Torrance High School - Torch Yearbook (Torrance, CA)
- Class of 1939
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Text from Pages 1 - 108 of the 1939 volume:
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Undergoing a complete though gradual change,
Torrance High School now takes its place among
the leaders of the Los Angeles School System. From
a small-town school it has evolved into a competent
student-controlled organization New courses ol
study have been inaugurated and a Vocational
Guidance system has been established. Expansion
has made necessary the erection of several new
buildings, of which the Assembly Hall stands as an
example of modern beauty and utility. In addition,
Torrance has gained supremacy in the athletic field.
The school is now taking its rightful place in
community life. A cooperative understanding has
been established between the school and the
churches, the service clubs, the merchants, and the
These improvements have been brought about by
a man who came to Torrance High School as prin-
cipal, tour short years ago. The debt we owe him
can never be repaid. To our friend, Thomas Elson,
in gratitude tor his foresight, his keen understand-
ing, and his ceaseless efforts, we dedicate the 1939
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Tremendous advances made by photography
throughout the past half century stand as an
inspiring symbol of our twentieth century World.
Modern photography lives as a record oi the course
of our civilization in the cultivation ot art, industry,
and science. As the present craze for candid camera
depicts the American people in their pursuit of
everyday living, so We in turn hope to grasp and
preserve a representative portion of our high school
activities and careers Within these iew pages. Thus,
We are able to visualize past and present, and
through their comparison, in some measure, realize
the unlimited horizons of tomorrow.
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Business Manager .
Assistant Business Manager
Van Ness Barnard
Bill Buckley, Clyde Anderson, Van
, Barnard, Ioe Van Kralingen
Edgar McDonald, Bill Bosche,
Harry Raymond, Claude Mitchell,
I I ' I ' lCo-editors
. Associate Editor
. Marvin Lee
Don Hitchcock, Agnes Sopchinsky
Arlys Possum, Mina Hormell, David Ross Repfxlferfs
Classes . Helen Weir, Lorraine Bedabow Vlfglnlfif Legg' AU1'1UClell C101-1T1Cl'1
Faculty . Coral Lindeman, Polly Bartlett Sponsors
Ethel Burnham, lvan Grigsby,
lulie Shaver, Audrey Stanley
Ada Chase, lohn Haig
This year, more than ever before, has The Torch been a student project. With
the theme of the Candid Camera as an inspiration, pictures have been made ot all
phases ot school lite. Except for the class pictures, all Shots have been taken and
developed by members of the Camera Club, especially Edgar McDonald, and their
sponsor, Mr. Grigsby, or by other students. lt has afforded them immeasurable
pleasure and experience. '
Leech Schroeder, Woodcock,
lUNlOR HIGH PRESIDENTS
Stewart, Alvorson, Icxckson, R. Miller
Hotler, Benner, Locke, Zornperini, York
lst Semester Oificers 2nd Semester
Henry Pupkoit ,......,.... ..,..,...... P resident ..e......,.., ...,..... A rthur Woodcock
Georgina Tiffany .i,,,,.,,. .,,,,..,.... V ice President ..,..,r.,.... ......................... . .Iohn Hall
Virginia Trcxller ....,.,.,,.. ,,,,,,..., - ....,.. S ecretdry ..,.r.......,....... ..,,,.... N orinne Schroeder
Arthur Woodcock ,......,.. .....,,,..,. C ommissioner of Finance .......... ......e.. M crvin Goettsch
Bill Stewart ,,,,t..,...,.,.,, ...,... . .. W Commissioner of Athletics ........ , ....,...,....... Bill Stewart
Merle McHenry ........, .......... C ommissioner of Entertainment ,..,,,,, ....,....,. H elen Weir
Dick Beecher. ,,,,.,.,. ....... C ommissioner of Group Control ..,...,,,,. ............. D ick Beecher
Muriel Alverson ,,,.,,,,. ..,,,,,. G irls' Self Government President ,,...,.., .......... P hyllis Schultz
Ray Richhcirt, ,... .,.,,,. B oys' Self Government President t.,.,,.., ..,,......,,, H cxrold Mcfssie
Kenneth Perkins .,,,,,,,., ..,..,.,...i,. A dvertising'Mcmciger ,v....l..... ..... ......... K e nneth Perkins
Georgina Tiiianyn, ,.,..., ..,,,i.,.,.,. G .A.A. Presidente.- ,....,.,,,. .. ............. Lucile Acree
Bert Lcimb .,.. .,......,,........,.,.,,,,,, ,..,,,,., ,...,..., S t or ge Crew Mcmoger .....,..,,...., ..,..,,,,, ,,...,,,,,,.,.,,,,,.,,.. B e rt Lcxrnb
Dick Leech .,,,,,.,Y,.,,.,,., .,...,..t.,....,...,........,,,,..... I unior High President ,,,,,,...,., ......,.,.,.....,.,,,,,.... G eorgia Billingsly
lohn Gcxndsey, Dcxvid Figueredo, Iohn Schwctrtz, Bill Stewcr
rt, Dctvid Figuere-do
Adviser ..t...........,...,, ,,,,, . .............,,..,.,,,,..,,......... ..,.....,.,.,t,, .....,.,......,,.,.,,..i,....,ii,.,,i,.,i,,,,,-,,,,,,,,t,,,,,,,, , ,
Wallace, Sheehan, Richardson, Trezise,
Top Row: Hatter, Woodcoclc,
Mendez, Disario, Woodburn.
Pierson, DeBra, H a m IH o n cl,
Smith, Kelly, Walls, Daniels.
Nuckles, Mrs. Haflner, Murrey.
CONSUMER'S RESEARCH CLASS
B. Figuredo, York, Beecher, D.
Figuredo, White, Emerson,
Smith, Bob Hatter, Mary
Wooclcock, Norma Hammond, Stuart
Paul Pierson, Iames Weir, Kieth God .
Elden De Long. Tuba-Edwin Row
Rose Mary Disario.
Violins-Thomas Nuclcles, Barbara
Walls, Iarnes Woodburn. Trumpet--Billy Kelly,
Iarnes Prime. Saxophone-Gabriel Mendoz. Trombone-
Drums-Beatrice Murrey, Doris Daniels, I. A. Barrington. Xylophone-
Events-Tartar Court, Tartar Knight Dances, Excursions to lohn Marshall and Alexander l-lamilto
h Schools. ,
Officers 2nd Semester
Captain .......Ir. Richardson
lst Lieutenant ......... ............... B ill Stewart
Lieutenant .,.,,. Harold Trezise
.. Mr. Elson
' Rossi .......
Bill Stew ....,..,...
ltlllltllllltil NEWS TIIHIIH
Special Events: Publication of Torrance News.
Attending Marine League Press Meetings.
Editor-in-chief .,,,.,,,.,.......,,,,,..,,....., David Figueredo
Editor, ,,,,,,,,,t,,.,,,,,, ,,.,,,,,,........,..,,,.,, M arvin Goettsch
Sports Editors ,..,, ,,,Bi1l Stewart, Iohn Schwartz
Tartar Sauce ,,,i,. ,.,......,..A..,.,.........., P hyllis Schultz
Girls' Page Editor .,,,.........,.,,....,.. Audrey Stanley
Front Page Editor ,,,....... .,,,.,, .,... E d McDonald
Advertising .......,i..,.,..,.,..,.,... ..,.....,. K enneth Perkins
Circulation Manager ,,l,....,..,.., ,Dave Figueredo
Associate Editors-Virginia Trailer, Bob New-
man, Elizabeth Bowen, Iohn McDonald
Editor ...........,,,.,,.,...,..,,.............,..,........., Bob Emerson
Sports Editor .,....,.,..,,l Robert Iackson, Carl Ioyce
Advertising Staff ..,. Rudella Bays, Ieanne Howe
' ' .Harry Raymond
...,,.,Ioe Van Kralingen
Associate Editor .,......,,...,.......,.,....,
Club Reporter .,.,..
Puzzle Editor ,,,......
Exchange Editor .,....
Front Page Editor ..,,.,
Feature Editor ...,,., ,.
Sponsor ,,,,,t,,,, ,... .,,. ,.,,.....,,..,,. ,....,..,.....,., M 1 s s Mills
T.N,T. STAFF MEMBERS
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Thomas, Eiguredo, Fessenden, Nuckles, Schultz, Zia Box: 13512221 Boggs' Vgnsriighngffniitchell
GETTING THE NEWS
Kirkland, Doan, Harris, Lukes, Moyer, Hormel, Zamperini, Schroeder, Vincent, Carlin, Pierson
A VlCe-PTeSld9Hl-GSOIQS PUllII1Cll'l
'Znd Row: Turner, Clark, Alverson, Allen, Moon, Shaver. Treasurer-Lorraine Stanley
Top Row: Sheehan, Wertella, Boyd, Seernatter, Sponsor-Mrs. Cooke
Top Row: Russell, Hall, lustice
2nd Row: Foster, Fernley, Campbell, Neff, Findley
A CAPPELLA CHOIR
December-Christmas Program-both Choirs.
April-Numbers tor Education Week, Religious Week.
May 4-6-Program for Rotary Club.
Iune 7-Quartet Aucl Call. Master Singer Guild Assembly.
lune 14-Festival of all Choirs.
Iune 22-Commencement-both Maclrigal Choirs.
A CAPPIHA l2HOIllS
McVicar, Wright, Leet
Miller, Delano, Pullrnu
Sheehan, Alverson, Klink
OFFICERS OF A CAPPELLA
Marcia Rous and a committee wrote the Constitution, which includes rules and regulations. Each mem-
ber furnishes his own racket and provides proper clothing. The Club has furnished shuttle cocks and pur-
chased three nets. They negotiated for the construction oi bases and a tournament with the Susan Dorsey
High School during April. Wallace was responsible for the setting up of equipment and made arrangements
with the gym instructors for extra practice every Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to 3:30.
The Electronix Club is a recently
organized club which took the place
of the old Radio Club and operates
under the sponsorship oi Mr. Wad-
dingham. The members are all very
much interested in radio, and that
constitutes their main activity.
Although this club was organized
recently, it shows promise ot bein
as useful as its predecessor.
Top Row: S h e e h a n, Waddingham,
2nd Row: Raymond, Schwartz, A
Talley, I, Dowell, Iackson.
Top Row: Rathbun, Wallace, Van Kralingen
2nd Row: Raymond, Thompson, Clark, Mitchell
The purpose of this commission is to provide safety throughout the school and prevent accidents that
may happen. It is composed of several boys and a girl. It takes care of the fire drills held from time to time.
Medical equipment is checked frequently so that in case of accident equipment will be adequate. This
group acts upon problems that may endanger the students of Torrance High and brings about better safety
for the students.
HALL AND BOUNDS PATROL
The functions of this organization are of a varied nature. One is to aid students to pass efficiently
and quietly between periods. This is accomplished by students stationed at localities likely to become
congested. Hall officers also help direct traffic along the best waysp last but not least, certain students that
show symptoms of forgetting the fundamental principles of good manners and safety are reprimanded.
Another function, somewhat indirect but most important, relates to the training officers of the Hall and
Bounds Patrol gain from this activity. A short study of their approved reforms will help the reader form
conclusions as to the development in character afforded members of this organization.
Manager-Bert Lamb. Crew-Harris, Grothman, Bill Buckley, lack Sheehan, Charles Bray, Eugene Hatter.
The Stage Crew is a group of hard-working fellcws at the beck and call of any of our school organiza-
tions. These tellows help make possible the dramatic performances which the whole student body enjoys.
The new auditorium has helped the stage crew inasmuch as nearly all of their equipment can be stored
safelyback stage. With all of the conveniences of the new stage, this crew can render more efficient
service to the school. This organization deserves a big hand tor their splendid work! Its activity schedule
includes every aud call, and its big job will be the school play, "You Can't Take It With You."
Lamb, Hatter, Sheehan
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FIRE DRILL , Grothman, Buckley, Bray
Harry E. Raymond
Ioe Van Kralingen
I. B. Wallace
BOY SCOUT CLUB
Rushing ol new Boy Scouts.
Special testing lor merit badges in athletics.
