Armstrong High School - Spirit Yearbook (Richmond, VA)
- Class of 1943
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CLASS COLORS-RED AND W'HlTE
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CLASS FLOWER'-RED CARNATION
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A CLASS DAY ..A..,.. ,.,.,. A , . . ..... ,, JUNE 4,
CLASS SERMON ........ -- ....... JUNE 6,
CLASS NIGHT ...A...,U,,,,.,,.,.,...,. JUNE 8,
JUNE COMMENCEMENT ,.,,..,,. ....... 1 JUNE 9,
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On the following pages we have tried to por-
tray with pictures and with words the activiti-
es and motivating forces of our beloved school.
These inaniinate means can, however, show
but a semblance of the glowing, fervent devo-
tion to those ideals developed in Armstrong
- High School-those ideals which build the
healthy, happy, alert, and patriotic citizens
our Alina Mater has produced and is produc-
THE SPIRIT it FIRVHSTRUIIG
WVe, the members of the Senior Class of 1943,
deeply appreciate, and sincerely thank our
principals, faculty members, parents, adver-
tisers, and our many other friends, who have
contributed of their means, their talents and
their time to make this , our 1943 Commence-
ment Edition of the "Spirit of Armstrong," a
To those heroic- sons and daughters of Armstrong now serving
with the Arrned Forces this annual is respectfully dedicated.
Because we, the IIICIIIIJCIZS of'ithefc1.g of 194-3, are'so fully
cognizant of the sacrifices they are making ttrfprgserve and ex-
tend democracy, it is with grateful, profound, and reverent re-
cognition that we honor our hook by acknowledging through Y
it, the honor brought our beloved Alma Mater by their distin-
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Editor-in4Chief .,.,.. ...,., .......... I ..,.. ......,,,,... .,,,.......,,,,, .,A...,T,, ,.,., ,,,..,,,, ,-,,,,,,, A,., R H E B A T I N 5 LEY
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Sports Editors ..,.., ,E ALFRED BROVVN, WILLIE ROBINSON, WILLIAM CAUSIE ESTKO
News Editors ....., ,..T.... . VIOLET HARDY, ANOELIA CR.-UVLEY, VICTORA HARGRON'E
Photographers .,,.Y..T. E, T...,,. ....o... ,..... T.... .A.,., o,o.o. - . J E A N MCDONALD, LAVERNE FOUNTAIN
Circulation Manager ..,...... ,.w, ...,..,,.,... ...... . , . - .,,..,.,.,...... ......,.,,.,..,o,.,T,,, , ROBERT ALEXANDER
Assistant Circulation Managers .,.... E I L.t,..,.Lt ....,. V ELMA DURHAM, SARAH BRAXTON,
.DORIS KING, CAROLYN BRANCH, MARY ALEXANDER
Feature Editor .,,,...... .,v.,..,. .......,,..,,,., ,,,.L,.. ......,, ...E,... . - ,I....,...EL,.I..... ..,,., ,......,...,..,.. R U T H L A wsON
Assistant Feature Editor ...... ....... - .,,,.... ...,...,,,,. A NN PERRY
Business Manager ....,.. E-.. ...... , ..... - ....,,,,. .,,,,. R OBINETTE DYSON
Assistant Business Manager ..... ,..... ..., ........,,.,......st., , - S USSIE BASSETTE
Humor Editors ,,I...v,. .L ..,.,.. .. .,...... ,,., - .I,t, ' EI.IzARE'rH BYRD, DELLA SHAW
Art Editors ..,.. ..,..,., ...,....., I , . .,.,,. Lols JEFFERSON, SYLVESTER MCDANIEL
Advertising Manager ......,t... .......,... ..... ,... ,...,,s,......,...,..t.... . .....,.,,,..,.., E iw I It IELINE BELLE
Assistant Advertising Managers ..... .s...,.. R EGINALD CUMBER, JOSEPH JOHNSON
ALTHEA BOYD, DORIS BAILEY
Exchange Editors ...,. -, ...... ARETH'A'JACKSDN, DORIS BROWN, THELMA MOORE
Sponsor ,LE -,,,L,,I,,, E-, ,..,,,, ,,...,,,,.,,,,,., ,,....,.. ,.,., , ,,..,.,. , ,,,. ,,.,,, M R . G EOROE PETERSON
Assistant Sponsor .,... - ..,.... ...,. M Rs. VIRGINIA HOWELL BRINKLEY
THE SPIRIT RVHSTRUIIH
WORTLEY W. TGWN SEND, Principal
The world is in the midst of turmoil and bloodshed because
group welfare has been put ahead of the welfare of all mankind.
There is but one cure for this conditiong and that is to put
world citizenship above citizenship in any smaller group.
Remember, 'The light that shineth the farthest away from
home makes the brightest light at home."
Seniors, if in spirit you will be citizens of the world, you will
automatically be better citizens of any group in which you are
a member. My advice to you, therefore, is "Be cosmopolitan in
spirit," believe in and practice the doctrine of the brotherhood
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SCHOOL SEORETARIES .
MAGGIE JOHNSON ESTERLINE KENNEY
The members of the Senior Class of 1943 express to Mrs. John-
son and Mrs. Kenney, our school Secretaries, their appreciation
and esteem. '
Through our four years in Armstrong both Mrs. Johnson and
Mrs. Kenney have taken keen interest in our welfare and have
cheerfully worked over time to help ns attain our goals,
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MARY ALLEN JAMES KENNEDY YIVIAN KENNEY
- S6C1'0tlll'y President Treasurer
EMILY JONES THOMAS MURRAY RHEBA TINSLEY
Assistant Secretary Vice P1'GSillQl1t EIIITLDR, Spirit of Armstrong
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George Peterson, Jr. . Mrs. Virginia Howell Brinkley
Assistant Principall -
Witli heartfelt sincerity and in deepest gratitude do we, The
Senior Class of 1943, express our appreciation to Mr. George
Peterson, our sponsor, and to Mrs. Virginia Howell Brinkley,
our assistant sponsor.
