CHOSEN AS FHA BEAU
BY HOMEMAKING GIRLS
Future Homemakers of American met on Friday to elect
their FHA Beau for the 1965-66 school year.
The boys selected to run for FHA Beau
were Steve Dewees, Roy Deen, Snookie Curtis, C.W.
Wilson, John Shepard, Steve Steadham, Charles Brannon,
Dickey Mullin, James Hall, John Deen, Jimmy Langford,
Charles Cannefax, Bruce Miracle and Chuck Allen.
Each homemaking class voted by secret
ballot which were turned in to Mrs. Evelyn Roberts,
sponsor. The parliamentarian, Kathy Boston, and the
sergeant-at-arms, Barbara Shelby, counted the votes.
A run-off between Steve Dewees and Roy
Deen was held on Monday with Roy winning the title.
ELECTS PEGGY VINSON
FFA elected a sweetheart, a vice-president, and a
student council representative Tuesday morning, October
5 at it’s second yearly meeting.
John Conn was elected to serve as vice-president
and Ronnie McFarland was elected student council representative.
Peggy Vinson was elected as the FFA Sweetheart for
the 1965-66 year.
The District IV meeting was held in Grand
Saline Wednesday, October 6. The boys attending were
Glen Holt voting delegate, Cecil Adams, Win Murrey,
Mike Sprague, and John Conn.
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Fairlanes, Falcons—even Thunderbirds... now at year-end
Please Paula: I have a very bad problem.
I am very timid. I like to talk to boys but I can’t
think of anything to say. Whenever I get around boys,
I’m nervous and all thumbs. I am even nervous around
other girls sometimes. How can I overcome my timidness?
Dearest Timid: I understand timid people,
you just haven’t been pushed into things, you only
do them when they are necessary. If you would just
let yourself go and walk up to boys and girls and
say “hi” or “hello,” you would finally get the hang
of not being shy. If you’ve got a shy personality,
be proud of it. Some girls just aren’t shy enough.
A shy girl is usually always a little more feminine
than one that’s got the gaul to mix with boys and
girls. Just don’t ever forget you are a lady and everything
will be OK –
Yours truly, Please Paula
Carolyn does Tommy know about that other guy in journalism?
Janet Baker, who is your new boyfriend
Dewees was sick last week!
Linda Hitt, did you still think the grasshopper
you dissected Monday was artificial after you squeezed
The Tattler wonders if Mrs. Strawn has
trouble with rubber bands in Journalism?
Chuck, did you have fun Wednesday night
playing “cops and robbers” with the Actions Girls?
Dale’s new title is “chronic car wrecker.”
Some of the high school kids are really
thinking ahead. They are already wearing “Beat Jefferson”
Sundy Mayfield, were you really serious
when you said you jumped out of the hospital window?
Did the third period civics class have
fun collecting their political cartoons?
Bo-Bo Soap is Coach Carter’s latest nickname.
Polly and Paula have a bad habit of sitting
in the floor before English class.
Roy, can’t you afford a ribbon or do
you just think your art talent is better?
Looks like John Shepard found his senior
Nelda has a lot of trouble getting stuck
on the tops of lockers while putting posters up.
Dianne and Ronnie’s latest pastime, flipping
Libby, how many ditches did you hit last
Joe Dempsey it is a good thing that Coach
Carter taught you how to do push ups.
Janet Geddie has quite a problem every
time she uses her turn indicator, her horn honks!
The word is going around that Brenda
Hodge likes ‘younger men.”
Candy Flowers, how do you pronounce TOMATO?
Wendy Conn, is it true you couldn’t figure
out the picture you drew in Geometry?
The Tattler heard that Mr. Massey was
one of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders.
A last word: Dianne Dewees, you weren’t
supposed to hit Nelda in the pep rally skit!
Sophia Loren and George Peppard share a love affair
against a background of espionage during World War
II in Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s “Operation Crossbow,”
suspenseful spy drama in panavision and color. The
new movie shows Sunday and Monday at the Majestic
asked the question, “What is your idea of a true friend,”
these were a few of the responses.
