Tracy High School - El Portal Yearbook (Tracy, CA)
- Class of 1938
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The 1938 EL PORTAL
c: 0 P Y R 1 G H T B Y
TRACY UNION HIGH SCHOOL
- - - - Editor
- Associate Editor
Business M amzger
- Feature Editor
- - Boys' Sports
- - Girls, Sports
- - Art Editor
- - Advisor
Allrzu-led by 1.110lJl'62llll-lilkillgIllillilitllfti
displuy of the buildings and gI'0lllNlS of the
110111011 flute Exposition. We have i11f'l1lde4l
many of the lJll0l0gl'ilVllI'f'S of it in our hook.
We lmlw that this lrouk will pI'PfklI'0 llxv en-
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VRACY UNION HIGH SCHOOL
To those ciroailwrs whosf' inspir-
ations and visions havc material-
izcal through ont' of tha- groatvst
iH'llil'Vl'llll'l1IS of mankind. cspcu-
ially the man-mzulo island, wo,
tho stuff of tht- ninvtvvn illllllll't'1l
and thirty-eight Tracy Union
High School El Portal. elcrlivutv
Cvurtexy Slandarrl Oil Crmiprmy nf California
Within the year a Magic City will
risc on San Francisco Bay, com-
plvtc with its pagcantry and in-
dustrial Wizardry . . . a modcrn
fantasy of struvtural lwauty vomv
lo reality . . .to attract the worlil
to its gateways on February 18,
1939. W0 have taken this. thc-
Colrlcn Gate lntornational Expo-
sition, to present it to you as the
lllC'lllC of this hook.
Golden gateway to the IWW Vlorld's Fair--tu welcome millions to Exposition mwer
Mllllf- 1938 El Portal may ln' f'0lllll21l'lllllf' to thc- Gohlvn Gatvway ol' tht- l939
Worlclis Fair. Millions will not Wtilflllll? this hook: hows-ver, it will ht- lillt-tl with
notations ol' many golflvn nwnmrivs for inrliviclnals who havv partivipatvcl in tht-
variml avtivitivs of high school life.
"Une may sov picturvs of his many frif-mls. H0 may ln- tln'illv1l anew with
vault account ol' their ill'lll0Vl'llll'lIlS. Hi' will 11-rtainly sm-nsv thc- spirit of coopvra-
tion, loyalty, aml good will which 1-xists among tht- stutlvnts, thv favlllty. anal thc'
"Un vat-h pagv ol' thc- El Portal arv many real anrl fasvinating int:-re-sts. Um-
may follow thc- mighty Svniors on thi-ir last historical lDlllLCl'llll2l:1l'.ll
WAYNE W. CROW, A. B., M. A., Stanford
"WH: may ohscrve each student as he continues the search through the gate-
way for jewels of knowledge. He may take a last quick glance at his favorite
"The Colden Gate lnternational Exposition as portrayed hy this written
record is an exenlplification of the energy, initiative, courage, and creativeness
of the American people. The island will remain in San Francisco Bay as a mon-
ument of this nation's progress. ln like manner El Portal is a record of the activ-
ity of Tracy High School. It has hecn produced through the special training in
precision, accuracy, and clear thinking of Mr. Coupe and the Stall, and like the
island, will long remain as a symhol of progress and achievement."
Sitting in preferreml seats, watehing the iiraunu of school life, we,
the Board-1f"l'rustees of Tracy Union High School, witness Colorful
Q y S n n n n n n
plays and byplayQ,0ur purpose is to participate in the interesting.
1llbS0l'lllIlQI, anfl satisfying work of Eflueution. Uur iileal is a satisfale-
lory eilueation for every num, woman, anil ehilil of our school dis-
triel, regarilless of rave, eolor, or religion. We try to remain unpreju-
mlieeil for or against anything with whieh we are concerned, and our
hope is to share in solving the eflueational prohlenls of every person.
.lohn L. Mullally Bert H. Hamm
VV. lf. Costello WViIlium Koster Irvin
LESLIE B. BROWN, B. S. ARNOLD A. GRAHAM MARJORIE M. DUNTON, A. H.
Univ. of Calif. Orchestra U. of Britixh Columbia
Agriculture lnstrumental Music Library
Farm Mechanics French
GEORGE F. HURLEY, B. S. HARVEY E. MILLER, A. H. BERNICE GENETTI, A. B.
Washington Stale Clliro State College College of Pafifir
Football Coach, P. E. Industrial Arts Spanish
Baseball Shop English
FRANKLIN ROBERTS, B. S. KENNETH WESTLAKE, A.I'l.,M.A. ELOISE PALMER, A. B., M. A.
Univ. af Calif. C0llPgP Ol Purifii' Univ. of Sa. Calif.
Vocal Music, Tennis Chem1stry,.Physics Typing, English
Commercial General Science World History
KENNETH G. CLARKE, B. S. RENA CROSS, B. S. ANN C, EDINHSTON, A, B,
Univ. of Calif. Ufvgun State m Univ. of Calif.
Farm Mechanics Home Economics Art
Agriculture Clleleflll Home Economics
NORMAN S. LIEN, B. S. GRACE FINE, A- B-, M. A. NANCY HUDDLESTON, A. H.
SI. Mary's College lf'llil'MH1l. lyllllu Walla. U. S. C- Univ. of Calif.
Mech. Drawing, Biology English Girls' Physical
Basketball Coach 1-Bill! Education
ROBERT SCHULENBURG, A. B. DOROTHY NISSEN, A. B. LEILA RIGGS, A, B,
San Jose, and Univ. of Calif. Univ. of Calif. Univ. of Nevada and U. C.
Instrumental Lessons Guidance Vice Principal
Band English Shorthand, Typing
WALTER H. COUPE, A. B., M. A.
Univ. uf Calif.
WILLIAM H. PORTER, B. S.
Calif, and Univ. af Colorado
Night School Principal
E. M. BAUMGARDNER, A.B.,M.A.
College af Parifir
MARY E. HAWLEY, A. B.
Reed College: Univ. of Calif.
and Portland, Oregon
Matllenmtics, Home lic.
James Rina1f1o -
Alfred Pinkvrt Sr.
lrma Reeve - -
Elvin M. Brown -
Harry W. Banfivlrl
George Peterson -
Of those parvnts of Svninrs
Who have passed away
They will br' with us
Only in, hearts and minds
Un our graduation day.
Rather lengthy, but far from boring, is the history which our class has written
for itself in the past four years. Displaying dauntless courage and hoping for su-
premacy, the Freshman boys set out to defeat the Sophonlores on the first Friday
after our high school career started. However, the Sophomores followed tradi-
tion, nlaking us how down to them in the initiation brawl. A short playct, 'LThc
Lady Loses Her Hoop," served as an outlet for the energy of a number of our bois-
terous girls. Norma McCray and Yvonne Schroeder were the stars. Margaret
McCleary brought us fame that first year by placing second in the 20-30 Club
Uratorical Contest. And by the end of our first term we had already saved 3100.
We1'e we proud! The girls took possession of the Turner Hardware lnterclass
Basketball Championship Trophy and have kept it thru thc entire four years,
being the only class in the history of the school to accomplish this feat.
Presidents-Bill Ramsay, Norma MeCray
Vice-Presidents-,lames Lynch, Betty Moore
Secretaries-Bill Grove, Kenneth Norris
Treasurers-Kate lVeston, Barbara Blincoe
Mrs. Duffy left the school, and her position as advisor was taken over by
Miss Hawley. We all gathered in the typing room on flctober 10, l935, to bid a
sad adieu to Mr. Patterson. Mr. Coupe staged his entrance here, supplanting
"Pat". By December of our second year in high school, we had accumulated 55199
so we set 3575 aside for the production of this annual. Our ship came in in our
Sophomore year in the form of the Hop on February 21. Barbara Blincoe and
Gertrude Friedrich won gold medals this year, the first for art and the other for
speaking. Bill Ramsay won the school extemporaneous contest and placed sec-
ond in the league finals. Adorned in pretty ruffled aprons and caps, our beauti-
ful belles served the Senior Tea which was held in the gym this time. The boys
copped the lnterelass Basketball Trophy given by the Good Lumber Co. and
also the 20-30 Interclass Football Trophy. The Montgomery Ward Trophy went
to the girls' varsity hockey team as did the basketball championship. Barbara
Blincoe's name was engraved on the Lions Club Art Plaque. Dipping into our
treasury, we bought corsages for all the graduates at baccalaureate time as well
as greenery and decorations for the stage.
