OF PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT
BY BAY CITY SCHOOL
AT THE NEW COURT HOUSE, ON
SATURDAY NIGHT, MAY 9, 
by Shirley L. Brown from the May 7, 1896, issue of the Bay City
Admission, 25 cents; Children
5 to 10 years old, 10 cents; under 5, free.
The proceeds will be used by
the trustees to pay for furniture and necessary apparatus for the
school. Doors open at 7:30; Curtain will rise at 8, sharp.
The program requires about two
hours time, and friends are asked to kindly be punctual, that the little
ones may not be kept till they get sleepy, nor disturbed in their
performance by late comers.
The seats are elegant opera
chairs, the room is large and airy, and everything will be done to
secure perfect comfort.
At the conclusion of the entertainment the ladies of the Bay City Cooking Club will give an ice cream supper at the old court house for the benefit of the new church.
Tenth Grade—Miss Whitfield, teacher: Eula Barber, Anita Hill, Claudie Howard, Mae LaSage, Grace Moore, Francis Poole, Donie Sisk, Loula Walker. Attendance for grade 98 7-11
Whitfield, teacher: Joe Wilner, Frank Bruno. Percent of attendance,
Grade—Miss Brigham, teacher: Norria Linn, Emma Schaedel, DeWitt Lee,
Paul Lewis, Foster Milner, Claudie Sanborne. Per cent of attendance,
Grade—Miss Hightower, teacher: Cleveland Lee, Callie Bruno, Walter
Winston. Per cent of attendance, 95 2-3
Campbell, teacher: Norma Linn, Emma Schaedel, DeLouise Linn, Ethel
Miller, Marie Terese Moore, Maudie Poole, Yetta Widodsky, Maggie
Smith, Cottrell Brooks, Henry Gaedcke, Raleigh Sanborne. Per cent of
attendance, 93 1-2
Blair, teacher: Grace Benge, Dewey Bell, Lillie Mae Barnett, Bertha
Clark, Charlie Davidson, Kizer Laurentz, Gladys Lee, Carrie Imhauser,
Isabel McDonald, Izora Toups, George Sutherland, Levi Swinford,
Malcom Staggs. Per cent of attendance 95 1-4
Grade—Miss Maggie Conger, teacher: Blanche Arnold, Erin Arnold,
Ethel Haeckman, Jewel Morris, Madge Morris, Hattie Owens, Hamilton
Savage, T. T. Riley, Lavolla Toups, John White. Per cent of
attendance, 99 1-2
Grade—Miss Lillie Miller, teacher: Carrie Lee Hicks, Elmore Hawkins,
Charles Burkholder, Eugenia Dantzler, Dick Gaines, Catherine
Holland, Lonnie Melville, Lucile Savage. Per cent of attendance, 94
Minnie Hutchings, teacher: Bessie Cloar, Hattie Culver, Zelma
Frederick, Marie Kennedy, Larra Phillips, T. C. Cash, Geo. Conger,
Donald Moore. Per cent of attendance, 75
Ethel Hightower, teacher: Savage Cartwright, Jim Carr, Alice Conger,
Ramond Greenwood, Nina Grace, Lillie Linn, Alice Owens. Per cent of
Grade—Miss Carrie Stewart, teacher: Leona Green, Kathryn Eidman,
Clifford Davis, Birdie Anderson, Marguerite Lee Eardeem Smith,
Carrie Frederick, Minnie Taylor, Carrol Morrison, Louise Poole,
Sidney Wright. Per cent of attendance 88
Grade—Miss Gypsie Harper, teacher: Harry Clark, Frank Gartrell, Jim
McKelvy, Ruell Head, Gloria Norvell, Virginia Laurentz. Per cent of
The ninth and tenth grades were entitled to the monthly half-holiday, which is given to the room making the highest percentage on attendance.
The book was given to Callie Bruno, he having made the highest average on attendance, deportment and work, in the seventh grade.
The school is
moving along nicely in every way. We are indebted to Congressman
Burgess for sending a number of ornamental trees for the school
grounds. The different grades have planted them. We would be glad to
get a few more trees, and quite a few roses for planting. Let us
make the school grounds the most beautiful spot in Bay City.
T. Frizzell, Supt.
County News and Midcoast Farmer,
February 4, 1910
High School Honor Roll
Low First--Nellie Culver, Viola Parks, Willie Parks, Nola Arnold, Sidney Carr, Elizabeth Linn, Arthur Moore, Herwin Broughton, Dorothy Eidman, Parker Stinnett. Miss Mary Gates, teacher.
