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This is the first of three divisions of the Orenda, in it
are the sophomore, junior, senior, and faculty sections.
We shall start with the sophomores since everyone has
at one time or another gone through this grade. Every-
one at Lamar will remember this first day, the odd and
even room numbers, the time he got stuck with a partner
at a Friday night dance, the time he had pressing and
collecting wild flowers-all of these are primarily times
of helplessness and frustration, and they typify the
sophomore year. By the next year things become more
settled, the worried look has now disappeared, as the
junior will remember having memorized Mark Anthony's
death oration, figured his grade averages and honor-
point totals, and recited geometry theorems. But most
important he can now give advice to eager-faced sopho-
mores. At the end of the junior year are the many
elections which serve to spotlight the senior leaders.
This last year is one of logs, cosines, May fete predic-
tions, Macbeth, and club formals. lt is a year of play
and acceptance of responsibilities.
The continual progression through Lamar changes
very little from year to year. This first section Qicerns
the individuals that make up the school. The following
two show how these students first organize their abilities
and then enter into various competitions.
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ln 1937 the halls of Lamar were opened for the first time. That fall almost all of this year's
seniors were just beginning their long climb toward graduation. Mr. William J. Moyes, the principal
of the new school, was busy opening "the finest school building in Houston and the best equipped
in the Southwest," as the Houston Chronicle had called it.
Organizing the new school was no easy job, but Mr. Moyes had a record of service that readily
qualified him for the position. He had taught at Allen Academy in Bryan for four years, and at
Marshall Training School in San Antonio, where he had been co-principal for two years. From San
Antonio Mr. Moyes came to South End High School in Houston where he taught English and Latin.
From South End High School he was promoted to the principalship of Central High Cnow Sam
Houstonl. There he served as principal until Lamar was opened.
Mr. Moyes' sincere interest in the welfare of Lamar School and its students, his boundless
enthusiasm for the success of his football teams, and his remarkable wisdom in guidance toward
scholarship have made Lamar one of the outstanding schools of the Southwest.
Mr. Jesse Madden, assistant principal, came to Lamar in the fall of l945. He brought with him
a sense of humor, a keen interest in athletics, and a desire to help the students understand their
problems and assume their responsibilities. He has aided Mr. Moyes in solving the problems of
Mr. W. E. Moreland Cseated at leftl, Superin-
tendent of the Houston Public Schools, is elected
by the School Board of which Mr. Ewing Werlein is
president. Mr. Moreland's duties are many and va-
ried. Under his leadership and farseeing vision the
Houston School System has expanded rapidly and
has attained an excellence in all fields of secondary
Mr. .l. H. Wright Cstanding at leftl is Director of
Personnel for the Houston Independent School Dis-
trict. He is an active participant in all civic projects.
He was for several years, assistant principal of La-
mar High School and still has a deep interest in the
welfare of the pupils themselves.
Mr. J. O. Webb is the Assistant Superintendent of
the Houston Schools in charge of the Senior High
Schools. Mr. Webb is pictured at the left in his spaci-
ous office on the first floor of the Administrative
Mr. W. J. Moyes Cat leftl has just placed two
new football trophies on exhibit in the library.
Football boys Dick Bintliff and Jack Carson ad-
mire the Raymond Pearson Award which Lamar has
received four times for winning the City Cham-
pionship. The other trophy is the one awarded to
Lamar by the lnterscholastic League, for winning
second place in the State Big City Play-off. In
an impressive assembly program Bill Chanslor ac-
cepted these trophies on behalf of the team.
Mr. Madden stands in front of sixteen hundred
football fans at a "pep" rally and urges them to
continue to support their team. Once a football
coach himself, he gets great pleasure out of spon-
soring the victorious Indians. Two of the yell leaders
stand by waiting to say a word about the coveted
Sportsmanship Cup which Lamar has won twice in
the last four years.
Mr. Clay pulls the venetian blind cord and immediately the office is flooded with the sunlight
of another day. Soon the voices of teachers are heard as they come down the hall toward the office.
Thus at about eight o'clock each morning the activity begins slowly, and mounts steadily throughout
the day to make the office always a place of accomplishment and confusion. A few minutes later
the office will be filled with teachers who must "sign in" before beginning their day's labor, outside,
the walk up to school is becoming more crowded, and soon the students will also be pouring into
the office to add to the general confusion.
The office staff and its assistants are constantly on the run looking for grade cards, blank admits,
absentee slips, or selling football tickets, looking up where a student is that period, or carrying
out any other whim a student might have. Executing their jobs with great proficiency and apparently
no bothers at all, this staff is nevertheless glad to see three o'clock roll around. As the sound of
the voices gets further away, the blinds again are closed, and another day in the office is complete.
ans Betty Gray Sallie Smith Roaer Gilliam
Pat Ev , , , .
Miss Ruth Taylor
ln her sweet understanding woy Miss Taylor
handles the job of being Mr. Moyes' secretary.
Her patience in all matters has made her re-
spected and loved by everyone. Besides her
full-time job as secretary Miss Taylor is able
to secure substitutes, supervise the cafeteria
cashiers, and look after keys and supplies.
Mrs. Edith Ferrell
Being the school's registrar is no simple task,
but with ease and a wonderful sense of humor
Mrs. Ferrell handles her job with apparently no
difficulties. No newcomer to Lamar's office
staff, Mrs. Ferrell recalls the first day the doors
of the school were opened. A list of her many
duties would consist of interviewing parents and
students about courses, mailing transcripts of
records to colleges, and ranking the Senior
Mrs. Alice Harrell
This picture of Mrs. Harrell, Lamar's treas-
urer and bookkeeper, shows her in one of her
most arduous tasks, stacking, counting, and roll-
ing the money from the lunch room. Mrs. Har-
rell's books, in which she records the expendi-
tures and all money transactions of the many
school organizations, are neat, accurate, and
very helpful aids to students who wish to refer
to past years about financial difficulties.
With her patience, willingness to help, and
interest Mrs. Harrell has won the deepest ad-
miration and respect of theientire student body.
Mrs. Selden Leavell
In the attendance office sits Mrs. Leavell,
and around her continually busying themselves
are her student office assistants. Because of her
kindness and common sense the job of handling
discipline problems has been added to the usual
tasks of managing the book room, checking on
absentees, taking phone calls, and delivering
In spite of her many duties Mrs. Leavell
always has time to joke with the continual
group of students that mill into her office for
no reason except to have a good time.
5' cultq bifdf tory
Principal-MR. W. J. MOYES Registrar-MRS. EDITH FERRELL
Assistant Principal-MR. JESSE MADDEN Dean-MRS. ALICE HARRELL
Secretary-MISS RUTH TAYLOR Nurse-MISS FLORA M. BURGHDORF
ENGLISH HISTORY TYPING
Miss Alberta Brasher
Miss Margaret Buchanon
Miss Sarah L. Collins
Mr. Floyd Dougherty
Mrs. Helen C. Earl
Miss Louise Fuller
Miss Ella Mae Gehring
Miss Helen Greenwood
Mrs. Ula Hennes
Mrs. Alcenia K. Hyman
Miss Mary D. Knolle
Miss Hazelle McCarty
Mrs. Hortense Parrish
Mrs. Golda M. Rochefort
Miss Drew Black Staggs
Mrs. Bernice Wren
Mr. S. E. Anderson
Mrs. Hazel H. Brinton
Mrs. Thelma Hammerling
Mrs. F. V. McDaniel
Miss Eleanor Mohr
Mrs. Dorothy Phelps
Mrs. Ella S. Porter
Mrs. Maud M. Powell
Miss Lel Red
Mrs. Mira M. Sanders
Miss Inez Bryan
Miss Nina Covington
Mr. F. Lee Duggan
Mr. Donald B, Longcope
Mr. Ernest M. Mills
Mrs. Louise C. Robb
Miss Helen Weinberg
Mrs. Helen C. Earl
Mrs. G. M. Brumby
Miss Cora Pearl Penn
Mrs. Elanor T. Huddleston
Miss Helen MacMaster
Miss Nell Morris
Miss Julia Pleasants
Miss Trudie Wilson
Miss Laura Anderson
Mr. Orris G. Bailey
Mr. W. L. Burns
Miss Florence Hicks
Mr. B. W. Kent
Mrs. Edna W. Miner
Mr. Douglas D. Uzzell
Mr. Fred Pepper
Mrs. Thomas J. Rowzee
Mrs. H. L. Sandel
Mrs. Videlle G. Wilson
Mr. H.E. Butler
Mr. Arthur D. Herring
Miss Norma Henderson
Mr. Lee S. Keding
Major Walter S. Lamont
Sergeant John W. Parker
Sergeant James G. Thornto
Mr. George A. Hartung
Mr. Fred Pepper
Mr. R. C. Schulze
Mrs. May H. Bourgeois
Miss Helen Ann Dvoracek
Mrs. Ruth Mottley
Mrs. Frances S. Rockwell
The art and mathematics teachers join with the
science teachers in displaying an interest in the
Chemistry laboratory as Mr. Orris G. Bailey con-
ducts an experiment. They are Mr. W. L. Burns,
Mrs. Edna Miner, Mrs. Hazel Brinton, Mr. D. D.
Uzzell, Mrs. Mira M. Sanders, Mrs. Ella S. Porter,
Miss Lel Red, Mrs. Maud M. Powell, Mrs. Dorothy
Phelps, Mr. B. W. Kent, Miss Norma Henderson,
Mrs. Thelma Hammerling, Miss Laura Anderson,
and Mrs. Eleanor Mohr.
Gathered in Mrs. H. L. Sandel's room are Sergeant
John W. Parker, Sergeant James G. Thornton, Mr.
Lee S. Keding, Mr. George A. Hartung, Mrs.
Frances S. Rockwell, Mrs. H. L. Sandel, Mrs. Ruth
Mottley, Mr. R. C. Schulze, Mrs. Videlle Wilson,
Mrs. May H. Bourgeois, and Miss Helen Ann
Dvoracek, representatives of the music, home eco-
nomics, and physical education departments.
Waiting to check in at eight o'clock in the
morning are these English, speech, and dramatics
teachers, Miss Sarah L. Collins, Mr. Floyd Dougherty,
Miss Helen Greenwood, Mrs. Edith Cox, Mrs.
Golda M. Rochefort, Miss Margaret Buchanan, Miss
Mary D. Knolle, Mrs. Mabel Orman, Miss Alberta
Brasher, Miss Hazelle McCarty, Mrs. Hortense Par-
rish, Mrs. Bernice Wren's arm, Miss Ella Mae
Gehring, Miss Louise Fuller, and Mrs. Ula Hennes.
Enjoying the comfort of the new lounge next to
the lunch room, are Mr. H. E. Butler, Miss lnez
Bryan, Mrs. Helen C. Earl, Mrs. Elanor Huddleston,
Mrs. Louise Robb, Mr. Arthur D. Herring, and Miss
Helen Weinberg, teachers in the history, language,
and industrial arts departments.
There are over fifty classrooms in Lamar, each one differs a little from the others. As a new
sophomore enters one of these rooms for the first time, he is immediately impressed by many new
features that Junior High lacked. He is fascinated by the clean, modern look of the Lamar class-
rooms, and it won't take him long to discover the loud speaker system on the front wall, or the way
three sets of windows may be opened by pushing out the lower one. However, the sophomore will
soon take these first impressions for granted and begin to collect memories of a typical classroom
scene. After he has graduated he will look back and remember the line that formed at the pencil
sharpener one minute after the tardy bell sounded, the note that was being slipped carefully from
one desk to another, his neighbor's aimless doodling on class notes, and finally the rustling of
notebooks and lunch bags as the close of the period drew near.
There are many classrooms in Lamar that don't fall in this category of "typical." These are the
special rooms such as those used for sewing, cooking, and typing classes, from these, students often
collect their most vivid memories.
A view of a typical classroom in the eyes
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A room that is rarely frequented by the boys
is the cooking room on the third floor. Here the
more domestic girls don their aprons, turn on the
stoves, and fill the halls with aromas of their
handiwork. Not all their time is spent here, how-
ever, often the cooking classes have helped the
home economics girls prepare teas and other
entertainment. Pictured at the left is Mrs. Wil-
son's fifth period class, which includes Nancy
McAnelly, June McCarthy, June Ashen, and
Speaking of filling the halls with aromas of
their handiwork-the chemistry students on the
first floor by the mere twist of a Bunsen burner
can produce some of the most awful smells
imaginable. With the fumes of hydrogen sulfide
on their hands, and small pieces of red and blue
litmus paper sticking out of their pockets the
chemistry students are easily recognizable. ln
the picture on the left Mr. Bailey prepares to
test a bottle of hydrogen with a burning splint
while his class stands braced for the explosion.
One of the most beautiful and different rooms
in the school is Miss Henderson's art class. Each
Thursday the class' work is placed on the board
without the artist's name, and in a semicircle
the class judges each others work. In the picture
Miss Henderson stands to the left discussing
one of her student's creations.
An English classroom can be one of the most
interesting in the school. Miss Buchanan, who
sponsors the school's creative writing club, is
pictured at the left with her fifth period class.
This class of seniors including Melvin Brochstein,
Barbara Fitch, Jean Donaldson, Evelyn Brady,
Bobby Grainger, and Rupert Johnson are listening
intently while Bill Munnerlyn and Lenore Garrard
play some records of Macbeth. These records
from the library are part of an audio-visual edu-
cation course which is one of the many modern
teaching methods Lamar students are bene-
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'48-'49, Haienonis, Christian Student Union, Y-Teen,
ADAMS BILL-iSummer Schoolj Hi-Y.
ADDINGTON, DON-Uunej Golf Letterman, '46-'47,
May Fete '46-'47, Hi-Y.
AHRENS, JEAN-Uunel Ladaka, Cherokee.
AITKEN, DIANE--Uunej Arrowhead, National Honor So-
ciety, Niwouna, Los Habladores, Kachina, Frolics, Va-
riety Show, Office Assistant, Cherokee, Y-Teen.
ALEXANDER, EARLE-Uunel Ramal, Secretary, '48,Hi-Y.
ALEXANDER, MARY-Uunel National Honor Society,
Student Council, '47-'48, Palamar, Corresponding Sec-
retory, '48-'49, Orenda Staff, '48-'49, Los Habladores,
kVapika, Christian Student Union, Variety Show, Chero-
ALLEN, GORDON-Uunel R. 0. T. C., Staff Sergeant,
AMIS, CHARLOTTE LOUISE - Uunei Belles, '48 - '49,
Christian Student Union, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
AMSLER, EDITH JOYCE-Uunel Tawasi, Sports' Chair-
man, '48-'49, Haienonis, Kachina, Gym Class Leader,
Red Cross Representative, '48-'49, Frolics, Y-Teen.
ANDERSON, GELYA-iJan.J Belles, President '48-'49,
May Fefe Maid, '46-'48, Los Habladores.
ANDERSON, HARRY-Uunej lrari, Frolics, Variety Show.
ANDERSON, NANCY-Uunel Texas Junior Academy of
Science, Gym Class Leader, Y-Teen, Cherokee,
ARGUE, DOUGLAS-Uunel Hi-Y, Variety Show.
ARMSTRONG, SHIRLEY-Uan.l Most Representative Girl
'48, National Honor Society, Belles, Secretary, '48,
Kachina, Frolics, Office Assistant, Chorus Accompanist,
'48, Christian Student Union, Orchestra, Cherokee.
ARNOLD, NANCY-iSummer School, Student Council,
ARNOLD, ROBERT-Han., Ramal, R.O.T.C., Second Lieu-
tenant, '48-'49, R.O.T.C. Officers' Club, Kachina, Va-
riety Show, Frolics.
ARNOLD, THERESE-Uunej Arrowhead, National Honor
Society, Niwauna, Junior Cabinet, Los Habladores, Li-
brary Assistant, Y-Teen.
ASHEN, JUNE-Uunei Belles, Junior Membership Chair-
man, '48-'49, Haienonis, Christian Student Union, Y-
ATTWELL, KHLEBER-Uunei Ramal, Treasurer, '48, Hi-Y.
lt was way back in September when the excitement over senior
pictures first began. Receiving the appointments was only the be-
ginning, soon it was not uncommon to hear such announcements as
"All seniors who haven't yet gone to have their Orenda pictures
made are given an opportunity to go this afternoon."
After unending complications such as ruined negatives, resittings,
arranging a time for the football players, the section was at last
completed to remain here as a permanent record of the I949
In the picture are Beverly Ward fgiving out appointmentsl, Carl
Wooley, Eleanor Wright, Larry Wrightsman, Barbara Wilson,
Carolyn Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Lyle Wolfskill, Egbert Womack,
Edward Wilcox, and Ann Williams.
BACHEMIN, DOROTHEA-Uunel Arrowhead, National
Honor Society, National Florensic League, Vice-Presi-
dent, '47, President, '48, Variety Show, Y-Teen, Chero-
BAIRD, BEVERLY-Uunel Palamar, Los Habladores, Sec-
retary, '48-'49, Haienonis, Sergeant-at-arms, '48-'49,
Frolics, Office Assistant, Y-Teen.
BAKER, DONALD-fsummer schoolj Hi-Y.
BAKER, LOUISE--Uunel Arrowhead, National Honor So-
ciety, President, '48-'49, Sophomore Class Treasurer,
Student Council, '48-'49, Palamar, Publicity Chairman,
'47-'48, Vice-president, '48-'49, Christian Student
Union, Parliamentarian, '48, Sergeant-at-arms, '48, Red
Cross Representative, '46-'47, Los Habladores, Presi-
dent, '48-'49, Frolics, Gym Class Leader, Office Assist-
BAKER, PHIL-Uunel Lancer, Advertising Manager, '48,
Assistant Editor, '48, Hi-Y, Senior Class Lawyer.
BAKER, WANDA-Uunej National Honor Society, Stu-
dent Council, '46-'47, Chums, Haienonis, Christian Stu-
dent Union, Y-Teen, President, '48-'49, Cherokee.
BALL, REBECCA - Uunel Kachina, La Cinquantaine,
BARRETT, JUNE - fsummer schooll Christian Student
BARSTOW, JANICE-Uunej Palamar, Haienonis, Chap-
lain, '48, Wapika, Treasurer, '48, Frolics, Gym Class
Leader, City Volleyball, All City Choir, Y-Teen, Par-
liamentarian, '48-'49, Cherokee.
BARTA, JOE-Uan.J R.O.T.C., First Lieutenant, '48-'49,
Rifle Team, '48-'49, Sergeants' Club, Officers' Club,
Vice-president, '48-'49, Band, Orchestra, Drill Team,
Frolics, Variety Show, Boys' Choir, May Fete, '47.
BARTHELME, DON-Uunel Sequoyha, Transferred from
BARTLETT, JOY - Uunej National Honor Society, Ni-
wauna, Haienonis, All City Choir, Variety Show, Frolics,
BASSETT, EDDIE - Uunej R,O.T.C., Sergeant, '47-'49,
Variety Show, Rifle Team.
BASTIAN, DON-Uunel R.O.T.C. Second Lieutenant, '48-
'49, Sergeants' Club, Officers' Club, Rifle Team.
BATCHELOR, BETTY-Uunej Y-Teen, Cherokee.
BATCHELOR, JIMMY-Uunel Hi-Y.
BECK, MARILYN-Uunej Senior Cabinet, Arrowhead, Na-
tional Honor Society, Chums, Haienonis, All City Choir,
BELL, FRANCES ANN-Uunel Y-Teen, Tawosi, Christian
Student Union, Los Habladores, vice-president.
BELL, FRANCES RUTH--Uunel Palamar, Gift Chairman,
'48-'49, Haienonis, La Cinquantaine, Christian Student
Union, Frolics, Los Hobladores, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
BELT, DICK-Uunel Irari, Orchestra, Band, Commander,
'48-'49, R.O.T.C., Officers' Club, Frolics.
BERLETH, DON-KJan.J Ramal, Student Council, '48-'49,
May Fete Duke, '48, Hi-Y.
BERTELSEN, BETTY-Uunel Niwauna, Haienonis, Frol-
ics, Christian Student Union, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
BICKLEY, MARTHA - Uunel Belles, Los Habladores,
Christian Student Union.
BINTLIFF, DICK-KJan.J Senior Class President, '48, Most
Popular Boy, '48, Sophomore Class Vice-president,
Football, May Fete Duke, '46, Lord, '47.
BITTEL, BARBARA-Uunel Chums, Library Assistant,
Los Habladores, Christian Student Union, Clinic As-
BLADES, BONNIE - Uan.l Niwauna, Christian Student
Union, Lancer Staff, '48, Kachina, Cherokee,
BLAINE, TUCKER - Uunel Texas Junior Academy of
Science, Christian Student Union, R.O.T.C., Office As-
BLANKINSHIP, EDWINA-Uunej Arrowhead, National
Honor Society, Belles, Haienonis, Los Habladores, Ka-
china, Christian Student Union, Red Cross Representa-
tive, '46-'49, All City Choir, Cherokee.
BLATT, PHILIP-lJan.J Senior Cabinet, Ramal, Chap-
lain, '48, Sequoyha, National Forensic League, Speak-
BOEHM, SUE-Uan.l Tawasi, Cherokee,
BOONE, BURDETTE-Uunei Bond.
BORNEMAN, JANE- Uunel Tawasi, Sports' Chairman,
'47-'48, Secretary, '48-'49, Gym Class Leader, Christian
Student Union, Archery Club, Y-Teen Secretary, '48-
BOYD, BROOKS-lJan.J Ramal.
BRADY, EVELYN-Uunej Tawasi, Office Assistant, Gym
Class Leader, Cherokee.
BRAILAS, ALEX-QJan.J Hi-Y.
BRANNEN, HERSCHEL - Uunej Pow Wow, Kachina,
Frolics, Red Cross Representative, Band, '46-'47, Hi-Y.
BROCHSTEIN, MELVIN-Uunel Ramal.
BRODEN, MARIANNE - Uunej Arrowhead, National
Honor Society, Student Council, '47-'48, Chums, Haie-
nonis, Volleyball Letter, '47, All City Choir, Los Habla-
dares, Christian Student Union, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
BRODNAX, BOBBY A- Uunel "H" Association, Program
Chairman, '48, Swimming Letterman, '47-'49, Foot-
ball Manager, Hi-Y.
