The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 19, 1958 Page: 2 of 4
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THE WESTERNER WORLD
Friday, September 19, 1958
Smiles Believed To Help
Students Through School
“To have or take on a facial
expression showing pleasure,
amusement, affection, friendli-
ness, characterized by the upward
curving of the corners of the
mouth and a sparkling in the
The above definition of a smile
is as complete probably as Mr.
Noah Webster thought it should
be. However, the meaning does
not state that a smile is a chain
reaction made up of links of hap-
piness and friendship.
The meaning suggests that the
owner of this facial expression is
amused, contented with life, and
basically happy and affectionate.
When an individual smiles, he
not only reveals to strangers that
he is a contented soul, but gives
the receiver a small charge of
friendliness to pass on to others.
To illustrate the meaning of
that last paragraph, test it dur-
ing the next passing period. First
of all, select a person with a glum
face and give out the most ra-
diant smile of your life. Of course,
it is always easier to smile at
someone you know, but try it on
a stranger and watch the puzzle-
ment cover his face.
If not too surprised, he will
smile back at you, but if he is
one who rarely gets such atten-
tion, he may be so shocked he
won’t know what to do.
You can be sure he will recog-
nize your face the next time you
meet him and he will probably
try to recapture the vitality of
your own expression.
But, don’t save your smiles
only for strangers, be generous
and let everyone see those pearly
teeth through smiling lips.
You will not only start a new
chain reaction, but you will be
strengthening the old ties. You
might even become famous for
your ravishing appearance!
Don’t be a chain breaker!
Break down and smile! -
Classroom's Identity Morning Watch Offers
Revealed Through r rr
bare Christian reeling
Have you ever noticed the ear-
marks of individual classrooms?
Gaily painted fiesta scenes and
Spanish figures, portraits, and
calendars mark room 306 as la
clase de espanol.
History and social studies class-
rooms are as clearly marked by
globes, maps, and flags.
Math rooms are harder to rec-
ognize unless some careless teach-
er has left geometric figures or
algebra equations on the black-
Punctuation and grammatical
rules decorate the walls of most
It is the very rare student who
fails to identify typing, science,
speech, or homemaking classes.
All in all most students have
no trouble finding their next
room unless of course they make
the dreadfully confusing mistake
of looking at room numbers.
I hope you are as proud of be-
ing a Westerner as I am. To tell
the truth, I nearly burst my but-
tons with pride last Friday night.
I was under the bench watching
the game, and I got so excited I
lost my little hat. The boys real-
ly have that “do-or-die” Wester-
ner spirit. Congratulations, West-
Wes Nur also wants to com-
mend the student body on the
great support they displayed at
the game. You know, Lubbock
High School has always been
known for its spirit and Friday
night surely added to that repu-
tation. Keep it up, Westerners!
A word also to the cheerleaders
and the band for a job well done.
Just a reminder to all ya’ll—
the time to think about good
grades is now, when you can do
something about it, not when re-
port cards come out. Let’s all
study hard and keep our grades
up. After all, that is what school
is for. Lecture’s over.
Tonight the Westerners take on
the Odessa Broncos. Let’s all be
there at 8:00 and cheer them on.
I’ll be there under the bench and
during half-time I sure hope I
can find my hat. My ears get cold.
I’m saving my pennies to go
to Fort Worth; I hope all of you
are saving, too. Last Saturday I
paid a visit to Jones Stadium to
see how our friends at the school
south of here were doing. Their
opponents, Paschal, brought eight
buses full of cheering fans. Let’s
better this at our three out of
town games this year.
Congratulations to the newly-
elected sophomore officers. Ya’ll
have an example to live up to and
one to set.
The honor system is in effect
again this year. We have been
very lucky to have a faculty and
student body that will support
such an idea. Remember —
“You’re on your honor!”
Let’s Get a Bronco!
Pride In Monument
By Celia Forrest
Question: "Home of the Lub-
bock Westerners." What does the
new monument mean to you?
What should it mean to our
Miss Laurene Bussey, algebra
teacher: The class of 1958 could
have thought of no better gift
than the tablet. It challenges the
loyalty and pride of all Wester-
It has added much to our al-
ready beautiful building.
We still feel externally and in-
ternally secure, but even if a
constant vigil of the tablet had
to be maintained 24 hours a day,
it would be well worth the ef-
William Whiteside, sophomore:
The plaque presented by the 1958
senior class is a symbol of Lub-
bock High School to me.
The inscription which reads,
“Home of the Lubbock Wester-
ners” is a definite sign to me that
everyone in school is proud of it.
When I look at it and see others
looking, it makes my inner loyal-
ty and pride for my school grow
deeper. It gives me a feeling of
victory whether my spirits are
low or high.
The monument has been need-
ed for such a long time. All pass-
ersby know that the students of
Lubbock High have pride in their
Markey Reynolds, junior: To
me the Westerner plaque in
front of our school means a lot.
It should mean a lot to every
Westerner because it will be-
come a lasting land mark and
reminder that this is “The Home
of the Lubbock Westerners.”
Ellen Hendrix, senior: I think
that we, as Westerners, should be
very proud of our new plaque.
It stands not only for our ath-
letic teams but for every person
in Lubbock High who calls him-
self a Westerner.
The plaque stands as a con-
stant reminder to everyone that
LHS is “The Home of the West-
erners,” and should stand to re-
mind the students of the respon-
sibilities in upholding the name
Gary Gore, junior: The new
tablet which stands in front of
our building symbolizes, to me,
the spirit of Lubbock
School and its students.
