Willard Middle School - Target Yearbook (Berkeley, CA)
- Class of 1948
Page 1 of 22
Pages 6 - 7
Pages 10 - 11
Pages 14 - 15
Pages 8 - 9
Pages 12 - 13
Pages 16 - 17
Text from Pages 1 - 22 of the 1948 volume:
STUDENTS OF WILLARD IUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
BERKELEY o CALIFORNIA
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE 'E
Someone has called courtesy the hgppy Wcty of doing things. In a World
where there is altogether too much selfishness and conflict, courtesy is more
unusual than it should be. Traffic experts tell us that many of the traffic accidents,
with their resulting loss of life and property, are due to violations of common
courtesy. So also, many of the minor difficulties between persons are due to a
lack of courtesy - a failure or unwillingness to consider the other fellow cmd
his rights. Life is never so short but that there is always time for courtesy.
H. N. MCCLELLAN
This term has been most successful due to the efforts of the students and
faculty in backing up the different activities. 4
I have enjoyed being President very much and the officers of the Willard
Student Body and I wish to extend our thanks to everyone who has helped
make possible such a successful term.
3--:vu-H - - Qs ,
CLASS OF '48 REUNION IN 1960
AT THE GILDED OSTRICH CLUB
Welcome to alll Welcome to the reunion of
the class of '48 of Williard junior High School.
Who would want a better setting than that play-
boy's, The Gilded Ostrich Club, owned by
that miracle man, Walter North? The place is
reallyubeautiful. Aren't we lucky to be the first
ones here? What is that we see on the purple
and chartreuse walls? Why, they are original art
creations by john Condon and Richard Turner.
We all know they have stormed the art circles
with their super guess what it is pictures. That
blankwhite space is so easy on the eyes. We
have just heard that all the interior decorating
was the product of that genius of the interior
decorating world, Claire Vedensky. Her ismotto,
why not put bright colors together when l have
an assistant like jean Gilbert to pass out sun
A Am I mistaken or is that the magnificent
orchestra of jimmy Rhodes? Look at him beating
it out on the piano. We are also glad to see
Keith Foise, the star clarinetist of the group.
People are already beginning to arrive and
Audrey Megerian, that darling little cigarette
girl, has started to peddle her wares.
My goodness! People are coming in so fast
we can hardly keep track of them. Look over
there! W'ho's that peeking in through the crack?
Why it's that magician, Harold Sawyer. Hi -
The doorman, Alfred-Harvey has just an-
nounced the arrival of the Teeny Weeny Two,
those sensational songstresses who have
climbed the ladder of success so quickly.
You've guessed it, they're none other than Gay-
zelle Burks and Lucille Darkins.
Sneaking in the side door trying to avoid pub-
licity, is Michaele Agostini, chief electrician of
the current musical hit, The Gayeties of Gerald-
ine, produced by that stock market tycoon,
Stanley Batten, and directed by the wonder of
wonders, Scott Carey. lt is currently playing at
the Bijou, which is owned by that admired busi-
ness man, john Reed.
As all the familiar people pour in, our minds
'Winder fora minute to faraway landsf Yes,
We're thinking of Carol Christiansen, famous
opera star, now appearing in Denmark. She sent
her regards since she was too booked up to
. I hear that later in the evening Elyse Dukova
-Dukatz to you-will perform one of her famous
ballets for us and accompanying on the violin
will be that girl of the strings, jule Kreutter.
As we qlance over the menu, we see that
we will have Chinese food creations prepared
by those world famous chefs, Richard Louie and
Peter Lew. My, it sounds good!
We also notice that the famous soda fountain
owner, Henry lwamoto, has brought some spin-
ach ice cream with him for everyone's desert
We can't help but notice the lovely gowns
that Ginger Williams, the creator of Vanishing
Perfumes, Inc., and Mary Ellen Carr, professor
of Spanish, are wearing. They are the marvel-
ous, stupendous work of that fashion designer,
As we look across the room at a corner table,
Linda Byrnes and Barbara Harris catch our eyes.
