John Burroughs Middle School - Burr Yearbook (Los Angeles, CA)

 - Class of 1956

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To better John Burroughs is one of the alms of the SENIOR LEADERSHIP CLASS, sponsored by Mrs. Ciara Rosenwein. Row 1: David Drabkin, Marilyn Daniels, Linda Olsen, Jerry Cronin, David Bartlett, Betty Ras- koff, Lynn Springwater, Roger Odenberg. Row 2: Mrs, Clara Rosenwein, Linda Mast, Susan Ovsey, Janet Worthington, Patty Shields, Joyce Morris, Stefanie Weisberg, Marsha Kruger, Barbara Balue. Row 3: Franklin Miller, Sue Ann Page, Leon- ard Oldstein, Barbara Hershey, Steve Drush' all, Diane Givens, Bruce Meyer, Helene Sza- met, Bill Levy, Adriane Weitz, Howard Cucher. Row 4: Judy Kramer, Mickey McBain, Vivian Meyerson, Perry Lisker, Linda Soghor, Richard Leiber, Charis Leopold, Stephen Gill, Barbara Galanter, Maurice Mayesh. Leaders of the future head the iunior division of the school in the JUNIOR LEADERSHIP CLASS, sponsored by Miss Marie McCarthy. Row 'l: Miss McCarthy, Susan Howard, Rich- ard Aller, Pam Rubin, Mike Lyon, Sandra Siporin, Jeff Smith, Larry Mills, Bill Raskotf. Row 2: Bill Piltzer, Joan Abbey, Gordon Rose, Connie Atkins, Harold Kahn, Olga Rony, Bernard Gertler, Lana Josepho. Row 3: Maria Lupo, Andy Dithridge, Linda Heller, Carl Muchnick, Susan Levy, Art Harlig, Tica Greitzer, Howard Marcus, Susan Corey. Q, 45-5 2 1 11 - x "'f3 in fl e iegivl :MTM . H Q -5? .'S 'S'-1 Vg.,-P' .faqs raw . .iz 1,333 . name ' " . -Q I siv . ' H e Q5-. J: ue X -,,.1-1-' A government of the students, for the students, and led by the Q "' A STUDENT BODY OFFICERS is under the sponsorship of Mr. Rich- ard Jarrett, principal. Row 1: Linda Oken, Jerry Cronin, Dave Bartlett, Betty Ruskoff, Mike Lyon. i ' Rev: 2: Marilyn Daniels, Mr. Richard Jarrett, Roger Odenberg, 'Lynn Spring- r n m WU el'-

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Slick campus X "shieks" around 1926 wouldn't have been caught dead minus their blazer iackets and fr, "bell-bottom" trousers-not to forget derbies and raccoon coats, naturally. The '20s fff,-LZ", brought prohibition and speakeasies, Coolidge, Harding, Hoover, talkies, Lindbergh's At- lantic flight, and the fateful stock market crash. Movie stars such as suave Rudolph Valen- Xb 'iifii' ' tino, demure Clara Bow, and spritely Mickey Mouse attracted hordes. Sports names of this f Q ' 1 golden era of athletics included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Red Grange, and Jack Dempsey. 'A Haven't we forgotten something? Yes. For in the gay flapper days of 1924, the main and ,,.--- A cafeteria buildings of John Burroughs Junior High School opened for the first time for 1 ' ,,ee-.-- - 417 students. C ,'j'7"L' ' T Depression. It fell like a black shroud over America, shutting out the light ' of prosperity and sending millions to financial ruin. Right on the heels of the ruinous stock market crash in October, 1929, thousands of banks and factories closed CX and countless persons lost iobs and savings. With Franklin D. Roosevelt's bold New' Deal, C, the long climb to a stable economy was launched. Even during the depression, however, people still had fun. Crowds gathered to keep time to the music of Benny Goodman and -X his swing band. Songs of the '30s like "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "Pennies from , l Heaven" are popular even today. Movies continued growing, sound and color included. I Such engineering marvels as the Empire State Building and Golden Gate Bridge were X erected. 1931 spawned the cyclotron. Thus, depression or not, progress couldn't be X stopped. But even as America painfully began to regain its economic balance, dark .X fx clouds gathered in Europe. The web of Adolph Hitler's Third Reich was swiftly and ruth- ' id lessly ensnaring Germany's helpless neighbors. Meanwhile, J.B. reached its greatest fx enrollment ever of over 2300 students. We were growing with the world. --5 ,E I' o The '40s came in with a bang. The bang of Japanese bombs destroying W" TI 'If' Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. On December 8 we were thrust headfirst ' ,elx into World War II, and our dads marched off to battle. At home, kids at J.B. took part , ' T' "' P in the war effort by collecting scrap and buying defense stamps. ln Europe and the 4' 1 fx ? Pacific, planes swooped down to drop payloads of death and cannons boomed ominously. Finally came the most awesome man-made explosion the earth had ever known-the atomic bomb. We entered the atomic era none too gracefully, but at least monstrous World War ll was ended. Ended, but only after participant nations had spent S1,500,000,- 000,000 and lost forty-six million lives. The '40s weren't all war, though. 'With the pass- ing of F.D.R. in April, 1945, Harry Truman succeeded to the presidency. The war's end brought us to face the Russian threat for the first time, and we learned the real meaning of communism. Show business boomed, from Metropolitan Opera to "Oklahoma" and "South Pacific," We sang songs like "Sentimental Journey" and "Slow Boat to China." J.B. students were thrilled when television made its first commercial appearance. Kids danced the conga and jitterbugged, and so life continued. . On June 25, 1950, Communist North Koreans crossed the 38th Parallel into South Korea, and America iumped to the aid of the southerly republic, along with the United Nations. Again we plummetted into battle, and this time our brothers went to fight until an uneasy truce ended the Korean War on July 27, 1953. Meanwhile, we continued to forge ahead in the new atomic age under the new Eisenhower adminis- tration. Our first A-bomb had hardly leveled Hiroshima when an H-bomb, dwarfing Hiroshima's devastator hundreds of times, vaporized a test island. An atomic submarine, cannon, and electric plant were built. The atom has had many encores since its Japanese debut, and it is here to stay. The first passenger iet was built, and American fleets are now under construction. Autos keep getting longer, lower, faster while skirts get fuller and wider as kids bop to "Rock Around the Clock" or "Tutti-Frutti." Television, considered magical only recently, is now more than commonplace. Movies have bigger, wider screens and lots of color and stereophonic sound. The war against sickness has been encouraged by Dr. Jonas Salk's successful anti-polio serum. Truly wonderful things have happened during the early '50s, with the promise of a still brighter future. John Burroughs students can be proud that our school is keeping pace by our recent extensive remodeling. We at J.B., along with the other youth of our country, can turn our heads to what lies ahead, confident that we will inherit a superb America and hopeful that we will have the power to keep it such. if '-is L Z J li Q j r ,ff-I xt' - X I if ff m. if it L Allin ' l' 13.7725 YE!-YB!!!

