The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 62, No. 288, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 2, 1954 Page: 2 of 6
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El Reno (Okla.) Daily Tribune
Scare Those Demons
Back To Duncan
The El Reno Highschool Boomer
Tuesday, February 2,1954
A WEEKLY ACCOUNT OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
EL RENO HIGHSCHOOL, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1954
Choir Banquet In
Cafeteria Feb. 6
PUBLISHED IN INTEREST OF SCHOOL SPIRIT
Published by the Journalism Classes
Sponsored by Dr. James L. Oxford
Editor............Lenore Plaut smith, Tom Rukes, Stella Broder-
Assistant Editor____Nadine Lott 8cn* Roberta Camper, Sydney
Feature Writer Joyce Vaughn Schmoyer' Karen Searcy, Arlene
. ... . Imboden, Bill Reynolds, Kay
Sports Writer . Jack Warner Oholstoll, Bnd Kar(.n Rrauae. '
Reporters .....Mary Ann Jef- Photographers
fiey, Ann Eichor, Ernest Linde- Mike Selkel.
Phil Enz and
'Book Learning‘ Not Enough —
^HE primary function of American schools is the develop-
ment of good citizens. In keeping with this high goal
a program has been founded. The citizenship education
project was first organized by President Eisenhower at the
time he was president of Columbia university because he
realized that it requires more than book learning to make
The CEP aims to develop active interest in civic projects
and the only way that the program can work through our
school is by the student body carrying the project and
shouldering the responsibilities that belong to good citizens.
Last spring we began a project for the improvement of the
school and to encourage better student attitude. This year
we should really carry on what we have already started by
discussing the program in our classes and planning with
the teachers on practical ways to improve citizenship edu-
cation.—Mary Ann Jeffrey.
Sportsmanship Is Goal —
\ RATING or goal that every school strives for is good
sportsmanship among its students. To be a good sport,
as the saying goes, is not necessarily limited to competitive
Coming to EHS library are a
number of Inspiring books espe-
cially adapted for boys.
One of the baseball stories is that
of ‘Lou Gehrig.” a quiet hero who
was not only a great ball pleayer,
but. by pattern of his life, became
a symbol of courage and decency
and kindness to millions who were
not interested in baseball.
There is also a story of "Christy
Mathewson,” who was baseball’s
In the football field vie choose
the "Football Gravy Train" which
is n story of the decision a boy
has to make concerning whether
to put football ahead of his studies.
There is also "A Treasure Chest
of Sport Stories" which contains
nineteen exciting stories that catch
the thrill, tension, and human side
of America’s favorite sports.
We find that all of these books
are especially interesting to each
person who will conquer the pages
of a book.
"Whnt do you think of the citi-
zenship education program that has
begun In EHS?" A group of stu-
dents was asked this question and
here are a few of the replies:
!n El Ren? bijrhschool a program is being launched by somethin^lh" we've tol
vanoim organizations and students. This program is called a long time, and I’m gind we’ve
the citizenship education program. Its aim or purpose is to
better acquaint the students with the needs and character-
istics of a good citizen. Among the various ideals of a gooi
citizen, good sportsmanship rates very high as a leading
El Reno highschool is, in substance, a community—a
community of some 700 students. Each student is a citizen.
In order that this program becomes a success and makes
progress, each citizen must participate actively. So, let us
all support this new program.—Ernest l.indesmith.
Consider Your Purposes —
JJURING a youth’s juvenile stage he must make prejiara-
tions for his three main purposes of life. First, he must
decide what he is to do with God, how lie is going to live
with God the remainder of his life. Second, he must choose
the occupation that will best suit him and work diligently
to perfect that field. Third, he must choose his life’s com-
panion. This must be carefully done with thought and com-
parison. We should begin now to consider all of these in
order that we may give more thought and preparation to
each of these decisions.—Tom Rukes.
From the Scholar's Corner
•By Ann Eichor.
Mrs. Eakes reports that Bill
Bruce W'ould be her choice for a
model student. She chooses Bill
ns her superior student because
of his classroom participation,
good manners, and a will to learn.
Pauline Blind gnve an excellent
recitation of the ballad "Gareth
and Lynette" in Mr. Hill’s Eng-
lish class. He states that she
had a better understanding of
this ballad than moat of his
Last week Miss Noble’s book-
keeping classes had a demonstra-
tion of posting machines and
Fred Peterka and Nadine Lott
had such a thorough conception
of the machine’s operation that
they were able to demonstrate it
for the members of the class
which were unable to attend. Mrs.
