Widney High School Valley Branch - Valiant Yearbook (North Hollywood, CA)

 - Class of 1954

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A .3--9 NWNWKWWWWW N ' W r' W Nm an if N X g g ff N i 3 Q X 'N Y6xf-Twig, X 'ilu ll 9 1 2 1,1 f E 2 f g E V520 A . fb-,, ,xv X N The Students of Valley Branch of Widney High School present THE VALIANT Volume I North Hollywood, California June, 19511 DEDICATION We the students of Valley Branch of Widney High School, dedicate this, the first issue of our Annual, The Valiant, to those valiant pioneers, the first Class, the Faculty, the Staff, and to all those who worked behind the scenes. We dedicate the Annual to the efforts expended and to the results obtained, to the memory of the years be- hind us, and to the future of a great Valley Branch. M Proudly We Hail , Proudly we hail a "valiant pioneer," Mrs. Rebekah Ear who has helped and guided us through the hardships of the first two years of our school, and set it on a firm founda tion. We wish her happiness and may she always remember Valley Branch. 5 le 11 .. Q ACKNOWLEDGM NTS The Staff of The Valiant are grateful to: The Ansco Company for their generous donation of paper. Mrs. Isabelle Lease for the typing. Mr. W. A. Michealson for his work that made the Annual possible. The Mothers' Committee for assistance wherever needed. Various groups of Thirty-first District Parent Teachers' Associa tion for financial assistance. Valley Cerebral Palsy Association, Mrs. Frank V. Lindsay, Presi- dent, for financial assistance. 6 fi? Facultg and Staff Elinor' D. Dougherh.-4 PRlNC.lPAl. Rebekah K. Earle CO'ORDlNATOR Ehzabelh Sfeworl BAM E 5 Eslher Herberf Marla Norburg SPEECH ART, CRAFTS, uuuslc Isabelle Lease Elhel Phklllps CLERK ATTENDANT 'E M! V ,ff N? QW gfibisiifi Qfggfj 'NMR Nl A . . I- ' Lv WXL Xxx CN Q g Fsf2'if E5 SR XM I ww fy'-vgfifwff XI fN fW iff? Ediiors 1 Hi - Liies Annuioi Sioff' Wilma Fansoii. ...... .. Sadneg Fink ........ .. Edifor A-:isisiani Edifarg S own '5oiomon........ Frank Hammond... Cdfi Jensen ............ Mori, Frances Kioskh.. Helen Gibson.. ..... Vande Lee Eiisworih... Moria Norburu. .... . .6nap-Sho? Edifar Business Nunager Ari Editors Sponsor Siudenf Council, niismq..-,ness Christmas Janie Davis Porhj , 53 " Wi 'XZ' 1 :,w4, g- 4 . g'- 1-1., ,. -mr .. . , JI - 1 1. 1 Y L- . .i .!. ' ' rl 3:5 if i E25 ' 11 - z, if 'lit 1 , 4 . I . 4 'T ' 11 Hi 15 2 1 A 1 ' "1"S S c A ' I : X 4 11 'H ' '3 ' v 111 - 1 1- 1115111 .. 1 ,UML 1 I IF , -1-VV f ' v .TL 1 1 1 if if . Jim !!EE'l'4' G4 If in E , A I f. ' 1 1 ,, 1. la: 51 i' l H f 1, 1 1 ' 1 V 1- M 1 'r' ., -,,.' 1. 1 1 v-. 4 1 , ,v:..l. 1 L x 'JBL' .1 :JE . Q 5115- - ,-,A,. 1 I 'F 1" ,ugh 1 ' ' f ' E1'1f4 , 'J Q. ,Ll ffl f.1z 13,3- 1412gy,?1?+E.,:1 11 -'-'J I .-'51 -lf , mf' 'V -x. mln. 1 ,1 1 L Q2-1.,.'JLFg:f??'! ' fn .nv Student -Bodg. Mag '54 Marg Me yer A .- 15.5 -S, -A I A it H , , H f t 'wwf--' wiv if N W? A Y '- ' rf- L: - K wr L23 r ' I - , h . ,- 5 A, JA A . X : W r A ' 3 ' A ,A Q V L, 4-q E' vQ-1:1 -F' ' - L p f X 'U Oil L , ' 1 ' Qi 1 , A ' +1 -'fb ' jim' i V Z T 9' 'ESQ '- f -- ' if B., 'His-S ' A N A ,A , V. 1 -a ' '- 'r ' Af. inf , rj 9- f . wt A Air 'I . Jig" ,lf""4' 4, - Q t .M 'Q' A I F- -3515? A i. MFA, V A, r-,A ' 'ms' V '11 D - rg.: A Stl . e :F 'Qu VI A I H A Li I , 9 ,Ali at f I A, A I W.. -. Ju . . -7. .5 A I 4 Q, V f AA a fn 1 ' 1 -I l.1'L,j'.A J. tml- 1 -iw ' vr , .,L..,g .U I 'THE v . ,V- v:- A W 'ez-gg m F 1 a 3 l ..v. -J? ohh A-Q ix hr , f .aw if -1 ' 4. -Q .M-.7 "R 1-4 v-1, Q I- A I - .' " ' wi' Afqf. n, ,.. -'LI . .jr A , M Y 1 1 LJ rs f-0,-ig-I " 1 ,I ' I rg in . 1 lain, 4'F-iififfff - :R in I rs- 1 ,A. F f'i A ' -3'wf..L' A " -Qrgfh, A' 7? ' ' ' - - ' . 