"Your attention for the afternoon announcements!" These words
have become a permanent echo in the memory of every Lamar stu-
dent by the time he is a senior. The school communication system
has always been a thing of awe and fascination, for by the mere
flick of a button over 1500 students can listen to you, and with the
same amount of ease it is possible to tune in any one particular
class. lt is no wonder that by two fifty each afternoon Mr. Moyes'
office is cluttered with students waiting in line to make broadcasts.
Here Henry Wilde and Larry Wrightsman make final preparations
for an announcement advertising the Hi-Y Midnight Show. Grete
Freund, Janet Gast, and Georgia May prepare an elaborate adver-
tisement of Ladaka's "Twilight Twirl" while Johnny Miller gets
the record player ready.
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TED-Uunei Transferred from Saint Thomas.
JOELLEN-Uunel Wapika, Christian Student
NANCY JANE - fJan.J Arrowhead, National
Society, Wapika, Ceramic Art Pieces in Philadel-
phia Art Show, '48, Ceramic Art Pieces in Art Museum
Show, '48, Library Assistant, Office Assistant.
BRUNSON, BRYANT-Uunei Christian Student Union,
BRUNT, JOANNE - Uunej Tawasi, Junior Membership
Chairman, '48-'49, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
BUCKSTAFF, JOANN - Uunej Senior Cabinet, Arrow-
head, National Honor Society, Palomar, Chaplain, '48-
'49, City Swimming Letterman, '48, Gym Class Leader,
BURCH, PETE-Uunel Student Council, '48-'49.
B U R G E S S, C H A R LES--Uunej R.O.T.C., Non-Commis-
sioned Officers' Club, '47, Officers' Club, '48.
BURK, MARY-Uunel Haienonis, Frolics, Y-Teen.
BEVERLY-Uunei Christian Student Union, Cher-
HELEN-Uunel Arrowhead, National Honor So-
ciety, Chums, Haienonis, Frolics, Los Habladores, Red
Representative, '48-'49, Christian Student Union,
BURR, JANE-Uunej Chums, Sports' Chairman, '48-'49,
City Bowling Team, '48-'49, Cherokee Bowling Secre-
tary, '48-'49, Gym Class Leader, Student Council, '47-
'48, Red Cross Representative, '46-'47, Los Habladores,
BURTON, KATHY-Uunej Belles, Cherokee,
BUSE, BETTY JOELLA-Uunej Christian Student Union:
Los Habladores, Y-Teen, Cherokee,
BYER, MARILYN-Uunej Texas Junior Academy of Sci-
ence, Christian Student Union, Los Habladores, Chero-
CAGLE, MARTHA-Uunej Kachina, Christian Union.
CALLAHAN, WALLACE-Uunel Hi-Y.
CANTRELL, BILL-Uunej Hi-Y.
CARPE, JOHN-Uan.J Football, Hi-Y.
CARROLL, JOEL BARTON- Uan.J Most Representative
Boy, '48, National Honor Society, Senior Cabinet, Quill
and Scroll, Lancer, Editor, '48-'49.
CARSEY, BOB-Uunej Cheerleader, Ramal, Kachina.
CARSON, ELLER ELIZABETH- Uunel La Cinquantaine,
CARSON, JACK-Uunel Football, Letterman, '48, "H"
Association, '48, National Forensic League, Speakers'
Forum, Christian Student Union, Hi-Y.
CARTER, BETTY-Uuneb Kachina, Transferred from Bow-
ling Green, Kentucky.
CASTELLE, ROSE-Uunel Tawasi, Cherokee.
CASTLE, JULIA LOU-Uunej City Volleyball, Christian
Student Union, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
CHAMPENOIS, FAYE-Uunel Gym Class Leader, Chris-
tian Student Union, La Cinquantaine, Cherokee.
CHANSLOR, BILL-Uunel Football, Letterman, '47-'48,
Baseball, Letterman, '48-'49, "H" Association, Vice-
president, '48, Sequoyha, May Fete, '48, Most Popular
CLARK, DAVE-Uan.J Pow Wow, Social Chairman, '47,
Band, R.O.T.C., Athletic Association, Non Commis-
sioned Officers' Club, Orchestra, All City Orchestra,
Frolics, Variety Show, May Fete, '47, Lamar Bowling
Team, '46, Hi-Y.
CLARK, KENNETH-Uunel lrari, R.O.T.C., Band, Lieu-
tenant, Non Commissioned Officers' Club, Secretary-
Treasurer, '47, May Fete, '47-'48, Frolics, Orchestra.
CLAYTON, JOHN-Uunel Transferred from Stephenville,
CLEMONS, ROBERT-Uunel Arrowhead, President, '48,
National Honor Society, Junior Cabinet, Student Coun-
cil, '47-'48, Romal, President, '48, Orenda, Assistant
Class Editor, '47-'48, Life Section Editor, '48, Editor,
'48-'49, Tawosi Cup, Sequoyha, Assistant Anthology
Editor, '47-'48, National Essay League of America,
Fourth Place, '48, Quill and Scroll, Frolics, Fire Cap-
tain, Hi-Y, Treasurer, '48-'49, Senior Class Presi-
CLINE, ANN-Uunel Chums, Los Habladores, Y-Teen,
CLINE, JANE-Uunel Cherokee,
CLOUGH, KENNETH-Uunel R.O.T.C., Rifle Team,
COBB, BOBBY-tJan.J Football Letterman, '47-'48, May
Fete, "H" Association.
COLLINS, JOAN-Uunel Haienonis, La Cinquantaine,
CONVERSE, CAROL-fJan.J Kachina, Christian Student
Union, Frolics, Cherokee.
COOPER, ANN-Uunej Arrowhead, National Honor
Society, Chums, Recording Secretary, '48-'49, Gym
Class Leader, Office Assistant, Red Cross Representa-
tive, '47-'48, Y-Teen, Membership Chairman, '48-'49,
COOPER, ANN-Uunej Arrowhead, National Honor
Kachina, Speakers' Forum, Haienonis, Y-Teen,
Every day at three o'clock across Westheimer Road on about the
thirty-three hundred block for the past ten years there has been a
temporary delay in traffic. This is due to the stream of students who
make a dash for the River Oaks Drug Store at the close of school.
Here, in all the confusion they can muster, students meet, order
cokes or ice cream cones, call their mothers, have yo-yo contests,
and cause general commotion. Although a haven for students after
school, the drug store is strictly "off limits" during school hours,
and to be found here unexcused is a serious offense.
Seen here after school are Carol Noble, Hammy Hill, Mavis Hardy,
Allen Felts, Benny Hood, Carolyn Dickerson, Wilbur Sprague, and
COTTINGHAM, ERWIN-Uunel lrari, Los Habladores,
Christian Student Union, Office Assistant, La Cin-
COWART, ELOISE-Uunej Kachina, La Cinquantaine,
Variety Show, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
COX, CHARLES-Uunej Hi-Y, Tennis.
man, '48, Hi-Y.
COX, SUE-Uunel Arrowhead, National Honor Society,
Palomar, Red Cross Representative, '46-'47, La Cin-
quantaine, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
COY, CAROLYN-Uunel Senior Cabinet, Arrowhead, Na-
tional Honor Society, Vice-president, '48, Tawasi
President, '48-'49, lrari Queen, '48, May Fete, Maid,
'47, Duchess, '48, Cherokee, Vice-president, '48-'49,
Office Assistant, Christian Student Union, Parliamen-
tarian, '48, Los Habladores, Y-Teen, Most Popular
Girl, '49, May Queen, '49.
CRAKE, ERIC-Uunej Basketball Team, '46-'49,
CRAWFORD, JUNE-fJan.J Wupika, Christian Student
CREAGER, DORIS-Uunel Ladaka, Membership Chairman
CRISS, DICK-Uuneb Hi-Y.
CROW, PEGGY-Uunel Belles, Lancer Staff, '48, Kachina,
Christian Student Union, Los Habladores, Y-Teen,
CUNNINGHAM, ANN-Uunel Tawasi, Secretary, '48-'49,
Kachina, Los Habladores, Christian Student Union,
Texas Junior Academy of Science, Variety Show,
Office Assistant, Y-Teen, Archery Club, Cherokee.
CUNNINGHAM, JANE-Uunel Haienonis, Ladaka, Chris-
tian Student Union, Y-Teen.
CUNYUS, PATSY-Uan.l Arrowhead, National Honor
Society, Tawasi, Red Cross Representative, '48-'49,
CURRY, CARLTON-Uan.J Class Prophet, '48, Kachina,
Variety Show, Frolics, Football, Hi-Y.
CUTRER, LEWIS-Uan.D Ramal, "H" Association, Treas-
urer, '48, Basketball, '46-'48, Manager, '47, Football,
DANIELL, MARY FRANCES-Uunel Los Habladores,
Christian Student Union, Y-Teen, Cherokee,
DANEILL, PAT-Uunel Belles, Sports' Chairman, '48-'49,
Christian Student Union, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
DARDEN, JACKIE-Uunel Chums, Christian Student
Union, Library Assistant, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
COX, FAGAN-Uunel Student Council, '48-'49, Ramal,
"H" Association, Swimming Team, Swimming Letter-
DAVIDSON, DORIS-Uunel National Honor Society,
Tawasi, Texas Junior Academy of Science! Red CIOSS
Representative, '48-'49, Museum Show, '48, Waplkai
Art Key Award, '46, Frolics, Art Department, Chris-
tian Student Union, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
DAVIDSON, J. L.-KSummer Schoolj.
DAVIS, JOHN-Uunej Irari, Hi-Y.
DAWSON, MARTHA-Uunel Palomar, Los Hoblodores,
Christian Student Union, Office Assistant, Y-Teen,
DAYVAULT, DOROTHY-Uunel Wapika, Tawasi, Chris-
tian Student Union, Archery Club, Cherokee, Y-Teen.
DEATS, GORDON-Uunej Hi-Y.
DECHMAN, JANIS-iJan.J National Honor Society,
DEDERICK, JEANNIE-Uunel Palomar, Sergeantiat-
Arms, '48, Haienonis, Publicity Chairman, '48, Frolics,
Variety Show, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
DEHNERT, JOHN-Uunel "H" Association, Football
Manager, 48, Hi-Y,
DE LONG, SONNY-Uunel R.O.T.C. Second Lieutenant,
Non Commissioned Officers' Club, '48.
DERIVAN, ELIZABETH-Uan.J National Honor Society,
Kachina, Christian Student Union, Cherokee.
DICKERSON, BUSTER-Uunel Kachina, National Thespian
Society, National Forensic League, Speakers' Forum,
Declamation, '48, Debate, '47-'48, R.O.T.C., Irori.
DICKERSON, CAROLYN-Uunel Junior Cabinet, Palamor,
Los Hoblodores, Christian Student Union, Wapika,
DICKSON, DON-Uunel R.O.T.C. Second Lieutenant,
Non Commissioned Officers' Club, Officers' Club, Hi-Y.
DICKSON, ROSANNE-Uunel National Honor Society,
Palomar, Sports' Chairman, '48-'49, Kachina, Secretary,
'47-'48, Los Habladores, Christian Student Union, Gym
Class Leader, Orendo Beauty, Frolics, Office Assistant,
DODD, JOHN-fSummer Schoalj.
DOHERTY, PAT--Uunel Palomar, Cherokee.
DONALDSON, JEAN-Uunej Cherokee.
It is the half-way mark in the day of these seniors. The conversa-
tion at the beginning of the lunch period probably began with, "Do
you really think Mr. Bailey will give us a test today?" or "l'm sure
I flunked my Civics test." As the effects of the warm sun and soft
comfortable gross began to get a hold, school was temporarily for-
gotten and the conversation probably took a turn to, "l wonder if
Jane has a date this Friday?" or "Did you hear about the special
train to Fort Worth for the game?" But all too soon the bell will
ring and with it will come thoughts of school and fifth period.
DORRANCE, GEORGE-Uunel Ramal, Junior Membership
Chairman, '48, Frolics, Hi-Y.
DOSS, NANCY-Uunel Cherokee.
DOUGLAS, MARY-Uunel Haienonis, Wapika, Speakers'
DREYER, MARY-ELDA-IJan.j Los Habladores, Cherokee.
DUCKWORTH, MARINE-Uunej Transferred from La-
DUNCAN, BILL-Uunel Los Habladores, La Cinquantaine,
Frolics, Variety Show, Hi-Y,
DUNN, LARRY-lSummer Schooll.
DUPRE, PATRICIA KAY-IJan.J Kachina, Wapika, Texas
Junior Academy of Science, Cherokee.
DURRANCE, FRED-Uunel Senior Cabinet, National
Honor Society, Orenda Staff, '47-'49, Student Council,
'48-'49, May Fete, '47, Frolics, Variety Show, Labora-
DWYER, JOAN-Uuneb Transferred from Yonkers, New
York, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
DYER, JEANETTE-Uunej Texas Junior Academy of Sci-
ence, Orchestra, Christian Student Union.
EDMUNDSON, MARY LOU-Uunel Palamar, Social Chair-
man, '48-'49, Student Council, '46-'47, Kachina, Presi-
dent, '48, Haienonis, All City Choir, Frolics, Red Cross
Representative, Gym Class Leader, Cherokee.
EDWARDS, RUTH ANN-Uunel Ladaka, Sports' Chair-
man, '47, Sergeant-at-Arms, '48, Christian Student
Union, Orchestra, Frolics, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
EHLER, MARLA-Uunej Haienonis, Secretary, '48, Red
Cross Representative, '48, May Fete Entertainer, '48,
Frolics, Variety Show, Gym Class Leader, City Volley-
ELIZARDI, BETTY-Uunel Haienonis, Orenda Beauty,
Frolics, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
ELLIOTT, NICK-Uunel Kachina, Football, Hi-Y.
ENDICOTT, JOHN-Uunel Transferred from Dallas,
EPPS, DUDLEY-Uunel Ramal, "H" Association, Secre-
tary, '48, Swimming Letterman, '47-'48, Hi-Y.
ERBE, MARY ANN-Uunel Belles, Los Habladores, Chris-
tian Student Union, Cherokee.
ETHRIDGE, PAT-Uunel Niwauna, Red Cross Representa
'48-'49, Wapika, Los Habladores, Y-Teen
EVANS, BOB-Uunel Frolics, Band.
FAGAN, LILA-Uunel Tawasi, Social Chairman, '48-'49
FAGLEY, BOB-lJan.J lrari, R.O.T.C., Sergeants' Club,
Officers' Club, Band, Orchestra, Frolics, May Fete,
'46-'48, Football "B" Team, '47, Hi-Y.
FAIRCHILD, JEAN-Uunel National Honor Society, Ni-
wauna, Treasurer, '48, Haienonis, Treasurer, '48, Se-
quoyha, Vice-President, '48, Wapika, Kachina, La
Cinquantaine, Frolics, Y-Teen, Cherokee, Senior Class
FECHNER, BETTY JEAN-iSummer Schaoll Senior Cabinet.
FELTS, ALLEN-Uunel R.O.T.C., '46-'49,
FENDLEY, SHIRLEY--lJan.J Lancer Staff, '48, Haienonis,
FITCH, BARBARA-Uunel Cherokee.
FOLEY, JOE-lSummer Schaoll.
FOOSHEE, DALE-Uunel Student Council, Vice-president,
'48-'49, Junior Class Vice-president, Ramal, Alternate
JOE ANN-Uunel Ladaka, Haienonis, Variety
Frolics, Bowling Letterman, '48, City Bowling
'47, May Fete Jester, All City Choir, Cherokee.
DOROTHY-Uunel National Honor Society, Stu-
dent Council, '48-'49, R.O.T.C. Sponsor, Captain,
'48-'49, Officers' Club, Rifle Team, lrari Sweetheart,
'47, May Fete, '47-'48, Frolics, Christian Student
Union, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
ELOISE-Uunel Palamar, Los Habladores, R.O.T.C.
Officers' Club, Secretary, '47, Treasurer, '48, R.O.T.C.
Sponsor, Captain, Lieutenant, Rifle Team, City R.O.T.C.
Princess, '47, lrari Princess, '47, Red Cross Represen-
tative, '48-'49, May Fete, '48, Frolics, Wapika, Mem-
bership Chairman, '47, Publicity Chairman, '48, Haie-
Social Chairman, '48, All City Choir, Christian
Student Union, Art Key, '47, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
FREDRICKSON, BETTY JEAN-Uunel Kachina, Y-Teen,
FREUND, GRETE-Uunel Arrowhead, National Honor
Society, Los Habladores, Red Cross Representative, '48,
FREY, JACK-Uunel Christian Student Union, Transferred
from Los Angeles, California.
FRUIT, NANCE-Uunej Niwauna, Historian, '48-'49,
Wapika, Red Cross Representative, '46-'47, Christian
Student Union, Frolics, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
FULLILOVE, JEANNIE-Uunel Los Habladores, Archery
The afternoon before the Lamar-Austin football game had at
last come. The football team had left school early and were home
resting, and out at the High School Stadium the cheerleaders began
decorating the goal posts with bright streamers of red and blue
crepe paper. To these students, who have always seen that the posts
were decorated, this afternoon was no different from any previous
one. The empty stadium still stood massively against a blue sky, the
cracked ground was still hard, and the same colored boys were
pouring lime on the field to mark the yard stripes.
After the posts were decorated, the streamers waved and flapped
in the wind, the cheerleaders walked over to the Junior High School
Stadium and watched Lanier beat Johnston for the city cham-
GADDIS, RUTH-fJan.J Frolics, Cherokee.
GARNETT, NORMA JEAN-Uunei Haienonis, Los Habla-
dores, Christian Student Union, Corresponding Secre-
tary, '48-'49, Frolics.
GARRARD, LENORE-Uunel Tawasi, Los Habladores,
Kachina, Christian Student Union, Gym Class Leader,
GARRETT, JOANNE-Uunel Wapika, Los Habladores, La
Cinquantaine, Variety Show, Frolics, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
GARTH, GAYLE--Uunel National Honor Society, Junior
Cabinet, Student Council, '46-'47, Niwauna, Secretary,
'48, Ramal Sweetheart, '48, Colonial Dames Contest
Winner, '48, Christian Student Union, Frolics, City
Volleyball, City Swimming Team, Gym Class Leader,
Wapika, Y-Teen, Cherokee, Swimming Head, '48.
GAST, JANET-Uunel Ladaka, Los Habladores, Christian
Student Union, Office Assistant, Cherokee.
GIBBONS, BARBARA-Uunel Cherokee.
GILLIAM, ROGER-fJan.J "H" Association, Baseball, Let-
GOLDSMITH, ANN-Uunel Belles, Wapika, La Cinquan-
taine, Christian Student Union, Los Habladores,
GOSS, BARBARA-Uunel Ladaka, Los Habladores, Teach-
er's Assistant, Christian Student Union, Cherokee.
GRAINGER, BOB-Uunej Transferred from Kinkaid.
GREGG, BEVERLY-Uunel Palamar, Kachina, Variety
GRISAFFI, ANGELA-Uunej Kachina, Wapika, Cherokee,
HAIL, MARIAN-fJan.J Palomar, Kachina, Gym Class
HALL, JEANNE-Uunej Student Council, '47-'48, Pala-
HAMILTON, SAMMY-Uunel Senior Cabinet, Student
Council, '46-'47, Ramal, "H" Association, President,
'48, Football Letterman, '47-'48, Basketball Letterman,
'48, Track Letterman, '48, National Athletic Scholar-
ship Society, '47, Chemistry Assistant, Fire Captain.
HAMLIN, BILL-Uunej Pow Wow, R.O.T.C., Staff Ser-
geant, '46-'47, Sergeants' Club, '47,
HAMMER, PEGGY-Uunej Palamar, Kachina, Wapika,
HAMNER, ROSEMARY-Uunel Arrowhead, National
Honor Society, Junior Cabinet, Niwauna, Los Habla-
dores, La Cinquantaine, Vice-president, '48, Kachina,
Haienonis, Irari Princess, '48, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
HAND, BILLY-Uunel Basketball, Hi-Y.
HARDIN, BILL-Uunel lrari, Treasurer, '48, Los Habla-
doves, Treasurer, '48, Texas Junior Academy of Science,
Sergeant-at-Arms, '48-'49, Red Cross Representative,
'46-'47, R.O.T.C., Sergeant, '47-'48.
HARDY, MAVIS-Uunej Palomar, Cheerleader, Haienonis,
All City Choir, Frolics, R.O.T.C., Sponsor, Officers'
Club, Rifle Team, Cherokee.
HARGROVE, MARGARET-Uunel Chums, Los Habla-
dores, Variety Show, Christian Student Union, Y-Teen,
HARPER, BILLY-Uunej R.O.T.C., Lieutenant, '48, Non
Commissioned Officers' Club, Officers' Club, President,
'48, Office Assistant.
HARPER, SAM-Uunel Ramal, Hi-Y.
HARRIS, ELBERT-Uunel Transferred from Port Arthur,
HART CACILIE-Uunel Niwauna, Library Assistant,
HARTUNG, BABS-Uunel National Honor Society, Pala-
mar, Junior Membership Chairman, '48-'49, Student
Council, '48-49, Frolics, R.O.T.C., Captain, '47-'48,
Maior, '48-'49, Rifle Team, Office Assistant.
HEAD, PHILIP-fJan.J Irari, Frolics, Variety Show, Hi-Y.
HEDLEY, HELEN-Uunel Senior Cabinet, National Honor
Society, Chums, Treasurer, '47-48, President, '48-'49,
City Volleyball, '46, Gym Class Leader, Office Assistant,
Red Cross Representative, '48-'49, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
HEISER, RONNIE-Uan.J Student Council, '48-'49,
HENDERSON, B. L.-fSummer School, Hi-Y.
HENDERSON, GAIL-Uunej Wapiko, Los Hubladores,
Christian Student Union, Cherokee.
HERBERT, WILLIAM-Uunel Pow Wow, R.O.T.C.
