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Foreword . . .
Dedication . .
Activities . . .
Classes . .
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Mr C C Moore h1S son Chr1s and h1S w1fe Io look over then' f1Sh1Hg equxp
ment before makmg a two week trxp to W a sh1ngton D C where he attended a
meet1ng of the Nat1ona1 Assoc1at1on of Secondary Pr1nc1pa1s Durmg the meetmg
however Mr Moore was too busy attendmg sesslons to go f1sh1ng
n erstan mg r1nc1pa
RCSISHS After 28 Years
Because he has such hxgh 1deals for the Van
youth we ded1cate the 1956 57 Vandallte to Mr
C C Moore h1gh school pr1nc1pal Each year
he has strwed to make Van H1gh School a better
place to attend school
over to h1s successor the school that he helped
organ1ze 1nto one of the f1n e st h1gh schools 1n
Because of h1s patlence and understandlng
he has helped many students to choose the r1ght
subJects He meets w1th each freshman to help
lnm choose the rlght subjects best su1ted for h1s
Mr Moore came to Van m 1930 from a
pr1nc1palsh1p offwe years on the Conaway Ranch
1n Colorado C 1ty and a year at Hamlm Texas
Durmg the Z8 years Mr Moore has been pr1nc1
pal at Van he has seen classes as large as 135
and as small as 40 or 50 g raduate 1n the last
A nat1ve T exan Mr Moore was born 1n
Bastrop Texas and was reared on a ranch near
In add1t1on to h1s school dut1es Mr Moore
1S an actlve member of the Van Baptlst Church
where he teaches a men s class
At the left Mr. Moore is pictured during a class
period handing out six-weeks report cards. He has
taught civics for over Z0 years at Van,
Shown at the left IS a p1cture of
Mr C C Moore 1n 1930 when he
began h1s teachmg c a r e e r at Van
Below Mr Mooref1lls out student
schedules for the onc om1ng year
Thxs 1S one of the many responsl
b111t1eS wh1ch faces the pr1nc1pal of
Van H1gh School
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Vandal Life Includes
Study And Activities
A fresh, new day in Van High
begins with the arrival of ll
buses filled with alert, fun-1ov-
ing Vandals from 15 communi-
ties. The two-way bus trip each
day allows plenty of timeto dis-
cuss the latest news and often
study for that test first period.
A few extra moments before
classes begin are spent in gay
chatter in the halls or a bit of
early study in the library,
The gong of the bell creates
momentary confusion. T hen,
V. H. S. settles down to quiet
Locker doors slam, books tumble out of over-
loaded lockers, and quick greetings are exchanged
in the five-minute period between classes. Shown
in the familiar scene are Linda Pool, Cindy Spruiell,
Gail Bynum, John Stewart, Linda Matthews, Lynel
Spruiell, and Larry Edwards,
Project work intersperses textbook study to
make the class periods more enjoyable and pro-
fitable. An example of such classroom activity
is Mr, Wiley Warren's physics class, Bob Sta-
ton, Jerry Percifield, and Lynn Spruiell work on
their project illustrating the principle of the in-
cline plane, At the back table Paul Kidd, Dan
Larry Parker, Wayne Zerr, and Jerry Rhines
work on their project illustrating the pulley.
dents gethomework study and read the 6 OOO books
85 kinds of magamnes and numerous new spapers
ava1lable Llnda LaHtT1p1S engrossed in her short
hand wh1le Betty Gilley struggles with a geometry
problem Jack Pool next to the xundow 19 scan
ning the da1ly headlines while Weldon Str1ckland
and Norma Bly the take a breather between assign
tu ents Welcome oon
Refres 1n rea
Slow down boys says Mr John Dunn Jerry
West Ronnie Pate and I1mmy Blackwell like most
Vandals are very glad to hear the noon bell They
fmd it rather hard to restrain the urge to gallop full
speed ahead to the cafeteria and food'
During football season the
typ1calFr1day is cl1maxedw1th an
exciting roar1ng gridiron battle
Loyal fans crowd into the stadium
to cheer the X andal squad to v1c
tory In the scene to the left the
referee s upraised hands s1gna1
that W eldon Strlckland has scored
from the 1 yard l1neaga1nstQu1t
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T HOHICCOHIIIIS PCCtaHCY
Expectancy hung l1ke a cloud over the home of
he f1ght1ng Vandals as the trad1t1onal battle w1th
he Grand Sal1ne Ind1ans drew near
Tens1on mounted as the week progressed The
freshmen enjoyed the1r cerernonlous Job of bu1ld
mg the bonf1re str1v1ng to make lt b1gger than last
year s Football squadmen l1kew1se engoyed the1r
specmal Job of guardmg the stuffed Indxan a mas
terp1ece made by the cheerleaders
At 6 sharp on Thursday nlght the f1rst fl1Cker
of red flame appe are d behmd the Grade School
bu1ld1ng then rose upward toward the wa1t1ng dum
my Cheerleaders led the v1ctory dance and yells
Fr1day, the b1g day dawned cold and ra1ny but
sp1r1ts were h1gh All through the mornmg students
found lt very hard tokeep the1r m1nds on study1ng
Hark' The age of w1tchcraft 15 not past D1an
F1fe Al1ce Green and Ianell Hanna amaze Vandal
Lynn Spru1ell w1th the1r wen-d talents of spookery
They predlct a Vandal v1ctory'
Fmally at l 30 P lvl school was d1sm1ssed for the
w1th the student body and faculty to enjoy the ex
c 1te me nt Cheers rang loud and clear and the
crowd left W1th conf1dence 1n the1r team
At8P M the wlustle blew and the p1gsk1n soar
ed 1nto the frosty a1r Moments later Stuck went
over for the f1rst tally of the 19 0 battle a Vandal
Furrh as M1ss Vandal V1c
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I-Iende rson present Rosle
tory of 1956 to the cheermg
Vandal pep rally Her smlle
a s s ur e s the boosters of a
v1ctor1ous outc ome 1n the
Yea Vandals' echoes down the corrldors
at noon as loyal team supporters yell vlgorously
Th1s was almost a da11y occurrence dur1ng foot
ball season and was pract1ced more extens1vely
durmg Hornecommg week
Plctured clockw1se are IudyTunnell Carolyn
