Outten, Roderick “Rod”

Roderick "Rod" Outten 1943
Roderick “Rod” Outten 1943

Roderick Outten “Rod”


Rod Outten was Senior Class President for the 1943 Fall Quarter.

See photo from Mar-Ken Reunion, 1993.

From the 1942 Mar-Ken Yearbook as a Junior:
Rod Outten was born in Boston, Mass. on September 25th. His ambition is to be a financial success and his pastime is that of a financier – – – – horseback riding. He is constantly murmuring, “murder”!! His favorite song is “How About You?” and his favorite class is Music Appreciation.

From the September 28, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
Rod Outten was elected Senior Class President.

From the October 13, 1942 Mar-Ken Journal:
•The “Victory” Golf tournament got under way last Friday afternoon with a terrific bang, when Rod Outten, president of the Seniors teed off with a very tricky ball presented ceremoniously by Miss Marcou, Junior Class sponsor. The ball promptly exploded when hit, to Rod’s consternation and joy of the audience… Rod Otten…shot a very good 62.
•The first annual party sponsored by the seniors as expected was a huge success. With “professional entertainment” holding the spotlight, highlighted by the piano playing of Buddy Pepper and the sensational dancing team of Rod Outten and Marty Spellman and rounded off by delicious food; one of those never a dull moments evenings was had by one and all…

From the 1943 Mar-Ken Yearbook, Senior Crossword Puzzle:
He’s the dark-haired member of the “terrible twins,” and you can spot him by his walk.