This is the story of a year. It is a special story . . . one that will live long in the memories of four hundred and seventy-five students who compose the student body of Aiken High School.
In every school year there are certain events which stand out strong in the minds of the students. Some events hold only a passing fancy, here today and gone tomorrow, some will have a more permanent impression, never to be forgotten. The activities of the school year vary as the seasons change, for early fall brings registration and its accompanying confusion, the renewing of old friendships, the thud of bodies on the gridiron as the Hornets prepare for the “pig skin’’ parade . . . the renewing of our serious pursuit of obtaining an education in the classroom, library and laboratory.
The fall of 1949 was a busy one for the average Aiken High student. The state Student Council convention which was held in the local school was a great success. The three-dav affair proved highly instructive as well as enjoyable. To round out a full program of activities were the usual pep meetings, football games, dances, class plays, assembly programs, band concerts, etc. These are only a few of the events which we shall associate with autumn 1949. Old man winter brought many events worth remembering . . . the football banquet, holidays, preceded by a mad fury of getting term papers finished, wrapping presents, fixing bulletin boards, and practicing for the Christmas cantata. We shall also remember basketball games, working on Hi-Times, The Hornet and The Pine Needles and Exam Week — when lights burned late . . . good times were a mere memory . . . for one week Aiken students really studied. Politics gained momentum as many of the year’s honors were determined during the winter months.
4The warm days of March brought with them many events associated with spring, golf, tennis, May Day, baseball, and again school politics —with the tense atmosphere of the polls on election day, concerts, debating, expression, field trip s, tournaments, press conventions, and finally graduation with its unforgettable features.
These w e r e the outstanding events of an eventful year at Aiken High. Through the medium of photography and words we have tried to catch these various phases of the school year as they unfolded and so to preserve for the reader a true record of the 1949-50 school session.
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p aTypical scene in liUrary . . . Some studying, some day dreaming, and others casting wishful eyes at the clockHark, The Herald Angels Sing” The Cotton Festival . . .We like the floatsMixing work w
Stately magnolias cast their shadows over a lovely campusJune . . . The last round-up . . . Blue line forms in front of auditoriumDEDICATION
To Miss Elizabeth Teague, who for forty-nine years has served as teacher and librarian, and who during that time has proved invaluable to Aiken High School, and endeared herself to every student by her rich sympathies, her deep understanding, and her amiable nature, we, the senior class of 1950, dedicate Tiie Hornet with abiding esteem and affection.13TRUSTEES
MR. P. F. HENDERSON, Chairman; MR. J. R. McTEER, Secretary; DR. L. D. BOONE, MR. H. E. HOLLEY. MR. C. H. MARVIN, JR.
Top: MISS LeCLAIR ANDERSON, MISS HETTY BAGWELL, MISS SARAH BOYCE, MR. D. EUGENE CLEMONS.
Second: MR. CARROLL COURTNEY, MISS JOSEPHINE CROUCH, MR. J. B. EUBANKS, MISS MARY GANDY.
Third: MISS NORMA GUNTER, MR. A. H. HAWKINS, MISS MIRIAM McDONALD, MISS FLORA BELL McLEOD.FACULTY
Top: MISS EMMA RISER NANCE, MR. BURNEST NEEL, MISS MARTHA NEWTON, MRS. A. J. RUTLAND.
Second: MR. WILLIAM T. SLAUGHTER, MISS SARA SMITH, Secretary; MISS ELIZABETH TEAGUE, MR. CARROLL WATSON.
Third: MISS MAUDE WOODWARD, Lunchroom Manager; MISS THERESA WOODWARD.
16ANN CLECKLEY JESSE MOYER
VIRGINIA HEAD RALPH GREGORY
18CLASS OF ’50
WILTON ALLAN ARTHUR
“Billy” blushes, red on the head, athletic President of the T I Club; Football '46-’49; Baseball ’46-’50; President of Golf Club; Block "A" Club Member.
WILLIAM DANTZLER BARTON
“Billy” loud, musical, good natured Student Band Director; Football ’47; Track '47; Band '45-’50; President of Teen Canteen Board.
BETTY JO CLARK
married, smart, pretty brown eyes Honors in Graniteville.
personality plus, peppy, quick tempered Senior Class President; Cheerleader; Basketball ’47-’50, Co-Captain ’48-’50; Vice-President of Junior Class.
“Sandy” actor, handsome, loves to argue Vice-President of Senior Council ’48-’49; Council Member ’49-’50; Football ’49-’50; Debating ’47-’50; Editor of Literary Magazine.
RICHARD WYMAN COOK “Dick" good looking, good physique, ladies' man
President of Pep Club; Vice-President of Block "A” Club ’48-’49; Co-Captain of Football Team ’49; Basketball ’46-’49; Baseball.)ut. i juX ouJt
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.studious, lipstick hater, missionary National Honor Society; Senior Superlative; Expression Contest ’-17; Council Member ’48-'49; Junior Play.
SUSAN HOYTENSE FORREST
pretty eyes, witty, musical Editor of The Hornet; Assistant Editor of Hi-Times; Secretary of Senior Council ’46-'47; Senior Superlative; I). A. R. Award Winner.
JOHN MARK FULMER
“Slew” athletic, fanfoot, popular Football ’44-’49, Captain ’48; Basketball '46-’50, Captain ’48; Track '48-'50; Most Valuable Player ’50.
PEGGY ERNESTINE GREENE
"Baccy" smart, good writer, attractive Feature Editor of Ili-Times; National Honor Society; Quill and Scroll; Block “A” Club Member; Cheerleader '47-'48.
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RALPH NELSON GREGORY
acJipJehi school politics, easy going, well liked iu- '3 -jrTn sjdyit of Student Council; Vice-President of . c. Qfrffficil ’47-’48; Hi-Times Staff ’49-’50; Thf. 2 fa Hohnet Staff; Basketball ’49-’50.
ifa 'A ' prcjhiy ood lookin’ clothes, domestic
y Atfifcil Member ’47-’48; May Day Attendant , 47; Homeroom President ’48-’49; Homeroom «xxA',ice-Presi lent ’47-’48; Junior Play.
LOU ELLA GUNTER
friendly, cute, scholarly Council Member ’48-’49; National Honor Society; 4-H Club Secretary.
ANNIE BLONDELL HALL
talkative, short, likable J. fl. A. Member.CLASS OF ’50
(Iuiet, handsome, athletic President of Homeroom 45- 46; President of T and I Club; Co-Captain of Football Team ‘49.
JANET PICKENS HOLLEY
“Jane” loquacious, witty, attractive Miss-Hi-Miss ’49-’50; Cheerleader ’49-’50; lli-Times Staff "49-’50; Hornet Staff 48-’49; Student Council ’49-’50.
MARY AGNES HEYWARD
“Aggie” blushes, good voice, likable Glee Club ’50; Literary Magazine Staff ’50; Honors in Sumter.
ELEANOR VIRGINIA HEAD
“Country” dependable, good swimmer, popular
Secretary of Senior Class 50; Treasurer of Honor Society ’49-’50; Manager of Girls’ Basketball Team ’49-’50; Majorette A. II. S. and County M .1 rchmg Bands 49- 50.
BARBARA ANNE HENDRY
vim, vigor, and vitality Secretary of Homeroom 46-’47; Basketball 47-’50; Cheerleader ’47-’48; Block “A” Club; Majorette ’49.
FRANCES VIRGINIA HOWARD
“Tut” athletic, photogenic, sweet Basketball ’46-’50; Business Manager of i-Times '49-’50; Senior Superlative; Block “A" Club; Homeroom “Veep”.
dignified, business like, quiet Junior Class Play; Vlay Day Attendant.
JAMES IRVIN JONES
bashful, motor bike, quick tempered
CARL LEE KEITH
flashlight boy, dark, nice looking Future Farmers of America.
cute, short, sweet Hi-Times Staff ’49-’50; Hornet Staff ’49-’50; Glee Club ’49-’50; Junior Play ’48-’49; Council Member '48-’49.
