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Moments and Memories of WHS


1951 YELLOWJACKET FOOTBALL TEAM — (First row, left to right) Willis Caudill, Bob Harvey, Burky Holbrook, Jamie Hale, Buddy Fields, Jim Enlow, Bobby Kincer, Jimmy Wampler, Bobby Adams, (second row) Jimmy Morse, Sidney Slemp, Sammy Banks, Doug Polly, Ralph Palumbo, Harold Ison, David Kincer, F.C. Hammonds, Jimmy Bert Tolliver, Jack Fairchild, (third row) Coach Ray Pigman, Don Nolan, Jack Adams, Bobby Combs, Truman Combs, Ivan Hall, Bobby Breeding, Eddie Collins, John Rufus Hall and Assistant Coach John Dill Brown.

1951 YELLOWJACKET FOOTBALL TEAM — (First row, left to right) Willis Caudill, Bob Harvey, Burky Holbrook, Jamie Hale, Buddy Fields, Jim Enlow, Bobby Kincer, Jimmy Wampler, Bobby Adams, (second row) Jimmy Morse, Sidney Slemp, Sammy Banks, Doug Polly, Ralph Palumbo, Harold Ison, David Kincer, F.C. Hammonds, Jimmy Bert Tolliver, Jack Fairchild, (third row) Coach Ray Pigman, Don Nolan, Jack Adams, Bobby Combs, Truman Combs, Ivan Hall, Bobby Breeding, Eddie Collins, John Rufus Hall and Assistant Coach John Dill Brown.

1951-52

Knock for lock

Thursday morning, Sept. 6 at activity period there was great confusion. The lockers were to be assigned to students for two dollars a locker. Students were running all over the place like wild people trying to find someone to go in on a locker. After they had finally pushed, knocked and broken line, the lucky few succeeded in securing a locker before they sold out.

Then came the confusion of finding in which building or floor the locker was. After that came the finding and working the combination, which was a new thing for the freshmen.

Freshmen gals entertained

Wednesday — the first big day of school for the freshmen — Miss Dugan and the Future Homemakers of America entertained the freshmen gals with drinks and a personally conducted tour through the Home Ec. Department. The FHA gals and the rest of the school now extend a welcome to the freshmen and hope you will be as happy and as proud of our school as we are.

ALEX L. HALL

ALEX L. HALL

Senior rings

The seniors at last got their rings. Last spring, we were privileged to place our orders for our rings. All during the summer, we waited impatiently for the day to arrive when we could walk proudly away from Raleigh’s room with those hands of honor on our fingers.

After school started, we asked every day when they would be in. The weeks seemed so long, and then that blessed day arrived when they were here. We immediately developed those old puns namely . . . “It is so hot I had better take off my ring.” We know you understand. The underclassmen got pretty bored with our gestures, but honestly, do you blame us?

Halloween antics

Things have been moving fast and furiously since the date of the Halloween Carnival was announced. Sophomore class plays, two of them. Senior class play, a talent show, talent scouts looking for talent found plenty in the senior class. Freshman class play, Candidate Bert C. Bach and Lois Mullins took leading parts. Very clever acting, said, “They wouldn’t go to that ‘ole school if they’d make ‘em king and queen of the carnival.” Seniors and juniors took their plays to nearby schools, thanks to teachers at Mayking, Millstone, Ermine and Whitesburg. Pie suppers, square dances. Thanks to city hall and town officials for use of city hall. Plenty of homemade candy, cakes, cookies, excitement, money, more money, suspense, and excitement. Thanks to Colly School for letting seniors and juniors use the building. Senior shoeshiners make big hit. From 10 cents to $1 per shine. Day finally arrives. Activity period, Oct. 24. Votes counted, seniors $510, juniors $840, sophomores $150, freshmen $135. King Banks, Queen Nadeane Amburgey. Runners up, attendants, Jan Combs, Doug Roberts, Yvonne Hall, Ercal Sanders, Bert Bach – Lois Mullins.

