The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, April 8, 1949 Page: 2 of 4
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THE WESTERNER WORLD
Friday, April 8, 1949
CQLO \jJAR IS ft THREAT, BUT DOESN'T NECESSHR1L.Y
WAR \S INEVITABLE. THIS TME OF THE YEAR, NEAR PAL^
L. H. S. Mischievous Children
Recoil Their 'Goo Ole Days’
Is Favored In Spring
“I drank and drank and drank. Pretty
soon I began to feel a little dizzy and
numb all over. My mother walked in
and saw me and she thought I was sick.
I wasn’t, I was drunk! I had found
some wine that my aunt had used for
Christmas pies and cakes and thinking
it was grape juice, I practically drank
the whole bottle. She put me to bed,
and when I woke up I felt all right
again. I was about five or six. Oh yes,
I’m old enough to read labels now.”
This was the experience Elouida
Thomas told when asked to look back
on her childhood to try to find some-
thing interesting and unusual, and that
was certainly both.
Another senior who was impish in his
prime (and by the way still is) was Nor-
man Bantz. He recalls the morning he
woke up, got his little sister, Beverly,
and walked two blocks in his pajamas
before anyone found him. His mother
was frantic with worry. She thought
someone had taken her little darlings.
He was only four at the time so we can
laugh without making him feel bad.
A laughable experience that Nona
Martin recalls was when she was four
years old. She found out how to get her
way (Don’t we all wish we had found
that out at that age?). One day her
older sister was playing a favorite with
all children, paper dolls. Nona wanted
to play with her, but as the way with
big sister, she wouldn’t even hear of it,
Nona walked to the closet, got out her
clothes, which were on hangers, and
went to the back yard where her
mother was. She said in a strong, brave
voice, “I’m going to run away.” Her
mother, being the wise woman she was,
said very seriously, “Goodbye, and don’t
forget your toothbrush.” Nona walked
around the block, got scared and ran
back home as fast as she could. Nona
added, “I got to play paper dolls.”
Teddy Vaught, the boy who lives on
the farm evidentaly didn’t like horses’
tails when he was seven years old. One
day when his mother was busy in the
house, and for once wasn’t busy watch-
ing him, he slipped off in search of
something to do—that was mean, of
course. Well, he had a pair of scissors
which he had picked up in the house,
and when he saw the horses, he couldn’t
see any reason for the tails, so off they
When asked about the punishment
he received for doing it, he said in a
very deflated voice, “Oh, she wouldn’t
let me help milk the cows and that
above everything was my favorite past-
time.” Teddy added in a comical voice
that the horses looked about like Davis
Hopper does with a burr.
Just what would you do if a little
neighbor boy took, not stole, (that
sounds a little too mean), five gallons
of paint from you and killed your chick-
ens with BB guns? Would you want to
spank them? Sure you would. Frank
Poynor and some other boys did these;
things. They look five gallons of paint
to paint a little dog house; they also
found much sport in killing their neigh-
bor’s chickens. Either the neighbors or
the Poynors moved after a while, don’t
After hearing some of the amusing in-
cidents these seniors told, maybe you,
too, can look way, way back and think
of some of your hair-raising exper-
By DONNA and SHIRLEY
Should we elect our junior and senior
cheerleaders the year before?
The question is being discussed wide-
ly amoung the students in L.H.S. Many
think it is unfair to the sophomores,
who cannot possibly elect theirs until
next year. Also, it has been pointed out
that the sophomores, instead of the
seniors, should be able to vote for head
cheerleader, since they will be the ones
The staff, however, finds the spring
election favorable in many ways. First,
the cheerleaders will have time to prac-
tice during the summer if they know
Dear Students and Members of the
My most deadly foe, I. C. Danger,
has been at work again, spreading re-
diculous rumors such as “a safety con-
cious person is not likely to be found
un-concious”. Doesn’t that sound fan-
Since most of us like to go to Bufflo
lake now that it’s warmer, I’d like to
give you some practices to use while
driving up there.
1. When going with friends from
school out to the car, cross the street on
a red light when Uncle Dave isn’t look-
ing. Its fun seeing which can get to the
corner first—you, or the cars.