“Bucky” hates school, loves golf, pro
MARY ELLEN McCRAVY
distinguished walk, likable, tall Glee Club ’46-’49; Expression ’48.
studious, blonde, good speaker Business Girls’ Club; Expression Contest ’48-’49; Staff of Pine Needles.
WILLIAM MARION JACKSON
“Billy” tall, basketball star, silent type Basketball ’48-’50.CLASS OF ’50
MARY ALICE MORRIS
"Shorts” darlin gal, little, smart Secretary and Treasurer of Junior Class; Secretary of National Honor Society; Student Council Member; Basketball ’46-’50; Secretary of Art Club.
bangs, petite, pretty complexion Secretary of J. H. A. ’49-'50.
HUBERT OSTEEN PLATT
“Whistle” big ears, nutz, smart President National Honor Society; Band ’45-’50; Basketball ’49- .50; President Junior Council.
very blonde, reserved, slim Secretary and Treasurer of Homeroom; President of Handicraft Club.
' ’jESSE MOYER
IN, drawl, studious, tall .Student Council; “Veep” of Senior Class; Secre-
l -tars- of Homeroom; Senior Superlative; Junior
JAMES DONALD PRICE
basketball fiend, well dressed, laughs a lot Secretary and Treasurer of Photography Club; Basketball '49-'50; Block “A" Club; F. F. A. Club.
PRICEJULIAN GLENN PROTHRO
"Julie” short, cute figure, good dancer 19- 50 Editor of Ili-Times; Quill and Scroll; President of Radio Club; National Honor Society; Sponsor for Junior Class.
BOBBY LAFLOY REECE
Caruso of Aiken High, jolly, fisherman President of Camera Club; Honors in Anderson.
JACQUELYN ANN RICKS
“Jackie” honors galore, “gossipy actress”, pretty clothes Exchange Editor of Hi-Times; National Honor Society; Basketball ’48-’50; Student Council Member; Block “A” Club.
JANE KING RUTLAND
moody, attractive, J. iM.pisli Football Queen; Cheerleader; Class President 48; Secretary of Student Council ’47-’48; Secretary of Block “A” Club; National Honor Society.
PHYLLIS COURTNEY SANDERSON
“Fii.is” dramatic, poised, witty Expression Winner 48-'49; Junior Play; Senior Play; iloHNET Staff; Basketball '47.
GEORGE SANKO “Sinko-Sanko-Sunko” witty, good basketball player
Basketball '47-’50; Baseball ’49-’50; Council ’48; Member of Block "A” Club.
PATRICIA ANN SEIGLER
“Patty” quiet, shy, sweet personality Basketball 46-’47, 48-’49; Senior Dramatic
pretty hair, good cook, “Top”
24CLASS OF ’50
CHARLES ELLIOTT STEADMAN
“Steixiott” good football player, Dreher-y boy, cooperative Vice-President of Student Council; Business Manager of The Hornet; Football ’46-’50; Baseball ’46-’50; King Teen.
JOSEPH CARROLL TAVELLE
"Buuba” cat, loud clothes, good looking Homeroom President 48-’49; Football ’45-’50; Basketball -48-’5().
considerate, likable, thoughtful Secretary-Treasurer of Homeroo m '48-'49; Council Member '46; President of Homeroom ’48-’49.
ambitious, cheerftd, agreeable President of Business Cirls’ Club ’49-’50.
CLARENCE TRUMAN SUMMER
whiz at golf, energetic, flirt Golf Team '48-'49.
demure, i uiet, cute freckles Council Member; Homeroom President; President of Handicraft Club; Vice-President of Handicraft Club ’49-’50.CLASS OF ’50
JULIA ANNE MARSCHALK WATKINS
“Julie” married, photogenic, glamorous Junior Play; Expression Contest; Glee Club; Graduated from Summer School August, 1949.
CLAIRE JEAN WENZEL very quiet, cute figure, sweet Social Club.
"Tramp” loves football, Jean, and all kinds of food
Football '45-’49; Track ’45-’49; Hi-Times Sports Editor ’48-’49; President of Homeroom ’47-’48; Block “A” Clid).
JEAN CAROLYN WOODWARD
very artistic, athletic, good cook Basketball ’45-’50; Hi-Times Staff ’48-’49; Vice-President of National Honor Society; Council Member '47-’49.
EDWARD ZORN "Ed” tall, dark, and handsome Band '43-'50; President of Band '49-’50; Football 47; Basketball ’47; Marching Band '47-’49; Block “A” Club.
"If winter comes, can spring he far behind?”
The class of 1950 found this to he true for it seemed that only a day had passed between December and May.
As the chill, crisp winter days melted slowly into the warm, balmy hours of spring, graduation day came nearer and nearer until it is here at last. A day of long-awaited glory is this and yet the burning memories of the past twelve years still remain fresh and alive in the minds of the fifty-two graduates of Aiken High.
1950, the turn of the century . . . How quickly time Hies! It was in 1938 that this group of well-scrubbed youngsters entered the first grade. Led by Miss Jennie, who had taught thirty-odd classes before them, the boys and girls graduated from “Jack and Nell” to “Number Stories". Yes, two and two finally made four.
Mrs. Coleman saw to it that grammar school was not all work and no play. The great productions presented on the small, dimly lighted stage have l een excelled by few professional plays (we thought). To the familiar strains of “Come to the Church in the Wildwood”, we learned our rcadin’ ’ritin and rithmetic.
Then, 1941—we heard that Roosevelt had declared war on Japan, then Germany, and finally Italy. "The Little Brown Church” soon changed to “God Bless America” and “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”. We collected scrap, gave reports, knitted, and prayed each day at twelve—that silent talk lre-tween us and God seemed to help our spirits.
1944 brought D-Day and high school. These strange new walls seemed to bring a new protection to the seventh graders. Entirely new was this large, rambling structure. Here, for the first time, we were assigned lockers, had dances, changed classes, and were actually allowed to eat outside the “cellar”. This was a “Heaven on Earth” if there ever was one.
The next year Roosevelt died, but though sadness engulfed the world, the sad earth rejoiced with the coming of V-E Day and finally V-J Day. We felt that our prayers had been answered.
Sophomores were we! No more were we looked down upon as children. We were well on our way to becoming real high school students.
Freshmen again, but this time it was the ninth grade that beckoned us. Elections, basketball, football, and other activities held our interest with a keener concern. We even decided that school wasn’t quite so bad after all.
Our sophomore year was also our first junior year; for the twelfth grade was being added and we had to lx juniors for two years. This was the year in which the brilliant stage success “Here Comes Charlie” was given. This year, 1947, also brought Mr. Parker’s resignation and Mr. Willis’ coming. The canteen opened, and the mental contests were reintroduced. The handbook was also published for the first time.
Officially, now, we were juniors. What an ecstatic feeling! Only one more year—but what about this one?
“Sunbonnet Jane” was the play; a success? Naturally. Junior-Senior, with its delightful Nlardi Gras theme, fills our memory with its gay colors—the sparkling music of the orchestra, the whirling feet of the dancers quickens the tempo of one’s pulse and makes the heart beat a little faster. Like a fountain it was—bubbling and full of life, our dance and banquet.
The rings—they were ordered with the promise that they would be here for sure when the name of seniors was bestowed upon us.
At last—1950. The end of the first half of the century and the beginning of a new era in the lives of Aiken High’s graduates. Here we stand on the threshold of life, awaiting the things it will give to us—its joys, its sorrows, its successes, its failures.
The ’49-’50 year has been successful in more ways than one. The football season proved to lx highk successful; Hi-Times has improved; the interest shown in mental contests, dramatics, debating has been encouraging; the school now boasts a literary magazine, and a band completely uniformed. Progress has been the aim of Aiken High and we have reached our goal—now on to greater heights.