Linda is famous for her july Christmas cards,
which surprised everyone. Barbara is the one
and only manager of the Wipe Away That Un-
wanted l:'ace beauty salon in New York.
My, time changes! Who could have guessed
that j. Edgar Davis Cbetter known as Percyj, de-
tained in Washington tonight, would become
head of the P.B.l. in such a short time? Also that
the famous furriers, who created the sensational
What-Fur? coats, Dale Quella and George
lnerbickler, could find time to fly all the way
from Peru to be at our reunion?
4' Look! Can it be? Yes, there are those Arctic
Explorers, Bob Harter and Phil Dimitriou, in from
Alaska, by way of the patented Bill Foley six-
sided canoe. They look so rustic in their white
We certainly feel honored to have john Brown
in our presence. Everyone is talking about his
bout last week when he stole the title of Heavy-
weight Champion ofthe World from joe Louis, jr.
We notice that there is a slight breeze from
above. No wonder, the roof is opening to let in
Raymond Franklin and his airplane. The news
has just come to us that Ray and his navigator,
Linn Holmes, have made a record flight around
the World. Good work, boys!
We almost missed our chance before the roof
closed to seghe beaug new planegput in the
sky for this occasion by our astronomer-class-
mate, Le Verne Garcia.
The lights in the room are dimming and all
eyes are turned to the stage, where Nancy johns,
our Texas Songstress, will sing an original song
by that current song-writer, joel Dyles. The name
of the number is, Who Slapped Me In the
Stomach With A Swordfish, l've Got Holes ln
Me Now. CContinued on page 65
V V I
LINTDA IaYnNEs ,
MARY ELLEN cmm '-I
CAROL CHRISTIANSENL I
PHILIP DIMI'I'nIoU 'I
ELYSE DUI-Imz I'
LYNN FERGUSON A
LE VEIINE GARCIA I
LoIs GATTO' Ai
IANET HEALD I
URSULA HERMAN 'f
I. C If I- -I N IZ up
NANCY IOHNS I
IULE KREUTTER D
AUDREY MEGERIAN '
JOANNE MORAN '
WALTER NORTH I
RICHARD TURNER '
We certainly have celebrities here tonight.
Andrew Nozaka just swam in from the Orient,
where he is acting as Prime Minister for the
United States. My! He looks wet!
We'll all learn the latest about Hollywood's
stars now that Hedda johnson, better known to
you as Kathleen, has arrived. Her program and
column appears in the Saunder's Daily NeWs.
Sanford's paper is really doing well. It has a
reading circulation of 280 million. The papers
are flown to India, South America, Africa and
the Orient daily. As james Benefield, the man of
distinction, has told us many times, No better
paper can be found anywhere, that is if you
We are glad to see Ursula Herman and Ioan
Williams here tonight. You mustn't miss Ursula's
new show, Ursula's Piano Portraits. Accom-
panying her on the drums is Ioan Williams, who
studied with the natives in Africa for five years
to lean unusual rhythms.
Looking out of the windows, we see a gleam
in the distant sky. It's the hottest rod ever, owned,
invented, and operated by that wizard, Drexel
Gaw. He has broken all speed records and laws
and l'm afraid that Percy is getting a little upset.
just entering a little late because of ten com-
mand performances and encores are Betty Wil-
liams, Victoria Turner, and Iessie Mae Howard.
As we all know they have set the whole world
afire singing their spectacular music, Boogie
Woogie, that is. We must try to persuade their
business manager, Lester Franklin, to let them
do a performance here tonight.
News has come to us that janet Heald, who
recently traveled to 'Mexico to study snake foot-
prints, has returned. After intensive observation
she has come to the brilliant conclusion that
snakes haven't any feet. My, what a scientific
age of discoveries we live in!
