Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on September 12, 1943 · Page 47
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 47

Oakland, California
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Sunday, September 12, 1943
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S-9 KNOW YOUR SCHOOLS Adult Classes PLAYGROUND EVENTS - - MOSSWOOD JUNIORS IN CITY LEAGUE Job Training at Merritt, Anniversary Oakland Public Schools R.O.T.C. CHIEF. Central, Evening Schools OAKLAND TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12. 1943 K 1 Once against men and women in the Bay area will be given an opportunity to attend Merritt Busi- cial training in day and evening Another highlight of both the day and evening school is a special course in income tax offered Meyrk 90STYear Schools onen tomorrow. And 90 years aso'Miss Hannah J) Jayne, Oakland's, first' public school teacher, marched primly to Fourth and vay streets, entered uaKiana s -urst public school building, and took her place "at the head of a class of 16 boys andt girls. Tomorrow, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Oakland public schools, nearly 2000 teachers will enter 75 schools and greet approximately 000 students. The Oakland school district of. today is a far cry from the little school of 1853. Built at a cost of $1000, Oakland's first school house for several years was the only cublic educational center in Oakland. Twenty-four-year-old Miss Jayne, who has become a personification of educational history In Oakland, came to know a total xf 85 students in her little sehoolhouse before she became Mrs. Edson Adams a fev years later. The blue-eyed, immacu late, and slender educator came to. California in 1852 with her brother, Judge A. H. Jayne, via the Isthmus of Panama. STURDY TIONEER At the time it was necessary to span the isthmus by traveling on mules, but despite her formal, education on Long Island, New York; at Mt. Holyoke Seminary, Massa-ctattts; and at the Packer Collegiate Institute at Brooklyn, Miss Jayne survived the indignities and difficulties of tuoneer travel to ar rive in San Francisco whexs''' lingered a few days, visiting friends i before coming to Oakland to live. Her marriage to Mr. Edson Adams in 1855 signalled the end of her teaching career and the beginning of a continuous expansion of the Oakland Public Schools. To this day, the names of the first 85 students in the first Oakland Public School remain an honor roll to which thousands upon thousands of names have been added as the years rolled by. The original honor roll, Oakland's first 85 students, includes many names important in current events of today. They are: Alfred W, Burrell, Henry H. Bur-rell, William S. Baxter, William F. Bacon, Susie Brown, Elsie Brown, Munroe H. Barnes, Charles' D. Barnes, Harry C. Barnes, John D. Brower, Charles- J. Bagge, Hannah Bond, George J. Becht Kene Cavasso,-William 3. Coffey, Kate Callaghan, Maria CaHaghan, Joseph P. Dieves, Mary Dieves, Thomas F. Dolan, Mary Dolan, Josephine Dolan, John B. Donovan Timothy Dwyer, Nellie Dwyer, Hannah Dohrs, John Dohrs. AMONG FIRST STUDENTS Henry Finkeldcy, Henry Grafflc man, Louise Graffleman, Munroe Hummcltenberg, Rosa Hummelton berg, Lottie Hoag, Lowell J. Hardy, Frank D. Hardy, J. E. Holmes, Mary Holmes, Henry Heyman, Charles F. Hemphill, David Hirshbcrg, M. J. Hallahan, William F. Hillegass. John King, Dennis King, D. Mer. lin Keys, Mary Keys, Lucy Keys, John Lee. Charles Lufkin, John Lynch. B. Frank Maloon, seth B. Maioon, Henry Maloon,' George E. Maloon, Mary McKay, Mary Miller, W. B Miller. Nancy Moore." William T, Mattingly, John Mattingly, Annie Myles, William Myles, Hi Chard Myles, Henry Meyers. WUhelmina Nolting, Eaitn Noit ifte. William Neville. Nellie O'Keele, John O'Keefe, Carrie Potter. Lorenzo Perez, Charles G. Reed, George W. Reed. Margaret Shuey, Adolph fccnau- der, Edna Staples, George Taylor, William Taylor, John W. Willy, Fred Willy, Lizzy Williams, Orrel Williams, William F. Wilson, Ben jamin P. wail, wiuiam winiams. 