North Side High School - Lasso Yearbook (Fort Worth, TX)
- Class of 1949
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Silhouetting the school year at North Side High, the 1949 Lasso
presents pictures and stories ot the organizations and activities that
make school days the busiest days ot the year. Only a shadow ot
1949 can be recorded in this "book ot the year," but in times to
come that shadow should serve as a curtain call tor the happy days
spent atop "Steer hill," Fort Worth, Texas.
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ln summer or winter "the school on the hill" shines brightly in the
photographs and memories of its students. 'Twas in 1937 that Steer-
landers packed their textbooks and moved to the "big whlte school"
that had recently been built amid 32 acres ot campus beauty. At that
time 1100 students overtlowecl the classrooms that are now 'filled by 700
students and 43 taculty members.
Szlffaoueifwi of ca Qeaa - - 1949
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0 Superintendent Joe P. Moore
0 Assistant Superintendent W. A. Meacham
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Striving to keep 5,561 high school students and
their 320 teachers all happy, healthy, and wise is
c big job, and Mr. Joe P. Moore and Mr. W. A.
Meacham, of the Fort Worth Public School Ad-
ministration, are the two strong axles around
which this great toslc revolves.
These are the men who plan your education by
appropriating funds, regulating courses, securing
teachers, and supervising the hundreds of otner
things that are required by on efficient, modern
Mr. Moore has worked up from teacher, vice-
principcl, principal, and assistant superintendent
to his present position as superintendent of the
Fort Worth Public Schools. And, by the way, he
was once a student at North Side.
Mr. Meacham, too, has long been well known
among educators and students ct his post of
assistant superintendent in charge of high schools.
The corralling and branding ot a herd
ot 700 North Side Steers is alt in the day's
work of Foreman Ernest F. Sellars and
Top Hands Margaret Hooker and L. L.
lt isn't an easy business to keep a modern
school on the trail without any stampedes,
but these three wranglers hum their soft
songs ot wisdom and cheer and keep the
Hands and the Herd happy and satisfied.
It takes a heap ot ridin' to keep the
Herd pointed toward its goal, and some-
times the poky ones even have to be
pushed a little, but when the Herd reaches
the end of this trial and steps on the train
toward lite's distant markets. they'll be a
stronger, cleaner breed 'cause these Top
Hands got them started on a good drive.
0 Principal Ernest F. lMan About Schoolj
Sellars is the man to look tor when some-
thing needs tixing around Steerland.
0 Mr. L. L. McCombs, vice-principal,
and Miss Margaret Hooker, dean ot
girls, are the guardian angels of stud-
ents' "rights and wrongs."
0 Mr. H. R. McDaniel, Miss Jessie Schilling,
and Mr. Marcus Moore teach ot the atom,
the primrose, and the electric motor.
0 Miss Kittie Neighbors, Miss Lila Mae
Harwell, Mrs. Emma Hogle, and Mr. L. B.
Morris plan a trip around the world or
perhaps some test questions tor their his-
tory students. Not shown is Miss Jennie
0 Mrs. Fannie Mae Curry, commercial
teacher, and Mrs. Verlyn Campbell, Dis-
tributive Education teacher, hold down the
business tort, together with Miss Bertha
Starr and Miss Anna Leahy, not shown.
9 Algebraic equations and geometric
trapezoids are all at home in the rooms ot
Miss Lena Beck, Miss Katherine Macune,
and Mrs. Dorothy Conway.
9 Shop teachers, Ted Koonce and Bob
Debenport really lcnow their lathes and
0 The "King's English" is taught by Mr.
Mayhew Mantor, Miss Otsie V. Betts, Miss
Frances Schober, and Miss Louise Langley,
plus Mr. Stovall, Mrs. Weatherred, andl
Mrs. Thompson, not shown.
9 Physical Education teachers, Mr. Paul
Snow, Mrs. lna Davies, Mrs. Cara Miilsap,
and Mr. Johnny Stovall, teach sports,
rhyihm, and tair play.
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0 Sergeants Ollie Jacobs and Ross Y. Sim-
mons teach the R.O.T.C. boy to keep his
"shooting eye" steady.
' Special subjecfs 'ceachers include Mr.
W. S. McBirnie, Bible, Mrs. Snow J.
Weatherred, speech, Mrs. Oakley Morri-
son, library, Mrs. Gene Thompson, journal-
ism, and Mrs. Jessie Shropshire, arf.
0 Mrs. Aniia King, clerk, and Miss Aline
Moyleile, registrar, keep 'che office running
smooihly, while Mrs. Juanifa Greer, nurse,
keeps the school on il:s 'feet instead of ils
6 Foods teacher, Mrs. Winnie Addington,
and clolhfng teacher, Miss Mary Davies
greet the camera wi'ch smiles.
0 Mrs. Bidfe Julia l-lodges, chorus and
orcheslra direclor, and Mr. Kenneih O.
Vaughan, band direcior, compare mus'cal
0 President Wayne Cunningham and Vice-
president Kenneth Wilson, January class, pose
in their graduation garb.
' Jeannine R0Uni'l'6C, S6CFCf6fY, basks in the 0 Mildred Paschali sits at the piano tor her
Sun df nooniime- picture as class reporter.
0 Class sponsor, Miss Lila
Mae Harwell, has been the
guiding light tor these
Nineteen hundred and forty-nine-the year ot years tor graduating "Forty-niners." These youth-
ful prospectors will carry with them quite a tew nuggets ot golden memories as they begin their
long tre into the tuture, tor the "big white school" has been a rich gold mine ot memories.
The largest and brightest ot these nuggets were tound, naturally, during the senior year. Re-
member when the senior class rings arrived and hand-shaking greetings jumped to a new high? Or
remember the luxurious Senior Days when graduates-to-be received the royal homage betitting their
high positions? December 18 was the day ot days tor the mid-term class, while June seniors cele-
brated "their" day on April 27 by donning their trilliest dresses and dressiest suits to become the
envy ot the rest ot the school. Both classes were honored with luncheons in the school cateteria and
theatre parties during the atternoon. Senior Day entertainment was turnished tor the student body by
members ot the graduating class in special assembly programs, atter which silver steer head service
awards and citizenship awards were presented.
Graduation glamour came with the tormal seniorudinner dances. Mid-term graduates had theirs
ltree-tor-nothingl on Tuesday, January 18, in the North Side Recreation Building, while Colonial Country
Club was scheduled tor the June dinner dance on May 5.
Another golden nugget was the baccalaureate sermon. For the January seniors it was at the
North Fort Worth Baptist Church on the morning ot January 231 tor the June grads it was at
Farrington Field on May 22. June seniors
had an extra "good time" planned tor
them-a senior picnic and swimming party
on May 20.
The commencement ceremonies, with
their last good-byes, are the brightest
nuggets among all the golden memories ot
the senior year. For mid-term seniors,
January 28 marked their last day as mem-
bers ot the student body. Honor grad-
uates Jean Clark and Cleon, Flanagan
"stole the show" presented that night in
the North Side High School Auditorium.
May 31 is the day to be remembered by
June "Forty-niners" 'for 'twas then that the
alma mater rang truest to their ears as
they received those little white notes tied
with maroon ribbons.
0 Bobby Woody, president ot the
spring class, and Darrow Hooper,
vice-president, check their credits
Class officers get "sho'E". Hawaii iurns out for the Favori+es Election.
Beason, Harry Blessing, John
Clarlr, Jean Cody, Concheita
Cunningham, Wayne Daugherty, Pat
Heilman, Ruby Holland, Vallie Linn
King, Jo Anne
Confwell, Billy Chapman, Carol
Cowori, Elaine Crawford, Earlene
Flanagan, Cleon Fowler, Alma Dee
Lacy, James Laramore, Lena
Senior banquet, huh? The Cats' manager speaks.
