Alvin High School - Yellow Jacket Yearbook (Alvin, TX)
- Class of 1947
Page 1 of 144
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c et prepares the copy for the press. The mem-
bers of the editorial staff, who are shown in the
picture above, are as follows: Frances Prater,
copy editorg Ieanine Harris. co-editor of the Spirit
of Iunior Highg Marcelle Sowell, junior associate
editorg Ioann Aairigh, senior associate editor:
Iudith Barker, who had charge of the sophomore
sectiong Harriet DeWitt, editor-in-chiefg Clar
zik, who helped Marcell
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Merle Weir, adviser.
CLeftl On the capable and efficient shoulders
of Harriet DeWitt. fell the burden of th '
bility for the succe
ss of the 1947 YELLOW JACKET.
The business stall carried the responsibility of
tinancing the annual through circulation, sale of
advertising, Stunt Nite, and picture sales. The
statt includes Shirley Ann Hcxgler, circulation man-
ager, Pat Stone, business manager, Esther Wil-
liums, advertising managerg and Miss Merle
Weir, adviser. The annual this year was the
most expensive that Alvin has had.
CRightl Pat Stone, who is business manager
this year, was promoted from advertising man-
ager ol last year's book. She has worked to keep
the budget balanced in spite of post-War prices
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Members of the National Honor
Society are selected on the basis of
character, scholarship, leadership,
and service. The organization, spon-
sored by Miss Mary Wood, is com-
posed ot five per cent of the Iunior
Class and fifteen per cent of the
These students have been members tor two years:
Harold Plautz, president, and Bill Dorsey, in the back row,
and Cfront row? Harriet De Witt, Esther Williams, secretary-
treasurer, Shirley Hagler, Bob Alexander and Frances Prater
were not in the picture.
Nciluonul Honor Socuelg
Members of the society
who were elected this year
are Cbaclc row! Roy Deal:
Welch, Albert Furnace, Dan-
iel' Doerr: Ksecond rowl Mary
Io Pugh, Mary Edith Shea!-
fer, and Dolores Huepers:
Ctront rowl George Strouhal,
Io Ann Tilley, Winona Gram-
mer. and Bill Bennett.
These members ol the
International Honorary So-
ciety of High School Iour-
nalists call themselves a
luncheon club because all
their meetings have been
held at noon in the Board
Room. To be eligible for
membership in the society,
a student must have
worked on the Clarion or
annual for two years, or
both publications one year,
and must have a B average. He
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must be at least a junior. The members in the
picture are Pat Stone, Grace Hopkins, Harriet DeWitt, Miss Merle
Weir, sponsor, Esther Williams, Dale Lewis, loann Rairigh, and Shirley Hagler
The Student Council
acts as a medium of
exchanging the stu-
dents' viewpoint on a
subject with that of the
faculty. They set dates
tor school activities
and, in a large part,
plan the school recrea- ,lb
tional program. Mem-
bers in the picture are
Daniel Doerr, Albert Furnace, Edward Cole, Ge
orge Strouhal, Billy Ray Miller, Ted Rother, Iames
Smylie,.Bill Dorsey, Reta Del Bello, Colleen Moo
re, Marcelle Sowell, and Mary Edith Sheaffer.
Winona Grammer, secretary, is not pictured.
Dale Lewis, editor C- C
of the Clarion
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Miss Merle Weir is the Guid-
ing Light for the Clarion and
Yellow Iacket. Members ot
both staffs look to her for help
in ironing out their many diffi-
culties and for encouragement
in their journalistic ettorts.
Members of the second period journalism class writing stories
for the Clarion.
The first period journalism class preparing the papers for
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The art statf of the Yellow lacket is
seen conlering with Mr. E. B. Winkler,
representative ot the Wallace Engrav-
ing Co. in Austin. These students did
all the division pages, Cartooning, and
hand-lettering for the annual. Mar-
garet Fields, who is not pictured, also
did art work. Pictured are Evelyn
Laigle, Wanda Collins, Carol Libby,
Genevieve Fields, Neltha Iohnson,
Norman Peterson, Iohn Crainer, Dale
Lewis, Winona Grammer, and Mary
The responsibility ot editing and paying for the annual rests solely on the shoulders ot the Press
Club. Nearly every member of the club works on one of the school publications. Oustanding
,the Yuletide Inn, and attendance of the Interscholastic
League Press Conference in Houston.
events of the year include Stunt Nite
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The Alvin High School A Cappella Choir is pictured above with Mr. R. Paul Fulwider, director. The
members in the picture are as follows: first row, Pat Macek, Iudith Barker, Helen Mears, Betty Kettler,
Neltha Iohnson, Esther Williams tpresidentl, Winona Grammer tsecretary-treasurerl, Io Ann Tilly, Gloria
Nichols, second row, Betty McKinney, Hazel Van Norman, Almeda Coward, Helen West, Ella Mae Mortensen,
Loraine Kelarek, Frances Carter, Lonah Ann Booth, Nelva Dean Carrell, Mr. R. Paul Fulwider tdirectorl,
third row, Ioe Duke, Hubert Lewis, Ray Copeland, Billy Whitted, Evelyn Neely, Emma Lavonne Iordan, Vella
Marie Mach, Margaret Peterson, Iessabell Canady, Betty Io Iackson, fourth row, Iames Iones, Bube Herring,
Daniel Doerr, Bill Dorsey, Truman Milling, Vinton Moore, Elbert Burge, Kenneth Drake tvice-presidentl,
Iames Maxwell, Neal Wright.
The octet consists of some ol the out-
standing members ol the choir, who sing
as a special feature. They are Iudith
Anne Barker, Helen Mears, Ethel England,
Betty Io Iackson, Bill Dorsey, Iames
Maxwell, Kenneth Drake, Ray Copeland,
and Billy Ioe Whitted.
The "ag" boys seem to be having a
good time torturing that calf!
Mr. I. W. Dorsey and Mr. Millington.
county supervisor, took on as two Future
Farmers display their projects.
The vocational agriculture work has
been handicapped because the spon-
sor, Mr. I. W. Dorsey. was injured and in
the hospital several months.
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The emblem of the Future Farmers
Anita Sheaffer. Future Farmers' Sweet-
A typical scene in the sewing room of the
home economics cottage.
The cooking class watches a demonstration
by Mrs. Ola Mae Hawkins.
The home economics students served morning
Coffee to the teachers on the day school was
dismissed tor the Christmas holidays.
The officers ot the Future Homemakefs Club
are Ellen Knape, reporterg Betty Ireland, secre-
taryg Evelyn Neeley, vice pre-sidentg and Colleen
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The Campus Theater, senior high dramatic club, is sponsored by Mrs. Beth Skinner. Pictured are
Cleft to rightl, first row, Novalyn Chiles, Susie Latham, Anita Sheaffer, Iessabell Canady, Grace Hopkins,
Marian Woods, second row, Sheri Alexander, Sue Clark, Shirley Smith, Wanda Segelquist, Gloria Nichols,
Mary Edith Sheaffer, third row, Ierry Pentecost, Iimmie Lynch, Nell Goode, Dorothy Chappell, Betty
McKinney, Pauline Plaster, back row, Claude Cox, Sandy Green, I. V. Thompson, Allen Gray, Lionel Clark,
George Kreuzer, Bube Hering, Mrs. Skinner, and Albert Lee Furnace.
Billy Ioe Whitted took the lead in the The Iunior class presented Charles Dickens'
Iunior play as "Scrooge" Carol" just before Christmas.
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THE PHOTOGRAHY CLUB
The members of the Photography Club learn to take pictures, develop them, cmd print them
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1ss aine rd, sponsor, IS pictured here with Bernelle Kendrick, Billy Whitted, Hubert Lewis
Marten Gladfelter, Ioe Garza, Gene Shannon, and Donald Graham.
