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Class of 1959

 Allen Campbell
Cliff Kennish
Jack M. Miller
Jack M. Talsky

Ray Wyatt
Richard Charlton
Richard W. "Rick" Gonser
Sandy Scott-Jones
Stephen G. Headley
Gene Wheatley
Linda Barnhart
Russell Hendrickson
Russ Lazar
Terry Riley
Ron Walters
Jim Phillips
Elizabeth Young

 


Jack M. Talsky
E-mail
address: j.talsky@comcast.net
Occupation(s): Architect

Message to Classmates: You all have a special place in my heart and memories. Thank you for being part of such a great time in my life.

School Activities: Not a whole heck of a lot I guess......Track for 3 years...Cosmopolitan Club, attended school every day. Slept a lot in most of my classes. Missed a couple of boats somewhere along the way.

Life Update: Let's see....I went to Long Beach CC first after graduating. Then rushed headlong into USC's School of Architecture, amazed to get accepted. Had to promise the school and my parents I would not ever run again to get in the school. The first day of registration a kid from Pius X was behind me bragging about his 9.9 100 in high school. We ended up neighbors in the dorm and both in school of architecture. He went out for freshman track and I started working out to just stay healthy. One day Coach Jesse Mortenson (10 straight NCAA titles) saw me jogging and said "Hey Kid, come over and run a 220 with these guys." So I did and I beat two guys who had been State champs in '59. So the coach said again, "Run another one." And I beat them both again. They were legendary runners and also NCAA champs and All Americans that year. That is how I made the USC Track Team. I never beat them again. Because of my working out I ended up in trouble in the school of architecture. I made it the first year ok, but the second year I decided to earn a spot on the mile relay. USC at that time had the fastest mile relay in the world. I devoted myself to working out that fall and ended up with some pretty solid F's in school...At the end of the season in May I was told I could drop with W's but never come back to the school of architecture. I switched to history and graduated in 1964 a 3 year varsity letterman and with a lifetime pass to all USC athletic events.

When Jack Jakubik was growing up fixing helicopters in France when Kennedy was shot, I was on my way to my French class that morning still a child in many respects.

I married my present wife in July of '64, and worked one year in an effort to get myself back into the School of Architecture. I had now realized that I had some talent and interest in this field. I was required by the school to pass a kind of SAT for architecture and I scored extremely high. They readmitted me and I graduated again in 1969. On that day, if you can picture it, my two sons were about 3 feet high or less and were there to watch me get my degree. As I walked up to the podium, my oldest, David, was peaking over a fence with his little brother Jeff next to him, and said, "Hi Daddy". It was really beautiful and still is right this minute.

I became licensed in 1972, and worked in the field until 1975 when my father died and I became president of his trucking company. This is where I may have earned my stripes in life....baptism by fire...in the fires of hell, I must say. I went to the trucking company for one or two days and stayed there for 18 years until May of 1993. I won every fight I had with the Teamsters....and at the same time had the respect and friendship as much as is possible with my employees.

I finally had grown up.

Closing the trucking company gave me enough money to educate myself about computers and Computerized design and drafting. I now teach AutoCAD once in awhile and I am currently working as a consultant at the Los Angeles World Airports....LAX. Eventually I will be doing a lot of 3d architectural walk-through type stuff, but for now I am redrawing all the terminals at the airport..I have a crew.

Along the way I learned to draw and spent a few years being an artist. Mostly pencil.

When I was 50 I managed to run pretty well again and was ranked number 10 at the end of the season in the 400 meters and 20 in the 100 and 21 in the 200 in the U.S. of A. I was number 2 in all three in California. I am hoping to get back to it this year after 10 years of lousy happenings.

That is about it, except you all who knew me as quiet and shy......you can see here that I like to talk, and I am not shy anymore.....I still do not dance except if drunk or forced to by a pretty woman.

Hobbies/Fun: I still count running as a hobby, computer graphics as it relates to architecture, talking to people, drawing....

Car - Millikan Days: No car....my parents had a 57 Plymouth Savoy. I took Marty Greenberg onto Studebaker Road one night about a week after my dad brought it home. I got it up to 100 and about at the rec building in the park...at Wardlow Road I think, a guy was pulling onto Studebaker...I hit the brakes as hard as I could and we screamed by that guy at 60 miles per hour......Marty vowed to never ride with me again. I usually hitched a ride with Tom Leedom in the 10th grade, before he transferred to Lakewood, and later in the 12th I got a ride sometimes with Brian Chad. Tom used to charge us 50 cents a week for gas.
Posted 9/20/00


STEPHEN G. HEADLEY
E-mail address:
Estevehead@hseco.com

Occupation(s): BUSINESS OWNER - HARBOR SHIP ELECTRIC CO., WILMINGTON

Web Sites:
www.hseco.com

Message to Classmates:
I HOPE THE LAST 40 YEARS HAVE BEEN GOOD TO YOU AND YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR "GOLDEN" YEARS!!

School Activities: CHASING GIRLS AND CRUSING THE BLVD.

Life Update
: PRESENTLY LIVING IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA., MARRIED TO JORDANITE TALLENE CAMPBELL FOR THIRTY YEARS, ONE SON JASON, 29 AND ONE DAUGHTER DEBORAH FROM PREVIOUS MARRIAGE TO JUDI HARDEN, MILLIKAN CLASS OF 1958. WE OWN AND OPERATE A SMALL ELECTRICAL WHOLESALE BUSINESS IN WILMINGTON SERVING THE PORTS OF LONG BEACH AND LOS ANGELES SINCE 1979.
WE ENJOY BOWLING, (at least Tallene does) TRAVELING, ACTIVITIES WITH OUR CHURCH (CALVARY CHAPEL, COSTA MESA) AND VISITING WITH OUR GRANDKIDS IN SEATTLE.

Hobbies/Fun: MY HOBBIE IS COLLECTING CUSTOM MADE KNIFES, BOATING AND MOTOR CYCLING. TALLENE ENJOYS SHOPPING, BOWLING, SHOPPING, TRAVELING, SHOPPING AND MAKING RESERVATIONS.

Car - Millikan Days: 1949 FORD 4DR.


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