Litchfield High School - Wickiup Yearbook (Litchfield Park, AZ)
- Class of 1954
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Text from Pages 1 - 122 of the 1954 volume:
Litchfield High School
Litchfield Park, Arizona
In l9l6 the Goodyear Tire 84 Rubber Company established
a farm at what is now Litchfield Park, Arizona. At Litchfield
Park, an important part of the development of agriculture in
the sandy desert of Arizona has taken place. ln order to operate
a farming project such as this, a great number of people were
necessary. It was only natural that a school be built to accom-
modate the children of these pioneers of Arizona agriculture.
ln l9l8 the people established an elementary unit. Ten years
later the growing number of high school students made it nec-
essary to add a high school to the school system. Meanwhile,
several interesting agricultural experiments already had been
undertaken on the Goodyear ranch in crop rotation and cattle
feeding, and the possibilities of farm mechanization in the fu-
ture were intriguing. Along with the further development and
expansion of the farm, was the enlargement of the townsite,
Litchfield Park. Pleasant homes were built and maintained by
the Goodyear Company and a shopping district for the conven-
ience of the residents of Litchfield Park and the surrounding
areas was constructed. Since the era of automobiles was not
yet thriving in Arizona the lives of the people were given to
their work, their homes, and the school.
Each of these three major developments, Goodyear Farms,
Litchfield Park, and the Litchfield Park Schools, have made a
large contribution to one another.
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LITCHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
P. W. LITCHFIELD
FOUNDER AND BUILDER OF THE
TOWN OF LITCHFIELD
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
C, C, HALL, PRESIDENT
E. R. MORRIS K. B. McMICKEN
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AIR VIEW OF LITCHFIELD PARK
Litchfield High School is in the right foreground, Wigwam Hotel, a famous resort, just
above, and the Wigwam Golf Course in the upper right. The upper left corner shows a por-
tion of the airport, Left center gives a view of the Goodyear Farms office and vast mainte-
nance shops. Directly in the middle is the business section and in the foreground can be
seen a portion of the residential area. Litchfield Road runs North through the center.
MR. K. B. McMlCKEN
The staff of the Wickiup dedicates this i954
issue to the person who has given so much time
and energy to the development and welfare of
Litchfield High School during his continuous
thirty year's service as member of the Litch-
field School Board, Mr. K. B. McMicken, Presi-
dent of the Board of Trustees.
Mr. Paul W. Litchfield
Founder of Litchfield Park
Litchfield Park, Arizona was founded in 1916
by the Goodyear Tire 81 Rubber Company. The
town and farm were carved out of the desert in
order to supply America with long staple cotton.
Mr. Paul W. Litchfield, then a young executive
of the company, was the man behind the Good-
year Farms operation that turned the desert into
productive land. Mr. Litchfield, at the present
time is chairman of the board of directors of the
Goodyear Tire Z9 Rubber Company.
Management of Goodyear is centered around
Mr. Kenneth B. McMicken, vice president and
general manager, who joined the company in
1918. Mr. Mclvlicken is a farmer by choice, he
has been a lifetime soil conservationist and crop
rotation and area farming expert,
Goodyear Farms Office at Litch-
field Park, hub of the 16,000
acre proving ground for new
farm equipment and experi-
ments to improve the technol-
ogy of farming,
Dr. R. K. Hilton
Mr. K. B. McMicken
Mr. G. H. Reismann
Miss Nelda Randall
Mr. A. L. Tidwell
Mr. L. W. Pierce
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Mrs. Frances Amabisca
Arizona State College at Tempe
University ot Michigan
Guidance, Spanish, Commerce
Senior Class Sponsor
Business Advisor, Wickiup
Mr. Norman R. Borg
Arizona State College at Flagstaff
Colorado State College ot Education
Advisor, Desert Howl, Wickiup
Sponsor, Senior Class
Mr. Charles Ellsworth
Arizona State College at Tempe
Mechanical Drawing, Math, Shop
Coach, Basketball, Baseball
Miss Emma Hundhausen
University of Missouri
Washington University, St. Louis
Study Hall, Library
Mrs. Juanita Jamison
University of lowa
Arizona State College at Tempe
Junior Class Sponsor
Mr. Gerard Kaye
Texas Christian University
lllinois Institute of Technology
University of Colorado
University of Wisconsin
Southern Methodist University
Junior Class Sponsor
Mrs. Merylen Laird
Denison University, Ohio
Juliard Conservatory of Music,
Columbia University, New York
Mr. Tony Komadina
Arizona State College at Tempe
Physical Education, Science, Coach
Boys' Alliance and "L" Club Advisor
Mrs. Kathryn Martinson
Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, Minnesota-English,
Declamation, Study Hall,
Junior Class Sponsor
Mrs. Ann Neff
Denison University, Granville, Ohio
Miami University in Ohio
Ohio State University
English, Junior Class Sponsor
Mrs. Billie Jean Pavlich
Arizona State College, Flagstaff
Physical Education, Biology
Girls' League Advisor, Girls' Counselor
Mr. Ivan D. Quass
Grenville College, Illinois
University ot Nebraska
Social Science, Commerce
Sponsor of Sophomore Class
Miss Betty Sullivan
Arizona State College at Tempe
Sponsor F.H.A., 4-H
Mr. Willard Tolman
Drury College, Missouri
Arizona State College at Tempe
University of Arizona
Miss Marie Valenzuela
St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix
Tests students' hearing, sight,
and weight. Checks on illness.
Mr. Keith A. West
Washington State College
Utah State College
Science, Math, Guidance
Assistant Coach, Football
Sponsor, Freshman Class
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Mrs. Hazel Kriese and Mrs. Helen Donaldson serving a
nutritious nooneday meal at the school cafeteria.
Custodians: John Dobson and Gilbert Donaldson.
Students and athletic teams are chauffeured by Frank
Bruesch and M. B. Webb.
Mr. Webb, assisted by Frank Bruesch, repairing Bus
One of the ways the
Senior Class raises money
to publish the Wickiup
is selling candy at ball
The Senior Class sponsored a Christmas party Jack Pierce admires the special radio given him
for a former class-mate, Jack Pierce, at his by the faculty and Senior Class of L.H.S.
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS:
Mary Alice Morales,
ARVIZU, TONY-Boys' Alliance I, 2, 3, 4, Football
3, 4, Basketball 2, Wickiup Staff 4, April Frolics I,
2, 3, 4, Honor Roll I.
