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t EX LIBRIS I [( mi AHOSKIE HIGH SCHOOL 19 4 4 WAR-WHOOP AHOSKIE HIGH SCHOOL Ahoskie, North Carolina First row —MISS DEBORAH BROWN. 12th Grade . . . MRS. MAUDE NEWSOME. 12th Grade . . . MRS. CARRIE OWENS, 11th Grade . . . MISS OMA LEE PARKER. 11th Grade . . . MRS. HARRY HOLLINGSWORTH, 9th Grade. Second row —MISS JANIE OUTLAND. 9th Grade . . . MISS LOTTIE FAYE WEST. 8th Grade . . . MRS. J. N. RIGBY, 8th Grade . . . MISS MINA HOLLOMAN. 7th Grade . . . MRS. JULIAN BROWN. 7th Grade. Third row —MISS ANNIE LAURIE SESSOMS, 5th Grade . . . MISS MAUDE E. PHELPS, 5th Grade . . . MRS. SAM J. BOYETTE, 4th Grade. 6 The 1944 War-Whoop First row —MISS RUBIE WATKINS, 4th Grade . . . MISS BESSIE HARRELL, 3rd Grade . . . MISS LAURENA WILLIAMS, 2nd Grade . . . MISS MARIETTA PICOT, 2nd Grade . . . MISS EDITH MARTIN, 1st Grade. Second row —MRS. JOHN BOZEMAN, 1st Grade . . . MRS. GEORGE WEST. Home Ec. Teacher . . . MISS NELL KNOX, Commercial Teacher . . . MRS. LLOYD K. GODWIN, Music Teacher . . . MRS. JOHN R. JORDAN, Piano Teacher. Not pictured —MISS JOSEPHINE AMBROSE, 6th Grade . . . MRS. A. L. THOMPSON, 6th Grade MRS. EDITH HARRELL. 3rd Grade. The 1944 War-Whoop 7 Above are the people who pulled the strings for the Senior Class during ’43- ' 44. They are, left to right: President. Jesse Pearce; Reporter, Daisy Steele; Secretary- Treasurer, Ronney Holloman; Vice-President, John Pappas. They were elected at the beginning of the first semester and held sway over forty seniors for the entire year. TO OUR READERS In submitting this year book the Senior Class of 1944, Ahoskie High School requests the kindly indulgence which a forgiving public usually accords to a first effort. Will you " Be to our faults a little blind, Be to our virtues very kind. " This request is made, not in an effort to apologize, for we have really tried to do our best, and no man can do more, neither can the angels. Ours are the faults of youth and inexperience and surely time, " the old gypsy man " will cure all such ills. We Seniors cherish the hope that with the publication of this year book we have set up a precedent which time will hallow in the years that are to come. We trust that ours have been the thrills and trials which come to those who blaze a trail in any field and that this year book may be a worthy monument to the pioneers who had the courage and the spirit to venture forth into territory hither-to unexplored. We should like, also, to express our sincere thanks to every person who has, in any way, helped to make possible the production of this year book. Without the loyal support and whole-hearted cooperation of many persons, not officially connected with our staff, ours would have been an impossible task. Although we cannot adequately express our appreciation, we want you to know that it is none the less heartfelt and sincere. 10 The 1944 War-Whoop SENIORS ABNER ASKEW " Much mirth and no madness, All good and no badness.” ERNESTINE BAKER " She’s a student kind and true, Does her work and seldom gets blue.” MARION BLOWE " Cheerful and happy all through the day, There ' s never a care she can’t smile away.” CHRISTINE BOWEN " Full of vim, vigor, and vitality is she; Always happy and very carefree.” SHIRLEY BRITTON " To smile and look cheerful, contented and gay. Is an excellent method of starting the d ay. " CAROLYN BURDEN " Blessed with a temper whose unclouded ray Can make tomorrow as cheerful as today. " CHARLES CALLIS “Charles and Frank, what a team. Always up to some new scheme. RAWLS CARTER “Full well they’d laugh with glee, At all his jokes; for many a joke had he. " The 1944 War-Whoop 11 SENIORS FRANK CHARLES " By the sunny smile on his mouth, You ' ll just know he belongs to the South. " ANNIE GREY COBB " Sober, quiet, pensive, and demure, One of those friends of whom you are al¬ ways sure. " DELLA COBB " Sweetness, truth, and every grace. Are wed distinctly in her face. " ALICE DAVIS " Quiet and shy, reserved and true. Much respect to her is due. " NANCY DILDAY " Resolute, earnest, prompt to act, And make her generous thoughts a fact.” DONALD EARLY " Donald is the school ' s delight, With him you ' ll never have a fight; And in his own way, he’s full of pep, And has acquired a wonderful rep.” EVELYN EURE " In all things she does her best, She always works, with zest.” HENRY GLENHAM (Buddy) " Light of heart, light of step, Quick of wit, full of pep.” 12 The 1944 War-Whoop SENIORS DOROTHY HALL In basketball Dot ' s hard to beat, She hardly ever meets defeat.” GAYNOR HOLIDAY ' His temperament is as nice as his name, Let s hope this lad attains great