The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, April 5, 1946 Page: 1 of 4
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Back Student Participation!
An Editorial By Gloria Novak
Like the people run the nation, so the students operate the
School or do they? Of course the student government is well
organized, but what about the students who don’t have an active
part in that government? They want a part in school affairs, too.
What makes you feel more a part otf your school than participating
in all of the activities that are a part of Lubbock High—assemblies,
clubs, and campaigns?.
Speakers are fine for assembly, but why must we have so many
outside speakers? In a school with an enrollment of about 1300, there
are bound to be some talented people. They could develop speaking
•skill and poise if they were given the chance. Speakers every week
might become tiresome, so mix in a few more musical and dramatic
programs made up of students.
Every Westerner has an opportunity to belong to at least one
club, but does everyone take advantage of that opportunity? No! About
•50 per cent of the student body takes no part in any club. Why? A
large; per cent of those people are the ones who are demanding more
student participation. Why don’t they take part in clubs?
Ask the next five people you meet if they would be willing to take
active part in a school cleanup campaign. Here’s a guess that at least
three of those five would say “Sure, if I had the chancel”
There is a surprising amount of student energy and enthusiasm
being wasted. 'There should bei an .outlet for it. Give every student a
part in improving Lubbock High! Back Student participation!
Lubbock Senior High School, Lubbock, Texas Friday, April 5,’ 1946
Valuable Subjects Selected In Poll
Girls Prefer English; Boys Math—As Usual
In a poll taken last week among the Senior students of L. H. S.
67 of- the 233 students who cast votes, voted that English was the
subject Which would have the greatest all around value after graduation.
The. girls favored English, while most of the boys thought that
mathematics would be of the greatest advantages to them. Com-
mercial courses also rated high among the girls,
Statistics on the poll are1, Boys: English, 10; social studies, 1;
mathematics, 27; science, 22; commercial courses, 6; occupational train-
ing, 13; and the arts, 4. Girls; English, 57; social studies, 7; mathematics,
6; science, 6; physical education, 1; home economics, 20; commercial
courses, 36; occupational training, S; and the arts, 3.
In answer to the suestion ‘‘Do you think that the United States
-offers young people the greatest opportunity for security, prosperity,
and happiness?.”, 73 hoys voted yes, 4 no, and 7 no opinion. One hundred
and forty-one girls voted yes, 3 voted no, and 5 formed no opinion.
“English is t*he basis of all learning. What could we do without it?’
stated Malcolm Burkett, when asked why he thought that English would
do the most good after graduation.
Alura .McManus said that she thought science would have the
greatest value because then you could keep up with the scientific things
of the World.
“Mathematics are essential to everyone because they are used in
all kinds of business,” Elva Land stated.
•Bqtjty Rulth Cobb stated that people judge you. by the grammar
that you use and thus English is of the greatest valise to a high school
The opinion polls are sponsored locally by the "Westerner World,
who receives the material from the Institute of Stu dent Opinion, nat-
ional sponsors. Thirteen opinion polls have been sponsc wed by this organ-
ization this year. This is the final poll of this year..
Nation wide results of the poll conducted in Febi” nary among 69,963
high school studenlts showed that 45 per cent of the students will
seek a college education, 56 per cent expect to earn . less than $75 per
week, and 55 per cent favored some form of world g< ltverniment. Seniors
in L. H. S. voted in the same trend.
•‘Careers’ Day” Planned For Seniors On Monday
Literary, Sports Contest Held Here E,even ^pea^ers
Novak And Thrush To Speak
On Commencement Program
For Junior Play
Student Cast Announced
By Mr. Howell, Director
Under the direction of Mr. D.
M. Howell, rehearsals for “Strict-
ly Formal,” junior play to he pre-
sented May 10, ar'e under way.
A heart-warming, laughter-cram-
med comedy in three acts, “Strict-
ly Formal” deals with the prob-
lems of two teen-agers in getting a
date for the senior dance. Before
the play is over, mumps, peonies,
shot-put, and movies combine a
hilarious riot • of laughter.
Jane and Sally ar'e having trou-
ble with George and Jim when their
sophisticated house guest, Marcia,
snares most of the eligible boys in
town, except Elroy, who is not so
dumb as he looks. Then arrives,
Cindy—the fix-it for the girls. Un-
der her direction Jane develops
mumps; then Elroy heaves the shot
put into Andrew’s and Ahern’s
prize peony beds, which starts a
feud between the two dads.
Characters are Jane, Lynn Marie
Ryian; Sally, Pat Jones; Agnes Joan-
na M-'assie; Ahern, Rex Zachary;
Rose, Jane Loflan; Jossie, Billie Ros-
enthal; Mrs. Tilton, Marjoriei Sims;
Marcia, Delight Hardin; Cindy, Ri-
da McCauley; Elroy, not yet cast;
George, Deon Littleton;' Lt. Boh
Cunningham, not cost; Nettie, Pat
Ejennett Jim, Irwin Jarrett; and
Marilyn, Jo Ann Mur'fee.
