Altus Senior High School - Bulldog Yearbook (Altus, OK)

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 My road calls me, lures me West, east, south, and north; Most roads lead men homewards, My road leads me forth. —John Masefield The 1961 bulldog ALTUS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ALTUS, OKLAHOMA 1contents foreword 1 introduction 3 administration 12 classes 20 seniors 22 juniors 40 sophomores 50 student life 60 athletics 82 personalities 94 summer supplement 117 index 130 conclusion 132Two views of the constantly expanding 30-acre campus are shown. The aerial shows the beautiful location in a res- idential area, with a panoramic view of AAFB and the historic Navajcg) Mountains. The close-up is of the main academic building, center of the front campus, nucleus of seven structures. A new wing will be added during this summer. What Is Education In Altus? Preparation for leadership in the Twenty-First Century is the challenge of today’s secondary schools. Altus Senior High School is fortunate in its location in the center of one of the nation’s great agricultural regions, and only a mile from world-famed Al- tus Air Force Base, home of the B-52 and Atlas Missile. Agricultural scien- tists, space scientists, engineers and government leaders are frequent vis- itors. Their knowledge is shared with an alert faculty and interested student body. No school is better than its fac- ulty. Altus Senior High School has a staff of 34, each a specialist. A good faculty is even better with proper fa- cilities, as the following pages reveal.The teaching of great literature begins with grade one in Altus schools. The trio below exemplify its final phase. Apt students in English IV may read 50 books in the course of a year. Monna Kiker prepares a report on Chaucer; Frank Melleno prefers Shakespeare and Fannie Sockwell, right, in- sists that Shaw is the better choice for the next unit on drama. Thanks to the availibility of paper back classics students often purchase copies for their own libraries. Principal Cletus Street, right, forefront, Coach Dick Corbitt, left, and Wayne McGee, head coach, met Woodward coaches at an inter-city cafe to make plans for the Thanksgiving quarter final play-off of the two schools’ conference champions in football. the application of Impact of the defense education act is felt especially in solid geometry where Max Purdy and Bob Heatly use Federal Title 3 "matching funds” equipment to demonstrate a theorem in their School Mathematics Study Group (SMSG). Euclid would be amazed (or would he?) at today’s uses of his theories. Both Bach and Sousa had a part in the victory celebration of this happy group, representing That Altus Band, just named "the most outstanding” in the 13-county district. Director Don Leavitt holds the coveted sweepstakes trophy; Judy Allen, drum major, left, holds superior awards certificates, and Jacquclin Colville, the district’s "outstanding twirlcr” holds twirler awards also won by team-mates.When President Kennedy flew into Wich- ita Falls, Sharon Hudson, left,and Carole Shelton were the lucky accredited press representatives. They met and sat in the press box with the nation’s top news writers. knowledge, experience of past University of Oklahoma President, George L. Cross, left, talks over transfer procedures with Maribcth Riddle and Clifford Peterson, super- intendent of schools and AJC president. Maribcth, one of several seniors with advanced standing, will have earned 18 hours at Altus Junior College by summer’s end. In the fall she will transfer her credits to O.U.’s school of music. Even beautiful blondes can have a scientific bent as Celia Moore, center, and Julia Shirley prove as they discuss the new "salt method” of white rat preservation with Ephraim Wall, visiting science professor from Oklahoma State University, in biology lab. Scientific knowledge is needed for growing fine Here- ford calves, also. Jerry Gresham, who receives his train- ing in vocational agriculture classes, unloads a prize winner of the future. Hundreds of Altus students build careers through agriculture. 3 Mary Lou Snow, left. Merit scholar, shows Suzie Mollison the American College testing score profile, while Hugh Garnett, center, who rated tops in it, looks on. Suzic and Jack Crockett, right, were chosen to attend the National Science Institute at Oklahoma State Uni- versity last summer. Hugh and Maribeth Riddle attended Northwestern University, Evan- ston, High School Institute, in science and music, with Maribeth winning first place in organ and piano. A first place in piano and organ also was won by Suzanne Fanchcr, right, at Oklahoma Baptist University. Mary Lou has been awarded a $2,100 scholarship to Welles- ley and Suzanne a $1,900 scholarship to Sweet Briar, both renewable annually. To problems of the present Bill Schaefer, Marsha Willis and Carole Shelton pause by the new projector in the language laboratory where Spanish and Latin films are shown. Soon each student will have a sound proof conversation booth. 4David Truett, presi- dent of AHS Science club, explains use made of Altus Air Force base surplus equip- ment gifts in electron- ic displays during American Education week. The only human vestige in this beautiful biology laboratory at the moment is Homer Sapicn, the skeleton, and he IS in a closet. Hundreds, however, use the facility daily. Superior equipment plus qualified instruction will make college chem- istry easy for Charles Jeffries, Laura Dobbs and ' Lorraine Allmon shown above as they completed an experi- ment. Many Altus high school graduates win science awards. All are juniors, will take phy- sics next year. These are the Gaynotes, one of many high school entertainment groups ready to perform at com- munity events. Left to right arc: Ann Inglis, Mary Windle, Nancy Ellis, and Celia Moore. A complete business education course may be com- pleted during high school, with excellent opportuni- ties for job placement. Shown in business machines class arc Pat Johnson, left, Linda Dennis, and Karen Churchwell. History is news so important it is remem- bered. Proving it also can be interesting are Carol Stephens, Karen Anderson, and Kathryn Paulsen completing research in world history. 5Advanced science and math courses make sense to lucky Altus teens who see their principles applied in such space age feats as the Atlas missile. Convair Astronautics model of the Atlas and its silo was executed by frosh scientists, Peggy Rammc and Becky Spencer. Uene Moore and Roland Whiddon admire the exhibit which won first place at the Science Fair Space age engineering at work is shown above in one of the 12 Atlas missile sites under construction surround- ing Altus. Architects, engineers, and scientists share their knowledge with Altus students as guest speakers. Altus Air Force base arranges many field trips. To Opportunities of the Future Members of Key club, highschool service organization, are learning community service also. Don Hubbard, Larry Cham- bers, Tommy Hickerson, and Terry Grimes help Santa Claus remember un- fortunates. 6 Pep Club members such as Barbara Wiley, below, spend many hours after school preparing displays in promotion of student spirit.This delicate mechanism is a balance used in physics classes. During American Education Week students demonstrated its power to weigh a single pencil mark on a sheet of paper. It is part of the splendid equipment available to all science students through Title III match- ing funds. Sophomore Mike Allen looks with admiration at the Fisher Body regional trophy won by Paul McConnell, former soph- omore, who returned to Altus with his parents to receive it. Mike also is a Fisher winner, placing second as an eighth grader, third as a freshman in the state. Altus FFA students learn first hand ir- rigation practices in Altus-Lugert proj- ects, and botany and biology students study fauna in the nearby ditches. Who knows what a drawing board may bring forth? Marilynn Wright and Jimmy Little watch while William Shafer, engineering drawing instructor, shows how first drafts are made for a new highway. Many highschool students get summer time employment as draftsmen. Trumpeter Joe Berger- on plays taps as mem- bers of the American Legion Post place a wreath at the Jackson County World War Memorial on Veteran’s Day. The band partici- pation is a traditional part of the observance. 7Entrance to Learning Supt. Clifford Peterson, making an early morning check of construction progress on the new auditorium, visualizes its entrance facing Park Avenue, matching in brick and architectural lines the Physical Education building shown below which it flanks. Campus vistas at left, recorded by student photographers, show Vocational Education, the northeast rear entrance where the new language wing will be built this summer; Altus Junior College entrance where many graduates and advanced seniors attend class, and two pre-schoolers wistfully surveying Main entrance . . . some day! 8Dedication The students of Altus highschool, circa 1961, have many varied interests and abilities. Mr. Buel Garvin, Miss Glade Clemons, and Mr. Ar- thur (Art) Young exemplify qualities which have been essential in the development of these traits. Basic in the guidance these teachers give yearly to high school students is education. Mr. Garvin is the aide and advisor of every young scientist as he instructs or supervises nearly 200 biology students yearly. Miss Clemons represents the business education department, whose for- mer students are employed by the hundreds in business, industry, and government. Mr. Young, who retired from coaching last year to teach driver’s safety education full time, is considered a traffic safety expert. Besides the intellectual guidance these teachers offer, each is a class sponsor. Mr. Garvin and Miss Clemons are junior sponsors. Mr. Young has been a senior sponsor for more than fifteen years. The most important work these three do for AHS is in setting an example for more than 600 Bulldogs. They personify the Altus byword —doing one’s best. A small act, such as the dedication of the 1961 Bulldog to them, can never show the love and devotion we feel for them and for the en- tire faculty of Altus High School. 9administration✓ The Altus Board of Education shown at its January meeting includes vice- president, Mr. Walter Marshall; Mr. Jack Colville, member; Mr. Clifford Peterson, superintendent of schools; Dr. Clyde Russell, president; Mr. Eugene Bryce, member; and Mr. Carl Hatton, member. At this meeting fixtures were chosen for the High School auditorium. This is typical of the many all-important decisions these men must make monthly. The pride with which Altus Students salute their faculty stems from the respect and admiration which they have for their administrators. Princi- pal Cletus Street and Assistant Principal Dennis Norman. Their devotion in turn to the school re- veals itself in the cordial relationship felt between faculty and students. Added tasks in the growing school only challenge these dedicated leaders. Their example is one for students and staff to follow. Superintendent Clifford Peterson consults many references in performing his over-all administrative supervision . . . but it seems the most common guide-book is his common- sense. No one could be busier, and no one could be more respected, not only by students and faculty, but also in the community. ADMINISTRATION: These Men PilotSchool Expansion Program Able leaders make a world, a na- tion, a community, and a school. These administrators play an im- portant role in forming each phase of character of Altus students: citizens and future leaders of the world. The main ingredient in forming truly mature citizens is eager stu- dents. Experienced guidance com- plements this powerful basis. Well- prepared graduates emerge, equip- ped with emotional and mental stability. Mrs. Walter Cross, clerk of the Altus Board of Education, has recorded the minutes of this import- ant governing board for many years. As a result she is an able authority on the constantly expanding Altus School System.Miss Bessie Brogan Library Science OCU, OU, TWU Herschal Crow, Jr. History, Government, Coach, OSU Miss Glade Clemons Business Education CSC, WTS Richard W. Davis Social Studies OU, PAM, OSU Dick Corbitt Industrial Arts, Coach OU Anton Edmonson World History WSC, CC, Cameron, OSU, WTSC, OU FACULTY : Well-prepared Faculty Don K. Leavitt Band, Instrumental Music OU, SWSC, NOJC, OSU Mrs. Robert A. Killian Spanish I OU Mrs. Roger Harrison Girls’ Physical Education OUMrs. Arthur Edwards Vocal Music CSC, AJC Faculty members Cortis Martin, Richard Davis, Earl Newberry, and Anton Edmonson agree that all work makes life dull indeed, and prove their philosophy by pausing for mid-morning coffee, served by Stephanie Stevens and Patsy Miller. This group of men are more than just custodians. They take a personal interest in student welfare and comfort and work with faculty members on many projects. They are Pete Tidwell, Charlie Derr, E. V. Cupp, James Turner, C. M. Holleman, and L. L. Burgan. Mrs. Weldon Ferris Journalism, Public Relations OCW, OU A large campus and splendid physical facilities merely provide the basic ingredients for educational opportunities. The nucleus must be a well-prepared and dedicated faculty and a student body eager to learn. Altus High School’s 33 faculty members have spent more than 175 years in institutions of higher learning. As a result of their up-to-date instruction, AHS graduates matriculate in the world’s greatest colleges. Mrs. Paul Flippin English SWSC, OU Leads Student Learning Mrs. Alfred Goucher J. C. Hicks Buel Garvin Biology, Algebra Speech, English Biology SWSC, CSC SWSC, HJC, NHU SWSC, OUEarl Newberry Mathematics OSU, CSC, WSC, CC Mrs. R. J. Lockhart Chemistry, Physics OU, CT, AU Wayne McGee Social Studies, Coach Cameron, OSU, SWSC I Cortis Martin Plane Geometry SWSC, AJC 16 J. Dennis Norman Mrs. Hugh Usry Assistant Principal Administrative Secretary Mathematics OU, SWSC Preparation Is Key Varied faculty backgrounds make it pos- sible for Altus students to choose from prepara- tory fields for the professions and almost every endeavor of the times in which today’s teens will spend their adult lives. Each year special honors come to the well- qualified faculty as a result of outstanding achievement. This year’s honorees included Mrs. Bob Rooker, Spanish teacher who was chosen to attend the National Linguistics Institute at the University of Oklahoma and Mr. Earl Newberry, mathematics teacher, who will complete the third segment of his fellowship through the National Science Foundation this summer. Mrs. A. W. Ed- wards, vocal music director, was named director to the All-State Chorus committee.Mrs. Bob Rooker Spanish, Latin OU, OSU, Escuela Interamericana William N. Shafer Mechanical Drawing Audio-Visual Aids OSU Mrs. D. A. Shirley Home Economics OSU, ACJC Mrs. B. M. Skidmore English SWSC, WU, PU to Varied Opportunities Mrs. Frank Smart English OCW J. W. Weatherford Distributive Education OSU, ECSC Ray Tahsuda American History Physical Education, Coach SWSC, Cameron Mrs. Lloyd Williams English OU Jack Thomas Assistant Band Director MU, SWSC, ACC Mrs. N. H. Williams Typewriting CSC, Cameron Orval Warren Vocational Agriculture OSU, MSU Art Young Driver Training JC, AJC, OBU, OU, SWSC18This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. —William Shakespeare 19JANET ABOUSSIE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Aboussie, has lived in Altus 17 years. Janet has been active in pep club for 6 years; glee club 3; Jr.-Sr. Banquet and program; Jr. play; pep assemblies; best dressed, sr. Her hobbies are golf and tennis. She plans to attend OSU majoring in education . . . DICK ADAMS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curt Adams, has lived in Altus three years, having lived in Hobart all his life. He plans to attend Oklahoma State University, majoring in education. He was in Boys' Glee Club one year, and has been active in football and track three years. He was secretary of his sophomore class. GERALD WAYNE ALLEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Shires, was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, on April 7, 1943. He has lived in Altus for the past two years. He plans to attend college at the University of Houston, Majoring in construction engineering. Gerald's favorite hobbies are fishing, swimming, and hunting .. . MAR YON L. ALLEY was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 27, 1943. She is the daughter of the Gilbert G. Alleys of 630 Crocus Avenue. She has previously attended schools in Olustee and Altus. She was active in basketball for five years at Olustee. She has lived in Altus for two years. Maryon does not plan to attend college. JIM BAILEY, son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. J. E. Bailey, has lived in Altus for one year. He plans to attend Rice Institute, majoring in physics. Jim is active in basketball and baseball in Altus; lettered in baseball last year. Vice- president of the senior class this year. Attended London, England, schools last year . . . MARVIN BEANLAND, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin S. Beanland, has attended Altus, and Mangum schools all his life, having lived in Altus for 12 years. Marvin’s future plans are indefinite, but he does not plan to attend college. Activities include athletics and three years in agriculture. His hobbies in- clude many types of sports. ALVIN BLUNDELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Blundell, has lived in Altus one and one-half years, having attended Lawton Highschool and Marlow Highschool. Although he plans to attend college, his plans are not definite. Alvin plays football, basketball, and baseball and was co-captain of the 1960 Bulldog football team . . . PATSY BOSTON was born in Durant, Oklahoma. Her parents are the R. L. Bostons of Aitus. Patsy has lived in Altus for four years. She has been active in Glee Club for two years; P. E. for two years; and Pep Club for two years. Patsy plans to attend a Business University and become an Executive Secretary . . . HALLIE BOYKIN, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boykin of 1117 East Hickory, was born in El Paso, Texas, on February 8, 1943. She has attended Altus schools all of her school days. Hallie has an undecided future. She will either attend a college in Tennessee or a business college . . . JAMES D. BRAY was born in Fort Worth, Texas on September 2, 1942. He is the son of S Sgt. and Mrs. Leroy Bray of 623 Crocus. He has attended schools in Fort Worth, Brewer highschool in Vernon and Altus Senior Highschool. His hobbies are cars, fishing, hunting and guns. He plans to attend mechanic’s school . . . JANICE BRINLEE was born December 16, 194 3 in Ada but has attend- ed several schools in California and Oklahoma. She came here last fall with her parents the J. J. Brinlees. Janice loves music, dancing and writing, and hopes to attend Pasadena Playhouse to major in play directing. Activities include glee club 2, P.E., 1. and Pep Club, 3.JUDY ADAMS was born in Washington the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Adams. She has attended "too many schools to write down." Judy has attended the Altus schools for two and one-half yea », where she is active in pep club. Her hobby is all kinds of water sports. She plans to attend college somewhere in Florida and major in psychology . . ZANE ADAMS, daughter of the W. E. Adamses, has lived in Altus for 14 years. She attended Robert E. Lee, Washington, and Altus Junior High. She has been an active member of the pep club. Her hobbies are raising pedigreed Boston terriers. She plans to attend college in Oklahoma City, majoring in business. CLIFF ANSTEAD, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger W. Anstead, was b rn in Altus, Oklahoma, in 1943. He resides at 812 Hickory. Before attending Altus schools he was a student at Crooked Oak High School in Oklahoma City. He plans to attend Southwestern State College where his probable major will be in finance . . . RICHARD A. BACK, son of Col. and Mrs. K. E. Back, had attended schools in various places all over the world before moving to Altus. Rick has been in boys’ chorus 1 yr., athletics 1 yr., and was in the Jr.