Fort Stockton High School - Panther Yearbook (Fort Stockton, TX)

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Panlk er 1957 Fort Stockton High School Fort Stockton, Texas Administration Senior Class Junior Class Sophomore Class Freshman Class Organizations Sports Personalities Social Events Senior Events Advertisements EDITOR Beverly Cleveland BUSINESS MANAGER Donna Hale SPONSOR Winnie Mae Johnson LITHOGRAPHY BY Newsfoto Publishing Co.EDITOR Beverly Cleveland ASSOCIATE EDITOR Kay Carson BUSINESS MANAGER Donna Hale ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER Betty Kay Butz ARTIST Floyd Bradley PHOTOGRAPHER Bryant Wilson ORGANIZATIONS EDITOR Mary Terrazas SPORTS EDITOR Sherrill Rolls FACULTY AND SENIOR EDITOR Sally Urias SPONSOR Mrs. Winnie Mae Johnson 2-5orevuor J When you were a child, you no doubt liked to play "pretend" games. Often you said to a playmate "Let's pretend., . Even though those games are in the days of long ago, you may still play "pretend" games sometimes in the privacy of your own thoughts. You may pretehd that you are Prince Charming on your way to meet your lovely princess, or you may pretend that you are a football hero crossing the goal line for a touchdown or a Cinderella at the King's ball, or you may pretend that you are the proud graduate receiving your long-awaited diploma. Many of the events of the past year may have been forgotten, but by pretending with us through the pages of this book, you will remsmber and can relive many pleasant and humorous moments and events. So join us now, and "Let's Pretend................" m emoriam The students of F.S.H.S. lost a very dear friend in the death of Mary Frances Reeves Walker on April 24. To all who knew her, Mary was a friend who was sweet, kind, considerate, and dependable. In her years at F.S.H.S. she was very active in the school activities. She was a member of the band, she was president of her class, and she was treasurer of the Student Council. She was always ready to help and to support all of the activities. Many of the upperclassmen will remember especially the Sophomore assembly program which she planned and directed. In our memories Mary will always be smiling and happy and gay. 3MRS. SALLIE BUSTER THE SPIRIT OF ENGLISH This phrase characterizes a member of our faculty who inspires her students in advanced English classes to think, speak, and write more accurately and effectively. She is a teacher whose work will be appreciated more and more by her students in years to come. To a dedicated teacher, Mrs. Sallie Buster, we of the Panther Staff proudly dedicate this yearbook."But the old woman only shook her head and said, 'Ah, dear children, who brought you here? Come in and stay with me. You will come to no harm!'" 51956-57! We may not have won championships in athletics and we may not have received state wide recognition in the field of literary contests, but this school year has been a very successful one. We have had an interested and cooperative student body and a capable and hard working faculty. Our student activities have been successful, and we have won our share of contests during the year, but most of all, the year 1956-57 will go down as a very successful year in the classroom. We always strive to improve, and according to achievement tests, we improved most in the classroom during 1956-57. Congratulations for a job well done and best wishes for continued success. JAMES G. HUCKABY SuperintendentCongratulations to the Panther Staff for capturing the highlights of this 1956-57 school year. We have had a very good school year. This year's senior class is one of the best academically equipped classes we have ever graduated from F.S.H.S. Our faculty has done an outstanding job, and naturally I would not trade this student body for any other. It has been a real pleasure to work with all of you of Fort Stockton High. May each and everyone of you have happy and fruitful lives. BEN HARRIS Principal 7 ar J of cation LEFT TO RIGHT: George Pina; Edward Winkler, asst, sec.; Raymond Holstein; J. Burney Ligon, vice-president; and T.W. Hillin, president. Not pictured are Malcolm Almond, Jr., secretary, and Jack Allison. As a result of the increased enrollment and the crowded conditions in the Fort Stockton Public Schools, the board of education was very busy during the year planning a building program to relieve the crowded conditions. As a result an intermediate school building is under construction. Quite a few items were added in the way of equipment by the board of education. A new pick-up was bought for the agriculture department, and new furniture and a clothes washer and drier were bought for the homemaking department. Some classrooms also received new furniture. One of the most pleasant duties of the board for the year 1956-57 was the acceptance of another gift from W.R. Weaver who gave his working interest in eight wells already owned by the school plus four additional oil wells to the school this year. The Fort Stockton Independent School now owns sixteen oil wells, all of which were given to the school by Mr. Weaver. ERNEST F. TRIPLETT Tax Assessor and Collector.MRS. DORIS BAUMGARDNER Health Co-ordinator Hobby: Flying, Cooking, Taking Movies MRS. WILLIE BLADES Librarian Hobby: Needlework MRS. SALLIE BUSTER BOB CARTER English Track Coach, Hobby: Sewing Science, Math Hobby; Golf MORRIS CHILDERS Audio Visual, Math Hobby; Golf MRS. GERTRUDE CREEL English Typing Hobby: Reading 9 MRS. MARGUERITE FRANKS Secretary Hobby: VacationingMRS. DORA HAYTER Algebra Hobby: Photography MRS. MARY E. JAMES Physical Education Hobby: Woodworking Sewing MRS. WINNIE MAE JOHNSON Study Hall Hobby: Cooking MRS. MARY HELEN JORDAN Commerce Hobby; Having A Good Time PAT MAYFIELD Industrial Arts Hobby: Hunting Watching T. V. 10JOE MORING Drivers' Education Basketball Coach Hobby: Read Study Athletics MRS. COILA FAE MURPHY BRADLEY Art Hobby: Music Sewing MARJORIE NEWSOM Home Economics Hobby: Interior Decorating LARRY SKYLSTAD Journalism Speech Hobby: Everything Connected with Horses KENNETH ST. CLAIR Band Hobby: Music HOWARD TYSON Spanish English Hobby: Stamp Collecting , Hunting Fishing KENNETH WATSON Head Coach Hobby: Golf 11MRS. DOROTHY GORE WEDDLE Guidance Director Hobby: Writing Poetry DEE DAVID WHITE Vocational Agriculture Hobby: Teaching Boys, Hunting, Fishing MRS. FRANCES WOOD Choir Hobby: Reading MRS. MERRIE RYAN Dietitian Hobby: Cooking"And when the people saw that Arthur had pulled the sword from the anvil, they cheered and said that Arthur would be great and would have a magnificent future." 