120 seniors graduate here this month

The following is a list of graduating seniors of Whitesburg High School: Burnis Back, Salyer Banks, Vaughan Baker, Ronald Brooks, James Harold Brown, Charles Caudill, Hassell Caudill, Herbert Caudill, J.T. Caudill, Willis Caudill, Bronston Clay, Eugene Collier, Avery Lee Collins, Eddie Collins, Marvin Collins, Bobby Ray Combs, J.W. Combs, Clabe Craft, Daniel Craft, Ronald Craft, James L. Day, Mack Gene Day, Richard Day, Don Edmiston, Jack Fairchild, Clyde Frazier, James Lee Frazier, William Floyd Goins, Jack Hammock, Eugene Hammons, John Fox Hogg, Douglas Hunsucker, Armand Ison, Monroe Holcomb, Harold Ison, William B. Ison, Bernard Jarrett, David Kincer, Jackie Kincer, Vernon Maggard, Ray Mullins, James Noble, Clarence Pack, Bobby Pennington, Doug Polly, Maurice Polly, Terry Polly, Gene Pendleton, Douglas Roberts, Merrill Salyer, Tommy Sexton, Carroll Sexton, Jimmie Stallard, Kelly Stamper, Van Roy Spangler, Jack May Taylor, James Trent, Robert Lee Tomlinson, Jimmie Bert Tolliver, Jimmie Wampler.

Tommy Wampler, Jimmie Whitaker, Bobby Williams, Odell Wright, Eleena Adams, Doris Ann Adams, Garnette Ruth Adams, Louella Adams, Mattie Mae Adams, Catherine Auton, Joyce Addington, Billie Jo Banks, Roberta Bentley, Sadie Bentley, Willie Mae Bentley, Ocie Evelyn Boggs, Sonnie Branham, Mary Elizabeth Breeding, Ida Burton, Jan Combs, Phyllis Combs, Evalee Cornett, Norma Jean Cornett, Drucilla Day, Mary Jane Day, Thelma Dean, Shirley Fields, Vessie Frazier, Sally Fugate, Vina Jane Fugate, Nellie Gibson, Iva Lee Goode, Sarah Ruth Hampton, Billie Joyce Ison, Nettie Pearl Ison, Patricia Ann Jones, Rosa Sue King, Alpha Mae Kiser, Lorelei Kiser, Jackie Madden, Carolyn Ruth Minton, Flora Maggard, Norma Jean Morgan, Donna Carol McKnight, Alice Mae Newsome, Ruth Newsome, Ruby Newsome, Charma Pace, Helen Sue Polly, Jeanette Smith, Alleen Sumpter, Clara Ruth Whitaker, Neal Williams, Ruth Augusta York, Nila Jean Sumpter, Anna Sue Reed, Mary Sparks, Katherine Scott and Shirley Kay Smith.

Pfc. Alex L. Hall, 22, recently returned to Tinkler Air Force Base in Oklahoma after spending a three-week furlough among friends and relatives in Letcher County.

While home, Alex was married to the former Miss Gleeda Frazier, who is presently employed as a clerk with Local Board No. 58, Whitesburg. He is a native of Ermine and a graduate of Whitesburg High School, where he starred in football. Mrs. Hall, of Whitesburg, is also a graduate of Whitesburg High School.

Pfc. Hall entered the Air Force in August, 1951. He was stationed at Wright Field in Dayton and went from there to Tinkler Air Force Base.

Future Homemakers of America

One of the goals for Whitesburg Chapter of Future Homemakers for the school year 1951-52 is more recreation for this group of high school students and some of the boys to make up the desired number of couples. While working on plans in August, we made plans for Folk Games each Monday night. Money earned by the group in contests, etc., will be used to buy new records for our Folk Games. After talking to Mr. Tolliver, we asked Mr. Smith to come to our school for a week. During the morning Mr. Smith worked with the gym classes and at night with FHA group members and the boys working with us. We feel that our group did gain much by this visit also the boys and girls who are in gym classes.

National FHA week, we entertained our parents. We wanted them to see and enjoy some of the things that we were doing. This helped the parents to see what it means to have some supervised recreation for the school group.

We are making plans to send some of our folk dancers to the Mountain Folk Festival at Berea late in March.

(The above articles from the 1951-52 Mountain Eagles)

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