BARNETT, BILLY-Baseball I, 2, 3, Basketball I, 2,
3, Football Manager I, 2, 3, 4, Vice President Boys'
Alliance 3, Vice President Student Body 4, Vice Presi-
dent Class 4, Chorus Activities I, 2, 3, April Frolics
King 3, 4, April Frolics Captain 4, Track 3, Sports
Night 2, 3, 4, Honor Roll 4, Alternate for Boys'
State 3. 0 BARNETT, JACKSON--Football I, 2, 3,
4, Basketball 2, 3, 4, Baseball I, 2, 3, 4, Boys' Al-
liance President 4, Chorus Activities I, 2, 3, Spanish
Award 3, L. Club 2, 3, 4, April Frolics I, 2, 3, 4,
Christmas Pageant I, 2, 3, 4, Student Council 4,
Basketball Manager I, Sports Night I, 2, 3.
BROWN, PATRICIAaTranster from Peoria High
School, Peoria, Arizona, Tennis Team 4, Captain Girls'
"A" Vollyball Team 4, Captain April Frolics 3, 4,
April Frolics Queen 3, 4, Girls' League 3, 4, Christmas
Pageant 4, Music Night 4, Chorus 4, Honor Roll 3, 4.
O CALKINS, GLENN-Basketball I, 2, 3, 4, April
Frolics I, 2, 3, 4, Christmas Pageant I, 2, 3, 4,
Chorus I, 2, 3, 4, Music Night I, 2, 3, L, Club 4.
CALLAN, ROBERTAfChorus I, 2, Christmas Pageant
I, 2, 3, 4, Girls' League I, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. President
3, Music Night I, 2, Music Festival I, Honor Roll I,
4, Girls' State 3, Wickiup Business Manager 4, Class
Secretary 2. I COOR, LADDIE-Class President I, 2,
3, Student Body President 4, Honor Roll I, 2, 3, 4,
Student Council I,2,3,4, Football I, 2, 3, 4, All Con-
ference Team Football I, 2, Baseball I, 2, 3, 4, Desert
Howl Co-Editor 4, State Oratorical Winner 4, Band I,
2, 3, 4, Band President 2, L Club 2, 3, 4, Student
Council Convention I, 2, 3, 4, Salutatorian.
COZARD, MARILYN-Girls' League l, 2, 3, 4, April
Frolics l, 2, 3, Chorus l, 2, 3, Christmas Pageant
l, 2, 3, Music Night l, 2, 3, Music Festival l, F.H.A.
l, 2, 3,
GAEFCKE, DOROTHY-Band l, 2, 4, Christmas Pag-
eant l, 3, 4, Chorus l, Sports Night 2, Tennis 3, 4,
Co-Editor Desert Howl 4, F.H.A. Treasurer 3, F.H.A.
President 4, F.H.A. Convention 2, Girls' League Con-
vention 2, Cheerleader 2, 3, 4, Salad Bowl Princess
4, Winter Fantasy Attendant 3, 4, Honor Roll l. 0
GALINDO, AL-Baseball l, 2, 3, Basketball l, 2, 3,
4, Football 2, 3, 4, Boys' Alliance Secretary 3, L.
Club Secretary 3, Christmas Pageant l, 2, 3, 4,
April Frolics l, 2, 3, 4, Boys' Alliance Vice President
HAMRICK, DAVID-Transfer from Sulphur Springs
High School, Texas, Football 3, 4, L. Club 4, Wickiup
Staff 4, Christmas Pageant 3, April Frolics 3, 4,
Boys' Alliance 3. 4. O HARDEMAN, BEA-Girls'
League Representative 2, Music Festival l, April
Frolics l, 2, 3, 4, Honor Roll l, Typing Award 3,
HESS, SUE-Chorus l, 2, 3, April Frolics Captain l,
Christmas Pageant 4, Girls' League l, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A.
Treasurer 4, Music Festival l, Desert Howl Staff 4,
Music Night l, 2, 3, Wickiup Staff 4, Tennis Team
4, Sports Night 2, Chorus l, 2, 3, Volleyball Team 4.
I HORTON, LAWRENCE-Baseball l, Basketball l,
2, 4, L. Club 2, 3, 4, Honor Roll l, 2, 3, 4, Radio
Club l, 2, Boys' Alliance l, 2, 3, 4, Sports Night l,
2, 4, April Frolics l, 2, 3, 4.
JIMENEZ, MANUEL-Football l, 2, 35 Basketball l,
2, 35 Baseball l, 2, 35 Boys' Alliance Convention 25
Boys Alliance l, 2, 3, 45 Christmas Pageant l, 2, 35
April Frolics l, 2, 3, 45 Wickiup Staff 45 Desert Howl
Staff 35 Sports Night 2, 3, 45 First .l.V. All State
Team 25 L. Club 2.
JOHNS, DAVID4- Boys' State 35 Class President 45
Boys' Alliance President 35 First Team W.C. District
Football 45 Second Team All State Football 45 Hon-
orable Mention Basketball 45 Football l, 2, 3, 45
Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Tennis 3, 45 President Radio
Club 35 Student Council 3, 45 Winter Fantasy Attend-
ant 3, 45 Sports Editor Desert Howl 45 Wickiup Staff
45 L Club President 3. O KILLIP, RUSSEL-Boys'
State 35 Class Vice President 2, 35 Music Camp Schol-
arship 35 Honor Roll l, 2, 3, 45 Music Night l, 2,
3, 45 Christmas Pageant l, 2, 3, 45 Declamation
Contest 45 Octette 45 National Honor Society Con-
vention 35 Music Festival l.
LEONARD, DOROTHY-Transfer from Dilley High
School, Texas. Chorus 45 Girls' League 45 April Frolics
4. 0 LUDLOW, ROBERT-Student Body Business
Manager 45 Tennis 2, 35 Baseball l5 Basketball l, 2,
35 Band l, 45 Christmas Pageant 35 Music Festival l5
Desert Howl Assistant Editor and Business Manager
45 Wickiup Advertising Salesman 45 Honor Roll l, 3,
MANNING, LA VONNA--Majorette 45 Pom Pon Girl
45 Girls' League Council 35 California Convention 35
Band l, 2, 45 Chorus l, 2, 35 F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 45
Christmas Pageant l, 35 April Frolics l, 2, 3, 45
Wickiup Staff 45 Music Night l, 2, 35 Music Festival
l. I McMILLEN, GRACE-Band l, 2, 3, 45 April
Frolics Captain 25 Chorus l5 Christmas Pageant l, 2,
3, 45 Music Night l, 2, 3, 45 Desert Howl Staff 45
Co-Editor Wickiup 45 Girls' State 35 D.A.R. Repre-
sentative 45 National Honor Society Convention 35
Sports Night 25 Softball Team 45 Honor Roll 3, 45
Music Festival l.
