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+ U , K- , ,v , A, t:,g.L-rf..v 1 V L VOL. XII TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 1920 NO. 4 agublisheh lug ihe wnnizrieh gfituhsni LIEKHDQ nf the Uurlnrk 35116011 235311 Snhnul Ulurlnrk, fllzxlifurniu H P 5 Behiraiiun E E T0 Clarence J. Carperztei' leacher, coach, and friend, We, the Grazlfmtirigf Class of 1920, zlezlicate this issue of The Alert, in recognition of his active and zialuahle serzfices in the zlezfelopment of the physical welfare of the sfmlents ...... . CLARENCE J. CARPENTER Elalile nf Qlll11tIfB1Il'5 Dedication Dramatics Clarence j. Carpenter Cast-"Lookin for Mary Faculty jane" Faculties of the Faculty B0y's Glee Club The Worth VVhile Life Band Seniors- 1920 M usic Senior Pictures Agriculture Good-Bye Old School junior Class Report junior Picture Sophomore Report Sophomore Picture Freshman Report Freshman Picture Song of Evening An Imaginary Landscape The Races For Sale- A Ford Jerry Bullheads D Algebra Midnight Editorial Editor's Note Alert Staff Executive Committee Policies of The Alert School Finances Organizations Art Club , -x - W Y- Shop Notes Boy's Cadets Girls' Cadets Debating Auto Repair Class Cadet Staff Girls' Cadet Co. Co. A, Co. B, Co. C Debating Club Alumni Exchanges Athletics Girls' Athletics Basketball-'20 Girls' Basketball Team General Comment Captains and Coach Track Team Baseball-'20 The Big "T" Society Some "Ifs" l n Memoriam Snap Shots and Jokes Honor Roll for 1919-20 glfznzultg Principal, J. Perry Ratzell, 1917 ....,... Vice- Principal, M. K. Martin, 1911 ...... Dean of Junior College. Helen Coleman, 1915 ....,............. Mary Blair Grant, 1915 ...... -.---,.Economics, Logic ....-...Latin, French .--...,.--..-.,-,.---.Mathematics -....-.Stenography, Typing Hazel K. Reed, 1916 .......,.. .............,.....,,.....,.. E nglish Edna Plummer, 1916 ,.,........., ......................... M athematics, Latin Mrs. W. B. Ambrose, 1917 .,....., ......................................,.... B ookkeeping C. J . Carpenter, 1917 ...,,......,.. ..,..... H istory, Boys' Physical Training George Kyle, 1917 ,........,..... ............ Kate E. Mark, 1917 ....,. Ivy Schaffer, 1917 ........ Gertrude Hunt, 1918 ........... Mildred Johnson, 1918 ........ Physics, Botany, Agriculture English, Debating -.--.....-.-.,,,.,.,......History -,...,.-Chemistry, Biology ..-..,.----...-.Spanish, French C. S. McCready, 1918 ...... ....,.....,......... A utoniobile Mechanics Mabel Reston, 1918 ........, ......... , .............,...............,,....... D rawing Mabel Reston, 1918 .......... - ...... Drawing, Girls' Physical Training Joshua Williams, 1918 .....,. .................................,................ M usic Lydia L. Meyer, 1919 ....... ..............................,.... E nglish Eva Mae Hyde, 1919 ...,.... ..,..............., G eneral Science, History Leona Schmidt, 1919 ....... ..........,....,............................ E nglish, Latin Ilma Badgley, 1919 ........... ........,... D omestic Science and Domestic Art Lars J. Ericson, 1919 ,....... ....... M anual Training, Mechanical Drawing J. C. Ray, 1919 .......,.... --.-.....-.......-.....--..,.,.Mathematics, History glfaritliies uf the glfanulhg G Doris Olson, '20 They stand !-a worthy group, indeed- A group that's sought, and loved-reveredg That list the joy'd, the pained, and Vwhich The acme of all knowledge keep. lniposing ranks! But list !-the chief, Who nears the van in dignity, Is telling how, and when and Where These soldiers true became his lead. I-lark ye-the World! Long years ago A building stood- 'twas called a school- And there was need to teach the young That as they reap, so shall they sow. And then began that endless tide Of cheniists, painters, culturists, Froni Mr. Martin, preserver of Ronie, To the idol of "freshies"-sweet Miss Hyde. Miss Coleman next, and then Miss Grant, WVho both keep score for races in speed, Now learned Miss Mark, Mr. Carpenter, too, Who in our activities hold rank! The dawn has come! With knowledge and love Arrive Miss Reed, Miss Plunnner, too, The advisers who the Seniors sad, Will ne'er forget-can ne'er forget. 7 But so supreme is music and art, That far and wide the call was made, Mr. Williams responded with song and lyre, And also Miss Reston with brush and palette. Who enters? Miss Johnson, who knows the tongues Of sweet senorita and mademoiselle, And Mr. McCready, physician of cars, The "pal of the fellows," the friend of them all. There are others besides, and equally fine, Mrs. Ambrose, Miss Meyer, and also Miss Schmidtg Miss Badgely, Miss Hunt, and yes, Mr. Ray, Most dearest in heart, most lofty in mind. Then still Miss Shaffer, her smile ne'er forget, And last, but not least, Mr. Ericson keen. 551 5111 Pl? ITB The chief now retreats-he has told us his tale, Our beloved professor-Mr. J. P. Ratzell. They stand !-a worthy group, indeed- A group that's sought, and loved-revered, That list the joy'd, the pained, and which The acme of all knowledge keep. S THE WORTH WHILE LIFE J. Perry Ratzell, Principal "There are many echoes but few voices, many islands but few continents, many mountain ranges but few great towering mountain peaks, many parties but few leaders, many captains but few generals, many politicians but few statesmen, and millions of people but few strong, outstanding personalities. When the truly great man arrives, we have no difficulty in recognizing him-he creates criticism. The test of a personality lies in its power to create and conquer criticism. If you can create criticism and then conquer it, you become a hero. Thus heroes are born and thus we become hero worshippers. Tenny- son remarked in his grand old age, 'When I heard that Byron was dead, I thought the world was at an end! He was a hero worshipper. Behold Robert Burns in his youthful enthusiasm kisses the grave of Robert Bruce. Even Alexander said: 'If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes! Personality is everything. One great Scottish philosopher has said: 'History is nothing more than a handful of brilliant biographies! " The above is from the pen of Dr. .Iames L. Gordon. It is true of the world of men. It is also true of the little world of the Turlock Union High School with this difference, that here we are developing pesonality while in the world at large personality is already largely developed. Here we are-students, mature and immature, ambitious and indifferent, energetic and listless, neat and slovenly, determined and careless, purposeful and drifting, but all in the great school of Democracy and equal opportunities,-some few to make their mark and shine, others to be but echoes, some few to lead, others to be led: The difference is largely a matter of personality. Success in life depends on personality-the brave and heroic development of the God-given powers which lie dormant within the sacred confines of every soul. Failure in life is due to the lack of personality, the lack of the development of the innate powers of the individual. High school is the testing time-'ithe fork of the divide? Here we must develop convictions strong and feelings deepg here we must learn to think clearly, judge wisely, and become world-wide in our sympa- thies. These things we must do to live the abundant life. These are the things that make life worth while. 0 SENIORS---1920 We are the liveliest, snappiest, most progressive senior class in the school world. We have done everything we could do, and every- thing that others said we couldn't do. Our parties, entertainments, teas, banquets, carnivals, stunts, surprises, " 'n everything" have gone "over the topu like a whirlwind. We gave a tea to the faculty, and won their loveg the feminine members of the class gave the boys a banquet, anw now they are o11r everlasting friendsg at Christmas time, we sweetened the hearts of the faculty with candy canesg we amused and entertained our fellow citizens at an old-fashioned car- nivalg on April Fools' Day, we appeared in costumes that only clever and original minds could evolve. On that day, we were the objects of much ridicule, interest and wonder. I might add that among our numerous abilities, we can out-yell, out-talk and out-wit any other class on earth or elsewhere. When we go out into the whirling, dazzling confusion of a bigger life, we will go with a firm step. We have been well guided during our school life, and when our turn comes to do the guiding, we will be prepared. Our teachers have assisted us over the rough places, and helped us with the tyranny of little things, things that are old in the way of years, but ever new to the eager student. Men are made, geniuses are found, sleeping talents are awakened during high school days. Our good points of thought and character are strengthened and broadened and lighted, so that when we leave high school we are morally and mentally strong. It is in high school that we form habits which last through a life time, and influence our associations during life. We are all reluctant to leave our high school days behind us. We have been happy, and sad together, we have struggled and played together, and we are the better for it. Our big struggles are about to begin, and each one must face his own alone. Can we do it? Are we strong enough? . Ask Turlock High about us!! MARGARET A. HARDER, '20, 10 'IEP Svvnin 5 C'U1Hnit.u : Seize figs fH3ppuriuuitg glflufunr Qlnlnr 6561921 flgvzt flillrrplr zruh llfflyiin GEORGE KYLE ,VERA HALL FLORENCE RATZELL EDXVARD PETERSON NELLIE STA!