The last name on the list, Bobby Simmons, is my dad.
The Caddo Herald
April 1, 1949
Caddo High Times
The students are all “a dither” over the coming events of the next few days. Track meet at Durant is Thursday and Friday. All participants in the curricular events will go Thursday. Those participating in the field events will go Friday. The F. H. A. girls expect to go to Oklahoma City Friday.
The Teachers of the Caddo schools met at the high school building Monday afternoon to make plans for the coming of the various schools to Caddo during the track meet for the grades April 14. Approximately fifty schools have entered this meet.
Rumors are afloat that the paint has arrived for re-decorating the high school building. We hope to get the work done by the time the grade track meet starts.
The sophomore class had charge of the assembly program Friday, March 25. Sibye Kee acted as master ceremonies in introducing the program. Ida Sue McGrew read the scriptures. Samuel Edmonds led the assembly in the Lord’s Prayer. The high school girls’ quartet sang. Ida Sue McGrew and Clara Calhoun played a duet. They presented a Spanish play, Los Golosos. The most unusual thing about this was the huge knife, wielded so efficiently by Randal Prentice and Don Hamilton. We were not right sure but that someone might be “cut to Pieces” before it ended. Other characters in the play were Wennona Armstrong, Wanda Welch, Orel J. Joines and Houston Vernon.
The play, “Hypnotizing Uncle Tauvy” was truly a comedy and brought many laughs.
Mr. Sawyers presented an award for Oral Interpretation of poetry to Martha Sue Fox. Martha Sue won third place in the invitational meet at Durant. Mrs. Austin commented on the work done by the speech department at this meet. Their play rated good and Ida Sue McGrew followed Martha Sue in placing fourth place.
A very interesting assembly program we say. Mrs. Austin had charge of this.
The school of Limestone Gap, under the sponsorship of Mrs. Bernice Studebaker, presented a Negro minstrel Monday evening, March 28. The proceeds were for the benefit of the Caddo band.
“Pop” Gecks started the show off. There was not a dull moment from start to finish. The show was played to a very responsive audience. The highlight of the evening was the song sung by Mrs. Studebaker, “The Italian Street Song”. We certainly appreciate Limestone Gap giving of her talent and time in coming so far to give us an interesting program.
Mrs. Ellett and her seniors thought the elements had conspired against them when they went to Durant last Friday on Senior Day. How it rained! They left Caddo at nine o’clock; upon reaching the college they were directed to the library where they registered. The first thing on the program was recreation hour in the women’s gym, followed by a concert in the men’s gym. Lunch followed this. The operetta, “The Gondoliers”, was presented by the college in the auditorium. They reported this to be one of the most interesting plays they have ever witnessed.
Those attending the Senior Day program were: Velma Briggs, Joe Charles McGrew, Latrell Corbett, Jack Hill, Scotty Lou Jones, Cecil Emerson, Tommy Joe Troxell, Weldon Goodin, Betty Reese, John Prough, Patsy O’Hern, Glendel Rains, Wilma Jean Clark, Wendell Hale, Melba Moran, Howard Cochran, Floydene Morgan, Ralph Fox, and Bobby Simmons.