Frances McCrey just passed our table and
are we glad to hear that her library of every
comic book known is doing well. As Professor
Curtis Bernard, in our presence tonight, said.
Without the aid of the comic book, l could never
teach my college classes.
Talking of sports we can't help but think of
Tommy Griffiths and james McElvane, the world-
wide known professional baseball heroes. This
season they are playing with the Berkeley
Giants, managed by George Hiscock and Albert
Martinez, and owned by Alex Cross. 1
What's that group around the center table?
Why, everyone. wants advice from Dr. Lynn
Anthony, formerly Lynn Ferguson. We all listen
to her Sunday program which is presented by
Virginia Lloyd's Little Liver Pills, which, when
spelled backwards, reads, sllip revil elttil
Word has just come to us that Marilyn Stevens,
who we are lucky to have with us tonight, has
reclaimed her title as Champion of the Tiddledy
Winks World. Congratulations, Champl
Everyone must be careful not to give himself
away tonight, for that detective, Lloyd Baker,
is on the lookout for the murderer of one of
Richard Allen's prize poodles. As You all know,
Dick is the owner of the largest kennel in the
world, The Peppy Panting Poodles' Paradise
in Beverly Hills.
Ah! Another celebrity is entering. It's Glori-
anna de Lormer, the famous movie star, whom
we recognize as Carol Thomas. She looks lovely
in a white gown adorned with 25 orchids. We are
told they came from Lois Gatto's Nothing but
the Best floral shop.
Ursula Goldschmidt has come in with a few
reporters. We all know how busy she is since
she was appointed Chief justice of the Supreme
loyce Clark and Barbara lbsen, we find, are
celebrating the third anniversary of the opening
of their unique left-handed glove shoppe tonight.
We almost thought they weren't coming, but
here they are! Yes, we are talking about Alice
Orr, the noted psychiatrist of horses, and Ioanne
Moran, that poet of the musical toothpick, in-
vented by Iohn Englebrecht and manufactured
by Mabel Howard's corporation.
Two invitations have just been handed us
from our friends. The first one is from Bob Mariola,
inviting everyone to drop over for a while to his
restaurant, Mariola's Spaghetti and Meat Ball.
l'm sure we would all love to go, Bob. The sec-
ond one is from none other than the two merry
candy makers, Edlo Miller and june Clapp, who
want each and every one here to come over to
their Sugar Coated Kitchen for some yummy
confections after we stop at Bob's place. Sounds
So here you have the fate of the Class of Forty-
The Student Council of Willard
School has been in effect lor many
years. It consists of one repre-
sentative from each advisory, all
of the Student Body oiiicers, and
the commissioners. The meetings
are held every other Monday,
with the President presiding. All
business of the Student Body is
taken care of at these meetings,
reports being given by the com-
missioners, and future plans die
LAW AND ORDER
The Willard Court is run on a plan similar to
that of the Berkeley Bicycle Court.
This term Mrs. lohnson has been in charge of
the court as well as the Student Control. There-
fore these two organizations have worked more
The court's job is to punish those who violate
school laws. Student Control officers give vio-
lators tickets. The court tries the case and gives
a sentence if the defendant is found guilty.
The Student Control officers have been in
charge 'of the new detention. This has proved
very effective in reducing the number of de-
This term's officers of the court are Ursula
Goldschmidt, lanet Healdf Richard Turner and
George Hiscock, the judges: Carol Crawford,
bailiff, Maureen Haberman, desk clerky Claudia
Anthony, detention clerk, Lynn Ferguson, chief
clerk: and Leatrice Robarge, Iris Suttle and Fred
Axtel, the sergeants.
The Student Control is an organization of boys
selected for their ability and their good citizen-
ship, to direct the flow of traffic to and from
classes. They are responsible for good order and
safety in the corridors. lf traffic rules are dis-
obeyed, Student Control members issue tickets
to the violators. If the offenses are serious, the
offenders are tried in the Student Court. Every
member of the Student Control also serves for
one week as a Iunior Traffic Officer on Telegraph
Mrs. Iohnson is the faculty sponsor.
