St Helena High School - Silverado Yearbook (St Helena, CA)

 - Class of 1936

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WHAT THE WALRUS SAID The time has come the walrus said To talk of many things Of uniors Proms and Latin prose Of blocks and Senior rings That IS to say he went on about who s who and whats what at St Helena High School I dropped in there the other day its a pretty vine covered ston building set back from the highway among gre n law ns and oak trees When I got there it was quiet at least comparatively so but suddenly a band burst forth in a tuneful march I peeked into the hall from which the music was coming and ah' what an inspiring sight How those trumpeters puff dl And how the drummers pounded' With what gracefully flowing motions the band leader g s tlculatedl But the trombones I am seriously considering enrolling in the St Helena High School 1f only for th privilege of playmg a trombone in the band' Imagine the bliss of being able to produce by simply moving a tube back and forth that delightful ooo oo ooo sound characteristic of the well known Trombophobia When the rafters had stopped reverberatmg and the last echoes had dl d away I was startled by sudden squeals from outside But on looking out the window all I could see were som girls in abbreviated apparel playing a game with a ball They were in two groups with a net between them but what there was to scream about I couldn t see So I went down the hall were going on Each student had a little black instrument in front of him fthough whether it was for musical or mechanical purp ses I could not discern, He poked the keys of this instrument at a great rate making sheets of pap r go back and forth The room was filled with a steady hum punctuated by a multitude of little bell sounds Above this hum occasionally other sounds were audible th voice of the instructor c ntinially admonishmg his class to try for accuracy rather than speed and a brown haired girl with a round face saying One more erro and I ll go nuts' I hurried out befor that happened Ar this moment a delectable odor reached my nostrils I decided to follow my nose which led me downstairs to a large sunny room where students were at work in th kitchenettes The windows revealed a green landscap the atmosphere in side was one of busy cooperatlon Y s indeed it was a charming place I thought to myself as the last bit of lemon pie which a freckled brunette damsel had offered 1ne slid down my throat At int rvals during the morning bells rang and doors opened up and down the halls from which torrents of noisy students issued Like parts of a kaleidoscopic pattern they arranged themselves with each bell finally settling down with the last to stay put for another hour In a room at the other end of the hall someone was kicking around the wheel of a strang contraption and doing something at the top of a shaft with what loo td iffy fl QQ ' 77 ' 7 7 rr 1 - l I ' ' w - - aa ' I I I I ' ' ' 7 ' ,s . i 1 - x. . . . Q y l. I , . . . . . I 9 , . , - . . . , . . . - - . - ' - et ' 7: . -9 . . , Y 7 And there, with the door open, was a room where the most fascinating things , e ' 5 - . . . . ,, Y 7 7 A 7 77 ' Va , . l 1 r l e ' . ' ez ' - . . D . . . . t , , , 7 7 , . . 'S . . Y 7 7 I I G . . . . ,M 5' IX i -mu'



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llke mud Thls same Wl1lIlSll chalky mud was on the hands of every one IU the room A tall blond who had under my own eyes made and smashed thre bon ls that morn1ng mquxred of a black ha1red athlete who had just wandered 1n wheth r the paper was out yet It wasn t Across the hall I could feel the tenslon There were more hummmg machlnes such as I had seen upstanrs the place was a verltable beehlve What dld you do wtth th1s week s Senlor 1nterv1ew'7 d manded a sandy hatred tndxvtdual 1n a gray su1t Th man wtth the llttle moustache looked up from h work Oh that? We publxshed lf three days ago' Such 15 llfe tn the ofllce of a school datly for th1s was I had guessed the paper I had heard dlscussed ln the pottery room More rushlng around more frenzxed act1v1ty and th n everyone breathed a slgh of rellef as a fat p1le of papers was carrted upstaxrs ust then the bell rang and how the students dashed for the upper hall to get the papers' I got 1n lme too and had flve or s1x pounds rolled off my wa1stl1ne by youths and maldens afrald they would be l fr w1thout a Dally Stlverado Now they were gotng off ln groups to eat thetr lunches devourlng eagerly the paper s contents as they went There s my l tter 1n the VOICE of the Campus' Look of Matt' A ltttle blond glrl wtth blg brown eyes paused long enough to pull my whiskers' I was qutte astounded at thus attentlon but before I could gather my w1ts she had dlsappeared wtth a curly halred brunette I saw these two danclng lat r tn the assembly hall Two boys passed d1scuss1ng a strange anlmal whlch lf I heard correctly was termed the Slophound The bell rang and I started my wandermgs agam as the students wandered back mto thelr classes VOICES drlfted out mto the hall from dllferenr rooms Russell glV6 the date of the first treaty of PHFIS Bob read the part of Macbeth Wallac you read Banquo Another thlng to explore the stalrs that led up from the end of the hall o up I went' What a cltmbl I was pufhng ltke a steam shovel when I finally got to the top The Attxc sald the letters above the door There W re all sorts of 1n teresttng thmgs everywhere tn cablnets and cupboards and on shelves My tlme was gettmg short and I hadn t been to elther of the outslde bu1ld1ngs yet so I slld down the p1pes whxch serve as banmsters and went down to s e what was golng on 1n the small butldxng under the trees Here a tall man whose halr was fuzzy and rhm on top Smlllngly explamed the 1ntr1cac1es of mechanlcal drawxng and shop On my way over to the gym a tall curly headed boy rushed past wlth gt gantlc strtdes welghty matters seemed to hang heavtly on h1s brow I-Ie was accom panled by a red head who was also full of unhmshed busxness Inslde the gym two boys were shootmg baskets a tall blond deadeye and a not so tall boy with brown halt and an angellc expresston hfty or , n . . . Y 2 , ,, . . . , . . . ,, D - , . . . . . I 3 . . is ff ' ' 75 , . . . . . . Q . , , - a . . la . . . , . ,I , . . . , . . . . . Vo . ,, . . ,, . . . , . 3 QQ , 0 ' Q! ' . '.. .L , I got flrst in Shorthand this week!-Did you see the Woodpecker? Wait till I get hold 77 , 1 . . . . , . QQ 77 , . . . . . . . -,, - - 77 QQ i V, T a 7 '3 Y, . - . -S I tc - yy " D - . , . x, - , . . . , . . . . , e u , . I 17

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