The Paris News from Paris, Texas on October 9, 1960 · Page 12
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—12 THI PARIS HfWS; SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 1960 "A LITTLE LONG ON THE SLEEVES!"—Carolyn King is seen here being fitted in her new band uniform by Sam Cord, re presentative of Sol Frank Uniforms. (Owl Staff Photo) Blue Blazes Uniforms Received and Fitted The band hall hummed with awe and excitement when the Blue Blazes Bandsmen received their new uniforms. "Good gosh, they're beautiful!" exclaimed one girl, beside herself with admiration for her uniforms. Mr. Weger, band director, explained he wanted the band to march 'on the night of the Hugo game,"but many alterations had to.be made, delaying their ..larch- ing unti 1 the game in Mt. Pleasant. "I could not accept the uniforms until they were, absolutely perfect," explained Weger. Mrs. Lucille Stifelman, science department head, remembers the first PHS bpnd uniforms, "The first band uniforms were made by the female members of the faculty at that time," recal's Mrs. Stifelman, who was a member of this group. These first uniforms were small blue and white capes which tied around the neck and a few other accessories. They were very simple, but the band and faculty were very proud of them. There is quite a change today in 1960 between those first uniforms and (he smart, spectacular uniform- tailored for the band by Sol Frank of San Antonio. 'irst year homemaking girl s were formally initiated into the Future Homemakers of America on October 4 at Paris High School. The formal initiation was conducted by thf officers in Chapter III of the F.H.A. Chapter III is made up of girls taking homemaking for the third year. The vice president, secretary, and treasurer told the qualifications of F. H.A. members. The officers are Kay Lee, Reva Yar| ner, and Marilyn Davis, respectively. Fire Prevention Week Set at PHS "Hurry, but f'on't run!" This is a typical state m e n t heard during fire drills at PHS, and will probably be heard more than once during Fire Prevention Week which begins October 9,, according to Principal Dee Cunningham. Fire Prevention Week is held to make people mindful of the harm fire can do and to take steps to be careful. PHS sophomores and seniors will be required to write themes on the prevention of fire, according to Mrs. A.L. Baize, English Department head. Drills will be held frequently during the week to test how quick- 3y the students can clear t h c building. The standing record is two minutes and 26 seconds, ac cording to Mr, Cunningham, but it is to be broken only by proper clearance of the building by the correct routes- Medieval Discoveries Spark English Themes By FRANCINE JOWERS f thing as police protection duri n g A few hundreds of years ago. men in Egypt thought that if they dwelled alone in a distant p 1 ace, they wouldn't be tempted to sin. Later the3' decided it w^s better to live in groups. This way they could learn from one another and inspire each other. These men were the first monks. This fact and others are only a few of the interesting discoveries that senior English classes of Mrs. A. L. Baize made last week while writing short research themes on medieval subjects. There were many surprising facts about the ecclesiastics. For example, monks made their own cider and provided their own food- There was also a shortage of priests during the Bubonic Plaque or "Black Death," but church' property was increased by contributions made by those who feared death. Many were surprised to discover that the name of the famous these times, and evidently there were no garbage trucks or cans, because people threw rubbish and trash into the streets. DAVID DEN'NEV . . .Senior Presy David Denney To Lead Class "This year's freshman class has some of the cutest girls of any I have ever seen," says David Denney, recently elected sen- Carole Dicjjerson, fourth vice- ior c!ass president, presiden* sang the F.H.A. Club David's wit, scholastic record, song, accompanied by Kay Lee. varied interests, and athletic abil- At the close of the meeting, the big sisters pinned the F.H.A. emblem and color= on their little sis- ity seemed to impress his fellow class members who elected him to lead them through their fin a 1 round at PHS. tens. Each officer was dressed in! Studying to the tune of opera white, and the little sisters wore! music apparently helps him mam- red and white. j tain the above average grades The table was arranged with red that are characteristic of David, and white tapes and red rose buds This boy consumes more food to carry out the colovs of F.H.A. t h e It is said (hat if a king were to j Each first year homemak i n g demand money from a noble and the noble had to pay. it seemed humiliating, but to follow a king! around their necks, carried pin in battle and to be loyal was quite i in accordance with the taste and training of the nobles. student was dressed in red and white. They wore tape measures cushions, wore a thimble on their finger, wore an apron, and car- Despite many contrary beliefs, the middle class, because of their wealth, dressed as elaborately as I he