1 - x' fr V r ' if BalKWiillMHhuUMM Administrative Changes For Year Announced Capt. Henry W. Beumler is new assistant professor oi military science in Oak land high schools. New Military Science Teacher Ciipt, Henry W. Beumler has re placed Maj. Felton L. Watson as as sistant professor of military science and tactics for the Reserve Officers Training Corps in Oakland high schools, according to an announce ment by Lieut. Col.' William R Wilson, Oakland R.O.T.C. head. Captain Beumler's assignment came after Major Watson left his Oakland post and reported for troop duty at an Army camp. I he newly appointed assistant pro- ressor comes from Stanford Uni versity where he was an executive officer of the Army specialists train ing unit. Prior to his Stanford an pointment Captain Beumler was as sistant P.M.S. and T. at the Uni- versity of Arizona Lieutenant Colonel Wilson's new assistant was born in Douglas, Arizona, and attended Douglas High School, after which he continued his education at the University of Arizona where he received his B.A, degree in 1934 and his J.D. degree in- lvne. . Duties of the captain in his Oak land post will include administrative supervision of the local R.O.T.C. units at Castlemont, Fremont. Oak land, Technical and University high scnoois. Change In administrative assign ments in the Oakland public schools for 1943-44 academic year are an nounced by Dr. William R. Odell suoerintendent of the Oakland pub lic schools. Assignments foiPthe year are as follows: Dr. Bernice Baxter and J. A. Hensley were assigned as administrative assistants with offices in the Administration Building. Dr. Baxter formerly was co-ordinator of instruction, and Hensley formerly was principal of McClymonds High School. , ;i I .. ' John R. Soelberg, principal last . year at University High School, be-High School, replacing Hensley. Mrs. Helen J. Hunt, last year's vice-principal at University High School, reolaces Soelberg with a title of acting principal of Uniter sity High School. DOUBLE ASSIGNMENT Tllalt W. Soencer. last year prin final of Merritt Business School, taken over duties as principal of Central Trade School in addition principal of Merritt. David P. Snyder becomes super visor of physical education and rec reation. Snyder tormeny was supervisor of boys physical education R. W. Kretsinger, repiacea ai uen Honolulu Man Comes Here for Extra Training All the wav from Honolulu to Oakland's war training class in as bestos pipe insulation and now back to Honolulu to' work in a new tratle to Help win Uih wu That in brief is the story of 56- year-old Antonio Mesquita, Massa chusetts-born American who learned well his trade as plasterer, and then found that war against the Japs created within him an urge to learn ' another trade more essential to the war effort. After working years as a plas terer, the Honolulu resident re turned to his former home town, Oakland, and did what thousands In the States have been doing for the past two years. -He took a course in the war production train, ing program offered in the Oak' land Public Schools. Being a plasterer he saw possi. bility in the asbestos pipe insula- 1 tion trade. He saw the similarity of skills in the two trades, rolled , up his sleeves and took shop training under Instructor Tom Nichel- man, an oldtimer in the asbestos trade who soon had the Honolulu citizen ready to go. . . Now headed for Pearl Harbor, and a Job vital to the winning of the war, Mesquita looks forward to seeing again his wife and three children, who are still-living in the Islands. Mary, the eldest daughter, is 10, Antoinette is 8, and Ida is 6. The newly trained asbestos worker is awaiting call to return to Hawaii, and leaves on a ship. 1 but when he knows not until he goes aboard. His goodbys already are said to his brother Peter, who Is secretary-treasurer at General Engineering, and to his younger brother Richard. Richard also took tral by Mr. Spencer, assumes the duties of principal at Hamilton Jun ior High School, leplacing Albert S. Colton who has gone into retirement. . Paul Fleming, returning from leave of absence, takes over the assignment ofj vice-principal at San Leandro High School. Miss Alma Collis goes from Maxwell Park School where she was principal last year to the principal-ship of Crocker Highlands School. Miss Joseph Wqodfin becomes principal of Maxwell Park School, replacing Miss" Collis. Miss Woodfin formerly was assistant supervisor of the elementary and junior high school instructional program. MISS KAHL ON LEAVE Miss Lucile Batdorf is assigned as teacher-in-charge at Edison School, as principal. Miss Minnie Kahl is on leave of absence. Miss Aileen McCandless becomes principal at the Auditorium Village School, Oakland's newest elementary school. Miss McCandless formerly was vice-principal at Central Trade School. Dr: W. G. Rector, principal of Sequoia School, takes on the additional assignment as principal of Kedwood Heights School. Hugh Herrington becomes head teacher at Redwood Heights School. Mrs. Bessie Curtis t teacher exec utive at Herbert Hoover Junior High I School. Mrs. Curtis formerly was head counselor at McClymonds High School. 