Way back when this year's seniors were just sophomores an old
Model A Ford parked in front of the school became o familiar sight.
An even more familiar sight was to see this car bravely making its
way down Westheimer loaded down with people. In spite of the
"new look" in Fords that has since come into being, Bob Strawn's
jalopy is still running smoothly, and each day has a capacity weight
placed upon its small tires.
This picture was obviously not taken during one of the days when it
could be seen "bravely making its way down Westheimer." In the
back doing absolutely nothing to help are Henry Wilde, Bill Thorn-
ton, and Fred Durrance. Inside Don -Olsen registers horror, while
Dale Fooshee scratches his head in complete bewilderment. lt is
onlykBob Strawn who has faith, as he prepares to give it one more
HERNDON, HUBERT-Uunel R.O.T.C., Sergeant.
HEYER, CHARLES-Uunel Kachina, Frolics, Band, Chris-
tian Student Union, Hi-Y.
HILDRETH, AL-Uunej Student Council, President,
'48-'49, Ramal, Social Chairman, '48, Cheerleader,
'47-'48-'49, Head, '48-'49, May Fete Lord, '47, Fire
Chief, Frolics, Lab Assistant, Hi-Y.
HILL, HAMMY-Uunel Irari, '48-'49, Sports' Chairman,
'48, R.O.T.C., Sergeant, Non Commissioned Officer's
HIRE, RONALD-Uunej R.O.T.C., Lieutenant, Non Com-
missioned Officer's Club, '47-'48, Officers' Club,
'48-'49, Rifle Team Letterman, '48,
HODGE, MARTHA-Uunel Tawasi, Sergeant-at-Arms, '48,
Treasurer, '48-'49, Frolics, Office Assistant, Gym Class
Leader, Swimming Team, '47-'48, Y-Teen, '48-'49,
Inter Club Council, Cherokee, Secretary, '48-'49.
HOFFMAN, MARIE-Uunel Y-Teen, Transferred from
HOFMANN, MARGIE-Uunej Chums, Treasurer, '48-'49,
La Cinquantaine, '47-'49, Office Assistant, Y-Teen,
HOGAN, ANNE-Uunej Arrowhead, National Honor So-
ciety, Palamar, Publicity Chairman, '48-'49, Haienonis,
Frolics, Office Assistant.
HOLLIDAY, BARBARA-Uunel Ladaka, La Cinquantaine,
Lancer Staff, '48-'49, Gym Class Leader, Y-Teen,
HOOD, BENNY-Uunel Ramal, Swimming Letterman,
HOOPES JACK-Uunej Transferred from Freeport, Texas.
Slide Rule Team.
HORNE, ELEANOR-Uunel Chums, Kachina, Haienonis,
Christian Student Union, Secretary, '48, Frolics,
HORNE, HENRY-UunelPowWow,Lancer Staff, R.O.T.C.,
Lieutenant, Officers' Club.
HORTON, CHARLOTTE-fJan.J Cherokee.
HOWE, BARBARA-Uunej Bowling Letterman, '48, Y-
HUBBARD, MARY IDA-Uunel National Honor Society,
Tawasi, Office Assistant, Cherokee.
HUBBELL, BOB-Uunej Transferred from Denver, Colo-
HUDGINGS, JOANNE-Uan.J Texas Junior Academy of
Science, Christian Student Union, Cherokee.
HUDSON, JOE-Uunel R.O.T.C., Corporal.
HUDSON, MARTHA-Uunel Lancer Staff, Christian Stu-
HUFF, ROBERT-Uan.J lrari.
HUNGERFORD, TEX-Uunej Kachina, Variety Show,
Christian Student Union,
HUNGERFORD, TY-Uunel Football "B" Team, '47-'48,
Basketball "B" Team, '47-'48, Baseball "B" Team,
'47-'48, Christian Student Union, Hi-Y.
HUTCHENS, SUE-Uunel National Honor Society, Ni-
wauna, Haienonis, Kachina, Christian Student Union,
Lancer Staff, '48-'49, Red Cross Representative, '47-'48,
Frolics, Variety Show, All City Choir, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
HUTCHISON, MARY HARDIN-Uunel Chums, Sergeant-
at-Arms, '48, Kachina, Variety Shaw, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
lNGLIS, BETTY JEAN-Uunel Belles, Kachina, Haienonis,
All City Choir, Variety Show, City Volleyball Team,
INGRAM, LEE NORA-Uunel Niwauna, Lancer Staff,
Haienonis, Kachina, Red Cross Representative, '48,
All City Choir, Frolics, Variety Show, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
lRVlN, JO ANN-Uunel Cherokee.
IVY, ROBERT-Uunel Transferred from South Bend,
JAX, TOMMY-Uunel Ramal, Football Team, Letter-
man, '48, Basketball Team, Lab Assistant.
JENSEN, GERALD-lJuneJ Lancer Staff, '48-'49,
JOHNSON, PORTER-Uunel Pow Wow, Swimming, Hi-Y.
JOHNSON, JUDY-lSummer Schooll Christian Student
JOHNSON, MARY GENE-CJan.l Senior Class Secretary,
Arrowhead, National Honor Society, Student Council,
'46-'47, Palamar, Parliamentarian, '48-'49, Kachina,
Red Cross Representative, Office Assistant, Cherokee,
JOHNSON, RUPERT-Uunel Student Council, 48-'49.
JOHNSTON, DAISY-Uunel Ladaka, Chaplain, '47, Sec-
retary, '48, Lancer Staff, '48-'49, Christian Student
JONES, LAMAR-Uunel Kachina, Variety Show, Chris-
tian Student Union, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
JONES, MARY OWEN-Uunel Arrowhead, National Honor
Society, Palamar, Decorations Chairman, '48-'49, Chris-
tian Student Union, Frolics, Office Assistant, Y-Teen,
"Mr. Bowden from Southern Engraving Company will be out
tomorrow to take orders for senior invitations." Immediately some
five high senior registrations became a den of steady buzzing as
everyone exchanged his opinion with that of his neighbor's as to
how many and to whom invitations should be sent. These announce-
ments of graduation were tucked away safely along with diplomas
and other keepsakes and will later bring back memories of three
years at Lamar.
Oscar McCracken, Joe Lamb, Roger Gilliam, Troy Whitehurst,
Everlyn McMillian, Geyla Anderson, Shirley Lockwood, Janet Rich-
ardson, and Dick Bintliff stand in line waiting to give Mr. Bowden
JONES, PATSY-Uunel Ladaka, Cherokee.
JORDAN, IRWIN-Uunel Senior Cabinet, Arrowhead,
Vice-president, '48, National Honor Society, Ramal,
Student Council, '46-'47, Orchestra, Band, R.O,T.C.,
Second Lieutenant, Frolics.
KELLY, CURTIS-Uunei Hi-Y.
KEMP, BEVERLY-Uunej National Honor Society, Student
Council, '47-'48, Junior Cabinet Member, Niwauna,
Corresponding Secretary, Haienonis, All City Choir,
Orenda Staff, '48-'49, Quill and Scroll, Frolics, Variety
Shows, Gvm Class Leader, Orenda Beauty, Los Habla-
dores, Christian Student Union, Y-Teen, Cherokee,
Senior Class Secretary, '49.
KENDRICK, PEGGY-Uunej Tawasi, La Cinquantaine,
Christian Student Union, Red Cross Representative,
Library Assistant, Office Assistant, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
KENNEDY, DEAN-Uunej Band, Hi-Y.
KEVAN, NOREEN-Uunel Haienonis, All City Choir,
Variety Show, Frolics, City Volleyball Team, Gym
Class Leader, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
KING, CHESTER-Uunel National Honor Society, Los
Habladores, Christian Student Union, Office Assistant,
KIRKHAM, BOBBY-Uan.J Pow Wow, May Fete, '48.
KNIGHT, JEAN-Uunel Niwauna, Haienonis, Red Cross
Representative, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
KOOMEY, CALVIN-Uunej Hi-Y.
KOUMONDUROS, KATHERINE-Uunel Cherokee.
KROUPA, MARJORY-Uunej Wapika, Art Prize, '48,
Texas Junior Academy of Science, Frolics, Christian
Student Union, Cherokee, National Honor Society.
KURTH, MELVIN-Uunel Pow Wow, Vice-president, '49.
LABAT, DORIS-Uunel Belles, Haienonis, Frolics,
LADD, GEORGE-CSummer School, Kachina.
LA GREW, BARBARA-CJan.l. '
LA MACK, BILLY-Uunel.
LANGLEY, JO ANN-Uunel Haienonis, Los Habladores,
LAWSON, JANET-Uunel Arrowhead, National Honor
Society, Belles, Student Council, '46-'47, Los Habla-
dores, Christian Student Union, All City Choir, Y-Teen,
LAY, JOAN-Uan.l Wapika, Texas Junior Academy of
LEACH, VIRGINIA-Uunel Belles, Los Habladores, Red
Cross Representative, '48, Christian Sudent Union,
LEATH, REVA-Uunel Belles, Wapika, Christian Student
LEE, NANCYE-Uunel Kachina, Los Habladores, Chris-
tian Student Union, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
LE FEVRE, LAURA-Uunel Wapika, Kachina, Frolics,
Variety Show, Library Assistant, Cherokee.
LEGER, ELIZABETH-Uunel Palomar, Los Habladores,
LEHDE, DONALD-Uunej lrari.
LESLIE, HUBERT-Uunel "H" Association, Football Man-
ager, '47-'48, Variety Show, Hi-Y.
LEWIS, EUGENE-Uunel Student Council, '48-'49, Golf
LINGENFELTER, ANN-Uunel Niwauna, La Cinquan-
taine, Wapika, Art Key Award, '47, Red Cross Rep-
resentative, '48, Frolics,
LINNEY, ORION-Uan.J Hi-Y.
LITTLE, JACK-Uunej Frolics.
LOCKWOOD, SHIRLEY-fJan.l Senior Class, Vice-presi-
dent, '48, Chums, Kachina, May Fete Maid,'46-'47-'48,
Red Cross Representative, '48, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
Y , ,,,,, Y
As one leaves the cafeteria, there is a small room to the right
that was once used for selling football tickets. This year the home
economics department, under the guidance of Mrs. Sondel, has con-
verted this room into one of the most interesting and badly needed
places in the school. Now carpeted and furnished in green, this
room has become a place where her students can feel free to came,
have meetings, play games, und get away from the usual classroom.
The girls in this picture are getting the table set for a P.T.A.
coffee. They are Wanda Baker, Ann Williams, Carolyn Woodruff,
Miggie Rickles, Betty Silvus, and Peggy Hammer. After straighten-
ing the flowers, placing the napkins, and lighting the candles, the
girls have the table prepared for the meeting.
LOGAN, JIMMY-Uan.l National Honor Society, Senior
Cabinet, Pow Wow, Student Council, Kachina, Texas
Junior Academy of Science, Frolics, R.0.T.C. Band,
Crack Drill Team, Non Commissioned Officers' Club.
LOVERDE, BARTHELENE-Uunej Haienonis, All City
Choir, La Cinquantaine, Texas Junior Academy of
Science, May Fete Entertainer, '48, Cherokee.
LOVETTE, JEANNINE-fSummer Schooll Red Cross Rep-
resentative, '48-'49, Transferred from Mary Burnett
MacALLlSTAR, CHARLES-Uunel Orchestra, Office
MacDONALD, JOHN-Uunel Boxing Letterman, Trans-
ferred from Antioch, California.
McANELLY, NANCY-Uuneb Chums, Los Habladores,
Haienonis, All City Choir, Christian Student Union,
McCARTHY, JUNE-Uunej Chums, Los Habladores, Haie-
nonis, All City Choir, Frolics, Office Assistant, Y-Teen,
MCCONNELL, JOHN-Uunel Irari, Junior Membership
Chairman, '48, Lancer Staff, '48-'49, Hi-Y.
McCRACKEN, OSCAR-iJan.J Pow Wow, National Thes-
pians, Vice-president, '48, Kachina, Vice-president, '48,
Frolics, Assistant Student Director, '48, Variety Show,
Student Council, '48, One Act Play, '48, May Fete
McELREATH, ROSS-Uunej Hi-Y.
McELROY, ANN-Uunel Tawasi, Los Habladores, Chris-
tian Student Union, Office Assistant, Variety Show,
McGEE, MILTON-Uunei R.0.T.C. Technical Sergeant,
Band, Frolics, Hi-Y.
MCGHEE, MARTHA LEE-Uunel Kachina, Haienonis, All
City Choir, La Cinquantaine, Christian Student Union,
Variety Show, Frolics, Red Cross Representative,
McGUIRT, HOLLAND-Uunel R.O.T.C., Sergeant, Rifle
Team, '46-'47, Non Commissioned Officers' Club, Hi-Y.
MCLELLAND, SAMMIE-Uunel National Honor Society,
Lancer Staff Feature Editor, '48, Interscholastic League
Speller, '48, Library Assistant, Office Assistant, Chris-
tian Student Union, Cherokee.
MCMAHAN, GWINN-Uan.J National Honor Society,
Chums, Los Habladores, Kachina, May Fete, '48, Frolics,
Office Assistant, Cherokee.
McMlLLlAN, EVERLYN-Uan.J Senior Cabinet' Palamar,
Kachina, Wapika, Haienonis, Frolics, Gym Class Leader'
McMULLEN, ROSWALD-fJuneJ Pow Wow.
MARKS, JOAN-Uuneb Transferred from Pasadena, Texas.
MARTIN, LQIS' JEAN-Uunel Lancer Staff, '48-'49,
Belles, Christian Student Union, Los Habladores, Haie-
nonis, All City Choir, Variety Show, Frolics, Cherokee
MASTERSON, CLARE-Uunel Student Council, '47-'48,
Niwauna, Junior Membership Chairman, '47, Sport's
Chairman, '48, R.O.T.C. Sponsor, Captain, '45-'49,
Band Sweetheart, Rifle Team, '48-'49, Frolics, Library
Assistant, Red Cross Representative, '46-'47, La Clin-
quantaine, Haienonis, All City Choir, Girls' Swimming
Team, '47-'48, Cherokee.
MATHES, MARGIE-Uunej Niwauna, Best Pledge, '47,
Publicity Chairman, '48, Haienonis, Christian Student
Union, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
MATLAGE, J. A.-Uunej National Honor Society, Senior
Cabinet, Junior Cabinet, Irari, Los Habladores, La
Cinquantaine, Office Assistant.
MATTHEWS, GERRY-Uunej Kachina, R.O.T.C. Sergeant,
'47-'48, Non Commissioned Officers' Club,
MATTHEWS, MAXINE-Uunej Haienonis, All City Choir,
Frolics, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
MAURICE, GAIL-Uunel Tawasi, Los Habladores, Chris-
tian Student Union, Variety Show, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
MAY, GEORGIA-Uunej Ladaka, President, '48-'49, Ka-
china, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
MERRITT, ROSWELL-Uunel Arrowhead, Student Coun-
cil, '47-'48, Hi-Y, Secretary, '47.
MESSI NA, MARGARET-Uunel.
MILLER, JOHNNY-Uanuaryj Irari, Sports' Chairman,
'47, Sergeant-at-Arms, '48, President, '48-'49, "H"
Association, Swiming Letterman, '48, Frolics, Variety
Show, May Fete, Light Crew, Christian Student Union,
MILLER, OAKLEY-Uunej Band.
MILLIS, CHARLOTTE-Uunej Belles, Chaplain, '49, Se-
quoyha, Secretary, '49, Kachina, Haienonis, All City
Choir, Frolics, Office Assistant, Honorable Mention in
National High School Poetry Contest.
MILSTEAD, BOB-Uunel Lancer Photographer, '46,
Orenda Photographer, '46, Texas Junior Academy of
Science, R.O.T.C., Band, Orchestra.
MINNS, LAURENCE-Uanuaryl Irari, Hi-Y,
MINIER, ARTHUR-Uunel Texas Junior Academy of
Science, Sergeant-at-Arms, '48, R.O.T.C. Band, Frolics,
MITCHELL, ORLO-Uanuaryl Frolics, Track, '48.
MONCRIEF ARTHUR- June lrari Vice- resident '49
, l 7 , P , J
R.O.T.C., Non Commissioned Officers' Club, Officers'
Club, Library Assistant.
By the time a student has reached the rank of senior, the home-
room period each morning has become an accepted evil. lf seniors
have learned nothing else in their three years, they have learned
exactly how for they can stray from their registration in order to
come shooting into homeroom just as the tardy bell rings. Then
there is usually a wrangle with the registrar about getting an
admit-u wrangle which probably will be interrupted by the loud
speaker . . . "Good morning, this morning's devotional will be lead
ln this scene of Mrs. Hyman's homeroom Janet Gost and Bobby
Grainger stand in line getting admits signed, while Ronny Guinn
dictates the six weeks' test schedule to Nance Fruit. Peggy Hammer
on the first seat looks as if she's doing a little homework in sewing.
MONCURE, JOHN-Uanuaryj Ramal, Hi-Y.
MONTGOMERY, MARTHA-Uunej Wapika, Haienonis.
MONTGOMERY, MARY-Uunej Haienonis.
MOORE, LOGAN-Uunel Office Assistant.
MOORE, MARTHA-Uunej Arrowhead, National Honor
Society, Student Council, '47, Palomar, Chaplain, '47,
Secretary, '48-'49, Red Cross Representative, Secretory,
'47, President, '48, R.O.T.C. Sponsor, Gym Class
MORGAN, MARTHA-Uuneb Transferred from Stephen F.
MORRIS, NED-CSummer Schnoli.
MORROW, JEAN-Uunel Tawasi, Los Habladores, Chris-
tian Student Union, Office Assistant, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
MOSCRIP, DIANE-Uunel Los Habladores, Cherokee,
Transferred from Wichita, Kansas.
MUGG, JARRELL-Uunej Arrowhead, National Honor
Society, Junior Cabinet, Second Place in Colonial
Dames Essay Contest, '48, R.O.T.C., Sergeant, '48,
Band, Fire Captain, '48-'49,
MUNNERLYN, BILL-Uunel Ramal, Junior Cabinet, May
Fete, '48, Office Assistant, Library Assistant, Baseball,
'48-'49, Basketball, '47-'49, Hi-Y, President, '48-'49,
Senior Class Vice-President, '49, Arrowhead.
MURRAY, PATSY-Uunej Belles, Student Council, Sopho-
more Cabinet, Christian Student Union, Los Habladores,
Office Assistant, Irari Princess, '48-'49, Gym Class
NEFF, LOUIS-Uunel Senior Cabinet, R.O.T.C., Non
Commissioned Officers' Club, Hi-Y.
NELSON, BILL-Uunel R.O.T.C., Lieutenant, Officers'
Club, Rifle Team, Hi-Y.
NINEDORF, VIRGINIA-Uanuaryj Student Council, '48,
Lancer Staff, '48, Red Cross Representative, '46,
Wapika, Kachina, Los Habladores, City Volleyball, '48,
NOBLE, CAROL-Uunej Palomar, Gym Leader, Y-Teen,
NOVAK, GLORIA-Uunel Tawasi, Gym Class Leader,
Bowling, '47-'48, Cherokee.
NUNEZ, LUPE-fSummer Schooll.
NYE, NANCY-Uunel Student Council, '46-'47, Niwauna,
Parliamentorian, '48-'49, Hoienonis, All City Choir,
Gym Class Leader, Cherokee.
0'DANlEL, PATSY-Uuneb Speakers' Forum, Haienonis,
All City Choir, Frolics, Christian Union, Y-Teen,
OLSEN, DON--Uuneb Sophomore Class President, Junior
Class President, National Honor Society, Student Coun-
cil, Treasurer, '47-'48, Harvard Book Award, '48,
Ramal, Sport's Chairman, '48-'49, Football Letter-
man, '48, Basketball, '46-'47, Fire Captain, '48, Most
Representative Boy, '49,
0'NElLL, NAN-Uunel Belles, Christian Student Union.
ORYNSKI, JULIA-Uanuaryl Senior Class Poet, Palomar,
Wapika, Secretary, '48, Kachina, Honorable Mention
National Scholastic Art Show, '48, Gym Class Leader,
Red Cross Representative, '47, Frolics,
OTTO, SHIRLEY-Uunel Christian Student Union, Y-Teen.
OWNBY, ELLEN-Uunel Niwauna, Kachina, Los Habla-
dores, Christian Student Union, Texas Junior Academy
of Science, Gym Class Leader, Cherokee.
PADGETT, MORGAN-Uanuaryb Ramal, Student Coun-
cil, '48, Bowling, '46-'48, Hi-Y.
PARIS, VIRGINIA-Uanuaryj Lancer Staff, '48, Kachina,
Los Habladores, Cherokee.
PAVEY, ALBERT--Uunel National Thespian, National
Forensic League, Student Council, '48-'49, Speakers'
Forum, One Act Play, All Star State Cast, '48, Non
Commissioned Officers' Club, Officers' Club, Treasurer,
'48-'49, Lieutenant Colonel, Battalion Commander,
Office Assistant, Frolics.
PAVLU, DOROTHY-Uunej Los Habladores, Orchestra,
PAYNE, SUE-Uunel Ladaka, Haienonis, Christian Stu-
dent Union, City Volleyball Team, '48, Cherokee.
PELATARI, VERA-Uunej Belles, Haienonis, All City
Choir, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
PELTY, LARRY-UuneJTransferred from Sulfur, Louisiana.
PERRY, JOHN E.-Uunel Ramal, Texas Junior Academy
of Science, Orchestra, Frolics, Office Assistant, Band,
R.O.T.C., Lieutenant, '48-'49, Officers' Club.
PETERSON, PETE-Uunel Football, '47-'48, May Fete,'48,
PICTON, JULIA-Uunei Arrowhead, National Honor So-
ciety, Junior Class Vice-president, Ramal Cup, '48,
Niwauna, Sport's Chairman, '47, President, '48, Orenda,
Typist, '46-'47, Assistant Club Editor, '47-'48, Assistant
Editor, '48-'49, Student Council, Secretary, '47-'48,
May Fete Duchess, '47, Maid, '48, Gym Class Leader,
Y-Teen, interscholastic Representative, Pow-Wow Pin-
Up, '47-'48, Cherokee, Badminton Head, '48-'49, Quill
and Scroll, City Volleyball, '46-'48, Letterman, '47,
Frolics, Haienonis, Most Representative Girl, '49,
D.A.R. Award, '49,
PINTO, MARCELINE-Uunej Haienonis, Cherokee.