Presidents-Keith Reeve, Kate WCSIOII
Vice-Presidents-Bill Ramsay, Robert Reece
Secretaries+Lloyd Watson, Eleanor Moran
Treasurers--,lames Lynch, Lloyd Watsoli
Our financial status gained right oil the bat in our ,lunior year because we
sold everything possible at the Tracy-Nlanteca football game and cleared SE-1-4.90.
Boy, but we were money makers. That same November Mr. Coupe married Miss
Fitch, so-o-0. ,lohn Rickman presented him with a tremendous ball and chain at
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a hilarious class meeting a few weeks later. And thengthat long-awaited event-Q
the crowning glory of our third yeare-the ,lunior Prom! April 30th was the
date. 'EAI1 old-fashioned garden" was the theme, a record-breaking crowd at-
tended, and the best time in the history of Junior Proms was had by all. That
was really a Prom for all past and future Proms to look up to! Attired in attrac-
tive afternoon gowns, and balancing loaded tea trays, our girls again brought the
class much praise for the gracious manner in which they served the Senior Tea.
Kate, Elvida, and Norma won their Gold T's and helped the girls cop every ath-
letic championship. Not only were we the basketball and hockey aces, but the
speedball, volleyball, and baseball queens as well. Barbara Blincoe's artistic abil-
ity shone thru again so her "John Henry" was engraved on the Wilkenson Applied
Art Cup. Gertie's citizenship speeeh won for her first place in the school
extemporaneous and Crusader,s Speaking Contests. For the best mosquito story.
Ed Ludwig won the local Gorgas Memorial Essay Contest, and Clair Swanson
brought us great honors with her Poppy Day Poster, which was first in the local
and district competition!
Presidents-,lack Gates, Bill Grove
Vice-Presidents-John Rickman, Lloyd Watson
Secretaries-Anna Albano, David Luevano
Treasurers-Charlotte Peterson, Glenn Pruitt
The foregoing achievements represent three years of fun, work, comradeship,
and cooperation. Thru those years we waited somewhat impatiently for the day
when we should be mighty but sedate and dignified Seniors. Came move-up as-
sembly of 1937 and there we were! Suddenly the same thought hit all of us-
one more short year and we would occupy the honored seats on the stage, be the
graduates, be the Class of '38 as a whole for what probably would be the last timel
Scared? I'l1 say we were. However, vacation soon passed and we led off in the
new term with a tremendous hit, our Senior Play, Q'Growing Painsf' Meg
McCleary and ,loc Torp kept the largest crowd ever to witness a THS play in
hysterics and tears that night. Only a month later we stuck another feather in
our cap by having the most dancers a Senior Ball has ever attracted in Tracy.
"Symphony in Blue," was the theme of this, our next to last affair in the social
annals of our Alma Mater. ,lack Gates led us as student body president the first
semester and Dave Luevano succeeded him. Smiling .lohn Rickman received a
gold football trophy from his teammates for his services as football captain. Uur
hero, stocky ,loe Ruiz, won the coveted prize for football, the Peter B. Kylie
Trophy. Eleanor Moran won the school Gorgas Contest and Bill and Gertie
both expounded in the league extemp contest. 'l'wo of our boys cashed in on
their Ag projects, Harry Kaku winning S2 at the St1'eet Fair for his chickens, and
Clarence Perry 3513 for his cows. llelen Patten and Eleanor Moran, typing
experts, earned their gold pin typing awards. Achieving prominence for her
splendid editing of our edition of "El Portal" is Anna Albano, assisted by Verlct
Ratto as Business Manager. Two "smarties" graduated at midyear, the one simply
marking time in Tracy until her formal graduation in June, the other going on to
an art school and gaining fame therein. The former was Geraldine Childs and
and the latter, of course, was Irene Dusina. Athletic supremacy was upheld by
both sexes again, adding many laurels to our mighty class. Tacky Day proved a
great success as far as we were concerned, the class turning out in outlandish garb
almost en masse. Joe and Charlotte were the only ones to profit financially, how-
ever. Gertie's gift of gab, so often mentioned herein, finally culminated in a rich
reward, for she won 310 in the Lions Club Constitutional Contest in March. Ida
Dal Porto and Thelma Bourne took the Wilkinson and Lions art awards, respec-
tively. Ditch Day on May 20 at Alum Rock Pa1'k undoubtedly set another school
record for good behavior and cooperative fun. Ufhccrs for the year included
Barbara Blincoc, Jack Dillon, Glenn Pruitt, Marie Colli, and Lorraine Pinkert.
Baccalaureate, graduation, and the Cap and Gown Dance are yet to come, and
their passing will write "Finis" to our splendid history. After that, we, the Class
of '38, go forth to bring added honors and greater glories to our Alma Mater, dear
old Tracy High.
REMEMBER IIIIIEII . . . ?
Mrs. Elena Duffy was the advisor for the A-M girls . . . Mrs. B's home room
took orders for 38 boxes of candy . . . Charlotte Peterson and Lorraine Pinkert
were inseparable . . . John Rickman wasn't a shiek . . . The girls all had a
crush on Pat Patterson . . . Helen West's engagement caused such a sensation
. . . Glenn Pruitt first came here . . . Barbara used to go with Keith and Georgia
went with Warren . . . Loire's 6'Rachel Jane" carried all the kids . . . The great
McCleary-Norris romance was . . . Gertie swung a fake spider under Mr. Coupe's
nose and received her first detention . . . Thelma was almost arrested for break-
ing traflic laws on seven different counts . . . Andrew Rodoni was "War" in the
Frosh pageant, and Norma was "Pestilence" . . . Pat Clark was the belle of the
class . . . We had ocean waves on the walls for the Soph Hop fmakes me seasiclc
to even think of ,emi . . . Hank, Phil, and Chash reported a night watchman as
a suspicious looking character . . . Martha Monroe got six letters at once . . .
Alfonso wore that slick sweat shirt in his basketball days . . . Al Rinaldo was
studying to be a priest . . . Robert Reece took a whole car full of girls to a ball
game . . . Spazzy, Tiger, Motta, and Rickman all had cases on Bots at once.
"Graduation day at last,"
Breathed the Class of '38,
"For four years we've worked
To get the well-known gate"
But now the tilne has eome
When we as pals lllllSl part:
And so the Seniors leave
With a slightly heavy heart.
As the diplomas were given
I thought back oier the years
And remembranees of good times
Brought a suspieion of tears.
Ah yes! Banana Albano
Was editor of the annual,
And Isabel Pomho took
A husband named Manual.
Vlfhat a flirt Rita was!
,lust born that Way.
Her eyes and hip-twist
All the boys did slay.
'hHave you heard thatf'
Was the by-line of Phyllis.
Sometimes her gossip
Would almost kill us.
The nickle-nursing erown
Went to that able boy-Bob Brown.
Willie, Tony and Bieky
Laughed all day
Trouble just didn't come
Along their way.
Nelda won a singing contest
Making her Bing Crosby's guest.
Rehn would argue day and night:
He was never wrong-always right.
Spazzy led the sehool in yells,
Somervill heard wedding bells.
In January lrene graduated,
As an artist she is feted.
SlOCUIlleElfl a lot of musele,
But he was no lad to hustle.
Robert Reeee was a scholar:
Never at the girls did holler.
Meg was "Terry',
ln our great Senior Play.
Her gay laugh
Brushed dull eare away.
That Hsmart-gal" look
Belonged to Tuffy Duffy.
She eould be sweet
Or very, very huffy.
