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P11blishcd Annually by the Associated Students of Claremont High School, Claremont, C;1liforni,1, June, 1942 Volume 29



An ,1nnu,1I is a book of memories; memories of the school's events .and ;activities for a

partic1,1lar year.

But it must be more than that; it must include memories of the world outside

of the school in that year, as well.

. go down in the history of civiliution,

This school year, which is now closing, is one that will We hav-c







grc.1t conflict which is shaping the destiny of the entire world, and of every individual in it. But we did not choose fo dwell on the destructive forces which seem to be so rapidly out­ distancing positive effort in the world today. which is now so prevalent all about us.

Nor did we choose to add to the surface patriotism,

R.1thcr, we h,1vc selected as our theme, a movement

which is of particubr concern to us in the southwcstern region of the United Sbtes, a movement which h.n been growing for some ye;us and has ber:::n strengthened, not retarded, as a result of our entry into the war; namely, the effort which our country has been making to build a new relation­ ship with our neighbor, Mexico, based on friendship and understanding. One of the first steps

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necessary in such ,1n undertaking is a knowledge and appreciation of the other people.


in Southern California, we have been fortunate in being subjected to the influence of this rich Spanish American culture. It is evident in our architecture, our language, our music, and our art, We would do well to imitate also some of their philosophy of simplicity and serenity. The people of the United States arc at last beginning to realize the value and importance of our Southern ncighbon.

This is brought home to us here at Claremont High School by the

growing part which our own Spanish American students arc playing in school activities. This book is dedicated to all of them in gratitude for their contribution to school life, in the hope that uch of us will have a greater appreciation of one another as fellow students and that the spirit of COMPANIONSHIP and COOPERATION will be an ever growing one, as each absorbs the CUL­ TURE of the other and make it a part of his own.

DEDICATION This year El Espiritu is dcdiutcd to a teacher who has made ii valuable and pcrmilnent contribution to the lives of all who have had the privilege of her guidance and instruction,

In those of V-$ who have

come to know her as a friend, u well

s a tc.1chcr,

she hu inspired ii deeper faith and stronger ideals. Her tranquility and constant cheerfulness hnc been a soothing b,1lm in a distracted world.

In the romance l.,ngu,gc department, she has given us a strong, buic foundation which will prove of luting value, us



Finally, she hu brought home to and


of the


Americ11n culture, In sincere .1pprcciation, ':'c grate­ fully dedicate El Espiritu de 1942 to MISS MARY J. ESCUDERO.


True and lasting friend1hip is based upon common ideals and interests. Though many of u1 fail to realise it, Muico shares with "5 our most fundamental beliefs in regard to government and democracy. Her constitution is modeled -!her ours. as are many of her other forms of political structure.

But, even more important, the spirit underlying the

outward framework is the true spirit of democracy. Mexico has b11t recently overthrown the yoke of dictatorship, Her government is still unstable, and many of her struggles to achieve democracy have biled. But we arc climbing together on the same ladder, striving for the same ultimate goal, and therefore: we: should lend a helping hand to our neighbor and display an attitude of tolerance: and ;usistancc: towards her in difficulties which we: ourselves have but recently overcome:, �r for which we are, perhaps, still seeking a solution. Before: we: act as a nation, however, me: must first act u individuals. We in Southern California, especially those of us in the public schools, have the opportunity of making fast friends among the Spanish Americans in our midst. As we do this, we: arc: struck by the: sincere generosity, the: heartfelt gratitude, the gaiety, the warming friendliness, and the: simplicity, which is so characteristic of most Spanish Americans. And yet, we invariably come to think in terms of personality rather than in terms of racial background. 011r country has long stood for freedom and equality despite race, religion, or creed.

But we must

now go beyond this passive philosophy of "live: and let live," to a more active: one which requires that we consider all people on the basis of their individual worth, not on the basis of their religion, their race, their economic position, or any of the other false values that have blinded us too long.




THE SOCIAL WHIRL This year the so::;ial whirl whirled profusely, and the night life brought a new clamor through the revered portals of Claremont High.

It w.n a swank suson, and the dances proved endur­

ilnCc marathons in time with Jaeger's bombastic dixic-bnd.

In tuni:: to his incomparable records.

tf:c C.A.A. breathlessly bunched the first dance of the ycu in October, with mc',!!-01.l.l!s of ex­ citing confusion and rhythmic fret. Not to be outd0nc, three weeks later, the Sophomores, sparked by the enthusiastic advertising capabilities of Davy Briggs, ventured a stag dance in the library. Difficulties arose when war wn declared, :nd all dances were called off, as looming: blackouts threatened C.H.S. shindigs.

In February, compuativcly normal existence being resumed,


Annual Staff exuberantly entertained with .an informal Valentine dance, a smashing succcu, filling the lib�uy to c:;p,1City. Apropos of the critical co,d1tions of the country, the Junior High staged

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a patriotic dance in the Girls' Gym in March. Arranged on the walls.were brilliant banners in red, white, and blue, dispbycd with patriotic fcn1or.

Typiully individualistic, the Seniors, with their

knack for the creative, featured a "Bomb Shelter" dance in April.

Unsuspecting crowds were

c.1ptured by original signs-"Don't spit on the ceiling", "Tumplc with precaution". Inspired with the sucuss of the Seniors, the Junior class scored a triumph with a scintillating tropical dance two weeks later. D.1nce.

In May. the Girls' Lugue dazzled the Student Body with a merry. merry May

Students thrilled to the gay, stimulating decorations .1nd the colorful clothes.


Junior-Senior Reception. with soft lights and pensive couples, brought a brilliant close to a brilliant year, adding the last note to the grand finale of the noteworthy Seniors' high school career.


M,..,.1y11 Br1111cr, Pruiclc11t

The yur 1941-42 h;u been an eventful year for the Cirls' luguc. Led by Bruner, president, Johnson as vicc-prcsidc�t and social chairman, Cory, treasurer, and W.-gncr. secretary, the girls have gone far in helping the school and in raising funds for Colina.

The Big

Little Sister Party for all the new girls who had cntcrcd C. H. S. w.u held in the tall at the Chaffey pool. The ;annu,11 Football Banquet, the first big social affair sponsored by the Girls' Luguc, w.u held at the Ctm:mont Inn, and then the party adjourned to the Civic, the legion, and parts unknown.

June Gardner and Deborah Johnson, with advisors, Miss Allen and

Min Willows, represented the school at the Girls' League conference at Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale.

The highlight of the ye1r was the production of "Stage Door": how­

ever, it was climaxed by the ultra-successful May Dance, and the girls still vouch for the Lc.11guc: n a really fine org.11nization.

GIRLS'LEAGUEOFFICERS W. Cory. 0. Johnoon, Wagnor


Clu�nu All�n. P,nid�nt

The Scholarship Society's first meeting of the year, held during the second semester, showed a great increase in the unks.

The officers for the yen elected at this time were Clarence

Allen, president; Earle Jones, vice-president; and Abbie Lou

Walden, secretary-treasurer.

Members of the Society decided to remain fairly inactive, sending no representatives to the ann11al CSF Convention, held this year at Compton.

The majority, however, p,uticipatcd in

an all day trip to the city, in the early p;nt of �hy, where the gro11p visited several institutions of intellectual interest, attending the cinema in the evening. Senior mcmbcn who received the gold seal of life membership at graduation were Mary Bronson, Frances St. Clair, :nd Clarence Allen.

SCHOLARSHIP SOCIETY SEATED: M. B,unu, F,. St. Cl•I•. W, POPoftot. E. J. e;rkel, H. Wld"'"'· R Cooh, [.Jc,no,,D, Oownoy.R. Sontl•,. KNEELING: N. Taylor. w. Sli••"'•"· STANDING: C. A)lon, J. Pott, M, !':.,',"· C. J.. 11t,, M. e,onoon, P. Sh••·


Mary B,o,uon, PrHicle11t

The French Club, in its sixth year, began its acfrtitics by meeting early in the fall at the home of member Julia Birkcl. Herc, officers were c:lcch::d with t,,bry Bronson, president: Lois Faklcr, vice-president; Doris Knott, treasurer; and Frances St. Clair, secretary. The purpose of the club is to enable its members to learn more of the language by requiring them to spe;1k only French for a half hour at meetings.

01,1ring this period, games uc played, ;iind business is tranucted

until members distractedly blurt out their meanings in the mother tongue.

For uch word

spoken in English. a fine must be paid. This ynr, the club fo..,nd itself composed entirely of the fairer sc•, and with membership dwindling,

For this rc.ason, the group was less .11ctive than

in previous years. The rubber short.Jge, as well, served to limit .11ctivitics, since trips to Los Angeles were cancelled.

FRONT ROW: Miu E..M<IOfO. SECOND b t M �-���. f".��.�;���oKRcj�t, , �,B���: ..... G. Morhko. B. J. 0...1., MH. wn. .on. BACK ROW: Fr. SI. Cla!,, D. "-•oil, N. Whlla, E. J, Blt�ol.





In those bright days before blackouts, the combined first, second, and third year Spanish clubs met for a joint mce:ting.

Leandro Carcia was elected president of the club .u a whole,

and separate elections were held at individu;1I meetings. This was the only time the clubs met u a group. As a separate organi:ution, the first met for their meetings, amused themselves with dinners, and spoke with the limited Spanish at their command. The second year students met less often, but spoke, of course, with greater fluency. An occ.asional meet­ ing with refreshments and Spanish gamn is the most they can boast for the year 1941-42. The small but experienced third year class secured homes for meetings and cnterhining even­ ings for all. The annual trip to Los Angeles was Hcrificed, but the year was climued by a festive dinner.

T o �l��.� M� ,:�.�-�t"t"."'Ro�-,.�•r Wiggin,. U. Lope,. L. Ga,oia. Ml11 Etc.,do,o, E, 8,oilnor. W. PopenH. E. Popeno<. C. Hlldeb,ud. 8. L. MoC"I• louoh, Ill. Ko,inl1ton. V. Olgglo. G. Y,loollon.SECONOROW: I<. u...... a. 8 �i�:�•1. Ei.. 'St:;�,�.. :�";r:;bo�.. :: . ��I��";., L 5.po�:�: ':i. ��i:�: �: B,.,no,,E.Shaw,N.McC<o,.on.8ACK ROW: 0, John,.n, J. Saltonlloll, 8. . W. Coll•"'· D. Tooko,, eo,,. D. Dow, nor,Ill. 8r"nor.5. Pa,rlllo. G. Gonuloo, 1 0 ��,n��,"t�"p.,��r. ���h.i;io,? �"1)o!: no,,C.H1rr<>CI.