4 ll 1- 1 .1-V: 5. h lL 'L !.: ' rgfia' Y K' y 'W A ' qhnl , A. L- .L - l WHAT IS A SCHOOL FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED? we, the students of Valley Branch, have found that many people have mistaken ideas of our school. Toward the end of last semester, three student reporters from a large neighboring high school visited us here at Valley Branch. They plied us with questions which surprised and even startled us. They wanted to know: nwhat subjects do you take? Do you live here at school? How do you get back and forth to school? what days do you go to school? What are your hours? Do you get vacations and holidays? Do you get report cards?n We did our best to give them a clear idea of our high school. We pointed out that a high school for the physically handicapped is not very different from any other high school. What makes us appear differ- ent is the fact that many of us are on crutches, in wheelchairs, or in braces. In addition, our school building also had to be changed some- what to meet the needs of the physically handicapped. Halls should be wide so that two wheelchairs can pass each other. Doors should be wider than standard, so that a wheelchair can go through. Lockers must be ac- cessible. Ramps take the place of steps at entrances and exits. Floors should not be slippery for people on crutches. To board the bus, we have loading platforms. Our fire drills have to be particularly well organized, so that everyone is able to get out of the building in case of an emergency. Although we students may have our physical limitations, our school is very much like any other high school in the Los Angeles City High School District. Our subjects are the same. Our textbooks are the same. We go to school five days a week. We ave six periods a day and also have exactly the same holidays and vacations as other schools. The question asking if we lived here at school brought snickers and winks across the room. We told them that we go back and forth to school in a Hli'l ole yellow school busn. We also have homework and are sup- posed to study two or three hours every night, although so etimes when there is a good television program, we try to homework. Then when the tests come along, we feeling that we should have done our homework even worse when we see the tell-tale m rks on ly lined paper called a report card. We then and promises that we'll do much better on the cut a few corners off the have the sudden strange and studied harder. It is a little piece of special- make very good resolutions next report card. Then just like other students, some keep the promises and others break them. In Valley Branch our student body is composed of students with as many different ideals and ambitions as you would find in any other high school student group. Several of us are taking the courses that are re- quired for college entrance. One of our students is planning a career as an M.D. and another wants to become a medical research librarian. One intends to become a research lawyer. Others want to be teachers. Some plan to go into the fields of agriculture, commercial art or 1? engineering. Some of the girls plan to become housewives. A number of our students belong to the California Scholarship Federation. Some of us have to work harder than others to master our courses, because we often miss several weeks or even months during a school year. Then we have to make up all the work we have missed. This is especially necessary for pupils who belong to the scholarship society and must keep a high grade average. Work is only a part of the curriculum of a high school for the handicapped. Sports are also an important factor. The physically handicapped high school students need exercise like any other teen- agers. However, we are restricted to less strenuous sports like ping pong, croquet, shuffleboard, horse shoes, and other similar games. We also have plays, parties and other school activities. We are happy that we do have the opportunity to work and play to- gether. We are working diligently towards the goal of becoming help- ful and useful citizens. Some great men who are well known in public life today are physically handicapped. We want more than anything to have the opportunity to prove our worth and usefulness, not only to ourselves, but also to our community and to our country. Who goes first? .3 2 as ,ff Us . . l -f ' ,fp-f r'e" H -lf fl fig' .ffk v'q Jay 3'ff25i2gE52M6iisr 'ff 1 ,.f- ,W XV! I' r'2ig l f ,f-"K f ffx 1' . 