13MRS. HALL Sponsor JUDY ALLISON Tennis, 2, 3, 4;District Champs Doubles, 4; Math Award, 2; Cheerleader, 3,4; National Honor Society, 3,4; President, 4; Representative Student Council, 1,4; Homecoming Queen, 4; Miss F.S. H.S., 4; Comanche Relays Queen, 4; Regional Champs Doubles, 4; Valedictorian 4. JUDY ALMOND F.H.A. Club, 1; Spanish Club, 1,2; Players' Club, 2; Pep Squad, 2; Volleyball Team Manager, 3,4.THOMAS ARMSTRONG Class Favorite, 1; Football, 2, 3, 4; All-District 2nd Team, 2; All-District 1st Team, 3; Permian Basin 2nd Team, 3; Vice-President, 2; Class President, 3; Student Council, 2, 3; Highest Ranking Boy, 4; Nat. Honor Society, 4. GEORGE ATKINS Basketball Manager, 2; Vice-President, 3;Track, 3; Football, 2,3,4; Captain, 4; Student Council Representative, 4. EDDIE BARKER Band, 1, 2, 3; T 1 Club, 2. FLOYD BRADLEY Class Secretary, 2; Dimmit; Lone Star Boys' State, 3; Best Personality, 3; Student Senate, 3; Citizen of the Year, 3; F.T.A. Pres., 3; Big Bend District F.F.A. Vice-Pres., 4; Track, 4; F. F.A. President, 4; National Honor Soc., 4. SAM BAKER One Act Plays, 1, 2, 3, 4; Band, 1,2, 3, 4; Band Captain, 4; Best Actor, 3; Student Council, 2,3; Student Council Pres., 4; Most Rep. Boy, 3,4; District Poetry Reading, 1st 3,4; Citizen of the Week, 3,4. 1 L DONNA SUE CHURCH Choir, 2,3,4; Six-Teens, 2, 3; Players' Club, 2, 3, 4; Sec.-Treasurer of Class, 2; F. F.A. Sweetheart, 3; Dist. Best Actress, 3; Region All-Star Cast, 3; Vice-Pres. Players' Club, 4; Science Club. Sec., 4. 15CAROLYN CROWELL JEROME CRUMPTON Tennis, 1, 3, 4; Student Council Representative, 2,3; Football, 2,3,4; Runner-up for class favorite, 2, 3; Golf Team, 3; Class President, 4; President Pro tern of Stu-dentCouncil, 4; Mr. F.S.H. S., 4. PHILIP CLARK F.F.A., 1. Sen ior DON DIEBITSCH Student Council, 1; Band, 1, 2,3,4; Class Favorite, 1,4; Basketball, 3,4; Captain of Basketball, 4; All-District Basketball, 4; All Star Band, 3. ROSE MARY DURAN F.H.A., 1; Choir, 1,2,3,4; Choir Reporter, 4; Tumbleweed Reporter, 4; Vice-President of Spanish Club, 4; Homecoming Duchess, 4. BETTY DYSON Cutest Girl, 3; Comanche Relays Queen 3; Lady-in-Waiting, 4. 16CARMEN GONZALES F.H.A. , 1; Spanish Club, 3; Band, 1,2, 3, 4; Spanish Club Secretary-Treasurer, 4. DONNA HALE Band, 1,2, 3, 4; Managing Editor of Tumbleweed, 3; Players' Club, 3; Business Manager of Panther, 4; Class Secretary, 4. CL an VICKI McSPEDDEN Tennis Team, 2; News Editor of Tumbleweed, 3; Exchange Editor, 4; Band, 1,2, 3,4; Drum Majorette, 4; Secretary Players' Club, 3; American Legion Citizenship Award, 3; President Players Club, 4; Citizen of the Week. BARBARA MAYBERRY Annual Staff (Ingleside), 3; Sanburr Joke Editor (Ingleside), 3; Choir, 4; Associate Editor of Tumbleweed, 4. RUTH ANN McATEER Dramatics Club, 3; Student Council Rep., 3; Band Vice-President, 3;Stage Band, 3, 4; Alternate Twirler, 4; President of Band, 4; Band Sweetheart, 4; Secretary Student Council, 4. THOMAS MICHNA 57PATRICIA PALMER F.H.A., I. DAVE PARKER Band, 1,2, 3, 4; Editor of Tumbleweed, 4; National Honor Society, 3,4. PATSY POSEY Class Secretary, 1, 3; Volleyball, 2; Class Favorite, 3; Pep Squad, 3; Players' Club, 3; Tennis, 1,2, 3, 4; District Champs Doubles, 4; Regional Champs Doubles, 4. LA JUANA ROYE F.H. A ., 1; Players' Club, 2; Tumbleweed Exchange Ed., 3; F. H. A. Sec. 4; Band, I, 2, 3, 4. S.n lor GLORIA SANCHEZ GERALD SAUL Band, 1; F.H. A., 1; Spanish F.F.A. Club, 1,4; Girls' Choir, 2,4. TOM SILLIMAN Student Council Rep. , 1,4; Vice-Pres. , 3; Golf Team, 3; Class Favorite, 2; Most Handsome, 4; Football, 4; 3rd Place State Editorial, 4.SUE SIMPSON Nat. Honor Society, 3,4; Volleyball State Champs, 3,4; Most Rep. Girl, 4; D.A.R. Citizenship Award, 4; Vice-. Pres., 4; Student Council Rep., 4; Homecoming Duchess, 4. GEORGEANNE SMITH Band, 1,2, 3,4; Student Council 1,2,3; Class Favorite, 2; Dramatics, 2,3; Declamation, 2, 3; Dist. Play, 4; All-Star Cast, 4; National Honor Society, 4. CHARLES SMETAK Secretary F.F. A., 3; Vice-Pres. F.F.A., 4. CL a 33 CORRENE STIDHAM Class Reporter, 1; Band, 1; Volleyball, 1,2; F.H.A. Vice-Pres. 1,3; Choir, 4. DON TAYLOR Football, 2,3,4; Track, 3; Basketball, 3; Class Favorite, 3; 2nd Team AU-Dist., 3; Football Captain, 4. ww V 1 1 [ MARY TERRAZAS F.H.A. , 1; Choir, 1,2, 3.4; 1st Dist. Typing, 3; National Honor Society, 3,4; Spanish Club Pres., 4; Annual Staff, 4; Salutatorian, 4. RUTH ELAINE THEUS Class Secretary, 1; F.H.A. 1,2; Choir, 2, 4; S p e 11 i n g , 1st, Dist., 2,3. 19 9 DOROTHY JEAN TURNER F.H.A., 1,2,3; Volleyball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Most Athletic, 3; Players' Club, 3; All-Tournament, All-Regional, All-State Team, 3, 4. SALLY URIAS F.H.A. Pres. 1; 1st Dist. Tennis, 2; Pep Squad, 2, 3; Choir, 3,4; Citizen of the Week, 4; Choir Pres. , 4; Annual Staff, 4; National Honor Society, 4. WENDELL WARE Band, 1,2, 3, 4. MARY WEST F.H.A., 1; Band, 1,2,3; Volleyball, 1,2; Tennis, 1,2, 3;Annual Staff, 3; Dramatics, 2,3. 20 NOT PICTURED; Joe Hallfordjuniors "A Frog He Would a Woolng Go." 21MRS. JORDAN Sponsor n tor L di-n Doncan TONY TRACY President CL an Ned Arcides Polly ArcidesBeverly Cleveland Olivia Castelo Linda Fielding Eva Flores Pat Fortenberry Lowell Gerbert 23Nora Tiemann Cassie Irwin Bob Maples Joe Graham Jim Hillin Barbara Ligon Yvonne Lannom Alonzo Martinez Alan Matthews Herman Hoffpauir David Lowell junior Madonna Nelson 24Tommy Nichols Isabel Nunez Elidia Pacheco Julia PattersonMartha Shellenberger Ruth Shows Jane Simpson Rosalee Smetak Buddy Spence Shirl Sullivan NOT PICTURED: Josie Holbrook John Hardaway Wilbur WarnockSop ho mores 'He followed her to school one day, Which was against the role;"MR. MAYFIELD SponsorSue Wendell Jake Betty Armstrong Averitt Barker Black Joe Lionel Johnny Nan Bowman Bueno Byford Calderon Tony Carrillo Kay Clarke Jimmy Cunningham Freye Cope Dale Dees Robert Dennis Amelia Duarte Abe GonzalesLucy Margarita Gonzales Gonzales Reyes Anastacio Gonzales Gamboa Harriet Richard Hammond Harral Ronnie Hopkins Caridad Jaquez Jose Jaquez Carolyn Bill Adon Kelly King Leija omore Marilyn Lethco Eva Martinez Johnny Mayberry Jimmy Me AteerMary Isidro Jose David Meija Mesa Milan Navarro Elaine Elodia Nichols Pacheco Donna Patterson Isabel Porras Kent J.B. Powell Pugh Petra Gloria Salinas Salmon 31Katie Bobby Rudolph Robert Shows Slover Smetak Strong David Mary Lucretia Mary Thrasher Tinkler Vandergriff Vasquez Andres Villalba Celia Villalba Eva Villalba Harvey Williams NOT PICTURED: Celestino Acosta, Elida Aguilera, Nancy Bryant, Erlinda Gonzales John A. Holbrook, Octavio Mesa, Mary Sanchez, Frances Ann Adams. Viola Granado,men "A dillar, a dollar, A ten-o'clock scholar. What makes you come so soon?" 33%eSUan SARA Resident Vice-r1 Paula Aguilera JIMMY REDDEN President MR. TYSON Sponsor Mary AguilarSkipper Blaydes Tony Brons Mary Lee Cearlock Julio Carrasco A Frank Chavarria Dick Cochran Virginia Cooper Eulalia Chavez Vernon Creech Sara Cunningham Pascuala Socorro Dominguez Duarte Lyndon Crump « John Dunn Joan Daniel 8 on Ginger DeAx Ross Joyce Davis Dollar 35George Fielding Ben Gonzales Sonja Jones Frank Ligon 36 Jesus Franco Frank Gonzales Virgil Hillock Sharon Johnson