Cooper’s English I classes were
reading "The Lady of the Uke"
last week and Kent Carder did
Mrs. Blair reports that Walter
Land did superior work in geom-
etry last week studying measure-
ments of angles within a circle,
and Natala Clarke’s special re-
port on a Latin American country
was excellent and the best work
done in her Spanish II class. Mr.
Mitchell’s junior business class
completed the chapter on sav-
ings bonds last week and he states
that Roger Chapman did a first-
Nancy Clinkenbeard and Gary
Smith wrere Miss Knight’s out-
standing students in solid ge-
ometry last week. They were
studying lines and planes per-
pendicular to each other. Mr.
(McGill says that Bill Edwards
who is learning the projectionist
trade has an excellent record for
attendance, courtesy, following in-
structions, and doing thorough
work In his trades and industry
Ted Armstrong is doing a series
of special reports in Mrs. Jewitt’s
Latin II class, and she states
that he is doing a wonderful job
with his research and has added
a lot to the interest of the sub-
ject. Mr. Moore gave his Typing
I students a thirty minute timed
assignment and Snruh Birming-
ham led the class by typing thirty
words per minute.
Mr. Marsh reports that James
Art her did superb work in ids
problems of democracy class last
week. They were studying cur-
rent events with emphasis on the
toll road controversy. Mrs. Guth's
art students worked on posters
last wreek keeping in mind the
th<me "What the American Flag
Means to Me" and she says that
Charlotte Whitacre’s poster was
Mike Seikel and Phil Enz have
made great progress working as
photographers for the journalism
department according to their
teacher Dr. Oxford. Mrs. Taylor
reports that her best student
in physics last week was Bill
Boyle. They were studying the
effects that heat has on cold and
Mr. Marsh’s POD class has been
discussing the citizenship educa-
tion program. They have also been
listing the qualities a good school
citizen would have.
Seen From the Players Bench
By Jack Warner
A NOTHER Interesting week for
A the Tribe, absorbing their
second loss of the season at the
hands of vengeful Capitol Hill
(not Chickasnai, and clobbering
Ardmore the second time .. . The
Capitol Hill •lass seemed to up
the spirit of the student body,
oddly enough. We detected more
noise at the Ardmore pep assem-
bly than in any previous meet-
ings . . . Wonder how many
people noticed the actions of the
Ardmore coach during the heat
of battle? It was quite a show.
He should be in Hollywood, al-
ready . . . Notice the conspicuous
absence of booing? Wonder if it
was sportsmanship or the lack
of fouls called on the locals . . .
We’ll bet, however, that there
will be little if any booing from
the students any more ... See
where Joe Crutchfield of Duncan
poured in 32 points against Law-
ton . . . Chief Foot-In-Mouth
Says—"Tribe will have hard time
this week, but will take many
scalp. Will beat good Central
team by not very many points,
and Friday night will chase evil
spirits called Demons back to
their wigwams. Goom-byfc."
Mary Lou Harris ... "I think
that cleaning out the lockers
should be an important part of
Ricky Mathews .. . "It’s sure a
good idea because it will give visi-
tors a good opinion of our school."
Rue Johnson ... "I think it’s
one of the best projects that has
ever been started in EHS along
with beautifying the campus last
Johnny Ozmun . . . "It's a very
good idea and we can make it work
il we all get behind it."
A dinner meeting was held Mon-
day evening by the FHA officers,
committee chairmen and club
mothers. Kay Gholston, president,
1040 South Reno, was the hostess.
Tlie pun>oso of the meeting was to
discuss the FHA parent-daughter
aanquet, which is to be held March
4. and the FHA rally in Oklahoma
City, March 27.
Persons attending the meeting
were Arlene Imboden, Natala
Clarke, Janice Hardwick. Arlone
Moyer, Nadine Lott, Kellyene Hard-
wick. Patty Bear. Darla Gleason.
Janet Barlow, Ginger Briggs, Pat
lale, Martha Jo Flippen, Marcia
Slaughter, Rosie Rowe, Karen
Searcy, Stella Belle Brodersen, Re-
gena Courtney, Mary Ann Jeffrey,
Mrs. Leonard Jensen, Mrs. George
faynes, Mrs. I>eRoy Searcy. Mrs.
