“All set and rarin’ to go” are these four
young ladies who will lead the cheering section at
the football games this fall. Pictured from left to
right are Janet Geddie, sophomore cheerleader, Nelda
Penny, senior cheerleader, Joyce McFarland, senior
and head cheerleader; and Kathie Martin, junior.
The photo was taken last week at SMU
in Dallas where the girls attended cheerleader camp
and won a first place ribbon in competition. Diane
Dewees freshman, suffered a broken ankle a few days
earlier and was unable to attend.
RALLIES SLATED ON THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS; PUBLIC IS WELCOME
rallies will again be held every Thursday night and
Friday morning this fall prior to the football games
On Thursday evenings, the student body
will meet downtown at the White Rose Monument at 7
o’clock for the pep rally, and continue the cheering
Friday mornings with a rally in the school gymnasium
at approximately 10 o’clock.
The public is urged to attend the pep rallies
downtown and at school as well.
GIRLS ORGANIZE NEW “ACTION” GROUP
new fad has already begun in high school this year.
A group of senior girls who call themselves the ‘Senior
Action Girls’ have organized to cheer the ’65-’66
Tiger teams to victory.
They are planning their uniforms of action
shirts and slacks.
Members of this club include Carolyn Ferguson,
Linda Flanagan, Sheila Barnes, Linda Gunter, Peggy
Vinson, Paula Furrh, Mary Woodruff, Libby Craft, Pat
Frost, Dianne Deen, Joyce McFarland, Polly McCully,
Ginger Roberts, Linda Earnheart, Janet Baker and Barbara
The ‘Action Beau’ is John Allen Shepard.
Their colors are blue and white, their motto is “More
Action for ’65-’66. Any other senior girl wanting
to join may contact one of the girls listed above.
They can always be found “where the action is!”
SAYS CHASING FIRES MUST BE STOPPED
of Police Hut Sullivan has issued a stern warning
to people in this area who persist in the habit of
following the fire trucks to the scene of fires.
This practice greatly hampers the firemen in
their efforts to control a fire and also creates a
Mr. Sullivan stated that offenders are subject
to a fine of $200 and he stated also that the city
plans to enforce the law in the interest of those
whose property and lives are jeopardized due to this
Please Paula: I have a very terrible
problem. My best friend is slowly taking my boyfriend
away. No one knows that I like this certain boy except
my friend and me. He doesn’t even know.
But everyday she speaks to him and he talks
to her and even chunks paper wads at her. What can
I do if I don’t want to hurt my friend, but I still
like the boy? – Broken
Dear Broken Heart: You aren’t the only
girl in high school with this problem. There’s been
a lot of this conniving going on lately. But you say
no one knows, not even the boy, that you like him?
Have you ever thought that your girlfriend
might not be the one throwing the passes? If the boy
likes you he would talk to you instead. Just remember
my motto, “If you think you love someone, and he leaves
you, he isn’t worth having anyway.” Don’t fight with
your friend. “Just find someone else to like, and
out-do her!” -- Yours truly, Paula
Steadham, the Journalism class would like to know
if it is easier to take a shower sitting in a chair?
Sheila, was your muffler dragging
the ground going to lunch last Friday?
The seniors have a new fad: playing hide-and-seek
on Thursday nights.
The tattler wonders why Dale Martin never
went out for cheerleader since he did such a good
job of leading yells at the game Friday.
Peggy Vinson to Nelda Penny: Find your
own football player to walk off the field!
Herschel Lybrand, what were you doing
on the 7th grade hayride?
Pat Frost and Jay Stroud, what was the
Pep Rally about last Friday.
Libby, did you tell Walter to ask you
for a date, since you had his senior ring for a day?
Mr. Burden, did the pep rally make it
to your house last Thursday night?
Steve Dewees, we know you like to ride
bulls but riding the back of a pickup?
Fanny, is it fun coasting into the service
The first-aid class is so interesting,
Ronnie Travis and Billy Parker slept through it.
Mike Wright, you don’t have trouble keeping
up with your glasses or anything do you? How about
it Sandy Owens?
Tim Sockwell, president of the senior
class, sets real good examples, he sleeps in study
We must congratulate Coach Carter, he
got some new glasses. No more army surplus!
Roy, how many girls did you have singing
to you Thursday night?
Margaret Moore, did anything exciting
happen to you during chemistry initiation Friday?
Tim Provence, what have you done to make
Nelda Penny mad at you? Maybe mascot, Marsha, could
Paula, why did you say Hawaiians die
Jerry Estes, how do you sit down in second
period study hall?
Linda Gunter and Fanny are sporting new
kinds of cigars—ballpoint pens.