High First--Floyd Thompson, Carl Thompson, Clyde Cummings, David Follis, Mart McKelvey, Carlie Reid, Karl Slocum, Floyd Temple, Elbert Wilson, Orval Wainner, Ruby Anselin, Eunice Bond, Nettie Baker, Jewell Langham, Hattie Osborn, Gladys Winters, Thelma Head, Charlotte Haralson. Miss Bertha Wallace, teacher.
Low Second--Marion Gaines, Mamie Glover, Annie Lou Gartrell, Margaret Mearns, Lillian Martin, Doris Phillips, Grace Cone, Lenoir Bell, Randolph Cox, Sidney Eidman, Earl Fields, Leslie Cloar, Sam Hogans. Miss Carrie Stewart, teacher.
High Second--Merle Wainner, Ruby Winters, Violet Burkholder, Dorothy Brooks, Rosina Imhauser. Miss Carrie Salley, teacher.
Low Third--Katherine Eidman, Leona Green, Minnie Tyler, Margaret Poague, Louise Poole, Lucy Vandiver, Freda Klein, Regina Ryman, Stidam Greenwood, Louis Burkholder, Lawrence Selfridge, Johnnie Ohleson, Mack Cartwright. Miss Katherine Cookenboo, teacher.
Low Fourth--Ed Castleton, Alice Owens, John Benedict, Donald Moore, Pearl Brady, Dora Anselin, Morris Davis, Neil Holman, Annie McDonald. Miss Annie Laurie Holman, teacher.
High Fourth--Hattie Culver, Bessie Cloar, Zelma Frederic, Ethel Head, Marie Kennedy, Lillie Linn, Eddie McLendon, Bernice Milner, Gloria Norvell, Elsie Richardson, Gladys Rice, Mae Tyler, Georgie Conger, Savage Cartwright, T. C. Cash, Markham Grover, Reuben Brown. Miss Maggie Conger, teacher.
Low Fifth--Hamilton Savage, Lillie Anselin, Laviola Toups, William Holman, John White, Ray Horn. Miss Annie Laurie Holman, teacher.
High Fifth--Carrie Lee Hicks, Luther Large, Elmore Hawkins, Irene Langham, Herbert Vandiver, Minnie Mangum, Lorene Melville, Hattie Owens, Lucile Savage, Ollie Taylor, Fred Wilson, Charlotte Jones?, Annie Berle? Dodd, Lewie Brown, Charles Burkholder, Frank Gaedcke, Claud Hamill. Miss Lillie Miller, teacher.
Sixth--Ethel Sisk, Eva Anderson, Theo. Garnett, Mattie Green, Carrie Imhauser, James Preddy, Austin Castleton, Susie Fields, Frances Brown, Willie Smith, Jesse Melville, Lillie May Barnett, Betha Clark, Alfrada Smith, Iszoria Toups, Florence Reid, Callie Carrington, Lera Cloar, Louise Linn, Ethel Miller, Ida Yeager, Dean Kendall, Esker McDonald. Misses Schaedel and Dixon, teachers.
Seventh Grade--M. Campbell.
Matagorda County Tribune,
February 3, 1911
Matagorda News, June 6, 1913
exercises of the Jeff Davis High School began Sunday with the
baccalaureate sermon which was preached by Rev. J. F. Carter at the
Methodist Church. The church which had been beautifully decorated by the
seniors and their friends, was well filled. Rev. Carter’s subject was
“The Best Place,” and his sermon very much appreciated by both class and
congregation. He was assisted by Rev. L. E. Selfridge. The choir gave
several numbers which were enjoyed by all. Then Mrs. Ford in her
pleasing way, sang by request, “Babylon.”
On Monday evening at eight o’clock, the Methodist church was again filled with relatives and friends of the seniors to witness the graduating exercises. Mrs. V. O. Ford, at the appointed hour, commenced the processional and the class came from the choir room led by Mr. J. Lane Holman to their seats in the choir stand. The girls in their dainty white frocks never looking prettier, and the young men quite handsome pictures of promising young manhood.
Miss Moore also
received a scholarship in Southwestern University at Georgetown and one
to the Bay City Business College.
After a few remarks
by Prof. R. E. Scott, “Good-bye, Dear Old Stepstone, Good-bye” was sung
by Mrs. W. H. Stinnett, Miss Woolsey, Messrs. Thompson and Milner.
The graduating class
was as follows: Alberta Poage, Edith Armstrong, Jonathan Lane Holman,
Jack Pitluk, Ola Anderson, Laurilie Moore, Creej? Brockman, Eleanor
Jones, Neppie Branch, Ruth Jepson, Valeria Sweeny.
