Stephen F Austin State University - Stone Fort Yearbook (Nacogdoches, TX)
- Class of 1954
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134415 THE STONE FORT ' 54 I Things To Fun in Log Office Presentation Ball Austinite Poll 16 Remember Administration DR. A. W. BIRDWELL President Emeritus Lcved and admired by all who know him, Dr. A. W. Birdwell, founder of Stephen F. Austin State College, is recognized as one of the leading educators in the country. He has given sound advice to thousands of young men and young women, and his counsel is still sought by the school men of East Texas. His entire life has been dedicated to improving the minds of young people, and it is he who has guided S. F. A. to its present high scholastic standards. It can truthfully be said that Dr. Birdwell is really " Mr. S. F. A. " DR. PAUL L. BOYNTON President of S. F. A. It is always a pleasure and a privilege to be able to extend greetings and best wishes to our graduates. When we look around us, not only in our own immedi- ate area in East Texas but also throughout the state and nation, and see the hundreds and thousands of other graduates of S. F. A. taking their places of leadership in the educational, social, and economic life of our times, we know that you who are graduating this year are going forth to join a most distinguished group. Colleges, of course, have a primary obligation to train students towards greater self-sufficiency, and fuller utilization of their fundamental aptitudes. We have but to notice the impact of educated men and women on the industrial and economic life of our nation to realize that education has lifted us far u p the scale of material comforts and economic security. It is our hope, however, that college graduates, and particularly the graduates of Stephen F. Austin State College, will never be content to confine their contributions, no matter how significant, to the material progress of our people. We hope that while you have been with us you have re- ceived that inspiration or urge which is needed so great- ly by all to contribute generously to the great intangibles of life. Intangibles much as personal integrity, respect for the rights of all men, enlightened patriotism, the value of the spiritual in individual and social existence, love of home and a full understanding of its role and significance in all human affairs. So as we bid you good-bye, as we say it has been a real pleasure to have had the opportunity to have worked with you these few short years, as we wish you the best of success in your various vocations, we also admonish you to set your ideals high, to be vigilant at all times in your pur- suit of the best in life. We hope that while you were with us you not only have learned better how to make a living, but also how to be outstanding men and women worthy and deserving of all good things. PAUL L. BOYNTON 19 Deans of the College Thomas E. Ferguson, Ph. D. Dean of the College D. D. Giles, Ph. D. Dean of the Graduate School Joe N. Gerber, Ph. D. Dean of the Junior Dwision R. H. Shelton, M. Ed. Dean of Men Mary W. Thompson, M. A. Dean of Women Departmental Heads Harold F. Abbott Ph. D. Chemistry Frederick Baumgartner M. M. Music Robert B. Capel Ph. D. Speech William T. Chambers Ph. D. Geography Robert S. Cornish Ph. D. Economics W. W. Dossey Thomas E. Ferguson W. F. Garner Ph. M. Ph. D. M. A. Physical Education for men English and Journalism History Ted L. Jefferies B. S. Director of Athletics Olan E. Kruse Ph. D. Physics Frank Lauderdale M. Ed., C. P. A. Business Administration W. I. Layton Ph. D. Mathematics Departmental Heads A. L. Long, Ed. D. Education Lucille Norton, Ed. D. Physical Education for Women Floyd A. Pollock, Ph. D. Sociology C. F. Sheley, Ph.D. Language Edna Wilkin, M. A. Home Economics Edwin L. Miller, Ph. D. Biology W. R. Owens, Jr., M. F. Forestry Karl T. Schlicher, Ph. D. Art J. S. Sullivan, Ph. D. Agriculture Mildred Wyatt, M. S. in L. Library Faculty and Staff Mrs. Sam Akin, B. S. Secretary to Director of College Information Henrietta Baker, M. A. Hostess Student Union Building Helen Barron, M. A. Home Economics Mrs. Lois F. Blount, M. A. History Dan Bynum, B. S., B. D. Director of Wesley Foundation Maurice W. Cecil, M. A. English Lena Arnwine, R. N., M. A. College Nurse Betty Barber, B. B. A. Secretary to Director of Extension Vesta G. Bratt, M. A. Business Administration J. H. Burr, Jr., Ph. D. Biology W. S. Cannon, M. B . A. Economics Charles K. Chamberlain, M. A History Mrs. Dean Cherry, B. S. Secretary to Registrar J. T. Cox, M. M., M. A. Music Mrs. J. Franklin Clayton B. B. A. Secretary to Business Manager Larry Covin, M. A. Assistant Director of Guidance Physical Education Faculty and Staff Elizabeth Davis, M. A. Foreign Languages Beth Durrett B. S. in L. S., B. A. Library Harold Fischer, M. A. Assistant Director of Guidance Physical Education Gladys Fox, Ph. D. English Mrs. Ruth Dennard Gibbs Hall Director Louis W. Ellerbrook, Ed. D. Education Lawrance Franks, M. A. Director of College Information George W. Gauggel, M. M. Music G. F. Gray, Ph. D. Agriculture Elbert L. Griffin, M. A. Chemistry J. D. Green, M. E. Voc. Agr. Agriculture Loretta Heath, B. S. Secretary to Dean of Junior Division Elma Heard, M. A. English Iven H. Hensley, Ed. D. Psychology F. Eugene Heilman, Ph. D. Sociology June Irwin, M. A. Physical Education for women 24 Faculty and Staff Gladys B. Johnson, M. A. Business Administration Cecil Jones, M. S. Agriculture Elizabeth C. Killingsworth Director of Wisely Hall William J. McCallum, Ph. D. Director of Extension Leroy McClendon, Ed. D. Education Robert T. McKibben, Ed. D. Education Louisville Marshall, M. A. English Robert S. Maxwell, Ph. D. History Carolyn S. Miller, B. M. Music Mi - A IT? IT " , Doris Kilpatrick, B. S. in L. S. Library Howard McCarley, Ph. D. Biology Stanford W. McKewen, B. S. Registrar James S. McNabb, Jr., M. A. Manager of Bookstore Lois N. Mason, B. S. Secretary to Dean of Graduate School Beatrice B. Meadow, M. M. Music Elsie C. Milroy, M. A. Dietitian 25 Faculty and Staff James L. Nichols, Jr., Ph. D. History R. B. Pinson, M. A. Mathematics Robert G. Smith, M. M., M. Ed. Music Oran Standley, M. A. Agriculture Wilene Stokes, B. A. Secretary to Librarian James H. Valentine, M. S. Director of Soil Analysis Laboratory Catherine Whitehorn, M. A. Library ]lifford H. Osborne, Ph. D. English Hugh B. Smith, Ph. D. Biology Mrs. Glenda Rudd Spradley B. S. Secretary to dean of college Ocie Stevens Director of Senior Dorm for Women Robert L. Turner, M. A. Physics Travis Whitaker, M. Ed. Assistant Auditor J. J. Wilson, M. A. Education FACULTY NOT PICTURED: George Hardin, Joe D. Lacy, Mary Love, R. W. Parker, S. D. Redfield, Sugene Spears, Ruth Spurgeon, Madge Stallings, John O ' Stephens, Ruth Williamson, Paul S. Wilson, Janet Turner. 26 Board of Regents Charles P. McGaha, President Wichita Falls Hubert L. Mills Houston W. H. Frank Barnes Terrell Newton S. Harrell Claude William L. Kerr Midland Frank White Clex eland Miss Emma Mae Brotze Marshall Jack Woodward Dallas John C. Calhoun Corsicana Claude Isbell, Secretary Austin 27 Student BOB CLAIBORNE President SAM AKIN Vice President FLO TERRY Secretary-Treasurer DEAN MARY THOMPSON DEAN R. H. SHELTON Sponsors Serving as a channel through which the student body may cooperate to the fullest extent with the faculty and administration, the Student Congress has striven to bring about an increased interest in student affairs and the reali- zation of the possibilities of an active and unified student body. The Student Congress is made up of a President, Vice- President, Secretary-Treasurer, and representatives from each class. The three student body officers and class presi- dents are elected in a general election held in the late spring of each year. The class representatives are chosen by class elections at the beginning of the Fall semester. The year 1953-54 has been a prosperous one for the Student Congress. Representatives attended the T.I.S.A. Executive meeting in Waco and the annual T.I.S.A. Con- vention at S. M. U. in Dallas. Some projects carried on by the group this year was the sale of calendars, helping to establish an intra-club coun- cil, and the purchase of chorus books for All College De- votion. The last big event carried out by the Student Con- gress was the sponsoring of Lumberjack Appreciation Night, in honor of the basketball team. 28 Congress Graduate Representative Senior Representatives Randal Lea fohnny Linney (not pictured) Joe Evans, Patsy Davis, Billy Murchison. Junior Representatives Mary Ann Evans, Jane Donovan, Larry Wilson, Don Beck. Sophomore Representatives Freshman Representatives Bob McCall, Mary Etta Frazier, " Buzz " McCauley. Donna Jarvis Cheever, John LaNoue. 