PLAYTER, ANN-Uunej Palomar, Los Habladores, Red
Cross Representative, '47, Gym Class Leader, Y-Teen,
POLLARD, TANY-Uunel Arrowhead, National Honor So-
ciety, Lancer, Feature Editor, '48, Niwauna, Historian,
'48-'49, Sophomore Cabinet, Student Council, '47-'48,
"Oh, not mashed potatoes again!" or "Why don't they ever have
fried chicken?" Either of these remarks is likely to be heard as
students move along in the lunch line, looking from one hot dish to
another. ln spite of their disparagements and appraisals, the stu-
dents of Lamar can always count on a well-balanced hot lunch.
After three years of visiting the lunch room once every day the
seniors found a new addition last fall, a juke box. Much to the
disgust of a few, but to the delight of most, the lunch period can
now be spent in listening to one's favorite records.
Ann Cooper, Ann Cline, Dorothea Bachemin, Pete Burch, Martha
Dawson, and Beverly Ward are buying their lunches.
PONTIKES, GEORGE-Uunej "H" Association, Football
Letterman, '48-'49, Basketball l.etterman,'48-'49, Base-
ball Letterman, '47-'49, Hi-Y.
POOL, HOWARD--Uunej Band.
POTTS, DIXIE-CJuneJTawasi, Charity Chairman, '48-'49,
Haienonis, All City Choir, Christian Student Union, Red
Cross Representative, '47-'49, Cherokee.
POU ND, TH EO-Uunel.
POWELL, MOLLIE JANE-Uunej Tawasi, Kachina, Texas
Junior Academy of Science, Christian Union, Gym
Class Leader, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
POWELL, TOMMY-Uunel Transferred from Jefferson
PRESTON, KERRY-Uunej Irari, Sequoyha, Second Place
in National Essay League of America Contest, Fourth
Place State Poetry Contest, '48, National Anthology of
High School Poetry, '48, Second Place Southwestern
Literature Contest, Lancer, '48, Texas Junior Academy
of Science, Christian Student Union, Band, Variety
Show, Frolics, Hi-Y.
PRICE, STEVE-Uunel La Cinquantaine, President,
'48-'49, Texas Junior Academy of Science.
PRINCE, SIBYL-Uunej Los Habladores, Christian Student
Union, Archery Letterman, '48, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
PRINE, JUNE ANN-Uunej Christian Student Union ln-
terscholastic Art Contest, '48, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
PUTNEY, JANE-Uunel Palamar, Haienonis, Los Habla-
dores, Christian Student Union, Irari Princess, '48, May
Fete, '48, Most Beautiful Girl, '47, Frolics, Office
RAMSEY, CAMILLE-Uunel Tawasi, Publicity Chairman,
'48, Christian Student Union, Bowling Letterman, '48,
RAWLINS, HUBERT-Uunel Swimming Team, '47-'49,
Football Squad, '48-'49, Los Habladares, Christian Stu-
dent Union, Kachina, Hi-Y.
REINEY, KEENAN-Uunel Senior Cabinet, Texas Junior
Academy of Science, Office Assistant, Hi-Y.
REYNAUD, JEANNE-Uunel Kachina, Haienonis, All City
Choir, Frolics, Variety Show, City Volleyball, '47-'48,
Y-Teen, Cherokee, Basketball Head, '48, President, '48.
REYNOLDS, DULCIA-Uunei Texas Junior Academy of
Science, Kachina, Christian Student Union.
RHINE, MARY ANN-Uunel Arrowhead, National Honor
Society, Student Council, '46-'47, Haienonis, Sergeant-
at-Arms, '48, All City Choir, Los Hablodores, Frolics,
Variety Show, Christian Student Union, Gym Leader,
RICHARDSON, JANET-Uanuaryj Niwauna, Haienonis,
Kachina, Frolics, Cherokee.
RICHTER, BETTY-Uunei Christian Student Union,
RICKLES, MIGGIE-Uunej Haienonis, Kachina, Frolics,
Variety Show, Y-Teen.
RIVIERE, BERNARD-Uunel National Athletic Scholar-
ship Society, Kachina, Ramal, "H" Association, Chap-
lain, '49, Golf Letterman, '47-'48, Football Squad, '48,
ROBERSON, BETTY-Uunel Kachina, Haienonis, All City
Choir, Frolics, Variety Show, Christian Student Union,
ROBERTSON, JOHN-Uunei National Thespians Society,
Kachina, La Cinquantaine, Frolics, May Fete, '48-'49,
ROGERS, CHARLOTTE-Uunej Los Habladores, Christian
Student Union, Cherokee.
ROHLOFF, HERBERT-Uunej "H" Association,
ROPER, CHARLES-Uunel Red Cross Representative, '46.
ROSE, JERRIE-Uunei Tawasi, Haienonis, All City Choir,
Frolics, Christian Student Union, Cherokee.
ROSNER, FANNIE MARIE-Uunej.
SALMON, SARAH--Uuneb Haienonis, All City Choir,
SANQERS, GAY-Uunej Kachina, Lancer Staff, '48-'49,
Quill and Scroll, Christian Student Union, Frolics,
SANDERSON, SANDY-Uunei Irari, Football Letterman,
'47-'49, Baseball Letterman, '48, Kachina, Chairman,
SAWYER, MARGARET-Uunej Los Habladores, Christian
SCHEID, MARTIN-Uanuaryl Senior Class Treasurer,
Senior Cabinet, lrari, Secretary, '47, Social Chairman,
'H" Association, Baseball Letterman, '47-'48,
SCHILLER, DOROTHY-Uuneb Haienonis, All City Choir,
SCHULTE, GERHART-KS u rn m e r S c h oo IJ Track, '48,
One day last November the whole nation went into a state of
complete confusion for a presidential election, Lamar was no excep-
tion. All day long study halls and civics classes listened intently as
the roll-call of the states was read "every hour on the hour." During
second period the classes heard the first decisive news--Dewey had
lost his lead in California. By fourth period the school was listening
to him concede the election, and was waiting to hear Mr. Truman's
Here in Miss Weinberg's Civics class two weeks later, seniors Melvin
Brochstein, Norma Garnett, June Ahrens, and Tommy Jax study a
chart on how to vote and compare it with a map showing how each
state had voted in the past election.
SELIGMAN, JOHN-Uunej Ramal, Student Council,
'48-'49, Junior Cabinet.
SHANNON, ANN-Uunel Palomar, Haienonis, All City
Choir, Christian Student Union, Frolics, Y-Teen,
SHAW, JOAN-Uunel Haienonis, Frolics, All-City Choir,
Kachina, Christian Student Union, Cherokee, Y-Teen.
SHEFFIELD, JAKE-fSummer School, Kachina, Football
"B" Team, '47-'48, Frolics, Hi-Y.
SHEPHERD, MARJORIE-Uunej Arrowhead, National
Honor Society, Student Council, '47-'48, Palamar,
Treasurer, '48-'49, Haienonis, President, '48, All City
Choir, Los Habladores, Red Cross Representative,
'48-'49, Frolics, Christian Student Union, Gym Leader,
SHEPPARD, JO ELLEN-Uunej Palomar, Sequoyha, Y-
SHUDDE, JOHN-Uanuaryl Class Lawyer, Ramal, Foot-
ball, '46-'48, Track, '47-'48, Hi-Y.
SILVUS, BETTY--Uunej Chums, Publicity Chairman, '48,
Vice-president, 48-'49, Office Assistant, Gym Leader,
SIMMONS, ANDREA-Uunej National Honor Society,
Student Council, '46-'48, Sophomore Cabinet, Junior
Cabinet, Palomar, President, '48, Kachina, Los Habla-
dores, R.O.T.C., Sponsor, Captain, Frolics, Library
Assistant, Office Assistant, Cherokee.
SIMONS, ELWYN-Uonuaryl Texas Junior Academy of
Science, President, '48-'49, Orenda Staff, '48-'49,
R.O.T.C., Corporal, '48.
SMITH, CHARLES--Uanuaryj R.O.T.C., Officers' Club,
SMITH, HARVEY-Uunej Ramal, Sergeant-at-Arms, '48,
Football, '46-'48, Letterman, '47-'48, Basketball, '46,
Track, '48, "H" Association, Sergeant-at-Arms, '48,
Hi-Y, President, '47.
SMITH, NANCY-Uunej Cherokee.
SMITH, SALLY-Uanuaryj Ladaka, Junior Membership
Chairman, '47, Sergeant-at-Arms, '47, Vice-president,
'48, Lancer Staff, '48, Office Assistant, City Archery
Team, '48, Gym Leader, Cherokee.
SMITH, VIRGINIA LEE-Uunel Arrowhead, National
Honor Society, Lancer Staff, '48, Quill and Scroll, Los
Habladores, Christian Student Union, Library Assist-
SPRAGU E, WILBUR-Uunej Hi-Y.
SPRONG, CORDELIA-Uunel National Honor Society,
Chums, Social Chairman, '48-'49, Sequoyha, City Vol-
leyball, '47, Gym Leader, Office Assistant, Y-Teen,
Cherokee, Basketball Head, '48.
STAACKE, FRED-Uunej lrari, Sergeant-at-Arms, '48,
Frolics, Variety Show, R.O.T.C., Non Commissioned
STGNCIL, LOWERY-Uunei Football, '46, Track, '48,
STARNES, RICHARD-Uunel Baseball, '48-'49, R.O.T.C.,
Sergeant, '48-'49, Rifle Team, '48, Hi-Y.
STELTER, JOY-Uunel Tawasi, Cherokee.
STEPCHINSKI, BILL-CSummer Schooll.
STERRETT, BETTY-Uunel Haienonis, All City Choir,
STEVENS, CORINNE-Uunel Ladaka, Wapika, All City
Choir, Christian Student Union, Frolics, Gym Leader,
STICKLER, GEORGIANA-Uunej Niwauna, Los Habla-
dores, Christian Student Union.
STILLWAGON, JO ANN-Uunej Kachina, City Volleyball
Manager, '48-'49, City Bowling, '48, Frolics, Y-Teen.
STONE, SPENCER-Uunei Football, '47-'48, Track,
'47-'48, Frolics, Hi-Y.
STOTTS, HELEN RUTH-iSummer Schooli.
STRAWN, BOB-UunelArrowhead, Orenda Staff, '48-'49,
Student Council, '48, Senior Cabinet, Ramal, Basket-
ball, '46-'48, Track, '46-'48, Fire Captain, '48, Hi-Y.
STRIEKERT, MERLE--Uanuaryl Senior Class, Most Popu-
lar girl, '48, Senior Cabinet, Belles, Social Chair-
man, '48, Student Council, '48, Wapika, Los Habla-
dares, May Fete Maid, '47-'48, Cherokee.
STROUD, BETTY JEAN-Uunel City Volleyball, '48,
Christian Student Union.
SUTTLES, JOE-Uunej Frolics, Variety Show, R.O.T.C.,
Sergeant, Rifle Team, '46,
SWEENEY, PAT-Uanuaryl Hi-Y,
SWEETLAND, DICK-iSummer Schoolj National Forensic
League, Vice-president, '48, Lamar Debate Team,
Christian Student Union, Publicity Chairman, '48.
TAYLOR, DAVID-Uunei Debate Team, '48, Hi-Y.
TAYLOR, SHIRLEY RAY-Uunel Gym Class Leader,
THACKER, DARIS-Uunel Cherokee.
THOMAS, DICK-Uunel R.O.T.C., Band, Frolics.
At the Arrowhead installation each year the senior "brains" take
temporary time-out from their studying to have a banquet. This
year the banquet was held in the Varsity Room of Ye Old College
Inn on the thirtieth of November. After dinner the parents were
invited to watch Mr. Moyes install the new members and to have
At the right Larry Wrightsman and Louise Baker study the Arrow-
head Cup which is awarded each year on class night to the most
outstanding member. To their left Mr. Moyes explains to Mrs.
Moyes and Robert Clemons the history of the cup.
THOMPSON, JO ANN-Uanuaryl Ladaka, Social Chair-
man, '48, La Cinquantaine, Museum Scholarship,
THORNTON, BILL-Uuneb Student Council, '46-'47,
Ramal, Vice-president, '48, Orenda, Business Manager,
'48-'49, Library Assistant.
THORNTON, TOM-Uunel R.0.T.C., Transferred from
Ponca City, Oklahoma.
TIMMERMAN, DOROTHY-Uunej Cherokee.
TOLAND, PEGGY-Uunel Wapika, Christian Student
Union, Library Assistant, Cherokee.
TROTT, BOBBIE ANN--Uunej Tawasi, Kachina, Chris-
tian Student Union, Haienonis, All City Choir, Y-Teen.
URQUHART, ED-Uanuaryl Sophomore Cabinet, Junior
Cabinet, Senior Cabinet, Student Council, '47-'48, "B"
VAJA, BILLY-Uunel Frolics, R.O.T.C. Band, May Fete
VREUGDE, MARILYN-Uunel Belles, Treasurer, '48,
Wapika, Library Assistant, Cherokee.
WAINWRIGHT, REVILL-UunelBelles,Treasurer, '48-'49,
Wapika, Library Assistant, Cherokee,
WALKER, JEAN-Uanuaryl Gym Class Leader, Christian
Student Union, City Volleyball, '46-'49, Cherokee.
WALKUP, EDWARD-Uunej Hi-Y.
WALTER, BETTY LYNN-Uunej Christian Student Union,
Los Habladores, Cherokee.
WARD, BEVERLY-Uuneh National Honor Society, Ta-
wasi, Vice-President, '47-'48, Student Council, '48-'49,
Gym Class Leader, May Fete, '48, Christian Student
Union, Secretary, '47, Vice-President, '48, President,
'48, Cherokee Volleyball Head, '48, Red Cross Repre-
sentative, '47-'48, Kachina, La Cinquantaine, Senior
Class Treasurer, '49.
WASHBURN, MARILYN-Uunel Christian Student Union,
WATTS, MARY ANNE-Uuneb Orenda Staff, '48-'49, Gym
Class Leader,La Cinquantaine,Christian Student Union,
Variety Show, Office Assistant, Cherokee.
WEST, CHARLIE-Uunel Lancer Staff, '47-'49,
WHARTON, JEANNIE-Uunej Chums, Publicity Chair-
man, '48-'49, Wapiko, Los Hobladores, Office Assist-
ant, Y-Teen, Cherokee,
WHEAT, BUCK-Uunel Pow Wow, Director, '48-'49, Non
Commissioned Officers' Club, Kachina, Band, Christian
Student Union, Frolics, Variety Show.
WHEELER, JACKIE-iSummer Schooll Haienonis, All City
Choir, Los Habladores.
WHITAKER, CHARLES-Uunej Christian Student Union.
WHITE, ANN-Uanuaryl Lancer Staff, '48-'49, Haie-
WHITE, FLORENCE-Uunel Red Cross Representative,
WHITE, PATSY-Uunel Christian Student Union, Y-Teen,
Cherokee, Transferred from Bay City, Texas.
WHITEHEAD, GLORIA-Uanuaryj Belles, Sergeant-at-
Arms, '47, Charity Chairman, '48, Cherokee.
WHITEHURST, TROY-Uanuaryb Pow Wow, R.O.T.C.,
Non Commissioned Officers' Club, Officers' Club.
WIEDEMAN, EDYTHE--Uunel Wapika, La Cinquantaine,
City Volleyball, '48, Christian Student Union, Cherokee.
WILCOX, EDWARD-Uunel R.0.T.C., Non Commissioned
WILDE, HENRY-Uunej Arrowhead, National Honor So-
ciety, Secretary, '48, Senior Cabinet, Orenda staff, Life
Editor, '48-'49, Quill and Scroll, National Poetry
Anthology, Terry Cup, Ramal, Sequoyha, Anthology
Editor, '47-'48, President, '48-'49, Los Habladores,
Vice-president, '47, Christian Student Union, Office
Asistant, Fire Captain, '48, Hi-Y, Secretary-Treasurer,
WILLIAMS, ANN-Uunej Niwauna, Chaplain, '48, Haie-
nonis, All City Choir, Texas Junior Academy of Science,
Christian Student Union, Tennis Squad, '48, Archery
Club, '47-'48, Frolics, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
WILLIAMS, CAROLYN-Uunej Haienonis, All City Choir,
Christian Student Union, Pianist, '47-'48, Frolics, May
Fete Entertainers, '48, Variety Show, Y-Teen.
WILLIAMS, CLARE-Uunej Cheerleader, '48-'49, Ni-
wauna, Junior Membership Chairman, '48, Vice-presi-
dent, '48, Student Council, Secretary, '48-'49, Haie-
nonis, All City Choir, Christian Student Union, La
Cinquantaine, Gym Class Leader, Frolics, Office Assist-
ant, Y-Teen, Cherokee.
WILLIAMS, HOWARD-Uunel Irari,
WILSON, BARBARA-Uunej Chums, Student Council,
'46-'47, May Fete, '46, Office Assistant, Gym Class
Leader, City Volleyball '45-'48, Letterman, '47-'48,
Cherokee Softball Head.
WILSON, CAROLYN-Uunel Tawasi, Wapika, Christian
Student Union, Cherokee.
Seniors Whose Pictures Do Not Appear
GIBSON JODIE ANN
Seniors Whose Pictures Do Not Appear
MILWEE, VIVIAN SMITH, RUSSELL
KITTLE MINNIE GRACE ROBERTS, BOB STOTTS, HELEN
ROBISON, MATT STRINGER, HENRY
MCSTRAVICK PHYLLIS SING, JEU BUCK WILSON, CONRAD
WILSON, HELEN-Uunel Lancer, '48-'49, City Volleyball,
WOFFORD, NORMA LEE-Uanuaryl National Honor So-
ciety, Student Council, '48-'49, Red Cross Representa-
tive, '47-'48, Los Habladores, Kachina, Office Assist-
WOLF, JANE-Uanuaryj Chums, Haienonis, Los Habla-
dores, Christian Student Union, Frolics, Cherokee.
WOLFE, GENE-Uunel Pow Wow, R.O.T.C., Sergeant,
Non Commissioned Officers' Club.
WOLFSKILL, LYLE-Uunel Kachina, R.0.T.C., Lieuten-
ant, Non Commissioned Officers' Club, Officers' Club,
Rifle Team, '47-'48, Hi-Y.
WOMACK, BERT-Uunel Pow Wow, Kachina, Cliquo-
donis, Frolics, Football, '48, Hi-Y.
WOOD, JIMMY-Uunel Orenda, '47-'48, R.O.T.C., Major,
'48-'49, Non Commissioned Officers' Club, President,
'47-'48, Officers' Club, Secretary-Treasurer, '48-'49.
WOODHAM, JO ANN-Uunel Tawasi, Sergeant-at-Arms,
'48-'49, All City Choir, Irari Princess, '47-'49, Gym
Clgss gender, Frolics, Y-Teen, Cherokee Bowling Head,
'4 -'4 .
WOODRUFF, CAROLYN-Uunel Towasi, Parliamentarian,
'48-'49, Wapika, Christian Student Union, Orenda
Beauty, '48, Library Assistant.
WOODS, MARY-Uunej Christian Student Union, Y-Teen,
WOOLEY, CARL--Uunel Christian Student Union, Bowl-
ing Club, '47, Hi-Y.
WRIGHT, ELEANOR-Uunel Belles, '48, Vice-president,
'48, President, '49, National Forensic League, Lancer
Assistant, Frolics, Cherokee,
WRIGHTSMAN, LARRY-Uunel Sophomore, Junior Cab-
inets,- Arrowhead, National Honor Society, Irari,
Christian Student Union, R.O.T.C., '46-'48, Sergeants'
Club, Hi-Y, Chaplain, '48-'49, Library Assistant.
YAFRBERRY, JIMMY-Uunel Christian Student Union,
YOUNG, SARA ANNE-Uunel Niwauna, Kachina, Los
Habladores, Wapika, Cherokee.
ZIVLEY, WALTER-Uunel Hi-Y,
KENT BEN DALL
Norma Jean Bammel
Mary Jane Breaker
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Barbara Lee Brown
La Nell Browne
Sally Ann Carroll
Bertv Jean Clemens
Marv Jane Clough
Billve Jean Collins
Barbara Jean Cundall
Jov Lvnne Diainas
Jo Anne Dillehav
Dorothy Ann Dunford
clam . . . gi I take ?irAt Mid banda ing . . .
Emma Jean Franklin
Patsy Sue Green
Jo Ann Heaney
Outstanding Juniors, Sue
Hastings, Alafair Ben-
bow, Sue Aldrich, Mari-
lyn Graves, Kenneth East-
ridge, Cla u d e Hooton,
Bill Lee, and Beach Mott
gather together for
some last minute cram-
univr-A . W ite on Coloni lbamesf Sway . .
Juniors participating in
a panel discussion in
Mr. Duggan's American
History classroom are
Jackie Speece, Tommy
Swartz, Rosalie York,
Billy' Snow, and Nancy
N. C. Hoyt
Peggie Jo Jones
Lu Ann King
Ina Claire Kirkpatrick
Val Jean Kluppel
Jody La Grew
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Mary Ellen McDade
La Verne Moore
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Wanda Louise Perkins
Junior girls practicing
First Aid bandaging on
Cissy Prell are Sally
Stuebing, Gladys Ver-
non,Hildene Senter, Sue
Shively, Miss Dvoracek,
and Beth Smyth.
uniol-A . . . fu, en te national fvlvn I' Society . .
