Electra High School - Bengal Yearbook (Electra, TX)
- Class of 1939
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THE SENIOR Cmlgifl
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h0pe that we may ,depict the
happenings of 1938-39 so that
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Through the consistent co-operation of Superintendent B.
Nl. Dinsmore and Principal I-larry Campbell, our school has
attained high standards and recognition of which we are
justly proud. Their constant guidance and encouragement
will ever be an inspiration not only to the Seniors of 1939,
but to every real student of the Electra High School. We
owe them much, and we appreciate their faithful service.
ALTON PILKINTON KIITH KIRKHA
B- S- B. A.
Nolth Texas State East Texas State NO'-th Texas Su
Teacheis College Teachers College Teachers Cone
TRUCEAL DAVIS B- A-
Secretary Austin Colleg
B. S. MELBA BOC
East Texas State
Teachers College Southwestern Uni
History and Physical Spanish
CORA LEE MORRO B S
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B' A' Texas State College M' A'
State College for Women Univgg-,ity of Tex.,
11- Women Physical Education Higmry md Lgtin
EDNA PEARL BUSBY
ELL SMITH B. A. WAYNE HOGUE
M' A' Texas State College for B' S'
Texas State Women North Texas State
iers College Commercial Teachers College
THEO W. WRIGHT
IS REA B. S. MARY FOSTER
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East Texas State
70mBfl'S College Teachers College
Sh and Music Manual 'haining
IDA LEE FALLS
Texas Woma.n's College
i-I MANTOOTH B. S. BESSIE BELLE HAIR
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B S A North Texas State
Texas State I' Teachers College Oklahoma University
iers College English and History
g and Civics
"O Rose to Remember"
Secretary of Band
Business Manager of
"Heaven Can Wait"
Drum Major of Band
Highest Average Among the
"I Promise You"
HEI'I'Y JANE LOW
Secretary of Journalism Club
American Youth Forum
"I Get Along Without You
W. M. AUSTIN
"You're :L Sweet Little
Joke Editor of "Musette"
President of Band
Vice-President of Senior Class
Editor-in-Chief of "Musette"
President of Choral Club
"Heaven Can Wait"
S. E. WILLIAMS
Assistant Business lvlanagei
WELDON CUMMIN S
"Wabash Cannon Ball"
Vice-President of Choral Club
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"Heaven Can Wait"
Assistant Editor-in-Chief of fRedl
H0n0l.a1.y.Lion President of Senior Class
Ready VVri.ter Track
Valedlctonan "My Heart Belongs to Daddy'
"I'm Getting Sentimental"
Smoke gets in Your Eyes"
"Music, Maestro Please"
"Art Editor of "Musette"
WILMA STANLEY f"
Advertising Committee for
"The Masquerade is Over"
You're the Only Star in my
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VIOLET ELAINE WILSON
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Captain of Volley Ball Team
Advertising Committee for
CALVIN De VERE COLLINS
"Red River Valley"
"Won Hunks LIGON
MINNIE EARL WILLIAMS
Reporter of Senior Class
"I Promise You"
EUGENE LEE WALKER
"Deep in a Dream"
BETTY JO ROSE
Sec1'eta1'y-Treasurer of Senior
Pianist for Choral Club
Assistant Joke Editor of
Ml LDRED DAVENPORT
Advertising Committee for
I. D. RAINEY
"Steel Guitar Rag"
Sport Editor of "Musette"
"Once in a While"
BOB HENRY PORTER
'The Masquarado ls Over"
Advertising Commiteo for
"Heaven Can Wait"
'You're the Only Star in
My Blue Heaven"
Junior Volley Ball Coach
LA ROY DURHAM
Advertising' Coniinitiev fm
"llv:u'oii Can Wait"
"I Get Along Without
'You Very Well"
"Heaven Can Wait"
"Wabash Cannon Ball"
DELPII IA POINTER
Advertising Comittee for
"Heaven Can Wait"
J. M. SPIKES, Jr.
"Deep In a Dream"
JU AN ITA BOUTWELL
Captain of Track Team
"Deep In a Dream"
"It Makes No Difference
JM ferries' fm
"Heaven Can Wait"
Assistant Art Editor of
"I'm Ivo Millionaire"
"Your're a Sweet Little
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Advertising Committee for
Phe Funny Old Hills"
BRITFON AN CELL
Assistant Basketball Coach
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Romance Runs in the
"Steel Guitar Rag"
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"Deep in a Dream"
"I Have Eyes to See With
LAMON ELAINE, Jr.