-IL IRENE JOHNSON CHARLES ROBERTS HELEN CONNER FLORA THOMAS JAMES HOXYARD ' PIJAIRE DAHLIN GLADYS OLSON BRUCE PEARSON DOROTHY JAY MARGARET SHIEI DS BIEHTOLD NEL.SON JUENE COOPER GRACE LEETIOM H ADOLPH PIEDMONTE RUBY LINDBLAD ALICE VARTANIAN DALLMAN LUCID GERALDINE DRAKE KATHLEEN BRITTON PERCY JOHNSON ELLA CROVVELL DORIS OLSON RONALD BROTVN EDXVINA PAXSON FRANCES POR'I'ERF'TEI IJ RUEBEN NOLANDER MARJORIE DOCKI-IAM GLADYS DOCK HARRY E. PIERSON MARIE MEIER' NIARGARET HARDER FLOYD SODERQUIST VVEVA XVAKEFIELD CECELIA EMMINGER D, LELAND CURTIS MARGARET O'BRlEN FRANCES BRIER GOOD-B YE OLD SCHOOL EI It's drawing near that time, just now, When Seniors heave a sighg It slips out through our lips somehow, Though we can't quite see why. And yet we know down in our hearts, There is a reason, toog Because when one from High departs, He gets to feeling blue. He knows that high school days are past, That they will come no more g The joyous tinies that do not last, Can't come from their rich store. We sort of wonder where we'll be, Wheii in the golden fall The school bell that today we see, ' Rings forth the warning call. We won't be here to see the "frosh" Subnierged in H-2-O, And see them look as green as squash, When they to study go. And Won't we miss the threatening rap, Ringing across the hall, When some poor sophinore, naughty chap Makes an illegal call. 24 VIRGIL RILEY ALICE BERGENDAHL INIABEL JOHN SON HONVAHD CONVERS THELIMA XVORRELL LOIS CHILD Then, too, the juniors we won't hear, When they begin to yell, And we in an assembly fear, That they will have a, "spell," And so, old School, we oan't forget, The times within thy walls, The times when life has no' regret, And trouble seldom falls. We now say "au revoir" to you, And hope that time to come Will bring us joys and pleasures, too, Such as, in truth, you've'do11e. --JAMES HOWARD, x'20 25 JUNIOR CLASS REPORT From the diary of a junior's little brother. Nov. 22, '20-Gee, l had a swell time to-nite! Sis had to take me along to take care of her to the party at Unity Hall, Say but that hall did look perty with all the green and yeller ribbons notted all over the walls and running up to the chandacleer in the middle of the room and there vtas people galore all over, more'n a hundred maybe, all juniors ceptin' a man with a mustach and a lady with glasses-. I was kinda scart of them 'tfirst' but they got rite out and played winkum and cherades and everything just like all the kids-reglar sports. And then I wisht awful bad that I was a junior when they brang in the chocolate and cake. All the junior boys just ran out to the kichen for more all a time, 'specially those 3 basket ball boys! It was shure sum party. Mar. 17, ,20-Giminy, but them juniors shu1'e do have fun! This mornin, I follered sis to school and she wore a pipin' hat made out of them green and yeller papers sheis been acuttin' at so long and ever other girl we kum across had a perty sunbunet on too and the boys they had green ties and green sox apurpus for st. patriks Day. When noon came they all went up to the Sembly Hall and et dinner, the swellest dinner you ever seen-everything possibel to eat, and ice cream besides! Even to be a faculty would be alrite caws they got 2 dishs of ice cream and when they come down stairs they all looked so happy! Apr. 5, '20. Sis got up early this morning a11d so did I. She was agoin' on a junior picnic and so was I, and I did, ma let me. Perty soon we was all in cars and Fords agoin lickety cut down the hiway to La Grange Dam. We made it quick and as soon as we got there We all started out explorin. Oh boy, it was fun! But when it xx as dinner there Wasn't a one absent. And talk about eats say these were fit for a king! Them juniors shure has got pep! Apr. 30, '20, Then juniors had another jazz time to-day cellin ice cream at the May Pole and l'm a goin to start a savin n1y money caws there's gona be a junior play May 14 and l'1n a goin caws I no what kinda times them juniors give a fellow. -VERA VVALLSTRUM, '21 . Z6 .TUNIOR CLASS .SOPH OM ORE REPO T T he sophomores re-entered school September 15 with even mo1'e vitality and "pep" than they had last year. The regular class officers elected for this year are Harold Hjelm, Gunnar Wallstrom, Dorothy Englesby, Esther Ann Stewart, and Ralph Melvin. We are well represented on the Executive Committee by Paul Brockway. Our yell-leader, Norman Strader, puts spirit and enthusiasm into our class by leading us in rousing yells. What would the school do without the sophomores and their lively spirit? We are largely represented in all the school activities. Not only are we active but what We do We do Well. Did not two of the sophomore girls receive prizes and honorable mention for their posters for May Day 7 ls not the star baseball player a sophomore '? Our class teachers, Miss Johnson, Mr. Williams and lVIr. lVlcCready. have not only been excellent advisers but they have also been our friends. Although the sophomores have worked hard and faithfully during the school year that is fast coming to an end they have had many enjoyable times together. How can we forget that "social gathering" when we were merrily entertained by our now famous "class orator," sophoihore Class Day, those parties, and most of all that picnic which will linger long in the memories of all, especially of the boys? "Nine Big Rails" for the "Green and White" and for the sopho- mores of T. H. S.! ESTHER M. HALLQ '22. ZS W. x. l ,..1 SOPHOMORE CLASS FRESHIWEN The freshmen entered the school last September with a class of one hundred and ninety-eight members, but as usual we felt rather timid. The upper classmen tried to greet us with the hose, but we will not admit that tl1ey succeeded. Since then they have had great respect for our valiant number and they have done everything pos- sible to secure our good will. Our class officers are as follows: Howard Hjelm, President. ' Alice Hendrickson, Vice President. Bertha Simms, Secretary. Muriel Hively, Treasurer. Erle Hendricksen, Executive Representative. Paul Swager, Sergeant-at-arms and Yell Leader. Alfred Alstrom, Class Reporter. Although we are spoken of as being rather green, the school activities would be dull without us. In the basket ball team we are represented by Arthur Ward and Herbert Zipser, and in baseball by Herbert Zipser and Paul Swager. Thomas Strother, the accompanist for the glee club, also belongs to our excellent class. During the term we have had several social gatherings and out- ings. They were all pronounced quite successful, especially the last one, which was in the form of a picnic at La Grange. We are well pleased with our class advisors, Miss Grant, Miss Badgely and Miss Schmidt. They, as well as the rest of us, are proud of our "Red and White." I --ALFRED ALSTROM, '23. 