The coronation of the Homecoming Queen at Joplin Junior College had “star quality.”

Mr. Melvyn Douglas, stage and screen star, cooperated in making the 1940 contest a huge success.  His photograph was included in the school annual, Crossroads.

The queen was Billye Grattis.  Her attendants were Norma Butler, Marjorie Parker, Verna Richards, Jane White and Betty Rowton.