Jack Lowell Josephine Gonzales George Holbrook Claudette Kerr Augustin Mesa V — ■ - ■»ij Brian Gilley Neal Griffith Johnny Howard Barbara Land Nancy Mitchell man Mildred Hill Barbara Hughes Sharon Lee Phil McClureRuth Navarro Junior Palmer John Powers Jim Robbins Wo odette McDougald Roger Neimann Charlie Parks Flavio Rivera W.D. McGilvray Linda Nelson Lionel Rodriguez Melody McKenzie Cruz Nunez Rafael Rodriguez Linda McKenzie Mauricia Olivas Jesus Rodriguez Rachel Pena Roy Pena Josephine Pina Pascual Ramirez Rusty Ratliff Jimmy Redden Olga RiveraArcelia Sanchez Leon Schultz Albert Simmons Trelly Smith Joyce Sterling Orville Strong Anson Sullivan John Thompson Jerry Tyler Vernon Tye Mike Ureta - Sandra West Nan Wilmeth NOT PICTURED: Ben F. Adams, Richard Barnett, Pinky Davis, Billy Hardaway, Paul McKeever, Albert Urias. Kelly Wilson Beverley Norman Wilson WorleyOrganizations "LONDON BRIDGE is falling down, falling down, falling down, LONDON BRIDGE is falling down,-" 39Student C ouncil FIRST ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Judy Allison, Gloria Salmon, Ruthie McAteer, Beverly Cleveland, Joan Danielson, Linda McKenzie. SECOND ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Mrs. Dorothy Weddle, sponsor; Sue Simpson, Sue Armstrong, Barbara Ligon, Sherrill Rolls, Jimmy Cunningham, George Fielding, Frank Ligon. THIRD ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Jerome Crumpton, George Atkins, Tom Silliman, Robert Dennis, Sam Baker, Isidro Mesa, Franklin Duncan, Tony Tracy, and Xanthus Pattillo. OFFICERS, STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: Judy Allison, historian; Tony Tracy, parliamentarian; Jerome Crumpton, president pro-tem; Mrs. Dorothy Weddle, sponsor. SEATED LEFT TO RIGHT: Ruthie McAteer, secretary; Sam Baker, president; Barbara 40 Ligon, treasurer.CL ii l epreientativei SENIOR REPRESENTATIVES Tom Silliman; Judy Allison; Jerome Crumpton, president; Sue Simpson; George Atkins. SOPHOMORE REPRESENTATIVES Isidro Mesa; Sue Armstrong; Robert Dennis, president; Gloria Salmon; Jimmy Cunningham. JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVES Sherrill Rolls; Tony Tracy, president; Franklin Duncan; Xanthus Pattillo; Beverly Cleveland. FRESHMAN REPRESENTATIVES George Fielding; Linda McKenzie; Jimmy Redden, president; Joan Danielson; Frank Ligon.MRS. WINNIE MAE JOHNSON Sponsor This annual is the result of many hours of hard work by the members of the Panther Staff. The staff, under the direction of Mrs. Winnie Mae Johnson, meets every Monday night in the high school library to plan and prepare this book for the student body.LARRY SKYLSTAD Sponsor The Tumbleweed is given to the students free of charge every two weeks. Much work is devoted to the paper by the members of the journalism class which meets each day to gather news of all school activities. The staff is under the direction of Larry Skylstad.KENNETH ST. CLAIR, Director FLUTES Nancy Baumgardner Sharon Johnson Melody McKenzie Linda McKenzie Georgeanne Smith (not pictured) John Thompson Sandra West CLARINETS Jayme Barker Betty Kay Butz Carmen Gonzalez Josephine Gonzales Donna Hale (not pictured) Jim Hillin Sharon Lee Barbara Ligon Phil McClure Nancy Mitchell Ruth Navarro Josephine Pina Roy Pena Lynn Rainwater Joyce Sterling Beth Thomas (not pictured) Lucretia Vandergriff Bryant Wilson Beverley Wilson BASS CLARINET Yvonne Lannom BASSOON Beverly Cleveland SAXOPHONES Lynda Alexander Buddy Bowers Don Diebitsch Carolyn Sue Kelly Dave Parker Mary Louise Sullivan 44Band CORNETS Malcolm Almond John Berry-Tony Brons George Fielding Brian Gilley Richard Harral Joye Henley (not pictured) Herman Hoffpauir Ronnie Hopkins Ruth Ann McAteer Augustin Mesa FRENCH HORNS Johnny Howard Trelly Smith Vernon Tye BARITONES Bill Buster Jimmy Cunningham Jimmy McAteer Xanthus Pattillo Wendell Ware TROMBONES Robert Baker Skipper Blaydes Claudette Kerr Jesus Rodriguez BASSES Vernon Creech John Powers Rusty Ratliff PERCUSSION Sue Armstrong Sam Baker Joan Danielson Lowell Gerbert Harriett Hammond Vicki McSpedden Kent Powell La Juana Roye 45VICKI McSPEDDEN Drum Major BEVERLY CLEVELAND Majorette SUE ARMSTRONG Majorette YVONNE LANNOM MajoretteC .o u n ci LEFT ROW, BOTTOM TO TOP: Ruthie McAteer, president; Jim Hillin, vice-president; Don Diebitsch, secretary-treasurer. RIGHT ROW, BOTTOM TO TOP: Vicki McSpedden, drum major; Bryant Wilson, librarian; Sam Baker, band captain. NOT PICTURED, Jimmy Cunningham, appointed council member. BAND SWEETHEART Ruthie McAteer was chosen band sweetheart by popular vote of the band. She was crowned at the half time ceremony and then presented with a bouquet of roses and a bracelet. BLUE WHITE CITATION CORD WINNERS Six boys, Robert Baker, Xanthus Pattillo, Don Diebitsch, Herman Hoffpauir, Bryant Wilson, and Dave Parker (not pictured) were chosen by popular vote of the band as the best marchers of 1956-57.oir TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Elaine Theus, Martha Shellenberger, Linda June Fielding, Sherrill Rolls, Kay Carson, Correne Stidham, Barbara Mayberry, Joyce Weathers, Dorothy McKenzie, Ida Rodriguez. MIDDLE ROW: Mrs. Wood, sponsor; Sally Urias, Mary Terrazas, Lucy Gon - zales, Olivia Castelo, Mary Lynn Aguilar, Ruth Shows, Rose Mary Duran, Palmenia Arcides, Elodia Pacheco, Gloria Sanchez. BOTTOM ROW: Eva Flores, Barbara Hughes, Pat McLeroy, Madonna Nelson, Amelia Duarte, Pascuala Dominguez, Isabel Porras, Ernestina Valenzuela, Elidia Pacheco, and Lucy Urias. FROM LEFTTORIGHT, Sally Urias, president; Dorothy McKenzie, vice-president; Mrs. Wood, director; Donna Sue Church, secretary; andRose Mary Duran, reporter; proudly pose with the Sweepstake trophy the Choir won in Odessa at Choir Contest on March 16. One piano solo and three vocal solos were entered at Choir Contest on March 16. Kay Car-son, Choir pianist, placed 1st in piano and 2nd in vocal. Dorothy McKenzie and Sherrill Rolls placed 2nd in vocal solos. Earlier in the year, Sherrill was chosen to sing in the All State Choir.STANDING, LEFT TO RIGHT: Elaine Nichols, Ginger DeAx, Tim Casner, and Linda McKenzie. SEATED: Ernestina Valenzuela, Jesus Rodriguez, Pat McLeroy, Mrs. R.D. Blaydes, sponsor; Isabel Porras, Sara Cunningham, and Nan Wilmeth. NOT PICTURED: Virginia Cooper, Woodette McDougald, Donna Patterson, and Wendell Ware. Mrs. R.D. Blaydes, Isabel Porras, Pat McLeroy, and Ernestina Valenzuela, pictured ready to leave for the Library Convention which was held at Galveston on Feb- Linda and Sara, are you really working or ruary 21 through 23. just trying to fool Mrs. Blaydes?TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Mary Mejia, Senaida Salmon, Celia Villalba, Ida Rodriguez, Mary Terrazas, president; Eva Villalba, Lucy Gonzalez, Sally Florez, Amelia Duarte, Reyes Gonzalez. SECOND ROW: Mr. Tyson, sponsor; Flavio Rivera, Mary Lynn Aguilar, Elidia Pacheco, Rose Mary Duran, 