University of Southern California School of Dentistry - El Molaro (Los Angeles, CA)

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itillli ' ilWIiiillMiiiiliiiii " i 3T J ; i»V V JP t .: .. ■ ' . •♦ - ' V EL MOLARO Published bq the Senior Class School of Dentistry Universitif of Southern California T1 O ro What is EL MOLARO? An idea originated some seven years ago to record the life, times, days of one hundred individuals through four years in integration into a coordinated, intimate class of dental students. These students undergoing the metamorphosis from the lay into a professional entity, a Dentist. We have attempted to compose a history of the Class of 1957 and to perpet- uate the hybrid Spanish term " molar " to symbolize dentistry. Our hope is to organize the four years into some continuity, and while it was impossible to include every instructor and course in this school, the basic ones will be found. We wish to remember, to preserve what the dental school, its personality, idiosyncrasies, and greatness; the pages to follow tell the story. We give our thanks to the following for their aid in sponsorship of the EL MOLARO of 1957. The Aurum Company C. J. Beyer Dental Supply Company Robert E. Brown, Jr. — New England Mutual Life Insurance Company Buttress and Denner Dental Laboratory California Dental Supply Company Columbia Dentoform Corporation Curie! and Simpson Hoyt E. Cushman Dental Laboratory Dental Perfection Company, Inc. Eastern Dental Instrument Manufacturers EIroy, Randall, and Upshaw Dental Laboratory, Inc. A. L. Englehardt Company Grannis and Bisch Dental Laboratory Guggenheim Brothers Dental Supply Company Richard L. Baska and Clarence V. Herndon — The Prudential Insurance Company of America Keeling and Company — Hartford Insurance Company Los Angeles Dental Supply Company McMahan — Shell Company Midwest Dental Manufacturing Company Oral B Company O ' Rourke Diamond Company Pacific Dental Supply Company Ritter Company, Inc. Shaw Dental Supply Company Southern California State Dental Laboratory Society Valley Dental Supply The S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Company Wilkinson Company Metaiurgists Wilshire Dental Laboratory Friend, Class of 1957 Friend, Class of 1957 Dedication Administration 7 - = Wt Departments Facultq 13 Class Activities Class of 1957 25 49 C c o a D m O DONALD E. SMITH, D.D.S., F.A.C.D. This year culminates thirty-two years at S.C. ' s School of Dentistry for Dr. Donald E. Smith. Since 1925, Dr. Smith has headed the Department of Fixed Prothodontics. To him, because of his devotion to our school and our profession we humbly dedicate this edition of the EL MOLARO. His untiring efforts for dentistry, and his love of teaching have enriched the lives of all of us that have been fortunate enough to come under his guidance. As an accurately cut gem reflects numerous rays of light, so does the life of Dr. Smith re- flect itself into various facets. Facets of a warm sense of humor, of wholesome fun and jocularity, of a young heart that can be seen through his youthful haircuts and much envied sports car, which are apparent to all that know him. Dr. Smith ' s relaxing hours are spent at Rancho El Sueno, his desert home in Antelope Valley, where he can be found experi- menting with the growth and beauty of lilacs. These are but a few of the facets of the char- acter and personality of Dr. Smith which are the foundation of his dexterity, skill, creative ability, and wisdom with which he so ably counsels. A newly developed facing and pontip, and later the publication of his book on Crown and Bridge augment his many contributions to the profession. For his devotion and works. Dr. Smith was recognized and elected a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Smith ' s name has been one of the key instruments that has given the School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California the outstanding reputation which it enjoys today. ;, H W, IM Rl O Ik I H o in Q v- .- iA 7- - 4 ROBERT W. McNULTY B.A., D.D.S., M.A., F.A.C.D. iJ.i ' V:- ' A graduate of Hanover College, Indiana, in 1918, Dr. McNuIfy received at thot time the Shelby Award for scholastic achievements. From the Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1926, he received the standing of Omicron Kappa Up- silon, also the national honorary. Blue Key. Working his way through school, it was found that Dean McNulty has under- taken jobs such as chemist at U.S. Steel, musician in an or- chestra and also thai he played professional basketball and baseball. " Big Red, " as he is affectionately known, is a member of the Skull and Dagger, Phi Gamma Delta and Delta Sigma Delta fraternities, to mention only a few of his memberships. He has held many positions of service such as membership in the Chicago Dental Society, Illinois State Dental Society, of which he was treasurer and then president in 1946; a dele- gate to meetings of the American Dental Association, Council on Dental Education; Fellow of the American College of Den- tists; Federation Dentaire Internationale; member of the South- ern California State Dental Association; member of the execu- tive board of the Los Angeles County Dental Society and the American Association of Dental Schools. Dr. McNulty was appointed dean of the Chicago College of Dental Surgery in 1947. Following this high honor, he then accepted the position of dean of the School of Dentistry, University of Southern California during the year of 1950. Dr. McNulty was a four-year lettermon in college football, basketball, baseball and tennis. He frequently enjoys hunt- ing, fishing and vorious hobbies such as woodcarving and leather tooling. With these varying interests, we feel him a man well qualified in every respect to lead, direct and solve the many complex problems that arise. When dental school started, the Dean was tendered an awesome respect; as the years have passed, however, we have found a man of under- standing, great ability, a man with parental-like interests in his flock, a friend. o CD Q FRANCIS J. CONLEY, B.S., D.D.S., F.A.C.D. To this man belongs the tremendous responsibility of direction of the U.S.C. Dental Clinic. When any thing goes awry in the clinic, Dr. Conley ' s the man to see. As will be noted, however, things don ' t very often go askew in the clinic; the smooth- ness and efficiency with which the clinic runs being a tribute to this man ' s efforts. In addition, he holds the position of head of the Post Graduate Division. Dr. Con- ley is an alumnus of S.C. having received his B.S. and D.D.S. degrees in 1931. -5 o o o o o (Si Ida " Samanthy " Boehr Information Desk Ina " Tillie " Rector Secy, to Director of Clinics Irene Haneson Secy, to Director of Clinics Haidee Anderson Cashier Agnus Stevenson Cashier Glennie Ward librarian i ,, .J " H Edna Cameron Cotton Brown Sterilization gold dispensary Helen Grace Central Records Robert L. Rutherford, A.B., M.A., Ph.D. Receiving from U.S.C. his Ph.D. and all degrees preparatory to his doctors degree, Dr. Rutherford remained a loyal S.C. man by being attached to the School of Dentistry as Professor and Department Head in the basic sciences and chairman of the selection and registration committee. Among his many attributes and talents, he will be remembered as having a " green thumb " and being a suc- cessful phytologist. r Genevieve Wasley Ellei Denton Mimeograph Department Central Dispensary Thelma Arreolo Dean ' s Office Vickie Lewis Dean ' s Office Isobel Boland Secretory to the Dean James Baker Supply Manager Central Records Elsie Roseborough Maude Show Soles Technique Assistant Roger Reel Book Store Manage Effie Daniels Central Dispensary Alma Scholl Sterilization c g " 0 o o u Q 1 V. . a 10 UJ a UJ Q f t p«i Operative REX INGRAHAM, D.D.S., F.A.C.D. A son of the Midwest, Dr. Ingraham is a graduate of Mesa College, Grand Junction, Colorado, class of 1934, He received his D.D.S. from the University of Southern California in 1941. Shortly thereafter. Dr. Ingraham became a member of the operative staff and is now Department Head. He is known to us as a man of great ability, a teacher, a symbol of judg- ment and fairness, and a past master of sign language. M Rene L. Eidson, D.D.S. Lem V. Sweet, D.D.S. Henry M. Tanner, D.D.S In Memoriam Cepparao B. T. Frank Eyer, D.D.S. Ross Huntley, D.D.S. Boyce Jacques, D.D.S. Richard Jorgens D.D.S. William Zimm D.D.S. Robert Buchannan D.D.S. Jack Lake, D.D.S. Walter Koonti, D.D.S. Ellanor Schwartz, Secretary Periodontics ROBERT L. REEVES, B.S., D.D.S., F.A.C.D. Dr. Reeves is a graduate of the class of 1945 School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California. He holds the position of Associate Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics and Oral Pathology. r Howard Tyrell, D.D.S. Sylvan Schircson, D.D.S. J on Grant, D.D.S. Leonard Hurral, D.D.S. Doris Gaunt, Secretary Endodontics JAMES V. PIANFETTI, A.B,, D.D.S. Dr. Planfetti received his dental training at St. Louis University and is a graduate of 1936. He heads the division of Endodontics for the Department of Peridontics. Dudly Click, D.D.S. Boulger, D.D.S. Jack Weichman, D.D.S. Leo Gruden, D.D.S. Pedodontics CHARLES A. SWEET, JR., B.S., D.D.S. Taking his undergraduate work at University of California, Dr. Sweet received his B.S. and D.D.S. from College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1946. One of the newer additions to the clinic staff, having arrived here in 1956, Dr. Sweet is Associate Professor and Department Head of Pedodontics. i f Clinton Emmerson, Robert Heim, D.D.S .1 Roby Robinson, D.D.S. •L Lloyd Leer, D.D.S. 5urgert( MARSH E. ROBINSON, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.D. Undergraduate work being completed in 1938, Dr. Robinson entered S.C. Dental School where he was graduated in 1942. Medical School at S.C. was next and training here was completed in 1945. At present. Dr. Robinson is Professor and Department Head of Oral Surgery, since 1955. W I ' ' ! ' i - ! ' ■ ' . Ralph Alexander, M.D. Jabe Walker, D.D.S. Leeland Reeve, D.D.S. Ralph Strong, D.D.S. Charles Petty, D.D.S. Rosa Oclassen Secretary 17 Fixed Prosthodontfcs Donald E. Smith, D.D.S., F.A.C.D. A graduate of Iowa State University, College of Dentistry in 1915, Dr. Smith has been Professor and Head of the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics since 1926. , f( Guy Ho, D.D.S. Robert Willey, D.D.S. Joseph Green, D.D.S. Jack Congdon, D.D.S. Robert Olson, D.D.S. Prosthodontfcs Jane Fowkes t Frank Loll, D.D.S. Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontic Sluarl Vaughn, D.D.S. William Dickson, D.D.S. Harry Darley, D.D.S. Floyd Murphey, D.D.S. Norman Gilbert, D.D.S. Count McNoir, Technician Louis Albert, Technician John McDonald, Technician Florence Allen, Secretary Oral Diagnosis and Radiographtf William Ward Wainwright, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.D. Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Diagnosis, Dr. Woinwright is a graduate of the University of California, 1929. He received his M.S. in 1933. Dr. Wainwright is actively engaged in the dental aspects of radio-isotope re- search and is one of the leading components in this field. Men C. Parther, D.D.S. A graduate of the Class of 1917, Dr. Prather associated himself vy ith the faculty of the School of Dentistry and has dedicated his career to dental education. At the time of his retirement in the fall of 1956, he had attained the position of Associate Professor of Oral Dignosis. His service and dedication to the School of Dentistry and the Profession has been invaluable. Our regard is the highest for this much loved gentleman. ' 9 i m 1 ' ' - 11 r Elizabeth Villanyi Secretary Lester Leslie Radiologist Norman Shav D.D.S. Thomas D ' Angelo D.D.S. 19 Anatomtf RICHARD B. TIBBEY, A.B., M.A., Ph.D. Our professor of anatomy is foremost a state college man, having received his A.B. and Doctorate Degrees from the University of California and U.C.L.A. His Master ' s Degree was earned at the University of Southern California in 1935. Being a marine biologist, we were well indoctrinated in the wonders of coastal tide pools, the art of sailing, as well as the complexities of human anatomy. William McCaulley, Lab. Assistant Bacteriologti HARRISON M. KURTZ, A.B., A.M., Ph.D. Dr. Kurtz is a graduate of Oregon State College and Stanford University. He received his Doctor ' s Degree from the latter in 1952. Since that time he has been Associate Professor in Department of Bacteriology on the faculty of the School of Letters, Arts and Science. 20 LUCIEN A. BAVETTA, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Famous for his crew cut and bow ties, Dr. Bavetta will be remembered by us all for his sharp jokes and the tricks he used to play on " Inky " Harrison. A graduate of New York University in 1930 and U.S.C. in 1933, Dr. Bavetta is now professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition. He has recently returned from sebatical leave while carrying on research at the National institute for Dental Research. Biochemistrq c A Bud Poe Margaret Morehouse, Ph D. lab Assistant Biochemistry Laboratory Dental Anatomq WILLIAM P. HARRISON, D.D.S., F.A.C.D. A graduate of University of Denver in 1919, Dr. Harrison joined the faculty in 1924 and created a unique device for evaluating and judging the students po- tential by means of his now famous wax carving projects. Each year 105 students each carve a project and Dr. Harrison has preserved these carvings for the past 33 years, known affectionately as Inky, this gentleman will long be remembered. Dr. Harrison received the award of F.A.C.D. in 1938 and is now Professor and Head of the Department of Dental Anatomy and Gnathodynamics. 21 Hfstologq - Pathologtf JOHN D. SOULE, A .B., M.S., Ph.D. Receiving his Bachelor ' s Degree at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Dr. Soule continued his studies at the University of Southern California where he received his Master of Science degree in 1948 and his Ph.D. in 1952. He holds the position of Associate Professor of the Department of Histology and Pathology. p:. Roy Robinson, Lab. Assistant Robert Wood, M.D. Oral Pathologti NATHAN FRIEDMAN, B.S., D.D.S. Dr. Friedman is a graduate of Northwestern University, 1936. He now occupies the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics. How many times do I have to tell you guys what to do for a case of Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis. 22 Phqsiologq Physiology Robert M. Chew, M.A., Ph.D. Pharmacologti Pharmacology Harold J. Holt, Ph.G., D.D.S. Dental Materials Dental Materials James M. Hobbs, D.D.S. Dental Historq Dental History James C. Campbell, D.D.S. 23 I J 4 h. X. m a f p Val Clark, President 1956-57 Our years at Dental School saw a rejuvinated student council become a working body. Duties and purposes of the organization were set down in the form of a constitution, the official copy of which was framed and permanently hung in the library of the School of Dentistry. There are five student body officers, one of which is a Senior Dental Hygienlsf. The president is the pr esiding officer of the student council and also represents the Dental School on the A.S.S.C. Senate of the University ' s student government. Administration of the Student Body and class elections are under the di- rection of the first vice-president. The second vice-president is responsible for the organization and orientation of the first year dental students. A newly created office, the third vice-president, is charged with orientation of first year Dental Hygiene students. The secretary-treasurer keeps ac- count of all financial transactions, handles all correspondence and takes minutes of all meetings. The student council sponsored such activities as the Annual Christmas Dance, a school-wide golf tournament, a Senior Farewell Dance, and orientation programs for sophomores and freshmen. The members of the student council were continually striving to improve student activities and conditions and to further the best interests of the school which they served. if) Bruce Schutte, First Vice-president 1953-54 Roger Riley, Second Vice-president 1955-56 o O O c 13 Don Seivert, Secretary-treasurer 1955-57 Phil Whitener, President Bill Beazley, Vice-President Dave Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer Orientafion in a new life; new friendships, cadovers wax teefh, histology slides, fraternities. No wonder we look back on that first semester as one of confusion. It didn ' t take long to get organ- ized, however . . . carve a tooth Sunday for Dental Anatomy Monday, to the library with Gray ' s for anatomy lab. Tuesday, prosthetics lab. Thursday, Stubby ' s Friday, football game Saturday, carved tooth Sunday . . . Home away from home Class schedule, first semester. 28 - 1(11 Between 2:00 and 1:00 Although, at this time we didn ' t realize it, we were making friendships that would last us the rest of our lives. For the next four years we were to be in constant touch with these men. Our varied lives up to this time were to be a byqone era. From now on we were to be a single unit with a single purpose. Yes, a freshman dental student is a peculiar breed understood only by another of the same kind. Trading war stories. University Avenue . . . oitliough, the Technique and the Clini( corners of the campus, we would occasionally wander over to have coffee at the Commons, or to pay tuition. buildings were locoted ee what the campus loc at opposite ked like, to Fourth down pass Schoenblo to the bench. fl reporting back u txx With a background of suppressed laugh- ter, an introduction is offered The Sainted deZabo. Where ' s the nubian slave? Under the expert directorship of Vice-president Bill Beazley, the class of 1957 produced the annual Dental School Christmas Play. The production starred such academy award nominees as Don " Tibby " Adams, Roger " Benzene ring " Tibbetts, John " Big Red " Evens, and many others all worth mentioning but pictures below will recall these memories. We shall not soon forget the row of faculty members laughing harder than the rest as they saw imitators pan their actions and idiosyncrasies mercilessly, but where was Dr. Hobbs? Excuse me a minute. " Did you hear what they said? " Jungle noises. 30 No, I ' m cereal! Nuff-said Di ' I evo ' tell you guys? d|rtstntas nnh a Happg lit Vtnv 11 " Now jusf open wide! " The Christmas play sent us all home for a well earned holiday; yep nothing to do for two whole weeks . . . what? all teeth to the molars to be carved by the first? When ' d ' you say those casts had to be painted? " Ahh, Soule, are you kidding? A practical the first day back? " Oh, well, Merry Christmas everyone! a c If the shoe fits, wear it! Sterling Adams demonstrates the inguinal hernia. Cuddles and Bubbles. Land marks of the uncle Clearing the room for the Krebs Cycle. Slide 26. 31 . . . " let me in coach, I ' ll give ' em hell! " With all that ex- pended energy It seems Bill should have gotten off the ground. For the four of us it was a mighty long day, what with scabbing all morn- ing and the beach all afternoon. " You take it! ' " Don ' t go away mad Bruce, anybody can Ditch The class held what we considered, but not the faculty, a well earned ditch. Though the instructors were not cognizant of the fact, it was agreed that we needed a rest; so off we went to Playa del Rey Beach. V-olleyball, football, loafing, bridge (of course), well filled the day to capacity. What with Stan Reichal ' s flagrant act of dumping water on the card players (and his subsequent dunking in the Pacific), Bob St. Martin ' s attractive wife and bottle of Bordeu Rouge, Harold Eissman ' s icy swim in the briny deep (fiis was entirely voluntary), the day was successful, and we were ready again to fight the seemingly never ending battle of the freshman year. Chorus: Forgive Me I ' m Onlq Humor . . . . articulator, flasks, slides, pencil, wax, plaster tee — " Hold it, I ' ve got no more room. " " What ' cha mean, you ' ve got another shopping bag, don ' t ya? " " Yeh " " Okey — plaster teeth, soldering tweezers, gold, knife, lock; next! " " Now what? " " Pay the lady outside. NEXT! " " How much did you say? " " $412.76 " " Are you sure? " " Yes, now write that check, we ' ve got another hundred boys that have to get their equipment. " " Okey. " " Hey! don ' t forget your shopping bags. " And so we bewildered (and poor) dental freshmen get our first taste of dental equipment prices. At that we didn ' t even know what the hell we bought. And so home to recuperate, for the next day we had to go . . . where ... oh yes, to Owens Hall to pay tuition. Collectively we were sure we had just bought the entire University of Southern California. " Gentlemen, I ' d like you to meet Dr. Guy C. Ho. " " Dr. Ho, the freshman class. " " Thank you. Bill. " " You men know how small tenth of millimeter is? You will. " And so the wax flew, and as Dr. Ho promised we soon learned the value of tenth of millimeter (if we didn ' t it meant, " Do ova " ). " Gentlemen, this is a dead body. Your project for the year is to cut it up into little bits making sure every piece has a name. " It didn ' t take us long to get used to the act of corpus mutilation, however as it can be well remembered how the perennial stragglers — " " " " would enter the laboratory finishing up lunch. It wasn ' t at all un- usual to see a student diligently dissecting out the cutaneous branches of the facial nerve while munching on an apple. And speaking of anatomy, can we ever forget the contest of who had the largest callibrated finger? Wasn ' t it a tie between Roger Riley and Dave Thompson? Or who ' ll forget entering the lab and seeing Tibbetts and Tobin ' s cadaver sitting up on his table, smoking a cigarette, wearing Tom ' s specks, and deeply engrossed in reading the histology text? And wasn ' t it Hubert who played jump rope with the duodenum, illium, and jejunum? We must also give thanks to Lee Davis who removed all superfluous structures from cadavers before practical BS :% ill Monday Morning, 7:55. With a discussion of theory courses none would be complete without mentioning histology. Here was a class of supreme fascination to every one of us; a guessing game as to what else could be possibly asked that was neither given in lecture, nor was up those orange, violet, and green stained slides? it in the text. And as for those practicals, where the hell did he dig Sweal, You Motha ! We ' ll pass over biochemistry, as it was de- cided by the vast majority that more chem- istry was known prior to entering the class than leaving. I suppose the appetite crystal constructed by Mickey and Herb must be mentioned before leaving this subject. Pretty smooth way of avoiding the leg work of that supposedly educative research (?) paper. The first semester came, and was gone be- fore we had a chance to take a breather. We all anxiously awaited the second semester. The sophomores had told us that this is where we were to learn dentistry; and who knows more about dentistry than a sopho- more dental student? The theory was a continuation of the pre- vious months, but now we were confronted with line angles, pulpal floors, flares, pon- tics, occlusal offsets, etc., etc., etc. Those plastic teeth sure cut and chipped easily; but then they were only 28 cents apiece. " Will you look at that! " " I see it but I don ' t believe it! " " What in hell is it? " " I think it ' s a ... a ... " " By god it is, it ' s a shirt; that thing around Dr. Tanner ' s torso is a shirt! " " It hurts my eyes, I can ' t look at it anymore. " More blood was spilled, more tears were shed over our freshman bridge than any other single project for the year. None of us cried quite like poor Mort though, as he vainly tried reseating his mangled mass of Aurum back on the typodont after its fateful sojourn to the curbing in front of Stan ' s house. However, with four eager hands and a bottle of Manechevitz, a semester ' s project was completed in a single night and the deadline made. Profound thanks must be given to Waldo, who, single hondedly pulled Schoenbaum out of the prosthetic doldrums. It was our first set up, time was drawing to a close but seventy eight wasn ' t going to make it. Along came one hundred one, set up his teeth, and saved the day. Again our heartfelt appreciation, Waldo; can you imagine our class without the wit and humor, without the life and sparkle, without the ever readiness to volunteer of our ever lovin ' buddy Dick? Don ' t feel bad though Dick, Phil set the uppers on the lower and visa versa that same day. And so it went, our freshman year was history, leaving behind memories of mass confusion. Prosthetics and histology opened gapeing wounds which were later to be treated with brine and salt; dental anatomy taught us what a tooth was; crown and bridge gave us the concept of polishing gold; and the whole year gave us ulcers. 