MORALES, MARY ALICE-Winter Fantasy Queen
4, Senior Day Princess 4, F.H.A, 2, Class Treasurer
2, Assistant Business Manager 3, Chorus l, 2, Christ-
mas Pageant l, 4, April Frolics l, 2, 3, 4, Girls'
League Treasurer 4, Class Secretary-Treasurer 4,
Honor Roll 3, 4, Girls' League Convention l, 2, 3,
MYERS, DAVID TERRY-Boys' Alliance Treasurer 3,
L. Club 3, 4, Radio Club Business Manager 2, 3,
Wickiup Staff 4, Basketball l, 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 3,
4, Baseball 2, 3, Christmas Pageant 2, Chorus 2,
Music Night 2, Sports Night 2, 3, Baseball Manager
3. O PALMER, JACK-Basketball 2, 3, 4, Vice
President Chorus 2, Chorus 2, 3, 4, Music Night l,
2, 3, Desert Howl Staff 3, Honor Roll 4, April Frolics
l, 2, 3, 4, Winter Fantasy Attendant 2, Christmas
Pageant l, 2, 3, Music Festival l, Boys' Alliance
Representative 3, Sports Night 2, 3, 4, L. Club 4.
RAYNER, EARLE-Boys' Alliance l, 2, 3, 4, Base-
ball l, Football 2, Basketball 2, Christmas Pageant
3, Band l, Boys' Alliance Convention 2, Repre-
sentative 2, Radio Club 2, 3, Music Festival l. 0
RODGERS, ARLYNE-Transfer from Austin Senior
High School, Huston, Texas, Chorus 2, 3, Tennis 3,
4, Christmas Pageant 3, Music Night 3, Wickiup
Staff 4, Softball Team 4, Girls' League Secretary 4,
California Convention 4, Sports Night 3, Sports Day
lTempel 4, Girls' League Convention 3, 4.
RYGIEL, CHARLES-Transfer from Greensburg High
School, Penn Baseball 3, 4, Radio Club 2, 3, Band
2, 3, Radio Club Secretary 3, L. Club 2, 3, Secretary
3, April Frolics 2, 3, 4, Music Night 2, 3. O
SHACKELFORD, ELEANOR-April Frolics l, 2, 3, 4,
Band l, 3, Christmas Pageant l, Chorus l, Music
Night l, 3, 4, Sports Night 2, Girls' League l, 2,
3, 4, Declamation Contest 4.
SOTO, BELEN-Girls' League Council 2, 3, 4, Secre-
tary 2, Representative 3, President 4, Girls' League
Convention 4, Wickiup Co-Editor 4, Honor Roll l,
2, 3, 4, Student Council 4, Shorthand Award 3,
Christmas Pageant l, 2, 3, Valedictorian 4.
TRASK, GRATIA LEE-Transfer from Fremont High
School, Los Angeles. Tennis Team 3, 4, Girls' League
3, 4, Volleyball 4, Wickiup Staff 4, Girls' League
Representative 4, Student Body Secretary 4, Desert
Howl Staff 4, April Frolics 3, 4. I TYREE, CAROLYN
-April Frolics l, 2, 3, 4, Honor Roll 2, 3, 4, Christ-
mas Pageant 3, Desert Howl Staff 4, Girls' League
l, 2, 3, 4.
WEBB, CLYDE-Football l, 2, 3, 4, Basketball l,
Baseball l, 2, 3, 4, President L. Club 4, lL. Club
l, 2, 3, 4, Track 3, Winter Fantasy King 4, Music
Night l, 2, 3, 4, Sports Night l, 2, 3, Christmas
Pageant l, 2, 3, Band l, 2, 3, 4, All State Football
l, Radio Club 3. O WOOD, CLARENCE-Football
l, 2, 3, 4, Co-Captain 4, Conference Honorable Men-
tion 3, 4, Basketball l, 2, 3, 4, Second Team All
Sonference 4, Band l, 2, Boys' Alliance Representative
l, 2, 3, April Frolics Captain l, 2, 3, Declamation 2,
3, 4, 2nd place 2, 3, Chorus President 3, L Club l,
2, 3, Christmas Pageant l, 2, 3, Baseball l, 2, 3, 4,
Sports Night l, 2, 3.
Junior Class Officers:
Jerry Hall presides over
a Junior Class meeting.
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Mary Jane, Nancy, Tanya, and Camille are busy Mrs. Jamison and a group of Juniors admire
working on the programs for the Junior-Senior the lovely programs,
Jerry Hall, President
King Cooper, Vice President
Louis Goldberg, Treasurer
Pauline Jefferies, Secretary
James Werner, Bus. Manager
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Glenna Jo Anderson
Carrie Ray Sheppard
Robert Robinson adds the
finishing touches to Glen
Copeland's Initiation Day
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Sophomores Billy Cole and Dub Boyles with Freshman pull Sophornores through water to
Sophomore Class Officers:
Richard Zeigler, President
David Solis, Vice President
Donna Rayner, Secretary
Margaret Belluzzi, Treasurer
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Lennie Pearl Young
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Freshmen boys are modeling the newest thing Is this a new fashion??
in Initiation costumes.
Freshman Class Officers:
Linda Cooper, President
Frank Vizzerra, Vice-President
Richard Villa, Treasurer
Don Tankersley, Secretary
Delia Dela Rocha
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TWO CHURCHES SERVE THE COMMUNITY
Sf. Thomas Aquinas
Catholic Church was built
in l9l9, by Goodyear
Farms and Thomas Doyle.
lt is a mission church of
the Glendale Parish serv-
ing the Litchfield area.
The Church at Litchfield
was officially organized in
l938, although church
services had been carried
on continuously since
l9l7. Desert Devotionals
are held on the hilltop in
the Open Air Chapel at
Ranch La Loma on Sun-
day afternoons in March
and April. Co-sponsors of
the programs are the Ari-
zona Council of Churches
and The Church at Litch-
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Left to right: Billy Barnett, Robert Ludlow, Richard Zeigler, Laddie Coor, Mr. L. W. Pierce, Gratia Trask, Linda
Cooper, David Johns, Jackson Barnett, Jerry Hall, Belen Soto.
STUDENT COUNCIL HAS SUCCESSFUL YEAR
The Student Council, the school's government, has had a successful year in all of its
During the school year of l953-54 the Student Council sponsored the Homecoming
game with Florence, a polio benefit basketball game, a Western Day, and the All-school
picnic. ln addition to this, it also sponsored many after game dances, including the April
The members of the Council, including the four class presidents, attended the monthly
meetings of the Salt River Valley Student Body Presidents and Vice-Presidents Association.
They also attended the Student Council Convention held at Chandler.
For the first time the Council ran off the Student Body elections as near to the real
elections as possible. The students were required to register before being allowed to vote.
This method proved to be very successful.