Sport Editor of "Musette
"'I'here's Something About in
Ride Tenderfoot Ride"
"There's an Empty Cot in
the Bunkhouse Tonight"
RONALD W. TAYLOR
"You're a Sweet Little
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"Seven Years With the
J OSEPHINE ADKINS
GEORGE M. REICH
"Wabash Cannon Ball"
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'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
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"Steel Guitar Rag"
"O Rose to Remember"
J UAN ITA YATES
"Deep in a Dream"
"The Old Apple Tree"
It Makes No Difference
JKOMANCE IN A BOARLDING Housnr'
By James C. Parker
Mary Anne Smith QBetty Slatonb wins trip to New York and during her visit meets and falls
in love with Mortimer Throttlebutton fCl?a.rence Hall.J Mortimer and his family come home with
her to meet her parents Goan Hall and Curtis Holcomhl, who run a boarding house. The board-
ers, Miss McGillicuddy fBetty Jo Rgpsel, Mrs Benson fViolet Wilsonj, and Bill fDesmond Hat-
cherj, help Marry Anne by pretending to be aristocrats. The results are very amusing. Mr. and
Mrs. Throttlebutton fJoe Burlgs Dig nd ' nie Earle Williamsl are dumfounfled at the
astonishing actions of the family 6nK get out of such a madhouse. In the end surpris-
ing facts are disclosed, -and all isvwell.
The cast is good, and each has g Q . "Pa" .smith furnishes much fun by refusing to wear
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The production staff is 530 ' Beth Weatherall, prompterg and Cyrene Bell, director.
Whether or not there are people
who can predict the future is a
much disputed question. Neverthe-
less, several days ago Betty Jo
Rose and I decided to have some
fun. The crystal gazer to whom we
went fhis name was Senor Figaro
Figaroj performed all sorts of
mysterious ceremonies, and after
some time I asked him if he could
see the Senior Class of 1939 in the
future. He searched the crystal
furtively and finally muttered in a
broken dialect, "Ah! I see the
Senior Class of 1939 receiving their
diplomas at the Electra High
School. Now they have parted, and
I see them separately and in smal-
ler groups. Come with me! We
shall visit the 1939 seniors who an
scattered out over the world."
Then Betty Jo and I gazed into
the crystal and, as a moving pic-
ture, saw ourselves meeting the
seniors again. The first person we
met was Rachel Douglas, who truly
became the outstanding enter-
tainer at the 1949 World's Fair.
Her vocation had put 3 feather in
her cap for rather, handl she was
a fan dancer! Yes, she was still a
Miss - - still waiting for Bryce
to secure that coveted promotion
from curb-hopper to soda-skeet.
Next we found ourselves on a
huge ranch in New Mexico. Ride
'em, Cowboy Joe- Can you guess
his last name? Ligon! much to our
surprise we learned that Britton
Ancell had not become a rancherg
it was Stewart Weaver instead,
who had had a Dutchm-an's hair-
cut, because it was so much trouble
to keep the wave in it the other
way. Britton was a hairdresser for
an elite beauty shop in Dallas,
where he was known as "Monsieur
'Our trip now skipped to New
York City, where we found the
mighty Cummins leading an orch-
estra in the Waldorf-Astoria. His
featured blues singer was Myrle
Tippie. Lucky New York had rc-
ceivcd many of our 1939 seniors.
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SENIQI2 CLASS PRCDPI-IECY
There was Jewell Trout, reporter
for the New York Times, and her
fiance, Dick Flusche, designer of
clothes for children. Co-starring in
"How Much I Love Thee" were
Beulah Jeffers and Edward Holder,
we learned it was to be pre-
sented in Electra at the Grand on
April 12 and that Electrans were
very proud of their home town
actor and actress. Famous models
were Dorris Sargent and "Punkie"
Bryant who modeled for an artist
who loved his work, Eugene
Walker. Larry Chaffee, class Pres-
ident of 1939, a famous detective,
had never been able to discover
where his charming wife, the
former Juanita Yates, went when
he was not at home. "The first tsep
to success, Larry, begins in the
home," we wanted to remind him.
We could not resist the circus at
Madison Square Garden, and what
sights we did see! Eloise Nevill
and Beth Weatherall were running
a race to see who could weigh
the most. An-cl for being fat, they
were drawing fat wages. Violet
Wilson, after a four year college
education Cshe majored in costume
designingl secured a job that gave
her great possibilities for the fu-
ture and one which she liked most,
a job in the side shows, singing
and dancing - - Hawaiian style!
