Remember When (continued)
by Betty Sparks
From the Uvalde Leader News files

March 31, 1994
     UHS Junior Classical League students place at contest - Uvalde placed fourth overall in the upper-division sweepstakes during the March 5 convention held in San Antonio. Summa Cum Laude winners were Joseph Allen and Mary Ann Cockerill. Magna Cum Laude winners were Melinda Barton, Jennifer Ellinger, J. D. Hart, Brooke Luevano, Rosemary Ortiz and Kristy Young. Cum Laude ribbon winners were Kyla Chaney, Dino Cisneros, Amanda Dulin, Daniel Fischer, Michael Forehand, Dustin Kolb, Brenda Tharian and Rachel Wood.

April 3, 1994
     Coyote golfers win Kerrville tourney-Coach Willie Edwards’ golfers posted a team total of 323 last Monday afternoon to take top honors in the Kerrville Invitational Tournament. Jon Maxey won medalist honors with a score of 77 and Harper Ray earned the runner-up spot. Other team members are Pat Oegerle, Brian Dishman and Aaron Riggins.

April 1, 1954
     UHS wins awards at UIL meet-Uvalde High School students did well in the UIL Literary Meet held here last Saturday. Winning firs in senior boys declamation was Lawrence Ray Smith with David Beard placing third. Billy John Knight was second and Dee Rowland was third in junior boys declamation. Dixie Draper won third in senior girls declamation. Moses Pena took second in extemporaneous speaking. Jimmie Holland and Bill Martin won third in spelling with Kay Cartwright taking first in typing and Jane Blakeney, second. Blackeney also took second and Jayne Hollaway third in shorthand. Third place in slide rule went to Bob Blackstone. Uvalde’s one-act play, “Echo,” won first place with Jimmie Swofford, Hope Monagin and Lawrence Ray Smith named to the All-Star Cast.

     UHS Honor Society inducts new members-Fourteen new members were inducted into the Uvalde High School Chapter of the National Honor Society. The new members are Carol Gene Coleman, Kay Dismukes, Ora Kay Hess and Willis Springfield, seniors; and Jimmie Holland, John Partridge, Judy Rucker, Marie Aguirre, Ann Putnam, Katherine Franke, Medaris White, Roy Young and Hazel Stitts, juniors. The installing officers, all hold-over of the Honor Society, were George Jolley, Regent; Jack Henderson, speaker for the candidates; Bennie Kay Rausch, guardian of scholarship; Moses Pena, guardian of service; Jane Blakeney, guardian of character; Lawrence Ray Smith, guardian of leadership, August Mendeke, emblem bearer; and Jeanie Winn, soloist.

     Uvalde delegates named FHA officers-Hazel Stitts was named president of Area VII of the Future Farmers of America Saturday morning at Thomas Jefferson High School, San Antonio, at a convention attended by more than 2,000 members. Julie Bradshaw was elected Area Song Leader. Mrs. A. L. Burkett was named Area Sponsor. Irene Scott was elected Corresponding Secretary of District I. At the same convention, Jeannine Winn was awarded the State Homemaking Degree.

     Student Council Convention-Kenneth Baylor, Clarise Langford, Carol Gene Coleman, August Mendeke and Mrs. Clara Courtney attended the Student Council State Convention in Laredo last weekend and report a very informative and worthwhile trip.

     Lions hear UHS students-Mrs. Mary E. Johnson, head of the high school speech department, presented six students as the program at the regular luncheon meeting of the Uvalde Lions Club Thursday noon in the Kincaid Hotel. The speakers included Charlene Gray, whose subject was “Independence Bell,” Rosa Lynn Cash, “Death of an Athlete,” Dee Rowland, “Creation,” Dixie Draper, “Man Without a Country,” David Beard, “Citizen of the United States,’ and Moses Pena, “U. S. Constitution.”