30 Classes Randall Lea; President Len Neff; Vice-President Margaret Smith; Secretary Graduate Class Officers Gladys Lefler Len Neff Carolyn Price Raymond Shindler Margaret Smith Patricia Townsend fohn Vanderburg SENIORS SENIORS ADAMS, DUANE, B.B.A. Nacogdoches, Texas Sawyer AGLETON, GENE PAUL, B.B.A. Houston, Texas Football, Tennis, " T " Association ALLRED, ELWOOD Groves, Texas Lambda Gamma ANDRESS, EDITH R., B.S. Kirbyville, Texas Assistant dorm, hostess, choir, Wesley Foundation ANGER, WILLIAM PAUL, B.S. Beaumont, Texas President of Freshman Glass, Football ' 50, Student Gongress ' 50, Sawyer BARTON, M. PEN Henderson, Texas BEALL, SHIRLEY, B.B.A. Milam, Texas B.S.U. President, Senior Glass Reporter, Senior Glass Favorite, Who ' s Who. BELL, MILDRED, B.B.A. Harlingen, Texas BIRMINGHAM, FRANKLIN Jefjerson, Texas BOAZ, AVIS, B.S. in H.E. Lin dale, Texas SENIORS BOWERS, JANET, B.S. in H.E. Lufkin, Texas E.H.R. Club, Sigma Gamma BOWLIN, LA WANDA, B.S. Port Neches, Texas BOYD JIM B.B.S. Alto, Texas BOYNTON, PAULA STELLA, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas Fidele, Alpha Chi, Who ' s Who, F.T.A. BRAZIL, A. J., B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas BRAZIL, HELEN JEAN, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas Fidele BREVELLE, BETTY SUE, B.S. in H.E. Redland, Texas Fidele, E. H. R., Kappa Pi, Choir, B.S.U. BRIDGES, SARAH, B.S. in H.E. Tyler, Texas Fidele, E.H.R. BROOKE, MARY BETH, B.S. in H.E. Atlanta, Texas BROWNING, HORACE L., JR., B.A. Overton, Texas A.C.S., Alpha Chi SENIORS CH1LDS, PATRICIA ANNE, B.S. Center, Texas W.R.A., Delta Psi Kappa, Amitie, F.T.A. CHENEY, GERALD L., B.A. Crockett, Texas Track letterman, president of Foresters, " T " associa- tion, A.C.S. CLAIBORNE, ROBERT WILLIAM B.S. Vidor, Texas President Student Body, Business Manager of Pine Log, Sophomore Class President, Who ' s Who, Fresh- man Class Representative, Stone Fort Annual Staff, Lambda Gamma, Press Club President, Choir. CLAYTON, J. FRANKLIN, JR. B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas CLOUDY, ELDON L., B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas Sec.-Treas. Austinite Club COKER, JAMES CLYDE, JR., B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas Football, Intramural basketball, Senior Class Favor- ite, " T " association. CONNER, LETA JOYCE, B.B.A. Hemphill, Texas CASKEY, FLAVIL HALL, B.B.A. Grapeland, Texas CORLEY, CLAUDE TRACY, B.S. Sacul, Texas COURTNEY, BILLIE, B.S. in H.E. Lufkin, Texas B.S.U., E.H.R. SE NIORS CRAWFORD, JERRY ANN, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas Sigma Gamma CRUSETURNER, MAX, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas Sawyer CURRIE, J. C, B.B.A. DAVIS, PATSY MARIE, B.S. Tyler, Texas Choir, Student Congress, Alpha Chi, Wesley Founda- tion. WPP DEAN, EDDIE, B.S. Henderson, Texas DEW, JAMES ELI, B.S. Wells, Texas DERAPS, GORDON DOUGLAS, B.S. Lufkin, Texas D1LLARD, DAWN, B.S. Overton, Texas Fidele, Band Majorette, Choir 4. DILLON, JACK, B.S. Dallas, Texas Cheerleader, Forester DOVER, JOY, B.S. Rusk, Texas Fidele, Kappa Pi, F.T.A. SENIORS SENIORS GATLIN, JOY LYNN, B.A. dishing, Texas GEE, HELEN, B.A. Center, Texas Ami tie GEER, DONALD LEE, B.M. Gaston, Texas Band, Choir GIBSON, DEWEY Malokaff, Texas GOFF, BOBBY, B.M. White Oak, Texas Band, Choir GORDON, JUNE, B.B.A. Joaquin, Texas F.T.A., B.S.U., Band GOSNELL, DALE, B.B.A. Greggton, Texas " T " association, Wesley Foundation. GRAY, JOYCE ELAINE, B.B.A. Nacogdoches, Texas Fidele, Pine Log Staff, Annual Business Manager. WW • GRIFFIN, BURTON, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas Sigma Phi Alpha, A.C.S. GRIMES, GEORGE, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas SENIORS GULLEDGE, JOE, B.B.A. Nacogdoches, Texas HARRIS, ANNE, B.S. Texarkana, Texas Fidele, Kappa Pi, Future Teachers, Alpha Chi, Cheer- leader, Runner-up tor Homecoming Queen, Second Beauty ' 54. HARRIS, ROBERT N. B.S. Geneva, Texas Sawyer, Intramural Sports. HAWS, EULAINE FAYE, B.S. Jacksonville, Texas HEAD, SHIRLEY, B.S. Center, Texas Amitie, F.T.A. HENSON, MARY JO., B.S. Houston, Texas Choir, Dramatics, Wesley Foundation, Press Club, Alpha Chi, Kappa Pi, Stone Fort Beauty, F.T.A., Stone Fort Staff. HILLIN, JOYCE, B.B.A. Pine Hill, Texas Senior Class Beauty, Band, best girl dancer for 3 yr. in Austinite Poll, F.T.A., Stone Fort Staff. HOPKINS, MARTHA JEWEL,, B.S. Carthage, Texas Alpha Chi HOSEA, MAJOR L., B.S. Humble, Texas HUDMAN, WANDA LOUISE, B.S. Alt. Enterprise, Texas SE NIORS . HUGHES, F.M., B.S. Center, Texas Sawyer HUGHES, JERRY, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas JIMERSON, BOBBY, B.S. Henderson, Texas JOPLIN, FRED, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas HUSTON, JIM, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas JETTON, LOUISE, B.S. Call, Texas 5 0m JONES, CLARENCE, B.S. Lufkin, Texas Band KENDRICK, PATSY, B.B.A. Nacogdoches, Texas KING, JAMES E., B.B.A. Nacogdoches, Texas KINSEY, NORMAN, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas SENIORS KRAUSE, VENITA, B.B.A. Nacogdoches, Texas LADD, LOY G., B.S. Lufkin, Texas LADE, DON, B.S. Waco, Texas Basketball, Cartoonist for Pine Log. LAKEY, LU NAN, B.S. Chester, Texas Fidele, Alpha Chi, F.T.A. LEE, ALBERT TAYLOR, B.S. Sail Augustine, Texas Austinite, Chemistry Club, Poll director of Augustin- ite Club. LEE, LOUISE, B.S. Henderson, Texas LILLEY, YVONNE, B.S. Honey Island, Texas Kappi Pi, Sigma Gamma L1NNEY, JOHNNY, B.S. Longview, Texas Football, " T " Association, President of Student Congress, Who ' s Who, Forester, Favorite, Intramural sports. Sr. Class, Jr. Class LINTH1CUM, BOBBIE, B.S. Garrison, Texas Amitie, E. H. R. LOW, GILBERT, B.S. Bronson, Texas s EN IORS LUCKY, BENNIE JEAN, B.S. Troup, Texas LYLES, CORNELIA Longview , Texas MARTIN, SUE, B.A. Troup, Texas F.T.A., Wesley Foundation McFADDIN, ESTELLE, B.A. Lindale, Texas Alpha Chi McGOWN, MAURINE, B.S. Carthage, Texas McHANEY, RANDOLPH, B.B.A. Kilgore, Texas Vice-President Senior Class McMILLEN, JOE TOM, B.S. Geneva, Texas Sawyer McSWAIN, JAMES RAY, B.A. Nacogdoches, Texas MOORE, TERRY, B.S. Alto, Texas Football, Track MUCKLEROY, JUANITA, B.S. Nacogdoches, T exas Fidele, Band, Twirler, F.T.A., Kappa Pi, Freshman Duchess. SENIORS MURCH1SON, WILLIAM R., B.S. Crockett, Texas Sawyer, Press Club, Editor Pine Log, Stone Fort Staff, Who ' s Who, Most Typical Boy in Austinite Poll. NEFF, BARBARA BATES, B.A. Nacogdoches, Texas Editor Stone Fort, Alpha Psi Omega, Club, F.T.A., Alpha Chi, Who ' s Who. Fidele, Press O ' REAR, ALICE LYNN, B.S. Shelbyville, Texas PARKER, ALFRED, B.S. Jacksonville , Texas Mr. SFA, Football, Track PARTIN, FRANCES ANN, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas Pine Burr, Twirler PATE, THOMAS, B.A. Nacogdoches, Texas PENNY, CHARLES, B.S. Gushing, Texas F.F.A., Austinite PICOU, GARLAND, B.S. Beaumont, Texas Forester SENIORS PITTS, FRANCES, B.S. Hawkins, Texas POOL, ELI W., B.S. Henderson, Texas POWELL, HERBERT, B.S. Brookeland, Texas Austinite, F.F.A. RATLEY, ARTIS W., Carthage, Texas Band, Choir B.M. RICHARDS, ANN DAWSON, B.S. dishing, Texas Fidele ROGERS, IDA, B.M. Paris, Texas Sigma Gamma, Band, Choir RUBY, JOE DONALD, B.F. Lufkin, Texas Choir, Band, Sylvans, Lambda Gamma RUSHING, DORIS L., B.S. Groveton, Texas Who ' s Who, Sigma Phi Alpha, Alpha Chi SATTERWHITE, J. H., B.B.A. Sacul, Texas SIMS, BETTY, B.S. Nacogdoclies, Texas B.S.U. Secretary and duchess SENIORS SMITH, GARY, B.A. Bronson, Texas Alpha Psi Omega, Sawyer SMITH, ROBERT E., B.F. Kirbyville, Texas Sulvans, Austinite SMITH, CHARLES WAYNE, B.B.A. Garrison, Texas SOAPE, SUE, B.A. Carttiage, T exas STANLEY, BOBBY L., B.A. Center, Texas STONE, EDWARD DENNIS, B.A. New London, Texas Biology Club, Lambda Gamma, Vice- President Sopho- more Class STRICKLAND, GORDON, B.S. Henderson , Texas STURROCK, JIMMIE (SLIM)., B.S. Colmesneil, Texas TAYLOR, ANNIE S., B.S. Riverside, Texas TEAL, NITA JOYCE, B.S. Waco, Texas B.S.U. 1 SENIORS TERRY, FLORINE, B.S. Houston, Texas Wesley Foundation, Press Club, Pine Log Staff, Who ' s Who, Homecoming Duchess, Secretary-Treasurer of Student Congress, Stone Fort Staff, Miss SFA 1953-54, Friendliest Cirl in Austinite Poll TILLISON, VIVIAN, B.S. Henderson , Texas Fidele, Press Club THOMPSON, AZALEA STUART, B.S. Houston, Texas THOMPSON, BALDWIN, B.S. Hidalgo, Texas THOMPKINS, JEANETTE ANNF, B.B.A. Beckxille, Texas Amitie TOLAR, RAYMOND E., B.A. Deer Park, Texas WALLACE, JONELL, B.S. Cushing, Texas Amitie, FT. A., Kappa Pi WHITAKER, MRS. BETTY, B.S.H.E. Cushing, T exas E.H.R., Alpha Chi WHITSETT, CLIFTON, B.A. Overton, -Texas WILLARD, ARMETTA, B.S. in H.E. Chriesrnan , Texas WILLIAMS, ROBERT G., B.A. Jefferson, Texas WOMACK, NORRIS E., B.S. Apple Springs, Texas 1 WRIGHT, NELDA FAYE, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas Fidele, F.T.A., Press Club, Pine Log Staff, Stone Fort Staff, Kappa Pi, Choir WRIGHT, ROBERT L., B.S. Baytown, Texas Sylvans, Alpha Chi YARBOROUGH, PATSY GILIS, B.S. Beckxille, Texas F.T.A., Amitie YOUNG, LYNDA JANE, B.S. Nacogdoches, Texas Pine Burr reporter, Secretary of Biology Club, W.R.A. Council, Wittiest Girl in Austinite Poll, Stone Fort Staff, Pine Log Staff, Texas Academy of Science, Vice President of Press Club Not Pictured: DAVID RITTER, Carthage, Texas HOLLIS MILLER, Jasper, Texas DARRELL DOSS, Nacogdoches, Texas ELDREDGE CREECH, Colmesneil, Texas SAMUEL C. AKIN, Nacogdoches, Texas BILL YOUNGBLOOD, New Boston, Texas LAKE LITTLEJOHN, Marshall, Texas IRENE McCRANIE, Nacogdoches, Texas 49 JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Lavera Joyce Adams Luke Adams Harold Akin Lena Beth Alexander Mona Sue Anger Mary Angel Yvonne Armstrong Aurie A. Bailey Edward t. Baker Faye Bal low- Bobby Joe Beauchamp