1 CLASSES HERE FOR -ALIENS English to foreign-born adults and naturalization classes are scheduled to open in the Oakland Public Schools beginning the week at Sep. tember 20, it is reported. Courses to be given in the evenings from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. are rJieduled as follows: At Clawson School, 32nd and Magnolia Streets, Mondays and Wednesdays; at Dewey School. 37th Avenue and East Twelfth Street, Tues days and Thursdays: at Golden Gate Junior High School, 62nd Street and San Pablo Avenue, Tuesdays and Thursdays: at Laurel School, Kansas Street and BrownAvenue. Tuesdays and Thursdays; at Lincoln Junior High School, 11th and Alice Streets, Mondays and Wednesdays; at Lock-wood Junior High School, 67th Avenue and East Fourteenth Street, Mondays and Wednesdays: at Longfellow ' School, 39th anrP Market Streets, Tuesdays and classes, which begin tomorrow, it is reported by Blake W. Spencer, day school principal, and Miss Marfon Malloy, evening school principal. To date more than 15,000 persons have taken advantage of the free business training opportunities offered at Merirtt and now occupy excellent office positions as a re sult of the training, Spencer said. Free job-training at Merritt Busi ness School begins a new year of successful public service tomorrow with day registrations open in the morning and afternoon, and evening registrations accepted from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. All classes are tuition-free, and there is no registration charge for persons under 21 years of age. Adults over 21 pay a registration fee of $1 for day classes and a registration fee of $1.40 for evening classes. TRANSPORTATION CLASS Special day and evening classes in traffic management are open to men and women interested in the field of freight fraffic management. These courses are sponsored by the Oakland Traffic Club, and both beginners and advanced students are eligible to register. A new .course in business speak ing highlights the list of subjects offered at the evening school. Under the direction of Lynn Thompson, class work includes impromptu and extemporaneous speaking, the riet Mason, who is recognized by local businessmen as an authority in the field of income tax account ing. GENERAL TRAINING J he day school offers a new course in general office work. In struction is set up to meet the needs of persons who are seeking to prepare for general office work in a "brief space of time. Persons who register tomorrow will be given an opportunity to use office forms which they are likely to use in use commercial employment Multigraph and multilith are two other important courses offered in the day and evening school, and according to the principal there is unlimited employment opportunity in this field with salaries in none-war industries averaging considerably higher than in other types of office work. Other courses offered in the day and evening classes include bookkeeping and accounting, bookkeeping and accounting machines, key punch, machine calculation, rotary calculators, bindery, office machine repair, stock control, all levels of shorthand, elementary, intermedi ate vand advanced typing, duplicat ing machines, dictaphone and edi-phnne, filing, English fundamentals, and vocabulary and spelling. Registrations will be accepted to morrow and tomorrow evening at the main office of Merritt Business School, 240 East Tenth Street. , ' Tribune photo. Baseball has. reigned supreme at Mosswood Park this Summer. A schedule of daily games has developed about the largest group of ace high ball players the local playgrounds can boast. Among the Park teams are, these Juniors who go back to their respective classrooms tomorrow with as fine a record ok victories as youH see in any score book.. And make this little notation, they were coache by Director Mildred Marshak. From left to right they are front row) Dave Kulp. Tom Brian, Willard Austin, Harry Chun? (top row) William Chun, James Gold, John Piombo, Bob Moran, Len Erickson, Bernard Meyer and George Erwin. mecnanics oi puouc speaxing, ine persons living out or town 'may use or notes, ana prepared