, THE ART CLUB
1--M Mrs. Cherry Simpson, sponsor formed the Art Club in order t '
, o give
students who are not taking art and who are interested in art, a chance to do some art work
during the year. Pictured above with Mrs. Simpson are Kyle Wilson, Casirnira Quintanilla,
Gloria Qui ta 'll F '
n ni a, rances Huepers, Odessa Rodgers, Mildred Macek, Ierry Iourdan, and Wanda
THE RADIO CLUB
The Radio Club is made up of boys interested in amateur radio broadcasting. Those pic-
tured are Klelt to rightl first row, Frank Truksa, George Strouhal, George Laigle, Donald Curry,
Sammy Powers, second row, Billy Styles, Carlis Scroggins, Billy Abbott, Ioseph Boyd, Charlie
Ware, third row, Mr. I. M. l-lolst, sponsor, Bill Dorsey, and Roy Dean Welch.
The chemistry class performinq
an experiment. ln the picture are Mr. Iohn Holst,
Winona Grammer, Frances Carter, Fred Iohansen, Joyce Hayes
and Kenneth Palmer.
The cabinet of the Y-Teens
meets every Wednesday at
activity period as cr club.
Officers are Billie Doris
McGinnes, program chair-
mcmg Iudy Seller, secretaryg
Marie Richter, vice presi-
dent: lo Ann Tilley, treas-
llberz Betty lean Edomm, re-
ligious chairmanp Iune Live-
ly, social chairmang and
Mary lo Pugh, president.
Members of the Y-Teens
are Louise Wood, Miss Ar-
lyne Haggard, sponsor, An-
na Stephens. Clara Herzilr,
Winona Gramrner, Shirley
Hagler, Pat Stone, Grace
Hopkins. Billie Dorris McGin-
nes, Harriet De Witt, Iudy
Seller, Esther Williams, Ma-
rie Richter, Iune Lively, Io
Ann Tilley, Dorothy,Chap-
pell. Mary Io Pugh, and Iu-
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The Girl Scouts sponsored
a tea March l2 to celebrate
the birthday of scouting in
America. The Little House
was decorated with flowers
and samples of scout work.
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The senior Girl Scouts
have rnet regularly this year
in the Girl Scout Little House
with their leaders, Miss Es-
telle Cope, Miss Martha Ruth
Rogers. and Mrs. Beth Skin-
Scouts in the picture are lirorit rowl Gloria Nichols. Io Ann Tilley,
Winona Grammer, Dorothy Chappell, Nell Goode, and Betty l'ean
Edomm: Csecorid rowl Shirley Hagler, Esther Williams, and Mary Io
Pugh: lthird rowl Iune Lively, Pat Stone. and Harriet De Witt.
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Scouts performing a
flag raising ceremony
as the student body
Troop 38 of the Sea Scouts after
passing the inspection that Won them
a summer cruise to Alaska. At the
extreme right is Mr. Gene Newman,
scouting director of the Bay Council
The Air Scouts is a division of our extensive
scouting program. Alvin has more scouts per
square inch" than any other town in the United
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We wonder whether they won cr prize!
A group of Alvin teachers
strolling through the main
building of the Brcxzoricx
County Fgir ot Angleton
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fair Without cotton candy and Q ferris wheel?
are from the annual
Circus which is a part of the P.T.A,
carnival on Hallowe'en night.
Don"z tell anybody, but those clows are Cleft to right! Delores
Vaughn, Mary Ann Spears, Mary Russell, and Louise Wood.
me rerrecuy 1-'eerless
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The triumphal blare of the trumpet, the ladies of the court
in their beautiful, new, pastel evening gowns and the men look.
ing especially handsome on this night of nights-all are famil-
iar sights at the Coronation sponsored by the P. T. A. as a part
of the annual Halloween Carnival.
The queen, Pauline Plaster, and the king, Albert Lee Furnace,
were members of the Iunior Class. Others in the Coronation
were Novalyn Marie Chiles, lack Fralick, Reta Del Bello, Carol
lean Libby, Mary Leah Stanton, lames Henry Welch, Frances
Prater, Iimmie Lynch, Helen Camazzola, Billy Ray Miller, Ierr
Monarch, Allan Williams, Betty lean McKinney, Robert Hering
Susie Latham, Harold Plautz, Mary Iuanita Berry, and Doroth
Chappell. Flower girls, train bearers, and Cupid were loyc
Pucelc, Kathryn Bowman, Shary Davis, and Frances Glasgow
Roy and Royce Yount ltwinslg and Norma lean Hillyer. Trumpets
and herald were Iudith Barker and loe Duke. The whole alfa
was interlaced with humor from that versatile jester, Dale Lewi:
The Royal Harpist, Miss Helen Horton
The Queen, Miss Pauline Plaster
IUNIOR PLAY-LAST YEAR
The Iunior Class play last year. "The
Whole Town's Talking." cleared nearly
two hundred dollars. The members had
:anly three weeks to practice: but on Feb-
ruary 5. the big night. the performance
was an acknowledged success.
The cast included Almeda Coward.
Daniel Doerr. Winona Grammer. Kenneth
Drake. Shirley Hagler. Alvin Iimmerson.
lack Idoux. Esther Williams. Harriet De
Witt. Bonnie Logsdon. Robert Lee Miller.
Shirley Smith. Nettie Porter. and Mary
fo Pugh. The prompters were Ioann
Rairigh. and Enid Underwood. Elizabeth
Esquivel sang a solo between acts.
1947 SENIOR CLASS PLAY
The cast of the Senior Class production.
"Best Foot Forward." is shown here at
one of the first rehearsals.
The characters are Iames Maxwell,
George Strouhal, Alvin Iimmerson, Pat
Stone. Truman Milling. Io Ann Tilley, Ken-
neth Drake. Dale Lewis. Shirley Smith.
Esther Williams. Norman Peterson. Daniel
Doerr. Shirley I-Iagler. Iimmie Coleman.
Robert Lee Miller. Frances Prater and
The The ciier
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The seniors all look happy on this
graduation night when they receive
Audrey Iean Durant and Bill Dorsey,
two seniors, receive the American Le-
gion Award for the second time at
award night. Pictured with them is
the late Alger Iones, representing the
Excitement runs high as the '46 seniors
prepare for the graduation services.
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"Photograph Gallery" Click Click Club
stunt, swung into second place with a
dramatization of agnother taking her four
'little darlings" to have their picture
The baby show, "Tinkerville Toddlers
furnout," brought the Press Club third
alace. The kids gamboled about on the
tage to the distress of their mothers.
Stunt Nite has become a tradition in
Alvin High. The event, sponsored an-
nually by the Press Club to raise funds for
the annual, gives each student a chance
to get up on the stage with his organiza-
tion, and-anything 'can happen!
The Boy's Quartet, who presented
Barbershop Ballyhoo, ballyhooed their
way to first place.
Iames Maxwell and Anita
Sheafiler entertained with
duets on the trombone and
saxophone. The band pre-
sented gifts to Director R. C.
King and to Dolores Hue-
pers, drum major, for their
loyalty to the band.
Band Prom it
Vlasta Bayer, Alvin Higlrs most famous bubble
dancer, was the featured performer at the Band Val-
entine Prom, which proved to be one of the most
colorful social events of the year.
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The annual choir banquet was held
n the cafeteria on March 22, 1946. The
nembers of the choir had voted to
iave an informal affair, and this,
zclded to the fact that there was no
speaker, made it a rather unusual ban-
Kenneth Drake, who acted as toast-
naster, introduced the guests and an-
iouncecl the program.
Alter being entertained by a quartet
:nd some "magic" CPD stunts by Ken-
teth Drake, the choir rounded out the
evening with dancing.
A musical theme was carried out in
he banquet. A huge staff with notes
suspended on the lines formed the first
Jhrase of "I Can't Begin to Tell You."
