Tiger Kittens Even Score with Kemp Jrs.

From The Malakoff News
Friday, October 21, 1955

The Malakoff elementary school Kittens, coached by Principal Neal Lawson, defeated the Kemp school’s junior team here Tuesday night by a score of 7 to 6, to even the score for the season’s play

The Kemp lads won the first game on their own field earlier in the season by the score of 13 to 6.

1956 Malakoff Kittens

The Malakoff Kittens!
FRONT ROW:  Dukes, Sorrell, Shumate, Shelton, Moore, Faulk, Dosser, and Rasco
MIDDLE ROW:  Price, Dodson, Mitchell, Bailey, Smith, Jordan, Wilcox, Nash, Fitzgerald, Briggs
BACK ROW:  Coach Lawson, Tidball, Kirby, Tarkington, Stanfield, Holt, Starkes, Lerwis, Surls, Weaks

Jerry Stanfield put the locals in the lead with the winning score late in the final quarter on a 40-yard touchdown sprint.  He also ran over the extra point.  Kemp scored in the 3rd quarter to gain a temporary lead.

Neal Lawson Named President of Local Rotary Organization

from The Malakoff News
Friday, March 18, 1955

In the regular Tuesday noon meeting  this week of the Malakoff Rotary Club, Neal Lawson, principal of the elementary department of the Malakoff Public Schools, was elected president for the coming Rotary year.

Other officers named included Dr. Clifford Haynes as vice-president and James E. Bien, who was re-elected secretary of the civic organization.NealLawson2

The directors for the coming year, which begins on the first Tuesday in July, will include C. O. Dodson, retiring president; T. H. Oliver of Trinidad; C. C. Lake; and Richard Tanner.

Payne is Speaker

For the Tuesday meeting, the club had as its guest speaker, J. Howard Payne, Dallas postmaster.  Mr. Payne, a Rotarian for the past 38 years, was the guest of an old friend, Rotarian E. H. Gatlin, program chairman for the day.

Other visitors for the Tuesday program were Frank LaRue, John R. Gibson, and Charles Hawn of the Athens Club and Joe Butler and R. L. Harris, Rotarians from Corsicana.


A “Bit” of Looking Back – Lions District Gov. Makes Official Visit To The Malakoff Club

Lions District Gov. Makes Official Visit To The Malakoff Club

From The Malakoff News
Friday, November 17, 1961

Lions Club District Governor WB McPherson

The Malakoff Lions Club welcomed Lion W. B. McPherson, Jr., Governor of District 2, Lions International, upon the occasion of his official visit to the club at its regular meeting Thursday evening, November 15.

The purpose of his visit was to advise and assist President Neal Lawson, Secretary Roy. R. Clark, and the officers and members of the club on matters pertaining to Lions administration and the Lions’ great program of humanitarian service.

Lion McPherson is one of 374 District Governors who supervise the activities of more than 15,754 Lions Clubs throughout the free world.  Lions International has become the largest, most active and fastest growing service club organization in the world.  As of September 30, 1961, there were more than 620,880 members who wear the Lions Button.

The Lions Clubs’ special mission is the promotion of good government and good citizenship, the development of civic, educational, social, and moral welfare of the community and nation. Its motto is “We Serve.”