30 W ' ,-,Z .J ihzzm , Y - 1 ' 4. we FRESHMAN CLASS I SONG OF EVENING The sun had set, and the beautiful summer twilight was reaching out its yearning arms to gather the light of day into the folds of night. With the tenderest farewell, it vanished, and almost as sud- denly, one star after another peeped out into the hazy universe. A few minutes later, a great ball of fire rose out of the west, and the trees whispered to one another, "A full moon." Wandering slowly up a steep, winding path was an old man, leaning on his cane. His footsteps were slow and heavy, but never- theless his eyes were fixed on the top of the hill-he must reach the summit. J ust behind him were two girls arm and arm, singing and skipping as they mounted the same hill. Far down the hill one could see country folk winding their way to the summit, some in thoughtful and even sorrowful meditation, others laughing. From out a window, far into the summer night, came the delicate strains of music-now a clear flow of melody, now such deep contralto tones that they seemed to wrest the very heart out of the universe-the master was playing his cremona. On and on he played, breathing pathos, love, sympathy and joy into his song. The soul itself cried out and was comforted-its cravings and hungerings were soothed in the ocean of love and sympathy that gushed forth from the cremona. Into the hearts and natures of human beings, clustered outside the window of a low rude cottage, soared this music. The moon was at its height and it'threw its silvery light on the summit of the hill -the cottage, the swaying trees, and the forms in front of the cabin, beneath the window- some kneeling, some standing, others walking silently to and fro. Now and then a sob was heard, and again a long, deep sigh. Lips of others were parted in smiles, while some stared blankly into the mysterious night. From the valley below came the sound of the midnight hour. The window closed-the last strain died away. One by one the country peasants stole away down the hill, to their homes. The master had once again finished his song of evening. ' -DORIS OLSON, '20, 32 An Imaginary Lcma'Sccz,IJe I As one passes along High street and looks out over the high school campus, a beautiful piece of scenery meets his eye. In the back ground rises the verdant Adolph Piedmont Plateau which holds its head high over the rest of this imaginary landscape. At the foot of this low hill, which is ve1'y Green except for a few Brown patches of vacant soil, murmurs the Ivan Brooks. They leap over small pebbles as they make their way to the Study Hall where a Smith and a Miller, loitering, Converse together. It happens to be a warm afternoon in Juene, small freshman Shaffers are wading in these cool streams, fishing with bent pins for some Algebra sharks to help them with their p1'oblems for the next day. At the side of this small brook, near the Ocken entrance of the Annex, is a flower garden of girls, consisting of Lilies, Roses, Mae Belles, and Violets, that nod knowingly at the Senior boys as they pass into the building to take Econ. Ex. Between the Annex and the Study Hall is the Vera Hall. This building is very artistic and pleasing 'to the eye, and by its side are Prof. Ratzellis favorite collection of jewels, a group of Pearls, a few brilliant Rubies, and an Opal, all glistening in a bright Ray of sunshine. As the already mentioned Study Hall is not very attractive we will Cross over to the Main building which on one side is covered with Ivy and Virginia creeper. In this Main building there is always a great Russel among the students who are in search of a Plummer, a Coleman, a Smith or a Carpenter who carries on his trade out in the Annex, Phone, Room 11. In front of the Main building the Arthur Fields spreads to the north and east to make up the foreground of this same scene. Among the Hazel bushes that are scattered about the field, lingers a little Child who is on her way home from school but will stop and play with the Freshman until her mother calls her, and then she must Gollong and G-otobed. To the left of the field is the Florence Lake with the reflection of the blue sky on its placid face, and a light breeze is blowing across the small Eddys on the surface of the water. On the shore of the lake there is a large number of birds, SOD16 of them Wylde but the law prohibits their shooting by any Fowler. Those that have become somewhat tame are the Crows, the Martins, and the Jays. ' These birds always flit about and Carol joyously in the Hazel Reed that grows by the side and Shields the lake from the wind so that the yacht with a Junior at its Hjelm will not have a rough voyage. There are other personal- 33 " V ities scattered about the campus but this, however, completes, for the present, tl1is imaginary landscape which will remain as it now is rntil at some Lucid time in the future others who are so gifted with appropriate names may enter the school and add greater beauty to our grounds. MARIE HENSLEY, '21, E " The Races" "Stand back, boys, youill have to move, come on, step lively there,"-" 'G'wan, git out o' here, this is my place, I can't see nuth'n for your ol' hat."-"Oh Dea Me! some one stepped right on my corn." -"Programs, all about the big races."-"Come on, get off that fence, don't you know that's right where so many people got killed last year? Get down I say, right now, the races won't start until you do.', Smiling people, tired people, happy people, grouchy people. Mothers with a sleeping babe on their arms trying to find a place to sit, chil- dren with dirty faces and sticky hands crying for a balloon, boys trying to sneak past the big fat policeman at the gate, young men and their ladies trying to wind their way through the crowd, every- body talking, laughing and hollering, all were intended upon the same thing though in a different way. A moment of intense quiet-a shot is fired-and-"The race is on+"all is turmoil, dust, and confusion. In the first lap a car goes out-the big white Stutz with the letter 8 in bright red figures, is ahead, a Hudson looms beside it, they fly neck and neck together, the Stutz a little in the lead-when we see again through the clouds of dust we View only the Stutz-a few moments more and in comes the Hudson on three legs. Just one minute exactly and with a new wheel it starts on again. It's a race between the two now-with the Stutz one lap ahead, on and on, sometimes making the mile in just forty-eight seconds-until the last lap now we almost hold our breath--the fifty-mile race is ended without an accident, and with the Stutz Winner. In the first race in the afternoon-the 10-'mile race-a Uzell Special won first place-so now the remaining race was to be between the winners of the two races. An awful roar, and an awful crash, and all four machines are a mass of throbbing broken machinery, the big white ambulance shoots across the field but brings back the message quickly that no one is killed or badly hurt. ' So thus ends the races'-thrills for all. The winner of the big race smiles, but his smiles are not for the 34 crowd, for he is thinking of a little box in his inner pocket which holds a tiny object, too small for any real use it seems, and yet he knows how happy it will make HER, when he gives it to her and tells her he has won one race and hopes he may Win this other now. We glance up again and where the living pulsing crowd of people were before, now is desolate and bare, nothing remains but boards, peanut hulls, pop bottles and refuse. Even the little tower where the judges sat, is empty, and we wonderif the medieval towers of old could ever have looked down upon a more stirring scene than the races we have just witnessed. -GLADYS OLSON, '20. E FOR SALE---A FORD 1-51 One Ford car, with piston ring, Two front wheels, one hind spring. Has no fenders, seat made of plank, Burns lots of gas, and is hard to crank. Crank case busted half way through, Engine missing, hits on two. Only three years old-will be four in the spring. Has shock absorbers and everything. Hind spokes missing, front axle bent, All tires punctured and not worth a cent. Got lots of speed, will run like the deuce. Burns either oil or tobacco juice. n If you want a car please inquire within, Helluva good Ford for the shape it's in. H-W. BROWN, '21. 35 u Jerry I Jerry was a four-legged, cock sure, independent tramp. Care- free, happy-go-lucky, and dare-devilislmess showed themselves in every line of J erry's makeup. When we say Jerry was independent we mean it in the extreme sense of the word. He trotted along in that side swagger so peculiar to a quadruped dandy. He 'held his head erect, and cocked to one side. His one good ear behaved much in the same manner as that of a donkey, continually moving as if to catch and hear all the gossip of dogdom. In looks, personal looks, Jerry was really a woe begone looking spectacle. To begin with he had not even a semblance of a tail. Early in his life while still in the realms of puppyhood it had dis- appeared under the knife of some cruel master. Jerry had one good eye. Where the other was he did not know. It very likely adorned one of the many battlefields that were in the annals of Jerryss history. The antagonist who had deprived Jerry of his eye had tried to hide his handiwork by stretching .Ierry's ear to the utmost of its capacity. Whenever Jerry trotted, this ear, flopped up and down much like a banner in the wind. Combine with this a dirty brown coat of rather long hair and you have, "Jerry the Tramp." But Jerry didn't care what the world thought of him. He trotted through life in his cocksure independent way, getting into scrapes and getting out of them, having his fights and trials but always ready for more, no matter how great was the extent of his misfor- tune he always looked the world gayly and happily in the face, his one good eye seeming to say, 'Tm J erry, who are you?', -PAUL BROCKWAY, '22. El Bullheads lil ... A bullhead is one of' the most independent, tough, long-suffering, self-satisfied, useless, ornery, stubborn, senseless and