The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, October 15, 1954 Page: 2 of 4
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THE WESTERNER WORLD
Friday, October 15, 1954
Lubbock High's Cheerleaders
Plan New Yells, Bon Pep Rallies
For Westerners In Spirited Meetings
“fyotm (tyeentetu. . .
By Glenda Ingram
The shutters of a house at 2221 6th
Street fairly dance with pleasure every
Tuesday and Thursday night.
That is — when Lubbock High’s seven
cheerleaders meet twice weekly to plan
and practice pep yells.
On these two nights Sharia Pepper,
Mack Osborne, Beth Davidson, Tommy
Galloway, Linda Jobb, and Robert
Evans meet at Carma Jean Williamson’s
house to plan for the forthcoming pep
rally and game.
Most of the yells originated from a
cheerleading school which Carma, Shar-
ia, Beth, Mack, and Tommy attended
this summer at Midwestern University
in .Wichita Falls. The pep leaders spent
more than a week learning new mo-
tions, how to form new yells, new songs,
ideas for pep rallies and bonfires, and
the techniques and qualifications re-
quired of a cheerleader. These ideas,
along with their own “brainstorms” are
what make up the pep rallies and game
activities of “Westernerland.”
One hundred and five pounds of
spunk, spirit, and personality describes
brown-eyed Carma, head cheerleader.
Cheerleading is anything but new to
the 17-year-old senior. This is her sixth
year to lead her fellow classmates in
yells for some Lubbock team.
She was a class pep leader for three
years at Carroll Thompson, and was
cheerleader during her sophomore and
junior years in LHS. “Head Cheerlead-
er” is an old title to Carma, too; for she
was such during'1 her last year at Car-
roll Thompson. Many other honors have
also been bestowed upon this brown-
haired Westerner during her three years
in Lubbock High.
One of the main duties of any head
cheerleader is to arrange the program
for pep rallies. This includes deciding
which yells will be used and arranging
for a speaker. Another responsibility of
Carma’s is to teach new yells to the
other pep leaders and make sure they
know the schedule for the pep rally
This could prove to be difficult, but
not with the other LHS cheerleaders
Carma works with. Even though they
have to be torn away from her TV set
during their practice, once they “get
going,” there’s no stopping them. With
the help and patience of her parents,
‘TfC&ufruee ,, ,
“Concerto For Three Garbage Dispos-
als” will be rendered for the brave
“music” lover who ventures out to the
Tech Gym tonight to see Spike Jones’
agrigation offer “Musical Insanities of
1954.” Performances are scheduled for
6:45 and 8:45 p. m. This should be a
corker: the prop list for the show in-
Our Neighbors Say . . .
' Cinderella Shoe’
Found At Game
By Elizabeth Wilson
A lost and found ad in the Tiger Tips,
of Commerce, Tex., put it this way:
Notice to Cinderella
“Found, one small red slipper at the
football game Friday night.”
I love the paper
I think it’s swell:
The day it comes out
I run pell-mell
To get my copy and read each line.
The stories and columns
I think are fine.
I laugh at the jokes
I read all the ads -—---------
I know ail the news.
^I take in the fads.
When I praise the paper
I scorn those who laugh,
t I’m really loyal,
I’m on the STAFF.
Salina High News
Money — The mint makes it first, and
it’s up to you to make it last.
Salina High News
Election - day in November will be
especially exciting to students of Reitz
High School in Evansville, Ind. On that
day they will vote exactly the same
way as do their parents. Last time, the
vote was nearly exactly the same as
the county’s ballots, according to the
☆ ☆ j
As tests begin
I sadly sigh
Oh, what a sin—
No brains have I!
I studied hard
To no avail
It seems too bad
I had to fail.
