The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on May 23, 1952 · Page 9
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 9

Baytown, Texas
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Friday, May 23, 1952
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THE'BAYTOWN'SUN, FRIDAY, 'MAY 2v'i952 —PAGE? Seniors In 1919 Common School No. 17 Antedates 1900 Prior to World War II the eral Tire in Baytown, Shell, San Highlands transferred into the Crosby community was for the Jacinto Ordnance Works, Sheffield Goose Creek Independent School most part a farming community in Steel or at the DuPont plant in La District. ($3 to 1919 the schools were Seniors Told To Expect Great Things The 39 graduating seniors' of Crosby Independent School __ the "war became a residential' area District was chartered by special known as Crosby Common School Crosby ~High"School""were" told ,to for industrial workers, act of the state legislature in 1919, district No. 17. The schools were expect great things at the com--' There are dozens of families in and for many years the Highlands organized tj e f ore the turn of the mencement exercises in the the community now whose bread winners work at Humble or Gen- area was also a part of the district. In the 1937-1938 school term torium last night. The more ms&- 33fe < 5o'••.,-;! if MERLENE I JESTER Valedictorian-—Miss 9J.3 LINDA SCOTT Salutatorian—Miss 93.9 v/ ^•KS&f**** Class of 1952 Bertie Akin R. L Baker- George Baumbach Vera Doskocil June Gentry Willie Harmon Kenneth Harris Alvin Heohler Lucy Henry Merlene Hester Betty Hilliard Douglas Hooks Betty Jacks Melvin Jaseic Thomas Jasek David Leibham Dennis Lindstrom Larry Lindstrom Ruby Lintelman Ruth Ann Lofton Sharon Lord Martha Matula Adeline Michalsky Euclid Moore Haze! New Wayne Peterson Mary Pokorny Rosie Procharka Francis Rucka Linda Scott Daniel Sikora Doris Sonka Thelma Staffa Richard Surrey Sally Towler Jeanette Whitener Virginia Woodard Lois Jean Wolcik Relnhart Zwahr century. There are now eight buildings in he district with the new $100,000 lementary school building to be ity and left many standing at he ninth sides and back Tremendous grow Lh of the chool system is shown in the as- essed valuations and in the scho- 1's operating budget. In the 1939 term the assessed alues in the district were $1,300,00. Last year they were $2,458,000, 'here were 626 students on the crowded the auditor j to capac- Dr. Homer T. Fort_ pastor of the First Methodist Church of Beaumont, reminded the students" that the present is not the only time in the world's history that hings looked dark: "I remember my grandfather oil in 1939 and well over 1000 this sitting on the back porch, chew- year. The budgeted expense had ln S Star Navy and saying dis- advanced to $184,000 during the gustedly that the world was going past school term. to ^ do » s Crosby school finance has al- "Well, it didn't go to the dogs ways been a tough problem for the and it hasn't yet. And you must trustees to face each year since expect great things to happen," he the .number of students in schools said. were advancing more rapidly than "You must expect great things the taxable values in the district, of your bodies," Dr. Fort coh- Federal grants have enabled the tinued. He pointed to the example district to stay on a par with of Theodore Roosevelt, who as a other districts in this immediate boy was weak and sickly but area where there were large in- through exercise and will power dustrial plants on the tax rolls. turned that body into a physical L. E. Krenek is president of the asset. school board. Other trustees are "You will have a chance to dis- C, E. Houghton Jr., R. A. Brown, sipate your health and youth," he T. T. Ramsey, T. E. Reidland, V. said. "But If you resist this temp~ ~ ^--i---- body will serve you R. Lostak and Floyd Remkes. For many years Fred H. Un- teJman Sr. served on the board and for a time was He retired and has served as business manager of the district tation your well. r "You must expect t great things board president. of vour minds. You must use the in recent years Power of your minds for the glory of mankind. The mind harnessed by God and propelled by ambi- C. O. Dusek is superintendent tion has no limit of capabilities, of Crosby schools and is ending his fifth year in the system. He came to Crosby from Aldine, where he had been high school principal for several terms. Opposites attract, the old physic lesson says. And opposite types of girls attracted the highest scholastic honors at Crosby High School— though neither Merlene Hester, valedictorian, nor Linda Scott, satutetorian. arc from Crosby. Merlene, 18, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor B. Hester of Sheldon and Linda, 16, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Scott