5 y , W l:".. is ....,...... ynlyy p . .....,.,,,. - if I n ff ,ff YJ -f "t' i 9 sri.. ' ff' ii' fn 'MIK' 'V -ffa ,Z a kr -mn--.uw . -.mg-1. .111-1pum -.any . 1 .--- . , R - -, ,- - 4-.X 1 -4. . mzanuu, mumv -in if-an--. fn-gm.. .Q -X.. arm.. -- w.w.nw1.1..,w'..-.-w-'nw-ru1..w. Franzoni Lea Lee Diana Mclntosh Roberta W Seniors 195 Faircloth Cameron F I rx,:m"1. P.: 4 H4143 , 71 WG , I ' J A 'divx 07:7 ' . 'EF . ?'L'f'Z3 QW 379m-2311, --- . . ' '31 X Yfw., .I , 4' . , 'F 1, . .. 4, 1 , - rj ft: 4 if VY -55.54. x X SENIORS GRAHAM, BILL Favorite subject, Senior Problems ..... Student Body President, fall semester, '53 ..... nickname, HMr. Presidentn ..... favorite color, red ..... likes baseball ..... ambition, to get a job with the Y.M.C.A... ..pet saying, HDown, girl, downn ..... dislikes, people who stare. FAIRCLOTH, CAM RON Birthday, July lO ..... nickname, HCamn ..... ambition, to be a writ- er ..... hobby, astronomy ..... favorite subject, Spanish ..... likes foot- ball and opera.....favorite color, blue.....pet saying, nSuch is lifeu dislikes, old kinescopes. FRANZONI, LEA Has brown eyes and brown hair.....loves to type.....hobby, needlework.....favorite color, blue.....ambition, to be a housewife someday.....pet saying, nBlast it al1n.....nickname, Pehr.....favorite sport, football.....height, 5', Tn. LEE, DIANA . Tall, C5', 1001 glamour girl ..... past president ..... hobby, music. ....favorite subject, Senior Problems.....ambitions to become a singer .....favorite color, green.....d1slikes, discourteous drivers......... nickname, nShortieH ..... pet saying, NFabulous!N. MCINTOSH, ROBERTA Nickname, Bobbie ..... likes baseball ..... hobby, crafts ..... favor- ite color, blue .... .dis1ikes, breaking eggs ..... pet saying, nPete sakesn ..... favorite subject, U.S. Government ..... birthday, September lk ..... ambition, to get a job. 19 c:RoQuEr"wncu4ED" ff ,ZX Offfx A 3 -XXX If gf ,n' X 4 f x. If'-4 fi ,4 Uff cs ,W ' , C ff ,f f' 'x,,Ki-" k?LX' IQ QQ! m Ex X XX fin ' N THE LIFE QF ' Rl LE Y Q9 3 x .fm if .-MX TU ETF fgmfjof '79 A00 1! S. Q n I Andrews, Sherri- Gag Bufh. Kenneth Castro, Annie Conklin, Bill 7'0fXf,a.f,wn, 271.4 73,41 pflfwmll. ffflm WILLIAM A. 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WK J W W M X W 1 JUNIORS ANDREWS, SHERRI GAY Pet saying, N0h, Jiminy Cricketsln ..... 5', 2U tall, big blue eyes and brown hair ..... favorite color, blue ..... hobby, sewing ..... favorite sport, basketball ..... dislikes, people that push her around ..... favor- ite subject, art ..... nickname, nSharonu. Burn, KENNETH ' Height, 5', lOn.....birthday, October l5.....hobby, stamps..... favorite subject, games.....nickname, uKennyn.....favorite sport, jalopy races.....pet saying, nBig Manu.....dislikes, sister.....favorite color, red.....ambition, F.B.I. agent. CALDWELL, CAROL ANN Hobby, playing ball ..... favorite subject, bookkeeping ..... height, 5', 3U ..... birthday, December 6 ..... favorite sport, softball ..... dis- likes, History ..... brown hair, blue eyes ..... favorite color, turquoise .....ambit1on, to go to college. CASTRO, ANNIE ' Hobby, sports ..... favorite sport, baseball ..... dislikes, taking pills ..... favorite subject, U.S. History ..... 5', 3u, brown eyes and dark brown hair ..... birthday, September 30, 1936 ..... favorite color, baby blue. . 