Trinidad High School - Wildcat Yearbook (Trinidad, CO)
- Class of 1941
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Text from Pages 1 - 54 of the 1941 volume:
Tam Ross, Supewivxl enclevnl Gif SQMGOQLS
For his genuine interest in the success of our class, his wise encour-
agement. and his whole-hearted support of all our undertakings, we are
deeply grateful to our superinten-dent, Dr. Ross.
Phocutcl of fclucalion
Because of their devotion to the cause of education and their interest
in the young people of our community, the Board of Education has offered
to all of us an opportunity for achievement and successfor which we are
deeply grateful. It is our hope that we may in the future justify their
unwavering faith in us.
Joseph W. Hawley, President
Bert C. Bulson, Vice-President
Clyde T. Harper
Franklin W. Jones
Gordon H. Rlowe
Thomas Hill, Treasurer
Luke Smith, Secretary, Business Manager
. .To our principal, Mr. Mertz, the class of '41 extends sincere appre-
ciation for his generous assistance in all our class activities. We shall
always remember his unfailing guidance in our scholastic efforts and his
friendly counsel in our moments of discouragement.
R. B. Mertz .....
Nina Anderson --
Letitia Brace ......
Clara Bunnell ---
Ysabel Cordova ....
Vinton Curry ---
Ruth Davis ..........
Constance de Boer
Ellen Donnelly ---
Frank Dowell ---
Elsie Dunkel .....
Grace Henderson ---
Carrie Lee Horn ....
Lucile Howell ....
Nell Hunt .........
Lois King .......
Steve Klasna ---
Mary Nash --7--- ----
--- Secretary, Principal's Office
--------- English, .Dramatics
. ........... Stenography
--- Homemaking, Related Art
---------- General Science, English
-------------- Biology, Psychology
---- Physical Education, Home Science
---- Secretary, Superintendent's Office
------------- English, Journalism
---------- Latin, English
------ ------------------- English
-- ......................... Mathematics
- - -- -- - - ---- Economics, Social Science
------ Mechanical Drawing, Mechanical Arts
United States History and Government
Oscar Palmquist --- ........................... Typewriting
Marshall Preston --- ...................... World History
Earl Powell .....
Harold Sohns ---
Mona Tyer ---
Jack Walton ....
Frank Whitney --
T. Z Williams ---
---------------- Music, Citizenship
------ Chemistry, Physics, Stagecraft
----------- Music Appreciation, Voice
--. Physical Education, Public Speaking
------------------ Woodwork, Lathe
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Saturday, May 3
J unior-Senior Promenade f
Saturday, May 17
C. F. W. C. Tea
for Senior Girls
Friday, May 23
'The Yankee King"
Thursday, May 29
Sunday, June 1
Thursday, June 5
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CLASS MOTTO-"We will find a path or make one."
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CLASS COLORS-Purple and White
President '40, Treasurer '41
"Full big of muscle and of bone was he.'
"Why, then, the world's my oyster,
Which I with sword will open."
"Music is well said to be the speech of
LESTER ROBERT SENA
"He pleases the world but cannot please
PEGGY AILEEN WEEDEN
Student Council '40
"Her cloak was in the fashion, I divined
CHARLES H. DINTELMAN
Cheer Leader '40
"The fashion wears out more apparel
than the man."
Cheer Leader '40, Secretary '41
"Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with
"Write me as one that loves his fellow-
"Nowhere so busy a man as he there was
And yet methought he seemed busier
than he was."
Student Council '41
"My only books
Were woman's looks
And fo11y's all they taught me."
Cheer Leader '41
"To be great is to be misunderstood."
' IU JAMES ARNOLD MURRAY
my ' Cheer Leader '41
9 ,lf , "Ah! why
Should life all labor be?"
"A learned and authentic fellow."
"A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays
and confident tomorrows."
"She is a bonny wee thing."
"Life is a jest and all things show it 3
I thought so once, but now I know it."
'Take him all in all, he is a good sort
"My Mary, kind and true!"