Jeanie James – My idea of a true
friend is one that will let me copy their paper.
Debbie Murrey – My best friend
would be nice, neat, and a boy. He would be taller
than me and a football star, and have a neat car.
Mike Smith (Soph) – A person who
will lend you his car, money, his girl, his comb,
his home work. He will give you food, shelter, and
clothes off his back. That is a good friend.
Pat Frost – A best friend is a
person who knows your true personality and still likes
Debra Wright – The definition
of my best friend is she’s sweet, intelligent, kind,
and studious. She takes participation in anything
in which she’s acceptable. She’s also neat in appearance.
Emerson Henderson – A best friend
is someone who does not try to steal your girl or
Nancy Holden – A best friend is
a person who won’t go behind your back and say something
about you. One who shares problems and understands.
One you enjoy being with.
Suzanne Lingold – A handsome boy
with a blue ford.
Peggy Massey – My idea of a true
friend is one that will loan me money when I need
Pam Parker – To me a best friend
is someone whom you can rely on when you are in need
of help or companionship. Someone who will try to
comfort you. Someone who won’t lie to you or talk
about you behind your back. A best friend is someone
you can have a lot of fun with, not someone to hurt
or offend you. That is what a best friend is to me.
IS EMPHASIZED FOR
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
the students of Wills Point High School, personal
appearance and proper attire are to be given foremost
consideration. The students dress neatly and cleanly
and their apparel is appropriate. Jeans, slim jims,
shorts, etc. are not considered appropriate attire
for girls, nor does the school condone the use of
hairnets or curlers. Girls may wear jeans or slacks
on Friday, or during foul weather, such as snow, sleet,
or freezing temperature. Masculine hair styles are
kept short and becoming. If the hair is not cut short
it is the principal’s responsibility to take disciplinary
action. The responsibility of each student is to show
good sportsmanship at every school activity. It is
also their duty to keep the school grounds neat and
clean during school and at activities.
Tiger of the Week!
Our tiger of the week is Ann Mitchell, class
of 1969. Most of you remember her as Ann Furrh. I
stopped by Mitchell Engineering just as she was coming
in from the grocery store with a gallon of milk and
after putting it in the fridge, we sat down to ‘catch’
As you all know, Ann was one of the smarter
students in school and graduated as the Valedictorian
of her class.
After graduation she headed off to East Texas State
University and four years later she received her degree.
The very next month, in June of ’73, she married sweetheart
Larry Mitchell. They moved back to the Wills Point
area and for a short time Ann worked at the WP Chronicle.
Then for the next ten years or so, she worked for
Bob and Sue Brown in their insurance business.
In July 1984 Ann and husband Larry opened a
telecommunication engineering business in Wills Point
and they are both still very actively involved with
it. They welcomed their first son, Scott, in November
1984 and then son Colin joined the family in January
1986. Scott is currently a junior at Texas A&M and
Colin (who followed in Mom’s footsteps and was also
a WPHS Valedictorian) is a sophomore at the University
of Texas at Austin.
When asked about retirement she says that there
are ‘no plans’. She enjoys the business and will most
likely work until she’s tired of it. When retirement
begins, her plans are to stay in this area but hopes
that she and Larry will be able to do some traveling.
Interests and hobbies include playing tennis with
the Wills Point league on Monday nights and gardening.
She is a Sunday school teacher and is involved with
many church activities and of course, she loves to
When asked what her proudest moments have been
in life since school she says that it has to be ‘watching
my children grow up and seeing their accomplishments’.
She is a very proud Mom. In life, she has no regrets.
My life has been good. Ann Furrh Mitchell’s life in
five words or less --- “Blessed, I’ve been very
Ann’s High School Memories.
1.) How do you remember WPHS?
I had so much fun. As a freshman, we all looked up
to the older kids and we thought that they were really
cool. I had a great time.