Don Beck Bobby Ben bow Jean Black Iris Bradberry Mary Elizabeth Bridges JUNIORS Robbie Briery Taul Burgess At Norman Bynum Leslie Cheever Mo elle Clark Lorene Coleman Bavannah L. Crabtree Stanley Cruse ' Harry Dailey Ruth Dean Beverly Donahoe ane Donovan 52 JUNIORS 53 JUNIORS Margaret Martin Dwight Mason Neal McCord Catherine McKinney 54 JUNIORS A. B. Menasco Peggy Mock Barbara Moody Grade Moranto Raymond Nichols 55 JUNIORS 56 SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS SOPHOMORES Jack Angelo Elton Bailey Bobby Bane Joyce Barker Earl Barnett Gemar Battise Carolyn Blanton Lenville Byars Beverly Ansley Mary Baker Ottis Barge Clayton Barnes Joe Dell Bashman Carolyn Bice Charles Boulware Carol Castleberry SOPHOMORES SOPHOMORES Harold Franklin Roy Gandy Ralph Gillham Dorothy Jo Grimes Eunice Haney J. D. Hegdon Betty Holland Bobby Jenkins 60 ton enderson urt SOPHOMORES Joe Johnson Charlse kenneson Frida Lee Nellene Lowe Bailey Marshall Jimmy McConnell Bob McMahon Martha Nell Keeling H. L. Lantrip Glenda Love Don Manley Bob McCall Hayden McCauley Charles McCordy Dale McMillan 61 SOPHOMORES Tate Milncr Karen Muckleroy Anita Mundell [a n ice Nichojs Bruce Norman Max Olson Betty Pharr Steve Reese Jim Muckleroy Roland Muckleroy 62 il, Jsttm- T 1 Robert Murray Billy Noble George Numsen Martha Peters favan Randall Sue Reynolds Keifer Richards Curtis Sealbeuch Preston Shou brock Gary Spring Donnice Sutton Francis H. Tucker Shirley Walker Aubrey Womack Carl Rodgers Betty Sue Spillars Wilma Dell Strickland Mary Ann Terry Donald Wade James Widner Charlotte Womack Ouida Woods FRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS John LaNoue President Clyde McAulifte V-Pres. Carolyn Kendrick Sec.-Treas. 64 FRESHMEN Doris Reynolds John Allen Patsy Barker Sherwood Barker Conrad Barrett Kenneth Barton Sue Beard Jack Berg Nancy Bethune Carol Blanton Marilyn Booth Gordon Brashear Doris Brandon Jeanette Broker Mary Ann Brooks Tyann Brown Joy Brumble Bruce Brunt Ola Burnett Georgia Butler Martin Cartines Perry Chapman Joyce Childres Kenneth Childress 65 FRESHMEN TO Paul Clark Nelson Cloudy William Cochran Betty Jo Cole Carolyn Collier Betty Collins William Cammack Morris Cordova A. N. Corley Robert Cosper Lerlene Covington Parrish Cox Patsy Cox Bobbie Craig Carolyn Cross Martha Currie Bryan Davis Joe Deaton Robert Dennis Glen Dominy Edgar Dorsett Shirley Driver Charlotte Edmons Diana Engstrom FRESHMEN Edithmarie Erickson James Fort Sue Frick Joanne Fuller Talmadge Fuller Ernestine Fuson Alice Garner Jimmy Gary Billy Gaston Bab Goodwin Robert Graham Karen Gregory David Grogan Viola Gulledge Margaret Haley Mozelle Hall Herman Hancock Jacko Hargrove Gene Helpenstill John Henderson Leon Hendry Joyce Hodges Marilyn Honea Bruce Hughes FRESHMEN Gordon Hutson Harold Jackson Louise Jacobs Sharon Jarrell Donna Jarvis Haden Johnson Nita Johnson Bonnie Jones Max Jones Carolyn Kendrick Helen Kennedy Virginia Kennedy Betty Sue King Glynis King Herbert Kitzman Rudy Koenig Kassel Lambert Martin Lazarine Allen Lea Betty Leadbetter Evelyn Lee Joe Lee Barbara Martindale Travis Matlock 68 FRESHMEN Vivian Maynard Howard Miles Randall Milstead Patricia Minton Allen Mooney May Morris Clyde McAulitte Opal McBride Frances McGaughey Buddy McKinley Marjorie McNeill fo Ann Nader Virginia Nader Howard Neill John Nelson Elroy Nichols Hoi lis Nichols Ralph Nixon Margaret Overstreet Lynne Owens William Oxford Katherine Parks James Parrish Kenneth Parrish 69 FRESHMEN »« [ ? 1 -mar- . ...... Si 1 ft r Tracie Pearman Jack Peebles Mary Peebles Dan Penny Rutty Perales Auby Phelps Margaret Pittman Billy Powers Veronica Prado James Price Elmer Pruitt Joe Pyle Marlys Ramey Sue Nell Ramsey Tommy Randall Charles Reeves Joy Reeves William Reeves Bob Rhoades Norma Richards Betty Roberts Charles Ro ell Bobbie Rudd Bobbie Runnels FRESHMEN John Russell Paul Sanders Joseph Sapp Royce Sargent Jim Sewell Don Shahan Frit Sheley Richard Siler Glen Simmons Kenneth Simmons Ruhy Smelley Claude Smith Frank Smith Donald Soloman Kaleta Steaddum Helen Stevenson Martha Steveson David Sullivan Mack Summers Sue Summers Jane Tabb James Tankersley John Tatum Dcnman Taylor FRESHMEN Kent Vaughn Frances Ware Nina Watkins Jim Wenzlaff Ouida Whitaker Hugh Whitehead Gaynell Whitton Elizabeth Wilcox Helen Wilcox Mary Louise Williams Roger Williams Beth Wilson Jane Ann Woodfin Lillie Wright Clareece Yarbrough Bernadine Young Elizabeth Young 72 Features MISS S. F. A. florine terry MR. S. F. A. alfred parker HOMECOMING QUEEN mary elizakth bridges 75 76 anne ham ' s KAPPA PI iris bradberry PINE BURR BEAUTIES mary bridges carolyn blanton ruth dean mary ann evans 78 mary jo henson BEAUTIES joyce hillin donna jarvis venita krause 1 mary ann laird 79 BEAUTIES may morris carolyn price martha peters t A wilma Strickland gloria stroud 80 patriria swift annette wise ouida woods mary bridges baldwin thompson florine terry lake littlejohn WHO ' S WHO In American Colleges } donald edgar anne harris don beck billy murehison doris rushing and Universities don gaston paula boynton lloyd giles ed kelly CLASS FRESHMEN sue nell ramsey john la none GRADUATE len neff JUNIOR bobby jimerson margie gibson FAVORITES SOPHOMORE carol castleberry elton bailey margaret smith SENIOR james coker shirley beall Most Beautiful Girl Most Handsome Boy Joyce Barker John Anthony Cutest Boy and Girl Gloria Stroud Herman Hendrix Most Popular Boy and Girl Gerald Cecil Mary Bridges Cutest Couple Joy Dover Homer Holland Austinite Cutest Married Couple Beverly and Johnny Linney Friendliest Boy and Girl Flo Terry Bobby Jimmerson Poll Must Typical College Girl Gloria Garner Most Typical College Boy Billy Murchison Not Pictured Dumbest Boy and Birl May Morris ' Chick ' Mcintosh Best Boy and Girl Dancer Joyce Hillin Harry Dailcy Favorite Man and Woman Teacher Mrs. Cecil Mr. Chamberlain Wittiest Boy and Gi l Lynda Young Elton Bailey S. F. A. Features Athletics Athletic Director and Head Coach Ted L. J emeries and Assistant Coach R. W. Parker handled the reins of the Lumberjacks for the 1953 season. This was Jefferies ' seventh year at SFA and Parker ' s fourth. 1953 Season Resume The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks finished the 1953 season with a record of one win and eight losses, for the worst record of Lumberjack teams since 1946. The lone victory for the Axmen was a 16-14 win over McNeese State in the second game of the year. The losses were to Texas A I, Lamar, Southeastern Louisiana, Southwest Texas, Sul Ross, East Texas, and Sam Houston. In spite of the bad record there were several bright spots on the Lumberjack side of the slate. Baldwin Thompson, a fine end from Weslaco, gained a first team berth on the Lone Star Con- ference All-Conference team. Though the Lumberjacks came out on the short end of the score, several of the games were close and provided fine entertainment for foot- ball fans. The Lumberjacks played Sam Houston, South- west Texas, and East Texas until sheer weight of numbers wore them down. A A Season Resume Stanley Cruse scores Jone touchdown as ' Jacks bow to Texas AM 7-6 in season opener .... Johnny, Linney and Alfred Parker get TD ' s, Bailey Marshall converts one, and Leslie Cheever kicks field goal as SFA wins over McNeese 16-14 . . . . Linney passes for 233 yards, Baldwin Thompson and Ken Scarborough score and Marshall con verts two, but ' Jacks bow to Lamar Tech, 19-14 .... pow- erful Southeastern La. rolls over ' Jacks 35-0 in Ham- mond .... Tommv Atkins scores only TD as Southwest Texas wins 34-7 in Nacogdoches .... SLI does it again, 14-7, with Elton Bailey doing all scoring for SFA . . . . Atkins and Scarborough score TD ' s, Talbot and Cruse convert, as ' Jacks lose to Sul Ross 31-14 in a cold game in Alpine .... ' Jacks hold East Texas until late in second period, but superior manpower wears boys down and final score reads 39-0 .... Sam Houston wins Homecoming game in Nacogdoches and final game of season 25-14, Hendrix and Linney score TD ' s, Marshall and Cheever convert. All-Conference End Balchuin Thompson gets set. Does not include post-season games Homecoming A large crowd of students, ex-students, and friends of Stephen F. Austin were treated to a full day of fine activi- ties at the annual Homecoming on November 14. Home- coming this year was dedicated to the class of 1928 and to the 25th anniversary of the Ex-Student ' s Association. Beginning with the registration of exes and continuing to the last dance of the night played by Ray McKinley and his orchestra, the day was enjoyable for everyone. The parade downtown was a fine one and the football game was with the arch rival, Sam Houston. True, the Bearkats won, 25-14, but not before the Lumberjacks made them really work for the win. The football team chose a sweetheart for the season and the honor went to Mrs. Beverly Linney, the wife of the Lumberjack quarterback, Johnny Linney. Beverly was presented at the football game and received a gold foot- ball from the members of the team. The Walter Todd award to the most valuable Lumber- jack football player went to Alfred Parker of Jacksonville, a senior halfback. The captains for the Homecoming tilt were Parker and Baldwin Thompson, the senior end who made