The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, February 17, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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Lubbock Senior High School, Lubbock, Texas, Friday, February 17, 1950
Second P-TA Open House
Is ‘Success’ Last Night
Approximately 1,000 people attended the departmental
open-house which began last night at 7 o'clock with a musical
program in the auditorium. The schedule for the entire event
was advanced 30 minutes because of the basketball game with
Mrs. A. A. Holmquesf, president of the Parent-Teacher As-
sociation which sponsored the openhouse, stated she definitely
believed it to be a success.
Members of the Student Coun-
cil, distinguished by tags and
arm-bands, served as guides for
those who were unfamiliar with
Lubbock Senior High. Last night
was the first time that most of
the parents had seen the new
cafeteria or other new additions
to the school.
Although an heur and a half
was not sufficient time to ex-
amine all the exhibits and view
all the demonstrations, this re-
porter attempted to look in on
The science department pro-
fessed an avid interest in para-
mecia. Gyle Smallin, Billy Gor-
don, and Alan Conley, biology
students, searched for them under
misroscopes. Mrs. Virginia Land-
wer, applied science teacher, pro-
jected the tiny organisms onto a
screen while she explained the
disadvantages of drinking the im-
pure water in which they lurk.
The Homemaking department
demonstrated food and clothing,
hut Jerry Van Pelt and Curtis
Roberts, chemistry students, made
hydrogen from sulphuric acid and
In the biology room were real
crabs and lobsters which had
been loaned to Mrs. Ruth Stud-
halter for the evening by Maurice
Future Farmers Club
To Present Assembly
The Future Farmers of Amer-
ica will present the assembly next
Thursday during homeroom per-
“The program consists of a style
show by the boys and the imita-
tion of several songs,” stated J. L.
Garrison, president of the club.
The club sweetheart will be
“Singing has always been my
life’s work,” stated Mr. William
Edmonsom, director and bass
singer of the noted Southernaires
quartet, after his group had pro-
vided the entertainment for the
paid assembly Monday.
Opening the assembly with
“The Lord’s Prayer,” the group,
including Messrs. Edmonsom,
John Taylor, Jr., Spencer Odom,
Mulford Lee, and Joseph Craw-
ford, continued with a group of
Negro spirituals, a medly of Vic-
tor Herbert’s songs, and “Old
MacDonald.” Their encore was
“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”
Mr. Edmonsom, the only mem-
ber remaining of the original
four, with three fellow enter-
tainers organized the first quartet
in New York in 1929; and this
group has continued to function
since that date, although four new
members, including a pianist,
have replaced the old ones.
The Southernaires now have a
Sunday morning radio program
from 9:30 to 10 o’clock C. S. T.
over station W. J. Z. in New York.
They are sponsored by the relig-
ious and educational department
of the American Broadcasting
company whose objective is to
promote and encourage good will
through the various religious
groups of the United States.
Although he is a bass, Mr. Ed-
monsom began his career at the
age of 7 by singing solo soprano
with the All Saints Episcopal
church in Spokane, Washington.
In later years he completed sev-
eral seasons on Broadway with
the Theater Guild.
“I majored in football, and I
never studied,” was the. answer
Mr. Edmonsom gave to questions
concerning his college work at
Spokane. He also stated that his
dramatic training was limited,
but that his speaking ability was
developed naturally at an early
J What’s New
by Mary Frances Forkner
"... will present the play, “The
Lie That Jack Built,” Monday.
The cast includes Virgina Suitt,
Barbara Moore, Bill Rogan, and
. . . had a Valentine party Tues-
day at the home of Roy Furr.
Twenty students attended.
. . . Miss Mary Frances Temple’s
homeroom, elected Richard Mc-
Collum president, Juanita Alford
vice-president and Student coun-
cil representative, Bettie Brown
secretary, A1 Alschuler reporter,
Cindy Loveless program chair-
man, Cecil Clark social chairman,
and Billie Walker parliamentar-
. . . leaving for Lamesa for the
second found of the 3-AA champ-
ionship play-off, will be boarded
at 6 o’clock on the north side of
the building; students will be re-
turned to the same spot in the
teacher-sponsored busses not lat-
er than 10:30 tonight.
