Trona High School - Telescope Yearbook (Trona, CA)
- Class of 1954
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The circle is the main entrance to our expanding school, Bids are to be opened
in 1955 for more additions in the form of a high school administration office and
homemaking department, which will consist of separate cooking and sewing rooms
and a living room. Rooms for the principal, vice-principal, dean of girls, a waiting
room and secretary's office, and a lounge will comprise the office.
"Real cool!',, "Crazy!", "Gone!" rang
out as you pushed your way through the
halls of old THS. This is the version of
jive talk that has swept the nation. No
more do you hear U23 skidooli' or "Oh,
you kid," but slang still expresses the
youth and vitality of teen-agers in
It also typifies the 1953-54 school year,
perhaps because the seniors particularly
latched on to the latest bebop and made
good use of it.
The Telescope staff considers these
ample reasons for picking "Bopland" the
theme for this annual.
The primary purpose of a theme is to
give the book unity. It ties together the
sections, pictures, and copy so they give
a complete and coherent picture of a
particular school year.
We think "Bopland" will fill the bill.
Take a gander at the "Cats" on the end
sheets, the "Big Wheels," and the mob
at the Snack Shack on a typical school
day. We guarantee a flood of memories
when you open this book in five years!
Introduction . . .
School Life ....
Snaps and Ads . .
The gym and a section of the new wing was shot from the football field. De-
signed by Mr Balch and constructed by the Beggs Co., this wing includes two
eighth grade classrooms and an art section composed of a large drawing room. a
modeling platform a. stock room and a pottery room. Built to the tune of S84,997, the
buildings were ready Monday November 30 1953.
Who's taken the most interest in school
lately? The Quarterback Club, of course.
In recognition the Telescope staff dedi-
cates to them the 1954 annual.
Since its organization in November,
1952, the Quarterback Club has devoted
itself to promoting and supporting all
activities of THS. Led by Charles Paine,
Charles Bell, Kenneth Bell, and Frank
Hanket, the Quarterbackers erected
poles and lights on the football field.
These men were awarded lifetime mem-
berships in the QB Club and lifetime
passes to all THS athletic events. A
scoreboard for the field was purchased
by the club and installed by village
maintenance on their own time under
the direction of Scotty Ross. At all home
football games QB members helped CSF
girls sell tickets. Plans are being made
to put in portable grandstands. But first
comes a fence enclosing the field.
Most important, though, was the infec-
tious Quarterback spirit that spearhead-
ed the wholehearted support of the
whole town. At home or away, win or
lose, the Quarterbacks were there-and
always in good voice.
Little cogs need big wheels to keep them on the right track.
In an engine the cogs keep the wheels turning, but in T.H.S.
the wheels do the spinning.
lt's positively amazing how much work goes to keep a
school running. And just think: we wouldn't have school with-
out it . . . the nurse as readily washing cuts as splinting arms
. . . the superintendent shouldering responsibility for the entire
school . . . the secretaries hopping from typewriter to filing
cabinet to adding machine . . . the board favoring us by hiring
such fine teachers . . . the faculty yakking away, unbowed
and undaunted . . . the student council remedying student
gripes . . . the principal and his right hand man wielding the
big stick . . . their secretary passing out stencils, staplers, tacks,
and information to desperate students . . . the custodians
sweeping, straightening, and smiling . . . and the bus drivers
beating the same old path day by day.
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Mrs, Fred W- I-'eete
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elected by the voters of the community for a term
of four years. The Board consisted of Mr. John W.
Marshall, presidentg Mrs. Fred W. Leete, clerkg and
Mr. Odell Baker, Mr. William F. McNabola, and Mr.
C. C. Jones, members. Mr. Clair G. Montgomery sat
in on all meetings as executive officer and profession-
e Board of Trustees is made up of five memb
Numerous improvements and additions attest to
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e oard s desire for the best for the students. We
now have a new art room and two new eighth grade
classrooms. In the elementary school a new wing of
classrooms and a modern office were added. Work
started this spring on a new home economics roomg
the plan is to turn the present homemaking room
into a mechanical drawing room.
Another important addition was the lights on the
football field. The Quarterback Club furnished the
labor and the poles while the Board shared in the
purchase of the lights. The Westend Chemical Co.,
AP8zCC, and the California Electric Power Company
Other changes incl d d
u e switching to a seven-period
day, raising the number of units for graduation,
providing a trip for the junior high band, and ap-
B k r proving "B" football for next year.
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Mr. William McNabola An inspection trip was made 3 vember Shown mspec
Mr. C, C. Jones
the new nigh school Wing last 0 Mrs. Leete, MY- Marshall'
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Central office is the center of all activities in
our school. Both the elementary and the high
school offices are connected through the central
office by a unique chain of command.
The Board of Trustees is elected by the voters
in this community. The Board and the superin-
tendent Work together in handling all the district's
affairs and problems. Also in the central office
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is a staff of workers who handle the typing, 1 ing,
correspondence, and many other very important
details. Both the principal of the elementary school
and the principal of the high school report to the
superintendent. Vice-principals and faculty mem-
bers go to the principalsg the faculty works directly
with the students.
' Requisitions for all school purchases are pro-
cessed through the central office. Thus purchases
are coordinated in as efficient and economical a
manner as possible and is the reason the Board
has not needed to raise the local tax rate.
Mr. Montgomery is the coordinator of all these
activities. Besides, he hires faculty and other per-
sonnel, supervises both the high school and ele-
mentary curriculums, and coordinates their pro-
Assisting Mr. Montgomery are the central office
personnel-Miss Christy, Mrs. Wheeler, Miss
French, and Mrs. Semore.
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President Jerrell Glenn presided over the student council and directed student activities.
Often the student council found more
than enough to do during their weekly
meetings. Collectively and individually the
members settled disputes between classes,
prepared advertising for all school activi-
ties, kept a record of the sports, arranged
dances, assemblies, and elections, and con-
trolled thc student body money.
Money was the usual big problem, but
after 13 years as sponsor, Mr. Franklin was
well equipped with answers. In order to
put out a better Telescope, it was excluded
from the student body card and sold sep-
arately. For the first time the student body
cards had pictures on them. Returns from
1953 football games were sufficient to pay
all sports expenses. The Snack Shack
brought up the problem of, "Who sells
what?'l With the classes' approval the
Look at that money! And it all
came under the jurisdiction of
Darlene Bell, treasurer, and Nancy
Read, assistant treasurer fleftb.
These girls counted the money,
paid the bills, issued purchase or-
ders, signed checks, and kept the
books - including hunting for
Writing - in the form of notes,
minutes, and letters - along with
other odd jobs kept Secretary Pat
Finnelly Cbelowy busy.
Besides taking over in the presi-
dent's a b s e n c e , Eddie Walsh
frightb, as vice president, made
up the program for and super-
vised all assemblies, and took
charge of school elections.
required a poster parade or some
advertising from the busy publi-
city chairman, Pat Clampitt Cleftl.
Decorating for the Halloween
Dance, Social Chairman Carolyn
Bell tnext to ladder, aboveb is as-
sited by Carol Fugere, Judy Lane,
and Lois Pratt. Carolyn, as social
chairman, assigned organizations
to dances and assisted with all.
Lining the field for every foot-
ball game is no joke according to
Dickie John, athletic chairman,
who has George Sherman as string
holder trightl. Also under his du-
ties is keeping a record of all
council s decision was: Juniors continue to
sell ice cream, seniors may have the pack-
aged and canned goods sale.
Among the miscellaneous problems of
the council were choosing song leaders,
approving the social calendar, and pushing
the sale of season tickets.
Because of the increase in enrollment,
the council voted to have the seventh and
eighth grades elect their own publicity and
social chairmen and plan their own social
calendar. Every time the council appropri-
ated money for a senior high dance, the
junior high received an equal amount.
Membership and interest were stimu-
lated in the California Association of Stu-
dent Councils by attendance at the district
and regional meetings where kinks in the
work of self-government were ironed out.
One of the most profitable district meets
was held at Needles March 6.
Receiving pointers from Mr. Franklin, sponsor, are the class representatives, who keep
the classes informed and who tell the council what the students want. Left to right are
Lecie Hurlocker, Renee Garton, Bessie Johnson, Richard Orr, Sally Klein, Stan Filler, Jan-
ice Stroud, Frank Picon, and Barbie Kraut.
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Clair E. Franklin
The humming activity created by 360
students was handled by several groups.
To Principal Clair E. Franklin came the
headaches of complete supervision in all
aspects of curricular and extra-curricular
activities. He had confabs with the seniors,
checking credits and handing out counsel
on jobs and colleges. When a parent had a
question, Mr. Franklin had or found an
answer. Straightening out disputes be-
tween students was a delicate accomplish-
ment. The whole school environment also
came under his jurisdiction. Any mainten-
ance worries were reported to his boss,
The man who untangled the strings in
Helena A. Stark
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Mr. Franklin's absence was Vice Principal
Joe B. Hunter. Another title he earned was
athletic director. In that line he labored
long and hard as football and baseball
coach. Boys' and occasionally girls' discip-
line was a big worry for him. Mr. Hunter
was the attendance officer, reporting to
the state the absences and the reasons. The
testing program, including development
and aptitude tests, was assigned to him.
Their secretary, Mrs. Stark, presided
over the high school office. She ruled over
the office practice girls, teaching them the
fundamentals of efficient office work. In
between times she took dictation, sent out
correspondence, and did the typing. Every
Coila E, Swearingen
Nellie D. Adams
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day a bulletin had to be typed, dittoed, and
filed. When some wild-eyed student rushed
in for a ditto or stencil, a special kind of
paper, staples, scotch tape, or advice, Mrs.
Stark helped the unfortunate creature.
"Need a band aid? Run up to the nurse's
office." Besides, fixing up scratches, cuts,
and slivers, Nurse Coila Swearingen
watched over all public health cases in
her position as county nurse. She also
helped give physicals and eye and ear tests.
Afterwards Mrs. Swearingen made records
of everyone's condition and sent notices
to parents if their children needed clinic
Vernon A. Fagin
custodians repaired, built, and cleaned with
regular efficiency. "Slim" Roberson tack-
led the maintenance problem while other
custodians were responsible for a special
part of the school. Mrs. Semore ordered
equipment, wrote letters, and had charge
of the interminable paper work.
The four bus drivers and their one substi-
tute, Mrs. Hagar, traveled many miles a
day bringing students to and from school.
Along with these everyday trips, a bus was
run for G. A. A., band practice, football,
baseball, and basketball trips, junior high
dances and parties. Bill McCauley managed
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Bus Drivers Evel D
and Jerry 0 yn uke' Sue T801 Selly Pes k
mom b t swald relax momentarily iii the f e
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the move most of the day. sc edules' they are on
those rough, long trips for athletics, ditch
days, or G. A. A.
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Charles Shamelvgiofficghdea:-ow: Melvin Deckard,
and Joe Cmngiavsxic Semore, and Shamel: back
Frieda Foote, J es Roberson. Herman Theese'
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Stanley A. Arnold
Elby D. Coy
Besides beating a few facts through
thick skulls, the faculty spent many long
and weary hours sponsoring the extra
curricular activities which transformed
school from the grind of study.
Coaches showed up every day after
school and some weekends to groom the
boys into condition. Many miles were
covered to play a game and many words
of encouragement and advice were ut-
tered by worn-out coaches.
One big job the faculty performed was
sponsoring a club or extra-curricular ac-
tivity. The assignment to the Telescope
entailed spending tedious hours after
school and on weekends helping lay out,
giving suggestions, and answering in-
numerable questions. To C.S.F., G.A.A.,
Douglas J. Ferman E1
B Baller Social Studies lira M, SV
u Louis H. Herkenhoff D0na1d
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and V.C. sponsors came the delight of at-
tending meetings, making decisions on
awards, and traveling with the group.
