Velma Alma High School - Hurricane Yearbook (Velma, OK)
- Class of 1956
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Climb as High
as You Wish
We of the 6'Comet7' staff think
our school, Velma-Alma, is the
most wonderful in the Whole state
of Oklahoma. If a student com-
pletes l2 years of training here,
he should he ready to take his
place in life as he chooses. He
may choose to work after grad-
uation, or he may climb higher
on the ladder to success by at-
tending college and preparing
for a professional career.
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To you, and you, and you . . .
every student of the Velma-Alma
Schools We dedicate this year-
book. It is for you that the school
board, the administration, the
teachers all plan and work . . .
that you may be a success!
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The Duncan Banner Invites
MRS. HENRY HICKS
to the Palace Theatre to see
"MY SISTER EILEEN"
This coupon, plus service fee,
good for two tickets at theatre.
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Velma-Alma School Plant, Program
On Por With Mefropolifan Centers
"Twenty-three years in the
teaching profession have taught
me that there should be more
schools with two and three names,"
mused Supt. Clarence Davis as he
peered out the window of his plush
office across the grounds of one
of 0klahoma's most modern
"By consolidating their schools
almost 10 years ago, residents of
the Velma-Alma district have pro-
vided their children with as fine
educational facilities as can be
found anywhere," he said.
"We offer virtually the same
curricular program as the state's
metropolitan schools, and it is pos-
sible only because our citizens
have lent their wholehearted sup-
port in approving almost half a
million dollars in bond issues to
build a plant adequate for such
a program," Davis added.
More than S-100,000 will have
been spent on the modern plant
located just east of Velma near
State Highway 7 when the latest
construction and remodeling pro-
ject ls completed next Septem-
Residents of the 144-square mile
Velma-Alma school district approv-
ed the recent 380,000 bond issue
by a 50-6 majority. It was the
first bond issue election in four
years which had received a dis-
The building project will ease
the classroom situation which now
permits only eight of the 12 grades
to attend classes at the new plant.
Those would be the first and sec-
ond grades, and the 7th through
the 12th grades. The other four
classes learn their three R's in
the old Velma school building
about a mile north of the new
However, Davis terms the old
building satisfactory for any
school, and will be more suitable
following the remodeling project
during the spring and summer.
Three new classrooms will be
built onto the grade school wing
at the new plant, and the 1956-57
third grade students will be moved
into them, Davis said. "It is only
a matter of time before we have
enough classrooms for all our ele-
mentary students," he added.
V-A's 875 school children are
almost evenly Grstributed, with 425
in junior and senior high, and the
remaining 450 in the six lower
Davis pointed out that it was
somewhat unusual to have almost
as many junior and senior high
students as elementary children.
"Our vast curricular and extra-
curricular program is one reason
why our students seldom. drop out
of schooI," he said.
"And about 52 per cent of our
graduates of the past three years
are attending college.
' BOARD OF EDUCATION
Al Pie, 's, H. C. Milford, Wa1'1'en Anderson, Ebb
Beavers. ' .
Superintendent C. L. Davis
"Our daily attendance record is
something to be proud of. We sel-
dom have more than five per cent
of our total enrollment absent."
Included in the curricular pro-
gram are driver training, voca-
tional agriculture and home econo-
mics, band, industrial arts, lan-
guage studies, commerce, vocal
music and five science classes.
"Our program is set up to pre-
pare youngsters for college, or to
assure those who do not continue
their education a means of liveli-
hood," Davis said.
"It would take the average stu-
dent 12 years to take every course
"Our extra-curricular program
will compare favorably with any
other school in the state. We urge
that students compete in athle-
tics, band, music, FFA, 4-H, and
other activities, but our class work
always comes first here," Davis
1 The athletic department will
benefit from the upcoming con-
struction project. New light! for
the football fields, a fence around
the playing field, dressing rooms,
ticket booths, concession stands,
and rest rooms were included in
the bond issue approved last week.
The Velma and Alma schools
consolidated ln 1946, but the
buildinz program was not laun-
ched until 1950 when senlor high
classrooms, Iunchroom, and a
500-seat auditorium were con-
The 800-seat gymnasium, one
of the most modern in the area,
was completed a year later. In
1952, property owners of that dis-
trict unanimously approved a bond
issue calling for the construction
of three new first grade class-
rooms, and a football stadium that
will' seat 2,000 fans.
Three second grade rooms were
built in 1954 along with a band
room adjacent to the auditorium,
and a vocational education build-
ing connecting with Davis' roomy
A metal gymnasium was con-
structed for the third-through-sixth
grade students the past year.
