Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on February 8, 1942 · Page 42
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Oakland, California
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Sunday, February 8, 1942
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OAKLAND TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1942 THEY HELPED, PUT FREMONT OVER THE TOP IN BOOK DRIVE Defense Paper Drive At Technical All Out Effort ' Of Students Yields Over 45 Tons tmim it o lead Lb I L-;,1 1 aww Oakland's Mr. Chips 6-8 voum - 1 las rr ir- v Oakland public schools are going over As lop In ths Vic- tory Book Campaign, a National drive to collect 10,000,000 good books for Uncle Sam's fighting men of the Army, Navy and Marines. Fremont High School is ahead of Its quota Rifle Shoots Castlemont's Marksmen Win Semi-Annual R.O.T.C. Contest Held by 6 High School Teams By CHARLES HEATH Student, Castlemont High School Results of the Oakland Public Schools R.O.T.C. semiannual rifle ahoot held In January with competition of the aix teams sponsored bv Lieut. Col. Earl H. Malone, supervisor of military training; In the Oakland schools, were an nouneed yesterday. The winning team, Castlemont Hleh School, scored a total of 2483 points out of a possible 3000. Com petition took place at each teams rifle range, with the military in structor In charge certifying the re. suits. This was the first time In her 12-year history that Castlemontj High School has won the event. "But," stated Sgt Cecil Broome, R.O.T.C. instructor, "this will not be the last time by a long way," The 10-mnn team from Castle mont 1 Included Cadet Sgt. Elmer Dalke, with the top score of 282 Cadet Maj. Jack Bally, 261; Cadet Capt. Richard White, 247; Cadet Set. Jim McCarthy, 244; Cadet Lieut. Tom Wilson, 245; Cadet Sgt. Bud . McLaughlin, and Cadet Capt. Al bert Hendricks, each with 243; Cadet Sgt. Charles Horton and Cadet Sgt, Ray Erlckson, each with 240: and Cadet Sgt. Jim Thomas with 238. The scores are the result of three rounds of firing during the period of competition. : Lieutenant Colonel Malone ex plained the match by stating, "The reason the scores are as low as they are is because many of the 'sharpshooters' from the different schools have left in favor of military serv Ice or defense training." , Castlemont High School will be awarded the trophy, donated by the Eastbay Chapter Reserve Off! cers' Association, to be held by the winning school until the next match, Final standings of the high school teams are as follows: - Castlemont, 2479; - Fremont, 2372 Oakland, 2190; Technical; 2115 Roosevelt, 1961; and University 1928. Practical Crafts Taught for Home Use; "Home Arts and Mechanics" ' is the title of a class now In session at Oakland , Evening School, with Harry Donlevy as Instructor, Jt is reported by Sam Daugherty, prin cipaL Class is given from 7:15 to 9:15 on Monday evenings and registrations will be accepted during school hours any evening this week. The purpose of the course is to Instruct men and women in the design and construction of practical crafts for the home and In the repair of electrical, mechanical, and plumbing devices in the home. Instruction is developed around the needs and requests of students in the class, including such problems j as furniture refinishing, painting techniques, simple upholstery, tex tile printing, and binding crafts. Lincoln Birthday Play at Frick School Students of Frick Junior High School will present a play "The Boy, Abe" at an assembly Wednesday morning honoring Lincoln's birth day, it is reported by Clyde P. Finger, principal. . The production Is directed by Curtis O. Blose, dramatic teacher, and the scene of the story of Lincoln will be laid In a hoosier school room. Students In the cast Include: Krwin Byle, Anita Johnson, Bob McGuinnesB, Louis Ebey, Bob Piva, Carol McKinsey, Roy Burt, Sfiirley SianfieJd, and Patty Sweezy. Newly elected student body and student league officers are to be in-called by principal Finger at the Lir,r,!n ' .iiLly. f GIRLS DEBATE WHETHER TO WEAR MIDDIES By BERT SAUNDERS Student, Technical High School The Technical High School Delphian Club, an all-girl organization, has a varied program outlined for the Spring semester, according to Florence Dettmer, girls' vice president and president of the Delphlans. Florence was active In student affairs last semester and has had an opportunity to get fresh ideas for term full of activities which will appeal to all girls. Eighteen of Technicals outstana Ing students were elected to the club by high Junior and senior girls. They are: Florence Dettmer, Norma Aiigell, Lorraine Bogglano, Mary Ellen Grfmm. 