All-Con- ference for SFA. Mrs. Beverly Linney Football Sweetheart Homecoming Game Action Alfred Parker receives award from Walter Todd Season ' s Results Date Opponent SFA Score Opp. Score Sept. 19 Texas A I at Kingsville 6 7 Sept. 26 McNeese State at Nacogdoches 16 14 Oct. 3 •Lamar Tech at Beaumont 14 19 Oct. 10 Southeastern Louisiana at Hammond 35 Oct. 17 •Southwest Texas at Nacogdoches 7 34 Oct. 24 Southwest Louisiana Institute at Nacogdoches 7 14 Oct. 31 Sul Ross at Alpine 14 31 Nov. 7 •East Texas at Commerce 39 Nov. 14 • ( ) Sam Houston at Nacogdoches 14 25 •Conference • ( ) Homecoming 1953 LETTERMEN Gene Paul Agleton, Tommy Atkins, Elton Bailey, Sherwood Barker, Earl Barnett, Bill Blakely, A. J. Brazil, Leslie Cheever, James Coker, Gahlen Crawford, Stanley Cruse, Rex Flanagan, Ralph Gillham, Herman Hendrix, Ed Kelly, Johnny Linney, Bailey Marshall, Clyde McAuliffe, Neal McCord, Terry Moore, Alfred Parker, Kenneth Scarborough, Rusty Talbot, Richard Tallent, Baldwin Thompson, Huey Warren, Robert Webb, Lowell Youngblood. SQUADMEN Kenneth Barton, Harry Dailey, Robert Davis, Francis Flowers, Rudy Koenig, John La- Noue, Johnny Matthews, Hayden McCauley, Tracie Pearman, Charles Reeves, Preston Shou- brouck. rt c k e t b a I I p 1953- s e a s 54 O SFA 79, TWC 59 SFA 75, Sam Houston 78 95 Roy Carroway Forward Gerald Cecil Guard Bobby Flanagan Guard Co-Captain 1953-54 A. B. Menasco Guard Bruce Norman Guard Season The SFA Lumberjacks finished the 1953-54 basketball year with a season record of twelve wins and twelve losses and a conference record of three wins as against seven losses. But the bare facts don ' t tell the story of the team. On some nights they were unbeatable, others they couldn ' t beat anybody. Perhaps their main characteristic was that they never quit trying and playing as hard as they knew how, even if fate had seemed to turn the other way. For instance in the game with Rice in Nacogdoches, SFA won 77 to 75 in what was the sweetest victory of the season and one of the best basketball games seen in the memory of local fans. SFA hit 54% of their shots that night, while Rice was good for 51%. Rice went on to share the Southwest Conference championship with Texas univer- sity and the SFA loss was the only non-conference loss of the regular season. The next game the ' Jacks went to Beaumont for the first of two games with Murray Shaw Forward Lloyd Giles Center Joe Johnson Guard Squad Glenn Pearson Forward Highlights Lamar Tech. They tried just as hard, hut were able to hit only 16% of their shots and lost, 59 to 82. During the season the ' Jacks beat two other title holders, St. Edward ' s of the Big State Conference and Howard Payne of the Texas Conference. The Axmen took the measure of Howard Payne twice and split with Rice and St. Edward ' s. Yet, the ' Jacks could finish no better than fifth in their own conference! Paul " Buster " Alford led the way for the Lumberjacks both in scoring and in rebounds. The co-captain had 335 points for a 14.6 average and 194 rebounds for a 8.4 game average. Buster, who played forward and center as the occasion demanded, was named to the Lone Star Conference All-Conference second team. The other co-captain, Bobby Flanagan, received honorable mention All-Con- ference as did Glenn Pearson. Flanagan, Alford, and Cecil were the three graduating seniors. 134415 James Sitton Forward Season ' s Results SFA 70 Texas Wesleyan 71 T Dec. 1 SFA 71 Centenary 58 H Dec. 4 SFA 56 Rice Institute 78 T Dec. 8 SFA 79 Texas Wesleyan 59 H Dec. 10 SFA 66 Texas Lutheran 52 H Dec. 12 SFA 67 McNeese State 69 H Dec. 15 SFA 95 Howard Payne 66 H Dec. 17 SFA 60 Centenary 62 T Jan. 5 SFA 77 Sam Houston 92 T Jan. 8 SFA 77 Howard Payne 75 T Jan. 11 SFA 52 East Texas 57 H Jan. 14 SFA 41 St. Edward ' s 52 T Jan. 16 SFA 64 McNeese State 61 T Jan. 23 SFA 76 Texas Lutheran 58 T Jan. 26 SFA 67 St. Edward ' s 53 H Jan. 29 SFA 85 Sul Ross 67 H Feb. 1 SFA 77 Sul Ross 58 H Feb. 2 SFA 77 Rice Institute 75 H Feb. 6 SFA 59 Lamar Tech 82 T Feb. 8 SFA 75 Sam Houston 78 H Feb. 12 SFA 64 Southwest Texas 79 H Feb. 15 SFA 51 East Texas 67 T Feb. 18 SFA 72 Lamar Tech 61 H Feb. 23 SFA 58 Southwest Texas 92 T Feb. 26 Conference Games PAUL " BUSTER " ALFORD Second Team All-Conference Co-Captain Forward - Center Individual Highs LONE STAR CONFERENCE Season Standings Total Points Scored for Season— Buster Alford 335 Team W L Pts. Opp. Total Points Scored for one game— Bobby Flanagan (Sul Ross) __28 20 1616 1360 Field Goals Scored— Bobby Flanagan (Sul Ross) 11 East Texas 4 Buster Alford— (Howard Payne, Texas Lutheran) _-ll Southwest Texas 17 5 1665 1355 Free Throws Scored— Bobby Flanagan— (Sam Houston) 9 Lamar Tech 13 11 1768 1672 Buster Alford— (Sam Houston) 9 Stephen F. Austin 12 12 1632 1622 Number of Rebounds in One Game— Glenn Pearson (Sul Ross) __16 Sam Houston 12 12 1873 1889 Number of Rebounds for Season— Buster Alford 194 Sul Ross 6 18 1524 1676 Field Goal Percentage _ Glenn Pearson .419 Appreciation Night Appreciation Night sponsored by the Stu- dent Congress for the Lumberjack basketball team this year was held on February 23, the night of the conference game with the Lamar Tech Cardinals of Beaumont. Before the game all the members of the team were intro- duced to the fans and then special awards were made to the graduating seniors, Gerald Cecil, Bobby Flanagan, and Paul Alford. Each re- ceived an engraved identification bracelet. Coach and Mrs. Stephens were presented with a picnic outfit. Joyce Hillin, the basketball sweetheart was presented with a bouquet of roses by the senior boys. The game following the ceremonies was a success as the ' Jacks gained revenge for an earlier defeat by the Cardinals and beat them 72 to 61. This was the final home appearance for the Lumberjacks. Lettermen for the 1953-54 Lumberjacks are Gerald Cecil, Bobby Flanagan, Joe Johnson, Paul Alford, Lloyd Giles, Murray Shaw, James Sitton, Glenn Pearson, and Roy Carroway. JOYCE HILLIN Basketball Sweetheart Team Marks LONE STAR CONFERENCE Most Points in One Game— (Howard Payne) 95 Conference Standin Least Points in One Game— (St. Edward ' s) 41 Team W L Pts. Opp. Field Goals Scored— (Texas Lutheran) 32 East Texas 10 673 539 Southwest Texas 8 2 734 596 Free Throws Scored— (Howard Payne) 37 Sam Houston 5 5 757 803 Fewest Personal Fouls— (McNeese) 10 Lamar Tech 4 6 680 696 Most Personal Fouls— (Texas Wesleyan) 31 Stephen F. Austin 3 7 670 733 Number of Rebounds— (Centenary) 56 Sul Ross 10 600 747 R. W. PARKER Head Track Coach . . . On The Track The Lumberjack track team, under the guidance of Coach R. W. Parker, began jogging around the cinder path of Memorial Stadium last January. The 1954 Stephen F. Austin State College track team took on an eleven meet schedule this season. And once again the performance of the Lumberjack " thinly-clads " proved in keeping with the quality of the schedule. Seven members are back from last year ' s squad along with twelve new comers, giving Coach Parker a squad of nineteen. Track Season ' 54 Gerald Cheney.Joe Evans, Tracie Pearman, Harry Dailey, Clyde McAulitfe Billy Gaston 1954 Schedule March 12-13 Border Olympics Laredo March 19-20 Invitational Meet Fort Worth March 27 Southwest Texas Invitational San Marcos March 31 North Texas Invitational Meet Denton April 2-3 Texas Relays Austin April 9-10 S.L.I. Invitational Meet Lafayette April 16 Huntsville Triangle Meet Huntsville April 23 Southwest Texas Triangle Meet San Marcos May 1 Triangle Meet Nacogdoches May 6 Huntsville Triangle Meet Huntsville May 14-15 Conference Meet Commerce Buster All ' ord Tommy Atkins Bobby Sibley Bol) Rhoades Ralph Gillham Ed Kelly A. T. Nutt 102 ENNIS Schedule March 3 Lamar Tech at Beaumont March 9 Centenary at Shreveport March 15 Lamar Tech at Nacogdoches March 16 Rice Institute at Nacogdoches April 3 Rice Institute in Houston April 14 Centenary at Nacogdoches April 23 River Oaks Invitational April 29 East Texas at Commerce May 4 East Texas at Nacogdoches May 7-8 Conference Meet in San Marcos TED L. JEFFERIES Head Coacli Front row: Bill Dean, Norman Kinsey, and Ray Beavers. Back row: Gilbert Wofford, and Gene Paul Agleton. G L F Schedule March 3 March 6 March 15 March 17 March 19, 20 March 23 March 26 Apr Apr Apr April April April 1 2 1 6 1 9 14 23, Lamar Tech Beaumont Texas A M College Station Lamar Tech Nacogdoches Baylor Nacogdoches Ft. Worth Recreational Fort Worth Rice Nacogdoches Baylor Waco North Texas Denton Rice Houston Centenary Shreveport Centenary Nacogdoches River Oaks Invitational Tournament, Houston Texas A M College Nacogdoches Coach: Ted L. Jefferies Tommy Durham Jimmy McConnel Stewart Bell Doug Duraps Earl Barnett Mr. Larry Covin Director of Intramurals Championship competition in four major sports comprises most of the men ' s intra- mural program at SFA. In football during 1953-54, the Forester Club won the pennant. The basketball crown was won by the Purple Aces. Volleyball found the Roundballers tak- ing first place. The winner of the softball title had not been determined when the year- book went to press. For something different in the way of men ' s intramurals, a hand-ball tournament was held, under the direction of Shorty Horn. Mr. Larry Covin is the director of men ' s intramurals. Larry