34 Fred Hansing, President Ray Johnson, Vice-President Bob Hobbs, Secretary-Treasurer Big wheels now — mighty sophomores. We l new everything there was to krnow about dentistry. After all, we had made one set of dentures, a bridge and even a few operative preparations on big plastic teeth. We could now talk on a level with men of the profession and show the new Freshmen the ropes. Ignorance was bliss. During this year we got to know our class members better. There was plenty of time for chewing the fat during the many lab courses and for making with the " jungle noises. " All in all this year proved to be one of the more enjoyable of the four year grind. oi ' ■° ' -f " 5-.v. r:;z ,m Soph, Bitch Chiono and Carbon College ' s Babe Thompson. Fore! Umpire Kindy still undecided as to what we ' i ing, soft boil or lawn bowling. play- 36 Once again it was spring and dissipated as we were, we wanted to try out the ole pitchin ' arm and to see how the batting av- erage would come out. The entire class de- scended upon Griffith Park and as the day progressed, we found many Kramers, Man- tels and outstanding footballers, too numer- ous to mention. But the next day was the same as after the freshman outing, there being the usual assortment of aching heads, Charlie horses and shin-splints. Scliufte and Tibbetts rehearse " circuit " acts. Scab Time The year rolled on despite all that would seem to keep it at a stondstill. We managed to finish the sophomore bridge and Dr. Ho received his Thanksgiving goose. By this time we had learned the ropes of the Technique Building, namely, never check oper- ative until 1:30 or 2 or whenever the department got back from " lunch. " Further enlightenment was gained by means of phar- macoloby lab, and how to compound (or rather encapsulate) aspirin, the use of congo red, and don ' t put too much soap in the tooth powder — Brady doesn ' t like it strong, and get that zinc oxide and eugenol mixture the rest of the class has been check- ing to him. The engines hummed, the wheels turned, each project was completed; and our long anticipated clinical training was becoming more and more a reality. President Hansing and the class thank Mrs. Root, Mrs. Show and Mrs. Roseborough for their mission of mercy during the past two years. Dental history lecture in progress. Tread mill in full swing. Dr. Ho acquiring a family pet. Inky receives a birthday present. (We bet the only bottle of Southern Comfort frosted with pineapple delight.) Chorus: the Darleq Hour Back from summer recess came he troops. From fhe road camps, delivery trucks, stores, and construc- tion outfits. Back from the " last real " summer to the almost forgotten drudgery of life in the dung col- ored monster basking in the fall sun on the corner of Expo, and Hoover. A group, tired of digging, paint- ing and hoisting kegs for the " Boss, " who seemingly didn ' t realize that he had a " soon to be dentist, " helping him for a fevi v eeks. Tired guys, but with a new confidence, mentally rested and ready to show all concerned that they were over the big first year and that it was all down hill the rest of fhe way. Up was the schedule of new classes, some familiar, others not. Some new Instructors, some of the same (much loved) often misunderstood friends from before. A new batch of " Tools, " most of them unrecognizable, but all very expensive; some of them raising controversy as to their actual application. Who ever heard of dental students tracing gothic archs, and what would we ever do with all that well wrapped 4 by 4 inch piece of gold colored tin foil. For that matter what did we ever do with it? At last we received those very useful paper points it had been so hard to get along without, and " By George " we would have our operative prep, models within a week or so. Seems there had been a short delay in production. " Just can ' t seem to depend on the man who makes them up for us. " So, " Girding up our loins, " we began the last phase of the learning process that was to lead us down the familiar path so popular before indoor plumbing was in vogue and deposit us in the Clinic. Once again we placed ourselves in the fond care of our beloved faculty and the Big Sophomore Year was in full swing. Looking back we will have many memories. Dr. Chew was quite certain that teeth are unnecessary in digestion. He had to admit, however, that they are quite useful for filling out upper lips. A very well organized lecturer he surrounded himself, as men in high positions often do, with an outstanding bevy of aids and counselors. Kimball Brown, a man of vast experience, especially in handling men, was a veritable tiger in the lab. He prided himself in his uncanny ability to pith frogs and shellac kymograph records, not to mention his unusual aptitude for tracking down and meteing out punishment on dry labbers. Mr. Robinson (Duhh Roy) was also there with useful information and carefully pre- pared lectures on reproduction of elephants, field mice, and oh yes. Humans. He had graphs too. Another very inspiring instructor who did wonders with his course was Dr. John Soule. Pathology really came to life under his able guidance. He was able to instill a feeling of confidence in us as he gave exam slides from another course but told us not to worry because four or five guys always flunked any- way. A very concise and exacting man in his every mannerism, he was plagued by the perennial late comers — Beazely, Beyer, King and St. Martin. They received just dues though, as watches were syn- chronized and Big Roy was stationed on the back door. The good doctor had little time to help us in fhe lab and it was rumored that he was visiting a hypnotist. Never could be quite sure whether he was the reincarnation of Captain BIy or Napolian Bonaparte. Monday afternoons were spent on the third floor lab undergoing a continuotion of Prosthetic Dentistry with Dr. Harry Darly at the helm. At the first meeting the course was briefly outlined (three hours forty- five minutes). And we were assured that anything we had missed last year wouldn ' t be learned this year. The course was cleverly conceived without a set lecture period. That way the doctor could give us the answers to " Just a thing or two that has been brought to my attention, " without interruption for the rest of the afternoon. By the end of the year we had learned our lessons well and were sure that in prosthetics, Cigars are the thing to smoke, tinfoil substitute is evil and that one sure way to pass the state board is to lacquer your fingernails, wear tennis shoes and talk with a southern drawl and drool. As it turned out, our sojourn in this department, although sometimes confusing, helped prepare us for the time when we would don our rubber raincaps and be elevated to planes of higher experience in prosthetics at the clinic. Near the end of the year we met Milady and watched her fall under the spell of fhe " Silvered Tongue " of the prosthetic phantom of a thousand letters, old scout himself. We remember the many hours spent in fhe operative lab. Dr. Sweet and company were there, usually pretty surly in the A.M., but always transformed from the " East Side Mob " to the " Happy Time Boys " after lunch at Julies. Our advancement in operative skills was evident as the price for botching the job was jumped to sixty cents plus per tooth. The study in characters continued as we were introduced to Dr. Holt and his " buddy system " exams. Mr. Brady, with the proverbial calabash, represented the School of Pharmacy and tried to drive home the finer points of pharmacology lab procedures — namely, taking roll and looking the other way. We can ' t forget Dr. Kurtz, et al, administering an excellent and still appreciated bacteriology course. And always a vote of thanks to a good friend, dentistry ' s only marine biologist, Dr. Tibby. At last we were on our way. Laden down with boxes and bags we were ready for the trek across campus. Grease the tube . . . Clinic here we come! 38 Vol Clark, President Don Kornblou, Vice-President Bob Hubert, Secretory-Treasurer The Clinic at last!! All our college work and two years of Dental School to get over to the Clinic and to live pa- tients. We were all excited and a little apprehensive at the same time. During this year we each proved to our- selves that we had been trained correctly, we could do the work and patients really weren ' t so bad after all. Several of the instructors proved to be the real hurdles, but as a group, the staff was always there to help us neophytes and their instruction showed in our favorable accomplishments. It was to be a year of hard work, plenty of nervous frustation and at times feelings that we ' d never make it. But we ail did and with lots of fun and laughs included. A good group of class officers helped make this one of our most enjoyable years in Den- tal School. A fishing trip, picnic, and Christmas party were only a few of the welcome reliefs between clinics, special assignments and our own patients. Bus and street car strikes and even a flood slowed things down for a few days, but for the most part we all earned our keep. Yes, it was to be a year we ' d never forget. Junior Picrl The Clinic was never like this. We all enjoyed the many functions during the Junior year, but the picnic was something special. Here we really got to know the fam- ilies of many of the boys es- pecially the stroller brigade. Everyone ate heartily, enter- ed into all the games, and a wonderful time was had by all. Needless to say, aching muscles prevailed in the clinic in the following week. Ray " Grandstanding It " as usual. On your mark! Delts, wives and kids enjoy- ing a picnic lunch. Before the eggs started break- All eggs still intact. 40 Carl gets an egg shampoo the house. of the Qreat Flood The S.S. U.S.C. was almost sunk this year, taking in over a foot of water in her bilges and losing most of her crew for two days. Patients cancelled and two or three students were almost sucked into storm drains valiantly trying to make it to school. But everything worked out o.k. and the clinic was soon back to normal. Getting our last big issue of equipment. Bruce and Judd stuffing the ballot box again. Carl, Ray, John and Jerry having a friendly game. Guess who has the 22 point hand? Finishing ou first clinic. 41 SborUS: Frustration 42 Frustration no other word could better describe the first year in the clinic. Not only did we all suffer from our own frustrations, but also from those of some of the instructors. J. J. " just a whisper more " Gilbert and the students ' friend Sheriff " I ' m here to help you fellows " Vaughn being good examples. The latter also being a part of the famous duo of Vaughn and Green, the greatest twosome to hit the circuit since Mutt and Jeff. The thing that amazed all of us students was how Slu and Joe always agreed on everything (bridgework, that is), even when the X-rays were studied upside down. Ah, fond memories and ulcers (if you didn ' t have a bleed- ing one you weren ' t one of the boys). Then there was Frank the magician, another important cog in the prosthodontic wheel. Here was the only man on earth that could actually disappear right in front of your eyes, when you needed teeth selected for an immedi- ate, and not reappear again for two weeks (your patient in the chair the entire time, of course). Rumor had it that it was actually all done with mouth mirrors and the hiding place was behind the small door located near the denture packing table in the lab. But the true answer to this bit of sorcery as well as to many others around the clinic, will have to be found by succeeding classes — good luck, boys, we gave it snoose and had no luck at all. Possibly the only portion of the staff that really seemed unmoved by the frayed nerves, aching ulcers, and ut- ter chaos that was constantly about them were the department secretaries. Especially those located in the pros- thodontic and periodontic offices. Here the word speed was unknown and calmness and coffee breaks prevailed. Undaunted by the fact that she was not the speediest of the secretaries, Jane feels that she should certainly be considered for efficiency honors. As many noted when she wasn ' t grinding glaze, concocting a rore ambrosia for Doc Green and Colonel Dixon, having a coffee break, addressing personal Christmas cards, telling jokes, dying her hair, dragging her heels, assuming a movie star pose, or explaining the fine points of patient man- agement to a student, or dentistry to Doctor Green, she was really quite efficient. And then came the first operative clinic. Blood pressures were at an all time high and ulcers, long since hav- ing perforated, were now having baby ulcers. Of course, no matter how good the student, he couldn ' t perform without a patient. Where to get a patient??? Dr. Conley ' s secretary was the person to see when this sort of problem confronted one. Again, in this office, as in most offices in the clinic, the student was treated like a prince (here prince, here prince!). Never did a student leave this office without the patient he need ed or a prom- ise for a patient before the dreaded clinic, and always with a smile. After cancelling your first clinic for lack of a patient and begging the operative department for another date as soon as possible so you could make up the deficit, you returned to your regular routine in the clinic, com- prised mostly of standing in one line or another, or getting " learned " by one of the female help. Other " Helpfuls " around the clinic included J. T. Ankeny, (no term could adequately explain his problem), " The Red Bear, " Robert " The Letter Writer " Buchanan, Jon and Danny, the gold dust twins of the perio department, and Leonard " The Lion " Hural. Can we forget this individual ' s unique ability to draw the best out of a student in the presence of a patient? But if all these hurdles weren ' t enough to break the spirit of the student, there was always the " chair affair " to which to look forward. A little background is needed here to realize the justifiable means by which this whole problem arose. For many years now classes have been limited to 105 students a year. Junior and Senior classes combined, thus, would have a sum total of approximately 210 — less a few fortunates who flunked out, or saw the light before it was too late (this is all higher mathematics, of course). It must certainly then seem quite log- ical that when the new dental school was built there would not be 210 chairs, but 170 chairs, thus making possi- ble the " Choir affair, " a real spine tingling game especially on clinic days. (Nobody has played musical chairs until they ' ve played it at the clinic on Tuesday or Friday). Of course, the day that you found yourself without a chair was always just the appointment after you ' d really given your patient blazes for being late the time be- fore. Now the pleasing affair of having to go out and tell your now prompt patient to turn around and go home always a little old lady that was half blind, walked with a cane, and rode the bus complete with 7 transfers all the way from East Cucamonga. But never fear — here was where patient management came in and we were all well schooled in this important subject. A cheery " good morning " to Grandma to disarm her for what was about to come and then quick as a flash handing her an appointment slip for the following week, explaining to her the foresight of the designers of the dental clinic, noting to her that it was only 9:15 and if she hurried she ' d be home (after 7 transfers) by 4:30 at the latest, sans dental work of course. Strange thing how these patients were always the special perios and the partial prosthetic cases and just no- body seemed to know why so many of these patients never returned for further treatment. Oh well, that was the student ' s problem and if he couldn ' t solve it, it must surely be that he was a poor student in Patient Manage- ment and must be graded accordingly. In pre-Pierre Fouchard times it is rumored that patients were treated on the floor instead of in dental chairs. It is understood that this method has also been tried in the clinic by several enterprising students in order to alleviate the " chair affair. " However, this has been contemptuously looked down upon by some of the arthritic instruc- tors that are unable to assume the necessory positions for giving checks on these patients and so now is almost extinct. Several other positions have also been suggested by numerous students for some of these instructors, especially the Gra y Ghost in the prosthetics department with all the colored pencils. But each day in the clinic had itssilver lining and this was the fact that five o ' clock always seemed to roll around, no matter how bad things went. At five o ' clock the student looked forward to a few cheery words from their old friend Guy the janitor. Here ' s the man that should have been the instructor for Patient Manage- ment. His tact and careful selection of words when talking to the students was excellent only by his respect for same. Yes, the first year in the clinic was certainly the yeor of frustration. We were almost afraid of what was fo fol- low. In actuality, a pleasant surprise was ahead. Bill King, President Gus Angelos, Vice-President Norm Beyers, Secretary-Treasurer SENIOR YEAR At last, the fourth and final stage In our metamorphorsis into dentists. Double clinics, prosthetic set ups, special perio cases, endodontics, Notional Board, the Senior Farewell Dance and graduation. It ' s true, it wasn ' t all down hill this year as many told us it would be, but we certainly did begin to feel a little more confident and proud of our endeavors. Some of us even figured out how to do the endless paper work around the clinic during this year. The prospect of graduation was tremendous. But graduation again meant change. A new phase in our lives along with the somewhat unhappy knowledge that close friends made during the four years might not be seen as often as we ' d like. Similar feelings toward certain instructors being completely absent. Possibly the biggest blow was the realization that after four years of living off the fat of the land, we were go- ing to have to get out and work for a living. The Last 10 Months 901 Club is session. The end ' s in siglit; let ' s have a party. Refueling, and back to the clinic floor. Chorus: it ' s AII Down Hill Seniors at last. Around the clinic many things were the same to us and some different. Stu and Joe were still agreeing on bridgework even to the point oi cantilever- ing molars so that partiais wouldn ' t have to be con- structed. Dr. Blue wos still studying X-rays upside down and prosthetics lectures were just as uninformotive as ever. Among the different things around the clinic was the addition of Charlie Sweet ' s son as the head of the Pedo- dontics department. A graduate of some dental school in the bay area up north, this fellow came to S.C. with revolutionary changes in mind (he leaves in June). In all honesty, however, we must admit that after he simmered down a bit. Dr. Sweet turned out to be a pretty great guy. He taught us a lot of Pedo and a lot of corny jokes — even if he was only getting $37.00 a week as a de- partment head. Here ' s hoping something can be worked out so he stays past June, jokes and all. Another addition to the staff was the savior of the Senior Class as far as prosthetics went. Dr. Dickson by name, better known as Colonel Mumbles, saved us all from being up the proverbial creek without a paddle come graduation day. Thanks again! The entrance of the Colonel onto the prosthetic scene in- itated revolutionary changes in this department. One of them was the switch from the students hunting for J.J. to J.J. hunting for students. The big question in every- body ' s mind again this year being, " Is he going to take the Board or not? " The Juniors being especially interested in the answer to this question. Also new in the clinic was Captain Turner, a twenty year Navy man. His lectures in Public Health Dentistry will long be remembered by the few that attended them. Speaking of lectures, the first semester we had some ten per week which was quite a comedown from the four- teen in the Junior year. Practice Administration was the Monday morning eye opener where we again memorized the twenty-five duties of a dental assistant for the seventh time. Other important phases of practice administration were also learned here. Probably the two most interesting courses were Principles of Medicine and Oral Tumors. Here every Tuesday and Wednesday we hyprochondriacs all had abscessed kid- neys, cancer of the liver and tongue complicated by ameloblastomas. Amazingly enough we all survived both courses and most of us without even catching a cold. Several supplemental lectures were held at night in fill in a " few " of the points missed in Practice Administra- tion and Prosthetic lectures. These ended quite abruptly when the credit for same didn ' t go to the department head that thought he had it coming. Other special lectures during the year included one on the rubber dam by Dr. Quint which was very informative and one on Pedodontics by Dr. Anderson. A third by Dr. Vaughn on splinting was " given to us for what it was worth, " the consensus of opinion of the students being the usual for a prosthetics lecture. Ice skating in the aisles of the operative department was made possible during 1957 by the use of an extra high gloss wax used by the janitorial department (the eighth clinical department) and demonstrations by Dr. Ingraham. Most any Tuesday or Friday, graceful figure eigh ts, etc. could be seen being made by Gray Fox and associates from clinic patient to clinic patient. While on the subject of clinics may it be said for the class that among the happiest turn of events of the year was the switch of clinics from Thursdays to Fridays and the consequent absence of Rug Head Eyer from these events. It must be also said that he was replaced, un- fortunately, by an almost equally unexplainable person- ality in the person of Joyful John Ankeney, (With my Cadillac I can trim anything on four wheels " ). Double clinics proved to be real tough as we all expected. Here we all learned to work for eight hours straight (un- less we were one of the few speed demons), get along without lunches and to control ourselves when that sec- ond patient of the day " disappointed. " We ' re all hoping private practice isn ' t quite like this!! On the lighter side in the operative department we en- joyed the instruction from and were amazed by the dex- terity of Rapid Ross Huntley, a truly fine operator. New faces on the operative floor included last year ' s grads Porfirio Massey, John Lake, Grandma Fields, Boyce ' s brother Chuck, and Bill Stewart. The end of the amalgam war saw Henry ' s return to the operative, and crown and bridge folds and a conquest of Beverly Hills along with Brother Lake. The Perio Department hit an all time low this year with the departure of Slasher Baer to greener pastures leaving us with Jonnie Grant. This left Thursday as the only day to do Perio. We ' re hoping this situation is remedied soon or Perio will soon take over the prosthetic department ' s now undisputed spot at the bottom of the dental hit parade. Long to be remembered by us all will be Cymanthy who religiously announced our Fr iday afternoon meetings at the 901, as well as the whereabouts of such characters as L. Ewing Scott, etc. Also the girls in the sterilization room whom we all thought were the " greatest. " If any- one were like these three gals, things would have been a lot more fun at the clinic. This year also saw the raising of weeds instead of the much talked about classrooms and isotope laboratory adjacent to the clinic. But this is about par for the course. Besides, we ' d all really miss those warm, comfortable classrooms where we had those stimulating lectures. May it be said that with all the ups and downs of the clinic it ' s a time in our lives none of us will ever forget; it was rough, but it could have been worse, or could it? In closing we would like to quote a few lines from the writings of one of the lesser known instructors at the clinic. These words helped us all during the clinic years and should be used by the new seniors as a source of in- spiration. If is known simply as the Operative Psalm and reads as follows: He is my instructor. I shall not want; he maketh me to remove all caries, he leadeth me beside the green units. He restoreth my foil, he leadeth me in the direc- tion of ideal extensions for his grades sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of the operative department, I fear no margins for he checketh me, his hoe and his hatchet they comfort me. He prepareth a bracket table before me in the presence of mine patients, he annointest my annealer with foil, my cuspidor runneth over. Surely line angles and point angles shall follow me all the days of my life and I will drill in the maxillary