Lamar Lancer - Masthead
   The Lamar Lancer was more than a newspaper, it was the link between classes, between classmates, between faculty and students.  It was our first experience with freedom of speech if not freedom of the press.  It was the birthplace and home of such notables as Ignatius Snigglefritz and Asa Terthrug.  It was our own.  
   Now, through the efforts of Wayne Shull, we have several of the issues and articles
captured from our time at Lamar.   Click on the Lamar Lancer title below to bring up each PDF file of about 3 MegaBytes in size. 

Senior Year This edition:  Includes these articles: 
Conner, Hitt head Graduation Class Lamar Lancer XIX No. 1 Sep 5, 1958 (Summer Edition) Cheerleaders Welcome Sophs, Predict Wins; Clubs Reign Supreme; Choose Yours Soon; Summer Course, Math at Rice Draws Students; Delmar Stadium Will Be Ready for Fall Games;
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 2
Sep 24, 1958
Cheerleaders, Sophomores Whoop It Up For Big Red; Sophomores 'Love' Lamar - Ask Ignatius;  Proudly We Present:  Marty Bradt, Richard Browning;  Lamar Triumphs Over Tough Ganders in First Game of Season, 6-0
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 3
Oct 8, 1958
Clubs Announce New Members; Proudly We Present:  Betty Knauth, Ronnie Jacobe;  National Merit Semi-Finalists Announced; Poage Stars in 'Skins Upset of Milby Buffs
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 4
Oct 22, 1958
Scott's MW English Class Makes TV Appearances; Mid-Term Graduates Elect Officers; Proudly We Present Anne Weaver, George Watson; New Rice Equipment to Help Students Measure Fallout; Football Queen Crowned at Half Honored at Ball
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 5
Nov 5, 1958
Fannin Crowned Queen;  Denny Announces Cast for 'Teahouse' Production; Debate Squad Wins Bellaire's Tourney Award; Teachers Usually Make Same Remarks
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 6
Nov 19, 1958
Conner, Hitt Head June 1959 Graduating Class;  Choralettes Open 1958 Auto Show; Students Choose Blackledge New NHS President; Hall and Shapiro Win At Hillcrest; Chess Team Wins Second Victory; Herdon Injured At Jones Game
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 7
Dec 3, 1958
Jennings, Much Lead Arrowhead;  Senior Committees Plan For Graduation;  Orenda Receives Top Class Rating; Gail Jordon Is Asked To Be Vocalist; Gebby Long Studies Music in Colorado
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 8
Dec 17, 1958
Choruses, Dramatists Present Program Today;  133 Seniors Lead Honor Roll of 378;  Lamar Redskins Defeat Reagan Bulldogs 62-52; Longcope Head Coach For Twenty-One Years
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 9
Jan 14, 1959
Low Senior Cabinet Plans For Activities; Modern Science Lab to Have New Equipment Worth $20,000;  Snigglefritz Smears Asa; Moon Is Scene Of Senior Prophecy;  Chess Team Wins Twice
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 10
Feb 4, 1959
NHS Finalists Products of Luck, Skill;  Proudly We Present Carmen Stallings, Mike Hall;  Much, Johnson -- Champs in Badminton; Mau Mau Winners

Lamar Lancer XIX No. 11 Feb 18, 1959 High Seniors Announce Four Class Favorites; Orenda Rated One of Top 19 Texas Annuals; Proudly We Present Patsy Smith, Travis Broesche; Astronomy Club Gets Observatory; 200 Athletes Begin Practice for Baseball
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 12
Mar 4, 1959
Shannon, Smith, Burke Chosen To Head 1959 May Fete Court; Burke - Lady of Lamar; Smith, Dunn, O'Shea Next; Proudly We Present Sally Clay, Mike Blackledge; Haragan, Roemer Spark B-Ball Team
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 13
Mar 18, 1959
Choralettes To Present Easter Program; Hall, Clements Win At Jones Tourney; To Enter Nationals; Jane Rulfs Scores Highest In Math Test; Proudly We Present Meredith Ingram, Paul Brindley; Poage Stars as Outstanding Track Man in Olympics; Lamar Takes Third
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 14
Apr 1, 1959
Glosup's Choruses Win Interscholastic League Sweepstakes, 20 'Firsts'; May Fete Royalty Chosen; Theme To Be Mardi Gras; Proudly We Present Susan Ellis, Wendell Mendell; Football Boys Change To Chess; Tompkins Wins Holt Swim Award
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 15
Apr 15, 1959
Choralettes Present Cherry Blossom Show; Proudly We Present Carol Illig, Gene Clements; Pushard Leads Math Career From Maine to Carolina; Graduating Senior Girls Entertained at Parties
Lamar Lancer XIX Smoke Signals
Apr 22, 1959