Events for the future: '
lim Prouten-President of the club.
It has been the intention ol the club to learn the
Department ol Commerce rules and regulations for
aviation and to prepare a person to obtain a pilot's
license and to become a sate flyer.
The members have learned to navigate a com-
pass course and select safe weather to ily and to
understand the meaning of barometric pressure
and dew point oi clouds and humidity. One of the
requirements ol the club is to keep a good note
book with all information obtained during club
The members have taken one trip to Glendale,
Calif., where they visited Curtiss Wright Technical
Institute oi Aeronautics and also Aero Industries
Technical Institute. They also saw many types oi
ships such as the Lockheed Hudson bombers which
are going to the English government.
BOYS' DAY TRIP
Mr. Burchett, lvlowry, Dowell, Thomas, Higgins
BOY SCOUTS Top Row: Carlson, Beniger
Bottom Row: Ross, Batovsky I Zumwalt
BOYS' DAY TRIP
SPHIIAI H0 URS
Weaver, Russell, Briggs, Foster
Top Row: Bender, Peer, Hamman, Norman, McCune, Lukes,
Mauk, Ueda. Znd Row: Smarte, Hormel, Thompson, Briggs,
Ernst, Wilkes, Thomas, Edwards. 3rd Row: Meade, Wart-
han, Hoskins, Pruitt, Rossi, Burchett, Mosher, Clark. 4th
Row: Moyer, Bingo, Tanaka, Grasso, Briganti, Russell,
Banquet at Venice
State Conference at Long Beach Polytechnic High
Sponsor i,,,, ,r,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,r,,,,,,,,,4,,,,
lst Semester Officers 2nd semester
Marian Speheger President Muriel Alverson
Bob Isaacs Vice President Amy Dowell
Patty Post Secretary Marjorie Rusk
Arthur Woodcock Treasurer Virginia Traller
Arlys Foster Reporter Wesla Toler
Parliamentarian Army Dowell
Top Row: Bortnem, Hogberg, Floyd, Vincent, H. Sopchin-
sky, E. Taylor, Thompson, Ellis, Clouse. Bottom Row: Wil-
liams, Hoke, Black, Carlin, McNees, R. Taylor, Whitt.
NEW TYPING AWARDS
Nowadays, before an employer will hire a commercial
student, he asks to see his Vocational Efficiency Certifi-
Before meriting one of these certificates the student
must meet certain requirements. His qualifications are
printed on the certificate, and he is graded on each of
them. Included in the list is the speed of shorthand a
pupil does: correspondence, bookkeeping, business Eng-
lish, character, accuracy, neatness, personality, courtesy,
cheerfulness and typing ability.
Those graduating this summer who will receive their
certificates are: Eileen Black, Frances Bortnem, Ramona
Carlin, Betty Clouse, Geneva Ellis, Helen Floyd, Thelma
Hogberg, Irene Hoke, Anabel McNees, Norma Patterson,
Helen Sopchinsky, Euphrasia Taylor, Ruth Taylor, Evelyn
Vincent, Iune Whitt, Margie Williams, Thelma Thompson.
Por the second consecutive year Thelma Hogberg won
the typing cup-Thelma now types about 65 words a
Sponsor ,,.......,. ..
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
lst Semester Oiticers 2nd Semester
Milton Carlson .,,v...... .......... P resident ...... .......,.. T homas Zumwalt
Leslie Hedrick .,.,.. ,.,..,.,. V ice-President ,..... A........,.... Y asuo Fukai
Harold Trezise ,.,,,,,.,. ,,,,4,. S ecretary-Treasurer ......,A. Bob Schwartz
Clifford Powell ..,.......,.,.,...............,,.l,,,......,..,,.. Reporter ................................,................. Harold TreZiSe
Mr. Harry Stone
Zurnwalt, Trezise, Hedrick
October, 1938-L.A. County Fair, Pomona. Feature Booth, Fourth Prize. Egg Production
Contest lLes1ie Hedrickl, Second. Poultry Iudging Team: Milton Carlson, Marshall
Condon, Thomas Zumwalt.
Nov. 20, 1938-Great Western Livestock Show, Vernon.
Nov. 27-29-Clear Creek Forestry Center,
Dec. 4, l938-Whittier, Soil Conservation Tour.
Feb. 4, 1939-Regional F.F.A. meeting, Newport Harbor. Leslie Hedrick, Harold Trezise,
Doyle Hornback, representatives.
Feb. ll, 1939-Percheron Horse Field Day, Riverside. Bob Beniger, Second High Individual.
Feb. 24-26, 1939-Clear Creek Forestry Center, Mt. Wilson.
March l, i939-Co-operative Marketing Associations. Public Speaking Contest. Torrance
Finals, Thomas Zurnwalt, Yasuo Fukai, Robert Beniger.
March 9, 1939-Arbor Day, Tree Planting, Forest Service Program.
March ll-13, 1939-Imperial County Fair.
March 25-Chino Vocational Field Day. Dairy Iudging Team: Powellg Livestock Iudging
Team: Zurnwalt, Beniger, Rathbun.
April l5-Newport Harbor Poultry Field Day.
May 3-5-State F.F,A. Convention and ludging. Finals: Dairy Team-Osamu Nihei, Clifford
Powell, Bob Schwartz. Livestock Team-Robert Beniger, Thomas Zurnwalt, Yasuo Fukai
Local Field Trips to Dairies, Hog Ranches, Poultry Farms, Landscape Designs.
TREE PLANTING CEREMONY
BUILDING CHICKEN COOPS
lst Semester Officers 2nd Semester
Gerald Grubb ,,,,...A,.... ,..,..,,,,,,,,..ee P resident ...,.....,.. ..,. Dean Barkdull
Marvin Goettsch ,,,,.. ...,,,,,,,,,,,,,. V ice-President ........,... ., ..,. Harold Trezise
Kenneth Perkins ,........ ,,...,... S ecretary and Treasurer ,....., ,,.,,.. R obert Figueredo
Bill McGinnis .,,,,,,,, , ,,..,, Sergeant-at-Arms ,,.. r..r.,,.,,,,,rr ,,,,...,rrr,.r B i ll McGinnis
Army Dowell ,,,,.r..,rr.,....,..............r.........,..,..,.., Reporter .,,..,,....,,rr..,r. ,,.,,,,...,,,,..,,,,rrr,,, M arvin Goettsch
Sponsor r,,,,,,r,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,rr,,,,,,rrrr,. ..r,.,,,,,,,,,r..,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,.rr,r...... ........,.r,,. M r P, Zamperini, Mr. Barr
As one might judge from its name, this group is composed ol sports-minded boys who
have earned a varsity letter in some major sport, Their main service to the school is to
create a high standard of sportsmanship. At the present time, the school to which the
Marine League sportsmanship trophy will be awarded is unknown. It it should come to
Torrance High, part of the credit would go to the Varsity Club.
The activity schedule of the club this year consisted of the reorganization of the club,
the drawing up of the first constitution it has ever had, the noon dances which were very
successful, and last but not least, the unique initiation ceremony.
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IUNIOR RED CROSS
February-Trip to headquarters in Los Angeles. April-Club Party.
May 13-S.C.l.R.C. Convention in Pasadena.
Iune-Red Cross Aud Call for Associated Students. Candy Sale.
President A ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,-,,,,,,,,A.,,, ,....,....,,A,,,, V i vian Wertalla
Vice-President ,,,,, ,...,..,.,...,.A.. ,....,.......... E l izclbeth Anthony
Secretary ,,,,,,.,,,, ......,.,,.,..,..., P hyllis leanne Schultz
Treasurer ,.,,.,. .,,,....,.,,,...,..A.....,.,.. N orinne Schroeder
Reporters .... . ..,.,..... Iune Nuckles, Hazel Fessenden
Sponsor .,,, .. ,.,7,,,,,,, ,AA,...,......,,,... ,..,.,,A..............,,.,.,......,,......... M i ss Locke
Awarding of Charter: Potluck dinner at Mr.
March 29-Latin Club Banquet
Treasurer-Betty Iune Pierson
JUNIOR RED CROSS
Perkins, Schultze, Ramskill
Lecrke, Barkdull, McAnalIy, Toler, Pierson
Guttenfelter, Miller, Rusk
M. ,B b , ,
McNees, Vincent, Hogberg, Bortnem longs Gr mossq uhe can E Iones
President-Anabel McNees Reporter-Geneva Ellis
Vice-President-Thelma Hogberg Sergeant-at-Arms-Alfred Mason
Secretary and Treasurer-Frances Bortnem Sponsors-Miss M. lones, Miss laneves
Dec. 6, 1938-Trip to Coor's Pottery Factory and the Chinchilla Farm, both ot Inglewood. Pot-luck dinner at
Miss Iones' home in Palos Verdes.
Dec. 16, l938-Club entertained by Miss Erickson from I. C. Penney's store, who spoke on "Salesrnanship."
Ian. 13, l939-Aud call for the student body at which the subject ol Counterfeit Money was covered by a
U.S. Secret Service Agent. Winner of the annual typing contest was presented with the silver cup with
her name engraved on it. Thelma Hogberg has won this honor for two years in succession.
March l0, 1939-Mr. Ludlow, the personnel manager from the National Supply Company, spoke on "Per-
sonal lnterviews and Application Blanks."
April 14, 1939-Mr. Powers, the Deputy Marshal ot Los Angeles, spoke on "Gregg Shorthand."
May 2, 1939-Commercial Club banquet in the High School Cafeteria. Four guest speakers were presentg
the theme was "May Day". Gavels were presented to the three past presidents and awards were given
Iune 9, l939-Tea for the graduating members by the newer members of the Club. Commercial Club pins
purchased. The club undertook the work of preparing a yearbook.
commtnm 1 ctun
Barbara Hall ...,...,
john McDonald ,,,.,,,,,,,,, ....... V ice-President ....,,.. .,.,
Georgina Tiffany ,,,,,,,,, ....... S ecretary ......... ..,.,.. M argie Williams
Hurry York ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, .........., T reasurer .......,.... ,,,.,,.....-.. H arry York
Eugene Hatter ,,A,,,,,, ,.,,,...,,..,... R eporter ,.,,,...........,, ,......,,..,,,. I ack Thomas
Kenneth Perkins ,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,.,..............,.,. ........ , ......., S e rgeant-at-Arms .,.,........... ,...............Y.,.,,,...........,..,...,.,,. I . B. Wallace
Bob Tolson ,,iiA,,,,,,,i,,,,ii,,,ii,,,,,.,.,,,............. ,..... .,.......,. S o cial Chairman ........,.. L ..... ,.,,........... ,..,..,,,.,..,...., B e rnard Friedman
Visit to the Los Angeles Times Building. Dinner at Clitton's. Visit to the Griffith Park Planetarium. Debate-
Adoption of Socialized Medicine. Panel-United States Navy. Swing vs. Classical Music, Visit to Arden Ice
Cream Company--C.B.S. Studio. Club party. Adoption oi club pin. Visit to Los Angeles courts, jails. Council.
A dancing party was held at Mrs. Young's house this semester. The party was started off by some good
games, and then refreshments were served. They danced afterwards, and had an enjoyable evening. All the
members are cooperating in making this club a success,
Gerald Grubb, Walter Edmunds, Bill Parton, lack Hornell, Percy Thompson, Rolly Andrews, Dean Barkdull,
Roger Hornback, Doyle Hornback, Kenneth Vaughn, Leslie Hedrick, Bill Darling, Bob Berry, Harry Slover,
Star Members: Ray Veelik, Bob Hatter, Bill Kelley. Other Members: Charles Rippy, Harold Shell, Bill Ingram,
Bud Thomas, Sam Iohnston, Iames Woodburn, Fred Wilkes. Student Assistants: Ermanell Smith, Mary Turner,
Marie Turner. Each girl is assigned several boys tohelp her carry on the regular cafeteria work,
lst Row: Hook, Marek, Young, Monson, Paxman, Kerber,
Smith, Hippick, Pearson. 2nd Row: Packharn, Frizzell, Lin-
coln, Moine, W. Campbell, Turner, Patterson, Baxter,
Prowten, Miletich. 3rd How: Locke, Crunk, Prime, Breiner,
Whiting, McAllister, Grigsby, Peer, Wallace, Warclrop.
