Deats, Kingston “King”

Kingston Deats 1940
Kingston Deats 1940

Kingston Deats “King”

From the September 30, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
SURPRISE PARTY: Last Saturday night a surprise party was given for Bill White. It was His-?-Birthday.  Those attending included Kingston Detz, Mary Davis, Florence Pepper, Charlene Bernard, Rosita Butler, Kent Bessire, Joan Laurie, and a host of others. A grand time was had by all. And we wish Bill many more happy Birthdays.

From the October 13, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
THINGS WE COULDN’T DO WITHOUT: Kingston Detz – He’s mighty lonesome.

From the December 16, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
Whoops, shouts, and laughter mingled with the loud, hoarse cries of the barker greeted the students of our school indicating that the Carnival Game booths, food booths, and fun concessions met the eye on all sides. Here was Buddy McCallister, barking for the “Kiss Booth” – – the kisses being Betty Hainey and June Ross. Hal Belter “barked” for the Carnival attracting visitors to Florence Halop’s “Raffle Surprise,” Kingston Deat’s “Raffle of a Xmas Tree,” Harvey Dack’s “Wheel of Fortune,” and Ray Sperry’s “Darts and Balloons.” Marilyn Gates watched the finances, while the other girls and boys helped with the food booths and such. Throwing-of-Rings formed another popular booth.
The students of the 11th Grade worked hard to make their affair a success, and according to attendance and cooperation, it was!

•WHAT THEY ARE DOING FOR CHRISTMAS – Hasn’t thought about it.
WHAT THEY WANT FROM SANTA CLAUS– “Ten Lessons: How to be a Salesman”

From the Mar-Ken 1940 Yearbook, as a Senior:
A native son of Los Angeles is our class treasurer, Kingston Deats. His main interest is good music and ice skating, but English Literature does not agree with him. He was greatly enamoured by the book, “Gone With The Wind” and his future ambition is to become an outstanding Orchestration arranger.

Kingston Deats was the Salutatorian, and received the Twelfth Grade Award for All-Around Achievement, 1940.

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.