The events of the year started when the rings arrived, those tiny gold bands, symbolic of the learning which we endeavored to obtain arc now worn as proudly as any medal. The play of the year, “Lavender and Old Lace” marked an end to the careers of the seniors on the Aiken High stage. Elections, concerts, and sports served in making this one of the most memorable years ever.
It is not without sadness that we prepare for this— our graduation. The caps and gowns arc more familiar to us and the auditorium aisle seems to grow longer with each practice. The day is almost here! Class day! Commencement Sermon! Graduation!
We meet this day, mindful of the challenge which lies before us, but never forgetting the memories which made this one of the most enjoyable periods of our life.
“For the structure that we raise, Time is with materials filled; Our todays and yesterdays Are the block with which we build.”
27We are the dancing girls . . . Anybody looking? . . . Sitting pretty . . . Old faithfuls . . . The of gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be . . . Asleep in the deep . . . Sleepy time gal . . . Man who’s the leader of the band . . . fust westing . . . Playtime . . . Sittin by the window . . . We're just birds in a guilded cage . . . The pleasure is all mine . . . Queenie! Queenie!
28MOODY, RODGERS, ANSLEY
JO HELEN ANSLEY
Secretary-TreasurerCLASS OF ’51
Top Row: JO HELEN ANSLEY, BOBBY ASHLEY. DORIS BAKER, ELEANOR BARTON. ETIIEL BLACKMAN.
Second Row: MARY BREELAND. WILLIAM BROUGHTON. DANIEL “BUSTER" BROWNING, CAROL BUSBEE, MARGARET BUTLER.
Third Row: RAYFORD CARSWELL, ANNIE LAURIE CATO, HAROLD CHAPMAN.CLASS OF ’51
Top Row: NORMAN CULLUM. BOBBY GALLOWAY. MARJORIE GOODWIN.
EDMUND EUBANKS, FLORENCE
Second Row: ANITA HALLMAN. VIRGINIA HUDSON, PATRICIA JENNINGS. JACQUELYN JOHANNSEN, WILLIAM JOHNSON.
Third Row: HENRY LOWE, PHILIP MOODY. JOSEPHINE MOORE.CLASS OF ’51
Top Row: BETTY JEAN MOSELEY. ELIZABETH MOSELEY, KATRINA MOSELEY. DONALD MUNDY, CAROLYN McELMURRAY.
Second Row: EUGENE NEILSON, HUNTER NEW, PEGGY PARKER. PHYLLIS PASSINK, FAYE PENNINGTON.
Third Row: PATRICIA PERMENTER. J. G. QUATTLEBAUM, NORMA DEAN REED.
32CLASS OF ’51
Top Row: EVELYN ROGERS, FARRELL RODGERS, LINDSEY SCOTT, PEGGIE SMITH CHARLES STANLEY.
Second Row: BETTY TOOLE, SARA TOOLE, BETTY WALKER, WILLIAM WENZEL, MARY FRANCES WILLING.
Third Row: VIRGINIA WILLIS, ANN WOOD, HARRY WOODWARD.CLASS OF ’52
First Row: BETTY JEAN ATKINSON, DEWEY EVERETT BAKER, JUNE CAROLYN BAY Nil AM, BETTY BECK. ELOISE BECK.
Second Row: HELEN BOYD, MARJORIE ELIZABETH BROUGHTON, ANN CAROLYN BROWN, MARSHALL CAIN, WILLIAM EDW ARD ( I RK.
Third Row: GEORGE COOK, MAGGIE LEE COOK, CAROLYN CORLEY, HOWARD ELLIS, JUDITH ELIN ELLISON.
Fourth Row: JERRE DISQUE FREEMAN, ROBERT FULMER. PEGGY SUE GARVIN, LESLIE EUGENE GEOtfGE, WILLIAM HENRY GEORGE.
r rh • a, . RICHARD CORDON, FRANCES VIRGINIA GREENE, WILLIAM GREGORY, BARBARA OLENE c :• R, RUTH GUNTER.
34CLASS OF ’52
First How: WILLIAM TYLER HAIR. JOE HALFORD, MARILYN HARTLEY, SHERRY JUNE HARTLEY, BETTY JEAN HAWKINS.
Second How: CARROLL HEATH, LEWIS GEORGE HEATH, HAL HILL HENDERSON, RUDOLPH HIERS, MATILEE HOWARD.
vn I ERIN I ; Y'' K K )H-'r NIA tU N 1,UGHES JULIA CLAIRE JOHNSON, JAMES ALLEN KEY,
LUCELE MAJOR. LUCILLE GUNTER MELLETTE, DONNELL MOSELEY.
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Fifth How: TOM TRUMAN MOSELEY, RALPH NORMAN. FAYE DEAN OSBON.
EARNEST MULLER, DAVID NEILSON, JANE II v
OOCLASS OF ’52
First Row: ROBERT CLARENCE PATRICK. LOUISE PIPER, VELMA POSEY. PAULINE RANKIN, SHIRLEY RIFKIN.
Second Row: BETTY NELL SADLER, FRANCES CAROLINE SANDERSON, IRENE CHRISTINE SANKO, BETTY EVA SCOTT, HORACE SCHOLAR.
Third Row: EVA SMALLEY, SIDNEY EDWARD STANLEY, CRACIE MAE STONE, CLYDE SUMMER, CHARLOTTE SWANNER.
Fourth Row: DANIEL LEONARD TEMPLES, DONALD BLAIN WENZEL, SYLVIA WILLIAMS. WILBUR WILLING, FRANK WILLIS.
F fth Row: CHARLOTTE WOODWARD, JOHN WOODWARD. SHIRLEY MAE WOODWARD, LEONARD YAUN. BARBARA ANN YOUNG.
36CLASS OF ’53
Top How: VIRGINIA ABNEY, ELLA ARTHUR, ELIZABETH ARTHUR, ELIZABETH ANDERSON, SARAH BAREFOOT, BOBBY JEAN BLACKMAN
Second Row: CAROLYN BOYD. BETTY SUE BRADLEY. RONALD CAMPBELL, NANCY CARTER, CARL
CARVER, BARBARA CHAPMAN
Third Row: SIDNEY CLARK, NINA COOPER, CONSTANCE CONVERSE. CLAIRE COURTNEY. LOLLICE COURTNEY, PHILIP COURTNEY.
Fourth Row: POLLY MAE CREED, ELEANOR CULLUM, FRANCIS CUMBEE, ROBERT DUNCAN, BARBARA DRIVER. J. L. EIDSON.
Fifth Row: HUGH FORREST, SHIRLEY FRANKLIN, VIRGINIA FREDRICKSON, DONNIE FULMER, ELEANOR FULMER. GRACE GANTT. ' .CLASS OF ’53
Top Row: SYLVIA GEORGE, TOMMY GRIFFEN, BOBBY GUNNELS, LOUISE MEATH, PHILIP HEATH, JULIA HENDERSON.
Second Row: EVELYN HERRIN, BURTS HERRON, DOROTHY HERRON, MARY HOLSENBACK, CAREY JAY, TILLMAN JOHNSON.
Third Row: WILLIAM JOHNSON, CLEO KEY, ANNE KIPPENBROCK, EUGENE LEOPARD, GEORGE LINDELL, CLARENCE LOWE.
Fourth Row: MELVIN LOWE, ALMA LYBRAND. BUDDY LYONS, EDWARD MARSCHALK, EDWARD METTS, MARY ANNE MOORE.
Fifth Row: WILLIAM MORRIS, RUDOLPH MOSELEY, SYLVIA McELMURRAY, OWEN OSBON, SAMUEL OUTZ. ROBERT QUATTLEBAUM.