The members of the
faculty so far as we have been able to ascertain will spend their summer
vacation as follows:
Supt. R. E. Scott will teach in the Palacios Summer Normal, commencing June 15th.
Prov. O. T. Ryan will keep books for the Bay City Rice mills.
Prof. C. R. Miller will attend the summer school of the University of Colorado.
Miss Louisville Marshall, will summer in Palacios.
Miss Tenie Holmes will attend the summer school at Baylor University.
Mrs. R. E. Scott and
children spend summer among relatives in Eastern Texas.
and Midcoast Farmer,
June 12, 1914
The students who
are away attending school have about all returned to feast with
fathers and mothers during the holidays.
Those who have
returned and the schools they attend are as follows:
perhaps others, but The Tribune has not learned their names.
December 24, 1914
The city schools
closed Thursday afternoon for ten days holiday, and the teachers
will have a period of respite from their labors.
Stewart left for her home at Hughes Springs, in Northeast Texas.
Miss Grace Keese spends the week with her parents in Lockhart, Miss
Buel will be the guest of friends in Houston. Miss Annie B.
Sutherland goes to her home in Floresville. Miss Cecile Lawrence
spends the week in San Antonio with relatives and friends. Miss Lou
Carter goes to Elgin to enjoy Christmas dinner with homefolks. Miss
Allie Hazel has gone to spend the week with friends at San
Augustine. Miss Olga Grete goes to Castel. Prof. A. A. Aldridge will
Xmas at Crockett, Prof. E. C. Miller with his parents at Corpus
Christi, and Prof. T. L. Smith with his host Superintendent Scott in
the best town ever. Mrs. R. E. Scott, Misses Tenie Holmes, Elizabeth
Gilbert, Lillian Moffett, Mamie Gusman, Mamie Schaedel and Tommie
Woolsey and Miss O’Neal will spend their holidays with their
homefolks in this city, and to each and all the News-Farmer
extends wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. They
Gilbert, principal of Bronson School in Victoria, arrived Saturday
to spend two weeks with her parents, the Victoria schools closing
last Friday for the holidays.
Baker of Blessing Schools has come to be with her mother for the
Conger from the San Antonio Schools, Miss William Conger, Miss
Maudie Poole of the Wadsworth school, are also among the home-comers
for a happy week with the homefolks.
Miller in the Hearne school, and Miss Iszoria Toups of Ashwood, Miss
Lottie Ware of Cook’s Island, are with homefolk.
Hester, of Palacios School, is spending the week with her sister,
Mrs. R. E. Scott.
Harris, teaching in Brazoria county, is spending Christmas with her
sister Mrs. Chas. Tew.
County News and Midcoast Farmer,
December 25, 1914
Bay City Public
School will close a successful year at the end of this week.
Unfortunately financial conditions caused a hurt to the school in
having a number of the pupils quit three weeks before the close, but
it is hoped that they will not lose their place in the order of
exercises will begin with the baccalaureate sermon at the Opera
House Sunday morning, by Rev. Colby D. Hall.
class is as follows: Esker McDonald, president; Miss Jane Ninde,
secretary-treasurer; Miss Kathryne Bryan Linn, class historian;
Misses Estella Lucille Sutherland, Effie Florence William, Corrine
Leanora Millican, Julia Antoinette Meece, Sally Louise Linn, Mary
Terese Moore, Callie Carolyn Carrington, Helen Schwartz, Hazel
Virginia Lewis, Lera Ethel Cloar, Yetta Wigodsky, Ethel Miller,
Margaret Inez Wilson, salutatorian; Eva May Anderson, Ida May
Yeager, Lucille Lenoir Magill, class poet; Orville Nettie Smith, and
Messrs. Benjamin Harvey Hill, and Raleigh Sanborn, valedictorian.
evening, May 24, the class play, “A Scrap of Paper,” will be
presented at the Grand Opera House.
evening, May 25th the graduating exercises will be held.
Dr. Fincher of Houston will make the graduating address.
The class colors
are green and white and the class flower, the white rose.
County News and Midcoast Farmer,
May 21, 1915
The Board of Trustees.
W. E. Austin......Term expires 1919
Thos. H. Lewis..Term expires 1919
J. E. Simons......Term expires 1919
W. D. Wilson.....Term expires 1918
Bon H. Smith.....Term expires 1918
Joe Mangum.....Term expires 1918
A. B. Head.........Term expires 1919
Officers of the Board.
