Ventura College - La Revista Yearbook (Ventura, CA)
- Class of 1944
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[ L P «Ml4_vvJ Arn -- -t ' -- -tXj r R fl I fl 1-9 4 3 - 1 9 4 4 ( .x -, t_y yv- -t c - ' - - . V -r flLmii miiTfi! .... . ' . ¥7 Here between the deep blue ocean and the mountains green, Stands our dear old Alma Mater, proudly to be seen. CHORUS: Swell the chorus ever louder echoing back and back. Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater, the orange and the black. PUBLISHED BY THE ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY ' - OF THE VENTURA JUNIOR COLLEGE VENTURA • CALIFORNIA w Duicfliion A. .S another wartime school year draws to a close, we find more and more of our classmates pledging themselves to victory. To them we humbly dedicate EL PIRATA, hoping that through these pages we may keep them close to their carefree Jaysee days. fOR ntiR coufiiRy Philip Carr Army Air Corps NickChakires Army Air Corps Gerald Claypool Army Merced Cobos Army Was Eskridge Army Air Corps BobEskridge Army Air Corps - - Harold Fisher Navy Howard Fisher Navy Bill Gray Marines John Havins Army Air Corps Art Henry Army Air Corps Kennedy Jameson Navy Glenn Johnson Army Air Corps Vincent Johnson Navy Bob Lagomarsino Navy Eddie Lovatt Marines Milo Marinovich Navy Doug Mets Marines Jim Neville Marines David Newby Navy Fred Orr Army Air Corps Milton Poulos Marines Glenn Ronk Army Air Corps Dick Smith Army Air Corps Bill Walters Navy Bob Wright Army Air Corps Gene Yoakam Navy D S I fl I n Mft, " Qs %V, ' y ■fOi- % " ' s. Al ■ ' riR - z OFFICE FORCE Top: Catherine Holtgrave 2nd: Geraldine Priest Nancy Richards 3td: Gladys Hooper Helen Marston f fl c u L I y Top Row: Mr. Harold B. Howe Mathematics, Commerce Mr. Arthur Cox Shop, Aeronautics Mr. Wayne Henrie Commerce Mr. E. M. Prescott Commerce Miss Marguerite C. Scott Mathematics Mr. Lloyd E. Aspinwall Agriculture Row 2: Mr. Paul Wilson Tennis, Biology Mr. Robert G. Gowder Physical Education Mr. James P. Polese Machine Shop Mrs. Julia Roberts Typing, English Mr. D. R. Henry Principal, English Mrs. Ruth Carr Physical Education, First Aid Mrs. Irene Knox . . Family Life, Latin, Dean of Women Mrs. Elisabeth Baldwin Chemistry, German Miss Venice Carlson Physical Education Miss Louise Scott . . Librarian, Library Science, English Dr. D. E. Clark U. S. History, Social Science Row: 3: Mrs. Hazel Lamb English, Journalism Mr. Roy W. Jones Engineering, Physics Miss Elaine Daniels English Mrs. Mercedes Heinzman Spanish, French Miss Addie Belle Long . . Music, Glee Club, Commerce Mr. C. R. Ficken Woodshop, Engineering Miss Martha Kollmansperger Home Economics w A AJ CLASSES I, ' r- c - XUyy. . -f s- -J£J y - - - y -:?rt r l ' » y ' --r =9 y o J i:,,j ' ' ' » J) !. ;? ' - - 7 x C C fll fH I S S 1 fl t R S The success of all school activities depends largely on the action of the board of commissioners. VJC students elected a capable group of representatives for the school year of 1943-44, and these students have certainly done a grand job. Handi- capped by wartime conditions and a small enrollment, they have managed to keep things running smoothly and efficiently. p r I HAROLD FISHER President First Semester TOM WALBRIDGE President Second Semester in p. FIRST SEMESTER (Row 1): Connie Peters, A. W. S. President; Howard Fisher, A. M. S. President; Patricia Snow, Commissioner of Finance; Bill Bertles, Commissioner of Publications; Gene McCook, Commissioner of Activities; Tom Walbridge, Commissioner of Athletics. SECOND SEMESTER (Row 2): Connie Peters, A. W. S. President; Dale Lythgoe, A. M. S. President; Patricia Snow, Commissioner of Finance; Patty Hodge, Commissioner of Publications; Polly Pinkerton, Commissioner of Activities; Frank LaBrum, Commissioner of Athletics. Evelyn Atchley ) Muriel MacKenzie (President) Bette Higgens Gerald Claypool (Secretary) (Treasurer) Bette Boyer Gaile Carson Betty Cook Shirley Horn GOine, GOinGjLdlOST GOIlf On this page are pictured a few of the hardy individuals who have weathered war and work to graduate from the upper division. So few are those who will don cap and gown in June that, indeed, they are trembling lest another person should fall from their ranks. Many former fourteens have entered the armed forces; in fact, the desertion of their male members has gone on and on until now no fellows remain. Girls have left to fill countless jobs, depleting the ranks still more. These young men and women have left school to step into a war-torn world. To them and to those graduating, w e wish courage, faith, and good luck. Left: Edna Riley Vice-President Right: Gerry Stovall , F Top Row: Nina Johnston, Melvin Foulk, Louise Hamilton Betty Halverson, Lauren Lott, Margaret Roberts, Gloria Slack, Richard Winkler, Betty Veit, George Harvey. Second Row: Tempest Pinkard, Dorothy Stime, Marjorie :A ' j ii Stime, Olive Nagy, Evan Flaherty. Bottom Row; Frank Essert, Consuelo Diaz, Billye Fry, Doris Jacobs, Myrtle Johnson, Marvel Berg, Louise Byles, Helen Hume. .IHIfiHtnS -I k i» ' -J tft ilA ■ BOB COONEY (Class President) WALLY FOWLER (Vice-President) VERNA STRONG (Secretary) DAVID NEWBY (Treas. 1st Sem.) LEE VALENTINE (Treas. 2nd Sem.) luiavfs B a ■ D, ' ESPITE the fact that the class of 1944 contributed generously to the armed forces and the business world, over 150 Pirates held to their course and will win the coveted high school diploma. Most of the traditional activities were kept up during the year, and one notable innovation was the gigantic Carnival, held in the barn on February 5, when the twelfth grade established itself as a real money maker. Active members also combined efforts to put out this war-time year book. Senior activities include the traditional class picnic, baccalaureate sermon, class luncheon, and graduation exercises. i oiSfll i - " J Row 1: Barbara Anderson, Frances Andreatta, Sophia Antonelis, Wayno Appling, George Armitage, Lyle Armstrong. Row 2: Gordon Arneal, Louise Austin, Valene Badger, Bob Bauerlein, Florence Berg, Ernest Beyers. Row 3: Jerry Bliss, Aleen Bigler, Betty Binkley, Lorene Biven, Doris Bolyard, Bill Books. -X . _ A ik. » i»i» .!)