Then we saw Jack Adams and
Warren Flippin who have a part-
nership: Jack stands outside a cage
to shoot, while Warren enters it to
feed the lions. Who should we see
at the circus but Leroy Baker, out
for some fun! He won a race and
S100,000 at the same time: so now
he was coasting. A special treat
at the show was the ice perfor-
mance with Milton Henderson,
Betty Jane Low, and Bessie Pearl
Parks, known to all as fancy fig-
The scene changed and we
on our way back to
first stop was
where the "little
Charles Birkhead of
tablished as Secretary of State of
the United States - - a very prom-
inent person indeed! His quiet and
unassuming wife, Kathleen White-
side was exceedingly proud of her
famous husband. Also in Washing-
ton was Betty Slaton, a perfect
little homemaker, so her husband
said - - though she had to break a
home to get him. From Betty We
learned that La Roy Durham was
selling patent medicine at a med-
icine show and that Vivian Leach,
his co-worker, took the medicine
before the audience to prove that
it would not kill them. And we were
informed that Earl Childress,
whose brain was always too busy
to be at the head of anything but
a bed, was a well-known political
Again we boarded the train and
moved forward, and on a huge
billboard we saw that "Bring 'em
back alive" Hazel Bickley was
famous and was getting ready for
the preview of her new picture,
"Nine Years in the Jungle". Inter-
esting, no doubt! One of our fellow
passengers was Hollis Cole, who
had finally given up trying to
charm women and had taken up
snake charming instead. He said
it wasn1't nearly so dangerous. The
"news butch" was none other than
Joe King, who had courted Patsy
Jennings for eight gears. Just
about the time Joe got up courage
to ask her to marry him, Patsy lost
her job. Ho-hum, better luck next
time, Joe! At one small town,
where the train stopped for water,
we noticed an organ-grinder, pa-
fading UP and down, playing. "0
Sofe Mio" with a group of neigh-
borhood children folliwing. Imag-
ine our surprise when we saw that
it was the Peruna fan of 1939 - -
At Richmond we found Joan Hall
waited eight years for Curtis
get his degree in medicine, but
the meantime he had married his
Juanita Davis, and Joan
up quiet a reputation for
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giving advice to the love lorn. She
told us about some of her 1-atest
customers: Bobby Holcomb mar-
ried "Stud" all right, but two roll-
ing pins were in the shower, so
that didn't last long. Doris "Mac"
Hustead came to her regularly for
advice and so far had kept the
home fires burning. Thelma Jean
Matthews finally made up her
mind twith Joanfs helpj as to
which "Rapp' it should be - - -
Elvon or Jimmy. W. M. Austin,
heavyweight prize fighter, was
taking dodging lessons, to dodge
the rolling pins, glasses, vases, etc.,
thrown by his charming wife, Doris
Green Austin. Joan's business was
really so thriving that she had
hired two expert typists - - Nita
Boutwell and Josephine Adkins,
who had to hold jobs because they
couldn't hold their men fGet it?J.
We were glad to see in the
Pumpkin Center Gazette that S. E.
Williams had become an important
man in the business world, and
that Della Ashmon, jilted by her
fiance, had dedicated her life work
to helping those who could not help
themselves. She was a special
nurse in the baby ward at St. Paul
Hospital. Also we saw notice of
the gubernatorial campaign - - -
Hazel Weston, who was quiet as
a mouse in school, was nofw making
herself heard over the radio.
Then we started back to Electra
in a transcontinental airplane,
piloted by. Vernon Rasner. His
wife, Mary Ruth Palmer, was also
on the plane, because she just
couldn't stand to be away from
dear Vernon. And one of our fellow
passengers, who also was return-
ing back to the old home town,
was James Payton, a pianist in
Carnegie Hall in New York City.
He accompanied the great mezzo-
soprano - - Marie Smith. He told
us that he was going home to ask
Oleta Langley, head of the history
department at E. H. S., to marry
him. Back at Electra we learned
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about the remaining seniors. Onone
side of town Clovis Smith preached
regularly: on the other he owned
the Land Mark, where he made
dough by "hook or crook". Among
his dancers were found Mildred
Davenport, Dollie Garner, Ione
Collins, Donnie Cato, Marcella
Bruce, and Mary Schmelzer, the
latter three being accomplished
toe dancers. Homer Tyler and Ver-
nice Welborn were partners in a
law firm in Harrold. Raymond
Edwards was a professional
"gigolo" who escorted "dateless"
women to the many social func-
tions of Electra. Billy McHugh
and "Sunny" Porter took turn
about leading an orchestra which
traveled over the country. While
one danced with pretty blondes,
the other took over, and vice versa.
Bob Porter, owner of a large
racing stable, had accumulated
quite a fortune and set the social
standards of the city: Audrey King,
hfs wife, took great pride in her
beautiful home and her collections
of art. The mayor of Electra was
George Reich who decided that
poultry business did not pay. His
fiancee, Geraldine Atchley, was in
part responsible for his success.