The foundation upon which the
plaque rests is made of many
bricks molded together to form
a solid support. To me, this sol-
idarity symbolizes every single
student joined together as one
body to support the sports teams
and school projects.
The granite itself symbolizes
our school spirit — solid as gran-
The words “Home of the Lub-
bock Westerners” stand for what
they mean, for Lubbock High
School is not just home of the
teams, but of 1,584 students who
are WESTERNERS also.
Sue Morrow, sophomore: The
significance of the impressive
new plaque could not possibly
hold the same meaning for me
that it does for students of high-
To the juniors and seniors of
Lubbock' High School the plaque
probably represents in a small
way the profound respect and ad-
miration they feel for the school
to whieh they have pledged their
loyalties. Because of their parti-
cipation in school activities and
in other ways being a part of
Lubbock High, older students
can feel the plaque stands for the
past, the present, and the future.
As a new Westerner, the plaque
can only represent the future to
me. It promises a bright future,
one full of good times and bad,
but it also means that I, and
others of the present sophomore
class, have a responsibility to
maintain the honor and dignity
of our school.
As time passes and I become
better acquainted with LHS, I
will develop a pride for my school
and for the plaque which repre-
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One of the greatest leaders who
ever lived stated the secret of
his leadership in six words, as
follows: “Kindness is more pow-
erful than compulsion” . . . There
is no defeat except from within.
There is really no insurmount-
able barrier save your own in-
herent weakness of purpose.
“Seek God in the morning and
you’ll keep Him through the day.”
Westerners, do you know what
this means? A sure way to fol-
low this scripture is to attend
8,000 Books Ready
For Students Who Use
Lubbock High Library
There is $24,000 at your dispos-
al—not actually in cash, but in
books. The Lubbock High School
library depends on the students
to use their 8,000 books — 250
of them brand new — with care.
“Last year 43,686 books were
checked out, with March as the
busiest month,” reports Mrs. R.
T. Groves, librarian. The library
is off to a good start this year
with 300 books checked out the
Four newspapers and seventy-
five magazines are at the stu-
dents’ disposal. This year the li-
brary is carrying the traveling
government library of science. A
new set of books will come
every three months. The science
library consists of about 49 books.
If a student would like the li-
brary to buy a certain book, he
should turn in the suggestion to
Mrs. Groves or Mrs. Warren.
Working as assistants are
Gwen Crump, Carolyn Riney,
Sharon Litton, Charlotte Kizer,
Charla Shipman, Lana K. Small-
in, Linda Kerr, Patsy Cook, Betty
Bell, and Laverne Monkhouse.
Mary Dena Tilson, Carolyn
Benson, Barbara Spencer, Lynn-
ette McMillan, Marilyn Billing-
ton, June Simpson, Judy Winn,
and Carolyn Williams are also
Crazier Each Day
Raccoon Coat—Flapper wrap-
Cattle Rustler—Beef thief
Flirt—A girl who is peaches
An unwashed hobo—A fragrant
Lawsuit — A policeman’s uni-
Used car — a car in first crash
Nylons—Sheer today and gone
* * *
A boy came running out of the
store toward the street, took a
flying leap with his legs apart,
and landed in a heap in the gut-
“Are you hurt?” someone ask-
“No, but I’d sure like to catch
the guy who - stole my , motor-
cycle!” he answered.
* * *
“What if my parachute won’t
“In that case, you’re jumping
to a hasty conclusion.”
* * *
“When I was a young girl, two
men fought with guns to see
which one would get me!”
“One got me in the shoulder,
and the other one got me in the
Supposedly one of the impor-
tant parts of Lubbock High
School, Morning Watch reaches
out to approximately 75 students
every morning. The study hall
room, 219, is rarely even half
filled. Out of an enrollment of
1,556, don’t you think we could
have a better percentage at Morn-
What keeps these other stu-
dents from attending Morning
Watch? Conflicting meetings,
studying, talking to friends at
Logan’s or the cafeteria, or sleep-
ing that extra 30 minutes are
some excuses given. Some stu-
dents even say Morning Watch is
In answers to the first excuses,
morning watch offers more bene-
fits. As for the last excuse — that
morning watch is boring — at-
tend Morning Watch once, join in
enthusiastically with the singing,
listen prayerfully to the speaker
and still say that Morning Watch
If you have ever been so ex-
cited about something that you
couldn’t keep quiet about it, you
know how you will feel if you
attend Morning Watch.
Do your part; make our Morn-
ing Watch motto a reality: “Christ
for Lubbock High.”
Variety Of Food
A new system has been set up
in the cafeteria this year which
is serving a la carte dishes.
Students as well as teachers
may get exactly what they want.
A greater variety of meat and
vegetables will be supplied.
The regular lunch for 40 cents;
The regular lunch for 40 cents
will still be served. The a la
carte dishes are as follows: meat,
15 cents; vegetables, 10 cents;
bread, 2 cents; soup, 15 cents.
Students may get milk for
three cents while teachers are
required to pay eight cents.
The method was set up to give
students a greater variety of
choice. Last year students could
choose two out of three vegeta-
bles. This year students may
choose one or more vegetables
from a group of five different
“Say, Bob, can I borrow a pen?”
“Have you got a piece of paper
and an envelope I can use?”
“Yeah. Help yourself.”
“Don’t leave ’til I finish writ-
ing this letter, will you? I’d like
you to mail it for me.”
“Can you spare a stamp?”
“Yeah! Now is there anything
else you need?”
“Yes—what’s your girl’s ad-
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