Lewis, Alfred McGee, Tecumseh Manning, Ramona Marlin, Joel Mayo, Paul
Mosley, Peggy Nelson, George Oehlschlaeger, Lourene Priddy, Bobby Scribner, Patsy
Tirns, Zadu Vann, Bennie Wilson, Kcnnefh Vwlilson, Patsy Ycles, Bobby
Artisis a+ work! A+ the speakers' fable
Abslier, Geraldine Adams, Linda Adams, Mory Ann Admire, .lere Allond, Larry
Ailrins, Wayne Babb, Doris Beaver, Betty Berry, Bill Bloir, Delores
Blair, Uldene Blessing, Doris Boaz, Don Bohannon, Barbara Boles, Sommie
Borcharclt, Tony Box, Leroy Brown, Jo Ann Burns, Leo Buller, Billy
North Side D. E.'ers decorate tor state convention. Pertect attendance means smiles tor these
Byas, James Byers, Richard Carpenter, Bob Carter, Billy Carter, Jimmy
Chiclr, Juanita Clegg, Eloy Cogburn, Jimmie Collier, Jimmy Cowan, Marvin
Crittenden, Arichie Crow, Roy Gene Davis, Charles H. Davis. George Davis, Kenneth
Davis, Robert Dent, Eddie Doclrery, Helen Drislxill, Joi Ermis, Mary
Just 20,000 more to go! Prize winning journaliaif compare notes.
Franklin, Joyce Friedel, Douglas Farlow, Mcry Gargis, llelen Gaulclen, Lois
DiGiovanni, Emoline Gee, Jimmie Lou Goo'sby. Scottie G'al1am, Hollis Gregory, Alice
Gregory, Genevive Guerry, Bernadean Guerra, Raul Lopzz HGddlX,M6ftl1G Hampton, Mary Jo
Hamm, Velma Ha rbuclc, Wanda Harper, Virginia Harris, Grace Harrison, Woncla
The Lariat is published. Yup, Peggy, that's what he said.
Hartley, Jo Hausenfluclr, Grady Heath, Bobby Helm, Bobby Hill, David
Holiday, Mary Hooper, Darrow Hughes, Helen Huston, Bert Jeffcoot, Potsy
Johnston, Billie Bee Johnston, Lorraine Jones, Ann Jordan, Phillip Kohler, Billie
Kearns, Margaret Keen, Wayman Keith, Dorothea Kelsay, Mildred Kelsey, Lola
That's what makes champion baseballers! Musn't take such big bifes, Marguerite.
Kerlee, Don King, June Kirlcham, Don Kilgore, LoFaun
Kurlniclc, Robert Lawrence, Tom Lafham, Frances Leavell, Joe
Lewis, Roberi Little, Claude Loyd, Joan McReary, Margaret
Mason, Jackie Sue Maihis, Leon Maiusevich, Steve May, Nancy
Moro, A. C.
Meek, R. A.
Publicify hound! Celebraiing!
Meyers, Palricia Miller, Gwen Moehr, Emma Jo Moore, Jack Moore, Lloycl
Morris, Marion Mosley, Billy .lack Myres, Kafie Sue Nelon, Burlyn Nelon, Doris
Nesmilzh, Dorolzhy Newsom, Mary Annie Niclrs, Doroihy Novikoff, Leon O'Dell, Bob
Owens, Louise Parvin, Charles Paschall, Mildred Payne, Diane Pigg, Billy
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They wouldn't study that hard-must be Get back to the vote-counting, Kenneth!
Ralston, Terry Ramsey, Jennie Raney, Joe Reyero, Paul Reynolds, Paul
Richardson, Joy Roach, Bobby Rodgers, Betty Jo Rountree, Jeannine Sanderson, Ida Moe
Sellers, Billy Sessoms, Eula Mae Sexton, Jo Ann Shelton, Jacque Shen, J. L,
Shirley. Shirley Ann Shoemaker, Vionne Sims, Louise Sladovnilx, Jerry Snyder, Alvin
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Western Day-impromptu style! Coat hangers tor their favorites.
Sprinkle, Nell Staggs, Kenneth Stewart, Roy Stine, Billfe Strong, Mary
Stewart, Kenneth Sutton, Helen Switzer, John Taylor, Donna Tyson, lma Louise
Undcrwozd, Maudene Valcilr, Nona Dorris, Vondale Waggonzr, Tommy Wagner, Wanda
Wcitbroclr, Betty Whitlock, Connie Wiles, Gloria Wilkerson, T. J. Williams, Dorothy
Dr. Blumenfhal, visiting German professor, is Wa1'cl1 ii, Mahjah, 'che Gl'1os'r is gonna getcha!
Wommack, Henry Woodard, Doris Woody, Bobby Wray, Halfom Wren, Boyd
Kolb, Marie Yauger, Befty Yeory, William Zarcte, Anna
That day of days has come at last, and Vallie Holland says a fond farewell to
the maroon ancl white . . . Mid-term valedictory speech is given by Jean Clark . . .
Seniors go formal for their colorful dinner-dance . . . North Side Recreation Building
was scene of the frivolities . . . Kenneth doesn't approve . . . Big, mean seniors give
defenseless, little dogie a preview of Fish Day torture.
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How many, Aunt Kitty? Tl1ey're not that bad, Cleon.
Anderson, Bobby Anderson, Don Albin, Evonne Albin, H. G. Baker, Norma
Barlrsdale, Robert Barton, Charles Barton, Doris Baxter, Charles Beasley, Doris
Beauchamp, Delores Beene, Lorinda Beil, Betty Jean Bigby, Anne Blazi, George
Bolwonnon, Paul Borchardt, Mary Bosticlr, Bobby Bronam, Joe Bradford, Beverly
D. E. luncheon honors lhe "Super Salesmen". l'c's thai' scholarship-winning suit again!
Brenf, Barbara Bridges, Allan Bridges, VerDell Brown, Barbara Brown, Clarice
Brown, Quincy Bryan, James Bryant, Margie Buclxelew, Elmer Burns, Bobbie
Byas, Freddy Byars, Jerry Carroll, Don Chapman, M. L. Clarlr, Don
Coffee, Donald Collins, Barbara Collins, Harold Conway, Claire Coolr, Lawrence
Girls' Basketball Tournament gets rough! Mrs. Casey adds up calories and pennies.
Cooner, Morgan Cooper, Louise Cornelius, Mary Cravens, George Creamer, Glynn
Crone, Robert Crowley, Allen Crowley, Pat Davenport, Warren Dechert, Joyce
Demetrulc, Jack Downing, Dean Dunaway, Ray Dunson, Joan Eclcins, Wilma
Eclwols, Beverly Eclc, Betty Emery, Mary Grace Escue, Roberta Estelle, Don
lnsidellll Musical Wiles sisfers wiihout iheir ins+rumen+s
Estes, Lilo Jane Fenichis, Mary Fincher, Jerry Flenniken, Poiiy Fosizr, Berry
Fosier, Kennekh Fowler, Olan Fries, Betty Gayler, Norion Goodman, Pai
Gray, Mory Karherirve Gregory,Marii1a Griffin, B. D. Guess, Joann Hale, Betty
Hale, Burne Hardegree, Tommy Hardin, Gcne Harrison, Wendel Hartman, G. W.
The food's not 'chaf load! Why so studious, Earlene?
Head, Barbara Henson, Kathryn Hickman, Lucille Hill, Mae Jean Himes, Wanda
Holloway, Joy Horne, J. D. Horschler, Jeannetre Hurley, Jerrie Husbenet, Robert
Hutchman, Juaniia Jennings, Bill Johnson, LaNelle Johnson, Lee Johnsfon, Nancy
Jones, Billy Jones, Georgia Jordan, Jimmy Keith, BeH'y Kemp, Pearl
Mary ancl Grace head tor class. An Ex returns tor a visit.