"Today, whatever may annoy,
The word for me is joy, just simple joy
"Self trust is the first secret of success.'
"Who mixed reason with pleasure,
and wisdom with mirth."
"A square-set man and honest."
"A moral, sensible, and well-bred man."
"It's good to be merry and wise."
"What is well done is done soon enough.
"The power of thought --the magic of
BEVERLY JEANNE BLACKWOOD
"I, thus neglecting worldly ends, all ded
To closeness and the bettering of my
"It is good to live and learn."
"A merrier man
Within the limit of becoming mirth
I never spent an hour's talk withal."
"That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as
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-"5 2 Lux:-".
"Two eyes as darkly bright as love's
"Of manners gentle, of affections mild."
"Your locks were like the raven."
"In joy he lived and would till life
"Persuasive speech and more persuasive
Silence that spoke, and eloquence of
The highest virtue, mother of them all."
CARL LOUIS CARDINALE
"Men of few words are the best of men!
"We may live without friendsg we may
live without books:
But civilized man cannot live without
"Of making many books there is no end."
"Her hair was a ruffled crest of gold."
PAUL EDWARD CLEMENTS
"I would have nobody to control me."
HELEN JOE OOBERLY
"By my troth, we good wits have much
to answer for."
" 'Fool!' said my muse to me,
'Look in thy heart and write'."
"Knowledge is power."
WILLA BELLE CREASE
"Nothing is impossible to a willing heart."
"I purpose to fight it out on this line,
if it takes all summer."
"Diligence is the mother of good luck."
ROBERT R. de ROUEN
"From the crown of his head to the sole of
his foot, he is all mirth."
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"The soul of music slumbers in the shell
Till waked and kindled by the master's
"Nothing succeeds like success."
CHARLES J. ELLIOTT
"Cheerful at morn, he wakes from short
Breasts the keen air, and carols as
RICHARD BERNARD ESPINOZA
"A pleasing countenance is no slight
"Great thoughts come from the heart."
ROSE MARIE FERRANTI
"Sober, steadfast, and demuref'
"A man in all the world's new fashion
"Laugh and be merry, remember, better
the world with a song."
BUDDY EUGENE FRANCH
"He wa.s a very perfect gentle knight."
"Thoughts are mightier than strength
WALLACE L. FREDERICK
"Stolen sweets are best."
'fA face with gladness overspreadf'
"Whate'er he did was done with so much
In him alone 'twas natural to p1ease."
"On with the dance! let joy be unconfinedg
No sleep till morn."
"It is good to be out on the road,
and going one knows not where,
Going through meadow and village,
one knows not whither nor why."
"The world is large when weary leagues
Two loving hearts divide."
"High-erected thoughts seated in the
heart of courtesy."
VVILLIAM HENRY GARNER
"His nature is too noble for the worldg
He would not flatter Neptune for his
Or Jove for's power to thunder."
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"Elysian beauty, melancholy grace
Brought from a pensive, though a happy
"He trudged along unknowing what he
And whistled as he went for want of
"His locks were curly as if laid in press."
"I am the very pink of courtesy."
"A proper man as one shall see."
"Let knowledge grow from more to more!
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"Tying her bonnet under her chin,
She tied her raven ringlets in."
"The reward of a thing well done is to
have done it."
DOROTHY LEE GRIGGS
"The fairest garden in her looks, A
And in her mind the wisest booksf'
IDA IRENE GROSSO
"Of a noble, modest nature."
"Gentle of speech, beneficent of mind."
"Ornament of a meek and-,quiet spirit."
"The lion is not so fierce as painted."
"A flattering painter who made it his care
To draw men as they ought to be, not
as they are."
"Reproof on her lips but a smile in her
"Handsome is that handsome does."
"The gift of fascination, the power to
charm when, where, and whom she
"The mildest manners with the bravest
"I will sit down, but there will come a
time when you will hear me."
MARY J. HRVATIN
"She will always do her duty well."
"Life is not so short but that there is
always time enough for courtesy."
"Her eyes are homes of silent prayer."