April 18, 1954
     FHA banquet-The Uvalde Chapter of the Future Homemakers of America held its annual banquet Friday, April 9. Ora Kay Hess presided as mistress of ceremonies. The climax of the evening was the crowning of the 1954 FHA Queen, Jeannine Winn, by Dan Davis, FHA senior beau. The queen's court consisted of Misses Janice Smith escorted by Clay Prickett; Peggy Cheney escorted by Johnny Smith; Allene Thompson escorted by Cecil Hopper; Janis Capp escorted by Sam Nave; Connie Jones escorted by Kenneth Walker; Beverly Yarborough escorted by Aubry; and Norma Howerton.

     The duchesses were Misses Irene Cummins; Erma Jo Taylor; Kitty Faye Smith escorted by Jimmie Willis; and Margie Beckett escorted by Kenneth Baylor. The princesses were Mary Dixie Draper escorted by Willis Springfield, and Marie Swofford escorted by Jerome Duderstat.

     Preceding the dinner, prayer was given by Supt. M. B. Morris. Following the dinner, Miss Allene Thompson played a piano solo, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."

     Mr. Morris explained the purpose of the club and the degrees which may be achieved. Clem C. Jones presented the junior degree to the following girls: Misses Julie Bradshawk Julia Wingenter, Kathryn Taylor, Irene Young, Donna Buffington, Beverly Yarborough, Mary June Clayton, LaNelle Perkins, Lillian Baccus, Mary Jo Davis, Georgia Mae Bryce and Norma Howerton. Dorothy Dooley received her Chapter Degree.

     The officers for the school term of 1954-55 were announced by Ora Kay Hess. They are Janice Smith, president; Evelyn Mendeke, vice president; Dorothy Dooley, secretary; Julia Wingenter, reporter; Betty Lou Davenport, parliamentarian; Norma Howerton, song leader; and Geraldine Caddell, pianist.

     Donnie Kincaid, accompanied by Katherine Evans, presented a vocal solo, "Blue Moon."

     Mrs. Taylor Cummings was elected honorary member of FHA for her outstanding services rendered to the Chapter. Dan Davis and Roy Young, Chapter Beaus, were presented pins. Jeannine Winn presented Mary Dixie Draper, 1953-54 president, with a pin.

     Special guests for the evening were Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Clem Jones, A. L. Burkett, Roy Young, Dan Davis, Donnie Kincaid, Katherine Evans, Mrs. Taylor Cummins and Mrs. Meril Carter. Jimmy Evans took pictures. Also present were FHA sponsors Mrs. A. L. Burkett , Mrs. Zoe Stephens and Mrs. Avis Newcomer. Altogether there were 126 members and guests present.

     West Main Field Day event winners listed-Field Day was held at West Main School, Friday, April 9. Trophies donated to the school by West Main Parent Teacher Association were presented to the home rooms compiling the most points in each grade. The fourth grade trophy was won by Miss Geraldine Thane's room; the fifth grade trophy by Mrs. Audrey Shockley's room; and the sixth grade, Mrs. Olen Ham's room.

April 29, 1954
     Smith wins first place regional title-Lawrence Ray Smith won first place in senior boys declamation at the Interscholastic League Regional meeting in San Marcos last Saturday. Other winners were Jayne Hollaway, third in shorthand; Bert McNelly, second in low hurdles; and Sam Nave, third in high hurdles.

     Three local Junior Historians win state awards-The State Historical Association has notified Mrs. Bertie Chinn, sponsor of Junior Historian Chapter No. 82 of Uvalde High School, that three students of the local chapter have won awards in the Statewide Junior Historian Writing Contest. The three are Moses Pena, whose subject was "Old Bahia Mission," Mary Jane Stephens, whose subject was John N. Garner, and Haygood Gulley writing on the "Old Waresville Cemetery."

