Florence Union High School - Saguaro Yearbook (Florence, AZ)

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u r bA6UAXO mm i941 o r rtV - r? published Cr V - " " ' ! " -i Wte» ' The Annual Staff Florence, Arizona • FLORENCE UNION HIGH SCHOOL J8 , ' . ' NT 1 V.r;V Gymnasium Santa Claus made the students of the Florence Union High School very happy this year by presenting them with a newly constructed gymnasium that cost approximately $60,000. This gymnasium, which was constructed by V, r . P. A. labor, is truly a magnificent edifice, being 27 feet high, 100 feet wide and 115 feet long. The construction of the gymnasium was started July 10,1939 and finally completed on January 10, 1941, after several delays. The dedication took place on Friday evening, January 10, 1941 at 7:30 P. M. with the following program; Invocation .Rev, Lambreth E. Hancock " America " Audience Presentation of Guests Ronald J. Ellis Music Mexican String Orchestra Sponsored by W. P. A. Presentation of Building to Board of Education W. J. Jamison. .State Administrator of W. P. A. Acceptance of Building Ronald J. Ellis Music Mexican String Orchestra Dedication, .. ...E. D. Ring State Superintendent of Public Instruction Remarks J. J. Bugg -:■■ • • ♦4«» r ' , :k£ . $ ' ■ K ■-JT • --: ... . Table of Contents £; - B K 1 S Administration y TMLETr c v_ M u s ) r Organization ACTJVJTJE s U r " riA ' J ' Ati " - ' ■ i :•■•■•••;■■.■:■:■.■ ' ■.■ ' sgngp: mm 4 ' .. i ' v!ff S y T in- - m s . r j n D r-) r fbxHV OXD The sixteenth issue of the Saguaro is now in your hands. We have tried to paint a picture of joyous high school days which may bring to you pleasant memories in the years, both far and near. The Saguaro Staff presents this record to you, for you and of you. May these happy memories last forever. Recent events have focused our attention to a world filled with hate and selfishness. The appar- ent accomplishments of the doctrine of hate and broken promises to the laymen is astonishing and alarming . To us who are learning the way of life in a representative democracy, the doctrine of force should have no influence, in fact, the totalitar- ian philosophy should spur us on to a greater realization of our way of life, in order that fu- ture generations will be certain to find the right way of living. Our formal school days should be the time and place for a rededication of our life to a philos- ophy of government that is based on justice, tol- erance, freedom of speech, and the right to wor- ship God according to the dictates of our con- science. 7 C J £e x__ r D EDICAflOM We dedicate this sixteenth issue of the Saguaro to the Seniors who are willing to face the future with courage since they have attained a greater understanding of life ' s problems through their four years of high school. We hope this annual will be symbolic of the school life and memories of things left behind. St-st fi m •■•■v. ■.•••.■..•.v.-.v. X s ' ■ -» — — — A D M r J ( Board of education R. J, Ellis, President F. A. Griffin, Clerk A. J. Christensen J. H. Zelleweger D. J. Bryce Although we come in contact with the school board only through the faculty, we realize the important part they play in making our insti- tution a better place to attend. We wish to take this means of expressing our appreciation to them for the many improvements that are continually being made, and we only hope that their efforts spent for us will be returned through the success of the students of Florence Union High. N MeMOXIAM A. J. CHRISTENSEN These hearts were woven of human joys and cares, Washed marvelously with sorrow, swift to mirth; The years had given them kindness. Dawn was theirs, And sunset, and the colors of the earth. These had seen movement, and heard music; known Slumber and waking; loved; gone proudly friended; Felt the quick stir of wonder; sat alone; Touched flowers and furs and cheeks. All this is ended. There are waters blown by changing winds to laughter And lit by the right skies, all day. And after, Frost, with a gesture, stays the waves that dance, And wandering loveliness. He leaves a white Unbroken glory, a gathered radiance, A width, a shining peace, under the night. Rupert Brooke Fa CULTY TOP ROW Glen Dean Burgess Louise A. Buehler J. Houston Allen Beulah Ruth Twist Merle R. Ross BOTTOM ROW C. W. Caywood 0. M. Phillips N. A. Randall P. B. Hauskens R. W. Curry Mary Knight, Secretary Faculty MR. J. HOUSTON ALLEN Superintendent of Florence High School Trinity University, Dallas Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, M. A. Problems of Democracy MISS GLEN DEAN BURGESS Nebraska State College, A. B. Stanford University, M. A. English II, III, IV, Speech, Journalism MISS LOUISE A. BUEHLER Iowa State College, B. S. Biology, Home Economics I, II MR. C. W. CAYWOOD Arizona State Teachers ' College, Tempe, B. S., M. A. Civics, General Mathematics, Coach MISS BEULAH RUTH TWIST Whitewater State Teachers ' College, Wisconsin, B. S. University of Southern California, B. A., M. A. Typing, Bookkeeping, Shorthand MISS MERLE ROSS Kansas State College, Manhatten, Kansas, B. S. U. S. World History, English I, II, Girls ' P. E. MR. N. A. RANDALL Arizona State Teachers ' College, Flagstaff Mathematics, Band, Orchestra, Glee Club MR. R. U. CURRY University of Arizona, Tucson, B. A, Spanish I, II, Chemistry, History, English II MR. 0. M. PHILLIPS East Texas State Teachers ' College, Texas, B. S. Arizona State Teachers ' College, Tempe, B. A. Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, Texas, M. S, Physics, Agriculture MR. P. B. HAUSKENS Arizona State Teachers ' College Tempe, B, A. Shop, Algebra I, General Science r ) r ) r r r R r s r M r; SH i£j x President J« B. Brown Vj.ce-President John Baker Secretary-Treasurer Pansy Balcom Boy Representative Y illiam Dunn Girl Representative Francis Borree Sponsors Miss Merle Ross Mr. P. B. Hauskens On the opening day of school the freshmen class was as bewil- dered as any " freshie " group before them, but they quickly became acquainted and soon were a necessary part of the school activities. On September thirteenth, the freshmen cheerfully followed the tradition of painting the " F " . That evening the student body wel- comed them socially at the Freshmen Reception. During the year the freshmen have contributed their talents and abilities to the various school activities and to the athletic de- partment. The majority of freshmen girls are musically inclined and their talents were displayed at one of the Girls ' League meetings during the year. A number of the freshmen boys were initiated into the F. F. A. and the club has profited by their presence. • The willingness and cooperative spirit of this freshmen class has truly benefited the school. r- r, £5rljVI£N FIRST ROW Betty Shirley, Ludd Payne, Curtis Ashcraft, Ramon Miranda, Dan Powers Lupe Romo, Joe Espinoza, Louie Van Haren, Gilbert Castello. SECOND ROW Jimmy Avenenti, Joe Padilla, Roy Lopez. THIRD ROW Ruth Daniels, Aliene Rucker, Francis Glenn, Marcella Knight, Theresa Ortega, Lillie Yates, Georgia Mae Ready, FOURTH ROW Patsy Cleveland, Geneva Robinson, La Voice McGee, Edna Marrow, Virginia Lopez, Isaura Rodriguez, Irene Walker, Paul Borree. FIFTH ROW Everett Morin, James McCollum, Palmer Cooper, David Stonehocker, Glenn Looper, Betty Jimenez, Lucille Douglas, Billy Ruth Robinson, Dorothy Blanton, Johnnie Payne, Myrtle Reynolds, Pansy Balcom, Violet Balcom, Betty Cartwright. SIXTH ROW Loren Pratt, William Dunn, Francis Borree, Martha Cochran, Goldie Taylor, Betty Robinson, Eva Sue Bugg, Bessie Robinson, Lona Young, Elsie Lauridson. SEVENTH ROW Lawerence Johnson, Eugene Holland, Clifford Melburn, Charles Smith, Robert Encinas, Bobby Herrera, Delbert Lewis, Dave Craig, John Baker. r o p H O o R r r SOfrlOMOX r r Cu President Freddy Griffin Vice-President Beulah Bryce Secretary-Treasurer Elmeretta Naf ziger Boy Representative John Mathews Girl Representative.. .First Semester. .. .Johnnie Jean Dixon Second Semester Gennette Ebeling Sponsors Miss Beulah Ruth Twist Mr. 0. S. Phillips The sophomore class began the year ' s activities by providing the freshmen with lime and the privilege of painting the " F " . They found that watching someone else paint it was a reward for their efforts of last year. During the year, the sophomores have been well represented on the athletic field, and the F. F. A. The girls took charge of the March Girls ' League Assembly. The Annual Sophomore Dance held on March 14 was a very enjoy- able and memorable one. The Sophomores have always been a class with school spirit, at- tempting at all times to do their part in making school activities successful. c DO?HOjMOX£ s FIRST ROW Buford Arney, Fernando Lopez, Henry Contreras, Manuel Herrera, Calvin Rose, J, L. Cooper. SECOND ROW Alex Wolven, Gabe Gonzales, Kay Luster, Bob Saunders, David Hall, Bob Graham, Robert Johnson, THIRD ROW Elmeretta Nafziger, Sybil Fleming, Lola Harris, Melba Murray, Oralia Rodriguez, Mary Arvizu, Edna Davis, Mary Louise Chisholm, Alice Garcia, Lois Hammock, Edilia Padilla, FOURTH ROW Evelyn Gattinger, Beulah Bryce, Oleta Gill, Delmarie Cooper, Louise Lewis, Carmen Estrada, Anita Padilla, Edith Brunenkant, Fay Dean Samuels, Susie Avenenti, Enedina Rodriguez. FIFTH ROW Bert Ortega, Pete Martinez, Charles Brown, Paul Feliz, Peter Feliz, Frank Leon, John Mathews, Freddy Griffin, Lester Johnson. Sv r J R r . ■ w President Wayne Goodman Vice-President Cesaria Bustamente Secretary-Treasurer Sybil Prock Boy Representative John Trammell Girl Representative Nancy Beatty Sponsors Miss Louise Buehler Mr. N. A. Randall ■ •» The junior class began the school year by getting used to the idea of being " upper " classmen. They decided that it was a good feeling to have and started then and there to make progress. The junior girls went into business this year selling candy to the sports fans. They were right on the job at every home game and the class treasury grew with the utmost rapidity. Many of the junior boys went out for athletics and made fine players. The juniors were also well represented in the music de- partment . On Junior Kid Day, the junior class came to school looking like kindergartners to the delight of the student body. They displayed fine sportsmanship by cheerfully accepting the punishment inflicted upon them. Some of the juniors displayed their dramatic talents by taking part in the annual Junior Play, " Everybody Works But Father " , which was a big success. It was enjoyed by all who