fame.” ROSA BELLE HOLLOMAN She hath a pleasant word and smile for ev eryone.” ROSELIND HOLLOMAN " Quite the jolliest gal we know, Full of pep and lots of go.” JANE JENKINS " Politeness is to do and say, The kindness things in the kindest way.” SHIRLEY JONES " Ready for work, ready for play, All thru school she ' s been that way.” BETTY LIPSITZ " An ideal girl in every way, A kind not found here every day.” JOHN LOCKE MITCHELL " John Locke is slow, But when there’s a dance he ' s on the go.” 13 The 1944 War-Whoop I 0 R S S E N JOHN MOORE " No minutes bring me more content, Than those in useful studies spent. " HELEN MURRAY " Helen is ever faithful and true. As fine a girl as you ever knew. " LLOYD NEWSOME " Not too serious, not too gay, But a rare good fellow when it comes to play.” JOHN PAPPAS " Not too sober, not too gay. An all-around boy in every way.” JESSE PEARCE " He was active, stirring, all afire. Could not rest, could not tire.” MOODY PERRY " Blest with that charm. That is certain to please.” DOROTHY POWELL " She was just the quiet kind. Whose natures never vary.” FRANK POWELL " His quiet manners are worthy goals for us to reach.” 14 The 1944 War-Whoop SENIORS MORTON RAYNOR. JR. " Ever happy, ever glad. His thoughts are always far from sad. " DAISY STEELE " A sunny smile, and dark brown hair, Lips that laugh and eyes that dare. " MINNIE TINKHAM " Oh, to be as studious as she, Conqueror of the world she’s sure to be. " SAM VINSON " Brilliance and fun, in Sam combine, To make a school-boy super fine. " GERTRUDE WIGGINS " Not too sober, not too gay. " But a sweet, true friend in every way. " NANNIE WIGGINS " Ever ready to do her part— A ready smile and blithesome heart. " LEAVINA ANN WILLIAMS " A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men.” ROBERT GREENE " Rum-a-tum, rum-a-tum— Here’s the man with the little snare drum. " The 1944 War-Whoop 15 SENIOR CLASS HISTORY In future years when people ask of historians, ‘ ' What two impor¬ tant events happened in the year 1933?” the historians will reply, " The United States got its first taste of the New Deal and the class of ’44, Ahoskie School, North Carolina, started on their long journey through the realms of education.” And so it was that on a bright September morning in 1 933, we, the class of ' 44, attended school for the first time and acquired a taste for " reading, writing, and arithmetic.” In due time we were promoted to the second grade and from there proceeded to the third grade. Here, we organized a band, complete with gongs, sticks, etc., and were playing at all the local meetings in town. That year, also, Mr. Tucker replaced Mr. Moore as prin¬ cipal of Ahoskie High School. In the fourth grade our musical career was suspended and in compensation we received new and different kinds of studies—geog¬ raphy and history. During the last month of that year, with trembling hearts, we took our first State Tests and from there advanced to the fifth grade. This grade and the sixth were uneventful. In the usual manner, we passed into the seventh grade. Here we continued our conquest of knowledge of foreign countries and knowledge of our own country along with the study of the fundamentals for our higher education. The seventh grade brought the end of the first milestone in our journey. At the end of the year, we presented the annual seventh grade commencement exercises —a play about gypsies—and received white diplomas tied in black and gold that entitled us to proceed to High School. And so, eighty strong, we, as the Freshman Class, encoun¬ tered something new and entirely different from our school life of the Grades. High School gave us more freedom and more lessons too —but more attention was paid our freshman year to our winning ball team. An attempt was made to organize Student Government, but to no avail, and so, we passed from Green Freshmen to worldly Sophomores. We were Sophomores, preparing for the usual big Christmas time parties. Then Pearl Harbor came and suddenly we found ourselves 16 The 1944 War-Whoop SENIOR CLASS HISTORY among the “schools at war " with a part for everyone. That year, however, our program was little interfered with by the war. We had winning ball teams again with the girls’ basketball team losing only one game and winning two tournaments. From sophomores we arrived at the higher position of ex¬ alted juniors. The twelfth grade had been added between the seventh and eighth grades, so there were no freshmen, which made the high school seem lonely. New courses were added to help the boys who would soon be in the Army. Many of our boys were already in. Basketball was missed that