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The Roosevelt High School

 

PRESENTS

 

THE RITUAL

Of the

REDWOOD

 

A COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

BY THE CLASS OF JUNE

 

1937

 

 

ROOSEVELT AUDITORIUM

JUNE SIXTEENTH

1937

 

 

 

 

 

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RITUAL OF THE REDWOOD

 

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Theme:

The graduating seniors kindle together the altar flame of their Loyalty.

 

The Setting: 

A hill-top grove under the open sky. The group of graduates gather around a woodland altar reared of Redwood, their chosen symbol.

 

 

 

 

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"Our Ceremonies

Would lend your thoughts into some silent grove,

Where redwoods stand in pillard loveliness,

Lifting the valley curtains of the sky.

We choose the redwood for symbol,

Brave as the rugged mountain steepe it climbs.

Serenely imperturable through storm,

Self-poised amid the conflict and the fire,

Firm rooted in the warm brown human earth -

Head lifted high - a dream amid the stars.

This redwood altar has been reared tonifight

That we may gather round it in farewell.

It stands as symbol of our fellowship,

Recalling all our finest comradeship."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RITUAL OF THE REDWOOD

 

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ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL

Oakland, California

June, 1937

 

 

 

 

The following students have been assigned speaking parts in the Graduation Ritual:

 

 

First Messenger

RUSSELL YORK

Second Messenger

JEANNE SMITH

Third Messenger

MARIA DENEND

First Guardian Invocation

JOE VOGEL

Second Guardian

PERRY BARDELLINI

Third Guardian

MARTHA DELL FUQUA

Fourth Guardian

JOHN ENGLISH

Fifth Guardian

ELIZABETH ALTHAUS

Sixth Guardian

MARY FURTADO

Seventh Guardian

HARRIET SCHLAVIN

Fourth Messenger

LeROY NELSON

Fifth Messenger

JOHN McGILLIVRAY

Sixth Messenger

MARY JANE ANDERSON

Bearer of the Flame

JACK STAFFORD

Eighth Guardian

PHYLLIS HANSEN

Ninth Guardian

PEARL STARK

First Interpreter

ED CRYER

Second Interpreter

TOBY ELLENBURG

Benediction

RAE DAVIES

Torch Bearer

JAMES SAMS

Representing the Board of Edu.

CHARLES W. SNOOK

 

 

 

 

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Awards of American Legion, Department of California

Presented by Capt. Bill Erwin Post, No. 337

By CHAS. W. REMMERS, Past Commander

 

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G. E. FURBUSH, Principal

Directed by MISS MARIE KINELL, LILLIAN SCHUETTE, and MR. PAUL THOMAS

Music by MR. A. C. OLKER

Setting by MISS JUANITA NICHOLSON

Gowns by MISS LOVENIA SNEE and MRS. IRENE GRIFFITH

 

 

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MISS LUTIE RUCH

VICE PRINCIPALS

 

MR. P. D. THOMAS

 

 

CLASS ADVISORS

 

 

MR. GOLD

MR. HITCHCOCK

MR. MUELLER

MRS. HEDSTROM

 

MISS SORUM

MISS CALDWELL

MISS HANSEN

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Oakland Board of Education

 

 

MRS. FRANK L. BURCKHALTER

DR. A. M. DINSMORE

GEORGE W. HATCH

CHARLES WADE SNOOK, President

 

FRANKLIN N. KORNHAUS

MRS. P. J. KRAMER

JOHN J. ALLEN JR.

 

 

 

 

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Kindly do not applaud until all the graduates have received their diplomas.

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ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

OF JUNE 1937

 

 

Ahrens, Donald

Althaus, Elizabeth

Amaro, Ernie Joseph

Anderson, Margaret Rosmina

Anderson, Mary Jane

Archer, Lorene Bernice

Arney, Walter Henry

Arreola, Hope Norma

Avelar, Ernest

Bannerman, Helen Jane

Bardellini, Perry

Barnes, Robert

Basl, Dorothy Alice

Bay, Anna Rita

Beal, Lee H.

Benevides, Margaret

Bensen, Hellen Aileen

Benson, Warren

Billingsley, Patricia

Bilse, Claire La Verne

Bradley, Ted Dwight

Bruce, Sylvia Charlotta Beagley

Busch, Jean

Campbell, Bernice Keith

Cantele, Aldo J.

Carter, Jack Douglas

Cashman, Patricia E.

Clark, Dorothy

Clark, Francis

Coates, Frederick

Corbett, James E.

Costa, Joseph

Costa, Joseph Martin

Coughlan, Geraldine

Cova, Augustine

Crosby, William G.

Cryer, Edwin

Cunliff, Irving F.

Currier, Arthur

Dahlquist, Glenn E.