. . . had a skating party Tues-
MR. V/. C. WATTS
. . . underwent an emergency
appendectomy Wednesday. Mrs.
Vernon Odom is the substitute
teacher for his classes.
Because of the Lamesa victory
over Odessa Tuesday night, the
Westerner Round-Up was post-
poned so that Lubbock Senior
High school students can attend
the play-off games.
Most students were looking for-
ward to the Round-Up as the day
when they could don Western
togs and revive the days of old.
Tentative plans are that the
Round-Up will be held next Fri-
day, according to word received
from Principal Floyd Honey. Mrs.
Lili an Hayne, contest director,
reported that the winners for the
song, slogan, and poster contests
have been selected. Names of the
winners will be revealed next
Tickets, will be 20 cents and
may be bought from Student
Round-Up will be celebrated all
day with the climax coming at
the party in the gym that even-
ing. Wranglers from every home-
room will be honored in a pro-
gram, and then they will lead a
grand march into the gym where
square dancing will be held.
Mona Powell, general chairman,
urged everyone to start thinking
about Round-Up; so it will be the
best one ever held in Lubbock
Senior High school.
Enter 3-AA Playoff
Lamesa's Tornadoes, eked out a 47 to 41 victory over the
Odessa Bronchos Tuesday night, throwing the District 3-AA race
into a deadlock between Lubbock and Lamesa, and thus necess-
itating a two-out-of-three game play-off between the two clubs.
Coaches "Pat" Pattison and David Cook of Lubbock flipped
a coin with Lamesa mentors, Bob Harrell and O. W. Follis, im-
mediately after the Lamesa-Odessa contest, with Lubbock winn-
ing the choice. Coaches Pattison end Cook decided to have the
first game played at Lubbock, with the squads moving for the
second game and returning to Lubbock for the third game, if
one is necessary.
The officials of the respective schools agreed to play the
first game here last night, and at press time no score had been
received. Lamesa will be the scene of the fray tonight; and if
a third game is needed, it will be played at Chapman fieldhouse
Both aggregations finished their district season with a total
of five wins and two losses. The Lubbock quintet suffered losses
to Lamesa and Odessa, while the Tornadoes' setbacks were ad-
ministered by Lubbock and Brownfield.
The winner of the play-off will gain the district champion-
ship, thus earning the right to enter bi-district competition.
Senior Play Team, Football Squad
Stiles And Bratcher
To Provide Laughs
Two of the characters, in.more
ways than one, which should pro-
vide many a happy moment in
the senior play, “The Green Vine,”
are Rossi Stiles and Bob Bratch-
er. The main qualities of the duo
are definitely much alike, and to-
gether the two make quite a
Rossi plays Myrtle, one of
George Brand’s wayward cousins.
She is a so-called singer whose
efforts so far have been futile and
in vain. A money-grabber, she
spends all of her spare time in
search of George’s supposedly
hidden fortune. She’s 37, flighty,
overdressed, and continually
practices her singing around the
house—much to the consternation
of the others.
Bob has the role of Tom Pow-
ers, another cousin, and, like
Myrtle, also enjoys handling mo-
ney and joins in her search for
it. Tom is a small-town, unsuc-
cessful businessman, some-what
given to cracking very corny
jokes. Neither one trusts anyone
else, much less his partner in the
coniving; and both are frequently
trying to borrow money from
cousins Mary and Peter, of whom
they are openly jealous.
Both Rossi and Bob enjoy their
parts which liberally add relish
to the production which will be
presented on March 9 and 10.
It is planned to have for next
week’s trticle, a story on Kenneth
Owen and Mona Powell and their
parts in the play.