When the other grades are mov-
ed into their new buildings, the
old classrooms will be converted
into houses 'for the teachers.
Some 12 houses belonging to the
school are occupied by members
of the 41-teacher faculty.
Davis, serving his fourth year at
Velma-Alma after moving there
from Walters where he spent nine
years as superintendent, raised
the school board and garent-
:feachers Association for their help
in the building program.
"They have informed the citi-
zens of our needs, and the people
have, voted its the money with
which to build such a plant."
SCHOOL AND ADMINISTRATORS
HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY
JUNIOR HIGH CLASSES
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The Velma-Alma school system is the culmination of many
years of effort and experimentation on the part of the people
of this community, the board of education, and the staff of
the school to develop a school that can educate their children
to meet successfully life's basic problems in today's complex
society and to train them in the social graces necessary for
good living and good citizenship. We believe much progress
is being made toward this end, yet it is the intention of the
faculty and the board of education to constantly improve the
curriculum, the physical equipment of the school, and the pro-
visions for the co-curricular activities which are conducive
to good character development.
The maintenance of a staff which has high professional
and ethical standards, a desire for continued professional
growth, and an enthusiastic and cooperative attitude toward
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their work is one of the means through which we hope to
reach our goal.
Among the other specific objectives are those in regard to
curriculum and building of character. In curriculum we aim
to provide activities that help the student to apply his individ-
ual aptitudes, abilities, and interestsg to provide a wide var-
iety of courses of studyg to provide training in civic responsi-
bility and leadershipg and to provide guidance in finding
satisfactory solutions to their social and vocational problems.
Specific objectives that we have in character development
for our students include teaching them an appreciation of the
rights of their fellow meng helping them develop wholesome
habitsg and good sportsmanshipg and guiding them in a de-
velopment of an appreciation of the aesthetic phases of life
in order that they may become worthy members of society.
Efficient workers of all types help make an efficient school.
A clean, modern kitchen plus good cooks equals nutritious meals. Left to right
are Mrs. Dodson, Mrs. Stewart. Mrs. Harmon. Mrs. White, Mr. Stine, Mrs. Stine
and Mrs. Southerland.
I. N. Brooks and Arthur Harden
are chief sweepers.
Virgil ..e. Lunchroom Supervisor. Mrs. John Peters. School Secretary
W e doubt that more modern buildings and equipment could be found
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The climb up the ladder to success begins with
the child when he enters first grade. The first few
weeks the child takes part in a "readiness program,"
a program to adjust him to his playmates, the class-
room and to help him understand what school is all
Next formal reading is begun through the use of
pre-primers. Phonics, or word sounds, are taught.
The children learn to count to 100, and learn
simple addition and subtraction of numbers from
1 to 10.
Telling time, measures of pint, quart, inches and
feet are introduced in the first grade, but no great
stress is put on these.
Proudly a first grader can exhibit his name and
other simple words that he has written in manu-
By the end of the year he should be well ad-
justed to the classroom, should have learned some
basic skills, can associate harmoniously with his
classmates, and is ready to go to the next rung on
the success ladder.
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The second grader finds that in September the
year begins where he ended the previous May. Each
year's work is planned to tie together into a definite
His teacher tries to make him feel secure and
"get his feet on the ground" for another year of
Simple science study is begun. The children learn
about familiar insects and simple health principles.
Reading, writing, spelling and number work ad-
vances here. The youngsters use their artistic tal-
ents in coloring and illustrating their lessons. They
have an opportunity to sing and take part in as-
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Sharon Vauda Nell Ronald
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Thomas Brantley Jo Ann David
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Children from all grades had parts in
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The third grade bridges the gap between the
child's first experiences and his widening activities.
Reading is the basis for all other activities. Third
grade emphasizes not only word recognition but
importances of sequence in ideas noting important
ideas reading for specific details, and silent reading
Only cursive writing is used, with stress placed
on letter formation and spacing. Neatness in all
daily papers is emphasized.
Review and mastery of the 100 addition and sub-
traction facts is the first step preceding borrow-
ing and carrying. Division and multiplication are
Geography begins with a unit on our own com-
munity, followed by one on Oklahoma, and on to
a study of the various kinds of communities in our
Science, health and art correlated with other sub-
jects round out a busy schedule for third graders.
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Barbara Ann Kirby
Harolyn Kay Love
Freda May Lumlyert
Rita Jo Morris
Joe Bob Norton
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all ties in with previous learning. Fourth graders
should understand what is read and be able to tell
the basic idea or theme of a paragraph.