Florence St. Clair and Barb,ra Runs, Editors

The Wolf Packet Room. the air heavy with the smell of printers ink, is the workshop of the school's journalistic talent. The first to step to the spotlight is Florence St. Clair, editor for the first semester. With her comes a flood of new ideas, exchanges of papers with the former schools of students now at Claremont, sparkling interviews with teachers and students alike, an up-to-date calendar, and finishing up with a bc.autiful final edition in two colon. Then a new face to the spotlight, B;ubua Reeves by n,1mc.

As the second· semester editor, she

too was bursting with new ideas which she soon put into action. And back of all this fine work, always boosting the shff when they most needed it, Miss Mujorie Allen, the di­ rector of the paper, without whose invaluable assistance we could nn-er have put out a Wolf P.1ckd.

FRONT ROW: L. Borko,. J. Reo,... R Cook•, 0. Stafford, Fl. SI. Clair, M. Coope,. SECONO ROW: A. Arauio. G Mo,t,ko. B. R•o,01, M. Oa,c,, P. Chld• law. R. Baughman. BACK ROW: E Puko,. B, J. Oarrio. MiH Allen. Mr,. M<i<n. 0. J<>hn,on. F,. St. Clai,. J MoCrouen. 0. Downey


Mary Bronson.Editor Roberta BaL�n, Ant. Ed.

"El Espiritu de 1942" got off to a fine with Editor working all summer.





The war greatly complicated everything, but due to the hard work of

everyone on the annual staff, it pulled through with flying colon. Popenoc and Birkcl skill­ fully handled the sports write-ups, Jones worked faithhilly on pastry ulcs, Fl. St. Clair on the calendar, Carner on snaps, Downey and lohnson on advertising, Cottam on publicity, Allen on finances, Frcdcndall on art, McNamcc o n photos, Cooke on the literary section, and Mcrtzkc on typing. Spring vacation was a vacation to nobody working on writcups under the direction of Assistant Editor Baughman, but the Annuill Pi1rty did prove ii greilt VilCiltion, for the "El Espiritu de 1942" was in print!

SENIOR CUSS OFFICERS FRONT ROW: B. Loco, J. Coldwell, Fr. St. Clol,. K. Tong. 8"CK ROW: Fl. St. C!ol,, R. Boughman. O. Knoll, B. Cottam, W. F'ootnot, M. e,onton.

SENIORS-LEADERS OF TODAY The space of our high school years hu been not time alone. prehend.

It has been growth hard to com­

We have come to take a vigorous part in activities which we once looked upon with

childish wonder. We have become impressed with how much in the world there remains to un­ cover: we have grown. We deeply respect our classmates, each for his own growth.

The senior

class hu the largest representation in this year's Scholarship Society, implying not that it is blind to other indispensable forms of education.

For we consider the r,11tc intimacy shared. not

by the few, but by our class as a group, to be the most priceless experience yet encountered. We have talked long after Scribblers, at play rehearsals, and on the curb Friday afternoons. shall never forget those days at the beach, or the attempts made by


c usher to scat our entire

troop together in the show. Nor shall we forget the comradeship of sympathetic tcachcrs---comrade­ ship that increased as the years swept by. We look upon our diplomu from Claremont High School u certificates of a great deal more than "book learning". What we have made of ourselves here will be deeply impressed in our futures, for we have grown.

TEO CARNER 4 ,u,.s ,t C.H.S. Student 8od1 Bus. Mgr.


Staie Crew 1. 3 Sp,n i1h c1 ..1, 1. 2 Annu,1-:nrip" Ed itor4 Cius Prnidcnt 1 1ilcnt-1cneroul---<teep wo'ccand c haractcr

CHESTER JAEGER IUNE G ARONER ADELLE WACN EII 6 yurs ,i C.HS . . 5 ycan at C.H.S 6 yurs al C.HS . T o Chaffcy luni o, Col­ T o Po mon, Collea;e ,uuoch A" :�!:'.:,:;, Iese Lcltermcn'1 Club 3. 4 Ambition: pcrs�nnel Le Ci• •' Lu1 .. e Secreh1ry a•! ::',7 ";�:i�:� � director i C.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 Orc huha I, 2, 3, 4 C.A.A. 2. 3, 4 Advanc ed Chorus Scholarship Society 4 -thoughtful pai ' :: :��:�; Varsity football3,4 1 ,2.3.4 Cirl1' Lu1ue Secretary Var1it1 T rack 3. 4 3 "Corilla''-eco,ds-R.cprucntatiu to Cirl1' 1,umpcl - jittubu1 Lc11ue Conference· 3,4 WolfP,ckctStaff3.4 "lun'c"-nut­ en111emcnt

MARY BRONSON NEILL McCROSSEN 4 years at C.H.S. 3 years 21 C.H.S. T o V,nar Colle1c w sity of To Ambition: social worker A�i:� :; 4 a on: fore i1n ur­ A ��,:: �.:�:�:�, 3 ':�!� S111 enl Body Secretary Lettcrmen'1 Cl..b 3, 4 : Basketball3. Captain 4 Wolf Packet Auist,nt Cini President 3 Edito,3 modc1t-studio u1Scholauhip Socicty,2, cratic-out-ol:::� 3,4 C.A. A . I, 2, 3,4 Sc,ibblers2.3,4 "lust AnothcrS,turd,y"


Persewerant-"to promolc the general welfare"

CHARLOT TE DICK DOWNEY FREDEN D ALL 2 ycirs at C. H .S. Ambition: bwye, 6 yu,1 a t C.H.5. To Chaffey lunio, ColRep.toBoys'State3 Stu ent Body P,e1id�nt " : Th�:• ,.t school • Student Council P,eiiAm n: commerci al dcnt4 a�:�!� C.A.A. 1, 2,3, 4 Annul Adwcrtisin1 Mgr. 4 C.A. A, Prnidcr,t 4 Scholarship Society 4 Annu:tl Art Ed itor 3. 4 Wolf Packet Staff 3 Wolf Packct5taff4 "Th,ough the N ight"4 athletic-rt-"S,tc hel''-detcrmined l�:::,:,��.:'..c�c��ie�I dcbatcr-opu1ali ons

WALLACE TWOGOOD 6 years at C.H.S. To night school for welding training Spanish Club I ClaH Sergeant-at-Arms 2 bic ���cliberate::

NANCY CURRAN DEBORAH JOHNSON 6 years at C.H.S. • 1 year at C.H.S. To Recd College, To Pomona College Ambition: concert Oregon Then Uni•cnity of piani1t French Club 4 Mexico Ambition: Latin AmerAdvanced Chorus4 Accomplished pianist­ ican foreign service "Moose" - cut: G.A.A. l, 2.,3,4 Tennis Captain4 Girl• League Vice-Pres. and Social Chairman


Wolfhcket Ant. Ed.3 An ual Advertising Mgr. �

IACK CALOWELL 6 years at C.H.S. To U.C. at Berkeley Ambition: engineer Lettermen's Club3, 4 Cius Red Cross Rep. 1,2,3,4 Spanish Club\,2,3 WollPacketSportsEd.1 Adnnced Chorus I, 2 ''Moose''-NancyBest Oreue,


HARTWIG VanNOORDEN RENATE SULZBACH JOAN McCROSSEN CLARENCE ALLEN 5 years at C.H.S. S yeau at C.H.S. 4 years .at C.H.S. 3 years at C.H.S. To Chaffey lunior ColTo Recd College, To Unive,sity of To Pomona College lege Ambition: journalist Arisona Oregon Then Army Air Corps Boys'State3 G.A.A. 2,3,4 Ambition: author Lettermen's Club 3, 4 Scholarship Society, 2, Scribblers3,4 G.A.A. 2, 3 footba113,4 "Stage Door" 4 Sc,ibblers3,4 Student Council3 Scholarship Society3 Class President I Wolf Packet Staff 2.,4 ''Wiuy"-car-domiAnnual Bus. Manager French Club 2 Spanish Club Soc. Ch,. nant-"oomph" Scribblers-imaginative 2,3 "Through the Night"4 -wide reading affectionate-sensitive "Stage Door" 4 -good dancer "Nine Lives of Emily"4 T,ack 2., 3 ''Loope"-intcllectual -subtle

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FRANCES ST. CLAIR PETER SHERMAN 6 yur1 .1t C.H.S. 6 yurs at C.H.S. To Pomona College To Noy Mu1ic Corp1 C.A.A. I, 2, 3, 4 Ambition: rt:1urch Scholanhip Society 2. icienli1t 3,4 Orchi:11,a I. 2. 3,4 '"Jull Another Satur• Scholarship Society 4 day"3 Lettcrmcn"s Club 4 ""What 1 Lifc""3 ""Through the Nis:ht""4 ""Stas:e Door"" 4 e1actitudc-woc1bullry Cl.111 Secretary 2, 3, 4 -•c·entTc Anistant Woll Packet Ed.4 French Club 3.4 ''fr.1nny""--ordtrly1r.1des--rnpected

IOY HOLT 6 JU'l at C.H.S. To Chaffey lunior College Ambition: libr.1ri.1n C.A.A. 4 Stage ""prop1··4 Betty Janc--thy smile

RAYMOND LEVICK BARBARA COTTAM BETTY MATHISON 2 ycau at C.H.S. I year at C.H.S. I year at C.H.S. To Chaffey Jr. College To Uniwcr1ity of New To Ch.1ff1y Jr. College Then Pomona College Then Boy Scout Leaders' Muico C.A.A.4 Ambition: 1oci.1I worker Tr.1inin1 Camp, N. Y. Ambition: Boy Scout C.A.A. 2. 4 ""Stage Door"" 4 nccut·v, BHkctball C1pt.1in 4 "Nint:lius ol Emi1y"4 Sp•nish Club4 Student Council 4 lettermen"• Club 4 "M.1thison··-goodd.1tc Var1ity Footb.111 4 "Sugc Door"" 4 Adnnced Chorus4 Annual Publicly Mg,.4 -animated-wi1py llair common scnn cul.,_u,ly blond hair -accommodating 1m.1rtly drnsed­ effervcsct!nl

DALE HEALY 6 yur1 at C.H.S. To Chaffey Junior College Then Army Air Corps Lettermen·, Club 3. ◄ footbalt3.4 S..sehll 3, 4 golf-"Rabbit"'-puns -decisive

SATURNINO PARRILLA 6 yuu at C.H.S. To Chaffey jr. Colle1e Ambition: Army Air Corps Lettermen's Club 2-4 Varsity Track 3,4 V.1r1ity Bueball 4 Varsity BHketball 3,4 Varsity football 2, 3.4 " Scotty""- impcnonation1- happy- 10lucky

