future Ftzrmerf Auecmtion
Often' Firrr .Yemerter .Yerond .Yemener
President Ted Merrill Emelio Adamoli
Vice-President Sumi Ishikawa Carl Paxman
Secretarv Kenneth Fess Dale Howe
Treasurer Carl Paxman Francis Mowry
Reqnrter Martin Kalina Kenneth Fess
Sergeant-at-Arms Dale Howe Clarence Sharp
The Torrance F.F.A. is chapter ninety-six of a nation-
al organization. Each of the forty members of the
Torrance chapter have met certain prescribed require-
ments and have successfully passed the F.F.A. initia-
tion. Their membership entitles them to enter in pro-
ject Competition, judge at the state and County fairs,
and to participate in all local, county, and state F.
In order to win an F.F.A. letter, a member must
compete in three county fairs or qualify for the state
finals. The chief aim of the Club is to promote
leadership, and a practicable, knowledge of Agricul-
ture and its many phases. Both day and night meet-
ings are held. At all meetings a part of the time is
spent for entertainment. Prominent speakers on For-
estry, Water Conservation, and other current agri-
cultural topics have been obtained on many occas-
The EF A. Caster Oil Bill Billies, led by their talented
leader Martin Kalina, furnished music on many occa-
sions. Each F.F.A. meeting is preceded by a five-minute
opening ritual. A miniature plow, an owl, and the
picture of Washington and Jefferson play an impor-
tant part in this formal opening.
Winners of F.F.A. Letters
Members of F.F.A. fzeelgzrzg Teams
Dairy Cattle Dairy Product: Landrcaping
Dale Howe William Schipper Beulah Russell
Kenneth Fess Clarence Bay Dorothy Nagayama
Ted Merrill Wesley Brady Catherine Mitchel
Citruf Paultg' Citrus B Team
Dale rlowe Kenneth Fess Arthur Hedrich
Kenneth Fess Ted Merrill Raymond Sana
Francis Mowry Dale Howe Manual Howard
Daivy Cattle B Team Poultry B Team
Clarence Bay Russell Enoch
Manual Howard Tom Sloan
Arthur Hedrich Manual Howard
Achievements of F.F.A. Jflembers
Dale Howe, Gold medal for high individual at Na-
tional Orange Show, won nine ribbons.
Ted Merrill, Won silver F.F.A. belt in project com-
petition, second in Union Pacific Scholarship Award,
won six ribbons, and fourth high in judging of Hol-
stein Cows in the state finals.
Wesley Brady,Won three ribbons, second high in but-
ter at State finals.
William Schipper, Won four ribbons, second high at
Clarence Bay, Won four ribbons, third high at Po-
Francis Mowry, Won two ribbons.
Dairy Cattle Team won trophy for winning Southern
Poultry Team wonL.A. County championship trophy.
Citrus Team won second, National Orange Show.
Dairy Products Team won second at Pomona Fair, se-
cond in Butter, state finals. Landcape Team, third at
Pomona, won fifteen dollars prize for landscape ex-
hibit. Landscape Class Won a fifteen dollar prize for
exhibit of model farm home, Pomona. Fourteen team
ribbons were won.
F. F. A. Farm and Landscape Trojects
Ten acres are under cultivation by F.F.A. members.
Fine crops of corn, beans, and lettuce have been pro-
duced. The members ofthe F.F.A. erected a stand at
which they sell their produce. The stand is worked
on a cooperative basis. those working at the Farm
get real "dirt farmer" experience. A horse, plow,
and other tools are available.
The Landscape Class has done some landscaping ai
the city park and also have done most of the worw
at the Episcopal church. They grow all of the plants
which they use.
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The picture shown above is
a photograph ofthe ground-
breaking ceremony of the
Hoover Dam Project. Seated
from left to right are: Prin-
cipal A. G. Waidelich, Gro-
ver White, Editor of the Tor-
rance Herald, Mayor E. C.
Connor, and J. R. Jensen,
Hoover Dam Project
ln an unused corner of the garden on the High School
grounds, the ground was broken for the most signif-
icant project ever undertaken at Torrance High School.
This project is a miniature Hoover Dam, the work
on which will develop as the work on the real dam
The program for the ground-breaking began with the
School song, played by the band. After that Mr. Casey
presented Principal Waidelich, who discussed the sig-
nilicance and the importance of this project He ex-
plained that all the seven wonders of the world will
be obliterated by this dam. He explained further that
this dam is so huge that the Woolworth building
would be swallowed up in the gorge in which it is
Mr. Waddingham and Mr. Merrill demonstrated sev-
eral instruments to be used in the construction of the
dam, and explained many technical details of the
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Mr. Waidelich then introduced three prominent mem-
bers ofthe community: Mr. White, Editor ofthe Tor-
rance Heraldg Mr. Jensen, City Attorney and a direct-
or ofthe Metropolitan Water Districtg and Mr. Con-
ner, Mayor of Torrance. The ground was then broken
by Mayor Conner, and as the band played "The Star
Spangled Banner" the program was closed.
It is the opinion of the Faculty sponsors that partici-
pation in the construction of this project will an in-
valuable experience to the students. The English class-
es will be drilled in the vocabulary ofthe project,
and Mathematics classes will make calculations for
amounts of material needed for its construction.
Students are looking forward to working on this pro-
ject with great enthusiasmg and under the able super-
vision of the Faculty it will surely be a success.
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Pictured above is Mr. R.
Casey giving instructions to
some 'junior High School
boys who are excavating on
the miniature dam. The pro-
ject is in the southwest cor-
ner of the School garden.
The boys in the picture are:
Of the important, regular activities of Torrance High
School, Vocational Cooking comes among the first.
The classes are under the direction of Mrs. Hazeltine
Wyvell, and with the help of Mrs. Bell, who has
charge of the cafeteria and lunch stand, they do an
admirable job every morning that school is in session.
Using the hrst four periods of the clay, the Cooking
Classes prepare lunch for the Faculty and for the stu-
denst, lunch stand.
Miss Collershlunior Cooking class also contributes,its
help to the preparation of salads and various extra
dishes for the days' menu.
Some of the Vocational classes' outstanding accom-
plishments of the past school year have been the
preparation of the World friendship Club Banquet
and the National Educational Week Banquet. The
latter was a preparation for two hundred people and
was held at the Womens' Club on Friday, April, 27
The IQ34 Annual
A great many doubts and fears on the part of the
Faculty advisors and staff were relieved when the
1934 Torch was in the hands of the long-expectant
Torrance High School Student Body. A late start
and a great advance in prices seriously handicapped
its being put out.
Perhaps no other issue of the Torch has ever been
put out with the aid of so much "home talent" and
so little professional assistance. The printing, bind-
ing, art work, and even photography was done right
here at school, under the supervision of Mr.
Andrews, Chairman of Publications and Printing in-
structor, Miss Ethel Burnham, English sponsor,
Mr. Haig, Director of Student Body finance, Miss
Chase, Art instructor, Mr. Wright and his Camera
Club, and Miss Vaubel, Advertising sponsor.
A supreme effort has been made to make this issue
of the Torch illustrative of our life here at Torrance
High. A chapter devoted to achievements has been
added to give full credit to the various departments
which have made any noteworthy progress.
Therefore, the greatest hope of the stafl is that the
students will find this Annual, especially in later
years, an accurate reminder of this year in high
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Calzfarnm Scholarship Federation
FLOSSIE SMITH KATHLYN WHEATON
TOSHI KIYOMURA RUTH LINGENFELTER
ALLAN MUSSELWHITE RICHARD VONHAGEN
HARRY PHILLIPS EILEEN WOODBURN
JOHN WARREN MCMILLAN JR.
TATSUO INOUYE MARGART TIFFANY
MERRIT BRADSHAW RICHARD SINCLAIR
S 1929 LOIS GODDARD
BEULAH COOPER JOHN YOUNG
MARGARET RICHHART EDNA RICHHART
FRANCES GRANGER JEAN SMITH
ROBERT NOURSE MARGERY ROELOFS
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we dedicate the Clubs Chapter of our Torch.
Upon him rested the leadership of that
organization of courageous men who braved
the hazards ofthe unexplored, frozen South.
He is an example of adventurous aggressive-
ness, a quality which is admirable not only
in individuals, but in organizations as well.
From the beginning of time there have been
men who are leaders of men. To one of these,
Richard Byrd, who explored Little America
and gave it its name, we dedicate this
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Officer: Firrr S':mc.rter Second Semnlcr
President George Kubo Alice Burger
Vice-President Willard Barnett Esther Terry
Secretary Norma McCormick Ruth Nahmens
Treasurer Cecil Bishop George Bradford
Reporter jimmy Lee Dorothy Jensen
The World Friendship Club, under the sponsorship of
Mrs. Granger and Miss Eva jones, is one of the largest
and most popular clubs at Torrance High. The members
are elected into the Club by a committee, and the mem-
bership is limited to fifty. The members must be either
Juniors or Seniors.
