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UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Appalachian Stalte University Boone, N. C. No 1.8.4.1.7.0 DONOR. PURCHASED LIBRARY Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina • RMODODENPR0NJ925 THE RHODODENDRON -r Volume IV 19 2 5 Published by THE RHODODENDRON STAFF of the Appalachian State Normal Schoo boone, north carolina mn tfnihr Foreword The Annual Staff presents this fourth volume of the Rhododendron as a scenic story, in part, of our year ' s work. It fails to show three of our best buildings: Central Dining Hall, Demonstration School, and new Girls ' Dormitory. Neither does it adequately reveal that more than one thousand students have been taught here during the year. Page Three The Crystal Mount A mount of crystal formed — The trees are hid Beneath the crystal sheen. A glorious sun reveals A picture wondrous fair. So beauteous rare. As only God can form ; And feeble man, By word, or pen, or song. Can ne ' er bring forth The glorious scene To touch the heart and soul Of those who ne ' er have seen This wondrous crystal mount. -, . .V. Downui Page Four Tage Five RHODODENDRONS aL Page Six RHODODENDR0NJ925 H Page Eight Page Nine RHODODENDR0NW925 Page Ten I I I I I I IT RHODODENDRONS Ji a ja Page Eleven RHODODENDRONS RHODODENDRONS 7% Page Thirteen Page Fourteen Page Sixteen Page Seventeen ' RHODODENDRON-1925 Annual Staff Business Manager I. G. Greer Secretary Nellie Coffey Treasurer Dewey Mast Advertising- Manager Arthur K. Moore Faculty Editor James D. Rankin Student Editor-in-Chief Ada Burt Associate Editors Augustus Peterson Walter E. Wilson Howard Ashley Mildred Laxton EL Page Eighteen f)e formal cf)ool Page Nineteen RHODODENDRONS Senior Class MOTTO: Non finitus, mode incepiens. COLORS: Old Gold and Black. FLOWER Cream Rose OFFICERS: President James Dula Vice-President C. H. Landreth Secretary and Treasurer Lola Kilby Historian Augustus Peterson Prophetess Lena Spencer Poet Audry Alphin Testatrix • Annie L .Wall Cartoonist Lena Redfern Alphin, Audry Clyde Landreth, C. H. Bannerman, Mrs. Fannie Noel Law, Annie Brasington, Alice Little, Margaret Brickhouse, Nina Moore, Arthur K. Burt, Ada C. Outlaw, Essie Mae Caudle, Annie Lee Perry, Maude A. Davis, Ron Perkins, lone Dula, Anne Peterson, Augustus Dula, James Redfern, Lena German, N. Elizabeth Reece, Clarice Haire, Minnie Rice, Nettie Horner, Alice Rocket, Alberta Horton, Blanche Spainhour, Ralph Kilby, Lola C. Spencer, Lena Koon, Mary Thomas, Fl ora Koon, Pearl Wall, Annie L. Wilson, Walter E. mi AUDRY AI.PHIN " Lovely and accomplished. " Audry is one of the very finest. She is intellectual, sweet and lovable. What more can we say? The pleasant smile and cheery greeting she has for everyone, have made a wram spot for her in the hearts of all who know her. We predict for her a successful career as a teacher. HONORS Secretary, Blan-Dolph Literary Society. Pianist, Charter Member of Blan-Dolph Lit- erary Society. Secretarv Calliopean Literary Society. Member Basketball Team, I924- ' 25. ALICE BRASINGTON " If joy and duty clash, let duty go to smash. " Alice is individually popular. How can we resist her when she possesses so much of charm, personality, and beauty? To see Alice is to stop, look, and admire. We think the senior class chose wisely and well when they voted Alice Brasington the most beautiful of the many graduates. Her pathway will always he strewn with the remains of broken and dis- carded masculine hearts. HONORS Vice-President, Blan-Dolph Literary Society. MRS. FAXNIE NOEL BANNERMAN " A kind heart is a fountain of gladness. " In Mrs. Bannerman we find a most noble character. She has gained many friends among teachers and students, who will have a lasting remembrance of a gentle, quiet, loyal, :apable girl, pressing toward higher things. NINA BRICKHOrSK " We pass for what we are. " — Emerson. Lucky is the person possessing the friend- ship of " Brick. " Her loyalty can be depended upon under all conditions. There are those who will not soon forget the loving attention, cheerfully given, when the girls had the " flu. " She is tactful in the management of children — a good pre-requisite for a primary teacher. HONORS President, Y. M. C. A. 1924- ' 25; Member, Chorus Club. Critic, Representative, Blan-Dolph Literary Society. Page Twenty-one RHODODENDRONS g ADA BURT " She has intelligence, perseverance and a will, coupled with an unusual amount of skill. " Ada is a girl who can lie depended upon to say and to ilo the correct thing at the proper time The same high standard of honor that she brings to her class duties, is evident in her general conduct, from her success is expected. HONORS President, Blan-Dolph Literary Society. Vice-President, B. D. L. S. 1924, Representa- tive, 1 . D. I.. S. 1924. Vice-President, Y. V. C. A. 1925. Cabinet Member 192.5. Student Editor-in-Chief Rhododendron 1925. Chorus t ' luli 1925. JAMES B. DULA " Always do the right thing, If it takes the skin off. " The oustanding characteristics of .lames, our President, are that he is loyal, square, and true to his classmates and college friends. Xo class member deserves higher words of commendation, for his high ideals, aggressive disposition, and for being a friend to others. This has been his chief aim. .Mm believes in doing llu- big, right thing at all times. HONORS President, Senior Class. (halter Member, Rankin-Wilson Literary Society. X. ELIZABETH GERMAN " Her purpose is as true as steel, And diligence works out her plans. " X. E. " is the unobstructive type. She doesn ' t climb upon the house tops and herald her presence. She has steadily, surely, pursued her way in the normal college in an apparently serene state of mental poise. She has prov- ed herself a good student in all that she under- takes, especially in the art of solving problems in Mathematics. If she is as consistent out- side the collegiate portals as within, her suc- cess is assured. HONORS Charter Member of Blan-Dolph Literary So- ciety. MINNIE M. HAIRE " She is gentle, she is shy, Hut she has mischief in her eye. " Minnie is big in mind and heart; she has made many friends here. In her junior year she made quite a mark as one of the " stars " in English. She has done well in all activities. We arc not afraid to prophesy that Minnie will be successful in tlie teaching profession and in " the greatest game of all. " Our best wishes accompany her all the way. HONORS President, Blan-Dolph Literary Society. Secretary, Blan-Dolph Literary Society, rter Member of Blan-Dolph Literary So- ietv. Secretary, Y. W. C. A. EL Page Twenty-twn ALICE HORNEK " True as the needle to the point, true the dial to the sun. " The best things are not expressed in words. Such is the case with Alice. She is absolutely dependable and efficient, always duty before pleasure with her. Her rjuiet unassuming man- ner together with her sympathy, that deepens as one comes to know her have unfolded as the bud. The charm of her personality has won us. HONORS Chaplain, Blan-Dolph Literary Society. Cabinet member Y. W. C. A. LOLA KILBY " Success comes to her who strives. " Lola is studious and diligent worker. is made of the kind of stuff that the succ ful ones are. Failure is not on her progra HONORS President. Representative, erary Society. Secretary, Senior Class, 19: Member, Art Club. Member, Tennis Club. Member, Chorus Club. MARY KOON Blan-Dolp Lit- " What is worth doing at all is worth doin well. " Mary is a girl of rare type, and her ingeni ity will help her always in right. She give her whole soul and beinj: to her work, and duty she never shirks. HONORS Chaplain, Blan-Dolph Literary Society. PEARL KOON " Great Modesty often hides great merit. " Pearl is a quiet, dignified, and faithful to a degree that commands the admiration of her classmates. A lovable girl whose high sense of honor exceeds the average. She is one of our most studious classmates, and our good wishes follow her into her life ' s work. HONORS President, Blan-Dolph Literary Society. Cabinet Member of Y. W. C. A. Page Twenty-three ANNA LAW " A smile for all, a greeting glad, An amicable, jolly way she had. " In Anna, the jolliest member of our class, we find a combination of sunshine and laughter. She always meets her tasks and difficulties with a smile. As to her future, it can be nothing but success, whether she enter the teacher ' s profession or not. HONORS Member of Chorus Club. Member of Tennis Club. Charter member, Critic, Blan Dolph Literary Society. MARGARET LITTLE " It ' s the songs ye sing and the smiles ye wear That ' s a-making the sunshine everywhere. " Margaret is very much interested in voice, and should she choose this for her career she will succeed. However, in whatever corner of this world she may find herself, one need not fear for her. With her