Wilson served as the manager of men ' s intramurals for this year. The program is sponsored by the men ' s department of physical education. Men ' s Intramurals Larry Wilson Manager of Intramurals 105 Cheerleaders Following in the traditions of past SFA Cheerleaders, the cheerleaders of 1953-54 served as the spark-plug for school spirit. These students stuck with the ' Jacks through good and bad times at all the athletic contests. Leading the student body, they supported the teams with their cheers and shouts of encouragement. Serving as cheerleaders were: Bob Owen, Shirley Walker, Bobby Murphy, Mary Elizabeth Rushing, Boyd Waltman, and Betty Sue Spillers. Smartly outfitted in white uniforms, trim- med in purple, with the purple lettering " Lumberjacks " on back of the shirts, the cheerleaders added a dash of color as well as enthusiasm to every contest. Head cheerleader was Betty Sue Spillers. Serving as sponsor of the cheerleaders was Dr. Lucille Norton. A little added school spirit SFA Cheerleaders, left to right: Bob Owen, Mary " Liz " Rushing, Bobby Murphy, Shirley Walker, Boyd Waltman, Betty Sue Spillers 106 Alfred Parker receives Walter Todd Memorial award; " most valuable " Baldicin Thompson looks on as does Homecoming Queen Mary Bridges and Bob Claiborne, Student Body Prexy. A tangle of legs in the Sam Houston Appreciation Night affair Winners of ' 53 Badminton Doubles Kathleen Cheever, Faye Balloiu Winner of ' 53 and ' 5- Badminton Singles Faye Balloiu Women ' s Volleyball All Stars ' 55 Shirley Grigsby, Faye Balloiu, Sue Ash wood, Kathleen Cheever, Betty John son, Dee Cloyd Winners of ' 54 Badminton Doubles Virginia Ke medy, Kathleen Cheever Sports Volleyball winners 5 3— Sigma Gatnmft Faye Ballow, Mary McCameron, Lone Ethel Mettlen, Barbara Moody, Edna Morgan, Kathleen Cheever Archery ' 54 Pat Chi Ids ' 54 Basketball Winners— Sigma Gam- ma Faye Hallow, Lou Ethel Mettlin, Bar- bara Moody, Joyce Adams, Nellene Lowe, Katttleen Clieei er. W.R.A. Homecoming Float ' 54 Basketball All Stars Betty Gray, Kathleen Cheever, Vir- ginia Kennedy, Joyce Adams, Mozelle Clark, Marjorie McNeill, Bobbie Rey- nolds. Faye Ballow ' 54 Freethrow Winner— Faye Balloxv BIB i " " SS !i; m Kathleen dash Cheevei, 60 and 75 yard Organizations The Stone Fort BARBARA BATES NEFF Editor JOYCE GRAY Business Manager Shirley Walker Assistant Editor Jo Ellen Gaston Sophomore Class Jane Donavan Junior Class Nelda Wright Senior Class Mary Ann Evans Graduate Class Jody Henson Snapshot Section Editors Flo Terry Organizations Pat Swift Social Clubs Betty Flanagan Social Clubs Len Neff s P orts Bob Claiborne Sports Billy Murchison Sports 112 Annual Staff 1954 The Stone Fort for this year has been made possible after many days of hard work by every member of the Staff. The 1954 issue of the Stone Fort makes the thirtieth edition of the yearbook publication. Each year including this one the annual staff has tried to capture the history of the year and pre- serve it in the pages of the book that it might help to bring back memories through the years to come. The Pine Log BILLY MURCHISON BOB CLAIBORNE Business Flo Terry Nelda Wright Pat Swift Mo elle Claik Ramona Hawthorne Don Lade _ Jody Hcnson Mary Ann Evans -Gertrude Darling Len Neff _Sam Akin Cartoonist Staff Of 1954 The goal of the Pine Log Staff this year has been to bring to the student body a summary of the week- ly events as they happened on the S.F.A. campus. Led by Billy Murchison the staff worked hard to cover all the campus news and to present it in an interesting and complete way. This year marks the twenty sixth year of publi- cation of the Pine Log. Many people outside of the regular staff have also aided in making this year complete. A word of thanks goes to Weaver Black- shear and others at the Sentinel who helped in the makeup and printing of the paper each week. The personal columns by Mozelle Clark, Gerti Darling, Pat Swift, and the Editor have given the paper that special touch. Ringo ' s cartoons have added the laughs and the rest of the staff have re- ported the news. By working together the Staff has presented the student body an outstanding paper during the year. Left to right: Len Neff, Billy Murchi- son, Bob Claiborne, Sam Akin. Left to right: Flo Terry, Nelda Wright, Pat Swift, Mozelle Clark, Ramona Hawthorne, Jody Henson, Mary Ann Evans. Stephen F. Austin ROBERT G. SMITH Director Robert G. Smith served his second year as band director at Stephen F. Austin this year. Mr. Smith made an outstanding band of the Lumberjack musicians. They performed at all of the home Football and basketball games helping to keep up the school spirit. Majorettes 1954 Left to right: Sue Nell Ramsey, Drum major; Gloria Garner, Mozelle Hall, Martha Peters, Juanita Muckelroy, Daxun Dillard. (Not pictured— Gloria Stroud.) Lumberjack Band The Stephen F. Austin Band has proven itself successful as it played for all of the Home athletic events during 1953-54. The Band played a large part in the Homecoming activities as it performed in the parade in the morning and led in the hall time activities at the Homecoming game in the afternoon. An addition to the band during the basketball season was the black and white plaid flannel shirts that made the band a definite part of every game. During the spring semester the band played several concerts here and away. The front section of the band has added the needed color during their many performances Heading this group has been Sue Nell Ramsey as Drum Major. The majorettes for the year have been Gloria Garner, Mozelle Hall, Martha Peters, Juanita Muckelroy, Dawn Dillard and Gloria Stroud. The flag bearers have been; Joyce Hillin, Mary Liz Bridges, and Sue Reynolds A Capella Choir Under the direction of Frederick Baumgartner, the choir has grown in quality and increased in the number of units. The formation of the Sextette and Quartet has enabled the choir to be presented on more programs in various east Texas towns. The A Cappella Choir enjoys the reputation of being one of the finest in the southwest. FREDERICK BAUMGARTNER Director Sextette Quartet Left to right: Charlse Kenneson , Pianist; Beth Alex- ander, Alice Garner, Patsy Davis, Mary Ann Laird, Left to right: Artis Ratley, Hollis Miller, Jimmy Sue Reynolds, Margie Gibson. Hammett, Gordon Strickland. At Stephen F. Austin One of the most popular organizations on the campus is the A Cappella Choir. The choir consisted of 50 members this year. In the fall semester there were appearances in Jasper, Center, Nacogdoches High School, and the annual Christmas Program on the campus. The Christmas program was recorded for use during the Christmas Season. During the Spring several concerts were given both here and away. Because of the many hours of work and practice, the choir has become the outstanding organization that it is. Two newly organized groups are the Sextette and the Quartet. These two groups have made many appearances with the choir as well as many individual programs. The members of the sextette are: Alice Garner. Patsv Davis. Beth Alexander, Margie Gibson, Mary Ann Laird and Sue Reynolds. The Quartet members are: Artis Ratley, Hollis Miller, Jimmy Hammett, Gordon Strickland. Kappa Pi Bottom, left to right: Dr. Karl Schlicher, Dorothy Ward, Mary Beth Brooke, Ann Harris. Yvonns Lilly. Second row, left to right: Peggy Mock, Edith Andress, Mary Jo Henson, Betty Pharr, Betty Sue Brevelle. Third row, left to right: Eunice Haney, Jo Nell Wallace, Nellene Low, Betty Holland, Marie Adams. Fourth row, left to right: Nelda Wright, Patricia Swift,. Joy Nell Dover, Betty Sue Spillers. Fifth row: Travis Matlock. Kappa Pi, national honorary art fraternity, is represented at Stephen F. Austin State College by Beta Iota chapter. The purpose of the promotion of understanding and appreciation of art on the cam- pus and the promotion of good relations with art departments of other colleges and universities. Stu- dents eligible for membership are art majors and minors who have maintained a satisfactory scholastic average. Dr. Karl Schlicher, head of the S.F.A. De- partment of Art, is sponsor of the group. Activities of Kappa Pi include an annual Spring exhibition, designing and executing decorations for the Cotillion Club Christmas Ball, participation in Homecoming activities, and a party or picnic held in the Spring. A feature of this year ' s activities was the club ' s participation in the National Art Exhibi- tion of Kappa Pi members throughout the Nation. Ten entries, consisting of drawings, oil paintings, and watercolors, were sent by local members to the na- tional show which was held in San Antonio, January 28 to February 10, 1954. Twenty six pledges were entertained at a pledge ceremony at the College -Coffee Shop on November 2, 1953. Twenty one of the pledges were later initiated at a formal initiation ceremony held in February, 1954. This year ' s Kappa Pi officers are: Dorothy Jackson Ward, President; Anne Harris, Vice President; Mary Beth Brooke, Sec- retary; LaNell Chadwick, Treasurer; Yvonne Lilley, Assistant secretary. FORMAL INITIATION 1953 FORMAL INITIATION 1954 G i b b s Ha! Council Faye Ballow President Nellene Lowe Vice President Mary Etta Frazier Secretary Eunice Haney Treasurer