talks. ' telephone GLencourt 9240. Registration Will Open For Evening Instruction Doors of the evening schools swing open again this week at Oakland High School, Park and MacArthur Boulevards; San Leandro High School, Estudillo Avenue and Ban croft (San Leandro): and Technical High School, 43rd Street at Broadway, with several thousand adults expected to enroll in subjects of vocational and avocational interest. .Registrations begin tomorrow eve ning at the three schools, and eve ning classesj will be operatedvfour evenings weekly Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and ThursdWs. Subjects to be offered include: Commercial Bookkeeping and ac counting, office practice, shorthand and typewriting. numeiuaiung are una ieeaing of infants (Wednesday afternoons at Technical), cooking (Monday afternoons at Technical), dressmak- ng, first aid, home and hobby crafts, interior decorating and parent education. General Aerodynamics, arts and crafts, aviation ground school, badminton, chemistry, current problems, social and square dancing, economics, high school English, practical English, facing the Orient, fix it yourself, flying cadets' pre- flight classes, French, U.S. history nd government, human relations. juvenile delinquency, lipreading.1 marine navigation, meteorology and astronomy, music appreciation, or- chestra, symphony, voice culture, navigation, petroleum fuels and lubricants, physical conditioning for men, motion picture photography, physics.-plastics, pottery, pre-service training, psychology of everyday living, public speaking, -radio code and theory, radio shop, radio work shop and voice, review for flying cadets, rocks and minerals, slide rule and Spanish. General Industrial Auto mechanics, aiito body and fender repair, blueprint reading, furniture repair and refinishing, cabinet shop, fundamentals of electricity, household repair, mechanical drawing, metal and general shop repair and upholstering. Afternoon classes are scheduled as follows: Dressmaking on Wednes day afternoons at Fremont High School, 47th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard; art crafts, dressmaking and radio communications at Oakland High School; dressmaking, home nursing, typing and machine shop at Technical High School. A class in Spanish is scheduled Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. A nominal registration fee is the only charge required of men and women who wish to enroll for eve ning classes. Tiny Fellows Hold Field Day At Arroyo Viejo By JANE GREY The biggest event in the lives of a few hundred small playfellows happened on Wednesday when children from nine Child Care Centers held their "field day" at Arroyo Viejo Park. The gala occasion was planned All-Star Team Mosswood Park Boys Close a Great Season Mosswood Park directors wind up their Summer season secure in the knowledge they have turned out an impressive number of ace-high ball players during the vacation days to add to the playgrounds' record of future greats. Baseball has been the order of the day since vacation 1 i i-J . 1 l. j: ii j 1 and organized under the direction" leu- anu "'euiiiy uaiueson me pm k. aidmoim nave aevei-of Mrs. Elizabeth Case, head of theped plenty of fnaterial for league, play this Winter. Play in which the Mosswood teammates will take a major part. Three teams under the tute- Central Schedules Work To Aid War Production at Oakland High School, Park and MacArthur Boulevards. Tuesdays and Thursdays; at Prescott Junior High School, Ninth and Campbell Streets, Tuesdays and Thursdays; al Roosevelt High School, 19th Avenue and East Nineteenth -Street, Mondays and Wednesdays; at San Leandro High School, Estudillo Avenue and Bancroft (San Leandro), Mondays and Wednesdays; at Technical High School, Broadway and 43rd Street, Mondays and Wednesdays. Men and women seeking to reg ister for this instrifftion may enroll at schools offering 'citizenship classes. 'The war production training pro gram in the Oakland Public Schools intensifying and expanding its Thursdays; activities with the opening of all HE REMEMBERS PEARL HARBOR CfemrTnTieTnaTicirTOTrsB' -fit the- Filbert strererAnriejrBr'Cei tral Trade School, 882 26th Street, and is'now an asbestos worker at Pacific Bridge Shipbuilding Company. . .... . -. .'. .