New Town Activities


Texarkana, U.S.A. – Thursday, May 19, 1949

New Town Closing Exercises Planned

GOOD OLD SOUTHERN BARBECUE—The Old Southern Bar-B-Q, 926 New Boston Road, serves delicious hickory smoked barbecue sandwiches and lunches. For beef, pork, ribs and beans barbecue, you haven’t tasted real barbecue until you have tried Old Southern’s real old Southern products. Prepared daily and always ready, Old Southern specializes in barbecue by the pound to take home.
The New Town school will have its second closing exercise at 7 p.m. Friday at the New Town Baptist church.

A play, “The Galloping Ghost,” will be presented by students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades.

The commencement exercises will be held at 11 a. m. Sunday at the Sunset Baptist church. The Rev. D. Edwin Johnson, pastor, will deliver the principal address.

Thirty-three students will graduate. The class is sponsored by Eddie G. Smith, fifth grade teacher.

The commencement program is as follows:

Processional—“God of Our Fathers;” song—“Steal Away;” prayer; song “Ezekiel Saw De Wheel;” salutatory—“Our Dream,” by Clara Mae Robinson, valedictory—“The Royal Road,” by Luther Parchman; duet—“Sweet and Low,” by Betty Johnson and Rosie Lee Lyons; “The Wishing Gate,” by Joe Lewis Ivey; Class Will, by Lorene Baker.

Class Statistics, by Curtis Lee Robinson; song—“The Little Brown Church in the Vale,” by the choral group; poem—“Let Me Walk With the Men in the Road,” by Bertha Mae Calloway; song—“Pilgrim’s Journey,” by the choral group; introduction of speaker by W. K. Hicks, Sr., principal of New Town school; presentation of certificates; class song, and recessional.


Texarkana, U.S.A. – Sunday, June 5, 1949

New Town Honor Roll Is Announced

Top Students Listed By Principal W. K. Hicks

The following students were on the honor roll at New Town school according to an announcement by the principal, W. K. Hicks, Sr.:

FirstThird Cont.Fifth Cont.Sixth Cont.
George Mason HaskinsMary Lee ShawWalter CochranTommie Lee Tubbs
William MooreEunice Mae SimsWillie Lee Samuels
Willie Mack RichardsonCharlotte Y. SmithJoe Larry BlackPerfect Attendance
Patricia Jean HughesDorothy Jean PickettFirst
Ira Gene CalhounAlvin JacobsSixthPatricia Jean Hughes
Janet WillisCosey MurphyLorene BakerMelvin Charles Kelley
Laverne JohnsonO. D. RigsbyBertha CallowayAlvin Wimbley
Virginia HailyJamie Lee StinsonFlorine Elliott
Alvin WimbleyJohn Quency WilliamsBetty Lou JohnsonFifth
Bennie Jean MitchellJames Harold WoodbridgeRosie Lee LyonsWalter Cochran
William Curtis HamptonIra Lee LevingstonClara Mae RobinsonWillie Lee Samuels
Georgia Ruth BlakeTom Butler, Jr.Minnie Jean Cooks
Mattie Lee TraylorFifthDosey Lee Grant
Devane V. RhoneJoe Louis IveySixth
ThirdBobbie Jean SextonJ. B. Roosevelt JohnsonBertha Mae Calloway
Catherine RobinsonJohnnie YoungLuther ParchmanEarnest Vern Haskins
Louise ElliottAnnie Jean MillerCurtis Lee RobinsonTommie Lee Tubbs
Eula Mae BradleyRuby Jean CooksJames Scott
Georgia Mae FordMinnie Jean CooksAlfred Woodside