King, Bert King, Clara Ellen King, Gilbert King, Marcia Kirksey, Neil
Korolevich, Eugene Korteft, Dollie Kreidel, Walter Latimer, Jo Ann Laugl1lin,l'len.'y
Lee, Peggy Lile, Lewis Lindsay, Kenneth Lowe, Betty Lykins, Forrest
McBee, Ronnie McBride, Claire McCain, Del Roy McCullor, Lorenz McDaniel, Leland
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McDaniel, Ted McDonald, Sally McMinn,Mczrtt1c1 McRee, Cecil Manning, Stattorcl
March, Betty Marstzull, Mary Martin, Val Mason, Vinito Massey, Patsy
Measures, Winston Medlen, Frances Miller, L. V. Montgomery, J. W. Moore, Bobby
Muttett, Donna Munden, Carroll Napps, Jo Ann Neal, Lynelle Nored, Donald
Gei back +o work, Betry. The class couldn'+ be 'll1a+ bad!
Norman, Yancey Odom, Donald O'Rourlce, Eleanor Palwl, Sylvia Palmer, Juanila
Plnoris, Patsy Pittman, Lois Poindexfer, Pol: Ponder, Paul Ponder, Jimmy
Porler, Jackie Putman, Harold Quillin, Doyle Reid, James Riddle, Mary Lou
Rimare, James Roberts, Billy Roberis, Bobby Roberis, Ernestine Roe, Billy
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A stitch in time means an "A". Biologists at work.
Rush, Herbert Scott, Jim Scott, Peggy Shannon, Martha Slrrcselc, Willie
Slater, Ann Smith, Geraldine Smith, LaJuana Smith, Loma Jean Smith, Pat
Smyth, Phyllis Spurrier, Jock Stailey, Dorothy Stewart, Wally Stokes, Peggy
Stone, Jerry Swift, Janet Talley, June Teasley, Herbie Thach, Kenneth
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Arf worlc in the library. Efficiency experl, maybe?
Vernio, Helen Walker, Johnny WaI+on, Bobby Warren, Grace
Welborn, Gene White, Charles White, Roy Whi+loclc, Janelle
wiles, Doris Wilson, Bobby Wilson, George Windmiller, Joan
Wood, Lewis Wood,Patsy Wooclloclc, Gloria Worlzhey, Jimmy
"A good time was had by all" when Carnival Day came 'round at
North Side on October 9, with the Steer Club taking over the box ottice.
Above, Pat Crowley gives with a contortionist's act behind the counter
. . . A little color is added, while Steer Clubber Everett George, peels
onions . . . The worlc before the play . . . George and Leo admire Corlcy's
technique . . . Sylvia, Marie, and Doris must have gone a-'fortune-telling
. . . Vionne takes time out tor a coke . . . The cakewalk comes in tor its
share ot popularity.
0 "Handsome" Harry Warren 'rurns scholarly 'for
his role as Sophomore Class president
0 Vice-President Bobby Wilson follows in his
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Executive at work. The booty after the games.
Adams, Judy Akers, Buddy Allen, Kermit Anderson, Joy Andrews, Ivo
Aston, Deloris Avinger, George Baggs, Nancy Bagwell, Barbara Beal, George
Beauchamp, Reba Bennett, Barbara Bennett, Dixie Bennett, Rosa Bobo, James
Boles, Pete Brent, Hattie Brown, Doris Brown, Gallya Brown, Marie
Don't go to sleep, fellas. You see it's like this, Pat.
Bryant, ,lo Ann Bryson, Troy Buili, Emma Leo Bullock, Mildred Burnett, Vernon
Burton, Charlene Campbell, Elizabeth Campbell, Bobbie Carrell, Joy Cantrell, Marian
Cfwodwell, Jimmy Chavez, Dolores Clwenault, Barbara Clayton, Janet Clements, Billy Gene
Clifford, Barbara Cole, Mary Cclquilt, Wanda Compton,DoroEl'1y Coon:r,Jol1nny
School Days! School Days! Pep for +he Pep Prom.
fox, Glena Dean, Thomas Dennis, June Dove, Joan Doyle, James
Drennan, Eugene Dunn, Marion Echols, Betfy Edington, Kenneih Enerson, Eunice
Farell, Jerry Farlow, Frank Finney, David Fletcher, Josephine Gann, Gordan
Gardner, Douglas Garner, Nancy Goodwin, Belly Griffiti, R. C. Grimes, Wanda
Surrounded-in mechanical drawing class. Bancl par+y visitors celebrale, too.
Hale, Cliflon Hamil, Mary Hargrove, Beliy Harper, Charles Harr, Lincla
Harrison, Nell Harwell, Layne Heclr, Doris Heffley, Marfha Hendricks, Beverly
Higgins, Marguerite Hill, Christine l-limes, Marylene Hogan, Charles Hogan, William Ray
Hotchkiss, Palsy Houston, Marita Hubenalx, Raymond Low, Hugh Eleanor Hull, Beverly
We "dress up" our lextboolcs. Feet-the wheels of civilizaiion.
Jaclxson,Jeenmne Janeclre, Lawrence Johnson,Joan Johnson,Joyce
Jolley, Rita Kingsbury, Pai: Kirk, Harry Kopp, Marcia
Lane, James Lancasler, Mildred Laymance, Toy Lee, Loluana
Lighlfoot, Johnny Lilchfield, Dorothy Livesay, Billy Lulcer, Jack
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The boys learn to waltz tor the Thespians' Follies. Remember this scholarship-winning suit ot Vallie's?
Lunsford, Joan McFarland, Janelle McGee, Mary Ruth Madden, Dorothy Malone, Joan
Malone, Kitty Matthews, Eugene Mendez, Carmen Miller, Bobby Miller, Juanita
Mitchell, Toy Moreland, James Nelon, Naomi Nelson, O'Neal Nettles, Jimmy
Nicholson, Donald Nieswiadomy, Gene Oliveto, Charles Ozment, Don Padilla, Cirila
The Girls Sex'ce+ group around their 'Favorite The Lariat goes +o fhe prinfers. Hiding someone
"leaning post". Dof?
Pearson, Margie Penland, Maxine Pentecosf, Barbara Ponder, Edward Porter, Cherrie Joe
Porter, Wanda Rains, Be+ty Ramsey, John Ray, Jimmy Reyero, Florifa
Rice, Billy Rogers, lrvin Scogin, Charles Sellers, Marcy Sellers, Peggy
Ses:om, Wilma Faye Shell, Befty Sherrod. Wanda Simonson, Glenn Slawson, Chester
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Triumphani reiurn from Oklahoma. "Behind ihe Scenes" work for 'che Pep Prom
Smith, George Smith, George B. Smith, Jimmy Strong, Homer Subleii, Jerry
Sufherlanci, Janef Tidwell, Doris Tidwell, Harlan Tomlinson, Sue Trull, Peggy
Utley, Jimmy VanEman, Margie Vantrease, Hohnnie Velo, Mary Elsa Word, Gaifher
Warren, Harry Waison, Wallace Waiiers, Janeiie Williams, Wanda Wilson, G. H.
Wha' hoppen? Getting down to earfh.
Wiley, Jimmy Woodson, Pafsy Wor+hey,Sci1elic Wright, Virginia Tovonovich, Marie
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Charming, Jimmy, charming . . . They prefer the camera 'To
the seniors in the background . . . Don't leave a drop, or
"Down on your knees" . . . Leo, the big bad senior, "borrows"
a Fish's hat . . . Come 3:40 o'cloclc, and you can all rebel,
tellas . . . Sylvia, Barbara, and Cherrie Jo practice their "opera"
. . . Seniors aren't the only ones who have tun on Dogie Day
. . . A happy couple, but why the tire? . . . R. C. wears his
"Sunday Best" tor this glamor shot.
0 Kenneth Wilson
0 Wanda Harrison
0 Kenneth Staggs
0 Phillip Jordan
Boys P. E.
