WLHS Photos - 1939
WLHS Photos - 1939
The future Farmers of America is an organization of the students taking vocational
agriculture. Officers for the past year were: president, Homer Brobst;
vice-president, Le-Roy Adams; secretary, Burton Weidman; treasurer, John Nolan;
reporter, Don Ballard; and sergeant-at-arms, Delbert Langeliers.
Mr. Dietrick is the faculty advisor.
1939 Girls League
The Girls' League Council consisted of Betty Lipp, Catherine Zivney, Esther Gross,
Arlene Ingersoll, Eunice Riley, Ruth Annas, and Irene Stockton. Miss Haberlach is the advisor.
Debaters who upheld the affirmative side of the question on this year's team
were Lois Butler, Audrey Church, John Erickson, and Carl Erickson. Upholding
the negative side were Catharine Gleason, Glen Campbell, Kenneth Kerr, and
Jim Whipple. Debaters were coached by Mr. Oliver and Mr. Main.
Brown, John P. - 12 years at West Linn - Coach, American Gov., and Civic Sociology
Cupper, Mabel - 3 years at West Linn - Domestic Science
Dietrick, Robert C. - 2 years at West Linn - Vocational Agriculture
Fors, Felix F. - 8 years at West Linn - Coach, Business Administration
Fulton, Shirley - 2 years at West Linn - Art and Library
Haberlach, Gladys - 6 years at West Linn - Stenographic
Graybill, Mrs. Charles - 9 years at West Linn - Freshman English
Main, Charles O. - 18 years at West Linn - Mathematics
Moffatt, Jean - 13 years at West Linn - French and Sophomore English
Moshberger, Naomi - 3 years at West Linn - Girls' Physical Education
Nixon, Sam - 4 years at West Linn - Assistant Coach
Oppenlander, Herman - 11 years at West Linn - Manual Arts
Oliver, Kenneth - 4 years at West Linn - Foreign Languages
Richmond, Eugene F. - 7 years at West Linn - Boys' Physical Ed. & Junior Science
Shearer, Gilbert M. - 9 years at West Linn - Science
Smith, Mrs. Fredrick - 4 years at West Linn - Office
Tunnell, Chester - 2 years at West Linn - History & Vocational Guidance
Wade, Fred H. - 8 years at West Linn - Music
Goetzl, Edmund - 1 years at West Linn - Dramatics, Speech, and English
Yarnes, Lawrence e. - 2 years at West Linn - Junior and Senior English
1939 Student Body Officers
Dick Mathiot Fred Scherer Betty Meissner Marianne Stone
President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer
For three years now West Linn students have been governing themselves,
and we the 1939 corps of student officers feel that our government has been
more successful this year than ever before.
A large part of the credit for our success should go to the student police,
who day in and day out did the most thankless of jobs-enforced the laws
our legislature saw fit to pass. We compliment Police Chief Lester Bradley
and his crew for their fine work during 1938-39. Without their services,
student government would have failed.
Equally important with law enforcement in any project of self government is
the spirit of cooperation of the governed. Student response to appeals for
support and coorperation has been most gratifying. Criticism has been largely
constructive, and assistance has always been readily available when needed.
Under these circumstances failure would be next to impossible, providing student
leadership was up to standard, which we sincerely hope was the case.
President Dick Mathiot and his able assistant, Fred Scherer, spent many hours in
handling student affairs, as did Betty Meissner, secretary, Marianne Stone, treasurer,
and Marian Harriman, assistant treasurer.
"The Amplifier," a semi-monthly publication was edited by the following staff during
1938. Editor, Catharine Gleason; assistant editor, Rosemary Kenney; manager,
Virginia Wells; assistant manager, Betty Young.
1939 Dramatics and Speech
Both organizations were formed this year and are under the direction of
Mr. Goetzl. The Speech Club sponsored several student forums, and the
Dramatics Club entertained the students with a number of one act plays
during the year. Both have been active in raising money to purchase new
equipment needed for these departments. Dramatics Club officers were:
president, George Masteron; vice-president, Betty Moore; secretary, Jane Easson;
treasurer, Jean Mead.
