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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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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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