Johnston, William “Bill” “Johnny”

Senior Class Treasurer, William Johnston 1941
Senior Class Treasurer, William Johnston 1941

William Johnston “Bill” / “Johnny”

From the October 13, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Bill Johnston was an assistant to the Editor of this Mar-Ken Journal.

From the November 24, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
Bill Johnston wrote “The Kick-Off” column about the pending U.S.C. vs. U.C.L.A. football game at the Coliseum on Thanksgiving Day

From the December 16, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Bill Johnston wrote an article: “100-Lap Midget Auto Race Set for Christmas Day!”
•WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR CHRISTMAS – San Diego
WHAT THEY WANT FROM SANTA CLAUS – Candid camera

From the Mar-Ken 1940 Yearbook, as a Junior: 
WILLIAM JOHNSTON – – or just plain Bill, is a native of Los Angeles, and he was born on August 9th. He likes to read dog stories and enjoys bowling. Bill collects stamps and his favorite color is blue. “Honey Suckle Rose” is his favorite song. We hear the Bill, who wants to become an architect, likes the name “Marmoset”.

From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
SNOOPER: Reflections in the Night – – Nice to see that last years graduates return occasionally to Mar-Ken. The place seems a little strange minus Barbara Kent, King Deats and others. Well I won’t feel too blue, we still have Mary Alice Dill, Bill Johnson and many others.

From the October 11, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•WHO’S WHO: Bill Johnston – – considered almost a charter member, Bill Johnston has been attending Mar-Ken about 3 years, and is Senior Treasurer. Called Johnny by his friends, Mr. Johnston is over 6 feet tall and has dark hair and blue eyes and is known for his terrific tan. Bill enjoys bowling and eating and spends his leisure time doing a great deal of both.
•Seniors – Class Officers Elected: Bill Johnston is Treasurer of the Graduating Class [for the year 1941].
•”FASHION: Bright Colors Predominate.” You can hear Bill Johnston coming with those rather-on-the-side-of-loudness sox!

From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
SNOOPER: Badminton games are again THE thing with Mar-Kenites and many students of the Senior class may be found at Jean Gordon’s. Seen at Gordon adobe Monday evening were Ray Dixon, Bill and Jeanne Johnston, June Carlson and the Mauchs.

From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•HALLOWEEN PARTY: … The evening was highlighted by a dramatic play entitled “J.W. Rides Again” or “Empty Saddles.” The case included the Mauchs, Jack Moran, and Bill Johnston. The melodrama practically brought down the house!!!
•SNOOPER: Such Mar-Ken luminaries as Mary Alice Dill, Bill Johnston, June Carlson, the Machs, and Diana Patterson were seen chasing one very small turkey for the senior Halloween party – – your reporter hears tell fun was had by all but the turkey.
•TYPICAL QUIPS: Bill Johnston – – “What’s the deal?”

From the November 20, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•SNOOPER: Steppin’ out in plenty high society were Jean and Bill Johnston at the premier of “The Dictator.”
•THANKSGIVING PLANS: Bill Johnston – Just screaming along with pistons flying.

From the Mar-Ken 1941 Yearbook, as a Senior:
William Johnston. One of the most familiar figures around school is this about-to-be architect. A positive whiz at bowling and eating, our treasurer will enter Stanford in the Fall. As a hobby he collects stamps and for whiling away the hours says that there is nothing like jitterbugging.

From the November 1941 issue of the Mar-Ken Journal (student newspaper):
Bill Johnston – Considered almost a charter member, Bill Johnston has been attending Mar-Ken about 3 years, and is Senior Treasurer. Called Johnny by his friends, Mr. Johnston is over 6 feet tall and has dark hair and blue eyes and is known for his terrific tan. Bill enjoys bowling and acting and spends his leisure time doing a great deal of both.