Texarkana, U.S.A. – Sunday, December 4, 1949
Honor rolls and perfect attendance records were announced Saturday by the Newtown elementary school as follows:
SecondFifth Cont.First Cont.Fourth Cont.
Melvin Charles KelleyJoyce Ann WilliamsAlbert Phillip SmithCharles Edward Matthews
Romero Edwin MicheauxClarence Grant, Jr.Harold Cleophas Williams
William MooreEdward James ScottHerbert WimbleyFifth
Willie Mack RichardsonLeon Charles StephensonCalvin Lee WoodsideShirley Grady
Alvin WimblyRobert Edward WashBernas Dean Griffin
Georgia Ruth BlakeRobert Lee WilliamsSecond GradeRosie Mae Harris
Joyce Lorine GarmonHelen Lucile FranklinElla Weis Jacobs
Deloris Eola GivansSixthDeloris Eola GivansEmma Weis Jacobs
Virginia HaileyFrances E. AltonAnnie Pearl GriffinMartha Marie Johnson
Laverne JohnsonEarnestyne Y. BellBennie Jean MitchellVerncill Perry
Bennie Jean MitchellCosetta BishopCharles Ray HayesWesley duBois Johnson
Thelma Mollie SharpClaudie L. BookerRichard Otis JacobsJoshua Norton
Leo W. ChildsMelvin Charles KelleyBenjamin Richardson
ThirdMinnie J. CookWilliam MooreLeon Charles Stephenson
Billy Joe AnthonyTrudell JacksonWillie Mack RichardsonRobert Edward Wash
Wilmer K. HicksCharles E. JohnsonAlvin Wimbly
Marion Charles LeeJohn W. JohnsonSixth
Virginia Agnes TubbsPaul V. JohnsonThirdFrances E. Alton
Willie Mae DorseyPearla M. JohnsonMarion Louise StephensonOllie D. Atkins
Mary Louise StephensonTheo C. JohnsonAnnie Louis WilsonJames W. Bennett
John Wesley WalkerMildred G. LewisClemmie Teel WarrenEarnestyne Y. Bell
Marceline AndersonBerdie H. PetersClaudine Marie PearsonCozetta Bishop
Bonnie Ray CallahanDwane RhoneWillie V. MillsClaudie L. Booker
Ruby Jean RichardJohnie Mae KaseMinnie J. Cook
FourthWillie Lee SamuelVesta Lee KaseMary L. Hamilton
Jean Deloris GayBobbie Jean SextonMarion Charles LeeOsie J. Henry
Margie Von GeorgeGloria A. TaylorJohn Wesley WalkerThelma Hervey
Eunice Mae SimmsLeonard TurnerWilmer K. HicksVeria Hervey
Dorothy Jean PickettEssie Mae WorthMary Louise StephensonTrudell Jackson
Charlotte Y. SmithVirginia Agnes TubbsCharles E. Johnson
Hariett L. BennettPERFECT ATTENDANCEMarion Charles LeeJohn W. Johnson
Elizabeth Ann WebbFirst GradeBillie Joe AnthonyPaul Johnson
Robert FoggieWilma Ruth BurseyMarceline AndersonMildred G. Lewis
Bryant Floyd EalLuella CorneliusLuther John SprattFelton L. Matthews
William Gene GambleGeneva HamiltonIsiah James SprattBobbie Jean Miller
Alma Lavern SmithVergie L. Moore
FifthCarrie Lee WimbleyFourthBerdie H. Peters
Obelia Louise GarmonMarjorie Nell McFarlandRayburn Eugene TubbsDwane Rhone
Rosie Mae HarrisDiane MitchellRosie Ruth AllenRuby Jean Richard
Curi Mae HawthorneFelton Ray AtkinsHarriett Lee BennettWillie Lee Samuel
Maxine Laverne HaywoodLonnie Joe BookerDorothy Lee ChatmanEtta Mae Scott
Martha Marie JohnsonArthur Lee DawsonOra Bell HaskinsBobbie Jean Sexton
Rosie Mae LewisMarion Charles GallbraithEunice Mae SimmsGloria Taylor
Emma Lee SharpJohn Isom KaseCharlotte SmithLeonard Turner
Ardelia Mae StandiferJames Earl LewisGeorge Lee BellOpal D. Ward
Hattie Mae TaylorSamuel LockhartRobert FoggieBenjamin W. Washington
Mae Rosie TrammelThomas Clifton AlexanderWilliam Gene Gamble