nobility. A quotation to stump you from ' Elizabeth Sage's "A Study of Costume" is "How is fashion born? Who mothers it? Who nurses it to fame? High collar, low collar,! short hfir, long hair, who wore > you first? Who last condemned'; you to the World's Great Rag Market of Forgotten Facts?" Fire losses for the first s i x months of-1960 totalled 5573, ried a pan, spoon, and cook book. At noon, the girls all ate lunch together on the picnic tables at school and then returned to the auditorium for the formal inflation. Other officer of Chapter III are Chris Milford, president; Carol Perkins, second vice-president; Sandra Tucker, third vice president; Carolyn Huggins, fifth vice- president; Sue Cunningham, historian; Glenda King, parliamentarian; and Nancy Miller, sergeant-at-arms. -. -.— „.,. lltu ,, c ul llle uiu OUS jiiumns or- law totalled S573 971 Westminster Abbey is officially j 000, an increase of 2.3 per 'cent the Collegiate Church of Saintlover the comparable period of .» „ j Ifl 5 9 when they amounted to $560,it seems there was no such j 866,000. TIDBITS From Willie more scandalous Hi Wildcats! Willie again with some scholars at PHS. Surely, there must be some kind of special award PHS could give. Glenn Todd. He has been broken, smashed, cut" and bruised in the line of duty with his camera. His latest injury ls a badly banged-up band incurred by running into a post in the gym while chasing Phalia Ssvofford's go-kart! We understand Sharon Mason, Marcia Robertson and' Sandra Brown traveled over to Commerce the other night to see rtie East Texas game. Last week in the Mt. Pleasant school newspaper there was an editorial written by its editor complaining about their shortage of water fountains, I noticed in this editorial that they have more water fountains than we and oodles fewer students I think It's pretty wonderful when a student body can accept these things with an uplifted chin. We may be terribly thirsty but we are still loyal and true. Rodney Flippen has been receiving some very interesting letters from one of his fans along with full-color photos! Bob Mallory's big station wagon was so f.ul] of big football players after the Hugo game, that poor little 'ol Troy Rasor was half-way out the window. •' Many thanks to the junior class for putting my picture on their bumper stickers. These are really swell and sell for only 50 cents. You can put them on your car, and they light up in the dark. Johnny inscoe should be on television with his remarkable Impersonation of Jimmy Davis. ' Helen Marie Roach must be the quietest girl in school! Already some of our seniors arc saying they arc dreading the end of the year when they .must leave us. And the other bfg talk among the seniors {s who is going where to college. 'Tom Seay keeps getting his. fingers in the way of locker - doors. The little brown streak you see going by is. only Jimmy Blassingamc In his, car. ".•.Champion bowler George Guilliams will someday probably be on "Jackpot Bowling," He keeps bringing in those envious scores.' ' , .• '....'.••:•. ' ' . • ( Wildcatters, that brings the curtain down on another week's r*vj«w,of fcandal at PHS. Be sure and drop me a few "Tidbits" Mxt week. than any two people. For instance, he can eat half a loaf of b r ead made into sandwiches and st i li have quite an appetite- If you want to know how he maintains that "schoolgirl figure" it is because of football. D a v id plays center on the varsity squad. The Denneys are a very musical family- He and his father, B.P. Denney, share a love of good music and often sing together. David's father is an architect. Much of this knowledge has been transferred to his son. David has drawn complete house plans and assures his listeners that he can even wire a house. The new president has been homeroom president, sophomore class president. Lieutenant governor of Key Club, and has other important offices. His humility can well be observed in the acceptance speech. "I deem it a great honor to be elected your president, especially since I was your sophomore president." Stray Books Collected By Council. Boys "All books left on lockers or in the floor will be picked up 'ry two Student Council members," Mike Johnson, president of the Student Council, has announced. Rodney Flippen and Ken Haynes were selected by the Council to pick all books up and take them to the conference room. | In the future they win make a Then has been a box placed tr j p lo Dal i as to go through the Art Students to Make Museum Visit to ETSC Paris High art class is planning to take a trip to East Texas State College next week to visit the art museum, according to Mrs. Billy Mashburn techer. in the conference room \vhere all books will be deposited," added Mrs. Sanders. Council sponsor. "This clean-up will last all year, or until the kids quit putting their books on the lockers. The purpose is ili Improve the looks of our school," concluded Mike. art museum and the Theater Center she said. There will be an art contest which the students are planning to enter. These are the main two trips for this term, :>'-<e pointed out. There is also schedule of lectures and contests that they