THE CAMERA CLUB
V Several meetings were spent in
taking pictures around the campus,
e' some of which were turned in to the
Annual Staff. Snapshot contests
were held both semesters.
Rippy, Woodburn, Thomas, lohnston,
Hatler, Wilkes, Shell, Kelley.
Hatter, B. Ingram,
Sergeant-at-Arms-I. B. Wallace
THE TRAVEL CLUB
May 19-Picnic at Exposition Park,
Visit to Museum and state building.
lst semester Znd semester
President-Harold Voiren ......,. Clair Iohnson
Vice-Pres.-Wilson Woodburnwl. lackson
Secretary--Marian Thompson .... Doris Webb
Reporter-Victor Cowan ........ Victor Cowan
Serg.-at-Arms-Fred Hicks. ......... Fred Hicks
Sponsor-Miss Eva Iones
York, Williams, Findley, Dowell lohnson, Hicks, Mrs.Iohnson,MissIor1es
V .l Townsend, Webb, Webster
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EASTER EGG HUNT
JAPANESE AUD CALL
PARENTS AND TEACHERS
LA GOLONDRINA CLUB
Programs for P.T.A.
Programs for and calls
Secretary-Mary Louise Pina
Treasurer-Mary Louise Pina
Ioint Latin and Spanish Club Ban-
quetg gala affair with theme of
Roman gods and goddesses.
Trip to Padua Hills, attending play,
Midsummer Night's Dream. Q
President-Lois Iayne Allen .
Thompson, Strautman, Marsteller
Allen, Hill, Wright, Howe, Obole
The Iapanese Club oi Torrance
High School is a service club, aim-
ing to do the school some service
by providing entertainment at an
aud call, sponsoring a shell oi lap-
anese books in the library, and con-
tributing to a spirit ot lriendship and
good will by including students of '
any race in meetings and social l
events. The members of this club are
proud of the good records of mem-
bers in citizenship, and of their in-
terest in the care ol school plants
Top Row: Shimotani, Fuji, Omatsu,
Saeda, Honda, Miyamoto. 2nd Row:
Osawa, Nakoyoka, Mine, Tanaka,
Hata, Yasunaga, T. Harata
Hamano, Ikezoe, Shimatsu, K. Haruta
ARAKAWA CLUB WINNERS
I Willing pianist
LIFE MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Dowe-11, Woodcock, Isaacs
EPHEBIANS Alvorson, Page, Traller, Anthony
TYPING CUP WINNER
AMERICAN LEGION AWARD
YELL AND SONG LEADERS
Piper, Howe, Hammond, Fossum, Hitchcock
HAll UI IAIVII
FIDAC ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS
Whiting, Strautman, Allen, Bays
SCIWCIL IICSZOG L 24 1
TI-IREE'S A CROWD! IN THE MOUNTAINS
COOLING OFF AT THE BEACH
HEART THROB WOO WOO NICKY TARTAR
GOING ABOARD BATHING BEAUTIES
TRACTORETTE DATES SOME BOY FRIEND!
POSING IN THE GARDEN
THOMAS H. ELSON
"YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE ONE THAT GOT AWAYW' The sport ot
fishing has led him to Cast his rod in a great many distant places-has tished
in mountain streams of Oregon and High Sierras and in lakes of Minnesota
and lndiana-pursues deep sea fishing along coast from Point Doom to
Coronado Islands-devotes much of his time to Writing stories and books,
majority non-fiction-raises flowers-former Lt. Governor of this division of
Kiwanis Club-Past Master ot Masonic Lodge-attends movies on average ot
once a Week-admits he is still old-fashioned enough to like Claudette Colbert.
ELIZABETH F. PARKS
ELIZABETH PARKS HAS ONLY ONE DIEFICULTY
We know her as a considerate person who settles student problems-has
tremendous task of personally making out high school program for each
individual-Girls' League Adviser-is modest and retiring-extent ot her
welfare work will never be known-spends many happy hours trying to
make Aladdin-like changes in home by following decorating recipes found in
late magazines-works with plants and flowers in garden on cool summer
mornings-spends delightful afternoons with good book-hot days suggest
a swim in the ocean-yes, there are many things she enjoys doing-her only
difficulty is to find leisure time.
DOESN'T PRACTICE WHAT SHE TEACHES
Tencling to mechanics ot living keeps her so well occupied
that she Iinds time ior little else-teaches Home Economics
but avoids doing her own cooking-noted tor her tlawless
manners-instructs unique Social Arts class whose members
obtain actual practice in etiquette and hospitality by par-
ticipating in series ot luricheons.
HER HOME IS HRAREBIT RANCHO"
Horseback riding is her hobby-belongs to orchestra con-
ducted by Dr. Cykler in Van Nuys-now planting shrubbery
and flowers on Rarebit Rancho-plans to spend summer
doing it-raises goats, chickens, and rabbits-teaches or-
chestra and instrument classes in 'l'.H.S.
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TOURS HISTORIC CALIFORNIA
Was born in Ohio-trained in commercial work at Wood-
bury's Business College and at U.S.C.-member oi last
class to graduate lrom old Stale Normal School-hears the
call ot historic Calilornia and answers whenever she can-
her favorite spot is Virginia City, location oi the huge gold
mines, and the town in which Mark 'l'wain had tirst news-
RUTH LOUISE EDWARDS
MAY SOME DAY SING IN OPERA
A lover of music, she has taken vocal lessons tor two years
-spends hours and hours playing bridge-horseback riding
is her favorite sport-week-end trips to mountain resorts
provide tun and relaxation,-formerly taught English, I-listory,
and Art in Brawley-will go to summer school at U.S.C.
and attend New York Wor1d's Fair.
FINDS TEACHING OF CHEMISTRY
TO BE HIS HOBBY
Is a native son ot Michigan-used to work on tarm-was a
student ol University ot Michigan and U.S.C.-says teaching
takes up all his leisure time-would enjoy going East this
DOESN'T KNOW MEANING OF LEISURE TIME
A native Californian and a resident ot our own fair city-'
attended University ot California at Berkeley-d0esn't have
a garden-seldom attends a movie-her waking hours are
spent in the Attendance Ollice Where lrom day to day she
records absences and lardiness-tracks down "cuts" like C!
RUTH M. LOCKE
HAD ALWAYS PLANNED TO TEACH ALGEBRA
Travel is her greatest pleasure-spent last summer in New
Zealand, Honolulu, Samoa, and Fiji Islands-collects rocks
and coral as inexpensive hobby-numbers among her col-
lection a garnet rock from Alaska, stone lrom petritiecl torest
in Arizona, and tiling from St. Peter's Cathedral, Rome-
attended U.S.C.-makes mathematics interesting and enjoy-
HAS VARIETY OF PITCI-IERS
Collects unusual pitchers-among assortment she has one
with a Dickens' character head, one called a President
Coolidge pitcher, and a George V Silver jubilee pitcher-
circumstances force her to indulge in unpleasant pastime oi
killing snails that threaten her pansy bed.
STELLAR FOOTBALL PLAYER
Native ot Colorado-came to Calitomia at tender young age
-attended Venice High School and became Student Body
President--entered U.C.I...A.-there he was outstanding in
football and rugby-came to Torrance High School atter
graduating from college in 1937-now head coach in toot-
ball, baseball, and tennis.
SKETCIIING IS HER HOBBY
Graduate ot Chicago Art Institute-extremely interested in
her little home-collects articles designed in shape oi tish-
traveled a great deal throughout America and southwest-
made one crossing to Europe-makes illustrated diaries ot
the odd and interesting people and places she sees while
on her journeys.
MARGUERITE E. IONES
GARDENING A WONDERFUL HOBBY TO HER
It is lots of fun and good exercise-reducing, too. Souvenir
spoons as mementoes of delightful trips are another ot her
interests, Spoons from Asia, Africa, United States-including
Alaska and Hawaii, Canada, and Mexico are included in
TUTORED HOLLYWOOD CHILDREN
Travels between her home and home of relatives in Salt
Lake City-a member of Eastern Star Chapter in Culver City
-executive secretary of High School Teachers' Association
-taught children and extras for the motion pictures, "Little
Men" and "Louis Pasteur".
INDUSTRIOUS CLUB WORKER
An active member of Palos Verdes Woman's Club-was
Chairman of Public Affairs Committee last year-also mem-
ber of P.E.O. Chapter, national organization for women.
HE SAYS HIS LIFE IS AN OPEN BOOK, BUT--
Has attended and taught at numerous high schools and
colleges-has noble and illustrious pastime of keeping girls
and boys out of trouble-and it consumes all his leisure
time. This summer he is going to keep girls and boys out
LOVES TO SEE A GOOD MOVING PICTURE
When she leaves the library she takes up host of other
interests-chief pride and joy is garden of beautiful Palos
Verdes home-couldn't be librarian without being tond ot
is a good fourth for bridge fwe hear she is quite a card
sharkj-thoroughly enjoys life.
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CHANGED HIS MIND AND OCCUPATION
Has attended numerous colleges throughout United States-
for instance, Colorado Teachers' College and University ot
Chicago-planned to be a doctor but became shop teacher
-finds most of his time is taken up by teaching reedcratt-
cannot resist lure of the mountains-will be San Francisco
bound this summer.
HERS IS A SUCCESS STORY
Born in New York City-overcame handicap ot infantile
paralysis to become teacher of physical education-spent
summer 1937 doing World's Y.W.C.A. counseling in Belgium,
Czechoslovakia, and England-conducts Baptist summer
camp for senior girls at Pacific Palisades-in charge ot
junior girls' denominational camp at Thousand Pines.
HAUNTS SKATING RINKS
Ice skating once a week is her formula for exercise and
physical fitness-concerts as often as possible, to appease
her love of music-she attends Philharmonic concerts, the
Behymer Series, and Los Angeles Forum-One has but to
look into her garden to know that raising flowers is her
best loved hobby.
PLANS NOVEL EUROPEAN TOUR
If war threat does not become imminent, she will see Europe
from a bicycle this summer-will stop at hotels along route
-trip made possible through facilities of National Youth
Movement-is graduate of U.C.L.A.-formerly taught at John
Marshall High School-would rather play tennis than eat.
reading-attends concerts and plays-swims a great deal- F
l I f k
During hours ot work or leisure he may be found in a
garden-loves his work-studying the wonders of nature
offers a hobby of ever-changing interest-claims University
ot California at Berkeley and U.S.C. as alma maters-has
been employed at a shoe store and at a life insurance
SHE IS AVIATION CONSCIOUS
Her interests range from making hooked rugs to dancing
and playing badminton-all aspects oi aviation interest her
-plans summer tour of Mexico-taking political science
course at U.C.L.A.-on return from Mexico, will write thesis
to obtain M.A. degree in political science. '
EAMED FOR ATHLETIC PROWESS
She Iinds raising a fourteen-year-old niece to be her most
absorbing task-indulges in hobby of photography-has line
collection of books-is a member of World 'l'oday, a group
which discusses world problems-still keenly interested in
sports-won "W" in sports at Wisconsin.
PARAMOUNT USES HIS RADIO EQUIPMENT
Before college days he worked in lumber mills, the Edison
Company, and electrical industry in Washington-attended
Occidental and U.S,C.-school takes up much ot his time-
radio and aviation occupy the remainder-he has been tech-
nical adviser for several motion pictures-Paramount studio
still uses radio equipment purchased from him.
BURN HAM '
NOTHING TOO GOOD FOR DAUGHTER BETSY
Pursues such invigorating sports as tennis, badminton,
horseback riding, and swimming-but all these minor pleas-
ures are totally eclipsed by her first love, Betsy-buying a
car ior Betsy is her main project at the present time-San
Francisco Fair may be her destination this summer.
As a natural hobby for a cooking teacher, she collects
recipes of delicious concoctions-reading is another of her
many pastimes-takes week-end trips with her son-may be
fl-mother member of T.H.S. faculty to "do" the San Francisco
WANTS TO BUILD LIGHTER AIRPLANE
Hobby is flying and accordion playing-wants to develop a
new airplane this vacation-has attended U.C.L.A. and
Teachers' College-Flying takes up all his leisure time.