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THE CHOIR BANQUET
The band held its annual formal
banquet February l4, 1946, in the
The speaker, Mr, R. A. Tampke,
music professor at San Marcos
State Teachers' College, will be
remembered for his unusual
speech. He began with a stack of
papers in front of him and as he
used each sheet of "notes" he
threw it on the floor, occassionally
having to pick up one he had dis-
carded by "accident"
The band members and their
guests concluded the evening's en-
tertainment with dancing.
' A group of hopeful
Daisy Maes on the
morning of the race. y
Sadie Hawkins' Day-that's the
day all the girls wait for with
bated breath, 'cause that's +
when they get a chance, by t
fair means or foul, to get their ,wiki
The pride of Dogpatch
Mammy and Salomey
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,"P1aymates, come out
and play with
lill dressed up and ready
The "kiddies" are at the
Jicnic in the park. T
riorrow they have to grow
Y for mischief
On the annual Kid Day seniors "let their hair
down" by donning short dresses, knee
breeches, and bonnets. They drag huge baby
dolls, sling shots, and balloons. The seniors present an assembly program
in the morningq and the afternoon is taken up by parties and
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The social event of the yeas
The Iunior-Senior banquet la:
year presented an array c
forrnals, dress suits, ties, an
ners that can't be forgotten.
The lights in the recreation ha.
were dimmed to a romanti
glow for the prom following thi
banquet, and refreshment
were- just "out of this world."
The Press Club Banquet-thc
was the affair where aboL
eight girls changed their plac
cards hoping to sit by Dal
Lewis. Yep, that's our boy
The cafeteria was decorated i
circus style with a miniatur
merry-go-round for the cente
piece. Mrs. H. Walter Peter
performed magic tricks.
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The Alvin High School Yellow Iackets. pictured here, are as follows: FRONT ROW Cleft to rightl
Frank Villalovas, Milton Hood, Edward Cole. Edward Adams, Allan Wood, Eddie Witt. and Laurence
Walker: SECOND ROW, Iud Alexander, Lionel Clark, Iames Iones, lack Idoux, Harold Plautz, Iimmy
Coleman, Billy Bennett, and lohn Crainer: THIRD ROW, Robert Lee Miller, manager, Vinton Moore,
Bube Hering, Iames Smylie, Billy Io Plaster, Albert Lee Furnace, Tacho Garza, lack Green, Bobby
Forgy, Alvin Iimmerson, Bob Alexander, Henry Winston, Billy Ray Miller, Iimmie Lynch. and Norman
Betty lean McKinney
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Nederland , .,.. . 0 21
Galena Park A , U l, U 14
Aldine . .lee, , , U 6
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Freeport .r eo,, ,on U 27
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One ofthe Alvin grid boys is run- T
ming hard to tackle an opponent. -
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ctsgibrellas come up. but fans still
ch the game.
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Elaine. even when the rains come-
ose coaches. Maxwell and Iohn-
The Alvin Yellow Iackets cage team is
shown above. Front row: Edward Cole.
guard: lack Idoux, forward: Truman Mill-
ing. forward: Iames Iones, center: Nor-
man Peterson. forward: second row: Ed-
ward Adams, guard: Iarnes Smylie. cen-
ter: Don Parks, forward: and Frank Villa-
lovas, all-state Class A guard: third row
Harold Plautz, guard: Alvin Iimmerson,
center: and Iimmie Coleman, guard.
The lackets won 23 games and lost 5
during a highly successful season which
saw them win the title of District 23A
from Aldine by Winning two out of three
games. They won the Region Vl title by
defeating Huntsville and Wharton. Then
they went to Austin, defeated Levelland,
and lost loy one point to East Mountain,
the state Winner in Class A. By defeating
McCamey, they placed third in Class A
in the state. The boys give unlimited
praise to Coach Johnstone Cleftl for his
skill and leadership.
QS? TWA E
The entire lacket Squad is
shown here, dressed for one ot
their practices. The practice
sessions between the A and B
teams greatly aided the teams
Icxmes Smylie sinks a Crip
shot in a B-string game with
Angleton as Don Parks waits
tor the rebound.
lBelow, lettl Tinker Plcrutz
sinks a tree shot in an A-string
game with Texas City.
fBelow, rightl lack Idoux
scores a field goal against
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Milling leaps high to take a shot in
this play-off game with Aldine for the
title of District 23A. Iones C30l and
Cole 1275 are seen coming in tor the
Milling tails in an at-
tempt to block the shot of
an Aldine player.
Pep rallies were held in
the gym at tournament
time. Coach Mike Iohn-
stone talks, preceding the
journey to the regional
IN TRAMURAL CHAMPIONS t
Basketball intramural cham-
pions, shown at the right, are
lfront rowl Ierry Murphy, Eddie
Witt. and Bobby Iourdan.
floack rowl Billy Styles. Iimmie
Lynch. Billy Abbott. and lack
Winona Grammer and Do-
lores Huepers entered the In-
terscholastic League tourna-
ment in girls' doubles, while
Carol Libby upheld the honor
of the boys in singles. The dis-
trict tournament was held in
Alvin this year.
The girls were allowed to enter
interscholastic competition in volley-
ball this year. The team is shown
here with their sponsor, Mrs. Hester
Petrisky: Clfront rowl Sheri Alexan-
der, Neltha Iohnson, Dolores Hue-
pers. Ruth Shannon. Winona Gram-
rner: Csecond rowl Mrs. Petrisky.
Ruth Ellen Henry. Io Ann Tilley. Pat
Stone. Loraine Kelarek. and Betty
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Below: Eyes left in order -
too slow, Bemelle!
Good form in returning!
Keep your eyes on the bull!
Volleyboll, in season
to some, but not to Nell.
Bicycling or -
bottoms up - you
Mrs. Hester Petrisky, girls' physi-
col eclucoiion director. Rolls must
be checked, come sun or storm. '
its ,tl 3 '.,, ,A-
Yea Team Fight!!
The Friday morning yell practices are
almost as much a part of football season
as the games are.
The workers at the "coke" stand on the
football field are Marian Higgins. Iudy
Iones, Evelyn Neeley, lohn Burge, Mr.
Paul Fulwider, Wanda Willeford. lllfmifd
Mears, Thelma Meyers. Elsie lohnson.
cmd Lois Lewis.
Truman Milling. Alfred Frobe:g, W. G
Middlebrook, and Donald Eernisse re-
ceive from Coach Stapp Maxwell the
Tinnin Cup, which is presented at I-lwarc
Night to the year's most outstanding
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"Yellow Iacket": associate editor "Clar-
Harriet De Witt. editor of the "Yellow
Kyle Wilson, winner of grand prize in
art at Brazoria County Fair.
Billy Whitted and Bemelle Kendrick won
medals for the best acting on Stunt Nite.
Esther Alvin Contestant for
Queen of Brazoria County Fair.
Daniel Doerr. Alvin representative at
Boys' State in Austin last summer.
Dale Lewis. editor of the "Clarion."
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Marie Richter. orgcmist.
Albert Lee Fumcxce. president of Student
Bill Moore. Lone Stcn' Farmer.
Dolores Huepers. drum mcxior.
George Lazigle, valedictorian.
Lois Reiger. salutatoriun.
lack Idoux. assembly chairmcm.