Kelly Barlow, Miss Hope Wood,
Miss Willa Dean Nicholson and the
Meeting Is Held
By Student Council
A student council meeting was
held Jan. 26 in the Rose room. Fol-
lowing the devotionals by Judy
Cavins and Harold Webster, Lilia
Beth Fisher of Magnolia, Ark., was
introduced. Lilia Beth is a former
EHS student council member.
A discussion was held on the
citizenship education program
which is beginning to progress in
DHS. It was stressed that each stu-
dent should do his part in the
program. As a part of the citizen-
ship education program plans are
being made for the printing of
small cards to promote good sports-
manship at all basketball games.
A financial report on the student
directories was given by Sue John-
son. Jimmy Simmons and Jack
Reichert were appointed to have
devotionals for the next meeting.
JOINT BAND CONCERT DUE TONIGHT - Approxi-
mately 1175 bandsmen M>m El Reno, Durant, Norman and
Ponca City, four of the state’s top highschool bands, are
shown preparing for a mass band concert scheduled Tues-
day night in the Oklahoma City university gymnasium,
winding up a two-day highschool band clinic directed by
Dr. William D. Revelli, Michigan university bandmaster.
Host at the clinic was the OCU band, directed by James
Neilson. The mass concert will be staged at 8 p. m.
—(Photo by Phil Enz'
EHS Band Members Take Part
In Annual OCU Music Clinic
For the past two days, the El Reno
highschool band has been partici-
pating in the annual Oklahoma
City band clinic. Each year a few
of the state’s leading highschool
bands meet and practice for two
days in Oklahoma City before the
massed bands present a concert.
Tills year, in addition to the EHS
band, liighschooi bands from Ponca
City. Norman and Durant are par-
ticipating. Conductor of the clinic,
for the past several years, is Dr.
William D. Revelli, director of the
Michigan State college band.
Monday the bands began prac-
ticing separately at 8 a. m. In the
afternoon the bands practiced to-
gether for the first time. Today the
massed highschool bands practiced
again for the concert which will be
presented tonight at eight in the
Oklahoma City University gymna-
sium by the nearly five hundred
members of the combined high-
school bands and the OCU band.
Mr. George A. Kizer, EHS band
director, said more music is being
prepared this year than in the
past, including marches and several
concert selections. Also present will
be Mr. Melbern Nixon, former band-
master In El Reno, who is now di-
rector of the Durant highschool
The usual hum of a busy sched-
ule faces EHS students this week.
Tuesday, Feb. 2—The El Reno
Indians will go to Central to play
Wednesday, Feb. 3—A faculty
meeting will be held at 2:30 p. m.
in the library.
Thursday, Feb. 4-An FHA meet-
ing will be held at noon In the
Friday, Feb. 5—The Duncan De-
mons will meet the El Reno In-
dians on our home court.
Saturday, Feb. 6-Choir members
and guests will attend the choir
banquet in the cafeteria.
Monday, Feb. 8—Art club will
Tuesday, Fieb. 9-® Reno Indians
will make a trip to Clinton to play
the Clinton Tornadoes.
Judy Halverson looks very charm-
ing in a navy corduroy jumper and
a red wool Jersey blouse. She wears
a red belt and red flats to accent
Janet Johnson is very stylish
when she wears a beige cashmere
sweater with a dark brown wool
flannel skirt. To complete her out-
fit she wears white'bobby sox and
brown suede loafers.
Perfectly dressed for winter is
Laney McDaniel In a heather gray
wool jersey blouse with a smocked
front worn with a gray wool skirt.
She wears a Peter Pan collar which
Is made out of the same material
as the skirt.
Bill Causey Named
Bill Causey, son of Mrs. A. E.
Causey, 507 South Macomb, has been
chosen by the faculty to serve as
student Kiwanian for this six-week
An outstanding student as well as
being one of the busiest ones, Bill
is director of the pep band, stu-
dent director of the EHS band,
president of the a cappella choir,
member of the boys’ quartet, and
he is very nctive in the Forum de-
Bill succeeds Wayne Willis who
was student Kiwanian for the last
Cage Game Discussed
At Forum Meeting
A Forum luncheon meeting was
held Friday in the Rose room in
which the treasurer, James Wynes,
gave a report.
A discussion on the annual For-
um-Senate basketball game was
held, and it was decided that Jim-
my Simmons and James Archer
would act as coaches. Bill Causey,
Jimmy Moore, and Gary Tesch com-
prise the planning committee.