To come up with good speeches and
plays pupils have to be coached. How
to deliver this line, make that gesture,
or gain poise were questions of everyone
who stood on the stage.
Lots of outside activities accompanied
those in the music field. Training for
contests, learning new formations, and
perfecting a new number were rigorous
for the kids but even more so for the
teacher. The chorus gained a big place in
the music interests of the school by the
exertions of their director.
All the faculty had their full share of
chaperoning dances and standing yard
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the dynamic leaders, brains, and regular guys, the sum is the most
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hilarious Ditch Day in the booming city of L. A .... the loot brought 5 -g
in by the senior soup and junior ice cream sales . . . the juniors' i
annual prom - best possible "this side of heaven" . . . the soplis"
shivering in their football concession as they earned the dough for
the Christmas Ball . . . the Ball itself reflecting twinkling silver
bells from every corner . . . the ingenious planning that went into
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earned a wad from their popcorn balls and fudge at games . . . the
wide-eyed enthusiasm and go-get-'em of the eager seventh graders.
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Posters has practically become
Pat's middle name this year as
student body publicity chairman.
"' In 11th and 12th grades an active
C. S. F.'er, she directed football
and basketball ticket selling. Pat
was G. A. A. vice-president, and
many will remember her as Shot-
put in Nine Girls, junior class ply.
The Telescope end sheets illustrate
part of her work on the staff.
A rough job came Wes' way
when he was elected senior class
president. He was one of the out
standing football players and co-
captain for the year. For four
years in the band, he tooted on his
trumpet. And for two years Wes
I was a V. C. member.
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The gal with the money was Darlene Bell as
student body treasurer. She had a claim to fame
in the title of "Junior Carnival Queen." In her
junior year she also acquired admission into the
C. S. F. and was a Homecoming Queen attend-
ant. G. A. A. has been one of her interests since
the sophomore year.
President is Jerre1l's official title since he was
student body president this year. Last year he
was a member of the Telescope business staff,
and the year before class social chairman. Under
organizations Jerrell belonged to the geology
and varsity clubs. Football, baseball, basketball,
and track - all were his sports in high school.
Manuel specialized in the back-
field in his three years of football.
Three years was his time in bas-
ketball and V. C. too. Trumpeting
was his business in the band for
all four years. Manuel moved up
from class vice-president as a
freshman to president as a sopho- '
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Pat scribbled minutes for the
student body this year, having
learned the trade as freshman and
junior class secretary. After four
years of active service' she's vice
president of the C. S. F. She's been
section editor and literary editor
in two years of Telescope work,
and worked her junior year on the
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elected class secretary.
Jim stalked in and joined thc
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weight on the line for the football cast of Nine Girls, the junior 9 he was an
team. play. the Geology
Everyone will remember Bonita
as the out-spoken Grandmother
in the Thanksgiving program.
Bonita transferred right into G. A.
A. when she came into the senior
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To click the shutter first was
the perogative of last year's pho-
tography club president, Zane. C
basketball and football occupied
Zane in his sophomore year.
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G. A. A, and Girls' League were
Janet's clubs along with the Kom-
merce Klub. Part of her high
school time was devoted to the
Telescope and the Slate.
Scot popped into the senior class
this year and created quite a flur-
ry. He was an addition to the foot-
ball team, Revising the constitu-
tion came under Scot's chairman-
Ann was one of the best sup-
porters of G. A. A. Tennis was
her dish too in the past two years.
Ann was a busy member of the
Girls' League in her first and sec-
ond years of high school.
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The band is going to miss John's
trombone next year after four
years of its rhythm. In his fresh-
man year, along with playing bas-
ketball, John managed the base-
Majoretting was Ada's field
since she was a sophomore and
this year was rewarded with her
election as head majorette.
"Queenie" is an extra title which
came with Homecoming. She was
an addition to the cast of Nine
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Kenny has stacked up four
years on the basketball team, two
on the football and track teams,
three on tennis, and one on base-
ball. A gruesome initiation put
Kenny in the Varsity Club.
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Shari entered with a bang as a
junior and joined C. S. F., band,
and the majorettes. She has con-
tinued her majorette work, enter-
ed chorus, and received the honor
of being el e c t e d Homecoming
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An aspiring actress, Ruth was
the heroine of Nine Girls. Song
leader this year, she performed
with the band. Chairman of social
events is another of Ruthie's tal-
ents displayed in her direction of
the Prom, Junior Carnival, and all
class assemblies. New things were
added to the Telescope with her
school life section.
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Assistant treasurer was a big
job for Frankie last year. She also
got in the money end of G. A. A.
with the office of treasurer. On
the Telescope staff she typed copy,
copy, and more copy. And worked
on snaps. During her sophomore
and junior year Frankie was a
staunch supporter of the Kom-
Ronnie worked up from class
vice president in the sophomore
year to president in the junior.
Beating those drums was his job
in the band the first two years of
high school. His member ' in
V, C. and work in football ,b se-
bau, basketball, and track jresiegj
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was a loyal mem-
ber years. Crepe paper,
and scissors sur-
when she was dec-
chairman for the Christ-
and Junior Prom.
With her entrance in the sopho-
more year Barbara joined the G.
A. A. and Girls' League and made
a splash in the class assembly. She
contributed to the zany humor of
the Thanksgiving program trying
to catch her man, a dietician. Bar-
bara spent a year on both the
Slate and the Telescope.
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Social Chairman of the student
dy and song leader last year,
Dorothy has kept up with the song
leading. Her first three years she
ry ably played the saxophone
in band and dance band. Dorothy
was an addition to G. A. A. and
Nine Girls, in which she was a
lm, serious senior.
Trombone was Tommy's instru-
ment during his four years as a
member of the band. First with
him in the sports field was base-
ball which he played in his fresh-
man year and managed in his jun-
Al landed in Trona and on the
basketball team last. year, and he
has been shooting baskets ever
since. Al joined the football team
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Barbara played a spitfire in the
junior class play, Nine Girls. Since
her sophomore year B. Lee came
out and played in G. A. A, She
was a member of Girls' League.
No More Homework included Bar-
bara in the cast.
Bus-driver Evelyn roared in to
join the seniors this year. She
drives the bus in and out of
Homewood Canyon every day.
Evelyn transferred to G. A. A.
here from her previous school.
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Jinx sure didn't put a hoodoo
on the THS football team during
his three years as guard. He play-
ed tennis again in his sophomore
year after a busy freshman year
with track, baseball, and tennis.
The V. C. had a loyal member for
ORRENE SLAFTER '
Orrene made the C. S. F. in her
senior year and was elected trea-
surer. Enthusiastic about sports,
she held membership in the J. G.
J. and G. A. A. She tinkled the
glockenspiel for the band all four
years. Hunting up news kept her
busy in her junior year as a
Casey and track are practically
synonomous. He has been sprint-
ing the oval since his freshman
year. The Varsity Club had him
for treasurer in his junior year
and president in his senior year.
For four years he has been a top-
notch basketball player.
During his first three years in
high school Eric belonged to the
C. S. F. '52 - '53 saw him care-
taker of the class money. Top
sport on his list is basketball
which he has played all through
high school. For three years he
was on the baseball team.
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LOU ANN FORD
Lou Ann tooted on both thc
saxophone and clarinet for the
past four years in band. In her
freshman, junior, and senior years
she actively participated in C. S.
F. Lou Ann added to the light side
of the play, Nine Girls. She was a
G. A. A. member.
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3ev's famous last words before
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Besides three years of cheerlead-
ng Bev's been three years in the
3. A. A. with the vice presidency
n '52 - '53, Cooking up exciting
.hings to do was her business as
sophomore class social chairman.
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together four years now, and this
year she graduated to secretary.
She has been active in G. A. A.
for three years and band for
four. In Nine Girls Syd ingenu-
ously acted the part of a wide-
eyed college frosh.
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Since he entered school and the
band in his sophomore year, the
trombone was A11en's instrument.
He was a speedy basketball play-
er in his 10th and 12th grades.
Hartley was a deceptive scatback
during his two years on the foot-
ball team. He was also a V. C.
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Presidencies have absorbed Bar-
bie this year. After three years in
C. S. F. and two in G. A. A. she
now has the responsibility of both.
She has had her say in student
council as junior and senior class
representative. Barbie was a
member of the Kommerce Klub
in the tenth grade.
The girls sure handle the mon-
ey. Wanda was treasurer of the
class for the past two years, and
secretary the year before. This gal
was a member of C. S. F. in her
first and second year and of G.
A. A. in her second, third, and
Since his sophomore year Don
bolstered the football team as
end. For his first three years he
centered for the basketball team
and in the last two years belonged
to the V. C. In the capacity of
class vice-president Don took over
last year in the president's ab-
Tennis and athletics character-
ized Shirley. Since the tenth grade
she was a member of the G. A. A.
and tennis occupied her spare
time for the past two years.
Among her other interests were
three years of band, a year of
chorus, and Girls' League.
In his comings and goings Bob
has found time for the class presi-
dency and C. S. F. in his freshman
year. In the athletics department
he played football in the twelfth
grade, basketball in the ninth,
tenth, and twelfth, and track in
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Growing fast in size and in importance
was the junior class, next year's seniors.
This group was a very active and ambitious
class, with the highlight of the year being
the annual Prom.
Under the sponsorship of Mr. Davis and
Miss Svoboda, the class elected Bob Rascoe
as president and Chris Petersen assisted
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him as vice president. Chris also acted as
sergeant-at-arms during the class meetings.
Ellen Wallace was elected to handle the
money and keep the books up while Lois
Pratt was selected to keep an account of
all the business of the class for that year.
The big money-making project for the
year was the ice-cream sales which had
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class. Lyman Gilliland was chairman of
this activity and saw to it that there was
someone selling all the time. Near the
first part of the year the juniors moved
the freezers into the new snack shack,
which they shared with the senior class.
Another project which brought profits
for the class was selling birthday and get-
well cards. The money was put to good use
when the juniors put on the Prom in honor
of the graduating class.
Lois Pratt was general chairman of the
dinner and dance with the mothers of the
students lending able assistance. When ice
cream sales failed to provide the money
Alfonso Gonzalez is getting ready to sell ice
cream in the Snack Shack during the noon hour.
The juniors were willing to sell morning, noon,
and night in order to obtain the necessary
amount for the Prom.
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for their ambitious plans, the juniors
proved that money wasn't everything by
scaling plans down to where they fitted the
The junior class was represented in near-
ly all of the activities around the school and
did their share to make this school year a
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Donnie Dansby, president, was privileged to lead
the sophomore class. Vice President George Sher-
man, Treasurer Josie Carrasco, and Secretary Phyl-
lis Oswald assisted him in his grim duties. The
success of the Christmas Ball can be attributed to
Social Chairman Clova Compton.
In the absence of the president and vice president
3 the sophomore class representative, Stan Filler, pre-
sented Queen of the Ball Phyllis Oswald with a
bracelet and a kiss. The mistletoe hanging from the
silver bell in the middle of the floor offered excel-
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Christmas Ball. This year's class swung
the ninth consecutive Ball with dough
brought in from the football concession.
Glistening silver bells in every nook and
cranny shed a soft glow over the dancers
gliding to "Pug" Pi1cher's music. Punch,
cupcakes, and bell-shaped ice cream gave
the faculty, seniors, juniors, sophs and their
guests some more energy.
With the assistance of Judy Klein, Social
Chairman Clova Compton kept all the de-
tails and workers in line. Dickie John was
so carried away with enthusiasm he fell out
of the tree without getting the mistletoe!
To earn the moola for the fling, everyone
pitched in to sell hot dogs, coffee, and pop
at the football games. Mr. Wilkinson and
Miss Anderson put in a helping hand when
the crowds, which were the biggest in
Trona history, became too demanding.
On the first of April the sophs tore open
the boxes and grabbed the rings which had
been ordered in October.