and mandibular arches for- ever. Vincent Van Ingraham CLASS OF 1957 DONALD FRANK ADAMS llclKi Sii;ma IhUil La Canada, California John Muir J.C. Out of Pasadena ' s John Muir H.S. and John Muir J.C. came student 1, Don. While at J.C, Don was a member of A.G.S. and Key Club. Over in the triangular building, Don was often considered the fastest man in the world when he was found doing things over a third time while most were still on their first. He has since slowed down, which is probably due to age and be- coming engaged. Don is a member of the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity and is quite an active member, both so- cially and athletically. His other main in- terests are Jesse (his lovely fiance), the Navy (gung-ho) and graduation (that ' s odd). Nineteen fifty six was a good year for Don, for besides becoming engaged to Jesse, he became a Senior, and received a sorely needed Volkswagen from der Netherlands. Upon graduation, Don will be married and then begin practice in the Navy. Don is now thinking of Fresno for his permanent location, but where- ever he locates he will be an asset to his community and profession. Friend gains weight on vitamin deficient diet. Amazing that the special perio. case seems to always have a perfect, welt balanced diet. 51 HERMAN MARTIN ALLENBACH JR. Vista, California Palomar Jr. College Brigham Young University Son Diego State College Probably one of the most conscientious of dental students, Harm Allenbach, in his quiet manner has become quite a proficient operator. " All day — every day " Herm was president of two of his Palomar J.C. classes and although a non-office holder while at S.C., is con- sidered a leading personality of this class. Herm will be remembered for his tech- nique for removing % crowns (at the gingival margin); and as being the only senior in the class of ' 57 who does two Class II foils on a double clinic. Things weren ' t always easy for Herm — he has ulcers to show for his efforts and bags for the late nights at the bakery. Aspirations to become an oral surgeon will have to wait, as Uncle Sam claims his due. A very charming wife, Veloy, has al- ready planned Herm ' s graduation pres- ent. Do you secretly hope it will be a boy, Herm? To Herm Allenbach belongs the distinc- tion (?) of owning the most unique car in school. A strangely painted ' 41 Pon- tiac has been his means of transporta- tion to and from his trailer-home. As soon as all of Herm ' s relatives have been dentally restored a new car is in order. A prediction — Herm will probably be one of the most highly successful and best respected of his profession. His con- tributions will be measured in hard work, honesty and profesional ethics and standards for which we all would aspire. Hmr.,mm, not bad for U.S.P Et OH. Why use tranquilizers? Lay ' em on their back, and poof, they ' re out. 52 MERLE ARDEN ANDERSON Long Beach, California Long Beach Cily College Spending many years in his preparation to enter dental school, but getting an early start because of his precocious na- ture, Merle developed h i s nickname " Junior " as he is one of the youngest in the class. Being full of life and ideas Merle held many offices and gained a multitude of honors during his pre-dental work. He will be remembered best for his role in the freshmen class Christmas play os one of the star performers. " Junior " is noted for his wit and Joe College mottos such as " nail that mother " and a prolific host of others. In fact it wouldn ' t surprise the class to see Merle at the National A.D.A. Conven- tion of 1958 pull up in a solid gold Cadillac — whip out a long key choin — swing it around and proclaim " I ' ve made a fortune in Long Beach. " One of Merle ' s many characteristics which will be remembered is the em- phatic convictions he has when discuss- ing a problem with a fellow classmate. You would hear him say " You ' re wrong!! You ' re wrong!! You ' re wrong!! But, Merle always seemed o be at his best during pre-examination time when everyone would jump in fright ot the mere sound of a strange word foreign to the subject matter. He would conjour up weird poly-syllables that would make Webster cringe, then with seriousness of tone shake up the group into cold sweats and spasmotic seizures commonly known to the brotherhood as panic. Throughout the four years. Merle ' s en- thusiasm and friendliness never dimmed and along with it came a deep appre- ciation for dentistry which he strived for and will carry with him into his dental practice. Junior contemplates a pontic for the freshman bridge. Interrupted sales talk. 53 GUS GEORGE ANGELOS Sigma Chi Salt lake City, Utah Univ. of Wyoming ■ If every four year period of Gus ' future life is as productive as the past four, he will be a tremendous success. To give insight as to how busy he has been, he has acquired a wife (Pearl), a son, a daughter, and a dental degree. Besides the above, he has filled in his spare time reading, watching, listening, and play- ing baseball, basketball, etc. All one has to do to arouse Gus ' interest is to mention the word boll. He won seven varsity letters at South High in Salt Lake and then received a four year ath- letic scholarship to Wyoming University. Some claim he still holds his handpiece like a baseball bat. But, whatever his grip, it must be good in order to handle Class III foils the way he does. Gus will be remembered as the good natured " Greek " whose brood smile and friendly manner made him one of the most popular men in the class. After two years in the Army, Gus plans to settle down near his home town of Salt Lake. See you when the skiing Is good in Alto, Gus. Coffee break, Gus? ' Pedodontists " 54 WILLIAM FLOYD ARNETT Xi I ' si Jhi. Alpha run Epsilon Los Angeles, California P.C.C, U.C.L.A., U.S.C. Bill has stood out as one of the top men In our class from the beginning. His amiable nature and willingness to aid those who needed help in their lab work has made him a valuable friend to all. His portrayal of Dr. Rubberford was a high light of our years at the technique building. Some maintain however that his real claim to fame is being the uncle of " All American Jaguar Jon. " Bill came to us as a lab man ' s lab man after taking his pre-dent the hard way at S.C. ' s night school. He had previously graduated from Pasadena High School many years ago, even before the " Big War. " Bill ' s past is slightly tainted due to spend ing one year at UCLA in the Navy V-12 program. He later spent some service time at San Diego and the South Pacific. During the war, he married his wife Betty and they now have two daughters, Linda and Sharon. Bill was president of A.T.E. and is a member of the Xi Psi Phi Dental Frater- nity. Although he may often be found golfing or fishing, he has been heard to say " hang loose and you ' ll hang alone. " As Bill ' s future plans seem to be based on a practice in L.A., we know the ole home town will be in good hands. Hiding in the chrome jungle Obtaining deeper anesthes 55 MERTON " BUD " ARNOLD Psi Omega St. Paul, Nebraska L.A.C.C, l.A.S.C, U.S.C. One of the best organized men in the class is this fellow from Nebraska, Bud Arnold. As Bill Beazley learned early in the freshmen year. Bud was the guy who could be depended upon to have what you wanted to borrow, and in good con- dition, even though it would probably have a wooden handle. This was one of Bud ' s first accomplishments — that of converting all his instruments into tools by adding wooden handles. This un- doubtedly was a holdover from his ma- chine shop days. Prior to his admission to dental school, Bud took his pre-dental work at LACC and L.A. State College. Before this, he took an active part in winning the " Big War " as an " aspirin pusher " in the Navy. Bud is one of those fellows who gives the appearance of being easy go- ing but from his performance at the clinic, he must be putting his shots where they count. Incidentally, one of Bud ' s hobbies is hunting. At least a share of Bud ' s success i s due to his charming wife (Ele), who is getting plenty of experience for handling their future family by teaching elementary school. Bud ' s future plans include going into practice locally, along with getting in plenty of hunting, fishing and golf- ing. Bud ' s high standards concerning dentistry will undoubtedly carry him on into a life time of pleasure and satisfac- tion. Two hybridizers at work. Cow pies from alginate impressions. 56 WILLIAM WALTER BEAZLEY Detla Tim Delta, Delta Sigmu Delta Alpha Tan Epsilon u.s.c. Los Angeles, California Bill is one of those few individuals to whom outstanding achievements and nicknames seem to come easily. To elab- orate on the latter: Walt, Bigelow, Wally Beads and Whippy Bill are some of the names more commonly used than Bill. Walt is a local boy, graduating from " Wash ' ton Hi " and then coming directly to S.C. He can definitely be called a campus " wheel " due to his many activ- ities such as a member of Delta Tau Delta social fraternity, Trojan Knights, President of Blue Key, an all coast selec- tion at guard on the water polo team. Freshman Class Vice-President and Presi- dent of Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fra- ternity. Considering the obove with the addition of doing lab work for his fother, his constantly high grade level seems ex- ceptional indeed. Bill is often considered to be the fore- most borrower ever to enter Dental school. No one is quite sure if Bill ever bought any instruments, or if possibly they were stolen, but most likely he is just saving them to use in his practice. As a con artist, Beazley is supreme; if there is an angle to be worked, or a short cut possible, he will find it. Who ever heard of a one tooth, all cast, gold partial before Beazley came to the clinic. Then there is the denture repair while in Prosthetic diagnosis, the O. and M. job, and the assistant water polo coaching fiasco. A full list of these crafty shenani- gans would be impossible. Bill is an ardent skier and spends most of his winter vacations on the slopes. Though skiing is somewhat dangerous, the only injuries Bill has suffered during dental school are the bruised shins ac- quired sneaking late into a darkened classroom. Following graduation. Bill will go into the Navy, and probably as a bachelor, although one of two DGs may have in- tervened. Bill must be more gung-ho than John Paul Jones. We are sure every- one has heard him giving the " skinny " to one of his classmates on the merits of sea life. Upon completion of his indoctrination of the Navy with the Beazley technique. Bill will begin proctice with his father in the Wilshire district. His warm personality and exceptional ability should lead him to an outstanding future in our field. Come on Raggs, give my light source back. How to make a sfotement without rebuHal — keep mirror in mouth. 57 NORMAN LEE BEYER, A.B. Xi Psi Phi Pasadena, California John Muir College, U.S.C. Norm might have been slow, but he al- ways got where he was going. The one member of our class who really got to know Guy the janitor, he was often seen dodging the broom as he finally headed for the locker room. His usual nonchalance toward instruc- tors was transformed into a spirit of competition in the senior year as he jockeyed for position as Doc Charlie Sweet ' s first hand man. One of the most avid golfers in school, Norm was always ready for a fast round and the school work could wait. The lo- cal tennis courts were also a common site for his athletic endeavor. Upon graduation, Norm will climb in his yel- low Chevy convertible with the carpeted interior and drive back to the valley to set up shop. That is unless the Air Force intervenes. Deciphering heiroglyphics of the previous hour. Korean hand laundry. 58 LAMBERT FRANK BOEHM i ' .s I ' hi Los Angeles, California Occidental College Lambert entered dental school with but one purpose in mind; that of upholding the Big Ten and the Occidental Tiger over anything that the Trojans could muster and he had the facts and figures in field and track to prove it. Lambert spent his undergraduate days at two places, Eagle Rock (the site of Eagle Rock High School and Occidental College) and Minneapolis at the Univer- sity of Minnesota, which of course ac- counts for his radical beliefs. These ideas seemed to hove found fertile ground in dental school for now he has everyone against Inky ' s carving test, Parley ' s wax derbies, and Rex ' s double clinics. These funful barbs are intended to bring up a small part of a very likeable fel- low. Due to Lambert ' s gambling nature and his natural sympathy for the under- dog he routinely supported the New York Yankees for the Pennant race and the Series. Lambert never ceases to amaze one with his profound knowledge on an endless variety of subjects. His friendly grin and natural ability to get along with people are exceeded only by his lust for shiny blue cars and good food. As a leader in Xi Psi Phi he headed several commit- tees and did all of the writing for the national chapter quarterly. Lambert has spent much of his outside time teaching the piano and as a Van De Kamps rest- aurant assistant. His future in dentistry is indeed bright and it is firmly felt that in the future he will drive the biggest and brightest car on the road. Festooning? I don ' t see any festooning. I ' ll be damned, it fits! 59 CHARLES BOYER Hawthorne, California El Camino, U.S.C. A home-grown product, Chuck hails from Hawthorne, California. It was in this locale that due to the sunshine and orange juice (Pabst) Charlie scaled to astronomical proportions. It was this excessive height that decided Chuck on trying out for U.S.C. ' s football squad, the results of which had remained a deep, dark secret. At any rate, it may have been this violent contact with athletics that decided him on dentistry as an easy way out. As June and graduation approach, some happy community will be surprised to find so much ability in such a little fellow. Anatomy is puzzling. The demure dentist. 60 PAUL JOSEPH BRADFORD I ' si Omffi,,. I ' hi Hrtu Kupi ' i Tujunga, California Glendale College, U.C.L.A. Out of the hills of Sunland came this Phi Beta Kappa to lend himself to four years at the grind of dental school. Always a good student, many of us still believe Paul had a yearning at times to be an M.D., hence the nickname of Dr. Brad- ford P.M.D. (pseudo M.D.) For a fellow that made so many good grades, Paul made few eight o ' clocks. In fact, as we remember, in the Fresh- man year he was on time just seven times (give or take two). Just after the first summer at the clinic, Paul decided it was just too tough work- ing his way through school, so he got married. Jody was the lucky girl and a pretty little third party named Annette was born a little less than a year later. It has been rumored that Paul makes pocket money by doing week-end ortho- dontics, learning the techniques first on himself. This has not yet been confirmed, however. A member of the Senior Dental Program, pauI enjoys a rank, good income and a wealth of extra learning in dental mat- ters from the Navy. Extra curricular activities find our Lieu- tenant, J.G. an excellent electrician, part time brewmaster, auto rebuilder, a staunch member of the " 901 " club and regional director of T.G.I.F. One of our better students and oper- ators, this fellow is a credit to the pro- fession. After returning from Stan ' s, Paul checks over the day ' s dissection. Don ' t worry — he won ' t bite ! RICHARD ALLAN BRENNER Delia Sigma Delia Pasadena, California John Muir J.C, U.S.C. Dick, one of California ' s few natives, is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Brenner. He was born Dec. 27, 1933, in dentist- ridden Pasadena. Now, some 23 years later, he is the second youngest member of this year ' s graduating dental class. He attended high school at John Muir, where he lettered in both football and swimming. He then enrolled at John Muir Junior College, where he completed his pre-dental curriculum before entering U.S.C. Dick has been a member of Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity since enrollment at U.S.C. This, however, is not the only interest in his collegiate life. In 1955 he married Carol Grund, who was o Theto from U.C.L.A. In his sophomore year Dick tried a new technique for cutting hair. However, since few people enjoyed having their hair burned off, his newly found way of earning money fell through very quickly. Dick has been an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve for about the last three years, spending his Christmas vacation at the Naval Training Center in San Diego. Upon graduation he will go on active duty with the Navy for two years. Nothing like a little passive hyperemia with karoly- sis, and fatty degeneration. Checked out 17 alloys today! 62 05AMU CHIONO Corcoran, Calif. E.LA.J.C. Gentleman Sam came to S.C. via East Los Angeles Junior College, where his pre-dental studies were token. Previous- ly, Sam had seen action in War II. After discharge, he worked as a lab technic- ian, along with raising a family and making a valiant effort to meet the rent each month. When dental school started, Chiono de- cided he would keep his previous lab train ing in seclusion, and he did, for four days. During the first prosthetic lab session, his accomplishment panicked the first section. Ever since, Sam has been a friend and unselfish donator of his tal- ents to any of us who either needed ad- vice or a project saved. Sam possesses a warm and mature per- sonality. For his sincerity, friendship, and ability, he is highly respected by the class. Already a veteran, Sam has de- cided to establish himself in the South- land, feeling more sure about the rent, but wondering how long the supply houses will own him. Now boys, watch out for this Lingual working and protrusive could be better. 63 EDWARD WARREN CHRISTENSEN XI Psi Phi Alhambra, California La Sierra College Warren spent his pre-dental days at La Sierra College. He was a history ma- jor in those days which may explain his stellar performance in Dr. Campbell ' s class on the History of Dentistry. While at La Sierra he was very active in extra curricular activities. Among other things he served as president of the Interna- tional Relations Club. While serving in this capacity he had such notable speak- ers as former Secretary of Agriculture Brannen. Chris, like all of us, had glory to gory in the technique building. An example of the latter occurred seven minutes before his sophomore bridge was due. The causative factor was a rag wheel. The bridge came to ground three aisles away, and, in accordance with bio- mechanical laws, it lit on the molar margin. With the aid of contouring pliers, a hammer and Ivory soap the damage was rectified. Chris distinguished himself as the finan- cial expert of the class. He is frequent- ly seen in the student lounge, in a prone position, pouring over the financial page. He must be extremely near sighted for the page appears to be fiat across his face. Looks like big things are in store for him. Honesty is the keynote in Chris ' s char- acter. He does what he believes is right and he is honest with himself; this is the cornerstone of success. Damn gold was here when I started! Lab work, bohl EARL VAL CLARK Xi Psi Phi, Al[ li(i Tun Epsilon Cedar Cify, Utah College of Southern Utah Val is another Ute transplanted to the land of ever sunshine (smog filtered). A man with tremendous potential, Vol hit his peak as he was chosen President of our Dental School Student Body in his Senior year. Prior to his dental training he was president of his Junior College in his home town, Cedar City. He progress- ed through dental training with an equal enthusiasm. As an active Zip, he can be seen at all parties looking in askance at his less dedicated brothers as they weave through the massed crowd due to their over indulgence in weekend nectars. As a man of women, there is no tops. When he is not dating them, he thinks of them; when not thinking of them he s dating them. He ' s still a devoted bachelor, how- ever. Val was gunned down by the Air Force, consequently the public will claim him after June graduation. He ' s planning on claiming the public as he is now taking a course in investments. No doubt about this boy, he ' ll be an asset to the profes- sion. Practicing for two years in the Air Force. Sure wish we could reproduce the Bennet move- ment on the model " H. " 65 Full speed ahead. THOMAS SHERIDAN CONDON Psi Omega Inglewood, California Loyola University at Los Angeles Tom has been a very enthusiastic mem- ber of the class. Being friendly by na- ture, he was soon known to all in the first section. He seemed easily to adjust to the rigors of dental school, accom- plishing his technique and theory with ease. Tom ' s home is Inglewood, California, where he attended high school. His un- dergraduate alma mater is Loyola Uni- versity of Los Angeles. While at S.C., he was a member of Psi Omega Fraternity and spent the remainder of his time keeping his buddy, Davis, out of trouble. With his energy and drive, we ' ll give Tom only a short while to become suc- cessful in his hometown of Inglewood. 66 CYRIL RAYMOND COURTURE ' v Omi-fia Van Nuys, Californi a U.S.C. Ray originally hailed from Las Vegas and other parts of Nevada before mak- ing the trek to L.A. and the dental field. His background is quite varied and it all sounds too hard for the dainty hands of a Dentist. He has worked on dam con- struction (not rubber), cement laying, car- pentry, electrical construction and almost all of the building trades. In fact, during the time he has been placing dams and constructing bridges for patients, he has been building houses as well. Apparently, Ray has found some spare time, as he is currently raising a family of four. His degree of maturity (old man) can be described by the fact that he has a daughter graduating from high school this June. Ray is a member of the Psi Omega Den- tal Fraternity as well as the 901 Club and through the four years, Ray has worked hard for his D.D.S. Because of his cheer- ful attitude toward his own troubles he has given his fellow classmates a fine appreciation of what a man can accom- plish when he sets out to do something. Ray is undoubtedly one of the most nat- ural, unaffected individuals we know. Because of this, he is one of the most sincerely liked members of the class. This plaster bit is old hot to me. Now Mam, we ' ll show as little gold as possible. 67 MATTHEW ROLLAND CUMMINGS ■•Ita Sigma Delta Pasadena, California Pasadena City College University of Sydney, U.S.C. Matt, better known to his friends as " Rocky, " was born some time before the depression. He served valiantly with Teddy Roosevelts ' Rough Riders and was Instrumental in the capture of San Juan Hill. After valorous service in the Phillip- pines, he was retired until 1917 when he again heeded his country ' s call. In the First World War, he was decorated for uncompromising valor, receiving the good conduct medal and North Ameri- can ribbon. In the Argonne forest, he re- ceived an incapacitating scalp wound which left him partially bald. Once again. Rocky retired to civilian life, but not for long. In 1925 he was born again in South Dakota. He attended grade school here and wos number one triangle player in the grammar school band. Matt ' s parents moved to California where he attended both Pasadena High School and City College. He then served three years in the Navy and upon his re- lease attended Dental School in Australia for one year before coming to S.C. Matt Is a member of Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity and the founder of the " Orangaboo " study club. Rocky is well known for his ready wit and conscientious manner, as well as for his fandango dances at the latter stages of parties. He will spend two more years In the Navy before beginning a private practice, probably in Pasadena. Principle number Dpic observation. Occasionally, time for coffee. 