Special recognition for students who have distin-
guished themselves in one specific field is the purpose
of the Stars of Steerland section, and each ot the 20
senior students shown here was chosen by the depart-
ment instructors as the most outstanding in their
Named to represent the art department was Ken-
neth Wilson, art editor for this yearbook. He was
outstanding not only in each of his eight art courses
but was also a winner in a city art contest. Kenneth
led in sports and was one of the football team's tri-
Drum Major Wanda Harrisona' won the most
coveted band position in this section. She is a three
year band member and honorary Lieutenant Colonel
in the R. O. T. C. as a student sponsor.
Kenneth Staggs. a newcomer to North Side. made
his mark in only one year. He was selected, on a
scholastic basis, as leader of the Bible department.
lHe studied both the old and new testaments at this
Clothing names Mary Ann Adams as the "sewing
machine girl" ot the year tor her skill and depend-
ability to reign as a Star ot Steerland.
Burlyn Nelon was most active in the chorus and was
the tenor in the boys quartet that made many out ot
O Burlyn Nelon O Mary Ann Adams
The commercial department's "who's who" is Dolores
Blairif. She has served as an office worker for three
years, has done special typing for the Lasso, and is
also the National Honor Society vice-president at
North Side and a member of the Spur Clpb Advisory
The super salesman of the '49 distributive education
class is their reporter, Betty Westbrook. She has
taken D. E. for two years, is now employed at
Mildred Cox Kelsayilc knows her substantive clauses
and the correct punctuation. She is an "A" English
The girl most often seen wearing an apron is Alice
Gregory, the foods department's choice for "who's
who" of I949.
For three years of exceptional service in the
school library, Joan Loyd is called a Steerland Star.
"Big" Darrow Hooper", captain of the football,
basketball, and track teams, and Spur Club sergeant-
at-arms, also maintained the highest mathematical
Celloist James Byas has played his instrument for
six years and has had an active part in the high
For sportsmanship and skill Phillip Jordan and Nona
Mae Valcikf: were the selections of the Boys and Girls
Physical Education Classes.
- Editor of The Lariat and copy editor of The Lasso,
Margaret McRearyi" won first place in a city-wide
contest of high school movie reviews. She is also
0 Dolores Blair
0 Alice Gregory
I Betty Westbrook
president of the National Honor Society at North
Side and a member of Quill and Scroll.
' lm Loyd ' Nona M02 Valcik o Mamma cox Kelsey
Library Girls P. E. English
Mecha nical Arts
R. O. T. C.
0 Darrow Hooper
Lt. Col. George Davis marched into this
page with three years of outstanding high
school R. O. T. C.
Science Award winner, Spur Club presi-
dent, Quill and Scroll president, and Lasso
editor tor this year is Steve Matusevichik.
He won this recognition through the science
The man handiest with the tools and most
mechanically inclined is Leon Novilroff of the
Gloria Wileszli, a three year social science
student, is also a band member ancl a part
ot the Spur Club Advisory board.
Speech student chosen for Stars ot Steer-
land is Bennie Vann who was a member of
Thespian Society. Bennie appeared in about
six ot the major productions.
'l'National Honor Society member.
0 Bennie Vann
Queen Gwen Miller
.Queen of the RGIZQG
Duchess Joi Driskill
Duchess Beify Jo Rodgers y
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Arfist, athlete, and class fav-
oriie-yes, if's all one fellow, Ken-
nelzh Wilson. Kennelh was made
art editor of The Lasso because of
his oulstanding work in his arl-
classes, and for his work on lhis
year bool: he was recommended
and received by Quill and Scroll.
lt was also because of his art
abilify that he was named for
Siars of Steerland.
Kennefh was one of 'khe foot-
ball +eam's l:ri-captains and a two
year lefterman which aulomafically
opened his membership in the
He was elected vice-presidenl: of
the Senior Class and served in
fhai position until his graduation
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favorite by her senior class friends
was a climax oi the many h'gh-
lights experienced during her high
Vallie was elected cheer leodzr
tor the three consecutive years
that she was at North Side. The
third year she was appointed head
During her senior year she was
made feature editor ot The Lariat
and from that position she en-
tered the Quill and Sc'ol. ln a
city high school contest her feature
column was a second place winner,
The young graduate won for
herself a number ot cash prizes
along with a S200 scholarship to
Texas Christian University tor win-
ning tirst prize on her wool suit
in the Fort Worth Civiton Con-
The mid-term grad was also sec-
retary of the "N" Club.
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A-dancing we did go-to the Popularity Ball, the most elaborate
event of the N. S. social season. Class favorites and runners-up were
presented amid soft lights, danceable music, and gay, formal dresses.
Campaigners worked long and hard during the coat hanger election,
gathering over 37,000 coat hangers as ballots for their favorites and
near-favorites. The center picture above finds class favorites leaving
the Valentine heart and stepping into the hearts of all the dancers
. . . ln the lower left picture the presentation begins with a heart-
breaking subject that's not so heart-breaking.
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The Steerland band lines up in an
"N" tormation during marching drill.
"Music, maestro," and the band begfns to play to the tune ot a tirst division rating at the tri-state convention
at Waurika, Oklahoma. Guided by Drum Majors Wanda Harrison and Jacque Shelton, and Majorettes Beverly Hen-
dricks, Doris Wiles, Barbara Madden, Emaline DioGiovanni, and Jo Ann King, the band played between halves at 'ihe
North Side football games, making one out-of-town trip to Tyler. Two contestants, Wanda Harrison and Vionne
Shoemaker, were sent to the music convention at Galveston, while the band as a whole participated in the All-City
Band Festival, and the TCU Band Clinic. On solo and ensemble night at Arlington Heights High School the Steer
Band had the best representation ot all the city high schools.
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Sweet and low, loud and lively-the North Side orchestra swings from Berlin to Beethoven in its presentation ot
the annual Easter and Christmas programs. Members ot the orchestra this year held places in the All-City Orchestra
Concert at Will Rogers Auditorium on April 8. The group also participated in the TCU Orchestra Clinic and in a
combined musical program with the band and chorus here in the school auditorium on May 12. Otticers of the 35
piece orchestra are George Davis, president, Tommy I-lardegree, vice-
Jo Moehr, reporter. The string ensemble, a group within a group, ha
president, Mary Feniches, secretary, and Emma
s given tour outside performances.
The string ensemble consists ot, seated,
Jeannette Horschler, Mary Feniches,
James Bycms, and Virginia Wright. Stand-
ing is Jacque Shelton. Mrs, Birdie Julia
Hodges is director ot the enszmble ond
Melody minded orchestra director
Mrs. Birdie Julia Hodges
"On wings of music" their voices float into an art-the universal art of singing, and the study of that art has kept the 90 members ol
the mixed cltorus a very busy group. During November they participated in the Nobel Cain Festival at TWC, and in April all the high
school choruses in Fort Worth presented an All-City Concert, As a regular feature each year, the chorus presents for the school the Christmas
and Easter programs and furnishes music at the commencement ceremonies 'For each graduating class.
0 The girls trio and their accompanist are 0 The boys quartet,, Burlyn Nelon, Harold Collins,
Mildred Paschall, Mary Holiday, Barbara Chen- J. D. Horne, and Cleon Flanagan, frequently per-
nault, and Peggy Mosley. , X formed for out-of-school functions.
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0 Junior librarians are kept busy looking for books, checking oui books, doing dozens of other fhings necessary to main-
fain an efficienf library. The siaif includes, in front of the desk, Joan Loyd, Marie Yovanovich, Diane Payne, and BeH:y
Lowe. Behind the counier are Ronald Jones, Jerry Ann Byars, Patsy Jeffcoat, Mae Jean Hill, and Marion Morris.
'Part of the Sliudkhf Ofl:lC6 Sldli Ore Sally MCDOVI- Q More Hfleef-fggfedu Qffice wgrkgrg are Barbara
dld, P-i'fSY WO0d, LaNelIe JOl'lnSOI1, l-indd Afl-BFTNS, Brown, Beity Beil, Mildred Bullock, Donald Nored,
fvlary garlow, Lorinda Beene, Dolores Blair, and Jackie Por+er,ond Nell Sprinkle.