BETTY CARRIS ELLSWORTH PARKER To Pasadena lunior • 6 yurs at C.H.S. College To Chaffey Jr. College Ambition: commercial Then U.C.L.A, artist Ambition: to,eshy superwi10, C.A.A. I, 2, 3. 4 Team captain 1. 2,3.4 Lettermen"s Club 2, 3, 4 Vice-Pru. 4 F,ench Club 4 Spanish Club l, 3, 4 Wolf Packet Staff 4 " Stage Door" 4 Cius Social Chairman 1 "Nine Lins of Emily" 4 chee,fu1--casualath"'LongJohn" -chnrldic-ut ful-depenclab1e

LEANDRO CARCIA DORIS KNOTT 6 years at C.H.S. To Chaffey lunio, Col­ To Pomona junior College lege Then Uninrsity of Arisona Then U.C.L.A. Ambition: engineer Ambition:autho, Lette,men'1 Club Pru. Stu:ent BodyVice-P,u. 4 football Captain 4 C.A.A. 1, 2,3, 4 football.b•uball.1.2. ""Stage Door" 4 Class Secretary 4 Buketball, track 4 Class Treasurer 4 Spanish Club \, l. 3, 4 ''Doclie"-solt-spoken Spanish Club Prnipiano dent 4 Cla11 President l "'Slam"-Well-liked­ Caphin

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CEORCE CONZALES BARBARA YERKES ANITA RUNYAN 5\/z years "t C.H.S. 6 years at C.H.S. I yea, at C.H.S. Now in defense work To Pomona Junior Col­ To Chapman College Lettermen"• Club 1, 2, lege Ambition: social worker Then Chapman College, l,4 Spanish Club 4 Varsity Football 4 Whittier Adunct:d Chorus 4 Baseball 1, 2, 3 C.A.A 1. 2.3 Bernie-smiling Baskt:tball3 Tennis Mauger 3 Track3 Orchestra 1, 2,3. 4 Spani,h Club 2,3 "Stage Door'" 4 good-looking clothesgoocl-natured-piano-handsome Anita

MEAD McNAMEE 6 yu,s at C.H.S. Ambition: busint:n " What a Life"3 Spanish Club 3. 4 Annual StaH 4 Runsvold's-hiltory and currcnt eYenh­ thorough

EUSEBIO DOMINGUEZ 6 years at C.H.S. To Chaffey Junior Col­ lege Ambjtion: radi o tuh­ � nician Span;sh Club 1, 2,3.4 1e rou1-amb't· ou1

WARD POPENOE 6 years at C.H.S. To Pomo11a College Annual St aff 3. 4 Lettermen's Club 3, 4 Var,ity F ootb all4 Scholarship Society3.4 "What a Lifc"l ""Through the Night""4 Clas1 President4 Student Council Pres. 4 "Po p"- but date iovtal

PAT CHIDLAW 6 ye ars at C.H.S. To Chaffey Jr. College Then "'hool of music Ambiti on: music teachu C.A.A. 1, 2 Ad•a11ud Chorus 4 Orchestra 1, 2,3. 4 "Stage Door" 4 "Chid"- music sense of humor­ Ambula11u Corps

MARYLYN BRUNER 2 years ,i C.H.S To Pomona College Sch olarship Society3,4 �'.1���e�iu e President4 D.A.R. Citizenship Award4 Spanish Club3, 4 "Finger of Cod" 3 "Stage Door" 4 ""What A Life '3 p oise-StraiJht A'sdistinguished c oilfurc

MILDRED COOPER 6 yea rs a t C.H.S. To Pomona College Ambition: psychol ogi,t Jr. �i t Wolf Packet E g Wolf Packe t Editor3 C.A.A. 1. 2 "The Roma11urs"3 "Stage Door"4


interested in people


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Yell Leader3,4 C.A.A. I, 2, 3 Scribblers3,4 a t Annual Edi­ As �:: ;

Cla11 Social Chairma n 2, 3, 4 ''Bcrta""-go od-humor­ ed--openly uprcsscd

WESLEY HENZIE 5 years at C.H.S. To Chaffey Juriior College Ambition: p ostmaster Ldtermer,"s Club2,3,4 Letterme11·s Club Sec.3 Ba1eball2.3,4 President of lunior High 1 Student Council Pres. l Cius President 2 Sp111i1h Club 2,3 Orc hestral,23 , .4 ··s -my girl:::�:�;

GILBERT YRIGOLLEN 5 years at C.H.S To Marine Corp1 Am�:; on: udio opcr3

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Presider,! 3 Baseball Captain4 Adur,ce d Chorus 1, 2 Sp ani1h Club 1, 2,3,4 Spanish Club Secretary 4 hesitant-b aseball

SYDNEY BROWN 2 years ,t C.HS . To Paudena Junior Colleg:e Then Army Air Corps Ambition: commercial artid Wolf PackdStaff4 French Club 3 " Sid"-Wig:g:y-Petty -posters

BETTY MEI 4 rurs at C.H.S. To Colby Jr, Collcg:e Ambition: Commercial Artist C. A. A. 1.2.3,4 Spudball Captain4 WolfPackctStaff4 vivacious-tinkling: lau1hter

RICHARD WOODARD 2 years at C.H.S To U. C. at Berkeley Ambition: Ceneral in Marine Corps Advanced Chorus 3, Lettermen's Club 3, Yell Leader 4 Tennis Team 3,4 "finger of Cod" 3 "Party Line" 4 "Dickie''-advcnturc• -li1ht conveuation

FLORENCEST. CLAIR 6 rears ,t C.H.S. To U.C.L.A. Wolf Packet Editor4 Annual Staff 4 "What a Life" 3 "Just Another Saturday" 3 5-c:ribblers 3, 4 Cius Secretary 3 Student Council 4 ''littcrs"-philosophy penshre-"Wo1f Packet"

MARY LOPEZ 1 yur at C.H.S. To frank Wig:g:in's Trade 5-c:hool, L. A. Ambition: switchboard operator Baseb,114 resened---collector

JEAN WALL 3 weeks at C.HS . . Now at Pomona High 5-c:hool To art school Ambition: stenog:ra­ pher or arti,t Track Tum 4 Public Spuking4 ''Kcnny"-buutiful art---dancing-ftair­ spuking voiu-good gaiety student

KENNETH TANG I year at C.H.S. To Pomona College Ambition: engineer Senior ClaH Vice-Pru.


BERNICE LACEY 2 years at C.H.S. To Graceland College Ambition: pilot Student Body Advt. Mgr, 4 "Through the Night"4 "Party Linc"4 Wolf PackdStaff3 Class Treasurer4 C. A.A. 3.4 "Bernie''---congenial-BcstSport-ftappy­ Ambulance Corps

JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS FRONl ROW: M. M. MlehHI. l. Olton. SECONO ROW: M. Sau•du•. K. Poll. [. Sh•w. 1-1. Wlhon. A. Cooh. A. J•coboon. G. Mu\zle. l. F•kle,.


\ No,manStock1

Kay Jc,un

Cenoic�c MHtske

Mary Ruth Mobley

The J11nior Class, dcpcnâ&#x20AC;˘ding on quality rather th,n qu,1ntity, started the new year with capable class officers. Michael was president, .1nd others-Olsen,




Wilson, and Saunders, with Fo1klcr H sweater committee chairman, who, with her com. mittec was responsible for the striking, roy;il bh1c sweaters with which the Juniors surprised the .uscmbly in their unexpected spring.

Cooke, u secretary, and Sherman, .as

capable business manager, represented the class in St11dcnt Body government. a Girls' Le..guc office, while Jessen and Pott helped rule the C.A.A.

Cory filled

Cooke, Birkcl, and

Sherman represented the class in the Scholanhip Society. Both the chorus and orchestra

cluscs were well filled with the class of '43. Those Juniors who felt the creative urge for writing were Merh::ke, White, and Cooke, who were .11dmitted to Scribblers. S.11unders .11nd H.11rvey were memben of the st.llge crew. Henzie, Landale, Olsen, Dement, Snyder, .11nd Jacobson were .11II outstanding in athletics. The girls also starred in sports in play days and interclass g.11mes. There were numerous linguists in French Club, but only three in Sp.11nish

Tddy Snydu

t.h,y V. Frcdcndall

Ma.y Mae Michael

Ruth Cooke

F,ank Dement

Do,otl,y Stafford

Alma Ca,nal\an

Phyllis Squires

Viviana Aguilera

Locke Olson

Club, due to no offerings of third year Spanish for J1mior.s, The class of '43 had a good showing in the dramatic endeavors of the school. The cast of the year's major production, "Stage Door". was headed by Merh:ke, Jessen, and Birkel, with six other classmates in supporting roles.

hkler st.nred in the Student Body Play, and other Juniors took part

in following C. H. S. productions.

Mid-year elections brought forth Jacobson as presi­

dent. with Merh:ke. Shaw, Henzie, Cooke. Pott, and Jessen as other office-holders. Reeves took over the all-import.ant Wolf Packet editorship. The Junior Dance, postponed because of looming blackouts, was finally held with great success.

After much planning by Chair­

man Cooke and her committee, the big event of the year, the Junior-Senior Reception, was held. Although simplified because of war-time conditions, a just tribute was paid the Seniors while upectant Juniors hoped to lead the school as well as had the departing class.

William Sl\e,man

Estl\er L££ Rol,,s

Wilma Cory

Alyce lcnn

fr£dna Copeland

Mac Saunders

FRONT ROW, R. Web<to,, T, WIDDl"I, H. Oyer. J. Saltonohll. R. Sander,, R. £1,enb,ey, £. Joouo, l, $lo/ford, £ . Brown. $£CONO ROW: 0. Sloepo,, M. Wegner, Brb. Cooper, D. Brigg,, L, Tuder, M. Forl>t1, B. Ho,per, N. Naylor, 0. Too,e,, A. MHHJ, ROW: M. D..e,, U. lopH, J. Pott. J, Ellis. P, Hudoon, 8, Corr, C, A,11••• P, Noun,on, £, £. Popenoo, £. Mo,11•••· THIRD _ Colboth, J, Shum••• £. Sro,tne,. Elly, Cooper. W, Hendrie,,, El. V. Cor.ln, H. Widmar. A,. Saunder,. SACK ROW: A,, L. Weldin, R. Heeth, l. Po,ron, IC. Gorri,, 0. Towne,£. Jone,, El. Co,no,, C, RuHI, El. Hoo,IM.

SOPHS-GETTING INTO STRIDE The Sophomores ,:uc an unusual class.

Ranking high in future promise, they rank as highly

in divided interests. The presidency during the year went to Tommy Wiggins and Jimmy Pott. They gave only one class party and charged low dues, saving the money for the Jr.-Sr. Reception another year.

However. they gave one Soph stag dance which netted

them more money than any other dance of the year.

Taylor and Jones arc known for

their scholarship, while Wiggins, Saltonstall and Briggs excelled in sports.


talent was found in Saunders, Briggs, and Jones in the production, "Through the Night", while Jones, Pott, Briggs. Strong, Jaqua and Heath sparkled in "Stage Door".