In order to pay off the debts incurred in
making the Ball a success, the sophs took
turns providing basketball goers with do-
nuts and coffee at a small fee.
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Paul Hurlocker, president,
feels this is a well-deserved
rest from his grinding task
of running the freshman
class. Vice President Jackie
Russell, Secretary Pat Cun-
ningham, and Treasurer
Charlotte Davis did their
share of the work. Advice
was put forth by Mr. Mer-
rill lnot picturedb and Mrs.
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Cold feet was a common ailment of the
Sok Hop sponsored by the freshmen with
student body money. Fancy, multi-colored
socks were placed here, there, and every-
where under the watchful eyes of Chair-
men Jaydeen Burke and Frank Picon.
The frosh went money mad this year in
preparation for a bangup finish to their
school life. Besides selling peanuts at all
basketball games, they bought, prepared,
and served two dinners in March and April
for the Lions' Club. All money-making
schemes passed before their active ways
and means committee.
Now that the freshmen have officially
entered high school this year, they scoot-
ed from class to class with the high school
gang. They left the younger set to the
junior high parties and dances and attend-
-'A .- I cd the pulsating upperclassmen's affairs.
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Gail Henderson at the bas-
ketball games were Martha
Lopez and Amelia Ledesma.
freshmen. Buddy Rich and
Pat Bermani stand by
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trips and the recognition that attended it
gave the boys a big charge.
A few minor problems will confront
these kids during the next three years. For
the Christmas Ball when they are sopho-
mores, they must dream up an "original"
theme, decorate madly for two days, and
find time to primp a little before attending
the Ball themselves. Reaching an agree-
ment on class rings is a horrible experience
for every class. "A best-ever prom" is a
hard tradition for every junior class to
fill. Choosing a style, measuring the right
size, and just getting them are a few of the
head-scratching problems of ordering class ,A by p
jackets. A Ditch Day to remember will be I g it V
one goal when they finally become seniors. 5 jpg alwl ' 'xg' 'A
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Representing the eighth grade stu-
dents in the Homecoming parade are
Carl Hall and Durwood Sigrest. Carl
signifies a Tornado player while Dur-
wood, a Needles Mustang, tries to stick
a "needle" in him, but the other team
doesn't seem to be "so sharp." At least
Carl can't feel any pain.
Here are some of the officers of the
three sections and their sponsors. They
are, standing, Paul Mock, Pete Teel, Mr.
Barnes, Gail Paine, Miss Bright, Sally
Hurlocker, Mr. Rasines, Carmen Portillo,
and Gary Olinger. Seated: Mary Jo Reg:-
tor, Robi Wilson, Lee Bernhardi, Judy
Lane, and Penny Chandler.
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Breaking all records as the largest class in the history of this school were the eighth
graders. They were the top dogs in the junior high and didn't mind letting everyone know
it. They are looking forward to being full-fledged high school students.
This year the eighth grade was divided into three sections with Miss Bright sponsoring
one, Mr. Barnes in charge of another, and Mr. Rasines heading the third group.
The eighth grade was very active during the school year and participated in all activ-
ities they could, setting a good example for the future classes. Miss Bright's room took
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The boys in the eighth grade, along with some
seventh grade boys made up the heavyweight and
lightweight basketball teams. Because of the
eagerness and interest these boys showed, the
team had much inter-school competition and made
several trips out of town to play.
Their big money-making project was selling
fudge at home football and basketball games. This
activity proved very profitable for all
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The different sections elected offi-
cers for their own group and some-
times had their own parties. Being
separated from the senior high, they
elected their own social chairmen and
put on dances and parties for the jun-
ior high school students.
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Entering high school this year, the seventh
graders were received with open arms-and con-
fusion. The frequent changing of classes-and
teachers-made their haphazard life even more so.
Once "in", they were confounded by a variety
of activitiesg basketball, parties, collecting dues,
and the Homecoming weekend.
Seventh and eighth grade boys participated in
lightweight and heavyweight basketball. The
heavyweights were quite successful, winning 6
games out of 8g While the lightweights were only
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less successful, winning 3 out of 5.
Of the parties, the Christmas party attracted
the largest attendance of seventh graders. This
venture was financed by the collecting of dues.
Their contribution to the Homecoming parade
was a funeral procession for Needles. Two boys
carried the epitaph,"Here Lies Needles Resting
In Piecesfl followed by the coffin.
As the people gathered 'round the Homecoming
bonfire, the "T" suddenly burst into flame, lighted
by the seventh and eighth grade boys. It was a fit-
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What a ball is right! This year has
swished away like a breeze leaving a
whirl of laughter, sighs, and memories
in its wake.
The real spirit of school life lurks in
the back-breaking but rewarding climb
to the "T" . . . those crazy models the
solid geometry class made . . . the soft,
dreamy music or frantic jive we danced
to . . . the office practice girls getting
carried away with their roll sheets . . .
the lit students working their knowledge
boxes overtime learning "To be or not
to be." . . . the mob trooping in braced
for another hard day . . . the girls in
cooking muttering, "Is the salt in?
Where is that flour? Oh, it's falling!"
. . . the weird cracks of the class wits
- not excluding teachers . . . and even
the tedious homework-especially when
accompanied by the radio or the chatter
of the gang.
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This year has been the most to say the
least! The highlights of our social season
are pictured above in a calendar as tra-
ditional as the activities.
The first Friday in September old and
new students turned out in full force to
break the ice at the annual lce Breaker.
Then in October junior high ghouls and
goblins gathered for a Halloween costume
ball. Homecoming had a thrill for all. Sus-
pense filled the air until the identity of
the Homecoming Queen was revealed. For-
mals, dates, and after-the-dance doings
were the chief topics among the girls be-
fore the Christmas Ball, the peak of the
To start the New Year right, socks with
lights, faces, and clashing colors bright-
ened the Sok Hop. Valentine's, St. Pat-
rick's, and Spring Dances were fitting
preludes to the gala Junior-Senior Prom
Ending as it began, informally, the year
closed with the Sadie Hawkins Dance
fgirls chasing boys for a changel and
graduation fthe seniors scurrying happily
for the exit and freedomj
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Linda Cunningham and Bruce Seventh through twelfth graders break the ice by bumping
Anderson pose, but who is Jesse around the crowded dance floor.
Students got back in the groove of things
at the beginning of the year by getting ac-
quainted with all the new students. Along
with the start of school came football sea-
son to provide enough pep and spirit to
last the rest of the year.
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They got back in the swing of things
and beat out the rhythm to new records at
the first social event of the year, the Ice-
breaker Dance. The student body bore the
expenses of this dance and provided all
the students from the eager-beaver sev-
enth graders up to the old-time seniors
with big, juicy slices of luscious water-
But then, who can eat seven hundred
pounds of watermelon in one evening? So
the following day the more energetic stu-
dents braved the treacherous rocks and
sand to climb to the high top of the hills
back of the school fsee cut at lefty With
buckets of whitewash they proceeded to
brighten up the ever-faithful "T" which
stands for the true spirit of Tornadoes.The
ardent students and the teachers who were
still young enough to make it were re-
warded on their return with ice-cold
watermelon while they stood back and
admired the shining HTH.
Everyone's busily whitening the "T" except Judy McKean Ruly Quezada thinks he rates
who has petered out on the job.
his piece and Bev Compton's too
Everyone stands to clap to the rhythm of
the band and the songleaders' pom-poms.
Without Ruth's and Dorothy's vigorous per-
formances much enthusiasm for the band's
pep tunes would be lost.
Most of the pep and spirit of our athletic
events was centered on our cheerleaders
and songleaders. This was only the second
year in our school that we have had song-
leaders, but the cheerleaders have been a
regular tradition for many years.
Leading the songs to the music of our
high school band were Dorothy Rhodes,
Ruth Lopez, and Nola Mund. Nola left,
however, at the end of football season, and
the other two girls carried on without her.
During one assembly Nola, without re-
hearsal, beat out the rhythm to "Dragnet"
The three girls cut out and made their own
outfits and pom-poms, under the guidance
of Mrs. Noel.
The three cheerleaders-Beverly Comp-
ton, Jolene Swearingen, and Dolores Por-
tillo--led crowded bleachers of rooters in
well known school cheers throughout the
football and basketball seasons.
We mustn't forget our "substitute" cheer-
Dolores Portillo Ruth Lopez
Open mouths signify the vehemence of the
yelling as the junior high cheerleaders jump
for the ceiling. Senior High Cheerleader Dolores
seems to be showing Renee, Linda, and Sandy
a few tricks.
leaders who practiced awfully hard to lead
yells at the rally before Homecomingg Ron-
nie Baxter did a fine job impersonating
Bev, while Frank Picon and Ruly Quezada
took Dolores' and .Iolene's places. The boys
even squeezed into some old uniforms for
Also playing an important part during
basketball season were the junior high
cheerleaders, who led yells at all C games
and, on occasion, for the heavyweight
team. The girls, who are required to be
ninth graders or under, were Linda Sayre,
Sandra Mosman, and Renee Garton.
The songleaders were selected by the
student council, but the cheerleaders'
names were put on the ballot and elected
along with other student body officers.
On the football trip to Bishop these girls
were treated to dinner by the student body
along with the others who worked so hard
to make a good show for our school.
D0l'0fl'ly Rhodes Renee Garton
"T-T-TRO-Clap-Clap-Clap-Clap-Clap" is beat
out by Cheerleaders Dolores and Jolene. Bev
Compton Knot shown in the pictureh led the
senior high cheerleaders with three years' ex-
perience to their one.
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Queen for a weekend! Elected by the
football squad, Ada Rae Wellbaum, a
senior, became the eighth Homecoming
Queen. The revelation was made at the
rally when Ada entered last carrying a
bouquet of roses. Ada reigned supreme at
the rally, in the parade, and during the
As a junior she was a princess, and since
her freshman year, a candidate. This year
after three years in the ranks, Ada gradu-
ated to head majorette.
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Homecoming! To Trona High students this
means greeting the old grads, toasting on one
side and freezing on the other while watching
the bonfire, or shouting yourself hoarse in
the car parade. This 12th Homecoming mea-
sured up to all those preceding and in some
respects even surpassed them.
Friday Started It
Raul Quezada, Ronnie Baxter, and Frank
Picon mimicked the cheerleaders in a light-
hearted assembly engineered by the C. S. F.
to begin the weekend. In the evening after a
beeping, screeching car parade which in-
cluded a traveling band, approximately 850
people crammed the aud for the rally. As
usual, Earl Knowles, M. C., enjoyed sharing
the stage with these lovely girls - Queen
Ada Rae Wellbaum, Princesses Shari McKean
and Marian Reece, and Attendants Diane
Cassel, Phyllis Oswald, Edna Hudson, Jay-
deen Burke, Dorothy Goodman, Roberta Wil-
son, and Mary Ellen Still. The team climbed
out of their uniforms long enough to be intro-
duced. Tommy Burke, QB Club president and
guest speaker, cautioned the boys to fight
but fight fair.
Up in Smoke
Next there was a general exodus to watch
the newly elected co-captains, Wesley Plam-
beck and Ronnie Baxter fsee cutj, ignite the
bonfire. Simultaneously the "T" was outlined
in flames as the seventh and eighth grade
boys lit the torches.
Led by our majorettes and their energetic
mascot, Kathy Skibinski Csee cutj, the float
parade began promptly at noon. Mirroring
the town's reaction to the game, the QB Club
float showed a Tornado roaring through the
Needles team and leaving them prostrate.
Win Streak Renewed
A fitting climax to the weekend was the
32-6 trouncing Trona gave Needles to renew
our winning streak in Homecoming games.
No hard feelings, however, were brought
to the dinner for the two teams, the coaches,
and their dates.
The dance afterwards was packed with
students and alumni. Students thronged
around Art Large of Needles as he, with
Ronnie Baxter on the drums, beat out "I
Don't Know." Blues numbers by Art fsee
cutj continued to hold everyone spellbound.
