University High School - Cub Yearbook (Oakland, CA)
- Class of 1929
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In recognition of the fine portrayal
of his many and diversified roles as actor,
athlete, citizen, and friend, We dedicate this
magazine to our Student Body President,
F DEW DD
TI-IT CLB presents- . .
THE DRAMA OF OUR SCHOOL
Herein is found each scene, each actor's part.
The setting is designed with theme of masks,
The classic symbol of dramatic art.
The curtains draw. YVith solemn face revealed
VVe find the Senior in the leading role,
His momentary sadness soon replaced
VVith pride and joy, for he has reached his goal.
Behind a stoic Visage, laurel crowned,
ltfany a verse and narrative is wrought,
As caught by fleeting moods the author pens
Some happy humor or some deeper thought.
lVith rapid shift of scene and change of cast
Each act i11 orderpasses in review-A
The carnival, assemblies, rallies, plays,
The operetta, teas, and dan-ces, too.
The rooters chee1'. The blue and gold is flying
As on the field the athlete gaurds our name,
TVe watch with pride our teams uphold our honor
Fighting- uplaying fair" to win the game.
lVhen on the scene those, seeming old and ho-try,
Dole out some sage advice, we pause to hear
Of how the World has greeted our alumni.
VV'e welcome back those friends of yesteryear.
Onto the stage, relieving serious thoughts,
Tumbles the clown with comic leer and jest.
Presenting antics queer that bring a smile,
He gives the play its laughter and its zest.
The play is ended and the curtains close.
His mask removed, each actor feels at heart,
Though he has been the hero or the clown,
Glad he has portrayed his chosen part.
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URING the past year as Principal of the University High
School I have found increasing happiness and friendship in
all my associations with the students here. 'At the beginning
of the fall semester I delegated to you as large a measure of pupil
participation and management in the school as I thought could be
profitably car1'ied out by you. You have handled the school affairs
just as I had hoped you would and have made University High
School a co-operatively managed organization. '
I have come to the realization that I am going to lose an integral
part of this school make-up-that is, the Senior class. A Worthy
purpose has been served by all of you. You have been an aid and an
inspiration in the growth of the school and We are going to miss you.
To know you Seniors has been indeed a joy to meg and my one wish to
you graduates is success in Whatever you undertake in the future.
I 1 GEORGE A. RICE.
lfditor-in-chief ..A.,,.,... ..,.,,,......,,.. ,A, ,...
Cub Tracks .
. Girls' Sports
Cub Cracks ...,,c,s..w..wY,
. l..c...... jane Rea
Assistant Editors-Mary Bradbury, Betty Mclauchlan, Margaret
Robinson, Trinone Rule
Faculty Adviser ........cYeYc,c.c...c ...,e.c,c,l,.,,,, IN Iiss Beatrice B. Burnett
Business Manager ...,... ,.,,,, . ...,....,...,, ,s,,..,,. B i ll MacGregor
Assistant .,,.....,,,...., ,ci.,......,. I -eola Dixon
Faculty Adviser .....,, ,w,c,c.c,s,,.. . .. ..,, Dr. C. C. Conrad
liditor .... ...,...,,.... ,..., , R Iary johnson
Cover ............. ......,. . .. ......... ............. ........ I Iarlan Cochran
Frontispiece ....................i..............,.., ................,i.......... l Kill Sammons
Section Cuts-Alva Goldsworthy, Phyllis llowning, Maurice
Fitzgerald, Catherine Jung. Helen Harding, XVesl.ey Sheehan.
Illustrations+Rhyllis Downing, Maurice Fitzgg'er:Llcl, Harrison
Hunkins. Helen Harding, lfleanor Fischer, Chester Bolton.
Muriel Fournier, Margaret Consalves, Adela IValther.
Faculty Adviser ..............................,........,....., Miss Mabel VVlIltII1OI'i'
Linotype-George Hadlen, Ray Crew, jack Dade, Bud Deven-
Make up-Earl Clark, VV'ebster Knoll, Bill Grover, Paul Schneider
Faculty Adviser ............................,......................... Mr. Fred J. Mai-tm
HE SANDS of time have covered the Cub Tracks leading to
a place of hibernation. A new Cub has come to the domain of
University High-a Cnb new in characteristics but old in
tradition. Only memories are left by Cub Tracks. Our new Club will
begin immediately using inborn instincts to put University's record
in a worth while form. h
The new Cub has brought with it many new features and im-
provements--the straight back cover, more pages, better paper, more
pictures and cuts, and a double-payment system. Because of his
magnetic personality and friendly characteristics, the Cub has found a
place in the hearts of the entire student body.
The world is a masqnerazle party,
And we all have our ozcn masks to wear.
The rielz man pretends he is lzappyg
And the poor man pretends lie eloesrff care.
Brut iznrlervzeatlz. all tlzese false faces,
Tlze eomeely cannot go far,
For at nigln' :ellen zee loolf in flze '7llil'?'0l'V,
llfe see ourselz'es just as we are.
N THE drama of high school activity, masks play a most im-
' portant part, for every one of us is acting a role. Even the most
l frank hide their emotions behind false faces of nonchalance or
cheerfulness. The defeated candidate, corresponding to the poor man
of the poem, smiles and pretends he doesnt care, although disap-
pointment is lurking behind the apparent cheerfulness. Athletes or
contestants in any other sort of competition assume an air of uncon-
cern, which is rarely, if ever, felt. The senior, on the day of gradua-
tion, seems undecided whether he will don the mask of grief or glad-
ness. And which one of us has not hidden behind the mask of intelli-
gence when he hoped it would lead the teacher to believe he had
This issue of Cub has chosen as its theme, therefore, to show the
stage setting and action for our part in the drama of school life, to
express by masks, the symbols of drama, what University's thoughts,
activities, and interests really are, and to give recognition to the
actors and actresses who havemade 'themselves known.
Bursting upon University high in almost a single swoop, a series
of radical changes were introduced this term for the betterment of the
school in general.
ltlany changes occurred in the daily routine. The hour period,
though- somewhat unpopular at first, became more readily accepted
later on, because it was found that after the system had adjusted it-
self, the average amount of homework was no greater than before.
The new club system, while greatly diminishing the membership of
all the clubs, proved valuable in the respect that it culled out indiffer-
ent students and left only live, active members to carry on the work.
With the cafeteria enlarged and new equipment and help added, a
single lunch period was made possible. The one unsuccessful change
-advisory period at the end of the day-was discontinued early in
the term. As to auditorium, period, the students literally 'ctalked
themselvesn out of that last semester.
Student activities and traditions of long standing have also un-
dergone changes of importance. No Student Body night! This
change resulted in the return of the carnival, a gala event of the
old school. By of feringg more diversified attractions, it was
thought that this would be a pleasant change. Because of Univer-
sity's prominent part in "Sherwood,U the cast of which was made up
of representatives of all the Oakland high schools, the annual Shake-
speare contest was abolished this term. The addition of the new por-
table bleachers made it possible for large rooting sections to attend
basketball games in our own gym. Last of all, the quarterly Cub
Tracks underwent a great change and became a semi-annual Cub.
It is not our purpose to argue pro or con on the individual in-
novations, but only to urge that these changes be judged on their
own merits after a fair trial, and not, as is so often the case, be
condemned fri: sight because they gare new.
Another record broken! And this time approximately one hun-
dred students can be given credit for the smashing of the record. Up
to the spring term, 1929, there were never more than five or six hun-
dred persons who purchased both issues of the quarterly Cub Tracks.
But this spring the English Eight students got behind the campaign
and reached the quota of 1000, which they had set for themselves.
So with this goal attained, the Seniors wish to extend their thanks
and appreciation for the splendid way in which the student body and
faculty have cooperated with them in selling the one thousand pledges.
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The curtains draw. YVith solemn face revealed,
We find the Senior in the leading role,
His momentary sadness soon replaced -
VVith pride and joy, for he has reached his goal.
.URING.our course of study here, we have watched many
senior classes march up to receive their diplomas. We have
looked forward to that same occasionljwhen we, too, might be
graduated. And now, all too soon, our commencement time has
In bidding farewell to our Alma lllater, pleasant memories flash
through our minds. Through our continual associations we have be-
come attached to our school., For years we have said goodbye to
senior classes, and those words of farewell, once pregnant with mean-
ing, have come to signify only a time honored custom to the school.
But, to us, their significance has become a well founded dedication
of ou1'selves toward ou1'1schoolff'f i 1 i' ' . V ' ' p '
.Our teachers and p1'incipal,iitoof arel deseiiifing of mention, for
it has been through their helpful influence Vthat our class has prof
g1'essed. So now we wish to sincerely thank them' for the activeiin-
terest that they have shown. A r ' i " '
These years of anticipation and dreams of future life have come
to an end. VVe now enter new fields. ' Some of us will enroll in a
university, while others will enter itlielscliool of lifef' I But wherever
we go or whatever we do, we will always: hold iUniversi-ty 'High dear
to our hearts. it r. W - 1 i- J ev
E, THE class of June 1929, have a distinction of which,
we consider, we may well be proud. Six years ago we enter-
ed University High, our newness equaled only by that of
the new school itself. This University High is now six years old, and
we who were pioneers with it are leaving-the first class to go
through the three years of junior high and an equal number in senior
During these past twelve terms the members of our class have
witnessed innumerable changes and innovations. VVe waited mo1'e
or less patiently until the ramshackle shacks were replaced with our
wonderful gym. We saw the U-N-I change from an awkward
weekly paper to a daily paper, th-e first high school daily in Cali-
fornia. lVe have seen seniors come and go, brought forward into
the light for a while only to fade into dim recollections. Through
changes in schedules, in programs, in the faculty, and in ourselves,
the pioneer class has gone, losing some members on the way and ever
gaining new recruits. We have watched the leaders of our class
become leaders of the student body, and always we have had one
motto-'gThe progress of all, through all, under the leadership of the
wisest and best." VVe consider it an honor for anyone to receive a
diploma from University High, but isnlt it a thing to be proud of--
being the pioneer class in what is soon to be our beloved Alma Mater?
VVe think so.
T0 TH E CLASS
Change often provokes perplexity and in many cases sadness.
Love, hatred, and friendships come and go and oft times are irrevoc-
able. Change implies ad justment. VVe may take what life has to offer
merely from day to day. VVe may gain our repose and calm through
resignation and abnegation. Then, too, we may try to see that life
seeks to realize certain values which are eternal and more valuable
than life itself. T he latter seems by far the most satisfying attitude
to assume in the advent of graduation.
Rather than looking upon the graduation of the Class of J une
1929 as an occasion for saying farewell with sadness in our hearts,
let us look upon it philosophically as another phase of the problem of
change. Without change there can be no progress. We should not
for one moment hold you back, Seniors of June 1929, when you are
on the brink of putting into practice in business or in higher educa-
tion the knowledge, the training, or the experience we have endeavor-
ed to make yours in high school.The privilege of en oying your friend
ship and fine sportsmanship has been ours. VV'e appreciate your un-
tiring efforts and earnest endeavors on behalf of University High
School. Your leadership has been "the wisest and the bestf, And
so we are proud to see you go forth so well. fortified with those inval-
uable qualities of sincerity, loyalty, and steadfastness of purpose that
make for success. Our realization of the establishment of these qual-
ities in you makes less difficult our adjustment to the change.
YVe shall miss you, but it will be our pleasure to welcome you back
to University High School and to hear of your accomplishments and
success in the new life upon which you are about to enter.
VERLX D. BTILIQER,
Sixty one members of this graduating class are "pioneers,'. They
have been in University high since that opening day in August 1923,
and in recognition of this a star has been placed beside their names.
MONSTTROUS Robot came to school,
His leather neck on a three legged stool,
One eye of glass with glarey stare
ltiade seniors sigh in dark despair.
"Look pleasant pleasef, the Robot said,
As the shutter snapped in the back of his head.
It clicked and clicked till heid had his whirl
At the face of every boy and girl.
They removed his film, developed it then,
The things we saw made us sigh again,
Nevertheless, for your inspection,
VVe've put them here in the senior section.
TARTING their social activities of the senior year, the class
of June '29 entertained the class of December 328 at a formal
dance on the evening of lleceinber 7, 1928, in the school li-
brary. In a Cl11'lStIl1ZtS atmosphere created by a beautifully decorated
Christmas tree and garland of greens, the two classes and their guests
danced to the music of Walt Vance's orchestra.
The receiving line was composed of D1'. and Mrs. Rice, Dr. and
Mrs. Hughes, Dr. Bailey, Miss Marion Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Voll-
mer, Dr. and ltirs. VVOod, ltliss Vera ltliller, and lNIiss Vibella ltlartin.
Bill Vollmer, Elizabeth Schuster, Dorothy Rubidge, Bill Wood, and
Jane Rea were the reception committee.
A sign over the library door read: ltlerry Christmas to the class
of December 328, and truly expressed the spirit of the dance, which
followed the precedent set by previous senior dances in being a com-
The committee chairmen appointed by Bill Vollmer, low senior
president, were: Olive Vance, musicg Jane Rea, invitations and eligi-
bility, Elizabeth Schuster, programs, ltlax Cramer, decorationsg
Helen Hixon, refreshments, Bill VV ood, transportation, and Dorothy
SENIUIQ MOTHElQ'S TEA
One of the most colorful and beautiful features of senior act-
ivities was the Senior lNIothe.r's Tea, which was held in the school
library on ltlarch 15th. The spring atmosphere prevailed through-
out, and the scene was completed by the smiling faces and bright
costumes of the senior girls. Daffodils and other flowers lent
their fragrance, and the table glistened from the shiny silver tea ser-
vice and candalabra. The table was the prize of the decorations and
from the shiny silver tea service and candalabra. The table was
added to the artistic touch of the affair.
ltlothers of the high senior officers presided at the tea table, and
the tea was served by the girls of the senior class. Dainty cup
cakes accompanied the tea and furnished the refreshments of the
afternoon. The girls who served were divided into two groups,
one serving from four to five ofclock, and the other from five to
five-thirty. The tea was well managed, and the guests were easily
and gracefully introduced to other mothers.
