Four of the outstanding stalwarts on the 1948-49 Georgetown College football team are natives of Whitesburg and surrounding communities. They are John Brown, end; Jim Boyd, tackle; Henry Frazier, quarterback; and Ed Moore, halfback.Brown played four years at WHS before coming to Georgetown College in 1941. He won his freshman numerals as a center that year. In 1946 and 1947 he lettered at the same position, but this year has been switched to end. Brown is practically good as an offensive end.Jim Boyd, who now lives at Toner, was an outstanding guard at Lynch High School. In his senior year there, Boyd was chosen on the All-CVC. This is his third year as a Tiger. He has been the starting left tackle on the Georgetown team last season and this season.Jim later served on the faculty of WHS teaching Geography, Government, and was also an assistant coach for the football and basketball team.One of the three Georgetown gridders who had not enrolled in college is Henry “Buzz” Frazier. Frazier hails from Premium. Last year at the insistence of some of his friends he came out for football. Immediately, Coach C.Q. Smith recognized possibilities in Frazier. Despite his lack of experience, Frazier has seen and will continue to see considerable action as a Tiger quarterback. Ed Moore, former star WHS back, is enjoying another good season in the apparel of the Orange and Black. This, Moore’s senior year, seems destined to be his best as a hard-running Georgetown halfback.
(The above article from the Oct. 7, 1948 Mountain Eagle)
Sixth period study hall has student governmentA new program of discipline has been inaugurated in the 6th period study hall. It is student government. The students seem to be cooperating in every way with the idea. Gene McKnight was chosen by the study hall group as head of the council. Other council members are Jane Raleigh Lewis, Judy Picklesimer, Jesse Hogg and David Adams. Cheerleaders chosenBy popular vote of the student body Gleeda Frazier, Norma Polly, Gloria Mae Boggs and Bobby Privette were chosen cheerleaders for 1948-49.They look very snazzy in their new black sweaters with orange letters, and they have been leading us in some peppy new yells at our games. Senior class of 1948 lights the study hallThe senior class, finding a surplus in its treasury, decided to leave a very practical and useful gift to WHS. Beautiful fluorescent lights were placed in the study hall. “When the days are dark and dreary” many will be the thoughts of appreciation to the class of 1948 for their very thoughtful remembrance.“ It ’s Magic”Students of WHS and Whitesburg Grade School were entertained on Oct. 13, by C. Thomas Magrum, “The Master of Magic”. He gave a good show, pulling about 40 tricks. He called Alex Hall and Doug Moncrief from the audience and made them the receivers of a few good puns. Mr. Magrum re- ally kept his audience rolling in the aisles. Every once in a while, he would make a wisecrack just to “Magnetize,” “Hypnotize,” and “Scrutinize” the situation involved. The “Pandora’s Box” trick was exceedingly interesting and well performed. Mr. Magrum is with the Southern School Assembly, and we are all very sorry that this is the last year with them. Mr. Magrum told the reporter that he had never before played before such as appreciative, well behaved audience. The students should take this complement seriously and try to do the same always in the future.
District champs by 35-32 victory over Jenkins
The Yellowjackets placed three on the All-District TeamCoach Ray Pigman’s Yellowjackets were crowned champs of the 53rd District by coming from behind and beating Jenkins 35-32. Jenkins led most of the contest and were ahead at the half by ten points, the Jackets managing to keep in the game by foul shots. They scored 10 points from fouls before they sank a field goal. Whitesburg came alive and rallied in the closing stages to win the contest. Jenkins lost four of their big men on the personal foul route. Whitesburg lost Potter and Taulbee.Duncil, captain of the Yellowjackets, accepted a handsome championship trophy for the team.Duncil, Potter, and Taulbee placed on the All-District team and were awarded gold basketballs.Jenkins won the runner-up award and Stuart Robinson was awarded the Sportsmanship trophy.
Clubs Art Club
The newly organized Art Club, under the direction of one of our new teachers, Miss Pauline Amburgey, is making a good start. There are 30 enrolled. They are studying landscaping, figure drawing, clay modeling, and printing. Miss Amburgey is trying to let each student take up the type of work he is interested and talented in.Dramatic Club – Another new club this year is the Dramatic Club, sponsored by Miss Raleigh. There are thirty students and they have been studying poems and learning to dramatize familiar characters.Boys’ Chorus – Boys’ Chorus, an interesting new feature of our high school, may be the hit of the music department. There are seventeen members and Mrs. Tolliver says the boys are showing wonderful response.Science Club – The Science Club, an old organization, has the usual interest of past years. Mr. Banks is monitor. On Wednesday night, Sept. 29, an initiation ceremony was held in the Science room. Officers are President Harold Minns; Vice President is William York; Secretary and Treasurer is John Lewis. Glee Club – WHS Girls’ Glee Club has a reputation to uphold. It has won Excellent and Superior ratings for the past few years in district and state contests. A full schedule lies ahead for Mrs. Tolliver, the director; Miss Lewis, pianist; and the 40 girls who compose the club. They will sing for schools, churches, club programs, and enter many contests.F.H.A Club – Future Homemakers of America directed by Miss Ann Dugan continues its good work. Officers chosen for this year are President, Martha Anne Holbrook; Vice-President, Yvonne Hammons; Secretary, Jackie King; Treasurer, Ruby Collier; Reporter, Wand Lee Webb.
The annual County Fair was held at Whitesburg on Oct 1. Rural and neighboring schools from all over the county were represented with some estimated 1,000 visitors.The day began when the WHS band led all schools in a grand parade through the town. Following the parade, the Girls’ Glee Club, the Boys’ Quartet, composed of Alex Hall, Gayle Fields, Sammy Prichard and Jesse Hogg; first place in piano contest for high schools, Connie Combs; Janet Ison in the voice contest for grades; the Junior Chorus from the 7th and 8th grades; Barbara Lewis in the grade piano contest and Gene Giles in the trumpet solo.Different groups from our schools entered races, dramatics, writing and poster contests. The Home Ec. department had a beautiful window arrangement in the Ammerman Garage window, taking many blue ribbons.The school buses ran to bring the students and take them home after the program.The day was considered a huge success and all seemed to enjoy themselves. Everyone is looking forward to the fair again next year.
( The above articles from the 1948-49 Black Kat Newspapers)