wide range of power and possibilities she will add grace to that corner and " make the sunshine every- where. " HONORS Member of Y. W. C. A. Choir. Member, Chorus Club. CAMERON LANDRETH " A man of spotless reputation, Whose word is equal to his hand. " " Cam " is one of the most popular hoys in the college, both with his classmates and the faculty. His morals, character and broad un- selfish principles are such that nature may stand up and declare to all the world " here is a man. " ARTHUR MOORE " Say what you have to say, lie what yon are and no other way. " In personality he is a gem; as a man he is a friend. When in a position to render assist- ance to a classmate or a friend he does so not only willingly hut gladly. He is conscien- tious, possesses a wonderful personality, and an enduring perservance. HONORS President, Vice-President, Critic, Rankin- Wilson Literary Society. .Manager Athletics. Annual Staff. Charter Member of R. W. L. S. Page Twenty- four " Much could be said of her if one could read her mind. " Attractive and dainty with just enough in- difference thrown in to add spice— that ' s " Perkv. " She ' s never too busy for a good time, but between hours of fun there ' s work. " Perky " is a loyal friend on whom you can always depend — and vet the half has not been told. ' AUGUSTUS PETERSON " Then on, Then on, where duty leads. My course he onward still. " Here ' s a good fellow, pleasant and kind. Everybody likes him and he is as reliable as the rising sun. Real service will be rendered in a forceful way when he undertakes the tasks of life. HONORS Vice-President, Senior Class 1923- ' 24. Historian, Senior Class, 1924- ' 25. President, Secretary, Chaplain, Watauga Literary Society. Charter Member, President, Secretary, Critic, Rankin-Wilson Literary Society. Annual Staff, 1923- ' 25. MAUDE PERRY " From care I ' m Free, Win can ' t they all lie happy like me? " Maude is a happy-go-lucky type of girl, who never worries, and always comes out on top. She has the " gift of gab, " she goes about with that smile of happiness and content which she shares with every one. Industrious and straight-forward in ' every way is Maude. CLARICE REECE " Kind hearts are more than coronets. " Clarice is a quiet, studious, and ambitious, and may be depended upon at all times. She is loved ' by her friends for her gentle manner, and with her persistent determination, she is bound to win in whatever she attempts. HONORS Vice- President, Censor, and Secretary of the Blan-Dolph Literary Society, and Cabinet member of the Y. W. C. A. Page Twenty-five RHODODENDRONS NETTIE RICE " None knew thee but to love Thee, None named thee hut to praise. " We all love Nettie, because of her rare un- selfishness and unassuming nature. Although she is sober, quiet and pensive, she has won a place in our hearts. Perhaps a little too re- served and timid yet an all-around good girl who is sure to achieve success in whatever line she may choose. HONORS Secretary, Blan-Dolph Literary Society. Member, Y. W. C. A. Choir. Member, Chorus Club. ALBERTA ROCKETT " A smile for all, a greeting glad, an amiable, jolly way she had. " Alberta has that gift of making herself liked, due to the fact that she has a greeting for every one and is always smiling. Her con- geniality and amiable disposition make her welcome wherever she goes. To take her as you find her, she is a friend to all. HONORS Treasurer, Blan-Doiph Literary Society. FLORA THOMAS " Long may we search before we find a heart so gentle and so kind. " If you are looking for a conscientious work- er, here she is. She possesses a very quiet and gentle disposition. Flora is a true and loyal friend, one who believes that in order to have friends one must be a friend. What greater compliment could be paid her. HONORS Chaplain, Blan-Dolph Literary Society. Censor, Blari-Dolph Literary Society. Y. V. C. A. Cabinet member 1925. ' ANNIE L. WALL " If she will, she will, and you may depend on it, and if she won ' t she won ' t and there ' s an end to it. " Here indeed is a girl who has a strong de- termination. If you are looking for a con- scientious worker, here she is. She is capable of thought and reasoning. We will always re- member " Annie " as a worthy and admired friend. HONORS Chaplain, Blan-Dolph Literary Society. Critic, Blan-Dolph Literary Society. Tennis Club. f: RHODODENDRONS RICHARD PETERSON Senior Normal Mascot Page Twenty-seven LIBRARY Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina r RHODODENDRONS Senior Class History The Appalachian State Normal School gives two years of regular normal college work, designed especially for Primary, Intermediate, and Grammar Grade teachers. Therefore it is easy to understand why the classes are made up of men and women who have caught a vision of their life work; that of fighting the common foe (ignorance) in this great state of ours. Many of the students have already commenced their life ' s work, as the result many remain in school or periods of six weeks, three months or more. We the Junior Normal Class assemble at the Appalachian Training School, August 2b " , 1923. A meeting was immediately called for the purpose of electing officers and beginning in earnest a class history. The class had its ideals, ambitions, and temptations, comi ng out with a fine record .unashamed in all respects. During the year the class numbered eighty- four, a record breaker of all previous Normal classes. On August 26, 1024, with the exception of a few members who were added later, the present senior class of nineteen and twenty-five matriculated at the Appalachian Training School. The class now consists of thirty-three members coming from twenty-one counties of North Carolina, extending from Tyrell (seventy six degrees longitude) on the East to Yancey (eighty two degrees longitude) on the West, and from Union on the South to Ashe on the North, or from South Carolina to Virginia, with one student from the (Old Line State). In addition to the thirteen high schools and the A. T S. the following Colleges are represent- ed: Mississippi State College for Women, East Carolina Teacher ' s College, Salem College, Flora McDonald College, Concordia College, North Carolina College for Women, Cullowhee Normal School All classes in school have their meetings, (business or otherwise). This class is no ex- ception to the general rule; we have met, usually in the History room, discussed matters, ap- pointed committees and dispatched business. With reference to our social functions we might mention the splendid entertainment tendered us by the Junior Class on Howard ' s Knob one Monday in Autumn. This trip erased at least one blue Monday from the page of memory for we enjoyed it immensely and will long remember it for the nice jolly time we had together and the many good things we had to eat. Another important social event was the entertainment of the Junior Class by a progressive conversation party at I.ovill Home, later going to the Administration building for a radio concert. If the enterained enjoyed it as much as the entertainers, it was a success. It was during our Senior year that the name of our institution was changed from the Appalachian Training School to the Appalachian State Normal School. It was with a pleasina expectation that we looked forward to this act of the Legislature. About the midst of our trials and hardships Captain E. F. Lovill was removed from our midst by death. Captain Lovill was one of the greatest friends Hie institution has ever had. He was for twenty-five years chairman of the board of trustees. We were made to feel that not only had th institution lost a great friend, but we have lost a lovely, friendlv handshake that only he could give. It also falls to our honor to assist the faculty in selecting a standard ring for the institu- tion. Much more could be said concerning this, the largest Senior Normal class ever to leave the Appalachian State Normal School to enter the service of humanity in the capacity of teachers. " We know not what the future hath Of marvel or surprise. Hut remember the crown is won, By him who tries. ' ' — Gtiss Peterson. Page Twenty-eight In the year nineteen hundred and thirty, 1 decided to broaden my experience and training by traveling in distant lands. Accordingly, I secured passage on a large vessel bound for India. On my arrival at Calcutta, I was thrilled with the mysterious city; many historic memories of this place kept running through my mind. I visited every place of interest and each day seemed to add new mysteries to my adventure. One day while I was walking in the country, a man suddenly accosted me, calling me by name. I gazed at him in astonishment. How did this man learn the name of as insignifi- cant person as I? My interest rose still more when he told me other facts