Eddie Ludwig was a bashful boy,
His mother's pride and joy.
Then there was Kate Vlfeston,
Brainy, hut oh so aloof.
Really, boys, her bite
Wasn't as bad as her G'Woofl',
At mention of height
4'Big ,lim Lynehw burned.
But, my friends, he's growing:
Yes, the "Worm,' has turned!
Babs Blineoe was a flash in art,
Tho Stone really had her heart.
,lo Toner and a rime?
Never got to class on time.
Full of L. A. apple soss
Was Dillon, known as "Hoss."
Loire was a member
Of this annual staff,
Tell her a joke ,Il
She'll laff, 'n laff, 'n laff.
Helen Furtado can bake:
A good wife she'll make.
Another who answered 'iyesw
Yvas quiet Helen West.
A quiet youth was Cliflie,
Always there in a jiffy.
Harmonica and uweedsn
Were the upashi'
Uf 4"l'iger" Beryl Love,
That great Senior flash.
Out in the Vernalis section
Lay Blanche's affection.
lda Castro was plump and short,
Also of the quiet sort.
Went out at mid-year,
HR. S." was the one
Helen Y called L'dear."
St. Peter ordered wings
For Marie Colli last term,
But 'LCopher" fooled
The old "strep" germ.
Davy was a swingy erooner,
Never saw him as a Spooner.
Dolores Zaragoza was very neat,
Also very pretty and petite.
Careia thought he was hot:
We knew he was no big shot.
Chuck eould giggle
Way down deep inside,
ln a telephone booth
He could never hide!
For athletie prowess
Norma won her Gold T,
Her hair was as pretty
As ever you'll see.
Ramsay will have a head
As smooth as a cue hall
From too much time spent
In Leo's pool hall.
If ever a stenog you need,
Call on Miss Moran,
She types with great speed.
Cushing was a specialty
Of Helen Patten, so chubby.
I'll bet she gets
WR. W." for a huhby.
Sweet and innocent
Looked Lorraine P.:
That this was a fake
Was easy to see.
Mabel Belmont was a tidy lass
But Roy had her number, alas
As to 'gnaekingfi
Joe said, "No,"
But his gal, '4Pete,"
Yvas far from slow.
The South Side Gang
Ran a used ear lot.
Alfonso hought the cars
Just before they'd rot.
Kaku bought the tires
At sales after fires.
Tishie filled them up with ai
Silveira tore his curly hair.
Saliee then made it run,
Rinaldo blessed it
And the job was done.
,lohn Biekman always rushed
Girls that were new,
My, how that boy could
"Pitch the woo."
Bots was plump
And loved by all,
Her heart was big
But she was small.
When first he came
Glenn was very shy,
We soon found out
He was a swell guy.
Three who were ever together
Were Hector, Sutton, and Nassett.
ln sunny or stormy weather
That trio always met.
Catch me ,ere l swoon,
Steve thought he could croon.
Remember what a rowdy
Frank Thompson used to be?
The Senior Play made him
into a very polite "he."
Four athletic stripes
Were flashed by Keith Reeve
lspose G. Edwards
Will hate to see him leave lb.
Vivian and Gladys
From knitting never rest.
What's it all for, girls,
Your hope chest?
Clair will interior decorate..
She liked to plot and plan:
Emily will be a housewife,
She longed for a man.
Alice rated with all the boys,
They courted her day and night
,lanice was always cheery,
But not very light.
Elvida was a goody-goody
Always seeking praise,
Bill Michel played in the band,
Blank was his gaze.
Perry worked hard as a farmer,
Wfas far from a woman eharmer.
Bose used big words
About two miles long,
She could say them right-
Never got them wrong.
Tobe was a swell guy,
For basketball he had an eye.
.loe Ruiz was of football fame,
The Kyne Trophy bears his nal
Of Ida Dal Porto
Not much was said,
But on her shoulders rested
A very wise head.
Pretty darn tall
Was Virginia May,
She never had
Very much to say.
Travis Imus' hair
Was very well-behaved,
His blond locks
Were always sleekly waved.
Marge Reeee's, however,
Was of a different caliber,
But that mess of fuzz
Seemed to suit her.
"Li'l Orphan Annie,"
Wzls Lloyd lVlotta's favorite
For many years now she has been
His big hit.
Dimples were flashed
By Isabel Esarte,
Nobody ever knew
Of her affairs of the heart.
Watso played chauH'eur
To his chums,
Too tight to buy gas,
The big bums!
Now at last we come
To the writer of all this-Gertie.
ltis easily seen that
Shf-'s not pertie, just nertie.
Now that l've shown you
The Seniors one li one
Please donit get mad,
lt was all m fun.
ln the years to come
When you gaze again on this section,
Don't forget to think of all of us
With kind thoughts of affection.
The final line is written
ln the pages of our El Portal,
And as we part we hear tht- words,
'LSO long, Palf'
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fl. Notahles all H. "De Bowery Belles" l3. Only furniture lacking
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First Row: lleFreitas, Thompson, Kelly, Randall, Edwards, Callis, Giovacchini, Campbell, Reeve, Simpson. Svrnnd
Row: Cox. Ruiz, li., Stone, W., Stridhorg, Escnhar, Hantield, Vnlpi, Yeoman, Vierra, Mastoris. lleadriek. Tlm.l
Row: Mr. Westlake, Wells, Belt, Freeze, Baskclte, Seney, Leggitt, Dana, Crawford, Culbert, Lee, Mr. Hurley.
First Row: Wert, Silva, Rose, Belmont, Garriott, Rickman, Gomez, Fetrucelli, Yamauehi, Perry, Guevara, Soares.
Second Row: Serna, dalPortn, Donavan, Hedrick, Hall, lleMark, Dickerson. DelPrete, Bettencourt, Haugh, Gri-
haldn, Marti. Third Row: Walter, Cannon, Wonfter, Anton, Edwards, Bayes, Connell, Sattler, Friedrich, Peterman,
Eliason, Wilson. Fourth Row: Mrs. Edmiston, Ratto, Parker, Randolph, Archibald, Tornell, McCarthy, Smith,
liusich, liorges, Rodriques, Sweeney, Frates, Mrs. Fine.
Starting with a moncy-making proposition undcr thc guidance of Prcsidcnt
Frcdwin Phillips, thc Junior Class sold grccn and gold school hcanics to hc worn
at all athlctic functions. Nlaking an innovation in danccs for Tracy High School,
the Junior girls sponsored a "Girls Trcat Dance" aftcr thc Patterson basketball
game hcre. The style of the class ring was changed, the gold foundation lacing
displaced hy various stoncs with thc crcst placed on thcni. ,lack Simpson was
vice-president, Waltcr Pollard, sccrctary, and Edward Ferguson was treasurer for
tha- first S0lllt'Sl0l'. Taking place on May 13. with Hawaii as its thcmc, thc .lunior
Prom was given in thc Rose Room of the Tracy lnn. Ted Nlastoris, Kcn Firth
Donald Kelly, and Ccorgc Banficld lcd thc class ncxt.
First Row: Odell, Bettencourt, Gianelli, Borges, Gomez, A., Sullivan, Sasser, Koster, F., Padilla, James, Rezendes,
Leslie, Lew, Silveria, Koster, C., Johnson. Seraud Row: Poole, J., Poole, P., Cnrdoza, D., Castro, Colli, Cardoza, H.,
Carrunza, Bruno, Baumgardner, Lawrence, Evans, Miller, Henke, Walter. Third Row: Muncy, Lee, Blaney, Craw-
lord, Dell lmmagine, Couch, Fisher, Lehman, Bush, Shnw, Hettervik, Mammen, Armstrong, Vierra, Gomez, P.
Fourth Raw: Mr. Brown, Armnnde, Niblett, Willis, Hollingshead, Ahrendes, Lyle, Lawrence, C., Hendrickson,
DeKriek, Von Der Heide, Mclieany, Pinkert, Gates, McLeod, Mr. Miller.