Fenter Llnda Lantrlp Ann Craft Velv1a Evans
Lupe Mac1el Donna Cox Daffy Lee Murl Can
trell Dorothy Crone Brenda Pa rha rn L1nda
Pool L.1nda Matthews Sue D1ke SharaG1llent1n Y,
Patr1c1a Russell Bever1yNull Jean Smlth Mar
Rodgers Beverly Peters Carolyn Shotts an
Cheerleaders lead yells at the bonflre wh1ch
produced v1ctory for the Vanda's Brenda Par
ham leads the l1ne of cheerleaders and support
ers ln Yea Red'
F1fty n1ne Exes take tlme out from the busy aCt1V1t1QS f Home
corrung to pose for the camera
Front row from the left Mr and Mrs Reeves Mrs Cook Mrs
Ice Howardune Kmg Frances Sue Kmghton Blllle Sue
McCaffree Mrs Peden BarbaraCulbreth Mrs Hollo
way Sue Mart1n Wanda Srn1th and Rho Jane Cupson
Second row Mrs
Tunnell Mrs P1ppen
ter Mrs Tankersley
Mr and Mrs Staton Mrs
Mrs Bedford Mrs Kldd
Dean Mart1n Mrs Tetr1ck
Petty Joe Ann Chappell
Thu-d row Mrs
Charlle Mart1n Mrs
Jack Craft Mr and Mrs Cleone
B111 Craft Mr and Mrs Durand Mrs Woodard
S A Tunnell and Mrs Matthews
Fourth row Mr and Mrs Bruce Tunnell r
and Mrs Green Buddy Wheeler Jean Farmer Mrs
Stewart Helen Morgan and La Verne Stone
F1fth row Harold Rash Charles Turner Nathan
McAl1ster Donald Mavo Herman Prather Kenneth
Cl1fton Danny Howell Ilmmy Moore Tommy Cook
and Gary F1fe
Sxxth row Charles Malone Monte Brownlng Mr
McClellen and Mr Sherbert
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Co ed1tors Conn1e Oln er and Ann
MuS1C srrule broadly as Mr Frank
Rlgler presents the f1rst place award
to the Vandal Vo1ce at the Texas I-hgh
School Pres s Assocrauon convent1on
Varied Activities Comlaine
Thrills, Honors, Action
Pride, shame, and astonishment conflict a s Dan
Parker introduces Ha rv ey the Pooka to Carolyn
Fenter. Dorothy Crone hides her fac e as Sandra
Rodgers hangs her head, Daffy Lee arranges the
flowers as the Senior Class presents "Harvey,"
a three-act cornedy,
Ronald Tankersley gallantly
slgnals trammen B111 Hardwlck
and Robert Martm to halt wh1le
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plot of Under the Gasllght
presented by the Junror Class
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Glorla Beggs serves eager 3un1or boys at the
Jumor C la s s Chr1stmas party Boy s are B111
I-lardw1ck Eddle Woodard Ronnle Jordan Don
Chandler and Ronald Tankersley
Fleet footed dogpatch males run for thelr free
dom on Sadle HaWk1DS Day Shown are the Wm
ners ofthe f6St1V1t19S On thefront row are Murl
Cantrell fxrst catch S a u nd r a Prather most
approprlately d r e S s ed g1rl and Ga1l1a Moon
tacluest dressed g1rl On the s ec ond row are
Lynn Sprulell f1r st catch Dan Larry Parker
most appropuately dressed boy and Noel Sex
ton tackmest dressed boy
l Assemblies and Parties
Enl1ven School Routme
Fats Domino Eddie Cole whines forth with
Blueberry Hill 1n the assembly program g1Ven
by the boys and g1rls physlcal educat1on depart
ment Other hepcats accompanymg Edd1e are
Donrue Gamble saxophone Marcus Mayo drums
Jay Mrlls trombone Dav1d Shelton coronet
Charles Stanford clarmet and Joe Deslatte
Master of ceremonles J er ry Hunt turns to
panel members John Wagooner SharaG1llent1ne
James Stewart Foy Brlggs Carolyn McNe1ll
and Carolyn Hamman to dlscover the h1stor1cal
1dent1t3 of Delores Black durmng an assembly
program glven by Mrs Tom Elder S Amerlcan
Ann Craft reads a project theme to her fellow
students ID Mrs Tom Elder s EHgl1Sl'lIXl class
Other students wo rk1ng on class projects are
Sandra Rodgers fmrst rovx Ga1l1a Moon and Ly nn
Soru1ell second row Jerry Rhmes Way ne Zerr
Jack1e Clower and Fredd1e Tunnell th1rd rovx
Geometry wh171es Bettle Cwxpson Llnda Cul
ver Ronn1e.Tordan and Johnwaggoner construct AN
geometr1c flgures for class demonstratlon under
the superv1s1on of Mr A B P1tt lnstructor
Wide Course Variety
Offered Van Students
Shop boys enjoy the informal and pleasant at-
mosphere as they work on individual p r oj ec t s
under the supervision of M r, Roy Evans, metal
shop instructor. Pictured areCruz Maciel, Jacky
Gamble, Bill Pool, .Terry Sloan, John Waggoner,
Lynn Sprulell, Donald Ray Dunn, Don Bass, Gene
Lowe and Tommy Tunnell
Mr A B Put hands out test papers to hls
anx1ous brology students At the front table are
Lynda Strmger and Carolyn Hamman Charles
MCC affree and Robert Rhodes are seated at the
ntersc o astlc eague
vo ves rom asses
Ronald Tankersley strikes a victorious pose
as he tames the shrew Carolyn Harriman in the
one act play The Taming of the Shrew
Confidentjournallsts Ann Music Carolyn Fen
ter Bettie G1pson Charlotte Gilbreath Shirley
Radford Cruz Maciel and Truman Mizzles
prepare for the Regional Interscholastic League
Tlrnlngs area very lmportant part of the typlng
in the lnterscholastic League Meet Contestants
on the first row are Murl C antrell Dorothy
Crone Donna Cox and Lupe Maciel On the
second row are Ann Craft Mildred Palmer and
Betty Gilley The sponsor is Miss Faye Terry
Study and hard work make the good shorthand
student, Contestants on the first row are Murl
Cantrell, Rosie Furrh, and Gailia Moon. On the
second row are Norma Peden, Lupe Maciel, and
Dorothy Crone, while Mary Maxfield and Linda
Lantrip are on the third row, Instructor George
Tuttle gives help to the girls.
rat er, plawn e1gn
ver if a entme s Y
Saundra Prather and James Splawn seruors
were procla1med Kmg and Queen of Hearts at a
Valentme s Day I-hgh School assembly program
Votes were cast for the best candldate s by a
penny a vote Sen1or candxdates recexved 197
votes and the proceeds of S3 82 from the con
test went to the Sen1or Class
Cand1dates from the Sen1or Class were
Saundra Prather and James Splawn
Nommated from the Iunlor Class were
Frances Fowler and Terry Carter
Iwornmees from the Freshman Class were
Sue Nell Curley and Ray Lanfrey.
QTO the r1ghtJL,1nda Srruth and Larry .Toe
Dunn were the sophomore canchdates.
