The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, March 2, 1951 Page: 2 of 4
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THE WESTERNER WORLD
Friday, March 2, 1951
Wait A Minute
Joining The Army Is Not
Always The Thing To Do
The current Korean War and the constant threat of wi^U^
has brought a steady influx of young men to recruiting offices all over t
nation. For some of these men it may be a wise move, but for many
SCr“lU3 Sat group which is making a mistake that we are concerned with. Fear
of being drafted into the "walking army” or some other undesirable branch of t
se^ “e h* caused these men to volunteer. By their volunteering, many have
SSawS fromhigh schools and colleges, an act which benefits neither them
nOT ThisCSSi7cannot last forever. After you have served your term in the
army then what? If you have sacrificed your education to join ‘he army wh
ing another serious mistake. A student L
Kitl to have a feeling of anxiety aWwhat to do, becaus^of
rJfi"Sy t"dSS taTo undesirable branches of the service will
rinses:''”." •- ■»•■'"
So Many Stairs
You Benefit From
Parents Learn About School
Now is the time; now is the time for
all L H. S.’ers to come to the aid of
the school and heartily support the
twice-a-year P. T. A. departmental
For weeks now, every department
has prepared for the event. Students
have handed in projects, projects, and
more projects; teachers have dug way
down in last year’s exhibits, hoping
that they might again be used; and Mr.
Honey already has a headache.
However, all these efforts are not in
vainr “Always awaited with a mixture
of pleasure, dread, and misgivings, the
affair certainly has a worthwhile pur-
Swoon To The Tune
Of The Moon In June
Or-Well, Read This:
, CHARLIE MY BOY and MARGIE,
the BALLERINA, were CRUISING
DOWN THE RIVER under the HAR-
BOR LIGHTS when CHARLIE MY
BOY saw a NEW MOON OVER HIS
SHOULDER. BECAUSE it was BUT
BEAUTIFUL he said, “GIRL OF MY
DREAMS, I’M GETTING SENTIMEN-
TAL OVER YOU. DO YOU LOVE
MARGIE was BETWITCHED. She
said, “I LOVE YOU TRULY, and
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING you
will BE MY LOVE; we will ALWAYS
be TOGETHER, but I CAN’T GIVE
YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE, BABY.
Let’s leave this OLD MAN RIVER
and go to MANHATTAN in the VIEN-
NA WOODS. We can stroll down THE
BOARDWALK IN ATLANTIC CITY.
We’ll drink RUM AND COCA-COLA
and eat a LOVELY BUNCH of COCO-
NUTS among the TWENTY-NINE
Next we’ll hold HANDS ACROSS
THE TABLE while having TEA FOR
TWO under the BLUE MOON in BALI
HAT. We’ll walk along the SUNNY
SIDE OF THE STREET and swim in
the DEEP PURPLE swimming pool.
I’LL CONFESS THAT’S MY DE-
SIRE to PUT ANOTHER NICKEL IN
THE NICKELODEAN and then drive
ROUND THE CIRCLE AT THE HI-
DEE-HO.” CHARLIE MY BOY agre-
ed to MARGIE’S plan and then regret-
fully said, “GOODNIGHT SWEET-
HEART, I’LL SEE YOU IN MY
cMeA& Atef Pa/uSsiest’!
The open house gives your teachers
an opportunity to meet your parents.
Knowing them, they can better under-
stand you; and who doesn’t need to be
understood? Of course we wouldn t
admit it for the world, but we are real-
ly proud to introduce our parents to
our teachers, and our teachers to our
parents. If you listen closely, you might
hear something good about yourself.
The purpose ‘ of the open-house is not
that your teachers might report your
faults and failures, you know.
•. The parents also enjoy seeing the
work you have been doing. Since
school takes up so much of our time,
they enjoy seeing some results in the
schoolroom, if they cannot see them at
home. It gives them a better under-
standing of what we do in certain
classes, why we are taking certain
courses, and what benefits we receive
from studying certain things.
“You mean you climb this many
stairs every day?” This is one of the
most often repeated comments of par-
ents when seeing our building. Gener-
ally, they are as proud of our building
as we are after they have seen it.
The P. T. A. open-house h^s been
the target of many jokes, but these
have only served to better make every-
one realize its benefit to faculty, ad-
ministration, parents, and students.