1 CONKLIN, WILLIAM , Favorite subject, Art ..... full name, William Arthur Conklin ..... hobby is collecting miniature bottles, has a hundred in his collection. .....favorite sport, footba1l.....dislikes, women f??l.....and cranky, fussy people ..... ambition, to be a Doctor of Psychiatry. ERICKSON, PATRICIA Pet saying, uOh, for Pete's saken ..... favorite sport, baseball... ..nickname, NPatu ..... ambition, to own a card and gift shop or to go to college if possible ..... hobby, raising show stock bantams ..... favorite subject, American Literature. FINK, SYDNEY Student Body President.....hobby is collecting records.....favor- ite subject, Music.....pet saying, nDig itU.....pet peeve, people who don't mind their own business...,.nickname, HFink1esteinu.....ambition, to work in Science, e.g. medical research librarian. GRIFFIN, moms - Collector for the war orphan.....nickname, HDoll Babyn.....hobby, needlework.....favorite subject, Art4....pet peeve, boys C???D ..... pet saying, Noh, what nice sceneryn.....favorite sport, baseba1l.....birth- day, December 5 .... .ambition, to be a secretary. 29 JUNIORS HAMMOND, FRANK Vice-President.....nickname, Throckmorton.....brown hair, blue eyes .....favorite color, green.....hobby, hunting and fishing.....favorite subjects, Spanish and History.....Height, 5', 6fu.....dis1ikes, homework .....ambition, to be a veterinarian. HARVIE, JoE Dislikes, people with bad tempers.....ambition, to make people happy.....favorite subject, History.....nickname, nHarveyH.....favor- ite sport, baseball.....pet saying, NNo commentH.....favorite color, blue. .... hobby, theatrical work. JENSEN, CARL Sergeant-at-arms.....favorite subject, Algebra.....hobby, hunting and fishing.....favorite color, green.....birthday, October l6.....am- bition, to be a veterinarian.....5', sn tall, with blue eyes, brown hair. H KAWADLER, ALVAN Birthday, August 13 ..... favorite subject, Math ..... nickname, nStinkerN ..... pet saying, NI ask youu ..... dislikes, to be rushed .... hobby, collecting records ..... favorite colors, blue and yellow ....... eyes, bluish gray ..... favorite sport, tennis ..... ambition, to be a character actor. j KURKIAN, ARMEN Another one who dislikes women drivers ..... favorite subjects, His- tory and Geography ..... ambition, to be a civil engineer ..... favorite color, green .... .favorite sport, football ..... favorite team, U.C.L.A. Bruins.....pet saying, uGeorgeH.....height, 5', 6u. MEYER, MARY Favorite color, light blue.....hobby, baby sitting.....favorite sport, croquet.....nickname, UPatn.....pet saying, HOh, Geen........ height, 5'.....favorite subject, History.....eyes, hazel. RITTLE, DAVID f Nickname, nDaveH.....favorite subject, music.....pet saying, nOh, brotherH.....ambition, to get a job.....favorite sport, baseball ..... . favorite team, Milwaukee Braves.....dislikes, some foods.....favorite color, red.....loves to play the trumpet. SHARP, DOROTHY Dislikes, mixed vegetables ..... favorite sport, ping pong ........ height, 5' ..... favorite subject, Science. .... nickname, HCo1leenH ..... favorite color, yellow ..... birthday, December 7 ..... ambition, to be a nurse ..... hobby, music. 30 hw Qivwo Q QF! -'Rt' ff P 1 3 far' Baiza, Margaret Diaz, 'Sail Espinoza, iucia ofa 1 V-.Q Ad 1 -1 : 1 1 '5 1 Q f ", ,R Q 1 J iw.-1., 5'Yii'v:,1 uw ' '13 ' V L, -'-1' 5 1 1T'i' -W1 1-- ,f v1 -135,5 3 A .1 -,,. - , gag 'g ' '+5:5'T'F:'-1' 15. -5- ,5 ":::'.L'- ji :1:',gf:fi:.'V ,. 1-lr : "vi 'ii?51"',," 1 5:29525 - ' 17' 42-W1'i2z5bvn.4-,1- b -" 1" LET- isfif 5'-A-7 5' ' ' ji flllkl' 17f3:i"'f - '..w'K" " .7 -JH-H rl' -. . 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" .1 1 V lvfw.. E., :aj V .lg 2:63 ' lg , 2'gn.L-1 1 1 9" 1 1 V ',g13i11A. 1 ' . 'x E,,. -41 -1' QM, 3.- 1.1 1 , , '1 ., JE VV, 12- 1 L, 71 Ili ll L 1 '12 1.- xi ,gk 'Tx r 1 na f 1'-:jc , . f ,J f , I1 7.4- . , .1 fy L 1. 1' tr , . 'nw Farlscff, Wilma C3albrc11Yh,5haroa Hoffmann, Lo?Tie ,MMW :ww www 5 5 Qawiqdmam ww ,fm J Ck-be!-cl?-9 N-N XX, jUDM,a'wQlf4Q-.. P I 4 ri Kfosfer, Mary Frances Nllchcolson, Geroidirze Solomon, Shawn -w Jie? ,K 1: 13, A 1 " Qc, .. 1 I . r ""' A A 233 75522 Q.-ig T? Ei 5-3329? YN -,, Ei is SOPHOMORES BAIZA, MARGARET Nickname, nMaggieu.....favorite subject, typing.....pet saying, uOh, shut upiu. .... hobby, collecting movie stars' pictures.....favor- ite color, blue.....dislikes, doing the dishes.....birthday, March 17 .....ambition, to go to regular school. DIAZ, IRENE SALLY Dislikes, snails and spiders ..... 