Fillmore High School - Copa de Oro Yearbook (Fillmore, CA)

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It is only fitting that we dedicate our "Victory" Annual to t'hose people through whose efforts victory will be and is being won. X ,,.-sa, ' , f:,l,-fi-W .-442 ' ' 1 , ' k,21"" V - I. h.i,.,f?f,, V ,J I I 1 7 . . .J Aff I . J' 7 , ..,.....x K--uh xg-If V . '71, F . I, mr, f"'- V4 'N .- I ,. ,s gf. ' ,,-. lf ,- 75-'f 'pil- If v In Memoriam Principal Jesse M. Hawley This school year was saddened for us by the death of our friend and well-loved principal, Mr. Jesse M. Hawley. His untimely death at the age of 48 shocked and grieved the entire community. Probably no school man has been more highly esteem- ed by his students, teachersgfellow educators throughout the state, and the town at large than he. We have suffered an irreparable loss, but the memory of his courtesy, consideration for others, his kindness, high ideals, his enthusiasm for our school, and his belief in the abilities and integrity of his students will live on forever. Administration 1 Donovan W. Main MESSAGE GIVEN BY MR. MAIN During the present year, it has been necessary to discontinue many activities and phases of school life, owing to the conditions of the times. A very definite attempt has been made to keep the school life as normal as possible, and still to be of utmost service in the training of the youth for the fullest participa- ,tion in the war effort. The students have enthusiastical- ly served in the harvest program, purchased war bonds and stamps with a vengeance, and pursued their educational program with a greater determination. The tone of the entire student body has been one of sacrifice, service, and oneness in the drive to prosecute the war and again bring peace and the four freedoms to our community, state, nation, and the peoples of the world. Principal Mrs. Edith Moore Jarrett Girls' Vice Principal BOARD OF TRUSTEES Albert Haase, Leo Harmonson, Clarence Burson, Joe Scanlin, Floyd Warring Staff ff' 5 ACULTY MEMBERS 'TOP PICTURE Top Row: J. Utter, J. Rodgers, M. Schibsby, L. Smith. Second Row: W. Stewart, D. Main, A. Ostash, W. Ross Third Row: G. Stull, W. McKinney, H. McMaster, A. Smith TEACHERS eo Au. our FOR vlcToRY Fillmore High School lost two teachers to the armed forces this year. Mr. Russell Flint, junior high teacher, joined the Navyg Mr. Elbert Graham, English teacher, joined the Coast Guard. In addition to their regular duties as teachers, the faculty members , OFFICE put in four hours a month at the Miss Stella Harthorn h tower. Bobby Styles was SCCFSYHTY f ' cd Z post during the time the teachers were watching. . A A V! ' BOTTOM PI TURE Top Row: A. ors, H. Bigger, W. Knight, E. Elser Second Row: A. Hansen, B. Albright, E. Harajian, S. Brown Third Row: R. Casier, V. Fremlin, I. Aitchison, J. Honn. . . J ANITORS B. Ridenbaugh, A. Myers, B. Styles, C. Lee, C. Rummans. OFFICE STAFF F. Trout, J. Clanton, P. Herndon, E. Guthrie Student Council Top Row: D. Burson, Commissioner of Advertisementg D. Mosbarger, Commissioner of Entertain- mentg Miss Alice Hansen, Advisorg C. Strifler, Commissioner of Athleticsg T. Nelson, Second Vice President. Front Row: C. Young, Editor of News Flashesg K. Taylor, Commissioner of Finance: D. Taylor. Stu- ' dent Body Presidentg B. J. Hardison, Vice Presidentg G. Mayhew, Secretaryg B. Seams, Editor of Copa de Oro. ' Student Bond Buyers Pose with Navy Jeep Don Taylor, Student Body President WAR ACTIVITIES SPONSORED BY COUNCIL The Student Council led Fillmore High in its "Schools at War" pro- gram for 1942-1943. Among their outstanding achievements during the year were the acquisition of a Minute-Man Flag for 9096 buying of defense bonds and stamps, the spon- soring of a record bond sale during the month of April, the purchase of a hundred dollar bond for the student body, the successful back- ing of drives for China Relief, the Tuberculosis Fund, and the Infan- tile Paralysis Fund, the launching of the project to send letters and United States flags to the Allied Nations, the dispatch of Christmas letters to Fillmore boys in service, and the performance of the duties of hosts and hostesses during Public Schools Week. During the semester, three coun- cil members left and were replaced by new members. Don Mosbarger was elected to fill the post of com- missioner of entertainment vacated by Bill Cochrang Chester Strifler replaced Wallace Taylor as commis- sioner of athleticsg Bernice Seams replaced Wallace as editor of the annualg and Kathryn Taylor replac- ed Margaret Maxwell as commis- sioner of finance. FILLMORE .IOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL COpa de Cro Edition News Flashes Vol- V NO, 1 Fillmore, California, Wednesday, September 30, 1942 Special Edition VICTORY EXTRA First Meeting Ot Year For Scholars - 'Scholarship For Service", motto of the California Scholarship Fed- eration, was decided on as the theme of the coming year for Chapter 138 of Fillmore Union High School at a meeting held Wednesday, Septem- ber 23, in the social room of the sci- ence building. As this was the first meeting of the year, Jimmy Shiells was elected president to lead the scholars in carrying out their motto and plans for the coming year. Other officers are Glen Mayhew, vice-presidentg Dorothy Alice Burson, secretary: and Anne Williams, treasurer. Present at the meeting were Bar- bara Balden, Dorothy Alice Burson, Mary Jane Fansler, Betty .T ean Har- dison, Patty Henry, Glen Mayhew, Jimmy Shiells, Wallace Taylor, An- ne Williams, and Miss Amy Smith, adviser. Sophomore Honorary members are Lorraine Grady, Mildred Pulido. Dick Baker, Natalie Harthorn, and Anne Lidamore. ... ........ Fillmore lnaugurates New Athletic Program An entire new athletic program has been planned for Fillmore High School, according to Head Coach Harry L. Bigger. The actual pro- gram got under way on Monday, September 2lst. This course is rec- ommended by the Navy and used at its pre-flight schools to get ca- dets in the best of physical condi- tion. Boxing, wrestling, bar work, rope climbing, tumbling, swimming, basketball, baseball, track, and Navy touch football are being taught. - Mr. Bigger went to the Navy Pre- flight Training School at St. Mary's for two weeks this summer in order to teach the program here. He lrrought back some dynamic football plays which he learned from Lieu- tenant Commander Tex Oliver, former Oregon University coach and now coach of the footballers at St. Mary's. However, with football ruled out in the county, he won't be able to use these fine plays this year. Young And Taylor Head Publications Carol Young and Wallace Taylor have been chosen editors for the NEWS FLASHES and the COPA DE ORA respectively. In accord- ance with the constitution they were chosen by a faculty committee headed by Mr. Hawley, upon the recommendation of Miss Elser, Pub- lications teacher, and Miss Amy Smith, English teacher. The new editors must be students of Publications and have consider- able knowledge of English. The two students are Worthy of the hon- or and capable of the responsibility bestowed upon them. These aD' pointees automatically become members of the student council. . Student Council Meets The Student Council of Fillmore Union High School met Wednes- day, September 23rd at the home of Miss Hansen to discuss plans and problems of the coming school year. Subjects discussed at the meeting were the election of a new Com- missioner of Entertainment, the lo- cation of the service flag, the sale of war stamps, the sponsoring of dances, the issuance of an annual, and the inauguration of a school clean-up campaign. Bill Cochran Leaves Vacancy ln Council Due to the departure from Fill- more of Bill Cochran, Commissioner of Entertainment, an election for a new commissioner of entertainment will be held in the first period class rooms on Friday, October 2nd. Don Mosbarger and Lucille Broder- son were nominated by the Student Council. Any other candidates may be nominated by a petition signed by ten percent of the student body. All petitions must be given to Don Taylor at least forty-eight hours be- fore the election. Students Hear Ot Australia's Customs The first assembly of the year was held Tuesday, September 22, in the school auditorium where Miss Mar- jorie Miller, well known world traveler, spoke to the Junior High School, and the Juniors and Seniors on life in Australia. -Miss Miller's slides and lecture showed Australia as our American doughboys see and enjoy it-the cities, people, scenery and animals. Her display of native knives, boom- erangs, and koala bears aroused student interest. Vogue for Victory xg, it 1 l 1-.1--Q sg- XUX f 1 I L K . , . ' .. , i i S! 'W if I li ll' 1 ,4 ,il ll xl I 4, lv C ' iv-fi ,Ng X . I I The NEWS FLASHES will come to you this year in a one-page week- ly edition. Our school is being run on a war-time basis. Students have less time at school and less time to keep up with their friends and activities here. We feel that it is the job of the school paper to keep the student body the same big happy family as before so we will keep you posted on what's happen- ing while you are working for vic- tory. The new weekly NEWS FLASHES will have up-to-date news stories, sports stories, and Rumor Has lt. More than ever before, we want to cover news from all the classes and clubs. Most of all, we want you to feel that this is your paper. If you have any comments, good or bad, please drop a note in the Rumor Has It box in the office. STUDENTS WORK FOR VICTORY Have you noticed the calloused hands and dusty jeans around school? They are visible proof of the work being done by one-hun- dred and forty-six Fillmore High students who are now "working for victory". Crews are at work both mornings and afternoons pick- ing lemons, oranges, and tomatoes, packing fruit, topping sugar beets, and pruning in the citrus nursery at Rancho Sespe. Several girls are caring for children, thus freeing adults for other jobs. "We must have 10071 cooperation," says Mr. Neuman, "in order to make this student work project a success and do our part to help win the war. It is necessary for every student to check periodically with the place- ment bureau in the Agriculture De- partment. Whenever you are not working or have finished a job, no- tify me immediately, so that you will be able to go to work else- where. The larger crews of lemon and tomato pickers can use any number of students at any time, and the walnut and tomato seasons pre- sent new opportunities for girls. Let's have everyone "working for victory." ' a 1 A PAGE 2 5 NEWS FLASHES ' 0 September 30, 194B NEWS FLASHES Q Published Every Week By Students of , FILLMORE UNION HIGH SCHOOL Filhnore, California Publications Classes: A. Ellis, M. Jackson, L. Knutson, G. McCoo1, C. Morton, H. Morton, D. Patterson, M. Pierce, R. Rihbany, B. Seams, D. Taylor, W. Taylor, D. Turk, L. Wallace, C. Young and Miss E. Elser, Adviser. A Printers: George Moore, William' Adams, Victor Kemper, and Mr. W. Stewart, Adviser. ' Linotypists: Fillmore Herald. -1 EDITOR SAYS- Another new school year has started! Already there have been many new experiences for each of us. Classes have been changed and a different schedule has been initiated. Faculty replacements have been made and students from other day's cities welcomed to our school. Added responsibilities are ours as we do our part in the war effort. Around us, and before us, are new challenges. If this year is to be a successful one for us and our school, each of us must make new resolves- among them a resolve to be helpful and cooperative and to do whatever work we are given to the best of our ability. Do- ing this we will achieve new victories! Welconie, new students! We're glad to have you with us and we know you'll make Fillmore High bigger and better. Remember that your student body stands ready to help you in any way possible. p .l. Have you ventured into thc Junior High building lately? You'll soon know that something new has been added to Fill- more High. lt's our new seventh and eighth graders taking possession. They race through the building and shout at the top of their lungs. The school, teachers, and classmates are new to them and they don't know exactly what to do next. It is up to you as Freshmen, Sophoinores, Juniors and Seniors to set an example for these new members of our stu- dent body. Do your part to help them to become better cit- izens at Fillmore High. Keep your halls quiet and 'change that trot to a walk. -,.l..ill.-l- MEET THE NEW TEACHERS Eight teachers have joined the staff of Fillmore High School for the current school year. Miss Isa- bel Aitchison 'is the new head of the Home Economics Department. The library is under the direction of Miss Shirley Brown. Roger Casier is teaching Mathe- matics, Science, and Orientation. Miss Enid Elser comes here to teach English and Publications. Alvin Fors is assisting in Agricul- ture Mechanics, and General Shop. Social Studies, Orientation, Mathe- matics, and Boy's Health are being taught by William McKinney. Miss Julia Rodgers is the new head of the Girl's Health Depart- ment. James Utter is teaching Jun- ior- High School subjects. Student Body Stand To Be Run By Clubs -Beginning October 5th, a different organization of Fillmore High School will run the Student Body month, during which Stand each time profits from the sale of sand- cream, milk, tomato wiches, ice juice, candy bars, and gum will go to that group. The Student Council asks that organization hand in their choice of date to Miss Hansen or Margaret Maxwell as soon as pos- sible. F. F. A. BOYS All last year F. F. A. students are eligible for honorary membership in this year's F. F. A. club, stated Mr. Neuman, adviser for the group. All boys who are interested in par- ticipating in F. F. A. activities should sign up at the Agricultural Office as soon as possible. RUMOR HAS ir- That Wallace Taylor will be the sixth boy in Fillmore High history to hold the post of editor of the COPA DE ORA. The last "male" to occupy the position was Don Durn- ford in 1931, Earl Harmonson was editor in 1926, George Roberts in 1920, Homer Crider in 1914, and Harold Horton in 1913. O I I That Mrs. Jarrett stayed at home this summer for the first time in twenty-eight years. Could it be the tire shortage? in t I That Bill Cochran, Commissioner of Entertainment, transferred last Wednesday to Kemper Military School in Missouri. Bill has been most active in Fillmore High af- fairs, having served as class presi- dent for the past two years. Good luck, Bill.. s e n That many of the students who work have been seen wearing their "victory clothed' to school. O 0 S ' That the Senior Tri-Y began the year with a cabinet meeting and dinner at Baptista's tea room on Wednesday, the 16th. . G. A. A. Notes A meeting for all G. A. A. mem- bers was held during sixth period on Wednesday. The purpose of the meeting was to elect a new presi- dent to fill the vacancy left by Connie Legan who is not attending school this year. In the absence of the Vice President, the Secre- tary, Elaine Smith presided over the election. Carol Young was chosen as the new president. Senior Tri-Y Malces 'Plans For New Year The Senior Tri-Y girls held a meeting Thursday evening, Septem- ber 24th, in the Social Hall and dis- cussed their plans for the coming year. Jeanne Morgan, Betty Jean Hardison, and Patty Elkins gave short talks on 'Building Morale in the Club, School, and Community". The girls, under the leadership of Carol Young, are looking forward to an active school year, both in service and in social activities. The next meeting is planned for October lst, at Miss Albright's home. Student Council To Sponsor First Dance Get in on the Fun! Come to the first big dance of the year next Friday, October 2nd, in the gym. It is sponsored by the Student Council under the direction of Bet- ty Hardison. The Knight's Flashes will furnish the music. Student cards will be your admission ticket, so, buy one, and come! Student ,Body "Cards Sold At Reduction Associated Student Body cards went on sale Tuesday, September 29th. The tickets are being sold in front of the auditorium before school and during the noon hour by members of the Student Council. Holders of these cards become mem- bers of the Associated Student Body at Fillmore, and are admitted with- out charge to the basketball games, get to come to the first dance of the year, and buy the.annual at a re- duced price. With no football at Fillmore this year, the Student Council voted a twenty-five per- cent reduction in price, making the tickets seventy-five cents. So run, don't walk, to get your Associated Student Body cards! School Holiday- No. School Monday! This was the good news that students of Fill- more high school heard in last Frl- bulletin. Teachers, however, attended an institute for Ventura County teachers at the Ventura Junior College auditorium. They heard two outstanding speakers, Mr. Sam Cohn, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruc- tion for California, who spoke on "Courage" in the morning, and Al- bert Britt, Litt. D., former presi- dent of Knox College who spoke on "Education for the New Worldf' Many students celebrated their holiday in "Victory Work." Boys Interested ln Band Are Urged To Join The first meeting of the band was held in the auditorium, Monday evening September 21,5 at ,7:00 o'clock. Mr. Wright, the director, rehearsed with the twenty-five boys who turned out to organize this year's group. Mr. Wright invites all boys interested in music tofbe- come members of the band. Phil Romain will serve as band manager, with the able help of Don Mos- barger as assistant manager, Jimmy Shiells as librarian, and Ben Klotz as assistant librarian. , MAKE MONEY! BUY BONDS! . Do you want to make an extra 36.25 with every 318.75 you make? Sure, and it's easy. The secret is- earn the 518.75 in "Victory work," and invest it in War Stamps. Buy stamps with every pay check until you have enough for a bond. Every Thursday will be War Stamp day at Fillmore High. Stamps will be sold in front of the Auditorium.. Start work today and help win thepwar with your money as well as your work. FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Copa de Oro Edition News Flashes Vol. V I Fillmore, California, Wednesday, October 7, 1942 No. 2 Question Ot The Week Have you been wondering what types of work our students are do- ing for victory? Well, here's where your roving reporter found some of our local farmers and farmer- ettes. Wally Wallace, Senior, Maxine Eastburn and Elaine Smith, Juniors, are pitching hay and spreading beanstraw at Rancho Sespe. They report spending most of their time riding on wagonloads of hay. Sounds like a "soft" job to us! Jimmy Schleimer, Freshman, is one of the boys who "top" sugar beets. He agrees with Mr. Neuman that it's hard work. Evelyn Hickox, Edna Braden, and Frances Trout, Seniors, are packing oranges at the Fillmore Orange As- sociation. By official title, Wad Taylor is an Agricultural Inspector. His job is to look for scale on citrus trees, and spray to kill it. Roberta Merry, "Snookie" Forbes, and Clara Graffer. Freshmen. are pruning and painting trees in the Rancho Sespe Nursery. Tommy Dungan, Keith Bentley, and Howard Inman, 7th graders, have been doing their part on an orange picking crew. You'll find Betty Gene Massey, Junior, behind the counter at the Fillmore Bakery. Besides waiting on customers, she slices and wraps bread for sale. Freshman Ed Carter claims to be the best windshield wiper man in Fillmore. He works at a local ser- vice station. Lyman Ellis is one of a group of 8th grade boys who are picking walnuts. Wanda Basolo, Natalie Harthorn, and Mary Lou Elkins. Sophomores. are painting trees at Rancho Sespe. ....-.m,.l- Turn in copper and lead To kill 'em dead. N. Y. A. OPENINGS FOR STUDENTS Boys and girls sixteen years of age and over will be given an op- portunity to do N. Y. A. work around the school, earning as much as 56.00 for twenty hours work each month. Those interested should immediately consult Mr. Stull, di- rector of the local N. Y. A Fillmore Scrap Drive Begins Student Body Cards Still On Sale "Have you yours?" "My what?" "Your Associated Student Body card, stupid. What did you think I meant?" That is, or should be the topic of conversation 'round about F. U. H. S. this week. The price of the card is only severity- five cents. A count after the Back- to-School Dance Friday evening showed that 182 Student Body cards have been purchased. Ownership by classes is as follows: Seniors-33, Juniors-38, Sophomores-31, Fresh- men-38. Eighth Grade-20, and Sev- enth Grade-22. This leaves 308 stu- dents who are neglecting themselves by not buying their cards. Bas- ketball will be the sport this year, and when that time comes around there will be plenty of people who will wish that they had a card. The cards can be bought from Miss Hansen in Room 22 of the Science building. Don't waste any more time. fellows and gals, get your cards now and be members of the Associated Student Body at Fill- more High. Keep Scrap piling- Keep 'em flying. Give the canary to the cat: Tum in the cage to make more scrap. Find alumnium and zinc To make 'em sink. Joining thousands of schools all over the United States in the drive for scrap metal, Fillmore Union High School launched one of the biggest campaigns in its history on Monday, October 5. Students will do their part in the war effort by gathering old pieces of metal. Campaign plans for Fillmore I-ligh's part in the nation wide drive were made at an emergency Student Council meeting held September 30. Principal Hawley introduced the plans to the student body at a "Scrap Assembly" October 1. Each homeroom has elected a "Scrap Chairman". This chairman is responsible for collecting information from members of his class as to the amount and the location of scrap. Metal will be brought to the tennis courts where Mr. Alvin Fors and the Agriculture Mechanics classes will grade and sort it according to type. lvlosbarger Elected Council Member Don Mosbarger was elected by the student body, on October 2nd, to be Commissioner of Entertainment, filling the vacancy left by Bill Cochran. Don received 203 votes and Lucile Broderson, 183. Back-To-School Dance Starts Social Season The phrases, "No tagging right back" and "Here, you carry it for awhile," were heard at the Back-to- School Dance last Friday night in the gym. Yes, you've guessed it! There were several tag dances and the person tagged had to "dance" around with an old costume fitter. The Knights Flashes furnished good music, and everyone had fun. So to all people who didn't come to this dance, don't miss the next one. Help The Snake Strike! . I' tl I .J I . ' 5 lt .' SQL it I sus S ll ' The metal will be sold to the government. The town of Fillmore will receive seventy-five cents out of every dollar made, for its Emerg- ency War Needs Fund. The school will receive the remaining twenty- five cents. The Fillmore Element- ary Schools are joining in the drive too. Since they have no way of processing the metal they collect, we will buy it from them and handle it. As there is no football this year, the money received from the drive will replace the money that would have been taken in at the football games. Mr. Hawley stressed the serious- ness of the situation and the real need of Uncle Sam for scrap metal to "lick the Japs". Wallace Taylor, editor of the Copa de Oro and Athletic Manager, Carol Young, G. A. A. and Tri-Y presidents, Jimmy Shiells, head of C. S. F., Wilma Elliott, Sophomore, and Ed Carter, Freshman pledged the 10097 backing of their groups. As this issue goes to press, the fol- lowing people have been elected scrap chairmen: Grace Austin, Har- lan Barton, Harold Brown, Red Brown, Audy Dale Dryer, Bernard Holley, Virginia Kerby, Floyd Le- gan, Forest Manes, Chapman Mor- ris, Bobby Mutch, Jane Pressey, Wallace Taylor, and Billy Thomp- son. Tum in your red wagon To get the Black Dragon. The scrap 'yuh bring Will make .guns sing. . . F'- Your scrap will build a tank To save a Yank. ' A pile of sz-ap May end the scrap. Scrap our. foe, PAGE 2 I NEWS FLASHES October 7, 1942 NEWSFLASHES HUMOR Published Every Week By Students of FILLMORE' JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL ' Fillmore, California Editor: Carol Young. - Assistant Editor: Dick Patterson. Reporters: A. Ellis, M. Jackson, L. Knutson, G. McCool, C. Morton, H. Morton, R. Rihbany, B. Seams, D. Taylor,- W. Taylor, L. Wal- lace, Miss E. Elser, Adviser. Printers: George Moore, William Adams, Victor Kemper, and Mr. W. Stewart, Adviser. ' 'Tho Eclliton Saute Humbly entering the Junior High building this week, Ye Editor finds the halls quiet and orderly. The seventh and eighth graders' are showing a fine spirit of cooperation, and are setti-ng a standard that the rest of the school will have to work hard to beat. When you read the news headlines telling of the gallant fighting being done by our American boys, doesnit it make you wish you could do something to help them win the war? Well, YOU CAN! Each of us can help by TURNING IN SCRAP METAL. That old kettle in your back yard will make a hel- met that may save the life of a boy you know. That piece of iron fitis always in the way when you mow the lawnj will help build a new and better tank for some of our soldiers. Uncle Sam needs our scrap! Here's a chance for each of us to "show our metal". "Too much trouble", you say, "to bring it?" Think how much our soldiers are giving so that we may go to school in a free country. Scrap, which means so little to us, means so much to them. So come on, gang, let's get in the scrap! , ADULT CLASSES MEET - " The Adult Education School, which began Monday, September 28, is offering many fine classes. To those who plan to go into military service or defense work, the preparatory course in Military Math and Science will be invaluable. It will include the general parts of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and navigation. There will be a Nutrition course for housewives, which will include economical buying and cooking suggestions. Agricultural men, especially, will be interested in the Metal and Farm Mechanics course where ways of repairing farm implements will be taught. 'Q NIGHT SCHOOL CLASSES MONDAY HOUR PLACE INSTRUCTOR Chorus 7-9 Rm. 12 Mr. William Knight Physical Fitness 7-9 Gym Mr. Harry Bigger Military Math 8: Science 7-9 Rm. 21 Mr. W. A. Ross fReview Math and Sciencel Metal 8: Farm Mech. 7-10 Shop 2 Mr. O. A. Corl TUESDAY Radio 8z Communications 7-9 Shop 1 Mr. Walter Stewart Shorthand 7-8 Rm. 22 Mr. Hilary Heard Typing 8-9 Rm. 25 Mr. Hilary Heard VVEDNESDAY . General Crafts- 7:30-9:30 Rm. 29 Mrs. Viola Allee THURSDAY Photography 7-9 Rm. 21 Mr. W. A. Ross Nutrition 7-9 Rm. 29 Miss I. Aitchison Metal Ez Farm Mech 7-10 Shop 2 Mr. O. A. Corl FRIDAY Typing 8-9 Rm. 25 Mr. Hilary Heard Shorthand 7-8 Rm. 22 Mr. Hilary Heard That Tommy Nelson, Junior High representative on the Student Coun- cil, has proved himself a worthy salesman during the recent sale of Student Body Cards. That the seventh graders are bound and determined to carry off the honors in the Scrap drive as they did in the paper drive last year. O 0 U 'I'hat Vera Lee Newsum has a new diamond on "third finger, left hand." Q o o That there are plenty of boys who are trying to play football for the first time in their lives. O C U That when Mr. Honn started pro- nouncing fungi as fun-gee in Bi- ology, a bright student asked him "Are you trying to be fungee?" That some of the Sophomore girls are being very glamourous while working for victory. Are they farm- erettes or glamourettes? That after Mrs. Jarrett's telling about spiders, scorpions and other such insects found in a room in Mexico, Evelyn Hickox is going to be a hard one to convince that she should take a trip into that Latin- American country. l I U That "Bobby" Styles should now be called Captain' Robert Styles as he heads the faculty aircraft listen- ing post group. it C O That Mr. Fors and Mr. Flint were sad winners in a bean-piling race against two students. The next day, they and the students had some pains in their backs. O U O That Mr. J. Bruce Adamson, piano technician and tuner, furnished the musical t?l accompaniment for the first meeting of our C. S. F. I O 8 That Mr. Knight can play some "hot music" on that "funny kind of an instrument". Beat the Japs'with scrap. Turn in your kettle To make gun metal. . n 1 .if Three Brothers Join . U. S. Armed Forces Brothers Robert Johnson"35", Sam Johnson "39", and Newell Johnson, "42", graduates of Fillmore High, are now serving in the armed forces of the United States. Cadet Robert Johnson enlisted in the army last October. He was recently commissioned a second lieutenant at Mather Field, Sacra- mento, and is now stationed at Tuc- son, Arizona. Sam Johnson is at Lowry Field, Colorado, prior to becoming a pho- tographer in the Army Air Corps. The third brother, Newell John- son, is attending Coast Guard school at Curtis Bay, Maryland. Give iron and steel To make 'em reel. Mr. Ehlers Sgealrs To Senior Tri-Y Opening with a short period of devotions, the Senior Tri-Y held a meeting last Thursday at Miss Al- bright's. home to hear Mr. Walter Ehlers, county "Y" Secretary, speak on "The Philosophy of the Tri-Y Club." Mr. Ehlers was introduced by Vera Lee Newsum, program chairman. ' "Stamina-Vision-Service" is the slogan chosen for "Y" clubs this year. The girls discussed the va- rious phases of the slogan. The meeting was closed with a friend- ship circle. Scrape in the scrap. ' Fillmore High Has Two New Courses Two new courses are being taught at Fillmore High this year, Agricul- ture Mechanics and Air-Condition- ing. Air-Conditioning will train those students who expect to be ln the air force by the end of the next two years. The subjects included in this course are: the parts of air- planes, the various air currents, and many other topics pertaining to basic aeronautics. Agriculture Mechanics will train boys to become more self-reliant mechanically, on the ranch. These boys will learn about farm ma- chinery, tractor and car motors, rope tying and welding. Students must have completed two years of Agri- culture before taking Agriculture Mechanics. ' An ora are a day Keeps the .laps away. "New Gym" Pride Of High School Campus Fillmore Union High Schoo1's gymnasium may look the same on the outside-but have you seen it inside? The walls have been paint- ed white half-way up, thus giving much more light. The floor has been repainted and revarnished. New backboards have been put up and the entrance from the boy's locker room has been remodeled. A new ticket booth has been set up. All in all it looks like a different gym. The work was done this sum- mer by Fillmore High School's hard- working maintenance crew.' FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Copa de Cro Edition News lashes V01, V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, October 14, 1942 ' No.3 Question Of The Week "What have you brought for the Scrap Drive?" With this question in mind, your roving reporter wan- dered about the campus and found it very difficult to find students who could answer it. Leave it to those 7th graders to be original! Mildred Dorman turn- ed in a razor and Chapman Mor- ri: brought a tricycle wheel. Forrest Manes. 8th grader, con- tributed a railroad spike. Roberta Merry and Peggy Guiter- ez. Freshmen. threw a horseshoe on the scrap pile. l The Sophomore classes' reputation is being upheld by Earl Abe-l's col- lection of bolts. The axes brought by Dorothy Alice Burson will help smash the Axis. Among the faculty members, "Bobby" claims to have brought the most metal. Miss Brown has surrendered two of her valuable hairpins for the cause. Mr. Neuman's classes are doing their share. The greatest amount of scrap has been contributed by John Keller- man who brought in two large truck loads of metal. Second place is held by Harlan Barton, Dick Patterson, and Barney De Fever, who together have ac- counted for three loads of scrap. Various other items seen in the scrap pile being processed by the Agricultural Mechanics classes are refrigerator ice cube holders, gar- den rakes. bed springs, wagon wheels, mufflers, car bodies and transmissions, license plates, tin cans, and a "narrow bridge" sign. Seventh Grade Elects Officers For Year The seventh graders held an elec- tion October 6, for officers to lead their class. Chappie Morris won the presidency from Jimmy Fansler by only a small margin of votes. Tom Dungan was elected vice-president, and Dolores Alvidrez is the new seventh grade secretary. Four More Members Added To C. S. F. Last week the names of Nellie Armas, Margaret McGregor, Pa- tricia Nelson, and Esther Perez were added to the list of C. S. F. mem- bers-by Miss Amy Smith. sponsor. SENIOR CLASS LEADS IN VICTORY WORK Reports from the Agriculture Of- fice show that 8195 of the Senior class is represented in victory work, 32'Z7 of the Juniors ,30'Z1 of the Sophomores. and 5521 of the Fresh- men. Unless the percentage in- creases, Mr. Charles Neuman said last week, the school will probably go back on the regular schedule. Of the 63 Seniors, 28 boys and 23 girls are working. Thirteen boys and nine girls from the Junior class of 69 members are cooperating in thc war work. The Sophomore class is represented by sixteen boys and eight girls out of the 79 enrolled. Of the 89 students in the Freshman class. 26 boys and 23 girls are pledg- ing their support in the victory war work. There are also a number of Junior High School students working. Students who are working with- out a permit should get one im- mediately from the Agriculture Of- fice. Those people who are work- ing and have not reported the fact to Mr. Neuman and those who have changed jobs are requested to check with him at their earliest convenience. G. A. A. Initiates New Members Four girls were initiated into the Fillmore G. A. A. Friday night. The new members who have earned the necessary 500 points are Mary Jane B'-em and Bernice Blythe, Juniorsg Jane Dryden and Mary Webb. Sophomores. Before the initiation, the girls had a pot-luck dinner at the bar- becue pit and then played games. New Faces At Fillmore From many states and sections of our country, new students have come to Fillmore High. To each of them we extend a hearty welcome. Although we cannot print the names of all the new 7th graders, our welcome goes to them, too. Louise Knutsen, Walter Thomp- son. and Ruth Troutman from Okla- homa, Lois Jean Wallace from Brawley, California, and Mamie Lackey from Bakersfield. have join- ed the ranks of the Senior class. Those welcomed as Juniors are Donna Bishop of Santa Paula, Jean Clanton of San Bernardino, Lynn Hansen of South Dakota, Esperanza Holguin of Texas, Arvena Lackey of Bakersfield, Clyde Morton of Butte, Montana, Eugene Wren and Sam Bishop, who come from Okla- homa. New Sophomores are Bill Bishop of Santa Paula. Jean Daly and Har- old Morton of Butte, Montana, Mil- dred Rainey from Oklahoma, and Gene Swearingen from Lemore, Cal- ifornia. The Freshman class boasts these new members: Bertha Bishop and Irene Ratliff from Oklahoma, Vada Mae Conn from Santa Paula, Vern Johnson from Los Angeles, Joy Lesperance from Summit, Califor- nia, Bill Wallace from Brawley, and Vona Royal who arrived from Tex- as. Jack Daly from Butte, Montana, Shirley Elder and Barbara Fisher from Ventura, Jesusita Holguin of Texas. Earl Kennedy from Los An- geles, Myrle Royal and Jack Stal- lings from Santa Paula, and Frances Phebus from Long Beach are the new names on the 8th grade roll. Stamp Out The Axis f 6 . I943 COPA DE ORO TO BE ISSUED Despite war shortages, Fillmore High School will definitely have an annual this year, according to edi- tor Wallace Taylor in an interview on Friday. "The 1943 COPA DE ORO will be a home product, print- ed in our shop under the direction of Mr. Walter Stewart. Newsprint paper will take the place of the glossy paper formerly used. The make-up and pictures will be the same as they have been in other years. Formerly many of the ma- terials were obtained and much of the work was done in Los Angeles. This is now impossible because of a shortage of metals, paper, photo- graphic equipment, and certain transportation problems". "Fillmore students should realize," the editor pointed out, "that many other California schools are not having annuals this year because of the war. However, we have found that students want an annual to fol- low friends and events throughout the year". "This year's annual staff is a small one, and more than ever the suc- cess of the COPA DE ORO rest on the shoulders of the staff mem- bers." stated Taylor. "We want and need student co-operation and help in order to make this year's annual one of which you will be proud." Write Now To Boys In The Service Do you know how many Fillmore boys are serving Uncle Sam? The blue stars on the service flag in the main office commemorate 160 students who are now serving in the armed forces of the United States. The one gold star is in memory of George Marine who was killed while in the service. Many of these local boys, your friends, are stationed out of the state. News from home and school means a great deal to them, partic- ularly at Christmas time. Due to the uncertain sailing schedules, the postal department has urged every- one to. get his Christmas mail to boys in service, off before Novem- ber 1. Do your part to keep up our sol- diers morale. Write today and make some Fillmore lad glad with a Christmas letter. PAGE 2 . NEWS FLASHESA October 14, 1942 NEWS FLASHES Published Every Week By Students of 1 FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California Editor: Carol Young. Assistant Editor: Dick Patterson. Reporters: A. Ellis, M. Jackson, L. Knutson, G. McCool, C. Morton, H. Morton, R. Rihbany, B. Seams, D. Taylor, W. Taylor, L. Wal- lace, Miss E. Elser, Adviser. Printers: George Moore, William Adams, Victor Kemper, and Mr. W. A Stewart, Adviser. 'Tho Ecllton Saga Approximately four tons of scrap metal have been brought to the high school during the first week of the Win- the-Scrap drive. That's four tons down and many more to go if we want to do our share in the war effort. How many of you, if asked, could have answered the question of the week? Don't depend on the other fellow to bring the scrap. Do it yourself! Leave the house-to-house canvassing to the grammar school students. Keep your eyes open for bigger weights and more vital metals. Here's a chance for each of us to help hasten victory. Let's show our school, our city, and Uncle Sam that we can- do our part-and more. .....,........... This weekis sale of War Savings Stamps almost doubled last week's record. This is good! But it can be even better. The 3524.30 worth of war stamps which was sold rep- resent only about one half of our Student Body. If each of us invest 10 cents in stamps this week, fjust one dimej we can make it a 3350.00 stamp day. Just a round piece of silver, you call me a dime, Pm spent almost every day, Butiif I could speak of my situation, -These are the things I would say. I hate to be slammed on the counter for ice cream, Or candy or gum to chew, When there are so many important things That I feel I. really should do. The candy and gum are so quickly forgotten, Theyire eaten, enjoyed, then goneg While if I were spent for a Savings, Stamp, My life would go on and on. Then I'd be a gun or a bolt in a tank, To help Uncle Sam win the warg After a while, l'd turn into a bond, ' And soon I'd be worth much more. So please, won't you spend me for Savings Stamps, To help Uncle Sam, and You? f I'm only a thin, little, silver dime, But think of the things I can do! 1 .Buy War Stamps Today - L L' L.,..,, Y HUMOR HAS IT That the "song of the shower" in the Gym is: Drizzle, drizzle, little shower, How I wish you had more pow- er, Hot and tired I wait for thee, Is water on priority? That Jimmy Shiells, Bud Cox, Phil Romain, and Jimmy Elliott suddenly felt ill when their gym class was to go Swimming. That Paul Herndon is on 48 hour call from the Coast Guard. That male voices are few and far between in the Chorus class. Knight will have to put out a "Boys Wanted" Sign. n o 0 That the Fillmore girls don't have to graduate from high school to be a W. A. A. C or a W. A. V. E. Miss Rodgers' classes can be seen any day on the march west- of the gym. That Harold Haynes actually fool- ed his dog. Harold went into Mrs. Jarrett's Spanish room and crawled out the window, leaving Pudgie waiting at the door Later, Mrs. Jarrett had to let Pudgie in to show him that Harold was gone. That Elaine Smith's theme song, after last Sunday's horseback ride, is "Riding In The Rain." She didn't seem to mind, though, because she was in good company. . - That Mary Jane Beem and Jane Dryden were the sore-nosed win- ners of the walnut rolling race at the G. A. A. initiation. That Wallace Taylor has develop- ed a new technique in Journalism. He interviews himself for the pa- per. U O I That there are two tales about Earl Higgins' black eye--the one he tells about the gym and another one. ..l., ALLIES WILL WIN SAYS THOMAS "We will win this war--possibly by the first of l943," said Bruce Thomas, famous war correspondent and lecturer on foreign events, who spoke to the students of F. U. H. S. at the assembly October 8. According to the newspaperman, the Commandos are doing their part to hasten the end of the strugw gle. Mr. Thomas, who went on three raids with the Commandos to France and Norway, found that there sis no guess work in their raids. "In fact", he pointed out, "they practiced for weeks in order to raid some listening-post batteries on the beaches of conquered France as a prelude to the bombing of the Renault factories in Paris." SCATTERED FLASHES- Have you heard the whereabouts of Fillmore's i'42" seniors? Among the students attending V. J. C. are Evelyn Atchley, Kenneth James, Doris Peyton, Nicholas Lafkas, Jean Smith, Joan Van Epps, and Wendell Young. Occidental claims Wayne Harthorn, Connie Holley, Bill Mor- ris, Bill Pearson, and Jeanne Rice. Margaret Hackney is now a loyal Trojan, Virginia James is enrolled at U, C. L. A., and Carolyn Hart will soon be at Berkeley. Augustine Paredes, Leonard Peyton, and Thur- man Tate are at California State Polytechnic. Jean Layman is go- ing to City College in Los Angeles, while Jane Abel represents Fillmore at Sawyer's Business College. Ly- man Pressey is attending Pomona College, Lyle Purdum is at Pasa- dena J. C.,, Marquita Shiells at Principia, Illinois, and Roberta Mc- Fadden at San Jose State. Busy housewives are Miriam Alcock, Myrtle Fitz-immons, Kath- leen Denton, Helen Harville, and Margaret McKendry. Studying to be, forest rangers are Benjamin Burson and John Henry while Elmond Akers already claims the title. ' Packing oranges in the local pack- ing house are Evelyn Boatright, Miles Burke, Leland Southwick, and Faye Swearingen. In the United States Navy are Donald Barnes, Paul France, and Lloyd Michel. Armond Gunter is in the Naval Air Corps. Newell Johnson is in the Coast Guard while Hemeteria Olivares and Don- ald McKendry are in the Marines. Aiding Uncle Sam in the defense plants are Willa Mae Blythe at Douglas, Jack Cain at the Long Beach shipyards, and Joe Reel at the shipyards in San Francisco. Harold Stevens is a bus driver at Fillmore High School and Arnold Harrison is 'working in Santa Fe, New Mexico. George Aguirre is a. post graduate and office worker at Fillmore High School. Does Your Club Need Money? i' The Student Body Stand is break- ing all sales records. The biggest day in three years was October 5. The COPA DE ORO is managing the stand for the month of October, and the G. A. A. for the month of November. The other months are open for your organization. "We try to have the candy bars the students like," said Miss Alice Hansen, "but we can't always get them. The Army and Navy buy the gum and candy for the boys in service." Senior Class Top Row: Roy Johnson, Mr. Harry Biggen Earl Higgins. ' Bottom Row: Evelyn Hickox, Miss Amy Smith I SENIOR CLASS CONTRIBUTES TO VICTORY ON THE HOME AND MILITARY FRONTS The class of '43 found themselves called upon in their last year of school to serve their community and nation more fully than ever before. Over eighty-three percent of the class members have worked in the fields or in other community jobs designed to win the war. By mid-semester, three senior boys, Harlan Barton, Red Brown, and Dick Patterson had joined the armed forces and others may have gone by graduation day. Q lx .vig SENIORS ENJOY AN ACTIVE YEAR DESPITE WAR RESTRICTIONS , Highlights on the senior calendar were the senior dance, the annual ditch day on Feb- 11, the arrival of the blue and -white senior sweaters on February 18, the presenta- of the rollicking "Char1ey's Aunt" as the senior play in April, and the participation in graduation week activities. Roy Johnson acted as class president, Earl Higgins as vice-president, and Evelyn Hickox as secretary-treasurer. Miss Amy Smith and Mr. Harry Bigger served as class advisers. IL V' i unior Class Top Row: Miss Shirley Brown, Mr. W. A. Ross, Miss Beatrice Alblight. Bottom Row: Glen Mayhew, Dorothy Alice Burson, Patty Henry, Ben Klotz. SUCCESSFUL YEAR ENDS FOR JUNIORS The Juniors proved that they were full of class spirit and cooperation. Sixty out of 73 class members or 82'Z1 turned out to work in the vic- tory program. They have backed all other school projects. Credit is due to the Junior Class for sponsoring on February 27, a "Pershing Square" dance, one of the most successful dances of the year. One of the highlights for every Junior Class is the arrival of the junior rings. This year because of the war, they did not arrive until late in the spring, but nevertheless, they were very welcomed by all the juniors. Ben Klotz led the Junior Class while Dorothy Alice Burson assist- ed him as vice-president. Glen Mayhew was elected secertary, while Patty Henry held the office of treasurer. Advising the class were Miss Beatrice Albright, Miss Shirley Brown, Mr. W. A. Ross and Mr. Walter Stewart. FIRST PICTURE Top Row: G. Core, D. Bice, F. Jackson, John Golonka, V. Helm, M. Eastburn, T. Bailey Second Row: Joe Golonka, W. Dorman ' P. Henry, B. Balden, D. A. Burson, B. Campbell Third Row: 1C?sner, N. Armas, P. Hensley, M. J. Fansler, P. Huddleston, B. Elkins, B o z. , Y Fourth Rowid SHBishop, B. Holley, J. Clanton, P. Herndon, B. Blythe, M. J. Beem, B. Basolo , . ansen. SECOND PICTURE Top Row: G. Lewis, G. McCool, J. Peterson, I. J. Smith, A. Lackey, J. Walker, P. Mos- barger, P. Samples, R. Rihbany. Second Row: B. Stocker, E. Perez, P. Ellsworth, P. Deuce, B. Seams, C. Siegler, W. McClung, J . Valasquez, J. -Warren H. Legan. Third Row: G. Mayhew, A. Williams, P. Romain, V. Morris, V. Patterson, D. Simco, B. Massey, E. A Smith. Copa cle Oro AFILLMORE Joim' UNION HIGH SCHOOL Edition News Flashes Vol. V No. 4 Fillmore, California, Wednesday, October 21, 1942 Question Of The Weelc Now that Fillmore High School students are "rolling" in money and are being called "multi-million- aires," the question of the week comes: "What are you doing with your hard-eamed money?" Some of those buying defense stamps and bonds are Frederick Burson, Lucile Brodersen, Patty Nelson, Vernon James, Virginia Brady, Rosie Rihbany land Billy Hardison. "I made payments on my Ford V-8 and bought clothes," said Jack Schleimer. "I also bought two horses and two saddles." When asked where her money goes, Patsy Banks replied, "I haven't seen any of it yet!" 'Tm busy paying all my debts." said Natalie Harthom. Clyde Morton is saving to buy a trumpet. and also hopes to go to Montana at Christmas. Student Body stand sales have taken an upward tum. setting new records each week. This shows that ice cream and candy are still main attractions when we have money to spend. Sales of Saving Stamps have also soared. Many students are wisely investing their money in stamps and bonds whose value increase with time. WILLIAM WILEMAN KILLED 'IN ACTION Students and alumni were sad- dened by the news of the death of Ensign William Wileman, '35, His parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wile- man of Bardsdale, first got news of his death on Saturday, October 17, when they received a telegram stating that he had been killed in action in the Solomon Islands. This followed by less than a month the announcement that William Wile- man had received the coveted Navy Cross for bravery in the Coral Sea battle. Wileman, known to his friends as "Billie" or "Bud", was a fighter pilot in the Naval Air Force. High After attending Fillmore where he was student body presi- dent in 1935, Wileman went to the After University of California. joining the Navy, he went to Jack- sonville, Florida and San Diego, California. 'Ensign Wileman was also stationed on the carrier Lex- ington when it was torpedoed. William Wileman is survived by his wife, Dorothy Connors Wileman, a '38 graduate. Pi Theta Club lnitiates Six New Members Don Mosbarger, newly elected president of the Pi Theta club, pres- ided over the initiation and meet- ing held October 14, at Miss Han- sen's home. Lucile Brodersen, Bill Dorman, Betty Hardison. Sidney Peyton, Jimmy Shiells, and Bart Swopes were the new members initiated on Wednesday evening. Chester Strif- ler and Roy Johnson are new to the club, but they have not yet been initiated. Members of Pi Theta belong to the advanced mathematics class, have passed a test on the Pi Theta constitution with a grade of 75 per- cent or better. and have made a speech at the initiation. Bill Dorman is the vice-president, and Betty Hardison is secretary and treasurer of this year's club. Plans were discussed at the meet- ing for the programs of the year, and a group of mathematical games were played. Refreshments were served. Library Open At Noon Attention Students! The library is open during the noon hour. You can now catch up on the homework you meant to do the night before, start reading for that book report com- ing up. or see about those references you'll need for term papers. Do it now and avoid the rush! Marjorie Alcock and Mary Van Deventer, Seniors, will be in charge of the library at noon. The library is also open a few minutes before and after school. JOHNSON ELECTED CLASS PRESIDENT Roy Johnson was elected presi- dent of the Senior Class at a twelfth grade meeting held first period on Friday. Earl Higgins was chosen vice- president, and Evelyn Hickox secre- tary and treasurer. The president appointed a com- mittee to investigate and to discuss types of Senior sweaters. "If everyone cooperates, we can have a fine class spirit this year," said President Roy Johnson. New Schedule Allows More Student Worlr Last Wednesday, an assembly was held urging more students to be Victory workers. Mr. Neuman stressed the need for workers dur- ing the aftemoon hours when the crops are dry rather than in the morning when dew and fog have soaked the fields. Classes are to be carried on for all Senior High School students from eight in the morning until noon, leaving the afternoon hours free for work. Stu- dents, who are unable to work or who need extra work preparatory to entering military service, may at- tend the afternoon sessions of school and receive additional as- sistance. The students responded wholeheartedly to the plea fbi- workers, and Mr. Neuman spent a busy afternoon filling vacant po- sitions. They Shall Not Pass , Q? Co V A in I 1' w , X l I SCRAP PILE TOTALS FIVE TONS When the first scrap metal drive ended on October 16, five tons of scrap had been collected by Fill- more students. Of this total, 500 pounds were brought in on Friday morning by Anita Elkins. This eighth grader brought in an assort- ment of kettles, auto fenders, and lawn mower parts which put her at the top of Fillmore High girl con- tributors to the scrap drive. Three tons were obtained from the Roncho Sespe by Dean Gregor, Mel- vin Hicks, Jim Schleimer, and Bill Turk. Scrap chairmen Floyd Legan, and Grace Austin, Seniors, Virginia Kerby, Sophomore, Billy Thomp- son. Eighth Grade and George Mo- reno, Seventh Grade, have been prompt to turn in information as to where scrap could be obtained. A new scrap drive began on Mon- day so that all students will have an opportunity to cooperate in this vital war victory drive. Other chairmen are urged to tum in their scrap information prompt- ly to Mr. Alvin Fots. aes-:TH GRADE CLASS ci-looses orncens The election of Eighth grade offic- ers for the coming year was held October 9. Chuck Eastburn, who was vice-president of the Seventh grade last year, was elected president. Shirley Elder is serving as vice- president, and Nellie Juarez is the new secretary. F. F. A. Boys Hold Special Meeting A special meeting of the F. F. A. was held on Friday, October 9, to choose their officers. Those elect- ed to serve for the coming year are Del Lisk, President: Bill Dor- man, Vice-President, F r e e m a n Hicks, Secretary: and Bill Jim Campbell, Treasurer. After the election, Lisk led the group in a discussion of their annual initiation and dance. These events will take place on Saturday, Octo- ber 31. Also discussed were the ways in which the boys could help the scrap drive, and differences af- fecting the organization with the new change of the schedule. Twenty boys and Mr. Charles Neuman, sponsor, attended th! meeting. PAGE 2 A A NEWS FLASHES October 21,0 1942 O NEWS FLASHES HUMOR , Published Every Week By Students of FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California Editor: Carol Young. Assistant Editor: Dick Patterson. U Reporters: A. Ellis, M. Jackson, L. Knutson, G. McCool, C. Morton, H. Morton, R. Rihbany, B. Seams, D. Taylor, W. Taylor, L. Wal- lace, Miss E. Elser, Adviser. ' Printers: George Moore, William Adams, Victor Kemper, and Mr. W. Stewart, Adviser. f i, 'Tho edliton .Saud H has been said that the first casualty in war is truth. Dur- ing wartime, propaganda agencies flood the airways and the press with material designed to make us think and act as they would have us. Because of this, we must read and listen more thoughtfully than before. In time of war, idle gossip changes to dangerous rumors R-rumors which may create distrusts, antagonism, or systeria. One ofthe best ways we can cooperate in our school and in the united war effort is to be a "rumor stopper." When you see a dangerous rumor coming your way, put up a STOP sign and give yourself crcditfor silencing one valuable enemy wea- pon. Be careful not to start any rumors by making statements which others may easily misinterpret and enlarge upon. This applies not only to rumors concerning our govern- lnent and war effort, but also to those which frequently cir- culate in our school. One student who misunderstands or exaggerates a statement or condition can start a rumor which will be very harmful to the morale of the entire student body. Before you pass on false misleading statements, check the facts in the case. Trace the story to its source, if possible, so that you can get an unbiased first hand account. Remember: people who know never start rumors. ltis always the ones who don't know! ' ..,i.....