Your 1950 Houstonian is the work of many minds and hands. Any
annual, large or small, needs the services of a varied group, using their
Giving credit to all who made The 1950 Houstonian a reality is a big
job involving the cooperation of almost every student and faculty member
in one way or another.
First job that confronted us was the class section. Wheat studios
worked through the turmoil of registration to help set a record in the number
of class pictures taken for any Houstonian. Keeping more than 2300 pictures straight was a difficult job, but Wheat came through in fine style.
The Vanity Fair Beauty section photographs were produced by Miss
Martha Pyke of the University's photography department and her student
photographers. Jim Brand, Yvonne Corrigan, John J. Ford, W. Walter
Gural, Marvin Harris, Ray Hembree, Robert E. Johnson, Carolyn Litowich,
Ted Marek, and Molly Reed. They did a great job.
Kappa Alpha Mu pictorial journalism fraternity and the University's
photography department came through for us with pictorial coverage of
the campus, its activities, and its students. Without top-quality pictures,
you can't have a good yearbook. Individually our photographers corps,
led by Dan Hardy, included Jim Cummings, Ira Dischler, Keith Hawkins,
Glenn Heath, and Ted Marek.
Photography without printing, however, can't produce the best Houstonian possible. Taylor Publishing company, our printers, was the final
link in a chain that bound The 1950 Houstonian together. Taylor's representative, Martin Hamilton, was on call whenever we ran into the stumbling blocks of an annual. Tom Murray, Taylor's art editor, kept close
watch on the book at the plant and also designed the title page, contents,
Since this book is the largest lithographed annual ever produced in
Texas, it is fitting that the job should be done by the largest yearbook
lithography concern in the country.
That brings us to you, the reader, again. In the book's creation, you
played your respective part. Now it's ready, your 1950 HOUSTONIAN.
THE HOUSTONIAN STAFF
N. S. Patterson, Sponsor
Pete Gilpin, Editor
Jack Wilson, Business Manager