The Grass Burr (Weatherford, Tex.), No. 15, Ed. 1 Monday, April 29, 1946 Page: 2 of 4
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THE GRASS BURR
THE GRASS BURR
Published by the Journalism Class of
Weatherford High School
Editor ................. Barbara McCrary
Associate Editor .............. Norma Fain
Business Manager ............Freddie Liles
Exchange Editor..............Ann Stewart
Sponsor ..........Miss May Belle Whitsett
FOR THIS ISSUE
Advertising Manager Mary Evelyn Holcomb
Page 1.......................Betty Wright
Page 2 .................... Coy Nell Evans
Page 3 ................ Marilyn McCleskey
Page 4 ................ Hazeldean Hibbard
Proof Readers...............Bishop Bantau,
* TYPISTS FOR THIS ISSUE
Maureen Roach Gwen Wickens
Betty Pittman Freddie Liles
Jane Powell Donald Wakefield
Coy Nell Evans Norma Fain
THANKS TO CARLSBAD
The Seniors have just returned from the
most wonderful trips anyone ever made—
that of going to Carlsbad Caverns! To our
sponsors, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Weaver, Coach
Chapman, and Mr. Wilson, we wish to ex-
tend our heartiest thanks for taking us to
see one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Emerson said, “Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day of the year.” I
think it is written on every senior’s heart
that the four days spent on the Carlsbad trip
were not only the best days of this school
year but the best days of all the school
Our sponsors had a great responsibility
in keeping up with fifty-one seniors, but
they were always on the alert to watch out
for our welfare and safety.
So again, (with greatest sincerity, we want
to say, “Thank you for the Carlsbad trip.”
HYAR, THAR AND EVERYWHAR
“Complete education”, says Di Maggio, of
the Yankees during an interview in Houston.
Joe stressed the importance of finishing high
school and college before getting into organ-
—The Milby Plainsman.
* * *
Those resourceful Athenians!!!
Eight sheep have been placed on their
football field to keep down weeds and grass
during the summer. The wooly gridsters will
be cared for by the Vocational Agriculture
Classes, and the increase in the flock will be
used for next' year’s football banquet.
* * *
I think that I shall never see,
A girl refuse a meal that’s free.
A girl whose hungry eyes aren’t fixed,
Upon a malt that’s being mixed.
A girl who doesn’t have to weaf,
A lot of junk to match her hair.
Yes, girls are loved by fools like me,
Because who wants to kiss a tree?
The Austin Maroon,
You know, people are funny, but
then, I guess we’re only human.
From my observation of life and liv-
ing around W. H. S. I find that
most people fall into one of five
groups. Of course SOMEONE has to
write the gossip column.
There are the people who can’t
make up their minds. For instance,
there are Clyde King and Jo Ann
Wilbanks, Sara Lu Hitt and Joe
Harris, Ann Milburn and Bill With-
erspoon. But please, let’s hope they
make up their minds this time.
Don’t they know time’s a wastin’?
Speaking of Bill and Ann—I, for
one, was rather amazed at hearing
they are enjoying each other’s com-
pany again. But I guess it’s just like
the people who say they’ve quit
smoking hundreds of times. Catch?
And then there are those people
who are always wearing other peo-
ple’s rings, but the funny thing is—
whenever you see a ring around a
lassie’s neck you see a sparkle in
her eye. Shirley Whaley is really on
top of the world, and doesn’t Char-
lene Johnson wear a piece of Lloyd
Spracklin’s jewelry I don’t suppose
anyone has dared to investigate
whether or not Barbara has a spark-
le in her eye. But, behind every
dark cloud there is a silver lining.
Benny probably won’t be lonesome
when he has the mumps. It seems
he was with Bubbles at the most
Then there are the people (espec-
ially the males) who get that hubba,
hubba, hubba expression on their
countenances every time a slick
chick makes her entrance. Not that
the W. H. S.’ers are wolves—they’re
only human. If you don’t believe it
—ask anyone who saw Jo Arin John-
son and Jo Murphy last week end.
Hubba! Hubba! Hubba! What say,
Jimmy, Tommy, Clyde and Bill?
