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EL ESPIRITU de 1934 VOLUME XXI

JUNE I, 1934


Published Annually by

THE ASSOCIATEO STUDENTS OF

CLAREMONT HIGH SCHOOL CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA


CONTENTS I .. INTRODUCTION 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Foreword Dedication

ADMINISTRATION CLASSES ACTIVITIES ATHLETICS LITERARY Calendar

7. ADVERTISEMENTS Snaps


FOREWORD Each spring as the annual is published, those who have been working on it for the past year see in it the partial fulfillment of their ambitions for the book. It is the sincere hope of those who have created EL ESPIRITU de 1934, ihat the reader may find in it those things which the staff has been striving to create.


DREAMS AND BOOKS Dreams, books, are each a world; and books, we �now, Are a substantial world, both pure and good. Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow. -Wordsworth


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• DEDICATION In a desire to express our sincere ap­ preciation for her unselfish service, and her interest in the activities of our school, we dedicate El Esoiritu de 1934 to our­ friend and counsel�r, Mrs. Margaret Ray Williams


• THE PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE To the Students of the Claremont High School: For some of you this has been a strenuous year. I hope that it has been a profitable one for all. Conditions in the world at present indicate the serious need for bet. ter trained, more courageous people . The pres­ ent generation must admit failure +o solve the problem of equitable distribution. Every person now living, especially the young, will have something to do with the solution of this problem. May each one of you do your full share to make this world a much better place in which to live. ✓ To the Senior Class I wish to express congratulations upon the completion of your high school course. May each one of you find the future filled with rich opportunities for development that appea! to you. May your success in all worthy undertakings be eminently satisfactory. We shall follow your progress with considerable interest, and we wish you God speed. Sincerely yours, Ear! Thompson, Princioa!


FACULTY w;Jliam S. Wood Vice Principal Business Manager Mechanical Drawing Typing Woodwork

Alfred D. Ewington Spanish French Modern History

Miss Gerlrude D. Willows Dean of Girls English

Latin

Mrs. Margaret R. Williams Domestic Science

Burton E. Forney Civics Biology American History Economics World Problems

Mrs. Cornelia K. Hull English Dramatics

Mrs. Minnie M. Howe Orchestra


Miss Grace Eschelbach Art

Mrs. Ada S. Fitts Counsellor Librarian Curricular Advisor

Charles A. Arrington General Science Chemistry Physics

Miss Anna K. Peterson History Social Science

William W. Booth Mathematics

Miss Eleanor A. French Mathematics English

Lyle C. t\�artin Mathematics Physical Education for Boys

Mrs. Hazel B. Nohavec Chorus

Miss Margaret Anderson Physical Education for Girls


Ordwoy C. Gillette. Zetterberq Nixon, Crutcher Griffith, Massee J. Gillette To,nplins Clork Bernard Bremmer, Horwood. Thompson

SENIOR HICH STUDENT COUNCIL Continuing a project which has proven of great benefit during the post two years since its inception, the Senior High Student Council has by full and hearty cooperation of the Student Body accomplished much in promoting student partici­ pation in school government and the establishment of finer attitudes. This organization which is composed of the members of the Executive Board the president ond a represen+ative from each of the Senior High classes, meets every two weeks to discuss the problems and interests of the students themselves and to try to carry out plans proposed by them, either directly or through their class represen­ tatives. The drive for Red Cross membership wos coriducted as a competition betwee1 the classes. The Thanksgiving and Christmas projects were sponsored as usuol with a generous ond kindly spirit. The improvement of conduct at inter-school games and the demonstration of a finer school spirit were matters discussed, os well as that of behavior in halls and classrooms. Other problems for discussion and recommendation were the enforcement of safety-first precautions, and the adjustments made neces­ �ary by the vacating of the old building in January, when congestion of classrooms and study halls created very real difficulties. We regret that some of our ambitious dreams could not be realized this year, and added to the achievemen•s of past years, and we sincerely hope that the next Counc:1 moy do still more to further the · nteres+s and pleasures of our s+uden+ body.

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Bertsch, Joquo, Lincoln, Brodley, Hough, Von Voorhis Booth, Whitney, lngrom, J. Miller, Johnson, M. Miller, Colboth

JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT COUNCIL The Junior High Student Council, since its inauguration two years ago, has rapidly become influential as a representative group. It is composed of the Executive Board, and the President and an elected representative from each class, and meets once every two weeks to discuss problems confronting the Junior High Student Body. This yec1r has been an especially busy one for the Council, due to unusual prob­ lems arising from the crowded conditions following the vc1cating of the old building. Council members ably took the situation in hand and made arrangements by which wraps could be cc1red for, despite the lack of cloak rooms. Since the futile attempt two years ago to start a Junior High paper, there has been a desire on the part of the Junior High Student Body for the privilege of reading the Wolf Packet. The Council made it possible for the Junior High students to receive the paper at a very �-light cost. The Junior Red Cross drive was carried out in the usual manner, in charge of a Council member appointed by the President. The annual Christmas program was sponsored this year by the Junior High at the suggestion of the Council. Percival Wilde's "The Enchanted Christmas Tree" was presented, the cast being chosen from all three classes. After this yec1r's achievement, the Junior High Student ·Council goes forward with renewed ambition and energy to a year which we hope is full of added oppor­ tunities and responsibilities.

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EXECUTIVE BOARDS Senior High School President Vice-President Secretary Annual Editor Business Manager

.. Robert Griffith .... ..... ...... .............. Stephen Zetterberg .......... May Tompkins ...... Claire Gillette . . Richard Ordway Junior High School

President Vice-President Social Chairman Treasurer

Jean Miller .. Ruth Whitney Mary Booth . . ... . . . . .................. Emily Johnson

The Executive Boards of both the Junior and Senior High School have worked earn­ estly for the best interests of the student bodies. The program of the year has called for the highest endeavor possible, and the executive members have done their parts admirably. Due to the condemnation of the old building since the recent earthquake dis­ aster, it was necessary to abandon twelve of the old classrooms and use only the new building for our various activities throughout the entire second semester. Through ·�he thoughtful consideration and co-operation on the part of the students and faculty, and through the aid of the student councils a satisfactory program was made pos­ sible, and the year has been a profitable one. We hope that the work of this year will go down as Claremont High School his­ tory to encourage the work of future student bodies.

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SENIOR CLASS First Semester

OFFICERS

Claire Gillette ............ ... ... President Prestridge Ellington Vice-President Magdalena Wendt Secre+ary Treasurer Phoebe Anne Hough Alice MacDonald Social Chairman

Secol'd Semester S+ephen Zetteroerg Mae Thompson May Tompkins Beth Helmick James Lyons

The Class of 1934 now bids farewell to its many friends and the happy times spent in Claremont High School. When for +he last time we pass +hrough the portals of the building which has held our friends and our happy experiences for six years. and call a parting farewel! to those who for four, eight, and even twelve years, have been our classmates, we cannot restrain a feeling of sadness which creeps into our hearts, but we open them to new experiences which we hope to be able to share in the days to come. Perhaps we have not ranked highest in scholarship, or placed the greatest num­ ber of players in athletics, but we have the distinction of being one of the most ver­ •atile classes to graduate from Claremont High School. Several of the class have been members of the Scholarship Society and two received life pins. Our ability has been shown in all types of athletics, sweaters being awarded to the boys and pins to 1he girls who have done outstanding work in this field. Dramatics have claimed a rumber of our members in Student Body, Junior. and Senior plays and skits. The casts and choruses of the operettas have always held scores of our classmates. The stage crews for the various productions have been drown from our ranks. Members have held offices in the Student Body and other organizations· others have contributed to the success cif Scribblers, the Annual, and the Wolf Packet. Contributions have been mode to the Orchestra, Girls' Glee Club, and other musical groups. Last if not least we have helped to carry on the social life in general. But as a parting word, we wish to thank the faculty for the instruction and guid­ ance which we have received. The founda+ions of our lives have been laid· ·+ is now for us to build upon them and form the structure of the life which we go forwara to complete in the years to come.

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BETH HELMICK

Treasurer, Class-4 Wolf Packet-4 G.A.A. Pin ·chonila" ''Oh Doctor" 'Pirafore"

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FLORENCE AMASON G.A.A.-2, 3, 4 Girls' Glee Club-2, 3 Presidenl-4 "Oh Doctor" "Tea House of Sing Lo" "Skidding" "Pinafore" "Tea pol on the Rocks'' "Chonita"

WILLIS SWARTS

Orchestra-2, 3, 4 Basketball-2 BMeball-2, 4 Letterman's Club-4

RICHARD GRIER El Espiritu-4 "Pinafore" Stage Crew-4

PHYLA WOOD

Secretary, Class-3 Orchestra-3, 4 G.A.A.-2, 3, 4 Girls' Glee Club-2. 4 President-3 Fashion Show-4 "Oh Doctor" "Tea House of Sing Lo" "Chon it�" "Pinafore" French Club-3 Oratoriu,1 Contest-2

MARJORIE BREMMER

Student Council, Presidenl--4 ScholMship Society-3 President-4 Social Chairman, Class-2, 3 Wolf Packet-3 Edilor-4 G.A.A.-2, 3, 4 Secretary-) "Oh Doctor" "Tea House of Sing Lo': "Chonita" "Pinafore" Fashion Show-), 4 Girls' Glee Club-2, 3, 4

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JAMES LYONS

SARA STYS

Athletic Monoger-3 Student Council-2, 3 El Espiritu-), 4 Scholarship Society-4 President, Class-2 Social Chairman, Class-4 Wolf Packet-3, 4 Basketball D--2, B-3, 4 Tennis-2, 3, 4 Football Monoger-3 Baseball Manager-2 Letterman's Club-2, 3, 4 Sc,ibblers-3, 4 "Pinafore" "Captoin Applejock" "Skidding" ' Tea pot on the Rocks" "Submerged"

Scholorship Scciety-4 Wolf Pocket-4 Orchestra-2, 3, 4 G.A.A. Pin President-4 Hockey Monoger--3 6irls' Glee Club-2, 3, 4 "Oh Doctor" "Choni+a" "Pino/ore" "Our Aunt from Australia" "Wanted Money" Foshion Show-2, 3, 4

MARGRETTA JANE GRAY G.A.A. Pin Hike Monager-4 "Oh Doctor"

LOIS MYRTLE SQUIER G.A.A.-2, 3, 4 Girls' Glee Club-3, 4 Fashion Show-2 "Oh Doctor" "Tea House of Sing Lo" "Chonita" "Pinafore" "Skidding" "Wanted Money"

MAY TOMPKINS

Student Body Secretory-4 Student Council Secretary--4 El Espiritu-4 Secretary, Class-2, 4 Treosu rer, Class-3 Wolf Packet-3 G.A.A.-2. 3, 4 Girls' Glee Club-3, 4 fashion Show-3 "Tea House of Sing Lo" "Chonita" "Pinafore" "The ?attecsons' Dinner" "Oh Docto r"

PRESTRIDGE ELLINGTON Treasurec, Class-2 Social Choirman Closs-2 Tennis-2, 3, 4 Letterman's Club-2, 3 Secretary-4 Scribblers--), 4 "The Teo House of Sing Lo" "Chonita" "Pino/ore" "Skidding" "Teapot on the Rocks''