Spelling words are put to use in the children's
writings, and new words and meanings are learned.
Among the language activities at this point pupils
are taught correct usage of nouns, capital letters,
paragraphs, plural forms, punctuation marks, and
They learn that the world is the home of man
and how man lives in the different regions such as
the mountain countries, hot countries and cold
Science exercises teach the fourth graders.how
men and animals depend on each other and that
air and water are basic needs.
ln arithmetic they are acquainted with fractions,
money, averages, measures and the Roman nu-
merals through 30.
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Billy Mack Downey
Donald Ray Foster
Jimmy Dale Hood
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study of arithmetic and the language arts.
As an addition to the childis arithmetic store-
house this school year contributes division by two
place divisors, Roman numerals to 1000, adding
and subtraction of fractions, decimals as a new
way of writing fractions, and four place multipli-
cation by two and three place multipliers.
Special emphasis are given to developing the
many reading and dictionary skills at whatever
levels of achievement the children are found. These
skills include: using an index, table of contents,
pk encyclopaedia, bibliographic aids, and use of skim-
l f ming in search of information.
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Roy Rohlly Lillie' Margaret Don Jimmy
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Lori-Ita Wallave jan lm? Linda Sue Charles Earl Marilyn
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Larry Linda Billy
Stephenson St:-wart Strirkland
' Linda Kay Tony Charlr-s
Thacker Warnock Winkles
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fifth grasle Carnival lmntli.
Charles Winklvs and Tony Warnock examine the bulletin
hoard in Mrs. Ruhr-rson's room.
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New and more complicated words are ' I
on their spelling listsg they learn to locate My ' A ,
subject and predicate in sentencesg and
' 'gf , they begin simple diagraming.
N ' Arithmetic, too, progresses. They learn
.9 If to read and write numbers to a billion, to . 4
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' tions and to use decimals in addin , sub- i
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" 1 ' tractmg, multlplying apd dividing.
Marylyn CUUQY ln geography and social studies the Thurman Davis Donna Devefs
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youngsters study the old World continents
Science studies include living thingsg
machines, matter and energyg earth, sky
and weatherg conservationg health and
safetyg and physical education.
Joella J ones
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John David Hood
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Rulmy Nluriv Imr-
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Jimmie Dale Winton
Mrs. Gordon, Kenneth Reynolds,
Walter Lane and Robert Emrick
examine the mail box in which
sixth graders deposit their letters to
That all nations have made America
was illustrated by the play presented
on American Education week.
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Fall" was thv fourth grarlv
ass:-mlnly this yvar.
The rhytlnn hancl salulvs Na- l
tional Education wr-ek.
me-rica is truly a lwiling put
Don Pogne and Frankie Cvntry sing Sheila Bayliss does u graceful ballet. Connie Harmon portrays Miss Lih-
to Bill Whisvnant. "ML Snowman." erty,
Grade School Assemblies 1
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Sixth Grade Graduation
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National Honor Society
Charter Member lfroup
A chapter of the National Honor
Society was formed this year at
V-A under the sponsorship of Mrs.
Juanita Hallmark. To be a mem-
ber a student must not only have
good grades, but be a leader and
p a r t i c i p a t e in extracurricular
events as well. Nine were charter
members. Second semester added
nine more, and at the close of
school Lewie Booth, Eual Conditt,
and Lindell Ball were added.
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"The Comet's Tale" staff was made up of 15 this year. Anita Sutton,
Editor, is showing the others their week's work. They are Wanda
Wheeler. Joleen Hulse, Jessie Fletcher, Martha Sullivan, Marie Romine,
Aurelia Gentry, Anita Pruitt, Bill Hallmark, Kay Davis, Hershell
Mitchell, Bill Morrison, and Don Wilson.
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1 , Another highlight of the year is attending the Oklahoma Inter-
' scholastic Press Association meeting at 0.U. Here the group
is ready to go home after a hard day.
THE CORNET TRIO
Jesse McCartney, Alice Taylor, Earnest .lohnson
THE FLUTE TRIO
Barbara Elwell, Linda McCartney, Kay Forbes
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Shelton Lancaster won a "I plus"
rating at all-state and had the
honor of going to National Band
in St. Louis.
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George Clifford has been band
director at Velma-Alma for the
past three years.