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0 Editors during the tall semester were Dorothy Nicks,
associate editor, and Margaret McReary, editor-in-chiet.
O Lariat executives tor the spring semester are Haltom
Wray, business manager, Wanda Harrison, managing edi-
tor, and Dorothy Nicks, editor-in-chiet.
Journalism students don't count sheep-they count head-
lines! The Lariat Statt usually agrees that even Edgar Allan
Poe could not dream up a sweeter torture than counting
the countless ipunl headlines or doing a quick "re-write"
on a story-all in the process ot getting The Loriat ready
to "go to press" bi-weelcly.
Those atter-school hours, however, have not been tutile
this year, tor The Lariat has entered six contests ond "roped"
winners in most ot them. At the state convention in Denton
during December, The Lariat ranked among the top eleven
high school pa'pers ot its class in the state. ln a city contest
during the fall semester, The Lariat placed second in tront
page mate up, while statt members won a number ot other,
individual places, including two tirsts.
The Lariat also entered a National Critical Judging Survey
and a city contest during the spring, and two contestants
were sent to the City Conference Press Contest ond Conven-
tion ot San Antonio during May.
The Lariat "Ad Stott" malzes the
round ot North Sfde businesses, so-
liciting advertising and collecting tor
it, As a reward tar their extra-
curricular work, upon graduation two-
year members ot the statt receive
the silver steer head service pin.
Pictured, lett to right, seated, are
Kenneth Thatch, atsistant business
manager, Haltom Wray, business
manager, and Mary Marshall. Stand-
ing are J. D. Horne, Tommy Harde-
gree, Margaret McReary, and Kath-
ryn Henson. Not shown are Sue
Tomlinson and Toy Mitchell.
Each member ot The Lariat's Edi-
torial Statt is assignzd a deiinltz
beat, such as the speech or music
department, and is held responsible
tor any news from that beat. in
addition, members ot the staff rotate
as acting page editors, thus getting
actual experience in planning the
pages and stories. Statt members in
this picture are, seated, Jimmy Col-
lier, Bobby Woody, sports editor,
Katye Myres, and Connie Whitloclc.
Standing are Larry Alland, Jeannine
Rountree, 'feature editor, Vionne
Shoemaker, Bobby Roach, and David
Hill. Katye Myres, a Journalism 3
student, won first place in editorial
writing in the City Press Contest,
and the same editorial won tirst place
at the state convention in Denton.
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No news is bad news tor would-be
journalists! Stories and page make-up
tor The Lariat are planned two weelzs
betore the publication date, making it
ditticult to obtain news that will still be
"tresh" when it gets to the reader.
When The Lariat's news-hunters have
had 75 inches ot their writings pub-
lished they are rewarded with member-
ship in the National Quill and Scroll.
Seated in the picture are, left to right,
Archie Crittenden, Donna Taylor, Marion
Morris, and Nancy May. Standing are
Uldine Blair, l..eo Burns, and Marie Kolb.
Other members of the statt who were
not present when the picture was taken
are Billy Carter, Jimmy Carter, Dorothy
NeSmith, and Emma Jo Moehr, copy
"Unaccustomed as l am to public speaking
. . . the smell ot grease paint and mellerdrammer
enticed me into the speech department."
Yes, "the play's the thing" that draws stu-
dents, but when those students have 'Finished the
speech course, each ot them has also become
"accustomed to public speaking" as a result ot
40 minutes ot class speeches, including a ten-
During the past year the major dramatics
productions have been three-act plays. "Great
Caesar's Ghost" and "Melody Madhouse" were
presented in January, while the spring classes
have produced "Grampa Goes to College" and
"The Farmer's Daughter" and "Red Riding
Hood", one-act plays, were presented on No-
vember 3, and a short radio play, "The Legend
ot the Governor's Evil Eye", has been broadcast
tor the student body.
ln preparation tor 'these plays, all speech
students practice character make-up, present
monologues, and stud tecniques and gesturing.
"That doesn't sound like me" becomes a tamiliar
cry during the spring semester when students
study their voices with the wire recorder and
practice radio speaking.
9 The Thespians "Cancan" row includes Wanda
Harrison, Peggy Stokes, Gloria Woodlock, Pat
Poindexter, Marcia Jo King, LaNelle Johnson,
Jeannette Horschler, and Barbara Brown . . .
Watch it, George-never, never trust a woman
. . . Bennie Vann yells, "Don't shoot!" while
Wanda Harrison, Margaret McReary, Eloy
Clegg, and Betty Eck waich Don Kerlee act the
villain . . . This eternal triangle has LaNelle
Johnson, R. C. Grittitt, and Vionne Shoemaker
'fighting it out.
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Business and pleasure are mixed properly to 'Form
a well-rounded Reserved Officers Training Corp at
North Side. Emphasis is placed on activities that
develop mental and physical fitness tor the 50 boys
who torm the two companies.
A six-man ritle team, consisting of the "cream ot
the corps," represents North Side at various city
and district matches. The team this year was com-
posed of James Byas, George Davis, Eddie Dent,
J. D. Horne, Lavoy Messiclr, and Ross Moline. The
principal meets were the 4th Army Area Match,
the All-City Match between Fort Worth High
Schools, and the Sponsors' Ritle Team Match. A
Federal Inspection ot the Corps is held each spring
in either April or May. Along with these activities,
there are several social attairs, including, this year,
a Christmas party and dance in the school gym,
and a formal All-City Cadet Corps party and dance
at the Casino.
0 M!Sergeants Ross Y. Simmons,
left, and Ollie Jacobs, instructors.
0 Keeping things moving along rapidly and etticiently in the R. O.
T. C. are these snappy otticers and the cadet sponsors who lend a
little glamor. Row one, Honorary Cadet Major Phyllis Smyth, Hon-
orary Ccdet Lt. Colonel Wanda Harrison, Honorary Cadet Colonel
Cara Millsap, and Honorary Cadet Major Joan Malone. Row two,
Cadet First Lieutenant Tommy Waggoner, Cadet First Lieutenant
Jack Moore, Cadet Lt. Colonel George Davis, Cadet Captain Steve
Motusevich, and Cadet Captain Bobby Roach.
0 Company I includes, tirst row, Tommy Woggoner, Steve Matusevich, Billy Sellers, and Bobby Roach. ln the second row are
Stafford Manning, James Lone, Berry Parker, Kenneth Edington, and Gary Detee. Behind them are Wendel Harrison, Homer
Strong, Herbert Rush, R. A. Meelu, Don Estelle, and Denver Garrett. In the last row are R. C. Gritfitt, Willie Lowe, Harold
Hudson, Neil Isbell, Marvin Gulloge, Lynn Garrett, and Marvin Browning.
0 In Company K on the tirst row are, Raul Reyero, Joan Malone, sponsor, George Davis, ond Jaclc Moore. Behind them are
Jimmy Lynn, Jack Ward, Ray Neal, and Eddie Dent. The third row includes J. D. Horne, Samuel Harward, J. E. Marlin, Jerry
Sladovnik, Billy Jones, and Don Corley. ln the next row are Raymond Hubenalc, Gilbert King, Lynwood Lesikar, Paul Bohannon,
Billy McKinney, ond Jack Lulcer. ln the last row are Raul Guerra, James Reid, ond C. W. Bynum.
0 Senior editors ot The Lasso are Margaret Mc-
Reary, copy editor, Steve Matusevich, editor-in-
chiet, and Kenneth Wilson, art editor.
"Lassoing" the year's activities into a picture book of
the year tor North Siders is a job that means plenty ot
work, along with the tun, tor the ten statt members and
two taculty sponsors ot the book. Photography tor the
book was begun early in the year with Mr. H. R. Mc-
Daniel and Steve Matusevich doing the "shooting," while
copy and art work were started in December.