They have labored sympathetically, intelligently, and un-
ceasingly, to develop in each of us those talents possessed and
those traits desired.
We shall always cherish the memory -of their tireless, devoted
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Miss Eloise Bowles, Mrs. Susie B. Lewis, Mrs. Etna A. Green, Mrs. Elsie G. Lewis
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THE. SPIRIT RHISTRUHE
ALFRED LLEWELLYN BROWN, "Lew"-Activities: Football '40-'41-'42, Basketball '40-'42
Choir '41-'42, Sports Writer.
WILLIAM ERATOSTHENIS CAUSIE ESTKO, JR., "Causie"-Activities: Football '41-'42
Track '42, Choir 540-'41-'42, Senior Class Plays, Sports Editor. Ambition: Electrician.
REGINALD ANDERSON CUMBER, "Ripi'-Activities: Basketball '41, Football '40, Mascot.
CLARENCE EARL DRAYTON-Activities: Senior Class Plays, Choir. Ambition: Electrician.
SHERLOCK B. GATHRIGHT, "Zoro"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Mechanic.
RUSSELL LOUIS HACK, "Hack"-Activity: Victory Corps.
KENNETH AUBREY HERRING, "Kenny"-Activity: Victory Corps.
EDWARD FRANKLIN JOHNSON, "Shorty"-Atztivity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Chemist.
JOSEPH HENRY JOHNSON, "Joe"-Activity: Football '42. Ambition: Physical Education
JAMES REGINALD KENNEDY, "Chick"-Activities: President of Senior Class of '43,
Football '41-'42, Basketball, Senior Class Plays. Ambition: Doctor.
CLARENCE DOUGLAS PAGE, "Doc"-Activities: Football '42, Track '4l. Ambition:
MELVIL HILL PATTERSON, "Playboy"-Activity: Cheering Squad.
CLARENCE LINWOOD RANSOME-Activity: Victory Corps.
WILLIE MARION ROBINSON, III-Activitities: Football, Sports Editor.
THOMAS HARRISON SCOTT, "Butch"-Activity: Victory Corps.
WILLIAM ALFRED SMITH, "Billy"-Activities: Basketball, Victory Corps.
HAROLD REGINALD TOOMBS, "Hack"-Activities: Football, Victory Corps.
HENRY WASHINGTON, "Slank"-Activity: Victory Corps.
CLARENCE EDWARD WATKINS-Activity: Victory Corps.
CLARENCE EDWARD WATSON-Activity: Victory Corps.
NORRIS EDWARD WATSON, "Doc'-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Baker.
JAMES GARFIELD WILLIAMS, III, "Jimmie"-Activity: Victory Corps.
EDGAR HAMLIN WOOLFOLK, "Sack"-Activity: Dramatic Tournament '42. Ambition:
MARY ELIZABETH ALEXANDER, "Mickey"-Activity: Member of Staff, Victory Corps
Girls, Conference. Ambition: Mathematician. V
MARY BERNETTA ALLEN, "Mae"-Activities: Salutatorian, French Tournament, Secretary,
Senior Class, Students Progressive Society. Ambition: Musician.
AUDREY E. ANDERSON, "Aude"-Activities: Girls' Conference, Victory Corps, Associate
Editor, Students Progressive Society. Ambition: Social Worker.
GENEVA ANDERSON-Activity: Victory Corps.
DORIS ELIZABETH BAILEY-Assistant Advertising Manager. Ambition Mathematician.
SUSIE EDNA BASSETTE, "Dreamy"--Assistant Business Manager. Ambition: Mathematician
EMMELINE ROSE BELLE, "Emmy"-Activities: Dramatics, Advertising Manager. Ambition:
ALMA LOUISE BERKELEY-Activity: Cheering Squad.
VIRGINIA CATHERINE BOWIE, "Ginny"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Musician
ELIZABETH WARREN BOWLES-Activity: Victory Corps.
ALTHEA LEWIS BOYD, "Al"-Activities: Girls' Conference, Assistant Advertising Manager.
SARAH ANN E. BRAXTON-Activities: Assistant Advertising Manager, Girls' Conference.
NORMA HORTENSE BRITTON, "Rock"+Activities: Girls' Conference. Ambition: Doctor
LILLIAN GERTRUDE BYRD, "Sis-tee"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Economic In-
GLADYS ODESSA CARTER, "Nick"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Stenographer.
FRANCES C. CHEATHAM, "Little Bits"-Activities: Choir, Senior Class Play. Ambition:
GWENDOLYN LOUISE CLAY, "GWEN"-Activity: Girls' Conference. Ambition: Business
MARY ELLA COLES, "Mayella"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
ANGELIA EVELYN CRAWLEY, "Rock"-Activities: Girls, Conference, Students Progressive
Society. Ambition: Stenographer.
MARY ELIZABETH CHILES-Activity: Victory Corps. n
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GERALDINE E. DANDRIDGE, "Gerry"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Stenographer.
MATTIE LOUISE DANIEL, "Little Honey"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Elementary
VELMIE DURHAM, "Red"-Activities: Assistant Circulation Manager. Ambition: Stenog-
rap er. -
EDNA MARJORIE DYER, "Margie"-Activity: Girls' Conference. Ambition: Social Worker.
ROBINETTE LAVERNE DYSON, "Dyke"--Activity: Editorial Stall. Ambition: Nurse.