Frances Parsons, sweetheart of
the Class of '39, had just won a
bathing beauty contest and a trip
to the big city - - New York, but
her husband, Hoytt Jones, wouldn't
let her go because he was afraid
one of those "city slickers" would
President of the D. I. D. Club
was Iantha Morrow, and leading
members were: Lois Davis, Cath-
rine Powell, and Lela Eggenberg.
These smart girls never married.
I might add, D. I. D. stands for
"Decency in Dress."
Elza East became maid for Mr.
and Mrs. Marsh, and Bobby Proud
was the nursemaid for Minnie
Earl's favorite poodle. "Red" Jor-
dan was the private tutor for Au-
brey McAllister who was struggl-
ing to get a Ph. D. from Harvard.
Then at a carnival, we saw Betty
Jo Rose, regional champ in extem-
poraneous speaking: she was bark-
ing lustily. Phillis Knight, the ten-
nis demon, was a famous trapeze
Her colleague was J.
M. Spikes. After the show we were
surprised to see Delphia Pointer
walk off with the wild man from
Borneo: then we recognized him,
Claude McDonald Qmaybe it was
the black hair that disguised him
You wouldn't imagine it, but
Joy Low was dancing teacher in
the Knickerbocker Studios in Wich-
ita. Raymond Collins was the big-
gest crimin-al lawyer in the racket
at K. M. A. Leota Oden, volley
hall star of '38 had gone to Holly-
wood, where she earned a nice
salary telling Hedy Lamarr and
Loretta Young how to keep slender
on a diet of corn bread and water.
Wilma Stanley was in the secret
service Cfcould she keep a secret'!l
and had man'ied - -
Then the vision faded: the crystal
was clear again. "But this
can't be true!" we exclaimed. ...,....... .
Perhaps not, but who knows?
With sincerest apologies to the
Senior Class of 1939.
Betty Jane low
Betty Jo Rose
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Secretary of Junior
Delashaw, La Monn
Dietz, O. J.
Dinsmore, Mary Edith
Elliott, Joe Edd
Goodman, Billy Jack
llrirdgrove, Helen Frances
Harris, T, C.
llnyes, Neva Ruth
llindman, Ella B,
Jzicobi, Gerald I
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Back row: Johnnie Mae Garner, Frances lifllllllw. MZUXY N011 LQBUS, Sarah Blanche Tip'
ton, Betty Jean Homme, Betty Jo Rose, pianist, Violet Wilson, Joan Hall, Minnie Earl
Williams Kathleen Whiteside, Rachel DouglHS, Thelma Jean MQTSWQWS, Betty Kee, MiSS
Lois Rea, director, Renna Lee Chesher, Elizabeth Taylor.
Front Row: Willie B. Thomas, Lolita Jones, Doris Green, Lula Faye Bailey, Joan Moore.
Betty Slaton, Doris Mae Bailey, Beth Weatherall, Martha Haltom, Betty June Wilson.
lfldna Audas, Barbara Coates, Joy Bray.
The Choral Club of 1939, with Miss Lois Rea as director, is the largest in several years,
there being thirty members. The officers were elected at the beginning of the year:
.Ioan Hall, presidentg Beth Weatherall, vice-presidemg Mildred Whisnand, secretary:
and Betty Jo Rose, pianist. Although the group did not enter a contest this year, they
entertained the various town clubs, at the P. T. A. Convention, and on a P. T. A. radio
program. Joan IIall, one of the leading Sopranos, won first place in a contest at Abilene,
thereby receiving a voice scholarship to Hardin- Simmons University. Although nine of
the members will graduate this year, those who will be back should develop a champion
Choral Club for 1940.
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Back Row: Ralph Proffitt, James Turner, Bob Henry Poiter, Bill Green, D. L. Sheldon,
Middle Row: Harold Garner, Drebon Mauldin, Bryce Everett, Travis Hussey. W, C,
Seated: LaMonn Delashaw, Veda Mae Chesher, Accompunist.
The Glee Club, directed by Mr. David Sheldon, began as a new organization September
8, 1938. Joe Burks Ligon was elected president for the fall semester and La Nfonn Dela-
shaw for the spring semester. A constantly growing popularity marked- their ,success
through the year. They appeared at the Ward School P. T. A. meetings, the P. T. A.
District Convention, a radio program, the Rebecca Lodge meetings, several times at the
Lions and' Rotary Clubs, at churches, and at school assemblies.
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Back row: Maurice Barbet-
tini, Bill Green, Jacqueline
Ratcliff, Joy Low, Van Mc-
Lane Cora Lee Morrow,
sponsor, Evelyn Hopson,
Middle row: Tommy Gene
Bailey, Gret'n Bruton, Marie
Smith, Betty Jane Low, Mary
Jane Burns, Jean Thiele, Wil-
lie B. Thomas, Molly Skinner,
Mary Nell LeBus
Front row: Billy Jack Good-
man, Jack Dill, Gene Rich-
ardson, Calvin C0lliI1S, WGSS
Williams, Allen Reid, J. W.