During February, The Lasso statt sponsored a "coat-
hanger election" ot Class Favorites, highlighting the ac-
tivity with a gala Popularity Ball in the school gym.
0The Statt includes Kenneth Wilson, George Cravens, Mr. H. R. McDaniel and Mrs. Gene Thompson, taculty
sponsors, Steve Matusevich, Sue Tomlinson, and, seated, Jack Demetruk, make-up editor, Donald Nored,
and Margaret McReary. Sports copy was written by Billy Carter and Bobby Woody, and personality
division copy by Katye Myres, all absent when the picture was taken.
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The North Siders opened the '48 season with seven
boys trom the 1947 B-team, and only three lettermen and
one squadman lett from the runner-up team ot '47, The
three lettermen, Hooper, Davis, and Wilson, were elected
to serve as tri-captains tor the year. Although detinitely
short ot experience and speed, they were easily the
heavier team in most games.
The starting eleven varied because ot the use ot
separate ottensive and detensive clubs. The boys hand-
ling the ball were McBee and Burns at ends, Roberts and
Leavell at tackles, and Cunningham and Crowley at guards
with Byers at center. The baclctield was made up ot
Wilson, Davis, Hooper, and Kerlee. Alternating when
the Steers were on detense were Albin, Crow, Morris,
Ponder, Raney, Shen, Wommaclc, and Woody.
Injuries toolc their toll early with Raney and McBee out
tor the 'first tew games. Cunningham was lost tor the
season during the Carter game. The Steers toolc their
opener and, atter losing to Odessa and Lubbock, won
tour straight tor the balance ot their victories. The re-
maining three games were hard-fought, but hard luclr hir,
and the team tailed to come through. The best team
faced all season was probably Odessa, but the Childress
game was the hardest tought battle ot the year.
0 "A" squadders include, 'front row, Coach Snow, Manager Crowley, Crow, Kratlry, Byers, Shen, Yeary, Cowan, Cogburn,
Albin, Manager Creamer, and Coach Morris. On the second row are Manager Priddy, Kerlee, Crowley, Cottee, Ponder,
Morris, Woody, Nelson, Welborn, Blessing, Leavell, and Manager Heath. The third row includes Raney, Wommaclr,
Cunningham, McBee, Burns, Roberts, Hooper, Wilson, Davis, Grittin, Boaz, and Collier.
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0 S'car+ing for ihe Steers in most of fhe season's games were, row 1, Burns, Leavell, Ponder,
Crowley, Byers, Morris, Roberts, McBee, Woody, row 2, Kerlee, Crow, Wilson, Davis, Hooper.
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0 "B" squadders are, first row, Coach Ted Koonce, Moore, Martin, Montgomery, Hogan, Cooner, Malone, Myres,
Virgil, Demetruk, Dumas, Chadwell, Manager Creamer, and Coach Johnny Stovall. ln the second row are Laughlin,
Miller, Dunaway, Beal, Roe, Downing, Matthews, Korolevich, Jordan, Warren, Norman. The third row includes
Allen, E. Ponder, J. Ponder, Wilson, McDaniel, Crone, and Finney.
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Without championship recognition or a letter award
as a goal the North Side B-team, coached by Johnny
Stovall, undertook their season schedule with as much
enthusiasm as the A-team. Their ettorts are entirely
tor the enjoyment and experience obtained, with an
aim for an A-team berth the following year. Any
boys with two years ot playing eligibility remaining
may play on the B-team. The squads of recent years
have been called "All-Americans" and the name has
A starting eleven was not definite, but the boys
who participated the most this year were Mont-
gomery, Martin, and E. Ponder at ends, Dean, Jor-
dan, Laughlin, and Matthews in the tackle s'ots,
Cooner, Demetrulc, and Haddix filling the guard
positions, and Dumas holding down center. The backs
were Malone, McDaniel, Miller, Myres, J. Ponder,
and Virgil. Carlos Myres captained the "All-
The schedule was a double-round robin and, there-
tore, gave the Steers two chances at each team. The
six wins of the season were two each trom Carter,
Tech, and Paschal. A tie was talcen in a hard fought
tussle with Poly after dropping the tirst-halt game.
Heights managed to hand the Steers two straight cle-
teats, and the season record stood six wins, three
losses, and one tie.
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Fort Worth's outstanding boy cager ot the year, Darrow Hooper, and team-mate Ronnie McBee tormed the nucleus ot
Coach Ted Koonce's two-lettermen, I948-49 basketball squad which scored tive victories and dropped games only to Paschal-
the tirst City Conterence Basketball Champions: Poly-Fort Worth's other Conterence representative, and a surprise loss to
Paschal's victories over the Steers were clear and decisive ones, 3I-39, 40-6I, but Poly marred North Side's runnerup
chances, that would have entitled them to aid Paschal in City representation, with slight victories ot two and three points,
37-39, and 34-37. The loss to Carter was aided by Hooper's absence 'From the game due to an eye injury, plus the jinx that
always seems to plague the Steers during the season opener. Score to this one was 22-40. With Hooper in the lineup tor
their second meeting, the Steers defeated the Eagles, 36-34. '
Setting a Conterence scoring standard tor the season ot 31 points, Darrow Hooper and his 'First quintet team-mates, Ronnie
McBee, M. L. Chapman, Edward Ponder and Wally Stewart, slammed on almost duplicate ot their tirst victory over Technical's
Bulldogs in their second scheduled match. The Bulldogs tell, 42-23, 43-22.
Enduring last minute point splurges by Arlington Heights, Coach Koonce's Kids-all but two were "B" teamers last year-
Heame fhroughn with two more victories to give them .3 ,500 win-loss record. Margins tor these two ottensive struggles were
36-34 a nd 59-54.
Three point losses were features ot pre-
season games: the Steers dropped games by
scores ot 40-43, 41-44, and 47-50 to the North
r 4 A,.qMAfasf'A Texas Freshmen, Adamson, and Sunset, both ot
Dallas. ln their second struggle with Adamson,
Hooper's twenty points contributed to a 46-39
victory. Highest score ot the season, 6028,
came in a tilt with Bonham even though num-
erous substitutions were made. The Steers
returned home, met Diamond Hill in the North
Side Gym, and walked out with a 55-39 win.
This closed pre-season duels and preceded the
Carter-North Side district opener.
The Steers were well supplied with reserve
strength in Leo Burns, John Blessing, Don Car-
roll, Carroll Munden, Carlos Myres, and Charles
Davis. Combine these with the starting tive,
and you have the lettermen as announced at
the close ot the season.
Personality, attractiveness, and team support
earned Miss Doris Barton the "Basketball Queen
Title" honor and entitled her to represent
North Side during the BRO basketball dance.
She was selected trom tour nominations sub-
mitted during an "A" squad election.
0 Captains Ronnie McBee and Darrow Hooper
tate the sport light.
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Close ot the 1948-49 "B" team basketball season-that began as ten game series and wound up as a tournament playott con-
sisting ot the city's six teams-tound the traditional rivals, North Side and Paschal, squaring Ott tar another ot the "old time"
Going into the tournament, Coach Koonce's "Little Steers" had dropped games to Riverside, Arlington Heights, and Paschal,
plus a 25-26 thriller in a pre-season duel with Diamond Hill.
Respective scores to these games were a two-point loss to the Eagles, 32-34, then a 14-33 decision to the Jackets, and a crushing
37-45 high-scoring swamp to the Panthers. ln the remaining pre-tournament games, the Herd came to lite and smacked a 25-20
deticit on Technical and came back with a smashing 38-29 decision over Poly's luckless Parrots.
Atter notching their second victory over Poly, 26-18, in tournament play, the freshmen tive edged past the Yellow Jackets with a
33-31, two overtime period, breath taker, setting the stage tor their I9-34 loss to the Purple and White boys who took the B-team title.