I.aNell Chadwick Assistant Dormi- tory Hostess Maiy Elizabeth Rushing Sergeant- at-Arms Betty Pharr Historian Mozelle Clark Reporter Joyce Barker Social Chairman Mrs. Ruth Dennard — Dormitory Hostess The Council at Gibbs Hall makes and enforces the rules and laws, that the girls living in the dorm must follow, other than those established in the dean ' s office. The council is run by parliamentary procedure. Through working to- gether the Gibbs Hall homecoming decorations have won for them the Student Congress trophy for the last three years. nior Dormitory Hostesses Mrs. Ora Stevens Dormitory Hostess Edith Andress Assistant Hostess (Fall term) Betty Holland Assistant Hostess (Spring term) Nita Teal Hostess Flo Terry Hostess The Sr. Dorm Hostesses work at the reception desk on the main floor of the Senior Dorm. Their duty is to answer the phone and contact the proper parties, receive any visitors and help them to feel at home. Under the direction of Mrs. Stevens the girls have learned to be courteous and polite while in the position of hostess in the dormitory. Baptist Student Union OFFICERS Shirley Beall, President; Raymond Tolar, Enlistment Vice Chairman; Patsy Feazell, Social Vice Presi- dent; Bernie Hutchinson, Steward- ship Vice President; Beth Alex- ander, Publicity Chairman; Freda Lee, Music Chairman; Betty Ma- honey, Secretary; John LoNoue, Missions Representative; Carol Castleherry, Cloise Clark, Sunday School Representatives; Nita Teal. Bonny Worry, Training Union Representatives; Steve Reese, Host; Wilma Dell Strickland, Hostess; Barbara Todd, Y. W. A. President; James Wray, Student Director. The B. S. U. seeks to promote spiritual development of students through Christian comradeships, Bible study, prayer, church membership, denomination- al loyalty, and Kingdom advancement. The B. S. U. makes Christianity collegi- ate, college life Christian, spirituality pre-eminent, student friendships happy, and student Christianity maximum. It is promoted by the Boards and agencies of the Southern Baptist Convention, and is directed by the Department of Stu- dent Work of the Sunday School Board, Nashville, Tennessee. All-College Devotion — ! i r mi ' IT OFFICERS Murlene Ponder Devotion Chairman Boh Rhoades Music Chairman Mozelle Clark Publicity Chairman The All College Devotion was organized after Religious Emphasis Week of 1953 for the purpose of continuing a spiritual closeness of all S. F. A. students. The devo- tions were held each Wednesday evening through the semester from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students planned and participated in the complete program as they led the devotions, rendered the special music and participated in group singing. Flo Terry served as pro- gram chairman from Religious Emphasis week of 1953 until the spring semester of 1954 at which time officers were elected. Canterbury Club The Canterbury Club is a Col- lege Student Organization of the Episcopal Church. The Reverend H. Raymond Kearby, rector of Christ Episcopal Church organized the group and Dr. Lucille Norton served as faculty sponsor. The group met for their meetings each Wednesday night at 7:30 p. m. in the Parish Hall of the church since the church is so near the campus. By working together the group were able to build a barbecue pit for the convenience of the church membership. The Panel on Christ- ianity and Evolution led by Rev- erend Kearby and Dr. Edwin Mill- er was the outstanding program of the year. OFFICERS Len N ' eff President Julia Ann Ferguson Secretary Donna Huston Program Director Wesley Foundation FALL OFFICERS iford Finley, President; Flo Terry, ce President; Joyce Gray, Secretary- reasurer; Hollis Miller, Recreation; irdon Strickland, Music Director; argie Sammons, Editor of Pine ' rout: Elizabeth Reynolds, Visita- n; Jody Henson, Publicity; Diana lgstroni. Assistant Editor of Pine rout; Jerrv Ann Crawford, Deputa- n; Frances Ware, Pledge Secretary SPRING OFFICERS )ger Williams, President; Sammye alker. Vice President; Diana Eng- om, Secretary-Treasurer; Dawn Dil- rd, Sarah Bridges. Recreation Chair- ;n; Betty Holland. Publicity; Clyde cAuliffe, Francis Ware, Visitation lairmen; Jack Angelo, Deputation; e Martin, Director of Wesley Play- •; Bennie Jean Luckey. Editor of ne Sprout; James Fort, Artis Ratlev, •sic Directors. The Wesley Foundation on the S. F. A. campus is a student organization of the Methodist Church. The year 195.H-54 has been made a successful one both in spiritual growth of individuals and in numbers by the leadership of Reverend Dan Bynum and his wife, Sonny. A television set contributed by Dee Walker of Texas City during Christmas, has been added to the furnishings at the foundation and has helped immensely in the recreation program at the center. Sigma Phi Alpha Other purposes of the organization has been to acquaint students with the advantages of membership in the American Chemical Society; to evaluate and discuss current chemical literature in group sessions; and to promote social activities among students. Greatest fame of the organization in the light of the latter named purpose has been an annual mid-year chicken barbecue at which time second-year students become eligible to join the organization. Sigma Phi Alpha, the Greek equivalent of S. F. A., is the desig- nation adopted by the Student Af- filiate Chapter of the American Chemical Society when it was or- ganized in the Fall of 1949. Offi- cers for the current year are: Doris Rushing, president; Albert Lee, Vice-president; Burton Griffin, Secretary-Treasurer; and Norman Kinsey, Reporter. Primary puropse of the organi- zation is to promote professional growth and development of its members in the field of chemistry. To stimulate scholarship, annually a Senior Chemistry Award to the outstanding senior chemistry stu- dent, a Junior Award, and two to three Freshman Awards are given by the organization. The Senior Award is a cash prize of $25.00. Junior Award is one year payment of all college fees for the recipient. The Freshman Award is a Chem- istry Handbook to the outstand- ing freshman chemistry student in each section of the freshman course. Biology Club The object of the Biology Club is to encourage interest in the biological sciences, to promote both the professional and recreational values of biology, and to broaden student experience in this major field. Though the club is intended for biology majors and minors, any Sophomore student who has had the first year of Biology is eligible for membership. The club ' s program is of an educational and recreational nature including talks, scientific papers, discussions, and movies. Picnics, field trips, and other social gatherings are planned by the members. In 1954, at the first of a series of Annual Dinner Meetings, the Biology club presented an outstanding scientist and speaker in Dr. Charles M. Pomerat of the University of Texas Medical School. Press Club OFFICERS, FALL SEMESTER Bob Claiborne President Lynda Young Vice President Jody Henson Secretary-Treasurer OFFICERS, SPRING SEMESTER Billy Murchison President Gerald Cheney Vice President Flo Terry Secretary-Treasurer Mary Elizabeth Rushing__Program Chm. Lynda Young Parliamentarian The Press Club during 1953-54 met every first and third Monday nights during the year to discuss business pertaining to the two student publications, The Pine Log and the Stone Fort. An active membership helped the publica- tions to be bigger and better than ever before. Die-Hards Bernie Hutchinson was elected to the position of President of the organiza- tion and each member of the club was given an office and a responsibility to carry. The members of the club are: Joy Lynn Gatlin, Mildred L. Bell, Rob- bie Still, Bernie Hutchinson. Jack Dillon, Jerry Stovall, Ruth Dean, Robert Smith. Nita Teal, and Flo Terrv. The Die-Hards is a writers club reorganized by Miss Elma Heard ' s Creative Writing Class so that the students after leaving the class might continue to build their interest in writing and selling articles and short stories to maga- zines and newspapers. Faculty members in the organization are Dean T. E. Ferguson, Miss Mildred Wyatt, and Miss Elma Heard. Sylvans Club OFFICERS Robert Smith, President; James Miller, Vice-President; Robert Wright, Secretary; James Quitta, Treasurer; John Chessher, Reporter; Scotty Barnes, Historian; Jerry Stovall, Parliamentarian; Jack Dillon, Sergeant at Arms; Coffee Maker, Roy Gandy. The Sylvans Club, organized in the fall of 1946, has as its primary objective the forwarding of for- estry education and good will among forest interests throughout the surrounding forest area. The club brings in outstanding guest speakers for lectures on forestry and kindred subjects. The out- standing activity sponsored by the Sylvans is the annual Forest Field Day. We plan to have a larger and better Field Day this year than ever before. Future Teachers Of America OFFICERS Anne Harris Preseident Jo Nan Duran Vice-President Carolyn Blanton Secretary-Treasurer Sammye Lou Walker Reporter During the past semester the Fu- ture Teachers Organization has grown under the influence of guided programs. Various speak- ers, each qualified in his own position, have talked to the group on the