--li-- In last week's NEWS FLASHES, the editor hopefully ask- ed for a 3550.00 stamp day. The Student Body gave 10095 co- operation' on Thursday, October 15. The Student Council was proud to announce that 33108.55 worth of war stamps and bonds was sold on that day. This is a record to be proud of and one to maintain and surpass. Mendez Pictured ln U. S. Navy Have you looked at the Navy Pic- ture at the auditorium entrance? wen, smiling Delfino "Tremendous" .Mendez is the first person you'll see. Delfino enlisted in the Navy this summer and is stationed at the U. S. Naval Training -Station at San -Diego. Many have missed 'Delfino--his smile, his "rowdiness", and his resemblance to Joe Louis. Fillmore High School has lost a good fellow, and the Navy has gained one. -l..1i. A pullet sgrprise is given,inlAm- erica every year for the best writ- ings. ' Senior Tri-Y Club Hears McKinney "No organization or individual has reason toexist if it does not have a purpose," said Mr. William McKinney when he spoke at the Senior Tri-Y meeting last Thursday evening. Citing the Tri-Y purposes which is "to create, maintain, and extend throughout the church, school, and communityphigh stand- ards .of Christian living," Mr. Mc- Kinney urged the members to think seriously of ways they might ex- tend their ideals throughout the va- rious phases of school and commun- ity life. ' After a closing fellowship circle, delicious refreshments were served by the hostess, Jeanne Morgan. That Anne Lidamore and Mr. Knight have to engage in a thorough search every morning for their high orchestra stools. l U O That Mr., Wright, band director, is now the proud father of a howl- ing virtuoso, George Ware Wright, by name. According to the an- nouncement received, young Mr. Wright weighs 9 pounds, 2 ounces and possesses terrific lung power. That Maxine Eastburn and Clay- ton Buchanan have become the proud owners of 'Victory' Bonds. Congratulations Clayton and Max- ine. U S l That Mr. Neuman's office was the busiest place in Ventura County after the assemblies on Wednesday when students decided they prefer- red victory work to afternoon schooling. That Jim Shiells has revealed the secret of his car's success. Accord- ing to latest reports, banana oil helps every part to function better, as well as supplying a certain "bana.naie" fragrance. Ask Jim for the formula. On The Sports Front- Although a glum football-less sports schedule is in view this year, the sports editor decided to look in on the different gym classes to see what was doing under the new ath- letic program. The boys health classes are doing ring work these days. Some funny things happen when the boys take to the bars and rings. Roy Johnson, in the sixth period gym class, was trying to do a cut-a-way on the rings. Roy got a trifle tangled, and when he finally let loose, he drop- ped right into the arms of Mr. Big- ger. It doesn't happen to everyone! George Potter was also seen trying to do a push-up, and while still in the air, clap his hands. The boys are making up for the lack of varsity football by some fast touch games. In one pre-game warm up, Unc Carter had a pillow to block in blocking practice. The pillow?-Richard Neve. - Scene: Football field. Time: Sixth period. Characters: Members of boys' six- th period gym class. The two touch football teams are lined up for the kick off. There it is! Jack Schleimer gets it on his own goal line. He runs up to the fifteen yard line and then jigs back to his own ten yard line. Don Tay- lor tags him there. On the next play, Earl Higgins tags the passer on the one-yard line. The bell ends the game, but not before Red Brown ,is tagged in his own end zone for a safety. Final score: South 2, North 0. ' . Q HAS IT- That the Freshman are going to get initiated after all. Patriotic Seniors feel that Freshmen should be required to bring -at least 20 pounds of scrap metal. 0 I O That Bill Dorman declared, in a recent address to a school club, that he prefers WAACS to WAVES. Ac- cording to Bill, WAVES have blis- ters from rowing, battleship hands from scrubbing decks, wash-maids knees, and they are much too mus- eum. On nie other hand, waacs keep in good condition by march- ing several mlles a day and by joy riding in Jeeps. That Bart Swopes is menacing the faculty with his beet knife. Said Bart as he showed the blade to Miss Hansen, "It's the best way I know to guarantee an 'A', don't you think?" 0 O O That the boys around school spent the morning on Friday trying to detennine the weight of the piece of scrap metal brought by Virginia Ke:-by. WHO'S WHO How much do you know about our school's leading citizens? Not very much, probably, so lets' have some introductions. The spotlight this week is turned on our versatile Student Body pres- ident, Don Taylor. Don was born here in Fillmore on May 15, 1925. He is one of the brown-haired, brown eyed Taylor twins. His bro- ther Wallace is Commissioner of Athletics. Don's main interest, of course, is in leading the Student Body. His duties are many and varied. Be- sides presiding over assemblies and Student Council meetings, Don must have a knowledge of school laws, and of the activities, classes, and organizations within the school. Sports hold second place in his interest. He is a letterman, and has played on the varsity football and basketball teams. As a Sophomore, Don was the secretary-treasurer of his class, and a member of the track squad. His ambition is to be event- ually a coach of high school sports. Showing a fine spirit of coopera- tion, our Student Body president was one of the first to register for after school work, and now, as throughout the summer, he is pick- ing lemons. If you don't already know him, get acquainted with our Student Body President. He's an all around good fellow. . Schoolroom Boners- The reason a balloon ascends is because the law of gravity is turned upside down. , A millenium is something like a centennial, only it has more legs. N. FILLMORE .IOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Copa de Oro Edition News Flashes Vol. V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, October 28, 1942 No. 5 Workers For Victory Total 82 Per Cent 'The senior high students deserve a pat on the back for the way in which they have turned out for victory work. 252 out of the 307 people enrolled in grades nine to twelve are working at some job in the community." This was Mr. Neuman's compliment to the boys and girls of Fillmore when he was asked to comment on the effective- ness of the new school schedule. Fillmore' Forum Series Features Noted Men The 1942 Forum series to be held in the Fillmore High School Audi- torium will feature many outstand- ing speakers. Beginning on October 27, Alonzo Baker will speak on "Will the Am- erican Way of Life Survive this War?" "What About a Pacific Charter?" will be the topic for No- vember 1O, with Ellis L. Spackman representing the American stand- point, Miles Manders, representing Britain, and Dr. Theo. Chen, rep- resenting China. Lon Jones will speak on November 24 concerning "The Role of Australia in This War", and Hillis Lory will close the series on December 1 with the timely sub- ject, "The Nipponese Network." Weigh ln For Fun On l-lallowe'en It will pay to be thin on Hallo- we'en evening, because your weight will determine how much you'll have to pay to go to the F. F. A. Annual Barn Dance. At the gym- nasium door you will be "weighed iq" and your weight divided by two. The result will be your price of admission to the dance. No one will be charged more than sixty cents, and in case of couples, the lightest one will'be weighed. Four prizes will be awarded for costumes-two for the best western dress-ups, fone boy and one girll, and two for the best farm costume. The gym will be converted into a barn, with clever decorations. Knight's Flashes will provide the music. For a gay old time, come and "swing your partner" at the Hal- lowe'en barn dance. It's a good way to jitter-bug the goblins away. FILLMORE BOYS SERVE IN NAVY As yesterday, October 27, was Navy Day, the NEWS FLASHES is publishing a list of the men in the Navy who have gone to Fillmore High at one time or another. Robert Robertson is serving in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy. The United States Naval Air Corps claims, as its members, Rich- ard Mayhew, Clyde Spencer, Robert Wallace, Lloyd Michel, Wesley Nich- ols, Ed Case, Donald Mayhew, J. Anthony Leon, and O'Neil1 Osborn. Robert Greaves, Fred Padelford, Albert Riesgo, Paul Arundell, Har- ry Felsenthal, Jr., Harold Faubion, Robert Fairbanks, Berwyn Maxwell, Bill Manning, Jack Russell, Leo Leiberknecht, Wayne Brown, Ken- neth France, Harry Peyton, Ray- mond Warren, John Leon, George Weaver, Jack Ellsworth, Jack Sund- quist, Gerald Sweeney, Dick Wilson, Wallace Robinson, Fred Duckett, John Fairbanks, Delfino Mendez, Majior Busick, George "Scotty" Davis, Gail Cochran, Elbert Van Orsdol, Harold Hoppe and Arthur Currier, are serving the United States Navy on far flung battle fronts. Leo Anlauf and John Swartz are in the Naval Reserve, while Harold Osborn is in the aviation free gun- nery school. John Jones, Albert Marple, Her- bert Carter, Dwight Carter, George Hanna, Ronald Zimmerman, Bill Case, and Kenneth Stewart are at the Naval Training School. f Fillmore High Plans Victory Corps Throughout the nation, high school students are organizing Victory Corps to prepare for more effective participation in production and Throughout the nation high school students are organizing Victory volunteer organization open to high school students of all races, colors and creeds who freely volunteer for service according to their experience and age. Keeping in step with other schools throughout the United States, Fillmore High is organizing a Victory Corps. Alaskan Educator Tells Ot War In The North "Alaska-the Land of Beauty" was the topic of a speech given by Dr. L. L. Wirt, in the auditorium, Thursday, third period. Dr. Wirt was the former superintendent of schools in Alaska and was well qualified to speak. Dr. Wirt told how the United States Air Force had driven the two Aleutian Islands, Japs from and were trying to dislodge them from a third. He told how the new Alaska Highway, built to carry sup- plies frorn the U. S. to Alaska, was completed in record time. He said it was one of the greatest engineer- ing feats in history. The Japs were poised to strike at Siberia and the United States when the Air Force beat them to the punch. Dr. Wirt also related his own ex- perience in building a school in Alaska. They were carrying sup- plies for a school, from Siberia to Alaska. A storm upset the boat, but the lumber washed ashore and they soon had enough to build one building. Local merchants gave him books, desks and other school supplies, and soon the school was opened. The Corps will aim to train youth for war service that will come after they leave school by giving special work in classroom and shop, and to organize active participation of youth in community war effort while still in school. This will in- clude the efforts of students in the scrap drive, and the work program. There will be five divisions in which students may enroll: 1. The Air Service Division will be under the direction of Mr. W. A. Ross. This course is to begin pre- liminary preparation for service as aviation cadets or ground crew in the Air Corps. 2. The Sea Service Division will be directed by Mr. William McKin- ney. This course begins preliminary preparation for service in a branch of the Navy or Merchant Marines. 3 The Land Service Division will give preparation for service in some branch of the Army ground forces. Mr. Glenn Stull will be the director. 4. The Production Service Divi- sion will be directed by Mr. Walter Stewart. This will give courses for service in war industry, agriculture, or some essential civilian occupa- tion. ' 5. Community Service, with Miss Marie Schibsby directing, will give preparation for service in the com- munity or other service occupations, such as teaching, nursing, medicine, stenography, bookkeeping, -home- making, home nursing, or nutrition. There are certain requirements which must be met to qualify for membership in each of these divsis- ions. These requirements will be announced later. Many students are qualified now for membership in one division, Mr. Bigger reports. One of the requirements for all di- visions is Physical Fitness. Military drill is also required. A community advisory commit- tee composed of Mrs. Edith Moore Jarrett, Mrs. Susie Peyton, and Mr. Arthur Taylor will help direct the organization for our high school. Mr. Jesse Hawley and Mr. Harry Bigger will be ex-officio members. PAQ-,gg - NEWS FLASHES october 28 1942 NEWS HASHESL Published Every Week By Students of FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California Editor: Carol Young. Assistant Editor: Dick Patterson. Reporters: A. Ellis, M. Jackson, L. Knutson, G. McCool, C. Morton, H. Morton, R. Rihbany, B. Seams, D. Taylor, W. Taylor, L. Wal- lace, Miss E. Elser, Adviser. Printers: George Moore, William Adams, Victor Kemper, and Mr. W. Stewart, Adviser. 1 'Tlm Eclllton Santa There is a war to be wong a war for survival, a war which demands unstinted work and sacrifice and devotion from everyone of us. A modern army is made up of specialists. Out of every 100 soldiers, 63 are specialists. In all branches of the armed forces, and in all types of defense work, specialists are vitally important. Young men and women are needed who have been trained to do a certain job, to do it well. Training for special types of work must begin in high school, if high school stu- dents are to be ready for specialized work after graduation. This means that boys should be taking courses they will need in the armed services, preparing for a certain field of work. It means that girls should be preparing for industrial occupa- tions, or be ready to take the place of men in stores, offices, and essential community services. To help students prepare for specialized work, and to coordinate student effort in the war program, Victory Corps are being formed throughout the nation. Such an organiza- tion is being formed in Fillmore High, and each of us, by meeting certain qualifications, can become a member of the Victory Corp. This is one of the biggest plans that has ever been launched in our school. Letis give it lots of support! ,,-,L,l.....i--- P.-T. A. Holds Pot-luclt The P.-T. A. held a pot-luck din- ner in the Fillmore High School gym on Tuesday, October 20. Mrs. Susie Peyton, president of this year's P.-T. A. group, presided over the meeting which followed. She introduced Mr. Hawley who outlined the school and work pro- gram, presenting its problems and complexities to the parents. He later introduced Mr. Neuman who spoke on the labor situation, the issuance of work permits, and jobs available at present. Giving the ranchers' viewpoint was Mr. Forbes, who commended the students and faculty for their cooperation. Mrs. Peyton emphasized that P.-T. A. members should do their part in the war effort by taking first aid and nutrition courses, and by assist- ing in the care of children during air raids, if and when they occur. Mr. Stull, director of Adult Educa- tion, told about the 1942 Forum pro- gram to be started soon. Girls' League Chooses Representatives Elections for a new Girls' League secretary and class representatives will be held October 29 in the girls' gym classes. The executive board of the Girls' League, consisting of Evelyn Hickox, president, Elaine Smith, vice-president, and Jane Pressey, treasurer, has nominated candidates for these positions at a meeting held October 22. Natalie Harthorn, Virginia Brady, Lucile Broderson and Lois Wallace were suggested for secretary. Those nominated for class rep- resentatives are Geneva Taylor, Frances Trout, Natalie Holts, and Grace Austin for the twelvth gradeg Ann Williams, Patty Henry and Estelle Hicks for the eleventh gradeg Betty King, Natalie I-Iarthorn, Gen- elle McFadden, and Bonnie Maier for the tenth grade, and Carol Howard, Claire Graffer and Laura- belle Jones for the ninth grade. The eighth grade nominees are Pat Jones, Jackie Hampson, Velma Boatright, and Anita Peyton. Seven- th graders up for election are Doro- thy Dorman, Gertrude Gathright, and Shirley Morris. HUMOR HAS IT That the seventh and eighth grade girls are squabs, the freshmen are quail, the sophomores are doves, the juniors are pigeons, and the seniors are hens. 8 Q 0 That the Swing-band's Drummer is going to be sworn into the Naval Reserve Thursday, October 29. That Bob Gazzaway got? 100'Z1 in his first solo flying test at Prescott, Arizona. l I C That Jane Dryden is the Student Body stand's chief patronizer. Be- sides mtisfying her own appetite, she buys 7-11 bars every day to feed her horse. O O l That Rosie Rihbany has a steady heart throb. During the Physical exams recently, the doctor said she has the "best heart in school." That Anne Lidamore could raise the dead with her new shoes. U I I That the F. F. A. boys are putting the girls in an embarrassing position by weighing them in for the dance. O O O That Evelyn Hiickox buys her fingemails at the "dime store". O l 0 That Marjorie Walsh and Eva Davis walked over six miles home after work. O O O That Mr. Ross is trying to find five boys to take photography sixth period so that work on the annual can begin. They must have Some past experience in this field. t U O That some of the teachers were asking Mr. Knight, why the orches- tra plays the same music all the time. Mr. Knight's reply was, "It's not the same, they're different every day." Result of First Four Weeks of Defense Stamps Sales Who's Who Making her bow this week is Betty Jean Hardison, our Student Body Vice President. She's the tall, blonde-haired girl you'll find in most of our school activities. Born in Fillmore, Betty has spent her 17 years here, living near the Sani- tary Dairy, which her father owns. Taking the place of the presi- dent, in his absence, and welcom- ing women visitors to our school are her main responsibilities on the Student Council. Betty ranks righ in scholastic standing and has been a member of the Scholarship Society throughout her junior and senior high school yers. She is interested mainly in Commercial subjerts, belongs to the Commercial Club, and plans to go on into secretarial and stenographic work after graduation." She is sec- retary of the Senior Tri-Y group, and secretary-treasurer of Pi Theta. You've probably seen "busy Bet- ty" riding to school on horseback. Horses are her main interest outside of school activities. She not only rides a great deal, but also collects minature horse statuettes and pins. Part of her summer vacation was spent on a dude ranch, where she reports having a fine time. Photo- graphy is another of her interests. She keeps a record in pictures of her various trips and activities. Music is the hobby that Betty shares with the Student Body. As- sembly-goers last year will remem- ber the many times that they were entertained by Betty and her ac- cordion. Betty's Victory work is done in the Sanitary Dairy stand, where she takes charge after school and on Saturdays. Two older sisters and a brother have graduated from Fillmore High, leaving Betty to be the "last of the Hardisons" at dear old Alma Mater. Russell, her brother, is a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. ' Next time you go down the hall, watch for your versatile vice-presi- dent. Copa de Oro A FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL i News Flashes Vol. V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, November 4, 1942 No. 6 Class Otticers Chosen Three class meetings last week brought to an end the elections for class officers to serve this year. The Junior class held a meeting on October 28 to choose its leaders for the school year. The race for president between Ben Klotz and Lucile Brodersen was very close. Ben was elected to the position after a second voting. Dorothy Alice Burson was elected vice-presi- dent. Glen Mayhew secretary, and Patty Henry, treasurer. The Juniors also discussed their class rings. Students will find a display of the rings in the adminis- tration building. Harold Brown is the new Soph- omore Class president. Helping him are Harold Southwick, vice-presi- dent, Mary Webb, secretary, and Margaret McGregor treasurer. The Sophomore election was held in the high school auditorium, Thursday, October 29. Not to be outdone by upper class- men, the Freshman class chose Ed Carter as president, Pal Tucker as vice-president, Veda Vest as sec- retary, and Katie Elkins as treasurer at a Freshman class meeting on Fri- day morning. F. F. A Annual Dance Held On Hallowe'en With pumpkins. hay. jack-o-lan- terns and saddles' decorating the gymnasium on Hallowe'en night, Saturday October 31. merrymakers at the F. F. A. barn dance, danced to the music of Knights Flashes and entertained themselves during the intermission by bobbing for apples and listening to Betty Jean Hardison plav her accordion. Pigeons were awarded to Jean Clanton and Charles Harbison as prizes for the best farm costumes. Those receiving candy as prizes for the best cowboy costumes were Patsy Spangler and Jack Schleimer. Prizes of grapejuice were award- ed to the two "heavy-weights", Red Brown and Natalie I-larthorn. The appropriate prize of candy was awarded to Jack Warren and Basima Simmons for being "light- weightsn. The refreshment committee for the dance consisted of Eugene Lloyd, chairman, Bill Bishop and Dick Turk. Red Brown headed the decoration committee with Bill Campbell, Harold Brown, Junior Cochran, Jack Schleimer. Bill Dor- man and Buck Basolo as helpers. Fillmore High Band Appears At Forum The Fillmore High School Band made its first appearance at the Forum Tuesday night, October 27. The Band's program included the marches "Prestige" and "Four- square." Then came the overture, "At the Stockade." Solos in Gersh- win's "The Man I Love" were by Roy Johnson, Buck Basolo, Ben Klotz, Phil Romain, and J. D. Nease. The boys in the band this year are: Phil Romain. Bill Dorman, Jim Shiells. Bill Walsh, Dick Baker, Tom Wileman, Curtis Bell, Lyman Ellis, Carl Elkins, and Bernard Hol- ley. Other boys include: Lloyd Per- kins, Bernard DeFever, Bill Hardi- son, Bill Stocker, Clyde Morton, Hoyt Brodersen, Ben Artalejo, Billy Thompson, Dick Mosbarger, and Everett Brady. Also in the band are Tom Nelson, Ben Klotz, Lesley Burson, Jim El- liott, Wilford Cooper, Dean Greg- ory. Buck Basolo, Roy Johnson, Chappy Morris, Glen Mayhew, Sid Peyton, Freeman Hicks, Junior Siegler, Eugene Finnell, Jack Sch- leimer. Jack Casner, Bob Mutch and Harold Haynes. Five New Students Join F. U. H. S. ln the last few days Fillmore High School has received five more new students. Bill Cochran, a sen- ior. has returned from Kemper Military Academy. Pallie Hensley, a junior, has arrived from Tala- hina, Oklahoma, Peggy Gunter, also a junior, comes from Rexroate, Okla- homa, Cassie Hensley, a freshman, transferred from Talahina, Okla- homa, and Helen Weller, an eighth grader, comes from Glendale. Scrap Drive Ends New One Starts During the scrap drive, which of- ficially ended Saturday, October 24, Fillmore High School collected about eight tons of scrap. Seventy- five per cent of this is to be turned over to the City of Fillmore. Mr. Fors hopes to have the pile of metal off the school grounds by the fifth of November, so that the school may launch its own scrap drive, from which it will receive all the profits. Natalie Harthorn, aided by her father, last week collected about 200 pounds of scrap for the Fill- more Scrap drive. She found most of the metal along the banks of the Sespe and Santa Clara rivers, and along Pole Creek. Much of the 200 pound total was rubber. Some of the articles were: rubber heels off of more than 400 pairs of shoes, garden hoes, rubber toys, tires and tubes, and hot water bottles. She also found quite a lot of iron. Neil Thompson, senior, and Bill Thompson, eighth grader, picked up some scrap from the Dewey Thompson service station. Virginia and Chappie Morris turned in parts of cars from the William L. Morris garage. The scrap drive proved 10092 successful from Mr. Casier's eighth grade class, according to Eugene Clowdus, reporter. The classes chose sides and the losing side had to treat the winning side to an ice cream bar. Each person had to bring at least five pounds of metal to qualify. However, some of the more patriotic students brought metal three and four times. The side led by Edmond Samples won the contest and the ice cream bars. Victory Corps Divisions Will Prepare Students To Help War Ettort How can we of Fillmore High School take an active part in the war? We have all been wondering felt helpless and this. We have useless-that we weren't doing our war stamps and part. We buy bonds, we work in the fields, and yet there is a feeling that we should be taking a more active part. High school girls no longer need to quit school and work in war in- dustries, and high school boys no longer should quit school to join the Navy or some other branch of service in order to feel that they are doing their part. The United States Government has recognized the desire of high school students to identify themselves with the war effort and has asked high schools all over the country to adopt the High School Victory Corps. This organization will not only train us for war service after graduation, but will also provide for our active participation in the comrnunity's war effort while we are still in school. The High School Victory Corps is composed of junior divi- sions of oiu' war services. For ex- ample. the Air Service Division is a pre-flight training similar to that given at Navy and Army bases. In like manner, the Sea Service Divi- sion trains students for more valu- able service in the Navy and Coast Guard. Similarly, the high schools of the nation will become the train- ing bases for the various branches of the Army under the Land Service Division. Girls are not forgotten in this program. Since they are needed to operate our war indus- tries and community services, the Production Service Division, and the Community Service Division are included for training in these fields. The Government urges us not to quit school, but to continue our studies under the Victory Corps so that we may not only better serve our country after graduation, but also serve our community and country while in school. Enlist in the Victory Corps now! ' THE FILLMORE BOND BOX Total War Stamps and Bonds sold this year .... 8200.45 Stamps and Bonds Sold Thursday, Oct. 29 ...... .... S 82.10 Total up to October 30 .... 8282.55 Fe F PAGE 2 S NEWS FLASHES November 4, 1942 NEWJSHASHES Published Every Week By Students of FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL I Fillmore, California Editor: Carol Young. 4 Assistant Editor: Dick Patterson. Reporters: A. Ellis, M. Jackson, L. Knutson, G. McCool, C. Morton, H. Morton, R. Rihbany, B. Seams, D. Taylor, W. Taylor, L. Wal- laee, Miss E. Elser. Adviser. - ' ' Printers: George Moore, William Adams, Victor Kemper, and Mr. W. A Stewart, Adviser. :Tho Cclliton .Saga I Many of the fellows in our school have already "joined upi' with the armed services and several of the girls have left .school to go into defense work. We speak of our classmates "going into the service of our country." Actually, we are all in the service of our country. In this war, farmers, factory workers, or students are as important in the war effort as the men on the battle-field. They're the people 'behind the men behind the guns. As students, we are serving by preparing ourselves to take our places in the armed forces, in' industry or agriculture, in community service, or in college, after our graduation! All branches of the armed services are calling for men who have had a high school education, men who are trained. Defense plants need girls who, in high school, pre- pared for their work. The newly organized Victory Corps will give us an op- portunity to prepare for this war service. Get behind it and give it your support. Letis go scrap hunting, so the Yanks can go Jap hunting! The amount of scrap that has already been brought in is just a sample of the metal to be found around the country. Many sources of scrap have not yet been reported. , Let's not give anyone a chance to say that Fillmore High students are not interested enough in the ,war effort to help collect valuable scrap metal. Keep the scrap flying! Y HUMOR HAS IT , That Dorothy Alice Burson's post- ersadvertising the Forum had NO ADMISSION in large letters. Some of the parents wondered whether they should come or not. ws. That Mr. McKinney's fifth period class land Mr. McKinney tool de- cided it was more fun to eat candy than todiscuss Congress. can That Byron Kemper was sup- posedly very surprised when the shotgun he wasiplaying with went off, knocking a light socket out of place and' blowing a hole through the wall. l U l That the Sea Scouts are beginning a new chapter, which will include an, advance training of, Navy life and also the fundamentals, of Navy training., It's'lots of fun, :is well as study. O' "f x f ' A , , That Miss Aitchison retumed home one' evening to find both screen doors hooked. She is sure she didn't crawlout thewindow. That several Freshmen. girls de- cided to celebrate, Hallowe'en about a week early. They. even. had the nerve to tryto sell the "borrowed" watermelons to the people who owned them. ' a Q c ,. That even though he was just a big dummy, the figure seen hanging' in .the hall last week attracted a lot, of attention from both boys and girls. Leave it to the F. F. A. to advertise! , ' l U C That'Lucile Brodersen has the "most jmis-spelled" name in the school. Students, teachers, and everyone except Lucile insists on spelling her name Lucile Broder- son., S A f On +he'Spori's Front Fillmore High School held a pre- view of the coming basketball ,sea- son when about sixteen fellows practiced Friday night, October 16, in the gym. Mr. McKinney, basket- ball coach, is helping them, and there is some pretty good material lined up. The fellows weren't try- ing out for positions on the team, however. They were just getting into shape and practicing their shots. A The material this year looks fine. Wad and Don are the only return- ing first stringers from last year, but it looks as if Roy Johnson is going to make a good guard. John- son had a knee injury last year which kept him out of action. Ralph Caballero, last year's "B" teamxstar, has improved considerably, and looks like a real comer. .Chet Strif- ler and Don Mosbarger, also with last year's "B" team, have also im- proved, and are going to spell trou- ble- for their opponents. Other fellows out for practice were: Bernard Holley, Earl Higgins, John Munoz, Elias Caba1lero,'Jim Elliott, Ed Carter, Leon Blythe, Har- old Southwick, Jarnes tSmittyJ Smith, and George Aguirre. O O O Basketball is' sun in doubt. A league meeting will have to be held to decide that. This meeting will take place about a week be- fore basketball season is supposed to start. ,In .that way they' can dis- cuss the latest developments. No more swimining! That was what 'sent 'the sixth period gym class into hysterics last Monday. From now on there will be foot- ball twice a week, apparatus twice a week, and military drill once a week. Each gym class will also have to run around the track once or twice before going to the show- ers. -.ii . Girls' League Elecis Class Representatives 'The results of the Girls' League election were announced Friday by Miss Julia Rodgers, sponsor. Lois Jean Wallace, senior, was chosen to fill 'the vacant post of secretary on the executive board. The class rep- resentatives elected were: Frances T1-out for the twelfth grade: Estelle Hicks for the eleventh gradeg Ge- nelle McFadden for the tenth grade: Velma Boatwright for the eighth gradeg and Shirley Morris for the seventh grade. There will be a run- off electioni for tenth grade rep- resentative between Claire Graffer and Laurabelle Jones. J The Girls' League is the only or- ganisation in school where all the girls can work together. The execu- tive board and the class representa- tive are planning the year's program to include a dance, an assembly, Thanksgiving baskets, and Christ- mas trees. , 1 ' . -- '- 5 1. V WHO'S WHO The, fanfare this week blares be- fore the name of the A. S. B. sec- retary, Glen Mayhew. As secre- tary, his duties are to take the min- utes of the Student Council meet- ings and to correspond with other schools. Glen first saw the,light of day on December 14, 1925. -' Until three years ago, he lived a normal life, helping his family 'run the Mayhew Dairy. Then that fateful day came when that vicious dis- ease, polio, struck him in the left leg. Since then he has had to get around on crutchesj Glen is known and liked by everybody because of his bright and smiling face. He has come through on top sofar, and we know that it won't be long until he can walk without crutches. ' In the afternoons, Glen has been swimming in the plunge. He can swim two or three lengths free- style and one length underwater. Not only is Mayhew the secretary of the Associated Students, but he was recently elected secretary of the Junior Class. He is quite a musician, playing the bassoon in the band, and also playing the piano. Glen is a good student, having been in the C. S. F. since his soph- omore year. His major leans toward commercial work --' typing and shorthand. One thing we do know-he will succeed in whatever he does. We know that he will succeed because his past performance has shown that he has what it takes. Students of Fillmore High School, meet your secretary, a grand fellow-Glen Mayhew. Casier Tells Tri-Y Of Life ln Belgium Telling about his experiences as a boy in Belgium, Mr. Casier spoke to the Senior Tri-Y at Pauline-Herrh don's home last,Thursday evening. Mr. Casier was born near Flanders, Belgium and lived there during the last World War, before he came to America. Because of the heavy bombings of his city, he and' his family were evacuated to Brussels where they stayed for the duration. Said Mr. Casier, "We should be thankful for the privileges and' free- dom we enjoy in- America." ' ' Reports of committees were heard, and the meeting was adjourned. -i..l . G. A. A. NOTES .A A meeting for all G. A. A. mem- bers was held at noonfon- Friday. The meeting was called to order by the president, Carol Young, and Elaine Smith, secretary, read- the minutes of the last meeting. Plans were presented for the individual sports program to be started inthe near future.. . It .was also decided that extra G. A. A. points should be given to those girls doing .Vic- tory iwork. . A V Top Row: Miss Marie Schibsby, H. Brown, Miss Isabel Aitchison. Bottom Row: Mr. William McKinney, M. Webb, H. Southwick, M. McGregor. SOPHOMORE CLASS AIDS GREATLY IN VICTORY WORK PROGRAM The Sophomore Class proved that they could work with a will for victory when 67 out of 81 class members or 8296 turned out to take part in the fall victory work program. Their Spring Dance on April 16 highlighted the beginning of Easter vacation. The Sophomore Class chose Harold Brown as president, Harold Southwick as vice president, Mary Webb as secretary, and Margaret McGregor as treasurer to lead them through the '42 and '43 school year. Their advisers were Miss Isabel Aitchison, Mr. William McKinney, and Miss Marie Schibsby. FIRST PICTURE. Top Row: G. Gyarcia, P. Legan, A. Lidamore, M. McGregor, C. Garcia, D. Gregory. Middle Row: B. Hardison, N. Harthorn, M. I-Iuddleston, B. King, T. Griffin. Bottom Row: V. James, C. Huddleston, G. McFadden, L. Grady, J. Grafft, V. Kerby. SECOND PICTURE. Top Row: D. Turk, H. Navarro, B. Palmer, H. Morton, L. Perkins. Middle Row: J. Walker, B. Walsh, I. Mosbarger, P. Nelson, P. Neal, M. Neal, R. Pyle. Bottom Row: M. Pulido, M. Webb, J. Pressey, G. Mauck, B. Maier. THIRD PICTURE. Top Row: B. Bishop, H. Brown, E. Dominguez, J. Everson, A. Carrillo. Middle Row: M. Cappel, N. Carrillo. J. Dryden, B. Clapperton, N. Atchley, N. Baker, M. Cox. Bottom Row: C. Buchanan, E. Abel, W. Basolo, M. Elkins, E. Davis, W. Core. Sophomore Class Freshman Class Top Row: P. Tucker, E. Carter, Miss Enid Elser. Second Row: Mr. William Knight, Miss Eleanor Harajian, K. Elkins FRESHMEN ENTER HIGH SCHOOL: STAGE PIRATE DEN DANCE The Freshman Class guided by their class officers: Ed Carter, pres- ident, Pal Tucker, vice president, Veda Vest, secretary, and Katie Elkins, treasurer, gave a good account of themselves during their first high school year. Seventy-one percent of the Freshman Class took part in the victory work program carried on by the school this year. The freshmen were duly initiated on February 18 after many rumors as to when the event would take place. The Freshman Pirate Den Dance, March 20, proved to be one of the most successful ot the year. Class advisers were Miss Enid Elser, Miss Eleanor Harajian, and Mr. wiuiam Knight. Top Row: R. Wiley, K. Rogers, J. Schleimer, J. Riesgo, A. Wahl, J. Seigler, W. Thayer. Second Row: C. Rummans, A. Velasquez, M. Rawlins, A. Spangler, M. Smith, P. Tucker. Third Row: P. Spangler, E. Samples, V. Vest, E. Wilson, B. Richards, I. Ratliff, E. Suttle. FIRST PICTURE. Top Row: B. Artalejo, E. Caballero, Billy Durate, Alex Calzada, D. Gazzaway, E. Carter, D. Duckett, B. Basolo, H. Brodersen. -E. Boatright. Second Row: T. Carrillo, V. Acosta, C. Escamilla, B. Davis, V. Gazzaway, Jean Branson, B. Butler, G. Beebe, W. Cooper. Third Row: D. Downey, J. Grady, K. Elkins, J. Barden,, J. Forbes, C. Graffer, P, Gutier- rez, J. Elkins, L. Burson, C. Bell. BOTTOM PICTURE. Top Row: D. Jones, D. Maxwell, G. Harrison, C. Prescott, G. Potter, R. Munoz, H. Haase, G. Phipps. Second Row: V. Johnson, J. Perez, B. Nelson, S. Laird, B. Lopez, C. Martinez, R. Neve. Third Row: B. Mosbarger, C. Hensley, D. Peyton, L. Maxwell, V. Howe, D. Messer, J. Lesperance, A. Moreno. Fourth Row: E. Pitts, I. Phillips, B. Michel, L. Jones, C. Howard, M. Hansen, R1 Merry, M. Hicks. Eighth Grade Top Row: D. Gurrola, M. Moreno, L. Colomo, J. Stal- lings, G. Downey, G. Hunt. Second Row: R. Walker, B. Hope, E. Cardona, G. Robles, G. McHam, T. Wilson, F. Manes. Third Row: A. Renteria, L. Gomez, G. Bennett, P. Burroughs, L. Boughman, P. Jones, B. L. Cooper. Top Row: Miss Laurette Smith, C. Eastburn, Mr. John Honn. Second Row: S. Elder, N. Juarez. EIGHTH GRADE CLASS DOES ITS PART IN WAR DRIVES AND VICTORY WORK The eighth grade class started their year off by electing Charles Eastbum, president, Shirley Elder, vice president and Nellie Juarez, secretary. They have given active support to the China Relief drive, the stamp and bond sale, and the scrap drive. The eighth grade boys and girls have participated in the Friday night recreation night programs. During the victory work program, 30 out of 89 eighth graders helped farmers harvest their crops. Mr. Casier's homeroom was one of the first homerooms to get a miniature minute man flag for 100 percent ownership and buying of defense stamps. Advisors for the group were Mr. John Honn and Miss Laurette Smith. FIRST PICTURE Top Row: E. Clowdus, L. Ellis, E. Finnell, C. Vincent B. Banning, D. Wright, E. Samples. Second Row: A. Deeter, R. Ramirez, C. Mendez, E Caballero, B. Gazzaway, I. Veal, S. El- A der, E. Brady. Third Row: A. Carrillo, D. Newsum, D. Martin, H Torres, A.Elkins, B. Ilhareguy, B. Kerby B. Fisher, J. Armas. SECOND PICTURE. Top Row: W. Gonzalez, C. Deeter, F. Metcher, J. Da- vison, R. Vasquez, D. Cardona, R. Ramirez, Second Row: F. Wilson, M. Dominquez, A. Butler, V. Wilson, D. Kortan, A. Rummans, L. Mc- Cool. Third Row: M. Walsh, M. Atchley, P. Rickman, L. Wolf, M. Golonka, D. Fuller. THIRD PICTURE. Top Row: R. Veal, E. Hadley, G. Gonzalez, C. East- burn, T. Nelson, B. Thompson. ' Second Row: F. Burson, D. Clapperton, D. Mosbarger, B. Jones, R. Johnson, A. Peyton, A. Sallee, B. Cox, R. Hunt. Third Row: B. Ellis, M. Cardona, C. Renteria, N. Juarez, V. Boatright, F. Banuelos, N. Legan. S venth Top Row: C. I He Second Row: Third Row: C. co ba Bra witt. ser, P. Banks, E. Johnson, E. Rih- Grade Top Row: Miss Vera Fremlin, C. Morris, Mr. James Utter. Second Row: T. Dungan, D. Alvidrez. SEVENTH GRADERS COOPERATE IN STUDENT BODY ACTIVITIES P P Coming into the Fillmore Junior High, the seventh graders proved themselves able to cooperate in the student body activities. Thirty-three per cent of the seventh graders worked in the farm program. All con- tributed well to the scrap metal drive. They led in the Girls' League drive to collect gifts for soldiers. On open house night, the seventh graders gave a first-aid demonstra- tion. Both boys and girls participated in the events on recreation nights. Seventh graders also sang in the choir for the Christmas Pageant, and the class president, Chappie Morris, had one of the 1eading,roles. Miss Fremlin's homeroom won one of the first miniature minute man flags for 100 percent buying of war stamps and bonds. The following students were elected for offices: Chappie Morris won the presidency, Tom Dungan the vice presidency, and Dolores Alvidrez was elected secretary. Class advisers were Miss Vera Fremlin and Mr. James Utter. Morris, D. Gonzalez, J. Tovias, J. dley, F. Dungan, B. Wallace, J. C B. William, I. Adcock, P. Gurrola, A N. Mendez, M. Lovato, A. Ramirez, E. Guerrero, L. Dominguez, J. Sut- tle. Sotelo, M. Mazon, E. Files, M. Al- ny. FIRST PICTURE Top Row: R. Renteria, L. Wolf, C. Thomas, G Moreno, D. Wilson, T. Perez, T. Hicks Second Row: J. Murguia, R. Baker, D. Jackson, E Riesgo, A. McDonald, B. Simmons H. Bradley. C. Thompson, S. Gar- mica. Third Row: D. Salinas, J. McGuire, M. Torres, B. Fernandez, J. Robinson, B. Dobbs, H. Dool, G. Becerra. SECOND PICTURE. Top Row: R. Valdez, D. Alcozar, D. Dryer, E. Ilhrareguy, K. Bentley, H. McFadden, S. Merry. Second Row: N. Breshears, A. Valdivia, I. Wilson, M. Ybarra, M. Galvan, P. Gonzalez, F. Limon, K. Everson. Third Row: R. Winslow, E. Caballero, D. Dorman, E. Cochran, N. Davison, B. Hensel, E. Rihbany, S. Morris. THIRD PICTURE. Top Row: J. Rios, T. Winslow, F. Real, L. Do- minguez, S. Martinez. Second Row: L. Lombard, G. Hadley, R. Fisher, J. Scott, J. Brockus, F. Campbell, J. Fansler, H. Inman, L. Lemons. Third Row: B. McGuire, I. Boyer, E. Videgain, A. Tapia, G. Gathright, J. Richards, D. Alvidrez, B. Mora. N 7 I 4 V Letterman and L LETTERMEN CLUB TAKES LEAD IN SPORTS Although the Lettermen Club did not function as a club this year, its members have participated in all sports this year. Four of the five basketball cap- tains of the senior intramural lea- gue were lettermen, so the club has taken the leading part in the in- tramural league program this year. Chet Strifler was the president of the club. LETTERWOMEN LEAD IN G. A. A. This year's Letterwornen Club has made up in quality what it has lacked in quantity. Although it has not functioned as a separate club, the members have been active in girls' athletics and many of them have held offices in G. A. A.. Team captains for basketball, volleyball, and speedball have been, for the most part, Letterwomen. The Father-Daughter Banquet was held May 5 and the Athletic Ban- quet, highlight of the athletic year, was held later the same month. Due to the war and added em- phasis upon physical fitness, the girls' athletic program for 1942-43 further emphasized marching, com- mando training and calisthetics, in addition to the regular sports pro- gram. Letterwomen LETTERMEN TOP ROW:J. Taylor, B. Holley, D. Gage, D. Mosbar ger, C. Strifler, H. Southwick, E. Higgins, R. Johnson. SECOND ROW: H. Romero, J. Elliott, H. Hicks, D. Taylor, B. Dorman, J. Schleimer, B. Klotz, B. De- Fever. THIRD ROW: P. Romain, T. Smith, E. Dominguez, E. Ellis, H. Navarro, C. Harbison, R. Caballero, B. Stocker. LETTERWOMEN TOP ROW: J. Petersen, V. Patterson, M. Eastburn, G. Lewis. SECOND ROW: I. J. Smith, P. Mosbarger, T. Moraga, K. Taylor, B. M. Elkins, P. Huddleston, M. J Fansler. THIRD ROW: H. Carrillo, F. Trout, G. Austin, C. Bennett, L. Brodersen, B. J. Massey. Copa de Oro FILLMORE .TOINTNUNION HIGH SCHOOL Edition , V di. F i 4 F V Vol. Vu Fillmore, California, Tuesday, 'November 10, 1942 No. 7 'H -' , V3 ' ll A I Q if I 'lf it The Victor Cor 's mobilizing thi we it Fillmor Union High WCRK FOR V'CTORY His" Sem' Dismissed iclilliiiflipilii ihfiltliiiif iisfzz .1T.iHi."i'.?Z "" H ' A For Armistice Day going into the service or into srgduition on the hong! front. Arlvy Fillmore - t . Mr. Charles Neuman last week complimented the students of Fill- more high for the grand work they have been -doing in the fields. How- ever, Mr. Neuman went on to say: 'Students are beginning to slow down in their backing of the work program. Let's not allow. this 'vic- tory' program' to slacken as it is vitally important. At the present time this school is setting an ex- ample for other schools in this part df the stateq Almost every day we have visitor who comes toifind out how we 'H are able to maintain cur school work and our victory work as Ewell. Employers in this vicinity are enthusiastic about the work that we are doing, so instead of slowing up at the present time, everyone should do a little extra to harvest the crops in the field." 'The bean, walnut, and tomato harvest is almost over, and every- one who' helped with these crops should join' in the harvesting. of lemons. The lemon harvest is about two months behind schedule. If we can get behind this program now, we will be able to benefit the com- munity and the school." "changes -in' the basic pay for picking lemons will make it 'pos- sible for students toearn a consid- erable amount ofmoney. Instead of the old 28 and 8 rate, the schedule is as follows: ' A A 5 S Picking 'tops 28 cents per hour and .17 per box. Pickingentire tree '28 cents per hour and .14 per box. Picking bottoms 28 cents per hour and .11 per box. Seventh Grader Aids in Scrap Drive Stanley Merry, seventh grader, is credited 'with collecting more ,than five hundred pounds of scrap for the Fillmore High School scrap drive. The scrap was given tohim by Mrs. Marple and Mr. Amrhine. The scrap included, among other items, an old model Chrysler. . . A total of at least ten tons of Scrap. has been collected during the drivef s Armistice Day, November lljwill be at h01iaay,"f9rQreachers and stu- dents. ' . 'This is the first Armistice Day in several years that students 4of7Fill- more High School have-not attended a football game between the Fill- more Flashes and the rival Santa Paula Cardinals. 'Instead of attending thevannual football game, the students will con- tinue their Victory Work in fields to help Uncle Sam win the-, biggest fight of all. ' 1? l? Senior Sweaters Chosen Senior sweaters were displayed and modeled at a class meeting held sixth period on Wednesday. Roy Johnson, class president, opened the meeting by explaining the types and prices of the sweaters. Mable Jackson. Lois' Wallace, Geneva Tay- lor, and Margaret Maxwell modeled the girls' sweaters. Red Br'own and Sid Peyton modeled "for the boys. By' the 'resulk of a vote taken Thursday, the: sweaters will be light blue. Red Letter Day . This is a red letter day for Fill- more High, as you'll see by the color of this week's News Flashes. We're "painting the paper red" to show you how proud ' we are of the amount of bonds and stamps owned by our school. 'Sl9.l34.10 worth of war bonds and stamps! This is the amount owned by students. teachers, and employees of Fillmore Union High School, ac- cording to a recent survey. This includes the S500 bond purchased by the Student Body last year. Reports show that last Thursday, November 5, 5224.95 worth of war bonds and stamps weresold. Elaine Smith bought a S50 bond and Ches- ter Strifler bought two S50 bonds. "This is a record of which we may all be proud," says Principal Haw- ley, "It should encourage us to raise the record each week." I A Union High School student who will reach the age of 17 this school year, or is a junior or senior, is eligible to belong- to the victory corps, if he can meetthe stiff requirements. The younger boys and girls willvbe able to wor'k"t'owards a membership. The five special victory corps divisions are listed below. The starred items in each- division must be included in the member's program. Pros- pective members are required to present plans and preparations for taking :at least three of the requirements, in their respective divisions. COMMUNITY SERVICE DIVISION g 1. Enrollment in courses leading toward a profession. 2. Enrollment in homemaking or commercial courses. X - , . 3. Engaged in part-time work, paid or voluntary, in some form of com- ' munity service. .- '4. Enrollment in physical fitness and military drill. PRODUCTION DIVISION. 1. Enrollment in courses preparing for work in agriculture. 2. Enrollment in definite trade or industrial courses. - '3. Enrollment in physical fitness and military drill. , 4. Engaged in part-time work, paid or voluntary, in some form of production. ' SEA SERVICE DIVISION. A A ' 'l. Enrollment in high school mathematics, preferably through trigo- nometry. , . . - , 2. Enrollment in one year of high school '3. Enrollment in physical fitness and mil 4. Enrollment in a course in the elements of navigation. - 5. Enrollment in one or more shop cours LAN SERVICE D SION D IVI, . .. "1. Enrollment in one year of high school in shop! mathematics' i V ' ' science, preferably physics. itary drill. ES. mathematics, or its equivalent E 2. Enrollment in one , year of Forum Will Feature I- high Schoftl labofaiofy Sci' . 1 Q ence, or its equivalent in sh0p A. B. C. Discussion e science. , ' "What about a Pacific Charter?" '3. Enrollment 'in physical fit- will be the topic of discussion to- ness and militaryldrlll. E night, at the second in the series ,4, Enrolhnent in one or more 0f4f0I'Ul'llS at SCl'l0O1 Hlldl' . Special prejnduction torxum. This A. B. C. Forum will '5' Enrollment in one or more feature an American, a Britisher, and a Chinese professor. The Am- erican, Ellis L. Spackman, is 'a radio shop courses. , ' AIR SERVICE DIVISION. ' I commentator, and a world traveler. 1- Enfoument in I one year of The Britisher, Miles Manders, has high School PhYSicS and thx' lived in'London and is a radio com- Yealis of high School' mathe- mentator. Dr. Theodore Chen is a matics- ' professor at U. S. C. 2. Enrollment in a course inau- 'l'hose interested are urged to at- tomotive mechanics, radio, tend. ,There will be no admission electricity, or 'a vocational charge. shop course, which gives pre- -------. liminary preparation for Ber- . ' in , m 'n Spanish Club Meets , :ingot and N' To Elect Officers -a. Enrollment in pre-night aero- The second year Spanish class nautics' 'A held a meeting recently to organize '4- Em'011m2nt, in Dl1Y8l08l nf' the Spanish club for this year. The ' ' new and mllifafl' drill- ' officers elected were Bemard Hol- Application blanks forthe Vice ley, president and Elaine Smith sec- 'tory Corp have been madewup, and refary-treasurer. ' , A they will be fiuedbuf this week. ' x PAGE 3 p S NEWS FLASHES t November 10, 1942 NEWS FLASHES Published Every Week By Students of FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California Editor: Carol Young. Assistant Editor, Dick Patterson. Exchange: Gerald McCool. Sports: Don Taylor. Feature: Lois Wallace and Bernice Seams. Reporters: Red Brown, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, Rosie Rihbany, Wallace ' , Taylor, and Miss Enid Elser, Adviser. Printers: George Moore, William Adams, Victor Kemper, and Mr. Walter Stewart, Adviser. .1.. ...1...