The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, November 10, 1939 Page: 2 of 6
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THE WESTERNER WORLD
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1939
Death Goes Cycling
Along With You
Every school morning approximately
one hundred and fifty Senior High stu-
dents ride bicycles to this school. Mix
these bicycles on the busy streets of
Lubbock with something like three
thousand cars and what happens? Death
enters the scene ready to strike any
These 150 vehicles which students
ride seem to be easily forgotten as far
as safety is concerned. This is ap-
parent when one realizes that except
in the field, of education very little has
been done to prevent bicycle accidents.
Figures reveal the astounding numbers
(700 deaths in 1938) of lives that have
been lost while riding a bicycle. Again
the hazards of bicycling are made ob-
vious when one realizes that every type
of accident has decreased except
bicycle accidents which have steadily
One cause of the increase of bicycle
accidents was due to a recent revival
and rebirh of the bicycle popularity,
but perhaps the main reason for ac-
cidents was because most cities never
forced bicyclists to observe traffic
Lubbock and Senior High school are
interested in the owners of those 150
bicycles standing in the racks outside
this building. So much so that strict
laws have been set down and are being
enforced for the bicycle-rider’s safety.
The bicycle-motor vehicle accidents
are one of our outstanding problems
and must be faced as such. Our school
will furnish safety education, our city
will furnish safety engineering devices,
and safety enforcement, then the cycl-
ists must prove that their vehicles can
be 'operated safely and that the bicycle
accidents may be diminished just as
other accidents may decrease.
1320 Perfect Records
With the close of school today every
student in Senior High will have a per-
fect record for a short while, at least.
Monday morning every pupil will enter,
the school building w'tWnc
against him in
grade books.^Emy of the instructors
exam£^^j|P^The first nine weeks
1939-40 school term will
completed this afternoon, and by
next Tuesday students will know just
what kind of a record he made this
first nine weeks.
Maybe some of these records will
be far from good and perhaps others
will be far better. To the stu-
dents who have worked hard and
earnestly the first fourth of this school
year, we wish to encourage you and
hope you continue to do as well the rest
of the year. And then, to the ones who
have, either by carelessness or causes
beyond their control, allowed their
grades to fall low, we want to urge you
not to give up, but to work ever harder
and bring up those low grades. Re-
member, only one-fourth of the school
twenty-seven weeks to make up for
year is gone and you still have around
twenty-seven weeks to make up
what you might have failed to do or
learn the last grade period. So, just
because you didn’t do very well the
first time, don’t ruin your chances for
the next three times by givinb up.
Thought For The Week
The home, the school, the church, the
world, the Christ, need young people
today who are big enough, fine enough,
courageous enough, to face life as they
find it, solve its problems, embrace its
opportunities, accomplish its tasks, and
sweeten and purify all of its streams.
“The Master is here and icalleth ,for
thee” just as He called for Mary of
old. He has need today of thoroughly
Christianized young people. Who will
answer His call?
J. M. Lewis, Pastor
The First Presbyterian Church
By Grace Halsell
South Of The Border
South of the border, down Mexico way,
That’s where I fell in love
When stars above came out to. play.
And now as I wander, My thoughts
South of the border,
Down Mexico Way.
She was a picture in old Spanish lace
Just for a tender while I kissed the
Upon her face.
For it was Fiesta and. we were so gay.
South of the border, down Mexico way.
Then she smiled as she whispered
Never dreaming that we were parting
And I lied as I whispered “manana”
For our tomorrow never came.
South of the border I rode back one day/
There in a veil of white by candle ligh(
She knelt to pray.
The mission bells told me that I mustn/t
South of the border, down Mexico way.
What We Think And Why.
By The Student Body
This original thought came the
other afternoon after a two hour
debate for and against brushes;
Oh, for the strength of Hercules,
the patience of Job, and persever-
ance of a salesman.
Many polls and surveys are now be-
ing put before the people. It is inter-
esting to watch these and in this way,
find out what the nation is thinking.