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Johnny Peden pres1dent pres1desataStudentCounc1l meetmg Mem
bers are fzrst row Murl Cantrell Mary Maxf1eld Mary Dane Dolores
Black Pat Russell Carolyn Shotts and Lmda Lantmp Second row Er
nest Shlnn Jerry West Jack Pool B1l1y HaTdW1Ck Charles Crone John
ny Brown T1m T1mmons and Donald Parmley Tlurd row James Splawn
Cindy Spruxell I..1nda Pool Dan Larry Parker John Stewart James N1x
on and M1ke H111
Mr Moorewatches as sen1or representatwes
Murl Cantrell and Mary Maxfleld check attend
ance records for the attendance award
T he 1956 57 Student Counc1l led by Pres1
dent Johnny Peden and Secretary Lmda I.,antr1p
strove hard to meet the1r a1ms The councll has
four a1ms to un1fy all student organ1zat1ons 1nto
one great control to foster sent1ments of law and
order to promote the general act1v1t1es of the
school and to develop 1n the students a growmg
apprec1at1on of member sh1p 1n a democracy They
arranged assernbhes and sponsored school elec
t1ons Members cons1st of four representatlves
from each homeroom Scholarsh1p attendance
and c1t1zensh1p awards of lOwere presented to
the w1nn1ng classes each s1x weeks to stlmulate
student mterest 1n school
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Slttllljl lJ?ll11'1Cl the typevyr1ters are co ECl1tOI"'S of the X andal X o1ce Con
n1e Oln er Ann Muslc and sports ed1tor Cruz Maclel Standlng are
Charlotte Chlbreath Vandallte co edltor ly an Johnston photographer
T1m1T11e Shortt T1 mm xn Mlzzles assoc1ate ed1tor Wayne Zerr, photog
rapher Carolyn Fenter assoclate ed1to1 Sh1rley Radford Eugene
Strlclxland Llnda Culy er buslness manager and Bett1e G1pson Nan
dal1te co ed1tor I hose not plctured are Jerry Ling photographer and
Lucy H 1Vs
Txpewrlters hurn V3E'X'1C1lS scratch ac ro s s the
page and reporters dash here and there as the
N dhClEilVO1CE' cleadlme approaches
lhe l5 neyyshounds vyere rewarded for thelr
scoops and hect1cdeadl1r1e hours th1S year vyhen the
Vandal Xo1ce recely ed a flrst place award at the
Texas I-huh School P1655 As-soc1at1on
Meetlnw X1T1ClB.l1t9 deadlmes also has 1ts prob
lems and fun Brushes are lost 1D tall paste cans
and occasmnally a head 1G lost by a hasty p1cture
trlmmer Desplte these nushaps the 1936 X anda
l1te also receu ed an All I exas ratlng
Th1S year s productlon of the Vandal Nolce and
the Xandahte mcludlng the trlps deadhnes and
contests hasbroupht many happy work f1ll?dhOLllQ
to the lournallsm staff
Congratulatlons xx ere extended to the your
nallsm staff for honors achley ed dllrlng the
Th1rty F1I'St Annual Cony ent1on of the Tex
as I-hgh School Press Assoc1at1on at Denton
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Front row, from the center to the
right: Judy Chappell, Linda Pool,
Jean Smith, Beverly Peters. Second
row: Lynel Spruiell, Ronnie Pate,
Genie R um below, Beverly Null,
Bettie Gipson, P atr icia Russell,
Dian Fife. Third row: Joe Deslatte,
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Linda Lantrip, Marcus Fincher, Mike
Hill, Benny White. Fourth row: Gail
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Harold Sides, Freeman Kindle, Glynn
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ith irst ivision atin in arc 111 ontest
Christmas program December 20 and played at the
Masonic Centennial program at Ben Wheeler. Individ-
ual band students entered the solo and ensenible con-
test at Gladewater.
Other highlights of band activity included the play-
ing contest in Kilgore and the local spring concert.
A trip to the Memphis, Tennessee, Cotton Carnival
furnished a fitting climax to one ofthe most success-
ful years in the history of the band. The work of the
Band Parents Organization had much to do with making
this trip possible.
President Don Chandler presents attractive Band
Sweetheart Linda Lantrip red carnations as the band
forms a heart and plays "Let Me Call You Sweetheart".
ongsters ome To Li e n er ew irector
Front row from the left Qumell Parker Frances Huddle Brenda Reeves Judy Chappell
Dorothy Crone Frances McKenz1e Donna Black Dan Larry Parker Davld Malone Second row
M1ldred Palmer Clara Baker Sue Nell Curley C1ndy Spru1ell L1nda Matthews Brenda Parham
L1nda Pool Charlene Mart1n Murl Lee Cantrell James Splawn Paul K1dd
Th1s 15 the f1rst t1me 1n two years Van H1gh School
has had an act1ve cho1r The cho1r under the d1rec
t1on of Mr Ihmmy Yancey part1c1pated 1n several as
sembly programs They presented four songs at the
Texas State Fa1r They also had alead1ng part 1n the
The cho1r furmshed entertamment for the T S T A
banquet Murl Cantrell IS the only member of the Van
cho1r 1n the All State Cho1r
D1rector Mr .T1mmy Yancey
leads the cho1r 1n all act1v1t1es
Come O Come Emanuel 1s the f1rst number ore
sented by the cho1r 1n the annual Chrmstmas program
The cho1r marched 1n w1th an 1mpress1ve candle l1ght
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smstant head cheerleader
Lupe Maclel head cheer
leader Conn1e Ollver and
Frances Fowler as they ac
cept respons1b1l1ty of lead
mg the school pep
gym as led by cheerleaders B r e nd a Parham
Murl Cantrell Lupe Maclel Connle Ohver and
Cheerleaders rest between yells to cheer
the football team on to v1ctory at a Frlday mght
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Future Homemakers of Amer1ca off1cers a r e left to rxght Geneva
retary Carolyn Fenter reporter Patsy Lang h1stor1an Qumell Parker
song leader Sandra Turner v1ce pres1dent AvanellW1lkerson second
v1ce pres1dent Dorothy Butler secretary and Ann Warren pres1dent
Not p1ctured areDorothyI-lardm treasurer Margaret Yoes c1v1l defense
chalrman and Wanda Hopson Student Councll representatrve
Future Homemakers of Amer1ca face the fu
ture w1th warm courage and h1gh hope to make
homes for Arnerlca s future
The F H A Club has been represented 1n
meetmgs of all levels
The Van Futu r e Homemakers of Amer1ca
Club 1S a member of the Nat1ona1 F H A Texas
Assoc1at1on DlStf1Ct l and Area VI
Act1v1t1es eng ag ed by a Homemaker are a
home p r 03 ec t part1c1pat1ng 1n all class work
and project dmners
Charlotte K1ser Norma Peden Margaret
Yoes Helen Pyron Carolyn Shotts Avanell W1l
ker son and Brenda R eeves take part 1n the home
makrng assembly program
Donna Cox, Iv1rs.T..T. Cox, Mrs. C.B. VEHICG,
and Avanell W1lk6TSOH are havmg a d1scuss1on at
the local F,H.A. meetmg.
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ley test rnilk for butterfat. The lab is
used to run many tests.
Future Farmers of America are very busy boys, at least
at Van High. These boys run soil tests for acid and alkaline
in the agriculture laboratory, They can al so test milk for
butterfat. The lab has 85 mount s of grasses and legumes
which the boys study,
Each student has one or more home projects in the field
in which he is most interested, Their many interests vary
from livestock, truck-farming, poultry, and pasture growing,
More advanced students study financing farzn operations
and farm social security.
During the year, the F.F,A, boys journeyed to the Tyler
Fair, State Fair, Fort Worth Fat Stock Show, and on local
Darrel Preston and Ed die Cole look Jimmy Sullivan, pictured above,
over the many samples of soil, fertilizer iS Shown looking OV61'th6henS at Mr.
Officers of the F.F.A.
pictured to the right are
Bobby Stone, president,
Floyd Moseley, secretary,
tariang Larry Edwards, re-
porterg Mike Moore, sen-
tinel, and John Stewart, Stu-
dent Council representa-
tive. Charles Crone was
president until he moved,
Atkins ' chicken house.