The guests were entertained by members of the senior class with
musical numbers, which were given at short intervals. Among the
selections were several by the Senior Boys, Octette, vocal solos by
Helen lNIcCormrick, a piano solo by Leola Dixon, and a cello solo
by Theron Hall.
The High Senior Valentine Dance was held on- the evening of
February '11 in the teachers, lunch room. A large valentine framed
the doorway, and red hearts strung along the ceiling served as a motif
for the decorations. Al Ashman's orchestra, composed of Al and
several alumni, played while the guests were finding their places. As
the dinner progressed a program was offered between courses. The
first number, a selection by the orchestra, was followed by songs from
the senior boys' octette, a valentine dance featuring Barbara Pomroy
and Wilma Fox, a Swedish dialect selection by Howard VVallstrum,
and two vocal selections by Helen hIcCormick. The last and biggest
feature of the program was a movie filmed by the Wood family in
which Bill VVood was cast as the villain. The rest of the evening until
10:00 o'clock was spent with dancing in the library' to the music of
The dinner, presided over by Dana hfurdock, high senior presi-
dent, was a complete success. About 110 of the 150 seniors were
present to 611 oy the event.
HE REGULAR senior committees appointed by Dana
lliurdock, high senior president, have functioned in their
various capacities in working up the several articles to be
presented during the final week of school. The traditional Hdoc-
uments" of Senior Week are extremely difficult to compile in a
manner which will make them humorous and interesting. For this
reason, the students working on the VVill Committee, the Horoscope
Committee, and the Prophecy Committee deserve great credit.
Those assisting Olive Vance in drawing up the Senior Will are
Fulton Tooker, Spencer Sharp, Clyde Vaughn, Diary Bradbury,
Angus hi-cI.eod, Dorothy Rubidge, lXIarylee Nahl, Carol Pulcifcr,
Josephine Fenwick, lWaurice Eppstein, and Alan Nelson.
lllason VV hitney is chairman of the Prophecy Committee which
consists of Helen lXIcCormick, Susan Powell, J ack Frost, J ack
Gregory, Ruth Dunn, and Bob Carson.
The Horoscope Committee is composed of Howard VVallstrum,
chairman, Dorothy llffonohan, Dorothy Bradford, Preston Hunt,
and Bill Vollmer. The gift committee has not only the task of se-
lecting a suitable gift, but also that of keeping the gift a secret un-
til the day of graduation. Dana lWurdock, Bill lNIacGregor, Jane
Bea, and Bill VVood are these people.
There is a young man named
VVho gives the Junior High
And with dimples that flash
And all of his dash,
As a salesman of Cubs he's a
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Fly away home,
Your house is on fire
And so is your dome.
Photographers had no chance
VV hen it came to snapping Bliss
But along came Tooker,
VVe,ll admit heis some looker,
And she looked in the camera
A diller, a dollar,
And English VI11 scholar,
O, Eppstein, what's your fate?
Y o u should arrive at one
How come, youire always late?
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Dany, Dany Murdock
Looked longingly up at the
Said M1'. Cahoon,
'cHow big is the moon?,,
"10:30," said Dany lllurdock.
'lNIacGregor has a sixpence,
The council has some billsg
But we are twenty blackbirds
If he gives them twenty mills.
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The little boyls blueg
He's starting to mourn,
For with Ruth he has quarreled.
VVhich makes him forlorn.
J ack and Jane
VVent to a game
In Jack,s new little Ford.
Now J ack bows down
Before her crown-
'Tis Janie who has scored.
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VVhen a certain Bo-Peep
Has mislaid her sheep,
She knows just where to find
She looks on the stage
VVhere he works without Wage
And ,round her finger she
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There was a guy from our class
Oh, he was wondrous wise
He took out 50 tickets
To 'sell to all the guys,
But just a fortnight later,
When "1000" began to shine,
He said, "I've bought my little
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VVe who thought we knew and saw
And who said you1' word was law,
lV'e have reached the gateway, too,
And beyond its opening bar
YVe behold the morning star
Showing us the things that are.
VVill your studies help us through?
No, the lesson you have taught
From a finer stuff is wrought,
And its vision we have caught.
Though our hearts, bewildered, yearn
After what we used to pray,
What a little thing to say,
But how staunchly will it stay,
You have taught us how to lear11!
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Behind a stoic Visage, laurel crowned,
Many a verse and narrative is Wrought,
As caught by fleeting moods the author pens
Some happy humor or some deeper thought.
HEN the Great North Central Railroad changed hands
after its embezzlement scandal and subsequent bank-
ruptcy, the first thing the new corporation did was to have
all the tracks and property inspected and put in order. The inspec-
tion car began at the miain station and went down the whole length
of the line, stopping at every way station and looking over all the
railroad property, afterwards wiring back to the main office reports
on material and labor needed for repairs. Then the repair trains fol-
lowed and put everything in order.
It was in the middle of a blazing July day that the inspection en-
gine puffed into the thriving metropolis of Ioladale Qpopulation,
1920 census, 11031. The inspector and his assistant jumped down
from the cab of the engine and walked toward the station building.
HYou look at the underpinnings first,', said the inspector. "I'll
go see what's what insidef,
f'All right, sir," replied the assistant, and moved toward the rear
of the solitary little building while the inspector entered.
It was, as I said, a hot day, and the attendant was half asleep
behind his cage when the inspector entered. Wl1CI1 the inspector had
still but half succeeded in rousing him, the assistant entered hur-
"For gosh sake, sir," he exclaimed. UCOIIIC out and look at thisll'
are ae as as
Back at the main office, the construction superintendent sat with
his feet on his desk, dictating to his long-suffering stenographer.
"For gosh sake, hurry up, Miss J ones. Ready? Take this.
Field and Lee Qpastoral name, isnit itll , 235 South DT01'6l3.I1d Street,
City. Dear Sirs: . . f'
Here he was interrupted by an office boy, who entered pre-
"Bring it here, Jimmie. And in the future enter in a quiet and
respectful manner, after knockingf'
He took the typed yellow sheet lazily 2-llld adjusted his glasses.
The1'e was a moment's silence while he read. Then his feet came to
the floor with a thud.
"VVhat the Hades? VVhat the heck do they think I am any-
ways? VVihat,s the bi g idea? Bly gosh! Now TI ask you, what do you
do in a case like that?,'
"Like what, hir. Eggert?7, asked the stenographer.
"Here, read this l"
She took the paper and read Wonderingly.
"Construction superintendent found a lion under station house
unsafe rush men at once Inspector Iolavillef'
There was an appalled silence in the room, While the superin-
tendent tore feebly at the discouraged-looking fringe to which he
familiarly referred as his hair.
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The inspector stood on the station platform, giving final in-
structions to the station agent, when a locomotive puffed up with a
circus cage in tow. The inspector gazed at it with amazement as a
half dozen men with ropes and poles eme1'ged.
'CVVhat's this, a circus?,' he asked.
"Guess so, sir,', replied one of the men grinning. VVhere is it?
'CY ou haven't had a sunstroke or anything, have you?" asked
'4Sunstroke? No, sir. VVe've come for the lion. ltlay we
get it now?"
4'Lion? VV hat lion?" asked the inspector with astonishment.
f'The lion under the station house, sir. The one you wired
"I never Wired about a lion under the station. There isn't
any lion under the station housef,
c'Begging your pa1'don, sir, but you did. I have a copy here
of the message you sent?
"Well, so have I," said the inspector heatedly. "And there's
nothing about a lion in it, either V'
'cVVell listen to this, sir. 'Found a lion under station house un-
safe rush men at once.'7'
"Let me see that."
He regarded it amazedly for a moment. Then a great light
"Very prettyf, he said, "but they made an error of one letter."
"One letter, sir?"
"Y es. H61'C,S what I sentf' And selecting a paper from a packet
in his pocket, he handed it to the man, who read,
"Foundation under station house unsafe rush men at oncef,
HE CIIILTERN Hills lie low and green
Against the azure skyg
The silver Thames flows on se1'ene
VV here soft the rushes sigh,
And all the open fields between
In placid sunshine lie.
The cliffs of Sheerness rise up tall,
Out of the surging sea.
The circling sea gulls scream and call,
And the salt wind blows free.
The watermen at VVappiug Stairs
Serenely sit and wait for 'cfaresf'
While past them in an endless row
The schooners, skiffs, and barges go.
The Shropshire sun benignly shines
O-n meadow, field, and brook.
How do I know these things are so?
I read them in a book.
GECJIIGE S XVARTII .
OURNFUL puppy sitting there
VVith soulful eyes and drooping ears,
Your dirty, ragged, yellow coat
Not one lone trace of pedigree can spell.
Yet, far beneath the scrawny surface,
A loyal one-man heart is beating,
VVaiting, watchin g, hoping f or a chance
To show its worth- - - if only
One small likewise pedigreeless boy
VVould come and lay a dirty hand
On your wistful, dusty little head.
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LAI30 IQATD DY DAY
"Pretty, isnlt it?,, remarked Billy Bunk-
er, as the fumes of chlorine gas rose thickly
from the glass beaker resting on the laborat-
ory table. VVhat did he care if chlorine
was in the halogen family? He had always
belonged to the Bunker family and nobody
ever remarked about that.
The slow permeating gas intrigued him
and lured him to a wide green meadow beneath
a dazzling summer sky, the beauty of which
was confused by the miserable thought of
millions of buzzing electrons darting at an
average speed under an ordinary temperature
and pressure. No longer could he enjoy the
warm intoxicating sunlight, for it was entirly
subordinate to the miserable sensation that he
was a victim of ultra-violet rays and radiant
energy. Fifteen pounds air pressure pushed
on all sides, he was overwhelmingly concious
of his specific gravity, and he was fairly
bursting with his linear coefficient of expan-
sion. He was even aware of his bodily composi-
tion of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, "so
easily dissolved in the presence of sulphuric
acid, carbon tetrachloride, or molybdate solut-
ionf, he thought.
Ordinarily on as beautiful a day as this
Billy would hunt for a secluded brook and sit
on the bank and fish awhile. Never again!
Now he found himself instinctively plotting
murder by deoxidizing the water and netting
a large haul of astonished river trout. Plc
could think of a number of instances whereby
his scientific knowledge could be applied des-
tructively, when a voice from far behind sud-
denly released the tension of his thoughts.
YVl1eeling about quickly, he found himself in
the presence of a positive dynamic force
which rendered l1im completely negative. The
magnetic force was pulling him violently, and
he was being subjected to a transmigration
to another realm. Darkness fell, and suddenly
the sky became lit with myriads of Bunsen
burners, disclosing a forest of tall graduated
cylinders and an underbrush of beakers and
test tubes. Far away could be seen a pool of
mllhis is the world of pure science," came
the voice, and somehow Billy seemed to rec-
ognize the voice of his professor, Mir. Methyl.
"First you are to take a swim in hiercurious
Lake, after which you will meet the atom-at-
'c'l'here's something phoney about this,"
thought Billy. "Can it be punishment for my
murderous throught about the fish? lily body
canit stand the terrifi-c pressure of mercuryf'
And he shuddered to think of what an
"atom-at-largei' might do to him. However,
he felt himself drawn forward by Professor
lVIethyl, who was rushing along the winding
paths through the test tubes toward lhl.CI'C1ll'l'
A sudden chemical thought struck ter-
ror to Billyis heart. 'cThe professor is posi-
tive, I'm negative, and the mercury will con-
duct us, but where ?', thought Billy.
No sooner said than done, like the thun-
derbolts of Jupiter they were hurled to the
onoosite shore of this tremendous lake and
brought face to face with the "atom-at-
largef'. But, strange to say, the 'catoni-at
large" was not at all what Billy expected, be-
ing nothing else but a big four ring merry-
go-round, in the center of which a pon-
derous steam Calliope was playing jubilantly.
"Get aboardf, said the professor, and
Billy' jumped on Epicurus, the nearest elec-
tron, thinking it was just like the horse at
Neptune Beach. He could see ahead of him
the professor on an electron labeled Democri-
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tus, snatching rings for a free ride and calling back to him in apology.
"They're the rings of Saturnf' he explained. "Grab one. Hold on
tightf, screamed the professor, "VVe,re about to enter the cathode
"Darkness again enveloped them. A green light in the distance
was rapidly growing bigger and bigger, and a loud humming ac-
companied it. As the noise became unbearable Billyis disaster
seemed eminent. 'Tm done forf, he thought, as he buried his face
in the hair of the electron. He experienced a violent whirling sen-
HI know what it is," thought Billy. c'The atom has split i11to
its component parts and 1'm lost in the Universef'
He summoned enough courage to peek through the hair of the
electron and was consoled to discover Professor hlethyl ahead ol'
hinr still exerting his positive influence.
The professor, no longer wearing his pedantic expression, was
thoroughly enjoying his ride and making whoopee on his ele-ctron.
lXIr. lNIethyl was embarrassed to be caught off his guard, and he
turned about announcing severely to Billy: "Next we'll enter the
ionic equation!" But Billy objected. The professor conceded.
4'VVell, the bell is ringing and perhaps we had better take that
By this time both his own electron and the professor's were
slowing down and taking on a sort of rocking motion. Ahead of
him Billy could see the door of the laboratory standing open. VVith
an easy gliding motion the professor headed in, and Billy followed.
"Bly boy," spoke 'Professor ltlethyl, and his tone was soothing.