W. E. Austin.....................President
J. E. Simons...........Vice-President
Thos. H. Lewis.................Secretary
W. H. Butler............Superintendent
Finance--W. D. Wilson, chairman; Thos. H. Lewis, A. B. Head.
Rules, Regulation and Course of Study--Thos. H. Lewis, chairman; Dr. J. E. Simons, W. D. Wilson.
Building and Repairs--Bon Smith, chairman; Dr. J. E. Simons, Joe Mangum.
The regular meeting will be held on the first Tuesday of each month in Judge Austin's office at 4:15 p. m.
Special meetings will be held whenever called by the president of the board.
Teachers' regular meetings will be held at the High School building, at 9 a.m. at the end of each scholastic month.
Primary, Intermediate and High School teachers and entire faculty meetings will be held at the call of the superintendent.
Regular institute will be held at Wharton, September 3 to 7, inclusive, in co-operation with the teachers of several adjoining counties and independent school districts.
School opens Monday, September 10.
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 29.
Christmas vacation begins Saturday, December 22.
School opens after holidays, Wednesday, January 2.
Washington's Birthday, Friday, February 22.
School closes Friday, May 17.
Commencement sermon Sunday, May 19.
Commencement address and graduation exercises Monday, May 20.
Rooms opened for pupils at 8:30 a.m.
Primary, first and second grades, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Primary, third and fourth grades, 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Intermediate, 8:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. and 1:05 pm. to 3:20 p.m.
3:20 p.m. - 4 p.m. is reserved for literary work, study hall, conference periods with pupils, and extra laboratory work for High School students.
W. H. Butler, M. A., superintendent.
R. J. Alsup, principal, science and manual training.
C. C. Terry, mathematics.
Miss Virginia O'Neal, English.
J. A. Fry, History.
Miss Gladys Tingle, B. A., Latin and German.
Miss Stella Esry, domestic science.
Miss Viola Middlebrook, B. A., supernumerary.
J. J. Fry, principal, history.
Miss Stella Esry, science, etc.
Miss Laura Bowman, reading, etc.
Miss Viva Womack, English, etc.
Miss Tenie Holmes
Miss Daisy Cookenboo
Mrs. Mary B. Parris
Miss Mamie Gusman
Miss Julia Krause
R. M. Gannon, principal.
Mrs. Fannie Sisk
Mrs. Charlsie Miles.
O. E. Gleck.
A. J. Hilliard, principal.
J. W. Gafford.
City Board of Examiners.
W. H. Butler, M. A., superintendent.
R. L. Alsup, principal of High School
J. A. Fry, principal of Grammar School.
The Bay City High
School is affiliated with the State University and other State
colleges. It has complete laboratory, manual training and domestic
science departments. It is a first-class school in every particular
and ranks A 1.
The prospector who regards the schooling of his children as one of his duties in life is referred to our schools with pleasure and a consciousness of the fact that he can find no better in the State of Texas
Tribune, September 21, 1917
The faculty for Bay City high school for 1918-19
with their present assignment. Assignments are subject to change
when the superintendent thinks best:
Matagorda County Tribune, September 20,
The faculty for
Bay City high school for 1918-19 with their present assignment.
Assignments are subject to change when the superintendent thinks
September 28, 1918
Mss Tenie Holmes,
(a) Miss Tenie Holmes, Bay City
(b) Miss Beryl Bell, Wadsworth
(a) Miss Pearl Love, Bay City
(b) Miss Maney Vest, Bay City
(a) Miss Mamie Gusman, Bay City
(b) Miss Marie Kennedy, Bay City
(a) Miss Valera Sweeney, Bay City
(b) Miss Edith Armstrong, Markham
Mr. E. G. Horger,
(a) Miss Claribel Carrington, Caldwell
(b) Miss Onella Morrison, Gatesville
(a) Miss Alma Ashby, Henderson
(b) Mrs. R. M. Wynne, Bay City
(a) Mrs. E. G. Horger, Georgetown
(b) Miss Vida Monroe, Grenville
High School Department
Mr. James Luther,
Science--Mr. James Luther, Palacios
History--Miss Juanita Davis, Wharton
English--Miss Marion Arnold, Killeen
Latin--Miss Eunice Justice, Huntsville
Spanish--Miss Louella Morgan, Georgetown
Mathematics--Mrs. C. S. Eidman, Bay City
Buck's Bayou School
Miss Gussie McLendon,
The assignment for
grade 1b has not yet been definitely determined. Any change in
assignments will be announced through the Tribune.