INTERESTED IN YOUNG PEOPLE
She is member of Women's University Club-will be otiicer
next year-vitally interested in young people's clubs and
vcifations-may spend summer in San Francisco or New
Thinks there can be nothing as thrilling and adventuresome
as a yachting cruise "over the bounding main"-is a vora-
cious reader-a graduate of U.C,1...A.-workecl in a news-
paper office before attending college-looks forward to a
quiet summer vacation at home.
RAISES BEST BELLE OF PORTUGAL ROSES
Fought overseas in signal corps during World War-tra-
veled extensively over Europe during l9l8-attended Santa
Barbara, U.S.C., and Stanford-indulges wholeheartedly in
hobby of raising flowers-is sure that there will be plenty
of work around the house for him to do this summer.
EARNED NICKNAME OF "SPEED"
Came from New York state-as most everyone knows, grad-
uated from Torrance High-entered Compton Iunior College
-in his last semester was elected president of his fraternity
and president of the student body-later, graduated from
U.S.C. "cum laude"--received fellowship to teach basketball
and swimming at University lor one year-following year
came to coach at Torrance.
DAUGHTER OF EGYPT
She has traveled extensively throughout Orient, Europe,
Mexico-saw America tirst-birthplace, Egypt-perhaps that
accounts for gypsy in her soul-attended Manual Arts .High
School, U.C.L..A., and U.S.C.-has varied interests-her
favorite recreations are tennis, ice skating, dancing-now
taking course in flower arrangement.
MARGARET ADAMSON ALLEN
DOESN'T MIND TELLING HER AGE
Glendale High School grad-age, twenty-eight-has ana-
lytical mind-taught Americanization to aliens-was social
worker in General Hospital-member of Phi Lambda Theta,
U.S.C. honorary sorority-sponsor of T.H.S. Sub-Deb Club-
mainly interested in young people, food, and travel-now
working toward Administrative credential and l:ld.D. at
SHE AND HUSBAND INSTRUMENTAL DUO
Her main interests are lovely home and garden, of which
she has every reason to be proud-can often be found
accompanying Mr. Cooke at the piano, while he gives forth
at the electric organ-belongs to professional music club lor
teachers-attends concerts so regularly that they have
practically become a part of her daily life.
IS INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Teaching and family takes up most of time--was a student
at Bradley Polytechnic at Peoria, Ill.-is most interested in
candid cameras, etc.-would enjoy going east to New York
Fair this summer.
Enjoys camping trips-finds National Forests to be ideal
camping locations from which she mov practice her hobby
of hiking-carries on interesting and educational corre-
spondence with people from ioreign countries-is at present
conducting a very successful string orchestra.
AMY E. BULL
PRONOUNCED "AMIABLE" BY ASSOCIATES
Thirty pounds less of her than when she began school last
fall-as a hobby specializes in art needlework, knitting,
weaving, and Crocheting-finds interior decoration a iasci-
nating study-attends all style shows given by large stores
-directs annual T.H.S. fashion show-when life becomes
dull, she climbs telephone poles with her automobile.
MAINTAINS LASTING FRIENDSHIPS
Lived in Hemet-knew real-life characters from whom Helen
Hunt Iaclcson derived her famous love story, Ramona-
Once a month, for approximately twenty years, she and
former college friends have attended a luncheon-the ladies
sew for poor children in Stanford Home-looks as though
their friendships may be permanent.
IAM AND IELLY EXPERT
Gardening and putting up jams and jellies keep her con
stantly busy-is interested in University Womans Study
Club-must be a university graduate to qualify for mem-
bership-Club members review the latest books-she plans
to do carpenter work on her mountain cabin and visit the
San Francisco Fair this summer.
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HAS WONDERFUL SINGING VOICE
Church soloist and choir leader-badminton is most exciting
pastime, next to singing-a graduate ot Los Angeles Iunior
College cmd U.S.C.-traveled in Europe-his work ot man-
aging school finances keeps him constantly busy-can
hardly wait until summer vacation so that he can stay
home and take care of the new baby.
NOTED FOR HER FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
Graduate ot Torrance High School and U.C.L.A,-enoys any
type ot music at any place or any time-has made trequent
visits to Alaska-tincls travel broadening-collects ten cent
store vases-decorates attendance otlice with tlower ar-
rangements that bring "Oh" and "Abs" from all who
Cari think ol nothing but her impending marriage-will not
disclose name of lucky man-plans to honeymoon at San
Francisco's World Fair this summer.
OUT TO GET THE "FEE 'ITTLE FISSIESU
Likes to go fishing-catches big' ones and has picture to
prove it-as cr good wite should, she does lots of darning
and mending-cleans house oiten-burns everything sha
cooks, and it inevitably ends up in a garbage can.
MRS. PRIEST MR. PRICE
MR. BUTCHER MR. WHITE MR. IONES
MRS. HARDER MR. SCHROEDER
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tllttZHIllS ill THE lIllAt2HlS
A. Accomplishments of Coach Barr's First Year
a. A smashing, crashing, championship football team.
b. His baseball team with this year's experience added will be tops.
Tennis team ought to take high honors next year.
d. Sponsor of the Collective Club.
B. Coach Zamperini's First Year Successes
a. Basketball team best success in years-next year better-champions in the making.
b. With the few fellows who came out for the track team, he has done wonders.
c. Sponsor of Boy Scouts,
' ALL CITY
IAMES SNYDER-End-Smaller than the average but as tough
as they come, Always on the alert, he showed tlashes oi
CHARLES GRUBB-Tackle-The "Man Mountain" ot the squad.
Impossible to move and a hard tackler. Returning letterman.
GERALD GRUBB-Guard-The most outstanding Iootball player
in the history cl T.H.S. Named to All-Marine, All-City and
third strinig All-Southern Calitornia teams tor 1938. Partici-
pated in ast-West game in which L. A. trounced Chicago
RAY RICHHART--Center-Captain Richhart played his lourth
straight season as Varsity center in cr truly superb manner.
He was chosen on the All-Marine team because ol his
superior line-backing, tackling, and speediness. N
CARL HANNI-Guard-Too small to show up as an outstanding
player, Carl spent most ol his time digging out lromithe
bottom ot every pile. In every tackle. Sultered a slight
concussion of the brain alter making six straight tackles' in
the Banning game.
JOHN GANDSEY-Tackle-An essential cog in the Tartars' steam
roller attack. His 200 pounds were a mainstay to an injury-
riddled team throughout the entire year.
FERUCCIO ROSSI--END--His lirst year out tor tootball, Rossie
was good enough to make the lirst string.
HAROLD TREZISE-End-Big and strong, "Zeke" was superla-
tive on defense.
EDWARD DAWSON-End-A fast, pass-receiving end who
upset a good many plays.
PAUL SMITH-Guard-Rough and tough. Small ior a football.
player, Smith backs down to no man. An otlensive player.
HARRY SLOVER-Guard-The Red Terror. Injured in the tirst
practice game, "Red" played a bang-up game against Hiis.
GEORGE PECKHAM-Guard-It's a discouraging job playing
second fiddle to an All City man, but George stuck it out
and gave his all, which was plenty, at every opportunity.
KENNETH PERKINS-Quarterback-A heady field general, Kenny'
made the most ol Torrance's steam-roller power attacks and
piloted the Tartars to the championship.
MARVIN GOETTSCH - Haltloack -- Second-string All-Marine
League and greatly underrated as such. The sparkplug ot
the whole squad.
HENRY PUPKOFF-Haltback-Our S. B. President in his third
year ot varsity competition rose to new heights.
AKIGE SHIMATSU-Fullback-All-Marine League. Slrictly a line
plunger. Reeled oil 10 to 20 yard gains in Banning game.
RALPH GILBERT-Quarterback-An alert, heads-up ball player,
Gilberl sparked many a sustained drive during the season.
ROBERT FIGUEREDO-Fullback-A rejuvenated guard, Bob
showed up well at his new position.
AKIRA SHIMATSU-Tiny, but a speed-demon, Akira capably
filled in at Goetlsch's position,
REGGIE SMITH-Cenler-Saw little action playing second liddle
to 60-min. man Richharl, but played a steady, reliable game.
Members of the Squad Who Did Not Ge! Letters
Frank Carr, Tackleg Ioe Miles, Tackle, injured knee, Dick Beecn-
er, End, Wayne Denny, Tackle, Army Dowell, Center, Bill
Fulion, Halfback, Harry Lewis, End, Bill Hitche, hind, john
Schwartz, Tackle, lack Sheehan, End.
Top Row: D. Figuereclo, Lewis, Denny, Beecher, Snyder,
Harmi, Ritchie, Dowell, Pina.
2nd Row: Barr, Gandsey, B. Figueredo, Akigi Shimalsu,
Perkins, Miles, C. Grubbs, Smith, Fulton, Hall.
3rd Row: Akira Shimatsu, Dawson, Slover, Gilbert, Rich-
hart, Pupkoff, Goellsch, Peckham, Rossi, Trezise.
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The tennis team did not experience a very
successful season this year, but they had sev-
eral new players that show promise of becom-
ing top ranking players.
Tommy Higgins, a veteran of the past two
seasons, was first singles and performed very
well at that spot.
Iohn Lymo, a new enrollee in school, was
second singles and gave Tommy plenty of
trouble keeping his first singles' spot.
The other members of the team were: Wal-
lace Stienhilber, third singles, Bob Steadman,
fourth singlesg Bob Issacs, fifth singles, Iunior
Richardson and Dick Beecher, first doublesg
and Leland Bender and Ben Prime, second
Torrance vs. El Segundo
Torrance walloped El Segundo 6-l in the first
match of the season. The only match lost was
the first singles.
Torrance vs. Narbonne
Narbonne, out for revenge for last year's 3-4
upset, ran wild over Torrance, winning every
match. The score was 7-0 in favor of Narbonne.
Torrance vs. Banning
Banning took the measure of Torrance and
won the next match 5-2. Wallace Stienhilber
playing third singles, and Iunior Richardson
and Dick Beecher playing first doubles, were
the only Torrance men to win their matches.
Torrance vs. San Pedro'
Torrance vs. Gardeners
'Not yet played.
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AFTER A WORKOUT
Hitchcock, MacDonald, I-Iatler, Slecker
Miller, I-Iata, Steckler, Hatter
Torrance vs. E1 Segundo
TORRANCE. BOILED IN OIL
Due to lack of material, the spikesters ot Torrance were working under
a great handicap, However, ii the Tartars had more men like Stewart and
Hall, they would have overwhelmed the Oilers and every other school
they competed with.
One outstanding feature oi the meet was the record broken by Stew-
art with a broadjump ol 22', a new school record. Another outstanding
ieature was the running ol the mile by John Hall in 4 min. 39 sec., in his
first competition of the season.
In the Bee class, the team came through on top. The Cee's also out-
classed the El Segundo men.
Torrance vs. Narbonne
RIVALS CLASH AGAIN
The Varsity was outclassed again but put up a great struggle. By
far the most outstanding event of the meet was the jumping ot Stewart
to a new all time high ot 6'51l4", 2" from the world's record ol interschol-
The Bee's and Cee's again triumphed over their opponents. In- the
Cee's, Gerald McDonald again shattered the record in the 660-yard broken
iust a short time before at Redondo. Eugene Hatter hung up a record tor
himself by stopping the clock at I min. 28 sec. in the B-660.
SAN PEDRO MEET
Torrance vs. San Pedro
PIRATES DEFEAT TARTARS
This meet was the most important meet for the Tartar B and C teams. It was to determine the
l B t am lost the meet by a small margin, and the class
championship of the dual meets. The c ass e
C title was to be determined in the finals. The most exciting race ot the clay was the 1320 yd. run.
Lee Stecker and a Pedro man fought it out all along the back stretch. Lee was the first to the tape,
and his time was 3:26.7. In the Class "C", Gerald McDonald broke the record again in the 660.
