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Antriouv DE srxrms and wirisron I-IILL
Tl-IE ORIENT WITI-IIN OUR CITY
Chinatown . . , the very mention of it paints a picture in our minds, a picture that is bright and
rzay, filled with mx-'stery and romance, Somehow t"afZedy and sorrow have never entered this picture.
for such sombre thoughts were always crowded out by the yellow banners and brilliant costumes SO
typical of Chinatown.
Now we are aware of a shadow that is darkening the bright streets and colorful balconies in our
picture, one that is falling across the narrow alleys and frail buildings spelling doom for this little
colony of people, for progress has ruled that Chinatown must uproot herself from these surroundings
and find another home in this great city.
The history of Chinatown is one that contains much sorrow and bloodshed. Most of the early
Chinese were lured here by the far-reaching magnetism of gold, and it proved to be the first unhappy
factor in their lives in this world. Disillusioned and bedraggled, the pioneers ol Chinatown came to
Los Angeles to find some shelter from the unfairness of the new world. The chapters in their history
are many and are filled with hardship and sorrow. Emerging from the confusion came Chinatown with
its tiny shops and gayly colored houses, a breath of the Orient within our city.
lt is to this city that is about to 'fall in the path of progress that we have dedicated our Burr. As a
showplace of the East and as an aid to peace and understanding between two great' continents it has
Cl-IINATOWN AT OUR DOOR
Junior I-ligh School is, more or less, the turning point in our lives. We enter the B7 year still
little children, not interested in anything that does not concern ourselves. While here, there is no
definite changing point, but it is clear to see that when we leave as A9's we are much more mentally
alert, with a broader viewpoint and a readiness to take part in outside activities,
Because of this the subject of Chinatown offers many opportunities. All of us are apt to be a
little disdainful of any people belonging to another race, We often think that the color of their skin,
their habits of living, even their 'ways of speakinghanrl dressing, 'make them inferior to us. We of
John Burroughs wish to show that we are not influenced by such petty differences, lt is the interest
and character that count, and with the realization that God has made all people equal in I-lis sight,
this will become doubly interesting to us.
We read our school Annual eagerly, and appreciate the different things it tries to impress upon us.
Now, perhaps more than ever before, there is the need for a complete understanding of all nations.
lt is not likely that many of us will travel for several years to come. Thus we will not be able, great as
our ambitions may be, to make friends with foreign nations as yet. But with Chinatown right at our
door, Los Angeles offers many opportunities for us to make 'friends with the Chinese. Soon they will
have to move, and we can try to make them feel at home again, as they do now.
lt is with this idea in mind that we have tried to interpret Chinatown to the readers of our Burr.
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i ' ' .
By HARRY CARR
Possibly I shall not be here to see it, but .
many of the students of the John Burroughs
Junior High School will see this country
facing toward the East. California will be
the front door leading into a new world.
The future of Western America lies in
the Pacificg it is my firm opin'on that, in
another generation, our relations with Ori-
ental countries will be vastly more important
than the present relations of Arrericn with
A new world is to be built in the countries
bordering upon the Pacific. lt is for the
boys and girls now growing up to see to it
that it is the right kind ofa world,
lf this world begins to grow right now
in the hearts of the young people of the
Pacific Coast, this new civilization of the
Pacific waters can be the finest ever known.
The firm resolve that we all should make
is to try to understand and appreciate our
friends of Japanese and Chinese birth and
race. The John Burroughs Junior High
School is taking an important step in that
direction with the publication of this
Let us make up our minds to go on with this work until there is not a shred of
hatred or malice or jealousy left in the Pacific Area. Let us make up our minds to
build a new world known for its unselfishness and warm friendships,
lt is a fine thing that the students of this school have made arrangements to write
letters to students in Japan and China. They are doing a real service to this country
and to the cause of humanity.
There can be no hatreds or wars where there are complete understandings.
A French philosopher said: "To know all is to forgive all."