The object of the Club is, as the name implies, to
promote world friendship and peace.
A portfolio was received this year from Holland in
return for one which the Torrance Club sent three
years ago. The Club was much interested in the Dutch
Friendship Club song and adopted it for their own
Club. The annual World Friendship banquet was held
this year in honor of Mrs. Granger's birthday and had
as its theme "Smiles."
Alice Burger, President of the Club, represented Tor-
rance in the District World Friendship Oratorical
Contest and received second place. Alice won first
place last year in the district.
The Club is now working on a portfolio to send to
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Annual World Friendship Club Banquet
The llzrfim Club
055675 First .fememr Second .fcmnter
President Milton Everett Harold Watson
Vice-President Emilio Adamoli Carl Paxman
Secretary Garland Johnson john McFadden
Treasurer Eldon Zanon Sumi Ishikawa
Reporter La Vern jones La Vern jones
Sergeant-at-Arms Willard Barnett Garland johnson
The Varsity . in the past year proved to be the
outstandin ub of the School. Activities that had
been practically failures in former years were revived
and put over very successfully and satisfactorily.
The Varsity Club has been given the responsibility of
certain discipline enforcements throughout the School,
and this plan is working with unpredicted success. The
Club has been organized on a semi-military basis, with
the President in charge as Captain. He has the sole
power to appoint his Lieutenants and inflict penalties
on Club members who fail in their duty.
The Varsity Club sponsored several boxing bouts and
the proceeds, which total over one-hundred dollars,
were presented to the School to be used for athletic
equipment for the coming year.
The Club has engaged in many successful activities
such as the annual and semi-annual banquets, the long
anticipated initiations, the annual Varsity Dance, and
several smaller activities which have benefitted all
The Varsity Club feels grateful to the Student Body of
Torrance High School for their fine cooperation with
the Club during the work carried on in the past year.
Girlie Atlaletzc Affocmtion
Often Firrt .fcmutsr .Ycmnd .Yemutcr
President Dorothy McMillan Margaret Kibbe
vice-President jacquelyn Rogers Ella Levy
Secretary Elsie Price Dorothyjensen
Treasurer Elsie Price Dorothy Jensen
Reporter Edith Stevens Edith Stevens
Our G.A A. has grown considerably this semcsterg
we have at the present approximately sixty-five girls.
During the past semester, We have been holding after-
school practices in Speed ball. These games have proved
exciting to all the girls who turned out.
Miss Kathryn Klein, our former gym teacher, left
Torrance High during the Christmas holidays to be
married. The present instructor and sponsor of the
G.A.A. is Miss Rae Bent. Miss Bent is well liked by
all the girls, and has carried on the work of the
classes and Club very successfully.
Ojicerr Firrt Semertzr Second Scmuter
President Willard Barnett Kenneth Fess
Vice-President LaVern jones Kenneth Haslam
Secretary Thomas Rogers George Bradford
Treasurer Carl Paxman Homer Kirkpatrick
The main objectives of the Key Club are to help the
members to choose the trade or profession that they
will follow after they graduate from high school,
and to create a higher standard of sportsmanship and
citizenship. The members of the Club are aided by
speakers from the various crafts, trades, and profess-
The Club sponsors two social functions during the
school year, a stag banquet at the close of the Fall
semester and a mixed banquet in the Spring at which
time the ofiicers for the following semester are install?
A high financial standard is maintained by the quaint
old method of iining the members for theirx various
misdemeanors during meetings. ,ii X
A few of the more interesting speakers were Mir.
Cochrane, Doctor Bishop, and Mr. Moore. Mr. Coch-
rane spoke to the boys on the opportunities in store
for Agriculturists. Doctor Bishop spoke in a very in-
teresting manner on the dental profession. Mr Moore,
General Manager of the Southern California Edison
Company, gave a very interesting talk on the oppor-
runities in the electrical Field.
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Prerident . . .
Oficerr Firrt .Yemerter
President Beatrice Riley
Vice-President Myrtle Gregg
Secretary joy Heglie
Treasurer Joy Heglie
Reporter Lucille Stroh
President Melvin Smith
Vice-President George Nakamura
Secretary Eric Chaplin
Treasurer Toshi Suminaga
Reporter Doris Pullman
Inter N or
La Vern jones
Va fiery Club
The Variety Club is composed of members with var-
ious talents in music, dancing and dramatics. The or-
ganization provides talent for aud calls and on occa-
sion has "filled in" between acts when more than a
one-act play was presented in the tent. Girls' trios,
boys' quartettes, tap dancing, "black-out" skits,
radio imitations, accordion solos, individual readers,
and soloists have from time to time performed for the
It is hoped that students with special talent will join
the Club, thereby making it possible to locate on short
notice talent available for aud calls, parties, and enter-
tainments. The opportunity of appearing before an
audience is invaluable, and no one with talent should
deny himself or herself that privilege.
Many good times are to be had in the Spanish Club.
The name of the Club is gQuien Sabe? All the members
try to speak as much Spanish as possible. This means
that the President and the Secretary have to give
their reports in Spanish.
After all business has been transacted Spanish games
are played and Spanish songs are sung. The most pop-
ular song is "Mi Gustan Todos." The most popular
game is the Pinata. A very nice Christmas party Was
held at which the Pinata was the chief entertain-
ment. The Pinata is a paper bag decorated with color-
ed paper and is filled with candy. A member is blind-
folded and armed with a stick. Every one gathers in
a circle and when the blindfolded person hits the bag
with the stick the candy falls out and then everyone
rushes for the candy as it falls.
The members are: Talmadge Ulrich, Raymond Shorts,
Albert Andre, Donald Haynes, Herbert Smith, David
Clark, Herman Hadler, Doris Pullman, Toshi Sumiu-
uaga, Eric Chaplin, George Nakamra, Melvin Smith.
The Commercial Club is a new organization at Tor-
rance High School. Its purpose is to encourage stu-
dents in the commercial line of work. So far it has
been very successful.
During the first semester the members visited the
Frank Wiggins Trade School and had the privilege
of seeing the many interesting departments in this in-
Miss Monette Todd from the Los Angeles Board of
Education attended one of the meetings and gave a
very interesting talk on opportunities for the Com-
mercial high school graduate. We expect to intro-
duce many more interesting speakers to entertain our
Club. The Club is sponsored by Miss Margueritejones.
Inter N of
"Inter Nos," the Latin Club, has had many interest-
ing meetings in the past year. The members have been
studying a course of Roman history from the time, 713
B.C., the period ofthe Kings, to the Republic. The
main things taken up were the wars, great men, and
famous events of each period. Among some of the most
interesting talks given was one by James Shidlet on
Origin of the Government, one by Dorothy Shaw on
the Second Punic War, and the Character of Hannibal,
and a book report by Fern Wright about Tombs of the
The Latin Club has made plans for a Roman play to
be given in the tent.
It has always been customary for the Club to have a
Roman banquet each year and for each member to
come dressed as a famous Roman citizen and to give a
brief talk on whom he represents. There is an old say-
ing, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do," and
therefore at the Banquet the food is served in the
manner in which the Romans were served and songs
are sung in Latin between courses.
Jflodes in Jfluuuerr Club
President . .
Secretary . .
President . .
Vice-President . .
Secretary . .
Reporter . .
. jean Kresse
. Jayne Traller
. . julian Isen
. Waneta Mullen
. George Miura
. Albert Andre
. Stanley Haskin
. Kiyoshi Minami
. Guy Rowell
. Bill Clark
Motley in Muuuerf Club
The Modes in Manners Club, as its name implies, is
an organization of girls interested in various points
of etiquette, its meetings being devoted to many dis-
This is the first year the club membership has been
open to everyone who wished to join. Previously,
new members were accepted only after the club and
faculty had voted to invite them.
An annual tea-dance reception for the graduating sen-
iors is planned by the club. Also the monthly meet-
ings in the future will be enlivened by entertainment
of different sorts.
Having had one successful year, the Fishermen's Club
expects to come back nexst year with a still more suc-
cessful season. In the first term of the club, it was
hard to get things going, but by the second semes-
ter, Mr. Austin, the sponsor, started traveling at a
good rate of speed.
An equipment salesman gave a talk and illustrated it
with the newest equipment. Mr. Austin showed how
to make sinkers by molding them in sand. He also
mapped out a contest in which everyone participated.
A prize was given at the end of the contest, which
included pole wrapping, casting, largest fish caught
in surf, largest fish caught off pier, etc. This contest
was judged by Mr. Casey, Mr. Tice, Mr. Burchctt,
and Mr. Austin.
Current E veuzir Club
The work of Torrance Forensic Forum this year has
been to study and discuss the various topics of cur-
rent local, national, and international happenings.
