Turlock High School - Alert Yearbook (Turlock, CA)
- Class of 1920
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Text from Pages 1 - 92 of the 1920 volume:
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VOL. XII TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA, JUNE 1920 NO. 4
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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
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Clarence j. Carpenter Cast-"Lookin for Mary
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
Song of Evening
An Imaginary Landscape
For Sale- A Ford
Policies of The Alert
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Auto Repair Class
Girls' Cadet Co.
Co. A, Co. B, Co. C
Girls' Basketball Team
Captains and Coach
The Big "T" Society
l n Memoriam
Snap Shots and Jokes
Honor Roll for 1919-20
Principal, J. Perry Ratzell, 1917 ....,...
Vice- Principal, M. K. Martin, 1911 ......
Dean of Junior College.
Helen Coleman, 1915 ....,.............
Mary Blair Grant, 1915 ......
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
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 .......,....
glfaritliies uf the glfanulhg
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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,
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NELLIE STA!-IL IRENE JOHNSON
HELEN CONNER FLORA THOMAS
JAMES HOXYARD '
PIJAIRE DAHLIN GLADYS OLSON
DOROTHY JAY MARGARET SHIEI DS
JUENE COOPER GRACE LEETIOM
RUBY LINDBLAD ALICE VARTANIAN
GERALDINE DRAKE KATHLEEN BRITTON
ELLA CROVVELL DORIS OLSON
EDXVINA PAXSON FRANCES POR'I'ERF'TEI IJ
MARJORIE DOCKI-IAM GLADYS DOCK
HARRY E. PIERSON
MARIE MEIER' NIARGARET HARDER
VVEVA XVAKEFIELD CECELIA EMMINGER
D, LELAND CURTIS
MARGARET O'BRlEN FRANCES BRIER
GOOD-B YE OLD SCHOOL
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.
ALICE BERGENDAHL INIABEL JOHN SON
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
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
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 .
.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
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.
The freshmen entered the school last September with a class of
one hundred and ninety-eight members, but as usual we felt rather
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.
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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,
An Imaginary Lcma'Sccz,IJe
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-
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,
" 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
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.
FOR SALE---A FORD
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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,
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Assoczbtefl Student Body
COLORS: Blue and Gold
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,
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,
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.
"The play's the thing."
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.
CAST, "LOOKING FOR MARY JANE
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
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.
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
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.
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.
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!!!"
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
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.
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.
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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
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.
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
"'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,
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.
Guards-Lily Dimberg, Alice Vartanian.
Side Centers-Juene Coper, Goldie Olson.
Forwards-Nellie Stahl fCapt.l, Gladys Olson fMgr.J.
There are fifty-two girls playing tennis, before school, after
school, and during school. Do you wonder that we "put up such a
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Forwards--Fowler, Main, Lucid.
Guards-Pierson fCapt.j, Zipser, Wallstrom.
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.
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
"JOE" C ' RPENTER
BA SKET BALL BA SEBA .LL
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,
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.
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
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.
Forwai-dseconvers, R. Brown, Bedwell.
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
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
Pitchers-Borden and Swager.
Second Base-Lucid, Capt.
Fielders-Zipser, Ferguson and Pierson.
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.
' 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
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.
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.
The Big "TU Society
Honorary Member-Clarence J. Carpenter
Baseball Basket Ball Track Tennis
Lucid ',,.'V-- 4 aa :cz
Curtis ....... i' -
Pierson ..... --
Clifford ..... ' if -
Borden .............. l V
N. Strader ......
Zlpser ................ X I
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
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?
BASE BALL '20
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?
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
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."
Milk famine, Conceited,
Not fedg Swelled heady
Starvation, Burst Cranium,
He's dead. He's dead.
Foiled fair one, . Hard lessons,
Hope fled g No bedg
Heart broken, Brain fever,
He's dead. He's dead.
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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."
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-
Stranger in Turlock-"What's that coming down the street?"
Resident-"That's the High School girls' cadet company out
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?
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
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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
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-
Miss Schmidt-"Why not, Howard?"
Howard-"They wonft charge it?
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."
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." ,
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."
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?"
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.
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