It seems like just a short while ago that I entered the halls of the old Del Norte High School as a freshman in the fall of 1947.
This was the old school located on the corner of 9th and H Street and the school colors were red and white. I remember two of the first students I met were seniors Dick Harmer and Allen Slater. They were both Warrior athletes that I had watched play while I was still at Crescent Elk.
They gave me what was then the traditional freshman greeting, but from then on both helped me become a part of the Warrior family, Dick Harmer especially. Dick was involved in all phases of Warrior activities and was a starting guard on the varsity football team. This was a group that was still recovering from football being dropped during World War II. They played a rather limited schedule of only four games during the 1947 season. Since I was too young to play football as a freshman I didn’t get to play football with Dick. When spring rolled around I did have the privilege of playing baseball with him. He was an excellent infielder.