attended it. The high light of the year was the Junior-Senior prom, which was made possible by the junior class. All efforts the class had made to finance the prom were rewarded by its success. The juniors have never lacked school spirit and they are always willing to- cooperate with the school. " t " 7 " V MM JiJMIOK s FIRST ROW Fernando Feliz, John Trammell, Juaquin Moraga, Fred Johnson, Joe Bracamonte, Raul Mariscal, Merle Yount, Jerry Y. ' alker, Edith Jenkins, Margaret Shirley, Robert Moore. SECOND rot; Frank Ruiz, Raymond Arballo, Janice Reed, Mary Chappel, Polly John- son, 7. ' ayne Goodman, Betty Jane Morgan, Vesta Adams, Sybil Prock, Lloyd Basteen, Gloria Pratt, Lottie Dell Robinson, Rayford Bonner, Archie Edge. THIRD ROT; Henry Espinoza, Lionel Bernal, George Feliz, Dolores Hernandez, Julia Baca, Nancy Beatty, Kathleen Stringer, Alice Brady, Mary Bugg, Barbara Brady, Catherine Rankin, Sophia Rodriquez,Cesaria Bustamente. ). ' r r R r ROSEMARY TIDWELL " Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we may die ' " Glee Club 1; Gopher 1, 3, 4j Saguaro 2, 3, A; Major- ette 3, 4; " Wary Ape " 3j Girls ' League Council 3j Secretary of Student Body 4. BILLY SWEARENGIN " He leaves great footprints in the sands of time, " Glee Club 1; F. F. A. 2; Saguaro 2, 3, 4; Gopher 2, 3, 4; Football 3; " Wary Ape " 3; Secretary of Student Body 4. L. EVELYN LA ZEAR " To know her is to love her. " Girls ' League Council lj Saguaro 1, 2, 3, 4; Class President 2; Glee Club 2j Gopher 1, 2, 3, 4; " Wary Ape " 3. R. S. DIXON " Give a man a horse he can ride. " F. F. A. 2 j Class Secretary 3; Football 3, 4; Bas- ketball 3 4; " Wary Ape " 3. - . jyt i £y nY LOLLIE ROBINSON " Work first and rest later. " Transferred from California 4. L_ LYDIA PADILLA " A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men. " Saguaro 4j Class Secretary 4; Gopher 4; Glee Club Z } 3. S 5u - LEO BROWN " Wisdom is better than Rubies. " Transferred from Casa Grande 4. BETTY LEE WARD " She smiled and all the world was gay. " Transferred from Coolidge 3. Majorette 3; Saguaro 3,4; Gopher 3, 4; " Wary Ape " 3; Oratorical Contest 3; " Auntie ' s Money " 4. FRED SANDS " He undertakes without rashness and performs without fear . " Transferred from Illinois 2. Baseball 2, 3,4j Saguaro 2, 3, 4; Class President ' 3; Librarian 3; " Wary Ape " Sj Gopher 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4 j " Auntie ' s Money " 4. DORIS FREEMAN " She aims a mile beyond the moon. " Student Council 2; Glee Club 1, 2; Band 2, 3j Girls ' League Council 3j Saguaro 2, Z, 4; Orchestra 3, 4; Gopher 3, Editor Second Semester 4, J LUCILLE STEVENSON " All ' s right with the world " Transferred from California 4. i LINDORFO MARISCAL " He is never less at leisure than when at leisure. " Football 1, 2, 3, 4j Glee Club 1; Saguaro 4; Basket- ball 3, 4 j Baseball 3, 4j " Wary Ape " 3. ELEANOR SOMOZA " Jolly in disposition and loyal in friendship. " Glee Club 1, 2, 3j Gopher 3, 4; Girls ' League Coun- cil Member 4. KENNETH GAY " All things come round to him who will but wait. " Transferred from Mesa 2. F. F. A. 2j Football 3j " Auntie ' s Money " 4. RUTH MATTHEWS " Better to be small and shine than great and cast a shadow. " Glee Club 1, 2; Saguaro 2; Gopher 2; Librarian 4; Vice President Girls ' . League 4. ELEANOR VAN HAREN " And none has she offended. " Gopher 4; Glee Club 1, Z, 3; Saguaro 4. ' MP TONY RAMIREZ " They who say the least sometimes know the most. " Baseball 1, Z, 4; Football Z, 3; Basketball 3. HERMENIA WOLVEN " Speech is great but silence is greater. " Glee Club Z, 3; Librarian 3, 4. RUDY HOESCHULTE " How sweet are looks that ladies bend on whom their favors fall. " F. F. A. 1, 2; Band 3; Gopher 3, A; Saguaro 3, 4j " Wary Ape " 3; Class Vice-President 4. terctT ujfci. PRESTON WINN " He gets through too late who goes too fast. " Glee Club 2; " Wary Ape " 3. ANNIE PYEATT " Sincerity is the keynote to knowledge. " Glee Club 1, 2, 3j Gopher 4; Saguaro 4. CHESTER MORIN " Even though vanquished, he could argue still. " Oratorical Contest 4; Glee Club Z; Band 2} Orchestra lj 2, 3; Gophe? Z; Saguaro 4; " Auntie +s Money " 4. v CARMEN MONTANO " To strive, to seek, to find but not to yield, " Glee Club 1, 2, 3j Saguaro 2, 4j Librarian 3j Gopher 3, 4 j " Auntie ' s Money " 4. ARTHUR BRADY " A youth to fortune and to fame unknown. " F. F. A. 1, 2; Class Vice President 2. f. L- ELODIA PADILLA " I only speak right on. " Glee Club 2; Gopher 4j Librarian 4; Saguaro 4; Girls ' League Council 4. BOB COCHRAN • .-. .-:»• . " There be one of them who leaves a name behind him. " Band 1, Z, 3; F. F. A. 1, 2; Football Z, 3, 4; Bas- ketball Z, Z, 4; Class Vice President 3; Saguaro a; " Wary Ape " 3; Orchestra 4; Student Body President 4. " 71 [gll DORABEL DIFFIN " It ' s love that makes the world go around. My, fast it ' s spinning I " how Student Council Member Z, 4; Glee Club 1; Saguaro 1, Z, 3, 4j Gopher 1, Z, 3, 4; Secretary Treasurer of Class 2 j Queen ' s Attendant 2; Secretary of Girls ' League 3j Majorette 3, 4j Librarian 4; " Wary Ape " 3j Fulbright Award Winner 3; State Fidac Winner Z; " Auntie ' s Money " 4 . DALE EDWARDS " A good heart is better than all the heads in the world. " Transferred from Globe 2, Gopher 3j Orchestra 3. r l_ LA VERNE PROCK " A true friend who is forever a friend. " Glee Club 1, Z; Saguaro Z, 3, Editor 4; Gopher 2, 3, Editor First Semester 4; Librarian 4; Student Coun- cil 3; Oratorical Contest 4; Girls ' League President 4; Girls ' League Council Member 3. WARREN SCHEWEL " Thy heart is big to love so many J " Glee Club lj Football 2, 3, 4; Basketball Z, 3, 4j Band Z, 3j F. F. A. 2; Saguaro Z, 3, A-, Orchestra Z, 3, 4; Gopher Z, 3; Student Council 3; " Wary Ape " 3, Class President 4j " Auntie ' s Money " 4. r I STOIC As freshmen, the class started the ' high school year " by paint-, ing the " F " . They furnished all the work, the refreshments, and even the hearts at the Valentine Party. The freshmen enjoyed a delight- ful reception given by the sophomores. The class of ' 41 was very helpful as sophomores. They provided the freshmen with lime, persuasion, and advice to paint the " F " . As juniors, they presented a three-act comedy, " The Wary Ape " , which was enjoyed by all. On Kid Day the juniors looked and acted natural in their childish garments. They all seemed perfectly at ease as all dignity was cast aside. The Pirate theme of the prom proved very successful, and it was termed the biggest and best event given in years. During the senior year the class has shown sportsmanship and cooperation with each other and the rest of the school. They treat- ed the juniors as kids and ditched school tohave an outing at Sabiao Canyon. The senior play, " Auntie ' s Money " , was a great climax to the year ' s activities. The juniors gave them a very enjoyable prom. Baccalaureate and Commencement brought back all the pleasant memories of the past years. They have enjoyed being seniors because they have learned to knovf and understand each other better. As a class they are proud that the school could call and depend on them for any occasion. They have been loyal to their school in every way possible, and hope they have set an example for the oncoming classes, who will miss them. The Senior class of ' 41 vail miss all their Florence Union High School friends, including each class member and the faculty. c r v SfNIOK DAT NAME TRUE TO AMBITION FAVORITE PASTIME Arthur Brady Betty T. To be a Mining Engineer Pestering girls Leo Brown Miss Burgess To be an Aeronauts Engineer .cal Playing the guitar Bobby Cochran Bobby To be an Agricul- ture Teacher Meditating Dorabel Diffin " Chuck " To go to Washing- ton D. C. Wishing R. S. Dixon " Whit " To be a champion cowboy Drinking soda pop Dale Edwards Dora To marry Dora Being with Dora Doris Freeman Rhythm To get a college education Dancing alone Kenneth Gay Chemistry To join Marines Vulcanizing rubber Rudy Hoeschulte Brunettes To capture a red- head Flirting with blondes Evelyn La Zear Charles W. To be an Air Hostess Running around Ruth Matthews You guess To be a Nurse Fighting Lindy Mariscal Annie To be an All- round Cowboy Sports Carmen Montano Her " daddy " To be a Steno- grapher Doing the rhumba Chester Morin Yehudi To be a Morti- cian Asking questions Lydia Padilla Her dog To be a Doctor Reading La Verne Prock " Dicky Bird " To be a Doctor ' s Stenographer Roller skating Tony Rameriz F. U. H. S. To be a Million- aire Gossiping Lollie Robinson " Buddy " To keep " Buddy " Hiking Fred Sands His guns To be a Lawyer Wasting time Warren Schewel Senior Class To succeed Talking to the girls Lucille Stevenson Fay Dean To travel Having dates Billy Swearengin His bicycle To own a garage Taking cars apart Eleanor Somoza Herself, and yet? To be an Air Hostess Day dreaming Rosemary Tidwell " Gat " To be an Aviatrix Making noise Eleanor Van Haren Bobby A. To be a Nurse Dancing Betty Lee Ward Miss Twist To gain achieve- ment Having fun Preston Winn Everybody To graduate Sleeping Hermenia Wolven Her work To travel Reading Annie Pyeatt " Lindy " To be a Steno- grapher Horseback Riding Elodia Padilla Army To get her man Flirting o The Semi ok V We, the seniors, feel our work here is done. We ' ve had four happy years of study and fun, And hoping you think of us some time, We leave to you our descriptions in rhyme. Arthur Brady with his dimpled cheeks Is one of the numerous senior shieks; Our own class president, Warren Schewel, Is well liked by everyone in the school. The always dependable " Evie " La Zear, On the road to success will surely go far. Rosemary Tidwell with her chatter and spark Makes all those about her feel life is a lark. Dorabel Diffin with her lovely brown eyes, At winning the boys would take the prize. Doris Freeman, whose ways are so winning, Excels in typing, in rhythm and singing. Bob Cochran, the fellow with curly black hair, Is a student body prexy with ability rare. Fred Sands uses words we don ' t understand, But for knowing their meaning we give him a hand. As a Girls ' League President, La Verne is swell, Everything that she does is always done well. Ruth Matthews, the owner of lovely blonde hair, Is always in class without worry or care. The neat and well-groomed Leo Brown, In the future is sure to gain fame and renown. Rudy Hoeschulte, the cock of the walk, Spreads fun about him with humorous talk. Then there is also Kenneth Gay, Who is never at a loss for something to sayj And the honor roll student, Bill Swearengin, Is a friend to us all with his likable grin. Chester Morin deserves many cheers For finishing high school in only three years. As a football player, " Pete " Dixon rates high, And will surely attract a college coach ' s eye. As a glamour girl, Carmen Montano is tops, Since she knows all of the jitterbug hops. While Eleanor Van Haren, who possesses much charm, Usually gives all the girls a cause for alarm. Elodia Padilla accepts life with a grin And wins many friends with her vigor and vim. Her cousin Lydia, who can make funny faces, Owns a fine sense of humor enjoyed in all places. Hermenia Wolven, with her little pug nose, Sheds sweetness and light wherever she goes. " Lindy " and Annie are a steadfast romance, As for breaking it up folks, there isn ' t a chance. Eleanor Somoza, a good friend to all, Can play any piano, short or tall. Tony Rameriz, so quiet yet boisterous, Is an excellent bookkeeper very industrious. Lucille Stevenson, a friendly lass, Is one of the popular girls of our class. And as an artist, Lollie is grand; We know in the future she will be in demand. Dale Edwards, who is an excellent dancer, To no other girl except Dora will answer. Though seemingly sleepy, Preston Winn, Knows all that goes on and meets life with a grin. And last but not least there is Betty Lee, Who believes she has mastered poetry, But you who read this — don ' t blame her too much, If this little ode lacks the masterful touch. 