FUTURE TEACHERS CLUB
TheFuture Teachers Club of1956 57 off1cers are
Sandra Rodgers v1ce presldent Donna Cox pres
1dent and Ann Muslc secretary treasurer M1ss
Faye Terry 15 the club s sponsor
They goto d1str1ct and state convent1ons each year
Dressed 1n Jeans pedal pushers and old sh1rts
the SpeechClub members redecorate the aud1tor1um
dressmg room Members from the left are Eugene
Str1cklancl Johnny Peden Norma Blythe Charlene
Mart1n Ronald Tankersley Helen Pyron Dorothy
Senter Sue Dav1dson and Carolyn Fenter
In Many Grganizations
The Spamsh Club members are shown watchmg
Bobby Staton break the P1nata at one of then- gay
and unusual part1es From left to r1ght are Sharon
Stroud Ga1l1a Moon RubyCompton Beverly Peters
D1an F1fe Charlotte Kxser Annette Peden Dorothy
Senter Jean Sm1th and Bett1e Glpson The Spamsh
Club has 21 members Sometxmes they serve a
meal ent1rely of Spamsh food
QUART ERBACK CLUB
Seated at the head table at a Quarterback Club
banquet glven 1n honor of the 1956 Vandal A and B
football teams are Coach George Tuttle Coach W1
ley Warren Coach Earl Meyer Mr Ralph T1m
mons presldent of the Quarterback Club Mr C C
Moore Coach A1Rholes Mr Jack Perry secre
tary treasurer of the club and Mr .T E Rhodes
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Problems of the school face K J Durand NK T N15 ers presidentg W,R, Timmons, secretaryg J,A.
Peden T J Pippen xice president B 'xl Foulei and l B. fxlcAlister, School Board members,
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Despite their obligations as aver-
age citizens, seven men give their
tirne unstintingly to improving the
Van School. Meetings are held once
a month where W, T, Myers, W, R,
Timmons, and K. J. Durand, Pure
Oil employeesg T. J. Pippin, post-
inasterg I, C, Peden, independent
oil workerg B. M. Fowler, rancher,
and LB. McAlister, farmer, discuss
problems concerning the school,
The board is elected by the citizens
and serve Without salary, This year
the board accomplished various im-
provements for the school,
Postmaster T,J, Pippin, vice pres-
id ent, delivers a package to W, T,
Myers, president of the School Board,
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Pictured below is Mr, J. E, Rhodes in his .
customary role as announcer for one of the ,superlntendellt Serves
Van football games, Frankie Lee at right is
shown spotting for Mr, Rhodes. SCIIOOI fO1' Years
Putting his hat in the rack, Mr, J, E, Rhodes prepares
If for another busy day as superintendent of Yan Public
, Schools. Mr, Rhodes came to Van in 1030 and for the
i pastZ8 years has watched the numerous changes that have
I come about in the school systern, He is responsible for
the development of an educational program designed to
meet the needs of the cornrnunityg assist in establishing
of policies relating to organization, finance, and instruc-
tiong assume the responsibility for leadership in the prep-
aration ofthe annual budgetg and to keep the School Board
and the community' informed of the progress and condi-
tion of the school,
auntenance ersonnel W li
Though the roads may be
muddy the bus dr1vers
The bus dr1vers are front row from the
left Grady Evans Bud Rh1nes Troy Shotts
Marvm F1sher Waylon G1l1ent1ne and Elmer
Wyatt Second row from the left Jack Yar
brough Marlon F'1sher Sh1rley Palmer Olen
G1llent1ne and Cec1l Ragam
The custod1ans are front row from the left
B B Reynolds H C Camper and J E Crock
e Second row from the left R C Cr1m
L A Dowdle R A Tunnell and M1ltonTaylor
always arr1ve to carry stu
dents to school The1rs are
long hard routes of 58 m1les
a day They also make out
of town tr1ps and do custo
Although the school cus
todlans have much to do
they are always ready to
help a student anyway they
can The1r hours are from
7 A M to 5 P M
Thef1ve cooks 1n the cafe
ter1a come to work at 7 45
A M and prepare food unt11
start servmg Grade School
T hey complete the1r work
around 3 P M
The cooks are from the
left Mrs Velta Holmes
Mrs I-I A Albr1tton Mrs
M I., F1sher and Mrs Mae
Clower. On the far r1ght 15
Mrs, J. L.. Harrls, d1et1
t1an, wh1le standmg beh1nd
are M. L. F1sher and Olen
G1llent1ne, bus drlvers who
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Mr A M Dlckerson
Mr A E McK1bben
Three teachers were added to the faculty for the
1956 57 school yea.r They are Mr J N Yancey,
M.rs J N Yancey, and Mr A B P1tt
Mr Yancey f11lS a new pos1t1on, asslstant band
d1rector and choxr drrector He rece1ved h1s Bache
lor of Mus1c degree from Henderson State Teachers
College 1D Arkadelphla Arkansas He completed
four years at Affutt A1r Force Base m Omaha Ne
braska, before commg to Van
Mr I E Rhodes
Southern Method1 st
Mr C C Moore
Colorado State College
Mr I N Yancey
Assxstant Band D1rector
Mrs J N Yancey
Mr A B P1tt
Mrs Yancey, mstructor rn pr1vate prano also
recerved her degree from Henderson State She last
taught 1n Omaha
Mr Prtt takes the posltxon of the late Mr D M
Tate He teaches plane geometry and b1ology He
r e c e 1 ve d h1s Bachelor of Sc1ence an d Master of
Scrence degrees from East Texas He also attended
Texas A 8 M , Stephen F Austm College , and
Southern Methodast He was pr1nc1pal at Canton for
16 years and came to Van from Wmona
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Mr George Blackburn
Mrs Tom Elder
Texas Women's College
Mr Ross Hay
Miss Faye Terry
Mr Baker McClellen
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Mr George Tuttle
Head Football Coach
Mr W1ley Warren
ASS1St3.Ilt Football Coach
Mrs D L Splillell
Mr Grady Parker
M155 Sanoma Shoff1t
G1rls' Health P E
Mr Herb Rrchardson
Basketball Coach P E
Tyler jumor College
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Mrs Andy Schrenkel
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Mr C J Atkms
M1ss Wanda Manthey
Mr J C Craddock
Mr. Claude Sumerhn
Texas A. S I.