«»; f Row 1: Ccrinns Braget, Marilyn Broughton, Doris Brown, Porothy Brown, Mary Jane Brov n, Virginia Brown. Row 2: Joe Bullock, Shelly Byers, Billie Caffey, Virginia Calverley, Jean Carlson, Mary Lou Carlton. Row 3: Clyde parter, Norma Case, Catherine Cate, Nick Chckires, Bessie Lee Champion, Fred Chandler. Row 4: Shirley Child, Beverly Christian, Kenneth Clayton, Barbara Cobb, William Colvard, Garnett Cook. Row 5: Gladys Coltriel, Thelma Crippen, Barbara Darby, Betty Darby, Patricia Doerr, Maedell Duff. Row 1: Georgia Durbin, Margaret Durley, Virginia Eaton, Elizabeth Eggers, Betty Endicott, Varian Estill. Row 2: Margie Fillmore, Herbert Finkle, Loi3 Foote, Paul Frazee, Elaine Garrison, Norma Gibbons. Row 3: Mac Grizzard, Frank Guthrie, Roy Haggard, Bob Hall, Carolint; Hall, Henrietta Harkins. Row 4: Viola Harting, Lorna Doone Hay, Clarence Heckenlively, James " Art " Henry, Lois Hensley, Estelle Hicks. Row 5: Melvin Hill, La Verne Hocker, Marilyn Hofius, Dick Holliday, Helen Hume, Marjorie Jasper. Row 1: Shirley Jordan, Diane Kellogg, Phyllis Kennedy, Dcrcthy Kirklcnd, Bob Lagomarsino, Bob Lingel. How 2: Juanita Litton, Bob Logan, Shirley Lopez, Alice Mahoney, Milorad Marinovich, Patty Martin. Row 3: Mctgaret Mason, Jimmy Matthews, Michael McCabe, Marvin McClure, Wayne McDowell, Willard " Weede " McNeil. How 4: Rene Melzer, Lois Middleton, Hazel Miles, Harold Morby, Kathryn Morris, Ray Morton. Row 5: Don Mueting, Emily Mae Munroe, Edith Mae Murray, Beverly Mushlitz, Ruth Myers, Beth Newcomb. Row 1: Barbara Oblander, Jim O ' Brien, Lila Orr, Robert Parada, Augusta Partridge, Jeanne Patterson. Row 2: Jean Penfield, Dale Perry, Don Perry, Barbara Peterson, Marguerite Pistono, Dick Poole. Row 3: Bob Poplin, Milton " The Mole " Poulos, Genevieve Pow ell, Maxine Prentice, Gloria Ramos, Clara Romer. Row 4: Henry Ronk, Rodney Ryver. Barbara Schlanker, James Scott. Joyce Simpson, Dorothy Skeeters. Row 5: Betty Ckellon, Jewel Slaughter, June Smith, Katie Smith, Bob Snider, Dan Spencer. ( ) Row 1: Thelma Spuhler, Jackie Sirobel, Phyllis Swell, Norma Jean Theis, Howard Van Lenle, Ivan Wagner. Row 2: Patsy Waldron, Earl Webb, Joan Weber, Barbara Wilkes, Don Williams, John Nance. Row 1: Vclma Eol-jn, Faith Molt, Betty Farrell, Nancy Amour, Clair George, Helen Howard, Keith Barnard, Bob Vincent, Bob Simmons. Row 2: Elwood Case, Roger Clark, Ethelyn Clemens, Frances George, Gayle Emmons, Flii ' i t ' LL.and, John Nauco. Row 3: Dowey Wilhite, Wanda Hawkins, Evelyn Eitens, Shirley Freiberger, Jimmy Hendrickson, Reese Stewart. fS C i JLfVfOS - ' .A MAX HOULIHAN (President) DALE LYTHGOE (Vice-President) LORRAINE BEST DAVID EDMONSON (Secretary) (Treasurer) The Elevens have proved themselves to be a most prosperous class. They entered VJC in September and have now taken their place; alongside the upper classmen. They have entered whole-heartedly into almost every school activity and have taken a loig lead in publications; in fact, our Pirate Press staff is made up almost entirely of them. For the first time in Jaysee ' s history, ihe A. M.S. president is a freshman. A great many of these up and coming students are athletically- minded, and they also have their students who are outstanding in the field of music. On top of all this, their class is highest in scholarship. This class has a big start towards becoming next year ' s most capable leader. », w Row 1: Raymond Allred, Velma Anderson, Allen Andrews, Martin Antchagno, Alex Archer, Gloria Archer, Don Armitstead, Bill Armstrong. Row 2: Edward Arnett, Eugene Arnold, James Autry, Eldyne Baker, Richard Barnes, Eloise Bays, Frank Beaman, Dick Beason, Gene Biven, Walter Bixler, Lloyd Black. Row 3: Betty Blaisdell, Lois Bolyard, Ch.ristine Book, Evelyn Bower, James Bryce, Alice Burns, Mary Butler, Nelda Butler, Helen Byrom, Annie Cervantes, Delia Chacon. Row 4: Mary Chavez, Ollie Childers, Bill Clark, Jack Clark, Glenn Clements, Maxine Collins, Bobby Conroy, Durette Cook, Betty Cooper, Jean Cordell, James Corey. ( . AM 5 t ' ' 1 " ? Row 1: Caimehta Cortez, Lolita Corlez, Walter Cottriel, Margaret Cozzaglio, Marie Crippen, Viola Curtis, Doris Darner, Shirley Darr, Patricia Dineley, David Dingman, Lois Dinsmore. Row 2: Esther Dolby, Estelle Dominguez, Bob Donlon, Tommy Doran, Ronald Dovin, Emma Jo Duff, Bill Dugan, Nadine Dugan, Virginia Dyer, David Eaton, Elinor Eggert. Row 3: Maxine Eidson, Harry Elliott, Patty En.erson, June Emmett, Yvonne Eskridge, Alfred Fay, Robert Felton, Lorraine Finch, Arlene Fishburn, Marilyn Flagg, Robert Fiy. Row 4: Vincent Foster, Thelma Fox, Bonnie Fraser, Warren Eraser, Thelma Friend, Floyd Fulton, Hazel Gaither, Eleanor Gallardo, Joe Garcia, Robert Garcia, Ann Garrison. Row 5: Feme Good, Genevieve Good, Joe Good, Vera Gordon, Vallalee Greenup, Elizabeth Griffin, George Gruell, Elizabeth Gunn, Roger Hujer. ]..- :,-... niison. Row 6: BiU Harvey, Jean Havins, Joan Havins, Victor Hedman, Kenneth Helzer, Edgar Honke, Loleta Henthcrn, Jean Herring, F.eeman Hicks, Gene Higginbotham, Arleen Hirt. Row 7: Virginia Holbrook, LeRoy HoUingsv orth, Don Holt, Ida Hood, Nanette Hope, Dorothy Hughes, Jean Hunter, Bob Isbell, Beverly Jackson, Paul Lang, Barbara Johnson. Row 8: Bernard Johnson, Don Johnson, Joan Johnson, V alter Johnson, Thelma Jordan, Bob Kelly, Gloria Kirk, Paul Knox, John Kohansby, Bob Larramendy, Raymond Lemmon, Row 9: Mary LeRoy, Pal Lester, Betty Lev is, Peggy Lewis, John Lomagno, LaNor Lombard, Betty Loughboro, Eddie Lovatt, Barbara Lunblad, Ida Madrid, Charm Mann. Row 1: George Marinovich, James Mason, Myrna Matter, Donald Mattson, Natalie Mayhew, Patty Mayhew, John McGonigle, Noreen McNees, Virginia Mead, Dick Miller, Bobbye Milstead. Row 2: Alvina Montano, Jess Mooney, James Moses, Lee Mosher, Ires Molt, Joe Mullis, Jean Mundy, Bob Neville, Caroline Newman, Wilma Noland, Howard Nye. Row 3: Harry O ' Connor, Don O ' Neal, Armand Owen, Earl Pope, Harold Parker, Beverly Parrish, Myra Pearce, Bob Peck, Robert Fedroglia, Priscilla Peters, Lee Pitts. Row 4: Ralph Pool, Sophia Poulos, Eugene Poush, Barbara Power, Joan Prairie, Tom Ramsden, Viola Ramsden, Don Randall Jean Rawson, Audrey Reynolds, Jackie Reynolds. Row S: David Ricards, Jeanne Robles, Buddy Rogers, Frances Rogers Dee Rylee, Amaryllis Satller, Bill Saunders, Doris Scott, Jane Seymour, Norma Shearer, Maxine Siegrist. Row 6: Don Sloniker, Betty Smith, Bob Smith, June Smith, Oscar Smith, Betty Sorem, Gary Sparks, Doris Sperry, Truman Stiles, Jeannette Stinson, Bob Straughan. Row 7: Dick Swan, ' Walter Thompson, Herbert Thompson, Jim Thompson, Harry Thurman, Mariory Tony, Lillian Treiberg. Row 8: Mildred Turner, Lois Turner, Richard Van Duine, Doris Van Ness, Billy Van Vafer, Betty Vinson, Pat ' Walker, Dorothy Wallace, Dale Walton! Leonard Warren, John Watson. Row 9: Peggy Wiest, Jim Wilcox, Ramona Williams, Ronald Williams, Dolores ' Windle. Gloria Winters, Don Wolfe, Lloyd Woodbury, Don Woolsey, John ' Worsham, Betty