THE CLARINET QUARTET
Shelton Lancaster, Sheridan Stewart, Shirley Chadouin, San-
THE BAND OFFICERS L,
Alice Taylor, Lindell Ball, Kay Davis, Earnest Johhson, Shel-
ton Lancaster. '
Boys of 'hi' Clve Club Cirls of the Clee Club
Vocal Music Director
MRS. GILES MITCHELL
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Lewie Booth comprise the Boys' Quartet. make up the Girls' Trio.
Future Nurses ' Club
Hot Rod Club
Future Farmers of America Officers get a front row seat. From left to right, they are:
Cecil Luckett, Paul Newman, Lloyd Ely, Ray Bryant, Charley Beavers, and James
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sow is busy feeding all her children.
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There are 35 members in the Spanish Club this year.
Officers are: President, Aurelia Gentryg Vice President,
Joan Sannerg Secretary, Becky Boothg and Reporter, Teddy
A scene from "Sunday Costs Five Pesos."
All ready for the Christmas Chili Supper.
The mad scramble for the contents of the Pinata
is about to begin.
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spoil the sweeping!
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W. H. Cordon is president of the Velma P.T.A.
Also shown are Mrs. John Peters. treasurer
and Orville Morris. secretary.
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"Cotton" Mitchell is president of the Quarter-
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sports department of V-A.
"Moms" operate the booths at the Halloween
Carnival. Proceeds go to buy hooks for the
P.T.A. sponsored summer reading program.
MRS. JUANITA HALLMARK
Junior High English
Senior H igh
MISS VAL MAPLES
Social Studies, Coach Girls' Physical Education
JIMMY REEDER MRS. MAYFORD SNYDER HAROLD BIFFLE
Commerce. Coach High School Math VOCaIi0nal Agriculture
Junior Sponsor Sophomore Sponsor Sophomore Sponsor
Miss JANE ANDREWS , ....,...,.i
Vocational Home Economics
,Iunior High Science
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Vocal Music. 'IB Math
Social Studies. Geology
.lunior High-High Sclloc
8th Grade Math
S. GILES MITCHELL JIM SFINIL
just Getting Started
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For the first time students move into the
"big buildingf, As seventh graders they be-
gin their junior high career. Classes are no
longer in one room with the same teacher
all day. Moving from classroom to classroom
and meeting a different teacher are in them-
selves ways that the youngsters are being
readied for a high school schedule.
The subjects are continuations of sixth
grade work, but increasing in scope and dif-
ficulty. Math classes begin preparation for
freshman algebra, and language classes begin
preparation for high school English classes.
When he has completed the seventh grade,
the student has climbed one more step on the
stairway to success.
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Mary Ann Crawley
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Nona Kay Forbes
Another block fits into the pattern of a complete edu-
cation in the program which is outlined for eighth
graders. Again math, English, science tie in with the
subjects that were taught in seventh grade and which
will be taught in the ninth grade.
The students are taught laboratory science, and do
experiments. Fundamental American history is intro-
duced. The youngsters can take part in a competitive
sports program, in vocal music groups, and in band.
ln seventh and eighth grades they may join the extra-
curricular club of their choosing. All these things work
together to help the student learn to make his own
decisions and grow toward maturity both physically and
Jerry Don Nelson
Billie Ruth Rllem
Jo Ann Roberson
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Eighth grade cage stars.
Girls always look neater than boys. dont they'
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Fzrbt Big Year'
Ima Jo McClellan 15 plannmg her future
f M Ks g lxy "The big year!" Perhaps no other time in a youngstefs
. XQEA X life is so important as his freshman year in high school.
Here he is encouraged to begin planning for his life's work
C . and to take the subjects offered in school which will best
4 fit him for that chosen field.
g F A i g Boys may choose Vocational Agriculture, or Shop, and
ecell ' 'J irls be in Home Economics. En lish, Math, Oklahoma His-
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if 5 it lllll chorus, glee club, band and sports.
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s isyg iw.. x . L A f g . 1 ' Frankie Brown
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at ' "4 Shirley Chadouin
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5' ""-SW' Sonja Davis
A C Sandra Diffner
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6 tg V ig 2 I Carroll Downey
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Don't you think Harvey is cute?
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Myrtle Mae Simmons ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, DAVA ROLLINS
Veta Louise Simmons ,, ,,,,,, DEANNA MILFORD
Miss Kelly ,, ,, ,,.,,,
Ethel Chauvenet ,,,,.,
Doctofs Assistant .,,.,
Dr. Clmniley ,,,,.Y,
Cab Driver ,,,,,,,, , ,,,,,,, ,
Assistant to Director
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The happy newly-weds of "Our Town"
Emily Webb ,,..,
George Gibbs ,
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Mrs. Webb ,.,,,,,,
Dr. Gibbs ....,,,,,,
Mrs. Gibbs .,,,,.