GRACE ELIZABETH EDWARDS, "Honey"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Economic
LAVERNE BELLE FOUNTAIN, "Lu"--Activity: Girls' Conference. Ambition: Photographer.
LAWRENCE POWELL, "Lew"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Machinist. I
GORDON ROBINSON-Activity: Physical Fitness. Ambition: Teacher.
EDWARD SAUNDERS, "Jerry"--Ambition: Pilot.
DANIEL SCOTT, "Scotty'-Activity: Chorus. Ambition: Lawyer.
LINWOOD SCOTT, "Scotty"-Activities: Captain Football Team, Basketball Team. Ambi-
tion: Athletic Director.
IRA SMITH, Jn., "Juniori'-Activities: Senior Class Plays, First Aid. Ambition: Auto
OLIYgER TOMLIN, JR., "Lou Costello"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Doctor or
WALTER WHITE, JR., "Sonney"-Activities: Band. Ambition: Aviator.
ANGUS P. WOOD, JR., "Floogie"-Activity: Chorus. Ambition: Aviator.
EDNA LAVINA ANTHONY-Activities: Girl Reserve, Basketball. Ambition: Mathematics
DAPHNE BAKER, "Baby-Sis"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Stenographer.
NILAH BANKS-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
F. MAE BARNES, "Sis Barnes"-Activity: Choir. Ambition: Secretary.
OPHINE ELIZA BAUGH, "Billy, 'Phene"--Activity: Canteen Member. Ambition: Mathe-
ARNIITA BEARD, "Pettie"-Activities: Dramatic Class, First Aid Class. Ambition: Concert
MARY BLOCKER, "Ed"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Stenographer.
ERNESTINE J. BOLLING, "Stine"-Activities: Girls Conference Club, Red Cross Member.
ERNESTINE BOYKIN, 'KStine"-Activity: Dramatic Class. Ambition: Nurse.
CAROLYN BERNICE BRANCH-Activities: Editorial Staff, Commercial Club. Ambition:
DORIS I. BROWN, "Dotty"-Activity: Girls' Conference. Ambition: Accountant.
MARGARET BRYANT-Activity: Girls' Conference. Ambition: Mathematician.
DOROTHY BURRELL, "Peggy"--Activities: First Aid, Victory Corps, Physical Fitness.
ELIZABETH BYRD, "Sister,' or "Hips"-Activities: Editorial Stall, Commercial Club, Red
Cross, First Aid, Victory Corps, Physical Fitness, Girl Scouts. Ambition: Research Chemist.
LORRAINE CAREY, "Little Bitsn or "Small Fried"-Activity: Girls' Conference Club.
Ambition: Social Worker.
EDITH CHARLETON, "Ediboo" or "Hips"-Activities: Girls' Conference, Physical Fitness,
Active part in Service Class. Ambition: Secretary or Business Teacher.
EDYQHE CHEATHAM, "Bee"-Activities: Victory Corps, Girl Scout. Ambition: Graduate
MARIAN CHRISTIAN, "Pinky"-Activities: Choir, Girls' Conference, Red Cross, Canteen.
Ambition: To be a Success in all my Undertakings.
ELEANOR CLARKE-Activities: Physical Fitness, Victory Corps. Ambition: Physical Educa'
tion Teacher, Artist or Dress Designer.
MARY GWENDOLYN COLES, "LINA"-Activities: Red Cross, Girl Reserve, Miss Virginia
-1942. Ambition: Nurse.
JULIA CONYERS, "Buddie"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Music Teacher.
JEAN COOKE, "Cookie',-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
CATHERINE COOPER, "Cat"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
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EVELYN CRAWFORD, "Sweets" and "Snooks"-Activity: First Aid Club. Ambition: English
THELMA CUIVIMINGS, "Smooth"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Doctor.
MAMIE BERNICE DAVIS, "Billie"-Activities: First Aid, Victory Corps, Physical Fitness,
Girl Scouts. Ambition: Typist.
ROSA L. DAVIS, "Sister"-Activity: Physical Fitness. Ambition: Mathematics Teacher.
LOUISE DREW, "Lou"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Musician.
CURLEY DYER, "Kitten"-Activities: Victory Corps, First Aid, Physical Fitness. Ambition:
THELMA EARLY, "Pups"-Activities: Victory Corps, Senior Class Activities. Ambition:
JEAN EVANS-Activities: Victory Corps, Physical Fitness. Ambition: Biology Teacher and
MILDRED FINN, "Mickey"-Activity: Band Member. Ambition: Principal of School.
THELMA GLENN, "Thel"-Activities: Physical Fitness, Girls Conference. Ambition: Stenog-
VIVIAN GOLPHIN, "Sweets"-Activities: Band, Victory Corps. Ambition: Stenographer.
AVIS GREENE, "Bird"-Activities: Girls Conference, May Festival. Ambition: Nurse.
VIOLET HARDY-Activities: Editorial Staff, Victory Corps. Ambition: Teacher.
ROBINETTE HARVEY, "Net"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Teacher.
VIVIAN HAW, "Til"-Activity: Band Member. Ambition: Teacher.
ELSIE' A. FRANKLIN, "Babylee"-Activities: Choir 540-'41-'42-'43, Girls' Conference..
Ambition: Physical Education Teacher.
ANNIE LEE GOODE, "Bill"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Economic Instructor.
THOMASINE E. GRAHAM, "Tommy,'-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Cashier.
PEARL ALISTINE HACKETT-Activities: Girls' Conference, French Tournament l942.
Ambition: Social Worker. '
VICTORIA W. HARGROVE, 'KBet"-Activities: Girls' Conference, Students Progressive
Society. Ambition: Nurse.
