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Show Hide text for 1939 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 102 of the 1939 volume: “ LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LT) 150| ■ AH?) IW Virginians ) 1 , ■ ' 1 ' ' f- S f ’ , .. A ■ ' ■ i . r opcrty of ' ' T ' i3 Library cf Virg nsa n-ciisnond, D E D I GATED T O JUDGE J. G. JEFFERSON, Jr. A Friend of the School and an Honored Citizen AIvIELIA SCHOOL HISTORY (Note: Tile follov in history of the Amelia schools was written by Mrs H. E Jackson, and appeared in the Amelia County Gazette April 16, 1937.) As we think of Amelia’s two hundredth anniversary, we like to think over her school history. Private schools v ere in existence most of this period and the public schools of the village of Amelia go back only a comparatively few years of this two hundred period The first public school of the village was held in the old hotel an taught by E Benjamin Tuttle He began his work about 1871 . He was a most excellent teacher and possessed vast information. He taught all subjects, offering a good course in Latin, Algebra and Geometry About 1881 the first public school building in Amelia was erected, located in v iiat is nov knov n as Prank Lynn’s dwelling. This was a frame building of one room, costing about $650.00. Mr Tuttle taught in this building until liie spring of 1884. Rev. l Ir. Darnell, a presbyterian minister, was the first county superintendent of schools. His salary was about $300.00 per year. Hodij Meade was the next superintendent, serving about ten years In the fall of 1884, Rev. S. 0. Southall became Principal. A lady taught the primary department in her own home During this period Mr. Tucker was superintendent The next teacher was Mr William Meade, who was the only teacher for two years Richard A Irving, an excellent teacher, was his success or At that time, Rev. J. L. T. Holland, a Christian minister, v as Sup er int enden t About 1890, ’’Bob’ Mason became teacher It was not long before it became necessary to build a second room, Mrs. Sallie Wootton was appointed to help . Mason and the two v orked together for many years. Many of the most prominent Amelia people can tell of the days spent in Mr. Mason’s school Mr Jeffries followed and then T.¥. White became Principal, Because of the size of tiie school now, two teachers were employed, in addition to Mr, White One of the teachers used any available rented room dowm town for her vjork. When Mr, Plank became Principal the crowded conditions v ere worse. In the session of 1909-10, Superintendent C.W. Bowry told Mr. Plank that he must put in some high school subjects The people saw a need for a larger building. Even though the children realized the need, too, they were sorry to give up the ’’Pink College”, the name given to the first building because of the color after a white coat of paint ’.vas put over a red coa t In 1910 David Hindle and Dr. P.S. Southall, members of the School Board, became much interested in erecting a high school, 7ith the help of the citizens of Amelia this became possible, and that Pali the doors of the brick building were opened. The cost of the building was $10,000 The enrollment that year was seventy Prof J. D. Harris, now Principal of Bellevue school in Richmona , was the first Principal. The other members of the faculty that first year were Miss Mary Byrd Taylor, Miss Jane Irving, Mrs Sallie Wootton, Miss Courtney Taylor. The patrons worked courage ously d ur ing that year. The patrons had a most active league of seventy fi ve members. They put up the woven wire fence about the grounds and made many fancy impr ov ement s» The dedicatory exercises of the Amelia High School were held on iVIarch 24, 1911 » Amohg those tailing part on the program were Governor W.H. Mann, Hon, J, D Eggleston, and 0. L« Shev make , the State School Examiner, The year 1915 was a great one in this history. It saw an enrollment of 177, The faculty consisted of eight members and the senior class had as its members Edna Hindle, John Hindle and Clinton Wa-rriner. Thes‘ were the first graduates of the high school. That year also saw the first annual fittingly called The Alpha , come from the press. The commencement of 1915 v as a notable event. One of the Principal speakers at this occasion v as Hon, R.E.Byrd, On the last night of commencement Dr, P.S, Southall expressed in behalf of the people of Amelia his regrets at having Mr, Harris resign as Principal, Dur ing the three years Hr, Harris had organized and graded the school, improved the grounds,, organized senior and Junior leagues and put in a manual training shop. His point was good strong discipline, W.W. Barnhart was Principal for the session 1915-14 He kept up the work that had been started, encouraged athletics, debating and more school spirit in the community. Through his influence the school was made an accredited high school. This was made possible by each patron paying a tuition, thus enabling the school to run nine months. Then came a time v hen the school principals remained only a short time, Robert Terrell was Principal for the session 1914-15, He was followed by Mr. Long for 1915-16, Then G.C, Outland was Principal for two years. During this period the school was ms.king progress, for in 1917 there were 231 on roll and the graduates numbered ten. It was at the commencement of 1917 that Principal G,G, Outland estimated that the cost of educational training each session per scholar was an average ol $20, The present Superintendent, W. R, Wriggle swor th , delivered the diplomas at this commencement this being his first seesion as Divisioi Superintendent, since he succeeded C, B, Bowry, who died in 1916, Tilliam Willis became Principal in 1918 and served for two years. He was followed by Rev. S T,Habel, who was Principal one year. Mr, Habel increased the number of volumes in the library, and kept the school on the accredited list. Miss Ida Trosvig, now a member of the William and Mary faculty, was Principal for Miree years, following Mr. Habel, Miss Trosvig re-graded the school and recognized discipline as of primaiy importance. Her debating teams won honors. The faculty still numbered eight, but every available space was being used to seat the children and the teachers were heavily loaded. The auditorium v as arranged for classrooms. All plays and commencQ:nent exercises were held down town in the hall. Again the citizens of Amelia saw a need for more room. School truckf were bringing children from many parts of the county and there must be a place to accommodate them, J, G. Jefferson, Jr,, then chairman of the school board,, worked diligently in securing a new building. In 1925 private subscriptions amounting to $7,500 were secured. More money v as borrov ed and v hen school opened that fall under Miss Alice Roane the nev building was well under v q.y. In January of 1926 the high school department moved across the street leaving the first building to the grades. There were eleven members of the faculty then and the enrollment was 330, The new building was quite modern. The auditorium, seating 500, v as a delight to the friends and patrols of the school. There were six classrooms. The aost of this building was about 2.5,000. The session of 1926-27 brought C. 7» Miller, now Principal of Crozet High School, to Amelia He found many duties awaiting him in furnishing the new building. An active league bought a piano, stage curtains, windov shades and other needed improvement s. It yje.s during this year that the second annual was published by the students, this one being called “The Amelian’ . Mr. Miller emphasized health and physical education The first pla.yground equipment was built during his principal ship. After five years of service, I ' ' r. Miller was followed ' by Roy HeliTis , the present Principal. The faculty now consists of 17 members. There are nine busses bringing children from all pa,rts of tlie county. The total enrollment for the present year in both the grade and high school department is 590. The senior class has 26 members. Mr. Helms has encouraged the children to take more interest in dramatics and debating. Many improvements have been added to the play- ground equipment. Many volumes have also been added to the library. Being Cbairman of the Publicity Committee from this district, Mr. Helms has kept the schools before the eyes of the public in this part of the State, as well as in Amelia, County. The school has an active Parent-Teacher Association under the leadership of Mrs. T. H V ootton. Attendance at the meetings often runs as high as 20 per cent of the entire enrollment of the school. At the beginning of the session of 1933-34, the School Board, v ith J. u. Dickerson as chairman, secured Mrs. Beatrix C. Hav ks as Elementar. Supervisor. Mrs. Hawks is an alumna of Amelia High School and is the first supervisor the county has had. Amelia High School ha.s sent many sons and daughters into the v orld and she is justly proud of them. Thirty-three of her sons were enrolled for service during tl:ie World War and many of her daughters volunteered and were active in the Red Cross. Her e,lumni are fillirg almost every position in life. She can claim miany professional and business men besides numerous teachers and homemiakers as her children. Dedication exercises for the present grammar grade school building on March 24, 1911. Governor Mann is speaking. Pay special attention to the style of hats and dresses of twenty- eight yea s ago. A view of the front of the building during the dedication day. Amelia ' s little Pink College, which was the school build- ing used before the erection of the present grammar grade structure. This building is now located on Petersburg Avenue and is used as a residence by Mr. Frank Lynn. The present high school building erected in 1935, which now houses 285 high school pupils. More room is already needed for this growing school. i VERAGE AiTlTUAL SAXi iRIEE Oj? HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS ■ COI.G’ARED WITH OUR IIEIGHBOR COUITTISS. School Session 1936-37 County Men Women AITELIA ;1 838 ¥801 Ho ttoway ¥1,147 ¥815 Prince Edward ¥1 » 57 6 ¥812 Chesterfi el d |l,619 ¥960 Henrico | 1,084 ¥933 Prince George ¥1,892 ¥875 AVERAGE ANi ' IUAL SALARIES OE ALL TEACHERS III TRIE COURT Y, HIGH SCHOOL AIJL ELEIIEIITARY SCHOOL COEBIHEI). School Session 1956-37 Coun ty Men Women AMELIA ¥838 ¥660 iio t to way 4.1,147 ¥754 Prince Edward ¥1,376 ¥738 Che s terf ield ¥l,290 4776 Henri co ¥1,084 ¥878 Prince George ¥1,462 ¥753 aRAJvn.IAR GRADE EIIROLLIiffillT Year Humber PuPils Humbe : 1924-25 138 5 1925-26 175 5 1926-27 207 6 1927 -28 221 8 1928-29 212 8 1929-30 309 8 1930-31 304 8 