68 JUDD BREER GUSHING, B.S. Sigma Alpha Epsiton. Delta Sigma Delta Epsilon lota Tail Tau Tan Sigma Los Angeles, California U.S.C. Judd, alias Juddy, Baldy, Red, Mad Bomber, and others too numerous or hor- rible to mention, is a home grown pro- duct. He attended L.A. High, the home of Doodles Weaver, and graduated from there in 1950. Juddy then enrolled at S.C. where he took all his pre-dental play. He is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon so- cial fraternity and the Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity for whom he was an outstanding house boy (janitor). Of all the things that will remind us of the short little ( — ) in the years to come, his gold flash hunting at the technique building will probably stand out, al- though he was tops in the fascia fights in the anatomy lab, and unusually adept at putting water on your bacti lab stool when you weren ' t looking. He won the " E.I.T.T.T.S. " award at the Delt house for his premature dismantling of a patient ' s partial to sell the you-know-what. Judd ' s hobbies include girls, parties, smoking, drinking coffee, just drinking, and intermittant weight lifting. To change to a serious vein, he does like hunting, fishing, television and sleeping through lectures. With the above facts in mind, though slightly distorted, it may seem rather incongruous that Judd should have maintained a very high grade school level throughout dental school, and will undoubtedly continue these high standards in his future prac- tice. Judd has chosen the Navy for his post- graduate training and on the completion of his two years will start practice in the Los Angeles area. A Concentration, a good grip, determination, and give that engine hell. Judd demonstrates the art of case presentation 69 LELAND RICHARD DAVIS Sigma Chi, Beta Beta Beta San Jose, California Crewcut, bundle of energy, stubborn and hard headed, enthusiastic sports car fan, chess player, ski and hiking enthusiast, opera lover, martini connoisseur — all these describe Lee Davis. Confirmed bachelor in Sept. 1953, ( " I ' ll never get married! " ), Lee took the " fatal step " in March 1956 — a surprise to even his closest friends. His attractive wife, Marilyn, a law student, was a pleasant addition to the ever growing group of dental students ' wives. Lee ' s ambitions appear to be ownership of a Mercedes-Benz 600 S-L (or the cur- rent hot model when he ' s able to get one) and to build a home with an aquar- ium under the living room floor. Top man in the number of patients as- signed him during his clinic days was one of his distinctions. First he couldn ' t get anyone into the clinic and then they all wanted to come in at once. It hap- pened to all of us, but to him in grand style. Lee attended San Jose State College (where he was a Sigma Chi), migrating there from Boulder Creek, California, his home in younger days. His birthplace was in Oakland in 1931. You could always tell when Lee was en- gaged in deep thought or sober intense endeavor, for he unconsciously had a habit of placing the tip of his tongue be- tween compressed lips when in concen- tration. Fierce loyalty to friends and the under- dog characterizes Lee to those who know him, as well as the determination to ex- cell and a great thirst for knowledge which made him probably the chief user of the Dental School Library during his four years there. Mirror, hell! 70 BILLIE D ' WAYNE DUKE Psi Umcgii Colton, California San Bernardino Valley College, U.C.L.A. On August 10, 1930, Bill was born in Colton, Calif. He attended both gram- mar school and high school in Colton. Bill played football and held student body offices in his sophomore and sen- ior years. Upon graduation from high school. Bill entered San Bernardino Valley College where he majored in English. Later (for this the profession will be eternally in- debted,) Bill decided that dentistry was his calling. Bill ' s pre-dental study was warmed by a very special event. He won the hand of a wonderful girl. Norma and Bill were married in 1949. A call to duty with the Air Force delayed Bill ' s entrance to dental school for two years. During the years as a dental student Bill has shown the sincerest efforts toward be- coming a truly fine dentist. He has been aided and guided toward this goal by his spotless professional character. This fine character coupled with a most cor- dial personality has won Bill recognition and honors as Jr. Grandmaster of Psi Omega fraternity, membership in Alpha Tau Epsilon honorary fraternity, inter- fraternity council, and student council. Outside of his stellar play in high school football, we know little of his athletic accomplishments. Rumor has it that he excels in both jacks and Hop Scotch. Due to his modest character, he would never admit to this. Those of us who know Bill well, know that he will be a success in his chosen career and a credit to the profession. We didn ' t understand it either, Bil PVi ' isA 71 HAROLD FREDERICK EISSMANN A ' l Psi Phi, Alpha Tail Epsilon Heilbronn A N Wurtemberg, Germany John Muir College, Pasadcno Harold came to us from Germany where he was born in 1928. His predental train- ing was taken at PCC, and from there Hal was drafted and spent two years in the army, serving in the Korean the- ater, before entrance in to Dental School. Harold seems to do everything well in dentistry. He received the award for the greatest skill in technique work in the freshman year and has always been at the top of his class in speed and dex- terity. It was very discouraging to compare your work with Harold ' s, for he seemed always to do what was " right " the first time. Harold was cagey when it came to girls and did his best to convince us he was a bachelor all the way. He fool- ed us with nothing but the date when we learned he was married during the summer after our Junior year. Some of us could not always understand Hal ' s grammar and he became exasperated with us, but only in fun. A good sense of humor is one of his greatest assets; though, some did not know him this well and thought him more a shrewd busi- ness man than the play boy. We ' ll always remember Harold running down the clinic aisle, pushing a hydro- colloid unit, rushing to take impressions of a quadrant of inlays he had cut dur- ing the previous hour. Our bet is that he ' ll go far in any field of dentistry he wishes to enter. Hal was always reody to help those who needed assistance, and his willingness in these matters will be long remembered. OK, Harold, hold it still, sort of thing. Moment of truth. 72 JOHN WINCHESTER ELDER Long Beach, California Long Beach Cily College Ole ' number 26 came lo our class from the garden city of Long Beach. But more recently he was intimately engrossecJ in winning the " Big War " single handed while serving with the Navy Air Corps from 1942-1946. During our pre-clinical daze in dental school the dull, hum-drum activity of the laboratories was always spiced up every now and then with a tall tale or two from " old dad Elder. " Even today this youthful author (some ten years wetter behind the ears) finds it a pleasure to talk and be around this genial codger from Long Beach. After the Navy settled down to a life of peace- time propaganda, John took his pre- dental work at Long Beach J.C. During this time the education grind was inter- rupted with the advent of two lovely daughters, ages five and two, who un- doubtedly have added more than a few of those silver strands at his temples. Many of our number have wondered where he developed that calm, assured, " I can handle it " attitude and the only conclusion we can draw is his ability of invoking the heritage of his grandpar- ents otherwise known as the " Luck of the Irish. " Yes, this also was with him when he picked a wife because on the point we all agree that he got a " dandy " in Beverly whom he married while in service in 1943. Adding up his many good points and subtracting his few bad points (includ- ing an ever present willingness to gam- ble) we sentence John Elder to many years as a fine professional man and servant to his community. I hate titrations! Children love 73 JOHN KIRK EVENS Beta Thetn Pi Denver, Colorado Univ. of Denver John, better known among his class- mates as: " mountain boy, " Big John, and the originator of the cotton roll ancl microfilm technique for polishing wax patterns. This new technique was finally arrived at after trying many substances such as melted snow, ski wax, and glue from beer bottle labels. Moving out of the mountains of Colorado where he had made a name for himself (?), John set- tled down in S.C. ' s fraternity row and became well known at the 901 Club and in local sorority waiting rooms. He is well known for his operating skill both in the dental clinic and on the row. John still keeps up with his skiing and mountain acrobatics; his Christies around a dental chair in the Fox ' s presence are a thing to behold. Whether or not Big John ' s skiing helps him in operative is still a question among his classmates; and word has it that John is becoming quite an ice skater. Wonder if he can catch up with the rest of us as we ' ve all been doing quite a bit of skating our- selves around the clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays. As for John ' s serious side, class cooper- ation, personality and interest in fellow classmates are traits that are unequalled. After graduation, we all know who to contact in the " mile high city " for a hos- pitable and interesting time. Just about ready to sock ' em in. Class IV foil!? 74 FRANK CORTEZ FLORE5, JR. I ' si Omcfia Los Angeles, California East LA. Jr. College, U.S.C. It is very easy to talk about Fronk Floras, better known as the Cisco Kid, because he is a man of many and varied talents. He is twice a father, a very proficient operator and possessed of a very subtle humor which is best appreciated by his neighbor on the right. Frank is a native Angelino. He is 26 years old and has a very pretty dark- eyed wife named Juliet. Frank took his pre-dental work at East L.A.J.C. and U.S.C. Since his entrance to Dental school he has been a top op- erator, due partly, no doubt, to his great enthusiasm for dentistry. An example of this is aptly demonstrated by his modus operendi during his surgery as- signment his junior year. It seems that Frank hid the " progress records from the seniors so he could have more extrac- tions (it is rumored that he had a co- hort in this scheme). The Psi Omega ' s and the senior class in general can be proud of a fine operator and profes- sional man in Frank Flores. Damn thing won ' t seat. Whafcho mean no Class 11 alloys 75 JERRY S. FRANKEL Alpha Omega Los Angeles, California Fullerton J.C, Long Beach State Jerry spread his talents around on his path to S.C. He arrived by way of Ex- celsior H.S., Fullerton J.C, and Long Beach State College. His talent at bas- ketball aided our dental school frosh team to reach the finals our Freshman year. Jerry surprised us all that first year when he and Myrna eloped one weekend. He took a little pressure after that due to his regular absence at noon. The clan has since been enlarged with the arrival of a baby boy. Rumor had it that Jerry was writing a book titled " How To Drink Socially, " but he found he lacked the experience, (in writing of course). When ever help is needed to instigate a fishing trip, poker game, or in catching tame ducks, Jerry is the man to see. Jerry is a member of the Alpha Omego Dental Fraternity and a very active mem- ber of N.B.C. (Noon Bridge Club). His post-graduation plans will begin with a two year term in Uncle Sam ' s Army. Didn ' t hear the timer ring. Benevolent art of instilling confidence in the patient. 76 CARL ROBERT GARBE Sigma Aljiha Eitsilon, DcUu Sianui Delta Eagle Rock, Colifornia Pasodcna C.C. Carl, or Garb as he is known by his many friends, grew up in Eagle Rock, California. He attended Eagle Rock High School where he was active in foot- ball, basketball and track. Upon graduation from High School he enrolled at Pasadena City College where he settled down to a pre-dental course for the next two years. He then spent one year at U.S.C. where he pledged S.A.E. fraternity and became quite a row bandit. Carl was famous his first semester in dental school as a result of one of Inky ' s carving tests. It seems that Carl had his tooth almost carved when he dropped it on the floor. In spite of the fact that it broke in two pieces Carl got a ' B ' on the test. Along about this time our hero started keeping company with a shapely dental hygienist named Barbara. He pursued her until the summer of 1955 when she caught him. During his four years in dental school Carl has always been a hard conscien- tious worker and yet he is always ready to share the burdens of his fellow in- mates. Among his achievements in den- tal school, his most noble accomplish- ment (other than the winning of Babs) has been his high ranking in the dental school Bridge Club. Along with such notables as Henry, David, and Herb, Garb is probably the fastest player in the club but so far has been able to keep this a secret from everybody. Carl is a fine operator and possessed of all of those qualities that make for an unusually well rounded personality. We can see only success in his personal and professional future. The village idiot. Burr . . . pumice . . . tripoli . . . green rouge. 77 RICHARD GERALD GETZELMAN Kappa Alpha. Delta Sif;ma Delta Eagle Rock, California Pasadena J.C, U.S.C. Dick attended high school at Eagle Rock where he lettered in football and gym- nastics. Upon completion of high school he began his college work at Pasadena J.C. Here he seemed headed for a life as a full time ' Jock ' , as he took up a physical education major. Fortunately, the Getz realized that he ' had it in the hands ' so he embarked on the carefree life of a pre-dental student, never dreaming that untold joys lay in store for him. Getz came to U.S.C. for his last year of pre-ulcer work. He excelled in gymnas- tics, and was a member of Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Delta. Getz or ' Sabu, ' as he is often called around the Delt house, has gained wide spread fame for his Monday night yogi clinics. The Getzer is an extremely adaotabje individual. This facility is best demonstrated on double clinic when even the fire from the big guns fails to daunt his calm demeanor. He is a rabid ski enthusiast and spends most of his vacations on the slopes. Dick is allotted to the army for the next two years and as yet remains undecided as to where he will begin practice. Dick Lighlfingers at work. Where ' s my elephant? 78 ROBERT CHARLES GOLDMAN l .si Omega AAontebello, California Pasadena City College Bob attended Montebello High School and upon graduation enrolled at Pasa- dena City College for his pre-dental work. Bob is that rare type of individual who, with a minimum of effort, man- ages to get excellent grades. Bob spent one year at U.S.C. undergraduate school before embarking on his dental school career. Bob is married and gives one the impression of being the highly do- mestic variety. To the other fraternities great loss. Bob pledged Psi Omega. His outdoor activ- ities have been greatly hampered by a trick knee; however, he has compensated for this by developing his skill at indoor activities. He has developed a system of bridge that is so complex that even his partners are thoroughly confused. In spite of the fact that he is financially independent. Bob spends his spare time OS a clothing and shoe salesman. In the technique building, Bob was re- spected for his unsurpassed knowledge of human anatomy; while in the clinic his forte was his unequaled marksman- ship with the syringes in the Oral Diag- nosis department. We all know that the profession has gained a very fine man in Bob Goldman and the good wishes of the entire class go with him into practice. Rather than going through the red tape of the surgery department, w e ' ll take it out here. ROBERT ARTHUR GORDON Alpha Epsilon Delia Los Angeles U.S.C. Bob went to Los Angeles High School and upon completion entered U.S.C. where he majored in education. After graduation Robert undertook to instill into future generations the high ideals, character, and principles for which he is so well known. Robert exhibited a high degree of man- ual dexterity and didactic ability from the very first. His skill as a future sur- geon (particularly with the elevators) was obvious from the first day he picked up a scalpel in the anatomy lab. His ability to grasp and retain vast amounts of knowledge in a compara- tively short time stood him in good stead through the science courses in the tech- nique building. This was immeasurably aided by his ability to print extremely fine on small bits of paper. In spite of Robert ' s many talents, fate did not always smile upon him. There was the day that Bob undertook to re- move a % crov n after try-in. The lingual cusp of the tooth came away with the crown. On the following day, Robert vv as standing in an Xray unit contem- plating his navel, when, without provo- cation, the tube swung out from the wall and struck him over the eye, necessitat- ing the placement of three stitches. Robert has been aided through this veil of tears by his very lovely helpmate, Anna. He has also been blessed with a very sweet and loveable daughter, Cindy. Besides his scholastic activities he has held down jobs since starting school. In spite of all of his responsibility he al- ways has time to help his many friends. Everyone will agree that Bob Gordon is one person who has added much to the color and spirit of the class. Well, that finishes another day of frustrofio I still don ' t understand, you add black and it nes out white. FRANK JAMES GRADO, B.A. i I ' i f ' hi Glendale, California Glendale C.C, Ocidental Coliege A native of Glendale, Frank completed his pre-dental training at Occidental College receiving a B.A. in zoology. He is another of the long string of outstand- ing dental students that are products of Oxy. Frank immediately became v ell liked at U.S.C. due to his bubbling personality and his under-rated ability to play ac- cordion. He was very active in the social life of the campus and the Xi Psi Phi fraternity. Frank started den- tal school as a bachelor and after four grueling years emerged a more firm and stable bachelor — few other dental stu- dents can make that statement. Frank ' s specialty was Histology. After three years he really caught on fast to the essence of the field, becoming a very capable leader in small group seminars, he pulled several of the stu- dents through. Aside from histo, Frank points with pride to the fact that he pos- sesses the only hinge axis condyle tat- toos and the only unclean posterior bridge in the school. Frank has an innate ability to get along with people and to capture their friend- ship. As graduation time rolls around, the secret can now be revealed that it was Frank who broke the beaker in the den- tal materials lab. His three friends were innocent. We of the class of ' 57 have confidence and respect for Frank and our wishes go with him for a very satis- fying future. Guessing game. " If you won ' t say " J " for Frank, cross your legs and " J " for mel Ck i GEORGE HOUSTON GRAY Hawthorne, California Brigham Young University George, like all good immigrants from Utah, came to Southern California with the statement, " this is the place! " En- tering dental school George immed- iately realized that this course of study presented little or no drain on his hyper- thyroid energies, so he undertook a full time career in the art of bread wrapping for a local bakery. This work involved no money, of course, as George took it just for the experience it afforded — perfecting neat margins on his bread wrapper folds. Well known in the clinic for getting points, for squeezing his patients in be- tween working on his relatives. George made his debut in the technique build- ing as a member of Dr. Hobbs ' Team ( " There are four boys in this room that I ' m very disappointed in " ). In spite of all this, this diligent worker was able to take on more than his share of work during the four years and maintain a good standard of achievement also. With his natural appreciation of a well turned feminine ankle, along with his academic interests at B.Y.U. and El Ca- mino, George led a rather f ull and care- free existence until his lovely wife, Mar- gie, cornered him. Much of George ' s time in Los Angeles has been spent on Central Avenue shop- ping for those " crazy " fruit boots and shirts we have seen him wearing around the clinic. Crazy clothes and all, George will be remembered by his classmates for his enthusiasm, good work and win- some personality. " . . . the trigeminal connected to the mandibular . . . the mandibular connected to the lingual . . . dem nerves, dem nerves we gonna anesthetize . . . " More solder . . . morgins shy again. 82 NATHAN LEON GRINSPAN, B.S. Alplui Omcud. Alphd Tali l- ' .i sil n Los Angolcs, California U.C.L.A. Born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Santa Monica, Nate completed his pre- dental training at U.C.L.A. as a chemis- try major. He received his B.S. degree in that field and vi orked two years for Twenty Mule Team Borax before finally seeing the light and matriculating to S.C. A good personality, unmatched sense of humor and terrific drive are a few of the qualities that made this fellow one of the outstanding men of our class. Many a time Nate pulled a student from the depths of discouragement or frustration with one of his famous quips; especially during clinics. As for the first two years in the tech- nique building, Nate will be remem- bered especially for the way he uses to " break up " a prosthetics wax derby with his unusually authentic imitation of a hen in a yard full of roosters. Also for the way he used to set Dr. Tibby straight on the fine points of the arterial supply to the various muscles of the face and neck. No doubt about it, Nate ' s favorite pass time was telling we youngsters stories of his experiences in the " Big War. " As we recall he was a major or a corporal or something in the European theater in charge of at least several hundred troops. Nate was twice decorated for action beyond the call of duty in Euro- pean beer parlors. During the junior Year Nate was a most popular and active president of Alpha Omega as well as being elected to A.T.E. honorary fraternity. Better known as " Spider " to the class, Nate was undoubtedly one of the most enthusiastic and hardest workers in our class. We ' re certain that this enthusiasm will carry through in the years that fol- low. Don ' t kibitz, I know what I ' m doing; I ' m a sophomore. What? 5:00 o ' clock already! 83 PHILIP THOMAS HAMILTON Psi Omega. Alpha Tuu Epiilun Los Angeles, California U.S.C. A graduate of Santa Monica High School, Phil took his pre-dental work at U.S.C, along with working as a machinist at North American Aviation. Dental school was delayed two years because Uncle Sam needed about two car loads of partials made and had no lab techni- cian. The two carloads were made by Phil in Korea and took about eighteen months. Upon completing his work, he was discharged and soon started S.C. dental school. At school he is known by all for study- ing far beyond his assignments, thus increasing his knowledge and under- standing of all the subjects. Phil was al- ways a good person to ask when we weren ' t sure of something or needed some help in technique. His high grade average in all subjects enabled Phil to be chosen as a member of the honorary dental fraternity, A.T.E. School not being enough of a challenge, Phil took on lab work at night to In- crease his dexterity and fatten the bank account a little. Just before starting dental school, Phil married a cute nurse named Carol who works on campus at the Student Health Center (keeping us all inoculated against rabies, tetanus, hoof and mouth disease or anything else the patients are liable to bring in). Nicknamed the " Scorpion " by his some- what less studious classmates, Phil was one of our top students for the four years and we ' re all expecting big things from him after graduation. Open wide, please. i 5L ■ i Torture clamp placed — 84 FREDERICK JAEGER HANSING, B.S. i I ' sl I ' hi. Alpha Tau Epsilon North Hollywood, California Texas Tech., U.S.C, Chapman College Perfection is this man ' s pass word. Per- fection in his dentistry as well as any- thing else he tackles. Not only the mar- gins in his inlays were always perfect, but his schussing down the hills at Big Pines at 50 m.p.h. was also perfect. He rounded out a perfect four years at den- tal school by being class president in the sophomore year and getting married to the closest thing to perfection that any of us has seen, in the senior year. Incidentally, Fred ' s honeymoon was an all expenses paid uranium prospecting trip with the neophyte prospectors stak- ing some five claims. All this topped off with an appearance on T.V. and a one thousand dollar royalty check for their efforts. Of course, the check was accepted with no hesitation and the pair just floated out of the studio after the transaction (no mention of the cham- pagne cocktails, etc. previously lavished upon them by the president of the uranium company.) One of the " hang loosest " guys in our class, Fred never got excited or frus- trated during the entire four years. At least he didn ' t show it. Actually, we hear he beats his wife nights to relieve his pent up emotions. Undoubtedly this fellow will spend more time on the slats than in the dental op- eratory and more power to him. sly, a hypersensitive frog gastrocnemius. Whafs he mean, " No linqual working? ' 85 SAM MICHAEL HARKISS Xi Psi Phi Huntington Park, California U.C.L.A., L.A.C.C. The smiling Greek came to us from the hamlet of Huntington Park, California. Sam attended both U.C.L.A. and Los Angeles City College for his pre-dent. studies. When the class assembled and began to meet one another, we found an out- spoken, fast-talking, exuberant fellow in Sam. He soon entered into class and school activities, becoming a member of the Zip Fraternity and also an active participant in the Navy ' s Ensign Pro- gram. Sam worked diligently through dental school; and we might add many long hours, as Herb Hyman will attest. After his tour of duty, Sam will return to the Los Angeles area. Assembly line. The plaster pit. cr-. ' ' - i mm% JOHN PARKER HART Phi Kiipna Tail. M I ' si Phi Eagle Rock, California John Muir College, U.S.C. There he goes in his famous red MG . . . driving on the left hand side, ala Englishmen, and careening around cor- ners on two wheels. He not only kept ahead of the girls on the S.C. campus, of which he was a part in his pre-dental days, but all the DH ' s as well. He was not only popular at S.C, but also in his high school career. At John Muir, he was the football hero, and he left with many honors, but most important, he was one of its top athletes. In dental school, his popularity also won him the presidency in the Zip Fraternity. Being caught in the swing of patriotism, he is one of the few privileged charact- ers to be sailing the high seas touring the world for two years. Now it will be possible to make the true floating den- ture without a guilty conscience. Follow- ing the service, Parker will return to the Los Angeles area, probably Pasadena, and establish his practice there. Professional scalpers. 