about my life. When he invited me into his tent, I obeyed instinctively, not knowing why I did so. The interior of this magician ' s abode was arranged with many strange things. The whole room was pervaded with an atmosphere of secretiveness and necromacy; the air was heavy with the languorous fume of oriental incense which instantly seemed to transport me from the realm of things as they are into a land of enchantment. My stately host then motioned me to a seat before a large crystal. Seated here trembling from head to foot, a strange numb- ness began to penetrate my whole being: slowly, slowly, every object except the crystal began to sink into oblivion. For the life of me I could neither rise nor flee from this sorcerer; nothing could I do except gaze with fascination into the crystal. Continually the Indian Magician kept mumbling some enchanting words until I was in a state of sommambulism, hearing only the words, seeing only the crystal, when behold ! the image of our class President appeared upon the magic surface. I could now hear distinctly the words of the Magician: " Due to the influence of friends and illustrious forbears, James Dula will forsake all others and cleave unto the mathematics department of his Alma Mater, becoming its head, in which position he will be recognized as an influence in the college. " Suddenly James disappeared and Anna Law stood in his place. The sorcerer continued, " Anna Law will be director of the History Department at East Carolina Teachers ' College alternating with summer school work at Duke. " The next was Ada Burt. The words came faintly to my ears, " Dr. Ada Burt will pursue her journalistic inclinations and after some years will be found on the editorial staff of the Ladies ' Home Journal. " Audry Alphin appeared. " Audrey will teach piano until she finds that for her there are better things than a career. " Of course Earl Butler came next. " Earl Butler will be the father confessor of us all, as a successful lawyer, the whole class will feel that he knows everything, so can sympathize. " The image of Essie Mae Outlaw, Minnie Haire, C. H. Landreth, Annie Lee Caudle, lone Perkins and Elizabeth German covered the whole crystal. " Those doomed to eternal teacherhood you see before you, " were the words I heard. Arthur Moore loomed larger than ever. " Dr. A. K. Moore will be the leading scientist of his day. " The face of Pearl Koon smiled upon us. " Pearl will head the Home Economics Department at Columbia University. " Margaret Little ' s jolly face beamed on the crystal. The magician ' s voice never faltered in its low subdued tones: " Margaret Little will show in after years the cups she has won for driving in successful automobile races (if she is too modest her husband will show them). " Flora Thomas appeared. " A work that has done much for suffering humanity is the movement carried through by Flora Thomas, where she ministers to the heathern in Africa with untiring energy. " ImS llKwr rTTP T rrfl Page Twenty-nil r RHODODENDRONS Alice Brasington, Clarice Reece, Lula Love, Anne Dul.i, peared together. The magician continued his discourse, " The world must have its share of good house- wives and mothers. ' Where else would these he happy except in their own homes ? There you will find them happy, loving, sweet and considerate as ever. " When these images faded, Waller E. Wilson became visible. " Walter E. Wilson will be a great evangelist. " I next beheld Ron Davis. " After much study in the field of education, Ron will be superintendent of Public Instruction of North Carolina. " Augustus Peterson appeared. " Mr. Peterson will be noted for his work in education. " I looked steadily and there was Margaret Love. " Margaret Love will be the first woman senator from her district and will be in politics until she dies. " While I was wondering who would be next Alice Horner appeared. " Alice is another of the class of twenty-five who will be the victim of circumstance, the heiress of millions. " I had only a second to rejoice because of Alice ' s luck when Lola Kilby came upon the scene. " Lola Kilby was bred, brought up, and educated for teacher she will be in a leading college in the Middle West Who next-- Mary Koon and Nettie Rice. " Nettie Rice will become a great singer. Mary Koon w Mrs. Bannerman ' s figure flashed upon the crystal. The magician continued continued, " Mrs. Bannerman w Staunch supporte r of the modern girl and her rights. All ov with great enthusiasm. " Last to appear was Annie Wall. " Annie Wall will be a well known supervisor of teachers. Letters will pour into her office every day from distinguished teachers, asking for advice. " The magician ceased speaking. The spell broke. Presently I was my natural self again and the magician nodded for me to depart saying, " I could prophesy something good for you but it would be useless. " — Lena Spencer. Fernch teacher and a French accompany her on the violin. " become a the world brilliant lecturer, a she will be received _Ld Page Thirty RHODODENDRONS Class Poem. Under the light of the mellow moon, Where scenes around me are all so grand Here in the beautiful city of Boone, A school so great our State has planned. These mountains with their monster base, Their rugged grandly towering peaks: The} ' hold a wondrous unique place. ' Mong nature ' s strongly luring freaks. And when upon these scenes I gaze, I lose myself and feel so small ; As it seems amid their azure haze, There dwells the mighty good of all. Away from the busy city ' s din, Away from extremes of fashion ' s lure. Where least combats with wisdom ken There stands our Normal School so sure. Thankful to God for his bountiful grace, And for Appalachian Normal ' s plan ; He gave to us this wonderful place All to be used for the good of man. The books we ' ve learned, the friends we ' ve made Will long remain in our memory ; The thoughts brought forth, the kind words said Will live in our hearts through eternity. Our hearts are the soil, our thoughts the seeds, If pure thoughts are ours, our God will bless; Useful our lives if filled with good deeds, And grateful we ' ll be for our A. S. N. S. We have not finished, but only begun To climb toward the heights for which we yearn. Until we reach life ' s setting sun More wisdom true we still shall learn. — Audry AlpJiin. y Last Will and Testament of the Normal Class of ' 25 We, the class of 1925 of Appalachian State Normal School, being of strong bodies and of sound minds (that is to say, as sound as could be expected after enduring so many hard- ships) realize that we shall soon depart from this college life. As one who, in preparing to start on his last journey, wills his most cherished possessions to those whom he loves, so we, the Seniors, before we leave and start on the journey of life, bestow certain gifts on those we leave behind. We, the class of ' 25, de hereby declare this to be our last will and testament. Item 1. To Alma Mater we bequeath our never ending love and devotion — may she ever hold a warm place in our hearts. Item 2. — To the founders of this institution who have so faithfully served the cause of education, we leave our unbounded gratitude, appreciation, and support. May they long continue in their great work of service to mankind, and may this school continue to prosper under their guiding hand. Item 3. — To the faculty in general we will our unmeasured esteem and gratitude for their unbounded kindness toward us and for every attainment they have helped us reach; moreover, there are certain individual bequests. 1. To Dr. Rankin to be delivered in chapel a message from the hearts of many speakers. 2. To professors Smith and Wright, a pitch pipe to be used when the occasion demands, in pitching " Down in Happy Valley " and " Brudder Brown. " 3. To Mr. Downum, a new bottle of ink to replace what we have used in his office. May his fountain pen ever be full and he be able to use it. 4. To Professor Greer, we leave our many thanks for his return to us when we so much needed him. 5. To Mrs. Flowe, we each leave a copy of lesson plans, hoping they will he of help to those who do practice teaching in the future. 6. To Professor Wilson, to wear on his next exploring trip, we will a pair of new overalls, having on them a red patch and being exactly the same size as the ones he wore on the former occasion. May they fit him nicely when he explores another " hole in the ground. " 7. To Miss Rouse, our gratitude for her extreme patience with us in Public School Music. May her next class be more " harmoniously inclined " . 