2nd vice-president; Elodia Pacheco, Mary Vasquez, Isabel Nunez, Palmenia Arcides, Ernestina Valenzuela. THIRD ROW: Olga Rivera, Marielena Sanchez, Margaret Gonzales, Gloria Salmon, 1st vice-president; Carmen Gonzalez, secretary-treasurer; Isabel Porras.Ruth Navarro, and Caridad Jaquez. Pictured below are some of the girls enjoying the Spanish Club's Christmas party which was held on December 13. Mary Terrazas giving a talk about the Spanish Club at the Band Concert which was presented to the parents on March 5 during the Texas Public School Week.LEFT TO RIGHT: Jim Robbins, Bryant Wilson, vice-president; Tony Tracy, president; Richard Harral, Franklin Duncan, Sue Simpson, and Fred Harral, sponsor. NOT PICTURED: Donna Sue Church, secretary; Beverly Cleveland, and Floyd Bradley.D.J4.J- HOMEMArtfflj. AMERICA, STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT: Marjorie Newsom, sponsor; Joyce Dollar, Pat McLeroy, Mary Lee Cearlock, Rosalee Smetak, Ginger DeAx, Joyce Weathers, Sue Kelly, Irene Rodriguez, Mary Lynn Aguilar, Sonja Jones, Isabel Banda, Mary Almendarez, Mauricia Olivas. SEATED: Joyce Sterling, Barbara Land, La Juana Roye, Eva Villalba, Mary Tinkler, Isabel Porras, Linda Nelson, and Beverley Wilson. NOT PICTURED: Juanita Almendarez, Socorro Duarte, Caridad Jaquez, Ruth Navarro, Josephine Pina, Mary Vasquez, and Celia Villalba. OFFICERS LEFT TO RIGHT: Isabel Porras, treasurer, La Juana Roye, secretary; Eva Villain vice-president; Mary Tinkler, president; Barbara Land, historian; Joyce Sterling, parliamentarian; and Beverley Wilson, song leader. MARJORIE NEWSOM SponsorThe F. H. A. girls have been busy attending different club meetings this year. On October 2, they attended one at Grandfalls, on March 2, the area meeting at Midland, and on April 26-27, the state meeting at Dallas. The girls learn many things from attending these meetings. This is the F.H.A. girls' display during the Pecos County Fat Stock Show on October ll-13- The girls have enjoyed many parties this school term. One of the most enjoyable was the Valentine party held in the Homemaking room. Another was the program for the incoming eighth grade girls in May, which was to explain the different things being done in the F.H.A. Smile pretty, girls -- it's Christmas! Besides enjoying themselves, the girls have sent Christmas cards to the mental hospital at Big Spring, and a box of gifts to the Tomas see Indian School in South Carolina. The girls receive last minute instructions from Miss Newsom, sponsor, before installation of officers. Two of the girls admire the Christmas decorations at the F.H.A. Christmas party which was held in the H.E. room.D.Zl.Ji. TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Jesus Franco, John Holbrook, L.H. Patterson, Alan Matthews, John Hardaway, Pat Fortenberry, Rodney Powell, historian; Wilbur Warnock.Bob Maples, Robert Dennis, secretary; Fred Bradley, vice-president; Jimmy Sullivan, parliamentarian. SECOND ROW; Jose Jaquez, Charlie Smetak, vice-president; Buddy Spence, Isidro Mesa, vice-president; Johnny Urias, Harvey Williams, Floyd Bradley, president; Leslie Whitworth, reporter; Andres Villalba, treasurer. THIRD ROW: Charlie Parks, Julia Carrasco, Lionel Rodriguez, Rafael Rodriguez, Anastacio Gamboa, Abe Gonzales, Pete Worley, Jake Barker. FOURTH ROW; D.D. White, advisor; Reynaldo Arcides, Jose Milan, Leonel Bueno, sentinel; Edward Sanchez, Eva Flores, sweetheart; Eulalia Chavez, Richard Barnett, Rudy Smetak, Cruz Nunez, and Pasqual Ramirez. EVA FLORES Sweetheart Floyd Bradley, Big Bend District vice president, giving a talk about the F.F.A. at the Band Concert which was presented to the parents on March 5 during Texas Public School Week. D.D. WHITE AdvisorA summer educational trip to Yellowstone National Park highlighted the F.F.A.'s successful year. The boys' sheep exhibits made exceptional showings at the El Paso, Houston, and San Angelo Fat Stock Shows. Money raising projects included the collection and sale of scrap iron, the sale of Christmas trees, and the sale of cokes at the rodeo. A $35.00 gift from the Student Council helped purchase South-down breeding stock. LEFT TO RIGHT: Shirl Sullivan, Buddy Spence, Leslie Whitworth, and Floyd Bradley. Each member of the grass judging team carded high scores, but the team was nosed out of first place in team standings by a fine Imperial team. Despite the fact that Floyd Bradley was the high individual of the contest, this same group of boys finished second in range judging, this time to the Crockett County 4-H. TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Skipper Blaydes, Beverley Wilson, Lynn Rainwater, Sue Arm- strong, secretary-treasurer; Sam Baker, Vicki McSpedden, president; Jesus Rodriguez, Sara Cunningham, Jake Barker, Lynda Alexander, Jayme Barker, John Thompson. SECOND ROW: Larry Skylstad, sponsor; Nancy Baumgardner, Sharon Lee, Beverly Cleveland, Eva Flores, Floyd Bradley, Dorothy McKenzie, Sandra West, Sharon Johnson, Nora Tiemann, Woodette McDougald, Virginia Cooper. THIRD ROW: Robert Baker, Joan Danielson, Nancy Mitchell, Melody McKenzie, Nan Wilmeth, Claudette Kerr, Linda McKenzie, Joyce Dollar, and Trelly Smith. NOT PICTURED: Donna Sue Church, vice-president. Georgeanne Smith played Elizabeth, The Queen, and Sam Baker played Essex in the State Contest play. Lynn Rainwater as The Fool and Lynda Alexander as Penelope. At the last moment Lynda became ill and Sue Armstrong took her place.Donna Sue and Tony were the narrators for the Christmas pageant presented by the Players' Club, Choir, and Band. The last scene of the Christmas pageant was one of the most beautiful in the pageant. The Three Kings and the Shepherds came to adore the baby Jesus. Beverly Cleveland sang a solo, "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" as the street scene in Bethlehem was portrayed. 57Eva Flores, taking a bath in public! Lynn Rainwater did a magnificent dance in the assembly. The $64,000 Popcorn question was won by Nan Wilmeth. Officers of the Players' Club are Donna Sue Church, vice-president; Vicki McSpedden, president; and Sue Armstrong, secretary-treasurer. The Players' Club banquet held on May 18 was very successful. Sam Baker was the speaker and Vicki McSpedden, president, also gave a short speech. 