Los Angeles
High School

Published April 11, 1935

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Index to Hand Book

Every student in the school is urged to buy a copy of the Handbook which contains information of value and importance.  The book is being sold at the book store at nominal cost.

Los Angeles High School from Memorial Park Illustration


School Motto

Debating and Oratory


Dramatics and Expression

Tower of the Old Building Illustration

Statue of Joan of Arc in the Library Illustration

History of the Los Angeles High School



Military Department

Flag Pole and Roman Bench Illustration

Music Auditorium Illustration

Mottoes at Main Entrance

The Business Office

Memorial Park


Housh Stairway Illustration

Boys' Division

The Alumni Association

Girls' Division

Officers and Office Hours for Students


Information for New Students' Lockers

Periclean Society

Lost and Found Department

Ephebian Society


Miscellaneous Clubs


The Bleachers Illustration

Fire Drills

Interscholastic Track Records

Miscellaneous Advice

Location of Rooms

School Bounds

Map of Campus Illustration

Traffic in Halls

Customs in the Los Angeles High School

Automobile Parking

Pledge to the Flag

B-10 Programs

L. A. High School looking from the East Illustration

Obedience to Law

School Yells

View of the Auditorium Illustration

School Songs

In the Auditorium

Old Favorites

Attendance Rules


A View of the Library Illustration

Boys' Gymnasium Illustration

The Library

Athletic Letters

School Publications

Rules for Organizations

Requirements for Graduation

Merit System

Choosing a College

The Tower Illustration

Star and Crescent Society

The Constitution of the Los Angeles High School Student Body Organization

School Motto

Obedience to Law, Respect for Others, Mastery of Self, Joy in Service;  These Constitute Life.


The Los Angeles High School, founded in 1873, is the oldest high school in Southern California. During the many years of its history, it has stood for a conservative advance along educational lines, for scholarship, for sportsmanship and for the highest ideals of character. The backbone of the course of study is cultural rather than technical. Efficient and loyal citizenship has been the key note of the many generations that have graduated from the old pioneer school.

Students have worked hard preparing their lessons and in addition have found time to take a very definite part in student government and the many student activities.   Although the enrollment of the school continues to approach over the four thousand mark the development of the individual student is one of our chief ideals.

The school believes in strenuous work as a very definite preparation for life. We believe in school loyalty. We believe that every student should have a pride in his school and should believe in the school and should be loyal to the best traditions and the highest ideals that have grown up during the years.  The alumni and the faculty ask you, the students of today, to carry on, to keep up the great traditions, to bring new honor and glory to your school, to live such a life as an individual that you would be happy to have the standard of the school based upon your life as a student.

This handbook is written for the purpose of helping students to acquaint themselves with the Los Angeles High School and should be of special value to entering students.   It, of course, will be a record of reference for old students.  In order to be a good citizen a student  must know the scholastic and social activities of his school. 

    E. W. OLIVER, Principal


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History of the Los Angeles High School

The first high school class in Los Angeles was organized on the second floor of the old Central Building, which occupied the present site of the Court House.

In 1872, A. G. Brown. who had been a professor in the University of North Carolina, gathered the most advanced pupils of the two grammar schools into his room and organized a college preparatory class.  These schools were Public School No.1, corner of Spring and 2nd Streets, and Public School No.2, the old Bath (now Main) Street Building.

Dr. W. T. Lucky, former principal of the State Normal School, was appointed Principal and Superintendent the next year, and organized the High School with a three-year course.

The High School remained in the Central Building until 1882, when it was moved to the Normal School building which was located on the present library site.   In 1883, the Junior class and part of the sub-junior went to Lick's Hall, a building on Main Street  between 2nd and 3rd, and the rest of the sub-juniors went to East Los Angeles, now Lincoln Heights.

In the earliest days there was only one course of study offered.   This was a mixture of Literary, Classical, and a short Commercial course.

In 1883, the length of the high school course was changed from three to four years and there were three courses, the English, the Latin, and the Classical.   That year, the Superintendent reported to the Board of Education that, "As a whole, the course of study is one of the most complete and liberal to be found in the State."

In 1885, the three upper years of the high school moved to the Spring Street Building located between 5th and 6th and Spring and Fort Streets, (now Broadway).   A German church on Spring Street between 6th and 7th was rented for the sub-junior class.   Half-day sessions were held in the high school from 1885 to 1889.

In 1887, each year was divided into two classes, beginning with the 9th, and in that year the school was accredited to U. C.  In 1889, there were about 200 pupils enrolled in the high school.

The class of 1892 was the first to have both winter and summer graduation.

In 1890, the Board of Education began the erection of a high school building on Castelar and Rock Streets.  For the sake of economy, the building was located on an unoccupied portion of the City Cemetery.  The site was 198 feet by 232 feet, and later the name of Castelar Street was changed to Hill Street.

The building was completed and occupied in January, 1891.  It cost $70,000 and was regarded then as one of the finest high school buildings in the State.  The enrollment at that time was about 400.

In 1893, the new high school was so crowded that the Principal reported that the B-ninth class would have to be housed elsewhere.

In 1895, a Commercial Department was formed with a two-year course.  The next year the course was extended to three years, a Head of Department appointed, and this Department moved to the old Sand Street building.  This building was the original Central Building which had been moved to Sand Street in the fall of 1886, when the Central land was sold to the county for the site of the new Court House.

In 1899, the Principal of the high school reported that it had been necessary to place some classes in the basement and recommended that temporary quarters be secured elsewhere so that pupils might be seated above ground.

In that year, the city offered two lots across the street from the school building to the Board of Education for an additional building for the high school.  The Board of Education accepted the lots and erected an economical building, called the Annex.  It contained eleven rooms of standard size and two larger rooms for the use of the Commercial Department. 

In 1901, the Commercial Department became a separate school under the name Commercial High School.  Bonds were voted later for a Polytechnic High School.  This building was completed in the year 1904-1905, and the Commercial High School moved into it and became the present Polytechnic High School on Washington and Hope Streets, leaving the Annex for the use of the Los Angeles High School.  Mr. J. H. Francis, who had been Principal of the Commercial High School, became Principal of the Polytechnic High School.

The new Science building, north of the main building, was completed for September, 1906.

In 1909, it was found necessary to put the B 9's in another building, and accordingly they were sent to the Olive Street building on Olive Street between 4th and 5th Streets.   The number of high school pupils increased so rapidly that it was necessary to start a new high school.  New buildings were built on 42nd and Vermont Avenue, and the Olive Street High School with Dr. Albert E. Wilson as Principal moved to the new location in 1910, and became the well-known Manual Arts High School.

It is of tremendous importance to the old pioneer school to realize that while in 1901, twenty-eight years after this school was founded, there was still only one high school.   Now, in 1935, there are thirty-four senior high schools in the L. A. High school district.

In 1917, the Los Angeles High School moved to its present site at 4600 Olympic Blvd., corner Olympic Blvd. and Rimpau Ave.  The cornerstone of the present building was laid November 3, 1916, Dr. Benjamin Ide Wheeler delivering the chief address of the day.   The school was ready for classes the following September.  Five months later the new cafeteria was opened and the new athletic field bleachers were completed.

Miss Elizabeth Packard was principal of the school when it moved into its new home on North Hill Street.  In 1895, Mr. W. H. Housh, who had been Head of the Science Department, became principal, and remained in this position for thirty years.  Under him, the high school became one of the strongest and best known schools in the country.

Mr. Housh was succeeded in 1925 by Ernest W. Oliver, who had been Vice-Principal for fourteen years.

In 1896, the office of Girls' Vice-Principal was created, and Mrs. Margaret J. Frick was appointed to the position.  She retired in 1902, and Mrs. Susan M. Dorsey filled the position until she was chosen, in 1912, to become Assistant Superintendent of the city schools.  She was succeeded by Miss Elizabeth Sullivan who was followed by Miss Anna Stewart.

In 1919, Miss Sarah F. Wolverton, previously in Junior College English department, became Girls' Vice-Principal and is still holding office.

In 1903, the first Boys' Vice-Principal, J. W. Henry, was appointed.  He was succeeded in 1909 by Mr. B. O. Kinney, who was followed in 1911 by Mr. Ernest W. Oliver.   Mr. Ralph C. Noble became Vice-Principal when Mr. Oliver assumed the duties of principal.  Dr. W. A. Edwards, head of the language department at Los Angeles High School, was third Vice-Principal from 1907 to 1911.  In 1912, he became dean of the Junior College and continued in that position until 1920, when the junior college pupils were transferred to the newly created branch of the State University on Vermont Avenue.


As old and cherished as the spirit of the alumni are the traditions of the Los Angeles High School.

The Senior A's have their class colors, pennants, officers, no recitations the last week, their play or vaudeville leadership in Star and Crescent, House of Representatives, Student Body officers, Board of Control, the Semi-Annual and the final farewell on Commencement night.

The Senior B's share almost all the privileges of the Senior A's with their pins, pennants, officers and their Senior B day.  Only Senior boys are allowed to wear corduroy trousers.  The Star and Crescent pins are presented to the graduating class by the girls of the Senior B Class who are excellent in scholarship and citizenship.

Star and Crescent is one of the greatest of L. A. traditions.  There is no alumnus of L. A. High but has a Star and Crescent pin.  Two meetings are held each term.  The four officers are elected, one from each of the four upper classes twice a year.  Senior A and Senior B days are held, with each class entertaining the other class with contests and a dance.


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L. A. High has long been an institution having student co-operation in government.  It has the general Student Body president, president of the Girls' and Boys' Divisions, the Girls' and Boys' Senior Boards of Control, the Student Managers, the book store, the lost and found, and the self-renewing Girls' Scholarship Fund.

In Summer 1932 the cap and gown was adopted as graduation dress.   Each senior pays one dollar rental to cover laundry and replacement.

Blue and White Day occurs before the first big football game when the halls are trimmed, the outside decorated and the big Roman banner hung out.  The Alumni Banquet has crystallized into a yearly gathering the first Saturday evening of June.   The graduating class of twenty-five years earlier is featured.  Seniors lunch the fourth period with the privilege of the park is now a custom.  Last is the Vesper Service the Monday before graduation, with music by our own pupils and an inspiring address emphasizing ethical aims and service.