First Row: Smith, Alvis, Pumho, Esquerra, T,, Esquerra, I., Ackerson, W'oofter, Grove, Ryan, Gerlach, Percival,
Somervill. Semnd Row: Elworthy, Leach, Rosa, Matheson, Gallagher, Oliver, Butterfield. Saline, Stearns. Theall,
Harris, Tusup. Third Roni: Crouch, Frntes, Joiner, Howard, Souza, Phillips, Amaral, Kurth, Woolever, Alameda,
Stevenson, llall, Nohlitt, Christian. Fourth Row: Miss Palmer, Mcllonold, Jardine, Maxwell, Huffman, Curtis, Hein-
hockle, Luhhe, Wuthrich, Steury, Michel, Ladd, Hansen, llonavan, Miss Dunton.
President Reginald Lawrence led the Sophomore Class in increasing the finan-
cial status through a series of candy sales. Vice-President Ina Hansen and Secre-
tary Mary Anne Huffman aided him in this venture. Treasurer Bill Gates ably
handled the money as it rolled in. Albert Gianelli was president the second sem-
ester, Frank Niblett, vice-president, and Patsy Stevenson was secretary. Under
the guidance of these officers the Sophomore Hop was given on March 4 in the gym
with St. Patrick's Day decorations. Marjorie Matheson, Leo Couch, Ava Noblitt,
,lack Fisher, Roger Lehman, and Hazel Palmer were prominent for their leading
roles in the operetta, "'l'l1c Sunllonnet Girl."
FRESHM AN BOYS
First Row: llutra, Eagan, Lucas, Rezendes, Harry, Lopez, Rodriquez, Sutton, Ahhntt, Phillips, Randolph, Yama-
saki. Sernnd Raw: Azevedo, Cardoza, Nakagawa, Wong, Rose, Tillotson, Blincoe, McArthur, Asels, Del Soldato,
Kooyman, Uman, Gillett, Masumiya. Third Rnzv: Ledgett, Leplgitt, Rathjen, Mason, Tusup, Mcliinnis, Goulart,
Markovitz, Picchi, Medlin, Patten, Greenwood, Mello, Soares. Fourth Row: Mr. Clarke, Arnaudo, Ramirez, Wise,
Truss, Routt, McLeod, Mazzanti, Sasser, Silva, Torrison, Gomes, Given, Mr. Lien.
First Row: Borthwick, Henderson, Gomez, Pomho, Lucas, Cummins, Patrick, Sweeney, Synak, Kenner, Mitchell,
Zaragoza, Vient, Ensley, Rezendes. Serond Raw: Boltzen, Peterson, Souza, Randall, Rudkin, Giovacchini, Pulich,
Goodrich, Perry, Silveria, Stene, Gordon, Bartlett, Rose, Kinder. Third Row: Becklund, Gehlken, Cargay, Reece,
Silva, Smith, Alley, Del Prete, Hench, Palmiter, Cardnza, Rhodes, Fertuna, Cook, Knoyman. Fourth Raw: Miss
Genetti, Hettencourt, Locatelli, Colli, Stewart, Shaw, Mastoris, Ilcwhirst, Poet, Mcllvain, Gentry, Jorge, Helen:
Jorge, Hazel: Dahh, Prater, Hrazil, Miss Nissen.
Un Scptemlicr third of last semester the entire day was given over to initiating
the Freshmen. The night was reserved for a formal initiation and dancing in the
gym. Soon afterward the following officers were elected to launch the Freshmen
on their high school careers: President, ,lim Greenwoodg Vice-President, Lucile
Mcllvaing Secretary-Treasurer., Georgia Peterson. The class fulfilled its social
obligations in giving the Freshman Return Dance. Barn decorations made the
dancers feel at home that evening. The officers for the second semester were
elected too late in the year for publication.
Maintaining the good record of previous years, the drama department has two
drama classes under the direction of Mrs. Baumgardner. These classes accounted
for fourteen productions during the fall and spring of 1937-38. Among the out-
standing accomplishments of the young Bernhardts and Barrymores were:
The Senior Play, presented on November 12, 1937, was one of the greatest
successes Tracy High has ever seen. Every scat was taken, and it was necessary
to bring chairs from the typing room and thc library so people could sit in the
aisles. The cast included ,Ioe Torp, Margaret McCleary, Gertrude Friedrich, Bill
Ramsay, Elvida Uman, Thelma Bourne, Charlotte Peterson, Geneva Sutton, Bob
Brown, Frank Thompson, and Robert Reece.
Young love and all its sorrows and joys was the central theme of the play. lt
was highly amusing, and was thc type of play that could be fand wasl enjoyed by
old and young alike.
'5Growing Pains" featured one of the best stage settings to date in Tracy High.
The scene was a patio of a Spanish bungalow. Palm trees could be seen above the
tile roof of the stucco cottage, while a charming and "homey" scene was presented
in the l'0l'P,1II'0llll1l. Mr. Miller and the shop boys constructed the set.
The Thanksgiving play was an entertaining comedy, involving Cotton Mather,
portrayed by Freeman Lee, his daughter Betty, and two rivals for Betty's hand,
Adonijah Wiggelsworth and Charles Manning. The members of the cast were
Helen Patten, ,lack Stevenson, Bill Ramsay and Freeman Lee.
THE EHIIISTIIIIIS GUEST
A beautiful blue and silver Christmas angel, posed by Geneva Sutton, was the
hi hli fht of the Christmas lla . The cast of "The Christmas Guest" was Frank
g B l Y
Thom son, Eleanor lVloran, Ruth Sehrt, Bctt Cannon, Freeman Lee, .lack Steven-
son, Rose Goulart, Louise Anton, Dorothy Woofter, and Helen Eliason.
The Freshman verse choir ave man xresentations before lod c and school
g Y l xg
groups. The choir was made up entirely of girls, but was led in a few instances
by Jimmie Abbott. The Freshman drama class entertained at class meetings, so-
cial organizations, and student body meetings.
Front Row: Rudkin, Gordon, Belmont, DeMark, Marti, Ryan, McCleary, Moore, Patten, Monroe, Gehlken.
Serond Row: Dewhirst, Hansen, Woofter, Sutton, M. Phillips, B, Blincoe, Stevenson, Moran, G. Peterson, Beck-
lund. Third Row: Friedrich, Anton, Cannon, Serpa, Weston, Alhano, Pinkert, dalPorto, Donavan, Hall, Miss
Hawley. Fourth Row: McCray, Pollard, F. Phillips, Muncy, Mastoris, Mason, Koster, D. Kelly, J. Yamasuki.
Front Row: Sutton, Tener, Gallagher, Dal Porto, Dusina, Rodriquez. Serond Row: Mastoris, Toro, Swanson,
Niblett, Smith, Hector, Nassett, Mrs. Edmiston.
After long and heated deliating, the Scholarship Society decided to visit the
Golden Gate Park Museum in San Francisco on their annual excursion to places
of interest. Unly the students with the highest grades can lrelong to the Scholar-
ship Society. After belonging to the Society for six or more semesters, a student
receives a gold scholarship seal on his graduation diploma. The Seniors who will
receive a seal this year are Betty Moore, Kate Weston and Eleanor Moran. The
advisor is Miss Hawley. Ted Mastoris and Margaret Phillips were officers for
Enthusiastic students formed the Art Clulm, which met after school. The cluli
sponsored a group of six exhibits of the Carnegie Art Series. These were tht-
finest reproductions to he ohtained in the country. Mrs. EdI1liSf0I'l was the advisor
for the cluh. .loe Torp and lda Dal Porto were the year's officers.
GIRLS' BLOCK T
Front Raw: Garriott, Rose, Cannon, DeMark, Edwards, Marti, Petrucelli, Stearns, Blaney, Colli. Sernud Row:
Hedrick, Belmont, Anton, Serpa, Ratto, Weston, West, Percival, Dal Porto, J. Smith, Uman. Third Row: M. Smith,
Silva, Friedrich, Moore, McCray, Phillips, Wilson, Yrigoyen, Mrs. Huddleston.