1931-32 318 8 1932-33 333 8 1933-34 303 8 1934-35 517 8 1935-36 296 8 1936-37 341 8 1937-38 321 8 High School , the average enrollment pe 42 in 1934- 35, 33 in 1935-36 and 40 in In 1936-57 the per capita cost of instruction in the Amelia High School w s $26 1 41,. Compare this with the following: Cumberland County $65»86; Fauquier $67 15; Isle of ¥ight $70,.40; and Surry $64 05. Virginia spends only 2 V1% of her income on public schools, while Florida spends 5t89 , Horth Carolina 3.66 J and Mississippi 3 08 More of the burden of school support must be left to the State and Federal Government The man fed by emergency funds will be as hungry tomorrow But the human being educated along the lines of ’’higher satisfactions” has gained something that need not be renewed It is a p ermanent possessi on ”I am alv ays amused when people say that we cannot afford a salary for a teacher when we can afford a $10,000 or a $100,000 salary for a sale smanager; cannot afford an elegant school when we can afford a magnificent country club Of course, we pay for the school directly out of taxes, but we pay for the country club, etc , none the less surely when v e buy our food or tractors or gaso line and vyhen we sell our wheat or our services A society, an economic system, which can afford to support steam yachts and super-dreadnaught s and millionaires and generals and admirals can afford school houses and school teachers It is simply a matter of getting the money in the right way, of putting the pressure for funds on the right sources and of paying for what we v;ant ” Horace B. English ’’Education is a companion v hich no misfortune can depress - no crime destroy - no enemy alienate - no despotism enslave At home, a friend; abroad, an introduction; in solitude, a solace; and in society, an ornament. Without it, what is man?- a splendid slave, a reasoning savage .” Varle. mjMBER OE VOLUl IES III EiE HIG-H SCHOOL LIBRARY Year Humb e r vo 1 ume s 1929-30 850 1930-31 925 1931-32 1,075 1932-33 1,160 1933-34 1,160 1934-35 1,357 1935-36 1,324 1936-37 1,615 1937-38 2,109 1938-39 2,347 This numher is supplemented v ith 1,575 books for the Elementary grades, making a total of 3,922 books for the entire Library at the present time. HUMBER OF GRADUATES Year Boys i irl s To t al Year Boys Girls Total 1913 2 1 3 1927 10 8 18 1914 2 8 10 1928 7 12 19 1915 0 5 5 1929 6 8 14 1916 3 3 6 1930 8 18 26 1917 3 7 10 1931 8 19 27 1918 0 11 11 1932 8 17 25 1919 2 7 9 1933 7 17 24 1920 0 11 11 1934 9 16 25 1921 3 ■ 3 6 1935 8 21 29 1922 1 9 10 1936 9 25 34 1923 5 7 12 1937 9 17 26 1924 2 6 8 1938 14 27 41 1925 2 5 7 193 9 14 49 63 1926 3 8 11 Year AlCELIA HIGH SCHOOL EURO ILME ITT Humber pupils Humber Teachers 1924-25 89 3 1925-26 87 3 1926-27 123 4 1927-28 135 5 1928-29 129 5 1929-30 165 5 1930-31 158 5 1931-32 170 5 1932-35 178 5 1933-34 193 5 1934-35 209 5 1935-36 233 7 1936-37 251 7 1937-38 284 7 PER CAPITA COST OP INSTRUCT lOlT, BASED ON AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE - COMPARED WITH OUR NEIGHBOR COUNTIES- SgHooI Year 1936-37 Coun ty High School Elementary School AMELIA $26.41 19.16 Nottoway 37.87 19.80 Prince Edward 47.29 16.85 Chesterfield §40.85 21.98 Henr ico 35.95 26.66 Prince George $66.45 24.64 AIvIOUNT OE EUNDS RECEIVED BY THE AJvIELIA COUNTY SCHOOL 1 BOARD Year Srom State Board From Local Funds of Education 1929-30 31,815.88 30, 998. 69 1930-31 36,015.00 28, 990. 40 1931-52 35,640.23 31,209. 88 1932-33 32,270 83 28,813. 65 1933-34 29,455.39 28,556. 92 1934-35 33,104.54 33,394. 54 1935-36 32,648.45 31,576. 42 1936-37 35,907.11 49,255. 00 This shows that the State Board of Education has paid half the expenses of running the Amelia schools. NUMBER OE PUPILS TRANSPORTED BY THE AMELIA SCHOOL BUSES: Year High School Sian ent ary School Total 1929-30 Not Separat ed 205 1930-31 It 290 1931-32 It 305 1932-53 n 360 1933-34 180 230 410 1934-35 290 404 694 1935-36 348 5 98 946 1956-37 343 574 917 This transportation problem has grown so that it now takes a big slice out of the school budget- J. G. DICKERSON B. C. GARRETT S. E. TOWNSEND W. R. WIGGLESWORTH SUPERINTENDENT KATHERINE GREEN SECRETARY m PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATIOII Bessie IJelms Hill Teacher Upon a basic foundation of high personal courage I should vii h the Eler.ientary School to build these things in ny son: Fi rs t ; Straight thinking. He must face facts as they are, nust not warp nor contort then to his own advantage. Teach him to pursue a course of blinking to the most logical conclusion possible to him. Teach him that it is cowardly to abandon a thread of reasoning beco.use it runs afoul of his preconceived convictions cowardly to e ’’ade or omit the truth that threatens his own ends Second ! Open his eyes to beauty. Lead him to ’’see’ a well turned thought a beautiful painting; to feel exquisite harmonies - the glorie of nature. Teach that it is not weak to be moved by these things. Leave him his pov er to thrill - encourage him to prize spiritual ’VE.lues Third : He must respect the abilities consider the rights of others. ( The world seems alarmingly short of stock in these two cor.imodi tie s ) . My son must not be taught that he is inevitably superior nor irrevocabl inferior. Teach him that there are no superiorities save of merit, service, achievement. Make him know that great strength - true strength is ever gentle in its expression; that to it v ea.kness is a challenge for protection not an invitation to trample. I v ould have him know that there is no inferiority so despicable as that which grinds down the defenseless. Fourth : I want my son informed. Make accessible to him all that history offers of man’s strivings and the outcome of these efforts that he may have some guides toward formulating his own lines of action. Teach him to find out things for himself, not to be content to be told; not to accept unquestioningly the reactions - opinions • of any one. Direct him to where information may be found - develop in him a desire for appreciation of sources. When he has found his na terials help him develop the power of evaluating its v or thwhilene ss, of eliminating that which is useless to his purpose, of using effectively tiiat which he needs. Fif th; Guide but do not coerce him in his search to discover that task which will make him happiest in the executing. When he has found this thing which he likes best to do set him in the way of learning to do it well Let him not become that unhappy soul - an artisan bereft of his art Caution him lest in the pursuit of his own ends he thwart the aims of another. Happiness is too dearly bought that takes as its toll the sacrifice of a brother. The fulfillment of himself - his destiny in a good thing, an enriching experience only when it permits to all others the right it claims for itself To the elementary school I send this son of mine while he is young, fresh, plastic. Let it start him on the v;ays of thinking, feeling, learning, doing, and I shall feel that it has accomplished gloriously its mission of helping my son live to his fullest the life which nature through me Has given him. THREE DEEIHITIOHS EOR THOUGHT Governor Charles B Aycoch, of Horth Carolina: Education is getting out of boys and girls what is in then The first words spoken by Governor Ayco ck when he stood before iiis Legislature for the first tine was, Gentlenen, while I an Governor it will be treason to do anything against education T H. Briggs: The first duty of the school is to teach pupils to do better the desirable things they are likely to do anyway, and to reveal higher activities and to nake these both desired and to an extent possible Correll: Education is the developnent of personality. Dr Rollo G. Reynolds says tliat education becones a sinple thing and sinners dov n to this: The developnent of four powers - 1. The power to knov things To know the truth, and to knov what is really worth while. 2 The power to do things Doing things is the natural way of life. The boys and girls need to know how to do a hard task and get the pleasure out of knov ing that it has been well done This is one of the greatest satisfactions in life - the conpletion of a difficult task. 3. The power to think things Character is the iiabit of doing the right thing Eorce can keep a ciiild fron being bad, but being good nus t be his own idea He should be able to think things tiirough A good citizen is like a good jurymn capable of taking end weighing the evidence and arriving at a justifiable and sane conclusion. One generation of boys and girls who think for theriselves and this v ould be a different world 4 The power to feel things. Peeling is personal, it is the real YOU Ho generation v ill get anywhere unless v e feel right Tolerance is a feeling, fair pla.y is a feeling, love a,nd dependability are feelings. Which would you rather have, a child who is fair at play, or a crooked lawyer; a person who has. love in his yeart for others or a high-office politician It is more important for us to educate the emotions than give them knowledge of Chemistry and Latin. THE COIITEST OE PUBLIC CPI!JIOH ABOUT THE SCHOOLS V hat are the schools trying to do? Sooe people think the schools do not teach the things v orth nost Some say the schools must he classical and traditional Others just as strongly assert that education must he practical to prepare to live in the present v orld. How do children learn? Some think learning should he hy easy steps, and are accused hy others of wanting to sugar coat education Others insist that everything worthwhile is hard to do. Some say the schools are too difficult for children, v hile others say there is too much shallow work - not enough effort hy pupils. Some v ant drill upon facts and skills, hut others want children to do more things that have meaning at the time. The public really believes that Practice makes perfect, hut does not knoy( what practice, nor how much, nor when. Teachers are accused of being theoretical, or easy, or hard-headed, or hard-boiled, A lot of mothers believe in their hearts that they know more of the learning process than the teachers. Perhaps they do J Yet, nc clear opinion is abroad as to how children really should learn. Should the schools change? Some people are worried about the rapid changes in what is taught, how it is taught, and modern trends that are working out in the schools. Others are just as certain that the schools are not in step m th the times, that the lag between what we know and what we do is too great. The contrast between the attitude of wanting my-child-taught-as-I-was-taught and that of demanding the- latest-and-the-bes t is enough to put all school people on the spot. Are the