-Sr. banquet program. He plans to attend the University of Florida, majoring in veterinary medicine. JOAN BECKHAM, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Beckham, was born in Oklahoma City but has lived in Altus for eleven years. Joan has been active in physical education for one year. Her hobbies include collecting various kinds of stuffed animals. Joan's plans after finishing high school are undecided . . . JAMES BENNETT is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Bennett. James was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, and he attended Empire Con- solidated High School near Duncan before moving to Altus. James has been active in athletics and his favorite hobbies include baseball and archery. James also enjoys amateur rocketry. The Senior Year Is The Senior year is one of decision. Realization that the senior year is one of decision comes with enrolment at the first of the year. These class officers exemplify the quality of leaders which the Class of 1961 wants to produce. They must maintain the responsibility of class businesss and good citizenship throughout the entire year. However, all seniors share graduating re- sponsibilities by making the best of every opportunity to learn or to help a classmate. Pictured are: Jim Bailey, vice-president, left; Pat Bullard, president, and Mary Thurman, secretary. JUDY KAY ALLEN is the daugh- ter of the Floyd Allens. She has lived in Altus for 17 years. Activi- ties include Band and Glee Club each for three years. Honors in- clude being twirler and Drum Major for the Band, and in the quartet. She won district music contests in voice, instruments and twirling. Plans to attend ACC in business. CHARLES AUCHTERLONIE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Auch- terlonie, was born in Wichita, Kansas and has lived in Altus for ten years. He has been active in athletics in Altus for two years. Previously he was active in Glee Club, PE, and vocational work. Charles plans to attend college and major in law. DIANNE BINGAMAN, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bingaman, was born in Stamford, Texas. Dianne's many hobbies in- clude reading, television, movies, boating, and traveling. Her plans following graduation are to at- tend secretarial school and be- come a business secretary. One Of Decision.SHARON BROWN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey L. Brown, was bom in Arizona. She attended Wilson ele- mentary school in Altus, then Olustee. and Altus Junior High. She has lived in Altus 16 years. Sharon was in P.E. and Glee Club one year each. Her favorite hobbies are water skiing, swimming, and bowling . . . PAT BUL- LARD, son of the Hubert Bullards, was born in Altus, lived in Elk City, returned to Altus as a sophomore. Plans to attend OSU, major in education. Ranked in Banker’s speech contest the past two years. Secretary, pres., FFA; Sr. Class president, and Best Citizen. Set conference pole vault record, lettered in basketball. PAULETTE BURDICK, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Burdick, has lived in Altus for 8 years. Paulette is active in Glee Club and Pep Club. She has received honors in the Honor society; was in the Jr. Play, the Jr.-Sr. Banquet Program, and an alternate to Girls’ State. She plans to attend OSU majoring in science . . . GAR RON BURGETT is the son of Mrs. Estclla Burgett, was born in Altus, and has lived here all his life. He attended Eugene Field, and Altus Junior High. His hobbies are model airplanes and cars. He was in Distributive Education I yr. and athletics I yr. Garron plans to attend OSU; majoring in music. LOUISE BURTON, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah W. Burton, has lived in Altus since February of 1960. Before moving to Altus, Louise attended Covington High, Cushing, Oklahoma. She has been active in Distributive Education for one year. Louise's various hobbies include horseback riding and swimming. Her plans are indefinite. ELAINE BUSH is the daughter of the J. L. Bushes. Her honors and activities include 1st. speech contest; "Best Personality," Sr.; "Bulldog" staff; "Collar" staff; Jr. play; Honor student; Drill Team; Glee Club, 3; Pep Club, 3; Jr.-Sr. Banquet; assemblies; Varsity Choir. Plans to major in education at O.S.U. Senior Class pa- rents, the Jack Crocketts, inspect special equipment MARY BUTCHEE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butchee, is a new student in Altus High School having moved here from Warren at the beginning of the term. But Mary is not new to Altus being born here January 30, 1943. Her favorite activity is basketball. She lettered in it for 3 years. Mary does not plan to attend a college. DALE BYNUM, son of Mr. and Mrs. Olen C. Bynum, was born in Olustee, Oklahoma, on December 22, 1942. He attended elementary school here and Altus High School. He has lived in Altus 12 years. Dale has been in band 4 years and glee club 2 years. He was active in athletics one year. Favorite hobby, coin collecting. C. A. CARRUTHERS, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cephys Carruthers of 701 West Nona, has lived in Altus for fourteen years. He has attended Lincoln and Altus High School. He was born in Altus, Oklahoma on September 22, 1943. C A. has not made definite plans for the future but plans to work some place in Altus. GAYLE CHENAULT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Chenault, has lived in Altus 11 years. Plans to attend IBM school in Oklahoma City after graduation, has been in pep club and glee club three years. Elected most popular her soph., jr., and sr. years; entered district speech contest, active in assemblies, Collar issue editor. 22which their son. Jack, uses daily in physics class. JEWELL COPE, ton of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cope, was born in Goldsboro. N. C.; has lived in Altus for three years. Plans to attend Altus Junior College after grad- uation. Jewell is active in sports, played football and other sports for three years in Altus. His hobbies include cars and sports; in many pep assemblies . . . TOMMY COX was born in Texas, ton of Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Cox. He has attended various Oklahoma high schools, winning letter awards in basketball, football, and track. Among his hobbies are hunting, cars, art, and electronics. Future plans include attending Carlyle College in Pennsylvania, majoring in electronics. JACK CROCKETT is the son of Mrs. and Mrs. J. W. Crockett. Hiv honors and activities include Jr. play; varsity chorus; athletics, Jr. Rotanan; Top Ten, Jr- Sr. Banquet program, assemblies. Jack attended the O.S.U. Science Institute in 1960 and plans to major in chemical Engineering at O.S.U. . . . LIONEL CROSS, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Cross, was born in Fresno, California, August JO, 1943. He has lived in Altus for eight years. While in high school he has been active in band and athletics. He plans to attend Oklahoma State University and major in Electronics. BERNICE JANET CROUCH was born in Woodwafd, Oklahoma. Her parents are the Alexander Feils of Altus. Bernice was born on June 5, 194J. She has previously attended schools in Shattuck. Oklahoma. She has been active in basketball, J; pep club, 2; glee club. 1; softball. ). She plans to attend a business college . . . MARVIN LEE CRAFTON, son of Mrs. Marvin Crafton, 519 East Nona Street, was born December II. 1942. in Altus, Oklahoma. He has attended Eugene Field, Junior High School, and Senior High School. His plans following graduation are indefinite. His hobbies include drag racing and working on automobiles. LYNNDA JAYNE CASTLE, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Castle of 1100 North Hudson, was born in Altus, Oklahoma on August 1, 1945. She has been a Collar issue editor, appeared in many assemblies, and on programs before community groups. Lynnda hopes to work at Neiman-Marcus in Dallas after graduation . . . R. L. CALHOUN, JR., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Calhoun. While in Wichita Falls highschool, he was an office assistant, in the A Cappella choir, in Chemistry Club, and was a Junior Red Cross Repre- sentative. In Altus he is reporter for DE and also reports for the Collar. He plans to major in Chemistry in college. KAREN CHURCHWELL. daughter of Ray Churchwell of 1201 N. Benson, was born in Altus, Oklahoma on October 20, 1945. She has lived here for four years. Her hobbies are typing and cooking. She is very active in basketball, having lettered for two years, and on the Collar Staff. Karen’s plans are undecided . . . SHERRILYNE COE, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie R. Coe of 607 North Spurgeon, was born in Altus on March 4, 1943. She has attended Washington Grade School. Altus Junior High, and Altus High School, making the Honor Roll every six weeks. Sherrilyne plans to attend the Capital Business School in Oklahoma City. 23MARY BETH DARDEN, the daughter of Major and Mrs. W. E. Darden, Jr., was born in Palatka, Florida. Her activities include Glee Club 3 yrs., Mixed Chorus 3 yrs., Band 2 yrs., and library 1 yr. Mary Beth enjoys music and stamp collecting. She plans to attend Florida University and to major in nursing . . . LINDA JAN DEN- NIS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Dennis, recently moved to Altus from Blair. She was on the annual staff, library staff, paper staff, in music, pep club, jr. play and basketball. Valedic- torian of her 8th grade class and in State Honor Society 3 years. Plans to attend SWSC in busi- ness. GLORIA J. DENTON, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gandy, was born November 19, 1942 in Artesia, California. She previously at- tended Claremont Senior High. Her hobbies in- clude Bowling, dancing, riding, and writing letters. Gloria plans to attend a business college in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, after graduation . . . ROGER DICKSON, son of the Ancel Dicksons, has lived in Altus 9 yrs., attending Wilson Ward and Junior High where he received outstanding boy and scholastic awards. He has been a “Collar” issue Editor and "Best Personality” sr. boy. His hobbies arc reading, hunting, fishing. His future plans include a major in medicine at Oklahoma University. MARY DOBBS, daughter of Mrs. June Matthew, was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma on March 21, 1943. She has lived in Duke, Oklahoma for eight years. Mary is active in P.E., in which she has participated for one year. One of her hobbies is collecting stuffed animals. Mary's plans for the future are indefinite . . . CAROLYN DUNCAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Duncan, has lived in Altus 11 yrs. Her activities are Glee Club, Pep Club 3 yrs., P.E., D.E. 1 yr. She was a member of the National and Okla. Honor Society. Carolyn plans to attend technical school in Tulsa and later major in interior decorating at college. RON ELLIS, the son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Ellis, has lived in Altus for seventeen years. Ron attended Washington Grade School and Jr. High. He has been active in Distributive Educa- tion for two years. His many hobbies include cars and sports. Ron is planning to attend A.J.C., where he intends to major in business . . . NEAL LYNN EDWARDS is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Edwards. Lynn has lived in Altus eighteen years and has attended Eugene Field and Altus Jr. High School. He has been active in agri- culture for four years and won many honors. Lynn plans to attend Oklahoma State University upon graduation majoring in agriculture. JACK DUNCAN is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Duncan of Altus. He has lived in Altus all his life. Jack’s future plans include attending college at Altus Junior College and then South- western. He does not know definitely what, his major will be, although he wants to work w'ith Bell Telephone. Likes cars and horses . . , ANTHONY ELLIOTT, the son of the Tony Elliotts, has lived in Altus for seventeen years and has attended Altus elementary and junior high schools. His activities in Altus High School include Band for six years and Vocational Agri- culture for three years. Anthony’s plans after graduation are as yet undecided. 24 FRED EMMFRT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Martin was born in Wellington, Texas, August 19, 1943. Before he moved to Altus, Fred lived in Gould. Fred has been active in agriculture and also in the Distributive Educa- tion club here in Altus. He plans to attend Oklahoma State uni- versity and major in agronomy . . . KAYE FREEMAN, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Freeman, has lived in Altus for nine years. She attended elemen- tary school in Humphreys before moving to Altus. Her various hobbies include horseback riding and playing the piano. Kaye plans to attend business college where she will major in secre- tarial work.■I SHIRLEY DEAN FANCHER was born in Oluste , January 17. 1943, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Fancher. She has at- tended various schools in the vicinity of the Greater Altus area. While in high school Shirley has been active in physical education. Her plans after college are uncertain. Her hobby is reading . . . SUZANNE FANCHER was born in Altus, Oklahoma. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fancher. Her activities include Band, 2; Glee Club, 3; Pep Club. 4. Her honors include high ratings in voice, organ and piano in district and State contests. She is in the Top Ten of her class. Will attend Sweet Briar College, having been awarded a four- year scholarship, in liberal arts . . . BETTY FRY is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Fry; has lived in Altus all her life. In AHS she has been active in Pep Club. 3; in DE. 3. Betty had 3rd place in state for both her Merchandise Manual and Ad Layout. Her future plans include attending AJC, majoring in education, principally English and history . . . CHARLES GARDNER, the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gardner. Jr., of 601 Kathy, was born in Corpus Christi. Texas on April 12, 1943. He has previously attended Buena Park School in California. His hobbies are repairing cars, hunting, and fishing. Charles' plans for the future are indefinite but he may go into the service. LIT A FERNANDEZ was born in Truchas. New Mexico, and now resides with the Lorenzo Morelands at 1304 Ash. Lita attended Truchas Mission School in grade school, Truchas Public School 7-8 grades, Santa Cruz, New Mexico 9th and moved to Altus at the beginning of the 10th grade. She does not plan to attend college . . . HUGH GARNETT is the son of the Hugh Garnetts. His activities and honors include Valedictorian of Freshman Class, 1st in 60 Chemistry at S.W.I.M.; Boys State Delegate 1960; chosen to attend technological institute at Northwestern U. in 111. and "Most likely to Succeed" Sr.; Hugh plans to attend O.U. . . . LYNN GARRISON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy W. Garrison, was born in Altus. He has attended Altus and Friendship schools all his life. At AHS, Lynn has been active in P.E., Agriculture, and athletics for one year each. Hobbies include cars, books, and electronics. Lynn plans to attend O.U. probably major in electronics . . . GERRY FISCHER is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fischer, has only lived in Altus for six months, fie was born in San Diego, California, and attended Wood- row Wilson Junior High and Hoover High before moving to Altus. His activities include Physical Education for two years. His plans for the future do include colleg . It’s not the easiest thing in the world to squeeze a party into a senior’s busy schedule, but it can be done. Senior class parents sponsored this one at James Wilks farm Hallowe’en. The theme, Western, was carried out by a barn dance and wiener roast. Since the party occurred dur- ing "TWIRP” week, it aided the girls’ pocketbooks besides providing relaxation. Part of the group is shown in the picture, the rest busied them- selves with hay fights and serving food.JEAN GOAD was born in Granite, Oklahoma. Her parents are the R. A. Goads, Jr. Prior to moving to Altus, Jean attended Hobart High. She has lived here one year. Her future plans include attending AJC, eventually majoring in Psychology. Jean is active in Band, and has previously participated in Glee Club . . . LINDA GING, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Ging, was born in Clarksville, Tennessee. She pre- viously attended school in Clearwater, Kansas, moving to Altus where she is active in Band and Glee Club. Linda plans to attend Oklahoma University after graduation and major in Law. Her hobbies include reading. JERRY GRESHAM, son of the John Greshams, was born in Altus, and has lived here all of his life. His hobbies are fishing and baseball. Jerry has been an F.F.A. officer, member of a livestock judging team and a farm management team. He plans to attend O.S.U. after graduation, majoring in Agriculture . . . SANDRA KAY GORDON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Gordon of 113) E. Hickory, was born in Stamford, Texas. She has attended schools in Sacra- mento, California and in. Altus. She has been a librarian for two years. One of her hobbies is horseback riding. Sandra plans to enter the Civil Service after graduation. LARRY GUFFEY, son of the Charles Haskell Guf- feys, was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. He formerly attended Bowie School, and Reagan Senior High, in Wichita Falls. He has had 3 years in Band, has been a student guide in Algebra, has worked in the office. Larry plans to attend college, majoring in history . . . JIMMIE HAMILTON was born in Altus, Oklahoma on February 1 J, 194). He is the son of the Marshall Hamiltons of 1408 East Oakhurst. Jimmie has lived in Altus for eighteen years and attended schools here for twelve years. He has been active in athletics for six years. He plans to attend college at O.C.U. JUDITH ANN HARRISON was born in Altus, Ok- lahoma on August 9, 1943. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harrison. She has attended schools here for twelve years, and lived in Altus for 17 years. She has been active in P.E. for one year. She plans to at- tend Mercy Hospital in New Orleans, La., to become a nurse . . . JUDY HART is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Day. She was born in Marietta, South Caro- lina. Her hobbies are coin collecting, cooking, and sewing. Judy was an active member in Glee Club for three years; she formerly attended Altus Junior High. After graduation, she plans to attend Altus Beauty school. ALTON HARVEY, the son of Mrs. Bob Harvey of 72) E. Pecan, was born in Altus on October 18, 194), and has lived in Altus for sixteen years. He has at- tended Eugene Field Grade School, Altus Junior High, and Altus Senior High. He has been active in Voca- tional Agriculture for one year. Alton plans to attend O.S.U CAROL HATFIELD, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hatfield of 1112 Elder, was born in Roosevelt. Oklahoma, on May 6, 194). She has at- tended Washington Grade School, Altus Junior High, and Altus Senior High School. She holds the remark- able honor of never missing a day of school. Carol's plans for the future are undecided. Class parents, the Al- fred Hughes, are famil- iar with the 1960 foot-KYLA HAYES, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Hayes, has lived in Altus six years. Her activities include Glee Club 3 years. Pep Club 3 years, and Jr. Play. She attended S.W.I.M. in Spanish I. Her hobbies include read- ing, sewing and cooking. Kyla plans to attend O.C.W. and major in medical technology . . . BRAD HAYS was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma on Sep- tember 1 3, 1943 and has lived in Altus for five years. His parents are the Herbert B. Hays. He has been active in Band for two years. He plans to attend college at Baylor or O.U. and major in the field of Dentistry or Medi- cine. His hobbies are drag racing and go-cart racing. BOB HEATLY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Hcatly. has lived in Altus 13 years, attended Wilson grade school. Altus Jr. High. Altus Highschool. He plans to enroll at Oklahoma State University, majoring in architecture or mechanical engineering. His favorite hobbies arc reading, drawing, and playing tennis . . . LARRY HERRING, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Herring, the Sr. Class parents. He was selected best looking boy Jr. and Sr. ears; Music King Sr. Year. Larry took part in the Jr. play. Boys’ quartet. Boys’ Glee Club and mixed quartet. He plans to major in architecture at O.U. or O.S.U. ball schedule, since their son, Tom, is a member of the team. DEANNA HOLT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Holt, has lived in Altus this year, moving here from Warren Highschool where she was active in basketball. Deanna is a September child, being born September 1, 1943. She does not plan to attend college. Her hobby is competitive basketball . . . KINROSS HOLT, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Willard Holt, was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has lived in Altus 14 years. He had a feature role in the banquet program. He plans to attend Oklahoma State University, probably majoring in pre-law. He has been active in football for three years and has been a member of the Boys’ Glee Club and Varsity Chorus. GENE HENSLEY is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hensley of 11 3 Lakeside Drive. He was born in Chick- asha, and moved to Altus last year. Gene has been ac- tive in baseball during his highschool years and lettered in that sport. Gene plans to attend college at South- western upon graduation. His major is undecided . , . GARY HORNISH, son of Mrs. Otis Hornish. was born in Parsons, Kan. Lived in Enid, before moving to Altus, where he has lived for 6 years. Active in Glee Club 4; Athletics 1; superior in District Contest in Vocal Music, voice contest at Stillwater. He plans to attend Altus Junior College then to S.W.S.C., to major in music. LOIS HOWARD, daughter of the K. C. Howards, was bom in Altus. She attended school at Warren. Basketball. 2 years; 4-H, 9 years. Member of State Honor Society, 3 years, and won the 4-H Key award. Reading is her favorite hobby. Lois plans to attend Altus Jr. College and O.S.U. where she will major in Home Ec . . . DIANNE MARLENE HOTT was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 29, 1943. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cocker of 1 316 E. "B” Street. Dianne has attended schools in Oklahoma and Texas. She has lived in Altus for two and a half years. Her future plans include attending Arlington State for a degree in general business.SHARON HUDSON is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Hudson. Her honors and activities in- clude: Pres, of Jr. class; Pep Club 3; Office 2 years; delegate to Girls’ State; "Best All-Round”, Jr.-Sr. years; assemblies; Jr.-Sr. Banquet; Editor- in-chief of the "Bulldog”; Honor Roll. Sharon plans to attend Southwestern State College to ma- jor in medicine . . . TOMMY HUGHES, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hughes, Sr. class parents; was born in Altus, and has attended schools in Altus. Tommy has been active in Football 3; "Most Popular”, Soph., Jr., Sr. years; Jr.-Sr. banquet and server; assemblies. Hobbies are sports and racing. He plans to attend Southwestern State College. ROBERT ELVIS HUME, the son of Lucille Hume of 620 West Walker, was born on March 2 3, 194), in Altus. He has lived here for seventeen years attending Wilson Grade School, Altus Junior High, and Altus Highschooi. His hobbies are water ski- ing and swimming. Robert’s plans for the future are indefinite . . . SEABORN HUNT, son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Seaborn Hunt, has been a tri-letter- man for 3 years. While a junior, he was vice-presi- dent of his class, emcee of the Jr.-Sr. banquet; in the Top 10. He is president of KEY Club and se- lected Best All-Round Boy. Future plans include majoring in medicine at the Univ. of Tenn. DAVID HUNT, the son of E. J. Hunt of 177 Fern Drive, was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on Novem- ber 10, 1943. He has attended Merced Union School, Farmington High and Altus High School, having lived in Altus for two years. His hobbies are skiing and hunting. David plans to attend OU and major in law . . . CLAUDEAN JOHNSON is the daughter of the Claude Johnsons. Her activi- ties and honors include salutatorian in Jr. High, Glee Club, Pep Club, Varsity Choir, Girls’ State Delegate, Jr. Play cast, "Best Citizen, Sr.,” Top Ten, Jr. "Collar” and Bulldog staff. She plans to attend O.U. GARY JOHNSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Johnson, has attended school in Altus, Lawton, and Wichita Falls, Texas. He was in the mixed chorus, football, basketball, and FFA. Gary’s hob- bies are cars and building engines. He plans to attend Altus Junior College and will begin his major in Social Studies . . . GAYLE JOHNSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Johnson, has attended Altus schools all her school days, having moved here from Hollis in early childhood. In high school, Gayle is active in pep club, and upon graduation plans to attend Hill’s Business College in Oklahoma City. Her hobbies are reading and bowling. PAT JOHNSON, daughter of M Sgt. and Mrs. B. B. Reese, was born in San Diego, California, January 3. Pat has lived in Altus since her fresh- man year in high school. She has been active in the Altus Distributive Education Club and band 1, Collar staff. Her future plans include a business course in Fort Worth, Texas . . . LINDA JOHN- SON is the daughter of the Willard Johnsons. She has lived in Altus all her life, attending Eugene Field elementary. She was on the Collar staff. Fu- ture plans include attending a Business College; however, after graduation she also plans to attend an Airline Hostess School. Her hobbies include many outdoor sports. TANA HEFNER JONES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hefner, has lived in Altus for 12 years. She was born in Temple, Texas, and since living in Altus, has attend- ed Washington, Wilson, and Altus Jr. and Sr. High- schools. Has been active in Glee Club for three years. Her hobby is sewing; will not attend college . . . JUDY LAWRENCE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Krshka, has lived in Altus only a few months. Judy attended school in Lawton before moving to Altus. Her activities include Glee Club 2 years and Pep Club 2 years. Collar staff. She enjoys hobbies such as pi- ano and reading. Judy plans to attend O.B.U. where she will major in either teaching or nursing. Besides decorating as pre - game preparation, seniors take part in pep assemblies to boost school spirit. Shown here is the assembly for the second Woodward game of the season: the bi - district play - off. Themes varied this year from Dogpatch to night club scenes . . . All for the cause of winning the game. Taking part is an important facet of the school, as seniors quickly learn.MAE ETTA KELLY was born in Oakland, California on October 12, 1943. She is the daughter of the Robert Gardleys of Altus and has lived in Altus for two years. Mac Etta has been active in Glee Club for one year and P.E. for one year. Her plans for the future include attending college to obtain a degree in nursing . . . MONNA K1KF.R, the daughter of Mrs. Ethel Kiker. has lived in Altus for twelve years. She has attended elementary schools in Victory and in Altus. Her many hobbies include swimming and reading. Monna plans to attend a business college in Oklahoma City and then be- come a secretary for a business association . . . BILL LeMASTERS is the son of Maj. and Mrs. W. F. LeMasters, was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and previously attended school in Germany. His hobbies in- clude cars, hunting, and playing the trumpet. He was in P.E. for 1 year, and lettered in basketball in Germany. As yet. Bill has made no plans for college . . . JIMMY LITTLE, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Little, has lived in Altus for 11 years. Plans to attend Altus Junior College, majoring in Electrical Engineering. He has been in Altus bands for 5 years; also active in Boys’ Glee Club, last year entering district and state contests as a soloist. Sr. "Most Talented." RICHARD KIRKENDALL, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Kirken- dall, was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma, and has lived in Altus for two years. His activities at Altus High School include physical edu- cation for one year. Some of Richard's various hobbies are cars and sports. He is undecided concerning future plans . . . BROOKS La- GREE, JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. LaGrce, has lived in Altus 17 years. He has been active in athletics for two years. He attended Oklahoma Boys’ State. His hobbies are flying, water skiing, fishing, hunting, trapping, and he keeps a gun collection. He plans to attend Air Force Academy . . . JAMES LOWER, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David F. Lower, was born in Altus. Oklahoma. James has attended schools in Belton, Texas, and Altus. He has lived in Altus for 8 years, and has been active in band for four years. After graduation, he plans to attend college in Longview, Texas and major in electronics . . . MIKE LOYD was born in Santa Maria. California, on November 9, 1943. His parents arc the Levant L. Loyds. Mike has lived in Altus for one year, having attended many other schools. Although his fu- ture plans are indefinite, he does not plan to attend college, but will enter some vocation upon graduation. Woodward Assembly Cast Poses Following ProgramJIMMY MANN is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schuler and has lived in Altus all his life. He at- tended Altus schools; he is unsure of his future plans. Jimmy is active in sports, especially football and track. He has won ten track medals and has lettered in track. Among his hobbies, cars are the most important . . . JIMMY MALEY has lived in Altus 18 years, attended Eugene Field and Jr. High; Glee Club, 2; Athletics, I; Best athlete Jr. High; youth pastor First Baptist Church; lead in Jr. play. Hobbies are tennis, reading, and movies. Jimmy plans to attend Oklahoma State University majoring in Elementary Education. SUSAN MANN was born in Wisconsin. Her par- ents are Mr. and Mrs. Max Mann. She has lived in Altus six years. She has been active in Girls’ Glee Club and in the Pep Club for three years. She is on the honor roll, and her hobby is music. Susan plans to attend Gfaceland College and major in education . . . RITA LAVERN MARSH was born in Granite, Oklahoma, on October 27, 1943. She is the daughter of the M. C Marshs of Altus. She has lived in Altus for fifteen years. Rita has at- tended schools at Robert E. Lee, Eugene Field, and Altus Jr. and Sr. High. She plans to attend college and enter the field of business. PATRICIA KAREN MARTIN, the daughter of the Ewell Martins, 1109 North Park Lane, was born in Sydney, Australia. She has attended Altus High School for the past two years and is active in Girls’ Glee Club. Her hobbies vary from skating to photography. Karen hopes to attend Wellesley College and major in psychology . . . DANNY MASSEY, was born in Lubbock, Texas, on Octo- ber 1, 1942, but attended Castleberry High at Fort Worth before moving here two years ago. His parents are M Sgt. and Mrs. Louis Massey. Danny plans to attend college but probably will not choose a major until he completes his basic freshman work. FRANK A. MELLENO, son of Captain and Mrs. F. A. Melleno, was born in Newark, New Jersey. His many various hobbies include the raising and the caring of tropical fish, collecting stamps, and reading. Upon graduation from Altus Highschool, Frank plans to attend United States Air Force Academy . . . NANETTE MITCHELL, the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Mitchell, has lived in Altus two years. Nanette’s activities include Glee Club, four years and Pep Club, four years. She is a member of the Honor Roll, and her favorite hobby is reading. Nanette plans to attend college at O.S.U. where she will major in business. SUZI MOLLISON, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mal- colm Mollison was a cheerleader for 3 years, a delegate to the Highschool Institute at O.S.U., was in the Junior Play and Junior-Senior Banquex Pro- gram. She was a Girls’ State Alternate and the Girls Golf Champion. Suzi plans to attend O.U. and major in medicine . . . GEORGE MONT- GOMERY, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Montgomery, just moved to Altus this year. At Duncan High- school, George was active in the Spanish Club, and was on the Jr.-Sr. Prom Committee. After gradua- tion, he plans to attend Altus Junior College and O.S.U., majoring in automotive engineering. His hobby is sports cars. The Buck Herrings show the talents which led the senior class to 30SHELBY MOORE was born in Star City, Arkansas, April 18. 194 5, the son of the Carroll D. Moores. He has attended various schools, moving to this city I yr. ago. He is outstanding in baseball, and his hobbies are fishing and hunting. Plans to attend Altus Junior College and major in American History . . . JERRY MURCH, the son of Sgt. and Mrs. Chester Murch of 146 South Park Lane, was born on August 31, 1943, in Eaglebend, Minnesota. He has attended all highschool in Altus. His hobbies are repairing cars, fishing, and hunting. He plans to attend Altus Junior College upon graduation . . . WAYNE McCARLEY was born in Bokchito, Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. James E. Wilhelm are his parents. Wayne has lived in Altus for one year. Although he plans to attend college. Wayne is not yet sure where he will go. Hobbies include swimming, fishing, hunting, and cars, besides other similar outdoor activities . . . MIKE McCART- NEY, of 1212 York, was born in Birmingham. Alabama on October 28, 1943. He has previously attended schools in Savannah. His hobbies arc collecting various types of knives and participating in water sports. Mike’s choice of college is undecided, but he intends to study in the medical field . . . CHARLES McCULLOUGH was born in Wichita, Kansas on January 13, 1942. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. McCullough of 922 Oakwood in Altus. He has attended schools in Altus, Oklahoma. He is interested in sports and gymnastics. Charles’ plans for the future include going to the Wichita Business College. elect them class parents: friendliness and sincere interest in school af- fairs. HOWARD OWENS is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Owens. He was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., and has lived in Altus for four yrs. He formerly attended schools in Hobart. Howard’s favorite hobbies include mechanics and hunting. Following graduation, Howard plans to attend Texas A M majoring in publications . . . VIR- GINIA McKNIGHT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Edwards, was born in Los Angeles, Cali- fornia. She has lived in Altus for two years. Among Virginia’s activities are two years with the Distributive Education Club in Altus. After school hours. Virginia enjoys reading and skating besides keeping house daily. RITA NEWLIN is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Newlin of Altus. She has lived in Altus all her life, attending Wilson Grade School. Altus Jr. and Sr. Highschools. Rita has been active in Pep Club while in highschool. She plans to attend Altus Junior College, majoring in Business Ad- ministration. Hobbies: sports . . . KAY NORRIS, daughter of Major and Mrs. Lonnie L. Norris, has attended Altus Junior High and Senior High. She is active in band and music. She has been on the honor roll and was a member of the All-State Band. Her hobby is piano playing. Kay plans to attend North Texas State and major in Medical Tech- nology. LINDA REA O’NEAL, the daughter of W. T. O’Neal, resides at 1125 South Baucum. She was born in Elmer, Oklahoma. She has attended schools in Granite, Southside. and Altus, living here only 8 months. She has been active in athletics for two years. Linda’s plans for the future arc indefinite . . . JULIAN McNEELY, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McNeely has lived in Altus for ten years. He plans to attend Baylor University, major- ing in dentistry. He has been active in athletics for the past three years, lettering in track. He attended Oklahoma Boys' State in 1960. Julian’s hobbies include athletics and hunting.CHELSIA DON ROSE, son of the E. B. Roses, was born in Altus. He has lettered in football, basketball, and track each for the past three years. He has been "Best All Round” as. a junior and sophomore and "Best Athlete,” sr. He was President of his sophomore class. He plans to attend Altus Jr. College . . . TONY PARKER, the son of Anthony E. Parker was born in Lawton, Okla. on August 10, 194). He had at- tended school previously at Atoka. Okla. He has received the American Legion Award in Blair, Okla. His hobbies are cars, swimming, hunting, and fishing. Tony plans to attend OSU and major in agriculture. KENNETH PRICE was born in Texas. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Price. Kenneth has attended Martha Grade Schools, and Altus high schools. Ken- neth has been very active in band, playing the drums. Among his hobbies are cars. Although Kenneth’s plans for the future are indefinite, he will stay in Altus . . . BESSIE OXFORD was born in Altus, Oklahoma on August 24, 194). She is the daughter of the Cliude C. Oxfords of 1206 S. Kennedy of Altus. Schdols she has attended in Altus arc Robert E. Lee, Eugene Field, Altus Junior High, and Altus Senior High School. Bessie has lived in Altus for seventeen years of her life. MAX PURDY, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Purdy, has attended school in Altus for 12 years. He was in the band 1 year; D.E. 1; Glee Club ). He was awarded both superior and excellent awards in the District music contest. His favorite hobby is water skiing. He plans to attend General Motors Institute . . . JOHNNY RUTLEDGE is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Rut- ledge. He has lived in Altus for 17 years. Altus schools which he has attended include Wilson, Altus Jr., and Altus Senior High. He has been active in Vocational Agriculture. Johnny's future plans arc still in- definite, although he does not plan to attend college. Senior sponsors, Art Young and Mrs. R. J. Lockhart, discuss MIKE QUIGLEY, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Quigley, was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He formerly attended Wilson Grade School and Altus Junior High. Mike was a delegate to Boys' State, and was also a member of the Junior Play cast. After graduation Mike plans to attend O.U. and major in accounting and law . . . SANJA RIDDLE is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Riddle of Altus. She has lived in Altus all her life. Activities in which Sanja has engaged in highschool in- clude pep club. She works in the high school cafeteria and has been a member of the mixed chocus in the past. She plans to attend Capital Business School. RONALD REED, the son of the Marlin Reeds of 691 East Broadway, is one of the many Senior students who celebrated their eighteenth birthdays shortly after the beginning of school. Ronald was born in Yuma, Arizona, September 14, 1941. He has been in various school pep assemblies and names as his hobby, cars . . . RICHARD SEEBERGER. son of Mrs. R. J. Seeberger, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on No- vember 2), 194) He resides at 70) N. Navajo. Richard has lived in Altus for eight years. While attending Altus schools, he has been active in athletics for 7 years. His favorite hobbies arc hunting and working on cars. 32MARY LOU SNOW is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Snow. Annual Staff, 3; attended SWIM; Girls’ State; Glee Club. 3; Pep Club, 3; Jr. Play; Top Ten; Alternate. Sir Alexander Flem- ing Award; "Most Likely to Succeed," sr.; Merit Semi-finalist. Plans to attend Wellesley or O.U., major in Medical Journalism . . . I.ANNY SOCK- WELL, the son of R. W. Sockwcll. moved to Altus this year. Lanny attended school in Joplin. Missouri where he was very active in Band, Basketball, and Drama activities. Mis hobbies include cars, reading, sports, and hunting. Lanny plans to attend Uni- versity of Oklahoma where he will major in Law. VICKI SONLF.ITER is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Sonleiter. Vicki has been in Drill Team, I; Glee Club. I; Pep Club, 3; Assemblies; Jr.-Sr. Banquet; "Collar" staff; and has assisted in the office. She enjoys activities such as swim- ming, skiing, and horse-back riding. Vicki plans to attend IBM school in Oklahoma City . . . GUERRY SPAULDING, and his parents the Glen Spauldings came here last summer from Heidelberg, Germany, where Gucrry attended school lettering in football, basketball and baseball. He learned to be a good swimmer at Okinawa. Born Nov. 21, 1942 at McMinnville, Tenn., Guerry will attend Cameron, majoring in business. possible locations for the overflow of sen- ior plaques. BRENDA GAY STANFILL is the daughter ol Mrs. B. Stanfill. and has lived in Altus all of her life. She was in the Jr. and Senior banquet play, and is active in Pep Club. Brenda’s main hobby is reading. She plans to attend Altus Jr. College or Drake University. She w'ould like to teach either history or speech . . . WILDA HOPE STACY w-as born in Ravenna, Ohio, on June 29, 1943. Her parents arc Mr. and Mrs. William H. Stacy. Wilda attended schools in Elizabeth, Colorado, before moving to Altus. Her hobbies include collecting cups and saucers from many states. Future plans include attending Beauty School to become a beau- tician. MARIBFTH RIDDLE is the daughter of Mr. Marvin Riddle. Honors and activ- ities include Northwestern University national piano award. Sr. class "most tal- ented’’; 2 Glee Club vice-president. President '60; Pep Club; Jr.-Sr. banquet pro- gram; All-state chorus accompanist; Top Ten. jr.. Plans to major in organ pedagogy at O.U. . . . BARBARA REEVES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson Reeves of 812 South Main always celebrates her birthday during the Christmas hol- idays. She was born December 2 3. 1941, in Ozark, Arkansas. Barbara has attended Altus schools for a number of years. She includes among her hobbies, spectator sports. SUE SEEBERGER, the daughter of Mrs. R. J. Scebergcr, has lived in Altus for eight years. She has been active in Glee Club, and Pep Club for two years, and has participated in D.E., P.E. and Girls’ Basketball each for one year. She lettered in basketball in the ninth grade; her hobbies include homemaking and sports . . . JOYCE SHIRLEY, daughter of the Daniel A. Shirleys was born September 20, 1943, and has attended school in this area 16 years. She is active in athletics and has had band 1. Her hobbies include basketball and horseback riding. Joyce plans to attend Altus Junior College, majoring in physical education. 33GAYLA CAROL WALDROOP is the daughter of the Lee Roy Waldroops and was born in Tipton, Oklahoma. Gayla’s hobbies include sports and photog- raphy. She has been active in Journalism, and during her Senior year she was a staff editor on the "Collar.” After graduation Gayla plans to work at Moore’s studio in Altus . . . MARY THURMAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Thurman, has lived in Altus two years. During that short time. Mary has taken part in many activities: 1st place in Spanish at SWIM, Girls’ State alternate, Sr. Class Sec.-Treas., Sr. Class "Best Citizen," Jr. Play, Jr.-Sr. banquet program. She plans to attend O.U. MIKE TAYLOR, the son of Mrs. Viola Taylor, was born January 27, 1945. He attended school in Oklahoma City, before he moved to Altus. Mike shows a special interest in cars and lists as his favorite hobby, racing cars.' He has been active in quite a few pep assemblies. The college to which Mike will go is yet undecided . . . BARBARA TURNER is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Osie Turner. Barbara’s activities include Pep Club three years and Prairie Belles 2 years. She was in the Junior play and par- ticipated in the Junior-Senior banquet. Barbara plans to attend a business college in Wichita Falls, Texas, or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. SONNY VINYARD, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Vinyard, has lived in Altus all of his life. Sonny took part in the Junior play. Sonny has been active in Glee Club for three years, and Agriculture for three years. Sonny’s future plans include attending O.S.U. where he plans to major in medical technology . . . LEE STURGESS was born in Portland, Oregon, the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Sturgess. Lee pre- viously attended Monroe Highschool in Monroe, Washington. She was very active in music, assemblies, and P.E. Her hobbies are sewing and swimming. She plans to study to be a doctor after graduation. DARRELL WARREN is the son of the J. C. Warrens of Altus, where he has lived all his life. He attended Eugene Field and Altus Jr. and Sr. High. Darrell’s future plans include attending an Oklahoma college to study economics or public relations. Darrell was chosen the "Best Dressed" of the Class of 1961. Hobbies include cars and hunting . . . MARY' WASHINGTON was born in Altus and has lived here all her life. She attended Lincoln and Altus Highschool. She plans to attend college at Stillwater to be a stenographer. She has been active in Glee Club, and Pep Club and Band. She was May Queen at Lincoln and a member of American Legion. Her Hobby is music . . . DWIGHT WATSON was born in Altus, Oklahoma, on February 24, 194), to the Marshall Watsons. Dwight has pre- viously attended Washington Grade School and Altus Jr. High. In high school, Dwight has been very active in agriculture. He plans to enter agriculture after graduation as a farmer in the Altus area . . . LARRY ROBERT WESTFALL was born in Montana, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Westfall. He has attended high schools all over the United States. Larry has lived in Altus for nearly two years. His hobbies include outdoor sports such as hunting and horseback riding. He plans to attend O.U. in business management or law . . . CLIFFORD ROLAND WHIDDON. the son of Major Clifford P. Whiddon of 97 Fir Drive, has attended Geneial H. S. Arnold High School before moving to Altus. There he was very active in boys’ chorus. One of his many hobbies is photography. Clifford plans to attend the Air Force Academy after graduation and plans a military career.KAREN TIMS, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn M. Tim , ha lived in Altu 1$ yr . Her activities are glee club, pep club, and mixed chorus 3 yr . Karen has been in various music ensembles. She was in the Top Ten, the Jr. play, and an alternate to Girls’ State, in her Jr. yr. She plans to attend O.B.U. and major in music education. . . . DONNA THOMASON, daughter of Mrs. Bca Thomason, has been selected "best looking" by her class for her soph., jr., and sr. years. She has appeared in pep assemblies, and in the Jr.-Sr. banquet program. Other activities are band and drill team; glee club, 2; and pep club 3. Hobbies include water sports and sewing. CAROLYN TRIPLETT was born in Altus and has lived here for nearly all her life, fifteen years. Her mother is Mrs. Viola Triplett. Carolyn has attended Altus elementary and Junior High- schools, and will graduate from Altus Senior High. Although her future plans are indefinite, she does not plan to attend college . . . BILLY TROXELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Troxell of 316 South Lee, was born September 27, 1943, in Altus, Okla- homa. Billy "Guy" lists his interests as swimming, golfing, baseball, and cars. His future plans in- clude attending Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and majoring in educa- tion. DARLA THOMAS, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Thomas of 110$ Ash, was born in Elk City, Oklahoma, on September I, 1943. She has attended Ocisia Grade School, Altus Junior High School, and Altus Senior High School, being active in Distributive Education. Darla plans to attend Altus Junior College or O.B.U. . . . MADELYN WALKER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker, has lived in Altus all her life. She has been an active member in Glee Club 2; P.E. 1; and Pep Club 3. Madelyn was the F.F.A. Queen of 1960 and Football Queen 1960-61. Her hobby is water skiing. She plans to attend a business school in Oklahoma City. JOHN THURMOND, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Thur- mond of 1028 Cherry, was born in Altus on March 12, 1943 and has lived in Altus for seventeen years. His hobbies are repairing cars and hunting. John plans to begin work with the Custom Harvester after graduation. TITO VIDAURRI was born in Austin, Texas, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Vidaurri, on April 1 1, 1943. Having lived in Altus for one year, Tito previously at- tended Victor Valley Junior High and Victor Valley Union High. Although, he plans to at- tend college after graduation, his college choice and major are undecided. DONNA WAGONER is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Wagoner. Her high school ac- tivities include drill team 1; pep club. 3; glee club, 1; basket- ball, 3; Jr.-Sr. banquet program; assemblies; "best athlete," Sr.; and "Collar" staff. Donna lists her hobbies as swimming, water- skiing. basketball, sewing, and dancing. One phase of senior life underclassmen anticipate is Senior home room in the study hall. Here senior life goes on at full pace. Shown are Gayle Chenault and Art Young, senior class sponsor, collect- ing money for season basketball passes. Mrs. R. J. Lockhart, the other senior sponsor, also has senior home room in the physics lab.MARCUS WILCOX SON, the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Wilcoxson. was born in San Antonio, Texas. He is a three year letterman in football. Marcus was named All-District and "Lineman-of-thc-Wcck” after the Elk City game. His hobbies arc sports and car models. Marcus has not decided where he will attend college. BARBARA WILEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Wiley, attended school in the Philippines; and was president of her soph, class before moving to Altus. Barbara has been an active student at Altus High by being in drill team, 1; glee club, 2; and pep club, 2. She plans to attend OSU and major in public relations after graduation. DIANNE SNYDER, daughter of the Robert F. Snyders, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, January 15, 1944. She previously attended Midwest City Highschool where she was active in pep club, Di Mi Si. Tri-Hy-Y. Dianne was photography queen, and Miss Tinker Field. Plans to go into the field of musical entertainment. JAMES WILKS, the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Wilks, was born in Pasadena, California. He attended Altus schools 16 yrs. He is active in P.E., 1; athletics, 3; and is manager for the Bulldog football team. His hobbies are hunting, athletics, and science. He plans to attend Houston University in Texas. REECE WILLIAMS is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hollis Jr., 605 Chris, and was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 14, 1943. His hobbies include cars, horses, hunting, fishing, and traveling. After gradua- tion Reece plans to attend Oklahoma State University at Stillwater. Reece’s probable major is forestry. JUDI KAYE WILLS was born in Vincennes, Indiana on March 4, 1943, and has lived in Altus for 2 years. Her parents are M Sgt. and Mrs. J. C. Wills of Altus. Judi has attended schools in Massachusetts, Florida, and Altus. She was very active in Physical Education. She plans to attend Loyola and Mary Hospital School of Nursing.PAT WILSON, the daughter of A. L. Wilson of 601 West Elm. was born in Altus on October 14, 194). She has attended schools in Pueblo, Colorado, Altus Junior High, and Altus High. While in Altus Jr. High she was active in dramatics. Her hobbies are sewing, cooking and reading. Pat plans to attend the Hill's Busi- ness University . . . DIANNE WIMBERLY, daughter of the J. H. Wimberlys, has recently attended Altus and Mangum schools. She has been a member of the Honor Roll and has participated in D.E. She was a cheerleader in her freshman year. Her hob- bies range from swimming to reading. After graduation from Altus, Dianne plans to attend St. Anthony's School of Nursing . . . GARY WINTERS is the son of the Jay Winters of 717 West Walnut. Gary was born in Granite, Oklahoma, March 28, 194). He previously attended school in Friendship. Oklahoma. His favorite sports, as well as his favorite hobbies, are basketball and baseball. His plans after graduation are undecided . . . BOBBY LANE WOODS, son of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Hoffman Jr., was born in Floydada, Texas in 194). He resides at 67 South Gum. He has attended Altus Schools for twelve years. He is active in athletics, and his hobbies are fishing, hunting, and skiing. He plans to attend Abilene Christian College . . . ANDREA ZEAMAN is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Zeaman. She was born in Altus, and has lived here all of her life. She has been active in Pep Club and Glee Club, Twirler for one year, and a librarian. Andrea is also an accomplished pianist. She plans to attend a business college after graduation. Varied interests are shown in the Class of I961 s many activities, two of which are shown here. Donna Wagoner and Vicki Son- leiter display candy yhich they helped sell in a fund-raising drive for Richard Seebcrger, fellow senior, who underwent plastic surgery early in the year for a gunshot wound. On the right are senior girls preparing for the next day’s football game by painting signs and decorating the halls. Seniors work together, exemplifying Bulldog spirit throughout the school. 