The Fall Semester of 1962

Myrna (Van Etten) Roberts -- Class of 1963

In 1962 with a Permian game coming up, someone decided it would be brilliant to make a life sized, papier-mâché panther, paint a yellow stripe down its back and roll it out during the Friday night game. I was in Miss Carpenter's art class where the critter was fashioned with great care, amid predictions Permian would be put in its place by our great idea. As I recall it, they were so outraged at the sight of the panther, they not only creamed us in football; they stole it from us and dragged it around town after painting over the stripe. There were several pranks back and forth, but this one drew the most response.