Chief of Police of
Willard Student Control
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
The ever popular Willard Boys' Glee Club,
with a membership of 83 selected voices, has
maintained throughout the year its traditionally
fine work, directed by Mrs. Kellogg.
A splendid program oi their favorite numbers
was presented to the P.-T.A. meeting on the eve-
ning oi November sixth.
The club particularly enjoyed rehearsing and
singing the Christmas carols.
The Glee Club continues to be one of the most
active organizations in the school.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
We have had 70 girls chosen from the seventh,
eighth, and ninth grades enrolled in Glee this
term. The director is Miss Alpha Bonney, who
came to Willard this fall.
Our first program was given tor the P.-T.A. on
December third when we sang four numbers:
Today There is Ringing, The Virgin's Slumber
Song, A Christmas Carol from Lapland, with
Vera Cruze as soloist, and Noel of the Bressan
Waits. The program given for the school in-
cluded A Galician Carol, with castanet and
tambourine accompaniment, which we enioyed
singing most of all.
We were very happy to receive a letter from
Miss Wilson, Supervisor of Music, compliment-
ing us on our tone quality and perfect pitch.
Under the expert guidance of Miss Bonney we
will work hard to attain perfection whenever
Under the direction oi Mr. Thomas Caldwell
the Willard Orchestra is having a successful
It now has the best string section it has had
in a long time.
Many players from our orchestra are attend-
ing rehearsals oi the Berkeley School Symphony
Orchestra held at Berkeley High.
The orchestra has played for school activities
such as assemblies and P.-T.A. meetings and
will play for graduation.
The players are:
Ellen Finkel -
Clarinetsz Michael Traynor, Robert Hubbell,
lohn Parrish, Shirley Bryant, Carol Crawford,
Connie Nolan, Patty Maine, Bob Boherer, Nor-
man Stephens, Dot lchioka, Gloria Gapasin.
Ruth Koide ,
Trumpets: Bob O'Neil, Paul Knudsen, Harvel
Smith, Gordon Knight, Wayne McMorran, Tom
Carlton, Scott Ferguson, Rudolph Pope.
Scrxes.: lack Fitch, Earl Pecot, Virginia Stumpft,
Eugene Anderson, lames Benefield.
Flue and Piccolo: Margo Dennes, Marienne
Austin, Gregory Thomas. yy yy
The Band represented Willard this year by
playing for Le Conte in their annual Halloween
Parade and again for the P.-T.A. They did a
splendid job under the direction of Mr. Thomas
Horns: Walt Vollmer, Harold Sawyer, Don
Shields, lohn Crowley. i
Trombones: Hannah Eijima, loan Williams,
Percussion: Morman Bru, Franklin Browne,
David Mullahy, Douglas Lindeman.
Drum Maiorettes: Pat Clarke,.Anne Anderson,
Aw ma- x -, pm M mm WM-ammw
The Scholarship Society has undergone a
complete revision this year. lnstead of present-
ing awards on a percentage basis, they are fig-
ured on a point system and based on a B
average. Grade points are assigned as in Berke-
ley High School and the University ot California.
An A counts three points, a B two, and a C
one. Final semester grades are the only basis
for determining eligibility to the Scholarship
Society, whose membership is therefore made
up only at the end of each semester.
Gold are awarded at the end ot the L9
grade to pupils having grade points of 2.5 or
better from the L7 through the LQ.
SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY MEMBERS,
SPRING OF 1947
Low Seven: Mary Lou Duncan, Scott Fergu-
son, Barbara Gallager, Charles I-loh, Taeko
Inoue, Edna lohnson, Alice Kaneko, Lee Landers,
Helen Landregan, Patty Maine, Wayne Mc-
Morran, Ann Neely, Iudy Palmer, Betsy Tellei-
High Seven: Eugene Anderson, Lois Bingham,
Bernadine Cornelius, Kenji Enjow, Ellen Evans,
Pauline Gilbert, Patricia Harrison, Mary Ann
McCrary, Donald Munro, Connie Nolan, Man-
son Orgcm, Earline Pecot, Eleanor Peyovich,
Betty Sakaguchi, Billie lean Saph, Carol Stork-
man, Iris Suttle, Marion Taylor, loe Traynor,
Anne Veirs, Sandra Whelan, Edward White,
Low Eight: Marianne Austin, Elizabeth Calkins,
Sherrill Chandler, Bonnie Davis, Ellen Finkel,
Doris Gunneson, Ruth Koide, Helen Rogers,
Florence Sano, Martha Turner, Barbara Yazdi.
High Eight: Norma Backlund, Charles Blee,
Russell Blythe, Anne Crokett, Nancy Edwards,
Ann Franks, Susanne Gilchriste, loyce Hodges,
Dorothy Ichioka, Toshiro Katsura, Barbara Kel-
ler, Virginia McEneany, lean McLure, Frank
Morita, Richard Otter, Carol Proudtoot, Bruce
Richardson, Leatrice Robarge, Marvin Rogers,
Cheryl Schmidt, larnes Stoll, Mina Tang, Dorothy
Thelen, Gillian Turner.
Low Nine: Lynn Ferguson, Bill Foley, Ursula
Goldschmidt, lanet Heald, Nancy lohns, Richard
Louie, Iames Rhodes, Claire Vedensky.
WILLARD GIRLS' LEAGUE
NANCY lOl-INS ......w,....,,Y........., ...,,,,..........,. P resident
URSULA GOLDSCHMIDT ....,,...,.................... Vice President
MARILYN STEVENS ....77,,,....,......................,........,.. Secretary
The Girls' League's major purpose is to develop friendly cooperation among
the girls. Many close friendships have developed as a result of our successful
Big Sister Parties.
This term has been an active one: September 26, a party for High Nine and
Low Seveny October 17, a Low Nine and High Seven party, and November 5,
a High Eight and Low Eight party. Several dances have been sponsored success-
fully-the Halloween Night Dance being the outstanding one.
We were very near lOO per cent in the sale of Girls' League cards.
The Girls' League has bought 22 new dance records for the school this
las- m-, V2 ' ' mr-ff New ,.,.MM-M ,:zs,x5,,,L,,y.,,-MW-wmwwwn-infww
The Rally Committee, which sponsors numerous school activities and is
distinguished by its colorful green and gold hats, had a very successful season,
highlighted by the Pop Corn Ball on December l9, which was a huge success,
attracting a large crowd. A
Two afternoon dances were also held, which were Well attended.
The committee wishes to thank Mr. Dell 'Ergo, its faculty sponsor, for his
helpful advice and cooperation.
9 BLOCK CLUB
This year the Block W Club has gotten off to a late start, although the boys
have already participated in the volleyball games against different schools
and the faculty.
The first meeting of the term was December 8, 1947. This meeting was to
elect new officers, and to set a date for the initiation of the boys that are not
officially in yet.
There are 15 boys left in the club who have already been initiated. There are
also 39 boys waiting to be initiated.
The new officers who were elected for the fall are Tom Taylor, president,
Tsunco Nakamura, vice president, and Russ Blythe, secretary.
The requirements for a Block W are that one must participate in a sport,
and he or she must put in enough playing hours. These sports include volley-
ball, basketball, baseball, and track.
g.im n J
ln volleyball this season the Low Nine's lost their games with Burbank and
Garfield. Even though they lost, they gave them stiff competition. In the game
with Burbank the score was 14 up and we had to make two points. The ball
Volleyed back and forth for almost three minutes and then Helen Wilcox went
to spike it. Alas!! They had won. The High Nine team won both their games
with plenty of action. Barbara Harris, Audrey Megerian and Betty Williams
were the outstanding players. The High Eight also won both of their games.
