From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Sophomore Biographies”:
Bill Bettes is a newcomer at Mar-Ken, he previously attended John Marshall High. Bill’s hobby is working on his car and his favorite service is the air corps.
Sophomore Nicknames: Sleepyhead
Sophomore Predictions: Bill will be keeping Jimmie Harrison company.
Bill was a member of Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1945.
From the 1946 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Senior Biographies”:
Title: Bill Bettes
Copyright: Hollywood, Calif.
Introduction: Even when he is working with one of those terrific hop ups Bill has a wonderful sense of humor.
Forward: Some day hopes to be tops in the racing and flying world.
Illustrations: Working on his cars. Eating meat.
Glossary: “I’ll terroieze you”
Can you imagine Bill not monkeying around his car?