5', 15" tall, dark browm hair, and big brown eyes ..... favorite sport, swimming ..... nickname, nSallyH. .....favorite subject, art.....birthday, November 2.....favorite colon green ..... ambition, to be a housewife. SPINOZA, LUCIA Birthday, March M ..... favorite subject, Music ..... hobby, listen- ing to records ..... favorite sport, baseball ..... nickname, nMonkeyn... ..black hair, with dark brown eyes ..... favorite color, pink .... am- bition, to be a housewife. FANSETT, WILMA Editor of Hi-Lites and of Annual.....favorite subject, Geography .....favorite color, RED, especially on Fords!!!.....nickname, nBaby- faceu.....ambition, to become a research lawyer.....pet saying, nPipe that carn.....height, h', lOH. GALBRAITH, SHARON A 5', 3U blue-eyed blonde ..... favorite subject, Math ..... nick- name, Alice ..... favorite sport, horseback riding ..... hobby, sewing... ..dislikes, snakes and spiders ..... favorite color, pink ..... ambition, to become a seamstress ..... pet saying, nTurn blue.u GIBSON, HELEN Jack of all trades.....hobby, shell jewelry.....favorite subject, HLiberaceU.....nickna e nnic-Nacn... favorite color blue.....favor- 1 " : ll ll ite sport, golf.....pet saying, Oh Boy .....birthday, September 27... ..dislikes, men f???I.....ambition, to be a concert pianist. HARTMANN, IO'I'I'IE Favorite sport, swimming.....pet saying, NOh doggone itu...... favorite favorite brown ha KIOSTER, Pet nual.... nickname, nTinyu Art.....pet saying, HJoyn be a commercial artist... color, red .... .hobby, square dancing. .... dislikes, Math... subject, art.....ambition, to be a recreation director.... r, and brown eyes. I MARY FRANCES peeve, snobs and squash ..... assistant art editor for the An- .....he1ght, 5', 1o5".....favQ1-ite subject, .....favorite color, green.....ambition, to ..favorite sport, horseback riding. 37 SOPHGMORES MICHEALSON, GERALDINE Favorite sport, baseball ..... hobby, leather craft ..... dislikes, being alone ..... favorite subject, Math ..... blue eyes, blonde hair... ..favorite color, green ..... nickname, uGerryu ..... ambition, to walk. ...birthday, October lk. - SOLOMON, SHAWN Student Body Secretary ..... hobby, the study of radio ..... favor- ite subject, English ..... favorite color, silver ..... pet saying, NCruddyH ..... dislikes, teachers ..... favorite sport, football ..... blue eyes ..... 5', Tn tall ..... light brown hair ..... ambition, to be a doctor. f Just Cori! Figure, .ii -!i..,,0,f:3ff'T A ENJ Mu, risk' 09 QC' BD xiii KN -f i7f'?f7YX Kg M4 E' .S X s 1 i ff W U U 1 38 All we Q0 we fi. H QA' l ...Liv 11' f "mwii2E"T Barbour, Virgil Camarillo, Fred Cl'OVvfOr'Cl, Georgia it . rf 5 ww N S5 yy' ww ?gw ? V ,w , gf Www hW"' MQW KWWAQ Km Ellsvvorfh, Vorvdo Lee Ewing, Danny Lynch, Qoberi' 4,1 '. su, x fi- ' - - 4- . , ul 4, . n 5 . Qwv 1 V' new If W f M Zyyvl, 0.1 Cfucwfffl-f Wa' 41" JZW 1,7 Umf WQLJJ HMM WWW MQW 4531 www Ut'-J"9g"'1"'g0"l Ma 'U:oQ-oG-vy1u:D- v... . g- . FRESH EN BARBOUR, VIRGIL Birthday, September 8 ..... dislikes, homework ..... brown hair, brown eyes ..... hobby, sports ..... favorite subject, English ....... nickname, Virgie ..... favorite sport, baseball ..... ambition, to be- come a baseball player. CAMARIIIO, FRED Nickname, HFreddyn ..... favorite color, red ..... birthday, July 8 ..... dark brown hair and dark brown eyes ..... favorite sport, tennis . . . . .dislikes, school. . . . .ambition, to become a car designer. CRAWFORD, GEORGIA - A good-looking 5', TH, dark brown eyes, and a black-haired gal .....pet saying, UI say nown.....ambition, to be a teacher.....fa- vorite sport, baseball ..... hobby, traveling ..... favorite subjects, nsailors and Dougn ..... nickname, NDark Eyesu. ELLSWORTH, VONDA LEE Favorite subject, History ..... dislikes, red and purple together .....favorite sport, ping pong.....hobby, stamps.....nickname, "Snooks" ..... birthday, October 12 ..... brown hair, blue eyes ..... ambition, to become a secretary. EWING, DANIEL Blue-eyed blonde, 6' tall ..... favorite subject, Algebra ..... nickname, Danny ..... favorite