Wright, Billy Joe Taylor.
The Journal Club was organized April 12, 1939. The purpose of this club is to gather
news for the Electra Star and the Electra News. The officers elected were: Billy Jack
Goodman, presidents Evelyn Hopson vice-president, and Betty Jane Low, secretary.
Every member collects news, turns it in to Miss Morrow, the sponsor, who proof reads
it and turns it to the newspapers
The Electra High Orchestra was organized on September 8, 1938, with Thelma Jean
Matthews as president. The orchestra has played for the Junior Class Play, the Rotary
Club, and the Ilotary-Lions Banquet. A sextet of violins from the orchestra appeared
for a radio program, a church service, and the Thompson and Wziggoner P. T. A. pro-
iw: Mr. David Shel-
borg Clarence Hall,
Billy Joe Taylor.
ow: Kathryn John-
ystal Mae Kirby
ean Matthews, Les-
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Left to Right: Betty Ann Vanhoove.
Louella Beck, Mrs. Bessie Belle Hair.
Beth Weatherall, Joan Hall, Betty J0
Rose, Miss Laveta Foster, Charles Har-
vey, Mr. Wayne Hogue, Allan Reid.
The extemporaneous speakers, Betty
Jo Rose and Charles Harvey, WOU the
county and district. Charles Harvey
won second at regional, and BettY -T0
Rose represented Electra in the State
meet. Beth Weatherall, ready Writer.
won second in county.
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Miss Melba Box, Billy Ray Jones, Viv-
ian Leach, Letrice Marshall, Miss Ida
The spelling team composed of Vivian
Leach and Billy Ray Jones, tied with
Iowa Park for second place in the
Back Row: Miss Lois Rea, Veda Mae
Chesher, Evelyn Hopson, Joe Burks
Ligon, Van McLane, Calvin Collins,
Fmnt Row: Marie Austin, Emogene
Loftin, Willie B. Thomas. Joy Bray,
Edwin Karstctter, Miss Mary Foster.
The senior declaimers, Marie Austin
:incl Curtis Holcomb won third and first
places respectively in the county meet.
.Ioy Bray, junior, won second place.
Edwin Karstetter won first place in the
county and district and second place in
the regional meet.
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The one-act play, "Not Such a Goose," was
capably presented by Bert Brown as Albert,
the "kid brother," Betty Matthews as Sylvia,
his sister, Betty Ann Vanhoove as the mfr
ther, Joe Edd Elliott as the object of Sylvia's
affection, and Dana Dale as Hazel, Sylvia's
friendf Bert changed from a disgusted critic
of Phillip's technique to an ardent follower
of the art of tennis playing and admiration
for roses when he "fell" for the charming
Hazel. Their presentation of the play was
awarded second place in the county meet.
Left to right: Miss Cyrene Bell, director,
Betty Ann Vanhoove, Dana Dale, Betty Jo
Matthews, Bert Brown, Joe Edd Elliott.
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The Debate Teams participated in a debate
tournament at Denton and in inter-school
debates with Harrold, Chillicothe, Vemon
and Wichita Falls. Marilyn Stephens and
Mary Jane Cole won third place in the
county meet, and Hugh Saye and Jack Har-
alson won second place.
Left to right: Huigh Saye, Jack Haralson,
Marilyn Stephens, Mary Jane Cole.
The typing tcam, Hazel Bickley, Audrey
King, Wilma Stanley, Beth Weatherall. had'
several try-out speed tests with Harrold and
entered the meet at Burkhurnett to win sec-
ond as a team. Hazel Bickley won first place
and Beth Weatherall, third, as individuals,
thus gaining the privilege to enter the dis-
trict meet. The shorthand team, Wilma
Stanley, Virginia Bryant, and Vivian Leach.
won first as a team. As individuals Wilma
Stanley won first and Virginia Bryant third:
they also participated in the District meet.
Left to right: Vivian Leach. Corhie Loc
0'Neal, Catherine Powell, Miss Edna Pearl
Busby, Audrey King, Betty Slaton, Hazel
Bicklfwy, Virginia Bryant, Wilma Stanley,
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The fashion parade of 1939 takes place every
day in Miss Mantooth's sewing class. And
from what we hear some fine seumstresses
are being turned out.
Are we seeing things, or is the library full
for once? Miss Foster must have been in a
good' humor, or either it was the first of the
period, before the pests were asked to leave.