will attend. BIO STUDENTS PURSUE PLUSES By JACK MCCUBBIN The science students of PHS have gone "out of this world" while conducting experiments for pluses in biology. Every student of the plant and animal kingdom is diving head first into various tests to prove what he thinks he knows. Not a single high school scientist has left any idea open, that might be eligible for a plus in (he subject. Everything arid anything is considered, from atomic plant .seeds, to hamsters, f r o m gold fish to chicken embryos; nothing overlooked. Mrs. Lucille Stifelman, PHS science instructor, announced this week the arrival of some plant seed- that are to be grown in the classroom. Now this would seem logical in a biology class, but to these students, it meant something far different. The seeds have been placed under a radioactive bombardment and will be grown in (he classroom where they will be compared to normal species. But the men of science will not slop there. They will take the seeds produced by the "original plant that was radioaclively charged and again grow them in order to find whether or not the same characteristics prevail. Another project which is pres- ently underway is a full study of the formation of the chicken embryo. Each major "hange in the 21 day process will be placed in a specimen jar of a preserving mixture and labeled, to be put aside until the finish of the project. Already the advanced minded pupil is looking into the future for projects which have not yet been covered in the scope of the classroom study. While studying about food and its nourishment, "Project Hamster" will take place. This project will involve »wo hamsters—o n e fed a high quality type meal, full of vitamir.s ;. ' the necessary minerals, the other, a diet o n hamburgers, Cokes, candy, and other usual teenage foods. Of course, the main idea of "the experiment is to show the necessity of a balanced diet, So, the next time you munch on a hamburger, just drop around the biology lab and see what you might look like in a few months. Just remember, when you spot students running to and fro in the v'cinity of the biology labs, with hands full of test tubes, slides and other paraphernalia, just smile and remind yourself—"Science must go on." DO THEY HAVE ACCIDENT INSURANCE? — Whether Phalia SwoMord, driver, and her junior classmates have it or not is not established, but Photographer Glenn Todd needed it last week at a pep rally. When he saw this passel of grease monkeys careening across the gym floor in their hot rod, he crashed into a post in an effort to get this action shot. That afternoon he was seen around school with a bandaged hand, which still is tinted black and blue (Owl Staff Photo) Seniors at PHS TakeGAIBIesI The 1961 graduating class o f Paris High has now begun a series of tests, along with their daily routine. The first test was t h e G.A.T.B. (The General Aptitude Test Battery) taken October 4. About 213 out of 21C sen i o r s took this test, which lasted between two and three hours, according to Mrs. Gwladys Booth. The second part will be given to groups of 12 on Thursdays at the Texas Employment Agency. This .test is called the Dexterity Test. It points out the weakness and strength of the student, and shows them the field ir. which they can do best. Mrs. Faye Fowler and Mr. A.H. Burton of the agency give these two parts. Mrs. Booth calls the students in and goes over th e i r grade with them and" tells them what they can do best, and suggests a field to enter. The second lest the seniors will take is the I.T.E.D. test (Iowa Test of Education Development). This is a '~ook test about t w o mornings long or a total of six hours. The 'ate requires all seniors to take this test, which will be given by Mrs. Booth to all seniors free. The next test that the seniors will take costs St.60 and is the National Merit Scholarship Qualification Test. Juniors may also take this test. The fourth lest seniors will take is the College Entrance Exam Board Test. This test is required by some colleges before entrance. The cos ( . is S4, i drop from last year's SB. The last test for seniors is the I.Q. test. This is for seniors who are new this year. Juniors will take the National Merit Test and the U.P. test. Sophomores will take the Flanagan Aptitude Test. Freshmen will take an I.Q. test which is required. Editor — Ann Rice The science depart m e n t at P.U.S. is speeding a process of nature. Under the direction of Science department head, Mrs. Lucille Stifelman, some students are planning an experiment us i n g atomic-energized vegetable seeds. A small part is being taken by hese students in what can become .he largest and most important study ever made of a peaceful use of atomic energy. Plants, or animals that eat plants, give us all our food, according to Mrs. Stifelman. wn separate vegetable plants vill be grown. In one container vill grow the vegetable seed the commercial type seeds sold everywhere. In the other pan are seeds exactly like these, except that h°y have been exposed to gamma-rays, instead of the sun's rays. In the atomic-energized plants certain mutations may occ u r. Changes in