8. We donate to Professors Kent and Howell each a -Morris Chair in which to sit during chapel. Item 4. To the Junior Normal Class we will our surplus dignity and reserve; also our hardships and senior privileged. To them extend our best wishes, with the hope that in filling our places they may make a record worth leaving. Item 5. Lola Kilby wils to Lucy Gatling her abiity to bluff, so the latter may forever be free from the pest called study. Item 6. To Reid Wallace, Arthur Moore donates his oratorical powers provided he needs it. Item 7. To Nannie Lou Thommason, Clarice Reece wills the joy and privilege of having dates on Saturday nights with a member of the faculty provided it is not the wrong " chap. " Item 7. Mary Koon wills all her worries over practice teaching to Nellie Blakeley. Item 9. Anna Lew wills to Sally Henderson some fifty pounds of her flesh, hoping that Salley may thus be capable of holding an important place in the Senior Class next year. Item 10. Earl Butler wills to Gale McMillan the privilege of sitting in the parlor on Sunday nights and not being disturbed by another couple. Item 11. Lena Redfern and Anne Dula bequeath their privilege of talking with the faculty to Nancy Hunter and Flora Thomas. kl Page Thiry-two Item 12. Alice Horner and Nettie Rice will to Grace Carpenter and Ada Mae White their power to " vamp " the men. Item 13. James Dula, after careful consideration, bequeaths to Dewey Mast a pitcher of " Zip, " with the hope that Dewey will be as greatly benefitted by it as he himself has been, in that it has supplied him with the necessary fat and energy for withstanding the joys and trials of being class president. Item 14. Elizabeth German and Lena Spencer will their musical ability to Rosada McAnulty and Elsie Farthing. Item 15. Pearl Koon and Margaret Little will their places on the tennis court to Alice Gregory and Madge Reeves hoping that they will become champion tennis players. Item 16. Since Alice Brasington and Annie Wall have decided to be old maid school teachers, they gladly bequeath all their cooking recipes and household knowledge to Miss Hewitt and Sallie Henderson with the hope that it will be of much value to them in their future life. Item 17. Nettie Rice and Mary Koon, without any hesitation whatever, bequeath to Hallie Baker the number of chicken wings which fell to their lot at Lovill Home, together w ith their liking for some other part of the chicken. Item 18. Ada Burt, Walter E. Wilson, and Augustus Peterson will to certain members of the Junior Class all the pleasures that accompany the management of " The Rhodo- dendron. " Item 19. Finally, to avoid a painful scene, we take the opportunity of leaving to all a fond farewell. Page Thirty-three Adr urt WHffS WHO Clk leW IN 5LNI0R NORMAL Nettie R « fll.VERTR RotKETT Most D 6Kvfiei Page Thirty-four Pearl Kocm Nlrtlst Anna Lrw viOLLttST WHO ' S WHO IN ELarlButlf-r Best Athlete. Host RfusTocRft ' nc SENIOR NORMAL «- „- ««» Host BTTRhCTv e Gus Pltlrsqn Host Inteluxtum. LqlrKu_sy B c tsT Bluff Mhry Koon Most Studious Thirty-five President COLORS FLOWER Purple and white , Wistaria MOTTO " Climbing through the rocks be rugged " OFFICERS: Gordon Winkler President Dewey Mast Vice-President Nancy Hunter Secretary Zulieme Johnson Treasurer Sallie Henderson Poet Annie Greene Cartoonist Geneva Winecoff Prophet EL Page Thirty- RHODODENDRONS Junior Normals Abernethv, Fannie Mae Baker, Hallie Ballard, Carrie Barnes, Mrs. Stella Bingham, I. J. Bingham, Almedia Brinklev, Gurney Bingham, Mrs. W. C. Bingham, D. L. Brown, Charlie Banner, Mildred Blakely, Nellie Butler) Earl Brown, Ethel Burnside, Lillian Cannon, Linda Carpenter, Grace Coffey, Nellie Coon, Phillip Council, Mary Cook, Bernice Collins, Martha Crump, Cornelia Dixon, C. F. Farthing, Elsie Franklin, Howard Fulk, Maude Garland, Jack Catling, Lucy Greene, Mrs. Docia Greene, Annie German, Lucile Griffith, Gasper Greene, A. J. Greene, W. F. Greer, Blanche Gragg, Ella Gregory, Alice Greer, Mrs. Addie B. Harrelson, Addie Henderson, Sallie Hewitt, Mattie Hinson, Vann Henson, Russell Helton, Samuel Hodges, Eula Harmon, W. S. Horton, Jas. D. Hovis, Florrie Hunter, Nancy Johnson, Zulieme Lyon, Beatrice Lamberth, W. C. Marks, Dewitt Mast, Dewey McAnulty, Rosada Mcintosh, Monroe McFadgen, Marie Miller, Cecil Miller, G. A. Miller, Cora Moore, Ruth Moretz, Lucy Morgan, Effie Mullens, Mrs. Lola Guffy Oliver, Bryan Oliver, Jessie Pannell, James D. Pannell, Mrs. James D. Perry, Thelma Mae Perry, Maud Phillips, Marion Phillips, Mae Pennington, Lenna Payne, Mrs. Blanche Pridgeon, Harry Quails, Edward Quails, Mrs. Edvyard Rankin, Elmer Reeves, Madge Rice, Muriel Rowe, Dorothy Sherwood, Annie Mae Yoimce, Charles Shaver, Joy Seism, Gertrude Sale, Dana W. Spencer, Claudia Swift, Gladys Sturgill, Carl Smith, Mary Thomas, Flora Thomasson, Nanie Lou Thornburg, Nannie Tucker, Glenn Taylor, Susie Taylor , Alice Taylor, Mattie Todd, Jennie Vines, Roby Vance, Zeb Walker, Glenn Watson, Docia Wallace, Reid White, Ada Mae Wilson, Kemp Winecoff, Geneva Winkler, Gordon Younce, Dessie Young, Agnes Page Thirty-seven Page Thirty-eight RHODODENDRONS SALLIE HENDERSON " Dignified and reserved in appearance, but quiet and witty in speech. " El ' I. A HODGES " A perfect woman, nobly planned, to warn, comfort and to command. " ZUI IEME JOHNSON " Priscilla, too, was modest and charming. " DEWEY MAST " It was a clad ' good morning, " As he passed along the way. Hut it spread the morning glory over the live longday. " MARIE McFADGEN " Oh, Friend, oh, best of friends, Thy ab- sence more than impending night, darkens the landscape o ' er. " Page Forty LUCY MORETZ " A cheerful heart, A winning smile, A charm of friendship, All the while. " EFFIE MORGAN " To acquire knowledge, think; To have a friend, he one. " JESSIE OLIVER " Her Trinity — merriment, enjoyment and pleasure. " MADGE REEVES " Not all charm is in words. " MURIEL RICE " Graceful too, and gay. " ELMER RANKIN " A chip off the old block. " Page Forty -one " It ' s a friendly heart that has plenty of friends. " MARY SMITH " Beautiful and shy, with mischief in her GLADYS SWIFT " kind and true, more studious than most JOY SHAVER " Optimism is the key to popularity. " MATTIE TAYLOR " Ambition, ' sincerity, and dignity mingled with goodness. " NANNIE LOU THOMASSON " Get thee behind me seriousness. — Didn ' t iv Cinconess ! Page Forty-two RHODODENDRONS NANNIE THORNBURG " All, quiet lass there are hut few, Who know the treasure hid in you. " GLENN TUCKEK " The world knows nothing of its urea test en. " BERNICE COOK " Who mixed reason with pleasure and v. is- m with mirth. " REID WALLACE " E ' en tho ' vanquished I would argue still. ' ADA MAE WHITE " I chatter, chatter as I go, Every crowd needs a leader. " GENEVA WINECOFF " Small in statue but not in " pep. " Page Forty-three JAMES HORTON GORDON WINKLER " For take him all in all he was a man, I shall Tint look upon his like again. " DESSIE YOUNCE " Industrious, faithful and optimistic. " RUTH MOORE " The mistress of herself, ' tho China fal monroe Mcintosh " The will ' makes the way. " Page Forty-four Page Forty-five RHODODENDRONS =j Senior High School Class CLASS OFFICERS President Gale B. McMillan Vice-President Margaret Linney Secretary-Treasurer Howard Ashley Prophet David Moretz Poet Louise Coffey Historian Blanche Smith Orator Nora Mast Testator Ruth Robbins Cartoonist Hubert Coffer Ena Alexander Howard Ashley Lula Austin Katherine Baird Tracy Ballou Ruth Benfield Virginia Mae Beshears Ward Billings Ruth Rlair Fred Church Lon Church Addie Coffey Hubert Coffey Louise Coffey Rosella Coffey Fred Colvard Vera Cook Joseph Cowles Pearl Cowles Mary Culbreth Harry Evans Charles Farthing George Farthing Ona Farthing Florence Greene Cleve Gross Rosa Hardin Ethel Holshouser Jane Howell Louise Icenhour CLASS ROLL Rom Jones Ronald Earl Johnson Allan Laxton Mildred Laxton Margaret Linney Frank Logan Margaret Louise Loven Nora A. Mast Phil Mast Ruth Mast Hazel McQuire Gale McMillan Elizabeth Miller Wade Miller Fay Mills Maud Moodey Acidic Moore Clifton D. Moore Jasper Moore Pansy Moore Johnsie Moore David Moretz Eleanor Moretz Maggie Moretz Robert Moretz Ralph Myers Jerry Nelon Iola Norris Mary Norris Beatrice Parsons Blanche Parsons Ruth Perry Ina Prevette Jeter Ramsey Dean Reece Cynthia Pearl Reeves Ruth Robbins Luther Robinson Roy Robinson Mattie Rader Etha Sayle Blanche Smith Pearl Smith Helen Stansbury Gordon Taylor Howard Taylor James Taylor Erma Teague Lamar Tolbert Don Triplett Anna Lee Trivett Wick Vannoy Ruth Waddell Jennie Ward liettie Williams Manley Wilson Mrs. W. E. Wilson Frank Winkler Lorenzo D. Woodard RHODODENDRONS ENA ALEXANDER " Slender of form, hut mighty in charms " HOWARD ASHLEY " A leader of leaders " I. II. A AUSTIN ' By doing we learn to do. " KATHERINE BAIRD " Ever faithful. " TRACY BALLOU " Zealous in his efforts to pursue knowledge. ' RUTH BENFIELD " A lifter not a leaner. " MAE BESHEARS " Forever grasping something new. " Page Forty-eight Page Forty-nine RHODODENDRONS (2= EARL JOHNSON ' Most