numerous species of fish in the ocean. It is the plague of the dock-fisherman, because if said fisherman lets down his line too deepg or if the tide is low, along comes Mr. Bullhead and swallows bait, hook, sinker and all, with a sort of sucking pull. When the fisherman pulls him 36 out of the water fmeanwhile hoping against hope that it is not a bullhead, although he knows by the feel of the line that it isj he is compelled either to completely bisect the bullhead in order to obtain possession of his fishing apparatus or to cut off the line and put on a new hook to, continue his fishing for more desirable fish. At low tide the bullheads can be seen wending their egotistical and sluggish course over the bottom, meanwhile nibbling on any- thing they happen to run up against from a barnacle to an old door- knob, which has been lost while attempting to be a sinker. Bullheads are also capable of prolonging their existence unusually long while out of the water. Often when a bullhead has been kicked off the pier into the water, after basking for half an hour in the sun, he suddenly comes to life as soon as he hits the water and proceeds with his misdemeanors, as if nothing had happened. Before the fisherman is aware of the fact, the same bullhead has swallowed another, "hook and all," and he pulls him up again, the bullhead feeling quite refreshed from his sojourn in his native element. Generally the fisherman who sets out from home confidently expecting to catch a few perch, rock cod, tom cod, or at least a few shiners, returns home disgusted with the whole business, after having his hook swallowed again and again by the ever present and undesirable bullheads, without even obtaining a bite from the wary, priceless desirable perch and rock cod. -FRIDOLPH NELSON, '20. E ggg as 2 As a cloud passes over the sun, a cloud of dismay overspreads the faces of the watchers! During the intervals of despair my heart almost failed me and I choked from lack of breath-but, ah! again something shot through the air, and hope returned to me! Some cheered. Some laughed. Some jumped up and down until a nearby boy shouted, "Sit down, you're rocking the boat." Many held their breath frovm involuntary fear lest the mere vibration might destroy the object of their hopes and desires. Some shook their heads and gravely predicted diabolical things, which, however, did not come to pass. Some of the faces wore awe-stricken expressions. Then, suddenly, hope sprang anew in the hearts of many, and they who had predicted these certain things realized keenly and to their sorrow the error of their former prophecies. 37 As the sun sinks slowly behind the western hills leaving the earth cold and shivering, some felt their hopes blasted, shivered with premonitions of evil. Some frowned. Scnie screamed in excitement. Some shouted. My heart seemed to sink-yet-it seemed to be in my throat-but I suppose it was in its normal position. A nervous man at the rear of the building shook his fists. He wrung his hands in excitement. He stamped his feet impatiently. His actions should have secured his addmittance to Stockton. Fre- quently, smiles of contentment came over his face and he again resumed the chewing of his gum at his normal rate of speed. Meanwhile the girls jumpel up and down like jumping-jacks, and the boys hugged-yes, actually hugged-the fence in their glee. Some boys kicked their heels against the partition, making such a deafening noise that my ear drums almost burst-but they did not. The boys chewed gum, working their jaws as fast as their feet. There seemed to be differences of opinion, and while some wore clouds upon their brows and looked depressed, others appeared with ezgpressions of the utmost satisfaction and joy. Now and then a young man dashed out from the crowd and made the most absurd gesticulations. In response to his gestures the people shouted with all their might. It was almost over. Many well nigh stopped breathing while they waited in suspense for the end. My heart nearly failed me. A shrill whistle blew! The tense excitement was past. An involuntary shout of joy and relief burst from many lips-We had won the basket ball game. --MYRTIE COLBURN, '22. 38 Mzdnzght il Midnight. Have you ever wondered about midnight? The dreamy, silvery moon, floating lazily across the sky, is the only one who sees everything at that latest hour. Midnight, when all the world is fast asleep, except the owls and the pussy cats, and the long-tailed rats, and the silent spirits that roam the woods and hillsg when the night wind sings and the trees whisper to each other. If you look out across the water, you may see the Lady of the Lake waving her magic sword to and fro, while the water softly laps the shore. Beautiful dreams and wonderful thoughts pass through the minds of sleepers at midnight. Noble deeds are performed, maidens in distress are rescued, by small boys, who, when sleeping, become brave and gallant knights. Little girls dream of big dolls with golden curls and blue eyes. Grandmother sees again the flowers she has nurturedg the roses that have bloomed under her careg she sees again her baby girl with the rosy cheeks and laughing eyes. Midnight is not an idle hour, but a beautiful, spectral, busy period in the life of the world g when plans and inspirations are born. -MARGARET HARDER, '20, E1 is ALGEBRA Oh! Algebra you are to me An eternal source of misery, l've hearcl teachers, of' your praises sing But l'll neer forget that factoring. l've heard ol your plus and minus and X But all these things just seem to perplex My somewhat' dense and solid heacl. A few more months I'll quit your bore, Ancl never see you anymore, Now, Algebra, you I have curst, l honestly vow that you are the worst Of any subject l've ever had, And when I'm through with you, by Gad! My earthly troubles will have a past. i LEVERNE RUBLE, '23. 30 KEE EDITQRIAL E51 THE ALERT STAFF I BERTHA GoLLoNG ,...... Editor i D. LELAND CURTIS, Business Manager CHARLES ROBERTS, .... Assistant Editor ROLAND BROVVN, . . Assistant Business Manager DORIS OLSON, BRUCE PEARSON. . . Literary NELLIE STAHL, . . . . . . . Art IVY FARTHING, Debating NORMA LOOP, . , Dramatic HELEN CONNEK . Music ' DORRIS EDDY, . .... Alumni BALLARD WHITE, . - , . Agriculture CHARLES CLIFFORD, . . Mathematical Department KATHLEEN BRITTON . ..... GirI's Cadets HAROLD HJELM . . .... Boy's Cadets GLA DYS OLSON ,.... . . , . . Girls' Athletics PERRY McPI-IERREN ....... Boy's Athletics VVALTER BROWN ......... Exchanges THELMA VVORRELI., EIVIND KNIUTSON, DORTI-IEA VIGNOLO . . ..,.....,... Snap Shots PAUL BROCKNVAY, DALE OWEN ....... Jokes 'EDITORS NOTE To everyone who has worked for The Alert in a.ny way, giving from the greatest to the smallest help, the editor wishes to express her appreciation. In putting out this paper our aims have been quality, and uni- versality, not partiality to the group. A sameness in our annuals has been evident for many years and we have tried, in a measure, to free ourselves from this bond of "following the one before." Only too often we are slaves to habit and at the present time, influenced by the country's prosperity, we are slaves to extravagance. How- ever, in every way, We have sought to lessen the expense of publish- ing The Alert and one means was the omission of pen and ink cuts. We have labored to produce a dignified annual pointing out your school's spirit, its tendencies, and its achievements. We have endeav- crcd to serve each department's desires, in a reasonable way, and to please all. If We have accomplished our aims all is wellg if we have failed use your kindest indulgence toward us-then, do better in-Nxt year. Finally, it has been a pleasant privilege to Work for and with yon. -THE EDITOR. 