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PHYLLIS DEAN INGRAM Entered in '33 Fashion Show-4

CHARLOTTE RINGE Wolf Packct-2, 3, 4 Fashion Show-2, 3, 4 "Oh Doctor" "Pinafore"

MAE THOMPSON

Student Council-2, 3, 4 El Espiritu-3, 4 Scholarship Society Vice President-2 President, Class-2, 3 Vice Presideot, Class-2, 4 Girls' Leaouc Treasurer-3 Presilent-4 G.A.A. Pin Hockey Manager-3 Girls' Glee Club-2, 3, 4 "Oh Doctor" "Tea House of Sing Lo" "Chonita" "Pinafore" French Club-3

ALICE MacDONALD

Social C�airman, Class-3, 4 G.A.A. Pin G"rls' Glee club-2 3, 4 "Oh Doctor" Tca House of Sing Lo" "Cnonita" Pinafore" ' Captai,, Applejack" ' S�idding" "Teaoot o, the Rods"

BAYARD McCONNAUGHAY Student Council-3 Scholarship Society-3 President-4 Vice President, Class-3 President, Class-3 Baseball-3 Basketball-4 Scribblers-3 Secretary-4

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LUIS HERNANDEZ "Pinafore"

PEARL MOORE

Treasurer, Class-3 Wolf Packel-4 G.A.A. Pin Hike Mtrnager-3 Baseball Monager-4 Fashion Show-4 "O� Doctor"

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DOROTHY JOOS Wolf Pocket-4 G.A.A.-2, 3, 4 Foshion Show-4 "Oh Doctor" "Pinafore"

ELEANOR HILTON G.A.A. Letter G;rl, Glee Club-4 Fashion Show-2, 4 "Chonita" "Pinafore"

RUTH VAN VOORHIS Orchestra-2 G.A.A.-2, 3, 4 Girls' Glee Club-4 Fashion Show-3, 4 "Oh Doctor" "Tea House of Sing Lo" "Chonito" ''Pinafore"

STEPHEN ZETTERBERG

Entered in '32 Vice President, Student Body-4 President, Class-4 Student Council, President-4 Basketball-3, 4 Tennis-3, 4 Letterman's Club-3 Vice President-4 Scribblers-4 "Chonita" "Pinafore" "Captain Appleiack" "Skidding" "Submerged"

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CLINTON HIBBARD El Espiritu-2, 3, 4 Footboll-3, 4 Lettermon's Club-

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MARION JEAN LAMONT G.A.A.-2, 3, 4 Foshion Show-3, 4 French Club-3 "Oh Doctor"

(l,T� ALTA RUTH SCHMIDT In Attendance-2, 4 G.A.A.-2, 4 Fashion Show-4 "Oh Doctor"

MAGDALENA WENDT Secretary, Class-4 G.A.A.-2, 3, 4 Scribblers-4 "Pinafore" ''The Pottersons' Dinner" French Club-3

ROBERT GRIFFITH

President Student Body-4 Student Council-4 T reasurer, Closs-2 Wolf Padet-3 Football-2, 3 Coptain-4 Boseball-2, 3 Track-3, 4 Letterman's Club-2 Secretary-), 4 "Pinofore" "Teapot on the Rocks" "Submerged"

PHOEBE ANNE HOUGH El Espiritu-3, 4 Scholarship Society-2, 4 President-) Vice President Closs-3 Secretary, Class-3 T reosurer, Closs-4 Wolf Packet-2 G.A.A.-Pin Tennis MaMger-2, 3 Scribblers-3, 4 President-4 Girls' Glee Club-4 "Pinafore" "Skidding"

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SCOTT ROBERTS Entered in '33 Football--4 Letterman's Club-4 •'Pinafore"

CLAIRE GILLETTE

El Espi ritu-3 Editor-4 Student Council-2, 4 President, Class-2, 4 Student Council-2, 4 Footboll-3, 4 I' Letterman's Club-3, 4 "Pinafore" Stage Crew-2, 3 Manoger-4

HELENE CAILLIET

Scribblers-4 "The Teo House of Sing Lo" "Chonito" "Pin11fore"

HEROISM Whether we climb, or whether we plod, Space for one task the scant years lend­ To choose some path that leads to God, And keep it to the end. -Lizette Woodworth Reese

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Hoel, Crowell, McNamee, Quarles, Duncan Nelson, Harwood, Brown, Nixon, Gardner Rice, Whiteside, Lymon, Huddleston, Williams Busby, Sjobed, Pittman, Gillette, Clapp Babson, Tileston, Shotts, Ordway, E. Talbott Houghton, L. Talbott, Hallett

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JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Second Semester

First Semester John Nixon .. Palmer Williams Jane Houghton Barbara Hoel .. Jean Gillette Lois Harwood

President ... Vice.President ... Secretary.... ... ..... Treasurer. .. Social Chairman Council Rep.

John �foon Ned Babson . John Crowell David Lyman Richard Ordway Jean Gi!!ette

Our Junior year has been a full one, brimming with memorable events of high school days. Our most weighty problem was that of the customary springing of Junior sweaters. After much deliberation it was decided that we should break all precedent and spring class colors instead of the usual sweaters. Early in December, undaunted by the taunts of scheming Seniors, we held an informal dance and sprang our blue• and•gold streamers. The class has been ably represented in Student Body and school activities. Junior dramatic ability was displayed in Student Body, Girls' League, Letterman's Club, and Class plays, as well as in the operetta, in which two leading parts were taken. We have been represented in the Scholarship Society by three members, and in Scribblers by four with literary interests. A good number have · shown journalistic tendencies arid have found places on Wolf Packet and Annual staffs. Juniors have placed well in athletics, the boys being mainstays on football, basketball, baseball, and track teams, and the girls continuing on their way toward winning G.A.A. pins. From our ranks was chosen a yell leader for the second consecutive year. We have produced a number of the musical!y inclined who compose the orches• tra and the Girls' Glee Club, musical organizations which have been very much in demand this year. We were unable to have a snow day during the first semester, but this omission was fully atoned for by the beach day which was held in the second-:semester, and was enjoyed immensely. In May came the class production of Booth Tarkington's one•act play, "The Trysting Place", which, with a Junior boys' chorus and a Junior class or• chestra, made a very enjoyable evening program. The Junior-Senior Reception, toward which we looked forward all year long, was an avent of commencement week. As the Class of 1935 goes forth to its Senior year, we hope we may prove our· selves worthy of all the new opportunity and responsibility whrch come with the final year, and we wish to express our deep appreciation and gratitude for the willing help and guidance given by our advisors, Mrs. Williams and Mr. Arrington.

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Libbey, Driver, Swovelond, Steudler, Teuscher, Crutcher, Pierce, Massee, Thompson, Kunkle, Oliver Pheysey, Nicholl, Holtz, D. Morrison, MocHarg, Preos, McConnoughey, Koch, D. Morrison, Brehoul, Immel Stewart, Post, Tobor, Deming, Kaufman, Metcolf, Mcleon, Price, Guerrero, Gomez, Dunn, Holl Wheeler, Ziehlke, Hopkins, Helmick, Clark, Busby, Bernard, Miller, Ballman, Stys, Dolcotor, Sanders

SOPHOMORE CLASS First Semester

OFFICERS

Second Semester

Max Massee President .......... ... .. .... ............ Joseph Crutcher Morris Swoveland . . .... ... ....... ... Vice-President .. . . . ··········--····-·-··-·· John Pierce Gertrude tv1etcalf __ . Secretary .. ···-- _ ---· ------·---·----·-·- ··- Esther Robbins . .. Treasurer..................... .... . . ..... . Richard Post Joseph Crutcher_···----··--- ·-······ . Alice Miller -·-· . . . ··--·- . ... Social Chairman . . -· ·-······ .... ..... . .. Grace Clark Grace Clark ·-·· _ .. _.Council Rep. .. ·--······ ··-···· Frances Bernard When we entered the Senior High School it was to find new opportunities and different paths of endeavor open to us. Our first venture in the way of activity was our party, which came during the first semester and was unusual in that an invitation was extended to the ninth grade as well as to the entire Senior High student body. Again we have several promising athletes among both boys and girls. A large number of the men on the varsity football team were Sophomores, and much interest was shown in other school sports. We are proud that three of the eight who make up �he Claremont chapter of the Scholarship Federation are from our class. Probably i he most outstanding enterprise in which we took part was the operetta, to which this class made distinctive contribution. The Sophomore Class feels that the success of the past year has been due largely to the combined efforts of our advisors, Miss Anderson and Mr. Forney, and we wish to acknowledge their kindly help.

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Glick, Underwood, Loke, Coilliet, Mobley, Lincoln, Hall Wendt, McKenna, Blanchard, Peck, Clark, Holmes, Walser, Booth, Martens, St. Clair, Holtz, Chamness, Johnson, Reynolds Garcia, Wiley, Porter, Clork, Miller, Mead, Daniels, Schmidt, Bradley, Vanderwood, Gutierrez, Kelley, Clork, Eisenorey, Strehle Driver, Lyons, Nance, Nichols, Rodenbaed, Booth, lngrom, Quorles, Miller, Robinson, Luckie, Johnson, Jones, Mclaren, Whitney

FRESHMEN CLASS First Semester

Officers

Betty Ingram ......................................... President ... ..... Jack Wiley.,.. . ... . . ........ .. . ... Vice-President Jean Louise Lyons ...... . .. .... ... ..... . Rec. Sec. Richard Strehle............. .. . . ... . . . ... Cor. Sec. Marie Nance . . .. .. .. .. .. .. ......... ... .... Treasurer Holland Chamness ..... ............. ....... Soc. Chair. John Lincoln ............... . . . . .. ... Council Rep.

Second Semester .. ......... .•John Lincoln . Jean Louise Lyons Kyle-Adams Rodenbaeck Holland Chamness Richard Strehle ....... Jack Wiley Marion Jones

The Class of 1937 has experienced a most happy and successful year, due in a large part to the splendid spirit of cooperation and friendship evin!-=ed by its members. . We have increased the ranks of the Junior and Senior Orchestr as. The ninth grade members of the Prep Chorus have had a share in the production of the annual oper­ etta, "Pinafore", while our dramatic ability was exhibited in the Junior High and Girls' League plays. • This year we have been permitted to share more generously than in previous years the social life of the senior high school, being included in the general invita­ iions extended to the Student Body. Our first semester party was a pleasdnt evening of ddncing in the girls' gym­ nasium, but in the second semester we had a real thrill-our first beach party. In all our plans and activities we have had the willing and generous help of our class advisors, and for this we wish to express to Miss Wi!!ows and Mr. Martin our thanks and appreciation.