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Food For Thought
Lord, make me an instrument
of Thy Peace. Where there is hat-
red, let me sow love. Where there
is injury, pardon. Where there is
doubt, faith. Where there is de-
spair, hope. Where there is dark-
ness, light. Where there is sadness,
O, Divine Master, grant that I
may not so much seek to be con-
soled, as to console; to be under-
stood as to understand; to be loved
as to love; for it is in giving that
we receive, it is in pardoning that
we are pardoned, and it is in dy-
ing that we are born to Eternal
—St. Francis of Arsisi
By Carole Jean Delaney
eludes two dozen firecrackers, two min-
iature cannons, a grand piano, a can of
popcorn, and a half-dozen eggs. Tickets
at $1.50 for students and adults are
available now, according to sources at
the Student Union.
Sarah Vaughan fans will lap up “Imag-
es,” Miss Vaughan’s newest set for Mer-
cury. Vaughan stylings make old stand-
ards even more tantalizing. “Imagina-
tion” and “My Funny Valentine” are
tops among the crop. Miss Vaughan’s
large following should flip — her feeling
and musicianship dish out quite a stimu-
If you like Brubeck’s pianistic, a look
into “Old Sounds From San Francisco”*
the latest, and an also recent album,
“Jazz Goes To College.” Jazz enthu-
siasts also watch out for a new star in
the sky, “Oscar Peterson Plays Pretty,”
volume 2. And we agree “Deep Purple,”
“The Nearness of You,” “Two Sleepy
People,” “Laura,” and “I Remember
April” are slightly less than sensational.
Peterson, accompanied this time only
by a bass fiddle, is proving himself one
of the most capable of jazz pianists.
Lubbockites journeying to the Fort
Worth or Dallas area between now and
Sunday week will likely--want to see
the Broadway musical “The King and
I,” which is this year’s featured show at
the State Fair in Dallas. Followed by
a successful run on Broadway, good
road response, we imagine the time
spent in Fair Park Auditorium would
not be wasted. “Hello, Young Lovers,”
probably rings a bell; it’s a hit time
from the show.
Impressed With LHS;
Writes School Song
By Patsy Knight
Can you imagine a pep rally ending
without “The Westerner Call To Loyal-
ty”? That was the situation back in
1936 when Miss Grace Padley, now
guidance director in Lubbock Public
Schools, remarked to her senior English
class that Lubbock High really needed
a school song.
Raymond Schlichenmaier, a Western-
er student of only three months, agreed
with Miss Padley and went to work
immediately. He wrote some words and
got a book of college songs to see if
his words would fit any of them. The
music to Cornell University’s Alma Ma-
ter seemed to fit after a few changes
in the words.
Raymond’s family had moved around
quite a bit and he had attended many
high schools. Lubbock High impressed
him more than any of the others. It
impressed him so much that he wrote
the words to our “Westerner Call to
Miss Padley says that “Ray” was an
enthusiastic student. He was always
smiling, except for the day his parents
decided to move to Fort Worth, she
When Ray left, the school was using
his song, but it hadn’t been officially
adopted. The next time he heard the
song was on the radio in 1939 at the
state championship football game be-
tween Lubbock and Waco. During the
half-time ceremony the song was dedi-
cated to Mr. W. B. Chapman, Lubbock
coach who had passed away during the
football season. Ray said he would al-
ways remember that as one of the most
thrilling times of his life.
and the cooperation of the other cheer-
leaders, Carma’s duties are greatly en-
Vivacious, brown-eyed Sharia, senior,
is taking on the duties of a cheerleader
for the-first time this year. The brown-
haired 17-year-old is first vice-president
of Y-Teens and a senior class vice-
president. Last year she was treasurer
of the student body.
Mack Is Senior Leader
Peppy, energetic, and having a mis-
chievous grin describes Mack, 5 feet 9
inch senior. The brown-haired cheer-
leader is a member of National Thes-
pians and is majoring in English and
Cheerleading is an old habit to Beth,
junior. She was a pep leader in the
seventh and ninth grades at Carroll
Thompson, and as a sophomore in LHS.
The business and English major is a
member of Y-Teens and a class vice-
This being the second year to lead
his fellow classmates in yells, Tommy,
16-year-old junior, is not new to his job.
The English and math major is a junior
class vice-president and a member of
National Thespians and Hi-Y.