year, though we managed to keep our football season. Due to gasoline rationing, the annual Junior Play was held in the afternoon with the proceeds going to the junior class of 1954. Our Junior-Senior banquet was not as elaborate as in pre¬ vious years, due to the war, but it was everything we had hoped for. Our rings came in our junior year and for weeks we walked around with our hands in front of our faces. Thus, we passed into the final part of our high school education. We were now “dignified seniors.” The casualties had been heavy and from the eighty that started with us. only thirty-nine were to finish. Though the war had curbed our traveling, we managed to have winning teams—both football and basketball. Mr. Tucker donned a uniform and in his place came Mr. Beale. We were the first class to publish an annual and it is our wish and hope that this be continued as long as there remains an Ahoskie High School. This year also the high school at Powellsville was linked with ours. Now, as we close the book on the happy, carefree part of our life, pleasant memories crowd out the remaining unhappy ones. Though some of us shall never meet again there is a strong bond that holds us all together and no matter where our travels take us—these days will always hold a prominent and very dear place in our hearts. We realize that we are graduating into a world of war, but someday the war will end and then it will be up to us—the educated youth of America—to protect and insure the peace and ideals for which so many of our own youth have died. Here endeth; here beginneth. Betty Lipsitz. The 1944 War-Whoop 17 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT We, the Senior Class of Ahoskie High School, realizing that our days are numbered at this asylum for the unfortunate, and being of sound mind and memory do hereby make and declare this our last will and testament. We bequeath: Morton Raynor’s chewing gum to Joan Hill. Abner Askew’s size to Stanley Congleton. Charles Callis’ ability to skip classes to Leon Cowan. Frank Charles’ automobile to M. E. Forbes. Christine Bowen’s energy to Mary Frances Perry. Carolyn Burden’s famous ribbons to " Hibble” Durfey. Marian Blowe’s love for the Navy to Loella Ruley. Nancy Dild y’s Johnny Grimes to the Junior girls. Moody Perry’s ring to Mary Ann Beale. Della Cobb’s disposition to Jane Williams. Annie Gray Cobb’s long, black hair to Christine Wilson. “Buck” Carter’s intellect to " Hank” Hyatt. Donald Earley’s reserve to Thomas Humphrey. John Moore’s brains to “Pookey” Britton. Janie Jenkins ' commercial talent to “Dink” Jones. Gaynor Hollidav’s perpetual smile to Bessie Eure. Frank Powell’s “hall patrol” to Carlton Hawkins. Daisy Steele’s hair stvle to Jewell Harrell. “Ronney” Holloman’s Boogie-woovie to Ralph Basnight. Betty Lipsitz’s executive abilitv to Eloise Joyner. Lloyd Newsome’s legs to Shortv Baker. Sam Vinson’s puns to Gilbert Vaughan. Jesse Pearce’s love of vaudeville to Blakely Chamblee. Nannie Wiggin’s French vocabularv to Pudding Copeland. John Locke’s spectacles to Lucille Overton. John Pappas’ broad shoulders to Calvin Parker. Shirley Britton’s blue eyes to Rov Holloman. Buddy Glenham’s “casanovering” to Hubert Robertson. Ernestine Baker ' s friendliness to John Alexander. Alice Davis’ quiet greeting to Elsie Jordan. Evelyn Eure’s domestic talent to Elizabeth Ann Watson. Dorothy Hall’s ball playing ability to Nancv Dilday. Rosa Belle Holloman ' s Beta Club average to Carlton Hawkins. Shirley Jones’ voice to Sylvia Harrell. Helen Murray’s calm nature to Elizabeth Congleton. Dorothy Powell’s slowness to Tillery Dempsey. Minnie Tinkham’s grades to William Willoughby. Gertrude Wiggin’s shyness to Nancy Early. Leavina Williams’ jitterbugging to Jean Sumner. To the Junior Class as a whole we give all the responsibilities of a Senior Class. We give to them the debts to worry about, deadlines to meet, and our amazing ability to skip classes. In witness whereof, we, the aforesaid testators, do hereunto set our hand and seal, this the first day of March, nineteen hundred and forty-four. Witnesses: THE SENIOR CLASS. “Corky” Jefferson David Holloman 18 The 1944 War-Whoop PROPHECY Picking up the Ahoskie newspaper this morning I read the following ac¬ count of the " Senior Class of ' 44.” It goes as follows: July 15, 1954—The Senior class of ’44 held its 10th reunion yesterday with only two members absent, these being Gaynor Holiday and Frank Pow¬ ell who are missionaries to China and were unable to get here in time for the reunion. The class started its reunion ceremonies by a banquet given in the dining room of the Earley Hotel which is