Norman High School - Trail Yearbook (Norman, OK)

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W, -v: pw ,, . ,..,,,,. , , . yiVx52fq?'i.XwK. iv ,'-9,3 va , . . .,- 4 nm.- A 5' is 'Ki vw EF EDITO ER NA6 MA BUSINESS R-IN-Cl-II STAFF DICK HAWES, Editor-in-Chief DUANE LUNGER, Business Manager NELDA PEARSON, Assistant Editor and Manuscript Copyist MARY ELLEN BOYD, Assistant Business Manager VIDA RAE WILSON, Senior Editor FRANCES JEAN WESTERVELT, Feature Editor MARGARET BRAKE, Photography JOHN BUMGARNER, Sports Editor ED YATES, Art Editor FRANK MCGEE, Assistant Art Editor RAY BOYD, Junior Editor BOB PENNY, Junior Business Manager ROBERT ORTENBURGER, Photographer FQREWORD HE 1.940 "TRAIL" staff wishes to present for your pleasure a summary represen- tation of a complete year's school life in Norman High School. We hope that in thumbing through the following pages of pictures, print, and pathognomy you will find enjoyment and recall happy moments of the years you spent here at Norman High seeking knowledge- working-building bodies-learning leader- ship-and playing. We have attempted to cram into these short eighty pages all of the incidents, activities, and classes which you, the students, will want to remember. If the book is a success to you then we, as a staff, have accomplished our nzost coveted wishes. DICK HAWES Editor-in-Chief .9-0 ', F1 -K 1' .J Ni X .1-fafi .,-.W,E,Z3im5:,:. - -K' eg 'ann H 4 . -lu-. .W Q -1 4 Q1 K 1: 'Qi w 'ww - I - . f . -V , 'K-fgsii -'Sf T . ,L .H-Y Q 5' -If vx,gpq'jQk.ffK9, K . mm,. ,. if 3' lx 51 K , K xxx . Y Ei is FISH' .5359 fiii Q: QC? f -. gnpwgu-""'!' mme?" .N I-7 1-if - 1 -u--- - ,-in mf,--f .5 1., HE FINAL TREK E TAKE our final walk from the portals of learning and from the scene of our high school raptures and tribulations. As we say au revoir to our advisors and teachers who have aided and guided us in our quest for knowledge, as well as to our fellow students who have misguided us into mischief, we turn our backs on days of learning and play and turn our eager faces toward that which the future may hold. Through twelve years of primary train- ing our courage has been "screwed to the sticking point" and our bodies fortified against the buffets of the world, so that we now go forth ready to tackle the future. Some, no doubt, will be famousg some well-known, while for others we shall not predict, but shall leave them with their tee- ter-totter ambitions to rock along with Fate. The wheel of chance will spin for each of us-'round and 'round it goes, where it stops nobody knows-. We do not leave without a twinge of regret and compuncious remorse, but Time Marches On and were we to stay, we should feel the stigma of failure on us for we have had our day. DUANE LUNGER President of Senior Class MARY ELLEN BOYD Miss Norman High Sclmnl VIDA RAE WXLSON 'f""'-f Trail QlIl'K'I1 5J"'L"""'! JUANITA RICE Band Qzmm F O O T B A L L Q U E E N V-3 ii? AM 5,- Q as 4? . K Jim nif lwwvw nwvm we wr FACULTY Pages 10-15 itz CLASSES Pages 16-39 13' ATHLETICS Pages 40-51 sk ACTIVITIES Pages 52-67 if SCHOOL LIFE Pages 68-73 , 'A' ADVERTISEMENTS Pages 74-80 EDICATION To Mr. G. M. Roberts, our sinccrc fricnfl mul urlrisor, fhc gl'C1fllll!lI'I1fl class rlcdicutcs the 1940 crlifiou of the HTl'llI.l.U Mr. Roberts has been om' class' pri11.c1'pol sincc zcc zrcrc in JIHII-01' High School and snow, partially lnccuzlse of his zcozfclzful infcrcsf over our credifs and his crcellefnt counsel, :cc arc flllI'SlL1.IIg thc lusz' of our high school years. M-r. Roberts has become lfnozcu among us as fl flrclcss 111111 llIlSl'IflSl1. zcorkcr, who czlwoys sccnzs fo lmrc fha' progress and bcfternlcnf of our school in nzind. Under his 1'11spz'r1'11g lcurlcrsh,z'p, Norman High School has risen fo neu' lllfl.fjlLl-S and :cc orc surf' hc' will corzfirluc fo luring odflerl glory fo 11s. If is fl pr1"1'1'lcgc and fl .Ul6'llN'1ll'l' for fhc 111.60 scniors fo clczlicufc our book to u scholar. o gentlenzun, and u true' fr1'cr1cI-our 1Jl'l.llCl1JUl. DICK HAWI-is HE Norman Board of Education, realizing that the world -today is de- manding well trained men and women in all walks of life, is endeavoring to meet this challenge by furnishing efficient teachers and good equipment in our schools. The Norman City Schools now employ seventy-nine teachers. Of these twenty-three hold Master"s Degrees, fifty have Bachelor's Degrees, while only six have no degree. In our diversified curriculum, the admin- istration has endeavored to meet the needs of those who wish to go out to their life's work immediately upon being graduated from high school, as well as those who wish to further their education by attending a college or a university. Norman remains at the top continuously in curricular events as well as in athletics. For the past two years we have placed second in the state interscholastic contests against strong competition with all other Class A schools of Oklahoma. Thus we are producing winners in all fields of competition and are giving to all our pupils splendid opportunities to be out- standing in some line of endeavor. J. DON GARRISON Superintendent of Schools Diagnosticians of The Future E, the student body of Norman High School, have something to brag about. Not our outstanding awards, our superb athletes nor our beautiful campus-guess again. You're right-our faculty. And no wonder we brag, just look them over. Mr. J. Don Garrison, superintendent, is truly the person to have at the head of our city school system. His ability to manage and run efficiently this large school system and his interest in all of us guarantee him a place in our affections. Mr. George M. Roberts is our principal, and nowhere could anyone find one better loved by the students and those who work with him. Mrs. Mary Alice Hampton, registrar, is Mr. Roberts' right-hand helper. Never failing in her duty, she has set a fine example for all of us. One of the busiest workers is Mrs. S. B. Spradlin, clerk, who finds time also to teach a typing class and assist us in en- rolling and paying fees. Going by departments we find Mrs. Walter C. Richards heading the English department. She steers erring seniors down the paths of knowledge. Her assistants in English are Mrs. Allie Mae Ward, who hammers golden pegs of knowledge into sophomores, and Mrs. Charles Wiest, who cultivates in her young sprouts a true appreciation for American writers and classics. Miss Vera Lane heads the history de- partment and makes American history as interesting as a current event. Her co- worker, Miss Nadine Runyan, revives the days of yore in her classes of History I. Mr. Leo L. Robertson distributes social sciences such as economics, geography and sociology. His students really learn what makes the world go 'round Mr. Emory Anderson has shown many students the value of practical education through his commercial courses. Miss Winifrede Burke guides eager fingers along the keyboard of typewriters BOARD OF EDUCATION MR. L. C. LINDSAY, Mn. LYNN BULLARD, MRS. S. B. SPRADLIN, Clcrlc, Mn. KEY Born. President, MRS. BENNIE SHULTZ, ME. W, B. MCGINTY -I2 MR. J. DON GARRISON Superintendent of Schools and through the Suzy Q's of shorthand. Mr. Adolf Bell popularized mechanical drawing and manual training so exten- sively that both boys and girls enroll. The band leader, Mr. Glenn S. Millice, pepped up the band with new uniforms and snappy music which in turn pepped up the entire student body. Mr. Milton Bradley trains young voices in expression of music. He produces such beautiful tones from his pupils that even they are surprised. The foreign language department is under the capable supervision of Mr. Albert Brent. His students in Spanish and Latin classes are so interested they both formed clubs to further their knowledge of these peoples and their customs. Mrs. Eva B. Solomon teaches about plants and bugs to her biology classes. Mrs. Lulu Fairchild teaches one to think in terms of trigonometry, geometry and algebra. Miss Margrete Brauer also instructs us in geometry and trains great mathematical minds. In the library Miss Vivian Harpole's influence can be seen as order and depend- ability excel there. Mr. Joe G. Scott heads the physics department and brings enlightment to bewildered students. In speech, dread turns to joy, under the encouragement of Miss Irene Shaul, and her plays produced are always master- pieces. The girls found a new interest in home economics, learning to cook, sew, and care MR. G. M. Principal ROBERTS for homes and furniture from Miss Thelma Walker, while the boys fill Mr. E. F. Foreman's outstanding vocational agricul- ture classes. In athletics our two coaches win admir- ation, not only from their teams but from every team they oppose. Mr. Arlo "Skivey" Davis, director of athletics, trains boys for the basketball court and the baseball diamond. Mr. Charles 'tChalky" Stogner provides us with brilliant football teams that the entire student body is proud to cheer to victory. Yes, we have a faculty to be proud of, for they have educated us in classes, in problems of life, and in co-operation. To those who guided us through the four most glorious years in our life and have led us through our school "daze" we say-"So long ever'body". M Tl'ual's Right MRS. MARY ALICE HAMPTON Registrar MR. GLENN S. MILLICE Band Director MISS MARGRETE BRAUER Math cmatics Sponsors Junior Class MISS IRENE SHAUL English and Speech, Director of Drzinizitics, Assembly Chairman, and Senior Class Sponsor MR. LEO L, ROBERTSON Social Scicnef? Sponsors Svnior Class :ind Coaches Tennis MRS. ALLIE MAE WARD E1l,QliS1L Sponsors Creative Writing and Sophomore Class MR. A. B, BELL Sliop Sponsors Sophomore Class MISS THELMA WALKER Home Economics Future Honieniakers Class MR. J. G. SCOTT MISS WINIFREDE BURKE MRS. LULU FAIRCHILD MRS. CHARLES WIEST Physics Typing and Slzorthand Ilflallzenmtics English Coaches Track Sponsors Senior Class and Sponsors Senior Class National Honor Society and Gingorsnaps .lLl,. You're Wrong X , h Q , 2 EM MR. CHARLES STOGNER Conzvrcmial Lau' and GUYl'C7471IIZC1lf Coaches Football and Sponsors Senior Class r MRS. S. B, SPRADLIN Q Tfll1lt'Zl'TIfi7LfI Aw, Clerk Of Board of Education IR. ARLO DAVIS Study Ilall and D1r0f'tor of Athlflics Sponsors Sophomore Clnss fIISS VERA LANE Hixiory Sponsors Sophomore' Class fIR, MILTON BRADLEY Vocal Musm Sponsors J IIIIIOI' Cluss 'HSS NADINE RUNYAN Ilmfory Sponsors Junior Class IR, E. F, FOREMAN Vovflilmllll Ag1'iC1llI1u'C Sponsors Jlllllillx Class IRS. W, C. RICHARDS FTIQIISII, Sponsors Trail. Glngersnap Club, National Honor Socloty. und Senior Class -..., MRS. EVA SOLOMAN MR. EMERY ANDERSON MISS VIVIAN HARPOLE MR. ALBERT BRENT Sz'u'11c'4' Bzzszm-Ss and, SIDKIHINH and Spumsl: and Luim , t7or11r11z'rc"ilLl Law I.lln'urg1 X Sponsors .Iunlor Class und hpnmsors .luulor Floss, Junior Acuclenmy of Scivncv Sponsors Sophomore- Class Sponsors Junior Clnss SDIIIIISII Club, Lutun Ulu und Coaches Golf and Spanish Club und Hi-Y .y5. HE NORMAN public school organiza- tion is set up on a 7-2-3 plan,' seven grades in the elementary schools, two grades in the junior high school, and three grades in the senior high school. The educational trend toward vocational education in high schools has made us stress our vocaqtional programs in H omemaking and Agriculture, both of which are ranked with the best in the state. Our commercial depart- ment has been expanded to give students the necessary basic training in this field. Also a number of practical courses, com- mercial law, high school arithmetic, and human geography, have been added to the curriculum for those pupils who do not plan to enter college. Since Norman is the home of the Uni- versity of Oklahoma and since a survey over a period of years revealed that over sixty- five percent of our high school graduates entered college, our major objective has been to prepare our students for college entrance. A graduate of our high school has under- gone a thorough training in a well-rounded program in the arts, sciences, and vocations, as well as training in the principles of good citizenship. G. M. ROBERTS Principal fjmr-N VVIQ NNQf'kx, Ye? DICK HAWES, Vice President FRANCES JEAN WESTERVELT, Reporter .1 DUANE LUNGER, President JUANITA RICE. Secretary-Treasurer Seniors Epic of Endurance OW we say goodbye-goodbye to four successful bouts in the ring of Norman High School. It's been a swell work-out with few foul punches against us. Our careers began when we, as fresh- men, knocked into existence the school's first student council. Since then, all deci- sions have been in our favor. It was in the ring labeled sophomores where we gained the featherweight title by producing a play-the first to be staged by sophomores