ROSE ANN IUPPA
"Her modest looks the cottage might adorn
Sweet as the pr-imrose peeps beneath
"Ready of speech, in courtesy not slack."
"Be good, sweet maid, and let who will
WALTER EVERETT KUTA
"Sing away sorrow, cast away care."
"He may pass for a wise man."
"She is pretty to walk with
And witty to talk with
And pleasant too to think on."
WILLA MAE LO'I'I'
"I say the world is lovely
And that loveliness is enough."
"He was a burning and a. shining light.
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SUSANA MADRID V
"Fine art' is that in which the hand, the
head, and the heart go together."
"As good-natured a soul as e'er trod
on shoe of leather."
"Young fellows will be young fellows."
"A pleasant, quiet sort of person."
"She is a winsome wee thing."
"A good reputation is more valuable
"What he has he gives:
What he thinks he shows."
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful
"Oh, I am stabbed with laughter."
"Her friends, they are manyg
Her foes-are there any ?"
As one who fed on poetry."
"Much can be made of a Scotchman
If he be caught young."
"Faint heart never won fair lady."
"Not one word spake he further than
DOROTHY MCINTO SH
" I have no other but a woman's reasong
I think him so because I think him so."
"Thy modesty is a candle to thy merit."
VIRGINIA LEIGH McPHERRON
"Her voice was ever soft, gentle, and
, low, an excellent thing in woman."
"The man that blushes is not quite a
"Thought is deeper than all speech."
"And her mind it moved quite swiftly
As she talked and laughed with you."
"I awoke one morning and found myself
"Who first invented work, and bound the
And holiday-rejoicing spirit down?"
"People that make puns are like wanton
boys that put coppers on the railroad
"I am sure care's an enemy to life."
"A man that hath friends must show
EDWARD DANA ORTH
"Sentimentally I am disposed to harmony.
"Whatever skies above me, here's a
heart for every fate."
"Rome was not built in one day."
JOHN PAOLINO '
"One vast, substantial smile."
"I find you want me to furnish you with
argument and intellect too."
"One day in the country
Is worth a month in town."
"The anger of lovers renews the strength
"Two heads are better than one."
"Continual cheerfulness is a sign of
"I am a great friend of public amusements
for they keep people from vice."
"Thick as the stars at night when the
moon is down,
Pleasures assail him."
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"Defend me from my friends 5 I can defend
myself from my enemies."
CARRIE GLENN PIERSON
"Her very frowns are fairer far
Than smiles of other maidens are."
JOAN KATHLEEN PLANCARTE
"All who saw admired 5
Courteous and gentle, though retired."
"The mind's the standard of the man."
"Learning has its value."
'4She that was ever fair and never proud,
Had tongue at will and yet was never
NORMA JEAN REEVES
"She Wears the rose of youth upon her!
PAULIN E RIGGIO
"She has fulfilled every duty, certainly
that of being pleasant."
MEDORA ALICE RYBURN
"My own thoughts A
Are my companions."
"He hath a sense of humor."
"If I cannot do great things,
I can do
small things in a great way."
MARTHA LOUISE SAVAGE
"Where did you get your eyes
"Out of the skies as I came
so blue ?"
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LESLIE LORIN SAYRE, Jr.
"He knew what is what."
"He has a mania for chasing gloom."
"I am not a politician, and my other
habits are good."
"Infinite riches in a little room."
CARL JOE SHARITS
"Be silent and safe--silence never
"I am monarch of all I survey:
My right there is none to dispute."
THOMAS SHELL .
"What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?"
"Little there was his quick eyes noted not
Those eyes that gleamed like coals
beneath the pot."
"He is not in the roll of common men."
"He was so generally civil that nobody
thanked him for it."
"A spirit so still and quiet."
"A daughter of the gods, divinely tall."
"He does it with a grace, but I do it
JUNE SPAHR .
"For all was conscience, all was tender
". . . I will not retreat a single inch,
and I will be heard."
"I oft have heard defended,
Little said is soonest mended."
Was dukedom large enough."
