Willard Middle School - Target Yearbook (Berkeley, CA)

 - Class of 1916

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THE TARGET 29 TENNIS NOTES. On April fifteenth we were permit- ted to use the Berkeley Tennis Club courts for doubles. The champions now are: Katherine Burke and Cor- nelia Morris for the Seventh Grade; Elise Houghton and Elizabeth Jenk- ins of the Eighth Grade; Helen Ma- her and Helen Maslin in the Ninth. The school champions have not been determined. Miss Head ' s School challenged us for a doubles match which was played on their courts, Tuesday afternoon, May 9th. Katherine Burke and Cor- nelia Morris met Harriet Parsons and Adrienne Leonard. McKinley ' s rep- resentatives were victorious by a score of 5-7, 6-1, 9-7. The match was a spirited one and we should be pleased to arrange other games next semester. their own grounds. It was very in- teresting and although we were beaten by two points we all had a good time. The score was 16 to 14 but it was the best work of this term. The Seventh and Eighth grade teams have had their regular prac- tices but have held no match games. GIRLS ' BASKET-BALL. On account of interruptions the bas- ketball teams have not accomplished very much. A long-planned for game was finally played with Richmond on TRACK AND FIELD MEET. The second annual interscholastic track and field meet was held on the L niversity oval, Friday, May 12. The bleachers were filled with over a thou- sand spirited rooters whose yells and McKinley ' s band gave a great deal of " pep " to the scene. The meet was under the personal supervision of Mr. Seawright, commissioner of ath- letics in the schools of Berkeley. Hard luck for us Edison beat; but the score was so close it was anybody ' s meet. The result was 78 4 to Edison ' s credit and 77 for McKinley. Students from Garfield, Lincoln, Le Conte, Franklin and Washington also did good work. Jack Melville did espe- cially well, taking the hundred with ease in :10 4-5 and the 220 in :24 1-5.

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28 THE TARGET given me, " Robert said, making a low bow. " I have enjoyed making the time gay for ye, laddie, " returned the Prince. MARTHA WEBB. THE GOSUMORE The " Gosumore " was beating alons: the eaves of a wooded island which did not appear on the map, nor had it any population. On the eastern coast was a large jutting rock that was painted white. The " Gosumore " had a very suit- able name, for though small it could cut through the water at a high rate of speed. At this time she was com- ing nicely around the point when she ran into a heavy fog. The rock was white and could not be seen through the fog, but the dark island was vis- ible. Therefore the captain, thinking he was safe, and being in a great hurry, forced on through the fog without a pilot. Soon the inevitable happened, and coming onto the rock with a crash, the " Gosumore " was rammed right through the bulkhead. The captain ordered full speed ahead and then quickly steered for the nearest beach. Now there was a rush for the life- boats. Trying to subdue the crew, the captain got into a free-for-all fight. Rolling over and over one another they pounded and punched. Finally the captain was on top, landing blows on his opponents thick and fast. " Rogers, what is the matter? " said a stern voice. Looking up, Rogers, the " captain, " found himself among pillows, torn sheets, blankets, and a smashed alarm clock. DE FOREST GILMAN. Mrs. Colmore: " What kind of verb is this, strong or weak? " Ray Gilmore: " It ' s neutral. " Elizabeth Woodworth: " Did you notice that noise out there? I looked out and a lady ' s hat blew off. " Miss Ellehorst: " See all those souls (sols) on the line, boys. " Miriam Mack to Natalie Raymond: " Are you the only two children in the family? " Airs. Coleman in German: " Now who can tell me what part of speech ' as ' is in this sentence? " Evelyn Denham: " Oh! that ' s a sim- ile. " Ethel Bonner , going by fire-house: " Oh! look at that nice fire-place. " Mr. Beardsley: " What can the city do to regulate noise? " Lois Brock: " Regulate the roost- ers. " Teddy Michels in German: " King George fell off his saddle while he Avag walking. " Jack Witter, translating German: " I will gladly accompany you, if you will sing a pair of songs. " Clarence Mitchell, don ' t blow your horn, That keeps all your neighbors awake ' till the morn. Why can ' t you sleep like the rest of us do? Instead of emitting that awful moo- moo.

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30 THE TARGET HANDBALL. Tack Melville and Ben Boasburg are handball champions for the season, having defeated Charles Whitworth and Harold Weaver in the finals. BASEBALL. Owing to a late start the McKinley baseball team did not get enough practice and so Avere not as fortunate as usual. The games were played at San Pablo Park where we met the other three Intermediate Schools of Berkeley — Garfield, Edison and Bur- bank. , In the first game with Edison, we were defeated by the score of 9 to 4. Hall and Perkins were the batters for McKinley. The next game, with Garfield, was captured by Garfield, by the score of 5 to 4. Dunn and Perkins were bat- teries of the day, but Dunn went out of the box about the middle of the game, and Hall took his place. Against Burbank. McKinley won the honors, victors by th e score of 11 to 10. Hall and Barnard were the successful batteries. On low per cent for semi-finals, our opponents were from Burbank. Ow- ing to the absence of some players, who were deficient in their studies, we were defeated by the simple score 3 to 2, thus dropping out of the race for the championship. The members of the team were: Frank Hall. John Perkins, Ray Moody, Ed Gove, Dick Dunn, Mor- rill King, Francis Kelsey, Ray Gil- man, Ed Barnard, Oscar Cameron, Ben Boasburg, Donald Goss. THE CHILD WHO BELIEVED Evelyn Dexter strolled into her gar- den one morning wondering whether the stories her father had told her about there being a fairy in every flower were true. First she examined a beautiful pink rose, then a pansy, and next a poppy, but there were no fairies in any of them. . At last, very disappointed, she sat down and looked wonderingly at the pink rose. The petals seemed to move gently. Suddenly there appeared two glittering wings, and within a few sec- onds a real fairy emerged from the flower. " Why didn ' t you show yourself be- fore? " asked Evelyn. " Because at first you doubted your father ' s stories, " replied the fairy. " I waited and rustled the petals just to strengthen your belief. Now, just sit still, and I shall call the other fairies from their flowers. Be very quiet for they are easily frightened, and at the slightest sound they scamper back into their hiding places. " Evelyn nodded, and watched the rose-fairy fly from one one flower to another summoning her companions. The fairies danced, played, and sang while the amazed child gazed on the scene in silence. So enraptured was she that she unconsciously sneezed, and lo! the fairies disappeared. Not even the rose-fairy waited a second to wave good-bye. She sat motionless a min- ute, and then jumped up to tell her mother of the wonderful visit of the flower-fairies. After that experience Evelyn was so sure she had seen the fairies that she never doubted them again. That night she begged her father to tel! her about the moon-fairies hoping they would pay her a visit some night. ERXA ERBE. i

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