"He,s coming tof' and "He's all rightf, were strayed voices reaching
Billy's ear, and Billy responded.
'cSure, I'm all rightf, he said. "It was darned good!"
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HEN I stop to think Is looking in his
How in this short life Bookg and how at the
We're all going
Or coming, I can't
Help but wonder why
The whole world don't
Take time out and
Try to get in
And when I think
How in our school life,
One and all, we worship
The fellow who does
Something great, and how
We bask in his
Reflected glory until
Someone else comes
Along and takes our
Fickle fancy, leaving
The hero of yesterday
Out in the rain,
And how in the guarded
Class room we talk
Of the other fellow
Who copies to get
Better marks, and all
The while we are trying to
See what the fellow
In front has on his
Paper, who in turn
End of the year,
If we don't get
Through, we say the
Instructor did us a
Dirty trick, and warn
All our friends to v
Stay away from that
Then I wonder-
But after all
I guess it can't
Be helped, and although
I get awfully tired of
The grand old fight
And would like to hang
Up the gloves, I
Manage to get a laugh
Somehow from the
Queer antics of my
Fellow men. And after
Awhile, when I am
Too old for such thoughts
Maybe, I will become
Part of the Cataract
Of humanity that makes up
APTAINED by VVeido Lancione of University High
School, the Montgomery Wa1'd team of Oakland Won the
World championship title in the first annual American Legion
Baseball League. VVeido played center-field and played as great
a season as any junior will ever play. With teams entered from
every state in the Union, heled his team to the top, playing versa-
tile baseball for five straight months. The record set by this team
in its flash through the VVestern diamonds, and its whirlwind finish
in the Comisky Ball Park in Chicago, will not be broken for many
Wlhen the call was sounded for teams to enter the league, Phil
ltfoore, a representative of Montgomery VVard Company, secured
Leroy Sharp, then coach at Fremont High School, to coach the team.
Sharp visited each of the high school coaches and had them recom-
mend the boys in the schoo'l who could make the age limit. Any boy
who would not be older than seventeen by the end of 1928 was eligi-
ble to play in the league. Ian lN1cKenzie, then coach at University,
recommended VVeido, and for that reason this story was written.
A practice was called at Fremont High in J une and sixty-five
boys turned out. At the end of one Week's practice the squad was
cut to eighteen boys. YVeido was among these, although he had not
attended the practices during the Week. There were f if ty-f ive teams
entered in Oakland, and the first game in Oakland was Montgomery
W'ard vs. lWaxwell Hardware Company. This game was played at
the Oakland Ball Park, and was preceded by a ceremony featured by
a parade from the City Hall to the park. Bfontgomery VVards Won
this game 12-0. This was the first of a string of eighteen games that
Blontgomery VVards played and Won.
Foillowing this the boys played five more games with teams from
Oakland, and then met Alameda, Berkeley, and Albany for the coun-
ty championship. They won all three of these games and then played
San Jose for the Northern California district championship. Wain-
ning this meant a trip to Los Angeles for the state championship se-
ries, and the boys showed their desire to go by winning 22-0.
The series at Los Angeles was played in the new VVrigley Field
grounds, which was, according to VVeido, the best park the team play-
ed in all season. The opponents for ltlontgomery VVards in this series
were lwill Valley and Santa lNIonica. Up to this time no team had yet
scored on ltlontgomery VVards. The first game was an easy victory
for the champs, lNTill Valley falling before a 241-2 avalanche. This vic-
tory meant that the team would play Santa Monica for the champion-
ship of Califo1'nia. The game witn Santa ltfonica was the hardest
game of the entire eighteen played
during the season. For the first five
innings not one man passed second
base, and in the sixth Santa ltlonica
scored one run. The champions then
came back with three, and the game
ended with the score still 3-1. The boys
were now champions of California.
Losing one game meant dis-
qualification for any team from this
point on, and the team was rather
uneasy in these important games. The
Nevada and Arizona champions Were
with the Californians, and one team
would draw a bye. Weido Won the
draw, and California met the winner
of the Nevada-Arizona contest at the
Oakland ball park, Arizona beat
Nevada and in turn was beaten by Cal'
ifornia which made Montgomery
VVards the area chanpions. This meant
a trip' to Denver to play in the Western
United States semi-finals with four
other teams. The boys played Omaha
in the first game at Denver and camie
out ahead in a 14-1 game. This placed
them in the finals with St. Paul, whom
they defeated 4-0 in a close contest.
The bunch of boys from St. Paul made
a fine exhibition of good, clean youths,
and surely deserved mentioning for
their good sportsmanship.
When the boys Won this game,
they were nowr champions of the West
of the lVIississippi River section, and
Were now in the VVorld series with
W'orcester, ltlassachusetts. This is
the highest sei ies in Junior baseball, and the boys who play in this ser-
ies are good. During their stay in Denver, several contests were
held and four members of the World champs Won prizes. Weido
Won a pair of sliding pads for being the greatest outfielder west of
the ltlississippi River. He also Won a portable phonograph for
being the most valuable player on his team. Whitney, who played
first base for the team, won two bats for being the best first baseman
west of the ltlississippi. Vierra and Hardt, shotstop and pitcher,
won a mitt and a gold watch respectively for their ability. The
whole team was presented with knickers by the Denver branch of
ltlontgomery VV ard ,Company.
From Denver the team journeyed to Indianapolis to rest for
four days before the little world series. They stayed at the Elkis
Club as guests of Dan Sowers, and were surely treated wonderfully.
From this f our- day rest the team went to Chicago to meet WO1'CCStC1i
in the world series. The team winning two of the three games
would be world champions of Junior Baseball. The boys won the
first game 41-0, and VVorcester used their best pitcher that day. The
next day the team battered the second pitcher for a 12-2 win and
became the champions of the world. The reward for this was seeing
the Wforld Series between New York and St. Louis which was still
a month off in November. Here again the team was presented with
knickers, sweaters, and other clothing by the Chicago hlontgomery
The team then returned home in triumph and were given ban-
quets and dinners for their wonderful iilaying. The Southern Pa-
cific was scheduled to arrive in Oakland about three o'c1ock P.M., and
there was a band and many people crowded at the station to acclaim
the heroes. The train, however, was four hours late, and this put a
damper on the well laid plans. During the two and a half weeks
that the boys were here before going East again, they were guests
at many dinners and honorary banquets throughout the East Bay.
VVhen the train left Oakland, bearing the boys bound for New
York, Captain VVeido Lancione was taken ill. By the time they had
reached Chicago he was too weak to stand up, and twenty minutes
after they had reached New York he was taken to the Lexington Hos-
pital. He remained here for five days, sick with tonsilitis, bronchi-
tis, and grippe. He lay in bed while the remainder of the team
watched the two games played in New York, and when the team
we11t to St. Louis to see the remaining games, the little captain re-
mained behind in the New York hospital. VVhen he was well again,
he continued on to St. Louis to join his team mates, with the expecta-
tions of seeing at least one VVorld Series game. He arrived in St.
Louis just after the game had ended, and joined his team, which lef'
that night for home. i
VVhen the boys were in New York they were presented with gold
watches from the American and National Leagues. Kenesaw Lan-
dis, connnissioneri of baseball, made the presentation. and was very
interested in the team.
VV hen the world-beaters returned home the second time, they
were greeted by thousands of cheering fans. A parade from First
and Broadway to the City Hall was held in their honor. Mayor
Davie made a complimentary speech, and the whole team. was treated
with a wonderful reception.
This is the general story of the teamls record throughout the
season. It tells briefly how the team, captained by one of our own
school and team, successfully and without hesitation swept through
8,200 teams throughout the United States to win the World title for
ltfontgomery Wfards. There are, however, a few in-teresting facts
concerning the team which can be set apart from the main story.
The team won all eighteen games played. Fourteen of these
were by shut-outs.
The team had four out of nine on the All-Legion team.
The awards won were: gold baseballs for winning the Oakland
title, medals and certificates and the Howard Savage and Del How-
ard Trophies for winning the California championship.
Knickers were presented to the boys at Denver, and the indi-
vidual awards were won there also. Medals were won at Denver for
winning the VVestern area title.
A complete outfit of clothing was presented to each member of
the team at Chicago.
A pennant and gold watches were presented at New York for
winning the world title.
Vfhile in Chicago, VVeido spoke over the radio at Hotel La Salle
where the team was staying.
At each city, Los Angeles, Denver, Indianapolis, Chicago, and
New York, the team went on sight seeing trips as guests of the city.
VVeido was in eighteen toss ups for last licks and he won seven-
teen out of eighteen. He also drew three byes out of three chances.
VVeido and three other members of the team are eligible to play
in the league next year, but due to a new ruling made since last sca-
son, they will be unable to play on the same team together.
Four of the boys were watched by major league scouts, each being
personally interviewed. VV'eido was interviewed by Bill Essex of
the New York Yanks.
Their record should stand unbroken for many years to come,
for it is one that seems impossible to break. Our school should cer-
tainly be proud of this boy, for it isn't every school that has the most
valuable player on a world champion team. Do not think that this
boy has reached his prime either, for before he has finished his base-
baill career, his name will be written across baseballis hall of fame in
capital letters. ltfaurice Eppstein.
I have never crossed the ocean,
I have never sailed the main,
But the spray has set me longing to be freeg
'lll1C1'C,S a sort of aching yearning
Like an ever present pain
Wfhen I watch the white sailed ships put out to sea
Oh, I can't forget the glory
Of' the pulling, straining tides,
Nor the cold and salty breakers' booming roll,
For the sea will find a Norseman,
No matter where he hides,
And send her ringing challenge to his soul.
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W'itl1 rapid shift of scene and change of cast
Each act in order passes in review-
The carnival, zsxssemblies, rallies, plays,
The operetta, teas, and dances, too.
The student council is the legislative and executive body of the
school. It is the duty of this g1'oup to govern student body affairs.
The members this term aref president, Bill Wfoodg vice-president,
and commissioner of girls' affairs, Olive Vance, clerk, Ellen Taylorg
commissioners, Elbert Ashland, Preston Hunt, Howard VVallstrum,
Leola Dixon, and George Wood, Treasure1', Bill lNIacGregorg chief
and associate judges, Jack Gregory and Jane Rea, and yell leader,
Elmer Lawrence. '
BDIJNCING AND VIGILANCE
In the student body administration of a school, one of the im-
portant duties is the carrying out of the rules set forth by the school
government. To this end various types of bodies are organized.
In University High School there is a Vigilance Committee for
enforcing the rules and precepts. It is a body of students organized
under the chief justice, Jack Gregory, and the associate justice, Jane
Rea, and chosen by them. It is their duty to Watch the action of
students around the building and around the school campus. They
are to see that the students keep the grounds clean, that 'Luprisingsn
are quelled, and that laws are generally not disobeyed.
Although it has encountered difficulties at times in its proced-
ure, the Vigilance Committee has been successful. Order and disci-
pline in the halls and studies has been good. The members of the
committee have been diligent in their efforts of good order and have
asked students to cooperate in the problems of enforcement with
Along with the Vigilance Committee is the Bouncing Commit-
tee, a body organized through the efforts of our Student Body Presi-
dent, Bill Wood. It was started because of conditions of disorder in
the school assemblies. Since its establishment the Bouncing Com-
mittee has served the purpose Well, and better order and discipline has
been noted in our assemblies.
HE GIRLS' League Council is the executive body ot the
Girls' League. This group carries out business which is too
intricate and detailed to be left to all the girls as a Whole.
The council is made up of representatives from all grades, presi-
dents of girls, clubs, and all student body officers who are girls.
The officers are: president, Olive Vance, vice-president, Doro-
thy Rubidgeg clerk, Ruth Dunng treasurer, Mary Johnsong and song
leader, Frances Branch.
The Boys' League Council, an organization as old as the school,
has as its purpose to promote good fellowship among the boys.
During each semester the boys sponsor assemblies and a dinner
which is anticipated by them through the Whole semester.
The Boys, League Council is composed of all boy commissioners,
presidents of all boys, clubs, and class representatives. The officers
for this term are: Preston Hunt, president, Dow Bonnell, vice-pres-
identg and Fulton Tooker, secretary.
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HE VVINNERS of the song and yell contest were an-
nounced at the basketball rally for the lNIcClymonds game
on February 144. Louise Gossler Won the song award, and
J oe Stringfellovv Won the award for the best yell submitted. The
prizes Were in the form of sweater emblems, a blue and gold lyre to
Louise, and a blue and gold megapih-one to J oe. The contest was open
to the student body and several songs and yells were handed in to
the judging committee. This contest was the first of its kind to be
tried out at University High and it proved a success.
The Words for the Winning song follow:
TO OUR U.H.S
QTune of Stars and Stripes Foreoerj
Let us sing to the one school of all,
To the one Whom our praises are ringing.
With loyal hearts We fondly recawll
Endless spirit We'll ne,er cease bringing.
Hail to Uni so noble and strongg
Such glory will live forever.
VVJe praise you in our songg
For University our best We will endeavor.
- Below are the words and directions for the new yell.
CLeacZer kneeling andbeintj "Golden Cubsll' CLead by assistantaj
fLeader bends np-hands in airy 'gGr-r-r-r-rah!" fLead by Zeadenj
fLeacZer bendingl "Gr-r-1'-r-mb!" CLeacl by assistantsl
QLeader bends np-shaking handsl 4'Chew ,em up Cubslv QSh0nted
by leader. Rooters silentj
fLeader bentj 'CFight 'em-Fight ,em-Fight 'em!" QLead by as-
fLeacZer and assistants risingj "Gr-r-r-r-rah!"
The "Spirit-Raising" Spade Rally for the Uni-Tech basketball
game was held on February 26 in the auditorium with Elmer Law-
rence in charge of the program.