in many years. After this came the junior round but again we won out. Nothing spectacular fell to our lot as juniors except that we did raise all necessary funds, we did enter- tain the seniors, and the junior play was not short of being a technical K. O. Only during this last year, though, as seniors, have we held our own with sweep- ing rights and headed for a clippity-clop triumph. The senior class has not only completed many duties naturally inherited by seniors, but also has had fun while at work. Two senior girls walked away with crowns this year, Mary Elizabeth Wilmuth, football queen, and Juanita Rice, band queen. Clncidently this was the first band queen that Norman High has ever had.J Other seniors to win acclaim were Vida Rae Wilson, voted the most popular girl by the student body, and Mary Ellen Boyd, selected by the faculty as the most out- standing girl in the senior class. Seniors kept an even pace in dramatics, managing always for ringside seats- decisions thrown mainly to Gordon Demp- sey, Mary Ellen Boyd, and Jack Borjes. The ropes also burned with senior writers, focusing the limelight on Ed Yates, editor of the school magazine, "Penpoints", .l8. iw SENIOR CLASS SPONSORS Miss IRRNR: SHAUL. MRS. CHARLES Wussr. MRS. LULU FAIRCHILD MR LIIARLES STOGNER. MRS. WALTER RICHARDS, MR. LEO ROBERTSON and Tom Hunt, editor of our school paper, "The Norman Tigern. We received a taste of all the enter- tainment this year that we had enviously watched others enjoy before-the reception where we didn't foot the bills Cthanks to juniorsj-a special senior day and a special senior picnic. So it is that we leave behind us the most glorious time of our lives. We have handled our punches nicely, always played Aw CU! t' don' fm tgo ' af, lo , tc 1 11UOI101.l.s,gX1Pt. - s fi 4 l WVR SPHIOI' H Omg- c , onnng F1 Oqt fair, and by doing so have upheld the ideals of Norman High School. Perhaps no little amount of the credit for our achievements can be attributed to two men who have been a constant part of our progress, G. M. Roberts, referee. and J. Don Garrison, manager, and to a loyal audience, our teachers. The bell has sounded, the final bout has ended, and the 1940 seniors have been acclaimed-the Winnahs! .l9. O I ' JAC. 1441- A1'VV"M"""L Y! GENE ADAMS He's not fickleg he's just gregarious. Football Letterman '39, '40 0.0- LIJIDI BOBBY ANDREWS Neither the praise nor the blame is his own. Hi-Y '39, '40 4 f I BQQASZJ E She keeps herself wrapped in the vanishing skirts of a dream. Gingersnaps '40 Girl Reserve '38 0.0- EFRAIN BARBERII A man never loses anything if he has himself. Spanish Club '39, '40 g,U. BOB BARBOUR He is so quiet he can hear his own footsteps follow- ing him home. .I 'fx V- ejf' 2' 'LUCITA BARNES Her heart argues, not her mind. Home Economics Club '39, '40 Girl Reserve '38, '39 In - L , 19914 M. J. BASHARA A head to contrive, a tongue to persuade, and a hand to ezecnte any mischief. Wrestling '38, '39 NIALTA BEAIRD Shc's always very "Frank". Gingersnap '38, '39 Prompter,Se 'or Play '40 wr E MARY ELLEN BOYD She has an oar in every JACK BORJES boat and a finger in In his single person he manages to produce the effect of a majority. every pie. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Sergeant at Arms '40 . Sophomore Play '38 gqgg0gqg,ge.41j,1aY 38 All 'School Play '40 Mixed Chorus '40 Semor Play 40. h ,4 Boys, Quartet .40 Miss Norman Hlg 0 ' Hi-Y ,40 National Honor Society 39, V '40 StggriInt4lJD1rector All School State Honor Society ,39, .40 Senior Play ,40 Assistant Business Manager "Trail" '40 Creative Writing '40 Glee Club '38, '39 Mixed Chorus '38, '39 Latin Club Vice-pres. '40 Best Citizen '39 Golden N '38, '39 JOHN BOYD Poetry Editor "Penpoints" . . . '40 H9 kills time for he likes Herff-Jones Activity Award it better dead. OJ. Football Letterman '39, '40 RAYDOICE CARTER s ' .'4 Ba kem11Lmefman 39 0 Never less alone than when by herself. Gingersnap '39, '40 Glee Club '40 Mixed Chorus '40 - 2 O - Latin Club '40 s QN- MARGARET BRAKE - 794.2AA,.ri V3 Serious in- ridiculous rhat- tersg ridiculous in serious affairs. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Vice-Pres. '40 Vice-Pres. Junior Class '39 Junior Play '39 Senior Play '40 Natljonal Honor Society '39, '4 State Honor Society '39, '40 Photography Editor "Trail" '40 Creative Writing '40 Glee Club '40 Mixed Chorus '38, '40 Humor Editor "Penpoints" O. V- ROSCOE CHANDLER By his knows you will know him. Junior Academy of Science '38, '39, '40 CHARLENE CLINKENBEARD Her affections are like. a gateg they swing out wide. Home Economics Club '38 Glee Club '38 Mixed Chorus '38 BETTY .JEAN DARROW - 797 ' She's very tantrurnental. Gingersnap '38 Glee Club '38 Mixed Chorus '38 0. U. ALICE DALLMEIER As versatile as a safety pin. Gingersnap '39, '40 State Honor Society '39, '40 Spanish Club '40 Band '39 National Honor Society '40 GORDON DEMPSEY When conversation faints, he always leaps forward with a restorative. All School Play '40 Student Director Senior Play '40 JOHN BUMGARNER He's open to conviction but you can't stuff him. Football Letterman '39, '40 F. F. A, '40 Junior Rotarian '40 Sports Editor "Trail" '40 Latin Club '40 State Honor Society '40 Q.U- zls ,gg,,,!Z4l+ FW It doesnt hurt the tongue to give fair words. Gingersnap '38, '39 State Honor Society '38, '39 Spanish Club '40 Glee Club '38 National Honor Society '40 D. U. MAXINE CROWDER Wise is she who knows herself. VJ ROBERT DAWSON His thoughts and his con- duct are his own. ci? JJ? ODEEL DALTON Agreeable to the condition of doing nothing. Senior Play '40 SYVELLEEN DORMAN Very precise in promise- keeping. Glee Club '40 Mixed Chorus '40 Latin Club '40 .2l. LAURA FRANCES DICKINSON She sanapapers the teacher's temperament with a few words. Gingersnap '38, '39 0.41 WILEY DUFF He longs not so much to change things as to over- turn them. F. F. A. '40 W. A. EPPERSON He tortures one poor word ten thousand ways. Football Letterman '40 Glee Club '40 Mixed Chorus '40 Boys' Quart t '40 'r-y14,sA,44.i'q.1. are MADGE EVANS She has a conscience that twinges like a drilled tooth. Gingersnap '40 Sophomore Play '38 Spanish Club '40 Glee Club '39, '40 Mixed Chorus '39, '40 Girl Reserve '38 0.U. MILDRED FLORIDA Each of her days is a blossom on her tree of time. Girl Reserve '38 ELOISE FLOYD The mildest mannered peo- ple have the gentlest hearts. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Stage Crew '40 Spanish Club '40 o-V' .22. ZELMA LEE DORLAND ' Her smile is a little sonata in three movements. Gingersnap '38, '39 Sophomore Play '38 DORIS EARLS There is great agility in knowing how to conceal o1ie's ability. Gingersnap '39, '40 Spanish Club '40 0.11- DALE ESSARY He is a well-made man who has good determination. F. F. A. '38, '39, '40 CHARLOTTE EZZELL' She lives continually in a state of incandescent amazernent. Gingersnap '39 Home Economics Club '38, '39, '40 Girl Reserve '39 OY FARMER Con eit may puff a man up but never prop him up. Junior Play '39 Spanish Club '39, '40 Hi-Y '38, '39, '40 PAUL FOSTER Men's thoughts are much toward. their inclinations. Movie Technician '40 Glee Club '40 LUCILLE FOLLEY As subtle as an avalanche Glngersnap '38, '39, '40 All School Play '40 Home Economics Club '38 Junior Academy of Science '39, '40 Yell Leader '40 Girl Reserve '38 JOHN ED FOX As busy as a button. Stage Manager '40 0.0- JEFF FULLER On what strange stuff ambition feeds! Football Letterman '40 9.0- GENEVA FUZZELL - fn She will quit a certainty for an uncertainty. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 DJ. AARON GRAVES The best men are molded out of fau.ts. Stage Crew '39, '40 QQ OSEPHINE GRTLL She stumbles alfvig chin deep in books. KATHARINE MAE FOSTER Especially adapted to re- maiiiivig silent. Gingersnap '40 Home Economics Club '39, '40 FERN FULKERSON Wise scepticism is the first attribute of a good critic. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Junior Play '39 QZU! CLARA FURBEE Always in haste but never in a hurry. Home Economics Club '38, '39, '40 Secretary '38, '40 .yi THELMA GRAVES Wild ambition loves to slide, not stand. Home Economics Club '38 Girl Reserves '38 Mew GERALD GROTTS Su persistant that he would hare the last word with an echo. Glee Club '40 Mixed Chorus '40 Hi-Y '38 LESSIE HAUN She replies to the boys with a few well-frozen words. C1166 Club '39, '40 Mixed Chorus '39, '40 Gingersnap '40 .23. 5 39' T F I X 1 . J 'ff Luqv I ' I l 2 I ' in v2 ,- . , if' 'l -. H , l: Wig, ' 1: . 'V ' "HL .. v I -4 ' 'Q'h" ':" 13' " . -4 l.- . fi' N .-' .V A : .-I f ,l 9- 2 - 1-,- . H I it 'l f ' . r. , i :- V i s 1 l ' 1 r l . ,L i : l ilsctr J. L. HARRIS He has learned nothingy therefore he has forgotten nothing. F. F. A. '38, '39, '40 Junior Academy of Science '39, '40 DICK HAWES He keeps his name at the head of the wailing list. Pres. Sophomore Class '38 Pres. Junior Class '39 Vice-Pres. Senior Class '40 Sophomore Play '38 All School Play '38, '39 State Honor Society '39 Stage Crew '38, '39 Junior Academy of Science Pres. '40 Junior Editor of "Trail" '39 Editor of "Trail" '40 Creative Writing '40 iMovie Technician '39, '40 Yell Leader '39, '40 Latin Club Treas. '40 Debate '38 Golden N '38, '39 03:- FLORENE HILL -' "'?1'1"""f' 'Q Her knowledge strikes deep and grows with pernicious roots. Vice-Pres. Sophomore Class '38 State Honor Society '39, '40 Junior Academy of Science '40 National Honor Society '40 NELDA BEA HIVELY She wears confidence like a halo. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Beauty Queen '39 'z-1 - f 1514 'ell JACK HOPKINS He is never less at leisure than when at work. ED HUDSON The only way to get rid, of temptation is to yield to it. Spanish Club '39, '40 Glee Club '38, '39, '40 Mixed Chorus '38, '39, '40 Hi-Y '40 .2lJ,. - OGENEU HARVEY Truth and beauty do not spoil. Home Economics Club '39 Glee Club '38, '39 Mixed Chorus '38, '39 llfvaf-lu H5573 FRANK HAWK Idleness is an appendix to nobility. Spanish Club '39, '40 Junior Academy of Science '38 Glee Club '40 Mixed Chorus '40 0-'1- '. ' 1 7. 4. HAROLD HILL To their own merits modest men are dumb. Football Letterman '39, '40 Basketball Letterman '38. '39, '40 Baseball Letterman '38, '39, '40 0.1. I sfffxl .2 Lhjvn., 'V IRLENE HODAM They who govern the most make the least noise. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Glee Club '38 Mixed Chorus '38 Latin Club '40 l, TOM HOWARD His days are spent in argu- ments: his nights in planning them. Sophomore Play '38 Senior Play '40 Glee Club '38, '39, '40 Mixed Chorus '38. '39, '40 Mixed Quartet '39 Boys' Quartet '40 National Honor Society '40 State Honor-'Society '38, '40 010 ROSETTA JONES Many receive advice but few profit from it. Home Economics Club '38. '39, '40 5 427' if ...MJ N fl . v'0'Y7k ,Yi TOMI HUNT His knowledge makes ever- lasting monuments of moments. State Honor Soclet y '39, '40 Junior Academy of Science '39. '40 Glee Club '38 Mixed Chorus '38 Latin Club '40 Editor "The Norman Tiger" BERTHA KASBAUM Like a spoon-she's fond of stirring. Creative Writing '40 State Honor Society '40 BILLY KIMMONS He has a conscience that will stretch. F. F. A. '38, '39, '40 RAYMOND KNOX His impulses are always nipped in the budget. Stage Crew '39 Spanish Club '40 0. U. JAMES LONG If someone defends him from his friends he can defend himself from his enemies. Baseball Letterman '39, '40 Basketball Letterman '39, '40 DAVID LYTLE The wrong way always seems the most reasonable. Spanish Club '39 Joie: JARVIS- 7WvvQ-uf 0" He has high hopes for a low heaven. DOROTHEA KERR Her memory is always busy opening doors she believed she had locked. Gingersnap '40 Band '40 National Honor Society '40 HARLEY KING All girls fall for tempta- tiong that's why they fall for him, F. F. A. '38, '39, '40 LEROY LESLIE He defrosts his teachers with a glance. Stage Crew '39 Glee Club '39. '40 Mixed Chorus '39, '40 Senior Play '40 DUANE LUNGER Only himself can be his parallel. President Senior Class '40 National Honor Society '39. '40 Vice-Pres. '40 State Honor Society '38, '39. '40 Junior Rotarian '40 Junior Business Manager "Trail" '39 Business Manager "Trail" '40 Delegate to Boys' State Publicity Manager Senior Play '40 Tied for Salutatorlan 0-Y- REX MARRS He knows that a thing no- body believes cannot be proved fO0 often. Creative Writing '40 Mixed Chorus '38 Hi-Y '38 I , 41 2 5 CHARLES MANSON A textbook wired for sound. 