Linda Rusk, what’s this about you playing
football with Steve and Tim?
ten songs in 1965
1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
2. In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
3. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
4. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
5. My Generation - The Who
6. Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds
7. Yesterday - Beatles
8. The Sounds Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
9. Ticket To Ride - Beatles
10. The Tracks Of My Tears - Miracles
IN SEPT. 14 MEETING
S.P.Q.R. Wills Point Chapter of the Junior Classical
League met for the first time on Tuesday, September
14, for the purpose of electing officers for the year.
Jerry Lawrence was elected president;
John Holt, vice-president; Kathy Martin, secretary,
and Ann Hollandsworth, reporter for the newspapers,
Judy Morgan was voted treasurer with Dale Travis as
fundraising chairman. Sandra Owens was elected program
chairman and Janet Geddie, social chairman. The student
council representative is Melissa Hallman and the
pianists are Suzanne Lingold, Randy Robertson and
An enthusiastic fifty four members opened
the meeting by singing the club song which was followed
by the reading of the Pledge of Allegiance and the
National J.C.L. Creed. The meeting was concluded after
the officers were elected.
Newest craft idea on the market is the paint-it-yourself
pillow. Printed with outlines of designs, it comes
with a set of felt-tipped-markers for coloring. The
pillow’s cotton poplin cover zips off and can be safely
machine washed. Colors won’t wash out.
reporter decided to ask a few students this week the
definition of a word. The word was ‘elppa’. These
were the responses:
Mr. Jimmy Burden, vegetable.
Pam Parker, help.
Nancy Holden, mean.
Sherry Lasater, elope.
Wayne Lusk, understand.
Mary Furrh, marriage.
Dan Smith, car.
Mike Smith, deformed elephant.
Danny Teel, blind bat.
Jeanie James, boy.
Polly McCully, fraternity.
Linda Flanagan, elbow.
Laquita Fellers, animal.
Barbara Shelby, cat.
The Journalism class looked in Webster’s Dictionary
but were unable to find the meaning of this word.
The best thing they could do was say that ‘elppa’
is ‘apple’ spelled backwards.
Tiger of the Week!
Our Tiger of the Week is David Laney
class of 1966. David was #26 on the ’65 Class A State
Football Championship team.
After graduation David was off to East
Texas State University where he played football his
freshman year. In 1970 he graduated and came back
home to Wills Point to help his folks out on their
farm and for a while, he was in the cattle business
himself. In 1974 he married sweetheart Kathy James,
WPHS class of ’72.
In 1977 David began working as a fireman
at the Plano Fire Department and that same year his
first daughter, Andrea was born. Then in 1982, second
daughter, Jamie joined the family. Both girls are
graduates of Texas A&M. Andrea is married and lives
in Sweetwater, Texas and Jamie lives in Corpus Christi.
Wife Kathy is a long time employee of WPISD. David
also owned a feed store for many years in Terrell.
He recently retired from the fire department
after 28 years, the last 13 serving as a captain and
this past summer, he sold his business in Terrell.
I caught David one morning relaxing with a hot
cup of Starbucks coffee, his favorite blend and the
When asked what he does these days for
fun, he said, “I just enjoy life. I mess around with
my horses and I do what I need to do around the farm
and I just take it easy”. His proudest moment since
graduation was to see his children graduate from college.
David says that he has no regrets. David Laney’s life
in five words or less ... good, life is good.
David Laney’s High School Memories:
1) How do you remember WPHS? School was fun, sometimes
cruel, but that happens in any school.
2) What was a fun Saturday night for you back then?
Getting out and having a good time. Riding the streets.
3) What is a fun Saturday night for you now?
Most of the time we stay at home. Kathy and I go to
the A&M games or sometimes we go out for dinner.
4) Funniest thing you remember about high school?
Funny? Nothing comes to mind.
5) Proudest moment in high school? Graduation.
6) A secret that we never knew?
I was shy.
7) Who did you have a crush on and they never knew
I liked all the girls.
8) Ever cheat on a test?
Yes, I was in Coach Carter’s class!
9) Who was your best friend?
10) What's the craziest thing that you two ever did
Everything that we did was crazy, it was Steve.
11) Favorite teacher?
12) What did that teacher teach you that wasn't in
13) Biggest regret?
Not applying myself in school.
14) Very best moment in WPHS?
It was all good.
15) If you could go back for a day, what would you
do different? I would have tried harder in everything,
Martha Pirtle hard at work at Bruce and Human Drug
worked there for a few months and loves it! She
was in the 7th grade in ‘65/’66 and her link to
that year? Martha was little sister to two high
school students, Mary, who was a sophomore, class
of ‘68 and Adelle, who was a freshman, class of
‘69. Hey Martha!
long ago I ran into Maxine Page working very hard
at Ben’s Mobil. Maxine’s link to ‘our’ year is that
she’s Sheila Barnes Barton’s mother. Sheila was
a senior in 65/66. Mom, Maxine lives in Wills Point
and has worked at Ben’s Mobil for many years. Sheila
is married to Blake, lives in Greenville, TX and
visits WP often. Hiddy Ho Maxine!
who I found barely working at Deen’s Implement?