0?rJ£CY Time marches on! It is the year of 1955 when we are taken for a short visit to the great metropolitan city of Florence. Just as we drive into the city, we see the inauguration cermonies for Arizona ' s new governor. And who is this executive? None other than T. R. (Bob) Cochran. Evidently he is as good a politician as when he campaigned for the Student Body Presidency way back in 1940. You may hear Dorabel Diffin, each evening over the National Broadcasting System revealing her exciting story of Washington, " My Life As a Congressman ' s Wife " . Billy Swearengin is manager and owner of the world famous Putt-Putt Automobile Manufacturing Company. His worthy assist- ant, Leo Brown, has gained renown as a " War Ace " against Hitler. Lindorfo Mariscal is attending the Madison Square Garden Rodeo, where he attained the title of " World ' s Champion Bronc Buster " . His wife, the former Annie Pyeatt, who is now a trick rider, is with him. Pete Dixon and Dale Edwards have charge of the Hollywood Dude Ranch. This large winter resort attracts many famous movie stars and celebrities. Carmen Montano and husband, Tony Ramirez, have just won the professional jitterbug contest held in Coolidge. This couple is building a penthouse in Florence, where they are to appear on the stage. La Verne Prock, a studio make-up artist, and Fred Sands, a successful play-writer, are outstanding in their lines of work. Lucille Stevenson defeated Alice Marble in their last tilt, to become the Woman Tennis Champion of Arizona. Warren Schewel ' s Orchestra and his singing sweetheart, Evelyn LaZear, bring you the Hit Parade every Saturday night over station WSO. Betty Lee ' Yard is author of the best selling novel of the year. Her book deals with the life and adventures of Rosemary Tidwell, a second Amelia Earhart. Hermenia WOlven, the famous stylist, is now touring the world with her model, Eleanor Van Haren. Arthur Brady has just won an " Oscar " for being the most handsome and talented actor in the world. Doris Freeman is his leading lady in " Love and Love Alone " . The Kenneth Gay Opera Company has given Eleanor Somoza, a celebrated concert pianist, and her press agent, Lydia Padilla, a life-time contract. Rudy Hoeschulte, a famed artist, has completed a portrait painting of " Mexico ' s Dancing Senorita " , Elodia Padilla. This is one of the world ' s most famous pictures. Chester Morin and Ruth Matthews are superintendents of the Pinal County Hospital, and they have been considered the most outstanding couple in the medical world. Lollie Robinson is happily married and is residing in Cool- idge. As we bid Florence a fond adieu, whom should we meet but Preston Winn, " rushing " to the theater he manages. We the Seniors of 1941, will our traits, good or bad, to our friends that follow us. Article I Section I. To the Juniors, we leave our dignified title as Seniors, our discarded work books, and our sympathy. Section II. To the Sophomores, we will our ability to get through the rest of school with as little effort as possible. Section III. To the Freshmen, we will our deepest sympathy and best of luck. Article II Section I. To the teachers, we leave " thanks " , and a nerve tonic to help each and everyone to survive the nervous breakdown which we have un- intentionally caused. Section II. To the student body, we will the school, the campus, and the new gym. Article III Section I. We, Hermenia and Margaret Wolven, will our sisterly love to Pansy and Violet Balcom. I, Elodia Padilla, will my interest in out-of-town men to Mary Bugg, Katherine Rankin, and Betty Jane Morgan. I, Annie Pyeatt, will my position in Lindy ' s heart to any one who can qualify. I, Kenneth Gay, will my part as doctor in the Senior Play to any one that loves hard work and has a good memory. I, Leo Erown, will my love to all blondes, brunettes, and red- heads of the female sex. I, Warren Schewel, will my " sax " to Lucille Douglas. I also ex- tend my sympathy. I, Rudy Hoeschulte, will my great physique and my ability to attract all of the opposite sex to Fred Johnson. I, Pete Dixon, ivill my ability to make and use " ponies " to any one who takes speech. I truly believe they mil need it. I, Preston Winn, am keeping all I possess just in case I have to use my abilities again next year. I, Rosemary Tidwell, will my belief in predestination to any one who will keep up the argument with Mr. Allen in P. D. Class. I, Fred Sands, will my school girl complexion, big feet, and basketball playing ability to Dave Craig. I, Dorabel Diffin, will my size to Edna Davis, I also will my little red akirt and baton to any one capable of handling them. I, Bob Cochran, will my position as Student Body President to Wayne Goodman, providing he gets enough votes. I, Lucille Stevenson, will my diamond ring and boy friends to any girl who can get them. I, La Verne Prock, will my Girls ' League Presidency to any girl securing a majority of votes. I, Ruth Matthews, will my blonde hair and every little curl to Lloyd (Curly) Basteen. I, Eleanor Somoza, will my ability to play the piano to Louise Lewis. I, Arthur Brady, will my place in English class to Lionel Bernal. I couldn ' t wish my grades off on any one] I, Doris Freeman, will whatever I have in my possessions to any- body who has nerve enough to take them. I, Tony Rameriz, will my slow, carefree actions to Buster Espinoza. I, Carmen Montano, will my job in the office to any person who qualifies. I also extend my sympathies. I, Lydia Padilla, will my Spanish speaking ability to some of the Spanish II students. I, Lollie Robinson, will my artistic ability to my little sister, Bessie. I, Chester Morin, will my oratorical ability to the winner of the Republic and Gazette contest. I, Billy Swearengin, mil my interest in aeroplanes and girls to Dave Craig. I, Eleanor Van Haren, will my Grable curves to Virginia Lopez. I, Betty Lee Ward, will my interest in Preston to my cousin, Janice Reed. I, Dale Edwards, vail my guitar to Rayford Bonner. I, Evelyn La Zear, will my nicknames and sour disposition to any- one who can stand them. We now proclaim this to be our last will and testament, signed by our class officers. Pre sident Yo-K ji, k_, . L cRji L Jiy Vice-Pr e sident ( jV u cJJoL Secretary-Treasurer y ' L ' " T — r 4 r M. i- — r We have a saying in our town that a Gopher never ;, lacked courage, nor wit, nor loyalty. We may not have won any laurel leaves nor engraved cups this year as mute testimony to our athletic attainments, but we have ac- quired something far finer and more durable — a new school spirit and unity of purpose. Without interest and enduring enthusiasm any school program will wax and wan leaving no trace that it at one time flourished. With the acquisition of our new, beautiful gymnasium plant there is everywhere manifested among the student body a new enthusiasm to do the City of Florence credit — to bring home honors to our school in the future as in the past. My principal interest in each and every one of you is to see you grow to exemplify the very finest in young womanhood and young manhood and to endeavor to guide you to your own ultimate satis- faction, to perfection physically; in your attitude toward others; and, to a keener respect for the value of true education — learning all that you can about as much as you can in the space of a life- time. " For noble youth, there is no thing so mete As learning is, to know the good from ill; To know the tongues, and perfectly indite, And of the laws to have a perfect skill. Things to reform as right and justice will; For honour is ordained for no cause But to see right maintained by the law. Cavil rOOTBALL The Red and White of Florence again closed its football season in a blaze of glory. Eight out of eleven teams have fallen before the crushing onslaught of the Gopher eleven. Florence started the season with a bang by polishing off the hapless Sacaton team to the tune of a 55-0 victory. Douglas proved to be a trifle tough for the boys this year. The 13-6 score was disappointing but we will attribute it to the rainy weather and strange field. We were sorry to hurt Buckeye ' s feelings but it just had to be done. The team showed real spirit in coming from behind in the third quarter to score a great victory. The score was 7 to 6. Outclassed and outscored by a powerful and deceptive Gopher eleven, Chanfller took a 14-0 loss, though they put up a real fight. The Phoenix Grays went home under a blue cloud on October 18. The score was 24 to 6 in favor of Florence. Weill Well ' WellJ There go those Gophers again. This time Florence caught them, right on the chin. The score was 13-0 in our favor . The boys rolled over the Raiders at A jo, November 1st with a score 19-6. Aren ' t we the ones who have fun? Sad as it may seem, and it seems awfully sad at the moment, Coolidge did us wrong. The Gophers played a game with real spirit but Coolidge managed the victory with the score 32-20. The jPeoria Panthers went down in ignominious defeat before the mighty Gophers. Those Panthers