history, ethics and program of the organized teaching profes- sion. The group has also enjoyed panel discussions and student pro- grams. The F. T. A. plans to spon- sor a program for Career Day to inform interested students of the importance of the teaching profes- sion. Ellen H. Richards Club We always have an annual ban- quet with the exes as our guests. We have had two style shows this year— one for the freshman girls and one for over 300 girls representing high schools from sur- rounding towns. There is always a party with the F. F. A. boys during the spring semester. OFFICERS Mary Beth Brooke. President; Bobbie Linthicum, Vice-President; Jane Donovan, Secretary; Dorothy Jo Grimes, Treasurer; Ira Jean Black, Reporter; Dorothy Jo Treadaway, Historian; Donniece Sutton, Parliamentarian; Avis Boaz, Social Chairman; Nancy Fogle, Program Chairman; Sue Chambers. Yearbook Chairman; Sue Holcomb, Publicity Chairman. Future Farmers Of America The Future Farmers of America is a professional club set up to aid in the training of the Prospective vocational agriculture teachers, but recreational activities are car- ried on such as the annual FFA- Teacher Barbecue. This Barbecue is similar to the Father-Son ban- quets that are held in high school chapters. There are several joint parties sponsored by the FFA and the Ellen R. Richards Club. These parties not only provide recrea- tion, but gives a better understand- ing and creates an atmosphere that will be of definite benefit to those boys and girls that will be working together after completion of col- lege work. OFFICERS Joe Belk, President; Bill Flores. Vice ( ' resident; Luke R. Adams, Reporter; Baldwin Thompson, Treasurer; George Ragsdale, Secretary; Gene l ' rater. Student Advisor; Dale McMillan, Parliamentarian. Alpha Chi OFFICERS Bobby Jimmerson President Don Beck Vice President Barbara Neff Secretary- Treasurer Stephen F. Austin State College was the eigh- teenth institution to be admitted to the Scholarship Societies of Texas. It was admitted on February 22, 1926, and was known as the A. W. Birdwell Chapter. Later the society became known as the Scholarship Society of the South, and still later became Alpha Chi, a national chapter. Membership in Alpha Chi is based purely on scholarship and comprises three classes of members; juniors, seniors, and graduates. Each year the highest ranging ten per cent of these three classes is elected to membership. Alpha Psi Omega is the largest of the National Honorary Dramatic Fraternities. Stephen F. Austin State College organized the Beta Phi Cast early in the history of the school. Since that time people who have done outstanding work in the field of dramatics have been elected to membership. Alpha Psi Omega is not designed to replace the local Dramatics Club but it does attempt to foster the love of and participa- tion in good drama. Women ' s Recreation Association OFFICERS Faye Ballow President Kathleen Cheever Vice President Barbara Moody Secretary-Treasurer Mary McCameron Reporter Miss Irwin Sponsor The Women ' s Recreation Association is open to all women students of the College. To be an active mem- ber one must participate in some recreational activity dur- ing the year and attend all club meetings. The purpose of the WRA is to promote recreational activities and an intramural program for women. In keeping with this pur- pose, the organization sponsors an intramural program of team sports and other activities. Left to right: Mrs. Matthews. Associate Mem her; Faye Bal- low, President; Miss June Irwin. Associate Member. Left to right: Mary McCameron, Reporter - Publicity; Kathleen Cheever, Secretary - Treasurer; Pat Childs, Historian-Sgt.-at- Arms. DR. LUCILLE NORTON Sponsor The purposes of Delta Psi Kappa are to recogni e worthwhile achievements in physical education, to develop interest therein, and to promote greater fellowship among women in this field of activity. Delta Psi Kappa is a women ' s national professional fraternity in physical education. Jt is limited to women who are prospective teachers and have a major or minor in health and physical education. Delta Psi Kappa Association The " T " Association is made up oi athletic lettermen on the cam- pus. The organization serves to promote athletics as well as the welfare ot its individual members. OFFICERS Baldwin Thompson President Joe Evans Vice-President Gerald Cheney Secretary-Treasurer James Coker Sergeant-at-Arms S n a pshots Social Clubs 133 Serving as major officers of the Amitie Club during 1 95 ' i-l 954 were Bobby Linthicum, presi- dent. Lu Jean Henderson, vice-president, Martha King, secretary; and Betty Heath, treas- urer; Sponsor of the club is Mrs. Mauriece Cecil. Amitie Officers, Lu Jean Henderson, Betty Hcadth, Martha King, and Bobby Linthicum Amitie Club Amities will always be recalling and reliving the Amitie Cocktail Lounge for rushees, the homecoming dinner for the Exes, the Christmas dinner dance, the Spring formal and ending up with picnics and parties for themselves and their brother club. The float for Homecoming won second place. Joyce Barker was top- beauty in the Presentation Ball and the Austinite poll. Ruth Dean and Wilma Strickland were duchesses. The Amitie Club was the first Women ' s Organization formed at S. F. A. The growth of this club has been attributed to the three qualities stressed by its members; friendliness, loyalty, and good sportsmanship. Amitie Homecoming Float Amitie Christmas Dinner Parly Carolyn Bice Mozelle Clark Janette Broker Robbie Briery Pat Childs Martha Clinton Ruth Dean Dorothy Jo Grimes Helen Gee Shirley Head Betty Heath Lu Jean Henderson Wanda Hudman Martha King Bobbie Linthicum Margaret Martin Peggy Mock Sue Nichols Janice Nichols Betty Pharr Wilma Dell Strickland Jeanette Tompkins Jo Nell Wallace Clareece Yarborough Patsy Yarborough 135 Serving the Austinite Club as major officers in 1953 were Don Lade, President, Bobby Bone, Vice-president; Doyle Buckner, Secretary-treas- urer, and Albert Lee, Reporter. Austinite Officers, Doyle Buckner, Bobby Banc, and Albert Lee. Austinite Club Organized in January, 1938, the Royal Order of Austinites was founded for the purpose of sponsoring school projects for the pleasure and benefit of the student body. The Austinite Club sponsors a varied calendar of activities each year. These Activities include dances, picnics, parties, and teams to compete in all intra- mural sports. Perhaps the most colorful activity is the annual " Pie Night " each spring semester. As a service to the student body, the Austinite Poll period- ically gets the student ' s view point on pertinent questions. The Austinites are always eager to contribute their efforts toward any worth-while project that is of interest to, or for the betterment of the student body and school. Austinite Homecoming Float Austinite Homecoming Party for the Exes Bobby Bane Doyle Buckner Don Hughes Don Lade Albert Lee Roland Muckleroy Tommy Pate Hollis Powell John Vanderburg Dr. Abbott 137 F i d e I e Club In only eight short years the Fideles have risen with the other clubs on the campus to be one of the most outstanding, ranking high in social positions and activities. Leading the members of this organization is Miss Dorothy Jo Treadaway, assisted by Anne Harris. Other officers include Mary Ray, secretary-treasurer; Martha Peters, reporter; Marjorie Rider, ser- geant at arms; Joy Nell Dover, pledge captain; Eloise Chambers, parliamentarian; and Gloria Garner, historian. Mrs. Elizabeth Davis serves the group as sponsor. Fidele Officers, Dorothy Jo Treadaway, Anne Harris, and Mary Ray. This year has been filled with various honors for the Fideles. They have distinguished themselves in many fields. They provided the ladies-in-waiting, Glo Garner and Anne Harris, for the Homecoming queen. Also included in the queen ' s court were Eloise Chambers, Jane Donovan, Sue Reynolds, and Mary Ann Laird, duchesses. Beverly Linney served as Football Sweetheart. Their elaborate float depicting Venus choosing SFA over all placed third in the annual float judging. At the annual Presentation Ball, Anne Harris was chosen as runner-up to the top beauty. Also joining Miss Harris in the beauty parade were Mary Ann Laird, Dorothy Jo Treadaway, Martha Peters, Shirley Walker, and Annette Wise. In the annual Austinite Poll the Fideles had Joy Nell Dover with Homer Holland as cutest couple; Glo Garner as Most Typical College Student; and Beverly and Johnny Linney as cutest married couple. Leading yells and supporting all athletic contests were Shirley Walker and Bette Sue Spillers. In front of the SFA band we find Sue Reynolds, flag bearer; Glo Garner, Dawn Dillard, Martha Peters, and Juanita Muckleroy, majorettes. The Fideles have also been active in many scholastic organizations. Receiving recognition for their outstanding Fidele Homecoming Float work we find Anne Harris, Barbara Neff and Paula Boyn- ton listed in Who ' s Who, while Anne, Barbara, Paula, Mary Ann Laird, and Loretta Heath were chosen as members of Alpha Chi, national honor fraternity. Barbara Neff served as Editor of The Stone Fort, with Joyce Gray as Business Manager and Shirley Walker as assistant editor. Sammye Lou Walker was a member of the girls ' debate