37Janis Adams Brenda Aduddell Arnold Allen Faye Ballard Frankie Anderson Gary Anderson Wanda Arradondo Lorraine Allmon Roger Barnes Bill Barnett Jerrie Batts Fred Becker Row 1: Cash Bounds, Dick Bradford, Linda Bratton. Row 2: Dan Calyer, Jerry Canada, Sue Canada. Row J: Carolyn Claiborne, Donna Clark, Mary BerF Clark. Service To Elaine Beets Frank Bellows Joseph Bergeron Tommy Blackstone Doris Black Jimmy Biles Johnny Blanton Sue Blevins Harold Bonds Juniors, as usual, have acquired quite a reputation this year for their super salesmanship. With a goal of $1500 for its Junior-Senior banquet fund, the class chose four officers, who are shown at right juggling junior accounts in a vain effort to find a few more pennies. They are Don Woolly, vice-presi- dent; Elaine Dempsey, secretary; Ilene Moore, treasurer; and Harold Garvin, president. The junior class sells candy, fruit cakes, and gives the annual junior play to raise funds for its banquet. These many efforts require that each student be responsible for a part of the task, and accordingly, each junior must sell three cans of candy. This responsibility is of the juniors’own volition, and many sell enough to exceed the minimum by over $100. Again, they are typical Bulldogs, doing their part and then just a little more.Row 1: Stella Bratton, Jim Click, Ed Clevenger, Susan Brown, Mary Bob Buckley, Tom Burden, J. R. Compton. Row 2: Cheryl Carless, Jane Carpenter, George Carson, Joyce Carter, Della Castleman, Tommy Chambers, Sandra Cheancy. Row 3: Sandra Cleaver, Margie Brown, Sue Cleverdon, John Brinkman, Deanna Collier, Janie Collins, Rose Calhoun. Others Becomes Junior Creedif r Iv | ft X v Wayne Corey Garland Crain Joyce Cull Larry Dennis Carolyn Cyphers Ramon Dalrymple Sherry Denton Floyd Crouch Elaine Dempsey Jimmy Dobbs Gene Dixon « i.aikki Row 1: Johnny Fauchcr, Alta Felty, Jim Filbeck. Row 2: Harold Garvin, Tom Gauldin, Ellen Gerber. Row J: Larry Gray, James Green, John Gregg. Susan Denton -y- ■% -r Loyalty Is George Edling Wendell Doughten Maxine Doyle John Dropp Vicki Easley Laura Dobbs Lloyd "Butch” English Bill Elliott E. H. Eley A typical before school meeting of Junior class sponsors: "Are you sure?” Mrs. Paul Flippin asks Miss Glade Clemons as the latter ex- plains that candy sales by juniors now have reached $489. Sharing the glad news are Buel Garvin, left, and Earl Newberry, right. Both math and science wizards, they are glad to accept the news without verification. There still was a long way to go before funds would be available for the huge gala , planned for seniors, each spring, and the loyal sponsors next project was support of Mrs. Flip- pin in presentation of the junior play, "Merry Christmas, Mr. Bax-Row 1: Peter Finan, Ralph Fisher, Frances Gieck, James Flowers, Phil Ford, Glen Gurley, Carla Garrison. Row 2: Paul Gibbons, Judy Fletcher, Kay Giddons, Shirley Goodson, Jim Gordon, Ed Grahme, Sallie Graham. Row 3: Terry Grimes, Gary Guffey, Freda Fox, Janice Hagood, Rebecca Haltom, Patsy Hamilton, Shirley Hamilton. First Requisite For SponsorsEvelyn Harrington Cecilia Herron Roger Harrison Larry Hert Judy Harrison Pam Hein Linda Hines Joan Hixon Virginia Holland Karen Hooks Ronnie Hoover Don Hubbard Nancy Hunt Mary Jan Hutton Charles Jeffries Curtis Kastner James Keener Darrell Kelly Jerry Kelley Deanne LaGree Billy Lange Row 1: Cheryl Minnich, Carolyn Leister, Sharon Lewis Row 2: Max Miller, Linda Lees, Karen Mongold. Row 3: Alctta Mc- Carter, Keith McCormick, Paul Mc- Endree. Parents Aid It’s a high compliment to be elected class parents, but also an honor which entails an inordinate amount of work. In keeping with the theory that busy persons make the best workers, Altus High School Juniors chose Dr. and Mrs. Fred Becker, left, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Click. They are shown in a brief moment of relaxation before meeting with the junior class of- ficers. Before the year is over they chaperoned parties, gave parties for the class, acted as advisers on numerous problems both academic and personal, and served as ex- officio hosts for such important events as the Junior-Senior ban- quet, prom, and class play. Both sets of parents frankly admit they enjoyed the excitement and the op- portunities of new friendships with their sons’ classmates.Row 1: Johnny Montoya, Wayne Long, Mitchell Long, Larry Lovelace, James Lowder, Skipper Macgruder, Wanda Medlock. Row 2: Wayne Monroe, Marilyn Lindsey, Janet Moody, Keith Moody, Ilene Moore, Bud Moore, Jimmy Muse. Row }: Wayne McKinnon, Tyson McLaughlin, Janet Neher, Pam Neher, Ingrid Nielson, Sue Norris, Dale Northway. Juniors In Varied Projects 43Palmer Ogden Melvin Orr Bobbie Sue Parks Roy Paxton Essie Pate Travis Phillips Rinehart Peshell Zack Phillips Patti Pierce Carolyn Prescott Ellyn Plaster Dianne Pollock Leon Qualls Monty Provence Richard Prestage Lynn Raines Earl Reed David Rehm Jerry Reeves Ed Riddle Don Riley Row 1: Rodney Robertson, Robert Roudcbush, Donna Reed. Row 2: Nancy Sanders, Carole Shelton, Barbara Shelton. Row 3: Sharon Stein, Carol Stephens, DawnStults. Drawing Is Mechanical drawing has reached new stratas of importance as a pre- requisite for engineering, com- mercial art, careers in fashions and advertising. Realizing the head start on college or technical school training both boys and girls en- rolled in mechanical and architec- tural drawing this year in unpre- cedented numbers. John Montoya, left, Ellyn Plaster and Wayne Long confer at one of the drawing boards in the greatly enlarged de- partment. As a result of the train- ing received at Altus High School many are able to secure part-time draftsman’s jobs while attending college, or work full time in archi- tectural and engineering offices during the summer months. An- other important part - time job opportunity is in making show- cards and posters for business con- cerns. William Shafer teaches the courses.Row 1: Pat Smith, Vivian Rchm, Steve Spaulding, Martha Rogers, Joan Russell, Jerry Smith, Gloria Jean Salmon. Row 2: Phyllis Simpson, Ramona Russell, Lorraine Reed, Mona Smith, Diane Smith, Pat Southward, Judy Spoon. Row }: Amelia Sweetland, Billy Schaefer, Bill Shafer, Larry Shaw, Thomas Siniard, Rhonda Reid, Ken- neth Spencer. Career Beginner For Many 45Rodney Steves Mike Tinncy David Truett Johnny Vaughan Carson Walker Don Walker Richard Wallace Gary Wax Jimmy Willis Jim Wilson Don Woolly Cary Worrell Bob Worrell Jerry Yates Ronnie Zanolli Tom Thompson Teresa Talley Bennie Thomas Caro Tanner Karen Van Ness Donna Weatherford Joanne Wilhelm, Mary Wells, Kay West Dual Study Many counselors feel that the high school junior year sets the scholar- ship pattern for a student’s life. At any rate subjects are at ad- vanced levels and require much more individual preparation and creative resourcefulness. Mitchell Long, Marcia Young, and John Gregg don brand new acid-resistant aprons to complete an experiment in chemistry. Each plans to use the course as a prere- quisite in college preparation. At least one may be a professional chemist. The chemistry laboratory facilities, better than that of most small colleges, are among the out- standing features of the new science wing. Can a library be a part of school activities? In Altus High School this is true. Miss Bessie Brogan, librarian, works with her assistants in library science in preparing ap- propriate bulletin boards for each jnajor event of the year. No won- der so many Altus students use the library fbr pleasure as well as study when bulletin boards such as this correlation of the football queen coronation with new books entice readers. Ramona Russell, left, Ce- cilia Herron, and Benny Thomas admire their work.Diane Williams, Marsha Willis, Dorothy Wise, Gaye Wolfe, Marilynn Wright, Marcia Young, Sybil Zumbro. Produces Balanced Studentsur Barbara Abernethy John Abernathy Jacque Aboussie Mike Allen David Allred Sally Alter Russell Altvater Fred Anderson Karen Anderson Mike Applin Jimmy Avila Gary Babb Peggy Baker Susan Bailey Janice Bennett Jimmy Bennett Dickie Bishop Linda Blevins Roy Blakely Dolores Bonds Gary Bone Row 1: Buddy Bozenbark, Peggy Brad ford. Jack Breskin. Row 2: Pat Carder, Gary Carrell, Howard Carruthers. Row 3: Diana Coleman, Lana Coleman, Bobby Collier. Sophomores A new student, who is actually new only in the sense that he is en- tering highschool for the first time, soon learns that responsibili- ties are fast upon one in the com- plex world of Senior High. These sophomore class officers, Ted Moore, president; Rebecca Diltz, secretary; and Bob Reynolds, vice- president exemplify the leadership which the sophomores quickly produce upon discovering their new duties as responsible young men and young women. Each of these students is active in many extra-curricular activities, while carrying the maximum sophomore academic load. Like many of their classmates, all hope to have at least 20 units at graduation. Certainly life is not all work or all play, and a fruitful mixture of both is shown every day by hundreds of students typified by Ted, Becky, and Bob ... who are really true Bulldogs.Row I: Fredda Briscoe, Tommy Brunhuber, David Bryce, Julia Bunklcy, Arline Burdman, Steve Bush, Karen Campbell. Row 2: Joyce Chain, Larry Chambers, Pat Chennault, Doris Chester, Peter Christopher, Billy Clai- borne, Marion Coe. Row 3: Jacqueline Colville, Linda Connel, Jack Cope, Karen Cost, Johnny Crozier, Charles Credell, Danny Cox. Show Leadership Qualities 49Jo Cox Gwyn Cyr Eddie Denton Andrea Dickson Rebecca Diltz David Dixon Jimmy Dollar Larry Donaghe Patsy Douglas John Duncan Lonnie Edwards Jean Eley Nancy Ellis Bonnie Emmert Lonnie Fancher John Farley Sandi Fcrrill Judy Fink Jimmy Fletcher Robert Forrester Fred Foster Row 1: Nickey Foster, Denise Fowler, Bennie Garrison. Row 2: Myrtle Hall, Tom Hanna, Steve Harris. Row 3: Stan- ley Hestand, Tommy Hickerson, Neoma Helton. Sponsorship Enrollment at Altus High School reached an all-time high this year. Shown at right are Anton Ed- monson, Mrs. D. A. Shirley, and Mrs. N. H. Williams enrolling Karen Hove, a sophomore at Altus High this year. These three teach- ers are also sophomore class spon- sors in addition to maintaining other classroom duties. Following enrollment, a student learns to be a Bulldog through participation: taking part in pep assemblies, painting booster signs, selling season passes, making good grades and taking advantage of each new opportunity. Choosing the right subjects is a strategic part of the sophomore’s new role. Such teach- ers as these class sponsors play a very important part in guiding the high school student toward college and toward a mature, successful future, which future must begin right here in senior high school.Row I: Joy George, Larry George, Jerry Glenn, Gary Glenn, Kenneth Graham, Karen Grimmett, Carl Guffey. Row 2: Sandra Harrison, Richard Hart, James Hayes, Jim Hawkins, Linda Hawkins, Beverly Hawthorne, Rusty Hcnningcr. Row 3: Karen Hines, Marcia Hodgkinson, Richard Holley, Melvin Hollis, Kathleen Holt, Karen Hove, Jackie Hubbard. Means Guidance, Counseling. 51Ronnie Hubbard Billy Huckaby Lee Hunt Ann Inglis Karen Inmon Joyce Jackson Kay Jackson Sylvia Jackson Shirley James Sue Johnson Butch Jones Connie Jones Jackie Kelley Rocky Kelly Richard Kerr Barbara Kiker Larry King Gerald Kirkendall Annell Knox Donna Knox Gary Kovash Row 1: Mike Latta, Delmar Lotterdale, Sandra Lawson. Row 2: Clark McAlister, Jean McAskill, Marsha McAskill. Row 3: Johnny Martin, Boyd Merida, Joe Merritt. Developing Growth is shown in every facet of AHS, and one example is that two sets of class parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Colville and Maj. and Mrs. Harold Slagle, were elected this year to help plan the many parties and sophomore activities. Such guidance as this typifies the plan- ning and counseling which goes into the education of an Altus High student. Parents, teachers, principal, superintendent, church and civic leaders all play important roles in the mental and emotional development of a high school student. This background, com- bined with mental maturity pre- pares the graduate for a successful college career or for entrance into the vocational field. Students are quick to realize that the training they receive at home forms the basis for the self-discipline they will employ in the future.Row 1: Willie Lawson, James Lester, Tommy Lidc, Tom Lowder, Dwayne Lower, Bonnie Lovett, Robert Lud- iam. Row 2: Don McClendon, Fred McKinney, Tim McKinney, Donna McKinnon, Pat McKittrick, Marianna McLauchlan, Jean Marshall. Row 3: Jimmy Metcalf, Patsy Miller, Eddie Milligan, Gloria Minks, Celia Moore, Gerald Moore, Miriam Moore. Character Includes Guidance 53Ted Moore Teresa Montoya Glenn Murch Gene Murrell George Murrell Betty Myrick Jimmy Neasbitt Vida Newbury Tommy Nolan Diane Norton Joanne Oatman Sue O'Rear Glenda Owens Richard Paddock Patty Page Terry Parks Johnny Parrent Mike Parrish Judy Pate Kathryn Paulsen Leon Perry Row 1: Cherry Peters, Ettie Faye Pierce, Angela Pisciotta. Row 2: Shirleta Rcneau, Bobby Reynolds, Mary Risinger. Row 3: Nedra Salsbury, Richard Sampler, Sharon Sanders. Mathematics Plane geometry is sometimes anathema to sophomores, nearly all of whom take this course. How- ever, with careful guidance, such as that provided by Cortis Martin to Danny Robertson and Angela Pisciotta, most of them pull through with triangles and circles indelibly impressed upon their consciousness. Algebra I, algebra II, solid geometry, and trigo- nometry also are prepared for en- trance exams, advanced courses, and general application of mathe- matical principles. Math is a neces- sary adjunct to science courses such as chemistry, physics, and engi- neering drawing, and attracts ad- ditional enrollment each term necessitating new sections annual- ly. This year there are 20 courses of mathematics offered each day plus college math which many senior students take.£dk i Row 1: Danny Pollard, Tommy Pride, Mike Prochaska, Barbara Purcell, Paul Rabalais, Travis Ratcliff, Jon Re- dekcr. Row 2: Ramona Robbins, Patricia Robinson, Lois Roberts, Danny Robertson, Ronda Rogers, Joyce Rowlett, Joe Rutledge. Row 3: Carolyn Saults, Gary Schell, Bruce Schuerman, Ken Schuerman, Paul Sherman, Kay Shcumaker, Julia Shirley. Gives Background For ScienceWesley Short Marilyn Sims Alta Siniard Johnny Slagle Myrna Smart Allen Smith Anita Smith Larry Smith Juanita Spivey Bob Srigley Beth Stallings Stephanie Stephens Fran Stovall Laverne Strickland Robert Tabb Pat Talley Arleen Thomas Kip Thornton Ronnie Tigert Charles Tigue Marilyn Triplett Row 1: Winette Tucker, Dale Turner, Bob Walker. Row 2: Mary Whipple, Nancy White, Lowell Whitlock. Importance Reawakened recognition of the importance of English has resulted in enrolment rises as students and parents realize the necessity of knowing one’s own language thor- oughly. Accordingly, sophomore English students receive a back- ground for the American litera- ture they study as juniors and for the English literature which sen- iors cover. National test results depend greatly upon English us- age, vocabulary, and reading in- terpretation. General English courses such as that studied by Paul Sherman, Kay Jackson, and Nancy White at right prepare them for future courses in literature, com- position, grammar, and vocabu- lary building. While obtaining their four units required, English students gain knowledge of other countries. If their courses include speech or journalism, they develop extensively in writing and speak- ing power.Row 1: Sharron Walker, Robbie Ware, John Ward, Barbara Warren, Don Warren, Jackie Weddle, Donna Wheeler. Row 2: Sharon Whitlock, Gary Williams, Patricia Williams, Robert Willis, Olgua Wilson, Pam Wilson, Kathy Wimberly. Row }: Mary Michele Windlc, Susan Winkler, Mike Witherspoon, Bob Worrell. Of English Constantly Renewed My candle burns at both ends. It tvill not last the night. But oh, my foes and oh, my friends, It gives a lovely light. —Edna St. Vincent Millay 59The three O’s: Officers . . . Order, and Organization. Band Officers pave the way to Order and Organiza- tion by setting an example for band members to follow. They arc Jimmy Little, president; Janet Moody, secretary; and Butch English, vice-president. Certainly the Altus Band has grown this year in size, but the pride with which Altus citizens and students salute the instrumental organization stems from more than this. Top- notch marching, excellent musicianship, and cooperative spirit under the leadership of Di- Besides officers, a united organization requires leaders. Judy Kay Allen, drum major, is the student director. Chosen by faculty directors, Don Leavitt and Jack Thomas, she directs marching performances. Don Leavitt, head band director, works especially with the woodwinds, while Jack Thomas, assistant director, and director of the junior high bands, instructs the brass section. They present the band in many civic and interscholastic affairs, providing entertain- ment for anything from luncheons to presidcntal press con- ferences. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC : 60Grows and Shows, 1961 Edition rector Don Leavitt and his assistant, Mr. Jack Thomas, resulted in-the Altus band’s award as "the outstanding band of Southwestern Okla- homa.” New uniforms and a mobile technique made possible by the memorizing of each march before learning the marching routine it was to accompany, resulted in near profes- sional performances. Winning the trophy and being chosen as honor band for President Ken- nedy’s area appearance were high points of the year. Twirlers add color to the band with varied routines. They pause at a Wichita Falls press conference for President John Kennedy for which the band entertained prior to his election.Above is the Pep Club in action at Hightower Stadium, as caught by Bulldog photographer, Robert Forrester. At right are the three cheerleaders: Frances Gieck, junior; Suzie Mol- lison, senior; and Sandi Ferrill, sophomore. Sponsor of the cheerleaders and the club is Mrs. Paul Flippin. Spirit always is the goal of the Pep Club. This year with the added support of the band, both organizations have felt the effect of the unified support in which the entire school has joined. Pep band members, specialists in sound effects, correlate music with the voices of the Bulldog boosters. The marching band music and routines are arranged by Director Don Leavitt and his assistant Mr. Jack Thomas. 62Above is the Altus band in action, with Judy Allen signaling the new maneuver. Below is the Pep Club, led by Cheer- leaders Sandi Ferrill, Fran Gieck and Suzie Mollison. Play It, Say It, It’s Still PEP! The Pep Band, a vol- unteer unit of That Altus Band, plays at assemblies and pro- vides "charges” and "go-go-go’s” at ath- letic contests. Mem- bers are Anthony El- liott, Johnny Mon- toya, Bill Lange, George Murrell, Ronnie Zanolli, Lar- ry Shaw, Gary An- derson, Roy Paxton, James Lower, Ed Clevenger, Jim Fil- bcck and Butch Eng- lish.Impromptu ensembles make varied entertainment for assemblies such as the Elk City Dogpatch Day’s program. This group of boys and girls sang "Personality” Dogpatch style. VOCAL MUSIC : Personality Plus Training Personality plus describes the girls’ and boys’ glee clubs. . . . Personality plus vocal excellence under the direction of Mrs. A. W. Edwards, left. Aided by accompanists Frances Gieck and Maribeth Riddle, far left, the groups travel nearly 300 miles yearly to contests and other performances. Below are the various music unit officers. Bottom left, girls’ glee club president Karen Tims; vice- president, Maribeth Riddle; and secretary, Judy Allen. To their right are Sonny Vin- yard, secretary; Jimmy Little, president; and Jimmy Maley, vice-president, of the boys’ organization. 64I 11 I I, I 1 1 f i «| f Bassiiii k 4 ja , One hundred girls lead the way to versatile entertainment at AHS ... the superior rated Girls’ glee club, who have been awarded top ratings in district and state contests. Equals Quality Performances Quality doesn’t al- ways mean quanti- ty ... and the boys’ glee club exempli- fies this trait. Mrs. Edwards has pro- duced a superior group year after year. The choice mens’ voices devel- oped for the choir proves an entree for future college and community parti- cipation. 65VARSITY CHOIR : Entertainment Unit Performs For Many Community Events The phenomenal growth of Altus Highschool made possible the organization of the Varsity Choir this year. This talented group is composed of a balanced blend of voices from the girls’ glee club and the boys’ organization. As a result, they provide an easily trans- ported, spectacular organization which has represented the highschool on numerous public occasions.Other ensembles which add color to performances of the choir and both glee clubs include the Gay- notes—the Sophomore quartet on the far left: Ann Inglis, Nancy Ellis, Celia Moore, and Mary Michele Windle. Upper left is the boys’ quartet in action, also pictured at right. They are Larry Herring, Jimmy Little, Gary Hornish, and Max Purdy. Top center is the girls’ sextet com- posed of juniors Janet Neher, Virginia Holland, Ingrid Neil- son, Elaine Dempsey, Diane Smith, and Sharon Lewis. Bottom center is the senior girls’ trio, Karen Tims, Mary Thurman, and Mary Lou Snow. Above is the varsity choir, pictured at right in action. 67Journalism, an important phase of lan- guage arts at Altus, includes many fun hours full of work and enjoyment. Satisfaction from a job well done is the only pay for annual staff members, and the experience gained serves daily dividends in better written composition and in more sincere appreciation for the pub- lications of today. Annual staff mem- bers have little time to pause for picture taking, even of themselves. Members of the 1961 BULL- DOG staff include: Frank Bellows, artist; Roger Harrison, junior; Mrs. Weldon Ferris, sponsor; Carole Shelton, junior; Diane Smith, junior ; Myrna Smart, sophomore; Marilyn Wright, junior; Mary Lou Snow, Elaine Bush, seniors; Karen Anderson, sophomore; and Claudean John- son and Sharon Hud- son, seniors. Journalists carry news around the world. . . . in Altus High the definition is limited to around the school and throughout the com- munity, but nevertheless provides an educa- tion in self-discipline—meeting deadlines, crit- icizing one’s own work—as well as learning expression in clear, precise composition—the principal goal of highschool journalism. Editors Sharon Hudson and Mary Lou Snow confer with year- book photographer Robert Forrester in the modern darkroom which is included in the new science wing of the high school. Co-editor Mary Lou Snow talks with Sharon Hud- son, editor-in-chief, concerning picture placement on the activities section . . . one of many decisions editors of the annual must make daily.Staff members above include: Barbara Turner Pat Johnson Judith Spoon Frank Bellows Roger Dickson Richard Kirkcndall and Shelby Moore "stuffing” Rotos in the December Collar. Reading copy below are students Nanette Mitchell Gayle Chenault Larry Guffey Mrs. Weldon Ferris, instructor; Donna Wagoner Linda Johnson Judy Hart Elaine Bush and Vicki Sonleiter. JOURNALISM: Students Collar staff members learn the basic mechanics of news- paper production in publish- ing the monthly edition of the highschool paper. Includ- ed in the course of newspaper techniques is an intensive study of news behind the news, and depth reporting, for to know one’s world is to write about it. Prepared for Today First hour students look over the exchange papers the Collar receives from former high school attended by class members. Carol Heckman, Carole Shel- ton, Sharon Hudson, front row, and Jo Ann Hamlin, Larry Lovelace, Mike Quigley, and R. L. Calhoun share latest issues. Hurrying to classroom seats to read the latest issue arc Lynnda Castle, left, Donna Thomason, Claudean Johnson, Maribeth Riddle, Madelyn Walker, Barbara Wiley, Suzanne Fancher, Mary Washington, Sandra Gordon, Karen Churchwell, Judy Lawrence and Lynn Garrison. 69Original scripts arc not uncommon around the speech lab, and Janet Aboussie, Mary Lou Snow, and Barbara Wiley typify this characteristic pf speech copy. However, as is often practiced in speech, the basic idea may be taken from almost anything. These three witches plan their al- chemy to the tune of Shakespeare's MAC- BETH, which is a classic all senior English students study thoroughly. Their own version is heartily accepted by Football Queen Madelyn Walker, for whom they perfor- med. VOCAL COMMUNICATION: Speech Promotes Oratory, It is one thing to be able to read, write, and accurately interpret the English language, but it is something else entirely to speak it. The Altus speech department, headed by Mr. J. C. Hicks, employs all four: read- ing in research, writing the speech, interpreting its meaning mentally and orally, and finally giving the speech. A unit successfully completed in speech enables a student in many areas besides the speaking itself. Composition, which is being stressed more and more on college and high- school level, is essential to both the speech student and later on to the successful English scholar. Speech instruction also stresses such extra-curricular participation as assemblies, plays, and civic enter- tainment."Bull O' the Woods—fine tobacco!" rang out from a hillbilly quartet, in a commercial on the Hobart pep assembly. In the singing ensemble (which Mrs. Edwards does not claim) were Garron Burgett, Darrell War- ren, Mike Taylor, and Ron Ellis. Writing, Interpretive Powers Larry Lovelace and Elaine Bush give monologues in the Duncan pep assembly. Political problems, stemming from the fall election, established the basis of this Hobart pep assembly, right. Shown are Larry Guffey, army guard; Frank Melleno, ardent Bearcat; Bob Heatly, Richard M. Bearcat; and other members of the first hour speech class. John F. Bull- dog, not pictured, prophetically won the campaign—the pep assembly debate, and later on the game, 50 to 16. Another phase of the Queen Assembly featured Elaine Bush and Jack Crockett in one of the cvcr-popular Blackout skits. Jack, who portrayed Jimmy, fervently begs Elaine (Madelyn) to say "yes.” However, she refuses just as ardently, and Jimmy finally exits to the tune of, "Well, Madelyn if you won’t buy my junior candy. I’ll just find some other senior girl.” Eight beauty queens shared the spotlight for the Duncan football assembly. Alvin Blundell, Marcus Wilcoxson, James Wilks, and Hugh Garnett pose for their formal Queen photographers with Tom Hughes, Chelsia Rose, Jewell Cope, and Dick Adams, standing. At the authentic queen crowning—the coronation of the 1960 Football Queen—speech members gave the "Ah-Skit.” The only dialogue in the script consisted of "Ah,” with feeling portrayed by voice and facial expression.F.F.A. Officers are: Lynn Edwards, Vice President; John Abernathy, From left to right are: Fred Emmcrt, Ron- Sentincl; Pat Bullard, President; Wendell Doughten, Secretary; Jerry nic Nixon, Jim Willis, Tony Parker, Gresham, Reporter; Mike Tinncy, Treasurer. Career Opportunities Second year agriculture students inspect the dc- horncr which is only one part of the modern agri- culture equipment facili- ties at AHS. They arc left to right: Lonnie Edwards Tommy Brunhuber David Bryce Tommy Pride John Abernathy Rocky Kelly Tommy Hickcrson Boyd Merida Kenneth Graham Joe Terry Robert Willis. Tommy Brunhuber grooms his Reserve Grand Champion steer for the Fat Stock Show. Four phases of F.F.A. shown are stock feeder projects, land-judging, maintaining farm equipment, and meat judging. Teams left to right are: Paul Mc- Endree, Wendell Doughten, Jim Willis and Mike Tinncy; Lynn Edwards and Jerry Gresham; Tommy Pride, John Aber- nathy, David Bryce, and Tommy Brunhuber.Orval Warren, F.F.A. sponsor, studies a sample of experimental wheat. Assured for FFA Students Dwight Watson, Bob Worrell, Jerry Canada, Jerry Yates, Marvin Beanland, Paul McEndree, Jimmy Muse, Monty Provence, Robert Roudebush. Vocational agriculture offers two distinct ca- reers to young men of the Altus area. If ter- minating their agricultural education after sec- ondary instruction, boys may immediately enter their vocational career in area farming or ranching. On the other hand, the knowledge with which they leave highschool is aptly ap- plied to the education they may seek in higher institutions of learning. Those who choose col- lege may enter fields of business, research, guidance, or they frequently return to the Altus agricultural area to found their career, accelerating their opportunities as a result of vo-ag training. While planning their future, the FFA boys are by no means idle today. The tremendous assignment of learning thorough identification for more than 130 crop samples, exemplifies the study they follow in each phase. Meat judging, in which the Altus team won state honors, is one of the agricultural studies. Land judging is another, and the Altus land judging team placed first in the county, and fourth in the district in the spring of 1960. Initial agricultural education begins with the freshman year. Shown left to right are: Richard Bell, Johnny Neher, Jimmy Thompson, Larry Ray, David Pickett, Wayne Robertson, Morris Roberts, Wesley Booker, Jesse Willis, John Warlick, Nicky Bagley, Charley Howard, Charles Smith, Alan Green.Probably the largest play cast in the history of Altus High junior plays participated in MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. BAXTER! JUNIOR PLAY Juniors Present Holiday Play Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter! will long be re- membered, especially by these cast members. Junior names follow that of the character they portrayed. George Baxter, Fred Becker; Su- san Baxter, his wife, Marcia Ruth Young; Pol- ly Baxter, their youngest daughter, Diane Smith; Milly, the Baxter’s maid, Marsha Wil- lis; Suzette, the Baxter’s older daughter, Ron- da Reid; Grant, Suzette’s husband, Palmer Og- den; Bobby, their six-year-old son, Terry Grimes; Geebe, the Baxter’s son, Larry Love- lace; Molly, his wife, Carolyn Prescott; Janey, their eight-year-old daughter, Deanne La- Gree; Miss Priscilla, Sybil Zumbro; Miss Har- ris, Janice Hagood; Miss Bradley, Sherry Den- ton; Miss Sherman, Sue Blevins. The carolers were: Cheryl Minnich, Ingrid Nielson, Mary Bob Buckley, Susan Denton, Ramona Russell, Diane Williams, Virginia Holland, Elaine Dempsey, Janet Neher, Laura Dobbs, Frances Gieck, Pam Hein, Mary Jan Hutton, Marilyn Wright. The travelers were: Harold Garvin, Sandra Cleaver, Bill Barnett, Jim Filbeck, Robert Roudebush, Lorraine Allmon, Freda Fox, Es- sie Pate, Barbara Shelton, Kay West. The shoppers were: Ronnie Hoover, Gary An- derson, Cecilia Herron, Carolyn Claiborne, Mary Wells, Evelyn Harrington, Melody Mil- ler, Theresa Talley, Skipper Magruder, Mike Tinney, Roger Harrison, Max Miller. The director was Mrs. Paul Flippin; her assist- ants were Sonny Vinyard and Jim Maley. Mrs. N. H. Williams and Karen Tims did the cast- ing. Fred Becker, in the title role of Mr. Baxter, discusses his Christmas budget with Marcia Young, who played Susan Baxter. Miss Priscilla, Sybil Zumbro, scolds Bobby, Terry Grimes, and Janey, Deanne LaGrec, for bothering her pets. The trio had an hilarious bout in act one of the junior play. 74Time-savers most adequately des- cribe the busy office assistants. From enrollment to semester exam time, these volunteers run errands and perform endless small tasks to aid the administrators and faculty members. OFFICE, LIBRARY Efficient Aides Help Many Writing papers, making reports, and reading for pleasure all require a basic knowledge of the library. More than 11,000 volumes and thousands of pamphlets furnished students with needed information for school work. Librarians, who help in the sometimes endless "finding process," work on a three-year basis, earning an activity credit for their time. Full-time librarian Miss Bessie Brogan, shown above with Susan Brown, guides both junior librarians and students in their work.Larry King carefully tests his cotton before mak- ing the final cotton display which won second place for him in the state fair exhibit. Sue Blevins, who last year won the Oklahoma 4-H Bankers Award and District Personality Improvement winner, views Lois Howards' house plans. Lois last year was state 4-H winner with her home improvement project. 4-H, DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION: Vocational Groups Janie Collins, Sue Blevins, F.lainc Dempsey, and Pat Southward inspect the meat which they will judge as part of their 4-H project. This same team won top awards in the county meat judging and placed in the state 4-H contest. 