Armistice Day the students of the Los Angeles High School give a Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States.  Following this, the Principal reads the names of the students of the Junior College and the Los Angeles High School who died in the World War.

The bronze letters, "Los Angeles High School, Founded 1873," at the tower entrance of the school were placed there as a gift by the Class of Winter '35.

The Parent-Teacher Association of Los Angeles High School was organized on April 20, 1934 as a result of the request of many patrons of the school.

In the Trophy room are preserved the prize cups, pennants and class banners, together with the National Standard and the flag of the school, and the Bear Flag of California.  The oak pillars between the trophy cases, which will surround the room, eventually, carry statues of famous heroes and sages.

At five minutes past eight every day with military escort the flag of our country is raised to top mast to the accompaniment of the playing "To The Colors" by our buglers.  All students who are in front of the building and those who are in the rooms facing the flag pole stand at attention during this service.  This beautiful custom is a symbol of our loyalty to our country.

Inexpensive, simple dressing and conservative personal appearance and bearing is urged upon all pupils.  This receives the stamp of approval of the leaders of the school and the Student Body.

That the incoming classes may guard these traditions and not allow them to die out, is the wish of every alumnus who for three long but joyous years cherished them, and now holds them as his most treasured memories of high school life at L. A.


Below is the translation of the Latin and Greek mottoes on the side walls of the main entrance.

The words in Latin are those of Cicero and set forth the rewards of liberal studies.  The translation is as follows:  "These studies nourish youth, delight old age, adorn prosperity, furnish a refuge and solace in adversity, are a delight at home, do not burden us elsewhere; they spend the night with us, travel with us, and share our vacations."

Translations of the Greek motto at the left:  "Cities must be walled about not with ramparts of wood and stone, but with the virtue of the citizens."


To honor the graduates and under-graduates of the school who took part in the World War, in 1922 the students voted to buy the acreage across the street, a plot of ground approximately 315 by 350 feet, to be used as a memorial park.  The students at that time contributed about $6,000, an average of $2.00 per student.  The total cost of the acreage was about $21,000 and the remainder of the amount above the individual contributions was taken from the Student Body treasurer.  Because of the fact that neither the Student Body nor the Board of Education can legally hold ground as a park the land was turned over to the Park Commission with the understanding that the City of Los Angeles would landscape the ground and keep it in perpetuity as a park.


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The landscaping was done by the Park Commission following designs by Dr. J. W. Gregg of the University of California in conjunction with Mr. Sterrett, the head of the art department, and the Principals of the school.

The park is a very beautiful addition to our already well landscaped campus and is admired not only by our own faculty and students but by our neighbors as well.

The seniors are allowed to use the park during their lunch period and this custom has become one of the interesting traditions of the school.


The Alumni Association is composed of all of the graduates of this school.  Since the Los Angeles High School was the first high school organized in the city, our Alumni Association is a large organization of about 20,000 men and women, many of whom hold very important positions in the civic and business life of the city, the state and the nation.

Until the year, 1925, the meetings of the Alumni Association were at irregular intervals of about five years.  A notable meeting was held in 1913 in the old red brick building on Hill Street.  At this meeting, plans for a new location for the Los Angeles High School were discussed, and a committee appointed to assist the Principal, Mr. Housh, in appealing to the Board of Education for a new building worthy of the dignity of the school and a campus large enough for athletic fields and gardens.  This committee was composed of Willis Booth, Arthur Kinney, Ernest Oliver, Mary Foy and Marshall Stimson, and our present school and grounds indicate that their suggestions were well received by the Board of Education.

During the school year 1925 to 1926, the Alumni Association decided to hold meetings each year on the first Saturday in June.  The affair takes the form of a reception, and entertainment and a banquet in the school cafeteria.

At all times the alumni of the school have shown by their words and their actions that they are enthusiastic boosters of the high ideals of the old school and their many expressions of confidence indicate that our great body of alumni is happy at all times to be of service to their Alma Mater.

At present Samuel S. Kreider is the president and Zita Bailey is secretary of the Association.


Principal--Mr. Oliver.  First reception room to the right of the main entrance.  Hours: I, II, III, IV, V, VII.

Vice-Principal (girls')--Miss Wolverton.  First reception room to the left of the main entrance.  Hours:  I, II, III, IV, V, VII.

Vice-Principal (boys')--Mr. Noble.  Second reception room to the right of the main entrance. 

Registrar--Mr. Ault.  Attendance Office.  Hours:  I, II, III, IV, V, VII.

Personnel Department--Room 223:
     Counselors--Miss Mabel Mathews. Hours:  I, II, IV, V, VI, VII.
                         Miss Lucy Howell.  Hours:  I, II, III, IV, V, VII.

     Advisers--Hours:  I, IV, V.  For other periods see Schedule of Recitations.

     B10 to A12 Homerooms:
          ABCDE--Miss Oliver
          FGHIJK--Mrs. Della Nichols
          LMNOPQR--Miss Swezey
          STUVWXYZ--Miss Bridge

Heads of Departments:  See Schedule of Recitations for office numbers and free periods.

Principal's Secretary--Mrs. McAdams.  Between Mr. Oliver's and Mr. Noble's office.   Hours:  From 7:45 to 5:00 p. m.

Student Body Treasurer--Mr. Wm. M. Fredericks.  Room 221.  From 8:00 to 4:30.

Textbook Clerk--Mrs. Babcock, Book Depository, Room 215.  Hours:  From 8:00 to 4:30.


Two students are assigned to a locker.  Lockers must be kept closed and locked at all times.  Any trouble with locks may be reported to the Student Body Office, room 221.


The Lost and Found department is in the Business Office, room 221.  Articles found may be turned in at all times of the school day.  Lost articles may be claimed only during the lunch periods.  A receipt is given for all articles turned in.   Unclaimed articles may be claimed by the finder after three weeks upon presentation of receipt.  Articles unclaimed after one month are sold during lunch periods Mondays or given away to the needy.


In case of extreme necessity students may use the telephone by asking permission at the Attendance Office or in Miss Wolverton's office.  No one will be called to answer the telephone except in case of emergency under supervision of the office.


The most careful attention of every student of the school is called to the state law in regard to high school fraternities and sororities.  The law is as follows:

"Section 1.
From and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any pupil, enrolled as such in any elementary or secondary schools of this state, to join or become a member of any secret fraternity, sorority or club, wholly or partly formed from membership of pupils attending such public schools or to take part in the organization or formation of any such fraternity, sorority or secret club; provided that nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent any one subject to the provisions of this Section from joining the order of the Native Sons of Golden West, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Foresters of America, or any other kindred organization not directly associated with the public schools of the state."

"Section 2.
"Boards of school trustees and boards of education shall have full power and authority to enforce the provisions of this act and to make and enforce all rules and regulations needful for the government and discipline of the schools under their charge.       THEY ARE HEREBY REQUIRED TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT by suspending or, if necessary, expelling a pupil in an elementary or secondary school who refuses or neglects to obey any or all such rules of regulations."

Every student should know that if he has ever been a member or pledge of a fraternity or sorority he cannot be (a) candidate for any athletic team, (b) belong to any social clubs or organizations, (c) hold any student office, (d) do post graduate work in any public high school of Los Angeles.


Directions for fire drills are in every class room.  Find out directions and follow them carefully.  Leave the building silently and swiftly.   When bell rings, return at once to class.


  1. Prompt and respectful obedience to teachers is required by the state law of all students at all times.

  2. A good citizen of L. A. H. S. will not mar or deface any portion of the school building or property, but will always strive to uphold and beautify our Alma Mater.

  3. The normal school day for students is:
    Period I through VII
    Period I begins at 8:15.
    Homeroom begins at 9:15.
    Period II begins at 9:30.
    Period VI ends at 2:10 (assembly days-2:30).
    Period VII ends at 3:10 (assembly days-3:30).

  4. Five minutes is given between periods; do not loiter.

  1. Go to the proper offices to ask for information.
    a.  Attendance office-all questions about absence, tardiness, merits.
    b.  Book depository-lost books.
    c.  Personnel department-Counselors, course of study, program, credits, general information or help, Scholarship            Advisers (do not make any changes in your signed program without going to your Scholarship Adviser in the personnel department), permit for excess program.
    d.  Student Body Office-lockers, Lost and Found, all Student Body business transactions.
    e.  Vice-Principals-Any problem not otherwise taken care of in this Handbook, or any matter which may be referred to them by other members of the Faculty.
  2. Ringing of bells--We have a two minute warning bell except for first period which is ten minutes before the first period recitation. We have a five minute period to pass between recitations.  Special bells are as follows:  Assembly--four bells;  Fire Drill--two bells, with a pause;   Faculty meeting--three bells.


Students should remain upon the school bounds all day unless they are excused by the office to go home for lunch.  The bounds are as follows:  on the west, Rimpau Boulevard; on the east,  West Boulevard; on the north, Olympic Boulevard; on the south, the fence on the south of the school property.


All students who possibly can should use the north and south stairways in passing between first, second and third floors.  This is to avoid congestion at the center stairs.


At the request of the Automobile Club the following regulation for parking of student automobiles is enforced.  On Muirfield Road and West Boulevard we park only on the west side and on Mullen Avenue only on the east side of the street.  The streets are all narrow and the observation of the above regulations will help greatly in minimizing accidents about the school grounds.  As a courtesy to our neighbors all students are asked to be careful in regard to parking at least 15 feet away from the corners and a reasonable distance from all driveways.


Tenth grade students are expected to remain through the seventh period.   The state law requires that every undergraduate attending a high school should be registered for physical education.  In the case of boys, R. O. T. C. may be substituted for physical education.

No B10 student may take more than four subjects.  Four subjects is the program.

If you find you need help in your studies other than that which is supplied by your recitation teachers, see your scholarship advisers in the personnel department, room 223.


As members of the Los Angeles High School we should ever be mindful of this important part of our motto "Obedience to law."

As junior citizens of the city of Los Angeles and of the state of California, we should live up to the laws governing high school students.

It is against the law:

  1. To cut or mark books in a school or public library.

  2. To borrow another's automobile without his consent.

  3. To tamper with another's automobile.

  4. To smoke or gamble on school grounds.

  5. To belong to a H. S. fraternity.

  6. To leave school grounds at any time during the school day without permission from the office.


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You are an auditor.
     Give your undivided attention.

