Whitesburg KY

Moments and Memories of WHS




Sewell Taulby Barrett, b.07/10/37. Best Pal – Harold Cook; Ambition – To become a chemical engineer; Hobby – Playing cards; Favorites – Teachers – Miss Adams; Subject – Chemistry; Song – Sentimental Journey; Food – Beans; Color – Blue; Expression – Martycon; Clubs – Four years in Science Club, two years in Speech Club and one and one-half years in the Beta Club.

Iris Adams, b.05/12/37: Best Pal – Wanda; Ambition – Secretary; Hobby – Collecting pictures; Favorites: Subject – Home Ec.; Song – Memories Are Made of This; Food – Baked Chicken; Color – Blue; Expression – Can’t prove that by me; FHA Club for four years.

Joella Craft, b. 04/19/38: Best Pal – Stella Yonts; Boyfriend – Freddie Collier; Ambition – To marry and write a book; Hobby – Cooking and Monopolizing Freddie’s time; Subject – English; Song – I’ll Be Home; Food – Chocolate Cake; Color – Light Blue; Expression – How about that; Honors – President of Sophomore class, Secretary of Beta Club, President of Science Club; Clubs – Old Maid’s Club, Beta Club, Science Club.

Nancy McCloud ( Nu Nu), b. 06/17/37: Best Pal – Helen; Boyfriend – Bill White; Ambition – Nurse; Hobby – collecting snapshots; Favorites: Teacher – Mrs. Combs; Subject – Journalism; Song – The Great Pretender; Food – Fried Chicken; Color – Mint Green, Expression – “Really”! Two years in chorus; Clubs – Old Maid for one year.

Iva Lee McCray, “Punk” b. 01/15/38: Boyfriend – Jose Chacon; Ambition – To be a lawyer; Hobby – Collecting snapshots; Teacher – Mrs. Combs; Subject – Journalism; Song – Let Them Talk; Food – Baked Ham; Color – Red; Expression – Ah heck; Years of Chorus – 1; Clubs – Wild Life, one-year, Old Maid Club, one year.

William Sparks, b. 12/28/37: Best Pal – Linza; Girlfriend – Sally Frazier; Ambition – mechanic; Hobby – girls; Favorites: Teacher – Miss Raleigh; Subject – English; Song – Little Mambo; Food – Steak; Color – Black and red; Expression – Now Son.

Pauline Delph, b. 03/25/37: Best Pal – Joyce Johnson; Boyfriend – Vernon Eugene Bare; Ambition – Housewife; Hobby – Dancing; Teacher – Mrs. Polly; Subject – Bookkeeping; Song – “Tall Man”; Food – Steak; Color – Blue; Expression – “You better believe it”.

Shirley Daniel, b. 09/15/37: Best Pal – Mary Stamper; Boyfriend – Phil Hoskins; Ambition – To be Phil’s wife; Hobby – Collecting snapshots and Phil’s pictures; Favorites: Subject – Shorthand; Song – Tall Man; Food – Lemon Pie; Color – Blue; Expression – “Ye Gods,” Clubs – Tri-Hi-Y, Pep Club.

Phyllis Ann Hall, b. 02/5/39: Best Pal – “The Gang”; Boyfriend – Buddy Fields; Ambition – Psychiatrist ; Hobby – Photo and Doll Collection; Teacher – Banks; Subject – Chemistry; Song – Ask Me; Food – Spaghetti and Meat Balls; Color – Purple; Expression – Wouldn’t lie to me would you?; Honors – Drum Majorette, Miss Whitesburg, Queen; Years in Band – 10; Years in Chorus – 5; Clubs – Science, Junior, Science, Beta, Music, Speech. More Honors – Hallowe’en Carnival, Big Sandy Bowl Rep., Sec. of Junior Science Club, Freshman Class, Pres. Of Speech Club, Exchange Editor for the Black Kat, Columnist for The Mountain Eagle, Beta Club, Drama Festival, All Festival Chorus, All Festival Band – two years.

Shirley Kincer, b. 09/07/38: Best Pal – Ruby Craft; Ambition – To be a secretary; Teacher – Mr. Collins; Subject – Typing; Song – The Great Pretender; Color – Red; Club – Pep Club.

Shirley Stallard, b. 02- 09-37: Best Pal – Stella; Ambition – Secretary; Hobby – Ball games; Favorites: Teacher – Miss Raleigh; Subject – Shorthand; Song – It’s Almost Tomorrow; Food – Peaches and chocolate cake; Color – Light blue; Expression – “Whee”; Clubs – Pep and Bible Clubs.