76 The purpose of the 4-H Club program is to give training in skills, leadership, citizenship, and cooperation to rural and urban boys and girls in and out of school. Leonard Soloman, county ag- ricultural agent, guides Altus 4- H students in fulfilling their pur- pose and their motto: "To Make the Best Better.” Examples enough have been provided during the three years in which 4-H has been active in Altus. Besides the many awards won by the organization, 4-H mem- bers develop leadership qualities participating in many phases of community and school life. The 1961 officers include Sue Blevins, president; Larry King, vice-president; Elaine Dempsey, secretary; Janie Collins, song leader and Pat Southward, re- porter . . . leaders in the effort to improve home, school, and com- munity.Distributive Education became a part of the curriculum of Altus High School three years ago. Since that time enrollment has almost doubled, providing an increasing number of students the opportunity of earning while learning. As coordinator, Mr. J. W. Weatherford is liaison between the business community and the students. The organization’s officers are pictured at the right. They arc from left to right: Garron Burgctt, photographer; Butch Eng- lish, president; R. L. Calhoun, reporter; Sal- ly Graham, parliamentarian; Roy Paxton, vice-president; Linda Hines, treasurer; Bet- ty Fry, secretary; and Sue Seeburger, his- torian, and Mr. J. W. Weatherford. National, State 3nd District honors have been beautiful D.E. queens. Radio and television won by the Altus DECA organization during programs, sponsorship of short courses from the past twelve months as the club won awards Oklahoma State University as well as extension for its scrapbook, diversified activity program, programs from the University of Oklahoma and even for having one of the nation’s most have been a fewTSf its activities. Follow Theme of Improvement Looking through D.E. folders at right are—BOTTOM ROW: Marion Alley, Karen Van Ness, Dorothy Wise, Wanda Mcdlock, Donna Reed, Maribcth Clark. TOP ROW: Gary Wax, Jerry Murch, James Bennett, Don Calyer, Ronnie Ellis, James Green. Displaying trophies and working on the D.E. scrap- book are—BOTTOM ROW: Rita Newlin, Darla Thomas, Dianne Hott, Sonja Riddle. TOP ROW: Wayne Monroe, Bill Shafer, Gary Spaulding, Wayne Mc- Carley, Larry Dennis, Howard Owens, Charles Mc- Cullough. Studying their textbooks below right are— ROW ONE: Cheryl Carless, Carolyn Leister, Bobbie Parks, Carolyn Duncan, Mildred Doyle. ROW TWO: Tommy Cox, Ken Spencer, Carey Worrell, Tony Parker, Edwin Graham.Group attendance at a Spanish movie is only one of the special projects of the newly organized Spanish club. Six of those who attended the picture are shown at the left. They arc James Lower, Lionel Cross, Barbara Shelton, Mary Jan Hutton, Laura Dobbs, Freda Fox and Sue Clever- don. Other club activities included a Christmas banquet at which authentic Mexican food was served and Christmas caroling with traditional Latin American songs. No English is spoken at the meet- ings, therefore they present excellent op- portunities to practice conversational Spanish. Both first and second year stu- dents may belong to the club. Several members have already completed their highschool Spanish study. Whether the students can speak the language fluently or are just beginning the basic grammar rules, the club is a practical and entertain- ing nucleus for language mastery. SPANISH CLUB: Future Bi-Linguists Organize 78Above is shown an enthusiastic Spanish student, Zanc Adams, trying to break the pinata at the Christmas party. In the upper left are Ingrid Ncil- son and Judy Allen, president and treasurer, re- spectively, conferring with the club's sponsors, Mrs. Robert Killian and Mrs. Bob Rooker. To the left are the club officers: Larry Westfall, secre- tary; Ingrid Neilson, president; jimmy Little, vice president and Judy Allen, treasurer. These busy officers help committees plan meetings and ac- tivities. Students at Altus highschool recognize the importance of knowing and speak- ing a language other than English. The large enrollment in Spanish I and II is concrete evidence of this. Young "se- noritas and senores” wishing to further their understanding of the language re- quested the formation of a Spanish club. The idea was endorsed by the ad- ministration and Altus High’s two Spanish teachers volunteered to sponsor the organization. Spanish club offers additional practice in conversational skills, greatly helping in preparatory work toward college entrance. In Altus, English-Spanish bi-lingual ability rap- idly is becoming a necessity for a large segment of the population as more and more Mexican nationals migrate to the area. 79Chelsia Rose Alford Mitchell Marcus Wilcoxson Alvin Blundell FOOTBALL Bulldogs Capture Conference Retaining the conference title was a goal set by the Altus Bulldogs at the beginning of practice last summer. Headed by Coach Wayne McGee, who advised the backfield, and by Dick Corbitt, who guided the line, the Bulldog Var- Two kind» of Altus scoring drives which became common during the I960 season were that of Alford Mitchell’s never- failing plunges and of quarterback Woolly’s passes to half-backs Johnny Vaughn, right, Garvin and Qualls. sity successfully completed this task by work- ing together as a unit of spirit and action. Both teams and coaches were honored when Marcus Wilcoxson was chosen "Lineman of the Week” during the season and later as All State Tackle, besides having been named All- District along with Chelsia Rose, end, and Al- ford Mitchell, fullback. Second team All-Dis- trict were Bulldogs Jewell Cope, end; Seaborn Hunt, tackle; Alvin Blundell, end; Tom Hughes, tackle; and Dick Adams, center. The 1960 season opened with the Mangum Tigers at Altus on September 9. The Bulldogs defeated the long time Tiger rivals 21-6. Facts of the game showed that Mitchell plunged one yard in the second quarter; Qualls converted. Garvin went two yards in the third; Woolly converted for two points. Qualls made the final score in the third with a two yard run. Altus led in the first down department, 14-6, and had 244 total yards com- pared to Mangum’s 100. Four punts, handled by Seaborn Hunt, averaged 2 5.8 yards.Seaborn Hunt The second game of the season with Woodward on Septem- ber 16, and the third on September 23 proved valuable ex- perience-wise to the Bulldogs although disappointing score-wise. Woodward defeated Altus 27-13 and Lawton’s third-rated 2-A Wolverines surprised them 45-0. However, the Bulldogs showed their famous spirit in a 20-13 comeback over Texas’ rated 3-A Vernon Lions. Although Vernon had 326 total yards to Altus’ 322, Chelsia Rose punted four times for 35.9 yards average. The scoring began in the first quarter with Vaughan collecting a 14 yard pass from Woolly. Vaughn ran 12 yards in the third, and Rose converted. Mitchell plunged a foot in the fourth. Rose again converted to complete the scoring for Altus and to make the first victory over Vernon since Coach McGee was a Bulldog. The only other Altus victory against Vernon occurred when his brother was on the squad. Once again two successive defeats—the last ot the regular season—met the Bulldog eleven. One at the hands of 2-A‘Duncan Demons, 27-20, was followed by the first conference game of the season at Frederick, 31-14. How- ever, the Bulldogs again retrieved their spirit to win the Hobart game and avenge last year’s loss, 50-16. Mitchell led the drive with three touchdowns and one two-point conversion. Rose passed to Qualls and later kicked for two conversions. Qualls contributed a 56 yard pass from Woolly and a 40 yard intercepted pass. Garvin ran 27 yards for one, and Wilson, defensive lineman, ran 21 yards with an intercepted pass in the fourth period to complete the victory for Altus. 83Three Straight Wins Give Altus Conference Title Probably one of the greatest lessons in the value of determined effort was exempli- fied by the 1960 season of the Altus Bulldogs. Injuries, inexperience, and light weight cost them a win during the first of the conference season, but the Altus team came back to take their last three conference games, winning the conference for the second straight year. The first of these games was at Clinton, and the Tornados are always a threat to Altus. Altus slipped by Clinton 7-6 in one of the mose exciting games of the year. Mitchell intercepted a Tornado pass for the initial touchdown, and Chelsia Rose kicked the determining point. Realizing that they could not slack in effort or team spirit, the Bulldogs faced Anadarko’s Warriors in the next tilt and brought the season’s tally to 2-1. The three Bulldogs who piled up the 45-6 score included Rose, Woolly, and Mitchell. Below are Coach Dick Corbitt, Head Coach Wayne McGee, and Bee-team coaches Herschal Crow and Ray Tahsuda. Fred BeckerFinal Game Ginches Title; Bi-district Play-off Slated The most memorable game of the season matched the Altus Bulldogs with the Elk City Elks. In a 14-7 victory, the Bulldogs took the conference title from the undefeated, highly rated Elks. Garvin went 11 yards for the first tally, with Rose kicking the conversion. Vaug- han ran six yards for the final score, and Woolly converted. Both drives were made in the second period. Woodward met Altus in Hightower Memorial Stadium at Altus on Thanksgiving Day for the bi-district play-off. Although the Woodward game proved to be the finale of the 1960 Bulldog season, the highlight of the game was the passing of sophomore Gary Schell, who replaced injured Don Woolly. The 140-pound quarterback completed 5 of 11 passes for 77 yards compared to Woodward's 56 yards total passing. The punting, including the only quick kick of the season by Mitchell, averaged 4 for 39 yards. Shown at right are the hardworking trainers, Johnny Martin, Roger Barnes, and James Wilks. Below them is the Bulldog Bee Team. Gene Murrill Ronnie Hubbard Sue Clevcrdon Naomi Helton Flaine Been Karen Churchwell Pat Southward Jerri Bath Mary Bob Buckley BASKETBALL Ten Per Cent Bulldog Lassies’ I960 Schedule December 1 — Hollis, here 2 — Eldorado, there 5 — Mangum, there 6 — Wellington, there 6 — Snyder "B” Girls, there 9 — Hobart "B” Girls, here 8, 9, 10 — Cordell Tournament, there 16 — Hollis, there 20 — Hobart, there January 3 — Frederick, there 5, 6, 7 — Wellington Tournament, there 10 — Snyder, here 13 — Mangum, here 17, 18, 19, 20 — County Tournament, here 24 — Elk City, there 27 — Tipton, there 31 — Frederick, here February 7 — Elk City, here 10 — Comanche, here 86Barbara Shelton Pat Talley Donna Wagoner Nancy Sanders Joyce Shirley Play Basketball In Altus Schools Patrons of the Altus schools have provided Altus students with the finest basketball facilities in south- western Oklahoma. In accordance with the president’s physical fitness program for teenagers throughout the United States, both Altus girls and boys participate in basketball, which is a vital part of the athletic year. One out of every 10 students in Altus High School plays basketball one or more years. Since pioneer days the sport has been a favorite with spectators as well as students. Today’s gymnasium with practice facilities for six teams, is a far cry from the windswept clay court of early day Altus High School. Basketball be- gins as a team sport in grade four and school physical education staff members estimate that at least 75 per cent of the students have played the game at some time. This is only one example of the unified education pro- gram of Altus schools in which training is begun in elementary grades and continued through high school. Here arc the Lassies in action on the Altus court. They are coached by Herschal Crow who also coaches the "B”Basketball boys.I I960 Basketball Schedule Bobby Reynolds Johnny Vaughan Leon Qualls Pat Bullard December 1 Hollis, here 2 Duncan, there J Mangum. there 9 Hobart, here 16 Hollis, there 20 Hobart, there 29.30.31 Altus Tournament January 3 Frederick , there 5, 6. 7 Wellington Tournament 10 Lawton, there 13 Mangum. here 24 Elk City , there 31 Frederick , here February 7 Elk City , here 10 Clinton , here 17 Anadarko . there 21 Lawton, here 24 Clinton , there 27 Anadarko . here March 2, 3, 4 Regional Tournament Seaborn Hunt Larry Donaghe Charles Auchterlonie Chclsia Rose Alvin Blundell Curtis Kastner 1 Ted Moore Tommy Blackstone Don Woolly Jim BaileyAbove is first half action in the initial game of the season. Below is pictured the Bee Basketball Team. Members of the Varsity squad are shown following a tense moment of play with their Coach. Ray Tahsuda. 89Life saving, featuring detailed instruction in artificial respiration, is offered to the girls. The girls’ physical education classes concentrate on health with fitness and poise. To achieve this, tumbling and balance are stressed as is shown in the pictures. PHYSICAL EDUCATION Physical Fitness The two classes of girls’ physical education cover sev- eral phases of the course during the year. General ex- ercise begins during the first weeks of the course. Swimming instruction for beginners, intermediates, and advanced students is offered as well as a course in life saving, all at the city pool. Folk dancing, in- cluding square dancing, foreign polkas, and popular modern dances are taught. Table tennis, badminton, and tennis are a part of the intramural program. A course in bowling is offered through the cooperation of a local bowling alley. The girls are always in de- mand for half-time demonstrations at basketball games. Poise and essentials of correct posture and phy- sical health are studied during the year, and progress compared. A complete first aid course is taught. In this, practical application of first aid and basic health rules are learned in order to prepare the girls for their future roles as homemakers. The modern young Amer- ican woman is reflected in these active teenagers. 90 ° 8 ft $ $ ? , i p r p r Prepares Bulldog Teens for Life Physical education classes at Altus Highschool are offered outstanding instruction and are provided exceptional equipment. Both boys’ and girls’ courses concentrate on preparing students for happier futures with better health. School administrators concur with the ancient Greeks that a healthy body helps scholarship, consequently, this branch of education is backed with the same enthusiasm as others. Classes filled to capacity indicate this belief is the consensus of the students also. The two boys’ physical education sections arc pictured above in their formally posed class pictures for the BULLDOG. To the left are typical action shots of both classes. The boys enrolled in this course are pre- paring for the future by training their bodies for fitness and health. Calisthenics and tumbling arc usual forms of exercise. The fine equipment and skilled instruction available helps make P.E. an outstanding course in the Altus school system. Despite the large enrollment, individual attention is given to each student. 91It is native personality, and that alone, that en- dows a man to stand before presidents or gen- erals or in any distinguished collection, with aplomb—and not culture, or any knowledge or intellect whatever. —Walt Whitman personalitiesThe energy, the faith, and the devotion ue bring will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from that fire can truly light the world. And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country will do for you, ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. —From the Inaugural aJJmt of PretiJmt John F. KrnneJy January 20. 1961 Education May Be A Many Just as the President of the United States represents the nation, so do their personalities in this section of the 1961 Bulldog represent Altus High School. This photograph of President John F. Kennedy is not an ordinary one. It was made as he greeted Altus High School students at a Wichita Falls press conference prior to his election. Roger Dickson and Elaine Bush were chosen the stu- dents with the "best person- ality” in the senior class. Their friendliness and the ardor with which they parti- cipate in all phases of school life . . . including studies . . . were considered in making this award. 94Seaborn Hunt and Sharon Hudson are the "Best all round” seniors as chosen by the Class of 1961. Depen- dability, scholarship, and extracur- ricular interests prompted their class- mates to designate them typical of the outstanding attributes of the class. Splendored Thing The student leaders pictured in this section of the annual include those who were chosen by their classmates as typical of certain desirable traits. Almost all are members of speech, vocal music, athletic or journalism departments in addition to out- standing recognition in each of their parti- cular activities. Mary Lou Snow and Hugh Garnett were named "most likely to succeed” by their senior classmates. Both have "straight A’s” and Mary Lou placed first on the Merit tests, Hugh on the ACT tests. Both have won numerous scholastic and extra-curricular awards. 95Music, Looks, Di Talents play an important part in the well being of a scholastically stable student. Abilities and strong points of an individual may range from being able to dress attrac- tively and appropriately to play- ing the most difficult instrumen- tal concerto or scoring the winning Truly the "most talented” was the verdict of the Class of 1961 in de- signating Maribeth Riddle and Jimmy Little. Jimmy plays clarinet, guitar and sings, Maribeth, perennial All-State accompanist as organist and pianist won the national piano award at Northwestern university last summer. Being chosen "best dressed” includes wearing the right clothes at the right time . . . but does not mean spending the most money for the most glam- orus wardrobe. Darrell Warren and Janet Aboussie are this year’s choice for the seniors who set the pattern for a well groomed student body. 96Physique Important play in an athletic contest. Being able to take part, being needed ... are essential in the life of future leaders. Doing one’s best is the basic facet of this all-important participation . . . whether in the classroom, on the playing field or in the community. Athletic ability is a key word in the extracurricular category. Versatile Chelsia Rose, tri-letterman, (foot- ball, basketball and baseball) and Donna Wagoner, Bulldog Lassie, are this year’s "best athletes.” Citizenship sums up all phases of the good school life . . . scholarship, civic participation and activity interests. Pat Bullard, Claudean Johnson and Mary Thurman are the Class of 1961 ’s choice for "best citizens.” 97Unselfishness Personality is the key word to the election of Best Looking and Most Popular at any class level. A smiling, shining face is always pretty, and genuine friendliness makes a Donna Thomason and Larry Herring, "best looking” seniors of 1961, repres- ented the school’s entertainment bureau on many community programs. They are shown above rehearsing in speech class. 