colors, pink and green ..... pet saying, nGoofH ..... hobby, nGirlsu ..... birthday, February 9 ..... dislikes, work ..... ambition, to be an engineer. LYNCH, ROBERT Nickname, "Dimples" . . . . .hobby, model cars . . . . .favorite color, blue.....dislikes, girls C???J.....favorite subject, Social Studies . . . . .birthday, January 28. . . . .favorite sport, baseball. . . . .pet say- ing, "Stupid" . M3 THE HISTORY OF HIGH SCHOOL FOR TH PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED By sianey Fink The beginning of public schools in the United States was in the eighteenth century, but the public schools for the handicapped were not started until the late nineteenth and the first part of the twentieth centuries. The first public school classes for the physically handi- capped were actually started in Chicago between 1899 and 1900. The first public school of this type was the Massachusetts Hospital School, founded in l9Ok. The purpose of this school is stated in the following quotation from the Journal for Exceptional Children, May 1952. HThe object of the hospital school is to make every student an independent self-supporting citizen--a taxpayer and not a tax recipientn. Public school classes for the handicapped began in Los Angeles in 1920 at the Orthopaedic Hospital under the supervision of Mrs. Margaret Sullivan Bonadiman. She was the only teacher for five years until 1925, when the Board of Education employed one full-time and two part-time teachers. In 1927, they moved to the house north of the hospital. Four large rooms on the first floor were used for class rooms. The four large rooms got over-crowded in a few years, and then in 1929, they moved to the Academic Building of the Jefferson High School. The demand for a high school for the physically handicapped grew until 1933 when the Dr. Joseph Pomeroy Widney High School was built on South Grand Avenue. Widney offers social and group activities and an academic course for those who expect to go to college, a non-academic course for those who are not interested in college, a non-vocational course, and majors in general commercial subjects or industrial arts. There are six full-time and two part-time teachers, six class rooms, a library which is also used as a class room. The library has a stage and is often used as an auditorium. 9 The enrollment at Widney has increased steadily until it reached ninety-five. By this time the need for another high school began to be felt. Furthermore, many physically handicapped students lived in the San Fernando Valley, and had to travel many hours on busses to and from school. Others were not able to attend at all. ' On November lO, 1952, the Valley Branch of Widney High School was opened on the North Hollywood High School campus. It is located in the home economics practice house which had been leased as a temporary site for the new school. Valley Branch now has two teachers full-time, and one part-time. The enrollment fluctuates between twenty-five and thirty five students. Plans and site for a new and adequate building are now in progress for the school. Servfce Commiffee 1 , 4, .. I . 7 f v '7 4 5 ' S r. 5'-f f. 4 6 fl' IA ' -I "' IE I Y F 1, A 41 I I-n 1 F. 11 - 15""iraix if Tl F, lf' vt- .V K E' 'Wi D : e ' O I vu- i Z . H I ' t"s ' ,-.gg-g L--. f-N ' '5AK'f415,Zf'5lb 'I ' r ' ' 'Yr 3-A-i. , 'P'-ff ,,- xx Schoiors 4TexTile Poinimq ,AE li 11 1 u N n.4,,1 c-1 nf- ,r -n i JE M - ii X w u w I x w 4 ,, EQ in x +V 4- E, a-gr' . l -5 L 'UI 'G iff- ff?" 1 -nf-.,,-3 1 ,T 115 ,-' 2 . . QT .1 hz!! ,.1-1524 " Wfif uf 7- 4 ' 'gh 1. , r I .w v , I J- - 25 i 1 a ' I X 1 I-E. 1 :M :- I 1-L9 RJ: u.- .Jilg .lin 1 J L W' -n . - ,,,, 3' 1 X '1 Y .w -.mf-12.4 1-ug,-nl , ,r f...f.L Q I NB, ,,:Y I ,- .,1,.,--I . A Q Y J..- w L,- Jw, 1 W 'TQ Q:-' -+V-wi.,-1' li' ., w ' 'P - ' - fag'--2'-.Zi Jn: .I 1 nf. - ,. 