Altus Senior High School - Bulldog Yearbook (Altus, OK)
- Class of 1957
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Text from Pages 1 - 88 of the 1957 volume:
H i itor
Co-editor Staff Artist
into this book what we thought to be the most
important things of the past year.
We hope that the 1957 "Bulldog” will
truly be a "book of memories".
JO BEVERLY BUCKLEY
This year Mr. Stroud completes his 20th year as a member of the Altus Board of Education. Fourteen of these
years have been spent ably serving as president. In recognition of this impressive record, and in appreciation
of his sincere interests in the schools of our community, we, the annual staff, proudly dedicate THE BULLDOG
of 1957 to Mr. Joe Stroud.Administration
Mr. Clifford Peterson, our superintendent, is a real friend of everyone at Altus High. He is never too
busy to advise or just visit with sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Thank you, Mr. Peterson, for your
Our principal, Mr. Cletus Street, is always waiting with a guiding hand for any student who needs it.
The entire student body at Altus High will always benefit from his wise counsel.Faculty
Pep Club Sponsor
Glee Club Director
Clarence Holleman Charlie Derr Leonard Bergen
These three men not only remove the dust from Altus Highschool, but they also
help to remove the frowns with their cheery smiles and warm greetings to every
member of the student body.Board Of Education
We appreciate very much the efforts of these men to make possible everything which we may need.
(L. to R.) John Chennault, Jack Colville, Joe Stroud, Clyde Russell, and Walter Marshall.
Mrs. Walter Cross, Secretary of the Altus Public School, is seated in the lovely
office of the new Board of Education-Administrative Building which was com-
pleted last summer.♦
The New Look .
Each student and faculty mem-
ber of Altus High is extremely
proud of the "New Look" of the
south wing resulting from the
addition of several new rooms
which were constructed in the
The modern cafeteria,
with a capacity of 250, is one
of these rooms. . .. . . in Altus High
... the new library has plenty
of space for reading, and the
stack room is one of the most
modern in the state . . .Senior Class
JIM BOB HENSLEY
MR. ART YOUNG
MRS. CLIFFORD PETERSONJAMES ADAMS
KEITH ALLEN ANITA ALLEN
JOHN MAC CRIBBS
BUDDY DEFORDKAREN DUNCAN
JOE FELKERCHARLA FELTY
ROY GARRISON BOBBY GATELY
SUZANNE GEORGEJOYCE GOBER BEVERLY GRAMLING ALAN GUPTILL
WILTSIE JOE HALEY LARRY HALVE D1AN HAMILTON
DORIS HANEY BETH HEIN JOHN HENRYJIM HENSLEY MARSHA HOEHNE LARRY HOVE
MONA JAMESON ULETA JESTER MARY ALICE JOHNSON
M. H. JORDAN NORMA KINCANNON MARK KIZZIARJO YE MARTIN
GLENDA MC MULLEN
SANDRA MICKELSONCHARLES MILLER KENNETH MONZINGO KAREN MOTLEY
DALE PHILLIPS WILMA PHILLIPS NANCY RAYThe Bulldog Way
We say Goodbye now as we each go our separate ways,
And hope that we may meet again some happy, sunny day.
In a higher place than where we now stand,
Yes, a much higher place than you’ll ever iind in our fair land.
For each of us this is our goal,
To find this paradise and rest our soul.
But the way is hard and the road is rough,
And making the grade takes someone of really stern stuff.
That’s true of all with that Bulldog Spirit in their hearts.
So we must remember to take it with us as we depart.
And as we go into a new and different phase of life,
That spirit is what will hold us up and help us face its strife.
With a smile on our faces and our chins raised high
And in our hearts the whisper: "Never say diel"
Then we'll remember how hard it was to learn this rule,
And our minds will turn back and see our dear school.