prudent, and with an excellent mind. " ALLEN LAXTON " He is true in friendship, and diligent in rk. " MILDRED LAXTON " Gentle of speech, beneficent of mind. ' MARGARET LINNEY ' Her heart is worth its weight in gold. ' FRANK LOGAN " A Talent for all he tries to do. ' " Small, hut well beloved by all. " MARGARET LOVKN " Small, but well beloved by all. ' NORA MAST " Full of life, sense and wit, Lots of fun, and plenty of grit. ' Page Fifty Page Fifty -one RHODODENDRONS MAUD MOODY ' Small, but none tbe less brilliant. ' ADD1E MOORE " If 1 am your friend, tbere is notbing too iinirh for me to do. " •IOHNSIE MOORE ' Will power paves tbe way. " PANSY MOORE Always ready to say ' I ' ll try. ' " DAVID MORETZ " Get there. " ELEANOR MORETZ " An enflexible will, a generous heart. ' RALPH MYERS " He revealeth the deep and secret things. " Page Fifty-two RHODODENDRONS Tl T3 JERRY NELON At the foothills climbing. " IOLA NORRIS " Life is like a picture so paint it well. " MARY NORRIS " The friend faithful and true. " BEATRICE PARSONS " She is the model of propriety. " BLANCHE PARSONS ' A true and royal friend. " RUTH PER BY " Virtue conquers all things. " INA PREVETTE " A kind heart is a fountain of gladness. ' .Ld Page Fifty-three RHODODENDRONS .MATT IE RADER " A calm, thoughtful, energetic girl with highest ideals. " JETER RAMSEY Where there ' s a will there is a way. " DEAN REECE A fine voung man. " CYNTHA PEARL REEVES " Not too serious, not too gay, Hut a real good pal, in a real good way. " RUTH ROBBINS Knowledge is power and power is success. ' EITHER ROBINSON Success comes to him who strives. " ROY ROBINSON Noble, true, and good sense too. " Page Fifty-fou BLANCHE SMITH " Gentle in manner but resolute in deed. ' PEARL SMITH " A winning smile and a charming person- ality. " HELEN ' STANSBUR.Y " Far may we searc hbefore we find a heart so noble or so kind. " GORDON TAYLOR " Looking forward, not backward. ' JAMES TAYLOR " Quality, not quantity. " ERMA TEAGUE " Onward to success. " LAMAR TOLBERT " To lie, not to seem. " Page Fifty five Page Fifty- RHODODENDRONS CLASS MASCOT REBECCA WOOSEEY 5L Page Fifty-four BLANCHE SMITH ■ ' Gentle in manner but resolute in deed. " PEARL SMITH " A winning smile and a charming person- ality. " HELEN STANSBURY " Far may we searc hbefore we find a heart so noble or so kind. " GORDON TAYLOR " Looking forward, not backward. ' JAMES TAYLOR " Quality, not quantity. " ERMA TEAGUE " Onward to success. " LAMAR TOLBERT " To be, not to seem. " Page Fifty five . M -WH CLASS MASCOT REBECCA WOOSLEY Page Fifty- History of the Senior High School Class All through the ages great stress has heen laid upon the most important events in the history, and we, the last class to graduate from the High School Department of the Appalachian Training School, (It is now the Appalachian State Normal) feel that our history can be classed as an important event, and in our opinion too much information can not be jotted down of the happenings of our five happy years. We shall try to relate the most important. We met for the first time August 22, 1921 in the old Administration building with great eagerness to begin our career. We set ourselves to the task of learning. Our number was seventy-three. After much discussion we elected Edward Osborne president, and chose silver-gray and garnet for our colors and red carnation for our flower. Nothing of unusual interest hap- pened that year except the receiving of our diplomas from the eighth grade in May. Next year sixty-four boys and girls met at the Science Hall with the title of Freshmen. Our president not returning we elected Fred Looper, president; Margaret Linney, Vice- President; David Moretz, Secretary; Louise Coffey, Poet; and Blanche Smith, Historian; We were indeed zealous freshmen for we had made up our minds to excel in the class room, in athletics, and in deportment. In 1923 we again took up our school work, happy in having the name of Sophomores. Most of our members had returned with sufficient new members to total ninety-four. About the middle of the year our president was forced to leave on account of illness and we elected Gale McMillan. Summer vacation over, we came back buoyant with new hope for our Junior year. Some of our class officers did not return so we elected Ruth Robbins, Testator; David Moretz, Prophet; Howard Ashley, Secretary; and Hubert Coffey, Cartoonist. The tragedy of our school career was the death of one of our members, Maggie Cox. We remembered her with sincere appreciation, and extended sympathy to her stricken home. With the coming of Spring, interest centered around preparation for the Junior-Senior Reception, then came the excitement and fear of failures on examination. The effort, suc- cess, and the year had closed. Seniors! Eighty-seven members returned in the Fall, but seven dropped out. So we now have a class of eighty, the largest to graduate from the A. T. S. Early in the year we changed our class colors to green and white, our flower to Madonna Lily, and our motto to " Live to serve. " On February the 22nd, 1925, the Junior class delightfully enter- tained us at a reception. The average grade of the girls through the four years scored higher than the boys; but the average age of the girls is 18; average age of the boys is 20. Now as we are nearing the end of our high school work and as we look back on the days spent at The Appalachian Training School we are beginning to realize that they were the happiest days of our lives. Page Fifty-eight Last Will and Testament STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA TOWN OF BOONE APPALACHIAN STATE NORMAL Friends of the Senior Class, we have called you together on this occasion to listen to the formal reading of the last will and testament of the Class of ' 25. As an aged man, making preparation to start on his last journey, wills his cherished possessions to those whom he loves, so we, the Seniors, as we prepare to start on the journey of life, donate certain gifts to those we leave behind. Item 1. To our Alma Mater we bequeath our love and devotion — may she ever hold first place in our hearts. Item 2. To the faculty in general, we will our unmeasured esteem and gratitude for every attainment they have helped us to reach, and our thanks for their kindness and patience. 1. To Professor Downum, a Latin class who will get to the recitation room on time. 2. To Prof. Greer, the love of all the class. 3. To Dr. Rankin, a student body that will not stand in the halls. 4. To Prof. Logan, we will a class of girls who enjoy " Pretty Propositions. " Item. 3 To the Junior Class, because of our love and admiration for them, we do will, and bequeath our surplus dignity and sophistication, together with our assets, hardships, and responsibilities. We also will them our honors and special privileges, which are so much de- sired in the eyes of the Juniors, and so little appreciated once they are obtained by the Seniors. Item i. To the Sophomores, we will our " sisterly affection " to be used only on the Freshmen-to-be. Item 5. To the Freshmen, we will the motto " Green but growing. " Item 6. In addition to above will, there are certain personal effects that must be disposed of. 1. Nora Mast wills her dignity to Pearl Parsons. 2. Bettie Williams wills her " church interest " to Ola Dotson. 3. Ruth Benfield wills two feet three inches of her height to Katrina Walsh, so that she may never be known as " Dumps. " i. Louise Icenhour leaves her good humor to Margaret Hahn. 5. Maud Moody leaves all her cast-off Senior beaux to Una Corpening. 