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Navarro Junior College School Index
With sincere appreciation for his devoted
service to the Navarro Junior College and community we dedicate the El
Navarro of 1948 to Mr. O. L. Albritton.
Board of Regents
O. L. Albritton, Chairman Corsicana
Lloyd K. Carraway, Secretary Corsicana
R. Bruce McCormick, Member - Blooming Grove
L. B. Bonner, Vice-Chairman - Eureka
Leighton Dawson, Treasurer - Corsicana
J. W. Richards, Member - Richland
To the students of Navarro Junior College:
More than 700 students have enrolled in Navarro Junior College since its
opening in September 1946. These students caught the vision of the
great demand for better trained men and women of the future.
Present and future business and social activities require greater
knowledge and skill in the various fields of our complex world
community. The young men and women who are now preparing for the
responsibilities that must inevitably come to them will have a large
part in shaping the destinies of the generations that follow them.
The success of those who participate in the life
and work of this institution must surely depend upon the time and energy
given to these activities. The final result of any task is
determined by the amount of serious effort applied.
My wish for all of you is that you may derive
the benefits you endeavor to attain and that health, happiness and
pleasure may be yours as we work together in making Navarro Junior
College second to none in our great and glorious nation of educational
Ray L. Wallar, President, Navarro Junior College
Gaston T. Gooch, Dean - Registar
Mrs. Ted Sullins - Secretary
Miss Margaret Berry - Assistant Dean, Registar
Mary Ella Franks - Secretary
C. G. Strickland - Counselor at Veteran's
Guidance Center and head of the Education Department at Navarro Junior
Guyle Akridge - Assistant Athletic Director,
B.A. East Texas State College; M.A. East Texas State College
Mrs. R. L. Arnold - B.A., S.T.S.T.C.; M.A.,
Mrs. M. M. Ballard - English Instructor, B.A.,
University of Texas; M.A. University of Texas; English Major
O. B. Bellew - History Instructor, B.S.
N.T.S.T.C.; M.S. N.T.S.T.C.
C. E. Beene - Band Instructor, B.A., T.C.U.;
M.A. Colorado State College; Amarillo Junior College; Eastman School of
Mrs. Earl Boyd - Math and Spanish Instructor,
Baylor University, Waco, Texas; B.A. Degree, Spanish and Education; M.A.
Degree, Spanish and Education
Kenneth Clark - Physical Education Instructor,
B.A., Baylor University
M. S. Cook - English and Speech Instructor;
Bachelor Degree at N.T.S.T.C.; Master Degree at Northwestern University
Thelma Conitz - Shorthand; B.A., Baylor
James H. Edgar, Jr., B.S. and M.S. at East Texas
State Teachers College, Chemistry Instructor
Paul D. Floyd - B.A. and M.A., East Texas State
Teachers College; History and Government Instructor
C. T. Gartrell - Economic and Distributive
Education Instructor; B.S., Southwestern State College, Okla. A.&M.
Dorothy Hawthorne - B.A. at T.S.C.W.; Library
Science at Public Library, San Antonio; Librarian
J. A. Nance - Biology and Agricultural
Instructor, B.S. Texas A&M; M.S., Iowa State University
Margaret Pannill - A.B. Degree at S.M.U.; B.M.
and B.P.S.M. at S.M.U.; M.A. at Columbia University; English and Music
A. Linton Whitfill - Math Instructor; B.A. at
Trinity University; M.A. at S.M.U.
W. G. Stokes - Physics and Trigonometry
Instructor; B.S., Sam Houston State; M.S., Sam Houston State
Note from President of the Student Body
Yes, our school has a start. The Navarro
Junior College has existed two years and is still kicking. But is
"still kicking" enough ? We want our school to be the best and to
offer the fullest opportunities to our posterity. If these goals
are to be reached it will take more than an inspiring and conscientious
faculty and administration and Board of Regents. A student body
that will stick together and support their alma mater is another link in
the chain of success. And then another factor that can make or
break a junior college is the understanding and support given by the
people of the county. In this respect the students play an
important role, because the people largely judge a college by the
actions of it student body. Last but not least is an
active cooperative,a nd sincere Alumni Association for after a few years
of operation an Alumni Association would be composed of many men and
women who are prominent in business and the professions who will help
their school in many ways.
If the administion, faculty, Board of Regents,
student body, and the people of Navarro County can continue to work
together as they have in the past two years and with the help of an
Alumni Association, there is no doubt in my mind that the Navarro Junior
College will continue to grow and climb higher in the standings of the
education institutions in our nation.