40 ALERT STAFF K W Policies of T he Alert ' Just as the heavens turn around in their great cycle, just as all life on this great clod of ours must follow an ever repeated pro- gression, so the opportunity to the Class of 1920 to leave to the world something which would commemorate its victory, rolled in on the wings of spring. We, the students of the Turlock Union High School, are again editing our "Alert" We are editing it not only in honor of the graduating class but also to give to the public a true conception of high school life and affairs, and likewise we are editing it as a medium by which we may express ourwishes, our thanks, and our accomplishments. VVe take this opportunity to tell what we person- ally have done and what we have accomplished as a school. This annual is intended to be dear to the hearts of the seniors as it must needs recall to them their school friends and many pleasant hours of delightful companionship. J It must be the pride of the athletes as their own valor and courage are recorded thereing it must be a source of pleasure to each student to read the results of his own talents and of his school's achievementsg and to the public it must be a bookof record or information. If it is not all this and more, which we feel it must be, we, the editors, will feel that we have fallen short of our goal which we so eagerly strived to reach. -ASSISTANT EDITOR. School Finance We have had a prosperous year! Money came in from all direc- tions! Student Bcdy dues this year were one dollar, and at the beginning of the school term we collected that amount from every- one wishing to become a member of the Associated Student Body. A given ticket admitted the holders to all league games of basket ball and baseball. We started school last fall with fifty dollars and are going to leave next yea1"s Student Body something over two hundred dollars after paying out four hundred for athletic goods, financing the new high school campaign, printing this issue of The Alert, supporting a Lyceum course and paying many miscellaneous bills to the amount of more than two hundred dollars. You will probably ask where all this money comes from. One way has already been mentioned-the Student Body dues. The main source, however, from which we receive our funds is the basket ball games. From one game alone 33199.50 was cleared. We are certainly proud of our athletes. They have achieved many honors this year and we will 41,3 long remember them for that. Moreover, they are the OIIGS who bring three-furths of the money into the school treasury and what- ever they want, within reason, should be given them. Then, we had the Lyceum this year which we were able to put "over" with a marked success financially. An Operetta is to be put on before school closes and big returns are expected from it. So you see we have quite an institution, which has benefited the public and helped to instill a great sense of responsibility into the lives of the students. ' --THE TREASURER. E ORGANIZA TIONS Assoczbtefl Student Body COLORS: Blue and Gold OFFICERS President .....,. ..................,.,..,., C harles Roberts Secretary ....... .,... . Bertha Gollong Treasurer .,...............................,.,.....,,. D. Leland Curtis In assuming the office of president held by James Howard until a change of residence necessitated his resignation, Charles Roberts has successfully steered the Student Body through its administration. The year has been a good one, busy and successful. We have decided many of the vital questions which have arisen during the past year concerning student conduct and welfare and all business relating to student affairs has been handled by student officers. The Student Body acting as a whole made a very lasting impression in its plea for a new school building. The Lyceum course arranged for by the Associated Student Body with the University of California was a marked success both from a social point of view and from financial point of view. We have helped to support the Chautauqua, the Red Cross campaign, and have given of our means to the needy. So much for what we have done. Our Associated Student Body government is a democracy. None of its officers are members of the faculty, who, however, are honorary members but do not have a vote. They enjoy all the privileges accorded to students. Mr. Ratzell is our official advisor and his veto is generally honored. So far, we have had none of our motions or actions vetoed. This speaks well for the personnel of our Student Body. Our treasury is one of the largest in the state. At any time we can pay all our debts and still have a large amount of money left. We do not have to call special meetings, H assess special fees, and have all the fun of collecting t11e special taxes. Better than that, we can write out regular checks for needed amounts any time they are called for. We have had a very active social year with class "doings" every week or so, lectures now and then with school concert.s mixed between, carnivals, and picnics, and receptions, oh boy! The final doing of the year will be the "Isle of Chance," a frolicking, rollicking operetta. Let the following years be as pleasant as this and we will all be happy and well. We have been fortunate in having an excellent Executive Coin- mittee for the term. This is the most important committee of the school and the members have met faithfully each week to discuss student legislation. Much of the praise for the year's accomplish- ments and success is due to this board and intelligent Committee. Members-Charles Roberts, Bertha Gollong, D. Leland Curtisg Doris Olson, senior representative, Eivind Knutsen, junior represen- iativeg Paul Brockway, sophomore representativeg Erle Henricksen, freshman representative. A in Art Club We feel proud to say that the art club formed in 1920 has steadily progressed and owes this to the untiring efforts of Miss Reston, its art instructor. The club has had a very pleasant custom of having a special event the first Monday of every month. Its candy pull and ice cream party will be long remembered and cherished by all who participated. Two other social functionswere trips to Chetestor Bridge and Foxe's Grove. This year twenty-six posters for May Day were made by the art students. These posters were charmingly beautiful and the local people who officiated as judges in selecting the best decided that Miss Christina Kraft should receive first prize, Miss Weva Wakefield second, Miss Opal Cotton third, and Misses Edna Schendel, Lenore Post and Astrid Ornberg honorable mention. The annual art exhibit on May Day, supervised by Miss Reston, was a decided success. 4 "lt is the glory and good of Art That Art remains the one Way possible Of speaking truth." We are glad that Turlock High School, growing in all its varied activities, has equally developed in artistic lines. 115 Dmmatics :El "The play's the thing." -Shakespeare. In the fall of 1919 an important meeting was called for the pur- pose of again organizing a dramatic club. As is the case with most young people, the stage appeals to us-why many of us actually want to be actors and actresses, so just naturally a large number of interested students responded to the call and the club was organ- ized. Much credit is due to Miss Coleman for her able supervision and direction which caused dramatics to be so successful this year. The dramatic and debate clubs have co-operated this term and a number of very entertaining farces were given in connection with the debates. "Bills," "Six Cups of Chocolate," "The Aunt from Cali- fornia" and "Rosalie" were the delightful playlets of the season. On the freshman reception program was a farce entitled "The Maniac." It is indeed very serious business when two people are tossed into each other's company, each thinking that the other is insane. The two players in this particular farce acted their parts to perfection. In May the Junior class presented in Turlock's new west side theatre a splendid comedy in three acts, "Looking for Mary Jane." There were twelve interesting characters who were exceptionally well por- trayed. The comedy was very well attended and enjoyed to the utmost. Each year our school's talent bubbles forth more and more in dramatics. The interest in this phase of school life is very keen both among the students and citizens of Turlock. 4 6 CAST, "LOOKING FOR MARY JANE BOYS' GLEE CLUB BAND Music LE: Music is the soul of the joy of life-the companion of its sorrows. In all phases of life and experience music inspires noble thoughts and high ambitions. It is not only the inspiration, but the relaxation and recreation, of the life of T. H. S. It is the great force whereby we prove our talents. The musical talent of our school under the accomplished leadership of Mr. Williams, was well proved in the concert which was given at the Methodist church on March 19th. The girls' glee club, of seventy-five voices, furnished music that was indeed a credit to us. With the addition of selections from the boys' glee club and several instrumental numbers we were able to make this concert a grand success. The band likewise has been a valuable asset to us as it furnished all the necessary jazz for the May Day Festival. It has also made trips to surrounding towns, playing for May festivals, etc. With the combined efforts of the boys' and girls' glee clubs, and the talented direction of Mr. Williams, we will be able to put on this year an operetta, which will be given in the new Turlock Theatre on June 7th. We are sure "The Isle of Chance" will prove one of the most successful features of entertainment this year, and will make T. H. S. famous for its music department. l Agriculture :E Theodore Roosevelt has said, "Upon the development of country life rests ultimately our ability, by methods of farming requiring the highest