schools democratic? We quite often hear people say the schools are not truly for all Gie children but just for those who are bright or whose families have some influence. Just as often v e hear others say that the public schools are so full of dull children lacking family background that all the products of the schools are bound to be mediocre. Are the schools too expensive? Some people believe the schools cost too much. They say we ha,ve gone in for too many fads and frills that should be paid for privately. Teachers are looked upon with questioning by many people. Yet the parent of any pp.rticular child wants that child’s teacher to be educated, cultured, of fine personality, well-mannered and well-behaved, a sort of model. Things at school are not too expensive for one’s own children. The emphasis upon the schools as free has probably been misplaced, THE INCREASED COST OE ELUCATIOH IS THE GOST OE IIICREASED EDUGATIOlh ■ yhat of the relations between teachers and parents? In the matter of school reports there is much lack of understanding on the part of parents, llany want the marks of success in children to satisfy their ovm pride. Report cards do not become a joint means of study for teachers and parents v ho should be really partners in human engineering. Parents who cannot control their own children expect the school to take care of all problems on some basis of reforming, ignoring, forgiving, or punishing. Should the schools be really free? The tendency is toward abolishirjg all fees, to provide mterials of learning, including publicly-owned textbooks, but iiany people are unho.ppy about it. It is but one step nore to serve a free i-ieal in the middle of the day and to provide acceptable clothing for those who need or v ill accept it. The schools are not so far removed from being relief agencies. Viiat reforns are needed? Any citizen in the coni.iunity can point out tilings which need improvement in the schools. Sometimes a -whole group of teachers are liismissed and a new start is made. Some demand older teachers, or married teachers, or home teachers. Others are sure younger, fresher, better-educated teachers from a distance are better. Long term as against a short term is debated. New curriculum versus old curriculum is an issue. The public is pretty sure something ought to be done - it doesn’t know v hat. CONCLUSION ; The schools must be related to all other social undertakings. Too often there is the tendency to assign work to the schools that belongs to other agencies. The schools ca,n not substitute for the home or church. They can neither solve the trade problems of training all youth for a world of work nor organize that work so as to carry on. Nor can they carry the total load of education that must go on continuously in the lives of ambitious and enterprising people of adult age. The schools cannot do everything . School education is not a panacea. Paul Hounchell, in ”The Virgihia Teacher ' , Ma ' - 1938. HOW TO IIAKE A TEACHER Select a young and pleasing personality; trim off all manner! SICS of voice, dress, or deportment; pour over it a mixture of equal parts of the wisdom of Solomon, the courage of young David, the strength of Samson, and the patience of Job, season vd th the salt of experience, the pepper of animation, the oil of sympathy, and a dash of humior; stev for about four years in a hot classroom, testing occasionally with the fork of criticism thrust in by a Principal or a Superintendent. V hen done to a turn, garnish with a small salary and serve hot to the c ommun i ty . OUR CHAPLAIN REV. D. P. ROGERS Our faithful and beloved Chap- lain, who has served this school in that capacity for 26 sucessive years. Mrs. Jackson this year is round- ing out her twenty years of serv- ice to this school and community. MRS. H. E. JACKSON MISS COFFEY MISS WARD MISS RUTHERFORD MR. HELTZEL ROY HELMS MR. STEELE MISS CROWE MR. HURD PRINCIPAI MR. LINDSEY MISS MARTIN MISS SPINDLE GLASS HISTORY The discovery oi the class of 19S9 was an accident Roux ytars ago, early on the morning of the 1st of October, 1925, the faculty of Amelia High School were strolling aimlessly ttiroigh the halls Suddenly they caught a glimpse of something new and strange. Just inside the front door, huddled together in mute embarrassment and anxiety, were the members of what became the class of 19o9 ' lo tne casual eye they seemed merely a group of ordinary boys and girls, well dressed, reasonably good-looking and badly frightened. But to the trained eyes of these experienced explorers, these trangers seemed di stinct individuals, each possessing talents, deficiencies, and capaoilities decidedly worth finding out Gently attempting to dispel the fears of the strangers, tne faculty bade than enter, and succeeded in gaining their confidence and friendship. Each of the discoverers became an e lorer. The grangers were given the name ‘•Freshmen’ , divided into small groups, and assigned to tlie care of different explorers. They were taught many new customs and manners, and required to learn difficult lessons The most unpleasant thing about this Freshman year was the contempt in which they v;ere held by those who had been residing in the school f or a longer period than they. Some of the Freshmen showed signs of unusual ability in various fields. Ann deKrafft won the tennis championship; Richard SydHP played baseball; and William Wright played basket ball At the end of the year, a terrible disaster befell the Freshmen. Although it was intended to prove of lastir benefit to them, they suffered greatly Many had their growth retarded a year by it, and u few, permanently disabled, left the Freshman class forever. This disaster was called Final Examinations and proved to be one of the worst massacres of the time. It is easy to understand v;hy the joys of the exempt knew no bounds. With the coming of the next September, the Freshmen were rename t Sophomores. The talents discovered the previous year werp rapidly developing, and the exploring teachers found much to please them, but also much to astonish them. Instead of the intellectual gold mines tha.t they had hoped to see, they found vast, arid spaces, totally uninhabited. The class organization of the Sophomores v as as follov s: President, Martha Selecman; Vice-President, Richard Sydnor ; and Secretar: Treasurer, Jane Beasley Amy Farley was a member of the cast of the winning contest play Jane Beasley was District Secretary of the Students Cooperative Association. Ann deKrafft, Webster Morris, and Stewart Deekens played on the basket ball teams Charles Holman, Webster Morris, Stewart Deekens, Richard Sydnor and William Wright played baseball. One of the most welcome incidents of this year v as the receiving of the news that there would he no exam inations And there have been none since. In the third year, owing to an old educational custom, the Sophomores became Juniors. This year they were organized under the leadership of Mary Hamner, with Richard Sydnor as Vice-President, Jane Beasley as Secretary, and Audrey Wright as Treasurer. This was a year of hard work and a great many of the class engaged in extra-curricular activities. A girls Hi-Y Club was organized and Kathleen Jones, Mary Hamner, Amy Parley and Mary Willson were cliarter members. The debate teams were victorious at Richmond and went on to Charlottesville. Elsie Wills, Amy Parley, and Mary Willson were members of these teams. The contest play, which v on the cup again this year, had an all Junior cast made up of Elsie Wills, Mary Hamner and Richard Sydnor. Three of the members of this class were among the representatives sent to the State S.C.A. Convention in Roanoke. A Library Club was organized and Ola Ruth Arrington, Virginia Maxey, Ethel Major, Mary Hamner, Amy Parley and Mary Willson v ere members. An important event of this year was the entertaining of the Seniors at the annual Junior-Senior Banquet. At the State Hi-Y Convention, Amy Parley was elected Secretary for the next year. She has the distinction of being the first girl ever to become a State officer. Ann deKrafft and Audrey Wright were on the basket ball team, and a number of the boys were on the baseball team. And now they come to the fourth and greatest year in the history of the class. They automatically became Seniors in September, aiid with the gaining of this title, they began to take them.selves more seriously than ever. And when I say ’’seriously , I mean, seriouslyl”. As the year drew to a close there v ere some v ho were positively dizzy v ith dignity, and a few others who could never be dignified. The organization of the Senior class was noteworthy, the .follow- ing list of officers being in charge: President, Richard Sydnor; Vice- President, Stewart Deekens; and Secretary-Treasurer, Emma Mason Warrinei Elijah Davenport v as Edi tor-in-Chief of the Annual and Audrey Wright was Assistant Editor. Martha Selecman, Jane Beasley, and Charles Holman were Business Managers, and Ola Ruth Arrington and Wayne Collins were Peature Editors They had an all-senior girls basket ball team as well as a number of Senior substitutes. Those playing basket ball v ere Virginia Shank, Madge Lav son, Audrey Wright, Elva Lav son, Ann deKrafft, Amy Parley, Mary Hamner, Margaret Mitchell, Jane Beasley, ard. Martha Selecman. Richard , Sydnor , Stewart Deekens, Charles Holman, Webster Morris, and William Wright played on the boys basket ball team. Representatives from this class were again sent to the State S.C.A. Convention, this year held in Williamsburg. Amy Parley was elected President of the District D Students League. It has been four years since they stood, embarrassed and afraid, just inside the front door, huddled together to meet a nev adventure They have written now on the pages of Amelia High School History, and pass on, perhaps with more confidence than when they came. They go now to take their place in the outside world of complexities. mo ' WHO 1 1T HE SEH R GLASS 1 Best looking; Katherine White Charles Holman 2 Most popular; Mary Willson Richard Sydnor 3, Cutest; Virginia Shank Elijah Davenport 4 Most studious; Ola Ruth Arrington Corbin Easter 5 Neatest; l Iargaret Anderson Ralph Hastings 6 Best sport; Audrey Wright Stewart Deekens 7 Most bashful; Alice Morris Corbin Easter 8. Best all-round; Audrey Wright Richard Sydnor 9 Biggest primp; Elsie Wills William Wright 10 Most likely to succeed: Mary Willson Corbin Easter 11 Best natured: Emma Mason Wrriner Stewart Deekens 12 Wittiest; Elsie V ills Wayne Collins 13 Biggest flirt; Mary Hamne r Charles Holman 14 Biggest giggler; Elsie Vfills Billy King 15 Biggest talker: Martha Selecman Charles Holman 16 Q,uietest: Alice Morris Corbin Easter 17 Laziest: Mar ’ ' Hamne r Charles Holman 18 Most independent; Amy Earley Elijah Davenport 19. Kindest; Dorothy Ellingson Stewart Deekens 20 Most athletic: Ann de Krafft Webster Morris 21. Biggest nuisance: Slsie Wills Cliarles Holman 22. Best dancer; Elsie Wills Richard Sydnor 23. Man-hater: Betty Jackson 24 V o man-hater; Corbin Easter EDITH EDITH RUTH MARGARET ELVIRA LITTLE CHUMNEY SMITH YEATTS YEATTS WILNA JESSIE MARY ALICE OLA RUTH SNOW WARHINER HAMNER MORRIS ARRINGTON EMMA MASON THELMA COSBY LORRAINE MARY WARRINER WINGO PERRIN NOLAN WILLSON JAMES JANE VIRGINIA RALPH IRIS ALLEN BEASLEY MAXEY HASTINGS HADEN V •- • . MARGARET BETTY HERMAN ANN MILDRED ANDERSON JACKSON REAMES de KRAFFT JENKINS VIRGINIA EDITH STUART CORBIN KATHLEEN BARNARD CRONE DEEKENS EASTER JONES IRENE HELEN VIRGINIA MARGARET RICHARD MORRIS SHRUM BEAVER MITCHELL SYDNOR MADGE PRESTON WAYNE CHARLES EMMA MAE LAWSON LOWRY COLLINS HOLMAN WEST MARY BILLY WEBSTER ELSIE MARIE ETHEL MUNFORD KING MORRIS WILLS EANES MAJOR ROBERT KATHERINE EDITH MARY RUTH IRENE AUDREY MORRIS WHITE POINDEXTER VERNON VICK WRIGHT MARTHA ELIJAH ERCELLE LUCY MAE WILLIAM SELECMAN DAVENPORT JONES LONG WRIGHT VIRGINIA ELVA DOROTHY AMY LUCILLE SHANK LAWSON ELLINGSON FARLEY PRICE .Ji.