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I received five cents per egg and thirty-five cents for little bantam chicks. At the end of two years I had saved twenty dollars in net profit from my original bantams. In 1950, Dad took me to the San Fernando Valley Fair and got me interested in show stock bantams. He said it would not cost any more to feed and care for show stock than it did for the common stock. He also told me my biggest expense would be in purchas- ing my foundation stock. However, in time the returns from this stock would be considerably more than I had been receiving in the past with my present stock. Therefore, I took fifteen dollars from my savings and purchased a trio of Mille Fleur Bearded Bantams. The Mille Fleur Bearded Bantams, an ornamental variety, origina- ted in Asia from a pair of one-time long-tailed Yokahama and an impor- ted white Burmese bantam. In 1887, the offspring from this pair were sold into Germany where they were known under the name of Gold Porce- lains. They were very popular in Germany, England and Belgium. The name Mille Fleur CThousand Flowersl was adopted by the Belgian Spe- cialty Club. They were introduced to the United States in 1911 and were admitted to the standard breed in l9lh. They have proven to be a very popular addition to the bantam fanciers. From my first trio of Mille Fleur Bearded Bantams, I have builti my flock to approximately seven dozen show stock birds. In addition, I now have also two other breeds of show stock bantams, the Black Rosecombs and the Buff Cochins. The Black Rosecombs appeared in Eng- land in the middle of the l800's. They are a distinctly proud and stylish type, and are known as the aristocrats of the bantam world. The Buff Cochins have long been a favorite breed in North America, due chiefly to their gentle dispositions. My Buff Cochin hen won first prize at the San Fernando Valley Fair in 1953. Altogether, I have won twenty-one ribbons in showing my bantams in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County Fairs. R7 I LET SPRING IN I opened the door to let spring in And breathe the soft, warm air, I saw a blue bird on the wing And green things everywhere. The air was filled with fragrance sweet Of flowers and fresh-turned sodg I opened the door to let spring in And opened my heart to God. Cameron Faircloth fThis poem was awarded second prize in a poetry contest spon sored by the Los Angeles United Cerebral Palsy Assoclatlon in April, 1951+-7 RR PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED STUDENT M MBER OF IWWA Thomas J. Cum ins is a graduate of Widney High School. Tom has been writing for the International Wrestling Writers Association. In one of his articles in the magazine, Wrestling As You Like It, he was supposed to cover a certain match. He covered part of the match and then explained why he saw only part of this particular wrestling match. nThe reason I saw only part of this match was that I was attending a graduation ceremony. This was a very special graduation, and if you'll excuse a diversion from wrestling on my part, I'd like to tell you why it was special. The graduates were the Class of Winter, '5h, Dr. Joseph Pomeroy Widney High School, in Los Angeles. What made it unusual, is that every one of the graduates had a physical disability of some sort. This is natural, since Widney High School is especially for students with physical handicaps, who are unable to attend one of the regular high schools in the city. I believe it is the only public high school of its kind in the United States, operated as a part of a city school system. A Special Courage HMost of you see courage of one kind or another almost every night in a wrestling ring, but the special kind of courage required of these boys and girls must be seen to be believed. Thirteen were in attend- ance for the graduationg of these, three were able to walk only with aid of crutches, three were confined to wheelchairs, the rest were able to walk only with difficulty. Two were afflicted with the dreaded spastic paralysis, which made every move a major project. Yet these three girls and ten boys pursued their educations to the fullest