HARRY E. TAYLOR
"Unthinkin idle wild and oun
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l laugh'd and danc'd and talk'd and sung."
"In her tongue is the law of kindness."
WILLIAM THOMAS THOMPSON
"Stately and tall he moves in the hall,
The chief of a thousand for grace."
"There was a laughing devil in his sneer
"Her hair is not more sunny than her
"Whatever you do, do wisely, and think
of the consequences."
"A maiden never' bold, so still and quiet."
"A little man of some note."
"He was fresh and full of faith that
something would turn up."
"A flower of meekness on a stem of
"Every man is like the company he is
wont to keep."
"His conduct still right, with his argument
"A merry heart is good medicine."
For the apparel oft proclaims the man!
AMELIA IRENE WELCH
"She doeth little kindnesses
Which most leave undone, or despise."
"I do not hunger for a well-stored mindg
I only wish to live my life, and find
My heart in unison with all mankind."
"I have always preferred cheerfulness to
"She is charming to talk to-full of
wisdom-rich in information."
"It's the song ye sing and the smile ye
That's making the sun shine everywhere
"I climb the hilly from end to end
Of all the landscape underneath,
I find no place that does not breathe
Some gracious memory of my friend."
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' ' .... Dorothy Lee Griggs
Sports Editor .... ........
Assistant ................... - ,...,. Alfreld Bailey
---- Miss Niall Hunt
--------------------------------- Mr. T. Z Williams
Margaret Bergamo, Neil Bodwell, Catherine Briggs, Lee Choate, Donald
Clamp, Mary Cross, Robert de Rouen, Buddy Franch, Jean Hainllen, Ralph
Hanson, Lois Hunter, Veronica Long, Willa Mae Lott, Stella Martinez,
Elaine Miner, Mary Moya, Virginia McPherron, Paul Nelson, Phyllis Nic-
coli, Shirle Parsons, Teresa Perry, Eleanor Phelps, Laurice Saliba, Louise
Savage, Harry Sayre, Leslie Sayre, Philip Schneider, Morton Swetnam,
Christine Tafoya, Robert Tatum, John Toliver, Annabelle Vigil, Peggy
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Weeden, Irene Welch, Ralph Werden, Betty Wolcott, Mary iza e
Dorothy Lee Griggs
Andrew Alfonso, Eugene Alpert, Carl Amari, Sam Amato, Paul Angelo, Nettie Anselmo,
Bennie Arguello, Bob Arraj, Anthony Baratono, Nick Benich, Bob Bennett, Ludvick Bergoch,
Ella Bernall, LeRoy Biava, Dorothy Blocker, Nona Rae Bodwell, Minnie Bonacquista, Eugene
Bracco, Jim Browning, Billy Neil Bryning, Ray Cahill, Doris Carnes, George Cassa., John Cas-
taldi, Ralph Castillo, Beatrice Chisum, Lee Choate, Hyacinth Ciddio, Nina Jean Copp, Helen Ber-
niece Corley, Jerrye Corley, Eleanor Courtney, Maureen Cresto, Bob Danielson, June Daugherty,
Jennie Dighera, Tony Dighera, Florence Di Paolo, Mary Rose Di Paolo, June Doak, Jim Draper,
Sarah Duran, Tony Duran, Katherine Eastman, Mary Essres, Befldeane Franch, Nellie Marie
Frisbie, Geraldine Gahm, Margaret Giamarvo, Minnie Gonzales.
William Fatur, Mario Ferrari, Alvin Ferraro, John Gabaldon, Robert Gagliardi, Carmel Gar-
lutzo, Charles Gonzales, Manuel Gonzales, Sarah Gonzales, Jack Gordon, Margaret Gorman, June
Gourdin, Minnie Grando, Guinevere Griggs, Charles Gum, Dora Gurule, Manuel Gurule, Ros-
abel Guiterrez, Mabel Haines, James Hainlen, Eddie Hamlin, Frank Harenberg, Raymond Hart,
Lowell Hatfield, Bill Haxby, Constance Herling, Joseph Herrera, Bob .Honeycutt, Thomas
Hughes, Vernelle Hunn, Charles Jackson, Howard Jenkins, Howard Jennlson, D. J. Johnson,
Estella Johnson, George Jones, Betty Keyes, Emma Kezele, Mildred Knox, Angelyn Konu-
gres, Catherine Koonsman, Virginia Lambkins, Margiann Leary, Matilda Lopez, Leatha, Ann
Luksich, Betty Lee Mabry, Bette Maes, Ruby Maestas, Betty Marsh, Betty June May.