™ . J Ji ,T ., I C S JAIviES ALLEII, Ford Va . Member of Literary Committee 1935-36 Member of Auditorium Committee 1936-37 Member Choral Club 1936-38 Member of Health Committee 1937-38 James has been a very quiet boy during his high school days, but he s always seemed to do whatever was asked of him. MARGARET MAE U©ER 01I, Mattoax Va. (Kitty) Member basketball squad 1938 President of Veleda Club 1938 Member of Athletic Committee 1938 Member Blackboard committee 1936 Member of Choral Club 1936 Under Kitty’s reserve and sophistication there is always a smile and a good word for her many and true friends. She is studious and deserves the success she has obtained. • ' Hever too sad, never too gay A rare good girl in every way. OLA RUTH ARRIlIGTOil, (Polly), Amelia Va. feature editor of Annual Staff 1938-39 Member of Choral Club 1935-39 Libra,ry Agsistant 1936-37 Member of Library Club 1937-39 Member of Critic Coronittee of S.C.A» 1937 Member of Literary CoLimittoe of S.C.A. 1938 Chairman of Blackboard Comiittee of S.C.A. 1938 Member of Veleda Club 1938 I’m sure we shall all remember Ola Ruth for her smile and friendly disposition and her ability to me,ke frienas and keep them. VIRGIHIA BaRLNARL, (Little Jinny), x meliaVa. Member of Blackboard Committee 1935-36 Virginia hias had ma.ny friends during her foui’’ years at Amelia. She is alv ays ready l o lend a hjslping hand and will do anything she can for you. Her sweet disposition and auiling face will be missed by everyone . J HS EVELYH BEASLEY, Chula Va . President of Ereshune.n Class 1935-36 Memb er o f Heal th C ormii 1 1 e e 1935-37 Secretary-Treasurer Sophomore Class 1936-37 Secretary of District S.C.A. meeting 1936-37 Member of Piaygrouna Comiaittee 1937 Secretary of Junior Class 1937-38 Member of Choral Club 1937-38 Membe r o f Sha d e s C omm ittee 19 38 Vice-President of S.C.A. from Senior Room 1938-39 Member of annual staff 1938-39 Member of basketball squad 1938-39 We shall always remember Jane as a very dignified Senior. She is easy to get acquainted with and her good disposition will linger in our memory. Jane has been active in her high school life and here ' s hoping she keeps up the good work. ilstxy Virginia Beaver (Biggy) , Jetersville Va. Meriber of Blaclcboard Coixiittee 193 5-56 Lleober of Teachers Club 1936-37 ller.ib er of Pia yg r o und c o lki ittee 1936 Member of Choral Club 1936-37-38 A very sweet girl and a goud sport is the happy brunette of our Senior Class V g know Biggy v ill be greatly mi seed by everyone. V e wish her as much success in the future as she has had in the past. EDITH CHU1.HJEY, Mannboro Va . Library assistant 1935-37 Member Librai ' y Club 193 7-58 Reporter of Library Club 1937-38 Program Leader of jVeleda Club 1938-59 Member of Choral Club 1938-39 We shall o-lways remember Edith o.s one of our studious and dignified seniors. She is always friendly and ready to lend a helping han d ► li YHE COLLINS, i melia Va. Member Choral Club 1935-36 feature Editor of The Amelian 1938-39 Tfeyne will always be remembered by his classmates for his happy-go-lucky ways. He has brightened up ioany e, dull class with his sparkling wit and humor.. Always mischievous, he will not soon be fo rgo 1 1 en . Go od 1 uc k , V ay no . EDITH CRONE, (Boodo) , Chula Va Member uf Blackboard Commiittee 1938 Interesting, sweet, intellectual ana neat, To h.iel i£. High Schuol she is a treat. ELIJaH DaTENPORT, (Lige), ihielia Va- Member Athletic Coi.miittee 1935-36 Membtr Hgalth Conimittee 1936-57 Mgi-iber i udit riuio Comj.iittee 1957-38 Cha ir i.m n He o.l t h C ommi ttee 1937-38 Che, irman reporting CoLmittee 1938-39 Member Hi-Y Club 1937-39 Vioe-Pr esiaent E.E.xi.- Chapter 1938-39 Chairmen E.E.A. Program Committee 1938-39 Vice-President S.C.A. 1938-39 Home -Room President 1938-39 Edi to r-in-Chie f of The iomelian 1938-39 Elijah will alv ays be remei..bered by the students of Amelia Hi ,h Sch „ ' l for his happy smile Elijah is an active worker in the clubs of the school. S TEWi RT DEEME NS ( De e k s ) , Am el i a Va . Member Basket ball team 1936-39 Member Letter Club 1936-39 Member of Monogram Club 1937-39 Member Hi-Y Club 1936-39 Vice-President Epeshman Class 1935-36 Vice-President Senior Class 1958-39 Member Soci M Committee 1938-39 Membor Reporting Committee 1936-39 Member Shades Cormiittee 1937-36 Member auditorium Committee 1936-37 Stewart is a very active Lieiuber ui the Senior Glass, hull of fun and very dependable, he will be r.iissed a great deal when he leaves. V e shall always renenber hin and we wish him a happy future. xilTd de KRii.l ' l ' T , i.ielia Ilenber of Chural Club 1935-39 Schoul Tennis Chanpion 1935-36 Member of Basics t ball teem 1936-38 Member of Letter Club 1936-38 Member of Hi-Y Club 1936-39 Member of Entertainment Com-dttee 1935 Mei-iber of Literary Comi-iittee 1937 Member f Sha,des Committee 1937-38 Member of Reporting Comi ' .dttee 1938 Member of Health Coirmit tee 1938-3 9 v7e shall remember Ann fjr her ability to pic, y basket b£ ll and her interest in all sports. She he, s many friends £-nd has been a very active student all tlir ugh ner schv l 6,c ' .iys. MARIE idlHE EAHES, Mattoax Va- Marie has been dependable and trustworthy in :,11 ;.f her sch-ol worm. She has been a member of the class tha,t is now seniors for the three previous years. Marie is the type of girl mi. v ill do well in life a,nd the Senior class is proud of her. CO RB I IT S TER , u uue 1 i a Va • Member of grounds Ci-i:.miit tee of S.C.A. 1938-39 Corbin is a quiot and reserved boy. He is very studious. He seems to be a dry-witted person. In spite of his quietness and reserve, he has i.any friends in school and see..is to value tlie m a great deal. DOROTHY IRENE ELLINCbON (Dot), Amelia Va. Member of Choral club 1936-37-38-39 Member of Student Teachers Club 1938 Member of Ljterary Committee of S.C.ii.. 1938 Library .assistant 1936-37 Speller in Hews Leader C...ntest 1938 ”Dot is the youngest mem.ber of our class. She stands out among us because of her kindness and sv eet disposition. v7e all feel sure that with her sunny smile ana willingness to aio. sho mil succeed in all her future work. AT-Y LOUIbE E-t ' ' i.RLEY (Little Baby), n. elic. Va. Member of Basket ball squad 1935-36; 1938-39 S.C.A. Vice-Presiuent 1935-36 Member of Contest Play 1936-37; 1938-39 Member I onogrcx. Club 1936-39 Chairman of Reporting Comii..it tee 1936 -37 Chair mn of Health Committee 1938 Member of Library Club 1937-39 Member of Choral Club 1935-39 Member Debating Team 1937-38 President of Girls ' Hi-Y Club 1937-39 President of -oietrict D Students’ Orgenizatiom 1938-39 -rt.my, with her determination and confidenco, is certain to rea.ch her goal on the long road ahead of her. IBIS H..DEN, Va- Veleda Club Lenbtr 1938-3 9 Iris is uiie tbe quietest anc, best-nannered girls in sdnoel. Vi ' c shall always reaa ' .boer her sweet di spusi ti ' jn . I j .RY Eih-iTER , ii.ii.iun Va. President PresJauan Class 1935-36 Ilei-ibcr Ch-rr.l Club 1935-3 9 hecber Hi-Y Club 1937-39 heiuber L ' oni.gra.i Club 1937-39 President Junior Class 1937-38 Chaplain Hi-Y 1937-3 9 Secretary of I. nograii Club 1938-39 Ilenber of Bashet ball squad 1938-39 lYnber of C- ntost Play 1937-39 Loiiber Library Club 1937-39 We shall always racer.iber i-ary’s great snilo anu hor willingness to do whatever she was ,,,shed. ohe t oh an active ;C,rt in sch l plays, as well as sports. Both the Seniors and unuer clasaaen will miss her. Ri-j-LPH IL-i-STI llCb , u. ' .elia . Ralph has n.; t be on with us s long. Theref re, he has n.t talcen part in r.any of our activities. He is a good student, however, and a nice, quiet boy. I £u.- sure we shall all loiss hir.i and that he will have nuch success in his future life. dL Rfjiii Q HO If j i li . o 1 i a . Ilenber of Health Connittee 1935-36 i -eirb or of bocial Connittee 1936 ' 38 h ' ei ' -ber of Baseball t 0 cil.l 1937-38 Henber of Letter Club 1937-39 hciaber f Bashet ball tean 193 8-3 9 lanbor of Hi-Y Club 1938-39 Business hanager of The o.ielian 1938-39 Chr. rles will alv; ays be renenbered as a good athlete and a good sport. He has tahen an active part in all scho ' ol activities. He is the biggest talher in the ioenior cl£. ss iJia always ha. s a.n answer ready f . r ;any question he is ashed. Charles, w ' e feel sure yoU will succeed in life a.nd we wish you iruch success in c.ll that you undertake. BETTY J..CKb01I, . nelia Va . President Preshr.ic.n Class 1935-36 Clio ' . irnnji Health Connittee 1935-36 Chr.iri.r.n bha.des Coi-Xiittee 1936-37 I-enber of Yhle tic Conn.ittee 1937-38 henber of Girls ' Hi-Y 1938-39 Betty is little, neat a. no nice; bhe docs her test ixid Aiia-t is right. V e c.ll look to Betty as being a successful i..enber of our bonior cla.sb. - etty t.lways tips i.rount. easily enough n.-t to ann ' y anyone. We look forward to Betty ' s being a, successful girl in all she undertakes to do. LIIJ)RED JENKINS, Jeter«¥ille Va Kei-Noer Iionugrai- Club 1938-39 Honorary loei.iber of Velecla Club 1938-39 Quiet, serioub and utterly loyal - That’s Lildred She always has a sweet sr.iile fv-r everyone and is never too busy t d j socething for her school. Here’s wishing you ]-:uch success, I ' .ildred ERCELLE JOKES (Prissy), Lattoax Va issistant in Principal ' s Offico 1938-39 lier.iber of the S.T.C. Club 1937-38 Lei-iber of Choral Club 1936-38 Speller in News-Leader Contest 1937-38 Ileuber of BlacNbuard CoLn.iittee 1935-36 Short ana neat, gi.y anu sweet; That little si.iile can’t be beat Ercelle will alwa,ys be reoenbered for her sweet sr.iile and her sunny disposition. Here ability to win friends and keep tiieri will a Iway s be rei.i eieb er ed in ..i. . K . S KATHLEEN B. JONES, Earls Va- Secretary of Ereshi.