'Winifred Tafpey, Iris Trimmer,1 'flarnara Boatman, onir-ley Maddux, Lydla Christani, Jenr nie Leong, Vat Young Gee, Elaine McCoy, Gwen Duckett, Gale Childs, Pat Sevits, Ruth. Jane Williamson, Becky Abouf and Pat Cole. The question of wearing middies will be settled-by-havlng a letter writing contest on "Why We Should Wear Middies" and "Why. We Should Not Wear Middies." If a larger number of letters are re celved' on "Why We Should Not Wear Middies," a vote will be taken for the final decision. Hello Day At University High School By BEA COBURN Student, University High School In keeping with the annual theme, "Let's Get Acquainted," students of University High School will hold their traditional Hello Day tomor row, It is reported. The special events committee will provide entertainment including a dance after school, an assembly in the morning, and the distribution and-slgning of "Hello Day" cards. Dancing -wm- ".lr n,-tilli- bined gyms after school, starting at 2:30 and ending at approximately o'clock. Admission is open only to those students who have filled VHello Day" cards. ' 1 The assembly which is to be held during fourth period will consist of three skits: one by the Student Council, another by members of the Boys' League, and still another by the Girls' League. Students in charge of "Hello Day' are Audrey Sorenson, commissioner of special events; Marilyn Taloff, general Hello Day chairman; Shir ley Jenny, dance chairman; Betty Teague. assembly chairman; Pat Gaw, chairman of the dance decorations; and Anita Hoffman, who is in charge of the Hello Day cards. Movie Taking Taught at School A course In motion picture pho tography is now open for registra tion at Oakland Evening High School, it is reported by Sam Daugherty, principal. Registrations will be accepted during evening school hours and class is held orr Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 9:15 o'clock. ' Virsil A. Muhler instructs the course which includes class work in camera technique, the projector, film, continuity,, editing and title making, movies by artificial light and trick effects. The class is one of more than loo offered by the adult education pro gram of the Oakland public acnoois, New Evening Music : Classes at Oakland Hi "Harmony Made Practical" is the name of a music class now heing offered at Oakland Evening High School on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 9:15, Samuel Daugherty, I orincioal. announces. Instructor for the clas u Arthur Conradi if through efforts of the student Victory Book committee. Here (left to right) Miss Patricia Moorshead, Fremont vice-principal, works with Bob Dalton, student chairman, as Eleanor Gehl and Pauline Dahlstrom bring In more books. Books for Service Oakland High Schools Reach Peak of Drive for Literature Fremont High School and 71 other Oakland public schools have reached the peak of the Victory Book Campaign, and when the number of books donated by all stu dents is tabulated it is expected to total more than the 5000 goal set at the opening of the drive, it Is reported by William F. Ewing, su perintendent of schools. Books by the hundreds are being given Dy stuaents ana teacners, books that will be turned over to the men in the Army, Navy and Marines. , A committee of 17 students at Fre- muub . uei:u , speaiiiug ' lit luc classroomsrtelling students of the campaign and ' its value to libraries of service men. The committee speakers are: Bob Dalton, chairman; Eleanor Gehl, Don Love, Elaine Ostprgren, Jack Alexander, Lyle Eastnbrooks, Clyde Stuhl-macher, Jack Russell, Eugene Ose-gueda, Pauline Dahlstrom, Madge Wisheropp, Patt Wentz, Marjorle Black, . Barbara Watson, Violet Fagcrstrom, Margaret Prior. POSTERS IN HALLWAYS A Fremont committee tt three from the art department Richard Murray, Harold Cowgill and Art Rodrigues has produced many posters for hallways to stimulate interest in the campaign. The largest poster carries the names of all classes and the standing of each Sportsmanship Trophies for High School Athletes Planned A city-wide committee is now or ganized and receiving funds for the Charles Edwin Keyes Memorial, Dr. L. P. Farrig, principal of Oakland Hi School, reports. , The commit "lee Includes representatives of the Oakland Public Schools, Oakland High School ' alumni, the Rotary Club and. the Congregational Church. The committee tentatively agreed that funds will be used to establish a revolving sportsmanship' trophy. It is proposed that the trophy will be awarded annually to high school students on the.basis of good sportsmanship in the Oakland Athletic League. Details are noj yet established but consideration will be given shortly by the student-bodypresidents of the eight Oakland higli schools and also by a city-wide committee representing student leadership, O.A.L. officials and others. The revolving trophy was proposed as a living memorial to perpetuate the memory of the late Dr. Oakland High School Aids The Victory Book Campaign By DOLORES DREW Student, Oakland High School Assuming a leading part in the Victory Book Campaign, students of Oakland High School planned" ana executed .various novel events last week in an effort to collect liter. ature for service men, according to Dr. L. P. Farris, principal. Vice-Principal Robert Abbott di rected Oakland High School's ef forts in the drive, along with Peggy Bobba. student chairman of a com' mittee consisting 'of Bob Holm, Bob