His time was l:3O.4, bettering his own record by 1:08. The outstanding men in the Varsity squad
were Iohrt Hall and Bill Stewart. Iohn ran the mile in the fast time of 4 min. 37 sec. Bill leaped
6'4lf4" in the high jump and jumped 22' in the broad jump.
Torrance vs. Banning
TARTARS vs. PILOTS KMen Against
Same old story, the Tartars lost again
in the Varsity competition. However,
Iohn Hall turned in a remarkable per-
formance of 1 min. 59.8 sec., rarely
equaled in high school competition in
the 880-yard run.
The Bee's and Cee's again chalked
up another victory-Winning by 1112
points in the Bee's, and taking the
Cee's by 2 points.
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The Varsity team was faced with the fact that there were not enough men to win any meets, but
Coach Zamperini turned out several individual stars. Bill Stewart, who is noted for his high jumping ability,
leaped B'5V4" during the meet against Narbonne. Bill surprised everybody when he broke the school
record in the broad jump. It was the first time he had ever attempted to broad jump when he leaped 22
tt. Stewart also picked up a few points in the 100 and 220 yd. dashes. john Hall, last year's star sprinter,
ran the distance events this year. Coach entered Hall in a U.S.C. Frosh meet, and Iohn placed second to
Weed of Southern California. lohn's time for the two laps was l:59.4, which is just four-tenths of a second
slower than Louie Zamperini's high school record. The first time Iohnny ran the mile, he ran it in 4:39,
which is faster than any other runner has traveled the four laps in the Los Angeles City School District.
Hall also entered the 220 yd. dash and picked up a few more points for the team, Other men who picked
up points during the season were Marvin Goettch in the 100 and 440 yd. clashes, Army Dowell in the
440 and high hurdlesg Lee Roy Richardson in the shot put, and Ormsby Miller in the 880 and mile
events. Dean Barkdull scored points in the broad jump and pole vault. lean Bordeaux ran the 880 and
mileg and Paul Smith, Van Ness Barnard, and Bill Boss ran the 440 yd. dash. The Tartars starred individ-
ually throughout the season, but didn't have enough men entered in each event to Win any of the meets.
The boys who will be lost by graduation are as follows: Bill Stewart, Iohn Hall, Marvin Goettch, Dean
Barkdull, lean Bordeauz, and Bill Ross. These fellows will be greatly missed and will be hard to replace.
BEE RELAY NARBONNE FINALS
Led by Lee Stecker, Eugene I-latter, and Cliff
Trezise, the mighty Tartar "B's" went through
the season with but one deleat.
Lee Stecker, a senior took the top honors in the
l320, and picked up points in the 220. His tough-
est competition was during the Narbonne-Tor-
rance meet, and his time was 3:25. Bob Jackson
and lim Dowell also ran in this event, and they
should take honors next year.
Eugene Hatter, another senior, ran l:Z8.9 in the
660. This time he broke the record by 1.1 sec'
onds. Hatter also broke the record in the 70 yd.
high hurdles by flying over the sticks in the last
time of 9L3 seconds. Ioe Van Kralingen, Ralph
Pina, and Richard Pearson rated well in the 660,
with Van having a slight edge in points scored.
Richard Miller, Rowland Iustice and Lee Steck-
er made a good showing in the furlong, and the
100 yd. dash was taken care of by Teruzo Hata,
Richard Miller, and Louie Briganti.
Besides Hatter in the 70 yd. high hurdles the
Tartar lightweights had Cliff Trezise, who took
turns with Hatter cropping top honors.
Teruzo I-lata, Trezise, and Rowland Iustice ran
the lZ0 low hurdles and scored many points.
The broad jump was taken care of by Richard
Miller, Louie Briganti and Fred Russel. Trezise,
Beryle Coast and Russel captured many honors
in. the high jump.
Rolly Andrews starred in the shot put with
Coast and Iacobs picking up a few points. Guy
DeWitt was always near the top in the pole
vault throughout the season. The runners on the
relay team were Richard Miller, Briganti, Trezise
and Hata, who made the winning points in
several of the meets.
In the "B" class, graduation will take away
our star runners, Eugene Hatter, Lee Stecker,
and Teruzo Hata. The teams will miss their
points, but graduation has to capture the good
athletes some day.
LEWELLEN, PICKING, TREZISE
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The 1939 Tartar ileaweights started out the season in top form. Ted Yasanaga and Wallace Woods came through
with top honors in the 120 low hurdles. Woods won some points in the shot put during the season.
Gerald McDonald and Don Hitchcock shone in the 660 event. Gerald broke the school record tive times during the
season. His best time was made on the new Narbonne Cinder path in the last time ol l:3l,2. Hitchcock was always close
behind McDonald in every meet Gnd these boys Should go 10 town during the 1Q4U season, McDonald qlgg picked up q
tew points in the 100 yd. dash.
Bill Parton led the field in the century and the broad jump. Iiru Daniels and Red Ritchie represented the team in the
pole vault, and Bob Golden took top honors in the high Jump throughout the season.
The four man 440 relay team was the best in the League. The boys broke the record three times during the early part
of the season. The team consisting oi Bob Golden, Wallace Woods, Ted Yasanaga and Bill Parton, traveled the lap in
46 seconds. The credit for turning out such a speedy group Of runners should go to Coach Zamperini. This was his first
year as coach at Torrance, and he really turned out a brilliant, dependable, championship team.
Tartars Lose First League Game
On Thursday, December 1, the Torrance Tartars tangled with the Banning Pilots tor the lirst game ol the season.
The first hall was rather close, but Tweedy, ot Banning, sank tour baskets to clinch the game. Bill Nagel was the out-
standing player lor Torrance. He carried away high point honors with ll points to his credit.
For the first time in two years the Torrance Varsity won a league game. Their victims were our old rivals irom Nar-
bonne. The Tartars took the lead in the first halt and were never headed. Bill Buckley, acting captain, played his best
garne. He was outstanding on defense and also sank three long shots, High point honors went to Marvin Lee with 15
points to his credit,
Torrance Upsets San Pedro
The Tartar Cdgers nosed out the San Pedro Pirates on the Tartars' floor. The Tartar quintet outplayed the Pirates
throughout the game. They jumped into a ten-point lead in the first quarter, and managed to keep ahead. When the gun
sounded the end of the game, the Tartars were in the lead by a score oi 34 to 32.
Tartars Bow to Oilers
On December 20, the Tartars traveled to El Segundo. It seems as though their eiiort to win was in vain. 'I'he Oilers
played heads up ball, and won by a margin ot eight points. Marvin Lee played an outstanding game.
Tartars Scalp Mohicans
Torrance barely eked out a thrilling victory over Gardena. The battle was staged on the losers' tloor, Ianuary 10.
Marvin Lee led the attack oi the Tartars by swishing through with a total ot 12 points.
Banning Marches On
Banning again proved to be too good for the Tartar quintet. Torrance held the score down to 27 to 24. Tweedie and
Frey got hot in the second half and ran the score way up so that the issue was never in serious doubt. Marvin Lee was
high point man with 15 points.
Narbonne's Second Downfall
This game would not do justjce to a so-
called basketball team. No one on the Tartar
squad really played his best. Even though
the Tartars won, it was by a very small
margin. Marvin Lee managed to bail in 15
points to retain his place as high point man.
Pirates Conquer Tartars
ln a game that had no thrilling moments
because San Pedro was always ahead, the
Pirates conquered the Tartars by a score ot
35 to 18. San Pedro used a last breaking
oltense and completely outplayed the 'i'artars.
Vinko Matulich, ol San Pedro, scored as many
points as the entire Torrance squad. Marvin
Lee and Bill Buckley played their usual out-
Tartars Again Bow to Oilers
El Segundo held the lead by a lew 'points
all throuah the aame. The 'l'artars put up a
great light, but they lacked in a strong de-
fense. Bill Buckley, candidate tor All Marine
League honors, played outstanding ball until
out on personal fouls. Marvin Lee walked
away with the high point honors once more.
Tartars Again Scalp Mohicans
The Torrance Tartars gave the Mohicans
the beating ol their lives by a score ot SU to
28. The Tartars played very line heads up
ball. Marvin 'Lee and Bill Nagel were the
Stars ol the game. Marvin found his shooting-
eye early in the game and contributed 24
points to the Tartars' cause. 'l'he game was
hard fought. and rather rouah, but with the
able and lair re'ereeing of the great former
coach, B. I. Donahue, the game was kept
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DEAN BARKDULL fGuardJ
A tall, hard playing fellow, he can usually be de-
pended upon for a few good long shots nearly every
game. He has another year.
VAN NESS BARNARD fl:'orWardl
"Sunny" shone in the line of defense for the 'l'artars.
A little troubled in shooting, but a good sport. A real
promising fellow for next year,
SHERMAN BROSS fGuarcll
A hard playing guard from Huntington Beach High.
His ball handling ability was splendid along with his
shooting. We expect to see Sherman back next year.
BILL BUCKLEY fGuardl
Also a hard playing guard. Lady Luck rode with him
in many games. Bill made All Marine League second
string. We hope to see him on the All Marine first string
MARVIN LEE fCenterl
His improvement over last season was amazing. He
made All Marine League first string and we hope he
can do as well next year.
HAROLD MASSIE CC-ruarclt
Hal, a senior, is a good man on defense, He stands
about six teet, three inches and is a good man to have
on our side. We hate to see him go.
BILL NAGEL tlforwardi
Bill was voted the most valuable man on the team
His outstanding performance was a great factor in the
team's success. He graduated last February.
RICHARD PAXMAN fCenterl
A good sport. Rather slow, but he stopped many long
passes. He is only a ninth grader. He has three good
years left. We hope to see him make good by then.
IUNIOR RICHARDSON tForwardl
Iunior is a little shorter than most of the players. He
seemed to be able to dribble through most anything. He
is another senior who will be missed.
ARTHUR WOODCOCK llforwardl
A fine shot, but a little slow. He was hampered this
year by a broken collar bone. He is a senior who will
be missed by the whole student body.
BOB YANCEY tlforwardi
Bob is a dead-eye tor side shot. He moves rather
slowly, but gets there. He has saved many a game for
us. He will serve again next season.
The Tartar Bee squad was ham'
pered by lack oi experienced ma-
terial. They won only one league
game and one practice game by
small margins, but we hope to see
our next year's Bee squad equal
the standards of the former 1987
Bee squad. Members ol this year's
team are I. Daniels, Clillord Pow-
ell, Billy Ross, Ormsby Miller, W.
L, Priest, Clyde johnson, H. Pina,
lean Bordeaux and Harvey Abra-
The Varsity squad made the finest showing
oi any of the Torrance High basketball teams
of the past live years. Much of the credit goes
to their able coach, Mr. Peter Zamperini. The
team was composed of nearly all of last
year's Bee squad. Most of the players have
one more year to go, and We, the students of
Torrance High, wish them the best of luck
next season. Even though the students did not
give the players their full support all the first
of the season, they well made up for it in the
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BILL HICKS--Catcher-A very fine catcher came here
from Banning, He held down his job of catching
very well. He batted fair.
KENNETH PERKINS-First base and Pitcher-A good
first baseman, he also pitched. A good hitter. He
covered the bag well.
DICK HALE-Pitcher-A very good pitcher. He pitched
good ball and came through when he was most
HAROLD IACKSON-First Base-A left handed boy.
played heads up ball. He batted left handed and
was a close runner-up in the batting average.
FRED HICKS-Second Base-A small fellow, but he
played good ball nevertheless.
DANIELS-Second Base-This being his first year
of varsity baseball, he was a little slow getting
started but he showed good work.
CLAIR IOHNSON-Third Base-A good third baseman
who always could be relied on for consistent
playing and good hits.
LOUIE BRIGANTI-A fellow who can really play short
stop like nobody's business. He can be relied
upon for a hit.
BILL FULTON-Lett Field and Pitcher-This is the boy
known as the star. He led the batting average. He
also is a good pitcher. There is no better left field
man than he.
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ROWLAND IUSTICE-Left Fielder-The first year out
for this boy, but he can play good ball in any
EDWARD ORR-Center Fielder-A tall, slender boy-
to his advantage because he can reach up and
pull them down.