The Mystery X’s this week are a couple of friendly Westerners totin’ their
firearms. As youjnight guess, these “paws” belong to them thar Round-Up
favorites who will be presented at the Round-Up tonight If you think you
know who the favorites are just gallop right down to corral 137 and give us your
guess and your name. Course, we can’t give away the two free passes to The
Circle Drive-In until Monday, since the identity of these pardners has to be kept
strictly secret until tonight. However, we’ll write down the guesses in the order
that they are “brung” in and then Monday we’ll give the winner his tic e
Last week’s Mystery X was identified by Travis Hammer The picture
Showed Jimmy Seton’s 1950 class ring on a chain around Carol Collins neck.
Also, we recollect that last week we forgot to tell you who was the °wner of
that hand with the engagement ring. It was run two weeks before being iden-
tified as belonging to Ann Conely. Be seeing you around the corral, Adios.
Lubbock Westerners, Recall
Ideas Of Your Predecessors
“Say, do you ever look like a genuine old Westerner.
“You don’t look so bad yourself.”
Yes, at long last the great day has arrived. Once more the Westerners
of Lubbock Senior High school go back to the days of Jesse James and
Billy the Kid. That is, they go back in their style of drss. The question
is, do they go back in other ways?
In the old West the men were wild and wooly, you say. Yes, but they
were also polite to girls and ladies . They were courteous to one another;
they were generous and considerate. As Westerner Day rolls around once
more Westerners of Lubbock Senior High school should try harder than
ever to live up to that grand old name they so proudly bear. ,
Most old-time Westerners put their religion above everything else. Not
only did they preach the Golden Rule; they lived it. They shared and
shared alike what they had, even it it was just a crust of bread. They
truly tried to “do unto others as you would have them to do un y .
Perhaps the Westerners ol L. H. S. should try this simple of
Courtesy to the fairer sex was considered pretty important by these
famed fathers of the West. Certainly they never shot a loaded water pistol
a?" young lady. Boys, from one who knows, the girls of today appreciate
common courtesy just as did those of the old West period relieion
These Westerners set up a code of honesty, fair play, loya y, g >
courtesy and generosity. When the students of Lubbock Semoi-High^school
chose “Westerner” as this school’s brand, they accepted this code, too. As
the Westerners of today, the students of L. H. S. should live up o is co .
by Pat Harkleroad
While nosin’ through the ex-
changes we find that a great ma-
jority of the schools re-elect
student body officers and mem-
bers at mid-term. By mid-term,
it seems to us that many of the
officers are just getting adjusted
to their positions when they are
put out of office.
* * *
A girl in Sunset High school,
Dallas, has had an interesting
life. She has lived in twelve
countries. Likes Tokio the best.
* * *
Science teacher: Will you
plaese tell me what happens
when a body is immersed in wa-
Student: Sure, the phone rings.
He: Just once.
She: I said no!
He: Aw, Please.
She: Stop bothering me.
He: Aw, shucks, Ma, all the
other kids are going barefooted.
* * *
Radio announcer: Tune in
again next week, same station,
same time, same jokes.
* * *
Men are like cellophane. . .
transparent. . .but hard to remove
once you get wrapped in them.
Peaches And Cream? No
Life Of Office Girl Definitely
Far From Being An Easy One
Oh! for the life of an L. H. S- office
girl. ^7e know that you think our
lives are just all peaches and cream,
but take our word for it- you’re wrong.
Picking up absentees sounds like a
delightfully easy job, but have you
ever tried walking down the halls
picking little slips off the doors and
alphabetizing them at the same time?
It’s quite a little task, and if you ever
try it, just let us know.
Although this is one of our main
jobs, it is by no means our only task.
Answering the telephone, summoning
students from class, having passes
signed, and passing out those dear
little ole’ demerit pads are just a few
of the many things we do.
Of course, at the beginning of the
year we had to paste pictures of all
students on their permanent records,
and at the beginning of every semes-
ter we have to record the schedule of
every student in high school.
Now another of our pet tasks is fil-
ing those demerits which we passed
out about two paragraphs ago. In the
meantime, they have been signed by
either the Dean of girls or the Dean of
boys. Occasionally, they are fun to
read, but we never really enjoy writ-
ing them on the records and then filing
Well now you have heard just how
hard and how disagreeable working in
the office can be, but don’t take us too
seriously because we actually chose to
spend a period each day slaving over
just such duties.
by Ruth Breazeale
What to our wondering eyes should
appear, but a coke machine in the halls
of L. H. S. last Friday morning. We as-
sure you that it was well on its way
out. . .simply a tempory fixture when
the Torrid Twenties show was going
on in the auditorium.