6. Gordon Taylor leaves Mary Anna Trivett to the next flirt. Item 7. Lastly, we, the members of the Senior Class do hereby appoint the Junior Class to execute this will, and request them to see that each person receives his property. In witness whereof, we set our hands and affix our seal, this the eighth day of May, one thousand nine hundred twenty-five, hereby revoking all other wills carelessly made, wheresoever it may have been probated. _Ld Page Fifty-nine High School Senior Class Poem To-day we close our High School days, Pausing with a tender thought, We think of all the benefits Which to us this School has brought. Memories pleasant we shall have Of the four short years just past; Though now to us the future calls We ' ll remember to the last. Friends here we ' ve gained will not forsake. Future pathways they will cheer; And both in joy and ' sorrow too Aids they ' ll be throughout each year. And now to us the great world calls All our dreams to realize; Higher our work we ' ll still pursue For success in future lies. To faithful be to A. N. S. Always glad we all shall strive ; And to our Alma Mater true — We, the Class of ' 25. -Louise Coffey. Let us now cease pondering over our textbooks and gaze backward for a moment upon the bygone days of our sojourn as High School Juniors. Having completed our sophomore studies we entered once more into the regu- lar routine of school life on August twenty-sixth. After we had well entered into active pursuits of our various studies, we summoned together all Juniors, both old and new. and organized the present Junior class. We re-elected our former presi- dent along with other officers, some of whom were our last year ' s classmates ; others were new members of the Institution. Now. not many days sped by until we had organized a class of about thirty knowledge seekers. It was at this point that we launched our ships and started forth into the sullen almost impenetrable sea of knowledge. It is at the farthest shore of this huge expanse that we hope some day to anchor; yet we are cognizant that this has not always been a smooth, placid course of travel. Sometimes, gloomy obstacles stared us in the face, but to these we paid the least possible heed ; and still we are sailing on and on at full mast. Ambition: Name or even picture a class with greater ambition than the Junior class ; a more aspiring body could not be found. After we are reminded of the familiar old quotation, " He who builds beneath the stars, builds too low, " our goals of efficiency and achievement are set in tune with this ideal. They are to be realized only when we have crossed the sea of school education and have become the greatest possible service and usefulness to the institution which have prepared us, to our state and to our nation. We now realize that we are nearing the end of this year ' s work, nearing the end of a school year that is dear to the hearts of each of us. In the future we shall recall these days as happy memories; may our numerous faults imprint no embarrassing mark upon us. and may we remember none but pleasant things of one another. At least, if we met with any measure of success, if we have accomplished any good, if we have learned to master any of those problems with which we have dealt, it has been by the patient assistance and guidance of our teachers. To these, we are thankful ; and upon them, we bestow our gratest appreciation and best wishes, for every possible happiness. — Jay L. Curtis s. Page Sixty-one LIBRARY Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina RHODODENDRONS Junior Class COLORS: Pink and White FLOWER: Pink Carnation MOTTO: Excelsior OFFICERS: President Douglas C. Redmond Vice-President Ralph E. Dockery Secretary and Treasurer Katrina Walsh Historian Jay L. Curtis Representative Bill Jones CLASS ROLL Adams, Oeie I,. Fox, Paul Mitchell, Dewey Ashcraft, Henry W. Greer, Fred 1{. Moretz, Grace Barnes, Alma Hahn, Margaret , Norris, Stella Blair, Boyce I ' .. Hodfres, Bertha Parsons, Pearl Calloway, Clara Hodjres, Muriel Proffit, Nettie Cooke, Hazel .lones, Bill Redmond, Douglas C. Corpeninfr, Una Jones, Major Stanberry, Mary Croom, James B. Jones, Robert D. Taylor, Ivazelle Curtis, .lay Jones, Pearl Trivette, Blaine Dockery, Ralph E. Jones, Pearl Walsh, Katrina Dotson, Ola Klutz, Howard Dugger, Marie Duncan, Brantley C. Lookabill, Leona Edmisten, Edgar Ellis, James J. Lyons, Xanabell 13 mi Page Sixty-two Page Sixty-three OFFICERS: President Fred Blair Vice-President . Bernice Gragg Secretary Ruby Cottrell Treasurer Margaret Rouse Poet Arthur Ruppe Cartoonist - Norma Brown Historian Mary Annie Trivette Bingham, Mabel Keyes, Lucy Sharpe, Mildred Blair, Fred Lewis, Bo nnie Jean Shepherd, Roy Brown, Norma Lewis, Glenn Simms, Annie Lee Butler, Sproles Linney, Kenneth Smith, Nelle Cottrell, Howard Lyons, Ralph , Sox, Dorris Cottrell, Ruby Maltha, Yallie Sox, Margaret Council, Alice Martin, Rffie Taylor, Joe Goode, Ralph Mast Gladys Thompson, Lola Gragg, Bernice Michael, Paul A. Trivette, Mary Annie Gragg, Grace Moretz, Virginia Wagner, Luna Gragg, Ferrie Norris, Dean Watson, Cohen Gryder, Gaither Norris, Pearl White, Mary Hodges, Richard Reeves, Willie Wilson, Nelda Hughes, Ralph Rouse, Margaret Wyke, Blanche Johnson, Ruth Ruppe, Arthur Page Sixty four EL i RHODODENDRON-J925 Jokes Ramsey — Do you know I can sing grand opera with a falsetto, voice ? Brownie — That ' s nothing. My father can chew corn with a false set o ' teeth. Shang P. — (At her first glimpse of the sea) — Ain ' t it astonishing Wade? Who ' d ever thought there could be as much water as that? Wade — Yes, and remember dear, you only see what ' s on top. Earl J. — Is Sallie H. fond of an argument? Ann G. — I should think so. Why. she wont eat anything that agrees with her. Prof. Logan — In what part of the Bible is it taught that a man should have only one wife? Billy — I guess it is the part that says that a man can not serve more than one master. C. F. Dixon — You know I love you: Will you marry me? Ada May White — My dear boy, I just refused you a week ago. Dixon — Oh! Was that you? Anna Wall walked into a store and dropped her bag on the counter. " Give me a chicken, ' ' she said. " Do you want a pullet? " the storekeeper asked. Wall — No, I want to carry it. " Alberta R. — I understand that in the class play Anna Law has quite a diffi cult part. Pearl Koon — Difficult? Why she doesn ' t say a word. Alberta — Well isn ' t that difficult for Anna Law? Mr. Smith — Did you send his present back when you broke his engagement? Thomasson — Of course not. Did you send back the silver cup that you won when you resigned from the golf club? Baker — (Reading aloud the conclusion of a long letter post marked Chapell Hill, N. C.) — And when I get my sheep skin, I ' ll come home and marry the sweetest girl in all the world. Jean W. — What a dirty trick after being engaged to me? Co-Ed — What would you do if a Doctor was flirting with j-our wife? Ha, Hopeful — I ' d eat an apple every day. RHODODENDRONS n special departments L Page Seventy-one Instrumental Music Graduate Students in Pian Elsie Farthing Lucy Moretz Rosada McAnultv High School Graduates in Pian Ena Alexander Vera Cook High School Juniors in Piar Bernice Gragg Nora Mast Nelda Wilson Page Seveuty-two Page Sixty-five Sophomore Class History On August 2 . lii ' JIf. a number of inexperienced and bashful boys and nirls gathered in the registrar ' s offiee to be enrolled as freshmen in the Appalachian Training School. Our class was not exempted from the usual teasing and ridicule that befall a freshmen class. But we did not allow the .jesting of our school mates to weaken our determination. For we had entered school with the resolution to do our best, and not to be satisfied with just passing our work, so we settled down to work, to study, and to succeed. As all the other classes were having meetings for electing officers and for choosing their flowers and mottos. we thought this must be the correct thing to do, so we followed their example. In the fall of 1924 most of us. now sophomores, returned to our school. This year we did not have to undergo the ridicule of freshmen, for we. bloody sopho- mores, could now be the investigators of the jokes. Even though we had been promoted to a higher class we were still satisfied with our choice of officers; and were yet willing to pursue our motto. " We will find a way or make one. " If the members of our class realize our ambition, we will have friends pre- paring themselves to be Physicians. Lawyers. Nurses, Dentists. Stenographers. Preachers, Writers, and Statesmen. And if we do fulfill our aspirations we will owe our success to the instructors who have been so patient with us during our freshmen and sophomore years. — Mary Annie Tr ' wett. Page Sixty- Page Sixty-seven Freshman Class, H. S. COLORS: Lavender and White FLOWER: White Lilacs MOTTO: " Service above Self " OFFICERS: President Edgar Barr Vice-President Ruby Winkler Secretary and Treasurer Enis Church Historian Barnard Dougherty Representative Frank Robbins CLASS ROLL Barr, Edgar Greer, Erie Proffit, Ruth Blackburn, Earl Gryder, Beulah Proffit, Hazel Bingham, Lucy Hahn, Edwin Prevette, Effie Brown, Joseph Hall, Robert Robbins, Frank Bumgarner, Florence Harmon, Fred , Richards, Robert Butte, Jesse Harris, Lucile Speas, Worth Casey, Morris Hester, Ella Stephens, Bina Calloway, Jack Haynes, Paul Smith, Sallie Carroll, Eula Hodges, Grant Triplett, Ola Church, Ennis Hampton, Lillie Triplett, Wilhelmina Cook, Roscoe Hagaman, Margaret Watson, Helen Cook, Newton Jones, Anna Mae Welsh, Fay Cook, Romy Keller, Roy Whisnant, Katheline Critcher, Willie Lewis, Wiley Winkler, Paul Dougherty, Barnard Luther, Blanche Winkler, Ruby Estes, Ralph Loven, Hope Wilborn, John Furches, Mrs. Sallie Miller, Emily Wheeler, Edna Wheeler, Mollie Page Sixty-eight Page Seventy-seven Art Club Pi Beta Gamine. .Motto: " Trifles makes perfection, and perfection is no trifle. " — Michael Angela. OFFICERS: Lola Kilby President Hallie Baker Secretary Ruth Dotson Instructor CLASS