The members of the Student Council for the year i953-54 were: Laddie Coor, Presi-
dent, Bill Barnett, Vice President, Gratia Trask, Secretary, Bob Ludlow, Business Manager,
Jackson Barnett, President of Boys' Alliance, Belen Soto, President of Girls' League, David
Johns, President Senior Class, Jerry Hall, Junior Class President, Dick Zeigler, Sophomore
Class President, Linda Cooper, Freshman Class President. Mr. L. Pierce was the Student
Kneeling, left to right: Fran Hawkins, Belen Soto Donna Rayner Carol Truman Roberta Callan Sitting back
row: Pauline Jefferies, Mrs. Billie Jean Pavlich Gratia Trask Arlyne Rodgers Front row Martha Burns Mary
Alice Morales, Tanya Andrade, Herlinda Pariga.
GIRLS' LEAGUE HAS ACTIVE YEAR
The Girls' League of Litchfield High School is organized for the purpose of promoting
friendliness, co-operation, and social activity and of serving as a guidance for all girls at
tending the school.
Due to the careful planning of the Council the Girls League had a very successful year
Hot dogs and coffee were sold to finance the various activities which included an All Girls
Party, Hamburger Fry, Twirp Dance, Winter Fantasy and after game dances
The officers for i953-54 were:
Belen Soto, President, Pauline Jeffer-
ies, Vice President, Arlyne Rodgers,
Secretary, and Mary Alice Morales,
Treasurer, Senior Representatives, Ro-
berta Callan and Gratia Trask, Junior
Representatives, Frances Hawkins and
Tanya Andrade, Sophomore Represen-
tatives, Donna Rayner and Carol Tru-
man, Freshmen Representatives, Mar-
tha Burns and Herlinda Pariga.
Girls pick oranges to aid the Girls' League
Boys' Alliance has been
more active in past years
than in the l953-54 year,
but many movies and guest
speakers were brought to
Litchfield High School to in-
form the boys of matters of
importance and, also, for
Some of the guest speak-
ers were: J. W. Garms of the
Traffic Division of the Ari-
zona Highway Department.
Mr. Garms spoke about the
traffic problems faced by
Arizona motorists. He also
showed a film entitled, "A
Day ln Court," which de-
scribed the seven types of
Mr. William Cardwell, I
from the Franklin Hospital
in Phoenix, came to L.H.S.
to speak to the student body
on the effects and treatment Jackson Barnett, Boys' Alliance President
of alcohol on people.
Mr. Gordon Mitchell from the Reynolds Aluminum Plant in Phoenix spoke on jobs and
job opportunities at the Reynolds Plant.
Two representatives from the United States Navy spoke on the opportunities in the
Navy for young high school graduates.
Howard E. Poland, known as the "Man of Fire" from the Bureau of Mines, spoke
about fire, its causes, and ways to prevent as well as fight fires. This was considered by the
students to be one of the best programs of the year.
The Boy's Alliance elected only one
officer this year. The i953-54 Boys' Alli--
ance President was Jackson Barnett.
wg Man of Fire demonstrates the combustability point
of various inflammable liquids.
The Future l-lomemakers
of America is an organiza-
tion for girls interested in
homemaking. lt promotes
good citizenship and helps
prepare the girls for a bet-
ter home life.
The F.H.A. officers for
i953-54 were: Dorothy
Gaefcke, President: Sue
Hess, Vice President, Mar-
garet Belluzzi, Secretary-
Treasurer, Miss Betty Sulli-
Left to right: Sue Hess, Miss Betty Sullivan, Dorothy Gaefcke
THE "L" CLUB
The purpose of the Lettermans' Club is to foster good sportsmanship in athletics.
This year the L Club took part in the management of the West Central J. V. Basket-
ball Tournament held at L.l-l.S.
Officers for the i953-54 school year were Clyde Webb, President, and Charles Rygiel
Standing, left to right: Hall, Rygiel, Waltman, Blythe, Myers, Goldberg, Coor, Childers, Webb, Faulkner, Shep
pard, Callan, Cole, Zeigler. Kneeling, left to right: J, Barnett, l-lamrick, McMillen, Calkins, B. Barnett, Horton
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Members of the Senior Class
SENIOR CLASS PUBLISHES WICKIUP
Grace McMillen and Belen Soto headed the staff of the l954 Wickiup as co-editors,
while Billy Barnett was the Art Editor and David Johns, Sports Editor. Bert Callan and Earle
Rayner headed the business side of the annual staff as the Business Managers.
Typists were Gratia Trask, Arlyne Rodgers, Dorothy Gaefcke, La Vonna Manning, and
Advertising salesmen were David Johns, Laddie Coor, Bobby Ludlow, Larry Horton,
and Pug Wood.
Each member of the class was a salesman in the various business projects in which
money was raised to publish the l954 Wickiup. Other members of the class besides those
already mentioned were Tony Arvizu, Jackson Barnett, Pat Brown, Glenn Calkins, Marilyn
Cozad, Al Galindo, David l-lamrick, Bea Hardeman, Manuel Jimenez, Russel Killip, Dorothy
Leonard, Mary Alice Morales, Terry Myers, Jack Palmer, Charles Rygiel, Eleanor Shackel-
ford, Carolyn Tyree, Clyde Webb, and Pug Wood.
Mrs. Frances Amabisca was the business advisor, and Mr. Norman Borg, editorial
DESERT HOWL WINS HONORS
The Desert Howl is published bi-weekly by the members of the journalism class of
L.H.S. in order to promote and unify school spirit and to inform the parents and members
of the community of the conduct, the activities, and the management of the school.
Under the direction of its adviser, Mr. N. R. Borg, the Desert Howl has been award-
ed All American from the National Scholastic Press Association: First place from Columbia
Press Association, All Columbia for the sports section, for this year.
The Staff members for the l953-54 Desert Howl are Co-editors, Laddie Coor and Dor-
othy Gaefckeg Business Manager, Bob Ludlow, Circulation Manager, Sue Hess, Society Editor,
Grace Mcfvlillen, Sports Editor, David Johns, Assistant Sports Editor, Pug Wood, Girls' Sports
Editor, Pat Brown, Advertising, Ted Callang News, Gratia Trask, Mimeoscopes, Bob Lud-
low, Larry Horton, Laddie Coor, Reporters, Fran Hawkins, Pauline Jefferies, Carolyn Tyree,
Bea Hardeman, Bert Callan, Typists, Sue Hess and Dorothy Gaefcke.
The Desert Howl is a member of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, National
Scholastic Press Association, National lnterscholastic Press Association, the Pacific Slope
School Press and Arizona lnterscholastic Press Association.
Left to right: Grace McMillen, Sue Hess, Carolyn Tyree, Pauline Jefferies, Edward Callan, Dorothy Gaefcke, Clar-
ence Wood, Laddie Coor, Larry Horton, Robert Ludlow and Gratia Trask.