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EIGHTH GRADE Fi rs+ Semester

OFFIC ERS

John Jaqua ... . ..... Virginia Rodenbaeck ............. Helen Teuscher .......... ...... Morton Johnson Virginia Pierce

Second Semester

President .. . .... ..Ellen Colbath ...........Morton Johnson .. Vice-President ..Secretary .................... .. ...............Kermit Shotts Treasurer .............. . .... .... .. .Evelyn Oliver Social Chairman ......... . . . ........ Helen Teuscher Members

Dolores Banales Clark Bradley Charles Bowman Virginia Bybee Mary Bertsch Doris Caillief­ Ernest Campos Bob Chapman Mary Chapman Richard Clark Ellen Colbath Bartie Coldiron Helen Crowell Jack Curtis Betty Daves Barbara Dolcator John Dowell Jane Fakler Betty Jane Gapp

Donald Garner !=ranees Griffith Leroy Hall Tom Hitt William Hunt John Jaqua Sayer Johns Morton Johnson Charles Keast Frank Knott Hoyt Landreth Carol Libbey Clarence Lindsey Barbara Matthews Donald Mead Ellen Miller June Morris Howard Morrison Gunnar Nelson Evelyn Oliver

Mary Lou Payne Emma Jean Peck Dorothy Jane Peck Virginia Pierce Betty Reynolds Bill Richards Charles Robinson Virginia Rodenbaeck Manuel Salazar Joe Sanders Betty St.Clair Kermi+ Shotts Lorraine Stevens Teddy Strehle Raymond Stys Ru�h Tabor Helen Teuscher Barbara Tileston Mildred Wagner


SEVENTH GRADE First Semester

OFFICERS

Second Semester

Maria Miller...... ... ........-·---President Arthur Tracy··---·------······ ..··--· --··-··--· Vice-President _ Janet Robbins···-···-----·-- ........ .. ... Secretary ····-· Treasurer .........···-· Billy Ann Gillette----······ June Beatty . ·---· ----··· Social Chairman . .

David Hough ......... Oreta Waller Mary Davis Priscilla Chaplin Arthur Tracy

Members Opal Baker June Beatty Jack Belcher Howard Bradley Hubert Brooks Suzanne Cailliet Hortensia Campos Priscilla Chaplin Harley Coldiron Antonio Colunga Mary Adeline Cook Virginia Cullen Mary Davis Hubert Duddridge Dorothy Duncan Dorothy Dunn Billy Ann Gillette Isabel Gonzales

Alfonso Guevaro Letha Fae Henard David Hough Frank Kittenger Cecil Klopfenstein Wi!:is Lake David McConnell Maria Miller Joe Mobley Barbara Morrison William Nelson Gordon Palmer Nancy Pike Richard Pound Marsden Price Eunice Raisbeck Janet Robbins

Virginia Rugh Ruth Sherman Carlo Soto Hubert Sprinkle Dorothy Stewart Katharine Story Floyd Talqott Velma Tompkins .Arthur Tracy Louise Van Voorhis • Clarice Wagner Ore�a Waller Marie Welch Richard Whiteside Joe McHarg Mary Jane Strong Myrtle Kelly

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EVER ON /\s long as San Antonio Rears crowned head on high, And with a courage born of years, Stands forth to meet the sky, Fling wide the •colors of your heart, The flaming red and gray, And keep them with the souls of Spartans Fast from shame alway. Chorus: So on, on, on, �o win for thee, And if not victory, to breast defeat. Claremont, yours our loyalty, Yours a spirit none can meet, Ours the task to foes defy, Ours the will to ever cry, On, on, on, though strength be gone, gone, gone, For Claremont ever on. As long as there is left a breath, To speak for Claremont's name, Till on!y spirit's very death Make deeds proclaim her fame, Cry loud the name of Claremont High, Voice loyalty in praise, Till courage flushes every eye, And spirit carries days. So Claremont, heart and hand to thee, When from thee we are sent, An eternal thing our loyalty, Forever still unspent. May Caremont ever loved be, Defended till the end, Till e'en her proudest enemy Her spirit shall commend. -Kathryn Johnson, 1933

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THE ANNUAL STAFF With the opening of school in September, the Arinual Staff was organized and enthusiastically began work on an account which it hoped to make more accurate, complete, and entertaining than any previously produced. Owing to the increase in expenses and the decrease in funds,.:it has been neces­ sary to plan very carefully in order to make possible a book more attractive, yet no more expensive than usual. We are especially indebted to the sales manager, the advertising manager, and the business manager who have worked incessantly in an effort to produce a self-supporting annual. • It is hoped that you will enjoy the literary section, the photographs, the sport pages, the calendar, and the organization reports, as the editors in these fields have worked diligently, but gladly. Gratitude is due the secretary, who probably has had the most thankless task of all. As editor, Claire Gillette has worked, not only since last fall, but since the close of school almost a year ago. However, without the aid of Mrs. Hull we are certain that our editorial task could never have been completed, nor cou l d we have produced !he book without the practical advice and assistance of t-,,,k Wood. We have enjoyed our work and if you are satisfied we feel that our goa! has been reached.

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Metcalf, Holtz, Preas, Crutcher, Talbott, Lincoln Booth, Lyman, Johnson, Holtz, Ordway, Miller, Mrs. Howe, Giliette, Immel, Swarts, Holmes, Williams Driver, Mead, S. Stys, Busby, Wood, H. Stys, Huddleston

SENIOR ORCHESTRA The Senior High Orchestra, which is composed of twenty-five members, all from the Senior High School. has experienced not only an interesting year, but one in which they have shown marked improvement and progress. The program of the annual orchestra entertainment, which was given this year hefore a large and appreciative audience, was built on a western theme. The firsf half consisted of a group of concert numbers of western music presented by the Senior Orchestra. In the second half of the program an original sketch entitled "On 7he Ranch" was the medium through which the continuity of the theme was main­ fained. The staging and costumes gave a charming western atmosphere. The receipts of this program were used to complete payment for the sweaters purchased last year as uniforms for the orchestra. A string ensemble and campfire orchestra, whose members met after school, were extra-curricular activities. These groups, together with the orchestra, furnished music for the C.C.C. camp, the Service Clubs, the Community Class, and the Public School Council programs, for student assemblies, for the pl,,ys given by the Student Body, the Lett0rmen, and the Senior and Junior Classes, as well as for the Vesper Program and the Senior High School Commencement. Four members of the orchestra-two violins, a 'cello, and a horn-were selected to play in the Southern California High School Symphony Orchestra. Four other mem­ bers took part in the program of the Orchestral Arts Society given at Redlands before the State Federation of Music Clubs. The success of the orchestra is due to the untiring efforts of the director, Mrs. Howe.

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Bertsch, Garner, McKenna, Chaplin Lake, D. Lake, Booth, Morrison, Mrs. Howe, Beatty, Palmer, Trac'/, Bowman, Talbott, K!opfenslein Johns, Knoll, Shotts, Mead, Pound, Bradley, Weinberg, Welch, Croweli, Van Voorhis, Gutierrez, Baker, Roderbaeck, Rugh, Fakler, Griffith

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JUNIOR ORCHESTRA The Junior Orchestra is an organization of importance to the high school, for :1pon it depends the life of the Senior Orchestra whose ranks are each year depleted by graduation. Because of its growing importance, and of the increasing value of the service whicli it renders, we feel that it is fully deserving of i+s own page in this annual. The Junior Orchestra consisting of thirty-five members, students of the Junior High School, is organized by the director, Mrs. Minnie M. Howe, in two sections. Those who come from the seventh grade meet twice a week, and are separate from the eighth and ninth grade members who meet three times weekly. This latter section is frequently called upon to assist the senior orchestra. This was demonstrated at the time of the annual orchestra program in which every member took part. As the play given at Christmas time was presented by the Junior High School, the music on this occasion was furnished entirely by the Junior High schoo! Orchestra. As an extra-curricular activity, an ensemble composed of eight violins was organ­ ized. This group has not only added to the pleasure of the various programs but during the year has played for the C.C.C. camp, for +be Fathers and Sons' Banquet, ond for the Community Sunday School classes. The orchestra has furnished music for the Junior High School Assemblies, for the Vesper Program, and for the Junior High School Commencement.

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THE GIRLS' LEAGUE Officers President Vice President Secretary Treasurer

Mae Thompson . Mary Tileston ... Jane Houghton ......... Phoebe Anne Hough

As its first project of the year the Girls' League held ar. informal dance in the gymnasium, which served to bring together both boys and girls in a delightful social atmosphere. This first venture was followed by the Big-and-Little Sister party at San Dimas, where a treasure hunt and supper were enjoyed by the "sisters". The annual fall convention at Beverly Hills was attended by representatives accompanied by Miss Willows, Dean of Girls. After the last game of the football season, the League, as iri past years, sponsored the football banquet and dance, the end-of-the-season victory serving to liven things up. Because New Year's Eve fell on Sunday night, it was decided that instead of the �raditional New Year's Dance, a Valentine's Dance should be given in February. This was held at the Woman's Club House and Snyder's orchestra furnished the music for i the f rst school formal, which proved to be one of the most delightful events of the year. At a pay assembly, the proceeds of which were used to meet in part the League's expenses, the Girls' League play, "The Pattersons' Dinner", started off the �econd semester. Musical numbers and tap dances added to the interest in the pro­ gram. The Mothers' Tea was given in conjunction with a most interesting meeting to which Bullock's sent a representative to exhibit the new spring and summer clothes. Officers attended the spring convention at Fullerton. The League is greatly indebted to its willing advisor and friend, Miss Willows, whose unfailing sympathy and encouragement are a great factor in the life of the organization.

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GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OFFICERS President Vice-President ..... ... ........... Secretary-Treasurer . . Basketball Manager . . Hockey Manager . .. ........ .. ..... ... . .... Speedball Manager Baseball Manager ...... .. . Tennis Manager...... Hike Manager _

Sara Stys Jean Gillette Jane Houghton _ Roberta Gardner Lois Harwood . Alice Miller ....... Pearl Moore Lota Alice Clapp .. Jane Gray

The Girls' Athletic Association of 1933 and '34 is an organization of about sixty girls who have received the required number of points by participation in after-schoo! sports-basketball, hockey, speedball, and baseball. In September the incoming Freshmen and Sophomores were.:initiated. At the end of each sport season there were inter-class games, a spread, and a play day held at one of the schools in the Tri-County League. In November we gave a tea for the G.A.A. officers and advisors of the League, which gave al! an opportunity to exchange ideas and plans for play days. At the Pomona College .play day early in May repre­ $entatives from our school spent an enjoyable day in sports on their campus. The hiking club members have walked a good many miles, usually spending a Saturday tramping in the hills. An unusual number of girls have played tennis this year; those of the more enthusiastic who were willing to spend long hours practicing were able to compete in tournaments with entrants from neighboring schools. The purpose of the Association is to encourage physical well-being and interest in athletic activities, and to promote good sportsmanship, and our success in accom­ plishing these ends is largely due to the efficient direction of our advisor, Miss .Anderson, and the splendid cooperation of the members.