0 Basketball "B" squadders are, tirst row, Finney, Spurrier, Dato, Slawson, Allen, Virgil. In the second row are, Warren, McPhie,
Laughlin, Nelson, Morris, Rogers, Valle, and Hogan. The third row includes Manager Creamer, Foster, Kays, Laymance, and Day.
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0 The 'lraclx squad this year includes, row 1, Manager Yeary, Parker, Mallhews, Laymance, E. Ponder, Foster, Davis,
Deen, Jones, Cook, Adle, Woody, Korolevich, Davenport, Slcwson, and Montgomery. ln row 2, ore Dollar, Manager
Healh, Crone, Crow, Gardner, Cowan, Spurrier, Hooper, Rogers, Alland, Jennings, Wiley, Downing, Haddix, Norman,
Martin, and Coach Morris. Row 3 includes McPhie, Moore, King, McDaniel, Norecl, Collier, Sanchez, Beal, Ray, J.
Ponder, Quillin, Teasley.
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0 Ballei, maybe? is shown.
Although only three ot 1948's City Champion-
ship team were back tor 1949 action, Steer
tracksters were working hard toward their tourth
winning season by the time The Lasso went to
press. Captained by National Shot Put and
Discus Champion Darrow Hooper, the trackmen
were up against much stitter competition than in
previous years, but already new hopetuls were
making their marks.
Charles Davis, Hooper's teammate in the
weights, and high jumper Val Martin were the
other two returning leltermen.
At the time ot publication, Coach L. B. Morris
and company had participated in only one big
meet and a number ot practice meets with non-
district competition, plus the first two ot a series
ot tri-angular meets within the city.
ln the Southwestern Recreation Track and
Field Meet the Steers placed third on Hooper's
tirsts in the shot put and discus and Davis'
fourth in the shot. Practice meets were held
with the North Texas State Freshmen, Woodrow
Wilson ot Dallas, Texas Christian University, and
Diamond Hill ot Fort Worth. The Steers had
also made plans to enter the North Texas Relays
and the Texas Relays plus the City Meet and
the City Conterence meet at San Antonio.
The new system ot tri-angular meets was in-
cluded tor practice only with no connection to
the city meet. Each meet was scored and a
champion declared. North Side won the tirst
two they entered over Heights and Carter, and
Heights and Paschal by narrow margins.
At the time ot printing the Steers were tigur-
ing heaviest on the weights, hurdles, and middle
distances tor points but had possibilities in all
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through the air with the greatest ot ease . . .
Up and over . . . Woody leads by a knee . . .
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0 The smiling faces above must mean +ha+ leading yells is a happy life for Kitiy Malone, Bobby
Roach, Joan Windmiller, Don Carroll, Miss Frances Schober, sponsor, Vallie Linn Holland, Grady
Hausenfluclc, Jeannine Rouniree, and Donald Anderson.
0 Yell leaders in aciion are a busy group, +oo. After a few aciive practices like ihe one below,
new-comers' groans are almosi as loud as 'their yells.
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Athletes and yell leaders are awarded school
letters which carry with them membership in the
"N" Club. N-Clubbers on the 'first row are B. D.
Grittin, Kitty Malone, Lynelle Neal, Jeannine Roun-
tree, Bobbie Burns, Ronnie McBee, Paul Ponder,
Pat Crowley, Billy Roberts, and Boby Helm. In the
second row are Kenneth Wilson, Charlie Davis,
Darrow Hooper, Don Carroll, Bobby Woody, Bobby
Heath, Bobby Roach, Richard Byers, and Don Boaz.
The third row includes Leo Burns, Val Martin, and
Allen Crowley. ln the tourth row are Joe Raney,
Coach Johnny Stovall, Coach Paul Snow, Coach
L. B. Morris, Coach Ted Koonce, William Yeary,
Marion Morris, H. G. Albin, and Roy Crow.
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What a chance to get rid ot a photographer! But the lady Robin Hoods were
9 aiming at a practice target, let's hope. Lett to right, they are Helen Gargis,
Pat Poindexter, Juanita Palmer, Barbara Dearson, Jerrie Hurley, Mary Annie Newsom, and Bobbie
e,1,1i These racquet-swingers compete against tennis players trom other schools in the city
7 4' tor a spring championship. Standing behind the net are Gailya Brown, Martha
Haddix, Robert Barksdale, Billy Clements, Don Clark, Scottie Goolsby, and Dolores Blair. Seated are
Joy Anderson, Sally McDonald, Jeannine Jackson, Betty Yauger, and Doris Ticlwell.
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girls relax "lndian" tashion tor this pattern
Girls physical education classes enjoy such varied ac-
tivities as square dancing, ballroom dancing, exercises,
marching, softball, volley ball, basketball, and tennis.
Champions are crowned in three of the sports after
end-of-the-season tournaments between the classes. The
winning sottball team is shown below at the top left.
The girls are Joyce Johnson, Eva Wheatley, Ernestine
Roberts, Janet Sutherland, LaFaun Kilgore, Jodie
Swart, Mary Lou Riddle. Volley ball champions, top
right, are Elaine Cowart, Dee Fowler, Wanda Himes,
Charlene Burton, Martha Hadclix, Pat Myers, Joyce
Franklin, Patsy Pharis, Clarice Brown, Doris Beasley.
and Anne Bigby. ln the basketball champion picture,
lower left, are the instructor, Mrs. Cara Millsap, Hattie
Brent, Margaret McReary, Eva Wheatley, Juanita
Pritchard, Veda Hanson, Delores Kilgore, Clarice
Brown, Doris Beasley, and Joy Richardson. The lower
right picture is an example of the once-a-week exer-
cises, while in the center picture, the basketball final-
ists add another score.
Three lettermen, tour squadmen, and only one returning pitcher
do not generally add up to six out ot six straight victories but
backed by one ot the best coaches in the city, plus a tresh squad
ot rookies up trom junior high, North Side's 1949 baseball squad
had come through with no losses up to printing time tor The Lasso.
Steady intield play earned Leo Burns, Don Carroll, R. L. Schimmel,
and Bobby Moore tirst team positions and power hitters Billy
Roe, Bobby Helm, and Olan Fowler outtield posts. Mix sharp
pitching ot starters Lloyd Moore, and Bobby McDaniel plus Henry
Wommack behind the plate, and you have ten hustling Steer
One run victories over Adamson and Paschal, both 6-5 scores,
the 4-3 season opener against Adamson, a I2-4 slamming over
Forest, and a 5-O shutout over Mineral Wells' Mountaineers gave
Lloyd Moore a pertect record. The remaining victory, an easy
8-3 win over Forrest was earned by rookie hurler, Bobby McDaniel.
Second member ot the batteries was senior Henry Wommack.
Second team positions were held by Ronnie McBee, Kermit Allen,
Tommy Runnels, George Dato, David Virgil, Leslie Mattison, and
City champions will be decided by the team with the 'fewest
number ot losses and both the winners and runnerups will enter
0 Captain Bobby Helm gets set to slam one. City-Conference play at San Antonio.
The Steers, Co-champs with Poly's Parrots last year, were not
given much chance as title contenders this year until they re-
mained as the city's only unbeaten team.
0 Squadmen on the tirst row are Baxter, manager, Carroll, B. Moore, Roe, Bridges, Morris, Fowler, Wommack, Helm, Schimmel
Runnels, Maddison, Lane, McDaniel, Wilson, Finney, Miller, L. Moore. Standing behind them are Putman, Byers, Creamer, managers
Dato, Anderson, Votaw, Hogan, Scogin, Kirkham, Oliveto, Ralls, Laughlin, Burns, McBee, Demetruk, Whisenant, Livesay, Stewart, Sub-
lett, Ozment, Nelson, Drennan, Virgil, Malone, Friedel, Allen, Nettles, Rutledge, Gritten, Buckelew, Neiswiadomy, Heizman, Gerhart
Farmer, Valle ,and Coach Stovall.