     Uvalde baseball team wins-Uvalde won their own baseball tournament Saturday night, beating Del Rio 3-2 in the finals. Coyote pitcher Roy Canales gave up only four hits. Jimmie Holland , Coyote left fielder, was outstanding at bat for the locals as he drove in the first two runs and then accounted for the last winning run when he hit to second base and the fielder's choice throw to the plate was too late to catch Bill Dillahunty. As the only player to get two hits, he was presented the outstanding player award during post tournament ceremonies.

     First graders take excursion-Four mothers, thirty-five first grade children and the teacher, Mrs. Robert Knox, enjoyed an excursion to the Piggly Wiggly store last week. After looking at the various shelves, meat department, and buying a few articles and watching the cash register work, the children were treated to candy and bubble gum before leaving. The mothers and Mrs. Knox received giant Hershey bars and boxes of candy. The mothers enjoying the trip were Mesdames J. H. Moore, Clyde Pink, F. M. Little, and H. A. Dodd. Store owners Mr. and Mrs. Bill Winn had previously visited the "Little Piggly Wiggly Store" in the classroom and took pictures of the miniature store and the little folks.

     Coyotes wallop Wildcats-Uvalde remained undefeated in district play Tuesday by trouncing Carrizo Springs 22-6 at Carrizo. The Coyotes put together 18 base hits, seven free passes and were aided by eight Wildcat errors in running up the lopsided score. Jimmie Holland and Elios Flores had three hits each, while Jolley, Langford, and Traylor collected a pair each. Longest blow of game was Roy Canales' home run in the fourth inning which came when the bases were loaded. Canales started on the mound for Uvalde and worked four innings without giving up a run. He whiffed eight. Eddie Lowrance pitched one inning. Dick Traylor worked one and two-thirds and Roy Young finished one-third as Coach Daniels did a little experimenting.

     Sahawes present program-An entertaining and educational program by the Sahawe Indians was presented at the meeting of the Uvalde de las Encinas D.A. R. Chapter Friday afternoon, April 30. Mrs. J. H. Burns, program chairman, introduced the Sahawes , and by way of explanation to the Sahawes commented on the work of the D. A. R. with the American Indians. Jimmy Holland gave a brief history of the Sahawes, outlining the requirements necessary for membership. The group then adjourned to the lawn where the Sahawes performed the Ghost Dance, with explanatory remarks being given by F. W. (Chief) Calvert. Jimmy Holland and Morris Smith also did an intricate Indian dance. Joe Williams accompanied the group.

     Cows and Crops-Charlie Ligocky of Uvalde High School was named county winner in the 1954 Texas County Future Farmers of America tractor operators' contest held at Uvalde on April 27, by Boyd Barber Tractor Company. Four Future Farmers from this area participated in the contest. The three judges were M. A. Rambie, Volney Umlang and D. P. Gallman. Ligocky will compete in one of the ten district contests to be held before July 15. A new Ford tractor will be presented to the state winner by the Ford Tractor Dealers of Texas.

May 2, 1954
     Miss Hess wins FFA Sweetheart contest-At the recent banquet of the Revaldina District of the Future Farmers of America, held in Sabinal April 29, Miss Ora Kay Hess, daughter of M r. and Mrs. Homer Hess of Uvalde, was elected sweetheart of the district. Miss Hess, a member of the Senior Class of Uvalde High School, was voted winner from a group of fourteen girls representing the various schools in Real, Uvalde and Medina Counties. She will represent the district in the Area FFA meeting in Johnson City in the near future.

May 23, 1954
     Honor graduates - Miss Jane Blakeney, valedictorian, and Miss Bennie Kay Rausch, salutatorian, will bring addresses at Uvalde High School's graduation exercises Tuesday evening on the high school campus.

     Florene Davis elected queen - Miss Florene Davis of Austin and a weaver at the Light House for the Blind, had the honor of being elected queen of the blind and deaf persons of the nation recently. Miss Davis, a former Uvalde resident, attended the Uvalde Public Schools through 8th grade. She is the daughter of former Uvaldeans Mr. and Mrs. Martin Davis.