Hazel eyes, brown hair, and 5 feet 4
inches of feminity describes one of the
newest additions to the Westerner
cheerleaders. Linda, newly elected
sophomore cheerleader, was also a cheer-
leader during her last year at Carroll
Thompson and was a majorette for two
Robert, 15-year-old sophomore, is the
other new addition to LHS’s cheerlead-
ers. The brown-haired hazel-eyed pep
leader is a member of Gens Togato and
Hi-Y. Majoring in English, math, and
history, Robert stands 5 feet 6 inches.
Now do you think you know LHS’s
cheerleaders a little better?
Head cheerleader Carma Williamson leads “The Westerner Pledge” as the six
class cheerleaders follow. From left to right, front row, are Linda Jobb and Robert
Evans, newly elected sophomore cheerleaders; Beth Davidson and Tommy Galloway,
juniors; back row: Mack Osborne, senior, Carma, and Sharia Pepper, senior.
Fast Leg Work, L
Necessary For Program Sellers
If you were not among the “enthusiastic, light-hearted” program-sellers at the
football game Friday night, here are a few tips the sellers can give you from their
When you first sight the prospective customer from a distance — charge! (The
good program seller can spot his victim eight blocks away.) Approach him at a fast
run, waving your programs. Above all, do not scream “Program.” Someone else,
who might run faster, will spot your customer and get to him first.
No matter how many miles you have walked or how much mud you have waded
in to get to the prospective buyer, always flash a brilliant smile and carry on a lively
conversation while he is digging for his change.
Fast runners can inn along side the cars and make sales. Sometimes, though,
you have to follow the car to the parking lot. This takes a lot of time and fast leg
work, but it is worth it to sell one program.
The good program seller will perfect a method of wearing down sales resistance.
Convince the fan that he will be completely in the dark if he doesn’t have a program.
If you can put over this idea, chances are he will buy two or three.
It’s a good policy to carry all sorts of change ranging from a Spanish centavo
to an English bob to discourage the age old excuse, “I’ve only got an Alaskan half
moon and a couple of Arabian dollars.”
Remember, even if the fan scowles at you and screams “No!”, there is another
fan somewhere who will smile and say, “Sure, I want a program. Keep the change,”
To Ban Or Not To Ban . . .
Horror Comic Bo
. . . Now Facing Teenagers
By Warren Dunn
To be banned or not to be banned — that is the question. Perhaps that is a
rather poor pun on Mr. Shakes'peare, but it sums up the position of about eighty
“comic” books now for sale on Lubbock’s news stands. I’m not going to bore you
with a lot of facts, I just want to tell you my impression of the stories in one of these
comics and let you judge for yourself if that is the type of literature you would want
to stack up on your shelves for everyone to see.
I picked up five typical comics or. the newstand and took them home to read.
I singled out one of these because it was a fair average of the rest. On the cover the
“typical” comic book displayed a picture of a half animal and half woman praying
to the moon. In the background a man is standing in the doorway firing a double-
barrelled shotgun at the beast.
The first story was quiet original. The plot simply consisted of a man finding
a huge supply of jewels in a rock-shaped skull. When he tried to remove this
treasure, the jaws of the skull snapped shut, trapping him inside forever with his
When I had finished this choice bit of literature, I was truly impressed. In that
story alone were eight murders and a mass assasination of a whole tribe of natives.
The rest of the stories were concerned with ghosts and “easy” money.
Then I sat down and tried to figure out what I had gained or learned from
reading them. I hadn’t been entertained, but I had learned how to wire a door knob
so I could electrocute an enemy.
Having excess to a number of newspaper clippings concerning comic books, I
read them to find out what others thought. I found that the church, group of edu-
cators, and other organizations oppose the reading of horror comics. There must be
a good reason behind that. To find the reason, just read one of them.
