Whitesburg KY

Highlights of Fleming-Neon HS




Fleming-Neon High

School Faculty

William Robert Jones, Principal, B.S. M.Ed, Graduate of Duke University and Morehead College. Under his guidance we see Fleming High School pushing forward for first place.

Lutie W. Adams, A.B. English and Public Speaking. Graduate of Union College. Her pleasing personality has made her a lovable character and liked by all.

Vincent A. Vaughan, A.B. Civics and Physical Education. Graduate of Georgetown College. Has been our coach for eight years and under his guidance the boys have learned that sportsmanship, teamwork and fairness always win.

Irene Harvath, A. B. English. Graduate of Berea College. A charming personality and liked by all the students.

Carlice Breeding, B.S. Science and Biology. Graduate of Morehead State Teachers College. A faithful worker and sponsor of the Senior Class, who has helped make it the best class.

Elmer Blair, B.S. Administration and Supervision. Graduate of Eastern State Teachers College. With his charming ways he has gained a success with all the students.

Andrew Holbrook, A.B. Geography and Geology. Graduate of Eastern State Teachers College. He has made a success with the pupils and also his teaching.

William B. Hall, A.B. History and English. Graduate of Berea College. Although this is the first year with us, he has made a big “hit” with the students.

Walter V. Enlow, A.B. Histor y. Graduate of Georgetown College. His calm sincere personality makes the students his friends.

Morris B. Hogg, B.S. Mathematics. Graduate of Eastern State College. Although this is his first year with us, he has won the hearts of all by a pleasing disposition and loyal spirit.

Lucille Hale, A.B. Librarian. Graduate of University of Kentucky. She is liked by all the students. She says little but knows more.

Hugh Adams, A.B. Music, English and History. Graduate of Georgetown College. A loyal friend and stands high from every point of view.

Senior Prophecy

San Francisco, Cal.

July 21, 1956

Mr. Harding Dawahare

Pres. Dawahare Mfg. Co.

New York City, New York.

My Dear Husband.

Although I will be home next week, I couldn’t wait until then to tell you of the places and people I have visited.

While I was in Cincinnati, sitting in my hotel room reading the newspaper, I happened to notice an article telling of the efforts of Mr. J.L. Powell to sue his wife, Ruth Harvarth, for divorce. It seemed that he was suing on the grounds that she was having an affair with Vernon Gooch. Reading the details, I discovered that Mr. Robert Preston was the lawyer for the defendant. Since I had not seen any of our gang for several years, I decided to call at his office. As I entered, whom should I see but Robert’s attractive secretary, Ruth Taylor, sitting on his knee as he dictated her a letter.

Afraid that I was intruding, I started out the first door I could see, and in my haste, I discovered that it was a fire escape, too late. When I returned to consciousness, I found myself lying in a hospital bed. Looking up I saw Darrel Sish standing beside me. He explained that as he went to work in the A&P store, of which he is now manager, he had seen me fall from the fire escape, and had rushed me to the hospital. My injuries were minor ones, and the nurses there happened to be Gaynelle Hancock, Anna Harvath, and Julia Frazier. Their ceaseless chatter and giggles during the few days that I spent there quickened my recovery, I feel sure.

Then, I decided to go by plane to Detroit. As I boarded the plane, after being greeted by the airhostess, Mary Gillis, I noticed among the passengers several old friends. There was Virginia Lee Webb on her way to the bedside of Bill Abdoo who was critically ill, and in need of her care. I later discovered that Pearl Welch was aboard. She was on her way to start teaching in a little country school in Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Conley, Mrs. Conley was Rudy Simmons, were also there. They were returning from their vacation in Ohio.

While in Detroit, I was a guest of Mildred Peterson. She and Lawrence Smith took me to the theater to see Eddy-The Wright and Homer Conley in their latest screen hit “Shoot’em Up, Cowboy”. I understand that this picture was directed by Paul Wright and his assistant Jack Jenkins. Crandell Miles composed the cowboy songs for the picture.

As I journeyed from Detroit to New York by way of the lakes I encountered Mae Gambel, Blanche Reynolds, Annalene Spence and Pauline Stapleton. Mae and Annalene are nurses, and Blanche and Pauline are secretaries for the Jackson, Hudgins, Venters Lumber Co. Inc.

On the boat, the first person I saw was Captain Gibson. His wife, Mary Belt, was also there. She was entertaining Lorena Addington and Ethel Anderson who were in route to South America to accept teaching positions.

In New Hampshire I visited Gertrude Mattingly and Vera Mullins at their Mink Farm. Francis Fields, who was there at the time, has consented to come home with me in the hope that it will help her forget her lost lover, Lawrence Smith.

Your Loving Wife,

Percy Vance Dawahare.

(The above articles from the 1941 Fleming High School Yearbook.)

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