     UHS Band and Pep Squad elects leaders - Uvalde High School Band recently named Kay Cartwright to serve and Drum Major and Janice Smith, Marilyn House, Janet Wimberly and Jo Ann Blakeney as twirlers. Cheer leaders elected for the next school year are Morris Smith, Sue Ann Stokes, Sarah Haby, Amelia Armistead, Jan Coker and David McCord.

     Senior Assembly - Senior Assembly was held at Uvalde High School Wednesday. Principal Clem Jones presented the DAR Good Citizenship Award certificate to Janine Winn. The Danforth Award certificates went to Kenneth Baylor and Jeanine Winn. Jane Blakeney, valedictorian of her class, was presented a subscription to Readers' Digest. The program included invocation, Supt. Morris; welcome, Sid Gibbens, class president; class history, Ora Kay Hess; song, "After Graduation Day," Jeanine Winn; class will, Myrna Blackwell; awards, Principal Jones; class prophecy, Willis Springfield; "Farewell Uvalde High School," Sid Gibbens, Lawrence Ray Smith, Howard Langford and Dick Traylor; and "Loyal and True," student body.

     Officers for the senior class have been Sid Gibbens, president; Carol Gene Coleman, vice president; Mary Dixie Draper, secretary; Ora Kay Hess, treasurer; George Jolley, reporter;; and Dick Traylor, parliamentarian. Senior class sponsors were Mr. Hardy and Mrs. Clara Courtney. Their motto has been "Deeds, not Words," their colors, green and white; and flower, the gladioli.

     Various awards made at Court of Honor - A Boy Scout Court of Honor was held Tuesday night on the lawn of the First Methodist Church with a large number of parents and friends attending. Awards were presented members of Troop No. 81, with Jack H. Harris, Scoutmaster. Rev. H. Ellis Thomas, chairman of advancement, conducted the Court of Honor.

     Life Awards went to Bill Cummins, George Simon, Van Connor and Henry Bunting III, with Alvin Smith making the presentations. First Class Awards, presented by Bunyan Price, went to Nick Fohn and Charles Everett. Class Awards were given Jimmy Winn, Joe David Payne and Melvin Glauberg by Olen Ham. Ernest Graw and Morris Smith, Eagle Scouts, presented various merit badges to John Rowland, Bill Cummins, Van Conner, Arlis Butler, Jack McGinnis, Joe Hook, George Simon, Jack Speir, Charles Goldberg, Hugh Bradley, Laurence Warren Jr., Henry Bunting III, Bob Price, Kelly Braithwaite, Nick Fohn and Bob Tate.

     Ramsey receives degree - Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Ramsey attended the graduation exercises at A & M College Friday when their son, Frank Ramsey, received his degree in veterinary medicine.

July 11, 1954
     Episcopal youth attend camps - Young people of St. Philip's Episcopal Church are attending various church camps this summer. Dorothy Ann Dooley attended the first session at Camp Capers. Attending the second session were Stephen Suttle, Billy Krivan, Word Sherrill, Gary Heyen, Freddie Edwards, Pepper Kincaid, Joanna Suttle, Genie Mitchell and Sally Speir. At this session Steven Suttle was elected the best boy camper. A third group of campers went to Camp Capers last Monday. They include Ann and Kent Beecroft and Linda Sherrill. Slated to go later are Marie Heyen, Phyllis Fulenwider, and Eddie Roosa. Lynn McWhirter recently attended Camp Allen near Houston.

     Sutherland-Rogers reunion held in Nueces Canyon-The morning of July 3, 1954, marked the beginning of another gathering of the Sutherland-Rogers clans, called in jest "the kissing reunion" at Camp Nueces on the Cooksey Ranch near Montell. This was the tenth in a series held over a period of 24 years, the first being held at Camp Misha Mokwa and subsequent ones held there and at Concan, Garner Park, Port Isabel, Alto Frio Encampment, and two at Palacios. Three daughters of Samuel C. A. Rogers married three sons of Thomas Sutherland I, and of 32 living double first cousins resulting from these unions, 26 were present along with 11 double cousins of the next generation. The three living children of Samuel C. A. Rogers, Clark Rogers of Ganado, Mrs. Minnie Sutherland and Mrs. Emma Sutherland of Uvalde were present.