2.) What was a fun Saturday night for you back then?
Just riding around. Cruising and going to the Majestic.
I still love to go to that show.
3.) What is a fun Saturday night for you now? Going
to the boy’s college football games. We have season
tickets to the A&M games so we go to a lot of them.
We go to many of the UT games too.
4.) Funniest thing you remember about WPHS? Dress
up day at school was fun. We all dressed up in western
clothes and then we didn’t have school all day. We
played games and just did nothing. That was great
5.) Your proudest moment in high school? Being
Valedictorian my senior year.
A secret that we never knew?
I can’t think of secrets that I had.
7.) Who did you have a crush on and they never knew
about it? Mickey Blake Robertson.
8.) Did you ever cheat on a test? No!
9.) Who was your best friend?
10. What’s the craziest thing that you two ever did
together? I can’t think of anything that we did
that was ‘crazy’. We were really good.
11. Who was your favorite teacher? Mr. Roberts.
12. What did that teacher teach you that wasn’t in
a book? Leadership and how to think for myself.
13. Your biggest regret? I think that I would have
liked to be a cheerleader so I guess that I regret
never trying out for that.
14. Your very best moment in high school? When
I chosen Football Sweetheart. What a great honor!
15. If you could go back for a day, what would you
do different? I was too serious in high school.
If I could go back, I would enjoy it more.
the ‘man with the plan’, the ‘coach with the most’
... well ok, I’m not a poet. You all know this dapper
looking fellow! Yes, it’s Coach Ken Autry Davis
at Ken Autry Davis field Friday night watching the
Tigers. He was cheering the boys on to victory but
alas it was not meant to be. He sure thinks that
they are a good team though! Of course you all know
that he was the man who led us to the state championship
in ’65. Hello Coach! We love seeing you!
lady in pink is Kelly Deen doing a ‘do’ at her shop,
Kelly Deen & Co. This pretty lady is married to
Roy Deen, #21, quarterback of the ’65 State Champs
and class of ‘66! You might not believe it to look
at her but she’s been known to do some serious team
roping. They have two little Tigers in school, Clay
who throws a mean fastball, he’s 11 years old and
Jana, a high school gal who I hear is a very good
volleyball player! Howdy Kelly!
was in the grocery store the other day and as I
was walking out I turned to see someone who looked
very familiar. Yes, it was Doris Nell Warren Moore,
class of ‘71! Doris Nell has lived in WP since high
school. She works part time and is married to Mac,
a real nice fellow from Oklahoma. Her link to the
champs year? Her brother Jimmy, class of ’68. Good
to see ya, Doris Nell!
is in the water at the Crosby house? Kay Laney just
never gets older. What is the deal with that? She
was at the football game watching her granddaughter
cheer on the Tigers and I just had to get her picture!
Kay is sister to David Laney, #26 on the ’65 Champs
team, class of ’66. When she’s not ‘at the game’,
you can find her carrying on her mother Fay’s Beauty
Salon. It’s one of the oldest businesses in town!
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are very proud of our band program and the high
level of achievement that they have attained."
said John Young. The contest show this season
was Music of a Day. Original music written by
Key Poulan. The show is about how music fits in
our hectic and crazy life. From morning going
to work, a relaxed lunch, and the rush hour traffic
is Wills Point being 'torn down'? The old
McKnight house on O'Neal Street is being dismantled.
I can't figure out why these great old places keep
being discarded! It's places like these that give
our little town it's personality. I remember when
Ricky, Greg, James and Cindy were all growing up in
that house and I sure hate to see it go!
Bit of Trivia...
7/2/65 – Operation Rolling
Thunder Begins Johnson approves Operation Rolling
Thunder in February 1965 believing that a program
of limited bombing in North Viet Nam will deter
support for Vietcong.
