The Lion Roar (McKinney, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, January 18, 1935 Page: 1 of 4
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THE LION ROAR
Boyd High School, McKinney, Texas, Jan. 18, 1935.
Twenty more souls will enter the
gates of happiness and content-
ment tonight when the members of
the mid-term graduating class re-
ceive their diplomas. The lucky
Marion Moseley is our b!d for the
title "Joe College!"
If I frowned as much as some
people, my shaving would only be
Thomas Jefferson wrote in his
great thesis "The Declaration of
Independence" that we were creat-
ed equal. The attitude of some
students make us believe that the
only time that we were on the
"equal" waswhen we came into
the world unblemished by clothing.
The L. B. that we stated in an
earlier issue would be hitched
January One, may have made such
a. mistake: but we are yet to see
him flashing any money collected
from bets that were suppose to
have been wagered over the
BY COOKING CLASS
The second year Domestic
Science class entertained the school
board with a dinner Thursday
night, January 10. The members of
the board are Mr. Hardy Eubanks,
Mr. Will J. Rhea, Walter B. Wilson,
Mr. Avery Dowell, Mr. J. H. Mer-
ritt, Mr. Gibson Caldwell, and
Mr. Alfred Scott. Mr. Jack Ryan,
superintendent of the McKinney
schools, was also honored with
the school board.
Jerald Derryberry, the fellow
with the animated gleam in his
eves, has decided that love is just
like prosperity—it's just' around
the corner. But Jerald has yet to
pass around the corner.
Attention Mr. Rollins: The Billy
Thompson who is so influenced by
your agricultural surroundings has
been horseback riding to your
great surprise. And the much talk-
ed about "hoss" in your class room
bears the name "Prince.''
If I were in your shoes Mr. Rol-
lins, I would be especially careful
that none of those eight hundred
broilers got "on the loose" in your
The annual football banquet for
the members of the McKinney
High Lions team was held Friday
night, December 21 in the base-
ment of the Christian Church
with an attendance of about
Carroll Adair, football captain,
acted as toast master and master
of ceremonies. As he called upon
each letterman to make his talk,
he had a rhyme to go with each
name. Other speeches of the ev-
ening were made by the coaches,
Atkins and Hollis, Mr. Fltz-
hugh Newsome, Mr. L. D. Rob-
inson and Mr. Jack Ryan.
The honored guest for the
evening was Louis Cox, sports
writer for the Dallas Times Her-
ald. In his talk he complimented
the Lions for their "fighting
After the banquet everyone
was cordially invited by Mr. Roy
Brockman to attend the Rltz
Twenty-eight typewriting stu-
dents of the beginning class are
practicing with the aim of eith-
er making the team, or assist-
ing in raising the standard so
that those who are chosen for
the team will make a creditable
showing for the schooi. Elimina-
tions for the team will begin im-
mediately as the second term of
school gets under-day. The fol-
lowing students have excellent
records during the first term, and
although not assured of places
on the team, from all indications
for ma group from which the
team will be chosen: Frances
Kindle, Hubbert Evans, Cleo Bur-
gess, Mammie Ruth Gerron,
'Juanita Talkington, Elizabeth
Moore, Frances Bozeman, Maggie
Faye DeArmand, Eva Lou Cas-
sion, Max Perkins, and Evelyn
The department is proud of the
records made by its five previous
teams and points with pride to
the students of past years who
strove to make a creditable show-
ing for our school. Among these
students are Floy Jane Weeks,
who is working in the business
manager's office at Baylor Uni-
versity and who is considered one
of the best typists in that insti-
tution; Ethel Baxter, a worthy
and excellent student, who as-
sists the teachers in the training
department of N. T. S. T. C. in
their work; Louise Hamrick, stu-
dent in C. I. A.; Max Skelton of
California; Edith Trantham, who
lolds a responsible position with
Sears Roebuck of Dallas; Oleta
Addington, one of our present
graduating class; Durward Tim-
mons, present assistant trainer of
the team; and Virginia Tinsley,
holder of a blue ribbon and one
who assisted in winning the cup
at Commerce two years ago.
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES FOR
TWENTY GRADUATES TONIGHT
DR COWAN DELIVER
BY >iLtN THOMPSON ... .
