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.