Pretty profitable, wasn't it?" comments Mr.
Davis on the sale of Homecoming programs to
Vice President Pat, President Barbie, and Sec-
retary Sydney The C.S.F. got the profits in re-
turn for selling tickets at games.
The California Scholarship Fed-
eration is made up of the more stu-
dious persons in the ninth grade
and above. The aim of this group
is to stimulate scholastic achieve-
ments and to recognize students
who have excelled in scholarship
and extra-curricular activities.
To be eligible for this club, a
person must earn a total of ten
points in one semester. Each "AH
counts three points and each "B"
counts as one. At least eight points
are based on grades alone. You may
have up to two points in extra-cur-
ricular activities. Life member-
ships are given for membership
during four out of the last six sem-
esters in high school.
The members of the group
Ah! Ha! C.S.F. Ticket Sellers Evelyn Cun
ningham and Judy Klein have fellow member
Judy Bueltmann where they want her now
They have the stamper. With QB Club mem
bers the girls covered the football games too
skipped one day of school as a re-
ward for their hard work. It was
an educational excursion as well as
a short vacation for the students
and their sponsor, Mr. Davis. C.S.F.
girls were very active during the
year when they took charge of col-
lecting tickets for all home athletic
games. Pat Clampitt was in charge
of this big job.
The officers for the year were
Barbie Kraut, presidentg Pat Fin-
nelly, vice-presidentg S y d n e y
Smith, secretaryg and Orrene Slaf-
ter and Phyllis Oswald, treasurers.
Phyllis Oswald and Mary Knowles
helped Pat Finnelly on the mem-
bership committee to check new
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An active group this year at school
was the Geology Club. These rock-
hounds took field trips, made experi-
ments, and broadened their know-
ledge of the history of our com-
Under the direction of Mr. Geor-
geou some boys and a few girls visit-
ed the nearby mines to gather sam-
ples and also took a three day trip
outside of school. They left March 5
and camped near Darwin Falls and
Is Lois Pratt laughing
at Jim Dillon's face or his
ily posing Bobby Jones,
and puzzled Buddy Rich
expressing their wonder-
ment at the idea of ev-
eryone else's working
with success. The class is
pouring acid in their
specimens to see if they
have lead or an intruder.
Darwin Wash, visiting old mines.
They went through Darwin and up to
Keeler, staying there the second night
and came back through Death Valley.
Back in the lab, the students made
different kinds of tests to determine
the type of mineral they had. They
also studied the complete history of
the earth and evolution, and each
student gave a lecture on a certain
section of the earth.
tion on each item
Right now rocks and
. minerals are the big in
terest in Ted's life Look
at that intent expression'
Georgeou taught rock
identification by forma
tion and by experimenta
tion. He exhibited his
private collection to the
class and gave informa
Flipping their skirts in time to the music, the majorettes - Pat Hagar, Judy
Klein, Shari McKean, Lorrie Mont-Eton, Barbara Rhodes, and Judy Bueltmann -
are shown how by mascot Kathy Skibinski. Dorothy Marshall is acting as head
majorette while Queen Ada reigns at Homecoming.
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Without the band and majorettes much of the sparkle of
our games, parades, and assemblies would be lost.
The band does not always serve as a complement though.
On their own they presented two concerts - one featuring
solos and ensembles and one the whole concert band. The
13th of March saw them at Barstow attending the Southern
California District Festival where they gave a fine per-
Again the marching band journeyed to the Lone Pine
Stampede accompanied by the quick-stepping majorettes
- Ada Wellbaum, Shari McKean, Phyllis Oswald, Evelyn
Cunningham, Judy Klein, Dorothy Marshall, Lorrie Mont-
Eton, Pat Hagar, Judy Bueltmann, and Barbara Rhodes.
Was the distance from downtown Bishop to the school that long, girls? The
student council felt the trip to Bishop and the free meal for the band and majorettes
was their just due after numerous parades, half-time performances, and "Dragnets"
A writhing Tornado is formed as the players led by Co-captains Ronnie Baxter
and Wes Plambeck trot through the band before the Homecoming game. Inaugurated
this year, the stunt features the Tornado fight song as the team weaves through the
"T" formed by band members.
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They appeared at Bishop before the football game and at Q
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At home don't forget their excellent performances at E ' W
half time and during the football games. Advertising these X L H
games took them downtown many Friday afternoons at five. '5'l,.fX'4 '
The junior high band came up with some excellent HW . 1
numbers at the basketball games, which they faithfully at-
tended. They had their chance to show off when they
traveled to Ridgecrest to perform.
Much of the credit for our fine band must go to Mr.
Coy, besides his junior and senior bands and classes for
advanced students, he is instructing in the grammar school.
The concert band of 1954. Bottom row: 0. Slafter, E. Cunningham, M. Wheeler, B. ly
Bernhardi, J. Schultz, A. Bell, C. Beil. Second row: J. Carrasco, R. Rascoe, V. Hall,
G. Stevens, A. Hagar, M. Still, D. Marshall, Mr. Coy. Third row: K. Pratt, D. John, f'
L. Bell, S. Parmelee, M. Knowles, P. Hagar, L. Ford. Top row: D.Pillott, S. Smith '
J. Compton, D. Roadruck, E. Bueltmann, R.- Hackman, T. Barrick, D. Samuels.
It's kind of windy up here. Everyone is trooping along the path to the entrance
of Griffith Park Observatory. Bonita Mix, B. Lee Hevener, Janet Terral, Ruth
Lopez, Pat Gooding, Barbara Knight, and Eric Chandler are way out in front in
the race for shelter.
About 8791 of the seniors threw off the
shackles and headed for Los Angeles on
their Ditch Day, December 4 and 5.
Four was the unheard of hour set for
departure. Mr. Georgeou, Mrs. Baier, and
Mr. McCauley, the bus driver, had to "rise
and shine" with the rest of the gang.
After they hit their destination, The Bilt-
more Hotel, and registered, they trooped
down to Clifton's for lunch. And for once
everyone was satisfied-they saw before
After finding the observatory closed,
they explored the Griffith Park Zoo from
monkeys to alligators. The lion gave a
noble exhibition of his roaring powers and,
boys ignore all.
To leave or not to
leave was the question
Saturday noon when
half the class still
wasn't there. Here the
girls are smiling for
the birdie while the
The question is, "Who should be in the
cages?" Jerrell, Eddie, Jim, and Mrs.
Baier, are the only ones enough interested
in the animals to ignore the picture. Ken-
ny, Orrene, Tommy, John, Jinx, Darlene,
Earl, and Lou Ann make like the monkeys
and bears showing off for their fans.
incidentally, of his bad breath.
Everyone had a rest, cleaned up, and
yakkity-yakked until dinner at Mike Ly-
man's. Lobster in the shell, shrimp, prime
roast, and frog legs were the big features
of the menu. The Robe at the Downtown
Los Angeles Theater was appreciated by
the seniors who then found it difficult to
settle down to mundane sleep.
Late as it was when they hit the sack,
most were up early to join the Christmas
crowds in rushing from store to store.
There were lots of stragglers when the
time came to hop the bus for Olvera Street.
On arriving, the mob split up and invaded
candle-making, glass-blowing, and news-
paper printing shops, curio stands, and
outside cafes. The tangy tacos, tamales, and
enchiladas were a treat to those who sel-
dom taste real Mexican food.
Before heading for home, the kids
stopped at Chinatown. But, since money
was now practically non-existent, the visit
was purely sightseeing. Everyone managed
to squeeze out enough for a spaghetti din-
ner before taking the last lap.
They landed in Trona about 11, exhaust-
ed but happy after two glorious days in
the big city.
Chinatown was bombarded after Olvera Street Sat-
urday afternoon. Jim's looking for something more to
explore, and Kenny and Nixon are just looking at the
Earl's amusing Lou Ann and Darlene as Jim gives
a fishy stare. Behind hard-working Eric, Mr. Georg-
eou's comforting John, who doesn't want to leave.
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The angelic faces of the speaking
chorus are peering down from the steps
built by the shop class. The tableau
frames were also done by the shop
While the vocal chorus sang "Away in the Manger,"
the three shepherds - Durwood Sigrest, Carl Hall, and
Billy Tansley - came to worship the Babe. Mary
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Christmas spirit pervaded the school
with the approach of the eagerly awaited
vacation. Both the powerful Christmas
assembly, enacting the Nativity, and the
formal Christmas Ball expressed the vari-
able moods of the season.
Silver Bells shone down on the couples
as they vied for the spot beneath the
mistletoe. After the stiffness wore off, the
girls shed their heels to do justice to the
cool music of the Keynotes. The money for
the Ball, earned at the football concession,
was put to good use under the direction of
Clova Compton and her assistant, Judy
mas songs, by Mr. Coy and the band began
the inspiring Christmas assembly. The
story of the birth of Jesus according to St.
Matthew and St.gMark waslchanted by .the
speaking chorus, Miss Bright's eighth
grade. While Mr. Arnold's vocal chorus
with solo parts taken by Shirley Barbee,
Mrs. Baier, Evelyn Duke, and Alicia Hagar,
rendered appropriate carols, scenes from
the Nativity were spotlighted. Taking part
in the tableaux were Linda Terror as Mary,
Gary Olinger as Joseph, various members
of Mr. Barnes' class as shepherds and
angels, and Don Samuels, David Pillott,
and Lyman Gilliland as the singing Kings.
t'Noel," a magnificent blending of Christ- . I
Larry Burke is more interested in the pretty Belle of the Ball, Phyllis Oswald, than
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The dancers must be hungry! These eighth and ninth grade girls are certainly
scrambling to get the food to them. The refreshments were cakes decorated with
"Silver Bells" made by the sophomore girls and fruit punch prepared by a few of
To carry out the theme of the Ball, the Cunning-
ham sisters, Evelyn and Pat, harmonized on "Silver
Bells". Leora Lizer accompanied the sisters on the
Ernesto Dominguez really has his mind on
dancing with Barbara Rhodes. He is so in-
fatuated with jitterbugging to Pug Pilcher's
music that he's ignoring the mistletoe!
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Jeff Peeden is waiting for
the right moment to get a
good action shot.
Take the concerted efforts of 32 students and two
advisors over an eight-month period and the result
is the 100-page annual you are now reading. Mr. Fagin's
photography class spent long hours covering events and
processing the pictures while the Telescope editorial
staff spent several afternoons laying out pages and
Richard Gonzalez and Jeff Peeden did a good deal
of the photographic work, as did Al Gonzalez, Ernie
Kraut, Bill Rich, and Zane Little. Checking in at the
semester were Jim Farrah, Al Adams, Bill Currey, and
LeRoy Reece. The boys themselves did most of the
developing and handled the cameras and other equip-
For this year's annual the staff used a new process,
the offset method. This way the staff had greater free-
dom in laying out the pages, and they could use more
pictures. The pictures could be set at different angles
and in different shapes to make the pages have more
Heading the staff this year was Barbara Garcia as
editor of the book. She spent many long hours trying
to set everyone else wise to what they were doing when
she was just catching on herself. There were sub-editors
for each separate sectiong Dorothy Marshall did the
introductory section, assisted by Pat Hagarg working
on the classes was Virginia Hall, who also wrote some
of the copy. Ruth Lopez worked out the section on
school lifeg helping her was Carolyn Bell, who also
wrote a lot of copyg Nancy Read had the clubs and
organizations with Lois McGill helping. Don Samuels
and Chris Petersen worked out the sports and wrote
Well-PIBRSCG with the results of their "How 'bout that! I feel like a convict," says LeRoy to
SIHDDIDZ. the Ph0t0gl'3PhY Club, and Bill Jimmy Farrah, Richard Gonzalez, Alfonso Gonzalez and
Rich in Particular, Consented to pose. Bill Currey while they prepare to "shoot" him.