You are a Guest.
     Appreciate what is offered.

You are a Host or Hostess.
     Be gracious to visitors.

You are a Member of the School.
     Honor it by Good Conduct.

You face the School Motto.
     It has a message for you.


  1. After an absence of a period, or a day, or longer, students are to report with an excuse written in ink, by a parent or guardian, to the Attendance Office.   Do this before going to any class or even to your Home Room.  This excuse must be presented not later than 8:00 o'clock for those students having a first period class; 8:35 o'clock for those students having a second period, but no first period.  Do not enter class after absence from any period without first reporting to the Attendance Office.

  2. If it is necessary, on account of sickness or other extraordinary reason to ask to leave school before the end of the day, girls should go to Miss Wolverton; boys to Mr. Noble, or to the Attendance Office.  All such permits must bear the Attendance Office stamp before the student leaves the grounds.

  3. Have Office Excuses given by teachers of Vice-Principals stamped at the Attendance Office before offering them in excuse for absence.

  4. After an absence of five (5) days or more a student must secure a re-instatement slip which must be signed by all of his teachers and be promptly returned to the Attendance Office.

  5. Merits are lost for unexcused absence, unexcused tardiness, late excuses, and for unnecessary delay in returning re-instatement slips and other blanks.

  6. Be sure to exchange your pink absence slip, given when you have forgotten to bring an excuse from home, for a white slip on the following day.  Additional merits are lost if you neglect this.
  7. All changes in programs are made by Scholarship Advisers and by no one else.  Under no circumstances may a pupil drop a class until his Scholarship Adviser has changed his program.
  8. On the individual student rests the responsibility for keeping a clear attendance record.  These directions are given that students may be helped to an understanding of how to keep such a clear record.  We believe that no more valuable lesson may be learned in high school than the lesson of punctual and regular attendance.


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Know Your Own Library

It is located at the center of the third floor.
It subscribes for over 50 periodicals.
It contains 20,000 volumes.
It furnishes you with a complete catalogue and periodical index.
It offers you the service of two trained librarians.

Use Your Own Library

Purchase a Library Manual at the Book Store for two cents.

Learn the classification system.

Discover the location of the various kinds of books.

Accustom yourself to the use of the catalogue.

Avail yourself of the benefit of the open book shelves by learning how to find and return your own books.

Consult the librarian when you have failed to locate your books by every possible effort on your own part.

Make its capacity sufficient for the whole school by going there for library reference work only.

Check out and return your books in the approved manner.

Treat the Reserve Shelf as you want it treated when you have placed books there.

Return your books on time, and save both money and trouble.

Remember that quiet is essential to the scholarly activity for which the library exists.



The Blue and White Semi-Annual, issued during commencement week of each term is published by the Senior A Class.  The staff is composed of about fifty-five members of the Senior A Class who have an opportunity for developing their talents of leadership, organization, and creative ability in the literary and artistic fields.   Six positions on the staff carry five upper division credits.  The Semi-Annual sponsors contests in writing poems, essays, and short stories to which individuals and organizations are eligible.  This book becomes the history of school life containing views of the campus, prize stories and essays, pictures and write-ups of organizations, athletic and military honors, and the pictures of each of the individual members of the Senior A Class.  The theme of the Semi-Annual is also developed by the speakers on the commencement program.  All students are advised to make a file of the Semi-Annual so that upon graduation, they may possess a complete record of each term of their high school experience.


The Blue and White Daily is a ten-inch, four-page, three-column paper issued each school day by the students in news writing, linotyping and printing.   Subscriptions are taken in homerooms by the secretaries at twenty-five cents a term.  The advertising is solicited by the members of the advertising class and the writing done by the news students.  The accounts are audited monthly by the auditor of the Board of Education.

About 200 boys and girls work on the publication, all receiving scholarship credit, but no money compensation.

It is one of the two or three high school dailies in the state.


El Romano is the Spanish paper issued eight times each semester by the Spanish students of the school.  All articles are in Spanish and any student is eligible to submit articles for publication.

The name means "The Roman."

The Subscription price of 20 cents covers the cost of production.   There is a student editor and business manager.  The Faculty adviser has been Mr. Harry Theobald, since the start of the paper.


Partly in English and partly in Latin, the Nuntius, meaning "The Messenger," comes out once a month.  Stories and jokes in Latin and articles in English, treating in an interesting way the life and literature of ancient Rome, fill its pages.  There are also crossword puzzles, cartoons, comic and otherwise, and exercises challenging the ingenuity of the reader in correcting errors.  The Latin students do all the work on the publication under the supervision of Dr. Walter A. Edwards, head of the foreign language department.

The paper circulates in senior and junior high schools both in the state of California and elsewhere, reaching approximately one thousand subscribers.  The subscription price is fifteen cents a semester, with an added charge of ten cents for postage.


It contains the best work of the short story and essay classes and the most interesting stories and essays submitted by all English classes.  It is published each year.  Miss Jennet Johnson and Miss Alma E. Gunning choose the material, assisted by Mr. I. D. Perry, head of the English department.  The book is sold for fifteen cents.


A book of convenient pocket size, containing the yells, songs, rules and traditions of the school is issued under the auspices of the executive office of Los Angeles High School.

It is distributed to the students at a nominal cost and is used as a textbook for rallies.


The L. A. H. S. Handbook of Composition, compiled by the English teachers of the school, is a condensation of the essentials of composition.  It contains rules for making topic outlines for heading papers, for paragraphing, for construction of sentences, punctuation, and spelling, and rules and exercises for correct usage.


The Teachers' Handbook is issued every two or three years under the direction of the head of some department and contains information for teachers concerning the routine work of the school, such as credits, program-making, graduation requirements, etc.  The book is furnished free to the Faculty.


An Anthology of Student Verse, edited by Mrs. Snow Longley Housh, is issued each year by the English department.  In this appears the best verse written by students of the school, largely those in poetry classes or literary clubs.   Favorable comments on the book have been received from all sections of the country.   A charge is made sufficient to cover the cost of production.


  1. 160 semester periods, 60 of which must be upper grade.  A student who is a graduate of a Junior High School must earn at least 120 credits in Senior High School.  Do not count Physical Education.

  2. One semester each of Music and Art.

  3. English: B9, A9, B10, A10, B11, U.G. Elective.

  4. History: 9 or 10--B11 and A11.

  5. Science: 9 or 10.  (Unless Social Study Major.  Laboratory Science, in 11th or 12th year--Chemistry or Physics or Physiology or Zoology).

  1. Physical Education or R. O. T. C. each semester.  Hygiene, included in Physical Education and R. O. T. C.

  2. Majors: Two
    (a) English required.
    (b) Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Art, Commerce, Home Economics, Mechanical Arts, Music (9th grade work counts toward Academic Majors only).

  3. Practical Arts

  4. Senior Entrance English Examination:  This Examination given at the end of B11 semester, or course in A11 corrective English must be passed before entering B12 classroom.

  5. Merit Record:  An average of at least 70 for three years also not less than 70 in A12 semester or an additional semester will be required.


Recognize that success in life is not necessarily determined by attendance at college.  If you honestly prefer some vocation which it is desirable to enter at close of high school, confer with the Counselor regarding ways of preparing for that vocation.

Whether you should go to college should be determined largely by your mental interests.  One may have a good mind for practical success and yet have little fitness for advanced academic studies.  If you have the type of mind that takes pleasure in intensive, persistent study of books, if you want the educated capacity to enjoy the best of intellectual and social life, or if you plan to enter a profession, you will profit by going to college.  It is well to remember, however, that it is only as you have mentality, aspiration, purpose, and courage, that you will profit by a college course.

Which College

About seventy per cent of L. A. graduates enter some institution of higher education each year.  Precaution should be taken by you in selecting your work, even in the earlier

high school years, so that you will be protected in your college preparation.  If early choice of a college is made, no difficulty should arise, as the work offered at Los Angeles High, if creditably completed, will adequately prepare you for any college in the country.

Questions to Consider When Selecting
A College or University

  1. Location.  How far is it from your home town?  Will you have convenient train service between the college and your home?
  2. Type of school.  Is it a co-educational, or is it strictly a men's or women's college?  Is it a liberal arts college only, or does it also offer college courses in Engineering, Agriculture, Commerce, etc?  This is a very convenient test of the general character of the student body found there.
  3. The size of the school.  In a large well-endowed school there is an opportunity to come under more famous instructors and to have better material equipment.  But in a small school there is an opportunity to become personally acquainted with the professors and to become more prominent in the Student Body.
  4. Course of study.  Does this school offer you the kind of a course which you feel will be most helpful to you?
  5. Entrance requirements of the school.  Will the studies you have had in high school be accepted as preparation for the work offered by this institution?   If not, it is possible that you may find an institution giving the same kind of course, but with different entrance requirements which will accept the work you have taken in high school as suitable preparation for the work they offer.
  6. What is the scholastic standing of this institution?  Does this institution rank high in the minds of those whose opinion will be of great value to you later?


The Star and Crescent Society grew out of the Los Angeles High School Natural Science Club.  The club was organized in 1879 in the old building on the present site of the court house.

In the spring of 1879, a pin, in the form of a star and crescent, was adopted and the society has since been known as the Star and Crescent Society of Los Angeles School.

The meetings were held from one to four every Friday afternoon.

Mary Foy was the first president, and Arthur Bent was the first secretary. Once it was the most important society in high school.

In the beginning, all students in the school were considered members; but in 1892, the B9 and A9 classes discontinued being  members of Star and Crescent.  On account of the very rapid increase in numbers in the high school, the assembly hall was not large enough to hold more than the three upper grades.  Later on, the tenth grade was excluded, and now only B12 and A12 students are considered members.

The officers represent each class of the upper grades. The president is elected from the A12's, and the vice president and secretary from the B12's.

One meeting is held each term, at which time the Star and Crescent pins are given to the members of the graduating class.

As a closing feature of the day, the Senior A's are honored by a party given by   the Senior B's in the girls' gymnasium.


For plays, operas and pageants given by the Los Angeles High School the stage settings and properties and costumes are usually designed and decorated by the students of the Art Department.

Posters and hand-painted showcards and the illustrating of all student publications are provided by art class workers.