2. Be sure to pack at least ten people
in your car. You can do it by squeezing
six in the back and four in front. Nat-
urally, if you see a policeman, oneJp.
the front seat can always duck.
that they will serve. Also, the cheer-
leaders, with the exception of the soph-
omores, will be organized for the first
As to seniors voting for head cheer-
leaders, they know who is capable of
carrying out this duty, whereas the
majority of sophomores are not ac-
quainted with the candidates. It is near-
ly essential to elect head cheerleader in
the spring, because it is up to her, or
him, to organize the cheerleaders for
the following year.
L. H. S. is beginning a new policy
which will be a greater asset to the
students, in our opinion.
as far as it will go.
4. Speaking of driving fast, its very
exciting to make a curve on a bumpy
road at break-neck speed. Of course if
you have a blow out on the car and you
lost control it might fatally injure the
occupants. If you’re lucky your family
will just have a law suit on its hands
but who cares? Every one takes chances.
Nothing will happen to you.
5. Once you get to the lake, its nice
for two or three people to get on the
bumpers and fenders—so that everyone
may be comfortable, both inside and
out of the car.
6. Go swimming now. It isn’t too cold
in April even though your mother dis-
agrees. If you don’t go swimming, be
sure to do tricks in the motor boat. A
good one is to stand up and jitterbug
while it is in motion.
Yours till next time
(If you live so long),
First of all, before we really get this
week’s column started, we want to say
that last week’s column was all in fifti
and that not much of it was true. (If
any of it was, let us know.)
We want to wish the A Cappella choir
good luck in contests at Canyon today.
They left at noon and will return about
Claude Grey and Jerry Peyton are
still going strong.
Marjorie Smith and Floyd Hinson;
Anne Bentley and Pat Ridge are daters
for the military ball tonight out at Tech.
Floyd and Pat are Tech freshmen.
Marilyn Williamson received a six-
rose corsage from Jimmy Allen in Har-
vard for her birthday.
Congratulations to all the L.H.S.
students who so well respresented us in
the Interscholastic league. We’re proud
of you all, and we’re behind you 100
percent for the regional contests. And
good luck to all the students who are
trying out for the athletic events in the
district Interscholastic league contests
Shifting our attention to the serious
side of affairs, we wish to offer our
deepest sympathy to the students of
Amarillo High school on the loss of
Carolyn Kelly, Bob Lacy, and Miss
Dorinda Bond. The wreck served as a
tragic lesson for all of us. (“Kelly” and
Bob were editors of the Amarillo Sand-
To give a rough estimate on the size,
Rhode Island would fit into Texas 220
times with Deaf Smith county left over.
The state flower is steak, and Texas
grows the largest grapefruit and richest
millionaires in the world. No matter
how large you think Texas is, it is twice
as large as that.
Texans are not so small themselves.
Texans average at a height of 7-feet,
except for T.C.U. and S.M.U. men;
they average at 8-feet.
Texas has always been the limelight
of the universe. It has contributed more
noted figures to history than any other
planet. Texas also prides its oil. Oil
gushers spring from cactus, beneath the
pavement, and sometimes even on the
wide, open plains. All a Texan has to
do is wave a divining rod over a desir-
ed place, and lo! oil doth gush.
storm, and Miss Bond was in charge of
You know, we didn’t think that
Nancy Davis was conceited, but after
the other day* in Miss Linioel Hilliard’s
10 o’clock English class, we can’t be so
sure. The class was discussing a poem
about a beautiful woman. Miss Hilliard
stated that it would be next to impossi-
ble to live with a perfect human all the
time. Nancy piped up with, “I wouldn’t
say that. I live with myself all the
We hear that the name of the
mystery time on “Stop the Music” is
either “St. Paul’s Steeple”, or “St. Pet-
er’s Steeple”. You can take your choice
of the two, or you can invent your own
We think more homerooms should
follow the example of Miss Edith Cave-
ness’s homeroom, 218. All the girls went
into the closed patio last Tuesday dur-
ing the homeroom period and cleaned
out all the paper that had been thrown
there. And, also, we want to say “Thank
you” to that homeroom for showing us
just how we can get the job done about
the waste paper on the school grounds.