owned by Donald Earley. The hostess of the dining room and hotel is thy former basketball star, Dorothy Hall. Master of ceremonies was Abner Askew, successful broker of Wall Street. Jesse Pearce, producer of plays and vaudeville, was the toastmaster of the afternoon. His subject was " This Changing World. " The speaker was in¬ troduced by Lloyd Newsome who is a professor of agriculture at State College. On Mr. Pearce’s right sat Buddy Glenham who is a Lt, Col. in the Air Corps. On his left was the star of his new play, Miss Roselind Holloman. In response to his talk Rawls Carter, president of the Sotawff Mfg. Co., spoke on " Back In Our Day.” His secretary, Nancy Dilday was kept busy during this time handing him his memoranda. Alice Davis and Janie Jenkins, also members of his office staff, were present. After the toast, John Moore explained his latest invention, television of the telephone. Then Shirley Jones consented to sing and dance for us. Shirley made her debut in the Waldorf-Astoria five years ago. Following this, Evelyn Eure, buyer for Russekes in New York, spoke on " Our School Days. " Morton Raynor, head of a truck line, amused the class with anecdotes. Then Minnie Tinkham and Nannie Wiggins gave a brief talk on the work that they have been doing in the mountains of North Carolina. Sam Vinson, a contractor of the Burma Road, and Betty Lipsitz, who has been doing chem¬ ical research work in China spoke on " Customs of China. " Mrs. Bordan Rume, better known to us as Shirley Britton spoke as chairman of the house¬ wives of the class of ' 44. The housewives included Mrs. I. N. Love (Dorothy Powell), Mrs. Taylor Riddick (Helen Murray), and Mrs. Edwin Carroll (Annie Gray Cobb). Dr. Moody Perry spoke on the subject of " Modern Medicine. His assis¬ tant, Dr. Christine Bowen spoke also. Other nurses of the class present were Carolyn Burden. Marion Blowe, Della Cobb, and Rosa Belle Holloman. School teachers, Ernestine Baker and Daisy Steele spoke on Modern Edu¬ cation.” Senator John L. Mitchell spoke on “Washington Since the War. " His secretary, Gertrude Wiggins was with him. Farmers Charles Callis and Frank Charles declined when they were asked to tell about the large farms that they own together. Aviatrix Lcavenia Williams was present with her detective husband. The reunion ended with a dance in the ballroom of the hotel and the class¬ mates danced to the tune of John Pappas ' Orchestra and his trumpet. Roselind Holloman. The 1944 War-Whoop 19 PRECIOUS MEMORIES Dear Ahoskie High, the abode of our memories of the past, Can never be erased from our mind or from our heart; And even after we passed through thy loved portals last, Dear School, we can never in spirit from thee part. For thieves can take our hoard of silver and gold, They can destroy our hope along with our treasure, But there 1 is that which none can take, however bold. The dear memory of thy days of simple pleasure. In the troublesome days of tomorrow when all is drear The Phantom of those time revered yesterdays Will calm our storm, and steer us to the pier. For none can combat thy honored, peaceful ways. Dear Ahoskie High, ’till the time life’s shadows fall, Precious memories, that tide that does forever flow, Will fill our tired and weary so ul blotting all Save the pure and clean—leaving a beautiful afterglow. By Minnie Tinkham. 20 The 1944 War-Whoop Senior Superlatives Above are shown the Senior Superlatives for the year 1944. Left to right, first row, they include: Donald Earley, best-looking boy; Nancy Dilday, prettiest girl; Betty Lipsitz, best all-around girl, most popular girl, most athletic; John Pappas, best all-around boy, most athletic boy. Jesse Pearce, most popular boy, wittiest, most personality, most original; Minnie Tinkham, most studious, most intelligent girl; Carolyn Burden, best-dressed girl: Abner Askew, best-dressed boy, cutest boy. Buddy Glenham. greatest lover; Shirley Jones, greatest lover; John Moore, most intelligent; Ronney Hollo¬ man, most musical. The 1944 War-Whoop 21 JUNIORS Shown above is the Junior Class of 1943-44. The class officers are: Nancy Dilday President Carrington Baker Vice-President Blakely Chamblee Secretary-Treasurer Left to right, first row —Bessie Eure, Jessie Sumner, Beryl Hill, Nancy Dilday, Elizabeth (Jutland, Sylvia Harrell, Lewellyn Williams, Christine Wilson, Helen Karanikas, Jewell Harrell. Elsie Jordan, Mary Frances Perry. Joan Hill, Mildred Lowe, Elizabeth Ann Watson. Second row —William Willoughby, Carlton Hawkins, Blakely Chamblee, Calvin Parker. Eley Britton. Gilbert Vaughan, Thomas Humphrey, John Grimes, Carrington Baker, Martha Durfey, Puddin ' Copeland, Nancy Earley, Ruby Perry, Eloise Joyner, Loella Ruley, Trover Fuller. Third row —Tillery Dempsey, Hubert Robertson, Alvah Harrell. James Hyatt, Ralph Basmght, Erlene Minton, Roy Holloman. M. E. Forbes, Jane Williams, Dink Jones, Jean Sumner. Mascots of the Juniors are Martha Hope Basnight, daughter of Mr. and rs. W. H. Basnight of Ahoskie, and " Butch ' Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. Williams of Cofield. Juniors not present the day pictures were taken include: Leon Cowan, Elizabeth Congleton, Sandy Fuller, Lawrence Sumner, L. A. Williamson, Lucille Overton. J he Junior Class, pictured above, entertained the Seniors at a banquet in their honor on March 3, in the Community Building. 22 The 1944 War-Whoop NINTH GRADE Members of the Freshman Class: First row, left to right —Clayton Godwin, Bill Earley, Bernard Harrell, Billy Bryan, Sammy Doughtie, Kyle Johnson, Robert Hughson, Gerald Phelps. Obcd Edwards, Mack Powell, Cola Doughtie. Second row —Betty Jane Askew, Alice Hoggard. Julia Moore, Gladys Alston, Marian Bodiford, Margaret Willoughby. Peggy Mitchell. Annie Bell Thomas. Frances Sumner. Marie Smith, Alice Hyatt, June Harmon, Mary Ann Beale, Connie Liverman, Dorothy Raynor, Carolyn Sumner. Third row —Barbara Powell, William Britton. Ruth Doughtie, Marion Eure. Lona Dean Newbern. Erlene Perry, Madeline Downs, Miriam Downs, Irene Scott, Elton Perry, Roy Far- less, J. P. Dilday, Fred Myers, Albert Kiff, Dorothy Proctor, Marcelle Harrell, Katherine Dukes, Dana Sumner, Frances Sumner, Ruth Bracey, Janie Baggett. Fourth row —Will Vinson, John Alexander, Crawford Willoughby, McCoy Harrell, Billy Willoughby, C. S. Evans, Gus Costis, Jim White. Hugh MacGlaughon, Francis Thorne, Bob Bryan, Joe Bazemore, Bob Vinson. Alfred Taylor. Stanley Congleton. Students not present at the time this picture was taken are: Bobby Davis and Marion Eure. Officers of the Ninth Grade are: President Vice-President Secretary Reporter Teachers of the Ninth Grade are Mi Hollingsworth. Jim White Mary Ann Beale Gus Costis Ruth Doughtie Janie Outland, and Mrs. Harry D. The 1944 War-Whoop 23 EIGHTH GRADE Below is pictured Miss West ' s section of the eighth grade. Reading left to right, first row —Sarah Willi¬ ford, Pauline Thomas. Bernice Minton. Ruth Nichols, Winnie Mae Thomas, Dorothy Whitney, Lottie Matheson. Yvonne Willoughby, Betsy Tunstall. Willanette Willoughby, Jane Moore, Rachel Modlin. Center row —Addie Mae Mizelle. Margaret Robertson, Edmund Waters, Eunice Johnson. Back row —Alfrus Doughtie, Arthur Lee Wiggins, Bobby Wiggins, John Poe, Alvin Newsome. Baldwin Renner. Robert Lee Qodwin, Ronald Sawyer, Eugene Johnson, Sid Taylor, and Henry Odom. Pictured above is Mrs. Rigby’s section of the eighth grade. Left to right, they are: First row —Eula Mae Baker, Florence Brown. Arabella Hayes, Frances Castelloe, Daisy Belle Harrell, Lora Brown. Margaret Downs. Ruth Parker. Peggy Parker, Inez Broglin. Ruth Coggins, and Mrs. Rigby, teacher. Second row —Ed Riddick. Linwood Alexander. Bobby Holloman, Cedric Earley, David Daniels, Edward Brantley, Reginald Freeman. Bobby Dail. Corbett Godwin, Hilton Jones, Harvey Britton, Jack Jordan, and Earnhardt Hughes. 24 The 194 4 War-Whoop A T H L E T I C S FOOTBALL Above is the grid team of AHS which carried the black and gold banner into enemy grounds and established a record for themselves, even against un¬ favorable odds. They are, reading left to right: Donald Earley, right end: Buddy Glenham, halfback: Hugh McGlaughon, tackle: John Locke Mitchell, guard: John Pappas, fullback: Tillery Demp¬ sey, quarterback; L. A. Williamson, Jr., center; Lloyd Newsome, guard; Moody Perry, tackle; Thomas Humphrey, halfback: Jim White, left end. Puddin’ Copeland, first string man. is missing from this lineup. 26 The 1944 War-Whoop BOYS ' BASKETBALL The Ahoskie High basketball squad of ’44. Reading from left to right, first row —Moody Perry, Puddin’ Copeland, Jim White. Morton Raynor, and John Pappas. Second row —John Locke Mitchell, Sam Vinson, Hugh MacGlaughon, Thomas Humphrey, and Gus Costis. The 1944 War-Whoop 27 GIRLS ' BASKETBALL The Ahoskie Injun Maids, who made one of the best records in the section in ‘44 l ttt la nqht. Unt rou’—Jewell Harrell, Elizabeth Ann Watson. Betty Lipaitz, Dorothy Hall, Elizabeth Congleton. .Second rou —Mildred Lowe, Joan Hill. Elsie Jordan. Trover Fuller. Katherine Dukes. Mary Frances Perry, and Miss Oma L.ee Parker, coach bird row —Dana Sumner. Carolyn Sumner, and Helen Karanika . 2H I bt 19 4 4 U jir Whoop 1—Costis, center; Fuller, end. 2—Coach Bonner. 3—Copeland, backfield; Mitchell, guard. 4—Williamson, tackle and center. 