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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
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Yime to Study
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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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.
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