"Pay for your Orenda!"
says Carol Smith to
Shari Collins, Warren
Sexton, Maurice Patter-
son, and Tammy Swartz,
Mary Jane Pike
E. B. Roberts
Whitney Sampson w
acuity :Iota an Rama and Ta a icup inner-A
Peggy Lee Smith
Jerrie Nan Swinford
Mary Alice Underwood
Sylvia Van Valkenburgh
Nancy Jean Ackley
Marge Ann Adickes
John Ruth Ashen
Martha Deane Bond
Sheria Lin Boyd
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Mary Elizabeth Bynum
W. J. Collier
Barbara Jean Cook
B. B. Drury
Jo Ann Fielder
m ddle doom wart club dl-awzng . . .
Mary Jo France
Jo Ann Gaido
Ira Nell Gaither
Jo Ann Gemoets -'
Mary Ann Geraghty
Mary Ann Gifford
Mary Louise Goerner
Eva Jo Graham
Shirley Ann Graves
Mary Anne Guthrie
Beverly Ann Haley
Mona Lee Hancock
A group of young biol-
ogists peer intently at
the animals in the dis-
Svplwmv . . . d Ur, I7 L and No ton lette
Betty Jean Hilliard
Elsa Jean Holland
Margaret Ann Horton
Betty Anne Howell
Emma Jean Hudgings
Beverly June Hull
Mary Beth James
H. M, Jones
Joy Lynn Jones
Mary Beth Jordan
Sarah Anne Keller
Laura Jean Le Blanc
Mary Val Lipscomb
Earl Arnold Evetge
claam wmlaqe te m... Q I take Safety Sli t
Mary Ann Moore
Nell Jeanne Morm
W. B. Neumann
Sarah Frances Patrick
Sophomores are always
easy prey lor Senior
salesmen. Here we find
Bill Wilde, Ann Ken-
nerly, Tom Flelcher,
George Wilson, Kafha-
rine Snow, Julie Peddie,
and Mary Settegast.
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Mary Alice Phillips
Dorothy Nell Raney
Mary Ann Russell
Mary Ann Sakwitz
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Top Row: Richard Fox, Carl Davis, Ed-
mund Duggan, Ronnie Curtis, Charles
Croley, Tom DeWhitt
Middle Row: Barbara Clements, Gloria
Gillespie, Robbie Lou Graham, Doreen
Griscom, Carol Creed, Mary Bess Faris,
Shirley Ford, Dewuse Guyton, Carleton
Front Row: Georgia Collins, Harriet Davis,
Joan Delaney, Dolores Gillard, Joy Dun-
ford, Judith Ehman, Mary Diamond,
Pat Cline, Carolyn Green
Top Row: Frank Bonner, George Bolin,
David Allred, Tom Anderson, Tom
Brooks, Wilmer Anderson, Virginia
Cammack, Mary Frances Burke
Middle Row: John Brunson, George Buc-
hanan, John Brokaw, Henry Adams,
Kenneth Carsey, Nelson Cartwright,
Barbara Alfie, Johnny Alban, Bonnie
Front Row: Howard Andrew, Fred Brouil-
lette, Norman Brady, Polly Benoit, Joan
Britton, Jane Carlisle, Sydney Billings-
ley, Katherine Burge, Mary Alice Brassil
Top Row: Don Hobbs, Jack Hall, Bobby
Heap, Richard Koch, Bobby McCleary,
Hal Hurlbert, Philip Kidd, Norval John-
son, Alfred Kohli
Middle Row: Carol McKissick, Janet Jones,
Robert Harrison, Myrtle McPhail, Ver-
non Lamb, Barbara Heallen, Jimmy
Lane, Noel Kuester, Gerald Hord
Front Row: Betty Ann McVey, Sara Ha-
worth, Julio Laguortd, Fred Lange,
Davia Hawes, June Lakenmacher, lrene
Krachy, Bob Holliday, Rolf Jansen
Top Row: Alfred Matladge, Ward Nel-
son, Betty Sue Myers, Jimmy Powell,
Middle Row: Carl O'Connor, Ed Mainous,
Page Rogers, John Montgomery, Eugene
Politt, Bing Rogers, Robert Osborn
Front Row: Anne Oexman, Fred Marett,
Eugene Reamer, Mary Robb, Vera Mae
Ottinger, Yvonne Rodgers, Cynthia
Top Row: Charles Wallace, Bill Ueckert,
Bill White, William Willis, Charles
Vesey, David Wyckoff, Betty Heck,
Middle Row: Willis Upchurch, Don White,
Dick Wilson, Edith More, Mar Te Whit-
sitt, Janet Rothrock, Janet Norwood,
Wanda Willhoite, Patricia Mudd
Front Row: Cynthia Wheeler, Pam Riley,
Frances Hall, Shirley Vaughn, Alta
Verheul, Jolene Wisehart, Anne Wise,
Martha Wainwright, Elizabeth Volke,
Patricia Waugh -
Top Row: Elise Sanders, Walt Silvus,
George Tolle, Don Hobbs, Bruce Thomp-
son, Robert Sweeney, Norval Johnson,
Don Thompson, Wilton Trahan
Middle Row: Ann Trweman, Fred Sim-
mons, Owen Savage, John Stieneker,
Carl Schumacher, Francis Teas, Tommy
il Tomlinson, Bobby Lou Turrentine, Diane
Stone, Betty Templeton
Front Row: Nancy Sweeton, Lane Schultz,
Patsy Sangel, Peggy Simpson, Loquana
Simmons, Alice Todd, Alyce Lou Smith,
Sanni Smith, Carolyn Skogland
Not in Picture: Ann Spears, Ann Steven,
Thomas Swartz, Sally Smith, Don Sellers
Without u society, and a society to our taste, men are never contented
Yime to 0 ani e 63
"There will be an important student council meeting
this afternoon in Room 305 . . ." or "The C. S. U. will
hold an important meeting . . ." Practically everyone at
Lamar belongs to at least one of the school's numerous
organizations and attends the always "important" meet-
ings. These are the three divisions of organization at
Lamar: the non-social clubs, the social clubs, and the
The most colorful and widely discussed of these is
Lamar's ten social clubs. With the opening of Lamar
in I937 the students were given a choice of having these
clubs or a girls' pep squad like the other high schools
in Houston. Since the choice was made, these clubs have
done much to improve the school.
The majority of the students are lucky enough to be
drawn into a club when they are sophomores. The first
two weeks of initiation are ones which are never for-
gotten. lt is then that a sophomore meets many new
friends and at last gains a feeling of being a part of the
school. ln the next two years he will learn how to work
with his fellow club members to put on dances, to
promote candy sales, and to give formals.
With their contributions of spirit and leadership, the
organizations of Lamar have done much to make the
school a place of continual activity.
NON SOCIAL CLUBS
If you've ever entered or even passed room
306 between two and three o'clock you are
probably aware of the chaos caused by a year-
book staff. Here amidst the stifling aroma of
glue, the snipping of scissors, and the pecking
of a typewriter, Cno reflection on Beverly
Kemp's procedurel, the Orenda Staff works
to produce an annual that will please the ever-
EDITOR-ROBERT CLEMONS critical student body. The Orenda has been
selected seven times as being a First-Class
Honor Book, this honor recognizes the book
as one of the best high school yearbooks in
Upon entering 306 one might see Henry Wilde and Bob Strawn back in the corner talking over pictures each
would like to have in his section. Henry's responsibility is the School Life Section, and Bob's is the Sports Section.
They are not bothered by Elwyn Simons as he patiently moves them aside in order to get some glue out of the
cabinet. At his side is Kenneth Eastridge, a new comer to the staff, together Kenneth and Elwyn are largely re-
sponsible for mounting and drawing panels.
Julia Picton and Henry Wilde read over some copy as Beverly Kemp Bob Strawn, Fred Durrance, Beth Smyth, and Margaret Wright are
prepares to type, . busy mounting one of the club pages.
Julia Picton, assistant editor, is check-
ing lists of seniors to be sure each name ,
identifies the correct picture. Margaret
Wright's job, the Club section, and Beth
Smyth's, the sophomore and junior classes, -
are both difficult. Margaret and Beth
manage to look up from their work for a s
minute to hear the conversation between Bm THORNTCNI BUSWESS MANAGER
Fred Durrance, staff photographer, and
Robert Clemons, editor.
Turning through his dummy Robert is explaining to Fred the picture assignments for the next day. As
confusion mounts, Miss Weinberg and her business staff enter. They bring samples of red leather for the
cover. Bill Thornton, business manager, carries a large yellow envelope of samples. Mary Alexander, Anne
Watts, and Carol Smith have left their receipt writing long enough to help decide on a suitable color.
This energetic group has worked patiently and hard to produce this year's Orenda. The staff, the sponsors,
Miss Drew Black Staggs and Miss Helen Weinberg, sincerely hope the book pleases all Lamarites.
While Buddy Clemons and Julia Picton check for misspelled names,
Kenneth Eastridge and Bill Thornton survey some club mountings. Members of the business staff, Anne Watts, Mary Alexander, and
Not in picture: Elwyn Simons, who graduated in January, Carol Smith, write receipts for subscribers,
SPRING EDITOR-TANY POLLARD
The Z ar iancer
Just how they do it we don't know, but the
Lancer Staff manages to publish the school
newspaper every two weeks. In order to meet their
frequent deadlines they must continually gather
news, write and edit copy and take pictures.
Here are the Staff positions for the year:
EDITORIAL STAFF KFALLJ
Editor-in-Chief ....................,.,.,......, JOEL CARROLL
Associate Editor ..... ,.,,,.... P HIL BAKER
Editorial Assistant ..,.. ...,.............. E RLEND CARLTON
News Editors .....,.. .... V IRGINIA LEE SMITH, GAY SANDERS
Feature Editors .... .... S AMMY McLELLAND, TANY POLLARD
Exchange Editor ,..., ...............,..,. M ARTHA HUDSON
Sports Editors .... ,.... J ERRY JENSEN, BARBARA HOLLIDAY
Columnist ...... ,.......,..,,..,.,... H ENRY HORNE
Photographer .,..,,...... ............,..,.... C HARLIE WEST
Artists .......,.... CHARLA MOLINARE, VIRGINIA STEVENSON
'rypisr ...,.. .....,,....,.....,.., B ARBARA LEE BROWN
Reporters. ,.,. ,... P EGGY CROW, SHIRLEY FENDLEY, MARTHA
HUDSON, VIRGINIA PARIS, HELEN WILSON
Business Manager ..,... ...,. J OHN McCONNELL
Advertising Manager .,.. .... B ARBARA MADDEN
Circulation Manager ..... .... . .SALLY SMITH
Faculty Sponsor ...... ...MISS LOUISE FULLER
Members of the Business Staff Peggy James, Barbara Madden, John
McConnell, Peggy Bull, and Patsy Byer, pictured at the left,
work on the Lancer budget.
Pictured below them are: Gay Sanders, Virginia Lee Smith, Sammy
McLeIland, Erlend Carlton, and Phil Baker,
In the picture below Jean Fairchild, Lee Nora Ingram, Charles
Tapley, Frances Gee, Sue Hutchens, Lois Jean Martin, and Larry
Wrightsman stop their proof reading for a minute and pose for
The Zamar lance
EDITORIAL STAFF KSPRINGI
Associate Editor ....
Managing Editor ....
News Editor ..,.
Feature Editor .,.,
Copy Editor .....
, .....,....,,......... TANY POLLARD
. , SAMMY MCLELLAND
....ERLEND CARLTON, VIRGINIA
LEE SMITH, GAY SANDERS
. ....... CHARLES TAPLEY
... ,..,..,, JEAN FAIRCHILD
Assistants.. .. ...FRANCES GEE, LEE NORA INGRAM, FALL EDITOR-JOEL CARROLL
SUE HUTCHENS, LOIS JEAN MARTIN
Sports Editors .... ...JERRY JENSEN, BARBARA HOLLIDAY
Assistants ..... .... C HARLES WHITAKER, BILL HAMLIN,
BETTY GRAY, LYTTLETON MOORE
Exchange Editor .. ..,.,...,....,.... MARTHA HUDSON
Cartoonist .,..... .... J ENNY STEVENSON
Photographer ..,. .,........ C HARLIE WEST BUSINESS STAFF
Typist """' "4' """4""A ' ' BARBARA LEE BROWN Business Manager ................. ....,... J OHN McCONNELL
Reporters .... ELEANOR WRIGHT, Busrek DICKERSON, Advemsing Manage, .H-...BARBARA MADDEN
HENRY HORNE, HAMMY HILL, PEGGY .
CROW' DOROTHY TIMMERMANIBARBARA Assistant ....,..,...... .......,...... P EGGY JAMES
COLE, LIBBY HERNDON, GERRY MAT, Circulation Manager .... PATSY BYER, PEGGY BULL
THEWS, ALTA NAYLOR, HELEN WILSON Faculty Sponsor. , . .. ...... MISS LOUISE FULLER
Staff members Charlie West, Buster Dickerson, Dorothy Timmer-
man, Helen Wilson, Peggy Crow, Martha Hudson, and Gerry
Matthews stand around typewriter white Barbara Lee Brown Barbara Halliday, Jerry Jensen, Lyttletan Maare, Bill Hamlin. and
prepares to type. Charlie Whitaker look over the Iatest issue of the Lancer.
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"To be elected to membership in this organization is the highest honor a senior can attain," concluded Mr.
Moyes. These were the principal's words to the students as he prepared to name the members whose pictures appear
on this page.
The Arrowheads have been called "the cream of the senior crop," and the senior "brains.f' They are the
students who have maintained a 4.6 average or better throughout high school, who have maintained high character
qualities, and have attained a record of service and leadership.
At the club's first meeting,
which was held late in Octo-
ber, Robert Clemons was
elected president for the
year, Irwin Jordan, vice-pres-
ident, Bob Strawn, treasurer,
Larry Wrightsman, attend-
ance clerk, and before the
boys got complete executive
control Martha Moore was
The members had a very
busy year. The installation
and dinner was held on No-
vember thirtieth at Ye Ole
College lnn. Besides main-
taining an exhibit case in the
library and selling decals and
pencils, the Arrowheads have
sold bright red and blue cel-
lophane book covers. As the
year drew to a close the mem-
bers looked forward to Class
Night at which time the Ar-
rowhead Cup is presented to
the club's most valuable
member. Paula Meredith was
winner last year. The spon-
sors of Arrowhead are Miss
Nell Morris and Miss Drew
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National lelonor Socie ty
Since 1922, when the National Honor Society was first founded, it has grown into an organization of over
2000 chapters, whose total membership includes 250,000 students.
The object of the Lamar chapter is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to
render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character. Under the direc-
tion of Mr. W. J. Moyes, the club was led during the fall semester by Louise Baker, president, Carolyn Coy,
vice-president, Don Olsen, secretary, and Henry Wilde, treasurer.
MEMBERS OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MIRABEAU B. LAMAR
HIGH SCHOOL, 1948-1949
Marjorie Jean Biggers
Karlee Ruth Bown
Barbara Lee Brown
Barbara Sue Cox
Dorothy Jean Foster
Mary Ida Hubbard
Peggy Jean Ives
Mary Gene Johnson
Phyllis Sue Johnson
Mary Owen Jones
J. A. Matlage
Jean Marie Morrow
Mary Ann Rhine
Lorena Mae Ruland
Helen Frances Wilson
Officers of the National Honor Society are seated left to
right: Carolyn Coy, vice-presidentf Henry Wilde, treas-
urerf Don Olsen, Secretary, and Louise Baker, president.
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The Speaker lf ?orum
The speech department of Lamar, which is under the direction of Mr. Floyd Dougherty, has gained recognition
for the school in various tournaments throughout the state. Several years ago this department formed the Speaker's
Forum. This organization is a member of the National Forensic League.
This year the club elected the following officers: Dorothea Bachemin, president, Dick Sweetland, vice-presi-
dent, Florine Sowar, secretary. Throughout this year the members attended speech tournaments in Dallas, Waco,
and Arlington. The two most important events are the National Forensic League District meet held in Arlington
and the state lnterscholastic League competition. Although both of these events are held in the spring it is safe
to predict that Lamar's speech students will again bring home many new trophies. This year Lamar won first
place in Boys' Declamation at the University of Houston, and Second Place Boys' debate at the University of
Beside the many activities this club has sponsored, the members still found time to give two successful pay
dances. The first, "Flight 49," had the distinction of being the first pay dance in I949. It was highlighted by a boys'
style show. The second pay dance which was held in the spring, was an April Fool's Dance.
The Speaker's Forum and Mr. Floyd Dougherty are to be congratulated on their high accomplishments in
the field of speech.
BACHEMIN, BEALL, BENDALL, BLATT
BLATT, BULLEN, CARSON, COOPER
DICKERSON, DOUGHERTY, LEWI, MOUNT, 0'DANlEL, PAVEY Officers-President, DOROTHEA BACHEMIN, Vice..
PR STON, SELBER, SOWAR, SWEETLAND, TAYLOR, WRIGHT President, DICK SWEETLANDQ Secretary, FLORINE
Not in picture-MYERS, MANCUSO, DOUGLAS SOWAR,
72 The Student Council
OFFICERS-Standing are AL HILDRETH, president, and DALE FOOSHEE, vice-president, seated
are CAROLYN COY, treasurer, and CLARE WILLIAMS, secretary.
The Student Council was established
at Lamar in 1937. It is u representative
body which helps form the policies of
the school, and which promotes school
spirit. The club is under the guidance of
its vivacious sponsor, Miss Helen Wein-
berg. The members of the Council are
elected one from each homeroom. In
order to be eligible for membership a
student must have a B average and an
H in conduct.
The long list of the activities of this
club is staggering. This year members
compiled the directory, sponsored the
Red Cross, the Community Chest, and
the Lamar Library Drives, conducted the
Orenda subscription drive and supervised
all school elections. They also found time
to furnish the school with scholarship
merit awards which Mr. Moyes presents
twice a year to students with all A
In the picture on the left, members of the Charter
Committee, Rupert Johnson, Dorothy Foster, and Babs
Hartung submit to Mr. Moyes the tentative plan for
a new organization.
Below, the CounciI's Election Committee, Bob Strawn,
Barbara Lee Brown, and Patsy Murray tabulate the
returns of the senior class officer election.
The Student Council has three major standing committees. The Election Committee helps conduct and tabulate
school elections. The Charter Committee reads, amends and submits new clubs' charters to the Council for ap-
proval. The Bulletin Board Committee keeps constant watch on the size and quality of the poster placed on the
bulletin boards throughout the building.
At the head of the club this year was
Al Hildreth, president, Dale Fooshee,
vice-president, Clare Williams, secre-
tary, and Carolyn Coy, treasurer. These
officers found I949 a busy year.
Kneeling-Beverly Jean Miller, Bob Strawn,
Barbara Lee Brown, Beverly Ward, Ina Claire
Kirkpatrick, John Seligman, Albert Pavey.
Sitting-Patsy Murray, Rupert Johnson, Babs
Hartung, Dorothy Foster, Fred Durrance,
Louise Baker, Fagan Cox, Pete Burch.
Kneeling-Gregory Catlow, Joyce Gibson,
George Woodward, Tommy Swartz, Warren
Sexton, Lorena Ruland, Maurice Patterson.
Sitting-Jimmy McMurtry, Marvin Ford, Jean
Jackson,BiII Drake, Shari Collins, Ricky Black.
Kneeling-Bobby Lou Turrentine, Kenneth Car-
sey, Pat Cline, Pete Steigerwald, Jimmy
Wright, Katherine Snow, Peggy Sanderford.
Sitting-Kenneth Prine, Mary Ann Moore, Ann
Kennerly, Mary Hoaton, Garland Fielder,
Barbara Bouldin, Carolyn Barr.
ON THE POSTER COMMITTEE ARE
Gregory Catlow, Shari Collins, Miss Henderson,
The Zamar Zi6rar
Over ten thousand books fill the shelves of the Lamar library. But much more than books are
found in this long, interesting room. One can find many interesting displays and exhibits as well as
numerous shelves and drawers of periodicals.
Here every student comes to write themes, check out books, read, and to get a little peace and
quiet, and always ready to help are Mrs. Edith Cox and Mrs. Mabel Orman, our librarians.
MRS. EDITH COX- MRS. MABEL ORMAN
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Officers-Sallie Falkenbury, secretary, Frances
Bell, vice-president, Louise Baker, president,
and Beverly Baird, treasurer,
2 Habla usted Espanol? If you do, you probably already know about Lamar's Spanish club, Los
Habladores. This club was organized to promote an interest in the language and in the customs of the
Latin-American countries. These are the officers of the club: Louise Baker, president, Frances Bell,
vice-president, Sallie Falkenbury, secretary, Beverly Baird, treasurer, and Andrea Simmons, council
member at large.
Each year at Christmas the members of Los Habladores make many colorful pinatas for the needy
children at Rusk settlement school. The breaking of the pinata is the climax of the Christmas cele-
bration of the Spanish speaking people.
Back row-Ann Cunningham, June McCarthy, Nancy Ann McAnelly, BIII Duncan, Erwin Cottingham, Ken Eastridge, Chester King, Sue Payne,
Rosemary Hamner, Diane Aitken,
Middle row-Virginia Smith, Mary Ann Rhine, Elizabeth Leger, Mary Alexander, Ann Playter, Frances Bell, Charla Molinare, Nancy Hollo-
well, Mary Pound, Marianne White.
Front row-Andrea Simmons, Carolyn Dickerson, Marjorie Shepherd, Rosanne Dickson, Eloise Frame, Anne Hogan, Gail Henderson, Janet Gust,
Dorothy Pavlu, Georgianna Stickler.
Standing-Josephine Muller, Joan Young, Shirley Williams, Gail Maurice, Marianne Broden, Betty Lynn Walters, Val Jean Kluppel, Martha
Kneeling-Jean Morrow, Barbara Hamaker, Jeanne Hall, Pat Gaston, Martha Bickley, Jeannie Wharton, Suzanne Cubberly, Helen Burke,
Sue Hutchens, Lois Jean Martin
Sitting-Lenore Garrard, Ann Goldsmith, Carolyn Moore, Pat Burke, Betty Jo Buse, Ann McElroy, Janet Lawson, June Clark, Joan Ras-
This year the many unusual and colorful pinatas were on display in the library before the club
took them to Rusk settlement. Members of Los Habladores will remember their Christmas meeting
in the auditorium. At this meeting Reverend Bello, pastor of the Mexican Presbyterian Church of
Houston, related the story of Christmas in Spanish. After the speech the members presented him
with a pinata for the children of his church. Later in the year at the February meeting the members
saw two movies on Latin America.