BOYS' BLOCK T
Front Row: T. Cardoza, B. Cates, Deadrick, Hollingshead, Garcia, Luevano, J. Ruiz, Edwards, lmus, Watson,
Stridborg, J. Gates, Phillips, B. Reeve, Poole, Rhodes, Freeze, Baskette, Wells, Given,
Miatovich. S1-fond Row:
Willis, Mr. Hurley. Third Row: E. Ruiz, Bruno, Mehring, Rickman, Cox, Lyle, Grove, K. Reeve, Stone, lilancy.
Fourth Row: Lawrence, Rehn, Slocum, Lee, Watrous, Monroe, Salice, Volpi, Auchard, Mullally.
GIRLS' Bl0CH T SUCIETV
The Girls' Block T Society is now in its third year in Tracy High. The total
membership since its organization amounts to fifty girls. The girls have lieen
very enterprising this year. They made and sold ehrysanthemums with green
Tis on them for the Nlantcca football game, sold Tracy High stickers, and pre-
pared several entertaining rallies. The officers for the year were Gertrude Fried-
rich, Elvida Uman, and Louise Anton. The advisor for the society was lVlrs.
Bl0CH T SUCIETV
An athletic honor society for lioys, the Block T Society was organized to pro-
mote friendliness and sportsmanship. A lloy must have earned an A or B team
letter lnefore he is qualified for Block T. The Block T boys were very prominent
in social activities during the past year. They gave their annual lmoxing matches
in March and Block T dance in April. Coach Hurley was the advisor, and officers
were Keith Reeve, Bill Grove and Travis lmus.
Visiting the San Franicsco Chronicle and San Francisco News on Saturday,
March 26, provided the twenty Journalism students with the thrill of seeing pro-
fessional journalism at close range. They saw the wirephoto and tcletype in ac-
tion, and enjoyed meeting famous sports writers and columnists.
The Scholar and Athlete staff. composed mainly of Juniors, succeeded in put-
ting out a mimeographed newspaper every week. The paper usually contained
ten to fourteen pages.
The El Portal staff was chosen from the Journalism class early in the fall. The
students chosen were all Seniors except Warren Stone, a Junior. After improving
their journalistic ability, the staff concentrated on producing the Annual for the
remainder of the year.
BHHD HRD URCHESTRH
This year has seen the best band ever to he organized in Tracy High School.
Fifty students played in the band this year, while other years have seldom had
more than half that number. New uniforms were purchased, and the band ap-
peared at nearly every athletic event dressed in their best. The advisor, Mr. Schu-
lenburg, drilled the band until they knew how to march perfectly. They marched
between halves of numerous football games. The five fancy baton twirlers were
Letafrances dal Porto, Lorette Donavan, Kay Hall, Rae Hall and ,lack Fisher.
The orchestra, under the direction of Mr. a'Pop" Graham, progressed nicely
this year. They played at a large number of programs given in the auditorium.
"The Sunbonnet Girl," a comic operetta in two acts, was one of the hits of the
season. Marjorie Matheson played the title role. The entire Glee Club took part,
but due to the lack of boys in the Glce Club, Mrs. Baumgardner contributed some
boys from her ,lunior English Class to the boys' chorus. The cast of L'The Sun-
bonnet Girl" numbered seventy-six. Leading roles were taken by ,loe Torp, Louise
Anton, Jimmie Greenwood, Roger Lehman, Esther De Mark, Ted Mastoris, Ava
,lune Noblitt, Letafrances dal Porto, ,lack Fisher, Marjorie Matheson, Hazel
Palmer, Marjorie Parker and Emma Rickman. The musical director of "The Sun-
bonnet Girln was Mr. Roberts, and the dramatics were under the direction of Mrs.
Baumgardncr, assisted by Miss Genetti, Miss Palmer, and Rae Hall. The ensemble
numbers by the seventy-voice opcretta chorus were excellent. The performance by
the entire cast was enthusiastically applauded by thc large audience attending.
The gross receipts were 315000.
Frou! Row: Mr. Graham, Nohlitt,
Wooilur, Haugh, Michel. Uehlark,
Garriott, M. llonavan, Gates, Hol-
Iingsllcnd, Svrund Row: Brazil, L.
llonavan, lloyes, Kurth, Ensley, Bart-
lctt, Rhodes, Theall, Third Row:
Mason, Sasser, Wise, Hendrickson,
Michel, Hedrick, Lehman, Rudkin.
Front Row: Elwnrthy, Alvis, l'ulich.
Giovacchini, Perry, Castro, Rooyman,
Cook, Fertuna, Vient, Stene. Second
Row: Silva, Peterman, Rhodes, Bart-
lett, Alley, Frates, M. Colli, 'liheall
Percival, C. Belmont, Saling, L. Colli.
Third Row: Pinkert, Crouch, Dew-
hirst, Huffman, Woolever, Gallagher,
Butterfield, M. Belmont, Palmiter, M.
Wooftcr, Ackerson, Dickerson, Prater.
I-'nurrlr Row: Rutherford, Cargay, Nob-
litt, Heinhockle, Mr. Roherts, Leh-
man, Fisher, Rickman, Anton, Del-
l'rete, Hlancy, IJ. Woofter, Grihaldo.
Front Row: Ritchie, Colli, Alhano,
Ratto. Svrouzl Row: Dana, Stone,
Friedrich, Mr. Coupe.
SCHOLA R AND ATN LETE
Frau! Row: Hedrick, lJefVlark, Har
riott, llall, Belmont. Swoud Row
llonavan, dal Porto, Volpi. Dana, Mas
toris, Petcrman, Mr. Coupe.
Front Row: K. Hall, R. Hall, Given,
Yamasaki, Garriolt, dalPor!o, Mr.
Schulenhurg. Seronvd Row: Harry, Pet-
erson, Palmiter, Goodrich, Gordon,
Bruno, Rudkin, Muncy, Eagan. Third
Row: Love, Poole, DeFreitas, Lehman,
Heltervik, Sutton, Simpson, Deliriek,
Greenwood, Crawford. Fourth Row:
Hendrickson, Vierra, Perry, Lee,
Avila, Patrick, Mcllvain, Cargay,
Freese, Fisher, Donavan, Bastian, Cas-
tro. Fifth Raw: Golf, Kelly, Michel,
Fran! Row: Parker, Hall, DeMark,
Nohlitt, Wooiter, Frates, Matheson.
Rickman, Cargay, Palmer. Second
Row: Mrs. Baumgardner, Greenwood,
Mastoris, Torp, Lehman, dalPorto,
Mr. Roberts, Fisher, Couch.
STUDENT BODY OFFICERS
Pinkert, Leuvano, Grove, Watrous,
Rehn, Gates, Cannon.
GIRLS' LEAGUE AND
BOYS' FEDERATION OFFICERS
Front Row: G. Edwards, Belmont,
Garriott, Weston, Hinch, Souza, Can-
non, Patten. Second Row: McCleary,
A. Edwards, Rickman, McCray, Volpi,
Garcia, Van Bcbher, Ruiz.
Left to Right, Tap Row: Joe Ruiz, Bnbry Reeve, Freeman Lee, Pete Dompe, Hal Stridborg, Harry Kaku. Farm
Projects, Left to Right: Arian Gerlach, Joe Ruiz, Manuel Dutra, Suzanne Gerlach, Reeve's Prizewinner, Judging
Practice. Group Picture: Mr. Clarke, E. Ruiz, Torrison, Routt, Von der Heide, Culbert, Slocum, Cardoza, G. Mc-
Leod, Picchi, Sasser, Mr. Brown. Serond Raw: Mello, Walter, Asels, Armstrong, J. Giovacchini, Borges, E. Gomez,
Ormonde, Perry, A. Vierra, B. McLeod, Colli, Tsujimoto. Third Row: C. Rezendes, L. Giovacchini, E. Vierra, Aze-
vedo, T. Rezendes, P. Gomez, Koster, Rathjen, Kooyman, Rose, Goulart. Front Row: Lucas, Kaku, Dompe, J.