Mrs Allen Gllchre st
Secretary to I-hgh School Pr1nc1pa1
Mr Roy G Evans
M1ss Betty Shepperd
Secretary to Supermtendent
Mr john Dunn
Mrs D1ck Fowler
Secretary to Tax Offxcer
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Mr Euell L Sprurell
jumor Hlgh Prmcrpal
Mr A M Tunnell
Audro V1sual Drrector
Colorado State College
Mlss M1ldred Chrrstre
Colorado A 8 M
M.r Earl Meyer
B Team Coach P E
Stephen F Austm
Mrs B D Wh1te
Language Arts P E
Mrs Alton Mrlls
Mr A1 Rholes
Athletlc Coach Math
Mrs Cullen Tunnell
Mrs J E Rhodes
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Mr Tom Sherbert
jr I-hgh Basketball Coach
Mrs James Harris
Dietitian - Homemaking
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Dr W J Garrett
Mrs C B Shivers
Mr C R jones
Grade School Prmcipal
lvlrs A M Tunnell
Mrs Viola Granberry
Mrs. L. M. Palmer
Mrs Larry Lantrlp
Secretary to Administrative Ass1sta.nt
and junior High School Principal
Mrs Irene Gentry
Snack Bar Manager
Mrs C C Moore
Colorado State College
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Miss Ruth Cole
Mrs S R Richardson
Mrs Letha Grlbreath
M1ss Eumce Callan
Mrss Ovalene Reed
Mrss Nrla Henson
Mrss Ruby Cole
Mrs Maude Mann
Mrs Roye jones
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Mrs R R Stalhngs
Mrs Sam Prtman
Mrs C R jones
Secretary to Grade School
and Vocatronal Agrrculture
Mrs. Wayne Ice
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KORI1 Qcs offm c-fl lll lmwlx school
Freddie Tunnell-For doing
some outstanding playing in
football, baseball, and track,
Ioyce Willis F01 hei parti
clpation in P E and beirw tm
outqtand mfv xthlete
Jackie Clower -F' o r havinw
taken all history classes thit
hiih school offers and for
havinv hi ,lm c rades
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Operation to woil
Jerry Wayne Hunt -For his
ill-around ability in industrial
Sharon Stroud -For her
scholastic average, interest in
Spanish, willingness to work,
and a bility for speaking the
Floyd Moseley-For his good
home projects and being very
Avunell W ill-ierson-For her
in t e r e s t in honiemaking and
for having an outstanding horne
having four years of science
and having good grades.
R onalfl 'l' a
ability for acting in the .lunior
Play and one-act play this
Brenda Parham-For her in-
terest and attitude in the sub-
Charlotte Gilbreath and Ann
Music-For Charlotte'5 excel-
lent work on the Vandalite and
Ann's superior work on the
ty, d epencialmil
ity, ability, con-
Mixed Fee ings Hearts
of Cvraciuating eniors
They have had many joys their four years in Van High
School and now they are graduating. For some it is agay and
happy timeg for others, they feel a little sad at the thought of
not seeing all their friends every day,
Many things have gone into making this a successful class,
When they were juniors, they had one of the biggest events of
the high school days: a junior play, "Take Your Medicine,"
with a gross of 5160, The second big event of the junior
year was the Junior-Senior Banquet,
This year the seniors started off with cake and pie sales
and then the senior play, "Harvey,"which cleared about 585.
At press time the seniors were planning very busily a
trip to a dude ranch in South Texas,
The Senior Class elected friendly Lynn Spruiell as their
president. Lynn was a rnernber of the "B" team footballhis
junior year and a member of the "A" team his senior year,
He is also a meinber of the "A" basketball team,
Likeable Jimmy Don Henderson was elected by his class-
mates as vice-president, Jimmy' was president of his fresh-
man class. He is a two-year letterman in football.
Lupe Maciel, that cute and sweet senior, is secretary and
treasurer of her class. She is head cheerleader this year
and was freshman favoriteg she was secretary and treasurer
of her sophomore class, Lupe was editor of the Vandalite
Friendly Mary Ann Maxfield is quite an active
member of the Senior Class. She was nominee
for Queen of Hearts her junior year, Mary Ann is
quite talented in the commercial field.
Despite his lack of weight, Bill Pool proved to
be quite vicious on the football team this year, He
is a two-year letterman, Though Bill is very shy,
he has made numerous friends in high school,
Hunting and fishing are some of Bill's favorite
Freshman Sec .
CIliOI'S of 75 7
Harve st Duchess
F re shm in Nom1nee
for Queen of Hearts
F H A
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Who s Who ln
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Donald Ray Dunn
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' .Tunior Play
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Sophomore Class Sec.
F F A Sec
Cho1r Speech Club
Junlor Nom1nee or
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Iun1or Class Sec
F H A Sec
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Who s Who 1n Enghsh .Y
Dan Larry Parker
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Football Co Captaxn
Student Counc1l Pres
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F T A County Vice Pres
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A Delegate to T.A.-'.
The Cjrracluation .
Robert Neal Staton
Champlon gl F1nal1st
Freshman Class Pres
Senior Class Pres
F F A Student Councll E
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c rown-UP, uniors Elect
rnest Slilnn Presl ent
A sense of really growing up is perhaps acquired as jun-
iors. lt is in this class in High School that the members
realize that they must get to work and xnake enough money
from their bake sale, the junior play "Under The Gas Light,"
and various other activities for the Junior Senior Banquet,
Members of the Junior Class take pride in the fact that
their class received the scholarship award, sponsored by
the Student Council, of S10 each time for the first two six
Class officers are Ernest Shinn, president, Charlotte Gil-
breath, vice-president, Frank Hall, secretaryg and Connie
Ernest was Student Council representative his freshman
year and a B team football player. Last year he was an A
football player, sophomore favorite, and a B basketball player.
Charlotte was the heroine in the junior play this year,
Vandalite co-editor, member of the Future Teachers Club,
and was a member of the band for two and one-half years.
Frank is an A football player and basketball squadman,
He was a member of the track squad last year and a base-
Connie has been cheerleader for the last two years and
will be head cheerleader next year, She was a Student Coun-
cil representative her freshman year and a duchess to the
Harvest Carnival. Last year she was an lnterscholastic
League contestant in journalism at the Regional fxleet and is
serving as The Vandal Voice co-editor this year,
Perhaps the decision of the Junior Class in selecting
Tillie Defee their class favorite was based upon her
cheerfulness and pleasing personality,
Tillie has been a rnernber of the Spanish Club for two j
years, Worthy Advisor of the Rainbow for Girls, and
was a member of the A band for four and one-half years,
Class members we re shown that Ernest Shinn filled
the qualifications to represent their class by his desire
and ability to help others, pleasing personality, and
Ernest is now servingpas president of the Junior Class,
in addition to his honors in past years.
Pres1cl0ntE1r1estSh1nn plc s1deS at 1
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class set up an experiment, Left to right are it .
Eddie Wooda r d, Frank Hall, Jerry Sloan, Ann .. .
Music, and Betty Gilley.
Lox Dean Hutchins
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Delmar N1pp Connu Ohver
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Dorothy Senter Ernest Shlnn
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to rwht are Sue D1ke Mrs G1Ichre5t E1ou1se
Sm1th Wanda Hopson and Glorla Beffgs
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Jlmmy Stephenson John Stewart
Typmfb l Students, work on a t1me te5t 1n M155
Faye Terry 5 cla55 Readxnv clockwlse they are
Don Chandler Carolyn Shotts Geme Rumbelovx
Buddy Tunnell M155 Faye Terry Charlotte
Gllbreath and .lanell Hanna
SOPIIOHIOICS Elect West
AS Presicieilt of Class
By winning time perfect attendance award twice
in the first semester of school, the Sophomore
Class has proved their ability of attending school
Nonchalant ways characterize the Sophomores
who have already learned the "ropes" of High
School. The Sophomores always enjoy enter-
taining at the Junior-Senior Banquet.
Most of the basketball players this year were ,ff-
furnished by the Sophomore Class,
Officers of the Sophomore Class are .Terry
West, presidentg Larry Dunn, vice-presidentg
Linda Smith, secretaryg and L.ucyHays,treasurer,
Jerry lettered on the A basketball team this
year and played on the Freshman All-District
championship tearn last year, He won first place
in district last year in junior declamation,
Larry was president of the Freshman Class
last year. He received a letter on the A basket-
ball team this year,
Linda, who is a top honor roll student, was fa
vorite of the Freshman Class last year,
Lucy is very active in all school activities.
