Ventura College - La Revista Yearbook (Ventura, CA)

 - Class of 1944

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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

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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.

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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!

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