2011-07-27 / Columns

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH


1960-61 Yearbook Staff—seated: Owen W. Wright (Editor), Elaine Davis, Phyllis Tolliver. Standing L-R: Jean Lewis, Kenneth Hall, Rusty Combs, Lettie Wagner, John Combs, Collin Collins, Earlene Cornett, Carol Lewis, Claudette Caudill, Ronnie Eversole, David Combs, Ida Cureton Wright, Advisor. 1960-61 Yearbook Staff—seated: Owen W. Wright (Editor), Elaine Davis, Phyllis Tolliver. Standing L-R: Jean Lewis, Kenneth Hall, Rusty Combs, Lettie Wagner, John Combs, Collin Collins, Earlene Cornett, Carol Lewis, Claudette Caudill, Ronnie Eversole, David Combs, Ida Cureton Wright, Advisor. From the December 1960

Black Kat

Letters to Santa: A real cute girl with a good figure, good looks. Bruce Sexton. I don’t really want any presents just some cold cash to pay for my Christmas cards, spaghetti tickets, and my $20 for my Washington trip. Lynda Banks. Bring Donald Cook to Whitesburg. You can pick him up in Indianapolis on your way here. Make sure he has that diamond ring with him. Carolyn Cornett. Please send me that new boy from Fleming- Neon, Delano Thomas. Frieda Buttrey. All I want is the ability to keep Carl Banks until next Christmas. Marsha Kincer. A new bus driver because the one we have won’t let the Cowan students talk. Don’t disappointment me. Joyce Sturgill. I want someone to buy me the record ‘Chain Gang’. Tebo. I need a date for the prom and a set of drums. Pete White. Please bring Mr. Roe a new walking stick. B.S. Bring all us managers at W.H.S. a new clothes cleaner. Like man, if you can’t deliver that bring us cool kats a hep kat maid. Jerry Tolliver, manager. I want Dr. Collins to raise my age so I can get some of those lovely junior and senior girls running around loose. Anthony Holbrook. Bring me a shotgun and a box of shells. James Breeding. Bring all of our basketball games to victory. Jimmy Stamper. We don’t want anything for Christmas, but send our mother three sons-in-law. Mildred, Genevieve and Louise Devlin. Please let me pass biology and algebra II under Coach Moore and Coach Sexton, and how about hanging that cute senior, Frankie Day, on my Christmas tree? Judy Carroll.


Bus Drivers and Janitors for 1960-61: Russell Combs, Byrd Bates, Bobby Bates, Victor Frazier, Lucian Cook, Lawrence Day, LeRoy Axford, Bill Goins, Curt Hall. Bus Drivers and Janitors for 1960-61: Russell Combs, Byrd Bates, Bobby Bates, Victor Frazier, Lucian Cook, Lawrence Day, LeRoy Axford, Bill Goins, Curt Hall. 
Cooks: Rena Skeens, Pluma Holbrook, Blanch Pack, Mella Caudill, Opal Cornett, Rachell Harrison, Sibyl Brown. Cooks: Rena Skeens, Pluma Holbrook, Blanch Pack, Mella Caudill, Opal Cornett, Rachell Harrison, Sibyl Brown. Kaye Daniel: Most of all I would like to pass algebra II under Coach Sexton. Then I would love to have a certain person to come to see me during Christmas vacation. Mina Breeding: I would like very much to have a metallic blue convertible. Martha Sue Adams: Bring me a living doll, who goes to school at Cumberland. His name is Jimmy Neil Adams. Windle Sparks: I always get on the onery role, always manage not to get my lessons, and try to skip every class I can. Please bring Miss Adams patience to withstand her sixth-period speech class. Delmer Fields: I want a watch, clothes, and a birthstone ring.