38CLASS OF ’53
Top Row: RONNIE QUATTLEBAUM, JIMMY RAFFIELD, HYLAND RANDALL. MARY RANDALL, LESTER RICHARDSON. GEORGE ROE.
Second Row: GLORIA RUMBLY, JERRY RUTLAND, SHIRLEY SADLER, BETTY SCOTT, GARY SEIGLER, LORI XL SEIGLER.
Third Row: LOUISE SEIGLER, MARTHA SEIGLER. MARY SEIGLER, HEYWARD SHEALY, WILLIAM SHEPPARD GAIL SLOAN
Fourth Row: PATSY SMALLEY, RALPH SMITH, HOWELL STIEFEL, SYLVIA STOKES, J. C. STRIXGFIELD. LORIE THOMPSON.
Fifth Row: PATSY TOOLE, BETH TYLER, JOYCE WHITTLE, HELEN WIDENER, LADDIE WILI I AMS, CAROLYN WOODWARD.
Sixth Row: SHIRLEY WOODWARD, CARL YOUNG, MILDRED WIDENER.
39CLASS OF ’54
Top Row: NANCY APPEL, CLIFFORD BARTON, BOYCE BELL, JULIAN BELL. JULIAN BOYD, NINA BROUGHTON, CECIL BROWN.
Second Row: CHARLES BUFFETT, WALTER BURCKHALTER, EDMUND CORTEZ, WRAY DAVIS, RAY DERRICK, MARION EUBANKS, JAMES FULMER.
Third Row: J. L. FULMER, ARNOLD GARVIN, JOHANNA GIBBS, TED GOMILLION, BARBARA GOSS, JOYCE GREGORY, PATSY GREGORY.
Fourth Row: ELIZABETH GRICE, ROSE GUNTER, JAMES HALL, SHIRLEY HANCOCK, MARTIN HEATH, MARGY HERRON, BILLY HOLLEY.
Fifth Row: PEGGY HOLLEY, LETHA HORNE, SHIRLEY HUTTO, BABS JOHNSON, PEGGY JONES, JOE JOWERS, RICHARD LINDELL.
Sixth Row: MARY LYBRAND, PEGGY MOSELEY, SHIRLEY MOSELEY, BARBARA MUNDY, FLOYD NORMAN. BOBBY OSBON, RUTH OWENS.CLASS OF ’54
Top Row: PATRICIA PACE, VERNON PARKER, RAY PARRISH, BETTY PROSSER. JAMES QUATTLEBAUM, BARBARA RABORN, SHELTON RANDALL.
Second Row: MARION RANKIN, GERTRUDE READY, DANNY REDD. JAMES RHODEN. CHRISTINE RICHARDSON, EUNICE RICHARDSON, HERBERT RICHARDSON.
Third Row: DONALD ROLLINS, WILEY ROLLINS, THELMA SADLER. MARY ELIZABETH SCOTT, SADIE SEIGLER, LESLIE SMITH, BRUCE SNIPES.
Fourth Row: MILDRED SNIPES. OLIVIA SNIPES. MARY ANN SPRAWLS, CLAIRE STEED, RICHARD STOKES MILDRED SUMMER, HENRY SUMMERALL.
Fifth Row: BETTI' TAYLOR, DOROTHY TAYLOR, VESTA MAE TOOLE, DOROTHY TURNER, BARBARA WHITTLE HARRY WIDENER, THOMAS WILLIAMS.
Sixth Row: GEORGE WILLIAMSON, CLYDE WILLING, FRANCES WILLING, HAROLD WILLIS, CATHERINE
41CLASS OF ’55
Top Row: GLADYS ANDERSON. JAMES ANDERSON, LANELLE ANDERSON, MAVIS BAREFOOT. LOIS BARTLEY, LIBBY BAYNHAM, WILTON BEARDON.
Second Row: DUNBAR BOYD, GAIL BOYD, DANNY BRADLEY. SALLIE JEAN BUSBEE, BILLY CARSWELL, JACK CARTER, LEROY CARVER.
Third Row: SHIRLEY CHAPMAN, ANN COBB, DON COOPER, GLENN COURTNEY, LARRY COURTNEY, O’NEAL COURTNEY, MARY FRANCES DAY.
Fourth Row: CAROL DYCHES, CAROLYN GOODWIN, HASKELL GOODWIN, MARGIE GORDON, GEORGE GREGORY, ADDISON HALL. EMILY HALL.
Fifth Row: GREG HALL, FAYE HANCOCK, FREDDIE 1IEATII, MILDRED HEATH, TOMMY HEYWARD, ANNE JOHNSON, DENT JOHNSON.
Sixth Row: BETTY KEY, CLAUDE KEY, JESSIE LEA KEY. BENNIE KNIGHT, LEWIS KOON. LAMAR LOTT, EDWARD I YBRAND.CLASS OF ’55
Top Row: JAMES METTS, JOYCE MOSELEY, CIIARTEE MUCKEXFUSS, DAVID NEW, HELEN OWENS, JO ELLEN OWENS, CECIL RABORN.
Second Row: FAYE RACKLEY, DONALD REDD, JENNIE LYNN REDD. BETTY RICHARDSON, BETTY RICHARDSON. J. II. ROBERSON. GERALD RODGERS.
Third Row: WALTER ROGERS, AUSTIN ROLLINS, MARTHA ANN RUSHTON, NORRIS SCOTT, ROSEMARY SEIGLER. RUSSELL SHORES, LAIRD SLADE.
Fourth Row. SYLVIA SLAYTON, ANNIE RUTH SMITH, LUCY STANLEY, EDWARD STOKES.
JOE SMITH. FANNIE LOU SNIPES, AXNETTA SPRUELL,
Fifth Row: GAIL SWANNER, HORACE THOMAS, MIRIAM TOCXERI. VOIGT, BETTY WEEKS, PERRIN WELLS.
VIRGINIA ANN TREADAWAY, SANDRA
Sixth Row: HAROLD WILLIAMS, ALICE WILLING, ELISE WILLING, JEANETTE YOUNG.ACTIVITIES
In the fall a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of school and studying but that isn't all, for Aiken High School offers a broad field of co-curricular activities. By participating in the activities of the school, boys and girls of today are prepared to become better citizens of tomorrow. While the academic training is obviously' an important factor in the development of the individual, co-curricular activities have their special place in molding character, developing leadership, and preparing the student for complete living in our complex, modern world.
For the athletic type there are thoughts of frosty football battles, of “Beat North Augusta”, and of the homecoming game with all its pagentry and splendor. As fall gives way to winter and football becomes a memory, basketball rides high with boys and girls participating in those fast eye-catching games. Those bus rides to the “away” games and the glittering hardwood floors soon give way to father time and before we know it spring with its warmth and beauty is on hand with sounds of baseball bats cracking balls into centerfield, of golf clubs clipping the turf, the twang of tennis racquets, and the heavy breathing of the cindermen in a heavily contested track meet.
If yon are inclined toward journalism there are three high school publications to be printed at various times during the school year. II i-Times, The Hornet, and the new literary magazine, Pine Needles, require much energy and time. There are desolate cries of “more money”, and “It won’t be out on time”, but in the end there is always a finished product that we can be proud to claim.
Many students find interest in the artistic fields. In dramatics, the students may join the Dramatic Club, take part in class plays and various assembly programs. In the field of music, students may' choose between the band, orchestra, glee club or music appreciation club. For the art lovers, there is a special club which gives special instruction in the field of painting. Exhibits, are held in the fall and spring.
Many students take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Debating Team and Expression and Declamation contests. Aiken High
School is justly proud of the record the students have made in the State Mental Contest sponsored each year by the South Carolina League.
Socially, the dances in the decorated gym are always gala events from the first one in October to the anticipated and cherished Junior-Senior. The drama of the girls in evening gowns and colorful corsages, escorted by the boys resplend-
4+ent in their tuxedos, all blend with the soft lights and music to make a pleasant memory to be looked upon for the remainder of our life.