I can not express in words the thanks in my
heart for the consideration and co-operation shown me by all concerned
while I have had the honor of being the student body president of
Navarro Junior College.
Bill McKie, President of Student Body
The Mechanics school of Navarro Junior College was
opened in October of 1947. The object of this branch of the
College is to offer a complete course of auto mechanics in a two year
Joseph Pearson - Best Looking Boy
Stella Johnapelus - Most Beautiful Girl
Harold Bryant - Most Popular Boy
Peggy Smith - Most Popular Girl
Jim Bob Ivey - Best All-Round Boy
Melva Louise Gaines - Best All-Round Girl
Geraldine Ross - Football Queen
Joe is an outstanding student of N.J.C. Besides being a valuable
member of the band, he has found time to edit this year's El Navarro.
If he keeps up his good record, it is the general opinion that some
college will be lucky to get Joe next year.
One of the best liked boys in N.J.C. this year is Bill McKie who is
known for his friendly grin and hearty laugh. Knowing everybody,
taking an interest in all school activities, and making good grades, he
has added much to school life the past two years. Bill was
President of the student body this year and chairman of the
Entertainment Committee last year. When Bill graduates this spring
N.J.C. will lose one of its favorite students.
One of the best-known and best-liked freshmen is Martha Allen. Her
sweet disposition, as well as her good grades, has made a place for her
this year in Who's Who. Martha has been chosen business manager of
the newspaper this year. N.J.C. will be lucky to have her as a
student next year.
His friendly disposition and his genuine enthusiasm have made Dan one of
the best known Freshmen. He has distinguished himself by being one
of our best football and basketball players. He likes athletics of
all kinds, and takes part in as many sports as possible. Dan is
destined to be an outstanding student of N.J.C. next year.
A quite manner and friendly nature are characteristics of Sammy.
Although he excells in his scholastic record, he has shown an active
interest in many school activities. Last year Sammy was student
body president. Sammy will be missed as few students are when he
bids N.J.C. goodbye in January.
Wanda's winning personality and friendliness to everyone has won her
many friends and a place in the Who's Who this year. In addition
to making good grades, Wanda has found time to be active in many school
activities. N.J.C. feels sure Wanda Nesmith's record will be even
greater next year.
|C. E. Beene, Band
Paul D. Floyd, History Instructor
Melva Gaines - Sophomore Class President
M. S> Cook, English and Speech
Bill McKie, Student Body President
Margaret Pannill, English and Music Instructor
Virginia Ward, Freshman Class President
purpose of the Student Council is to coordinate all campus
activities and to promote better Faculty-Student relations.
Editor-in-Chief - Joe McAdams
Associate Editor - Melva Gaines
Sports Editor - Fred Hardgraves
Business Manager - Peggy Smith
Asst. Bus. Manager - Virginia Ward
Feature Editor - Rita Woodward
Photographer - Billy Hamilton
Not one person alone can make an annual. Neither can just
a small group. If this year's El Navarro is a success, it is
due to the cooperation of the entire student body. In this
book we have tried to preserve something of the past year to serve
as a lasting memory to those who are graduating. If we can
do this, our efforts are justified. Joe McAdams, Editor.
|Ben Acock - Trombone
Gerald Bee - Trombone
Paul Curington - Trombone
Annie George Bonner - Drum
Martha Allen - Drum
|Bob Goulder - Bass
Mr. C. E. Beene - Director
Oliver Pearson - Trumpet
Joe McAdams - Flute
Pattie Little - Although new at the task of
cheerleading, Patti has shown her ability to summon a little more energy
and pep when it was needed. N.J.C. is indeed fortunate to have her
back next year
Fred Ellett - The versatility of this well know cheer
leader is deeply felt when Fred leads a yell. Any school would be
proud of a yell leader like Fred Ellett
Rita Woodward - With one year of cheerleading her,
Rita came back with even more pep and zeal to give life and spirit to
the students when it was needed.
Jimmy Scoggins - Jimmy's unconquerable spirit made
him one of the most outstanding cheer leaders this year. The
bulldogs can be sure of a lasting spirit as long as Jimmy is around
Marilyn Dubose - The red haired sophomore has
captured the respect of the fans by her
"Never say die" spirit. Her
graduation will end two successful years as cheerleader of N.J.C.