0 .U- BILL MARRS With him everything is certain because it is impossible. Creative Writing '40 0.0- EMMETT MARRS He reflects the age of chiselry. DJ, W. J. BQRSH lf his speech cannot be better than silence, he remains silent. JAMES MCDANIEL An ounce of enterprise is worth a pound of priv- ilege. F. F. A. '38, '39, '40 PRISCILLA MERKLE A closed book never makes a scholar. Gingersnap '39 Hoodie Economics Club '39. '4 Girl Reserve '38 WENDELL MILLER His opinions of his teachers should be put on asbestos paper. Glee Club '40 Mixed Chorus '40 Latin Club '40 0.U' BILL MONICAL As restless as a rumor. Stage Crew '40 Band '38, '39 Glee Club '40 Mixed Chorus '40 I -7,1 4flA9V1 ALLEEN MORRIS -' PWUVN-if ' 940 All that is fair is by nature good. RAY He is the barometer of his elassg if he passes every- body does. Glee Club '38, '39. '40 Mixed Chorus '38. '39, '40 Bays' Quartet '40 Home Economics Club '38, '39 MARY LOUISE NATIONS She knows the precise psy- chological nioment when to my "0t'lmg' VIRGINIA SUE PAYNE As gracious as a, dip of a dancing wave. Gingersnap '40 State Honor Society '40 Spanish Club Vice-Pres. '40 Latin Club Pres. '40 ' National Honor Society '40 - 2 6 - Bison Queen Candidate '40 0- Ll. ROBERT ORTENBURGER In an ocean of dreams without a sound. Stage Crew '38 Photographer "Trail" '39, '40 NELDA ROSE PEARSON Subject to magnetic attrac- tion. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Social Chairman '40 Sophomore Play '38 Junior Play '39 Senior Play '40 National Honor Society '39, '40 Stage Honor Society '38, '39, '4 Spanish Club Pres. '40 Junior Academy of Science '38 Assistant Editor and Manu- script Copyist of "Trail" '40 Editor "The Norman Tiger" Valedictorian '40 O. U- DORA PH1LL1Ps-- 797 She possesses the sinister weapon of tact. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Home Economics Club '38 Spanish Club '39 Girl Reserve '38, '39 JOHN POLK Sri much. tn dn: so little done. HOWARD PRUITT As silent as awe. Movie Technician '40 CLARENCE REEDS As stay-at-home as a turtle. State Honor Society '39 JOHN PANTIER Clever men are good, but they are not the best. 0.- fifsil.-awk' Always on the right side for the wrong reason. H1-Y 'sa ' Aho. f'f7f MARGARET PHILLIPS As punctual as a star. MABEL POWERS As nervous as a candle flame. Heine Economics Club '38, '39 '4Zl,z.don.z,f ADINE RAIN LT Her idea of an agreeable person is one who agrees with her. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Spanish Club '40 Girl Reserve '39 0. U- JUANITA RICE She thinks too little and talks too much. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Secretary-Treasurer '40 Secretary-Treasurer of Class '39, '40 Band '38 Band Queen '40 Glee Club '39, '40 Mixed Chorus '39, '40 Mixed Quartet '38, '39, '40 Latin Club '40 Senior Play '40 c9.d- .21. nw ,155-:sm i if 9. W I r vs 1 ,ji Q.- iw, f il.. 2 'C' F- ' 5 TMM lf, i. gf li 1 , N l .A r i ,' l .7 W l i lg! iw , 1 i V ifi ' 5, 3 .ffgi Q, JESSIE LEE REPPOND She hushes secrets about from place to place. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Creative Writing '40 0- 1. 'H l ' 'ifglif ,fl lfdj Ufhif ""' ylgcjiiitfgs RYEYPATXQI She's always make-beloving. Gingersnap '38, '39 Beauty Queen '39 Glee Club '38, '39, '40 Mixed Chorus '38, '39, '40 Mixed Quartet '39, '40 0.9- VELMA ROLLF The frivolous work of pol- ished idleness. Gingersnap '39 Home Economics Club '38 Spanish Club '39 Glee Club '38 Girl Reserve '38 , A ,,, fc.. f DOROTHY RUTHERFORD Her conversation has too much specific gravity. Giugersnap '38, '39. '40 f VE SH DR Hi cor t a'l right but h' argument all wrorz F, F. A. '38, '39 JUANITA SHELTON She believes there is nothing new except what is jor- gotten. p '39, '40 'lvl FRED REYNOLDS A scholar among athletes and an athlete among scholars. State Honor Society '38, '39 Junior Rotarian '40 Baseball Letterman '39 Basketball Letterman Boys' State '40 National Honor Society '40 AQ ULU-I 'VV 'NJ 'VK' DAWN LAVOE IPPY' 734, It's easier to be critical than correct. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Historian '40 Stage Crew '38, '40 Glee Club '38, '39, '40 Mixed Chorus '38, '39, '40 Senior Play '40 Book - holder Sophomore Play '38 0-J' I . ygm 7'Yf ,Shy -,fit glawfffui Ufowffliff. ff DOROTHYAIEANNE ROWLEY As bold as the bark of a 1111101711- Gingersnap '39. 0, J' HERCHEL SAWYER He speaks with grace sea- soned, with salt. Basebzfl Letterman '39 MARY JEANETTE SHEEDY She tenses whom she pleases and pleases whom she teases. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Sophomore Play '38 Prop- erty Manager Spanish Club '40 Glee Club '38 'IJ' LELLA MAE SIMPKINS Study is her center of distraction. Gingersnap '38, '39 Spanish Club '39. '40 0.J- ,' f O es CUM SYBIL SHEPARD She is suffering from an attack of spring ruralgia. Glngersnap '39, '40 JUANITA SLAJER While she stops to think, she often misses her opportunity. Home Economics Club '38, '39, '40 Band '38, '39, '40 Glrl Reserve '38 VIRGINIA STAFFORD Her hopes are aimed at objects in an airy height. Gingersnap '39, '40 1 0 U. 'Q GORDON STEPHENS A striking personality, es- pecially when it strikes the ivories. National Honor Society '40 State Honor Society '40 CATHERINE STUART She never lets her studies interfere wtih her educa- tion. Glngersnqp ' 0 7'Vlafvv-45? 1771 BEN SUMNER A windy satisfaction of the tongue. JOY SHOBERT - 714444114 H A person with a clear con- science but a poor mem- ory. F. F. A. '38, '39 A 0. u- RUSSELL SMITH He likes school so much he lingers out of the room. Hi-Y '40 MARILYN STEEN She is steered by the fixed star of se.j-interest. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Secretary-Treasurer Sopho- more Class '38 Sophomore Play '38 All School Play '39 Glee Club '38, '39, '40 Mixed Chorus '38, '39, '40 Girls' Quartet '39, '40 0.' ALICE STRONG A peculiar talent of pro- ducing effect in what- ever she says or does. Gingersnap '39, '40 National Honor Society '39, '40 State Honor Society '38, '39, '40 Stage Crew '40 Home Economics Club Pres. '39, '40 Spanish Club Treasurer '40 Tied for Salutatorian ED SULLIVAN The teachers dote on his very abserwe and wish him a fajr departure. 7'Vl4r'v's4.g.-L- f u BIL M S N He never said a foolish thing or ever did a wise one. H1-Y 'sa . 2 9 . E ' ' --rw - w I . . i N Q, " 1. I. I i 1 1 - ' i . ,. f'5g,'1'.T:'?'7 ggiwe.. fa. Y .73 2 1 'gsm Wwe v ' . 'il .3 'L j :L . E il i i , . 1 L I ,J ' I ,Q gui, BETTE JO TAYLOR She is like a tide spreading its fans upon the shore. Gingersnap '40 Juntior Academy of Science '4 Glee Club '40 Mixed Chorus '40 0-'J MINNIE RUTH THOMPSON Aiways says what she thinks and never thinks what she says. Gingersriap '39, '40 0. U' 'nf '-'.-Legg 'gg BETTY JO VAUGHN Her modesty would make a iiic et seem ostentatious. Girxgersnap '39, '40 Home Economics Club '38. '39 Spanish Club '40 ESSIE WANDA WARDEN Her thoughts go wool- gathering. A Gingersnap '38, '3 40 Spanish Club '45 Band '38 Gleevrillub '3 N 40 N Mixed C '39.y3,g4J Girls' Qu et ' , ' f M V531 A ' in 53 JUANITA THOMAS Size believes ererytlzing she hears and twice what shc sees. Gingersnap '39 Creative Writing '39 Girl Reserve '38. '39 f' A DONALD TRAUTMAN' 741 His system is juli of Vita- min I. WILLIE WALTON He is a desperate cure for ri desperate disease. F. F. A, '38, '39, '40 JACK WARREN He measures s mind by the shade it c s. Glee Club '40 Mixed Chorus '40 Hi-Y '40 0. '- VENITTA FAYEN WARREN- VKX-QA.'144J.1 V! Blushing is the color of virtue. Gingersnap '40 Home Economics Club '38. '39, '40 GENE WESTERVELT Out of mind as soon as out of sight. F. F. A. '38, '39, '40 . 3 O . f pdjflbgf 2Z.M,4,efv DORIS WARREN It's nice to dream but it's nicer to see the dream pass by once in a while. Home Economics Club '38, '39, '40 FRANCES JEAN WESTERVELT S uch Snoopidity! Gingersnap '38, '39 Sophomore Play '38 Junior Academy of Science '40 Feature Editor "Trail" '40 Creative Writing Club '39, '40 Secretary '40 Editor of "The Norman Tiger" '38, '39 f 'L ' ' K, JU il Mlwlw ELIZABETH ZIMMERMAN LINCOLN WHITAKER He tickles the earth with a hoe and it laughs with a harvest. F' F' A' '38' ,39' '40 RAYMOND WILCOX He thinks that cream rises to tae top so people can get it. F. F. A. '38, '39, '40 Pres. '40 BOBBY WILKERSON H0 is most apt to believe what he least understanrls. JEWEL WILKERSON She covers rlfscretion. with cz. coat of folly. Gingersnap '39. '40 Band '38, '39, '40 I BILL WILLIAMS Un Personifies an indolent va- cuity of thought. Hi-Y '38, '39, '40 MARY ELIZABETH WILMUTH She's rery cosmeticulous. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 President, '40 Football Queen '40 Glee Club '38. '39, '40 Mixed Chorus '38, '39, '40 Girls' Quartet '39, '40 0-M MYLOE WILSON He had rather be looked around at than up to. VIDA RAE WILSON - bv-.. I she can't sa it in one Junior Academy of Science '40 f I ll , breath, it ca11.'t be said. Movie Technician '40 Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 Junior Play '39 Trail Queen '40 Creative Writing '39, '40 Vice-Pres. '40 Editor "Penpoints" '39 Business Manager "Pen- points" '40 Yell Leader '40 KATHLEEN WOOD As iriternational as the sun. State Honor Society '38 Junior Academy of Science '38, '39, '40 DON WRIGHT Sometimes he sits and thinks, other times he just sits. Model Airplane Club '38 Boys' State R,ep1'esentat,ive ED YATES He's shirkiizg 11 is way through high school. Art Editor "Trail" '40 Creative Writing '40 Editor "Penpoints" '40 Valiant but not too ven- turous. Gingersnap '38, '39, '40 State Honor Society '40 Junior Academy of Science '38, '39, '40 .3l. We Honor . . . John Bumgarner for his varied activities and his ability to be better than good in each of them, and for his bright and equable temper. Jack Borjes for his dra- matic abllity, his rich bass voice, and his desire to turn the spotlight on others without turning it on himself. vfiititf Marilyn Steen for her ability to sing, her will- ingness to work with tire- less energy even when there is no glory, and her quiet but spontaneous flow of good spirits. Fred Reynolds because he is an athlete, an honor student, is known for his good sportsmanship and can always toss a yeasty word in his conversational dough, and because he is modest to his own merits. Many seniors does not permit full Lucille Folley for her spontaneity, her ability to inject enthusiasm in all pep demonstrations, her giggles, and her effer- vescent good humor. it are important and recognition for all. pictured or mentioned in some part of our to those shown on this page because they way. Tom Howard because he is on the boys' quartet, in glee club, on the honor roll, and because he is tall, handsome and a good fellow with a serious dis- position toward merri- ment. Gordon Stephens be- cause he came from the Oklahoma School for the Blind, has entered a pub- lic school for the first time in his life, and has made all A's in his com- petition with sighted pu- pils. Alice Strong for being president of the Future Homemakers of America, for tying for salutatorlan of her class, for her unde- fatigableness, and her ability to make those around her happy. 753125 deserve praiseg however our limited space In addition to those leaders who are already book, the staff wishes to pay especial tribute are definitely outstanding in some particular 32- EARL CUNNINGHAM, President Z NORMA Jo GIVENS, Vice-President V1 :jf , HELEN HUNTINGTON, Reporter MARTHA TEEcAnniN, Secretary-Treasiiur "fs .H H 21' -is. r A mn A l-1 .. l Tall Tales HE Junior Class of 1940 is known to everyone as being one of the most out- standing groups of students in Norman High School. Since our first entrance into senior high school our class has accomplished things. We find many juniors reporting to Coach Stogner for football practice. Among them are lettermen Jack Young, Ray Wample1', Joe Saunders, Wayne Robertson, David Steen, Billy Kiracofe, J. E. Richey, and Arvile Rolfe. Elton Davis, junior, figured prom- inently as a guard on the Norman High School Mid-State Championship basketball team. The dairy and poultry judging teams of the Norman High School chapter of the F. F. A., composed entirely of junior class- men, were state champions at the Tulsa and Oklahoma City state fairs. This en- abled our poultry judging team, composed ol' J. Ii. Martin and Cecil Bowles, and the - 3 dairy judging team, composed of Ralph Matlock and Wayne Lessly to represent the state of Oklahoma at the Kansas City Royal Live Stock Show. We juniors have reason to be proud of our scholars. Students making the State Honor Society were Hazel Bartholomew. Ray Boyd, Irene Haskett, Joanna Hersper- berger, Virginia Kennedy, Alice Sargent, Dorothy Sims, Martha Teegardin, and Jack Young. Those elected for membership in the National Honor Society were Irene Haskett and Ray Boyd. Climaxing a very happy and progressive year the junior class entertained the seniors successfully at an informal play party at the National Guard A1'mory. As the year closed we found a group of students happy to have completed their second year of high school and ambitious for their future as Norman High School seniors. 