Social problems especially were studied.
Last semester the most interesting work was a debate
on "Should We recognize Russia. ' 'Members have been
divided into committees this semester, each committee
studying a certain phase of world events. Mrs. Stella
Young is the sponsor.
This is the first year that the Rifle Club has been in
existence. Under capable officers and with Mr. Mer-
ril as advisor, the Club has met with success in every-
thing that it has attempted to do. The members find
this Club very enjoyable, as well as an aid in learning
Offifm Firrt .Yemerier .Yeeand Semerier
President Harry Richhart -jack Javens
Vice-President Hito Hatada Max Smith
Secretary Bobby Elder Takashi Kivomura
Sergeant-at-Arms john Hall Hitoshi Hatada
Reporter George Isbel
The object of the Science Club is to create interest in
the scientific objects the world as many new scientific
objects are being made every day. During the course
of the year many interesting speakers have spoke on
such scientific things as Photography, Naval Archi-
tecture, Radio, Moving Pictures, Talking Pictures.
etc. The members have taken or expect to take two
or more years of science and are eager to know more
of this useful subject. Mr. Waddingham, sponsor.
Ojiter: Firrt .Yemener .Yerand Semester
President Lillian Smith Della Angel
Vice-President Henry Hanson Henry Hansen
Secretary Della Angel Gertrude Mowry
Reporter Ethel Creighton Ethel Creighton
The Library Club is a new organization this year.
When the Library Club was being organized, Mrs.
Henderson, from the Torrance City Library, gave a
talk about books and authors. She told us about
books and authors which will always be remembered,
and some which'are popular, but will soon be forgot-
After the second regular meeting in which the officers
were elected a Christmas party was held.
At special intervals such as holidays and great mens
birthdays, books on that certain topic will be chosen
by the members of the Club for the use of pupils in
the school. Reports on books will be printed in the
T.N.T. Reports on books will also be kept in the card
catalog for future reference. The show case may also
Pins for the Club were chosen. They are in the shape
of a book with the letters L.C. on them.
Many other things are planned for this Club, and it
will probably be one of the most interesting and helpful
clubs in the school.
President . . Richard Colburn
Vice-President . Esther Terry
Secretary . . . joy Fossum
Treasurer . . Joy Fossum
Sergeant-at-Arms james Shidler
Reporter . . . Margaret Floyd
The Camera Club was organized for the purpose of
managing the photography in the Annual. All the
members are interested in photography either as a hob-
by or as a vocation. Most of the pictures which are
appearing in the Annual were taken by Mr. Wright
who is sponsor of the Camera Club.
james Shidler, as Chairman of Photography on the
Torch staff, took some of the pictures.
Ojimtr Firrt .fzmerfer Second .femeucr
President Mr. Tice Betty Dalton
Secretary joan Klink jean Hasking
Treasurer Betty Dalton Delaine Crook
Reporter Philip Jensen
The Archery Club has been organized for two semes-
ters. The purpose of the Club is for the students to be
able to become skillful with the use of a bow and ar-
rows. The Club members each made their bow and
arrows during the lirst semester in order to save mon-
ey. The Club has had several shooting matches. They
are planning to make a better club in the future. The
constitution ofthe Club limits the number of members
The Radio Class conducts various activities involving
different phases in Radio. Some of these different act-
ivities are construction and testing of radio receivers,
learning to use the telegraph key and studying to pass
the amateur examination, learning to set up and oper-
ate portable transmitters in the event of a disaster
such as earthquake or flood, transmitting with port-
able apparatus from one part of the School ground to
another, and other interesting work.
Mr. Waddingham is the instructor, and deserves credit
for the enthusiastic response of this class and the
progress it has made.
Model Airplane Club
The Model Airplane Club was started this semester
during one of the two recreation periods and is
under the leadership of Mr. Casey. The first five
weeks were not so successful, although a few mem-
bers made some planes and at various times speakers
talked on the methods of construction of aeroplanes.
The Model Airplane Club has grown steadily until
now there are a little over thirty members who are
actively engaged in the building of planes. Quite a
few of the students have planes which were successful
in their flights.
The Club officers were elected: President, Paul Kasper,
Vice-President, Hubert McClure, and Secretary and
Treasurer, Paul Hippik.
The sketch club consists of High School and Junior
High School students who are interested in art and
who wish to develop their natural talent.
This club meets once a month during school time, and
once a week on Thursdays after school. Life drawing
is the most interesting to these students. However
almost any phase of art may be taken up during this
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who was still a young man when he so no-
bly died for his country's honor, and to his
galant spirit, we dedicate the Athletic Chap-
ter of the 1934 Torch.
One phrase made one man famous. This man
was Captain James Lawrence, with his his-
toric "Don'r give up the ship!" Spoken at a
critical moment and indicating an inflexible
spirit, it has been taken as representative of
the highest type of Amerian character.
Neither the fury of battle, the anguish of a
mortal wound, nor the horrors of approach-
ng death, could subdue his gallant spirit.
His dying Words were, "Tell the men to
fight harder and not give up the battle! The
colors shall wave while I live! Don't give
up the ship!"
in Torrance High
In the past year a new era in Torrance High Athletics
was born. A spirit was created that bodes no good for
future opponents. The Tartar tasting victory, found
it much to his liking.
No longer does he take the lield with that half-beaten
spirit. He goes into the game with an air of confidence
that is echoed by an enthusiastic Student Body.
Looking into the future, if the athletes and Student
Body manifest the same spirit, I see nothing but
success ahead for Torrance High athletics. But success
cannot be built on idle talk or the work of a few.
It needs the whole-hearted co-operation of every
individual in the School. It means hard work. It
means a continuance of the spirit that has been
manifested in the past year.
If we all pull together and help one another, if we
will accept criticism in the spirit that it is given, if
we do not leave the job to the other fellow, if we
hold our heads high and shout Torrance High to the
rest of the world, our accomplishments will surpass
our fondest dream and we will take our rightful place
with the leaders of Southern California high schools.
BERNARD J. DONAHUE
Football Seaton 1933
The football season was not as successful as anticipat-
ted. The Tartars won only one game to finish the sea-
son ir: a tie for sixth place. Much experience, how-
ever was gained by players who will be back next
year to carry on for Torrance High.
Football was characteristic of the other sports in the
sense of a predominant fighting spirit and a "never
say die" morale which caused every opponent to fear
The highlight of the season occurred when Tor-
rance featured a surprise victory over a highly touted
Leuzinger squad. This game was hard fought from
beginning to finish, and the Tartars deserve a great
deal of credit for the spirit which enabled them to
come from behind three times and emerge victorious.
Torrance High School will be represented in a new
league next year and outstanding results are expect-
ed, as the Tartars will be able to display their class
against schools of corresponding size and strength.
Milton Everett, Captain ,,.,, Cmrfr U, ..s, jim Grubbs
Kenneth Haslam ,,,..... Left Guard .,.. .,,,,.. l-I al Smith
Hiroshi Hatada W- .... Right Guard .... , .,,,.. john Nady
john Elder ...,...., , -,, Left Tackle .....,e Massaki Shimatsu
Roger McGinnis ,,....,. Right Taclzl: ..,,,. Homer Kirkpatrick
Gar Johnson ,.-,,, ,..,. L :ft End ,,,. -...,,, C arl Paxman
john McFadden ,U ,,.. Right End ,- ,U Willard Barnett
Emilio Adamoli , , , ,,,. Quamrbaclz -.,, ,.,, C letus McLean
Harold Watson , -U ..., Left Halfbatk -...., --.., B ill Acree
-Iackjavens .,.., ,,,,.,. K ighl Halfbutlz .,... ,,,. B ob Wertz
Theodore Adzovich ,,,,,. , - Fulllmrk ..., , ,, Guy Rowell
Cmterr: james Shidler, Harry Richart, Frank Thompson.
Guardr: Fred Ralston, Cleo Long, Francis Mowry.
Tackler: Bert Hoffman, Pete Mason, Bob Woosley.
Ends: Kenneth Fess, Gene Tolson.
Halfbarkrs Hubert Luck, Takashi Kiyomura, Walter Amyrauld,
First row: Fred Ralston, Hitoshi Hatada
John Nady, Carlyle Wright, Robert Wertz.
Second row:Hal Smith,Cletus McLean, Bill
Acree, Roger McGinnis, George Bradford.
Third row: Carl Paxman, Garland johnson,
Theodore Adzovich, Harold Watson, Hubert
Fourth row: Susumi Ishikawa, Guy Rowell,
Milton Everett, Capmin, Homer Kirkpatrick,
Fifth row:John Elder, Emilio Adamoli, Massa-
ki Shimatsu, Francis Mowry, Frank Thomp-
Sixth row: jack Javens, Bert Hoffman, Pete
Mason, Cleo Long, Coach Donahue.