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Mr. Forney, Lyons, McConnaughey, MacHarg, Payne Gillette. Stys, Hough, Bremmer, Robbins, Houghton, Price

SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY The Scholarship Society of Claremont High School is one of a large number of chapters of the State Scholarship Federation, the C.S.F. Although our local chapter is small this year we hope that quality is efficiently substituting for quantity. It is a matter of some pride that for the second successive year a delegate from our members was requested to lead a discussion group at the a"nual regional con­ ference. This was held on Saturday, April 14, at the Los Angeles High School, and alth ?ugh it came during spring vacation Claremont was well represented at the �ess1ons. Scholarship Society members are possessed of certain envied privileges. They may attend the regular weekly travel lecture series at Holmes Hall, and the group as a whole enjoyed -the Macmillan lecture. Then, too, the· Society members look forward each semester to the half-holiday which is spent on a project which may be said to possess educational value. The first semester trip led to the Hal! of Justice in Los Angeles where several court trials were witnessed. In the Spring Los Angeles was again the objective; this time, after going to the top of the City Hall to gain inspira­ lion, the Court was again visited and the day ended with a walk through picturesque Olvera Street in the Plaza district. In May the Society sponsored a pay assembly, consisting of several motion pic­ ture reels which proved very popular. Attempting, under the competent leadership of Mr. Forney, our faculty advisor, to follow in the footsteps of our life members who have gone on to make such out­ danding records in college, Chapter 81 continues its efforts to uphold the high standards of the Scholarship Federation at Claremont High School.

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Lyons, McConnaughey, Zetterberg, Payne, Ellington Cailliet, Houghton, Hough, Wendt

SCRIBBLERS Officers .Phoebe Anne Hough Bayard Connaughey

President Secretary-Treasurer........... .

Once every two weeks, under the guidance of Mrs. Cornelia K. Hull, a number of students with literary interests meet in order to share their ideas and contributions in the way of creative writing and criticism. These bi-weekly meetings are he!d in private homes which provide an atmosphere somewhat different from that of the schoolroom, thereby encouraging individual expression. Whether the contribution be a few lines of verse, a story, or just a collection of interesting odds and ends, it is all a part of a Scribbler's experience. The organization is a voluntary one, growing out of the desire for experimenting with different forms of prose and verse. Membership is based on.: interest in writing and is acquired by the acceptance, on the part of the group, of a piece of original work submitted as application. The club at present consists of twelve members, fifteen having been established as the maximum. These Monday evening meetings provide an interesting way in which to become acquainted with s;reative writing and a stimulus to independent effort.

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Price, McConnaughey, Rice, Lyons, Crowell, Payne, Joos Helmick, Robbins Clapp, Bremmer, Gillette, Harwood, Stys, Ringe, Dolcater, Gardner Spencer, McKenna, Pound, Post

WOLF PACKET This year's Wolf Packet has been an interesting and efficient school journal. It has been published bi-weekly during the year, the first issue appearing on the day school opened in September. This edition contained much information of value to new students, the program, the location of class rooms, and special announcements from the various departments. While principally the organ of the Senior High School, it has nevertheless re足 flected the interests of the entire school and though published by a staff from the upper division it has been loyally supported by many members of the Junior High School. Under excellent management it has been both popular and successful. Marjorie Bremmer, Editor in the first semester, and Jean Gillette in the second semester, have worked hard to make the paper entertaining and worth while. In publishing the Wolf Packet, the staff has desired to furnish a brief but full report of all activities, and to foster a better school spirit. Toward these ends. the paper has carried at least two pages of school news, faithfully recorded. It has encouraged school spirit in its editorials, and in a well足 written sports page have been reported boys' and girls' athletics. The joke page, need足 less to say, has been a constant source of amusement, as have the occasional cartoons. The school is grateful to the staff of students who have worked to make the paper what it is, and it is hoped that the student body will continue to support this under足 taking.

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Houghton, Harwood, Hough, Bernard, Bremmer. Clapp, Hilton Tompkins, Thompson, Hopkins, Helmick, Durcan, Squier, Stys, Busby Metcalf, Helmick. Wheeler, Gillette, Mrs. Nohavec, Amason, Wood. Miller, MacDonald

GIRLS' GLEE CLUB The Girls' Glee Club, since its inception two years ago, has rapidly become one of the most active organizations in Claremont High School. This year it has reached its largest membership, the number being twenty-five. The Glee Club is an extra­ curricular activity; the members. chosen from the ranks of the Advanced Chorus, practice outside of school hours, mee�ing for half an hour before school once a week, and oftener for special practices before each appearance. The group has made a number of appearances before Rotary, Kiwanis, Woman's Club, Public School Council, and other organizations of note. It has also contributed to numerous programs for assemblies. Perhaps the most outstanding of the public appearances was their first experience performing for a radio audience, when an interesting half-hour's program was broadcast over KECA, on January 21. At the beginning of the school year the Student Body pres�nted the members with attractive black-and-gold pins, which were a pleasant surprise to all. Later, on the evening of the annual singing party, the Club came out in iheir distinctive red­ and-white capes, which, with the white dresses, have come to be the recognized uni­ form of the group. The leading women's roles in the annual operetta, "Pinafore", were taken by members; others added to the choruses. Later in the year the Glee Club participated in the Vespers, presenting a varied group of selections. A very successful year, terminating with this program, has been made possible through the excellent direction and sympathetic interest of Mrs. Nohavec.

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SKIDDING By Aurania Rouverol The Cast Aunt Milly .... . ... ..... . ... ........... Florence Amason ...... .... Prestridge Ellington Andrew Hardy ....... Phoebe Anne Hough Mrs. Hardy .... ....... Judge Hardy . Stephen Zetterberg Estelle Hardy Campbell . . ................... .... Barbara Hoel Grandfather Hardy .... .. ..... .......................... .... Ned Babson Marion Hardy Alice MacDonald . .. ............ ........ .. ..........James Lyons Wayne Trenton ... Oscar Stubbins ... . ..... ................ .... Richard Ordway Myra Hardy Wilcox . ... ..................... ................ Lois Squier Music by the orchestra under the direction of Mrs. Minnie M. Howe The Producing Staff Stage Manager .... Claire Gillette ..... .......... Assistant .... ........... ..... Richard Grier Property Managers Jane Gray and Pearl Moore Business Manager ........ . . .. . .. .. .. Robert Griffith Bookholders Magdalena Wendt and Grace Sjobeck Make-up .... l\�rs. Hazel 8. Nohavec Director . ..... . .. ........ ...... ........... Mrs. Cornelia K. Hull

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PINAFORE Gilbert and Sullivan Directed by Mrs. Hazel Beckwith Nohavec The Cast ............ ........ Florence Amason Ruth Pittman, Understudy ........ .. Prestridge Ellington Bill Bobstay, Boatswain .. . . Richard Ordway Di<;:k Deadeye, Able Seaman.. Ralph Rackstraw, Able Seaman Robert Schuhmann .. Frans Nelson Bob Becket, Boatswain's Mate Stephen Zetterberg Capt. Corcoran.... ... . . . Josephine, the Captain's Daughter............... . ... ... Phyla Wood Frances Bernard, Understudy Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. ............. ... ... David Lyman Alice MacDonald Cousin Hebe, Sir Joseph's First Cousin Cousin Elizabeth, Sir Joseph's Second Cousin Mae Toompson Cousin Jane, Sir Joseph's Third Cousin Alice Miller Dancing Sailors: Barbara Hoel, Captain; Fern Brown, Harriet Duncan, Magdalena Wendt, Mary Tileston, Jean J-lelmick Business Manager. . . John Huddleston Assistant Business Manager Dale Switzer Stage and Lights-Richard Grier, Claire Gillette, Tom McNamee, Ned Babson Palmer Williams Boys' Costumes .... Girls' Costumes.. . ... ... . . Phoebe Anne Hough, Sara Stys Jean Helmick Posters Mrs. Cripps (Buttercup)

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Thompson, Nelson, Zetterberg, Switzer, Nixon, Teuscher, Stoudler, Coach Martin Swarts. Hibbard, Williams, Roberts, Lyons, Griffiln, Massee Hallett, Libbey, Whiteside, Clark, Elling1on, Gillette

LETTERMAN'S CLUB This year the Letterman's Club has increased in number beyond any previous membership in the history of the organization. Since any boy in the Senior High School earning a varsity letter becomes a member, the club is gaining in popularity each year. The organization was started four years ago with the idea of building up in the participants a higher standard of sportsmanship, and a finer spirit of ·co­ operation. In order to secure the money necessary to purchase honor sweaters, to be given to the boys who earn three letters in the same sport, a varied and interesting program was presented in March. The opening section of the program consisted of a series of tableaux showing different types of athletic activities, effectively presented by the members of the club. Tumbling, a reading, and music were included in this part of +he program. A one-act play, "Submerged", presented by six of the members, brought the evening to a close. The enthusiastic leadership and friendly supervision of Mr. Martin, has been a area+ factor in the success of the club, and to him we offer sincere appreciation and \�hole-hearted thanks.

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ATHLEJICS .

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COACH MARTIN

"What you are to be, you are now becoming." How true these words are and yet how true it is that we are now becoming what we are to be only through the guidance and training of such men as Mr. Lyle Martin, who is usually addressed in a more familiar manner as "Coach." He is truly a builder of men, not only physica!ly but morally as well. Team work and cooperation, obeying orders and respecting traditions, keeping mentally awake and clean, all these are but part of the character molding which is "Coach's" job, one that he performs with a background of experience. He may be seen any afternoon during school as well as later, on the fie:d or in the gymnasium, busily instructing the boys on one of the fine points of some sport. With patience and a keen understanding of boys he calmly proceeds with his work and, win or lose, he is right behind them with words of encouragement or tactful rebuke. Although young, "Coach" is possessed of the wisdom and good common sense of the more mature, yet he often betrays his age when he takes off his familiar ;acket and gets into the game with the rest of the fellows. No better tribute can be paid than that of his many youthful admirers who have known him in meetin s, th� y w plays, rehearsals, parties, on the field, in the gym, an in the classro ) �ay, "Coach is a swell guy". � v\ ')

THE KIWANIS CUP Awarded annualiy to the Claremont High School boy who most nearly typifies the all-round young man in char­ acter, leadership, scholarship, and participation in outside activities-especially sports-the Kiwanis Cup was last year presented to Miles Fellows, a truly deserving recipi­ ent. Miles, who was the fourth one to achieve this distinc. tion, had won for himself an enviable reputation for his spirit of cooperation and his maintenance of high ideals. "Mibs" was an outstanding participant in athletics. In football he was quarter­ back for three years, and in track he proved an able dash man and hurdler for the same number of seasons. He played basketball for two years. Besides being a member of the California Scholarship Federation during his Junior and Senior years, he served as editor of El Espiritu de 1933 and President of the Student Council for a semester. He capably filled many other offices in his class and other organizations, and appeared in numerous dramatic performances. May the winner of this award always be as truiy representative of the type of young manhood which it is aimed to encourage as those who have previously won it.

