Muskogee Junior College - Pollywog Yearbook (Muskogee, OK)
- Class of 1940
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The l94O Pollywog was edited by George Dodson, freshman and former editor of the high school annual. Art
work was done by Tom Ratliffe, freshman and art editor of previous high school publications. Marise Hill, a
sophomore experienced in business, was circulation manager.
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Junior College History and Classes 20-2l
Sophomore Banquet .,...............,...,. .-... 2 2
Graduating Sophomores ,v............ -- 23
Who's Who ....... - ...,...... ...........,,., 2 4
Receptions and Teas ...., - ,...--.. 25
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Irwin Brown, freshman Remember the Picnic .,c,,c -....... 2 9-30
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Board at Education
Much credit for the success of Muskogee
Junior Colleg goes to SuperintendentJ R Holmes
Principal L M Speaker and the Board t
Education Through their undying efforts en
couragement and support the students of the
college have found the ideal place to secure know
L. M. Speaker
principal J. R. Holmes
Central High School Superintendent of Public Schools
Members of the Muskogee Board of Education are W. H. Cunningham, J. R. Holmes, Superintendent, C. A
Ambrister, Arthur Cotfett, E. D. Cave, Clerk, and J. A. Lathim. ,
Miss Mary Margaret Saurzclers
Pictured at the right is Miss Mary Margaret
Saunders, Secretary to Dean Huff,
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Miss Bessie M. l-lutt
The picture at the left is that of Miss Bessie
M. Hutt, Dean of Muskogee Junior College and
Vice-Principal of Central High School.
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GEORGE T. MCKI NNEY
B. L. WERTZ
D. L. BARRICK
IRA G. CLARK
History and Government
MISS PAULINE COLL MISS ELIZABETH BONNELL MRS. O. C. JAMELL
French English' Botcny ond Zoclogy
President of the Student Body
The president of the student body of
Muskogee Junior College is the only officer
elected by the students. The students elected
Bill Huckin, populor sophomore, at the beginning
of the school year to fulfill the duties of this
The duties which confront the president are
many and varied. He is in charge and presides
over convocotions and banquets. Committees
are appointed by him to take charge of the
school's social life.
Bill Huckin has proven that he is an able
president and debater by his efficient work and
good results. The whole of the Junior College
is proud to have had him for their president.
"THE BRIDGE BUlLDER"
"An old man going a lone Highway,
Came at the evening, cold and gray
To a Chasm Vast and Deep and Wide,
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for himg
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a Bridge to stem the tide.
"Old Man," said a fellow Pilgrim near,
You are wasting your Strength in buildin
Your journey will end with the ending day
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You never again will pass this way.
You"ue crossed the Chasm deep and wide,
Why build you this Bridge at eventide?
"The cld man lifted his old gray head.
Good Friend, in the path I've come, he said,
There followeth after me today
A Youth whose feet must pass this way.
This Chasm, that has been as naught to me
To that fair haired lad may a pitfall be,
He too, must cross in the twilight dim,
C ood Friend, I am Building this Bridge for him
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MARGARET "PEGGY" POTTER
FRANK SCHEI PER
DAVID "GANDY" WOQI5
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HELENE LEA WELLS
SARA LEE HURT
RUBY LEE GOODSON
BETTY JO MCPHEETERS
JACQUELI NE DECAMP
KEN N ETH MCCOY
MARY BETH WELCH
J. B. FARRELL
HAROLD "HAL" BROWN
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David Ralph, above, was
crowned nation extemp cham-
pion at Ogden, Utah at the
conclusion of the National
Those who came back from the state tournament victorious are pictured
above. They are, first row, left to right, Jacqueline DeCamp, Helene Lea
Wells, Sara Lee l-lurt, Cherry Wilcoxen, and Jane Smith. Those on the top
row are Ed Buddus, David Wood, Coach B. L. Wertz, David Ralph, Tom King,
and Bill l-luckin. They won the Sweepstakes trophy, center.