Heard Elizabeth Fredrickson is
dating a certain boy with the
initials of E. I. . . . All the seniors
have been measured for their caps
and gowns. The end of school will
be here before we know it . . ,
Ginger Briggs talking to Charles
Bullock . . . Heard there was a
new junior in school. Welcome Tom
Mays . . . Second hour World his-
tory class wrote a code for EHS
student body . . . Karen Searcy
exclaiming "yea" at someone . . .
Renny Zirkle and Judy Stevenson
getting STD’s . . . Phyllis Loy call-
ing out "Buddy" . . . Margaret
Gleason giving the warning "You’d
better not put that on him” . . .
Richard Cahill going steady with
Barbara Arnold . . . Sally Tate
getting phone calls from Stillwater.
Wonder from whom? . . . Carolyn
Turk has a new' Italian haircut . . .
A lot of yelling in the assembly
before the Ardmore game.
CLASS VIEWS FILM
Miss Nicholson’s first, second,
third and fourth hour classes saw
the film "Every Seventh Family,’’
which was on making loans.
By School Choir
The a cappella choir is sponsor-
ing its first banquet which is to
be held in the cafeteria on Satur-
day, Feb. 6.
The banquet arrangements are
well underway. Those in charge of
planning are Joyce Vaughn, Patty
Choice, Donna Dresser, Dick Mar-
tin, Richard Schaff, and Richard
Decorations will be handled by
Tommy Woolworth, Janet Johnson,
Jim Winslow, Bonita Dungan and
Donna Marie ' Hawkins. The pro-
gram is being planned by Nadine
Lott, Renny Zirkle, James Wynes
and Karen Searcy.
Every member is expected to
bring a guest. After the banquet
the rest of the evening will be spent
dancing and playing games.
Orbiedean Bacher looks "like a
dream" in a light blue sweater and
e flared charcoal gray wool skirt.
At her neck she wears a blue and
red scarf, and for footwear she
wears white bobby socks and brown
Absenteeism Is Topic
At Meeting of BMC
The main topic of business in the
Thursday meeting of the BMC was
the number of absences at the
meetings. It was voted to put In the
constitution a clause which specifies
that a member must bring a written
excuse for being absent.
BMC pins and the book review
were discussed briefly. The club also
learned a new club song.
Three Custodians Follow Up
Students —15 Hours Per Day
Speech Class Begins
To Work on Contest
The fourth hour speech class un-
der the direction of Mrs. June Eakes
has begun work on contest mater-
ial to be given at the Lawton meet-
ing in the middle of February.
All of Mrs. Bakes’ classes have
been giving citizenship speeches in
conjunction with the citizenship
Keeping in pace with a schedule
filled to the brim with highschool
activities Is a task well mel bj
three EHS custodians who keep at
their Jobs 15 hours each day. One
linds that a great extent of the
school’s success depends upon the
work of the persons who are con-
stantly striving to make the stu-
dents and faculty more comfort-
El Reno highschool has three
men who are friendly, hard-work-
ing, and most dependable. Mr. L. E.
Handley, head custodian, has work-
ed for EHS for three years, Mr.
August Heusman, two years, and
Jack Edwards, four years.
The custodians arrive at the
school at 6 a. m. in order to have
the building warm and ready for
the students. Another requirement
is to keep the building and campus
clean. There is also the ever press-
ing task of maintenance.
When there is night activity they
are eager to help the students in
their individual ways. The curricu-
lar activities are numerous in
EHS. The choir, Forum, Senate,
BMC, Phi and Art club have many
of their activities limited to night.
The custodians work in shifts dur-
ing the day and are paid extra for
working night for the different
clubs and organizations. One also
has to take into consideration the
basketball and football games which
require much work on the custo-
In reply to the question of wheth-
er they find the students coopera-
tive, they felt that the students
had begun to realise the necessity
of helping to keep things in order;
Science Fantasy Book
Placed in Library
"Lucky Star and the Pirates of
the Asteroids" and "Winners
Losers" are two new books in the
library. "Lucky Star and the Pi-
rates of the Asteroids" by Paul
French is a convincing and exciting
story for science fiction readers. It
is a Junior Literary selection which
boys will love.
"Winners Losers" by Earl 6.
Coleman is an Understanding story
of a shy girl living on a ranch in
Nevada who wanted to make
friends particularly the nice young
Thatch who lives on the next
ranch. The girls will especially
like tills one.