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VARSITY FOOTBALL Co,,ch Martin E. Dowell End J. Nixon End

N. Hopkins Guard S. Roberts Fu:lbock C. Gillette Guard

Capt. Griffith Quorlerbock C. Hibbord Tackle P. Williams Guard

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T. Driver hckle C. Thompson Center

M. Swovel,,nd Tackle

W. Whitesid� Tackle

R. Ordway End

D. Libbey Halfbock

F. Nelson Halfbock

H. Hallett Guard

F. Studler End


VARSITY FOOTBALL Another year Claremont High School has sent onto the gridiron an aggressive bunch of boys willing and anxious to play the great game of football. Under the able tutelage of Coach Martin, the Wolfpack was molded into a fairly smooth machine which played a clean, driving brand of ball all season. Probably the strongest first­ half team in the league, they were nevertheless handicapped by the lack of capable reserves that could be substituted for worn-out first-stringers. A decided loss was felt by the team when Captain Bob Griffith sustained a broken wrist in a practice game with Citrus, the injury keeping him out the rest of the season. Frans Nelson served as acting captain for the remainder of the year. With eleven returning lettermen, prospects were bright for the strongest team since 1931, and more strength was added by the turnout of several aspirants. The local cause was greatly strengthened by Scott Roberts, who won all-league fullback f?Osition, and proved a main cog in the outfit's attack. A pre-season calendar con­ sisted of nine practice games, of which we won eight and tied one. The first league battle was waged on the Bonita gridiron with the Bearcats a drong favorite, but only after the final gun sounded could they be certain they had won the game with a 13-7 victory. The Wolfpack played wide-awake ball to score a tally early in the second stanza, when, after a series of nice gains, Roberts plunged over the goal stripe. A pass, Libbey to Nelson, converted. After a 70 yard drive the Price-men lost the ball on downs on our I yard line. However, they struck twice in the third canto to make two touchdowns, and the last quarter saw them tenaciously cling to their lead. In the line Thompson and Steudler showed up well for the losers. On November 3, our lads journeyed to Colton to tackle the champion Yellow­ jackets. Coach Fawley started his second string only to replace it soon after with the regular outfit when he saw that our team meant business. The Colton aggregation scored once in the second quarter when they recovered their own fumble to mark up six points. Soon tiring under a steady stream of substitutes, the Wolfpack fought in rhe shadow of their own goal posts, but the Cement City lads pushed over three more iallies to wind up the fray on the long end of a 25-0 score. An Armistice Day crowd of I 000 fans saw the Chino Cowboys.:defeat the Clare­ mont boys in a strong last-half rally on the former's gridiron with a score of 26-6. The Wolfpack came in for its share of the year's upsets when on November 24 the lads drubbed the Corona Panthers 6-0, after suffering defeat at their hands last years in a 27-6 trouncing. Playing a strong game, and ieriously threatening to score twice, the College City team finally succeeded in pushing over a tally in the last stanza to take their last game of the season. The marker came after a brilliant pass, Nixon to Ordway, which was good for 24 yards, after which Roberts plunged over for �he touchdown.


Blanchard, Holl?, Kelley. Babson, B,eh�ul, Kunk:e Strehle, Underwood, ldbo,, Holtz, Deming, Lincoln

LICHTWEICHT FOOTBALL The first of its class to appear at the local institution in three years, the Clare­ mont Lightweight Football team proved able to inspire interest among the smaller fellows in the nation's foremost sport. With a fine turnout, the "C" weigh+ lads began a season in which they were destined to learn all about the game under the able coaching of Mr. Martin, and later, Hal Hager, of Pomona College. Even though they were unsuccessful in their far too few encounters, their spiri f and wi!lingness to par: ticipate in nightly practice sessions were a distind mark of achievement. With Captain Richard Holtz at the helm, the outfit became well coordinated a'ld should prove invaluable material for the future editions of the Wolfpack Var­ sity. Many of the diminutive players showed themselves stars in their various posi­ tions and with this year's hard earned and bitter experiences should be able to show ·:·heir worth in filling up gaps in the Varsity lineups. Second to none was Ned Babson, mighty little signal barker, who was constantly fighting and striving to keep up the team's spirit under very adverse circumstances, and whose own scrappiness made him invaluable. Other shining lights who show great promise are Royal Deming, Burton Blanchard, John Lincoln, Warren Tabor, Burton Brehaut and Ray Holtz. Much credit is due these lads who so ably carried on under the burden of inex­ perience and lightness, and who, even in the most trying moments, never stopped plugging away to achieve their ends.


Coach Marlin, Crutcher, Nelson, Nixon, Preas, Swoveland, Crowell (Mgr.) Zctterberg, Hailed, Williams

VARSITY BASKETBALL In starting practice this year, the Wolfpack Varsity had more than two good learns reporting, with four of last year's team as a nucleus. Vacation as well as two foot injuries broke in on the pre-season routine but soon the boys were formed into a steady-playing quintet, with an airtight defense, and good tipoff plays. This com­ bined with their spirit and teamwork made them a really formidable and smooth outfit. When under heavy competition and good conditions the Claremont lads were hard io beat, but hard luck sometimes cropped up and they failed to show their best game. Under Captain Nixon, stellar forward, the boys played their first encounter with the strongly favored Bonita aggregation, but when the game ended the latter had just eked out a one point margin. The Colton team also barely took the locals by +wo points in a hotly contested battle. Chino, title winners, succeeded quite handily in the following game, while the Corona team once more were conquered by t�e Wolfpack. When the Southern California playoffs came, the C:aremontcrs, by virtue of their size, were placed at last in competition with a group of schools of their own en­ rollment and where they came off with top honors and the privilege of playing Chaffey, C.B.L. champs. After taking on Victorville and Needles, this game looked like a walkaway for the Ontario team which had beaten Chino by 20 points. However, }he Wolfpack walked off the floor only ten points beflind in their last game of the season. Next year's varsity should be a strong contende• for the league title with the whole team returning, save the one graduating senior, and bolstered by most of the lightweight team of last year. Bonita 27, Claremont 26 Colton 19, Claremont 17 Chino 54, Claremont 12 Claremont 24, Corona 20

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Coach Mortin, Libbey, Lyons, McNomee, Pierce, Ordwoy, Morrison Gomez, Babson, Clark, Nichols

"B" BASKETBALL With three returning lettermen of last year's Tournament Champs, hopes ran high in the local camp for annexing the league crown in the "B" division, especially with the good turnout of promising players. A smooth attack was built around the quick-breaking forward pass and the strong defensive work of the guards, which helped to win thirteen games out of the seventeen played. Don Libbey combined natural ability with fine artistry to amass a grand total of 282 points in twenty games for a better than 14 point average. In their first maneuvers, the local casaba tossers, led by their versatile captain, Aubrey Clark, came up against the strong Bonita five. Very fortunately for them, ➔ hey were able to cover up our chief point snatcher, and fina!ly won the game in the last minute by one counter. The following week, the Colton Yellowjackets were too slow-moving and fell before a barrage of baskets. Another thrilling encounter was rlayed at Chino under lights, when, after four quarters of rough and tumble fighting, a chance foul firmly cinched the league title for the Cowboys. Coming back once i;gain, however, the Wolfpack Middies took the Corona lads by a good score. A week later at the Tournament in Corona, Claremont was defending the "B" class crown. We trounced the Colton team once more to get into the finals with the Bonita quintet. Starting slow, the Bearcats were purely on the defensive during the first half, but in the last two periods opened up with a wild orgy of basket shooting to emerge victorious, 21 • I 5. Although we succumbed to +heir classier playing, it may be stated that we garnered but one lone point in the second half. Libbey and Clark re­ ceived all-league forward positions, while Ordway, Gomez, and Lyons all played !ine ball. Bonita 22, Claremont 21 Chino 23, Claremont 22 Claremont 30, Colton 15 Claremont 18, Corona 12 44


Tobo,. Coiliicl, Deming, Brchuul, Blunchard Johnson

"C" BASKETBALL This year's third division team shows great promise of being the future material to constitute league winning outfits from the local institution. With varying degrees of success the "C's" displayed good sportsmanship and excellent cooperation to mold themselves into a fine bunch of aggressive ball players. Under Captain Tabor the Claremont Wolfkins won half of their league contests. The Bonita lads took them 20-10: and the Colton aggregation, led by Savage, eked out a 16-12 win. In the following two frays, the Wolfkins came ihrough to squeeze a vidory from the strong Chino quintet in a wild last minute scoring spree, and to swamp the Corona crew 21-1 2, with Deming scoring all but five of those. Imme!. Tabor and Blanchard composed the rest of this fighting outfit.

"D" BASKETBALL The fourth litter of the Claremont Wolfpack were.the "D's," mighty little men who wanted to learn the game of basketball, were willing students and even though they didn't often win, fought well. Being ineligible because they were all Junior High boys they nevertheless had a large roster including: S. 1\.1. Garcia, E. Hall, L. Hall, Jaqua, MacHarg, Soto, S. G. Garcia, Johnson, Landreth, Hitt, Strehle, and Johns.


Coach M�rtin, Talbott. Gomez, Morrison, Kunkle, Griffith

VARSITY TRACK With a surprising number of track aspirants reporting for duty this season, hopes were bright for a few more points than usual in the Tri-County League Meet at Chino. Bob Griffith, star dash man, was the only member of last year's team, while several ''C" weight men turned out for varsity competition. In the various dual meets improvement was seen in most of the men and several surprising but hopeful marks were turned in. When they were pushed, our lads never failed to meet any challenge and responded with their best. On April 7th, the home team journeyed to Chino to participate in the League· finals, and when the meet was over, Claremont had cinched fourth place in a strong field of five schools. The most heralded race of the day was when Griffith came up ;;gains+ Kilday of Corona in the two dash event$. In the century Bob came through with a three yard win over his opponent, in the new record time of ien seconds flat, !-:-ut was defeated in the furlong by the Circ!e City flash in another record of twenty­ two and one-tenth seconds. John Nixon, in his first year out for track, made such �+eady improvement by his training that he carried off third place honors in the broad jump. The only other point getter of the day was Dick Ordway who took fourth place in the high jump. In the relay our lads took a close fourth after a couple of unlucky breaks. Next year's team should be quite powerful with practically the whole team back beside� the addition of this year's "C's."


Nicholl, Immel, C�illicl, Holh, McKenn�. Demin g, Johnson

"C" TRACK All question of a good "C" weight track team vanished when most of the eligible little men reported for duty at the beginning of the season. Steady training and a good deal of perseverance were necessary, but the lads stuck by and learned their indi­ vidual events to the best of their ability. Several untried enthusiasts came through to help annex points in many of the dual meets as well as some in the "X" meet held at Chino where we took fourth place. The local high scorer of the day was Bob Nicholl who garnered I Ql/ 4 points for the cause. His first in the broad jump came as a surprise, when, in fourth place posi­ tion, he pulled through on his last jump to leap eight inches ahead of the best mark to cinch the event. He also took a second in the low hurdles and a third in the 50 yard dash. Royal Deming also proved his worth when he eclipsed his bes+ previous mark by ,, foot to take the pole vault at IO' 6"; besides this he took fourth in the shot put. Richard Holtz showed promise of a good trackman when he took thirds in the 100 and low hurdles, and tied for second in the high jump. Cailliet, Deming, Nicholl, and Holtz were the quartet which cinched fourth place in the relay. This year's "C's" should be strong varsity material next season and should help to place Claremont in a high position on the league ladder.

