2011-08-31 / Columns

Moments and Memories Of WHS



Joy Wray Frazier, “Marine” – Girls’ Reserve, class valedictorian, secretary of the senior class. “The mildest manners and the gentlest heart.” Was chosen by her classmates to write the Class Will. CLASS WILL: We the graduating class of 1944 being of sound mind — in spite of the opinions of our teachers — do hereby will and bequeath to our worthy successions, the junior class, the following valued possessions with the stern admonition that they use said valued possessions only for noble purposes, to-wit:

Geneva Hogg leaves her long fingernails, minus the fingernail polish, to Ossie Amburgey, who has eaten his down to the first knuckle over examination worries. Philmore Bowen leaves his individual and private tech-in solving problems in mathematics to Bruce Hall with the recommendation that he also have an answer book on hand — just in case. Glenna Little leaves her roaring, awe-inspiring voice (in addition to six lessons on voice control) to Juanita Sparks. Louise Holbrook leaves her solemn dignified attitude and her interest in the serious side of life to Wanda Frazier. Paulette Williams leaves her bold, aggressive manner to Charles Tyree in hope that it will help him get over his shy and timid ways. Paul Stallard leaves all his examination marks to Nolan Adams in the hope that, if they are added to Alfred Addington’s marks, they will total a passing grade. Emery Lewis leaves his remarkable memory to someone in the junior class but he forgets who.

CLEO STAMPER CLEO STAMPER Don Murray bequeaths his studious habits to Billy Ray Breeding with the understanding that they be returned to him if he goes on to college. Till Combs leaves her surplus chewing gum to Charlene Mullins on condition that she uses it only for sticking papers together or sundry other useful and legal purposes. Mary E. Draughn leaves a deskful of candy bar wrappers to anyone who cares to sell them for old paper. Ralph Day leaves his skill at kicking a football to the junior, either boy or girl, who has the largest feet. Ralph Sparks leaves his position as teacher’s pet (with a 10- page theme on “How to take it from teachers”) to S.T. Wright. Ocilla Webb leaves her knowledge of a hundred or more history dates for one single date with a junior lad. Guess who! Leo Reed offers to play a solo on his drum (or any other musical instrument) for any junior who can endure it.

PROF. W.L. STALLARD PROF. W.L. STALLARD Jack Wise Collins leaves his technique for eating six hot dogs in six minutes to any junior who will buy the hot dogs. Joy Wray Frazier leaves her love of literature to Henry Frazier on condition that he gives up the practice of reading only comic magazines. Buford Sexton offers a moonlight ride in his father’s car to any junior girl who will buy the gasoline. Estevah Ison offers a seat on her father’s porch swing to any junior boy who can convince her father that he is worthy of the seat. Billy Paul Collins leaves the sum of $10 to any junior, sane or insane, who will lend him 15. Betty Jo Adkins leaves her alarm clock to Nova Lewis, said alarm clock being guaranteed to never go off regardless of time for which it is set. Wendell Sumpter leaves his sweatshirt to any junior athlete willing to patch it.

Virginia Banks leaves her skill at whispering out loud to anyone who gets a back seat. Kenneth Boggs leaves his speed of foot to any junior not smart enough to talk his way out of a tight spot. Lucille Adams bequeaths her long eyelashes to Sam Boggs on condition that he agrees not to use them for brushing his clothes. Lois Boggs leaves her colds and snuffles to be distributed equally among all the juniors. Clay Banks leaves his secret formula on behavior to Ray White in order that he may have the upper hand on the teacher. Helen Wells and Billy Sergent leave their dancing talent to Mattie Lou Frazier and Elmer Breeding so that they may be able to get around together.

Jean Combs bequeaths her typing speed to Kenneth Smith so his second year at first- year typing will be more successful. Bill Maggard and Kathleen Richie loan their exercising to Emma Carolyn Brown in hope that she will make much use of it. Lula Goins and Edd Hogg leave their speed at driving to Bobby Childers; if added together, he will be able to make 35 miles an hour. Hugh Combs offers his red hair to Van Cornett with the solemn promise that he will not cry on some girl’s shoulder. Lucille Crawford leaves her personality to any junior who will claim it. Juanita Gibson leaves her bus-driving talents to Hassie Caudill so that she might keep the bus driver under control.

Beatrice Caudill leaves her correspondence with service boys to Minerva Blair so that she might keep up the morale of the home front. Beatrice Logsden contributes her geometrical ability to Margaret Rose Clay so that she may know her angle. Susie Jane Kincer leaves her “healthy ways” to Juanita Sparks so that she might be able to determine a headache from a heartache. Irene Webb leaves her algebraic expressions to Emma Jean Pigman so she might distinguish the difference between her X’s and Q’s. Frankie Clemons donates her vocabulary to anyone in the junior class who can keep up with it.

Glee Club

The Whitesburg High School Glee Club is now composed of 28 members under the direction of Mrs. Rosa Hale Jones. In October, they sang for the annual Hallowe’en Carnival, in November for the Community Thanksgiving Service and in December they gave a full length Vesper program of Christmas carols. They are now preparing for this annual Spring Concert which will be given May 17. We want to take this opportunity to thank these for their assistance in the many community musical activities such as banquets, special programs, funerals, etc., in which they have taken part this year. Shopwork — training for victory

Shopwork training in the schools has long been recognized as a fundamental course in peacetime civilian life for boys. Now in this time of war it has much to offer boys as a preparation for the military front and also for the second front in our war industries.

War today is a struggle between forces competing against each other with machines. Out of the shops and factories behind the lines of battle must pour an endless stream of tanks, guns, ships, and planes.

In the fighting sections, the army that can adapt itself best and quickest to conditions has a decided advantage. The men need to know how to use the wrench, the chisel, the screwdriver, hammer, all tools common to woodworking and metal working.

Under the supervision of Carlice Breeding, this group of boys is receiving special training in shopwork, which will give them an advantage for the military front and also for the production front when they are older.

1944 Yearbook 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.

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