W. E. Moreland, Supt.
The Bay City Public Schools will open September 7th, with the following faculty:
High School Department: E. O. Hutchinson, Principal, Science; R. H. Goodwin, Coach and Science; Miss Keye Morgan, Spanish; Miss Mauldine Graham, Latin; Miss Janet Bogardus. English; Miss Theo Monihan, History; Miss Elizabeth Thompson, Mathematics.
Grammar School Department: Monroe Mayhew, Principal, Science; Mrs. R. W. Wynne, Mathematics; Miss Lillian Brown, English; Miss Syble Bass, Geography; Miss Mildred Vaughan, History; Miss Mary Laslie, Reading.
Primary Department: Miss Tenie Holmes, Principal, First Grade; Miss Onella Morrison, First Grade; Miss Peal Love, Second Grade; Miss Maney Vest, Second Grade; Miss Mamie Gusman, Third Grade; Miss Bessie Senour, Third Grade; Miss Beryl Bell, Fourth Grade; Miss Valeria Sweeney, Fourth Grade.
Mexican School : Miss Louise Walters, Principal; Miss Consuelo Herrara
Matagorda County Tribune,
July 17, 1925
The graduating exercises of the Bay City High School will be held at the Baptist Church, Thursday evening, May 13, beginning at 8 o’clock.
program has been arranged:
Marylee Bell, Pauline Blair, Pearl Branstetter, Lorraine Bruce,
Jesse Lee Carr, Mary Elizabeth Cash, Lois Coffin, Esther Dienst,
Rosa Dopps, Katherine Fullingim, Lucille Harrison, Savanna Hawkins,
Andy Holman, Margaret Jackson, Edith Jones, Lois Lee, Mary Mallard,
Crawford Mearns, Irving Miller, Beatrice Morehead, Jesse Morre, Mott
Perry, Annie Porter, Bert Steves, Claude Stephens, Elizabeth Taylor,
Frances Taylor, Della Mae Truitt, Billy Vest, Lofton Watson, Dale
Welsby, Eugene Wilson, Helen Wood, Uri Yeamans
May 5, 1926
boys and girls received their grammar school diplomas:
Gordon Baggs, Alice Blair, Bert Carr, Katherine Cobb, Carl Gann,
Eugene Gordon, Vernon Fisher, G. P. Hardy, Alice May Harris, Jack
Head, Trixie Isaac, Katherine Klein, Ted Mangum, Dick Mallard, B. F.
Mock, W. A. Moore, Villa Mae Morehead, Geraldine McCay, Beal
McKelvy, Manford Noster, Nantie Pier, Sam Powell, Bertha Robinson,
Delmir Shaw, Brooksey Smith, Lenora Stephens, Laverne Secrest, Arley
Williams, Neils Thompson
May 5, 1926
Whisenhunt and his faculty were very buoyant over the beginning of
the 1927-28 school season.
hall was crowded to its capacity and the enrollment was more than it
has ever been. “The senior class,” Professor Whisenhunt states, “has
45 enrolled, the largest senior class Bay City High School has ever
had. “Too,” he continued, “of those 45 many are new students.”
It goes without
saying that the coming year will be a great success. In the past few
years Mr. Whisenhunt has made a formidable showing as executive and
has always had a competent faculty with him. Below is published a
list of the faculty and the respective classes. Some names are
familiar as teachers of the past year.
High School—H. B. London, principal, history and general science; Miss Keye Morgan, Spanish and history; Mrs. M. J. Early, Latin and history; Mrs. R. M. Wynne, mathematics; Miss Mary Lynn Stephenson, English; Miss Addie Pearl Nicholas, history and English; Earl Meharg, coach, science.
School—Miss Tenie Holmes, principal, first grade; Miss Cora Fallis,
first grade; Miss Maney Vest, second grade; Mrs. Roy Whisenhunt,
second grade; Miss Mamie Gusman, third grade; Miss Bessie Senour,
third grade; Miss Viva Grissom, fourth grade; Miss Pearl Love,
School—Miss Lois Lee, upper grades; Mr. I. D. Herrera, lower grades.
September 5, 1927
It was royal
this and royal that when the Junior class of the Bay City high
school entertained the Senior class and the officers of the
other classes of the county in their court at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. Erickson last evening. The court was beautifully
arranged within its moss covered walks inlaid with flowers. The
orchestra platform in the corner was most gorgeously prepared.
Jamie and his orchestra hiding behind the bows emitting tones of
Grissom, president of the Junior class, held a popularity class
to elect the queen of the May. The beautiful Miss Helen Wilson
received this honor and chose as her king, Mr. Maurice Reid. The
coronation of the royal highness was executed by Mr. C. A.