Mr. Herkennoff rates otsqlf attention from Business Manager Helen's literally balancing
Edlt0l' .33-'bark' who E305 pages for a sec- the books. Down-on-her-haunches Knowles
tion editor, and Litpiary itor Pat, who awaits scorns a chair to type a pleading letter for more
hvmount ol copy. ' Q advertising revenue
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their bwn copyg helping were Bruce Bernhardi and
ljia l'Quezada. Raul was also the circulation manager
an had charge of the benefit basketball game.
Working on the snapshot section were Gale Stal-
naker, Frankie Jones, and Bev Compton. Frankie and
Bev also did a good deal of typing. Helen Fair, business
manager, took care of all the money, made sure there
were enough ads and sales, and also did a lot of typing.
Mary Knowles was the ad manager-making contacts,
selling ads, and laying out her section. Doing the bulk
of the copy writing was Pat Finnelly, literary editor.
She was encouraged and boosted by Bob Rascoe, who
also helped in selling the books.
Doing the art work on the annual were Lois Pratt,
Nadeen Schofield, and Pat Clampitt. Lois drew the
social calendar and the cover, Nadeen did all the
divider sheets and the title page, and Pat did the end
Each staff member and all the photographers worked
hard and worked together to make this annual a suc-
cess, assisted by Mr. Fagin and Mr. Herkenhoff, who
provided the help and guidance needed.
Ruly circulation manager briefs a few of his
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Pat's voicing an opinion to Lois
on their latest artistic attempt
while Nadeen decides.
' - The section editors congregate to pick the best
glllgellt. S3lCSm6ll. These busy DCODIC helped pictures and make up imaginative layouts. Cram-
e Vanous SQ011011 efmorsf business managers' ming various sized pictures on one page is no
editor. and writers. joke.
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After two weeks of la-
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S200 our Snack Shack was
ready for use. William
Manes, Charles Shamel,
and "Slim" Roberson have
nearly completed the job.
How can you find out what the students
of Trona Junior-Senior High think? Listen
to them as they wait patiently for the bus,
bounce to and from school, or gather
around the Snack Shack to try to fill the
bottomless pit. Then you'll be close to the
All six grades congregate around the
Snack Shack so they're near the source of
food as they swap the latest. On Nov. 6
this addition to our school, constructed by
the custodians, went into operation. With
the dough from ice cream sales the juniors
put on the Prom, and with soup, candy,
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potato chips, fritos, corn nuts, and peanut
sales the seniors paid for part of the Ditch
Day, a present for the school, and gradua-
60 per cent of the students stumbled
from the bus every morning half asleep
and muttering answers for that test today.
Guided by Bus Drivers Mrs. Teal, Mrs.
Pesek, and Mrs. Oswald, three buses pulled
up each morning packed to the limit. The
remaining 40 per cent came streaming
along the streets or putting along in old
This shot proves girls
aren't the only "yakkers."
Several groups of boys are
having serious discussions
while others, proclaiming
to be "starved," crowd
around the window.
Prizewinners Carol Lee, cutest sockg
Larry Brooks, king: Judy Bueltmann,
queen: Vernon Lewis, biggest foot: Pat
Hagar, smallest foot.
Here one couple dance shoeless while
others at the junior high Sok Hop are just
sitting and gabbing.
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There are three kinds of dances put
on at school during the year. One
kind is put on by the social chairman
and is backed by student body funds,
like the Ice Breaker. The Prom and
the Christmas Ball are two dances put
on by classes and paid for out of the
class' own funds. Then there is the
third kind, where the organization
puts on the dance and the student
body pays the expenses.
The Sok Hop was of the third type.
Sponsored by Mrs. Noel and Mr. Mer-
rill, the freshman class put on this
dance, using student body funds.
Students danced to recorded music
and had refreshments of cup-cakes
and Pepsi-Cola. Prizes were given for
the biggest foot, the smallest foot, and
a king and queen were chosen by a
The junior high had their Sok Hop
on a different night, and it was put on
by their own social chairman. They
served sherbet floats and cookies and
also danced to records. Following the
refreshments, prizes were presented
for the largest and smallest foot.
These four pair of feet
belong to senior high
girls. These are just a few
of the clever ideas the
students had in compet-
ing for the prizes.
S t u d e n t s celebrated Valentine's
Day this year with two dances: one
for the junior high, and a week later
the SeI1lOI' high held thelI'S. B0'Ch were Here junior high girls are showing off
paid for out Of the student body treas- their socks while a couple of boys get into
ury, but the G.A.A. planned and dec- f-he act-
orated for the senior high dance,
while the junior high gave their own.
The seventh and eighth graders i
decorated on a Friday night after a
basketball game for the dance the
following evening. They served
doughnuts and root-beer floats and
danced to records furnished by the
The next week the G.A.A. decorat-
ed after school for the Saturday night
dance. Miss Anderson, Mrs. Noel, Mr.
Arnold, and Mr. Merrill sponsored
the dance with Mr. Merrill furnishing
the recorded music.
Evelyn and Pat Cunningham, Helen
Fair, and Chucky Beil sang 'tHeart
of My Heart" as the entertaining
feature after cake and punch were
To finish out the year, the C.S.F.
put on the Spring Dance, and the
G.A.A. and V.C. put on the Sadie
Senior high students and a few alumni
are dancing 'neath the G.A.A.'s decora-
tions for the Valentine's Dance.
Lyman Gilliland is
amused at Nancy Read
for getting so tickled over
having her picture taken.
dances with Mike Rho-
den, who is a little cam-
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Serious business, this learning to be a secretary. Just look at the faces of Barbara
Knight, Rita Skidmore, Ann Davenport, and Lois Pratt receiving instructions from high
school secretary, Mrs. Stark, who gives a lot of her time teaching the girls how to
run an office.
Girls taking business courses have a
good opportunity to practice and get good
experience before they leave high school.
They apply what they learn in their busi-
ness classes while they work in the central
and high school offices. These girls help
out and at the same time help themselves.
Some of the girls work under the super-
vision of Mrs. Wheeler and Miss Christy
in the central office. They work the cal-
culating and adding machines, answer the
telephones occasionally, fill out and type
purchase orders and requisitions, do a lot
of filing, run errands, and take messages
Others, who work with Mrs. Stark in the
high school office, pick up roll sheets,
take out the bulletins, sort mail, fix at-
tendance records, fill out blue cards and
tardy slips for those many absentees and
late comers, type roll sheets, run off tests
and other data on the mimeograph ma-
chine, run errands, and help the new stu-
They're off! The speed tests will help the sec-
ond year typing class in the business world.
dents find their lockers and rooms.
All girls who take office practice must
be at least of sophomore standing and must
be enrolled in a business course. Also they
must have had at least one year of typing.
Most of the girls, however, are juniors and
seniors as they are preferred by their sup-
This is a regular class and the girls must
be graded. Mr. Eaton, the business teacher,
gives each girl a paper which they take
to their supervisor, who in turn grades
the paper and turns it back. Each girl is
graded on the quantity and quality of
work she does as well as how she coopera-
ates with her employer and co-workers.
Regularity of attendance is also figured in.
Besides office practice, students major-
ing in business may take two years each
of typing, shorthand, and bookkeeping, and
also a class in business English and general
More than 80 words a minute is the goal of the
first year shorthand class.
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The subtle workings of the adding machine
produce various reactions in Frances Jones,
Shirley Barbee. Cheree Terror, and Diane Cassel,
who work in the central office. Mrs. Wheeler is
demonstrating the mechanics.
Two of the most time-consuming and tedious chores
are typing and collecting roll sheets. Ann Davenport
takes care of the typing end while Barbara Pease zips
in and out of classes collecting.
Every period someone has to pick up the roll sheets
as they do such minor tasks as read special bulletins,
bring faculty information, and just transfer messages.
Office practice girls save time and effort for stu-
dents, teachers, and visitors alike and at the same
time gain valuable experience.
The how's and why's of the filing system are ex-
plained by Mrs. Stark to office practice girls-Darlene
Bell, Ruth Lopez, Bev Compton, Orrene Slafter, and
Jo Rita Donham. After the explanation comes practice
on the job.
Mr. Arnold leads the fourth period chorus in a song. Left to right are Shirley Barbee,
Sydney Smith, Harold Pierce, Alicia Hagar, Kenny Cassel, Arlene Bell, Don Roadruck,
Carol Lee, and Lyman Gilliland.
Education has come a long way since the
horse-and-buggy days when you only went
to school to learn readin', writin', and 'rith-
metic. Now schools provide an outlet for
other talents through the art, shop, music,
and homemaking classes. These classes are
also vocational and a preparation for future
A new addition this year was the vocal
music class directed by Mr. Arnold. In this
class students trained their voices. Open
to students from the ninth through the
twelfth grades, the class presenteda beauti-
ful Christmas program for the school.
Also along the music line were the in-
strumental classes taught by Mr. Coy. They
These eighth grade boys are sanding
and filing their knick-knack shelves in
were open to any students in high school.
There was a marching band, which was
seen on the football field and uptown, and
a concert band which played in some of
the assemblies and put on the annual
For the boys in school there are several
different industrial arts classes offered.
They can take shop when they are in the
seventh and eighth grades. It is a general
class where they start learning the funda-
mentals and how to handle tools. From the
ninth through the twelfth grades, the boys
may take mechanical drawing, wood shop,
and metal shop, where they have a chance
The seventh grade boys in the front are working in
clay while the girls are tooling leather.
Here Mr. Coy's first period band class is tuning up for the music festival at Barstow.
After many years they are finally able to meet in a regular class instead of activity
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to work on automobiles and fix up their
Shop is not offered to girls, so from the
eighth grade up, girls may take homemak-
ing under the direction of Mrs. Noel. They
learn cooking from biscuits to complete
meals, and they eat what they cook, too!
Girls also learn the most important prin-
ciples of sewing, and they make anything
they wish from simple aprons to suits and
dresses. It is a good chance to complete
When the girls are juniors and seniors,
they may take a course in family relations.
This class is very important to those who
The eighth grade homemaking class is busy
wish to learn how to make their future
homes good homes. Another class that is
quite helpful to the girls is child care. They
learn first aid in the home and how to take
good care of children and babies.
If you like to doodle, there is a class for
that too! Miss Svoboda and her art class-
es moved to one of the rooms in the new
wing this year. Many talented students
have taken advantage of the scenic view,
and put their ideas on paper with paints
and pencils. The classes range from the
beginners' to the advanced classes, from
sketching to such crafts as leather tooling
and clay work.
needles and sewing skirts, pausing briefly to
Two unidentified aides help Donna
I-levener, Shirley Reeder, and Lynette
Blackmun cook up something.
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Ad Adams KI-loratioj and Barbara Hevener f0sricJ look over the corpses
of Barbara Garcia fLaertesD and Virginia Hall iliamletb who died of
wounds from the poisoned swords. It looks like Lois Pratt CClaudiusD and
Shari McKean fGertrudeb drank too much from the wine bottle.
Bob Rascoe is fascin-
ated by the slide speci-
men he is looking at
through the microscope
in biology. Bobby Jones
and George Sherman
must be trying to look
through the holes in
Aside from the social and athletic events
in school, students somehow squeezed in
some time for studying academic subjects.
Besides vocational subjects - industrial
arts, homemaking, and business courses-
there was a solid core of college prepara-
tory courses for those who wanted to con-
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tinuc their education.
A required subject is English, so, making
the best of it, the older students hammcd
up their dramatizations of Hamlet or
dreamt up Weird subjects for comp. The
History must be an entertaining subject to look Showing off their models are Eric Chandler, Don
at Larry Burke, who probably just pulled another Samuels, Lynn Bell, Jerrell Glenn, Scot Wallace,
fast one. Mr. Ferman doesn't think it so funny. and Chris Petersen. Mr. Merrill grins for the camera
Could he be looking at his grade book? while he holds his "iron rod" in his hand.
drowsy - .. .