Laddie Coor seeks additional information in preparing
his Constitutional oration for a contest sponsored by
the Arizona Republic and American Legion. After
wiririirig ilie school contest, Laddie went on to win
the district and state contest.
David Johns, Laddie Coor, and Russel Killip were the
winners in the Oratorical Contest that was sponsored
by the Arizona Republic, Laddie received a SiO check
for his first place oration.
Russel Killip, Grace Mclviillen, Roberta Callan, and
David Johns represented Litchfield at Girls' and Boys'
State in l953,
Grace McMillen represented Litchfield in the Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution citizenship contest,
Standing: Contreras, Dean, Cooper, Truman, S. Cooke, N. Cooke Shackelford Andrade Mrs Jamison Kneel
ing: Vizzerra, Killip, Brawley, Green, Wood.
THIRTEEN PARTICIPATE IN DECLAMATICN CONTEST
Thirteen students participated in the annual Declamation Contest held in the Assem
bly Room ot the Litchfield Community Church, at eight oclock on the evening of March
i, 1954. The contest was under the direction ot Mrs Juanita Jamison instructor in speech
with Laddie Coor, Student Body President, acting as master of ceremonies
Students who participated in the contest in-
cluded Tanya Andrade, Max Brawley, Alice Con-
treras, Nancy Cooke, Sally Cooke, Linda Cooper,
Dorita Dean, Johnny Green, Russel Killip, Eleanor
Shackelford, Carol Truman, Frank Vizzerra, and
The division winners were: Alice Contreras,
Oration, Sally Cooke, Humorous, and Tanya And-
Musical numbers were presented by Bob Cozad,
Lucille Brickey, and the Double Quartet directed by
Mrs. Laird. The judges were The Reverend Roger
H. Huebner, The Reverend Gerard E. Kaye, and The
Reverend James B. Ostergren. The Tally Judges
were Mr. N. R. Borg and Mr. Charles Ellsworth.
Mrs. Jamison and the three di
vision winners: Alice Contreras
Sally Cooke, and Tanya Andrade
While the Latin American
consulate, Al Galindo, dic-
tates a letter to his secre-
tary, Mary Alice Morales,
the "Breaking ofthe Pinata"
is taking place.
In the European scene the
children come in and hang
holly and eat cookies.
The European consulate, Lad-
die Coor, dictates a letter to
While the British consulate,
David Johns, dictates a let-
ter, the Yule Log is being
The twelve gifts are given
while the British consulate
dictates a letter.
CHRISTMAS IS EVERYWHERE
"Christmas is Everywhere" was
the theme of the Christmas Pageant
put on by the faculty and the stu-
dents of L.H.S.
lt was the representation of the
different nations and their ways of
celebrating the Christmas season.
The story takes place in the Uni-
ted Nations' Building on Christmas
As the consulars from England,
Europe, and Mexico dictate letters
to their secretaries, expressing their
loneliness and extending Christmas
greetings to their wives and children,
they recall the various customs and
ways of celebrating the Christmas
In the Cathedral Scene the dou-
ble quartet sang the very beautiful
"Ring Christmas Bell," followed by
a candlelight processional with the
high school chorus singing "O Come
All Ye Faithful." A scripture read-
ing was given by The Reverend
Rober Huebner and a prayer was
given by The Reverend James B.
Ostergren. "Dona Nobis" was the
choral response by the chorus.
During the recessional the cho-
rus was joined by the audience in
singing "Silent Night."
From left to right: Johnny Green, Jim Hince-
man, Ronnie Armstrong, Russel Killip, Ca-
mille Kampert, Linda Cooper, and Joan
Under the direction of Mrs. Laird the Chorus
sang at the Christmas Pageant.
"THE STORY OF AMERICAN JAZZ"
The Music Department of Litchfield High School presented their annual Music Night,
March lO, l954. With the belief that our own "American Music" should be the keystone
of any music training program, the high school band and chorus combined their efforts in
order to present to the public the "Story of American Jazz." As they told, through the
idiom of music, the story of the Negroes captured in Africa, their treatment as southern
slaves, and their final emergence as a truly American people, they hoped that the people
would join with them in feeling the charm of this, "Our Heritage in Music."
The scene was a small cafe in New Orleans where tourists gather to listen to the mu-
sic. Some of the songs they heard were: "Birth of the Blues, Go Down Moses, When the
Saints! Go Marching ln, Time Out for a Jam Session, Dry Bones, Auditorium Session, Mother
Goose Jumps," and several others.
Top Left: A small cafe in New Orleans where tourists go to listen to jazz. Top Right: A
modern dance telling of the capture of Africans for slaves. Lower Lett: The chorus sings to
the accompaniment of the band. Lower Right: A jam session. f58l
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AN ACTIVE MARCHING BAND
The L.H.S. band, under the direction
of Mr, Willard Tolman, played for all
home football games and several games
away from home. During the football
season the band could be seen third
period going through its formations in
order to give good performances at the
After the football season the band
made several appearances in parades.
Some of these were the State Fair, the
Salad Bowl Parade, and the Rodeo
parade. The band also made a trip to
the University of Arizona at Tucson
to participate in the annual Senior Day
This year the band's best perform-
ance was with the chorus at Music
Night when they presented the "Story
of American Jazz."
Mr. Tolman also directed the swing
band, composed of outstanding mem-
bers ofthe regular band.
Members of the band were: Movita
Andrade, Lindsey Baugh, Jimmy Bon-
ham, Anita Brawley, Max Brawley,
Glenn Cole, Alice Contreras, Johnny
Contreras, King Cooper, Linda Cooper,
Laddie Coor, Glen Copeland, Bobby
Gaefcke, Dodee Gaefcke, Betty Ham-
rick, Bonnie Hestand, David Johns,
Russell Killip, Bobby Ludlow, Eddie
Manley, Grace McMillen, Johnny Mc-
Millen, Alfonso Moreno, Marlyn Olson-
Robert Robinson, Rosie Sanchez, Elea-
nor Shackelford, Frankie Vizzerra, and
Majorettes: Tanya Andrade, Lynn
Bear, Ann Davis, La Vonna Manning,
Nancy O'Neil, Peggy Phelan, Donna
Rayner, and Joann Schmidt.
Top Picture: The band in its colorful blue and
Second Picture: The band in western clothes
for Rodeo Parade.