EVON ELIZABETH HATCHER-Activity: Victory Corps.
ARETHA INEZ JACKSON, "Diamond"-Activities: Editorial Staff, Red Cross. Ambition:
CAMILLA BELL JONESkActivity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
EMILY GRACE JONES, "Nip"-Activities: Girls' Conference, Choir, Assistant Secretary of
Senior Class, Senior Class Plays. Ambition: Stenographer. .
X-MARGIE JORDAN, "Butch"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Stenographer.
JEAN TUCKER MCDONALD, "Mac"-Activities: Photographer, Girls' Conference. Ambition:
ELSIE ELIZABETH MILLERhActivity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
KATHERINE WHITE MITCHELL, "Cat"-Activity: Victory Corps.
DOROTHY E. MORRIS, "Teen"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse. -
SHIRLEY ADELINE MORTON, "Poo Poo"-Activity: Choir '40-,4l. Ambition: Musician.
WILLIETTA MUNFORD, "Will"hActivity: Victory Corps.
JERELISS ANJOU N. PAYNE, "Shadow"-Activity: Girls' Conference. Ambition: Doctor.
MARILYN HELENA PAYNE, "Mal"-Activities: Girl Scouts, Victory Corps. Ambition:
DORIS EDITH RAY PEEPLES, -'Ray':HActivity: victory corps.
GRACE EUGERTHA PLEASANTS, "Genie"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Stenog-
MARION ELOISE PRINGLE-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Stenographer.
THELMA RUSSELL, "Thel'i-Activity: Victory Corps. '
MARY ELIZABETH SHELTON, "Jackie"-Activity: Red Cross. Ambition: Surgeon.
ALEASE SMITH-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Stenographer.
MILDIRED ELIZABETH SMITH, "Muttee"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Stenogra-
DALILIAS. LAVERNE SUBLETT, "Sis"-Activities: Girls' Conference, Red Cross. Ambition:
SARAH JANE THOMPSON-Activity: victory corps.
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' CLASS ATTAINMENTS
RHEBA SHIRLEY TINSLEY-Activities: Editor of School Paper, Girls' Conference, Choir,
Red Cross, French Tournament '41, Senior Class Play, Valedictorian. Ambition: Physicist.
HELEN E. WASHINGTON, "Pee Poo"-Activities: Girls' Conference, French Tournament
1941. Ambition: History Instructor.
AUDREY IMOGENE B. WILLIAMS, "Sis"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Stenogra-
EVELYN MARY WINSTON, "Winky"'-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
ROBERT IM. ALEXANDER, "Bobby"-Activities: Boy Scouts, First Aid, Red Cross, Victory
Corps. Ambition: Lawyer.
JOSEPH BANIAN, "Joe"-Activities: Football Team '41-'43, Stage Manager for Senior Class
Plays. Ambition: Physical Education Instructor.
SAMUEL BURROUGHS, JR., "Son"-Activities: First Aid, Victory Corps, Physical Fitness,
Band. Ambition: Doctor.
,ALFRED W. FLEMING, "Son"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Mechanicist.
NELSON FOWLKES, "Doc"-Activities: Victory Corps, First Aid. Ambition: Dentist.
EDWARD CRAVELY, "Gravy"-Activity: Actor in the 13th Chair. Ambition: Doctor.
CHARLES HAMLETTE, "Ham"-Activity: A. H. S. Band '41-'42-'43. Ambition: Musician.
WALTER HARDY, "Skeeter"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Doctor.
SAMUEL HENDERSON, "Sam"-Activity: Chorus.
ROBERT HINES, "Sousaphone Hines"-Activities: Band '42-'43, Choir. Ambition: Music
JOSEPH HUDSON, "Joe"-Activities: Band, Victory Corps. Ambition: No. 1 Trumpeter.
ARTHUR L. KNIGHT, "Stringbean"-Activities: Basketball, Football Team. Ambition:
Physical Education Instructor.
MERLE V. M. LENNON-Activity: Victory Corps.
SYLVESTER MCDANIEL, "McDoodle"-Activities: Baseball, Boy Scouts, Physical Fitness.
Ambition: Doctor. .
THOMAS HINTON MURRAY, "Bro"-Activities: First Aid, Vice-President. Ambition:
VERNON PEYTON, "Bro"--Activity: Victory Corps.
JAMES PITTMAN, "Snag"-Activities: Charlie-The Man Who Died, Mason-The 13th
Chair, Commercial Club, Cheer Leader, Sergeant-at-Arms. Ambition: Aviator.
BESSIE HOLMES-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
ALYCE HOWARD, "Al"-Activity: Red Cross Member. Ambition: Tailor.
BERTHA HOWARD, "Bobby"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
FLORENCE IRBY, "Irby"-Activity: First Aid. Ambition: Doctor.
RUTIIII JASPER, "Booby"-Activities: First Aid, Physical Fitness, Victory Corps. Ambition:
LOIS JEFFERSON, "Lo Loi'-Activities: Basketball '41, '42, Girls' Conference, Editorial
Staff. Ambition: Teacher of History and Physical Education.
HESTER JOHNSON, "Mae"-Activities: First Aid, Physical Fitness. Ambition: Typist.
JERALDYNE VIRGINIA JOHNSON, "Gerry"-Activities: Victory Corps, Choir, Girl Re-
serve. Ambition: Secretary and Mother of Children.
LOIS JOHNSON, "Butch"-Activities: Choir, Girl Scouts. Ambition: Stenographer.
MARJORIE JOHNSON, "Margie,'-Activities: Choir, Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
AVIS JONES, "A"-Activities: Victory Corps, Band-'4-2. Ambition: Nurse or Doctor.