87 ROBERT WILLIAM HOBBS Alpha Tail Ep ilon Long Beach, California Long Beach C.C. Ever since that night Bob got his upper anterior chops extracted playing that sissy game of football, he had threaten- ed to take up Dentistry to " get even v ith the world. " Then he got booked with Uncle Sam and found that everyone else was trying to do the same thing. Bob ' s pretty easy to get along with just as long as you don ' t mention " bear " and " do yourself a favor. " Dr. Ho had him carving so many bicuspids that he finally started a small acquarium at home. As a freshman, he also excelled well in Dental Materials, but then you know how it is with the " boss ' s " rela- tives. Since Bob did a little dental tech- nician work in the service if might ac- count for his getting a slower start but after the third bear carving for Harrison he was well on his way to becoming one of the top operators in the class. He made A.T.E. as a Junior being top all around man. Bob was nabbed before his Freshman year was half completed by a real cutie from Long Beach named Pat and they have lived the past three years in Long Beach where she ' s teaching at City Col- lege. As this year ends let ' s all feel fortunate that we have had such a person as Bob to set such an excellent example both in Dentistry and in just plain living. Long roots, dense bone, leads to a tired oral surgeon. M •i 1 P " ■ rflV V A - isT ■■■■ B - ' - jn r -d FRED LAVELL HOOPES Lambda Delta Sifima. i I ' si Phi Thatcher, Ariiona Eastern Arizona Junior College, U.S.C. Greenlee County ' s gift to Souttiern Cali- fornia was first mistaken for the tech- nique building ' s custodian of cadavers, for Fred started working his way through S.C. by lugging stiffs up to the anatomy lab. Giving up this position, he started his dental career as a rather self con- tained personage, who ' s pen name was the small drawing of a " cat " ; we would find it all through out notes. Though quiet, Fred possessed a good sense of humor, stating that if Dr. Ho didn ' t check off the facing for his Sophomore bridge " he ' d just have to slap him around a little. " When provoked and finally exas- perated, we would hear this vile curse " Oh, come on you guys " and the reply, " Where ' re we goin ' , Fred? " It was always a joy to watch Hoopes foil a denture; he would develop the most interesting designs, textures, rips and tears for each set-up — everyone an original. The flabby characte rs sitting around Fred always envied his good physical condi- tion. It was not discovered for some time that he had been an all-state footballer and basketballer at Thatcher Hi. At S.C, Fred was an inspirational player as for- ward on the Freshman Dental School basketball team as well as playing for Mormon ball clubs. Fred ' s social development (or repression) was due to his fellow hashers at the EVK women ' s dorm, where through trial and tribulation he gained an enlightened and liberal viewpoint of life and its shocking interludes. Here, bashful Fred was con- fronted with the wild women of S.C. Fred will return to Arizona but there is the indication he will forsake the family homestead of Thatcher County and find his way to that small cotton farming community. Phoenix. What ' s the emergency chair? Hoopes Direct Inlay Techni. ROBERT MARTIN HUBERT Phi Delia Thvla. Dell,, S smn Delia Alphd Tiiii Fiisiliin San Marino, California U.S.C. The perennial collegian; crew cut, pipe, Ivy League ensemble and connoisseur of fine (?) wines, who else but Bob (B) Hubert. Bob ' s free spending social days on the row and high stake poker splurges may have mirrored the potential that Dr. Rutherford saw in accepting Bob to den- tal school. What was unknown however, was that Bob always came out with more money than he started with, even on dates. As the dental school ' s answer to Bennet Cerf, Bob spent many industrious hours creating and compiling a hallmark in year books. He has shown this same in- dustry in all that he has attempted in dental school, always striving for per- fection and attaining enviable results. With what must have been an over abundance of energy, Bob created a game new to the S.C. campus known as " button, button, who ' s got the button " or who can guess where my bed will be tonight. The acquisition of the Deit An- nex solved Bob ' s sleeping problems so he relinquished his bedroom in the Delt garage or was it the furnace room? Spring came, love bloomed but there were no openings in the PTA fathers ' club and as Walt Disney was not re-re- leasing Snow White and the Seven crea- tures our hero threw himself to the Army ' s mercy. Here again things didn ' t go as planned and " service pride " went down the proverbial tubes as Uncle Sam ' s fighting branch took only fifty percent of those senior dental students allocated to it. With two years saved (?) Bob plans to associate or perhaps start his own prac- tice. With your enthusiasm, personable nature and perseverence, success is yours. That ' s a rubber dam? Keep up the constant line, they love it. 90 HERBERT MAXWELL HYMAN, B.A. .( , ,(; Omc ;,, Los Angeles, Colifornia L.A.C.C, U.C.L.A., I. A. Stole College Herb might be called the well-traveled dentist, for who would think that he hails from Brooklyn, N.Y.? Herb ' s family moved to Los Angeles in 1943, crossing the great nation in a covered wagon. Perhaps this event started Herb ' s curi- osity for almost any subject. He was a member of the tennis team in high school and continues to be an enthusiastic net man. He is fond of swimming, a great follower of basketball and football with divided support (we must mention) for both U.S.C. and U.C.L.A. Herb is also a musician at heart, liking both classical and the most progressive jazz. He has probably out attended most of us en- joying local musical and theater produc- tions. Herb was a hard worker, studied hard as well as being a game worker at the Coliseum throughout his days at S.C. One quality in Herb must not be over- looked, he is patient. He spent a greater part of his time organizing his buddy, Jacoby, in building the first appetite molecule model for biochemistry, not to mention those hours spent waiting for Sam Harkiss and the car pool to start their evening migration home. Finol closure and a prayer. Preflight check out. pWFc KAZUO GEORGE ICHIRIU Los Angeles, California LA, AC, U.5.C. Santa Ana College, Stanford University George as he is known to his classmates is a living example of the cliche " You ' re Never Too Old. " George entered Dental School at the age of thirty-five. Completing his high school education at Hollywood High in 1937, he undertook some preliminary training at Los Angeles City College in 1940. After the war George wor ' ked for some time with the U.S. Post Office while finishing his pre- dental requirements at S.C. and entered Dental School in 1953. In 1941 he entered the Army Air Corps and was attached to the Intelligence Division. During his tour of duty he saw action on Guam and in Japan. George was also stationed in Hawaii for some time where he met his wife, Jeanefte. She presented him with a fine son, De Wayne, who makes one realize what a hellion George must have been. It is said, however, that son is outrunning his daddy ' s footsteps. George is a rare individual. He is bless- ed with a most even temperment as well OS keen and subtle sense of humor. His tolerance of the " Injustices " of the staff members is amazing. Where the average student would rant and rave George calmly " does it over. " Knowing George for four years has been an extreme pleasure. We strongly sus- pect that George will be as much of a success as a Dentist as he already is a success in life. " Patient management. " All it needs is Holly sugar 92 MICHEL NILS JACOBY Alpha Omepd. Alpha Tim Epsilon Los Angeles, California U.S.C, L.A.C.C. A hand is raised, silence descends o ' er fhe lecfure room, and a voice rings out, " Doctor, I was wondering . . . . " Thus will be remembered one phase of " The Life of Mickey Jacoby — Perennial Stu- dent " by many of his classmates. It is to his credit that he has always sought the reason and logic behind any situa- tion confronting him. And more than one lecturer has been put to the task for want of the proper reply to Mickey ' s well-thought-out questions. His member- ship in Alpha Tau Epsilon, the national scholastic honorary fraternity is evidence of the recognition paid to this mental dental whiz kid. M. Nils Jacoby, native son of California, matriculated at U.S.C. where he digested one year of predental training. For the next year and a half he switched his allegiance to L.A.C.C. During the sum- mer vacations from these ivy-clad halls of learning he fulfilled a lifelong am- bition of bicycling through Europe. He says, " I still have the bunions and cal- louses to prove it. " While in Europe, Mickey claims he was more interested in seeing the sights than the girls. This attitude seems rather unspunky for a red-blooded predental student, but his devotion to matters scientific was due to the fact that he was then a mere broth of a lad who just didn ' t have a buddy seat on his two-wheeler. A fact little known to most of his class- mates concerns Mickey ' s employment by Hughes Aircraft, where he acquired the imposing title of Radar Research Tech- nician. With such valuoble training to to his credit, he should be well-fitted to return to the Isotope Department of U.S.C, at least long enough to pause for a game of chess with W.W.W. However, the Air Force has pegged Mickey for a two-year tour of duty be- fore he can devote his all to Science. In the meantime this congenial, talented lad will be making friends and pre- senting stimulating ideas wherever he is stationed. Gold issue for the first casting. Chairside manner in operati( 93 OWEN VERNAL JENSEN Xi Psi Phi Richfield, Utah ontana Slate College, U.S.C. Owen is one of the chosen few who looks like a successful professional man before he even gets his degree. This Dude of the Dental School is a trans- planted Mormon whose heart still yearns for the " promised land " of Utah, where he was born, lo these many years ago. He energetically plows his way through jillions of enamel rods just so that he can occasionally dash back to where the sky is not cloudy all day, where the deer and the cantaloupe play. Shotgun and fishing rod clutched in his fat little hands, his eyes glassy with anticipation, he lives just for his Utah vacations, and an occasional sojurn to Lake Arrowhead with his vivacious frau, Pauline. At the age of four, Owen left Brigham Young ' s safari in Ogden, Utah to mi- grate to Richfield, another quaint Utahan hamlet. From there he heeded Uncle Sam ' s beckoning finger and served in the Army until 1946. The attractive school marm from Beverly Hills inspired him to " go west " , where he undertook a combination predent-premed program at U.S.C. Receiving acceptance from both schools, he and Pauline decided in favor of this one. Owen will alwoys be pleasantly remem- bered for his ever-ready quips — even when burdened by insurmountable ob- stacles such as attempting to wax up six dentures and two partials in one afternoon. More power to you, Owen! Won ' t be a blasted bubble on this casting! Attacking the root canal with determination. 94 RUSSELL HENRY JESSUP Sipnid Chi. I ' si Omeiiii Sania Ana, Cadfornia Backaching from a resounding thump? Looking for Doctor Eidson? (He ' s at the coffee machine). Just gone down two tricks on a cold " six " hand due to a loud strong, laughing voice on your right? The answer to these questions is obviously one and the same — Russ! Most of us at one time or another have had our backs temporarily put out of order by this jolly " dogrobber. " It has been rumored that, when Russ graduated from Stanford in 1952, the infirmary there no longer had a huge waiting list due to that ducal sacriolliac epedemic which had swept the campus for four years. Russ is never afraid to wade into any- thing and during our freshman year some of his fellow cadaver sharers wish- ed he had been more hesitant. He has an Infallible bridge system called " talk it op. " If his huge lunches didn ' t break up the game by covering the table, his " hot air " would clear the table and re- duce the game to chaos. Russ has the point count system so cold that his part- ner knows what Russ holds to the card. During these lunch games he has de- veloped the uncanny almost clairvoyant capacity of being able to interpret his opponents hands by utilizing his amaz- ing peripheral vision. The greatest undertones in Russ ' four year career were the mysterious disap- pearances of young Dr. Eidson to the coffee machine or the " 901 Health Club. " Rumor has it that Russ ' success on dou- ble clinics is due to these hush-hush rendevous. Despite all this (or even because of it), Ross is extremely well liked, and his energy and constant jovial attitude never ceases to amaze and refresh us. Quite a remarkable person, we ' ll miss him sorely when he graduates but our loss is somebody else backache. 3 minutes for lunch while the alloy sets up. Sv ::•: I . V;l%dK%iv Suave, debonoir, a sore cinch to graduate (No that is). 95 RAYMOND LESLIE JOHNSON Delta Sigma Delta Los Angeles, California Univ. of Calif. (Davis) U.S. Ray is undoubtedly the clinic ' s high point man in units logged at the bridge table and at double clinics. During the sophomore year Ray was vice-president of his class. As o fresh- men he managed the basketball team. He did so well that he followed up by coaching and managing the sophomore team and playing on the Junior team. Along with bridge and basketball Roy has developed other interests such as social drinking, being very proficient in the fine art of liquor tasting — from the glosses of others, that is — intoxication, blindness, gastric upset and it is rumor- ed even coma. All done in good taste under the circumstances Ray has developed several aversions while in Dentol School, one of them be- ing school itself or at least the more or ancient part, the institutional hierarchy which lurks as a two-headed monster in the first aperture on the right of that dark cavern ' s entrance. This same dread- ed monster with the two heods and the ineffectual appendage which chases blue spots by whispering and shouting the strange sounding, mysterious and magi- cal incantation of " J, " " J, " " J " has caused Ray much apprehension. It prob- ably is responsible for driving him to the bridge table, then only to have Russ Jes- sup drive him bock to the Devil ' s Lair to be once again confronted by the curse of the " J, " hoir, whisper and wild-eyed manaical stare. He in his solid determin- ation, has weathered this adversary and is strong in the hope that some day a St. George will come along and slay this dragon by severing the two heads from the body, for this would moke dental school a safer place Ray and his attractive wife Lorna make a good looking couple at most of the social functions of the school and his fraternity, Delto Sigma Delta, where the Johnson ' s hold the best attendance rec- ord. Good-natured Ray is o joy to most of us who think we hove troubles. Ray just smiles and laughs it off. This char- acteristic will always stand him in good stead in the future. His obility to laugh and joke will long be remembered by his class mates and his inumerable bridge partners and opponents for a long time to come. Phospho soda for the smile of health. Just a hair more ' ol topper. 96 DONALD HOWARD JONES DidUi Sipma Delia San Gabriol, California Pasadena City College Don graduated from El Monte Union High School in 1946. After this. Don at- tended Barber College and served in the Army for two years where he became interested in dentistry. While in barber college Don developed quite a name for himself as a Gay Blade with the dollies on the burlesque circuit. In 1953 Don graduated from Pasadena College and thence to Dental College. Don evidenced his extreme self confi- dence when he missed the first summer ot the clinic. Actually, he had to make a few bucks at the barber trade, but he rapidly caught up with the pack. Don is kidded quite a bit about his sartorial accomplishments, but nevertheless his trade has served a useful purpose by al- lowing him to pursue his education along with his favorite hobbies, skiing, water skiing, and women. This would kill an ordinary man, but not Don, who seems to have more drive than ten men, especially in the direction of the later. In fact, it is quite a race between Don, Ed, and R.G. as to who is the fastest hustler on the clinic floor. Even though Don devotes a huge amount of time to these many and varied enter- prizes he still finds ti me to contribute to his fraternity, especially among the more social aspects. Despite the fact that Don ' s day seems to consist of 17 or 28 hours he still makes time to share with his classmates in con- versation, especially around the coffee machine, and this evidences the fact that here is a hard working, likeable and thoroughly enjoyable person with whom we ' ve been happy to be associated. Now let ' s see what the guys did yesterday. 97 KARL WILLIAM KAISER, JR. Delta Sigma Delta Ontario, California Chaffey College, U.S.C. Want a deal? This is the trade mark of " Bill " Kaiser. Well known among his fraternity brothers for cornering the wine market (at cut rate prices) to provide re- freshments for the annual Hawaiian Party. Four trucks arrived from the San Gabriel Valley looded with the " Red Death. " The only trouble being, the Delts didn ' t have four trucks to return the unused portions. It is rumored that Bill paid his expenses at the Delt House for the last four years by practicing the Tonsorial Arts; these he learned in the mysterious Orient, or was it Mexico? Anyway, he also developed an interest in Cactus, all night driving, fresh potatoes and last but not least, shoe shines. The tuition of Shoe Shine School kept him from following this en- deavor. Bill was born in Ontario, where he at- tended Chaffey Union High School. He took his pre-dental requirements at S.C. in 1950 and entered Dental School in 1953. He is also known for his imagin- ation. We first noticed this when he carved the lingual root of an upper molar on the Buccal side of one of Inky ' s carving tests. This man of mystery knows many strange things for he operates by night. He has been followed on many occasions but always manages fo lose his followers around sixth and Hoover or Commonwealth After graduation Bill will see service in the Army Dental Corps. Upon comple- tion of his tour of duty, he will return to the Southland to practice. His pre- cise and competent work will be our gain. Said practice should enable him the capital to develop his private vine- yard and yacht harbor. He might even have a chain of pawn shops and some other costly excentricities that he has been addicted to. This may be due par- tially to his two bizarre roommates. Bill has survived all this and emerged with some semblance of sanity. Pulpal wall just so . Forms, forms, forms; boy I ' m glad the Army. I ' ll be through with these. I gel in RICHARD lYNN KINDY VhaUa, California College of Sequoias Dick Kindy hails from the San Jauquin Valley community of Visalia, where he combined athletics with a high grade average at Visalia Senior High School. He graduated in 1951. Continuing his studies at College of Sequoias, his grades never dropped below " A " right through completion in 1953. His high academic standards continued right on through Dental School. In January 1955, Dick went home for a short vacation to get some well needed rest from the slavery of the third floor of the technique building. Low and be- hold he returned with a blushing bride, Marilyn. We understand that Dick got little rest that vacation; however, he re- turned to the grind with renewed vigor. Dick seemed to have " vigor " a-plenty for not only was he able to withstand the rigors of newly wedded bliss but he was also able to muster up enough energy to play guard on the Dental School basketball team, this we under- stand was " Kid ' s-Stuff " compared to the former occupation. He was said to have been a wee bit conservative as a dental student. Dick was never known to have indulged in the shady practices allegedly carried on by some of his fellow classmates. Get- ting answers from the student ' s friend John Sonle on an exam was far easier than from Dick. On the other hand, he was never known to have taken even one small peak at the test paper of a nearby student. Dick plans to take a vacation with twenty other members of the class of ' 57 in San Antonio, Texas, as a guest of the Army Dental Corps. After separation from the Army he plans to take Marilyn and their newly arrived offspring to the San Joaquin Valley where he intends to practice. We will surely remember fond- ly this big, good natured guy with the eternally friendly smile. ■ ' " ' .. Danger Biochem student at work. Not every dentist can clairn a smiling patient. 99 WILLIAM R. KING Delta Sigma Uella. Alpha Tail Epiilon North Hollywood, California U.C.L.A., L.A.C.C, L.A.S.C. Bill King has the distincfion of being our Senior Class president and is one of the nicest fellas you could ever hope to meet. His youthful appearance and cas- ual attitude camouflage the real, mature William R. King — full-time tycoon of the business world, class president, and fa- ther. It is to Bill ' s credit that he cheer- fully shoulders his many time-consuming responsibilities and still manages to ap- pear unhurried. One classic exception to Bill ' s normal calm occurred during the Freshman year. On the last day for handing in his bridge to Dr. Ho he over-enthusiastically pol- ished a fistulous opening through the occlusal of one of his crowns. Switching to Plan " X " , he attempted to add solder to same, then reverted to waxing up another crown, soldering, and polishing the bridge, and surrendering the piece of jewelry to Mrs. Shaw in mid-afternoon of this crucial day. Having done this he proceeded to lend a helping hand to those unfortunates who were still having last minute difficulties. While most of the fellows have dashed for the bridge tables or couches at noon- time these past four years — Bill ' s coat- tails would be flapping toward the Auto Club Headquarters on Figueroa. He has held a full-time job there as a claims adjuster for the past several years, and thus supported his wife and ever-ex- panding number of progeny. Judging from this record of accomplis- ments, this lad will bear watching. He may very well outclass G. V. Black someday — and in so doing will surely have earned the respect and frienrship of all with whom he has come in contact. Make ' em smooth and take up to Ho. " Now sir, this time open and move your tongue • 100 JACK WILLIAM KIRBY Vi I ' lu China Lake, California Bokersfield J.C, Fresno Slate Hailing from China Lake, California, Jack presented himself as a real ole ' sour dough and ranch hand. By nature. Jack was quiet, but possessed a sincerity and humorous outlook upon the situations we could come upon in daily clinic life. Jack graduated from Burroughs High School in 1950 and thereafter attended Bokersfield J.C. and finally Fresno State College. By 1955, he had been corraled and settled down with his wife, Martha. During his school years. Jack wos a member of the Zip Fraternity and enjoy- ed his association with that professional organization. An unknown fact about Jack is that he is an ardent sports car fan, being a virtual almanac of informa- tion about race winners and car design and mechanics. As we look to Jack ' s future, we see a couple of years destined for the Depart- ment of Defense and then some serious prospectin ' around Bakersfieid or China Lake. Thinning the periphery. 