The trophi vu red above are very evident of the
success whic -H F' d the J io College debate class
this year und u erv' I- ai B. L. Wertz. The
Will Rogers p a eft f as Worr y Sara Lee Hurt,
Jane Smith, ' 0. ' ' ' and David Wood
at the state r. 'e - I orrefzict play. The
second and the 1 .. .. ies vile1'5Ty Ed Buddrus
and David Ralph, one -. a , nd Bill Huckin and Dale
Cavanaugh, other team, he .1 " 'Vx debate
against each other in th final u - C. tourna-
ment at Tahlequah. T : third - -'e ' a National
Extemp Champion Dav u Ralph. .- hy in the
center is the Sweepstak rophy by the state of
Oklahoma for the highes numb of points piled up
byi tgebrepresentatives .of e ' 1 colfgfi ifioscinwhg
ai e y securing poin . ere V1 ap , avi
Wood, Helene Lea Wells ne S ' Sara Lee Hurt,
Jacqueline DeCamp, ek y 'N 2,51 Aw Ed Buddrus.
The sixth trophy -I --ff-A p A 'Qc and Tom
King who took firg ' Si. The other
Will Rogers plaque -- N.. ,,i3'mLLd Q' ph and David
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The picture above gives good
evidence that the Muskogee Junior
College has not been caught asleep
when it comes to taking their part ot
S h ow i n g after-dinner
speaking superiority David
Ralph and David Wood,
above, tied for first place at
the National Tournament
held in Ogden, Utah.
The National tournament would not have been complete if those pictured above had not attended. They are,
left to right, Tom King, David Ralph, David Wood, Ed Buddrus, Bill Huckin, and Coach B. L. Wertz. The girl in the
center is Sara Lee l-lurt who didn't go but furnished a car for the background.
The i-irslr ploysm tithe Green Frog Frcmtics' of 1939-40 yeor were "The
Groot Joanne" cmd "The Cot's Whiskersf' The cost included some of the
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Jane Smith, above, was
chosen best actress in the state
of Oklahoma during the Okla-
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Thefabove picture shows Miss Huff, Dean of
Junior College, and Miss Mary Margaret Saunders,
Secretary,jin the Junior College office. David
Craig is shown at work in the lab in the upper left
picture. lnfthe three lower left pictures,'Tommy
Ratliffe, top, smells the hydrogensulfide -while
Graves mixes a drink, below. The remaining 'pic-
ture pictures Ratliffe testing the alcohol while
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Muskogee Junior College
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The Muskogee Junior College was created
in l92O by the local Board of Education. lt pros-
pered from that date until the year i928 as a one-
year institution, sponsored by tthe University of
Oklahoma, when it was established as a two-year
The courses offered were and are equivalent
to the same courses offered in the University.
Through the personal attention of Dean Roy L.
Gitttinger who visited the junior college classes,
giving suggestions and constructive criticism, and
through suggestions from Dr. S. R. Hadsell of the
English Department and through aid from Dean
S. W. Reaves, the courses offered were carefully
The advantages accruing to students by virtue
of their attendance at the one-year Junior College
led the patrons ofthe school to make an insistant
demand that the one-year college be extended to
a two-year Junior College. In response to this
urgent request, the Board of Education, therefore,
early in the spring of 1928 invited Mr. George C.
Wells, State High School Inspector, Dean Roy L.
Gittinger, University of Oklahoma, and Dr. Paul
B. Sears, Science Department of the University,
to visit the junior college and to make definite
recommendations for the establishment of the two-
year course. Upon the recommendation at the above
three school men, the State Board of Education
authorized the establishment of the Muskogee
Junior College, making it accredited with all other
state institutions. Since then it has been regularly
inspected and approved by the accrediting com-
mittee consisting of J. .Andrew Holly, chairman ot
the Committee of Higher Institutions of Learning,
Roy L. Gittinger, Dean of Administration, Univer-
sity of Oklahoma, N. Conger, Dean of School of
Education, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical
From May l93O to May l94O, certificates
of completion of two years work have been granted
by the Board ot Education in Muskogee to 273
students. The school is governed by the students
and their studious attitude. The only student office
is that of president of the student body. The school
emblem and nickname is "Green Frogs." The
colors for the school are green and white.