Yeakle. Row 1: Bob Wright, Wynn Roberts, Winston Carter, Richard Endean, Gordon Hjalmarson, Tommy Regan, Gerry Barnes, Bob Yanez, Richard Clary. Row 2: George Robison, Mary Chenoweth, Corrine Rowse, Jo-Ann Watson, Elaine Brightenburg, Christine Weber. Row 3: Louise Ferre, Lorna Eubanks, Sydney Goodwin, Jean Foster, Shirlee Hanmer, Jackie Brigham. GENE McCOOK AND HIS JIVE CREW AT THE AUTUMN BACKWARD DANCE. . . . RATIONING WAS THE THEME! mmm fer-ief?fcu5? This list includes those whose pictures we were unable to secure Ada Bodmer Robert Callahan Ward Fraser FOURTEENS Joseph Grazewiski Margaret Hall Carol Hendrick Hallie Riesenmey Glenn Johnson Dorothy Minier Mabel McEachern Balbins Acinas Bill Bertles Chester Bise Anne Blacy Leon Boles Philip Carr Winifred Dobbins Doris Eisman Shirley Elliot Wes Eskridge Josephine Figueroa Lois Fort Mildred Gathman THIRTEENS Brian Gordon John Havins Wilma La-Rose Mary Leonardo Helaine Maloy Jo Marek Pat Marlor Jim Neville Fred Orr Merre Jayne Pekor Louella Plush Lee LeRoy Rayle Glen Ronk Nancy Saldubehere Raymond Scott Mabel Shelton Rosalie Shere Dick Smitli Connie Smith Nina Smith Margaret Steen Dorothy Stovall Jo Bell Thompson Don Vaniman William Walters Ola Witt Barbara Bicourt Janet Booher Phillips Sarah Carrier Bill Colburn Joyce Eubanks Phyllis Gaston TWELVES William Harris Harry Kohler Douglas Mets John Moss Robert Newton Marjorie O ' Brien Louise Williams Leslie Olson Vanita Sanchez Don Shaw Dee Strickland Knott Kathryn Stuart Betty Tapie Ronald Adams Jean Bergem Doris R. Brown Arthur Carter Merced Cobos Tommy Dee Mary Eaton Junta Elam Ruth Ellis Helen Foster Roselle Furr ELEVENS Bill Henrick William Higginbotham Evelyn Holthe Mary Houck Betty Hughes John Johnston Charles Klimer Robert Malone Dorothy Martin Lennard Mead Mildred Mercer Chuck Mileham Edna Mitchel Jess Ramirez Buddy Schouweiler Robert Stafford George Todd Don Valencia Ray Valencia Bob Wade Gloria Wakeland Virginia Walhs ACTIVITIES c BIBLt CLUB 1- H - 3 The BIBLE CLUB, one of VJC ' s most honored organizations, has held weekly meetings throughout the year, under the capable leader- ship of Bob Hall, president, Mary Jane Brown, vice-president, and June Smith, secretary. Their goal has been to further the club ' s " Three Fs " — fun, faith, and fellowship. THE DRAMATICS CLUB, with Miss Louise Scott as director, has presented numerous plays and devoted much time to the study of acting and the theatre as a vocation or hobby. In addition, the class recorded a series of radio plays which were broadcast over KTMS. Left to right: Genevieve Powell, LaNor Lombard, Norma Case, Noreen McNees, Barbara Power, Bob Hall, Betty Cooper, David Dmgman, and Miss Scott. OfiflfUflllCS GIfiLS ' CHOIfi flj.s. cflBinn r. S ' i ' ' " ' ' %7:3 A ii 2 j o. UJ.e.fl.TORD if GIRLS ' CHOIR — Top How: Priscilla Peters, Durette Cook, Louise Hamilton, Joyce Simpson, Betty Lewis, Jimmy Hendrickson (accompanist), Bette Boyer, Caroline Newman, Viola Harling, Edith Mae Murray. Second Row: Miss Long (director), Jo-Ann Watson, OUie Childers, Patricia Martin, Clara Romer, Mary Jane Brown, Florence Berg, Elizabeth Eggers, Bette Higgins, Christine Weber, Shirley Horn. Third Row: Alice Burns, Virginia Dyer, Patricia Dinely, Jackie Strobel, Mary LeRoy, Lois Middleton, Betty Halverson, Connie Peters, Jeanne Patterson, Nancy Amour. AWS OFFICERS: Lorraine Best, Jewel Slaughter, Betty Veit, Bette Higgins, Polly Pinkerton, Connie Peters (president), Mrs. Knox (Dean of Women), Bette Boyer, Gloria Slack, Jo-Ann Watson, Verna Strong, Pat Doerr, Barbara Wilkes, not pictured, (vice-president). WAA OFFICERS: Clara Romer, Joan Weber, June Smith, Patty Hodge, Catherine Cate, Doris Bolyard, Pat Doerr (president). Norma Case (secretary), Varian Estill, M;ss Carlson (advisor). £ ' if ■■fLfVfOIf] GRflDf ■ Tfil-y _ Lfllffi 5? CLUB S Hi-y UTH GRADE TRI-Y — Top Row: Jean Havins, Thelma Fox, Bonnie Thomas, Velma Anderson, Betty Loughboro, Doris Darner, Evelyn Bower, Joan Havins. Second Row: Elizabeth Gunn, Maxine Eidson, Noreen McNees, Barbara Lunblad, Jean Foster, Doris Sperry, June Smith. Bottom Row: Gloria Winters, Eloise Bays, Myrna Matter, Nanette Hope, Joan Johnson, Doris Van Ness. LETTERMENS CLUB — Standing: Bob Kelley, John McGonigle, James Corey, Bill Books, John Hardacre, Dale Perry, Coach Gowder, Dick Poole, Lee Valentine, Wally Fov ler, Roger Hager, Truman Stiles, Frank Guthrie. Kneeling: Frank LaBrum Howard Nyes, Glenn Clements, Don Williams, Tom Walbridge, Floyd Fulton, Walter Cottriel, Vincent Foster. Bottom: Ernest Beyer, Bob Yanez, Dale Lythgoe, Gene Bivens, Jack Clark, David Edmonson, Bob Smith, Harry O ' Connor, Max Houlihan. HIY — Top Row: Wayne McDowell, Tom Walbridge, David Edmonson, Don Armitstead, Allen Andrews, Leonard Warren, Jim Wilcox. Don Woolsey. Bottom Row: Lauren Lott, Harold Parker, Frank Guthrie, Mac Grizzard, Bill Dugan, Lee Mosher, Bob Simonson, Paul Knox. fuiuet T HE Future Farmers of America is a national organization of boys studying vocational agriculture. Their primary aim is the development of agricultural leadership, cooperation, and citizenship. The local chapter includes, as pictured — Row 1: Lloyd Black; Jack Clark, 2nd vice-president; Mac Grizzard, reporter; Tommy Ramsden; Lee Pitts. Row 2: Gary Sparks, treasurer; Ronald Dovin; George Marinovich; Don Sloniker; Wayne Appling; Lee Valentine; Richard Van Duine; Bob Donlon, sergeant-at-arms. Row 3: Armand Owen, secretary; Joe Garcia; Bob Poplin; Wally Fowler; Bob Yanez; Willard McNeil. Row 4: Mr. Aspinwall, advisor; Gene Bivin, vice-president; Raymond Lemmon; John Nance; Richard Clary; Harold Parker; Don Mets; Joe Mullis. Jerry Bliss, not shown, is president of the organization. The group has sponsored various local and state projects this year and has competed individually or as a group in several contests. Pot lucks and barbecues are the mainstays of the recreation program; however, most of these have been curbed this year. 1 jw_5E fiiflfiCHinG....fiiflfiCf]iOG..JflRCHIIlG s [[ P I R fl T fl S I flff Editor Polly Pinkerton Assistant Editor Pat Snow Advertising Manager . . . Frank Guthrie Assistant Roger Clark Business Manager Dale Perry Photographer, Staff Artist . . . John Nance Assistant Richard Clary Sports Editor Dale Lythgoe Calendar Editors Patty Hodge Beth Newcomb Division Editors Frank LaBrum Muriel MacKenzie James Scott Verna Strong Mrs. Hazel Lamb Advisor VENTURA ■ 11 Midi) rniivAE JU N I OK CO L1E6E VENTURA, CALIFORNIA. JUNE 1, 1944 Look Who ' s Squawkin ' By BILL BERTLES You ' ll Burn With tliL return of