As editor it is our duty to explain
WHY we have no Dates, Doings, and
Details this week. If you are really
interested in seeing the continuation of
that column, the author of it suggests
that you turn more items into the pub-
office mailbox. The best time for
turning in such items is Friday after-
noon, because it must go to the printer
on Monday. However, we will call
Monday noon the deadline for turning
in “gossip.” We leave the decision to
you. If you turn the material in, Jack-
. ie Smith will continue to write the
There’s A Reason
Since this is Westerner Round-Up
Day, we would like to tell the follow-
ing story in memory of those early
“Westerners,” found in Boyce House’s
TALL TALK FROM TEXAS, it 'goes
something like this: It was decided
that the town ought to have a school
and so a teacher was obtained and the
school opened. The room was pretty
well fiUed with small-fry when in
walked a cowboy, six feet taU, with
boots clumping, who seated himself at
a desk. The teacher made a speech
and then began compihng the roll.
When she asked the cowboy if he could
read and write he replied, “Teacher,
I’ve only been here half an hour.”
Calling All Seniors
We felt pretty proud of the Wester-
ner basketball team Monday morning
in that special assembly. How about
you? This may come under the classi-
fication of PAID POLITICAL AN-
NOUNCEMENT, but it appears to us
that each new trophy won by Lubbock
High is just another proof of our need
for a new trophy case. What is the
opinion of the other members of the
class of ‘51?
Before the purpose of that recogni-
tion was revealed, we heard several
people wondering out loud if the foot-
ball jackets were to be presented. Ah!
_ No, sweet innocents. Those big, black
jackets will arrive on a day when the
temperature stands at ninety degrees,
with no hint of a cooling breeze. At
least, that’s our prediction.
Twenty Years Ago
According to the LUBBOCK MORN-
ING AVALANCHE there was excite-
ment in the air twenty years ago. The
reason. . .“completion of Lubbock’s new
650,000 high-school is expceted by Ap-
ril 1, according to. . .Graduating exer-
cises may be held in the new auditor-
This Town Needs . . .
And now we have out-grown the
grand, no-longer-new auditorium with
a seating capacity of fourteen-hundred.
That traditional ceremony will be
held at Jones stadium twenty-years
from now if Lubbock doesn’t build a
civic auditorium. Population isn’t the
only factor that determines when a
town becoms a “city.”
The Westerner World
The Westerner World Advocates
by Claynelle Pack. Democracy, Sportsmanship, Progress
Entered as second class matter at the postoffice
at Lubbock. Texas, according to the provisions
of the act of Congress, March 5, 1879, and under
the ruling of the Postmaster General.
Subscription Rate 75 cents per Semester
Issued Friday of each week during the school
year except during vacation periods.
Editor ....... Ruth Breazeale
ai icpwvi:io Walter Jo Adams,
Sam Camp, Shirley Chapman, Car-
ol Collins. Fill Gordon, Pat Har-
kleroad, Peggy Hay, Martha Hob-
good, Claynelle Pack, Jackie
Cub Reporters Virginia Carter,
Joan Duncan, Franklin Greer,
George Guy, Juenetta Henderson,
Diane Honey, Corky Hudnall,
Bruce Martin, Pat Patrick, Mary
Jane Smith, Gailya Tonroy, Kay?
Lynn Watson, Patricia Wester,
Marge Williams, Janet Yancv.
Photographers John Franklin
James Grace, Carl Hart, Rex Ver-
Bruce Martin, Pat Patrick
It was. impossible to picture all the “office girls” who serve Lubbock High
each day Pictured above is a representative group. These girls may e
in the office during 4C period: Martha Hobgood, Wanda Burns, Carolyn Collier,
and De Lois Scott. Wanda is the regular attendance clerk, the others are seniors
working in the office for extra-curricular credit.
Advertising Managers Maurice Fawcett
Advertising Salesmen Faye Pruitt,
Joyce Walker, Maurice Fawcett,
Circulation Manager Nelson Evans
Assistant .... Jo Anne Lawson
Bookkeepers ...... Roberta Hollingsworth
Typists Hay Cox, Dot Schuler,
P Hicy Tyler, Mickle Willis
Director of Publications, Mrs. Dick Cozby
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