Raymond Pearson “Ray”
From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Raymond Pearson wrote a review of the movie “The Ape” for the student newspaper.
From the November 8, 1940 Mar=Ken Journal:
YOU AND I: Fifth and Sixth Grades: Billie Lee Simmons and Raymond Pearson are the game committee for the Halloween party.
From the November 20, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
THANKSGIVING VACATION: Raymond Pearson is going out to the Valley to test his model plane.
From the January 10, 1941 Mar-Ken Journal:
YOU AND I: Raymond Pearson moved to Santa Monica.
From the 1941 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High Yearbook:
In the Character Building Plan for the fourth/fifth grade classroom, Raymond Pearson was elected Judge of the Court by his classmates. He wrote a piece on Patrick Henry for the Yearbook. Ray made musical bottles for the school’s Rhythm Band.
From the 1942 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High School Yearbook:
•Seventh grade Class Predictions: Raymond Pearson must be a strong man.
•Class Ambitions: Raymond … no one knows… or ever will.
•At Open House Ray displayed his telegraph and gave demonstrations.
From the September 28, 1942 and the October 13, 1942 Mar-Ken Journals:
Raymond Pearson is the Circulation Manager for Junior High Section of these issues of the Mar-Ken Journal. Ray wrote an article about what to do in case of a gas attack in the October 13th issue.
From the 1943 Mar-Ken Primary and Junior High Annual:
•Nicknames: Raymond – “Hound”
•Predictions 21 years from now: Raymond Pearson will be a wrestler.
•What would happen if – Raymond would become an actor?
•Raymond Pearson served as the 5th and 6th Grade Journalism Editor, and participated in the Journalism Typing and Printers Committees. He also co-authored an article on the “Geography” course at Mar-Ken and one on the “Junior Red Cross Activities” for the Annual.
•Last Will & Testament of Junior High: Raymond Pearson leaves his 140 pounds of muscle to Mala Powers.
•Raymond Pearson wrote:
Some of the jokes in this annual are funny
If something is funny you laugh
To laugh is to be happy,
To be happy is to live long,
Therefore he who laughs, lasts.
A man who acts in the theater is an actor
Most actors are hams,
Ham is rationed
Therefore an actor is priceless.
Some of the Junior High boys think they are comedians
Being a comedian is funny business
Funny business usually means something is fishy
Fish have quite an odor
Therefore, the Junior High comedians – – – – –
From the 1944 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, Transvia, “Freshman Biographies”:
RAYMOND PEARSON took time from his duties as class treasurer to originate a soft drink. He and his talent were born in Denver, Colorado.
From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Junior Biographies”:
Ray Pearson – President
Born – December 15, 1928. Denver, Col.
Greatest talent – hitting parked cars
Favorite saying – I like you, your silly
Principal occupation – doing nothing
Chief characteristic – explaining geometry
Favorite food – fudge Sunday
Destiny – press photographer
From the 1946 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, “Senior Biographies”:
Title: Ray Pearson, Class Treasurer
Copyright: Denver, Colorado
Introduction: The most independent person in the school.
Forward: The coming world will find Ray as the top photographer.
Illustrations: Playing badminton. Eating fried chicken, and pie a la mode. The color red.
Glossary: “I love Everybody”.
Can you imagine: Ray not collecting money?