- o .":v A A ' ' -x V v , .? I ' V ' s I i 3fY i-v 'r ' - " 1 V" . U ; j , Mill I - 'Mi Y iv. Oakland'a war priduction training program la Important In Honolulu as well as in the Bay area. Antonio MeBquita camf all Jhewgy to the mainland to take up the trade or I asbeitos did insulation at the Filbert Street Annex of Central Trade School Now be goes' back to do a bigger and better Job at Pearl Harbor. Photo by Hazel Wlntler. local public schools tomorrow, it is reported by Paul Thomas, principal of Central Evening Trade School. Free job training is available to men and women at Central Trade School's three locations and at the Technical High School shops, the principal said. Additional classes also are conducted in local war in dustry plants for the convenience of employees seeking upgrading in the trades. "Practically allh'vocational classes at Central Tradl School and at Technical Hi'gh School will be a part of the war production training program this Fall," Thomas said, because of the' demands on the school made by trades essential to the war effort. Exceptions to the rule are courses in power sewing, home sewing, millinery and printing, of- ierea aay ana nignt at L.eiurai Trade School," the principal de clared. These four courses are part of the regular Central Trade School program." Free war training courses offered at Central Trade School, 237 East Eleventh Street,' are -operated day and night. Classes include "the fol lowing: Machine shop, radio me chanics, radio, communication, pipe, fitting, sheet metal, electric weld' ing,' gas welding and industrial electricity. At the Filbert Street annex of Central Trade School, 882 26th Street, war training courses include marine drafting, marine and indus trial electricity, ghipfitting, asbestos pipe insulation, ship carpentry pnd woodworking and steamfitting. At the Madison Street annex of Central Trade School, 12th and Madison Streets, many courses are offered in heavy electric welding. The Madison Street annex also op-erates the largest welding qualifying station in the West. Day and' night classes are also of fered in the Technical High School shops, 339 45th Street, where free instruction is offered in aircraft en gines maintenance, aircrait sneet metal, aircraft gas welding, auto body and fender, Diesel operation and maintenance and machine shop. New courses now opening at the main building of central irarie School are evening classes in industrial electricity, given on Mon day and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Instructors include Richard Martin, Ernest B. Larson, and Arthur Wohl. . . T A ,1 iNew courses now open at ine FilberF Street annex include two classesrlrr -shipfitting "Off ' Mondays-! and Fridays, one from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the other from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Instructors are John Brasher and V. Milicich. Pipefitting is offered on Mondays from 4:30 pm.'to 8 30 p.m. and on Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. A new welding class is now open at the Madison Street annex, given each Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. witk J. Piva as the instructor. All war production training offered in the Oakland Public Schools is free through the , co-operative operation by the Oakland Public Schools and the Federal Govern ment. child centers, and Dan H. Gilson, supervisor of extended care service for school children. The tots were transported in pri vate cars to and from the park from the East Oakland centers located at the following schools: Allendale, Bella Vista, Fnutvale Highland, Horace Mann, Lazear, Lockwood. Stonehurst and Arroyo Viejo Park. TRAINED DOG STARS There was a full days program of activities and entertainment high lighted by the appearance of "Sig' and "Gypsy." And while the games played yielded prizes for the .win ners, any youngster there will tell you in a breathless tone and with an excited catch in the voice, ttet "Sig" is the "most wonderful traiiwd dog in all the world." He not only does countless tricks but he says his prayers and he can pick "out any card from a deck, can pick out a card which is the sum of any two numbers called and he can spell names, too, as well as do any num ber of other amazing feats. "Sig" (short for Signal) is owned by Mrs. Leola Evans Dyer, leader at the Campbell Center in West Oakland. As for Supervisor Gilson's horse "Gypsy," there aren't words to describe what riding him around the park meant to every "kid" present And each one had a turn. TEACHERS SHOW SPEED There were races for the teachers alone that caused much glee for the diminutive