Denison Hi Buzz — A school wide poll found most students do not “go steady” because grades fall, parents don’t like it, money is spent and people’s feelings are often hurt. Rarely do people who go steady, marry, and marriage should be the only result. Kids in Senior High are too young to consider marriage, and ‘going steady” will result in this question: ‘Do I love him? Will I marry him?’ This generally scares off the boy or girl, leaving someone deeply hurt.
Feb. 5, 1954
SIXTY YEARS AGO
O.R. Hall, of Denison, has tinkered on his wife’s stove and invented "The Cat," a piscatorial gadget for anglers. It’s called "The Cat" because the disk-type gadget always lands on its feet.
Anglers in Texoma, the Southwest and now the gulf are clamoring for it. When the disc is cast and hits bottom it will always set straight up with the minnow about two-inches off bottom. The shape insures a constant rocking motion making a tantalizing minnow meal for the fish in these parts. It is also virtually snag proof.
Hall has had several tentative bids to "go national," but he wants to start out slowly and wait until he gets his business firmly established before taking any major step. His next most important achievement will be to buy Mrs. Hall a new cook stove.
Feb. 5, 1964
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Denison Hi Buzz — A school wide poll found most students do not "go steady" because grades fall, parents don’t like it, money is spent and people’s feelings are often hurt. Rarely do people who go steady, marry, and marriage should be the only result. Kids in Senior High are too young to consider marriage, and ‘going steady" will result in this question: ‘Do I love him? Will I marry him?’ This generally scares off the boy or girl, leaving someone deeply hurt.
In the Senior Class 59 percent do not go steady with 32 per cent who do; in the junior class, 63 percent don’t and 31 percent do; in the sophomore class 70 percent do not and 18 percent do.
Another interesting fact found by the survey: 12 percent of the students still do not know how to answer a poll correctly.
Feb. 5, 1974
FORTY YEARS AGO
The polish and enthusiasm exhibited by Sherman Community Players has enchanted Margaret E. May, a newcomer who has a leading role in the new production, "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds."
It as serious comedy about Beatrice, a mother of two, played by Mrs. May and her aging charge, Nanny, played by Mrs. Marilee Smith. Smith commented she liked the play’s message that each individual is unique and has the potential to rise above his surroundings.
Mrs. May emigrated from England with training and experience in drama, appearing in theater on both sides of the Atlantic. She also wrote for TV and radio.
Feb. 5, 1984
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Crawling babies raced the JC Penney tracks at Sher-Den mall for the "Diaper Derby"— a crawl-off between the fastest moving babies in town. The babies would crawl towards their mothers, sometimes staying on track and sometimes veering around.
The participants were Teresa Bennett and daughter Melissa, Sharla Potts and her son Robert, and Teresa Crosby and son Bradley.
Feb. 5, 1994
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Grayson County’s best known citizens will be waiting on dinner guests at the American Heart Association event called Celebrity Celebration for Heart. According to Rad and Pat Richardson, chairmen, "the waiters will earn tips on the quality of service. All the waiters hope to convince their guests that they’re the best and most entertaining waiters. Accordingly, they’ll perform antics such as singing, dancing, magic tricks and more. Anything goes…"