Miss Helen MacMoster and Miss Julia Pleasants are the sponsors of this large and popular
mussen, Virginia Leach
Stamgng-Liligene Pace, Margaret Clark, Julia Beall, Frances Berryman, Joan Weir, Betty Ann Wood, Ann Cline, Ann Krachy, Lorena
Kneeling-Par Garrett, Valerie Sellors, Patsy Byer, Noelle Duggan, Gloria Meyer, Norma Garnett, Sylvia Van Valkenburgh, Jane Burr, Carolyn
Savage, Angela Caldwell
Sitting-Hildene Senter, Carolyn Farrell, Sarah Luger, Gayle MacKie, Carol Smith, Sibyl Prince, Nance Hargrave, Joanne Heaney, Beverly
Sain, Jeannie Yonkers
Sequoyha is Lomar's creative writing
club. At bi-weekly meetings its members
read examples of their work, which are
criticized by the other members and by
Miss Margaret Buchanan, Sequoyha's
sponsor. Then the best work is compiled
in an anthology which is presented each
year to the library.
During the past five years, Sequoyha
has made a name for itself. Its members'
work has been published in Scholastic
Magazine, in the National High School
Poetry Anthology, and in the Saturday
Review of Literature. Last year, members
won the lnterscholastic League Ready
Writer's Cup, the Terry Cup, the Trinity
College Poetry Contest, and first places
in the essay, short story, and patriotic
writing divisions of the twenty-four state
National Essay League Contest.
In the top picture are the officers of
Sequoyha, Jean Fairchild, vice-presi-
dent, Henry Wilde, president, Kenneth
Eastridge, treasurer, and Charlotte
Looking over the anthologies of past
years are Herbert Coursey, Frances Gee,
Henry Wilde, Julia Beall, and Don
Placing cups won by members of
Sequoyha last year are Jo Ellen Shep-
pard, Philip Blatt, Beth Smyth, and
Kerry Preston has just finished read-
ing his manuscript in a meeting. Cullen
Mancuso, Phil Baker, and Wayne
Wiggins look as if they might have a
Holding up a magnolia tree are
Sequoyha's football playing members,
Claude Hooton and Bill Chanslor.
ln l937 along with the opening of La-
mar a new club was organized for those
students interested in science. Mrs. Edna
W. Miner, who has sponsored this club
since that time has watched many bud-
ding biologists develop into potential
scientists of the future. Each year mem-
bers of the club represent Lamar at the
various state conventions.
With the motto, "Science for service,
safety, and pleasure," in mind, the mem-
bers alternate weekly program meetings
with outings and field trips to Houston's
outstanding places of scientific interest.
Pictured in the circle at the top of
the page are the officers l948-l949.
They are Jimmy McMurtry, treasurer,
Elwyn Simons, president, Lorena Ruland,
historian, and Ed Heyne, secretary. The
chart that Erlend Carlton, Fred Stancliff,
Tucker Blaine, Doris Davidson, Helen
Collier, and Dan Redmond inspect, shows
birds common to this state. An unidenti-
fied object is observed by Marilyn Byer,
Nancy Anderson, Mrs. Miner, Joseph
Bloxsom, and Angela Caldwell. All
smiles, these members, Betty Pearson,
Betty Jean Clemens, June Thompson,
and Sally Ringer as they set out upon an
outing. Posing for the camera are Elwyn
Simons, club president, and Henry Jisha,
Mary Jane Comfort
Cinq an taine
Officers-STEVE PRICE, president, ROSEMARY HAMNER, vice-president, ANN LINGENFELTER,
secretary, and JOHN BAGALAY, treasurer.
"Rice, cranberry, canned goods, oatmeal, cocoa . . . " - these were just a few of
the items listed on the side black board in room 300 during the weeks preceding
Christmas. This list was the work of La Cinquantaine, Lamar's French Club, whose
members earned money this year selling corsages to the football games in order to
send packages of food to France.
La Cinquantaine was founded two years ago for those students interested in the
French language and in Franco-American relations. The motto of the club is "Avance,"
which means to go forward. The officers for this year are to be congratulated on their
splendid job in seeing that this motto is lived up to, they are Steve Price, president,
Rosemary Hamner, vice-president, Ann Lingenfelter, secretary, John Bagalay, treas-
urer, Sue Cox and Beverly Ward, program chairmen, and Beverly Bintliff, sergeant-at-
arms. The club had a new and very capable sponsor this year, Mrs. Helen C. Earl.
Martha Lee McGee
Jerrie Nan Swintord
Wapika is Lamar's art club, its name
comes from an Indian word meaning
skill. Wapika's officers, seen in the top
picture, are president, Ken Eastridge,
vice-president, Jamey Skelton, secretary,
Julia Orynski, and treasurer, Janice
Barstow. Discussing some of their own
handiwork are La Verne Moore, Marjory
Kroupa, Peggy Toland, Carolyn Wilson,
Marilyn Byer, Ann Lingenfelter, and
Laura LeFevre. ln Wapika's list of mem-
bers are some of Lamar's most skilled
students. Proof of their ability is seen in
the puppets displayed by club members
Lolita McNeill, Gail Henderson, Mary
Douglas, Joanne Garrett, Suzanne Cub-
berly, Marilyn McVey, and Diane
Miss Norma Henderson, sponsor of
Wapika, chooses during the year out-
standing exhibits for the club to attend.
Seen on their way to the Houston Art
Museum are La Verne Moore, June
Crawford, Barbara Camden, Charlu Mol-
inare, Mary Alexander, Jenny Stevenson,
Carol Mottley, and Gerald Fitzgerald.
Demonstrations of Wapika's artistic pro-
ficiency are shown about the school and
in many art contests. Martha Montgom-
ery, Jim McMurtry, Ed Heyne, Dorothy
Dayvault, Doris Davidson, Nance Fruit,
Edythe Wiedeman, Gerald Fitzgerald,
Jeannie Wharton, Peggy Hammer, Caro-
lyn Dickerson, and Frances Berryman are
seen viewing with admiration an exhibit
of clay work by fellow members.
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Lamar's only military club was organized by
the officers of the school's Reserve Officers
Training Corps several years ago. The club has
a two-fold purpose-first, to have an organized
military group for the officersg second, to have
an organized social group.
A large portion of the military phase of the
club is devoted to the inspections and parades
that the battalion takes part in each year. The
social phase is devoted to outings and dances.
Each year the members look forward to the Offi-
cers' Ball. All R.O.T.C. officers in the city take
part in this event. This year it was held in the
South American Room of the Rice Hotel on Febru-
The club has regular meetings once a month.
The sponsor for the club is the comandant of
Lamar's R.O.T.C., Major Walter S. Lamont.
Standing left to right-Bill Thornton, Sammy McLelland, Fred Durrance, Tany Pollard, Beverly Kemp, Phil Baker, Anne Watts, Mary Alexan-
der, Charles Tapley, Erlend Carlton, Charlie West, Martha Hudson, and Miss Louise Fuller.
Seated left to right-Robert Clemons, Julia Picton, Beth Smyth, Carol Smith, Margaret Wright, Gay Sanders, and Virginia Lee Smith.
Not in the picture-Bob Strawn and Henry Wilde.
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The W. J. Moyes chapter of Quill and Scroll, the International Honorary Society for High School
Journalists was organized in the spring of 1947. The purpose of this organization is to endeavor to
promote good journalism and to give recognition to those students who have done outstanding work
in this field.
ln order to be eligible for membership a student must be a junior or a senior and must be a
member of one of the publication staffs in the school. Besides maintaining a scholastic average which
places him in the upper third of his class, he must have done superior work in writing, editing, or busi-
ness management and have been recommended by the school principal or publication advisor.
The officers for this year were: Beverly Kemp, president, Bob Strawn, vice-president, Tony Pollard,
secretary, Anne Watts, treasurer, and Henry Wilde, parliamentarian. Miss Louise Fuller is sponsor.
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whose co-workers have voted them the most worthy of this honor.
Eight members due to tie.
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The National Thespian Society is devoted to the advancement of Dramatic Arts in secondary
The National Thespian troupe at Lamar is composed of students who have done outstanding work
in Dramatic Arts and who have received a required number of service points.
Eileen Friedman, the former president ofthe National Thespian Club at Lamar is the only star
Thespian who has graduated. Eileen earned four stars.
This year the National Thespians have helped present the National Honor Society Installations,
One-Act Plays, P.T.A. performances, and various other types of entertainment. This organization,
under the sponsorship of Mrs. Ula Hennes, is a great service to the school.
Standing in back are Albert Povey, Mary Lou Edmundson, Mrs, Hennes, Laura Le Fevre, Sandra Schmidt, Bill Elkins, Johnny Miller, and
Seated at table ore John Robertson and Anne Acker.
Seated at the front are Rosanne Dickson, Eileen Friedman, and Oscar McCracken.
univr Red C'1-ou
Lamarites will remember the announcement, "Will everyone please bring to school tomorrow any
old comic books that he might have and give them to his Junior Red Cross representative?" This comic
book drive, which was carried on during January, was just one of the numerous helpful activities this
organization sponsors, these books, along with many attractive menu covers and tray favors, were sent
to the Naval Hospital and to Jefferson Davis Hospital.
The Lamar chapter of the Junior Red Cross was established in 1943 to aid the war effort. Now
that the war is over, this aid is given to the service men's hospitals and to the needy people of Houston.
The members of this organization are elected representatives from each homeroom, their sponsor is
Mrs. Elanor Huddleston. At the club's first meeting of the year, the following officers were elected:
Martha Moore, president, Helen Hedley, vice-president, and Frances Berryman, secretary and treasurer.
Top row left to right: Gloria Meyer, Carol Mottley, Barbara West, Annice Blatt, Dittman Harrison, Kenneth Eastridge, Gerald Fitzgerald,
Margaret Wright, Florence White, Eloise Frame, Mariorie Shepherd.
Second row: Jacquelyn Speece, Mary Settegast, Martha Moore, Ruth Tonn, Jeannine Lovette, Barbara Beggs, Joyce Amsler, Doris Davidson,
Marla Ehler, Peggy Kendrick, Shirley Williams, Mary Henderson, Helen Burke.
Front row: Helen McKay, Dixie Potts, Jo Ann Heaney, Helen Collier, Helen Shamber, Elsa Holland, Sandra White, Mrs. Elanor T. Huddleston,
Nancy Restivo, Carolyn Culver, Peggy Ives, Betty Silvus, Ann Lingenfelter, Brooks Robinson, Sarah Luger.
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Left, learning to work the spotlight, are Eloise Cowart, June Ashen, George Ladd.
In one of the Kachina variety shows Sandy Sanderson, Carlton Curry, Beverly Gregg, Connie Herring, Tex Hungerford, and Buster Dickerson
entertain with a skit.
Bert Womack, Barbara Gibbons, Nan 0'Neill, Rebecca Ball, Norma Jean Bammel, Gerry Matthews, Patricia Womack, Bobby Carsey, and Mary Lou
Edmundson listen carefully as Lyle Wolfskill explains the use of a stage brace.
ANNE ACKER, reporter, and ROSANNE DICKSON, secretary.
Those who attended the Kachina pay
dance, January Jamboree, saw for the first
time-and the last time-professional talent
in a Lamar floor show. Betty Lou Spenser and
Harry Lahie demonstrated six popular dance
The climax of the year's activities was the
Spring Frolics which was held on March
eighteenth and nineteenth. The theme was
"Holidays." Betsy Inglis did a fine job of
student directing. Mrs. Ula Hennes, the club
sponsor, was director.
The officers for the year were: Mary Lou
Edmundson, president, Oscar McCracken,
vice-president, Rosanne Dickson, secretary,
Eileen Friedman, treasurer, and Anne Acker,
OFFICERS-fstandingl Beverly Ward, Jack Car--
son, Carolyn Williams, fseafedl Cordelia Sprong,
Carol Smith, Sandra Bourgoin.
The Christian Student Union was organized last year. lt is composed of those students who are
interested in showing appreciation and tolerance of all religions, in acquiring a mutual love of God,
and in encouraging good citizenship among Lamar students. Students may become members of this
club by attending two consecutive meetings.
This year the Christian Student Union has presented many interesting speakers, among them was
Reverend Durwood Fleming.
The business meetings are alternated with those which offer visiting speakers.
Standing-Barbara Pannell, Lenore Garrard, Joan Young, Pat Gaston, Ann Cline, Don Addington, Spencer Stone, Betty Fechner, Cynthia Hargrove, Jean Gar-
many, Shirley Otto, Carolyn Wilson, Shirley Williams.
Kneeling-Carolyn Morris, Betty Ann Wood, Virginia Leach, Barbara Hamaker, Jean Morrow, Virginia Lee Smith, Nan O'Neill, Mary Pound, Marilyn McVey,
Gail Maurice, Sally Stuebing.
Sitting-Martha Francis, Marian Stone, Marilyn Graves, Pat Evans, Barbara McGinty, June Clark, Ann McElroy, Marilyn Washburn, Jo Ann Heaney, Sandra
Schmidt, Beth Smyth.
Standing-Gerald Fitzgerald, Dorothy Bayer, Marilyn Byer, Carolyn Barr, Beverly Sain, Shirley Fair, Erlend Carlton, Chester King, Sallie
Falkenbury, Mary Ann Erbe, Jane Cunningham, Norma Jean Garnett, Marion Boone, Patsy Daniell, Rickey Black
Kneeling-Carolyn Coy, Wanda Baker, Shari Collins, Ann Cunningham, Dorothy Dayvault, Nancy Erbe, Marianne Broden, Angelo Caldwell,
Mary Frances Daniell, Doris Davidson
Sitting-Barbara Jean Cook, Eloise Cowart, Peggy Bull, Helen Burke, Martha Bickley, Vera Abshier, Frances Bell, Betty Jo Buse, Diane
Bechtel, Barbara Cole
The officers for the fall semester were Beverly Ward, president, Carol Smith, vice-president,
Sandra Bourgoin, secretary, Helen Wisdom, treasurer, Louise Baker, sergeant-at-arms, Barbara
Hamaker, chaplain, Carolyn Coy, parliamentarian, Dick Sweetland, publicity chairman, Dorothy
Foster, reporter. The spring officers were Jack Carson, president, Carolyn Williams, vice-president,
Cordelia Sprong, recording secretary, Carolyn Coy, corresponding secretary, Sandra Bourgoin,
treasurer, Marion Boone, chaplain, Sylvia Van Valkenberg, sergeant-at-arms, Margaret Wright,
parliamentarian, Sally Ringer, musical director, Sarah West, reporter. Mr. Douglas Uzzell is the
sponsor of the club.
Standing-Brad Thomson, Helen Hedley, Peggy James, Jeanne Gardner, Ina Clair Kirkpatrick, Sarah Pitschmann, Marian Nichols, Wanda
Spruce, Janeth Westmoreland, Kerry Preston, Barbara Sutton, Betty Roberson, Ann Shannon, Joan Shaw, Calvin Koomey
Kneeling-Ruth Ann Mugg, Beverly Haley, Mariory Kroupa, Dixie Rawlins, Harriette Wade, Katharine Snow, Phyllis McStravick, Marianne
White, Reva Michels, Corinne Stephens, Sally Polk, Jeannie Yonkers.
Sitting-Jim Wildman, Gail Henderson, Sammy McLelIand, Peggy Smith, Carolyn Moore, Nancy Brown, Karlee Brown, Sally Ringer, Charla
Molinare, Nancy Hollowell, Lorena Ruland, Sylvia Van Valkenburgh, Sue Shively
, . as J L.
CLUB OFFICERS-Bill Munnerlyn, president,
Beach Mott, vice-president, Robert Clem-
ons, treasurerg Bill Lee, secretary, Larry
River Oaks-Don Olsen, president, Bill
Thornton, vice-president, Henry Wilde,
West University-Bob Strawn, president,
Dittman Harrison, vice-president, Benny
Montrose-Morgan Padgett, president
lPorter Johnson at mid-termlg Porter
Johnson, vice-president, l. L, Nix, sec--
retary-treasurer, Phil Baker, chaplain.
CLUB SPONSOR-Mr. B. W. Kent.
CLUB ADVISORS-Mr. Jesse Madden, Mr.
Dick Bunker, Mr. H. J. Nicols.
One Sunday afternoon last October a group of boys met at the West University Branch Office of
the Y.M.C.A. Under the supervision of Mr. Harold Nicols,Mr. Dick Bunker, and Mr. Jesse Madden,
this group set as its goal the reorganization of the Lamar Hi-Y. They made tentative plans for the year.
The following officers were elected: Bill Munnerlyn, president, Beach Mott, vice-president, Bill Lee,
secretary, Robert Clemons, treasurer. ln December in a very impressive ceremony at the Y.M.C.A.,
fifty boys were formally installed. They stated as their purpose, the maintaining and extending through-
out the school, high standards of Christian character.
The first project of these boys was to sponsor a Hi-Y Midnight Show on November 24th. In a
second project, the Hi-Y boys sold red and blue pencils, and belts bearing the Lamar emblem.
Standing-Sam Harper, Bill
Munnerlyn, John McConnell,
Keenan, Reiney, Lyle Wolt-
skill, Robert Clemons, Don
Kneeling-Khleber Attwell, Dick
Criss, Dick Holsinger, Bob
Grainger, Everett Wilson, Ar-
Dale Fooshee, Buzzy Ken-
drick, George Buckstaff, Bill
Wilde, Newton Rayzor.
Jimmy Batchelor, Bill Lee,
Herschel Brannen, Jack Tait,
Jimmy Yarberry, Harvey Gil-
liam, Don Addington, Pete
Peterson, Sandy Sanderson, Al
Kneeling-Ross McEIreath, Pat
Whitworth, Bert Womack,
Beach Mott, Johnny Koumon-
duros, George Knawer, Kerry
Preston, Curtis Brown, Bob
Hubbell, Neil Thruston,
Armando Porras, George
Sitting-Curtis Kelly, Floyd Ad-
dington, Jim Whitson, Teddy
Wieg-hard, Donald Baker,
Claude Matthews, Tommy
Kloves, Ben Kostial, Ricky
With part of the money earned in these projects the club sent a delegation to the annual Youth
in Government Conventions in Waco and in Austin. They also made donations to the World Youth
Fund and to the Athletic Department.
The Hi-Y of Lamar works in three neighborhood groups. The West University Place, the River
Oaks, and the Montrose. The different chapters gave baskets of food to needy families at Christmas,
they sponsored a hayride, they participated in the Easter Sunrise Service, they looked forward to a pay
dance in the Spring.
The boys will remember the mornings they tumbled out of bed earlier than usual in order to attend
the Thursday morning meetings, they will remember the interesting speakers, especially Bill Henry.
Above all, under the sponsorship of Mr. B. W. Kent, they will remember the friendships they have
made through this outstanding Christian organization.
Nick Spillios, Jack Carson,
Ty Hungerford, Carl Wooley,
Lewis Scherer, Charlton Had-
den, Jack Lewi.
Kneeling-J a c k F r ey, Gerald
Fitzgerald, Bob Kemp, Doug-
las Argue, Phil Baker, Dean
Kennedy, Tom Swartz,
Sitting-Nick Elliot, Bryant
Brunson, E, B. Roberts, Ed-
ward Walkup, Herman Pope,
LarryLeva, Maurice Patterson.
Yf- Teen l
Officers: FRANCIS BERRYMAN,
WANDA BAKER, ANN
MAN, ANN COOPER
A new club was organized at Lamar this fall. The Lamar chapter of Y-Teen has set as its
purpose to promote strong fellowship among the Lamar girls and among the members of Y-Teen
chapters all over the world. The membership of this club is open to any girl interested in furthering
the club's purposes.
Although this club was only chartered in October, the membership is the largest of its kind in
Houston. Since the enrollment is so large, the club was divided into three chapters: the River Oaks,
chairman, Annice Blatt, the Montrose, chairman, Joan Shaw, and the West University, chairman,
Bobbie Anne Trott.
Top raw: Lee, Carter, Wall, Hamaker, Harris, Maurice, Horg, Shannon, Hofmann, Hallowell, Molinare, Bull
Middle row: Stone, Wiedeman, Collins, Hargrave, Ruska, Senter, Farrell, Shively, Bachemin, Prell, Stuebing, Garrett, Nichols, Bechtel,
Bottom row: Rogers, Smith, McRae, Daniell, Sellors, Vernon, Masin, Wood, Gardiner, Sakwitz, Evans, Francis, McElroy, Gray
KRACHY, JANE BORNE-
Top row: Ruland, Byargeon, Amsler, Cox, Dayvault, Ownby, Roberson, Madden, King, Terry.
Second row: Wright, Bown, Coy, Anderson, Collins, Gee, Wingate, Cunningham, McDade, Lyons
Third row: Davidson, Rawlings, Wade, Staats, Cline, Cubberly, Rhine, Culver, Bourgoin, Childerhose
Front row: Cowart, Bittle, Broden, Ives, Savage, Bayer, Smith, Castle
The activities of this year include contributions to Christian and charity organizations, partici-
pation in the Easter Sunrise Service in Hermann Park, and the promotion ofa sports program with
other high schools in the city.
Interest is stimulated by two monthly meetings. One of these is the Inter-Club Council at the
Y.W.C.A. Here girls from each Y-Teen club in the city meet, the president and two of the council
members are from Lamar.
The officers and organizers of this club are Wanda Baker, president, Ann Krachy, vice-presi-
dent, Jane Borneman, secretary, and Frances Berryman, treasurer. The sponsor is Miss McCarty.
