Meet some of the seniors
Anna L. Adams: Science Club 2, 3, 4; Beta Club 3, 4; Pep Club 3,4; Secretary- Treasurer Science Club 4; Vice-President of Beta Club 4; Annual Staff 4; Fall Festival Queen Attendant. Ambition, Make Gurnie a good wife; Best Friend, Marjorie Barnes; Food, chocolate candy; Drink, Coke; Movie Star, Debbie Reynolds; Song, ‘Why Do I Love You So?’ Advice to underclassmen, Study and obey your teachers.
Harold W. Barker: WClub 3, 4; Wildlife Club 3; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Track Medal 3, 4; EKMC 3. Favorite Expression, “I reckon not”; Ambition, Game Warden; Parting advice to underclassmen, If at first you don’t succeed — quit, there is no use to try again; Best friend, Eddie Kincer; Food, ham; Drink, Pepsi; Movie Star, Kim Novak; Song, ‘Forever on My Mind.’
Hilda F. Cook: Pep Club 1; Nature Study Club 1; Beta Club 3, 4; Annual Staff 4; Ambition, to make Edwin a good wife; Parting advice to underclassmen, All you girls go out for track so you can outrun the teachers when they get after you for skipping out; Best friend, Marjorie Barnes; Food, chocolate cake; Drink, Coke; Movie Star, Debbie Reynolds; Song, ‘Why Do I Love You So?’; Favorite expression, “Well Slow Me Down”.
Larry C. Ison: Hi-Y 1, 2, 3; Football 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2; Science Club 4; Pep Club 1, 2; Best friend, Roger Kincer; Favorite teacher, Mr. Banks; Food, potato cake; Movie Star, Alan Ladd; Song, ‘The Very Thought of You’; Parting advice to underclassmen, Take the hardest road and the most interesting subjects; Ambition, To get married.
Louise Morris: Nurses Club 2, 3; Speech Club 3; Bible Club 3, 4; Beta Club 3, 4; Song Leader of Bible Club 3; Recreational Leader of Beta Club 4; Business Manager of Annual Staff 4; Ambition, To marry Ed; Advice to underclassmen, Make the most of your high school years, and the best way to do this is to stay out of bookkeeping; Best friend, Lela Mae Raleigh; Food, cheeseburgers; Drink, Coke; Movie Star, Roger Smith; Song, ‘Why Do I Love You So?’; Favorite Expression, “Well, well.
Tommy Stansberr y: Pep Club 3; Music Club 4; Nature Study Club 1; Band 4; All Festival and All State Band 2, 3, 4; Ambition, Music Director; Best Friend, Benny Jones; Food, Webber’s Sausage; Drink, a frosty mug of root beer; Movie Star, James Dean; Song, ‘Tea and Trumpets’; Favorite Teacher, Coach Sexton. Favorite Expression, “I swear to my goodness”
Carl W. Hall: Hi-Y Club 2, 3; Pep Club 1, 2; Nature Study Club 1; Science Club; Ambition, Truck Driver for a big coal company; Best friend, Pee Wee; Teacher, Miss Wampler; Food, shrimp; Movie Star, Kim Novak; Song, ‘Handy Man.’ Favorite expression, “You old cow.”
Shirley J. Whitaker: Nurses Club 1, 2, 3; Nature Study Club 2; Pep Club 1, 2; Beta Club 3, 4; Bible Club 3, 4; Speech Club 3; French Club 3, 4; Ambition, Teacher; Advice to the underclassmen, Study hard and make the most you can of your years in high school; Best friend, everybody; Teacher, I like all of them; Food, potato salad; Drink, iced tea; Song, ‘Brown Eyes’; Favorite expression, “Well I’ll be.”
Christmas wish list: Esteva and Gwen, We want two good- looking guys from Kingscreek and the initials are W.S. and K.B. Mary Golden, Please bring me No. 12 on the football team. Delma Gilley, Bring me a package with red ribbons and let the contents by Commodore Craft. Orbin Banks, Bring me a certain freshman girl. Her initials are F.S.B. Sammie Kiser, I want a new washing machine because Johnny B. and I have a very hard time washing our basketball uniforms with the old one. Phillip Polly, Bring Mrs. Lewis a new thermos bottle so she can drink more coffee in class. Linda Niece, Please bring me Kenneth H. Isaac for Christmas. Roger Tyree, A new 5th period English class for Mrs. Combs. Phyllis Frazier and Phyllis Caudill, Bring us a bus ticket to Florida and Ohio. Johnny Trent, I want a pillow so I can sit down after I quit taking P.E. Herman Marcum, All I want is a girl named T. Combs. Neil Adams, I only want a senior girl that I love very much, but she doesn’t know I’m around. Please Santa, bring her to me. Roger Kincer, Please send me a certain little majorette to love. Suzie Q., I want Woodford Breeding without his love for football. Ramona Adams, Try to make a way for me to become a cheerleader next year. Jesse Hall, I want a B-B pistol for Christmas. Hannah Ingram, Bring my baby back to me. He is dark, tall, eyes of brown. Lena Hoskins, Please bring my Curtis from Indiana. Katherine Caudill, Bring me a good looking senior boy I love. Priscilla Boggs, Bring me my first date, first hug, first kiss from Larry Collins. Shirley Mullins, I want No. 17 on the football team. Hershel Hensley, Bring my girl friend back from Jenkins High School.
Christmas Song Dedications: Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, R. T. Holbrook. I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Curt to Lena. Jingle Bells, last electric bell on Dec. 18. Carol of the Drum, Rocky Davis in dance band. White Christmas, what the students are wishing for. The Happy Reindeer, Enlow. Sleigh Ride, bus ride home. O! Come all Ye Faithful, to get Christmas treats at Sunday School. I’m Getting Nuttin’ for Christmas, Randolph Scott. Silent Night, when students are waiting for Santa Claus. I’ll Have a Blue Christmas Without You, Lelia to Charlie and Doris to Donny. Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Charles P. to Carol C.
(The above article from the 1960 Yearbook and Black Kat Newspapers.)