More side­

lights might be Daves' red hair, Perron's penmanship, and Tucker's senses of humor. These then are Sophomores, a talented class destined to go far. Mrs. Gleason and Mr. Martin were active class advisors.

FROHT ROW: A. Oom!nguu. J. M•lhl..,n. M. KoMl•lon. R. E,Un. C. Horr<>d. L. S\ock1. A. Ftank. [. Mtttlnu. F. LoPt•• SEC· OHO ROW: V. Whlto, 8. J. Hlobr, A. Tuttlo, P. LH, F. Wlloo,. Q. 81uu,. P. Oo•nor, 8. 8hhl, H. Hano,. L. Ouotto,o. A. So... THIRD ROW: V. Olgglo. I. Wo,k"'""• M. Hal\ol. P. Quick. J. Cuttu. 0. Colbath, M. S. Dunn, S. Ba,n.., 8. Fullu. L. Walch, R. WhNlot, 8. L, $watlr, 8, L. M<Cullough, BACK ROW: 8. Flold,, R. Smith, R. Gunti',o,, J, Rankin, J, Scolt, W. H.-11/n, C. Hlldeb,aftd, R, WhHlu,F.S.-'chl.

FROSH-WE BEGIN AGAIN ''I have: bought golden. opinions from .all sorts of people", ,1nd the price set for the Freshman class is high.

Beginning the yeu smoothly under the o1ble leadership of R.

Wheeler, the: class immedioltcly became socially active.

From the first, do1ncing beume

the most popular class pastime and continued to be so after the presidency fell into the h.ands of C. Bruner.

Outstanding personalities of the class might be Birkc:I as .an

excellent student. Colbath for his prowess in athletics, followed by Gunther and Sabichi. Quick for her popularity, ud N.aftcl for sharing the title of most beautiful.

Perhaps the

highlight of the year could be considered the: moment when Mr. Charlson (class advisor , with Miss Willows) r.aised his voice in song .at the: barn dance, to the undying delight of the clan.

As they uc: but Freshmen, their future will hold many delights evc:n c:xcccd­

ing this. Their future: looms bright before tfic:m,

FRONT ROW: T, John1on, R. Stu<n,, R. lo,.n,, B. B,own, B. S.nd•to, IC, Mock, D. ScoU, N. J. Todd, L. Burke, H. RHd. V. Smith, J. Palmo,, N. NlchHI. P. NoNonuo, B. Showon, J. Stoflord. SECOND ROW: A. Snyder, M, B,ohout, C. [1110, B. Jullon, M, Wlloon, A, Meyer. I, Oo,ola, N, Bron,on, D. Sotfttat. L. Honoka,, V, P1\tloon, H. Shltloy. THIRD ROW: P. Hunandt1, J. Roe•••• A. Brodloy. 0. [akin, V. Bober, £. Vought. C. Sloou, B. Slankolct,, A. Aroujo. [ . Londroth. N. Ouo..,a. [. da L•l>O, M, Chooter. N. 1Clnn01. W. Pio,u. BACIC ROW: M, Borbon. N. Melondru, R. Con\rtt&I. R. Dyu, A. Aluandot, C. S.ndon, 0. Holl.

8th- TOPS IN JUNIOR HIGH "By their acts sh;1II ye know them," might well be uid of the eighth gr;1de. This t;1lented clus was ably led during the first semester by Shirley who changed schools l;1te in the year. During the second semester, Johnson wu honored with the presidency.

The class

wu advised .1nd kept in tow from time to time by Miss Allen and Mr. Wood. During the ye;1r, two d;1nces, both successful, were given. But perhaps the talent of the class should be stressed. C;1rcia is noted for her acting ability and versatility in art: whereas, Kinney reads books of college level on geology.

Pierce knows all about radio, while Sanders,

Baber, Bradley ;1nd others excel in music. Some class intellectuals arc Burke, Ellis, and Wilson. Araujo's poise and singing hlcnt should not be overlooked, nor should Reeves' executive ;1bilitics and Barker's steel guitar be forgotten. much hope for future ye;1rs.

I n this clus is much life and

FRONT ROW: C. Unhtcl, L. Contre,ao. L. Oo,tert. P. Alojondro. f. Mo10•. E. S.unden. R. Whlto. W. 1-iondtlth. P. Whlto. SECOND ROW: D. 11,&lo,o,, M. Oun. G. Pio,u, M. Cummlno, J. Campboll. B. S. To<ld. B. J. Johnaon. S. kotl. C. Young. [. Johnoon. R. h1lot. Tl-llRO ROW: J. RuHi. G. Moffett. J. Clifton. J. Yu�n. H. fo.,no. P. Plt101, N. Poroon,. E. Rolnor. P. B•bo•. A. M. M&U0J. BACK ROW: P. A,mondoro,. R. Milltt. V. l,tcltll. J. Holt. J. Smllh. B. 1-iNdland. 0. Matllnu. ��t:;;.n�.

7th- BEGINNERS ALL Hopes for the seventh gr.1dc h.,vc been firmly rooted .1nd there is much evidence of .,bundant fruit.

Miss Escudero .,nd Mr. Wilby. as clns advisors, g.1vc them their first

pointers on life .1t Cl.1remont Junior High. Led by tiny Hendricks during the first semester, and bueb., Smith during the second, the class soon blossomed within itself. puty was given to raise money to clear all debts.


Another, patriotic in theme, was given

jointly with the eighth grade. The class is teeming with many different talents. inclined arc Baber, Miller. and Taylor, to name a few.


Rainer keeps things going with

her originality. Young dispbys his never-ending enthuti.1sm, while Russi and Headland .1lrcady rate high in the field of sports. A few of the scholars might be Johnson, Popcnoc, Rainer, .,nd many others. But this is just the beginning, for, just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

One of the finest things about the Ameriun spirit is that we recognize the debt we owe to the nations of the world for sharing their culture with us. We have long been taught that the United States is the "melting pot" of the world, and we arc proud o f this fact; proud that .:,II men have been free to m.:,kc their homes among us, proud to share our wealth and opportunities with them bcc.:,use we know that they have made us great. It is when a n.ation conceives the idea that it can gain nothing from others that progress is incvitilbly doomed.

Our people must never lose sight of how much we have grown, and can always

grow, through the contributions of others. It was not long .ago that Mexico owned all of the Southwest. Those colorful .and dramatic pages of our history will be a precious part of our heritage throughout the .ages. It is a thrilling, an enriching experience to become acquainted with this stirring background: but it is not necessary to turn history books to find the influence that the Spanish American culture has had upon our own. It is so evident .all about us. Look ilt the archj. tecture of our own school building and many of our other public buildings, .and of a large per cent of our homes. Look at certilin umplcs of our ut .and drilm.a. Some of our literâ&#x20AC;˘ ilturc, too, has been inspired by the beauty and romance of this fucinating ¡culture. Think of our music ilnd our dances; our clothes, our jewelry, and even our food arc evidences of the Latin influences.

Look, also. at our pottery, our rugs, our novelties. All these, ilnd

a thousand other things, show us how grateful we should be to the Spanish Americans for adding charm and v.aricty to our every day life.



Highlight of the year to many art students wn their work with ph1stu of Paris. Results achieved in this first attempt at sculpturing were highly succeuful. Figures are seen above in various stages of completion.

Geometry students watch with interest while those at the black board write out their solu­ tions to the day's problems. All agree that higher mathematics is excellent training in quick. logical thinking.

In biology bb. students test the chemical constituents of various organic substances. The course as a whole gives a general picture of the development of life from the amoeba to man.

Boys of all ages mingle in shop classes to share in the joy of creating various objects with their own hands. Such manual training plays an invaluable role in rounding out the school program.

Absorbed seniors ignore the camera as they listen to Clarence Allen discun the trends in poetry developed by the English writers of the Romantic period. Though not required, Senior English attracts a large majority of the clan.

Mcmben of an eighth grade social science class take an active part in the question period following a panel discussion on current events. History classes prove to be a fine training ground for student democracy.

Junior High girls find an opportunity for full expression of their domestic impulses in their cooking classes. Below they arc seen startâ&#x20AC;˘ ing to work on a delicious chocolate pudding.

Latin students listen attentively as Miss Wil. lows explains the conjugation of an irregular verb. They find that Latin improves their English grammar and vocabulary and stimuâ&#x20AC;˘ lates their interest in the classics.



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FRONT ROW: J. ComDboll. M. 8,e�out. 8. Sandon, R." Torlor. E. Voughl.SECONOROW:V.Babor.S.S<olt.D.S<oll.C.Po.,.n0<.

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Under Mrs. Howe's inspiring guidance, the Senior High Orchestra opened a very C11entful yur by performing at the Student Body Play. Encouraged by the c::xceptional talent of the musicians, Mn. Howe undertook the playing of a symphony.

At Christmas time, a select group from the

orchestra accompanied the chorus in the traditbnal usembly. In February, the combined Junior and Senior orchestra helped promote the success of the Cirls' league play. Spreading their wings, a small group presented a program at the Woman·s Club House, and the program was reputed for a faculty meeting the following day.

Towud the close of the year, a group of the upper­

classmen furnished two ensemble numbers at th.? Tri-C(lunty Music Festival in Puente. But the highlight of the year wu the gala dance at Mrs. Howe's home.

New resolutions to soar to

gruter heights in music were reflected upon their faces the next day. And according to previous high standards, the Senior High Orchestra provided the final touch to the Senior Commencement.



FRONT ROW: V. Dlugl•. MIii G•o••• M, S. Oun•. SECONO ROW: F. S.blc�i. e. M< L. o...., .... P. LH, A. So... M. P. Noflol. G. Btu•"'· BACI( ROW: S. Bo,na, L. Bork••• R. WIIHI••• IE. Ma,llno,, H. Ho,-01, A, 0-lnguo,.

FRONT ROW: P.Chl<llaw. M.Fotbco, 8. V.C<,l•ln,«J, J. Gardnot, Miu Hall, SIECONOROW:L.FoklH, E. L.Roht._ 8.C:,olMt, N,Cur,an, A.Ru•J•n . A . $aunduo. THIROROW:

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YOUNG AMERICA SINGS Under the patient leadership of Min Helene Grove, the chorus claues this year not infrequently astounded themselves by producing genuine music. Class work included vocal exercise and work toward perfection of all types of choral music, including operettas and folk songs from various countries.

The voices of the advanced and ninth grade choruses blend�d impressively for several

programs. The Christmas usembly was made mo:e effective by flowing choir robes and bell-like voices. The Tri-County League Music Festival, he'd at Puentc. was a fitting climax for a year of • accomplishment. Personalities of the might be said to be Esther Lee Rohrs, Pat Chidlaw, Lois Fakler, and Rex Henzie who took most of t'.,e solo parts. Winners of the Babcock Scholar­ ships for the two semesters were Florence St. Clair and Rex Henzie. This year has been very new and different for those in the chorus classes, and likewise it has been instrumental in giving the students a better understanding and appreciati>n of music.