Vogelsang gave two beautiful vocal numbers, accompanied by Mrs.
E. J. Highley.
strains of the musical tones the senior girls waved the black
and gold streamers of the may pole.
unique feature of telegram writing on the program was an
enjoyment to all. The young ladies were handed telegrams with
the gentlemen’s names. To this certain young man she was to
write a telegram chronologically using letters in his name to
form words. Miss Beulah Erickson’s telegram to Mr. Roy
Whisenhunt was the winner.
Margaret Carr gave two excellent readings of her own
serving as letters a spelling match for speed and accuracy was
in order. Miss A. P. Nicholas scanned Noah’s masterpiece and had
J. Jack Spurgeon and Mrs. Wynne searching in vain for vowels
which weren’t there. Mrs. Wynne’s side edged out Mr. Spurgeon’s
human letters on the word heterogeneous.
Miss Marjorie Barber, president of the senior class, took the opportunity at this gesture to thank the Junior class for the affair which beyond a doubt surpasses anything ever before attempted in the school circle. To show the appreciation of her class. Miss Barber passed slips around to her class members to write farewell wishes to the class of ’29. Miss Sylvia Boney dropped the wishes in the old stone well not to be opened until next year, lest they would not come true.
delicious salad course was served, the grand march took place,
led by Mr. Guy Grissom, president of the Junior class, and Miss
Marjorie Barber, president of the Senior class. Marching in
line, favors were handed to the senior class.
To Miss Keye Morgan, sponsor of the junior class, belongs credit for the artistic arrangement of the affair. The Junior class is to be complimented for a reception of this character uniquely superb in its every phase.
May 2, 1928
The Bay City
High School will come to a close tonight although tomorrow marks the
end of the 1927-28 term. It has been a very successful year.
men and women will receive their diploma at the exercises which will
be held at the Methodist church tonight. The diplomas will serve to
advance them to higher institutions of learning. Many will take the
advantage while others will enter business colleges or the ordinary
walks of life without additional education.
tonight are: Jewell Anderson, Pearl Bailey, Marjorie Barber, Otis
Bickham, Sylvia Boney, Julie Branstetter, Marjorie Bruce, Candida
Casarez, Florence Clements, Dorrit Follis, Clifford Franzen, Nelle
Jewell Harris, Lila Ruth Howard, Constance Langham, Dollie Mae Lee,
Wallace Matthews, Marie Martin, Walter Mayer, Oscar Michna, Lois
Milby, Terence Pollard, Nellie Oliver, J. G. Secrest, Jr., Douglas
Shiver, Ora Lee Shiver, C. L. Smith, Irby Stinnett, Nawona Taylor,
Mae Walker, Frances Vest, Garland Watson, Helen Wilson
The program for
tonight’s exercises is as follows:
will have been written for the term the teachers will leave for
their various homes and the graduates, some of them, for summer
schools and other pursuits for the vacation months.
May 10, 1928
youngsters received their grammar school diplomas last night at the
Methodist church at the commencement program. Sixty-eight boys and
girls entering high school with a strong determination to end the
next four years with the same number. The church was filled with
parents and friends of those receiving their first diploma.
The program was
diplomas were: Ray Beth Pegram, Ione Stinnett, Arthur Harris, Mary
Beth Jackson, Elvira Richers, Florence Mae Alexander, Harold Amos,
Maude Bates, Hilma Boyd, Lloyd Bond, Carmen Boney, Roy Britt,
Woodrow Branstetter, Fred Broughton, Junior Clements, Jane Clements,
Margaret Clements, Thelma Creel, Mary Cleveland, Myra Combs, Duncan
Corbett, Emily Davis, Joseph Ducros, Richard Dudley, Margaret
Erickson, Dean Fortenberry, Joe Fryou, Edward Gaudet, Margaret
Gilmore, Louise Graham, Margaret Hagaman, Elaine Harper, Lillie
Hughes, Allie Mae Johnson, Frances Johnston, Ruth Jones, Evelyn
Kehrer, Ray Kogutt, Lucille Lee, Mont Loving, Fulton Lowe, Odell
McDonald, Beadle Moore, William Morehead, Lawrence New
May 10, 1928
The Bay City
school has a full complement of teachers who have been assigned as
Firman D. Ray, principal, science; Earl L. Meharg, Director of
Athletics, science; Mrs. M. J. Early, Latin and history; Mrs. Wynne,
mathematics; Mrs. J. W. Ingram, Spanish and history; Rosa Wilhott,
English; Fave Hightower, business administration; Addie Pearle
Nicholas, history and English
E. O. Posey, Principal, mathematics and history; Carmine Stone,
English; Martha Langham, mathematics; Inez Horne, science; Miss
Pierce, reading; Miss Christenberry, subject to assignment; Lucille
Frazier, physical and social science
September 9, 1929
commencement exercises of the Bay City High School are to be held at
the city auditorium on Thursday evening, May 22, 1930 at 8 o’clock.