Brorsen and Dolores Bogoshian. A noon-time dance, the admission to which was one good book, was given by the Key Club Wednesday. Two special home-room periods were held Thursday and Friday, thus giving students additional opportunity to contribute to the drive. A mmivI urna Irpnt. tn riptormmp whether the boys or girls of the school brought the greater uumcer books, f Men class in the race to provide books for Uncle Sams fighting men. Each Oakland High School is the collection center for an area or ganization of elementary and junior high schools, and the city-wide school effort to collect good books on fiction and technical data (in-eluding psyohology, current affairs, English, mathematics, accounting, shorthand, photography, mechan ical drawing, music, etc.) is the first task assigned to the youth section of civilian defense in the schools. The youth section, now In the process of organization and discussion of future Jobs to be done, is the junior branch of the O.C.D. of the city and county. SPONSORS OF ACTIVITIES For the schools, Elwood P." Hess, vice-principal of Technical High School, is the sponsor for boys in the youth sectipn. Miss Patricia Moorshead, vice-principal of Fremont High, School, heads the' work for girls in the youth section. Dr. William R. Odell, assistant superintendent of the Oakland public schools, is the director of the CD. youth section for all of Oakland. The Victory Book Campaign, a National drive to collect 10,000,000 good books for men in the armed forctes, is sponsored by the Ameri can Library Association, the American Red Cross, and the U.S.O. Locally, the drive is headed by John B. Kaiser, city librarian. Charles E. Keyes who served in the Oakland Public Schools for more than 30 years. Many teachers and citizens of Oakland are contributing to funds for the trophy. The city-wide committee at a recent meeting named Ralph T. Fisher of the American Trust Company, 14th and Broadway, as treasurer of the funds.- Checks may be mailed to Fisher. The city-wide committee includes the following: Representing the Oakland Public Schools: Dr. Farris, Miss Sue H. Dunbar, Sam Owen. George E. Mortensen and Howard O. Welty. Representing Oakland High School Alumni: James D. Hahn and J. Edward Drew. Representing the Rotary- Club: Thomas B. Bridges and Raymond W. Robertson, Representing the Congregational Church: Fisher and Richard Chamberlain. Representing the Masonic Lodge No. 188: John R. Sutton and John W. Edgemond. The H-Y Club assumed the re sponsibility of gathering and carry ing books and taking them to a specific location. Numerous classes were also in volved in the campaign. Art classes designed posters, and public speak ing classes presented panels and individual speeches on the necessity and obligation of giving to the Asmed Forces ' library facilities. Print shops made "I Brought a Book" tags for students to wear, The campaign is being duplicated by all Oakland public schools under the general leadership of Elwood P. Hess, vice-principal of the Technical High School, in an effort to aid the Red Cross, American Library Association and the U.S.O. in their National drive to supply sailors, . soldiers and marines with I sound, pleasurable reading natter. By PAUL NIETO Student, Technical High School Boasting' a total of some odd pounds over forty-five tons, the second paper drive sponsored by Oak land Technical High School closed last week with all captains and Vice-Principal E. V Hess, faculty member in charge, very satisfied with the school's all out effort. All of the schools home rooms were divided into equal divisions. Receipts given individual students for paper received were tabulated in the home room ana men pre sented to their division captains. Thus the amount was easily summed up and officially counted. According to Mr. Hess the win nine division number six, captained by Dorothy Rothweiler, did their utmost to set the pace lor tne ecnooi Money received from the sale of pa pers is to be used to buy uovern-ment Defense Bonds for the school, Runners-uo were division seven, headed by Gus Chavalas and Char- laine Livingston, and division eignt, directed by. Green Walton and Doris Jean Booth which came in tnira. Other captains who devoted much of their time and effort, were Dick Harding, Anito Torzillo, Wes Gail-ton, Mae Alice Palmer, Bob Cummins, Gloria Campbell, Larry Isola, Betty Lou Jensen, Gene Hawkens, Natalia Anderson, Bob Evans, Betty Jane Christansen, Ed Israel and Elsie Pirok. Another drive may be held lter in the term. Students Buy Stamps, Bonds FRANCES BIANCHI Student, Roosevelt High School Answering the call of America to fSrpport the war effort, the students of Roosevelt High School have started a defense bond and stamp program. Already $500 In bonds and stamps have been purchased. The Hi-Y Club first gave to the school, through its treasury, a $25 defense bond. It was presented to Principal Will W. Green by Bob Mc-Gue, vice-president of the Hi-Y. To this, the student body cabinet added enough money to buy a $100 hnnd Since then the