Dyess, Arkansas Historical events
1939, April 26
“Dyess Eagle.” Volume 2, Number 8
Dyess Public Schools
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HONOR SENIORS ARE NAMED JOHN JUSTAS AND MARIE KERSEY WIN SCHOLSSTIC HONORS
John Justas has been named valedictorian of the year 1939 graduating class of Dyess High School with 16 ½ units and 55 grade points. His closest competitor was Marie Kersey, she claming the position of salutatatorian, with 51 grade points and 16 ½ units. Several other members of the senior class were close rivals of the above two. The highest ten ranking students are as follows: John Justus, Marie Kersey, Austin Mat Matlock, Margarette Keen, Roy Cash, William Baumez, Orine Owen, Hildreth Cox, Mary Ellen Waldrip, and Harold Humble. The commencement exercises will be held Friday, May 12. Short addresses will be given by the valedictorian and salutatorian at that time. The commencement speakers include the Reverend Joe Barton, who is connected with the Home Mission Board of the Baptist church in Atlanta, Georgia, and Doctor L. H. McDaniel of Tyronza. The latter will give the commencement address on Friday evening, May 12, in the high school auditorium, while Reverend Burton will preach the baccalaureate sermon on May 7, in the Community Building.
DYESS BAND WINS CONTEST RHYTHAM RAMBLERS WIN IN CONTEST AT PORTIA APRIL 8
Our string band, the "Delta Rhythm Ramblers" have honored themselves and their school by winning in the contest at Portia April 8. The district contest was a representation of nearly ever string and brass instrument as well as a contest of one act plays and voice. Entries from Dyess were Delta Rhythm Ramblers and Margaret Hall, who entered in voice. Margaret did not place but the preciseness of the Ramblers won for them first place and the privilege of entering the state contest at Little Rock, on May 15.
MR. MCGUIRE RESIGNS AS SUPERINTENDENT; MR. ANDERSON SUCCEEDS HIM
Mr. J. E. McGuire, for the past three years superintendent of the Dyess school system, has resigned his position, and Mr. Sam W. Anderson, principal during the present school year, has been elected, to succeed him. Mr. Owen, science teacher, has been elected to the position of principal. Coach Joe Fay Moore has also been elected, but other members of the faculty have not been named.
DYESS EAGLE PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE JOURNALISM CLASS OF DYESS HIGH SCHOOL
Member Arkansas High School Press Association Editor Clinton Hale Assistant Editor Mary Jacobs Circulation Manager Kennith Grist Business Manager Jim Gardner Sports Editor Bill Gilliam Feature Editor Earlyne Gordey Reporters Lula Bea Emfinger And Donald Brooks Mimeograph Operator Orine Owen Sponsor Miss Bess Thomas
How many of you are still in that unperfected state called pig-iron? You who have never broadened your interests, and your abilities should be concerned enough to rouse yourself to action. Some people will wonder what is meant by pig-iron. Everyone knows what real pig-iron is, but the pig-iron of which we speak is the framework on which we build our lives and character. You’ve heard of the Quotation, "A diamond or Pig-iron needs polishing." There is something good and fine underneath the surface of each that is worth cultivating if we will only take the time and effort. Let’s hope that the amount of pig-iron in this school is reduced by that finer and more worthwhile quality which is present in the life of each of us if we will take the trouble to find it.
The following quotation was taken from the Arkansas Press Bulletin:
Dyess Eagle had a 10-page issue March 17, which was well planned-a page for everything and everything on its page"
Pupils who desire to stay at the head of the class, but still are not interested in learning for their own good, often resort to the principle of cramming. This practice is injurious not only to the pupil, but it proves to be a mental hazard as well. This plan is all right if you just want to "Get By," but in order to gain knowledge, we should give up this habit. Learning is a day-by day process, and our knowledge should be gained in such a way that it can be at our command at all times.
INTERCLASS ATHLETICS - One
of the most important factors in a growing person is plenty of exercise, and
at Dyess we believe we get as much as we need. The interclass softball tournament,
now in session, are tanning the older boys and girls as well as the younger
brothers and sisters. Aside from the fact of physical training, the training
is good sportsmanship, courtesy cooperation, etc., is certainly worthwhile.
A few of our students are going through school not knowing the fun of active
sports. They spend their time reading, loafing talking with a small circle of
friends and never join the group of active sports-lovers. Thanks to a few students
in Dyess High School who have succeeded in showing others the fundamentals values
to be found in active sports
Submitted by Everett Henson
This is the school I attended. It is also the school where J R Cash and My brother, A J, were in the same class.
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