ROLAND ANDREWS-Center Field-An all-around
player. This being his first year out, he played
good ball and batted fair.
ARMY DOWELL-Right Fielder-A senior, this being
his last year, he went out and did something by
knocking out a few homers.
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-Under the direction of the G.A.A.'s
president, Lucile, the l939 Spring Playday was pro-
nounced the most successful playday ever held at
MURIEL ALVERSON-Consistently in the limelight oi
Torrance High, Muriel has shown her talents both in
Madrigals and as a capable member of the Council.
ELIZABETH ANTHONY-Possessor of a sterling person-
ality, Elizabeth has done exceptionally well in pro-
moting the lunior Red Cross Club, in which she served
MAE BACON-Distinctively talented in costume de-
signing and adept in dressmaking, Mae has striking
possibilities for becoming highly successful in the
SHERWOOD BARKDULL-Planning after graduation to
indulge in advance training, Sherwo d
distinction of being b '
o has won the
a le to mix his interests in beach
and school work.
POLLY BARTLETT-Good hearted Polly Bartlett, ex-
tremely talented in her vocational cooking classes, is
ff- making plans tor a career as a Home Economics
BERT BENDER-Excelling in his understanding of the
mechanism which constitutes an automobile, Bert
ranked prominently in his shop classes.
. in th
ecause of his growing interest
e latest developments in the aeronautical field,
Howard served ably as president of the Pilots' C
MELVIN BENNER-Aspiring to be a banker, Melvin
has proved to be exceedingly efficient in his office
' practice and bank preparatory work.
' EILEEN BLACK
-Rendering indispensable service to
the success of Kid Day, Eileen proved to be one of the
outstanding individuals ot the class of '39.
FRANCES BORTNEM-A truly reliable worker, Frances
has freely offered her abilities and talents for all
RAMONA CARLIN-Dexterously active in all of the
G.A.A.'s affairs, Ramona skillfully performed her du-
ties, as Vice-president ot the organization, which was
instrumental in their having a successful season.
to the Selni
e of the shy, but '
Betty, in h '
er quiet manner, lent her support
MARSHALL CONDON-Winner of awards from the
Pomona Fair, Marshall can well be assured that he
occupies a position of recognized ability in the eyes ot
IEAN BORDEAUX-Pedalling his way to fame and al-
ways a good sport, lean has won the admiration of his
classmates, as he has won his bicycling.
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ARMY DOWELL-There are bright p
ne of the most intelligent conversationalists of our
f und morning, noon, or night lit-
class, who may be o
b ried in any work of literature.
EDDIE DAWSON-Better known as "Red", Eddie was
had a truly pleasant disposition,
' tion with it.
able to prove he
' h' red hair and the usual assocla
rospects for Army,
IEANETTE EVANS-After proving her natural skill as
a dressmaker, Ieanette can also be justly acclaimed
an outstanding model at the spring fashion show.
GENEVA ELLIS-Through sheer pleasantness toward
Geneva has been helpful in pro-
m ' tmosphere in her c
oting a friendly a
t which has
LESLIE FOSTER-Unusually gifted in ar,
been and probably always will be his main interest
in life, Leslie hopes to pursue this as his career.
HELEN FLOYD-Since she has already been given an
award for her shorthand ability, there is no doubt
about the success Helen will soon enjoy in the corn-
ELMO HALL-Stellar sportster, Elmo has shown en-
viable ability in both football and Tartar Knights,
especially in the Tartar Court.
FULTON-Known for his printing ability, Bill has
I-lamilton's right hand man,
undoubtedly become Mr.
and in that position he gives an endless amoun
O HATA-Teruzo, who ranks as
h l ed the track team to
track star, has consistently e p
IOHN HALL-Capable of challenging any track runner
them California, Iohnnie has intelligently di-
b ing Student Body Vice-
vided his time between e
President and a track sensation.
IRENE HOKE-Enjoying and excelling in all types of
ble to serve competently as playday
sports, Irene was a
hairman tor the G.A.A. in her senior yea
THELMA HOGBERG-Having used to the best advan-
tage her capable hands, she has been awarded the
Typing Cup for two consecutive years.
BOB KLINK-Dancing his way through high School
Bob has been much in demand at all social functions,
both on and off the campus.
BOB ISAACS-Ranking as one of the best tennis play-
ers of T.H.S., Bob best exemplified his debating abili-
' an active part in the Torrensic Forum.
ties by taking
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GRACE ISBELL-Preferring her c ewing
classes to all others, Grace naturally excelled in them
and produced many delightful articles.
BERT LAMB-By effectively directing the stage crew,
Bert has been an indispensable asset to the school
through his ability to construct successful "sets",
ooking and s
HARRY LEWIS-Possessing a remarkable mathemati-
cal mind, Harry was able to become a leader in his
scholastic achievements, and maintained it throughout
his high school years.
CORAL LINDEMAN-One of the brilliant members ol
her class, Coral was able to adequately perform note-
worthy service to the school, whether it were in the
field of art, music, or literature.
BILL MCGINNIS-Although Bill's quiet manner often
misleads us into believing he is daydreaming, he is
responsible for more than his share of clear thinking.
NABEL MCNEES-Anabel, with her commercial in-
'al personality, has every attri-
clinations and her gem
bute required of a proficient secretary.
' as manager of
ALFRED MASON-Dexterously serving
the show cases, Alfred has thanklessly spent many an
hour planning and arranging them artistically,
SSIE-His favorite sport being basketball,
1 pal to everyone
Harold was able to become a rea
' d thus, an asset to T.H.S.
who knew him, an
CLAUDE MITCHELL-Through his sheer determinatio
to do his best, Claude concentrated his entire efforts
on bettering the effectiveness of the Hall Patrol.
YONEKO MOCHIZUKI-An attractive newcomer, Yon-
eko, who occupied a well deserved position in the
Fashion Show, has won popularity which is based on
dependability and sincere friendship.
b Mowry ranking
ROBERT MOWRY-Congenial Bo ,
highly in local tennis circles, has gained recognition
about the campus by possessing a pleasing sense of
-Bob, who gave unceasingly of his
W, will soon be
t'me while on the public address cre
' of a doctor.
engrossed in the role
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NORMA PATTERSON-Famed for her n
Norma is sure to be a success in either a musical or
MARIORIE PAGE-Active in Madrigals and President
of Girls' League, Marjorie has set an enviable record,
and a more all-around girl is hard to find.
HARRY RAYMOND-Harry gave exclusively of his
f commanding the Hall Patrol,
' of our halls,
talents to the task o
which has greatly improved the orderliness
C mmercially inclined, W.L. has added
W. L. PRIEST- o
much to the expert management of
Club during his senior year.
IUNIOR RICHARDSON-lunior, as the outstanding iri-
dividual of the Tartar Knights, skillfully controlled the
' T rtar Court and left an enviable ex-
affatrs of the a
ample for his succe ,
BILL RITCHIE-A bowling devotee, Bill is another
person who possesses that certain magnetism which
just makes you want to be with him constantly.
EILEEN ROWE-Eileen, without doubt, is the most
adept dressmaker on the campus, but she is equally
distinguished by being one of the most popular girls
MASAKO SAEDA-Shy, Masako, who possesses a
pleasing but not a Pollyanna-like personality, easily
became a true friend of all the girls at T.l-l.S., as well
as President of the Iapanese Club.
EMIL SCHIMMICK-Although Emil didn't participate
in many activities, he is the type of a person who will
always do anything asked of him. He Was right hand
man at the carnivals.
IOHN SCHWARTZ-Personable lohn Schwartz, capable
Commission, with his reserved
ber of the Safety
enforce a program
manner has been able to
serving order in the halls.
YLOR Euphrasia is one girl who defi-
l't which has
EUPHRASIA TA -
nitely possesses a sparkling personaiy,
made her exceedingly popular in school activities.
lor, lending color
R Diminutive Ruth Tay
f an ideal per-
RUTH TAYLO -
' sterling example o
the campus, is a
sonality and character.
Pl-IYLLIS SEARS-A sunny smile, a cheery word, and
a stimulating personality have made it possible for her
to excell in poplarity in all her classes.
DON SEEMATTER-Don, always willing to lend his
' ' d vocabulary to any needy
well-cultivated voice an
occasion, has extremely bright prospects for success
as a radio announcer.
k'll cl in the culinary
EDDIE SHANER-Unbelievably s 1 e
arts, Eddie soon became one of the indispensable
members of the vocational cooking class.
IIM SHAVER-Mannerly Iim Shaver possessed dual
' ' 1 arning the printing profession and in
interests in e
perfecting his musical abilities.
IGEKO SHIBUTA-Being a dependable helper and a
d her piano ability
fine friend, Shigeko has ably mixe
with obtaining a thorough education.
IACK Sl-IEEHAN-Through his magnetic personality,
k was able to establish a pretentious record in a
ber of the Tartar
t time by becoming a mem
Knights and Stage Crew.
AKIRA SHIMATSU-Excelling in the subjects which
require the use of skillful hands, Akira occupies a
recognized position in his shop classes.
- enial Harry Slover, prominent
HARRY SLOVER Cong
for his sense of humor, may always be called upon o
' ' ht side to every problem.
rove that there is a brig
f llow commercial stu-
HELEN SOPCI-IINSKY-Like her e
dents, Helen proved to be a most conscientious work-
er, always capable ol helping anyone who asked her.
BOB STEADMAN-Tennis proved to be Bob's favorite
game as well as the sport in which he was exception-
BILL STEVVART-Efficient as Commissioner of Athletics
and Senior Class President, and outstanding in track,
Bill has literally put Torrance on the map, again.
LEE STECKER-For his superior track skill, Lee is
h es, and he is also
one of the campus ero
' ' ommercial field. Q- V V
adept in the c
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VIRGINIA TRALLER-By serving as Student Body
Secretary, Virginia has held an enviable position on
the Council and again qualified as a capable co-editor
of the Annual.
THELMA THOMPSON-Commercial work is the most
fascinating of all for Thelma, who is capable of going
forth as the ideal secretary.
MARY TURNER-Mary's shy eyes, quiet, sweet voice,
and pleasant manner make her a restful person to be
associated with, as well as an ad
Home Econorn' '
ept student in any
1cs subject or in the Library.
HAROLD TREZISE-Pr ' '
h . .
omment in all events in which
e participated, Harold proved to b
e one of the out-
rs of the Tartar Court.
lways possessing a welcoming
mile, Kenneth's interests revolved around agriculture,
which education he furthered by joining the F.F.A.
MARIE TURNER-Serving unshirkingly as Wardrobe
Mistress for Madrigals, Marie was faced with endless
duties, but performed them all in a praiseworthy
manner, and well deserves everyon ' '
e s recognition.
I. B. WALLACE-Primarily interested in Tartar Knights,
I. B. was able to find time to excel '
main outside i t
in football as his
n erest and to become an able agricul-
EVELYN VINCENT-Popular president of the Commer-
cial Club, Evelyn possesses a sparkling personality
and endless initiative which have gained for her an
IUNE WHITT Bu '
- smess minded, Iune spends much of
her leisure time preparing herself for the near future.
which should be overflowing with success for her.
HELEN WEIR-An outstanding campus personality,
Helen has skillfully served as Commissioner of Enter-
tainment, and in the thankless position of Girls'
League Vice President.
S-Proficiently t '
ing, Marjorie is ' ' member of the T
- ' , and also a com '
CK-By proving his ability as
brilliant leader, Arthur became th
of Torrance H'
e popular mainstay
igh by serving as Student Body President.
ROBERT UEDA-Quiet but extremely industrious, Rob-
ert Ueda has been able to produce Work that is
worthy of all ourvpraise.
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rained in debat-
an indlspensable or-
ronslc Forum mercial enthusiast.
DEAN BARKDULI.. holds down the job of V
President. This is quite a
n honored position, and yo
that Dean must be quite a
popular boy among
IOE BASILE '
is a new boy in the class so little is
known about him. When he isn't in school, he may be
tound bandaged up, as the results of frequent automo-
LLOYD BEADLE has benefited our track by entering
the pole-vault. He also will be missed after graduating
time in February.