Large mural decorations done by the art students include the War Service Memorial in 402, two panels of California industries in full oil color, two mural designs for the Trophy Room showing figures typifying the student activities in athletics, debating and oratory, also the Founding of Los Angeles, room 402, and the panel memorializing the Sixtieth Anniversary of the school.


The Los Angeles High School takes great interest in debating.  It holds a membership of long standing in the Southern California Debating League, in which it has won a group of championship banners.  It also holds a large number of contests with neighboring schools and colleges, which are arranged with the individual schools, and which form the larger part of the program.  Interclass debates are also held each term.

In  Southern California League the capital prize is a handsome silver cup which must be won three times by the same school for permanent possession.  On two occasions, Los Angeles High School has won the Southern California Championship only to have Hollywood High School, which had also won twice, come out at the top in the third, the crucial year, thus winning the coveted trophy.

Orators are also given ample opportunity for competition.  Every year the Southern California Oratorical contest is held, each school sending one representative.  L. A. has captured one California Oratorical Cup for winning three of the yearly contests.   Redlands University has an annual invitational contest in declamation.  The Los Angeles Herald sponsors an annual extemporaneous speaking contest.  The school won the first challenge cup for permanent possession by winning three of these contests.


The dramatic classes of the school act as a club for staging all sorts of dramatic performances, regular plays, farces, pageants, programs of one-act plays.   The eighth period is used by them for meetings and for practice.  Our large and thoroughly equipped stage offers special advantages for pupils fond of stage work.


A large part of the forensic work is prepared in the regular expression and debating classes.  Four minute speakers for various drives, for representing the school at college invitational meets, and other similar affairs are usually members of the expression classes, as are the large group of interscholastic debaters and orators.  They really form a comprehensive club for all sorts of platform work.


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Our stage has an entirely new expensive electric equipment and a very fine new interior set of scenery.

To be eligible for stage crew a boy should have a year's work in wood shop, or electric shop.  He should have a natural aptitude for using wood-working tools and building things.  He should be clever, inventive and ingenious.  He should be large of stature, strong and alert to see what is needed to be done.

The work is most interesting, but a large part of it is necessarily hard and laborious.  It is a source of real pleasure to feel we are helping to contribute to the profitable enjoyment of the entire school in the various stage activities.



Military work has been a part of Los Angeles High since La Fiesta Parades in 1893 when the school was represented by a military company known as the Los Angeles High School Cadets.  This organization continued to be known as the Cadets until 1919.  For five or six years after 1911, the Cadets had a yearly camp which they held during Easter vacation.

A unit of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, familiarly known as the R. O. T. C., was established by the Government at the Los Angeles High School in the spring of 1919.  This unit is an important link in the chain of our national defense plan, whereby the youth of the nation are trained along the lines of good citizenship, developing loyalty, character and physique, awakening them to a realization of their duty to their country, the need to prepare themselves to assume the duties of citizenship in event of necessity to be prepared to defend our national institutions, homes and ideals.

It is military training, but not militarism; it involves no liability for service to the Government whatsoever, does not engender ideas of war, but on the contrary, seeks to perpetuate only those valuable elements of military training found to be essential in the development of character and physique.


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The War Department, in order to stimulate competitive spirit among the high school units of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, selects yearly 25 high schools throughout the United States for designation as "honor high schools."  The selection is made from those units most advanced in training and discipline and worthy of such rating.  Our school received honor high school rating in 1926, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33.

Requirements:  Applicants must be above grade of freshman in school, 14 years of age or over, and physically fit.

The Government furnishes uniforms and equipment without cost to the student.  A deposit of $2.00 is required as a guarantee of good faith that proper care will be taken of the uniform and equipment issued.  All but fifty cents of this deposit is returned at the end of the school term or sooner provided the uniform is turned in.

This instruction is under the supervision of Lieutenant Colonel J. J. Mudgett.


The Student Body Business Office is located in room 221.  It handles all the money and business transactions for the school.  Advanced bookkeeping and commercial students receive practical business experience in performing the bookkeeping, cashiering, filing, and clerical duties of this office.


The Cafeteria is operated as a school enterprise to afford wholesome lunches at the lowest price possible.  It also affords worthy students an opportunity to work during the noon period as cashiers, servers, and bus boys, in return for their lunch.


BOYS' SENIOR BOARD--The Boys' Senior Board has charge of the conduct of the boys in the school outside of recitations and home room.  This includes supervision of school boundaries.

BOYS' ASSOCIATE BOARD--10 or more associate members are elected each year from the A11 class to assist the seniors period VI.

BOYS' HOUSE AND GROUNDS--This committee has charge of the appearance of the school on the boys' side of the building, both inside and out.  The have charge of the doors during lunch periods and assist in keeping the halls clear of loiterers.  They see that parts of lunch are not thrown around the campus, refuse left about, or defacement made upon the school property.   They also give assistance to the Senior Board in details.

AUTO PATROL--For the protection of automobiles parked around the building the boys' auto patrol is appointed from those who have good records in the physical education department.  These boys also have Senior Board power while on duty.  In addition, a daily detail from the R. O. T. C. is in charge of the parking from 8:00 a.m. until the end of the first period.

GYM BOARD--Boys with especially good records in physical education and character are selected by the physical education instructor to assist them in the basket room and also with some of the office work.

RALLY COMMITTEE--During the football season a committee is appointed to take charge of all rallies and publicity concerning the football games.  This committee also has charge of the rooting section and decorations.


The executive board of the Girls' Division consists of the Girls' Division president, Senior Board, and chairmen group designated cabinet.  These work with the Girls' Vice-Principal.  The cabinet is composed of the elected president of the Girls' Division, together with chairmen of all committees.  These chairmen are appointed at the close of every term by the officers of the Senior Board and the cabinet then in existence with the advice and counsel of the Girls' Vice-Principal.   The committees represented by these chairmen may be:

THE GIRLS' SENIOR BOARD OF CONTROL-- In addition to general policies relating to girls the Board has charge of behavior in the halls, assemblies, and cafeteria lines.  The Board holds trials in cases of breaking of school law, usually assigning loss of merits as penalties.   The purpose, however, is to help pupils to co-operate with school laws rather than to punish them.  The Girls' Vice-Principal is in constant touch with this work.   This Board assists in the Attendance and Personnel offices.  The Girls' Vice-Principal and the Girls' Senior Board sponsor the Associate Board.

CHAIRMAN OF POINT SYSTEM--A chairman of a Point System assists a Faculty member in keeping outside activities indulged in by pupils within a reasonable limit, this depending partly on the scholarship of the pupil concerned.  (See "Point System")

THE HOUSE AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE has charge of the appearance of the school on the girls' side of the building, both inside and out.  They see that parts of lunch are not thrown around and scraps of paper left about, or defacements made upon the school property.  They keep order in the cafeteria lines and also give assistance to the Senior Boards in several details.   The chairman of this committee is affiliated with the Girls' Senior Board of Control.

DOOR COMMITTEE--The Door Committee arranges to have a girl seated at the door during every period of the day.  The period that the girl remains on duty is her regular study period.  Her duty is to welcome the visitors to this school.  Each girl serves one school week during the term.

COSTUME COMMITTEE--This committee has charge of the care and cataloging of the costumes that are used in dramatics, requests a signed paper from everyone taking out costumes and sees to the return of the costumes in good condition, giving receipts in their place.

CHRISTMAS COMMITTEE--This committee plans for gifts of clothing and toys to poor schools on the east side of the city.  Entertainments are also given these schools at Christmas.

PHILANTHROPIC COMMITTEE--This committee sends food to needy families on Thanksgiving, gives entertainments at orphans' homes, hospitals, etc., and takes general charge of philanthropic work.

LEISURE TIME COMMITTEE--This committee has general supervision over the playground or any other activity occasioned by demand for constructive use of leisure time.


In memory of Forbes Ripley's devotion to his school and to the R. O. T. C., the Ripley family has established a trust fund, the income of which is used as a scholarship to be awarded in June of each year to an R. O. T. C. member of the winter or summer graduating class.  This award is made on the basis of character, interest in the unit, and interest in science.

The Girls' Scholarship Fund was originated by the girls of the Class of S'99 with the aim of giving to worthwhile and appreciative students the opportunity of a college education.  This fund is also used to assist girls now attending school.   Loans to worthy students are made in amounts not to exceed $150 per individual.   It is under the supervision of Miss Wolverton.

Margaret J. Frick Scholarship, established by alumni friends of Mrs. Frick, former girls' vice-principal, is a fund for small loans to make it possible for worthy boys to remain in high school.  It is under the supervision of Mr. Noble.

The Frances V. Harrow Scholarship Fund, established by the alumni friends of Miss Harrow, former Head of the Mathematics Department, is a fund to be loaned each year to a student proficient in mathematics and science who wishes to major in these subjects at some college or university.  It is under the supervision of Mr. Oliver.


The Pericleans were organized as Chapter IV of the California Scholarship Federation in 1921.  Since then this society averaging over 300 membership has been working steadily to foster scholarship.  Membership in the Pericleans is based on achievements in studies--extra-curricular activities are not counted.  Pericleans shall be selected from a group representing approximately the highest ten per cent of all the students.  Each teacher may submit names of the outstanding ten per cent of her class.  If a pupil's name is submitted by three teachers, that pupil will be considered by the committee for Periclean honors.  Those who are members for two-thirds of their high school attendance are given special honors, among which is the California Scholarship Federation seal on the graduating diploma and the C. S. F. pin which is presented by the school.


The Ephebian Society was organized in February, 1918, at the suggestion of Dr. Albert Shiels, then Superintendent of Schools.  Each semester each high school elects Ephebians from the graduating class in the ratio of one Ephebian for every forty members in the class.  The selection is made upon a basis of scholarship, character, and leadership.  Ephebians are elected by the total vote of the Faculty and the students.  All students who have the scholarship requirements to attend the State University are eligible to request consideration.  Only those students are voted upon who are willing to accept the obligations attendant upon membership in the Ephebian Society.  The members of the society take a pledge, somewhat similar to the Ephebian oath of ancient Athens, promising to give their best efforts to the inculcation of respect for law and loyalty to the city, and the maintenance of high ideals in civic life.   The society holds semi-monthly meetings at the rooms of the Board of Education, usually addressed by some competent speaker upon questions of the day.  Sometimes debates are held, and occasional meetings are devoted to social pleasures.  The organization is also active in benevolent and charitable service.