The play, which is rehearsed from
2:35 o’clock to 4:35 o’clock daily,
was released for production in Feb-
ruary of this year.
Scenes from the Who’s Who banquet. Top, a
the school hoard; bottom, Ray Simmons* sti
.•general view; center
«$ent body president,
"Bed Of Petunias”
Sixth Paid Assembly
“Bed of Petunias,” a one act play
under the direction of Mr. Dan How-
ell, speech instructor, was present-
ed Tuesday at 1:30 o’clock as the
•sixth and last paid assembly of the
The cast consisted of Dorothy
Barnett, George Morris, Jewell Al-
ice Pharr, and Ray Simmons who
played the parts of Cynthia, Jim,
Aunt Lucy, and Uncle Jed, respect-
•Cynlhia and Jim, who had only
been married six months, were hav-
ing most of their trouble because
of Cynthia’s cooking. Aunt Lucy
and Uncle Jed, a couple who had
been married about forty years,
ware very happy together and prov-
ed to be a great help to Cynthia
Aunt Lucy explained to Cynthia
that no one was a natural-born
cook and that the two most im-
portant things in cooking were a
(cook book (hidden) and a bed of
petunias. Uncle Jed explained ways
of getting along with and judg-
in a woman to Jim. Things turn-
ed out for the best when, at the
climax, Cynthia announced that she
was a natural-born cook, and Jim
made plans for a petunia bed.
This play will be entered in the
Interscholastic League contest.
Gloria Novak and Jerry Thrush
were chosen as the student com-
mencement speakers by a com-
mittee composed of Mrs. Dick Coz-
by, director of publications, Miss
Linioel Hilliard, English instructor,
Miss Grace Padley, dean of girls,
Mr. J. W. Reid, social studies in-
structor, and Mr. J. H. McCabe,
dean of boys, March 28.
At a senior class meeting sev-
eral weeks ago the class decided to
have two of its own class mem-
bers as commencement speakers and
one out-of-town speaker. Dr. D.
M. Higgins, president of the Tex-
as School of Mines at El Paso, will
be the guest speaker.
Six Others Try For Parts
Other students trying for com-
mencement speaking were Bobby
Blerger, Oleta Stewart, Jean McNeil,
Richard Kelisky, Warner Petico-
las, and Melba Pinkston. .
“As We See Lubbock’s Future”
is Gloria’s topic, and Jerry’s sub-
ject is “A Westerner’s Place In
Allen To Announce
James Allen, senior class presi-
dent, will announce the program
and George Morris will give the in-
volcation. Mary Frances Payne,
Rosemary Dawkins, and Carolyn
Cole will present a piano ensemble.
■The senior chorus directed by Mrs.
J. D. Armistead, music instruct-
or, will present two numbers, one
of which is “Prayer Perfect ” and
“The Host of Youth.”
The senior calendar is as fol-
April 30—^Senior , banquet.
May:2—P. T. A. senior assembly.
May 6—Hi-Y—Girl Reserve In-
May 7—-Recognition assembly.
May 14—pSenior examinations.
(May 15—Senior 18 weeks’ exam-
May 16—-Senior picnic..
May 19—Commencement sermon.
F. F. A. Boys Plan
In a meeting Monday night the
boys of the Lubbock Chapter of
Future! Farmers of America planned
their annual parent-son barbecue
for sometime in May.
At the meeting, Alton Brazell,
president of the club appointed
committees to plan the affair. The
food committee includes James
Shearer chairman; Billy Brazell,
Teddie Vaught, and James Dur-
rett; program committee, Eugene
McLaughlin, chairman, J. R. Bridg-
es, and Woody Jackson. Invitations
committj'e, Kenneth Perkins, chair-
man, Billy Burleson, and Gordon
The boys also discussed the pos-
sibilities of a summer tour of New
Mexico at tile end of the semes-
Club Obtaining Copy-Right
For Mr. Stoelzing’s Song
The C. C. Cox club sponsored
by Miss Kathleen Ingram is ob-
taining a copyright for Mr. Lewis
Stoelzing for his new song “The
Westerner Fight Song.”
Any Westerner wishing to join
C. C. C. C. may do so at the
next meeting, Thursday, April 18,
in room 110.
Eight Districts in
Region I To Take
Class “B” literary contests and
class “B”, “A” and. “AA’ field and
track contests will he held in Lub-
bock tomorrow. Representatives
from the eight districts which com-
prise region one will participate.
Contests have been held in each
. district. District winners will par-
ticipate in the area meet tomor-
row. Winners of the area rn-eet lyill
go to the state meet at Austin.
Field and track contests for
classes. “B”, “A”, 'and “AA’ will
be held at Tech stadium. Mr. E.
J. Lowrey, director of athletics,
is. director of these activities.
