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AS THE twice is BEM...
Digging into the musty archives of Victor Valley Union
High School and poring over yellowed pages of former an-
nuals, we find that the first yearbook was printed back in the
days before the lawn was planted, when Dr. Francis was prin-
cipal, in the year l926.
The first joshua Tree, edited by Margaret'Farley, shovqed an
impressive array of seventeen graduates.
For the next three years the annual was discontinued be-
cause of a lack of financial support.
Bill Payette was the editor of the second joshua Tree, pub-
lished in l93O. lt contained the first page devoted to Big Bear
and three pages of snaps.
The third yearbook was edited by Charles Wondra. Big Bear
High School wandered slightly and we' found its picture over
a write-up about play day.
In the next book, 1932, we find Big Bear back in its right-
ful place. Ray McAllister was the editor, and it was the only
annual to have a riddle page with the answers in the back of
ln i932-33 the Board was forced to remove its support,
so Isabelle Ridley, the editor, and her staff put in many hours
of hard work typing the pages and hand-painting the divisions.
No debts, anyhow!
ln 1934 Miss Nelson was made advisor and the Annual
really began to become a book of which we could be proud.
This yearbook, edited by Myrle Black, was the first to have
a definite theme-Progress. The division pages were novel
and a strip of baby pictures made it very interesting. This
annual was financed with difficulty, but even though it con-
tained only forty-eight pages, it was a real annual.
The next annual, the seventh, added ten pages, and with
Alva johanson as editor was memorable for its unusual history
theme and division pages matching the cover.
The staff is justly proud of this year's joshua Tree. lt has
been increased past its original size and now contains sixty-
eight pages. lt has a cloth cover and the theme traces the
development of our school.
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The worried, tired expressions on the faces of Rosalis Dunham, Editor, and
Margery Stevens, Assistant Editor, vouch for the hours of work they have
put in on this year's Annual. Kemper Campbell, ably assisted by Art Lunce-
ford, secured more ads this year than our yearbook has ever had before.
Ernie Adams, News Editor, and his assistant, Earl Kollender, ransacked Mr.
Moon's office for material on the early history of our school, and Barbara
Barry demanded that all write-ups be turned in promptly or . . . The art
work was ably handled by Irvin Saul, Art Editor, and his assistants, Betty C-ay
Webb, Ann Rivers, and Mary Dunham.
And those snappy sports write-ups--credit for them goes to Dorothy Miller,
Lawrence Swartzbaugh, and Harold McAllister.
There's not an alumnus but what Betty lean Crawford knows his pedigree,
address, and hobby. just read the Alumni News!
The accomplishments of the Seniors have been well chronicled by Frank
Rivers, Virginia Wilson, Louise Arnold, and joyce Eagleton.
Our historian has been Billy Vernon, don't fail to read his clever calendar.
And, of course, among the ones deserving plenty of credit are the unfor-
tunate typists, Martin Willson and Louise Arnold, who have typed and re-
typed page after page of copy. just imagine-every letter in this Annual had
to first be spaced out on a typewriter!
Those jokes you're going to chuckle over were submitted by Robert Brugge
and Granville Reed, joke Editors.
And as you read and enjoy this Annual thank Dorothy Broad and her
efficient corps of salesmen for talking you into buying itl
MISS NELSON ROSALIS DUNHAM MARC-ERY STEVENS KEMPER CAMPBELL
Advisor Editor Assistant Editor Business Manager
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