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Sam Craig ...,..e......
Joe Stoddard ,,,,,.,.
I, ,,,. EARNEST JOHNSON
"Now, you'Il have to hurry so you wont be
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PATSY DEVERS ,,,,,,,,,,,.,.....,,.,,,,,,,.... Prison Matron
JACK WALTERS ,..,..,., ...,,,,,,,, I udge Heath
LARRY HILL ,,V.,,Y...,, ,....,, D istrict Attorney
JIM WEBB ,,,.,........,,..,,,., ,,,..., D efense Attorney
BILL MORRISON ,t,,,,., ,,,,,,,.....A C ourt Clerk
ANNE EASLEY ...,,,,, ,,,,,, K aren Andrade
JACK THACKER ,,..,Y,.. ,,77........,, D r. Kirkland 'Q
GLENDA RUMSEY ,..... .,,,,,, M rs. John Hutchins
DARRELL YOUNG .,,... ,,,,,,. H omer Van Fleet
BOB DOAN ..,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,, .....,,,,,,,,, E Imer Sweeney
KAY DAVIS ,.,,,,,.....,.......,,,,,,,, Nancy Lee Faulkner
DAWN ANITA DIFFIE ,.,,,,,.,,,..,,,,, Magda Svenson
JOE DIFFIE ,...,.,.,,,.,,,,,.,,,,,.,,...,..,. John G. Whitfield
KAY SAWYERS .e,.,...,.,,,,, ,,,e,,...t., I ane Chandler
VALICE REAMES ....,.. .,...,,,,,.,, S igurd Junquist
LARRY JOHNSON ,,,,,,,,,.....,,....,,,,,,,,,,,, Larry Regan
JOYCE MORRIS ,,t,,,,,,,,,.... Roberta Van Rensselaer
JERRY THOMPSON ...,..,.,,,,,,,, Court Stenographer
Fine Arts Christmas Play
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-- JOE DIFFIE , , , Y Joseph
PRISCILIA DIFFIE , Mary
LLOYD RLY , , Shepherds
BILL JACK BROWN ,,,, , ,, ,, King
'AHallc-lujah Chorus" from "The Messiah"
Velma-Alma High School Mixed Chorus
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As Earnest would say, "Uh-Oh" another one
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Front row, left to right: Billy Matheny, Darrel Davis, Bill
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Back row: Jerry Weldon, Harry Reynolds, Gene Mullins,
Elzy Mercer, Frankie Brown.
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Celestine Barnett, Joann Roberson, Shirley Allred, Sandra
Womack, Wanda Morgan, Bella Spoonemore, Judy Ballard.
Eighth graders in there fighting were, front
row: Ruby Kirkpatrick, Nan McCurry, Jenette
Lawrence. Judy Ballard, Sheila Jo Wright. Back
row: Sandra Womack, Joann Roberson, Pat
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Left to right: Celestine Barnett, Linda Peters, Eleanor Cook, Linda
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renre, Sandra Womack. Sheila ,Io Wright, Pamela Haines.
Say these girls are really in form.
C'mon, throw it! Joe Diffie, and Bobby Nelson talk it over
THE TEAM Joe winds up.
Front row: Bobby Nelson, Larry Johnson. Second row: Alton Lawrence, Larry
Hill, Jim Webb, Bill Jack Brown, Coach Reeder. Third row: James Bryant,
Earnest Johnson, Bill Morrison, Ray Bryant, Joe Diffie.
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JUNIOR HIGH TRACK
Left to right: Terry Womack, Darrel Davis, Donald Price, Elzy Mercer, ,lack
Green, Jerry Weldon, John Sullivan, Bill Washahaugh, Lynn Winkles, ,lack
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tention. Sports give him a chance to
exercise physicallyg music and art give
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sideg and the many academic subjects af-
ford opportunity toward development
Among the required for tenth graders
are English, World History, and a science
if the student did not take general science
the year before. He is given advice on what
courses he should take that will help him
in his chosen field. Among the subjects he
may choose are Spanish, Journalism,
Speech, Geology, Agriculture, Home Eco-
nomics, Chemistry, Shop, Algebra, Band
and Vocal Music.
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the secretary. Speech, English, Debate,
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in fine arts. Geometry, Algebra ll, Chem-
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student to travel along the road of life.