101 JOHN STANLEY KNIGHT Kappa Sigma. Delta Sigma Delta Fullerton, California Fullerton J.C, Occidental College John is a pace-setter, excelling in prac- tically everything he has done. His im- pressive history includes a 2 year pre- dental course at Fullerton J.C. where he was elected student body president. As if this weren ' t enough, he added to his honors that of National Junior College Broadjumping Champion in 1949. This feat netted him a scholarship to Occi- dental College, where he completed his undergraduate studies. Uncle Samuel in- tervened in John ' s scholastic schedule before he finished at " Occy " and furn- ished him with a globe-girdling tour that included the high spots of Korea. He rapidly proved himself in the Army by becoming a Master Sergeant in no time flat. John ' s outstanding ability has been con- sistently high through his four years in dental school. " Pointwise " , and quality- wise too, he developed an early lead while at the clinic, and constantly im- proved his techniques and skills, in family matters John ' s record is as- suming noteworthy significance. His lovely wife, Phyllis, presented him with a one-unit dependent the first time they were blessed. In 1956 The Bird left a two-unit bundle, known as identical twins. John ' s explanation of this latter phenomenon is a little vague — he claims that this was done by splitting the atom with a " y " chromosome, or some such Mendelian malarkey. Needless to say, we are all waiting with baited breaths for the Bird ' s next visit to see what the score v ill be. John intends to bless Orange County with his varied talents when he gradu- ates, so here he comes, you lucky people! Success? Simple, keep your eyes closed and dive in! Looks as though that foil is coming out nice. 102 DONALD JOSEPH KORNBLAU Ali)ha Tail Epsilon Tail Delia Phi, Alpha Omefni Los Angeles, California U.S.C. Don has left an enviable record at the U.S.C. School of Dentistry, invariably be- ing top man on the totem pole when the grades came out. After entering U.S.C. on a scholarship in 1951, he man- aged to zip through two years of pre- dent and gain acceptance as the Boy Wonder of the Class of 1957, Rumor has it that he mastered the tech- nique of carving an upper first molar, using only his fingernails. Due credit must be given to his teacher and in- spiration, Dr. Murphy. It was inevitable that Don would be sought for member- ship in A.T.E. because of his scholastic achievements established in his Fresh- man year. In keeping with this 2-year cycle of mile- stones Don had established, 1955 saw him eagerly taking the Giant Step when he married a U.C.L.A. coed named Bar- bara. Fate will certainly bless this union with Quiz Kids some day. The next two years brought graduation day in June, 1957 and a two-year as- signment in the U. S. Army. When Don returns to Los Angeles to go into private practice the world should be his oyster and dentistry his pearl. y % go get plaster bowl. " Half-nelson, elbow technique. 1 103 SAMUEL TILDEN KURTZ Tau Kappa Epsilon, Xi Psi Phi San Diego, California San Diego State College One of the older members of the migra- tion from San Diego, Sam came to us offer service in the Air Force and the California Highway Patrol. Graduating from high school in 1942 he had little time to think obout college and spent the war years jockeying a troop transport in the far east. The uniform seemed to fit well and after service he traded it in on a Highway Patrol model. A couple of years spent writing citations after fraternity parties and startling occu- pants of parked cars were enough to convince Sam that school was the place to be. As a T.K.E. in predent, and later on a Zip he is well known as the man behind the scenes on such productions as the Sophomore Stag. Happily married to a home economics teacher, he finally found it impossible to find a motorcycle seat large enough for his added responsibility and now concentrates full time on Dentistry. After graduation it will be back to the south for Silent Sam. Brains, sweet breads or giblets? Sam and friend 104 HENRY LEVIN .IIi Iki (hnciid Las Angeles, Califo U.S.C. Henry is as home grown as home grown can get, in that he hved only a pontic ' s throw from the campus. He attended Manuel Arts High School and continued his quest for knowledge at the S.C. cam- pus. Hank shot to fame through his en- deavors on the Trojan gymnastic team while taking his predental work here. He can still be seen giving advice to pot- bellied classmates on how to regain their lost physical attributes. Along with his hypertrophied " lots, " " pects, " and bi- ceps, he has developed powerful facial musculature due to his constant smile. He ' s the only man in the class that can effervese after double clinicingl Our sophomore year found Hen setting aside his crown and bridge work to fashion a gold band for Marcia ' s left hand. Since this time Marcia has inter- rupted her teaching career twice to pre- sent Robert and Arnold for Henry ' s ap- proval. Heavy rings under his eyes showed the affects of his loving care to the newcomers. Those first months are murder on papa, huh, Henry? Had it not been for Henry ' s patriotism, the class of 1957 wouldn ' t have claimed him. Accepted in 1951 to both dental school and the Army, Henry chose the latter serving as a medic. Thanks for waiting for us, Henry; we shall not soon forget your vivaciousness and sincere friendship. Guess who kno 3I, so far, so good. 105 DARWIN C. LIGHTFOOT Las Vegas, Nevada Brigham Yojng University, US C Qoiet, steady, and reliable are character- Isfics we ' ll remember in Darwin. A trans- plant from Las Vegas he came to S.C. to finish his pre-dent. after spending a year at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The athletic interest of his high school days carried over into col- lege and Dar. was always on hand when a game of handball, volleyball or skill- pool was in the offing. Also along this line were his aspirations as a weight- lifter. Sporting a very well developed pair of biceps he could often be found at his place of residence hoisting the bar. Another of his favorite pasttimes was watching television and if was generally agreed that he knew more about the weekly schedule than was printed in the Video guide. Not lacking in intellect he was an out- standing student and prided himself in his collection of pocketbooks. Breaks In the school year were really vacations for him and usually some of his friends as they made his home in Vegas a head- quarters for excursions to the night spots. After graduation and service he plans to return home to set up his practice. With a name like Lightfoot and consid- ering the Apache tribes in that area, he can ' t go wrong. How to polish through the occulsal. Honest, Mac, I ' m not using tinfoil substitute. EUGENE GRAY LINDSAY Alpha Tun i ' .psilon Los Angeles, California Glendale Colleqe. U.C.L.A. Dimples Lindsay was born in Philadel- phia, Pennsylvania and soon moved from that area to eventually finish his high schooling in Ohio, Florida, and California. Gene managed to be fairly stationary for his pre-dental education and remained in this area long enough for studies at Glendale College and at U.C.L.A. It is said that Gene is a veteran of the War of 1812, having served 13 months in the Army Medical Corps at Camp Beale. Some of his extraordinary success in patient management must have stem- med from practical training while assign- ed to a colored W.A.C. unit. What luck! In civilian life, he was a jack-of-all- trades, having worked in a canning fac- tory, fruit orchard, milkman, as a drafts- man, and carpenter. From all the jobs he has had, one would assume that he was exceedingly old. He is. Even with advanced age, he managed to capture a lovely lass by the name of Marianne. Gene is probably the neatest guy in the class and abhors the slightest trace of dirt or lack of shine on his instruments. When he couldn ' t be found on the clinic floor, you were almost assured of find- ing him in the prosthetics lab shining his possessions. □ dy, cost away! Great guns, a mandibular class three. EDWARD LITTLETON Psi Omega Lynwood, California Compton J.C, El Camino, L.A.C.C. Ed ' s life was and will no doubt continue to be one of action. A native of Pitts- burgh he has a roster of jobs that can now be made complete with his initia- tion into dentistry. As a book salesman, shredded wheat shredder, and soldier in the South Pacific he developed into the proud owner of a prematurely grey mane. This outstanding feature coupled with his ambition will be remembered by everyone. His scholastic background was also varied and he skipped from Compton to El Camino to Los Angeles City College and then to Southern Cal. It is rumored that he was registered at El Camino and Compton at the same time. One of the old married men, Ed is the father of three children, the youngest of which was born during the sophomore year. Possessing a ready wit, friendly smile and a wealth of war stories, Ed will no doubt carry on a very successful practice. Elusive margins, sometimes ya can just wish ' em closed. KENNETH SADAO MASUMOTO Recdiey, California Reedley College Kenny ' s earliest recollection of life was stomping wine grapes in his home town of Reedley, California. Being used to those straight rows of grapes, it was easy for him to achieve fine, straight and sharp lines and point angles in his operative technique. However, it must be mentioned that this natural ability was somewhat hampered by the misfortune of being stuck be- tween two old fogies, namely Littleton and McGowan. However, with the afore- mentioned innate ability and a wonder- fully optimistic personality, Kenny man- aged to keep well up with the pack. Always willing to help his classmates, and with his friendly and personable character. Ken was held in high esteem by the class. Following graduation, Kenny will see active duty in the Air Force and then a private practice in cen- tral California. Always careful of margins. What ' s this drawer for? 109 HENRY MONROE McGOWAN Bell, California East Los Angeles J.C, Glendale City College, U.S.C. Every class must have at least one of them end ours was no exception. From the untamed frontier that was Texas during the turn of the century came Hank McGowan. Migrating early enough in life to make possible the leaving of his Texas drawl in Texas he is often mis- taken for a native Californian. Some ten years ago Hank was told that he was much too old to go into dentistry. Like and true son of the lone star state he had determination. Making use of ex- perience in place of youth he became a vagabond pre-dent student. First to East Los Angeles J. C, then Glendale City College, on to El Camino and then Southern Cal. A decade later the powers that be finally realized that a man with his " stick to it " was sure to be a good dentist and he was added to the grow- ing list of names for the class of ' 57. With an air of tolerance towards " smart young instructors, " and welcome words of advice to the youngsters of the class, he worked on towards the coveted D.D.S. After graduation he hopes to set up a good practice and most important of all, buy a good cigar. With his wife and two fine kids he is all ready to go. Smooth as a baby ' s Just a little excess, " to be sure. ' RONALD McLACHLON Delia Sigma Delia Compton, California Compton Jr. College, El Camino Jr. College Any startling improbable rumors yet to- day? If not you con depend on old Mac to generate some red hot ones by 1:00 p.m.; such as " have you heard that all Jr ' s are going to have to wax up their dentures — direct, " — to " I hear that Dr. Nicklebaum is going to check Sr. clinics!! " These are just a few of the millions or more Ron is responsible for. As the dental school ' s original, LES MIS- ERABLES, " Good things are tough finan- cially ' I don ' t know where my next meal Is coming from — unless Star Kist Tuna and some macaroni factory comes through. " Ron would roll home in his NEW souped up Old ' s, admire his NEW power mower on the way in to his NEW home, sit down and watch his NEW de- luxe model TV and phono set while scan- ning the plans of his NEW dental office. If is Mac ' s new camera that Is respon- sible for most of the excellent photog- raphy In our yearbook. The volume of work required for this is a reflection upon the tremendous drive and willing- ness to help in any project he has under- taken. However, the results of some of Ron ' s more grandiose projects were questionable. Now with the advent of even faster operative speeds Mac has turned his at- tention to this and as Rex ' s right — or is it left arm (?) spends many hours at school delving Into many facets of oper- ative research. In a few months there will prorably be a gala event surpassing even a first night movie premier and financed by who else but J. P. McLachlan announc- ing the opening of his office. If exuber- ance, drive and personality are a meas- ure of success, Ron Is way ahead. Cook this please. m RALPH JUNIOR McNECE Xi Psi Phi Inglewood, California Pepperdine, U.S.C. This boy is Southern California ' s answer to Dr. Cory Middlecoff. Entering dental school fresh off the golf course, Ralph met his most difficult problem in school: playing bridge with Ukio. Eight o ' clock classes didn ' t agree with his disposition; as a consequence he be- came a noted lecturer in the grill. The courses he lectured on were varied but were always interesting over a cup of coffee. Ralph entered S.C. via Pepperdine and played golf for S.C. before entering den- tistry. During the senior year he could be found at the local driving range at- tempting instruction of the opens to one Dr. Charles Sweet, who seems to have the inate ability to break golf clubs. How did you ever get through Pedo., Ralph? McNese and his con artist friend Charles Boyer have great plans of expanding the door key industry. Care to give us one? Sally McNese lives in Inglewood while her husband plays golf, the 19th hole, and occasionally practices den- tistry. Keeping book. They said it was only o matter of leverage. f 112 YUKIO NAKAMA, B.S. Honolulu, Hawaii University of Howoii " Yuki " was born on the island of Maoi in 1922. He offended Lohainaluma High School and fhe Universify of Hawaii, where he received his bachelor ' s degree In bacferiology in 1946. Yuki fhen worked for fhe Honolulu Wa- ter Department for six years before he decided to enter fhe profession. While in dental school, Yuki ' s name has become synonomous with fhe game of bridge. He can be seen morning, noon or night playing bridge in fhe lounge. When ask- ed which system he used, Goren or Cul- berfson, he answered, " Neither, I play by the seat of my pants. " Around fhe clinic, Yuki is known as the " denture kid, " what a whiz in prosthetics! Aside from bridge and prosthetics, Yuki is an avid tennis player and, as we will remember from the Freshman Play a virtuoso on the ukulele. Following graduation, Yuki and wife, Lorraine, will board fhe first plane to Hawaii where a general practice will be established. uld be impossible to do in someone ' ; Im not sure if the finish line ' s there or not. CHARLES FORDYCE NELSON, JR., B.S. .Vi ' ' m Phi Los Angeles, Califon U.S.C. " Chuck, " as he is known to his class- mates, is a local from the center of the great smog metropolis. His extra cur- ricular activities find him rebuilding a rifle, reloading his own ammunition or planning a trip back into the high Sierras. In his lighter moments he Is a real gourmet and whips up a salad dressing as involved as a class III foil. Chuck was a 1st class Pharmacist Mate for three years in the Navy, but then decided to go into dentistry. He at- tended pre-dent. at S.C. and L.A.C.C, finally obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in bactriology. While Chuck coasted through his four years of dental school, his wife Evelyn, taught school and helped prepare for little Gregory Charles, who arrived during his senior year. A mystery that puzzled Chuck ' s class- mates was where he got all the ex- tracted teeth to dissect and upon which to operate during our freshman and sophomore years. The answer came when we found that Chuck ' s father, an Oral Surgeon, was keeping him well supplied with fifty gallon barrels every weekend. Charlie is quiet and personable; he pos- sesses an honest personality that we all admired. The best of success will follow as he establishes his practice in the southland. More war stories. " I fold the Wright brothers, and I ' ll tell you, it won ' t fly. ' " 114 STERLING E. OTTESEN Springville, Utah Univ of Utah Sincerity, personality, and ability are the stock-in-trade of Sterling Ottesen. Utah born and raised. Sterling graduated from Springville High School in 1948. After attending the University of Utah from 1948 to 1949, he served the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on a two year mission in England. The U. of U. was re-entered in 1951 where he com- pleted his pre-dental training. Sterling and Carol are the parents of two healthy sons, Eric and Craig. With his usual ambition, Sterling has also com- pleted a course in fatherly obstetrics, also known as " One easy lesson in street-side delivery, self taught, " having become ambulance driver and mid-wife on the hospital steps. He also holds the dubious honor of being one of the few Angelenos to receive a traffic citation on the way to pay a previous ticket. Sterling will enter the Navy upon grad- uation, but is uncertain whether to re- turn to his native Utah or practice in California. Regardless of his decision, his integrity and sincerity insure him a bright future. $3.75 and i can hardly Oltesen delicately closes the bite. 15 JACK DAFOE PRESTON Lovell, Wyoming Univ. of Wyoming, U.S.C. When " cowboy " Jack arrived in L.A. from Wyoming, he hung up his spurs and began doing research on one of his greatest talents, dragging gold. He en- tered the School of Dentistry with two years of pre-dent, which were spent at the University of Wyoming. Jack is known as a hunting enthusiast and is one of the lucky fellows who was able to sneak in an antelope hunt as well OS do deep sea fishing during the busy grind of lectures and clinics. The friends in Jack ' s fraternity called on him to be house manager because of his financial ability. Ironically, soon after beginning his job, there was no house, and there was Jack with an empty money bag. Naturally frustration took its toll, but his developing neurosis was nipped in the bud when the fraternity again acquired a home. Hyper-Preston carried his dental training into every as- pect of his life; after getting a radio he used a large inverted cone bur to mount it in his car. Jack reached the ultimate achievement his last year when he married Nadine. Being a school nurse, she successfully nursed him through his last year of school. Jack is seldom seen when he doesn ' t have an ear to ear grin and a witty comment to keep things from stag- nating. After a sojourn in the Army, Jack and family will settle in the Southern California area, where he will raise little super-hyper-Prestons. I don ' t see it, but I ' ll drow it. Blind, but lots of faith. 116 STANTON JAY REICHEL T,ii, rf ilnit I ' hi. Alpha Omciiu Los Angeles, California use. Known as " lady-killer " Reichel in the old days, Sfan was born and raised in North Hollywood and has managed to accomplish his 19 years of education all in this small community of Smogville. Stan graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1950 after the trials of youth, when he was accredited with the distinction of never saying " uncle " when engaged in neighborhood fisticuffs. He then arrived at S.C. a personable, sin- cere and well-liked college man. As an undergraduate, Stan was active in Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity and follow- ing his entry into dental school, became a member of Alpha Omega. Usually a confident and capable operator, Stan alledgedly misplaced a slight amount of glucose during a physiology experi- ment. The result was a solution with a brick red precipitate and a fraternity brother with a similarly hued face. The second section will fondly recall his in- nate ability for removing Dr. Lem Sweet ' s V foils with sandpaper discs. Stan plans to serve the Navy two years after which he will establish his practice in Beverly Hills. Clean gown, hair cut, pressed shirt collar must be pedo day. Foils, foils, foils, Aohhhh 117 ROGER EDMUND RILEY Dflla Tail Dvlhi, Delta Sigma L),-lla. Alpha Tail Epsilon Newport Beach, Colifornia use Roger, one of the more popular mem- bers of our class, entered dental school a carefree, devil may care youth and grad- uated a married settled down father of the only boy and girl twins of our class. It didn ' t take very long after the begin- ning of the Freshman year to find out that Roge was a lusty voiced individual who didn ' t worry too much about any- thing. Things that were really " shaking up " most of the fellas only brought smiles from our contractor friend. (Smiles that showed off the perfectly balanced occlusion of which Roge and his ortho- dontist are so proud). In the Sophomore year, besides being the envy of everyone in his Chevy Cor- vette, our hero was elected Second Vice President of the dental school. This year also saw Roge falling madly in love with Marilyn and the many stories of this affair (such as the episode in the garage behind the Delta Sigma Delta house one night) are still going around. As if all this were not enough for one year — the greatest achievement was the goose Roge and friends gave Dr. Ho for Christ- mas accompanied by a record of Frankie Laine singing " Cry of the Wild Goose. " Pre-dental work was taken at S.C. where Riley was a member of Delta Tau Delta. Organizations to which he belongs now include both Delta Sigma Delta and Al- pha Tau Epsilon. Roge is a good operator and will go far in dentistry with his cheerful, easy going attitude. See you in Texas!! Would you like it tenderized, modon vette and friend ROBERT LESTER ROBERTSON Modesto, California Riverside College Bob will be remembered as one of the most meticulous and painstaking stu- dents the Dental School will ever grad- uate. Early in the freshman year, Bob spent many lab hours demonstrating the art of polishing wax bite blocks and shining compound impressions. He oc- casionally became sidetracked with var- ious and sundry business ventures (deals); namely, selling operating chairs to the class and then promptly creating a repair service when the wheels fell off, and charging half the original price to replace them. As official information had it. Bob and his wife Louise (Skip) were able to fi- nance babies in this manner, and do their " duty " to maintain the population. The score to date shows one little tiger, Bobby Jr., a sweet daughter Pamela, and a fair sized swelling that would indicate a census change in May. Despite his conscientious and diligent at- tutude at school. Bob has found time for a remarkable number of activities. Among them are interests in boating, water skiing and flying. Bob is a 1946 graduate of San Diego High School, an alum of Redlands College and of course, started S.C. in 1953. After the service, Bob and family will be found in South- ern California. I. Finger painting 119 JACK EUGENE ROBINSON, B.S. ,,««!» I ' l. Xl I ' s, Flu Salt Lake City, Utah University of Utoh " Abe " Robinson arrived in Los Angeles in 1953 after many years of salt mining and various other endeavors at the Uni- versity of Utah. A graduate in vertebrate zoology, Long Jack spent weeks shaking the brine out of his eyebrows, but final- ly succeeding, he managed to accept and dispell the many worries and anxieties of the classmates surrounding him the Freshman year. Jacks sincerity and keen intellect were soon discovered by the class and like- wise our admiration and regard for Jack developed. Thus, he became one of the outstanding members of our class aca- demically, personally, and of course, vertically. His constant refusal to accept " Uki " Nakama ' s repeated challenge to " Beat you up " was a source of morbid disappointment to the entire class. By the end of the freshman year, Jack mar- ried the lovely woman called Marie. Marie has stated that the " ole man " is hard to handle as he talks, sleeps and dreams dentistry. Shorty ' s interests, other than wedlock, are golfing and reported elbow bending, which were apparently practiced only during vacation times. Jack was " allocated " to the Air Corps and upon graduation he will serve two years, after which a Southern California practice is planned. I Now, just a dash of bil 3V2 seconds at 70 kriov , r 70 seconds at , no; ah hell 120 ROBERT LESLIE ST. MARTIN, B.A. Los Angeles, California The Sainf will long be remembered as a friendly, many-talenfed intellectual with a flare for the arts and an ever present bun duster. As an artist, Bob is tops, as was ex- hibited by his many posters, cartoons and, of course, his work on the Freshman Christmas play. Bob has an undying love for Old Mexico and has spent most all of his time off (plus a little school time, too) in enjoying this vacation land. Other talents include fencing, our " Mys- tery Man " being the main stay of the S.C. team for several years; sailing, a nd auto mechanics. (The only reason that auto mechanics is added is that it would certainly take an expert auto mechanic to keep that Chevy running for four years, even to Mexico and back several times). Family wise. Bob has a good looking wife named Lydia, two wee ones, Kinkie and Boti, and about sixteen half-dead squirrels that keep showing up at various dances, etc. Saint ' s predental schooling included work at the Royal Hungarian Military Academy and college at S.C. His uncanny knowledge of anatomy and physiology the first two years raised many an eyebrow, but since he proved almost equally adept in most all the other subjects, only the shadow knows. A fast operator, two to one says Bob will spend more time in Mexico and other va- cation spots than he will in the old den- tal office. Good luck, Robert, you ' ve got the right idea! 1 Cauldwell-Lu I love children. 