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Mr. James Kent Smith, 1921-1967
The Los Angeles Times  Los Angeles, California 27 May 1967, Sat  •  Page 2


Correction: Tim Gibby, Class of 1967, not “Giddy”. 


Mr. Smith had parked his car in front of the school, and was backing it up to straighten it. Tim came from the east (from Bastanchury) exceeding the speed limit, and the two cars collided. Is that correct? 


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Paul Shepard, ‘64 on March 15, 2020 at 10:25 PM said:

The article says that Mr. Smith had been at SHHS four years at the the time of the accident. That woul$ have put him there during my senior year, but I don’t recall his name.

What a waste of a young life; although I’ll bet he students all ”old Mr. Smith.”
Paul Saevig, ‘67 on March 15, 2020 at 8:42 PM said:

I’ll never forget that crash, I was in the quad talking to my friends before school when I heard a loud crash, It had to be very loud because I was very hard of hearing,

It came from the front of the school, When other students started running and walking in that direction, I followed, But either Mr. Meier or Mr. Bresee or Mr, Robertson told us to stay back, so I did,

An awful accident.

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