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BOARD OF EDUCATION
l. E. Harrimcm, president Max Vogan. secretary, tax assessor and collector
W. R. McDaniel George Duncan
Dr. H. E. Metz A. W. Brown
F. A. Duke
W. H. Meyers
Principal of Senior High School
B.S.. M.S.. Texas A.611Vl. College
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A. G. Welch, Superintendent ol Schools A 'I 'Q' ,
B.A.. M.A., Mercer University
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O. V. Robinson
Principal of Iunior High School
B.S.. Sam Houston State
M.E.. Texas A.GM. College
Bessie Mae Kee, B.S.,
Sam Houston State Teachers
M. Ed., University of Texas
English, Senior High
I. W. Dorsey, B.S., M.S.,
Texas A. 6, M. College
Mrs. Cherry Simpson, B.A.,
North Texas State Teachers
Art, Senior and Iunior High
R. Paul Fulwider. B.S.,
Ball State Teachers College
Iunior and Senior High
Arlyne Haggard, B.S.,
Texas State College
Willie B. Finger, B.S.,
Sam Houston State Teachers
MA., University of Houston
Senior High School
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Maud Benson. B.S.,
University of Houston
Librarian, lunior High
S. N. Maxwell, B.S., M.S.,
Texas A. 6, M. College
Coach, Physical Education
Rose B. Wyatt, B.S., M.S.
North Texas State Teachers
Social Studies. Iunior High
Mrs. Minnie Fincher, BJL
University ot Texas
Spanish. Supervised Study
Mary Ray Wood, B.S., M.A.
George Peabody Teachers
Social Studies. Senior High
Elaine Ard. BJ-L. MJL.
Texas State College for Women
Mona Daniel, B.A., M.A.
Sam Houston State Teachers
Social Studies. Senior High
Mrs. Hester Petrisky, B.A.,M.A
Southwest Texas State
Louise Payte. BJ-L, MJ-l..
Southwest Texas State
English. Iunior High
lack Glasgow, B.S.
Texas College of Arts and
Coach. Science. Iunior High
O. T. Barker, B.S.
Texas State Teachers Colleg
M.E., Texas A.6.M.
Senior. lunior High
Mike lohnstone, B.S.
Stephen F. Austin State
Assistant Coach, Mathematics
Senior and Iunior High
Vema Browning, B.A.
University ot Calilomia
English. Senior High
Anona Brown. B.S.
Sam Houston State Teachers
Iunior and Senior High
Mrs. Beth Skinner, BJL
Sam Houston State Teachers
Speech, Senior High
Merle Weir. B.A.. BJ.
Mary Hardin-Baylor College
MJL. University ot Texas
luniox and Senior High
Ida May Rundell. B.A.
English. Iunior High
Helen Horton, B.M.
Piano. Iunior and Senior High
Mrs. Edna Shaw. B.S.
East Texas State Teachers
Reaaing. Iunior High
R. Cecil King, B.A.
South West Texas State
Iohn M. Holst, B.S.
Sam Houston State Teachers
Science. Senior High
Evelyne Strickland. B.A.. B.S. in
LS.. MJL, Texas State College
Librarian. Senior High
Mrs. Ola Mae Hawkins, B.S.
Sam Houston State Teachers
Home Economics. Senior Hign
Martha Ruth Rogers, R.N. Estelle Cope, B.A.
Methodist Hospital Union University
ILA., University of Houston Guidance
Alma lean Wade, B.S.
East Texas State Teachers
Social Studies, Iunior High
C. P. Munz, B.S.
Texas BLM. College
Iunior and Senior'High
Mrs. Lenoir Amold
Supervisor of the Cafeteria
Annie Laurie Petsick. B.A.
Mary Hardin-Baylor College
M.A.. University of Texas
Mathematics. Iunior High
Mrs. Yvonne Studer
Secretary to the Superintendent
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Ikey brings home a buck.
School bus drivers are Leon Weaver. Pascal Lutes.
Buck Eaton. R. E. Ripley. Clarence Slataper. and
M. I. Sowell.
lVIiss Rogers ties up Mickey's sore toe.
5, 6. and 7 show Miss Haggard, Mrs. Fincher.
Miss Finger. and Miss Rundell ready for work.
Teachers at play on Galveston Beach.
Ikey and Mr. Sowell claim to be working. but we
don't know about Coach.
Mr. Daniel. the boss of iunior high. poses amid
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The Senior Class officers are Mary Edith Sheaffer t
Ioe Duke, president' H '
, amet De Witt. vice president: and locmr
Their friendly good humor
cmd cheerful smiles inspired the
Senior Class to el
Williams and Norman Peterson
1947 C1 '
Student Council '44-'46, president '45-'461
Football '45-'47g Athletic Club '44-47g '
Campus Theater '46-'47g Coronation '44-
'45g National Honor Society.
Football '46-'47g Athletic Club '46-'471
Intramural basketball '46-'47g Transferred
from Schreiner Institute '46.
Home Economics Club '44-'46g Library
Club '46-'47g Intramural volleyball '45-'47.
Sea Scouts '46-'471 Band '44-'47, Ser-
geant-at-Arms '46-'47g Band Club '44-'47,
Home Economics Club '44-'45g Choir '44-
'47g Intramurals '44-'47g Band '45-'46g
Campus Theater '46-'47,
Press Club '44-'45I Choir '44-'46g Stunt
Nite '44-'45g Yellow Iacket Staff '44-'45g
Clarion Staff '45-'46g Student Council '44-
'46g Athletic Club '45-'46g Quill and Scroll
Choir '45-'47g Student Council '45-'46g
Stunt Nite '45-'46g Circus '46-'471 Campus
Intramural basketball '45-'462 Variety
Club '44-'45g Science Club '46-'47p Library
NELVA DEAN CARRELL
' Future Homemakers '44-'46g Choir '45-'47g
Girls' Athletic Club '45-'46g Campus
Theater '46-'47g Intramurals '46-'47.
Band '44-'47, vice-president '46-'47f Stu-
dent Council '44-'45g Athletic Club '45-'46g
Future Homemakers '46-'47g Campus
Theater '46-'47g Coronation '46-'47.
Variety Club '44-'45g Boy Scouts '44-'47f
Intramurals '44-'46g Athletic Club '45-'46g
Football '45-'46g Campus Theater '46-'47.
47 Future Homemakers Club 44 45 Y
Teens '45- 47, Circus '45- 46 Athletic Club
45 46 Runner Up Most Beautiful 45 46
Campus Theater 46 47 Coronation 46
HARRIET DE WITT
Future Homemakers '451 Campus Theater
46 47 transferred from Memphis Texas
Football Manager '44-'45g Intramurals
'44-'47g Football '45-'46g Press Club '44-'45g
Choir '44-'472 Athletic Club '45-'47g Stunt
Nite '44-47g Basketball '45-47.
Band '44-'47g Choir '44-'46f Stunt Nite '44- ii' X
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Library Club '45-'46g Circus '44-'45.
Press Club '44-'47g Stunt Nite '44-'45g
Clarion Staff '44-'47g Carnival '44-'46f
Intramurals '44-'45g Future Homemakers
'46-'47g Iunior Play '46g Choir '46-'47g
Runner-Up, Smile Queen '46-'47.
Future Farmers '44-'47, president '45-'46,
'46-'47p Intramurals '45-'46:
Campus Theater '46-'47.
Athletic Club '45-'47g Intramural b
Press Club '44-'47g Y-Teens '44-'47g Iunior
Class reporter '45-'46g Senior vice presi-
dent '46-'47g Stunt Nite '45-'47g Clarion
Staff '45-'47g Yellow Iacket Staff, circu-
lation manager '45-'46g editor, '46-471
unior la '45 '46 National Honor Socie
I ' p Y - : -
ty '45-'47g Quill and Scroll '45-'47g Runner-
Up Most Likely to Succeed '46 '47
'X ' Sand '44
47, president '46-'47g Variety
452 Intramurals '44-'47g Band
475 Stunt Nite '45-'47g Iunior
4654 Student Council '46-'47g
471 Basketball '45-'46,
KENNETH DRAKE E
Choir '44-'47, vice president '46-'47f Sex-
tet '45-'47g Boys 'Quartet '45-'47g Music
Club '45-'47g Intramural baseball '45-'47g
lunior Play '45-'46g '46-'47f Yell Leader
Band '44-'47g Intramural Basketball '44-
'47g Choir '44-'45g '46-'47g Boy Scouts '44-
'46g Band Club '45-'47g Senior Class presi
dentg Coronation '46g lunior Play '46-'47g
National Honor Society.