Clarence Wharton, a prominent Houston attorney, will deliver the
address to the graduates.
The class has an
enrollment of thirty-one with twenty-nine in line for graduation.
The smallest graduating class in several years goes from our high
school this year but on the average class has a splendid scholastic
candidates for graduation:
Brinkley, Mamie Chambless, Kitty Cobb, Cleo Estlinbaum, Florence
Fortenberry, Selina Hiltpold, Pearle Huff, Laura Caroline Luder,
Irene Melbourn, Bertha McClaugherty, Nantie Pier, Laverne Secrest,
May 6, 1930
important of the high school social events of the year was the
junior-senior reception at the high school auditorium last evening.
The gala affair, depicting the George Washington Bi-Centennial was
acclaimed by the 150 present the most elaborate ever awarded a
graduating class by the undergraduates.
In the receiving
line were Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Hutcheson, Mrs. Early, Milton Bess,
president of the junior class; Henry Sherrer, president of the
senior class; Presley Graham, president of the freshman class;
Robert Wilkinson, president of the sophomore class; Miss Addie
beautifully arched canopy of red, white and blue streamers
scintillated the immense banquet table in the form of a huge “W,”
furthering the bi-centennial motif. Sentinels of American flags
flanked the wings of the “W” and an easel in the center of the flags
was a large picture of the father of our country flooded with lights
and draped in the colors of the country. Innumerable gorgeous floor
baskets of red calendulas, Queen’s lace and larkspur glistened in
the glow of red candles placed in blue tulle covered crystal holders
accentuating the motif.
Place cards on
George Washington mint cups assisted the many in finding their
places. At each plate was a George Washington paper napkin and an
eight-page program in red, white and blue giving pictorial accounts
of various phases in Washington’s life.
Mr. C. A.
Erickson acted as toastmaster. Rev. A. L. Haley asked the
Eddie Parma, of
the junior class, gave a most fitting toast to the graduates which
was responded by Miss Elvira Richers of the senior class.
A delicious four
course dinner, prepared by the Episcopal ladies, was served by the
sophomore and freshmen girls. The service girls wore beautiful
colonial wigs. Throughout the dinner music in accord with the scheme
was furnished by Mrs. Highley, Mrs. Serrill and Glen Ellis.
the A. G. Hilliard High School offered several vocal numbers with a
great finale by the chorus, “Carry Me Back to Old Virginia.”
piano solo was rendered by Miss Terese Lewis.
Mr. E. O.
Hutcheson, superintendent of the schools, gave a most inspiring talk
on the “Ideal of Washington.” He spoke of his moral courage, his
honesty and his reverence to God.
McNabb rendered in her charming manner a vocal selection, “Carry Me
Back to Old Virginia.” She was accompanied by Mrs. M. J. Early.
Miss Joyce Gillette gave a dance solo in which she carried the guests back to the days of long ago by her graceful interpretation of the Colonial dance.
The school song
was sung by the entire group.
this colorful and delightful affair were the seniors and junior
whose names appear as they were taken from the program.
Robert Anderson, Edward Baca, Fred Broughton, Garfield Calloway,
Haynie Cartwright, Bitsy Clements, June Clements, Joseph Ducros,
Margaret Erickson, Tom Ewing, Eloise Fondren, Joe Fryou, Edward
Gaudet, Margaret Gilmore, Louse Graham, Winnie Lee Horne, Raleigh
Huebner, Lera Hunt, Mary Beth Jackson, Evelyn Kehrer, Ray Kogutt,
Pete Kogutt, Lucille Lee, Fulton Lowe, Henry Mann, Wilbur McKelvy,
Beadle Moore, Alarah Morehead, Ray Beth Pegram, Exie Ratliff, Louise
Rhodes, Elivra Richers, L. W. Richers, Henry Sherrer, Joseph Stone,
Eleanor Sewell, Madeline Sewell, Ione Stinnett, Irby Marie Stinnett,
Doris Taylor, Clara Tolsky, George Wainner, Carrie Elizabeth Weller.
