Ruth Nomura, born in Portland in 1907, was one of the first Japanese Americans to be born in Oregon. She was also the first Nisei woman from Portland to attend Oregon State Agricultural College. Enrolling in 1926, Nomura graduated in 1930 with a B.S. in Home Economics.
1933 "Iron men" Football Team practicing. From left to right: Joslin, Woody; Field, Harry; Schwammel, Tar; Wedin, Vernon; Devine, Clyde; McClury, Stanley; and Curtin, Vic. Stanley McClurg was on the 1933 squad but was not an Ironman. The other Ironman guard was William "Bill" H. Tomsheck. Information was supplied by "Scram" Graham, director of Alumni relations, emeritus, Class of 1936.