7 inqkn S W ,A.. 'Ax -f A9"'f "W , J Q f y" "" ' ' 5 93 1 ' 4 , in y 2' F . , Q, Toe Row: Hugh Moody. Gene Kennedy, William Lancaster George Preble. Gray Maxson. Robert Morrow, Bob Penny John Peters. SECOND Row: Orphus Logan. J. L. Martin. JOIIII Mooney. Hugh Moore, Marshall Powell. Errett McElroy. Jot Law. Tiimn Row: Billie Paine. Ralph Matlock, Bob Moore. Vernon ixeys. Hubert O'Haver. J. W. McDonald, Gene Kirby, FOURTH Row: Bob Nolan. Bill Kiracofe. Jerry McIntyre. Wayne Lessly. Norbert Kirk- patrick. Dovert McElroy, Bryce lvIcFall. FTFTH Row: Dorothy Rags- dale. Kathryn Powers. Cath- erine Richey, Virginia Kennedy. Mary Alice Kennedy. Marjorie Milner. Helen Motsenbocker, Eleanor Read. BOTTOM Row: Johnnie Belle McDowell. Mildred Recter, Mu- rel Recter, Colleen O'H3V91'. Merle Niedermaier, Pauline Mappes. Arlene Mappes. Mary Eunice Long. TOP Row: Virgil Walters. Dean Snreve. Joe Saunders. Ben Southward. David Steen. L 0 S usher. Billy Tennery. I-:COND Row: Jack Young, Clark Wood. Dick Sandiier, Kenneth Tucker. Ray Wamp- ier. J. E. Richey, Jack Slusher. THIRD Row: L. C. Young. Jack Sanders, Neal Yowell, Eugene Yaeger, John Ryle, Stanley gmith Jack Sgone. OUR3 gow: Arvil Rolfi Mary Louise Stubbeinan, Mar- jorie Wanipler, Lahonia Wilson, Rachel Surber. Martha Teegar- din, Jo Ann Starkey, Helen Richardson, FIFTH Row: E120 Walker. Maryelyn Stewart. Sue Streat- er, Bertha Valoueh, Dorothy Mae Simms. Pauline Walker. Alice Sargent. Doreen Rogers. Blanche Steely. BOTTOM Row: Annie Grace Young. Pauline Webb. Eddie Ruth Thomas, Margaret Swen- son. Clara Southerland. Char- lene Stinson, Margaret Webb. Mildred Stephenson, - . .Q Fl0?1Y kinif. BW . -. rkiy . , . M3 - - . Junior 5 TU ni9C0min'i. Coininitim or-Senlol . Ho ' 'or ' . . Juni PNN. at Juni. I U gne Toe Row: Raymond Crowder, J. D, Davis, Earl Cunningham. Loren Butler, Gene Amspacher, Donald Capshaw. SECOND Row: James Crawford. Glenn Clark. Elton Davis, Ronald Dorsett, Cecil Bowles, J. D. Allred. Bill Beecher. Timm Row: Robert Conklin. Bob Baker, Lloyd Caddell, Key Boyd, John Akin, Omer Barnard, Homer Cowan. Glovetta Battle. Foonri-I Row: Mary Edwards, Ruby Dunn, Doris Appleby, Gertrude Billings, Helen Anderson, Hazel Bartholomew, Lucille Bettes, Cath- erine Barnes, Arlene Brown, FIFTH Row: Pauline Buxton, Lois Albert. Elwanda Chastain, Lucille Borjes, Clarice Davis, Opal Burns, Betty Joyce Brown, Billie Frances Alexander, BOTTOM Row: Jeanne Coffey, Emma Lou Anderson, Bertha Brant- ley, Dorothy Mae Brown, Rudine Davie, Pearldyne Easterling, Doris Blankenship, ToP Row: Norman Hoover. Frank- lin Harmon, Joe Jack Jennings Robert Ezzell. Gordon Hopper, J, D Garrison, Maurice Hively. SECOND Row: Geraldine Haskins, John Gallagher, Dorsey Fowler, K. J. Gilmour, Wilburn Hagood. Mack Jones. THIRD Row: Alvena Hickok, Ray Boyd, Spencer Johrion. Robert Force. Harry Gilmore, W. I... Hanna. Earl Herron. FOURTH Row: Mary June Green, Betty Jo Sloan. Juanita Grizzle, Eloise Kasbaum, Jeanne Huffstutler, Virginia FO1llTlSl.1', Marjorie Williams. FIFTH Row: Jo Myrl Harp, Norma Jo Keener. Mariellen Eskew, Agnes Ruth Endicott. Norma Jenn Golds- by, Janice Spinks, Doris Rippy, Mary Elizabeth Roberts, Jonnna Hersper- ger. Borroivr Row: Helen Huntington. Norma Jo Givens, Betty Ruth Hitch- cock. Lois Hankins. Mary Lee Wil- son, Irene Haxel, Mary Virginia Hill etty Lou Jackson. R"gCfJ3-1-uf .,, ' liz A ff' . i Y w" "+A va- Q 'F .w ., if tl-H f-7g 1 5 3 341---A-1 it 1 mf an QW. i Agjfa i asf , Mk k Jack Gray for those snapping brown eyes, that contagious smile, and his ability in handling sports, especially basketball and golf. Bryce McFa1l for win- ning a first place award in the heart parade of all the girls and because he can make everyone "trom- bone consciomsf' when he starts flinging notes, Irene Haskett because she makes "A" while the sun shines, toots a horn as it should be tooted. and always manages to have a. star by her name ant everybody's friendship s . iivskvflv Ray Boyd because of his ever present good nature which is as magnetic as his blonde hair and blue eyes. and because he al- ways gets a reserved seat on the honor roll. Bob Berry fo r the "ooniph" he gives a saxa- phone and because he has established a beginning in basketball which w i l l probably mean many vic- tories in the future. Rosalie Rayburn because she has a scholastic record that is the answer to any teachers prayer and more friends than an onion has coats. Bonne Knight because of her very interesting personality and cheerful attitude toward every- thing in general. and be- cause she was one of the two sophomores who inan- aged for a role in the all-school play. .36. Barbara Folley for her V i v a c i o 11 s personality which wins many friends, her outstanding singing ability. and because she established a new sopho- more talent record with the lead in the all-school play. 331 FRED Cosa, President Doms Pnxrr. Secretary-Treasurer - 7944444 'V' NARCISSUS EASTERLING, Vicc-President Ronan' MAYFIEl,D, Reporter Sophomores H+ ,gi 45+ Reaching for The Stars WAY BACK in 1938, there began in Nor- man High School, a noise. This noise, regarded by the ninth graders with disdain, the juniors with amusement, and by the seniors with tolerance, developed into the sophomore class. They prefer to be known as the senior class of 1942, but for the present let us call them sophomores. In this likely looking group you may find talent of all varieties. There are future artists, dramatists, musicians, poli- ticians, social butterflies, and not a few general nuisances. As a whole, though, they are well above average in intelligence, leadership, and the other good qualities which are deemed essential to successful living. In an early class meeting this enter- prising group elected Robert Mayfield as its president, assisted by Narcissus East- erling, vice-president, Doris Pratt, secre- tary, and Fred Cobb, treasurer. With these at their helm, the sophomore class has steered its way through the first year in senior high with unusual cleverness. In the all-school play at the beginning of the year, the sophomore class was ably repre- sented by Barbara Folley and Bonne Marie Knight. By some stroke of genius, coin- cidence, or just plain management, Barbara had the title role in the play-"The Brat"- one well suited to her personality. Praise is due Rosalie Rayburn, Jacque- line Hickman, Narcissus Easterling, Mary Anne Murphy, Robert Mayfield, and Ro- berta Strong for consistently making the honor roll. The sophomore sponsors, Miss Lane, Mrs. Ward, Mr. Bell, Mr. Davis, Mr. Ander- son, and Miss Walker, as well as the rest of us who know the class, look forward to its future activities with great interest. Some day we shall probably be saying "We knew them when-." 37' ToP Row: Harry Henschled. George Ware, Paul Stone. Ken- neth Long. Fred Cobb, Bob Berry. SECOND Row: Don Sfindifer, Leroy Stibbens, Linn Geyer, L'oyd Covey. Jerry Warden, Clarence Timmons. Kenneth Smith, Tom Stuart. THIRD Row: Bill Shriner, Eu- gene Sharum. Charles Smalley, James Thompson. Charles Ru- therford. Louis Snake, Jack Birchurn. Wendell Shell, Odessa Whitaker. FOURTH Row: Geneva Howard. Josephine Rogers, Rosalie Ray- burn, Martha Sellers, Della Wampler. Martha .Io LaMar. Alberta Essarv. Mildred Su'll- van. Dorwin Wilcox. FIFTH Row: Birdie Floyd, Hazel Slnipkins, Doris Stoaner, Doris Summers. Lawana Wam- pler, Lillie Herman. Eva Jo Hutchins. Sally Ann Webb. Betty Tilley. Borroivi Row: Wanda Lee Franklin. Norma Jean Coffey. Cordia Mae Dougherty, Wanda Lou Wilson. Annazell Furbee, Jewel Williams, Pearl Staff, Jean Young, Arlene Wilkinson. 'ni-i wlfvn TOP Row: Charles Corbin, Billy Joe Cate. James Brooks, Earl DeArman. Melvin Chap- man, Charles Bumgarner. SECOND Row: George Cope- land, Dwan Clow. Van Bryson. Dale Alexander, Jack Easley, Robert Cllnkenbeard. Harold Black. THIRD Row: Margaret Brad- ley. Marie Chilles. Ella Mlae Dodd. Anne Combs, Kathryn Cooley, Betty Billings. Virginia Boyle, Melba Lee Clow, Betty Sue Claxton. FOURTH Row: Betty Arthur. Betty Lee Bicknell, Glenna Banks, Betty Lou Davis, Betty Bumgarner. Bobbie Jean De- vers, Lillian Brown. Patricia Andres, Borrom Row: Lena Bernard, Thelma Brown. Mary Kathryn Blackburn. Betty Black, Mil- dred Allred. Erma Jean Creger. .Juanita DeWitt, Louise Diehm, Ada Mae Alexander, me F00WgmS , l S . M-bara 8138: flfxeadliner Toe Row: Stephen Miller, Paul Robinson. Donald Marrs, Joe Merkle Roy M1111-r. nan- Matrox, Robert MOFI'?Il. SECOND Row: Robert Pugh. Chester Rollins, Ray McElroy, John Moore, Edwin Rose, Billy Linn, Bill Pharoah. Tnnm Row: Gordon Knox, Robert Mayfield, Lamar Jones, Neal Mac- Taggart. Billy Long, Donald Keen, Leroy Lawson, Billy Lee Norris, Mil- ford Kidd, Harlin Sumner. Foum H Row: Billy Thompson, Rachel Lytle, Virginia Keeble, Mar- jorie Ragsdale. Laura Lee Parish, Geraldine Porter, Ruth MacKellar, Daisy Lowery, Nora Long. Firin Row: Imogene Reynolds, Frances Mitts. Nancy Knox. Lillian Joyal. Juli-ne Paris, Violet Johnson, Opal Moten. Ruby Hensley. Borroivi Row: Mary Anne Murphy. Doris Pratt. Kathryn Hersperberger, Bonne Marie Knight. Martha Jean Mayfield. Mary Ruth King, Evelyn Miller, Pauline Kirkendall. Toi' Rowi Billy Hawk. Corlis Fer- guson. Billy Fox. J. C. Gray. James Franklin. Billy Hooper, Melvin Fish- er, J, N. Hooper, Donald Ezzell, Leo Fritch. SECOND Row: Beryl Green, Carrol Harris, Earnest Hogan. Lloyd Free- man, Doyle Homer, Whitney Frost, Floyd Herman, Russell Hill, Jimmy Furbve. THIRD Row: Joanna Jeffers, L0- retta Horner, Ruth Anna Fisher, Jacqllvlyne Hickman, Vera Beth Hallock. Marie Hawkins, Barbara Folley. Louise Holloway. Helen Ho- GRIN. Borrom Row: Flora Gibson, Phyl- lis Force. Wannabell Hastings. Billie He-itz. Edith Goodwin. Ruth Etter. Narcissus Easterling. Mary Fae Grant. Marty Johnson. Il' Sponsors MR. AR1.o Davis Miss VERA LANE Ma. EMORY ANnr:nsoN MRS. ALLIE MAE WAHI! MR. ADOLPH BELL Miss Tru-TLMA WALK:-.n 2 if ,-eff 5 GLANCE at Norman High School's sports achievements this past school year proves that Norman High School now has as fine an all-round sports program as any other school in Oklahoma. Jack Gray won the state interscholastic golf champion- ship, the football team finished third in the strong Mid-State league and defeated Corpus Christi, Texas state champions, our basket- ball team won the Mid-State conference and Ray Boyd, one of our swimmers, is threat- ening to be the sensation of the coming state high school aquatic meet,' and we have always entered full squads in track and field, crosscountry, wrestling, baseball, and tennis besides fostering junior high school intra- mural home-room competition in six-man football, basketball and track and field. Nobody can say Norman High School is just a one-sport school or 'that our sports program is just for a few. Our idea is to give all our students am-ple opportunity to acquire proficiency and pleasure in a sport they can pursue in later life, as well as enjoy while they are in school. CHARLES STOGNER Coach Fl:-' nf,-,4 L - 'HL ' A, R ,. x W A- NT, we Wmww, .W A . .,,,, A x WML M. N .. , ., MAL . I mv mrmwx Nm WW, X .KN -X Q.. A, X WNSWMA , .,1,,,, .gf mmm may M, wwf ,www Q .XM F .,,.,.3I..W..1' "f"f.,,.,.r,..A. WV. A-2: 11,5 -- fr Q- . 11: 1 ' . A,.' Q' QA, . nnninpnapuamr , 1 'xg 1 W H 2 b P .: .. JZ... K . - .l"' I 'Q x PM 1-, . , ! ...,. ,Ng :,.. ...,,. ,mi Touchdown Toiers If 9015! E COACH' s- S F P-G9 INA1. Co CH C m. 