Lamar High School - Orenda Yearbook (Houston, TX)

 - Class of 1949

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ral-i 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. McConnell McDaniel McMurtry Matlage Meriwether Minns Nevil Patterson Preston Sanderson Scheid Shumway Staacke Stone Tapley Templeton Turner Van Wart Williams Wohn Woods Wrightsman SPRING PRESIDENT-ARTHUR MONCRIEF r . ,. ylr1mi

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Anderson Austin Belt Burns Mr. Burns Clark Cottingham Cutlip Daniels Davis Dickerson Doran Fagley Fish Hardin Heyne Hill Huff Iiams Jones Leach Lehde I l'dl'l 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 Staacke. 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



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The 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 James Griffin, 'E 'l4ElA -

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