SARA GARCIA -
Circus '44-'45g Library Club '45-'46g
Future Homemakers '45-'46.
X BOBBY FORGY
Football '44-'47g Athletic Club '44-'47g
'M Circus "44-'46I Choir Club '45-'46g Intra-
. 3 mural baseball and basketball '44-'45g
Campus Theater '46-'47.
Band '44-'47g Y-Teens '44-'45g Stunt Nite
'44-'47g Circus '44-'46g Intramural basket-
E ball and volleyball '44-'46f Intramural
. baseball '45-'46g Athletic Club '45-'46g
Campus Theater '46-'47g Future Home-
Intramural volleyball and baseball '44-
'47g Future I-Iomemakers '44-'45g Library
Club '45-'462 Press Club '46-'47.
Band '46-'47g Campus Theater '46-'47g
Intramural basketball '46-'47g transferred
from Wheeling, West Virginia, '46.
Press Club '44-'45g Art Staff of Yellow
Iacket '45-'451 '46-'47g Stunt Nite '44-'47g
Circus '44-'47g Iunior'Playg Choir '45-'47g
Intramural basketball and volleyball '45-
Runner-Up, Best-All-Around '45-'461 Yell
Leader '46-'47g Student Council '46-'47g Y-
Teens '46-'47g Music Club '46-'471 Most
I Representative '46-'47.
I SHIRLEY ANN HAGLER
Stunt Nite '44-'47g Press Club '44-'47g Band
'44-'45g Circus '44-'47g Student Council
'45-'46I National Honor Society '45-'47g
Circulation Manager Yellow Iacket '46-
'47g Y-Teens '45-'47g Iuriior Playg Quill and
Scroll '46-'471 Senior Play '47p Clarion
IACK GREEN - E ,fi
Footballg Variety Club '44-'45g Coronation ' h -
'44-'45g Intramural basketball and base- ' .K
.ball '44-'47g Boy Scoutsg Campus Theater 1 - xl' ' g I
'46-'471 Runner-Up, Most Representative
'46g Athletic cittb '45-'46, presidentg ft-
Football, Science Club '43-'44, Iunior Play
'44-'45, Athletic Club '44-'47, Basketball
'45-'47g Stunt Nite '45-'47, Coronation '42-
'43g '46-'47, Campus Theater '46-'47, Foot-
ball captain '46.
RUTH ELLEN HENRY
Circus '44-'47f Stunt Nite '44-'45g Intra-
murals '44-'46g Future l-lomemakers '45-
'46g Campus Theater '46-'47.
Circus '43-'44, Future I-lomemakers '43-
'44, Intramural volleyball and basketball
'43-'45g Choir '45-'461 Carnival Queen '44-
'45g Press Club '44-'45.
Band 44 47, Twirler 45 46, Drum malor
'46-'47, Intramural basketball and volley-
ball '44-'45g Circus '44-'46, Athletic Club
'45-'46f Campus Theater '46-'47g National
Football '44-'46, captain '46-'47g Basket-
ball '44-'47, captain '46-'47, Athletic Club
'44-'47, Runner-Up, Most Popular Boy '44-
'45g Best Athlete '47-'465 Iunior Play '45-
'462 Student Cou
ncil A44-'46, vice presi-
dent '45-'46g Friendliest Boy '46, President
Iunior Class '46, Intramurals '45-'47, Base-
ball '47, Assembly Chairman 746-'471 Most
,Charming Boy '46-'47.
BETTY IO IACKSON
Choir Club '44-'47, Girl's Sextette '44-'47,
Choir '44-'47, Stunt Nite '44-'47, Circus '44-
'471 Intramural volleyball and baseball
'45-'47, Future l-lomemakers '45-'46.
Iunior Play '46, Athletic Club '44-'46,
Intramural basketball '44-'47, Variety
Club '44-'45, Band '44-'451 Boy Scouts '44-
'45g Football '45-'46, Basketball '46-'47,
.Intramural Football '46.
Library Club '44-'45, Press Club '44-'471
Secretary '46-'47, Circus '44-'46, Intra-
mural basketball and volleyball '45-'47-
slum Nite '45-'47, Yellow Iacket Staff '45l
Stunt Nite '44-'461 Basketball '44-'47g
Future Farmers '43-'47g Intramural bas-
ketball, baseball, and football '43-'47,
Baseball '45-'47, Athletic Club '44-'47,
Smile King '47.
at it if
EMMA LAVONNE IORDAN
Music Club '44-'45, Circus '44-'45f Choir
'44-'47, Future Homemakers '45-'47, Intra-
mural volleyball '46-'47,
Science Club '44-'45, Intramural basket-
ball, football, and volleyball '44-'46, Foot-
Basketball '46-'47, Athletic
Boy Scouts '44-'45,
Y-Teens '44-'45, Stunt Nite '45, Choir '45-
'47, Circus '45-'46, Intramural basketball,
volleyball, and baseball '45-'47f Library
Club '46-'47, Future I-lomemakers '47.
BETTY GLYN KETTLER
Circus '44-'45, Library Club '44-'45 Intra
mural baseball, basketball, volleyball
'45-'46y Athletic Club '45-'46, Choir Club
IOY KENDRICK '
Circus '44-'45f Future Homemakers '44-
47 Stunt Nite '44-'47, Library Club '45-
46 Click Click Club '46-'47, secretary.
Library Club '44-'45, Intramural basket
ball, football '44-'47, Air Scouts '46- 47
President home room '46-'47p Valedic
torian '47, Science Club '46-'47.
MARY LOUISE KIRK
Circus 44-'45, Intramural volleyball, bas-
ketball and baseball '44-'47g Choir '44-
47 Music Club '44-'47, Future Home-
Band '42-'43, Camera Club '42-'43, U.S.
Navy '43-'46, Sea Scouts '46-'47, Choir
'46-'47, Stunt Nite '46-'471 Click Click Club
Quill and Scroll '46-'47, president '46-'47:
Most Likely to Succeed '47g Clarion Staff
'45-'47, Editor '45-'47, Intramural football
'45-'46f Press Club '45-'47, Coronation '46g
Yellow lacket Staff '46-'47, Senior Play
"47, transferred from West Columbia '45.
Football '45-'47, Itnramural basketball
and football '45-'47, Most Handsome '45-
'46g Athletic Club '45-'46f Future Farmers
'45-'47g Coronation '45-'46, Clarion Staff
'46-'47, Runner-up Most Charming '46-'47,
Campus Theater '46-'47f transferred from
N ORMA LIRA
Future Homemakers '44-'45, Library Club
45 46 Study Club '46-'47.
Band 44- 47 reporter 46- 47- Music Club '2 it A
44-45' Choir 44-47- National Band 4
Orchestra and Choral Honor Society 45-
471 Stunt Nite 45- 47' Band Club 45- 47- "
Clarion Statt 47. t
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'45-'46g Press Club '46-'47g Choir '46-'47.
ROBERT LEE MILLER
Basketball '45-'47g Future Farmers '45-'47,
vice president '46-'47g Iunior play '45-'462
Stunt Nite '45-'46g Football Manager '46-
'47g Campus Theater T46-'47g Athletic Club A
'46"47' TRUMAN M11.L1NG
Football"45-'47g Matsushita Cup Winner
'45-'46Y All-District First Team '45-'46p
Future Farmers '45-'47g Intramurals '45- .-
'47g Air Scouts '46-'47p Choir '46-'47. 7
Future Farmers '44-'47g Lone Star Farmer
'47g Intramural basketball '44-'47f Home
room secretary '46,
Future Homemakers '45-'47, president
'46-'47g Choir '45-'47g Circus '46-'47.