"THROUGH THE NIGHT" It w.n a brilliant season, for there were new fa:cs behind the spot lights, and there wn a new cnthusium,

There were brighter hopc:s and grcitcr .1mbitions. There were bigger sets and more

appreciative audiences.

The first dr;1matic effort of the year wu the Student Body play, "Through

The Night", given on December fifth. directed by Mr, Wilby.

Dick Downey, u the murderer,

and D.ivid Briggs, as the modern day "Robin Hood", were acclaimed by all fo rthcir excellent performances. Lois Faklcr, Bernice Lacey, Peter Sherman, Clarence Allen, Earle Jones, and Ward Popcnoc completed the cut.

Miu Allen undertook, and admirably succeeded, in the super-human

tnk of producing .ind directing the Girls' league pl.1y, "Stage Door", of Broadway and Hollywood hme. The cast consisted of thirty-one people. The starring part of Terry Randall was played magnificiently by Cenevieve Merh::ke, who was hailed as the dramatic "find" of the school year, Kay Jessen played the part of J11dith Canfield, Terry's wise-cracking friend who knew Broadway inside 011t. J11lia Birkcl was excellent as Mrs. Or0.1tt. formerly of the theatre, who ran the "foot-

SEA.TED ()fl J,;NEELING: W, Po-. I,;. JHM", R. S,.t,l)ach, D. Joh"'°"• V. White. D, Slatroul. N. Whlto. r. Wilton. I, Cottoffl, K Pott. 8. Jhllllton. 8. Yukn. E. J. 81rkol, D. "-""11• P. Chldlow, R. Hnlh. STANDING: J, P�II. D. O.,wney, 0. Brlogs, [. Jon•. G. Mort,ko. Ill, Bruner, r,. st.Clal,, M.CooMr.

"STAGE DOOR" lights Club", a home-for stage girls. David Briggs furnished the romantic interest u the s1,1avc David Kingsley. In every production, the '"man behind the scenes' 'is important, b1,1t in "Stage Door", he wu of paramo1,1nt importance. It could never have been the s1,1ccess it was witho1,1t Mr. Booth, Mrs. Meiers, and their committees. The props committee wu faced with no small job keeping the cut supplied with everything from grapefruit skins to movie m.agazines. After rec1,1perating from "Stage Door". work began then on the J1,1nior and Senior pl.ays, "The Nine Lives of Emily" .and "Party Linc", produced jointly on May fifteenth and directed by Mr. Wilby. Betty Mathison took the in "The Nine lives of Emily".

Lois Fakler, Cenc!ieve Mertzke, Ruth Cooke, Clarence

Allen, Ellsworth Parker. and Ru Hcnzie completed the cast. In "Party Linc" Marylyn Bruner, as the grandmother, and Dick Woodard, as the villain, weer particularly good. Ward Popenoe played their parts equally well. Yes, it wn a brilliant season.

Bernice Lacey and

FRONT ROW; P. Sho,mon. SECOND ROW: R. [iHnb,oy. N,. 800th. J. Sl,e,mon. R. S,onder1. THIRD ROW: R. Heath. H. Oyo,. C. Ho,-01. BACK ROW: M. s..�ndon.

PIANO PUSHERS Cl..remont High School has been fortunate this year in having a very capable shge crew. Without their cooperation and h,11rd work. it would have been impossible to undertake the pl,11ys and special activities presented this year. Their finest piece of work was the set for the Girls' League production, "Stage Door." Hard work ,11nd careful pl..nning enabled them to produce an effective set on a limited budget. The crew toiled long hours after school and evenings to make this pl,11y and others, including the Student Body pro• duction, "Through The Night," a real success.

Mr. Booth was happy to

uy that most of the present crew arc under classmen and will be able to · continue work on the stage at C.H.S.

The men behind the scenes h,11vc

faithfully dimmed the lights, tuned the "mike", created sound effects, and pushed the piano untiringly from one side of the shge to the other. They're the ones who make things tick.

THE MIGHTY PEN The fourteenth year of Scribblers opened with a small group of senior girls. Cooper was writing with her usual description and mystery. strong sense of right prevailed in her stories with a monl. her philosophy and humor.


St. Clair added

Baughm,1n wrote realistically on many and

varied subjects, .u did Sulsb.ach, while Johnson and McCroucn wrote with a gnat dc,11 of feeling.

Chidlaw joined the group .and added brilliance to

poetry. White and Mcrtl:kc entered the club, followed by Cooke, .ind each wrote well. Peter Sherman, the lonely male, joined and added his knowledge of many things.

Even Mrs, Hull contributed to the collection of writing

from time to time.

I think the Scribblers will always "cmcmbcr those

breathless silences following a ruding: of a particularly wonderful work. when Mrs. Hull would call for remarks and criticism. and one of the lowly group would sigh a trite but appreciative - "It's nice,"


Li-ling lifted his head and wiped the sweat from his brow. Acron the rice field in which he stood up to his knees in•watcr, he uw Wu-tan with rifle on his back, running toward the house. He shouted a few words and deputed for the next hrm down the deep narrow road. Li-ling knew what this mc.,nt, and with lightning quickness he was back across the fields to his own house. From under some straw he drew his rifle, and off following Wu-tan. The afternoon sun was beating down on the heads of the brmcrs. The Leader of the guerilla band stood before them and gave a few, curt orders. They divided into bands of five. Li-ling was used to this: he asked no questions bcu11sc he knew the answers. They were fighting for the freedom of their country and their land--that piece of rich, water­ covered rice field, and the little mud hut at the foot of the hill, that little boy on the water buffalo's back. Yes, he knew what he was fighting for-his land, his home, his family. But now they were overlooking the valley on the other side of the hill. The Leader pointed to a dist.ant 1pot and dep.::utcd. To most observers there wH only a crumbling tem­ ple where their ancestors had worshipped for generations, but to Li-ling and Wu-tan it meant that the Japanese had planted a machine gun nest there. They ut down under the tree and waited for dusk to come. Li-ling gned dreamily across the v;1lley as the fingers of the spring breesc ran through his hair. The young rice waved and nodded gracefully with the wind and the whole iltmosphere wu a pe;1ccful one. Suddenly the Leader was among them ;1gair1, Li-ling was given full charge of the little band with the instruction that the machine gun nest must be destroyed. He knew as well as the others that if it were not, their homes, their land, their crops, would be. The sun slowly disappeared, spreading her colors across the western sky with promise of another beautiful day. The curtain of night slowly descended, le;1ving dark shadows along the hills. The time had come. Li-ling stood up to his full height, his bare feet in str;1w sandals. Then he flung his rifle across his shoulders. With one look at the valley on the other side, he descended. His five companions spread out, slowly creeping down the side of the mountain. Li-ling was grateful that there was no moon: he crawled cautiously toward the temple. Then he stopped. He need not go on and be killed, as he knew he would be. His companions would carry the ;1tt.ack ;1nd destroy the temple. Why should he go? He had his family to take cue of, his crops. He cou Id stop where he was and be safe from danger. No one would know.

Suddenly he heard the rattle of the machine gun, spitting fire and death in every direction. At once his mind was made up. He would not let those devils kill his family­ his son. No, not while he could still fight. He spotted a man peering out from one of the windows. Li-ling aimed and fired. The man slumped over as another thundering spray of death spattered around him. His shot had not only killed an enemy but it had given the signal to his comrades. Instantly hand grenades were flying toward the temple. In the midst of smoke and fire its walls crashed to earth. As the machine gun roared for the last time. Li-ling fell. His work was done, his family was safe and the land w.u still his own. As the light slowly faded from his tired eyes, he saw again his fields, the water buffalo, the little blue-clad boy upon its back. He was content. -Betty Mei


Yesterday I was awakened by birds­ Singing, And there flooded everlasting sunlight Into a.heart filled with d,uknc:ss.

Y estc,day I walked on and on Into the sunlight, And I picked pale pink roses With frail petals And the exq"isite fr.1gr.1nce That blends with.the sunlight, The thorns pricked me And comforted me. Yc:stc:rday I t.1lkc:d to A plump neighbor woman Standing in the sunlight. She said she loved the Slfnlight. Yesterday I talked to a sturdy man With a shovel. Shoveling great heaps of soil and sunlight, Yesterd.1y I saw a new black and white puppy Coaxed by ii pig:-t.1iled mistress To perform tricks in the sunlight.

Yesterday I biked to a white-bearded gentleman With a cane, Who said no man Should live to be as old as he. I mentioned the "nice day", And would not believe: That only youth Beholds the sunlight.

The fire of all the world's sunlight Wu joined in yesterday's sunset, And I heard music That proclaimed tomorrow's triumph Of sunlight over ugly depths That was flooded with tomorrow's depths of sunlight. The mlfsic was thC Slfnset And the slfnset was the muic.

And yesterday before I slept I knew that I had lived.

And there will be the Slfnlight of yesterday In tomorrow, And the sunlight of tomorrow In all living. -Florence St. Clilir


We had almost forgotten The war. It was a series of headlines­ A lot of talk about Rubber, Sugar, Tin, and General MacArthur. That was all. I was washing dishes And talking to a friend In the warm remoteness of the kitchen. Someone else was at the show Lost in the comedy of Bob Hope. And then it came. The soft darkness Was torn apart with terrifying sound. The earth was enveloped in night, All motion stoppedThe world ce.ued bruthing. In the center of the city Where, but a moment before, Had stood a newsboy Straining his young voice With nucous cry. Now was a cricket singing To unaccustomed listeners In unknown cadences.


A faint brcc:z:c stirs the olive trees in the walled garden. The sun touches the utter privacy within the ancient w;ills, deli­ cately, sensing the undisturbed happiness and peace. Immense, incredibly old flag­ stones the way through the hush be­ tween gnarled trees and lily ponds. Odd sea-greeen mosses clutch the shadows where the heat trembles hesitantly. Bees, like drops of burnt sugar, join with sweet­ ness of a heavily scented flower. bending their crowned he.ids low, then plunge madly to another, drunk with the ecstacy of living. High in the cool breath of leaves strange birds hide their priceless splendor of citron ,11nd scarlet. Below arc great pools of emerald water reflecting the silence of the garden. Waxen lilies lie in dreamy con­ tentment in the embrace of giant lotus leaves. Fleeting shadows mingle in their flushed alabaster depth, duding the sun with their delicate beauty. A gre,1t shaggy c,1t sits lnily on the high w.1II, closing sleepy eyes to the vastness before her, The world lies captivated by the sun. Even the dist.1nt pagodas in their ma­ jestic delicacy become humble .1nd fade from view on the horizon. There is no movement to shatter the silence, only far, far out cutting the horizon the spreading sails of a hidden junk move slowly, a little reluctantly, from view. The cat stretches her yellow body gr.1ccfully, then sharpens her claws on a br,1nch h,1nging over the wall since antiquity. The air is warm and sweet, and the world lies basking in the glory of the mo­ ment.