The twenty members of the
mid-term g-aduaii 4 class of 193.r>
took a more serious view of lile
Sunday r >rninj, January 1.1,
after hei.'intj Dr. R L. Cowan's
masterful baccalaureate address,
delivered at the First Presbyter-
ian Chui"h of which he is pastor
Dr. Cowaa's address was the fea-
ture of the service which was
Taking as his subject: "Value
of A Life", Dr. Cowan admonish-
ed the graduates to build their
lives with the same thorough
manner and on the same moral
standards of which McKinney
High School has prepared them.
Special music for the occasion
was rendered by Miss Irene Mar-
ley, church organist, and the
Mrs. Joe E. Largent, rendered a
beautiful solo number.
Dr. Cowan opened his address
by commending the class for
coming to a house of the Lord
to hold such a service. Declaring
hat this was a commencement
ife and that the members of the
class should create ideals and
aims to mold a true, christian life.
Dr. Cowan stated, "God has a
purpose for all of us in life, and
our aim In life should be to find |
that purpose. We must have
deals for molding our character
along true christian lines."
Expressing his views as to the
value of life, the speaker con-
cluded his brilliant address by
wishing that God would bless
and find use for each of the
graduates in their journey
throughout the future.
Immediately following the serv-
ices a group picture of the class
was taken by a local photograph-
SENIORS PRESENT PROGRAM
High Seniors on Senior Day
presented a program In the audi-
torium of Boyd High School at
which time Marlon Moseley, presi-
dent of the class, presented the
key to the Low Senior Class,
which was represented by the
president, M. W. Younger.
The will was read, and a gift
on the curtain fund was presented
to Mr. Robinson by the secretary
treasurer, Ruth Marcom.
Miss Poppy Bass visited In Dal- I Dorothy Long went to Dallas
las during the Christmas holidays. ] December 28.
DR. W. J. McCONNELL
WILL DELIVER ADDRESS
The 1935 mid-term graduates of
McKinney High School will hear
Dr. W. J. McConnell of North Tex-
as State Teacher's College, Denton,
deliver their commencement ad-
dress at the high school auditorium
tonight at 7:30 p. m. The speaker
is expected to a bring the gradu-
ates a message of great benefit.
LOCAL EDITOR SPEAKS
BEFORE "ROAR" STAFF
McKinney High School Journal-
ism Club, sponsored by Miss Ger-
trude Gibson, was honored by a
talk made by Mr. Walter Wilson at
Its regular semi-monthly meeting
Thursday night, January 3, in the
home of Miss Gibson.
Mr. Wilson discussed the history
of publishing in McKinney, illus-
trating his remarks with copies of
the McKinney Messenger, two
copies dating back to 1863. The
speaker concluded his remarks by
giving advice, resulting from prac-
tical experience, to prospective
PROF. FRAZIER ORGANIZES
Boyd High school orchestra, di-
rected by Prof. Ralph E. Frazler,
has given several programs at
Mellasa and Junior High school.
A rhythm band has been or-
ganized at Central Ward school
by Prof. Frazler.
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Came to Denton in 1016.
Dr. McConnell came to the
Teachers College at Denton in
1916 from Petrolia, Texas, where
he was superintendent of schools.
His first position at N. T. S. T.
C. was that of Professor of Math-
ematics. In 1919, he became Pro-
fessor and Director of Economics,
and was elevated to the position
of Dean of the College in 1923.
While serving in that capacity,
he always stood for high academ-
ic standards, and was responsible
for the college obtaining recog-
nition from the several accredit-
ing bodies, thus enabling any
graduate of this college to re-
ceive full credit for his degree at
Among Dr. McConnell's many
honors are membership in the
National Educational Association,
the National Economics League,
the American Sociologist Society,
Kappa Delta PI and Pi Gamma
Mu, of which he was national
president in 1927.
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Holds Many Degrees.
Dr. McConnell's list of degrees
include: the B. A., N. T. S. T.
C.; M. A., University of Denver;
and Ph. D. from Columbia Uni-
versity, New York City.
His Doctor's dissertation, '1So-
cial Cleavages in Texas, was se-
lected by a committee on publi-
cation as one of the two studies
In history, economics and public
law .to be published by the Col-
umbia University Press. He is al-
so co-author of a book enttlled,
"Our Own Government."
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