A very attractive outfit worn by
Judith Stevenson is a beige wool
jersey pleated skirt and a white
long-sleeved "little boy" shirt. A
bunch of flowers of various shades
of pink is worn at theNieck.
Interest Grows In
There were 65 students enrolled
in mechanical drawing the first
semester, showing an increase in
this phase of industrial arts. Most of
the boys have completed their 30
required drawings for the first sem-
Second year students are required
to have 24 drawings the first sem-
ester. First year students take their
drawings from blocks of wood of
various shapes including rectangu-
lar and circular objects. All of the
advanced students draw from a
mechanical drawing textbook.
Held by Phi Members
A luncheon meeting of the Phi
was held Thursday noon in which
plans for attending the play "Bell,
Book, and Candle" were discussed.
Also, the book review which Miss
Witcher gives annually for the Phi
and BMC was discussed. It IS to be
sponsored by the Phi this year.
Art Classes Prepare
Posters for Contests
Mrs. Guth’s art classes are busy
making posters for two contests.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Aux-
iliary Is sponsoring a contest fea-
turing the theme "What the Am-
erican Flag Means to Me." Posters
made for the contest sponsored by
the Women’s Christian Temperance
Union point out the harmful effects
of alcohol, narcotics, and tobacco.
_ LeoU Tucker Is finishing a head
also, the students are very likeable In clay for a special project in first-
and easy to work with. hour art class.
All of the Journalism classes
getting ads for the Boomer . . .
Lilia Beth Fisher visiting EHS
again . . . Tom Rukes typing in-
dustriously .. . Jimmy Moore
getting the stage ready for pep
assembly . . . Kellyene Hardwick
looking for Karen Searcy . . .
Polly Fouts, Janet Barlow and
Phyllis Loy coming back from
running an errand . . . Laney
McDaniels delivering a letter to
Nancy Clovis in first hour chorus
. . . Tom Mays being escorted to
his first hour class. A new boy!!!
All of the seniors being measured
for their caps and gowns . . .
Homemaking girls bringing ap-
rons and hair nets to school.
What are you going to cook,
girls??? Miss Martin hurrying
down the hall.
Six Junior Collegians
Named on Honor Roll
Students enrolled In the El Reno
Junior college who made Dean Ray
P. Porter’s honor roll for the first
semester are Jane Bailey, Leona
Biller, David Cunningham, Oene
Gallagher, Carl Krauter, and Mar-
In order for a studant’s name to
appear on the honor roll, he must
have a B average for a full sched-
CBETA JUNE LYON8
A bright senior with a smile for
everyone Is Creta June Lyons, dau-
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Lyons,
711 8outh Rock Island.
Bhe has attended El Reno high-
school for three ye$rs where she is
a member of the FHA and Is em-
ployed at the office of Dr. H. C.
Brown as a medical assistant.
This senior has brown hair and
brown eyes. She lists her favorite
pastime as listening to the radio
The Bible scripture "Do unto
others as you would have them do
unto you" is the quotation given and
applied by Creta.
Her favorites and flower, carna-
tion; magazine, Seventeen; color,
red; subject, T and I; sport, horse-
Her pet peeve Is boys who say one
thing and mean another.
One of the best guards on th
EH8 basketball team is Jesse Nord
man, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. 1
Nordman, 812 West Watts.
"Ketsup" as some of his friend
call him is one of the all-arouc
favorites In EHS. He is a memlx
of the El Reno highschool basket
ball team, a member of the Senat
debate society and was recentl
crowned the Squaw Chieftain.
His favorite -quotation, "neve
give up the ship," could usefully b
applied in Jesse’s life. His hopes t
become a basketball star will cer
tainly take perseverance and pa
Some of his favorites are: coloi
red; sport, basketball; magazini
sports of any kind; orchestra, Per
cy Faith; pet peeve. Tommy Moon
when the two are arguing. His hob
by is hunting and fishing and hi
most interesting trip was when th
baketball squad traveled to Denvei
David Ratcliff New
Student Rotarian chosen for th
six weeks is David Ratliff,, son i
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Ratliff, 9:
David is an active member of tl
Forum Debating Society and tl
Letterm&n’s Club. Recently he wi
elected to serve as Rainbow beau.
This outstanding senior boy
filling the position of Jimmy Sin
mons who has been student Rotai
ian for the past six weeks period.
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