The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, April 5, 1946 Page: 3 of 4
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Friday, April 5, 1946
Area Meet To Be Hell
At Tech Field Tomorros
Last week the Roundup was talk-
ing things over with Mrs. E J.
Lowrey, athletic director, and the
talk got around to three-sport let-
Mr. Lowrey dug into his files and
«wne up with a list of these letter-
men. Since 1936, “L’s” in the three
major sports-football, basketball
and tra'ck have beejn awarded to 17
boys. Of these, three have won
three “L’s’’ two years straight—
Robert Brewer in 1941-42-43, Milner
Thorne in 1940-41-42, and James
Barker in 1938-39-40.
The other lettermen include Har-
old Ingley, Virgil Simmons, and
Orville Oden in 1936-37 and Henry
Ford and Jack Ware in 1937-38.
Barker was the only three-sport
letterman in 1938-39. In 1939-40,
two boys won three awards, Bar-
ker and Joe Tyson, and in' 1940-
41 Milner Thorne and Carl San-
dars did it. 1941-42 produced five
outstanding- athletes. Thorne again
lettered three times along with Ro-
land “Tuffy” Nabors, j. d. Mil-
ner, Douglas “Primo” McCurry and
There were no threehsport letter-
men in 1943-44, but 1944-45 again
saw three lettermen, Charles Pres-
ley, R. w. Moyers and George
Brewer, little brother to Robert.
It takes an athlete to win a let-
ter in each of three sports. Foot-
ball and basketball letter require-
ments include 48 to 32 minutes,, res-
pectively, of conference play plus
the coaches’ approval. In fact, you
have to place in the regional track
meek to win an “L”, and that isn’t
This year there are three boys
in L. H. S. who can win three
L/s and be among the elite group.
Gerald “Dingy’’ Davis/Stony Wall,’
and Jack Alderson have lettered in
football and basketball and are on
the track team. “Dingy’’ has let-
tered two years in football and
basketball but has not yet done it
in track. Stony has lettered twice
in football and Jack once; in each.
These boys have another year to
High schools over the South
Plains • will tee off at Tech field
tomorrow afternoon in the first
round meet to deleidq the Inter-
scholastic League winners in track
The list of entries will include
all class AA, class A and class B
between Lamesa and Seminole in the
south, Plainvew in the north, Cros-
byton to the east and Whiteface
to the west. Lubbock, Plainview,
Lamesa, and Brownfield are the
only AA schools in the district.
The meet will be run off accord-
ing to classes. Each school will com-
pete in its respective class. In class
AA besides Lubbock, entries have
been received from Lamesa and
Plainview. It is not known whether
Brownfield will enter.
Boys who place in this meet will
be eligible to enter the regional
meet here April 20. The area meet
is more or less an elimination in
order to narrow down the field.
Lubbock is the defending champ-
ion in class AA competition. High-
lights of last year’s meet was Cliff
Dean’s pole vault of 12 feetf, one of
the best in the state. The West-
erners are expected to roll up
enough points to take the meet
title again. G. W. Hensley, hurd-
ler and broad jumper, and George
Ltz, sprinter, have been showing
tennis team tool^
in both singles
In the singly
er Hope was
set, lost tb|
lost in t|
first, 6 tcj
Chicken in the
Biscuits, and D<
Which Was It Jim?
Before writing grades on report
cards, Miss Honey asked her elevej
o’clock English class to write
small slips of paper the grade tl
expected to make. Jim John(|
wrote A—what I’d like to make;
what I’d better make; C—whas
B. E. ADA
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The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, April 5, 1946, newspaper, April 5, 1946; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth662258/m1/3/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lubbock High School.