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Page 15 text:
M mo-tuf, Jlam below. Notice the difference in manner of dress as well as the difference in the number represented. Yes, old things are interesting and, although it is sometimes said that age is creeping up when one is inclined to reminisce, there is scarcely a person living who does not enjoy reliving the past. If these pictures are interesting, your own will be equally so in years to come. Baseball Team, 1916. Hi-Y Club, 1925. Typing Class, 1923- Faculty, 1923. Supt. R. E. Cook, 1910 In like manner, the Hi-Y Club has played an im¬ portant part in the development of young men. In 1925, there were only ten members. In 1941 there are about four times that number. In 1923 the typing class numbered around thirty-five. The Commercial Department has probably grown more rapidly than any other phase of the curriculum in re¬ cent years. Stenographic, bookkeeping and typing classes run each period in the day in the present year, with four teachers giving full time in this field. The faculty of 1923 offers a striking contrast to the present one of 1941, and further demonstrates the rapid expansion w ' hich has taken place in Salem High School since that time. The faculty, which then numbered twelve, has increased to forty-nine. In all this progress in the history of the high school at Salem, Mr. Cook, the gentleman pictured at the right, has had no small part. For thirty-five years he has been a great force in the education of the youth in Roanoke County. Mr. Cook’s years of labor as Superintendent may have added a touch of silver to his hair since 1910, but they have not lessened his vigor in the interest of educational development.
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Mem ui Jla+te In presenting these pictures, the staff reminds you of the appeal which “old things” have—old pictures, old books, old music, old customs—all have charm and interest. Perhaps, a reason for this is that the past seems odd when compared with the present, and this comparison impresses one of the change that all things undergo with time. Compare, for example, your basket ball teams, typing department or faculty today with these pictures Our adviser, Mrs. Turner, when she graduated from Blackstone Junior College, in 1920. (She was then Miss Clyde Ramsey.) 2. Salem High School Dramatic Club in 1916. 3. Upper —The Salem High School. Girls’ Basket Ball Team, 1925. Lower —The Salem High School Boys’ Basket Ball Team, 1925. Mrs. Turner taught in Hillsboro High School, Lou¬ doun County, two years; Rocky Mount High School four years and Vinton High School four years before coming to Salem in 1931. She has been a member of the Salem High School English faculty since that time, and has sponsored The Pioneer since 193;. In the history of Salem Lligh School, dramatics has been an outstanding activity. In 1916 there were twelve members in the Dramatic Club. Since then, plays of various types have been presented throughout each year. Although there has been no organized club in the 1940-41 school year, much work has been done in this line and many pleasing performances have been staged at Andrew Lewis under the direction of Mr. Snapp, Mrs. Peery, and others. Athletics has been a major feature through the years. Football, Basket Ball and Baseball have been the main activities and in recent years Track and Tennis have gained popularity. The staff regrets that it was unable to procure an “old” picture of Mr. D. E. Denton, popular coach at Andrew Lewis for many 3 ' ears. Under his direction, athletics has gone forward and the Physical Education Department, as a whole, has progressed.
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Happy have been our jour¬ neys to and from school on the big yelloiu buses, though ive were a little crowded. Many pleasant strolls ive have enjoyed betiveen times about the beautiful campus. What fun to congregate out front and exchange pleasan¬ tries at lunch time! Even the spruce tree, covered with snow, stands straight and elegant, an example of fortitude and uprightness.
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