If the old saying, "The way to a man's
heart is through his stomach," is true, these
girls in Miss Foster's cooking' class should
have no trouble. We wonder if singing while
scrubbing pots and pans makes the job Seem
Mr. Hogue would not yield to persuas-
ion when it came to letting the chem-
istry classes make gun-powder. W0
guess he has dear old E. H. S. at heart.
FW revise' EF-ri-
In shop and mechanical drawing we
find our future contractors, architects,
and carpenters. If they "buzz" as much
in the future as they "buzz" during
school, they will surely be a success,
Anything was likely to take place in
typing class . . . from paper swiping to
gum chewing: that is, anything but
typing . . . until Miss Busby assigned
the Constitution. Now everybody is
typing like mad to get through with the
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By popular choice, each
class selected its most rep-
resentative boy and girl. It is
our pleasure to present to you
those chosen from each class.
BETTY JG RGSE
GEORGIA J ERELEEN
WILLIE B. THOMAS
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From top clockwise: Ledford Smith, Joe Smith, Dick Flusche, Jack Haralson, "Rusty" Childress,
Joe Edd Elliott. CUdell Seat also letteredj.
The Electra High School Basketball Team was c021Ch9d by G90l'2-I9 Blah' th1'0U8'h 8 StI'9Ull0US S88-'
Son, Keen competition and close 5001-eg in the 1'0Ulld robin t0u1'IiameIlt put them in third place.
Only two of the letter men, Dick Flusche and "Hush", Child!-CSS' al? g1'2-dllafihg S0 pr0Spects
are good for at successful season next year with five letter men returning.
The 1939 Track Team, coached by Paul Matthews, won the county championship. Four members
of the team: Weldon Cummins, Jack Sachse, Desmond Hatcher, and Joe Todd, placed at district
meet and took part in the regional meet at Denton, Leroy Baker, Track Captain and high point
man in county meet, had partially recovered from injuries and participated in the regional meet
as a substitute. Weldon Cummins served as Field Captain.
Back Row: Phillis Knight,
Beth Weatherall, Betty Sla-
ton, Elizabeth Decker, Louise
Front Row: Mary Nell LeBus,
Gret'n Ann Bruton, Jeanette
Brown, Jean Homme, Evelyne
Davenport, Molly Skinneri
The Girls Tennis Team, coached by Misses Cora Lee Morrow and Lucy Cawlfield, had quite a suc-
cessful season, gaining one first place and two second places in the County Meet. The junior
doubles, Molly Skinner and Jeanette Brown, and the junior singles, Evelyne Davenport, won sec-
ond. Louise Smith, senior singles, lost her second match to last year's county champion. The
senior doubles, Elizabeth Decker and Beth Weatherall, won first at county and advanced to the
finals at district to be defeated by Wichita Falls.
The Boys Tennis team, coached by Mr. R. G. Phillips, was the best of several seasons and ar-
ranged matches with xfarious teams from Vernon to Dallas. O. J. Dietz and Bobby Faulkner
sen1or'doubles, and Quinlan Bartlett, senior singles, won first in the County Meet, but were un:
lucky in meeting the district champions early in the district meet. La Marr Hair, junior singles
won second place in the County Meet.
Back Row: Bobby Faulkner,
O. J. Dietz, Quinlan Bartlett.
Front Row: J. E. Goodson,
Delmer Eggenberg, La Marr
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VOLLEY BALL TEAM
Left to Right: Kathleen
Whiteside, Dorris Sargent,
Helen Frances Hardgrove,
Violet Wilson, Miss Lewis,
Coach, Lois Sessums, Acena
Williams, Melba Mulkey, and
Frances DavenP0!'l? second from
The Volley Ball Team, coached by Miss Lalia Lewis, participated in various tournae
ments at Fairview, Valleyview and Iowa Park, as well as in the County Meet. Perhaps the
highlight of the season was the game in which the girls defeated Iowa Park for the first
time in years. Leota Oden, manager, Captain, Violet Wilson, Kathleen Whiteside, and
Dorris Sargent are graduating seniors. The others will be back to help make a winning
team of 1940.
BOYS AND GIRLS BASEBALL
Back Row: Miss Eddith Mantooth, Helen Lavender, Lois Hester, Marjorie Rodawalt, Betty Jean
Greenway, Nona Myrel Davis, Billie Dean King, Emma Gene Ray, Mildred Norton, Loreta Eckelf
kamp, Irene lllengwasser, Adelia Bruce, Miss Lalia, Lewis, Clois Smith, Britton Ancell, Mr. Alton
Middle Row: Charles Garrett, Carl Sorrels, James Parsons, "Butch" Pulliam, E. V. East, Robert
Laswell, J. E. Goodson, Bill Belscamper, Guyon Cooper.