Ruiz, Lee, B. Reeve, Stridhorg, Dutra.
TRIICV FUTURE FFIRIIIERS 0F FIIIIERICH
The Tracy F. F. A.'s started the 1937-38 school year with a larger enrollment
than ever before, with fifty-two up-and-coming Future Farmers.
Regular nightly meetings were held each month. The boys displayed their
projects at the American Legion Street Fair, San Joaquin County Fair, and South
San Francisco Baby Beef Show. Thirty-four exhibits of cattle, sheep, hogs, and
poultry were shown. Many Hrst and second prizes were won, bringing in 3553.75 in
prize money. ,
A project loan fund was established to loan money to the chapter members.
This year the boys received an average of 5380.00 labor income from their projects.
Most of the chapter members are participating in the following judging ac-
tivities: Dairy Cattle, Poultry, and Livestock.
The chapter is sponsoring the testing of 250 dairy cows monthly, and the keep-
ing of records on them. It is also keeping records of six poultry flocks that belong
Building both men and teams was the policy of George Hurley, mentor of
Tracy Highls football squad. The l937 season was a successful one, although thc
chalnpionship Went to Turlock. A variety of thrills, resulting from sixty minutes
of battle in each game. gave spectators full value. Tracy finished the 1937 grid sea-
son by winning 3, tieing l, and losing 5 games. Although the team did not win
all the games, their opponents knew they had been through a real battle.
Men who played their last season for Tracy are J. Ruiz, lmus, Slocum, Grove,
Rickman, Salice, Monroe, and K. Reeve. These Seniors deserve much credit for
their fine play while at Tracy, and their absence will present a big problem next
year. Other outstanding players were B. Reeve, Freeze, Baskette, Lawrence,
Blancy, Volpi, Miatovieh, Escobar, Cox, and Phillips.
.l0e Ruiz, the charging halfback of the 1937 varsity, was awarded the Peter B.
Kyne Trophy, .lohn Rickman was elected Captain, and Fredwin Phillips received
the Weeks Scholarship Trophy.
The former 'tbig shots" of Tracy High, namely the Alumni, spoiled Tracy's
grid opener by having many players who made college football teams last year.
The Hhas beens" smashed and crashed their way to a 13-0 victory over the Green
and Gold. The game produced many stars, especially the hard driving halfback,
MARTIN EZ-September 17
.lourneying to Martinez three days after the alumni game, minus two of their
first string players, namely John Rickman, center, and Les Slocum, tackle, the
Tracy Bulldogs went down to a 26-0 defeat at the hands of the Alhambra High
Panthers. The powerful Alhambra team had little trouble in holding the Bull-
dogs in check in all departments of the game.
LODI J. V.-September 23
Tracy High School played good defensive ball against the l.odi ,l. V., defeating
them l-'l--0. The Tracy backfield showed excellent form in running and blocking,
while the forward wall continued to boom across the line of scrimmage. ln this
game Tracy made its first touchdown and showed it had Hwhat it takesf,
Tracy's most humiliating defeat of an up-and-down season was applied by Mo-
desto when they dumped the Bulldogs 39-0. Led by Bob Elkins, backfield ace. llffo-
desto had things pretty much their own way as the Bulldogs bogged in their tracks.
Showing excellent form in blocking and tackling was ulron-Man" Miatovich.
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Blaneym' ,, ,,,.,... H 170
Baskeltem ,, , ,, 160
Coxli ...,... , ,,,... H 162
Escobnrx .,,,,.... E 132
Freezes' v...,... H 158
Grove 1 ,...,..., E 135
Imusa , ,,,...... E 148
Lee .,..,,, .,,,,,,.. T 161
Lawrence? ,,,,.. G 151
Monroe? H ..T 210
M1ill0Y'll'l'l1: , ,,,,,,. C 100
September 23-Roseville .,.A,,,,.......,,,,,
September 30-Pleasanton ..,.... ,, .
'FOctober 7SOakdale ..,.,.v,,....,
October 1-l--Alumni ,,,,,,, , , ,
October 21-Turlock ,,...., ,,
Class Name Pos. Wt. Class
Soph. Phillips? ,,,,, ,. ,,,,,.. C 159 Jr.
Jr. Reeve, Kfnlz ,,,,,,. H 180 Sr.
Jr. Reeve, B? ...,., .....,. Q 144 Jr.
Jr. Rickman 1' gl: .,,, ,, .... C 155 Sr.
Jr. Ruiz, E. ...,.. ,,.,,,, G 160 Jr.
Sr. Ruiz, J."' 1: .,,,, ,,,,... H 181 Sr.
Sr. Salicewc ., .,..,,,, T 158 Sr.
Jr. Slocumils ,, ,,,.... F 191 Sr.
Soph. Volpig .,,,, , . ,,,,,,, ,.,,,,., C 149 Jr.
Jr. :l:IlIlll1'1lll'S varsity letters won in football.
.Here October 27-Lodi J. V.,, ,..., There
,,Here "November 4- --Mamtecu .... ,,,,.... H ere
..Here "November 11 ---- Ceres .,..,...,....,, ,,,... H ere
,,Here November 18-Open.
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After the stinging defeat of 39-0 the Green and Gold squad helped dedicate
the lighted field at Uakdale hy hattling to a scoreless tie in our first league game.
Statistics showed Tracy outplayed the Oakdale team, hut the Tracy lads were un-
ahle to push the hall over for a touchdown.
STUCKTUN .l. V.-1 lctoher 15
Showing their mid-season form our varsity tealn literally smashed the Stock-
ton .l. V. hy the score of l9-0. During the first half, the people in the grandstand
viewed powerful defense on the part of hoth squads. However, after the half the
Tracy hoys no longer tarricd in their own ground, hut started an attack the Stock-
ton eleven was unahle to stop until we had three touchdowns and one conversion.
The Turlock Bulldogs, penetrating Traey's defense, gained two touchdowns in
the first Hve minutes of play. The Tracy Bulldogs lost hy a 40-12 score. Tracy's
two tallies came in the second and fourth periods as the result, of passes from
"Chuck7' Monroe to "Tolly" Grove. Uutweighcd and out-experienced, Tracy's only
defensive threats were displayed hy quarterhaek ,loc Ruiz and Leslie '4Kid"
The Tracy varsity eleven rose up in all its might to smite a clever Schneider
squad 39-0 in a hrilliant display of hroken field running. Schneider High, never
threatening. gave the Bulldogs little trouhle. The game started out when Blaney
on a reverse ran 30 yards for the initial score. From then on everything was
Tracy's. Tracy scored once more in each quarter.
Rated as underdogs who would lose hy four or five touchdowns, the Bulldogs
entered the hig game with lllanteca. Wfhen the whistle hlew to start thc game. the
Bulldogs fumhled on the first play. which resulted in lVlanteca's first touchdown.
ln the second quarter thc Green and Gold, who were deterlnined to score,
launched an offensive threat and split the Mianteca defense wide open and
marched 65 yards to their first score, hut failed to convert. At the half the score
was 6-6. In the second half the Bulldogs oncc more launched an offensive threat
which hrought Tracy its second touchdown. hut again failed to add the extra
point. Witll two minutes to play the Buffaloes completed a long pass for a
touchdown and hucked over the extra point for the game. The final score was
13-12 in favor of Manteca.
Playing on the muddy turf of the Peter B. Kyne field the local eleven took
on the Ceres team in the last game of the '37 season, before a large Armistice
Day crowd. Tracy outplayed Ceres, threatening many times, but was unalrle to
score. Luck showed she was not with Tracy when Bradley, star hackfield man
of the Ceres eleven, intercepted a pass and ran for a touchdown in the closing
minutes of the game. The final score was 7-0 in favor of the Ceres team.