school cabinet has voted to buy three more $100 defense bonds" to ' be put With the others Jn the school treasury. Theart department is doing Its nart also. .Through sales of articles in the past, the department made enoueh to buv a half-day art scholar ship, but Instead, with this money it has purchased $100 defense bond. The new student body cabinet has appointed the following students to take charge of the defense stamp program: Russ Nunes, chairman; Jim Moran, Bill Blashfield, Bernice Ki-shon, Gerald Robinson and Eunice Heffelfinger. From the student body funds, a sum of $25 was released to buy de fense stamps to be resold to the students. The first student to buy a stamp was Eunice Heffelfinger. The selling of stamps will continue every Wednesday. Two members of the committee will be at the selling booth at noon time to sell stamps to students. The price of the stamps are 10, 25 and 50 cents. The art department has made posters, now on display in the halls. Art students who made posters are Tommy Nunes, Phyllis Eddington, Lorraine and Bill Adamo. To accumulate the best slogans, every week a defense stamp will be given to students writing the best jingles. Judges will be Principal Green, Mrs. Ranada Bohenna and Marvin Rosenberg. Technical High Has Financial Course A class on the fundamentals of finance is now open for registration at Technical Evening High School, it is reported by Dr. F. Milton Yockey, principal. Lectures are being given on Monday evening from 7:15 to 9:15 o'clock, at which time enrollments will be accepted. John B. Knox, a graduate of Yale, with 22 years investment experience, instructs the course. Current problems of the war and inflationary economy are stressed and detailed attention is given to current and immediate future investment problems. Material Includes the following topics: The underlying economic foundation". Inflation effects and protections, investment principles and selection and the mechanics of investment. The course is given as part of the adult education nrogramln the Oakland "Public Schools.' Fremont Faculty Learning First Aid By JEAN WATERS Student, Fremont High School Under the direction of Dr." Helen G, Snook, a first aid class has been or ganized for the benefit of all Fre mont High School faculty women who desire to enroll in this course. Many Fremont teachers have al ready donated their time to learn the fundamentals or first am, Twenty hours are required to com plete the sjudy. It consists of 10 meetings from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday afternoons. Junior and senior students will be offered a similar course later, while the sophomores may take a Junior First Aid classy After the course Is completed. First Aid certificates are to be iuue Clawson School, Founded 1883 Named For Principal Who Died in Service Boys and girls walk into Clawson School in the morning, do their les sons and go home in the afternoon. It is 1942, and they are still doing it. They have been doing it since 1883. But in 1914 there was an inter lude, and Clawson children for a time did their lessons at Longfellow School. It was a temporary arrangement, however. "Their own school burned down,, but they came back to Clawson as soon as the new building was completed. Perhaps few of the childrert who live and learn at the Clawson School today know or care about the rich legends of the "good old days" at Clawson as they are often told today by hundreds of grandparents, parents, bachelors and maiden ladies of Oakland. The Intimate tales of childhood mused over within the homes of the city, funny little stories of interest only to those who lived the, stories, all are a part of the school known as Clawson. Some of these people who yet talk of Clawson in the old days still remember the significance of the name Clawson William Foster Clawson, for it was after him, the principal of Tompkins School from 1881 to 1883, that the Clawson School received its name. The superintendent's report of June 30, 1883, records: The Clawson Elementary School was .named for William Foster Clawson. He graduated from Earl ham College in July, 1874. 'After coming to California, he engaged in teaching. On December 10, 1879, he was elected the second principal of the Tompkins School, which position he held until his death in 1883. By his death the City of Oakland and the School Department lost an efficient and devoted executive." CLOAKED IN ROMANCE It is interesting to note that the birth of the Clawson School was cloaked in a romance, the romance of its first principal, Miss M. S. Cobb. Minutes of the Board of Education on December 4, 1882, reveal: "Miss M. S. Cobb had been a teacher at Tompkins School of which Mr. Clawson was principal. Romance blossomed, and an engagement is said to have followed. "During some weeks prior to his death Miss Cobb temporarily laid aside her work as a teacher to nurse her fiance through his last illness. In recognition of her devotion to Mr. Clawson, the board Voted that her salary be paid and not withheld. "Miss Cobb was