From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
James West is the Comics staffer in this issue of Mar-Ken Journal – “Grades” [school] insert. He is also a reporter for the article “You and I – From Primary to Junior High”.
From the October 11, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•James West is the cartoonist in this issue of the school newspaper.
•James is one of the reporters for the “You and I, From Primary to Junior High” column in the school newspaper.
From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•James West is the Comic Editor for this issue of the student newspaper.
•YOU AND I: James West gave a party last Friday and everyone had fun. We got there about 7:00 and left around 11:00. We had records, refreshments, candy and games. Everyone was in costume. Thanks to Mrs. West and James. All had a good time.
•Seventh grader, James West, reviewed the movie “City for Conquest.”
From the 1940 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High Yearbook:
James wrote an entry in the 1940 Yearbook about a trip to the Kellogg Ranch in Pomona.
From the January 10, 1941 Mar-Ken Journal:
YOU AND I: James West went home to Redwood City [for the holidays].
From the 1941 Mar-Ken Primary & Junior High Yearbook:
James served as District Attorney before the Student District Court. He did the Comic Strip for the Mar-Ken Journal, and served as the Official Stenciler for the Yearbook. He created the sound effects for the Mar-Ken Rhythm Band. James also co-authored an article on Communication for the Yearbook.