The Bees, with no definite schedule ahead of them, lost their initial game to
Gustine on Gustine's turf hy the score of 6-0. The next game was a preliminary
to the varsity encounter with Modesto in which our lads were again on the short
end of the score, being beaten by the convincing score of 20-0. The Bullpups, not
having won a game or llladff a touchdown, were after hlood when they played the
Brentwood Reserves on the local field. They downed the Brentwood team hy the
score of 13-7. In a return game with the Brentwood team the Bullpups were de-
feated hy the score of 18-0. Playing their last game of the season, the Bullpups
were no match for the smooth playing Mantecans and were downed by the score
of 20-6. Thus the Bullpups ended their season with 1 Will and 4 losses.
The outstanding players who saw action in Bee games were: Rose, Miller,
Stridhorg, Leggitt, Von der Heide, Wells, Dompe, Bruno, Henke, Deadrich, Tor-
rison, Given, Urmonde, Routt, Binaldo, Willis, Stone, Evans, and Hollingshead.
The 1938 schedule is not fixed hut it will proliahly include Manteca, Brent-
wood, Gustine and Modesto.
T1'acy 0 ..,,,., .,,.. A lumni 13 Tracy 19 Stockton J. V. 0
Tracy 0 ..,.,,, ,,,,,, N lartinez 26 Tracy 12 ...,,, Turlock 42
Tracy 14 Lodi J. V. 0 Tracy 39 ,,,,,, Schneider O
Tracy 0 ....... ,...,,, li 'lodesto 39 Tracy 12 ,,.,,' Manteea 13
Tracy 0 ...,.,. ,,...,, O akdale 0 Tracy 0 ..,,.,,, ,,,,. C eres 7
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IfruulIn'uo:'.'Yuv1 l5clwhcr.ll1lrcizl, Yulpi, Urrnc, Hlanuy. llarry llNlgr,l. .V1'rul11llx'nZf':Clmcll l,iun. Monroe, Ricknuln,
l'ruul In'ur:': l,y ncll, Stonc, lidunrds, Willis. Sinmson, Ilurry !Xlgr.l. .Vvrnrlzl Rnrv: Conch Lien. Gates, Firtll, Lyle
lfruur I1'uz:': Sinlpmn, firucnwnml, Kelly, Lawrence. Sworzrl Row: Nlcdlin. fllmch Lien, Pnnlc.
l'rvnt Ifnzfu' Yzlnlasnlmi, Rndriqucz, llurry, Ram.lnl11ll, Jullnson. .Yvrrnld l1'fm': Cuucll l,icn, Patten. 'l'llluls1m,
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Under the leadership of Coach "Sig" Lien and ,lohn Garcia, winner of the
Nlartinct Trophy, the 1937 edition of the Bulldog basketball team again finished
the season as champions ol' their league. Witll but two members of last ycar's
varsity squad returning, Coach Lien molded it into one of Tracy's greatest teams.
Playing hard, clean basketball throughout the season, the Varsity ended the sea-
son by winning 12 and dropping 4.
Members of the Varsity squad were: Captain "Tube" Grove and .lack Watrous
as centers, Johnny Garcia, Marvin Van Bebbcr and Roy Volpi as forwardsg John
Rickman, ,lim Blaney, Mario Rinaldo and Charles Monroe as guards.
Starting out the season the locals knocked over Brentwood, Antioch, Alumni,
and Livermore in the order named. The local quintet met their first defeat of the
season when they played Ripon. They lost 28-18. After the stinging defeat by
Ripon, the Varsity team beat Brentwood and Pleasanton to take the last two prac-
tice games before thc league opener.
ln the first league game the locals entertained Newman on the local court, beat-
ing them 35-30. ln a non-league tussle, the hlloor polislu-rs" again beat Pleasan-
ton, 36-31. ln their second league game the Bulldogs were outclasscd, being beaten
by Patterson, 31-25. Grove was high man with 11 points. Tracy played Gustine for
the first time on their own court. Led by Van Bebber, who ehalkcd up 13 points,
Tracy came out on the long end of the score, 31-16. The Tracy locals rode the
Manteca Buffaloes to the tune of 29-22.
Leading the league tNewman had beaten Patterson! the Green and Gold
quintet met Newman with an air of superiority and were knocked off their perch,
18-11. The Bulldogs again played Patterson, being on the long end of the score
this time, the score was Tracy 26, Patterson 22. The attack was led by uChuck"
Monroe who tallied 5 points. Going to Gustine just before the Manteea game, the
locals won, beating Gustine for the second time, 31-16. 1n our last league game
of the year. we met the Buffaloes of Nlanteca in a championship game played on
the local court. The Mantecans led the locals through 3 quarters, but in the last
stanza Tracy displayed nice floor work and defeated Nlanteea by a 31-24 count.
ln this game Garcia played one of his best games, tallying 14 points.
The win over Manteca qualified Tracy to play Bipon, champs of the dirt
league. Ripon, displaying the same form they had when they heat Tracy in a
practice game, drubbed them again with a score of -10-16, keeping the locals from
going on to further championships.
Tn a series of pre-season praetiee games. the Bulldog 11oopste1's managed to
hreak even. There was nothing to write home ahout these games unless it was
the ragged passing and poor floor work of the Bullpups.
Newman was the Iirst eonferenee opponent to meet the loeal team. Newman
harely won. tallying only 18 points to our 16. Advaneing to Patterson, the local
quintet heat, them hy a 27-23 seore. Meeting Gustine, the league leading team.
the Bee squad lost 22-19. after leading in the first three quarters.
,lourneying to Manteea. the Bee squad played one of their poorest games,
scoring only 4 points in the lirst half. The final seore was 23-9 in favor of the
Starting the seeond round of league eompetition the Bullpups were again
dumped hy Newman, 25-19. Meeting Patterson, the Bee squad heat them again
for the second time hy the elose score of 23-27. Playing Custine. the league
champs. the Bullpups went into the game with the hope of administering Gus-
tine's first league defeat. hut failed to do so, losing hy a seore of 37-15. In the last
game Traey had hopes of heating her ancient rival. hut again failed. The final
score was 28-22.
Vifinning six and dropping four was the average the Cee team set for itself
this year. Dropping the first two games to Stoekton, the Cees eame through to win
the remaining praetiee games. Traey played Patterson as the first league game
and won. 23-9. Taking on Newman the loeals took a druhhing to the tune of 25-3.
The Cees avenged this defeat when they added Patterson to the list, 25-22. The
next game was with 'Manteea in whieh Traey won, 29-14. Meeting Newman for
their last game of the year. the loeals were again downed. 20-17.
Xvith no thought of winning a ehampionship in their mind. the Dee team un-
dertook 5 praetiee games to get ready for league eompetitiong of these 5, they
won 3 and lost 2. Swinging into league competition the Dees downed Patterson
in a home and home series hy heating them 21-6 and 27-12. ln the first game with
Newlnan the loeals were easily heaten. 1-1--9. Playing Nlanteea again in a non-
league tussle. the loeals were again on the long end of the seore, 14-4. Newman
next fell hefore the Dees. whieh put the two teams in first plaee. This final game
was won hy Traey. 15-8.
I-ron! row: l,uevan0, Rickman, Grove,
.l. Gates, Dillon, Garcia, and Cox.
Xewuzlrl row: Pruitt, Avilla, lllanuy,
liagkette, Ilcadrick, Freeze, B. Reeve,
and Nlcliinnis. Third ruw: YYatsm1,
lylu, Hullingshcud, Fisher, Coach
llurley, B. Gates, Picchi, and
l'rnut rum: Tlmnipson. Wise. Pollard.
Yulpi, Leslie, Masturis, Burnett, and
Callis. .Ymunrl row: Uillett, Reeve,
Nlullaly, Rehn, lXlunrne, Cuach Hur-
lux. llillnn, Stone, Ramsay,and1Iarcia.
lfrnnt row: Rudriqllel. 'l'. Rezcndcs,
.lullnsun. Fdwards, and C. Rezendei.