58ona JJ, onor LEFT TO RIGHT: FRONT ROW: Mrs. James, sponsor; Frauna Sue Simpson, treasurer; Donna Hale Worthington; Judy Allison, president; Beverly Cleveland; Georgeanne Smith, secretary. SECOND ROW: Mrs. Weddle, sponsor; Don Taylor; Mary Terrazas; Sally Urifis; Floyd Bradley; Mrs. Hayter, sponsor. THIRD ROW: Thomas Armstrong; David Parker; Tony Tracy, vice- president; Lynn Rainwater. Membership in the National Honor Society requires a scholastic average of ninety or above and a junior or senior classification. At the open house for parents, Judy Allison, president, gave a talk on the National Honor Society. The new members were installed on April 18, 1957. Membership cards were presented by Mr. Harris. nterichofaitic rJLea 9U POETRY READING AND DECLAMATION Sara Cunningham, 2nd in Jr. Girls' Declamation; Georgeanne Smith, 2nd in Sr. Girls' Declamation; Mr. Skylstad, sponsor; Sam Baker, 1st in Poetry Reading; Beverly Cleveland, competed in Poetry Reading. NUMBER SENSE Barbara Hughes competed in this event; Mrs. Hayter, sponsor; Nan Wilmeth, 2nd in District. SHORTHAND Mary Terrazas; Sue Simpson; Mrs. Mary Helen Jordan, sponsor. Sue Simpson won 1st in District and 4th in Regional. SPELLING Lynn Rainwater and Beverly Cleveland placed 3rd as a team; Mrs. Sallie Buster, sponsor. READY WRITERS Mrs. Sallie Buster, sponsor; Donna Hale, 3rd in District. TYPING Mrs. Creel and Mrs. Jordan, sponsors; Harriet Hammond, Betty Kay Butz, and Eva Flores. 60"On your marks! Get se-e-et! Go!"DootLff A TEAM TOP ROW: Coach Watson, Jimmy McAteer, Pat Fortenberry, Tom Silliman, Franklin Duncan, Jim Hillin, Tim Casner, Julio Carrasco, Coach Moring. MIDDLE ROW: Manager Bobby Slover, Fred Bradley, Ruben Rodriquez, Red Dennis, George Atkins, Don Taylor, Frank Chavarria, Tony Tracy, Manager Floyd Bradley. BOTTOM ROW: Jerome Crumpton, Xanthus Pattillo, Rodney Powell, Leslie Whitworth, J. D. McIntyre, Joe Graham, Ned Arcides, Lionel Rodriquez. NOT PICTURED: Celestino Acosta, Thomas Armstrong. B TEAM TOP ROW: Coach Carter, Jimmy Sullivan, Bob Maples, Bert Roye, Johnny Urias, J. B. Pugh, Jesus Franco, Isidro Mesa, Joe Bowman, Junior Palmer, Charlie Parks. BOTTOM ROW: Wendell Averitt, Jose Jaquez, Billy Jake Barker, Ross Davis, Reynaldo Arcides, Pasqual Ramirez, Norman Worley, Jose Milan, Lionel Bueno, Bill Buster, Tommy Nichols.CELESTINO ACOSTA Soph. Guard 2 yr. Letter man THOMAS ARMSTRONG Sr. Tackle 3 yr. Letterman 1st Team All District 2nd Team All Area F.S. 39 Sanderson 6 F.S. 0 Big Lake 0 FRED BRADLEY Jr. Halfback 1 yr. Letterman Honorable Men. All District NED ARCIDES Jr. Halfback 2 yr. Letterman GEORGE ATKINS Sr. Guard 2 yr. Letterman Honorable Men. All District For the season opener the Fort Stockton Panther s met the Sanderson Eagles. Leading 20-0 at the half, Stockton won the game with a score of 39-6. At the second football game the Panthers surprised the Big Lake Owls and fought them to a scoreless tie. Coach Moring, at a pep rally, urging the boys to do their best. 64JULIO CARRASCO Fresh. Tackle 1 yr. Letter man TIM CASNER Jr. Halfback 2 yr. Letterman JEROME CRUMPTON Sr. Quarterback 2 yr. Letterman I 9i 22 FRANK CHAVARRIA Fresh. Tackle 1 yr. Letterman The Panthers easily defeated the Marfa Shorthorns. They rolled up 480 yards rushing and 80 passing to win 44-13. The game with the Alpine Bucks was a runaway with the Panthers scoring six time8 before the game was over. The score was 38-0. F.S. F.S. 44 38 Marfa Alpine 13 0 RED DENNIS Soph. Quarterback 1 yr. Letterman Bucks1 0” 8 0t ° t le Alpine game. The Panthers really stopped theFRANKLIN DUNCAN Jr. End 1 yr. Letter man PAT FORTENBERRY Jr. Guard 1 yr. Letter man JOE GRAHAM Jr. Center 1 yr. Letterman F.S. 7 Iraan 7 F.S. 12 Wink 7 JIMMY McATEER Soph. Fullback 2 yr. Letterman Honorable Men. All District JIM HILLIN Jr. End 2 yr. Letterman In the second tie of the season, the Panthers were tied 7-7 by the Iraan Braves. It was a close fought game. The homecoming game, against Wink this year, was a close contest, with Stockton winning the game 12-7. A pileup during the hard-fought game with Iraan. 66j.d. mcintyre Jr. Halfback 1 yr. Letterman XANTHUS PATTILLO Jr. Tackle 2 yr. Letterman LIONEL RODRIQUEZ Fresh. Halfback 1 yr. Letterman F.S. 0 Seminole 21 F.S. 6 McCamey 34 RUBEN RODRIQUEZ Jr. Halfback 3 yr. Letterman RODNEY POWELL Jr. Guard 1 yr. Letterman In their first district game of the season, the Panthers were defeated for the first time this year. The Seminole Indians won with a score of 21-0. The Panthers suffered their second defeat at the hands of the M c C a m e y Badgers. The score of this game was 34-6. A Seminole Indian runs around right end for substantial yardage during the Indian-Panther game.TOM SILLIMAN Sr. End 2 yr. Letterman Honorable Men. All District DON TAYLOR Sr. Center 3 yr. Letterman 2nd Team All District TONY TRACY Jr. Quarterback 2 yr. Letterman F.S. 25 Denver City 13 F.S. 0 Crane 38 The cheerleader s lead a yell at a bonfire. LESLIE WHITWORTH Sr. Guard 2 yr. Letterman The Panthers rolled to their fifth win of the season when they defeated the Denver City Mustangs. The score was 25-13. In the last game of the season, the Panthers were defeated 38- 0 by the Crane Golden Cranes. 68 A Panther executing a tackle against the opposing team ball-carrier.V JUDY ALLISON Senior SHERRILL ROLLS Junior C li eer lea e i erS PATSY POSEY Senior JANE SIMPSON Junior 9' I MRS. HAYTER SponsorEaA'tUl LEFT TO RIGHT: Ned Arcides, Thomas Armstrong, Julio Carrasco, Jimmy McAteer, Tim Casner, Coach Joe Moring, Franklin Duncan, Don Diebitsch, Fred Bradley, Tony Tracy Ruben Rodriquez, Kenneth Thomas. SCORES Panthers 51 Seminole 83 Panthers 53 McCamey 51 Panthers 46 Crane 43 Panthers 64 Denver City 58 Panthers 53 McCamey 72 Panthers 43 Seminole 75 Panthers 64 Crane 51 Panthers 78 Denver City 50 PLAYERS NOT PICTURED Celestino Acosta Sophomore "B" Team Frank Chavarria Freshman "B" Team Rafael Rodriquez Freshman 1 yr. Letterman "o ______ COACH Joe MoringIs it, or isn't it ? DON DIEBITSCH Co-Captain Sr. 2 yr. Letter man All Tournament at Rankin All-District FRANKLIN DUNCAN Co-Captain Jr. 2 yr. Letterman All Tournament at Ozona All District Will it, or won't it? NED ARCIDES Jr. "B” Team 71FRED BRADLEY Jr. 1 yr. Letterman JULIO CARRASCO Fresh. "B" Team TIM CASNER Jr. 2 yr. Letterman 72It's in. JIMMY McATEER Soph. 2 yr. Letterman 73Voft Ul B TEAM TOP ROW: Manager Judy Almond, Isabel Banda, Freye Cope, Janett Wilson, Amalia Ramos, Reyes Gonzalez, Senaida Salmon, Coach James. BOTTOM ROW: Katie Shows, Sara Cunningham, Peggie Zuehlke, Socorro Duarte. A TEAM TOP ROW: Mary Mejia, Isaura Bueno, Amalia Ramos, Sue Simpson, Petra Salinas, Reyes Gonzalez, Manager Judy Almond, Coach James. BOTTOM ROW: Peggie Zuehlke, Joe Turner, Jane Simpson, Socorro Duarte. We They Crane 48 11 Monahans 26 4 Iraan 40 9 Monahans 26 15 Iraan 45 9 A GAME ♦Crane 39 10 SCORES ♦Seminole 19 17 ♦McCamey 20 16 ♦ District ♦ Denver City 45 11 Games Crane B 39 13 Monahans B 23 21 • Iraan B 57 15 B GAME Monahans B 21 15 SCORES Iraan B 58 5 Crane B 32 13 Seminole B 18 14 McCamey B 29 11 Denver City B 59 4 The B Team has not lost a game in two years. ISAURA BUENO Jr. 3 yr. Letter man All Tourney Big Spring All Tourney Lamesa SOCORRO DUARTE Fresh. 