-1.1 'Tlm Ecliton .Saga Tomorrow is Armistice day. It should mean more to us this year than ever before, for we are honoring those who are fighting today as well as the men of the last war. Also, we are looking ahead now to another Armistice Day, when the fighting of the present world conflict will end. After Armistice comes the planning for peace. It has been said that in the last war we "won the war, but lost the peace." Will it be the same after this war? Will another faulty peace treaty be made that will lead to new world dis- agreements? Must we fight another terrible war in the usual period of twenty years? These are the questions we are asking on this Armistice Day. If our hopes for a peaceful world are to be realized, we must begin thinking and planning now for a just peace. There will be many problems and complications when the war ends. If they are to be solved intelligently when the time comes, we must begin thinking about them now. As students, it is our patriotic duty to be planning patterns of peace, a peace which will be just and lasting. ,......-...i-...... Who's Who The drums roll and out from be- hind the curtain steps our erstwhile Commissioner of Finance, Margaret Maxwell. Margaret, known to us as Pinky, has one of the most difficult jobs in the entire Student Council. She must keep records of the re- ceipts and expenditures of the As- sociated Students, write out checks, and balance the books. She is well qualified for this position, having taken bookkeeping and typing. Pinky let out her first squeal No- vember l5, 1925. She is just one of the large Maxwell family. When it comes to an ambition, she says she doesn't know, but if she can sell goods as well as she can sell war stamps, she would be a tremen- dous success as a saleswoman. Her hobbies are flowers and cook- ing. However, cooking seems to be more in the line of work, because she does the kitchen duties for the family. Although Pinky is quiet, she is as firm and dependable as a rock. Fill- more High School students, meet your Commissioner of Finance, Margaret Maxwell. G. A. A. Girls Order Varsity Sweaters G A. A. girls who have eamed enough points for a varsity sweater will soon be seen wearing them around school. The girls who have ordered sweat- ers are: Grace Austin, Helen Car- rillo, and Carol Young, seniors, and Lucile Brodersen, Betty Gene Mas- sey, and Jean Peterson, juniors. 1200 points are needed for a sweater, and 200 additional points for each stripe. J .-. ZX' Qfsxx ' fl RUMOR Thatanewtyplstlsnoededlnthe Publications class. Aoertalnedltor came up with a headline typed "smm,suv.mc1men." That Miss Schibsby's alarm clock has the tendency to go otf right in the middle of class. col That Vonda Helm came to the startling conclusion that n herlnlt't an animal. What would Daniel Webster think? That Willie Adams has one swell picture of the journalism teacher! That Richie Pyle can comb his hair and make it stay in place by usinganewklndofhalroll. C O I That several girls have decided to join the submarine division of the victory corps. Local Locomotion Limps With tires as they are, tor aren'tD, Fillmore students are devising new ways of getting to school. The prob- lem doesn't seem to be in coming to school, but in going home. The buses run in the morning and in the afternoon, at three and tive. Students who go to work at noon are left out. So-let's see how some of them are overcoming this diffi- culty. Betty Jean Hardison, senior, and Jane Dryden, sophomore, ride their horses to school. They park the ponies down by the metal shop. Jim Shiells, senior, and Buck Basolo, freshman, tool to town on their bicycles. Where they leave their bikes is a military secret. Tom Wileman, senior, Dick Gage, senior, and Bill Dorman, junior, ride into F. U. H. S. in cars. Dick takes his wagon one day and Tom takes his the next. Bill come in with these gentlemen without taking his bug- gy. However, he says that if any time Dick or Tom can't bring their cars in, he can use his. What these fellows will do when November 21 comes around, only time will tell. ii: O A That Virginia Morris needs her grammar school spelling consider- ably, when it comes to spelling prove .... proove. C O I That Miss 'Shirley Brown, Illin- rian, made Gerald MoCool blush for the flrst time while they were dis- cussing "nothing", so Gerald says. I O 0 That Mike Rlhhany nys the school is going to the dogs. lt seems that he dldn't like having all those Trojans in the halls. col That Claire Grsfler ls related to Governor-Elect Earl Warren. Dr. Campbell of U. S. C. Speaks on Russia - "Russia ts a nation of many types of land and people," said Dr. Camp- bell, professor of education at U. S. C., when he spoke at a junior and senior assembly last Thursday. Having traveled extensively throughout Europe, spending much time in Russia, Dr. Campbell was well qualified to speak. He gave many interesting facts about Rus- sian money, the standarrk of living, the customs of the people, and their political background. Dr. Campbell visited Fillmore High with a group of student teach- ers from U. S. C. Student Forums Will Find New Books Useful The new books in the library will give students, concerned about So- cial Studies and English class forums, an opportunity to study up- to-date information concerning cen- sorship, labor unions, military train- ing, and other timely subjects. A few of them are: Wartime Censor- ship, Representative A Ill e ri c a n Speeches, Wages and Prices, Com- pulsory Military Training, and Uni- versal Milltary Service. A These books contain the pro and con arguments on the different top- ics, as well as quotations and opin- ions of very prominent men. -- 11.. That a victim of war rationing expressed his sentiments ln the lol- lowlngversewhlchhelnalledtotho ntioninghoardchalrman: "AndwhenIdie,pleasehnrymo 'Nesthatonofmgolgnnderollhs bertreo, Laymetoresthancwantonm- duno And water my grave with good gasoline", -University cl Redlands Bulldog. X COpa de Oro! I FILLMORE JOINT UNIQN HIGH SCHOQL is Edition 1 g Vo1.:V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, November 18, 1942 NO- Membership Grows In Victory Corps At Fillmore High The Fillmore High School Victory Corps moves into its second week with a number of new and interest- ing developments. Each division of the Victory Corps, just as each unit of an army, has its own insig- na. Overseas caps with the emblemof the service that the student has en- listed in are being sold at school for a small sum. These caps then become the personal property of the buyer, who has sole right to wear them when and where he desires. They will show other people in and around the community who are members, of the Victory Corps. Shirts, arm bands, and emblems to be sewed on shirts will be sold at a later date. I It now appears that only Victory Corps members will be given special manual of arms training. Ameri- can Legion guns, bayonets, and ammunition belts will be used. It is hoped that we will have a fine It will not the Victory drill team for Fillmore. be necessary to be in Corps to shoot on the rifle range. On Friday, November 13. Mr. Arthur Taylor and Mrs. Susie Pey- ton, -Victory Corps Advisory Com- mittee met with Mrs. Edith Jarrett. Mr. Harry Bigger, Mr. Jesse Haw- ley and Mr. Donavan Main to de- cide on certain important policies for the Corps. This group will meet from time to time to determine the Corps' policies. At present, great many students are eligible to receive their em- blems. Those who aren't eligible at this time are working so that they can wear the emblem soon. Many students are changing their sched- ules to meet the necessary require- ments. We are proud to say that the Student Body is going all out for the Victory Corps. Six Defense Bonds Sold Thursday 'The nation-wide war stamp and bond drive is coming along splen- didly, and Fillmore Union High is right in there with them as S118 was invested in war stamps and to- wards war bonds on Thursday, No- vember 12. Joanne Forbes paid the balance on two S25 bonds, ,while Vernon James, Patricia Nelson, Roberta Merry, and Anne Lidamore pur- chased one 525 bond each. O Many Letters Received From Service Men Practically every day, the school mail brings letters from former F. U. H. S. students who are now in some branch of the service. From Pearl Harbor to Georgiag from bat- tleships at sea, and from many states in the union, come letters to our principal and faculty members, telling of the boys' new experiences in their particular work. All of them are glad to receive news from home and to hear of our school ac- tivities. Most of the letters receiv- ed have expressed appreciation for the copies of "News Flashes" which they receive every two Weeks. A typical letter is this one received from Newell Johnson. Mr. Hawley: To whomever the credit belongs, I wish to thank them for the "News Flashes". If every service man from Fillmore High School appreciates receiving the paper as I do,-they are really happy. ' The paper is really swell consid- ering the condition under which the school is running. Thanks again for the paper. Sincerely, Newell Johnson. Some of the service boys are sending their army camp papers in exchange for "News Flashes". Fidel Riesgo last week sent copies of "Wing Tips', the Mather Field pub- lication. . Students Enter National- Poetry Contest The National High School Poetry Association has announced a poetry contest with the closing date for the submission of manuscripts set for December 5. All poems accepted will be published in the Annual An- thology of High School Poetry. Fillmore students may turn in their poems to Miss Amy Smith. STUDENT COUNCIL EXCHANGES FLAGS WITH 29 ALLIED NATIONS I ' , A The Student Council has decided that it would be interesting to cor- respond with schools in the 29 nations with which we are allied, and to exchange flags with them. Glen Mayhew, secretary, was appointed to write these letters. The letter is too long to print in its entirety but a few excerpts will give an idea of what it contains. 'tNow that war has engulfed the world and we have so many allies, the Associated Students of Fillmore Union High School thought it would be interesting to write to schools of allied countries and see if we could exchange flags with each other. It would, in a small way, take the place of our restricted activities. Perhaps you would like to know something about our town of Fillmore, what it was like in peace-time, and how the war has affected us." n Girls' League Sponsors Baskets For Soldiers Would you like to help fill gift boxes for our soldiers? Well, here's your chance! The Girls' League is sponsoring a Thanksgiving project to fill gift boxes which will be de- livered to our men before they go overseas. Beginning Monday, each class representative will decorate a box to be placed in the hall. Articles to be placed in these'boxes should not cost over 25c, and do not need to be wrapped. When the boxes are filled, the gifts will be wrapped by the Girls' League and sent to the Red Cross Chapter to be delivered to service men. Small articles such as combs, razor blades, pins, pencils, and thread will be much appreciat- ed by our soldier boys. ' In past years, the organization has filled Thanksgiving baskets, but there are no needy families in Fill- more this year. Glen next went on to describethe location, climate, resources, crops, people, and history of the Fillmore, region. He told something about our school life before and' after the war began, student activities, rand our service flag. ' - "In our prospect of exchanging flags, we plan to send to different schools in the United Nations a United States flag 24 by 36 inches. If possible we would be glad to re- ceive a flag of the same size: how- ever, any size you can send will be appreciated and treasured by the students of our school. We would also be very pl.eased to send our flag first." When these flags arrive, they- will be placed in the 'hall of the adi ministration building. Of n course, it will be some time yet before 'many of these flags can be secured. li the boat or plane carrying the mail were to be destroyed, we -might have to wait even longer. ' Most of the names of the schools that have been secured are in South and Central America: Brazil Bo- livia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guate- mala, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Ven- ezuela, and Uruguay. . It will be impossible to, contact some of the United Nations because of difficulty in obtaining names of schools or because schools no long- er exist in conquered or battle-torn countries. Acknowledgement should be giv- en to Mr. Hawley, Mr. Main,-Mrs. Jarrett, Miss Fremlin, and Miss Hans sen for their help in giving informa- tion, suggestions, and corrections. Betty I-lardison is doing much of the typing of the letters, and Bobby Styles has been seeing to it .that the letters are mailed. So far, two letters have been been sent, and sev- eralvmore are nearly ready. These two letters have gone to .England and to Brazil. , w Y . ' I j -s PAGE 2 - NEWS FLASHES ' , November l8, 1942 Published Every Week By Students of FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California Editor: Carol Young. ' Assistant Editor, Dick Patterson. Exchange: Gerald McCool. Sports: Don Taylor. Feature: Lois Wallace and Bernice Seams. Reporters: Red Brown, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, Rosie Rihbany, Wallace Taylor, and Miss Enid Elser, Adviser. Printers: George Moore, William Adams, Victor Kemper, and Mr. Walter Stewart, Adviser. 'Tim' Cdtiton Saito The following letter was received recently by the editor: Dear Editor: I have heard that Fillmore students used to raise their flag every morning with a bugle call, but that they have dis- continued this practice. Why? In times like the present. the flag certainly deserves all the consideration it has received in past years . It is the symbol of what we are fighting for. Because of what it stands for, our boys have joined the armed forces. Because of it, we are working for victory, and buying more and more bonds each ' week. Would it be possible to have flag-raising ceremonies each morning, with students participating, as they did last year? Lois Wallace. This is just one of the comments we've heard about the absence of flag-raising ceremonies this year. Most of us en- joyed and appreciated them last term, and have been wonder- ing why they werenit continued. Last year, the members of the Boy Scout Troups raised the flag each morning. This year, the Boy Scouts are all jun- ior high students and, under our new schedule, they are not at school in the morning. Which means that, if we"'are to have flag-raising ceremonies, it's up to the senior high fellows to "do the honors". Hereis your chance, boys, to do a real service to your school. Get a group of your friends together, organize in your homeroom, or in an organizationg learn the proper methods and respect for the raising of our flag, then volunteer in the office to raise Old Glory each morning, for a certain length of time. Your efforts will be greatly appreciat- edby the entire student body. New Sound Projector Bought By School Fillmore Union High School now has a sound projector which will show 1600 feet of film. In the past, speakers had to bring their own projectors with them. Due to present transportation dif- ficulties, it maybe harder to get speakers to come to Fillmore. How- ever, we will soon be able to have both films and lectures as the films may be mailed to us. In addition to the pictures at as- semblies, lndividual classes will also be able to use the projector for class work. Scrap Drive Continues Several Fillmore boys showed their patriotism by spending their Armistice day holiday collecting scrap. Eugene Kemper, Harold Stevens, Harlan Barton, and Dick Turk to- gether with Mr. Fors collected three or four tons of scrap which was do- nated by Mr. Clarence Burson. One load of processed metal has already been delivered, and another load may be ready this week. Read A New Book For National Book Week . Next week is National Book Week, dedicated to bringing new books to the attention of young people and adults. Our library has received several new books. Following are reviews of two new fiction stories. Navy Diver-by George Felsen. Navy Diver is a fast moving story of diving adventure, of the war at sea, of the lonely struggle of the diver on the ocean floor, where men, though they fire no guns, ex- pose themselves to great personal danger. All boys who like adven- ture stories, and who wish to find factual material on the training courses of the Navy Diving School should read this book. THE JINX Sl-IEP-by Howard Pease Tod Moran, a boy of seventeen. laughing at repeated warnings and' direful stories, ships aboard The Jinx Ship, a vessel dogged by dis- aster from the moment of launching. How he defies the jinx and fights the unscrupuolus officers and riff- raff crew is a story to hold a read- er enthralled. ' Other new' books in the library are: Sue Barton, Larry and the Undersea Raider, Navy Diver, Sand, Lassie Come Home, Juneau the Sleigh Dog, Air Patrol, The Jinx Ship, They Loved to Laugh, and Great Detective Stories. Who's Who Stepping into the limelight this week in the Who's Who column is our Commissioner of Athletics, Wal- lace Taylor. Wallace is better known around the campus as "Wad." As far as his duties as Commis- sioner of Atheletics goes, Wad is almost out of business this year owing to the wartime pruning of the athletic program. However, he is busy mapping out plans for the 1943 Copa De Oro, as he claims the title of editor. Last year, Wad played on the var- isty football team and was a star basketball player. This year he's out with the boys to Friday night basketball practice. His ambition is to be a teacher of some sort. Perhaps it will be his- tory, but he hasn't made up his mind. Two fields however are definitely out-football coaching and writing. Wallace spends his afternoons looking for bugs and scale on citrus fruit and operating a spray machine. Wallace is known for liking everything and everybody. When asked what his pet peeve was, he answered: "Can't say as I have one." If we have basketball this year, you'll see Wad Taylor in action. RUMQR HAS IT That Gordon Core learned by practical experience that gasoline, even on clothes, will burn when ig- filled. 0 o o That the 'ith period library class has turned into a kindergarten. Miss Brown is teaching students the method od cutting paper dolls. Her leading students are Richard Baker and Bill -Palmer. O O O '1'hat the anmjal will include some rare photos. One in particular is of our student-body president playing the game of skill after a hard day's work. Snooker is a fine sport. O O O That Mary Balden, fonner Fill- more student, is now a member of the Waves. 0 0 0 That Bill Cochran was convoyed on a stretcher one afternoon. He found that reading a book eased his nerves as he was carried on by Bart Swopes and Sidney Peyton. O O l That Bart Swopes returned to school on crutches after a hard Armistice day's football game. He didn't break his back or his neck, it was a cracked knee-cap. O O 0 That Barney DeFever and Dick Patterson had to resort to riding a bicycle for transportation one even- ing. They report it lots of work, but a guy has to get around some- how. O O 9 That Dorothy Alice Burson learn- ed to eat Chinese food recently. Everything was all right until she was served a. tasty, dish that re- sembled fried caterplllers. That's where she stopped! Q O O That Virginia Morris wrote a stupendous, collosal proclamation for the Tri-Y party. Richard Whiteiaw Receives Award How many of you saw the picture of a former Fillmore boy in the Los Angeles Examiner on November 10 and read the accompanying story? "Award of silver wings to a num- ber of Southern California flying cadets, designating them as full- fledged pilots in the United States Army air forces, was announced yesterday from Gulf Coast Training Centers." , Among them was Richard S. Whitelaw, better known as Dick. He graduated from Fillmore High School in 1936. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps when the Japs struck at Pearl Har- bor. He was also given a second lieutenant rating, along with seven other Southern California boys. -.-,.. Copa Cro f u FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL S ' on dl. V S flllrnore, California, Wednesday, November 25, 1942 S- No. 9 l Nl-Y CANTEEN RAWS CROWD Friday night, November 20, the 7,-Y held a Stage Door Canteen, 'Jturing a real U. S. O. Canteen, ' mere cider and doughnuts were rved. The theme of the dance 's on the patriotic side, and the m was decorated with red, white, i blue streamers. On hand for 2 fun was the largest crowd yet be seen at any of this year's high zool dances. The Santa Paula Band provided .. -music for the dance. During the ning Carmen Miranda, tPatty . isonl made her entrance. Bill hran acted as master of cere- nies. During intermission, Mr. Wilheim eodore Haglund played Swedish es on his harmonica, and showed V audience how to do Swedish ,ces. His daughter, Willaura, 'e a recitation of Pinocchio and danced, accompanied by Doro- . Alice Burson. Dorothy Alice - 1 entertained the audience with of her imitations. ing Your Gitts Now 1 Send To Soldiers The Girls' League boxes for the rldiers are beginning to be filled. - Pts for the soldiers about to go er-seas include those little items 'mich they seldom have time to tain before leaving. Don't forget to bring needed ms, such as razor blades, shoe ings, pins, and combs. Gifts will .ne wrapped in red, white and blue paper by the girls' gym classes. Each girl in school is asked to bring one yard or more of ribbon to the gym to make the packages attractive. Hillis Lory Speaks About Japanese Lon! Jones, foreign correspond- ent and lecturer, spoke last night in the Fillmore High School audi- torium on the topic "The Role of Australia in This War." The last address in the series of four will be given on December 1, when Mr. Hillis Lory speaks on the "Nipponese.Network." Mr. Lory is a former professor at the Uni- versity of Tokyo and has personally talked to the heads of the Japanese government. With this background, he should be able to make an inter- esting and enlightening speech about the Japanese. lv Sunrise Breakfast Opens Y Drive Mr. Paul Goodenough was chair- man at a sunrise breakfast held Tuesday, November 17, in the social room of Fillmore High School. The breakfast was held as a starter for the Y campaign in the city. Leading citizens of the community, who are to be solicitors in the campaign, and presidents and advisors of the Y groups, were guests. The group was addressed by Mr. Arthur Taylor, Mr. Jesse Hawley, and Mr. Walter Ehlers, county Y secretary. Another breakfast was held yes- terday to report on funds collected. The breakfast was served by the homemaking department of Fill- more High. Seventh Graders Have A Varied Program The seventh graders get them all! In addition to their regular pro- gram of English, mathematics, sci- ence, health, and social studies, sev- enth graders rotate every fifth of a year in their sixth hour. Thus by the end of the year, every student will have had music with Mr. William Knight, art with Miss Laurette Smith, handicraft with Mr. Roger Casier, homemaking from Miss Isabel Aitchison, and funda- mental skins cdriu on spelling, writ- ing and readingl from Miss Vera Fremlin. Both girls and boys are taking these subjects together. War Bond Honor Roll S Grows Rapidly Students of Fillmore High bought 3138.25 in war bonds and stamps last Thursday, November 19. This brings the grand total for this se- mester to 8763.75 of war stamps purchased on the eight war-stamp salesdays. Those who bought war bonds this week were: Bill Walsh, S50 ftwo S25 bondsl, Evelyn Hickox, 525 bond, Peggy Mosbarger, S25 bond, Jane Pressey, S25 bond, and Mildred Pulido, a S25 bond. ,..1.j..1l Seniors Face Camera Mr. W. A. Ross and his photo- graphy class began work yesterday on the senior pictures for the 1943 Copa de Oro. Seniors will be notified the day before their pic- tures are to be taken. They will be taken alphabetically. It is plan- ned to take two pictures or per- haps three each day. All pictures are to be taken during fifth period. Boys are asked to wear suit coats and ties. 'Girls should not wear anything too frilly or fancy. Plain white shirts will be best for many. It has been suggested that girls do not fix their hair the day before as it will look tight and unnatural in the picture. ' Seniors are asked to bring 25 cents with them when they come to have their pictures taken. Give the Axis the ax! STUDENT COUNCIL MEETS TO MAKE T A NEW PLANS V A meeting of the Student Council was held on Wednesday evening at the home of Dorothy .Alice Bur- son. Don Taylor, Student Body president, led the group in a discus- sion of a number of important questions. The Council unanimously approv- ed the suggestion that Christmas letters be sent by our Student Body to Fillmore boys in the service. The idea was presented that probably the students would like to make a 1 cent contribution for the sending of these letters, thereby feeling they really had a part in their reaching their destination. In past years, candy bars have been given to the students, on the last day before Christmas vacation, as a treat from the Student Body fund. This year, the Council ap- proved a plan for giving the S20 which the candy bars have cost, to a hospital for men wounded in They are sure the Pacific area. that the students will be glad for the money to be used toward this worthy cause. It was voted that the 5537.50 worth of Savings Stamps now owned by the Council be increased to buy g 3100.00 bond on Thanksgiving Day. Other things discussed were ways of keeping the lawns clean from trash and paper, and the sale of Vic- tory Corps caps to be started soon. i..i.i..-, Students To Turn ln Work Blanks Students, don't forget to turn in your work program forms. No credit will be given to you on the Victory Corps Program if you fail to do this. Your form should have been filled out completely so that the Placement Bureau can accurate- ly determine the kind of work you are doing, and when we shall zo back to the regular schedule. Mr. Netunan urges the students to pick lemons, and help to catch up on the picking which is approx- imately two months behind sched- ule. Students who could work for only two or three days out of the week, are asked to pick. Schools with the same schedule, or similar schedules to ours, are also making this survey. Do your part and have your form filled out completely. .1- PAGE 2 ' + Ni-.gyvs FLASI-iss November 25,1942 RUMOR, HAS IT That. quite a few' ofthe student-S were learning where they live while filling out office information blanks last week. il I l 'That Miss Amy Smith's Junior English Class staggered out 12-it week muttering ,Uambiguity of an- tecedents and syntactical redund- ancy". l t 0 . That Barbara Balden was a proud winner in the Times' "Wheel O' Fortune" contest. She received ten dollars and was told she would mar- ry at an early age. 3 U I That Clyde Morton, Paul Hern- don, and Melvin Hicks really en- joy candy. They bought practical- ly a ton of it twell, maybe a quart- ers worthy and played Santa Claus .With if. e 1 z is That Mr. Casier got up too late one morning to go with his lemon crew. He was later found picking lemons with the girls' crew. i O 0 That Harold Brown spent a great deal of time last week looking for a bolt-stretcher. Helpful Harold! .1 ll O That Mary Jane Fansler was pracically speechless while work- ins in the stand last week. No, she wasn't bashful, but it was a bad cold. 8 R 1 That Mrs. Jarrett had trouble with bottled beverages last week. The grape juice exploded and the milk proved to be whipping cream. C 0 I That Bart Swopes complained that he was maligned in last weeks Rumor Has lt. The date and place of injury were incorrectly given. ipgpologies are hereby tendered to the injured man. ' U U U That Carol Young is the new bus- iness manager for a certain Santa Paula. ' orchestra.. .m......l.-. FILLMORE MOVIES Between Us Girls-Billie Mae Elkins, Maxine Eastburn, and A Elaine Smith. The Pied Piper-Glen Mayhew. Talk Of the Town-The Victory Corps. Thunder Birds-The boys in Mr. Ross' third period class. .Here We Go Again-fJoe Golonka and his lateness. Girl Trouble-Jackie Warren. Panama Hattie-Natalie Haw- thorne. I Live On Danger-J ack Hilton. Somewhere I'll Find You-Sid- ney Peyton. Beyond The Blue Horizon-Paw line Herndon. ' Gentleman Jim-Jim Elliottl The Forest Rangers-Jack Schlie- mer. My Sister Eileen--Eileen Wilson. "Girls Only"iMeeting if Proves A Success A real "pep" assembly, for girls only, was sponsored by the Girls' League Friday, 3rd period. Evelyn Hickox, Girls' League president, called the meeting to or- der and the minutes of the last executive board meeting were read by the secretary. After the introduction of the board members by Evelyn, Mrs. Jarrett, girls' vice principal, en- couraged the members to make this the best year possible for Girls' League. Miss Rodgers. advisor for the organization, asked for the girls' support in planning and car- rying out the year's program. Elaine Smith, program chairman, presented Betty Jean Hardison, who played the accordian. Mary Lou Elkins and Natalie Harthorn added humor to the pro- gram with their clever musical skit. Marjorie Rawiins, Betty Cooper, Gloria Mauch, and Vera Lee New- sum each sang a popular song. Their accompanists were Roberta Merry, Anita Elkins, and Virginia Morris. Group singing was led by Billie Mae Elkins and Maxine Eastburn. Grace Austin Joined them to lead several yells. Who's Who Dorothy Alice Burson steps onto the stage and in front of the foot- lights representing the Student Council as Commissioner of Adver- tising. Last year Dorothy Alice proved her efficiency in this par- ticular job and was reelected for this year. No one can help seeing the re- sults of Dorothy Alice's work. If are it's Students Body cards that being sold, every room has a color- ful cartoon on the board urging the purchase of themj If it's a dance, the halls are full of posters, or if NEWS FLASHES needs an illustra- tion, Dorothy gets busy with the linoleum block. Dorothy Alice was born October 13. 1926. She remembers a Friday the thirteenth in 1939 when she was thirteen years old. Her main ambition is to be an artist in Walt Disney's studio. She spends most of her free time draw- ing. She is also very talented in music. Many will remember hearing Dorothy play her accordian at as- semblies. Besides being on the Student Council, Dorothy Alice is vice-pres- ident of the Junior Class and sec- retary of the Scholarship Society. Dorothy Alice is probably one of the busiest students at Filmlore High, yet she is always willing to undertake ,any extra job .that she is asked to do. Published Every week By ismaems of FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL n . 4 Fillmore, California Editor? Carol Young. H Assistant Editor, Dick Patterson. Exchange: Gerald McCool. Sports: Don Taylor. Feature: Lois Wallace and Bernice Seams. Reporters: Red Brown, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson, Louise Knutson, Wanda McC1ung, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, Rosie Rihbany, Wallace Taylor, and Miss Enid Elser, Adviser. Q Printers: George Moore, William Adams, Victor Kemper, and Mr. Walter Stewart, Adviser. Cfho eclliton Soap A family reunion, a turkey dinner,-and indigestiong This is what Thanksgiving means to most of us. But this year, more than ever before, we should make a mental list of thethings for which we should be thankful. For while we are enjoying a holiday dinner, many of our soldiers, thousands of miles away, are fighting to preserve our many blessings. As we think of the suppression and sorrow in some parts of the world on this Thanksgiving Day, let's be truly thankful for our freedom and pledge our support to keep it, at what- ever cost. . "How many times do we give thanks?" might be a good question to ask ourselves this Thanksgiving. Each day, our parents, teachers, friends and associates, do things for us, little things which combine to give us hap- piness. Yet very seldom do we express our gratitude to them. How often do we say "Thanks', to our parents for their thoughtfulness? 'How often do we remember to thank our teachers for the help and guidance they give us? How many times have we thanked our friends for their cooperation and encouragement? We are always ready to find fault-and com- plain, yet we never seem to find time to say a simple "Thank you." On this Thanksgiving, letis give "Thanks',. Boys' Boxing Bouts Held In Gym The gym became a boxing stadium Friday, 3rd period, when the boys of the school held boxing matches. Six bouts were scheduled be- tween the following contestants. Seventh Grade: "Killer" Dryer vs. "Tiger" Scott. Ninth Grade: O." Tucker vs. "One Punch" Kellerman. .T "Tuffy" Caballero vs. "Gentleman Jim" Reyes. Tenth Grade: "Dynamic" Dominguez vs. "Nitro" Ellis. Q Eleventh Grade: "TNT" Treanor vs. "Long John" Munoz. ' Twelfth Grade: , - "Jack Dempsey" Brown vs. "Hay- maker' Romero. Mr. Bigger acted as referee and Mr. Main as time-keeper. Sports Program Begins For G: A. A. Girls G. A. A. girls who signed up for the individual . sports program started playing on November 23. Games now being played are cro- quet, horseshoes, and tennis. These individual sports are played during the week whenever the girls have time. Tennis may also be play- ed on Saturdays and Sundays. Each entrant gets fifteen points for the first game or round. Tennis semi- finals count 50 points for each girl with the winner getting 100 addi- tional points and the loser 75. The consolation winner of the tennis finals will get 50 points and the loser 25. Girls doing victory work will get one half a point credit an hour pro- viding they turn their names in to Elaine Smith. Any girl not in G. A. A. but in- terested in these sports may sign up in the gym office. r If W 0 Boys' Sports JUNIOR INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE SENIOR INTRA-MURAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS Back Row: T. Smith, G. Harrison, E. Dominguez. Back Row: H. Romero, G. Core. Front Row: C. Boatright, E. Caballero, E. Carter. Front Row: D. Bice, D. Taylor, N. Thompson. ' 1 TUMBLING TEAM On Ground: B. Walsh, C. Eastburn, A. Wahl. zaway. Standing: P. Tucker, E. Carter. BOXING CHAMPIONS Front Row: E. Carter, D. Taylor, B. Wallace. Dorman. No Picture: J. Reyes, J. Brown. n Being Supported: B. Basolo, J. Fansler, D. Gaz- Second Row: B. Cox, J. Brown, H. Romero, B. FILLMORE HIGH SPORTS YEAR SUCCESSFUL Due to war transportation con- ditions, there were no games with other schools this year. However, a well-organized intra-mural pro- gram served to fill the gap. The recreational programs on Friday nights proved to be success- ful, with basketball games and box- ing matches taking the spotlight. In the Junior Intra-mural league, Elias Caballerds team won Qhe championship with Caballero tak- ing top honors in the point-making department. In the Senior Intra-mural League, Don Taylor's squad won the champ- ionship after a hard fight. Taylor was the league's top scorer. Following are the boxing champ ions and their divisions. Fly- weight, Bill Wallace, Bantamweight, Jim Reyes, Featherweight, Kenneth Cox, Lightweight, Don Taylor: Welterweight, Ed Carterg Senior Welterweight, Hemeterio Romero: Middleweight, Red Browng Light Heavyweight, Bill Dorman: and Heavyweight Jack Brown. The wrestling 'tournament win- ners were decided too late to get their pictures in the Copa de Oro. However, the following are the list of champions: Kenneth Rogers, Bill Walsh, Chuck Huddleston, and Ralph Caballero. For the first time in Fillmore High School history, junior high athletes received letter points. The letter is a four-inch chenille UF" with a shield as a background. They received points in boxing, track, baseball, and basketball. J Girls' Sports 6. A. A. EMPHASIZES MORE SPORTS FOR GIRLS The G. A. A. Sports program for this year was carried on as usual, despite the fact that a number of members were engaged in victory work and unable to participate in after-school games. Basketball was the first sport of the year, followed by volleyball, and the individual sports-fall ten- nis, table tennis, badminton dou- bles and singles. The Juniors won the championship in basketball and speedball, while the Seniors were champs in volleyball. Spring sports included hockey and' baseball vac- companied by individual sports such as tennis, archery, swimming and croquet. Jane Dryden won the spring badminton singles, while Mary Huddleston and Jane Dryden won the spring badminton doubles. Theodora Moraga was the table ten- nis champion. Fall tennis singles were won by Betty Jean Hardison. Tennis doubles were won by Lucile Brodersen and Mary Jane Fansler. In the place of the traditional Christmas formal, the G. A. A. sponsored a "Fun Frolic" in De- cember at "Holliday Inn" fthe Gyml. The evening featured danc- ing and games. Officers of the organization were: President, Carol Young, Vice Presi- dent, Patty Huddlestong Secretary- Trleasurer, Elaine Smith, Athletic Manager, Lucile Broderseng Senior Representative, Grace Austin, Jun- ior Representative, Billie Mae Elk- .insg Sophomore Representative, Margaret McGregorg Adviser, Miss Julia Rodgers. G. A. A. BOARD MEMBERS B. M. Elkins, L. Brodersen, E. Smith, P. Huddleston, C. Young, Miss Julia Rodgers, G. Austin, M. Mc- Gregor. G. A. A. GIRLS TOP ROW. Miss J. Rodgers, F. Trout, A. Lidamore, J. Petersen, P. Herndon, M. Eastburn, H. Carrillo, K. Taylor, G Lewis, I. J. Smith. SECOND RO-W. P. Henry, M. Webb, J. Dryden, B. M. Elkins, P. Huddleston, C. Young, E. Smith, L. Brodersen, M. Mc- Gregor, T. Moraga. . THIRD ROW. B. Balden, B. Culp, V. Patterson, B. G. Massey, G. Austin, M. J. Fansler, B. Blythe, M. J. Beem. Copa de Oro F1LLMoarJo1Nr mirrozv HIGH scHooI. 5 -Edition News lashes Vol. V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, December 2, 1942 No. 10 FLASHES LEAD SCRAP DRIVE The race is about to begin! There goes the starting gun, and they're off! For a few seconds, Ventura is in the lead. Now the Oxnard Yellowjackets buzz to the front. ,Swish-there go the Santa Paula Cardinals. But wait, who's that 'way out in front, so far ahead we almost missed them? Why, it's the Fillmore Flashes. Yes, the Flashes are winning again. The City of Fill- more and Fillmore High School are zooming ahead in collecting scrap, and this week they are leading the other high schools of the county. Can they keep the lead? This de- pends on whether you bring in scrap for the scrap drive. If you know where some metal is located but can't bring it in, notify the office, agricultural department, or Mr. Fors. Star runners in the race so far are Harlan Barton, Eddie Branson, Cliff Files, Dean Gregory, Melvin Hicks, Eugene Kemper, Stanley Merry, Aron Myers, Jack Schleim- er," Jack Stallings, Harold Stevens, Dick Turk, Bill Turk, and Bill Walters, who have already contrib- uted many 'truckloads of scrap. Mr. Akers of Sespe and Mr. Burson of Bardsdale, are also credited with collecting 1900 pounds of metal. i.-1. Prize Otterecl For Best Snapshot Camera fiends! Wallace Taylor, Editor of the Copa de Oro has an- nounced a snapshot contest, with an annual as a prize for the best one. Stated Taylor, "We need snaps for the annual now. Good pictures of victory workers and work are especially in demand. Hand your snaps into Miss Enid Elser or to me. Before you hand them in, ,please do the following: 1. Put your name on the back of the picture so it can be returned. 2. Put the names of the people in the picture on the back. 3. Tell if the picture was taken at a particular club meet- ing or activity, and if so, name it. The contest won't close for some time, so you have lots of time to get yours in. 'l'he best pictures will be used in the annual". l-Ie also emphasized that the contest is on now. "The sooner the snaps come in, the better it will be". - Flash Volunteers Worlc 9800 Man Days For Victory Since the end of our last school term, 220 Fillmore boys and 95 girls have participated in dur Victory farm work program. These stu- dents have worked at lemon and orange picking, walnut poling, beet topping and bean piling. Others have done general ranch work, painted and sprayed trees. The employers of these 315 students have turned in very good reports as to their ability and cooperation. The work program and half day school session has been going on for ten weeks, which makes a total of 50 half-days including ten Satur- days. This makes 9800 man days on which Fillmore students have worked and done their bit toward victory. l.l, ... Bring Your Olcl Toys For Sick Children The Tri-Y held a meeting at school on November 24, to discuss their Christmas project. They de- cided to collect and repair toys for the children's ward in the Ventura Hospital. Boxes for toys are in the senior and junior high build- ing, and everyone is urged to bring toys for the children. Old or brok- en playthings will be recondition- ed by Mr. Casier's handicraft class. Play Rehearsals Begin As Cast Chosen ' "Why The chimes Rang' is to be the annual Christmas Pageant put on by the Fillmore High School Student Body this year, Miss Beatrice Albi-ight, director of the play announced this week. The story is built around the fact that the cathedral chimes will ring when the perfect offering is placed upon the altar. The main char- acters, Holger and Steen are plan- ning on seeing the Christmas Eve ceremony at the cathedral. They would have been deprived of the privilege at the last moment had it not been for their Uncle Bertle who comes along and offers to take them. As they start, they see an old tired woman and Holger gives up the journey and stays at home with her. As he sits at home, Holger sees a vision of what is happening at the cathedral. The four main characters are: Jolly Uncle Bertle portrayed by Wallace Taylorg his nephews Holger and Steen played by Bismark Baso- lo and Chappie Morris, respectively, and the old woman played by Pa- tricia Nelson. Other characters are: the priest, Ben Klotzg the sage, Bart Swopesg the beautiful woman, Barbara Bal- den: the young girl, Jane Presseyg the courtier, Dick Pattersong and the imperious young man, Lloyd Perkins. Students have not as yet been chosen to portray the angel and the king. Give a Toy to Bring Someone Joy 'Q O! " ' MJ- Q ' ' x 4 R o N . , X' L. I .' 'X v n" .M Q .J 'if - ,. i 1: 58 BOYS ENLIST IN VICTORY CORPS The main office of Fillmore High has been the recruiting office for the Victory Corps for the last two weeks with Mr. Hawley and Mr. Main acting as chief recruiting of- ficers. The first boy to enlist in any one of the five divisions was Eugene Lloyd who joined the air group. As the crowd thinned out, the air corps division claimed the most boys. Enrollment sheets for the air division contain the following 22 names: Edmund Bailey, Sam Bishop, Donald Bice, Bill Dorman, Jim Elliott, Dean Gregory, Lynn Hansen, Archie Herndon, Victor Kemper, Eugene Lloyd, Don Mos- barger, John Perez, Phil Romain, Jack Schleimer, Bill Stocker, Pal Tucker, Bill Walters, Jack Warren, Harold Southwick, Kenneth Cox, Eugene Milum, and Roy Johnson. In the land division we find these sixteen boys signed up: Har- lan Barton, Bismark Basolo, Jack Casner, Don Cooper, Dick Gage, Guillermo Garcia, Earl Higgins, Vemon James, John Munoz, Lewis Perry, Henry Romero, Don Taylor, Wallace Taylor, Dick Turk, Tom Wileman, and Marselino Ybarra. Those serving in the sea division will be Earl Abel, Russel Baker, Red Brown, Wilford Cooper, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Billy Har- dison, Jack Hilton, Byron Kemper, Ben Klotz, Clyde Morton, Billy Palmer, Lloyd Perkins, Chester Strifler, Bart Swopes, and J. C. Taylor. 1 4 The' production division claims Jack Brown and Billy Campbell. In the community division are Gerald McCool and Glen Mayhew. Of these boys, Edmund Bailey, Bill Dorman, Guillermo Garcia. Lynn Hansen, Billy Hardison, Eu- gene Lloyd, Glen Mayhew, Wallace Taylor and Lewis Perry have filled all requirements and are all set to go. ' Girls will soon be given an op portunity to enlist in the Victory Corps. War Stamp Total Grows Sales of war bonds and stamp! amounted to 399.10 last Wednesday, November 25. The Fillmore Student Council added 536.50 to the 337.50 ln stamps already owned and purchased a S100 bond. A lone student, Jimmy El- liott, junior, purchased a S25 bond. PAGE 2 -. NEWS F LASHES December 2, 1942 NEWSFLASHES Published Every Week By Students of FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California Editor: Carol Young. Assistant: Dick Patterson. Exchange: Gerald McCool. Feature: Bernice Seamsg Illustrator: Dorothy Alice Burson. Sports: Don Taylor. Reporters: Red Brown, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, Rosie Rihbany, Wallace Taylor, and Miss Enid Elser, Adviser. A Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Victor Kemper, J. C. Taylor and Mr. Walter Stewart, Adviser. ....-i....1.l--- 'Tho edliton .Santa ln just a few days, it will be December 7, 1942, the first anniversary of America at war. How well we remember that fateful day a year ago! Many of us remember being dis'- missed from classes the next day to hear the President's decla- ration of war. It hardly seemed possible that America was really in the war. , Very few of us thought then that our school life would be affected. In the months that followed, we missed the usual abundance of composition paper, noticed that we weren't given a pencil each month, and did our part in a paper drive. But otherwise, school life was almost normal. If we didn't realize last year that we have an important part to play in winning the war, we certainly do now. Our schedule has changed so that we could help harvest the cropsg we have launched scrap drives, sold hundreds of dollars worth of war bonds and stamps, and are now organizing a Victory Corps. Every day we are reminded of things we can do to help the war effort. Yes, there have been a lot of changes since December 7, 1941, and there will probably be more in the future. But whatever may change, let's keep pulling together for Victory. A real Thanksgiving offering to our war effort and our fighting men was made by the Student Council this year, in 'the form of a 9,6100 War Bond, purchased from the Student Body funds. This is the best investment in the future that can be made for our school. It's also the finest gesture that any of us can make, so let's keep buying War Bonds and Stamps! Library Has New Books Are you keeping up with the new books in the library? You should because there are some real- ly interesting books coming in. Which of these will you want to re- serve for that spare time reading? Juneau, the Sleigh Dog-By West Lathrop. This is a story of an average American boy unused to real hard- ship but possessed of determination and fortitude, and of his struggle to exist in the frozen wastes of Alaska, with a sleigh dog, who is an outcast but also a veteran of the trail. X Larry and the Undersea Raider- By Walter Farley. This is a timely up-to-the-minute story of Hawaii and naval action in the Pacific, a story crammed full of thrills and suspense. Larry, the son of a Lieutenant Commander, and his Hawaiian friend stumble ,upon an island, named Kalaios, where a submarine has been refueling. This subma- rine has been wreaking havoc on American shipping. This story will hold the attention of all boys who are interested in adventure stories. 4 gi. o s b a r 9 e , ,S r The spotlight, this week, centers on our rather recently elected Commissioner of Entertainment, Don Mosbarger. Don was elected to that position when it was vacated by Bill' Cochran. His duties are not many but difficult. He works with Mrs. Jarrett, who is in charge of the school calendar, and is in charge of all student body enter- tainment. He must also promote dances and must consult Mr. Haw- ley on the date of assemblies. "Doc" as he is called by his friends, let out his first lusty yell October 10, 1925. Since that date, he has spent most of his time on his hobby-sleeping. However, Don has taken time out from his hobby for school activities. He was vice-president of the Junior Class, and is president of the Pi Theta Club this year. Don also played "B" basketball last year, and was one of the mainstays of the team. Don was one of the first ones to sign up for lemon picking and has been at it all summer. It was dur- ing this time that the nickname of "Doc" was added. When you see a tall fellow stroll- ing slowly down the science build- ing hall, with his big boots clack- ing on the hall floor, you'll know it is our Commissioner of Enter- tainment, Don Mosbarger. .l...l.i- Individual G. A. A. Sports To End December I I Games for G. A. A. girls' individ- ual sports must be played before December 11, according to Miss Julia Rodgers, girls' health instruc- tor. I The games may be played during class periods if arrangements can be made to that effect. If this can- not be done girls must play the games on their own time. Doubles and singles in tennis, croquet, and horseshoes are being participated in by the girls. Last week ended the basket ball season with volley ball taking the spotlight now during the girls' gym periods. ' RUMOR HAS IT That Everett Jay Brady has the job of look-out for a certain eighth grade class. O I O That seat-moving day was a. sad day in Mr. Casier's fourth period class. OOO That Billy Jim Campbell recently asked Miss Amy Smith what she was doing that night. Tut-tut, Billy Jim. 0 O O That there's a story behind "Doc" Mosbarger's nickname. 0 0 e ' That Berney DeFever was an S. C. rooter on Saturday. His eye surely looks like it anyway. O I O That our editor was introduced to the author of 'Praise the Lord, And Pass the Ammunitioni U l O That Dick Turk is a curious soul. He wanted to see if the metal cut- ter was sharp enough to out a fing- er. It was! O O O That Red Brovsm is already wor- rying about his income tax. O O O That there seems to be a new fad arolmd school. Sonie sopho- more boys have been wearing bow ties with their varsity sweaters. l O O That Wanda Core is the 3rd period gym class canary. You can hear her "tweet-tweet" on the basketball court almost every day. O O O That a ten ton tractor at Hardi- son's didn't last long when some of the scrap men got to work on lt. C O O That Buck Basolo has found a new "Mom", O O I' That Evelyn Hickox ls having slip-of-the-lip trouble again - this time it was in orientation class. U O l That several students from Fill- more High School were seen danc- ing to the music of Gene Krupa's band last week-end at the Pala- dium. Buy Stamps Tomorrow 'itary sidef- with "He Wears a'Pair Copa cle Oro ,' FILLMORE JOINT? I-HGH SCHOOL - . , Vol. V . Fillmore, .California,',Wednesday, December 1942 Noi 11 W ' Qiiesiionl of the Week- r ""Attention orchestra leaders and record changers! A scattered sur- vey has shown what songs Fillmore High students want to hear played. Let'-sv tune in on the Fillmore Hit Paradeu ' ' ' Geneva Taylor,'W-illie Adams, and Maxine Eastburn have a fancy for "White christmas". V ' Y 1 V Betty Massey leans 'on' the mil- of Silver Wings" as her favorite. ' 'The sage 'Bart Swopes' likes' the "Strip Polka". ' ' t , "Serenade in Blue" catches the ear of Elaine Smith and BillielMae Elkins. Jean Peterson has an early bird ,tholflghi . in 'Day' Break". . Don Treanor says it's "Just Plain Lonesome" for him. . Estelle Hicks votes for "Be Care- fulfltfs My.Heart"g -AJ:-1C. Taylor likes the sound ef- fects in "The Fuehrer's Face." ,Grace Austin hums "Dear1y Be- loved". 2' 3- ' V Jim Elliott chooses "Pennsylvania Polka", especially with Gene Krupa's band. Pauline Herndon selects "Who Wou1dn't Love You, Who Wouldn't Care" as the song-of-the-week. For Pauline Samples," "I Got Spurs. That Jingle, Jangle, Jingle" is-still tops. V- 1 - Elaborate Dress Used g lnf,Cl1ristmas. Play . . 4 Beautiful lighting! 'Picturesque scenery! Typical costumes! This was the 'iay Miss Beatrice Albright, di- ri"'oi' of the' Christmas play, "Why J' , Chimes Rang", described them. 'Ice ..:enery, in charge of Bill Coch- ran, depicts two scenes-a small hut in the Middle Ages and a large and beautiful cathedral. Bill also has charge Hof the lighting. , , The costumes are typi'cal.,of the Middle Ages. .Tunics 'and long stockings was the fashion -of. the dayifor the poorer folk while the rich wore beautiful purple tunics and colorful satin gownsa These costumes are-being .madesby Miss Aitchisonfs homemaking classes. --Theadultl and junior high school choruses, robed in graduation gowns and white surplices, will 'fumisn the music with Mrs. 'Tillie Harmon- son-and Mrs. -Charles Neuman play- ing the organ. - - A - is . 4 ' Cornmunityhls Invited - To Rec,reaiion1Nigl11' ' Come one, come' all to the rec- reation program Friday night in the gym. Food and fun for all is prom- ised fby the committee in' charge. A pot-luck '-supper will be served at 6:30 o'rlock. 'Churchwomen will supervise the 'table setting, and the 'Tri-Y girls will pour the tea," Each person' attending is 'asked to bring hisi own dishes, silverware, sugar, andla contribution of food, , , During the dinner, 'there will ,be accordionland piano numbers. Judge Louis C. 'Drapeau willlgive a ,short talk. ' 1 After the tables and chairs, have been taken off .the floor, there ,will be, a basketball. gameg tumbling. rope-climbing, and-performances on the rings. All 'students are urged to attend and bring their parents. These community gatherings will be held every Friday night under the sponsorship of a committee com- posed of Mr. Donovan' Main, Mr. Harry Bigger, Mr. William McKin- ney, Rev, William S.. Orr, Rev. Fletcher Slcharer, Don Taylor and Wallace Taylor. Scrap Total Soarsv .What next? - - Fillmore Union High School now has ' 140 smudge' pots on its lscrap heap. These: 'smudge pots, weigh- ing from 20'to' 30'pounds'each, were given to Fillmore Higlrby Mr. John G5 Young 'to help smoke the 'Axis out.