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Cowboy star buys YMCA tickets
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Hi-Y Club was created to help promote Christian character in high school boys through emphasis in speech skills, sportsmanship and scholastic achievement. The Hi-Y service clubs eventually grew into the "four fronts" program which included the Hi-Y Club for high school boys, Jr. Hi-Y Club for middle school children, Tri Hi-Y Club for girls, and the Gra-Y Club for grade school children.
Photograph caption dated April 24, 1957 reads, "Doye O'Dell, cowboy star, buys first tickets to West Valley YMCA fifth annual breakfast May 18. Selling for event scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m., at 19301 Saticoy St., Reseda, are, from left, Bobby Metcalf, Y-Indian Guide; Greg Birdsall, Gra-Y; Jack Lefforge, Junior Hi-Y, and David Van Scoyoc, Hi-Y Club member."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
O'Dell, Doye
West Valley YMCA (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Gra-Y Club
Hi-Y Club
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Actors--United States
Men--California--Los Angeles
Young men--California--Los Angeles
Young men--California--Los Angeles--Societies and clubs
Boys--California--Los Angeles
Boys--California--Los Angeles--Societies and clubs
Tickets--California--Los Angeles
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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