New steadies are Tommye Flynn and
Jerry Fredrick, and Peggy Jenkins and
Mrs. Dick Cozby, director of publica-
tions, is doing fine after undergoing
surgery in the Scott and White hospital
Texas is so large that it has two suns
—the regular sun and the special Tex-
as sun. By the way, these suns shine
over the biggest Texas longhorns you
ever saw. Why, if you made one huge
longhorn out of the many longhorns in
Texas, its horn will pierce the moon,
its front feet would stand in Alaska,
while its tail swished in
Texans are smart creatures, also.
You’ve heard about the Texas salesman
visiting in Arkansas. An Arkansas man
was bragging that his state had no in-
sane people. “You mean no one in Ark-
ansas ever goes crazy?” questioned the
“Oh, yes, we have some that lose
their minds, but we just send them to
Texas, where you elect them for your
by JACK McCABE
The Westerner Round-up was really
a success and it was the best one in its
short history. The students were well
behaved (they are getting better every
year) and the faculty surely has noth-
ing to gripe about, so there should be
no opinions of poor conduct when the.
Round-up is held again next year.
In some cases there was a slight trace
of chewing tobacco, but just the same,
the conduct was good.
Some of you may have noticed the
flag is again flying. This is due to a
group of Hi-Y boys who have taken it
on themselves to be responsible for the
flag. It is their duty to decide whether
the weather is calm enough to fly it
and if it isn’t, they take it down.
* * *
Today the school officers for 1949-50
will be chosen to succeed those of this
year. The candidates have been putting
on a vigorous campaign and there are
a swell bunch of prospects for these
important offices. All though it will be
a hard job to do any better than thip
years’s officers, it looks as if the candi-
dates for ’50 will better these positions.
The trouble with the elections in the
past is that the students don’t necessari-
ly vote for the one that is the most
qualified, but for the person that they
know best, or the one that is their best
friend. This will not bring the best
government to the school, but instead
promote a constant grumbling between
the Student council and the students
such as the condition was this year.
We can’t impress on you enough the
importance of voting for the best man,
instead of your best friend. If you keep
this in mind and vote for the qualified
person, you will have a swell student
government next year and you will be
glad you voted the way you did.
* * *
The seniors underwent a drastic
change last friday and enjoyed a second
childhood for perhaps the last time in
their life. Some of the little brats had
enough sense to put their shoes on, but
most of them went barefooted in the
cold rain. Many of the big sophomores
and juniors were shocked at some of
the short skirts but most of the ‘,‘kids”
were well pleased.
March 12, Mary Gae Page
March 14, R. C. Gunn
March 25, Betty Lou Lancaster
March 27, Julia Etta Zeitz
April 2, Marilyn Williamson; Joy Ran-
April 9, Anna Belle Cash; Vaudiene
April 13, Donna Key; Joyce Davis
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Adviser ........................ Mrs. Dick Cozby
3. Its also fun to let one person shift
and the other one guide while you con-
centrate on pressing the foot feed down
I. M. Careless
Are You Making Him
Oh, woe is me. Oh, agony. My back is
1 bent and my heart is all tattered
xd even torn to pieces. It’s no wonder
Lat I look so much older than I really
n, the way people treat me.
And to think that I answer hundreds
■ questions which arise daily. My gen-
ial vocabulary consists of 500,000
■rms and I contain a wealth of infor-
Lation on every subject of artistic or
itellectual value. After I help so many
eople each day what kind of apprecia-
on do I get? The worst kind. Not any.
You see, I’m the big dictionary in the
brary or in the study halls. No one
nows how to treat me so I’m going to
tell you how, in hopes that some sypm-
pathetic souls will have mercy and help
me keep young longer.
My pages are always opened in the
middle of the book. When you fant to
look a word up, it would please me
very much if you’d place your finger
on my tabs and just turn a few pages at
a time until you find the word. If you
would be careful and handle my back
gently and if you wouldn’t mark all
over my pages, I would appreciate that
very much too. Please do these things
for my sake and yours. I don’t want to
die yet and if you’ll treat me right I’ll
be here to help you for a long time.
Is Texas Really Like This?
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