The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 4, Ed. 1, Wednesday, October 2, 1963 Page: 3 of 4
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Wednesday October 2 1963
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BUILDING SCHOOL SPIRIT this
row) JuliB Penman Kenneth Strawn
Cheerleaders Boost School Spirit
With Enthusiasm and Vitality
"We had a full day's schedule"
. . . recalls Nancy Smith McM's
blond pert cheerleader while
reminiscing about the pleasure
and hard work that she Jack Har-
rison Judy Stricklin Julia Pen-
man Ken Strawn and Jack Wil-
cox put into "cheerleading school"
this summer. The result of their
typical undying McMurry spirit
won them second place honors in
the overall large college groups.
A rough outline of the "work-
out" itinerary included breakfast
at 0:15 and then on to competi-
tion. Here they practiced for one
hour to master two yells which
they presented before a staff of
judges and students. Our cheer-
leaders were able to capture first
place the first day of the contest
and were awarded well deserved
After competition they went to I
tumbling where they observed
such stunts as the knee catch
which they use in three big fights j
The Herkimer lecture followed
which gave them new ideas for
pep i allies new yells and new
ideas to boost school spirit. Herki-
mer the school instructor showed
them different ways to cut yells
off combinations of uniforms a
variety of jumps and stressed the
Their efforts were far from
wasted because they plan to share
these techniques with the student
body to back the Indians all the
HERE'S NANCY . . .
The art of prompting school
spirit is no stranger to sophomore
Nancy Smith because for two
years she was cheerleader for
Midland High School Dutchess
of the Aebelee Court a member
of the student council and was
voted "most friendly" by the high
school student body.
Her accomplishments in McM
include Freshman student coun-
cil representative and runner-up
for Freshman favorite.
HERE'S JUDY . . .
Being cheerleader is another
feather in Judy Stricklin's cap
backed by three year's cheerlead-
KBBiw JBm r '-
year are McMurry's cheerleaders
Nancy Smith: (bottom row) Jack Harrison Judy Stricklin and
ing experience in Wylie High
School. McM's brownette sopho-
more was also chosen football
sweetheart voted "most athletic
girl" and given the coveted posi-
tion of "best-all-round" in Wylie
Judy's campus activities are a
combination of brains and de-
termination; aside from her
"yelling" duties she earned a
place on the Dean's list for two
"I enjoy being a cheerleader at
McM because it gives me a chance
to work more with the Freshmen
and get acquainted with them;
but more than anything else it
gives me a chance to really back
our Indians" Judy sincerely
HERE'S "PENNY" . . .
Julia Penman alias Penny has
a string of accomplishments that
make infinity seem short. To
name a few well deserved honors:
McM VICTORY leader for two
years Totem beauty runner-up
last year and Ko Sari sweetheart
Her activities include Delta Beta
Epsilon SEA and Martin Dorm
Julia says "Much of the school's
spirit is governed by the slimes.
Sliming has purposes of helping
the Freshmen get acquainted
ci eating school spirit and ac-
quainting new students with the
traditions of McMurry. But this
enthusiasm must not stop with the
ending of slime season; instead it
should continue during the re-
maining time one spends on the
JACK HARRISON . . .
Modest Jack let our feature edi-
tor know very little about him-
self. However he did say that he
lettered two years in both football
and in track and was on the state
track team in 1960 for Abilene
High School followed by member
ship on the national high school
track team in 1901.
Jack is a business education
major and an active member of
the IHR social club.
HEADING THE SEXTET IS
KEN . . .
Ken Strawn graduate of Mon-
pictured from left to right (top
terey High School in Lubbock is
not only the head cheerleader but
was also Sophomore class presi-
dent last year and is an active
member of the IIIR social club.
"Encouragement" is Ken's pass-
word and he has this statement
to make about school spirit: "The
slimes control the school spirit on
the campus to a great extent
therefore they must show the up
perclassmen that they are willing
to learn the school song and fight
song to show they are good slimes.
Sliming is a long honored McM
tradition that must be carried on
to show both the slimes and up
perclassmen the friendly spirit of
Jack Wilcox foimerly a foot-
I ball player for the Irving High
School Tigers and now with the
Indians for the second year gives
this advice to slimes and upper-
classmen alike: "I'd like to en
courage all the people at McM to
support our teams in every way
possible Try to be at pep rallies
and yell after you get there. At-
tend all the games you possibly
can. While at the games yell for
the team but at the same time
let's not carry it too far. Let's
be good spoits. And Slimes try
to bo ready for anything an up-
perclassman might come up with."
Jack enjoys being a cheerleader
because it gives him a feeling
that he's doing something to help
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Changing Nature of American
Lisa Sergio was born in
Florence Italy. Her mother was
Margaret Fitzerald of Baltimore
and her father was a half-Scottish
Italian nobleman Baron
Agostino Sergio. Against an
aristocratic and cosmopolitan
background Miss Sergio was tu-
tored privately Instinctively
specializing in subjects including
languages which later fitted her
admirably for her study and
evaluation of world affairs.
(Continued from Pago 1)
in the band and student council.
Cox a pharmacy major was a
student council member and
played on the football and basket-
ball teams in high school. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester
A speech major Miss Porter-
field is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Portcrfield. She was
a member of her high school stu-
Walter is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Elvin Walter of Roswcll. In
high school he was in the stu-
dent council and chair.
Ginn who is majoring in relig-
ion is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Guy W. Ginn of Floydada. He
has been the treasurer of Kiva.
An estimated six million Amer-
ican school ace children require
special teaching because of phys-
ical or emotional handicaps.
THE MAKE-UP DAY for the
Totem pictures will he Oc-
tober 7 from 1 to 3 p. m. in the
DEADLINE for submitting
copy to the Galleon is Nov. 5.
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TIP woman's social club has
elected Alice Frazer president.
Other officers are: first vice-
president Jane Becks second
veep Phyllis Clayton; record-
ing secretary Kay Brownlce;
treasurer Karen Striebel; and
Karen Lusby conesponding sec-
retary. June Swenson was chosen
parliamentarian; Brenda Simp-
son chaplain; Jane Petrce intra-
mural; keeper of the keys Sharon
Barry; Tonya Childs heading
publicity; Louise Kay historian
and Martha Webb representing
the inter-club social council.
NOTICE TO STUDENT
Dr. Kenneth L. Lewis associate
professor of education urges all
persons qualified to do elemen-
tary or secondary student teach-
ing during the spring semester
19G4 to obtain application forms
for admission to student teaching
Secondary student teachers sec
Dr. Miller in the office at the
middle entrance to Cook Building.
Elementary teachers see Dr.
Lewis in 209A Cooke Building.
Requirements for elementary and
secondary student teaching are
listed on page 70 of the college
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