'Wi WARN-IN Chalky' S-rocm:n G BY JOHN BUMGARNER DESPITE the hot weather, fifty boys reported to Coach Stogner and Assistant Coach Davis. Within three week's time they had selected the best eleven from those and hammered them into shape for the first game. Our season opened against a heavier Purcell team whose determin- ation to win was so great that we were able to score only one touchdown. "Red" Boyd failed to convert and the game ended 6-0, Norman. Enjoying an open date the next week, the Tigers prepared for the Corpus Christi Buccaneers. A large group of loyal fans gave them a warm send-off to the coast city on Wednesday evening. The following Sunday the same group met the team as they brought home a 13-2 victory. Corpus was so impressed by Norman's prowess that when they selected an all-opponent team, three members of our squad were on it. The following week it was the Tigers against the Tigers, but the smooth running and passing attacks of Norman completely baffled Ardmore as We marched to a 27-0 trimuph. For the second time, Norman traveled to Texas to tangle with the Amarillo Sandies. The high altitude and a slight weight advantage enabled Amarillo to defeat us 19-6. Returning to their state, Norman met the Duncan Demons, considered at that time as one of the most formidable teams of the state. At the end of the first half Norman led 12-0, but Duncan came back red-hot in the second half and chalked up a 13-12 victory. The Chickasha game, our first in Mid-State competition, was exceptionally good, despite the fact that we trounced the Chicks 19-0. The next week, the Tigers shellacked their second Mid-State foe, the El Reno Indians, with such ease that Coach Stogner was able to use his entire squad in the game. Final score Norman 27, El Reno 0. Norman met a Stonewall defense in their homecoming game with the Central Cardinals of Oklahoma City. The fighting Tigers drove to the five yard line once and to the eight another, but we failed to score. Central scored one time and defeated us 6-0. A week later Norman bounced back with a 6-0 victory over the Capitol Hill Redskins of Oklahoma City. Battered and bruised .l+2. TOP Row: J. L. Martin. Howard Wampler, Joe Saunders, J. E. Richey, Arvil Rolfe, Wilburn Hagood, Billy Kiracofe, J. D. Garrison. SECOND Row: "Chalky" Stogner, W. A. Epperson. Wayne Robertson, Kenneth Long. Max Fischer. Coy Kersey. John Boyd, David Steen. "Skivey" Davis. THIRD Row: Ray McE11'oy. Jack Young. Gene Adams, John Bum- garner, Harold Hill, Ray Wampler. Tom Hairell, Jeff Fuller. Maurice Hively, Student Manager. Bovrom Row: J. N. Hooper. Robert Mayfield, Donald Marrs, Norman McNabb. John Mooney. Jot Law, Gene Kirby. from our tough schedule, we ended the season with the traditionally tough Shawnee Wolves. The powerful Wolves defeated us 13-7. Out of the ten games Norman played, they won six and lost four. In the Mid-State Conference, one of the toughest prep circuits in the state, the Tigers tied for third with three wins and two losses. The seniors are: Max Fischer, one of the best centers in the state, was selected on the All State team. John "Red" Boyd, an outstanding end on both offense and defense, was selected as an end on the All Mid-State team. Harold "Brains" Hill, quarterback, whose brainy signal calling pulled Norman out of more than one tight spot, was also selected on the All Mid-State team. W. A. "Dub" Epperson, guard, came here from Wilson High-a plucky lineman who scored one touchdown for Norman. Gene Adams, a light, fast charging, guard, was in the heart of almost every play on defense. Jeff Fuller, tackle, was more than ready to play when Coach Stogner needed him. Tom Harrell, although a reserve tackle, played so efficiently that he started several games. Howard Wampler, a lineman converted into a blocking back, was effective on both defense and offense. Coy Kersey, a big lumbering half-back, added to the deception of our team with his left-footed kicking and left-handed passing. John "Bum" Bumgarner, understudy for two years to an all-state sixty minute center, was the old reliable. QE -E140 N , Yagi ER, ES T Y xviwa ENSE . 14 3 . Football JOE SAUNDKKS. Hrzvlr RAY WAMPLUI. End BILLY KIRAC'OP'E, Buck GENE ADAMS, Guard Anvil. Rulkrt, 7'm'l.'Ic' JI-:FF I-'U1.LEn, 7'r1ckIv JOHN BUMGARNLR, Cvnter J. E. R,1c'm,Y. End WAYNE Rrvm-R'x'soN, Guflrcl JACK YOUNG. Guard .L5L+. ettermen .aww mv- Y Kfznsx-Y, Baci: W. A. EPPERSON. G11llI'ff DAVID STE!-JN. Taclvlc' FII-lNNl','I'lI LUNG, EMI wmm WAMVLI-an, Uuvlr MAX F'1sCHr1R, Center Tom HAHRllLl.. Tuvlflc VVIIJIUHN HAQGKYCPII, Hari. HAROLD HILL, Back Jmm Buvn, End .l1.5. JACK GRAY JOHN BOYD BOB BERRY ELTON DAVIS FRI-D C0 Fo ward Guard Forward Guard G, U d sv -av .1-. lik xsx 'iff Mile-A-Minute Maneuvers N THEIR 1940 season the Tigers were very successful. They seized the Mid- State championship cup from the Central Cardinals who had held it for two succes- sive years. In the regional tournament at Ada, the Tigers went to the finals by de- feating Henryetta and Pauls Valley. How- ever, a strong Ada club defeated Norman in the finals to claim the right to play in the state tournament. Norman was the defending champion of the Edmond Tournament and was touted to win the cup again this year. However, Pawnee tripped the Tigers in the first game 30-28. Normanls first game of the season was with the Edmond State Teacher's College freshmen, whom they defeated 25-22. During the Christmas Holidays the team traveled to the northern part of the state where they whisked past Enid 35-22, lost to Tulsa Central 24-19, and breezed through Muskogee 27-21. Ardmore defeated the Tigers 27-23 in a hot contest in Norman's dribble hut. Jumping into conference play, the Tigers bounced over Classen 33-14, singed the Chickasha "Chicks" 36-18, 'scalped the Capitol Hill "Redskins" 36-18, and scamp- e1'ed over the El Reno Indians 30-23. Continuing their winning streak, the Tigers defeated the Shawnee Wolves 55-28. Next came Moore in a non-conference game to be mowed down by the Tigers 35-15. A fast Central quintet came to Norman and skinned the Tigers 32-22 for the team's first loss in conference play. However, the Tigers bounced back to defeat Shawnee 45-34 and clean the Chickasha "Chicks" 39-27. Ardmore again tripped the Tigers in a tight game 37-29. Norman trounced its next four opponents, El Reno, Central, Classen, and Capitol Hill by the scores of 28-25, 30-22, 30-28, and 38-34, respectively, to claim the undisputed championship of the Mid-State Conference. Norman's pride reached the bursting point when the team proudly presented to the school the shiny new gold Mid-State basketball trophy and deposited it for pos- terity in our new display case in the hall. Since the athletic council's dispute over the advisability of giving an award for Mid- State contestants made us barely escape losing our hard won trophy, the receipt of it seems doubly precious. Norman is also proud of its coach who can take few boys and small boys and transform them into champions. frifrifr A WINNING SHOT KEEP AWAY OFF TH3 BACKHOARD FRONT ROW Gray. 1.5 Bob Frfd Cobb. qj Miiznui Row: Russell Davis, managerg Doyle Homer, g7.,' Bill Lancaster. c.,' mug, . James Long, f..' "Skivey" Davis, coach.. A' EAFK Row: John Boyd. Q.: Coy Ker- ww soy, 0.5 Elton Davis, g. Anim "SKrvFx"' DAVIS Basketball Coach : Fred Reynolds. 11: Jack Berry, f.,' Harold Hill, f.,' Q A ' Seaasa YWQWW ass as 'yx0RMH,v 3 W. S' kbs 4? cars Coach Davis's squad consisted mostly of seniors who started when they were sophomores and developed into champions by their senior year. The senior lettermen are as follows: MAX FISCHER: a tall lanky center who scorched the nets with his consistent basket hitting. A dent was put in the team by his mid-term graduation. HAROLD HILL: who as a basketball thief has no equal: he worries a dribbler until the offensive man is a nervous wreck. He was selected on the All Mid-State Team. JACK GRAY: an aggressive little forward who was the high scorer on this year's team. He was also selected on the All Mid-State Team. COY KERSEY: a guard who was converted into a hub- man after the graduation of Fischer. He was an ideal target for under the basket shots. He was also selected on the All Mid-State Team. FRED REYNOLDS: a reserve forward whose never- say-die spirit enabled him to play in almost every game. JAMES LONG: who although a reserve forward, had a keen marksmanship for the basket. JOHN "RED" BOYD: a flashy redheaded guard whose effective guarding acquired for him the name of the "human handcufff' The other lettermen include Elton Davis, Fred Cobb, and Bob Berry. These boys will form the framework of next year's team and will be aided by several promising squadmen. FRED REX NOLDS JAM COY KBRSEY HAROLD HILL MAX PISCHFX Fora ard Guard Center Forward Center BASEBALL SQUAD BACK Row: Dick Sandifer, Lloyd Caddell, Joe Bill Bourland, Harold Hill, Bill Lancaster, Coy Kersey, James Long, Elton Davis, Herchel Sawyer, Arlo Davis, coach. Sump: C. K. Gilmore, Carl Patterson, Loren Butler, Russell Hill, Floyd Deaton, Oren Haug, Donald Canshiaw, Joe Jack Jennings, Bob Nolan, Franklin Harmon, Key Boyd. Mascot: Franklin Long. Spring Sports ORMAN HIGH SCHO0L'S spring sports include baseball, golf, tennis Nand track. Baseball is the newest sport of all. This is its third year and promises to be the best. Arlo "Skivey" Davis found the following lettermen reporting from last year: Coy Kersey, Harold Hill, Elton Davis, Bob Nolan, Key Boyd, James Long, and Herschel Sawyer. Several other outstanding players reported, among whom were Floyd Deaton, Oren Haug, Russell Hill, and Joe Bill Bourland. Floyd Deaton, a freshman catcher, was injured at the beginning of the season, but recovered in time to engage in several games. Oren Haug took over his position and played it very effectively. Norman is a member of the Oklahoma Central League which is composed of eight teams. One of the league rules required each team to play each other team at least twice. At the close of the season, the teams resting in the four top divisions have a playoff, which decides the championship. Last year Norman barely missed the playoff. This year the Tigers hope to win the league title. In the state meet last year Norman advanced to the second round by defeating Okemah. However, they were eliminated in the second round by the Oklahoma City Redskins whom they had defeated earlier in the season. In the tournament played to decide the Mid-State champion- ship the Tigers lost a tight game to Classen, which eliminated them. The team dropped their first game of the season to Noble 7-5. In their second start the Tigers were vanquished by Moore 8-2. Norman collected more hits than did the Moore club, but the numerous errors by the Norman club spelled defeat for them.- Failing to hit their wining stride the Tigers again dropped a tilt 9-8 to a hard slugging Harrah team. Elton Davis, the Norman twirler, held the opposition for five innings. Norman threatened in the seventh inning with two men on base and two out, however Hill popped out to short-stop and the game was over. In the second engagement with Moore the team showed marked improvement on both the field and at bat which resulted in a 10-2 victory. .l58. AL Tennis Tennis has always been a sport in which all the students were inter- ested. However, the school has not produced a winner in the sport since Walter Meade in 1938. With hard training and careful preparation, the team improved this year and was close to the top in every meet it entered. Bob Penny. Mac Jones, Leo Robertson. coach. John Boyd, Pren Hollingsworth. Golf Golf began in Norman High in 1934. The team did not have much luck its first year, but the next year the Tigers had one of the best teams in the state. Through the increasing interest in the sport, a state champion has risen from our school, namely, Jack Gray. Jack was the only return- ing veteran and carried the main burden of the team this year. Emory Anderson, coach, Gene Amspacher, Bill Beecher, Jack Gray. Track Track used to be one of the leading sports of the school when Al Remy, '38, scampered over the hurdles as if these obstacles were not there and Joe Hernandez '38, a dash man, did a one man version of "Gone With the Wind". With more boys reporting and showing more interest in the sport, next year's team promises to be one of the best in the State. BACK Row: Joe Scott, coach. Robert Force, Jolm Boyd. Don Wright, Bobby Andrews. FRONT Row: Charles Manson, Howard Pruitt, Bennie Floyd, L. C. Young. CTO LEX it .1335 fx KR .lLQ. VOLLEY BALL THROUGH THE ARCH YOUNG ACROBAT WALKS ON HER HANDS SPRING SOFTBALL CREATIVE BODY MECHANICS STUNTING DEvELoPs SUPPLENI-:ss Gym for All MRS. H1-:RMxoNi-: Bmscor: Director of Girls' Gym Classes 4"'0nl, fflff' .lfL-Qf36'-"i- ' 1114 APPY, healthy girlhood is promoted in our schools by means of a planned physical education. Each year more than one hundred girls don shirts and shorts to learn the funda- mentals of health and carry out the activities which will help them acquire and maintain good health. The activity side of the physical education program is made up largely of five major types of work: stunts and tumbling or the practice of acrobatic feats on the mats and pyramid buildingg games and relay racesg the practice of folk-dancing, natural, interpretative, and gym- nasticg and the practice of highly organized sports such as volley ball, basketball and soft ball. Mass physical recreational activities as car- ried out in the games and sports have been emphasized because they offer many advantages and have a high degree of recreational content. Stress is placed upon social values which the .5Q. girls may acquire in physical education activities. These include qualities of good sportsmanship, loyalty, cooperation and a sense of responsibility. The various combative sports, and the tumbling activity develop courage, initiative, perseverance, and self-confidence. 71? 