121 KEN KEIJI SAKAIDA Alpha Tail Fii ' ilon Los Angeles, California U.C.L.A., use. A native son of California, fondly called the " Kyoto Cowboy, " Ken finished his primary education in Los Angeles; after that, he attended U.C.L.A. for three years in pre-dental preparation. Ken came to S.C. Dental School a very quiet and re- tiring young man. Through the years, chiefly at the Technique Building, a well disciplined and actually extravertish per- sonality was allowed to escape, with the help of certain boisterous comrades, it is understood. His personality ' s progress could be noted significantly from year to year at the Christmas Dances where he would appear with a more dazzling and lovely young lady each time. This apparent devil-may-care appearance, however, did not alter his exceptional academic and technical achievements. Kenny continued to be an A.T.E. member for four years. Being one of the few eligi- ble bachelors remaining in the class, he will devote a few years to the Navy upon graduation; beyond the service, plans are indefinite. Quick, Where ' s the CaOH? 122 EARL GERALD SANDERS Burbank, California Glendale College Ever since his P.J.C. in the Sophomore year, Jerry has been better known by most as " Cheesy. " This trademarl was given him by Dr. Ho after looking at Jerry ' s first porcelain jacket attempt. Actually, if this had been any criteria, half the class would have had the same nickname. Jerry got hitched up during the first se- mester of the Freshman year, settled down in Burbank (known to many as South Burbank) and has been commut- ing ever since. His favorite sport is hunting and we ' re afraid even a few school days have been used for this extra-curricular activ- ity. Predental work was accomplished at Glendale Junior Colege where his grades and continued visits to Dr. Ruth- erford ' s office proved sufficient for en- trance into old S.C. Dental School. Other talents include having worked as a car salesman, real estate broker, and engi- neer before deciding on dentistry as his profession. A small addition to the family is ex- pected on or around Graduation Day — so if Jerry isn ' t there June 17th we ' ll all know why. Not having served his Uncle yet, we ' ll probably see him down at old Fort Sam come July. At any rate Jerry ' s adeptness in planning ahead and ability of ac- complishing his plans will make him a most successful practitioner. Nothing to margin dragtng; I ' M shape up in the clinic. Nothing to margin draging. 123 ISAAC CECIL SCHIENDER Bakersfield, California la Sierra College Cec is one of those who chose the Army over dental school, or should we say the Army chose him. At any rate it was necessary for him to reapply annually throughout his tour though he had been accepted on his first try. Being a native Valley man, Cecil weekly drives the grapevine to his home town Bakersfield. A hobby of lapidary has come in handy as it was an easy transfer from the art of stone polishing to the art of polishing with a stone. A molar carved out of onyx spearheaded a grade in dental anatomy. From that time on grades were no prob- lem for the Cec. Cecil is a confirmed bachelor and is open prey for any female with aspiring ideas. He had been keeping an apart- ment during his dental school days and seems quite content. Be this a warning to the aforementioned females. It might be necessary to catch him through the use of the culinary arts. It will be back to central California for Cecil where he plans to grace the public with his superior operatory talents. Rehashing the previous lob praclicoi. Five o ' clock and all ' s well DAVID EUGENE SCHOENBAUM Ihh,: yii;mu Drlln Playa Del Rey, California Loyola, Santa Monica L.C. With a motto " a circle of friends has endless bounds, " Dick bounded into dental school and at once captured the hearts of all his classmates. Except for an occasional vomity feeling due to the prosthetic department, Dick was blessed with an infectious personality that anointed all that came within his realm, even under the table talk had it that he even drew a smile from Maude in the clinic store. Loyola and Santa Monica C.C. sponsored Dick for his pre-dent. education. Prac- tical experience was also acquired through the courtesy of the Navy where he scraped teeth (make ' em bleed or you aren ' t doin ' any good). Dick ' s Delt brothers realize a party ' s not a party unless he and his lovely wife, Val, are present. Fortunately, they never missed an outing; though at times it was necessary to cart along the little Schoen- baums when the baby sitter wasn ' t available. Dick ' s enthusiasm carries into his school work as it does with anything else he at- tempts, as he is one of the better oper- ators of the class. He will be remember- ed by many class moochers as always an easy touch for coffee, the use of any instrument or a cigarette. But, most of all, he ' ll be remembered by his ever readiness to volunteer for any class room project. Many ' s the time Schoenbaum would ask, " Who ' ll project? " or " Who ' ll pull the shades? " or, " Who can draw? I can ' t believe the stupidity of my partner! Afi, come on coach, let me cut just small hole. 125 BRUCE WILLIAM SCHUTTE Delta Sigma Delta, Alpha Tau Epsilon La Jolla, California San Diego State College The " chicken pox " kid from La Jolla will be remembered to all for his athletic abilities and magnetism for Catholic women. This always happy guy has a " hang loose " attitude that helped make him so well liked and a good operator to boot. Bruce attended La Jolla High School and took his predental training at San Diego State College. One of the few students that have dodged matrimony, Bruce is famous for such girl friends as the Real Estate Broker with the solid gold Cadillac, long black cigarette holder, gloves, etc., etc., etc. According to rumor, more energy was used by Bruce in trying to escape this fem than was used for all his studies in the entire Junior year. What ' s the story Bruce? During the summers, our boy could be found " Life Guarding " at a ritzie La Jolla beach club, and usually kept his tan through most of the year. Besides being a member of Delta Sigma Delta, Bruce was also first vice president of the student body and member of Alpha Tau Epsilon. After graduation, Schutte has a date with Uncle Sam ' s Navy for two years, and then the shingle will probably go up in La Jolla where his brother is already in practice. " Take this cofton-pickin ' wax pattern back to the spastic who made it for ya, and tell him to start Never have trouble 126 DONALD ALBERT SEIVERT Psi Omenn, Alphd Tail Epsilon Pasadena, California Pasadena City College East Los Angeles Junior College One of the better looking fellows in our class, Don got off to a fast start by get- ting married to real cute gal named Pat during the Easter Vacation of the Fresh- man year. Always a good student, Don had a weakness for losing things. This weak- ness reached an apex with his loss of the freshman bridge during the last week of that semester. Thank goodness, however, the precious little 3 units were found and handed in on time with a good grade as a result. Other talents include barbecuing, a tal- ent like no other of our class possesses; and child management. Don can pull teeth, prepare cavities, almost anything he desires to do and never a whimper from the kiddies. Oh well, I guess some people just " Have It " . Don has also been accused of animal magnetism — especially for the neigh- bor ' s cats, however this is just a rumor. A real sore spot with him is cartilage transplants in the mouth — so if you want to keep on his good side — just forget you ever heard about them. Don ' s popularity was proved by his election to the office of Student Body Secretory- Treasurer and ensuing membership in Alpha Tau Epsilon. A date with Uncle Sam ' s Army will find Don, like many others, down at old Fort Sam this July. Good luck, Don, and don ' t forget the salt tablets — it ' s only about 115° in the shade down there in the summer. If you don ' t believe it, ask Colonel Dickson. Serious and dedicated. " You ' ll feel a little pressure. " 127 KENJI SHINODA Cutler, California Los Angeles City College An ex-labman and veteran of World War II, Kenji was certainly one of the most industrious and exacting students in our class. His work was the finest and his helpfulness to many of us will long be remembered and appreciated. Kenji also knows how to spend his spare time. Fishing is his favorite leisure time activity. Fishing was a little poor not so long ago and hunting took over the number one spot. Anyone like to buy a fishing pole? Cheap? Kenji formerly lived in Cutler, California, Tulare County, where he attended Onosi High School before entering the service. After the war, he moved to Los Angeles where a dentist started him thinking along pro- fessional lines. Los Angeles is home now to Kenji and his charming wife, Ruth. It is heard that his excuse to get away on those fishing trips is that the smog bothers him. Some guys get away with murder. As many of the class will agree, a better fellow, friend or fisherman we will never meet. Ah, come on Kenji, where ' s my M.G.? Quick, hide my tinfoil substitute! 128 LAWRENCE LIPPE SOIIG •( n,ll„ I ' hI. tliihu Om, Los Angeles, Calif. U.C.I.A., L.A.CC, U.S.C. No doobt about it, this fellow takes top honors for blonde babes brought to Christmas dances, fraternity functions, etc. How about some of those " cast offs " old buddy? After all, spread it around a little! Of course, when you look Larry over, there ' s no doubt why all the girls go for him; those big blue eyes — those curly locks (incidentally Larry, those curly locks are getting a little thin on top; next thing you ' ll be in Irv ' s shoes). From the moment he entered the clinic, Larry had confidence in his work. (Who else would do a foil clinic on their mother in the Junior year). Another one of those orthodontic won- ders with a perfect balanced occlusion, Larry ' s teeth were always a good thing to have our eye on when trying to set up our state board teeth in the Freshman and Sophomore " Wax Derbys. " You couldn ' t go wrong if you would line up your falsies just like Larry ' s natural choppers. Having been previously em- ployed at Bank of America, we ' re sure Larry will have no money problems in his future dental practice. Dr. Vaughn has fairly well explained about the Sellig attachment to all of us, but what ' s this we hear from all the girls about the Solig attachment? Maybe this is the big attraction. Budding endodontisf. Histo, a joke? 129 MORTON IRA SUMMER lela Beta Tail. Alpha Omega Los Angeles, California U.C.l.A. It was evident right from the beginning that this fellow was one to keep your eye on. He was still just a snot-nosed kid, when his first big break came in the second grade and he was elected win- dow monitor. Of course, this was all up in San Francisco. At 8 years of age, thinking things were about right for a break into the " big time, " a move was made to L.A. But the transplanted seed- ling didn ' t take root too well and life became an uphill struggle, from bright lights to bagles in only six months. Any- way, he continued schooling at Fairfax High 1947 to 50, where he played some baskebali as well as getting good grades in his studies. But it was hard work all the way. U.C.L.A. 1950-53 was the next step toward the " treadmill to oblivion. " At Dental School, Morton was known va- riously as Mort, Marty, and Moon. His affairs with the now infamous hussy, Susie, are too numerous and shocking to pri nt. Extra-curricular activities included fre- quent trips to Palm Springs, dates with Stan, Mike and Herb, and a hot game of tennis now and then. Mort ' s immediate plans will be inter- rupted after graduation for a period of two years by Uncle Sam ' s Army. After the service, Mort may come back to school and teach periodontics, go to law school, or become a rag salesman or something. He ' s just not quite certain, yet. At any rate, keep your nose clean Mort, and we ' ll see you in San Antonio in September. Mort challenges the Colorimeter. Everything helps on a clinic. 130 WILLIAM GERALD SPARKS Delia Sit nxi I ' hi Ventura, California Univ. of California (Berkeley) Ventura Jr. College, U.S.C. This fellow was the envy of everyone for his ability at slipping through school without the usual headaches, heartaches, ulcers and attendance of anatomy lab. Bill was certainly in the fop ten (lec- ture ditchers, that is). The funny part however, was that he still got high grades in most all these courses. Take Oral Surgery in the Junior year as an ex- ample. Here " Sleepy " Sparks missed every one of " No Down Payment " Kunin ' s lectures and still got an " A " in the course. The only explanation seemed to be that Bill could read to himself a little better than Dr. Kunin could to us poor unfortunates that attended lectures. His favorite outdoor sport is golfing, be- ing a real whiz, especially on the nine- teenth hole. Bill got married in 1954 to a cute little blonde named Connie, who incidentally, among other things, has a beautiful singing voice. Bobby, the real boss of the family, was born in February 1955 and looks like real fullback ma- terial for old S.C. A date with Uncle Sam ' s Air Force will pretty well take care of things for Bill and family the next several years. Ahl Cute little felas; Vitamin Bl supplemi light as Sparks as deputy sheriff. 131 JOHN SALVATORE STEA Ilflta Sigma Llfltu Compton, California Complon J.C, UCLA., Univ of California at Berkeley One of the " hang loosest " guys in the class, John has always done excellent work and apparently with little difficulty. He ' s ' good in the clutches " as was proved when he broke his sophomore lateral facing near the end of the semes- ter and still handed the bridge in on time and with a good grade for his efforts. Vital statistics show graduation from Compton High in 1948, and entrance into the Air Force in October 1948. Getting out in October 1949, John resumed his schooling at Compton J.C. in 1950. In 1952, a transfer to U.C.L.A. to play foot- ball took place, but our hero ' s career was cut short by a badly injured knee. Of course, in 1953 John arrived at S.C. Den- tal School and began the grind with everyone else. In 1954 Pat (a real sweet- heart) and John were married with the inevitable result arriving in the person of John Louis Stea in 1955. Besides being a whiz at dentistry John drives a beer truck. ( " I only work be- cause I need the money " ), plays a mean game of bridge, plunks a banjo now and then (this is really the worst) and always has a tall tale. He was certainly one of the " Best Dressed " in our class during the entire four years, sometimes maybe even going a little overboard. This fella will go far and is well deserving. With the advent of his newly acquired ser- iousness, we expect a box of wine soak- ed crooks annually. Operative procedures require the utmost Victory after that root 132 CLEMENS WILLIAM STOECKLE, JR., B.S. Fsi Omega. Ali)ha Tuu EpsiUm Los Angeles, California use. Bill was first noticed when examination grades were shown. This quiet, politely modest young man showed concern and doubt over the presence of so many " A ' s " . We all knew it to be a result of a keen mind and extremely hard work. At our Freshman ditch he participated in all events with such vigor, especially football, that we were honestly con- cerned that " Jess " or " Red " might take him away. Bill attributes his keen sense of perfection in his work to Dr. Murphy, who in a time of crisis took little Bill under his wing and fostered his ideal- istic philosophy. During the sophomore year Bill deducted an amazing phenomenon that every gonococcus and tubercle bacillus had a specificity for him and his wife, at least so he imagined and commenced carry- ing their own tableware with them on all occasions. At the Sophomore ditch Bill didn ' t participate in the games, he had developed a physical handicap. Seems as though the weight of his " scab Box " caused a six inch elongation of his right arm. At the clinic he was a picture of pre- paredness: a place for everything and everything in its place. For the benefit of those who thought that little box con- tained a foil condenser it was actually a radio tuned to " conalrad 640 " with a planned route of escape and a week ' s supply of water. With the beginning of the Senior year and his prosthetics re- quirements behind him, Bill was a new man who, for the first time in his life, knew where he was going. Then Jo Anna told him to start preparing for a " little Stoeckle " . So Bill immediately took over the Sears Roebuck credit tJept. — with his experience we expect him to take over Dr. Conley ' s lectures on patient management. Now that graduation is near and success is eminent. Bill is positive it was due to Dr. Tanner ' s poor memory and that Bill could outrun the " Red Bear " . Maybe so Bill, but Tanner ' s checking State Board! Contact point? Hell no, I ' m adding a margin. Adding hen scratches. 133 • ' - , ' V a i IRVING H. STOKOLS Alpha Omega Los Angeles, California Univ. of Illinois, U.S.C. This is one fellow that won ' t have to worry about the service after graduation. Even HE agrees that the wife and kids would go first. The true age of our oldest class member is not known for sure, but rumor has it he ' s got Jack Benny beat by four years. Irv, being a cutter in the apparel busi- ness for several years, had ittle trouble in transfering his talents from cloth to teeth. Right from the first wax carving in the Freshman year, it was noted that Irv occasionally confounded his carving instruments and hand piece with a pair of shears. Crane High School in Chicago claimed (or disclaimed) Irv before college at the Uni- versity of Illinois. The ball and chain was also met, conquered and acquired at the University of Illinois. After being married, Irv and Selma moved to California in 1951 and of course, like the rest of us started S.C. dental school in 1953. Two children, Marcia and Mark, round out the family of four. Enlightenment wins over the base attractions of the scratch sheet. Acrylic setting up, and teeth falling out. 134 ARTHUR LOY SWANSON I ' hi Kiippd Tim. i I ' si I ' ll! Los Angeles, Colifornio U.C.L.A., U.S.C. Here ' s a fella that had more aliases than Baby Face Nelson, Arturo de Swansoni, cannibal and Dr. Stool being only a few. Graduated from Hollywood High School in 1950, Loy attended UCLA from 1950 to 1951. But good will always win out, and a transfer to S.C. was made in 1951. In the Freshman year, particular note was was taken of Art ' s slashing ability in the anatomy lab. Who knows, he may make a good surgeon some day? Other abilities included the making of a super- ior mouth wash in pharmacology lab and an ever-present green face when rouge was used for high shine on the Freshman and Sophomore bridges. Favorite extra-curricular activity in the winter, at least, seems to be skiing. Art is also a loyal Trojan rooter and an ac- tive member in Phi Kappa Tau and Xi Psi Phi fraternities. Loy has also served in various campus capacities. Just recently Art became engaged to a pretty little Southern Damsel from North Carolina, so here ' s hoping you like Southern-Fried chicken old man — you ' ll be getting plenty of it, both at home and in the Navy every Sunday. After the serv- ice Art will probably hang his shingle up in Hollywood where his father is now a practicing dentist. Von Kupfur cell? I don ' t see any Von Kupfer Son, is there any adverse history of monostotic osseous dystrophy in your parental heritage? 135 TERUAKI THOMAS TAKEDA Alpha Tau Epsilun Los Angeles, California UCLA One of the real top operators in our class, Teruaki has steadily done superior work throughout dental school and has the grades to prove it. But high scholastic records are not something new for him as high marks were also registered at Roosevelt High and for four years of pre-dental work at U.C.L.A. His helpful- ness to the gang that were within range of his desk, especially while over at the technique building, will long be appre- ciated. On the other hand, sometimes it ' s a little unfortunate to sit near a fellow like this — you get quite an inferiority complex about your own efforts. Last year saw Teruaki getting married as well as getting the highest grades in the class, thus enabling him to become a member of the honorary dental fratern- ity. Alpha Tau Epsilon. Like most of us, after graduation, Terry the Tanker goes into the service for two years before en- tering practice for himself. The infamous Plaster Bowl. Rubber bandage placed, ope 136 BEN TAMAKI los Angeles, Californic Santa Maria JC, S.C. Ben completed his pre-dental work at U.S.C. In the interim, he worked at Doug- las Aircraft; during this time that he re- ceived the news of his acceptance to dental school. It was heard that there was not a more drunk " buddahead " in all of California to ever enter a school of dentistry. With an ever present friendly smile and warm disposition, it was only natural that he would marry someone as sweet as Marge. They have been married for several years now, but there still is no patter of tiny feet, keeping Ben a staunch member in the Thompson So- ciety. Uncle Ben ' s chief recreational activity has been fishing, but with the condition (no fish) such as it is, his interest has switch- ed to bridge. Practically every noon hour will find him in the lounge, either bid- ding a slam or kibitzing someone ' s hand. Ben, who are the last ones to leave in the evening? One word can sum up his ultimate goal in dentistry: perfection and the subsequent success it will bring. Considering that its home made, really doesn ' t taste too bad. Gotta take advantage of them while they ' re still. 137 KENNETH WILLIAM TAYLOR Xi Psi Phi. Liimhda Delta Sigma Burbank, California Glendale College, U.C.L.A., U.S.C. After fulfilling a mission for the Mormon Church, Ken entered S.C. via U.C.L.A. He can always be found during noon hour playing ping pong with his pal Gil at the Institute. This mystery man has quietly handled the last four years doing everything to its utmost. Ken has often been mistaken for his namesake, Ron Taylor, which has probably caused Ken no end of trouble. Rumor has it that this boy has been immunized against the bite of the love bug — only time will prove this fact. Still water runs deep — so after much thought and consideration Ken is bound to establish a fine practice and prove a valuable asset to his community. Only spent $1.65 so far, hope this baby does it. Ken and friend 138 RONALD VERNE TAYLOR, B.A. Pi Kappa Alpha. Xi ' .s I ' hi Salt Lake City, Utah University of Utah Ron is one of those fellows who could achieve success in any field that he chose to follow. He has chosen dentistry and there need be no doubt that success will surely follow. Before coming to dental school Ron had a wide and varied background in numer- ous forms of human endeavor which un- doubtedly was a factor in his ability to " snow, " to a greater or lesser degree, both patients and instructor alike; his fel- low students being immune because of their intimate contact with him. Technically, there is nothing wrong with his dentistry either. A man gifted with outstanding ability, he often cruised at half potential, which was usually better than most, only to come through and really shine when the pressure was on. Ron ' s other claim to fame is his wife Joyce and two sons who are pocket-sized editions of him. For the good life ahead, Garden Grove will be the sight of Ron ' s practice and as the story goes, the first thing he is going to do is build a house with a den to which only he has the key — a sort of refuge in which he doesn ' t have to clean up after himself and to which only he and a few select members of the class will be admitted. The expression, " There ' s more than one way to skin a cat, " in action. Looks like a slock holder. 