Grayson County College has an unobtrusive group of sun worshippers on campus. They are members of the advanced refrigeration and air conditioning class. Headed by instructor Jack Reynolds, these students have built a solar heat recovery system, an idea utilized since Biblical times. The heat recovery unit is a black hose placed on a reflective surface in the sun.
Feb. 13, 1954
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Staff photo— George Erickson, Sherman amateur radio operator, points to his license plate which people remark has an odd tag number. The tag number corresponds to his radio call number. Licensed radio hams, who applied for them this year received tags with their call numbers for the first time. There are five others in Grayson County, including W5 ULY, TO J. D. Cupp; W5 FNS, Joseph D. Knight; W5 PST to C. M. Davis; W5 NRR, Paul A. Sutherland, all of Denison; and W5 DRV, Clifford Stephens of Tom Bean.
Feb. 13, 1964
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Austin College students stage a boycott against Sherman businesses not open to them. A vote was cast in the student referendum election with 378 for the boycott and 206 against.
The boycott vote is an outgrowth of the recent refusal of one or more Sherman restaurants to serve an African student enrolled at the college. No individual business firms were listed in the referendum.
Feb. 13, 1974
FORTY YEARS AGO
Grayson County College has an unobtrusive group of sun worshippers on campus. They are members of the advanced refrigeration and air conditioning class.
Headed by instructor Jack Reynolds, these students have built a solar heat recovery system, an idea utilized since Biblical times.
The heat recovery unit is a black hose placed on a reflective surface in the sun. This hose is connected to a heat storage unit, in this case a 55-gallon drum. Cool water from the bottom of the drum is filtered through the hose over the reflector, and back to the top of the drum. Even in freezing weather, the water in the barrel has maintained temperatures of around 100 degrees.
A fan can be attached to this to distribute heating throughout a house, costing less than $10 a year. However, the energy caught is 41%. The students are working tod design an even more efficient energy saving unit.
Feb. 13, 1984
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Five Sherman and three Denison women have been selected for inclusion in the 1983 edition of Outstanding Young Women of America.
The women selected from this area are Gina Rachele Brazzle, Dr. Tiara A. Box, Elizabeth Wilson Segovis, Rebecca Burtner and Barbara Davies, all of Sherman; and Jann Garland Henderson, Karen Luper and Karyn McNellis, all of Denison.
PJ storytime at Sherman’s Public Library was a hit. Children constructed Valentines with red and pink paper, teddy bears attended the event, and Kim Noles, 5, picked special pajamas to wear. Jandy Ashford, 6, is a veteran saying, "We came one time and we have to keep coming now." Her little sister, Cinammon, 2, tags along.
Charlie Stegal, 3 and Nancy Tollefsrud 5, are excited "to go somewhere in my pajamas." Ayesha and Usmar Khan think storytime is "real fun," while 17-month-old Sarah Khan dances to the music played.
Barney the dog, the library celebrity, makes a special appearance.
Feb. 13, 1994
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Just a few short months ago the nationally sixth-ranked Grayson County College Lady Vikings had a goal: to regain the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference title lost the year before to Weatherford College. The conference championship appears headed back to its familiar home in the GCC trophy cabinet.
"We have reestablished ourselves as the team to beat," said Lady Viking head coach Bill Brock. "Our kids really like to play and I feel like we’ll be ready for the challenge."