Yes, we'll see Altus High through eyes filled with tears,
We'll never forget those "three glorious years. "
And as our Senior Farewell we would like to say,
That no matter what we do, we'll do it the "Bulldog Way. "FLORA REID
BETTYE SIMPSONCAROLYN TERRY JOE THOMAS JUDY' THOMPSON
JUANITA TUNNELL JUDY UHLES OPHUS WARDKAY WOODWARD
JO ANN BLACKERBY♦
BEST ALL AROUND
JIM BOB HENSLEY
ROY LEE RISNER
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
RICHARD ALLGOOD. . in Altus High
ANDY RYANWho’s Who
KEITH DODSON. . . in Altus High
BEST PERSONALITY BEST ATHLETE
JUDY THOMPSON ULETA JESTER
KENNETH MONZINGO BOBBY BANNISTERJunior Class
MR. AND MRS. CALLAWAY BUCKLEY
DANNY METCALF - Vice President
JOE DOCKERY - President
CAROL STURDEVANT - Secretary
NELLIE SUE LeVICK - Treasurer
MR. J. C. HICKS
MRS. FRANK SMARTTheda Abercombie
Nettie Ann Barnes Abbott
Jim Bob Beavers
Linda Boatright Johnson
Wade BradfordBetty Browder
Jo Beverly Buckle
Joe Mac Dockery
Sandra FrancisLinda Freeman
Floyd HughesMary Joyce Hukill
Patsy Peyton Ivey
Sarah Jo Johnson
Mary Ann Jordon
Bobby Craig Kastner
Roy Glen Kelly
Sue LeVickKay Lewis
Paul David Maley
Jo Dean Nall
June RushDavid Scruggs
James David Thomson
Toy Ann Thurmond
Donna WilliamsBEST ALL AROUND
JOE DOCKERYSophomore Class
MR. J. D. NORMAN
MRS. D. A. SHIRLEY
PHILLIP RAY - Vice-President
RICHARD MOORE - President
SUZANNE LaGREE - Secretary
MR. AND MRS. HOWARD MARTINDon Bob Allen
Floy ClaiborneFrank Claiborne
Freddy Mack Downs
Roy Lynn Ellis
Jean Kaye Foster
Connie FrySue Garvin
Mary Ann Graves
Jerry Don Johnson
Max LoganPete Lowry
Hattie Lou Miller
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Ramsay MyattHoward Nichols
Myra Sue Phillips
Joe Mike Pierce
Lanny SmithTroy Gene Smith
Ollie Dean Williamson
El Denna JordanThese boys make up the Altus chapter of F. F. A. They always put forth the effort needed to come out on
top in whatever they do. Mr. Tom Perryman is their instructor.
President - Harlan Anderson (Seated).
(Standing L. to R.): Instructor - Mr.
Tom Perryman. Treasurer - Donald
Shaw. Secretary - David Trent, Re-
porter - Fred Willis. Vice-President -
Wiltsie Haley; Sentinels Hugh Zumbro
and John Chennault.Pep Assemblies
These female Bulldogs were all
ready to go in the starting line-up
against the Elk City Elks.
Joe Norman, along with the rest
of the Bulldogs, went bear hunting
one Friday with the intention of
bringing back a John Marshall Bear.
The cheerleaders kept a sharp look-
out all day Friday for bears in the
vicinity in hopes that they would
see them before the Bulldogs did.
In preparation for the Cushing game, Mickey Tims
and James Adams were all decked out in their short
skirts and gave the regular twirlers quite a bit of
competition.This picture was taken before the Altus-Elk City football game following a pep rally at the radio station.
These girls proved themselves to be loyal "Bulldog Supporters" throughout the entire year. Mrs. Paul Flippin
Phoebe Brewer, President
Martha Woolly, Secretary
Mary Alice Johnson, Senior
Barbara Davis, Junior
Paula Hagain, Sophomore
These three girls really deserve a vote of
appreciation from the entire student body
for helping to keep alive "That Bulldog
Spirit" throughout the entire year. The
Bulldog mascots are Slugger (L) and LuckyBannister Selected On
All-State Grid Snjpid
Bobby Bannister, rugged
«ft tackle and tri-captain for
he state semifinalist Altus
Bulldog grid eleven, is a mem-
ir of the 25-man South All-
State squad announced Sunday
Dv The Daily Oklahoman.
Bannister, a $-2, 195-pound-
r. has held a regular
the past ?rform-
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All-State selection carries
with it the right to play in the
annual All-Star game to be
played in conjunction with the
Oklahoma High School Athlet-
ic Association coaching clinic
in Tulsa next August. The
South squad will oppose a ?K
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1956 Altus Bulldog
1956 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Coaches Art Young and James Starr brought
the 1956 Bulldogs from an opening losing
streak all the way to the state semi-final
play-offs. They are undoubtedly the "fairy
godfathers" of the "Cinderella team."
Mangum THEY 24
Elk City 7
John Marshall 7
Cushing ‘ 13Joe Norman, E.
Jim Bob Hensley, E.
John Henry, E.
James Walker, E.
Joe Dockery, Q. B
Donnie Groves. B.
Buster Chisum, B.
Mickey Tims, B.
Mark Kizziar, C.
James Adams, G.
Roy Lee Risner, G.
Bob Bannister, T.
Hugh Zumbro, T.
Ramsey Myatt, E.
Joe Avila, B.
Jerry Stayton, T.
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Larry Hove, B.
Jerry Knox, G.