Top row: Daniels, James, McVey, Smith, Lewis, Meyer, Schwarz, Kluppel, Blatt, Rogers
Second row: Horne, Otto, Rasmussen, Hubbard, Smith, Clough, Hart, McNeil, Snyder
Third row: Prince, Millwee, Bynum, Wilson, West, Van Valkenburgh, MacKie, Wharton, Cooper
Front row: Batchelor, Hodge, McCarthy, Duggan, Stillwagon, Shaw, Trott, Belt
Palomar is one of Lamar's ten social
clubs. Each of these organizations has
its standards, traditions, and distinguish-
ing characteristics. lf you should ask a
Lamarite to tell you what he is reminded
of by the name Palomar, he would have
little trouble, for this club has many va-
ried and interesting activities. This club
is responsible for the many red slogan
slips that showered the school before
each football game. What student hasn't
been approached by one of the vivacious
Palamars with an envelope with "just
one more slip to sell." These brightly
colored slogan slips have done much to
promote school spirit.
This year Palomar had their annual
Christmas formal at the Houston Coun-
try Club. The officers who worked hard
on the formal are: Andrea Simmons,
president, Louise Baker, vice-president,
Martha Moore, recording secretary,
Mary Alexander, corresponding secre-
tary, Marjorie Shepherd, treasurer,
Mary Gene Johnson, parliamentorian,
Jeannie Dederick, sergeant-at-arms,
Anne Hogan, publicity chairman, Missy
Edmundson, social chairman, Mary
Owen Jones, decoration chairman, Ros-
anne Dickson, sports chairman, Frances
Bell, gift chairman, Babs Hartung, jun-
ior membership chairman, and Joann
Buckstaff, chaplain. The sponsor is Miss
Soon after the new semester began
Palamar had their traditional Darktown
Strutter's Ball. Students will not forget
Jem Bentz's rendition of "St. Louis
Blues" nor will they forget the lively
At Easter time Palamar gives an Easter
egg hunt for the children of a negro
nursery. They also make donations dur-
ing the year to the Red Cross and to the
Lamar Library. The following new mem-
bers were drawn at mid-term: Beverly
Bohn, Joan Brooks, Helen Collier, Sue
Eckhardt, Fran Farrell, Pat Fenoglio,
Linda Friedricks, Jean Garmany,
Sandy Hobbs, Dana James, Pa-
tricia iKemp, Ann Kennerly, Carolyn
Kongabel, Jane Lawhon, Lynn Lloyd,
Mary Ann Moore, Rosemary Moreland,
Wanda Polk, Carolyn Renfro, Katharine
Snow, Ann Snowdon, Mary Lynn Taylor,
Janet Westmoreland, and Linda Wiggs.
Probably the most talked about and
most successful of all the club spring
pay dances is the Chums' Country Car-
nival. Each year this club, which was
formed back in 1937, turns the gym
and first floor into a series of sideshows,
cotton candy and pink lemonade stands,
freak shows, and balloon stands. Besides
this the club has many other projects
throughout the year. There is the an-
nual Chums' Style Show and the annual
visit to the Crippled Children's Hospital
The officers of the club for this year
are Helen Hedley, President, Betty
Silvus, Vice-President, Ann Cooper,
Recording Secretary, Elynor Lewis, Cor-
responding Secretary, Margie Hofmann,
Treasurer, Ann Krachy, Junior Mem-
PRESI DENT-HELEN HEDLEY
bership Chairman, Jeannie Wharton,
Publicity Chairman, Jane Burr, Sports
Chairman, Gloria Meyers, Charity
Chairman, Barbara Madden, Chaplin,
and Miss Ella Mae Gehring, Sponsor.
As the year drew to a close the Chums
Club contributed some new Heritage
books to the library, and the members
were looking forward to their annual
club formal to be held at Houston
The following new members were
drawn into the club at mid-term:
Nancy Ackley, Doris Banowsky, Dorothy
Boyer, Peggy Bull, Sally Burton, Ann
Brown, Ira Nell Gaither, Marilyn Terry,
Kathie Staats, Jane Toffelmire, Peggy
VICE-PRESI DENT-BETTY SILVUS
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The three o'clock bell rings. You stumble to
your locker, deposit your books and hurry down
the stairs and outside. Then you stop and sit on
one of the benches, catch your breath, finish that
last piece of fudge from the candy sale, and then
board your bus. These cement benches are pre-
sented to the school each year by the Tawasi
Club. This is just one of the many worthwhile
activities this club does during the year.
At Christmas and Thanksgiving each year the
Tawasis fill a bushel bucket with food and cloth-
ing for two families. The Tawasi Club has pre-
sented the library with a subscription to the Book
of the Month Club. Sometime look at one of these
library books and see if it doesn't have a maroon
and white label saying "Presented to the Lamar
Library by the Tawasi Club."
At Tawasi's "Pigskin Prom," the football teams
of Lamar and Army of West Point clashed and
on Saturday morning the Lamar eleven was still
undefeated. The Tawasi girls will certainly re-
member how they had to borrow the "B" team's
equipment. The only hitch was that the "B" team
played a game that afternoon. The Tawasi girls
had to scrub the dirty jerseys before the game.
This certainly was the only football game Lamar's
"B" team ever won in wringing wet jerseys.
Tawasi's spring dance was quite a change. At
the "Sweetheart Swing" the Tawasi Club cele-
brated St. Valentine's Day.
One of Tawasi's money-making projects is their
sale of red and blue crepe paper pom-poms for
the cheering section. Tawasis will remember the
day a group got together at Martha Hodge's
house to manufacture these pom-poms. Wire,
scissors, thumbs and patience were worn out that
The following list of new members will re-
member that during pledging they had to have
all the football players autograph an egg: Nor-
leen Anthony, Pat Baldwin, Betty Bess, Barbara
Biggs, Mary Coy, Joyce Gibson, Nancy Heinen,
Sue Hillbolt, Betty Hilliard, Margie Jourde, Lolita
McNeil, Marlene Moore, Joan Neely, Barbara
Pannell, Sarah Pitchmann, Dolores Rogers, San-
dra Schmidt, Jackie Speece, Harriet Wade, and
Tawasi's formal in April and the presentation
of the Tawasi Cup highlighted the club's spring
activities. The Tawasi Cup is presented each year
to the most outstanding boy in the Junior Class.
Last year's recipient was Robert Clemons.
The officers of the club for I948-'49 were:
president, Carolyn Coy, vice-president, Beverly
Ward, recording secretary, Ann Cunningham,
corresponding secretary, Jane Borneman, treas-
urer, Martha Hodge, social chairman, Lila Fagan,
junior membership chairman, Joanne Brunt,
sergeant-at-arms, Jo Ann Woodham, sports
chairman, Joyce Amsler, parliamentarian, Caro-
lyn Woodruff, charity chairman, Dixie Potts, and
publicity chairman, Camille Ramsey. The sponsor
of Tawasi is Mrs. Louise Robb.
PRESI DENT-CAROLYN COY
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Loyalty, sportsmanship, wholesome social activity,l
and lasting friendships are the goals of the members
of the Belles Club. The motto, "One for all and all
for one," must be lived up to by each of its members.
These girls feel that in order to be a good club mem-
ber they must cooperate fully in any charitable or
practical service sponsored by the school.
ln the fall the following officers were elected:l
Gelya Anderson, president, Eleanor Wright, vice-l
president, Shirley Armstrong, recording secretary,
Vera Abshier, corresponding secretary, Marilyn
Vreugde, treasurer, Merle Striekert, social chair-
man, Martha Bickley, sales chairman, Reville Wain-
wright, publicity chairman, Nancy Restivo, sergeant-
at-arms, Betty Womeldorf, parliamentarian, Char-
lotte Millis, chaplain, Patsy Daniel, sports chair-
man, June Ashen, junior membership chairman,
Gloria Whitehead, charity chairman, and Janet
Lawson, telephone committee chairman.
The biggest occasion of the year for this club is
their annual spring pay dance, the Friendship Festi-
val. In an election held in every registration the week,
preceding this dance, the student body elects the
friendliest boy and girl in the school. The five boys
and five girls who have received the top number of
votes are then announced. At the dance a silver cup
FALL PRESIDENT-GEYLA ANDERSON
is awarded to the two persons elected the most
The Belles have in this way shown appreciation
for students possessing the highly respected quality
of friendliness. Last year the winners were Earl Bel-
lamy and Carolyn Douglas.
Throughout the year Belles has many social func-
tions, including a luncheon for the graduating
members and an annual formal. ln the spring the
following officers were elected: Eleanor Wright,
president, Janet Lawson, vice-president, Betty
Inglis, recording secretary, Vera Abshier, corre-
sponding secretary, Marilyn Vreudge, treasurer,
Shirley Axline, social chairman, Nancy Calnon, co-
social chairman, Martha Bickley, sales chairman,
Helen McKay, publicity chairman, Nancy Restivo,
sergeant-at-arms, Betty Womeldorf, parliamen-
tarian, Charlotte Millis, chaplain, Patsy Daniel,
sports chairman, June Ashen, junior membership
chairman, and Kathy Burton, charity chairman. The
sponsor is Miss Helen Greenwood.
The following new members were drawn at mid-
term: .lohn Ruth Ashen, Judy Burrell, Cynthia
Crutcher, Kathyrn Galbreath, Lillian Hobbs, Joan
Nelson, Jerrie Nan Swinford, and June Thompson.
SPRING PRESIDENT-ELEANOR WRIGHT
The Haienonis club differs in many
respects from Lamar's other social
clubs. Under the sponsorship of Lee
S. Keding this club started out pri-
marily as the Girls' Chorus. Now the
members of Haienonis have formed a
social club. Every morning at lst pe-
riod these girls meet, practice new
songs, and listen to Mr. Keding's
The officers are: Marjorie Shep-
herd, president, Jo Ann Woodham,
vice-president, Marla Ehler, secre-
tary, Jean Fairchild, treasurer, Eloise
Frame, social chairman, Jeannie Ded-
erick, publicity chairman, Beverly
Baird and Mary Ann Rhine, sergeants-
at-arms, Janice Barstow, chaplain,
Phyllis Johnson, pianist, and Patsy
O'Daniel, decoration chairman.
This year these girls have presented
programs for P.T.A. meetings, the
Dads' Club and for the student body.
Last fall the club gave a very impres-
sive assembly periodg students were
highly pleased by the varied program.
Probably the most generally liked
piece was their rendition of "Make
Mine Country Style."
The members of Haienonis will re-
member the Sunday they sang for the
senior Baccalaureate Service at Saint
John the Divine Episcopal Churchg the
fall pay dance, the Christmas carol-
ling fshown belowl, and the problem
they had acquiring a date for their
annual formal which they were forced
to postpone because of the Arlington
As the spring drew near plans were
being made for the next pay dance, a
program at the Shriners' Crippled
Children's Ball, program for the Ki-
wanis Club, and of course the annual
VICE PRESIDENT-JO ANN WOODHAM
Remember Valentine's Day?
Most students will always associ-
ate this day with the Niwaunas
and their highly successful sing-
ing valentines. Each year on Feb-
ruary 14, this large group of girls
takes over the school for one day.
Students who have placed their
orders wait eagerly to have their
long suppressed desires fulfilled.
And most English teachers are re-
signed to the fate of receiving at
least one valentine from Beowulf
or Squire Cass, while Latin and
Spanish teachers will undoubtedly
get several from Julius Caesar or
Serafin and Matilde.
This year the Niwaunas had a
very successful fall pay dance, the
Totem Tepee. The members spent
weeks drawing and painting huge
Indian rain birds, symbols, and wig-
wams with which to decorate the
One of the most interesting and
wonderful times in the year of a
Niwauna girl is her visit to Haw-
thorne School. Here, a big Christ-
mas party is given to the under-
privileged children. ln the picture
below Julia Picton is presenting a
little girl with a gift while in the
background others busily open
Also during the Christmas holi-
days the club gave its annual for-
mal at Houston Country Club. The
president for the fall semester was
FALL PRESIDENT-JULIA PICTON
Julia Picton, Clare Williams, vice-
president, Gayle Garth, recording
isecretary, Jean Fairchild, treas-
lurer, Beverly Kemp, correspond-
ing secretary, Nancy Nye, parlia-
mentarian, Dorothy Foster, ser-
geant-at-arms, Ann Williams,
chaplain, Margie Mathes, pub-
licity chairman, Clare Masterson,
sports chairman, Libby Herndon,
junior membership chairman,
'Tany Pollard and Nance Fruit,
ln the spring Gayle Garth was
elected president, Beverly Kemp,
vice-president, Jean Fairchild, re-
cording secretary, Tany Pollard,
treasurer, Dorothy Foster, corre-
sponding secretary, Therese Ar-
nold, parliamentarian, Alafair
Benbow, sergeant-at-arms, San-
dra Bourgoin, chaplain, Judy Gar-
lland, publicity chairman, Sue
Hastings, junior membership chair-
man, Valerie Sellors, sports chair-
The new members are Ruth
Mugg, Mary Settegast, Mary
Hooton, Carolyn Jones, Karlee
Bown, Betty Ann Wood, Martha
Andrews, Sally Schmucker, Adele
Hestwood, Jean Rasmussen, Merle
!Sauermilch, Elsa Holland, Ellen
Edwards, Glenna McCarthy, Do-
lores Rice, Ellen Elizardi, Myrna
Mugford, Adrienne Anderson,
Sarah West, Byna Taylor, Mary
Beth James, Joan Barthelme,
SPRING PRESIDENT-GAYLE GARTH
Ladaka is Lamar's newest social club. This
club, whose name is derived from the "L" for
Lamar and "Adaku," an Indian word meaning
"to serve," was founded three years ago. Since
that time this club under the guidance of
Miss Hazelle McCarty has maintained their
motto "She is noble who does noble deeds,"
and has become one of Lamar's leading social
clubs. Last year the club began by presenting
a hundred and fifty dollar scholarship to Lou-
ello Kendrick, a Lamar graduate of last spring.
Each year Ladaka plans to leave one of these
scholarships to a worthy girl. Below, Mr. Moyes
receives a check from the club. Another activ-
ity for last fall was the "Twilight Twirl,"
Ladaka's successful pay dance. Ladakas will
remember practicing for their ballet, and also
finding out at the last minute that the cokes
had not yet been ordered. One of the new
projects of Ladaka this year was to form a
welcoming committee for the Sophomores.
Each Ladaka wore o red and blue "L" and
after a "pep" rally in the auditorium the new
students were led through the strange halls.
Because of the success of this project
Ladaka plans to make this a permanent aid
to the school.
The busy officers for this fall were: Georgia
May, president, Sally Smith, vice-president,
Daisy Johnston, secretary, Betty Gray, treas-
urer, Sue Payne, sports chairman, Jo Ann
Thompson, social chairman, Doris Creager,
junior membership chairman, and Ruth Ann
In the spring the members re-elected Geor-
gia May, president, Betty Gray, vice-president,
Barbara Holliday, secretary, Carol Walker,
treasurer, Pat Leigh, chaplain, Grete Freund,
junior membership chairman, Jo Ann Forbes,
social chairman, Sue Payne, charity chairman,
Janet Gast, sports chairman, Angela Cald-
well, sergeant-at-arms, Doris Creager, public-
ity, and Diana Baker, corresponding secretary.
The climax of the year for the Ladakas was
their formal which was held at River Oaks
Country Club on May l4. They also looked
forward to the Frolics where each year the
Ladaka Club has the concessions for cold
The following new members were drawn at
mid-term: Betty Batchelor, Mary Jo France,
Betty Jean Fredrickson, Lisa Hearn, Gail Hen-
derson, Marion Hufnall, Phyllis Johnson, Jean
McElreath, Sibyl Prince, Charlotte Rogers, and
On October 30, I948, many Lamarites at-
tended the Pow Wow's Bag O' Bones Ball. No
one will soon forget the Weird Spook House,
which had been made out of Mr. Uzzell's
physics "lab." lt was ebon black, and the
strains of one of Stan Kenton's more lurid
creations were creeping out of a phonograph.
Sure! Everyone knows now that those were just
brushes on the floor to scratch the legs of
the frightened guests and that it was a little
Pow Wow who kept his hands in ice water all
evening so that his fingers would be cold when
he tried to strangle everyone. Sure, it's plain
now, but that evening it was a different story.
Pow Wow dug deep and came up with a
different type of installation this year. Each
member took a date. Following the installa-
tion the Pow Wows and their dates danced
the rest of the evening.
At mid-term Mr. Orris G. Bailey, the spon-
sor of Pow Wow, left Lamar to become a
supervisor of chemistry.
The club presented him with a beautiful
new gold watch. The new sponsor of Pow Wow
is Mr. Arthur Herring.
When one thinks of spring at Lamar, he
always remembers the May Fete. Each year
after the May Fete, Pow Wow gives their big-
gest dance of the year. Everyone goes to the
dance hoping for a closer glimpse of, or even
a dance with, some of Lamar's royalty.
The officers for this year were Ben Kostial,
president, Melvin Kurth, fall vice-president,
Bill Lee, spring vice-president, Pat Whitworth,
secretary, Teddy Wiegard, treasurer, E. B.
Roberts, sergeant-at-arms, and Richard Black
and Buck Wheat, directors. At the club's
formal at the River Oaks Country Club, Ben
Kostial presented a bouquet of roses to the
Pow Wow Pin-Up, Jem Bentz.
The following new members were drawn:
Walter Allen, Bob Arrington, Paul Bowers,
Tommy Davies, Dick Fullerton, Harry Gayden,
Gaylord Gillispie, Ronald Hall, John Henry
Herbert, Fort Howard, George Johnson, Jack
Lewi, Claude Matthews, Armando Porras, Jack
Tait, Buddy Williams, George Woodward.
What does the name Ramal remind you of?
A small gold English "R," Lamar Stationery,
Spring Track Meet, Ramal Cup . . . all of
these are characteristics of Lamar's largest
boys' social club. Under the guidance of Mr.
Lee S. Keding this club plays a leading role
in many social and charitable activities.
This year was one of the most eventful in
the club's history. An energetic group of offi-
cers were elected last spring. Robert Clemons
was the fall president, Bill Thornton, vice-
president, Earle Alexander, secretary, Khle-
ber Attwell, treasurer, Al Hildreth, social
chairman, Don Olsen, sports chairman, George
Dorrance, junior membership chairman, Har-
vey Smith, sergeant-at-arms, and Philip Blatt,
Before the school doors opened in Septem-
ber this group was making plans for the com-
ing year. The first thing the club did when
school opened was to elect their fall sweet-
heart. The honor of being Ramal Sweetheart
entitled Gayle Garth to participate in all the
club activities and to attend its meetings.
Ramal introduced something new to students
this year with their colorful Lamar stationery.
Gayle and the Ramals will remember the aft-
ernoon they all got together and packed three
hundred boxes. The club's fall pay dance, the
"Redskin Wardance," was held the night be-
fore Lamar played Thomas Jefferson.
ln the floor show, which would be hard to
forget, Ramals gave a take-off of the Jeffer-
FALL PRESIDENT-ROBERT CLEMONS
son dressing rooms, the Lamar dressing room,
and the Lamar cheerleaders.
A little more on the serious side was the
club's annual formal lshown belowl which was
held at the Houston Country Club. Ramals
will not forget the week preceding this occa-
sion which was spent gathering and silvering
a trailer-full of magnolia leaves, writing pro-
grams, and filling two hundred green and
white balloons with helium. At the formal,
Gayle Garth was presented a bouquet of roses
and a silver bracelet. The following officers
for the spring term were announced: Bill
Munnerlyn, president, Tommy Jax, vice-
president, Benny Hood, secretary, Lewis Cut-
rer, treasurer, Bill Thornton, social chairman,
Khleber Attwell, sports chairman, Fagan Cox,
junior membership chairman, Claude Hooton,
sergeant-at-arms, and Don Olsen, chaplain.
In the spring the members elected Anne
Watts club sweetheart. They looked forward
to their annual track meet and the presenta-
tion of the Ramal Cup. This cup is presented
each year to the most outstanding junior girl.
Last year Julia Picton received the cup. The
following new members were drawn: Richard
Webb, Bill Wilde, Fred Duckett, George Wil-
son, Kenneth Horton, Tommy Hill, Yeager
Markins, George More, Jim Wildman, Newton
Rayzor, Tom Biggs, Bill Bullen, Murphy Scurry,
Maurice Keathely, Charlton Hadden, Carl Lee,
Bill Word, Jack McComb, Larry Hensarling,
Mack Milner, Joe Shaffer, and Jim Dickson.
SPRING PRESIDENT-BILL MUNNERLYN
lmi lrari-This Indian word meaning
"brothers always" is the motto of Lamar's
oldest boys' club. Under the sponsorship of
W. L. Burns, the lraris promote friendship and
good feeling among their members.
The fall officers of Irari did much to gain
prestige for the club throughout school.
Johnny Miller was club president, Arthur Mon-
crief, vice-president, Jimmy Burns, secretary,
Billy Hardin, treasurer, Fred Staacke, ser-
geant-at-armsg Martin Scheid, social chair-
man, John McConnell, junior membership
chairman, Charles Tapley, publicity chair-
man, and Hammy Hill, sports chairman.
Soon after the opening of school the club
elected the members of the annual Irari Court.
Carolyn Coy was elected queen, Barbara Lee
Brown, princess from Chumsj Shari Collins,
princess from Niwauna, Rosemary Hamner,
princess from Hainonis, George May, princess
from Ladaka, Jane Putney, princess from
Palomar, and Jo Ann Woodham, princess
from Tawasi. These girls were honored with
an open house held at the home of Fred
Probably the biggest event of the year for
the lraris was their fall pay dance. Remember
the "S.S.S." - this announcement began to
arouse the curiosity of the student body at
least a month before the dance. Finally as the
week of their dance arrived, the club used
every advertising stunt conceivable to prepare
for the dance.
Not many of us will forget the morning
before school when a group of lraris solemnly
FALL PRSIDENT-JOHNNY MILLER
paraded a cow across the campus carrying a
sign "This ain't no bull-the Sing Sing Swing's
the best dance ofthe year", or the next morn-
ing when an ambulance came screaming up to
a stop in front of the school-five boys jumped
out and chased Johnny Miller across the
campus until, with the aid ofa straight jacket,
he was hauled back into the ambulance and it
went screaming off. The lrari boys will remem-
ber soliciting door prizes and collecting red
lanterns to light the walk up to the gym, they
will also remember the football games with
Ramal and Pow-Wow.
