The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, September 16, 1949 Page: 4 of 8
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4f£V students/latch ONTO ME QUICK/I'm )
FULL OF EVERVTHlNG*VOU'LL WANT/ OJ/
Activity Book Best Buy;
And Full o Pun, Too
Say, are you interested in a bargain?
Then why not invest your money in an
activity book. For only $8 you get
$14.20 of activity and enjoyment-
Besides containing tickets to the
home football, basketball, and baseball
games, paid assemblies, and the junior
and senior plays, the book includes a
ticket to have your picture made in the
annual, a year’s subscription to the
WESTERN WORLD, and a WESTERN-
Think of the time, you’ll save by buy-
ing now! When you purchase one early,
you’re doing away with having to stand
in line to buy tickets later on; and
what if you shoLLld be short of cash ajt
the time a game is played- If you have
an activity book, that worry is gone.
The books may be purchased two
ways: either $7 now and $1 on delivery
of the yearbook or $5 now, $1 October
1, $1 November 1, and $1 on delivery of
Every teacher and student, including
the football, baseball, and basketball
players, can profit by buying an activ-
ity book. Let’s make the ownership in
Lubbock Senior High school 100 per-
Open Letter To Student Body
mention in detail, but we can’t help
but think of our fine athletic teams,
the best in the history of Lubbock
High. We can also say we had the best
school spirit to go along in making
winning teams. Then came the inter-
scholastic league activities, when our
school made some outstanding records.
Our band and choir will be remem-
bered for their unusual ability.
These few things may not have issued,
a challenge to all of us, but we all
met the problem of keeping our new
building clean, and now we are proud
of our achievements.
Thanks to each one of you for making
this such a grand year.
J. C- Chambers
President of the student body
P. S- Perhaps I did get ahead of myself
a little, but I hope I will be able to
mail this letter this spring.
Well this ol’ school year has come and
gone, and its many events remain only
in our hearts. They will probably nev-
er be written in history books, but,
doubtless to say, they will be told over
and over. Many things like Roundup^—
Kid Day—and oh, the many others.
This school year, ’49-’50, was new to
every one, not only the sophomores.
We all had something new to look for-
ward to. The sophomores were coming
to a new and strange building, and
facing the most wonderful years of
their lives- The juniors and seniors
came back to an old building and found
it new, gleaming with freshness of new
Even some of the “old timers” around
here were lost in the new part of the
building on that first Tuesday morn-
In thinking back over the events of
the year there are far too many to
Feeling Of A Sophomore .
“Could you tell me where the gym
is?” asked a sophomore.
“Go to the end of the hall and take
the elevator down,” replied the senior.
Of course we know there is no elevator
but the juniors and seniors have to do
something to we sophomores- We are
having a hard time as usual but since
the room numbers are changed and
new rooms have been added, we of the
’49 sophomore class seem to be having
an exceptionally hard time this year.
We like the building fine and think
it very pretty, but nearly all of us
were scared the first day we came over.
Some have been heard to say that
they would like it better if they did-
n’t get lost so much and could get
something to eat.
“The stores are so crowded we have
to stand in line so long that we nearly
starve,” others add.
But we sophomores will learn as
others have learned, and as the new
sophs come over next year we can look
at them and recall when we were being
poured into the mold of a Westerner.
High School Building
Did you know that we attend the
best high school in the world? That’s
right, and only because you and I walk
through its halls every day and swell
with pride at the though of it.
Not only do we have the best spirit
and the best students but also the best
building. The present Lubbock Senior
High school building was first occupied
in 1931. That was 18 years ago. For
twelve years there wasn’t a scratch
on a wall or a desk- In the last six
years, the building showed the little
wear that you saw last year. During
those 18 years no repairs were made.
How, you ask, was the building kept
so well? I think I know the answers.
In the spring of 1931, before this school
was used in the fall, every student
took a unit of study on public proper-
ty. Under the title of “Conservation,” a.
mimeographed bulletin was issued.
After studying the bulletin, the stu-
dent council members and the seniors
of that year came to this building to
have the first look inside. They died
then when they had seen the be£ of
it, that every precaution would bade
to retain it.
While the building was in itrst
year, a taxpayer asked Miss Gracad-
ley, now director of guidance, if ry-
one was enjoying the new bung.
Upon Miss Padley’s affirmative >ly,
the patron said that they shot be
because the taxpayers are jng
enough for it- The term “are pag”
was used because some tax monepes
to the school every year.
