There were prehistoric animals scattered all over the room with a caveman standing by armed with a club when the Cub Scout adult leaders met last night for their monthly roundtable discussion. The highlight for the mothers was the lesson in clay modeling of pre-historic animals assembled by Mrs. Fred Rucker. She had eight dinosaurs of various types mounted on wooden platforms. “I worked them up a day earlier,” Mrs. Rucker confessed. “I got all the books I could find, read descriptions of the animals and went to work.”

SIXTY YEARS AGO


March 18, 1954


Mrs. B.A. Spath models a dress of Chinese brocade and Mrs. James T. Patterson models an Indian Sari they will wear when explaining their exhibits for the Treasures of the World program to be presented by the Perrin Officers Wives Club. The Interstate Fine Arts Society is sponsoring the exhibit to be seen at the Art Center.



There were prehistoric animals scattered all over the room with a caveman standing by armed with a club when the Cub Scout adult leaders met last night for their monthly roundtable discussion.


The highlight for the mothers was the lesson in clay modeling of pre-historic animals assembled by Mrs. Fred Rucker. She had eight dinosaurs of various types mounted on wooden platforms.


"I worked them up a day earlier," Mrs. Rucker confessed. "I got all the books I could find, read descriptions of the animals and went to work."


Mrs. Raschke had "fired" her ceramic models and had them arranged in shadow boxes with colored pictures of the monsters for a background.


Mrs. Rucker and Mrs. John Martyn were the clay modeling instructors. The mothers are due to pass on the information to their cub scouts next month, but not before they get a chance at building dinosaurs themselves.


The theme of the meeting was "Black Gold." A petroleum display was set up, complete with oilrigs. No mention was made of the connection between the dinosaurs and fossil fuels.


Mrs. Worth Walter gave a brief talk on "Life Through the Ages," and a film strip on petroleum.


FIFTY YEARS AGO


March 18, 1964


STAFF PHOTO — As father, daughter and suitor, Mike Jernigan, Bill Miller and Linda Metcalf yell in a heated argument as they perform Anton Chekov’s play "The Proposal." The play is directed by Paul and Bonnie Beardsley.



Three high schools in this area are among those in Texas that have graduates who received Woodrow Wilson Fellowships for graduate work, according to recent survey by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Princeton, N.J.


They are: Paul Francis McGraw, Sherman, Mrs. Mary Ann G. Devillier, Denison, Robert Lowell Russell, Commerce.


FORTY YEARS AGO


March 18, 1974


SHERMAN — Two east rural Denison residents are at odds over a peacock that is owned by one and being chained by the other, according to a report given Grayson County sheriff Woody Blanton.


Sheriff Blanton said that one of the men wants his bird back while the other has chained it and is threatening to sell it.


THIRTY YEARS AGO


March 18, 1984


The Women’s Crisis Line’s board of directors gave three major awards and 12 certificates for outstanding service. Leta Koch, director, presented the Director’s award to the First United Methodist Church of Sherman. Carolyn Driscoll accepted the award.


Mrs. Koch said that Rev. Jack Gibson and his staff had gone far beyond the call of duty in helping with all facets of the Crisis Line’s work.


Charlotte Watson, board of directors president, named the sponsors of "La Grande Affair," a New Year’s Eve benefit party, as the recipients of the President’s Award. Mrs. Gayle Olivares, Mrs. Honey Minshew, Mrs. Csipet Moberly, Mrs. Jo Davis, Mrs. Roaslind Cain, and Mrs. Chris Paddock, the sponsors, raised $15,000 for the Crisis Line.


Citing her willingness to "go anywhere at anytime she is needed," Mrs. Koch presented Joyce Sauvageau with the Volunteer of the Year Award.


Steven Koch, Dr. Gerald Bullock, Roger Sanders, Maurine Conrad, Gary McLain, Sheriff L. E. "Jack" Driscoll and three father-son teams: Jackie and Neal Douglas, Rod and Brent Sauvageau and Chuck and Richard Vaughn, received awards for outstanding volunteerism.


TWENTY YEARS AGO


March 18, 1994


Dr. B. Don Russell, a Denison native, has been named executive associate dean for the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Russell was previously professor of electrical engineering and director of the Power System Automation Laboratory.


Russell joined Texas A&M in 1976 and since then has been involved in teaching and research. He is an internationally known expert in electric power system fault detection. Russell was recently elected secretary of the 25,000-member Power Engineering Society.


Russell is a 1966 graduate of Denison High School, where he was voted "Most Likely to Succeed." He was the recipient of the Munson Foundation scholarship and received eight academic letters.


He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Russell and the brother of Jim Russell of Denison.