MARY IOYCE NEWSOM
Athletic Club '44-'45g Award of Merit in
Scholastic Art Contest '45-'46g Stunt Nite
'45-'461 Art Club '46-'47, president '46-'47,
Athletic Club '44-'45g Future Homernakers
'45-'46g Stunt Nite '45-'46g Circus '45-'46g
Choir '46-'47g Campus Theater '46-'47.
. NORMAN PETERSON
l lntramural basketball '45-'472 Press Club
'45-'47g Vice president Iunior Class '46g
Student Council '45-'46g Historian '45-'46g
Basketball '45-'47g Baseball '45-'461 Stunt
Nite '45-'47g Athletic Club '46-'47g Football
Manager '46-'47g Art Editor Clarion '46-
'47g Senior Favorite '46-'471 Yellow Iacket
MARY EDITH SHEAI-'PER
1 SAMMY POWERS
Future Farmers '44-'46g Intramural base-
ball '45-'46g Stunt Nite '46-'47g Radio Club
Intramural basketball and baseball '
'47g Variety Club '43-'441 Basketball '44
'47g Football '44-'47, co-captain '45-'
Athletic Club '45-'47g Coronation
National Honor Society '45-'47.
MARY IO PUGH
Y-Teens '44-'47, president '46-
Nite '45-'46g Award ot Merit Scholastic Art
Contest '45-'46g Art Clubg Yellow lacket
Art Staftg National Honor Society '47.
Band '44-'47, secretary '44-'47g Variety
Club, treasurer '44-'45g Y-Teens '44-'47g
Stunt Nite '44-'47g Intramural basketball
'44-'45f Circus '44-'46g Press Club '45-'47,
president '46-'47g Student Council '45-'46g
National Honor Society '46-'47g Senior
Play '47g Clarion Staff '46-'47g Quill and
Scroll '46-'471 Runner-up, Most Charming
Press Club '44-'47g Band '44-'47, reporter
'45-'46g Quill and Scroll '45-'47g parlia-
mentarian '46-'47g Stunt Nite '44-'47g
Iunior play '45-'46f Most Likely to Suc-
ceed '46-'47g Senior Class secretary '46-
'47g Associate editor Yelloy locket '46-'47g
Associate editor Clarion '46-'47.
Choir '45-'46g Art Club '46-'47.
Future Farmers '45-'47g Science Club '44-
'451 Intramural basketball '44-'46.
Future Homemakers '44-'45g Library Club
'45-'47g Student Librarian '45-'47g Intra-
mural volleyball '46-'47g Salutatorian '47,
Future Homemakers '44-'45g Sophomore
Favorite '44-'451 Coronation '45-'46g Band
'46-'47g Campus Theater '46-'47g Senior
Class treasurer '46-'47g Student Council
'46-'47g National Honor Society.
Variety Club '44-'45g Campus Theater '46-
'47Y Intramural volleyball '44-'47.
Future Homemakers '44-'45, Band '44-'45,
Coronation '44-'46, Circus '46-'47, Stunt
Nite '44-'46, Y-Teens '45-'46f Campus
Theater, secretary '46-'47, lunior play,
Senior play, lntramural volleyball '46-'47,
Runner-up, Most Representative Girl '47.
Student Council '44-'45Y Y-Teens '44-'47,
Band '44-'45, Press Club '44-'47, Quill
and Scroll '45-'47, secretary '46-'47, Circus
'45-'47, Yellow Iacket Staff, Advertising
manager '45-'46, Business manager '46-
'47, lnterscholastic volleyball '46-'47f
Smile Queen '47, Associate editor of
Science Club '44-'45, lntramural basket-
ball '44-'47, Home room president '44-'45,
, Athletic Club '45-'46f Radio Club '46-'47,
Student Council '46-'47, National Honor
Campus Theater, stage manager '46-'47,
transferred from Fairfield, California '46-
IO ANN TII.LEY
Variety Club '44-'45, Y-Teens '45-'47,
cabinet '46-'47, Athletic Club '45-'461
Iunior play, Circus '44-'46, lntramural
basketball, volleyball, and tennis, Choir,
Air Scouts, scribe '46-'47,
Future Homemakers '44-'45, Y-Teens '44-
'45I Circus '44-'46, lntramural volleyball,
basketball, and baseball, Band 'Twirler
'45-'46, Press Club '45-'47, Choir '45-'47,
Circulation Manager of Clarion '46-'47.
HAZEL VAN NORMAN
Stunt Nite '45-'46, Intramural volleyball
'45-'461 Choir '46-'47, Press Club '46-'47,
transferred from Danbury '45-'46.
Stunt Nite '45-'46, Choir '46-'47, Press
Club '46-'47, Clarion Staff '46-'47, lntra-
mural volleyball '46-'47I transferred from
Y-Teens '44-'47, Press Club '44-'47, Choir
'45-'47, president '46-'47, Quill and Scroll
'45-'47, reporter '46-'47, National Honor
Society '45-'47f secretary-treasurer '46-
'47, Iunior Class treasurer '45-'46, Friend-
liest girl '45-'46, Stunt Nite '45-'46, lunior
play, Senior playf Representative to Bra-
zoria County Fair '46, Assistant assembly
chairman '46-'47, Senior Favorite '47,
Advertising Manager Yellow Iacket '47.
ENID UNDERWOOD 5 't
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Library Club '46-'47p' hoir '46-475 '
transferred from Go , waite High
Athletic Club '44-'47, Intramural bas-
ketball, football, and baseball '44-
MARY IUANITA BERRY
Coronation '46-'47, Campus Theater
'46-'47g Choir Club '44-'45p Stunt Nite
'45-'46, Intramural volleyball '44-'47,
Future Farmers '43-'47, president '45-
NEAL WRIGHT ,
'46, district reporter '44-'45, district
vice-president '46- '47g Intramural
basketball and baseball, Football
'44-'46p Runner-up, Best-All-Around
'45-'46, Runner-up, Smile King '46-
'47, Stunt Nite '45-47.
SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY
Uime: March 19.57l
Last week I hopped into my new jet-prQ-
pelled plane and went to all parts of the world
checking up on all my old friends of the Class
My first stop was Columbia University where
Lois Reiger. George Strouhal. and George
Laigle are conducting a conference on atomic
energy. Albert Einstein would have attended,
but he can no longer understand the goings-
Mary Iuanita Berry. the Tommy Manville oi
the lair sex, has just called off her eighth mar-
riage. The new man in her lite is Sandy
Green, multi-millionaire, who was also her sec:
ond husband. 5 '
Norman Peterson. coach and former six-feet?
four basketball star at the University of Texas,
has just led the Longhorns to their ninth con:
Iud Alexander is furnishing plenty of mate-
rial for Iimmie Lynch. who is sometimes re-
ferred to as the successor to Walter Winchell.
Iimmie Coleman. veteran showman, is trav-
eling with the Ringling circus ,as a stand-in for
Ioann Rairigh, who was named primary edu-
cation teacher of the year, has sacrificed fame
to teach titteenistudents 'ttive of them her ownl
in a small country school.
Harriet DeWitt. Nobel Prize winner, has just
sold her latest novel, the heated romance,
"Love in a Burning Boxcar," to Robert L. Mil-
ler's Motion Movies. Cast as the hero ,is lack
KLover-Boyl Green. and the heroine is Gloria
Glamor tin real lite Nicholsl. The hero wili
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SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY CContinuedJ
Neal Wright for the love of Miss Glamor.
Io Ann Tilley, nosey news commentator,
predicts the new star, Dolores Huepers. will
become another Bergman.