ought to be ashamed, 32-11. The Gophers, failed to down the Cougars in our last home game. It was a hard fought battle and a hard one to lose. Casa Grande scored in the second quarter while keeping the Gophers out of her own back yard. The score was 6-0. Scottsdale bowed to the Gopher ' s final drive this season to the tune of 41 to 6. Schewel played a wonderful defensive game along with Cochran, Mariscal, and the plunging pile driver, Dixon. The following boys were in the Gopher line-up this year: Pete Dixon played fullback. With his strength and drive he was al- " ways good for that extra yard or two that meant defeat or vic- tory. Pete has lots of determination and will be a great loss to us. Bob Cochran played a really good game at guard this year as attested by the fact that he received All-Valley Conference recognition and an All-State Conference second team berth. It ' s just too bad that Bob is a senior this year. Henry Espinoza , our speedy halfback, should have played the title role in something called " The Meteor of the Gridiron " , for that is just what he turned out to be. Buster showed those flashing heels to many an opponent as he crossed the last fat line and standing up by virtue of his running ability. Buster will be back another year of ball carrying; so " more power " to him. Robert Johnson played fine ball at tackle this year and apparently has a great future. " Frog ' J by the unlimited use of his scath- ing tongue, kept his opponents so mad they couldn ' t see him un- til he had gone over them like a runaway locomotive. We ' ll ex- pect more of the same next year, " Frog " . Lionel Bernal sparked the Gophers this year with a fine season of quarterbacking. Fast, shifty running, and a good football brain made Lionel a hard man to beat. With his experience and judging performance this season, he should be a big success next year. Raul Mariscal , the other halfback, easily places as one of the out- standing players of the season. His hard work and fight, to say nothing of his ability as a passer and receiver would make him above average, and his liking for football gives him some- thing special. Raul will be back again next year, Wayne Goodman held down the position at right end this year with vengeance. His inspired blocking and tackling were a real as- set to the team. Wayne is a Junior, and as such, has before him what we hope will be another season of A-l football. Pete Martinez was one of the hardest working reserves the F. U. H. S. has seen in a long time. With two more years to play he should develop into a fine guard. Warren Schewel played a tackle position. He was a big man that his opponents found hard to get around. Warren is a senior and be- cause of his smashing defensive playing will be a real loss to the Gophers. Fred Johnson , our big halfback, gave our opponents many bad moments because of his steam-roller tactics. A hard, fighting, hard to stop player, Fred made All-Valley Conference halfback this year and should attain even greater heights next season. Lindy Mariscal , like his running mate, was chosen All -Valley Confer- ence guard. His brilliant blocking and tackling were important factors in the team ' s success this season. Lindy ' s graduation this spring will prove a blow to next year ' s team. Louie Van Haren , although inexperienced, showed himself to be a hard worker and a true first-string candidate. Jim Avenenti has speed and determination. We are expecting him to be a first-string player next year. J. L . Cooper played a fine game at center. Although a trifle small for the position, he made up for his size in scrap and determi- nation. He has two more years of football. Manuel Herrera , a hard tackier, broke many of our opponents scoring plays. Manuel has two more years of hard playing. ' Alex Wolven played guard and tackle position; his weight and drive proving to be his greatest assets. Alex should be playing first-string ball next year. Juaquin Moraga is a hard working player who stands a real chance of making £he first squad next year. Except for his bad luck in getting his knee wrenched, Juaquin would probably have played a great deal more football than he did. Joe Padilla has a football future before him. Small, hard and a true fighter, Joe should break into the first-string line-up during the next couple of years. Good luck, Joe ' Jack Taylor , at tackle showed himself to be a worthy member of the Gopher eleven. The red-head ' s fine blocking as well as his de- fensive work made him an outstanding player. We ' re sorry to hear that he has joined the army. Calvin Rose , a promising halfback, played good ball for the Red and White this year. With the experience gained and more of the determination shown this season, he should go far. Gabe Gonzales , a speedy end, played fine football this year. His will to play ball as well as his mercurial quickness of decis- ion and speed made him a valuable player for anybody ' s football team. Lindorfo Mariscal was elected Captain of the 1940 Football team. Those boys receiving Honorable Mention in Football were: Charle s Sweet Bert Ortega Loren Pratt Henry Contrera s John Baker Lupe Romo J. B. Brown David Hall " Paul Borree Raymond Miranda Tony Rameriz Delbert Lewis Lloyd Basteen John Mathews Hector Murillo Freddy Griffin 1940 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE AND RESULTS DATE TEAM SCORE We The; September 20 Sacaton 55 September 27 Douglas 6 13 October 4 Buckeye 7 6 October 11 Chandler 14 October 18 Phoenix Grays 26 6 October 25 Superior 13 October 31 Ajo 19 6 November 8 Coolidge 20 32 November 15 Peoria 32 19 November 20 Casa Grande 6 November 29 Scottsdale 41 6 Total Scores 233 94 k ! i ; ' ' ,-i-i- . ■ - !!B •i . ■ ; .. .,. 1 m jp ! VWJ J — r . |S» 1 " ■1 kw - i r - ALL Since the first day of school this year, the Coach and the boys out for athletics, particularly those out for basketball, anxiously and patiently awaited the completion of the new gymnasium. December 10, 1940, that ever memorable day when the new gymnasium was dedi- cated, ushered in a larger squad of boys wanting to be on the basket- ball team than Florence High School has known in quite some time. With a few old timers and many " greenhorns " , Coach Clatie Caywood developed a team of which any school would be proud. Included in the team ' s activities was an overnight trip to Dun- can, Bisbee, Willcox, Douglas, and the southern portion of the state. Raul Mariscal , captain, and that tall handsome man you see shooting all of those long shots and making them, has one more year on the team. Raul, who will be a senior next year, has given the opponents much grief in both offensive and defensive work. Henry Espinoza , guard, was handicapped with a broken shoulder this year, but is not to be forgotten. We hope Henry will be in condition to play basketball next season. Fred Johnson , a newcomer this year, has been a very good center, always on the job, Fred will be a senior next year; so we hope to see him in there " fighting " for the ball. Pete Dixon , last year ' s " big boy " and this year ' s outstanding guard, is with our deepest regret, leaving us with the senior ' s gradu- ation. Pete has played on the team three yea rs and will be missed greatly. Lionel Bernal , the player behind the helm of the gopher machine, was " very successful in guiding the team to many victories. Lionel, one of our best forwards, has great possibilities in the future. Bob Cochran , the " hasta luego " special, is the dashing young guard that all the girls seem to follow. We regret seeing him leave because someone in particular would like to learn his tech- nique. Good luck | Warren Schewel, the " sitting bull " of the team, found it quite dif- ficult to travel from one end of the gymnasium to the other, but despite this, he made a good center and was usually found with the ball. Lindorfo Mar i seal , a senior guard whom all of us will miss, has been a great asset to our team. Lindy will be greatly missed next year. Wayne Goodman , a junior and one of this year ' s new forwards has a knack of " dropping them in " when he ' s " In the Mood " . Fred Sands , made a good forward this year and is another one of the seniors whom we are sorry to see leave. Fred has been a great asset to our team. Juaquin Moraga, although handicapped with a trick knee, did a good job of basket making and was a real factor in the Gopher ' s vic- tories. Juaquin, a center, will be a help to next year ' s team. Gabe Gonzales , a forward on our team, was always in there fighting for the Florence Gophers. See you next year, Gabe. Louie Van Haren is one of the two freshmen lettermen. Louie is to e complimented upon his earning this honor so soon. Joe Padilla , the other freshman who received a letter the first year is also to be complimented. Joe, an excellent guard, is always " Johnny on the spot " and will, no doubt, be one of our stars in the next few years. The turnout for basketball enthusiasts proved to be an un- usually large one for this season. Many good prospects of players for the coming years are to be found in these young Gophers, and sturdy teams are the predictable outcome for the upholding of the Gophers ' records. The beginning games this year brought out the qualities of agileness and gracefulness which are found in well practiced play- ers, and those will be the depending factors for the victories of games in the future basketball seasons. Those receiving Honorable Mention in Basketball this year were: Freddy Griffin Bobby Herrera Manuel Kerrera Pete Martinez John Mathews Lester Johnson Lawrence Johnson George Feliz Calvin Rose Delbert Lewis Loren Pratt John Baker David Craig Buford Arney Jim Avenenti William Dunn Roy Wing Raymond Miranda Paul Borree Don Powers Joe Espinoza Everett Morin Gabe Gonzales Palmer Cooper Bob Saunders Lupe Romo Robert Johnson David Hall Eugene Holland James McCollum FLORENCE RECORD OF BASKETBALL SCORES SEASON 1940-41 DATE January 10 January 11 January 14 January 17 January 18 January 24 January 29 January 31 February 1 February 5 February 7 February 19 TEAM SCORE We They Ray 23 16 Ajo 22 24 Chandler 36 16 Superior 28 18 St. Marys 25 16 Hayden 29 26 Coolidge 31 18 Gilbert 18 22 No gales 41 34 Ray 25 38 Casa Grande 33 38 Peoria 19 28 Total Scores 330 294 ' 1.7 33? " J 4. n dASEBALL This year found Florence with a fine seasonal record. Excep- tionally good hitting kept the Gophers on top. This team, more than any previous one, included boys from