5—Pappas, backfield. 6—Perry, tackle. 7— Newsome, guard. 8-9—Pappas, Perry; co-captains. 10—McGlaughon, tackle. The 1944 War-Whoop 29 peal 30 The 1944 War-Whoop F E A T U R E S 32 The 1944 War-Whoop Janitor and Janitress As much a part of Ahoskie School as the building itself is “John Richard " Johnson, and his wife Sally Mae, who tend to the fires and the clean-up departments. Always polite and friendly, and known to everyone on the campus, first grade to seniors, the Johnsons have fin¬ ished eight years of service recently. John Richard ' s son, John Richard, Jr., also works at the school occasionally. John is proud of Ahoskie High School and he is fond of everyone who works and studies here. The 1944 War-Whoop 33 Yearbook Staff Pictured above are the artists who had a hand in turning out this Ahoskie High School Yearbook. First row, left to right —Minnie Tinkhant, Feature Editor; Betty Lipsitz, Assistant Editor; Jesse Pearce, Editor. Second row, left to right —Miss Deborah Brown, Faculty Advisor; Buddy Glenham, Business Manager: and John Pappas, Circulation Manager and Assistant to Photographer. Pow-Wow Staff The group who put out the school publication, the Pow-Wow. during ' 43-44. First row Mildred Lowe, Elsie Jordan, Betty Lipsitz, one of the co-editors, John Pappas, Ronney Hol¬ loman, Dorothy Raynor, and Mary Frances Perry. Second row 1 red Myers, Jim White, Christine Bowen, Blakely Chamblee, Carrington Baker. Sam Vinson. Jesse Pearce, the other co-editor, Daisy Steele, Jane Williams. Minnie Tinkham. and Puddin ' Copeland, business manager. 34 The 1944 War-Whoop Beta Club Members of the Beta Club, by whom an average of 90 or more must be made and maintained. First rout —Ralph Basnight, Mary Frances Perry, Elsie Jordan, Jewell Harrell, Elizabeth Ann Watson, Chris¬ tine Wilson, Nancy Mae Dilday, and Sam Vinson, president. Second row —Moody Perry, Shirley Jones. Mildred Lowe, Trover Fuller. Gertrude Wiggins. Ruby Perry, Minnie Tinkham, and Nannie Wiggins. Third row —Evelyn Eure, John Moore, Jesse Pearce, Ernestine Baker, Daisy Steele. Betty Lipsitz, and Rosa Belle Holloman. Glee Club The Music Makers of Ahoskie High School and their instructor. First row, left to right —Mrs. L. K. Godwin, instructor. Mildred Lowe. Trover Fuller, Loella Ruley, Eliz¬ abeth Ann Watson. Mary Frances Perry, Helen Karanikas, and Jewell Harrell. Second row Nancy Earley, Elsie Jordan, Evelyn Eure. Christine Bowen. Joan Hill, Daisy Steele, and Connie I lVtr TNrd row —June Harmon, Martha Durfey, Ronney Holloman, Jane Williams, Dorothy Raynor, and Marie Smith. 35 The 1944 War-Whoop Board of Trustees Pictured above is the Board of Trustees of Ahoskie High School. Dr. L. K. Walker, seated, center, is chairman, and Dan P. Boyette, seated, right, is secretary. Other mem¬ bers included are Mr. L. C. Dilday, seated, left; and Mr. J. L. Darden and Lowell Powell, standing. Mr. Powell acted as photographer for the Annual. Cast of Senior Play Shown above is the cast of " Am I Intruding " ? senior play given the first semester of the year. Left to right they include —Gertrude Wiggins, as Mrs. Hastings, housekeeper; John Locke Mitchell, as Hoover, the villain; Dorothy Powell, seated, as Jane Harbison: Ronney Holloman, as the petite French maid; John Pappas, friend of Jerry Mays, in disguise as a book-worm secretary; Daisy Steele, the girl in the picture, and Jesse Pearce, as Jerry Mays, who wins her hand in the third act: Miss Janie Outland. director; Buddy Glenham. as Dickie, a Casanova; Shirley Jones, as tongue-tied Dora; Christine Bowen, sister of Daisy Steele and daughter of Moody Perry, as Mr. Vare, standing behind the sofa; and Donald Earley, as Peter, who finally wins the hand of Christine. 36 The 1944 War-Whoop French Club Shown here is the First and Second Year French Clubs, with their teacher, Mrs. Maude Newsome. First row —Mrs. Newsome, teacher, Sylvia Flarrell, Elsie Jordan. Elizabeth Ann Watson. Nancy Dilday, and Christine Wilson. Second row —Mary Frances Perry. Shirley Jones, Ronney Holloman, Daisy Steele, Nannie Wiggins, and Nancy Earley. Third row —Sam Vinson, Puddin Copeland, Carrington Baker, Thomas Humphrey, and Jesse Pearce, presi¬ dent of the Second Year Class. Leon Cowan. President of the First Year Class, and Abner Askew of Second Year, were missing from this picture. Music Club The 1944 War-Whoop 37 4-H Club Above is the 4-H Club of 1944. This was taken on the front lawn of the School in front of the Bas- night Memorial. Mr. J. W. Ballantine is director of the boys’ 4-H and Miss Lydia Deyton leads the girls. 38 I he 1 44 War-Whoop BAND Above m full regalia is the Ahoskie High School Band mads up of: 1 . 