good weather JC ' ers are going in small groups to the beach to get the beginning of a tan. Although the water is still much too cold for comfort, some brave souls are ventur- xu ' J, ankle deep into the brine. It won ' t be long until students are ditching school to go swimming instead of skiing, and the pool hall will be de- serted in the afternoons. HUGE FIRES RACE OUT OF CONTROL IN U ' : BLACK ARROW INVOLVED COACH COWDER SAYS, " FILLMORE WILL BEAT 100 TOO IN FIRST CAME! " By DALE LYTHGOE Jaysee ' s pessimistic " Papa " Gowder predicts dark future for Preps. Team despondently wipe away tears as they sob ' We will fight to the bitter end! " " MOLE " CAPTURES ATTENDANCE AWARD VACCINATIONS POPULAR STATES POWELL By MUCH ABASHED Scandalous occurrences are frequent in the Buckmaster- Gowder second period study hall. Why. the other day with- out too much coaxing Gerone- vievp Powell displayed her vaccination mark to the fol- lowing admirers: " The Bird. Please " Nance, " Gargantua " Corey, and " Boogie Beat " Hen- drickson. who was dl - f nr-!- ably discharged- By Your Having Reporter POU.V pinKkkton Believed fo have been started by the Block " Arrow. 12 people perish, (pg. 2) WEEPING STUDENTS PREPARE FAREWELL FOR GOOD OLE ' LARRY ' By NANETTE HOPE Blackjacks, baseball bats, bricks and arsenic were the thcnie. at a lovely tea hold at the county jail. The retiring Dean of —- — — j Men was lovely in a new dpu- BIC MESS ON CAMPUS: bio breasted straight jacket. WHO IS SHE? BLONiD?! (Continued on page 3) LAC.OMARSINO ANH NANCE TRY SI RIDE DIVE OFF CLPFF— Vi Just hke paratroor- ' | mg ■■GKRONIMO " ' pared to d i v u qiialidtx) entlt. world peace y. IT, .S. Sccretn Hull in. his «t.itement. kite on the peace or a riheX.eagnie Speak sOFsior c Hull ' s s l.elpfui pressed iln the United same gen their plarj the war. Tlie pritDi iiiarj ' exch, constanUy am 34 Uniti-d N; ert Ihnt anm prehonsive i jecl I ' .-innol neai future, " It IS a topic whic, r ' .iffer ;it all from thoug considered discussion VET Sl ' RE OF POLIO O.IAI. — UP ' _ The B pnlice department has soh Fr.-jncis J. Driseoll ' s poslw ploymenl problem. A vet rrort Than 40 bombing mi Dri rul! was appintert In th hce job he had applied for i year? ago before enlisting m army. In 1927 air uan port passengers paid 13 ceuta a mile; today they p y abyul 5 ceiu . - UP; — Tiip- Id it W.-ii: dis- ' j ' T irieiM ' .y ;in ■ riuction and ad clolhmg at ncfins of rrstor- ro . ( ' .-■-t-n- s fNO VI ' the - _- tasteii, while othc; raiders bw- the Popoli station on the Pustara-Rome route. SimulUuifuubly, iurniiiUons ol 1 O ' -her tiijhtcr squadron; ed the Adnutic lo sirafe tn op conffntratmn; and road transpurt along the Yugoslav coast. f-i " i;i- n oi tiif Qu, i. ...V -.. - is scheduled to appeui Mlii P.iuijat i MXbuiy? MiSomn thuic .. Ir. Draper, the dancer, as one of next the present cast are several war winters Ventura Cunteil bi.rieb ,.i.iki.;-i and two Sp.irs. H. SEPTEMBER .1, JERK, we ' re back to work. Under order of the Board of Education and after that free-for-all-brawl officially called registration day, those kids who were physically able trouped gayly (?) back to good old VJC for another nine months of readin ' , writin ' and ' rithmetic, not to mention the jumpin ' and jivin ' end of the deal. . . . the freshmen had their day — not that they appreciated it; the underclassmen really got it — and right in the neck. The screams of the pursued, the groans of the wounded, and the moans of the dying became so commonplace that even the most tenderhearted felt no compassion after so long. Frosh day terminated with a " come-as-you ' re-picked-up-off-the-field dance, where broken and bleeding elevens stumbled dazedly among the fiend- ish, funmaking upper division studes. Whatta life — and everyone was sooo nice and friendly during the " Hello Day " and dance! ... a Teachers ' Institute session provided us with a legitimate excuse for not attending this noble institu- tion. Good ' nuff, ' cause in those days legit excuses were practically not. . . . the Pirate Press began to roll off the press, featuring a column by first-semester editor Bill Bertles, who has long since departed from Jaysee premises. . . . gals becomingly (?) bedecked in hair bows and bloomers had great fun acting their age at the annua! AWS Kid party in the barn. Childhood days at their best passed in review, the evening being filled with games such as drop-the-hand- kerchief, London Bridge, and ring-around-the-rosy. . . . plans got underway for the Memorial Room in honor of former Jaysee students now in the service of our country. . . . Jimmy Hendrickson and Bob Hall were among those featured on the weekly broadcast from the local USO this month. . . . Jaysee classes were dismissed at 10:45, September 9, to attend Ventura ' s Victory House parade; Main Street was lined with admiring throngs viewing the naval and construc- tion battalion groups from Camp Rousseau and army companies from stations near Ventura. (Oh boy, we gotta admit there ' s something about a soldier — sigh, sigh). . . . OCTOBER During the month of hobgoblins, scheduled assemblies got underway with the first musical program featuring the " reef " Camp Rousseau band. Man, those musical gobs really send you — right out of this world. . . , urging girls to come out for after-school sports, WAA officers were introduced in an assem- bly. After several musical numbers. Miss Randy Evans of the USO narrated some of her world-tour experiences. ... in an attempt to improve the condition of the ground and eliminate the " trash gremlins " , local school government officials ftjoard of commissioners) initiated a " Clean Campus " drive. . . . " Buy a stamp; hear your favorite recording, " was the offer of the " War Stamp Stomps " held in the Jaysee jerks ' hang-out (the student union, no less) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. " Pistol Packin ' Mama " really did her bit toward pushing the drive over the top. . . . class officers were elected — there were hardly enough thirteenth and fourteenth grade studes to fill the bill; at least there was not much difficultv in deciding who were to be candi- dates. ... a motion picture of an epic drama of savage jungle life, " Beyond Singapore, " was shown by Captain Harry Schenck in an assembly. . . . the Tri-Y ' s and the Bible club organized for the year ' s activities. . . . painting an intimate picture of life in the South Pacific, Lieutenant Colonel Altpeter USMC, former Jaysee English instructor, in a visit to our fair