also appointed HELPING THEIR COUNTRY REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR WW ' $Mp (Mil c I'll Buying the first Defense Stcnnp la the Roosevelt High School Defense Stamp drive Is Eunice Heffelfinger WghrtTncle Sam is Will Donohue. and (left to right) Bernice Bshe and Jamee Moran, student officers,, take charge of sales. Roosevelt already has fmtikmti $500 in Defease Bonds' and Stamps principal of the new Clawson School at its opening." After the resignation of Miss Cobb in. 1885 because of ill health. Miss Julia. Colby became principal and served as the head of Clawson School until 1916. Then Albert S. Colton became principal and1 served until 1929, after which the post was filled by Jesse J. Beaty until 1935. AIMS OUTLINED Today Robert C. Bowman is principal, and for the school that was founded on the romance of its first principal and its namesake he gives the aims and purpose of the Clawson School of today: . "The program of the Clawson School is one in which child par ticipation is stressed. The pupil is taught to understand himself, his environment and his relations to it. "Pupils are taken on visits to fac tories, plants, where they observe for themselves. After each visit the pupil's reading is based on what he has seen during his visit. Interest, imagination, observation and the practical are correlated and de veloped. '"Self-reliance and initiative are also encouraged. If a child doesn't know the meaning of the word he is told to go to the library and look it up. His vocabulary grows as a result, and ' his understanding in creases." Many of the instructional courses at Clawson today were, initiated around the turn of the century. From the public school report of the Board of Education in 1900 comes the following quotation: "Manual training was first intro duced into the Oakland schools in 1883. From that time to 1890, it was carried on in a more or less desul tory manner. In 1890 it was begun in a more systemattic way . . ." MORE HISTORY Domestic science and home eco nomics had their beginning at Clawson School in 1892, just after the old Clawson School building had been moved to another position on the lot and a new addition built, according to Miss Smith, who taught at Clawson from 1890 to 1929. Music came to Clawson in 1913. Glenn H. Woods, formerly director of music for the Oakland public schools records: "Oakland was one of the first cities to install instrumental music as part of the school program." In 1913, Clawson School had not one band but two, according to Principal Bowman. The boys' band numbered 30 members and the girls' band 22. Kindergarten at Clawson was born in 1915, according to the Board of Krtllratinn Rnllatin f lOlS-lfi And in 1917. Clawson got its cafeteria.t. The 1917 Rnarrl hf TiMi.ootinn min. I utes read: "The cafeteria committee reported favorably upon the petition for a co-operative cafeteria for Clawson, Cole, Thompson and Prescott Schools recommended that the plan be adopted and that $10 a month be allowed for services of a waitress during noon hour ... On motion of Director Hawes the recommendation was adopted." VARIOUS CLASSES In 1918 speech defect classes were started at Clawson, and during the same year opportunity- classes (classes for special children) also were initiated. The Clawson day nursery opened in 1921, as reported in High School minutes of that year. "That one of the cottaees on Drop- erty purchased by the feoard of Edu cation for new school sites be moved to Clawson School to be used as day nursery ..." A nursery matron was appointed on September 1, according to the minutes. No story of Clawson would be complete without mentioning at least two of its distinguished grad uates James G. Quinn and Weldon Bagster Cooke. Quinn, who gradu ated at Clawson and went on to graduate from Oakland High School in 1892, is now judge of the Superior Court of Alameda County. Weldon Cooke is remembered locally as the first aviator to fly over the Eastbay area and for his pioneer flight over Mt. Tamalpais. He flew the first California built plane in National meet, carried the first air mail in California. He also operated the first air-ferry from Oakland to San Francisco. He also founded a successful airplane factory in Ohio, and soon after crashed to his death while barnstorming in Colorado in September, 1914. Flower Arranging Courses Available Women interested in aiding the morale and culture of our country riiirinf? the war pmereenev are ffiven the opportunity to register in Q1 course in iiower Hrrangeineni unsigned to meet the need of bringing cheer to persons in hospitals and camps, it is reported. The class is given at Technical Evening High School on Monday afternoons at 3 p.m. and at Oakland Evening High S$ool on Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. Registrations will be accepted during class hours. Class units will be formed to place flowers in hospitals and camp as a means of aiding in the National defense program. ' . f - ... n A.

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