Walter Jost, Lawrence Juliano, James Karr, Matt Krumpotich, Jack Langowski, Charles
Long, Alexander Lopez, Sam Lucero, Ernest Malovich, Joe Malovich, Johnnie Mantelli, Ru-
dolph Marinseck, Raymond Martinez, Jack Mason, John Meagher, Corinne Medina, Ed Milose-
vich, Nick Milosevich, Joe Modica, George Morse, Bill McDougall, Dick McLaren, Shirley Mykle-
bust, Eleanor McC1ain, Andrew Niccolli, Laura Niccoli, Mary Margaret Noel, Geraldine Nolan,
Irene Norman, Emily Norris, John O'Donnell, James Oleskevich, Esther Ortega, Francis Or-
tega, Willa Belle Petrucci, Frances Poglianich, Lucille Richards, Mary Madeline Rios, Mary Ris-
inger, Lorraine Roddy, Betty Rowland, Marcella Rowland, Anne Ruiz, Corinne Sanchez, Cora
Sandoval, Alice Santistevan, Pauline Santos, Jane Sawaya, Rosemarie Scariano.
Aldo Oss, Ralph Oss, Algie Pacini, Paul Plaster, Harlan Powledge, Frank Reck, Bill Red-
path, Abe Renner, Jim Richardi, John Riggs, Victor Royval, Wilbur Savage, John Sawaya,
John Sefcik, Rose Serafino, Alice Serna, Colleen Shell, Margaret Shew, Jean Shomer, Laura
Short, Edith Siegfried, Afllen Simpson, Billy Smith, Josephine Spicola, Sam Tapia, Mildred Tay-
lor, Catherine Teague, Veora Thomas, Harold To wndrow, Julia Trujillo, Dorothy Jane Vaiana
Henry Valentine, Joe Vallejos, Mary Veltri, Antoinette Vera, Bernice Vigil, Teva Vigil, Virginia
Vigil, Marie Vilotti, Elden Walker, Charlotte Ward, June Ruth Ward, Christine West, Bob
lglieeler, Ralph Workman, Mary Elizabeth Wright, Louise Zancanelli, Frank Zappanti, Bill
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"The Yankee King," an entertaining comedy, was chosen for presentation by the class of
'41, The plot concerns the strange dream of Pa Hinkle, a hen-peeked husband. In his dream
Pa becomes the king of a European country, Laurania. The adventures of Pa and his family
come fast and furiously, with hilarious and si-de-splitting complications. .
The interesting group of characters includes Pa Hinkle, a middle-aged Yankee, played by Bob
Tatum, Ma Hinkle, his wife, played by Catherine Briggs, Marian and Wilbur, the younger gener-
ation of the Hinkle household, played by Wanda Chenoweth and Buddy Franchg Wayne Douglas,
a young aviator engaged to Marian, enacted by Paul Nelson, Stephen Kruger, Prime Minister
of Laaurania, a role played by Bob de Rouen, Oswald Mahler, Councilor, in reality Jack Duren,
Melissa Destinn, the Secretary of ,War, enacted by Jean Cunniffg the Duchess Augusta of
Schaffwig Loehoe, enacted by Peggy Weedeng Julia, the Duchess Augusta's daughter, enacted
by Norma Jean Reeves, Leon and Emery, courtiers, played by Dana Orth and Leslie Sayre,
Wanda, an artist's model, actually June Spahrg Page One and Page Two, two attractive ings,
played by Wanda Patterson and Laurice Saliba. The cast is under the excellent direction of 'ss
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The Student Council had a busy year in 1940-41. Activities sponsored by this repre-
sentative group .of students included the homecoming events, torchlight parades, the Peanut-
Bowl classic, and after-school student dances.