May Day, the choosing of the queen and the picnic at Eustis Park afterwards will always be recalled with bright nostalgia.
The clubs, such as photography, airplane modeling, sewing, landscaping, music appreciation, art club, travel, etc., always offer recreation
and a chance to learn a new and interesting hobby.
Spiritually, there are visiting ministers and speakers who give inspirational messages and make a great contribution to student life and thought.
Finally there is graduation — a goal accomplished by some, a goal to look forward to fo -others.
RALPH GREGORY . . . President PHILIP MOODY . . Vice-President LUCILE MELLETTE . . Secretary
Since its inception in 1936, the Student Council has played a leading role in student activities at Aiken High School.
During its short history the local council has exerted a wholesome influence and has performed its many duties in a splendid manner. The long list of loyal students who have unselfishly given their best to bring about a better school have gained the respect of both faculty and fellow students.
Through the council, the students have a voice in formulating and administrating many of the policies of the school. Major issues as well as minor questions of interest to the students are submitted to the council. Many perplexing school problems have frequently been solved by council in cooperation with the school administration.
The Student Council officers are elected in May and serve for the entire year. The homeroom representatives are elected at the beginning of each semester.
The local council is a member of the state organization. Aiken High School played host to the state convention this year.
First how: Sandy Cocalis, I.utile Mellette. Ralph Gregory, Philip Moody, Mr. C. L. Courtney, Advisor, second Row: Jane Holley, Beth Tyler, Sylvia Williams, Hunter New, Annie Laurie Cato. Mary Alice Morris, Jackie Ricks, Petty Toole.
ELLIOTT STEADMAN . Business Manager
The second edition of The Hornet was made possible through the cooperation of the staff, the faculty, the students, and the town's businessmen. Into this book has gone the results of endless days of writing and picture taking. The handful which composed the staff was under the strain of a race with time, which ended in a photo finish. The annual is not valued in terms of money or hours spent working on it; its worth will be realized in future years by the pleasure it brings the individual who happens to thumb through its pages and recall the days spent at Aiken High.
First Row: J. M. Fulmer, Jane Rutland, Constance Converse, Lucile Mellette, Sarah Toole, Mary Bteeland Second Row: Miriam Lyorand, Philip Moody, Virginia Head, Elliott Steadman, Susan Forrest, .Ralph Gregor)', Phyllis Sanderson.
VIRGINIA HOWARD . . Business Manager
Hi-Times, the oldest of the school’s literary publications, is printed once every six weeks by the Aiken High School students. It is composed of a staff selected on the basis of their ability. The paper, financed independently by the students and by means of advertisements, offers a complete coverage of the news of students and alumnae.
Back Bow: Ann Brown, .Miriam Lybrand, Shirley Rifkin, Jane Norman, Leonard Yaun, Philip Moody, Ralph Gregory, Miss LcClair Anderson, Sponsor; Caroline Sanderson, Carolyn Woodward, Mary Elizabeth Scott, Mildred Snipes, Elizabeth Moseley.
Front Row: Sara Toole, Jackie Ricks, Peggy Greene, Virginia Howard, Boyce Bell. Julie Prothro, Libby Pa; nh '.m, Jane Rutland, Jane Holley, Mary Breeland.
48The Quill and Scroll
SANDY COCALIS JULIE PROTHRO PHYLLIS SANDERSON JANE RUTLAND
President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer
To the students of Aiken High School who serve on school publications: yearbook, literary magazine, newspaper, student handbook, and to their advisers, high school journalism is no mere educational “tad or frill”; it is on the contrary, a highly fascinating intellectual adventure, a challenge to the mind and a discipline to the hand. Realizing that they had much in common, the staffs of the different publications have formed a chapter and have received their charter for membership in Quill and Scroll, the International Honorary Society for High School Journalists.
The purpose of Quill and Scroll is to encourage and reward individual achievement in journalism and raise the standards of the local publications. By participating in the work of the Quill and Scroll, the student widens his horizon, increases his journalistic perspective and develops personal qualities of leadership.
Quill and Scroll, the International Honorary Society for High School Journalists, was organized April 10, 1926, by a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and rewarding individual achievement in journalism and allied fields.
Left to Right: Ralph Gregory, Jane Holley, Mary Breeland, Susan Forrest, Jane R ltL.nd, Julie Frot Phyllis Sanderson, Sandy Cocalis.
Front How: Virginia Iliad, Whistle Platt, Jean Woodward, Mary Alice Morris.
Back Row: Susan Forrest, Jane Rutland, Jackie Rick,, Ralph Gregory, Betty DePew, Peggy Greene. Julie Prothro.
National Honor Society
JEAN WOODWARD . . . Vice-President MARY ALICE MORRIS .... Secretary VIRGINIA HEAD...........................Treasurer
Aiken High School has had an active chapter of The National Honor Society for the past ten years. The purpose of the organization is to recognize and develop character, scholarship, leadership and service.
In order to be eligible for membership in the society, a student must have a scholastic average of at least a “B” and must also exhibit outstanding qualities of character, service and leadership. Eligible students are graded on these points by a faculty committee and members of the National Honor Society.
New members are inducted in an impressive assembly held at the beginning of each semester. Members are eligible to wear t h e national emblem which is a torch superimposed on a keystone of character, at the base of which are the letters, C. S. L. and S. denoting the four basic principles of the organization.
50Prothro, Billy Jackson, Peggy Rayford Carswell, Ann Cleckley, Horace Sholar, Elbert Harley, Bobby Ashley' Lamar Williams!
Greene, Gene Neilson, Barbara Anne Hendry, George Sanko,
Hill Johnson, Julie Sylvia Williams,
James Price, J. N1 .Fulmer,.Billy Arthur, Elliott Steadman, Joe favelle," Bill" Wen l
Jane Holley, Carolyn McElmurray, Sandy Cocalis, Jean Woodward, Harry Woodward, Virginia Head Everette V irgima Howard, Donald XlcDougal, Marilyn Hartley, Robert Fulmer, Florence Galloway, Edward lom Moseley, Jackie Ricks, Jane Rutland, Dick Cook, and Gene George.
Block “A” Club
J. M. FULMER
SiSANDY COCALIS Editor
WILLIAM JOHNSON Business Manager
The Pine Needles Staff
The Pine Needles, a literary magazine, will be published for the first time this spring. The new magazine will serve as a medium through which students may express themselves in the literary field. Short stories, poems, essays, features and illustrations will be included in the first edition of The Pine Needles.
Bettv Toole, William Johnson, Carl Keith. Virginia Head, Patty Lou Permenter, Julia Claire Johnson, Sar.dv Cocalis, Mary Agnes Heyward and Nell Moore (absent when picture was taken).
52State Mental Contestants
Front How: Betty Toole. Susan Forrest. Marilyn Hartley, Hal Henderson, Carolyn MeElmurray.
Hack How: Marvin Hughes, Whistle Platt, Jean Woodward. Lucille Mellette, Virginia Head. Mary Breeland.
Front How: Grace Gantt, Patsy Toole, Betty Waters, Maggie Lee Cook. Nina Broughton, Betty Toole, “Babs” Johnson, Mary Ann Sprawls, Jane Rutland, Charlotte Woodward, Ruth Gunter, Sylvia MeElmurray, Sara Toole, Elizabeth Arthur, Sandra Voigt.
Hack How: Sherry Hartley, Miriam Lybrand, Mary Agnes Heyward, Barbara Driver, Ann Clecklev. Gail Sloan, Julia Claire Johnson, Carolyn MeElmurray, Patsy Gregory Maralyn Hartley, Sylvia Williams, Matilee Howard, Caroline Sanderson, Elizabeth Broughton, Lorene Seigler. Barbara Gunter, Peggie Garvin.