intelligence, to feed and clothe the hungry nations, to supply the city with fresh blood, clean bodies and clear brains that can endure the terrific strain of modern life." Turlock High School realizes that agriculture is, in fact, the fundamental human question and its interest in this direction is strong. The agriculture class of 1919-1920 has made wonderful progress since it has not been ham- pered by the influenza as was the class of 1918-1919. It first took up the study of animal husbandry and is now studying horticulture and vegetable gardening. The class made many trips to ranches while it was studying animal husbandry. Two ranches visited are well known in the state, one was Lamb's hog ranch and the other 50 Strader's dairy. A pig club was formed under the leadership of Mr. Jungerxnan and Mr. Kyle, who was our local adviser. It was formed too late in the year so noiprizes have been awarded as yet. The club had two visits from the University Advisor, Mr. Heagen, in regard to the pig club, and in regard to forming a grain sorghum club with the idea in View of feeding the pigs on the grain through the coming summer. We have had a full and a fine year. l Shop Notes il Because so little is known of one of our most practical and modern classes, we are pleased to tell our readers of the automobile repairing class in which enthusiasm runs high. The course this year has been a real success. The boys have learned more in a short time under the able supervision of an expert mechanic than they could gain from years of hard experience. The idea of this class is to help those who desire to learn something about the subject that will be of use to them in everyday life. The shop is open tolall who wish to take advantage of this opportunity to learn. Wewhave had representatives from the Junior College, Modesto, Ceres, and Turlock, as well as from the students in regular attendance at the high school. Auto repairing is a big subject and a' conscientious student will find that it requires as much time and study as any other subject in the high school curriculum. Most of the course this year was spent in actually doing the repair work, but the last few weeks were devoted to the theoretical side of the work. Theory alone is useless but theory and practice work combined make a com- plete study. The shop was originated and developed under Mr. McCready, and it is entirely due to him that the class has been so successful. He is an ideal teacher and thoroughly understands auto repairing in every stage of the game. Hveymakes his boys' work hard and "bawls 'em out" if they do something wrong, but, if you want to study auto repairing, come to him. Ill V IE il l 51 Girl 'S' Cadets With our culture in the arts, in intellectual ways, and in very practical and useful ways, we also have developed discipline and a healthful bodily training by means of our cadet service. Oh, yes, girls "take it" too hard and are ready at the command: Companies A and B At-ten-tion!! They snap into position, making one straight l'ne. Then the roll is called by Captain Lois Child and Captain Thelma Worrell to see who is "ditching" drill, as the girls say. The girls' cadets were organized for the first time last year. They were such a success then that two companies, A and B, were organized in September, and were drilled practically the Whole year by Lieutenant- Adjutant Jack Tomlin, who had a great deal of patience in drilling them. May Day the cadet girls were very attractive in their white dresses, dark shoes and dark hats. They also proved to the people that they could keep step, obey orders, and refrain from laughing or talking. A girl can do anything if she tries. Although the girls' cadets have been a success this year, it is getting warm and they are all wishing that the day may soon come when the Lieutenant-Adjutant will say for the last time: "Com-pan-ies Dis-missed!!!" 1 B0y's Cadets The cadet service has become a very important adjunct to the Turlock High School curriculum, and every boy who aspires to be a "regular fellow" is anxious to be as important a unit thereof as pos- sible. It has made many of us ambitious, and we are told that ambi- tion is the proper thing although it was bad for Caesar. Last year We were able to organize two companies while this year we are proud of having formed three, well drilled and officered. We want to be respectful to our superior officers but it does seem strange that the great Adjutant-General of the State of California cannot spare us a few real guns. With guns and enough sabers we would make a splendid showing. True, there are no guns, but our ingenious Colonel 52 has provided us with a rifle range, at no expense to the Board of Education, but to the excruciating pain and agony of the poor rookie who has received demerits. The big event of the year was the May Day festival held on the high school campus, in which the cadets took an active part. They received great applause and flowers were strewn in their path as they gallantly marched down Locust street and in various movements demonstrated what wonderful results may be obtained in cadet drill where the good people of a city provide its sons with such "broad acres" for drilling grounds. The personnel of our commissioned officers is as follows: Major, Leland Curtis, Battalion-Adjutant, .lack Tcmling Lieutenant Quartermaster, Howa1'd Converse, Sergeant Major, Perry McPherreng Color Sergeant, Dall- man Lucid. Company 57: Captain, James Howard, First Lieuten- ant, Ronald Browng Second Lieutenant, Ernest Lewis. Company 56: Captain, Floyd Soderquistg First Lieutenant, Herbert Newman, Sec- ond Lieutenant, George Kyle. Company 55: Captain, Charles Rob- ertsg First Lieutenant, Russel Bonerg Second Lieutenant, Bruce Pier- son. Seriously, earnestly, and honestly speaking, we do love the wqirk and we are loyal to our cadet body. l Debating We have not been so successful in debating this year as in pre- vious years for thereason that when the debate club was organized last fall only one former debater re-entered. On account of this fact no real team was chosen to take all the league debates. However, eight teams of intelligent young people, splendidly upheld Turlock against its opponents. Even if seven teams lost the judges' decisions they at least gave their audiences many of the thrills which only the fire and flash of clashing arguments can give. Their losses in a sense are gains since they have inspired new and higher aims toward greater intellectual attainments. Our one victory from Modesto was hailed with great rejoicing for it has saved us from being completely defeated in the debating field this year. However, we expect better fortune next year, because although the society was made up of raw material this year, since the debaters were for the most part sopho- mores, it contains good material and has great possibilities as a club. 53 gjff-115-f-,-1,3 - - J ' X , gi? - L V T, - , , T155 1,1-fy?--Mdfiyl-, -1 i -K A, . .,, ,, , fx A I Z ffm 5.1 1 X: K Q -Q Q -I V lg! , ,Ng , V Y- . . A, . if Adil , 5-.m3f'9Q ' vw' H - wm52a,w- UQ' -K' .--jQ,--1'.N- 3.3 lj ,A wa. ngglgggsw' mg? 1 ,gtg , f Q fiLLM,3,lg .-.4 . .' V, ' " , . ' f Q- A H" f , - 5 ' W4 ff H uf! ' - f 1 v .2 , - .-..l.Q.',Ai,.,..,....1 if , 13 , , Q f ' r " 'vuiiff .1N"'n2" 1' .l 5 H ' " ' -f 5 Sf - ' V, , ., , wlmwm. , Q, E ,V Y ' ,- . 1 - , ' - - A , .m,.. +I ., L? 1.43, pi' o-'46 4 x t , ,T , A ff ,sur .f. .f Z 'Lx ' AUTO REPAIR CLASS CA DET STAFF GIRLS' CADETS CTOpJ COMPANY A fBott0mJ , XJ, ., . A I ,--- r. - " 1 F ' ' ' " ' ' 4' L5 uk X I -W" - ' .,-j'L--1- '- . . .,m-4' , ' '-M, -", L ,-,W ,Q x,,Li,.. ,ll ..,,.- ,- .- -5+ ga ,. -. J-QP:ik'.::,1?g-if' Zh. P .V v ' ru- -lr 4.5 ,LQ ,- ' .-.," 4, -gg,,,w.e.gL5LJ,,g's.,pf'.g, "" , -' - 'f' - 4- 1,4 , ,A Z, ' .? .- .-... -v ' ,, ,. WM' ,,,. 1- . , rifw? DEBATING CLTLTB COMPANY B CTODJ COMPANY C fB0tt0mJ I Alumni l Ever increasing throng! Echoes of school days gone! From Dreams of youth to lifes stern song, The Alumni sweeps along! It is with reluctant hearts that Seniors leave dear old T. H. S. The good times they had there are always to be remembered. 'Tis true they are not leaving all of the good times of life but what is more inspiring and enjoyable than the companionship of many school mates! We must all go forth, with courage, to meet the sadness and the joy of the big outside World. For the boys it's college or workg for the girls, college work, or housekeeping. Each one must make his choice. How our Alumni are succeeding! We are proud of them! Look at our boys who went overseas. Oh, we will remember them even if We never see all of them again. Do you not suppose the influence they received at T. H. S. ofttimes made the battle easier to fight and victory seem nearer? Look at our doctors, dentists, teachers, nurses, lawyers' and musicians! ls not every one helping in his or her Way toward the betterment of humanity? It is with a burst of pride in our hearts that we hear of the splendid workrour alumni are doing in colleges. They are keeping our standards up. 