To further the varied interests of the Student Body there are many other clubs, membership in which depends on natural inclination and ability to participate in their activities.  Some of these clubs are:  Brush and Quill, Camera, Chess and Checkers, Drama Club, Forum, Palladian, Pananthropian, Philomathian, Philosophian, Poetry Club, Science Club, Stamp Club, Writers' Club, and Toastmasters' Club.

THE GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION is organized to further the interest of all the girls in school in the different sports during the year according to their season.  Every girl is invited to participate after school in team games and individual sports.  Awards are given for continuous participation, good sportsmanship, high scholarship, and efficient playing.

THE GIRLS' L. A. LETTER SOCIETY sponsors Play Days and has for its main objective to interest all girls in sports.   Its motto follows the National organization of "Every girl on a team and a team for every girl."  Every girl in school is eligible to earn a school letter.   This means five hundred points in Play days and be active in the Girls' Athletic Association for three semesters.

THE BIG L. A. SOCIETY was organized for the purpose of creating a general interest in sport and promoting good fellowship among the wearers of major sport letters.  Through organization they have extended their influence by encouraging new students in general participation in some of the many forms of Student Body activities, serving as contest officials, supervising field and gymnasium during contests, and accepting responsibility as coach of Class C, Class B and reserve teams.  Each semester the Society gives a dance, a dinner at close of term, and promotes a game in a seasonal sport between the Society and the Faculty. 


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So. Calif.

City League


880 1932 Cartwright 1:56.6 Santa Ana 1931 Satterfield 1:57 Manual 1928 Foore 1:58
100 1932 Holt 9.7 Hoover 1928 Lombardi 9.8 L.A. 1928 Lombardi 9.6
440 1933 Gillette 48.3 El Centro 1926 Gantt 49.4 Poly 1920 Clark 50.2
220 1927 Wykoff (G)
1932 Anderson (MT) 21.4
1926 Lombardi 21.6 L.A. 1928 Lombardi 21.6
Mile 1934 Zamperini 4:21.3 Torrance 1931 Smith 4:30.1 Hollywood 1928 Crosley 4:37
High Jump 1933 Johnson 6' 5 3-4" L.A. 1933 Johnson 6' 6 1-2" L.A. 1933 Johnson 6' 7"
Broad Jump 1934 Skinner 23' 10 3-8" M.A. 1934 Skinner 23' 6 5-8" M.A. 1931 Almada 23' 5"
Pole Vault 1932 Sefton 13' 3 5-8" Poly 1932 Sefton 13' 6 1-2" Poly 1929 Limeburner 12' 7"
Shot 1930 Lyman 54' 7" S. Mon. 1933 Donaldson 53' 3 1-2" Hollywood 1932 Busby 49' 11"
1934 Kirkpatrick 14.5 El Centro 1926 Meeks 15.2 Hollywood 1933 Lockhart 15:8
1934 Kirkpatrick 23.8 El Centro 1926 Meeks 24.4 Hollywood 1928 Owens 24:5
Relay 1934 M.A. 1:27.7 1931 Poly 2:58.8 (8-man) 1:29 (4-man)
3:04 (8-man)
Discus 1922 Houser 147 1-2 Oxnard 1921 Anderson 152




101, 102, 147, 148, 149--Main Corridor, North side.
104 to 111--West Wing--North.
115 to 117--West Wing--South.
120 to 123--Main Corridor--South.
130 to 139--East Wing--South.
140 to 145--East Wing--North.


202 to 210--West Wing--North.
211 to 218--West Wing--South.
220 to 228--Main Corridor--South.
248 to 250--Main Corridor--North.
232 to 239--East Wing--South.
240 to 247--East Wing--North.


305 to 321--West Wing.
324 to 327--Main Corridor-South.
334--Main Corridor--North.
329 to 335--East Wing--South.
336 to 342--East Wing--North.


402, 405, 423, 427--Main Corridor-North.
406, 422--Main Corridor-South.


512, 523, 532.


C1--Faculty Room.
C2, 3--Senior.
C4, 5--Main Dining Room.
C6--Boys' Hash Room.


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In Assembly: Look, listen.
    Do not talk.

In Home Room: Heed the tardy bell,
    Do not expect a call to order.

In Hallways: Walk,
    Do not run.
    Do not stand at the foot of the stairways.

In Street cars: Be ladies and gentlemen,
    Not childish or rude.

In Fire Drill: Walk singly and swiftly.
     Not arm in arm.

In Crowds: Line-up.
    Do not push.

In Recitation Periods: Keep hallway clean.
    Do not hinder--"Work!"

In using school property: Be careful,
    Do not destroy its beauty or usefulness.

In language: Develop high standards.
    Do not appear ill-bred or uneducated.

In all your work: Be honest,
    Do not cheat.

In all that touches L.A.H.S.: Accept responsibility,
    Do not assume others will serve for you.

Remember always, that you are students of Los Angeles High School.


   I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.


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Ali-Bevo, Ali-Bivo,
Ali-Bevo, bivo bum,
Bum get a rat trap,
Bigger than a cat trap,
Bum get a rat trap,
Bigger than a cat trap,
Cannibal, Cannibal,
Sis, boom, bah,
L. A. High School,
Rah, rah, rah.




T-E-A-M Team
Rah, Rah, Rah
Team, Team, Team.


We're for-r you!
We're for-r you!
L. A.! L. A.! L. A.!
We're for-r you!


L. A. H. S. (Slowly),
Rah, rah, rah, rah.
L. A. H. S. (Increase speed),
Rah, rah, rah, rah.
L. A. H. S. (Fast),
Rah, rah, rah, rah.


Show the "L"
Show the "L"
Show the L--A--H--S  Fight!
Show the "R"
Show the "R"
Show the R--O--M--E  Fight!
Show the L--A--H--S  R--O--M--E
Fight ! !    Fight ! !    Fight ! !



Sons of Rome around us,
Let the cheers arouse us,
And give three for old L.A.!
Sons of Alma Mater,
Let us band together,
And give three for old L.A.!
Forward, forward, team toward the goal.
Onward, onward, the Blue and White must roll.
Sons of Rome around us,
Let the cheers arouse us,
And give three for old L.A.! Hooray!


Ho!--Hear the war cry of the Romans,
Ho!--They're prepared to meet the foemen.
So!--The Blue and White overhead.
Go!--The team has nothing to dread.
Ho!--That's the sound that comes to warn you,
If you are old Roman's foe
Our team will strike with a blow
That brings you woe.


Hail, hail, to L. A. High !
Noble and strong,
Thy colors blue and white
Call forth our song.
With praises ringing true
Loyal hearts we bring:
Hail, hail to L. A. High,
Of thee we sing.

Hail, hail to L. A. High!
Our love for thee
Still lingers close around
Thy memory.
With never dying faith
In thy dear name
Hail, hail to L. A. High
Long live thy fame.


Here's to the L. A. team, boys!
Here's to our high school days!
Bring out the good old songs, boys,
Sing out the good old lays.
Here's to our Alma Mater
Faithful and true always!
Here's to the L. A. team, boys,
Here's to our high school days.


L. A. will shine tonight
L. A. will shine.
We're all dressed up tonight
We're feeling fine;
When the sun goes down
And the moon comes up
L. A. will shine.


Go, you L. A. High
Break right thru that line!
With your colors flying
We will cheer you all the time
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Go you L. A. High
Fight for victory,
Spread far the fame of out fair name
Go, L. A. High, and win the game.



I want to be, I want to be, I want to be at L. A. High School
Where the teams are winning every fight
Rolling scores for the Blue and White,
You ought to know, you ought to know, you ought to know
    you can't beat L. A.
When you hear those stands aringing true
L.A.H.S. keep right on singing
For we're going, you know, we're going
To win for L. A. High.


Dear old L. A. High School
We are strong for you!
    To our colors Blue and White
We're staunch and true,
Every one must doff his hat
    as we go marching by
And yell for L. A. High.

Let us win in every game,
Defeat we will not know,
For everything we undertake
We always make it go.
Hooray ! hooray ! hear the people say
Oh, the teams of L. A. High,
They always win or die.
Hooray! hip! hip! hooray!


We'll win this game for L. A.
Victory will be ours on this day.
We will fight all the time
And we'll break thro' that line.
Pioneers' spirit never will die.
We will cheer like the Romans of old
For our warriors courageous and bold.
And we'll score in this game
To make famous our name
While the Blue and the White fly high!


God of our fathers, known of old--
Lord of our far flung battle line,
Beneath whose awful Hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget.  Lest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies,
The Captains and the Kings depart,
Still stands thine ancient sacrifice--
An humble and a contrite heart,
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget!  Lest we forget, forget!

Far call'd our navies melt away--
On dune and head-land sinks the fire--
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the nations, spare us,
Lest we forget!  Lest we forget!

If drunk with sight of pow'r we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,
Such boasting as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the law,
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget!  Lest we forget, forget!

For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard--
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding calls not Thee to guard,
For frantic boast and foolish word,
Thy mercy on Thy people, Lord!  Amen.


Up to 1893, whatever of athletics there was, was sponsored by organizations outside of the school.

In 1893, the first football team under the control and supervision of the Faculty was organized, and was very successful in defeating college teams of that time.

Tennis has held a very important place in the athletic life of the school and many championships have been won by members of the school.

After the war, beginning in the spring of 1919, mass athletics became a definite part of the program of the school.  Physical education was changed from two days a week to every day of the week, the thought being that if a person ate every day, he ought to exercise every day.

Instead of having the athletic teams for only a few boys, as many boys as would were given the opportunity of learning the various athletic events, and the policy of having all the boys of the school being interested in some from of athletics has since that time been a strong feature of the development of young manhood in the school.

As each new high school has been added to the list of secondary schools in the city, the old Los Angeles High School has maintained a high position in inter-school athletics, winning many notable victories and having many championship teams in all the branches of sport.

It has always been the ideal of the school to have strong teams in all sports rather than to specialize in any one particular branch.