EDITH JONES-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
VIVIAN KENNEY, "Viv"-Activities: Choir, Senior Class 3-Act Play, Treasurer Senior Class.
Ambition: Teacher of English and Music. '
DORIS KING, "Sweet Peas"-Activities: Editorial Staff, Girls' Conference. Ambition: Doctor.
RUTH LAWSON-Activities: Editorial Staff, First Aid. Ambition: Nurse.
JEANETTE LEE, "Neck"-Activities: Victory Corps, Girls' Reserve. Ambition: Nurse.
OLLIE B. LEWIS, "Bernie"-Activities: Girls' Conference, Choir, Red Cross. Ambition:
HAZEL LITTELJOHN, "Margie"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
ROSA MASSENBURG, "Sister"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Teacher.
DOLORES MCTEER, "Lois"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
THE SPIRIT RVIISTRUIIG
OLLIE MONROE-Activity: Chorus. Ambition: Stenographer.
SERENA MOORE, "Cooper"-Activities: Victory Corps, Physical Fitness. Ambition: Cooking
THELMA MOORE, "Thel"-Activities: Choir, Physical Fitness, Red Cross, Editorial Staff,
Girls' Conference. Ambition: Dietitian. Q
HATTIE MORRIS, "Ham"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Teacher.
ALMA NELSON-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
IRENE NUNNALLY, "I"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Secretary:
LUCY ORANGE, "Lou"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
SHIRLEY PATTERSON, "S A P"-Activity: Chorus. Ambition: Teacher of Elementary
LOUISE PAYNE, "Lou Baby"-Activities: Band, Physical Fitness. Ambition: Musician or
WILLA PAYTON, "Will"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Teacher.
ANNE PERRY, "Butterball''4Activities: Band, Editorial Staff, Dramatics, Physical Fitness,
First Aid, Victory Corps. Ambition: Teacher.
MARIE PETERSON, "Ric"--Activitiy: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
ESTELLE PHILLIPS, "Punching Judy"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Stenographer.
ROSA L. POLLARD, "Rosa"--Activities: Red Cross Canteen, Victory Corps. Ambition: Radio
GEORGIANNA RHOADES, "Butch"-Activities: Physical Fitness, Victory Corps. Ambition:
EUNICE ROBINSON, "Jen"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Mathematics Teacher.
EVELYN ROBINSON-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
GERTRUDE ROSS, "Genie"-Activities: Nursing, Social Club. Ambition: Nurse.
OLIVIA RYLAND, "Lil" or "Livia"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse or WAAC.
FLORENCE SHANNON, "Fitty"-Activities: Victory Corps, Physical Fitness. Ambition:
DELPHINE SHAW, "Della"-Activities: Editorial Staff, Dramatics, Victory Corps. Ambition:
BESSIE SMITH-Activity: Choir. Ambition: Music Instructor. -
FANNIE SMITH, "Spanky"-Activities: Girl Scout, Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse.
VERA B. SMITH-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Nurse. ' 4
ANNETTE STEWARD, "Mouse"-Activity: Band Member. Ambition: Mathematics Teacher.
CAROLYN TAYLOR, "Carco"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Teacher.
LEOLA TAYLOR, "Lady Bug"-Activity: Victory Corp. Ambition: Nurse or Doctor.
DEBORAH THOMPSON, "Peawee"--Activities: Chorus, Senior Class Play, Basketball team.
Ambition: Physical Education Teacher.
HELEN WATSON, "Sis"-Activity: Victory Corps. Ambition: Beautician.
MARJORIE WILKERSON, "Margie'-Activities: Victory Corps, Physical Fitness. Ambition:
SARAH WILLIAMS-Activities: Victory Corps, Physical Fitness. Ambition: Teacher.
BERTHA WILSON, "Bert"-Activity: ,Victory Corps. Ambition: Typist.
DORIS WINGFIELD, "Dot"-Activity: Basketball team. Ambition: Nurse.
FOUR YEARS ago, we were a group of unsophisti-
cated youngsters who started out in search of the
higher branches of knowledge found in high school.
After the first few days of becoming acquainted with
the teachers and students, we set out to accomplish
the task before us. During that first year we were
inevitably given the name of Freshmen.
As Sophomores we became interested in the activi-
ties of the school. We joined the choir, Junior Red
Cross, Girls' Conference, and other organizations con-
nected with the school. Members of the class played
instrumental parts in leading Armstrong to victory in
sports. Linwood Scott was captain of the basketball
team and Arthur Knight was an outstanding player.
When we became Juniors we fairly burst with pride.
Helen Washington, Rheba Tinsley and Mary Allen
entered the French Tournament and won high honors.
That year Linwood Scott was chosen captain of the
football team and Alfred Brown, Joseph Johnson,
Joseph Banian, and William Causie Estko were excel-
lent players. We attended the various plays and parties
given by organizations of the school and learned the
fundamentals of social life. At the close of the year
Emily jones was chosen President of the Girls' Con-
ference. These accomplishments were typical of the
graduating class of 1943.
Then September, 1942, came and we were Seniors
in all our glory. During the first term we elected
Mr. George Peterson, Jr., and Mrs. Virginia Howell
Brinkley as our sponsor and assistant-sponsor respec-
tively. Other officers are: James Kennedy, President,
Thomas Murray, Vice-Presidentg Mary Allen, Secre-
taryg and Vivian Kenney, Treasurer. With Rheba
Tinsley as the Hrst girl editor of The Spirit of Arm-
strong we published one of the best papers ever pro-
We also gave three one-act plays which proved
to be a tremendous success. Anne Perry, Emily Jones,
James Pittman and William Causie Estko potrayed
the leading roles. Later in the year we gave one three-
act play that proved to be as successful as our first
dramatic ventures. In this play Anne Perry and Daniel
Scott were superb. Della Shaw, Vivian Kenney and
Ira Smith were also outstanding. The May Festival
deviated from the usual King and Queen show for
we presented "Miss America' and "Uncle Sam."