A delegation of ten members was sent to the South-Central League Student Council conven-
tion in Pueblo in the fall. The spring meeting of this association of councils was held in Trinidad
on April 26. The theme of the convention was "The Role of the High School in National De-
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Directed by Mr. Earl Powell, the Trinidad High School Band again this year participated in
pep assemblies, maneuvered on the football field and in the downtown district, led by clever
drum majors and twirling majorettes, and performed in concert appearances for the public.
Inaugurating a campaign to raise money for new band uniforms, the Band Parents' Associa-
tion presented "Swallow," the magician, and sponsored the film, "Land of Liberty," at the West
Clirnaxing a successful year, the band competed for honors with other high school bands
at the annual music festival at Pueblo.
The Chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Mona G. Tyer, has had a full an-d most inter-
esting calendar. Of great interest were the musical programs presented in assembly for teach-
ers and students. Several concerts were presented during the school year which were largely
attended by the general public. l
The very colorful and interesting Christmas concert won high praise. Eor the past two T
years the Trinidad and Raton School choruses have had exchange programs, and this year, as
formerly, these events proved most interesting and successful.
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The T. H. S. Orchestra has been steadily progressing for many years g this year with con-
cert and other public appearances, the members have enjoyed a very busy and successful season.
Early in the year a public concert was presented, and in December the orchestra joined
the chorus in a Christmas concert. It supplied incidental music for the junior play, the career
conference, and the senior play during the latter part of the year.
A new activity in Trinidad High School this year is the Girls' Choir, sponsored by Mrs. Mona
Tyer. The programs given throughout the year have shown that this newly organized band of
singers is rapidly taking its place among the worth-while extra-curricular activities of the
school. The choir appeared in the Christmas concert, the Raton program, and the Pueblo-
Trinidad spring festival.
The year of 1940-41 was a successful one for the Hi-Y club of Trinidad. The outstanding
event was the Older Boys' Conference held in Denver. Another delightful occasion was the
Father-Mother-Son banquet in April, the success of which was largely due to the generous
efforts of Mrs. Whitney.
The induction services were outstanding. For the first time since the club was organized,
a. part of this service was made public.
Moving picture programs furnished entertainment throughout the year, one such program
being offered the entire student body in general assembly.
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Maytime in all its glory was beautifully portrayed in the high gchool gymnasium one
lovely evening in May, 1941, by some very clever juniors under the direction of Miss Horn,
class sponsor, and Jim Browning, Prom committee chairman.
Huge May baskets filled to the brim with colorful spring flowers decorated the four cor-
ners, making a very lovely scene. '
The Prom this year was an event that will long be remembered by both juniors and sen-
When the Future Homemakers' Club was organized in Colorado last year, Trinidad High
was among those schools that organized units. This club is made up of those girls who are
interested in the art of homemaking, and is under the leadership of Miss Ruth Davis. The
purpose of the organization is to develop qualities for leadership among the members and to
encourage interest in all phases of home improvement. ? H C
For excellent entertainment the junior play was- most outstanding. The large cast of
twenty-four members under the direction of Miss Brace cleverly depicted the life of typical
high-school students and teachers in the play, "What A Life," a light comedy presented to
students and the general public in the high school auditorium on November 29, 1940.
l For several years the Trinidad High School chapter of Girl Reserves was an important or-
ganization, and after temporary inactivity during last year, has been reorganized under the
sponsorship of Mrs. Elsie Dunkel. During the spring months the girls have enjoyed an inter-
esting social calendar.
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Trinidad High in 1941 made itself well known in debating circles throughout the state.
The first team, composed of Walter Heap, John Abrums, Jack Duren, and Bob Tatum, partici-
pated in forty-six inter-scholastic debates.
