A L Brown High School - Albrokan Yearbook (Kannapolis, NC)

 - Class of 1951

Page 36 of 88

 

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EL SS PHUPHEEY About two weeks ago I made my debut as a promising ballet dancer with a small troupe in New York City. VVe had booked several more perform- ances and were traveling by plane. Our next stop was to have been North Carolina, and I was looking forward to seeing some of my friends there. VVC had plane trouble over Virginia and crashed just outside of Richmond. Suf- fering from a brain concussion, I lapsed into a coma. While I was in this coma, I saw all the members of my graduating class at VV. Cannon High School. After completing his course at the Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ken- tucky, Tommy Hartis had become a great evangelist. Assisting him with the music were Eleanor Foil and Mary Ann Vickers. Nancy Shepherd was a youth leader and Doris Huneycutt was a choir director in a Baptist church. Three of my classmates, Phyllis Safrit, Ann Keziah, and Rebecca Phillips had won international fame as artists, while Nell Pope was a sculptor of modern arts. Floyd Davis and Jo Ann Woolard sketched comic strips for the New York Sunday News. The teaching profession was well represented by the class of '5l. Zeb Bradford was superintendent of city schools in Kannapolis. Grammar school teachers in- cluded Frances Jenkins, Helen Troutman, and Gail Linebarrier. Teaching in high schools were Betty Col- lins, Evelyn Garriss, Janice Wood, Sara Carpenter, and Annie Lou Cook. James Waller was a teacher of mathematics at Davidson College. In the held of medicine I saw John Blount as a pediatrician, Joyce Tucker as an obstctrician, Nancy Jo Safrit as a psychiatrist, and Darwin McCombs as a brain surgeon. Dressed in nurses' white uniforms were Alice Overcash, Ruby Weddington, Bertie Mae Helms, Jackie McCombs, Camellia Linker, Ellen VVilson, Birma Little. and Margaret Ellen Sechler. Danny Gray, a well-known lawyer, was seeing that justice ruled. Others helping to protect society were Bobert Gribble, who was an F.B.I. agent, and Bill Howard and Donald Hinson, who were detectives. Jimmy Lcntz and James Brown were chief and assistant chief of police in Kannapolis and Willette Goins was police matron. Checking parking meters in this grow- ing town were Cladvs Nall and Mary Patterson. Ker- mit Goble was a highway patrolman. In thc remodeled and enlarged Bclk's in Kannapolis, several of my classmates were emnloved as clerks. Mattie Ann Starnes, Mary Fowler, and Sarah Moss worked in the ladies' ready-to-wear department. Joyce Johnson Page Thirty-two JANIE KAL E, Prophelesx and Caynell Osborne sold cosmetics and Lorene Bonds sold costume jewelry. Girls who graduated from Cannon High and became secretaries in private oflices were Dot Tilley, Betty Brawley, Doris Jean Bange, Judy Allen, and Frances McClamrock. Head telephone operator for Concord Telephone Company was Evelyn Baker. Other girls who chose this occupation were Morene Lunsford, Marlene Oak- ley, Jeri Murph, and Sarah Chastain. The new S and W Cafeteria in Kannapolis had as its chief dietitian, Faye Petrea. Working in the cafeteria were Betty Cameron and Joann Shankle. Could anyone have imagined that Price Yates would become a taxidermist? Assisting him in the mounting of birds, animals, and I-ish were Benny Whitley and L. Ptobinette. In an adjoining building was a pet shop jointly owned by Jimmy Rogers and Kenneth Nall. Peggy Robinette, after taking a special course in ethics of personal beauty in New York City, opened her own shop. Her manicurists were Bennie Baucom and Jean Biggs, and giving facials were Peggy Edmis- ton and Bettie Rhyne. The textile industry furnished occupations for a large number of the 1951 graduates. As time keepers in various departments of Cannon Nlills I saw Joyce McCollum, Mildred Miller, and Hazel Snipes. Over- seers for the company included John Shaver, Jr., Jackie Watson, and Ray McKinney. Heading the department of accounting I saw Johnny Nussman. Others employed by Cannon lNIiIIs were Helen Grass, Margaret Walker, Barbara Lamb and Jeanette Morgan. Odd and unusual careers were chosen by a number of the male members of my graduating class. Eugene Whittington was a famous magician, Jerry Lee Shinn a ventriloquist, and Frenchie Davis was a trainer of car- rier pigeons. Gilbert Watts was manufacturing a sure cure for baldness. The Raleigh News and Observer carried an inter- esting sports column by Tommy Riggs. He wrote about such outstanding athletes as baseball stars, Charles Lem- ley and Grady Smith. Also mentioned in his columns were football heroes Bobby Julian and Lee Fink. and Floyd Echerd and Jerry Hollar, professional basketball players. Away out in the Lone Star State on a big ranch. I saw Billy Fulcher writing pay checks for his workers. A few of them were Alpheus Ford, Charles Bass, Bobby Menius, Delano Hobbs, and Donald Curley. Making a fortune with his oil wells was Jimmy Smith.

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