JUST KIDDING of course! We ran across Buddy Blasingame,
class of ’69, hard at work when we were out and
about doing website business. His boss is Ted Deen
Jr.... class of ’71 who is Dianne Deen’s brother,
class of ’66, who is Roy Deen’s cousin, class of
’66, who is John Deen’s cousin, class of ’69 ....
all those Deen’s and all those WPHS alumni! Hello
Oct. 29 - Trick or
Treat on the Brick Streets of Wills
Point Saturday Morning, 10 - 12PM, Bring your Children
in Costume And stop by the downtown stores for treats!
VDF WILL HOST CARNIVAL
The Elmo Volunteer Fire Department will host the
annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 29.
There will be all sorts of festivities including
a costume contest for the kids. It starts at 7pm
and proceeds will benefit the Elmo VFD.
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WITH BIG WIN OVER EUSTACE 38-6
Kaufman Here Friday Night
Wills Point Tigers beat the Eustace Bulldogs 38-6
in the second win of their quest for the District
12 AAA Championship.
The Tigers have been concerned about
going into every district ball game but the kids
went out and did a great job”, said WPHS principal,
Coach Jim Lamb. They took an early lead shutting
the Bulldogs down with a score of 20-0 at the
end of the first half.
The Tigers ran the second half kickoff
back for a touchdown but missed the extra point
making the score 26-0. Eustace came back with
a TD in the third quarter but missed their extra
point leaving them with a 26-6 score. Then the
Tigers answered with two more scores making the
final score 38-6. Coach
Lamb says, “It was a good game, they played great
This takes the team to 2 and
0 in their district beating Crandall and Eustace.
Coach Lamb said, “The next game for
the team is a big one. They play Kaufman who is
also undefeated. The Tigers cannot make mistakes
because Kaufman will be pumped to win district
but if they play like they’ve been playing, our
team has a very good chance of winning.” When
asked what he thought about the Tiger team, Coach
Ken Davis said the he believes that if they play
like they played against the Commerce team, they
will go all the way. Wills Point beat Commerce
Coach Jim Lamb said, “This will be
a very big game for Wills Point and Friday night
is Parents Night. We want our Tiger fans to fill
up the stadium!
They play the Kaufman Lions Friday
night at Ken Autry Davis Field. Kickoff is at
Bit of Trivia...
June 1966 NOW is created.
The National Organization for Women (NOW)
is founded with the stated purpose of bringing
‘women into full participation in the mainstream
of American society’.
About NOW Today -- It is the largest
organization of feminist activists in the United
States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and
550 chapters in all 50 states and the District
of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's
goal has been to take action to bring about equality
for all women.
NOW works to eliminate discrimination
and harassment in the workplace, schools, the
justice system, and all other sectors of society;
secure abortion, birth control and reproductive
rights for all women; end all forms of violence
against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia;
and promote equality and justice in our society.
If you would like to read about an early women's
rights advocates in Wills Point, read about Mrs.
McGee in "Early
Wills Point News."
of the Week...
A foursome of senior golfers hit the course with waning
enthusiasm for the sport. "These hills are getting
steeper as the years go by," one complained. "These
fairways seem to be getting longer too," said one
of the others. "The sand traps seem to be bigger than
I remember them too," said the third senior. After
hearing enough from his Senior buddies, the oldest,
and the wisest of the four of them at 87 years old,
piped up and said, "Just be thankful we're still on
the right side of the grass!"
feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape,
so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness
club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics
class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped
up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the
time I got my leotards on, the class was over.
SLUGGER WITH GRANDMA FROM CLASS OF '68
little guy’s name is Brennen. He is the son of Cindy
and Kenneth Mislivets' oldest daughter Kristi and
husband Greg of Atlanta, Georgia.
Brennen is making quite a name
for himself in the little league baseball world.
This year he was named to the Atlanta All Star Team
in his first year to play baseball and is only seven
years old. His coaches are astounded by his athletic
ability due to his small size (32 lbs) and he is
the talk of Atlanta.
Coaches say that he is faster than
any team member and is good in any position. His
preference is pitching but he also enjoys third
base. When he is playing, he keeps people in the
stands cheering and on their feet.
Little Brennen's dream is to become
an Atlanta Brave and who knows – it could happen.
He sure has a great start! Kenneth (class of ’65)
and Cindy (Moses, class of ’68) have lived in South
Carolina for the past twelve years. His great-grandmother,
Ferrel Mislivets lives in Wills Point.
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