June 9 marks the completion of our four inspiring
years at Armstrong, but we have "Not Finished,
just Begun." In the days to come Armstrong will
point with pride to the deeds of the members of '43.
THE SPIRIT RfllSTHlllllii
A MAN is known by his beliefs, for, "As a man
believeth, so is he." The Class of 1943, after much
thought is ready to proclaim its creed.
First, we believe in our beloved parents, who have
toiled and sacrificed that we might achieve the goal of
Second, we believe in our principal, Mr. W. W.
Townsend, whose high standards and unselfish in-
terest in us have made him a thoughtful advisor.
Third, we believe in our teachers, for they have
endeavored to develop in us initiative, individuality,
and the desire for the better things in life.
Fourth, we believe in ounsponsor, Mr. George
Peterson, and assistant sponsor, Mrs. Virginia Brinkley,
who have led us wisely and diligently through our
problems and joys.
Fifth, we believe in our fellow pupils, for it is
through them that Armstrong has been, and will con-
tinue to be, regarded as a top ranking school.
Sixth, we believe in our country and its doctrines:
Our country, in spite of the horrors of war, is con-
tinuing to provide free education for all its youth, and
is truly seeking to make the world a better place- for
Seventh, we believe in our armed forces, whose
courage and daring are sources of inspiration, and
whose sacrifices are uncomplainingly made.
Eighth, we believe in ourselves, in our innate powers
and in our ability to grow and develop, so that our
parents, our school, and our country may be proud
We have tested our creed and are proud of our
THOMAS HINTON MURRAY
PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS, CLASSMATES, JUNIORS:
I deem it a great honor and a most pleasing privi-
lege to represent the Senior Class of 1943 in the sad
duty of presenting the mantel to the junior Class.
This mantle has been passed down through the
ages. Beginning when Elijah passed his mantle to
Elisha, it has represented sacred responsibilities. Only
last year this mantle was draped on our most worthy
shoulders. We cherished our beloved mantle and have
seen that no stain of dishonor, no flaw of discontent
has marred it. Since we received this mantle, much
that we had not anticipated has come to pass, and we
have taken on added responsibilities, but in spite of
our manifold tasks we have not neglected our pro-
found obligation to our adored cloak.
We have worn this robe proudly and unseliishly
for one whole year, and not once have we grown
weary of its weight. We have held it on our young
shoulders, and walked in such a way as not to snag,
soil, or tatter its gracious folds.
Now we pass it on to you spotless and unblemished.
Cherish it as we have, let industry and application
be foremost among its endowments.
We, the class of 1943, ask that you take this mantle
in the spirit of love, patriotism, and sacrifice. May
it be to you a mantle of charity endowing you with
the spirit of fellowship and sympathetic understanding.
We, the philosophical and sophistocated Seniors,
have noticed with sorrow your laxity in performing
some of your duties, and your careless attitude, and
we know that it is an impossibility for you to become
our equals. Nevertheless we are placing this mantle
upon you, hoping that you will grasp some of the
things for which this precious mantle stands, and so
grow to fit it.
Take this mantle, use it wisely, and guard well your
Euzsnern GXVENDOLYN BYRD
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Youth and the Opportunities and Problems
Of the WVorld
PRINGIPALS, SPoNsoRs, MEMBERS or THE FACULTY,
PARENTS, FRIENDS, AND CLASSMATES:
Tonight an outstanding period in our lives draws to
a close, and we pause to celebrate this gleaming mile-
stone along our journey of life. For the first time in
the history of our school two persons have tied for
the honor of class salutatorian-Miss jean McDonald
and I. I have been chosen to speak the words that
bid you welcome, but words are inadequate to express
the deep sentiment in our hearts, so we simply say
that we are grateful for your presence here. We hope
that you will enjoy this presentation of our class exer-
cises as much as we enjoy presenting it.
Someone has written: "A poppy seed-it lies in the
hand, a gain of dust, motionless, unlovelhy, dead. Yet
think what it holds! The cool grey-green of upward-
springing stalks and leaves, the compact calyx, studded
with its hundreds of protecting hairs, and within,
crumpled like a babyis hand, the exquisite, shining
silk of gorgeous petals-sunset-rose, faint, misty
white, bold, magnificent, scarlet-all this in an atom
Tonight we are like a poppy seed. Within us lies
dormant every possibility that the future is able to
unfold. For years we have been a carefully tended
seedlingg now comes the time to push out from the
tiny seed and- to grow outward into individual stalks
in the full expression of our maturer lives. Gradua-
tion is not the ending, but the beginningg we are not
finished, we have just begun.
The young hear maturer people say, "Youth doesn't
have a chance." They charge that the youth of today
is reckless, careless, and callousg that we have no re-
spect for age or achievement. They say that we are
only intent on our own pleasures, which are some-
times reckless and shocking, and that we are driving
straight to destruction.
But, my friends, they are wrong. There is no need
to waste tears over this generation. We, the youth of
America, are probably the soberest, soundest, and most
realistic lot of youngsters in this nation's history.
Toughened by years of depression and war prepara-
tion, we face the future with critical, appraising eyes,
conscious of the hardships we are likely to encounter
-but there is no fear. We have faith in democracy
and its ability to outlive its enemies both at home
and abroad. Where middle age and old age see cause
for doubt and hesitancy, youth sees hope and promise
We see new frontiers around us-new frontiers in
government, conservation, and agricultureg new fron-
tiers in aviation, television, and fabrics made of glassg
new frontiers in electricity, air-conditioning, Diesel
engines, and modern housing. The ever broadening
fiield of science provides a factual, realistic basis for
our unconquerable optimism.