139 GEORGE BONNELL TELFORD Delta Sigma Delta Tulare, California College of Sequois, Arizona State College, San Jose State College, U.C.L.A. George hails from Bob Mathias ' home town, Tulare, California. He said thaf he liked the town so well that he plans on practicing in Southern California after his release from the Army Dental Corps. Central California ' s loss is our gain. George studied at four different colleges before completing and definitely decid- ing on pre-dental. When questioned about this his reply was, " I just couldn ' t get what I wanted at one college, and you know, I ' m not so sure that I ' ve found it here at S.C.! " It is suspected that George ' s main reason for choosing the dental profession was financial, of course. He vehemently denies this, but only time will tell. One wonders who will own the first " Cad " George or Al Torkelson? Everyone is familiar with George ' s easy going attitude toward life in general, ex- cept when it comes to clinics and pros- thetics (particularly partials) then George ' s lower sphincter muscles im- mediately go into tetany and he is heard to exclaim loudly — " This hassel is dam- aging my ability to participate in indoor sports, shot putting that is! " George ' s favorite " girl friend " is Alma, they have been married four years and are at this writing expecting their first addition to the Telford Clan. Campus activities include Delta Sigma Delta and 901 Club. Every class owes it to itself to have a George Telford, whose tremendous, congenial personality and earthy, humorous attitude toward den- tistry specifically and life in general has made it easier and more pleasant for all of us. Magic margins. I ' m always happy on Friday afternoons. 140 ROBERT STANLEY THEISEN Phi Delia Thclii Canoga Park, California Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia University of Wyoming, U ramie, Wyoming George Washington University, Waschington, D.C. University of Southern California Bob ' s record of Universities attended reads like " Who ' s Who " and would fill a book of equal volume. However, somewhere along the line he attended his home school The University of Wyom- ing. Since coming to U.S.C. he has kept himself and the Dental School in $$ ' s by operating IBM machines and dab- bling in Real Estate. To those who sat near Bob at the tech- nique building, or anyone eager to lis- ten, many of the battles of World War II (the big one) were vividly described and relived, for Bob was a Navy Fighter Pilot. One of the little known facts of his experiences was when he broke Noah ' s record and this in a one-man raft. Bob still has a terrific love for air- planes and flying and he may be the first dentist to use a cockpit for a dental chair. Certainly it must have been the familiar hum of the handpiece at 20,000 RPM ' s that caused Bob to decide on den- tistry for a career. For a person with as much drive and energy as Bob exhibits, a success in den- tistry is a foregone conclusion. He plans to enter practice in Canoga Park where his patients will be greeted with a sonic blast, followed by a tabulation fee on an IBM machine. His wife and family can indeed be proud of him for his ef- forts in this, one of his many successful careers. Oh boy, three short months and III be in the cl inic . . . Sore spots, sore spot, sore spot; the manikins in the technic building never had sore spots. 141 DAVID BYRON THOMPSON Delia Sigma Delia Price, Utah Carbon Jr. College All of the way from the big, little city of Price, Utah, came a tali blonde sheep- herder well versed in tales of sheep dip and camp girls. Complete with guitar, ten gallon hat and a genuine sheepskin vest, Dave was to establish himself as one of the class ' outstanding personali- ties. During the first semester of dental school, Dave ' s creative ability crept forth in form of a literary analysis of Horace Wells. Unfortunately, his creative " ge- nius " was not fully appreciated by Dr. McNulty. Undaunted by acts of suppression, " Dirty Dave " entered the field of entertainment to which he contributed such master- pieces as " The Dogs Once Had a Party, " " Dirty Lil " and " The Sinking of the Ti- tanic. " Dave claims that none of these songs are his originals, and that his finest Thespian endeavors are manifest on the legitimate stage. Not only was Dave excessively talented in the arts, but in various athletics. He starred on the dental school ' s basketball team for three years, spent hours at the beach with Bruce and Olympia and proved a top angler on the class ' alba- core fishing trip. After two years in the flat iron building Dave, as did everyone else, found him- self in the clinic; this change he imme- diately took in stride and after many jinxes with obtaining patients for clinics proved himself to be an operator of ex- cepionai merit. Dave is looking forward to serving two years in the army after graduation, then he plans to establish in one of the so uthland ' s beach commu- nities. According to Dr. Hobbs, we learned to carefully mix plaster and stone. Dave demonstrates the art of establishing the compensatory curve. 142 VAN ROGER TIBBETTS Pi Kaiipa Aliilui. Uclui Sinmu l),-llit San Diego, California San Diego State College Up from San Diego bounced Mister En- thusiasm himself. Roger is the epitomy of " do it now; loaf later. " He is the first to volunteer and the first to complete the job. His only weakness comes dur- ing the winter months when the slopes beckon, at which time his slogan is " ski now and to hell with everything else. " Roger spent his pre-dental days at the San Diego State College where he sup- plemented his schooling by teaching audio visual classes. Rumor has it that no other individual alive has seen the movie " Birth of a Baby " as many times as R. T. Taking advantage of this train- ing; with a marriage; and a respectable time lapse; Vanessa was born. One credit must also be given to his lovely wife Neysa who had a rather responsi- ble part in this true life drama. A prettier child would be hard to find. The Navy has its hooks into Roger to the tune of four years. One year for intern- ship; one year due to the senior dental program; and two years dedicated to the advancement of Amalgum restora- tions will round out his service require- ments. The Southland will claim Rog ' s talents after the Navy has drained (trained) him. Good luck to you fella, though you won ' t need it. First wax pattern to be passed. Now son, observe the cuspal guidance 143 THOMAS MACGREGOR TOBIN Sigma Chi. Delia Sigma Delia San Diego, Colifornia Son Diego Stole College With the mass migration from San Diego came Tom, his wife Suzy and their daughter Barbie. Tom was quickly to be- come known as the poor man ' s " Satch- mo " for his prowess with the trumpet which was used to finance part of his dental education and for the enjoyment of his Delt brothers, particularly on the goat parties. Tom also brought with him a passion for hot rods and model airplanes, both of which he builds himself. He has won many trophies and other awards in both of these interests. Tom can still often be seen gunning along the back streets of Los Angeles in his modified 1932 Ford roadster — known as the White Whale. Now in his old age, which has been has- tened by many active days in the clinic, Tom has turned to the quiet of the sea. Junior along with Senior Tobin are well known in southland yachting circles, where they do a good job of racing their K-38. Recently, due to a massive financial merger between Tom and Roger Tibbetts, they acquired the somewhat dubious honor of owning a " racing? " hydro- plane. The red, white and blue monster has given many a contented dental stu- dent a pleasant ride on water skis. Tom is best known around the clinic for his assertedly friendly arguments with a tall, white haired instructor in pros- thetics and his fiendish laugh when he has made a bid in the noon bridge ses- sions at the clinic. One of Tom ' s chief contributions to dentistry is the dental training he has given his young daugh- ter who answers quite readily to not eat- ing candy because " candy makes candy bugs and candy bugs eat up your teeth. " Good luck to you Tom and a lot of suc- cess in your future practice. How to make 8 o ' clock ' s, copy notes at 9. can resist o free somple? 144 GILBERT L. TORGESON, JR. Glendale, California Lamhilu Drllu .S( m, Glendole College, Brigham Young University Gil is a true native Californian, having hailed from Glendale. His preparatory work commenced at Glendale College. Then as ail good Mormons a pilgrimage to Utah was made where he completed college at Brigham Young University. Gil-Biochemistry-Torgeson has had no trouble with dental school since " Inky " Harrison ' s carving project. Just having come from the wilds of Utah, Gil con- ceived himself an expert on Indian lore and with great gusto set forth to whittle himself a teepee (in which he most cer- tainly would have drowned had he been a drinker of that most famous English beverage). Gil was married during our sophomore year and has celebrated annually with lovely little female Torgesons. Conscient- iousness and forthright endeavor have made a fine clinical operator of Gil and success in practice is certain. No post mortems on those tests. Increase what angle, Les? 145 ALFRED NORMAN TORKELSON Xi Psi Phi New York City, New York San Bernardino Valley College SC ' s answer to Europe ' s nobility; " King Farouk, " as he is known by the class worked hard to deserve his title. He would stroll in about 10:30, see if every- thing was going well and leave at noon; this occurred usually twice a week, the remainder of which Al stayed at home resting from his strenuous sched- ule. Farouk started in the earlier years of dental school to amass his subjects; many of the notables which included Sowbelly Griffen, Jesepe Verde and of recent fame Sam Nicklebaum — out hats off to you Al. It took a great deal of ability to main- tain such a worthy title and of this Al had more than enough. No one turned out requirements any faster and with less difficulty, generally most of us had just started when Al was through, the quality of his work could be bettered by none. Al claims that this abundance of ability comes naturally, but rumor has it that he has been getting a great amount of tutoring at night from our training center for dental school faculty at Nor- walk where he works. After graduation, Al plans to practice in one of the nearby communities which will be the Southlands gain. Once estab- lished, he intends to do some serious rooting for his team, the New York Yankees and if time permits to carry out research on a substance he used exten- sively during the Junior year. Blue De- trix, an impression material that appears to be inlay wax for the benefit of those instructors that believe the only way for a Junior to do an inlay is direct. It ' ll sure be nice to gel out of this building. There sir, now just hold on. 146 WALDO WILBUR WAREHAM, B.A. Lynwood, California Oregon Stale at Portland Pacific Union College Waldo — (no, that ' s not a nickname) was christened same just 38 short years ago when, as a curly headed, noisy youngster, he was first introduced to Woodworth, North Dakota. He soon came to the fairer climes of the West Coast to (perhaps inadvertently at the time) commence his formal education which was to culminate in a career of dentistry. Waldo ' s first taste of dentistry came as a dental technician with the U.S. Army and a pleasant experience this must have been since it influenced his choice of profession; it was fortunate, as he was responsible for many of us reaching graduation, as Waldo spent a good deal of time to get us through those first se- mesters of prosthetics. Oregon State College was first blessed with his stalwart efforts in preparatory work which led to a B.A. degree later conferred upon him at Pacific Union College. Coming to dental school at S.C., Waldo brought with him a lovely blonde wife, Alice, and a precious blonde daughter, Judy — indeed a worthy spur to achievement. Perseverance has been his by-word and with a little worry and a lot of drive Waldo has made a fine and conscientious operator of himself. Waldo has not only spent many hours perfecting his dentistry but many hours aiding in class functions; he is one of those hard working people known as " the man behind the scenes. " Corona, California, will have the good fortune to benefit from his endeavors in a private dental practice. Success is sure to come soon to this well-liked, sincere classmate. it was second nature to pick up the mirror and use it with form and efficiency. Walt challenges the fastest gun in the West. . Vft- 147 HERBERT HENERY WESSEl Delia Sigma Delta Phoeniz, Arizona Phoenix College, Arizona Slate College A pseudo native of California, Herb is a transplant from one of those far away places. He arrived in dental school as one of the class ' s younger members, be- ing accepted after only two years of pre- dental. He proved his potentiality by being accepted to seven of the eight den- tal schools to which he applied. At the start of the freshman year, a small whirl-wind generated in the area of No. 102 with theory grades being made at an all time high, wax chips, gold dust, prosthetic teeth and bird-like noises fly- ing. Amid this activity the watchword from Schoenbaum ' s side of the desk was " bite the dust " as various missile-like objects hurtled across the desk endan- gering life and limb. Having by now established himself as one of the top men in the class both in theory and technique, Herb proceeded to make a name for himself in th clinic, some of these such as " Hummingbird, " " Gretchen " , etc. being donated by his brothers from Delta Sigma Delta. Undaunted, the clinic became his proving ground and the intricacies of clinical dentistry were easily taken in stride — most of the time, that is. To provide a break from the intense hassle of the clinic many well advertised pilgrimages were made to what a few misguided Apaches consi der the Holy Land. As the supreme immigrant. Herb is one of the sincerest members of the class and can always be depended upon for any kind of assistance. Here is one person that you can ' t help but like. Now after four years, with a two year vacation ahead in th Air Corps, perhaps blood pressures will return to normal and if Herb hasn ' t taken over as commanding general of the U.S. Air Force Dental Corps, he will establish a general prac- tice in his home town which is of course — Searchlight, Nevoda. However his plans are to become a naturalized South- ern Callfornian. " This, son, is a little project that you will accomplish in a year. " Tell us about Ph BRUCE WHEELER, J Psi Onuffa South Gate, Califori Compton J.C. Not all dental students are so fortunate as to benefit by a two year vacation be- tween Sophomore and Junior years. As a matter of fact this experience, unique in the annals of our school of Dentistry, was reserved for Bruce and at the com- plete expense of Uncle Sam. During these two years he perfected the art of dental assisting, which in some cases included doing the dental work himself. Fort Sam Houston at San Antonio was the lucky post to benefit from Bruce ' s services. A local boy, Bruce attended South Gate High School and Compton Junior College; and with only minimal stops at these institutions he entered U.S.C. Returning from the Army for the Junior year he came well equipped. Armed with a ball bearing handpiece for the clinic, a shot- gun for quail (??) hunting and his ever present Reader ' s Digest to fortify the lecture material, school was obviously a breeze. Bruce plans to associate locally with a dentist in the Huntington Park area. Being a diligent clinical student, his as- sociate is assured a skillful and con- scientious operator. Bui there isn ' t anything about teeth in this library. Are you sure it ' s over extended? 149 PHILIP DAVID WHITENER Delta Sigma Delta, Alpha Tau Epsilon Van Nuys, California Fullerton Jr. College, U.C.L.A. The terror of Orange county waltzed through the pre-dental subjects in good fashion at Fullerton Junior College and U.C.L.A. In fact, he even held a few stu- dent jobs down at the same time. Al- ways playing it cagey — Phil married a cute blonde D.H. named Jo so he ' d have a good income while undergoing the toils of dental school. Rumor has it that Jo also did all his lab work. Phil ' s popularity was immediate and he was elected class president in the Fresh- man year. As we all agree, he got us off to a great start with a lot of good activities and functions. It was obvious right from the start that this fellow wasn ' t going to break any records in scholarship — he just didn ' t care to. However, in between water skiing, snow skiing, volleyball, fishing and all the parties at the fraternity house, enough study was sandwiched in to get better than average grades. His feats of elocu- tion in our class have been unequaled and many wonder why a B.S. has never been awarded him. Such tales you ' ve never before heard! A small Whitener arrived in February by the name of Jeff Philip. This addition rounds out the family to four, the fourth member being a blue eyed Siamese cat named Tiki. After two years in the Army, Phil will probably open a practice in Orange County where we guarantee you will get excellent dental service without spend- ing much time in the chair. If ya can ' f set up, polish ' em up. Please, madam, your tongue! iss u 150 PAUL JOSEPH WRIGHT Delia Signtd Delta Phoenix, Arizono Phoenix College, Arizona State College Being of the progeny from the " Wes- selian " state of Arizona, Fireball Wright has been a great class mystery. He claims he has been nowhere other than California or Arizona, he sports a gen- uine fourteen karet Texas drawl — you don ' t suppose Tillie had anything to do with it, eh pardneh? Best known as one of the easiest going members of the class, Paul has never been known to rant and rave about that " Damn Canadian Ghost, " or to tear up and down the clinic floor looking for an instructor to check the prep so foil could be obtained before noon. He did not gripe when the hydrocolloid units were out or the only good vibrator broke down — well, hardly ever. Paul ' s pre-dental was taken at Phoenix College where he played basketball and in general was quite a campus wheel, so much so that he was elected " King Football " at one of the college events. Here he met his wife, Dawn, who was " Queen Football. " This we can under- stand but Paul — " King Football " — how the heck? After the enchanting day in June the king plans to return to Glendale (a sub- urb of Phoenix) and practice with his brother, Vernon, who is a " graduate. " From what we hear success is inevitable. We will never forget mild but mighty Paul. In the beginning I created anatomy. Time for a coffee break, Paul. C i: 151 ROSS EISEL YAMAHATA Los Angeles, California P.J.C, L.A.C.C, U.S.C. " Ah so! More fertilizer. " This seemed to be Rosco ' s stock answer for many per- plexing problems, particularly those that many of his gardening clients asked him about their pet flowers. Ross has never said whether his advice did any good or not. During his formative years, the time of the big war, Ross served as an inter- preter with the U.S. Army in Japan. It was there he met his wife, Ruby, who was also from the states working for the government in Japan. From his ex- periences in the Army he picked up a wealth of half-way plausible war stories. Besides his wife, Ross is the proud father of an honest to goodness replica of Hop- Along Cassidy — known to strangers as Kelvin. Aside from his family, Ross has many interests varying from surf fishing (no one has seen him catch any- thing) to spending hours describing the mastery of the Japanese male over his household; although his friends give a different version. His claim to fame how- ever, is the preparation of a delicate Japanese dish called Suki-yaki; it ' s a shame he never knew just how good those dinners really were. He always seemed to get carried away with his other duty as Chief Saki Sipper. Now to turn to his more serious side (this being boy dentist), Ross had it made from the start with his infinite patience, desire to do good work and his ability to bail the other guys out of trouble. He has inspired what came to be the war cry of the men around him — " ALL THE WAY WITH EISIE. " Los An- geles can look forward to having an outstanding dentist and a great person in their community when Ross arrives. I ' ll have a round of that. Do you have menstrual difficulties? 152 Fridoy afternoon, 5:30, light going out; perspiration rings that have long since circled and recircled each other, grade card with hieroglyphics inscribed thereon; patient hobbling up the aisle with ankles suffering from five hours of dissuse atrophy. Your feet, flat, sore, numb. A bracket table an abstract composition of clamps, green compound, gold foil pellets, strips, in- struments corroded with blood, intertwined ligature, burrs and operative syllabus long ago hid- den with towels on the bottom layer; all dusted with a coating of pumice, chalk and tin oxide. The operative case is closed and hoisted off its wobbly stand, which simulating that edifice in Pisa, defied the laws of gravity. Somehow, the week ends, the week end begins. It was an- nounced, gosh knows how much earlier, that a meeting of the T.G.I.F. club would be held at the club house — that first beer was necter as it slipped down a parched, constricted esophagus. Home to home, rooming house or fraternity house. Friday night, lecture notes and texts for- saken for an evening of television, a movie, a date. oi 153 The National Order of Alpha Omega was founded in Baltimore, Marylcfnd, predicated on the standards of Character, Leadership and Personality. Too Chapter of Alpha Omega was initiated on the campus of U.S.C. in 1924, and from a group of nine members today incompasses a local chapter of 40 men and an alumni of some 350 graduates. The founding of Delta Sigma Delta Fraternity was in the year of 1882 at the University of Michigan. By 1906, Chi Chapter had been established at S.C. The Fr aternity ' s present home was acquired in 1926 and has been our permanent residence since that date. Twenty-four members from the Class of 1957 join the ranks of some nineteen thousand alumni. . . . four years that were going to trudge slowly by have now suddenly evaporated. Years of study have been condensed Into a myriad of sciences, theories, techniques, ethics, knowledge, and exper- iences. These are all beyond the point of being forgotten, but have been absorbed, and now are a part of us. Are the organizations on this page, as well as our training, an interlude or a prelude? The answer: we ' ve just begun! The fraternities are a good starting point for this example of a mutual association for development, benefit, and service to ourselves as well as to each other. Here then, is the rule or a concept of coordinated labor and service which we must carry throughout our days. It ' s not a burden, but enlightenment and success. Psi Omega Fraternity was founded in 1 892 at Baltimore College of Dentistry and now enjoys the distinction of being the largest professional dental fraternity in the world. Upsilon Chapter of Psi Omega was re-established at U.S.C. in 1949, hav- ing gone off campus in the early 1930 ' s. Now Psi Omega includes some 102 active members. From the class of 1957, eleven men will join the Psi Omega Alumni. Xi Psi Phi Fraternity was founded on the S.C. cam- pus in 1921. In the years that have followed, the Fraternity has grown to become an outstanding srganization in dental affairs. This year will wit- less the entrance of twenty-one men from Alpha rheta Chapter into the profession. The metamorphosis is completed. We can ' t say adieu without some mixed emotions. With humility, we offer our thanks for an education and for the opportunity of associating with and making the close friends of the past years. We appreciate the devout efforts of our instructors, their time spent and their enthusiasm. We would criticize their ego and make a plea for respect. 155 Editor Bob Hubert Photography Ron McLachlan Business Manager Waldo Wareham Art Bob St. Martin Biography Phil Whitener Copy Herm Allenbach Rocky Cummings Carl Garbe Dick Schoenbaum Bruce Schutte Bill Sparks Bill Stoeckle Dave Thompson Paul Wright Advisor James V. Pianfetti, D.D.S. 156 Ofnolker % . 3. 3i. crmlion ub ,she.s of • tea. .ooks -o. the oisc.,«m „NG ' lie qenrlwok utome _ noiirovin ( alifornia wna- llliMi ' ;)!!!!;!!;;:;);; iiijjjihii; !liul!!il


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