P. E. Class
Purpose: Physical Education for women has as
its purpose recreation, social contacts, group spirit, health, and a
wholesome activity. These classes for the girls are an aid in
bodily development, a means of self expression and a help to self
Bennie Jean McDaniel
Billie Jean Price
Purpose: The Dramatic Club was organized to
promote training in speech and to develop further the student talents in
the art of presenting plays and other dramatic accomplishments.
John Henry Jenkins - Secretary and Treasurer
Annie G. Bonner
Melva Gaines - Vice-President
McAfee Daniels (* should be Daniel)
|M. S. Cook - Sponsor
Jimmy Morris - President
Future Teachers Club
Purpose: 1) To enable those students who plan to
teach to become better acquainted. 2) To acquaint the prospective
teachers with those activities and problems of the teaching profession
which are not acquired in teacher training courses. 3) To
encourage more young people to enter the teaching profession. 4)
To provide an opportunity to discuss mutual problems and to enjoy the
association of fellow students.
Clara Hodge: President
Billy McNabb: Vice-President
Priscilla Lively: Secretary and Treasurer
Maxine Brown: Historian
B. A. Club
Purpose: The. B. A. Club was organized to hold
social meetings and to discuss better business relations.
|Mr. Arnold - sponsor
Otis James - Historian
Bill Richards - President
George Lucas - Vice-President
Annie G. Bonner - Secretary and Treasurer
Purpose: To promote the study of agriculture in
Navarro County and the surrounding communities and to foster congenial
fellowship among the agriculture students of N.J.C.
W. C. Poston - Parliamentarian
William Pullin - Secretary
C. B. Calome
George Blassingame - President
Mr. Nance - Sponsor
Joe Murphey - Treasurer
J. K. Bradley
Neil Gay - Vice President
Purpose: The Spanish Club was organized to develop a
wider knowledge of Hispanic contributions to modern culture; to provide
a nucleus for Spanish student activities; and to encourage those
students who show special interests in Spanish.l
Roy Manning - Historian
Jack Straubing - President
J. W. Rumbellow
Rita Woodward - Treasurer
Mrs. Marjory Prine - Secretary
Mrs. Clara Hodge - Vice President
Purpose: To keep in contact with all lettermen from
Navarro Junior College.
|Neil Gay - Reporter
John "Sparky" Adams - Vice President
James Lowrance - Secretary - Treasurer
|Joe Bob Dickson
Jim Bob Ivey
J. H. Justice
J. B. Carrington
Harold Bryant - President
J.C. Collier, Back; Co-Captain of 1947
J.C. is a wing back with ability to do almost anything with a football.
His brilliant work on the gridiron will be missed in 1948
Jim Bob Ivey, Guard; Co-Captain of 1947
Jim Bob is a 160 lb. lineman that is unsurpassable in the position at
guard. Jim Bob will not be with us next year but wherever he goes,
our best wishes go with him
Harold Bryant, Back
Harold could really carry the mail. He never gave up and that is
why he will be missed next year
Danny Anderson, Back
Danny played fine football this year and he will play again next year.
John (Sparky) Adams, Back
Sparky is a little boy with plenty of drive. He will be greatly
missed next year.
Jimmy Baggett, Back
Jimmy's spirit and fight will be missed next year
Pete Willard, Back
Pete was a little boy but fast and tough. He will be back with the
Bulldogs next year.
Alton Frost, Back
Alton played a good hard brand of ball this year in the backfield.
Jack Matthews, Back
Jack called signals and did a jam up job at this. He could also
run with the ball
Milton Vinson, Back
Milton hails from Frost, did a good job carrying the pigskin this year.
Ray Cummings, Back
Ray played his position well and we are all expecting great things from
him next year.
Rube was a boy with lots of power. He will be back next year.
Jack Hitchcock, Center
Jack played a good season at center. He will be missed next year.
Wilburn Raby, Center
Wilburn is as tough as they come. His spirit and fight will be
missed next year.
David Little, Tackle
David is a big boy and handles himself well. We are sorry to loose
Milton Spurgeon, Tackle
Milton is a big boy and plays the game for his enjoyment. He often
spilled the opposition for considerable losses.
J. B. Carrington, Tackle
Played a good season at tackle this year. He will be missed next
Charlie Smith, Back
Charlie, after starting the season rather slowly, became one of our
leading ground gainers. We will miss him next year.
Toppy Watson, End
Toppy did not stop fighting for a minute this year. He caught more
than his share of the passes. We are expecting him to be a star
Raymond "Red" Gilmore, End
"Red" spilled the opponents for many a loss this year. His undying
will to win will be missed next year.