July 25, 1954
     Four local players make "All Star Nine" - Roy Young, Jimmy Holland, Howard Langford and Bill Dillahunty have been named as members of the South Texas All Stars. These junior baseball players, along with others selected in various tryouts through South Texas, will meet an All-Star team composed of San Antonio youths in Mission Stadium on July 27.
     Hash - The Dairy Delight is featuring these days a hamburger with pickle and onion adorning, and all for 19 cents; also a hotdog a whole foot long for the same price.

July 29, 1954
     Langford chosen for Hearst tilt - Howard Langford, catcher, was one of two South Texans picked by a panel of 10 major league scouts to play in the annual Hearst National Amateur game in New York City the night of August 11.
     Record vote cast in Saturday's Primary - With 3,208 votes cast in last Saturday's Democratic Primary election, Uvalde County residents registered the largest number of votes ever cast here in an "off year" and perhaps the highest in any election, Democratic Chairman W.O. Kessler stated Wednesday. Sheriff Yeary beat out challengers to win that race, as did County Commissioner Jones.

July 11, 1954
     UHS Band Program to start -John Buchanan, band director, announced this week that a summer band for all instrumental band students at Uvalde Senior and Junior High will start next Tuesday, Aug. 3. The Uvalde High School band will have 90 members this year, the largest in the history of the school. The Coyote Band drum major, Kay Cartwright, and twirlers, Marilyn House , Janice Smith, Joe Anne Blakeney and Jan Wimbery, leave Sunday for Seguin for twirling and band school. The girls have been practicing all summer with the assistance of Marie Swofford, last year's drum major.      UHS Class of 1945-Members of the Uvalde High School Class of 1945 who were among the recent Hug-In reunion included Nena Rodriguez, Virginia Ferguson Flowers, Bertha Sansom Jarratt, Carletta Hess Graves, Polly Kellogg Slaughter, Juanita Midget Parks, Neil Gilligan Jr., Hayden Haby, O. J. White, Fred Martinez, Milton Patterson and Walton Raine. Former faculty members attending were Gracie Belle Basset Wendt and W. B. "Pappy" Drennan.

August 1, 1994
     Mayor says no to third term - Two-term Mayor Bill McWhorter said he has decided against running for reelection this year so he can devote full time to his business and family. "After two full terms and four years, we probably need some fresh blood," he said.

June 14, 1994
     Jodi Nelson captures crown - At age 15, Jodi Nelson, the daughter of Roger and Lari Nelson of Uvalde, has already reached an important goal in her life. Nelson, who has been entering pageants and modeling since the age of seven, was crowned "Miss Texas Teen America" during a recent pageant in Dallas. Nelson was up against more than 100 contestants from across the state. Capturing the Texas teen crown also entitles Nelson to scholarship money and cash awards. She will also travel across the country as a guest and represent the Texas teen pageant at several speaking engagements during her one-year reign.

September 1, 1994
     Leading the band - Suzanne Padilla is leading the 115-member Coyote Band as drum major during the 1994-95 marching session. Michael Forehand is the assistant drum major. Sutherland attends SMU enrichment program - Uvalde eighth grader William Depriest Sutherland experienced college first-hand this summer in a gifted and talented program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. During the program Sutherland lived in a dormitory, ate his meals in the university cafeteria and took a three-week college-credit course in economics and a non-credit course in physics

September 4, 1994
     UJH volleyball coach serves large number of athletes - How do you coach volleyball to 90 junior high girls when only six players can be on the court during a game? Uvalde Junior High School seventh-grade coach Luwanna Esquell, who has taken on the challenge because of UJH’s “no-cut” policy, knows the answer. “We took 46 girls for the first two games and put 23 on each team,” she said. “Then we rotated the 23 girls throughout the game.” Esquell says her goal is to give each girl a chance to play in at least one game during the season which consists of 12 games and five tournaments. Coyotes ride Mules to 42-28 victory in season opener - For the Uvalde Coyotes, their football season opener was like a comfortable horseback ride in the country as they rode over the Alamo Heights Mules at Harry Orem Stadium Friday night with a 42-28 finish. The Coyotes flexed their offensive muscles throughout the contest and rolled up some impressive statistical figures in the process.

