Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
Yearbook of the Rockdale, TX RHS Class of 1927
The Students of Rockdale High School
Order of Books
I. The School
To our beloved Superintendent, who has made our annual possible and who stands for better and higher ideals in school life, being a "good fellow", participating in all activities , and under all circumstances endeavoring to be just, we affectionately this, the first volume of the Lair
Superintendent J. C. Wilkerson
We, the Staff of '27, know that there are many mistakes which are to be corrected in the future years, but we trust that they will be overlooked in this volume of the Lair. Our aim is to record scenes and incidents on the campus, which are so dear to the hearts of ol' Rockdale students. If in later years, you, the Reader, can turn these pages and be stirred by the familiar scenes and faces, we will feel that our purpose has been accomplished.
E. B. Phillips, Pres.
Ed Gunn, VP
C. M. Session, Sec.
J. E. Cooke
R. E. Roberts
L. A. Baxter
R. D. Barnes
Rockdale Board of Trustees
Rockdale High School
To the Students of '26 and '27
The "Lair", the first annual ever issued by the students of Rockdale High School, is both a picture and story of our school life of '26-'27, and to some extent a history of the school's past.
Those who turn through these pages twenty-five or thirty years hence, may find many things that seem strange and perhaps even crude, but to the present student body, the book will always be a pleasant reminder of a happy and useful school year spent within the walls of our splendid high school building.
The Board of Education and citizens of Rockdale have provided well for the education of the children of this town and surrounding community. The pupils, themselves, are, I feel, above the average in scholarship, in conduct and above all in friendly relation and good fellowship which they hold for the teachers. It is an inspiration as well as a benediction and an opportunity to be superintendent of such a school.
J. C. Wilkerson, Superintendent
J. C. Wilkerson
Above is the picture of our splendid primary school. It is modern in every respect and has all kinds of equipment for beginners. There are four class rooms, a spacious hall, and a book room. Here the children of the first three grades are taught. It is quite an advantage to have these little people in a separate building from the influences of the older children.
Here some of the best work in the entire system is done. Mrs. Jim Lanning, familiarly known as Miss Fredonia, is principal and has charge of the second grade. The other teachers are Miss Gladys Brannon, who teaches the beginners; Miss Lelia Brightman, who has charge of the third grade; and Miss Ophelia Estell, who teaches part of the high third and the low fourth.
Some days the little people in this building will be Rockdale High School students and we predict that you will hear good reports from them.
Scenes from the Fair Park, in which is located the famous gridiron of the Rockdale High School Tigers. Here on last Armistice Day thousands of people from all parts of Milam County gathered to witness the annual grudge battle between the Tigers and the Yoemen from Cameron.
W. R. Lawrence
Science & Math
Miss Irene Knopp
B.A. Baylor College
Language & History
T. V. Montgomery
Principal & Coach
Science & Math
Miss Mary E. Noble
Mrs. Georgia Gillespie
B.A. Oklahoma Univ.
Miss Brownie Stribling
Mrs. T. V. Montgomery
Mrs. W. C. Marrs
H. Sixth & L. Seventh
Mrs. Fred Bethea
Mrs. Ray Gore
Miss Louise Hale
Miss Lella Brightman
Mrs. James Lanning
Principal of Ward School
Miss Gladys Brannon
Miss Ophella Estell
To Mrs. T. V. Montgomery who in her loving unselfishness has devoted her time and care to the publishing of the "Lair". She has entered into all student activities whole-heartedly and through her earnest endeavor has benefitted, not only the students, but the development of school spirit. The greater part of the work on the "Lair" has been accomplished by her skillful and ready hands. Always Mrs. Monty has had the interest of the annual at heart and has graciously agreed to aid in carrying out the ideals of the Staff. Her clear sighted wise voice of judgment has influenced a great many students toward the right and happy way of life.
When the printer blows the whistle
For the "Lair's" work to stop,
Deal justly with the Staff, folks,
If 'tis perfect or 'tis not.
Tho' we know that our poor judgement
Has imprinted errors sad,
We have left work with a fond hope
That the good out-weighs the bad.
What abilities and good ideas
Might have been within our view,
Takes the money to put them before us
So all our dreams cannot come true.
If in future days which are inevitable
These pages show how happy hours have stayed,
And bring back pleasant mem'ries forgotten,
Our labor then shall have been repaid.