Narbonne 9.6, Torrance o
The Torrance Tartars were defeated by the Narbonne
Gauchos, 26 to O, in their opening game of the Ma-
rine League season. Both teams were evenly matched
in size, with Narbonne having a decided edge in ex-
perience. Narbonne scored as the result of long runs,
the Tartars not being fast enough to catch the speedy
The outstanding players for Torrance were two Sen-
iors. Captain "Mi1t" Everett was the outstanding
defensive player on the field. He was in every play
and stopped most of the Narbonne attack. Kenneth
Haslam also playeda good defensive game, and his
great offensive playing was line to watch. His assign-
ments were well handled and his blocking was clean
Torrance zo, Leuzinger IS
The Tartars upset the dope bucket and defeated,
to the tune of 20 to 15, a heavy Leuzinger team in the
most thrilling and spectacular football game ever
waged on the Torrance gridiron.
The line plunging and open field running of Adzovich
and Watson, the passing by johnson, and the pass-
catching of javens and McFadden, were the Tartar
offensive highlights of the game. ,Everett's defensive
work was good, Smith and Hatada each played a
line game at guard positions. Adamoli, quarterback,
displayed a fine choice of plays.
Torrance first scored when McFadden, on an end
around play, galloped twenty yards for a touchdown.
javens made the second score when he caught a
beautiful thirty-yard pass thrown by Johnson. Adzo-
vich converted after both scores. The Tartars made
their final touchdown in the last minute of play, With
the ball on their own twenty-yard line and trailing 14
to 15, Torrance uncorked two passes that resulted in
a touchdown and victoryl
Torrance o, Banning o.
Torrance held Banning to a scoreless tie in the third
game of the season. Both teams were evenly matched,
and neither could gain an advantage. In the fourth
quarter Torrance had the ball deep in Banning ter-
ritory, but lack of time prevented them from score-
ing.Watson, Adzovitch, andjavens, gained much yard-
age, and McFadden caught several long passes for sub-
stantial gains. Johnson, Watson, Captain Everett
I-latada and McFadden featured on the defensive and
were largely responsible for holding Banning's power-
ful offense in check.
El Segundo 18, Torrance o.
The Tartars were surprised by an unexpected defeat
of 18 to 0 by the El Segundo Oilers in the fourth
game of the season. Torrance was, perhaps, overcon-
fident and their opponents were badly under-rated.
Torrance was considerably weakened in the second half
because of injuries received by I-latada, Haslam, Cap-
tain Everett, Adzovitch, Watson, and Shimatsu.
Rowellhlavens, Smith, and McFadden played bang-
up football throughout the whole game, as did the
other fellows who were forced to the side-lines be-
cause of injuries received.
Gardena 19, Torrance o
Torrance lost the fifth game to Gardena, 19 to O. Five
regular players were on the bench due to injuries re-
ceived the week before, but the reserves put up a good
fight. Three long baffling, passes were responsible for
the Gardena scores.
Guy Rowell played a smashing game at fullback, and
despite his shoulder injury, was an excellent ground-
gainer. Hatada played a Hue game at guard until he
was carried off the field with three cracked ribs. Mc-
Fadden and Captain Everett were outstanding defens-
ive players. " Milt," in the tinal quarter, intercepted a
long forward pass on his own ten-yard line, and raced
seventy-five yards before being tackled.
Bell 45, Torrance 6.
The powerful Bell Eagles completely outclassed the
Tartars and walloped them 45 to 6 in the final game of
the 1933 season. Torrance, however, was the only
team to score on Bell this season.
Rowell was the only Tartar back who could penetrate
Bell's heavy line, and he played a fine defensive game.
Captain "Milt" played the best game of his four-
year career as varsity center. He blocked three kicks,
recovering one of them in the end zone for the only
touchdown scored against Bell this year.
This game ended the high school careers of seven
players. The following Tartars have cleaned the mud
from their cleats for the last time: Captain Milton
Everett, Kenneth Haslam, John Elder, Horner Kirk-
patrick, Guy Rowell, Emilio Adamoli, and Mas-
Basketball Seaman I 9 3 3
The Basketball Season of 1933 produced another hard
righting group of athletes at Torrance High School.
The teams, while not winning many games, put all
they had into every game, and it cannot be said that
they lacked a proper fighting spirit. Every game was
marked by clean play and good sportsmanship on the
part of our boys, and they certainly demand the res-
pect and cheers of the Student Body.
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The Varsity Team this year was composed entirely of
veterans. All the players were Seniors and had at least
two or three years of experience. The Varsity players
were easily one of the outstanding teams in the
League, but "Old Lady Luck" was against them, and
two victories in league competition were all they
Milan Micanovich ,,,,,.. Left Forward ..,,,, .,.. G ale Travers
Eldridge Warrington ,-... Righrhrward ,--,, ,.., G eorge Kubo
' Gasper Russo
Vladimir Mieanovieh ,,,,, Left Guard ...... ...... T Cd Mfffill
Ted Yamamoto --,---,-- Right Guard .,,., ,,,-, V ernon Coil
Cornelius Peet ,,,-,,,-,,,, , Cmrer .,,t, - ....
George Isbell ,,...,-. , ,T , Subrtifute ,... .... B ill DCUUV
Leuzinger zo, Torrance 8.
The Tartars travelled to Leuzinger for their first league
game and were defeated 20 to 8. Playing on a dirt court
was a handicap to the Tartars, and consequently they
lost the game. The team work of the Torrance boys
was consistent and functioned well despite the handi-
cap that slowed up their offence.
Torrance 31, Narbonne 19.
Pledged to avenge the defeat suffered by our foot-
ball team at the hands of Narbonne, the Tartars
xompletely outclassed and walloped our ancient ri-
vals in the second game of the season. The final score
was 32 to 19. The team played brilliantly and scored
an unpredicted victory.
"Pansy" Warrington was high-point man of the
game, as he swished the ball through the hoop for
16 points. Cornelius Peet and Milan Micanovich star-
red by Consistent handling of the ball, and Vladimir
Micanovich, with the aid of Ted Yamamoto, held
Narbonne's offense in check.
El Segundo 18, Torrance 11.
El Segundo was the cause of the Tartars' second de-
feat of the season. The Tartars were probably a little
over-confident, due to their victory over Narbonne,
and consequently took it on the chin 18 to 12.
The Torrance boys played a listless game, which was
marked by errors. The game as a whole was slow and
Banning 2.1, Torrance II
The Championship Banning quintet took the Tartars
into camp 22 to 11 in the fourth game. This game was
one of the hardest fought of the season and the com-
petition was very keen. Torrance lacked the speed of
Banning's fast-charging forwards, but put up the usu-
al consistent game.
Jordan 30, Torrance IO
Another dirt court was the cause of another Tartar
defeat. This time the Jordan quintet was victorious
by a 30 to 10 score. The day was cold and rainy, but
alibis do not count in a victory. All we can say is
that the Blue and White warriors were the better
Torrance 36, Gardena I4
Ten boys, playing their last game for Torrance,
swished out an inspiring win over the Gardena
Mohicans in the final game of the season. This game
was a fine sendoff for a group of fellows who had giv-
en their best to bring Torrance High a successful
To Captain Vladimir Micanovich, "Pansy" Warring-
ton, Milan Micanovich, Ted Yamamoto, Cornelius
Peet, Ted Merrill, Gasper Russo, Gale Traver, George
Kubo, and Vernon Coil, we pay tribute for their fine
sportmanship and clean play.
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Our Class B Team, led by Captain Eldon Zanon,
made their season fairly successful with victories
over Banning and Gardena. Our Lightweight Team
was small in stature and number but possessed lots of
ability and spirit.
Captain Zanon at forward, Susumi Ishilcawa at center,
and Ralph Montague at forward were the main factors
in team scoring, while Lee Allen, with the aid of Earl
Clayton, was responsible for the good defensive show-
ing of the team. The prospects for a good basketball
team next year look good despite the graduation of
Zanon, Ishikawa, Bunje, and Miller.
Susumi Ishikawa r,,W,, ,,,, , Center , , , W , r,,. Sherman Allen
Eldon Zanon, Captain
Ralph Montague v,,,
, , --Lzft Farward . . - , , , , , . - Harry Lawver
Right Forward, , - , , , , ,,--Alfred Bunje
Lee Allen ,,rrr,......,.. Left Guard ,,,,,,,,,.,. Walter Bunje
Earl Clayton ,..,,,,,,,.
-Right Guard., ....,...., Jimmie Miller
.S'ub:titum.- Frank Nakaba, Willis DeWitt, Philip Jensen.
Results of Games
Torrance 23 Gardena 1 2
Torrance 14 jordan 32
Torrance 18 Banning 13
Torrance 18 El Segundo 36
Torrance 22 Narbonne 28
Torrance 16 Leuzinger 21
Track Season 1934
Champions! Torrance High School's first Track
Champion! That is the distinction gained by the 1934
edition of the Tartar Track and Field Team. The Tar-
tars opened their season with a mediocre team and
by hard work and consistent practice they were able
to work themselves up to an envied position in the
Marine League Finals which were held at South Gate
on May 3.