Dan Davidson, End
Dan is a 220 pound freshman, he has the makings of a fine offensive and
Leroy Ray, Back
Leroy is a little boy who played a good hard brand of football this
Lloyd Longino, End
Lloyd is tall and he plays end well. We are expecting great things
from him next year.
Alon Gaines, End
Alon was a rugged defensive end and a fine pass receiver.
Albert McMichael, Back
Albert was a hard blocker !
B. F. Place, Back
B. F. was fast and shifty and was always in there trying.
Luke Thornton, Back
Luke called signals and made a name for himself running with the ball.
He will be missed next year.
Jack Holland, Back
Jack was the boy who kicked the points for us. He will be back
James Skipworth, Back
Skippy was a little boy but fast. He will be a valuable player
Henry Anderson, Guard
Henry was a little tough boy. He never stopped fighting; he did
his part of the blocking and tackling.
Danny Burnham, Guard
Danny was a boy who had plenty of drive. He played the game hard
and liked it.
Joe Bob Dixon, Guard
Joe Bob played his position well and shows promise and ability for next
Harold Prestidge, Guard
Harold played a hard game and is rough to handle on the gridiron.
Tommy Phillips, Tackle
A Bulldog standout is the forward wall. His services will be
missed next year.
Billy McNabb, Guard
A big boy who made most of his weight. He will not be with us next
Wesley Jordan, Guard
Wesley was always in there trying. His brilliant work will be
missed next season.
J. W. Rumbelow, Guard
J. W. is one of our top returning lettermen.
Jack Kirkland, Back
A little boy whose speed will come in handy in the Bulldog attck.
David Magouirk, Tackle
A squadman who will come into his own next season.
James Lowrance, Tackle
James is a veteran whose services will be sorely missed by Bulldog fans.
Neil Gay, Manager
SEASON'S RESULTS IN FOOTBALL
N.J.C. 12 - Decatur Baptist
N.J.C. 0 - Cisco Jr. College 12
N.J.C. 6 - Allen Academy
N.J.C. 0 - Henderson
N.J.C. 13 - Hillsboro
N.J.C. 0 - Clifton
N.J.C. 14 - Ranger
N.J.C. 45 - Terrell
N.J.C. 34 - Weatherford
|Bill Balcom - Center
Dan Davidson - Center
Billy McNabb - Center
Hal Gene Murphy - Forward
Charlie Smith - Forward
Louis Kormos - Forward
Oliver Littlejohn - Forward
J. C. Collier - Forward
Jack Holland - Guard
|John Hodges - Forward
Joe Steen - Guard
J. H. Justice - Guard
Harold Bryant - Guard
Lloyd Longino - Guard
Jack Harper - Guard
J. B. Carrington - Guard
Milton Vinson - Guard
Jim Bob Ivey - Manager
NAVARRO BULLDOGS IN PARIS FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE MEET
J. C. Collier and Harold Bryant carried the Scarlet
and White colors of Navarro Junior College to places in the state junior
college track met held in Paris.
Collier placed second in the broad jump and fourth in
the 220 yard dash, while Bryant placed fourth in the 880-yard run.
The 440-yard relay consisted of Buddy Dickson, Harold
Bryant, J. C. Collier, and James Symrl.
Bryant, Collier, Dickson were the lettermen in track
for the season '47
J. H. Edgar Coach
J. H. Justice
This year Navarro Junior College sponsored a
newspaper for the first time. The purpose of this publication is
to keep the student body better informed on campus activities, promote
school spirit, and to learn the fundamentals of Journalism. The
Staff for the first issue was as follows:
Editor-in-chief - Betty Jo Jordan
Associate editor - McAfee Daniel
Business Manager - Martha Allen
Associate Business Managers: Corsicana, Bill McKie;
Frost, Rita Moore; Blooming Grove, Mack Crawford; Kerens, Fred
Almendarez; Powell, Virginia Ward; Wortham, Patsy Tyner; Richland,
Feature Editor - Barbara Watson
Feature Reporters - Annabeth Matthews, Rita Woodward,
Sports Editors - Wesley Jordan, J. B. Carrington
Sports Reporters - Harvey Martin, Dan Davidson
Society Editors - "Giggs" Grant, Ruby Shoemaker, Ruth
Society Reporters - Patti Little, Tommie Caskey, Ann
Humor Editors - Joe McAdams, Bill Hamilton, Fred
Art Editor - Dale Taylor
Exchange Editors - Joy Watkins, Helen Watkins
Sponsor - Mrs. Joy E. Arnold
Information Extracted by
Edward L. Williams