Elmer openedthe rally with the customary speech about the tra-
ditions of the spade. He then introduced J. E. VVa'sson, member of'
the team, who gave a "pep" talk. Following this the winners of the
song and yell contest, Louise Gossler and Joe Stringfellow, were
presented with emblems. Some new yells Were then. tried. The next
thing on the program was they selling of blue and gold leis by the
Rainbow Club girls. Following this, Leola Dixon made an announce-
ment of the Spade Day noontime dance. George Fogarty sang
"Roses of Yesterday," which he dedicated to the high senior class.
This was received with much applause. Following more yells came a
skit presented by Walter Cleary and J oe Stringfcllow. There were
a few more yells and the assembly was dismissed. It pepped up the
school, for there was a larger turnout for the Tech game than any
other game played this season.
I. IB. CAIQIDI M
To arouse spirit f or buying student body cards was the purpose
of the special assembly held in the auditorium Friday, February 8,
during advisory period.
"Walk the Plankf a miniature operetta given by the Boys'
Glee, was the main feature of the assembly. The leading parts in
this skit were taken by Bill Vollmer, the Pirate chief, and Charles
Bowdish, the mate. The other members of the glee acted as the crew
Jacobus Ten Brock, Commissioner of Publicity, presented a
sales talk in which he urged all the student body to buy cards.
After a few opening remarks by Bill Wood, Student Body
President, a Cub assembly was held on Friday, March 1. Billy Mac-
Gregor, business manager of the semi-annual, was the chairman, and
he opened the program by introducing Hilda Hirsch and her orches-
tra who played "I Must Have That Man" and "She's Funny That
Clyde Vaughn, Phil Wood, and Phil's dog gave a short, clever
skit. The dog did tricks, and Phil tried to become a Cub salesman and
sell Clyde a ticket. George Fogarty, accompanied by Glen Osborne
at the piano, sang his first hit, "Laugh, Clown, Laughf' George re-
ceived his usual hearty applause.
The highlight was the drawing of ten Cub tickets. The people
whose names were drawn by Elizabeth Schuster, editor, received the
fifty cent half of their ticket free. The lucky ones were Clinton
J ones, Miss Vera Miller, Stanley Coppel, George Dodson, Leola
Dixon, Hilda Hirsch, 'Mu1'iel Fournier, lllichael Cushing, Bernard
Bowron, and Roberta Hutson.
On March 6 the holders of Student Body cards were dismissed
to the auditorium for the Block U Assembly and the movie "Chang"
Six men on the basketball team were awarded letters and two
R.O.T.C. officers were given sweaters.
Captain Dana lilurdock, Howard VV'allstrum, and J. E. Was-
son won their first U, while YVeido Lancione, George Hadlen, and
Joe Arata received stars. Preston Hunt, Commissioner of Boys,
Af fairs, made the presentation.
The second part of the assembly was the awarding of the sweat-
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ers given by Sergeant J ones to Kenneth Butler and Richard San-
ders for making higher than ninety per cent in the recent 9th Corps
Area Match. lllajor McClure made the presentation of these. Rich-
and's record was 541 out of a possible 600 points, and Kennethis was
5344 out of the 600.
The movie 4'Chang," a story of manis struggle in the ungles of
Java, was the last thing on the assembly program. The students
showed their appreciation of this well-planned assembly by their good
BDYI' LEAGUE A
Un March 11, 1929, a meeting of the Boys, League was presided
over by Preston Hunt. After the meeting was called to order the
election of class representatives to the Boys, League was held.
The meeting then proceeded to the main attraction of the assem-
bly, a boxing match between Fulton Tooker and Earl Clark. The
referee was Al Sabatte. In a two round encounter the fight provided
a f ew thrills. Tooker, with a punch that missed, fell to his knees on
one occasion. Clark several times swung with great force only to find
he had hit the air. After a fast encounter the judges called it a draw.
All boys present enjoyed the assembly and felt that it was a
great success. They hoped that more programs of this type would be
arranged in the future.
Thursday, Mfarch 27, an assembly was held in the auditorium
after school. Elbert Ashland, commissioner of special events, thank-
ed eve1'yone for the support of Carnival Day.
Then Bill Vifood turned the assembly over to the four colored
minstrels, who put on one of the best presentations this term. The
quartet sang HOld lNIacDonald Had a Farmf, "The Tree in the
VVood," and a number of Negro Spirituals.
HE DRADIATIC department opened a promising semester
with two short plays, 6'Rosalie,' and '4The Slave with Two
Faces," on Thursday, February 7.
The first was a lively comedy played by Josephine Fenwick as
llladame Bol, Jack Frost as Monsieur Bol, and the part of Rosalie,
the maid, was cleverly portrayed by Barbara Pomroy. Wlhen the play
opened, llfladame and lllonsieur Bol were excitedly awaiting the ar-
rival of an aristocratic guest and discussing the arrangements for
the evening. The greatest difficulty lay in posting Rosalie on her
behavior toward the guest. She seemed very ignorant and stupid,
breaking cups and doing foolish pranks, but the play ended in a laugh
when she proved herself a little more clever than her employers.
'KT he Slave with Two Facesu was of a more serious. nature. The
sce11e opened upon a beautiful setting in the woods. Grace Yohn
and Silvia lllay Cady, two queens, were waiting for Life, cleverly
played by Bill lVood, to pass in order that they might ask him for
the things which they wanted. Life came, and to the queen who
commanded him he was a slave, but to the other who feared and
yielded to him he was a cruel master. The play was beautifully
That "Sherwood," the pageant presented by the combined Oak-
land high schools, was one of the most truly beautiful performances
ever given in Oakland was the opinion of all who were fortunate
enough to see it during the Principals, Convention in Blarch.
Robin Hood and his merry men lived once again in the arena of
the New Oakland High School. Generous hearted King Richard once
more proved too lenient with his malicious brother John. Blondel sang
most appealingly to his lost monarch, and our hearts ached for poor
Shadow-of-aleaf as he crouched outside the closed gates.
Perhaps it was the lights, perhaps it was the coloring of the cosw
lZllI1l6S, perhaps it was the wonderful unification of it all, but what
ever it was, we lived and felt with ltilaid ltfarion and her gallant lover.
Surely a thing of beauty was created, and in the hearts of all who saw
it, there was inspi1'ed a bit of feeling for that other realm somewhere
out beyond that of daily life.
"Sherwood" was an adaptation from Alfred Noyes' "Sher-
wood." It was given in place of the yearly Shakespearean contest,
which occupied the dramatic energies of our high schools' students
The members of the cast should certainly be commended upon
their most praiseworthy acting. Frances Branch, from University
High School, made an excellent regal Queen Eleanor. lllarion
lllanor, also from University High, gave a lovely interpretation of
lllarion Fitzwalter. Other characters from University were: Leon-
ard Dart, Mush, the lWiller's song Jack Frost, Robin Hood, William
llieyer, Little John, Helen Clement, VVidow Scarlet, Leonard Car-
ter, Sheriff 3 Florence Barcelon, Noviceg and a group of outcasts.
One could not hope to praise each individual who helped in the
performance, but the least one can do is to give all the praise due to
lNIiss Doris McEntyre, who, out of the many different individuals,
polished and finished the beautiful performance that was so greatly
en oyed by the audiences.
"Riding Down the Skyf' this year's annual operetta, was pre-
sented before a full house, Friday evening, April 19.
As the name suggests, the plot was a Uflyingn one. Besides a
pilot and an airplane, however, there was a lllexican revolution, the
discovery of an oil gusher, and a romance with a Spanish senorita.
The presence of a wealthy aged suitor, seeking the hand of
Carmelita, the daughter of the president, who needs money to pre-
vent a revolution, also complicates matters.
The cast was: Everett Schwarzmann, Ben Baker, the pilot,
Elizabeth Smith, Carmelita, daughter of presidentg Barbara Pomroy
Pepita, her friend, Earl Sweetwyne, Joshua Scroogins, mechanicg
Theron Hall, Don Pedro, president, Frances Branch, Rosa, duennag
John Conrad, Don Jose, suitor of Carmelitag Bert liflorton, hir.
lNfIacDonald, financier, Bill Vollmer, Francisco Bandino, revolu-
tionistg lifargaret Barton, lllarie, his wife, Charles Ebinger
Fernando Gonzales, president's bodyguard, and Howard Horner
Sergeant Timothy Riley of the U. S. llfarines. Leonard Tonson and
'Elva Dimpfef danced several Spanish dances. The senior glee clubs
were the chorus.
N INDIAN scene was the setting for the annual Dance-
Drama presented iMay 22 at Mosswood park by the girls of
University high school.
The theme of the story is as follows: Stardust, daughter of Sit-
ting Bull, and Fleetdeer, the son of Chief Black Coyote, meet and
fall in love with each other while their fathers are at a peace confer-
ence. It is against the tribal customs for an Indian to marry out of
his own tribe, so the two lovers keep their adoration a secret.
After the peace plans are made, Chief Black Coyote returns to
his own tribe with his son. In the winter the two tribes are situated
far away from each other, but in summer they are close together.
The next summer Fleetdeer and Stardust are brought together
again. However, scouts discover them together one evening and force
them to leave. The boy and girl, realizing that they are to be sep-
arated, meet for the last time and leap together into the river.
The Indian god of love takes pity on the two sad lovers. Every
summer two doves meet in the evening in the little glade. They are
the spirits ofthe Indian boy and girl. They remain together until
the first sign of fall, and then they bid each other farewell.
The cast, selected by tryouts, was: Stardust, Yvonne Hostetterg
Fleetdeer, Ruth Aiken, Sitting Bull, Evelyn Schlictingg Black
Coyote, Ethel Patterson, Indian Scout, ltlaybelle Clhapmang Frozen
Fingers, Florence Bianchi, Sun, Jane Rea, ltioon, Ira Tharsingg
Nightingale, Elva Dimpfelg and two birds are lNIargaret Peterson
and Shirley T odd.
As the Cub goes to press before the actual performance of Dra-
matic Night, it is possible to include only a pre-write-up of the event.
The dramatics classes spent quite a while considering the plays
to be put on for this semi-annual performance. They chose some
unusual ones, each varying greatly from the others.
Cn the program there are four plays, listed in the order in which
they appear: "The Thrice Promised Bridef a very interesting Chin-
ese playg '6The Patchwork Quilt," a serious play filled with dramag
NSweeps of 798g" and "Romancers."
VVAKENING from its six years' hibernation, Carnival day,
Friday, lNIarch 22, was welcomed to the school once more
with a spirit of whoopee. It offered sideshows, stunts, food
sales, vaudeville, and a movie, among the other revelries, in its sen-
sational comeback. A cold rain that swept the school put no damper
on the ardor with which the festivities were en joyed. "'A Trip
through the Islands of the VVorld" was the theme for the event.
The gala day started at the end of the fourth period with a
parade of Carnival stunt participants, which led to the food booths
stationed in the front hall. From the time fourth period was dis-
missed to the time for commencing the stunts, the front hall was a
sea of surging pulsating, joy-seekers. Th-ey waved hot dogs, Waffles,
and soda pop bottles in one hand, While struggling in front of the
ticket boothes, striving to buy tickets for more hot dogs, Waffles,
and soda pop. Teachers, less enthusiastic over the idea of being
crushed to pulp by a mob of revelrous Whoopee-makers, took refuge
behind the glass Windows of the office and Watched with trepidation
the joyous carousal going on in the front hall. By the time the rev-
elers had gorged themselves to capacity, the floor was ankle-deep ir
confetti, streamers, potato salad, peanut shells, and potato chips.
Thirteen sideshows, each announced by a barker, made up the
main entertainment of the day. The Faculty Minstrel Show, Strong
lllan from Borneo, Prisoners, Base, Gypsy Tumblers, Butterfly
that Stamped, H7 Vaudeville, lllagicians of the VVorld, Orpheum
and You,re-it-you-see, The Dessert Song, Iceland, H12 lNIovie,
Ellis Island, and the rifle range were the afternoon presentations.
A horse and buggy were secured by the H11 class and admission
was charged to taxi about the school.
'cTWo Arabian Nihtsf' with vaudville acts between the reels,
was presented in the evening to complete the biggest, most frivol-
ous merry-making day in the history of the new school.
Elbert Ashland, commissioner of special events, revived Car-
nival day, and he and his central committee were responsible for its
HE UNIVERSITY Hi-Y is an organization that meets
outside the jurisdiction of the school, but deserves mention
here because all its members are Uni students and Blr. Cozens
is the club adviser. lNIeetings are held weekly at an informal dinner.
A great deal is don.e in discussing school affairs and givin g them an
organized push towards success. Don Bird is the president of the
club. Preston Hunt is vice-president and has charge of the initia-
tions. J. E. VVasson is secretary-treasurer. Bert lNIorton is yell-
leader, and Bill VVood and Halford Earlei hold office as student
At present the club is especially interested in making an amateur
movie. The plot is very melodramatic. According to all predictions
the picture will be a rival to Hollywood,s best.
Carl Fay, Phil VVood, Lee Borne, Pete Van Valkenburgrh,
George Hadlen, Fulton Tooker, Bill Brock, Andy W3llSt1'Hm, El-
bert Ashland, Joe Stringfellow, and Tommy Spilker were the Hi-Y
initiates this semester.
Club Day, an entirely new experiment in this school,s program
of cooperation, made itself apparent to the student body on Feb-
The Club Presidents, luncheon was the first event on the day,s
program. Olive Van-ce, Girls, League President, officiated, and ex-
plained that the meeting was an attempt to create feeling among
The entertainment at 3 o,clock consisted of seven numbers pre-
sented by different clubs and individuals. Those participating were
Leonard Tonson, Hilda Hirsch, the Junior G.A.A., Gi1'ls, Art Club,
International A. O. Club, Dorothy Drury, and the Girls, Glee Club
sextet. Janet Lamb was the chairman of the affair.