ROLL Lela Avers Erie Greer Dewey Mast Norma Brown Eula Hodges Iola Norris Maliel Bingham Zulieme Johnson Mrs. Augustus Peterson Hallie Baker Lola Kilby Mrs. Edd Quails Fred Blair Hope Loven Lena Redfern Rosella Coffey Frank Logan Doris Sox Mary Culbreth Effie Martin Gordon Winkler Nelda Wilson Page Seventy-eight Page Seventy-n Blan-Dolf Literary Society Fannie Mae Ahernethy Audrey Alphin Hallie Baker Alice Brasington Nellie Blakely Fannie Noel Bannerman Xina Brickhouse Ada Burt Lillian Burnside Ethel V. Brown Grace Carpenter Cornelia Crump Linda Cannon Bertha Dagenhart Lucy Catling Elsie Farthing Anne Greene Alice Gregory Elizabeth German Sal lie Henderson Alice Horner Nancy Hunter Zulieme Johnson Lola C. Kilby Mary E. Koon Pearl Koon Anna Law- Margaret Little Rosada McAnulty Marie McFadgen Cora Miller Lucy Moretz Essie Mae Outlaw Marion Phillips lone Perkins Clarice Reece Madge Reeves Lena Hedfearn Muriel Rice Nettie Hice Alverta Rockett Dorothy Rowe Lena Spencer Mary Smith Gladys Swift Annie Mae Sherwcn Nannie Tucker Nannie Lou Thoma Flora Thomas Nannie Thornburg Mattie Taylor Annie L. Wall Ada Mae White Geneva Winecoff Dessie Younce Anne Dula ' UM i, ' Page Seventy-three RHODODENDRONS n IV X B • ■_ = 2= Page Seventy-four Home Economics Students Bingham, Lucy Bingham, Mabel Brasington, Alice Brown, Norma Burnside, Lillian Bumgarner, Florence Church, Ennis Cottrell, Ruby Gragg, Grace Greer, Erie Gryder, Beulah Hagaman, Maggie Harris, Lucile Hester, Ella Jones, Anna May Keyes, Lucy Kilby, Lola Laxton, Mildred Loven, Hope Maltba, Vallie Mast, Gladys McNeil, Blanche Norris, Pearl Parsons, Beatrice Parsons, Pearl Prevette, Ina Proffit, Ruth Stephens, Bian Redfearn, Lena Thompson, Lola Trivette, Mary Anna Wall, Annie Walsh, Katrina Ward, Jennie Whisnant, Kathleen Winkler, Ruby Wyke, Blanche El Page Seventy-fi ' n RHODODENDRONS ' || I LU-U-Ul I . Page Seventy-six Page Eiglity-one Page Eighty-two Page Eighty-three RHODODENDRONS Calliopean-Euterpean Literary Society Alexander, Ena Baird, Katherine Beshears, Mae Bingham, Mabel Bingham, Lucy Blair, Ruth Bumgarner, Florence Calloway, Clara Church, Knnis Coffey, liosella Cowles, Pearl Corpening, Una Culbreth, Mary Dotson, ( )la Farthing, Ona Furches, Sallie Grider, Beulah Greer, Erie Greene, Mrs. A. L. Greene, Mary Harris, Lucile Hagaman, Margaret Holshouser, Ethel Howell, Jane Icenhour, Louise Jones, Annie Mae Laxton, Mildred Loven, Margaret Loven, Hope Mast, Nora Mast, Ruth Mast, Gladys Martin, Mrs. Fffie McNeil, Blanche Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Emily Mill ' s, Fay- Moore, Addie Moore, Pansy Moore, Johnsie Moretz, Maggie Moretz, Grace Moretz, Virginia, Norris, Iola Norris, Stella Norris, Mary Parsons, Beatrice Parsons, Pearl Perry, Ruth Prevette, Ina Prevette, Effie Proffit, Ruth Proffit, Nettie Rader, Mattie Reeves, Cyntha Pearl Reeves, Willie Rouse, Margaret Sharpe, Mildred Sale, Etha Sox, Doris Sox, Margaret Smith, Sallie Stanbury, Mary Stanbury, Helen Stephens, Bina Taylor, Iva Teague, Ernia Trivett, Mary Annie Triplett, Wilmena Walsh, Katrina Winkler, Ruby Wvke, Blanclie Page Eightjvfour Page Eighty-five RHODODENDRONS Roll of Watauga Literary Society Howard Ashley Tracy Ballou Joseph Brown Jack Calloway Joseph Cowles Bernard Dougherty Ralph Dockery James Ellis CI eve Gross Fred Harnien Paul Haynes Robert Hall Bill Jones Howard Klutz Allan Laxton Ralph Myers Jerry Nelon Dean Reece Douglas Redman Jeter Ramsey Roy Robinson Luther Robinson Roy Shepherd Lamar Tolbert Manley Wilson Cohen Watson Earl Johnson Jay Curtis Robert Richardson Newton Cook John Wilbourn Edgar Ban- Arthur Ruppe Frank Logan Page Eighty-eight Page Eighty-nine Page Ninety Page Ninety -one Page Ninety-tv BOYS ' BASKETBALL Standing (left to right) Taylor— F Butler— F Horton— G Moretz— G Croom— G A. K. Moore, Referee Sitting (left to right) Hinson— F Evans— C Garland— G IMDJiiaall III I I Irl Page Ninety-three Page Ninety-fo " Girls, " Prof. Smith remarked sentimentally, " are prettier than men. " " Why naturally, " exclaimed Perkins. " No, " he gently corrected, artificially. " " Who told you to set that wallpaper on the wall ' roared Prof. Williams. Workman — " Your wife, sir. " Prof. Williams — " Pretty isn ' t it? " he replied. White and Brick are pretty thick, aint they? Mrs. Bannerman — Yes, both of them. THREE AGES OF A WOMAN- IS to 25— The Muddle age. 35 to 45 — The Middle age. 50 on — The Meddle aee. Prof. W. (at choir practice) — " All right girls, all together- now — Christ is born on page five. ' " Mrs. Flowe (in principles of Ed) — " President Coolidge is so democratic. Marie M. — " Oh! I thought he was a Republican. " Homesick Freshie writing home — " Dear father, please send me permission to come home bv return mail. " At a party a prize was offered to the one making the worst face. The judge went to Alice 13. sitting in the corner and said, " I think you have won the prize, allow me to . " " Excuse me, " Alice said haughtily, " I wasn ' t playing. " Nettie Rice — Do you know why we call our native language the mother tongue? Richard P. — " Because father never gets a chance to use it. " This space is left blank. Thus it is better than some of the jokes. NOW LAUGH. Mary Koon — Can you tell me what makes the Tower of Pisa lean? Margaret Little — I don ' t know or I would take some myself. Jessie Oliver — Why did the ghost in Hamlet understand Latin? Rom D. — Because Latin is a dead language. 51 Page Ninety-five Page Ninety-si: % RHODODENDRONS autographs a ff=l M RHODODEKDRONJ925 THE HART HOUSTON STORE AN INSTITUTION WITH AN IDEAL JOHNSON CITY. TENNESSEE WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU WE APPRECIATE YOUR TRADE Send us your Mail Orders — They will have prompt and personal attention. THE HART HOUSTON STORE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH SOUTH Boone. North Carolina M. B. Woosley. Pastor Sunday School 9:45 A. M., J. B. Steel, Supt. Preaching Service at 11 A. M. acta 7:30 P. M. Epworth League, 6:45 P. M. Prayer Meeting each Wednesday evening at 7:30 P. M! A WELCOME IS EXTENDED TO ALL JLd ' I r RHODODENDRONS First National Bank Lenoir, : North Carolina One of the good Banks of this section. Large enough to handle your busi- 7iess — Not too large to appreciate it. E. F. ALLEN, Cashier I Cottrell and Hagaman I j Boone, : : North Carolina S i i i i i j j " THE j I CORNER j I STORE " i i i • i i S • i i i i Fane if Groceries and Candies I w. J. M. Boone, BAWGUS North Carolina Did the photograph work for this Annual. Kodak finishing. Commercial works, Portraits, Cop ling and Enlarging i i i i i i i S i i i i i s S i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i 1 1 i i i i i i solicit the Patronage of the A. S. N. Students. Gateway Cafe and Hotel O. W. Lawing, Proprietor Lenoir, North Carolina WE FEED THE PEOPLE When you feel lack a good dinner, drop in — we have it. We welcome the A. S. N. Students to stop and dine with us when passing through. RHODODENDRONS DRESS WELL AND SUCCEED We keep just the right things to make your personal appearance what it should be. Our store is known as the Young Men ' s Shop. Fashion Park Clothes Stetson Hats Walk-Over Shoes GENE MILLER " MEN ' S FASHION SHOP " LENOIR NORTH CAROLINA i ! ! Wiley G. Hartzog ! ! Boone Trail Restaurant I 2 Boone, : North Carolina j i i i M j ! The place where home cooking is ! done. We bake our own pies. COXTR.1CTOR BOONE, N. C. I do the whole Buildinq i I !! You Are Welcome Here. We solicit orders from the A. S. N. Students. ' i j j j W. P. Moodv. Proprietor j i I ! I ! I I I I I I I ITT RHODODENDRONS A. B. Chevrolet Co. Atkins Bingham, Managers for Economical Transportation CHEVROLET Agents for Cherovet Cars and Pants Boone, North Carolina Chevrolet Cars and All Genuine Chevrolet Products. Cars sold on easy payment plans, covering a period of Twelve Months. WATAUGA CAFE Blowing Rock, North Carolina £f Be sure to visit Watauga Cafe when you pass through Blowing Rock. We are pleased to have visi- tors inspect this, the most complete CAFE in Western North Carolina. Davidson Department ! Stor Boone, North Carolina Complete Line of MEN ' S AND LADIES ' APPAREL ! ( Solid Leather Shoes, Hats, Caps, j Millinery, Notions, Dress j Goods, Etc. | " The Right Kind of Goods at The Right Price. " «-• ' SEND IT DIRECT BY P. P. WATKINS French Dry Cleaning Company Johnson Citv, Tenn. ml RHODODENDRONS rt il BOONE HARDWARE CO. INCORPORATED Wholesale and Retail Dealers I. H. C. MACHINERY, OLIVER CHILLED PLOWS. HARDWARE, CUTLERY, PAINTS AND OILS, STOVES, RANGES, KITCHEN- WARE, WAGONS, HARNESS, IMPLEMENTS, SAWMILL AND PLUMBING SUPPLIES. We are headquarters for everything in heavy Hardware, Builders ' Hard- j ware, Lime, Cement, Farm Machinery. All articles kept in a first-class Hardware Store. Our First Consideration Is To Serve and Satisfy Next door