every class in school. On March 8, the Florence Gophers blanked the Hayden Wolves 8-0, Raul Mariscal struck out 10 and issued 1 base on balls . It was necessary for the Gophers to lend the Florence Indians two players for the game on March 11. Strangely enough, one of the Florence boys, Louie Van Haren, scored the only run for the Papagos, Fred Johnson struck out 13. The final score was 2-1. The Gophers swamped the Sacaton Farmers on March 12. The game was climaxed when Lionel Bernal hit a home run with 2 men on base. A close baseball game, featured by tight playing in the late innings, brought Florence a 4-2 victory over Ajo on March 22. Fred Johnson led with a triple and single and Lester Johnson was second, driving a single and double. On March 28, the Gophers stretched their victory str ing to five, as they hammered a 4-3 decision over the Coolidge Bears. Our record v as temporarily stopped by the Douglas Bulldogs on March 29. We used three pitchers, Fred Johnson, Lionel Bernal, and Jimmy Avenenti. Still, the final score v as 17-4 in favor of Douglas. On April 1, Casa Grande Cougars blanked the Gophers for seven straight innings to achieve a 5 to victory. In the game with Bisbee, on April 5, the Punas came from behind to score the winning run in the last inning to nose out the Gophers with a score of 6 to 5. The Superior-Florence game, played on April 10, opened with a bang when Buster Espinoza hit a homer. The game was played three innings overtime. The final score was 4 to 3 in Florence ' s favor, A thirteen inning game was ' played with Mesa on April 15, Raul Mariscal ' s superb pitching helped hold the score at 2 to 2, Because of the tie in the score, another game is scheduled to be played with Llesa. Tucson High School ' s Badgers, unbeaten in prep competition this season, raked up a 4 to 1 victory over the Gophers on April 18, The Gophers were ' ' limited to three scattered hits in the seven-inning fray. TNe are unable to give the results of the two remaining games in this season due to the fact that the Annual goes to press before they are played. The Gophers have produced an exceedingly good team. Much credit is due to Coach Caywood and Lionel Bernal, captain. Such a fine record could not have been achieved without the cooperation of the entire team. Congratulations, Gophers] The usual lineup was: Bert Ortega, catcher; Raul Kariscal, pitcher; Fred Johnson, first base; Lester Johnson, second base; Henry Espinoza, third base; Lionel Bernal, short stop; Joe Padilla, left fielder; Juaquin Moraga, center fielder; and Lindy Mariscal, right fielder. Other members of the squad were: Louie Van Haren , Jimmy Avenenti, Robert Johnson, Ludd Payne, Lawrence Johnson " , William Dunn, Pete Martinez, Tony Raraeriz, Raymond Miranda, Curtis Ashcraft, Palmer Cooper, Raymond Arballo, arid Bob Saunders. Mu s r Harness Security Most of us are continually trying to work for cbnditions that will bring happiness and contentment. We work for them in all seriousness, and yet the very things we try to accomplish toward this objective mock our search, leaving us more thirsty and farther from the rich land of contentment. The Bible said that human beings are made happier by doing things for other people. We must release our " pent up " emotions through expression, and this finds its most convenient medium through art. We then might conclude that all people should be artists in some capacity, which is no doubt true. Music is an art which fits beautifully into the. above descrip- tion. It has served mankind through the ages. Lyrics of love, hate, futility, birth, and death have served the past as well as the pre- sent, as a gentle yet satisfying outlet for conflicting, uncomfort- able emotions. " Experience is the best teacher, " or we learn by service. Those who perform for others are invariably more happy than people who are incapable of pleasing any one but themselves. If there is any su- periority over the present educational system from the past methods of education, it is, that today the student has too much done for him. He is denied the privilege of seeking for himself. That which he should search for is brought to him. Music can only be learned and practiced by those who seek it. It must become a part of the person who learns it. Last but not least on this subject is its .vocational possibili- ties for the present and future. As leisure time increases, so does the demand for entertainment Many have gone through college capi- talizing on other people ' s leisure time by playing a musical instru- ment. Paul Whiteman, Fritz Kreisler and many others were made inde- pendently rich because of the demand for music after the World War. After the next current war many more will profit by soothing the up- set emotions of a war torn world. This will be a service and a pleasure for the contributor. Happiness and contentment are not objectives. They are by- products of a healthy mind and body made from the serving of mankind. Music is that which provides one of the most splendid mediums for human activity and service. ' f Z J vxZJ . .v ' iL.. . The Drum Majorettes have concluded their second successful year of " pepping up " the team at the athletic events. They were very well accepted by the audience as well as the boys on the team and are to be commended for their excellent work. Technique and discipline were the girls ' main objectives and have been very well attained. Good Luck, Majorettes — keep up the good work. DRUM MAJORETTES Dorabel Diffin Rosemary Tidwell Alice Garcia Nancy Beatty r) Dr D With Mr. N. A. Randall directing, the largest band in several years provided excellent music and entertainment at all athletic events including the dedication of the new gymnasium. The band has played an important part in civic activities including the rodeo and Armistice day Program. The twenty-five new members were gladly accepted by the advan- ced band and quickly learned new numbers. They now play from a group of fifty selections of swing and classics combined. With more tal- ent and instruments, next year promises to be still better. The band members wish to express their appreciation for the consideration and thoughtfulness given so liberally by Mr. Allen, the faculty, and Board of Education. The band members are as follows: Saxophone : Barbara Brady Mary Bugg Francis Borree Dorothy Blanton Everett Morin Clarinet: Mary Chappel Betty Jane Morgan Janice Reed John Trammell Dave Craig David Hall Alto Horn: Eugene Holland Edna Morrow Christine Witten Lillie Yates Trombone : LaVoice McGee Lucile Douglas Gennette Ebeling Evelyn Gattinger Betty Cartwright Bass: Trumpet : Freddie Griffin Raymond Arballo Delbert Lewis Robert Moore Doris Freeman Juaquin Moraga Charles Smith Walton Adams William Dunn Merle Yount Palmer Cooper James McCollum Drums: Buford Arney Johnnie Payne Lillie Shaw Fay Dean Samuels We have much to be proud of in this department of music. Play- ing from a collection of sixty-five swing numbers, the orchestra has provided very good music for all the school dances and was forever a welcomed part of the assembly programs. Although there were many vacancies at the beginning of the year, the orchestra has kept its good name and made various public appearances. We sincerely hope the newer members will carry on the good work as well as the seniors who have left us with graduation. We look forward to next year when new talent will be introduced into this progressing organization. The orchestra members are as follows: Saxophone : Mary Bugg Kay Luster Warren Schewel John Trammell Trumpet : Raymond Arballo Doris Freeman Bobby Cochran Robert Moore Clarinet: Betty Jane Morgan Mary Chappel Piano: Louise Lewis Virginia Lopez Bass: Merle Yount Drums: Buford Arney Vocalist: Beulah Bryce Sand Orchestra v OLL£ LUS The Girls ' and Boys ' Glee Clubs, combined for the first time under the direction of Mr. N. A. Randall, provided much in the way of entertainment for the students and public this year. Among their highlights was the vocalizing for the Christmas pageant, " The Birthday of a King " , with Beulah Bryce, soloist. The students were always glad to meet the Glee Club in songs at assembly programs where, on several occasions, they were accompanied by the orchestra. MEMBERS Julia Baca Violet Balcom Lloyd Basteen Francis Borree Joe Bracamonte Cesaria Bustamente Betty Cartwright Mary Lou Chisholm LaVerne Chaffin Delmarle Cooper Eva Sue Bugg Martha Cochran Henry Contreras Ruth Daniels Carmen Estrada Fernando Feliz Ofeta.Gill Franc ie Glenn Manuel Herrera Betty Jimenez Edith Jenkins Marcella Knight Elsie Lauridson Virginia Lopez Raul Mar i seal Juaquin Moraga Peter Martinez LaVoice McGee Edna Marrow Theresa Ortega Georgia Mae Ready Lottie Dell Robinson Myrtle Reynolds Enedina Rodriquez Isaura Rodriquez Sophia Rodriquez Lupe Romo Lillie Shaw Margaret Shirley Goldie Taylor Louie Van Haren Christine Witten Lillie Yates Lona Young Beulah Bryce r r m W R , r c QiU£ League Objective s The Florence Girls ' League is an organization composed of all the girls enrolled in high school. The aims of this organization are: to further better acquaintance among the girls in our school; to foster school spirit in curricular work as well as in extra-cur- ricular work; to find more cultural interests which will lead to a wider and more profitable vocation or avocation; and to strive for self-improvement . Our organization is a member of the Arizona-Southern California Girls ' League Federation. By attending the district and federation meetings, our representatives form a connecting link between our school and other schools. Our representatives also maintain a so- cial and friendly relationship with individuals and schools, and gain an excellent opportunity for training and leadership. This year ' s program has been centered on vocations. Such a p rogram has stimulated thinking along this line, and the girls have found various fields of interest. The training which the girls re- ceive in Girls ' League work is beneficial, and it is hoped that each year may prove a more profitable one for this organization. Gjxl £AGU£ President .La Verne Prock Vice-President Ruth Matthews Secretary-Treasurer Edilia Padilla Freshman Representatives Georgia Mae Ready Lucille Douglas Sophomore Representatives Evelyn Gattinger Enedina Rodriquez Junior Representatives Barbara Brady Alice Brady Senior Representatives Eleanor Somoza Elodia Padilla Advisor Miss Glen Dean Burgess Under the capable leadership