The Caddo Herald
May 10, 1940
This is a big week in the lives of Seniors. Monday evening Mrs. Roy L. Cochran, Mrs. Charles C. Semple, and Mrs. Earnest Pitchlynn served a lovely 6 o’clock dinner to members of the class at the Cochran home. Favors were miniature caps and class diplomas. After dinner officers and several members of the class made impromptu talks. They then adjourned to go to the auditorium where a class night program was given.
This week marks the end of the school year. Examinations will be given Thursday; teachers will prepare grades Friday. Students will return Saturday for report cards. Sic transit gloria mundi!
Junior-Senior banquet last Friday night was well attended and enjoyed to the fullest. Gail Hodges, president of the junior class was toastmistress.
Mrs. E. E. Pitchlynn, guardian emeritus, loved by all former students, gave the invocation.
JoAnn Bailey, Oklahoma City, danced and sang School Days; Sid Freeny did a tap dance; Mrs. Alga McCalman sang the Roses of Picardy, accompanied by Miss Adams; JoAn danced a ballet, The Evening Star; Mr. McKinnis was head gardener; Mr. Power, the Fertilizer; Mr. Sharp, the Coachman; Bill Semple, senior president, responded to the welcome by Shannon Cochran. The old auditorium, site of the frolic, was decorated with crepe paper, a white fence that went around the room; flowers were profuse, as were foliage and trees.
The Civic Club had charge of serving, which was performed by six sophomore girls clad in distinctive colonial styles.
Favors were fans and boots. So another famous banquet is gone into the annals of historic remembrance, sweet with intimate association and dear to the hearts of pupils who are privileged to attend and finish the course at Caddo High.
Seniors feel highly honored. Many have told us we were the best marchers they have ever seen. Maybe it is because so many members of the National Guard are in the class.
Large audiences viewed the closing exercises of the Caddo schools this week, beginning at Baccalaureate services Sunday night when Rev. T. J. Edmunds delivered the sermon. There was plenty of room for all in the auditorium.
Mr. Power is taking a step up in the world this summer. He is going to teach physics at Southeastern this summer.
Those bewildered boys and girls you see running around here and there are seniors who did not have to go to school after Monday and they do not seem to find anything to do.
Somebody with a dwarfed sense of humor and a moronic mind has been having a lot of alleged fun popping firecrackers in the school basement. It may seem funny to them, but why do this kind of cattle invariably have to endanger a building and perhaps many of the lives of children and have to exhibit their lack of sense by these silly antics? It will not be so funny or amusing even to a simpleton when they are apprehended and have a day of reckoning. The perpetrators soon will be caught, and goodnight!
Monday night after a class night program, dress rehearsal of the Senior play was had. The play was presented on Tuesday night to a large audience.
Word has come that Henry Tidmore, a student in Caddo in his freeman year, is graduating from Mountain View High School this year and is salutatorian of his class.
Home Economics Girls Hold Open House
Monday night at the high school the Home Economics Department of Miss Haggard and girls held open house to school patrons, the girls displaying their home projects and sewing for the year.
Punch and cakes were served to the guests, Margie Sue Powell presiding at the guest book and Louise Hale poured the punch. Assisting in the dining room were Matilda Smith, Charlene Adkins, Joyce Ballard, Marjory Ellen Head. Assisting in the exhibit rooms were Blanche Armstrong, Mary Elizabeth Boydstun, Jean Cochran, Loyce Choate, Dorothy Gipson, Mary McNatt, LaRuth Hodges, Leta Freeman, Frankie Lou Hodges, Minnie Lee Nation, Leona Rush, Gertrude Sims, Gladys Simpson, Donnie Lee Slade, Eunice Speers, Elisabeth Smith, Glenna Martin, Mary Smith, Doris Jean Tomlinson, Ann Lou Stuart, and Kathleen Harris.
Some sixty guests registered during the evening.