Don Woodford Webb, b. 07/02/39: Best Pal – Johnnie Rogers and Johnnie Doyle; Girlfriend – Love them all; Ambition – “Happy” Chandler successor; Hobby – Telling big wild tales; Favorites: Teachers – Combs, Raleigh, Jack Taylor; Subject – Women; Song – “Tenderly”; Food – Poke Salad and Branch Water; Color – Bible Blue; Expression – “Hey, Preach”; Honors – Editor Black Kat, Sports Editor for Mountain Eagle; Years in Band – 4, Years of Chorus – 3; Honors – All Festival Chorus, Speech Festival, Dance Band, Drama Festival, Winner in school 2nd in county – Voice of Democracy Contest, Student Council, Drill Sgt., King Halloween Carnival, VP Teenage Club, Attendant – Mardi Gras King, Mr. WHS, Winner in School – 2nd in County – soil conservation contest, County Achievement Day – “Extemporaneous Speaking.”

The Pigskin Parade

(1) Robert Meade, 14 – Senior – Playing at the right halfback slot — leads all E.K.M.C. Backs with a total of 85 points. He is sparking the team with his fast running, and hard charging. (2) Lloyd Hodge, 18 – Junior – the hard-hitting left half is close behind high scoring Meade with 78 points. (3) Jimmy Jones – 24 – Senior – Capt. Jones is probably one of the best all round players on the squad. Although he has scored only 22 points, his kicking, blocking, passing, and running has set up most of the tallies. He has proved to be one of the best on defense. (4) Gary Long – 23 – Senior starting at right guard, is one of the outstanding blockers on the team and is showing up to be one of the best in the state. (5) Sammy Blair – 11 – Junior, the smallest on the first 11, has done a wonderful job in his first year, as first-string quarterback. (6) Harold Ogelvie, 27 – Junior – A good lineman who works very hard for the team. (7) Linza Wright – 21 – Senior – Playing center – is doing a very good job at snapping the ball. (8) Bassil Sexton, 16 – Senior – Has proved to be a very good end, this is his first year to play football and he made the first string. (9) Major Sparks, 10 – Junior – Has proved to be a very aggressive guard. (10) Joe Cook, 22 – Senior – Playing tackle – has been outstanding in every game thus far. (11) Robert Wright, 13 – Junior – In his end position has caught a touchdown pass, and is doing very good on defense.

News and Views

Vonda Addington is sporting an alumni class ring around. Could it be Bert Francis from Union?

Mary Lou Noble and Franklin Bentley are getting along fine in their romance again.

It must be true love between Teddy Fields and Ann Brown. Everything is running smooth.

Judy Adams likes to go to Hindman a lot. Could it be because Earl Brown is working over there?

Sally Frazier and William Sparks are together quite often!

The Kat people think Ina Partridge should give Buster Raleigh a chance. How about that, Ina?

Wonder what is between Judy Adams and Carl Dean Hall. We see them together quite often.

Mary Johnson and Burtis Caudill seem to be getting along fine these days.

We wish Anna Caudill would make up her mind to stick with Richard Ison. How about it, Anna!

(The above article from the 1955 Yearbook and the Black Kat Newspapers)

“On The Hill” by Phyllis Hall

Winter is here so the girls are wearing knee socks, they do not flatter the legs, but who cares on days like we’ve had this week. The small snow everyone woke up to Wednesday morning called for warm duds.

Turkey day was hardly settled when we started making our Santa Claus list. We must not be too early because the school has started decorating and the Black Kat has a “Letters for Santa Claus” box in the study hall.

The speech, “I Speak for Democracy”, contest closed with our contestant, Don Webb, placing second. The winner was from Jenkins and others participating were from Stuart Robinson and Fleming

The long faces seen around on the campus is because the grades were given out. Everyone is saying I’ll study hard next month to make up that I. The I is very popular among seniors and basketball players.

Mr. Boggs received a letter from the ring company and the long-awaited time will be the week of Dec. 12. Mr. Seale from Lexington will be here with the rings. No more dates, seniors (save your money for your ring). Maybe that cute gal will let you wear it the first week anyway.

The Beta Club gave an invitational rush party for the new members Tuesday. Refreshments were served and 27 whose grades, ability and character merited it were invited to join. This is an Honor National Club, which is accepted very high in college club Phi Beta Kappa. Members receive a magazine, also Beta Pin and Gold Seal on their diplomas saying they are Betas.

Monday the Student Body had a sneak preview of coach Trosper’s 1956 Whitesburg High School Yellowjackets. The boys ran a few plays and everyone was overwhelmed with the improvement the boys had shown over last year.

Tuesday night the welltrained team skipped away with an easy victory over Stuart Robinson (72-49). Although the B team lost a heartbreaker by only 4 points the boys played hard.

The amazing atmosphere this year on the basketball team is the relationship between Coach Trosper and his boys. It has even affected the pep section and the whole school. He not only teaches and guides them, he feels like another fellow on the team. Everyone likes him and the team. Old man spirit is really jumping, the school is behind you 100 percent. Go Yellowjackets, Go!

(The above article from the Dec. 1, 1955 Mountain Eagle.)

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