2009-08-26 / Columns

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH

SENIOR TRIP — Whitesburg High School's First senior trip took place April 27, 1946. Pictured are (front row, left to right) David Neville Blair, Billy Paul Frazier, Earl Pickett Reed, James Bradley Hall, William Ralph Whitson, (middle row) Bill Rex Edmiston, Levine Fields, Harold Mason, Keith Kincer, Dimple Caudill, Ethel Marie Standifer, Joy Faye Webb, Claudia Marie Acuff, Loretta Vern Hall, Reba Jeanette Wampler, Nina Lee Jarrett, Kathryn Phyllis Back, Ruby June Adams, Betty Joe Little, Ann Hays, Fernoy Mosgrove, Naomi Jean Polly, Esther Kathyleen Hall, Betty Jo Whitson, Gwendolyn Sexton Adams, Eva Dale Stallard (a guest), Prof. W.L. Stallard, (back row) bus driver, Ed Blair, Elline Salyer (chaperone), Gaynell Blair, Valma Opal Collins, Renavae Franklin, Delma Jean Brown, Imogene Collins, Owen Adams, Velda Kincer, Ermadene Collins, Karu Ison, Rachel Combs, Charles E. Hall, and Prof. Isaac Hogg. This picture and information was provided by Nina Jarrett Craft. SENIOR TRIP — Whitesburg High School's First senior trip took place April 27, 1946. Pictured are (front row, left to right) David Neville Blair, Billy Paul Frazier, Earl Pickett Reed, James Bradley Hall, William Ralph Whitson, (middle row) Bill Rex Edmiston, Levine Fields, Harold Mason, Keith Kincer, Dimple Caudill, Ethel Marie Standifer, Joy Faye Webb, Claudia Marie Acuff, Loretta Vern Hall, Reba Jeanette Wampler, Nina Lee Jarrett, Kathryn Phyllis Back, Ruby June Adams, Betty Joe Little, Ann Hays, Fernoy Mosgrove, Naomi Jean Polly, Esther Kathyleen Hall, Betty Jo Whitson, Gwendolyn Sexton Adams, Eva Dale Stallard (a guest), Prof. W.L. Stallard, (back row) bus driver, Ed Blair, Elline Salyer (chaperone), Gaynell Blair, Valma Opal Collins, Renavae Franklin, Delma Jean Brown, Imogene Collins, Owen Adams, Velda Kincer, Ermadene Collins, Karu Ison, Rachel Combs, Charles E. Hall, and Prof. Isaac Hogg. This picture and information was provided by Nina Jarrett Craft. The Clarion yearbook staff in 1946 was Imogene Collins; editor; Esther Hall; co, editor; J.B. Hall; artist; Delma Brown, associate editor; Owen Adams, advertising manager; Charles Hall, sales manager; Valma Collins, business manager; Velda Kincer, assistant business manager; Jean Polly, joke editor; Ralph Whitson, assistant sales manager; Gaynell Blair, photograph editor; Gwendolyn Adams, organization editor; Bill Paul Frazier, sports editor; Jeanette Wampler, feature editor; Ethel Standifer, snapshot editor; and W.L. Stallard, advisor.

THE QUILL AND SCROLL CLUB members at Whitesburg High School in 1946 were Ermel Ison, O.P. Hart, Jean Polly, Coleman Day, Ruby Jean Adams, Erma Lee Goins, Ann Hays, Loretta McKenzie, and Jeanette Wampler. W.L. Stallard was the advisor. THE QUILL AND SCROLL CLUB members at Whitesburg High School in 1946 were Ermel Ison, O.P. Hart, Jean Polly, Coleman Day, Ruby Jean Adams, Erma Lee Goins, Ann Hays, Loretta McKenzie, and Jeanette Wampler. W.L. Stallard was the advisor. The Black Kat Staff in 1946 was editor Ruby June Adams, associate editor Ann Hays, business managers Imogene Collins and Fernoy Mosgrove, subscription managers Kathryn Back and William Cook, gossip editor Jeanette Wampler, assistant editor Lavon Sparks, exchange editors Jean Polly and Rachel C., joke editor Jo Nell Board, assistant Charles Hall, sports editor J.B. Hall, advertising Ermadene Collins and Velda Kincer, artist. Pendleton.