Harlan Anderson, E.
Larry Halve, B.Richard Moore, C.
Mike Lees, T.
Rex Russell, G.
Billy Ray, B.
Donald Bob Allen, E
Jim Bob Beavers, E.
Robert Perry. B.
Tommy Johnson, T.
Ewell Spivey, T.
Richard Worsham, B.
Pat Jones, B.
William Turner, T.
Phillip Ray, Q.B.
Jerry Johnson, B.
Weldon Vaughn, T.
Bill Jean, G.
Charles Sughrue, E.
Football Queen Mary Alice Johnson, Class of '57, is seated on her throne with Junior Princess Barbara
Davis, at the left, and Sophomore Princess Linda Tims, right. Queen Mary was crowned by Football
Tri-Captains Jim Hensley, Bobby Bannister and James Adams.
Altus High scooped the
nation on "What's Behind
the Green Door” when
they opened it to reveal
the 1956 Football Queen
and her court.
Queen Mary and her at-
tendants are shown here
with the members of that
great "Bulldog" football
team.MARY ALICE JOHNSONGirls’ Basketball
CLETUS STREET - Coach
Phoebe BrewerAnita Allen
Linda KirbyBoys’ Basketball
63 Mangum 54
54 Mangum 53
49 Pampa 72
54 Plainview 71
48 Hollis 33
55 Hollis 23
55 Hollis 38
"A" WE SCHEDULE THEY
47 Frederick 43
40 Frederick 52
46 Duke 43
56 Clinton 41
51 Clinton 42
37 Elk City 55
55 Elk City 86
50 Elk City 60
59 Lawton 60
48 Sayre 28
41 Anadarko 56
50 Cordell 54
46 Cordell 70
These boys are coached by James Starr.
44 Cordell 38
30 Anadarko 32
39 Clinton 36
52 Frederick 25
This team is coached by Art Young.wight Starr, Mascot
Mark Snell, Mascoi
These pictures were taken during
spring training at the first of the base-
ball season. The boys were wearing
work-out uniforms because their regular
uniforms had not yet been checked out.
Gary Gardner Mickey Tims Bobby BannisterKenneth Wilkerson
Alvin Chandler Joe Mac Dockery
O. J. Jones
Gary CarterPhysical Education
. . . One of the most enjoyable
assemblies of the year was given
by the P.E. classes. The clown
at the left is Pee Wee Carey.Track
. . . Ping-pong is a favorite game
of the boys. They even had ping-
pong tournaments during the year. . .
. . . The trampoline is a new piece
of equipment in the physical educa-
tion building. It is used both in
physical education and after school
when students can work out in the
aym."That Altus Band”
Shown above is That Altus Band in concert rehearsal in the new band room of Altus Highschool's
south wing. The entire group were hosts again for the Tenth Annual Altus Band Festival, April 4 an
5, one of the biggest highschool musical events in the nation.
Shown above are the 1957 band officers. Seated are Jean Lillard,
band secretary; Keith Allen, president and Diane Barker, festival sec-
retary. Standing are, left to right, Keith Dodson, treasurer; David
Weber, drum major and Ben Clevenger, vice president.Twirlers
JEAN LILLARD MARILYN METCALF BETTY HOLLAND GLORIA HERRING
Senior Sophomore Junior Junior
The Pep Band supplies pep and steam
for all of those great Bulldog teams.
This picture was taken before the last
football game of the season with
The band librarians are Sandra Sease and
These members of "That Altus Band" were chosen to
participate in the Southwest Honor Band. They are
(seated) Sonny Martin, Betty Holland, (standing)
Keith Dodson, Robert Spangler, and Andy Ryan.Mixed ChorusGIRLS' GLEE CLUB OFFICERS
Sheila Stayton (right), president
Martha Woolly, vice-president
"Hail to the Bulldogs," sings the Senior
Girls'Quartette, composed of Shelia
Stayton, Martha Woolly, Kay Snow, and
Carol Sturdevant, Gloria
Herring, and Jo Beverly
Buckley are the Junior Trio.
"The Three J's" make up the Sophomore
Trio. They are Judy Williams, Judy Pres-
cott, and June Little.The Boys' Quartette is composed of Bryan Steele,
Paul David Maley, Andy Ryan, and Kenneth Bar-
These students represented Altus High in the 1956-
57 All-State Choir.
(Above) Phoebe Brewer, Jo Beverly .Buckley,
Flora Reid, Judy Williams, June Little, Judy Pres-
cott, Suzanne LaGree, and (Seated) Shelia Stayton
(Left) Kenneth Barnett, Keith Allen, and Paul
David Maley.74e COLLAR
IT ENCIRCLES ALL OUR SCHOOL REPRESENTS
ALTUS SENIOR HIGHSCHOOL. ALTUS, OKLAHOMA
n tu t r c. j Member Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association
Published By The Journalism Students m
Jo Beverly Buckley
Standing is the sponsor of
"The Collar" staff, Mrs.