The Torrance "Spikesters" went through their season
undefeated and placed fourth in the finals, defeated
only by South Gate, Riis, and jordan, in what proved
to be one of the closest and hardest fought meets of
"Iron-Man" Zamperini, Hubert Luck, Captain
Sumi Ishikawa, Bob Wertz and John McFadden were
consistent winners for Torrance throughout the sea-
son and in the hnal meet.
All the school records, with the exception of three,
were broken in the last season, and next year these
records are doomed to be erased and new marks put
in their place. Bill Acree, Perry Mendenhall, LaVern
Jones, Ted Adzovich, George Isbel, Truman Waugh,
Edwin Wood, jack Javens, Milan Micanovich and
Alfred Bunje were also letter winners for Torrance.
Southern Crzlzfomm C.I.F. Family
Torrance qualified three men in the Southern Cali-
fornia Track Finals held at the Los Angeles Coliseum
on May 19. The Tartars came through in fine fashion
and made a good account of themselves.
Louis Zamperini pulled off the prize act of the day
by nabbing the mile run in the world record time of
4 min. 21.3 sec
Capt. Ishikawa placed fifth in the low hurdles and
Hubert Luck ran a Fine race in the 440 yard, only to
be nosed out of a scoring place by a whirlwind finish.
Torrance 68, Gardena 45
In the first meet of the season the Tartar Track Team
trounced Gardena by the score of 68 to 45.
Our "Iron Man" Zamperini stretched his winning
streak to twenty-five consecutive victories as he won
the 880-yard run in 2 minutes 3.6 seconds to establish
a new School record.
Hubert Luck lacked one-tenth of a second of equal-
ing the School 440 mark when he negotiated the
distance in 54.1 seconds.
Captain "Sumi" Ishikawa was high-point man of
the meet with fifteen points to his creditg and the
Team, as a whole, served notice that they would be
the "squad to beat" in the race for the championship.
Los Angeles A.A.U. Relays
Ted Adzovich, George lsbel, Hubert Luck, and Louis
Zamperini walked off with a victory in the four-man
two-mile relay race at the A.A.U. Relays held at Los
Angeles High School on March 17.
This team covered the distance in 8 minutes 34.7 sec-
onds to lead their competitors to the tape by almost
The Tartar four-man eight-hundred-and-eighty team
finished in third place due to an error on the part of
an ofhcial. The team, however, ran the distance in 1
minute and 34-5 seconds to hang up a School record
in this event. Bob Wertz,John McFadden, Bill Acree
and Hubert Luck made up the personnel of the team.
Torrance 51 8-10, Narbonne 50 5-10, Leu-
zinger 27 7-10
The fighting Torrance Tartars cleared another hurdle
in their race for the Marine League Championship
by defeating Narbonne and Leuzinger in the third
meet of the season. The meet was very close and was
not decided until the relay was run. Narbonne showed
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unexpected strength in many events and the Tartars
were lucky to win by one and three-tenths points.
The final score was Torrance 51 8, Natbonne 50.5, and
"Iron Man" Zamperini continued his winning
streak by taking the mile in 4237.4 to establish a new
School record in this event. The time also bettered
the official Marine League record for the four-lap
event. Alfred Bunie featured with a surprise second
in the mile run.
Hubert Luck also continued his undefeated march by
copping the 440 yard dash in 52.7 seconds. Luck
also won the 100 yard dash and he was largely re-
sponsible for the victory of the relay team.
Captain "Little Tarzan "Ishikawa leaped to a new
school record in the broad jump when he stretches
out for a might leap of 19 ft. 11 in.
Torrance 65 5-6,
Narbonne 52 2-3,
Jordan 7 1-2.
The Tartars continued their undefeated march by
defeating Narbonne and jordan in the fourth trian-
gular meet of the season. This meet was the highlight
of the season. The Tartar spikesters were in good
shape and consequently seven School records were
shattered and the State Mile Record was broken all
Captian Ishikawa set a new record in the low hurdle
and broad jump. "Sumi" negotiated the low barriers
in 25.4 seconds and he broadiumped 21 feet 2 1-2-
inches to hang up the best mark of the season
Hubert Luck flew the 100 yards in 10 seconds and his
team rnate BoB Wertz conquered the 220 in 25.5 se-
conds. Gasper Russo aud Edwin Wood high iumpec 2-
feet 8 inches and the relay team also established a new
Zamqerini broke the State Mile Record and the "Iron
Man" is cxpcted to crack that record this year.
1934 Torrance High Track Records
1 00 yard dash
220 yard dash H-H-h-w-
440 yard dash - - r,An - -
880 yard run ,--- - ,-,u
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120 yard high hurdles- -
220 yard lovv hurdles - -
Pole vault -w---w -- -
High jump ---k-Mw-s-,
12 lb. shot put
880 yard relay -,-,-,--
100 yard dash -,---, --
220 yard dash H--w-A-.
660 yard run Ahww - - -- -
1320 yard run -,-w-,-w
120 yard low hurdles--
70 yard high hurdles --
Pole vault -----------
10 lb. shot put
Broad jump ----- - -- -
High jump ---- ---
50 yard dash ---- -- -
50 yard dash -
100 yard dash
120 yard low
660 yard run ------ ---
Pole vault -----------
8 lb. shot put ------ - -
Broad jump ---------
High jump- --------- -
440 yard relay ---- - - - -
10 sec. ------
22.5 sec. ---- --.r
51.1 sec. --------
Zmin. 3.9 sec. ----
4 min. 21.3sec.- - -
16.4 sec. ----
25.3 sec. ----- ---
5ft. Sin. --.r
43 ft. 4in.---
21 ft. 3in.---
1 min. 34.6 seei-
10.2 sec. ----- --L
23.1 sec. ----
1 min 36 sec.---i
3 min 17 7 sec.--
9.7 sec. -------- -
11 ft. 3 in.---
47ft. 21n.- ---- --
20 ft. 3 1n.---- --
5 ft. 7 in. ---
5,4 sec. - ------- -
5.4 sec. ----- ----
14.4 sec. ----- --
1 min. 34 sec. ----
10 ft. 7 in. -
46 ft, 4in.----H
-19 ft. 6in.-,-
5ft.3in, ---- ---
49.5 SCC. - ---- -
Hubert Luck ---
Bob Wertz -----
Hubert Luck ---
Bert Merrill ----
Susumi Ishikawa --------
Gasper Russo, Ed
Bob Atchison --
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Bob Wertz ------- , ..-- 1934
Emilio Adamoli - ------- 1932
-Louis Zamperini -------- 1933
Susumi Ishikawa -------- 1934
Susumi Ishikawa-- - ---- 1933
Susumi Ishikawa- - - ---- - 1933
Milton Everett --- -- 1932
Susumi Ishikawa-- ------ 1934
Truman Waugh ------ 1934
Bill Acree ---- , --- ---- 1931
Susumi lshikawa -------- 1932
Susumi Ishikawa - - - - - - , .
10.4 sec. -----. -L
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Bill Acree ------
-Elwyn Jarrett -----------
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'Baseball Season I934
The Tartar "horsehiders" of this year completed the
most successful Baseball Season ever to be held at
Torrance High School. The team won its first four
games and dropped the final one, a championship af-
fair, to Gardena by a close score.
Largely through the efforts of Carl Paxman, the out-
standing pitcher of the Marine League, baseball inter-
est was revived at 'lorrance High. Baseball made an
excellent showing and Carl should be commended for
the light he put up to retain it.
The team was made up of inexperienced players who
should be congragulated on their fine work and play-
ing ability. Guy Rowell, Carl Paxman, Takashi Ki-
yomura, john Mc Fadden, Gar johnson, Kenneth
Haslam, Bill Cunningham, Charles Williams, Earl
Smith, Frank Nakaba, and Harry Lauver composed
this squad of hard working "bat swingers."
Torrance 9, Jordan 7.
In the opening game of the Marine League season,
Torrance conquered Jordan 9 to 2. "Irish" McFadden
featured at the bat for Torrance, driving in three runs.
Carl Paxman pitched a brilliant game of ball, allow-
iwg only four hits and striking out fifteen batsmen.
Torrance 8, Leuzinger 7
Torrance downed Leuzinger, last year's champions,
in the second game. The contest was hard fought with
heated rivalry on both sides. Cunningham, McFadden,
and Haslam were the big batting guns for Torrance,
while Rowell played a consistent game behind the
plate. Kiyomura started the mound for Torrance, but
was later replaced by Paxman, who struck out seven
and allowed four hits in the innings he pitched.
