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Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH
Whitesburg High School

WHITESBURG HIGH SCHOOL 1942 SENIOR CLASS —Members of the class: Arlie Adams, Sally Ann Adams, Emma Jean Amburgey, Pauline B. Amburgey, Elmer Louis Back, Burnis Banks, Cuna Mae Banks, Duane Banks, Elsie Banks, Maewood Banks, Mildred Basham, Eva Dalna Bates, Lola Marie Blair, Stella Faye Bowen, Mable Brown, Elsie Mae Collier, Florence Collins, Garnie Collins, Mildred Louise Collins, Leonard Logan Collins, Jr., Ethel Collins, Ruth Combs, Lake Algeria Cornett, Lettie Opal Cornett, Stephen Jackson Cornett, Jr., Burt Craft, Roy Raymond Crawford, Jr., Mary Judy Craft, Clyde W. Daniels, John Ray Day, Pearl Marie Day, Wilma Jeanette Day, Dee Dawahare, James Arthur Dixon, Jr., Hagan Draughn, Ruby E. Duncan, John Edwards, Alice Frances Fields, Elmer Frazier, June Frazier, Donald Frost, Virginia Gertrude Fugate, Lina Mae Gibson, Mary Grace Gibson, William Walter Hall, Julia Mae Hartt, Carrel Hogg, Hubert Hayward Hogg, Millie Marie Hogg, Nelson R. Holbrook, James B. Holbrook, Pauline Holbrook, Madge Charleen Kincer, Nellie Mae King, Jeanette Lewis, Joanne Lewis, Paul Eugene Little, Ophelia Louise Logsdon, Carmen Louise Long, Bertha Lucas, Marie Menken, Patricia Lee McClure, Wilma Janette Mohn, Ison Morris Morgan, William Harlan Morton, Dale Mullins, Joe Tom Mullins, Leonard Nease, Edna Louise Newsome, Dudley Parsons, Mable Pigman, Geraldine Polly, Mary Myrtle Profitt, Marvis Raleigh, Helen Louise Routley, Wanda G. Reynolds, George F. Sigrest, Hazel Juliet Taylor, Hazel Taylor, Helen June Taylor, Emogene Mary Belle Webb, Carl Williams, Ferne Williams, Reba Williams, Helen Eileen White, and Minerva Ruth Zimmerman. WHITESBURG HIGH SCHOOL 1942 SENIOR CLASS —Members of the class: Arlie Adams, Sally Ann Adams, Emma Jean Amburgey, Pauline B. Amburgey, Elmer Louis Back, Burnis Banks, Cuna Mae Banks, Duane Banks, Elsie Banks, Maewood Banks, Mildred Basham, Eva Dalna Bates, Lola Marie Blair, Stella Faye Bowen, Mable Brown, Elsie Mae Collier, Florence Collins, Garnie Collins, Mildred Louise Collins, Leonard Logan Collins, Jr., Ethel Collins, Ruth Combs, Lake Algeria Cornett, Lettie Opal Cornett, Stephen Jackson Cornett, Jr., Burt Craft, Roy Raymond Crawford, Jr., Mary Judy Craft, Clyde W. Daniels, John Ray Day, Pearl Marie Day, Wilma Jeanette Day, Dee Dawahare, James Arthur Dixon, Jr., Hagan Draughn, Ruby E. Duncan, John Edwards, Alice Frances Fields, Elmer Frazier, June Frazier, Donald Frost, Virginia Gertrude Fugate, Lina Mae Gibson, Mary Grace Gibson, William Walter Hall, Julia Mae Hartt, Carrel Hogg, Hubert Hayward Hogg, Millie Marie Hogg, Nelson R. Holbrook, James B. Holbrook, Pauline Holbrook, Madge Charleen Kincer, Nellie Mae King, Jeanette Lewis, Joanne Lewis, Paul Eugene Little, Ophelia Louise Logsdon, Carmen Louise Long, Bertha Lucas, Marie Menken, Patricia Lee McClure, Wilma Janette Mohn, Ison Morris Morgan, William Harlan Morton, Dale Mullins, Joe Tom Mullins, Leonard Nease, Edna Louise Newsome, Dudley Parsons, Mable Pigman, Geraldine Polly, Mary Myrtle Profitt, Marvis Raleigh, Helen Louise Routley, Wanda G. Reynolds, George F. Sigrest, Hazel Juliet Taylor, Hazel Taylor, Helen June Taylor, Emogene Mary Belle Webb, Carl Williams, Ferne Williams, Reba Williams, Helen Eileen White, and Minerva Ruth Zimmerman. 1942 Senior Class

Class Flower: Yellow Rose; Class Colors: Maroon and White; Class Motto: “To God, Thy Country, and Thy Friends Be True”. Class Officers: President-William Walter Hall; Vice-President- William Harlan Morton; Secretary-Madge Charleen Kincer.