Drawing blueprints is a rough job. Vernon Lewis looks to Mr. Georgeou, shop and
geology instructor, for a few pointers. Gilbert Gonzalez, John Vess, Al Gonzalez fhalf-
hiddenj, Manuel Picon, and Jim Dillon industriously draw or just think. These boys
are part of the advanced mechanical drawing class who came up with some very
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9th and 10th graders sweated out the
mechanics of English grammar, preparing
themselves for these joys.
To satisfy their eager curiosity, many
students experimented with chemicals and
tubes or by cutting up frogs and worms
during the more advanced sciences.
The strain of trigonometry and the mys-
teries of solid geometry were tasty fare
for the potential engineers.
Four years of Spanish are offered, but
only two years are required for college.
The eager-beavers who took the advanced
Isn't Jimmy Hambright a fierce-looking ghost!
Ted Murrin 1BernardoD, Arrlos Howell flloratiol,
and Gary Casey lMarcellusJ spring away in fright
during the Lit dramatization of the opening scene
class are sometimes rewarded, such as the
eventful trip this year to Mexico where
they stayed at the ranch of Ruly Quezada's
Then students must learn what hap-
pened long ago-'way back in history: how
our country originated and was developed.
And in Civics Mr. Ferman taught how the
government is run, about the different
departments and houses, and the repre-
sentation of the people. For those who
couldn't find Washington, D. C. on the
map, THS offered a course in geography.
What is it? 7th grade natural science students
Roy Carter, Jimmy Clarkson, Walter Gebhart, and
Van Darnell-rub a glass rod with a piece of rabbit
fur. The static electricity worked the ping pong ball
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An established custom for re
cognition of the senior class eacl
year is "Senior Hat Day." Las
year it was varied with a Hobr
Hat Day, so again the senior
turned up at school looking as i
they'd just finished a pot of mulli
gan stew. The class used thei
ingenuity to come up with soml
really frantic creations. This yea.
many of the hats were adornec
with trinkets and gadgets acquirec
from the raid on Olvera Stree
during the ditch day. To go Witl
this idea, the girls wore "enor
mous" earrings for the occasion.
There seemed to be some ques
tion about who "wore the pants ii
the family" when the girls arrivel
in slacks and pedal pushers. Bu
the administration got everythini
back to normal CU. After that littl'
episode the enthusiasm droppel
way down, particularly since al
the boys didn't participate to begii
with. Still it was a day to remem
Well, here I am! The senior sec-
tion preens and displays their '
"cool" hats during assembly. Won-
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start the ball rolling for an annual
senior play. Their presentation of
Nlo More Homework proved what a
good class can do. The seniors hope
.hat future classes will take the
mint and make this a tradition. Be-
:ides being a splendid way to raise
noney, it's fun for everyone.
The nineteen players were di-
'ected by Miss Bright, who had the
ro-operation of class sponsors, Mrs.
Baier and Mr. Georgeou. The un-
lerclassmen got into the act as ush-
'rs and extras, Mr. Barnes, Miss
Svoboda, and Mr. Shamel also as-
The action of the play was in the
fffice of a small town high school.
Vhen the principal was called out
if town, and the vice-principal
long with the secretary became
ll, the student council took over.
xfter a crazy, mixed up, but suc-
essful day the principal declared,
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zealous rooters still echo in the air. Loyal Y Wig- it,
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ment and enthusiasm inspired by our
greatest eleven-man football season . . .
the wild excitement at the fast moving
basketball games . . . racers screeching
down the track as if jet-propelled . . . the
high hopes of yet another league baseball
championship . . . the choice initiations of
the G.A.A. and V.C .... the happy-go-lucky
games, folk dances, and tennis matches
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Trona Tornadoes. Bottom row, left to right: Frank Picon, David Roadruck, Deril Schmitt, Dickie
John, Stan Filler, Kim Wallace, Roy Hackman, Managers George Sherman and Jack Russell. Second
row: Eddie Walsh, Ernesto Dominguez, Allen Hartley, Gerald Butler, Jerry Meehan, Scot Wallace, Al
Adams, Manuel Picon, Joel Stevens, Manager Jon Schultz. Third row: Coach Dick Wilkinson, Ronnie
Baxter, Larry Burke, Raul Quezada, Jerrell Glenn, Lyman Gilliland, Don Roadruck, Chris Petersen,
Coaches Joe Hunter and Dick Rasines. Tow Row: Bob Rascoe, Jim Dillon, Bob Keyser, Wes Plambeck,
Gene Myers, Richard Orr, Don Brooks, Lynn Bell, Bruce Bernhardi. Not pictured, Coach Don Davis.
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Something new has been added! Due to
the hard work of the Quarterback Club,
Griffith Field was equipped with lights,
making it possible to have night football
games. Record crowds, averaging 750 per-
sons per game, attended throughout the
The season got off to a good start with
Trona defeating Twin Pines. Staunch de-
fenses by the two lines held the game
scoreless through the third quarter. Final
score, after a fourth quarter touchdown:
Trona 6, Twin Pines 0.
The next week saw the Tornadoes trav-
eling 230 miles to Carpinteria. This was
expected to be one of the tougher games
of the season, and it was. The Tornadoes
were outweighed but not outplayed-both
teams playing hard till the final gun. No
breaks for Trona that night, with more
than our share of fumbles and injuries.
Final score: Carpinteria 26, Trona 0. At the
end of the season Carpinteria had won first
place in their league.
The first league game found us hosting
unbeaten Victor Valley. What a game!
iop len: Largest football team in the history of Trona High School warms up on Griffith Field prior
to the Homecoming game with Needles.
Top right: What goes on here? Looks like Bishop's quarterback is getting away from Wallace Butler
:nd Brooks. The Tornadoes had a large following at this game even though it was a 168-mile trip froni
Bottom left: Scatback Kim Wallace is brought down by three Needles Mustangs while Petersen tries
to assist him in making yardage.
Bottom right: What faces! Quezada breaks away from Needles on a outback, heading for the end zone.
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There were 800 spectators cheering the
Tornadoes to a victory of 31-19. Receiving
the opening kickoff on their own 32 yard
line, Trona went all the Way in 8 plays for
the first tally. The entire game was played
at that tempo. The visiting Jackrabbits ap-
peared stunned. Apparenly they had taken
too seriously those wonderful write-ups in
the San Bernandino Sun.
The night game with Mojave was played
at Edwards Air Force Base. This was their
first year in the Desert-Inyo League. The
rooters who were lucky enough to find
the field saw the Tornadoes win 34-14.
Tehachapi came to Trona for our third
annual "Dad's Day" game. The half found
the score 20-0, Trona's favor, but the War-
riors came back fighting, and the final
score was Trona 20, Tehachapi 19.
We played Barstow. Score: 50-6. Barstow
The next week Trona played at Lone
Pine. Lone Pine was apparently fired up
and determined to redeem themselves
after a loss the week before. The Torna-
does were overconfident. At the end of the
third quarter Trona was trailing 12-13.
Then they began to play ball, things began
to click, and the Tornadoes racked up 19
points in the fourth quarter to win 31-13.
A 168-mile trip to Bishop ended in a
much disputed game, with Bishop winning
34-20. A complaint was filed before the
game began because their referees were
not qualified. During the half the Bishop
coach gave the Trona coach a copy of our
plays which one of our local "fans" had
Trona turned the tables on Burroughs
by ruining their Homecoming weekend
and evened the score from the year before
when they ruined ours by defeating us in
the last few minutes of play. The half time
saw the Tornadoes in a 12-0 lead. During
the fourth quarter Burroughs took the
lead by scoring 14 points. Since time was
running out, it looked like a victory was
in the bag for them. A well-timed long pass
by the Tornadoes sailed right through the
arms of two Burroughs players and spoiled
Raul Quezada breaks away for a. touchdown against Needles as Chris Petersen
and Manuel Picon clear the way. The final score of the game was 32-6, Trona's
favor. This is the third year in a row that the Tornadoes have beaten the Mus-
tangs-twice on our field and once on their home grounds.
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what had been a highly enjoyable Home-
coming day for the Burroughs rooters:
Score: 18-14, Trona's favor.
The Trona Tornadoes sent a Homecom-
ing crowd away happy Saturday afternoon
when they scored an impressive 32-6 over
the Needles Mustangs. At the half the
Tornadoes were ahead 18-0. The third
quarter was scoreless for both sides, but
the fourth quarter saw 6 points for Needles
and 14 for Trona. The Tornadoes are out to
set a new record for Homecoming games,
and this is No. 1 in the new series. The Tor-
nadoes previously had won ten Homecom-
ing games in a row before they lost last
This has been the best and largest elev-
en-man football team in the history of
Trona High, with an average of 33 suiting
up for each game. Never before in Trona
has there been such a large team nor such
a large coaching staff. Head Coach Joe
Hunter was assisted by Dick Wilkinson,
Dick Rasines, and Don Davis. The single
wing and split T formation were used to
Trona had 7 wins and 3 losses in the en-
tire season, and 4 wins and 2 losses in
league competition. This gave us a three-
way tie for second place in the Desert-lnyo
League with Victor Valley and Bishop.
Barstow won first place.
Ruly Quezada made the All Desert-lnyo
eleven backfield. On the second All Desert-
Inyo team were Chris Petersen, guard, and
Eddie Walsh, tackle, Larry Burke, guard,
BOB KEYSER DON BROOKS
Bruce Bernhardi gets away from Wes Raul Quezada cuts back through the line but finds a wall
Plambeck and picks up a blocker during the of Needles players ready to stop him. Scot Wallace apparently
football clinic at the start of the season. just brushed his man and is going on down field to get
Trona's and Burroughs' teams were scram- someone else.
bled together for the scrimmage that cli-
maxed the clinic.
received honorable mention.
This year a football clinic was held at
Trona for the benefit of the spectators of
the two desert communities. The Bur-
roughs and Trona squads participated in
demonstrating the new rules and forma-
tions. This was followed by a short scrim-
mage, with both Burroughs and Trona
players on each team. This was educational
as well as creating a feeling of good sports-
manship between the two schools. Picture
of the clinic is shown at the top of the
The squad is losing 11 seniors. Their
pictures should all be at the bottom of the
page, but since seniors are very busy, only
six found time to oblige the photographer.
Yards gained running ......., 2120 ............
Yards lost running ..........., 238 .....,..,... 255
Net yards running ....,..,...... 1882 ...,........ 1573
Yards gained passing .......... 597 .,.,.,....,. 721
Total yards gained .............. 2479 ............ 2294
Number of punts ...,............ 33 ............ 37
Punt average .....,......,.. ....,. 3 9.4 ............ 30.9
Kickoff average .................. 39.6 ............ 46.8
Number of penalties .....,.... 36 ............ 48
Yards lost from penalties.. 265 .....,...... 385
First downs .....,...................... 100 ..........,. 100
Passes completed ...........,.... 37 ............ 64
Incomplete passes ,.........,..... 45 ......,.,... 65
Intercepted passes ...,.,..,..,,. 10 ............ 11
Fumbles ....................... ...... 2 5 ............ 23
Season's points ........ ..... 1 98 .....,...... 195
in the letters, G.A.A. The
organization met weekly, and after a short meeting the girls
headed for their favorite equipment. With student body money
37 girls turn out to pose
the girls put on the Valentine Dance.
The Girl's Athletic Association, better
known as the G.A.A., serves as a sports
activity for the girls. Since the weaker sex
does not play football or go out for the
other sports which support our school, they
get their exercise through this organiza-
tion. The active members learn good sport-
manship and a desirable social conduct.
Sponsored by the physical education in-
structor, Miss Anderson, the girls partici-
pated in many "play days" with other
schools. They played volley ball, tennis,
basketball, and volley-tennis.