1 yr. LettermanREYES GONZALES Jr. 3 yr. Letterman PETRA SALINAS Soph. 1 yr. Letterman All Tourney Regional All State Team BIG SPRING TOURNAMENT We They Crane 37 7 Levelland 36 6 Seminole 39 7 Big Spring B 29 12 Big Spring A 20 18 LAMESA TOURNAMENT We They Lamesa B 70 1 Plainview 38 6 Lamesa A 38 11 Imperial 10 19 The girls won the Big Spring Tournament and placed second in the Lamesa Tournament.JANE SIMPSON Jr. 2 yr. Letterman All Tourney Lamesa All Tourney District All Tourney Regional SUE SIMPSON Sr. 2 yr. Letterman All Tourney Big Spring All Tourney District All Tourney Regional All State Team STOCKTON-DISTRICT CHAMPS We They Crane 31 7 McCamey 23 8 Seminole 20 15 STOCKTON-REGIONAL CHAMPS We They Olton 41 4 STOCKTON-STATE CHAMPS We They Post 38 9 San Saba 41 6 Cypress-Fairbanks 17 10 STATE CHAMPS JO TURNER Sr. 4 yr. Letterman All Tourney Big Spring All Tourney Regional All State Team PEGGY ZUEHLKE Sr. 2 yr. Letterman TOP ROW: Coach Bob Carter, Ruben Rodriquez, Franklin Duncan, Tony Tracy, Joe Bowman, Julio Carrasco, Joe Graham, Rodney Powell, Jim Hillin, Pat Fortenberry, Jimmy McAteer, Tim Casner. BOTTOM ROW: Jose Milan, Abe Gonzalez, John Rowe, Ned Arcides, James Purser, Floyd Bradley, Bill Buster, Xanthus Pattillo, Fred Bradley, Isidro Mesa, Shirl Sullivan. Isidro Mesa and Tim Casner, Stockton trackmen who went to State this year. 78 Judy Allison, Queen of the Comanche Relays, was chosen by the Track team. She is pic-turedhere with Jim Hillin and Tim Casner, two of the captains of the track team. The other captain, Xanthus Pattillo, is not pictured.MILE RELAY TEAM LEFT TO RIGHT: Rodney Powell, Pat Fortenberry, Jimmy Me, up and over. Ruben Rodriquez, Jim Hillin. The annual Comanche Relays were held here on March 2, 1957. First place was won by Andrews with 36 1 2 points. Stockton was in 5th place with 11 points. District Track Meet was held here on April 4. Crane won first place. Stocktonites who won first places were as follows: Tim Casner--lst, 220 yard and 100 yard dashes; Isidro Mesa--1st, mile run; Rodriquez, Arcides, Bradley, Casner--lst, 440 yard relay. At Regional in Lubbock on April 12-13, Tim Casner and Isidro Mesa qualified for State . Tim won first in the 220 and Isidro won second in the mile; however, they did not place at State. SPRINT RELAY TEAM LEFT TO RIGHT: Ned Arcides, Tim Casner, Tony Tracy, Jim McAteer, Ruben Rodriquiz, Bill Buster. NOT PICTURED: Fred Bradley. Those blurs are runners. HURDLERS LEFT TO RIGHT: Joe Graham, Ned Arcides, Franklin Duncan, Fred Bradley, Shirl Sullivan. 79TOP ROW: Lowell Gerbert, Kent Powell, John Thompson, Kelly Wilson, George Fielding, Skipper Blaydes, Jimmy Redden, Coach Howard Tyson. BOTTOM ROW: Jerome Crumpton, Claudette Kerr, Sandra West, Lynda Alexander, Patsy Posey, Judy Allison, Brian Gilley. The Fort Stockton players this year were as follows: Senior Division: Cassie Irwin, Girls' Singles; Brian Gilley, Boys' Singles; Patsy Posey and Judy Allison, Girls' Doubles; Jerome Crumpton and Tom Silliman, Boys' Doubles. Junior Division: Sandra West, Girls' Singles; George Fielding, Boys' Singles; Lynda Alexander and Claudette Kerr, Girls' Doubles; Phil McClure and Kelly Wilson, Boys' Doubles. Fort Stockton entered two tournaments this year, in Odessa and in Alpine. In the District play in Crane on March 30, Judy Allison and Patsy Posey won the Girls' Doubles. In the Junior play Lynda Alexander and Claudette Kerr won the Girls' Doubles and George Fielding won the Boys' Singles. In overall team points Fort Stockton was second to Crane. Judy Allison and Patsy Posey won the Girls' Doubles at Regional in Lubbock on April 13. The girls went on to State, where they were defeated in the semi-finals. Judy Allison and Patsy Posey, the Fort Stockton Senior Girls' Doubles Tennis Team, who were regional champs this year.SENIOR PLAYERS LEFT TO RIGHT: Kent Powell, Lowell Gerbert, Brian Gilley, Jerome Crumpton, Patsy Posey, Judy Allison, Coach Tyson. NOT PICTURED: Tom Silliman, Cassie Irwin. JUNIOR PLAYERS LEFT TO RIGHT: Claudette Kerr, Sandra West, Lynda Alexander, John Thompson, Kelly Wilson George Fielding, Skipper Blaydes, Jimmy Redden, Coach Tyson. 81Hut 1--Hut 2--Hut 3 These are cheerleaders? ? ? This band is lined up and is rarin' to go! What poise--what uniforms--What? ? Twirlers ? ? ? FIGHT! ! ALL-GIRL FOOTBALL GAME The All-Girls' Football Game, played on November 15, 1956, caused much excitement for all. The game--Seniors Sophomores vs. Juniors Freshmen—was complete with boy cheerleaders chosen from the student body, boy twirlers chosen by Mr. St. Clair, and an all-boy bandied by drum major Sam Baker. The cheerleaders were Jake Barker, Fred Bradley, and John Hardaway--Junior Freshman team, and Jerome Crumpton, Floyd Bradley, and Robert Dennis--Senior Sophomore team. The Twirlers were Jimmy McAteer, Jim Hillin, and X an thus Pat-tillo. The football girls were suited out in the regular boy's uniforms--blue vs. white. The Senior--Sophomore team was coached by Ken Watson while the Junior-Freshman team was coached by Bob Carter. The bruised girls put on a good show that was enjoyed by about 500 people, and although the Junior-Freshman team fought, the Senior-Sophomore team was triumphant. 4 A 82 Back to the showers after a tough game.Wo St Miotic Qirt $ane Simpson -Jttison  KoL.rt 2) enrtis(Citizens o The citizens of the week are chosen each week by the faculty on the basis of their willingness to cooperate with teacher s and other students and such qualities as courteousness, friendliness, consideration of others, and neatness of dress. f tL Week FIRST SIX-WEEKS: Sam Baker, Judy Allison, Floyd Bradley, Beverly Cleveland, Jerome Crumpton, Sue Simpson, Don Taylor, Mary Terrazas, Tim Casner, Jane Simpson. THIRD SIX-WEEKS: Wendell Ware, Betty Kay Butz, Joe Bowman, Barbara Hughes, Wilbur Warnock, Nan Wilmeth, Thomas Michna, Judy Almond, Robert Baker, Barbara Land, Herman Hoffpauir, Julia Patterson. NOT PICTURED: John Thompson, Isaura Bueno. FIFTH SIX-WEEKS: Xanthus Pattillo, Mo-desta Chavez, Frank Ligon, Nancy Mitchell, Skipper Blaydes, Donna Jean Saul, Lynn Rainwater, Beth Thomas, Ned Arcides, Joyce Dollar, Jimmy Cunningham, Sherrill Rolls. SECOND SIX-WEEKS: Wendell Averitt, Vicki McSpedden, Fred Bradley, Mary Tinkler, Thomas Armstrong, Kay Carson, Linden Crump, Ruthie McAteer, Sally Urias, J.B. Pugh. Freye Cope. NOT PICTURED: Jack Lowell. FOURTH SIX-WEEKS: Franklin D un c an , Dale Dees, Jim Hillin, Eva Flores, Isidro Mesa, Dorothy McKenzie, Alan Matthews, Sara Cunningham, George Fielding, Linda McKenzie, John Rowe. NOT PICTURED: Joan Danielson. SIXTH SIX-WEEKS: Ginger DeAx, Carmen Gonzalez, Kathy Hodges, Sharon Lee, Sue Armstrong, Kay Clarke, Jimmy McAteer, Philip Clarke, David Navarro, Neal Griffith, Albert Simmons, Phil McClure. 