'fix' 'its' Norman High School offers a well rounded physical program for the benefit of young grow- ing boys. In summary of our physical education pro- gram we have three major divisions comprising It Q17 gymnastics such as stunts, tumbling, and pyramid-buildingg C21 intramural games-basf ketball, soft ball, touch football and six man footballg and Q33 health and character building, which brings out a boy's place in the community, his associations with his fellow classmates and teaches him to live and let live. Mn. ARLO DAVIS 17lSfT'UCfOT -it BASKETBALL RUGBY VOLLEY BALL TOUCH FOOTBALL PYRAMID RELAYS .5I. IN the intricate maze of a modern choose- whout-you-please activity program a stu- dent has ample opportunity to find himself if he observes a few sign posts along the way. For those who have pep and energy there is the Gingersnaps Club, whose members add vociferous vocal support as well as pul- chritude at all athletic contests. The gamesome senores and senoritas assemble bi-monthly and learn hablar espanol a little more effectively. From the number who have won in the matrimonial game he-men Future Farmers must learn to judge something more than bovine beauty. The Home Makers dream and fill hope chests. Some of the sober-minded find outlet for their good works through Hi-Y. Young scientists consort in experiments and add a few new formulas-as well as occasional explosions. The future Nobel prize winners expose their talents in Creative Writing, while some of the would-be journalists hope the European war holds out long enough for them to cable home the "real" war dope. Nor does the embryo prima donna or Philip Sousas want for a chance in the numerous musical organizations of the school. The above, along with dramatics and art prove that the student of Norman High School who does not find some interest out- side the three R's has only himself to blame. MRS. ALLIE MAE WARD 5: as ' ': " i-g,.'i:'.m...' M 1 fx ,1 , ' ,V b ,fy , , X h 1 ' ,, im. 1 , .' DICK HAWES ditor-zn-Chief DUANE LUNGER Business Manager MARY ELLEN BOYD BOB PENNY MARGARET BRAKE RAY BOYD VIDA RAE WILSON ROBERT ORTENBURGER Worl BY MARY ELLEN BOYD ITH a first class honor rating achieved by the 1939 yearbook clutched in our hands to encourage us and to spur us on to greater things, the 1940 "Trail" staff began the year with a definite goal in mind-that of bringing home an All American yearbook. Of course an undertaking of this sort requires money, but under the capable management of Duane "Dale" Lunger, our business manager, our finances were not so much of a headache. After two campaigns exhibiting our super sales- manship more than two hundred books were sold. Among our money raising schemes was the un- forgotten and unforgetable Senior play, "Big Hearted Herbert". Another was the "Trail" assembly program, which was one of the cleverest of the year. All of our favorite nursery rhyme people were there, Jill Cshe misplaced Jackl, Old King Cole and his three fiddlers, and Peter the Pumpkin Eater with his wandering spouse. The bodies of these well known personages, who ap- peared to such great advantage on the stage were drawn by our art editor Ed "Poochie,' Yates and his assistant, Frank McGee, while their physi- ognomies were our own. These Mother Goose characters advised the student body of some of the secrets of the coming "Trail" and recom- mended an early purchase of the book. This yearls staff is noted for its noisy mem- bers and two redheads, Margaret Brake and Vida Rae Wilson. In a typical meeting Nelda Pearson, our typist, is always pulling her hair because members are slow with their copy and John :ure Bumgarner, sports editor, is constantly looking for his misplaced story. While Vida Rae Wilson, the senior editor, and Frances Jean Westervelt, ieature editor, do a cross-word puzzle to fit the senior pictures with the proper names, Margaret Brake is screaming at Bob Ortenburger, our camera fiend, to get some badly needed snaps so that Ray Boyd, the junior editor, can finish drawing up some mounting boards. To our under- standing and capable advisor, Mrs. Richards, our busy editor, Dick "Doc" Hawes, takes his troubles. ln the corner the assistant and junior business managers, Mary Ellen "Perky" Boyd and Bob Penny are conferring on which moving picture would prove the most profitable if the "Trail" sponsored it. instead of the many sections being strictly in the hands of the various editors, this year the entire staff has had a hand in the selections. Of plans submitted, one is selected. In this same manner pnotograpns were selected. So our book is not the work of individuals but rather the ideas and combined work of a group merged into a compact, yet complete school annual. Although the Staff has worked hard and deserves and receives due credit, we feel the success of the 1940 Trail rests largely on the shoulders of three: Dick Hawes, our dynamic and fiery editor, who has carried us through: Duane Lunger, business manager, Whose quota of ads and willingness to work has helped us tremendouslyg and Mrs. Richards, who has been the guiding hand and guardian angel of the "Trail" staff. iN MRS, W. C. Rlcimnns TRAIL Sponsor Slr1ndi71g72 ED YATES DICK HAWES FRANK MCGEE FRANCES JEAN WESTERVHLT Scaled: NELDA ROSE PEARSUN JOHN BUMGARNER DUANR LUNG!-TR PICTURE MAKING Gingersnap YELL LEADERS VIDA WILSON. LUCILLE FoL1.r:Y NINA MORRIS. Mascot TOP Row: Narcissus Easterling, Betty Vaughn, Frances Jean Westervelt, Ge- neva Fuzzell, Elizabeth Zirnrnerman. Anita Gault, Nelda Pearson, Doris Earls, Virginia Claxton. Velma Rollf, Wannabell Hastings, Dora Phillips. MIDDLE Row: Katharine Foster, Vir- ginia Follmar, Minnie Ruth Thompson. Rachel Surber, Betty Ruth Hitchcock. Pearldyne Easterling, Johnnie Belle McDowell, Alice Dallmeier, Betty Bum- garner. Murel Rector, Mildred Rector. Virginia Sue Payne. Bo1'roM Row: Pauline Webb, Mary Lee Wilson, Mary Elizabeth Roberts, Norma Jo Givens, Martha Teegardin. Zelma Lee Dorland, Dorothy Jeanne Rowley, Mariellen Eskew, Marie Chilles. Ella Mae Dodd, Ruth Etter, Edith Goodwin, Rudine Davie. Tor Row: Doris Blankenship, El- wanda Chastain, Juanita Shelton, Alice Sargent, Melba Lee Clow, Maryelyn Stewart, Mary June Green, Mary Louise Stubbeman, Glovetta Battle, Gertrude Billings, Marjorie Ragsdale, Laura Lee Parish, Opal Burns. Hazel Siinpkins. Alice Strong, Jo Ann Starkey. MIDDLE Row: Charlene Stinson, Betty Joyce Brown, Janice Spinks, Doris Sumner, Doris Boster, Blanche Steely, Mildred Stephenson, Arlene Wilkinson, Nia'ta Beaird, Jewel Wilkerson, Dor- othy Mae Sims, Lucille Borjes, Clarice Davis. Sybil Shepard, Pauline Buxton. Marjorie Williams. BoTToM Row: Clara Southerland, Emma Lou Anderson, Doris Appleby, Norma Jean Goldsby, Martha Jo La- Mar, Dorothy Mae Brown, Catherine Stuart, Lucille Folley, Margaret Brake, Mary Ellen Boyd, Jessie Lee Reppund. Lella Mae Simpkins, Virginia Stafford. Betty Bicknell, Lena Bernard. Pep Club SPONSORS Mas. W. C, Ric:-mans Mas. CHARLES WIEST Toe Row: Arlene Mappes. Dorothy J0 Miller, Clara McNabb. Annazell Fur- bee, Betty Davis. Geraldine Haskins, Dorothy Kuhlnian. Alvena Hickok, Martha Kuhlinan, Irlene Hodam. Dor- othy Rutherford, Pauline Mappes, Col- leen O'Haver. Geneva Howard. MIDDLE Row: Cleo Miller, Virginia Keeble, Lillie Herman. Helen Hodam, Norma Jo Keener. Dorothea Kerr, Mary Alice Kennedy, Nadine Rainbolt, Col- leen Reynolds. Nelda Bea Hively, Jo Myrl Harp. Marjorie Milner, Betty Lou Jackson, Marie Hawkins. Bo'x'roM Row: Mary Virginia Hill, Eva Jo Hutchins, Mary Ruth King, Billie Jean Heitz. Kay Hersperberger, Ruth McKellar. Eloise Floyd. Cordia Mae Dougherty, Martha Jean Mayfield, Helen Huntington. Lois Hankins, Doris Stognfr. Birdie Floyd. Nancy Knox, Mary Anne Murphy. TDP Row: Dawn LaVoe Rippy, Mary Elizabeth Wilinuth, Helen Anderson. Essie Wanda Warden, Betty Jo Sloan, Lessie Haun. Betty Billings, Eleanor Read. Madge Evans. Phyllis Force, Vera Beth Hallock, Mary Edwards, Raydoice Carter, MIDDLL Row: Martha Sellers, Rachel Lytle, Jeanne Coffey, Doris Rippy. Bette Jo Taylor, Anne Combs. Bonnie Marie Knight. Barbara Folley. Bobbie Jean Dever. Kathryn Cooley. BOTTOM Row: Rosalie Rayburn, Glen- na Banka. Marilyn Steen. .Juanita Rice, Doris Ridpath. Irene Haxel, Della Wampler, .Josephine Rogers, Billie l-rances Alexander, Virginia Boyle, Jac- quelyne Hickman. Ju.ene Paris. Fooling the Animals ROFITABLE for all! Future Farmers of America with their creed-to practice brotherhood, to honor rural opportunities and responsibilities, to develop those qual- ities of leadership which a Future Farmer should possess, and to help make a name for our school, our community, and state- and with every man a vital cog in our progressive machinery-this is the F. F. A. of Norman, Oklahoma. A total of sixty-five boys are enrolled as active members in Vocational Agri- culture. The class, made up of twenty- seven freshmen, sixteen sophomores, twelve juniors and ten seniors under the guidance of Mr. Foreman, Vocational Agriculture instructor, have improved their outstanding records over the previous years. In the first competitive event, the chap- ter won for the second consecutive year, the Oklahoma Farmer-Stockman cup, filled with a twenty-five dollar cash award. State Champion teams were: Class A and B Horticulture and the winning Entomology team. Two boys were awarded the Junior Master Farmer degree, which was the first time since the Norman Chapter has been organized that any boy has received this honor. The next feat accomplished by the Future Farmers was the winning of the weekly summer camp banner at Watts, Oklahoma. This event, based on compe- tition in sports, camp spirit, and attendance, was won for the fourth consecutive year by Norman High F. F. A. The boys carried away all the major trophies offered in the state fairs. These included a blue ribbon on our collective exhibit, and four state champion teams in poultry, dairy, terracing, and crops. We won the Tulsa State Fair all-around trophy TOP Row: J. L. Martin, Ralph Matlock, Chester Rollins, Cecil Bowles. Corlis Ferguson, Lamar Jones, Roy Miller. Harley King, Melvin Fisher, Charles Smalley, James McDaniel, Willie Walton, Lincoln Whitaker, Harold Meyers, Dale Mattox, Harold Nailon. SECOND Row: E, F. Foreman, instructor. Raymond Wilcox. Joe Markle, Wiley Duff. Wayne Lessly, Robert Pugh, Leo Cleveland, John Henscheid, Robert Williams, Ernest Kuhlman, A. J. Turk. Alvin Bledsoe, Ralph Cox, Billy Hill, Melvin Rose, Earl DeArman, Robert Morren. Gene Westervelt. THIRD Row: J. L. Harris, Bobby Lee Diehm, Harold Morten, Harold Ketner. Albert Hall, Robert Ezzell. Charles Tuell. Bennie Floyd, Bill Pharaoh, J. R. Kirkeridall, Maurice Townley, Clarence Bryant. Bo'r'roM Row: Donald Capshaw. R. C. Dollar. Bob Thomas, Milford Kidd, Jimmy Furbee, Donald Ezzell, John Foster, Robert Chastain, Billy Paine, William Sterling. mlm ,swzsm-tsssmQ:-,Wmrsmwsrm swf W was X ' at mmf ,spam-, me-was us: BETTY BUMGARNER F. F. with the highest record ever set by any chapter, and also 105 ribbons on our poultry exhibits in the junior division of the Tulsa show. The poultry team, consisting of Ralph Matlock, Wayne Lessly, and J. L. Martin, Jr. won a trip to the Kansas City American Royal to represent Oklahoma in the National Poultry Judging Contest. The Dairy team, which placed first, was made up of Lincoln Whitaker, Ralph Matlock. The members of the crops team were Donald Capshaw, James McDaniel, and Dale Essary. At the Oklahoma City State Fair we again won the all-around trophy, finishing with the state champion teams in Dairy and Poultry. This again offered a trip to the Kansas City American Royal, in the field of Dairy Judging. Craving new competition, we sent our poultry to the Texas State Fair at Dallas. We swept the premiums from the Texas Future Farmers and had the champion bird of the show exhibited by J. L. Martin, Jr. A total result of the three state fairs showed that the boys had taken in over five hundred ribbons on their poultry and had made over 331200 in fair premiums, of which most has been spent improving the agricultural project of the boys. The boys have 3,000 head of poultry, 350 head of hogs, 4 dairy cows, 16 beef animals, 30 head of sheep, 11 horses, 17 acres of orchard and 42 head of turkeys, which are Queen actually owned by the boys in the chapter. We have given blood tests to over 7,000 birds, started 10,000 shrubs for beautifying homes, culled over 8,000 head of poultry, and pruned 23 grape vineyards. Other im- portant jobs that were done successfully by the Norman Future Farmers are as fol- lows: C15 holding the fourth invitational dairy judging contest, C25 sponsoring the fourth annual basket supper, and C35 giv- ing a box supper