Third Picture: The band in action at the Rodeo
SENIOR DAY PRINCESS
MARY ALICE MORALES was elected by
the Senior Class to represent Litchfield
High School on Senior Day at the Uni-
versity ot Arizona, at Tucson, on October
SALAD BOWL PRINCESS
DOROTHY GAEFCKE was chosen by the
Student Body to represent Litchfield High
School at the Salad Bowl Parade in Phoe-
nix, Arizona on January l, l954,
Billy Barnett, Senior April
Frolics captain, makes the
Broad Jump, Freshman girls
play Senior girls for Volley-
ball championship. Freshmen
win. Fran Hawkins and Paul-
ine Jefferies win the three-
legged race while Grace Mc-
Millen and Eleanor Shackel-
ford come in second. Donna
Rayner leading the sack race.
SENIORS WIN APRIL FROLICS
Billy Barnett and Pat Brown, King and Queen
of April Frolics for the second year.
Billy Barnett and Pug Wood
come in first for the boys
threealegged race. Pat Brown,
Senior April Frolics captain
makes the winning high
jump for the girls. Coach
Komadina seeing that April
Frolics goes on schedule and
David Johns announcing the
activities of April Frolics.
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Cheerleaders: Fran Hawkins, Dorothy Gaefcke, and Pauline Jefferies.
Pomvpon girls: La Vonna Manning, Tanya Andrade, and Ann Davis.
The cheerleaders and pom-pen girls play an important part in creating and maintain
ing school spirit.
GOODYEAR FARMS RAISES VARIETY OF CROPS
Chief crops include cotton, alfalfa. barley, wheat and sorghum grains. There are 220
acres in citrus fruit. The farm gins its own cjtton and has a modern feed storage and mix-
ing plant together with new type pens for the feeding of cattle.
lne Goodyear Farms' pro-
gram of fattening feeder cat-
tle in pens on a commercial
basis started in l929.
The grain plant and hay stor-
age barns adiacent to the
cattle feed pens.
SOLIDS AND ELECTIVES FOR LIFE'S PREPARATION
Miss Randall is always ready to help the
students purchase supplies and obtain tardy
and absence slips.
Mrs. Amabisca, Guidance Counselor, gives
directions for taking an l.Q. test.
Mr. Komadina, Driver Training instructor
tells his class how to change a flat tire.
Shorthand ll students learn to take dictation
at a faster speed and to transcribe accurately.
Miss Sullivan tells her Home Economics I
class how to cut a pattern.
The "alumnos" like to read and write
The Shop ll boys are busy working on their
Mechanical Drawing teaches students the
fundamentals of drawing blueprints of ma-
English l students write book reports on
books that they have enjoyed the most.
Study Hall provides the students with suffi-
cient time to prepare their lessons.
Students in the Civics class study federal
and state government.
Mr. West's Physics class determining the
focal point of the lens.
Bookkeeping students learn how to fill out
state and federal income tax returns.
The Biology class is studying about starch,
sugar, and proteins.
Students in Advanced Math are working out
a problem that Mr. West has just given
Under the direction of Mrs. Laird the Chorus
members practice for Music Night.
Algebra students learn to work equations.
The Typing I students are taking a speed
Billy Barnett leads the Boys' P. E. class in
their daily exercises.
Sue Hess and Grace Mclvlillen are proof-
reading the stencil to see if the paper is
ready to go to press.
Mrs. Arnabisca dictates a letter to her Short-
hand I class.
The boys and girls are very interested in
learning about Family Relations.
Members of the annual class are eager to
help Mr. Borg get the annual ready to go
to the printers.
The General Math class is learning the fun-
darnenfals of working math problems.
Typing ll students are now -vorking for typ-
Mr. Pierce's Citizenship class learns more
about being good citizens.
The Girls' P. E. classes learn to play many
games, one of which is horseshoes.
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Parker ..... ........ 3 0 0
Peoria ................ 25 0
Tolleson ..........,... 0 13
Phoenix Indians ..25 0
Ajo ,................... 12 18
Sunnyslope .....A.... 32 0
Florence .............. 12 25
Scottsdale .......... 6 13
Parker .,.............. 31
Scottsdale .......... 7
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Bagdad ..............., 38
Phoenix Indians ..41
Buckeye ,............. 53
Gila Bend ............ 56
Peoria ..... ........ 4 5
Buckeye ...... .....
St. Johns ......,.....
Peoria ..... ........
Brophy ...,.... .....
Tolleson ....,....... 5 10
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St. Johns ....,....... 16 15
Buckeye ..........,... 1 5
THE wlGwAM GOLF coukss
Opened in 1930 as a nine-hole
course in conjuction with the
Wigwam Hotel. The course ex-
panded to an 18-hole course with
bent grass greens and open to the
public. V. O. Allen, member of
the P,G.A., is the professional. A
swimming pool is operated in con-
junction with the golf course.
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Tolleson .... .......
Phoenix Indians .,
Bagdad ................ 46 34
' 53 42
Buckeye .............. 59 37
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Gila Bend .,..,.......
St. Johns ............
Buckeye .............. 38 21
Avondale Elm ....,. 26 28
Bagdad ................ 12 4
St. Johns ............ 2 6
Carver ...... ....... 7 17
Peoria ...... . 7 11
Parker ...... ....... 8 6
St. Johns ............ 11 5
Buckeye .............. 3
Gila Bend ............
Tolleson ..........,... 5 0
Phoenix Indians ..
Avondale .......,.... 28 20
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DESPITE INJURIES OWLS HAVE GOOD RECORD
Head Coach Tony Komadina and Assistant Coach Keith West with their gridiron for-
ces had a tough "53" schedule. Meeting rivals with a much better squad, the Owls ended
the season with a four win, five loss record.
Losing first l3-6 to old rivals, the Buckeye Hawks, the Owls got hot under the collar
and settled down to beat Parker and Peoria by a lopsided score of 30-O and 25-O.
lnvading Tolleson territory the Owls were dropped l3-O, but bounced back to tromp the
Phoenix lndians 25-O. Next on the schedule was Ajo, who edged out the Owls l8-l2, then
a defeat by the powerful Florence Gophers by a score of 25-l2. ln the final against Scotts-
dale the injury-ridden Owls surprised the Beavers by holding them to a l3-6 win.
Pug Wood and David Johns were elected by their teammates as co-captains. Tackle
David Johns won honors as first string All-Conference and second string All-State. Also
taking honors was hustling lineman, Laddie Coor, who placed on the second-team All-Con-
ference and Pug Wood, who received Honorable Mention.
Left to right, Bottom row: Barnett, Johns, Coor, Zeigler, Hinceman, Shirley, Sheppard, Second row: Villa, G. Cole,
B. Cole, Callan, Smith, Myers. Third row: Webb, Hamrick, Hall, Pratt, Castellow, McMillen, Wood, Galindo.
Fourth row: Linville, Green, Ring, Duran, Farmer, Mitchell, Campa, Bonham. Fifth row: Hunter, Manley, J, Romero,
Hineman, S. Romero, Perez, Quiroz, Wallace. Back row: Blythe, Hamilton, Aguilar, Gaefcke, Shirley, Faulkner,
Arvizu, Rygiel, Koger, Barnett.