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BURR ART CLASS
WT: T - .ml Perhaps as you turn the pages ot this Burr you
I .:.,. 5:.:g:m---3, will realize that upon the Burr Art Class depends
U,m,.,,,.,.j17f:f:'i:L?"'f"""' much of the success of this annual. Under the
5' able direction of Mrs. Hughes our Burr Art Class
E has successfully met the task of illustrating our
W-E:-I 6331, Burr. For any book to be successful it is necessary
wcmsgl F '," that it be well planned, written, and particularly
:af -- well illustrated This year the Art Class decided
' ' - J upon a theme, Chinatown, one that provides much
, y ' opportunity for imaginative pictures and sketches.
,., I I h Taking photographs, and getting ideas for finished
4 :g:5,i4.,i.f4:f'Wp, I' drawings, the.Art Class spent one Saturday visiting
n 5 1- v H , -1-ian! ! , -""Chinatown.,
':""" 'V Ixl' The cover of this Burr is the product of Leo
num? . 1 ' ,gf 'ii fl: ' f l Q 2- Martin's labors. as is the title page. Phyllis Wachs
aihlmxlil 31' lg I 'Qf-7 ' designed the small title page and also the Market
nu. a 'V 'ffl' - l,lQ E1 'rt f f ' on Marchessault Street. Shirley Entriken's double
5 'L , V Vi' page of figure studies shows very clearly her skill,
"" ji! I f In ,-,A A I ' AT while the full pages of Seymourf Slosburg w.th
v V V r ag! 7 uh U the Temple Entrance, Martha Stibolt's Market
,P oi 't, "i EW " ' - ':"' Ty," Entrance, the Ferguson Alley of Ryden Richard-
ia J fi.-in I ., - Q use ' son who also helped illustrate the annual in other
'K ' 5 ' """ places, and John Dryer's Doorway on Apablasa
Street all are fine examples of the Art Class' best.
William Smith with his Apablasa Street Balcony
and Grant Swanland's Chinese Shrine are some
other fine pieces of art, as are also Grant's Pagoda, Betty Black's Elephant, and Virginia Snure's End Piece
and Figure Group. Other excellent additions to our Burr are Lita Mae Brooks' Buddha gand Harriet Edelstein's
Balcony, not forgetting 'the Majong Blocks of Norma Siegel, the Comic of Jack Poplin, and the Headings
by William Smith and Helen Wilmans. Thus has our Burr Art Class accomplished its work this term, suc-A
cessiully, and our gratitude is theirs. ,
J BURR PRINTERS
By BERT BRISKIN , . '
Believe it or not, to use the famous-Words of Ripley, we are the only junior high in the city to
print our own Anhual. . .
All the credit should be given to Mr.,TayIor for this accomplishment, He has a very enviable record
on the llocal papets. When he was put on the Examiner's pay roll he was given the position of ad man.
He worked diligently at his iob and was soon promoted to a higher office. He-kept, going up the ladder
until he attained the position of superintendent. He held other offices on the old Morning Herald, the
Record, andthe Evening Herald-, and founded the Superior Typesetting Company.
He started teaching printing in schools in l92O at Los Angeles High School. From there he went
to Berendo and then to Lafayette. He came to John Burroughs in i924 and has been teaching printing
here these last ten years. 1
Q The experience and training Mr. Taylor has acquired has aided him in teaching the boys that
co-operation counts most. "Without co-operation," he said when interviewed, "the Burr would never
go out on time." There are many things to do. First, the forms must be made up. Then the printing,
whichtakes considerable time. iThe A9 panoramais printed downtown.i After the pages are all
printed they are folded and gathered and bound. You can see how long all this takes. We must be
working every minute.
Mr. Taylor is well pleased with his group of Burr printers. They are: Kyal Smeeby, Robert Wagner,
Leonard Schulman, Bert Briskin, Morton Brown, Gerald Cohen, Bud Head, John Hoffman, Fred Kelly,
Winton Reynolds, Tom Walker, Waine Shibe, Byron Young, Rolland Stoner, Bill Spiergin, Julian Neveleff,
Courtland Hall, Carl Lindstrom, and Sherwin Goldberg.
In addition to the above named boys, about one hundred and fifty boys in the six classes of
Printing had more or less to do with the production of the Burr.
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