Where, but a moment before, All was noise and confU5ion Of men and machines, Now was a cricket, And a frog, And a lonely night bird.

-Pat Chidl.lw

There is a sound in the sky. shadows, Bombers!


High on a wall a yellow cat curls up to go to sleep, and far below there is a shim­ mer of alabaster. of emerald, of citron, and of scarlet.

-Mildred Cooper


Michael Donahue, radio operator and co-pilot on a light torpedo plane, had stepped up in answer to a call for volunteers in a dangerous mission. The orders came: "Proceed to the vicinity of Brest at as high an altitude as possible: dive to water level and release torpedoes into the German battleship dock-:?d there. You will be supported by a forma­ tion of flying fortresses, and protected up to Brest by a pursuit squadron. Watch for them." He had, practically speaking, volunteered to commit suicide. At that range it would be very poor anti-aircraft that didn't get one hit. Mike hadn't quite realized this until the wheels of the plane had left the ground, and then it was because the pilot had remarked, "Well. that's probably the last gentle contact this plane will ever have with mother earth." Ten minutH gone, a half hour to go. ''I'll be dead in half an hour. Death!" Cold chills ran up and down Mike's spine. "I've got to change the subject," he thought. "Let's make this good. Take it in so close that we can't miss." The pilot was a good Mike looked up. Directly above him were the fighters, and high above them, the beautiful, slim form of a dozen flying fortresses. "Lord," he said, "If one of this array doesn't get that boat the Germans are sure better than I thought." Mike looked at his watch. Twenty minutes gone, and twenty to go. He spoke to the men through the telephone set. '"Keep an eye out for patrol planes, boys. We don't want our arrival announced." He got his "OK'" from every man in the crew, and then he contacted the fighter squadron overhead. He checked his instruments. A half hour gone and ten minutes to go. Off to the left he could see the beautiful green of the French coast almost parallel with their line of flight. In five minutes he knew, they would turn abruptly to the left, be over Brest, and then the dive. Mike found himself nervously waiting for the moment of that dive. The suspense was beginning to tell. He forced himself to be calm and look up. Nothing kept him from looking straight to his �1bker. "The fortresses have gone inland and the fighters with them," he said to the pilot. When the ack-acks began popping around them Mike knew that the dive was due. "'I am the resurrection and the life', Rather strange, my thinking of that now." And then, down, down, down. Mike found himself shouting, "Pull her out! Pull her out! Good boy! you're right on the water." The plane began to falter, and he felt that the pilot had been hit. As he took over the controls he thought, "Lord, what a lot of anti­ aircraft this town has." He yelled into the telephone, ""Closer, closer, FIRE." Altimeter ten thousand, English coast with one engine and all of the crew but thought. "I wonder if I hit. Nobody will strange that death and destruction should

ahead. Mike was flying a bullet-riddled plane, himself, dead. "A regular dead wagon," he ever believe that I forgot to look. It seems reign in such beautiful sea and sky as today's."

Mike's radio buned in his cars. He heard the chief of the fighters saying, "Direct hit amidships. The boat will be down in fifteen minutes. C3n you make it home all right?" -Peter Sherman

We arc all familiar with the episodes of our put relationship with Mexico. It is not a pleasant memory in many ways. nor one of which we can be proud. We cannot wipe out these past wrongs: we cannot undo what¡has been done. But we can establish a firm . bond of friendship and cooperation with our Southern neighbor through constructive effort and sympathetic understanding.

As a nation we have already made great strides

along this line, the Good Neighbor Policy being the most striking example. Mistakes have been made, yes, but a step in the right direction hu been taken.

We must realize the

complexities of the problem and recognize that it takes time to heal the wounds of a century, The war has done much to strengthen this new spirit.

As countries struggling to

achieve democracy, we arc now united b_y a common bond, a single purpose, and we arc translating this unity of spirit into concrete action. At the close of the war, we must not let these advances slip through our fingers, but hold tight to them and use them as stepâ&#x20AC;˘ ping stones to a higher goal. In a democracy, the attitude of the nation depends, in the last analysis, upon the attitude of its people. Therefore. it is essential to take upon ourselves as individuals the responsibility of forming attitudes that are in line with American ideals. Learning to work, to play, to study, in short to live with other people is probably the most valuable lesson to be gained in school and college. The school is by nature a cooperative enterprise. We should take advantage of this opportunity and extend the true conception of democracy into our homes, our social life, and into all of our relationships with other people.




Dick Downe, P,e,ident

Doris Knott Yicc-P,c1idcnt

RMth Cooke Scc,eta,y

THESE, OUR CHOSEN LEADERS Of .1II the generations of young Americans since this republic was founded, ours faces the future with len certainty of our destinies than perhaps any other,

Gigantic forces beyond our control h.tve

made this true. The task of bringing these forces within our reach rests with us. The struggle will not be an usy one. Only .a united .and full effort on the put of .all of us will secure the results which will succeeding generations to determine their lives shall be devoted to, instead of leaving choice to autocratic or incompetent le.aders. DICK DOWNEY.

William Sherman. B111inc11 M1n1gcr

Bernice Lacey. Advcrti1in1 Mana11cr

Muy Bronson Annul Editor

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TO THE STUDENTS OF CLAREMONT HIGH SCHOOL: In h1turc years as you go through this annual, you will probably remember that World War II began in earnest for us last December. May our co11ntry's part in it prove to be the prelude to lasting world puce in happy lands. blessed with freedom. While you arc not re­ sponsible for present conditions, you ,:uc the ones who will build the future. The stronger you arc mentally, morally, and physically, the

better the world will be for you and later generations. Congrah1la­ tions to the Class of 1942! abilities.

May your success ·equal your urious Sincerely,




FRONT ROW: 0. Scott. A, B••<:Uoy. J, Rff••o. BACK ROW:\., Buf�O. A. Mor.,. H. Shltlor, [. Raino,, 0. Eakin.

FRONT ROW: IC. Pott, W . PooonN, T. Wiggin,, A. J-IMGn, 0. Downo, W. 511••,,,•n. N. S. OuM. SECOND ROW: N. N. Nk:hool, Ft, St. Clal,, N. Bronson. R. Cooko, 8. RH••• 0. Knott. 8. Coll•"'• R. Boughman. M. B"'no,. B. La<or, N, O n H . BACK B,uno,, B. Fullo,, N. S,,undon, R. WhHIOf, J, Poll, :�':.; � .

LEADERS BUILD FOR FUTURE The student councils, composed of the Student Body officers and class representatives. pioneered this year by experimenting with the taking over of the responsibilities of hall duty and study h.alls. The council, with the consent of the Student Body. inst.alled .a Coca-Cola machine, but the venture w.11 later given up. As another experiment, an employment bureau was organixed with promising results. With the combined efforts of the Senior High council and the often overlooked Junior High council, the sale of defense stamps increased considerably. These two organixations also were responsible for the vigorously advertised paper drives.

Although not publicixed, the Junior

High council helped undertake the job of putting on a Junior High Victory Party of grut success. With these and many other ,llCcomplishments behind them, the student councils closed their year.

OUR SPONSORS Cbrcmont High School has been forh1natc in .ilways having men .:ind women on the School Board who believe in young people and in adequate educational opportunities for them.

Therefore, the

school. though small, has been well equipped ;1nd shffcd so students here ,1rc prov-idcd with the cncntials for successful development.

The Board, composed this of Robert S. Baum, presi­

dent, Mrs. Reba T. Stover, clerk, Dr. Hollis P. Allen, Ben A. McBurncy, and Mrs. Gwendolyn C. Woodford, wn confronted with the usual bxing problems of such things as school policy and finance. Due to the resignation of Dr. F . C. Wooton early in the year, Dr. Allen was appointed to complete his term until May, and wn the only nominee· up for election then. The first Mon• day night of c:very month found the members at the regular meeting, but Board members might have been found almost any time at the tiring work of signing and approving school papers and warrants. In view of the great public service which these people render, without compensation, a great deal of appreciation is due to them.

Mr. Lyle C. Martin

Mrs. Margaret R. Williams

Mrs. Ada M. S. Fith

Mr. Raymond P. Charlson

INCENTIVES TO PROGRESS Among the recent additions to the ranks of the faculty is Miss

Allen, who teaches Junior High English, advises the editor of the Wolf Packet, is assistant Cirls' League advisor, and-directed that super-colossal production, "Stage Door". Also new is Miss Crove,

who has done wonders with the choruses. Third newcomer is Mrs. Gleason, who took Mrs, Schafer's place part of last year. Her most recent specialty is a series of classes in posture for the

girls - "Now I'm going to show you a new exercise called 'Neck Firm'." (That's a good one to puctice!I Mr. Martin carries on Miu Jun M. Hen,i,11s

in the lines of Social Studies. athletics, and the stampede for

Mr. William W. Booth

Miss Certr11de 0. Willows

M,s. Minnie M. Howe

Mrs. Cornelia K. H11lt

Miu Miry J. hcvdcro

Mrs. Ph�lli• K. Gluoon

Min Marjorie Allen

Mr. Charle• A. A rr incton

war stamps and bonds. Mr. Arrington is in charge of School Safety, and warns budding scientists to refrain from blowing up the lab. Mrs. Hull oversees Senior functions, Scrib• biers, and started the idea of keeping boxes in class rooms for flat scrap paper. Mr. Wood is the busiest of business managers. Could that display of model airplanes hnc any• thing to do with it? Miss Willows still perseveres, even though some students do insist on pronouncing JUBET VICCISSIM as "You bet we kiss 'cm". Mr. Booth acts as all impor• tant stage manager, Mr. Wilby helped start student government in study halls, Mr. Charlson coaches the basketball and baseball teams; Mrs. Fitts, librarian, maintains order in study hall. Miss Escudero adds air•raid drills to language classes; Mrs. Williams supervi1e1 candy sales and Red Cross baskets, and Mrs. Meiers is on hand for all posters and such. To all these and the entire ground and office staff. we arc grateful for their particular contributions to C.H.S.

Mr. Hu1h M. Wilby

Miu Helene F. G,o,..e

Mrs. BarbHa T. Meiers

Mrs. Beck and Miss Foster arc recognized by all as indispensable to the operation of the school. They arc seen here cooperating on one of their innumerable tasks.

Miss Williamson is found busily at work in the library after school, supplying material to cager students and checking through card Hes. as above.

THE INDISPENSABLE ONES Mr. Gettman and Mr. Clifton check inven­ tory on incoming chemistry supplies. Keeping the building in immaculate condition and standing watch during the wee small hours arc but the most important of their many jobs.

