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

 - Class of 1951

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A L Brown High School - Albrokan Yearbook (Kannapolis, NC) online yearbook collection, 1951 Edition, Page 37
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I could tell that the United States would be well prepared if there were another war, when I saw Ray Barbee, L. Brooks, Winfred Bryant, Jimmy Lee, and Joe Cavin in uniforms. Some of the girls in the armed forces were Walterine Slawson, Donnie Phillips, and Daphne Grimes. Donald Blanton and Harvey Sig- mon were pilots for Eastern Airlines, and Mary Adams, Gladys Grass, and Barbara Callicutt were airlines stewardesses. Kannapolis was represented musically by Gwen Peeler, who was touring the world giving violin con- certs. Sally Wagner became an opera singer and Jimmy Coggins was another Frank Sinatra. He had stiff com- petition from Don Michael, an Irish tenor. Serving as director of city school music in Kannapolis was none other than Dale Mills. Leader of an all-girl orchestra was Gayle Lumsden, and the Philharmonic Orchestra claimed Connie Sue Lumsden as a cello soloist. Appearing as a dance band leader was Lowell Daniels. Among the members of the band were Jimmy Kale, Kenneth Correll. Frank Coon, Jerry Sides, and Gene McCombs. Vocalists with the band were Gurline Compton and Nanette Davis. I was surprised to see that Lena McKinley, Annie Sue Adams, and Wanda Barlow were models for fash- ion magazines. Photographers for some of these maga- zines were Charles Castor and Bobby Bowles. At a large girls' school in Massachusetts, Martha Glosson appeared to be the Dean of Girls. As the door of her office opened, out walked Gail Phillips. her secretary. Teaching physical education at this school were Phyllis Spry, Jimmie Gardner, and Barbara Beam. The next scene carried me back to Kannapolis, where I saw Rex Savage and Harlen Phillips operating a chain of theaters. Some of their managers were Johnny Richardson, Howard Duffell, and James Donahue. Luther Huffman owned a grocery store and Ralph Deal was manager of a furniture store. Priscilla Drolette's bakery served Kannapolis and surrounding towns with its delicious products. Christine Teal, Phvllis Mundav. and Phvllis Freeland were employed by the "Charlie" Logan shoe store of Charlotte. Bookkeeners for this exclusive shop were Peggy Hall. Bettv Jean Jackson. and Jeweldean How- ard. The "Rendezvous" a hang-out for teen-aoers in Charlotte was owned by Lanier McCarty in partner- ship with Keith Hart. Lured by the brilliant lights of a theater on Broad- way my eves read the names of Mildred Bennett. Bettv Stafford, Norma Barnhardt, and Nancv Shelf. I later learned that Jackie Stamev and Barbara Lee had been make-up artist and hair stylist for the performers. Stage manager, Henry Tucker, and sound effects man. Mar- vin Lovette, were also mentioned. Many of my classmates were married and some that were housewives with no careers were Ruby Eagle, Joyce Hinson, Norma Penninger. Carrie Ewan. Maxine Kerley, Arlene King, Nancy Knight and Vera Keamev. City people, fond of their pets, are glad to pay for some animal lover to care for them while they are on vacation. Earning a living as pet caretakers were Colleen Goforth, Billy Jo Mullis, and Joyce Bauknight. Woman's aptitude for home industry turned to a variety of ways to make money. I learned that Jean Peebles was a maker of lamp shades, Nancy Orfield, a rug maker, Betty Wyke made artificial flowers, and Priscilla Teague was a seamstress. Products from these industries were sold throughout the United States. On radio and television I saw and heard Wade Curran as a news commentator, and Joanne Brooks, Jackie Taylor, and Jimmy Donahue as comedians. Many members of my class connected themselves with the Y.M.C.A. After Mr. Fesperman retired, Bill Bullock became the new general secretary, and Francis Melton, assisted by Wayne Robinson was physical di- rector for boys. Chief librarian was Mildred Sherrill, and her assistants were Helen Sloop, Mary Deese, and Mary Ella Cauble. Geraldine Hart became general secretary of women's activities and girls' physical directors were Shirley Stevens and Sonja Youngs. Two autographed books were presented to the Y.M.C.A. in honor of the class of '5l. One was a book of poems by Doris Allen, the other a book by the well- known author, Betty Cloninger. The Daily Independent had as circulation manager, Max Collins while Billy Hardin and Harold Moose were linotype operators. The paper carried a column by Ramona Self, news correspondent in Europe. Seeing that the present facilities for child care of working mothers was inadequate, Ruth Burton presented Mr. Cannon with the facts, and the Cannon Child Wel- fare Center had its beginning. Serving in various capaci- ties of this nursery were Jean Watts, Carol Edwards, Thelma Roseman, Betty Sloop, and Frances Vinson. A large dance school in Atlanta, Georgia, was con- ducted by Sharon Owings and Margaret Newell who specialized in modem dance. Colleen Lentz taught ballet there and Barbara Rogers was an expert teacher of ballroom dancing. Helping to stamp out poverty and ignorance in Europe were Doris Hardister, Zelia Sides, Mary Mc- Whorter, and Helen Brooks as missionaries. Among my classmates who chose social work were: Hilda Pennington, Girl Scout leader: Graydene Ross, Juvenile Court worker, and Lou Jean Pethel, helping with child welfare. Taking the place of the old time truant officer, by keeping children in school. were Betty Campbell and Martha Carter. Supervising a large public playground for children were Lilla Walters. Mary Simmons, and Loretta Vaughn. In a children's clinic I saw Doris McCarn, Eula Mae Wyatt, and Carol Vlfiles giving free medical care. On the outskirts of Kannapolis a large greenhouse was owned by Mildred Wyatt and Evelyn Adcock. Sell- ing their flowers in a florist shop were Arma Wiles, Evelyn Rogers, and Wanda Loftis. I also saw my senior teachers before I awoke from the coma. I was glad to have seen them and my class- mates again even if it were in a coma. I am feeling much better now, and hope to be back on my toes soon.

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