The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, February 26, 1954 Page: 1 of 4
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Lubbock Senior High School, Lubbock, Texas, Friday, February 26, 1954
450 Hi-Y Delegates Attend Two-Day Meet
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''SPORTSMANSHIP - THEN VICTORY"
Registering today for the Hi-Y
conference to be held today and
tomorrow in Lubbock will be ap-
proximately four hundred fifty
Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y members from
14 area towns, Mr. C. G. Gray,
Hi-Y adviser, announced.
Speakers for the two-day meet
include Jamey Saunders of Ama-
rillo, council president; Mayor
Murrell Tripp; Dr. H. I. Robin-
son, general chairman; Mr. Floyd
Honey, principal of Lubbock
High; George Nelson, president of
the local Hi-Y club; Mr. E. N.
Jones, president of Texas Techno-
logical College; and Mr. Phillip
Brandom, Midland YMCA secre-
Yesterday, preliminary meet-
ings of the council officers were
held. After registration today del-
egates who arrive early may at-
tend a theater party at the Ar-
nett Benson Theater.
The opening session with Jam-
Texas Public Schools Week March 1-6;
1954 Marks 100 Years Of Progress
1954 marks the hundredth year
for public education in Texas—
not only 100 years of public edu-
cation, but 100 years of progress.
Recognizing the importance of
public education Texas Governor
Allan Shivers has proclaimed the
week of March 1-6 as Texas Pub-
lic Schools Week. The central
theme for the year is centered
around “The Centennial.”
In observance of the week in
Lubbock High School, the Parent-
Teacher Association departmental
open house will be held Monday
night. Also, parents are welcome
to visit classes any day during
the week, Mrs. Smith disclosed.
Radio and television programs
relating to Texas Public School
Week were given this week and
more are planned for next week.
Tuesday, from 11:30 to 11:45
a.m. a panel discussion on voca-
tional education will be broad-.
cast over radio station KCBD.
Participants include moderator
Don Ledwig, Johnny Buck, Den-
nis Zachary, Dale Early, Kenneth
Johnson, Roy Hensley, Wayne
Basinger, Rosemary Holder, and
“What is our high school doing
to develop civic responsibility?”
will be discussed by members of
Mr. D. M. Howell’s extemporan-
eous speech classes at 3 p.m. Wed-
nesday on KCBD-TV. Joe T. Gar-
rison is chairman of the panel.
Others to be on the program are
Avonlee Fentress, Joe Love Stog-
ner, Harold Hammett, and David
Monday the same group of stu-
dents will present the panel dis-
cussion to a local civic club. To-
day Don Ledwig and Willis Tay-
lor attended a civic club meeting
to debate the question of the
year: “Resolved that the Presi-
dent be elected by a direct vote
of the people.” Wednesday two
other students will attend another
club meeting. Mr. J. W. Reid,
debate coach, was undecided at
press time who the debaters
Six billboards announcing Tex-
as Public School Week have been
placed in prominent places with-
in the city. During the week,
memmbers of local clubs will pass
out tage urging class-room visita-
tion. Car bumper stickers stating
“Visit a Public School” will also
be passed out down town.
The purpose of Texas Public
Schools Week is to acquaint the
public with the development, ac-
tivities, and facilities of the pub-
lic schools; to maintain public-
free schools; and to create a clos-
er relationship between the pub-
lic schools and the public gen-
erally, Mrs. Smith revealed.
Sponsors of the annual week
are the Citizens Committee of
Public Schools Week.
Ramshackle Inn’ Presentations
Set For Thursday, Friday Nights
morning. A conference- luncheon
will be held in the school cafe-
teria at 12 noon with a special
program of entertainment in the
auditorium starting at 12:30' p.m.
The fourth assembly session
will be held at 1:30, and the final
session is scheduled for 7:30. At
8:30 the Hi-Y reception is planned.
From 11:15 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
the service of dedication will be
held in the First Christian
Church. Music will be furnished
by the A Cappella Choir under
the direction of Mr. Richard Rich-
Each delegate attending the
conference will be given an en-
velope when he registers. The
envelope contains a program, a
Texas Tech sticker, a pencil from
Hemphill-Wells Co., and a pam-
phlet on Hi-Y overseas action.
Refreshments at the between-
session breaks will be served by
members of the Lubbock High
Parent-Teacher’s Association, Mr.
Delegates are attending from
Abilene, Amarillo, Big Spring,
Borger, Hereford, Midland, Odes-
sa, Olton, Pampa, San Angelo,
Sweetwater, Vernon, and Wichita
ey Saunders presiding will be
held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. A con-
ference supper is planned in the
Lubbock High cafeteria at 6 p.m.