September 18, 1994
     Coyotes shut out New Braunfels 14-0 - With Friday night’s win 14-0 against the Unicorns, the Coyotes recorded their first football victory ever over New Braunfels and upped their season record to 3-0. The loss ended the Unicorns’ record of 37 victories in varsity competition.

September 2, 1954
     Local men inducted into Army - The local selective board this week released the names of local men inducted into the U. S. Army on August 18, through Local Board No. 122. They are Hollis Wilson Smith, Billy Joe Fenley, David Wesley Gulley, Bob Dean Draper, and Carl Louis Thompson. Mrs. Latimer will be Uvalde School nurse - Mrs. W. A. Latimer has been employed by the Uvalde Independent School District as school nurse during the time Mrs. Mary Merritt is on leave of absence due to the illness of her husband, Dr. George Merritt. Students crowd Uvalde schools - A first day enrollment of 2,155 was recorded by the Uvalde public schools Wednesday. This was an increase of 234 over the first day of 1953 when 1,921 enrolled, and the largest ever recorded here. Supt. M. B. Morris estimates that there will between 10 and 12 sections on half day schedules, pending completion of the two new classroom buildings to be built for the school. A breakdown lists probably six first grades, four second grades, and 2 third grades on half-day schedules.

September 16, 1954
     Ten Eagle Scouts to be recognized - Ten Eagle Scouts will be given special recognition at half-time activities during the Uvalde-Carrizo Springs football game Friday night in the Honey Bowl. Arlis Buttler, John Wayne Ham, Kelly Braithwaite, Robert Price, Johnnie Steward, Delton Buttler, Mike Williams, John Kincaid, Morris Smith and Billy Palmer will be the Eagles honored at that time. UHS classes choose officers. The Senior Class of Uvalde High School held its first meeting Monday, Sept. 13. New officers were elected as follows: Jackie Luce, president; Roy Young, vice president; Katherine Evans, secretary; Ann Putman, treasurer; Russell Sutherland, parliamentarian; and Hazel Stitts, reporter. The Junior Class also organized and elected the following officers: Dee Rowland, re-elected president; Linda Coleman, vice president; Janis Capps, secretary; Geraldine Caddel, treasurer; Hope Monagin, reporter; Billy Palmer, parliamentarian; and David McCord, program chairman.

October 2, 1994
     DCamp accepted in Region Choir -Uvalde High School senior Byron DCamp was accepted into the Region 18 Choir. Byron, a voice student under the direction of Uvaldean Martha Christian, placed high enough in the Bass I Section to qualify for the next round of competition. He was among several hundred students from San Antonio and surrounding communities who tried out for the Choir. UHS Homecoming Queen Candidates -Senior candidates for this year's Homecoming Queen are Bess Brieden, Jenny Carnes, Jaclyn Lara, Vicki Luna, K. C. Poteet and Cathy Zamora. Serving as duchesses this year are freshman Celina Zamora, sophomore Amanda Hughes, and junior Angel Silva. Coyotes ransack West Campus -The Uvalde Coyotes entered high school football action Friday night sporting the second-ranked offensive team in Class 4A football. Despite three first-half fumbles, the Coyotes went on to post a 53-0 win over the South San West Campus Cougars. With the victory, the Coyotes are now 5-0 for the season and 2-0 in District 29-4A football action.