As future taxpayers, we shoure-
alize that we will have to pay fre-
building or remodeling the schoom-
less we care for what we have>w.
Caring for the building is like ing
for a room at home. It shows aide
in a person’s well being.
We can show our pride by sting
another trend of care that will L'for
at least 18 years more. I think wan
do it- Don’t you agree-
rf-Mun . . .
The Top Drawer
hf bettife p.oiuo,
Since the pub- office moved down-
stairs and all the drawers were cleaned
out, THE TOP DRAWER seems kinda
like Mother Hubbard’s cupboard!!
A lot of Westerners hated to see
school open because of the fun they
had during vacation, a lot of others
just hated to see it open.
Many high school students went to
Camp Davis this summer. Among these
were Beverly Bantz, Mary Duggan,
Nancy Hess, and several others. Nancy
was elected camr queen.
Chosen to represent Lubbock High
school at Boys State in Austin were
Garnet Reeves, J- C- Chambers, Jimmy
Sexton, John Morrisset, and Don Han-
cock. All the boys had a very good time.
Frances Forkner seemed also to en-
joy the week she spent at Girl’s State.
Regardless of how far you went from
home, or whether or not you even left
Lubbock, I’m sure that most normal
students hated to see the summer end.
Unless you like school, and is that
First Moron: “My brother dove into a
barrel of Coca-Cola ”
Second one: “Was he hurt?”
First one: “No, it was a soft drink!”
Employer: We want men who can make
Employee: I’m your man.
Employer: You must be able to make
tools to ten-thousandth of an inch
Employee: I can do it-
Employer: Have you ever made tools
Employee: No, but I’ve sliced ham in
If you’ve heard this one, read it any-
Joe: “Was your brother shocked at the
death of your mother-in-law?”
Moe: “Shocked!!! he was electro-
I’ve heard several comments on how
early we have to get up in order to
get to school on time. It’s reallnot
so bad- Remember you have o of
Oh, I’m worried till I’m weary
O’re this problem grave and dee]
Shall I sleep and miss my breakf;
Or shall I rise and miss my sleep
Notes — to you
Treble — what bad boys get into
Minor — yours
Duet — or maybe you better not
Alto — gether
Bass — very handy in baseball
Tenor — eleven
Trill — of a lifetime
Clef — what people jump off of
Tuba — toothpaste
Oboes — tramps
Cello — in six delicious flavors
You can tell a foolish freshman by he
look upon his face;
You cah tell a silly sophomore byais
gobs of gawky grace;
You can tell a jaunty junior byhis
sporty clothes and such;
You can also tell a senior — but ou
cannot tell him much.
Especially for the sophomores nd
new students who as yet don’t kbw
the words to the school song, it appars
“Westerners, put on your chaps,
Buckle on your spurs,
Loosen up the reins of our old fitt-
Sportsmanship then victory, is ;he
motto of our high.
Come along, ye brave old Westernrs,
We will do or die.
We will gallop over all the sweepng
We will fight for black and gold, tue
We will glorify,
Come along ye brave old Westerner,
We will do or die.”
Until next week then, Bye now.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1949-
Well, we’re back in school again, and
it certainly is grand to see all those
familiar faces- Yours truly is going to
try to make words sprout from printer’s
ink each week to bring you a column,
we won’t vouch as to what kind.
We write this paper for you; so if
there’s anything you’d like to know or
if you have any news to report just
drop a line into the publications’ mail-
box outside room 137.
A nomination for one of the most
talked of events on the first day of
school: “For crying out loud! I’m a
senior and can’t even find the room my
next class is in!”
It seems as though there’s something
about us seniors that belies the fact
that we’re really the privileged group-
Several seniors were asked the first-
two days of school whether they were
sophomores or juniors.
Wasn’t it a welcome relief Tuesday
to feel the soothing breeze of a cold
wind? But in about 3 more months'
we’ll be wishing for the warmth of a
summer sun. Anyway it’s much easier
to concentrate on studies if it’s cooler-
Of course we can’t concentrate any-
time, but the heat was a good excuse.
Have you ever really looked at the
nameplate on the first page of the
WESTERNER WORLD? That small
picture of the school has been the sub-
ject of much doubt in other schools
with whom we have exchanged papers-
Several of the schools could hardly be-
lieve that our school has such lovely
architecture. We’ve certainly a school
to be proud of !
Since this head is slow to think and’
all random thoughts have been drained,
there’s nothing left to say except so>
long until next week when we hope
everyone of you has subscribed to the
WESTERNER WORLD for $1-50 a year
or $.75 a semester.
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