The Westerner World recently gave a
questionnaire to all social science stu-
dents. Six out of seven students favor-
ed the repeal of the neutrality law. The
American Institute of Public Opinion
showed at its last survey that three out
of four people favored this repeal.
Here are some other things our citi-
zens believe: that the United States
should defend Canada, the Canal Area,
and South America if they are invaded;
that this country should aid the Allies,
and that the United States should keep
out of the war.
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From war to peace—and it’s
peace personified in James Moss
and Mary Ann Stevenson, Billy
Tucker and Ruth Genelle Spikes,
and Lyonal Lindsey and Joyce
Friendly Gossip: Louise Spaulding,
now a student in this school is from
New Jersey. She makes friends easily
and rapidly—and she remembers names.
. . . Bob Lowery guessed the exact num-
ber of bicycles in Senior High and won
an “A” in a contest held in a History
class . . . Notice Winifred Morgan^
large, beautiful eyes sometime^.
Tat end of the sofa to
Howard at the other end) “Howard,
do you think my eyes are beauti-
Bashful Howard: “Uh huh!”
Mona: “And do you think my
hair is the prettiest you’ve ever
Howard: “Gee whiz! I’ll say.”
Mona: “Do you think I have a
Howard: “You bet!”
Mona: “And do you think my lips
are like rubies, my cheeks like
roses, and my teeth like pearls?”
Howard: “Oh, boy! I’ll say.”
Mona: “Oh, Howard, I’m so
afraid you tell that to all the girls.”
Hit Of Th Week
Thanks L. H. S.
This week is American Education
Week. Let’s just think about education
in connection with our own school.
Lubbock High School is one of the very
best high schools in the state and I’m
really proud to be one of its student
body. I think that I shall be even more
appreciative and prouder when I start
to college. In this school we get a
good foundation for our college work
and also for our careers. Out teach-
ers teach us what we must know for
these different things. This school may
be hard and all that, but when we get
to college, we’ll certainly be glad that
we were fortunate enough to go to Lub-
bock High School! And after all, what
would life be like without some good ed-
ucation and a few worries?
Best In The West, Eh?
I must congratulate Lubbock High
on having the most charming “tootsies”
west of the Mississippi. I have travel-
ed the western states and saw gals
“cornin’ 'and goin’ ” but there were no
girls to compare with some of those in
L. H. S. Although we have many beauti-
ful girls we sure could use some more.
What do you think, boys?
Speaking of good looking girls, or
shall we say ladies, in this particular in-
cident, don’t you fellows think this
school should have some more “pretty”
teachers like a certain brunette who is
very good at speech and dramatics?
Well, after all, I’m not on the school
board nor are you. So . . . well ....
heck .... it doesnt’ hurt to dream a
little, does it?
I think that the schocn is unfair to
the students! One main reason is that
they won’t let the students dance at
noon around or near the school. What
time they are out for noon, why not let
them have their fun? We know that
there is not a bit of harm in dancing; if
there was , why was dancing ever
thought of? We might as well dance as
Another point is that dancing, al-
though some people don’t know it, is
good exercise. Being that we are still
young, we need lots of exercise and this
is a good way to get it, in an enjoyable
way. Some don’t take gym and don’t
get hardly any exercise, and dancing
will take its place. And too, why not
have a little fun during off school
Senior High has always had the very
best assembly program, and this year
they have really been very good. The
people who select these programs should
receive a vote of thanks from every stu-
dent in the school. A lot of work goes
into these programs trying to please so
many people, so let’s show them our
appreciation by our applause!
Doris Cherry. •
Mere And There . . .
The mathematics teacher uses the
J “Operator, give me eleven times
/thirty-one minus six divided by five,
1 add twice the original number, and
make it snappy.”
Lee Hi Lites
Goose Creek, Texas
Art, like morality, consists in drawing
the line somewhere.
C. K. Chistenton
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The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, November 10, 1939, newspaper, November 10, 1939; Lubbock, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth662405/m1/2/: accessed March 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lubbock High School.