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Ready now for greater things
Kay Davis ia a Typical Senior
Rounding out his high school days, the
senior should be ready to go to work or to
go to college to further his education. While
at the Velma-Alma school he had a choice of
35 units of elective work, that means that he
could have taken his choice of 35 courses
other than those which are state requirements.
Junior-Senior banquet, baccalaureate, sen-
ior trip and graduation are highlights of
the year. When diploma day arrives, most
seniors of Velma-Alma high are misty eyed
as they review happy school days.
Ellouise Bishop's favorite hobby is
talking and you would certainly believe
it to see her as head cheerleader.
Ellouise has had many honors during
her high school years. She was rep-
resentative to Girls' State, winner of
the D.A.R. Award, and Best All-Around
Girl her junior year. Ellouise has at-
tended the V-A School for eleven years.
LEWIE Boorn LLOYD BRADLEY LUETTA Bnooxs
This happy looking young man is one
of the driving forces of the Senior
Class. Lewie has been active in Mixed
Chorus, Boys' Quartet, and the 1954-55
and 1955-56 Debate team since coming
to V-A six years ago. After graduation
he plans to attend O.U. and major in
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man for the annual staff
been active in student
council activities. After graduation
Lloyd plans to marry his favorite sub-
ject, Betty Clark, and go to work.
Luetta Brooks, affectionately known
as "Brooksey" came here from Lula,
four years ago. Luetta was annual
queen candidate her sophomore year
and president of the Spanish Club
her junior year. Luetta's favorite sub-
ject is typing and she plans to use it
when she goes to work.
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After completing service in the
Navy, Paul has returned to Velma-
Alma to finish his education. Paul
has been president of the Hot Rod
Club and a good worker in the Sen-
ior Class. Paul plans to work after
he gets that diploma in May.
This husky young man is president
of the Student Council, was selected
to attend Boys' State, treasurer of
F.F.A., All-District center in football.
member of the National Honor Society
and a member of the 1954-55 and
1955-56 Debate Team. James will cer-
tainly be missed after graduation.
This fine looking fellow was born
in Ardmore, Oklahoma, just 18 years
ago. Charles has attended Velma-Alma
nine years and has been secretary of
the Hot Rod Club. After graduation
Charles plans to attend business school
in Wichita Falls, Texas.
KAREN KAY DAVIS
Kay has been seen in practically
every department of the school. She
is drum major and president of the
band, secretary of National Honor So-
ciety, vice president of the Senior
Class, and assistant editor of the an-
nual. She is in Chorus, Clee Club.
and the girls' Quartet. O.U. with a
dramatics major is her ambition.
Just 17 years ago in Okmulgee, Ok-
lahoma, this handsome boy was horn.
For the last three years Carl has at-
tended Velma-Alma where his favorite
subject is typing. After graduation he
plans to attend school in Waxabachie,
For the past five years Carl has
attended Velma-Alma and has been
a member of the Hot Rod Club and
Theory of Coaching Club. Carl's fav-
orite sport is track and after gradu-
ation day rolls around in May he
plans to attend Cameron Junior Col-
lege and later O.U.
Born in Duncan. Oklahoma 19 years
ago. Lynn is one of the few students
who have attended V-A for 12 years.
You can tt-ll by looking at that beau-
tiful 1956 Chevrolet which he drives
that he has been an active member
of the Hot Rod Club. Lynn plans Io
attend 0.11. next September and ma-
jor in Engineering.
JESSIE FLETCHER '
Jessie Fletcher is one of the few
who started and ended her school
days at V-A High. Jessie is the vice
president of the Future Nurses Club
and an active member of the F.H.A.
and the paper staff. ,lessie's hobby is
singing and going. She plans to go
to work following graduation using
shorthand, her favorite subject.
Aurelia has been enough queens
to run for Miss America. Her junior
year she was elected football queen
attendant and F.F.A. Sweetheart. This
year she received the honors of being
football queen and K.R.H.D. beauty
queen. Aurelia's hobby is shining her
diamond and she plans to add another
ring in ,luly when she is married to
Born in Durant. Oklahoma just 17
years ago. Bill moved to Velma-Alma
two years ago. While at V-A Bill has
been All-District quarterback in foot-
ball, vice president of the Theory of
Coaching Club. Carnival King and
was voted Most Popular Boy by the
student body. Bill will be a big loss
Ida Mae has attended the Velma-
Alma schools for four years. Her hon-
ors this year consist of being presi-
dent of the F.H.A., secretary of the
Senior Class. a member of the Future
Nurses Club and the annual staff.
lda's favorite subject is chemistry and
teacher, Mr. Vandiver. She plans to
attend St. Anthony's School of Nurs-
.loleen has been seen in many as-
semblies this year using her hobby.
singing. She is one of the youngest
members of the Senior class. only
sixteen. ,Ioleen is the reporter of the
Future Nurses Club and a member of
F.H.A. She plans to attend Nurses
Jean has been seen mostly in the
music department this year. She is a
member of Chorus. Glee Club. and the
Girls' Quartet and All'State Chorus.