-"iMr. Henry Young also' con- tributed 1600 pounds' of inetalg Thus, a total of 4400 poundsiwlas added this week to our grand 'scrap tital. vicroizv. coizps CAPS ,so,oN Toss woRN Fillmore High students wholhave I L enlisted in the Victory Corpswill soon be wearing the smartllooking Victory Corps caps. The 'caps, which will cost 85 cents are khaki, leather-lined, and of the over-seas variety. Victory Corps emblems will be given to students by the school. All students who have filled out application blanks for joining the organization are reminded to turn them in to the -office-immediately. Also,. those desiring credit for victory work, must check with Mr. Neuman and have their work hours approved by him. March Ot Pennies To Be Friday A Watch for the March of Pennies next Friday, when you will be asked to drop one of your pennies into a box marked "T. B." to help fight tuberculosis. Two more of your copper pieces will jingle into a bot marked "Letters for soldiers", to be used to send Christmas cards 'to Fillmore High School boys in the service. ' ' ' Student Council members. will come to each homeroom with boxes labeled "T. B." and "Letters for Soldiers". There will also be a box for changing money. As the stu- dents march past. the boxes, they will drop in their pennies,-one in the "T, B." box, and two in the one labeled "Letters for Soldiers." Don't forget to bring your .pen- nies next Friday, so ,that you can take part in the March of Pennies. Snow The Iapanazis Under 1 ,U la . QQ g Q 6iONDSfSfs, . , six STUQDENTSHL- BUYBONDSN c 'Six students' of Fillmore High School remembered Pearl Harbor on December 3 and bought war bonds amounting to 5175. This makes a total of eighteen bond buy- ers since September 14 and a sum of S650 toward victory. ' One S25 bond, perhaps the one Betty ,Jean Hardison or- Neal Thompson bought last week. will buy one field telephone for the United States Marine Corps. ' Maybe a .flying packet for the United States Navy will be pur- chased with the S25 bond which was sold to Benjamin Artalijo last Thursday.. ' A Stanley Merry bought two S25 bonds which can be turned into one complete wall tent for the United States Marines. Thomas Wileman and .Vernon James each bought a S25 bond. .To- gether they make enough to buy one bombardier kit for the Air Corpse A ' ' n 'Other purchasers of victory bonds this year have been Jim Elliott,,Jo- anne Forbes, Billy Walsh, 'Evelyn Hickox, Peggy Mosbarger, Jane Pressey, Mildredf, Pulido, Patricia Nelson, Roberta Merry, Anne, Lida- more, Elaine'Srnith, Chester Strif- ler, and-Vernon James. - A total .of 151074.45 of war bonds and stamps -lhas been sold to stu- dents on Thursdays. This is more than'enough to 'buy one reconnais- sance car for the United States Army: ' " H ' 1 How about buying- a S500 motor trailer for the army this week? Juriior,Higld Leads S InGiH Drivex' I L f ' The seventh grade 'brought the most gifts for' the soldiers the drive sponsored by the Girls' Lea- gue. ' , . l Students Contributed mostly sta- tionary, Some gifts were already wrapped by the ones who brought them, and the others were wrapped by girls in classesf They were attractivelidone in. red, white and blue ipaper. . f . ' 1 , This drive officially ended last Friday, December 4, but you can sein bring a ,goniributidii to Miss Rodgers in thefgirls' gym. Two big boxes of gifts have already been sent to the Red Cross office in-.Vane tura for distribution to army. camps, PAGE 2 , ' ' NEWS FLASHES Deceinber 9, 1942 Nfws msufs HUMOR FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore. California Editor: Carol Young. Assistant: Dick Patterson. Exchange: Gerald McCool. Feature: Bernice Seamsg Illustrator: Dorothy Alice Burson, Sports: Don Taylor. Reporters: Red Brown, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson, Louise Knutson, Wanda, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, Rosie Rihbany, Wallace Taylor, and Miss Enid Elser, Adviser. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Victor Kemper, J. C. Taylor and Mr. Walter Stewart, Adviser. 'Tha Editon Santa Are you in style? If you're one of the people who leave your lunch bag and papers strewn over the lawn, you're going to feel very much out of fashion from now on, bcause the other 99 per cent of our Fillmore High Student Body is remembering to throw the trash in Flash Cans. Within the last few days, the appearance of our school grounds has 'been greatly improved, which shows what a keen spirit of cooperation we can have at F. U. H. S. eLet's keep up the appearance of our school grounds. Now it is Bizerte, Buna, and Guadalcanal. One year ago it was Pearl Harbor. Your purchase of war stamps and bonds this week is one we want the Axis to remember. Dig deep into your pockets and make a dollar your minimum purchase. Fillmore High School wants to set a new high in stamp purchases. We are setting a goal for Thursday of 8500. These fighting dollars for our men in the armed forces are our se- curity that Pearl Harbor will not happen again. This is a week of supreme Sacrifice. Don't forget it! WI-lO'S WHO We take great pride this week in introducing little Mr. Big of the Student Council, Tommy Nelson. Tommy first saw the light of day April 5, 1929. He grew up on a ranch, but ranching is not his hob- by. Tommy is very interested in airplanes and wants to be a pilot some day. He is working toward his goal by building gas models in his spare time. Tommy is a' valuable member of the Student Council. I-Ie is second vice-president of the student body and president ot the Junior High. He has an intimate knowledge of the junior high activities and can tell the Council what goes on in that part of the school. Tommy must .also preside over junior high assemblies. -Last year he was pres- ident of the seventh grade. He is also a member of the Junior Tri-Y. With Tommy at the helm last year, the seventh grade won the pa- per drive. This year under his leadership the junior high is way ahead of the school in bringing gifts for the soldiers. lnferesiing War Films Shown In Assembly "Goo!er Trouble", "Britain's Com- mandos", and "Russia Stops Hitler" were the three films shown in an assembly Friday. The first film, "Goofer Trouble", dealt with the people who do not stay in air raid shelters during raids, thus hindering the friendly pilots who do not want to machine- gun people in the streets. "Britain's Commandos" showed a daring Commando raid an a Ger- man held Norwegian port, in which the town was burned and all Ger- mans captured or killed. The last film showed the fighting in Russia during the winter of 1941. During intermission, two record- ed selections by the Fillmore High band were played. The numbers were "The Jolly Robber March". and "The Emblem of Victory". Another film was shown Wednes- day, December 2, to junior and sen- ior boys, This one dealt with the progress of gasoline. That Lois Jean Wallace spent a very interesting week-end in San Diego recently. Among the people she saw were Bob Pyle, Harold Haynes, and Clifford- Mauch. 0 O O That Miss Smith, histary teacher, keeps a little hammer handy to knock unruly studunts over the head. She says, "It's a cute little gadget fo have around." C I I That Del Lisk and Jack Brown took over Mr. Casier's 4th period Orientations class for one day with Mr. Casier acting as a student. He decided he likes teaching better. O I l That June Burden, Mary Lou Elkins, Margaret McGregor, Eva Davis, Inez Phillips, Laurabelle Jones, and many other dignified 171 freshmen and sophomores were seen playing London Bridge and Tag. Can it be their second child- hoodsosoon? U t O That Archie Herndon and Joe Gazzaway were getting in some beauty-parlor experience last week. O O 0 That Jim Shields fainted at the Paladium une evening. He explains that it must have been because he had never driven to the city before. . Come To Holiday Inn On December I 8 Fillmore High students will be "dreaming of a white Christmas" on December 18, when the G. A. A. will stage one of the big formal events of the year. Dancing will take place on the terrace of Holiday Inn from 8 until 12. The committee chairmen appoint' ed Friday by the president of the G. A. A. were: decorations. Lucile lene Laird, Beatrice Butler, Dorothy Young: refreshments. Grace Austing chc-ck room, Margaret McGregorg favors, Patty Henryg music, Mary Jane Fansler: program, invitations and tickets, Patty Huddleston and Natalie Holts. The price of tickets will be 75 cents a couple or 50 cents stag. Make your dreams of a white Christmas come true. Don't miss the G. A. A. Formal. Spanish Club Members Have Gay Party The Spanish Club, under the di- rection of Mrs. Edith Moore Jarrett, had a gay party Friday evening, be- ginning with a supper at the Span- ish restaurant "La Tapatia". After the dinner, the group re- turned to Mrs. Jarrett's home, where games were played. Two comedy skits were put on by Evelyn Hiekox, Margaret McGreg- or, Jane Pressey, Don Taylor, and Wallace Taylor. That Fillmore High students have been "lost in the fog' for the past few mornings.-Some of them are "lost in a fog" most of the time. I O O That this gas rationing is pretty terrible for the students living out of town, especially for the girls. O l O That Mr. Stull made a fateful pause when reading the December 1 bulletin: "Boys are asked to wear suit coats and ties. Girls should not wear anything Cpausel too fril- ly or fancy." This was referring to the taking of senior pictures. I I O That Clyde Morton likes to bowl especially in Santa. Paula. I I I That the Biology class is having fun studying Anthropology. In oth- er words, they're trying to figure out what race or type of people they look like. Patty Huddleston and Ann Williams are known as "Nordics", while Mr. I-Ionn can't decide about some of the other class members. O O O That junior high girls should beware. Tommy Nelson's pet peeve is gh-ls who wear squeaky sandals with loud clacking heels. That Bill Cochran had quite a time recently trying to discover whether or not he was insulted when someone called him an im- perious person. Even Miss Schib- sby aided him by consulting Web- ster. TOYS! TOYSPTOYS! BRING THEM NOW Remember that doll you played with years ago, girls? And fel- lows, how about that drum you haven't pounded for years? Now that you're through playing with those toys, bring them for the Tri-Y Toy Boxes in the halls. The toys will be given to the Children's Ward in the Ventura Hospital. If they need repairing, Mr. Casiex-'s handicraft class will fix them. D0n't forget to bring your toys! -i.-...Q-... High School Teacher Joins Coesf Guard ' The name of Mr. .Elbert Graham, well known teacher of Fillmore High, has been added to the list ot Fillmore men in the armed services. Tuesday, December 1, Mr. Graham was inducted into the Coast Guard. Mrs. Adele Eisman, who pre- viously taught at Briggs Union High School at Briggs, Calitomia, has come to Fillmore High to teach the English, Oral Expression, and So- czal Studies classes which were ber ing taught by Mr. Graham. Mrs. Eisman is a graduate of the University of California at Berke- ley. Copa de Oro FILLMORE form' UNION HIGH SCHOOL Edition X l News Flashes Vol. V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, December 16, 1942 No. 12 1431 Huge Crowd Attends Recreation Night In School Gym With 500 people in attendance, Fillmore High launched its first community recreational night on December 11, with booming success. After a pot-luck supper for par- ents and students which began at 6:30 o'clock, master-of-ceremonies Arthur W. Taylor introduced Mr. Donovan Main, vice-principal. Mr. main expressed Mr. Jesse M. Haw- ley's sympathies that he was not able to attend. Mr. Taylor then in- troduced Louis C. Drapeau, Judge of the Superior Court at Ventura, who spoke on juvenile delinquency. He complimented Fillmore on what it was doing for young people of the community and expressed hope that the recreational nights would con- tinue. Following this the athletic con- tests got under way. Two basket- ball games, a gymnastic exhibition and three boxing matches entertain- ed the gigantic crowd. The varsity Blue basketball team composed of Barney Del-lever, Dick Gage, Don Mosbarger, John Munoz, Jack Schleimer, Don Taylor and Eu- gene Wren defeated the Gold team. The junior varsity White team composed- of Lesley Burson, Ed Car- ter, Douglas Duckett, Kenneth King, Chuck , Prescott, Jim Schleimer, James Smith, Harold Southwick and James Riesgo defeated the junior Blue basketball team. Buck Basolo, Ed Carter, Chuck Eastburn, Jimmy Fansler, Joe Gaz- zaway, John Kellerman, Fred Met- cher, Clyde Morton, Dick Mos- barger, Armond Wahl, and Billy Walsh put on a tumbling exhibition. Boys performing on the bars were Ed Dominguez, Douglas Duckett, Henry Navarro, and George Potter. Ed Dominguez and Henry Navarro also demonstrated rope climbing. Buck Basolo, Glen Everson, Chuck Harbison, Henry Navarro, and Chuck Prescott showed their skill on the rings. lContinued on page 4l G. A. A. Presents Fun Frolic Have you heard about the Fun Frolic? It's the newest thing in en- tertainment which will replace the G. A. A. formal this year. War- time has brought many changes, and previous plans and announcements for the traditional formal have also been changed. Instead of the formal, the G. A. A. will feature a sport Fun Frolic in the gym tlrloliday Inn? on Friday night, December 18. Games for everyone to play- magic tricks, stunts, singing, and dancing-will. be included in the evening's program. For the first part of the party, several games will be played, and stunts performed. Donald Good- enough will sing, and Mr. F. W. Largen, of Oxnard, will pull some fast magic tricks. After the enter- tainment, those who wish to dance may do so. Others may sit at tables, with their friends, playing one of many games to be provided. In other words, there will be plenty of fun for everyone. Come and have a good time! Refreshments will be served, and are included in the price which will be 50 cents per couple, or 35 cents stag. Eleven Letters Sent To Allied Nations Eleven letters from our student body to schools in other allied na- tions have been sent recently, ac- cording to Glen' Mayhew, student body secretary, who wrote the let- ter, and is in charge of sending it Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Mex- ico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Columbia, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, and Eng- land are the nations our mail call so far. changing letters with each of these nations exchange flags, which u included in Besides ex- a school in we hope to may be dis- played in our school. This is one of the projects under- taken by the student council this year. -- Record Bond Sale WHO? Filhnore Union High School students. WHAT? Bought 61,431.55 worth of United States War Savings Bonds and Stamps. ' WHEN? Thursday, December 10, 1942. WHY? In remembrance of Pearl Harbor ' Penny March Proves Great Success Friday morning Fillmore students responded practically 10096 to the penny march with the total of 502 pennies given to the tuberculosis fund and 963 pennies for the post- age for Christmas cards to boys in the service. Tuberculosis bangles were given to each student who marched up to the boxes and deposited pennies. Members of the student council who helped in the penny march were Miss Hansen, Margaret Max- well, Don Taylor and Tommy Nel- son. I8 And I9 Year Olds Register For Draft . Registration of eighteen and nine- teen year old boys in the Selective Service began Friday, December 11, in the office in the Science build- ing of Fillmore Union High School. The days for registration are as follows: Boys born on or after September 1, 1924, to October 31, 1924, are to register between Friday, December 18, 1942, and Thursday, December 24, 1942. Those bom on or after November 1, 1924 to December 31, 1924, will register between Saturday, Decem- ber 26, 1942 and Thursday Decem- ber 31, 1942. Those born after January 1, 1925, are to register on their birthday. If the birthday falls on Sunday or holidays they are to register the following day. All registration will take place at the high school. Last week the Student Coun- cil hopefully set a goal of S500 for the sale of War Bonds and stamps, during Pearl Harbor week. We went "over the top" by a wide margin, 3931.35 to be exact. Thirty-seven War Bonds were sold, many of them to the follow- ing students: Bismark Basolo, Bet- ty Jean Hardison, Velma Patterson, Harold Morton, John Perez, Wil- liam Adams, Alvin Deeter, Calvin Deeter, Wanda McClung, Jean Clan- ton, Jimmy Elliott, Bill Dorman, Victor Kemper, Bill Thompson, Ber- nard DeFever, Katie Elkins, Ben Klotz, and Margaret McGregor. Several parents and faculty niem- bers were also buyers of bonds. .1 ....... Letter to Mr. Hawley Dear Mr. Hawley, ' All of us in Fillmore Junior-Sen- ior High School have missed you these past few weeks. We sincerely hopethat you may soon be able to return to school. A While you're gone, we're doing our best to keep things going. We've done several things of which we're sure you will be very proud. Our war stamps sale for the past week is just one of those things. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Fillmore High Student Body. . Three Girls Receive I00 Hour Bands Wilma Elliot, Patty Nelson and Bemice Seams are the only girls left on the Ground Observation Post. These three have been watch- ing for airplanes on steady crews since last March. 100 hours service is required to receive an arm band. They have put in the time loyally and are entitled to and have receiv- ed theirs. A PAGE 2 NEWS FLASHES i December 16, 1942 NEWS FLASHES Rumor. HAS IT, Published Every Week By Students of FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California Editor ............................ ............................................ .......... C a rol Young Assistant Editor ........... Exchange ................ .. Sports ............. ..........Dick Patterson ..........Gerald McCool ..........Don Taylor.... Features, .... .............. . ....................................... , ............................................ B 8111106 Seams Illustrator ........................................ .. ........................................,. Dorothy Alice Burson Reporters-Red Brown, Mary Lou Danforth, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Jeanne Morgan, Clyde Mor- ton, Bill Palmer, Rosie Rihbany, and Wallace Taylor. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Victor Kemper, and J. C. Taylor. .lil-1-4 'Tho Edliton .Santa Merry Christmas: For us in America,. this year's Christmas will be almost a normally merry one, even though many families are divided. But around the world, in bomb-shattered and war strick- en cities, Christmas will be very different. Inf numerous countries, the people are starving. Bombs have destroyed many homes, and separated familiesj Still other 'countries are under Axis domination, with all of their freedom taken away. These are the people we should remember as we celebrate Christmas this year. Wliile enjoying the Christmas season in our land of liberty, let's resolve to do everything in our power to restore "Peace on earth, good will toward men." r Wha'I"A Man Navarro! Henry Navarro broke an arm dur- ing the course of the gymnastics at the recreation program Friday even- ing. Unaware of what he had done, iron man Navarro made a giant swing on the bars, did a stunt on therings, and made an exhibition rope climb. J is one for Robert Ripley's "Believe It Or Not" column. WHO'S WI-IO The Who's Who column this week is devoted to Carol Young, editor of the NEWS FLASHES, president of the G. A. A., and president of the Senior Tri-Y. Carol holds down a rather important job on the Stu- dent Council, for she can give Stu- dent Council activities adequate publicity in the paper, and can also obtain the' cooperation of the G. A. A: and Tri-Y in council en- terprises. As editor, it is her job to supervise the make-up and pub- lication of the paper. A Carol got her first glimpse of this world, January 18, 1926. Her hob- bies are collecting miniature ani- mals, miniature soap bars, riding horses and writing. She is inter- ested in music and plays the cello. Carol is a senior, and if you don't know her now, you cansee her pic'- ture in the annual. That Del Lisk, Earl Higgins, and Eugene Milum wish that their names would get in the paper once in a while. O O O That at a recent party in Bards- dale, Billlie Mac Elkins, Maxine Eastburn, Peggy Guiterez, Patty Elkins, Carol Howard, Elaine Smith and Rosemary Cleaver were seen demonstrating, twith lots of arm movements! the correct way to milk a cow. O 1 O That Mr. Stewart is the proud owner of a 24-hour-per-day Navy clock. 0 U O That Bernice Seams was seen surveying her beautiful legs in a surveyor's office one evening. O O O That Patty Huddleston is a very good Biology teacher. Proof: Biol- ogy class, fourth period, last Thurs- day. O I O That a faculty orchestra could be organized, with Miss Elser playing trombone, Miss Rodgers ln the trumpet section, Mr. Honn playing saxaphone, Mr. Knight on the clari- net, Mr. McKinney at the piano, and Mr. Utter as star vocal soloist. O U 0 That Roy Johnson came to school all dressed up in his zoot suit to have his picture taken 6th period. Was he surprised when he found out the picture was, supposed to have been taken fifth period! , l O O That the physics clam tentlrely masculinel completely forgot what Mr. Ross was saying when Lois Wal- lace walked in with an announce- ment. ' I c o o That the second year Spanish class almost wrecked Mrs. Jarrett's house, looking for a "secret panel." C H O That Miss Albright is moving in- to a barn-the Artist's Barn. f. O U I That Tri-Y girls bartered soldiers names until they got the name of the former Hi-Y boy with whom they wanted to correspond. ' C Q C ' That Bill Cochran's stage crew ls dwindling: It seems that he had quite a group, but several have been drafted-into the playl O C O That the Spanish Christmas tree is under construction in Mrs. Jar- rett's room. Visitors are welcome. O 0 O That the fellows are wondering what they'll do without cars. ...,, nothing like a nice, brisk walk to pep up your dancing. That what a ginl wants now lsn't "tall, dark and handsome," but :A "2-B" classification and a "C" card. O O O That Jane Pressey was seen climbing through abwindow into a certain house on second street last Friday night. How about that? O O O That Ralph Bennett, '39, and Con- nie Legan Bennett are the proud parents of a boy born December 6. O O 0 . That when the army went through Sunday, the girls went without their lunch so they could wave goodbye to the soldiers. ' O O O That Miss Albright's first period class finally succeeded in locking Miss Albright out of her room on Monday. This was the second try. The first time she didn't come back until the bell had rung. That Bobby Styles is planning to be a WAAC commander. At any rate he was found teaching girls how to walk correctly. ' I c o I That Dick Gage thinks daylight saving time , should be changed. He complains about having to walk to the bus with only a flashlight beam penetrating the early morn- ing darkness. LLOYD wEARs vncToRY CAP t Eugene Lloyd, the first boy -to enlist in any of the five divisions of the Victory Corps, is shown in the above picture wearing one of the smart Victory Corps hats. 1 These hats, which are of the over- seas type are soon to be, worn by students passing all the require- ments for the Victory Corps. 1 December 16, 1942 HNEWS,FLASI'lES g Page 3 'Girls Pack sod Cars Of Oranges h From the month of June to De- cember, 45 girls from Fillmore High have done their share in vic- tory work by packing in the Sun- kist orange house. Together the girls have packed 50 freight car loads of oranges. Last Wednesday, December 2, the orange house held a packing con- test for three groups of girls. The girls were grouped according to the length of their packing experi- ence. Each contestant packed two boxes, and the winners were chosen by their speed, wrap, twist, and the appearance of their boxes. The first prizes in the three di- visions were won by Faye Swear- ingen. Ruth Clapperton, and Betty Ann Davis who each received 510. Second place winners were Betty Turk, Eva Davis, Pearl Stafford, and Edith Suttle. The following girls have worked at the packing house during the season: Wanda Core, Betty Turk, Pallie Hensley, Betty Clapperton, Helen Breshears, Vada Conn, Vel- ma Patterson, Beatrice Bowman, Vivian Watts, Louise Knutson, Von- na Royal, Beatrice Braden, Evelyn Hickox, Theodora Morafa, Francis Trout, Rosalie Shere, Edna Braden, Mary Beem, Dorothy Simco, Billie Elkins, Nellie Eastburn, Clara Sieg- ler, Patricia Elkins, Inez Mosbarg- er, Ruth Clapperton, Mary Sackey. Jean Branson, Stella Prine, Shar- lene Laird, Beatrice Butler, Dorothy Messer, Louise Laird, Viva Trout- man, Nellie Armas, Betty Davis, Rosie Rihbany, Edith Suttle, Ruth Watts, Vonda Helm, Bertha Bishop, Eva Davis, Valda Parrish, Martha Neal, Cassie Hensley, and Betty King. X The Ideal Christmas Gift XZ F LOCAL LAUGHS! Mr. Honn: CTO Wayward Johnny? -Johnny, tell me what you know about the Caucasian race!" Johnny-"I wasn't there, I went to a football game." Bill Cochran: "All right, run up the curtain." Sid Peyton: "Say watcha think I am, a squirrel?" Policeman: "What the matter son- ny?" Bert: "Please sir have you seen ai l:1dy without a little boy who looks like me?" Miss Smith: "Give me that note." Phil Romain: "Wait a minute and l'll write you one. This is for some- one else." r I943 RESOLUTIONS The following are New Year's resolutions we feel should be made by various students: Bill Cochran should resolve to beat the tardy bell even closer than in the past. Tom Nelson should resolve to get rid of his grudge against girls' shoes, Jean Grafft should resolve to keep up her policy of staying away from men. Willie Adams should resolve to gain weight. Jack Warren should resolve to reduce. Pauline Herndon should resolve to do more office work. Mary Webb should resolve to collect varsity letters. Genelle McFadden should resolve to look less downhearted. Margaret McGregor should resolve to eat more Mexican peppers without calling the fire department. Jean Peterson should resolve not to listen in on the party line. Roy Johnson should resolve to remember his appointments better. Bernard Holley should resolve to do less work in Spanish. 4 Mexican Christmas Tree Displayed Now Have you seen' the Mexican Christmas tree in Room 3 of the Spanish department? If you haven't, you'll probably be Very surprised to find that it's not a tree at all, but a collection of all types of things, from mice to dinosaurs. In Mexico, instead of decorating a Christmas tree, the family ar- ranges a display. The Nativitiy scene always occupies the central position. After it has been placed, all kinds of comical figures, signs, and decorations are arranged. As in Mrs. Jarrett's display, mountains, lakes, rivers, and deserts are often made in the landscape. For the past fifteen years, Mrs. Jarrett has displayed her Mexican Christmas tree. Every year, new additions are made by students and friends Many of the miniature figures ,seen now were given by people who were students fifteen years ago. If you have'n't already seen the Mexican Christmas tree, be sure to see it soon. It will be on display all week. , Christmas Letters Sent To Boys . Fillmore High School is sending Christmas letters of cheer and best wishes to the men in service from Fillmore High. The message was written by Mr. Hawley and is signed by him and several of the student council mem- bers. Dorothy Alice Burson made a clever block print for the head of the letter. lt shows two carolers standing by a lamp post. while snow flakes drift aroung them. Two of the pennies given by each student last Friday will buy the stamps to send these letters. ToyL,Drive Ends - On Friday Dolls, trucks, tanks, puzzles, books, and games are the items you will find in the Tri-Y toy boxes in the halls. These are the contri- butions which have been made by students of our school for the toy drive. .Each student is asked to bring at least one toy. By doing your part, some child in the children's ward at the Ventura Hospital will be hap- py on Christmas day. If the toys need repairing, bring them anyway, as Mr. Casier's handi- craft class will do mending and re- conditioning. There are many types of toys which you can bring. Toys should be in by Friday, so bring them now! Fillmore Boys Celebrate A Victory Christmas Well, Christmas vacation is final- ly here, but it won't beythe same as usual as there is still a labor shortage of boys. ' As the paper goes to press, orchard heating is on its way, and that means work. If you have not-as yet made plans for the vacation, you are asked to see Mr. Neuman. In case of severe freezes, a large num- ber of boys will be needed to-light and fill heaters, so be certain- to sign up in case you are needed. There are also jobs open for fif- teen boys to work for the Rancho Sespe lemon crew during Christmas holidays, if they guarantee to work most of the time. No girls will be needed on the Rancho Sespe crew. The Rancho Sespe bus will leave, at 7:10 o'clock from in front of the school. Those boys interested in working at Rancho Sespe are to sign up in the Agriculture Department. This includes those boys who have worked through the season for the lemon association. , Students are urged to keep com- plete record of all work they do, including all jobs no matter how small. The Agricultural Depart- ment Office will be open during noon hours for you to' report this work. This may be quite important to you in later years because it is filed with your cumulative record in the office. Come into the Agri- culture Department and check on the report that you filed otft before, if you did not fill out the total hours that you worked. There are a con- siderable number of persons who have not filled out their work re- ports completely. The information that you keep should include the date a job is be- gun, the date ended, the employer, employer's address, position and duties, salary per hour, and total hours worked. Page S4 NEWS FLASHES December 16, 1942 "Value Ot Mathematics" Topic Ot Pi Theta p T Meeting at the home of Don Mos- barger last Thursday evening, the Pi Theta club heard an interesting talk by Mr. Main, on "The Value of Mathematics in Wartime." To emphasize the importance of math- ematics in today's war, Mr. Main read several letters from former Fillmore students now in the armed forces. In their letters, the boys told how valuable their high school mathematics courses have proven to be. After the meeting was adjourned, refreshments were served by the host. i...l....-.-.- "Don't Spread Gossip" Says Mrs. Jarrett At the home of Natalie Holts last Thursday night, the Tri-Y met and enjoyed a talk by Mrs. -Edith Jar- rett on "The Danger of Gossip". She described how malicious gos- sip has ruined many peoples' lives, and stressed the importance of cau- tion in starting or repeating stories. During the business meeting, it was voted that, the club be opened for new, members. Details about membership applications will be in the bulletin soon. The girls were each given the name of a former Hi-Y boy, serving in the armed forces, with whom to correspond. Plans were made for a Christmas party to be held De- cember 16. Each member brought a toy to the meeting. to start the toy drive. Mem- bers also pledged their support in the current clean-up campaign. DATES What are dates? Dates are fruit. Fruit grows on trees. Trees are green. Green is a color. Color is what you do when you're shy. , Shy people don't have fun. Fun and fun is two. Two is a combination. Combination is a salad. ' 'Salads are full of vitamins. Vitamins are what you should have. Therefore, dates are what you should have. ' A -Exchange Gxnard Buzz. Unmmuniig fghristmas ageant 4 G Qgresentnh hg U Bramzxtirs pepartmznt ,Musk pepzrrtmmt I Qahult 2Ehucatiu11 Cfhurus gqigh ,School Qsuhitnrium 'iihtirshag Qfihcning 7:45 pun- Five Cars Added To Scrap Pile The scrap is still piling up at the high school. Four loads which have been taken to Los Angeles weighed approximately 6,345, 6,175, 4,720, and 6,000 pounds, making a grand total of about 23,240 pounds of scrap. The Fillmore Chamber of Corn- merce is doing its part too. The men gave the school five old car bodies for the scrap pile. About S130 has been collected by the,school for the scrap delivered. On the Sports Front Varsity basketball practice was held last Thursday afternoon for the two teams which played at the Fri- day night recreation program. This story is being written before these two teams meet Friday night, so here is a prediction on the out- come of the game. The Blue team, composed of Captain Jack Schleim- er, Barney DeFever, Gene Wren, Don Mosbarger, and Don Taylor, will beat the Gold team, composed of Captain Roy Johnson, George Aguirre, Chet Strifler, Wad Taylor, and Bernard Holley, by at least three points, and maybe by five points. The reason for this is height' The Blue team averages close to two inches taller than-the Gold team. However, this advan- tage mayi be offset by the Gold team's speed, and good shooting. Christmas Pageant Set For Tomorrow This year's Christmas play, en- titled "Why the Chimes Rang," is to be given in the auditorium Thursday night at 7:45 o'c1ock. Work is rapidly progressing, the homemaking classes busy costmnes, the printing classes programs, and the art classes next with with with with posters. The stage crew, composed of Bill Cochran, manager. Sid Pey- ton, Lynn Hansen, Jim Shiells, Don Taylor, Bernard Holley, and Billy Walters, deserves a lot of credit for the very impressive lighting ef- fects. Don Mosbarger has recently been chosen to portray the king, and Elaine Smith, the angel. Other students participating are Wallace Taylor, Bismark Basolo, Chappie Morris, Patricia Nelson, Ben Klotz, Bart Swopes, Barbara Balden, Jane Pressey, Dick Patterson, Lloyd Per- kins, and Mr. Knight's fourth period chorus class. Recreation Night tContinued trcm Page Onel During the dinner a musical inter- lude was enjoyed. Rosalie Shere, senior, and Lloyd Gage, '37, played the piano. Dorothy Alice Burson, junior, and her brother, Stowell Burson, '38, played a duet on the accordion. Community singing led by Mr. William Knight and ac- companied by Mrs. Charles Neuman filled outthe rest of the program. Question Ot the Week Rumor has it that old St. Nick ,is on his way. This year we've heard that he will make his calls in a P-38 and leave his reindeer 'home for a rest. Many students are wondering what he will drop in a bombshell for them when he zooms down on Christmas Eve. 1 Here are some of the reactions as to what they hope he will leave: Mary Lou Danforth, wants a fur coat but she says she will be satis- fied with a "C" card. A Gertrude Beebe says she would like to have a new pair of bed- room slippers. ' Pauline Pence and Jean Peterson share their desire for a wrist watch. Laurabelle Jones wants a panda bear. Vera Lee Newsum just wants a certain sailor home on leave. g Bobby Styles wants a box of ci- gars so he can enjoy himself the rest of the holidays. Patty Huddleston said she would like to have a Victory Bond. Miss Hansen would like to have a pedometer. Q Freeman Hicks wants an expan- sion band for his watch. Virginia Morris would like a trip to San Diego. Two bashful eighth grade boys, Gerald Downey and David Wright, said they .couldn't think of a thing. Red Brown wants a camera so he can take pictures for the snap- shot contest and win an annual. GIRLS' GYM NOTES r The seventh and eighth grades played their second inter-class bas- ketball game, December 10, with Miss Rodger's eighth grade win- ning. Three weeks ago the seventh grade, advised by Miss Fremlin and Miss Albright, beat the eighth graders in' the first game of basket- ball. . Now again these two classes have decided to have a third play off- game, which is expected to be held on one of the recreation nights after Christmas. The Wilmer of the G. A. A. tennis tournament will be determined by a game between Carol Young and Betty Hardison, which hasn't been played yet. MANY ACTIVITIES SPONSORED BY GIRLS' LEAGUE The Girls' League has been very active this year having sponsored two assemblies and the collecting of gifts for service boys at Christ- mas time. The Girls' League also held their dance May 15 in connec- tion with the Copa de Oro. The Girls' League collected enough mon- ey at their assemblies to purchase a 525 war bond, which they present- ed to the Student Body. Eyelyn Hickox acted as president. Elaine Smith served as vice presi- dentg Lois Jean Wallace, secretary, and Jane Pressey, treasurer. TRI-Y GROUP SERVES SCHOOL, CITY AND NATION The Senior Tri-Y, which numbers thirty junior and senior girls, has been one of the most active organi- zations of Fillmore High School. The purpose of this club is to foster leadership through service to school, home, church, community, and na- tion. Serving the club as officers dur- ing the year were: Carol Young, presidentg Vera Lee Newsum, vice- presidentg Betty Jean Hardison, secretaryg Kathryn Taylor, treas- urer, Jeanne Morgan, historiang and Patty Elkins, sergeant at arms. The service projects have been many. Contributions have been made to China Relief and to the Army Bible Fund. Toys have been collected for the County Hospital, letters written to service men, scrap books made for U. S. O, and Bibles collected for the Marine Base at Port Hueneme. Tri-Y girls served at the Recreation Night pot-luck and at the recent Y-dinner. Girls' Activities , . Q IM, N., , ,XJ BETTY HARDISON D. A. R. WINNER This year the D. A., R. contest J ,lglg - E- was won by Betty Jean Hardison. A'.' Betty was chosen as their represent- V. ff ative by the Senior Class for her dependability, patriotism, service ' f and leadership in the community zzi , ..:... Auzgzbzu I H and school. I ' ,I gx R' ix I QI w GIRLS' LEAGUE BOARD Top Row: S. Morris, V. Boatright, L. Jo s, Miss J. Rodgers, G. McFadden, C. Graffer Bottom Row: F. Trout, L. J. Wallac . Hickox, E. Smith, J. Pressey, G. Lewis I1 TRI-Y Top Row: 2nd Row: 3rd Row: 4th Row: I B. Elkins. I R P. Herndon, G. Taylor. ' F. Trout, P. Henry, E. Perez. B. Balden, V. Brady, L. Brodersen, D. Simco, B. Seams. 5th Row: A..Lidamore, M. J. Fansler, I. Ramirez, V. Patterson. R. Shere, R. Renteria. 6th Row: V- MO1'1'iS, B. J. Hardison, K. Taylor, C. Young, D. A. Burson, J. Morgan, P. Elkins. H f J i Scholarship Societies MOTTO FOR YEAR '.'SCHOLARS SERVE" With ttScholarship For Service" as a motto, the Senior Scholarship So- ciety held two meetings for mem- bers during the year. At graduation in June, four sen- iors will receive gold seal bearer awards. Miss Amy Smith was the senior scholarship adviser. Officers for the year were: Jim Shiells presi- dent, Glen Mayhew, vice presidenfg Dorothy Alice Burson, secretary, and Anne Williams, treasurer. FOURTEEN MAKE JUNIOR C. S. F. The main object of the Junior Scholarship this year has been to better the Junior High School. Students in the seventh, eighth and ninth grades making a total of ten point are eligible to become members of the Junior Scholarship. Tommy Nelson was elected presi- dent at the beginning of the year. Raymond Walker was chosen to as- sist Tommy as vice-president, while Dolores Alvidrez held the office of secretary-treasurer. Miss Vera Fremlin advised the scholars dur- ing the year. SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP TO-P ROW: B. Balden, M. McGregor, N. Armas, B. Basolo, B, J, Hardiggn, E, Perez, SECOND ROW: W. Dorman, P. Henry, M. J. Fan sler, L. Grady, R. Baker. THIRD ROW: P. Nelson, G. Mayhew, Miss Amy Sm ith, J. Shiells, A. Williams, L. Hansen, C. Young. JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP TOP ROW: T. Dungan, J. Fansler, E. Riesgo, D. Dorman, B. Simmons, P. Banks, L. Garnica, K. Bentley SECOND ROW: D. Messer, S. Morris, R. Walker, M iss Vera Fremlin, T. Nelson, D. Alvidrez, P. Jones. Copa De Oro FILLMORE JOINT UNION IHGH SCHOOL E News Flashes lfol. V Fillmore, California, Thursday, January 7, 1943 No. 13 Big Sports Program Planned For Friday The second in the series of recrea- tion nights, will be held, Friday evening, January 8, in the high school gymnasium. There will be twenty-one boxing matches, and two basketball games. Following is the list of the boys who are scheduled to battle it out Friday night: Flyweight Jack Reding vs. Archie Herndon Charles Har-bison vs. Kenneth King Charles Prescott vs. Bill Wallace Bemard Holley vs. Guillermo Garcia Bantamweight Ken Rogers vs. J . C. Taylor Eugene Boatright vs. Harvard Haase Featherweight Jim Schleimer vs. George Potter Jim Riesgo vs. Don Bice Harold Morton vs. John Perez Dick Gage vs. Bud Cox Lightweight A. Carrillo vs. Walter Standard Armond Wahl vs. Elmer Ellis Ed Dominguez vs. Don Taylor Doug Duckett vs. Henry Navarro Welterweight Ed Carter vs. Jim Elliott Dick Baker vs. Jim Ruiz Melvin Hicks vs. Bill Nelson Jack Schleimer vs.' Phil Roamin Senior Welterweight Bill Palmer vs. Sid Peyton H. Romero vs. John Munoz Elias Caballero vs. John Kellerman On the basketball side of the pic- ture, Carrillo's Gruman Wildcats will battle it out with Potter's P-5l's. Your sports editor picks Carrillo's team to take this one in a close game. In the varsity intramural game, Jack Schleimer-'s team will play Eugene Wren's squad. Again your sports editor crawls out on the limb, and picks Schleimer's team to win this one by five points. Bond Sales Rise On December 17, the bond buy- ers were Ralph Burson. a S50 pur- chaser, and Dick Gage, Kenneth Rogers, and Mary Lou Elkins buy- ers of S25 bonds. Other stamp sales amounted to 555.95 making the grand total of 8119.75 for the day. Keep up the good work and help smash the axis. Make every pay day a bond day. Letter Received From Cadet Among the many letters received from the Filmore service men, we are glad to publish one from Avia- tion Cadet Charles L. Felsenthal who like many other boys is find- ing a use for his high school sub- jects in the armed forces. Dear Sir:- This is a note to thank the peo- ple who were responsible for the clever Season's Greetings. At the same time l'd like to express my ap- preciation for the school papers which I now look forward to receiv- ing, and enjoying. I would also like to be one of the boys to say that mathematics is the most valuable subject for a future soldier to take. It is invaluable in any branch of the service. One either sinks or swims in the courses given here, and the coureses move rapidly. The other day in mathe- matics I dropped my pencil and missed plane geometry completely. A fellow with a good back-ground of high school mathematics, how- ever, runs into very little difficulty. Physics is another good course to stress. Thanks again for the greetings, and the paper. Sincerely, Charles Felsenthal. HARDISON CHOSEN FOR D. A. R. Betty Jean Hardison has been chosen by the Senior Class to be D. R. representative for Fillmore High School. Betty was chosen for her de- pendability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Runners-up, in the order of the points they received were: Carol Young, Evelyn Hickox, Margaret Maxwell, Grace Austin, Lois Jean Wal- lace, Kathryn Taylor, Frances Trout, and Phyllis Mosbarger. Fillmore Praised By Outsiders "Few of the smaller high schools can top the performance of Fill- more High". This was the praise given our school by Bill Henry, noted columnist, in his column in the Los Angeles Times, Wednesday. December 16, 1942. Mr. Henry gave Fillmore High's record in the scrap drive, in the purchase of war bonds and stamps and in the "victory work" program being carried on by the student body. New Teacher Comes To Fillmore School , A new teacher joined the Fill- more faculty after the holidays when Miss Margaret White, form- erly of Beverly Hills High School took over the English and social studies classes formerly taught by Mrs. Adele Eisman. Miss White received her school- ing at U. C. L. A., University of California at Berkeley, and U. S. C. l uKeep" My Resolutions , FN r cc 'A N 1 5,43 X lg sf X In April each year,.the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution make a Good Citizenship Pilgrimage to Wash- ington, D. C., and take as their guests one girl from each of the 48 states, selected from the senior classes ol high schools throughout the nation. After the senior class has voted and selected a girl to represent them, the candidate is given a writ- ten test related to good citizenship. Her rating on this test will count 6093, and her activity record in school and community will count 40911. The selection for this honor has become a tradition at Fillmore High School. ...i1....1l. Holiday Inn Dance Has Large Crowd The G. A. A. "Holiday nm" dance was a real fun frolic. The gym- nasium was decorated with holly berries, Christmas trees, cyprus branches covering the balcony, and a large wreath at the entrance. Popular music was furnished by a recording machine. At intermission, Mr. Donald G00d- enough sang "White Christmas," "This Is Worth Fighting For," and "When The Lights Go On Again All Over The World." He was ac- companied by Mrs. Dewey Thomp- son. Miss Mary Martha Morgan of Ventura, did several exhibition dances. Refreshments were served as the crowd played games placed on ta- bles around the gym. The holiday appearance of the gymnasium was a result of the hard work of Pauline Herndon, Geneva Taylor, Clyde Morton, Don Treanor, Velma Patterson, Carol Young, Grace Austin, Bernice Blythe, Lu- clle Brodersen, Dorothy Alice Bur- son, and several others. PAGE 2 ya , NEWS FLASHES January 7, 1943 5.2.5 FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California Editor ...,.. .... ,....,,, ...,. ..............,...............,......,.. ............. C a r o 1 Young Assistant Editor ........ Exchange .....,............ ..........Dick Patterson .........Gerald McCool Sportsp .......... .................... D on Taylor .... Features ..,...'....... . .........,...,............................,,.......,.................................,.... Bernice Seams Illustrator ..,,...,......................,............o,.......,..........,.................,.. Dorothy Alice Burson Reporters-Red Brown, Mary Lou Danforth, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson, ' Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Jeanne Morgan, Clyde Mor- ton. Bill Palmer, Rosie Rihbany, and Wallace Taylor, Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Victor Kemper, and J. C. Taylor. .l..1..-.--1.- 'Tho Edliton .Saga 1943, here we come! It's a keen feeling to start a new yearg to push back into a dark corner all the mistakes of the past and start over again with a clean sheet. Of course, when 1944 comes around we'll probably see mistakes in this year, but for the present, we have 359 days ahead of us to do with as we please. ' Most of us have made New Year's resolutionsg habits- to break, or things to do. Some of these resolutions have already been broken. But there's one resolution we should all make, and keepg to do everything we can to bring "Victory in '43'? so there will be "No more war in '44". Fillmore High has set some fine records i-n war bond sales, scrap collection, and victory work. We've proved what our school can do if we really decide to do something. But this is only the beginning! Records are only milestones along the road to our goal. Our goal is Victory and we cannot stop un- til it is reached. . WHO'-S WHO Featured in the Whds Who column this week is Evelyn Hickox. Eve- 1yn's job onthe school campus is president of Girls' League. She presides over all girls' assemblies and is in charge of girls' activities on the campus. . , "Evie", as she is known by most of her friends, first saw the light of day on February 28, 1926. Didn't- someone say that many famous and important people have their birth- days in February? She has attend- ed Fillmore High School' for the past three years. ' . Evelyn's outside interests lie in music. She plays tenor saxaphone. She likes to dance and has a large collection of dance records by. her- favorite' bands. Her favorite pop-- ular song is 'Tm Getting Tired 'So' I ' Can Sleep". During the victory schedule, Eve- lyn worked in the Fillmore Orange Snapshots Needed For The Annual .Who have you seen in an amus- ing pose lately? Was he picking lemons, filling smudgepots or what? Watch this person and take his or her picture. Plenty are needed for this year's annual. Turn this snap- shot into Wallace Taylor, editor of the annual. The picture will be judged by experienced judges. One prize will be given for the best picture of students in victory work, another will be given for the best one of campus life. Still a third will be offered for the winner of outside of school life, such as the beach or a' picnic. Annuals will be given as prizes for the best snap- shots. " Packing House. Evelyn is now working at the Sweet Shop in town on Sundays. If you've ever been in a class with Evelyn, you know what is meant when we say she is the 'flife of the Daffy-" Basketball Begins: Teams Chosen Intramural basketball teams have been organized and-games are now under way. The first game was played January 4 in the gymnasium and others will be played after school several days a week. Exhi- bition games will be staged on the Friday night recreation programs. The following teams have been organized: JUNIOR VARSITY "P-38 LIGIITNINGSU Elias Caballero Ccaptainl Curtis Bell Eugene Boatwright Ed Carter Ed Dominguez Gordon Harrison Kenneth Howard Tom Smith "P-39 AIRACOBRASU Harold Southwick lcaptainl- Hoyt Brodersen Clayton Buchanan Douglas Duckett Elmer'Ellis Archie Herndon . Jackie Reding Dick Turk "P-51 MUSTANGS' George Potter fcaptainl Dean Gregory Pal Tucker Walter Standard John Everson John Perez Eugene Loyd Marvin Smith HGRUMAN WILDCATS' ' Abundio Carrillo lcaptainl Kenneth King ' Jim Elkins Henry Navarro Charles Prescott Jim Reyes J. C. Taylor Bill Walsh "P-47 THUNDERBOLTS' James Smith fcaptainl Earl Abel Dick Baker Harvard Haase Melvin Hicks Vernon James Bill Nelson James Riesgo Kenneth Rodgers "r-40 E. WARHAWKSU Jimmy Schlelmer fcaptainl Lesley Burson - Wilford Cooper Guillermo Garcia Charles Harbison Harold Morton Junior Seigler Eugene Swearingen Armand Wahl VARSITY LEAGUE "B-17 FLYING FOR'I'R.ESSES" Don Taylor Ccaptainl George Aguirre Gordon Core I-Iemeterio Romero Jim Ruiz Marcelino Ybarra HUMOR HAS IT That local jewelers must have had a rushing business in sweet- heart bracelets at Christmas time or-was it Santa Claus who brought them to the girls? ' O O I That Charles Huddleston has shown a strange fondness for a new kind of literature. U O O That Anne Lidamore feels the need of a large desk' for study. As a result she uses that table in the administration building. U O I That Willie Adams has found a new use for the football field. O 0 O That Jack Casner was left with a case of cokes on New Year's .Eve when Ben Klotz, Bismark Basolo, Gordon Core, Bill Dorman, and Don Bice called off the planned festivi- ties. I U D That the freshmen' are getting rather nervous these days. It seems that it's a certain committee meet- ing that has them bothered. Could it be a, freshman initiation commit- tee - gathering? , C 0 O That Jack Brown was looking for Jack Brown last Sunday night and finally found him. ' . l O O That Barbara Balden and Bernice Seams bicycled to Santa Paula one day of the vacation. Energetic--No? O O O That Petra Gonzalez and Alex Valdivia, seventh graders, had to make cake instead of cookies when they used 1 U3 cups of milk instead of 1 113 tablespoons. That several typing students were changing their schedules this week because the government said they wanted about ten typewriters. This is war! "B-26 MARTIN BOMBERS' Jack Schlelmer tcaptainl ' Red Brown - Ralph Caballero Barney DeFever Tommy Wileman "B-24 LIBERATORSH ' Chester Strifler Ccaptainl Jimmy Elliot Lynn Hansen Bernard Holley Ben Klotz John Munoz "PB Y2 CATALINAS' Wallace Taylor' CcaptainJ Roy Johnson ' Don Bice Harlan Barton Bill Dorman , Bill Stocker m "B-25 TOKYO SPECIAL? Eugene Wren fcaptainl Don Mosbarger Dick Gage , Earl Higgins Don Treanor Copa de Oro FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL ' ' News lashes Edition Vol. V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, January 13, 1943 No. 14 Boys Shoulder Guns ln Victory Corps The Victory Corps divisions are swinging into action after the va- cation by learning the manual of arms. The Air Corps division were assembled on the field fourth period Tuesday, January 5. Mr. Bigger taught them how to present arms, right and. left shoulder arms, at- tention with arms, post arms, pa- rade rest with arms, arms for in- spection, and trail. The group en- joyed drilling with the guns al- though the guns seemed heavy. However they did a good job for the first time. The boys drilling in the Air Corps division were Ted Bailey ,Don Bice, Bill Dorman, Lynn Hansen, Eugene Lloyd, John Perez, Harold Southwick, Jack Warren, Jack Casner, Dean Gregory, Bill Stocker, and Don Mosbarger. Gordon Core, Bill Hardison, Ben Klotz, Bill Palmer, and Bart Swopes of the Sea division drilled on Wed- nesday. Land division members who be- came soldiers for a day on Thurs- day were Guillermo Garcia, Wal- lace Taylor, William Adams, Neal Thompson, Vernon James, and Clyde Morton. Only qualified members of the Victory Corps division are taking part in these drills. Scrap Money Buys Shop Equipment For the first time, money made from the scrap drive has been used. After a great deal of search, 3 coats, were 3 Coveralls, and 3 ,aprons bought in Los Angeles by Mr. Fors, boys They will be worn by the processing the metal to keep them from getting their clothes dirty. Five Girls Join Victory Corps Because they have made the re- quired grades and are taking the required subjects, five girls became members of the Girls' Victory Corps last week according to Mr. Main. The Community Service claimed three of the girls, Jean Clanton, Anne Lidamore and Pauline Hern- don. Patricia Elkins joined the Land Division while Margaret Mc- Gregor chose the Air Division. Training will start as soon as final plans can be completed. First Letter Received From Allied Nation A letter from Quito, Ecuador has been received by Glen Mayhew, student body secretary. It is the first letter to arrive in reply to Glen's letters sent to many of the Allied nations. Written by the president of the upper division of the school, the message says, in part: "Our school is still very young, since it has only been in existance for three years. Our courses prepare students to en- ter any American University, or an Ecuadorean University. The teach- ing is done in both Spanish and English and half of the teachers are from the U. S., and half from Ecua- dor. The principal is American." "Now we do not have such things as a band, but we will have them after some time. We have different kinds of sports, and a large library." The American School of Quito is sending us the flag of Ecuador in exchange for our American flag. The letter concludes: "Our school would like to correspond with the Fillmore Union High School, and to receive pictures of it and of the city of Fillmore, so as to have n better picture of it than the one we had when we read your interesting description. We will try to do that too, so as to make an alliance be- tween students of the schools of friendly and democratic countries united in this great world war." Big Crowd Enjoys Recreation Night Last Friday night, the second in a series of recreation nights was held in the Fillmore High School gym. The evening's program consisted of 20 boxing matches and two basket- ball games. In the basketball game Abundio Carrillo's Grumann Wildcats won over George Potter's P-51 Mustangs by a score of 24-17. J. C. Taylor led the winners with 14 points and Potter led the losers with 6 points. The night-cap basketball game between Schleimer's B-28 Martin Bombers and Eugene Wren's B-25 Tokyo Specials resulted in a 24-21 victory for the Martin Bombers. One of the B-26 Bombers was lost in the raid, but they finished on the top with four remaining players. Elias Caballero led the winners with 12 points while Don Mosbarger led the losers with 9 points. The boxing matches were won by Jack Reding, Kenneth King, Bill Wallace, and Bernard Holley in the flyweight division, Walter Standard, Elmer Ellis, and Ed Dominguez in the lightweight division, Ed Carter, Dick Baker, Melvin Hicks, and Jack Schleimer in the Welterweight di- vision, J. C. Taylor and Eugene Boatright in the bantamweight di- vision, Elias Caballero, and Heme- terio Romero in the senior welter- weight division. Another series of boxing matches and basketball games will be held in the gym this Friday evening. Port Arms! 