£ ' .n Class 1936-37 Vice-President of Junior League 1936-37 President uf ol.. freshnan divisijn 1937-38 I ' cr.iber of Blackboard’ Cor.uoit tee 1937 renioer of Playground CcuLiittee 1938 Ilenber ofP.T.C. 1937-33 Chair r.xin of Critic Cor.inittee 193 9 llenber of Sir Is ' Hi-Y Club 1937-39 Treasurer Girls’ Hi-Y Club 1938-39 Kathleen- is kin-., witty, generous an., friendly and has won nieny friends at A.H.S. BILLY KING, In.. el i a lienber of Sha.ues Coi-j.iit tee 1935-36 Hoinber of Grounds Cor.ii ' oittee 1936-37 IleLiber of Repair Cor.ii.iit tee 1937-38 Iier.iber of Playgrouna C oonit tee 1938-39 Billy, better known by his classieates as Kinkus , is liked very Liuch by everyone Billy is always r ec.dy to give his assistance whenever needed We hope that Billy will get his course in whispering that his teachers are alv ays after him to get. ELV.li. LilV SON (Honey Boe), i..attoo.x Va. r.cnber Blackboard Coru ' .iit tee 1936-37 Libro.ry . 1.0 sis tan t 1938-39 IIer.ib er of the Basket ball tear.! 1938-39 Elva, whoi-iv e all adnire. Is alv ays cheerful anc. gc.y; Of her funny rer.iarJcs, we never tire, jiS v e listen to the 1.1 each day, V e shall alv ays r eioeuber Elva as being very energetic in participating in school o.ctivitics. Her funny jokes and good sportsnan ship ha,vc nade her a well .knew n p layer on ttie basket bCvll tean. LLxDGil luiV SOIJ (Puney), .-.uelia Va I ' ci ' -iPer Basket ' tall tear: 1938-3 9 Secretary-Treasurer Veleua Glut 1938-39 The activities listed ahove sh jv; that Iladje was very popular with her schoulnates. Being a oenber of the basket ball tean proves that she is loyal t her scliool and is working f.r its interest. She showed her a,bility anu willingness t take an active part in the .. rganizat ions of the scli . ol ly her position in the Vcleaa Club. I.aclge will be renenbered for her loyc.lty, sincerity and willingness to Cooperate with the school in any way possible. ilDI TH KIm]I h L I TTLS ( Ti nk ) , .n ie 1 ia Va . Chai ri-ian d i t o r i ui.i C oni.h ttee 1933-54 Edith is kn.wn to her intirate frieicds as Tink”. She always seens to be laughing; thus she is £- person that evory ne likes to have around . LUCY I..E LOhC, Jetersville Va- Lucy b-ae is a quiet, but very studious girl, V e know that the teachers will niss her quiet presence in the cl as s r o O ' Sh e will 1 0 ng be r er-iChbered c. s a kina am. friendly classnate. vie oa e sure that her sweet si-iilo v ill gain r.iany friends mr her in the c hoing years. Lucy I.iat. , nay you always oe succesoful. VIRGIITL. PRESTOh LOi ' Pdf (Pret), .Uhlia Va. I .erib or f B 1 a c.k b o ar d G jla.A ttee 1935-36 Ilehber . udit ..r iun Coia..;ittec 1936-37 1.4.01.1 oc r Playgrounu Coih-ittee 1937-38 Ilenber of Choral Club 1937-38 Presdion has boen a very likal le girl in her m ur years of high sell--.. 1 Work. We shall always rer ' .e::i ' ' ' L r her, ano her ability to flirt v ith all the boys. ETHEL IPlJOR (Pete), i.i-.elia Va. Hcnber Health Counittee 1935-36 Library iiesiistant 1936-37 1 -oeb er of Li br car y Club 1 937 - 3 8 Short anl plui.4p; they call her Pete; that friendly smile is hard to beat. Sthol is a very nice young lady an... always willing tc do her ,jart , VIRCIHI.. lo XEY (Jenny), .melia Heiiiber of Choral Club 193 5-39 Library s is tant 1956-39 1. -enb r of Li b r ar y Club 1937-59 Virginia is a girl whw will E.lwe.ys be r ei ' .icni-.e red in u.;elia High Schv ol as a quiet and ' lexy intelligent student, olie ccji get along with everyone cai.: never interferes with ' ..ther people’s business. She is a girl who is sure to succeed. I.c RG..RET i:.ITGKaLL, mielia Va. llenbor of Student Teachers Club 1937-38 H-eiiber of Ba sleet ball squad 1938-3 9 I ai ' .i sure we shall never forget Largaret,the sh rt, black - haired girl of the Senior class of 1939. She is a iwcober of our cla,S£ we are prouo. iil though she has not won great fane in high sch ..! v o are sure she vyill go far in her future life. ELIZ. STH LORRIS, Jetersville Va. llenLer of Reporting CoLTiiittcc 1934-35 lieuloer of a .uclitur iun Conriit toe 1938-39 vlice is r. very quiet, but a very stuliou;. girl. 8he is v ell li. ' ced by all v ho iinL-v her and she is sure to succeed in everything she un dertaice s • IRidU LORRIS (Jii.e:iy), Jetersville Va . Ithough Irene has nut talcen part in any activities, I hnuw sl:ie vail be successful. V c shall always renenber her as a bashful an., quiet girl of this class. ROB. RT IIORRIS, Jetersville Va . henber of Repair Coovittoe 1938-39 Robert will be renenbered as being one of our snaller 1 uys in the Senior class. He appears very dignifiea to a lot of folks, but really he is not. He edways seci.is ready to help anyone that night need his assistance. I an sure RL. ' :ert will b.e greatly ..issed by everyone when he leaves i. ' ..!ielia Hlgn ochuol. ■JiliBbTER HORRIb ( ebby) , Jetersville Va. j ' aabe r baseb lj. 1 t er.i.: 1 93 6- 39 lleriber basket ball tean 1935-39 l-Siober of Letter Club 1936r37 L ' e- ' -ib r of iiUJ.it or iu:.. Goordttee 1938-39 I-Qiiber of GrounciS Cunnittee 1938-39 Henbe r iithle tic Coraiittee 1938-39 Webby Ixis pr. ven to be one of our best athletes and th .ugh not a brilliant scholar, has riade his graces. He is well liked by all and we wish hire the best of luc .k in years to cone. IdiRY ] .UHPORD (I.onkeyfo u t ) , I bannb or o V,- . Henber of Shades Goi-aiittee 1936-37 I-enbur of Blackboard GoiOinittee 1937-38 Ileribe ref Gho r al G lub 1 93 7 -3 9 We shall always renenber l.ary, for her joyful laughter ana pleasant snile. LORRIIHL VIRGIlII.i HOfiH, Chula Va. IJ.eiib e r Bi i. ck b ar d c o nivi ttee 1934-35 IJenber Velede. Club 1938-39 Library i gsistant 193 8-39 Henber of Litera,ry Connittee 1936-37 Lorraine v ill always b ' e renenbered for her ‘ ' .t .ad snile and funny renarks. She likes to tease other people v hen she ccji but she doesn’t nind being teased. This shuv s her good spo rt snrjn ship . Lorraine will be uissed by everyone, especic.lly her best friends, vHen she leaves COSBY PERRI II (Perrin), Deat.inville Va. Henber Social Goni.:ittee 1935-36 I.enber of Critic Comiittce 1937-38 I-enoer of Choral Club 1937-38 Henber of iiUdituriun Gorinittee 1938-39 Reporter of P.P.xi. 1938-39 ' We shall alv a s raaenber Cosby as o. very quiet boy. He is alvyays easy to get along with, ana liked by ever: ’ ' onc. He is always rea,dy to express his opinion when called upon. Cosl ' .y is known as a very good sport tiir-uughuut the schuol EDITH i:r E POINDEXTER, Hannboro Va. Lember of udi tor ium Committee 1938-39 Edith liae is a very quiet girl but what she says is worthwhile Here’s hoping your later life will be filled with happiness and success. LUCILLE HUHTiSR PRICE (Ludy) , Jetersville Va- Lucille will alv ays be remembered by us as a kind and considerate friend, bhe is a very jolly and good-natured girl v ho seems to get the most from life. Her main hobby seeins to be reading, as slie is to be seen with a book at all times. HERj ' EEJ RE lPfiS, ii.melia Va. Chairman Grounds Committee 1936-37 Chairman of Repair Committee 1938-39 iUiielia v ill alv ays remember Herman because of his ability to ( talk in class so much and get av ay with.it. although Pieman is loud in his speech, he is a very popular boy among the student body. IliRTH.. oELECUlH, Chula Va. Ilember Playground Committee 193 5-36 Llenber bhades Committee 1936-37 Llembor of Critic CoiTimitt ee 1937-38 Lember bocial Comr. ' ittee 1938-39 President Preshman Class 1935-36 President of bophomore Class 1936-37 Vice-President b.C. i. 1937-38 Ilember of .annual btaff 1938-39 heLiber of Basket ball squad 1938-39 V e shall always remember Lartha as one of the biggest talkers of the ben ior class, but in spite of this we shall miss her companion- ship very much, V q believe that Lartl ' ia will succeed in whatever she undertakes and will go far in the outside world. NELLIE VIRGINL. bPLJJK, Chula Va- Ilember Health Comimttee 1935-36 Ilember of Grounas Committee 1936-37 Playground group leader 1936-37 Captain softball team 1936-37 I-emb e r of R eP o r t i ng C or.imi ttee 1937-38 Ilember of Critic Committee 1938-3 9 IlQiiiber of Basket ball team 1938-3 9 Iq shall alv ays remember Virginia by her smile. She has taken part in many of the school activities and alv ays is willing to lend a helping hand. HELEN LUCILLE bHRUl., ..melia Va. The Senior class of imelic-- High bcbool will never forget that quiet, studious and aignified Helen. Here’s wishing you grand success. RUTH H.iZEL blilTH, melia Va. IiGi.ibcr of Biackbo3.rd Committee 1935-36 Ilember of Playground Coiimiittee 1936-37 Ilember of Veleda Club 1938-39 Ilember of Choral Club 1938-3 9 Ilember of Critic Cor.]i.ii t tee 1938-39 Pep G,nd fun all v ra,pped. uii) in one V ell that ' s Ruth, the sv eet girl v hosG sniles and laughter are the secrets of her host of friends, .xll that there is left to say is, ¥e don ' t Icnovv .hy like you, Excep)t because its you - This i-ay not be logic. But goodness knov s it ' s tmo. . ILiL. BLIZ. BBTH SlW i , .U-ielia Va. Vic --President S.C..v. 1936-37 hQCb e r of blite d e s C oiin.i ittec 1937-38 Song Leader 1938-3 9 hQDber of uhoral Club 1936-39 V ilna is a funny lass, the j oiliest girl in the Senior Class; vd. th green eyes ana hair tha,t v ill curl, always sniling; a very sweet girl. The Benior class, especially, will alv ays reieeiubcr , ilna, who is striving for tliat goal - a vocalist. RIClL-vRD BURT on BYLiJOR , J.annboro Va. bocretary-Treasurcr of Preshian Class 1935-36 Chair ran of Repair Comiittee 1936-37 heiaber Reporting Goio.iittec 1937-38 Chs-iri- ' an of health Coimittee 1937-38 ] Qi ' .iber baseball squad 1935-39 I-er.ber of Cheerleading teon.i 1936-38 j ' .enber of Baseball team 1938-3 9 School debater 1938-3 9 Vice-President Junior Class 1937-38 One-Mvct Play Contest 1937-38; 1938-39 Secretary-Treasurer of r.ono gran Club 1937-38 President lone gram Club 1938-39 henber Hi-Y Club 1936-39 President Hi-Y Club 1938-39 President Senior Class 1938-39 Secretary of B.C. v 1938-3 9 llgOber ch«jral Club 1936-37 One of the best known and Liost popular boys of this class is Richard, you see, he has tel:en part in r.xost of the sch-;ol activities a.nd V7C are sure that our school has been greatly benefited by his w)rk. Through these activities, he has gained one of the r.icst valua ' le treo.sures since he has been in high school - friends. Good sportsman- shixO and willingness go with Riclic-ru ' s school work. i:x.RY RUTH