When the school was moved to the new location a greater opportunity was given to develop girls physically.  In 1921 a definite reorganization of girls' athletics was undertaken and Miss Margaret Dietrich was the first President of the G.A.A.  From that time the association has grown rapidly by adding different sports and athletic clubs each year.  The plan of having many girls in sports has been slowly developing and since we have a fine gymnasium for the use of the girls alone, every girl has an opportunity.


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The modern idea of mass play is carefully worked out in our Play Days, when, at our invitation other schools spend an afternoon on our fields, we have as many as 400 girls playing at the same time, in such sports as hockey, speedball, volleyball, basketball, tennis, archery, rifle, swimming and baseball.


The major sports in athletics are football and basketball during the Fall Semester and baseball and track during the Spring semester.


A letter shall be awarded to the winner of any point in the City Meet or the the winner of any point or fraction of any point in Southern California or State Meet, or to any student who has made an average of two points in all other representative meets of the season.  The Athletic Committee shall determine at the close of the season what meets have been representative.


A letter shall be awarded to any player who has played in two-thirds of the innings of representative games of the season.  A pitcher may receive his letter for playing in at least two representative games.  The Athletic Committee shall determine at the close of the season what meets have been representative.


A letter shall be awarded to any player who has taken part in two-thirds of the quarters of representative games.  The Athletic Committee shall determine at the close of the season what meets have been representative.


A letter shall be awarded to any player taking part in two-thirds of the quarters of the representative games played by the team during the season.  The Athletic Committee shall determine at the close of the season what meets have been representative.

Minor Sports

The minor sports are water polo, tennis, swimming, golf, gym club and cross-country running.

Letters for minor sports shall be awarded upon the same general plan as letters are awarded the major sports.  The Athletic Committee at the close of the season shall made the awards.

Special Letter

In the event that an athlete, devoting himself to a minor sport, becomes especially pre-eminent, as for example; winning a city of Southern California championship for the school, he may be awarded a major sport letter upon recommendation of the Athletic Committee.

Star Athlete

Any athlete earning his letter in at least two major sports or exceptionally distinguishing himself in major and minor sports may be awarded, in addition to the ordinary letter, a gold star to be worn at top of the school letter.


All girls who have participated in team activities during three-fourths of the season, who have no failures in solids or merits and who show good sportsmanship are given first award--a G.A.A. monogram.  After participating in team activities three semesters and showing continued good sportsmanship and high scholarship by earning the required number of points, a large block L.A. letter is awarded.


The Sponsor of an organization is responsible for the general decorum and success of his organization, for its obedience to the rules of the school, and for its financial integrity.


(a)  Any organization having a constitution should have a copy in Miss Wolverton's office.

(b)  Some intellectual interest must be honestly a part of the organization.   (Avoid early social activities not connected with ostensible purpose of organization.)

(c)  No organization should have more than one purely social meeting a semester.   This must be held in the building if given officially as an organization affair with sponsor as responsible chaperon.  To secure permission for social affairs blanks should be obtained from Miss Wolverton's office.

(d)  The President of the Girls' Student Body shall act as representative of office in matters concerning common interests of the various organizations.

(e)  Expenses for social affairs must be met by an assessment levied upon those attending the affair.  These persons sign a statement of their intended presence, and pay if at a later date they decide not to come.  No dues should be collected by any club, unless under special necessity recognized by the office.

(f)  All money collected should be deposited the same day with the school treasurer, to be paid out as authorized by signature of officers of organization and Faculty sponsor.


At the beginning of the term students may make application for membership in an organization at such time and place as may be published in the bulletin.  The eligibility of the applicant as to scholarship and character must be passed upon by the sponsor of the organization before he is voted into membership.


(a)  Any special plans or changes in organization should be reported to the Girls' Vice-Principal.


(a)  No organization shall meet regularly more often than once in two weeks though special business meetings may be called when deemed necessary by the sponsor.   Exceptions must be passed upon by the office.

(b)  All meetings must be attended and chaperoned by sponsor or someone provided by him.

(c)  Time and place of meetings are to be recorded, permanently or specially, ahead of time in Miss Wolverton's office, in order to avoid confusion in meeting places.

(d)  Permission to use room must be obtained from teacher in charge of stated room.  Permission to use room may be revoked at any time for failure to leave it in good condition.  Responsibility for condition is to be definitely placed by each group, i.e., Sergeant-at-arms, or committee chairman.

(e)  It is understood that the Principal or Vice-Principals may visit at any meeting of the organization.

(f)  All programs and plans for meeting should be arranged with approval of sponsor before being given out and should be signed by sponsor before publication in Blue and White or Bulletin Board.

(g)  Every organization should have its time of meeting posted on bulletin board.

(h)  The office should be asked in advance for its cooperation in cases of conflict in time or places of meeting, where these conflicts cause serious inconveniences to any organization.


(a)  No pupil may be elected an officer of an organization who is not, at the time of election, passing in all of his work.

(b)  An officer receiving a failing mark at the end of ten weeks must resign the office.


(a)  No member of an organization shall be permitted to possess a pin until the pin has been earned by some definite part taken in the organization, and until the pupil has been a satisfactory member for an entire term.

(b)  No pin may cost over fifty cents.

To these rules (VI, a and b) the Periclean and Star and Crescent Societies are exceptions

The above is to be in the hands of sponsors and presidents of all student organizations.


Every student, each term, starts with a perfect record of one hundred merits.  If at the end of any semester, a student has ninety-five merits or more, he is to receive an additional ten merits as a reward for efficiency.  A grade of eighty for the previous semester is required to hold any school office.  Any student whose merit record falls below eighty during the semester must immediately hand in his resignation from any office or honor held by him.  A record of eighty or above is necessary for recommendation to college or to business position; below seventy is failure for the semester and automatically requires a student to sit back one grade in class room.

Regularity and punctuality are considered two cardinal virtues in the education of our students.

Merit credits may be lost in the following ways:

1.  Unexcused tardiness to school--5.  Unexcused tardiness to class--3.

2.  Unexcused absence from school--10 or more.  Note:  merits may be lost, however, for excessive tardiness or absence though excused.

3.  Late excuses--5 or more.

4.  Forgery of an excuse--25 or more.

5.  Cutting--classes, assembly, or Homeroom--10 or more.

6.  Cheating--20 or more.

7.  Carelessness with school books or other property--5 or more.

8.  Rudeness, disorderliness in the halls, leaving school grounds, bad language and other conduct unworthy of a Los Angeles High School student--5 or more.

Stealing, smoking, and fraternity membership have not been listed above as these are suspension offenses and will be dealt with by the Principal's Office.  A pupil guilty of one of these misdemeanors, if permitted to re-enter school, will lose 25 or more merits.


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Los Angeles High School Student Body Organization


This organization shall be known as the Los Angeles High School Student Body Organization.


1.  The purpose of this Constitution shall be to assist student government in the Los Angeles High School; to further Faculty and Student Body co-operation in the maintenance of the laws, by-laws, and rules, which are herein provided and approved by both Faculty and Student Body.


The membership of this Student Body Organization shall be composed of all students enrolled in the Los Angeles High School.


The government of this Student Body Organization shall be vested, through home room representation, in a House of Representatives and the organization and individuals under its authority.


Section 1.  Officers:  The officers of each home room shall be president, a secretary, and a treasurer.  In home rooms composed of both boys and girls, at least one of these officers shall be a boy and one a girl.

Section 2.  Duties of Officers:

Div. 1.  President:  The duties of home room president shall be to represent the home room at all meetings of the House of Representatives, to report to the home room the actions of the House, and to stimulate interest among members of the home room in school government.

Div. 2.  Secretary:  The duties of the secretary shall be to take the place of the president in his absence, both in home room and in House of Representatives, and To do all home room publicity work, and take charge of Blue and White Daily subscriptions.

Div. 3.  Treasurer:  The duties of treasurer shall be to do all finance work as specified by the Student Body Treasurer, and the class.

Section 3.  Election of officers:  Home room officers shall be elected by home room ballot on or before Wednesday of the second week of the semester.   Senior home room elections for President and Secretary shall be held separately, i.e., voting for each office shall immediately follow nomination for each office.


Section 1.  Purpose:  To represent the Student Body as an organization entrusted with power to legislate in matters concerning the entire Student Body or any of its parts.

Section 2.  Membership:  The membership of the House of Representatives shall be composed of all homeroom presidents, homeroom officers as provided for in C, Div. 2, Sec. 9, Art. VI, of this Constitution, all chairmen of committees of the House, President of the Boys' Senior Board, President of the Girls' Senior Board, chairman of the Boys' House and Grounds, head usher, Senior A Class president, Senior B Class president, Blue and White Daily editor, Forensic manager, highest ranking officer of the Military Department, President of Boys' Division, President of Girls' Division, Student Body Manager and Student Body President.

Section 3.  Officers:  The officers of the House of Representatives shall be a chairman, who shall be the Student Body President, a secretary, and a treasurer, who shall be a Faculty member, and a Sergeant-at-Arms.

Section 4.  Duties of Officers:

Division 1.  Student Body President (chairman of House of Representatives):   The duties of the Student Body President shall be to order the calling of, and to preside over meetings of the House of Representatives, suggest legislation, policies, and undertakings for the House, act as chairman of the Executive Committee, keep a "Hand-me-down-book," preside at all general assemblies, and perform the general duties required of such an officer.

Section 5.

Division 1.  Student Body President.  The nomination of the Student Body President shall occur not later than Wednesday of the 19th week of the term and election shall be held in the same week.  He shall be nominated in a general assembly and shall be elected by the student body by home room ballot.  Votes shall be counted in class divisions upon a percentage basis, and the candidate receiving the highest total percentage shall be declared in office.  A candidate not authorized by the office shall not be eligible to election.

Division 2.  Secretary and Sergeant-at-Arms.  Election of Secretary, and Sergeant-at-Arms shall be held at the first meeting of the term of the House of Representatives, called and presided over by the Student Body President.  These officers shall be nominated by the House and shall be elected by the House.  Voting for each office shall immediately follow nominations for each office.

Section 6.  Meetings:  Regular meetings of the House shall be held regularly at least once a month.  The first meeting of the term shall be called by the President, not later than Wednesday of the 3rd week of the term.  Special meetings shall be called by the President upon the approval of the Principal, or by the President, or upon the request of ten per cent of the membership of the House, upon the approval of the Principal.