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Cafcher Wommack keeps his "eye on 'chai ball"
. . Leo says "Gimme that!" while nine ofhers say
ihe same . . . Recorcl-breaking Darrow Hooper
shows how i'c's done . . . Carroll slides in as Moore
'cries 'co sfop him . . . "Hoop" pu+s one 'rhrough the
hoop . . . Moore grabs a handful of air, hoping
that ball will fall in it . . . Ronnie 'flaps his wings,
and in if goes.
For good sportsmanship during football games, North Siders get
to place the beautiful BRO trophy in their trophy case . . . BRO
officers include President Roy Moore, Carter-Riverside, Vice-President
D. C. Pruitt, Tech, Sergeant-at-Arms Ribble, Arlington Heights, and
Secretary Charles Hamilton, Poly . . . North Side Representative Grady
Hausenfluck receives trophy from Roy Moore as Principals G. B. Trim-
ble, Tech, and T. E. Wentworth, Carter, look on . . . Grady's jokes get
applause . . . N. S. representatives are David Finney, Pat Crowley,
Grady Hausenfluclc, James Byas, and Jimmy Jordan.
0 Spur Club otticers get together. Steve Matusevich, presi-
dent, and Darrow Hooper, sergeant-at-arms, are in tront,
with Joan Windmiller, vice-president, and Jeannine Roun-
tree, secretary, standing.
"They've got spurs that jingle, jangle, jingle
as they go studying merrily along." And they
win those spurs in the Spur Club, a scholastic or-
ganization tor the highest ten per cent ot the
students in each class. Bronze, silver, or gold
spurs, designating tirst, second, or third year
members, are awarded in an assembly program
during the spring semester. Active taculty
sponsors ot the club are Miss Margaret Hooker
and Mr. L. L. McCombs.
"Winning their spurs" has become a more
important job than it was when the club was
organized three years ago. There has been a
general rise ot 3.3 per cent in the grades ot the
members since last year, thus making the top ten
per cent more ditticult to attain.
As a service activity tor the student body, the
Spur Club publishes a student handbook and
directory at the beginning ot each year.
0 The Advisory Council grouped around the sponsors, Miss Margaret Hooker and Mr. L. L. McCombs, includes Barbara Head
Dorothy NeSmith, Betty Eck, Betty Beil, Marguerite Higgins, Dola res Blair, Jackie Porter, Gloria Wiles, and Pot Crowley.
Tyson, Ima Louise
Kelsay, Mildred Cox
Andrews, lva Mae
Bryson, Troy Frances
Hamil, Mary Lou
Low, Hugh Eleanor
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7 ' 4 Troop 378 ot the National Thespian Society has had an initiation dance and a
theater party, and produced the "Thespian Follies ot 49" during the past school
year. Members include, tirst row, Ann Jones, Vionne Shoemaker, Joan Windmiller, LaNelle Johnson,
Marion Morris, Peggy Stokes, and Marguerite Higgins. On the second row are Nancy Garner,
Wanda Harrison, Connie Whitlock, Marcia King, Gloria Woodlock, Jeannette Horschler, Uldene Blair,
Sylvia Pahl, Bobbie Burns. The third row includes George Davis, Wendel Harrison, Jimmy Ponder,
R. C. Grittitt, Clitton Hale, Claude Little, Richard Byers, Don Anderson, and Winitred Chowning.
.Qual and jvlembers ot this lnternational. Honor Society tor High School
ournallsts earn their membership by working on the yearbook or
the newspaper. Present members include, seated, Margaret McReary, Steve Matusevich, Dorothy
NeSmith, and Jeannine Rountree. Standing are David Hill, Connie Whitlock, Dorothy Nicks, Mrs.
Gene Thompson, sponsor, Katye Myres, Bobby Woody, and Larry Alland. Others not shown are John
Blessing, Wanda Harrison, Vallie Linn Holland, and Kenneth Wilson.
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' ot the 27 home rooms in school are, tirst
Janie Ream R M02 row, Nancy Garner, Sally McDonald, Pat
Poindexter, Mary Farlow, Nell Sprinkle, John Bassham, Floyd Linnstaedt, and Jere Admire. On the
second row are Gloria Wiles, Jeannette Horschler, Eleanor O'Rourke, Peggy Stokes, Jo Ann Brown,
Mary Cole, Dorothy Litchfield, Bobby Woody, and Roy Crow. Seated in the back row are Toppy
Ponder, Billy Sellers, Raymond Cook, George Blazi, Pat Crowley, Bobby Wilson, and Harlan Tidwell.
!vajt'anaJ June graduates ot the National Honor Society in-
clude, lett to right in the tirst row, Richardson,
Kahler, NeSmith, secretary, McReary, president, Blair, vice-president, Wiles, Ramsey, and Paschall. In
the second row are Kelsay, Adams, Keith, Harrison, Farlow, Nicks, Harbuck, Tyson, Valcik, Kelsey,
and Nelon. The third row includes Hampton, Shoemaker, Wray, Hooper, Byers, Little, and Matuse-
vich. January members, not shown, are Jean Clark, Cleon Flanagan, Ruby Heilman, Lena Laramore,
Tecumseh McGee, Lourene Oehlschlaeger, and John Switzer.
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"A dillar, a dollar, a 12 o'clock scholar,
How come you leave so early?"
"To finish the day at work for pay,
That's why we leave school so early."
And that's also why the Distributive Education
Club is one of the most active groups at North Side.
The Club this year campaigned its president, Bobby
Roberts, to the vice-presidency of the state organ-
ization of D. E. students at the annual state conven-
tion held in Fort Worth.
These scholarly wage-earners have made several
field trips through Fort Worth businesses as part of
their regular club meetings, and, on the social side,
they had a gala Christmas wiener roast at Lake
Worth's Peninsula Club.
0 D. E. Club officers include Ann Jones, secretary,
Archie Crittenden, vice-president, Betty Westbrook,
reporter, and Bobby Roberts, president.
O Members of the D. E. Club are: on the tirst row, Hollis Graham, Mary Strong, Joann Guess, Barbara Bohannon
Beverly Eshols, Patsy Massey, Helen Vernia, Billie Bee Johnston, Bernadean Guerry, Charles Barton, Louise Owens,
Shirley Ann Shirley, Ann Jones, Betty Jo Rodgers, George Wilson, and James Bryan. On the second row are Eugene
Odom, Betty Westbrook, Donald Odom, Mary Ermis, Maudene Underwood Jere Admire ,Bobby Roberts, Lola Kelsay,
Velma Hamm, Lewis Wood, LeRoy Box, and Roy Palmer.
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cgqptaae mance Square dancers "honor their partners" every Tuesday morning at 8:15 in
the school gym. Occasionally the colorfully dressed couples perform
before the school and outside groups, but it is the dancers themselves who get the greatest pleasure from
their gay dances. Officers are Tommy Waggoner, presidentg Sylvia Pahl, vice-president, and LaNelle
Johnson, secretary. Mr. L. L. McCombs sponsors the club and "calls" the dances.
Contests and conventions have filled much of this year for North Siclers in all depart-
ments. In the picture below, Katye Myres and Margaret McReary "cram" for the City
Conference Journalism Contest at San Antonio, while in the second picture, Genevive Gregory and Ramona
Manning compare "new Looks" in their prize-winning wool suits made in clothing classes.
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"Frencl1men" Carlos Myres and Herbie Teasley do a li++le campaignin' during
Favorifes Eledion . . . Majoreifes on parade include Barbara Madden, Doris Wiles,
Beverly Hendricks, JoAnne King, and Emaline DiGiovanni . . . Three 'co one, Nancy,
you migl-I+ as well smile, 'coo . . . Senior dinner-dance finds the faculiy iurning out,
also . . . M. L. demonstrates a sure way, assis+ed by Ronnie and Don . . . Kitiy, of
ihe Tumbling Malones, +alces a bow.
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