campus, spoke of every- thing from fox holes and " tales, " bulldozers and " bull-gangs, " to jungle tactics and hula girls. . . . with Gene McCook and his " Jive Bombers " providing the accompaniment, the Gingham and Cords dance was held in the barn. . . . taking their cue from Dick Tracy (or maybe it was the Lone Ranger) Jaysee campus " Big Shots " brandished their fire rams, killing off some of the already sadly depleted male population (they were " just playin ' , " of course). . . . noted violinist Yehudi Menuhin opened the Ventura Concert series with a recital in the auditorium. . . . using rationing as the theme. Associated Women Students went " all out " in their efforts to alleviate the man-power shortage by staging the first Backward dance of the year, where Wally Fowler reigned as " King Wolf " . . . . because migratory workers filled the need, the students were not called for harvest work — no reflection on our lemon and walnut picking intended. . . . NOVEMBER With dreams of turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie already taunting VJC studes, the last month of fall made its appearance. . . . do-re-mi-fa-so rang out as the a cappella choir, girls ' trio and soloists practised for the first musical assembly of the year, . . . the hills behind VJC were in flames! Of course, none of the students would think of cutting classes unless they were badly needed, but our JC " men " did a swell job of helping (with the moral support of the coeds). . . . P-I-R-A-T-E-S Rah! Cheer leaders, Jimmy Hendrickson ' s reet little band, and guys and gals yelling until their throats were sore, all helped to make the first bang-up pep rally of the year. . . . studes of JC rushed home and with trembling fingers opened and peeked into envelopes containing first- quarter grades. . . . VJC ' s dream team under bright lights, strutted their stuff for a rootin ' tootin ' crowd of football fiends and fans. . . . there was no excuse for JCers losing their way in the moonlight after the dimout was lifted and the lights went on again in Ventura by the Sea. . . . twenty AWS members thrilled over a train ride and the AWS-WAA conference and as an added feature, the cadets (drool-drool) of Compton JC. ... an interesting talk on China was given by Rev. Phillip Yung Lee, brilliant native of Canton, China. . . . Prep football squad was getting " in the groove " for meeting the Oxnard Yellow- jackets and the Fillmore Flashes. . . . plenty of familiar selections, as well as those not so often heard, were included in the operatic Artist series program presented by the All-Star Columbia Quartet, Nino Martini, Igor Gorin, Josephine Tuminia and Helen Oltheim. . . . Ahhhh, now for that Thanksgiving dinner and two whole days ' vacation! DECEMBER Although traditionally the month of Christmas trees, holly berries and Santa Claus (for those JC age and under), VJC students started out the month by remembering another day, the second anniversary of Pearl Harbor, by digging deep into their pockets to buy that extra war stamp or bond. . . . Pirates were sad that the wind was blowing away the " little red schoolhouse, " but no weeping was evident because of the forced one-day vacation. . . . Dr. Clark and his mighty (?) volleyball team accepted the challenge of the WAA volleyball sharks with the WAA ' ers coming out on top. . . the Christmas cantata entitled " A Letter from Home, " written and staged by Louise Scott, and compiled and directed by Addie Belle Long, was presented in an eve- ning performance by the music and drama departments. . . . the young ladies (gals) wore their prettiest formals and the lads borrowed dad ' s best tie to dance in a winter wonderland of ice and snow (synthetic, of course) at the annual Christmas formal. . . . the Pirate Press did itself proud by publishing a special Christmas servicemen ' s edition to send to all the former Pirates in the U. S. and abroad. . . whew! " No more lessons; no more books; no more teacher ' s dirty looks " for two glorious, carefree weeks of Christmas vacation. JANUARY Well, gang, back again to the old grind. January marked the beginning of the end of the first semester. Guess what happened then — that was the end — period! Yep, those final exams were terrific. . . . students were over- whelmed by the additional five minutes allowed between periods. . . victorious Prep football players were guests at a Ventura Lions club luncheon with Coach Jeff Craveth. . . . second semester election time — ASB candidates were introduced at a matinee dance in the boys ' gym, and — hey, Walbridge, stop kissing those babies! . . . necks were craned to the rear of the auditorium as Mr. Phillip B. Robertson, garbed in the dress of a Palestine shepherd, made his way to the stage blowing an antiquated bagpipe-like instrument to present an assembly of musical hits of 1944 B. C. . . . Ventura cagemen downed Santa Barbara by a small margin. ... in a special assembly for boys. Major Arthur L. Knight, AAF, explained the advantages and procedure of enlisting in the Army Air Forces as an aviation cadet of air crew training. . . VJC bid fare- well to Larry Ver Husen, dean of men for the last five years. . . . Joseph Ellis spoke on Java, making interesting comments on the people, their habits and customs, and describing the islands and the animals found on Java. ... to those gals with the necessary " internal fortitude, " Registered Nurse Ellen Vogel offered a career in the noble profession of nursing. . . . Pirate prep cagers met Santa Paula — we won! . . . after the departure of Milton (MOLE) Poulos for the Marines and Nick Chakires for the Air Corps, campus capers and cut-ups were noticeably less — yes! . . . some mighty brave guys took Army Air Corps tests. . . . portraying the woes of a director trying to put on a play, a one-act comedy farce, " Rehearsal " by Christopher Morley, was presented in a girls ' assembly by the dramatics department under Miss Louise Scott. . . . receiving their high school diplomas, eight lucky, lucky JCers were graduated in mid- term. . . . FEBRUARY Put that hatchet away, Junior — you ' re bound to hit yourself over the head with it and ruin the HATCHET. Besides George Washington was quicker on the draw and got the cherry tree before you had a chance at it, or you would have doo ' d it. . . . Twelfth grade carnival was acclaimed a big success. . . . the first w hispers of a VJC annual for 1944 got around. . . . Dale Lythgoe was elected to take AMS president ' s post vacated by Howard Fisher. . . . Frank (Patrick