Let’s Talk Clovis: 1962 Cavalcade Quotations of Clovis High Faculty

Photo collage of downtown Clovis in 1962. PHOTO COURTESY OF CLOVIS MUSEUM

The 1962 “Spirited Cavalcade Staff” (Terry Riordan, Editor-in-Chief) requested the Clovis High School faculty (1,400 students, 60 teachers) to share their favorite classroom saying. This innovative approach provides an interesting insight into their classes.

William Auckerman, Special Education: “Pick it up! Every litter bit hurts.”

Norman Avedian, Frosh Shop, Beginning Auto: “Let’s get to work.”

Leona Billings, English 11 & 1V: “Yeahh.”

Charles Blodgett, Arch and Mech Draw, Frosh Shop: “Okay, let’s draw.”

John Browning, Social Science I & II: “Hotdog!”

Eleanor Brumbaugh, English I & ii: “You’ll never learn to read unless you read.”

Fred Caire, English I & Journalism: “But THAT is an exception to the rule.”

Betty Caughell, English I & II, Counselor, Freshman Girls: “Get with it.”

Nadan Chiladoux, Art I & II, Create Art: “….and all that jazz.”

Catherine Coleman, Counselor Senior Girls: “Have you thought about college?”

Allen Curts, Spanish, I, II & III: “? Estalista?”

Irma Darden, English I & III, Counselor Sophomore Girls: “My dear boy…”

Dale Doig, English III, Physical Ed.: “Everyone can learn about grammar?”

Norwood Eben, Shorthand I, Office Practice, Business English: “Well, what shall we do today?”

Robert Hughes, Social Science I: “Cut it, knucklehead!”.

Everard Jones, Driver Training, Study Hall: “The brake, idiot, not the gas.”

LeeRoy Jenks, Mill & Cabinet, Mach. Wood, Frosh Shop: “What I have to say to these guys you couldn’t print.”

Paul Mennucci, Study Hall, Frosh Shop, General Metal, Gen. Metal 1 & 2: “What do you mean it melted!”

George Middleton, Attendance, Counseling, Audio Visual, Ag. Shop II & III; “I will see you after class.”

Charles Mitchell, Social Sciences II: “Either you do or you don’t.”

Sidney Oliver, Physiology, Col. Biology: “The test will be short and easy.”

John Quill, Social Science II, Counseling: “Light your own candle, don’t curse the darkness.”

Elsie Raymond, Typing I: “Quit tinkering with the machines.”

Marie Peart, French I, II & III: “Come back when I’s not busy.”

Henry Roldan, Cadets, P.E.: “T.G.I.F.”

Lowell Sanders, Driver’s Training: “Keep your hands on the wheel.”

John Springer, English I & II: “A questioning student is more important than an answering teacher.”

Charles Stark, P’E.: “No, we don’t have a coed P.E. program at this school.”

James Swanson, U.S. History, Economics & Geography: “Now listen people…”

Jean Stovall, Counseling, Beginning Algebra, Geometry: “Figures are lovely to behold.”

Donald Utter, Social Sciences I, P.E.: “Use your head.”

Roxie Varadian, Advanced Algebra, Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Counseling: “This is math, not history, not English, but MATH.”

James Walker, Advanced Auto, Voc. Auto, Beginning Auto, Frosh Shop: “What joker put the differential up front?”

Waldo Warkentin Speech I, English II, Debate, Forensics: “This is not a study hall.”

Margaret Williams, English III, Drama II, Drama I: “Once more with feeling.”

The 1962 Clovis High faculty are a part of our rich heritage.

Peg Bos
Peg Bos is the president of the Clovis Museum on 4th and Pollasky avenues in Old Town Clovis. She not only manages the museum but she also writes her Let's Talk Clovis column in our publication which features and highlight the amazing history of our city and culture. One fun fact about Peg Bos, she was the first female mayor of Clovis from 1984-86.