This semester the Polytechnic Cafeteria, under the supervision of
Miss Dills and Mr. Carniglia, exceeded all previous records and
expectations. The Cafeteria is based on a co-operative plan, under
the supervision of the Household Arts Department. The girls who
serve the foodstuffs have been trained in the Foods and Cookery
Departments. There are twenty-five student assistants, whose
scholarship and efficiency qualify them for these various positions.
There are also three salaried employees, namely, Miss Hansen, Mrs.
Gupbill, and Mrs. Cowan. The work thus distributed results in
co-operation by the student workers, and also affords them an
opportunity of securing practical business knowledge. The plan of
operation is based on the principle of supplying the students a
well-balanced luncheon at cost and in attractive surroundings.
Presiding over the soup, meat and
vegetables are four young maidens whose efficiency and diplomacy in
proportioning the allotments endear them to many a hungry soul. At
the cash register we have Toso and Levy, whose consistent ‘punch’ is
something to marvel at. As cashiers we have Goldsand, Geldert and
Heinicke. The rapidity in which the change is made prohibits a
congestion at this corner. In ‘Moose’ Fawke and Coultrin we have two
bashful, blushing young men who are consistently ‘digging in’ the
ice-cream at the requests of the fair sex of the school.
We have, or ought to have,
individually a keen interest in the progress of the Cafeteria.
Therefore, your patronage is solicited so that it can continue to
prosper and maintain its already established high standards and
THE BOOK EXCHANGE
An organization originated solely for the financial benefit of
Polytechnic’s students, such is the Book Exchange. It owes its
existence to the zealous efforts of Miss Stark. Hers was the hand
that developed it into its present state of efficiency. During the
first week of the term this organization handled over three hundred
dollars in cash. Due to the negligence of some students in calling
for money owing them, the Book Exchange was able to present the
Student Body with seventeen W.S.S. The preceding fall term Polyites
were even more careless and fifteen dollars was donated to the Red
Cross, as well as seventeen dollars to the Student Body.
THE RADIO CLUB
radio club was organized in September 1919 by Mr. Tinsley. . . The
chief aim of this club is to bring the amateurs together and teach
them the fundamental knowledge and theory of wireless telegraphy.
The radio club has many ideas. . . They have already applied for
permission to erect an aerial over the shop buildings which is to be
larger and totally separate from the present one. Parts of their set
are already in the process of manufacture. The receiving set will be
an excellent one, while the sending set will be limited to 1/2 KW
due to Government regulations.
The boys are divided into
two groups, student and full members, the former having a receiving
set and the latter having a set also but only able to receive at
least five words a minute. . . Meetings every Friday evening. . .
the Hams indulge in code practice. Membership is limited to persons
connected with Polytechnic, Alumni included.
“Gee, wasn’t that some barbecue?” was heard echoing throughout the
school the day after the “Senior time” at Mayor [James] Rolph’s
ranch. Were we the guests of the Mayor? Well, we’ll say we were, for
it was the Mayor himself who did most of the entertaining, not being
merely the chief chef. Mrs. Rolph was there, too, and certainly saw
that nothing was wanting.
the question is, “How did we get there?” Well, to begin with, it
began at 9 o’clock in front of the school. It was here that
twenty-five machines awaited the signal to make a dash for the
ranch, which is located about fourteen miles out of Palo Alto. To be
sure, there was a big surprise for us, for the Mayor was there with
his big broad smile to greet everyone upon arriving.
“Me for the swimming tank,” cried Buck
Filiberti, and it was not long before almost all were paddling
around and enjoying themselves, although it seemed about 42 degrees
below zero. Time was going fast and everyone was getting more or
less hungry, so mess was sounded. Down in a little canyon, where
plenty of spring water dripped down the banks, the barbecue was in
operation. The Mayor, with two cooks, prepared broiled steaks which
were done to ‘a queen’s taste’. During the day many things were
enjoyed: a baseball game, horseback riding, dancing, rowing, milking
cows and many wonderful doings. So the Senior class wishes to thank
Mr. and Mrs. Rolph for the splendid outing given them at their
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