She was secretary of her class last year,
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Friendliness, courtesy, and "good-looks" are just a
Jf' few of the characteristics ofthe Sophomore Class Fa-
' 'V vorites, Johnny Brown and Dian Fife,
Dian is a member of the band, Spanish Club, Future
Y tennis squad,
Johnny is a member ofthe Future Farmers of America
ES ,L an and also played basketball,
Margaret Yoes points out the location of invad- e
ers of the British Isles in Mr. McKibben s third -- ,
period World History class A' "
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Glynn Hopkins Charlotte Kiser
Charles McCaffree C rolyn McNeill
Jerry West presides at aSophomore Class meet-
ing in the auditorium. Mr. Baker McClellan
homeroom sponsor is assisting.
Shara Gillentine Alice Green
Jean Hobbs Billy Hopkins
Charles Maxfield Georve Maxfield
Sophomores in Mr A B. Pitt's biology class look
at specimens throuvh the microscope. From the
left are .Terry Wyatt Mike Moore, Bobby Stevens,
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Judy Tunnell Robby Tunnell
Jerry Wyatt Margaret Yoes
Mr Sumerlm s Enghsh II class p1-act1ces par
hamentary procedure Robert Rhodes acts s
class presxdent Seated to hxs left 1S Secretar
Lucy Hays and on h1S r1ght 1S V1ce Pres1dent
Gay decorations are placed on Harold Sides' car
by Harold and Linda Pool, freshman favorites. Linda
is a member of band and Student Council.
Harold plays a trombone in the "A" Band. ln Jun-
ior High he played football.
Fres man Class eacls
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Freshman Class officers pause on the may home
to discuss class affairs.
Freeman Kindle, Vice-president, is a mernber of
the band and F.F.A. In Junior High he played football
JudyChappell,treasurer, is a member of the band.
In Junior High she was a cheerleader.
Donald Parrnley, president, plays basketball.
Linda Matthews, secretary, is a twirler inthe band
and in Junior High was a clruni niajorette.
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Eddle Cole JESSIC Cook
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Nhss Manthey s Freshman Enghsh class acts out
the last act ol Cyrano De Belverac Iames Heard
dylll xn Dman Nlyers lap In the tmangle behumd are
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lnv tromleft to T1 Iht are Brenda Reeves Dorothy Har
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showlng them some low grades
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Janet P1tman Glen McKenz1e L1nda
Sull1van and Martha Graham Seat
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braryfac111t1es Beh1nd the desk are
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Mary Ellen Clements
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Tunnell s soc1alstud1es class Look
1ng on from the left are Jerry Pate
Claude Prltchett Joan Cole and
Si 'aryl 5
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Pictured are fromleft to r1UhtL1nda
Vance Barbarawhite I0anneG1lley
and David Timmons.
Ada Lou Steel
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torv Wlth plenty of pep
Head cheerleaders on the
front row are Neta Max
field and Linda Carol
Henderson Other cheer
leaders are Rebecca
Stewart Barbara 'VI at
thew Mary Henderson
and Shirley Hill
MRIIY Honors Are Captixreci
By Junior Students
Giggling girls and bashful boys in the hectic stage
of growing up make Junior High life one of the most
colorful of the three classifications in school Jun-
ior High had its first organized band under the
direction of Mr J N Yancey this year It was
composed of 49 members During the half t1me at
Junior High s football games the band s sparkling
performances were enjoyed by ex eryone
There are many honors to be won such as being
one of the sw cheerleaders a favorite 1n one of the
three grades a member of the Junlor H1gh choir
tw1rler a Junior High faxorite a member of the
Junior High Future Home-makers of America or a
member of the 4 H Club
Bob White and Rebecca Stewart from the seventh
grade were elected Junior High faxorites Rebecca
is a cheerleader and w ill be one of the head cheer
leaders next year She is x1ce president of her
class and 1S a member of the Junior High band Bob
play ed football on the Junior High team and 1S
president of the sex enth rade
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Van s Hlstory Front row from the left I.,1nda
Caroll-Ienderson chaplam Jean Maddox sec
retary Sue INat1ons pres1dent Hulene Balley
h1stor1an N4ar11yn Starr publlclty chalrman
Mary Mac1el treasurer Marsha K1dd c1v1l
defense cha1rman Ann Staton parhamen
tarlan Th1rd row Sandra Sue Sm1th song
leader and Sandra Mae Smlth second XICE
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Shortt, dlrector slng at the publlc Chr1stmas
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Jean Maddox Ann Staton
Hulene Balleyf and Sandra
Sue Sm1th Tw rlers on
the second rovy are Sandra
Redmond Patsy Cullen
tlne Marsha K1dd Sandra
Mae Srn1th Judy Iwelll
Janet P1tman Jane Mor
r1s I..1nda Sxruth X1rp1n1a
Vlartln Carolyn Plppen
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Sandra Stex ens
J unior High Teams Win
Variotls District Honors
At the left is the Junior High basketball team
that finished third in the district race by winning
8 and losing 4 Front row from the left: Thorne
Finch Sanders Bailey VV oodard and Manager
Reeves Back row from the left Coach Sherbert
McGrady Moore Maciel Rumbelow Tunnell
and C ulbreath
Above is the Junior High football team that tied for first in the d1S
trict race by winning 6 and los1ng 2 Front row from the left Manager
Pate Ba1ley McGrady Thorne Bridges Douglas Loper Turner White
Nations Rusk Toone McKelvey Woodard Gabriel and Manager Car
ter Middle row from the left Brawner Palmer Bailiff H111 Huddle
Rhines Cole McKenzie Culbreath Peden Maciel and Rumbelow Back
row from the left Coach Rholes Finch Ayers Timmons Davis Mc
Grady Moore Pate White Sanders Crim Tunnell and Malone
Above is the D1str1ctChamp1on Little League
team of Van Front row,from the left Maxfield
Carter and Keane Middle row from the left
Palmer Shaw McCoy and Richards Back row
from the left Coach Strickland Rusk Thorne
Above 1S the Junior High tennis squad Front
row Culbreath Browning Bulman Reeves
Jones and Moore M1ddle row Hill Stewart
Camper White Henderson Stevens Maddox and
Kidd Back row Pippin Pitman Timmons
Adams Griffith Maxfield Staton and Srrnth
Coach Sherbert is standing m the rear
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Tlna Io Wh1te and Bllly Carter fourth Grad
ers were selected as Grade School favor1tes
Tlna Jo was elected as Grade School favor
1te last year
Bllly has been a member of the Pee Wee
Leavue baseball team for two years and was a
nommee as Grade School favor1te mn the th1rd
Tmna and Blllx represented the1r class at the
Harvest Carn1val 1n the second Grade
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Jud y Pe d en is illustrating a map of deer
huntino in Llano Texas. From the left the stu-
dents are Scott Kidd Monty Nations Bob Dane
and Tina White.