DICK BEECHER is on the Student Council. He is also a
Tartar Knight and does his best to keep order during
the aud calls.
LYNNE BOYD, who came from a girls' school, learned
the art of poise and carriage. For this reason she was
such an outstanding figure in the Fashion Show.
BOB EMERSON is editor of the T.N.T. He entered here
from Bakersfield and has become quite
popular in the
I-IAZEL FESSENDEN worked very hard with
sales talk for the Torrance N
from the b t
ews Torch. She started
o tom and worked up to the advertising staff.
DALE PALK h
as proved to be a good worker in
cabinet shop. He has followed this course throughout
high school and has earned good mark ' '
s in it.
DAVID FIGUEREDO should be given a great deal of
praise for his tine work and efficiency in reviving the
TN.T. David also started the Rifle Club.
BOB FIGUEREDO is as ambitious as his brother David.
He is secretary and treasurer of the Varsity Club. His
ambition is to become an auto mechanic.
RRIS GROTHMAN is one of the boys who make our
stage settings possible. Harris is on the stage crew
and does a good job ot it.
MARVIN GOETTSCH was head oi the Senior Tea and
did fine work. I-Ie also plays football and is one of the
most valuable men on the team.
UGENE I-IATTER is the speed demon of th
has been running 1
'n track since the l
de quite a name f '
or hlmselt this last year.
DOROTHY HAMMAN has a fast
art of shorthand
speedy hand for the
. Only in her second year and she
transcribes from her shorthand notes at the rate of 30
words a minute, a very good rate for a second semes-
BOB BERRY is th
e machinist of the class. Wh
anyone has trouble with he
r car she should 1
ook Bob I 60 l
MASAYE KIIUBU is like a key to her class. Whenever
the class gets to arguing over lapanese customs,
Frances helps them out.
ORNEY is well known among the girls as
G.A.A. initiation like a
a good sport. She took the
n though she got the worst o
real trouper eve
EVELYN LAWVER has her lunch period
the time. She serves the students and the teachers in
LOCKE has the job ol secretary of the Cam-
t taking pictures.
era Club. He is very good a
EDGAR MCDONALD is the President of the Senior clas
the time on the Annual and sells candy
between periods in the
He works all
to the halt-starving students
VELADY is the only girl of the B12 class that
h' Society since the tenth
has been in the Scholars ip
well known in the B12 class as
ite bashtul, but
RIE MADDY is
t rs She is qu
one of the prettiest wri e .
nevertheless she is a good student.
's another girl who was in the Schol-
It was the first year
LSA NORMAN 1
I last semester.
arship Society unti
that she didn't get all "R's".
IUNE NUCKLES, like Hazel, started from the bottom
and worked up to the advertising staff of the T.N.T.
EVA MARIE PEER, known as Rheba, the colored maid
in the play, contributed many laughs towards its suc-
KENNETH PERKINS acts as President of the Allied
Youth and Advertising Manager of the Student Body.
GLENN ALLAN PRICE is a bookworm. During club
period Glenn spends his time in the library reading.
.ANNEEN QUIGLEY helped a great deal on the Prom.
She sat hour by hour making cherry blossoms, but who
wouldn't if she had a chance to get out oi class?
ON QUINN is well known for the fine milk he
ible Vernon tries to get in a
delivers. Whenever poss ,
good advertisement in the classroom.
UGALL is the artist of the class. For tour
art A lot of the doings
consecutive years she has taken .
at school with cm artistic touch were worked on
ROSE MCLENDON was another outstanding figure in
the fashion show. .
LORRAINE REBA '
DOW contributed quite a bit to th
success ot the Prom last year as sh
e was chairman of
ns. Lorraine is also on the Annual Staff
and serves at school banquets and in the cafeteria
during the lunch hour. She is also secretary ot the
ROGER HORNBACK belongs to a new club which
certainly does its duty to the school. The name ol it is
the Clean Up Club. During their noon hours the boys
in the club learn to dance.
NORINNE SCI-IROEDER holds down the job of Secretary
of the Student Body. She does very well at it, too,
because she is such a beautiful writer. Norinne is also
Treasurer of the Allied Youth.
BILLY ROSS has established his ability by running
the gruelling race known as the 1320, which is three-
quarters ot a mile.
PHYLLIS IEANNE SCHULTZ is on the Student Board ol
Control and serves on the Tartar Court.
AKIGE SHIMATSU plays football and is one ot the
most valuable men on the team.
AUDREY STANLEY has done a lot ot journalism work.
She had charge ot the girls' page ot the T.N.T. She is
quite an artist and designed the emblem on the new
G.A.A. sweat shirts.
MARIORIE SMITH was considered "God's gift from
heaven" on the day of the Torrance playday. Marjorie
served the halt-starving girls food.
KRALIGEN is another student who
serves at noon in the cafeteria. She is quite
known for the pies and cake
s she makes.
OMAS also works in the Student Store and
helps Edgar. lack is Vice-president of the class and
presides over the meetings when Edgar is absent.
VIVIAN WERTELLA was chosen to represent Torrance
High School at the Iunior Red Cross delegation in San
Francisco last year. On her return home a Iunior Red
Cross was started and Vivian i
WHITE has helped out many a banquet by
serving. Not only does she serve, but she also does the
HARRY YORICS ambition is to become a test pilot. He
is quite handy in making miniatu
Treasurer of th
re airplanes and is
e Torrensic Forum.
BOB YANCEY is the author of the class. During his
course in advance comp. Bob wrote some very out-
RAYMOND PARR is a new boy in our class and little
is known about him. He is quiet and sort ot bashful,
but nevertheless he is a nice boy and Well liked.
IAMES SNYDER is another boy of the class who is on
the football team. The boys will hate to see lim
graduate in February.
LYLE AMES TOWNE is a new bo
y in school and is a
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President ...........,..... ......................................, ......... B i II Stewart
Vice-president ....... .......,........... I Ohn Hall
Secretary ............. ....,....,,....... H elen Weir
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Vice-president ........ ..........,.,,,,.................
Rebadow, Peer, Fosier, Dowell, Jackson
Alvorson, Friedman, McGinnis,
Friedman, Boyd, Alvorson, Bosche,
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
Three Act Play
Tune 2 and 3, 1939
By Members of the Dramatics Class
Directed by Mrs. Florence I-laifner
MEMBERS OF THE CAST
Penelope Sycamore .,.,..,...,,...................
Essie Sycamore Carmichael .......... Loraine Rebadow
.....Eva Marie Peer
Pat Sycamore .....,,,.....,......,.,.,...... ...,...r.,, . .Harry Lewis
Mr. De Pinna ..,,,.rr
Ed Carmichael ...,.,...
Donald ...,........,.........,,.,,.,, ....,....,,
Mariin Vanderhofi ......,.,,, ,,
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Possessing many of the outstanding people of the school, the Iunior Class may
fully be called one of the best classes ot Torrance High School.
Many of its students are enrolled in the Scholarship Society, and at a recent election
one of the Iunior girls was elected Girls' League President. Some ot the athletic-minded
boys have been going out tor sports, and one of our basketball stars has had the honor of
being named on the All Marine League Team.
So you can see by these statistics that Torrance High is gong to lose a great class
when this one graduates.
Clyde Anderson. Ienoyne
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Row 2-Marion Bates, Iohnny Bcxtovsky, Anna
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Each year, through an old tradition, the luniors give the Seniors a Prom. It is a gala
affair, and the decorations are carried out with a theme. This year the chosen theme was
The Iuniors went to a great deal of work in order to raise rno
rewarded for their efforts because this Prom
ever put on. The wait
ney, but they were well
went down as one of the most beautiful ones
resses, dressed in a Hawaiian fashion, served beneath swaying palm
trees while the orchestra played Hawaiian tunes. The girls paraded lovely looking formals
while the boys were dressed in their Sunday go-to-meeting clothes.
The program of 1939 was enjoyed by all, and the Iuniors are looking forward to being
guests next year as Seniors.
Row' 1: Agnes Sopchinsky, Charles Steadrnan,
Marilynn Strautman, Ethel Stumph.
Row 2: Louise Thompson, Marian Thompson, Cliff
Trezise, Tillie Trujillo.
Row 3: Toshio Une, Takayako Uneda, Ioe Von
Kralingen, Dorothy Weber.
. Edward West, Carolyn Wilkes, Thelma
Wolfe, Thelma Wright.
The Saphornores' first year in high school is not usually an eventlul year, but these Sophornores
have not been lacking in activity. They have some outstanding members in their class also. During the
Torrance High School G.A.A. Playday April 27, 1939, it seems that the Sophomore baseball team really
took quite a beating from the Gardena Sophomore team. The score was 20 to 2. Do you think they can
ever live it down? The players were as follows: Captain Mina l-lorrnell, Helen Militich, Virginia
Zamperini, Relda Briggs, Betty Iune Pierson, Nobuko Kobayashi, Doris Martin, Elizabeth Fish, Eleanor
Lukes, Emestine Mauk and Wesla Toler. On Saturday, May 6, 1939, the Scholarship Convention was held
at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Among the Sophornores' delegates were: Virginia Zamperini,
Patty Doan, Wesla Toler, Ruby Benner, and Marjorie Rusk. The Sophomore baseball team, on May 18,
l939, went to the San Pedro High Playday ready for a victoryg they met the Gardena Sophomores on
court 3 and battled it out again. This time the score was only 7 to 2 ftheir lavorl. The players were the
same except for two substitutes, Ruby Benner and Marjorie Rusk. On the boys' list oi outstanding mem-
bers is the all around sport, Iames Daniels. Last year he went out for "B" basketball, in baseball season
he played second base for Varsity, and in track season he performed as a "C" pole vaulter. He has
been outstanding in all these sports. We hope to see more of you next year, Iimmy. Thomas Zumwalt has
taken active part in the Future Farmers of America. He entered the live stock show at the Pomona Fair,
and has taken trips with the F.F.A. to San Luis Obispo, and Mexico. Keep up the good work, Tom.
lt seems that last term Helen Thompson attended Redondo Union High for ten weeks, just long enough to
receive the highest typing award given this term. She is one of our former Iunior Student Body Presi-
dents. She has taken part in many school activities. She also plays the accordion very well. We have
another Sophomore sportsman, Richard Pierson. He is on the "B" track team, taking part in the 1320
and the 660. He has had quite a successful year.
Leon Shell W'42
November 29, 1938
A10-Top Row: Lukes, Pierson, Doan, Zamperini, Thompson, Hormell, Prince, Goddard, Pina, Harris,
lntermill, Portnay, Stegelmeyer, Robinson, Fish, Doolittle, Meade, Duarte, Iackson, Eastman, Dorchek,
Mabee. Row'3: Schnyder, Mauk, Rusk, Bratton, Bradford, Bay, Matthews, Thomas, Pruitt, R. Young,
Newman, Briggs, Walls, Moon, Toler, Hudson, Schimmick, Shaner, Gotts, Foster, Barnett, lkezoe, Clark,
B. Young. Row 2: M. Bingo, Bray, P. Doolittle, Hoskins, E. Rossi, R. Benner, Burchett, K. Toke, E. Tanaka,
Briganti, Russell, Abbott, Moser, Salm, F. Bingo, Maddock, Parr, E. Thomas, Wortham, Kyle, Weber, A.
Honday, Mayer, M. Kirkland, F. Hicks. Row 1: Schwartz, Greathouse, Hall, Rowell, I-Iillier, C. Ritchie,
Pierson, Wade, R. Ernst, Abbott, Stone, Daniels, Snow, Iohnson, Hoffman, Totten, G. Mitchell, Ammon,
Gray, B. Prime.
B10-Top Row: Grubbs, Coast, Leech, Iacobs, Banks. Crawford, Wood, Lamb, Hale, Anthony, Cherrick,
Riley, I. Hudson, W. Thomas, Dean, Parton, Stone, Waddingham. Row 2: Paxman, Pier, Beckdell, Sam-
mons, Boyle, Sturnph, White, Livermore, Weaver, Whitney, Haftley, Militch, Martin, L. Hudson, Dietlin,
Deosigne, F1-issel, Marstellar, Ellis. Row 1: Christensen, Matsumoto, Anderson, Floyd, N. Kobayashi.
