The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, February 25, 1955 Page: 1 of 4
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Annual Round-Up Events Begin At 7:30
'SPORTSMANSHIP - THEN VICTORY"
Lubbock Senior High School, Lubbock, Texas, Friday, February 25, 1955
31 Speakers Talk &6Uidid<zte& .
To Career Groups i
Is Highlight Tonight
Of All-School Party
By Joan Pollard
As the 1955 Round-Up Favorites walk through a large silver horse-
shoe to their gleaming thrones, the old West will come alive tonight at
Number 20 an al1_scho01 Party, beginning at 7:19 in the auditorium.
The six top candidates for favorites are Sharia Pepper, Pat Rainer,
Carma Jean Williamson, Bill Dean,
Don Kerr, and Neil McMullen.
One girl and one boy from these
students will be crowned as Fav-
orites tonight and presented with
silver identification bracelets.
Approximately four hundred
thirty seniors took part in the
tenth annual career conferences
Monday and Wednesday. Thirty-
one speakers talked on various
professions in business under the
supervision of Miss Edith Cave-
ness, girls’ counselor, Mr. C. G.
Gray, boys’ counselor, and student
Secretarial work attracted the
largest number of students Mon-
day. Seventy-nine heard Mr. H. K.
Broughton, manager of the Trav-
elers Life Insurance Company,
tell the fundamental requirements
of a good secretary.
Sixty seniors heard Mr. Robert
L. Newell, Associate Professor of
Mechanical Engineering at Texas
Technological College, discuss all
phases of engineering Wednesday.
This was the largest group for this
Bill Sparks was the general ac-
tivities chairman. Other main stu-
dent chairmen were Iva Sue
Shropshire, arrangements; and
Pat Stanley, publicity.
Public Schools Week
To Stress Democracy
“Texas Public Schools—Democ-
racy in Action,” the semi-official
slogan of Texas Public Schools
Week to be March 7 through 12,
stresses one of the major purposes
of Public School Week, that of the
school’s contribution to democra-
During a special week set aside
by the governor as Public Schools
Week, the citizens of the state and
community are urged to make an
annual personal appraisal of the
schools. The week is traditionally
held the first full week in March,
subject to the official proclama-
tion of the State School Board.
The sub-slogan for 1955 is “Into
the Second Century,” according to
Miss Trula Maud Jetton, co-ordi-
nator of Elementary Education in
Lubbock and Chairman of the
Public Schools Week. Last year,
Public Schools Week passed the
hundredth year mark.
1955 Annual Senior Class Play . . .
'Girl Crazy’ To Be Presented Thursday, Friday
At 8:15 P. M. In LHS Auditorium
When the houselights dim and
the curtains part at exactly 8:15
p.m. next Thursday and Friday
nights, the audience will view the
main room of a typical run down
ranch, which is the setting for
“Girl Crazy,” the 1955 senior class
Based on the George and Ira
Gershwin musical-comedy, “Girl
Crazy,” the three-act comedy cen-
ters around playboy Danny Chur-
chill, who is sent from New York
to dilapidated Buzzard’s Ranch in
Arizona. His family thinks a year
out where men are men and girls
are scarce is just what Danny
Danny arrives in a taxi. The bill
totals around $700, but how else
would one get from New York to
Arizona? In addition, Louie, the
Brooklyn cab driver, nearly gets
strung up for his critical remarks
about the “Great Golden West.”
Jake, the old caretaker of Buz-
Four members of the senior play cast are pictured above rehearsing for the production which will be
next Thursday and Friday, From left to right, they are Prentiss Peak as Jake, the caretaker, David Rigney
(is -Lome, the cab driver,' Med Hunt as Danny Church ill, the girl crazy playboy, and Liz Creson as Molly,
the western girl, (Photo by Lilburn Smith)
zard’s Ranch, can’t believe that
playboy Danny can actually be a
member of the scrapping Chur-
chill clan, famous throughout Ari-
zona. But Danny quickly proves
he has ideas of his own. He turns
the place into a swank Dude Ranch
and soon it is lively enough with
eastern girls and singing cowboys.
But it’s the western girl, Molly,
and not any of the imports, who
Just as Molly is beginning to
wonder if Danny is really serious,
another New York visitor, Sam
Mason, arrives. He has some scores
to settle with Danny and does a
quick job of convincing Molly that
she’s just being strung along. But
Danny has still other enemies. A
pair of bandits plan to get him out
of there fast, and it’s all one to
them whether he goes by taxi,
train, or feet first.
Med Hunt portrays Danny;
Prentiss Peak, Jake; David Rig-
ney, Louie; Liz Creson, Molly;
Jack House, Sam Mason; Wayne
Culp, Pete, the Mexican bandit;
A. V. Cates, Lank, a killer; and
Douglas Hutton and Mack Os-
borne, Cactus and Lucky, the cow-
The girls from Chicago and New
York are Tess, Sharia Pepper;
Rose, Roma Caviness; Betty, Joy
Herod; Janet, Margaret Condray;
Laura, Pat Stanley; Sally, Barba-
ra Batton; and Babs, Wanda Falls.
Larry Halford plays the part of
Eaglerock, a real Indian; Kenny
Kaplan, Lt. Caddigan of the State
Additional gir.'s who are guests
on the ranch are Elaine Smith, Na-
omi Johnson, Cornelia Childs, An-
nez Allan, Vicky Billington, San-
dra Sherrill, and Ann Humphreys.
Chairmen of the, production
committees are Larry Halford,
stage manager; Vicky Billington,
bookholder; Ann Humphreys,
sound effects; Mack Osborne,
lighting; Wanda Fails, properties;
and Annez Allan, publicity.
