The Daily Iowegian
---- — Sept 27: A prize-winning float in the 1957 Pancake Day parade was beautiful but also effective in getting a point across. It was entered by the folks from the old Washington Junior High and featured a huge, ornate mantel clock. The words on the float said, "It's Time for a New Junior High." The vote to build the new Howar Junior High was successful in February of 1958.