This Club Day is something new in every way, and it is to Betty
Lawton we owe thanks for the successful manner in which it was
carried out. Because of its great success, it will probably become a
tradition in the school.
HE RIFLE Team of the University High School, organi-
zed for the purpose of giving boys interested in shooting an
opportunity to develop their prowess and ability, has emerged
from an interesting season.
In their practice and other efforts at the home gallery, the boys
gained a fundamental knowledge of shooting and also theoretical
practice. Then came preparation for the match at the State rifle
range at Leona Heights. As there was competition with the regular
army men, the best material was sent and practice was essential.
The match this year lasted for three days. The first day was
practice day, and the following ones were given over to the final
shooting. The range is 200 yards, and a thirty caliber United States
Army rifle is used. There are three possible classes to be attained. The
first is the expert class, the second is sharpshooter, and the third is
marksman. Richard Sanders was the only one from this school to be-
come a sharpshooter. All the others with 190 or above are nrarksman.
An improvement was noted over the scores of last year, and a
favorable showing was made by the team for this school.
Against a background of spring flowers and modernistic designs,
the Big Sisters gave their reception to the new girls Friday, January
21, after school in the libra1'y. The lilies, daffodils, and acacia helped
to camouflage the library and make it appear a lovely reception
As each guest entered, she was introduced by her big sister to
ltliss ltlarion Brown, dean of girls, Dr. George A. Rice, principal,
Bill VVood, student body president, Betty Lawton, big sister to all
the girls, and Olive Vance, president of the Girls, League. Then
they were all served refreshments of ice cream, cookies, and candy by
Helen Schrader and her committee.
Several welcoming speeches were given by those who had stood
in the receiving line, and then a program of music and a reading
followed. Frances Branch read the Girls' creed, Helen lNIcCormick
sang two songs, Hilda Hirsch played two piano solos, and a quartet
of old girls played several selections and the school song.
N UNSEEN but necessary group of volunteer workers is
always behind scenes on our school stage. Their work is
never finished. The body, known as the Stage Crew, pre-
pares the stage for every assembly, rally, or dramatic production.
Between the times when the audience sees the effects of their efforts,
the crew is usually busy preparing for some future event. Sometimes
it is necessary to carry on work simultaneously for two or even three
presentations. This is especially apt to occur during the crowded
days near graduation or the Christmas play.
The members of the crew have had an average of one or two
terms, experience. The manager usually has had two years, experi-
ence and his assistant a year or a year and a half. Since membership
is not in any way compulsory, no one seems to mind doing his share of
Excursions made to other schools have shown that our stage
has the best combination of stage equipment in the district. The
school is also fortunate in having excellent lighting equipment.
The stage crew consists of the following: Hal Earle, managerg
John Bliddleton, assistant, and Bill Lippin-cott, Bill Meyers, Ken-
neth VVishart,- and Bill Sammons. Evan Jeffries has charge of the
electrical department. Ivan Hudson is his assistant, and VValter
Cleary and Eddie Lindsey are on the crew.
LDW IENICD DANCE
The Low Senior Dance, which opened the term's program for
the low twelves, was held on Friday, February 15, in the school cafe-
teria. The room was decorated in spring flowers with orange pre-
dominating to carry out the color scheme. Five cents a program was
the assessment imposed upon each member so that money did not
have to be taken from the school treasury to finance the affair. The
purpose of the dance, according to J. E. VVasson, was to build up
unity among class members. Dorothy Snyder and her committee
served punch between dances. The other committees appointed by
J. E. VVasson, class president, were as follows: Kenneth Butler,
clean-up, Chester Bolton, publicity, and Earl Tretheway, entertain-
HE UNIVERSITY High School Chess Club first gained
wide prominence last term by winning the championship of the
San Francisco Bay Region High School Chess League. After
a tournament in the club to decide the team to represent the school, the
following men were chosen for the seven-man team: Guthrie McClain,
p1'esident of the club, Al Ashman, Francis Crofut, John Finger,
Harold Haf ford, Nathan lllay, and Bill L'Hommedieu.
In the East Bay section of the league, University started off by
winning from Fremont 4-3. Piedmont next succumbed to our team.
This score was also 4-3. Uni was next scheduled to play Tech, but
their team failed to show up for the game, giving us a victory by for-
feit. This made our boys the East Bay champs. They were to meet
lllission High, which had beaten Polytechnical and Lowell for the
championship of San Francisco in a th1'ee game title series. The Blis-
sion team defeated Uni in a close match 4-3, and took a strong lead
in this important series. University came back in the next match with
a will to win, and defeated them 5-2. The feature here was McClain's
brilliant playing in his win over the individual champion of the league.
The last and deciding game of the trio was won by the Cubs, four and
one half- two and one half. This made University the champion of
the league. As an emblem of their supremacy a large silver cup was
donated by Roos Brothers. at Stephens Union, Saturday evening,
lNIa1'ch 9. Professor Branch, champion chess player of the University
of California faculty, played about 35 simultaneous chess matches at
This year the team again started off with a bang by defeating
Fremont 5- 2. The Chess Sharks also held our old rival, Tech, to a
6-11 score. The team is the same this year with the exception of
Robert Lang in Nathan Mayis place.
BASKETBALL DI N N EIQ
With an interesting entertainment and an appetizing menu, the
Girls, League Council honored the University basket-ball team on
March 7 in the cafeteria rooms at the customary annual basketball
In the course of the dinner entertainment was given. Phil
W'ood's orchestra played, Leola Dixon gave a readingg Helen Mc-
Cormick sang two vocal selectionsg and Hilda Hirsch of f ered a piano
Speeches were made by Olive Vance, Coach Allison, Miss Jacobs,
Dr. Rice, and Dana Murdock.
After the dinner, dancing was enjoyed to the strains of Phil
For the purpose of raising money for J oe Lancione, who broke
his leg in the Berkeley game, the baseball team gave a benefit dance
in the gym during the noon period on March 27. Music was furnished
by Jimmy Miller's orchestra.
Norman Parish, manager of the affair, and Olive Vance, Girls'
League president, worked with the team in putting the dance over
and appointed a reception committee to receive the chaperons . The
committee was made up of Leola Dixon, Dorothy Bradford, Marie
Lamb, and Jane Rea. Patrons were Miss Beatrice Burnett, Miss
Katherine Lindsay, and Coach Dave Snyder.
Tickets for the affair cost ten cents, and at the presentation of a
ticket students were excused from classes at twelve o'clock. This
allowed a whole hour for the dance.
IGHT students comprise the regular U- N- I staff. They a1'e
Betty lNfIc Lauchlan, Ruth Janson, Irene Hend1'ickson, Dorothy
Snyder, and Alan Nelson, daily editors, respectively, Bill
Grover sport editor, and Frank VVootten, his assistant, and lllary
Gale, business manage1'. I
It is the duty of these students to publish and distribute the paper
each day. This is one of the most difficult tasks to accomplish well,
a11d everything is supposed to be carried on "without a hitchf, The
members of this staff are supposed to serve the student body by re-
porting all the news when it is news, to make humorous "cracks," and
to write editorials about things on which the student body should be
All of the eight, with exception of the business manager, must
take an examination given by ltlr. Robert E. Brownlee, adviser
of the paper, before they may become editors. This examination is
mostly about proof-reading, copy-reading, grammar, punctuation,
and rewriting. The daily editor receiving the highest score is usually
given his choice of the day he wishes to publish his paper.
There are also quite at number of staff editors and reporters.
HE CUB staff has attempted something new and different
this term in publishing a semi-annual in place of the quarterly
or annual. The staff was chosen from a group of English
VIII students, interested in publication work, who met at the begin-
ning of the term. From. this group Elizabeth Schuster was elected
editor-in-chief and the following people, associate editors: Jane Rea,
seniorg James Koford, literary, Susan Powell, cub tracks, lXIaX
Cramer, sportsg Jean Jensen, alumni, Yvonne I-Iostetter, junior
highg Mason Whitney, jokes, and lVIary Johnson, art. Bill Blac-
Gregor was elected business manager and appointed as his assistant
Leola Dixon. In order to keep the work divided among the four
English VIII classes, an associate editor was elected from each class.
These were lNIargaret Robinson, Betty lXIcLauchla,n, lNIary Brad-
bury, and T rinone Rule.
Under the guidance of lXIiss Beatrice Burnett, faculty adviser
of the magazine, the written material for the various sections was
contributed by the English VIII classes and edited by the editors.
The material was set up by the printing students under the direction
of lNfIr. Fred J. lXIartin. The art work was created by drawing stu-
dents of lNrIiss hIabel VVhitmore.
PENING the book of school activities we find many inter-
esting characters in the Junior High. Our Junior High has a
I great many unusual personalities about whom we know very
In looking over this semesterls records we find that George
Wood is Junior high commissioner. He holds all the Junior
High activities and plans for assemblies with the help of his advisory
Did you know, for instance, that Nina Glinchikoff of High Nine
is a Russian girl who is studying the Russian language outside of
school? 'VVe also havethe makings of several "globe trottersl' in
our Junior High. Elizabeth Lengbord, high nine, has lived and
travelled in India, Japan, and the Islands. ltlargit Holst, low nine,
has been to Europe several times and visited in Berlin only last year,
and speaks German. The lower classmen do not lack talent. Bar-
bara Pfeif fer, high nine, and Kathleen lNIoran, high eight, have both
done professional dancing and have displayed their ability in school
performances. Betty Tuttle, high eight, and Lola Tette, high nine,
also deserve to be mentioned for their excellent ability as dancers.
Helen Dickson, high nine, and Cecil Alloo, low seven, represent our
Junior High violinistsg while Antonio DeGrassi has shown excep-
tional talent as a pianist. Two outstanding leaders in Junior High
clubs are Fern Reed,.president of Junior G.A.A., who has carried
out a very successful sport season for Junior High girls, and Pay-
son VVoolsey, president of the Chemistry Crafts Club, who, although
he is only in the seventh grade, organized and led this club a. few
weeks after he had entered the school. Other Junior High club
leaders are George Prouty, president of the Camera Club, and Betty
Conlisk, president of the Junior Girls, Glee.
In looking over the athletic records of Junior High boys, ltlr.
Hindman thinks that the following have shown exceptional ability
during this term: Low Seventh, Fred Stagnera, Bill Heyland,
Geo1'ge Drull, Joe Fustado, and Gilbert VVrightg Low Eight, Jim
Barcelon, Jim Jenkins, Stanley McGuire, Ledru Frank, Bill VVil-
son, High Seventh, Sam Castoris, Francis Dam, Robert lXIcKebben,
lllervin Goodall, Richard lNIarsh, Robert lXIcGowang High Eight,
Don Young, Don Budge, David Crosse, Lester Adcock, Jim Glad-
den, Gordon Apdaile, Jack Jarman, and Edwin Tripp.
It will be interesting to see if these Junior High leaders will
still be leaders of the school in the future.
HE JUNIOR High Advisory Board, the principle factor in
the government and affairs of the Junior High, held its meet-
ings this semester every lllonday afternoon in room 116 to
discuss the affairs of the Junior High.
Eleven members including the Junior High Commissioner,
George VVood, who also served as chairman, composed the Junior
High Advisory Board. Kenneth Bradshaw and Ruth Selling repre'
sented the high nine class, Eric llloorhead and Dorothy ltfadison, the
low nine class, Ruth Kindt and Lawrence Peterson, the high eight
class, Billy Foy and Ardyce lNIunk, the low eight class, and Donald
Uren and Virginia Kincaid, the high seventh class. lVIiss lVIae Se-
bring and lN'Iiss Diary Cunningham, English teachers, served as ad-
visers for the group.
' JUNIDIQ CLUB! y
The Junior High has two active clubs, although many Junior
High students are members of other clubs to which both senior and
junior students are eligible.
y The first of these clubs is the iJ unior Girls' Glee. Under the
supervision of their president, Betty Conlisk, they gave an operetta
for the P.-T.A. this semester. "The Nifty Shopf which was the
title of this operetta, mingled comedy with romance in an exclusive
shop for gowns. Chorus songs by models and manequins made this
an altogether delightful and charming little operetta.
The Junior G.A.A. is also a girls, club. Their president, Fern
Reed, stated, '4VVe have had good turnouts for all our sports. Paddle
tennis, tennis, and crew on Lake ltlerritt were among the most en-
joyable sports. In- addition to these sports the members swam at
the Y.VV.C.A. every Wednesday."
Both clubs are well organized and they have worked hard to keep
up their usual good records this term.
HE JUNIOR High Library is functioning very satisfactor-
ily this term, according to llfiss Squire, who has charge of the
library classes. The students are all enthusiastic and enjoy
working in the library.
It is interesting to know that the first library board inthe new
school was organized by the present graduating class in the fall of
1924. This board was composed of Lily Pearl Borell, Mary Brad-
bury, Bill Vollmer, George Leutzinger, Alan Nelson, and Helen
Kinney. The present board is Edith I-Iopp, Vivian Coffman, Seeley
Foote, Baldwin Lamson, Leon Minear, and Ardyce lllurke. Seeley
Foote is librarian-in-chief.
BLUE IBIIQD THEATIQE
The Junior High has its place in drama in University High
School. The High Eighth students study the phases of drama, such
as pantomtine, dialogue, monologue, and production.
Some of our present high seniors now popular on our own stage,
such as Billy VVood, Vladimir Aronovici, and Barbara Pomroy,
started theatre working in the Junior High dramatics classes. This
enabled them to go ahead in the Senior High dramatic work, and to
be heroes, villians, or heroines on our own stage. "The Toy Shop"
by Percival Wilde was presented by the seventh period dramatic
class, named "The Guild of the lliasquef' The characters were:
Bobby, Nancy Evans, Betsy, Ruth Stone, the mother, Cathryn
Morang and the father, Louis Dehoney.