Front Rote: Faye Pennington. Ann Wood, Mary Breeland, Patty Lou Permenter, Jackie Ricks. Virginia Howard, Phyllis Sanderson, Susan Forrest.
Back Row: Mrs. A. J. Rutland, .sponsor; Jackie Johnannssen, Peggie Smith, Peggy Parker, Betty DePew. Jesse Moyer, Patty Seigler, Phyllis Passink, Virginia Willis. Julie Prothro.
Patty Jennings, Shirley Rifkin, Sandy Cocalis, Norman Cullum, Phyllis Passink, Carolyn McElmurray.Art Club
Hal Henderson, Owen Osbon, Gene Neilson, Buster Browning, Jane Norman, Glenn Courtney, Arnold Garvin, Addison Mall, Catherine Young.
Phyllis Sanderson Henry Lowe
The Horticulture club is primarily for those interested in learning the art of growing and caring for flowers and shrubbery.
Through the medium of films, pictures, and exhibits, the members of the Travel club, gain knowledge of many lands and people.
Business Girls’ Club
"What every business girl s h o u 1 d know” is the motto of the Business Girls’ club. Membership is limited to those girls taking commercial subjects.
Airplane Modeling Club
Members of the Airplane club learn to make models of the different types of planes. The club sponsors an exhibit each spring.
Students interested in learning how to dance are eligible for membership in the Social club.CLUBS
For those who would he leaders at parties and other entertainments, the Recreation c 1 u b offers an excellent opportunity to learn many games, contests, drills and folk dances.
The Music Appreciation club attempts to instill in its members a love for good music. In order to appreciate the classics, the lives of the composers are studied along with his works.
J. H. A.
The J. H. A. is a member of the state organization. It holds regular meetings twice each month. Future homemakers learn many useful things in this club.
Knitting, the lost art, is being revived at Aiken High. The club plans an exhibit in late spring.
Students who desire to use their hands and make things as a hobby are encouraged to join the Handicraft club.CHEERLEADERS
Carolyn MeElmurrav, Svlvia Williams, Jam Holley, Jane Rutland, Ann Cleckley, and Florence Galloway.
Peggy Greene, Barbara Anne Hendry, and Virginia Head.
HIGH SCHOOL BAND
New uniforms, keener student interest in the high school band, and the adding of three attractive majorettes all combined to give undisputable evidence that Aiken’s musical star is rising.
In addition to nlaying for athletic games, the band gave a winter and spring concert, took a leading role at pep meetings and played for several civic programs.
Under the capable training of its director, Mr. William T. Slaughter and its able student director, Billy Barton, the band completed its most successful year. The greater student interest assures Aiken of a much larger band next year.First Row: J. C. Quattlebaum, Howard Ellis, Rudolph Moseley, Bill Hair, Bill Wenzel, Carey Jay, Ronnie Quattlebaum, Gene Neilson, Gary Seigler, George Lindell and Donnie Fulmer.
Second Row: Elliott Steadman, Robert Duncan, Bobby Ashley, Rayford Carswell, Horace Sholar, Sandy Cocalis, Billy Johnson, Tommie Lybrand, Truman Summer, Robert Fulmer. Leonard Yaun, and David Neilson.
Third Row: Joe Tavelle, Everette Baker, Ell ert Harley, J. M. Fulmer. Billy Arthur, Dick Cook, Edward Moseley, Carl Carver, William Clark, Lamar Williams, and Don Wenzel.
Fourth Row: Coach B. W. Neel, Benny Knight. Tommy Griffin. Sam Out , Hugh Forrest. Clyde Summer. George Roe, Jerry Rutland, J. L. Fulmer. Joe Jowers, and Coach C. S. Watson.
The 1949 football season will go down in the Green Hornets' football annals as the end of the great drought. Aiken, heretofore, had experienced good seasons but thi local eleven never quite made the grade to state-wide recognition as a contender for state honors. The 1949 season was different. Time and time again the local
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eleven was listed among the ten leading teams of the state. From the initial encounter with Swansea until the final battle with Abbeville one feature predominated all of the contests—the fighting spirit of the Green Hornets. The harder the team played, the more support they received from their fellow students and townsmen. The crowds at Eustis Stadium grew larger with each game.
Much credit should go to Coach Watson who has worked diligently for the past four years to pull Aiken from the doldrums of the state's football fortunes to a place near the top of the state’s football ladder. Coach Watson was ably assisted by Coach Buddy Neel who took over duties as line coach tins year.
The season record of nine wins, one tie and one defeat is the best ever to be recorded by an Aiken eleven. The locals encountered no trouble in downing a bardfighting Swansea eleven 54 to 7 in the opener. Aiken turned on the heat to trounce Graniteville in the feature attraction of the second annual Cotton Festival 32 to 0.
The game of the year found the Green Hornets in rare form and they took their arch rival. North Augusta,
Vinto camp to the tune of 21 to 6. One of the largest crowds ever to witness a football game at Eustis Stadium sat in on a game filled with thrills. The North Augusta lads put up a strong defense in the first half but their resistance weakened under the relentless power of the Hornets in the second half. The Aikenites romped to victory with two touchdowns in the final stanza.
Surging hack after two rather disappointing tilts with Langley-Bath and Orangeburg, the Hornets rose to unexpected heights in downing Johnston, Edgefield, Lexington, Saluda and Abbeville with comparative ease.
The Aiken eleven won the Third District championship but chose to finish their schedule instead of competing for the state title. In doing so they tripped Lexington, the state “A” class champions, 30 to 7.
THE BACKFIELD ... A sophomore wonder-boy, Boozie Moseley, had incalculable influences on Aiken's football fortunes. He was the spark in the Hornet’s running attack. Twisting, whirling, hair-raising runs were clicked off in clock-like precision by Moseley.
Teaming with Moseley was J. M. Fulmer whose quarterhacking proved sensational. Outstanding also in the back-field were Lamar Williams, another fine broken-field runner, Dick Cook, line plunger; Sandy Cocalis, Truman Summer, Phillip Moody and Harold Chapman filled out the combination which spelled victory for Aiken.
The LINE . . . The unsung heroes time and time again stole the show from the backfield performers. If a line can win games, the Hornets’ forward wall did the job this year. Holding down the pivot spot was Elliott Steadman who played a brilliant game on defense and who could always be counted on to open a hole at center when one or two yards were needed. Helping to
Aiken................21 North Augusta .... 6
Aiken.................6 Langley-Bath .... 6
"B" TEAM SCHEDULE
Aiken.............25 Orangeburg .... 13
Aiken.............42 Hichmond Academy . 0
Aiken.............19 Richmond Academy . . 6
stop thrusts by the opposition and hurling back scoring attempts on many an occasion were Carl Carver, William Clark, Robert Duncan, and Bobby Ashley at the guard positions and Joe Tavelle and Elbert Harley at tackle. The tackles received splendid support from Leonard Yaun and Rayford Carswell. Flankmen were Billy Arthur and Everette Baker who continually worried their opponents with their fine pass-receiving and brilliant defensive plays.
Thus ends a brilliant chapter in the gridiron history of Aiken High. Having achieved an honored niche in the limelight of state football fans, the Hornets of 1950 will not only strive to hold the position they have already won, hut will he seeking ever greater honors for their school and town.
C. S. WATSON BUDDY Nf EL
61THE GREEN HORNETS
Moseley around right end for plenty of yardage JOE TAVELLE SANDY COCALIS
EDWARD MOSELEY BILL WENZEL
LEONARD YAUN RAYFORD CARSWELL LAMAR WILLIAMS
62First and goal to no .. . Batesburg on defense
CARL CARVER WILLIAM CLARK BOBBY ASHLEY
J. M. FULMER HAROLD CHAPMAN
EVERETTE BAKER BILLY ARTHUR
63. Fulmer picks up ten as . “Slew” gets the Hornets Not Jong now . . . Orange-
A .tone wall . . . Don’t catch that hall . . . Watch out, Mr. lief. . . Nr;', ugusta tries in vain to stop him . . . Saluda fails to gain .
a holt . . . First and goal to go with Lexington digging in . . . h-ng on th -icrcl.