Operation Rolling Thunder was a frequently
interrupted bombing campaign that began on 24
February 1965 and lasted until the end of October
During this period U.S. Air Force and Navy
aircraft engaged in a bombing campaign designed
to force Ho Chi Minh to abandon his ambition to
take over South Vietnam. The operation began primarily
as a diplomatic signal to impress Hanoi with America’s
determination, essentially a warning that the
violence would escalate until Ho Chi Minh "blinked,"
and secondly it was intended to bolster the sagging
morale of the South Vietnamese. The Johnson administration
also imposed strict limits on the targets that
could be attacked, for China and the Soviet Union
were seen as defenders of communism who might
intervene if the North Vietnamese faced defeat.
Consequently, the administration tried to punish
the North without provoking the two nations believed
to be its protectors.
When Rolling Thunder failed to weaken the
enemy’s will after the first several weeks, the
purpose of the campaign began to change. By the
end of 1965, the Johnson administration still
used air power as an attempt to change North Vietnamese
policy, but bombing tended to be directed against
the flow of men and supplies from the North, thus
damaging the enemy militarily while warning him
of the danger of greater destruction if he maintained
the present aggressive course. Rolling Thunder
continued for three years.
of the Week...
Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came
up to the very elderly widow and asked, "How old was
your husband?" "98," she replied. "Two years older
than me." "So you're 96," the undertaker commented.
She responded, "Hardly worth going home, is it? ---
elderly woman decided to prepare her will and told
her preacher she had two final requests. First, she
wanted to be cremated, and second, she wanted her
ashes scattered over Wal-Mart. "Wal-Mart?" the preacher
exclaimed. "Why Wal-Mart?" "Then I'll be sure my daughters
visit me twice a week."
Treats from Halloween!
is Kolby, son of Ricky and Tammy and grandson
of Sharon (Warner) McEnturff and husband Raymond.
He is two years old and has three older sisters,
Jayme, Jaycie and Jayla. He was a little pirate
and I can tell you first hand, he was a good
is 10 years old and is a little dancer. She
has been in dance since the age of two and
in dance competition for the last four years.
Her MawMaw calls her Ms. Happy Feet! Chelsey
also plays soccer and is now interested in
Justin is three years old. He likes dinosaurs
and of course horses. Justin says that Trigger,
the pony, is his best friend and he loves
him. He likes being a cowboy and riding Trigger.
Jacob is a newborn, only five days old! He
weighed 7lbs 13oz at birth. If you ask brother
Justin about his baby brother he will tell
you that "he sleeps and poops". Parents Gynnie
Lynn and Jeremy are their proud parents. Mom
and Dad were best friends in school from the
8th grade. These three cuties are the grandchildren
of Pam Parker Smith, class of '68. Their mom,
Gynnie Lynn is Pam's daughter. She says that
son-in-law Jeremy is her 'hero' because when
she has problems with the computer, he knows
just what to do!
is Wendy Conn Kerr (class of '68) and her
son Ryan at a Halloween party. Ryan is 20
years old and a graduate of Lake Highlands
High School. He is currently attending Richland
College and works at St. Bernards Sports in
Dallas. He is a snowboader and loves attending
concerts, especially country artists. This
picture was taken at her company Halloween
party. Wendy says that he has on a 'Joe Dirt
wig' and that is NOT his real hair!
ANNUAL PET SPOOKTACULAR HELD
Kip Wingo’s Van Zandt Animal Care Center and
Pet Resort held it’s 2nd annual pet
‘spooktacular’ event on Saturday, October
22 from 1pm till 4pm. Activities included
pet costume contest, hot air balloon rides,
door prizes, pet adoption and pet photography.
About 15 contestants were entered in the pet
costume event with Mosley, a pomeranian and
Beannie, a blue heeler winning the blue ribbon
for 1st place. They were dressed like Dr.
Wingo and Dr. Ennis and their owners are the
Mauldins of Wills Point. Second place went
to a little dog dressed like a Hawaiian dancer
and third place went to ‘Precious’, the pit
bull. Dimmy, the Chinese pug, sure enjoyed
all the festivities! Everyone seemed to have
a woof-tastic time!
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