After graduation .lean plans to enter
nurses training at St. Anth0ny's, so
you can see why her favorite class is
chemistry and her teacher. Mr. Van-
DE Loss MILLER
One can tell by the looks of this
husky fellow who was born in Dun-
can 21 years ago that he just loves
to eat, and his favorite food is pota-
toes. De Loss is another who attended
Velma-Alma all of his school years.
After graduation De Loss plans to
have his own appliance business.
This tall, lanky boy was born in
Seminole, Oklahoma 17 years ago.
While attending Velma-Alma the past
six years Earnest has been active in
Band, Mixed Chorus and Boys' Glee
Club. Earnest is one boy who will
certainly be missed because of his
ability to have fun.
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Exactly 17 years ago in Duncan,
Oklahoma, this steel-guitar playing
boy was born. Four years ago Jerry
came to Velma-Alma where he has
been a member of the Hot Rod Club.
After graduation Jerry plans to at-
tend business school in Wichita Falls,
Texas where he will be able to con-
tinue his favorite subject, typing.
This husky looking young man was
born in Duncan, Oklahoma 19 years
ago and has attended Velma-Alma for
twelve years. As you can probably
tell by looking Hershell has been ac-
tive in football and was named All-
District guard. After graduation Her-
shell plans to attend Southeastern
College and major in drafting.
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BILLY WAYNE MORRISON
This energetic young man was born
in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma only 17
years ago. Billy came to Velma-Alma
eight years ago and during that time
he has been active in F.F.A. where
he was selected Chapter Farmer. Billy
has also been a member of the paper
staff where you are all familiar with
"Willie's Page." Billy plans to join
the Navy after graduation.
This happy young man was born
in Duncan, Oklahoma 18 years ago.
Since transferring to Velma-Alma
from Claud four years ago Paul has
been active in F.F,A. where he was
Chapter Farmer and has been elected
Secretary of F.F.A. for the past two
years. Next September there is a pos-
sibility that Paul will attend A.8IM.
College at Stillwater.
Anita is one of the two old married
women in the Senior Class. She is past
member of band and now a member
of the paper staff. Anita's favorite
food is fried chicken and her hobby
is reading. After graduation Anita
plans to settle down in her home at
One of the few students who have
attended Velma-Alma for all twelve
years is Jimmy tTinkerl Page, born
in Alma, Oklahoma 19 years ago. Tin-
ker hasn't had a favorite teacher since
the third grade but at that time Mrs.
Brewer was his dream girl. Tinker has
been a member of F.F.A. while at V-A.
Marie is another one who started
and ended her school days at V-A.
She is a member of the Future Nurses
Club and the F.H.A. Marie's favorite
subject is shorthand and her teacher,
Mr. Reeder. After graduation she
plans to attend Draughn's Business
School in Wichita Falls, Texas.
This evenly-tempered young man
was born in McPhearson, Kansas just
17 years ago. Since coming to V-A
eight years ago, David has been ac-
tive in sports. David is a member of
the National Honor Society and re-
ceived the honor of Co-Valedictorian.
He is also a member of the 1954-55
and 1955-56 Debate Team. Next Sep-
tember David plans to enter O.U. and
major in Engineering.
.loan was seen as cheerleader the
second part of the year. She is the
president of Pep Club, vice president
of Spanish Club, and a member of
Chorus. Joan was basketball queen
this year and a member of the All-
Conference Basketball team. .loan plans
to attend Durant College and become
an airline hostess.
This mischievous looking boy was
born in Tipton, Oklahoma 17 years
ago. Since coming to Velma-Alma
seven years ago Pat has been presi-
dent of the Theory of Coaching Club
and a member of F.F.A. Pat's favorite
subject is literature so naturally his
favorite teacher is Mr. Mitchell. When
graduation day is past Pat plans to
go off to school.
Anita has carried a big load this
year as editor of "The Comet's Tale."