Then there are the people who go
steady. You know, people have a
good way of explaining whether or
not they’re going steady. If you
amble up and inquire after a per-
son’s love life, he will undoubtedly
reply, “No, we’re not going steady.
We just don’t date anyone else.” Did
someone say people were funny?
Anyhow, some of the people around
here who dont date anyone else are
Jerry and Bobby, Joy and Clyde,
Madge and Buddy, Jerry and Mau-
reen, and Kenneth and Ruby Lee.
Last, but not least, there are hap-
py people who just date. Ann and
Tom are once again “on the beam”
and confidentially, I’m just thrilled
pink. It seems that “Marty” Lanier
has finally come out of her shell,
’cause didn’t she look cute with
Benny Grogan last week? Two Ro-
meos I had given up all hope for
were Bill B. Incorporated. Maybe
they had decided to become con-
firmed old bachelors, maybe they
were bashful, or maybe they were
just playing hard to get. Anyhow—
I got a glimpse of Bill Beard with
Norma Bridges, and Bill Bowden
with Judy Culwell at the senior
play. Jamye Murry manages to get
around these days. Who will it be,
GRASS BURR FOTOS
SENIOR: Well, kids, he is 16 years old, is six
feet “even”, weighs 158, has
nice wavy brown hair that
is often taken for black hair
and very nice brown eyes.
What’s his name? Let’s
play a guessing game. I’ll
give you suggestions and
you give me his name.
His favorite subject is physics. He likes
science and enjoys doing the experiments. He
has no hobby, but if he did it would be pho-
tography. His dislikes are few. Like most
people he dislikes conceitedness and hard
work (maybe it’s because he does a lot of it.)
His favorite foods are hot rolls made by his
mom and chocolate pie made by anyone that
knows how! He likes friends—the more the
merrier, and as everyone knows, he has lots
of ’em. He likes all music, both popular and
classical, and enjoys reading poetry. His fa-
vorite song is Star Dust. You see, he even
has good choice in songs. He is a Senior cheer
leader, Melon Vine business manager, secre-
tary of the Hi-Y, treasurer of senior class,
Tribune in Junior Classical League, repre-
sentative of Student Council, and always has
an active part in everything that goes on
around school. Here’s wishing luck to Senior
JUNIOR: Now for your Junior. With hair
and eyes of brown, she is a
cute lil’ number that
weighs about 104, is 5 feet
IV2 inches tall, and gosh,
how she likes music! Her
favorite pastime is listening
to records and visiting
Creamland. As a hobby she
keeps souvenirs of school life and activities.
As to her favorite subject, she has none. Her
favorite foods are sundaes and Mexican dish-
es. She dislikes spinach. Her ambition at the
present is to pass her geometry. She plans to
attend T. U. after graduating from Senior
High. She is a member of the Footlight Club,
J. C. L., plays the drum in Band, is on the
Student Council, . and is consul in second
year Latin Class. She says her plans for the
future are hazy but everyone expects her to
make a success of anything she attempts.
Her name is Ann Milburn, and she makes a
SOPHOMORE: Now, here is our up and com-
ing sophomore. She is five
feet six inches tall, has lus-
cious brown eyes, and
beautiful ebony black hair.
She was born in Long
Beach, Calif., where she
lived for the long span of
three months. She moved
with her family to various cities and towns
until finally they came to Weatherford for
two years and ’thinks it’s wonderful, espec-
ially after meeting Lloyd S'pracklin. Her
hobby is collecting records. Her favorite pas-
time is going to movies or reading. Her likes
are very numerous. She likes everybody, and
they like her. She also likes Mexican foods,
and her favorite subject is algebra. She plans
to be an interior decorator. Her plans for at-
tending college are a little hazy, but she still
has three years ’to make them. She is a mem-
ber of the Junior Classical League, and sec-
retary of Mrs. Babb’s home room. Her fa-
vorite song is In the Moon Mist, and her sing-
er, Dick Haymes. She is a real hep-cat ’cause
she likes Tommy Dorsey’s orchestra best of
all. Our lil’ Sophomore is none other than
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The Grass Burr (Weatherford, Tex.), No. 15, Ed. 1 Monday, April 29, 1946, newspaper, April 29, 1946; Weatherford, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1089787/m1/2/: accessed October 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Weatherford High School.