Wilburn Alexander, Ethel Bell, Milton Bess, Woodrow Branstetter, Roy
Britt, Hudson Castleton, Lillie Mae Chambliss, Alma Queen Chapman,
Mary Jean Cobb, Odell Dickey, Ruth Dopps, Ted Doubek, Susanna
Helmecke, Lura Hogden, Donald Jackson, Bert Kelley, Ivan Kelley,
Walter Lowe, Terese Lewis, Jim Martin, Frances McMahon, Evelyn
McNabb, Earl Mier, Freda Morehead, Laurence Newburn, Geneva Newman,
Eddie Parma, Jean Poole, Jesse Poole, Sara Porter, Ruby Ruth
Ratliff, Sarah E. Robertson, Jay Serrill, Hixie Sewell, Robert Lee
Sisk, Odie Sweeney, Omega Sweeney, Alma Tollison, Mary Vest, Lillie
Mae Weathers, Kathryn Williamson
besides the school faculty were Messrs. and Mesdames Robert Baker,
Albert Wadsworth, Louis Matchett, C. A. Erickson, Vance Porter, Mr.
Pegram, Mr. R. M. Wynne, Mr. Bill Ingram, Mrs. E. O. Posey, Mrs. E.
O. Hutcheson, Mrs. E. H. Highley, Mrs. Geo. Serrill, Mr. and Mrs.
Carey Smith, Jr., Mr. Glen Ellis,
girls who were so beautifully arrayed in their Colonial costumes
were Misses Frances Baker, Virginia Taulbee, Lucille Huebner,
Genevieve Richers, Sallie Bell, Hollice Bailey, Nora White, Helen
Margaret Loos of the freshman class and Misses Martha Jane DeLano,
Helen Greenberg, Audrey Pope, Lubia Kadebsky, Geraldine Livengood,
Pearl Anderson, Kitty King Corbett, Judith Gaedcke of the sophomore
arrangement were under the able direction of Miss Addie Pearle
Nicholas, Mrs. M. J. Early and Mrs. Bill Ingram.
May 11, 1932
members of the Bay City schools faculty have returned from their
enjoyable holiday visits with parents and relatives and resumed
January 4, 1934
Prof. E. R.
Alexander of A. & M. Delivers Address to Graduating Class of 1934.
young men and women received their diplomas from the Bay City High
School last evening at the high school gymnasium. The spacious
auditorium was filled with fathers, mothers, friends and schoolmates
to witness the final curtain drawn on a successful career for the
The invocation was made by Rev. Paul E. Engle. Bob Wilkinson delivered the salutatory address. Albert Wadsworth, Jr. rendered one of his muchly-enjoyed vocal solos.
Miss Erna Kuesel,
joint winner of the American Legion award, delivered an inspiring
something different than usually delivered at commencement
exercises, was delivered by Prof. E. A. Alexander of A. & M.
College. The professor quoted various statistics on different stock
exports from the United States and delved briefly on the possible
future of the graduates.
Supt. E. O.
Hutcheson awarded the diplomas to the thirty-three graduates, a list
of whom appears below.
awarded by Prin. E. O. Posey.
Father Joseph J. Coffey gave the benediction.
Friday, June 1, 1934
The faculty for
the public schools of Bay City has been completed for the 1934-35
school year. The following have been elected to positions in the
High School: E.
O. Posey, principal, Mrs. R. M. Wynne, Mrs. M. J. Early, Mrs. Keye
Ingram, Tom Driscoll, Beulah Erickson, Mary Louise Hightower,
Stanley Cernosek, Nan Shifflette Jefferson Davis Grammar School: H.
G. Williams, principal, Martha Langham, Lucille Frazier, Ella Lee
Pierce, Robert Andrews, Lucille Christenberry, Alberta Poage
Department: Miss Tenie Holmes, principal, Martha Moore, Neva
Christian, Constance Langham, Laverne Cobb, Mamie Gusman, Bess B.
Senour, Mrs. O. H. Gusman, Pearl Lane, Valeria Sweeney, LaVerne
July 5, 1934
The junior class highly entertained the seniors of '35 with a chicken barbecue Wednesday evening at six-thirty o'clock at Jack's Place, ten miles east of Bay City.
After the guests arrived, the delicious barbecued chicken, potato salad, pickles, bread and soda water was served
At 8:30 the guests were then invited to the Franklin Theater to see the show, "George White's Scandals of 1935."
Guests of the junior class were the fifty-seven members of the senior class. President of the freshman class Carol Anderson; president of the sophomore class, Shelton Breeden; faculty, consisting of
Matagorda County Tribune, May 9, 1935
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