FOOTBALL TEAM — Members of the Whitesburg High School Yellowjackets football team in 1946 were (first row, left to right) Herbert Caudill, Earl Reed, Douglas Moncrief, Glen Polly, J.B. Hall, Herman Sergent, Paul Polly, Tom Fugate, (second row) Herbert Haynes, Billy Easterling, Tommy Harris, Wendell Collier, Harold Minns, Raymond Polly, Sonny Webb, (standing) manager, Don Hammock, Rex Edmiston, Bill Fairchild, Billy Paul Frazier, and Steve John. FOOTBALL TEAM — Members of the Whitesburg High School Yellowjackets football team in 1946 were (first row, left to right) Herbert Caudill, Earl Reed, Douglas Moncrief, Glen Polly, J.B. Hall, Herman Sergent, Paul Polly, Tom Fugate, (second row) Herbert Haynes, Billy Easterling, Tommy Harris, Wendell Collier, Harold Minns, Raymond Polly, Sonny Webb, (standing) manager, Don Hammock, Rex Edmiston, Bill Fairchild, Billy Paul Frazier, and Steve John. The senior class officers of 1946 were President Ruby June Adams, Secretary Betty Jo Whitson, Treasurer Valma Collins, Sergeant at Arms O.P. Hart, Sponsors Isaac Hogg and Follace Fields.

The junior class officers of 1946 were President Paula Flinchum, Vice-President Herbert Caudill, Secretary Earl Webb, Sergeant at Arms Bill Fairchild, Sponsors Mrs. John E. Passmore and Mrs. Glynn H. Sparks

The sophomore class officers of 1946 were President Albert Routley, Vice-President Alex Hall, Secretary Nell Vermillion, Treasurer Helen Faye Fairchild, Sergeant at Arms Douglas Moncrief, Sponsors Edgar Banks, Mrs. Lonnie Breeding and W.L. Stallard.

Who's Who in the senior class, 1946

Wilma Flinchum, Neatest ; Valma Collins, Dreamer; Ruby June Adams, Cutest; Charles Hall, Neatest; Jeanette Wampler, Most Likely To Succeed; Gwendolyn Adams, Most Studious; Betty Jo Little, Best All Around Girl; Imogene Collins, Wittiest ; Fernoy Mosgrove, Most Humble; Ann Hays, Most Old Maidish; David Blair, Most Handsome; Karu Ison, Most Studious; Dimple Caudill, Most Reserved; Billie Paul Frazier, Wittiest ; Edward Blair, Best Sport ; Delma Brown, Biggest Flirt; Ethel Standifer, Most Humble; Rex Edmiston, Bachelor; Keith Kincer, Most Reserved; Lavine Fields, Most Likely To Succeed; Betty Jo Whitson, Best Personality; Ellis Day, Biggest Flirt ; Jimmie Craft, Best Personality; Owen Adams, Most Popular.

The Poet's Page of the 1946 yearbook contained:

Seasons Just Luck

Each man has his day

Gosh Mon. I sure am lucky,

A renowned poet once wrote,

Just as lucky as can be,

Also each season has its pla y Nope, I didn't make an A today

This lowly poet now quotes.

Didn't even make a C.

Each season seems the best of all

You're wrong, it wasn't that Mom.

As each comes in its turn, I didn't win a prize

Winter, spring, summer, and fall

It isn't new at all, I'd say,

All help us to live and to learn.

Just an old but good surprise.

-Jeanette Wampler

No, I didn't find a nickel

Ah gee, I think you're so dumb

It's nothing like that at all.

Of course my Daddy knows it

Come on, just one more guess!

Gee Whiz, you're wrong again Mom,

I might as well confess.

Even all the neighbors know it

And I guess that you do too,

It's just that I think I'm lucky

Cause I was born to you.

-Ruby June Adams

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