to Watauga County Bank — Call when in need of goods in our line Corner Main and Depot Streets Boone, North Carolina i Watauga Building and Loan Association Johnson Citv, Tennessee We pay Six Per Cent. Interest on Monev Loaned Us. We loan you money to build your home on small monthly payment plan. Call in and let us explain. [ S. J. Barnett and Co. Boone, N. C. Deale Farncy Groceries, Feed Stuffs, Dry Goods and Notions i ! We have the best line of goods at ! the most reasonable prices. i i GIVE US A TRIAL 1 1 nrTfr rxTVTTl I nTrrr -rf in RHODODENDR0hH925 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH It ' ii.iJTii - ' ! , i ' BVHB 1 ijgSiii - ' J CORDIAL IXflTATIOX EXTENDED TO El ' ERYIiODl East Tennessee Western North Carolina R. R. Co. Linville Railway Railway Co. Spend Your Vacation In The Mountain Now is the time to make your plans for the summer outing. These lines, popularly known as " The Narrow Gauge. " pierce the most attractive vacation grounds in the Southeast. Extending from John- son City. Term., to Boone, North Carolina, they cover the greatest variety of natural scenery east of the Rockies, within so short a distance. The section of Western North Carolina served by the " Narrow Gauge " affords all the attractiveness of the ideal vacation land; altitude, climate, rugged mountains, virgin forests, and beautiful streams where trout abound. For information relative to rates, special excursions, etc.. call on or address, GENERAL PASSENGER DEPARTMENT EAST TENN. WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA RAIEROAD CO. Johnson Citv. Tennessee Francis Marion Huggin Pastor Boone, Sunday School, 10 a. in Preaching Service, 11 a in. and 7:. ' l(l p. n 2nd, 3rd and 4-tli Sun days in the month. Senior and Junior 1!. Y P. U. ' S («:») p. 111. Prayer Meeting Wednes- day, 7:30 p. in. K. A. LINK Lenoir, North Carolina WATCHMAKER, JEWELER AND OPTOMETRIST We solocit a A. S. X. business. We do fine watch, clock and jewelry repairing. Estimates on Class Rings and Fraternity Jewelry, cheerfully furnished. A large store of everything in the Jewelry line. ♦ • i BANK OF LENOIR Lenoir, North Carolina i ! i i i Resources [ over $1,000,000.00 i ! ! J. H. Beall . President ! J. C. Seagle_ _ Vice-President j G. F. Harper _ . _ Vice-President j A. G. Ford. _ Cashier j i Hi -Land Pressing Shop Satisfaction Guaranteed ALTERING AND REPAIR WORK. Come in and See Us. Located in rear of Boone Clothing Company W. L. Cook, Proprietor Boone. : : North Carolina Tatum ' s Restaurant Boone, : North aCrolina J ! WE FEED THE PEOPLE AT LARGE The Best of Home Cooling 1 i Our dining room and restaurant is j unsurpassed j i All traits of courtesy are extended j to every customer. ! 1 L. T. Tatum, Proprietor | i 51 r; RHODODENDRONS cs= =s Peoples Bank and Trust Company CAPITAL - $20,000.00 Our Motto: " Safeti ami Service " Our Aim: " To Satisfy " Big things are only little things put together. Let ' s pull together, build to- gether, and profit together. Together means to get there. We are keenly in- terested in the hoys, girls, and teachers who are anxious to Get There in Life and are always glad to help them in any way we can. When you come to Boone call in and get acquainted and open an account with us. T. H. Coffey President G. M. Sudderth Pice-President A. Y. Howell Cashier The Burr Harrison Studio Johnson Citv, Tenn. QUALITY PORTRAITS REASONABLE PRICES PROMPT DELIVERY KODAK FINISHING PICTURE FRAMING Russell D. Hodges President W. C. Greer Vice-President Clyde R. Greene Sec ' y.-Treas. Farmers Hardware and Supply Company, Inc. Boone, : : North Carolina Dealers in Everything in HARDWARE AND ASSOCIATED LINES Located in the John W. Hodges ' Store Rooms. OUR MOTTO " Service of the Best Variety — Our Aim; Satisfied Customers. " ! The Cash Grocery Store ! and Meat Market I Be J le, : : North Carolina L. H. Hollar, Proprietor We have everything good to eat and nothing to wear. But if you get all of this what do vou care. m $ m Teague Brothers Taxi BOONE DRUG CO. Service , " The Rexall Store " Boone, : : Nortli Carolina 1 Prescription Druggists I A daily line from Lenoir to Boone. = Leave Boone at 7 :30 a. m. arriving ! Eastman Kodaks and Supplies at Lenoir 9:30 a. m., making con- 1 nection with all West and South- | Whitman Chocolates bound trains. We appreciate all the i local business — The business of the A .S. N. Students is especially appreciated. Fine Stationeries and Toilet 1 Articles. 1 We can move you and your trunk j The Store that appreciates your j both at once with ease and comfort, i business. No need to order from j out-of-town — See us. The Price is Right. ' E. L. Teague,- -General Manager j Boone, : : North Carolina j .j .$ Blowing Rock Realty l: J. W. BRYAN and Insurance Co. , Boone, North Carolina Blowing Rock, : North Carolina 1 FIRE, AUTOMOBILE, ' ACCIDENT AND ' LIABILITY WATCHMAKER j and JEWELER We insure everything but j Tomorrow. j J. M. Sudderth j George F. Blair ( High Quality Work { T. H. Coffey, Jr. j | At Reasonable Prices. i RHODODENDRONS n POE TRIPLETTE CONSTRUCTION CO. Lenoir, : : : North Carolina BUILDERS The buildings appearing in this annual are our products. DOSSER BROS. The Woman ' s Store JOHXSOX CITY ' S MOST SATISFACTORY STORE i i I ' i ( i i i i i ! i i i ! i i i i i i i i i J. F. ROBBINS Boone, X. C. GROCERIES MEATS VEGETABLES and FRUITS Tlit- best plaee to buy Ladies ' Ready-to- Year, Millinery, Shoes, j Orv Goods and Notions. I I I I i i i i MAIL ORDERS SOLICITED j j We Solicit Your Trade I I ±d SUMMERS HARDWARE WHOLESALE ONLY CO. i i HARDWARE — CUTLERY — SPORTING GOODS — TINWARE STOVES — RANGES — WAGONS — HARNESS — FARM IMPLE- MENTS — PAINTS — VARNISHES — BUILDING MATERIALS — RAILROAD, MINE, ELECTRICAL, AND WATER WORKS SUP- PLIES. STANDARD SANITARY MANUFACTURING COMPANY ' S PLUMBERS ' WARE AND SUPPLIES. AMERICAN RADIATOR COMPANY ' S BOILERS AND RADIATION. Call on your Merchant for your requirements in our various lines. He should have our hardware and our catalog with descriptive cuts of what we carry in stock. We sell at WHOLESALE ONLY to Merchants, Manu- facturers, Heating and Plumbing Contractors. A Satisfied Customer Is Our Highest Aim JOHNSON CITY, ! ! TENNESSEE | i t i CRITCHER HOTEL ! M. P. Critcher ] Owner and Proprietor Attitude 3333 feet Boone, i ! North Carolina { J The Pastime Theatre Boone, North Carolina We invite you to our New Theatre. which is up-to-date in every respect. We show only the best of pictures The Place of Amusement Hamby and Winkler, Proprietors A RHODODENDRONS WATAUGA BAGGAGE TRANSFER CO. Boone, North Carolina Leave B oone, at 7:00 A. M. Arrive at North Wilks- boro at 10:30 A. M. We haul freight, express and baggage. We solicit all trunks and baggage for the A. S. N. Students. Headquarters at Winkler ' s Garage. Call or See Us. Day or Night Local Hauling A Specialty C C. RAGAN and HERMAN WILCOX, Managers J ! The Boone Clothing j j Watauga Furniture and Store i i i i Lumber Company Boone, Xortli Carolina I I i i Boone. X. C. f A complete line of Gent ' s j furnishings. j I Everything to Build a House j " FROM CELLAR TO I CHIMNEY " A Specialty in Young Men ' s { Clothes. | i i We solicit the patronage of the { A. S. X. Students j The Pioneer Builders of Boone j I i You are always at home in our store | ( We Appreciate You Trade i I EL J_d IN 1 1 RHODODENDRO)f)925 The Muse-Whitlock Company of John- son City, Tenn., printers of this Annual, have an attractive proposition to offer for the Annual staffs of 1926. Com- municate with this company. Compliments of J I i i APPALACHIA ' S GREATEST NEWSPAPERS j i ! j ! j ) Johnson City Chronicle | (Mornings) Johnson City Staff-News (Evenings) Birstol Bulletin (Evenings) i i i i ) ( i ! i ! i i i ! i ! i i i i i i i ! The Cuts in this ANNUAL were made by CINCINNATI PROCESS ENGRAVING COMPANY Cincinnati. Ohio. JHH ! J N. L. Mast. President I L. A. Greene, 1 ice-President i Miss Pearl Hodges, Bookkeeper G. P. Hagaman. Cashier Austin E. South. Ass ' t. Cashier Miss Carrie Coffey, Stenographer I THE WATAUGA COUNTY BANK i BOONE, : NORTH CAROLINA Capital $50,000.00 Surplus and Profits $25,000.00 The standard by which: we measure our service is the good old golden rule. We invite the students and teachers of the Appalachian State Normal to make themselves at home at our bank. i ! WILL C. WALKER j Boone. : North Carolina I { Watches. Clocks. Silverware j Diamonds and Jewelry j Class Rin«s and Pins REPAIRING A SPECIALTY i | A. S. N. Students Call and See Us ! ! j Hi-Land Barber Shop | Boone. North Carolina Our shop is neat and absolutely clean. You will find experienced barbers that are always cheerful and who possess the ability to please you. C. G. Cook, Manager LIBRARY Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina 3 0346 0050405 U


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