VERHOiT (Jack), .u. elia Va hgLibor Blackboard Committee 1934-35 Ghairran i-udi tL riun Committee 1936- 37 hemlDer Choral Club 1937-38 hember Critic Coimnittee 1938-39 .i-melia High School will rhss Hary Ruth ' s strile ana v inning ways The students will long remember her as a fun-loving, happy ana . smiling girl. We wish her success. IfLiiFi!] VICK, (Rene), l-annbero Vo. It is easy to be pleasant when life flows aluTog like a so But the i-ian w.. rth v hile is the nan whu can snile , V hen everything g es dead v r ng. Irene cane back to us after three years al:sence Vo have rei-ionbered her in the past and shall renenber her in the future as a pleasc.nt and quiet girl. Che is very studious, and though she is sonevifhat quiet, she Ivjuks upon everything with a snile laioOK VlRRIISR , noelia Vo, Kenber .auditor iui: Gor-uhttee 1335-36 I ‘en b c r Sht . d e s C Ji.ooi ttee 1936-37 I. 0 nber Critic Cji.iijittee 1937-38 Student Teachers Club 1937-38 Chairnan Social Gui.mittee 1938-39 Lenber Hi-Y Club ].938-39 Secretar y-Trea,sur er Senior Class 1938 - 39 Lenber Choral Club 1935-39 i.enber Debating Tecuu 1938-39 ToJl and neat, cute end sweet, Iilr.il ' :.a lias on, you can’t be boat. She will always oe renenb ' ered for her sunny Jisposition, Thr- ugh that sweet snile nay her host ..f friends be as great in the fu t ur e as in he r high s c ho u 1 days . JRSSIE BRYCE ' ■.V RRIIIER , Chula V-.. iLenb e r . i.udi to r i un C onni t tee 1935-36 Office jissistant 1936-37 Though often seen but seldon heard, Jessie will long be renaibered by the Senior Class ‘-■f ..oielia High Schcol, ELI.: . Li.E ’.TEST (Lae Vest), Latte ax Va, Lenber Ent ertainr.ent Coin.iittee 1934-35 L jrig will Eni-ia Ilie be rer.icnbered as one of the quietest nenbors of the Senior Class. Her uispositiun is quite different fror.i that of La.e VeBt, Sne has very little to say to anyone except to her closest friends. K.THERIHE CENEVi. VHITE (Kat), Lattjax Va. Lenber Blackboard Connittee 1934-35 Ve shc.ll always renenber Katherine for her snile end her beauty. She is always ready to uo her part in everything. ELSIE LOUISE V ILLS, Lannboro Va Chairnan lueitoriun C-.nnittee 1935-36 CLc. irnan Blackbjard Coni..ittee 1936-37 I -onb er Critic C onn.i ttee 1937-38 lienber Student Teaehers Club 193 7-38 Lenber Debating Club 1937-38; 1338-39 Lenb.er one-act play contest 1937-38; 1938-39 Lenber Ch.ral Club 1935-37 Secretary-Treasurer Suphonore Gla.ss 1937-38 Elsie is a lot .f fun and likes to tease. She is very good natured and sniles with ease; L better classnate can not be founa , in the nearby city, state or town. Elsie is also known as our class’ biggest giggler and prinper. i:..RY IL.RlIIilS V ILLSOII, nelia Va Vice-President 5.C.A. 1935-37 Secretary i-onot rai-i Club 1935-37 Chair: an Critic Cor.mittee 1336-37 I.enber Choral Club 1936-39 IlQiiber Library Club 1937-3 9 President ILrio rruii Club 1937-38 I ‘enbe r Ilono raiu C lub 1 938 - 39 LcHber Hi-Y Club 1937-38 Secretary Hi-Y Club 1938-39 IleLiber Debating Tear. 1937-39 Cheer Leader 1936-38 Ilei-iber Social C ..n:nittee 1957-38 President S C.. i.. 1938-39 Class Valedictorian 1938-39 Ilary v;ill l ng be raeer.ibered for the excellent worl: she has done here in school, eiie is liked by everyone, cna hc.s the ability to get along with all T(vhor.j. she rieets o’e slnall always rei— ei.ii er her as a sv eet sriiling girl, c.nu the one senior tliat will ' e uost likely to succeed, raking her classrr. tes proue. of her. THLLI...,. ' . IITGO (SWootpea), Jetersville Va. Kenber Choral Club 1937-39 Ve sl ' ir.ll rJ-wa-ys r erer.ber Theirs, as one of the quietest girls in the Senior class. She is a very stu hous person. ' .Ic arc sure she will be successful in any vacation she uiiv ertake s . PLOREHCL ..UDRLY VRIGHT , ..rclia Vp.. Chairran of Social Conrittee lo36-37 Lei-ibcr of Social Coraiittee 1937-38 Vice-President S.G..t ' j.. 1938-3 9 Treasurer Junior Class 1937-38 .ii-ssistant Editor The Lrxl ian 1938-39 Kei-iber Choral Club 1935-38 I ler.ib e r Vq 1 e da Club 1938-39 Herd: or Ki-Y Club 1938-39 Iler.ib or Basket ball team 1937-38 Captain of Basket ball team 1938-39 llQi ' -iber of Letter Clul: 1938-3 9 .tiUdrey is a very quiet but loving girl. She is a g-od spurt and iaal.es a success of everything she undertalies. ..udrey has laany friends in xaelia High School a,nd is liked by everyone. WILLIjJ.- BRIGHT, I.attoax Vp, . Ilenb or Basket ball teoia 1934-3 9 Hel-ib er Track teooa 1935-36 Hejober Baseball teoxi 1936-38 r.enber Letter club 1934-39 rilways talking cxd chewing gun, i.lways kidding ana funn of fun, ii.lways eager for laughter or jest, Tha t ’ s th e . i 1 1 i an we 1 i ke b es t . I lUDE YS..TTS, Jeters villo Va Ilei- ' J-er of Choral Clul: 1937-38 ].-Qi:ioer Playground Coixiittee 1938-39 Here’s Hlvira ready fur fun. She is tliore wtien ¥e need her vvith her hely au ' d friendliness, dhe has always d;nie her worlc willingly. She will He r.iisseu hy all. S 1 .FL 1 .H luJ-cG.iRET Yhu TTS, Jetersville Va • ilender of Choral Cluh 1935-36 Liargarot is always happy and rea,dy fur fun. She ha,s Seen very easy to get acquainted v ith an., has Leon extrone ly w ell liked dy everyone who has knuv n hur. Largaret, here’s ii-pin you will find life outside of schuul as happy as it has deen here. Herman Reams: I wonder how old Hiss Spindle is9 Villiam Wright: Quite old, I imagine They say she used to teach Caesar. Hiss Ward: Kelvin, how ms,ny hones have you in your body? Kelvin; I don’t Icnow. Kiss V ard: You were told yesterday. l.elvin: Yes, but I had fish for breakfast this morning. Kr. Hurd: Here young man, ' ■ou should not hit that boy ’Aien he ’ s down . Billy King: G’way. What do you think I go t him dov n for? Did you ever doctor another doctor? Yes , very often. Well, does a doctor, doctor, a doctor the way the doctored doctor wants 1 0 be doctored, or does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor the ottier doctor according to his own doctoring? GIPTS YOU SHOULD KAKL : To your enemies - forgiveness To your opponents - Tolerance To a friend - your friendship To a child - a good example To your parents - respect and affection To all men - Charity. o CQ •H B o- (U (U -H O rQ ■H iH •H 02 H : O O r 02 e-. •H CO Q 0 O fcifl G O O o CO bjD •H w •H c •H O Ercelle Jones not looking for an Oldsmobile on Wednesday ft night? Mary Hamner not being down and out after the holidays? Elva Lawson not wanting to go to Pov hatan? Ruhie Thore not wanting a • ' gen”? Dorothy Ellihgson being grown up? Ruth Smith not flirting? Jessie V arriner knov ing her history lesson? Martha Selecmn not being always V right”? Madge Lawson not liking the name ' ' Bill”? Wayne Collins being a preacher? Herman not doing extra work? Richard Sydnor not liaving at least three girls around him at all times? Ethel Major as tall as Jane Beasley? Billy King not talking about Chemistry? Thelma Wingo as large as Molly Clark? (5 0 ■H O tiD+ o getting a broken 02 (D ' H -JJ +0 0 - 9 . 0 o si! hD a 0 H p M 43 43 M •H p p •H Cu PA 43 P CO oJ (d3 •H 43 p O -H Wilna Snow not having a book overdue? Webster Morris riding a horse without leg? Charles Holman ta,king a whispering course? Emma Mason Warriner not trying to reduce? Mary Willson not being dignified? Betty Jackson as loud as Herman Reames? Elijah Davenport’s V-8 using less than five gallons gas every time it turns a corner? Stewart Deekens being a game warden? Mr, Heltzel leading the chore,! club? Miss Rutherford playing the piano for chapel? Miss Ward as thin as Miss Martin? Miss Spindle teaching a freshmein class? Mr, Lindsey pJ. owing all (i£?uy? Mr, Hurd being an old man? Henry Waldrop missing the fair one night? A freshman on the girls basketball team? Ann deKrafft and Amy Farley running during a basket ball game? The Sophomore class paying their S,C.A, dues on time? Mr Heltzel not saying, Thatts p CD CH- ct ft P- CD 3 CD 3 CD 3 ft CD O o 3 CD ft CD 3 H- o o 3 CD o c+ ft p H- 3 cq tv ft H- H- oq 3 ftOq oq 3 ft CD H- C+- C CD oq 0 c: •H O Ah +3 PA of ft CD ft H- 0 H- 3 H- P w p 3 3 P 3 CD CD 3 B ' : H- r+ CD 3 irj CD c3 H- M 3 CD ns 3 0 B H- P O 3 P CD H- •o !:p o p 3 •o ft OQ right”? fciO U •H A Miss Coffey being impolite? Charles Hardy walking around his jiaper route? Jane Chappell with a boyish bob? Bill Leeicens not being a,b sent -mind ed? member of the boys basket ball team scoring ten points ' ? Chester Irons not blowing up something in Chemistry? Stewart Deekens a Gome try teacher? Donald Flippen not getting mad during a basket ball game? Mr. Steele losing his pa,tience? Billy Wootton not parading up and down the lialls? 3 P 3 3 H- dq ft O C 3 H- 3 CD M P CD CD ‘O CH- !? GAIT YOU IMAGINE? Amy Earley being bashful? Corbin Easter being jitterbug? Ralph Hastings getting a lov mark in his classes? Billy King courting? The Senior class being dignified? Elsie Wills not arguing? Cosby Perrin not being a lady’s man? Miss Crowe talking fast? Amelia High School with a foutball team? Miss Martin weighing two hundred pounds? Virginia Beaver not wearing a Crewe High School ring? Amelia High School without Creed? James Allen an opera singer? Richard Sydnor not wanting to go to Blacks tone? Charles Holman v earing rubber-heeled shoes? Mr . Helms with hob nailed oes on? ' Iris Haden as big a grumbler as Elsie Wills? Elvira and Margaret Yeatts in a romantic m.ood? Bobby Morris as Principal of Amelia High School? Preston Lowr not flirting with William Wright second period? Edith Chumney not riding the ferris wheel at the Petersburg Pair? Edith Crone not knowing her geometry lesson? Katherine White being ugly? Mary Ruth Vernon playing ice hockey? Marie Eanes being a dwarf? Audrey Wright not having a cute figure? Emma Mae West being a movie star? Ola Ruth Arrington without her ”v heat cut ter ? Virginia Maxey not liking to make a big ' ‘Hall ’? Margaret Mitchell six feet tall? Decie Erancis tap dancing? GLASS PROPHE.CY One beautiful eveniiig in the spring of ' 59, Miss Spindle and Miss Ward, the Senior class sponsors, took us walking to the Porest of the Puture This forest has a reputation for giving prophecies to people in the querest ways . Everything was lovely; the trees and shrubs casting shadows on the green grass below, fLovi ers of every color peeking out of the ground and beautiful water lilies springing from the tranquil waters of the lake The breezes singing through the hills caused us to pause and listen Walking on further into the forest we saw a large tree from which huge nuts had fallen Being quite hungry we decided to eat some. Upon opening them we found our future engraved, printed or v ritten before us Mary Willson was the first to read her prophecy It read, • ' Happily married to a wealthy Romeo, the