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Margie Slemp and Steve John were the Queen and King of the 1946 Hallowe’en Carnival. Sitting were Donald Woodford Webb (left) and Ronald Newton Collier. Margie Slemp and Steve John were the Queen and King of the 1946 Hallowe’en Carnival. Sitting were Donald Woodford Webb (left) and Ronald Newton Collier. 1946

Slemp and John selected King and Queen

The 1945 Hallowe’en Carnival brought into the PTA this year the sum of $1,700. Winners of this contest were Miss Margie Slemp as Junior Queen and Steve John as Sophomore King. First runner-up was Jo Nell Board and Junior Dawahare, seniors; Herbert Caudill, junior; June Maggard, sophomore, and Billie Sue Franklin and Ralph Collins, freshmen.

The crowning of the King and Queen was a fantastic and beautiful program with the court composed of lovely little flower girls and trainbearers.

The booths and concessions were kept busy entertaining the carnival crowd.

(The above article appeared in The Mountain Eagle Nov. 8, 1945.)

DAVID BLAIR DAVID BLAIR High school has new history teacher

Upon the resignation of Mrs. Major Day, who has been teaching History for the past four years in Whitesburg High School, her place has been filled for the remainder of the year by Mr. Earl Ison, who has completed the term of work at Linefork School.

Miss Patsy Ann Fields, student at Stuart Robinson School, went on Thursday to Lexington. She will sing a Musical State Contest at the University of Kentucky on Friday. She was accompanied by Miss Rudell Fields, Miss Margaret NcNeil, her music instructor at Stuart Robinson, and by Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Cooper.

(The above article from the May 9, 1946 Mountain Eagle)

School lunchroom visited by parents

WILMA WILLIAMS WILMA WILLIAMS Many mothers visited the lunchroom and ate lunch on Friday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the last days of school, to see the very fine service which has been rendered to the boys and girls through the school year. A well-balanced lunch consisting of a bottle of milk, hot rolls, and vegetables and sometimes meat, has been served to deserving pupils. Miss Martha Jane Potter is very proud of the lunchroom and the ladies who work there have been very successful in cooking, serving, purchasing and clearing money on the lunchroom. All mothers who visited the lunchroom were pleased with the arrangements. Several items of equipment are needed and there is money to purchase them as soon as they are available.

Junior-Senior Banquet

The annual Junior-Senior Banquet was a colorful array of pretty girls in lovely evening gowns and handsome boys in their best suits, a very attractively decorated banquet hall carrying out the Hawaiian theme with palms, orange and green crepe paper hangings, balloons, confetti, sprigs of rhododendron centered with flowers and on the tables, dreamy canoes filled with nuts and as a centerpiece on each table a larger canoe filled with tropical fruits. The favors were paper caps, programs, place cards, lei, and memory books all of which were Hawaiian in theme. An orchestra composed of Mrs. Albert Jones, Leroy W. Fields and Lovell Williams furnished Hawaiian music throughout the evening. Hawaiian vocal numbers were given by Virginia Hill, Cleta Bentley, Margie and Betty Slemp, Carol Combs, Jean Polly, Betty Jo Little, Kathryn Back and Dorothy Jenkins. Welcome was given by Paula Flinchum, president of the junior class, and response by Ruby June Adams, senior class prophecy by Jean Polly and Class Will by Ann Hays. Prof. C. J. Reed gave a Tribute to the Senior Class. Benediction was given by Rev. Robinson.

JO NELL BOARD JO NELL BOARD The banquet was served by the Auxiliary of the Presbyterian Church.

Following the banquet the seniors were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Hall at Kona, which was a most enjoyable arty with plenty of games and food of all kinds.

(The above article from the May 23, 1946 Mountain Eagle.)

Presenting some members of th senior class

David Blair “Davie” – Pep Club, “Blushing — he’s nev- er heard the word.” Wilma Williams “Worm” — Pep Club, Book Club, “She didn’t stop until she got Clark Gable’s brother.” Jo Nell Board “Freck” — Pep Club, Cheerleader, Girl Reserve and Book Club. “Old maids are out of style.” Keith Kincer “Blondie” — F.F.A., Pep Club, Book Club, “Saves all his smiles for his Dimple.” Betty Jo Little “Betts” — Glee Club, Annual Staff, Pep Club, Book Club and Utopia Club, “Friendly and a wonderful sport.” Joy Fay Webb “Sugar” — Home Ec. Club, Pep Club, Book Club, 4-H Club, “Her one ambition is to get married.” Rachel Combs “Shorty” — Band, Orchestra, Pep Club, Kat Staff, “Says what she thinks.” Charles Hall “Stinky” — Glee Club, Band and Orchestra, Pep Club, Kat and Book Club, “Always looking for something to get into.

BETTY JO LITTLE BETTY JO LITTLE (The above article from the 1946 Whitesburg High School Yearbook.)

High school annual off the press

This week the Whitesburg High School received their new annual from the printers and it is really a beautiful record of the activities of the school and of the faculty and students throughout the year.

JOY FAY WEBB JOY FAY WEBB The price of the annual is $2 and anyone desiring a copy may do so by seeing W.L. Stallard, Sr. or any of the high school students. Mail orders will be accepted.

High School Graduation

Thursday evening, May 2, the 30th annual graduation exercises of Whitesburg High School will be held in the school auditorium, with Dr. Charles A. Keith of Richmond, delivering the address to the graduating class. The Salutation will be given by Ann Hayes and the Valedictory by Jeanette Wampler. The High School Glee Club will sing “The River Sings a Song” and “Songs of Victory.” Presentation of Diplomas will be by Miss Martha Jane Potter and Prof. C.J. Reed will present the graduation class, to Miss Potter. There are 48 graduates of the class of 1946.

RACHEL COMBS RACHEL COMBS (The above articles from the May 1946 Mountain Eagles.)


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