President was Barbie Kraut and Pat
Clampitt was her vice-president. Secretary
Pat Clampitt shows her best
Pepsodent smile as G.A.A. officers
-Secretary Mary Knowles, Presi-
dent Barbie Kraut, Vice President
Pat, and Treasurer Helen Fair-
gather to discuss awards.
Mary Knowles took down the minutes
while Helen Fair counted the dough as
treasurer of the club.
The G.A.A. also put on the Valentine's
Dance in February and put forth a lot of
work helping the V. C. make the Sadie
Hawkins Dance a success. The girls also
had a very promising float in the Home-
Like the boys, the girls also have sweat-
ers and letters. Their sweaters were white,
and although the blue letters weren't quite
as strenuous to earn, it is just as much an
honor to Wear them, and the girls were
very proud of them.
Now that it's nearly over the G.A.A. pledges feel relieved
enough to indulge in a few antics. Judy McKean scrubs the
road as she sticks out her tongue and tickles her head. Is
Barbara Corrion trying to squirt or kill Ileeta Reeder. Poor
Amelia Ledesma is smiling to try
to convince herself this is fun as
she scoots across the floor on her
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Discussing the trip to the Orange Bowl Typical VC meeting-Gary announces one of his famous
game inote the orange! are VC Secre- stories to Raul, Bruce Bernhardi, Don Samuels, Mr. Wil-
tary Jerry Meehan, President Gary kinson. Second row: Jerry, Donnie Dansby, Ernesto Dom-
Casey, Vice President Raul Quezada, and inguez. Third row: Larry Burke, Lynn Bell, Chris Peter-
Sponsor Mr. Wilkinson. sen, Eddie Walsh, and Lyman Gilliland.
The Varsity Club is organized to give
recognition to THS lettermen. The VC su-
pervises the proper wearing of letters and
lettermen sweaters and serves as a social
Leading the group as president was Gary
Casey, assisted by Raul Quezada as vice-
president. Secretary Jerry Meehan re-
corded what was happening while he also
kept track of their money.
All boys must have earned an "A" letter
in some sport to be eligible for the club.
Most of their meetings were spent talking
over the latest game and how well they
Bev Compton orders
did, but they got out and really pitched in
to help the G.A.A. put on the Sadie Haw-
kins Dance at the close of the school year.
The Varsity Club members may be rec-
ognized around school in their dark blue
sweaters with a white stripe on their sleeve
for each year they earned an "A" letter,
as well as by the large "T" on their
Two days out of the year the older boys
initiated new members into their organiza-
tion. The lowly victims were dressed like
the weaker sex and sentenced to shining
the shoes of their "masters"
the "worm", Chucky Holding boxes of candy for their "big Migkgy Dolman be-
Beil, to more distaste- sisters," Monica Wheeler and Carolyn Wei- ging 3 huge task -
ful feats while "Head" mer make like babies with bottles and bibs. cleaning a pm-se with
Dominguez and Gordon The more comical the pledges, the happier 3 tgqthbrughl Judy Mc-
Farrah stare. were THS students. Kean looks sick,
rfb ecamwcvzk paid Off
Although the A team did not get off to a
winning start, they improved rapidly. Out
of the games completed the team won five,
winning the last two in a row-which has
not happened in the last few years. And
they lost another by only one point. As
can be seen, their teamwork was begin-
ning to show. Most of the players had not
played together as A's before nor even on
the same team.
The first practice game was played at
Burroughs with a score of 28-48. Bur-
rough's favor. It might have been a closer
game if the seniors had not been away for
their ditch day. The next weekis game
with Lone Pine was cancelled, but the A's
won their first home game against Mojave,
The Lone Pine Tournament was held
Jan. 8 and 9, just before the start of league
play. Trona lost the first game to Lone
Pine 38-53, and the second game to Bur-
Starting the season, the Uunusual wea-
ther" trip to Victorville on Jan. 12 will be
long remembered. The score: Victorville
49, Trona 32. The bus left Vietorville
around 10:30 p.m. and arrived in Trona at
6 a.m. The bus was snowbound for three
hours while traffic ahead was unsnlarled.
The next Saturday the team went to
Big Pine and won 57-43. Some of their
students gave the team a send-off by lining
the street and hurling rocks and bottles at
the bus. There was one direct hit which
broke a window.
Lone Pine was next on the agenda. The
first half was close, but in the third quar-
ter Trona goofed off and lost the game
51-32. The next day Bishop came to Trona.
The Tornadoes held Bishop down the last
half to a final score of 37-51, Bishop's favor.
Mojave called again for a second defeat
on the Trona court. Score: 42-35. The fol-
lowing day Trona hosted Burroughs. The
Tornado teamwork was in evidence, and
real ball was played all four quarters. A
last-second shot for Burroughs won them
the game, 42-41.
The next weekend was a dreary affair.
Victor Valley took the game on Trona's
court, 39-29, while the trip to Barstow pro-
vided a 61-40 defeat.
Big Pine came to Trona on Feb. 12 to
lose 48-27. Every member of the Trona
team got into the scoring column. The
next day Trona went to Mojave to win
what turned out to be the last game of the
season. The score: Trona 39, Mojave 31.
The unfortunate Fish Rock incident
caused an early climax to the season. A
rock was hurled through a window of the
Big Pine bus, and a player was seriously
injured. It is most unfortunate that this
happened as Trona High had a good sports-
manship record. It is something that the
whole school will have to suffer for and
live down. The remaining games were
cancelled to show the seriousness of this
act and to remind the students that it pays
to think before acting impulsively.
Watch out: collision! But
Eric Chandler C0meS apart with his long legs Bruce Bern- A tisket, a tasket, who made
as he puts the ball up for two hardi outdistances the Bur- this basket? Burroughs' player
D0ihtS against the Vi0i0l' Valley roughs' man as he drives in for had the honor in spite of Bell
Jackrabbits. the basket. and Keyser.
The largest A team ever to romp on the gym's hardwood: kneeling, left to right:
Manuel Picon, Chris Petersen, Raul Quezada, Bruce Bernhardi. Standing: Erie
Chandler, Jerry Meehan, Don Samuels, Gordon Farrah, Lynn Bell, Eddie Walsh,
Harvey Crandall, Bob Keyser, Vernon Lewis, and Coach Dick Wilkinson. Mainly
manned by juniors teight playersj, the A's also had three seniors. a freshman. and
Won 5 Lost 9 Forfeited 4
Trona Opponents Trona Opponents
Burroughs 28 48 :3iBurroughs 41 42
Mojave :fiVietor Valley 39
Lone Pine Barstow ,,,,,, . 61
Burroughs . Big Pine , 27
Victor Valley Mojave ,, 31
Big Pine Bishop ,, forfeited
Lone Pine B B :7iBarstow , forfeited
Bishop Lone Pine .,,e forfeited
Mojave :ffBurroughs , forfeited
They're closing in, but Ruly Quezada is de- Center Eric Chandler outjumps the Big line
termmed to keep the ball during the thriller center for the opening tip-off. Following up
with Burroughs in which Trona was squeezed this initial advantage, the Tornadoes dominated
out by one point. play throughout.
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The B team got off to a good start by
winning their first seven games. The first
win was against Burroughs by a score of
47-35. Although the next game with Lone
Pine was cancelled by them, in weekday
games the B's played Randsburg twice
and won both of them: 48-37 and 49-32.
To finish December play, lVlojave's B's
came to Trona to meet a 39-28 defeat.
The B team brought glory to Trona High
by taking the Lone Pine Tournament
hands down. They played Bishop in the
first game and won 63-40. The second game
played the following day with Burroughs,
was closer, but Trona was still the out-
standing team. Score: 49-37.
League play began with Victor Valley.
Although nip and tuck all the way, the
Tornadoes pulled ahead in the last few
minutes to win, 40-36.
The B's dropped off at Owens Valley to
lose their first game of the season against
an unclassified team, 57-35. Apparently
they were getting overconfident and did
not play their usual game of ball.
The Jan. 22 game at Lone Pine was close
all the way and was a very exciting game.
Lone Pine edged the team out in the last
seconds to win, 48-46. Bishop came
to Trona the next day, and the Tornadoes
got back into the winning column by
dropping Bishop, 44-25.
The next weekend Mojave came to
Trona to lose 55-24, but the following day
Burroughs beat the B's in a very close and
thrilling game. Final score: 47-42.
The next weekend Victor Valley trek-
ked to Trona to lose 25-33, only to find the
B's losing a 48-32 decision in Barstow the
Owens Valley's unclassified team came
to Trona, refused to tangle with the A"s,
and then were rudely upset by a deter-
mined bunch of B's, 38-36.
In closing, the B's beat Mojave on their
home court in a very decisive win, 53-29,
to end a highly successful season.
This outstanding B team might have won the league championship if the season
had been completed. Kneeling, left to right: Al Adams, Gary Casey, Frank Picon.
Standing: Gerald Butler, Manager George Sherman, Harold Pierce, Kim Wallace,
Donny Dansby, Stan Filler, Deril Schmitt, Bobby Jones, Allen Hartley, Ray Tansley,
Jim Farrah, Coach Doug Ferman. Early in the season the B's took top honors at
the Lone Pine Tournament.
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Won 12 Lost 4 Forfeited 4
Burroughs 47 35
Randsburg 22 48 37
Randsburg 49 32
Mojave 2 39 28
Bishop 2 . 2 63 40
Burroughs 2 2 ssss 49 37
:iVictor Valley 2 22 40 36
i5i0wens Valley 2 ,,,, 35 57
:5iLone Pine 46 48
:1:Bishop 2 e,e, 2 44 25
:7iMojave 2 2 55 24
:f1Burroughs 22 42 47
i5iVictor Valley 22 ,e,,, 33 25
"Barstow ee,, 2 2 . 32 48
:1:Owens Valley 2 2 38 36
'-'Mojave .eu4,. .2 2 2 22 53 29
Frank Picon picks
off another while
the player from
Burroughs sees his
guarding go out
the window - or
through the basket.
Frank's expert eye
failed to avert a
The basket is wide
open and so is Stan
Filler's mouth as he
lays the ball up for
two points with the
able assistance of a
player from the
2f:Bishop .2 2 Forfeited
i11Barstow 22 . Forfeited
ifiLone Pine 2 .2222 Forfeited
i1Burroughs 2 22..222222 Forfeited
He floats through the air with the Up and at him! Jim Farrah makes a terrific leap and
greatest of ease. A smooth player, out-jumps the Owens Valley man Tensed Stan Filler
Kim Wallace usually hit pay dirt, and Al Adams intently watch for the breaks and a
the basket, when he shot. chance to grab that ball.
Jim Farrah crouches for the big leap against the
Owens Valley center. The other guy seems to have
the advantage as far as height is concerned, but we
Who knows where it
will land? Stan Filler is
outnumbered by Victor
Valley Bees in this tus-
sle to take the rebound.
Frank Picon Qnumber 323
would like to help, but
he's too far away.
Will he make it? We'll
never know: everyone
will have an opinion to
offer though. Jim Comp-
ton's try for two more
points holds number 17
spellbound in the Moja-
A fancy trick if you can do it. Glenn
Stevens outjumps and outstretches a taller
opponent. In the background ever-ready
Jackie Russell crouches in sympathy with
HC" Season Record
Won 6 Lost 10 Forfeited 4
Randsburg . . ,.,. 27 15
Randsburg ...,..., 34 25
Mojave ..,,,.o .... 2 2 19
Bishop ,.,.. ....,..... 3 3 28
Lone Pine .....o.,,o 35 36
Victor Valley ,... 27 40
Owens Valley ., 35 32
Lone Pine ..,,...... 22 38
Bishop .......,, .... 1 7 32
Mojave ....... .,., 2 5 26
Burroughs .,.o.... 29 26
Victor Valley .... 16 27
Barstow .....,..,... 32 36
'i'0wens Valley .. 22 32
Mojave ,....,...,.,.. 13 21
Bishop eee..,, Forfeited
:Barstow ...,.. Forfeited
:f:Lone Pine ........ Forfeited
:ffBurroughs ...,.... Forfeited
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lmagine losing four games by a total
margin of nine points! Such was the
luck of the C's.
