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Cordell High School Class of 1938

1938 Class, Cordell High School, Washita County, Oklahoma
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Contributed by Rosalind Kelly Sherman, Msarahroz@aol.com
Class of 1938

Lockwood Jones was set as speaker with the processional, " March Pontifical" played by Jean Ash. The invocation was to be given by C. M. Moser, Church of Christ minister. A picnic in the Wichita forest reserve, starting Monday, May 23, was planned for post-graduate activity for members of the 1938 class. Members

Henry Aachte
Barbara Amery
Mary Evelyn Atkins
Catherine Baker
Madge Birckett
Elmer Burns
Waynon D. Clark
Royce Colclasure
Roy Lee Craig
Jimmie Lee Crain
Marie Duncan
John Frazier
Junior Garson
Marion Gregory
Helen Hartronft
Dorothy Hosler
Doris Killough
Maxine Logsdon
D'Nola McCaleb
Johnnie Medlin Vivian Moser
Delbert Neeley
Guy F. Perry
Mebla Perry
Gwendolyn Ray
Pauline Reeder
Anna Lee Rustan
George Samples
Clinton Sanders
Herschel Shultz
Wayne Smethers
Clyde Smith
Glenn Stovall
Ruth Sullens
Roy Tharrington Jr.
Marjorie Wheeler
Earle Wilkerson
Gorman Wilks
Donald Williams
Richard Williams
Rita Mae Williams
B. B. Young, Jr.

There were 22 boys
and 21 girls.

Cordell, Oklahoma

The Cordell Seniors of 1938-39 to Return in 5 years
June 1, 1978, page 5a
contributed by Pauline Phelps

This is not the complete article...

Classmates in the Cordell classes of 1938-39 who held reunions here last weekend, plan to return in 5 years.

It was the first time ever that the class of 1939 has had a reunion-their first in 39 years. The class of 1938 had one previous reunion, but it was in 1939.

Those in attendance which included 15 from the '38 class & 25 from the '39 class were entertained with dinner at Loftonian Lodge Saturday night. the Master of Ceremonies was Bob Taylor, president of the 1939 class. the invocation was by Dr. Weldon Vogt. The welcome was given by Clinton Sanfers, who is an Oklahoma County State Legislator.

Taylor introduced teachers. Special guest teachers included Mrs. Elaine Self of the Cordell, Dr. Freeman McKee & his wife of Lawton.

Classmates & their spouses were introduced & each gave a brief account of the past years since graduation. Doris K. LaRue reported on those that were not present from the class of 1938 & Laura Swift for the class of 1939.

Lester Merchant, who traveled 1900 miles, was given the prize for coming from the greatest distance. Lois Harnin Hawley won the prize for having the most children-8. She also had the most grandchildren - 23.

Each graduate of 1938-39 was presented with a certificate from Gov. David Boren as an appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the State of Oklahoma.

Prior to the banquet Saturday night, classmates were honored with a reception at the First National Bank. Many local persons from Cordell dropped in to see old friends.

Those Attending from the class of 1938 were.

Doris Killough LaRue chairman for 1938, from San Diego CA;
Anna Lee Rustan & her husband Earl of Pampa, TX
Dorothy Hosler Welch & her husband Andy of Houston, TX
Marie Duncan Robinson & her husband Ira of Oklahoma City
Johnnie Medlin Biddy & her husband A. L. of Pasadena, TX
Barbara Amery Battles of Lawton
John Frazier & his wife Nadine of Cordell;
Marion Gregory Wilkerson & Earle Wilkerson both from Tulsa, OK
Clyde Smith & his wife Edna of Cordell
Rep. Clinton Sanders & his wife Ruth of Oklahoma City, OK
Herschel Shultz of El Centro, Ca
Vivian Mosier Chapman & her husband of Gilmer TX
Rev. Wayne Smethers & his wife of Bartlesville
Gwendolyn Ray Fleming of Cordell

These Classmates did not attend the reunion.
** indicates they were deceased by 1978

Henry Aachte **
Mary Evelyn Atkins
Catherine Baker **
Madge Birckett
Elmer Burns
Waynon D. Clark
Royce Colclasure **
Roy Craig
Jimmie Lee Crain
Junior Garson **
Helen Hartronft
Maxine Logsdon
D'Nola McCaleb
Delbert Neeley

Guy F. Perry
Mebla Perry **
Pauline Reeder
George Samples
Glenn Stovall
Ruth Sullens
Roy Tharrington, Jr.
Marjorie Wheeler
Gorman Wilks **
Donald Williams
Richard Williams
Rita Mae Williams
B. B. Young

Those who attended for the class of 1939 were

Laura [Allen] Swift Chairman for the class of 1939 of Cordell & her husband Pat.
Artema Blanton Buie & her husband Robert of Amarillo, TX
J. P. Glasscock & his wife Ruby of Cordell;
Lois Harbin Hawley & her husband Lonnie of Amarillo, TX
Jeanette Bollin Braswell & her husband John of Alamagardo, NM
Dr. Weldon Vogt & his wife Helen of Arkadelphia AR
Betty Jo Weber LaBahn & her husband Dr. Vince of El Reno;
Bob Taylor & his wife Wilma of Cordell
Arlene Logsdon Curfman & her husband Roy of Pampa, TX
Lester Merchant of San Carlos CA;
Leo Brown of Clinton
Jean Ash Amick of Oklahoma City;
Lousie Cain Carter of Clinton
Aline Cain Anderson of Herderson NV
Leah Marie Tidwell Tillison & her husband Bennie of Grand Prairie, TX;
Joye Ward Gould of Garland TX

Patsy Ash
Elsie Baskett
Euteva Best
Bud Crain
Betty Gregory
Edward Harvin
Norwin Hines
Billie Hosler
Clara Dean Killough
Marjorie Lee Mannering
Norma Ruth Moser
Mildred Rosecrants
Erna Pankratz
Dorothea Pettit
Warren Turner
M. B. Weese
Gail Young

These classmates did not attend the reunion
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