Torrance 6, Narbonne 5
The Tartar"horse hidersnsank the Narbonne Gauchos
in the next battle. The game was close. and the score
was not determined until the last man had been
thrown out. The whole team played consistent ball,
and Paxman continued his brilliant mound perfor-
mance by striking out twelve batters and limiting
Narbonne to six hits.
Torrance Io, El Segundo 8
Continuing their winning streak, the Tartars downed
the El Segundo Oilers in the fourth game. Paxman
pitched superlative ball and would have held his
opponents to very few runs had it not been for errors
on the part of his team mates. El Segundo was held
to six hits and eleven went out via the "fan out" way.
Gardena 7 Torrance 4
In the final game of the season Torrance and Gardena
waged a terrific battle for the league championship.
Torrance lost the game on errors clue to inexperience.
Paxman continued his steller pitching performance by
whifhng eight batman and establishing himself as
"strike-out-king" ofthe Marine League
The Tartar Golf Team "birdied" its way through a
very tough schedule to land in the top position in
the Marine League Golf race this season. The Golf
squad, this year, lived up to all expectations and dis-
played true championship form. The Torrance golfersk
won the championship without losing a match, and
chalked up six victories, which, added to the five
victories achieved last year, gives the local boys an
envied record of eleven wins without a defeat.
Most of the credit, for the great showing of the team,
must go to Captain Joe Disario. joe has the true Tar-
tar fighting spirit, and he always came through when
a victory was very much needed to win a match. Joe
has been the outstanding golfer in the Marine League
for the past four years, being defeated only once in
league competition. A record of 18 victories and 1 de- Q
feat in four years marks Ioe as a real "Bobby jones"
The Tartar Golf Teams that have represented Tor-
rance in the past years also hold somewhat of a re-
cord. The "divot diggers" boast a record of 16 victor-
ies, 2 defeats and 1 tie.
The team was composed this year of Captain Joe-N
Disario, first man and four-year letterman, Kenneth N
Haslam, second man and three-year lettermang Bud
Bradford, third man and three-year lettermang jim
Grubbs, fourth man playing his first year on the team,
and Roger McGinnis also playing for the first time.
The team is coached and sponsored by Mr. Burchett.
Following is the complete record of the Tartar Golf
Torrance 5 Banning O Torrance 2 Leuzinger 3
Torrance 5 Gardena O Torrance 5 Bell O
Torrance 3 Bell 2 Torrance 3 Gardena 2
Torrance 2 Leuzinger 3 Torrance 5 Banning 0
Torrance vs. Bell tie Torrance 5 Leuzinger O
Torrance 5 Gardena O Torrance 5 Banning 0
Torrance 5 Leuzinger 0 Torrance 3 Bell 2
Torrance 5 Banning O Torrance 5 Banning O
Torrance 3 Bell 2 Torrance 3 Bell 2
Torrance 5 Leuzinger O
Tennis Season I9 34
The Tartars Tennis squad, not to be outdone by the
other Torrance teams, added another championship
to those already achieved this season. '
The Torrance "racketeers" have won their five
matches by consistent play and complete knowledge
of the game. All Torrance teams of the past year have
contributed greatly to the success of the Tartar Ath-
letic season, and the Tennis Team has certainly done
The highlight of the season occured in the match
with E1 Segundo, runners up to the championship.
The match was not decided nntil the last set. The
Tartar Doubles Team, undefeated this year, came
through and Torrance emerged victorious with an
overwhelming score. The team this season is com-
posed of veterans who have gained considerable know-
ledge of the game during the past three years, due to
the expert coaching and advice of Mr. Waddingham,
The lineup is as follows:
First Singles: Homer Kirkpatrick
Second Singles: Junior Lane
First Doubles: Kenneth Fess, Ted Merrill
Second Doubles: Francis Mowry, Dale Howe
Alternates: Walter Bunie and Eugene Stegelmeyer
Results of Matches
Torrance 8 jordan 1
Torrance 9 Leuzinger 0
Torrance 8 Narbonne 1
Torrance 7 El Segundo 2
Torrance 14 Gardena 11
This year owing to the new school system, the girls
earned their G.A.A. points in a new way. Every
Tuesday night the girls stayed after school and played
basketball. Miss Klein chose the different class teams
from the girls that went out every play night. The
Junior Class won first placeg so all the girls on the
junior Team received 100 points. The other girls who
went out every Tuesday night received 25 points each.
The girls were allowed to earn G.A.A. points by
playing basketball with the different class teams
during gymnasium period, the winning team of these
games receiving 25 points. The team that won first
place in Archery or Tennis received 10 G.A.A. points.
The second seasonal sport of the year for the girls of
G.A.A. was Speedball. There were two teams, Betty
Stevenson's and Myrtle Gregg's. Gregg's team won by
a large margin. The members on her team each re-
ceived 10O points, and she 25 points in addition. All
the girls who reported to two-thirds of the practice
games received 25 points. There was a good show of
interest and pep, and both teams were more evenly
matched in their playing than the scores indicated,
The two teams who played Baseball after school were
janet Mastri's and Margaret Kibbe's. Kibbe's team
won, but they were both very evenly matched. Duc
to the wet weather baseball was the third seasonal
sport. All the girls showed great enthusiarn in play-
After Baseball the girls played Hockey for their class
and afternoon sport. Many girls were seen around
school with black eyes and sore shins, but what won't
girls do for the thrill of sports! All girls hated to
see hockey season end.
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successful. They appreciate the time and patience
Miss Bent has given to them in the developement of
girl sports, and hope that she has enjoyed them half
as much as they have her.
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that most colorful character of our
history, whose very name spells ro- 7
mance, we dedicate the Literarv 1
Chapter of our Torch. His dauntless f
courage his breath-taking exper-
iences, and even the station which
he held, have been an inspiration to writer of
both poetry and prose. Truly, our literature
would be sadly lacking without that phase
which carries our imagination back to the ex-
citing first days ofour country, and to those
times when Commodorejohn Pauljones was
making history that will live as literature
through the ages.
The White-Haired Boy
BY B11 L BURKERT, B -12
His name was Bob Park. He had been work-
ing in the same ofhce, in the same chair, and
at the same desk for seven years, and he was
getting pretty sick of ir. Yes, he was all burn-
ed up! He had a good mind to quit.
But then, jobs were pretty scarce, he didn't
know where he could get another. Besides, he
needed the sixteen dollars he was getting
Still, why shouldn't he have a better job? He
was smart, he did all his work well, he made
few mistakes. The least they could do was
to give him twenty dollars a week.
The vibrations of a heavy voice in a great
deal of anger were forcing their way through
the thick wall of the boss's office. Young
Park sat up-sounded like someone was get-
ting the gate. Miss Morley, the boss's good-
looking young secretary, hurried from the
door marked "Private"
She was in tears. Evidently she had been
Fired, because she picked up her hat and coat
and left the oflice. Ordinarily she didn't leave
until five o'clock, it was only four-thirty
Miss Wilson, the little stenographer who
worked at the desk next to Bob's, came from
the boss's office.
"Whats the matter in there? Did Morley get
the gate?" Bob asked.
"I'll say she did!" was the reply. "She was
supposed to send that contract for the job
in Arizona last week, and she didn't."
L'Can't she send it now?" '
"No!" she exclaimed, 'alt had to be there by
twelve noon tomorrow."
Bob jumped to his feet with a start. "Whats
the matter with you?" said Miss Wilson.
l'You look like you've seen a ghost or some-
Not answering, Bob ran into the boss's ofiice.
The boss didn't see or hear him enter, he was
evidently in deep thought. Bob shouted:
"Mr. Robinson! Mr. Robinsonll can get that
contract to Arizona by twelve noon tomor-
row. lf I leave now with a fast car I can just
The boss became excited. If the contract
could be signed it meant five years of pros-
perity for the J. P. Robinson Company.
"Do you think it's possible? You can try.
Take my car and hurry. Don't waste any
time." Within five minutes Bob Park was
driving the long, yellow roadster from the
garage. Two hours later he was speeding
along the highway. He was tense, every
muscle was strained. Along about midnight
he began to relax. As he sped along with
his eyes glued to the dark road ahead of him,
he began to think.
Here he was--a sixteen-dollar-a-week ofiice
boy--the only one who could pull the Com-
pany through a crisis. Well, he guessed he'd
get a better job after this. He'd even bet
they'd give him twenty-five dollars a week
Yeah---everbody else gets the breaks and
the pay checks, and he's the only one who
can deliver the goods. Well, now it was his
turn---he was getting the breaks now---this
was his big chance and he wasn't going to
muff it. He would get there by twelve 0'-
clock or die trying.
The long yellow roadster whisked through
the small town and pulled to a halt in front
of the only three-story building there. The
big clock on the side of the brick structure
said five minutes to twelve. Well, he had
BY MARTIN fFEETJ KALINA.
