Thursday, August 16, 2018

Jim Laura ’43

I was a nerd back then. I was the salutatorian. All I did was study and work. In fact, the only date I had was to the senior prom. My father was the sales manager for the 7-up bottling company. The war took a bunch of workers, so they hired some high school guys. We couldn't buy bottle caps during...

History of Film Society

    According to the 1975 Jesuit Today, “Fr. Kitten initiated Jesuit’s film program in the spring semester of 1971 with a class of six students.” In the Second Annual Dallas/Ft. Worth Information Film Producers Association Student Film Competition, “Steve Cook, was presented the ‘Sandy’ award for the best edited film. . . . was the only high school entry...

John Buettner ’44

I am taking this method of communicating as the most convenient since I am afraid that I really have little to say. My wife, Cathy, says that expecting to get anything of value on events that took place 55 years ago from an 80-year-old man with a poor memory to begin with is an exercise in futility. As I guess...

Memories of Integration

Jack Harper '58: I am a 1958 graduate and was a classmate of Charles and Arthur. In thinking back about it I am rather surprised that it was not really a big issue with the students. It was all very natural and I guess I was unaware of what a groundbreaking situation we were involved in. I remember a few...

Bill Johnson ‘62

The class of 1962 was provided with a "Senior Shed" for smoking cigarettes on school grounds. Times have changed.

Henry Neuhoff, III ‘52

When I was a student at the old Jesuit we had a parking lot out front which might hold ten cars ….and it was never full! And seniors were the only students allowed to go in the front door.

Richard McGowan ’46

April 2013 In 1942 Jesuits were unheard of in Dallas. My friends at Highland Park Junior High asked me why I was going to a ‘Jews-u-it’ school. We didn't know you were Jewish!’" Tuition was $100/year. I was given a half scholarship but could only pay $50 that freshman year. No problem. Our Principal, Fr. Mulhern, told us we could only have a...

History of The Roundup and The Last Roundup 1950s

  In October 1949 the paper reported that it had been accepted into the Catholic School Press Association “with a rating of First Honors, the second highest classification for High School newspapers.  The rating was based on all of last year’s monthly publications, and a separate award, Second Honors, was given to The Last Roundup.” In March 1950 The Roundup sponsored...

Jerry Durbin ’53

My fondest memory unfortunately is after the time Jesuit graduate Joe Lostetter was killed in Korea. The military sent an honor guard to Jesuit on Oak Lawn to conduct a memorial service in Joe's memory with his family members present and the student body attending I probably became a cheerleader to attract girls' attention. If we had an official moderator,...