'Nor must we forget our Alumnia who have taken the vows of "man and wife." May they ever be remembered, for although their work never receives a diploma it is one of the most necessary social functions and keeps the world rolling for you and me. We are proud of each one for all give us just cause to be. Now, as the present Seniors, future alumni, join your happy throng may they furnish as great an inspiration to dear old T. I-I. S. as those of tl1e past and present. Although you have left us, idear alumni, you are not forgotten. Always remember that your school- mates are still watching you and the good examples you set furnish ideals for us. A -Domus EDDY, izo. 50 Exchanges rs.: Here's hoping that on Fortune's face You'll never see a frown, And that the corners on your mouth May never be turned down. If you want your school to be on the same plane as the other schools just cultivate your "Exchange Department." The fact that you are constantly receiving books and papers from other schools not only shows the mental, moral, and physical ability of the stu- dents therein, but it also gives you the opportunity of seeing just xx here your school stands in both athletic and social activities. Among the many books and papers received in this department l wish to state that the following are the best: "The World," St. Paul, Minn., is a monthly paper worthy of praise and above criticism. The cartoons, the jokes, and the athletic de- partment are especially noteworthy. Please do not forget us next year. "'lhe Collegiate," Sarina, Canada. Your annual is a splendid paper, full of humor. All departments are well developed. I believe that a few more pages of snapshots would add greatly to its attrac- tiveness. Don't forget us. We like to hear from our neighbors. "Ymer's Brond," Patterson, Calif. You have a neat book for a small school. A little more speed and you'll be all right. Hope we hear from you again. "Litoria," Fowler, Calif. It is with heavy hearts that we accept this opportunity to pass judgment on your paper. We would suggest that you add to your literary department and leave out the advertise- ments. We missed the pictures of the three lower classes. Your paper seems to be chiefly a senior book. Why not have the whole school help with it? "The Outlook," Sacramento, Calif. Your social activities surpass those of any other school. "Lots of pep" seems to be your motto. Keep it up. Your school is to be admired. Numerous requests have come from different parts of theconti- nent for our annual. We shall endeavor to fulfill all requests and desires this year with a bigger, brighter, and more prosperous "Alert." -WALTER BROWN, '21, 60 QQQEATHLETICSEQQKQ lll0TTO.'---"Fighting Hard and Fairly to Conquer" Girls ' Athletics In my estimation basket ball heads the list of sports for girls' athletics. Our team was handicapped this year, however, as it was unable to procure games because the sourrounding schools have disbanded so many of their teams. ' Challenging seven schools we received games from two, playing Gnstine with the score in our favor reading 21-17, and in the return game winning by one point, 15-14. The teams were well matched, and the game was intensely interesting as revealed by the score. Gustineltreated us royally with a big "tamale feed" after the game, and perhaps Goldie will tell you about the whipped cream cake, or Alice about the chauffeur and the chewing gum. The return game on our own court had even the boys standing wild-eyed and open-mouthed. Speed and team-work won out, and any particulars about why they had to call the doctor for Gladys' guard or where she got her black eye, she'll gladly supply. We then played Chowchilla on our court winning by a score of 24-9. This game wasn't quite so hair-raising, but kept us busy. The reason why we have such a snappy good team is, of course, because there are five seniors on it, but with Lily and Goldie to start the new one the future generations need not worry. Having won every game both this year and last we feel confident in saying that ours is an "A No. 1 team" and they are sports to the finish. LINE-UP: . Guards-Lily Dimberg, Alice Vartanian. Center-Weva Wakefield. Side Centers-Juene Coper, Goldie Olson. Forwards-Nellie Stahl fCapt.l, Gladys Olson fMgr.J. 1 E15 TENNIS There are fifty-two girls playing tennis, before school, after school, and during school. 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'NOS'IO 'N S1c1vf10- ..iS0!19IlI1V .S1110 asuw 9111111 adn ll 9112110 1110 Qu100,, 'S 'H '11, 12 DISH .1050 S12511S91 5251 521111 111111112911 pu2 911b1u11 1S01u 0111 10 0110 110 111d 501111, '112q 591105 pu2 'SSDIIHD 11101 '111.1p 12111291 110111 95211 S0Ss210 1un1S2111u52 91111, WHISVNWAD EE Luo KBIII O1 S111100 OAA1 XIHO p112 'S1111191 52111 1S11111 XSGAA 11020 001551 01d091I 0551-51111 u911m '111001 'IUOOJ '1111001 .IOJ ,1115011 Basket Ba!! il The Team Forwards--Fowler, Main, Lucid. Centers-Clifford, Curtis. Guards-Pierson fCapt.j, Zipser, Wallstrom. LEAGUE GAMES 1. Once again our first league game waswith Modesto. In a clean and fighting game, we won. Score, 42-29. 2. It has never fallen to Rip0n's lot to make us extend ourselves on our own court. Score, 44-24. ' 3. The third league game took place on Oakdale's court. We were handicapped by the low ceiling and the smallness of their gym, and lost ahard-fought game. Score, 27-17. 4. The game with Denair was playedon Denair's dirt court and turned out to be the roughest of the year. With all their rough play- ing, we came out on top. Score, 31-21. 5. In the next game Hughson was easily outclassed. Practice a little, Hughson! Ward played a wonderful game. Score, 44-12. 6. Ceres defeated us on her dirt court. We were handicapped by unfortunate circumstances. Score, 17-15. ' 7. Denair forfeited to us rather than take a lacing at our hands. 8. On Ripon's court and after a very cold ride, we suffered our third league' defeat. It was this defeat that put us into a triple tie. Had our guards played their regular game, we would have won. Score, 26-25. ' 9. Oakdale came to Turlock with fond hopes, but unfortunately for her she needed better players. We needed this game to put us in the running in the league so we showed her our heels and won easily. Score, 33-19. 10. Hughson follows Denair's practice and forfeits. 11. Although we played on an outside court, the return' game with Modesto was fast and furious and anybody's until the final whistle blew. Clifford and Main won tl1e game in the last two min- utes of playj Score, 16-14. 12. Ceres forfeited her return game with us. It was lucky for you, Ceres, for we planned to send you home the worse for wear. This game tied up the league. b 13. As the league was tied up, it fell to our lot to go to Oakdale to play there in her "cheese-box? This turned out to be our hardest game. It was necessary to play the tie three times but at the end of 65 "JOE" C ' RPENTER POACH PIERSON LUCTD BA SKET BALL BA SEBA .LL BONER CVTFFORD TEN NTS TRACK the third extra five minutes we came off the winner. Zipser showed that he was a big man although he, weighed only 120 pounds. Score, 42-38. 14. In order to wi11 the league, it was necessary to defeat Modesto because of the triple tie so we handed her a good beating to show our class at last. Score, 45-16. 15. We were now entitled to play Fresno for another champion- ship. Due to the smallness of the court we played under a handicap, and we were many pounds out-weighed. Our team put up an excel- lent fight with Fowler starring, but we lost to a good team. Fresno, it was your turn to come to Turlock! Had we won, we would have been entitled to play for the State title. Beter luck next time! Score, 28-16. , A Besides league games, five practice games were played. Games won, 15. Games lost, 5. SECOND TEAM Thinking it unfit for a school of Turlock's size to be represented only by a first team, the second went forth in quest of foes. They 66 I were not successful each time but played hard and consistent games. Our second team deserves much credit, for without a good second it would be impossible to make a good first team. LINE-UP: Forwai-dseconvers, R. Brown, Bedwell. Center-Tomlin. ' Guards-Lewis, McPherreu, Kyle, H. ii 'i A 120-POUND TEAM' e In order to give the little fellows a chance to show their worth a few games were arranged for them. It is too bad that these fellows have not the 'SiZ8,jQ for their team-work and speed would putrmany first teams to shame. ' ' ' ' LINE-UP: ' Forwards-Hoglund, Capt.