64DRIBBLE .... PASS
Moody pets the tip . . .
First How: Coach Watson, Bill Wenzel, Marshall Cain.
Second Row: Cent' George, Ralph Gregory, Edward Moseley, Philip Moody, J. M. Fulmer. Third Row: Joe Tavelle, Whistle Platt, Bill George, and Davie Neilson.
Fourth Row: Gene Neilson. George Sanko, and Billy Jackson.
L(?ft Column: Joe Tavelle, Ralph Gregory, E c! w a r d Moseley, David Wilson, and Gene Neil son.
Right Column: Philip Moody, James Price, Billy Jackson, Bill Wenzel, and J. M. Fulmer.
The Green Hornets experienced a fair basketball season. The locals had the height b u t lacked speed. Aiken got off to a slow start but came back strong during the latter part of the season.
This year’s quintet was built around live seniors,
J. M. Fulmer, Billy Jackson, Joe Tavelle, George Sanko, and James Price. Bill Wenzel, Philip Moody, Edward Moseley and David Neilson helped to round out the" 1950 team.
Aiken . 29 Williston . . . 41
Aiken . 26 Williston . . . 42
Aiken . 29 Dreher .... 45
Aiken . 59 lohnston . . . 26
Aiken . 35 Catholic High 34
Aiken . 36 Lexington . . 27
Aiken . 27 Johnston . . . 41
Aiken . 52 Bates burg . . 23
Aiken . 68 Butesburg . . 16
Aiken . 18 Lexington . . 8
Aiken . 52 Graniteville . . 18
Aiken . 31 Orangeburg 19
Aiken . 50 Graniteville . . 31
Aiken . •to Orangeburg 20
Aiken . 38 Catholic High 51
Aiken . 14 Dreher ....
hirst Row: Barbara Hendry, Jean Woodward, Virginia Howard, Ann Cleckley, .Matilee Howard, Marilyn Hartley.
Second Row: Virginia Head. Manager; Jackie Hicks, Mary Scott, Kitty Knight, Ann Brown, Miss Boyce, Coach.
I bird Row: Lucile Mellette, Jo Helen Ansley, Barbara Jean Blackman, and Mary Alice Morris.
MISS SARA BOYCE
“Tut’s goal spells defeat for OrangeburgTop Row: VIRGINIA HOWARD ANN CLECKLEY, JEAN WOODWARD. BARBARA HENDRY, ANN BROWN, MARILYN HARTLEY.
Bottom Row: MARY SCOTT, MARY ALICE MORRIS, KITTY KNIGHT, JACKIE RICKS. MATILEE HOWARD, Co-Captains TUT” HOWARD. ANN CLECKLEY
The Aiken girls sextet experienced their best licsketball season in more than a decade. Lacking height, the local girls combined speed with team work to win their share of the games. In most of the games the Aikenites were considered the underdogs but they often kicked over the dope bucket and came out on the big end of the
score. Much credit should go to Miss Sara Boyce who took over the coaching position this season.
Virginia Howard, Jean Woodward and Matilee Howard held down the forward positions while Marilyn Hartley, Ann Gleckley and Barbara Hendry did most of the guarding.
VIRGINIA HOWARD and ANN CLECKLEY Co-Captains
Aiken .... 27 Williston . . . . . 37
Aiken .... 17 Williston . . . . . 40
Aiken .... 38 Johnston . . 30
Aiken . .... 43 St. Joseph's . . . 39
Aiken .... 23 Lexington . . . . 36
Aiken .... 30 Johnston . . . 23
Aiken .... 28 Batesburg . . . . . 27
Aiken .... 27 Batesburg . . . . 49
Aiken . .... 31 Lexington . . 25
Aiken .... 31 Graniteville . . . 25
Aiken .... 18 Orangeburg . . . . 41
Aiken . .... 36 Graniteville . . . . 40
Aiken .... 21 Orangeburg . . . . 20
Aiken .... 19 Mt. St. Joseph . . . 38
Aiken .... 29 Windsor . . . 21
Lead-off man ... All hands safe . . . You re out
The weather man was reluctant in allowing Aiken to play baseball last year. The scene was set for an outstanding season as lights were installed at Eustis park during the winter, but a late cold spell delayed the opening of the season and the rains came to wash out several other games.
Coach Watson took advantage of every sunny day to get in a work out or play a game. The local diamond dusters defeated Rich m o n d Academy, Edgefield, Bamberg, and Langley-Bath while losing to Batesburg in the class “A” playoff.
The 1949 team was built around Bobby Cook, Charles Cupp, Richard Cohen, Dick Cook, Elliott Steadman, Horace Sholar, and Gene George.
Coach Buddy Neel is already laying plans for the 1950 season and if the enthusiasm of the players in the early practice sessions is any indication of what the 19.50 team is going to do . . . Aiken and the state will hear plenty fror the local nine.
First Ron: George Lindell, George Sanko, Leonard Yaun, Charles Cupp, Marvin Hughes, Bill Wenzel and Gene George.
Second Row: Bill Happersett, Richard Cohen, Horace Sholar, Elliott Steadman. Gene Xeilson, J. M. Fulmer, David Xeilson, Bobby Cook, C. S. Watson, Coach.Track
MOSELEY takes district 440 title
RAKER wins pole vault for Hornets
In recent years the so-called minor sports have emergea from a state of inactivity to top ranks in popularity among the students at Aiken High. The results have been nothing less than phenomenal.
In spite of the fact that the track team did not have a full-time coach to instruct them in the finer points of the game, the local cinder-men lost only to Richmond Academy in the regular season. The local tracksters won the district title and took several honors in the state meet. The star performer for the Hornets was Charles Stanley, a distance runner, who succeeded in taking first place at the state meet in the mile and came second in the half-mile. A full-time coach and tlu return of several lettermen should combine to give Aiken an even better record this spring.
AIKEN HIGH’S 1949 TRACK TEAM. Front How: Lamar Williams, J. Nl.
Fulmer, Joe Tavelle. Tom Moseley, Leonard Yaun. Second Row: Bill Wenzel, Everette Baker, and Philip Moody.
1949 GOLF TEAM. Truman Summer, Rayford CAPTAIN LYBRAN'D takes high honors in state Carswell, Tommie Lybrand, and Edward Moseley. tournament at Greenville.
The 1949 golf team of Aiken High went undefeated in state competition through a six-match schedule. The team led by Captain Tommie Lybrand defeated Orangeburg, Dreher, and Columbia twice each. The te .n tc k second-place school honors at the state tournament held at Greenville. Coach Clemons expects a strong team ag,»in thif spring to continue its winning ways.
Best All-Round RALPH GREGORY JANE HOLLEY
Best Looking JULIE PROTHRO JOE TAVELLE
Best Personality BILLY BARTON JACKIE RICKS
Most Studious BETTY Df.PEW JESSE MOYER
Best Dressed ELLIOTT STEADMAN SUSAN FORREST
Most Athletic VIRGINIA HOWARD J. M. FULMER
Most Dependable VIRGINIA HEAD WHISTLE PLATT
Most Likely To Succeed PEGGY GREENE SANDY COCALIS
Wittiest PHYLLIS SANDERSON GEORGE SANKO
AMISS CHRISTINE EUBANKS
MISS JANE RUTLAND
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81“So, it's you again ’ . . . Canteen spring cleaning . . . Waiting for the hell. Where there s life there s Hope (Boh) . . . Junior-Senior . . . Two of a kind . . . BBP . . . Your crown is at stake . . . Thirty love . . . More BBP . . . Soup s on .. . R-i-i-i-p-p-p ... Too had . . . Gene-yus, D'd.hh . . Huh? . . . Line-up . . . Shorthand, long face.Field day . . . Junior muscles . . . Get it straight . . . Bright subjects . . . Mmmm good . . . People . . . Watson, Neel, Parker, H .O . . . Wha' happened? . . . Phil and Bill . . . Hands, knees . . Lunch hour . . . Popular gal . . . Folk dancing? . . . King and queen of hearts . . . Picnicking . . May Day . . . Men of tomorrow . . . May Day—what again? ... A day in the life cf Doris Day.Alma Mater
In the land of flowers and sunshine Is our Aiken High —
There a tower of truth and learning Points to the sky.
