As I look across the yearbook office I feel like the
world has finally stopped spinning and I and my staff
The picture on this page "has got to be a classic
photo," it better than anything shows what kind of year
the staff had. We were forced to mix lunch with telephone calls and yearbook work. Of course, every now
and then we try and find time to study, which was
a very rare occasion.
I believe that the 1964 HOUSTONIAN has captured
this past year and its every hectic moment. The people
that have worked on this book donated a lot of time
and energy to make this a yearbook to always be proud
of. Many thanks to these people:
. . . Melinda McDaniel, associate editor, the most remarkable girl I have ever known—not only did she do her yearbook work perfectly but she found time to student teach and do work beyond what was necessary. Also she got
Jim F. to do some work.
. . Jimmy Kadlecek, associate editor, did most of the academic section and some of the college life section.
. . Mike Cook, photo editor, my right and left arms and sometimes my head. He and Melinda were the hardest workers. Thanks to Mike the book has a sports section.
. . Ann Genett, organizations editor, came in during the Spring semester and took over where others failed and did a
. . Susan Arter, honors editor, a bit emotional at times, but a damn good worker.
. . Pete Pallans, classes editor, found good helpers and did his job well.
. . Yoli Hinojosa, academics editor, a very conscientious worker.
. . Jo Schlebach and Martha Stephens both work on most everything in the book.
. . my photographers, Bob Cozens, Fred 'Hercules' Schultze, Ross Shoreman, and of course, Mike, who all took
. . Ray Blackstone, color photo editor, took the kind of color pictures that have made this book one to be remembered.
. . people around the department like, Annette Atkinson, Sherri Marcus, Carol Park, Ed Furley, Russell Raia, and
Dell Jensen, who helped with various parts of the book.
. . to my three brothers, Jim Murillo, Randy Wilson and Dean Murray—thanks for doing anything when I asked
. . the CERN, here is one more Pearl to the many we had and the many more we will have—seriously, Judi,
thanks for everything.
. . my mother who understood why her son was never home.
. . my fellow Newman Club members, especially those who put together the student index, Gerald Herring, Carol
Marti, Bill Carmody, Vita Ragusa, Carol Kubik, Carl Triola, Nancy Dixon, and Alex Ramirez, "The Beautiful
. Father Downey who put up with me being Editor and president of the Newman Club at the same time.
. the offices of Dr. Nicholson and Farris Bolck for their help when ever I needed it.
. Ted Nance and the athletic department for their help.
. D-Eon Priest and Martin Hamilton who always found time to solve my problems.
. Mr. Strader, the yearbook advisor, who knows more about me than I do and knew most every answer to my
. . . Mrs. Vestal and her staff, Edith Owesne and Joan Vadell, who did the advertising section besides their many
and so many more people that I know I am forgetting, thank you one and all for helping me put the 1964 HOUSTONIAN together. I am finally through and believe me it feels great. THE GROOVY BOOK IS FINISHED.