A successful Volleyball season has just been completed here at Willard.
The High Nine team lost both games to Garfield by scores of 1-15, 12-15 in the
first game and 5-15, 7-15 in the second but won both games at Burbank 15-10,
15-8, and 15-10, 15-13, to finish second in league standings.
The Low Nine team also lost both games to Garfield 13-15, 12-15, and 8-15,
8-15, and split with Burbank, winning the first 15-13, 15-12, and losing the second
after going three games to finish the season with one win and three losses.
The High Eight's lost their first game to Garfield 13-15, 15-10, 14-16, but won
the second 16-14, 15-10. They won both games with Burbank to tie for first place
in league standings with three wins and one loss.
The Low Eight team split with Garfield and Burbank to finish the season with
two wins and two losses.
H. N. MCCLELLAN ,...,,,,......,. ....,...,,777,,,.,,,,,.,.,,,,,,,,,, P rincipal
MRS. WILMA CARR ....,,,,.,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, S ecreiqry
MRS. MARY RUSSELL V Y........A,. School Nurse
MRS. ETHEL NELSON ,,Y.,,,v,,,,..., AY..,..,,,,,.. A itendance Clerk
Miss Marqueriie Dart
Mrs. Leslie Abbott
Miss Iohanna Blurneri
Miss Alpha Bonney '
Mrs, Theodore Conrad
Miss Mary Daniel
L. T. Gremaux
Mrs. Lucy Hardy
Mrs. Kathleen Harris
Miss Frances Holton I
. Edna Kelloqq
. Elizabeth Ivelsky
Aura Lee Iohnson '
Miss Susie Smith
Mrs. Claire Stockfisch
Miss Marie Vaissade
JUNIOR RED CROSS
This term the pupils of Willard have done a fine job doing junior Red Cross
work. They have volunteered for filling many needs.
This year Willard pupils filled the grand total of 87 Red Cross Gift Boxes
for the children of Europe.
ses have made 50 posters for the hospitals. The posters were
beautifully done. i
The art clas
We should also give a cheer for Mrs. Malmsten's sewing classes which have
l k' ts,
made many garments to send to Europe. The girls have made b ouses, s 1r
pinfores, pajamas, baby jackets and dresses.
The Red Cross Representatives and Mrs. Malmsted attend the regular Red
Two of Willard's pupils attended an all-day Regional Conference at San
lose on October 25.
Willard in the past has done a fine job and Willard in the future will be
THE BLUE MONDAY ART CIRCLE
The Blue Monday Art Circle started in the spring term of 1946. Miss Blumert
suggested that some of the girls form a small art group and those who enjoyed
'd t ' resident,
arts and crafts could be members. The circle has a presi en , vice p
secretary and treasurer who collects money if we decide to have a party.
Miss Blumert directs the different art projects and it is she whom we have
to thank for the success and progress of the circle. She gives up her time every
d n'o art. We
Monday afternoon after school so that We may learn an e J Y
appreciate her instruction very much.
Some of the girls were lured by the idea, joined, and losing interest dropped
t b t 'X faithful stand bys kept on They are Ellen Finkele, Elizabeth Calkins,
ou, u si - .
Peggy McPherson, Helen Rogers, Barbara Yazdi, and Ruth Koide. At the be-
ginning of this semester we added some new members and now ave a
Some of the kinds of art work we do inthe circle are card stencillinq, posters
l t 'ls block printing and many other types of
for veteran's hospitals, texti e s enci , ,
work. When we were in thelowr Eighth grade some of us stenciled designs with
textile paints on the aprons, skirts, and blouses we niadewin sewing class. 'This
next term we plan to do silk screen painting.
Our aim in this circle is to have a place where those who enjoy art Work
may come to learn new skills in which they are particularly interested.
Suggestions in the Willard Middle School - Target Yearbook (Berkeley, CA) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.