-3 J. Brown. Center-Zipser. . - ' r Guards-Hohenthal, Adams. . ' TRACK 'PEA M of Base Ba!! As our paper goes to press before the baseball season is ended, it is necessary to give results of our 1918-1919 seasonf Last year we won the County Championship without the loss of a game, but we were unable to play for the state title because our local season ended too late to enter. Thus far this season we have been unable to play many games. We expect to make an exceptional showing this year for the team is made of eight veterans and there is an abundance of new material on hand. Besides, we believe that we have a big league pitcher in Lefty Borden, from his last year's record. Prospects are bright for another championship. U W LINE-UP: Pitchers-Borden and Swager. Catcher-N. Strader. First Base-Curtis. Second Base-Lucid, Capt. Third Base-Fowler. Shortstop-S. Strader. Fielders-Zipser, Ferguson and Pierson. GAMES Turlock, 10-Hilmar, 0. Turlock, 5-Modesto, 6. Turlock, 3-Merced, 3 Q10 inningsg calledj. Turlock, 10-Hilmar, 1. Games won, 23 lost, 13 tied, 1. E E Tracie IE ' It is still the same old cry, "Give us a track and we will win." Without any practice three men were able to make places in the county meet at Modesto. They won places because of their natural ability. Captain Clifford won the mile without even trying, and placed second in the 880, which he could easily have won, had he been trained. Tomlin took a fourth place in the mile. Borden took third in the 100 yard dash, and placed fourth in the 200 yard dash. These fellows, if trained, would have won all their races easily. 68 T enmk Tennis is beginning to play an important part in our athletics. As yet, We do not know what kind of material we have on hand. In the coming county tournament to be held in Turlock soon, We feel our tea. niwill make a good showing. Captain Boner and Brown look good in the singles, While Clifford and Lucid make excellent doubles. IE i 1 3 1 1 4 i l I I l w TENNIS TEAIVI 7.7 The Big "TU Society lil Honorary Member-Clarence J. Carpenter Baseball Basket Ball Track Tennis SENIORS- 4 Lucid ',,.'V-- 4 aa :cz Curtis ....... i' - Pierson ..... -- Tomlin Brown ....... JUNIORS- Clifford ..... ' if - Fowler ...... Main ,........... S. Strader Ferguson ........... SCPHOMORES- Borden .............. l V Wallstrum ..... N. Strader ...... FRESHMEN- Zlpser ................ X I Swager ,............. Denotes how many times each player received a T. -- means captain in sport. C E1 E Some I fs If the Senior boys were spinning tops would Thelma Worrell her t11l1'lTlbS? If all the other Sophomore girls were considered "cute" what would Dorthy Ingelsby? If the little Freshies were playing Tap the Finger in General Science would Miss Eva Mae Hyde behind the desk? If Prof. Ratzell would grant us permission to have a high school dance what would Mary Blair Grant? If the Freshies were given the task of looking for peanuts hidden by the upper classes on different places about the campus would Miss Gertrude Hunt with them? If vinegar is sour is Bertha Sweet? If Mark Warren was sent out of the study hall for bad behavior would George Gotobed? If Leland Curtis took an aerial flight would Norma Loop the loop? Tl BASE BALL '20 f H. C. of L. Mr. Carpenter Qin Historyj-"A nickel today is worth practically nothing. If you buy a nickel's worth of chocolate candy you only get one piece because that is the least they could give you." Mr. Lawson fshoveling coal in stovej-"I bought a nickel's Worth of candy the other day and the clerk bit the piece in two." Question in History III-What is it that is bringing over the emi- grants to this country? James Brown-"Steamshipsf' Q Remczrlzable Remarks Miss Johnson-"Does anyone want any paper to scratch on?" Beverly Vierra-"I want that can of compression for Ford cars." C. J. Carpenter-"I don't get any kick out of loving a girl when 100 people are watching." Miss Reed-"Look at the pecple who are4absent!" Miss Hunt-"I'1l give you arsenic for your next lesson." Paul Swager-"I read about 'Joan the Insane'-was she crazy?" Lucy Dickey ftaking drillj-"My, itfs as hot as election day." Dolly Lucid-'Tm sure mad, I ran all the way from the shop and Miss Shaffer isn't here yet-think I'll go back and walk." ' Bob Fowler-"I'n1 going out to Biology and find out why Worms haven't any hips." Mr. McCready-"Boys, where is that round hammer that's pointed?" Bruce Pearson-"They're so near that they're close." - Marie Meier-"Why 'donlt they fill balloons with vacuum?" Mr. Carpenter--"The land up-in Sonora is so dry you couldn't raise your hat on it." In Me11z0riam FRESHMAN- SOPHOMORE- Milk famine, Conceited, Not fedg Swelled heady Starvation, Burst Cranium, He's dead. He's dead. JUNIOR- SENIOR- Foiled fair one, . Hard lessons, Hope fled g No bedg Heart broken, Brain fever, He's dead. He's dead. 73 'V I Mug ai . .., S+", - .-- 1 , .-- V ---H'--1 1: .ff V -rg Y A' - Q. 4:12. T, 4 ' Vp.-. - x Y ,- . ,ff 2- - .qi 4-' As -G W Y if?-il il A '72,-...ge ff,-,M ,fl u 49005. Our Janitor Our janitor, we pity him As all good people mustg Ev'ry morning, poor Mr. Lawson Again returns to dust. Such a Complaint Miss Plummer, explaining the methods of a difficult problem- "Now, if you get that in your head, you have it all in a nut shell." Clever Mr. Carpenter in History-"Up in my home town whenever an Indian dies all the other old warriors and squaws squat by the body and bawl all day." Rudolph F. with sudden inspiration shouts-"Squatter sover- eignty!" Stranger in Turlock-"What's that coming down the street?" Resident-"That's the High School girls' cadet company out drilling." Stranger-"Oh, I thought it was the girls from a convent going for a walk." Soph.-"How many subjects are you carrying?" Fresliie-'Tm carrying one and dragging the other three." Why We Don't Study "When you have studied all night, And your lessons are all right, Who calls on you to recite? Nobody!" Higher Mathefvzatics To prove-"A" cat has three tails. Proff.-"No" cat has two tails, but "A" cat has one more than "No" cat. "A" cat has three tails. A H ot Place Miss Reed in English 17-"Ernest, put yourself in the Fallen Ange1's place." 76 K C ds, m Em W L. ,. 1, -, IL: Q A ,EXIT asm: 5, Y---f 5 J "Z 4 -'ii rv-1 What ls Education? Miss Hunt to Biology student-"Tell me how to make beer." Student-"I don't know." Miss Hunt-"Well, your education isnit complete without it." Speaking of Insects Miss Shaffer in History-"What did the Pope summon?" Eugene-"Worms" fmeaning the Council of Wormsj. Mr. Ratzell fin Econ.J-"If I had some books on a train and the train was wrecked at the Tuolumne river by the breaking of the dam, who would be responsible for the books? " Orlena G.-"The Dam Co." Miss Schmidt in English IV-"Russel, won't you please give a Thrift Stamp speech in Assembly tomorrow?" Russell-"No, thanks! It's just like death, I don't know anything about it? Judging by Size Doris E. fin Econ.J-"If I should buy my ticket to ride on the stage and then go up town to do an errand and when I came back found all the seats in the stage taken, where would I ride?" Dan B.-"In the tool box." A green little Junior, In a green little way Some chemicals -mixed for fun one dayg Now the green little grasses, Tenderly wave, o'er the green little J unior's Green little grave. Miss Schmidt Qin Englishl-"Is there anyone who hasn't a Ham- let?" Howard-"I haven't." Miss Schmidt-"Why not, Howard?" Howard-"They wonft charge it? Green Recruit Officer-"Three demeritsf' Cadet-"I-Iuh? " Officer-"Three more." Mrs. Ambrose fin Commercial Arit.J1T:Dan, if you didn't know how many sq. ft. in a sq. yd. how would you find out?" Dan-"Look in the book." 79 A Bit of Advice Miss Reed-"Why didn't you come to school yesterday?" Goodie-"Head, the doctor said." - Miss Reed-"You didn't need a doctor to tell you that." Miss Mark fin Study Hallj-"As Miss Read has such a cold and can't talk she wishes me to tell you that the bell has rung." Russell-"Can she hear?" Marie Meier, upon entering the rocm caused Leland to exclaim- "I think I see double." , The Point Miss Hunt fin Biologyj-"If you don't get to work I'll have to give you an examination." Lillian-"Oh, Miss Hunt, 1,111 not doing anything." Miss Hunt-"That's just the point." Safety First Alice-"What church do you belong to, Ivan?" Ivan-"I go to the Round Church so the devil won't catch ln! around the corner." Miss Shaffer fin Historyj--"No officer of the Catholic chiirfh can get married." Eugene-"Can't the janitor?" . Advice Be careful girls, if you are Wise, And do not make a breakg You'll find the boy with dreamy eyes ls very wide awake. ef S2 K Q . EIQTUITUF Alstrom, Alfred Cf. Anderson, Leonne Arnold, Chester Beauchamp, Mabel Berg, Hazel ' Borquist, Louise Britton, Kathleen Colburn, Myrtle Crowell, Ella Dickey. 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