Mr. Michael and Mr. Williams take time out from their busy day to smile into the camera. They not only handle all the bus transporta­ tion, but find time to care for the CHS ..campus".

Girls' gym is the scene of mad ping pong games, first Aid cluscs, and amaz:ing cxcrâ&#x20AC;˘ ciscs for posh.ire correction, u well u roll call and prolonged and noisy showers.

Boys' gym is the hub of athletic activities, which assume new meaning in time of national crisis. Coaches aim to develop physical fitness .u the first step towards a strong nation.

WHERE ATHLETES ARE ACTIVE Junior high boys blink at photographer .u they line up eagerly for towels. After a stiff workout on the baseball diamond in late Spring, a cool shower -is a welcome relief.

Tennis courts arc much in vogue n girls preâ&#x20AC;˘ pare for oncoming tou1namcnh by intensive practice. Baseball fans despair as r;mks arc depicted by the many who prefer wielding a racqu::t to a bat.


lundro Carcia President

After long and strenuous disc11ssion, it was decided to initidc all members of the Lettermen's Club who were eligible to membership on the basis of letters earned during the 1941•42 school year.

Growing turf on the baseball field was discussed but no action was taken. At

th£ lettermen's Club assembly, Earle Jones gave a very interesting and enlightening history of the club.

Ellsworth Parker, vice-president of the club, was put in charge of the ulc of

"T" shirts and emblems. The lettermen gave the annual carnival on May Sixteenth, followed a week later by a beach party. The club enjoyed a good sixc membership this year due to the increased interest in athletics during the past two years.

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Charlotte Fredencbll President

The Girls' Athletic Association, under the leadership of Mrs. Cle.non, kept up a large mem­ bership of girls interested in sports. After spending two afternoons a week after school play­ ing the different games, basketball, spccdball, hockey, and b.ucb,1II, they had the usual Tri-County playdays, hc:ld at other schools. Instead of hning one spread, the Association had separate p.1rties for each sport: a picnic for one, a Christm.1s party for ,1nothcr, and so on. The Freshmen were duly initiated, forgetting the paper shorhgc for a d.1y to wear dresses of cu:pe or wrapping paper to school. The G.A.A. dance in the hll drew .1 lougc crowd and a good time w.u enjoyed by all. The climax came at the Senior ;usembly, when the girls re­ ceived their letters and pins for membership.

FRONT ROW: T, Wluuln1. J. S.lton1tall, 0. El..nb••r. C. And,,son. L, Oarola. 0. Oon10IH. Fl. Lt•i<k, 0. Yr!90lltn, W. Popen,,_, S. Pa,rlll&. BACK ROW: Coach Mortin, Q. Colbath. L. Stallo,d. 0, Huly, [. Pa,ka1, C. Jaoa-,. W. Hen,l,. A, Jacobson, H. McC,0tHn.

TEARERS OF THE TURF This year Claremont returned to eleven m.1n football due to the encour.1ging number of pl.1yers who turned out for practice.

After a scrimmage with

Puente, Claremont ended its fi,st game in a O to O deadlock with the Chaffey Sophomores. Then the Hillen traveled to Placentia where a powerful Va­ lencia eleven wore them down, after Claremont scored first, when they tallied twice in the second half to gain a hard fought victory. However, the Wolves redeemed themselves by handing Emerson a 26 to 6 drubbing on the Cl.uemont field the following week.

Continuing their winning streak

the Claremont Gridders ran rough shod over Cal Prep the following week. Sever.11 tim:s in the encounter Claremont was put in a scoring position by their new end around play. This play was an outstanding gainer throughout the season.

Pig1kin Parad�

In the column of "Highlights from High School Gridirons," in the L. A. Times, it w.u remarked, "Scotty Parrilla is making Claremont's end around work well." Next a listless Clarcmont eleven was defeated by California Jr. Republic 18 to 0. In high spirits the . Hiller's took a far heavier El Monte team into camp to return to the win column the fol­ lowing week. Then came the climu of the se.uon, the Webb game. A fighting Wolf Pack held a favored Webb eleven scoreless in what was probably the highest spirited. hardest fought game of the year. fairly well-balanced.

Said Coach Martin at the season's close:

"The team was

It was a better-than-average season, although it was hard adapting

ourselves to eleven-man football."

SCORES 0 13 6 6 18 6 0

Chaffey Sophs Valencia Emerson Cal. Prep. Cal. Jr. El Monte . Webb

Claremont 0 Claremont 6 Claremont 26 Claremont 25 Claremont 0 Claremont 13 Claremont


Raymond Lewi,k Ward Popenoc Chester Jaeger

Cilbc,t Yrigollen Dale Healy Ellsworth Parke,

Ccorgc Conulu Wetley Henâ&#x20AC;¢ie Sat11rnin0 Pa,rilla

VII.RSITY BASKETBALL FRONT ROW: J. Cald,.ell. S. Pa,rllla. N. McCrouon. R Hon,le. 811.CK ROW, C;ac� Charloon. W. Hon11,. [. Po,�••• F. o.tnonl, [. Jonu. L. Buhr.

MASTERS OF THE COURT After a rusonably successful prutice season, the nrsity basketball team started the league competition off with a bang by defeating Downey 29 to

19. The loss of Captain McCrossen euly in the season was a hard blow to Coach Charlson and the boys, but their high spirits were never lowered. In spite of hning only a i::mall squad and being seriously handicapped due to injuries. the boys looked like a smooth ball club, even in defeat, and should be commended for their fine showing of sportsmanship and per-

19 Downey 44 Colton 44 Corona

58 53 36 41

Chino Bonit.a Puente Citrus

SCORES Claremont Claremont Cbremont Claremont Claremont Claremont Claremont

29 8

24 19

26 26 15

A SCRAPPY FIVE This year the "B" team had to borrow a few players from the Varsity in order to have enough to fill their roster.

Due to this fact, they had to forfeit the league g-1mcs as as the official record was concerned.

However, led by Captain Olson, the lightweights

p�ovcd themselves a scrappy aggregation and with the advantage of numbers always on the opponent's side they always came through with a good fight. They finished the season in grand style by ccking out a thrilling 21 to 19 triumph over the Puente cagers, and the follow­ ing week handed an over-confident Citrus team a 36 to 25 drubbing.

SCORES 22 44 28 34 19 25 43

Downey Colton Corona Bonita Puente Citrus Chino

Claremont Claremont Claremont Claremont Claremont Claremont Claremont

12 16 )8 10 21 36 23

FRONT ROW: T. Wiggin,. G. Colbath. P'. Shorman. BACK ROW: Cooch Matlin. R. Honile. D. Healy, E. P'ultu, C. Juger, D. Do,-ney.

CINDERS FLY The track team was rather small this year, although those who came out made a very good showing. At the Brea-Olinda Relay Meet, a team com­ posed of Wiggins, Colbath, Carcia. and Parker took fourth place in the half­ mile event. At the Laguna Beach Meet, Jaeger took fourth in the 440 yard run, and Parker took a second in the high jump. Although Coach Martin was rather despondent over the fact that we lost to Chino for the first time since he has been coaching at Claremont, he returned to his usual c:urbcr­ ancc when a novice relay team of Colbath, Gunther, Sabichi, and Wiggins took first at the Chaffey Invitational Meet. At the same meet, Colbath took a fourth in the novice 70-yard high hurdles and a third in the novice 120 lows. Six varsity athletes qualified for the Tri-County Meet. Parker took fifth in the high jump, Rex Henzic took fifth in the pole vault, and Colbath took fifth in the high hurdles. High point man of the season was Freshman Colbath, who �massed a total of 28 ½ points,

VARSIT'l'TENNIS FRONT ROW: J. Pott. K. h"II• BACK AOW. N,. WilbJ. A. W�ffl0<. W S o•m•"• B. B1tl<I.

RACQUET WIELDERS There was a surprisingly small tu,n out for tennis this year, duz largely to the fact that tennis has to compete with track and b.ueball. There were no returning lettermen. so Mr. Wilby had to start f:om scratch in formulating a team. After diligent work and practice a team of Bill Birk'!!, Jim Pott, Bill Sherman and Roger Wheeler was ready to be.Jin th� season. Birkel played first singles. Pott. second, Sherman and Wheeler, third and fourth respec­ tively. Birkel and Pott held down the fi!st doubl::s spot, with ShermJn and Wheeler second. These four boys composed the entire tennis While their showing in league competition wu none too good, they gaine::I valuible experience which will no doubt s::rve them well in years to co1nc� Ou• hats ;ue off to Mr. Wilby for taking what he ha::I and makine a good rcp�cscnbtive team of it.


Barbara Cothm, Betty Carri$ Co-uptai..s

Basketball scuon st;ut�d soon .:1ftcr school began with a fair turn-out. Connie Allen, as man­ ager. had the usual headaches taking care of the attendance and keeping track of the balls. After practicing free shots and trick plays for about a month the interclass games began. The Freshmen showed promise as future champions but lacked the height to pull them through, After stiff competition from all the teams, the November

15, with

Seniors won, Playday '!".15 held at Puente on

Downey .1nd Colton also present. The Seniors, Juniors, and Sopho­

mores came out victorious, and ncn if the Freshmen didn't win, they put up a hard fight at their first pl:.yday. So baskctb.1II was over for another year and the girls returned to begin a new speedball season.



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Ch3rlottc F,cdcndall, Betty Mei Co-captain•

Spccdball took the spotlight in girls' sports after basketballs were put away.

Everyone had

to learn the rules over again: when to pick up the ball and how to count the different kinds of goals. Katie Pott, the spccdball manager, was kept busy putting in the lines, with the rains / \_ . never failing to erase them. Everyone was ready for the interclass games which proved to be very exciting. When they were all played off it was found that the Juniors and Seniors had tied for the championship, gave them the victory.

In the deciding game the Seniors finally made the one goal that

Claremont played hostess to Bonita, Downey, and Puente on playday,

with only the Juniors winning their game. But, undaunted, the teams will play even harder next time.


FRONT ROW: C. F10dondall. Fr. SI. Clolr. 0. Knott. BACK ROW: B. Mel, L•••t• B. Cottam. J �� l�•?i::o�dn�;


The hockey sc.uon bcgah, as usual, with the ru:sh for hockey sticks that weren't cracked and shin guards that matched.

"Sticks" and "lofting" became familiar terms in the '1CXt few

weeks, when the girls came out every Monday and Wcdne5day to practice, and suddenly everyone rcalixcd th3t playday was only a week away.

The teams were rushed into action

in the interclass games with the Seniors emerging victorious.

Colton and Claremont were

guests of Corona at playday. Because there wc:c only three schools, the Sophomores played two games, tying the first, but losing the other. Asija from this, only the Juniors won, but they all played their best. Volleyball competition was also held. but Cbrcmont's results are better left untold.