After the supper the second
assembly session will be held with
Robert Barker of Wichita Falls
presiding. A talent show is sche-
duled from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. after
which there will be the Hi-Y fel-
The third assembly session will
be held at 9 o’clock Saturday
“Ramshackle Inn,” _ the 1954
senior class play, will be pre-
sented on the stage of the Lub-
bock High School auditorium
Thursday and Friday.
George Batson’s three-act mys-
tery-farce has its setting in the
lobby of Ye Olde Colonial Inne, a
hotel not far from Gloucester,
Mass. It takes place on a stormy
night in modern days.
Miss Belinda Pryde, an old
maid librarian, has saved her
money “in nickels and dimes” for
twenty years. She wants to buy
a hotel because of her favorite
novel, Grand Hotel, and because
she wants to meet interesting
Instead of Grand Hotel she
finds a strange, tumble down
place near the ocean when she
arrives to take over Ye Olde Colo-
Taking possession on a wild,
dark night, Belinda does meet
“interesting people,” since the
hotel is secretly the headquarters
of a gang of racketeers. She en-
counters murderers, secret trunks,
corpses, dark cellars, and mysteri-
ous lights and handles them all
Gwynella Bennett plays the roll
of Belinda Pryde; John Bacon,
Patton; Alvin Conely, Arbuthnot;
Celina Roberts, Joyce Rogers;
Barbara Van Horn, Marne Phil-
lips; Percy Parrish, Constable
Small; Bill Burford, Commodore
Lucius Towser; Charlene Tatum,
Gail Russell; Mary Ann Munn,
Alice Fisher; Fred West, Dr. Rus-
sell; Roland Ponce, Bill Phillips;
Welton Jones, Mr. Temple; Wan-
ece Bownds, Mary Temple; Leon-
ard Jarett, Gilhooley; and Shell
Cunningham, Fred Porter.
The stage crew for the produc-
tion is composed of stage manag-
er, Welton Jones; book holder,
Benni Dunn; properties, chair-
man Joe Love Stogner, Betty
Shewbert, Barbara Allen, and
Barbara Ohnemus; sound effects,
Virginia Fite and Marilyn Chesh-
er; and lighting, G. A. Law, La-
Wan Horton and Shell Cunning-
Activity books may be ex-
changed for reserved seat tickets
in the principal’s office. Tickets
may be bought in the office for
50 cents. Curtain time for both
performances will be 8:15.
Celina Roberts and Kary Math-
is were chosen most typically
dressed girl and boy. Mr. David
Hester, tennis coach and teacher
of commercial courses, was se-
•lected as the most typically dress-
ed teacher. Kay Harrison, Yvonne
Skinner, and Tex Stephenson
A scene from “Ramshackle Inn ’ is portrayed by Dr. Russell (Fred West) as he aims a gun at
Belinda Pryde (Gwynella Bennett) while s*he climbs out from her hiding place in a trunk. Lying in
front of the trunk is Maine Phillips (Barbara Van Horn), while Pattton (John Bacon) holds Bill Phillips
(Roland Ponce) and Mary Temple (Wanece Bownds) at gunpoint.
Round-Up favorites Walter Schuler and Revis Jordan pose in
western duds at the Westerner Round-Up Friday. These two, along
with the runners-up, Jimmy Welch and Bobbie Blocker, were intro-
duced to the student body at the all-school party Friday night.
JORDAN, SCHULER . . .
... IN ANNUAL ROUND-UP
After the 138 Wranglers had
been presented, suspense filled
the Lubock Senior High School
auditorium last Friday night as
the 1954 Round-Up favorites,
Revis Jordan and Walter Schuler,
stepped under the gate and to
the center of the stage. After
they were presented with the tra-
ditional silver bracelets, Bobbie
Blocker and Jimmy Welch were
presented as runners-up.
In the ’54 Round-Up contests
Joy Herod won first place with
her program cover and Sarah
Simmons, second place.
“The spirited Westerner of to-
day is the spirited citizen of to-
morrow” was the slogan which
won Joy Rogers first place in the
slogan division. Joan Bethany
placed second with, “Our West-
erner days create Westerner
ways.” Sharia Pepper placed first
in the poem division with “Wes’-
ner Round-Up”. Betty Rutledge
entitled her poem “What It Wuz-
Wuz Round-Up” and won second
Robert Montgomery won first
place in the song division with
“Flower of My Heart”. George
Nelson and Prentiss Peak were
runners-up. Each sang his com-
In the western instrument con-
test, Buddy Holly placed first and
J. B. Baccus, second.
Everyone gathered in the boys’
gym where the favorites, runners-
up, and Wranglers started the
dancing. Tommy Hancock and
his Roadside Playboys swung in-
to their toe-tapping music and
everybody formed squares and
square danced for an hour. The
square dance was followed by
A western movie was shown in
the cage, and “Pigs in the Blan-
kets” and cold drinks were served
in the main hall.