extent, overcoming disadvantages sufficient to crush the average person, doing so with honors. HNone of the graduates of the Class of '5h at Widney High will ever be able to wrestleg most of them will consider it a monumental triumph if they can eventually lead nearly normal lives and earn their way in the world. Yet they did not seek charity or beg public sym- pathyg they wanted only the chance to make themselves worth while cit- izens. This graduation was the culmination of their struggle to do that, and to see that was worth missing any wrestling match. For these kids have won the greatest wrestling match there isg the contest against their handicaps. nwhat was my particular interest in the graduates of Widney High? Well, you see, I was one of the thirteen who were on the platform to receive their diplomas on Wednesday night, and I will always be proud of the achievements of my classmates of the Class of Winter, '5k.n CPermission to print part of this article was granted by Thomas J. Cummins, and Dick Axman, editor of Wrestling As You Like It., 59 FRIENDS OF VALLEY BRANCH STUDENTS From the days when Valley Branch was a gleam in the eyes of our parents, they have been first on the list of our friends. Then came Mr. John G. Fox, Principal, and School. They have never missed assistance and courtesies to us Gifts which have made good the Personnel of North Hollywood High an opportunity to extend continuous all. times and better educational opportun- ities have come from various Parent-Teacher groups in the Valley. Our radio, which blares at noong our splendid three-speed record player which enlivens our music classesg our semi-annual birthday partiesg our extra apparatus for physical or occupational therapy---these are on the long list from the following P.T.A. groups: Carpenter Avenue and John T. Monlux, North Hollywood High School and E1 Camino Councilg the central office of Thirty-first District, California Congress of Parents and Teachers, through Mrs. Harold Swanson, who heads the Com- mittee on Exceptional Children. 60 REMEM ER WHEN the furnace wouldn't work, and we nearly froze on Monday morn- ings? Wilma set the record by being the first one to fall flat on her back in the assembly room? Mrs. Earle couldn't find her red purse? Bill Conklin teased the girls by rolling his eyes? Armen made his annual flying leap out of his wheelchair to play marbles on the floor? Mrs. Norbury's wolfhound had twelve pups? all the girls swooned over Frank as Sergeant-at-Arms? the floors were very slippery and everyone was afraid of falling? one of the bathroom doors wasn't wide enough for wheelchairs? Danny was swooning over Diana and showed his affection by con- stantly fighting with her? Mrs. Smith changed her name to Mrs. Phillips? Joe had a conniption fit about a few items in the Hi-Lites? Gary Watson nicknamed Georgia NDark Eyesn? how Helen stamped her feet when she was mad? the Senior English class suddenly found themselves back in the seventeenth century? They were all arguing with Mrs. Norbury that the word nmischievousn was Hmischieviousu and not umischievous.n Finally the dictionary settled the argument by stating that their form of the word had not been used since 1700! we celebrated the HBon Voyagen party for the graduating Seniors? 61 .1-m..11x,.-,--1-.--mm-,-. -' -- 1 - rv' v Y .--n ,.: L: ' - .-f,-uf n.. --1-ev .-M.w.-.mg-zammfnmmlmn-1-, u-1.-.1 Am-.mu -L., Jn-ml-u : A E "H 511 - , '4 , -'Jn' A Y , 'ef X .,s. L-h r' ': H" 5-ff w. .X ' Q - I 74 ., . R, I I 1-4 I 4, . Q3 . 'X KK . X f-.T x K ' , Km X --, f v f 'xx f" ,Q Q 'ir l 1 C V ff' ' . Z , V, f -,NA 2 'Q ., 0 . R' ,,3""l ' .- ' Y 1' , X, I, , , .Tix 3 ifxgvv 4 X fi, - 4 ' 4 Ks? 22, 1, -- ,, . S ,I-,Tx Qin:-vi? ' , r1 ' ' ' " ' ""' ' 1" -' "K-' W- X-1 F - -- -J. - , li. V .,.,. I rf, V , I - - -4--Wv-ff 1+ ' rg. t:T"'1,:J!Ir1:' ' ,gn-,Lugz ,- -, ,,,,,- -,--5 V -nw V VJ, K 54+ YW i- AT XXX ' - ' J I 1: ff-22, .-f ' , ' , N f -'---A: - ,. i,,g5-'inviii


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