Svrnrld row: Freeze, l.ec, Conch llur-
lcx. Slocum, Yalinnli. and J. Ruiz.
lfrnur row: liush, Firth, Van llehhsrr,
lie Freilas, and Simpson. Swain! row.
licece, Rehn, Coach Roberts, liantield,
Nlckuam-3, and l'urslcy.
l'rnnr ruw: Nlasturis, fiillclt, Freeze
llman, and Truss. Nei-nnrl rum'
lllumpsrm, Seney, Coach llurluy, Cul
hcrt, and You der llcimlc.
A.R. R. II. lu-1.
Blaney, J. . 26 4 11 .423
Luevano, D. 24 7 8 .333
Rickman, J. 15 2 5 .333
. . , , .. '. , ' 1. . ' . . Lyle, L. 10 4 3 .300
Aftu two weeks of llldfflllf the llilfy' mm swung Garcia, J. 27 4 7 -269
. . . - cz ., J. 22 5 1 .2'2
IIIIO at series of practice games. The Bulldogs lost their B- 8 2 31 qggo
I , , , Reeves, B. ,. 8 2 2 .250
1n1t1al game of the season to Hughson, 8-1. Playing Freeze, R. 10 1 2 .200
I N ' Cux, C. . 18 2 3 .166
- - - - - 1 1 ' . I ' Grove, H. 25 7 4 .160
Oakdale, Tracy was once agaln downct , 6 1. IPCUIIQI Bqskmey T' 21 4 3 .HZ
Brentwood on the local diamond the Green and Gold D"""" J' 19 1 2 '105
nine defeated them bv a score of 9-2. ,BASEBALL BOX SCORES
' Tracy . 6 Patterson 4
Tracy . , 8 Gustine . 10
Tracy . 3
Tracy , 2
Newman ., . 1
Manteca .. 8
Going to Manteca for their initial meet of the season the local cinder Stars took
third place with 44 points. Many new records were hung up this year. They are
as follows: Volpi's heave of 46 feet 8 inches in the Bee class shot putg Rehn's
23.7 seconds in the 220 yard dashg and Dillon,s 11 feet in the pole vault for the
With flying fists the boys of the squared circle once again put on a brilliant
display in the art of self defense. 100 lb. class ,lohnson decisioned Sutton: 107 lb.
class T. Rezendes decisioned Randolphg 112 lb. class Rodriquez T. K. O. over
Cardozag 118 lb. class C. Rezendes decisioncd H. Willis: 126 lb. class Edwards
decisioned Luevanog 135 lb. class Valinoti T. K. 0. over Randallg 147 lb. class
Mehring decisioned B. Reevesg 153 lb. class Freeze decisioned Urmondeg 160 lb.
class Lee T. K. O. over E. Vicrrag 175 lb. class J. Ruiz decisioned Perry: Slocum
won in the heavyweight class by a default over Meyers.
Tennis in Tracy High is progressing very fast. More students are taking an in-
terest in this sport than in previous years. Practice games with Oakdale, Liver-
more, and Stocktonls Bees have proved very successful. Tracy's mainstays were:
Van Bebber, Rehn, DeFrcitas, MeKeany, Pursley, Bush, Simpson and Firth.
The newly organized Tumbling Club, consisting of Von der Heide, Truss.
Uman, Mastoris, Thompson, Gillette. Culbert. and Freeze, put on a brilliant PCI'-
formanee at the annual Athletic Carnival. The stunts included forward and back-
ward rolls. f1ips,pyramids, and the highlight ofthe event was Thompson's forward
roll over eight men.
lfrrmt Row: Marti, DeMark. Garriott,
llcdrick. Silva. Svmud Rnw: Peter-
mam, Smith. Mrs. Huddlcston, Wilson,
lm!! in Righlz Yamasaki, Randall
Xlurti, Alvis, llahh, Belmont, Moore,
Uman, lJeMark, Svveency, Palmer, An-
ton, Patrick, Percival, Synak, Curtis
Palmer, Weston. Stearns.
SENIOR SPEED BALI. CH,-XMPS
lfrnnl Row: Yveston, Uallorto, Wbst.
Uman. Serond Row: Patten, Yrigoyen,
Smith, Dusina, Andrews.
Becoming an increasingly popular sport, Volleyball held the spotlight dur-
ing the late Fall season, culminating in a closely-contested and hard fought game
between the Juniors and Seniors on December 3. The Seniors at times held a sub-
stantial lead during the game, but the Juniors displayed their superiority by nar-
rowly defeating their opponents with the score of 23-21. This was the first time
the class of '39 had held the championship, the Seniors having been the victors
in this sport for the three previous years.
This ycar's tumbling club was composed of twenty-one expert tumblers, the
majority of whom were last ycar's veterans. After weeks of hard practice the
tumblers exhibited their splendid spirit and ability by entertaining at noon rallies,
between halves of football games, during the Athletic Carnival, and at the Girls,
Vaudevillc. Various individual and couple stunts were displayed as well as
Girls' A-B Speedball teams were selected according to their playing ability.
The tournament started this year on October 6. The Seniors have been awarded
the trophy for the past three years. The championship game was played on Octo-
ber 28. The Seniors narrowly beat the ,luniors by a lone goal.
The speedball supper was held on November 17, with the decorations fol-
lowing "The Big Housew theme. Various awards were presented to the students
according to their number of points.
This yearis hockey season was delayed for a few weeks because of bad weather.
The delay made it impossible to get the names of the final champions before the
yearbook deadline. However, it is certain that the Champions will be either the
Juniors or Seniors. The Seniors have taken the Hockey Championship every year
since they were Freshmen, but the Juniors gave promise of being a serious threat
for the championship. The deciding game was to be played on May 3, with Betty
Moore and Edith Petrucelli umpiring.
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lfroul Row: Mcilleary, Blincoe, Blan-
cy, Uman. Serond Rum: Dal Porto,
Reece, McCray, Yrigoycn, Weston.
l'run! Row: Friedrich, Mcilray,
Bourne, West. Srrund Row: Boyes,
Peterman, Serpa, Uman, Weston.
GOLD T WINNERS
Weston, McCray, Mrs. Huddleston,
Yriployen, Uman, Moore tnot presentj.
Weston at hat, IJeMnrk catching.
lf:-fmt Row: Yrigoyen, Friedrich, West.
.Verruld Huw: Uman, Dal Porto, Smith,
ln the realm of Girls' Basketball, the class of '38 has displayed outstanding
ability and mastery of the techniques and teamwork required in this ever-pop-
ular sport. For four consecutive years this team has met and vanquished all op-
ponents and contestants for the trophy. This is an exceptional record only dupli-
cated once before in the history of Tracy High School when the class of ,30
achieved the same record. The girls who played on the team all four years are:
Norma lllcflray, Blanche Blaney, Barbara Blineoe, Elvida Uman, Kate Weston
and Helen Yrigoyen.
Since the introduction into Girls' Athletic Activities three years ago Badmin-
ton has become a favorite sport for the girls of Tracy High. Single and double
tournaments were played off. Each girl received five additional points as she
reached a successive bracket, and the tournament winner received the total of
Mary Scrpa. Helen West, Norma Mcfiray, Mary Friedrich, Thcllna Bourne.
Betty Peterman, Becky Boyes and Elvida Uman held the lead for the year '38,
Five girls achieved the highest award presented by the Tracy High Student
Body for participation and leadership in Girls' Athletic Activities, namely the
"Gold TM. This award is given to those girls who have earned the requisite 700
points and who have demonstrated outstanding ability as leaders during their
high school career. Une of these four girls was exceptional inasmuch as she was
eligible to receive her Gold T during her Junior year. This unusual athlete was
Present workouts of the Girls' Baseball practice indicate that there are many
keen players going out for baseball this season. Baseball is the last, and one of the
most popular sports of the year.
Tennis becomes increasingly popular with girls as they approach gradua-
tion, because of the need to be able to play some sport requiring only a few indi-
viduals, and tennis answers this need.
Helen Yrigoyen. lda dalporto, Buth Ellen Quinn, Helen West, Elvida Uman
and Gertrude Friedrich held the lead in the tennis tournaments this year. We
are confident that Tennis will continue being a popular sport in the years to come.
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