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Fleming-Neon girls’ plans for May Day

The girl’s physical education classes of the Fleming- Neon High School will present a May Day festival at the football field Saturday, May 10, festival director Reeda Reasor announced early this week.

The festival, which will include floats, dances, music, singing and the coronation of a May Day Queen and Princess, is the first May Day program to be held at the Fleming-Neon school in several years.

Floats are being prepared by various community organizations and the big parade of these floats will leave the football field at 1:30 p. m. The coronation will take place at the ballpark and the remainder of the program will follow.

A community dance will be held at the gymnasium at 9:00 o’clock that night, with Glenn Smith and his orchestra entertaining.

The May Queen will be chosen from a field of sixteen girls. They are: Freshmen Elizabeth Fleenor, Shirley Stevens, Dewana Vance, and Marcella Wright. Sophomores-Marcia Burklow, Janice Fleming, Harlene Hall, and Nina Meeks. Juniors-Elizabeth Potter, Barbara Smith, Margaret Tolliver, and Bobby Jean Browning. Seniors-Christine Fulton, Cuba Sowards, Helen Wright and Rebecca Holbrook.

Eight girls from the Fleming Grade School will compete for princess honors. From the first to eight grade respectively, they are Martha Ann Hall, Kay Mullins, Margaret Cox, Barbara Buillion, Ina Lee Waddell, Myrna Mullins, Joyce Nelson, and Patty Collier.

(The above article from the May 8, 1952 Mountain Eagle.)

Members of the 1952 graduating class were: Norma Ables, Mabel Hall Adams, Nemo Armstrong, Bartie Bates, Douglas Beckett, Manuel Bentley, Millie Faye Bentley, Ramona Bentley, Vivian Bentley, Joe Broome, Billy Burchwell, James M. Collier, Jimmy Collier, June Collier, Edwin Dale Collins, Opaline Collins, Wilma Sue Collins, Helen June Cook, Johnny Cornett, Betty Lou Cureton, Ina Jean Davis, Everet Dearing, Eugene Dunn, Betty Wilfong Everidge, Thomas Reed Fuller, Christine Fulton, Cleatis Gibson, Doris Gibson, Kenneth Gooch, Jack Hall, Hazel Herman, James Hawley, Mary Rebecca Holbrook, Ova Lee Houston, Mary Jo Hush, Elmer Ison, Bobbie Lou Johnson, Doris Ann Johnson, Morgan L. Johnson, Johnnie Mack Kiser, Robert Paul Little, Betty Lorean Meade, Vanda Lou Miller, Billy Patrick, Daniel Quillen, Bobby Reach, Ruby Raye Rudd, David Lee Sexton, Cuba Sowards, Tressie Lynn Spicer, Joan Tackett, Barbara Underwood, James Waddell, Lois Webb, Alice Northcutt Welch, Thomas Franklin Welch, Harold Williams, Jack Worley, Donald Wright and Helen Wright.

Fleming-Neon High news

On Sunday of last week we were fortunate in having on our chapel program Reverend E. Hampton Barnette and the evangelist and musician of the Whitesburg Methodist Church.

Our Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y Clubs were represented at the pre-legislative conference of the Ky. Youth Legislative Conference of the Ky. Youth Legislature held in Prestonsburg last Friday. Representing the Hi-Y Club were: Rex Tucker, Bobby Reach, Bobby Welch, Don Wright, James Pike and Hi-Y Sponsor W. B. Hall. Representing our Tri-Hi-Y Club were: Janice Fleming, Reba Nell Lewis, Marcia Ann Burklow, Joan Tackett, Mary Jo Hush, Sue Collins and Sponsor Mrs. E. L. Burklow. Our club will send delegates to the Ky. Youth Legislature at Frankfort the first week in April. Bobby Welch, of our school, has been nominated for Lieutenant Governor.

On Tuesday, February 12, the Fleming-Neon speech class under the direction of Mrs. W.B. Hall, entertained the Stuart Robinson High School with a presentation of the one act play “Comin’ Round the Mountain.” On Saturday, February 23, the class will enter the same play in the one act play festival at Pikeville College.

The mother-daughter banquet put on by the Tri- Hi-Y Club was a success. It was held Valentine evening at Craft’s Café. The Valentine motif was carried out by the toastmistress, Sue Collins. Mrs. Walter Lewis gave the mother’s response. The guest speaker of the evening was Mrs. W.B. Hall, whose subject was “The Mother- Daughter Relationship Can be Beautiful.”

On Tuesday evening, February 26, the Junior Class under the direction of Goebel Ritter, is presenting a three-act play, “The Nutt Family.”

Our next band concert is scheduled for March 4 in the gym. The girl’s glee club will also have a part in the program.

The Fleming-Neon Pirates and all Fleming-Neon fans are looking forward to the District Basketball Tournament to be held in Whitesburg the first week in March.

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, our principal, W.B. Hall, and Principal Millard Tolliver, of Whitesburg High, made a trip to Middlesboro to make definite arrangements for housing and meals for our bands and glee clubs when they attend the music festival in that city April 24, 25 and 26th.

(The above article from the February 21, 1952 Mountain Eagle.)

The Pirates chest

Peggy Hall has been very happy this semester, could it be you are carrying a torch for someone? Let your pals in on it, Huh!!

Tommy, why don’t you break down and ask Avis Ann for a date, she’s kind of cute.

Roberta, you and Bill B. sure make a cute couple.

Louise K. seems as though you have put a good foot forward in dating Sam Smith.

Who is Wanda dating? Is it Buster Hall?

Just how many points has Jack Holbrook made this year? Just ask Phyllis Elkins.

Cheerleader sweaters

Well, have you noticed the new addition at the ball games this year. The cheerleaders have new sweaters which improved the appearance of the Fleming uniforms considerably. The sweaters are purple with a gold letter with a megaphone on them. The skirts are made of gold corduroy. The cheerleaders are doing a good job this year under the supervision of Miss Reasor.

We regret the loss of one of our good cheerleaders, Nina Sue Hampton, who did an excellent job while she was a cheerleader. The cheerleaders whom we have left now are Joan Tackett, Tressie Spicer Bowmer, Junior and Jean Bowmer, Junior and Janice Fleming, Sophomores.

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