of these officers, the members of the Girls ' League have completed a very successful season. La Verne Prock, Ruth Matthews, Dorabel Diffin, and Rosemary Tidwell accompanied by Miss Burgess attended the annual Southern California-Arizona Girls ' League Convention in Whittier, California, November 2, 1940. The convention started at 9:00 o ' clock with registration. After registration, all the girls assembled in the auditorium. Here the Whittier High School Band, trio, and drum majorettes performed. The girls were then welcomed to the convention by the President of the Whittier Girls ' League. Then the theme, " Vocations " , was discussed. The trip was very successful and all the girls and Miss Burgess enjoyed it immensely. On December 20, 1940, the Girls ' League ' sponsored the pageant, " A Birthday of a King " . The pageant, itself, was directed by Miss Burgess. Miss Buehler superintended the making of the costumes and Mr. Hauskens provided the scenery. The Glee Club, under the direc- tion of Mr. Randell, provided the music. Four of the girls of the Florence Girls ' League attended a meeting in Chandler. La Verne Prock, Gennette Ebeling, Sybil Prock, and Lucille Douglas said that it was one of the nicest meeting s they had ever attended. H£ flOX£i x The subject of Agriculture endeavors to inculcate within those who participate in its functions an appreciative feeling of the im- portance of agriculture in the United States. The subject offers a thorough study of field crops, dairying, animal husbandary, farm poultry, farm management, soil, animal feeding, and agricultural leadership. The history, classification and growing of such crops as cotton, corn,, oats, sorghums, legumes, and other crops of im- portance are studied and much time is devoted to the study of how to- combat diseases and insects that prey upon those crops. It may be briefly said that the study of agriculture adds greatly to one ' s general education as well as to help to perpetuate the indispensable industry of our great nation. In looking over the field of History we find that the founders of the United States of America were no less interested in freedom than they were in matters of allowing each individual to own proper- ty. It was their desire to found a country where people could own their own homes, possess their own conveniences, recognizing only the right of the government to give them protection and to make se- cure their possessions and to prevent anyone from trespassing upon title or human rights. They wanted also to be permitted to work out their own salvation. How dear these ideals are to the hearts of the American people J The purpose for which this Future Farmer of America organiza- tion is formed are as follows: 1. To develop competent, aggressive, rural and agricultural leadership. Z. To strengthen the confidence of the farm boy in himself and his work. 3. To create more interest in the intelligent choice of farm- ing occupations. 4. To create and nurture a love of country life. 5. To improve the rural home and its surroundings. 6. To encourage co-operative efforts among the students of vo- cational agriculture. 7. To promote thrift. 8. To promote and improve scholarship. 9. To encourage organized recreational activities among the students of vocational agriculture. 10. To advance the cause of vocational education in agriculture in the public schools of the United States and its pos- sessions. J ?ptz r.r.A. President .Rayford Bonner Vice-President,, J. L. Cooper Secretary Calvin Rose Treasurer .Loren Pratt Reporter Freddy Griffin Watch Dog Buford Arney Sponsor Mr. 0. M. Phillips The first meeting of the Future Farmers of America was held on October 9, 1940, for the purpose of electing officers. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Phillips, the club sponsor, and officers were elected. The initiation of new members and promotion of older members was held on October 12, 1940. The members of the Coolidge and Flo- rence chapters participated. New members were made to eat raw eggs, sit in an electric chair, and were given a taste test. Rayford Bon- ner, Rudy Hoeschulte, and J, L. Cooper were given high honors in F. F, A. work. Twenty-two members were initiated into the " Green Hands " section of the F. F. A. Federation, The boys attended a field day at the Mission Dairy Ranch, near Phoenix. Here they participated in judging contests, and a general field day. The Southside Federation meetings, sponsored by Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Coolidge, and Florence chapters proved very bene- ficial. These meetings were held every month. The F. F. A. livestock show, held in Tucson, was attended by Florence boys. The Florence judging team. was selected as one of the ten best in Arizona, At the Coolidge livestock show, the -Florence boys walked away with most of the honors. David Hall won the Grand Champion Beef blue ribbon, and Everett Morin won the Grand Champion Poultry ribbon. The F. F. A. Federation sponsored a fair at the Chandler fair grounds, March 21, and 22. All F. F. A, boys entered their enter- prises. The Federation went to Page Ranch, ' near Tucson, to study the natural grasses and shrubbery of Arizona. Some specimens were sent to Tucson where they were identified. Boys of the Florence Chapter contributed ten cents apiece and had a weiner roast at the Chuck Wagon. All members were present and brought their girl friends as their guests. The music for dancing was furnished by the boys who had musical,- .instruments. Hot dogs, punch, ice cream, and cake were served. Everyone had a " swell " time. The club has subscribed to many new magazines which helped them in their studies. Those proving to be the most popular with the boys were The Agriculture Education, American Vocational Association Journal, Western Livestock Journal, Arizona Farmer Producers, and The Farm Journal, Other professional magazines subscribed for were The National Grange, Better Farm Equipment and Methods, The Duroc News, The Furrow, Agriculture Leaders Digest, Fertilizer Review, Hoof and Horns, and The Motor-Lift, Plans were made for a summer trip. Each member contributed a sum to the traveling fund. They will see parts of California, Ore- gon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. The progress of the F. F. A. has been due to the excellent supervision of the officers and their sponsor Mr. Phillips. r ISluUY Wf Students who so ably handled the work entailed in a systematiz- ed library were: La Verne Prock Melba Murray Cesaria Bus tame nte Rosemary Tidwell Elodia Padilla Ruth Matthews Dorabel Diffin Hermenia Vfolven Repair Staff Lionel Bernal Charles Sweet This work consisted, mainly, of checking out books and refer- ence materials for required and miscellaneous reading. The best magazines were placed at the disposal of the student body. This was all very ably supervised by Miss Mary Knight. There were about 125 books repaired this year. The repair staff worked diligently on them every day. Another set of reference booka were added. They are the 1940 edition of the " World Book Encyclopedia. " Judge H. C. Richardson presented the school library with 50 volumes of the Harvard Classics, r STUDENT STUDENT BODY COUNCIL OFFICERS President „ Bobby Cochran Vice-President Rosemary Tidwell Secretary- Treasurer Billy Swearengin Senior Representatives Chester Morin Dorabel Dif fin Junior Representatives John Trammell Nancy Beatty Sophomore Representatives John Mathews First Semester- Johnnie Jean Dixon Second Semester — Gennette Ebeling Freshman Representatives William Dunn Francis Borree The student body council, which consisted of a boy and girl re- presentative from each class and the student body officers, namely, president, vice-president, and secretary-treasurer, did much to make Florence Union High School run smoothly this year. Mr. Allen supervised the meetings and passed or vetoed the sug- gestions made by the members of the council. Bobby Cochran, student body president, presided at all the meetings where plans were made for the various activities of the school. ?:i y.yV.v;. V §1 8 V ] T ] r r SELECTING YOUR VOCATION FREEDOM AND DISCIPLINE Thomas Edison once said, un- less a boy has made up his mind what he wants to be by the time he is sixteen years of age, he will not amount to much. Edison is still fundamentally right. Today we are, more than ever before, living in a " Machine Age " with highly specialized vocations that require skilled craftsmen. Our government is giving youth an opportunity that has never before been equaled. Young men are now given an opportunity to receive training in large manu- facturing plants that they may soon be able to fill the vacancies created by sudden industrial ex- pansion. Employers are interested in securing employees who plan to follow a trade or business and not drift from one job to another. Em- ployers agree that there is such a thing as a person being fitted for a certain occupation. Edison could not have been a Shakespeare and Shakespeare could not have been an Edison, and youth today is likewise inclined in different fields. Students of today, especially during their high school career should make a study of various vo- cations and pick the one that suits their ability and interests. For an institution of its size, Florence High School offers a wide selection of vocations. Therefore, it is ray hope that the students of this school will take advantage of these courses and follow Edison ' s advice and make their selection before the termination of their high school studies. Great men are characterized by the ability to work at their tasks without being driven by a supervisor. This ability is be- coming less and less frequent in the world and more and more neces- sary. Men who can do nothing with- out a supervisor standing by have lost the greater part of their liberty, for the transition from the subject of a smaller dictator to that of a larger is but a step. To gain this ability requires only the exercise of a small amount of self -discipline , the frequent passing by of the easier way or more pleasant occupation. By using only a little self-con- trol the use of the ability to work alone becomes a habit, and it is a habit that is well worth the small cost of gaining, for it is not only a more adequate prepara- tion for life but a personal re- armament for democracy; n L o dfa rf ' Pydy MESSAGE TO SAGUARO GOPHER STAFFS MESSAGE TO SAGUARO GOPHER STAFFS The school of today and to- morrow seeks to bring outside ac- tivities within its walls. The student publications, the Saguaro and th e Gopher, offer opportuni- ties for creative writing in our school. Our program has given the staffs a chance to record student experiences paralleling the pres- ent which v.lll recall many happy high school memories. We recog- nize that both actual and imagin- ative experiences are important and furnish writing fields for originality. The following objectives are predominate in the advisor ' s par- ticipations in these school publi- cations : 1- To help pupils recognize the value of their own ex- perience. 