97WL’ WL The Rooney Family Award for the highest scholastic average went to Barbara Hughes. She also received the Magno Usui Study Club Award for the highest English average. This is the first year for this award. The American Legion scholarship medal for being the highest ranking senior went to Judy Allison. The award for the Best All-Around Girl given by the Pecos Theater, given for the first time this year, went to Sue Simpson. She also received the D.A. R. Citizenship Award. The American Legion Citizenship Award went to Sam Baker. The Pioneer Award for the Best All-Around Boy Student went to Thomas Armstrong. The Pecos County State Bank Award for the highest ranking math student went to Linden Crump. The Butz P.T.A. Scholarship Award went to Mary Terrazas."They spent a happy evening .... playing and singing and dancing about."s utu mn Jea ves This is really a sophisticated bunch! Red and all those girls? Too windy for you, girls? Here we are at the swimming pool pavilion and it is September 22, 1956, time for the Autumn Leaves Dance. The dancing area is surrounded by a picket fence entwined with autumn branches. Refreshments of cookies and punch are being served, so let's hurry and join the fun. Cocktail Jo u n r Floyd, you and Sam quit that cutting up! Ready for a cocktail ? Leaving already? Here it is Nov. 19, 1956, and my, doesn't everyone look nice. There is the cashier in pink and black to greet us at the door. Now let's give our coats to the hat-check girl, dressed in her traditional short red skirt. A glass chimney lantern on each table and the bartender behind his make-believe bar really put us in the Cocktail Lounge mood. M-m-m-m the cocktails (punch) and cookies really hit the spot.-J'Jomecomin 9 Homecoming Queen Judy Allison with her ladies-in-waiting, Betty Dyson and Sue Simpson. Duchess Rosemary Duran is not pictured. These girls were chosen by popular vote of the student body. Homecoming was held on the weekend of October 19, 1957. Registration was held Friday morning in the girls' gym, and an assembly for the Exes was held that afternoon in the auditorium. Billy Moody was the Master of Ceremonies. Friday night the football team played a spirited game for a 12-7 victory over Wink. At half time the Homecoming Queen, her duchess, and ladies-in-waiting were announced and presented on the football field by Mr. Harris, Mr. Huckaby, Mr. Harral, and Mr. Tyson. The Queen then reigned throughout the remainder of the game. After the game, all were invited to a dance at the Country Club. This brought an end to another year of Homecoming. Dancing was enjoyed by all. Catching flies, Judy and Linda? 101a ristmas 2), ’a nee Why so serious? What'cha lookin' at, Jimmy? Who has on the hat? Everyone enjoyed the dancing. Sue and Sam pose in front of the Snowman. What Prince Charming wasn't proud to take his favorite princess to the most important all school dance of the year--the Christmas Dance, held on December 22, 1956. The guests were greeted at the door to the North Pole by a seven foot snow man. To the left were found Santa's helpers frolicking gaily about his workshop, while the Odessa College Orchestra sent dreamy music through the icicle-and snow-bedecked hall. Even the most skeptical believed there really was a Santa after all who were present received a stocking full of cookies and a cup of punch. Couples enjoying the music of the Odessa College Orchestra.'adie JJau kini 2) an ce The Sadie Hawkins Dance was held in the clothes-line bedecked girls' gym on a typical dog patch night. The couples danced in the atmosphere of two hay filled stalls and an authentic hill-billy still. Refreshments included corn pone cookies and mountain cider. A typical night in Dogpatch. Friendly, isn't he? Caught in the act! ! a 'a nee Giddap old paint! ! This is a cry you might have heard had you been at the Western Dance on January 18, 1957 at the Rural Community House. All the local cowboys were there dressed in their fancy western attire, and the cowgals were following close behind in their colorful squaw dresses. The chuck wagon gang served good old ranch fare of cokes, sandwiches, potato chips, and cookies to the hungry wranglers. .5'avoritei ’ 2 « nee "You gotta have heart, all you really need is heart." That could very well have been the theme of the Favorites' Dance held at the Community Hall on February 16, 1957. The hall was decorated with red and white crepe paper and red hearts were hanging on the walls. A red glow from above fell on everyone as he entered. Red punch and heartshaped cookies, which were served, really set the mood. A huge red heart stood at one end of the hall, and it was there that the Favorites were announced and presented by Coach Carter and Mr. Mayfield. This wasn't posed, was it? ? 1957 All-School Favorites Class Favorites Why all the socks? That's simple--it's a Sock Hop held in the Girls' Gym on March 22, 1957. This dance was different from most because all the couples danced in matching socks. To revive the couples after a mad dancing spree, cookies and punch were served. Look at all the shining knees. Look at the birdie! Wendell leaving'you?Junior-Sen ior 8a nyuet SPRING-TIME GARDENS The Junior-Senior banquet was held in the Comanche Room at Taylor's Cafe. After everyone had eaten, Tony Tracy, the Junior president, welcomed the Seniors. Following this, Jerome Crumpton, Senior president, delivered the response. Reverend Robert Hooks, the speaker, spoke on "Preparing For Marriage." The prophecy was read by Franklin Duncan, and Don Diebitsch read the will. The menu featured tomato juice cocktail, tossed salad, turkey, cranberry sauce, green beans, baked potato, hot rolls, apple cobbler, and iced tea. A bouquet of garden flowers centered the head table. The dance, held after the banquet at the large Community House, featured a flower covered-bridge at the door, arching over imaginary water. A "rock wall" decorated with figurines encircled the walls. White picket fences entwined with fresh roses surrounded the bandstand and tables. The banquet and dance were enjoyed by all, including a few worn-out Juniors who decorated until 6:00. Another will--another laugh. Where's Thomas, Kay?? Not to-o-o-o crowded, is it? ?Junior Srn ior Pr With a colorful "Streets of Paris" theme and a grand march to set the ball in motion, the Seniors presented the annual Junior-Senior Prom, Friday, May 10, 1957, in the large Community House. Colored striped awnings over the tables gave a sidewalk cafe effect, and flower carts scattered about the room added to the effect. A spotlighted Eiffel Tower with a fountain in front was a highlight in the decorations. "French" paintings were scattered about the walls. Punch and cookies were served by three "French" waiters, and the music was furnished by the Sul Ross Collegians. A typical scene at the Prom. Flowers, flowers, everywhere. The end of another dance- -JlttSporti ( antj u et Well, the last social event of the year has just slipped into "dreamland." The All-Sports Banquet, sponsored by the Quarterback Club, was held in the large Community House Friday, May 17, 1957. The feature decoration of the banquet was a large blue "S" with gold footballs, basketballs, volleyballs, tennis rackets (including Sue Simpson's good one), and track shoes around the bottom of it. Harden Cooper, Baylor line coach, was the chief speaker of the evening, but Nolan Conner got his say between breaths. The music for the dance after the banquet was furnished by RCA. It must have been funny! Seniors receiving certificates. Coach Cooper. 