The band has maintained its usual high standard this year. It secured top rating
in the district contest at Oregon City. For the fourth consecutive year it was
honored by being chosen to play at the Chemawa Indian celebration. The band
has functioned at numberous concerts and community events and is an important
factor in the student life and in the support of the athletic events. Two of its
members hold national first solo ratings, and three have state solo first ratings.
The band entered the national regional contest in Portland on May 13. It was very
successful, gaining an excellent rating.
The orchestra has taken an unusually active part in the musical life of the school
and community this year. Besides playing at all the school concerts, this group
furnished the accompaniment for the operetta and played at several student assemblies.
Full instrumentation was maintained, enabling the group to play much heavier work
than in former years. Mr. Wade, the director, is especially interested in building up
the string section, with emphasis on cellos and violas.
1939 Lettermen's Club
Only boys who have earned major letters (those given for football, basketball, baseball,
or track) are eligible for this organization. Officers for the past year were:
president, Ted McMurren; vice president, Sonny Martin; secretary and treasurer, Dallas
Dennis. Advisors for the club were Coaches Brown, Nixon, and Fors.
1939 Honor Society
The officers for the Honor Society were: president, Lester Bradley; vice president,
Paul Merrick; secretary-treasurer, Wilma Walston; reporter, Dick Kern. Other
members were H. Truchot, S. Trueblood, C. Wright, E. McLean, H. Ballieu, H. Buse,
A. Ingersoll, M. Aden, B. Kruse, H. Weber, V. Wells, C. Gleason, and J. Lambert.
Mrs. Graybill was the advisor.
1939 Hi Y Club
Officers of the Hi-Y were: president, John Burgess; vice-president, Ted McMurren;
secretary, Dick Kern; treasurer, Fred Scherer; sergeant-at-arms, Forest Martin.
Members were D. Lewis, W. Ekerson, B. Ekerson, L. Bradley, M. Aden, H. Brobst,
T. Kent, D. Mathiot, E. smith, B. Watson, J. Nolan, K. Shepherd, C. Thames,
K. Bauerfeld, B. Parsons, and B. Kruse. Mr. Shearer is the advisor.
1939 French Club
French Club officers were as follows: president, Jane Easson; vice-president
and treasurer, Catherine Zivney; secretary, Bonnie Ferguson. Miss Moffatt is the advisor.
1939 International Club
The International Club was formed this year as a combination of the Latin and
German student groups. Officers were: president, Etoile Smith; vice-president,
Catherine Zivney; secretary Agnes Myhra; treasurer, Sam Trueblood.
Mr. Oliver is the advisor.
1939 Boys Club
Officers for the Boys' Club were as follows: president, Ted McMurren;
vice-president, Forrest Martin; secretary, Dick Kern; treasurer, Merle Aden.
Mr. Oppenlander is the advisor.
Music Lettermen's Club
The music lettermen have been especially active this year under the able
leadership of their president, Ward Zimmerman. This group consists of
some of the outstanding musicians and students of the school and serves as
an inspiration to all the music department. Any music student who wins his
letter is eligible to membership in the Lettermen's Club.
John Morrison and Eugene Vinson, known to every one as John and Gene, were
chosen this year to be West Linn's yell leaders. Although they were the smallest
yell kings in West Linn's history, the amount of noise these two aroused from the
student body was by no means diminutive.
Betty Moore, popular song queen, had a great deal to do with the pepping up of
the shchool and was a fine leader throughout the year.
Outstanding Senior Boy and Girl
Betty Lipp: Betty has won this right by her fine school spirit and her interest in
school activities and sports. she is a very capable leader and a good sportsman.
Betty is what we call a typical West Linn girl. She was brn in San Antonio, Texas,
and lives at the present time in Oswego, Oregon. She plans to enter the University
of Oregon next fall.
Lester Bradley: You will not find a boy that is more interested in his school work and
his activities than Lester. He is always ready to help others and is willing to spend a
great deal of his private time for the benefit of others. Lester was born on
February 2, 1921, at Willamette, Oregon. He now lives at Willamette, Oregon and he
will enter Linfield college next fall.