David Solis David Johns Al Galindo
CAGERS HAVE SUCCESSFUL SEASON
Improvement has been the by-word for the basketball team in the last four years, with
this year's record one to marvel. Under the able coaching of Coach Komadina the Owls hit
an all-time high record for the past few years with l2 wins and 4 losses.
Our "53-54" basketball team started off well, taking easy wins from Parker, Scottsdale,
Tolleson, Buckeye and then Wickenburg eased by with a 52-5l win.
Dropping into a slump the Owl Cagers were beaten
first by the tall Carver Monarchs and then by the
scrappy Sunnyslope Vikings.
Knocking off Bagdad, Peoria, Tolleson, Antelope,
and Peoria, the Owls again showed their scoring power.
Losing to Ajo, ending their five-game winning
streak, the Owls went on to wind up the season with
wide-margin wins over the Phoenix Indians, Buckeye
and Gila Bend.
Forward, Pug Wood made second string All-Con-
ference, David Solis, high scorer for the Owls, and
David Johns, center, were given Honorable Mention.
Coach "Chuck" Ellsworth and his snappy JV squad,
showed a lot of promise this season as they finished
second in the District Junior Varsity Tournament,
being beaten only by Carver. Tall center Frank Colyer,
who was high scorer of the squad, was selected captain
of the team.
The Frosh, under the coaching of Coach
Tony Komadina, did very well for the first
year of high school ball. Litchfield can be
proud of all of their basketball squads, for
the Freshmen finished in the money too,
taking first place in the Freshmen District
Varsity, Left to right, First row: Sheppard, Wood,
Johns, Solis, Galindo. Second row: Faulkner, Palmer,
Barnett, Horton. Top row: Truman, Calkins, Coach
Junior Varsity, Left to right, First row: Manley,
Oliver, Pratt, Assistant Coach Ellsworth, Glaser, Villa.
Top row: Colyer, Darnell, Zeigler, Brawfey, Colbert,
Freshmen, Left to right, First row: McBroom, Walt-
man, Gaefcke, Perez, Villa, Moser. Second row: Ro-
mero, Faulkner, Parker, McMillen, Rogers, Duran. Top
row: Jensen, Tankersley, Bonham, Hamilton, A.
Moreno, Coach Komadina.
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OWL NINE BREAKS EVEN
Under the experienced coaching of Coach "Chuck" Ellsworth, the baseball team started
the season off by taking an easy win from Bagdad I7-4, then seeming to falter the Owls
dropped three games in a row, St. Johns, 6-2, Carver, l7-7, and then Peoria, ll-7,
ln midseason the Owl nine took hold and began showing their strength, as they went
into a five game winning streak. Grabbing the first two with easy wins from Parker, 8-6 and
St. Johns, ll-55 the Owls then beat Buckeye for the first time in many years, by a small
margin, but an efficient one, of 3-2, Wickenburg fo-ll and Gila Bend K8-73 were next to
fall in front of the hard hitting nine, before their winning streak was to break. Wicken-
burg came back for revenge and got it in a close win, 3-l. Tolleson was the last to fall
to the Owls for the season with a 5-O trouncing.
Winding up the season with three losses, Scottsdale C2-55, Sunnyslope H4-4l, and a very
close one to the district champions, Ajo Cl-OJ, the Litchfield nine finished with a 7-loss and
Laddie Coor, work horse for the team, was elected Captain by his teammates for the
season of '54,
Bill Barnett and Coach Komadina, together, coached the JV squad to a very good sea-
son. The Junior Varsity while learning the fundamentals, also worked hard enough to win
eight of their twelve games. Tolleson, St, Johns, Sunnyslope, Peoria, Brophy, and Buckeye
were some who fell before the onslaught of the eager J. V.'s.
VARSITY, Top Photo, Standing: Barnett, Rygiel, Coor, Faulkner, Callan, Shirley, Pratt, Oliver, Glaser, Villa, Col-
bert. Front row: Truter, Boyles, Wood, Webb, Coach Ellsworth, Solis, Callan, Valles,
JUNIOR VARSITY, Lower Photo, Standing: Barnett, Parker, Bonham, Vizzerra, Blackman, L. Galindo, J. Villa,
Manley, Tankersley, Leon. Front row: Rogers, S. Romero, Brawley, Carnpa, Mcfvlillen, Faulkner, Perez, Darnell,
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Organized sports for girls such as volleyball, badminton and tennis started this year.
Coach Pavlich, girls Physical Education teacher, set up two teams of volleyball, with "A"
and "B" classification.
The girls did very well for their first year of intramural sports. Pat Brown, Captain of
"A" Team lead them to a six win, one loss record.
Pauline Jefferies was Captain of the "B" Team which also had a good record.
The "A" Team had victories over St. Marys, Chandler, Gilbert, Carver, Scottsdale, win-
ning one and losing one to Tolleson.
"A" Team, Top Photo: O'Neal
Burns, Cooke, Webb, Brown
Coach Pavlich, Truman, Callan
Rodgers, Rivera, Palmer.
"B" Team, Lower Photo: DeLa
Rocha, Belluzzi, S. Rodgers, Jef-
feries, Trask, Coach Pavlich,
Scott, Hess, Tyree, Sagasta,
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The girls' badminton team attended the l954 High School Badminton Tournament held
at Tempe. Arlyne Rodgers played first singles losing first to Gilbert and then to West Phoe-
nix. Camille Kampert played second singles losing to West Phoenix and then to Tolleson
in the consolation. Syble Hance and Mary Jane Aragon, playing doubles, won their first
match from Mesa, but were dropped out later by Mingus.
Getting off to a slow start by losing their first match to Scottsdale, the girls' tennis team
improved sufficiently for their second match to hold Tolleson to a tie, but lost a return match
with Scottsdale. Practicing hard they defeated Sunnyslope only to lose a tight match against
Buckeye. Recovering, they wound up the season by blanking Gila Bend and taking a close
decision in a return match with Sunnyslope. Finishing fourth in the West Central Tourna-
ment at Buckeye, the team, with Pauline Jefferies, playing singles, lost the first round to
Scottsdale, defeating Sunnyslope and Gila Bend to lose again to Scottsdale. The doubles team,
Arlyne Rodgers and Gratia Trask, losing the first round to Buckeye, came back to beat Gila
Bend and Sunnyslope, only to forfeit their fourth round to Scottsdale.
Badminton: Rodgers, Kampert,
Coach Pavlich, Hance, Aragon.