Craig, W. Kirkland, E. Csawa, Ikezoe, Hernandez, Franklin, Snow, Thompson, Blackhall Mickle, Prouten,
This column begins with football in the Winter of '38. The Bee team did not win a game, but put up
good battles, and were composed ot a few coming tootball stars for Torrance. The three A9 boys were:
Bobby Golden, a hallback and a good open field runnerg Rowland Iustice, a hallback with plenty oi
fight, a good runner and blocker: and Bud Anderson, the lad with plenty ot tight, and the boy who
gave Eugene Hatter a good run tor his money for the position of quarterback.
Clair Iohnson played basketball and baseball tor T.H.S. and did exceptionally well in both sports.
Clair surprised Coach Barr in baseball by starting the first game for the Tartars and hitting a home run
to win the game.
The tennis team was comprised ot Russel Harsh and Wallace Steinhilber, the latter doing most of the
playing in the Marine League events.
The tracksters had 11 young athletes out for this windy sport: Bobby Meade, Rowland Iustice, Bobby
Golden, Gerald McDonald, Wallace Woods, T. C. Ward, Cedric Eddings, Harry Hata, David Ross, Bob
Lewellen. and H. Hamano. ,
A9 girls especially distinguished themselves in the Sweetheart Waltz number, prepared in their
Rhythmic Class. They gave this on several programs.
AS-Top How: Stanley, Kuiuba, Moon, Piper, Golden, Woods, Thompson, Combs, Hooke. Row 3: Campbell,
N. Peterson, H. Hamano, C. Iohnson, Eddings, G, Smith, D. Rouss, Higgins, B. Ingram, Ward, Iustice,
Meade, Kelley, Anderson, McDonald, Weir, Woodburn, Ross, Moine, Steinhilber, Younken, Lewellen, R.
Abbott. Row : l-Iarsh, Mcliltresh, Putnam, Colburn, Smythe, Ormon, Smith, Pegors, Fallis, Rous, Hall,
Campbell, Watson, B. Evans, Lukes, B. Maloy, Adamoli, Iavens, Hawks, Sanford, Bradford, Nihei, Hurst,
Roland, Thompson. Row l: Rowell, Richards, Vandergrilt, A. Robinson, L. Wright, F. Whiting, Ball,
Billingsly, Yoder, Fernley, Findley, P. Neli, M. Smith, N. Failla, F. Patterson, R. Hornback, E. Foster,
A, 1-loke, .Y. Omatsit, Adams, Cavitt, Welch, Kemp, H. Hata.
B9-Top Row: Gibbison, Rathbun, Rios, Treloar, Carlin, Dawson, Daniels, Clayton, Prince, Prouton,
Gansey, Flores, Russell, Hageman, Reis, Dewitt, Kakida, Williams. Row Z: Preston, Piers, Ordez, Robin-
son, Iackson, Olson, Frizzell, Baker, Trujillo, Post, Pierson, Malin, Sommers, Michelson, Yasunaga. Row 1:
lkezoe, Sawai, Shirnotani, Nakaoka, Schultz, Unger, Magee, Bishop, Iohnson, Sleeth, Wardrop, Wallace,
Honda, Ioyce, Tempo, Bender, Russel.
Harold Hageman W43
May 30, 1939
FRESHMEN fCOl'1l.l 6 E
The girls likewise have made' at name for themselves in sports. They attended the Norbonne Iunior G.A.A. Playday
Iune 2. Among them are: lean Ormand, Ellen Adams, Iackie Gilbert, and Mary Louise Ordoz. More power to you, girls.
All of the students that have heard lean Yoder play the piano know how talented she is. She has played lor many school
plays and Aud Calls, using both modern and classical music. Iean is also a sporano in the Iunior Maclrigals.
A very promising Freshman in Iunior Madrigals is Harriet Pegors. She has been a member tor two years and has sung
soprano during this time. She has given several solos and has done very well. She will be welcome to the Iunior Madrigals.
Last, but far from least, is the very talented young lady, Georgia Billingsly. She has just finished a most successful term
as Iunior Student Body President. She is quite a seamstress, and has also made some very line drawings.
A8-Top Row: Hippick, Smith. Row 4: Sterling, Rippy, Robinson, Condle
Walls, Holloman, Militich, Une, Delsey, Ueda, Dye Wh'
Woodburn. Row 3: Sueda, Leatherman
Chism, Mcxrscal, Brown W
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y, Packham, F. Miller, Iohnston,
, itney, Portnoy, lrish, Zdrale, Wright, Pulmcm,
, I. Wolfe, Hague, Ordway, Bratton, Kelly, Shell, O Buffalo
, icker, Falk, Carstens, H. Saeda, Wannberg, B. Woodcock H
, . rnith, Combs, Moyers. Row 2: Hicks, Iones, Franklin Hata Y
Wade, McNew, Fariss, Pina, Bull, Wood, Matthews Le
Reyes, Whiting, Foshiko. Row 1' Wilke
Hawks, McAllister Gutt
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, ed, Bowman, Shawger, Deininger, Van Kralinger,
. s, Hatter, Daffron, Gotts, Cates, Baxter, R. Wolie, Patterson, Turner,
, enfelder, Maddy, Pankey, Iohns, Egerer, Thomas, Cline, Russel, Goettsch, Delano.
BB--Top Row: Lavelady, Dobbins, Yuncan, Quinn, Kai, Day, Fowler, Slover, Disa' '
Winters, Monroe, Russell, lntermill, Iustice. Row 2: McCall, Mendez Y
Campbell, Fouts, Baker, Torres, Pina, O. Gonzalez, A.
Smith, Maloy, Murray, Stanley, Bl
rio, McV1car, Powell,
, egez, Dowell, Prime, Iensen, Daniel,
Gonzalez, Chesser, How 1: Rivera, Alvarez, C. Ueda,
ackburn, Crawford, DeBray, Nakaoka, Rossiter, Grigsby, lngra
Our cruise i l
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n 938-39 has taken us to many enjoyable ports of pleasure and knowledge.
The class was well represented in various activities, including the Iunior Choir, Spelling Bee, and Americanism contest.
Anolgtlrtlrahclilldlgigieresxll' ihqesgcgiglcigaghsirown by both girls and boys. The climax for the girls was the Playday at Narbonne
which will long be joyiully remembered. , H
With grateful appreciation to our pilots, who have guided us "on the sea of knowled
memories ol our voyage.
ge , we sail ahead with pleasant
A7-Top Row: Thomas, Hammond, McVicar, Gilson, Hedrick, Haskins, lavens, Sommers, Turner, Ely,
Kerber, Clark, Shamblin, Uneda, Goeble, Torres, Osawa, Uyeda, Iustice, Wright. How 3: Hatherly, Mc-
Leod, Chambers, Miller, C. Mitchell, N. Mitchell, Hernandez, Magana, A. Castillo, H. Castillo, Clounch,
Davis, Kelley, Eshom, V. Rowe, Woodington, Moore, Leech, Smith, Watson, Hook. Row 2: Lancaster,
Ericson, Livermore, Turner, Nicoletti, Kobayashi, Armitage, Legg, Bultalo, Entwistle, West, Wheeler, Toke,
Eberts, McManama, Agapito, Nuckles, Parr, Kakida, Shimotani, Sueda, Wolf. Row I: Pierson, L. West,
Mackey, Myers, Clark, Smith, Nicholls, Laierty, DeLong, Barnett, Floyd, Husbands, Ianssen, Fish, Stevens,
D. Robinson, Weir, Post, Haruta.
B7-Top Row: Baker, Carmela, Bernadino, Robinette, Sandstrorn, Webster, Barrera, Smith, Massie, Lee,
Lara, Carlson, H. Bowman. How 2: Rusk, McNew, Tsubokawa, Reyes, Hernandez, Townsend, Watson.
Levy, Okumura, I. Iohnson, Watson, Intermill, Yonamura. Row l: S. Lee, Olsen, Hippick, Bryant, Webb,
Cline, Monroe, D. Iohnson, Hake, Dolley, Bray, Pankey, Kawaoka.
DOINGS OF THE A7 No. 2
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May 25, 1939
On May 25, the G.A.A. gave the biggest banquet of the year. Fathers and mothers
were honored guests. This gala affair was held at Scully's in Los Angeles, in a dining
room especially reserved and decorated for the occasion.
The theme of the evening was "The March of Time", and the decorations, programs,
and menus were arranged accordingly. The banquet was a splendid success, and an
event that will long be remembered.
The Girls' Athletic Association, one of the most active clubs in school, is open to all
Senior High girls who are interested in sports and Willing to have a good time. Their main
purpose is to promote an interest in girls' sports, especially emphasizing sportsmanship,
fellowship, and service. G.A.A. meetings occur once a month, and practices are held on
Wednesdays of each Week. This year the club has obtained new chenille letters, which
each girl may earn by regular attendance and participation.
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THE G.A.A. INITIATED . . .
MRS. HALLAT USWEETHEART WALTZH "LA FERDINANDH "EL TOREADORH
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Enrolled as one of the chapters of the National Organization of Affiliated Home
Economics Clubs, the Ellen I. Milligan Club takes its place at Torrance High. Purposes:
To promote friendship among members.
Develop good leadership and intelligent fellowship.
Encourage members to contribute to happiness of home and community.
Encourage improvement in scholarship.
Cooperate with state and national groups. '
Organized early last fall, it was not until the spring semester that necessary funds
were raised for affiliation. All meetings have been carried on in an enthusiastic, but
business-like manner. Girls in any ot the Home Economics Classes are eligible for mem-
bership but are admitted only by vote. Nine girls attended the annual convention, May 6.
On May l9 the club gave a tea in honor of Miss Milligan, home economics supervisor,
for whom the club was named. Phyllis Sears and Mae Bacon were invited to usher at
Hollywood High School Iune 3, at a Prudence Penny lecture. On Iune 15 the club was
entertained by Miss Milligan on a tour through the new Union Station and the stream
liner, and later at dinner on the "Challenger".
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GUESTS AT SAN PEDRO PLAYDAY
May 18, 1939
Torrance was one of the guests of San Pedro at an inter-school playclay. Players
participated in baseball, volleyball, basketball, and archery. Games were followed by a
delightful program, refreshments, and then dancing in the gym.
All the Torrance G,A.A.sters enjoyed themselves immensely.
April 27, 1939
One of the G.A.A.'s biggest activities of the year was the playday at which Torrance
played hostess to Narbonne, Gardena, Susan Dorsey, and Banning, April 27. The programs,
decorations, and games were carried out in a nautical manner, and the girls had "gobs"
of fun. The afternoon was spent playing baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, horseshoes,
and badminton on the various playdecks of the S.S. Torrance. After the games had been
successfully maneuvered, the girls were entertained with a bit of nautical nonsense. Fol-
lowing the program, mess was served in the galley. Before sailing for home ports, the
girls enjoyed a farewell dance in the gym.
In this last year. the G.A.A. has made C1 Spe-Cidl effort to arouse interest and enthusiasm in the individual
sports such as tennis, badminton, horseshoe-s, pingporlg, and archery. By emphasizing these sports, the girls are
taught games that can be played outside of school with just two or three girls instead of a team ot ten or twelve.
In the last month of school, tournaments were held in these various individual sports, and the girls have shown alot
of interest and really had a great deal of pleasure.
The G.A.A. tennis team has been very successful this season. They returned from every play the triumphant
Arlys Possum, Marjorie Page, Mina Hormell.
Having been well supplied with badminton equipment and also enthusiasm, the GAA. had a really enjoy-
Ieanette Evans, Vivian Wertella, Barbara Neff.
Speedball, one ot the best liked and most exciting sports of any season, went over with much enjoyment.
The girls like speedball as well as the boys like football. The Iuniors proved the superior team of the season, by
beating both the Sophomores and the Seniors. The whole season was enjoyed by all the girls. If you Weren't out
this year come out next year and enjoy the fun!
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