October 9, 1994
     Luna reigns as '94 queen at stormy Homecoming -Although lightning grounded the Uvalde-San Antonio Memorial football game Friday night, Homecoming festivities sparkled during half-time ceremonies when Vicki Luna reigned as queen. Luna, daughter of Ricardo and Diane Luna, was escorted by Nato Hinojosa III, son of Nato and Lupe Hinojosa. Following the half-time ceremonies, officials called the game in which the Coyotes were leading the Memorial Minutemen by a 22-6 margin. Homecoming activities began Thursday with a parade from the Civic Center to the Honey Bowl parking lot where a pep rally and bonfire were held. India Newton, a retired longtime UHS Latin teacher served as parade marshal. Two named all-region -drummer Rudy Rendon and trombonist Joseph Allen were the only two Class 4A student named to the 20-piece All-Region Jazz Ensemble recently during auditions in San Antonio. Also participating in the audition from Uvalde were Sean Boyle and Nathan laws. UHS Jazz Band instructor is George DeRocher.

September 30, 1954
     Scarborough will head Council at SWTJC -William Wayne Scarborough of Robstown, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Scarborough, was elected president of the student council of Southwest Texas Junior College by the student body assembly Thursday, Sept. 23. Other members of the council, three representatives of from both the freshman and sophomore classes, include Kenneth Baylor, Haygood Gulley, and Miss Kay Dismukes from the freshman class and John Laman of Spofford, Larry Atchley of Crystal City, and Miss Bonnie Moore of Utopia from the sophomore class. Sponsors of the council are Mrs. Philip Trahan and Ray Broussard.

October 3, 1954
     Twelve-year-old Uvalde youth is Eagle Scout -Arlis Buttler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Buttler, recently became the youngest Uvaldean to receive the Eagle Scout Award in Scouting. He is a member of Scout Troop 81 and, according to Jack Harris, Scoutmaster, he is believed to be the youngest Eagle Scout in the Uvalde District and in the Concho Valley Council, which covers most of Southwest Texas.

     Uvalde Future Teachers assist Kerrville -Last Monday four members of Uvalde High School's M. B. Morris Chapter of Future Teachers of America, accompanied by their sponsor, Mrs. Clara Courtney, went to Kerrville to present the FTA Club charter to the new club there. Making the trip were Clarise Langford, Juanita White, Maria Isabel Aguirre, and David Beard.

October 7, 1954
     Band Boosters elect officers -The Band Boosters Club had their first meeting of the year Monday evening at the high school band room. The nominating committee selected the following officers for the coming year: Mrs. Halton Pilgreen, president; Mrs. Howard Spillar, vice president; Mrs. W. M. Winn, secretary; and Mrs. Ernest Graw, treasurer.

     Eleven Uvaldeans attend Sul Ross -Eleven students from Uvalde are registered for the fall term at Sul Ross State College in Alpine. They are Billy Winn, Joyce Marie Swofford, Margaret Hagelstein and Irene Cummins, freshmen; William R. Carman and David Courtney Miles, both juniors; H. B. Hammer and Charles Cowsert, seniors; John Allen Davis, graduate; and Doris Young Haby.

October 10, 1954
     Five Uvalde soldiers train in El Paso -Five soldiers from Uvalde recently began eight weeks of Army basic training in the Antiaircraft Artillery Replacement Training Center at Fort Bliss. They are Pvt. Bob D Draper, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Draper; Pvt. Billy Joe Fenley, 22, son of Florence Fenley; Pvt. Carl Thompson, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thompson; Pvt. David Wesley Gulley, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Gulley; and Pvt. Hollis W. Smith, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis S. Smith.

     Speech Club named officers - The Speech Club of Uvalde High School held and organizational meeting Tuesday, Sept. 28, and elected the following officers: Jackie Luce, president; Gene Maddox, vice president; Norma Lee Dillahunty, secretary; Kay Cartwright, treasurer; Hope Monagin, reporter; David McCord, parliamentarian; and David Beard, historian.