She played the part of Mrs. Gibbs
in "Our Town." the senior play. She
is a member of Future Nurses Club
and F.H.A. After graduation Anita
plans to attend Draughn's Business
School in Wichita Falls, Texas.
This young man was born in Dun-
can, Oklahoma 18 years ago. Don has
attended Velma-Alma a total of nine
years after returning to V-A this year
from Duncan. Don has been very ac-
tive in football and track his senior
year. After graduation Don plans to
work for Halliburton and attend school
at night. This is indeed a very am-
bitious young man.
Martha Sue is always ready to go.
She is ready and willing to use her
talent of singing for any purpose.
Martha Sue is a member of Chorus,
F.H.A., paper staff, annual staff, and
secretary of Pep Club. After gradu-
ation she plans to attend college at
O.C.W. and study music.
Alice has the honor of being Co-
Valedictorian this year. Alice is seen
in just about every activity. She is the
secretary of band, member of Chorus,
and the Girls' Glee Club, president of
the National Honor Society, editor of
the annual, Girls' Quartet, and an-
nual queen. After graduation Alice
plans to go to O.U. and major in
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Louise is the other married girl in
the Senior Class. She is a past mem-
ber of band and an active member of
Chorus and F.H.A. Louise's favorite
subject is home economics and her
teacher, Miss Andrews. After gradu-
ation Louise plans to make a career
of keeping house.
Just 18 years ago Ronnie Weldon
was born in Oklahoma City. He is
the newest member of the Senior Class,
arriving in January. Since coming to
V-A Ronnie has been a member of
Band and F.F.A. After graduation he
plans to own his own appliance busi-
Born in Wynona, Oklahoma 18 years
ago was a small baby boy, later to be
named Donald Hugh Wilson. Donald
came to V-A from Fairfax, Oklahoma
five years ago and since that time has
been a member of F.F.A., the paper
staff, Chorus and was active in sports.
After graduation Donald plans to
Wanda has made quite a record for
herself in the past twelve years, She
has gone to the Velma-Alma School
for twelve years without being absent
a day. She is a member of the Chorus,
F.H.A., paper staff and treasurer of
National Honor Society. After gradu-
ation Wanda plans to work as a sec-
Born in Ada, Oklahoma 18 years
ago was Warren Franklin Young.
Since coming to Velma-Alma just two
years ago Warren has certainly been
busy. He is president of the Senior
Class and vice president of the Na-
tional Honor Society. Warren was also
selected Basketball King and a mem-
ber Of the 7-B Conference All-Stars
Basketball team. After graduation War-
ren plans to attend O.U. and major
in Chemical Research.
Mr. Brewer is presenting the Na-
tional Honor Society charter to Alice
Co - Valedictorians
"Here, let me fix it," says Warren to Carl
"Now be sure your caps are level," says Mrs.
Hallmark at practice time.
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"Have self-reliance," urges Alice Taylor
No Man Is An Island," sing the Seniors in their last chorus song.
pecial Awards to
ALICE TAYLOR and DAVID PIERCE
for their scholastic achievement as co-
LEWIE BOOTH, the best KAY DAVIS, the best all-
all-around boy. around girl.
JAMES CROWSON, the Bal
AMERICAN LEGION CITIZENSHIP AWARDS
LARRY MARTIN SHERRY MCCURRY GENE MULLINS LINDA MCCARTNEY
Grade School Grade Svhool Junior High junior High
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The trio sang. Then diplomas were given.
"It just can't fall down again," moans Mr. Reeder
while hanging the overhead decoration.
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All ready for home.
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little Sponsors went home.
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Our "Success Storyl' is complete now.
We have shown you how the school helps
to mold young lives and fit them for a
worthwhile future. Here are some former
graduates that V-A is proud to display as
MRS. JOHN LOWRANCE, '37
Successful as a homemaker and operates the
Alma Telephone Company Loo.
LT. ROBERT MITCHELL, '50
Graduated from A. and M. in 1954. Now is an officer in the
DARLA MILFORD, '53
- An honor student at A. and M. She
is majoring in Elementary Education.
KEN WHITE '52
Is making a career of insurance busi-
ness. Works for Bankers Service Life
in Oklahoma City.
AGATHA GENTRY '53
Holds a Civil Service position at Shep
pard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls
MRS. JEANE WHITE RATLIFF
Teaches sixth grade at the Seiling. Okla-
homa public school.
DR. R. J. PRESGROVE '39
Now ai dm-ntist in Duncan. Ok
LAQUETA BURKHART '54
She's off to modeling school.
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