Front Row: Charles Hudson, Charlie Pierce Billie Barnes, Lovell Scales, Bill Bain, Richard
Both the boys and girls baseball teams won county championships. The girls, coached by
Miss Lalia Lewis and Miss Eddith Mantooth, defeated Valleyview, Clara, and in the fi-
nals Iowa Park.
The boys, coached by Mr. Alton Pilkinton, played very exciting games, but they de'
feated Burkburnett in the finals, 10-9, to win first.
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Bob Henry. "Mr.. Groce, how did
you like your first airplane ride?"
Mr. Groce: "Well, Bob, I was a
little uneasy. I didn't let all my
weight down." A
Wilma: "Betty, you should meet
'Red' Jordan. He's a human dy-
Betty Key: "Really ?"
W. S.: "Yes, everything he has
on is charged."
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
Pull over to the curb.
Please pay the cashier.
Must you go?
Guess who this is.
How many minutes till the bell?
How in the world do you expect
3 lady to make a cake with the
directions you give on your wo-
mariis page? Please print direct-
ions for boiling water. This family
has got to eat.
Minnie Earle Marsh
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your Tiger grow?
Pure poises and I-Love-Me
And Tommyrot all in a row.
Dick took his 'aunt out riding,
Though icy was the breeze.
He put her in the rumble seat
To see his anti-freeze.
Gentleman: a guy who wouldn't hit
a woman with his hat on.
Limburger: a cleansing agent. Will
clean out a dining room in short
Taxi: The largest distance between
Socialism: Communism with spats.
Rigid Economist: A dead Scotch-
Pedestrian: A man whose son is
home from college.
Petting: A waist effort.
Warren F. "Boy, oh boy, if one
of those pretty girls would only
fall for me, Pd sure be tickled-"
Voice of experience: "Yeah, - -
tickled to debt!"
Miss Bell: "Joe Smith, correct
this sentence: Girls is naturally
better looking than boys."
J. S.: "Girls is artificially better
looking than boys."
There was a Scottish farmer who
had agreed to deliver 20 hens to
the local poulterer. When the birds
arrived there were only 19, and
just before the shop closed for the
night, the farmer came hurrying
with the twentieth hen. He ex-
plained, "I'm sorry, but she didn't
lay unti-l this afternoon."
Questions ? ? ?,
Think of the questions facing
Whose Yo' Little Whozis?
Who Do Yu Luv?
Who killed Cock Robin?
Who Luvs Me?
Such quest-ions bring out the re-
sponsibility placed on us of terday
that will become the we of tomor-
Think 'em over Pal, and write
Yo' answer to the editorial staff
of the Musette and see if we care.
Write twice, three times, four
times, - we won't answer anyhow.
We can't read nothing but our own
handwriting no how.
What Is Luv?
What is luv - - something you
haven't or have? No, it is more
than that. It yam everything what
yam. It makes you: it breaks you.
It finds you: it binds you. You save
it and crave it. What good am I
without luv? What good are you
without luv? Who cares?
If in any joke your name is used,
Don't fly up and feel abused.
Be a game sport, for it's only in
Read all the others, you're not
the only one.
Vivian: "I understand that
Wilma is thinking of getting mar-
Patsy: "Don't be silly: people
that are getting married are never
Mr. Pilkinton: "Now if you take
26 from 28 what's the difference?"
Hoytt: "Thatfs what I say, who
There was a -little girl
She went to school on the hill.
She was a freshman then:
She's a freshman still.
Vision No. Three
Who was the lady I seen you
outwit last night?
Claude: "If you could see my
heart, you would find your name
written on it."
Delphia: "Yes, but I'm afraid
your heart would look like a hotel
Here is to the faculty
Long may they live:
Even as long
As the lessons they give.
Miss Rea Un Spanishl: "Bryce,
translate the phrase 'They gam-
boled on the green'." ,
Bryce: "They shot craps on the
You never know what Rachel has
up her sleeve besides the freckles
on her elbows.
Guy Mc.: "How many senses are
there, Norma Gene ?"'
G. M.: "How is that? I only
N. G.: "I know it. The other is
John Bill: "Well, I didn't know
Columbus had a telephone, but
here's his number as plain as day
at the head of this chapter: Colum-
bus 1492." . Q I
Mr. Campbell: "And what did
you do when you heard Arthur
using such awful language?"
Miss Cawlfield: "I told him he
wasn't fit to be among decent
people and I brought him right
Mr. Sheldon rushed into a five-
and-ten cent store and addressed
the clerk as follows: "Give me one
of those five-cent mousetraps,
please, and hurry up. I want to
catch a train."
Miss Kirkham: "Clarence, I want
to congratulate you on handing
your note book in on time."
