2009-01-28 / Columns

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH

(This article appeared in

The Mountain Eagle , Feb.

10, 1955)

Feb. 2 and 3, the Whitesburg speech class under the direction of Mrs. W.B. Hall, presented to the grade school and the high school two one-act plays and two humorous monologues.

A one-act drama, "Concert in the Park", was done by Burkie Holbrook, Peggie Yontz, Buddy Fields, and Bert Back. Burkie played the part of a criminal who, though he was still bad, tried to be good. Peggie Yontz was his girlfriend — much interested in music. Buddy Fields played the role of Peggie's brother, and the part of a policeman was done by Bert Back.

"Love Hits Wilbur", a comedy, was well produced by Gene Collier, Shirley Stallard, Clara Lou Webb, Ada Louise Fields, Roberta Jenkins and Sewell Barrett. The plot was based around Wilbur, a 13-year-old boy who hated girls, but soon learned to like one in particular, Clara Lou Webb.

The two monologues were done by Cecil Barnes and Wilsie Mae Mason.

Thursday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 11, at 9:30 a.m., the speech class will present two other oneact plays and three monologues. The plays to be produced are "No Greater Love", and "Tell It To The Morgans". This promises to be a good program. Admission will be 10 cents and 25 cents.

From the four one-act plays done by the speech class this month, one will be entered in the Regional Drama Festival at Pikeville on February 26.

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