The cow is a female Quadruped with an Alto
Voice and a Countenance in Which there is
no Guile. She Collaborates with the Pump
in the production of a Liquid called Milk,
provides the Filler for Hash, and at Last is
skinned by Those she has Benefited, as Mor-
tals commonly are.
The cow's Tail is mounted Aft and has a Uni-
versaljoint. It is Used to Disturb marauding
Flies, and the Tassel on End has a Unique
educational Value. Persons who milk Cows
and Who have come in Contact with the
Tassel have Vocabularies of Peculiar and
made it, he knew he would. He asked the
clerk what floor thej. P. Robinson Company
offices were on.
The third floor -O.K.- He ran up the steps
three at a time. He walked into the oflicc
and said to the fat man with the short cigar
stub in his mouth, "I'm from the main
"Yes, I know," said the fat man. "I received
a phone call from-" "Yeah, I'm the little
white haired boy who is saving the day, ' 'said
Bob. " See, its' one minute to twelve. Imade
"Yes, I know. All I wanted to say was
that I got a phone call from your boss, and
he said that when you forgot to take the
The Cow has Two Stomachs. The One on
the Ground floor is Used as a Warehouse and
has No Other function. When this One is
Filled the Cow Retires to a quiet Place fwhere
her ill Manners will Occasion no Commentj
and devotes Herself to Belching. The raw
Material thus conveyed for the Second Time
to the Interior of her Face is Pulverized and
delivered to the Auxiliary Stomach, where
it is Converted into Cow.
The Cow has no Upper Plate. All of her
Teeth are packed in the Lower part of her
Face. This Arrangement was Perfected by an
efficiency Expert to keep her from Gummin g
things Up. As a Result she Bits Up and
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BY JIMMIE LEE, A-12
In most countries, my kind has never been
heard of, but in this land of liberty where
they say all men are created equal, myself
and anything like me are the centers of attrac-
tion and the new fad with everyone.
This may be a land where men are created
equal, but we jig-saw Puzzles are surely not.
Of all the Puzzles I have talked with, none
has been worked so much as myself. I've been
put together and torn apart so much that I
actually believe ifl should ever get a bad case
of the hiccoughs, I would shake myself apart.
Oh, it's a terrible fate to be in my position.
You probably wonder why Ihave been used
so much, well, I'll tell you.
After my owner and his family had given me
the once-over, they sent me to some of their
relatives in Sheboygan,Wisconsin, and, as I
was the first of my kind ever to see that part
of the country, I was given a work-out by
everyone from two to one hundred and two,
and, even at that, I think I'm lying - one
way or the other.
Babies cried for me, old folks sighed for me,
and even boys and girls and sensible people
sighed for megand, so, one by one, they tore
me apart and threw me together again until
I expected my heart to fail me, butl did
live through it, as you take for granted.
I was worked by every hayseed politician,
radio announcer, and sane person in town.
Ican never forget a certain house that I was
It was early one Saturday morning that I was
carried into this household, and although I
d1dn't know it at the time, I was to be
manhandled, womanhandled, babyhandled,
and dismantled for a week to come.
I've been called some mighty bad names in
my life, but, oh, you should have been with
me on this particular occasion. Parrots and
sailors had nothing on that family. I was
cursed up, cursed down, cursed at, and cursed
about until I felt like cursing myself, but oh!
did my picture turn green when I had to
grin and bear it?
You see, I am very modest, and I blush easily.
As a matter of fact, when my picture was put
on my face, my face turned about seventeen
different colors, and, as far as I know, has
been that way ever since, but I must get back
to my adventures.
Several times I thought that I was going
to be thrown into the fire by this profane
family of murderers, but Iguess they remem-
bered that my life did not belong to them.
and so, they did not end it by such a drastic
The next family I was turned over to was
surely of contrast to the last one. This fam-
ily was a nice, easy-going one, and let me
tell you, I had a rest in this house that was
most royally welcome. When these people
finished putting my numerous, puzzling pie-
ces together, they all looked at me and
smiled, and I have often wondered what
beautiful picture they were looking at.
The reasonl wonder is that I have never
been able to get in the right position to see
what my picture looked like. Strange, isr1't
it? ' . I
Once I was talking to my cousin, Crossword
Puzzle, KI know it sounds funny, but we Puz-
zles are a big familyj and he said that new fads
come and go with the same speed.
He told me his story. He said that his career
took place in a miniature-golf course, and it
clidn't even last an evening. He has hated
golf courses ever. since then, because he was in
one when he lost his job in this depression.
QI believe the Puzzles on his side of the family
have the shortest careers of any of the Puz-
zles anyway j
Nevertheless he has the laugh on that cer-
tain golf-course right now because he told me
that it was nothing but a weed patch now,
and that the "old greens there ain't what
they used to be."Well, here we are off again
so we'll have to get back on the subject.
Ihave been transferred from good families
to bad families off and on ever since I left
my girl. Oh, no, no! that's ai different story,
what I really mean is ever since I left the
quiet, peace-loving family. My experiences
have been many, since then, but I will not
attempttoirelate any of them except the last
One day I was taken to an old and disrupted
looking building. When I got inside, much
to my astonishment, I found out that it was
a home for disabled soldiers. Was I happy?
I lay-about home on the tables and chairs,
taking it easy for three long weeks, just pon-
dering over the past, experiences of my tire-
some yet happy life. ' Q " -?'i ' A ' I
I was never mishandlcd or thrown about in
any way, and I was not sworn at oncefun-
less it was behind my back, but even good
things canft last forever, and my case was no
exception to the rule. I soon found out that
what my cousin said about new fads going
as soon as they came was true, and I found it
out from personal experiences I
Even though I was not mishandled nor treat-
ed badly while in use when this group .of
very hospitable soldiers tired of me, which
they did finally, my pieces were somewhat
scattered about. Iwas, at last, picked up,
swept up, and as far as the soldiers were con-
cerned, all " washed up," and put inumy
little yellow box. I was taken to the attic
and placed upon a high shelf, and there sat
for-well, I really don't know how long I
did sit there. A
It was so dark in that attic that I lost all
track of time. But, anyway, one day some-
one eame up to the attic and put a large box
on the same shelf with me, and, in so doing,
knocked me off the shelf, and Ifell down in
between the walls of his home for disabled
soldiers somewhat disabled myself. ,
To this day I am lying where I fell, just ly-
ing by myself. In fact I'm the only one there
is to lie to now.
And, so, I have told you my history, my bad
luck, and many other lies, but, let me tell you,
it's no fun to end up as a "fugitive from a
lame gang." . . I -
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Finals, finals, everywhere
With drops and drops of ink
And not a teacher who'll leave the room
And allow a guy to "think."
Mrs. Engel fin Public Speaking Classj :And now, Mr.
Adzovich, what is your rnost besetting sin?
Adzie: Vanity. Why, I stand in front ofa mirror for
hours, and admire my handsomeness.
Carny: That's not vanity, that's imagination.
Mrs. Young: Do you think we should recognize
Gene Tolson: The way things are, we can't even rec-
ognize the United States.
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New and Used Furniture
Full Line of Columbia
Local and Long Distance
Hauling and Moving
BY HELEN SMITH, A-12
It stood quite alone on the hill, this beauti-
ful pine tree, quite unharmed by the years
of wind and rain it must have endured. It
was green and sturdy and it reminded one
of something or ratherof something living
fully and beautifully. The spot on which the
pine stood commanded a perfect view of the
valley below which was dotted with green
patches of cultivated land and graceful,
This day I had climbed the hill to look
more closely at the lone pine, and as I drew
nearer to the spot on which it stood, I saw
I knew his visit to the tree was not prompt-
ed by curiosity as was mine, for his eyes
seemed to see nothing as he looked in its
direction, he didn't see me until I was very
close to him. I began to feel as ifI had
walked on forbidden ground, and I felt not
at all easy about it.
"I saw it from below," I ventured to say,
"and it was so beautiful I wanted to see it
"It is that," he answered quietly."It would
be a fitting monument to anyone,-and it is
I nodded, although I didn't quite understand
him. I was wondering how old this man
could be. I imagined he had looked the same
ten years ago. He was tall and powerfully
built, and his hair was thick but quite gray.
"Who was he?" I finally asked cautiously.
"I'd like to tell you about him, young lady,"
he answered. "That is,-what there is to tell."
"He was a wonderful lad, and everyone loved
him. He was the favorite son of my father,
and the two of them were much devoted to
"My father and I gave him his early school-
ing so he could spend his time among the
hills which he loved so much.
HBut even then he only studied because my
father wanted him to. His mind was always
with the things outdoors, book learning
didn't hold much for him.
"Well, as he grew older, father had taught
him all he could, so he sent him to the city
to get a better education. For the first time
in his life my brother openly rebelled at his
father's wish because he so hated leaving all
this." The man said this including the whole
country side in a sweeping gesture.
