From THE HUDDLE — Girls, it’s here again — Sadie Hawkins Week — it begins Monday and lasts through Saturday. During this time girls ask for all dates, pay for all dates, and furnish the cars. If you have been looking for a boy friend and have found him but don’t know how to get a date with him, now is your chance. For those good-looking, popular boys, here’s a friendly suggestion, stay under cover or get caught!
COMPILED AND EDITED By Micaela Hoops
SIXTY YEARS AGO
March 14, 1954
From THE HUDDLE — Girls, it’s here again — Sadie Hawkins Week — it begins Monday and lasts through Saturday. During this time girls ask for all dates, pay for all dates, and furnish the cars.
If you have been looking for a boy friend and have found him but don’t know how to get a date with him, now is your chance. For those good-looking, popular boys, here’s a friendly suggestion, stay under cover or get caught!
Sadie Hawkins Week will be climaxed Saturday night with a treasure hunt followed by a dance. It will be informal.
Fads! Fads! Fads! This week it seems like all the boys have become "blondes" just overnight. Believe it or not the other day I even saw one boy with green hair. It may be the style somewhere. Mars, maybe?
Pool sharks of the week were Jimmy Franklin and Arley Harvey. Ping-pong champs were Jerry Kilgore and David Dean. Favorite tune on the juke box was "I Get So Lonely" by The Four Knights. Most graceful dancers were Margaret Wible and Eddie Wagoner.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 14, 1964
STAFF PHOTO — Although the snow cancelled Austin College’s game with Southeastern Oklahoma, Kangaroo outfielder David Yowell took advantage of the situation. He’s showing pretty Dallas coed Cheryl Finley how to load the pitching machine with snowballs on the white covered diamond at the college.
Suggestions pay off for A1C Clyde G. Thornley. He received a $45 for his suggestion in the Air Force Suggestion program at Perrin Air Force Base. He made three improvements on a missile testing device. Thornley and his wife, Carole, live on Brockett St. in Sherman. They have two children.
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 14, 1974
POTTSBORO — When you’re No. 2, you try harder.
That’s the 1974 theme of Dick Barrett, the two-time national fiddle champion who lost his No. 1 laurels at Weister, Idaho last year when he came in second.
"My goal this year is to regain the No. 1 title," Barrett said.
He’s off to a great start. He won the third annual World Series of Fiddling held in San Antonio with his daughter, Christie, and son, Brett, as his back up on the guitar and double bass.
The fiddling Barrett family followed this with a victory in the sixth annual Almeda Mall Old Time Fiddler’s Festival in Houston. In fact, they had a fiddle-off between the division winners with Barrett taking the grand championship and extra cash.
Barrett says he plans to compete in the state tourney in Texas and a dozen or more states, then fiddle his way to Weister where he hopes to regain his lost world’s fiddling title
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 14, 1984
On a muddy field fit for a hawg, the Sherman Police Association wallowed over the Sherman fighting Firebirds Sunday afternoon, winning the third annual Haw-Firebird charity football match 35-6.
The police Hawgs entertained the sparse crowd by rambling for five touchdowns and booting a 35-yard field goal to take the game trophy. The Hawgs lead the series 2-1.
"We just came together as one unit," said Hawg captain and patrol officer Wayne Jones. "But they (Firebirds) played a good game. It was hard hitting. You have to give them credit, too."
Robert Shannon, a defensive back for the Firebirds, lost a bet he made two weeks ago with Jones on the outcome of the game. As a result, Shannon succumbed to a barber’s razor after the contest for a close shave of the head. His hair was sold at auction for $50.
"When people see my bald head, they’ll know it’s just a symbol of the sacrifice I made to this team," Shannon joked.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 14, 1994
The Grayson County Extension Service recently sponsored a National Rifle Association "Personal Protection Seminar for Women," with eight hours of class time, then actual participation and instruction on holding and using a gun at a firing range.
STAFF PHOTOS — Bonnie Fink Sherrard of Pottsboro looks over the shoulder of her gun range buddy, Donna Hunt of Denison, as she puts into action the gun handling knowledge gained in class by pointing her revolver and firing.
Susan Bailey and Donna Glover, both of Sherman, listen as instructor Bob Douglas explains the legal, moral and civil aspects of firing a gun.
Lucille Freeman of Denison, points at her handgun and discusses with Gwen Austin of Sherman, the proper handing of a handgun.
Gwen Austin, wearing safety glasses and ear muffs, takes aim and fires at the target.