From the September 28, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
NEW ADDITIONS TO MAR-KEN: Second Grade: Arthur Bateson, Hollywood, Calif.
From the October 13, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
•WHAT’S COOKIN’ – First and Second Grades: Arthur Bateson, 7 and in the second grade, is an actor. He has worked in radio shows.
•WHAT’S COOKING IN THE PRIMARY CLASS: Arthur Batison – saw Keep ’em Flying, and liked it.
From the 1943 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High School Annual:
Arthur Bateson wrote the following for the Annual First/Second Grade section:
What I Can Be.
When I am a man, a man,
I believe I will be the president,
If I can,
Now don’t you laugh, for I can.
But I think I will be a painter until I am.
I went to a circus
I bought a red balloon,
But before I got home,
It popped with a loud boom.
Color – Yellow
Movie – Yankee Doodle Dandy
At school – Arithmetic
Flower – Pansy
Guess what I am. – I have two pointed ears. I have a stubby tail. I wiggle my ears . . . I eat carrots.
A Pony Ride.
Our room went down one day on Riverside Drive. We had a pony ride. We went in a big automobile. Mrs. Bessire drove the car. I rode a pony named Whitie. Can you guess what color it was? I had two rides. Each ride cost ten cents. It cost twenty cents but it was fun.