of Huffman. Merlene i^-ar brunette with brown laughing eyes and rather small, Linda :s tall, blue-eyed end blonde. But complexion characteristics _ aren't the only differences between /-»• J i* ^ II _ \A ^N— Ti i <-» <-*-J r*\/ K^jaw 9H the two giri s ; whose grades were Graduation Held Un I uBsday, May zu only soparted by four-tenths of a grade point.: Merlene had a 94.3 average and Linda e 93.9 average. One of the brightest spots of the entire 1951-1952 term for the senior class of Crosby high school was the annual junior-senior banquet in the cave at San: Jacinto Inn on the night of May 2. "I would not try to tell that all of you will be outstanding successes. Some of you boys 'will accomplish nothing - further than you have tonight. The percentages call for some of you girls to marry no-account boys. "But if you expect great things and pick an ideal and work toward that ideal you will be better men and women." Salutatorian Linda Scott pointed out that education has been the foundation of Texas and the United States. "Success is only sweet when shared," she said. "And though our graduation may seem no earthshaking event, if you remember this night in your lives^ and out, and the cards and menus which Minnie Henry had worked out became souvenirs of the occasion. There were about 80 juniors, sen- . .. T . T T iors, sponsors and guests "at the There were 45 youngsters in the Sikora, Arthur Louis Leman Jr, dinner BU1 Thompson was mas- Anthony Lei b ham, John Ray Petrosky, Floyd Lowell Matheny Jr.,' Claude Bartholomew Adams Jr. Also Sylvia Anne Shmidl, Pat The private theme was carried -j o : n w ith us in our happiness, it hand-painted place i— -u~^^^ »• J - graduating enter ter of ceremonies. A duet of Cora Lyn Stucky and Angeline Adams proved popular can be shared.' Joyce Ruth Reynolds and Joyce Williams sang vocal soloes. Valedictorian "Merlene Hester said that the class would always be grateful for the understanding and help its members had received during their high, school years. ".We will always remember our'" £•&'-*'--!.« JL. BAKER BERTIE MAE AKIN SHARON LORD EUCLID MOOKE RUTH AVX LOITO.N* FNT FROM THE CROSBY SKXIOR PLAT—Sharon Lonl. plnyinsr 3Iilvina Rarkley. is noticed f everyone but R- L. Baker,'who "is dispiised'as a xcr%ant. Bertie Mat* Akin K pla.Mnp the part of brtense, the maid. Euclid Moore and Ruth Ann Lofton believe themseUes in lc«c. but Luchd. as Ross, Dn sees ihrmigh the snobbish Ruth Ann, a* Imopene. The play "The Adorable Imp. was presented at io p.m. >Liy 7 in the Crosby .;Iiiph. school auditoriu m. -*. class who will Linda doesn't plan to take ad- high school in Crosby next term, vantage of the church-related col- They received their diplomas at a lege scholarship which she receiy- "ceremony last ,>Tuesday night. ed last night. She plans to attend "." The program was a student- Also Sylvia Anne annum, ±-at phecy by Doris New was one of had here. We hope thaY you will 'Lee College two years and then participation affair with Geraldine Neal May, Charlean Drab, Ricbard _ hc ni cr h ijg nts O f the program. reme mber our good points and finish at the University of Texas. Staffa making the valedictory and Morgan Horton. Darlene Elizabeth Benny Zcrmend gave the welcome. none O f our faults." she said. Extends Sincere Congratulations to the 39 members of the Class of !952 of Crosby High School. She plans to study fashion mer- Roger Ramsey the salutatory. Kuntz, Billy chandising. The other students participating Frances Towler, Jon "No. I don't have any boy- in the program included James Geraldine Staffa, Elizabeth Rucka, friends." Linda said laughing sort Doss, Wynone Flournoy, Emily Jo Larry Anderson, of bashfully. Miller and the American Legion Also Doreen Daniel, Clayton Mc- Merlene not only doesn't plan to award winners, Charles Mainor, Donald. Jacqueline Cobb, Melvin So to college but she definitely Roger Ramsey, Geraldine Staffa Lee Peavy f Fay Dahlquist, Taylor does have a boyfriend—in fact e and Doreen Daniels. Gayle Ransom, Ophelia Aguero, fiance. Merlene and Pat Archer Mrs Nellrose Henson presented Charles Mainor, Albert R. Henry of Sheldon, a Southern Pacific the class, and the acceptance was Jr., Mary Henry, Terry Anderson ; Railroad employ!, plan to be mar- by High School Principal C. J. ried in November. They will live Miller. in Greens Bayou. ' Members of the graduating class were: Betty Jean Krampota,. Edward Chapman, Anthony Michalbky, Ray- entertainers, "and the class pro- school years and the happiness,we phecy by Doris New was one of the ny Zcrmend _ After dinner, the group enjoyed Euclid Moore, who received the Letssner, danc5n g. f 0r the remainder of the awa rd for being the boy with the Also Patty R.ay Moore, Ronald Bryant, Lolreen Daniel, Clifton Johnny Dusek, Emily Jo