2- To amplify the range of pupils ' experience. 3- To improve quality of pu- pils experience by encour- aging more discriminating observations. 4- To aid pupils to fit words to the details of experi- ence. 5- To help pupils to discover suitable forms for the transfer of experience to others. As the deadline approaches for the Annual once more I have again that feeling of wonder and res pect that such a comparitively small group is able to turn out the fine publications you students of Florence High have in your school. Each year both the Saguaro and the Gopher continue to improve. They have stood not for a com- pleted job but for a base upon which the next is to be built. Your publication ' s staffs have worked steadily, consistently, and industriously to present you with the best possible results in both book and newspapers, but the staffs alone are not responsible for this success. A great measure of that is due to the fine spirit of cooperation that is found throughout the entire student body. This spirit has indeed made yours " student papers " and a " student book " for they are the products of the entire group. My deepest appreciation, how- ever, should be offered those boys and girls directly concerned with issuing the newspapers and the Annual, who have worked so un- selfishly and constantly that you might be entertained, amused, and painlessly instructed. To them I offer my sincerest gratitude. o4(0 (sO LJO " I . . ' jLjI v I iJLL I JmaJ- Sa£uAj o Staff The primary purpose of having an annual is to help 1 5 remember our happy high school days. This year ' s edition of the Saguaro has surpassed all goals set in previous years. We have an annual of which we may be justly proud. We realize that this could not have been accomplished by any one person or small group, therefore we wish to take this oppor- tunity to thank the staff, students and advisors. STAFF Editor La Verne Prock Assistant Editor Doris Freeman Classes Betty Lee Ward Organizations Rosemary Tidwell Athletics Fred Sands Activities Dorabel Diffin Music Chester Morin Features. Evelyn LaZear Business Manager Fred Johnson Sales Staff: Freshman Everett Morin Sophomore Ophelia Padilla Junior Alice Brady Senior Lindy Mariscal Technical Art Rudy Hoeschulte Janice Reed Mechanical Directors Gloria Pratt Sybil Prock Typists Kathleen Stringer Lydia Padilla Annie Pyeatt General Assistant Carmen Montano Pictures: Chairman Elodia Padilla Assistant Eleanor Van Haren Edith Bruenkant Fay Dean Samuels Oralia Rodriquez Marcella Knight Mary Arvizu Bessie Robinson Photographic Staff Bob Cochran Billy Swearengin Fred Sands Warren Schewel Buford Arney Photographic Advisors Mr. R. U. Curry Mr. P. B. Hauskens Literary Advisor Miss Louise Buehler General Advisor., Miss Beulah Ruth Twist Saguaxo Staff FIRST ROW Fred Johnson, Janice Reed, Chester Morin, Billy Swearengin, Warren Schewel, Rudy Hoeschulte, Fred Sands. SECOND ROW Everett Morin, Eleanor Van Haren, Elodia Padilla, Mary Arvizu, Carmen Montano, Delbert Lewis, Freddie Griffin, Buford Arney, Dave Craig, Gloria Pratt, Charles Smith, Lydia Padilla, Annie Pyeatt. THIRD ROW Oralia Rodriguez, Marcella Knight, Edith Brunenkant, Bessie Robin- son, Dorabel Diffin, Doris Freeman, La Verne Prock, Rosemary Tidwell, Betty Lee Ward, Sybil Prock, Alice Brady, Lindorfo Mariscal. N UMIOK Play " Everybody Works But Father " was presented in the high school auditorium Friday, March 7, 1941. The cast: Mrs, Minna Ashton (a devoted mother) ...... .Sybil Prock Mr. Hadley Ashton (her husband)..., Jerry ? alker Dale Ashton (the charming daughter) Nancy Beatty Burgess Ashton (the precious son) Lloyd Basteen Roger Rayburn( Minna ' s domineering and wealthy brother) Robert Moore Ruth Bright (a spinster).. ..Polly Johnson Alfred Weadon (an engaging young man) Merle Yount Elton Barnes (who fancies himself) John Trammell Cherry Hartsell (who lives next door) Mary Chappel Malvina Vfeatherby (who boasts of being social) Betty Jane Morgan Mazie Droops (a maid) Mary Bugg Stage Manager Archie Edge Publicity, Prompter Catherine Rankin Tickets Barbara Brady Programs Janice Reed Director .Miss Glen Dean Burgess Four years before the action of the play starts, Father Ashton leaves home because he cannot endure Roger ' s nagging and because he is unable to secure a position that lasts for any length of time. Mother Ashton and her two children work hard to preserve their home. Ruth Bright, returning from a trip, informs Minna that she has seen and talked to Hadley. Not knowing that Hadley has come and is waiting outside, Mrs, Ashton tells Ruth how she longs to have her husband home again. Ruth calls him in and the family is reunited. Father Ashton develops a formula for a " wipe off " shaving cream, which puts Roger out of business. In this way Mr. Ashton turns the tables on Roger. After this, Mr. Ashton, rich and respected, takes his rightful place at the head of his family. Much credit is due Miss Burgess, director. VJithout her pa- tience and hard work, such a production would not have been possible. Sen i ok Play This year the senior class presented one of the very newest plays, " Auntie ' s Money " . The three act comedy was presented in the High School Auditorium on Hay 2, 1941. It was enthusiastically re- ceived by an unusually large audience. The cast: Mrs. Case Betty Lee Ward Berthanna Carmen Montano Veleta Case Dorabel Dif fin Lance Case Fred Sands Ruddy Boles Chester Morin Dr. Max Jones Warren Schewel Dr. Bert Stockton Kenneth Gay Director Mass Glen Dean Burgess Assistant Director Rosemary Tidwell Tickets, Programs.... La Verne Prock, Doris Freeman Advertizing Manager Rudy Hoeschulte Stage Manager Billy Swearengin Dear old " Auntie " , who was deaf and tempermental, was about to bestow the lion ' s share of her $100,000 upon Lance, her favorite nephew. Because of her deafness, she was unaware that Lance was a worthless scoundrel, who constantly planned what he would do with all the money he would receive on her death. She showered many kind- nesses upon him, letting the point of her vitriolic tongue fall heavily upon her lovely niece, Veleta. Being a gentlewoman, Veleta would not betray Lance. Neither would she allow her young lawyer fiance, Ruddy Boles, to do so. Ruddy ' s persistence did much to clear the family feud. t All would have gone well for Lance but for the timely arrival of two quack doctors. These doctors, who also wished to reach a hand into " Auntie ' s " pocketbook, claimed to have a cure for her deafness. Strangely enough, they healed her ears by a very peculiar and amaz- ing method. Lance, unaware that his aunt had recovered her hearing, talked a bit too much. At last " Auntie " discovered she had been lavishing her attentions upon the wrong person. Co?H£ft f f This year completed the Gopher ' s seventh year of publication. This school paper was distributed every four weeks at a nominal cost to the students. The staff, with the able assistance of Miss Twist, Miss Burgess, and Miss Buehler, produced an interesting and worthwhile periodical. Each year the staff attempts to publish a better paper than the year before. For this reason the Gopher continues to get bigger and better. FIRST SEMESTER Editor La Verne Prock Ass ■ t Doris Freeman News Editor. ...Carmen Montano Sports Editor, .. .Fred Johnson Business Manager Rudy Hoeschulte Technical Directors Gloria Pratt Sybil Prock Typists Cecile Roberts Betty Lee Ward Annie Pyeatt Art Janice Reed Assemblies .Fred Sands Social and Girls ■ League Beulah Bryce Music Eleanor Somoza Reporters Senior Evelyn La Zear Junior Kathleen Stringer Sophomore . Johnnie Jean Dixon Freshman John Baker Distribution Eleanor Van Haren Features Rosemary Tidwell Snoopers Dorabel Diffin Billy Swearengin General Ass ' t. .Elodia Padilla Literary Advisor Miss Glen Dean Burgess General Advisor Miss Beulah Ruth Twist SECOND SEMESTER Editor Doris Freeman News Editor Evelyn LaZear Sports Editor. ..Lional Bernal Business Manager. .Merle Yount Technical. ....... .Sybil Prock Gloria Pratt Typists Annie Pyeatt Lollie Robinson Betty Lee Ward La Verne Prock Kathleen Stringer Art Janice Reed Assemblies Elmeretta Nafziger Social Girls ' League ....... Eleanor Somoza Music Edilia Padilla Reporters Senior Ruth Matthews Junior. Lloyd Basteen Sophomore Freddie Griffin Freshman Billie Ruth Robinson Distribution. Fay Dean Samuels Features - Carmen Montano Snoopers Alice Brady Katherine Rankin General Ass ' t. . .Lydia Padilla Literary Advisor Miss Louise Buehler General Advisor Miss Beulah Ruth Twist ,vSx Pi OjV1 The Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom was held in the Woman ' s Club on the tenth of May. The Spanish theme was carried out in all the decorations, in- cluding programs, and table trimmings. Besides the regular decorations, a moon and waterfall aided in creating the Spanish atmosphere. To add to all this was Ferdinand, the Bull. He was everywhere — on the dance programs, nut cups, and place cards. VJhy there were even cork trees growing right out of the dance floor J In addition to this, balloons hung from the ceil- ing. Several Spanish numbers were presented by junior class members. The senior welcome was given by Wayne Goodman, junior class presi- dent, and the senior response by the class president, Warren Schewel. The banquet tables were arranged in the shape of a " U " . The menus, a novelty indeed, were written in Spanish. Following the banquet was an evening of dancing to Bill Stricklan ' s orchestra. The 1941 prom was a huge success partly because of its picture- sque setting. There were many out-of-town guests and alumni, who participated in the evening ' s pleasure. Much of the success of the banquet rested upon the mothers who so generously donated their services and Miss Buehler and Mr. Rand- all, class sponsors. tyiu H lllfl I a H 5 " ( 7 1 |a M 11 ±3. W u i 11 ■ It i« «i ta U J ' . : J " ? I f- ' r L r r Calendar SEPTEMBER 9. School opened with many studious pupils and two new teachers, Mr. Phillips and Mr. Hauskens. 