Composing the properties com-
mittee are Joy Herod, Pat Stan-
ley, Clarence Cox, Howard1 Col-
lins, Cornelia Childs, Linda Red-
der, Rose Leftwich, and Charles
Joy Reeder, Sarjim Holcomb,
Naomi Johnson, Suzette Franc s,
Pat Rainer, Kenny Kaplan, arid
Virginia Bray are on the publicity
committee. Sara Wiley and Diana
Smith are in charge of the display
Special musical numbers have
been prepared for the production
by Liz, Prentiss, and David. Liz
wrote the lyrics and Prentiss com-
posed the music for the closing
number. The high-school orches-
tra, under' the direction of Mr.
Randall Raley, will play before
curtain time and at intermission.
Tickets for Thursday’s presen-
tation go on sale Monday and will
be sold before school and at noon
in the cafeteria and after school
until 4 p.m. in the attendance of-
fice. Tickets for Friday’s perform-
ance go on sale Wednesday morn-
ing and will be sold until 4 p.m.
The activity book ticket or 50
cents will purchase a ticket. There
will be no exchanges. Tickets may
be bought at the door. All seats
Mr. D. M. Howell, director of
the play, emphasized the impor-
tance of being in the auditorium,
at curtain time. Those persons who
are not in the auditorium at ex-
actly 8:15 p.m. must wait until the
end of Scene I before they may be
seated, he stated.
Mary Sue Wilson, junior, de-
signed the cover for the program.
Senior sponsors for Thursday
night are Mr. Robert Knight,
chairman, Mr. J. C. Richardson,
tickets, Mrs. H. R. Keeton, ushers,
Mrs. Emmett Burford, Mrs. H. R.
Nesmith, Mr. Maurice Fite, Mrs.
C. R. Thompson, Mrs. G. L. Doug-
lass, Miss Peggy Ann Mayfield,
Miss Bessie Bullock, and Mr. Fred
Friday night’s sponsors are Mr.
C. G. Gray, chairman, Mr. Lovic
Liston, tickets, Miss Aline McCar-
ty, ushers, Mr. Raymond Mulkey,
Miss Mary Wilson, Miss Genelle
Wilhite, Mrs. Gerald Harris, Mrs.
Everett Carver, Mr. Don Gray,
and Mrs. Catherine Hastings.
What hasn’t happened in 20
Can happen in 20 seconds.
A talent show, entitled the “Lub-
bock High School Western Hit Pa-
rade,” will begin the gala events.
First will be Jan Cauthen and
Donna Couk singing “Hearts of
Stone.” Ronald Burns, Jimmy All-
day, and Glenn Woody will offer
“More and More” and “Love
Talk.” “I Don’t Hurt Anymore”
will be sung by Carolyn Shelton.
Also, the hit parade will feature
Bob Burgess and Prentiss Peak
singing “New Green Light.” Mar-
tha White and Nancy Smith will
do “This Old House.”
Extras To Be Given
Three “extras” will be given.
Wayne Ratisseau will sing “I’m a
Rollin.” Gene Medley, Ray Carter,
and Gerald Martin will offer “Red
Headed Stranger.” “That’s All
Right” will be sung by Buddy Hol-
ley and Prentiss Peak.
Exhibition square dances will
be performed by Sandra Hendrix,
Nan Kelly, Sarah Simmons, Kathy
White, Ronnie Purtell, Gordon
Graves, Billy Wienke, and Rich-
Contest winners will be pre-
sented and awarded leather belts
with “Round-Up 1955” on the
backs. Students who have entered
contests are as follows: Program
cover—George Smith, Sue Moore,
Wendell Hester, Betty Rudledge,
Robert Hebberger, C. L. Eudy,
Patsy Knight, and Jeanette Tay-
Students Enter Contests
Poetry — Cornelia Childs, Caro-
line Andrews, Janis Pierce, J. D.
Key, Lee Fredd Show, Betty Mc-
Cann. Slogan — Margaret Con-
dray, C. L. Eudy, Betty Rutledge.
Song — Prentiss Peak, Bobby
Montgomery, A. G. Fox, Dale Hal-
ford. Western instrument — A. G.
Fox, Bob Burgess, Prentiss Peak.
After the program, the Wrang-
lers will lead a procession into the
boys’ gym where they will dance
to the Virginia Reel fn honor of
the Favorites. Music will be pro-
vided by Tommy Hancock and his
Roadside Playboys. Mrs. Clyde
Lindsey will be the caller. For
those that do not wish to dance,
ping pong tables will be set up
in the cage. A movie, “Curtain
Call at Cactus Creek,” will be
shown in the auditorium.
a form of hot dogs, and cokes, will
be served at each end of the main
hall in chuck wagon-booths. Ad-
mission tickets are $.35 each.
“Round-Up is part of everyones
high-school life,” Liz Creson, gen-
eral chairman, stated. “It is up to
everyone to support it and make
it the best. So don them thar boots
and spurs, Westerners, and come
Barbara Wright Is
Li bra ry Assoc iation
, Barbara Wright, LHS sopho
more, was elected vice-presiden
of the Teen-Age Library Associa
tion at a' meeting held in For
■Worth last week end.
The six student librarians fron
Lubbock High who attended th
convention were Barbara, Claud
ette Hill, Janice Jobe, Nanc;
Jones, Nancy Rochelle, and Pa
Watson. Mrs. D. L. Jones and Mrs
R. T. Groves were sponsors for tb
Representatives to the conven
tion participated in a “Jeans an<
Gingham” party Friday nighi
Three meetings were held Frida;
and Saturday. Election of officer
was held Saturday morning.
As vice-president, Barbara wi]
be program chairman in charge c
planning the program for the nex
convention. She will automatical!
move into the office of presider
The Teen-Age Library Associa
tion is composed of representative
from high school and .junior hig
libraries over the state of Texa:
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