Miller, Clarence Adlong, Tonie Kovalcik, Louise Kovalcik, William Ellsworth Pira, Dolores Janet Fleming, Hester, secretary, evening. H L. Baker President Of Senior Class R. L. Baker has sewed as president of the senior class throughout the year. Other officers were Dennie Lindstrom, vice president; Marlene r£ '-! V~-< Heck- Heck Eilers, Joseph Ressler, Willie Joe Roger Ramsey, Ruth Nowlin. ler, treasurer. Our Hope is fhaf Success and -own Sun Follow You Wherever "The Adorable Imp." a three-act comedy, was presented by 1952 Senior Class of Crosby high'school, and the presentation netted the seniors over S20Q. They are using the money this weekend to help -pay for their visit to New Braunfels. - Students appearing in the play includpd Bertie Mae Akin, Betty Jean Hilhard. Hazel New. R. Lv Baker. Sharon Lord, Virginia Woodard. Melvin Jasek. Ruth Ann Loftin. Alvin Hechler, Richard Surrey and Euclid Moore. Betty Jean Hilliard had the-lead' in the play. Seniors 7 Last Gifts Are Trees And Shrubs The class of 1952 has planted two trees and four shrubs on the high school campus as a gift to Crosby schools. They staged a formal ceremony at the planting during the past week, and they will take pains in caring for them and watching them become beauty spots on the campus. Methodist Pastor Is Baccalaureate Speaker Rev. J. D'. Weaver, pastor of the .Crosby Methodist church, preached the baccalaureate sermon last Sunday night to members of the graduating class of Crosby high school. Paul Cefbus played the processional and the recessional, and the high school choir sang. The in*vocation was given by Rev. Kenneth Balthrop, pastor* of the Crosby Baptist church. ETGHTtT GRADE OFFICERS Geraldine Staffa was president of the eighth grade class that will be freshmen in high school next year. Other officers were Roger. Ramsey, Terry Anderson, Clifton Dusek and Joseph Ressler. SENIOR OFF ON TRIP Bright and early at 5:30 a.ra. Friday snembcrs of the senior class of Crosby high school left for New Braunf^ls whore the group and their chaperones will spend the weekend. They -wit! stay at Camp Warneke during their visit At the resort. for nftw ttenTtntajy srnool boildiiis: that *honld W ready by Oct. 1. In tlie ie« •<> nsiu, are V. R, Lostafc, <X~F>. Ho« gnton, TV E. R«i«IIan4. Mrs. Bpal,vn Matbews. T....A. and L. K. Krenck., Bernard Ptmjbcrsr, representing Architect Wyat a Hedrick, and ? the contractor. highest grade average among the graduating seniors, made the response. He said that the graduating seniors have- a lot to be grateful for toward Crosby and Crosby High School and that a token of that gratitude was the trees and" shrub^ bery which have been planted on" the campus of the high school. He presented Superintendent C. O. Dusek with plaques to be placed on the trees when they have grown big enough. ; ' 'Dusek read off the list of awards and scholarships. Marlene Hester and Linda Scott were both offereM scholarships from the Texas Council of Church Related Colleges. Euclid Moore and Melvin Jasek received a music scholarship to Hardin-Simmons University and Wayne Peterson received an athletic scholarship to Wharton Junior College. R. L. Baker and Ruby Untei- man were presented with awards in sportsmanship by Mrs. R. P. Kristinek. Ruth Ann Lofton presented the journalism, merit cups to Linde Scott and Albert Lee Kratky. Student Council awards were given to Sharon Lord, Alvin. Hechler, R. L. Baker, Ruby Lintelman, pennis Lindstrom and Melvin Jasek. As the seniors filed by to receive their diplomas from L. E. Krenek. president of the Crosby School Board, Mrs. LV L*. Anderson, class, sponsor, moved the t&ssel on the mortar board he.ts of all the students to the left. After the singing of the class song and the benediction by Rev. Kenneth Balthrop, the happy seniors marched from the upstairs auditorium, down the steps to the library and turned in their caps and gowns. Then the real commencement began for the Crosby Senior High School Class of 1952. Some would go on to college, some would go to work, but never again would it be the same. Facutly Of 24 In Crosby Schools Members of the Crosby Elementary faculty ere Mrs_ C. O. Dusek, Mrs. Ed gel Perment, Mrs. W,' E., Brentzel, Mrs. Aria Werner t Miss Ida Mae Sadler, Mrs. Lottie BeDe Crabb. Jerry Prochaika, William Brentzel, Mrs. Nellroee Hanson ani Mrs. Ella Jean Lee. - V £ On the high school faculty axe JQss Veta Nell Bone. C. E. lander, Mri Reba Arnold E. F, Sebesta, M&rcus Righy H. I, r Anderson, Mrs, Bonlyn thews£ Paul Cerbns, Daniel Cernoch, S. J. Permentef and W. ^J.. Thompson- -',-« \. CX E. Beles, Jr., is-the principal j of the elementary school, G.X MtV~ ler is principal of the Jiigh."6cJipol- and^C. O. Dusek is superistendeBt of schools. , -^ ~ :

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