Miss Mystery. 1954. Who was she? Rules of game. Basketball Tournament.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Basketball 1954. Miss Mystery Game. Searcy AR White County

1954 Basketball Tournament Fun Contest!

I have been given several tournament programs from the 1950's in White County AR by Pat Holloway, a friend from way back.  They were of girl's tournaments that were very popular before some no-fun characters cut out all girl's sports! (Don't get me started on that!) We had no girl's basketball until Title IX changed that.

Glancing through them, I saw this unusual page and thought how much fun this would have been.  I can't offer a prize but I will say that Miss Mystery still lives in Searcy and is actually giving me permission to share this.  Someone had written the name of the winner so I covered it with the yellow paper! 

Searcy Sleuths, let's see if you remember who Miss Mystery was! 

Comments (10)

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

That does sound like a fun contest.  I wonder if my family members living in the area would know.  I doubt my wife would know.  She is not of the right age.

Sep 14, 2021 12:16 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

The Miss Mystery 1954 contest sounds like a lot of fun, Barbara.  The creative imagination demonstrated in different decades is interesting to revisit.

Sep 14, 2021 01:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Barbara, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 14, 2021 01:11 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Myrl, thanks for the feature.  I had never heard of such a game and $50 was a lot of money in 1954.  I don't think it lasted......the game that is.  

Sep 14, 2021 05:36 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Raymond Henson, I worked with a Henson family many years ago.  They were missionaries and bought property in Searcy.  Are you related?

Sep 14, 2021 06:25 PM
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

I'm going to go with Mary Julia McNeil also like someone else for the mystry girl

in the South's Most Spectacular (SMS) Girl's Basketball Tournament in 1954. 

Mary Julia   was very popular and a very nice young lady.

Sep 14, 2021 06:36 PM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, you are right!  Everyone loved her then and loves her now!!

Sep 15, 2021 05:36 AM
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Your post brings back memories of my senior year at Searcy High School. I became acquainted with Mary Julia in my physics class of all places. Julie is also a smart lady.

Here's what she wrote in my yearbook.

Sep 15, 2021 08:17 AM
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Also this blog wouldn't be complete without reading and old blog of yours about SHS Girl's Basketball here.

Sep 15, 2021 08:44 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, thanks for pulling up that old blog about Title IX and what it meant for girls.  I love it!  

Sep 15, 2021 09:12 AM