Almeda Coward with her thirteen kids is a
Arthur Armstrong. with his Cornet and his
featured singing star, Nelva Dean Carrell.
has just finished a two-year engagement at
the Schnetz Motel in Schnetzville, Idaho.
Louise Avitts is making recordings of old
songs in a method equaled before only by
Betty Hutton at the wicked Wax Studio,
owned by Winiree Wooster.
Iames Maxwell has just received his third
set of fingers after wearing them to the bone
on his mandolin playing with the "Sons of
Truman Milling is still at Lamar College
trying to letter in football.
Frances Prater has been seen lately at the
Stork Club with that wealthy play-boy,
We didn't get to talk to Iessabell Canady.
but We hear that she sings "From the halls
of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli" every
morning before breakfast.
Claude Cox. vice president of the Chevro-
let Company, has returned to Chicago after
visiting Alvin friends. His cute secretary,
Novalyn Chiles, is really going places.
Dorothy Chappell and ,Sue Clark, explorers
supreme, have just embarked on Capt. Lionel
Clark's steamer for darkest Africa, where
they expect to visit the diamond mines oper-
ated by Dan Doerr. Kenneth Drake. and Ioe
Kelly Swindell is the new U.S. ambassador
to the new Russian republic.
After all these years, Allen Gray has
written a sequel to "Open the Door, Richard."
It is entitled "Shut the Door, Richard."
Robert Hering and his Flying Chorus girls,
Winona Grammer. Nell Goode. Wanda
Segelquist, and Martha Johnson. have just
opened at Iames Iones' Burlesque Marquee.
Ruth Ellen Henry and Loraine Kelarek. joke
writers for lack Robinson's daily radio pro-
gram, have just won the Slap Happy Trophy
for their outstanding work.
lack Idoux has decided to settle down and
go to work after ten years as a professional
bum. Betty Io Iackson, the opera singer, is
considering giving him a job as her official
Alvin limmerson has just patented a new
can opener. Housewives Marian Higgins
and Emma Lavonne Iordan. can't wait for it
to come on the market.
Ioy Kendrick is in Shanghai covering the
Chinese civil war with her ever present flash
Dale Lewis. Hubert Lewis. and Tinker
Plautz have formed the law firm of Lewis,
Plautz, and Lewis. The purpose of the firm
is to protect the patent rights on Dale's new
typewriter which can spell without human
Frances Carter's novel, "Forever Roscoe,"
is in its second year as a best seller. Y
Sarah Garcia. Dorothy Gerhart, and Ruth
Ellen Henry are lobbying in Washington for
an anti-bachelor law. That famous Texas
senator, land bachelorl Bill Moore. is arguing
heatedly against the bill. Carlie Dalmolin.
the Presidents chauffer, tells us that the Presi-
dent has just bought a new Toner, that sen-
sational new car designed by Cliiiord Toner.
Lupe Cordova hit the jackpot on a quiz
show last night.
Norma Lira. Ellamae Mortensen, and
Evelyn Neeley are perfecting a new kind of
string bean by crossing tomatoes with navy
Betty Glynn Kettler and Mary Louise Kirk
are waging a battle royal over who will
finally marry Sammy Powers.
Mary Io Pugh is giving up her career as a
designer for a home and children. Casirnira
Quintanilla has made the same fateful
decision, but she plans to continue art as a
Shirley Smith and Pat Stone are yodeling
at the Bar-Y Dude Ranch for S25 a month.
Last nigth Mary Edith Sheaiter was biting
her nails, wondering what has become of
Bobby Forgy. She never did remember.
Esther Williams is still running from Miss
Weir who is trying to persuade her to sell
that last page of advertising for the 1947
Enid Underwood and Hazel Van Norman
have bought identical bright green dresses
from Helen West's dress shop, and now they
are tearing Helen's hair out for selling them
dresses just alike.
The members of the class think we should
all meet back on Alvin high campus next
summer for a reunion. So jump in your
rocket ship and your atomic buggies and
meet us on the plaza.
-By Dale Lewis
Harriet De Witt
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Bull Bennett President
Albert Lee Fumace Vzce President
Amta Sheatier Secretary Treasurer
Susle Latham Reporter
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SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS
Billy Ray Miller President
Reta Del Bello Vice-President
Carol lean Libby Secretary-Treasurer
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Pauline Bartos Paul Henderson Barbara Brittain
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when pictures for the yearbook were taken.
QYQUU l ZQ.-lFlOl'l
The Student Council is the link between
the faculty and student body. lt makes
regulations conceming traffic in the halls
and cafeteria and concerning other
school relationships. The council is com-
posed of members elected from each
home room. It meets at various times
during the school day when meetings are
needed. George Tacqucrd and Nancy Mebane represented the council at the state conference in Dallas
in February. The picture shows the Council giving an assembly program. Mr. Robinson is advisor
for the Student Council.
The Press Club publishes the junior high school
paper, the "Iunior High Lights." Miss Rose Wyatt
is the sponsor of the club. Kenneth Keener is editor
of the paper: Virginia Vilha is associate editor: and
Patsy Mach, art editor. The paper is mimeographed.
Mrs. I-lnona Brown, homemaking teacher. spon-
sors the Busy Bee Club and the Future Homemakers
The officers of the Busy Bee Club, made up of
seventh and eighth grade girls, are shown in the
small picture at the left. They are Weba Coward.
reporter: Patricia Alexander, vice president: Peggy
Darwin, president: Betty Io Dixon, treasurer: and
Betty Collom Knot shownl, secretary.
The Future Homemakers of junior high have a
separate chapter this year from high school. Their
officers lshown at left! are Cfront row! lessie Mae
Hatch. parliamentarian: Betty Lou Durant. president:
Donna Ruth Miller, secretary: Sue Eubanks. vice
president: lback rowl Theda lune Sprague, report-
er: and Patsy Hooper. treasurer.
SPIRIT OF IUNIOR HIGH
The junior high annual staff this year has
worked under the leadership of the co-
editors, Ieanine Harris and Sue Eubanks.
Lois Lewis is business manager, and
Genevieve Field is art editor. Their helpers
have been Iuanita Butler, Iosephine Truksa,
Elsie Iohnson, Ernestine Romans, Marjorie
Yore, Charles Abney, Everett Chapman,
Teddy Clark, Bessie Cobb, Frank Cole, Eva
lean Smylie, Leroy Davis, and Charles
Huckabee, and Patricia Baten. Miss Merle
Weir is the sponsor.
Miss Annie Laurie Petsick spon-
sors the International Friendship
Club and Virginia Nichols is the
president. It aims to encourage
understanding and friendship
among all nations. Club members
study the customs, history, and
geography of the nations of the
The picture above was made following the Christmas program given in
assembly by the International Friendship Club. The club also gave an
interesting exhibit of articles from loreign countries in Ianuary.
The boys' Athletic Club is under the
sponsorship of Coach Iack Glasgow.
'These boys are leaders in sports be-
cause ot their interest in all forms of
The Bible Club, ot which Miss Alma
ean Wade is the s onsor studies the
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history and geography of Bible 1ands,f
and encourages the habit of daily'
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The Spanish Club, sponsored by Miss
Louise Payte, was introduced to the Spanish
language this year. They sang Spanish
songs and leamed customs and games of
our Spanish-speaking neighbors.
The Phonograph Club includes those who
enjoy listening to music. Mr. R. Paul
Fulwider, the sponsor, plays records of
many types, giving club members oppor-
tunities to hear all kinds of music.
GOOD LITERATURE CLUB
The purpose of the Good Literature Club
is to promote wider interest in good litera-
ture cmd a fondness for reading. This group
will enjoy good literature all their lives.