'ff fxag ff f A Q ,. LQ if if A si Q Navy Appreciates Christmas Gitt From Fillmore Before Christmas, the Student Council voted to give the money usually spent for Christmas candy to some worthy cause. After writ- ing to various hospitals and charit- able institutions, it was decided to give the money to the U. S. Naval Hospital at Corona, California. The following letter has been re- ceived from the Naval Hospital: Students of Fillmore High School, Fillmore, California. ' Dear Friends: Please accept my heartiest thanks for your fine contribution of twen- ty 6820.003 dollars to the patients at this hospital. It was indeed kind and thoughtful of your group to make this gift to the boys here, and shows a wonderful patriotic spirit, for which you are certainly to be commended. This money will be used for the purchase of things requested by the boys, and for which no provision is made by the Navy Department. You will be happy to know that your contribution will be the means of making a number of boys cheer- ful, even though confined to their beds, and they will be grateful for your good efforts in their behalf. Sincerely yours, H. L. Jensen, Captain, KMCJ U. S. N. Commanding Officer. ............. .... Four Pictures Shown To Students Four good pictures were shown at the assembly on Tuesday, Jan- uary 5, l943. 'I'he pictures were "Wings Over World Wonders", "Ice Carnival", "Arctic Thrills", and "Jack Frost." "Wings Over World Wonders' was about the wonders which are found in the different nations at war. The "Ice Camival" showed what went on at an ice oamival with some of the star performers. "Artic Thrills" showed the lite of the Esklmos in the Arctic. A high point in the picture was the captur- ing of two polar bears. "Jack Frost" was a cartoon about a little bear and old man winter. Ir wxsw- if -fl f fffi-fwfff gr-.-ff -xt 1- PAGE .2 ' - NEWS FLASHES January 13, 1943 'f.i.t2.!!..E.2 JRUMGR FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California X Editor..- ....................... ........................................... ........... C a rol Young Assistant Editor ......... Exchange ................ ........Dick Patterson ........Gerald McCool Sports ,..... ...... ................... D o n Taylor .... Features ...................... ....... ....... ..................... ........................ . ..,.. b r n i ce Seams Illustrator .,,..,.,.............,.............................................................. Dorothy - ice' Burson Reporters-Red Brown, Mary Lou Danforth, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson, Louise Knutson, Wanda McC1ung, Jeanne Morgan, Clyde Mor- ton, Bill Palmer, Rosie Rihbany, and Wallace Taylor. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Victor Kemper, and J. C. Taylor, ..-...iii- 'Tlm Cdllton Saga Have you noticed the flashy new trashilcansi added to our school? Due to war conditions, only a few of these could be obtained, So, even if it means a little extra walking to find one 1et's throw our trash in these containers and keep our campus clean. 5 WI-lO'S WHO Highlighting this week's column is the president of the Senior Class, Roy Johnson. Roy has been with this class ever since the first grade, so it was only natural that he be- come their president. Roy is 18-being born on April 30, 1924. He doesn't think that he can finish the school year before the draft gets him. However, when the war is over, Roy hopes to be- come an engineer and make a quick fortune. ' Roy is a two-year letterman mak- ing'his block "F" in football and basketball. He was destined to be- come one. of Fi1lmore's hardest hit- ting linernen, but he got into an argument with a tractor and broke his kneecap. He is playing guard now on the PBY-2 Catalinas. Johnson has one hobby and her initials are E. H. His favorite song is either "I Remember You", or "Darling You and I." Roy has a real responsibility in leading this class of '43 through a difficult year of change and uncer- tainty. School Papers Received I From Taduko lnadomi Letters have been received from Taduko Inadomi, former Fillmore High student, who is now in Riv- ers, Arizonaf In her latest letter, Taduko sent several issues of her school paper, "The Desert Sentinal", which contain interesting items about school life in the internment center. Commercial clubs, basketball teams, Spanish clubs, a Girls' Ath- letic Association, and a band have already been organized, and class officers have been chosen. . N Cn The 2 Sports Front The junior varsity intramural sea- son opened Monday, January 4, when Elias Cabal.lero's team decis- ively whipped Jim Schleimer's squad, 33-22. Unc Carter was the acting captain in Caballerds ab- sence, which left his team with only four men. The winners were al- ways in the lead, except for the opening seconds. In the last quar- ter, ,Carter went out on fouls, but by that time Schleimer was too far behind to overhaul Carter's team. In the initial game of the varsity intramural season, Chet Strifler's five nosed out Wad Taylor's team, 27-26, in a real thriller which was not decided until the final five sec- onds. On a jump ball, the tip went to Patterson who rifled the ball down to Holley. A Holley easily sank a set-up, and that was the game. In the second game of the junior varsity intramural league, Harold Southwick's team defeated James Smith's team, 38-28. . Fillmore Students Buy More Bonds Fillmore students are manning the guns on the front lines of home de- fense according to the sales of war bonds and stamps on Thursday, January 7. ' V Students again answered proudly to the 'victory war bond and stamp sales 'call by buying a total of 514380. E ' A proud purchasers, of S25 war bonds were George Hadley, Ed- ward Ilhareguy, Marvin -Duane smith, and Wanda Bmolol . ' f A That 'Grace Austin, Jeanne Mor- gan, and Mary Lou Danforth final- ly came back to school after having a couple of extra days of vacation. O O O That Miss Elser almost fainted when the bulletin came around, and Dick Patterson wasn't wanted in the office. O O O That a few boys around school are getting ahead of the Army by getting G. I. haircuts now. i I O That the stand has been sold out every day for the past week-no candy, no ice cream, in fact, no nothing. S'cl1olarsl1ip Offered By Four Colleges Seniors who are going to college will be interested to know that the following schools are offering scholarships to freshmen. Pomona College offers twenty scholarships, ranging in value from S175 to 5500. Out of the twenty candidates three are chosen by the California Scholarship Federation. Applications must be made on regular application blanks by Jan- uary 16, 1943. The application blanks should be filed with the reg- ular admission blanks to Pomona College. Applications for University of California scholarships must be made between December and Feb- ruary 15. The application should be accompanied by three letters of recommendation. No application will be considered unless it is ac- companied by these letters. The scholarships range in value from S100 to 5250. Mills College announces the fol- lowing scholarships for 1943-44: Candidates in the upper five per- centof the graduating classes of ac- credited secondary schools may ap- ply for Freshmen Competitive Scho- larships which are valued at from S100 to S400. ' Candidates who are sealbearers may apply for the California Scho- larship Federation Award which is valued at 5400. Application forms for admission and scholarships must be filed with Mills College not later than March 15, 1943. Redlands University offers ten College Career Scholarships rang- ing in value from 5800 to S1200 for a 'four year course., ' Redlands also offers twenty-five scholarships am- mounting to from S150 to S175 for the freshman year. , Students wishing further infoma-.. tion should see Miss Amy' Smi HAS IT A That the junior' class president, Ben Klotz, was shocked to learn that the juniors are giving a dance sometime in February. 0 O O . That Billie Mae Elkins is really good at playing poker. I O C That the boys' gym classes, fol- 10WiI1g one of Fillmore's most sacred traditions, pulled burr clover out of the football field. U U 0 That when Genelle McFadden went around collecting slips last Thursday, she had a convoy. '1'here's that Schleimer boy again! U O I That the month of January seems to be the time of new arrivals for the faculty. On Monday, January 4, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert ,Graham were the proud parents of a girl, whom they have named Margaret. Then on Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bigger were the equally proud parents of a baby girl. She was christened Julia Kay. O U O That Fuzzy Treanor must be go- in! to be a detective. He's been UD to his ears in Sherlock Holmes these past few weeks. 0 0 O That Miss Margaret White, Eng- lish teacher, "fell" for Lorraine Grady and Mildred Pulido in a big way. C O O That Bill Palmer, Dick Patterson, and Mable Jackson were recently engaged in a. lengthy discussion on 'The Fine Art of Siphoning- G35- oline". O 0 O That Mable Jackson and Bernice Seams have received letters from the sailors who received their Girls' League packages. Bernice is won- dering how she will entertain hens It seems he's coming to Fil.lmore soon. O l C " That Eugene Clowdus ls an expert sash tier. Ask Rachel Ramirez. O O O That Mike Banuelos seems en- tranced with the word Yehudi. Won't someone tell him he's behind the times? ' O O O' That Ellen Johnson, 7th grader, received a letter from a sailor, who says that "I don't think Pm cute, but I guess I'm not so bad looking, either". The slight age difference of ten years apparently makes no difference to Ellen. O O O That Wilford Cooper was feeling lonesome in English one afternoon, and wanted someone to sit near him. , l 0 0 That Audrey Spangler, Carol Howard, Marjory Hanson, and Joy Lesperance must have' received gl:- gle water for Christmas. Copa de Oro FILLMOHE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL ews Flashes Vol, V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, January 20, 1943 No. 15 Kenneth Harville Writes Letter From Africa A letter from Kenneth Harville, a soldier with the American Forces in Africa, seems to express so well the thought of the boys when they are fighting for their country on foreign battlefields, that we would like to print a part of it. "I sure would like to be with you for Christmas dinner, but I am satisfied just knowing that Ameri- ca is free and that all my folks and my friends can still enjoy a happy Christmas at home, is all I ever want. And to know that my broth- ers and other little boys and girls can still go to school and shows and beaches and parties in a peaceful and happy state of mind." Spanish Club Presents Three Plays "Why Learn Spanish?" was the play given by members of the Span- ish Club for the Business and Pro- fessional Women's Club at the Ebell Club in Fillmore last Wednesday evening, January 13. Wallace Taylor and his wife, Mar- garet McGregor. were taking a tour in Mexico. They couIdn't under- stand Spanish and so had a lot of difficulty ordering food from the waiter Don Taylor. In the second period class last Friday, January 15. members of the Spanish Club put on two plays. In "El Perro del Ventrilocuon !The Ventriloquist's Dogl, Don Bice played the part of the dog support- ed by Jean Grafft. Jean Petersen, Lorraine Grady, with Dorothy Alice Burson acting as coach. The second play was "El Barbero de la Corunafl !The Barber of Coruna.l Wallace Taylor got a "close shave" in this play. Other characters were Mary Jane Cox, Bill Palmer. Dick Baker, Don Taylor. with Evelyn Hickox as coach. 30,000 Paralysis Tags Printed In Shop An order for 30.000 small yellow tags for the infantile paralysis drive has been placed with the school print shop. The tags "Fight Infan- tile Paralysis 1943" are being print- ed by George Moore and Bill Har- dison. Other helpers are the students in Miss Hansen's and Miss Amy Smith's classes. who are punching holes in the small tags. Senior Class Sponsors Lockheed Jamboree The Senior Class will sponsor a swing shift Lockheed jamboree dance in the Fillmore gym, January 23 at 8 o'clock. Everyone coming to the aircraft factory will follow the rules of the factory by wearing slacks, overalls, or levis. Girls are not allowed to wear pullover sweaters or T shirts without a blouse over them. Girls must also keep their hair covered with a bandana or tucked under a cap. . The music will come from record- ings that will be carefully selected to satisfy everyone. Admission will be five cents a person and refreshments will be served. The committee chairmen in charge are Patricia Elkins and Jim- my Shiells, entertainment, Betty Turk, decorations, Red Brown, ad- vertisementg and Evelyn Hickox, refreshments. G. A. A. Basketball Starts All high school girls, grades 9-12, are invited to come out for the G. A. A. basketball games at noon. The girls will practice January 19 and 20 during noonhour. Games will be played January 26 and 27 and February 2 and 3. Girls do not need to be members of the G. A. A. to play. All par- ticipants in the games will earn points for G. A. A. membership and letters. A Those girls who enjoy basket- ball should see Miss Rodgers as soon as possible. Harris Dippel Killed In Action There will be another Gold Star on Fillmore l-ligh's Service Flag for Harris Dippel, former student of Fillmore, who was killed in action January 11, when his plane collid- ed with another plane while flying in New Mexico. He is survived by his wife, mother and father, and several brothers and sisters. Harris was graduated from Fill- more in 1936. He was formerly an aircraft worker in Santa Monica. School was dismissed so that stu- dents might attend the funeral ser- vices which were held Friday, after- noon, January 15, at the Presby- terian church. Caballero And Taylor Head Winning Teams With boxers and basketball play- ers furnishing the entertainment, a large crowd enjoyed the third in a series of Recreation Nights last Fri- day evening in the gym. Winners of the boxing matches were: Flyweight-Archie Herndon, Guillermo Garcia, Jack Reding, and Bill Wallace: Bantamweight-Jim Reyes and Eugene Boatrightg Feath- erweight-Don Bice, Dick Gage, Jim Riesgo, and Bud Cox, Lightweight- Abudio Carrillo, Henry Navarro, and Elmer Ellisg Welterweight-Ed Carter, and Melvin Hicks: Senior Welterweight-John Munoz and Hemeterio Romero. Winners of the basketball games were, Elias Caballerds P-38 Light- nings who defeated Abundio Car- ri1lo's Gruman Wildcats, 38-32 in the Junior Varsity game. In the Varsity League, Don Taylor's B-17 Flying Fortresses defeated Wad Taylor's PBY-2 Catalinas, 32-26. GIRL TEAMS PLAY IN FRIDAY NIGHT GYM PROGRAM 'l'he recreation program this Fri- day night, January 22, will get off to a flying start when the Thunder- bolts, guided by James Smith, and the Mustangs, piloted by George Potter, clash in a basketball game at 6 o'clock. l Following the boys' game, several girls' teams will play basketball. Seventh and eighth graders who will compete in one game are Bas- ima Simmons, Ellen Johnson, Mary Alcoser, Bonnie Femandez, Edna Cochran, Eleanor Riesgo, Joan Rich- ards, Irene Wilson, Mary Galvan, Dolores Salinas, Beatrice Mora, Hes- ter Dool, Ila Boyer, Elma Videgain, Patsy Banks, Dorothy Dorman, Pet- ra Gonzalez, Joy Brockus, Mildred Dorman, Bobby Nell Kerby, Velma Boatright, Betty Lou Cooper, Bar- bara Ellis, Barbara Fisher, Dixie Fuller, Anita Peyton, Doris New- sum, Anita Elkins, Shirley Elder, Pat Jones, Patricia Burroughs, Ruth Johnson, Atheline Butler, Betty llhareguy, Irene Veal, Veralee Wil'- son, and Naomi Legan. Senior high girls scheduled to play in the J uniors Senior game are: Jane Dryden, Mary Webb, Ann Lidamore, Lucile Brod- ersen, Mary Jane Fansler, Mamie Lackey, Arvena Lackey, Patty Henry, Barbara Balden, Betty Mas- sey, Elaine Smith, Carol Young, Pat- ty Huddleston, Maxine Eastburn, Billie Mae Elkins, Jean Petersen, Pat Elkins, Bonnie Maier, Wanda Basolo, Betty Turk, Vera Lee New- sum, Dorothy Alice Burson, Lor- raine Grady, Helen Carrillo, Phyllis Mosbarger, Rosalie Shere, and Theo- dora Moraga. At 8 o'clock. Eugene Wren's Tokyo Specials, and Chet Strifler's Lib- erators will play the final game of- the evening. Sale Ot Valar Bonds Increases , Can't you do without something you want and save this money for war stamps and bonds to help some soldier in Africa or the Solomons? Students of Fillmore High who are buying bullets for some soldier's gun to help win this war purchas- ed 5142.55 of war bonds and stamps on Thursday, January 14. New own-f ers of war bonds are Patsy Ann Banks, Harold McFadden, and Basi- ma Simmons, all :seventh graders, Bismark Basolo, junior and,Neal Thompson, senior. 1 J W N l PAGE 2 - - NEWS ,FLASHES January 20, 1943 NEWS HASHES RUMCR Published Every Week By Students of ' FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Ftlimore, California Editor ....................... -. .................. - ........................... ... ...... - Carol Young Assistant Editor ......... .... ......... D i ck Patterson Exchange ,..,...........,... ,......... ,....... Ge r ald McCool Sports .,...,................ .N ......., .................., D on Taylor ,... Features ,..... .......,............................................,.................... , .......... s ,.,........ B ernice Seams Illustrator ...,.......................,.............,..................... -...... .........,.. Dorothy Alice Burson Reporters--Red Brown, Mary Lou Danforth, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Jeanne Morgan, C-lyde Mor- ton, Bill Palmer, Rosie Rihbany, and Wallace Taylor. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Victor Kemper, and J. C. Taylor. -ilii. 'Tho Editon .Saga "What's the matter with our school dances this year? They're no fun at allf, 'I' his was one of the comments heard after our last dance. Our dances seem to be one of those things we can't get along with, or we can't get along without. If 'we .couldn't have them, most of us would protest, yet when we do have them, they aren't as successful as they should be. It's not hard to figure out why our dances aren't the same this year as last. It all goes back to the war, as most things do these days. We can't get an orchestra just by phoning Ven- tura, because most of the "hot" trumpeters are playing "Rev- eillev now. The stag line has grown increasingly longer since so many "favorite fellas' have left to keep their date with Uncle Sam. And there are other changes besides these, which have been unavoidable. But so what? We're used to changes. Why should we let them ruin the spirit of our dances? We can still "cut a rug" to the tunes of a record machine, even if weire not da-nc- ing with "the one and only." - A lot of work goes into the planning and decorating for a dance. The organizations that are sponsoring them are doing a good job planning and decorating. N ow it's up to us to come to our school dances, to cooperate, to have a good time, to really "get into the swing." The next dance will be sponsored by the Seniors on Jan- uary 23, so come on, Flashes, let's "get hep". Eight New Students Join Fillmore High The students of Fillmore are glad to welcome eight new students to our student body. ' Entering our school are Billie Ruth Rainer, a senior from Okla- homag Houston Adcock, a sopho- more from Holtsville, Californiag Carl Rummans, a freshman from Oakland, Galifomiag Lawrence Co- lomo, Los Angeles, Californiag Anna Lee Rummans, Oakland, Californiag avid Stephens, Ventura, Califor- nia: and Thelma Wilson, Oklahoma all eighth graders, and Ella Mae Stephens a lone seventh grader from Ventura, California. . is Boy Scouts Awarded At Court Ot Honor 'Scout troops 401, 402, and 403 held a court of honor and game fest under the direction of Mr. Flint, Mr. McMasters and Mr. Fors, on Monday night, January 11, at 7:30 in the Fillmore Union High School gymnasium. '1'he court of honor was directed by Mr. Greist, scout executive of Ventura. Several boys received awards at the court of honor. Bill Stocker and Lyman Ellis from 4031 Ray- mond Walker, Lewis McCool, and Forest Manes from 402: and Curtis Bell, Tom Dungan, Eugene Hadley, George Moreno, Dick Mosbarger, Bill Palmer and Art Sallee from 401, were the boys honored. That the Manual of Arms is get- ting complicated--especially to Kem- neth "Moose" Howard. ..Moose says that such things as "left shoulder arms," "right shoulder arms? ond "order arms' are okay, but when the nineteen point drill comes around, that's just too much. Q O l That things happened fast and furiously in the 5th period orienta- tion class last Thursday, when Mr. McKinney asked Evelyn Hickox to explain the Filipino Independence Act of 1934. Mixed Recreation Class Meets In Gymnasium A mixed Thursday night recrea- tion and gym class under the di- rection of Miss Julia Rodgers, will be offered each Thursday night be- ginning January 21, from 7-9 in the high school gym. Badminton, ping pong, and volley ball will be played. All equipment is furnished by the school. All members of the community are in- vited to attend. On The Sports Front Harold Southwir.-k's intramural team won their second victory in a easily SQ'-135. row, Monday, January ll, whipping George Potter's 38-19. Southwick's five was always in the lead, and was never threat- ened. Dick Turk gamered high point honors in this game sinking 17 points while Southwick was close behind with 14 points. In the varsity intramural league, Jack Schleimer's five defeated Chet Strif1er's team, 39-29. The half- time soore was all tied up at 13- all, but Schleimer got hot and that was-the ball game. Schleimer made 14 points, and DeFever made 12 for the winners. James tSmittyl Smith's five de- feated Jim Schleimer's squad, 27-22 in the junior varsity encounter, Thursday. Smitty's aggregation was never threatened, being ahead by twelve points at one stage of the game. Varsity basketball practice start- ed last week. Mr. McKinney told the boys to practice every day that is possible. with work or your grandmothers funeral being the only excuses. Mr. McKinney said that he is scheduling some games with Santa Paula, Port Hueneme, the Army Camp in Ojai, and per- haps Ventura. He said he wanted a good team to represent' Fillmore in those games. HAS. IT That Stanley Merry, Louis Mc- Cool, and Art Sallee were the fea- tured strip teasers at the scout meet- ing Monday night. ! O I That Mary Jane Fansler and Lu- cile Brodersen were matching pen- nies in 6th period last Wednesday. O I O That Mildred Puildo and Jane Pressey have been speculating about the senior dance, according to cor- respondence received. ! O U That Patty Legan's favorite song at present is "My Echo, My Shad- ow, and Me." Q O I rim Curtis neu round out um a folding cot is not the simple de- vice he thought lt Wil. O O O That James Smith, Buck Basolo, and Jimmy Grady were seen chas- ing a mouse on Central Avenue. l Q O That Jeanne Morgan is a Marine Sharp Shooter. Well, well l O I That Red Brown, Barney De- Fever, Roy Johnson, Del Lisk, and Jimmy Shlells had fun ln driving several cars to Los Angeles which William Morris had sold to the government. Virginia Morris had fun too! l U O That Betty Hardison and Jane Dryden were seen plotting together about initation. The supposed vic- tims were Audrey Spangler and Barbara Michel. U l O That Betty Ilhareguy was seen with Chuck Eastbunfs scar! in her purse. How did you get lt, Betty? .-1.-...-l. WI-IO'S WI-IO Next in line for the Who's Who column is the Junior Class Presi- dent, Ben Klotz. He was almost a Christmas present but not quite. His birthday is December 30 and he was sixteen just last year. The Junior Class is in charge of the stand this month, and Ben has been busy getting workers to help him. The Junior president is con- sidered the busiest class president in school. He is in charge of such activities as the Junior Carnival and Junior-Senior prom. ' Last year Ben was the president of the Sophomore Class and treas- urer of F. F. A. Ben is a member of the Sea Di- vision of the Victory Corps. His choice of service, however, is the Marine Corps. , Ben is also a member of the band where he plays the trombone. His favorite class is gym. He plays guard on Chet Strifler's B-24 Lib- erators. ' Theta and Spanish Clubs PI THETA TOP ROW: C. Strifler, B. Swopes, S. Peyton, L. Brodersen. R. Johnson, L. Hansen. SECOND ROW: J. Shiells, B. J. Hardison, D. Mosbarger, Miss A. Hansen, B. Dorman. SPANISH FIRST ROW: D. Bice, D. Taylor, I. J. Smith, J. Vel fquer, J. Petersen, J. Walker, R. Baker. SECOND ROW: L. Perry, A. Lidarnore, M. Pulido, Williams, E. Hickox, M. McGregor, P. Nelson, B. Palmer. THIRD ROW: M. J. Cox, J. Pressey, J. Grafit. B. fiolley, E. Smith, L. Grady, G. Lewis. PI THETANS STUDY MATH IN WAR TIME The Di Theta Club this year has centered its meetings around the theme, "The Value of Mathematics in War Times". Some of the faculty members gave talks on how the members might use their math training in war time. Since many of the former mem- bers are now in the armed forces, the club voted to write letters to keep them in touch with school activities. A The officers who led the club to a successful year were: Don Mos- barger, president, assisted by Bill Dorman, vice president, and Betty Hardison, secretary-treasurer. SPANISH CLUB HAS SEVERAL PLAYS The 24 members of the second year Spanish class, who compose the Spanish Club, under the direc- tion of Mrs. Edith Jarrett had a highly interesting and entertaining program for the year. Bernard Holley and Elaine Smith were the officers serving as presi- dent and' secretary-treasurer re- spectively. During the year, one evening party was held 'beginning with a Spanish supper at "La Tapatia" and continuing on to Mrs. J arrett's house where games were enjoyed by everyone. Several programs were held in school and plays were presented in Spanish by the students. Every member of the club earned his or her Spanish C1ub,pin during the year. These pins are won by active participation in some Span- ish Club activity, and are presented to each member by the president as soon as they have been earned. uture Farmers of America F. F. A. OFFICERS Top Row: Mr. Charles Neuman, B. Campbell, L. Per- kins, Mr. Alvin Fors, Second Row: D. Gage, D. Lisk, B. Dorman. Top Row: J. Rangel, R. Munoz, W. Standard, D. Baso lo, L. Perkins, H. Brown, D. Maxwell, H. Baughman, T. Griffin, K. Cox. Second Row: J. Perez, B. Holley, B. Wallace, R. Ponse, S. Bishop, H. Adcock, J. Cochran, J. Kellerman, D. Downey, J. Smith. Third Row: H. Romero, M. Smith, B. Bishop, R. Wiley, B. Campbell, B. Klotz, C. Bell, D. Gazzaway, B. Duarate, T. Rangel. Fourth Row: F. Jackson, C. Buchanan, D. Turk, D, Gtage, D. Lisk, B, Dorman, J. Casner, J. Brown, L. Bur- . son. F. F. A. GROUP AIDS WAR EFFORT The Fillmore Future Farmer or- ganization concentrated its efforts this year on increasing the produc- tion of food, as well as working on war activities. Every project was increased, with the vegetable garden showing a 20070 enlargement. Two hundred chicks were raised in the farm mechanics shop for the mem- bers to use on their projects. The F. F. A. sponsored a collec- tion of scrap and with the help of others in the community gathered sixteen and a half tons of metal. The members, under the direction of Mr. Fors, assisted in hauling in this scrap as well as in sorting and load- ing. One of the main activities at the first of the year was assisting farm- ers in registering trucks and trac- tors to obtain gasoline. They also helped farmers to sign up for the 1943 food production period. The F. F. A. boys also took the lead in registering and recruiting student workers through the Placement Bureau in the Agriculture Depart- ment. F. F. A. members, by keep- ing on the job steadily, set a good example for the rest of the students during the year's work program. The contests, usually entered by the members, were postponed for the duration so that they might take part in the war time activities mentioned above. The only con- test entered by Fillmore students was the War Bond Essay Contest sponsored by the United States 'Treasury Department. Sam Bishop, Fillmore F. F. A. boy, placed among the ten winners in Southern Cali- fornia. ' 1 FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Copa, de Oro A Edition I News Flashes Vol. V Fillmore, California, Wednesday,February 3, 1943 No. 16 Caballero Team Leads Junior Varsity League Six boxing matches and two in- tramural games featured the pro- gram at the gym Friday night, Jan- uary 29. A slim crowd saw Elias Caballero's team installed as the solid favorites to capture the Jun- ior intramural league crown. Cab- allero defeated James Smith, 38-22. In The second intramural game, Jack Schleimer's squad whipped Wad Tay1or's aggregation, 37-28. Schleimer and his cohorts were al- ways in the lead and were never threatened. Following are the results of the boxing matches: G. Garcia defeated A. Herndon. D. Tavlor defeated A. Carrillo. D. Gage defeated D. Bice. R. Brown defeated T. Smith. J. Munoz defeated J. Kellerman. E. Wren defeated E. Branscum. ,M-.-.MM-. Sophomore Girl Fatally lniured Pauline Maxey, Sophomore, was fatally injured in an automobile accident which occurred Saturday night. near Fillmore. The car in which she was riding overturned when the driver went to sleep. Bill Laird, and Doyl Patterson, the oth- er two occupants, were also injur- -ed. C. S. F. Lite-Members To Get Certificates Word has been received by Miss Amy Smith, Advisor of Fillmore's chapter of the C. S. F., that life- membership pins are no longer available for Scholarship members. Due to the shortage of metal, this year's awards for those who have been C. S. F. members during four semesters will be in the form of a certificate, exchangable after the war for a pin. New Assembly Seats Assigned Where is your assembly seat? Gee, look where I'm sitting! These were typical comments on Friday, January 29, when students of the Junior and Senior high school searched in the auditorium for the assembly seats which had been as- signed them for the rest of the year. After everyone was seated, Don Taylor led the flag salute and made some announcements. Four war news-reel films were shown dealing with the battles of Egypt, Midway, and the Coral Sea. Pi Theta Members Hold Meeting Guest speaker at the monthly Pi Theta meeting held Wednesday January 20, at the home of Jimmy Shiells was Mr. Roger Casier who spoke on his life in Belgium dur- ing the last World War. Mr. Casier compared schooling in Belgium with that in the United States. He also told of the difficul- ties during the last war. Don Mosbarger, president, presid- ed over a short business meeting which preceded Mr. Casier's talk. Future meetings were discussed with the possibilities of getting moving pictures for their programs Later in the evening Mrs. Shiells served delicious refreshments. Members present were Lucile Brodersen, Bill Dorman, Betty Hardison, Roy Johnson, Don Mos- barger, Jimmy Shiells, Chester Strifler, Bart Swopes, Mr. Casier and Miss Alice Hansen, advisor of the club. Two Books Reviewed By Miss Brown For Tri-Y The Senior Tri-Y held a meeting Thursday night, January 21, at the home of Virginia Morris. The meeting opened with a reg- ular business session, with Carol Young, president, presiding. Bernice Seams was welcomed into the club. Lucile Brodersen, Virginia Morris. Natalie Holts, Geneva Taylor, Dor- othy Alice Burson, and Mary Jane Fansler gave short talks on Tri-Y ideals. The speaker for the evening was Miss Brown, who reviewed "See Here Private Hargrove", by Marion Hargrove, and "West With The Night", by Beryl Markham. Plans for the next meeting were discussed. A Refreshments' were served at the close of the meeting. .-... Keep Cur Bond Sales Above SIOO "Keep our bond and stamp sales above S100.00!" is Fillmore's war- cry for next Thursday. Last week's sales totaled Sl0l.05, slipping pret- ty close to the margin. ' Neal Thompson, Vernon James, and Junior Siegler were bond buy- ers last week. ' This week on Thursday, January 28, 5132.45 worth of bonds and stamps were sold. Jack Brown pur- chased a S50 bond, and Dick Mos- barger, Benjamin Artalejo, Laura- belle Jones, and Florine Campbell were buyers of 825- bonds. The Rains Came--- xtXX B X X . 1 ' Fnclay V, x X K B Recgition A X X 1 Q'c 5 K XX X t gh. , so 6:45 pm. 0 Ci-we , 5 ' D G. A. A. Teams Elect Captains G. A. A. basketball got off to a good start on January 19, when the first practice was held in the gym. All classes combined for this first meeting, and team captains were chosen. Kathryn Taylor was elected to lead the Seniors, while Pat Hud- dleston rose to the rank of captain for the Juniors. The Sophomores chose Mary Webb as their leader, and the Freshmen, who play for the first time this year, elected Veda Vest. Representatives, who check roll and do various other jobs, were also elected. Representa- tives are: Seniors, Betty Turkg Jun- iors, Betty Jean Masseyg Soph- omores, Margaret McGregor, and Freshmen, Roberta Merry. Due to the rainstorm last week, basketball practices were postpon- ed. Yesterday, Tuesday, February 2, the Juniors and Seniors played a practice game, and today, at noon the Freshmen and Sophomores will test their teams. Students are invited to come to the gym next week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, to watch the games. . 4 Mt...-.....-. Trigonometry Class Opens February l Miss Alice Hansen, mathematics teacher, announces that her advanc- ed mathematics class will begin the study of trigonometry when the new semester opens on February 1. This class is open to anyone who has previously taken algebra. Geom- etry is not required. Boys who will be going into the service soon will find this course Valuable. Anyone interested in taking this class should contact either Mr. Main or Miss Hansen. MMMQM.-. ,Victory Corps Receives Two New Members The Victory Corps has added two more girls to its already growing list of girl members. June Walker. junior, and Wanda Core, sophomore, are the new members, and they chose the Community Service Di- vision. Boys in the air division marched sixth period Wednesday, January 20, but the rain prevented other divisions from having their drill. YWYWWSIQ G'sit.u!m'l?g'?'fif 3wW:ai1L'm'EWh:Wf M'-Q' ':'1":.'6'kV"- J' 'H YY 'W' t ' as P R 2 X ef. :gt . as PAGE 2 . , ' NEWS FLASHES , February 3,194-3 HUMOR HAS IT That Margaret McGregor was seen last week wading around in Mr. Knight's overshoes. My, what big feet he has! ll K O That Curtis Bell was slightly' mixed up in his sense of direction, while playing basketball last Fri- day night. i 8 U That Miss Alice Hansen received her Master of Arts degree in psy- chology at the U. S. C. commence- ment exercises on January 31. 1 I C That Eddie Ilhareguy and Ray- mond Fisher are camera shy. . - ll 18 it That Jack Schleimer's essay on Etiquette reads: "When you engage a girl to go to a dance .... " Really, Jack, is an engagement necessary? . ant That a person who signs his name "Sumner" thinks a certain Junior girl looks like Hedy Lamarr. - 8 0 O That Mary Lou Elkins and Jane Pressey had quite a time explaining how a combination lock got on their gym locker. 1 O l That Tom Wileman's friends are on the increase. -At least this is true when he brings his car in from Bardsdale. O O O That Mr. McKinney has trouble keeping track of his keys, especial- ly when- Don Mosbarger cooperates as he' does. U l O That Ann Williams, Bernice .Seams Barbara Balden, Mary Jane Fansler. Virginia Morris, Lucile Brodersen, Patty Huddleston, and Patty Henry were seen doing some very fancy dance steps, led by that high stepper. Anne Williams. How about it girls? I l 8 That James Riesgo argued with his mother that Guadalcanal was in New Guinea. Guess who won that argument? ll 0 U That Don Tay1or's and Lucile Brodersen's names are romatically linked in the age-old way on one of the downtown stores. U 8 U That ' Doris Newsunfs-. newest nickname is "Chink." l O O That Red ,Brown was trying 'to think how his little brother got the nickname "Todie", and wondered if it could be because they once had a dog named "Todie." That Bismark Basolo brought a little bell with him to Miss Elser's fourth fperiod class to ring at corny jokes. It seems that Bis was trying to, imitate a character in at humor- o,us essay. Carol Young Has Poem Published By mail last week came the an- nouncement that Carol Young, ed- itor of the NEWS FLASHES, has had one of her poems, "Confidence" accepted for publication in the National High School Poetry An- thology. This volume is published 'each year by the National High School Poetry Association. Their standards are high and publication of a poem in it is considered a great honor. Books Do you want to read a new and exciting book for that book review coming up in your English class? Try some of the books which have arrived in the library. "See Here, Private Hargrove- Marion Hargrove. This best seller gives an up-to- the-minute humorous account of life in the new modern and efficient U. S. Army. Everyone will enjoy the story that Marion Hargrove has to tell about his first few months in the army. "Spice and the Devil's Cave"- Agnes Danforth Howes. This is a tale of the struggle be- tween Venice and Portugal to gain control of the all-sea route to the spices of India and the Far East. The scene is laid in Lisbon, near the end of the fifteenth century. Young Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Bartholomew Diaz, the amazing Jewish banker, Abel Zakuto, and a beautiful and mysterious Arab girl, Najmi, add color and interest to this dramatic story. "Submarines"-Herbert S. Zim. Here is a book for boys. The au- thor tells the complete story of modern submarines-their develop- ments from the beginning to the present, the part they play in mo,d- ern warfare, and the scientific prin- ciples which control their opera- tion and construction. This book is illustrated with 69 photographs secured from different sources. "Kit Carson"-Shannon Garstz At fifteen, Kit Carson ran away from his Missouri home and joined a freighter caravan bound for Santa Fe. Kit became the most skilled and famous of the mountain men who lived by trapping. He was put in charge of many expedition parties, and explorations. "The Fun Encyclopedia"-E. 0. Har-bin. ' Are you giving a party soon- one that you really want to be a success? Well, here's just the book. It contains games for any gay oc- casion at church, at school, or at home. ff' lit xii., V, , I .NEWSHASHES I Published Every Week By Students of p FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California ' ' Editor. ,... ...................................................................... p ................................... C arol Young Assistant Editor ....... .................................... ...... ......... D 1 Q k Patterson Exchange ..,............... Sports ..................... .........Gerald McCool Taylor.... Features. ....................... . .. ..... ....................... ............................................. B e rnlce Seams Illustrator ....................................................,............................... Dorothy Alice Burson Reporters-Red Brown, Mary Lou Danforth, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Jeanne Morgan, Clyde Mor- ton, Bill Palmer, Rosie Rihbany, an-d Wallace Taylor. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Victor Kemper, and J. C. Taylor. .-.-ll.-.1 'THQ Editon Saga Once again the old cry, "Where is our school spirit?", has been raised. "Remember", said one student, "a year or so ago when we had pep assemblies every week? Those were the days when we had some real enthusiasm". In explanation, we pointed out that we are in warg that we have no football, and the varsity basketball team has not played as yet. We gave every reason why there should not be any school spirit, and then we realized that there is school spirit! Every student buying War Bonds and Stamps at the school is showing his school spirit. Those who have joined the Vic- tory Corps or who have changed their schedules in order to gain membership in that organization are showing their school spirit. These examples of school spirit are different from most person's ideas. Before, we were told to support our team by rooting for it at athletic events. Now it is our duty to support another team. It has on its ros'ter about five million men. They are soldiers, sailors, or marines--on Uncle Sam's team. WHO'S WHO Next in line in the Who's Who column is the Sophomore Class president, Harold Brown, who leads the second year class in all its activ- ities. Commonly known around the school as "Todie", he was born on October 8, 1927. Harold has two very definite peeves. He dislikes to be awakened during a sound sleep. He also dislikes to do the dishes, and he gets out of them whenever he can. Harold likes all kinds of sports. When he was in the seventh grade he tied and broke unofficially the county record in the pole-vault in his division, but the judges said he had had too many tries. The same year he hurt his knee and had to stop all sports. His hobby is one that very few people have. He collects envelopes. "Todie" has some from the Philip- pines, Hawaiian Islands, Midway, and one from Russia. He likes all kind of swing music, especially Count Basie. On The Sports Front George Potter and James CSmittyl Smith's intramural teams hooked up into what was laughingly call- ed a basketball game, Monday, Jan- uary 18. Potter came out on top in this game, 24-16, but not before the fans were treated to as wild a fray as anyone would want to see. Potter was high point man in this battle, ,sinking 12 points. Don Taylor's Flying Fortresses wrested the league lead away from Jack Schleimer's Martin Bombers in a high scoring game Wednesday, January 20, 50-42. Each team played with only four men so it was a wide open game. The Flying Fortresses took an early lead, the half-time score being 26-14. Taylor was high man making 26 digits. DeFever chalked up 14 points, to lead the losers. In what was supposed to be a close game Thursday, January 21. Elias Caballero's squad slaughtered Har- old Southwick's team 37-11. Cabal- 1ero's team was hot, and South- wick's team was colder than a moth- er-in-1aw's osculation. Caballero made 20 points to lead the scorers. v FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL News Flashes Copa de -Oro Edition Vol, V Fillmore, California, Wednesday,February 10, 1943 No. 17 Women Teachers Given Tea By Senior Tri-Y Last Thursday afternoon, the women faculty members were the guests of the Tri-Y girls at their regular meeting. 'Tea was served in the social room at the high school. g Miss Ruth Benson, Director of Speech Improvement of the Ventura County Schools, spoke on "Improv- ing Our Personality". She gave sug- gestions for attaining poise in walk- ing. talking, and sitting down. She also gave interesting examples of people who have overcome person- ality handicaps. After tea had been served, there was a brief business meeting, dur- ing which reports of committee chairmen were heard. After the service committee report, it was voted to give some money for the purpose of buying Bibles for ser- vice men. Members were also ask- ed to bring devotional books. The meeting was adjourned with a closing circle of friendship. On The Sports Front Don Taylor's Flying Fortresses captiglred their third straight game. January, 23, defeating Eugene Wren's squad, 35-21. The first half was close, but the Fortresses pulled away in the last half. Taylor led the scorers with 15 points. Harold Southwick's five defeat- ed C1arrillo's cohorts, 28-24 in a good game, January 28. The two teams displayed a better brand of basket- ball than has been shown before. Southwick led the point-makers, with 20 digits. James fSmittyl, Smith's boys beat Carrillo's team February 1, 36-29. Smitty's five led during the entire game, being 11 points ahead at the end of the first quarter. Elias Caballero's squad decisively whipped George Potter's club 34-6 in a wild basketball game last Thursday. Caballero swished 15 points to lead the scorers. Wad Taylor's five finally won a game last Thursday, defeating Eu- gene Wren's boys, 47-40 in a good game. Taylor made 20 points to take high scoring honors. Mos- barger led the losers with 16 dig- its. Victory Corps Members Learn Code Ot Arms So that the members will have at least a working knowledge of the code of arms, Mr. Harry Bigger, gym teacher, spent three periods last week with the members of the air, land, and sea divisions of the Victory Corps. Members of the Corps are learn- ing to do the parts of the code of arms while marching. Thirty-six persons are taking this training at present. Students Buy Bonds Three students bought S25 worth of bonds and 528.05 worth of stamps from Betty Hardison on February 4, to make a total of 310305. The sale took place in the Administra- tion building before school in the morning and at noon. The bonds were bought by Betty Hardison, Lewis McCool and Mil- dred Dorman. F. U. H. S. Boys Join Army "They're in the Army now!" That's what is being said about two sen- ior boys who left last Monday to join the United States Army. The boys are Harlan Barton and Dick Patterson. Harold Stevens, bus driver, who graduated from Fill- more High School last year, left on the same day. The trio report- ed to Santa Paula and from there went to Fresno. Services Held For Pauline Maxcy Funeral services were held Wed- nesday, February 3, for Anne Pau- line Maxcy, sophomore at Fillmore High School, who was killed in an automobile accident January 30. The services were held at the Presbyterian Church. The officiat- ing clergymen were Reverend Glenn Lackey and Reverend William S. Orr. x Mrs. Ella McGregor, accompanied by Mrs. Tillie Harmonson, sang "Beautiful Dreamer" and "God Will Take Care of You." Pallbearers were Dean Gregory, Melvin Hicks, Kenneth Howard, Eugene Lloyd, Bill Palmer, and J. C. Taylor. ... .. . F. F. A. Chicks Arrive Chickens! That is what you will see if you look in the west end of the shop for the F. F. A. has pur- chased 100 Barred Rock chicks. These chicks, which arrived Thurs- day, will be raised by the agricul- tural students. Don Maxwell and Tommy Grif- fin have volunteered to take care of the chicks for the first week in Fillmore. The Agriculture students will all have a turn looking after the flock. At the age of six weeks the chickens will be sold on a non- profit basis. Agriculture students will have first choice in the buying. F.F.A. VICTORY CHICKS J jj sl' B-24 Liberators Defeat Flying Fortresses A fine brand of basketball and boxing was displayed in the gym at the recreation program Friday night, February 5. In the boxing matches the fol- lowing people Won their matches: Jack Brown won from Eugene Wren, Red Brown beat Don Trea- nor, Bud Cox won from James Riesgo, Ed Carter defeated Melvin Hicks, Hemeterio Romero won from Elias Caballero, and Jackie Reyes defeated Raymond Fisher. ' In the varsity basketball game, Strifler's B-24 Liberators defeated Don Taylor's B-17 E Flying Fort- resses by a 28-20 score. In high point position was Bernard Holley with 14 points for the Liberators while Strifler ran a close second with 9 points. Taylor led his Fly- ing Fortresses with 13 points While Neal Thompson followed in second place with 6 points. Southwick's P-39 Airacobras de- feated Jim Schleimer's P-40 E. War- hawks in the Junior Varsity game by a 32 td 17 score. Southwick led the winning team with 22 points while Archie Herndon came in sec- ond with 6 points. Harold Morton led the Warhawks with a point score of 8 while in second' place was Charles Harbison with 7 points. Senior Girl Scouts Hold Meeting A meeting of the Girl Scouts was held last Tuesday, in the social room. June Walker and Anne Lidamore were appointed to help organize a troop of fifth grade girls, while Patty Henry, Inez Mos- barger, and Patty Nelson are help- ing with a sixth grade troop. The girls, with their advisor, Miss Marion Walker, are planning a bicycle ride to Ventura, in the near future. March Ot Dimes Great Success The March of Dimes for this year was a great success in Fillmore High School. Approximately S40 was given by the students, to aid in cur- ing and combating infantile paral- ysis. This money, which is more than double last year's donation, will be used to help infantile paral- yisis victims in Ventura County., I J 1- L I ,rj 1 mera , A A ' news FI.As1-IES y y I February 1O,ll943 NEWS l:l.ASl'llES A g RUMORHASIT Q ' Q. Published Every Week By Students of FILLMOREJOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California Editor ....,...,,,........,..... ..............................,............ ........ C a rol Young Assistant Editor ......... ....... G erald McCool Sports ..,.....,......,..,.,... ................... D on Taylor Features ........................................,.............,.....,....................................... Bernice Seams Illustrator ..............,,,,.,....,,.,........,......,.,.....,,,....,........,........,,.... Dorothy Alice Burson Reporters--Red Brown, Ruth Clapperton, Lynn Hansen, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Jeanne Morgan, Clyde Morton, and Billie Ruth Rainer. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Bill Hardison, ...T......... .. 'Tho Edliton Saga We canit help but notice the small crowds at the Recrea- tion Nights on Friday. We realize that the programs are a substitute for the interscholastic basketball' games we used to have. However, the present activities are interesting and have been designed to give more studnts a chance to par- ticipate and show their ability. But to get down to the real question, why haven't the crowds kept up? On one side, we know that the basketball games havenit come up to the former standards, as far as quality is concerned. Being intramural teams, this is only to be expected. But some of the games have been thrilling and the boys have shown real basketball skill. As for the boxing matches, there is absolutely no excuse for anyone missing them. It's worth your time to see how the boys have improv- ed. Every match has been packed with unusual occurances and excitement. The future looks better yet. There are high hopes of the varsity basketball team playing against outside teams on' Fri- days. The tumblers are practicing to give a real exhibition. Championship boxing matches are coming up. These fellows are doing their best to entertain you. Give them your real support. ' .'