Wayne Stroud and Joe Brock,
co-captains of the 1949 Westerner
football squad, accepted the Dis-
trict 3-AA football trophy on be-
half of the school and the football
team Tuesday afternoon in a
Mr. Frank Monroe, superinten-
dent of Midland Public schools
and former chairman of the Dis-
trict 3-AA committee, made the
presentation, which, as he termed
it, “was his last official act” as
chairman of the district com-
Head Lubbock coach C. R. “Pat”
Pattison opened the program with
a short speech and then introduc-
ed Mr. Monroe, who addressed the
student body briefly prior to mak-
ing the award.
Mr. Monroe spoke on “What It
Takes to Be a Champion.” Among
the factors which he deemed
necessary were determination,
hard work, training, and patience.
After the presentation was
made, Coach Pattison introduced
the ether guests on the program.
These included Mr. G. B. Wad-
zeck, superintendent of Lamesa
schools and incoming chairman of
the district committee, and Coach
Thurman “Tugboat” Jones, head
coach and athletic director of
Westerners, Walter Norton (13) and Bobby Day (1^5), take to the air
in an effort to stop Carpenter, Amarillo Sandie forward, from mak-
ing a fourth' quarter crip shot. Westerner, Richard Allen (9), and San-
die, Gatlin (14), look on.
Don * Hairy’ Hancock Shears
Pride-and-Joy’ For Banquet
It’s off! Don Hancock’s pride-
and-joy is off. His now well-
know beard, which has been in
the making since January 19 and
was done mainly to get in the
pioneer swing for Round-Up day,
just had to disappear.
Cautions and warnings of red-
penciled grades and his doubt-
ful admittance to the Y-Teen
banquet were responsible for
Don’s “big decision.” Monday
evening was to be the time.
That afternoon at the Quill and
Scroll meeting, however, Don re-
ceived a little surprise. During
a “Truth or Consequences” show
planned by the “jakes,” Don found
himself tightly roped to a chair
and slapped with shave cream
by pledges Nancy McKissack,
Ruth Breazeale, A1 Alschuler, and
Richard Hitt. Although the razor
was too dull, Don’s tormentors
finally succeeded in baring—be-
fore the bell—a small patch of
skin on his left cheek.
Finally at home, after 40 slow
arid painful minutes of brawn and
blade matched against bristle,
all, save some smooth-looking
sideburns were kaput! Babyface
Hancock is himself again!
Shown above are some of Mrs. Rosa Mae Burford’s first-year Spanish
students, who are grouped about the winning exhibit ior their dis-
play at the P.-T. A. open house. The background painting and the
•market booths for the fiesta scene were done by the sixth period
students. Left to right are Kitty Hinchey, Virginia Carr, Mary Beth
Toles, and Lavonne Priddy. The different classes had a contest on
The Lubbock Senior High
school orchestra, under the di-
rection of Mr. Robert Pipkin, pre-
sented the assembly yesterday.
The program opened with the
“Venetian Carnival Overture.”
They then played “Turkish March
from Ruins of Athens” by Beetho-
The last of the program the
orchestra played “Sophisticated
Lady” by Ellington and “Star
Dust” by Hoagy Carmichael.
Is 1950 Sweetheart
Of DeMolay Club
Elizabeth Mitchell, a high
school Senior, was presented as
the DeMolay sweetheart for the
year of 1950 at the DeMolay dance
Elizabeth, attended by Jane
Austin, last year’s sweetheart,
and Carolyn Chick, who took the
place of another previous sweet-
heart, Shelley Furr, was present-
ed with a DeMolay sweetheart
pin and a big bouquet of red roses
at the affair which was held in
the ballroom of the Hotel Lub-
bock. Dance music was provided
by the orchestra of Ted Creager,
and the decorations were in tune
with the theme of St. Valentine’s
Interested in the Westerner Round-Up favorites? Well, if you’re any
good solving myster.es, you may be able to find out their names, pro-
vided you know which hands belong to which L. H. S. students.’ Yes,
the personal property above belongs to the favorites, who were
chosen by the student body in an election. Their identity will remain
a secret until the Round-Up program next Friday night.
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