106107 'Old King Cole was a merry old soul, A merry old soul was he."195 7 Cjradu atei FOURTH ROW: Floyd Bradley, Leslie Whitworth, Don Taylor, Thomas Armstrong, Dave Parker, Thomas Michna, Jerome Crumpton, Gerald Saul, Sam Baker. THIRD ROW: Peggy Zuehlke, Elaine Theus, Sally Urias, Eddie Barker, George Atkins, Tom Silliman, Don Diebitsch, Charles Smetak, Joe Hallford. SECOND ROW: Pat Palmer, Lajuana Roye, Donna Sue Church, Wendell Ware, Patsy Posey, Jo Turner, Mary West Watters, Mary Terrazas, Georgeanne Smith, Vicki McSpedden, Sue Simpson. FIRST ROW: Gloria Sanchez, Barbara Mayberry, Carolyn Crowell, Betty Dyson, Judy Allison, Phillip Clarke, Donna Hale Worthington, Ruthie McAteer, Judy Almond, Carmen Gonzales, Rosemary Duran. 108thomas armstrong VALEDICTORIAN judy allison SALUTATORIAN mary terrazas 109FORT STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL BACCALAUREATE SERVICE SUNDAY, MAY NINETEENTH, 1957 HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 8:15 o'clock PROGRAM Processional _ _ Kay Carson Invocation - - The Rev. George Bastian The Lord’s Prayer _ Albert Hay Malotte Sam Baker Scripture Reading Sermon - _ Mr. Milton R. Pogue Benediction — The Rev. George Bastian Recessional Kay CarsonFORT STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL FORTY-THIRD ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM Processional________________________________________ High School Band Invocation_____________________________________The Rev. Robert Hooks Salutatory Address_________________________________________________Mary Terrazas I’ll Walk With God.......................................Douglas McLean High School Choir No True Education Without God______________________Thomas Armstrong emor AS I RECALLS IT_____ 'Bout twenty-nine pretendin' cowboys ("Dudes" to you) lit out for Prude Guest Ranch at 'bout six o'clock, Monday, May the sixth. When they got thar, some o' the braver 'uns lit astraddle o' the meanest, orneriest burros ever to come out o' the Wild West. While half o' the group saddled up and rode over to Fort Davis, the rest tangled up in vicious games of horseshoes and ping-pong. Dinner was et on a cliff overlookin' Fort Davis. Afterwards the other half o' the seniors rode the broncos back to the ranch. Followin'supper the young cowpokes enjoyed dancin' n' ping-pong. Upon returnin' home n' countin' noses, the hardened range-riders found but one casualty. Seems "Scar-Face" Simpson was upseated from her trusty mount and suffered a bruised head as a result.The cats scramble to get in the picture. "I'm Stickin' With You, " says camera-shy Sam. "Smiley" (Elvis) finally learned to dance. Betty and Carolyn rasslin' at the Senior Breakfast. Whit is mature, but Goof sucks her thumb. Debo entertains a very attentive audience. Thomas an' Eddy just relaxin' for a while. The three champion Camera-Hogs of the night. 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Call us day or night rvn ALL rUUU NCCIO Kit and Bill Moore Phone 833 COOK'S CHEVRON STATION ATLAS TIRES AND dEIMORS n a Til A kl r r N NfN AM A i%| PT BATTERIES 120 West Dickinson Phone 1050 Fort Stockton, Texas 126 BOATMAN S FOOD MARKETWOODY’S SERVICE STATION COSDEN PETROLEUM PRODUCTS Wholesale — retail DENNISON'S TEXACO SERVICE FIRESTONE TIRES Phone 110 209 E. Dickinson Fort Stockton, Texas 516 West Dickinson Phone 84 Fort Stockton, Texas EZELL SINCLAIR SERVICE OPEN 24 HOURS Pick-up and Delivery — Road Service Phone 891 607 West Dickinson Blvd. Fort Stockton, Texas HOTEL SPRINGHIRST AND COFFEE SHOP In downtown Fort Stockton, Texas DRUGS STOCKTON PHARMACY The Drug Store in Fort Stockton Phone 59 Fort Stockton, Tex. Congratulations Seniors LEWIS DRESS SHOP READY-TO-WEAR Ladies, Misses, and Children GIFTS 107 N. Main St. Phone 36 SLAUGHTER'S JEWELRY ...Jewelry ....Engraving ....Watch Repair Sales and Service ADMIRAL AND SYLVANIA TV Phone 335 111 N. Main 127'BEST OF LUCK TO THE SENIORS" BEN FRANKLIN STORE Fort Stockton, Texas BLACK'S DRUGS "John Ed's That 1$ — Your Prescription Druggist" COMPLETE FOUNTAIN SERVICE 700 W. Dickinson Blvd. Ph. 406 Congratulations Seniors HAMMOND WELDING SHOP Shop and Field Welding Phone 644 Fort Stockton, Texas DAIRY MAID PHONE 20 Compliments of WHITE AUTO STORE Compliments of CHILDERS TEXACO 300 East Dickinson Blvd. 128 PFIESTER MOTOR COMPANY DODGE - PLYMOUTH - DODGE TRUCKS P. O. Box 5 Fort Stockton, Texas Compliments of ELECTRIC SERVICE SHOP Your GENERAL ELECTRIC DEALER Phone 10 L-M CHEVROLET CO. CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE MARY LOU PIE SHOP © ODESSA, TEXAS FT. STOCKTON, TEXAS PHONE 824 TIG ANDY'S ? GALLEMORE THE FINEST DAIRY PRODUCTS IN DRUGS WEST TEXAS Fort Stockton GANDY’S Phone 1 CREAMERY 129Compliments DUNCAN MANGUM John Deere Farm Equipment Sales-Farm Supply-Service FORT STOCKTON, TEXAS Scenes from 1956 HomecomingtocjraphsTitle Page 1 School Picture 2 Staff Members 2 Foreword 3 In Memoriam 3 Dedication 4 ADMINISTRATION Division Page 5 Mr. Huckaby 6 Mr. Harris 7 Board of Education 8 Faculty Members 9-12 SENIORS Division Page 13 Officers 14 Senior Class 15-20 JUNIORS Division Page 21 Officers 22 Junior Class 23-26 SOPHOMORES Division Page 27 Officers 28 Sophomore Class 29-32 FRESHMEN Division Page 33 Officers 34 Freshman Class 35-38 ORGANIZATIONS Division Page 39 Student Council 40-41 Panther Staff 42 Tumbleweed Staff 43 Band 44-47 Choir 48 Library Club 49 Spanish Club 50 Science Club 51 F.H.A. 52-53 F.F.A. 54-55 Players' Club 56-58 National Honor Society 59 Interscholastic League 60 SPORTS Division Page 61 Football 62-68 Cheerleaders 69 Basketball 70-73 Volleyball 74-77 Track 78-79 Tennis 80-81 All-Girl Football Game 82 PERSONALITIES Division Page 83 Miss F.S. H. S. 84 Mr. F.S.H.S. 85 Most Representative Girl 86 Most Representative Boy 87 Cutest Girl 88 Best Looking Boy 89 Most Athletic Girl 90 Most Athletic Boy 91 Homecoming Queen 92 Senior Favorites 93 Junior Favorites 94 Sophomore Favorites 95 Freshman Favorites 96 Citizens of the Week 97 Who's Who 98 SOCIAL EVENTS Division Page 99 Autumn Leaves 100 Cocktail Lounge 100 Homecoming 101 Christmas Dance 102 Sadie Hawkins 103 Western Dance 103 Favorites' Dance 104 Sock Hop 104 Junior-Senior Banquet 105 Senior Prom 106 All Sports Banquet 106 SENIOR EVENTS Division Page 107 Senior Class 108 Honor Graduates 109 Baccalaureate Service 110 Commencement 111 Senior Day 112 Senior Assembly 113 Graduation Party 114 ADVERTISEMENTS Division Page 115 Ads 116-130 Autographs 131 Index 132$ V


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