The C team did not get off to a win-
ning start although their first game
with Burroughs was lost by only a small
margin, the final score being 26-29.
Two practice games with Randsburg
proved successful for the C's. They won
both games, by scores of 27-15 and 34-
25. The game with Mojave, the last
before Christmas vacation, was played
and won on our home court, 22-19.
The C's took their first game in the
Lone Pine Tournament by a score of
33-28 over Bishop. The next day the
very exciting play-off game between
Trona and Lone Pine was lost by one
Tuesday the C's traveled to Victor-
ville to take a league loss of 27-40 but
bounced back the following weekend to
win a very exciting, close game at
Owens Valley, 35-32.
The trip to Lone Pine was unsuccess-
ful from the C's point of view as they
lost 22-38, and then Bishop came to
Trona the next day to defeat the C's,
Cn Jan. 29 Mojave traveled to Trona
to edge the C's out in a close. fast game
by 1 point The final score: 26-25. On
the next day Trona knocked off Bur-
roughs in a game played at the same
pace. winning 29-26.
Victor Valley came to Trona the fol-
lowing week to down the C's, 27-16. The
next day the team played a good game
at Barstow, yet lost by a small margin,
the final score being Barstow 36, Trona
In the last games Owens Valley's C's
downed Trona on Trona's home court
by 10 points, making the score 32-22,
while a trip to Edwards Air Force Base
did not pay off for the C's as the final
score was Mojave 21, Trona 13.
The final season tally stood at six
wins and ten losses. Four of those losses
were by a one to four point margin, so
the season could rightfully be termed a
successful one for the C team.
The up-and-coming C team! Kneeling, left to right: Arthur Ewing, Tommy
Lodge. Jack Russell, Mike Rhoden, Alex Chavarria, and Tommy Wilson. Standing:
Coach Dick Rasines. Doug Stewart, Ted Villasenor, Glenn Stevens, Jimmy Compton,
Bill Pratt, Manager George Sherman. and Jack Halstead, The lively C team, made
up mainly of freshmen, will represent the student body on the hardwood for the
next few years.
Mr. Rasines helps the seventh graders build a
four-decker pyramid during fourth-period tumbling.
Every day of the school week boys
were playing in the gymnasium and out
on the football field. These were the
boys' physical education classes.
This year there was not one but four
physical education teachers. Since Mr.
Wilkinson taught drivers' education and
biology he had two periods he couldn't
teach physical education. Mr. Rasines
and Mr. Ferman took over during those
two periods. Also someone had to teach
physical education while Mr. Wilkinson
was coaching basketball, football, and
track. Mr. Merrill filled in this spot.
Most of the classes were planned
ahead of time for the following day. The
different games the boys played usually
corresponded to those that the varsity
were playing. In addition to baseball,
track, football, and basketball the class-
es tumbled, wrestled, and played volley
ball and badminton.
Physical education is not just for fun
Jerry Chandler, Walter Martin, George Garcia,
and Bugs MacLean go into a wobbly head stand.
Bernard Denham and Wade Long do some tumbl-
ing while others in the class look on.
but helps develop the body. All of the
running, jumping, and turning is con-
stantly making muscles bigger and
stronger. Also it helps to build up wind.
The teachers were constantly watch-
ing the students and helping them to
play a better game and to be better
sports. This is how the grades were giv-
en out. Being a good player didn't count
at all towards a grade. Good sportsman-
ship and teamwork were the important
things one got from a physical education
Albert Alvarez and Tommy My-
ers are ready to wrestle it out.
Six periods a day girls trooped out to
the gym to get their exercise along with
some whole-hearted fun. Miss Anderson
kept about 165 girls busy everyday, five
days a week.
Learning the steps for the latest in
the modern dance or the oldest in folk
dancing interested them for weeks.
Some liked to take a period of exercis-
ing to straighten their posture. The ten-
nis courts were frequently filled with
excited girls, swinging rackets, and fast-
flying balls. After passing, dribbling,
and juggling down the court during a
fast basketball game, everyone shuffled
in hot and tired but ready to try for a
win again tomorrow. In volley ball the
kids perfected their setting up and their
spiking. When the boys were out swing-
ing their bats, the girls came along
swinging lighter ones.
Miss Anderson strove to coordinate
class activities with the various sports
seasons, While the whole class joined in
for group sports, they divided up for
individual work such as tennis, badmin-
ton, or dancing.
Why take a gym class? Besides catch-
ing up on the latest gossip, the girls
learned games which they could enjoy
after graduation. Better posture, more
poise, healthier exercise than sitting and
suffering through tests, and time to
mingle with friends were convincing
reasons for coming out and getting in
the swing of it.
Carl Hall strangles an unidenti-
fied opponent in a torrid wrestling
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The girls whirled madly through modern dance
figures in the foyer of the gymnasium.
"0ops! Don't miss it," they yelled as the eighth
graders waged a volley tennis battle.
It looks like these girls are really having fun while
modern dancing in the foyer.
Smoothing out their low hurdle form in an afternoon
practice session are three enterprising tracksters-left
to right, Glenn Stevens fCJ,Deril Schmitt QBD, and
Bruce Bernhardi CAJ. Jack Halstead casts a critical
When the basketballs went back to
the storeroom until next season, poles,
hurdles, and shots, along with bats and
gloves, were trotted out. Spring sports
had arrived, and Trona's track teams
began running laps, jumping, and hurd-
This yearls A team was smaller than
last year's and operated on an individual
basis. As many as usual showed up in
the B division, giving them a good
chance to place in the Desert-Inyo
League Meet. Though considerably
smaller than usual, the C squad was out
to prove itself.
Two dual meets, one with Burroughs
Is the pit really that hard? Or is Bruce
trying to hypnotize the bar in place" In
the background Tommy Wilson and Deril
Schmitt are watching how it's done.
and one with Victor Valley, took place
before the Desert-lnyo League Meet at
Trona. The second annual Burroughs
Relays were also held at China Lake
prior to the big meet.
Those who placed in the DIL meet
had a chance to go on to the quarter-
finals and the semi-finals. If they placed
in these two, they were eligible to go to
the state finals.
The last track and field event was the
Space on the next page is provided
to copy the season's results from the list
posted in Mr. Herkenhoffs room.
Ted Villasenor and Alfon- B broadjumper, Gerald Butler,
S0 Gonzalez Put in some leg comes steaming down the runway Up and over in fine form
work while Coach Wilkin- for a practice jump. Concentration goes the A pole vault man
son looks on. is seen in the clenched fists. Raul Quezada.
A thundering herd of dash men cut loose on the
track. If their expressions of determination are any
prophecy, they will bring wins to Trona High! Left
to right: Harold Pierce, Raul Quezada, Bruce Bern-
hardi, Gary Casey, Gerald Butler, and Frank Picon.
TRACK SCHED LE
Richard Orr makes with thc
muscles for his fellow shot put
ters: left to right, Gene Myers
Harold Pierce. Harxev Crandall
Trona at Burroughs A B C Desert-Inyo League Finals
Trona B B . ,,u,,u,, ,,,u B B BB A B C
Burroughs .. B B Trona s,u. BB BB B
Randsburg' B ,s,, Barstow BB
Trona at Victor Valley Burroughs B
Trona B . B BB BB Victor Valley B
Victor Valley B . Bishop ,r,Yrr, BB B
Barstow rr,r BB B Lone Pine BBBBBB B B B
Burroughs BBBBB ,B Antelope Valley Invitational
Burroughs Relays C. I. F. Quarterfinals, Semifinals Finals
Getting a briefing from Coach Dick Wilkinson are the members of the track
teams. Left to right: sitting, Ted Villasenor, Tommy Wilson, Glenn Stevens. Second
row: Manager Lee Bernhardi, Bruce Bernhardi, Alfonso Gonzalez, Deril Schmitt,
Frank Picon, Gary Casey, Gerald Butler. Back row: Raul Quezada, Gene Myers,
Richard Orr, Harold Pierce, and Harvey Crandall.
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Catcher Chris Petersen gives Does the face help? Raul Pitching his last year for Trona
the signal for a curve ball Quezada aims for the plate High, Ronnie Baxter lets the ball
while Batter Ed Walsh waits as he comes off the mound. go during warm-up.
The Trona Tornadoes, Desert-Inyo
League champions for four years in a
row, were out full force, hoping to con-
tinue their record as champions. Ever
since the baseball league was formed
in the spring, 1950, with Trona, Lone
Pine, and Burroughs as charter mem-
bers, Trona has copped the bunting.
The last two years an additional
school has joined the league. This year
Barstow joined, making it a five school
league, while Desert made their first
showing last year. A double round rob-
bin will again be played.
After getting the season off to a
Center Fielder Eric Chandler drops the extra
bat and heads for the batter's box. Waiting their
turns at bat are Bruce Bernhardi and Donny
Dansby, kneeling: and Lyman Gilliland, and
bang-up start by sweeping a practice
double-header from Burroughs, 3-l and
4-1, Trona traveled to Catalina Island.
Friday Trona downed Avalon, 7-2, but
were rained out Saturday. This trip
was the first overnight jaunt for a Trona
Due to the fact that these pages must
be printed before the season is com-
pleted a schedule will be printed on the
opposite page, with places for the scores
to be written ing results will be posted
on the bulletin board in Mr. Herken-
hoff's room for students who wish to
have their Telescope as complete a
record as possible.
Outfielder Stan Filler takes his lead but isnt
watching the ball. Third baseman Kim Wallace
scoops up the grounder while Ruly Quezada does
a real energetic iob of backing him un.
Facing a promising' season were, kneeling, left to right: Manager Jimmy Compton,
lid VValsh, Manuel Picon, Stan Filler. Kim Wallace, Don Dansby, Tom Lodge, Chris
Petersen. Middle row: Manager Jon Schultz, Dickie John, Zane Little, Doug Stew-
art, Tommy Wilson, Mike Rhoden, Vernon Lewis, Jerry Meehan, Coach Joe Hunter.
Top row: Gordon Farrah, Bruce Bernhardi, Lyman Gilliland. Eric Chandler, Jerrell
Glenn, Bobby Jones, Raul Quezada. Ronnie Baxter.
Burroughs at Trona 'Trona at Barstow
Trona at Avalon '3fLone Pine at Trona
:llBLll'I'OL1gllS . at Trona Trona at Burroughs
'Barstow at Trona Big Bear at Trona
'iDescrt at Trona First round, C.I.F. playoffs
fiTrona at Lone Pine CTF. semifinals
"Trona at Desert C.l.F. finals
'Trona at Burroughs :l:lA'2lj.fll0 games
It was tough but Jerrell Glenn just man- lIe's out! Manuel Picon sends the dirt flying in
aged to heat out an infield grounder in a a spectacular slide into second, but Gordon Farrah
practice session. First Baseman Jerry Meeh-
an makes the stretch.
was just a little too fast for him. The boys put in
many weary hours of practice every night.
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These informal shots coming up should give the inside
dope on what Trona Hi cats do just for kicks. The spirit of
the school will shout at you from these little incidents.
Perhaps you'll run across a snap of the day after - a
real gone student snoring through an intriguing class . . .
a real exhibition of the jitterbug minus shoes . . . a few of
the steadies - some together two weeks, some two years
. . . the turmoil before a dance - pinning, painting, and
yelling . . . the fabulous tackle that didn't quite make it . . .
our private grand central station - the bustling halls be-
tween classes . . . the embarrassed faces of the Spanish IV
class when they used the wrong word during their conver-
sations in honest-to-goodness Spanish . . . and the sweet,
little faces of the worms - belipsticked, bepowdered, and
miserable as they do their masters' bidding for V.C. and
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