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Page 19 text:
S the president of this Senior Class, realizing that after many long
and difficult lessons and varied experiences we have arrived at our
goal, I do hereby name this, the second of June, Nineteen Hundred
and Twenty-seven, as the most important day of our lives.
I do likewise decree that our teachers, our parents and our
be not forgotten in our expression of gratitude for the privi-
lege we have enjoyed. In recognition thereof, I proclaim this day as a day to
be set aside from all the rest for celebration and jollification that the air may
abound with the echoes of our rejoicing. Let us pledge ourselves to remember
all the lofty ideals that have been born in us in our work together here and
so carry on that our instructors may be proud that theirs was the task of
teaching us how to really begin to live.
As we look back over the past and think of good times we have had
it is with much regret that we leave the shelter of Westwood Hi. Until now
we have paddled our course together, but now we must row forth alone into
the deeper channels. But we have our chart and our compass and those who
follow us will ever see our blue and white as signals of the confidence and de-
termination of the class that has always been proved to show its colors.
—Kenenth Lofstedt, President.
LaVerne Shaw, Secretary.
I’ve often wondered at the end of day,
If by any chance I’d lost an opportunity
To do a little good
To someone in this brotherhood.
In this strange land of joy and woe
Where both so easily sprout and grow.
If you get the chance to make a smile,
Don’t miss it, it makes life worth while.
—Bob Lamson, ’27.
Page 18 text:
weitzel. Thomas Richard
Transferred from Walton High School. Walton. Kansas. 1924;
Basketball 2, 3, 4; Football 3. 4; Interclass Basketball 3, 4;
Interclass Track 3.
WALKER. NEVA LEE
Transferred from Big Valley High School. 1924; Hi Skule
Sirkus 2; Transferred from Santa Rosa. 1925; Interclass Bas-
Tisserand, Mary Lorine
Transferred from Surprise Valley Union High. Cedarville. Cali-
fornia, 1925; Basketball 3. 4; Music Night 3.
June, Lewis E.
Hi Skule Sirkus 1. 2; Football 3, 4: Basketball 4; Adam and
Eva 4: Football Dance Committee 3, 4; Executive Committee
4; Stage Manager of Plays 1. 2, 3.
ALEXANDER, ANNIE LOU
Transferred from Chowchilla Union High School.
Hi Skule Sirkus 1, 2: Basketball 2, 3. 4; Interclass Basketball
1. 2. 3; Track 3; Music Night 3; Publicity Committee 3;
Orchestra 3, 4; Love Pirates of Hawaii 4; Annual Staff 4;
Girls’ Athletic Manager 4; Costume Mistress of Play 4; C.
S. F. 4.
MlNSHALL. PAULINE DORYCE
Transfer from Madera Union High School; Basketball 2, 3;
Track 3; Musicale 3; Princess Chrysanthemum 1: Love Pirates
of Hawaii 4: Hi Skule Sirkus 1, 2: Annual Staff 3; President
of Sophomore Class 2; C. S. F. 3; Interclass Basketball 2, 3, 4.
Page 20 text:
It was a hard task to write the future of the great Class of 1927, the
fate of such beautiful and fair damsels, and such noble aud sturdy youths
that I went to Alexander, the Great Medium, and as I sat there and gazed
into the globe the future of the class I saw.
A big, sturdy man, such dignity and fine bearing—why who else could it
be but our beloved president Bob Lamson. He has then reached his goal.
It was always his wish to be famous and he is the Governor of our State of
California. Ah!—quite a dazzling sight meets my sight now—why—it
is yes, Pauline, taking away the honors at the Beauty Contest in Atlantic
City. Why—what’s this? A mob! Thundering applause! New York!
A theatre! What is the attraction—Luboff Helmich as one of the greatest
actresses of the day—now I hear music, Ah! such sweet strains, they hold
one entranced by the perfection of their harmonies, and as the mists clear, I
see Marjorie Williford, now a famous violinist. Again I find myself gazing
into a large theatre and as I become accustomed to the darkness I see that
all eyes are focused on one figure on the stage—Kenneth Lofstedt has also
reached his goal for he is directing that great orchestra—my isn't it nice to
have so many of our class famous. Another beautiful scene, a mansion, gar-
dens, fountains, who is that in that marvelous looking car? Good grief!
If it isn’t Brownie and Einar, and I'll miss my guess if Rolland Wakeman
isn’t their chauffeur, guess he is still building radios and monkeying around
cars. Now who in the world is that talking so convincingly to those men?
Seems to me I recognize that commanding voice. Well! if it isn't Thomas
Weitzel, and a fine lawyer he does make. The scene now discloses the in-
terior of San Quentin. I beheld my old schoolmate Delbert Chipman look-
ing out from the iron bars, and just as I was saying to myself, “another good
man gone wrong, ” in tripped a pretty girl in nurse’s uniform whom I recog-
nized as Tillie Shaw, and said to him, “Doctor, the patient is now conscious.”
What are those stately buildings I see surrounded by beautiful shrubbery and
trees? On peering closer I see above the entrance to the main building. “Misses
Opal and Annie Lou Alexander’s Select School for Young Ladies.” I see
by the crystal that Mabel Gilbert has also acquired the name of Mrs., and her
Home Economics course is being put into good use. The crystal now dis-
closes that Neva Walker has attained both of her girlish ambitions. She
is secretary to the High School principal and writes Mrs. before her name.
When I next turned to the crystal a strange sight met my eyes and yet a
familiar one for there sat Lewis June—asleep—as usual. Where is that big
crowd going to? Surely something of great importance is going to happen. Ah! a
tennis court and that girl on the court with that big winning smile is little
Mary Tisserand, and the way that crowd is cheering she must be a second
Helen Wills. This man bossing all those men must be someone I know—
yes, it is Donald Sangster, foreman of the Veneer Plant at Westwood. As
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