In charge of literary contests
are Mr. J. W. Reid, director of
debate in room 135; Miss Lois Marie
Killian, director of declamation in
room 181; Mrs. Eunice Adams, di-
rector of ready writers in room 183;
Miss Glenys Honey, director of ex-
temporaneous speech in room 249;
Mr. Dan Howell, director of one
act play in room 186; Mrs. Bessie
Bjullock, director of shorthand,, room
1128; Mrs. Rachel Reese, director
of typing in room 126; Miss Aileen
Whiteley, director of number sense,
in room 221 and Mr. Rogers Orr,
director of slide rule contest in
room 301. Mr. R. W. Matthews,
superintendent of Lubbock Pub-
lic schools, is director general.
Guidance 310 Participates
In All School Activities
In Mrs. Rosa Mae Burford’s
guidance, room 310, the students
participate in each occasion.
During courtesy week, the group
qlected the most courteous girl and
boy, who were Louise Rea and
Jimmy Garret, respectively.
Monday, on kid day, the seniors
put on a parade before the group.
Before the end of the; period the
juniors and sophomores elected the
best-dressed and cutest “kids”, a
boy and a girl. Jo Ann Kuykendall
and Bayless Martin were the “three •
year olds” that won the big prize
of a new penny'.
Sophomore Class To
Give Annual Assembly
Sophomore class will present a
30-iminute variety show of music,
dances, solos, and jokes Thursday.
With Charlie Laws, secretary of
the class, as master of ceremonies,
the show will open with a trumpet
trio, “The Solataries,” by Stewart
Nicholes, Kenneth Cox, and J. A.
White. Dannie Thompson will whist-
le “Till the End of Time;” Patri-
cia Dindsey will do a tap dance,
and Jo Simmons a ballet dance.
There will be a piano solo, .“Mai-,
aguena,” by Sybil Lea, and vocal
solos by Pete Quinlan and Park-
er Stuart. Plans for a girls’ quartet
have not been completed.
Class sponsors, Mr. W. C. Watts,
science, and Miss Edith Caveness,
mathematics, are in charge of the
Will Cover Fields
Tech To Get 156 Grads
Twenty-Four Plan Jobs
“A ‘Careers’ Day’ has been plan-
ed for seniors Monday afternoon
from 1 o’clock until 3:40 o’clock,’’
stated Miss Grace Padley, dean
of girls. “Also from 1 oclock to
1:30 o’clock an all-school assembly
will be held with Dean James Al-
len of Texas Tech spelaking on
‘Factors in Chosing A Career’,” she
From 1:35 o’clock until 2:35 o’clock
in the auditorium Dr. E. Wallace,
assistant ‘dean in the division of
letters of science at Tech, will
speak on “College Entrance Re-
quirements,” and Miss Evelyn Stal-
lings, located with the United
States Employment, “Opportunities
in West Texas.”
Group Meetings Scheduled
The seniors will then go to group
meetings according to their choice
and interest in vocations from 2:40
■ o’clock until 3:40 oclock.
Only group meetings will be held
in those vocations which, were list-
ed frequently in the questionnaire
taken March 20. Seniors are asked
if their particular field of interest
is not listed-, to go to the meeting
of their second choice.
Mr. William McMillan, local con-
tractor, will lead the group meet-
ing- of engineering which will bo
held in the auditorium.
Mr. J. D. Hassell To Speak
In the business section Mr. J.
D., Hassell, manager of Hemphill-
Wells and Company, will have
charge of the distribution section
in room 244, while Miss Gladys
Workman, employed by the Retail
Merchants association, will speak on
office work in room 130. Under
•these two divisions, distribution
and office, are the subheads busi-
ness manager, sales, - bookkeeping,
secretary, stenographer, and ac-
Dr. O. W. English of the West
Texas hospital will direct the meet-
ing of medical science in room
131, which will include medicine,
cLenistry, pschyiatry, pharmacy,
nursing, and laboratory technician.
Home economics which will in-
clude food and nutrition, clothing
and textiles, child development, and
applied art will be led by Miss
Margaret Weeks, dean in the div-
ision of home economics at Tech,
in room 182.
Hill Represents Art
Heading the art division in room
134 will be. Mr. Culver Hill, deco-
rator of Hemphili-Wells. He will
discuss commercial art, interior
decoration, design, photography, and
In the field of social service,
Miss Ruth Towne, director of reli-
gious education at the First
Christian church* will speak on re-
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Students From 3 Towns
To Visit S. C. April 15
On April 15, representatives from
Levelland, Plainview, and Tulia
High schols will meet with the
Lubbock High school student coun-
cil in a regular noon meeting.
Levelland High, which is organiz-
ing a Student council, is attend-
ing in order to get a foundation
for their Student body government;
while Tulia and Plainview will be
present merely to get a few point-
ers. It is not known now what
will be discussed, but it will prob-
ably pertain to something that will
help these schools.
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