The rooters cheer. The blue and gold is flying,
As on the field the athlete guards our llmeg
XVe watch with pride our teams uphold our honor,
Fighting- uplaying f :1i1"' to win the game.
HERE IS nothing that will so surely make or mar the
reputation of a school as the conduct of the student body
during interschool contests. VVhether the contest be one of
debate, of music, or on the gridiron, the use of good etiquette is as
essential as when entertaining guests in your home. The nature of
the reception given our students while the guests of other schools will
depend la1'gely on the brand of hospitality we extend to visiting teams.
Loyolty to our school and respect for the loyalty of others for their
schools should go hand in hand. The true sport steps into the other
fellowls shoes and views the situation from the opposite angle before
he voices an opinion. Iie never whines, whimpers, or growls, and he
takes temporary defeat without blaming anyone but himself. He
realizes that he is half whipped the minute he begins to feel sorry for
himself or to spin an alibi with which to explain away his defects. In
the emotional excitement of an intense game or close contest, he con-
forms to the rules and regulations. He decides under trying circum-
stances between f air and foul methods, and h ransforms his decisions
into correct actions. He has not only the knowledge of right and
wrong, but he possesses the trained power and habit of acting on such
knowledge. This is the very foundation of true character.
He who would be a true sportsman would do well to adopt as his
creed the following ten commandments:
Thou shalt not quit.
Thou shalt not alibi.
Thou shalt not gloat over winning.
Thou shalt not be a poor loser.
Thou shalt not take unfair advantage.
Thou shalt not ask odds thou art unwilling to give.
Thou shalt always be willing to give thine opponent the shade.
Thou shalt not under-estimate an opponent, nor over-estimate
Remember the game is the thing, and that he who thinks other-
wise is a mucker and not a true sportsman.
Honor the game thou playest, for he who playeth the game
straight and hard wins even when he loses.
HIS season the University Varsity basketball team was un-
lucky in most of its games, but winning is only a small part of
victory. Coach Allison, handicapped by the lack of veteran
material, did not produce a championship team, but he did produce
a clean playing, hard fighting bunch of real sports. Other high
schoolsrespect University High, mainly through contests with such
teams as this, and we should feel justly proud of the fine sportsman-
ship displayed by our team.
UNIVERSITY vs. coNcoRn1A
Opening the 1929 O. A. L. basketball practice season, the Cubs
played the Concordia Preachers January 16 on our own court. In the
first quarter the Uni rooters led their guests. After a few futile
marches up and down the court, Eppstein broke the ice with a free
In the final quarter the game was evenly contested, but the Preach-
ers, with their lead gained in the beginning of the tilt, held the Cubs
to the final 28-18 decision.
UNIVERSIT Y VS. FREMONT
Probably the most exciting game of the practice season was the
Bengal-Cub game, played January 18 on our own floor. The tilt was
a nip and tuck affair up to the fourth quarter. VVith the score 17 all,
and only two miinutes to go until the end of the game, Townsend sank
a long shot from the middle of the court, breaking the tie and win-
ning the game for Fremont 22-17.
UNIVERSITY VS. ROOSE'VEI..'l'
I11 this game, played on January 22, the veteran Roughriders,
last yearis U.A.L. champs, were slow in getting started, and the
Cubs held them on practically even terms i11 the first period. In the
second and third quarters, Keith' Singleton, Roosevelt star, found
his eye and rang the hoop for a total of ten points. Dana lNIurdock
was the star player for the Cubs, Singleton for the Teddies. The
end saw the Cubs on the short end of a 29-14 score.
UNIVERSITY VS. SAN LEANDRO
Piracy once more came into vogue when the San Leandro Pirates
beat the Cubs on our own court January 25. University took an early
lead when Lancione and lllurdoek sank buckets. San Leandro retal-
iated withs two field goals and then a foul throw. The lead was main-
tained until the final quarter, when the gun went off, leaving the
score 11 to 8 in favor of the Pirates.
UNIVERSITY VS. RICHMOND
University's fighting Cub quintet could not upset the Oilers at
Richmond, January 28, during its practice game with the Oily city
hoopsters. The initial tip-of f went to Richmond, but close guarding
of the Uni bucket forced the "Oily boidsn to take long shots. In the
last stanza the Oilers let loose with an attack that netted them 24
points. Laneione raised the Cub,s total to 14 by a foul shot and a
field goal. The game ended with the score 24 to 14.
UNIVERSITY VS. FREMONT
The second game with the Tigers, played February 1 on the Ben-
gals' court, looked as if it would be the first win for the Cubs. A
spectacular field goal by Blake, who got into the game early in the
fourth quarter, followed by VVasson,s bucket and Murdock's fouls,
strengthened that belief. But the game ended with Saunders, Fre-
mont guard, taking a free throw which he failed to make good, leav-
ing Fremont the victors by 19-16 score.
UNIVERSITY VS. ROOSEVELT
The scoring in the second game with the Teddies was mostly
done by field goals, there being very few foul shots called. The game
was played on Universityas court February 5. University's men, VVas-
son, Lancione, lNIurdock, Hadlen, and VVallstrum, were in the game
almost the entire time. Substitutes went into the game the last few
minutes of the fourth quarter. At the end of the tilt the Cubs were on
the short end of a 34 to 18 count.
UNIVERSITY VS. SAN LEANDRO
In the second game held February 8, at San Leandro, both the
Pirates and the Cubs made a slow start, and as a result there was very
little scoring for either team in the first quarter. The Cubs were weak-
ened eonsiderably by the loss of Cap-tain lVIurdock, who was forced
from the game early in the second period. In the third and fourth
quarters the Cubs fought hard, but were unable to overcome the Pi-
rates, lead of 241 to 144, the final score.
UNIVERSITY VS. RICHMOND
In the second game held with the Richmond five February '18,
University's quintet showed improvement over the game played with
the oily city boys before. The Cubs, however, could not pull through
to a win. ltffurdock, Arata, and Hadlen all played a good game, but
were out-played by the winners, as the 25-21 score shows.
UNIVERSITY vs. MCCLYMONDS
The closest game of the season was played with the McClymonds
Indians in the Oakland Auditorium, February 141. With the score
28-27 in the Cubs' favor, Takesaki sank a foul in the last quarter to
tie the score. The Japanese boy then drew another free throw and,
amid a dead silence, dropped in one more bucket to win the game
Captain Dana ltfurdock and Preston Hunt both gave the In-
dians something to worry about in the game. It was their shots, along
with a foul made good by Lan-cione and a bucket by VVasson, that
put the Cubs in the front during the fourth quarter. Takesaki, how-
ever, proved the undoing of Allison's men with his startling finish.
McClymonds had the lead in the first half by 3 points and kept it
until the rally made by University.
"Tig', Hunt, because of previous illness, was forced to leave
the basketball team soon after the Uni-Mack tilt.
UNIVERSITY VS. OAKLAND
Victory smiled on the Cubs for the first time in the O.A.L. bas-
ketball season when the mighty little Acorns went down to defeat at
the hands of the Blue and Gold hoopsters February 22. Captain Dana
Murdock's super floor work and uncanny shooting helped the team
to lead at the end of the first quarter 5-3. At the half the score was
17 to 12, lNIurdock making 10 of the 17 points for the Cubs in the
fourth quarter. The Oaks were trying hard to overcome the 7 point
lead held by the Cubs. But try as they would, the final tally gave the
University 32 and Oakland 23.
UNIVERSITY VS. TECHNICAL
Displaying the Cub's fighting spirit, the varsity went down to de-
feat under the onslaught of their traditional rivals, the Bulldogs, in
the Oakland auditorium, February 26. lNIost of Techis scoring was
due to deadeye HLefty,' La Franchi, who sank eight baskets for the
Broadway lads. 5-The floor work displayed by the Cubs was excep-
tionally good, but they didnot seem able to ring the whoop."
WVasson, Cub forward, was the high point man for University
with four points, lNIurdock, center, trailed him with three points.
VVasson and Hadlen played the most consistent game for the Cubs.
Tech's victory was another exhibition of powerful scoring and an
impenetrable defense which has brought triumph to the Bulldogs
time and time again. The final score was 33-12 in favor of the Bull-
On VViednesday, February 27, the University varsity basketball
team held a meeting in order to elect an honorary captain for the 1929
season. Dana Blurdock was elected unanimously by the team. Danais
election was no surprise, as he demonstrated throughout the season
that he was the only logical contender. Dana did not win the honor
through his playing oully, but for his fine leadership and sportsman-
ship. Dana was captain of every game and kept the spirit of the team
high with his "All O.A.L.,' playing.
T THE beginning of the season, University was to have a
130 pound weight team besides the Varsity. This term how-
ever, when the new system of intra'nrural sports came into
existence, it automatically cancelled, any weight teams. Con-
sequently the fi1'st game was the last game for the 130,s, and the
team was discontinued. Following this first game, which the weight
team won from VVoodrow VVilson Junior High, the boys organized
a team of their own, which they called "The Black and Blue Boysf,
Clyde Vaughn was the coach and manager.
The first game the boys had was with Concordia Collegeis
class B team. They won this game by a score of 21-17. Joe Lan-
cione, Moffett, and Vaughn played a good game, although Vaughu's
outfit had only two rooters. r
Grill's Comrades were the next team to bow to the Black and
Blues. The Comrades held their over-confident opponents to a 18-'12
score, and the following week they met in a return game. This
contest was a one-sided affair throughout, ending 440-12 in favor of
the Black and Blue Boys. The entire team played well, but the good
shooting of Coleman and the stellar work of ltloffett aft center
brightened the team's hopes considerably.
Concordia smarting under the defeat of the first game, placed
their second string varsity on the floor in a return match. The Black
and Blue's second string held the parsons even in the first quarter.
But were replaced by the first five in the second quarter. The out-
standing featu1'es of this contest was the careful guarding by Sharp
and Bareilles, although Vaughn and J oe Lancione played steady
games. The Concordia second team showed great improvement over
the class Bts, which speaks well for Vaughn's men.
The hardest game of the season was that with Richmond's Bas.
A last minute rally, featuring two baskets by Vaughn just before the
whistle blew, pulled the game out of the first for the Black and Blues.
The game was played as the preliminary to the Richmond-University
Varsity game and was a hard fought, fast contest. Baumgarten
ltfloffett, and Vaughn were the outstanding figures for the winners.
Considerable praise is due Clyde for the su-ccess of his teamis
being undefeated throughout the season. Fighting against odds for
the most part, the boys who will be the future University Varsity
hung up their black and blue suits, looking forward to the day when
they shall wear the blue and gold.
UNIVERSITY VS. ALAMEIJA
OR THE first practice game of the season, played March 1
at Alameda, University Highis baseball nine played the Ala-
meda Hornets. The Hornets proved themselves superior to
the Cubs throughout the game, winning with a score of 12 to 5.
Hart was on the mound for the Cubs at the opening of the
game. He allowed one run i11 four innings, while Uni put over three
runs. Coach Snyder then tried out other memberS of the pitching
staff, and Alameda continually scored. University lost the game
because of her poor pitchers. The l'6St of the team worked to per-
UNIVERSITY VS. I.,D. E. .S
In the second baseball game of the season, played lNIarch 8 with
the I. D. E. S., University High was downed by the score of 3 to 1.
During the game Coach. Dave Snyder used three pitchers. Kaul
pitched first and was relieved by Hart. Hart in turn was relieved
by Captain Joe Arata. J oe Jadrich, second baseman, scored the
Cubis only run.
In all University made a fair showing for her second game of
the season. Both infield and outfield showed ability, and it was a
tight ball game throughout.
UNIVERSITY VS. BERKELEY
The Berkeley Yellowjackets proved to be a stumbling block
for University, lNIarch 144, and not only did the Cubs lose the game
by a score of 17 to 2, but they lost the services of Joe Lancione,
outfielder, who broke, his ankle.
The game was fairly close up until the fourth inning, when
hits began to rain off the bats of the college city men, and the bar-
rage continued until the end of the game. J oe Jadrich, star second
baseman, scored both of Universityls runs.
Coach Dave Snyder used four boxmen in the game: Lee Myers,
IIoWard Kaul, Sonny Hart, and Norman Parish.
UNIVERSITY VS. ARMSTRONG
On lNIarch 18, University'S nine met in a tight contest with
the A1'mSt1'0Dg team. The final score showed the business school
boys leading University by a score of 7 to 5.
In this game the Cubs showed a great deal of improvement on
the field. In the first inning University made four runs when Hunt
hit a home run, Lancione walked, Arata singled, and Hadlen hit a
homer, scoring Lancione and Arata ahead of him. This gave the
Cubs an early start with a four run lead.
Although the Cubs were on the small end of the score, the
fans were kept on their toes throughout the whole game by the sen-
sational catches made by Lancione in the out field.
UNIVERSITY vs TECHNICAL
NIVERSITY,S Spade Day game, held at Technicalis diam-
ond on lNIarch 22, went to the Bulldogs by a 9 to 3 score.
lNIyers started in the box for the Cubs, but he was replaced in
the sixth inning by Hart, who in turn was relieved by Captain Joe
Arata in the seventh. llfyers weakened in the third, and Tech
bunched hits to put three Tech men across the plate. They repeated
this performance in the fourth and fifth innings.