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Deming Mossee, Zetterberg. Nixon, Coo h EIIOag,oo, MacHo,9, C,akht

VARSITY �IS With three wins and but one defeat. the local net squad clinched second place honors in the league this season, losing the championship by a mere three points to a Corona team that has taken the cup for six consecutive years. In the first match, the Claremonters took a Bonita Varsity team for the first time in many seasons, when they trampled the Bearcats under a 16-9 count. All except the first singles and second doubles won their respective points. The following week, the Wolfpack repeated its performance of the preceding· filt to take the Colton eight by the same score, defeats, and wins as before. Chino's outfit almost upset the local winning streak, but due to perseverance and playing beyond their best, our second doubles rose from a slump to triumph, in three hit-and-miss sets; and managed to eke out a 13-12 win. It was all a case of re­ verses when our men who had been winning for the local cause in previous matches lost, and those who had not, won-the winners being first and second singles, and second doubles. The tournament this year, in which Ellington and Lyons reached the finals, helped in deciding the team positions. Places were allo-tted as follows: Nixon, first singles; Lyons, second; MacHarg, third; Massee, fourth; Ellington and Crutcher, first doubles; Zetterberg and Deming, second.


Cooch Mortin, Swovelond, Williams, Pierce, Nixon, Massee Clark, Holtz, Kunfle, MocHarg, Thompson Nicholl, Gomez, Whiteside, Libbey, Morrison

VARSITY BASEBALL With a fine lurnout of would-be baseball stars, including veterans and rookies, the local institution held high hopes for a successful season when rwenty-three suits were issued at the beginning of practice. After completing a definite schedule of practice tilts and regular afternoon sessions given over to the learning of the funda­ mentals, the first string was decided on the basis of abi!ity and cooperation. Conse­ quently, with a capable list of reserves and a much better first string than last year, the Wolfpack was ready to enter its regular league play. Meeting a strong Bonita team in the first encounter,· the locals were urable to get onto the pitching of McCoullough and were taken 8-0. The following week, on the Colton diamond, the Yellowjackets toured the bags for eighteen runs. Our lone tally was scored by Swoveland who crossed the plate after Nixon's hit in the second inning. Claremont upset the dope sheets when they eked out a surprise 4-3 victory over the league-leading Chino Cowboys on the local field. With the. count 3-2 againsr them when they went up in the last of the seventh inning, Claremont staged a rally that won the game. Morrison, pinch-hitter, knocked a single; Nicholl sent him to second on a sacrifice; Massee clouted a beautiful three-bagger to score Morrison; Swoveland wound it up with another single that sent Massee home. Credit is d11e 'Nalker Whiteside who allowed but two hits and struck•out nine men. The usuai starting lineup was: Williams, catcher; Whiteside, pitcher; Nixon, first· I\Jicholl, second; Libbey, short; Massee, third; Thompson, left field; Swoveland, center; MacHarg, right.


Dunn, Mgr.; Salazu, Palmer, Poc�d, Coldiron, Hall, Kelloy, Curtis Bradley, Klopfenstein, Brooks, MacHarg, Guevoro, Colunga, Talbott

JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

A strong team, the Junior High baseball outfit has already taken the first three games of the season and shows promise of developing among its number some future stars. Along with the first-stringers are many valuable substitutes who, under Coach Martin's supervision, have molded themselves into a heady p!aying aggregation with an expert pitching staff and a smart infield, In their first game of the season, the local Jayhis took a lightweight team fror11 Webb to the tune of 12-1'0. Their seven counters in the first inning proved to be an outstanding lead for our boys who were led in their batting by R. Pound, who ac­ counted for three hits. Colunga hurled an excellent game, allowing but three hits and two walks, besides fanning nine men. Against Emerson, the Wolfkins led by Capt. L. Hall, emerged on the long end of a 5-3 score. Salazar held the opponents to three hits and one walk, also striking out ten of them. In a hotly contested battle on the local field, the Wolfkins tied the strong Chino lightweight team with a I 2-12 score. The individua! star of the day was Harley Cold­ i ron, first-sacker, who knocked out a pair of circuit clouts, once with bases loaded. To date the first string is: Capt. Hall, third; Guevaro, second; Salazar, pitcher; Pound, short; Colunga, center field; S. M. Garcia, right field; and Kelley, catcher.

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CACTI For many days the caruvan had been creeping across an endless expanse of desert which, seemingly, extended to infinity in every direetion. From horizon to horizon all that broke the monotony of the hot, shimmering sand were scattered, lone cacti that dotted the plain like soldier� who had been commanded to serve as con­ stant guards of that vast solitude. To cross the continent in the year 1845 was indeed an adventure that resulted in great hazard to life; so John Bronston had discovered. One year ago he had signed his name as assistant hunter to the expedition which was to carry supplies to •he trading post at Santa Fe. He could easily recall the anticipation with which he had entered upon this agreement; now he cursed the impulse which had led him to do it. He had expected adventure, excitement, and peril which would make him forget the ways of society that had confined his spirit; he had found hardships, physical suffering, and loneliness, with only men who were uncouth and ignorant as companions. Now as he watched the wagon train winding along in the distance he thought of these things and resigned himself to his lot, drawing hope from the fact that Santa Fe was only a week's journey away. At present he was on the desert in hopes of shooting c1n antelope, so many of which cou!d be seen when no gun was handy but which van­ ished so suddenly with possession of the weapon. About fifty yards away he had planted a stake with a white handkerchief aHached to it; both he and his horse were hidden behind a cactus tree and down wind from the flag. After waiting for two hours he saw a fine buck with long, curving horns pass some eighty yards below him. Suddenly the animal stopped in his tracks, ears erect, and gazed intently at the trap. He dashed off, but whirling, (his curiosity getting the better of him) he again ap­ proached the object of his interest. As he drew near the stake, John brought the gun to his shoulder and, after taking aim, fired. The buck jumped into the air as the heavy bullet caught him in the flank, but immediately regained his balance and dashed away. Hoping the shot was vital, John mounted his horse to begin the chase, for meat was scarce in the camps of late. But his expectations were not fulfilled, the shot only made the antelope increase his pace with fear. For a long time John ran his horse, civen though he realized the utter futility of more effort; the deer fairly streaked across the sand, soon to be lost in the haze. The horse desiring to obey the signaT of his master's tight rein, slithered to a stop, but in doing so thrust his foreleg into one of the many prairie-dog holes and broke it with a sickening crack. Upon realizing ihe situation John did that which anyone in his place should do; he shot his mount. Taking the saddle and bridle, he left the carcass !o the vultures which were already soaring in ever decreasing circles with their alert eyes on the fort�coming feast. It was many minutes before the full realization of his predicament dawned upon John; even then he was not especially bothered. He continued dragging in the direc­ tion in which he thought the caravan would be passing, but no caravan did he see. i\bandoning the heavy load, he ran in the opposite djrection but still no train was

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forthcoming. In terror he called the names of his companions who had been so repul­ sive to him, but who now would be the most desired company he could possibly wish. "Bill, Buck, Harry," he called, but in the gathering dusk only a desert mocking-bird trilled in answer. Endeavoring to calm himself he made preparations for the night. At the base of a huge barrel cactus he hollowed out a bed, lay down, and then pulled 'he sand in upon himself to afford protection from the intense cold which he knew the desert to harbor. Getting up with the sun next morning, he was attracted by the great number of buzzards that were perched on the remains of his horse. He ran towards it hoping to secure a piece of meat to lessen the pangs of a twenty hour fast, but upon driving the lumbering birds away he found a skeleton cleanly picked, save for patches of skin that clung to the frame or dangled from tendons. Disappointed and somewhat repulsed by the gruesome sight, he turned and stumbled back to the shade of the cactus. The blazing sun had now risen four times, and each time its terrific rays drew more and more m9isture from his weakened body. His one thought was water; in the daytime he thought of water as cool mountain streams and crystal clear lakes, and in the night he dreamed of ice on Eastern rivers and icy cool drinks. On the fifth day, at noon when the sun was at its hottest, he became delirious, mumbled of water, called for help from Bill and Harry, and finally lost consciousness completely. All that could now be heard was his rapid breathing and this soon became weaker and weaker until, with a shudder, life forsook the limp body. Watching over it all was the giant cactus and a solitary, soaring vulture. The cactus viewed it unperturbed, the bird with ;nterest. The next day an Indian, returning from the trading post at Santa Fe, noticed a !lumber of the black birds flocking and fighting over an object near his route of journey. Desiring to see the cause of the buzzards' attention (few are the dwellers of the desert that are of sufficient size to attract more than one of these creatures) he approached the thing. Seeing only the remains of what had once been a man he began to look for valuables. The gold ring and watch he took with evident glee, the rifle with respect, and the wallet with curiosity. After this inspection he ignored the skeleton and settled on the spot for the night. The next morning, before dawn, the Indian broke camp arid loaded the equip­ ment on his patiently waiting horse. Taking a deerskin container he walked over to the cactus and cut a hole in its skin. Placing the container to it he looked at the inanimate figure and shook his head, (which now bore the hat of the white man.) After awhile he removed the deerskin, now full of greenish yellow water-but none-the-less water­ from the opening and loaded it upon his horse. The rising sun that morning revealed an Indian, sitting astride a slowly plodding horse, gazing into the distance at nothing in particular. It also revealed great cacti that dotted the desert in attitudes of watching, guarding the silence---ever increasing, monotonous silence. -Prestridge Ellington

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ROMANCE Oh, I am out to seek Romance, wherever it may beIn the mountains, in the forests, on the highroad or the lea. There are some who find it glowing on the desert of a night, In the myriad brilliant stars and the red firelight. A few will hunt adventure in the squalor of the slums, Where people live in wretchedness and little laughter comes. And others love the busy, even buzz of honey bees, In the languid summer shade beneath the apple trees. And more will flock to roaring stands, to see a hard-fought game, To cheer and jeer with fickle hearts heroes of fleeting fame. But I will take an April day, when cool sea breezes b!ow, And white-topped waves are breaking on the white sand below. With the sunbeams dancing merrily above the pearl-grey mist, Upon a spray-splashed boulder, 'tis there I'll keep my tryst. -Emily Price

CIRCUMSTANCE A vagrant wanders down the city streets. The biting wind cuts through his shabby clothes Robbing his very soul of any warmth; Driven, thwarted, numb, he staggers on. The happy throngs are hurrying home to- warmth, A cheery fire, delicious, steaming foods, The glowing fellowship of carefree minds, Dreams to him now-but once realities. The northern blast with all its bitter cold Could not compare with bitterness of heart Roused in this youth by a faithless, fickle world, Once kind to him, but now too soon turned cruet: The last stray shoppers pass; they see not him Whose honor disillusionment has strained; A man of ample wealth feels for his purse, The truth is guessed, and justice takes its course. -Esther Robbins

