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

 - Class of 1952

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A L Brown High School - Albrokan Yearbook (Kannapolis, NC) online yearbook collection, 1952 Edition, Page 38
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CLASS PROPHECY While browsing around an old gift shop the other day, I came u on a beautiful old mirror. It was covered with dust, so li am sure it must have been there many, many years. The frame was done in a beautiful and 'ntricate design, so I bou ht the mirror and took it liome U n cleanin the glass Idiscovered somethin . ' po g 2 --1 - 2 very miraculous. I could look into the mirror and see things which were to happen many years hence. As I kept shining it, I saw some of my classmates from A. L. Brown High School in their chosen professions. Some of the first to come into view were John Rufty, Glain Pennell, and Richard Re nolds, who were serving gs ministers in various churches in North Carolina. Also in the religious field were joan Thomas, Betty june Compton, and Evelyn Taylor. This was ver interesting, so I looked more closely as more scenes fiom the future unfolded. I saw a very impressive building which turned out to be a memorial hos ital in New York, with Marthelaine Williams, Mfg., as director. Employed at this famous hospital were janet Edwards, Linny Baker Cone of the foremost dentists in Americaj, Joe Thomas, Betty Ann Phillips, Thelma Sloo , and Doris Sloop. Just across the street, stood a modjern glass drugstore owned by Donald Puntch, pharmacist, and his staff of "soda-ierks." Some of these included Mickey Caudle, Paul Barbee, and Don Hogue. The store had a special beauty salon, managed by Norma Hardy -Cfamous beauticianD, Barbara Sills, Patsy White, and Nancy Viola. l As the pictures continued to come into view, I saw many K.H.S. girls making very comfortable livings as models. Carolyn Bost was top model for an agency co- owned by Bobby Walker and Bill Bennett. Also pulling down thousands in this field were Dot Childers, Evelyn Honeycutt, Peggy Austin, and Carolyn Morris. Some of my classmates did not seem to like the ground for I found many up in the wild blue yonder. lane Shelton, Betty Ann Helms, Phyllis Moss, Geraldine Woodell, and Peggy Beaver were airline hostesses. jimmy Howell, Jimmy Ledbetter and Gene Lankford found the life of a pilot very exciting, while Bobby Quay did not like to be up in the air. He was interested in planes, and being the millionaire he was, he owned the three maior airlines in the United States. Caleb Glass was owner of the largest record store in the world, recording and selling thousands of records made by Peggy Freeze and Loretta Marshall on vocals. jean Kay Dayvault was making a hit with her piano recordings, while the combination of johnny Bowers, Donald Anderson, Troy Doby, Don Roberson and Dolly Cruse was taking over the place in discs once occupied by the "Four Hits and a Miss." Though the war was long since over, many guys of the class of '52 were serving in the armed forces. Ralph Strube, Furman Dillard, Max McKinney, and Morris Helms, along with some of the supposedly weaker sex. anice Honeycutt, Bonnie Shepherd, Betty Talbert, and eggy Hudson were among these. The pictures were getting a little dim, so I began cleaning again. As I rubbed harder, the movie world came into view and I saw Joann Watson, Emily Cara- way, Phyllis Metcalf, joe Lambert, Frank Chisolm, erry Russell as some of the most famous film stars. roy Payne was the owner of a chain of vaudeville theatres which featured such acts as the dancing com- bination of lovce Falls, Betty Ruth Helms, Phyllis Whitley, and Ieroline Watts. Also starred was a tap dance routine by Harold Hudspeth and Eugene Benton. Page Thirty-four In the business world, some of the raduates of K.H.S. were proving themselves very capabie. Milliccnt Rosenberg was one of the top commercial artists, and her staff was composed of Violet Jean Raye, Nadine Clement, and Joyce Peterson. Sign painters employed by "Millie, Inc." were Lewis Morrow, Boyd Vander- burg, Charles Wellman, and Donald Black. Ownin the lar est grocery stores in the world I saw R. B. ancfl C. W. Earnhardt. A few of the clerks work- ing for the Barnhardts were Eugene Benfield, Donald Upright, Allen Leonard, Kyle Hooks, and Hunter Hay. Since women cab drivers have come into existence, I was not surprised to find Theresa Dwyer, Nancy Matthews, Shirley Phillips, and Carleen Rogers em- ployed in this work. As I continued to gaze into this marvelous mirror, some of the outstanding characters in the literary world caught my eye. A best seller by jerry Armstong entitled "The Story of My Life" was being considered for a special iournalistic award. Other great writers were Wallace Watkins, Creston Erwin, Lewis Vernon, Phyllis Jean Smith, Gladys Davis, and Nancy Barger. Television, now being as common in the American h'ome as the electric light, was being invaded by such performers as Howard Holloway, Mason Parks, Dan Castor, and Bobby Rogers on the "We'll Answer Anv- thing" quiz program. Quiz master for this program is Buford Howard. More rubbing upon the glass revealed Vivian Honey- cutt as the owner of a large chain of teen-age clothing stores. Designing the exclusive frocks for her were Etta Sue Boggs, Beverly Cobb, Betty Black, and Bobbie jean Clayton. Of course I knew many of the gals in my class would get married and raise cute lil' youngunsl Shirley Maness, Betty Lane Fleming, Marianne Sherrill, and Elsie Mae Cox were a few of these little housewives. Hilda Maulden had opened a studio teaching baton twirling and strutting. In the same building with the studio, Charles Efird had established a gym for muscle building and training prize fighters. Some of the greats in the boxing world he had trained were Alton Wellman and Charles Ketner. Wrestling attracts many of the stronger sex, and I saw Swann King, Bill Funderburk. and Wayne Biles taking some of the big prize money for winning wrestling matches in Madison Square Garden. Teaching at some of the finer colleges in the United States were some of my classmates who had excelled in the various subiects. Ollena Price, teagiiing Bible: Martha Matthews, trigg Ruth Eanes, commercial coursesg Kathryn Bailes, Lating Hugh Parham, teaching Biology, and Gail Bost teaching two courses iti English. Ken Argo was also on the teaching staff at one of the largest colleges. He was coaching a football team through its third unbeatable season. Some of the hill-billy enthusiasts of the class of '52 I saw broadcasting on their own programs on one of the central net works on radio. Included in this were Buzzy "Country Boy" Yarborough, Comas Smith, lohn Sechler, Sherrill Austin, Ray Dixon, and Arnold Moss. Though it seemed to me that everything possible had been invented, I saw Buddy Shinn, Everette Sloop and Kenneth Stokes trying to modemize this old world of ours with a complete push-button home. Assisting these great scientists were Martha White, Iuanita Simpson, and Julia Ann Price. ,ti

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