Henry) Guthrie, Mary Jane Brown, and Mike McCabe ran a close race with Frank finally coming out ahead in the Ventura section of the annual Lions club speaking contest. . . . three-hour Army-Navy tests were given to aspiring future GI ' s. . . . sweet little valentines circulated between " love bug bitten " boys and their " sweetie-pies " and visa versa. . . . the Ag depart- ment entered the cattle judging contest. . . . big sports dance was held after the last basketball game of the season (and stag tool). . . . hup-2-3-4, hup-2-3-4 could be heard above the pattering of little feet and the groans of the foot-sore as fem marchers as well as our army-bound he-men took part in mass military drill every other Wednesday. . . . studes brought books for sailors that were shipping out and tapped their toes to the music of the Camp Rousseau dance band when they gave us one solid hour of jump and jive with a little boogie added for seasoning. . . . with food the main object of their attention, the high and mighty (few) upper division studes organized at a pot-luck luncheon. . . . Washington ' s birthday came in handy for fagged Pirates, who enjoyed an afternoon siesta on that day. ... no tea was served at the WAA " tea " , but there was plenty of luscious cake, and varsity stars were awarded to out- standing players. MARCH Hey! Winter was supposed to be nearly over with March coming in like a lion to blow away any threatening clouds that dare show their " puffy pusses, " but alas — drip, drip, (need 1 say more?). . . . despite the drizzly rain, there was one heavy date that 75 VJC coeds did not miss — the date with dad for the Father and Daughter Banquet. . . . " You say you ' re heading for Arizona " was a typical wisecrack heard as T.B. tests were given to all twelves. . . educational but interesting (!) was Alonso Baker ' s speech on " American For- eign Policy " given at a student assembly. . . WOW! what a show — the " Dimouts of 1944 " made a smash hit with seabees and sailors of Camp Rousseau and the cadets of Mira Loma. . . . the same performers including Pete Beaman, Gene McCook and his band, Priscilla Peters, Mary LeRoy, Pat Dinely, Virginia Dyer, Catherine Gate, Jimmy Hendrickson, Bettie Higgins, Ida Madrid, Johnny Mae Rae, Ernie Smith and Peggy Raysor gave a Red Cross Benefit show in the JC auditorium. . . . Hi-Y came to life on the last lap, and organized elevens and twelves into one group. ... a student assembly featured Joy Robinson, entertainer. . . . one of the Artist series, Lubeshutz and Nemenoff, famed Russian pianists, presented a delightful pro- gram. . . . the lettermen (VJC wolves) sponsored a come-if-you-can-get-a-babe- to-come-with-you sports dance in the big gym. . . . reviving the old drill team spirit, thirty girls learned special GI marching technique from Mrs. Carr. . . . four little country gals on the Pirate Press Staff ventured to the big city (L.A.) to attend Newspaper Day at USC and afterwards fearlessly to join the " bobby sock army " to drool over Frankie (swoon-swoon) Sinatra. y. " APRIL ' JijA ii t ' lr ' - ' month of showers, flowers, and fools - APRIL so we ' re told. . . . gals from VJC aided the Ventura Red Cross chapter in going over the top by collecting funds at outdoor tables stationed down town and during intermission at the local theaters. . . . clamoring for boogie and more boogie, jaysee music fans ) " X (Z U-i-t v- ' ' Miss Rose Renick, blind pianist and entertainer, really " dug " their jive when she appeared in a program sponsored by the National Transcribers ' ociety for the Blind at Palo Alto. . . . Future Farmers enjoyed (and who wouldn ' t?) steaks of pre-war variety, beans, and all the trimmings at their A l x ' - ' - i monthly potluck at Seaside Park. The Future Farmers also held the last Green V A . Hand initiation of the year this month. . . . with the girls footing Ihe bills for the evening, the second AWS Backward dance with " A Night in Harlem " as its theme was staged in the boys ' gym — music was provided by the junior high dance band. . . . Katherine Dunham and her terrifically hot tropical review , hit Ventura to close the concert series. . . . about this time the cameraman H -fr-r . was busily shooting campus activities and school organizations for EL PIRATA. Hancock Ensemble of outstanding concert artists came to us through the 0 : V jc -- ' Vv-aJ I rp courtesy of the Allen Hancock Foundation at USC. . . . the Southern California oO- ' ' - ' tx y Telephone company brought us a movie and speaker. . . . unfolding the lives Uof a couple of average young people, " The Judge and the Dope Peddler " was presented in the auditorium by Henry B. Hall. . . . scholarships were offered I ' ' by various colleges to the " intelligencia " of the graduating class. . . . Sigmund i, _- _A.--v ' - »-A Romberg ' s masterpiece of musical romance, " The Student Prince, " appeared in the auditorium for a night ' s performance. . . . seniors were measured for caps and gowns in preparation for that day of days in June. t d MAr With new songs and stuff, the revised edition of the Jaysee " Dimouts ot 1944 " wowed the public again — this time proceeds went to help the American Legion in their activities for the service men. . . . the question of the month was, " Who is to be Queen of the May? " ... at the annual AWS Mothers ' and Daughters ' tea, Mrs. Ethel Gardner, costumed in Mexican dress, told oi her travel south of the border. . . . ditch day afforded fagged and bedraggled seniors a chance to take it easy — the beach providing a very popular destina- tion. ... in spite of the lack of enthusiasm during the preceding month, the ASB Spring formal went over in a big way. . . . football heroes, basketball sharks, track flashes, and baseball stars received due recognition for their efforts in a special award assembly. . . . seniors began to doubt whether the long and tedious rehearsals were worth it all. . . . studes got " on the beam " as they listened to Mrs. Carol Flanagan, representative of the Douglas Aircraft, Santa Monica, speak on ihe subject, " Flight in the Future " . . . giving them the same opportunity that would be given students at a music conservalOiy, a recital was presented by Priscilla Peters and Pat Dinely; and another, by Virginia Dyer and Jimmy Hendrickson. ... as the semester was drawing to a close, more midnight oil was burned in preparing postponed term projects and book reports. . . . Memorial Day- -a shortened schedule — and thoughts were along a more serious vein. . . . the Jaysee auditorium was the scene of the annual baccalaureate services for the twelfth and fourteenth grade classes. JUNE -j GfiflDUflTIOn JOf PIRBTf Meet " Joe Pirate " , Jaysee ' s he-man. Yes, those bulging biceps and curly locks belong to Frank LaBrum, elected by the students as the typical twelve. At first sight, one gets the im- pression that here is the ideal man with whom a girl could be cast away on a desert isle, but " uh-uh " , blushes Frank, " girls are nice — to look at. " Although he may never gain any laurels as a great lover, loyal Pirates will remember his performances on the gridiron, court, and dia- mond for years to come. .