.h 251:25 , . . airfar- 1 "'2-11'.'e si.. -flimsts Tr? n ,xx s . , , ish., ' Q Scouting's lob in '43 A Toughen up A Buckle Down 4 Carry On to Victory Boy Scout Week February 6th to 12th H. , g . 'Phat Dick Baker broke his collar- bone in tumbling. , 1 I U That Geneva Taylor told Miss Rogers that she was good at all kinds of "fig'um'es." li U U That Joe Gqolonka wondered if he could run as fast as a cow. He found out. U O 0 That a certain new sophomore boy had a distinguished guide show- ing him the school. That Gordon .Clare was surprised on Saturday night with a birthday party. 1 0 O That Mr. Ross saw Don Mos- barger sniff something then quick- ly hide it. Upon command from Mr. Ross, he presented it-a, big cigar. X l 1 That Phyllis Mosbarger is work- ing afternoons as a Union Oil Sta- tion attendant. 0 C C That after the Tri-Y meeting on poise, members were seen attempt- ing to walk "a straight line" while Dorothy Alice Burson demonstrated the line art of stooping over, grace- fully. l l 0 That Naomi Legan seems to en- joy running around the gym. Wl-lO'S WHO Expects to be an F. B. I. agent and a bachelor. Directs the Freshman Class i.n its activities. Called Une. Arrived in 1928. Relishes Mathematics. Tumbles with the best in Fillmore High School. Excels in basketball. Reached Filhnore High School, fol- lowing two brothers who are now in the United States Navy. That Bud Cox and Jim Elliott are now demanding quiet for study. A bit unusual, eh what? O O 0 That Carol Howard and Roberta Merry have been holding hands in the dark. Better watch out, Ro- berta and Carol. U O O - That Red Brow'u's face was really "Red" in the theatre recently. Thinking that Mary Huddleston was sitting in front him, Red proceeded to pull Mary's ears. Then to his surprise an indignant lady proceed- ed totell Red where to get off. Mary had moved. 1 l l That Carol Young asked Gerald McCool to let her see his teeth. Could it be that Carol is practicing ' v dentistry . l l O That Mr. Harry Bigger recently came into possession of a red-po1ka,- dot dress. Mr. Bigger certainly does get around. Speech Enjoyed By Assembly Mr. Edgar Anderson, basic train- ing instructor of the Army Air Force, now stationed at Lancaster, California, spoke to the assembly last Thursday, February 4. His sub- ject was 'The Duty of the Student". He spoke of many interesting in- cidents which happened during his training and also read to the as- sembly a letter from Colonel .Robert L. Scott, Junior, of the A. V. G. in China. Mr. Anderson emphasized the im- portance of high school training in the war effort, and urged the stu- dents to work hard in their cl'asses. He stated that throughout the 31111- ed forces, training is the important thing. 1i.i Here's The I943 Ideal Valentine With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Cupid is busy linking hearts and delivering messages addressed "To My Valentine". Although opinions will differ greatly on this subject, here's the NEWS FLASHES' idea of the qualities which, if combined in one girl or one boy, would make the ideal Valentine of '43. . GIRLS HAIR-Gloria Mauck EYES-Wanda Basolo BUILD--Elaine Smith PERSONALITY-Dorothy Alice Burson SMILE-Billie Mae Elkins TEETH--Gloria Lewis DANCE LIKE--Genelle McFadden SING LIKE-Natalie Harthorn VOICE-Evelyn Hickox DRESS-Jeanne Morgan BRAINS-Betty Jean Hardison PEP-Maxine Eastburn LINTE-Patty Huddleston ATHLETIC ABILITY-Lucile Brodersen. BOYS HAIR-Johnny Kellerman EYES--Bernard Holley BUILD-Barney DeFever PERSONALITY--Wallace Taylor SMILE-Spud Higgins TEETH-Clyde Morton DANCE LIKE-Phil Romain SING LIKE-Pal Tucker VOICE-Tommy Nelson DRESS-Bill Cochran BRAINS-Jimmy Shiells PEP'-Red Brown LINE-Bart Swopes - ATHLETIC ABILITY-Don Taylor f 1 FILLMORE .IOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL ' Copa de Gro Edition p News Flashes Vol, V Fillmore, California, Wednesday,February 17, 1943 No. 18 New Commissioners Are Selected By Student Council Fillmore Union High School bade farewell last week to two students, members of the Student Council. The students are Margaret lPinkyD Maxwell and Wallace CWadJ Tay- lor. Margaret Maxwell, Commissioner of Finance, is now working at the Bank of America in Fillmore. Wallace Taylor, Commissioner of Athletics and editor of the Copa de Oro left February 10 to attend the University of California at Berkeley. Kathryn Taylor is replacing Mar- garet as Commissioner of Finance. and Bernice Seams has been ap- pointed to take Wallace's place as editor of the Copa de Oro. Bill Dorman and Chester Strif- ler were nominated by the Council for the office of Commissioner of Athletics. An election will be held in the home rooms February 17. .il-l. Four Class Pictures Taken For Annual "Hurry up! Do you want to miss out on this?" "I heard that we only have three chances." "Yes, and you had better look your best because you don't know when it's going to happen." "Oh, gosh that's the last one and I was sitting here with my eyes closed." ,"Boy am I going to hate to go back to class!" These remarks were heard when the class pictures for the annual were being taken. Senior, Junior, Sophomore and Freshman class pictures have al- ready been taken, leaving only the Junior High, the various clubs, and the athletic group pictures yet to be taken. ,. G. A. A. Basketball Begins The G. A. A. basketball season got off to a flying start last Tues- day and Wednesday, February 9 and 10, when two class games were played. The seniors defeated the sopho- mores 20-13, while the juniors won from the freshmen, 16-3. , War Bond Assembly To Be Held Soon Making plans for a stupendous War Bond Assembly to be held in the near future, the Student Coun- cil met at Carol Young's home last Tuesday night. The goal set for the sale of War Bonds and Stamps is to have 9093 of the studentbody buying at least a 10 cent stamp each Thursday. Don Mosbarger, Commissioner of Enter- tainment, was appointed chairman of a committee to make plans for reaching this goal. It was voted that the Student Council should give a trophey to the outstanding division of the Vic- tory Corps, on the basis of superior- ity in military drill. Tentative plans were made for a Victory Corps review, when the divisions would be judged. Gifts were presented to outgoing commissioners. Margaret Maxwell and Wallace Taylor by the Student Council. Following the meeting the Com- missioners were served lovely Valentine refreshments by the hostess and her mother. Two New Teachers Join Fillmore High New faculty members teaching at Fillmore High are Miss Eleanor Harajian. who is occupying the po- sition vacated by Miss Margaret White, and Mr. Aaron Ostash, who is taking over the classes that were taught by Mr. Russell Flint before his departure for service in the Navy. Thirteen Students On Honor Roll By scoring a total of ten points under the standard set by the Cali- fornia Scholarship Federation, thir- teen 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students made the Junior Scholarship So- ciety for the first semester at Fill- more High. Students in the society are: Dor- othy Messer, 9th gradeg Tom Nel- son and Raymond Walker, 8th gradeg Dolores Alvidrez, Patty Banks, Keith Bentley, Dorothy Dor- man, Tom Dungan, Jim Fansler. Luis Garnica, Shirley Morris, Elea- nor Riesgo, and Baseina Simmons, 7th grade. At the first meeting held Febru- ary 10, in room 31. Tom Nelson was elected president of the society. Other officers are: Raymond Walk- er. vice-president and Dolores A1- vidrez, secretary-treasurer. .l.... ..-Q Homemalcing Class Decorates Gym The Senior Homemaking class, directed by Miss Isabel Aitchison, will do over the girls' restroom in the gym. New draperies for the rest- rooms and for Miss Rodgers' officeg new skirts for tablesg and covering for two daybeds will be made by the following girls: Grace Austin, Ruth Clapperton, Patricia Elkins, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson, Jeanne Morgan, Vera Lee Newsum, Madge Pierce, Betty Turk, and Lois Jean Wallace. The material for the goods hasn't arrived as yet. Senior Ditch Day - gclnmo P I TC I Do Your Part To Earn A Minute Man Flag Buy War Stamps Help Fillmore High earn a Min- ute Man Flag! This is the new slo- gan for our war bond and stamp sales. The Minute Man Flag, a white Minute Man on a blue field, is pres- ented by the Treasury Department to any high school in which 9096 of the students are buying war stamps regularly. At a recent Stu- dent Council meeting, it was decided that, with everyone's cooperation, our school could earn such a flag? If we are to do this, and be quali- fied to keep our flag flying, at least 495 students, or 90'Zv of our entire studentbody, must buy a 10 cent war stamp each week. An assembly has been planned for next Tuesday, February 23, to officially launch our Minute Man Flag project. Own the following Thursday, our effort to earn a flag, will begin, with our regular sale of war stamps and bonds. On that day, let's have every Fillmore High student buying at least a 10 cent war stamp. Lincoln Assembly Held On Monday, February 8, an as- sembly was held in commemoration of Abraham Lincoln. A movie, "March of Freedom", including the signing of the Declaration of Inde- pendence, symbols illustrating the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, and some activities of America during the present war, was shown. Mr. Jack McCord spoke about Lincoln, and on enthusiasm in aiding the war effort. Strange Quiet Pervades T Fillmore High c Some of the classrooms Nat Fill- more High were strangely quiet and deserted on Thursday, Febru- ary 11, when the Senior Class, fol- lowing an old tradition, "ditched" for the day. The destination of the seniors were military secrets, but rumor has it that theatres, skating rinks, and restaurants in Los Angeles saw some of the wanderers. The freshmen welcomed a day of rest from the glaring looks and initiation threats of the seniors. 4-. m mg A, V gy-1-,J PAGE 2 ' A I 1 NEWS FLASHES Fabmry-Liv, 1943 NEWS FLASHES Published Every Week By Students of FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California Editor ,,,,,,,,,,,,..,.,.,.... ,.............,.......,.....,,............,...,...... ........ C a rol Young Assistant Editor .,,.,.. ......,.....,...,...,....... .............. ........ G e r ald McCool Sports .,,,4,,.,,.,,,,,,,, .........,..,....., D on Taylor Features ,,,.,,,,...,,,......,,.......,...,,...,..,,,.......................................,.........,...... Bernice Seams Illustrator .,,,,, 1 ,..,,............,.. .......,.........,....,...,,.........,.,,......,....... D o rothy Alice Burson Reporters-Red Brown, Ruth Clapperton, Lynn Hansen, Amy Ellis, Mable Jackson. Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Jeanne Morgan, Clyde Morton, and Billie Ruth Rainer. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Bill Hardison, ...l...i1-.i- 'Tho Ed lton Scrub Our bond and stamp sale for last Thursday went into a tailspin, ending in the embarrassing total of ,3i43.80. Are the Senios that important? Certainly the student body should be able to keep the record above 35l00.0Q each week, despite Senior Ditch Day. If the student body is to redeetrn itself, all of us must help ,boost the record sky-high next Thursday. The only bond bought last week was purchased by Bill Campbell. ' Girls' Teams Play On Friday Night The fifth in the series of the Fri- day night recreation programs will take place Friday night, February 19. To be featured for the evening will be two girls' basketball games. Mixed teams of the sophomores, juniors, and seniors will play. Also the eighth graders will oppose the seventh graders. V Two boys' basketball games will be played the same evening. Eugene Wren's B-25 Tokio Specials will play Chet Strifler's B-24 Liberators. Elias Caballero's P-38 Lightnings will play Abundio Carrillo's Grum- man Wildcats. .,i..l..... Wi-IO'S WI-IO Called Chuck. Hates being teased by the girls. Arrived on January 30, 1929. Reads adventure and dog stories. Likes to hunt. Eats everything, any place, any time. Student Body stand's chief cus- tomer. V Eighth grade president. Asks for Red Ryder on the radio. Swims. Tumbles for fun. Boy Scout member. Used to be vice-president of the seventh grade. Relishes ice cream. Never gets mad. ,f Book Reviews ABE LINCOLN GROWS UP-By Carl Sandburg. This is the story of Lincoln's boy- hood at Knob Creek Farm and on Little Pigeon Creekg his games and choresg the things he handled and used: his life at Gentryville and on the Mississippig until at nineteen, leaving home to make his fortune at New Salem, "Abe Lincoln Grows Up. n PECOS BILL, The Greatest Cow- boy Of All Times, by Dr. James Cloyd Bowman. In this book, some three hundred pages of Pecos Bill's marvelous ex- ploits and deeds of daring are pres- ented. The tall tales told by the "Greatest Cowboy of all Times rival those accredited to Paul Bun- yan. sv SENTRIES OF THE SEA--by John J. Floherty. Of compelling interest in these times of danger is this story of the United States Light Service. The reader feels the desperation of a lightship upon seeing a liner plung- ing into it, and the loneliness of an Arctic lighthouse where no mail comes for nine months. It is '1 thrilling story of the guardians of the sea. Q THE DISAPPEARANCE OF KIT SHANE by L. A. Wadsworth. This is a story of a boy with am- bitions to become a reporter on a newspaper. His experiences, mix- ed with a background of deadlines, printer's ink, and front page stories, makes interesting reading. On The Sports Front Elias Caballero's high-flying bas- keteers slaughtered George Potter's five, 34-6 in a basketball game Feb- ruary 4. Potter's squad didn't score a single point until the fourth quarter, when Walt Standard final- ly made a basket. Caballero made 13 points to lead the scorers. Harold Southwick's cohorts easily defeated Jim Schleimer's team, 32-17, last Friday night. Southwick's boys were always in the lead, and were never threatened. Southwick made 22 points to lead the scorers. Chet Strifler's B-24 Liberators handed Don Taylor's Flying Fort- resses their first defeat Friday, 28-20. The Fortresses were ahead by eight points at one stage of the game, but Holley got hot and that was the ball game. Holley sunk 14 points to lead the scorers. Tay- lor made 13 points for the losers. Mr. McKinney and Mr. Bigger both agreed that it was the best game yet played during the intra- mural season. They said that the passing and shooting was especial- ly good for two intramural teams. Elias Caballero's team easily de- feated Jim Schleimer's five last Wednesday, 62-21. The game pro- duced the highest score yet made by any intramural team to date. Caballero established a new scoring record when he made 44 points. Schleimer's guards were too short to stop Caballero's shots under the baskets. Harold Southwick's squad nar- rowly defeated James tSmittyl Smith's boys 24-22 in a tight game last Thursday. The score was tied 22-22 with just about two minutes remaining. Southwick then made a field goal to cinch the game. .... i...,1. New Students Enter School Extra, Extra! No, not extra news about the war, but nine extra stu- dents who have been added to our Student Body. Re-entering is Connie Legan Ben- nett, a senior. John Walker, sopho- more has come from Oak Park and River 'Forest, Illinois. One fresh- man, Don Jones, entered from Ex- eter, California. The eighth graders claim Barbara Jones from Lemon Cove, California, Builah Robinson, from Coalinga, California and Clet- tis Vincent, from Bakersfield, Cali- fornia. The seventh grade have three new names to add-Barbara Hansen, Ventura, California, Joe Murguia, re-entering from Fillmore Grammar School, and Clyde Thomp- son from Wheeler, Oklahoma. HUMOR 1-IAS rr That Phyllis Mlosbarger wears a certain kind of uniform when she works at the -Service Station. ' its ,- That Archie Herndon is a good mechanic, except that he gets most of the oil and grease on himself. A-ll That Virginia Gazzaway, Melvin Hicks, Clyde Morton, Betty M08- barger, Bart Swopes, Sonny Tucker, and Eugene Wren work at the lem- on house and spend most of the money for food. . O O O That Harold Southwick would be glad to supply a secret formula to people who want to grow tall. U O I That Pat Pence is wearing a ring, third finger, left hand, that was given her by Jack Ellsworth. ll D 1 That Miss L. Smith's fifth period girls are designing Baby Nurseries. 1 H U That Bill Palmer Wishes Senior Ditch Day would come once a week so he would have no sixth period. l U 0 That Mr. Casier is going to let Jack Casner take over the class next week. How about that Mr. Casier? l O O That Bill Wallace has determined upon a career of hair dressing. Ask Bil1's ninth grade customers. That Carol I-Ioward is trying to copy Veronica Lake with that wisp of hair hanging over her eye. K l l That Bismark Basolo wonders what a dark opera would be if Pinafore is a light opera. O U 8 That Ben Klotz is communicating in English by means of the black- board. ' C O That Agapito Carrillo's current hobby is reading funny books! f' U U O ' That Bart Swopes read Words- worth's poem "Jennie Kissed Me" with special enthusiasm. ll 0 l That Jack Warren, recently held a geometric conservation over the Bardsdale telephone lines. 8 0 U That Mr. AHonn threatened the biology class with a repetition of last year's "organ recital". It's on the square! Watch this Square NEXT WEEK N 'H BOY SCOUTS AID IN WAR EFFORT The three active Scout Troops in the Fillmore area enjoyed several activities this year. Among them were: two courts of honor, one test passing camp, and several hikes. Among the future 'events will be a Camporal and a summer camp at Three Falls. Some of the scouts were doing Victory Work during the year, most of them own War Savings Stamps. one Scout cleans the watch tower, and many of them distributed post- ers advertising War Stamps to the merchants of Fillmore. Officials of the troops are: 401- Scoutmaster, Mr. J. M. Honng Senior Patrol Leader, Bill Palmer, Patrol Leaders, Eugene Hadley, Vernon James, and Art Salee. 402-Scoutmaster, Mr. H. D. Mc- Masterg Assistant Scout Master, George Moore, Patrol Leaders. Ev- erett Brady, Alvin Deeter, Tony Juarez, and Forest Manes. 1 Boy Scouts of America - ,.. W . ALL TROOP 401 Back Row: E. Hadley, L Colomo, G. Moreno Front Row: B. Thompson, D. Wright, D. Mosbarger, L. Garnica. TROOP 401 Back Row: A. Sallee, R. Gonzalez, A. Buckner, E. Lidamore. Front Row: K. Bentley, J. Scott, H. Inman G TROOP 402 Back Row: F. Burson, C. Deeter, A. Deeter, R. Baker Front Row: D. Jackson, E. Brady, R.QHunt, L. Lombard TROOP 401 Back Row: E. Finnell, V. James, B. Palmer, W. Nelson Front Row: T. Dungan, M. Moreno 403-Scoutmaster, Mr. Alvin Forsg TROOP 402 TROOP 403 senior Patrol Leader, Jim Smells, Eaclklcclfgogsi: C. Rummans, F. Manes, R. Walker, Back Row: L. Burson, B. Cox, J. Shiells, B. Campbell Patrol Leaders, Billy Jim Camp- Front Row: J. Suttle, J. Fansler, D. Clapperton Front Row: B. Dennis, C. Eastburn, S. Merry, T. Nelson bell and Lyman Ellis. TROOP 402 TROOP 403 Back Row: R. Morey, T. Hicks, D. McCullough, J. Back Row: L. Ellis, B. Elkins, H. Haase, G. Phipps, Grimes. C. Elkins FTOIU Row! T- Jl1aI'62, W. Michael. Front Row: J. Seigler, H. McFadden, -E. Ilhareguy 7 Q Publications WEEKLY PAPER ISSUED BY STAFF The News Flashes staff this year published a weekly two -page paper instead of the four-page paper issued last year. Originally intended to unify the morning and afternoon school sessions during the victory work program, the weekly paper continued throughout the year. Carol Young served as editor of the News Flashes. The Copa de Oro this year was a home project. Due to the war shortages of materials and labor, glossy paper and a fancy binding CAROL YOUNG BERNICE SEAMS Editor of News Flashes X Editor of Copa De Oro were impossible. However, the printing, photography and publica- tions staff managed to overcome these difficulties and get out a 1943 Victory Copa de Oro. Ber- nice Seams took over the post of editor of the annual in February when Wallace Taylor left to go to the University of California. The publications class, co-operat- ing with the Girls League, held their "Blossom Time" dance May 15. Roy Johnson and Evelyn Hickox were crowned as Copa de Oro King and Queen at the dance. TOP PICTURE: PRINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY Top Row: G. Moore, Mr. Walter Stewart, W. Adams. Second Row: J. Smith, G. Core, B. Walsh, R. Pyle, E. Boatright. BOTTOM PICTURE: PUBLICATIONS STAFF V Top Row: B. Palmer, B. Maier, V. Kerby, J. Morgan, W. McClung, D. Taylor Second Row: G. McCool, C. Young, Miss Enid Elser, B. Seams, A. Herndon. So g',QQJW 1 FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Copa cle' Oro . -Edition News Flashes Vol. V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, February 24, 1943 No. 19 Fillmore Sees Red As Seniors Initiate Freshman Class Were their faces red? Fillmore seniors turned make-up experts last Thursday, when the annual Fresh- man Initiation was held to duly in- duct the ninth graders into Senior High School. Freshmen faces were autographed with lipstick by the upperclassmen. Ninth grade girls dressed in old dresses, with large green bows and hair hanging made a match for the boys who wore old pants with cuffs rolled up, large green ribbons, and make-up. The main features of the day were the performances held in the gym at noon, and at the assembly during sixth period. At noon, many of the lowly Frosh had their noses on the floor, pushing peanuts across the gym court. Buck Basolo and Unc Carter fed each other mush while blindfolded, a feat which resulted in mopping the gym floor. During the assembly, which was for Senior High only, the high and mighty seniors' were entertained by the voices of Tony Carrillo, Pal Peggy Guit- Buck Basolo. Katie Elkins Buck Basolo Tucker, Inez Phillips, erez, Ed Carter and Piano soloists were and Dorothy Messer. played the saxophone. Those par- ticipating in a skit were Kenneth King, Jean Branson, Gertrude Beebe and Carol Howard. The Seniors took over the latter part of the assembly, conducting a Kangaroo Court. The jury of sen- iors found several freshmen guilty of various misdemeanors and meted out justice in the fonn of stunts which the accused had to perform. Stritler Elected To Council ' Chester Strifler was elected Com- missioner of Athletics by vote of the students of Fillmore High on Feb- ruary 17. He will take the place of Wallace Taylor who resigned the office to enter the University of California at Berkeley. Strifler defeated his opponent, Bill Dorman, by a vote of 299 to 152. - "Chet" will join the student council where it will be his job to coordinate all of the activities of the boys' and girls' gym depart- ments, and to keep records of all participation of players in athletic contests. K Nineteen Students Join Scholarship Group Four seniors, eleven juniors, and four sophomores at Fillmore High became members of the C. S. F. this current semester by getting the ten scholastic points required for mem- bership. C, S. F. members who are seniors are Betty Hardison, Jimmy Shiells, Wallace Taylor, and Carol Young. Nellie Armas. Barbara Balden, Bi' mark Basolo, Dorothy Alice Bursoi. Bill Dorman, Mary Jane Fansler, Lynn Hansen. Patricia Henry, Glen Mayhew, Esther Perez, and Ann Williams represent the Junior Class. Dick Baker, Lorraine Grady, Mar- garet McGregor, and Patricia Nelson are sophomore members. Those who received straight "A" on their cards were Betty Hardison, Jimmy Shiells. and Carol Young. seniors: Glen Mayhew, juniorg and Patricia Nelson, and Dick Baker, sophomores. Those who have earned life membership in the federation are Betty Hardison, Jimmy Shiells, and Wallace Taylor. Their awards will be given at the time of graduation. Senior Sweaters Arrive The great day has come! Senior sweaters have arrived and are be- ing worn proudly by many twelfth graders. Very appropriately, Freshman In- itiation Day was the time of arrival and the sight of a bright blue sweat- er in the hall sent many a lowly Frosh scrambling in the opposite direction. The emblem on the sweaters is in the form of a flash, with an F and the year number '43 on it. Schools At: War FILLMORE HIGH MAKES PLANS TO EARN A MINUTE MAN FLAG "To deserve our freedom, we must fight for it!" with those words, student body president Don Taylor opened the assembly on Tuesday, February 23, I943 COPA DE ORO, TO GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 27 Sales for the 1943 Victory Copa de Oro will start at the Junior Dance next Saturday night, Febru- ary 27. With the student body cards the cost will be 50 cents, and without student body cards, the an- nuals will cost 51.00. There will be many changes in the annual this year due to the fact that many materials and paper are impossible to get. However, this year will be a year which will be remembered by every student be- cause of the many changes in the school program and schedule. The best way to remember this war year is to purchase your annual as soon as possible. With each annual purchased, 100 votes will be given for the Victory King and Queen of 1943. Any girl and boy in the Senior High School is eligible. Deadline for the snap contest will be April 30. Turn in all the good snaps you have to Miss Enid Elser in Room 27 or to Bernice Seams. Put your name on the back with the name of the person or persons in the- picture. A free annual will be giv- en to the best snapshot submitted. Natives Ot Nine States In Senior Class Nine states and two countries were represented at a meeting held Wednesday, February 17, in the au- ditorium to discuss the Freshman initiation. The Senior Class of 1943 hails from a variety of places. California naturally leads with 38 representa- tives: Oklahoma follows with six: Missouri and Texas -are next with two eachg and Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Ohio are last with one apiece. One student hails from Old Mexico. Of the Senior Class, 45 out of 54 members have attended Fillmore High at least since their freshman year. The remainder have trans- ferred to Fillmore from- some other school. the purpose of which was to boost Fillmore High's war stamp and bond sales. l s Glen Mayhew, A. S. B. Secretary, told about the Minute Man flag. which our school can earn if 9095 of the students are weekly war stamp buyers. Posters to further the campaign were presented by Commissioner of Advertising Dorothy Alice Bur- son, and the other student council members pledged their support. Mr. Hawley was presented and expressed the hope that the student body will earn a Minute Manflag for the school, thus proving that we are helping our boys win the war. An announcement of the coming Junior dance was made in a clever skit. Those participating were Elaine Smith, Billie Mae Elkins, Patty Henry, Maxine Eastburn, Gordon Core, Ben Klotz, Virginia Morris, Bismark Basolo, and Doro- thy Alice Burson. A movie, depicting the forming of the Declaration of Independence was shovsm. ' 1.-ii.-il. . "vlcToRY DANCE" sPoNsoRED ,BY JuNioRs 3 g Seniors-do you want a prom? Juniorsfdo you want to keep up your reputation? Sophomores and Freshmen--do you want to have fun? Well then come to the Victory Dance, sponsored by the Junior Class, on Saturday night, February 27, at Pershing Square fthe gymi. War bonds and stamps will be sold at Pershing Square, and the 1943 Copa de Oro sale will be launched. Two annuals will be giv- en as door prizes, one to a girl and one to a boy. A committee has been appointed by Mr. Hawley to select and buy twelve of the most popular records for the school, which will mean that there will be 24 new dance rec- ords for the Victory Dance. Every six months, the committee will buy twelve records for the schooL Jean Petersen is in charge of the refreshment committee, L u c i 1 e Brodersen will supervise the dec- orations, Ann Williams will direct the entertainment, Mary Jane Fans- ler has charge of the music, and Gordon Core will 'head the clean- up committee. A PAGE2 A NEWS FLASHES February 24, 1943 Q EN Ev'-kg gill! i FILLMORE 'JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California Editor .....,,..........,..,.....,............................,.................................................... Carol Young Assistant Editor ........ ...... . ..... ......,. G e rald McCool Sports .................,.,... ...,................ D on !Tayl0r Features .......,.......,......,..................,,..................,,...................,................. Bernice Seams Illustrator .......,........,....,....,.............................,........,.,.............. Dorothy Alice Burson R4 porters: Leon Blythe, Ruth Clapperton, Amy Ellis, Lynn Hansen, Archie Herndon, Mable Jackson, Virginia Kerby, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, ,Bonnie Maier, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, , and Billie Ruth Rainer. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Bill Hardison, ...1 ...-T. Ecliton .Saga Tomorrow, on our regular War Stamp day, we hope to have every student in Fillmore High buying at least a 10c stamp. If we do this, we can earn a Minute Man Flag for our school. This flag, flying beneath the Stars and Stripes on our flagpole, would show everyone that we, like the Min- ute Men of another war, are doing our part toward Victory. Silently guarding, the Minute Man stands, His gun clutched' firmly in toil-worn hands, He fought to win and to guarantee, The precious blessings of liberty. Down through the years we can hear him say, "What are you doing to save them today ?" On far-flung battle lines our boys stand, Guarding the freedom of this, our landg They, like the Minute Man, ask through the night, "What are you doing to help in the fight ?" "Did you buy War Stamps or Bonds today, To help preserve the American way. 9,9 Upset Scored By Carrillo One of ,the sports upsets of the current year was scored Friday night when Abundio Carrillo's team defeated Elias Caballerds hither- to unbeaten squad, 44-41. Carrillo's team was always ahead, and led by 14 points at one time. King made 15 points to lead the scorers. The second upset of the current basketball season was scored by Eugene Wren's team. They defeated Chet Strifler's team, thereby knock- ing Strifler out of a tie for first place. The score was 27-26. It was a real thriller, and the outcome was not decided until the last minute. Holley led the scorers with 12 points. The seventh grade girls defeated the eighth grade girls 14-4, the same night. The girls showed lots of pep, if nothing else. However, the fans seemed to enjoy the game. In the other girls' -basketball game, Team One, with Captain Pat- ty Huddleston, defeated Team Two, captained by Lucile Brodersen. You'll Find The fPershingl Square At The Junior Dance On The Sports Front George Potter's squad practically eliminated Harold Southwiclds team from any chance they might have had of taking the junior intramural league by beating Southwick 28-25 last Monday. Potter's team was ahead practical- ly all the game. Southwick led the point-makers with 18 points. Chet Strifler's B-24 Liberators went into a tie for first place in the senior intramural league by waxing Jack Schleimer's team, 44-25, last Wednesday. Strif1er's squad was behind at the end of the first half, 18-14, but went on a scor- ing spree in the last half. Strifler and Holley made 14 points to lead the scorers. Looking over some of the statis- tics: The senior intramural league's average points per game is 35, while the junior intramural league's aver- age per game is 28. Abundio Carrillo's team defeated George Potter's squad in a basket- ball game last Wednesday, 32-24. King made 18 points to lead the scorers. That Jeanne Morgan has a new sweater with her name on it. Ad- vertising, huh? I I I That June Barden's black mas- cara mustache on Initiation Day made her look like a real villain. That a lot of Eillmore boys have sacrificed their beautiful locks for G. I. haircuts. Screwballs with cueballs! I I I That Bill Pahner is known as "Little Sir Echo" in Journalism class. I I I That some definitely new hair styles were originated on Initiation Day. I I I That 'Pat Pence was given a bridal shower recently. I I I That Lynn Hansen can give a per- fectly unintelligible explanation of parallelepiped. I I I That Joe Golonka thinks he be- longs to the F. B. I.-Fat Boys' In- stitutlon. I I I That Mr. McMaster's 5th period class resembles a hospital. I I I That Phil Romain had a hard time expressing how to multiply 1.414 by 100 last week in geometry class. I I I That Archie Herndon has a new pair of shoes. Is this a Black Market? WHO'S WHO Called Chappie for short. Hates being called "chicken" Arrived on April 12, 1930. Plays a saxophone. Makes model airplanes. Acted in the Christmas pageant. Never refuses anything to eat. Makes a collection of match folders. Owns a dog and a horse. Rides horseback. Reads funny books. Is seventh grade president. Shoots a .22 rifle. G. A. A. Notes In the. first two games of the G. A. A. basketball season, the sen- iors defeated the freshmen and the juniors routed the sophomores. On February 16, the seniors scored 36 points against 12-made by the freshmen. Mamie Lackey scored high for the seniors, with 19 points, while Veda Vest was freshman star with 12 points. In the junior-sophomore game on February 18, Gloria Lewis and Mary Jane Fansler were high scorers for the juniors, and Margaret McGreg- or led the sophomores. The final score was 34-10, with the juniors leading. HASIT . e I That ,George 'Hadley bought a bond on War Stamp Day, Thursday, February 18. I I I That Miss Rodgers was the cen- ter of attraction last Thursday, when half of the student body was in front of the school to see, and hear, the horn on her car blaring continuously. I I I That the seventh graders wrote this week's Who's Who column. I I I That the burglar alarm went off when Miss Amy Smith went into the bank recently. I I I That Evelyn Hickox and her col consplrators have inside informa- tion on that telephone call Mrs. Fors received, offering her ten box- es of cigars. I I I That while sorting the pages of the 1943 annual, which were spread over the desks in her room, Miss Elser became Wghtly dizzy. That Miss Brbvrn is teaching Clyde Morton homemnking. He was dusting the library last Thurs- day. , , I I I That Bill Nelson is a second Ro- meo. I I I That Jack Warren is a "marked man" by the Freshman class.. since he provided the bb's which they were forced to roll with their noses. Victory Corps Begins Target Practice "Cr-a-a-a-c-k ---- bong!" The Victory Corps started rifle practice last Wednesday, February 17. Util- izing the new target range on the school's athletic field, the boys are preparing for what lies ahead in '43, and '44, if the war continues. The shooting was done, over a distance of 50 feet, with .22 caliber rifles owned by some of the boys. Each participant is allowed 20 shots, 10 prone or lying down, and 10 of!- hand or standing. In a few weeks there will be a contest in which five boys, from the Corps in this school, will com- pete with like contestants from oth- er schools. The targets are kept as a record, and at the time of select- ing our contestants, these scores will be brought forth. The points out of a possible 200 were as follows: Air Corps Don Bice-59. Lynn Hansen--56. Jack Warren-50. Sea Charles Huddleston-39. Gordon Core-35. W, Bill Hardison-19. Land John Everson-52 Neal Thompson-50. Vernon James-43. HLLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Copa de ro Edition News Flashes Vol. V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, March 3, 1943 NO- 20 US. Bombs okyo Seniors Select Play "Charley's Aunt" "It's chosen!" Last week the sen- iors chose the play that they will present in the auditorium the latter part of March or the first of April. "Charley's Aunt" was the play se- lected. Charley's Aunt was made into a movie, starring Jack Benny. The play takes place just outside Jack Chesney's room at St. Olde's College. In the Fillmore version, the three male undergraduates, who have invited coeds to their rooms, try very hard to fulfill the re- quirements that a chaperon must be present at the party. The chaperon does not arrive, so one of the boys dressed in feminine apparal, takes her place. The girls arrive, and the imposter frantically rushes between the party and the bathroom in an attempt to keep his beard under control. What happens? The senior play is the answer. The characters are cast as fol- lows: Jack Schleimer as Brassett, a college scout, Bart Swopes as un- dergraduate Jack Chesneyg Don Mosbarger as undergraduate Charles Wykehang Bill Cochran as under- graduate Lord Fancourt Babberly3 Lois Wallace as Kitty Verdun, Spet- Amy tigue's ward: Evelyn Hickox, Spettigue, Spettigue's nieceg Jim Ches- Shiells, Colonel Sir Frances neyg Roy Johnson, solicitor Stephen Spettigueg Sidney Peyton, Farmer, a college scout, Carol Young, Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez from Brazil: Grace Austin, Ella Delanay, an or- phang and Geneva Taylor, as Maud. the parlour maid Pi Theta Meeting Held At Betty Hardison's A Pi Theta meeting was held at the home of Betty Hardison on February 17, with Don Mosbarger in charge. This was a regular busi- ness meeting. After adjournment of the meeting, local members wrote letters to former Pi Theta members who are now in the armed forces. These individual letters will be combined into one joint letter and will be mailed to former mem- bers in armed forces. Victory Annual Sales Ott To Good Start The 1943 Victory Copa de Oro made a successful debut at the Jun- ior Dance last Saturday night ac- cording to reports from the Business Manager, Lynn Hansen. A chart will be posted in the Administration Building to show the percentage of annuals sold to each class. Prices for the annual are 50 cents with student body cards and 51.00 with- out student body cards. A table will be placed in the hall of the Administration Building Wednes- day of each week for students to purchase annuals. With each annual purchased, 100 votes for the King and Queen con- test will be given. Any person in the senior high school is eligible to be King or Queen. The ballot box will be in the office. Leaders of the contest will be announced at the beginning of next week. According to Bernice Seams, edi- tor, there will be as many pictures in the annual as in the years before and more snaps is people will turn them in. A free Copa de Oro will be given for the best snap entered in the contest. Turn your snaps in- to Miss Enid Elser in room 27 or to Bernice Seams. On the back of the snaps, put your name and the name of the persons or persons in the pic- tures. Snaps for the contest will be accepted until April 30. Fillmore High Sponsors China War Relief Drive A penny to a child in the United States may mean an all day sucker or some other candy, but in China just one half a penny will feed a child all day. One dollar in China will provide food, shelter, and med- ical care for a homeless adult for one month. And yet the people in China are starving to death. They have carried on through five and one half years of war with Japan, our mutual enemy, which has left 2,000,000 children orphans. For these little ones, hunger is a con- stant agony-clothes, medicines, a home something they never have. The Student Council voted at an impromptu meeting held last week, to sponsor a drive for China War Relief. At the end of this week, members of the Student Council will visit the home rooms to take up a donation for this cause. Every- one is asked to contribute at least a penny, which means a child is fed for two days in China. Those who are able to donate more are urged to do so. The Student Council is anxious to make this drive a suc- cess We dare not ,fail our ally, China, now! United China War Reliet - gsm Did your purchase of war stamps and bonds make this headline pos- sible? .Every war stamp you paste in your stamp book means bombs and planes to make this and other such headlines a reality. Add your name to the 451 buying list on Thursday and help us get the min- ute man flag. The second highest total of bonds and stamps purchased in one day since the war stamps drive was launched in 1941, was recorded as S252 was sold on Thursday, Feb- ruary 25 at Fillmore High. This day also marked the first week of Fillmore High's campaign for a Minute Man Flag. There was a total of nine bonds sold. Dorothy Messer, Dick Bak- er, and Ralph Burson bought bonds for themselves, and 'seven bonds were purchased for other people. A total of S112 worth of stamps was recorded, bringing the total of war bonds and samps purchased up to 5252. Two hundred and twenty-one stu- dents participated in the buying. This is the largest percentage so far recorded. Students have three more weeks to bring the total number of buyers up to the 901, participation required to earn a Minute Man Flag. il. i... Pershing Square Dance Real Success Pershing Square fthe gym! was the scene of much merriment last Saturday night, when the Junior Class sponsored a very successful dance. During the intermission, vocalists June Barden, Wanda Basolo, Mary Lou Elkins, Natalie Harthorn and Gloria Mauck, accompanied by Katie Elkins, sang, "It Started All Over Again." A faculty orchestra, composed of Mr. Honn, Miss Elser, Mr. McKin- ney, Mr. Knight, Mr. Utter, George Moore, Miss Albright, and Bobby Styles, played several numbers. Drum majorettes, Maxine -Eastburn and Betty Jean Massey escorted the orchestra to the stage. The Victory Annual sales got off to a fine start. Lucky winners of annuals were Blsmark Basolo, Ray- mond Fisher, Inez Phillips, and Harold Southwick. PAGE g ,g ,S T l T -NEWS FLASHES T March 3, 1943 SN EWS T F lASfH1ES on The Spots RUMQR HAS IT ' A ' K - , - a rc lei -A,' ern on oesn' fpublithed-Wert Week BY Student ff T Bofiillrs i2ilZi'2'.5f0n ii-Qf'10l'IZ'ii51' fi. . A hi 'WH .1 d t FILLMORE J?iWm2ryQl92?rhIiIaIGH SCHOOL Flying Fortresses in a thrilling bas- kngw his Own phgne number, Editor 'V I ' Ca 1 Youn ketball game last Wednesday. 'The A " ' 1 v ASsistgg,"igi,'gg ""' """""""""""""""""""""' """" G e E3 M CO5 score was 31-ao. It was nipkand That ree 1-0011 has 2 HQW hail'- S orts I """"' """' B Z TZ lor tuck all the way, and the furthest cuff which wcofmfs for ms nick' Fgaturgg """""""'A"" """"""""" ernige Seims any team was ahead was by four name, "M0ll3Wli.. . Illustrator ...,,,.,.,.,,...,.........v..,.,.,.,,., , ,l,.,..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,..,.,,,, M ,.,, Dorothy Alice Burson points' Taylor led the Scorers with That Lewis Perry is working for Rrporters: Leon Blythe, Ruth Clapperton, Amy Ellis, Lynn Hansen, Archie V Herndon, Mable Jackson, Virginia Kerby, Louise Knutson, . , 'Wanda McClung, Bonnie Maier, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, and Billie Ruth Rainer. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Bill Hardison, 'Tho Editon' Saute "To deserve freedom we have to fight for it. The best way you students here in high school can help win this fight is to buy war stamps and bonds." These were the words with which the student body presi- dent opened the Fillmore High Drive for a minute man flag. To ear-n alminute man flag, 90'7a of the student body has to have 50 cents worth of War stamps. In order to keep the flag, 90170 of the student body has to buy defense stamps and bonds regularly. Our drive began Thursday, February 25, when 244 stu- dents bought war stamps and bonds. This is roughly only about 4593 of the student body. Where is the other 45170-or 55'h? Remember our boys are fighting for us all the time. Our war stamps and bonds provide them with the necessary am- munition and equipment. Don't just sit back and watch the other fellow buy them. Buy your share in our minute man flag during the next three weeks. Buy as if your life depended upon it-because it does! l.iberators Win 23-22 ' In Whirlwind Finish A riotous crowd witnessed two exciting basketball games and five boxing matches during the recrea- tion night program last Friday night at the gym. The evenings recreation started with the boxing matches. Bill Wallace defeated Guillermo Garcia, ,Dick Gage won over Bud Cox, Bill 'Nelson defeated Ed Carter, John Munoz defeated Hemeterio Romero. 'and Jack Brown was victorious over -Ed Branscum. Jim Reyes and Don Taylor were winners by de- faults. Chester Strifler's 'fB-24 Liber- ators" defeated Eugene Wren's "B-25 Tokyo Specials", 23 to 22, and Abundio Carri1lo's "GrLunan Wildcats" lost to Jimmy Schleimer's "P-40 Warhawks", 34-22. Harold Morton and Leon Blythe were high point men for the "P-40 E. War- hawks", while J. C. Taylor was top scorer for the "Gruman. Wildcats". Roy Johnson was high scorer for the "B-25 Specials", and Bernard Holley made the most baskets for the "B-24 Liberatorsf' Health Coordinator Speaks To Girls "Women and the War Effort" was the topic of Mrs. Olivia Hathaway, Coordinator of Health for Ventura County Schools, when she spoke to a girls' assembly on Friday, Feb- ruary 19. Telling of the vocational oppor- tunities now open to girls in the in- dustrial, military, and medical fields, Mrs. Hathaway stressed the importance of physical fitness in all types of work. She referred to high school as "basic training" and advis- ed the 'girls to take courses and physical training to prepare them for their place in the war effort. Due to the increased demand for nurses and nurses' aides, Mrs. Hath- away will help to organize a pre- nursing course at Fillmore High, in the near future. Any junior'or sen- ior girl may take the course. Assembly Held For Junior High g An assembly was held for the Junior ,High School, February 19, 1943. A picture. entitled "Men and Machines" was shown. ' I . 24 points. Jimmy Schleimer's team won their first game of the season last Wednesday, knocking off George Potter's squad, 30-20. After the sec- ond half started, it took Potter's team ten minutes and five seconds to make two points. Schleimer led in the scoring department with ten points. Elias Caballero's intramural team easily defeated Harold Southwick's cohorts 37-17, last Thursday. Except for the first five minutes, the win- ners were always in the lead. Cab- allero took high point honors with 20 markers. Victory Corps Plans Obstacle Course "Hey, Bill, Watch out with that draw knife!" "Don't swing that axe so hard!" The fellows in the Victory Corps are skinning the bark off of logs to be used in building an obstacle course on the track. The obstacle course, used in de- veloping commando tactics, will be patterned after the course at the St. Mary's Pre-Flight Training School. It will give great exercise to the boys who are in the Victory Corps, and will also be used for gymna- sium classes. - ,The boys in the air corps division worked on the logs Thursday, Feb- ruary 25. The other divisions will do the same type of work, until enough logs are conditioned for the obstacle course. WI-lO'S WI-I0 This week the light shines upon a senior girl who was born July 16, 1925. She is five feet two inches tall, weighs 115 pounds and has red hair. She is sometimes called Kate for short. She is a very important girl around school, holding a posi- tion in the student council. , Her future is to be in the business .wor1d. She is getting experience now by abting as a secretary for Mr. Hadley after school and dn Saturdays. As soon as school is out, Kate plans to get a full time job as a secretary. - She is treasurer of the Tri-Y. Her hobby is collecting- recipes which she sometimes turns into the real thing. U , Who is she? Why-our Commis- sioner of Finance, Kathryn Taylor. the Switzerland Chamber of Corn- IT16l'Ce. O O O That Une Carter was rurming in- terference for Gordon Harrison Thursday after school. 1 l O That Jeanne Morgan just found out that you have to put a stamp on your letter, if you expect Uncle Sam to deliver it. I l C That Bernice Seams likes figures in the hundreds. O O l That Jim Shiells can tell you all about the Black-Outs of 1943. U U I That Gordon Core had a hard time getting 'to Santa Paula with two new Chevrolet trucks one Sat- urday. l U O That Don Mosbarger really enjoy- ed the G. A. A. basketball game Thursday. O O Q That Miss Aitchison was practic- ing her soap-box oratory re-centily. U C l That Chappie Morris hurriedly ran to school the other morning, only to find he had grabbed a sack of unshelled peas instead of his lunch. U U l That Nadean Davison and Betty Ilhareguy think that a ton of brick is heavier than a ton of feathers. O O U That Pat Elkins doesn't know what a vitamin is. i 0 O ' That Buck Basolo has a new trick for pulling teeth. i l I That Ben Klotz should be known as the manager of a newly formed orchestra. O O O That Audrey Spangler and Jane Dryden, bar-bers, were exercising their skiill in the library last week. .Q-.-11.1.-. Spanish Club Gives Varied Program The Spanish club, under the di- rection of Mrs. Edith Moore Jarrett, held a program in the auditorium Friday, February 19. A skit, "El Tonto", was put on by members of the class. The char- acters were John, Lewis Perryg Mary, Elaine Smith: the three rogues, Dick Baker, Bill Palmer, and Don Taylor. The skit was di- rected by Gloria Lewis. Mildred Pulido presented two Spanish dances, and Mrs. Jarrett showed the class some slides on Guatemala. FILLMORE .IOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL ews Flashes Copa de Oro Edition Vol. V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, March 10, 1943 No. 21 Question ot the Week If you were shipwrecked on a des- ert island, what book would you like to have with you to read? Madge Pierce-Treasure Island. Bart Swopes--Pride and .Prej- udice. Marjorie Alcock -- I Wanted Wings. Neil Thompson-Lone Star Bang- er. Bernice Blythe--Robinson Crusoe. Jimmy Elliott-Robinson Crusoe. Wanda McClung-Wings of Love. Phil Romain-Swiss Family Rob- lnson. Betty Lee Clapperton-Treasure Island. Junior Cochran-All-American. Bonnie Maier-Rebecca. Jeanne Grafft-Suds In Your Eye. Dick Turk-All-American. Three S'tudents Receive Shorthand Pins Miss Alice Hansen has announced that three people, in her second year shorthand class, will receive pins for taking and passing the regulation five minute Gregg Short- hand test. Gerald McCool and Glen Mayhew will receive their sil- ver pins for taking and transcrib- ing shorthand at the rate of 30 words a minute, and Betty Jean Hardison will receive her gold pin for taking and transcribing short- hand at the rate of 100 words a min- ute. The pins are for 60, 80, and 100 words a minute rates. .,.... ....... Shop To Print l5,000 Cards Mr. SteWart's printing classes are going to print 10,000 daily work cards and 5,000 semester work rec- ord cards, within the next two weeks. Six Bonds Purchased Last Thursday The total of the bonds and stamps sale on Thursday, March 4, was 319070. Six S25 bonds were purchased Dorothy Alice Burson and Neal Thompson were student buyers, and four bonds were bought by people other than students. Fillmore High has now purchased one-half of a jeep. Let's complete it in the next two weeks! Letter Received From Graduate A letter was received by the stu- dent body February 15, from Ken- neth G. Cornelius, graduate of Fill- more High in 1924. Kenneth is some- where in the southwest Pacific, serving in the United States Army engineering corps. The letter reads as follows: To the Student Body, Hello Folks: I was certainly most agreeably surprised to get the two copies of "News Flashes" and most certainly pleased. lt means a lot to us over here to know that we are thought of back home. And in reading the papers, it makes me feel good to know that everyone is 10072 behind us fellows. As usual I see the "Flashes" are at the head of the scrap drive. Keep it up in every- thing. After looking the papers over it was rather hard to realize that I was not in school again instead of being several thousand miles away. So many of the names sound so familiar-just like the names when I was in schcol. I wish that I could go on and tell you all about where I am and how things are going, but it seems that the censor can't see it that way. So consequently I'll have to cut this letter rather short. I wish the school lots of luck in everything. If possible to send them, your papers are very welcome. Hello to every- one. Sincerely, Comy '24, Ben Trout Trains With Navy Cadet Ben H. Trout, former stu- dent body president of Fillmore High School and son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Trout of Santa Maria, California, has been appoint- ed a cadet battalion adjutant at the U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School at Del Monte, California, according to a recent announcement made by Lieu-' tenant Commander Carl J. Fors- berg, regimental commander and head of the military department. This honor was given Cadet Trout in recognition of the ability and leadership he has shown during his first weeks at the school. Before entering the Navy, Cadet Trout attended Oregon State Col- lege. Basketball Leagues Near Final Games Two basketball games and a tum- bling exhibition were featured at the recreation program on Friday night, March 5. In the senior league, the Tokyo Specials won over the Martin Bomb- ers, by a narrow margin of 29-25. Don Mosbarger and Ralph Cabal- lero were high point men. In the junior league, the Gruman Wildcats defeated the P-39 Air- cobras, 46-23. Top scorers were J. C. Taylor, Harold Southwick, and Kenneth King. A Bill Walsh, Ed Carter, Joe Gaz- zaway, Buck Basolo, Jim Fansler, and Mr. McMasters participated in the tumbling exhibition. .Jil '1 1 1 . K Dig Deep for a leep Juniors Leading Annual Sales Attention! Have you bought your Victory Annual yet? If not, why not? Annuals will be sold in the hall every Wednesday noon until the end of April. Prices of the an- nual will be 50 cents with a Studtnt Body card, or Sl without a Student Body card. ' A survey of class sales shows that 382 of the Juniors have purchased annuals. Twenty-six percent of the Seniors, Sophomores and Freshmen have bought a '43 Copa de Oro. The seventh grade leads the Junior High with 17'Zi of the class buying as compared with HW in the eighth grade. Each purchaser receives 100 votes for a Victory King and Queen. Leaders in the Copa de Oro King and Queen contest are as follows: Queen Lois Jean Wallace ........ -........., .... 1 900 Evelyn Hickox ....... .... .... ..... ..... 1300 Pauline Herndon ....... ..... .. ... ........ 1000 Jeanne Morgan ....... .............. 700 Grace Austin ................ ....... 500 KING -Eugene Millurn .......... .............,...,..1200 Roy Johnson ............... ..... .. .... 1 100 Ben Klotz ...- ...... .... ... .... 1 100 Earl Higgins ............................ .... .... 900 Jack Brown ...................,.,.,..,, .,.,,,,, 500 -..- ........., Results Ot Drive Held For China Relief During the "penny march" on Fri- day, March 5, Fi.llmore High Stu- dents contributed S32.32 for Chinese Relief. The pennies contributed will provide food, shelter, clothing and medicine for many homeless Chinese adults. It will also .feed orphans whose parents have been killed in China's long struggle with Japan. The Tri-Y did their part by mak- ing a contribution of three dollars, which will feed three hundred or- phans for two days. Loretta Breshears Ferries Bombers , Loretta Breshears, who graduated from Fillmore with the class of 1941, is now a co-pilot ferrying army bombers to Africa. She was pre- viously employed at Douglas Air- craft, where she learned to fly. She was in Africa at the time President Roosevelt was conferring with the allied chiefs at Casablan- C3. . l PAGE 2 ' NEWS FLASHES ,X- March 10, 1943 f NEWSFLASHES Published Every Week By Students of . FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL , A Fillmore, California Editor ,,,,....,.............,..................................................................................... Carol Young Assistant Editor ........ ...,...... G erald Mecooi Sports ,,,,.......,,,....,,..,, ..,.................. D on 'Taylor Features .......................................... ......... .... ....... ..................... B e rn i ce Seams Illustrator ,........................,.,..............................,....................... Dorothy Alice Burson Rc porters: Leon Blythe, Ruth Clapperton, Amy Ellis, Lynn Hansen, Archie Herndon, Mable Jackson, Virginia Kerby, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Bonnie Maier, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, and Billie Ruth Rainer. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Bill Hardison, 'Tho Eciiton Saga The United States Treasury has announced that 10,000 jeeps and 100 war planes are to be the spring war sav- ings goals for American school children. Of this grand total, California is scheduled to buy 755 jeeps. Fillmore High has started its "jeep drive" in the hopes of buying a S900 jeep for the army. ' So let's all buy War Bonds and Stamps as often and as many as possible to reach the S900 total necessary for our jeep. In the halls of the administration building, there is a pic- ture of a jeep which is being colored in to show what portion of it we have paid for with our weekly bond and stamps sale. In two weeks sales, almost half of the jeep has been paid for. Let's see if we can finish buying it in two more weeks! On The Sports Front In the close but drab basketball game Monday, March 1, George Pot- ter's five defeated Jim Schleimers squad, 9-8. Eugene Lloyd led the winners in scoring with three points. ' Don Taylor's Flying Fortresses defeated Eugene Wren's Tokyo Spe- cials, 31-29 in ai real thriller last Wednesday. The Fortresses came from behind in the closing minutes to win. Taylor paced the scorers with seventeen points. Jimd'Sch1eimer's squad defeated James CSmittyD Smith's team last Wednesday, 19-9, Smith started his second string, which looked just as good as his first team. Both teams were cold, with Schleimer taking advantage of Smith's team's I-don't- care attitude. Just ramblin' . . . average points per game for the senior league fs now 31 points, while the average for the junior league is 24 points. Good defense is the answer . . .' Elias Caballerofs team is a cinch to take the crown in the junior league . . . The senior intramural league will not be decided for some time L . .tThree teams are tied for the league lead, Schleimer's, Strifler's and Taylor's. J , an G. A. A. Notes Boy, did we get robbed! I still don't think it was right. Hurrah! we tied! These were only a few of the con- ments after the G. A. A. Sophomore- Freshman basketball game at the gym Thursday afternoon. The audience and the teams thought that the sophomores had won by a score of 10-8, when they found that a scoring mistake made it 10-10. High point girls in the game were freshman Veda Vest with eight points and sophomore Jane Dry- den with six points. The Juniors won the G. A. A. bas- ketball championship over the Sen- iors, 27-20. The final basketball game for the season was played off third period Wednesday, March 4, with the Jun- iors emerging victorious. High point girls were, Mamie Lackey and Carol Young, seniors, and Elaine Smith and Betty King, juniors. Those who made first team for basketball will be announced in the near future. On March 11, the G. A. A. vol- leyball season will get under way. The G. A. A. Basketball Frolic will be held Wednesday, March 17, if the weather is good. It will be in the form of a hike and picnic. HUMOR HAS. rr That a certain girl entertains Mr. McKinney's first period class by passing around her highly prized letters from "Johnny Doughboyn. C l l That Bill Stocker was riding on Fuzzy Treanor's back at the basket- ball game one Friday night. O O 0 That Wanda Core now has a soph- omore puppy following her. U l 0 That Carmen Escamilla uses Miss Brown's room as a beauty parlor. C l I That Bart .Swopes recently start- ed to school, slipped and fell in the mud, went home to get his car, only to find he didn't have any gaso- line. At least,.that's the story he told Mr. Main! U l O That the boys in sixth period gym like "The Bells Are Ringing". I U 0 That Bamey Defever was sleepy in sixth period last Thursday. C l O That the Office had a ro- mantic streak March 1, when they dated Archie Herndon's tardy slip February 29. C O U That Betty Lee Clapperton made a definite slip with her mascara in first period Art last Monday. . o u o That Patsy Spangler was seen wearing a certain Senior's Varsity sweater. How about it Gage? I l O That. there was a reason why Miss Hanseffs Algebra class couldn't get their lessons. John Wa.lker's bril- liant red shirt was clashing with Mildred Pu.lido's slightly orange dress. O 0 0 That Marilyn Cappel has a secret source from which she obtains gum. How about that? O U I That Natalie Hartho-rn cs.n't stand on her feet during gym. I U U That Pal Tucker blushes a beauti- ful pink color. C 0 0 That Lyle Legan, '41, is in the Army now. wHo's WI-lo This week the ray of sunshine falls upon a Tri-Y member born on September 16, 1926 in Utah. She first reached California in 1929, and has lived here ever since. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall, and blonde. She likes to read, listen to radio programs, sleep when time permits, and collect miniatures. Have you guessed? Here is an- other clue. She is the first junior to be the editor of the annual, and hopes "to edit an annual everyone will like". The girl, editor of the '43 Copa de Oro, and consequently a Student Council Member, is Ber- nice Seams. WHAT IF-. A Grace were a Packard instead of an Austih? H Nadine were a butcher instead of a Baker? Gertrude were a cannon ball in- stead of a Beebe? Jane were a splinter insteead of a Beam? Curtis were a gong instead of :1 Bell? Bill were a gangster instead of a Bishop? Ila were a Mickey Rooney instead of a Boyer? Jack were black instead of Brown? Harvard were clear instead of Haase. Bernard were poison oak instead of Holley? Virginia were why instead of Howe? Gordon were an apple instead of a Core? Maude were a davenport instead of a Couch? Bernard had measles instead of DeFeVer? Bill were a butler instead of a Dorman? Charles were a sunburn instead of an Eastburn? Ethel were a hammer instead of a Files? . Barbara were a hunter instead of a Fisher? Dick were a ruler instead of a Gage? Nellie were legs instead of Arm- as? Evelyn were chicken-pox instead of Hickox? Betty were hopeless instead of Hope? Betty were queen instead of King? f Doreen were engaged instead Kortan? Luther were oranges instead of Lemons? Roberta were sad instead of Mer- ry? Beatrice were less instead of Mora? Clyde were Lesley instead of Morton? Ge0fge were a weaver instead of a Potter? - Richard were a stack instead of a Pyle? ' Don were a dressmaker instead of a Taylor? Frances were a halibut instead of a Trout? Irene were pork instead of Veal? Bill were a Chinese instead of a Turk? Veda were a coat instead of a Vest? h Armond were a door instead of a Wahl? John were a rider instead of a Walker? Mary were a spider instead of a Webb? Leonard were a fox instead of a Wolf? ' , Drama and Musica CHARLEY'S AUNT PRESENTED BY I943 SENIORS "Char1ey's Aunt," a riotous com- edy, was the play presented this year by the Senior Class. The evening performance on April 17 played to a capacity audience, whose enthusiastic comments after the play attested to its success. Bill Cochran played the title role as Charley's Aunt. Other characters were Bart Swopes and Don Mosbarger as Bill's two col- lege friends, Evelyn Hickox and Lois Jean Wallace as the girl friends for whom a chaperone had to be obtained, Roy Johnson as the guardian, Carol xiYoung as the real Charley's aunt, Grace Austin as her niece, Jack Schleimer and Sidney Peyton as butlers, Jim Shiells as Bart's father, and Geneva Taylor as maid. ANNUAL PAGEANT 'PRESENTED AT CHRISTMAS The dramatics department, the music department, and the adult education chorus combined on December 17 to present "Why the Chimes Rang" as the annual Christ- mas pageant, The production was highlighted by an impressive cathedral scene. The four leading characters were: Bismark Basolo. Chapman Morris, Patricia Nelson, and Wallace Taylor. ORCHESTRA Top Row: Mr. W. Knight, A. Lidamore. Second Row: E. Hickox, R. Johnson, D. Baker, D. Peyton. Third Row: J. Elkins, J. Velasquez, M. McGregor, D. Mosbarger, B. Artalejo, J. Seigler. ORCHESTRA PLAYS iN CONCERT AND ASSEMBLIES This year was spent by reviewing the Music Library collected in past years. The orchestra played for some of the assemblies, and every member learned a solo which was played before the rest of the group and for community affairsti On May 29, in collaboration with the high school, and adult choruses, a concert was prepared under the sponsorship of the P. T. A. An ex- change program was also arranged with the elementary schools. The orchestra played for the commencement exercises. These affairs were very successful under the capable direction of Mr. Wil- liam Knight. CHRISTMAS PLAY A D. Mosbargcr. B. Balden, L. Perkins, B. Klofz, B. Basolo, E. Smith, J. Pressey, P. Nelson, W. Taylor, C Morris. 9 iotory Corps VICTORY CORPS ORGANIZED AT FILLMORE The Victory Corps at Fillmore High School was organized in No- vember, 1942, in view of the war effort to train boys and girls for service in the armed forces and on the home front. Members of the Victory Corps must be planning and have begun preliminary training for service in the armed forces or at home, and be taking certain courses in vital subjects. All members must main- tain a't least a "C" average in all subj ects. The first evidence of the Victory Corps on the school grounds was AIR DIVISION the issuance to members of over- seas caps with appropriate insignas for each division. Most of the members and their advisor, Mr. Harry Bigger, worked on an obstacle course, patterned after the one at St. Marys Pre- Flight School. Since its completion. it has been used to condition the boys in gym classes. Marching drills were held for several weeks climaxing in a com- petition held April l6 on the foot- ball field at, Fillmore High. The Sea Division Won the ob- stacle course race held on the same day as well as the manual of arms contest. The Land Division won a rifle match held March 12. ..,-1 . '!.' I A Top Row: L. Hansen, D. Mosbarger, B. Dorman. Second Row: B. Stocker, P. Tucker, J. Casner, D. Bice. First Row: J. Perez, J. Walker, E. Lloyd, J. Warren. SEA DIVISION Back Row: B. Swopes, C. Strifler, B. Klotz, B. Hardison. Front Row: D. Baker, C. Huddleston, R. Pyle, B. Palmer. 9 PRODUCTION AND COMMUNITY Back Row: G. McCool, B. J. Campbell, A. Lida- rnore, P. Nelson. Second Row: B. J. Hardison. P. Herndon, L. Max- well, N. Harthorn. 'llhird Row: D. Peyton, J. Clanton, W. Core, W. Basolo. Fourth Row: W. Elliott, M. McGregor. LAND DIVISION Back Row: W. Adams, N. Thompson, D. Taylor. Front Row: G. Garcia, V. James, C. Harlxison. opa cle Oro . ' FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL E on I Vol. V . Fillmore, California, Friday, March 19,1943 I ' No. 22 Girls' League Boosts War Stamp Sales The Girls' League, at their as- sembly in the auditorium, on Wed- nesday, collected 517.20 toward the bond which they are going to give to the school. Three movies were the main at- traction. They were "Three Dances From Vienna", "Making a Screen Test", and "Movies of Long Ago." A skit was given advertising the Freshman Pirate's Den Dance. Pat- sy Spangler, Marion Hicks, Donet- ta Peyton, Loryece Maxwell, Erma Pitts, Veda Vest, Virginia Gazza- way, and Irene Ratliff were hula girls, while Maxine Rawlins and Laurabelle Jones were the pirates. New Course Open For 'Girls A Home Nursing Course began at Fillmore High Friday, March 12, fourth period in room 29 with Miss Aitchison as the instructor. It isopen only to Junior and Senior girls who are interested in the pre-nursing course. , This course will consist of seven units, and is in general the use of nursing in the home as well as in the hospital. It is a preparatory course for nursing for those girls who wish to go into nurses' training as soon as school is out. Mrs. Hathaway and Mrs. Coldren, county nurses, will be here on Mondays and Fridays to help with all demonstrations. BOND BOX The cost of one Jeep-5900. Percentage of ' student buyers needed for minute man flag-9078. Percentage of students who have now bought 7221. Amount of bonds and stamps pur- chased by students since September 1942-5401620.. Amount of bonds and stamps purchased Thursday, March' 11- 312385. Amount of bonds and stamps pur- chased Thursday, March 18-512835. Bonds Buyers March 11-Lucile Broderson, Hoyt Broderson, Bill Adams, and Bernice Blythe. Bond buyers March 18, were Carol Young, Donnie Jackson, Neal Thompson arid Gerald McC0ol. Weekly average -sales-S17-1.62. EILLMORE HIGH MOURNS THE LOSS OE PRINCIPAL JESSE M. HQAWLEY Friends of Mr. Jesse M. Hawley, Superintendent of the Fillmore Joint Union High School District, were shocked and grieved to hear of his un- timely death on Saturday morning, March 13, at Foster Memorial, Hospital in Ventura. Mr. Hawley was born August 8, 1894, in Ducannon, Pennsylvania, but had lived in California for the past eighteen years. He received his Bache- lor of Arts degree from Santa Barbara State College in 1926, his Master of Arts degree from the University of Oregon in 1931, and had completed all of his work in residence for his Doctor of Philosophy degreef Among the many honors that came to him were membership on the 'Executive Board of the California Secondary School Principals' Associa- tion, of which he was vice president and program chairman at the time of his deathg membership in the Committee of Affiliation with Secondary Schools of the University of California, membership in Phi Delta Kappa, national honorary education fraternityg and membership in the Progres- sive Education Association, the Society for Curriculum Study, and the California Society of Secondary Education. He was a contributor to the California Journal of Secondary Education. His biography appears in the latest edition of "Who's Who in American Education". He was also a member of the Carpinteria Masonic Lodge and of the Fillmore Lions Club. Mr. Hawley came to Fillmore in the fall of 1938, having taught for two years in San Diego, and having been principal and superintendent of Carpinteria Union High School District for ten years. Many of the phases of school life that are familiar to Fillmore High students today are the result of Mr. Hawley's ideas and leadership. Some of these additions have been the development of the Agriculture Depart- ment to train boys in scientific farming practices and to make their ser- vices available to the communityg the establishment of a Placement Bureau for student workersg and the inauguration of the printing and journalism departments to handle the publication of the school paper and annual. One of Mr. Hawley's projects was the lighting of the football field which was accomplished with the help of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Under Mr. H,awley's leadership, Fillmore High has played a prominent part' in the war-time activities of Ventura County. He organized the Vic- tory Corps, the scrap drive, and the bond and stamp sales. The Reverend Mr. Scharer, in his eulogy of Mr. Hawley at the ser- vices, quoted the epitaph of Sir Christopher Wren over the door of St. Paul's Cathedral, "lf you seek his monuments, look around you". How well those words apply to Mr. Hawley's contribution to Fillmore High School! Although he has left us, the memory of his splendid character and ideals will always be an inspiration to us. The deepest sympathy of the faculty and student body goes to Mrs. Hawley and Jesse Jr., in their great loss, which we share with them. 1-fha Ccliton Santa All of us -feel with deep sorrow the loss of our fine principal and friend, Mr. Hawley. His life and the life of our school have become synonymous, for it has been? largely through his tireless effort in working for the Welfare of the student body that it has been able to makeprogress. I His office door was always open to us, and entering it we were sure to find one who took a personal interest in our activities and problems. His great kindnessand sincerity endeared him to us as a counselor and friend. In allf of his talks, one thing seemed to dominate Mr. Hawley's words. This was the supreme faith he had in us-in all young people, and in our school. Always he expressed absolute confidence in our ability to achieve our goals. This faith he placed in us will remain an inspiration' in our school life. More than that, it will always be a challenge to work and play together in such a way that his faith in us will be justified. Fillmore Victory Corpsi ' Laucled By Paper In a recent summary of what Ventura County students are doing for the war effort, the Ventura Star-Free Press, in' an article on Wednesday, March'17, stated that Fillmore High is the only -high school in the 'county' to have all five branches of the Victory Corps, besides the general membership. At Filhnore, the'boys of each di- vision meet regularly,for military drill with regular army rifles' pro- vided by the Filhnore post of the American Legion. K Harry L., Big- genliead of the physical fitness de- partment, reports that the boys have become proficient in march-ing tac- tics, manual of arms, and marching rifle drillsy During public schools week, the divisions will compete for trophies given by the P. T. A. and the student council, and there will be competition in the manual of arms, marching, and obstacle course team races. At the present time the boys of the Victory Corps have gone out into the 'country and cut down' eucalyptus trees, trimmed the logs, andtransported them to the field to construct an obstacle course. The obstacle course will be used for the. spring program of military track. 1.....,..-..-... Senior Class Leads' Annual Sales ' The seniors have gained the lead percentage -in Copa de Oro sales! In a survey taken March 11, of pro- gresslin 'sales of '43 annuals, these were the results in buyers per class: Seniors .................. Juniors ............ percentage of 'Z Sophomores ........ ........,. 3 PZ: Freshmen ............ ......... 3 PZ, Eighth ,Grade ............. ......... 1992 Seventh Grade ..................... . ......... . H2095 The results of the Voting for the Copa de Oro King and Queen areas follows: 1 Evelyn Hickox .......... ........ 4 ,400 Lois Wallace .............. ........ 2 ,900 Pauline Herndon ......... ........ 2 ,100 Jeanne Morgan .......... Grace Austin .......... ' Roy Johnson .......... Eugene Milum ........ Ben Klotz ......... ....... Earl Higgins .......... Jack Brown ...... .. ........- ........1,000 700 -... .... 4 ,400 ........2,100 ...............2,000 .... ,..--.,m1,aoo soo . X 5 - I f PAGE2 ' I g . NEWS FLASHES s- March 19, 1943 NEWS FLASHES . Published Every Week By Students of. FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL . J , y Fillmore, California Editor ..,........,..,..................................,.......................................................... Carol Young Assistant Editor .....,.... ........................................... ......... G e rald McCool Sports .........,............ ........................ D on Taylor Features ...,..,.................,...............................,.......................................... Bernice Seams Illustrator ......,.............................,.......,..............................,...... Dorothy Alice Burson Rn-porters: Leon Blythe, Ruth Clapperton, Amy Ellis, Lynn Hansen, Archie I-Ierndon,.Mable Jackson, Virginia Kerby, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Bonnie Maier, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, and Billie Ruth Rainer. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Bill Hardison, ......l.i.-1- . F. F. A. Chicks Sold The agriculture students conduct- ed a sale of their chickens last week. The boys who purchased chickens and the number they bought are: Walter Standard, 20, Dean Gregory 20, Bill Dorman 10. Donnie Downey 8, and Bill Camp- bell 5. These boys will take the chickens home and care for tnem. The agriculture mechanics stu- dents, with the help of F. F. A. funds, purchased these chicks and their feed six weeks ago. Since that time, they have taken care of them. The boys have sent after 100 more high grade chicks which they will raise and sell later in the year. Land Division Wins In Rifle Contest A The Land Division of the Vic- tory Corps took first place in the rifle contest held Friday, March 12. 'at .the Fillmore High Rifle Range, with a score of 396 out of a possible 1,000. All the boys in the three divisions shot for qualification in the nation- al contest. The five highest com- petitors from each division have had their target scores entered in the. national William Randolph Hearst Junior Rifle Trophy Com- petition. Last year, the winners of the contest had a score of 996 out of l,000. -Boys who qualified forthe con- test and their individual scores were as follows. LAND DIVISION Neal .Thompson .....,...,,................,...... 113 Don Taylor ....... - ...... .,.... 83 William Adams .......... ...... 7 8 Jack Reding ........................... ...... 64 Vernon James ........,.................. ...... 58 AIR DIVISION Bill Dorman ......................................,. 103 Ted Bailey ..........................,.. ...... 89 Lynn 'Hansen ........,.. ...... 80 Don Bice ........,........................ ...... 6 2 Bill Stocker .... 1 ........................... ...... 4 5 1 SEA DIVISION Charles Huddleston ,......,......... ....,. 9 1 Chet Strifler ............,. ...... 7 2 Ben Klotz ............. ,..... 69 Bill Palmer ........... ..... .. 56 Richard Pyle ....... s. ........ ......... 40 On The Sports Front Jimmy Smith's P-47 Thunderbolts defeated Abundio Carril1o's Grum- an 'Wildcats, 32-20, on March 8. Smtih's team was always in the lead. Elias Caballero's squad suffered its second defeat of the season, 36-34, at the hands of Jimmy Smith's Thunderbolts. Jim Schleimer's P-40 E. War- hawks defeated Abundio Carrillo's Wildcats, 25-22, on March 10. The best defensive play of the season was seen in this tilt. The P-39 Airacobras, led by Har- old Southwick, easily defeated Jim Sch1eimer's team on March ll, 26-17. At the Recreation Night program on Friday, Elias Cabal1ero's P-38 Lightnings won the Junior league intramural crown, by virtue of their 27-17 victory over George Potter's P-51 Mustangs. In the Varsity All-Star game, the Cream Puffs defeated the T'ulips, 37-35. The game was a real thrill- er, and the teams were very even- ly matched. .L.i. -.. Fortresses Win Title By 46-34 Score Chet Strifler's B-24 Liberators versus Don Taylor's B-17 Flying Fortresses was the stellar attraction in the gym second period Wednes- day. 'I'hese two teams battled it out for the senior intramural league championship, with the Fortresses coming out on top, 46-34. Strifler's team was favored to win on the strength of their pre- vious victory over Taylor's squad, 28-20. The game brought together the two leading scorers of the league, Bernard Holley and Don Taylor. Holley scored 7 points in the game, while Taylor made 35, in a new scoring record. In the entire sea- son, Taylor has made 144 points, while Holley has scored 84. G. A. A. NOTES The end of the G. A. A. basket- ball season brought the announce- ment last week of the girls who had made first and second teams. The twelfth grade team consists of Marnie Lackey, Kathryn Taylor, Carol Young, Geneva Taylor, Phyl- lis Mosbarger, and Helen Carrillog Theodora Moraga, Isabel Ramirez, and Rosalie Shere are substitutes. The champion junior squad is composed of Lucile Broderson, Maxine Eastburn, Mary Jane Fans- ler, Petty Huddleston, Arvena Lack- ey, and Imo Jewel Smith: Billie May Elkins, Gloria Lewis, Betty Massey, Elaine Smith, and Ann Williams are substitutes. The tenth grade cagers are Wan- da Basolo, Jane Dryden, Bonnie Maier, Genelle McFadden, Mar- garet McGregor, and Mary Webb: Eva Davis, Wilma Elliott, Betty King, and Ann Lidamore are sub- stitutes. The freshman five has as mem- bers Peggy Guitterez, Emma Pitts, Veda Vest, Belen Lopez, and Carol Howardg Roberta Merry is the sub- stitute. The teams were chosen by the captains, Lucile Broderson,, athletic manager, and Miss Rodgers, advisor. Girls making the first team re- ceived 100 points toward their G. A. A. letters. Second team mem- bers received 50 points. Members of both teams received 25 addition- al points for participating. The volleyball games started Thursday, March 18. ' All girls wishing to participate in badminton and table tennis must sign up with Miss Rodgers by March 23. They may play either singles or doubles. Speed ball will start April 1. Those girls who come out for these sports will have a chance to go to the play days which are being planned between Santa Paula and Fillmore. . Students Entertainecl By Allen 'Marine Allen Marine, graduate of the class of 1941, returned from the College of the Pacific, where he has been enrolled for the past year and a half, to entertain the senior high assembly with several songs. The assembly was held Monday. March 7, in the auditorium. Allen sang "Hills of Home", 'This Is Worth Fighting For," "Ch-loc", and "I Met Her On Monday." The program also consisted of four moving pictures: "Native Af- rica", "Front Line of Defense", "A1addin's Lamp", and "Movies of Yesterday." These pictures were also shown to the junior high. HUMOR HAS rr That Grace Austin is all enthused over a recent fortune telling. Ao e e That Genelle McFadden likes slippery walks-especially when ,, she slips on them. ' O O 0 I That Bill Dorman insists on be- ing known as Sir Walter Raleigh since he carried some girls 'across some muddy ground. U O I That Bill Palmer thought his fox hole experiences recently were too realistic. O O 0 That Jack Warren allows the two legged scenery in his English class take his mind off his English. O 0 0 That Eugene Wren, Ruth Clapper- ton, Sam Bishop, Rosie Rihbany, Betty Lee Clapperton, Irene Veal, Stellamae Prine, Vonda Helm, Jean Branson, Bertha Bishop, and Lewis Perry enjoyed a Spanish dinner last Thursday evening. O O O That Vera lee Newsum thinks lt's morning in the middle of the night. I O O That the reason Patty Henry was christened Patricia is because she was born on St. Patrick's Day sev- enteen years ago. ' . WHO'S WHO The spotlight centers on a tall, slim, black haired fellow this week. He was born on June 9, 1925. He is a senior, and likes to play basket- ball. He captains the B-24 Liberat- or squad which was the runner-ups in the senior intramural league. He, like all energetic American boys and girls, spends his time working in the afternoons after school. He works in the vegetable department of a local grocery store. He has recently been elected to the Student Council, taking the place of Wad Taylor. Have you guessed? It is Chet Strifler, Com- missioner of Athletics. .--1.1-...Q-4 Sam Bishop Wins Essay Contest One of the ten winners in a state- wide Future Farmers essay contest is Sam Bishop, a junior at Fillmore high school. The subject of the es- say was "Why Farmers Should Buy- War Bonds", and the papers were graded on originality and neatness. The purpose of the contest, which was sponsored by the War Savings Staff of the Treasury Department, was to inform farmers on the de- sirability of purchasing war bonds. Appropriate awards are being given to the winners by the Treas- ury Department. A Copa de Qroli p FILLMORE Jonvr UNION HIGH SCHOOL g p Edition News Flashes V01, V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, March 31, 1943 No. 23 Mr. Main Becomes ,Principal The Board of Trustees last week W. Main, appointed Mr. Donovan vice-principal of Fillmore Joint Un- ion High School to the office of principal, succeeding the late Mr. Jesse M. Hawley. Mr. Main has been at Fillmore High for the last nine years. University Ot Redlands Invites Students A chance to see a college in war time as well as a chance to abtain expert vocational guidance is of- fered students of Fillmore Joint Union High School at the sixteenth annual University Day of the Uni- versity of Redlands, to be held this year on April 10. Seniors and juniors in Fillmore High school have been invited to attend the day's events, and speech and music students may participate in the contest for S900 in scholarship awards to be held during the day. Registration fee is 25 cents which includes both lunch and dinner. Contest entry blanks and reserva- tions may be made by writing the Director of Admission, University of Redlands, Redlands. California. Freshman Pirate Dance ls Great Success When you think of pirates, you automatically think of people get- ting robbed. This, however, was not the case at the Freshman spon- sored Pirate Dance Saturday night. March 20, in the Fillmore High School Gym. Dancing, starting at 8:30 and con- tinuing until 11:30, was broken only by the intermission during which Tony Carillo sang "Moonlight Be- comes You" and "At Last"g Inez Phillips sang "Black Magic" and 'Tm Savving Myself For Bill"g Katie Elkins played "The Indian Boogie- Woogie," "Shout For Joy," and '!Pig Foot Pete"3 and Pat Spangler, Lor- yece Maxwell, and Donnetta Peyton presented a hula-hula dance. One of the largest crowds of the year attended the dance. Mayhew Receives Reply From Cuban School A second letter to Glen Mayhew, student body secretary, has been re- ceived from one of the Allied Na- tions. This letter was received from the American Central School in Nueva Gerona, which is located on the small Island of Pines off Cuba. We quote from the letter: "We re- ceived your most welcome and very interesting letter telling of your desire to strike up an acquaintance with our school and to exchange flags. We agree that this is a novel idea and we like it very much be- cause we have never entered upon a campaign of this sort before and we want to assure you that we shall enjoy cooperating. "Our little Isle of Pines is also known as Treasure Island. It is generally supposed that it derived this name from numerous treasures that are said to have been found in the days when Sigunea Bay was a stopping off place for pirates. Ru- mors have it that this is the island about which Robert Louis Steven- son wrote his famous book "Trea- sure Island." "Last but not least is the Ameri- can Central School which is central- ly located and has an enrolmlent of about 40 pupils. Only about 20 of these belong to our Student Body. We hold entertainments twice a year to which visitors from all over the island come for an evening of enjoyment. Although our school is small compared to some, it has very high standards and is considered the best American School in Cuba. "We are mailing you under sep- arate cover a copy of our school paper and the flag as you have re- quested. We hope you will enjoy them and we can assure you that your flag will be treasured in our school for years to come. "We also hope that by this letter you get as good an idea of our island as we did of Fillmore, and that by reading between the lines you get a glimpse of some of the beautiful scenery the island has to offer, and which must be seen to be appreciat- ed. Won't you come and see for yourself? You would be most wel- come." ' BUY A JEEP IN APRIL. Tomorrow, April Fool's Day, will mark the opening of a bigger and better Jeep Drive at Fillmore High School. In the new campaign, we want to buy a Jeep in the month of April-four weeks. If we do this, Fillmore High School will be awardedia certificate by the United States Treasury Department, showing that our school is helping to equip the United States Army. Seniors Will Talte Army-Navy Test Senior students in Fihmore Joint Union High School who have or will have by July 1, 1943, attained their 17th but not their 22nd birth- days will be eligible for the Army- Navy Qualifying Test For Civiilans. The test, given in booklet form, con- sists of four sections. It will be ad- ministered in room 27 by Mr. Ca- sier, with the aid of Miss Harajian, Friday morning, April 2, at nine o'clock. The test is designed to provide information useful to the Armed Forces in selecting students for col- lege training under the Army Specialized Training Program, and in classifying all others in respect to relative trainability. Success in the test will provide the candidate with a certificate of qualification which will assure his assignment to a Replacement Train- ing Center at which it will then be determined whether he is or is not potential officer candidate ma- terial. If he is officer candidate material, he will be assigned to an Army Specialized Training Unit as an enlisted man on active duty, re- ceiving the pay of a private seventh grade, to pursue a course of study for which he has shown himself qualified. Individual choice of cur- riculum will be given serious con- sideration, although the Army will assign each candidate to the course for which his aptitudes indicate him best suited. Those eligible for this test will not have another opportunity with- ing the next six months to qualify for admission to this training pro- gram which obviously will confer eargerly sought advantages upon qualifying candidates. It is also to the advantage of the country to se- lect the best available group. In the previous drive, which end- ed last Thursday, S900 worth of War Bonds and Stamps, the cost of a Jeep, was sold in a period of five weeks. To receive a certificate, we must reach the S900 mark in a shorter time. Last week's total sales were 521815. Bonds were purchased by Don Mosbarger, June Barden Eu- gene Hadley, Adolph Valasquez, Roy Johnson, and Wilma Elliott. Lieutenant Russell Hardison, ex '37, also bought a bond. Rope Climbing Champion Entertains Hi-Y Mr. Bryden, world champion rope climber, entertained the inter- mediate Hi-Y boys in the Fillmore gym last Wednesday night. He gave an exhibition of rope climb- ing and performed on the rings. Although handicapped by ' infan- tile paralysis he held the World's record ,for the 25 foot rope climb from 1933 to 1939. The newly formed intermediate Hi-Y is under the direction of Mr. James Utter. Ed Carter leads the group as president and Douglas Duckett is the vice-president. -- .i-, ' On The Sports Front Elias Caballero's Ballerinas defeat ed Harold Southwick's Glamour- ettes, 37-32, in the first of two bas- ketball games Friday night. The Ballerinas' passing attack, and tight defense were the main factors in the victory. Carillo made 17 points to lead the scorers. Next Friday night, a Boy Scout Court of Honor will precede two girls' basketball games. The first game will be between the Fresh- men and Sophomores. These two teams had a close game during the regular girls' basketball season, so both teams favor a rematch. The second game will probably be be- tween the juniors and seniors. These teams battled it out for the girls' basketball championship during the regular season, with the juniors coming out on top, -so the seniors will be out for revenge. ix" PAGE 2 . . NEWS FLASHES March 31, 1943 A FILLMORE JOINT -UNION HIGH SCHOOL ' . Fillmore, California A Editor .,,,....,,.,.............,. ........................................... ......... C a rol Young Assistant Editor ...,....,. ......... G erald McC001 -Sports ....... 1 ....,............. ..................... D on Taylor Features .....,.............................................. - .............................................. Bernice Seams Illustrator ...........................A........,............................................. Dorothy Alice Burson R1 porters: Leon Blythe, Ruth Clapperton, Amy Ellis, Lynn Hansen, Archie Herndon, Mable Jackson, Virginia Kerby, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Bonnie Maier, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, and Billie Ruth Rainer. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Bill Hardison, Eclliton Saga The appearance of our campus can really 'be described as "f1ashey", since most of us have been remembering to put our trash in the trash cans. Other places where students eat lunch, such as the Presby- terian Church grounds have also been much neater lately. There are still a few people who insist on leaving their papers scattered over the lawn, or what is worse, slyly throw them into the bushes or trees. To these individuals, we say "Get on the beamlv, cooperate with the rest of the student body in keeping our campus clean. Johnson-Hickox Lead Copa de-Oro Votes The ballot box for the Copa de Oro King and Queen contest held many precious votes this week as students bought annuals and voted for their favorite boy and girl. As of March 25, the votes are as follows: KING Roy- Johnson ............... .......... 5 ,900 Eugene Milum ........... .......,.. 2 ,500 Ben Klotz ..,.............. .......,.. 2 ,300 Spud Higgins ................ .......... 1 ,300 Jack Brown ,.,...,................. .......... 1 ,100 QUEEN . Evelyn Hickox ...........,... .......... 5 ,900 Wally Wallace ........... 3,100 Pauline Herndon .........., .......,.. 2 ,600 Jeanne Morgan ........... 1300 Grace Austin .................................... 700 .Junior Class Rings Arrive At Last The Junior rings have arrived! That was what all the shouting was about last Monday, March 22, in third period junior classes. "Look at my ring! Gee! I'rn glad I got mine in blue. What color did you get?" "Can I try yours on?" "Oh, my ring is too big!" So the conversation went buzz- zing all day Monday. The Junior rings were ordered last October, but due to wartime conditions, they arrived in Fillmore only last week. Newspaper Day Held A+ U. S. C. The annual "Newspaper Day" for high school and junior college stu- dents interested in journalism, was held on the University of Southern California's campus, Saturdiay, March 21. Principal speaker of the day was Gene Graffis, who was a representa- tive of Acme pictures, and a news reporter in Berlin, for 17 months prior to America's entrance into the wer. Graffis, whose topic was "Gathering News Under the Nazis", told some of the propaganda tricks used by the Germans. Discussion groups for journalism staffs were held, during which ideas for the publication of the school pa- pers were exchanged. Those attending the program from Fillmore were Miss Barbara Craw- ford and Mr. Hamilton V. B. Riggs from the Fillmore Herald and Miss Enid Elser and Carol Young rep- resenting the News Flashes. April Fool, The Axis BUY A IEEP! Navy ,Aviation Open To Senior Boys Lieutenant Commander F. A. Brossy, oficer in charge of the Naval Aviation Cadet Selection Board in Los Angeles has announc- ed that senior men selected as AP- prentice Seamen, V-5 within the next few weeks have an excellent opportunity to obtain college train- ing under the Navy's new college program. For men in this classification, the training would amount to two 16- week college terms prior to the reg- ular l7-rnonth flight training pro- gram. Those living outside of Los An- geles should communicate with the Naval Aviation Cadet Selection Board by letter, at 306 West Third Street, Los Angeles. Only 17-year-old high school graduates or seniors expecting to graduate before June 30 of this year are eligible to apply. ...l...... . G. A. A. Notes Seniors win championship! The high and mighty senior girls won the volley ball championship, on Thursday afternoon, March 25, by defeating the juniors, 31-27. In games played on Tuesday, March 23, the seniors played the sophomore and freshmen teams, de- feating each of them by sizeable scores. The results were Seniors- 42, Sophomores-195 S e n i o r s-47, Freshmen-22. In other games played on Thurs- day, the juniors defeated the soph- omores, 45-32, and the sophomores tied the freshmen, 38-38. First teams for volley ball will be chosen soon. WHO'S WHO The curtains roll back, the house- lights are dimmed, and onto the stage steps the president of the Fillmore chapter of the California Scholarship Federation, Jim Shiells. Jim first saw the light of day, May 20, 1926. Since that time, he has divided his time between study- ing, playing the clarinet, and work- ing on his dad's ranch-not to men- tion driving his car. At the present time, he is work- ing at a local service station. Last year, Jim was the Commis- sioner of Finance on the student council, and was also one of the two boys selected from Fillmore to go to Boys' State. This summer, Jim is planning to attend Caltech. If you don't already know Jim Shiells, you will see him as Sir Francis Chesney in the Senior Play. HUMOR Has rr That someone called Bismark Ba- solo "Bigsma.rk" in social studies last Wednesday. O I O That Grace Austin is wearing a diamond. ' U O l That Eleanor Buirrough has learn- ed not to jump oft of bridges. 8 It 1 , That Del Lisk hates to be called Dale. ii I U That Eva Davis is happy this week. iShe's expecting a visitor from Fillmore, Utah. 1 I U That Dorothy Alice Burson can think up some tall stories to give as alabis when she isn't on hand to work in the Student Body stand. 1 1 Q That Mr. and Mrs. Russell Flint are the proud parents of a baby boy. U 1 I That Ed Carter and Spud Hig- gins are known as the daring young men on the flying trapez after their exhibition Tuesday night. i I i That for a man with sore feet, Leon Blythe was doing all right at the Freshman dance. O 8 l That Josephine Velasquez persists in spying on two junior high stu- dents every morning. t C i That the Hi-Y fellows think rope climbing isn't bad, once you get "up" on it. C l S .-.That Patty Huddleston and Ge- nelle McFadden -demonstrated the technique of kissing, Cwith such meaning!! at a G. A. A. party. l IU 8 That Harold Southwick can now do his own algebra. Amazing! l 0 t That Virginia Brady was trying to put a joke over on Ima Jewell and Wanda McClung last Smith Wednesday in the library, 5th pe- riod. , Tri-Y Meeting -Held A+ Betty Harclison's The Tri-Y meeting Thursday. March 18, was held at the home of Betty Jean Hardison. There was a short business session and Patty Henry told of plans for filling U. S. O. Scrapbooks. Miss Lorraine Walker recent graduate of p Stanford University, was the speaker of the evening. She spoke on "Making Plans for Col- lege." She stressed the need of get- ting a college backgroundg since after the war, business firms and professions are going to need people who are trained for their jobs. FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Copa de Oro Edition News Flashes vol. V A A Fillmore, lcslrfornralwedneraay, April 7, 194-3A No. 24 April I7 Is The Date For Senior Play Have you a date for April 17? If so, cancel it! If not, keep the date open for the senior play, "Charley':. Aunt," to be held at the Fillmore High Auditorium in the evening. -Students in the play are re- hearsing every night after school, with the exception of' Saturday and Sunday, so you can be sure that it will be good! Costumes for Charley's Aunt are being made by Patty Elkins and Connie Bennett under the direc- tion of Miss Isabel Aitchison. Mary Lou Danforth is in charge of all publicity. She will be assisted by the art and printing classes. Mr. Honn is in charge of the scenery. Don Taylor and Billy Walters will act as his stage crew. Mrs. W. A. Ross and Miss Lorraine Walker will supervise the make-up. Betty Turk will be in charge of the properities Tickets will sell for fifty cents, in- cluding the tax. Intermediate Hi-Y Meets In Gym The Intermediate Hi-Y, organized at Fillmore High within the last six weeks, under the direction of Mr. James Utter, met at the gym Tuesday, March 23, for a night oi recreation. The Hi-Y meets for a recreation program every other Tuesday night, and has a regular business meeting on the alternate Tuesday. The officers are: president, Ed Carter: vice president, Doug Duck- ettg secretary, Eugene Milum, and treasurer, James Smith. Mr. Walter Ehlers, County "Y" Secretary, has been at the meetings to help the boys organize. Public Schools Week April 12-16 These News Flashes Really Travel! Second Lieutenant Joe Turley, graduate of Fillmore High in the class of 1937 and now with the Army Air Corps in Pueblo, Colorado, re- ceives his News Flashes in a very round-about way. They first go to Victorville, Colo- radog then to Salt Lake City, Utahg Spokane, Washington, Eyphrata. Washington, Blythe, -Californiag El Paso, Texas: and at last reach Second Lieutenant Turley at Pueb- lo, Colorado. It takes two and one-half months for the paper to reach him. Seniors Lead ln Annual Sales Evelyn Ruth Hickox and Roy Johnson still maintain their lead over the other contestants of the Copa de Oro contest. Evelyn Ruth leads the girls with 7500 votes while Lois Jean Wallace is second with 3200. Roy Johnson leads the boys with 7600 votes, while Eugene Milum comes in second with 2500. The senior class has the most students buying annuals. Seniors .........., . ........................,......... 76 1, Juniors ............. ....... 5 9 We Freshmen ........... ..,.... 6 2911 Eighth Grade ,....... ...,... 2 1 My Seventh Grade ......... ...,..., 2 4927 WE BOUGHT A JEEP! !! Fillmore High went "over the top" in the April jeep drive, by buying a jeep, and starting on another one last Thursday, April 1. Although this week's sale makes our school eligible to receive the certificate from the Treasury Department, the Student Council -has decided to follow the original plan of carrying the drive through the month of April. Since we have 5224.85 toward a second jeep, we should be able to finish buying it in the next three weeks. Obstacle Course Nears Completion The 300 yard Filhnore High School Victory Corps Obstacle Course neared completion this week. The course is constructed on the St. Mary Pre-Flight stand- ards and now contains twelve ob- stacles. The first and second obstacles are horizontal poles to go over. The third is an under, through and over obstacle. Next comes the fourteen feet high scaling wall with ropes to aid in climbing: A medium weight hurdle followed by a twelve foot ladder with four horizontal bars comes next. Next the fu- ture supermen are required to swing across a twelve foot pit on ropes. A, hand over hand log walk comes next followed by an eight foot scaling wall. Next you go over ahurdle and under a low under- pass. After the parallel bars which follow the underpass, comes a bal- ance beam followed by four low hurdles very close together. The work on on the Obstacle Course has been done mostly by the boys of the Victory Corps and their advisor, Mr. Harry Bigger. Our leep In Action . s -- .il The total amount of bonds and stamps purchased last Thursday was 51124.85. Bond buyers were Mary Jane Fansler, Ruth Johnson, Billy Hardison, Margaret McGreg- or, Ralph Burson, Betty King, Har- vard Haase, Floyd Legan, Billy Thompson, Neal Thompson, Marilyn Cappel, Dorothy Messer, Bismark Basolo, Peggy Mosbarger, Jean Graft, and Bill Turk. Those who bought bonds for parents or others were Chappie Morris, Virginia Mor- ris, Don Mosbarger, Laurabelle Jones, Velma Patterson, Betty Har- dison, and Ben Klotz. Bobby Styles and several of the faculty members also bought bonds. Thirty-two bonds were purchased in all. Climaxing the April 1 bond and stamp sale was the appearance at the school of a "real, live jeep", brought from Hueneme by one of the seamen stationed there. After the driver had demonstrated, on the athletic field, the maneuverability of the vehicle, those persons who had bought bonds had their pictures taken with the jeep. Miss Alice Hansen received a let- ter this week from A. J. Gray of the war savings staff of the Treasury Department commending the more Jeep Drive. "Your informative letter is most heartening to read when one con- siders that approximately 500 stu- dents now own over 522,000 in War Stamps and Bonds." "The fact that your school has reached the 8471 level with only 6? to go to be eligible to fly the "School-at-War" Minute Man Flag makes me feel certain that ithe days are few when your school will have reached the mark." Fill- Seven Classes See Pictures A picture on heredity and one on cell division was shown to Mr. Casier's Orientation class and to Mr. I-Ionn's Biology class fourth pe- riod on April 1. The boys' gym classes also enjoy- ed a picture the same day which demonstrated different holds -in wrestling. PAGE 2 , N1-:ws FLASI-IES , g April 7, 1943 A Nfwsfusufs l Published Every Week By Students of FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHGOL Fillmore. California . Editor ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,..,,..,,,..,., , .,,.,,,..,...,.......,..,......,,. .......,........................ C arol Young Assistant Editor ,,,,,,,. .. .. ,..,. .. ......... Gerald McCool sports ...........,............ .... - ............... Do n Taylor Features .,...........,.................. ................. ......... . . L ....................................... Bernice Seams Illustrator .,.....,..,.......,........................................ ................,...... D 01'0thy Alice BUYSOD Ra porters: Leon Blythe, Ruth Clapperton, Amy Ellis, Lynn Hansen, Archie Herndon, Mable Jackson, Virginia Kerby, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Bonnie Maier, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, . and Billie Ruth Rainer. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Bill Hardison, .iii-i-.. 'Tim Editon Saga Last Thursday, Fillmore High bought its second jeep, 'and is well on the way to buying another one. We're proud of that record. We're proud to think that we are helping to equip the finest army in the world. Where will our jeep go? Perhaps it will be unloaded .