We find new frontiers in customs and traditions
broken down, and in this, the tremendous opportunity
to create. After the war, ours is the opportunity and
the task to build a better world and to establish
sounder principles of living. Based upon the principles
of the Master Builder we must use this opportunity
to set life on a higher plane.
Morally, the ideals of youth are high. Religion is
seldom regarded as a political issueg it is rather a
matter of individual conviction. We accept without
question the idealism and practicality of the Golden
Rule. Apparently the experiences of the depression
years have brought home the fundamental law of
society: that we cannot prosper ourselves if we live
so that others cannot prosper. Upon this principle we
find that we must shoulder our responsibility of ex-
tricating the world from its present crisis.
This is our generation and, as the youth of today,
we must either face these problems and solve them
or lead the blind life of those driven by forces of
which they are only dimly aware. We must take
advantage of the excellent opportunities now. Now
we must, and now we shall take our places in life.
The future of the world rests in our hands and we
shall go forward, ever striving to attain the goal which
We thank our teachers and sponsors who have
given us our start. We are indebted to our school and
our country for this part of our education, and we will
strive to bring records of achievement back to Arm-
strong. Using the lesson taught in the "Chambered
Nautilus" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, we say:
"Build thee more stately mansions. oh my soul,
As the swift seasons roll,
Leave Ihy low vaulted past
Let each new temple, nobler than the last,
Shut thee from Heaven. with ll dome more vast,
Till thou. at length art free.
Leaving thine outgrown shell by lifeis unresting sea."'
The Responsibility of Leadership
PRINCIPALS, SPONSORS, TEACHERS, CLASSMATES,
A Leadership is the art of guiding or directing others
in the attainment of a common end in such a manner
as to secure their obedience, conlidcnce, respect, and
loyal cooperation. Although the principles and prac-
tice of leadership may be examined from a scientific
standpoint, it is essentially an art, a living thing deal-
ing with human nature, human emotions, and the
higher appeal to the heart as well as to the mind.
Leading the smallest units, or the largest groups of
individuals in the attainment of any .common end,
,calls for cool and thoughtful leaders with a strong
feeling of the great responsibility imposed upon them.
They must be resolute and self-reliant in their deci-
sions, energetic and insistent in the execution .of them,
unperturbed by the appearance of what may be con-
sidered unsurmountable difficulties, which they will
So often we hear young men and women deploring,
almost in a state of pessimism, the lack of opportunity
to lead, to utilize and develop the latent capabilities
they feel they have, because the times have no possi-
bilities, or because the day of the pioneers and of far
frontiers has passed. There can be no justification for
such a viewpoint. The horizon bounding the field
of opportunity for present day self-development of
the individual as a leader is as limitless today as it
ever has beeng the opportunities for the growth of
leadership are more numerous, more varied, and the
call more urgent than ever before. In the small begin-
nings of study in the class room, in work, or sport,
or in social activities, lie the guides for self-instruction
and self-training in the principles and practice of lead-
ing others in the attainment of the end toward which
their common efforts strive.
Our schools, our universities, colleges, and similar
institutions properly pride themselves as being schools
for the training of leaders, leaders in thought, leaders
in science, in politics, and in all social progress. Lead-
ership is esscntial to any systematic human effort,
Organization provides the framework within which
the efforts of any group of individuals arc more efli-
ciently directed toward the attainment of a common
objective than they might otherwise be. The efficient
accomplishment of a common undertaking by a group
of individuals is made possible, or is facilitated by
their organization. An essential element in that organi-
zation is the leader, by whom the efforts of the indi-
viduals are guided or directed toward the end sought.
In any organized group one becomes the leader thereof
through a conscious or unconscious acknowledgment
by the others of his greater knowledge, greater ability,
or his apparent, or demonstrated capacity to lead.
Matthew Arnold wrote of the classical authors of
antiquity: "It has been said that we should emulate
rather than imitate them." This is no less true in the
study of the art of leadership. Each of us has his own
character, his own personality, merely to imitate the
characteristics and manerisms of those who exhibit
capability in leadership is to court failure. A monkey
can imitate, savages have aped the actions of the
civilized without the slightest conception of the mean-
ing or purpose of what they do. Emulation requires
reason, logic, and intelligence. Each one who aspires
to leadership should be true to himself in developing
his ability, striving for the end attained by those suc-
cessful ones he seeks to emulate, rather than blind, un-
thinking imitation of the means alone.
The Responsibility of Leadership
What are the qualities a leader should possess? At-
tempts have been made to list these and catalogue the
characteristics which he should minimize or eliminate,
but such listing often serves only to discourage the
aspirant, because in summation, they seem to describe
an unattainable ideal. However, a goal toward which
to aim is necessary, if one is to shape his efforts in self-
development so as to gain a satisfactory measure of
accomplishment in preparing himself to lead, to guide,
and to direct the efforts of the others in any field
of common endeavor.
The qualities of a leader may be separated into per-
sonal characteristics and professional capabilities, they
may be classed as physical, mental, and moral qualities
related to the leader himself, and those related to the
individuals whom he aspires to lead. Merely to enu-
merate the desirable qualities of a leader would ac-
complish very little. But a consideration of some of
these qualities will serve to illustrate the characteris-
tics which we should watch for in others and which
we should strive to develop in ourselves in order to
prepare ourselves to be better leaders.
No quality is of greater importance than loyaEty.