Davies, Rae Gladys

Dawson, Nelson

Dean, Gerald

DeMonte, Bernice Agnes

Denend, Maria Margaret

DeSeguirant, Geraldine Mary

Dietrich, George Albert

Doren, Mary E.

Douglass, Dave

Douglas, Faith Marie

Eaton, Robert Brent

Edgar, Grace G.

Eisen, Del Roy

Ellenburg, Tobias F.

English, John Allan

Ezidro, Manuel August

Francis, Jeannette Florence

Freije, Eugene Abraham

Fuller, William

Fulton, Louise Maxine

Fuqua, Martha Dell

Furtado, Mary Amelia

Fyffe, Alfred

Gilliland, William

Gonsalves, Marjorie F.

Goveia, Alice

Granath, Leo Richard

Gregory, Harriet Louise

Guerard, Paul Clifford Jr.

Guinasso, Doris Katherine

Hagberg, Elsie A.

Halverson, Hazel Marie

Hansen, Charles

Hansen, Phyllis Mae

Hansen, Robert John

Hanzel, Ella Helen

Haslett, Caryl

Heinrichson, June K.

Hersey, Dorothy Gwendolyn

Hines, William A.

Holmes, Lionel Joseph

Hoover, Bobbie Regina

Jackson, Frank Wilmer

Johnson, Ed.

Jong, Daisy

Jouanicot, Marcelle Louise

Keel, Warren D.

Kenaston, Elinor Hutoqua

Kepford, Thelma Viola

Kepford, Wilma Leola

King, Bert

Kirkman, Jean

Kishon, Marcella Adrienne

Knetzger, George Alvin

Knight, Esther Louise

Knops, David L.

Knops, Ernest H.

Landon, John

LaRiviere, Frank Jack

Leahy, William John

Leake, Raymond E.

Legris, Virginia Therese

Lehrman, Evelyn

Lewis,  Ruth Ann

Lienau, F. Grace

Logue, Leslie D.

Longmire, Emma Marie

Lowman, Henry R.

McAndrew, Betty

McCarthy, Gladys I.

McGann, Jack

McGarvie, Jean

MacGillivray, John D.

MacKenzie, Agnes Edward

Machado, George Joseph

Mahoney, Thomas Patrick

Marcos, Daniel

Mariana, Anne Josephine

Marks, Helen Agnes

Marquardt, Robert L.

Martin, Mabel Bernadette

Matulich, John Augustus

Mayland, Wayne Eldon

Mendonca, Fred

Ming, Ida Kane

Moleiro, Ernest

Moriwaki, Ben Tsutomu

Morris, Edward Frank

Morrison, Florence M.

Morton, Hazel W.

Morton, Virginia May

Munce, Jack

Munzie, Dolores Ann

Munzie, Dorothy Morsha

Nelson, Edward LeRoy

Nelson, Meda Ramona

Neumann, Harriett Eloise

O'Banion, Thelma Bernice

Olsen, Arthur Ellwin

Osborne, Thomas Franklin

Parker, Frank Lee

Parmeter, Don LeRoy

Pastor, James

Perry, Joseph E. Jr.

Pestana, Charles

Pestana, Manuel David Jr.

Pingree, Jean

Pratt, Lyla Jeannette

Proctor, R. Bruce

Pudlack, Norman William

Reed, Mary

Remmers, LaVerne Zeta

Rogers, Adrienne

Rogers, Lorraine Louise

Romanowitz, Charles Murcell Jr.

Ross, Alfred

Saling, Theodore E.

Sams, James Edward

Santos, Edward Frank

Saunders, Virginia Adelia

Schlavin, Harriet Emily

Sherman, Henrietta Grace

Smith, Jeanne Petit

Smyth, Mortimer

Soares, Eleanor

Spangler, Joseph A.

Sprague, DeMonte Dean

Stafford, Jackson D.

Stanford, Richard Wallace

Stark, Pearl Sheila

Steinbrenner, Frank Edwin

Stenhammer, William E.

Suzukawa, Eiichi

Tavare, Victor

Taylor, William Edward Jr.

Tessien, Edmond

Thomas, George Howard

Travis, Ray Bingham

Trumpp. Franklin Leavitt

Vasquez, Salvador

Vasut, Lillian Emily

Vierra, Minnie

Vogel, Joseph P.

Walsh, Bernard David

Warren, Edson Thomas

Watt, Gordon

Weatherly, Willow

West, Mary Elizabeth

Whitlow, Robert T.

Windom, Thelma Grace

Winnie, Eleanor

Wood, Warren Wesley

Woodcock, Anita Ruth

Wuelfing, Elsie

York, George Russell

Zigenis, Callie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by Sally Kaleta.

Source: “The Roosevelt High School, Presents, The Ritual of the Redwood, A Commencement Ceremony by the Class of June 1937”.  Published by Roosevelt High School, Oakland, CA.,  1937.


© 2014 Sally Kaleta.

 





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