On the question, "Resolved: That the Powers of the Federal Government Should Be In-
creased," Trinidad representatives debated with seventeen schools. Teams were entered in six
meets in different parts of the state. The high lights of the year included a district meet at Col-
orado Springs and a three-day meet at Boulder. Trinidad reached the semi-finals on the former
occasion and received a rating of excellent at the state meet.
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Under the tutelage of Coach Jack Walton the 1941 Trinidad Hi football team enjoyed a
more than successful year.
Led by nine senior lettermen, the Miners won eight games, lost one, tied one, and scored
227 points to their opponents' 44.
The most outstanding victory of the year was the defeat of the Rebels, a well-coached
team from South Denver. The Miners were outweighed twenty pounds to the man, but
they turned their larger and very worthy foes back to gain a well-earned victory, 14-7 .
The season reached its climax on Thanksgiving Day, when the Miners played Pueblo Cen-
tenniall for the conference championship. The Miners fought gamely, but were unable to eke
out a victory. Although they were defeated 13-7, the game marked the end of one of the
best seasons in the football history of Trinidad High School.
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Com ting against other South Central Iueague teams, the 1940 Miner Cross Country team
won indiwqtdual first and fifth places, to tie with Colorado Springs for second 1n team honors.
Ernest Martinez won first place in the gruelling two-mile event.
The 1941 track team is composed of veterans who performed excellently in every
meet. The team took part in the Pueblo Invitational, the Trinidad Junior College Invitation-
al, the Conference Meet, and the State Meet. The senior veterans are Fred Shew and Al Bailey
in the Weights, Jim Murray, Paul Nelson, and Bob Gurule in the low hurdles, Jim Murray
and Paul Nelson in the high hurdles, and Nelson in the high jump. Fred Shew, Jim Murray,
Paul Nelson, and John Niccoli have lettered three times, Bob Gurule has lettered twice, A1-
fred Bailey, once. All in all, these athletes made up a very successful team.
That annually recurrent day of open hostility between the seniors and the teachers of Trin-
idad High School the day of the Senior Faculty basketball game, was very gratifying to the sen-
iors For the first time in the four year history of this "Peanut Bowl" classic, the seniors won.
The class of 41 will go down on the pages of history and on the "Old Shaving Mug" trophy as
Although Wrestling has not been of-
ficially recognized among the minor
sports of T. H. S., the mat-men have
done much this year to promote inter-
est in this phase of the athletic pro-
gram, and it will probably soon take its
place among the popular activities of
T. H. S. Coached by Mr. Fred Stone,
four wrestlers, Harold Norris, Bob Gu-
rule, and Alfred Bailey, seniors, and
Eugene Alpert, a junior, formed the
The newly formed ski team, led by Dick Mc-
Laren, a transfer from Grand Lake, madeaa fine
showing at the State High School Ski Meet. Two
other contestants, Jack and Frank Mason, assisted
in winning fourth place for the team, and McLaren
gained fame by winning the individual skier's cham-
pionship trophy. Mr. Fred Stone, the coach, hopes
skiing will become a bigger and better sport in T. H.
S. and that next year members of the fairer sex will
participate in the exciting program.
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The 1941 tennis team, including one member of the 1940 state championship team and
several other good players, had a very successful season under the skillful coaching of
"Swede" Palmquist. Led by Lester Sena, a veteran of three years and one of last year's cham-
pions, the Trinidad Hi racquet wielders won high standing in all of their matches.
The Trinidad High School golf squad, under the direction of Jack 4Walton, has again
completed a very successful year.
Competing in two conference meets in Pueblo, one state meet on the Broadmoor course
in Colorado Springs, and one on their home course, they upheld the high prestige won by
former Trinidad High School golfers.
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The G. A. A. has very successfully completed its fifth year of activity. Intra-mural tour-
naments in volleyball, basketball, baseball, darts, deck tennis, and tennis were held. Inter-
class tournaments Were added this year to the list of activities. For the second time Trinidad
Won the pennant for the state basketball-shooting contest.
Officers for the past year included Phyllis Niccoli, president, Marjorie McIntyre, vice-pres-
identg Eleanor Phelps, secretaryg Medora Ry burn, librarian.
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