Mrs Wayne Ice 1Sl.1SteI'11f1gtO a group of her
th1rd graders as they are read1ng The students
from the left are Susan Betty Ronald Hucky
Carolyn Mrs Ice Pevvy Junmy Lonnle
M1ke McClellen f1r5t grader 15
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noon hou1 Wlth a favor1te game
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MISS Ruth Cole and students of her 5ec
ond grade class are takmg 1nte re st 1n the
Globe of the world The students are from
the left Jaruce B r e nd a John Tommy and
Mrs Letha Chlbreath d15play5 a Hallo
Ween chart to the students of her cla55
M155 E11n1c:eCal1an and f1r5t grade class
are p1ctured as they work 1n the1r Work books
They are from the left M155 Callan .Terry
Martha Judy Mary Ann Georve Neal and
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A child takes a great step in his life when
he becomes six years old and starts to school.
During grade school days a student meets
many friends and learns how to get along
Some honors to be Won by Grade School
students are being afavorite of the five grades
being a class officer and getting to ring the
bell when 1t1S time for classes to begin after
a play period
Students like spend1ng play periods for
skating swinging and playmg many different
Students tak1ng advantage of the opportuni
ties placed in Mr C R .Tones office are
Ronald Hobbs Jerry Malone Lee Rumbelow
Gary Hollowell and Carolyn Peters
Enjoying Christmas in Mrs S R Richard
son s fourth grade room are from the left
Harold Davis Carol Ice Glenda Taylor Scott
Kidd Monty Nation Bennie Hud g en s and
Enjoying lunch time 1n the cafeteria are
Ronnie White Dale Huff Terry Crawfor
Alv1n Black and James Hobbs
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The 1956 football team Front row from the left Jlmmy Henderson Donald Dunn M1ke Moore Jerry
Stone Don Bass Frank Hall Terry Carter Jack Pool Ernest Shmn Jicly Gamble Second row
Coach Tuttle Larry Edwards Fredd1e Tunnell Johnny Peden Charles Crone Paul K1dd Shlrley Lowe
Weldon itrlckland B1ll Pool Joe Clark James Splawn Coach Warren
Fumbles and 1nJur1es plawued the Vandals all season lon0 James bplawn suffered a lev lnjury and
m1ssed two Dames Ernest Shmn broke h1s ankle durlnv workout the week of the Grand Salme game
Jack Pool was another casualty by break1nv h1s hand whlle Shxrley Lowe broke h1s leg before the f1rst
The Vandals started the season by droppmw the1r fxrst Game to the Henderson L.1ons -IZ 18 The
Vandals romped over the hwhly rated Canton Eaeles 1-1 O They played one of themr best names a
gamst New London but went down 1n defeat 33 Z7 A fourth quarter Plne Tree rally swamped Van
79 l9 The Vandals then upset the hlghly rated Qu1tman Bulldofvs 1? O
The Vandals scored two qulck touchdowns awamst W1lls Pomt but lost the conference opener
94 Head Coach George Tuttle
ZZ 14 w1th seven fumbles Try1n0 to stay
ln the d1str1ct race the V andals lost a
hard foufvht frame to the Mmeola Yellow
Jackets on Van so1l 7 O ln the tradltlonal
football t1lt w1th Grand Salme s lndlans
the Vandals played 11'lSU1I'6d ball to upset
the Ind1ans 19 O Th1s was the second
tlme 1n elvht vears that the Vandals have
been able to come throuoh w1th a uctory
The Vandals came from beh1nd to down the
Kaufman L1ons 42 ZO The L1ons scored
three touchdowns before the Vandals ever
Got started The Vandals then scored f1ve
t1mes 1n the second half In the last foot
ball game for 12 senlors the Vandals were
trounced by the d1str1ct c h a m plon the
Terrell Txvers 48 7 after holdmg the
Tlvers 1n check most of the f1rst quarter
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Terrell 5 O O
M1neola 4 l O
Van Z 2 O
Grand S Z 3 O
W1lls P Z Y O
Kaufman O 5 O
ASS1StaHt Coach W11ey Warren
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Date Opponent Place of Game Won by Score
t Upset G-rancl Sa11ne
SEASON AT A GLANCE
G rand Salme
2 Year Letterman
Vandals show plenty of Splflt as they carry out
blockmg asswnments IU preparahon for the1r
non conference game Wlth P1ne Tree
4 Year Letterman
Second A11 D1str1ct 1955
4 Year Letterman
Honorable Ment1on 1955
Second All D1str1ct 1954
All D1str1ct 1956
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9-Z1 14- O
10- 5 ' ' 39-19
10-12 ' 13- 0 '
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11- 2 ' ' 19- 0
11- 9 - 42-Z0
11-16 ' 48- 7
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Honorable Mentlon 1939
3 Year Letterman
Honorable Mentlon l955
2 Year Letterman
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Quarterback Weldon Strickland makes a sizeable gain against the Quitman
Bulldogs before being tackled, The Vandals upset the Bulldogs, 13-O.
3 Year Letterman
Honorable Ment1on 1955
Second All D1str1ct 1956
Don Bass .Toe Clark
Senlor End Sen1or End
1 Year Letterman Z Year Letterman
Coach George Tuttle explains a play to Larry Edwards as the Vandals go
through scrimmage. Coach Tuttle was preparing the Vandals for the game
against Pine Tree,
Z Year Letterman
Iohnnw Peden and Freddle Tunnell get ready to h1t the ball
carrler Charles Crone 73 and Lynn Sprulell 54 are 1n
the background as Nan was x1ctor1ous ox er the Qu1tman Bull
Z Year Letterman
1 Year Letterman
Z Year Letterman
Halfback Freddxe Tunnell 1S tackled after a very good run
agamst the Mmeola Yellovsqackets The Vandals lost th1s
hard fought game 7 O
3 Year Letterman
2 Year Letterman
1 Year Letterman
Iunlor End Ernest Shmn grabs a pass agamst the Mmeola Yellowjackets
Squadman Shinn was tackled immediately after the completion
1 Year Letterman
Joe Clark 1S hauled down after a nlce galn agamst the M1neola
Yellowjackets .Toe caught the pass thrown to hlm by Weldon
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The 1956 B football team Front Row Delmar Nrpp, Robert Bennett, Frank Lee Donn1e Gamble
Davrd Shelton, Harold Olxver Second Row Buddy Tunnell, Harold Whrte, Derrell Mayo, Mrke
I-1111, Marcus Frncher T1m Tlmmons, Donald Parmley, Donnre Durand Top Row Roddy Sloan
Kenneth Cotton, jerry Norr1s, Freeman Kmdle, Robert Martm, Marcus Mayo, B1lly I-lopl-uns Ray
Lanfrey, Larry Camper, Charles Maxfxeld, and Coach Earl Meyer
Despxte a good defense the offensrve team couldn t
run enough pornts over to enable the Van B team to
wm a smgle vrctory th1s year Th1s was one of the
poorest seasons the B team has ever suffered
Perhaps the brggest d1sappo1ntments were the two
losses to the Grand Salme Indlans The team was
never able to defeat the Indrans The Vandals lost
the1r frrst game to the Ind1a.ns,25 7 The second
game they lost by a larger margm, 33 13 The
