Moments and Memories of WHS
What Football Means to
Me, by Benny F. Jones
Football is the greatest sport that I know. I love to play it. It teaches one to have good co-ordination and get along with others. Boys who don’t play football are missing one of the greatest thrills of their lives. Playing football keeps one in good physical shape and will help you prepare for the future. The exercises are not as hard as some people think.
What Football Means to Me, by Bob Banks
To me football is the finest sport that was ever dreamed up. When you play football you learn sportsmanship and how to get along with other boys. It keeps you in perfect physical condition. Football helps you earn your way through college. I actually couldn’t express my feelings toward football in words.
Football is a very interesting sport because you have a chance to meet different people and play different teams. It isn’t just a sport but it is something a boy should look forward to. It teaches you to take orders and get along with others. Football keeps you in good physical condition as well as mental. A boy should think it’s a privilege to play football. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything. Just wish I had another year to play.
Gossip from the Kat
It seems as if Roger Kincer and Jean Spangler are still dating. How come all the other girls quit trying? Why has Faye Brashear quit dating boys, could she have a reason or could it be a broken heart? Looks like we have another steady couple on the hill! Hi there, Von Boggs and Carl Banks. Lorraine Day, what are you doing with Clifford Sparks? Stevie should not stand for it! Anna Lee, who is it that you get mail from in Michigan? Could it by Gurnie Maggard? Ramona Adams, who is it going to be? Roger Kincer or Eddy Kincer? The Kat wishes you luck in whomever you choose.
(The above articles from the Nov. 1960 Black Kat.)
Baccalaureate service held
The motto of the Class of 1960 carries a weight of meaning when you think seriously about those four little words. The meaning is just that. When we finish high school we just live to make our own decisions. We cannot depend upon our parents or our teachers to tell us what to do. Some will go to college, some will get married, some will go job hunting. So we will finish just to begin something else. And let us hope it will be something greater for each of us.
Sunday, May 15, at 7:30 p. m. the seniors, their mothers, fathers, relatives and friends gathered in the Whitesburg gymnasium to hear the Rev. Robert S. Owens, Jr. speak to the seniors on “Learning our ABC’s.” The processional was played by Mrs. Rolland Secontine. The seniors were 30 minutes marching in. The Whitesburg Choral Club sang two beautiful songs: “Now All the Woods Are Sleeping” and “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes.” Mr. Owens told us the A should stand for Aim, the B for belief and C for concentration.
My best year at W.H.S., by Alice Sexton
Although I believe my sophomore year has been my best. I had just gotten over the old saying of being green. It is true one must be green to grow, but my second year I made more friends because I got over my bashfulness. I studied more that year. I understand my teachers, and most of all I learned to appreciate school and everything which goes with it.
Parting advice from some of the seniors
Lena Hoskins: Study so you can graduate with your classmates. Geraldine Hall: Please wear real old shoes to Washington. Heed my warning. Johnny B. Cornett: Stay out of trouble, if you don’t want in trouble. Jimmie Collins: Stop, look and listen before you register. Norman Scott: Live fast, love hard, die young and beware of gray-headed teachers. Tommy Stansberry: Don’t take bookkeeping if a certain teacher teaches it. Shirley June Whitaker: Study hard and make the most you can of your years in high school. Remious Day, Jr.: Do your best in every way possible and don’t be afraid to work. Your senior year is one you’ll never forget. Debbie Caudill: If you want to have fun, work in the office and get on the good side of the principal. Phyllis Nadene Frazier: Avoid all teachers. They are a bad influence. Skip class every day, the teachers aren’t smart enough to catch you. Larry Ison: Take the hardest road and the most interesting subjects. Gwen Blair: Don’t sign up for career day and you won’t get caught skipping. Be smart like me. Roger Collier: Skip class every chance you get. They can’t catch you if you are smart. Clayton Fields, Jr.: Don’t take shop first period, because your clean clothes will be black as tar before you leave class. Juda Holbrook: Be quiet in study hall and you won’t have to stand on the stage. Vanda Adams: Study and please act right in Mrs. Combs’s class as I have. Elvin Colwell: Never accept the honor of being president of the senior class. You’ll regret it, if you do. Roger Miles: To you boys who eat in the lunchroom early, be careful because Mr. Banks keeps a list of names. Arthur Brown: Don’t mix with lower classmen. Joe Brown: Walk softly but carry a big stick. Fern Fulton (Bandsmen): Ignore Mr. Secontine’s temper tantrums — he really doesn’t mean a word of it; and when he realizes you know this, he will leave you alone. Faye Brashear: Never do anything you can’t get away with. Owen Pace: Take senior English under Miss Wampler, because she is a great teacher. You may not fail if you study. Frank Miles: Never go behind the buses to smoke, you will get caught. Take my advice for it.