Clarence: "Save your congratu-
lations, this is last six weeks note
Joe Davidson, who had no great
liking for soap and water, was
observed by Tommy Gene Bailey
washing the forefinger of his right
"What's the idea of washing only
one finger?" he inquired.
"The boy next door asked me to
come feel his baby sEster's new
tooth," exclaimed Joe.
Miss Falls: "There will be only a
half day of school this morning."
Billy K.: fin back seatj "Whoo-
Miss Falls: "Silence. We'll have
the other half this afternoon."
Kathleen: "I have decided to
name our old Ford 'True Love'."
Violet: "What's the idea?"
Kathleen: "Oh, cause it never
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Buddy Ely. "I noticed that the
census of the United States em-
braces 20 million women."
Gayle Mc.: "Gee, I wish I was
Fifty Items For Successful
James Totten: "Mr. Phillips, why
has Mr. Dinsmore so little hair?"
Mr. Phillips: "Because he thinks
so much, I suppose."
James T.: "Then why do you
have too much ?"
Mr. Phillips: "Because, LS 8zf ..
l0'0 0 'll J, ,.- "' geet to woik' fore
I send you to the detention hall."
Beth: "I certainly envy Jose-
phine C. when she laughs."
Betty S.: Why so ?"
Beth: "There seems to be so
much of her that has 9, good time."
A Look Into The Future
"Now, children," said the teacher
who was trying to boost the sale
of class photographs, "just think
how you'll enjoy looking at this
photograph when you grow up. As
you look you'll say to yourself:
There's Doris and Dub, they're
married now: thereis Bryce and he
is still jerking sodas: . . . and . . . "
"And there's teacher, she's dead
now," came a voice from the back
of the room. .
Miss Rea: "Clovis, if you'll
study your history, I'l1 give you
3 bright new penny."'
Clovis: "I-Iaven't you got a dirty
old dime, instead?"
Sonny Porter: "I suppose I'm the
only pebble on the beach of your
Bessie Pearl: "Yes, you might
stand a chance if you were a little
Mr. iCa.mpbell: "Alice what's
that noise ?"'
Alice: "The boys Glee Club sing-
ing 'The Road to Manda1ay'."
Mr. Campbell: "Boy, they are
certainly on a detour."
Doris H.: "Roy, I'm sure I heard
a mouse squeak."
Roy: "Well, do you want me to
get up and oil it?"
Mr. I-Iogue had just finished lec-
turing to the class and asked if
there were any questions.
Joan H.. "Mr. Hogue, where does
light go when you turn it out?"
Mr. Hogue: fafter thinking a
secondj "Well, Joan, the best thing
for you to do is to follow and find
Freshman: "I don't know."
Sophomore: "Pm not prepared."
Junior: "I can't remember just
Senior: "I don't believe I can
add anything to that which has
already been said."
Leroy Baker, in bed with a cold,
was told that he had temperature.
"How high is it, Doc?" he want-
ed to know.
"A hundred and one."
"What's the world's record?"
Some time ago Jack H., when in
Washington, decided to phone
Marie A., who was in Electra.
As Bobby F. walked into the
hotel lobby he heard a loud noise.
"Bert, what is that noise?" Bob-
by asked. ,
Bert: "That's Jack talking to
Bobby: "Well, why doesn't he
use the phone?"
Britton A.: "Oh, yes, I've been
nearly eaten by lions many times,
but life without a little risk would
be very tame."
Joe Burks: "I agree! Many times
when the weather h-as seemed
doubtful, I have deliberately gone
without my umbrella."
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CO"f'D'imfff'tS Ol To the Seniors of
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Waco, Texas We are happy to have had the pleasure of
co-operating with the Senior Class of 1939.
Commencement Invitations ,
Class Rings Loolen S Studio
Congratulations to the Seniors Y N ,-
of 1939 from the following: our evvspdper
The United Shoe Shop
A. B. JONES, Prop.
Dance at the Red Roof LOUAL PICTURES
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Petty Pharmacy Lithograghfng Printing' Photo Engraving
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TO THE SENIORS OF 1939
Mrs 0 Nl Stndlwam
Whrte s Auto Store
Home of Better Values
BATTERIES GILLETTE TIRES RADIOS
PARTS SMALL APPLIANCES
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CLEMONS MATTRESS 85
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ACE ELLIOTT ,
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Graduation Is One Thing . . .
. . . A home is another. Seniors when you
get ready for that home . . . Remember us.
We are proud of the -success you have made
and the school you represent.
Cicelo Smith Lumber Co.
QUALITY LUMBER SINCE 1905
100 N011 MAIN STREET PHONE 10
E. V. HALTOM, Manager
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