Many authorities are convinced that a great part of juvenile delinquency is
caused by “glamorized vice” and comic books. Many crimes caused by teenage
gangs are exact copies of comic-book crimes. There can be no denying that comic
books are a great factor in juvenile delinquency. Have you ever heard of a leader
of a teenage crime gang sitting around reading novels by the world’s truly great
authors? Or have you ever heard of a truly great person sitting around reading
horror comic books?
Of course, there is some good in the worst of things and in comics there are a
number of wholesome, funny, and enjoyable comics that are pleasant to read. These
outsell the others by far. Classic Comics are a type of literature that contains one
of the classics given to comic book form. Real entertainment comes from these
comic books, not the horror type.
Banning horror comics is one way to stop people from reading them; but the
best way is for each individual to realize that no decent entertainment, knowledge,
or information can be gained from this inferior type of reading matter.
Dates and doings were really buzzing
among the students of Westernerland
over the week end. Who finds time to
Twosomes at the hard-fought football
game Friday night were Joanie Hender-
son, Willard Patterson; Jolene Caffee,
Cary Murdock; Dotty Thompson, Tony
Gibson; and Kay Burnam, Don Kerr.
Carma Jean Williamson and Barbara
Spinks honored Claudette Hill on her
18th birthday Saturday with a surprise
party at Carma’s home. Some of the
girls attending were Pat Rainer, Sharia
Pepper, Carole Powell, Wyvonne Cox,
Sandra Sherrill, and Toni Bannister.
Verna Harrington, Bobby Peterman;
Cathalene Roberts, John Hatchette; and
Nona Gregg and Bill Conley helped
cheer Texas Tech to victory Saturday
Getting in on dancing, playing records,
and eating the “midnight snack” were
the girls who attended a slumber party
By Joan Pollard
given by Vonseth Burtham Friday night.
They were Glenda Threlkeld, Becky
Lathrop, Mary Lynn Carter, Martha
Woods, Kay Thompson, and Janette
Dancing to the music of the Dunbar
Combo at the YMCA dance following
the Westerner game were Sherry Hend-
rix, Ronnie Armes; Sondra Wilk, Lar-
ry Stovall; Lou Ann Pruitt, Techsan
Bobby Lockheart; Freda French, Er-
nest Kristinek; Beverly Witt, Dean
Fawcett; and Joyce Howard, Tommy
Better always look "pert," for you
might be taken by surprise like friends
of Bonnie Key and Lanelle Baldwin
were Saturday morning when these two
girls gave a “come-as-you-are” party.
Attending were Martha Bearden, Man-
da Ramey, La Verne Vinson, Billie Lou
Osborne, Barbara Barkley, Barbara
Eden, Peggy Williams and La Juan
After school hours your Uncle Wes
has plenty of time to sit around in a
drafty locker and think about all the
things he has secretly seen and heard.
Never am I at a loss for something to
think about; I hear and see new things
every single day. (Sometimes I wish I
could just sit down with you Westerners
and talk to y’all about all the things
I think about. When it comes to convey-
ing my thoughts on paper. I don’t seem
to fare so well,) i
These past few weeks I’ve been close-
ly watching the many clubs of LHS as
they organize. Already I’ve seen some
clubs launch wholeheartedly into the
year’s activities. I’ve watched and won-
dered about a lot of extra-busy-looking
students, and now (after sufficient
snooping) I know that they are engaged
in club work.
You know, I’ve been thinking, and
maybe you will agree with me, that
clubs are very important in the sche-
dule of Lubbock Senior High. They can
really be of immeasurable value to
Maybe I ought to give some reasons
for such conclusions. First of all, through
clubs, individual Westerners can follow
their special interests and thereby have
a greater enjoyment of school. Also clubs
offer many occasions when, outside of
class, students must think and speak
for themselves. Clubs help develop
leadership, promote the taking of re-
sponsibility, and give students experi-
ence that can surely lie of great benefit
to them in future undertakings.
Although I can’t mention any names
(there are just too many), I want to tip
my cap to every hard-working club
member and officer in LHS. Whether
they realize it or not, through their in-
terest in clubs, they are showing an in-
terest in LHS and thereby making it
a better school.
The Westerner World
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