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Tennis this season proved to be very active. A.s early .u January tenth, five Claremont tennis stars took part in a tournament held at Sanh Ana. After that, those five and twenty odd others who came out for tennis had to work their way up the ladder, which was finally decided to be the fairest way for ddcrmining the best players. Finally getting .11II the matches played off, thc highest eight made up the tc,m of four singles pl11ycrs and two pairs of doubles players. Playing hostesses: .-d visiting other schools in the district (prc-,urangcd by the tennis manager, Deborah Johnson). they met and pbyc:d up to go,d competition, getting a lot of enjoyment out of it, They were all sorry when the end-of- the-year activities made it impossible to find time to schedule matches.

VARS,ITY TENNIS FAONT ROW: a. L-Kty. M. M. Nldlul. C. All.,,, K. Pott. 8ACK ROW; M,o. GIâ&#x20AC;˘""'â&#x20AC;˘ R. Caoh. E. J. 81rkol, D. Johnson, B, J. Ourlo.

COMO LO VISTA LA CAMPANILLA (As The Bell Sees It) Between outbursts I can do nothing but remain on the wall and observe life u it comes. Although the central bell in the office is not commonly looked upon .n a philosopher, that is naturally what I have become. At intervals throughout these long yurs I have ca1,1scd every bell in the building to ring forth, thereby bringing joy and sorrow alike to those attending Cl.arcmont High School. Most of the students were not overjoyed by my first summons on that morn­ ing last September. but were somewhat reconciled by being reunited with their tanned classmates. There was the us11al cbmor as locker keys and books and assignments were received, but I never cease to wonder how my young friends find time for these with outside activities. Fiist, I hurd undisputable marks of merrymaking in the girls' gym on the night of the C.A.A. dance. Then I saw the library desks and chairs shoved into the hall to be replaced by red, white, and blue decorations for the Sophomore Stag I Do1nce. By this time I knew that football was in full swing, for the boys frequently tr,1veled to a game aw,1y from home before I sounded my freedom-for-,1II signal o1t 3: IS. The team members did not o1ppur entirely satisfied when the a-llimportolnt struggle with Webb ended in ,1 tic, but exclamations over the rewarding Football Ban­ quet, held at the Cbremont Inn, went on for do1ys. The girl athletes ret11rning from the basketb,1II pl.iy-day at Puente ung heartily of victory, as proof that the three upper classes had come out on top. Screams .lnd thunderous ;1pplo1use issued from the auditorium on one night culy in December, as the student body mystery production, "Through the Night", thrilled onlookers.


After the Seniors had signified their anxiety over the delayed arrival of the junior sweaters with a preview gunny-sack spring, the genuine sweaters caused widesprud action. But later I overheard even the Seniors admit that they h;id "seen worse"th.,n the nut ice-blue cre;itions. The boys ume back victorious after the first leo1gue basketball go1me, and those who had attended the games were convinced that the teo1m was strong despite its handicaps in number and stature. In the meantime, inquisitive groups from various classes had ignored my sched­ ule to fill the bunes for field trips to Mount Wilson, the zoo, the Union Station, the Times b11ilding. the museum at Exposition Park, o1nd the Pasadena Playhouse. On December eighth, w,1r wH declared. I observed my student friends talk­ ing it over, and keeping silent about it, I observed them planning, discouraged only because the most they could do was s o little. Then came my turn to scream out pro1ctice air-raid alarms. With what thankfulness I gave the short rings for return­ ing to classrooms! Soon I rang for the last time before Christmn vacation-perhap1 not a joyous Christmas season, but one full of meaning, nevertheless. Then came finals week, during which I often trembled before I sounded the

end of the p eriod, for fear the boy who had crammed almost all night for his geom­ etry test had not finished the last problem. I didn't wonder :it the cramming­ I had watc hed the mounting participation in dramatics. music. s ports, Scribble rs, the Wolf Packet and Annual staffs. dances, dates and indispenuble "bull" session s. Second s emester activities started off a s if mos t of been w:is ted.

The girls once more proved their athletic ability whe n from surrounding schools at the sp eedball play-day.



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en tertained girls

The basketball game bet ween the seniors and faculty was procl:iimed a riot, and the frid,1y-the-thirteenth dance, a worthy climax for Annual Weck.

"Every poss ible char,1ctcr type was played with soul-inspired accur,1cy in 'Stage Door', Girls' League sensation, rc,1d :in account in the Wolf P:icket, as it rolled off the mimcogr:iph machine.

The Seniors failed to heed my 8:05 summons on e fine day, and returned · next morning exceedingly sunburned and happy.


T he boys w ere placing in track meet s, and the girl s were becoming more and more expert as hockey play ers, wh2n t here w:is :in unusually loud shout of "School's out!" and the entire school. including myself, took a nine-day vacation because it was Spring. After this all too brief pause, I resumed my ringing for the last stretch be­ fore Commencement. T he Seniors staged a unique bomb- shelter d:ince, closely follow ed by the Junior "South Seas" ev ent and t he Girls' League May D.1nce. eb

w,1y �r:��� Coron,11.

ts l pr h ont a 1 e s b ar :�e ;f:!::. f;;-{;�fs �:�;�; v,1��a :tl; �� �he �:ct:� p�:;.:b; �;

The adv,11nced chorus took its ,11rr,11y of golde n voices to the Tri-Coun ty Music Festival at Puente.

Then the Letterman's Club provided it s annual opportunity for balloon­ bursting, pe nny-t ossing, weight-deceiving, ,11nd what not, at its urniv,111,

The casts of t he Junior ,11nd S enior pl,11ys rehearsed earnestly for the join t pro­ gram, and not for nothing, as members of both classes expressed op en pride at the potential ac tors ,11nd actress es among their classmates.

During those last eventful d,11ys I w<11S cert:iin that I was ringing at shorter and shorter interv:ils, in spite of being clock-regulated. Moods changed as Senior Assembly, the gab Junior-Se nior Reception, :ind th e Senior Dinner pa�sed by in t oo rapid s uccession to be true.

Tonight I remain ed reveren tly silent during graduation, although I yearned to cry ou t un til I ran down. The Seniors that I had known a few years before as bewildered seven th-graders w ere going out to meet a world afwu with itself. Ah well, I shall wait here p.1ticntly until next September, when mingled young voices and t he clang of lockers will once ,1g:iin bring me to life.


Harold Owdd,idgc Cecil Hwd,on

Rotary Cup

CITIZENSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, AND SPORTSMANSt:�i> One cf the features of Senior Ass:m}ly which has always distinguished it from all others throu;;hout th:: year i,; the aw.iir:ls that a:e m.1dc at that time. These awards arc among the highest t:ibutcs that can be paid any student.

They signify that the students who receive

them h.1ve ucellcd in .1II phases of their high school life, and in so doing have won the respect of their fellow students. One req1.:irement to be met before a boy can receive this award is that those who h,1ve competed on the athletic field with him must, by secret votin:;, show they respected him for his sportsm;inship. good schol.1rship record.

He must also have maintained a

Th:: same holds true for the girls selected. Aware of these facts,

specul.ltion wu running high amon-3 the members of the student body as they filed into the auditorium for the last anembly of the ye.1r, the senion for their last at Claremont High. The reprcsenhtive of the Kiwanis Club stepped forward, and after having explaint:d what h,ning your name cngr.1ved on the cup signifies, announced that the name of Harold Duddri:lgc been placed there after the year 1941. No one was really surprised.


one w,1s really surprised either when Cecile Hudson received the Rotary award, or when Jo Sawyer's fine citizenship record was recognixcd by the D.A.R. in making their award. They were receiving their just rewuds.

Mr. L,lc C. Mlftin, Advisor

Mrs. Barbara T. Mc:iu1, Art Advisor

M,. Frank O,dwa,, PholORtaphc,

GRATITUDE DUE No words of mine un ..:._.. utelyexpress tfte gratitude I feel for the effort, inspiration, and patience of our advisors, photognpher, engnver, and printer in publishing this year's El Espiritu.

Mr. Martin, my constant guide, helped me to sec the individual problem,

of the book, .and the picture .as .a whole.

He awakened me to a realisation of the possi­

bilities for .an .and creative piece of work.

The rare combin.ation his of being

.able to make suggestions without, at .any time, .allowing them to dominate. Mn. Meiers not only directed the art work in the book, but entered with enthusiasm into the spirit of the theme, .and furnished many dynamic and challenging ideas.

Be.cause of her interest,

her hard work, and her cooperation, it has been a joy to work with her. Mr. Frank Ord­ way has again h.andled excellently the most important part of the ye.a, book, the pho­ tography.

Mr. Jack Cannicott, of Art and Eng,.aving Comp.any, our engraver

for many years, has helped with the whole scope of the book, including the technical, ar­ tistic, liter.ary, .and financial aspects. I .am indebted to him for his sound judgement and fresh ideas, as well as for the patience .and good humor with which he accepted .and cor­ rected my numerous errors. Finally, Mr. Clover, of Phillips Printing Company, has proved that his experience .and ability well fit him for the difficult task of printing a presentable book from the questionable material turned in to him by a group of high school journalists. -THE EDITOR.

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Alpha Beto Food Store Beamon Sporting Goods C. V. Bertsch Bob's Texaco Service Citizens Notional Bank Buckley's Claremont Bakery Claremont Building & Loan Claremont Book & Drug Claremont Courier Claremont Dairy Claremont Feed & Fuel Claremont Laundry Claremont Lumber Co

W. P. Fuller 3iatras Flowers W. W. Hendrlcks Burton J. Henry A. L. Jacobson J. D. Johnson Liles' Shoe Shop Mary Ellen's Sportswear K. 8. May Milliken's Nursery The Mission Lee Myers Frank Ordway Peck Studios

Claremont Pharmacy College Cleaners


Commercial Art & Engraving

Roy "Auggie" Pierce

Sanilary Laundry

Consolidated Laundry

Sleeve's Barber Shop

Eugene M. Cox Crystal Beauty Shop Engravers Corporation John P. Evans Ewart's First National Bank Foothill Garage

Varsity Barber Shop Villcge Theatre Warehouse Market Wolfe's Grocery Store Wright Bros. & Rice

Dr. S. W. Cowen

f. £. Throne Tri-:ingle Shoe Co. Vanderwood Lumber Co.

CONTRIBUTOR'S LIST Acme Dry Cleaners Allison's Beauty Shop Casa Flores :::ullcr's 5 & 10 Frank Dale Healy f. E. Lewis Earl Mathison

Tom C. McNomee Oxford fnn Huber! Stocks Lillian Ware Ira J. Cree and Ralph Davis


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1942 El Espiritu  

1942 yearbook from Claremont CA high school

1942 El Espiritu  

1942 yearbook from Claremont CA high school