"Like A Seed"; "Love"; "Loose Clods of Rumpled Earth"; "I Stand"; "Comment" by Carol Illig; "Circles" by Gene Clements; "Adversity, Too, Has Worth" by Steve McCleary; "On The Salt Grass Trail" by Tommy Soriero;
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 16
Apr 29, 1959
NHS Installs Officers, 68 Members in Ceremony;  Redskins Victorious, Win Regional Honors;  Seniors Show Superiority As 142 Lead Honor Roll;  Azadian Chosen Sweetheart of A&M Dorm;  Hollingsworth Wins Science Scholarship
Lamar Lancer XIX No. 17
May 14, 1959
Seefeld, Dedeo Place First In City Anthology Contest; Hudspeth Heads Orenda Staff; Draper Named;  Hall, Clements Win State First; Proudly We Present Anne Watts, Robert French;  Graduating Seniors Enjoy The Last Round of Parties; Shannon Crowned By King Wicker

Junior Year This edition: Includes these articles:
Lancer article Lamar Lancer XVIII No. 9 Jan 15, 1958
Drama Presents 'Damn Yankee' Cut; Lamar Orchestra With Symphony At Music Hall; Millsap Attends Meeting; Addresses Traffic Safety; Redskins Play Davis, Milby, Houston; All Rough Teams
Lamar Lancer XVIII No. 15 Apr 16, 1958 Susan Ellis is Band Sweetheart; New Cheerleaders to Appear April 30; Press Praises Outstanding Choralettes; NHS Installation, PTA to Be Held April 22; Dark Pitfalls Lurk in Bottom Lockers
Lamar Lancer XVIII No. 16 Apr 30, 1958 Play, Clements, McCollum Try State May 2-3; Robinson, Brown Elected Mr., Miss Velvet Voice; Shannon Gets Ramal Honors; Lamar Motto, Seal Explained; Debaters Win Places in NFL - Stallings Qualifies Nationally
Lamar Lancer XVIII No. 17 May 14, 1958
7 From Lamar Win Summer Scholarships (photo includes Travis Broesche, Robert Farmer, Douglas Shapiro, Kathleen Much, Sam Hughes); Six Ready To Yell For Lamar (1958-1959 Cheerleaders); Morris, Baker Selected 1958-1959 Orenda Editors; Illig Sweeps TWU Contest in Short Story; Maria Burke 58-59 Pow Wow Sweetheart; Fenoglio Named Head Choralette For Fall Term; Lovelady, Mims To Lead Band; Broesche Prexy of Ramal '58, Hitt Follows; Knauth Elected Fall President For Niwauna

Sophomore Year This edition: Includes these articles:
TB is a Menace Lamar Lancer XVII No. 1 Sep 19, 1956 580 Sophomores Boost Student Body to 2013; Minimum Credits Now Number 19; Be On The Go, Be In The Know, Buy a Lancer!;  HELLO, LAMAR! (sophomore photo with Gail Norris, Buddy Hodges, Patsy Smith, Kay Olsen, Kenny Anderson)
Lamar Lancer XVII No. 2 Oct 3, 1956 'Reach For Stars' Worthy School Motto; Wright Relates School Beginning; Old Lancer Files Reveal Incidents Concerning 1937; Coaches Denny, Miller Attend Speech Convention; Before Kickoff Info -- So Females Won't Ask
Lamar Lancer XVII No. 3 Oct 17, 1956 Low Sophs Take Diagnostic Tests; Rock and Roll Finds Support; Major Works Classes Offer Opportunities; Scientists Go To Austin (photo:  Miss Hollingsworth, Mrs. Miner); Milby Finds 'Skins A Wee Bit Tough
Lamar Lancer XVII No. 4 Oct 31, 1956  1300 Join Junior Achievement Youth Program; Crew Cuts Sing, Entertain All at Hilton Hotel; Students Asked - Prefer Others Friendly, Neat; Redskins Employ Single Wing Plays
Lamar Lancer XVII No. 5 Nov 14, 1956 Astronomy club To Watch Moon Eclipse, Nov. 17; Popularity of Fats Grows; Pictures We Wish We Had Taken; 'Little' Kachina Elects Dunnam, Farrel Officers; Strong 'Skins Hand Bellaire 19-0 Loss
Lamar Lancer XVII No. 6 Nov 28, 1956 Baxter, Wicker Chosen Members of State Chorus; 'Mooks' Win At Volleyball by Defeating 'Hound Dogs'; Students Discuss Going Steady

  Pershing Chatter
Some of us Lamar 59ers matriculated from Pershing Middle School, many of us blew in from Lanier.  A few of us just appeared.  Regardless, the same classmate scanning skills (namely Wayne Shull) that brought you the Lamar Lancer are currently working on producing a few PDF versions of the old Mid School newspaper, the Pershing Chatter. 
Watch this space during 2010.

Pershing Chatter, Houston, Texas

Volume        No.    Date

22        3    December, 1953
22        4    January, 1954
22        5    February 26, 1954
22        6    March 31, 1954
22        7    April 30, 1954
22        8    May 28, 1954

23        1    November, 1954
23        2    December, 1954
23        3    December 17, 1954
23        4    January, 1955
23        5    March, 1955
23        7    May, 1955

24        1    October, 1955
24        2    November, 1955
24        3    December, 1955
24        4    January, 1956
24        5    March, 1956
24        7    May, 1956
24        8    May 21, 1956

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