13. Coach and his artistic " freshies " did a fine job of painting the " F " . The Freshman Reception was held this evening. Mr. Allen and Coach ran a race to see who could survive the most punch. 20. The Gophers made their first appearance on the gridiron with a victory over Sacaton, 55-0. Keep up the high scoring, boys; 25. No serious romances have developed yet, but the school year is young; we ' ll get started soon. 27. Douglas took the Gophers for a loss on their own field with a score of 13-6. Too bad. Just wait until they come up here. 28. It is a rare sight nowdays to see a lost freshman. Poor kids. They had such a time. OCTOBER 4. Oh boy, can our boys play? We won from Buckeye even if it was by one point. Oh yes, it reminds us of Coach ' s pet assembly talk, " Evils of Night Life. " 5. If some one pokes a cigar in your face, think nothing of it; it ' s probably some politician. 7. Mr. Steffan announced the election returns in assembly. Presi- dent Bob Cochran has taken over Mr. Allen ' s favorite job of announcing assemblies. 11. Rudy ' s horseback ride almost proved fatal. Have you noticed that since that ride he has been wearing his legs in parenthe- sis? The Gophers defeated Chandler 14-0. Fred Johnson really went through that line; 15. Coaches from several districts met here tonight to prepare a basketball schedule. The second year " Home Ec " girls prepared the dinner. 17, Oh well, what ' s flunking a few six weeks tests? There ' ll be more next six weeks. Try again; 18, We played the Phoenix Grays and defeated them 24-6, Nice going boys ' 25. We played Superior, and did we show them ' Since they had been accustomed to hiding behind boulders and tackling a man, this smooth grassy field proved to bo a great disadvantage to them. 25. Today was Mr. Stef fan ' s last teaching day for dear old Florence High. We ' ll surely miss him and wish him the best of luck at his new job. 28. Mr. Curry, our new teacher in Mr. Steffan ' s place, has his first classes today. 31. A Halloween dance-party was held, but don ' t think the Florence " devils " didn ' t have their fun. NOVEMBER 1. Ajo was downed by those mighty Gophers. 3. The Juniors seem to be doing very well on this money matter. After all, look at those big fellows, like Pete and Yfarren, you have to feed. 8. OhhhJ We played Coolidge there; let ' s not mention the score. 15. Peoria shed a few tears but admitted they enjoyed the ride over here. 19. A beautiful " C " appeared on the " F " mountain this morning. Thanks to Coolidge for getting us out of school to repair it. 20. Casa Grande — oh well, let ' s not worry about the score. Since we won Fred from them, it ' s only fair to return a favor . 22. You guess — that ' s right — six weeks exams. 29. The Gophers ended the football season at the expense of Scott s- dale. DECEMBER 1. W, P. A. is still working on the " gym " . 2. Oh, these blue Mondays. 8. That ' s official, Pete. The next time Coach catches you in that condition, off the team you go. Don ' t you attend assemblies any more? 10. National Assembly. It was wonderful, that is the time taken off the first period, 12. Rosemary still believes in predestination. 18, The school and lonely girls saw the basketball boys off on a tour. It seems they lost to Duncan and Douglas — some mistake no doubt. Oh well, we just played the second and third string against them anyhow. 19. Preston handed in his first Spanish paper. 20. Everyone enjoyed the Christmas pageant. We are out of school to watch for Santa Claus. JANUARY 6. School re-opened and everyone had a wonderful attitude, except the students, and to them it was just another day. 7. We decided the vacation wasn ' t long enough and we didn ' t get enough presents; so we ' re holding another Christmas soon. 10. Dedicated the new " gym " , beat Ray and got in free — itfe said all good things come together. 11. We shall just mention the fact that we played A jo. 13. Thanks to Governor Osborn for several new students. 14. A debate was given by four Utah students — it ' s a shame to think that one of them was married. 15. Another victory over Chandler. Won ' t they ever learn that we can ' t be beaten? 17. Upset Superior, The marriage rate in our school is at a lull. Do you suppose we ' ll have to wait until another leap year? 18. St. Mary ' s team and their coach took such a liking to Fred John- son that, when he was fouled out, they refused to play without him. Fred, just what do you have that stops ball games, and girl ' s hearts too? 22-23-24. Semester examinations J And those " Home Ec " dresses are still unfinished. 30. We celebrated the President ' s birthday by attending school. FEBRUARY 5. The Gophers played Ray, there. The score was a bit in Ray ' s favor, no doubt due to the rain and crooked road, 7. Casa Grande again took their place as loser to those mighty Florence Gophers. 12. The District Tournament started with Florence left way behind Thanks to Mesa ' 13. Coolidge " Cubs " eliminated us. It was a nice game boys; so try again next year. 14. Chester Morin upheld the Senior class again by winning the Arizona Republic and Gazette Oratorical Contest. Second place was won by Freddy Griffin, a sophomore, and Sybil Prock, a jun- ior, won third place. 18. National Assembly brought us another interesting program. At least the boys enjoyed her J 19. Some of the Girls ' League Representatives went to Chandler to- day, strictly business? 20. Today all Seniors are seen studying. These constitution tests are enough to make anyone " cram " , 21. Our band played in Tucson today. Everything was fine except their hats are now too small after such great praise. 22. We ' ll just mention the fact that a Second Team Tournam ent was held in Gilbert. The Florence boys went over just for the ride. 26. Work on the Annual continues at a slow pace. MARCH 3. The student body was taken on an imaginary trip to Congress this morning. A few of the United States History students gave a very interesting debate on the Lease-Lend Bill, but they did- n ' t progress much faster than some of our Congressmen. 5. The Junior Class presented a preview of their play today at 12: 50. They are fine actresses and actors! 7. The Junior Class play was a success, and what a big success Congratulations cast. 8. Hard hitting Johnson put Hayden at a disadvantage today with a score of 8-0. 10. It ' s blue Monday for everyone except " Pa " Walker who recently received ten thousand dollars. Too bad it was only a class play, Jerry. 11. Dr. Wallace from Flagstaff will never know how much the seniors appreciated him. Thanks for encouraging our industrious and talented seniors to further their knowledge, and thanks still more for getting us out of class, 12. We get all the lucky breaks I We were entertained today by Mr. Wilson and the University Band, This made our band seem rather small, but just wait until it goes to college. 14. The sophomore party was postponed to March 21. Nice weather for ducks ' . 19. State Constitution tests. Those poor seniors get it from every side. 21, The sophomore party was a great success! The Ajo boys must visit us more often. 22. The Ajo team may have enjoyed the party, but the score of the baseball game was a little different The Gophers beat them 4- 2. 24. The Home Ec. II girls cooked and served complete dinners today. Each girl has gained at least three pounds after eating {Cather- ine ' s pies. 27. Mr. Allen was principle speaker this morning in assembly, which was called to make announcements. 28. A track-meet was held here today. It ' s too bad we ' re not in grammar school again. 31. Play practice; Miss Burgess is almost a nervous wreck, and she is only on the first act. APRIL 1. April Fool] The student body enjoyed a " Play Day " at the ex- pense of each other. The sophomores won with 68-| points. Coach says the ball team really took " Play Day " seriously, but didn ' t play hard enough to beat Casa Grande. 2, Today was spent in recooperating sore muscles resulting from " Play Day. " 8. The school had a very pleasant and quiet day. It was ditch day for the senior class and an attempt to ditch for about half of the juniors. 9. Mr. Allen and some of yesterday ' s ditching party held a confer- ence and had lunch on the campus. It ' s a shame all of us were not invited. 10. It was a close and hard fought game, but the Gophers finally defeated the Superior Panthers 4-3. 11. School vias dismissed today for our Easter vacation. 14. The freshman class held a picnic at the Chuck ' Vagon. Dancing, eating, and games furnished the evening ' s entertainment. A short assembly was called to make announcements. The Home Economics girls cooked again for the coaches, prin- cipals, and superintendents of the East Central District. 15. The score for the Mesa and Florence game was 2-2. 16. The senior class sponsored a movie " Land of Liberty " , to raise money for debts incurred last year and a senior party. 17. Our firet -day r f six weeks tests! 18. Tests again today. ' The baseball team and the F. F. A. band went to Tucson this afternoon to uphold Florence ' s name. 19. Florence is trounced by Tucson. The score was 4-1. 24. Junior Kid Day! Those juniors will never grow up, at least not from the way they looked today, 25. The Gophers played Scottsdale there. Y;hat a score J 26. Mr. Randall and his " Swingarues " played for the Willcox prom. Vie ' 11 be seeing the orchestra in the movies next, 29. 7fe were entertained today at 12:50 by the Men ' s Glee Club from Tempe . MAY 2. " Auntie ' s Money " , the senior play, was a very good funny bone tickler. This play was thoroughly enjoyed by all, 10. The nicest thing of the season — the never to be forgotten Prom J 16. The seniors are taking their last examinations today, 18. Examinations are over — what next? 25. Baccalaureate] Nothing could give the seniors a greater out- look on life with more hope and confidence, 26, Final grades, dancing, parties, and graduation but the sweetest and saddest of all are the goodbyes to our best friends — our classmates. r .» . " 1 Jf i JS - j A % Lt- - - dltt j ■y . q ( x cth . -o oS}f A JT£ SKA?H 2S l ie c _ c 7)Ur W - fe AuTOGKAfrJ , — — f . • ' ' » " " ' " , ■.J! 3 ' a ? v ; . AU " fO£i A?H s P fMfW cry £? -x L u - . j . !LAS ,,--4 " ' 2(lhsues u, 4 °f A j cM « r 4s r c jl ' 4iS ft

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