98 What makes a person popular? Gayle Chenault and Tommy Hughes should be an authority on the subject, having been named "most popular” teens in the sophomore, junior and senior years of their high school career.Is Requisite student well-liked by his fellow classmates. This is especially im- portant in Altus High where new - comers arrive from all over the world almost daily. Need any help? Just ask Elaine Dempsey or Harold Garvin and you have some- one who can be depended up- on, with no special mention required. That’s one of the big factors determining their choice as the "most popular” junior girl and boy. Helping with the promotion for the junior play are Sharon Lewis and Jim Click, named the "best looking” juniors. Both have many in- terests and participate in both class and extracurri- cular events.Cooperation Is All Upperclassmen such as the "best all round” juniors at left, make the arrival of new sophomores at AHS a memorable event. That juniors and seniors are behind them does not account for the success of the Class of 1963 entirely, however. They have demonstrated ability on their own to participate creditably in every phase of school life. The six sophomores depicted here are examples of their many talents. Classroom participation is their Francis Gieck and Don Woolly discussing the Christmas centerpiece display in the new home economics department, pause to speak to class- mates. Fran is a second year home ec student, cheerleader and glee club accompanist. Don also is an outstanding student and athlete. Juniors named them "best all round.” Blood tests frighten sopho- more biology students yearly, but they supply information which may save a life. Bob Reynolds shows the method which the instructor uses in taking blood from fingertips to Rebecca Diltz. Both are sophomore "best citizens.” 100 ISchool Trait chief concern, with the accent on accelerated classes and eighteen units needed to graduate in 1963. Biology, for instance, is being of- fered nine times daily to almost fifty percent of the entire high school. Emphasis is on laboratory work to take advantage of the splendid facilities provided through federal matching funds. Altus fac- ulty members encourage lab re- search, agreeing that experience is always the best teacher. Ted Moore, who is related to pretty Celia Moore only in that they are both sophomore "best liked,” opens the door to the new home economics living room, where various social functions are held. Both have proved that sopho- mores can be active in many school functions. That Gary Schell and Jacquelin Col- ville were named "best looking” sopho- mores this year not only means they are attractive but also that they represent the sophomore’s ideal of being well dressed and natural at all times. Both are outstanding students, talented musically as well.Madelyn Walker Class of 1961 102105Vocal King Larry Herring Class of 1961Vocal Queen Judy Kay Allen Class of 1961i « i Football Attendants Mary Thurman Tribute Paid Many attributes prompted the choice of these "Royal At- tendants” by the organiza- tions they represent. A friendly attitude, cooperative spirit, loyalty and enthusiasm Alvin Blundell won the respect of their class- mates. In addition they are willing to help, as well as lead, unselfishly aiding in the hon- Jimmy Little Donna Thomason VoCal Attendants To Attendants ors accorded the king or queen they attend. Truly they have the Bulldog spirit, an impor- tant educational milestone in personality development which will be invaluable in future years as they again un- selfishly work for church, community and nation. Sonny VinyardRead! Read! Read! is the advice to underclassmen of these "top tenners” in the class of 1961. Proving they practice what they preach are Sherry Coe, Jim Bailey, Seaborn Hunt, Suz- anne Fancher, Kay Norris and Mari- beth Riddle. Top Percentages of Classes As the size of Altus senior classes increases, the number of persons achieving the top ten per cent status increases also. Competition for the rating was never keener than this year with many missing the honor by only a few points. Grades were averaged for the first seven semes- ters. Final designation for Bulldog trophy awards will include the last semester also. Gathered from the library stacks where they were working on term papers are more of the senior top ten per cent in- cluding, front row: Paulette Burdick, Karen Tims, Kyla Hayes, Susan Mann, Mary Thurman, Claudean Johnson and Barbara Turner. In the second row are Jack Crockett, Mary Lou Snow, Elaine Bush, Jim Matey and Hugh Garnett. 110Sophomores who began the year especially well scholastical- ly include Myrna Smart, Karen Hove, Kathleen Holt, Bruce Schuerman, Ken Schuerman, and Ted Moore. In front are Karen Anderson, Sally Alter, Kathryn Paulsen, Arleen Thomas, Bob Srigley, and Fred McKinney. The most important thing in school is learning; how- ever, students often fail to realize this until they reach senior high. Students such as these sophomores who have made a good begin- ning, and scholars like the juniors pictured who have maintained high grade av- erages, have overcome the barrier of high goals scho- lastically. Their intelli- gence is displayed as they use every opportunity to further their mental and emotional education. Receive Honors Juniors pictured below each have at least a }.8 grade point average. Four have 4.0 averages, and most take such difficult subjects as chem- istry, higher math, and physics. They arc: Roger Harrison, Ilene Moore, Terry Grimes, Vivian Rehm, Charles Jeffries, Rebecca Haltom, Sybil Zumbro. Seated are Patti Pierce, Virginia Holland, Carole Shelton, and Caro Tanner.HONOR STUDENTS: Goal-Seekers Prove Scholastic Ratings Important Reference Probably the best reference a job-seeker can have is a good highschool transcript. The honor students at right, who maintain a "B” average, maintain that high academic records also aid one’s highschool develop- ment. They truly typify doing one’s best, but their ability is not limited to the classroom, for at least 90 per cent of them are active in one or more extra-curricular activities. Honor students for the 1960-1961 term include: Monna Kiker, Andrea Zcaman, Sherry Coe, Pat Johnson, Barbara Turner. Kyla Hayes, Karen Tims, Susan Mann, Paulette Burdick, Mary Lou Snow, Mary Thurman, Elaine Bush, Brenda Stanfill, Suzi Mollison, Maribcth Riddle, Barbara Wiley, Janet Aboussie, Vicki Sonlciter, Sharon Hudson, Beth Darden, Judi Wills, Judy Har- rison, Mac Etta Kelly, Linda O’Neal, R. L. Calhoun, Rita Marsh. Julian McNccly, Jim Bailey, Pat Bullard, Bob Hcatly, Mike Quigley, Seaborn Hunt, Hugh Gar- nett. Larry Herring, Jim Maley, Jack Crockett, Charles Auchterlonie, Rick Back, Frank Mclleno, Roland Whid- don. Jack Duncan, Recce Williams. 112 Pam Hein, Ronda Reid, Janet Neher, Judy Allen, Patsy Boston. Diane Hott, Linda Dennis, Suzanne Fan- cher, Carolyn Duncan, Sonja Riddle, Mary Lou Wash- ington, Sandra Gordon, Claudcan Johnson, Kay Norris, Marsha Willis, Donna Clark, Kay West, Patti Pierce, Dale Northway, Susan Brown, Carol Stephens, Marcia Ruth Young, Carolyn Prescott, Virginia Holland, Diane Williams, Diane Smith, Frances Gieck, Sandra Cleaver. Cheryl Carless, Ingrid Ncilson, Sue Norris, Caro Tan- ner, Vicki Easley, Patricia Robinson, Linda Lees, Vivian Rehm, Doris Black, Kathryn Paulsen, Myrna Smart, Marian Coe, Karen Anderson, Nancy White, ConnieTones, Karen Hove, Sally Alter, Kay Jackson, Lor- raine Allmon, Rebecca Haltom, Mary Whipple, Marilynn Wright, Essie Pate, Patsy Hamilton, Lorraine Reed, Kathleen Holt, Patti Page, Sybil Zumbro, Ilcne Moore, Carole Shelton, Sherry Denton, Laura Dobbs, Barbara Warren, Amelia Sweetland, Ramona Russell, Beth Stall- ings, Mary Margaret Aboumarad, Bobbie Sue Parks, Maxine Doyle, Donna Reed, Linda Hines, Teresa Talley, Gayc Wolfe, Pat Southward, Elaine Dempsey, Mary Jan Hutton, Rose Ellen Calhoun, Wesley Short, Fred Mc- Kinney, Larry Chambers, Bruce Schuerman, Bobby Reynolds, Glen Gurley, Bill Shacfer, Tom Lowdcr, Ter- ry Grimes, Sandra Cheaney, Janie Collins, Ted Moore, Jean Eley, Jacquelyn Colville, Dianne Norton, Frank Bellows, Charles Jeffries, Don Hubbard, Gary Anderson, John Abernathy, Benny Garrison, Pat Chenault, Bobby Collier, Barbara Shelton, J. R. Compton, Rinehart Pc- shcll, Mitchell Long, Palmer Ogden, Jim Gordon, Roger Harrison, Larry Guffey, Curtis Kastner, Larry Shaw, George Murrell, Johnny Martin, Nancy Sanders, Janice Hagood, David Truett, Gary Eley, Harold Gar- vin, Fred Becker, Jim Click, Jerry Reeves, Dwayne Lower, Fred Foster, Butch Jones, Sylvia Jackson, Susan Bailey, Carolyn Claiborne, Arlcen Thomas, Judy Spoon. 113Boys' State and Girls' State delegates enjoy a week during the summer months at separate state colleges. The dual learning in which these "state” citizens participate includes Oklahoma government and also learning to get along with fellow citizens of the miniature state. Delegates to the 1960 convention included Julian Me Neely, .Mike Quigley, Hugh Garnett, Pat Bullard, and Brooks LaGree. Girls' State delegates included Mary Lou Snow, Sharon Hudson, Claudean Johnson, and Maribeth Riddle. AWARDS: Civic Clubs Honor Students Awards often culminate the endeavors of three years of highschool. However, every wor- thy person cannot be honored by such recog- nition. Awards such as those presented here represent the accomplishment of the students and faculty as a whole. Below right are two faculty members, Earl Newberry and Mrs. Bob Rooker, each of whom received special study awards for sum- mer schooling. Mr. Newberry, working toward his doctorate, attended OSU for the last two summers on a fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Mrs. Bob Rooker, also working on the doctorate, attended the Na- tional Linguistics Institute at OU. At left is Kyla Hayes, who received the D.A.R. Citizenship Award, based upon quali- ties of citizenship, scholarship, and patriotism. Kyla will receive the D.A.R. medal at com- mencement.I960 Jr.-Sr. Banquet: Rebels Rise Again Last spring the Juniors premiered the U. S. centennial of the Civil War at Altus Junior High School cafeteria. The occasion—an ante-bellum banquet a la Old South. Gallant young blades and ravishing Southern belles enter- tained the Class of 1960 at the annual Junior-Senior banquet. Welcoming Seniors in the traditional formal opening of the evening is Sharon Hudson, in tiered white ball gown bottom center, as president of the Junior class. The remainder of the evening was strictly zany. Typical char- acters are Dale Bynum, police officer; Pat Bullard, town squire; Seaborn Hunt, master of ceremonies and Dick Adams, a wood chopper. Suzanne Fancher, right, prepares to pin a rose on a Senior boy as Karen Tims, Judy Allen and Claudean Johnson watch. Suzi Mollison, Janet Aboussie and Lynn- da Castle lead "Them Golden Slippers” chorines. Rebel messenger Brooks LaGree seeks out Bullard, lower left. Far left, Elaine Bush, as Scarlett O’Hara, reveals "One Hundred Ways to Catch a Man.”00 NIndex Richard Kerr. u.l? I Mr? Km . «4.92 (ivrild K.rkmdall. «4.92 Rickard KifhenJill. »171 Rubeti hiker. «4.4«.49.4I Monna Kiker.« Annrll Knot. 4,9« Uiiniu knot «4.9« Gary Knttk. «4.19 L Judy Laurence. «B.4».497l Villulaewa. Sandra I aw ton. «4.4« I ana. «4.92 Brooky LeGree. Jr. »1.129.11 ».9 ».92 Deanna LaGree. Ml I ange. 44.4« L. nda Lure. Ill.llt.44 Ml IrM.ttrrt. 11.29 Jamet Letter. ««.19 Sharon ban. 44.41.1 1.29.4«.49 Tom Lute. » .92 Marilyn Lmdtcy. 4« Carolyn tour». 44.99 Jimmy link. »».94.4l Wayne Lon . 4«.49 Mitchell long. 4«.49.11.11« Odmif Loeterdale. «4 Jamet Louder. Jr.. 4« Tommie louder «I.I9.IM Jamet lower. »l.4«.99 Dwayne Lower. («,4».II .4.11 ( larry Lovelace. 4«;i«;i.ll» Bonny Lovett. «.9» M. ke Loyd. «I Robert ludiam. «I M Clark Me Aliarer. 14.97.12« Jean McAtkill. 14.4J.I2» Martha McAtkill. «4 Wayne McCarley. » 727 Alma McCarter. 44.9« McCartney. »» 2.41 Don McClendon. ««.92 Keith McCormack. 44 Chartee McCullough. » 7 Paul Mel ndrer. 44.94 Fred McKinney «« ».l I« Joe McKinney. «« Donna McKinnon. 1« Richard McKinnon. 4« Patricia McKittnck. («.41.12» Virginia M» Knight. »».99 Mananna Mclauchlan. It Tymn McLaughlin. 41.49.90 Julian Paul Me Neely. » ».94.114.111 Herbert Magruder. 41.74 Jim Male»« Jimmy Mann. »2.94 Sutan Mann. »2.49.1 IB,29.4«.49.I I 2.11« Rita March. «2.11« Jean Marthall. M.9I John Martm. «4.99.12).11« Karen Martin. »2 Danny Matie». 12 Wanda Medlotk. 4« 7 Frank Melleno. 27».M ».4 Boyd Merida. «4.94.92 Joe Merriti «4.92 Jimmy Metcalf, «« Alfred Mitchell. 94 Mae Miller. 44.99.94 Mrlodce Miller. 74.49 Patty Miller. ««.9» Fddy Milligan. ««.94 Gloria Mink . ««.9» Cheryl Mmmch. 44.4 «.49.4974.4« Nanette Mitchell. »2.49.»4.4«.497l Sun Mollium. 4.»2.41.9M I ».129 Karen Mon gold. 44.41 Waynr Monroe, 4»79 (•Mu Montgomery. )2J9 Johnny Montoya. 4t.49.4«.90 Tcreca Montoya, «4.4«.49 Janet Moody. 4«.4).4«.0« Keith Moody. 4« Cetaa Moore. ««.44.49.l4t.4t.49.47 (•«raid Moore. «1 llenr Moore. 4«.41.49.4(.90.11 ».l 1« Bud Moore. 4«.99.49 M.r.4m Mooee. »«.4«.9« Shelby Mooee. »1.29.91 Ted Mooee. »4.11.49.IB».!»».11» Glenn Murch. «4.92 Jerry Murch. » 7 Gene Murrell «4J9 George Murrell. «4.4).4t.lM Jimmy Mute. 1.99.94 Betty Myrtck. «4.4» N Jimmy «4.92 Janet Neher. 4t. 4.4 .94.4«.49.9l,l I » Pam Neher. 41.4«.90 Vida Newbury. «4.49 R»ta Nrwlm. ».99 Ingrid Nwtmo.» Tommy ..Nolan. «4 Kay Nornt. «».41.112.11« Soe Norm.« Dak Northoay. 4».9».tl« Dianne Norton. «4.4 .49.l I « O • Joanne Oatman. «4.9» Palmer Ogden. Jr.. 44.94,40.11« l.nda ONeal. 11.11« Sue O'Rear. «4.4» Melvin Or. 44.4 Glenda Owrm. »4.9» Howard Owent. «».29.79 Betne Oaford »4 P Richard Paddock. «4.92 Patty Page.» Tony Parker. »4.94 Parrnh. «4.49 John Parreni. «4 Bobbie Park.. 44.1 H 9 Teery Park.. «4.9« Emm Patei, 44.94.11« Judy Pau. «4.4«.49 Kathryn Paulien. 9.«4.99.4«.12».11»,««« Roy Patton. 4«.99 Rinehart Pethell. 44.92.11« Leon Perry. «4.99 Cherry Pctert. «4.49.4 (.49 Fttie Pierce. 4.4 Patricia Pierce. 44.II ),l I « Angela P.tcmtia. «4.«9.9» ack Phillipt Jr . 44 Travu Phillip . 44 FUyn Platter. 44.49.11» Danny Pollard. «9.92 Dianne Pollock. 44.4« Carolyn Prevent.«.49,11» Richard Prrttage. 44 Kenneth Prtce. »«.4 .92 Tom Pruk. «9.4974 Mk hiel Proc hatha. «9.99 Monty Provence. Barbara Purcell. »9.9» Mat Purdy. »4.49.49,4 Q I eon Quallt. Quigley. 4.11471.11« Paul Rabkt, Jr . «9 Lynn Runet. 44.92 Tram Ratcliff. »7.49 Jon George Rcdeker. «9.91.92 Donne Sue Reed. 447 .Ml Lari Reed. 44 Mildred Reed. 49.11» Ronald Reed. «4 David Rehm. 44 Vivian Rehm. 44.II».H« Rond a Retd. 494l.47.4».4».94.94.l4«.tl« Barbara Reevet. »».9 Jerry Rrevet. 44.11« Maru Reneau. «4.9» Bobby Reynold!. «4.»l.49.49J9.lf2.ll« Karon RKkey I ti RuidJU 44 Manbrtk Riddle. »«.99.4«.l 12.114.12; 91.11 ».4 Santa Riddk. 472.11 »7 Ckff Riky. 44.90 Norma Lee Riky Mary Riunger. «4.9» Ramona Robbmt. «9.47 Lon Robert!. «9 Danny Robert urn. »9 Rodney Robert ton. 44 Patruu Rob.ton. 19.11« Martha Roger., 49 Rond a Roger». «9 » jerry Rontmet. 92 Cheltia Rote. 472. Robert Rondebuth. 447474 Joyce Rowlett. «9.9» Joan Rwttell. 49 Ramona RuttcU. 49.49.4»74.11 « Joe Rutledge. »9.92 Johnny Rutledge. Gloria Salmon. 49 Richard Sampler. «4.92 Nedra Seltbury. «4.41.49 Nancy Sender.. 44.91.4«.« I » Sharon Sender.. »4.47 Cerolyn Seultt. »9.91 Bill Schaefer. Jr . 49.4.11« Gerr Schell. I9.49.49.44.I0» Bruce Schuermen. » ».l I « Ken Scbuerman. « ».l I « Richard Seeberger. «4 Soe Seeberger. » .99 Bill Shafer. 49.11 «79 Larry Shaw. 49.4 .4«.9I.94.II» Barbara Shelton. 40.9174.4«.40.41.11« Cerok Shelton. 11« Paul Sherman «7.J9.92 Kay Sheumahee. «9. ».9 Joyce fltirky. »«.91 Julia SKirky. «9,4«.9«.4 We»ky Short. «4.4«.ll Phyll.t Simpton. 49.91 Marilyn Simt. «4.4« Alta Stmard. «9.9» Henry StniarJ. 49 Johnny Siagk. «4.49.49 Myrna Smart. «9.49.4«.497B.I2».I I .M « Alien South. «4 Anna Smith. 14.4» Diane Smith. 49.44.4974.4«.497B.I I » Jerry South. 49 Lerry South. «4.92 Nancy Smith, 47 Ramona South. 49 Mary loo Snow. 4.»«.44.49.4«.49.lt2.» Dianne Snyder. 29.«9.4«.49.4l Lenny Sock well. .4».4 Vicki Son Inter. »«.»4.29.»4.7I.11« Pat Southward. 44.4B.4«79.I I« Guerry Spaulding. »«79 Steve Spaulding. 49 Kenneth Spencer. 4979 Juanita Spivey. « . .4 Judith Spoon. 47.4«.BUI7U I « Bob V.gky. «9.4«.12».11 ».l I « W.tda Stacy. ««.9» Beth Stalling., «» Brenda Stanf.U. M.4B.I1» Rodney Steevet. 41 Sharon Strut. 44 Carol Stephen . 44.97.4«.417.11« Stephame Stephen.. «4.114.14 Fran Stovall. «4.9« Laverne Strickland »1.91 Dawn Stull.. 4 Lev Vurget . «4 Amelia Sweetlant. 49.4t.IK T Bobby Tebb. «9 Pat Talky. «4.91.4« Terete Talky.«.49.44.« I « Corn Tanner. 4«.4«.94.l I .IH Taylor. 147» l.arry Terry. 94.92 Arken Thome.. «4.11«.II» Bennie Tbomat, 49.49 Darla Tbomat. »979 Donna Thomaton. »9.111.IBB.4I.497I Tbomat Thompvon. 44 Kip Thornton. «4 Mary Thurman. «».27.4«.« John Thurmond »9 Ronnie Tigert. «4.92 Cheek Tiguc. «9.44 Karen Tim . )7.44.4977.4«.49.l 12 122.11« M ke Turner. 447474 Carolyn Tnplett. »7.9« Marilyn Trtpket. «4.9« Bill Tromell. »7 David Truett. 49,4.11« Winettc Tucker. »4.9» Barbara Turner. »4.4977.4«.49.II2.I297I. 11« Dak Turner. «4.92 V John Vaughan. L.nda Vaughn. 41 Keren Van Not. 49.9 Tito Vuieorrt. »7 Ray Vmyard. Jr..« W Donna Wagoner. »9.9I.4 . .»9.»477.4«. 49.91 Richard Wallace. 49 Gayle B aldroop. 14.1 »«79 Medelvn Walker. 9.4 77.»4.4«.49727l Sharron Walker. «9.9» Bob Walker. «4 Carton Welker. 41 Don Walker. 41 John Ward. 9.92 Nrllu Ware. «9 Barbara Warm , t9.4t.ll» Darrell arret». «4.997» Don Warren. «9.92.41 Mary Wathmgton. »4.49.4971.11« Dwight Walton. 477.74 Gary Vat. 497 Donna Weatherford. 44.»4.4«.49.4I Jackie Weddk. «9.92 Mary Wellt. 4474.4« Kay Wett. 4474.4«.94,11« Larry Weitfall. »4.91 Donna Wheekr. «9.4« Roland Whiddon. «4.11« Lowell Whitlock. » Sharon Whitlock. «9.49 Mary Wk.ppk. «4.9)77.11« Nancy «hue. «4. 9.4«.I2».I1 Judy 1141-bJ.IM Robert W.llit, «974.92 Martha W.llit. 4 .4974.4«,49,49.4.11« Jamet Fdw.n Willn. 4474 Reece William., «4,11« Patricia W.llumt. «9.9» Gary Wilkamv «9.92 thane Wilhamt. 49. 974.4«.49.l I » Jamet Wilks »47777.72 Joanne Wilhelm. 44 Barbara Wiley. »9.49.»4777«.477J7I.I I» Marcu. W.lcomton. Jr.. »4.44.2772 Pam Wilton. «! Otgue Wilton. (9.9) Jim Wilton. 44.94.91 Pamcta Wilton. 977.14 I henna Wimberly. »97 Kathy Wimberly. «9.4«.9« Mary Wmdk. «9.44.4 .4».477 Sutan Winkler. «9 Gary Winter.. «9 Dorothy Wue. 497 Michael Withertpoon. «9 Sondre Wolfe. 4 .4«79,11» Robbv Wood . »9 Sam Wood. 92 Don Woolly. 44.4I.9 .94.I62 Bob Worrell. «9.49 Carey Worrel. 4479 John Worrel. 44.94 Menlynn Wnght. 4974.4«.49.9B.I I« Jerry Yates 44.94.92 Marcu Young. 4 .49747«.49.l I « Z Ronnie enolli. 44.4« Andrea Zeaman. »9 77.41.11« Sybil Zumbeoc 49. 974.4«.49.44.l 14.11» 129Between the finite limitations of the five senses and the endless yearnings of man for the beyond, the people hold to the humdrum bidding of work and food while reaching out when it comes their way for lights beyond the prison of the five senses, for keepsakes lasting beyond any hunger or death. 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