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UP GOES MY HAND Up goes my hand, and I lets a smile come over my f?ce, cause a way down the road comes another car sorta slow like. It's comin' nearer an' nearer and on the inside is a man by hisself, so I guess maybe he'll pick me up. The license is a New York one so that means he's probably headin' home, like maybe he was a salesman or somethin' here in Indiana. Sure 'nuff he's stoppin'. "Climb in?" he says sorta slow like, and so I do, and off we go about forty per. This guy I'm ridin' with is a funny sort, with a young face and a lo� of grey hair, and droopy shouldered. His clothes are all pretty good and every now and then he reaches for a swell lookin' silver flask and takes a swig. He's actin' sorta goofy like, not exactly drunk, but as if the stuff was fixed or somethin'. Pretty soon he starts to gape at me like I was a monk�y in a zoo, or somethin'; then all of a sudden-like he shakes his head and starts to mumble around like he was talkin' to hisself. "Say, kid, how far you goin'? You was so quiet I almost forgot you was here," he says to me all of a sudden-like. I tell him I'm b_eadin' for home in West Grange, Illinois, and I've been bummin' the roads for a yea·r until I'd made some money so I could go home and help on the farm. Then real funny-like he says again, ''I'm headin' for home too but I'll never get there, 'cause no one's ever goin' to see old Bill Hudson again." Then he begins to laugh like he was very screwy or somethin' that ought to be in the bughouse. It begins to sorta get me a little, 'cause he's gettin' very drunk-like and lookin' watery­ eyed and a bit nuttier. "What's wrong, mister?" I asks, wonderin' what he's going to do and sorta scared. "Well, kid," he answers me, gettin' sober all of a sudden, "I used to have lots of dough, and then comes the crash, that leaves me stone broke. I goes to my friends, who are good to me and give me a job sellin' stuff for them. The other day they phones me in Iowa City to tell me I ain't wanted no more; and so the only thing to do was to head the car for New York again. I'm stone broke, kid, and life ain't worth livin' for, so I'm bumpin' myself off." I don't tell him that my old man died of worry and the baby starved to death last spring, and that mom and my big bud take care of the farm now the others are gone. We drive along a ways and then this guy I'm with turns off the main stem and hits it up along a little side road, laughin' like he was really mad. I gets plumb white, and scared. Say, I couldn't even talk to him. The car swerves a little an' then he says to me, "I told you I wasn't goin' to get to New York, and I'm sure not 'cause ..." Then he groans and twists a little in his seat and the car slams into a tree. I wakes up to find the car smashed all up and this nut under the wheel stone dead, but that don't bother me none. I tells myself he's just the remains of a yellow guy ihat couldn't take it in this life, and knowin' if I stayed around I'd get mixed up in it, I shoved off. B'lieve me I know life, even if I'm just a kid. Pretty soon I'm back on the through ticket and I put my little bag down beside me, comb back my hair, and straighten my suit up. Up goes my hand ..... . -James Lyons

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ON DEPARTING It was time. The boat slowly turned from the dock. After a few steps I stopped to contemplate that which I was leaving. Two huge electric beacons were projecting theiF long rays over the dark sea. On the piers other lights indicated the entry of the port; over there, still others were twinkling like eyes in the darkness. Slowly, very slowly, sky, sea and land seemed to melt in the nocturnal mist. Then all my strength was concentrated in my eyes to distinguish something of these beloved shores; but in vain! Night had drawn her veil over the world. This moment seemed to be a dream that lasts. On the deep water the boat was now gaining speed, bearing us toward some unknown shore. Then the moon arose, spreading across the sea a long trail of silvery light. It was like a great divine beacon lighting infinity. The beauty and grandeur of this scene could not be described by any human tongue. But in this mysterious abyss, when I am being led toward an unknown country, my dreams wander far. -Helene Cailliet

BLUE AND CRIMSON I know a sheltered glade, Deep in the heart of the woods, Where lies a woodland pool All overhung with alders Drooping their long pendulous catkins­ A poo! clear and blue as the reflected sky above, And on its brink, mirrored on the still surface, Its slender blades bending over the water, Dwells the fragrant blue iris, Fair namesake of the rainbow-winged mes­ senger of the gods, And aristocrat of the forest.

Frail poppy of the winds, A scrap of crimson satin set On slender stem amid The rustling grasses of the field; Ephemeral beauty whose charms Are fleeting; be conrent, For though today you bloom, • A fragile bit of God's Great Kindness, Tomorrow you are gone; There remains the swaying stalk Crowned with ring of yellow anthers, But you are goneGone with the racing breezes And set in the sunset cloud At evening, a crimson flame­ Exquisite poppy of the winds. -Jane Houghton

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CREATIVE WRITING The ideal way to create the proper atmosphere for writing is to make a marked departure from the usual habits of composition. I find it best to go into the wash and climb a tree. The best time is when one is supposed to be doing something else. Hav­ ing cast off restraint and broken the rules of custom, the mind now feels free to follow its whims regardless of the dictates of sense and reason. The solitude, the open air, the leaves and twisted branches above are all conducive to the imagination. Go slithering up the shining sands And sliding back to sea. Not that this has anything•to do with what I started to write but it just slipped in. It is absolutely essential to put down all stray ideas or lines that come to the mind when they come. Most writings are constructed about one idea and all such things which occur during the writing are repressed or, if good, put in the back of the mind for future use and usually forgotten. I don't suppose I will ever fit those lines into a verse but you never can tell. They are supposed to describe the waves at the beach. I don't know why I thought of them at this time. It might be the influence of the Scribblers club which nearly drives me crazy trying to think of something to write every fortnight. I usually submit verse because it is so much shorter and easier. My subconscious mind has almost acquired a habit of constantly searching out rhymes and lines and suddenly popping into my thoughts, in a most absurd and irrelevan+ fashion, lines without the remotest connection with what I am doing or with anything else. The most potent and subtle influence is music. Fitting words to a tune is much easier than trying to jam them into a recalcitrant and incommodious rhyme scheme. The music acts as a sort of shoehorn to slip them in. In the interweaving melodies of a great orchestra are expressed all the vague feelings and emotions which words are inadequate to describe, and almost everyone has experienced the thrill of pleasure as these join together and surge upwards, rising, mounting, swirling in one great geyser to come tingling down the nerves in a thousand little chills. The closer one can approxi­ mate musical effects in verse the better it will be. It is ful!y as important as the words. Of course, anything written after this haphazard manner will be rather disjointed and highly unsatisfactory as a whole. The scattered ideas remind one of a certain land-· scape drawn by A. P. Herbert with the head of Napoleon quite by accident lying on the sand in the foreground. For beginners unused to this manner of writing it might be well to use the handy device suggested by Nut Brothers-a pencil that erases as it writes. This should be used till one has acquired facility in letting his thoughts flow easily and steadily in an endless stream. When this stage is reached he may with assur­ ance of good results record them. Though the piece as a whole may have little more sense or unity than one of Gertrude Stein's sentences, this should not discourage one for it will be rich with suggestions. An essay written thus shou!d provide inspiration and subject matter for at least three or four papers which would meet conventional re­ quirements. -Bayard McConnaughey

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DEFIANCE Life, I am not afraid of you Though I have seen your mark deep stamped In the bitter wells of a dear one's eyes. Hard are they as ebon marble, Cynical with too much understanding, Filled with sorrow as for lost ideals. Do you think you will trifle thus with me? No. I will not aliow it. I will meet you In the sunlight smiling, and with laughter In the night. While I laugh I need Never be afraid. I defy you, Life. Take from me all, grant nought, Still wi!I I never fear you. -Phoebe Anne Hough

UNION STATION My train is an hour late; what shall I do? Just sit, and watch the bustle and activity of the main waiting-room of the great Union Station in St. Louis. As I sit on a marble bench, beneath a vaulted roof supported by massive marble pillars, I view the great hall, humming with activity. Here, a red-capped negro porter, burdened with valises, hustles a party to the train gate. There swarms a throng of clamorous people around the candy stand. Nearby a negro janitor is busy with broom and dust­ pan. Over all resounds the gateman's voice calling out the trains. See there! If that's not a pickpocket I don't know what is! Sure enough, a small, weazened guttersnipe with a countenance as hard as I have ever seen, is slowly reaching his hand into the pocket of that obese, red-faced_ gentleman with the map of Ireland on his face. Can we catch him? Not a chance! He's too wary. Look! He's away! Oh! Oh! See that newsy running from the policeman. No! He's not a newsy, that's a pile of papers he has stolen from the paper stand. See, they have him. Poor kid! Train 48 leaves in two minutes for the coast. All passengers aboard! That's our call. Come on! Pick up those valises! I've got the hand bag. Yes! .Come on! Watch out! Oh Jim! Look here! Clothes all over the station floor. ! said that clasp wouldn't hold. Why do we always have to spill things? We can't make our train now. Hurry and gather up what you can. Let's move! There's our car pulling out now! We've missed it. Yes, we'll have two more hours to wait and tf\is station is everlastingly dull! -John Payne

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INMATE OF ·CELL NUMBER THREE As nearly as I can remember, it was in the last few days before the final drive. The Commander and I were inspecting the military prison at Voire. Most of the pris­ oners were sullen, but some were happy enough, and a few even jovial. There were exceptions; however, for those in the padded section of the south wing seemed to be raving maniacs to a man. Even before the door was opened the unrestrained cries of the inmates, com­ bined with the continuous babble, and undercurrent of hoarse laughter seemed chok­ ingly to repel one. When we entered, a silence almost worse than the noise greeted us; ihen, again the cries continued, and they seemed all the more nerve-racking because of the short quiet. Other than the intense sound, the only thing I remember about that chamber was the first cage on the left and its prisoner-a great, bearded giant with smooth, rippling muscles: peculiarly long arms, and bowed legs. In addition to that, his countenance was decorated with one of the most dark and malevolent expres­ sions ever to blacken anyone's visage. Upon our entrance he had become silent; he only stared into my eyes-held me spellbound. I was dimly conscious that the others had continued on down the corridor, but that fact made no impression upon me. I never believed in hypnotism until that moment; I was helpless! However, I let my eyes stray to the door of the cage. Horrified, I noted the hinges; the top hinge had been torn from the rivets. I started to run, to warn the others-but it was too late. The monster began to twist the door. With a shrill crack the gate was wrenched free and clattered to the floor. I turned and fled through the hall, flung open the door through which we had entered, and streaked down the passage-way. The noise of the creature's steps urged me on; it seemed to me that I could hear, or feel, the panting breath come louder and closer-I could not escape. I rushed through an open door past a shrinking guard. The grass was wet and slip­ pery; I shuddered at the thought of what would befall me should I lose my footing. His steps were almost upon me now, yet luck was with me-my wild pursuer slipped and thudded to the ground. Instinctively I reached for the strong ivy vine which clung to the prison building at that point, and began to climb. Scarcely had I pulled myself to a safe height when the beast was under me, reaching for me. Ha! now ! was safe for a time. But no-horror of horrors-grunting and panting it began to climb! However strong the vine was, it would not hold us both; rending and tearing, the ivy ripped from the wall, flinging me flat on my back. Aching from the fall I tried to rise, but I was too late; the ape-like maniac was bending over me! Those very eyes seemed to drip with a cold, bloodless light! Shutting my eyes I waited for the un­ avoidable, the clutching grasp that would mean my end. I felt a light tap on my shoulder. "Tag; you're it," he wheezed, with a gleeful laugh. - --Stephen Zetterberg