to raise a one-hundred dollar pledge for a contribution in the 344,000 Future Farmer Dormitory on the Oklahoma State Fair Ground. The Future Farmers have carried on a successful banking process within the chapter for the past years. This year over 35300 dollars, made on projects, prizes, and sale of stock, have been deposited in the savings bank. The money may be checked out at any time and there is no charge of interest on the deposited money. The boys also have a thrift bank that has loaned S150 to over thirty different boys, with a rate of six per cent interest for any amount of time convenient for the boyg however some type of security must be furnished with each loan. The presiding officers for the year were Raymond Wilcox, president, Ralph Mat- lock, secretary, and Mr. E. F. Foreman, advisor. Twenty-five regular business meetings were held by these officers during the year. .5q. "Music: Hath Power . . .H 0, NO! When I do my hands this way, I mean get soft. Do I have to draw a picture for some of you? All right, now let's try it again and this time watch me These words may be heard almost any day during the third hour coming from the music room in the junior high building. While these remarks may sound like those of a slave driver, it is only Mr. Milton Bradley directing his glee clubs. Even though his method might be construed as a firm one, it gets results, and "Milton", as he is called by most of his students is well-liked and appreciated. The vocal music department is larger this year than ever before. It is comprised of a large boys' glee club, an equally large girls' glee club, and a mixed chorus whose voices are hefty enough to raise the roof of the auditorium in senior high any day just by letting them emit naturally. The boys' and girls' quartets are very 7 .IH 7 at the beck and call of some civic or school organization or at the request of some individual who desires high class entertain- ment. Future aspirants to quartets will have a high mark to shoot at if they wish to equal or better the success of the three quartets this year. Mr. Bradley has started something new in Norman High-an a capella choir. There have been numbers sung without accom- paniment in previous years, but never be- fore has a music director in Norman High School had a complete a capella choir. Dur- ing its rehearsal about the most frequently heard Bradley expression is "Give us the pitch-ah, on key again. We are getting' better." Or "That's flat! Start over again, and this time, please try to stay on pitch." In the two years which he has taught in Norman High School, Mr. Bradley has brought about noticeable improvements in his department. The glee clubs and the soloists, coached by Mr. Bradley, walked generous with their talent and time and appear on programs many times each week off with enough honors to satisfy even the most ambitious. MIXED CHORUS CLUB Tor Row: Geneva Sutton. Mary Louise Creveling. Margaret Bradley. Betty Jo Sloan. Jacquelyne Hickman, Josephine Rogers, Bill Monical. Rav Wampler. Jack Warren, J. H. Birchum. Gerald Grntts. Charles Fisk, Rachel McCutchen. Rachel Surber. Ruth Anna Fisher, Bonne Knight. SECOND Rowi Juanita Rice, Rachel Lytle, Kathryn Cooley, June Hodge. Betty Boyd. Della Wampler, Earl Cunningham, George Meyer, Ed Hudson. Charles Gossett. O. M. Murray. L. C. Young, Madge Evans, Vera Beth Hallock, Betty Lynn, Rosalie Rayburn, Wanabelle Hastings. THIRD Row: Ann Compton, Carolyn LaMar. Lillie Rose Beach, Phyllis Hale. Betty Ruth Hitchcock, Jeanne Coffey. Bobby Hawk. Richard Patterson, Gordon Hopper, Sam Ambrister, Harry Landt, Dawn Ripny. Doris Lee Stogner, Mary Elizabeth Wilmnth. Irene Haxel, Martha Sellers, Barbara Folley. BOTTOM Row: Marilyn Steen. Bonhie Jean never. Alice Rice. Betty Ruth Hughen. Doris Ridpath. Norman Hoover, Bill Logan, LeRoy Leslie, Robert Mayfield. Frank Hawk, Jack Borjcs. Margaret Brake, Eleanor Read. Helen Anderson, Essie Wanda Warden. Betty Bumgarner, Phyllis Force. ma .Q .anna-si-Newman Girls' Quartet Nine superior, eight ex- cellent, and two good ratings were brought home from the district elimination music con- tests at Oklahoma City. The girls' quartet rated superior and will compete in State finals. Marilyn Steen, Mary Elizabeth Wilmuth. Betty Bumgarner, Essie Wanda Warden Boys' Quartet Along with the ten in- dividual winners in the elimination vocal contest, two of whom won super- ior ratings, the boys' quartet scored excellent. They will not compete in the State finals. W. A, Epperson, Tom Howard C, M. Murray. Jack Borjes Mixed Quartet Specializing in light elassicals and madrigals, the mixed quartet scored excellent in the district contests. The ratings are superior, excellent, good, fair and poorg however, only superior ratings participate in the State finals. Earl Cunninghani, Doris Ridpnth, .Juanita Rice. Charles Gossett Cn Parade HE NORMAN HIGH Band is fast becom- ing a great asset to Norman High School and the community of Norman under the able direction of Mr. Glenn S. Millice, Who is directing for his second year in Norman. The aim of the band is to establish for itself a place among the best bands in the state both in marching and musical ability. The band as a whole is not an experienced one. To overcome this Mr. Millice has arranged technic classes for the different sections, which are super- vised by music students from the Univer- sity. He has also brought in several mem- bers from the grade schools to offer them experience. A cornet trombone, and clar- MR. GLENN S. MILLICE, Band. Director 'Yr Q '20 71,07-1 Q , 'bp 10 X40 so 5- :59 vs N 4 1144 Grier Sfhlzto J W ffl '7v,,i"a,. FRONT Row: Othel Motsenbocker, Dan Sims, Bill Patton. Harold Conley, Tom Nielson, Irene Haskett, Edith Goodwin, Patricia Andres, Mary Ruth Mclvllakln, Denny Garrison, Betty Jo Kerr. Eugene Locke, Gordon Knox. Sscoma Row: Jo Ann Garms. Billv Owens, Morris Levy, Patricia Collier, Joanna Hersperger, Vernon Slajer, Jack Hoislngton, Eddy Ambrister, Ed Webb. Leo Tarpley, Mac Rupnow, J. S. Bowers, Fred Cobb, Jack Springer. John Mooney, Linn Geyer. Bert Kennedy, Jerry Thompson, Bob Berry, Robert Conklin. THIRD Row: Jeanne Huffstutler. Earl McIntyre, Eva Leslie. Jean Carter, Sally Webb. Jack Hooper, Jerry Warden. Bill McGinty, Lee Bettes, Robert Taylor, Jack Patton. Juanita Slajer, Eldon Hatfield, Bryce McFall. Bacx Row: Virginia Shaw. Jack Stone, Gray Maxson, Jack Birchum, Jewel Wilkerson, James Fisk. Lessie Smith. Betty O'Haver, Paul Graves. Ruby Fay Shultz, Glenn S. Millice, Violet Woodlakc, Dorothea Kerr. sswvwemn v if . f rf IZ - wms'1uzzw'1 ' x s- .xi-:wiasz w' Y ,.r.a , - gig ...msc r sw " W wsmaw . ' 4-f -:,::,. .:.,:. ea- V. 'I .. . '. .. . 5 .. 2:35 ,ig x V V X Q s -e dsx, NrM,,,Mwawmwx- , t r i ,. Y L. WW sifssssws--sw V , A . ., r Q sn .sf-s -- -T VN . - r T -. . ..sfrg,s.yffsa,., sag- Q Wes E' 1 , if as K .pg'r?tas f f W' NH 1. 'sf .M ' s 4 1 fs ., .sw KW' A - V W ' .. ' - - Y e .flfifii "'- ' if M fc ' W ' . My . . a :ff K E y x g. .. , Mmwv no . Y, X ' 5' 2, T it , . if i W M '-ws 45 -.- T 1 ,fi ' t Q N1 Q35 . 1 1 K Q 'ly . 1 if , x g , t N rw ,NX ik. :tisw he lf ,jim ,X ., Q s, - v I I 1 1 lj Q Y It . f .W . id sum, , YK Q 'S+ K4 diss, ,,-.S , . . . in tg W, Q W, ,. 1 X , E Q g 9, sg gfgjif, ,.,.,, .f - ' , ' 'K ' Q V A f ,,,, ' l - i i it -' .Q H vi. . Q , U ' jf if , . , 13 Q I -:Q if t we 1 K Jia ' 1.5, ..., V in ,W ' Q 'ij 4' ' h fr ' . H I .. ' . , Y' ' , . Q f' - L W x U M 1, r , N. MR. GLENN S. MILL1CE'S MARCHXNG BAND READY Fon THE PARADE inet quartet have been organized and have given several performances in public. Early in the fall a drive was organized to purchase uniforms for the band. With the cooperation of the business men and different organizations in Norman this drive was successful and the result was the outfitting of the band in neat, black uniforms with orange trimmings and black and orange caps. The school purchased a new concert bass drum, two new bass horns, a bass violin, and a cello. These add as much to the band as do the new uniforms. At the beginning of school, much time was spent in marching practice. Some of the new members had a little trouble with the "Swiss Turn", "Military Turn", "Coun- ter March", but under the direction of of I 6 099' X3 v- eff Jerry Thompson, our very, very capable vest pocket edition of a Drum Major, the band kept in step and gave some splendid exhibitions at the football games last fall and in parades during the year. The marching band numbers 50 pieces and has added Drum Majorettes this year. Later in the year Juanita Rice, a very cute and pretty senior, was elected "Band Queen". In a special assembly and in an impressive ceremony, escorted by Robert Conklin, she was crowned by Jerry Thompson. If the organization continues to progress as it has in the last two years, Norman High School will have a band of which to be proud. The credit for organizing and building up a creditable band should be given to Mr. Glenn S. Millice. .63. vvpi A 3',.I..L at Because of the desire to improve their writing, the Creative Writing Club was organized three years ago. Its popularity has developed so rapidly that the member- ship has advanced to include twenty-five students in Senior High School. The publication of t'Penpoints,' maga- zine showing fruits of their labor has be- come an annual production. Ed Yates was elected editorg Margaret Brake, humor editorg Mary Ellen Boyd, poetry editor, and Vida Rae Wilson, business manager. In 1939 the club produced two winners, one in poetry writing and one in short story writing in the Invitational Writing Contest at Edmondg also in the State Contest at Oklahoma University a member tied for first place in the writing contest and won first in the poetry division. Mrs. Allie Mae Ward sponsors the club and the interest of the students for poetry has doubled since they write it themselves. Creative Writing Fmsr Row: Betty Ruth Hitchcock, Helen Huntington. David Lytle. Leon Gardner, Robert Clinkenbeard, Eugene Sharum. SECOND Row: Dorothy Gardner, Ella Mae Dodd, Mary Ellen Boyd, Frances Jean Westervelt, Rex Marrs. Max Long. THIRD Row: Vida Rae Wilson, Mar- garet Brake. Dick Hawes. Mrs. Allie Mae Ward. Ed Yates. Science Club FIRST Row: Kathleen Wood. Elizabeth Zimmerman. Myloe Wilson. SECOND Row: Mrs, Eva Solomon, Rob- ert Force, Lucille Folley. Dick Hawes, Doris Rippy, Betty Jo Taylor, Dick Sandifer, Harry Gilmore, Neal Yowel. The Junior Academy of Science, affil- iated with the Oklahoma Academy of Science for high schools, stimulates interest in science problems, vocations and studies. Dick Hawes is president of the organ- ization and presides at the regular meetings at which reports and experiments of com- mon interest are presented. The October field trip for specimens ended in a picnic supper and brought many interesting and enjoyable subject matters to their dis- cussions. An interesting development in the club's activities is the study of taxidermy. At present the organization has mounted about thirty birds of the hawk family. The club's mascot is a human skull belonging to a small Indian boy. This skull was found in a river bed near Norman. Mrs. Eva Solomon, botany and Zoology instructor, sponsors the club and their activities. .6u. ' Qur u b s big Home Economics FaoN'r Row: Thelma Brown, Merle Niederinaier. Kathryn Blackburn, Ve- nita Faye Warren, Priscilla Merkle, Charlotte Ezzell. Sr,coNn Row: Annazell Furbee, Wil- helmine Kuhlman. Lena Bernard. Doris Elankenship. Doris Warren. THIRD Row: Pauline Kirkendall, Ber- tha Valouch, Alberta Essary, Hazel Bartholomew. Mildred Allred, Juanita Slajcr. Roberta Strong, Louise Deiin. Ruby Hensley. Odessa Whitaker, Dor- othy Ragsdale. Catherine Barnes. Mary Long, Lucille Bette-s. BACK Row: Edith Kasbaurn, Miss Thelma Walker. sponsor, Rosetta Jones, Clara. Furbee. Alice Strong, Ada Mae Alexandcr. Lucitn Barnes. Spanish Club STANDING: Jack Warren, Alfredo Beh- rens. Vivian Harpole. sponsor, Efrain Barberii, Virginia Claxton. Floyd Far- mer. Essie Wanda Warden. Virginia Sue Payne. Albert Brent, sponsor. Sxcrrnnz Ed Hudson. Betty Vaughn. Lella Mae Simpkins, Eloise Floyd. Alice Strong. Madge Evans. Doris Earls, Nelda Pearson. The Future Homemakers Club was or- ganized in 1936 and today it has almost forty members in the senior division. Alice Strong has been the capable presi- dent for three years, a record for anyone. Other officers are Doris Warren, vice- presidentg Clara Furbee, secretary, Juanita Slajer, treasurer, and Priscilla Merkle, cor- responding secretary. The outstanding activities are the annual Mother and Daughter Banquet and the party for the F. F. A. organization. The club sent representatives to district Home Making Club