Afterwards, tired cowboys and
cowgirls plowed home through
the West Texas “rain” to “hit the
hay” and rest their weary feet.
16 Departments Plan Various Activities
For P-TA Open House Next Monday
By Leona Spradling
The annual P-TA Open House
will be Monday night at 7 p.m.
Each department has planned ac-
tivities for that night and in most
of the departments students will
be assisting in displaying work
done during the year.
In language arts the Latin de-
partment will have booklets and
posters on phases of Roman life
as well as on characteristics and
ideals; paintings including oils,
pastels, water colors, etchings
and charcoal of famous scenes,
and statues and examples of Ro-
English Posters Displayed
Senior English displays will in-
clude posters, pictures portray-
ing Shakespeare’s plays, displays
of some original poems by the
students and a book display on
books dealing with England or
Open house for Junior English
includes displays of posters, note-
books, maps and themes.
In sophomore English classes
there will be exhibits of projects
on Julius Caesar including maps,
drawings, newspapers, models,
Folders On Exhibit
This department will also have
posters on punctuation and cor-
rect usage, displays of folders and
textbooks, and usual aids includ-
ing projects and record player.
Spanish classes will have mis-
sions, cathedrals, book illustra-
tions, villages, and all of the
Speech classes will have exhi-
bits of folders and projects.
In the Industrial co-operative
training each student will have
a project representing some of
the work in his trade. There will
be 16 different trades represented
and a total of 34 projects.
The art department will have
a display of the crafts projects,
done during first semester in the
display case outside 135. Demon-
strations of several art media will
be given showing leather work,
paper sculpture, finger painting,
metal tooling, and wood carving.
Drawing will be shown on the
In activities pertaining to busi-
ness students will work on the
various business machines, that
are used in clerical practice.
Shorthand students will take dic-
tation from tape recorder, and
there will be displays on the bul-
letin board in room 126 from the
various business classes.
The homemaking department
including both clothing and foods
classes plan a demonstration ap-
plying dress zipper using speed
method, exhibit of clothing for
pre-school children, display of
special occasion and general wear
dresses, exhibit “Home Experi-
encs are Worth While,” exhibit
of household lines in process of
construction, posters and books
showing work done in home and
family living class, how to make
a bed for a sick person and ex-
planation of this, exhibit on di-
sease control, parade of blouses
for spring, and causes and cures
for home accidents.
Science Features Magnetism
In the science department the
physics classes will feature “mag-
netism,” “How is Electricity
Made?,” and optics of a telescope.
The chemistry department will
have titration and spectrascopes;
the applied science department
will have optics and machines;
and the biology lab will have a
demonstration of osmosis done
with two eggs, water and Karo
syrup; a frog demonstration show-
ing a disected frog with labeled
parts of digestive tract; and la-
beled parts of the breathing sys-
tem. There will also be a Bioscope
Displays showing examples of
each step of publication from the
assignment sheet to the finished
paper, examples of advertising,
bookkeeping, and circulation will
be shown in the publications de-
partment. There will also be re-
porters writing stories, typing,
copyreading, proofreading, dum-
mying, and headline writing.
Dramatics classes will display
notebooks, scrapbook projects,
prompt books, one or two stage
models, and simple pantomimes.
The Bible classes will have ex-
hibits of classwork and souvenirs
collected from various people
from the Holy Land.
The auto mechanics department
will have a cut-away engine, hy-
draulic brake display, one or two
boys working, as well as class-
Woodwork classes plan to dis-
play work done, finished pieces
and pieces under construction.
The mechanical drawing depart-
ment will display classwork.
Mathematics students will dis-
play classroom work, notebooks,
posters, tests, and graphs.
During the open hoyse Monday
night there will be students from
the physical education classes
playing volleyball. The girls will
play on the north end of the court
and the boys on the south end.
The agriculture department will
have a regular show all day Mon-
day and a livestock exhibition in
the patio that night. There will
be prizes awarded varying from
$1 to $7 for winners under the
various divisions including calves
in which there are 30 entries:
70 pigs, 40 lambs, and 4 dairy
cows. There will also be chickens
and rabbits shown.
Metal Shop Exhibits
The metal shop will show ex-
hibits of work that has been done
in sheet metal, machine shop, arc
welding, and acetylene welding.
Students will be in the shop at
work. The distributive education
classes will have projects on dis
The library will have special
displays, and student assistants
will explain library regulations
and procedures. The cafeteria will
also be open to visitors.
All parents and visitors are
welcome, according to Mr. Floyd
Honey, principal. Student Council
members will serve as guides.
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The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, February 26, 1954, newspaper, February 26, 1954; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth662544/m1/1/?q=holly%20%22western%20instrument%22: accessed September 28, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lubbock High School.