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"Buckle that belt, shine those shoes, comb your hair" are the words of the BOYS' COUNCIL BOARD mem- bers, led by Mr. John Hunt. Row 1: Bill Smiland, Jerry Cronin, Mr. Hunt, Jimmy Sherman. Row 2: Murray Abrams, John Clegg, Norm Cohen, Mike Newman, Cliff Leviton. The GIRLS' LEAGUE COUNCIL and COURT, sponsored by Mrs. Romain Gardemal, solves the girls' prob- lems. Row 1: Mrs. Gardemal, Carole Spencer, Mady Shatsky, Betty Raskoff, Sharyn Capsuto, Carol Callahan, Jackie Levy, Susan Ratner, Sara Miller. Row 2: Susan Summit, Diane Givens, Judy Sheldon, Judy Fine, Joy Rosenfield, Jean Fogelman, Linda De Pucchia. The GIRLS' LEAGUE BOARD is spon- sored by Mrs. Romain Gardemal and Miss Theresa Baller. Row 'l: Helene Yura, Carole Spencer, Betty Raskaff, Mrs. Gardemol, Judy Fine, Miss Ball- er, Mady Shatsky, Sheila Goldberg, Ellen Goltlieb. Row 2: Penny Chan, Johanna Lindquist, Julie , Kurlan, Connie Kerr, Marlene Tolegian, Arlene , Gintcr, Ethyle Aronoff, Linda Wood, Sarah Worthingfon. l l .--f- - , ,. The' GIRLS' LEAGUE CABINET is sponsored by Mrs. Romain Garclemal and Miss Theresa Ba er. - Row 1: Janet Weiner, Donna Cowgur, Dia Haveles, Sl1aron Glesby, Robin Wallbert, Carole Spencer, Mady Shatsky, Betty Raskoff, Karen Timmins, Joyce Morris, Linda Stein, Diane Laurie. Row 2: Mrs. Gardemal, Stephanie Lee, Martha Morrison, Lydia Morrison, Florence Goldstein, Elaine Soloff, Denise Pilloni, Helene Szamot, Judy Poclams, Ann Pyenson, Geraldine Lew. Row 3: Ann Schwartz, Judie Robosson, Joan Werner, Inger Mornestam, Marcy Schwartz, Diana Trevelyan, Kathy Millea, Marsha Beniamin, Judy Wolf, Pat Davis, Ethel Mushnick. Row 4: Maureen Lewis, Robin Kimbrough, Vivian Meyerson, Pearl Rottenberg, Nancy Rubin, Judy Fine, Molly Scoles, Barbara Harrow, Dorothy Elliott, Gay Fisher, Miss Baller. fa frzsif .Z I , ,v-1,-Fx ' .x lf! dsl" A . l J fix x , TX x l , os, 5 X . X. . Q i lx I - Q -- NB. X. 'S s Q 95 lseiif-1 X 'iiiigllz . 1' 5,1555 .X 'XX ,I l x , X5 Wada F --

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