The parting was quite as hard for my father
but he thought he was doing the right thing
for the boy.
"My brother lost his health fast in the city.
Finally they sent him home and he was very
sick, he died before long." His voice was
even more quiet now.
"About the last thing he did was to make us
promise that we would never send him away
again. He was buried here because he had al-
ways said, as a boy, that he could watch the
whole world from here, that is, all his world,
and this pine is his monument. "He was silent
for a moment, and than he said "I suppose
you think it's queer that I've told you this. "
He didn't seem to expect an answer so I
didn't reply. It began to grow dark, and
there were a few stars in the sky. I glanced
at the man, and he was gazing down into
the valley. He seemed to have forgotten I
"I thank you for telling me the story" I
said and I left him.
When I had reached the foot of the hill, I
looked back at the beautiful pine tree which
was now black against the horizon, and this
poem of Robert Louis Stevenson's came to
Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie
Glad have Ilived, and gladly die,
And I lay me down with a will.
"This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be.
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter, home from the hill."
Serene are the majestic glaciers
in their tranquil mood,
As they lie on the edge of
a virgin solitude.
Immense are the floating bergs
as they drift among the floes
Seeking their solitary course
where the aurora glows
Chaste are the fields of ice
in the great white waste
Where a portion of insignificance
man does taste.
Haley BY JAYNE TRALLER, A-11
There are holes and holes and more holes,
big holes, little holes, good holes, bad
holes, key holes, dark holes, holes in dough-
nuts, holes in pockets, and holes in cheese.
The world is full of holes, and nearly every-
where we go we may get into one of them.
It seems to me that the subject of holes has
been much neglected. Aristotle, Newton, and
Miliken have all overlooked the important
problem of holes so I have taken it on my
shoulders to enlighten the untutored world
One of the most famous of the big holes is
the Grand Canyon. Legend has it that this
canyon was formed when a Scotchman
dropped a nickel into a gopher hole, how-
ever, we of more superior intelligence believe
it must have been at least a dollar.
Little holes are sometimes great nuisances and
cause much loss of time and a great deal of
trouble. I refer to holes in radiators and gas
tanks. Many a motorist has driven along
unaware that he is leaving a trail of water
or gasoline behind him
When he does discover this, however, his
face usually turns violently red, his eyes bulge
out, and he emits a string of words which
cause his feminine passengers to discreetly
cover their shocked ears. This only shows
what a bad effect holes may have on the
moral of the world.
As little holes go, the holes in a golf course
are important. People spend huge amounts
of money and time violentlv' trying to knock
a little ball into these holes. To some people,
a "hole in one" is an event that makes an
epoch in history.
The hole in a ring is a very convenient thing.
What good would a ring be without a hole
in it? The man who first discovered holes
probably never realized what they would
someday mean to the jeweler. The blushing
bride would probably blush harder than ever
were a nervous groom vainly trying to push
a holeless ring onto her finger.
Some of the worst holes are those that lie
in the ground wickedly waiting to stub a
poor toe or strain an innocent ankle.
All of the millions of keys in the world
would be useless were it not for key holes.
Key holes are both useful and harrnful.They
have probably helped to prevent thousands
of burglaries, but they have been the cause
of the chastisement of thousands of little
boys who have been caught peeking through
Dark holes are usually found in nightmares
or gruesome pirate tales, but with these
lacking, there are still dark wells and caves
to terrorize timid souls. How many little
boys have risked their lives to gaze into the
mysterious depths of a well or to explore the
deepest corners of a dark cave.
Some holes are mysterious, elusive things.
For instance, thereis the hole ina doughnut
When a doughnut is eaten, the hole suddenly
disappears without being consumed itself.
Before our eyes it has vanished into thin air.
Such holes as these actually border on the
As an example ofa bad hole there is a hole
in a pocket. How many nickels and dimes
and even illustriouslquarters have been lost
forever because of the presence of an inviting
avenue of escape in someone's pocket! Think
of the great sorrow that holes in pockets have
caused the world!
Swiss cheese depends on holes for its pop-
ularity and quality. Think of what a hole
means to the cheesemaker. He surely blesses
that person who invented it. Holes are even
more blessed to the cheese gourmet who
specializes in the famous swiss variety.
To be "in the hole" is one of the greatest
ignominies that can occur in a person's life.
In playing cards, people most often find
them selves in this deplorable situation. This
usually causes great embarrassment and the
misery and discomfort of digging into one's
After stock market crashes or bank panics
large numbers of people find themselves "in
the hole." Then how painful and tedious it
is to climb out! In concluding this learned
thesis, I have only one more subject to treat.
What is a hole? Can the great scientists and
thinkers of the world solve this problem?
Perhaps some day there will come into the
world a great thinker who can explain the
hole, but, nevertheless a hole is a hole and
will probably continue to be one till the end
I havea little dog named Brownie,
His fur is soft and downy.
His eyes are blue,
And his tale is black,
And we all love him,
But our old gray cat.
He chases cats and sometimes dogs,
And he eats just like a great big hog.
He likes sweets and candy,
And I sure think he's a dandy.
-Billie Andrus, B-8 -1
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Vernon Coil: "Why do you look so pained?"
Billy Denny: "I'm lazy."
Vernon: "What's that got to do with it?"
Billy: "I'm sittin' on a lighted cigarette."
Laurella fafter much persuasionj : "Oh, all right, since
you insist. What shall I play?" fon the accordionj
Myrtle M: "Anything you like. It's only to disturb
the neighbors. "
You hung my moon,
You fixed my star,
Why did you shove them
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Dorothy McMillan, indignantly: "What do you want
Po.liceman: "You were going 60 miles an hour."
Dorothy: "Sixty miles an hour? Why I haven't been
out of the house over 10 minutes."
Mr. Wright: "If there are any dumbells in the room,
please stand up."
A long pause, and then jimmy Grubbs stood up.
"What, do you consider yourself a dumbel1?"
Jimmy: "Well, not exactly that. sir, but I hate to see
you standing all alone."
Paul Drury handed in his exam paper, on which he
said, "Please see Tolson's paper for my answers."
Margaret C: "How did you enjoy the aud call?"
Hubert Mc: "Not so goodg I never can sleep well the
first day in a strange auditorium."
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'Entrance Qgigh Sthnnl lihrarg
Processional, "March of The Kings". . . French
"While Shephards Watched Their Sheep". 17th Century
"I Stand Beside the Manger Stall". . . Bach
"The Three Kings" . . .Early Catalan
"Beautiful Savior" .Twelfth Century
Motet ....... Bralnnr
A. "Create in Me, O God, a Pure Heart"
B. "O Cast Me Not Away from Thy Countenancen
C. "Grant Unto Me the Joy of Thy Salvation"
Recessional,"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" English
This program was given in the School Library to an invited group of Faculty
and pupils, because the School auditorium was condemned. ,
The same program was given at the Teachers Institute, and over KFI.
Upon a nice big prancing bay.
U hunting I would go one day
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Along with me a gun so rare
I took to shoot alittle hare.
But not all was well, for in a dell
I spied a panther there
Away we flew, for well I knew
That this was not a hare
Down the trail toward home we
Atop the bay---twas hard to sit,
But did I fall? Nay, not a. bitg
With great distress I conquered it.
When peaceful was my nag again
I sensed a rabbit in a gleng
I stopped, as is a hunter's habit,
ok aim and threw my shotgun at it
At night I often sit and wonder
If 'twere not great risk for such small plunder
But always do I come to this-
'Tis fine to hunt without a miss.
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sang the queerest strains to me. They tell
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and war his hun red thousan s o the very best of men 5
but I Ctwas thus the bottle spokel but I have conquered more
than all your famous conquerors, so feared and famed of yore.
Then come, ye youths and maidens, come drink from out my
cup the beverage that dulls the brain and burns the spirit up 3
that puts to shame the conquerors that slay their scores be-
low: for this has deluged millions with its lava tide of
' I, woe. Though in the path of battle, darkest Waves of
Qclrdll blood may roll, yet whileI killed the body, I have
' damned the very soul. The cholera, the fire
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John Schroeder: "I second the commotion."
Bud B. "Can I get a new nose here for ten dollars?"
Nurse: "For ten dollars? With pleasure!!
Bud: "How much Without the pleasure?"
Ted Merrill: "So sorryl bumped into you. I didn'r
Roger McGinnis: "Flarrcrcr!"
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Louis flron-manj : "Go ahead and make fun of meg
but don'r forget char chere'l1be a crowd ar the track
meet just to watch me run."
Ruth Banks: "Oh, so you're one of those people who
think threc's a crowd."
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of Esther: " Oh I sold him Dad's clothes and all the dis
scarded furniture in the garage.
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Mrs. Kelly: "What is cow hide chiefly used for?"
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Johny Mc.5 "Do you really like conceited men better
than the other kind?"
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