Captain Joe Arata, Lancione, Hadlen, and Coleman made hits
for the Cubs. Arata, Lancione, and Hunt, each scored one run for
UNIVERSITY vs. SAN LEANDRO
In the second O. A. L. game of the season, held at Bushrod on
ixlm-C11 28, the Cubs downed the Pirates by a sco1'e of I0 to 8. The
team showed some fine work during this game both in the field and
at bat. VVillie Haywood, Cub outfielder, was the star batsman of the
day, collectingtthree hits out of four timies at the bat.
In the first inning Bill Archer hit a home run, giving the Pirates
a lead which they held until the second inning. The Cubs stepped out
to score three runs. DeNevi walked, Haywood rapped out the long-
est hit of the day which went for four bases, and Hadlen walked and
then tallied after a hit.
UNIVERSITY vs. FREMONT
In its third O.A.L. baseball game of the season held at Fremont,
April 9, University was defeated by a score of 4 to 1.
Norman Parish, who usually plays left field for the Cubs, pitch-
ed the Tigers to a one all tie for six innings of play. University went
down to defeat in the last inning. Parish issued two walks and that,
coupled with an error and a base hit, drove over three runs for the
Tigers, clinching the game for them.
UNIVERSITY VS. OAKLAND
In the game played at Bay View playground, on Friday April
12, the Oakland Wildcats beat Universityls Cubs by a 16-9 score.
The first inning started as though the Cubs were off to a victory.
Four runs were amassed by the Cubs on hits by Arata, Jadrich,
Lancione, and Coleman. Oakland came to the bat finally, and before
they retired made five runs. From then on the Wildcats drew away
from the Cubs until they had sixteen runs to their credit. VVeido
Lancione was the star of the game getting four hits, two triples, and
SECOND UNIVERSITY VS. TECHNICAL
In the second game with Tech, played at Bushrod April 23, the
Cubs came through with much better playing. The Cubs held the
Bulldogs to a 2-0 score in favor of Tech.
Neither team scored in the first two innings, but Tech countered
in the third as the result of two walks and two singles. The Cubs got
three hits in their half but failed to even the count. In the seventh
Silva, Tech,s hurler, homed to sew up his own ball game. Hardt re-
placed Silva after Uni loaded the bags, but the game ended with still
no score for Uni. Captain J oe Arata pitched a great game, and if his
cohorts had furnished the hits, he would have been credited with a win.
UNIVERSITY VS. FREMONT p
University's Cubs hit their stride on Friday, l5Iay 3, at the ex-
pense of the Fremont Tigers. The Cubs made 16-hits and 11 runs
to Fremontis 3 hits and one run. H
Captain Arata had six strike-outs to his credit, while Anderson
wiffed 4, and Fergunchi, 2. The Tigers could not touch the ball,
and when they did, the snappy fielding of the Cubs made them lose
all hope of victory.
The Tige1's scored in the fifth, but the Cubs came right back
when Hayward scored on Jadrich's double. Six more runs were an-
nexed in the sixth inning. Hunt knocked a triple, Parish scored
Hunt, the next three men singled, and VV illie I'Iayward sewed up the
game when he knocked ai homer.
UNIVERSITY-BERKE LE Y-OAKLAND TRACK
In the first track competition of the season, held on the Berkeley
field Thursday, llflarch 14, the Cubs managed to slip into a second
place. Berkeley took an easy first place with 87 points, University
came second with 28 1-2, and Oakland was last with 25 points. The
only first places in the events taken by the Cubs were those of Al
Sabatte in two of the sprintS. Seconds, thirds, and fourths put the
Cubs a few points above Oakland. Berkeley obtained the majority,
and in several events completely shut out the other schools. Sabatteas
time in his two races was remarkable, making the hundred in 10.2 and
the 160 in 15.33. As a whole those fellows that participated for the
Cubs did very well.
In the second meet of the season, held at Piedmont, March 27,
University took third place. Because of heavy rain the track was
rather slow. Sabatte, Cub sprinter, came through with a first in both
heats. I-Iabon, another Cub man, copped the hurdles in the good time
of 1811. In the 880 Vollmer managed to get a third place. In the
mile Albee, University windbag, also managed to get a third for the
Cubs. In the weight events the Cubs fell down, but they did well in
TRAC K CARNIVAL
The track Carnival, held at Piedmont on March 22, gave Univ-
ersity a sixth place. Of the eleven schools that were ready when the
first race began, Berkeley proved to be superior.
The Cub's best showing came in the distance medley when they
took second, finishing behind the Wa1'rio1's. lNIcClymonds showed to
the best advantage in the distance events.
The teams ended the day's activities as follows: Berkeley 35:
McClymonds, 31 1-23 Roosevelt 30 1-2, Piedmont, 24g Hayward.
233 University, 15 '1-2g Alameda, 15, San Leandro, 93 Oakland, 4 1-23
Lowell, 33 Technical, 2.
UNIVERSITY- SAN LEANDRO- FREMONT
In a triangular meet, held at Fremont on April 11, the Cubs man-
aged to take first place. San Leandro and Fremont were the two
schools opposing University, but the Pirates were soon out of the run-
ning. This left Fremont and University to fight it out. The final
score was 59 1-2, 544 1-2, and 23.
Both the Bengal's and the Cubs were weak in the field events.
L , , Y, ,, ,,
Bonnell, Murdock. and Gustafson were the three Cubs to place in the
field. University,s relay quartet was disqualified when Sabatte cut
over on the track. Bonnel, Habon, and Sabatte divided high point
honors, each man taking a pair of f irsts. Albee and Vollmer came
through in the distances, the former copping the mile, the latter, the
half. University at this time was beginning to show form in the meets.
0.A.l.. TIQACK MEET
In the big meet held on Saturday, May 4, at the California
oval, several big upsets took place. Roosevelt high took second place
over McClymonds by a half point margin, Sabatte dropped both of
the sprint races, White failed to cop the pole vault, and there Were
many other reverses.
The final standing of the teams were: Technical, 2733 Roose-
velt, 238g iMcClymonds, 237 1-2, Fremont, 170, Unive1'sity, 159, San
Leandro, 1113 Oakland, 61.
The relay, which decided second place, was by far the best event
of the day. Sabatte started off for the Cubs and handed Earl
Clark a nice lead. Clark running the second lap against some of the
fleetest in the city practically held his own. Roosevelt gained the
lead and finished with a good lead, but Hogan running last man for
the Cubs finished a nice second. It was the best showing ever put on
by the University relay quartet this year.
HIS SPRING a new system of girls, sports came into effect.
The intra-mural system of major sports is practically the same
as that used in boys' sports. All the girls in the Senior High
may now participate in whatever sport is running. This has made it
more convenient for many girls who otherwise would be unable to
attend practices because of lack of time. .
In the past the girls played either according to their grade, or
were arranged on even teams regardless of class. The minor sports
-Qtennis, swimming, archery, hiking, and riding-will not use the
intragmural system, but will continue to operate just as they have in
The students themselves referee and of ficiate at all games. This
is valuable experience for those who want to learn all the 'fins and
outsv of the games. At the beginning of a sport season, the Girls,
Athletic Association asks for volunteer officials. These girls learn
the game thoroughly. Time keepers and score-keepers are also
among this group. Since games are played off twice a week, those
who of f iciate one day may play the next.
The system of awarding points has also been changed, although
awards will be made as usual to team members, and perhaps the cus-
tomary all-star team will be picked. At the end of the season the
usual spreads will be held, and here the teams will be announced and
the awards made.
This new intra-mural system has been used in some of the other
high schools with great success, but this is its first term at University
High. It is hoped that the new plan will bring the girls to a better
understanding that sports are meant for all of them., If they real-
ize this and cooperate, the intra-mural system will continue as a
This semester tennis is one of the main events for girls in ath-
letics because of the spring tournaments with other high schools in
Oakland. A large number of' players have come out every lllfonday,
practicing hard to be able to place in the final tryouts.
University is well represented ini this sport. Estelle VVink, a
member of the Berkeley Tennis Club, and also a student of the Junior
class of this school, was one of the 'Lfollow upw winners in the tourn-
ament last year. Having three years' expe1'ience, she is sure to place
this semester. Evelyn Ellis, also a member of the Junior class, is
a valuable player. Although not as experienced as Estelle, she plays
a good game. They ought to bring home a victory for University.
Every VVednesday afternoon at the back of the school about
fifteen or twenty senior high girls may be seen practicing archery.
This is one of the minor sports and is held under the supervision of
lllr. Thad Stevens, teacher of shop, and Anna Kip, manager.
At the beginning of each season there are many beginners, but
by the end of the term these usually have become quite expert. Dur-
ing the semester one or two trips are taken to the home of the family
of lllr. Stevens near San Jose. There the girls have a regular
picnic and several shooting contests.
IWIMMI N G
If you were to go down to the Y.VV.C.A. some afternoon, you
would recognize many students from your Alma lllater. Swimming
has always been a favorite with the girls. There are four classes:
beginners, low and high' intermediates, and advanced. Each class
receives expert instruction from Bliss Portia VVagenet, who has had
a great deal of experience. At the present time about eight girls arc
working toward their senior life saving emblems. Many have already
the junior award. lllarion Holmes, manager, Doris Dray, Harriet
Baker, and many others will soon qualify for the Olympic games.
On each Saturday morning, once every two weeks, a large group
of girls from this school, who appreciate the joys of riding, go out tel
the Lake Aliso Riding Academy, and mounted on favorites, can-
ter out over the trails.
This SpO1't has become increasingly popular among high school
students within the last few years. We, in this school, have not had
it for several terms as a school sport, but its immediate popularity
and the response of the girls insure its future.
HE G. A. A. officers for this term are: Bea Duncan, pres'
ident: Grace Jose, vice-president, Doris Dray, secretary ,Doris
Gessler, haseballg Ruth Hale, basketball, Ellen Brown, tennis,
Anna Kip, archeryg lNIarion Holmes, swimming, Ellen Taylor, hik-
ing, and Harriet Baker, riding. Miss lllarion Avery is the club ad-
viser. llleetings are held every Thursday afternoon in the little
Although these girls have had to cope with many radical
changes, both in the school and in the sports, schedule, they have
steered the girls' sports through an almost perfect season.
Have a place in your heart for a sportsman,
For a man who can lose and then smile.
Give a cheer for a team that is losing,
Let them know that you think theyire worth while.
Feel that victoryis only a detail
And may come to a force thatis unfair.
Know yourself that the team that is winning
'Is the one that is playing four-square.
If the man with the sportsman,s ideals
Is the one you consider the best,
Then you, too, are a sportsman who's winning,
Though your score may be under the rest.
In the game of Life scores do not matter.
In this contest the f ittest survive-
Not the winners who finish by fouling
But the ones who lead sportsmanls lives.
XXTIICII on the scene those, seeming old and hoary,
Dole out some sage advice, we pause to heal'
Of how the world has gveeted our alumni.
VV'e welcome buck those friends of yesteryear.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
'UST SUPPOSEQ' said the editor, Hthat the scene is any
alumni's home, the time is any time when alumni have gotten
together, and the purpose is to discuss their neighbors. The
characters are any and all of the alumni from Uni High and one Curb
reporter of that snooping type.
4'Imagine that the curtain has ascended on a hilarious scene of
confusion with everybody talking at once and nobody listening to
anyone. In through a window at the back the snoopy Cub reporter
enters. He looks around the room in amazement and delight at
having found so many alumni gathered at once. He has been seen
by no one, and so he pulls out his notebook, looks around for illus-
trious persons, spots one, and gets to Work. From this point, since we
ourselves vveren't at this marvelous party, let us permit the Cub re-
porter to recount his experiences here in his own wordsf'
As soon as I got into the room, I spotted ex-Student Body Presi-
dent Paul Speegle in one corner conversing with a fair young thing,
whose name I could not ascertain. I slipped up behind his chair, on
the chance that I might hear something about somebody from Stan-
ford. Luck was with me! Of course, I learned that Paul is making
quite a name for himself in dramaticsg also he was assistant yell
leader last term, "down on the farmf' Then, from a jumble of
words, which Paul uttered most wild-
ly, I learned that one of our best ath-
letes, Bill Doub, after working with a
harbor construction gang for six
months, had entered Stanford last
August. He broke into the college
world immediately as captain of the
f 1'osh football team, which he took
through a very successful season. So
far this term he is high point man on
the frosh basketball team. Besides all
this, Bill is making an "Aw average.
Dir. Editor, donit you think that Bill is setting an excellent example
for us, who are still at Uni, to follow?
I roamed on through the room, but nowhere did I see any person,
graduated from our high school, who is now attending Stanford. So
Iim afraid you're just out of luck regarding any "grads, who attend
college 'idown on the farm?
According to news gleaned from many and divers tongues, all
going at once, most of our "grads" are going to Cal. Harry Butler,
ex-student body president and famous for his good work on any and
all of our teams, is going to the Orient with the California baseball
team for eight weeks. Harry, it seems, is running true to form. He
is majorinig in physical education.
"Spike,' Peart, erstwhile winner of the sportsmanship plaque,
and also one of our student body presidents, helped the California
frosh football team through a winning season in the fall of 1927 and
earned his letter. Last fall he was a substitute on the regular team.
Over in another corner, by scram-
bling behind a chesterfield, I managed
to acquire the forthcoming knowledge.
Virginia Slaughter and lNIarion Bul-
lock are now going to Cal. lNIarion is a
full fledged member of the Alpha Chi
Omega house, and, being interested in
horses, is going out for Crop and Sad-
dle. According to her conversation it
seemed that her riding outfit was what
interested her, CVCI1 mlore than horses.
Of course in the same corner I spied
'cJosh,' Holland and Otis llliller. By the Way, wasnit it Otis whom
we saw at the senior dance with a certain little maid who is now a high
senior? It was! VVell, I thought? so. Anyway, Otis is studying to
be a dentist, and he enters dental college next August. Josh was
well known for his work on the U-N-I, and he is following it up
with work on the Daily Californian.