color, size, odor, shape, and texture may be found. Weather, insect, and disease resistance may also be changing factor, stu- denti have learned. If not treated with these atomic rays the plants would be : clentical. The science students are looking forward with excitement to comparing the two plants and being a part of the ever-changing world of atomic science. PHS Homecoming Slated October 21 "October 21, is the date set for Homecoming at Paris High School." Mrs. Roma Sanders, Student Council sponsor has a n- nounced. The Student Council will be chairman of Homecoming with other organizations help i n g throughout the day, she said. The Owl Staff is in charge of the election of Homecoming Queen nominees and the coronation of the queen. Tri Hi Y members will decorate the cars for the queens lo use in the parade. Radio spots will be done by the speech department and the art department will make, posters. Journalism classes will be in charge of publicity. The yell leaders will sponsor a locker decoration contest wilh a prize to be given lo the best decorated locker. Registration will be under the direction of the National Honor Society. Miss Francinia Hicks will be in charge of the program in the gym with Key Club members as ushers for the program. Afterwards, they will clean the gym, Mrs. Sanders said"The Homecoming game is always on the first home conference game, which is the Paris-McKinney game this year," stated Mrs. Sanders. If the weather permits, the fjueen will be crowned by last year's queen, Marian Bl-edsoe, during half time ceremonies in the game at Noyes Stadium, according to Mrs. Sanders. '60 Freshmen Like PHS By WALTEK BASSANO III Well, the first six weeks is nearly over. The freshmen don't know just yet what they think- ab o u t high school. Many of them think U is harder than ward school, but they have just been in high school five weeks. Maybe when the second six weeks comes they will change their minds. Freshmen Brad Hoover and Sammy Ricger think high school is easy so far. The year is still young; maybe they will change their minds later on after midterm exams. Two freshmen girls, Linda Hawkins and Karen Sciarro, like high school very, very much because of all the boys "always running up and down the halls. "Boy, it is hard to watch those teachers!" Linda says. These girls cannot stay out of trouble. Last weekend Jeann i e Robinson was bitten by a horse. These are a few ideas of freshmen about high school and a few interesting things that happen to the "fish" on their weekend excursions. Ever see a football game without signals? The idea Is no more foolish than a motorist who drives without signals. The Texas Safety Association says that neglect i ng to give signals in traffic is a sure short-cut to serious injury or death. Remember, drfving is no guessing game—the other drivers can't re^d your mind. SPORTSVILLE, PHS By Charlie Potts and Joe Dale McKmghi SPORTS SPOTLIGHT - This week we chose to spotlight Ronald Prince and David Domcy for their outstanding line play in Paris' 20-0 win over Hugo. ' Prince plays left guard on offense and linebacker OH defense. One of the light returning Icttermen from last year's team, he is one of the best tacklers on the ball club He proved this a number of times against Hugo by breaking through the line and throwing Hugo backs for losses in several key situations. Prince played a fine all around ball game and was a thorn in Hugo's side all night. David Denney is a senior and was a reserve lettermnn last year. He plays center, the key position in the wildcats' single wing. He has to make a direct snap to cither the fullback or tailback on every play. This is very hard to do because his pass must be right on target every time. If he fumbles he loses valtinble yardage. We feel that David Denney has done a fine job of snapping the ball and will continue to do so in future games. SPORTSTALK — The Paris High School Key Club \vas host to Dcnton and Greenville in the Key Club Olympics held last Sunday evening at Noyes Stadium. The Paris Clubbers racked up 35 points to come in second place behind Denlon with 66 points. Greenville brought up the rear with only 5 points. We feel some one got it in the ear when Paris won the mile relay, which consisted of outside talent. The events which were held at the meet were 100 yard dash, 220 and 4-10 yard dashes, 440 relay, mile relay, mile run, and two mile run. DurrelJ Roddy, who was in our spotlight four weeks ago for the Carthage game, scored two touchdowns on runs of 42 and 47 yards. Jimmy Davis accounted for the other Wildcat touch• (town'on a 3 yard sprint around right end. The Hotshots looked a "mite" sharper in their 36-0 over Shcrmnn after dropping « 32-8 decision to Mt. Pleasant. James Johnson scored three touchdowns in leading the spirited freshmen to victory. frAiM-fe.T.i.***.Q-Mfet.tat.VW^m, 4^,^^**-/rt^^;^«;^uJ. #^;&^^ ), ROME WAS NEVER LIKE THIS — Pictured above is one of the events of the Key Club "Olympics" held in Paris last Sunday. Charles Sterling-(or is it Tommy 4 Wells?) is.photographed "tumbling" over the high pol«. (Owl Staff Photo) .

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