-7j . , :,: ' , ' uf;- " --7. _ z u SPORTS - ■ ' " 6ei L y ' JUO € € , ' J € a i -a ' i y y c . " - y ' y • COACH BOB GOWDER Leads Babes to Sixth Straight Preps Opponents 34 . . . . Santa Paula ... 7 21 . . . . . Oxnard . ... 2 33 . . . . . Fillmore . . . . 34 . . . . Santa Paula . . . 27 . . . . . Oxnard . . . . 25 . . . . . Fillmore . ... 6 174 15 Although there was no JC athletics this year, the Ventura County League resumed all high school sports after an absence of one year. Playing a double round-robin schedule, the Babes scored a clean sweep of six wins against no losses to annex the county grid crown for the sixth consecutive year. Because of the war transportation situation, no non-league games were played. Coach Bob Gowder started the season without one returning letterman; however, he turned up with a small but scrappy eleven. PIRATE PREP GRIDDERS — Standing: Lovatt, Williams, Nye, Henry, Cottriel, Melzer, Marinovich, McCabe, LaBrum. Guthne, Stile s, Ronk, McGonigle. Corey. PopUn. Row 2: Snider, Fly, O ' Connor, O ' Brien, Saunders, Bullock, Fulton, Logan, ' Woodbury. Row 3: Manager Boles, Kohansby, Kelly, Foster, Bivin, AUred, McDowell, Poole, Ha. Fisher, Ho. Fisher, Lythgoe, Coach Gowder. Row 4: Hardacre, Straughn, Fowler, Books, Perry, Yanez, Wolf, Houlihan, Smith, Manager Beyer, Manager Hager. -A . " -••%. i Foster, right half, eludes Oxnard tackier for a sizable gain as the Preps roll over the Yellowjackets 21-2. 1943 To point out the outstanding Prep gridster of the 1943 varsity would be a difficult assignment. Six of the first team rated all-county honors: Frank LaBrum, end; Mike McCabe, tackle; Dick Poole, guard; Bill Books, center; John Hardacre, halfback; and Max Houlihan, quarterback. The other five were named on the second eleven: Don Williams, end; Howard Nye, tackle; " Art " Henry, guard; Walter Cottriel, fullback; and Dale Lythgoe, halfback. Besides winning an all-county berth and the football captaincy, LaBrum was also named on the all-Southern California high school second team. ■,7 y ,- . ,»»;.j fl» •• « r - ACTION . . . in the Prep-Yellowjacket game, which the Pirates won 21-2. A BASKETBALL — Row 1: Coach Buck- master, Henfce, LaBrum, Guthrie, Corey, Mana- ger Boles. Row 2: Sliles, Cooney, O ' Connor, Lov- att, Hardacre, Gruell. Missing from the pic- ture are Marinovich, Harold Fisher, Howard Fisher, and Lee Valen- fl B fl S K f T B fl L L The Pirate Prep cagers played six Ventura County League games, winning five, to finish in a first place tie with the Fillmore Flashes as co-champs of the league. Joe Buckmaster ' s five also played six practice games, winning four. In county play, the Babes downed Santa Paula 29-7 and 42-31; Oxnard 48-18 and 45-23; Fillmore 39-28; and fell before Fillmore 36-34 with a last second shot as the gun sounded. Playing the strong Santa Barbara quintet in a three game " series, " the Preps edged the Dons two games to one in close overtime contests. Scores were 33-22, 32-34, and 43-36. Again there were many standouts on the Pirate five; such as Harold and Howard Fisher, midget forwards who could hit the hoop from almost anywhere; Milo Marinovich, sky- scraping center; John Hardacre, Tom Walbridge, and Frank LaBrum, guards. Because of the difficulty of getting the coaches and sport scribes together, no official " all-conference " team was picked in basketball this year. JOE BUCKMASTER " akes Over Coaching Duties Again .: ' Mm Harold and Howard Fisher not only were standouts on the football team at fullback and quarterback respectively, but were also first string forwards on the varsity basketball squad under Buckmaster. Both drilled the basket continually in practice and in games all year. B B fl S K f T B (1 L L For the first time in many years, a B basketball schedule was carried out by the four county league schools with the Pirate five easily winning all six games. League scores with Santa Paula were 51-7 and 32-22; Oxnard 56-22 and 50-23; and Fillmore 45-24 and 21-13. In practice games, however, the lightweights did not fare so well, losing to Nordoff 19-18, and to Ventura Jr. High 25-22, but later drubbing the Mariners in a return game 29-15. Paul Wilson, tennis mentor for both junior high and VJC, took over the coaching duties. B BASKETBALL — Row 1: Manager Boles, Clark, Clemenls, Bivin, Lythgoe, Coach Wilson. Row 2: Beyer, Parada, Foster, Smith, Edmonson, Houlihan. A. B TRACK TEAMS Row 1: Perry, Lingel, Arneal, Henke, Cottriel, Ronk, Saunders, Ran- dall, Manager Dugan. Row 2: Warren, Wool- sey, O ' Connor, Ed- monson, Fulton, Logan, Ricards, Coach Gow- der. Row 3: Manager Felton, Roberts, Lythgoe, Barnes, Yanez, Bivin, Foster, Thurman. G [ I S f I 4g- M»MjtU.- i| M ■ As El Pirata goes to press. Bob Gowder ' s Pirate Prep A and B teams have competed in only one meet but are eagerly looking forward to the Oxnard meet and the county finals May 13 at Houser Field. In the triangular contest the Babes completely walked over Santa Paula and Fillmore by scoring 92 points to 29 for the Cardinals and 1 1 for Fillmore in class A. Class B scores were 44 for Ventura, 39 for Fillmore, and 25 for Santa Paula. Although times and distances do not compare with those of former years, a few good perform- ances have been turned in: Edgar Henke continually put the shot over 42 feet; Walt Cottriel broad- jumped between 19 and 20 feet; and along the line of sprinters, Dale Perry, Bob Yanez, Dale Lythgoe, and Henke all took turns at breaking the tape. EDGAR HENKE Ace Shol-Putler WALTER COTTRIEL Up in the Air DALE PERRY Opens Up f ■f BSSiff ' Pictured at the left is Frank LaBrum, ace Hurler of the 1944 Pre;- ....... A; ;.