Section 7.  Power:  The House of Representatives shall have authority over every organization, club, committee, board and individual in the Student Body Organization.

Section 8.  Committees:

Division 1.  General:  All committees, boards, or individuals which the House deems necessary for the carrying out of its work shall be appointed by the Executive Committee.

Division 2.  Standing:  There shall be one standing committee, namely: the Executive Committee.

Section 9:

Division 1.  There shall be an Executive Committee composed of Student Body President, Boys' Division President, Girls' Division President, President of the Boys' Senior Board, and President of the Girls' Senior Board.

Division 2.  The Executive Committee shall meet upon the call of the Student Body President, who shall be chairman of the Executive Committee.  The committee shall be responsible directly to the president.

Division 3.  The duties of the Executive Committee shall be to carry out or supervise the carrying out of the policies of the House of Representatives.

Section 10.

Division 1.  Vice-President.  The duty of the Vice-President shall be to preside over the House of Representatives in the absence of the President and do such general duties as the President shall request of such an officer.

Division 2.  Secretary:  The duties of the Secretary shall be to keep attendance records, activity records and full minutes of the meetings of the House of Representatives; prepare ballots, post notices of elections and meetings and do all publicity work for the House.

Division 3.  Treasurer:  The duties of the Treasurer shall be to report to the House of Representatives at the beginning and the end of the term, or upon request of the president, the condition of the treasury.

Division 4.  Sergeant-at-Arms:  The sergeant-at-Arms shall supervise enforcement of Division 2, Section2,

Article XIII, of this constitution in so far as it applies to the attendance of members of the House of Representatives; shall co-operate with the Secretary in keeping attendance and perform such general duties as the president shall see fit.



Section 1.  Purpose:  The purpose of the Senior Boards shall be to further civic obedience in the school.

Section 2.  Organization:  There shall be a Boys' Senior Board and a Girls' Senior Board.

Section 3.  Members:  (a) Senior Board members with the authorization of the office, shall be elected by their respective classes, ten from the A11 class and five from the Senior B, boys by the boys and girls by the girls, during eighteenth week of the term, at meetings called and presided over by the respective Senior Board chairman.  Members elected from the A11 class shall hold membership for one year, and members elected from the Senior B class shall hold membership for one semester.

(b) Associate Boards:  Hold membership for one semester.  They are selected from the list of members eligible for regular boards.

Section 4. Officers:  The officers of each Senior Board shall be a President, a Vice-President, and a Secretary.  Such other officers as shall be determined necessary by these officers of each board shall be elected by each board.

Section 5.  Duties of Officers

Division 1.  President:  The duties of the President of each board shall be to preside over all respective board meetings and court sessions with the aid of the vice-president assign duties to members, call and preside over the class meetings for the election of their respective new members.

Division 2.  The duties of the vice-president of each Board shall be to assist the president and in case of his inability, to take his place.

Division 3.  Secretary:  The duties of the Secretary of each Board shall be to keep a strict record of attendance of all Board members, to enforce Section 2, Division 2, Article XIII, insofar as it applies to the Senior Board; keep complete minutes of every meeting and court session of the Board with assignments and punishments made and manage the finances of the Board.

Division 4.  Other Officers:  The duties of all other officers of each Board shall be those assigned by the president, vice-president, and secretary.

Section 6.  Election of Officers:

Division 1.  President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Sergeant-at-Arms shall be elected by both old and newly elected members during the 19th week of the term.  

Section 7.  Meetings:  Either two regular meetings or two regular court sessions shall be held upon a regular day at least once a month.   Special meetings or special court session shall be called by President at his discretion or by the President's request of twenty per cent of the board membership, or by request of the Student Body president.

Section 8.  Recall:  Each Senior Board shall have the power to recall any one of its members which it shall see fit.  A recalled member shall not be eligible for re-election.

Section 9.  Duties of Senior Boards:  The Senior Boards shall enforce all the penal code of this Constitution and these laws only.

Section 10.  House and Grounds:

Division 1.  Purpose.  To keep the house and grounds clean and lend assistance to the Senior Boards.

Division 2.  Organization:  There shall be a Boys' House and Grounds Committee and a Girls' House and Grounds Committee, which shall be composed of members whose numbers shall be determined by the sponsor.  The House and Grounds Committee shall be appointed by the Executive Committee from the list of candidates filed with the office.  Any member may be removed from the committee by an order from the Executive Committee.

Division 3.  (a) Officers:  The officers of each House and Grounds Committee shall be the President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer.  In each committee, the chairman shall be a B12 or A12.

(b) The officers shall supervise their respective committees in the carrying out of the purpose.

Division 4.  Power:  The members of the House and Grounds Committee shall have the right to exercise Senior Board power over offenders of designated school rules.   All offenders shall be tried by the Senior Boards, boys in the Boys' Senior Board, and girls in the Girls' Senior Board.  At the discretion of the presiding officer, boys accused by boys or girls accused by girls are tried by the Executive Committee.   The House and Grounds Committee member reporting the offender shall sit in the Senior Board meeting to testify.

Division 5.  The Presidents of both Girls' and Boys' House and Grounds shall become automatically Associate Board members.  The President of the Cafeteria guard becomes automatically a member of the House and Grounds Committee.

Section 11.  Ushers

Division 1.  Purpose.  To usher courteously in the Assembly Hall or wherever they may be needed.

Division 2.  Membership.  Ushers shall be members of the R.O.T.C.

Division 3.  Officers.  Shall consist of commissioned officers of the R.O.T.C. 

(a) The officers shall supervise the organization in the carrying out of its purpose.

(b) The Head Usher (Major R.O.T.C.) upon appointment shall automatically become a member of the Boys' Senior Board.

Division 4.  Power:  The commissioned officers shall have the right to exercise Senior Board power over offenders of assembly rules.  All offenders shall be tried by the Senior Boards, boys by the Boys' Senior Board and girls by the Girls' Senior Board.  Boys accused by the boys and girls accused by the girls are tried by the Executive Committee.  The usher reporting the offender shall sit in the Senior Board meeting to testify.


Section 1.  Name:  The name of this organization shall be the Boys' Division (of the L.A.H.S.S.B.O.).

Section 2.  Purpose:  The purpose of this organization shall be to create a spirit of friendship, honor, and joy in service, and to furnish active interests for all the boys of the Student Body.

Section 3.  Membership:  The membership shall consist of all the boys of the Student Body Organization.

Section 4.  Officers:

Division 1.  The officers shall be a chairman and whoever he may see fit to appoint to work in co-operation with him.

Division 2.  The chairman, who shall be the Boys' Vice President, shall preside at all meetings of the Boys' Division.  He shall see that a variety of interest shall be created, such as philanthropic work, athletics and other forms of Boys' Student activities.

Division 3.  Election.  The chairman shall be nominated with the authorization of the office at an assembly of the Boys' Division, and shall be elected by homeroom ballot.  Nomination and election shall occur not later than Wednesday of the eighteenth week of the term.


Section 1.  Name:  This organization shall be known as the Girls' Division of the Los Angeles High School Student Body Organization.

Section 2.  Purpose:

Division 1.  To promote social relationship and civic consciousness among the girls of the school and to encourage and stimulate in them feelings of friendship and helpful interest concerning each other.

Division 2.  To practice local philanthropy.

Section 3.  Membership:  The membership of the Girls' Division shall consist of all girls in the Student Body.

Section 4.  Organization:

Division 1.  The governing power of this division shall be vested in the Girls' Division president, the Senior Board, and the Committee Chairmen, working with the Girls' Vice-Principal.

(a) Girls' Division President:

1.  Duties of the Girls' Division president are to preside over all girls' assemblies, to work with chairmen of all girls' committees, to be an honorary member of the Girls' Senior Board, Secretary of the Executive Committee, member of the Honesty Committee and, in general, lead the girls' interests.

2.  Election:  Nomination of the Girls' Division president takes place in a girls' assembly not later than Wednesday of the 18th week of the school term.  The following day the election takes place by homeroom ballot.

(b) Girls' Senior Board (see Senior Board).

(c) Chairman of Girls' Committee.

1.  Officers:  The Girls' division president, Girls' Senior Board President and Secretary.

2.  Duties of officers:  The Girls' Division president shall call all meetings of the Girls' Student Body and Committee Chairmen Groups, post all notices of these meetings the day before and on the day such meetings are to be held; and to preside at all meetings.

The Girls' Senior Board President shall exercise the duties of the Girls' Division President in her absence.

The duties of the Secretary shall be to keep minutes of all meetings called by the President.

3.  Appointment of the Committee Chairman:  The requirements for eligibility to be a Committee Chairman is the same as that of the Senior A, Senior B, or Associate Board.  The appointment of these Chairmen is made with the combined opinions of the Girls' Senior Board, the Committee Chairmen, the incoming and outgoing Presidents of the Girls' Division, working with the Girls' Vice-Principal.


Section 1.  Finances:  The finances of the Student Body shall be handled only through the Student Body office under the direct responsibility of the school treasurer.  Any collections taken outside of the Business office must be supported by receipts, tickets, or some other approved form of record.  These receipt forms are obtained from the Business Office.

Division 1.  All purchases to be paid for by the Los Angeles High School shall be made by purchase orders issued by the treasurer of the Student Body organization.  All Student Body expenditures shall be made upon the authorization of the Student House of Representatives with the approval of the Principal.

Division 2.  No checks are to be cashed by the Student Body Office unless they are vouched for or written by a Faculty member.

Division 3.  No C.O.D. bills are to be recognized by the Student Body Office.

Section 2.  Student Managers:  Student Body managers having financial responsibilities shall be the Book Store Manager and his three assistants, the Ticket Office Manager and his two assistants, the Cafeteria Manager and his various assistants, the Semi-Annual Business Manager, the Blue and White Daily Business Manager, and the treasurers of the various authorized clubs and senior classes.

Section 3.  All financial records must be turned in and kept in the Business Office for the purpose of record and the approval of the auditors.

Division 2.  These vouchers are to be kept for at least one term, or until accounts are audited.

Section 5.  Appointment:

Division 1.  All managers shall be appointed by the faculty sponsor of tickets with the approval of the faculty sponsor of tickets with the approval of the treasurer.