idol of your creams. ” Por RalpL. Hastings, we saw • ' Attorney at Law, Washington D.C.” Martha Selocman was to be a Home Economics Teacher We could hardly imagine her doing that for a life ' s work. Amy Parley was to be v liat we had so often expected, a prima donna next only to Grace Moore. Virginia Shank was mu ch pleased to find she was to be a very famous technician in a hospital in Pennsylvania Emna Mason Y arriner, our very good natured friend, was to own a sugar plantation in Hawaii Betty Jackson, quite bashful in high school, saw engraved for her, ’’Leader of Virginia Women ' s Socialist Party.” Cosby Perrin saw his future in the far West as a Porest Ranger. Mce goirg , Cosby Virginia Beaver and Wilna Snow v ere to study voice together in Hev York, with a very bright future before them. We weren ' t surprised when Ruby Thore read, ’’Happily married to your present fiance, with a home in Riclimond . Katherine V hit e , one of the best looking girls in school, was seen modeling in Hew York v ith a big chance for Hollywood. Prom Lorraine IIqIo-o we heard her read, ’’Another trip to Washington State; this time not at all anxious to return to Virginia We v ondered why. II Audrey Wright, our very energetic guard on the haslcet ball team, v as tamed down to the quiet role of a nurse at Stuart Circle ► Between blondes and basket ball, Dick Sydnor was having trouble finding time to bluff his way through Duke University Mary Hamner, a wonderful musician, found she v as to teach music in a public school in Los Angeles Edith Poindexter was to own and operate a beauty parlor in Richmond. Thelmia Wingo, our most timid class member, found that she was to be a music teaciier in the steadily growing town of Jetersville We read for Preston Lov ry, Auto wreck between Ohio and Nevada, v;here you will be saved by a tall handsome man whom you will choose as a life companion For Charles Holman we read, Owner of Holman’s Garage, Amelia, Virginia. Ruth Smith was quite pleased at her prophecy of being an interior decorator with an office in Boston Helen Shrum was t o be honored as America’s most noted Photographer We were quite amused, but James Allen was greatly pleased, upon finding he was to teach a class of girls in the art of correct speech. We were startled by Elsie Wills ' giggling She was to be a stenographer fo r a Virginia Congressman, with comedy acting as a side- line. For Madge Lawson was prophesied, President of Amelia Athletic Association with a girls’ basket ball team to coach as a pastime. Elva Lawson sav her future in an office in Boston, as secretary to a Maryland Representative with Mary Munford as a co-worker. Edith Crone was quite delighted at finding she v as to be head nurse at Johnst on-Willis . The U S. Government, realizing the value of Corbin Easter and William King in engineering, was to assign them a very responsible Job Ercelle Jones’ future kept her at Miller and Rhoads as a s ten og rap her » Ethel Major was to be part owner of a Broadway shov . Irene Morris, one of our quiet seniors, was to be private Secretary. For William Wright v e read, ’’Efficient operator of a large motor line ” 01 Co Ruth Arrington found she was to he the buyer of clothes in the Junior Department of an exclusive dress shop in Rev York. Virginia Barnard ms to be head librarian in the Congressional Library in Washington, vhth Mildred Jenkins as an assistant. For Lucy Mae Long v e read, ’’French Teacher at the University of Virginia » Iris Haden and Margaret Mitchell were to put the patient teachings of Miss Martin into good use as home economists For Wayne Collins we sa? , ’’Editor of Popular Mecha,nics.” Maiy Ruth Vernon read that le would be a governess for a v ell- to-do family dov n South. For Jane Beasley v e read, ’’Happily married to a Hollywood Movie Director ” Stev art Deekens told us he v as to be employed as a civil engineer on a large Federal project in Mexico. Margaret and Elvira Yeatts found prophesied for them an exciting, life in the mid-west as a dance team Webster and Robert Morris read to us, ’’Owners of Morris Textile Company, incorporated, with Virginia Maxey as your most efficient Secretary.” Edith Little ms to live a life of leisure because of a large fortune left her. Kathleen Jones read that she would be America’s number 1 sweetheart Dorothy Ellingson was very delighted to find she ms to write popular mus ic. Elijah Davenport was to lead a life of happy 1 easure on his dad’s farm Decie Francis was to be one of the best beautifian experts in our state For Edith Chumney and Lucille Price was prophesied, ’’llurses in the Red Cross service.” Emma Mae West found that she would be a short hand teacher in one of the leading business colleges. Jessie Warriner informed us she v ould be a typist for a while She wouldn t read the rest, but she seemed quite happy Kerman Reams found his dream of being proprietor of a department store will come true Eor Alice Morris we read, Baptist Missionary to China,” Margaret Anderson read to us wi th a great deoM of excitement that her future days would be spent writing scenarios. Marie Eane s’ photographic hands were to be in constant use showing the latest fingernail polish. All of us having received our prophecy, we turned homeward. It was S3.d to think that with the exception of graduation exercises this was to be the last time the entire class wuld be together However, we v ere glad to have some idea of our future and began singing our school song as v e turned from the forest to find our my home. Ann de Krafft WliO’S WHO IK THE FACULTY 1. Best looking: Miss Coffey and Mr. Lindsay 2. Biggest primp: Miss Llartin 3. Biggest giggler: Miss Spindle 4. ilea test: Mr. Lindsay 5. Cutest: Mr. Steele 6. Best all-round: Mr. Hurd 7. Most intellectual: Miss Rutherford 8. Strictest: Miss Coffey 9. Most popular: Miss Spindle 10. Best natured: Miss Ward 11. Biggest talker: Mr. Heltzel 12 VMttiest: Mr. Steele 13. Best sport: Mr. Hurd and Miss Ward 14. Most dignified: Mr. Helms 15 Hardest worker: Miss Crowe i CLASS OP 1931 I Julia Courter jllary Pago Barnes I VirginiaBurton ] Stella Greenwood I Edna Vernon i Gladys Greenwood j Hattie Courter I Elsie Vernon I Lucy Clark (Jessie Havikiins CLiSS OF 1934 Hardy Grigg Helen Hardy Virginia Pinchbeck Laura Vernon Adelai de Bowles Kathleen Anderson Elizabeth Hundley Mildred Habel Evorease Maxey Cecil Hyde- f CLASS OF 1937 I Donald Robertson (Gordon Dickerson I Virginia Anderson iManda Horst iRosa Courter I Inez Lawson I Dorothy VJ ' ingo lEllaBlanton Grigg I Dorothy Stowe i Clinton Deaton JV CLASS OF 1932 Margaret Pollard Prances Talbot Kathleen T.’est Granville Grigg Mary Via 11 ace Blanche Ilidkiff Rosa Horst Mary Elizabeth Mood Frances Hall Alice Goodman C LASS OP 1955 Grace Kantzler Emraa Rand liable Dabney Mffibe 1 Rawlins on Florence McMillian Glennys Duncan Ella Carter Edna Mae Robertson Eva Johnson Noretta Greenwood CLASS OF 1958 John Morgan Olive Hodnett Lois Gillian Le la May Bovman Bernice Pinchbeck Alice Page Perrin Julia Jamerson Vivian Martin Emma Pride Mood Jessie Milkins eUaS OF 1955 Inez duke Anna Y. ' est Dick Meade Alma Goodmai Sallie Thompson Ruby Fanies Minnie Fleming Ila Kate Smith Alice Cosby Helen Morris GLASS OF 1956 Ludie Gay Dulce Richard Elan Mildred O’Neal Malter Eanes Mary Emma Thompson Helen Cody Edith Clarke Nancy Bowles Harriet McMillian Virginia Badgett CLASS OF 1939 Mary Mi 11 son Ola Ruth Arrington Edith Chimney Lucy Mae Long Mary Hanner Betty Jackson Mary Munford Martha Selecmai Thelma YMngo Ann de Krafft [paA©[U[i C r ) AR S r Jl? £y£jV]£jN7 1929 - IL RY S YffiST 1930 - LOUISE VAUGHj-J ' I 1931 - JULIA COURIER 1932 - Kathleen V. ' est 1933 - INEZ DUKE 1934 - FRi NK HOLLENBECK 1935 - Effi ' IA RjIND 1936 - FRANCES FARLEY 1937 - GORDON DICKERSON 1938 - JOHN MORGIuN 1939 - V-ULLSON lAST Y ILL AlID TSSTAI.iSlIT We, the dignified Seniors of Amelia High School, Amelia, Virginia, in sijcty-three distinct and individual parts, being in the right mind and state of body, do hereby will to the following named heirs tlie following named property to have and to hold forever: To our beloved Principal, Mr, Roy Helms, we give our deepest thanks and appreciation for his help and interest during our happy years of high school days. 7e will and bequeath to our sponsor. Miss Spindle, and to other members of tiie faculty, our sincere gratitude for guiding us successfully through these short years. To the underclassmen, we will and bequeatli all the knowledge we have not obtained in the past four years. To Creed, cur janitor, we will and bequeath an automatic floor sweeper to clean up the trash after the underclassmen, I, Elijah Davenport, v ill and bequeath my wiggling ears to Bill Deekens. I, Richard Sydnor , will and bequeath my many giggles to Charles Holman, I, Mary Willson, will and bequeath my ability to please the teachers to Henry Waldrop. I, Virginia Beaver, will and bequeath my wavy hair to Magdalene Jamerso ' n, I, Ann de Krafft, will and bequeath my athletic ability to Rose Earley. I, Ethel Major, v ill my shortness to Edyth Robinson. I, YYilna Snov , will my singing ability to Alice Lee Clark, I, Stev art Deekens, will my dimples to Georgia McCrav . I, Martha Selecman, will and bequeath my even white teeth to Evelyn Phillips. I, Betty Jackson, v ill my smallness to Marga,ret Clark. I, Ruth Smith, v ill my black hair to Virginia Pigg. I, Margaret Anderson, v ill my primping ability to Mary Clyde Moyer, I, Ola Ruth Arrington, v ill and bequeath my horseback riding ability to Mildred Walsh. I, Virginia Maxey , mil my ability to read v ell to Donis inn, I, James Allen, v ill my childishness to Frances Martin. I, Edith Crone, will my ability to master mathematics to Tlie Ima Goodman . I, Irene Morris, v ill my black eyes to Patty Meadov s. I, Wayne Collins, v ill and bequeath my v it to Hobson Fleming. I, Edith Chumney, v ill my ducky v alk to Ernestine Scott. I, Cosby Perrin, v ill my big mouth to James Smith, I, iilva Lav aon, will my auburn hair to I.Iarion Hodnett. X, Rubie Thore, will my baby talk to liancy Carey V ood. I, Emma Mae West, will my many v ants to Marjorie V ood. I, ebster Morris, will my athletic ability to Emerson Coleman. I, V illiam V right , will and bequeath my ability to tease to George 0 Hardy, provided George 0. will not make any enemies. I, Lucille Price, will my favorite hobby of reading to Basil Tinsley . We, Elsie V ills and Mary Hamner , v ill our bow legs to Haney ana lice Courter I, Helen Shrum, will my freckles to Prances Rucker I, Thelma Vingo , will and bequeath my fair complexion to Elva Mae lloble I, Robert Morris, will and bequeath my ability to comment on everything said to Parie Melton. I, I, I, I. I, Coleman . I» I, Marj orie Mildred Jenkins, will my sweetness to Bernice O’Feal. Corbin Easter, v ill my studiousness to Jimmy Jones. i my Earley, will my ability to argue to Doris Dickerson. Kathleen Jones, ;ill my contagious giggles to Decie Prancis, will my Rome Economics ability Margaret Ward to Prances Emma Mason 7 arriner, v ill my good disposition to Lois Reams. Edith Poindexter, will and bequeath my attractive hair to East er . I, Mary Munford,, will my baseball ability to Jimray Y atkins. I, Jessie Warriner, v ill my long fixiger nails to Molene Arrington I, Dora thy Ellingson, will my ability to compose songs to liildred Y illson. 