Tennis Team, standing: Coach
Pavlich, Truman, Gaefcke, Haw-
kins, Hess, Brown. Sitting: Cal-
lan, Rodgers, Burns, Trask, Jef-
Originally known as the "Organization House", it provided accommodations' for visiting
executives. It was expanded and re-named the Wigwam and on Thanksgiving Day in l93O
was opened as a guest ranch. Goodyear Farms continues to operate the Wigwam, now one
of the Southwest's popular winter resort hotels with accommodations for l3O guests.
Main building houses a spacious dining room where the Junior-Senior Banquet is held
annually, two beautiful lounges, music room, and other entertainment rooms. Adjacent to
the main lounge is a large patio, where the Prom is held, and heated swimming pool.
ln the gardens of the Wigwam are l8 wickiups of three to six bedrooms for use indi-
vidually or en suite. Each room has private bath, telephone, and electrically controlled heat.
The interesting Indian Pueblo style of architecture and decorations is used throughout.
Main entrance to Wigwam.
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Shown in the top picture is the cake decorated to look like the cover of the program for the banquet. After the
banquet everyone received a piece ot this cake. The second picture shows the head table at the annual Junior-
Senior Banquet. Mr. A. L. Tidwell is giving his speech entitled "Something to Say." The lower picture shows a
view of the banquet room. The theme of this year's banquet was "Las Fiestasf'
PROM IS BIG SUCCESS
The top picture shows the dancing on the patio of the Wigwam after the banquet, given by the Junior Class in
honor of the Seniors. ln the lower picture all the Seniors form an "L" for Litchfield. Both the banquet and the
prom are annual events sponsored by the Junior Class in honor of the graduating Senior Class.
STUDENTS ENJOY WINTER FANTASY
Shown in the top picture are the King and Queen of the Winter Fantasy and their attendants. Left to right: Frankie
Vizzerra, Terry Ring, Ray Sheppard, David Johns. Crown bearer, Michele Espilg King, Clyde Webb: President,
Belen Soto, Queen, Mary Alice Morales: crown bearer, Libby Hilton, Dorothy Gaetcke, Ann Davis, Margaret Bel-
luzzi, Bessie Campbell. The lower picture shows the dancing at the Winter Fantasy.
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Supplies and Equipment
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"A Service Organization for Arizona"
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530 W. Washington St. Phoenix ALpine 8-6661
Tucson lHowa1'd 6 Stoiitl - Yuma lYuma Stationersl
Prescott - Flagstaff - Salford - Mesa
My Florist Congratulations
534 w. McDowell at 'nh Avenue Senigrs
Arizoncfs Largest Flower and 1
Gift Shop 4-
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at Prices You Can Afford
AL 8-7401 Free Delivery
Open 7 Days - 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
6:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Lunch and Dinner
Golden Guernsey Milk
For Home Delivery
McGrew PRINTERY COV'Q"0'fUI0'fi0"15
Printers Of this Compliments
vii? Litchfield Drug
601 East Adams Street
Phone AL 4-4768 Arizona
YOU'VE DONE A FINE IOB
WE LOOK FORWARD TO "OUR TURN" NEXT YEAR
IUNIORS OF 1954
For Graduation Give An
Call For Free Trial
Ed. O'Kelly AL 8-7579
Schneider's Drug Store
Best Wishes and Greetings
to The Graduating Class ot
Congratulations to The Class ot '54
at HENRTS You'll Find
Sterling by Wallace, Lunt, Heirloom, International
Watches by Hamilton, Elgin, Gruan, Bulova, Lonaines-Wittnauer, Wyler
Diamonds by Art-Carved and Orange Blossom
HENRI S JEWELERS
142 E. Glendale Ave Glendale, Ariz.
Seniors Insurance Agenc
Ed. H. Bringhurst
Frank P. Middleton
LU W. A. Rudd
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ludlow
A Senior's Porents
lnsurornce is our business
35 West Iefferson
Phone AL 8-6741
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H CTOR LUMBER CO
O Building Supplies
Phone WE 5-3513
550 W. Washington Street
West of Drugstore
FlNE DRY CLEAIXHNG
One-Day Special Service
Three-Day Regular Service
Dodge of Plymouth Dealers
General Petroleum Products
Phone YE 7-9267
Phoenix AL 8-0804
Mr. ond Mrs. Ronold Wood
A Senior's Porents
BANKS ELECTRIC CO.
LIONEL TRAINS BALANCED
Phone YE 7-9297
A Modern Complete
FOOD FAI R
Located Between Avondale and
store Hours "Shop at Saba's and Save"
Mon. - Thurs. Fri. - Sat.
9-7 9-8 Avondale, Arizona
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Cornpany Avondale Motor
Phone AL 4-3021 Phone WE 5-9410
Phoenix, Arizona Avondale, Arizona
L. D. McDonald
Opportunity! Opportunity! Open up that doorp
Here comes that super class of fifty-four!
They have had fun, and they've learned a lotp
And this World needs just what they've qot.
Sure, they hate to leave old Litchfield l-liahg
But after tour rich years, they must say,
So as they journey on, We Wish them Well
And hope they will always travel with SHELL.
Arizona Exterminating Company
Reliable Termite Control
808 N. 2nd Street
Phone AL 4-3395
MR. and MRS. PALMER
1841 West McDowell
at Six Points
L. H. S.
Stores Located For
Theres no store just like
"The West's Most Western Store"
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wk Luggage 6. Leather Goods
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if Patio 6: Gift Wares
i Sporting Goods and
29 N. 2nd Avenue
Soil Water - l-lalf l-lour Service
Phone WE 5-9894
PARIZ A BESERNSEIHES
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Phoenix' Arizona Phoenix, Arizona
742 E. McDowell Rd. AL 82148 Phone AL 4-3241
Lesclfmer and Mahoney Gogdyear
ARCHITECTS " "8
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Phone WE 5-9740
Home and Ranch
Dry Goods and Sports
W. D. CRAWFORD
Phone WE 5-9495
Binders of the
547 W. Jefferson
Avondale, Arizona Phoenix
E. T. w. Coulter CONGRATU-TIQNS
FIRE ci AUTO INSURANCE
Box 594, Avondale
Phone WE 5-3172
Dr. Geo. H. McMillan
Litchfield Park. Arizona,
Conqiilillations Wests i d e
THE ONE-STOP 'STORE
Phone WE 5-9863
Goodyear G Litchfield
Gene Ely WE 5-3121
Phone AL 8-4828
Eine lob Printing Since 1904
Henry Brooks RULING
STANDARD o1L PRODUCTS LITHGGRAPHING
Avondale. Arizona Phoenix, Ariz. Phone AL 8-7557
Phoenix Tobacco Co.
425 W. Iefferson
Home of Eine
Reece Clayton 6: Son
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