team. The Fideles have had a very active successful year. The fall rush party found the rushees being treated to a ranch party at Fern lake. The annual Christmas Dinner-Dance was a huge success, and plans for the Forester-Fidele Spring Festival, the outstanding event of the spring, are being com- pleted. The spring rush party brought out clowns, fat women, wild horses and animals at the Fidele Fair. The Foresters, our brother club, joined us with a picnic at Rat- cliffe Lake. And as always, it ' s always fun when pledge time comes around. The Fideles are a well-rounded organization with friendli- ness as their motto. " For it ' s Fideles that make you feel so well, On the campus of SFA. " Fidele Homecoming Tea Mona Sue Anger Helen Jean Brazil Betty Sue Brevelle Sara Bridges Ann Crabtree Sue Cocke fane Donovan Joy Dover Jo Nan Duran Earline Flanagan Gloria Garner Paula Gaston Joyce Gray Anne Harris Patsy Hays Patsy Kendrick Mary Ann Laird Juanita Muckleroy Lu Nan Lakey Barbara Neft Josephine Pittman Martha Peters Mary Ray Sue Reynolds Ann Richards Marjorie Rider Betty Sue Spillers Mary Ann Terry Vivian Tillison Dorothy Jo Treadaway Nelda Wright Sammy Walker Shirley Walker Julia Ann Ferguson Annette Wise Barbara Martindale Dawn Dillard Betty Holland Martha Keeling 139 Gerald Cheney served as president of the Forester Club during 1953-54. Other major offi- cers were Don Beck, vice president; and Bobby Benbow, secretary-treasurer. Organized in Sep- tember, 1943, with 14 boys as charter members, the Forester Club strives to " create a more fra- ternal relationship in our college and to found an organization which will be an asset to the social life of SFA. " Forester officers, Don Beck, Gerald Cheney, Malcomb Rec- tor, and Bobby Benbow. Forester Club Anne Harris represented the Forester Club as Stone Fort Beauty. In intra- mural sports, the Foresters are very active. Everyone looks forward to the " Spring Festival " which is one of the outstanding formal dances of SFA. Other annual affairs are the Halloween Dance, Christmas Dinner Dance, and the Forester-Fidele picnic. It is through service and leadership that we look for bigger and better things to do in the service of SFA. You will always find the " Foresters Forever " among those leading the way. Forester Homecoming Float Forester Christmas Dinner Don Beck Hobby Ben bow Elton Chaney Gerald Cheney Max Crisp Kit Evans Don Gaston Major Hosea Jim Huston Jerry Hughes Leonard Lea Randall Lea Bob Owens Garland Picou Malcolm Rector Preston Shoubrouck Bobby Sibley James White Dr. Olan Kruse Not Pictincd— G. W. Gerrard Johnny Linney Richard Tallent Harry Williams 141 A great many things have been accomplished by the Pine Burr Club this year under the capable leadership of Irish Bradberry, president. Mary Elizabeth Rushing, vice-president, Mary Bridges, Secretary-treasurer, Jo Ellen Gaston, Social Chairman; Patricia Swift, rush chairman; and Beverly Ansley, sergeant-at-arms. Pine Burr Officers, Mary Elizabeth Rushing, Iris Brad- berry, and Mary Elizabeth Bridges Pine Burr Club The Spotlight of Pine Burr year was focused on lovely Mary Elizabeth Bridges, as she reigned as Homecoming Queen. Another success was scored by the Pine Burr Club as our float won first place in the annual contest. Patricia Swift, Mary Ann Evan, Margaret Smith, and Mary Elizabeth Rushing repre- sented various clubs on the campus at Homecoming. At the Presentation Ball, the Pine Burrs were represented by Jovce Hillin, Mary Bridges, Venita Krause, Mary Ann Evans, and Patricia Swift. Iris Brad berry was selected as Third Top Beauty. At the annual Pine Burr Valentine Dance honoring the Basketball team, Joyce Hillin was elected basketball Sweetheart. Other honors won by members are: Mary Bridges, Who ' s Who; Joyce Hillin, Best Dancer; Lynda Young, wittiest girl; Margaret Smith, graduate favorite; Mary Elizabeth Rushing, cheerleader; Mary Bridges, most popidar girl; Venita Krause was chosen as a member of Alpha Chi, Patricia Swift as a member of Kappa Pi, and Lynda Young as a member of The Texas Academy of Science. Beverly Ansley Iris Bradberry Mary Elizabeth Bridges Mary Ann Evans Jo Ellen Gaston Betty Flanagan Joyce Hillin Katherine McKinney Frances Partin Mary Elizabeth Rushing Patricia Swift Venita Krause Mrs. Clifford Baker Activities of the Sawyer Club in 1953-54 were led by Duane Adams, President, Luke Adams, Reporter, Gilbert Wheeler, Secretary V and Treasurer; and Dwight Mason, Sergeant at Arms; and Larry Wilson, Vice-President. Sawyer officers, Duane Adams, Buddy Low, George Nu Ri- sen, and Larry Wilson. Sawyer Club During the year the Sawyers have participated in all intramural sports, and all college sponsored activities. Several stag parties and picnics with the Pine Hun were given. The main activities for spring are the Apron-Overall Dance, Bowery Ball, and all college dance and numerous club parties. In the Austinite Poll Billy Murchinson was chosen most typical college boy and Gerald Cecil was chosen most popular boy. Billy is also editor of the Pine Log. Sawyer Christinas Dance Sawyer Homecoming Parly for the Exes Duane Adams Luke Adams Parrish Cox Harry Dailey Rex Flanagan Terrell Franklin Talmadge Fuller Robert Graham Bobby Harris Homer Holland Bruce Hughes F. M. Hughes Charles Mcintosh Billy Murchison George Numsen Robert Sharpe Don Wade Gilbert Wheeler Larry Wilson Activities of the Sigma Gamma club 1953-54 were directed by the three major officers. They were Faye Ballow, President; Ida Rogers, Vice- President; Barbara Moody, Secretary. Miss Heard served as club sponsor. " All Hail Sigma Gamma " begins each meet- ing of the youngest and one of the fastest grow- ing clubs on the SFA campus. Responsible for its continuously expanding program is the spirit of the organization and the club is always ex- pected to do the unexpected. Sigma Gamma officers, Mary Brooke and Barbara Moody. McCameron, Mary Beth Sigma Gamma Club Honors on the SFA campus to which members of the Sigma Gamma Club have been chosen include the following: Faye Ballow, Alpha Chi; " Polly " Laudermilk, Kathleen Cheever, Faye Ballow, Mary Beth Brooke were Home- coming duchesses; Ouida Woods, representing Sigma Gammas as Stone Fort Beauty. Faye Ballow was elected as Delta Psi Kappa delegate for the national convention in New York. In the intramural program, Sigma Gamma has won first place in volley- ball, basketball and badminton for two consecutive years, with three members on all-star basketball team— Faye Ballow, Kathleen Cheever, Joyce Adams. Outstanding events for the year included the fall rush tea, the spring Indian Pow Wow, Christmas Dinner-Dance, and the Lambda Gamma-Sigma Gamma Show Boat Dance. Joyce Adams Mary Angel Faye Ballow Jean Black Janet Bowers Mary Beth Brooke Kathleen Cheever Jerry Ann Crawford Eunice Haney Mary McCameron Barbara Moody Nellene Lowe Alice O ' Rear Ida Rogers Louise Wilson Ouida Woods Lillie Jo Wright Betty Cole Charlotte Edmons The Lambda Gamma Club had for its offi- cers in 1953-54 Roy Gandy, President, Kenneth Barton, Vice-President; Ben Jernigan, Secre- tary and Treasurer; Gahlen Crawford, Sergeant- at-Arms; Bob Claiborne, Reporter; Billy Blake- ly and Hoyden McCawley, Social Chairmen, and Darrel E. Hurt, Corresponding Secretary. Lambda Gamma Officers: Roy Gandy, President, Kenneth Barton, Vice-President, Ben Jernigan, Secretary-Treasurer. Lambda Gamma This year the Lambda Gamma Club was reorganized with a new constitution and with new charter members. The primary purpose of the club is to pro- mote fellowship and leadership among the members and to sponsor desirable school projects. The annual beard growing contest was sponsored by the club, with the judging being done at the Showboat Dance in April. The picnic with our sister club, the Sigma Gamma, was held in March. All the members attended and the picnic was voted a success. The 1953-54 school year proved to be a successful one for the club. Lambda Gamma Party for exes at Homecoming. Kenneth Barton Robert Claiborne Rex Commack Steve Crow Roy Candy Herman Hancock Darrel Hunt Jim Sewcll Buzze McCauley Jimmy McConnell Rodney Pierce Joe Donald Ruby Royce Sargent Ralph Sayers Don Shahan J. T. Henderson John P. Sanders LIBRARY 8TTr,PHETT P. AUSTIN STATE COLLEGF 149 Editor ' s Message We have attempted in this 1954 Stone Fort to record for you a lasting memory of the year 1953-54 at Stephen F. Austin. We hope that it shall serve as a reminder of those friendships and ex- periences which only college can bring. If we have achieved our purpose, it is because of the efforts of a wonderful staff, and the cooperation of the students. Space will not allow individual thanks so I would like to take this opportunity to say " Thank You " to all those who helped to make this annual possible. Barbara Neff Editor 150 Snaps and Ads Compliments of THE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE Serving the Students ' Book and Supply Needs LIKE S. F. A. GRADUATES LONE STAR PRODUCTS ARE HIGH QUALITY BEST WISHES FOR YOUR SUCCESS FOR SO GOES THE SUCCESS OF EAST TEXAS When You Pick Up This Annual 10 Years From Now Then As Now— Lone Star Folks Will Still Be Pulling- For S. F. A. 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