VVandering onward again, l saw several females all excited over
a much bandaged person whom I finally decided was Bob Koll. He
had been in an automobile, unfortunately, when it bumped into some-
thing, but he came out of it fthe accident 11ot the machinej with
nothing worse than all the bones of his right hand fractured.
I overheard Edward Thomas Planer Junior talking about Bea-
trice lNIcCown and Alfred Etcheverry. He waxed very sarcastic
about both of them. He wanted to know what in the world was the
matter with them. It .seems that "Bean canat even go to Europe
without Alfred going also. You see, Mr. Editor, neither of these
two were at the party. One of them is just coming back from a six
months' tour of Europe, by automobile, and the other is remaining
in Palestine for a year or two. Alf redfs tour of Europe is a gradua-
tion present. VVhen he returns, Alfred intends to enter Stanford,
where he will take a course in "Poli Sci." Beatrice's father has ob-
tained a position in Palestine, and "Bea" is staying in Europe for
several years. Gee! lNIr. Editor, I wonder if this story will be of any
help to our parents in selecting our graduation present. You do? I
Do you remember Alice Queenan, lNIr. Editor? Well, she grad-.
uated in J une, 1927, and after she went to Cal. for about a year and
a half, she got a leave of absence and now she is going to VVillis Busi-
ness College. Whom do you think she dicovered there? Erma
VVearne, Connie Baptiste, former Girls' League President, and
Esta Fowle. Dot Derrick also goes there. I learned all this from
June Raycraft's conversation with Connie.
Among all these people we missed one smiling, rouged, and well-
powdered face, that of H.Io" Bennewig. "Jo" was just recovering
from a severe attack of scarlet fever which she got on last New Year's
Eve. She has been taking a P.G. course at "Techf'
Oh, by the way, John Fritschi and .I im Belding, both of Decem-
ber 1928, are planning to major in "bonehead'7 English at Cal. Ac-
cording to their understanding of it, all good students flunk English
A because their delicate constitutions can not stand up under such a
lNIary Allerton Fournier, according to g'Kay7' Lewis and Ruth
Kelly, is taking a correspondence course in typing and shorthand. It
is stated that she misses Uni. She is going to enter Cal. in August.
Ruth is working t' or the Daily Cal. and is thankful to hh. Brownlee
f or his help while she was working on the U-Nw-I. "KayM is ma or-
ing in lNIath. She likes it a great deal, in fact, she waxes enthusiastic
concerning it. Fancy that, hIr. Editor.
Wliat Amy Body was doing with
ii letter from Bliss Lorimer I could not
discover. But, anyhow, in the letter
Miss Lorimer states that she is wearing
two of everything except hats, of which
she is wearing three, it is so cold. -By
the way, she is staying in China where
she is spending her leisure time view-
ing their productions of drama. Her
descriptions are amusing, to say the
least, as she tells about the loud voiced
interpreter and the stage settings.
I got the above information by craning my neck up over an up-
right piano and scanning lNIiss Lorimer's letter with my own eyes
over Amyls shoulder. I also learned that Amy was now serving as
a newspaper apprentice at the Oakland Tribune, where she is editing
country copy. She enjoys it, she says.
Ina Hayes, winner of the state Shakespearean contest, Frances
Carter, and Hilda Hirsch just can,t leave their alma mater alone.
They a1'e back here as P.G.s this term. Funny, isnlt it, how anxious
sompe people are to study?
Austin lllallet was unable to come to the meeting because he was
rehearsing for a production of a play to be given by the Marin Junior
College students, in which he has a lead.
y s J ack and VValter Vance were sup-
plying the music for the alumni affair.
Both of them are attending California
and are well known for their musical
talent. VValt is taking up an electrical
engineering course, and J ack is maj or-
ing in Lette1's and Science.
Billy Layne was also in the orches-
tra. He is attending the California Art
.E Institute in San Francico. Before he
started work there, he worked for six
months with the VVear-Ever Alumi-
Russel Gleason wasn't at this meeting, but everybody was talk-
ing about him and, st1'ange as it may seem, the conversation was all
complimentary. Russel is working in the "Talkies', now. Isn't
that thrilling? But then we always knew he had a career ahead of him
He was always so brilliant while at Uni that we will be proud to say
we went to the same school as he did, and all that.
XVhen you think of scholastic honors, lllr. Editor, please con-
sider Uni high at the head of your list. Have you heard about those
fifty dollar scholarships? VVell, Elibazeth Bolt told Eleanor VVright
that Dave Lyon, Raul lllagana, and Virginia Bland were among the
lucky ones this semester. Eleanor was on crutches-the result of an
infected foot contracted while here. She has been working over in the
city but plans to enter Cal. this fall.
Gee, lllr. Editor, I missed Richard Gettell's lordly way of add-
ing atmosphere to the multitude. He is in New England acquiring
Seated over in another corner was Bob Elliot, another of our
ex-student body presidents. Instead of enjoying our party, he was
poring over a book. I approached him carefully, and being sure to
keep behind a tall vase of flowers, I questioned him, and this is what
he told me.
4417111 a lowly frosh at present with less Uegow than a microbe and
hardly any brains, Iilll afraid, judging from what the Profs. up at
Cal. grade some of my work. Oh! It's a great lifef'
And then, lNIr. Editor, the most exciting thing of all happened!
Just as I dived under the chesterfield, Bob Elliot dropped a letter
twhich I had overheard him telling a boy earlier in the evening had
been sent to him to give to youj and so I picked it up and here it-is.
VVhy lXfIr. Editor--Read it quickly. It's from IX'Ir. Boren.
Miss Jean Jensen,
Alumni Editor, f'Cub Tracks"
University High School,
I have written many messages for the f'Cubl' and "Cub Tracks", always as
principal, This time the experience is unique, for I am writing as an alumnus.
Since leaving Oakland my life has been a busy one and not wholly free from
trials and tribulations, but I have enjoyed it because it has presented a new
challenge to nie. I have had the problem of organizing the finances of the
San Mateo Union High School and Junior College Districts. Now I ani
facing problems of educational reorganization and development. I like it
and I am going to like it more and more as the years go by, but I miss the
close, personal, friendly relationships that I had with students and teachers
at University High. My life there was rich in friendships, and my big hope
now is that faculty and students have for me the same affectionate memory
that I have for them.
FRANK H. BORFN,
lNIr. Editor, just think! That Hubert Caldwell person was at
the meeting. You know he graduated a long time ago, but still he
has become very well known since then, ..
so it is worth while mentioning him.
He went to the Olympic Games as hon
orary captain of the California Crew
which was the world's champion crew.
I wonder what it feels like to be fam-
ous, lWr. Editor?
Then Fred Reyland was there
PIe. was that tall blonde fellow with
the peach blossom skin. He, too, has
made good. I-Ie is sophomore manager
of the California basketball team.
From the conversation of' J ack Steinbach, delivered between
mouthfuls of cake, I learned that Frank .Iuchter is filling radiators
with water on the corner of Grove and University Streets. VVhen not
occupied in this business, he takes courses in mechanical engineering
at Cal. I also learned that Jack is Working for Blythe. VVitter Bond
IIOuse, while going to night school in San Francisco.
In a far corner of the room, behind some drapes, I discovered
"Babe" Schrader. I let him into the secret because, since he Was talk-
ing to no one, he had time for me. He is attending the College of the
Pacific, Where he is majoring in physical education.
John Gibson was another one we missed at this gathering. John
is getting along fine as a featured player in the utalkiesf' However,
he sent his kind regards to all our alumni.
IVilma Bradbury was another of those people to whom "out of
sight, out of niindli does not apply. It seems she is making a name
for herself and developing to even a greater degree her well known
J eff' Beaver was there. Heis been to Hawaii, lNIr. Editor! Im-
agine that! You see after he graduated he contracted a desire to find
out just how a grass skirt should rustle and shipped aboard the
lNIalalo as mess boy. As he traveled most of the ocean voyage by
grail", one trip was enough. Jeff is back on terra firma. lNIr.
Beaver, so he says, will work about the lflast Bay Cnot too near the
bay, he would qualifyl at some good land job until next fall, when
he plans to go to Chicago to live with his sister and attend the
Y.lNI.C.A. University tl'lC1'C.
Wlhile gaining the above information, I had been ensconed on a
throne behind the drums, but at this point the orchestra decided to
move, and unfortunatley I was discovered. Everybody jumped for
me at once and, sticking my notes in my shoes, I dived through a sea
of legs, slid under a chesterfield, and ran through an outside door to
safety. There Wasn't much left of me, but the notes were safe, and
so here they are. But please, lNIr. Editor, Iid rather not try to get any
more alumni material. I can't understand why our alumni should be
terrified at the thought of a poor little under-grad attendingione of
their meetings, just for news. Can you?
Unto the stage, relieving' serious thoughts,
'Fumbles the Clown with comic leer and jest
I,1'CSClltl1lQ' antics queer that bring a smile,
Ile gives the play its laugliter and its zest.
Tony VVatchers went into Griffinas shop to buy a comb.
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0 you Want a narrow, man s comb.
"No U said Tony, "I Want a comb for a stout man with rubber
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FIFT Y YEARS HENCE
W Tommy the Third: Going down to Florida this
wx., Q- I Tig the Th-ird: No, mother and pater have gone
around the world on a Week-end trip, and the other
I planes are out. It's a great life if you don't weaken,
the altitude is so exhausting.
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Bliss Allen: lVIaurice, how much is three and four?
Eppstein: I'd like to tell you, teacher, but I think itill do you
more good if you look it up yourself .
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Jack Gregory: I heard that a person should have eight hours
sleep a day.
Vladdie Aronovici: Yes, but who wants to take eight subjects a
5 Q il
Blax Cramer fat Senior dance after five minutes of embarrassing
silencej : iDon't you think the floor is unusually flat tonight?
Hickory, Dickory, Dock,
The student is Watching the
The clock strikes three,
But where is he?
VVhy, half way down the block.
Bill Wood flooking at senior picturesj : I don't like these pict-
ures. They don't do me Justice.
Photographer: Justice? Vtlliat you want is mercy.
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Allison: I take a cold shower every morning.
Vaughn: I eat grape fruit, too.
ItIunt: Tell me, son, what is a 32 degree hiason?
Spilker: I guess it's a frozen brick layer.
lVasson: Take my seat, lady.
Lady: Thank you, little boy, but I get off' at the next stop too..
Bliss Burnett: Jane, what kind of nouns are
Jane Rea: Proper and improper.
B.B.B. Improper! VVhat kind are they?
.I.R.: I don't know, but I wouldn't use them any--
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Bliss Durst: I am going to enter my cats in the cat show this
Miss Foster: Do you think they will win?
lNIiss Durst: No, but they'll meet some nice cats.
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Miss Powers: NI have wentf, Thatis not right, is it? And why
Laneione: Because you ainit went yet.
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Betty Lawton Q going past hot-dog standj: M-mm, but that
Angus lNI'cI.eodf It does, doesn't it? I.et's go back and have an-
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The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts in working in
the morning and keeps right on going until we reach school.
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lllr. Cozens: Say, Wfaiter, I'll have lamb chops with potatoes,
and have the chops lean.
. 'lVaiter: Wfhich Way, sir?
Olive Vance: You've been Wearing a rather strange expression
lately, Andy. .
Andy VV allstrum: Oh, yes, I'Ve been trying to resemble my pic-
ture in the Cub. -
Barber: Is there any particular way you want your hair cut?
Franklin Green: Yeah. Off.
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"How,s that boy of yours getting along at the Barber college?"
"Fine. They elected him shear leader."
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Sergeant Jones: Your name?
George Swarth: Swarth, sir.
Jones: Your age?
Swarth: Seventeen, sir.
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I in .Ionesi Your rank?
Swarthz I know it, sir.
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Frances lNIoss Q during noon rush hourj : VVhere is lNIrs. Trigg?
Employee: Shels out to lunch.
5 5 5
The f'lapper's cry on the Nile: '4Egypt me!"
5 5 5
lNIr. Barrett: Johnny, tell me what you know about the Cauca-
John Finger: I wasnlt there. I went to the basket ball game
5 5 5
During an assembly in a certain high school, the principal sternly
roared, HVVhen you young men in the rear get through flirting with
the girls, I hope you will give me a chance."
Clerk fin book store explaining new budget to studentj: This
book will do half of your Work.
Bill Tucker: Give me two.
Frosh: I am very happy to meet you.
Senior: "Fortunate" is the word, sonny.
Yvonne: A penny for your thoughts.
Hal: VVhat do you think I am, a slot machine?
Clyde: Say, is your dog clever?
Phil: Clever! I should say so. VVhen I say, "Are you coming or
l aren't youf' he either comes or he doesn't.
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Dixon: VVhere are you going this summer?
' Cramer: Yuba dam.
Dixon: VVell, even if you donit want to tell me
therels no excuse for being profane about it.
Miss Houston: Have you read Kipling?
lNI.H. : Have you read Dickens?
lNI.II. : Have you read Scott?
R. : No.
lNfI.H.: Well, what have you read, lllarylee?
R.: I have red hair.
VV ood: Look here, youlre cheating.
llIacGregor: No, Iam not. I had that ace long bef' ore the game
'SVVho,s this girl Logar Ithems I hear so much about T'
c'Oh, she's a good number." .
Grover: You know, I wouldn't trust that new
office girl at all. Shels not honest.
Cross: VVhat makes you think so?
Grover: This morning she pretended to believe
my excuse when she knew all the time that I was lying.
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The teacher that comes into class twenty minutes late is in a class
Tramp: Kin I cut your grass f or a meal, mum?
Lady of house: Yes, my poor man, but you neednlt bother cut-
it. You may eat it right off the ground.
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