Gladewater Bears handed the Vandals the1r b1ggest
hum1l1at1on by defeatmg the B team, 41 7 The
Vandals scored 34 pornts to the1r opponents 197
B1Ily Hopkrns makes a DICE garn before he
1S brought down by the Qultman Bulldogs
The Van B team lost thrs thrrllrng ball
game, 13 7
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7- O 39-20
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VRIIJVRIS Scalp II1Cl2'llI1S For Year
Left to Rlghtl Jacky Gamble Larry Dunn Don Gray Frank Hall Lynn Spru1ell Charles
McCaffree Weldon Strlckland Trevalyn Ellls Ronald Tankersley Robble Tunnell Jerry
Perc1f1eld .Terry West and Robert Rhodes Coach R1chardson IS kneelmg at the center
Inexpemence took 1ts toll as the Vandals
had one ofthe poorest seasons ln several years
The team was composed mostly of sophomores
and Jumors w1th only three senxors on the squad
Even though the V and al s d1dn t w1n very
often they kept thelr fantastlc Z7 year dom1
nance over thelr bltter r1val the Grand Sallne
Ind1ans by slamrnmg the d oo r 1n them' faces
both t1mes th e y met Van met the Indlans on
the Vandals court and scalped the lnd1ans 46 40
Later on ln the season they met agaln on Grand
Salmes court and stomped them 45 46
Strxckland O 270
6 feet Z mches
Z Year Letterman
Canton All Tournament
SEASON AT A GLANCE
Non -C onference
W 1ll s Pomt
Z Year Letterman
:J feet 10 1nches
1 Year Letterman
QAt the Leftl
'l revalyn El11S 1S vt ell guarded as he
puts two more pO1HtS 1nto the basket
as the Vandals go on to x lctory agalnst
the Grand Sahne lnd1ans The Van
dals stomped the lnd1ans 46 40
Z Year Letterman
5 feet 9 inches
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Bobby Stex ens
D feet 4 mches
QAt the Leftj
Ronald T mkersley is all alone as he
dribbles toward the goal 1n the 'T 5 ler
Tournament Robert Rhodes is trail
ing hun The Vandals lostto W1nona
in the consolation 33 44
5 feet IO inches
1 Year Letterman
W e l d o n Strickland
tries to get the tip- V
off apainst the Winona
Wildcats in the Tyler
in readiness are Lynn
Spruiell -O Ronald
ankersle' 44 an
2 feet 10 mches
l Year Letterman
Lynn Spru1ell goes up for two polnts ageunst
the Kaufman L :Lon S 1n the X andals flnal home
game Weldon Stmckland tralls the play The
Vandals lost 33 40
6 feet Z inches
.Timmy Keller blocks Don Gray 5 shot as the
Vandals try desperately to get back 1nto the game
agaxnst the Terrell Tlgers The T lg e r s were
x1ctor1ous, 74 DO 1n th1S conference game
5 feet 101 2 lnches
1 Year Letterman
Ronald Tanker sley
5 feet 11 mches
1 Year Letterman
5 feet 7 mches
1 Year Letterman
5 feet 10 1fZ inches
Front row Charles Stanford James N1xon Bobby Gabr1el
B1lly Hobbs F'rank1 Lee I..ynelSjJru1ell Donn1e Gamble Second
row Coach Sherbert Dav1d Shelton Donald Parmley Joe Des
latte Ray Lanfrey Jerry Goode Marcus Mayo and M1ke H1ll
Coach Tom Sherbert s freshman basketball team won the d1S
tr1ct champ1onsh1p by defeatlng the Grand Sal1ne Indxans 40 34
Three teams Weret1ed for the round rob1n The teams were Grand
Sal1ne Kaufman and Van Kaufman defeated Crand Sahne and
was then defeated by Van 34 Z4 for the round robm Van then
played Grand Sa11ne wmner of the tournament held 1n Mmeola
The team had a record of e1ght w1nswh1le dropplng two games
They lost to Kaufman 1n the f1rst game of the s ea son and d1dn t
lose agam unt1l they lost to Grand Sal1ne 1n the tournament
I-hgh polnt men for the freshman team were Donald Parmley
Bobby Gabmel and Joe Deslatte
Loy Dean HutCh1HS
The returning baseball lettermen are Freddie
Tunnell James Splawn Jerry Percifield Ernest
Shinn Weldon Strickland and Coach Wiley War
Spring Sports Spotlight
Baseball, Tennis, Track
With the arrival of spring,the sports spotlight
focuses on baseball, tennis, and track. Because
of the early March 14 deadline for the Vandalite,
a complete coverage cannot be given of these
Five lettermen returned to boost the 16 boys
out for baseball, V an finished third in the dis-
trict in 1956 with 11 wins and 4 losses. Freddie
Tunnell led the hurlers with 5 wins and Z losses,
while Larry Murphy led the batters with a 432
With Bob Staton regional champion back for
his senior year Van appeared at press time to
be in for another strong net sea son under the
coaching of Mr Tom Sherbert
Coach George Tuttle s track team surprised
by taking the district championship in 1956 and
seemed headed for another good season with
several seasoned veterans back for another year
Pictured above is the boys tennis team Front
row Glynn Hopkins Robert Rhodes Robert
Staton and Bobby Gabriel Top row Coach Tom
Sherbert Jimmy Shortt Joe Deslatte and Ron
At the right is the girls tennis team Front
row Linda Matthews Linda Pool Dian Myers
Judy Chappell and Cindy Spruiell Top row
MaryLeeDane Pat Russell BeverlyNull Doro
thy Senter Dian Fife and Coach Tom Sherbert
Pictured abovels the boys trackteam Front
row Rhines Hall Tunnell Carter M1ller D
Gamble Lee and Shinn Top row Henderson
Hardwick Percifield Peden Strickland Moore
and Coach Tuttle
Action Fllls Classes For Girls
Pxctured from left to rlght kneelmg Sue Dav1dson bue D1ke Murl
Cantrell Daffy Lee Dorothy Butler Glor1a Beggs Standmg M 1 s s
Sanoma ShOff1t teacher Fern Stone Chr1st1ne HutCh1HS Geneva M11
ler Frances Hlll Qulnell Parker Patsy Humphrey These g1rls are
members of the A volleyball team
Tenn1s and badm1nton racquets rece1ve
thorough lnspectlons by C a rolyn McNe1ll
Lynda Strlnger and Carolyn Hamrnan
Qumell Parker looks on very eagerly as Sue
D1ke spmkes a volleyball 1nto the next court to
the wa1t1ng team
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g1rls p1ctured leftto r1ght are Margaret Yoes Thelma Hays
Kather1neHopper Qu1daI-luddle PatsyWeaver Donna Black
Ruth Townley and LucyHays Margaret and Lucy are man
agers for both the A and B teams
Adjustments 1n the volleyball net are admln
lstered byM1ldred Palmer Peggy Smlth EIOUISC
Smlth Foy Br1ggs and T1ll1e Defee
R1ghtJ These g1rls 1n thefourth per1od phyS1
cal educatlon class are watchmg the b1rd1e as lt
goes flylng through the a1r From the left are
Foy Br1ggs Lou N o ra Townley Al1ce Green
Eloulse Smlth Frances MCKSHZIC Carolyn Mc
Ne1ll and Frances Fowler
Glrls takmg physlcal educatlon are kept on the
beam W1th all the many kmds of dCt1V1t1eS golng
on dur1ng the class perlods Sports such as bad
mmton tenms table tenn1s volleyball softball
and basketball are enjoyed by all the g1rls Ln the
three h1gh school classes The xolleyball team
15 expected to be espec1ally good next year as
there are only three sen1ors on the team th1s
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