Hail to Aiken, Alma Mater Tender, fair, and true.
Grateful we with love unfailing All our vows renew.
Let our voices loudly ringing.
Echo far and near;
Songs of praise thy children singing, To thy mem’ry dear.
Years may dim our recollection Time its change may bring.
Still thy name in fond affection Evermore we sing.
“Well, that’s done,” sighed the staff and trudged out the door.
Here am I alone with the dummy of the two-year-old brain child of the literary department of Aiken High. Dummy ... a funny name for something that is the outline of a memory book to be treasured for years to come by the students of this school.
Like a child, it has grown from infancy into one of the most important projects of Aiken High until now already a great big book, it will continue to exist as long as the school itself.
This second edition of The Hornet was made possible only through the combined efforts of Mr. Willis and Mr. Hagood, the faculty, the students, and the staff; also Miss Iris Muller, Del Mar Studio, and Dr. H. H. Quattlebaum, photographers; The R. L. Bryan Company, publishers. To all of these we extend thanks.
It is the sincere wish of the staff that The Hornet of 1950 will bring each student as much enjoyment as we have had publishing it.
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88SWINGLE CHEVROLET CO., INC. CHEVROLET — CADILLAC Sales — Service Aikex, S. C. EULALIE SALLEY COMPANY Insurance and Heal Estate Telephone 94 Aiken, S. C. i
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Compliments op HOLLEY HARDWARE FRANZBLAU'S Smart Apparel and Accessories =; Aiken, S. C. Phone 914
AIKEN BAG CORPORATION OWENS SEED COMPANY SEED, FERTILIZER AND INSECTICIDE CALI. 155x ' " " ■ — — M-LJ H-LJ i-i ! CONGRATULATIONS ANI) BUST WISHES THOMAS LAUNDRY AND CLEANING COMPANY AIKEN. SOUTH CAROLINA
j AIKEN BUILDING SUPPLY CO. Quality Materials and Service Aiken, S. C. ? C. I). ANDERSON PHONE 109 POWELL HARDWARE COMPANY Xorge Elect rival A ppliances | Paints — China — Stoves — Manges | Glassware — Building Supplies Aiken, S. C.
Compliments of GEORGE FUNERAL HOME THE J. W. ASHHURST AGENCY ! ' INSURANCE — REAL ESTATE I Aiken, S. C. Phone 34 5
Compliments of NEILSON IMPLEMENT COMPANY FARMALk TRACTORS AND FARM IMPLEMENTS OWENS SEED COMPANY SEED, FERTILIZER AND INSECTICIDE CALL 155
AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA
Insurance — Real Estate
REDD-McLAIN FURNITURE CO.
COMPLETE HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
Aiken, S. C.
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BARSH ELECTRIC SERVICE
i Automotive Starter, Generator. Voltage ( Regulator anil Electric Motor Repairing
Phonk 1298 2008 Hayne Ave. i
Park Ave. and Laurens St.
Phoxe (5 Aiken, S. C. 5
“A Good Place to Eat,
Where Good Friends Meet”
V. ROY BLANCHARD, PROPRIETOR
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“HV Use Genuine Pontine Parts"
TOO Block ok Park Ave. Phoxf. 731 Aikex, S. C.
LINCOLN — MERCURY
Sales — Service
Aikex, S. C.
AIKEN PRODUCE COMPANY
V.u . wn :) » . '
WHOL Ayy FRUJX8 AND
COXGRATn.ATIONS TO THK CLASS OF '50
W. J. Platt Co.
AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA
Compliments op HOTEL HENDERSON
PIEDMONT PINE CORPORATION Aiken's Finest Year Hound Hotel
J. C. PRACHT, PRESIDENT Aiken, S. C.
| “1 Compliments ok LAROCHE'S
NU-IDEA HI-LO SERVICE STATION
SCHOOL SUPPLY CO.
Sumter, S. C. Richland and Pendleton Sts. j
:: Complftc Line of School Supplies anil Aiken, S. C.
Established 1021 Phone 9130
92: BREAKFAST LUNCHEON
Inside or Out
MASON'S You'll Talk' About
SHORT ORDERS SODA FOUNTAIN
COXGHAITLATIOXS Cl.ASS 1950
Owned and Operated bp the Hkrmax Hi.a k ks
FOR PRESCRIPTIONS PHONE 7+
FOR DRUGS AND SUNDRIES PHONE 73 j :
Courtexy — Quality — Service §
Aikkn. South Carolina
Sinks anii Eights Soles and Sendee
K. B. WAITES, PROPRIETOR
Telephone -t Aiken, S. C.
MARVIN'S DINING ROOM
U. S. Highway Number 1 North of Aiken
ESSO PRODUCTS Phone 9100
Cleaning—Pressing—Hot Blocking Altering
W. P. WILLIAMS
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE LOANS
AMERICAN SCHOOLS are designed to teach our Children HOW to think. Not What
Let's keep them that icat
South Carolina Power Company
y-uendtp deirice jfen, Seti
HOLLEY MOTOR COMPANY
AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA
Jl:§) Have a Coke
Bottled Under Authority of the Coca-Cola Company by
AIKEN COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY TELEPHONE 36
FARMERS 6, MERCHANTS BANK
AIKEN, S. C.
MEMBER • . I). I. ( '.
THE RIGHT STYLES AT THE j RIGHT PRICES
For the Ladies — For the Men i
B. M. SURASKY'S
Yoitr “1 " and “Q” Store!
(Prices) uiul (Quality)
In Aiken i
COWARD SEED CO., INC.
SEED — FEED — FERTILIZER INSECTICIDES
Seed Cleaning, Treating mid Del in ting
Since 1H; (
‘The South's Foremost Food Store' Aiken, S. C.
Wren's Most Popular"
COMPLIMENTS OF •; :• PATRICIA AND ROSEMARY THEATERS l “The finest in entertainment“ I •
Our -18th Year HITE FLORAL COMPANY “ Ez’erything in Flowers” ; r. w. McCreary co. Dry Goods — Notions — Shoes Ladies and Misses Ready-to-Wear £ Blankets — Linens — Draperies i “MY Hare Served the People of Aiken County Over Sixty Years'' i
Compliments of DR. WM. C. BUSCH OPTOMETRIST ;= Commercial Hotel Bldg., Aiken BELK'S DEPARTMENT STORE Aiken, S. C.
WISE HARDWARE CO. HARDWARE — PAINT FEED — SEED 900 Laurens St. Phone 73 Aiken, S. C. : AIKEN MOTOR COMPANY Aiken, S. C. Telephone 203
Establish ed 1876
C. M. Etherredge, Manager
Insurance — Real Estate — Loans
AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA
DUNCAN ELECTRIC SERVICE
CONTRACTING — REPAIRING APPLIANCES
Patricia Ritijhng Aiken, S. C.
Dav Phone 211-W Night Phone 412
HOTEL HENDERSON BEAUTY SALON
Chesterfield St. Telephone 1033
AIKEN HOME BAKERY
924' Laurens Tel. 211-.J
BIRTHDAY AND WEDDING CAKES
PASTRIES — COOKIES — PIES
WALTER C. PLUNKETT
Distributor AMOCO PRODUCTS Phone Aiken 56
B. T. DYCHES SON
Aiken, S. C.Wff'ym
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