1, Ercelle Jones, will and bequeath my specks” to Josephine so she can see everything. Madge Lawson, will my dancing ability to Priscilla Ws-lsh. Margaret Mitchell, will my viuietness to Kathleen Kelson. Yirgiiiia Shank, v ill my dimples to Lula Easter. Preston Lov ry, v ill my ability to blush to Martha Hear. Audrey V right, will and bequeath my cute figure to Ruth Melton Charles Holman, will my height to Donald Plippin. Margaret Yeatts, v ill my crooked nose to Marion Bowles. Ralph Hastings, will and bequeath my musical talent to Worsham Badge 1 1 , X, X, 1 , I, I, I, Ir 1 , Rudd . X, Billy King, will my big ears to Gordon Palmer. X, Virginia Barnard, will my ability to study to Coy Kenny. X, Alice Morris, will my bashfulness to Fancy Vaughan. I, Elvira Yeatts, will my habit of biting my fingernails to Elmina Hoover. I, Herman Reams, will my ability to talk to Leslie Mills. 1, Kathrine White, v ill my neatness of hairdress to Otelia Hut cheso n • X, Edith Little, v ill my square face to Caroline Marshall. I, Lorraine Folan, v ill my v estern drawl to Mary Virginia Abbott. I, Mary Ruth Vernon, will and bequeath my thoughtfulness of others to Donald Plippin. X, Jane Beasley, v ill my dignity to Katherine Hall. I, Lucy Mae Long, will my good-naturedness to Allison Anderson. I, Iris Haden , will my soft and low voice to Edna Smith I, Marie Panes, will a few of my pounds to Virginia Y arriner. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the Senior Class of ’39, to be our last v ill and testament. The Senior Class (by Emma Mason YYarriner) liiE Cl SS OP 195 9 In the fall uf 1955 we, the i-ieLiberE uf this year’s graduating class, enterfed Anel ia High School Thus began fuur years of happiness and interesting study v hich we do so regretfully leave today -- our CO o oe n G er.ie nt day Yq have done our best while in high school to develop our talents and to train ourselves for participation in the great denocracy under which v e live; and je feel tba g we are now prepared to do our part toward supporting this democracy and toward helping our coniLiunity and our nation to achieve still greater freedom Democracy is a Greek 7ord m ea .n ing popular rule, or, as Lincoln expressed it, government of the people, by the people, and for the people ’ In order to have a true democracy we must have citizens whose minds are trained to grapple with civic and national problems; cit izens whose characters ar e so trained as to enable them to stand for the right, regardless of the personal cost; citizens who can be good leaders or g oud follov ers, as the Gccasion demands; and citizens who are filled with an unselfish spirit of service for hom.e , community, state, and nation People of outstanding character are needed toda-y in our country, and we are sure that Amelia High School has at lea,st given us an opportunity to develop outstanding traits of character This has been, accomplished through the cl ass room work , through athletics, and through extra-curricular activities Because of these many chances offered to us, we seniors hope that we have set a standard that the underclas sr.ien will be proud to carry on for Amelia High SeBool Amelia High School guarantees equality of opportunity for students to grov in character,, persone-1 pov er and good citizenship. O r nation needs leaders YYq need them far more than a monarchy or an aristocracy It is a, safe hazard to say that v e need more leaders of a better kind than any preceding historic form of society, because the n eed for leadership in various fields is greater than ever before Never in conscious thought has a, uemocratic people given up an assent to the doctrine that it dees not require able leaders Amelia Hi School, besides being an educational institution, has been a selective and distributive device of a society which constantly aims to guarantee happiness to us individuals by training men for the right responsibility and place in the outside t ' arld Many outstanding leaders in various fields have been found and trained in crixr schoor High School education has not only tauglit us ttie principles of leadership, but i t ha s also taught us t ' - strive for bet ter conditions in our own daily life, govern :..en t , and industry Before one can bec.r.ie a true leader, he i.ius t also be a good follower Y illingness to cooperate ano. do well one’s part, however suall, is often as inportant as leadership itself, because it is often left to tbe rank and file of the people to LiaJ.e wise decisions for the advaric er.ient of our nation. It is no assumption that one nan or a group of Lien is to lead in all things at all tii-.es Thus every deniocratic citizen’s life is ci. chain of nor.ents, in soiie of which he leads and in some of vjh ic h he foil ow s . Service to one’s friends and coinrunity is also an important factor in our democracy. The teaching of worthy use of leisure time has prepared us for service. Institutions such as the home, the church, and industry cannot function independently -yvithcut education. The political world is suffering for trained minds backed by character and a spirit of service that are incorruptible. In the new leisure that shorter v orking hours and a more equoJ distribution of labor are already bringing, training for participation in worthwhile activities is invaluable. Through the outstanding orogran offered at the Amelia High School we seniors, tlirough rental training and through character development, have been prepared so that we cr n assist inn.aking the World of tomorrow a happier and more comfortable pic-. ce in which to live and in which to make a living. Vvill the representative of the Junior Glass please come fo rward? In behalf of the senior class of 1939, i t is my privilege to present to you, the representative of the class of 1940, this mantle, syi-.bulizi ng our hopes for tlie future and our loyalty to ii-nelia Hj gh Sciiool. Hay your clo-ss ever be worthy of the trust it now assumes and help our school in every way to hold up its standards and to achieve the ideals toward v hich we are all striving. Richard bydnor Glass President. IL-JITLE PLEDGE OE THE CL- SS OE 1940 Ly Margaret Clark In the nar.e of the clabs of 1940, I, ao its representative, do accept this nantle and the re sponsibili tie s wh ich attend it. I hereby pledge the co perr. tion and support of ny class in carryirg forward a,nd upward the worthy stando.rds, ideals and traditions of the Anelia High School which liave becoroe our rich inheritance. ¥e pledge ourselves tw follo 7 the examples of all of the sincere stuaents of the pr-st years o have striven untiringly to establish high standards of scholarsiiip in tiie Aaelia High School. We also pledge ourselves to be worthy citizens of Anelia High Sgho ;! and to avail ourselves of all training -v Lichwill prepare us to become exemplary citizens of our city, state ane. country. Realizing that the success of any organization depends on coopero. tion among the members f the group, wo pledge ourselves t the support of the faculty of the iOelia High Sck- ol in every effort made for the betterr. ent of our high school. ¥e oilso promise our cooperation v;ith cJLl groups, classr.mtes and f ellow-stu -ont s in the advancement of all projects undertaken for the best interest of all within our walls. Since the great need of our tine seeiis to be that of troMned leadership, we promise to do our best to become fitted for leadership and to assume willingly and Co nscient iously the responsibilities of leadership in our ' school, since this trc.ining will fit us for useful citizenship in the future. We also hereby agree to givo unstintingly of ourselves, our time, our energy in order thr t we i.m.y do cur whole duty to those about us, and thereby render the greos-test service possible to our school, our homes, our community o-na to ourselves. promise to che ri s h a de si re f r k n w 1 e dg e , an amb i t i on f o r leadership, and a zeal for service to others; a sacred regard for gooa citizenship and a respect for government; ana a spirit of cooperation with the faculty and our fe 11 ow- student s at Anelia High School, in order that we may bring to our high school thr ' ough our leadership during our Senior year a ’’golden age sneh as she has never enjoyed before. 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V V C C c We distribute goods to the retail merchants of your community. T£L£?HOM£ 51 Our leading brand is P A I R g A X HALL brand goods . IIIIHIIIIHI ' 1 1 1 4 1 uti I lui ! f 1 1 f : IIU t U • It 1 1 1 H I M J ttl M I I I Ml ti • I • I • 1 I I I ■ M • I ■ I I I I II I Ml ■ I M Ml I I M M«HI • I II I M M M 11 I M IM M M Ml • IMMI M I 5 l?LljV]£M ' rs Of CRAWLFY HAKDWAPvE COMPANY BLACK STONE VI KG INI A Vh WCr D£TT£b? To be an important personality in a small group or a ’’forgotten man in a large group? HjVioky h rJfjNo College offers opportunity for leadership under high standards and amid friendly surroundings. If interested, write for catalog. IT. Hillman, President Emory, Virginia. SCHOOL ANNUALS INDEX PHOTOGRAPHS GROUPS i I i The photographs in this hook were made hy ¥. R» Thompson Company. . Amelia , Virginia SHEAPEER’S PERS PRIGIBAlKES TO THE SENIORS OE AEELIA HIGH SCHOOL Amelia, Virginia YOUR BEST El IT A IT CIAL ERIE IT D A complete line of high grade caskets and vaults at a reasonable price . A jVI jVJ O M VIK IINIA f ' r)OjN£ 5o4 1CHRY5LER PLYMOUTH nJ i3) d AMELIA V I R G I IT I A PLYlvIOUTH»S GOT IT So beautiful you v on’t believe it’s a lovz-piiced car , STAfxlDARD OIL SOFT DRINKS S ANDWICHES i BUY iinnij RU YCU CAU LlAIvE ALL YOUR PURCHASES AT OIJE STORE ESTABLISHED 1890 Phorie 97 jVIAj Sri a Li j r UM£RAI r r. Ambulance service day or night Phone 51 Mil. 4“t Hii44niit4lifii ' i‘»iiiii ' uinoiiiiiiiiti.iiii iiiiniiiiniii iutiiiiiiiiuiinj4Hniniiinnininniiitiiiittnitiiii ' iiiii iii,oit ti4iti iiimii- MX. II .X . 1 1 IIXX I ll ... ..X I IXI MX I . . 1 I DKY (-100D5 r ' r £D MOTIOjN r ' r r ' rur rJAKDVYAR H J i K ' ' ' ! ' : i ! ! h i i ! . 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