Mary Alice Johnson
Kay LewisThese girls have spent many hours trying to make THE BULLDOG of '57 another champion Bulldog in
which Altus highschool will take pride. Left to right they are Suzanne LaGree, sophomore; Susanna
Mahan, senior and editor; Linda Hines and Jo Beverly Buckley, juniors; and, seated, Barbara Tram-
This picture was taken during the "last minute rush"
of completing th. annual. Putting on the finishing
touches are Susanna Mahan, editor and Barbara
Appearances to the contrary,
these girls are kept busy in the
office in the afternoon. They
are posed for the Bulldog pic-
ture in a relaxed mood, left
to right, Corina Shipley, Jane
Pickett, Nellie Sue LeVick
and Linda Kirby.
The office girls help make the
friendly atmosphere at Altus
High. These girls are in the
principal's office during the
morning when attendance is
reported. They are (left to
right) Benda Boyett, Janice
Lankford, Jo Ann Blackerby,
Charla Felty, Sandra Mickel-
son, Uleta Jester and (seated)
Office and Mimeo Staffs
The girls who work in the
mimeograph department keep
the students of Altus High well-
stocked with home work and
tests. Mr. J. C. Hicks is their
advisor. Reading from left to
right they are: front row, Nor-
ma Kincannon and Susanna
Mahan; second row, Bettye
Simpson, Kay Woodward, Kay
Snow; third row. Mr. Hicks,
Charla Felty and Kay Lewis.Posed for the Bulldog photo-
grapher at the check-out
desk of the new library are,
left to right, Nancy Bishop,
Judy Uhles, Judy McCarter,
Marsha Hoehne, Linda Car-
ter, Dian Hamilton and Bar-
February 1957 marked the removal of Altus highschool's 12,000 books and
bound volumes into its new quarters in the south wing. A fully accredited course
in library science is now a part of the curriculum. Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor is
Behind these assistant librari-
ans may be seen the ultra-
modern stack room. Student
workers from left to right are
Josephine White, Rebecca
Hernandez, Charlotte Purcell,
Sheila Stayton. Terrie Reeves,
Sandra Bennett, Floy Lee Clai-
borne and Paula Hagain.Junior Play
The Junior Class
"MAUDIE AND THE OPPOSITE SEX"
By Kristin Sergei
Directed by MRS. PAUL FLIPP1N
Monday and Tuesday, December 2 and 3, 1956
Stage Managers .
Prompters . . . .
..............Nellie Sue LeVick
................... Henry James
..............Jo Beverly Buckley
, . . Mrs. Clifford Peterson
Bruce Rotan Joe Dockery
Linda HinesSenior Play
The Senior Class
A Comedy in Three Acts
Directed by MRS. PAUL FLIPPIN
Monday and Tuesday, April 8 and 9, 1957
Lieutenant Caddigan. . .
Slim............... . . .
. . . Larry Derryberry
. . . . Phil Sturdevant
. . . . Kay Woodward
. . . Richard Allgood
.... Ben Clevenger
. . John Henry
Judy Thompsonnardner! Let's go back to the wild and wooly west!" Enjoying the WESTERN atmosphere here are the
members of e ?ulr and senior classes, faculty, and guests at the 1956 Junior-Senior Banter.
Master of Ceremonies John Henry, left is
announcing that these two crazy lookin'
cowpokes, Ezra (Phil Sturdevant) and Josh
(Andy Ryan) will sing their versions of "I
See the Moon" and "There Ain’t No Flies
On Us".The Junior Quartette set everyone shaking in
his boots as it sang "Cowtown Undertaker".
Jean Lillard's tapping toes told everyone,
'T've Got Spurs litat Jingle, Jangle, Jingle."
Left to right in this picture are Karen Duncan,
Martha Woolly, Kay Woodward, Stella Stay-
ton, Kay Snow and Jean Lillard.
These four "lovelies" added
a touch of comedy with "their”
version of "Cigarettes and
Whiskey, and Wild, Wild
Women." They are Jim
Bob Hensley, Jerry Stayton,
Larry Halve and Larry Hove.
“Low Sundown" was the western melodrama
written by Keith Dodson and Andy Ryan.
The cast included Larry Derryberrv, DeLois
Neal and Keith Dodson with Shelia Stayton
in charge of sound effects.LettermenSnappy Sophomores
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