spectators, while the picnic lunch climaxed a morning crammed with thrills. In the afternoon members of the Horace Mann Dramatic Club presented "Jack and the Bean Stalk" in the amphitheater before an audience of some 250 grownups as well as the children. The performance "brought down the house" and catapulted the cast to fame and glory thusly: Joyce Olson as Jack; Bud Williams, the oTre; Jacqueline Harvey, ogre "g wife; Bar bara Harris, old lady: Janet Kearns, Jack's aiother, and Richard Noone, old man. A watermelon feed topped the day's adventure. abilities of the playgrounds' toji utility man. in a pinch, h holds lage of Director MUdred Mar-iimited team-believe it or not. shak have fought their way Furthermore, he can and does on occasions play any position on the other two teams. How does your record size up in comparison, brother? HEADLINE BUILDERS Oh, well, just skip the answer and glance over this list of ball players. There are names among them you are going -to see in headlines some day . . . and their fame will have stemmed from the 1943 season on the Mosswood diamond . . . to-wit and as follows: Tom Brian. William and Harry fChun, Gene Williams, Bob Castra- naga. Jack Eeam.-Jerry Vieo, Jim Porup.Bob Greenwood, Bernard Meyer, John Harrison, Ed Williams, econdiSye Gonzalves, Ken Costello. bod ranran. ieonara ,i lcxson, David Kulp, Bob Morgan, Willard Austin, George Erwin, Jim Gold, Joe Farary, Bob Gold, John Piambo and Jim Parep. up the score sheet to quaiuyas formidable foes in their respective divisions... And one team, at least, earned its place in city league play. AN ALL-STAR TEAM The Mosswood Juniors pictured today is an all-star team with a record of victories second, to none in 3ummer competition. With a few' added years, along with weight and height, and they'll be headed for the "big time" at any rate, that's their 'goal and more power to them, we say. A thumbnail sketch of just a few of the standouts reveals that Sye Gonzalves, a 10-year-old baseman, was the "find" of the season, and the youngest by three years of any member of the Juniors. Bob Moran, his mates declare, could hold down first base in any league; Joe Larary, the wizard in left field has yet to make an error in any game; William ana .Harry Chun are sure, fast players, as well as rating as two swell guys, they play tbfrd and short respectively, while John Piambo is the power behind the plate. City champions of the ping pong But without doubt the pride of the tournament sponsored by the Recre- park playground for these many' lim n.r)mei -h mnriuricH hv weeks has been versatile Tom Brian; , , ... . who has played a triple role ' Directors Alyce Stagg and Mel Nick-throughout the season. jerson were declared at the Fre- STELLAR PITCHER mont gym with the following minfa- A fast pitcher and an all around ture racquet wielders taking a bow-ball player, Tom settled for 15 as the J.943 title holders in their re- strikeouts when, as a member ofjspective divisions: Ping Pong Artists Vie for Titles the "105 s,". he did mound duty against the Alameda Krusi playground team to win a 15-2 battle, while allowing but two hits. Tipping the scale a fraction under 85 pounds, Singles: Dons Castronova. Lois Erskin, Dick Lesser and Leonard Villarante. , Doubles: Sam Alongi and El-dridge Jr.; Tom Brian and Bernard Tom also makes the midget team Meyer. which he consistently and easily Playground directors who offici-hurls to more w-ins than you canjated in the playoffs included: Jerry shake a bat at (let the orenositions: O'Brien, Rachael Bolster, Mildred off fall where they may) And to round out the day s adventure. Ana to rouna out ini amazinirBjvTiison. JACK AND THE BEAN STALK; TOP ENT ERTAIKMeNT vk, Kathleen McMorrow and TV. ft. t ' n i ' ' i -C- i ' y ''". , : r ' f fp. --v. .,; ' ;5 : 5: . I -f.N ' -- ' . 7, ?'i.f; I : When youngsters torn nine Child Care Centers held a fairy tale was unanimously declared the top number on the "lield day" at Arroyo Viejo Park as a farewell to Summer, these members of tie Horace Mann Dramatic Club enter- talned several hundred small playfellows with 7ack and the Bean Stalk." The presentation of childhood's favorite program, with these stars bringing down the house... From lefflofighi they are: Joyce Olson, Bud Williams, Jacqueline Harvey, Barbara Harris, Janet Kearns and Richard Noone. There was an audience of several hundred. I

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