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THREE LILIES A crimson, g!owing lily­ A ruddy, jeweled goblet Filled with fragrance­ Like a ruby flagon Brimmed with scented wine. A rosy, striped lilyA fragile vase of coral, Lipped with pinkA quaint rose-jar Of dried and perfumed petals. A roguish tiger lilyA dark-eyed gypsy dancing To the music Of the wind-a dryad Robed in orange flame. -Luella Mead

A QUERY The pale moon gliding through the sky, The setting sun at sea, Waves that beat, and beat, and beat, Endlessly. Dark clouds massed on mountains high, Tall majestic trees, Rolling thunder, rumbling, grumbling - Heavily. The stream of life, which cannot die, Though death each part may seize. Through love, and hate, to time, space, Eternity. Oh, God, if god there be, _.;hen you Can make such things as these, Why make the human soul too small To see and comprehend them all? -Bayard McConnaughey

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THE VISION Isolated, ostracized, Millions teeming all about. Yet apart from all the others Stands the youth there, deep in doubt. Shouts of all the people rise To acclaim him as their king. Heedless of their praise, he looks­ And 'sees beyond all earthly things. Hanging pinioned to a cross, To his love and faith still true, Cries in anguish, "Lord forgive them, For they know not what they do." -David McConnaughey

REMEDY The Trouble with a Revolution is so many People fight and Quarrel without any Reason at All. They Hardly even know Why it is, or Why they throw The Bombs into people's houses, or Make such a Terrible Animalish Roar When somebody starts a Revolution. They don't Understand the Doctrines for Which they Fight, and More, For which they Even Bleed and Die. The question is "Why? Why all this Waste of Peace and Life As the Result of meaningless strife?" Just for a Revolution! Maybe it's Sport to Die fighting For some Doctrine, seemingly righting The Inequalities of some Society. But there should be a Variety Of other sports more Orderly, Conducted much more Peaceably. Why a Revolution? I can't Say. Can You? -Magdalena Wendt

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SEA SKETCHES Unfathomable blue. A glittering surface And below what depths So seemingly transparent And yet so darkly somber. But always mystery Unfathomable. In fiery roundness, the sun Sinking into the gloom Of a flat ocean. A glowing light, Reflected from the face Of a silver moon On the rippled surface Of a dark sea. -Jean Gillette

DESERT EVENING Great, barren, sandy wastes, fading dim into purple dusk, Two golden edged clouds, dipping low, Reaching shadowy fingers to clasp a rolling horizon. A curling, transparent column of smoke feebly lifts itself, From smoldering, yet-glowing embers Of a cowboy's evening campfire. Grotesque and ghostlike forms of cactus Loom on all sides, with spiney arms That grasp and hold the evening. And, far above, where has been caught The pungent odor of burning mesquite, Tiny, myriad stars flicker into being, Announcing the majesty of the even. Pale Queen of the Night, soon to transform al!, When she brushes her silvery skirts Leaves even the smallest nodding flower Transfigured with a silken film. A distant mirage is blotted awayThe desert, wearied and spent, again recl�nes in sleep. -Harriet Duncan

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CALENDAR Septerr.ber 18-The early dawn was disturbed today by the ringing of four hundred odd alarm clocks mark­ ing the abrupt termination of our happy vaca­ tion. The halls and rooms of the buildings echo to the shouts of students and the slam of lock­ ers. A gong rings and the uproar speedily sub­ sides to a dull, humming noise. We're back in school again. 19-A mystery! It looks like the beginning of a series of bad breaks. A boy quietly minding his own business was suddenly and violently hurled down the stairs into the boys' basement! He was badly sprained. Where? Oh, on the stairs, stupid. (No attention will be paid to the rumor that a teacher tripped him.) 24-The plot grows thicker! Already a notable col­ lection of broken or sprained arms, backs, fin­ gers, wrists, legs, ankles and toes are on dis­ play. These guys must work in a marble fac­ tory; luckily we have no broken necks so far. October 13-There sounds a dull thud of leather meeting leather. We have just won our sixth practice game so we feel very fit. 19-Due to some intensive dome-scratching by the technical staff of our beef squad we managed to tie the mighty Webb team. Of course, we weren't surprised. 21-Attracted by muffled bursts of music and mer­ riment we arrived at the girls' gym and there found the Girls' League throwing a pay hop. All the nobility was there. The punch was O.K. by government test. No respectable citizen would crab a return. 27-We were much astonished at the black crepe neckties and underslung maps today, until a sorrowful Sophomore divulged with sighs that Bonita had seen fit to forget courtesy due to guests and beaten us. Oh, woe is me! The As­ sociated Men Students buried their sorrow with Hot Dogs at San Dimas. There were some rather severe barks heard the next day .

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CALENDAR November 2-The Home-making Class visited leading L. A. furniture stores today. No one appeared over­ stuffed or reupholstered but several were in­ clined to drape. 6-"Hey! you with the nose! Have you got your ticket yet? What for? Why the Student Body play. You dumb cluck." By this we judge that the cast is practicing "Skidding." I like to prac­ tice skidding in the halls but they rate the Auditorium. Everyone is selling tickets which leaves no one to buy. 9-Armistice Day assembly - we hear President Jaqua on "War or Peace." I 0-Tonight the Student Body Players put over "Skidding" in grand style. 22-Scholarship Society chaperoned by Mr. Forney visit L. A. Courts and Prisons. Possibly they wish to make reservations, but let's skip that. 27-This is the day of the great Associated Men Students' celebration. A tournament of bas­ ketball is followed by a game between the juniors and the faculty. Last but not least is the great Bean Feed accompanied by our Cowboy Orchestra. What a day! December I 6-Christmas Vacation begins. There is a stir and bustle in the air. Everything is green or red or both. The small ones give a Christmas Play. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! January 2-We return to school only to discover that the old building has been condemned. This causes some odd combinations, but who cares? Just as long as we get to go +o school we need worry about nothing. I I-Yes, it's +he Girls' Glee Club again, in an es­ pecially musical mood ready to serve us. Also on this same program at no extra charge we have Richard Baer giving a series of readings.

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19-Tonight is a gala night in Claremont. The or­ chestras-jazz, cowboy, and classical-have all gone Western. The evening is a great success except that some bandits decide to give us a whirl, and the fun goes on amid much music and merriment. 21-At four o'clock this afternoon, enjoying the Sabbath quiet wi+h my radio dial at KECA, I suddenly heard the sound of singing. The C. H. S. Girls' Glee Club again. I might have been mistaken - but no, a familiar strain is heard. February 6-1 was quietly riding a bicycle around the stage this morning when I nearly ran into a mysterious group. What could it mean? I crept closer, closer! Suddenly ! saw a light (mentally). It was tryouts for "Pinafore", the operetta. I 0-Hearts and punch and gay balloons, swell music, and a slick floor. We step out to the Woman's Club House, to the Valentine Dance given by the Girls' League. And was it some party? And were there some new combina­ tions? Ask me. March 5-Baseball season opened today with a practice· conducted by Coach Martin. At 8:00 we had made some progress but the Coach's hair was appreciably thinner. 6-Looks as if we might be going to have another "feed," with all these fancy table trimmings, silver candlesticks and tea service. But no, its the Girls' League play. "The Patterson's Din­ ner" is given with great success. 9-The Lettermans' Club wen+ nautical today and it looks like tragedy, "Submerged", or "The Boy Stood on the Flooded Deck"? or even "A Submarine Tragedy". 12-We were not invited but we hear that the Girls' League had a Fashion Show. Mrs. Case of L. A. fame, they say, taught the Claremont High School girls how to dress this year. We would go into more detail but we were not there.

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' CALENDAR 23-After forty-six days of 1raining our brave mariners sailed the ocean blue today on the ·good ship "Pinafore". The port was reached without fatalities and a very merry voyage was had by all, including the Pomona and Los An­ geles High singers, guests on the cruise. 28-One of the year's most interesting assemblies was given today by Mrs. Garner of Claremont. Would we like to possess some of those curios from Mexico? April 6-Today marks the end of the winter term. Many cases of spring fever are miraculously cured and it is hoped that everyone will have a swell time. 16-An epidemic of sunburn is evident at school today. The victim is usually complimented by the fiend who loudly slaps your back. Oh! Oh! I wish I had never seen the beach. 17-AII minor ailments were forgotten today as the assembled Student Body enjoyed the amusing Bonita program featuring "A Pair of Lunatics", a comedy of errors. The laugliter-wracked stu­ dents wobbled joyously out and chuckled all the way home. 18-Today the Lettermen "Submerged" for the second time for the benefit of those who missed the previous performance. 24-We exchange a program at Corona sending our musicians, tap dancers, and a skit. Oh, No no! May 4-After an exhaustive advertising campaign and much rehearsing the famous Junior Players pro­ duced "The Trysting Place" by Booth Tarking­ ton. This will be a lesson to those who do not look under sofas and behind chairs. The play was preceded by a varigated program given by Oliver Beahrs, Pomona Valley magician, and the Junior Boys' Glee club starring "Old Aunt Jemima'". By the way, I've seen her somewhere else lately. I 0-What's the excitement? After a desperate campaign the Student Body Elections occurred without serious casualties.


.. CALENDAR 17-The Cowboys of Chino bring an entertaining exchange program. 19-The Southern California High School Symphony Orchestra and Chorus appear today. We ex­ pect great things of them as C.H.S. is repre­ sented by two violins, a cello, and a horn as well as twenty voices. 25-For the last time the Seniors tread the boards in their program of one-act plays. Some "Es­ cape", some are responsible for "Shipping Mother East", and some are content with being "Just Women Folks". June

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2-And a fine time was had by all. The school unanimously agreed on a bake at the beach today. All four classes trekked to Balboa. Swimming, surfing, speed-boating, and food, and are our faces red? I ask you. 8-Senior assembly and the awarding of C.S.F. life pins and the Kiwanis cup. The Seniors leave the High School to return only for their di­ plomas. We hope that they will remember us as they work their way through College. 9-The Juniors do honor to their friendly enemies the Seniors at the Junior-Senior Reception. An interesting program added to the festivities which were enjoyed by fond parents as well as classmen. I0-A special service for the Seniors-the Com­ mencement sermon is delivered. I I-After days of secretiveness and dark surmise on the part of the class the Mothers banquet the Seniors. They get all the breaks. 12-The Ninth Grade forswear the pea-shooter and the paper wads to join the more dignified ranks of the Senior High Sc�ool at Commencement on this day. I 3-The last Rites are performed and our Seniors are gone to higher places in the Realms of Learning. We wish them the best of luck. Gosh, it's really over. What next?

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS To all who have aided in the production of this book we, the staff of El Espiritu de '34, wish to express appreciation. Mr. Jack Cannicott COMMERCIAL ART AND ENGRAVING COMPANY ENGRAVERS Los Angeles Mr. Roy 0. Day PROGRESS-BULLETIN PRINTERS Pomona Mr. G. W. Gillespie HARTSOOK STUDIOS PHOTOGRAPHER Pomona

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1934 El Espiritu  

1934 yearbook from Claremont CA high school

1934 El Espiritu  

1934 yearbook from Claremont CA high school

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