meetings and attended the convention in Oklahoma City. To aid all incoming presidents and secretaries to know their duties, plans were completed for a new training school to be held in August at Stillwater. The club program includes studying hobbies, and the accomplishments of women in the world of today. The youngest club is the Spanish group organized last year in order to promote a better understanding and enjoyment of our Spanish speaking neighbors. Nelda Pearson served as president this yearg Virginia Sue Payne, vice-president: Alice Strong, secretaryg and Doris Earls, treasurer. Meetings were held on alternate Mon- days at the high school Where Spanish plays, games, and programs were enjoyed. Nelda Pearson won first in '39, in state competition in Spanish I. The final meeting of the ye.ir held in April climaxed itself in a Mexican formal dinner held in the home of one of oui' members. Typical Spanish food was served accompanied by music, songs, and games of Spanish origin. Mr. Albert Brent, modern language instructor. sponsors the organization, as- sisted by Miss Vivian Harpole. .65. The Hi-Y club has been in Norman High School intermittently for eighteen years. Their sponsor is Paul White, formerly a member of the organization in Chickasha, and Mr. Albert Brent. The club maintains and upholds throughout the school and community higher standards of Christian character. Two of its capable leaders are Floyd Farmer, first semester president, and Bill Williams, president this semester. In March the club's members enter- tained dates at their annual picnic and dur- ing April all members were hosts to the Older Boys' Conference held in Norman. The theme was "Living Hi-Y" and more than two hundred and fifty youths from three states, Oklahoma, Texas, and Ar- kansas, took part in the annual sessions. This conference brought together boys interested in living their religion in such a way that all those around them realize they were doing so. Hi-Y FRONT Row: Stephen Miller, Thomas Lewis, L. C. Young, Whitney Frost, Paul White, spzmsor, Bob Penny, Jack Borjes, Ed Hudson, Jack Warren, Rus- sell Smith. Gene Newsome, Melvin Chapman. SECOND Row: Glenn Clark, John Gal- lagher. Pren Hollingworth. STANDINGZ John Ryle, Earl Cunning- iam, Bill Williams, Charles Gossett. Journalism FRONT Row: Frank Hawk, James Long, Russell Smith, Vernon Shadrick, Mary Elizabeth Wllmuth, Tom Howard, Essie Wanda Warden. SECOND Row: Mary Edwards, Imogene Harvey. Alleen Morris, Juanita Shelton, Betty Jo Sloan. Jessie Lee Reppond, Gencva Fuzzell. Doris Boster, Helen Anderson. BACK Row: Odell Dalton, Cleo Miller, Wilhelmine Kuhlman, Doris Warren, Charlotte Ezzell, Effie Maude Merkle. W. A. Epperson, Doris Rldpath, Nelda Pearson, Jack Warren. Virginia Clax- ton, Dorothy Jeanne Rowley, Vida Rae Wilson, Lucita Barnes, Clara Furbee. Sybil Shepard, Juanita Thomas, Bill Peters, Bill Thompson, Joe B111 Bour- land. The journalism class of 1940, sponsored by Mrs. Hermione Briscoe, has produced a weekly news sheets that compiled and spread valuable tid-bits of gossip or news. Through the efforts of Tom Hunt, Nelda Pearson, and Tom Howard as editors, the paper has been an asset to school life. The Tuesday edition with its variety of news was looked forward to with a great deal of anticipation by all. The Norman Tiger has a great repu- tation for winning in newspaper contests throughout the state. For 1939 the Tiger placed first in the newspaper section class in the contest conducted by the Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association. When the judges compiled score sheets of all papers entered, the Norman Tiger netted 862 points out of a possible 1000. The Tulsa School Life, put out by Tulsa's three high schools, was the only student news- paper in the state making a higher score. -66. DRAMA The fate of any production cl e- pends consider- ably on the stage set-up. Only the most capable boys were selected for members of the stage crew. beniois practice co1 iect sitting and stand ing position at 16116211 s f Big Hearted Herbert The Mid - State contest play. "The Duchess Says Her Prayers." was a partial answer to Miss Shaul's p1'ayer as it placed second in big time competition. This float in the Home- coming Parade advertised "The Brat". the all-school play. However. it apparently did the trick, as a huge crowd turned out for the affai1'. wwf? P257 f' 4 fly Jw!! .777 13f'?!fFf'7T:vr mimi M W or It is disconcerting for two women to be in love with the same man. think Angie and Jane as they W1'H1'lg'l6 around over neart. breaker Mac. in the all-school play. "The Brat". LeRoy Leslie ob- jects to rouge and lip-stick. but if it's an actor you expect to be. then. like a man. learn to take the grease-paint that Miss Sliaul is ap- plying. Norman High's dramatic de- partment, including members of the director's staff, stage crew, play staff, and casts, attained new heights this year with first rate performances and record- breaking crowds. Under the direction of Miss Irene Shaul, who returned to her Alma Mater this term as a teacher, plays were given for student enter- tainment, state contests, and radio. Talent among new stu- dents was rapidly discovered and former stage-veterans once again shone in the spotlight. Lines from "The Brat", the all school play given to raise funds for the speech depart- ment, were repeated among stu- dents for weeks afterward, while echos of laughter and ap- plause for "Big Hearted Her- bert", the senior performance, are still resounding in the halls. YMBITION - toil - hope - success - then we turn to the delightful moments of fun and laughter. Running parallel with the stern laws of Duty to which we all must bow if we progress, life holds an abundance of joy and merriment for all of us. From the first day of school we have fun-our greeting to our classmates after a summer's separation, our bus trips to out-of-town games, our parts in the plays, our wins in the state contests, and on and on to the grand finale-the exciting days o f the Junior- Senior reception and the glorious day of graduation. Thus we come to the closing section of our year book and we hope you can laugh with us as you see, 1.91, review, a panorama of the enjoyable sidelights in a high school whose paramount goal is to impart knowledge, build character, and teach students how to enjoy living. MRS. WALTER RICHARDS hR1Q.e.,.1a....x ' .ii?i.QonsMf,...,,,n rg L- -5- U The Sencl-off Hail. hail. the gang was all there- Johnnie. Mary. Uncle Zeke, and Great-aunt Mehitabel, The boys were headed for Corpus Christi to show the "muggs" down there how to play a game called football. With the cheers of the ho-me town mob ringing in their ears our boys were eleven times better. Enrollment With gum in our mouths, sched- ules in our hands, and sweat on our brows, we found ourselves in the big middle of enrollment. If we wanted physics, we took biology and if we didn't want history we took history anyway, Then came those "aw-fuu1" long lines where we had to let our patience be our guides. Even after we got where we were going it was "no more fees today buddy". Queen's Float As any queen graces any throne, so did our homecoming queen. A throne on wheels, upholstered in white crepe paper, fit for our "Miba". November Mrs. Wiest's Floa' The "Shoot That Cardinal" effect on this orange and black frame of Mrs. Charles Wiest's home room float shot the tricky number intc second place, Weather Snows meant fighting for the toughies, ice cream for the softies, and everyone in general draped over slecls. But the tennis coach. Mr. Leo Robertson behind the dimmers, and "hizzoner" Mr. Roberts with his Dr, Jekyll and Mr. Hyde grin, keep their eagle eyes peeled for any who forget the location of the front door when the bell rings. Finals Youre not thinking quite hard enough. One more scratch of the head might get it. Exams are not what you make them but what you make on them. Gingersnap Assembly Girls won't be girls and girls won't be boys. but boys will be girls. A enrl here. some lipstick there. then note the ti ansformation. What was once a boy now isn't. A 0 ae 511' 1 Trail Stall Assembly All ga-ga and eager to do some free ad- vertising, members of the Trail Staff drank from the tountain of youth and headed buck for nursery rhyme days. The result was an assembly with every Mother Goose char- acter from King Cole to his fiddlers three, on the trail ol' ax TRAIL. No Snowballing it always works! ,Wsiwsw-ss Am M Vem ber The surest way for 'i lady s man to keep the girls aww Locker Brigade Schools over for another day, Whoo-- pee-a scramble here ga book thrown in there-and lockers bang in unison. The Daily Grind Down and up. up and down-the daily grind of school. or why shoe leather wis made, Ta rdy The alarm Clock failed to ring but the tardy bell didnt 3:30 to 4:00 o'elock make- up. Via F. F. A. Banquet 'Bring on more chicken," shout the F. F. A. boys. We've earned this banquet, Sketching Three easy lessons on how to paint a tree or what every young artist should know-First. dip the brush in the paint- then swing lightly- and-well-theres the treegput some paint on it. Maker-Uppers Relaxing The teachers inan- age to forget history and English long' enough to- relax and enjoy birthday deli- cacies at Mrs. Sprad- lin's tea party. Wonder if this is the crowd who went to see "Gone With the Wind". Boys. it means a make-up. N -rv""""'fi A ilk M.-......-,ww-wt. .m.M.., M .1 mm' Homeward Bound Good deal! No more "brain taxing" 'til tomorrow. Last 0118 in the bus is a nigger baby! March . "-,N by uf. ' .ctw flat' gg: get Senior Class Meeting President D u a n e having his us u al headache conducting a senior class meet- ing, No -yes - we want a trophy case as our memorial 'ihe ayes have it. Honor Assemby Recognition assem- bly-a place Where so many bouquets are thrown that it smells. If Johnnie put some extra A'oomph" into a field goal- hei'e's where he takes a bow. Spring Madness In the spring a young man's fancy turns to burr hair- Cuts-- Psst -no date as long as you look like a convict. Finals Look fast, ole buddy. It may mean a diploma -another year in high school-or crossed eyes. March A Senior's Happiest Moment Ed Yates proves that hidden among ancient ruins and separating the ears is a thing called 21 brain. gf Landsaw Furniture Co Landsaw Furniture Exc. NORMAN STEAM LAUNDRY 121 W. Gray Ph 71 C3 Il. ANTHONY CEO. Saves You More Serves You Better We're With You TIGERS, Win or Lose! COMPLETE EQUIPMENT FOR 0 BASKETBALL 0 FOOTBALL 0 SOFTBALL 0 TENNIS NQRMANS : 211 E. Main 0 TABLE TENNIS 0 BADMINTON PHOTLC 718 H S tl 6 d U BAKER, urman por Inq nos 0. LINDSAY DRUG SRORE JAMES S. DOWNING, The Druggist Prescriptions Our Specialty i 0 i Ag ncy for Whitman's and Pangb rn's Candy NORMAN , OKLAHOMA H. S. McClIRI.IiY NfJ7'l?lfl7l- Jeweler 124 E. 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MCDOWELL .79. 5l UERRS UE PRURRESS ... "'. . Q66 . Cleveland County s Leadm i Printers and Stationers ' ""' lllll"' , S 89 all The 1940 Trgil was Printed and Bound by , ff ""Z"' ,L jing .1 ll,1l'.l'.lFtff -ii' 4 -V T 'rr n ' t P e a mp S' THE TRRRSCRIPT PRESS HOME or THE NORMAN TRANSCRIPT ANU T1-IE TRANSCRIPT PRI:ss NORMAN Farewell BY DICK HAWES And so we come to the end of the Trail. Through the past four years, as through the pages of this book, we seniors have sought knowledge, worked, built bodies, and learned leadershipg and into our entire program has gone more than a smattering of fun and good-natured horseplay. It is only as graduation time approaches that we begin to realize that these happy school days are not to go on forever. All too shortly our days at Norman High School will draw to a close. The friends we have made and the things we have done will soon be left behind and the virgin fields of the future will be laid open for our entrance. From those fields some few of us shall reap great success and even fame, while others shall gather only what they need to get along on. But what of the friends we leave behind, and what of any reminders of us that may remain? I C I l ONLY ECHOS REMAIN Each individual member of the Trail staff carries in his heart the hope that this book may be one of the outstanding achievements of the senior class. But that is not all. Each senior who leaves Norman High School this spring has left his mark on some phase of school lifeg and we hope that these impressions may go to help build up a constructive spirit that will become part of the fine tradition of Norman High School. 80- 4fw4dxQ4zr-9241220914446 'dawvwvwff ffm -4244! MW ggqxdfwaa-Qwzzzaofyloi few 4.f,44',Q, Ebwbcw G ' ffifo ""'2-Q45-dffv' X330 . 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