Sixth-period study hall: Please bring Mr. Burton a better pair of spectacles so he can see us hold up our hands in study hall when we want to go to the library. Jim T. Whitaker: I want a little toy truck and a little toy car for Christmas. I know you don’t make real cars or trucks so this is why I’m getting a toy. R.F. Sparks: I want a beautiful little blond, blue-eyed junior girl by the name of “so and so”. She is a real cute girl and I would like to know her better. Roger Day: I want a cute little clarinet player from Jenkins High School. Cheryl Frazier: I would like to have a walking doll about 5 feet, 11 inches tall, dark hair, and is very handsome, and goes by the name of Cossie. John Howard: I would like to have a small prize such as a 1960 Ford convertible. Priscilla Boggs: Bring me a real live doll. His initials are B.F. Lettie Jane Wagner: Bring me Ronnie Baker. Henrietta Caudill: Bring me the other part of my engagement ring. Shorthand class: Bring Miss Cureton’s boyfriend home so she will be a little easier in her classes. Charles W. Sexton: I want a nickel’s worth of thousand dollars bill, and a 36-24-36 red-headed girl.

Will you please bring my bus driver, Mr. Frazier, a heater to install in the bus. Nell Ingram. Please give me something so that I could get a feller. I don’t know what that something is, but all the other girls have it so I thought you could give me some too. Cookie. Bring me a rim, and a fuel pump for my old Ford. And be sure you don’t forget to leave me a full tank of gas. Jimmie Adams.

Dedications: Senior sponsors to seniors: “Money Honey.” Annalene to Bobby: “I’m Yours.” Jan to Ed Burton: “Is There Any Chance For Me?” Geneva to John L. Miller: “Dream Lover.” Molly to Neil: “Lover, Come Back to Me.” Margie to Kenneth: “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” Katherine to John: “Last Date.” Nancy to Carlos: “Can We Be Sweethearts?” Doris to Frank Miles: “Can You Find It In Your Heart?” Seniors to freshmen: “Glad You’re Here.” Mr. Holbrook to junior class: “Too Much Monkey Business Going On.” Valma to Fred: “Third Finger Left Hand.” Mr. Burkich to failing students: “ Whatever Will Be Will Be.” Sharon Reynolds to Johnny Rimine: “All I Want for Christmas is Your Love.” Brenda to Dick: “Santa, Bring my Baby Back to Me.” Roger M. to Barbara S.: “Christmastime Sweetheart.” Barbara to Roger: “Silver Bells.” Marsha and Carl: “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.” Students on last day before Christmas vacation: “Joy to the World.” Students to teachers: “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Black Kat staff to everybody: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” Mr. William Banks to new baby: “What Child is This?” Soup to Santa: “All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth.” Mr. Bickle to band members: “Come, All Ye Faithful.” Charlie Banks: “ Frosty, the Snowman.” Bible Club to each and every one: “Put Christ Back in Christmas.”

Class of 1961 trivia quiz:

(1) Who was the captain of the basketball team? (2) Who was the class valedictorian? (3) Who was the President of the United States? (4) Name the editor of the Black Kat. ( 5) Who were the Prom King and Queen? (6) Who was voted “Cutest Boy” in the popularity poll? (7) Name the President of the class. (8) The band director was? (9) The girl voted Homecoming Queen was? (10) The editor of the yearbook was? (11) The drum majorette was? (12) The boy and girl voted “Most Likely to Succeed” were? (13) The basketball coach was? (14) Who was the head football coach? (15) How many students were in the graduating class? (16) Who was the graduation speaker? (17) The sponsor of the Beta Club was? (18) Who was voted “Most Attractive”? (19) Who was selected as Mr. and Miss W.H.S.? (20) Who was voted “Old Maid” and “Old Bachelor” for the class

Answers to the Quiz:

(1) Stevie Stamper. (2) Martin Lewis. (3) John F. Kennedy. (4) Emma Banks. (5) Paul Yonts and Brenda Williams. (6) Dudley Webb ( 7) Barbara Stallard. ( 8) Charles Bickel. (9) Virginia Carol Martin. (10) Owen Wayne Wright (11) Shirley Ruth Combs. (12) Martin Lewis and LaDonna Sue Price. (13) Don Burton. (14) Ed Moore. (15) 175 seniors. ( 16) Dr. J. Marvin Dodson. (17) Virginia Combs. (18) Sharon Reynolds and Frankie Day. (19) Windell Sparks and Carolyn Sue Combs. (20) Inez Caudill and Charlie Banks.

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