-j..;. :.;..;., ii ulihan connects with a hit at nightly practice. STRItIt THRff Despite the fact that baseball got off to a bad start this year because of the late decision to have it at all and because track was held at the same time, Joe Buckmaster turned out a winning nine. Only two games have been played as this book goes to press, however, but the outcome of the county league looks bright. Fillmore fell before the Venturans 15-5 and Santa Paula was trounced 12-2. In addition to the county playoff, two tilts were scheduled with the powerful Santa Barbara Dons. LaBrum again held the spotlight as the number one hurler on the squad and possibly in the county. Don Valencia, Max Houlihan, Glenn Clements, Frank Guthrie, and many others played top-notch ball all season. ' ?»v A ' -pfM r ei -»QU ' - A-r-k-« - A iC-i PREP BASEBALL — Row 1: Trainer Turner, Garcia, Corey, LaBrum, Walbridqe, Books, Sloniker, Hager, Carter. Row 2: Clements, Williams, Regan, Guthrie, Melzer, Kelly. Row 3: Houlihan, Arnett, McDowell, Valencia, Stiles, Rylee, Beyer, Manager Antchagno. ■■■ ■ nil— nil— «)I O. 1. „. .1.1 iM Li, + TRY O ' Bri 5 rien s Co?icy Island for THE BEST in SANDWICHES SHORT ORDERS " H ' e ' re liere to please you goons Just drop around any old noon. " EAST MAIN . . . VENTURA BAHN ' S JEWELERS VENTURA CALIFORNIA + + — + FOUNTAIN SERVICE SCHOOL SUPPLIES PRESCRIPTIONS CANDY Our Specialty TOILETRIES College Pharmacy " lilt ' Ciirtcrs " 2090 EAST MAIN STREET PHONE 6597 VENTURA, CALIFORNIA 4..—. +- i . 4. 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McCauley 529 EAST MAIN STREET • VENTURA, CALIFORNIA " A CItceriu] Plate to Eat " April 18, 1944 Dear Mom: Polly Pinkerton and Frank Guthrie, the editor and the advertising manager, respectively, of " El Pirata " , the junior college ' s 1944 yearbook, came in a couple of weeks ago to ask Mr. McCauley to run an ad in their book. He said he would be glad to and then after they left he got to sputtering around and wondering what in the world he would say in the ad. He ' s almost a nervous wreck for worrying about it and I don ' t believe he knows yet what the copy will be and they say the deadline is tomorrow. Of course he didn ' t ask me but if I was him I ' d advertise to the readers of " El Pirata " (that means " The Pirate " , Mom) three things. First off, I ' d tell them that the VJC students have done a mighty fine job on the whole of conducting themselves during this year with the war giving everybody the jitters and stuff. Once in a while I hear some of the boys get a little speedy in a jalopy but I guess they ' re just blowing off excess energy or something while they ' re waiting to go fight the Japs. On the whole they ' re a swell bunch of kids. Then I would tell them again like everybody always does that the future of this community will depend on them and that it won ' t be long before they have all the responsibilities. Then at the last I ' d just mention very briefly that McCauley ' s is a darn good place to eat and that its slogan of " Thick Steaks Thin Pancakes " not only means what it says but they ' re good, too. And then I ' d stop. But, of course, I only work here and he hasn ' t asked me for my views on the subject. Must stop and go to bed now. Mom. Lots of love to you. Pop and Ethelbert. Your loving daughter, Mairzy " !■■ ' ' " - ' 111 1 " i " " 11 Nil " " 1 " m ' III " II IM II " nil " " iiii " ti 1111 1111 1111 ' Ill » " I ' " 11— .11 — Hii " " " " " II " " " -r +•■ I Happy Landings, JC Students: Our good wishes go with you wherever you may be in the years that lie ahead. You have done a swell job in school during this war year and we are proud of you. I 1 TH MAIIV AX PALM + — ■ + THE BEAUTY OF A GIRARD-PERREGAUX WATCH . . . IS MORE THAN SKIN - DEEP ! Inside the case is the sheer beauty of mechanical perfection. All vital parts are of highest quality materials, critically tested and re-tested. Each component unit is assembled by walchbuilding craftsmen whose skill and care is traditional. . . GIRARD-PERREGAUX watches are temporarily limited in the number available, yet unlimited in the pride and satisfaction they bestow! THE JOHNSON COMPANY Jiiurlcrs 379 E. 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Fifth St. OXNARD Phone 192 CALIFORNIA REYES A X I) PR A N Z Complete Fo mi tain Service I 1 I I I I ■ •+ P H arket Main and Oak Streets VENTURA CALIFORNIA 4 0 „„ „„ " For Heaven ' s Sake " SEND THOSE GARMENTS to the Ventura Cleaners SERVICE Phone 48, 6 QUALITY SATISFACTION 39 S. California St. DRUGS 1 PRESCRIPTIONS MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT HILL ' S PHARMACY Newton W. Hill 1930 East Main PHONE 5232 ! SUNDRIES I FOUNTAIN ! I Meta and Garden Streets Uentura Oftd Hueneme OUR HATS OFF TO THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF VENTURA JUNIOR COLLEGE FOR A YEAR OF REAL ACCOMPLISHMENT. MAY GOOD LUCK AND THE BEST OF EVERYTHING BE YOURS IN THE YEARS TO COME. WHERE f)LL UENTURA COUNTY EATS r w E of the " El Pirafa " staff wish to express our sincere appreciation to those who have helped to make this publication possible. Instrumental in starting us out were Mrs. Irene Knox, Mr. Ralph Raitt, and Mr. D. R. Henry. Mrs. Hazel Lamb ' s patient guidance and welcome assistance were invaluable, while the tireless efficiency of the office force — Miss Helen Marston, Mrs. Gladys Hooper, Mrs. Geraldine Priest, Mrs. Catherine Holtgrave, and Miss Nancy Richards — was indispensable. Also we extend our thanks to Mr. Harry Green and Miss Opal Mileham, of the Star Free-Press, for their aid and advice on soliciting ads. Needless to say, without Mr. George Finley, of the Pacific Coast Publishing Company, this annual could not be. We thank him for his understanding cooperation in the laying out and editing. To our advertisers we wish to express our gratitude also, for their part was certainly a most essential one. Indefatigable Mr. Thomas Lamm, of Lamm ' s Studio, assuredly deserves due credit for his photographic work, particularly the uncomplaining way he toted his equipment from one end of the campus to the other. On my own behalf I would like to thank those of the staff who relinquished a good part of their Easter vacation to slave on the year book, the others who have so faithfully completed their respective assignments, and Johnnie Nance, who has done some fine short order photography. And lastly a hearty " Thank you " to YOU who supported " El Pirata " ! — EDITOR. o ■ ' ' ' r , NV A y ' i . 4 y I - , ■• - ' o ' .: : i ; ' ' ( ,• - V iS - -i - — y a ' rnrn , ' r ' Vf Li- 0 " . S " 0- I ■°A V C- . e K yf ' ' r MA J .t (Ly V V i ) ' - . -« ? . ?- 6 ' --:_ V - b . _ ' X -- ' " n ■r: .v ' A- , r r A c , .4: ' ' ' - ' .. « -;? ' £ ' C- ' ' t y ' ' ij£ C ' € ' ■ V -
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