-from a ,landing barge on Guadalcanal, and driven through the jungle. Maybe it will roll across the desert sands of Tu- nisia. Someone we know may be using it on an island out- post, or it may be loaded into a giant transport plane and taken to a strategic position. Our jeep may be with American troops in Africa or England. VVherever it is, we can be sure it is speeding the day of victory. A In coming weeks, let's finish buying our third jeep, so we can send it on its way to our fighting men. G. A. A. Notes G. A. A. volley ball first teams were chosen last week by Miss Julia Rodgers, advisorg Lucille Brodersen, athletic manager: Mary Jane Fansler, volley ball manager: Theodora Moraga, senior captain: Betty Massey, junior captain: Jane Dryden, sophomore captain: and Veda Vest, freshman captain. Senior girls named on the first team were Phyllis Mosbarger, Fran- cis Trout, Katherine Taylor, Isabel Ramirez, Helen Carrillo, and Theo- dora Moraga. Junior girls chosen were Lucille Brodersen, Billie Mae Elkins, Mary Jane Fansler, Patty Huddleston, Betty Jean Massey, 'Velma Patter- son, Anne Williams, Imo Jewell Smith, and Bernice Blythe, substi- tute. Sophomore girls making the first team were Wilma Elliott, Jane Dry- den, Margaret McGregor, Anne Lidamore, Jean Graft, Genelle Mc- Fadden, Lorraine Grady, and Mary Webb, Inez Mosbarger, Bonnie ,Maier, Mary Huddleston, Gloria Mauck, and Betty King were the choices for substitutes. Peggy Guiterrez, Carol Howard, Erma Pitts, Edna Samples, Veda Vest, and Belen Lopes' made the freshman team. Lone substitute- was Claire Graffer. Speedball was started last week, April 1. A ' CLASSIFIED ADS Wanted: A good report card, by all students. Teachers please note. Wanted: A pair of weights to keep Ben Klotz from putting his feet on desks. Will pay well-Miss Elser. Wanted: A pair of crutches, not too expensive. See Eleanor Burroughs. Wanted: A place like Whitey's to go for hamburgers and cokes. For Sale: A remedy for poison oak. Cheap! Lois Jean Wallace. Exchange: I collect S5 bills. Will pay as high as S1 for good specimens. Call Archie Herndon. Employment: Will teach faculty ., members how to play marbles. New class starts iMonday. Harold McFadden. Wish To Buy: Will buy all the tires you have. Good prices. See Dean Gregory. Lost: One tally' dark-haired boy, to Navy. Name on "gob-hat",- Gene Warring. If found please return to Gloria Mauck. Found: A ring, presumably lost by Leland Southwick. Contact Wanda Basolo. I EXCHANGE Ojai's "Ranger Record" announc- ed that their school will publish an annual, the "Topa Topa." Photo- graphy will be done by Nick Laf- kas, graduate from Fillmore and Mr. Taylor. O O O The Oxnard Yellow Jackets re- cently rushed to their next period classes as soon as the notes of "Taps" or 'Reveille were heard. Bill Kuller played his trumpet in place of the broken bell system. O 0 0 The "Argolog" has been printing several news items about the Kemp- er clan since they left Fillmore High and moved to Garden Grove. U I O The girls in the Junior Class at Oxnard are beginning to take a Home Nursing course. Pictures Shown A+ Assembly "Boy! those were really choice shots of South America." "How about that hero in the Western! He was really handsome." "Didn't that little dog look like 'Herman'?" Judging by the comments made by the students of Fillmore High Friday, March 27, the movies at the assembly were a great success. 'l'he four pictures were: "Vista of South America", 'The Dog Show," "Revenge On The Range," and "The Big Bad Wolf." 1 .i.1. Two Track Meets To Be Held There will be an inter-class track meet Friday, April 8 on the Fillmore High track. The meet will be be- tween freshmen, sophomore, jun- ior, and senior boys. There will be another track meet Friday, April 18 with the Seniors and the Freshmen competing against the Sophomores and Juniors. The records made by Fillmore High fel- lows on that day will be compared with those from Lancaster High. Panel Discussion Held By Tri-Y April 1, is always looked upon as a date for jokes but not by the Tri- Y which held their meeting Thurs- day evening regardless of April Fool's day. 'A A short business meeting was call- ed to order by the president, Carol Young, and committee reports were read. A panel discussion on etiquette, personality, dating, and conversa- tion was held with Lucile Broder- son, Billie Mae Elkins, Virginia Morris and Geneva Taylor as lead- ers. All members took part by dis- cussing questions. . Refreshments were served by the hostess Dorothy Simco. That' Nadine Baker and Edna Cochran have been wearing roses to school lately. Just ask them where they came from. O O O ' That Archie Herndon is a soda- jerk at a local cafe. o o o , That Harold McFadden and Stan- ley Merry have been giving Miss Elser and Miss Aitchison lessons in the fine art of marble playing. C O l That Don Mosbarger doesn't like bees. O O O That Bill Palmer should know how to spell "their" by now. O O O , That Bismark Basolo couldn't take his own birthday party. O O O That Audrey Spangler, Donetta Pexton, Loryece Maxwell and Jane Dryden's new theme song is "Pm Forever Blowing Bubbles." ' O 0 I That Chuck Eastburn ls getting a lot of practice writing letters latc- ly. O O O That Charles Huddleston has a dog named after him. O O O That Carl Elkhm has a new ln- terest in San Fernando these days. 4- l O C That Inez Phillips is taking sing- ing lessons from Bobby Styles. O I 0 That several high school students, including senior Betty Turk, daily make their way home on the gram- mar school bus. 0 o o x i That by Marjory Hansen's green and blue socks, she hasn't quite realized that Freshman Initiation was over a long time ago. O 0 U That Leland Sousthwlck, Bill Pear- son, Clydc Morton, and Dave Cap- pel got their greetings from the army last Tuesday. O O 0 That Wilma Elliott doem't like pie. 0 O 0 That Miss Hai-ajian's fourth period class was the sweetest smelling class ln school last Friday. l U 8 That Mable Jackson certainly gets around in her car with only an "A" card' O O l That Bill Walters finally man- aged to stay awake in chemistry- class. O C O That Tommy Griffin has just completed a chicken house and hog pen. e That Jeanne Morgan doesn't like to get letters that are 9 lines long. O O O That Bill Stocker claimed that Lewis and Clark turned off the Mis- souri River. . N ictory Snaps Swinging through . . . Glamorous farmerettes . . . The faculty-working?. . . Building the obstacle course . . . Remember Peggy? . . . Mr. Main and the boys on a Private Road . . . Swing shift . . . Over the top-look at those muscles! . . . Triple trouble-Huddleston, Williams, and Morris . . . A painting we will go . . . Rihbany, Butler, Core, and Clapperton packing "Airships." T LJ 'I I --if A .. W 1 J , s , Q N ' ..,.- Snaps p 1 J Murder-he says . . . Two loving Frosh-Neve and Barden . . . Leg art . . . Guess what! . . . Betty and her baby . . . Initiation day . Slightly messy . . . Esther in a charming pose . . . Tarzan Perez . . . Ye editor . . . They don't really study those books . , . Sloppy Joes . . . Hold your breath! . . . Friendly foursome . . . Was it cold? . . . Virginia Morris-age two-sweet innocence! . . . Freshmen playing "ring around the rosy" . . . Bookworm . . . Remember when the Juniors and Hoyt - - - ? . . . Milo and Doug . . . Grinny Gerald . . . F. U. H. S. in 1910. V V Autographs 1 T .JJ 7 . ' , R 1' D ' f W. , . Autographs FILLMORE IOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL --1 -..l 1-1. Copa de Oro , Edition Vol. V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, April 14, 1943 No. 25 Bomber To Be Named By Fillmore Students Fillmore Union High School stu- dents will have a chance to name a Flying Fortress, it was announced today. Lieutenant Walter Moreno. grad- uate of Fillmore in 1932 is now sta- tioned at Walla Walla, Washington, and is in command of a Flying Fort- ress. As the crews of the Flying Fortresses are allowed to name their own ships, Lieutenant Moreno wrote to friends in Fillmore asking for suggestions. This letter was brought to the attention of the Student Council, and it was decided to hold a contest to name the Flying Fort- ress. Lieutenant Moreno agreed whole- heartedly to the plan as is shown by his letter: "Yes, my crew and I like the idea very much and give our full ap- proval. The contest may go into full swing at any time, but must end by May 10. Let the entries start coming and we will get busy and pick out a winner. Suggestions should be funny or fierce, but not names of girls un- less they rhyme. Most Flying Fort- resses are named after girls. but if the names are original and corny they stand a better chance of win- ning. The afternoon I received your let- ter I was briefing my crew in the ready-room. fWe'll ask Walter to translate that when he comes down. Ed.l I took time out to read your letter and then read most of it to the boys. They all agreed unanimously. especially to the part where I have to make a speech in assembly to award the prize to the winner, Everyone put in his two cents worth as to how he wanted to be there and watch me do it. Facing twenty Jap Zeroes would probably be easier, but I'm game. Let me know how you are pro- gressing, so later I will be able to give you an idea of just when I'1l be there . Good luck and I hope the idea sell a lot of stamps." Sincerely, Lieutenant Walter Moreno Entry blanks, good for three sug- gestions each may be obtained Thursday and Friday, April 29 and 30, by buying one twenty-five cent stamp or three ten cent stamps. A prize of five dollars in war stamps, furnished by the Student Body, will be awarded to the wir:- ner. Seniors Present Comedy Riot Hilarity will reign 'this Saturday night at the high school auditorium, when the curtain rises at 8:15 o'clock on the Senior class presenta- tion of "Charley's Aunt", a comedy in three acts. The play opens when Jack Ches- ney fBart SwopesD, who is very much in love with Kathlene Verdun tLois Jean Wallacel, is trying to write her a letter, assisted by his valet, Brassett tJack Schleimerl. Charley Wykeham, fDon Mosbar- gerl who is ramantically inclined to- ward Amy Spettigue, fEvelyn Hick- ox? receives a note from his aunt. Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez, tCaro1 Youngb, whom he has never seen. which says that she is coming to visit him at Oxford. Assuming that Charley's aunt will arrive in time for lunch, the two fellows invite their girls to dine with them. Com- plications set in when the aunt fails to arrive and the boys, in despera- tion, secure one of their college friends. Fancourt Babberley fBiil CochranJ to impersonate her. Some embarrassing moments are suffer- ed when Mr. Spettigue, Amy's un- cle, fplayed by Roy Johnson? and Sir Francis Chesney, Jack's father. fplayed by Jim Shiellsl come onto the scene and fall in love with the Haunt". However, everything ends happily when the real Donna Lucia appears. With her is her niece, Miss Delahay tGrace Austinl who falls in love with Fancourt Babberly. Senior Play Will Climax Public Schools Week Carrying out the Public Schools' Week theme of "The School On A Wartime Basis", Fillmore High School held open house immediately pre- ceding the P. T. A. meeting Monday evening, April 12. Parents inspected exhibits in the various rooms, gathered to hear Mrs. Hathaway, county nurse, and Mr. Dean Triggs, the principal speakers of the evening, and attended a demonstration of home nursing. Tea was served after the meet- ing. Own Thursday, April 15, a matinee of the senior play, "Charley's Aunt", will be given for high school students. Sophomores To Give Spring Dance Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Want to have a good time? Well then, come to the Spring Dance to be given by the Sophomore Class on Friday, April 16, in the gym from 8:30 to 11:30 p. m. The admission to this fine dance is only 30 cents stag or 40 cents a couple. . As you know by this time, the Sophomores specialize in giving good dances so bring your best girl and come to the Spring Dance. Natalie Harthorn, Mary Lou El- kins, Gloria Mauck and Tony Ca- rillo will entertain you by singing during the intermission. The committee chairmen are as follows: Margaret McGregor, en- tertainment chairmang Mary Webb, decoration chairman: Harold South- wick, refreshment chairman: and Tody Brown, clean-up chairman. Did He Win Charley's Aunt? - Friday afternoon, April 16, the boys will have a track meet -and a wrestling tournament, while the girls will play volley ball ano The air, land, and speed ball. sea divisions of the Victory Corps will compete for three prizes-one given by the Athletic Department, one by the P. T. A., and one by the Student Council. The prizes will be given to the division having the best team in marching, in the manual of arms, and in running the obstacle course. On Saturday night, the cast of the senior play, "Charley's Aunt" will give their final performance. Second April Jeep Nears Completion It just takes 3900 to buy a Jeep and if we can sell 5243.60 more bonds tomorrow, our Second April Jeep will be completed, for on April 8, 3431.55 were sold. Anne Lida- more and Jane Pressey each bought a bond. Dorothy Alice Burson, Lor- raine Grady, and Mildred Dorman bought bonds for others. Two teach- ers bought bonds, bringing the total number of bonds sold to eleven. Let's all do our part and buy bonds and stamps tomorrow. I O I Sprung Vacation! 'Ct ao Q! Here I+ Comes! f fe' In two more days .... Spring vacation! Here at last! In ten more days .... Spring vacation-will be past. A contented atmosphere will pre- vail in Fillmore's Joint Union High School on Friday, April 16, 1943, when the last bell will release stu- dents for one week of vacation. Many Fillmore students have tak- en jobs during the vacation to re- lieve the labor shortage prevalent at this time. PAGE 2 NEWS FLASHES Apra 14, 1943 NEWS HASHES Published Every Week By Students of FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Fillmore, California Editor ...................................................................,........................................ Carol Young Assistant Editor ......... .,..,..., G erald McCoo1 Sports ......................... .................... D on Taylor Features .........,......,............... ....,................,.........................................,... B ernice Seams Illustrator ..........................................,...,............,.. .................... D orothy Alice Burson Rf porters: Leon Blythe, Ruth Clapperton, Amy Ellis, Lynn Hansen, Archie Herndon, Mable Jackson, Virginia Kerby, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, .Bonnie Maier, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, and Billie Ruth Rainer. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Bill Hardison, sn... satan .sap Would you throw away a thousand dollars? A stupid question, you say. But have you ever thought of a high school education as being worth that much, and more? Yet many of us are throwing it away, piece by piece, when we waste time in school or do work "just to get by". In our modern world of specialization, a high school education is more important than ever before. Whatever type of work we do, we must know how to do it well, if we want to succeed. In all branches of military service, men and women are needed who have prepared for their job. Even more important than preparation for a vocation is the part that education plays in our everyday life. In such common things as holding a conversation or writing a letter, we use the rules and ideas we have gained from our high school class- GS. This is Public Schools Week, and an appropriate time for each of us to ask, "What am I gaining from high school?" We have been given good school buildings, teachers, and an in- teresting school program. lt is up to us to take advantage of these opportunities. V Would you throw away your chance at a thousand dol- lars which no one can take away from you? 6. A. A. Notes The juniors won a hard fought speedball battle over the freshmen Thursday afternoon, April 8, 8-0. The juniors will play the sopho- .,rnores Tuesday, April 13, and the 'rfreshmen will play the sophomores Thursday, April 15. team will play an team Friday afternoon, 16, as a part of the recrea- tion program planned for that after- noon. The junior high girls will also play off a volleyball game on Friday. Individual sports winners of bad- minton Cdoubles and singles? and table tennis, ldoubles and singlesl. will be posted on the bulletin at the gym Wednesday, April 14. Individual sports still to come are archery, tennis, swimming, cro- quet and horseshoes. The next organized games for G. A. A. will be hockey and base- ball. U. S. Navy Men Speak To Boys In the assembly held for tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade boys. April 7, First-class Petty O-fficer Jones, of the United States Navy, gave the boys some highlights of the Navy program, and of his own ex- perience as a recruiting officer. He told the boys that the Navy wants fellows who have had no trouble of any sort with the police He also stated that the Navy wants fellows to go as far in school as pos- sible before joining the Navy. Navy. Jones encouraged the boys in the Victory Corps to work hard, not only on their school work, but also in their physical fitness program. "The men who are in good physical condition are the men who are suc- cessful in the army or navy", he said. , On The Sports Front The mighty Seniors easily won the interclass track meet last Fri- day, taking seven firsts out of a pos- sible twelve. Following are the results of the meet: 100 yd. dash-lst. Gage, 2nd Stock- er, 3rd. Romain, Time 10.9 sec. ' 880 yd. dash+-lst. Romero, 2nd. Wilgnan, Time 2 min. 27.5 sec. 440 yd. dash--lst. Potter, 2nd Klotz, Time 1 min. 4.4 sec. 220 yd. dash-lst. Stocker, 2nd. Peyton, 3rd. Walsh, Time 25.6 sec. Mile-lst. Basolo, Time 5 min. 54.6 sec. 70 yd. high hurdles--lst. Mosbar- ger, 2nd. Dorman, Time 12.5 sec. 120 low hurdles-lst. Strifler, 2nd. Duckett, 3rd. Rogers, Time 14.6 sec. Shot Put-lst. Dorman, 2nd Mos- barger, 3rd. Thompson, Distance 33' 4". Broad Jump-lst. Gage, 2nd Stocker, 3rd. Cox, Distance 18' 6W". High Jump-lst. Strifler, 2nd. Taylor, Height 5' 75", Hop, Step, and Jump-lst. Taylor, 2nd. Strifler, Distance 39' 10". 880 yd. relay-lst. Seniors CGage, Taylor, Strifler, Romerol, 2nd. Sophomores, 3rd, Juniors, 4th Fresh- men. Point Score-Seniors 57, Juniors, 33, Sophomores, 8, Freshmen, 14. Spanish Civ. Students Receive Prizes The students of the third period Spanish Civilization class finished their scrapbooks and are now the proud owners of prizes brought from Mexico by Mrs. Jarrett. Tying for first place were Rosa- lina Renteria and Floyd Legan. Rosalina chose a miniature saddle for a prize and Floyd chose a ring. The scrapbook winning second place was the work of Jean Grafft. She also chose a ring. Other contestants placed as follows: Mary Van Deventer, thirdg Lewis Perry and Anne Lidamore, fourth, Dick Baker, fifth, Virginia Kerby, sixthg Nellie Carrillo, seventhg and Bill Palmer, eighth. .. 1.. WHO'S WHO Being president of the Spanish Club, a two year letter man, and second highest scoring man in the Senior Varsity Basketball League are only three of the many achieve- ments of Bernard Holley, top man in the Who's Who this week. Bernard arrived in this world 16 years ago on October 18. Since then he has spent his time playing basketball, tennis and baseball. If you don't already know Ber- nard, he is easy to find. Just look for five feet and' three inches of solid athletete topped by a perpet- ual smile and a shock of blond hair. RUMOR HAS IT That Bernard Ho1ley's latest heart throb is a ten year old from Santa Barbara. U l i That Don Taylor received a letter from a Girls' School in South Ameri- ca lately. l l I That Miss Harajian showed signs of being an "Absent-minded Profes- ser" last week when she marked Bill Harajian absent from her class. 0 t 0 That Lyrm Hansen will blush if you ask him how he got that curl in his hair. il 1 U That Jack Warren has turned Gremlin. 8 U U That Orientation includes a large variety of subjects, including rope skipping. For further information see Wally Wallace, Phyllis Mos- barger, Theodora Moragaj Evelyn Hickox, or Frances Trout. l O O That Grace Austin took over Mr. Ross's Physics class for a few min utes on April 7. i 0 0 That James Smith is the best table tennis play-er in school. I O ll That the seventh and eighth grade girls have quite a chorus. They were harmonizing to "Be Honest With Me" fourth period Wednesday. day. l O C That Ruth Clapperton got her permit to drive. Look out fel- lows, it is another woman driver. O O O That Bill Stocker, Bill Walsh and Archie Herndon have been swim- ming up Sespe. I O O That Jean Petersen was studying the other night. She got 204 homo- nyms and the highest otherwise was 86. U O O That Don Taylor, student body president, has taken up a new sports-chasing rabbits at mid- night. U O l That Virginia Brady loves to go wading. I D O That Verne Johnson's bicycle seems to be getting a stripping for the summer. O I O That Virginia Gazzaway and Marion Hicks try to keep their names out of the paper. . U U 1 That Lyman .Ellis has been writ- ing notes to "Anita," O C l That David Wright uses a pencil as a stabbing weapon. Q O O That there is a tuxedo for a Sen- ior play part. Who is going to wear it? FILLMORE IOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL Copa cle Oro Edition ' News Flashes Vol. V Fillmore, California, Wednesday, May 5, 1943 No. 26 And Hickox Win As Copa De Oro King A .d Queen When tl 2 last votes for Copa de Oro King and Queen were counted, it was found that Eveyln Hickox had been chosen queen and Roy Johnson King. The runners-up, who will serve as ladies in waiting and right hand men respectively, are Lois Jean Wallace, Pauline Herndon, Eugene Milum, and Ben Klotz. The coronation ceremonies will be held at the Copa de Oro- Girls' League Dance on May 15. The Copa de Oro sales ended with 10096 of the seniors buying annuals, 80 per cent of the jun- iors and sophomores, 60 per cent of the freshmen, 47 per cent of the seventh graders, and 33 per cent of the eighth graders also purchas- ing year books. .,i...l-.- Johnson Flag Salute Changed I I A joint resolution of the Seventy- seventh Congress amended Public Law 829, Section 7 in December 1942f' regarding display and use of the flag. The amendment stated that the pledge of allegiance to the flag be rendered by standing with the right hand over the heart throughout the pledge. F. U. H. S. Names Flying Fortress Will a name you suggested be painted on the nose of a Flying Fortress? If you bought some de- fense stamps last week and wrote three catchey, fierce sounding names on your application blank. you have three chances that a Fly- ing Fortress, piloted by Walter Moreno, a F. U. H. S. graduate, will bear your name. Walter and his crew are now in Salena, Kansas, having the final "tuning-up" touches put on their plane. After this, they will fly back to Walla Walla, Washington. A.lthough the exact date is not yet known, it is expected that Walter will come to Fillmore sometime in the next few weeks. When he ar- rives, there will be a special as- sembly, at which the Fortress com- mander will officially announce the name chosen' for the plane. The winner of ie contest will receive a S5 jlollar r 'ize. ' G. A. A. Holds Banquet For Fathers The annual G. A. A. Father- Daughter Banquet was held last night in the gym. After a pot-luck dinner, a welcome was given by Carol Young to the fathers and guests. Introduction of the G. A. A. executive board was made. Mr Knight led the group in community singing. Mr. McKinney was the speaker of the evening, using the theme of the banquet, "Push-ups for Victory" as his topic. Billie Mae Elkins and Margaret McGregor were co-chairmen of thc banquet. Miss Haraiian Shows Movies To Tri-Y At a Tri-Y meeting held last Fri- day, April 30, in 'the Social Room of the Science Building, Miss Eleanor Harajian, English teacher, was the guest speaker. Miss Harajian show- ed moving pictures of her trips to Yellowstone National Park and to Yosemite. Carol Young, president, presided over a business meeting which pre- ceded the program. A Mother's Day tea was planned for next Thursday, May 6, at which time thc girls will honor their mothers. Carol also announced that the Tri- V .Annual Conference was to be held in Ventura Sunday, May 9 and would start at 2:00 o'clock. The Tri-Y girls volunteered to serve at a Y pot-luck dinner which was held last Saturday, May 1, at the Presbyterian church. Refreshments were served follow- ing the program. LARGE MINUTE MAN FLAG PRESENTED TO FILLMORE HIGH ASSEMBLY Today, Wednesday, May 5, in a special assembly, Fillmore High School will receive a large Minute Man Flag. Dean Triggs, of the War Savings Committee, will present the flag to Student Body President, Don Taylor. The small Minute Man Banners will be brought from the homerooms and used in the presen- tation ceremony. The receiving of this flag signi- fies that our school now has 9876 of its students owning fifty cents or more worth of War Stamps, and 98.575 of the students regular buy- ers. JEEP DISPLAYED g In connection with the ceremonies this afternoon, a jeep will be dis- played, with three types of guns mounted on it. It is especially ap- propriate that this jeep be display- ed today, at the close of our highly successful April Jeep campaign. A few weeks ago our headline read, Buy A Jeep In April. Well we did. We not only bought one jeep, but we bouglit seven others besides. The grand total of bonds and stamps Dinner Served By Tri-Y Saturday night, May 1, 1943, a pot-luck dinner was given by the members of the Y. M. C. A. at the Presbyterian Church Social Room for friends and members of the Fill- more District Y. M. C. A. Mr. Walter Ehler, county Y sec- retary, reported on the Hi-Y and the Tri-Y work in Ventura County. Miss Albright and the Tri-Y girls arranged and served the dinner. Fil1more's Flying Fortress for the month of April is S74-12.55, or over eight jeeps purchased in one month. BANNERS AWARDED Fourteen homerooms now have 10072 of their members buying bonds and stamps. Miniature Min- ute Man flags were awarded to the representatives of eight homerooms at an assembly Wednesday, April 14. Homerooms receiving flags were those of Mr. Casier, Miss Elser, Miss Fremlin, Miss Hansen, Mr.' Knight, Mr. Neuman, the Office, and Miss Schibsby. In an assembly on Mon- day, May 3, six more homerooms were awarded flags. Homerooms receiving banners were those of Miss Albright, Miss Aitchison, Miss Brown, Mr. McKinney, Miss,Rod- gers, and Mr. Stewart. In present- ing the flag, Mr. Main stressed that in order to keep theirfflags, these rooms must keep buying bonds and stamps. BOND SALES SOAR A total of 51,970.45 worth of bonds and stamps were sold on April 15. Eighteen bonds were sold. Those buying bonds for other people were Dorothy Alice Burson, Barbara Bal- den, Velma Patterson, Betty Hardi- son, Jean Clanton, Laurabelle Jones, Eugene Hadley, Ben Klotz, Kenneth Rogers, and Inez Phillips. Those buying bonds for themselves were George Moore, Tom Nelson, Harold Morton, Ed Carter, Bonnie Maier, arid Neal Thompson. The total of bonds and stamps sold last week are valued at 33915.70 Those people who bought bonds last week were: Betty Jean Hardison, Margaret McGregor, Neal Thompson, Forest Manes, Joy Brockus, Florine Campbell, Bill Thompson, David Wright, Jr., Ed Billy Hardison, Marilyn Yvonne Rihbany, Chester Carter, Cappel, Strifler, Louis Lombard, Don Mos- Eugene Hadley, Del Lisk, bgger, Lloyd Perkins, Anna McDonald, Ruth Johnson, and Gordon Core. Those buying bonds for others were: Evelyn Hickox, Lorraine Grady, Natalie Harthorn, Velma Patterson, Peggy Mosbarger, Betty Jean Har- dison, Margaret McGregor, Del Link, Ben Klotz, and Jane Presseyf Several faculty ' members 645,156 bought bonds. H If! -I A L1 . ' f l , ti 4 "+' ix ' PAGE 2 Y g Q. .- . ' . NEWS FLASHES , ' , MAY 5, 1943 .H l Published Every Week By Studentsof FILLMORE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL , Fillmore, California Editor ,,:,.,,.,.,,,.,...,..................................,............................... ....................... C arol Young Assistant Editor ...,,' . .. ---------- Gerald MCCOOI Sports ,,A,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,, ....,................ D on Taylor Features .....,,..............,.........,......................................... ..................,... Bemice Seams -Illustrator ,,,.,,,.,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,.,.,, , .,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,.,,.., Dorothy Alice Burson Rc-porters: Leon Blythe, Ruth Clapperton, Amy Ellis, Lynn Hansen, Archie A Herndon, Mable Jackson, Virginia Kerby, Louise Knutson, Wanda McClung, Bonnie Maier, Clyde Morton, Bill Palmer, ' and Billie Ruth Rainer. Printers: George Moore, Gordon Core, Charles Harbison, Bill Hardison, Edilton .Saga When a school stages a campaign to buy a jcep in the imonth of April and, at the end oi' the month, has purchased overeight jeeps, it's pretty obvious that the school and the people in it have a kecn spirit. That is the newest achieve- ment of Fillmore High, and-an achievement each of us can view with great pride. Contributing toward the success of the campaign were Miss Alice Hansen, Betty Hardison, and Glen Mayhew, who 'rf-id charge of selling bonds and stamps, and counting and re- ording sales. i LeHe.r Is Received From Serviceman , A letter was received in the of- fice from George Hanna, graduate of '39, thanking the school for the papers he has been receiving. George Hanna is now in the Unit- ed States Navy. If Dear Sir: This is just apnote in appreciation for the school papers that I receiv- ed just recently. I look forward to getting them and enjoy them very'much. I want-to thank you and everyone who is responsible for sending them. -The last time that I received the school paper was when I was still attending machinists' 'school at San Diego. I graduated on November 13 from school with high honors, one of the very few that got the rating of second class machinist which makes me' a second class petty officer. I am very thankful for the wonderful high school train- ing that I received. It has helped very much! many times and in many ways. . Just recently I have been assigned to the Patrol Force which is station- ed at the Section Base on Treasure Island at San Francisco. At the present, I am waiting to be trans- ferred aboard ship. i , ,, Q K Sincerely, C George Hanna. Hornemaking Class Gives Demonstration Participatng in the home nurs- ing demonstration during open house on Monday, April 12, were Betty Turk, Josephine Velasquez, Rosalina Renteria, Maude Couch, and Patsy Jeff Neal. The girls dem- onstrated how to make beds with patients in them, how to make them 'without the patient, and how to take temperatures. The girls wore their white pinafores which they had made in the homemaking de- partment. This is the first time that parents have had a chance to see the home- nursing equipment set up in the homemaking department. They have two hospital beds, a dressing table. and a screen. Sophomores Give Spring Dance Lattice, flowers, and ferns made the gym into a garden for the Soph- omore Spring Dance Friday, April 16. During the intermission Mildred Pulido did two Spanish Dancesg Tony Carillo sang "You Would Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "Moonlight Mood"3 Natalie Har- thorn, Gloria Mauck and Mary Lou Elkins sangi"There Will Never Be Another You"g and Natalie, Gloria, Mary Lou, Dean Gregory and Har- old Southwick sang "Let's Bring New Glory, To Old Glory." v U - I L a Senior Play Praised For Comedy Ancl Acting Although the senior play, "Char- ley's Aunt," was given on April 15 and 17, it has not been packed away in moth balls and forgotten. Towns- people and students are still talking and chuckling over the many pre- dicaments in which Lord Fancourt Baberly, a student at Oxford, found himself in trying to impersonate Charley Wykeham's Aunt. Bill Cochran, in the title role, may well add his name to those of Sid Chaplin, Charles Ruggles and Jack Benny who have bowed over' au- diences with their portrayals of Charley's Aunt from Brazil where the nuts come from. Bill, who was a quaint figure in an Aunt's cos- tume fashioned for him by Patty Elkins and Connie Bennett, show- ed a keen understanding of his lines. Those spoken without aid of Aunt's make-up possessed a sin- cerity seldom achieved by an aina- teur. Bart Swopes and Don Mosbarger who took the parts of Jack Chesney and Charles Wykeham respectively. supplied the background for the plot. Bart's part was the heaviest in the play judged from the num- ber of lines, He had the difficult task of being on the stage during the en- tire first act. Both boys played their parts with the ease and nat- uralness which one associates with Englishmen. Jim Shiells as Colonel Sir Francis Chesney, the father of Jack, had all the dignity of one lately returned from service in India. Jim was the Beau Brummel of the play with his flowing tie, walking stick, gloves, high hat-and flower in his button- hole. .The ever present monocle was used with great dexterity. Roy Johnson, in his role of Steph- en Spettigue, neverfailed to pro- duce a laugh. His ardor for Char- ley's Aunt, whom he believed to be a millionairess, was especially well portrayed. Roy's cut-away coat, white waist coat, high hat and spats are worthy of mention. Jack Schleimer and Sidney Pey- ton adequately handled their parts as college scouts. Jack's cockney accent was one of the high lights of the play. The two young ladies, who were asked to lunch, and for whom a chaperone had to be provided, were played by Evelyn Ruth Hickox and Lois Jean Wallace. On seeing the girls one could well understand why the boys risked all in an effort to see them. Evelyn and Lois were lovely in their long dress, and wee I 6 hats which wereworn behind high pompadours. The girls brought, to the play all the freshness and charm which has been associated with the characters of Amy Spettigue and Kathleen Verdun. Char1ey's real aunt, Donna Lucia D'A1vadorez, was portrayed by Carol Young who played the part with graciousness, dignity and charm. Her handling of lines be- fore the last curtain was particular- ly effective. . N Making her entrance with the real Donna Lucia was Grace Austin in the role of Ela Delahay. Grace was very attractive, unassuming and sweet in the part. Mention should be made of Ge- neva Taylor who played the part of Maud, the parlour maid. Geneva reflected the haughtiness of her master, Mr. Spettigue. The stage setting for Charley's Aunt representing the garden out- side Jack Chesney's rooms at St. Olde's College, Oxford had all the ear-marks of a professional set. The ivy covered walls, the arches, the leaded glass windows and the flow- er borders were as .English as Eng- land herself. The setting was de- signed by Bill Cochran and con- structed under the direction .of Mr. John M. Honn. Part of the effectiveness of the setting was due to the lighting ef- fects. Credit for this belongs to Bart Swopes and Billy Walters. The latter with the assistance'of Chester Strifler made up the stage crew. The properties for the pro- duction were most ably handled by Betty Turk. She was ,assisted by Mable Jackson. The cast was fortunate in having the services of Mrs. W. A. Ross, Miss Laurette Smith, and Miss Lor- raine Walker on make-up. Jim Shiells as Sir Francis, Roy Johnson as Mr. Spettigue and Carol iYoung as Donna Luica were splendid ex- amples of the make-up artists' Skill. Charley's Aunt has the distinction of having played to the largest au- dience and .to have taken in more money than'any recent senior play. Much of the credit for this must go to Mary Lou,Danforth who handl- ed the publicity, and to Earl Hig- gins who served as business man- ager. ' The individual who deserves un- limited credit for the success of the play is Miss Beatrice Albright, di- rector of the production. Her pa- tience and skill in directing the cast was largely responsible for bring- ing its members together i.n unity and cooperation. Besides directing' rehearsals, Miss Albright supervised and worked on the stage set and costumes, ' i' PAGE 3 i - , NEWS FLASHES . - MAY 5, 1943 RUMOR HAS IT K That Roy Johnson was seen carry- ing a dress Thursday morning. I F U That Bart Swopes and Carol Young are going to put up a sign "Swopes and Young, Attomeys at Law and Rumor Has it." I C i Tlfat Buddy Pringle is as vain as some girls. He carries a mirror around in his pocket and is con- tinually looking at himself. v O l That Josephine Velasquez en- joyed playing marbles with Lewis McCool and Carl Elkins, Tuesday noon, April 6. S I l That Gordon Harrison and Bill Wallace have a great love for horses. Just ask them about a sor- rell named Rowdy. 0 l l That several members of the Jun- ior Ambulance Corps found them-- selves stranded clear over in Santa Paula one night last week when Mary Jane Fansler oouldn't get her car lights working. " University Ot Cailtornia Gives Entrance Exams For Seniors Q Seniors planning to enter the University of California at Los An- geles or the University of California at Berkeley should plan to take the entrance examination in English Saturday, May 22, 1943, from 1 to 4. Students may take the examination 110 in the Administration in Room Building of Ventura Junior College or in Royce Hall at the University of-California at Los Angeles. Each student must present a cer- tificate of identification signed by the student and by the principal stating that the student is a senior and will graduate in a month. Stu- dents without certificates will not be admitted to the examination. The fee for this examination is fifty cents., Students should pro- vide themselves with pen and ink and some scratch paper. Students who fail in the the examination and who enter the University before fulfilling the requirements must in- clude the course in Subject A in their first semesters program. A student who has failed is not allow- ed to repeat the examination. Reports of grades will be mailed to students on or before July 1. That Clyde Morton seems to have to learn how to stand up in the halls. U C U That if you see a new set of twins around school, it's Billy Ruth Rainer and Louise Knutsen dressing alike. 0 s 1 . That the Flashes this week had the services of a new reporter- Mary Jane Fansler. O O - Mr. Knight tried to think the other day. O O 0 the name her acro- batic feats on the shower curtain pipes in the girls' dressing room. ., Jane Dryden has won of "Taman's Mate" by That many of the students are going to solve the meat rationing situation by going fishing. 1 l I That "Milo" is actually working. FEATURE What do people think of you? Are you a social flop? Perhaps you can find out why. Hereis the idea of this. Say your first name begins with A-Look in the left hand column for the adjec- tive under A, ambitious. Then, if your last name begins with F, you find that you are an ambitious flirt. Ambitious-Athlete Beautiful-Bum Corny-Cutup Dumb--Dope Empty-headed-Egg Flippant-Flirt Goofy-Goon ' Happy-Half-wit Ignorant-Idiot Jovial-Jerk Katty--Kweer Loud-Loon Madcap-Moron Noisy-Nitwit Odd-Oakhead Popular-Pest Quick-Quack Rude-Romeo Stupid-Sap Terrific-Tattler Unlucky-Upstart Vivacious-Villian Worldly-Wolf fees? X-are you kidding? Young-Yahoo Zealous-Zo-and-Zo Copa clue Gro ---- Girls? League Dance The most popular music by Name Bands 20:00 to 23:30 Saturday, lVlay15, Girls' League Presents Radio Program ln Assembly Senior and Junior High "girls onlyf' enjoyed a Girls' League As- sembly Thurs'ay, April 29. The program was presented as a radio program over station S. M. E. L. of the P. U. Network. Those participating in the pro- gram were: Virginia Morris, strip- teaser, Inez Phillips, singing "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and "Murder He Says"g Gloria Mauck vocalizing on "Brazil", accompanied on gourds by Bonnie Maier: Eve- lyn Hickox and Natalie Harthorn performing a ballet danceg Anita .Elkins playing a piano solog Basima Simmons, Hester Doole, and Ida Mae McDonald singing "For Me and My Gal"g Elaine Smith playing two piano solos, and Katie Elkins playing some boogie-Woogie on the piano, Dorothy Alice Burson presented an accordion number and a comical piano solo. Lois Jean Wallace, dres- sed as "the seven-year-old Shirley Temple of the airways" performed a tap-dance. Patty Huddleston was announcer for the program, with Patty Nelson acting as mistress of ceremonies. Maxine Eastburn was prop-man with "applause" and "quiet" signs. Lois Jean Wallace and Virginia Morris wrote the scrip for the pro- gram. Margaret McGregor and Anne Lidamore were in charge of the spot-light. Velma Patterson, Bonnie Maier, Billy Walters, and Bill Hardison as- sisted as stage helpers. Elaine Smith was in charge of the talent. A short Girls' League business meeting was held after the pro- gram. Evelyn Hickox, president, presided. Lois Jean Wallace read the minutes of the last meeting and Jane Pressey made the treasurer's report . With .money collected after the meeting, the girls finished buying a bond. Classified Ads For Sale: Slightly used refrig- erator dish covers which can be used for bathing caps. See Basima Simmons. Found: Loads of school spirit tucked away in the heart of every F. U. H. S. student. Recently dis- played during jeep drive. Special Notice: ,From this day forth, I will no longer write other people's book reports. Signed: Nat- alie Harthorn. To Let: One good physics experi- I Fillmore Victory Corps Receives Suggestions A letter was received by the Fill- more High School from Staff Ser- geant Allen C. Hardison, a 1939 Fill- more graduate. He is stationed at the Roswell Army Flying School at Roswell, New Mexico. He is interested in the Victory Corps and has some suggestions to offer the Fillmore division. "I believe your objective is to get the boys ready for service. They should be subjected to a military routine. They should learn not only to take orders, but to give them. If we are good soldiers, we get chevrons and pay increases. These kids should get some sort of insigna showing their relative rank. When they are taking their train- ing, one hour per day or week or whatever it is, that time should be spent acting like soldiers. It wouldn't be fun, or glamorous, but it is excellent training. The fel- lows learn to keep their shoes shin- ed, pants and shirts clean and pres- sed, hair combed and cut. Pride in personal appearance -is certainly something. The boys should be neat at home, too, with the bed made and tightly, clothes careful- ly hung, etc. Teach them to standup straight, and teach them when called to 'at- tention' to stay at attention and teach them neatness in everything. Those are basic fundamentals. They are as important in civil life as in the service. One. important item, I' neglected, is respect for superiors-very im- portant in the Army. We respect those stripes, because they are earn- ed through merit, not how much money your father has. - Learn to take it no matter what it is. Gripe all you Want, but don't complain. '1"here's a differ- ence, mostly in attitude, between the two. ' And last, but not in any respect least, follow orders, no matter how silly they seem. There are several reasons for this advice. It's good training. Y'ou'll be respected if you carry them out quickly, efficiently, and in- good spirit." I ment, slightly crumpled, but with grade of A plainly visible. For fur- ther details see Jim Shiells. Will Buy: A Calculating Machine. See third period trig class. ' Lost: One Uhi Theta pin. Initials "J. S." plase return to Virginia Morris. A Wanted: Some new moron jokes. 1- Stolen: One English book' belong- ing to Jean Grafft. Culprit believed to be Virginia Kerby. tPlease 'don't return itl. . 4 5 1 . I PAGE 4 NEWS FLASHES MAY 5, 1943 On The Sports Front The combined forces of the Sen- iors and Freshmen'defeated the ,Juniors and Sophomores in the re- layucarnival, April 16, 63-35. '50 yd.f dash-lst. Gage, 2nd. Tay' lor, 3rd. Holley: Time-5.8 sec. 100 yd. dash-lst. Gage, 2nd Stock- er, 3rd. Duckett: Time-11.1 sec. 220 yd. dash--lst. Peyton, 2nd- Stocker, 3rd. Lisk: Time-26.2 sec. 330 yd. dash-lst. Jim Schleimer, 2nd. Garcia, 3rd. Warren: Time-46.8 sec. 440 yd. dash--lst. Reyes, 21161. Wileman, 3rd, Tucker: Time-122.8 sec. 660 yd. dash-lst. Morton, 2nd Tucker: Time-2101.5 sec. 440 yd. relay-lst. ffffage, TaY10Y- Peyton, Lisklz Time- 50 sec. 2nd, CStocker, Holley, Basolo, Walshl. 3rd. CSamples,' Perez, Schleimer, Wilemanl. " Medley Relay-lst. CReyes, Pey- ton, Duckett, Brodersenlx Time-3112 sec. 2nd, CKlotz, Palmer, Morton, Basolol. Shuttle Hurdles-lst. fDuckett, Strifler, Schleimer, Reyes, Wahl. Sampleslz Time- 2nd, CGregory, Holley, Harbison, Turk, Morton, Garcial. 880 yd. relay-lst. CGage, Tayl0Y'. Strifler, Romerobz Time-1143.5 sec. 2nd. fWalsh, Palmer, Klotz, Stock- erl. 3rd, tWarren, Gregory, Holley, Turkl. The junior high fellows are now receiving letter points for a four inch, chenille 'F", with a small shields as a background. The fel- lows are earning their letter points in boxing, wrestling, basketball, and baseball. The junior high will have a separate intramural ball league this year. The most outstanding junior, high athlete fthe athlete who received the most'pointsJ will be given a small cup at the athletic banquet, where the other fellows will also receive their small letters. Carol Young V'fins , Scholarship At Redlands Carol Young, editor of the News Flashes, was awarded a four year honor scholarship to the University of Redlands on April 10, when that college held its annual University Day on the campus. - Carol won the scholarship as the result of an examination in which she competed with approximately one hundred other students. The Fillmore senior will be the second memberof the Young family to attend the University of Red- lands. Milton Young, her brother, graduated from the university last spring. it Four Legan Boys ln Armed Forces Representing the Walker Legan family in the armed forces are the four Legan boys, Sammy, Kenneth, William, and Lyle. Technical Sergeant Sam Legan has been in the Army for almost two years, and is stationed some- where in the South Pacific. Stationed in Washington is Cor- poral Kenneth Legan, who has been in the Army for three years Since joining the Army last June, William Legan has been made a Corporal, and is at the present time stationed at Camp Rucker, Ala- bama. Private Lyle Legan joined the Army about two weeks ago, and is on his way for some training camp in the East. Three of their sisters are enroll- ed in Fillmore high school. They are Connie Bennett, seniorg Patricia Legan, sophomore, and Naomi Le- gan, who is in the eighth grade. -.l. ... High School Education Voted As Necessary By Students Do you think a high school educa- tion is necessary? Do you regard your teacher as a type of dictator? What do you want to get out of high school? These were a few of the questions which were asked of a representative group in F. U. H. S., in an effort to discover what the average Fillmore student thinks of education, and of our school. All of the students agreed that a high school education is necessary to develop personality and to pre- pare for a job. Also, 100011 of them are sure they will use the material they have learned in high school, after they graduate. Among the subjects which they think will be of most value to them, English and Mathematics rank highest with Commercial subjects, Social Studies, Homemaking and Physical Educa- tion also listed. Concerning grades, 9896 of the students think that their grades are fair, and all of them be- lieve it is more important to learn things than to get good grades. Also, all of them think that improving personality is just as important as getting good grades. The students declared unanimously that they re- gard teachers, not as dictators, but as someone trying to help them, and list sense of humor, friendliness, helpfulness and the ability to keep a class orderly as qualities most liked in teachers. Our school has improved in the last year, according to the vote, and all think that our school rates tops among the others of the county. Suggestions to boost school spirit were cooperation of students, more student assemblies, better dances, and more interest in inter-class ath- letics. Ili Victory Crossword Puzzle b VICTORY " --I as . xg, . .1A-.. ls O DS lil l 11 18 1 15 ll ET-"- H. .ni is Ii. 39 mi.. 51 ss .V . 1 Y Y , V l V Horizontal Vertical 1. A War Savings .................. hcosts. i as little as a dime. 'Buy 1ots'. 1- Declare- 6. Part of a flower. 11. Dispute. 12. Pass into use. 13. War Savings Bonds ........,,...... 2.993 interest. 14. Irishman. 15. Ocean. 16. Baseball Official: Colloq. 17. Indefinite one. Avoid Axis Bondage by buying War Savings Bonds. 19. 23. 25. Youth. 27. Cooking device. Anger. Foot-pound: abbr. 28. 29. Imitated. 31. Be in debt to. 32. All over again. 33. The Government will .................... War Savings Bonds in ten years. 35. Gives courage to. What War Savings Bonds are printed with. 37. 38. Born. 39. Curve. 41. Receded. 45. Health resort. 48. Help ................ the Axis by buying War Savings Bonds and Stamps. 50. Antique. 51. Famous English school. 52. Tardy. 53. 54. Drinking cup. Lease. 55. Adam's garden.. 56. Honey Gatherer. 57. Augments. f., M V ir A 43. 49. 2. Prefix meaning three. 3. Eras. 4. Famous Missouri animals. 5. Foot levers. 6 . . For a .................... investment, buy War Savings Bonds. 7. To help defeat the ........,..,,,, ,, ,,,,,,, collect scrap and buy War Stamps. 8. Soft part of fruit. 9. Skill. 10. The: French. 17. Wing-like. Back of the neck. 18. 20. Very small particle. 21. 22. 23. Solemn pledge. Tied. Keep America .,.,,,,,,,,,,,,, I Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps. 24. Church seats. Consecrate. Every three dollars ....... Z War Savings Bonds will grow to four at maturity. l Lair. 32. War Savings Bonds ....... .. ....... the best investment in the world. 26. 28. 30. 34. Piece out. 36. Finish. 39. Competent. 40. Persued. 42. Aviator's "egg", Color of a 50c War Savings Stampg Buy them to make Hitler and Hirohito the same! 44. Margin. 46. Small lake. 47. Insects often found at picnics. Per cent of income that we should put into War Savings Bonds and Stamps. 51. Epoch. Class Will WILLIAM ADAMS, leave my printing technique to Bill Hardison. MARJORIE ALCOCK, leave for a long visit with my sister, Miriam. GRACE AUSTIN, leave my ability to install a zipper to Irene Ratliff. HARLAN BARTO-N, leave for Uncle Sam's Army. CONNIE LEGAN BENNETT, leave my athletic ability to my sister Naomi. JACK BROWN, leave with a record "non-attendance" record behind me. RED BROWN, leave "Herman" to the student body. RALPH CABALLERO, leave my basketball skill to brother Elias. HELEN CARRILLO, leave my ability to win a varsity sweater to Erma Pitts. RUTH CLAPPERTON. leave my orange packing championship to Eva Davis. BILL COCHRAN, leave my uncensored remarks to Audrey Spangler. MARY LOU DANFORTH, leave my tardy slips to Eleanor Burroughs. BERNARD DE FEVER, leave Inez to no one. PATTY ELKINS. leave my place as Junior Lifesaver to Bonnie Maier. DICK GAGAE. leave my jovial disposition to Eugene Wren. BETTY HARDISON, leave my rating as No. 1 Cowgirl to Jane Dryden. HAROLD HAYNES. leave school for "Anchors Aweighf' EARL HIGGINS. leave my nickname "Spud" to Billy Walsh to use legally. EVELYN HICKOX, leave "Beulah Mae" to Miss Harajian. NATALIE HOQLTS, leave school for banking. MABLE JACKSON. leave in my maroon coupe. ROY JOHNSON, leave my place as saxophone player in the orchestra to Buck Basolo. BEATRICE KING. leave school for domesticity. LOUISE KNUTSEN, leave my quiet ways to Wanda Basolo. MAMMIE LACKEY, leave my eye for shooting baskets to Veda Vest. FLOYD LEGAN. leave the bookkeeping class to the girls. DEL LISK. leave the F. F. A. to Bill Campbell. MARGARET MAXWELL. leave my place as Fillmore's No. 1 Redhead to Virginia Morris. EUGENE MILUM. leave my rating among the sophomore girls to James tSmittyJ Smith. THEODORA MORAGA. leave my big brown eyes to the No. l Freshman k Vamp. JEANNE MORGAN. leave my make-up art to Ruth Johnson. DON MOSBARGER. leave my answer books to next year's Trig class. PHYLLIS MOSBARGER, leave my little white Union suit to my suc- cessor. JOHN MUNOZ. leave my baseball ability to Clyde Morton. VERA LEE NEWSUM, leave my driving talent to Marjorie Hansen. DICK PATTERSON, leave to help Uncle Sam. MADGE BOATRIGHT PIERCE, leave for home life. SIDNEY PEYTON, leave my knowledge of nature-lore to Mr. Honn's Biology Class. ROBERT PYLE. leave my "punctuality" to Richie. BILLSE RUTH RAINER, leave my title of having the most misspelled name in school to Lucile Brodersen. ISABEL RAMIREZ, leave Connie Rodriquez without a constant com- panion. ' ROSALINA RENTERIA, leave my Winsome smile to June Barden. PANSY ROGERS, leave my flowerlike name to Rosie Rihbany. ALFONSO ROMERO, leave Bobby without his efficient helper. HEMETERIO ROMERO, leave my boxing ability to Bill Palmer. ROBERT SAMPLES, leave my bass voice to Gloria Mauck. JACK SCHLEIMER. leave my British accent to Agapito Carrillo. ROSALIE SHERE, leave my classical music to Katie Elkins. JIMMY SHIELLS. leave my title of "brain truster" to Tommy Nelson. CHET STRIFLER. leave my speed at running the obstacle course to Chuck Eastburn. BART SWOPES. leave my corny jokes, loony cartoons, and petitions to anyone whom Miss Smith can stand. DON TAYLOR, leave my all-around athletic skill to Bernard Holley. GENEVA TAYLOR. leave my ability to plan Tri-Y teas to Pauline Herndon. KATHRYN TAYLOR, leave my financial calculations to next year's student body treasurer. WALLACE TAYLOR. leave my knowledge of history to Bismark Basolo. NEAL THOMPSON, leave my ability to hit the bull's eye to Vernon James. FRANCES TROUT. leave my skill at speedball to Genelle McFadden. BETTY TURK, leave my nursing ability to Maude Couch. MARY VAN DEVENTER, leave my librarianship to Gordon Core. LOIS JEAN WALLACE. leave my skill at flirting to Carol Howard. BILLY WALTERS. leave my paper route to William Thayer. TOM WILEMAN, leave the school without a Wileman for the first time in many years. CAROL YOUNG. leave the editorship of "News Flashes" to anyone who can stand the strain. l + I , L ' IT' . , ff, ii' I f f 1 I i . xt 1 Acknowledgement tk ,L If 1 3. V' 'E A K 1 1, I J I Aj! uf J ' O44 -14-41 " LINOTYPING: , HL S' 1- Elmer Bentley, Fillmore Herani. , -ff. ' ji. 'Mtn 'Q I 4, 7 V ' ' . 1 h ENGRAVING. 1 J J 1 Q' Los Angeles .Engraving Company. PHOTOGRAPHY: Mr. W. A. 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