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James "Slick" Stocks won 11 letters, an all-time high, in football, basketball, track, baseball, tennis and golf from 1926-29, Was a member of state conference championship team in all six sports. Later attended USC where he continued all-around athletic excellence. Later he became an education administrator.



Mary A. Hawkins

Mack robinson at the 1936 Olympics. Mack is wearing his PJC track shoes, he was not issued a complete uniform


Co-Capt. Mack Robinson, Olympic sprint star led '37 team to State Championships at Fresno. Robinson broke the mark in broad jump by almost a foot, when he sailed 25' 5". Robinson also set a new national record in the 880 relay. As a representative on the US olympic team at Berlin in the summer of 1936, Mack acquitted himself well and proved himself another of the great stars which Pasadena Junior College has turned out in the course of her athletic past.

1937 Campus


Top row: F. James, F. Anderson, N. Moreland, M. Wright. First row: J. Ruffin, J. Gordon, J. Duncan.
After a hectic and hotly contested basketball tournament, a slightly battered Armulite team found itself in the championship bracket. Probably the strongest teams ever entered in an Intramural event were present in this tournament. The semifinals found the El Monte Blues, Zamas, M. 0. S., D. S. R., Armulites, and Sequoias all fighting for the crown. The M. 0. S. defeated the Zamas in a fiercely contested match, which saw the elimination of the only team of the season that defeated the champions. D. S. R. was beaten by the Sequoias in one of the fastest and roughest games this season. As the finals drew near, there were only three teams left to play for the crown, the Blues, Armulites, and Sequoias.
Jack Gordon
The Blues were downed. by Sequoia after a bitter battle, and this found them facing the Armulites for the championshIp. The return of Jackie Robinson to the Armulite lineup boosted their strength considerably. The end of the game saw the Armulites winners by a lopsided score. This is the first year the Armulites have entered into active participation in intramural, and it seems as if they are destined to be outstanding in future years. Led by Marvin Wright, the Armulites were easily the outstanding athletic club of the school. They led the football race until ruled out, won the basketball trophy and then came back to win the baseball title in a championship game with the Zamas. To these two victors in intra-mural sports was added a second place in track.

1937 Campus


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