The following officers were elected for the
spring semester: Arthur Moncrief, president,
Fred Staacke, vice-president, Maurice Patter-
son, secretary, Billy Hardin, treasurer, John
Davis, sergeant-at-arms, Dick Belt, social
chairman, George Meriwether, junior mem-
bership chairman, Jack Doran and Ed Heyne,
publicity chairmen, Bill Van Wart, sports
chairman, Kerry Preston, chaplain, and Dan
Turner, commissioner of communications.
ln the spring the members looked forward
to their annual formal, which was held on
May 7, at the River Oaks Country Club. The
following new members were drawn: Bryan
Bell, Ben Brewer, Rodney Charlton, Bill Drake,
B. B. Drury, David Goff, Bill Hamblin, Robert
Hermance, Charles Hill, Bob Kemp, Tommy
Kloves, Russell Mount, Steve Muller, Horace
Perry, Jimmy Pickett, Kaye Reiter, Tommy
Rabson, Sidney Smith, Pete Stigerwald, Orman
Taylor, Richard Thompson, John Victery, Allen
Weymouth, Earl Williams, and Jimmy Wyatt.
SPRING PRESIDENT-ARTHUR MONCRIEF
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The two top R.O.T.C. officers and their sponsors are: first row, Cadet Major james .H.
Wood, and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Albert Pavey. Second row, Cadet Mayor Eloise
Frame and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Babs Hartung.
lt has been said that R.O.T.C. is
nothing but an excuse for a study hall.
This is far from a true statement. The
Reserve Officers Training Corps offers
a boy instruction that will be of value
to him throughout a civilian or a mili-
tary career. R.O.T.C. is comparable to
a course in physical education in that
stress and attention is placed on
strengthening and developing the body.
lt is comparable to a solid subject in
that the mind is developed in the field
of citizenship and discipline. There is
a twofold purpose in the R.O.T.C.
On November ll, the Lamar regiment of the R.0.T.C,
paraded down Main Street led by our R.O.T.C. band.
Last fall a party was held at the armory on the day
promotions were announced. From left to right are
Captain Sonny DeLong, Captain Joe Barta, Major
James Wood, Lieutenant Colonel Albert Pavey, Captain
Lyle Wolfskill, Captain Arthur Moncrief, and Captain
'E 'l4ElA -
and itA Zeade
The first objective is to teach a
student the fundamentals of good citi-
zenship and how to practice them.
The second is to acquaint the student
with military discipline and the basic
ideals of militarism itself.
ln addition to being an organization
in which all participants gain knowl-
edge, the R.O.T.C. offers an opportunity
for social development. The corps
sponsors picnics, dances, and bay shore
parties. ln a word, the Reserve Officers
Training Corps is a laboratory in which
good American citizens may be trained.
ln marching formation is the R.O.T.C. band, directed
by Mr, Lee S. Keding, This year Cadet Captain Dick
Belt was Band Commander.
Band Commander for the year 1948-1949 was Cadet
Captain Dick Belt and the Band Sweetheart was
First row: Cadet Captain Lyle Wolfskill and R.O.T.C. Commandant Major Walter S.
Second row: Instructors, First sergeant James G. Thornton and First sergeant John W.
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The competition at Lamar runs high in every field. In
this section are this year's beauties, the school sports, and
school life. The competition among girls in the field of
beauty is best displayed by looking at the following pages.
Each year the pictures of the school's most beautiful girls
are sent off to a well-known judge of beauty. He in turn
selects the Orenda beauties.
The entire student body at Lamar centers around the
school's participation in the various fields of sports. Each
year Lamar brings home new trophies and sets new records.
Athletes will remember this year especially. They remember
the new coaches, the hours of practice after school, and
the out-of-town trips. They will remember reading the
sports section of the Houston papers to see what Dan Cook
had to say.
The last section is the school life. ln it are pictures
summarizing the events of this year. This book is a record
of l948-I949 and of its Times to Remember.
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Dear Robert Clemons:
lt has indeed been a pleasure to eot as judge of the most beautiful girls
for the l949 Ox-ende-
Here are the names in the order of preferences
1. Virginia Berkley, because of her completely natural beauty and the
' ' ' ersonality reflected in her photogrlph.
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2, Carolyn Ferrell, for piquent features and charming femininity.
25. June llcilarthy, for the arresting quality oi' youthful beauty, her
lovely eyes and eyebrows, end magnificent heir.
4. Barbara X-ledden, for her cameo-lilce features and outward expression of
5. Barbara Pannell, for evenness of feetures M15 GX9I'eS5i0Yl of Slleec
6. Janice Barstow, for her beautiful eyes and their refle Chien of fine
7, Elranges Beryymiin, for her sparkling good looks and vivecity.
3, ggnftha. Moore, for garmin attractiveness.
9. Diane Lehman. who reminds me of e younger Talluleh Benkheed, enr3.v'h0S0
greet beauty lie ' t l e ebrows, and her hair.
s in the wide-set eyes, ne. ure y
10, giargie liethes, for her quiet good looks and the shyness of intro-
spe etion .
ll. Gayle Garth. for her exquisite features and depth of character.
my X. say that of the many contests I have judged this has proved one
oi' the most dii'Qicult'l 1 have never seen so me-ny lovely young, girls
in any one group, and making any sort of e choiee has not been easy.
The photographs as a whole not only refle ot the beauty and qualities
associated with young American womb-ohood, but the unspoiled neturalness
of make-up and hair is a most pleasing revelation.
1 hope that the student body as a whole will agree with my choice.
May I think you ones again for granting me this privilege:
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Lamar's Most Beautiful Girl
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Princess Clare Masterson
Princess Eloise Frame
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D I C K
Dick Bintliff, Most Popular Boy of the January
graduating class, was first string center for this year's
mighty football team. Dick's good looks, easy going
attitude, and fine sense of humor made him a likely
choice for this high honor.
Merle Striekert, Most Popular Girl of the January
graduating class, has always been an outstanding
figure in her class. By combining friendliness and
sincerity this cute brown-eyed beauty won the ap-
proval of her class which elected her.
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Joel Carroll, Most Representative Boy of the Janu-
ary graduating class, leads a busy life-editing the
Lancer and working on the Sports Staff of the
Houston Chronicle. Besides being successful in these
extra-curricular activities Joel has maintained an A
average all through high school.
Shirley Armstrong, Most Representative Girl of the
lanuary graduating class, is a combination of beauty
and brains. Among other things she has served as
Secretary of Belles and as Student Assistant to Mrs.
Sandel in the guidance department.
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fectly. Julia's marked intelligence, poise, and sin-
cerity have won her innumerable friends and honors
at Lamar. President of Niwauna, Sophomore Duchess
in the May Fete, Ramal cup winner, member of
Arrowhead, and Assistant Editor of the Orenda are
a few of her honors.
Most Representative Boy, Don Olsen, also fits
this title Perfectly. Don's versatility is shown in that
he is a letterman in football and basketball and
also a member of National Honor Society. Don's
sincerity, smile, and deep interest in everyone have
qualified him for this honor, Among his many
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more and junior class, and as Treasurer of the
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The Spvrw Yfear
Although at the time the Orenda goes to press our
sports parade is not yet completed, Lamar is continuing to
bring prestige in every athletic division.
Lamar's State Finalist football team, won the City Crown
for the third successive year, making Lamar the first school
to accomplish this feat. The highly polished Indians battled
through eleven games with only a tie marring their record.
They met their only defeat in the Big City Finals. Lamar
placed four boys on the All-City team. The Indians made
a defensive record unequaled this year by any other
Houston squad. The offensive prowess and speed will be
long remembered by their opponents and fans. At the
banquet All-City Bill Chanslor and All-State George
Pontikes were elected co-captains of the '48 eleven.
The speedy Lamar cagers finished the regular basketball
season deadlocked in second place with San Jacinto. They
missed the opportunity to represent Houston in the Big City
Championship games by losing the play-off series with the
Bears. Hardly a game was decided by more than five points.
Each was a thriller from the initial jump to the final gun.
The highlight of the season was the Jaycees Tournament,
which won for Lamar two large trophies. The interesting
style demonstrated by the Redskins brought many crowds
to the Public School "Gym." George Pontikes and Don
Olsen were elected co-captains of the '48-'49 season.
Managers Charles Heyer and Porter Johnson were great
helpers and an inspiration to the team.
Since Spring Sports have just started it will be hard to
predict the outcome. The Lamar track team, braced by
lettermen Gerhardt Schulte and Sam Hamilton, captains
of the '49 squad, will try to make it the third district crown
in as many years. Bobby Brodnax, Claude Hooton, Dudley
Epps, Benny Hood, George Buckstaff, Richard Black, and
other lettermen will attempt to pace the swimming team
to the third State Championship. The golfers, stalwarted
by Don Addington, Bernard Riviere, Floyd Addington, and
Bob Moncrief, are hoping to get past the winner-up spot
in state-a spot they reached last year. This season both
the tennis team and the baseball team are looking forward
to the prospect of adding many laurels to those already
won by the Lamar Indians.
This hard-working trio spent many afternoons during the fall These are the men who coached the Lamar teams to
issuing equipment, washing jerseys, and taking care of the their many victories. Standing left to right are Bob
football team. They are football managers Hubert Leslie, Ben Schulze, George Hartung, Fred Pepper, and Donald
Kostial, and Bobby Brodnax. Longcope.
This year the Lamar Redskins added another feather to their football helmet. Operating under
their new coaches for the first time, Lamar became the first Houston school to win the City Title
three years in a row. Coaches Bob Schulze, George Hartung, and Fred Pepper were the brains behind
the Indian attack. Besides taking the city crown, Lamar advanced to the first Big City Conference
finals before bowing to Arlington Heights of Fort Worth for the state championship.
When the new coaches arrived, they brought with them a new offensive formation. This was
the "Y" formation as used by S.M.U. This "Y" enabled the team to make a large variety of speed
and power plays.
"ls everybody happy . . .?" Cheerleaders Sue Hastings, Bobby Carsey, Mavis Hardy, Al Hildreth, Clare Williams, and Dale
Fooshee get ready for the locomotive yell. Not in picture is Beech Mott who was injured at the beginning of the year and
was unable to lead yells until later in the season.
"A" TEAM FOOTBALL
Front row: Kostial, Brodnax, Olsen, Sanderson, Bullen, Hamilton, Peterson, Leslie
Second row: Teas, Porter, Horton, Lomax, Cole, Stone, Carson, Chanslor, Cobb, Grubbs
Third row: Coach Schulze, Shudde, Schulte, Smith, Garth, Jax J., Pontikes, Carpe, Graham, Grafton, Curry, Coach Hartung
Back row: Davidson, Bintliff, Paul, Paine, Ford, Rawlins, Gwin, Riviere, Jax T., Cutrer, Swartz
Lamar's line should be commended for their fine work during the season. They were hard and
vicious blockers, hustling on both offense and defense. Their defensive record for the past season
is especially good.
Lamar started working out during the third week in August. The Dad's Club put up lights so
that the team might work out after the heat of day had gone. The first week after school started,
Lamar got into its regular season. The season was an unusually good one as far as the weather was
concerned. The Reagan game was the only game played on a muddy field.
The coaches, the managers, the cheerleaders, and the student body may find just cause for
pride in the accomplishments of the 1948 footbaal team.
FOOTBALL "B" TEAM
Front row: Clinton, Dingwall, Bullen, Alcorn, Woodman, Beggs, Hooton, Canall, Scherer, Begnaud
Second row: Lee, Barton, Charlton, Selber, Brown, Russo, Howard, Evans, Dickson, Ruhm, Ownby
Third row: Coach Pepper Glidden, Rice, Perry, Barnett, Boyd, Biggs, Collins, Stephens, Heath, Duckett, Brewer, Coach Bussa
Fourth row: A. Brown, Tomlinson, Spillios, Houseworth, Landig, Nix, McMenemy, Porros, Moore, Street, Daniels, Hall
game rollmg up a total of l70
gunned All Lumanres
until the fourth quarter'4l4-l4J. Gerhari'
Schulte broke the deadlock
Bill Forrester in the end zone.
that penod the lndmns broke loose for an
other tally. Although this was plenty
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DICK BINTLIFF C613 JACK CARSON C441
mu. BULLEN 4573 BILL cHANsLoR 4379
JOHN CARPE 4523 sosBY coss 4601
LAMAR ROB ERT E. LE
The hustlmg Redskms surprised a
favored Gander squad by holding them to
cr sax to sux deadlock The Ganders boast
mg a much heovrer roster were paced by
Tom Stolhandslu one of the best backs on
the state. The lndians, spdrked by an
alert llneeand Baytown fumbles, showed
flashes of theform the reachedin mid-
Lamar fielded a devastating ground
was only ten more fhan the
punchless Carter Team
Lamar penolhes The
rn this game allowing
V Lamar and Wilson played ,ban even game
speedy lndmns were not mashed. They
JACK COLE C363
LEWIS CUTRER C533
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LAMAR vs, PASADENA
Lamar started the ball rolling with a
touchdown on their first possession at the
ball. Lamar fans got theirthrills from this
game when Bill Frazier, Pasadena scat-
bock, raced 35 yards on the second play
of the game, Lamar did not play too im-
pressively' throughout the game. Sandy
Sanderson and Don Olsen were offensive
and defensive sfandouts of the game.
AMAR vs. SAN JACINTO
Lomar took advantage ol' every break
'to smash San Jacinto. Playing one of his
best gamesol the year. Tommy Jax sparked
the attack. George Pontikes, all state end,
led the - defensive. Herb Eubanks J scored
the lone San'Jacinto touchdown on a gallop
at 65 yards. Bill Chanslor's run of 94 yards
without scoring will long be remembered by
LAMAR vs. SAM HOUSTON
Lamar had little trouble in drubbing the
aerial-minded Bengals. The game was
filled with thrills because of the many'
passes by Joe Fuentes, passing star. Sandy
Sanderson accounted for all the Lamar!
touchdowns. Sammy Hamilton, injured in
the Robert E. Lee game, came back into
form to inspire theilledskins' drives.
JAY GARTH KSU
JIM GRAFTON C495
BILL GWIN C345
SAMMY HAMILTON C301
KENNY HORTON C381
TOMMY JAX C401
vs. JEFF DAVIS
The Redskins were terrific in
the famous Davis aerial game Lamar
gumpd to on early lead and scored
every period but the second The lndran
line shined as they got the jump on
Davis line at every snap Spencer Stone
turned in the gem of the game with a 90
yard touchdown gallop.
LAMAR vs. REAGAN
Bull Chanslor paced the lndlans to their
seventh straight victory by tallying both
touchdowns. The Lamar lme played
DON OLSEN C3l1
KEN PAUL C581
GEORGE PONTIKES C351
ball In most parts allowing the Bulldogs
to reach only the 29 yard line. Lamarrtes
will remember the foul weather as this was
the only game played under such conditions.
LAMAR vs. AUSTIN
Lamar in downing Austin made the Milby
game the all important game. Austin as
a whole was very unimpressive, Once they
drove to the 4 yard line but again the regu-
lars took hold and stopped them. Sammy
Hamilton with his iorring tackles shined
in the Redskin defense.
BERNARD RIVIERE C505
SANDY sANosRsoN assi
GERHART SCHULTE C465
LAMAR vs. MILBY
ln this game, the final of the Houston
Conferencefthe Indians released a fine
offensivegame the first half and a stalwart
defense in the second. Lamar scored both
touchdowns in the 'second period, then
turned the ball over to Milby.VJack Carson
ond Bobby Cobb were defensive standouts
in the second half. Milby ace, Don Carpen-
ter, was held in check the entire evening.
LAMAR vs. THOMAS JEFFERSON
Lamar barely slipped ,by the Thomas
Jefferson Mustangs to advance to the'Big
City Finals. Hamilton on a 'brilliantlyexef
cugted lateral ploy from Pontikes scoredithe
first Lamar touchdown. Lewis Cutrer took
a pass for the second after the Ponies had
knotted the count. A 73 yard iaunt by S. M.
Meeks gave the Mustangs their second
touchdown. The important. try for extra
point was blocked by Tommy Jax, -
LAMAR vs. ARLINGTON HElGHTS
Dropping the only game of the season to
the powerful Yellow Jackets, Lamar failed
to bring home the State Championship.
Hiindered by injuries received in the Jeffer-
son game, Lamar's offensive was subnor-
mal. The Redskin line played great ball,
but breaks gave Arlington a two touch-
down lead. A terrific wind making it diffi-
cult to pass and punt, put the lndians in
serious trouble more than once that after-
noon. A ' ,
JOHN SHUDDE C475
HARVEY SMITH C455
SPENCER STONE C425
Lamar fielded another fast interesting ball club. Coach Don Longcope lived up
to his title of "Fire Chief" and led his cagers in their fire wagon attack. The team
started practicing soon after school opened. With the beginning of the Christmas
Holidays the Lamar cagers journeyed to Conroe to play in the Shrine Tournament.
They dropped their second game of the tournament to Milby. The first weekend in
January Lamar won the Houston Jaycee Tournament by beating Sam Houston in the
finals. Lamar made fine showing in all their Tournament games and placed two boys
on the All-Tournament five. George Pontikes and Larry Hogue were the sparks and
All-Tournament selections of the Redskins.
ln the middle of January, Lamar played in the Huntsville Tournament without
the services of the ex-footballers. The Indians advanced to the quarter finals before
being ousted by a finalist club.
At the end of the season, Lamar found itself in a tie with San Jacinto for second
place. There was a play-off series to determine who would represent Houston in
the Big City play-offs. Lamar lost in successive games to the hustling, straight-
George Pontikes and Don Olsen were elected co-captains of the basketball team.
Pontikes was also the city's top scorer and Lamar's only member of the All-City
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The Cherokee Club is a sports club whose membership is open to any girl in Lamar who partici-
pates in Cherokee sports tournaments. The club elects one girl each year to head each sport and to
supervise the tournament of that sport. At the end of each year, bracelets are awarded to the three
girls who hold the highest score records.
Below: Barbara Wilson, softball, Julia Picton, badminton. Below: Gayle Garth, swimming, Libby Herndon, archery,
Above: Beverly Ward, volleyball, Jo Ann Woodham, bowlIng. Above: Betty Gray, tennis, Cordelia Sprong, basketball.
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This year's track team will be
defending the city crown they
have held the past two years.
Sammy Hamilton, captain of the
l949 team, Gerhart Schulte,
Nick Spillios, and Paul Hoeffler
are returning lettermen who are
expected to pace the Indians on
the cinders. Hoeffler placed
second in the mile last year in the
first Big City Meet. Spillios won
the city shot put and discus
events. Hamilton and Schulte are
sprinters and relay men.
Lamar will field another hustling
ball club. The Redskin nine did
not take first place last year, but
they are expected to do much
better this year. Fred Pepper, an
ex-pro ball player, is doing a fine
job as the coach of the Lamar
Sprinters: Front: Porras, Hamilton, Biggs,
Schulte. Back: Anderson, Hall, Stone,
Heath, Drake, Word, Hooton.
Tennis: Front: A. Moncrief, Scott, Wilde,
Whiting. Back: Lawrence, Joplin, Sut-
tles, Alcorn, Poole.
Golf: F. Addington, Riviere, B. Moncrief,
Weight Men: Smith, Rowland, Spillios,
Distance: Front: O'Conner, Stephens,
Russo, Dingwall, Hoeffler. Back: Daniel,
Grubbs, Brown, Evans, Carlton, Griffin,
Luttrell, Adams, Charlton, Attwell,
The swimmers of Lamar have
had a glorious record. They have
won the State Championship for
the past two years. Such stars as
Bobby Brodnax, Claude Hooton,
and Dudley Epps will be pushing
Lamar toward another champion-
ship when the season gets under
The Lamar golfers, who were
runners-up in the state last year,
will be shooting for a higher berth
this year. Don Addington, winner
of the National Caddy Meet of
1948, his brother, Floyd, Bernard
Riviere, and Bob Moncrief will be
the backbone of the Lamar link
Mr. Longcope, true to fashion,
will field a fast moving, hard
hustling team. His tennis team is
expected to go further than last
year's team with the help of Bill
Scott, Henry Wilde, Bob Whiting,
and Arthur Moncrief.
Baseball: Chanslor, Horton, Pepper, Pon-
Divers: Hardin, Drury, Brodnax, Austin,
Brown, and Shepley. Scott is diving.
Jumpers: Front, Alexander, Fullerton,
Hildreth, Back, Harper, Carson, Frey.
Swimmers: Standing, Demming, Gajewsky.
Sitting, Black, Anderson, Beggs. In Pool:
Ledford, Feely, Foard.
Swimmers: Wilde, Cox, Wallen, Hooton,
Hadden, McComb, Endicott, Epps.
Jefferson melee, Dr. Ed Smlth
bandages one of the many mgurecl anklesf Mr. Chanslar
watches as he tapes has son Balls Brodnax is learning
Fooshee looks amazed.
, Arthur Moncriel, Richard Fullerton, Bobby Whifing,
1 and other members of fhe championship R.O.T.C. saff-
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the year during the annual Cheerleadefs Ball. Dale
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Contest of Texas. He
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A WORD OF THANKS . . . to the many who have helped us make this 1949 'Orenda a reality. We feel that special recognition
should be given to the student photographers whose many pictures fill the book. Fred Durrance, Henry Wilde, and Charlie
West have all contributed. The club pictures were taken by Roulande Studio, the class pictures by Lawless and Son, and the
"H" Association and R.O.T.C. Officers Club pictures by Bernard Studio.
The following individuals helped us in numerous ways: Marjory Kroupa did much of the typing, Miss Margaret Buchanan
gave us much help in literary guidance, Mrs. Edith Ferrell provided many valuable lists, Jo Ann Woodhom contributed to the
art work, June Crawford helped us mount the seniors pictures, and Sue Aldrich, Ann Cooper, and Bill Munnerlyn helped us
Finally, gratitude is due Mr. Henry Hartman of Parke Engraving, Mr. Ralph Pelton of Gulf Publishing Company, and the
many teachers and students who cooperated willingly to make this book possible.
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