You could hear a pin drop in the auditorium when the speech class was presenting a one act play. “Qualifications: Good Manners,” which was directed by Molly Boggs. It seemed the students were quite interested in learning anything they might need to know concerning good manners especially when trying to secure a job. Parts were played by Wayne Barker, Diana Rosenbaum, Emma Banks, Margie Barnes, Charlie Christman, Rosemary Craft, George Webb and Claudette Caudill.
“Cinderella Up to Date,” also teaching the importance of manners and educational culture, was presented under the direction of Dud Webb. Characters were Cheryl Collins, Carol Conatser, Betty Caudill, Neil Adams, Earnest Taylor, Barbara Stallard, and Kay Daniel.
Favorite expressions of some of the seniors
Lela Mae Raleigh: You’re kidding. Coy Pigman: Cow holler! Arvus McCloud: Got what it takes. Don Kuracka: How is your back? Hilda Cook: Well, slow me down. Bill Collins: Don’t worry, it will make you sick. Jessie Collier: Lordy Monroe. Louise Collins: Too sharp! Earnest Taylor: I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. Charles A. Hammonds: Gee! Oh! what’s next? Ruby Faye Golden: Well, where you going? Fern Faye Fulton: Heck- o- moley. Bobby Hogg: Peanut butter. Pearlie Stamper: I think. Willis Whitaker: You bum! Serena Day: Oh! Murder. Bobby Ray Day: You know better. Douglas Adams: Well dust my pants. Joyce Christine Adams: “Too hot to handle”. Daniel Ashbrook: What else? Larry Holbrook: Muley. Dave Jones: Pass the biscuits. Elvin Colwell: By granny. Carl Sparks: Good golly, Miss Molly. Agnes Bailey: Wait two minutes. Bob Banks: Scrumptious. Karen Combs: Well, foot. Eddie Craft: Come on, man! Richard Kirby Stallard: You big bum! Margaret Spence: I want you to listen. Mona Sue Adams: Gosh dog! Franklin D. Miles: Why, what’s the use?
Ambitions of some of the seniors
Anna Lee Adams: Make Gurnie a good wife. Hiram Eldridge: Male nurse. Charles Webb: To get out of high school. Pearlie Stamper: Teacher. Patricia Smith: Make Ted a good wife. Kenneth Robinson: Electrical engineer. Raymond Hart: Mechanic. Patricia Sue Freeman: Secretary and housewife. Jessie Faye Fields: Nurse. Brenda Kincer: Teacher. John Elmer Johnson: Gambler. Larry Ison: Get married. Pauline Conner: Nurse. Roger Collier: To own the fastest motorcycle in the world. John Collier: Go to the moon. Francis Collins: Graduate from college. Billy R. Cayce: Musician. Dan Caudill: Get rich. Billy Burke: Honor Guard. Mona Sue Adams: Geography teacher. George L. Adams: TV announcer. Cornelius Adams: To love all girls. Bobby Ray Day: Barber. Ruby Faye Golden: To make Charles a good wife. Von Adkins: Visit Mars. Carl Sparks: Marry Phyllis. Geraldine Collins: Housemaid. Earlene Faye Bryant: Beautician.
(The above articles from the May 1960 Black Kat.)