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Centennial Quiz - August 17, 2008

1. Which of the following famous sports figures never lived in Lubbock?
a. Paul “Daffy” Dean
b. Glen Davis
c. Blair Cherry Sr.
d. Bill Parcells
e. Henry Frnka
f. Doak Walker
g. Gene Stallings

2. True or false?
Hubert L. Allen, Lubbock civic leader and district manager for Southwestern Public Service Co., was Lubbock’s first official ham radio operator.

3. Who was the first principal of Coronado High School when it opened in 1965?
a. Wayne Wilsher
b. Ronald Gooch
c. Howard Price
d. Max O’Banion

4.True or false?
In January 1951, Congress approved $25 million for telephone cooperatives throughout the nation. Lubbock’s South Plains Telephone Cooperative received $1.2 million of the funds, making it the recipient of the second largest allocation in the nation at that time.

Answers:

1. Which of the following famous sports figures never lived in Lubbock?

f. and g. Doak Walker and Gene Stallings. Paul “Daffy” Dean, brother of baseball hall of famer “Dizzy” Dean, was at one time manager of the Lubbock Hubbers minor league baseball team. Glen Davis, a Heisman Trophy winner and West Point football star, was in the oil business in Lubbock. Henry Frnka, who coached Tulane to its only national football championship, was head coach at Lubbock High at one time in his career. Blair Cherry Sr., who first gained fame as head coach of Amarillo High, was a longtime head coach at the University of Texas and was the father of Lubbock judge Blair Cherry Jr. Bill Parcells was at one time an assistant coach at Texas Tech.

2. Hubert L. Allen was Lubbock’s first official ham radio operator.

True.

3. Who was the first principal of Coronado High School when it opened in 1965?

c. Howard Price

4. Lubbock’s South Plains Telephone Cooperative received $1.2 million of federal telphone cooperative funds, making it the recipient of the second largest allocation in the nation at that time.

True.


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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