Mrs. Edna Shaw is the sponsor. Members
are Ioan Canady, Iessie Mae Hatch, Mike
Hayes, Mildred Phillips, Merle Rodden, Mary
Louise Russell, Mateel Tovrea, and Delores
The Photography Club is sponsored by
Miss Elaine Ard, Whose hobby is photog-
raphy. This group learns to take good
camera pictures, and to develop and print
them. Perhaps a future yearbook or pro-
fessional photographer is in this club.
The Pep Club studies yells and prac-
tices new ones. The cheer leaders are
members of this group, which includes
also those who would like to come out
for yell leader at other times. Miss Ida
May Rundell is sponsor of the club. The
cheer leaders are the officers: Helen
McManus, president, Carmen Koonce,
vice president, and Kathryn Drake, sec-
Th boys' and girls' personality clubs, spdnsorecf respectively by Miss Maud Benson and Mrs.
Cherry Simpson, were so popular that additional personality clubs were organized at midterm. The
clubs learn correct manners, good grooming, and cultivate poise by taking part in social activities.
Occasionally both clubs join in a dance in the rotunda during club period. Members of the clubs
submitted to the sponsors questions which puzzled them in their social relationships, and these
questions were answered.
4 H CLUBS
The boys' 4 H Club has a membership of
38. Mr. Larry L. Burleson, county agent,
meets with the boys each month. Each boy
is expected to carry on an approved demon-
stration, which may be livestock or a crop.
The girls' 4 H Club consists of 42 mem-
bers, under the leadership of their sponsor,
Mrs. R. C. Marshall, and the county agent,
Miss Beatrice Elliott. The girls Work on
home projects to get points toward earning
their pins and going to summer camp.
The Alvin Iunior High School toot-
ball squad, the Mustangs, are shown
in the group at the right. tLeit to
right. first rowl Durie Martinez,
Kenneth Wood Cbackl, Benjamin
Huerta, Cornell De Witt, Dale Avant,
and Pete Monternayor, Ksecond rowl
Doyle Swinclell Cendl, Gaylon Tatum
Ccenterl, Iohn Long Cguardl, Iimmy
Darwin tendl, Odine Malek tguurdt, Iohn Iordan ltacklel, McDuttie Jones tendl, Edward Miller
ttacklel: tthird row! Iimmy Mitchell Cbackl, lack Mann ttac Iames Welch Cbackl, Ruben Adame
Cbackl, Howard Iohnson Kbackl, Mason Carter Cbackj, Holli Berry Kguardb, Harry Higgins tbackj
Iohnny Gonzales Cguardl, Coach lack Glasgow.
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The camera caught a group of Mustangs as
they paused for a moment during workout. They
are Lindell Abney, Iohn Iordan, Iimmy Darwin,
Billy Day, Leonard White, McDutfie Iones, Mason
Carter, and Iames Welch.
The Galena Park game on Octo-
ber 17, l946, is a bad memory:
score, 39 to 0 in favor of Galena
The band was faithful in atten-
dance at all the games and added
much to the enjoyment of each
IBelowl These are scenes from the
game between the Ninth Grade and
the rest of junior high last spring.
The 1947 Mustang basketball team is
shown in the picture at right: CI-'irst row!
Charles Huckabee, Iarnes Welch, Doyle
Swindell, Odin Malek, and Rodolfo
Garcia, Csecond rowl Coach I. H. Glas-
gow, Harry Higgins, McDuffie Iones, and
The picture at the right shows the entire
squads, both A and B strings. Those not
appearing in the picture of the A squad
are Billy Ray Goode, Hallie Triplett,
Edward Miller, George Tacquard, Iohn
Long, Ronald Childress, Iimmy Mitchell,
Ioe Davidson, Lewis Travis, Forrest Reed,
Charles Koster, Pat Daniel, loe Laredo,
Ruben Adame, Iohn Iordan, limmy
Darwin, Ierry Iones, and George Richie.
CBelow. right! A scene at the game
with Webster. CLeftJ Men of the faculty
play a junior high school team last spring.
NINTH GRADE PLAY
The Ninth Grade presented its class plcy,
"Strictly Formal," February 21. Mrs. Beth
Skinner directed the play. The scene at
right shows the cast studying their lines.
This tleltl is a familiar scene in junior high as
Christmas approaches. The Ninth Grade looks
torward with pleasure to the trimming ot its tree
in the rotunda. Other classes have their trees in
the home rooms.
The art students make colorful transparent murals '
for the doors at Christmas time.
The Ninth Grade Class last year pre-
sented three one-act plays instead of
a longer play. The scenes at lett
were taken from two of the plays. The
upper scene is from "Gentleman in the
Makingf' the lower, from "Sail Right
ln." The third play was "Green
Shadows." Mrs. Edna Shaw directed
the plays last year.
NINTH GRADE BANQUET
Each spring the seniors of
junior high entertain them-
selves With a banquet. The
pictures at the right show fac-
ulty and students ot the ninth
grade enjoying last year's ban-
quet. The class play is given
to pay for the banquet.
Pupils of junior high enjoy many fine
assembly programs during the year. Eacn
home room and most ot the clubs and other
organizations present programs sometime dur-
ing the yearr The picture at the left was taken
while Miss Petsick's home room waspresenting
their program last spring.
An annual event of springtime at junior
high school is Play Day. The afternoon is
' entirely devoted to sports and games of all
kinds. Almost every student participates in some organized sport. Usually the Sixth Grade from
elementary school visits junior high that day and takes part in the fun. This gives them a good intro-
duction to junior high life.
The picture above shows Ierrie Monarch Winning the girls' 100-yard dash last year.
SADIE HAWKINS DAY
Sadie Hawkins Day is a day ot fun on which junior high boys and girls dress and act the part
of the comic strip "Lil Abner." Most of the junior high students participated last year, dressed in the
comy mountain garb of Daisey May, Little Abner, Mammy and Pappy Yoakum. The traditional race
in which every gal tried to "get her man" was held after school. Lucky males caught in the race
were escorted to the party in the recreation hall that night.
. The small snapshots show
boys and girls getting ready
for the big race. The larger
picture shows the crowd at
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Ted Rother was valedictorian ot the Ninth Grade
last year. Ruth Evelyn Laigle was salutatorian.
' Ruth Evelyn is delivering her salu-
In this picture
Grade occurs on the last day o
the school year.
Ninth Grade is shown here as
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- Carmen Koonce,
Q- Helen McManus, and
Kathryn Drake were
cheer leaders for jun-
ior high this year.
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'lr, . i Eubanks Crightl were co-editors
ot the junior high annual. Lois
Lewis Ccenterl was business
Kenneth Keener has been edi-
tor ot the school paper "Iunior
High Lights" and president ot
the Student Council this year.
for junior hig
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Leo Iester, Ma
Billy Ray Miller and Ruth Evelyn Laigle
won the highest honor in junior high last
year, the American Legion Award.
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The Class of 1941 held
A a reunion last summer on
August 25 at Clear Lake.
The picture at left shows
some of the members who
attended the affair:
Front row: Luther Avitts
Alice Kost, Jeanne Arnold,
Floy jean Rairigh, Joyce
A- Iephson. Arlyne Haggard,
Virginia Leeder, Grace Armstrong, Elvidge Richter, Second
row: john Strickland, Cecil Bowman, Carl Ware, Leno Leeder,
Austin Evans, Etalka Sledge, Third row: Martha Rogers, Dex-
ter Froberg, Fred Sparks, jimmy Richter, Joe Dudley Iephson,
and Paul Armstrong.
The picture at the
right shows a few of
the married couples
of the Class of '41,
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Mrs. W. W. DeWitt
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Mrs. C. L. Williams
Mrs. O. B. Goode
Mrs. E. Glczdielter
One meeting of the Senior High P.T.A. during the tall
was held ot night, and the parents were shown through
all the buildings of the school. After the tour they re-
turned to the home economics cottage for refreshments.
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Amold, Mrs. Max Vogcrn Cvice-chairmanl, Mrs.
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