English extra sessions are a very common
thinw in Muskogee Junior college. The picture at
the top shows the girl's freshmen English class in
extra session. The boys in the picture at the bottom
were caught in the last minute rush for magazine
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i The sophomores in o singing mood 2 They hold hands ond sing
o story 4 They deport from the kids to relox 5 And then come the food
6 The whole group went into hyst rio when Miss Huff revealed her pres nt
A 7. You can see thot Cherry is quite bored.
S QPIH N "Auld .Long Syne". 3.,Mory Curtiss looks iwhile Miss Coll entertains with'
The graduating sophomore class is pictured above. They are, left to right first
row: Charity Baker, Cherry Wilcoxin, Helen Dodson, Betty Jo Mcpheeters, James
Lathim, Roy Jackson, and He'en Lea Wells, Second row, Marise Hill, Jacqueline De
Camp, Ruby Lee Goodson, ldell Merchant, Kenneth McCoy, Margaret Potter, Bill
l-luckin, and Sara Lee Hurt: back row, Louise Blackledjle, Lee Parks, Joe Meacham,
John Armstrong, Frank Schieper, Kenneth lhrig, and Tom King.
The sophomores walk
over the campus for the
last ti-me. The bottom
picture :shows the line
which constituted the
graduating class of Musk-
ogee J unior college.
l. A hearty laugh is expressed by these who attended the Alumni tea.
2. The background at the first Junior college tea. 3. Alumni watch a play
at the Alumni tea. 4. Richard Vernon and Andy Wilcoxen enjoy some tea.
5. Line formed to the left. 6. The music proved very entertaining to John
Armstrong. 7. The former Beulah Croman poses for a picture. 8. Wertz
orates. 9. "Sally" serves. lO. Presenting the trophies. ll. Junior college
girls prove their worth.
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1. Mr. and Mrs. Clark watch a chinker-check game. 2. "I-Ii-yo Silver,
awayf' "Could that be Tonto on your left, Louisei' 3. Peggy Potter rides
to his CL. LJ rescue holding on for dear life. 316. Something turned Mr.
McKinney's head. CI Wonderb. 4. Tom King's talent for music has enter-
tained B. H. U. many times. Here he is shown in a familiar pose. 5. Tommy
Ratliffe, L. A. Dye, Joe Meacham, Bobby Edmonds, and Charles Yeakley
give out. CWhy didn't they give out before they startedl.
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won loving cups such as David Ralph and Ed Buddrus are holding. 3. Dafe
Cavanagh is the one with the hat onl 4. Treadwell meets a cone more than
halfway. 5. lt this was sound, you could hear Tom King's dogs barking! 6.
The annual tall "Mixer" making progress. lNote unsolicited tood.l 7. Mac's
hobo gitup has become a landmark around these here parts. 8. Johnny can
get in the cabin it he concentrates. lP. S.: He owns it.l 9. Sara Lee Hurt
views the results of George Dodson's hobby.
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1. Setting: Greenleaf Lake - Time: Spring Picnic - Characters:
B. H. U. students. 2. Wallace Lane cuts himself a slice of air but the
freshmen won the game. 3. Here you see the effect of ham sandwiches
with pickles. 4. This picture sponsored by the Love Bottling Company.
5. Handout - these are not war refugees but they're just as hungry.
6. Girls Watching ball game - Prof. Barrick Watching girls.
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1. Mr. Lee Parks shows off with the aid of Mr. James Lathim. 2. Just a
friendly chat among freshmen and sophomores. 3. Virginia Spohr struggles
through her hour talk. 4. Wayne Graves preparing to give an after-dinner speech
to a group of fellow freshmen. 5. That's no fair. You four were in number four.
6. Those who came back for second helpings are pictured on the left. 7. David
"Casey" Craig prepares to swing.
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BID GOODBYE TO THE OLD ALMA'
MAMMV IN THE SPRING
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