Whitesburg High news

The Yellowjackets scored the first touchdown in the first quarter of the game. David Fields carried the ball for 55 yards.

The score at half was 6-0 in favor of Whitesburg. Starting in at the half, Whitesburg scored in the first three minutes, making the score 12-0.

With five minutes left to play, Belfry began a passing attack, scoring two touchdowns only on long passes.

The Yellowjackets have improved considerably and will be in good condition to meet the Benham Tigers Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Benham field.

The football team elected the cheerleaders. The lucky girls are Joanne Lucas, Pat McClure, Bertha Lucas, and Minerva Ruth Zimmerman.

The Girls Reserve met Tuesday morning and elected officers for the coming year. Mrs. Maxine Salling and Mrs. Hazel Childers are this year’s sponsors. President is Judy Craft, Vice- President is Mabel Brown, Secretary is Joanne Lewis, Treasurer is Stella Faye Bowen, and 2nd Secretary, Bonnie Hall.

(The above article appeared in The Mountain Eagle on Sept. 18, 1941.)

The Clarion Yearbook

dedication, 1944

W.L. Stallard Miss Cleo Stamper

Dedication to our class sponsors, Prof. W.L. Stallard and Miss Cleo Stamper, in whom the seniors of Whitesburg High School find the help and encouragement they need to carry out their many plans; on whom they can rely for counsel and upon whose examples of good teaching they can build the characters that Whitesburg High School desires in her graduates.

1943-44 Faculty: Curtis J. Reed, Principal; Carlice Breeding, Mathematics and Shop; Edgar Banks, History; Bonnie Blair Day, History; W.L. Stallard, Bookkeeping and History; Cleo Stamper, Librarian; James Marion Stamper, English; Rosa Hale Jones, Music and Speech; Stephen Hansford Bowen, Biology; Myrel Brown, Biology and Mathematics; Isaac Hogg, Geometry; Ritter Fugate, English; Eunice Combs Taylor, English; Mrs. Hugh Hurst, Science; Mary Glenn Jenkins, Shorthand and Typing; Ann Dugan, Home Economics.

W.H.S.

Halloween Carnival

The very successful Halloween Carnival of 1943 was brought to a close as Charles Hall and Imogene Collins were crowned the reigning King and Queen of the occasion. The sophomore class was very enthused over having elected both the King and Queen. This is the first time in the history of the school that such a triumph has been achieved by the sophomore class.

The proceeds of the election far exceeded those of any previous year. The extraordinary sum of two hundred thirty-eight dollars and forty-five cents ($238.45) was taken in. This sum was used for the addition of new books to the library.

This splendid success for such an occasion was attributed to the very cooperative attitude of the whole student body to the popularity of the candidates and to the interest of the people of the community.

1944-Senior class officers: President, Emery Lewis; Vice-President, Glenna Little; Secretary, Joy Wray Frazier; Treasurer, Lucille Crawford; Sergeant–at- Arms, Billy Paul Collins.

Valedictorian,

Salutatorian

Joy Wray Frazier, and Kenneth Boggs

Who’s Who in the

Senior Class of 1944

Most Likely to Succeed, Lula B. Goins; “Dreamer”, Louise Holbrook; Best Personality, Lucille Crawford; Neatest, Glenna Little; Wittiest, Ralph Sparks; Most Likely to Succeed, Hugh Combs; Most Old Maidish, Helen Wells; Wittiest, Frankie Clemons; Best All Around Boy, Kenneth Boggs; Best Sport and Best Around Girl, Pauline Banks; Most Reserved, James Day; Bachelor, Emery Lewis; Most Reserved, Ocilla Webb; Best Sport, Ed Hogg; Neatest, Cecil Caudill; Most Humble, Gertrude Hall; Cutest Girl, Christine Combs.

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