Section 1.  Point System or activity limitation system:  There shall be a student activity limitation system in the By-Laws of this Constitution which shall apply to such officers and members of such clubs, Boards, committees, organizations, and activities, the House of Representatives shall deem feasible.  The express purpose of said activity limitation system shall be to prevent any one student from holding so many offices or memberships that he (or she) will not be able to fulfill the obligations connected therewith to the best interests of the Student Body or himself (herself).

The purpose of this Point System is three-fold:

(1) To protect the health and scholarship of individual pupils by preventing them from undertaking too much work outside of their studies.

(2) To preserve efficiency of the organizations by assuring them workers with time and interest.

(3) To spread opportunity for civic and administrative experience.

Supervision of the Point System comes from the office of the Girls' Vice-Principal, with the work immediately in charge of a teacher chairman, who has as clerical helpers the Girls' Division President and the Girls' Senior Board President.

The Point System Chairman has full power to enforce the rules of the Point System.   Exceptions to the rules come only from the office.


1.  Any pupil of the Los Angeles High School with a sufficient number of recommended high school credits, and with no failures on the card for the previous term, may carry 15 points.

A12 .................... 85
B12 .................... 70
A11 .................... 50
B11 .................... 35
A10 .................... 20

2.  All other pupils with no uncancelled Failures or Incompletes may carry 9 points.

3.  Any pupils with an uncancelled Incomplete or Failure may carry 4 points.

4.  More than one Incomplete or Failure--Exclude.

In addition to any ruling by points no student holding any of the offices listed below may hold at the same time any other office counting as high as 6 points.

  1.  Student Body President
  2.  Girls' Division President
  3.  Boys' Division President
  4.  Girls' Senior Board President
  5.  Boys' Senior Board President
  6.  R. O. T. C. Major
  7.  Periclean Officers
  8.  Star and Crescent Officers
  9.  Senior A and B Officers
10.  Captains of Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Track
11.  Editor and Manager of Blue and White Daily
12.  Editors and Managers of the Semi-Annual.  (Carrying six or more points).

Candidates for all school offices must have their eligibility blank signed by the Point System Chairman before running for their respective offices.  Failure to do this shall make the student automatically ineligible to said office.


Eligibility shall be passed on by:

I.     The Point System Chairman

(Five Executive officers receive 10 points)
(Scholarship and citizenship shall be the same for the Senior Boards)

II.    The Senior Board


A. Candidates shall appear before the Board in person and present qualifications of service and fitness for office.
B. Any objection barring candidates shall be submitted to Executive Committee in writing giving specific reasons         for disapproval.
C. Eligibility shall be determined at meeting next following the review of candidates.
D. Candidates for offices passed on may be present at Senior Board meetings when eligibility of any candidate is         discussed.

The Executive Committee of the current term.

A. Procedure as in II with final student jurisdiction by Executive Committee.
B. Executive Committee passes report of eligibility to the Principal's office.

There must be at least two candidates for all offices.


I.    Eligibility shall be passed on by Point System Chairman.
           A. Regular Board membership counts six points if at time of running and at end of any subsequent five weeks pupil fails to have all recommended grades.
           B. Associate membership counts four points.
           C. Grades for present semester shall be taken from report card for first ten weeks.
           D. Board candidates or members whose current grades are all Recommended do not have points counted.

II.    Merit Record

           A. Average of Recommended grades in senior high school.
           B. Recommended grades for current term.

III.   Must have signed approval of gymnasium teacher for current term.

IV.   Eligibility passed on by students' Boards.
           A. The Senior Board :
                   1. The executive officers sit in on Board approval of candidates.
                   2. The Senior Board turns in only the names of candidates to the Executive Committee for its approval, as the Committee has already seen candidates when they were passed on by the Board.
                   3. Candidates for offices passed on may not be present at Senior Board meetings when eligibility of any of said candidates is discussed.
           B. The Executive Committee for the current term.
                   1. The Executive Committee sits in on Board review of candidates and only names of candidates are presented in Executive meetings.
                   2. Executive Committee then passes report of eligibility to Principal's office.


At the end of the 10th week of a term any pupil receiving a Failure or Incomplete must resign every position in excess of four points; a pupil receiving more than one Failure or Incomplete must resign every position.

A student holding any school office who has been found guilty of cheating shall automatically resign office.

In estimating grades for eligibility, this is the general policy.   Since L. A. is essentially a college preparatory school, a student holding important offices should have the scholarship standing which, for his class rank at the time, makes him eligible for college entrance.


Regular Board people need to keep two periods free for assignment--Lunch period, plus one other period, to be determined by best service to the school.

Associates are asked to work one period only, such as personnel office, etc., requires.


Whenever possible, A12 students should be candidates for the highest offices in each organization.

No pupil may be an officer in more than one club, or belong to more than two clubs, at the same time.

No pupil may join more than one club of limited membership.  These clubs are Brush and Quill, Forum, Palladian, Pananthropian, and Philomathian, with such others as may from time to time be added.

No pupil may hold an office of the same kind for two semesters in succession whether in the same class or organization or a different one.  Example:   No pupil may be President of his classroom for two semesters in succession.   This shall not affect membership, of course, in clubs, Senior Board, etc.  It is an office we have in mind

No member of the Senior Board, both Regular and Associate, may be a Homeroom Officer.

Obviously, regardless of points, a student may not run for two offices whose duties conflict in time.


Senior Board members, if they have all Recommended grades, may take 15 points in addition to their Board membership points.

With Military Points, the Point System will be adhered to except in case of students with all Recommended grades.  With them the point system shall not be construed so as to prevent them from holding at least one other office.



President of Student Body ............................................... 10
President of Boys' Division .............................................. 10
President of Girls' Division ............................................... 10
President of Boys' Senior Board ...................................... 10
President of Girls' Senior Board ....................................... 10
Member of Senior Board .................................................... 6
Member of Boys' Associate Senior Board ...................... 4
Member of Girls' Cabinet .................................................... 6
House of Representatives, Officers .................................. 2
Star and Crescent President ............................................... 9
Star and Crescent other officers ........................................ 6
Periclean President ............................................................. 10
Periclean, other officers ....................................................... 6
President of Homeroom ....................................................... 6
Other officers of homeroom ................................................ 6


Major ..................................................................................... 10
Captain .................................................................................... 5


President ............................................................................... 10
Treasurer ............................................................................... 10
Vice-President and Secretary ............................................... 6


Student Body Manager .................................................... 10
       First Assistant .............................................................. 8
       Second and Third Assistants .................................... 6
Book Store Manager ......................................................... 10
       First Assistant .............................................................. 8
       Second and Third Assistants .................................... 6
Cafeteria Manager ............................................................... 8
       First Assistant .............................................................. 6
       Second Assistant ........................................................ 4



Editor .................................................................................. 9
Manager ............................................................................ 9
Staff ................................................................................... 6


Editor-in-Chief .............................................................. 8
       Assistant Editor-in-Chief ..................................... 8
Business Manager ..................................................... 10
Photo Managers .......................................................... 8
       Assistant Photo Managers ................................. 6
Organization Editor ..................................................... 8
Literary Editor .............................................................. 8
       Assistant Literary Editor .................................... 6
Senior A Editor ........................................................... 8
       Assistant Senior Editors .................................... 4

Art Editor ..................................................................... 6
       Assistant Art Editors ......................................... 4
Subscription Manager ............................................... 6
Humor Editor .............................................................. 4
       Assistant Humor Editor ..................................... 2
Mechanical Manager ................................................ 4
Military Editor ............................................................ 4
Sport Editor ................................................................ 4
G. A. A. Editor ............................................................ 2


Nuntius and El Romano

Editor and Manager ................................................. 5
Staff ............................................................................ 3



President Big L. A. .................................................. 4
Other officers ........................................................... 2
President Gym Club ................................................ 4
Other officers ........................................................... 2
Captain and Manager Team A                                  
       Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track ............ 8
Assistant Manager Team A ................................. 5
Team men, Class A ................................................ 4
Captain and Manager                                               
       Golf, Swimming, Water Polo .......................... 6
Class B and C Captains ........................................ 4
Class B and C Team men ...................................... 3
Yell Leaders ............................................................ 5


President G. A. A. ................................................ 10
L. A. Letter Society .............................................. 10
Heads of Sports ...................................................... 6


President ................................................................. 6
Vice-President ........................................................ 4
Other Officers ......................................................... 3
Members ................................................................. 2
Inter-Class Debators ............................................. 2
Member of Standing Committees ........................ 2

Section 2.  Recall and Deposition:

Division 1.  Recall (a) Any member of this Student Body holding an elective office, or an elective membership, with the exception of the Boys' Division and Girls' Division officers, may be recalled by a majority vote of the Student Body at an election called upon the petition of fifteen percent of the members of each grade of the Student Body.

(b) Any official or member who is subject to a recall election shall have opportunity to address the members of the Student Body in assembly or in the official school paper, in his own defense, before such election is held.

(c) In the recall election, the official or member who is subject to the recall shall compete for the office or membership against the new candidates.

(d) Boys' Division and Girls' Division recalls shall be subject to the rules of this Division, with the exception that the petition and vote shall be made by and the defense delivered to, the respective Boys' Division and Girls' Division memberships.

(e) All petitions of recall shall be filed with the secretary of the House of Representatives.  The House shall supervise the election.

Division 2.  Deposition.  Any home room president or vice-president of the House of Representatives or any member of the Senior Boards, upon two absences at regular meetings or regular court sessions, unless in case of illness, shall automatically be dropped from office and new members shall immediately be elected.

Section 4.  Faculty Supervision:  In addition to the ex-officio Faculty members appointed by the principal to the House of Representatives, the principal shall appoint a Faculty Supervisor to serve with any organization he shall see fit.

Section 5.  Since the principal is directly responsible to the superintendent and the Board of Education for the welfare of the school it is expressly understood that all Student Powers herein set forth, are delegated by the principal and may be revoked by him at any time.

Section 6.  Amendments:  This Constitution may be amended by two-thirds majority vote of the House of Representatives upon approval of the Principal at any time.  The proposed amendment shall be published in full in the school paper or in pamphlet form, to the Student Body at least one week preceding the time for voting upon the said amendment.

Section 7.  This Constitution shall go into effect immediately upon two-thirds majority vote of the House and ratification by the Principal.

Note:  In every problem involving student activities, final jurisdiction rests with the Faculty.