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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
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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.
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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.
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