7 — f am; 1: la :e 77 ar Lipsitz ' o Bobo- Mitchell darice: The—as Leary clarinet Calvin Parker, sax Bill Brvan. trumpet Puddin Copeland trumpet L. A. UAAinmson trumpet Francis Thome trumre: and Martha Durtev. Drum Majorette Second re--Cedric Earlev clarinet Hewitt Travis, clarinet Clayton Godwin rlar.net fensen H ci An;-. Ewns t ft; n P.enner trumpet Bcfcfc 3man baritone Albert Kid- trumpet and Rov Holloman trumpet. Th ltd rote-—J. J. Beak. Jr.. Bass: tins Costis. clarinet: Hucn Ma: olaughon. clar.net Crawford UTloaghbv dar.net Samm Dough::-: snare drummer Bobbv Greene snare drummer John Lock-. Mitchell. bass drum and Moodv Perrv bells. The . --- Wnr-U -.-cr 39 4- f, A Well-Known WOLF. " c °Uld fi D ®eet 40 I he 1944 War-Whoop ALMA MATER " Of all the schools in Carolina, Ahoskie High ' s the best, It never shirks from any duty, Best in every test. Listen to our declaration From Ahoskie High, To our school in Carolina, Faithful till we die. " From the plains of Carolina, We come good and true, Best of all the country over, Best in all we do. Help us in our preparation To be loyal to Hail to thee, our Alma Mater, Ahoskie, here ' s to you.” 42 The 1944 War-Whoop JUNIOR-SENIOR BANQUET EVENT OF EVENTS On Friday night, March 3, the Junior Class of Ahoskie High entertained the Seniors at a banquet in the town community building. Speeches were given by Nancy Dilday, president of the Junior Class; Toast to Seniors, Blakely Chamblee: Re¬ sponse, Jesse Pearce; Toast to Faculty, Ralph Basnight; Re¬ sponse, Mr. Beale; Toast to Grademothers, L. A. Williamson; Response, Mrs. Perry; Toast to Mascots. Leon Cowan; After- dinner speech, by Pudding Copeland. Elsie Jordan gave a novelty talk and little Miss Pat Greene entertained with a tap dance. Misses Jane Williams and Martha “Hibble” Durfey rendered two solos each: " When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,’’ " Mother Machree,’’ " My Wild Irish Rose,” " Would That I Were The Sweet Apple Blossom.” On the left-hand page are snapshots of the banquet in full swing. At 10 o’clock the banquet broke up and the dancing began. This continued until 1 2 o’clock when the entire group retired to their respective homes. The 1944 War-Whoop 43 Congratulations, Good Luck, Seniors of ’44 Seniors of ’44 T T Vinson Forsyth Tayloe Evans DISTRIBUTORS “DEPENDABLE” OF ESSO PRODUCTS ▼ Phone 31-J Ahoskie, North Carolina Main Street, Ahoskie, N. C. T TRY The FASHION QHOE Compliments AHOSKIE, N. C. OTORE of for A FRIEND BETTER SHOES for ▼ MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN 44 The 1944 War-Whoop Compliments of THE EARLEY COMPANY At the Checkerboard Corner Ahoskie, North Carolina YOUR FRIENDLY FEED AND SEED DEALER ASGROW SEEDS BABY CHICKS “Come to see us; we’ll have n fire when it’s cold—ice water when it’s hot.” F. CLAXTON EARLEY DONALD EARLEY —For Security —For Satisfaction —For Happiness INSURE WITH US Without Security, Satisfaction and Happiness, all progress is futile. And without Financial Protection these are impossible. INSURE with Us and Get the Best We represent only the best OLD LINE, LEGAL RESERVE, stock companies. Fair prac¬ tices and good service to our policyholders along with our STRONG STOCK COMPANIES has helped build our agency to its present high standing. WE WRITE INSURANCE OF ALL KINDS See or Call Vs for Your Insurance Needs THE DAN BOYETTE AGENCY Ahoskie, North Carolina PHONE 75 BE SAFER WITH HIGHEST QUALITY INSURANCE The 1944 War-Whoop 45 Congratulations Sinclair ' s Service to WASHING AND GREASING POLISHING AND WAXING The Seniors of 1944 TIRE SERVICE FIRESTONE TIRES AND TUBES ▼ W ishes Luck to Seniors of 1944 T McPherson Bros. Alioskie, N. C. JAMES HILL, Prop. Phone 93-W Ahoskie, N. C. Compliments of Compliments of Payne-Ross Oil Co. Garrett Hotel RETAIL HIGH-GRADE PETROLEUM PRODUCTS to Tel. 59-W Seniors of ' 44 308 E. Main Street Ahoskie, N. C. T to AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA Seniors of ' 44 46 The 1944 War-Whoop Ahoskie Dept. Store AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA Congratulations and Lots of Luck HOME of M iss Swank Slips Gotham Gold Stripe Hosiery Cosmetics hy Antoine Gossard Foundations Carole King Dresses Jantzen Sweaters McKettriek Classics Griffon Suits Interwoven Sox Manhattan Shirts Arrow Shirts Beau Brummel Ties Nunn Bush Shoes Mall ory Hats AHOSKIE DEPARTMENT STORE SHOPPING CENTER - OF- ROANOKE-CHOWAN SECTION The 1944 War-Whoop 47 USE H E RS H E Y ' S Fine Granulated SUGAR Sales Agents Brittingham Brokerage Company MERCHANDISE BROKERS Norfolk, Virginia Best Wishes of A Friend 48 The 1944 War-Whoop Good Luck , Senior Class of 1944 WHITE ' S STORES, INC. “WHERE YOU ALWAYS GET THE MOST FOR YOUR MONEY” Main Street Ahoskie, North Carolina Bon Voyage , Class of ’44 SESSOMS BROTHERS DODGE AND PLYMOUTH Sales and Service AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA The 1944 War-Whoop 49 Best of Luck, Seniors of , 44 C. G. MADDREY Congratulations, Class of 1944 COPELAND DRUG CO. Where Everybody Feels at Home CARA NOME COSMETICS Prescriptions Carefully Compounded Phone 42 Main Street Ahoskie, North Carolina 50 The 1944 War-Whoop Congratulations. Class of ' tt MANHATTAN CAFE • BEST COFFEE IN TOWN " Main Street Ahoskie. North Carolina TODAY ' S STUDENTS — TOMORROW ' S LEADER- WALKER-HOLLOMAN DRUG CO. " tF here Every body fleets Sooner or Later " REGISTERED PHARMACISTS DREGS . . . COSMETICS . . . FOUNTAIN SERVICE Main Street Ahoskie. North Carolina J " re 19Si ’a ' iIT -Whcac 51 Best of Luck Barnes-Sawyer Grocery Company, Inc. WHOLESALE Heavy and Fancy Groceries WE SELL TO DEALERS ONLY Ahoskie, North Carolina 52 The 1944 War-Whno n Buy Mutual FIRE AUTOMOBILE LIFE ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE L. K. POWELL AGENCY Phone 240 Alioskie, N. C. SAVE WITH SAFETY — DIVIDENDS 15 TO 40% The 1944 War-Whoop 53 Compliments S. B. " ARCHIE " ARCHBELL Best W ishes to the Graduates of Ahoskie High School RICE ' S FASHION CORNER Where Freemason Crosses Granby NORFOLK. VIRGINIA 54 The 194 4 War-Whoop Compliments of Bon } oyage . . . Senior Class of ' ’44 Brittonette Beauty Parlor y • N. S. Godwin To Seniors of ’44 Son • WHOLESALE FEEDS AND GROCERIES MAIN STREET AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA Alioskie, North Carolina Best W ishes To Senior Class of ’ 44 D. L. Myers Company JEWELERS y Jewelry, Cut Glass, Silverware, Etc. Jesse ' s Restaurant A Jesse Tillery, Prop. REPAIRING A SPECIALTY MAIN STREET T AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA Alioskie, North Carolina 55 The 1944 War-Whoop Compliments to THE CLASS OF 1944 W. H. Basnight Company EASTERN CAROLINA’S LARGEST WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS Ahoskie, North Carolina 56 The 1944 War-Whoop Best W ishes Good Luck . . . Seniors of ’44 To the Graduating Class of 1944 • • Snyder ' s Hayes Curtis NEWEST SPRING STYLES OF LADIES’ AND MEN’S READY-TO-WEAR Main Street AT POPULAR PRICES Ahoskie, North Carolina Main Street Ahoskie, N. C. Best of Luck Compliments To Seniors of ’44 °f T C. C. Waddill Co., Inc. L. M. Baum, Vice-President N. S. Godwin • Storage MERCHANDISE BROKERS FEEDS . . . FUEL • FERTILIZER 500 R. R. Street Ahoskie, N. C. Norfolk, Virginia The 1944 War- ' Whoop 57 PRINTING DUPLICATING SUPPLIES — SECTIONAL BOOK CASES — FILING CABINETS AND SUPPLIES EASTERN OFFICE EQUIPMENT COMPANY A. R. BOWEN, Mgr. PRINTING . . . OFFICE SUPPLIES “ Product, Price, Service, Satisfaction " Mitchell Street Ahoskie, North Carolina OFFICE FURNITURE—BLANK BOOKS—PLAIN PAPERS — CUPS — TOWELS PRINTING ABOVE SPACE CLEANED BY PARAMOUNT CLEANERS Promptness and Satisfaction PHONE 7 “DICK” “HARRY” 58 The 1944 War-Whoop GARRETT ' S, I nc. EASTERN CAROLINA’S FINEST FURNITURE STORE Funeral Directors Stores in AHOSKIE . . . WINDSOR . . . FRANKLIN, VA. The 1944 War-Whoop 59 • Compliments John White Offers • Congratulations to Senior Class of 1944 Modernistic Beauty Shop • AHOSKIE MEDICINES Compliments of COSMETICS AND SUNDRIES SODAS AND TOBACCO Indian Spring Farm PICTURES FRAMED Dairy R. C. HOLLOMAN Owner 9 • H. A. Sessoms GRADE A MILK Ahoskie, North Carolina • 60 The 1944 War-Whoop BEST WISHES TO SENIORS OF ’44 Compliments of JIMMIE ' S PLACE Best of Luck ... To Senior Class of 1944 GATLING PIERCE PRINTING “If It ' s Worth Printing, It’s Worth Printing Well” AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA The 1944 War-Whoop 61 Compliments and Best of Luck to the Senior Class of 1944 Lawrence, Harris Beaman LUMBER CO. C. C. ROAD AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA 62 The 1944 War-Whoop Good Luck . . . Seniors of 1944 D. P. PAUL COMPANY JEWELERS ESTABLISHED 1847 231-235 GRANBY STREET NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Congratulations M-SYSTEM MAIN STREET AHOSKIE, N. C. The 1944 War-Whoop 63 Ahoskie Motor Company, Inc. AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA FORD Sales Service J. V. Holloman, Mgr. FIFTEEN YEARS DEPENDABLE FORD SERVICE Phone 69 64 The 194 4 War-Whoop Compliments of MYRTLE ' S BEAUTY SHOP MAIN STREET AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA AUTOGRAPHS The 1944 War-Whoop 65 . autographs „ 66 The 1944 War-Whnnn The 1944 War-Whoop AUTOGRAPHS AUTOGRAPHS . 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