It is essential in both the leader and the follower, for
it works both ways, and loyalty down is no less impor-
tant than loyalty up. Loyalty begets loyalty, and an
evident sense of devotion to the interests of his fol-
lowers on the part of a leader is the assurance of
faithful and willing cooperation upon their part. One
possessed of the true spirit of loyalty submerges his
own self-interests in the sea of greater endeavor in
which all either sink or swim together.
Sincerity of purpose, like loyalty, is soon trans-
mitted to those whom he would lead. Sham, hypocrisy,
and bluff are all- too readily unmasked, and he who
would attempt to conceal his ignorance, or to alibi
his mistakes will soon find himself, not only a: de-
throned leader, but an outcast from the fellowship of
his team-mates. Zealousness requires a conscientious
willingness to go more than half-way in the solution
of the tasks at hand.
A sense of justice and determination to deal fairly
and impartially with all are essential in any one who
would control and lead others. The degree of respect,
of admiration, and even affection with which their
faith in him is measured to a very large measu-re is
determined by his possession and exhibition of these
A willingness to accept responsibility is the foremost
trait of leadership. The tasks are never too great to
the one who is ready and willing to accept the respon-
sibility. Men will admire and follow boldness and
even rashness if it appears to them to be justified, but
they will soon falter and become undependable when
the goal disappears, the course reveals itself as unrea-
sonable, or the aim of their endeavors proves empty
Real leadership is essential at all times, but the
critical condition of the whole world today emphasizes
the need of a greater and better leadership, the kind
of leadership that I have attempted to define, if we
can hope to gain the goals for which we strive.
It is my sincerest hope that the members of this
class, as well as those that will come after, will in the
years to come prove to be true leaders by accepting
the great responsibilities necessary for attaining their
THE SPIRIT FIRVTISTRUIIG
The cast of- THE 13TH CHAIR
The cast of- DEAD MEN CAN 'T HURT YOU
THE SPIRIT' 4 TRFTISTRUHG
. Tomorrow, As WVe iiirTiSl1 It VVe1'e Today
As we come to the conclusion of four most happy
and momentous years, we find ourselves standing on
the threshold of a new adventure. We seem to have
a feeling almost impossible to express-one of grave
solemnity mingled with a great eagerness.
In the years gone by, we have grown to love our
school dearly. Through guidance and through inspira-
tions, wezve grown in wisdom and knowledge, and as
youth, almost as men and women, we are prepared
at the moment to face the tasks that are ahead of us.
Of course this doesn't mean we feel we have completed
our growth. We know we have only begun. The road
before us is extended far, and we must be thoroughly
prepared to make use, wisely, of every opportunity to
increase our service and our ability to serve.
If we are to have "Tomorrow,' as we wish it were
today, we should try to adjust ourselves to the situation
as it is, and work fervently toward that goal we have
established as our aim. To reach the goal, some of
the things necessary for its attainment may be enumer-
Underlying all that one may do are his thoughts.
It is thinking that will determine our success-every-
thing worthwhile must come as a result of good, clean,
honest thoughts. We shall try hard to have no selfish
thinking in our "Tomorrowf' This would be the
greatest handicap in attaining our goal, it could keep
it from being reached.
In our world today, we are witnessing very inter-
csteclly, the results of selhsh thoughts. There are those
who think only of self-achievements---Awho have such
little thoughts, who have such narrow views, and who
have made such selfish plans that the life of the world
We must rid the world of this type of thinking-
this cannot be done too soon. Because of our responsi-
bility as youth, or rather, as American youth, we are
going to toil long and earnestly to that immediate end.
Many of our youth are already carrying responsibility,
for they sacrifice their lives for their country. They
are giving all. The rest of us must carry on to the
utmost so that they will not have died in vain.
Our dreams and visions must be enlarged. Our
dreams and visions must be those of loyal people labor-
ing arduously and unswervingly to achieve the bless-
ings of a prosperous nation, of a free nation.
We must recognize that we are commencing a new
epoch in the history of mankind. And when we remem-
ber our training-that which we have just completed
-we shall attempt to clear the world of any fallacies
that exist today.
The deeds and tasks to be done will be numerous
and large. But, as brothers, we shall share the burdens
and accomplish the tasks. As free men and women we
shall equally partake of responsibility if we will not
be contemptible and narrow, seeking only self-gains.
And we shall not shirk, for in our "Tomorrow," we
must have initiative, a sense of duty, and a full as-
sumption of all of our obligations.
On graduating from high school we have developed
our beliefs into a great creed. It seems that overnight
we have realized the nobler aspects of life in a wider
scope. Together we have sensed our creeds, believing
that we have a bright future before us. We must strive
always to uphold them. They shall be impenetrable by
delusion and deceit.
We must live as brothers-friendly each to everyone.
Have no little group here-another there, but work
jrne smmfr nmsrnunlg
Tomorrow, As NVQ WV1sl1 It Yhlere Today
together for mutual and common causes. No one ' And work as men and women
should think he is his brother's better. 1 For the bigger, better days.
A poem, "The Bigger Day" by G. E. Bishop sum- ' We must quit our selfish thinking
IHZHZES the thought I have bI'0l1gl'lt to YOU. H And our narrow Uigwj and crgedg,
And as people, big and splendid
'We are done with little thinking, g We mm! do 'he bigger deeds,
And we're done with little deedsg
We are done with petty conduct
And we're done with narrow Needs,
We have grown to men and women,
And we've noble work to do,
And today we are a people
With a larger point of view.
In a big way we must labor,
If our flag shall always fly,
In a big way we must sujer,
In a big way some must die.
There must be no little dreaming
In the visions that we see,
There must be no seljish planning
In tlze joys that are to be.
We have set our faces eastward
To the rising of the sun
That shall light a better nation,
And there's big work to be done.
And the petty souls and narrow,
Seeking only selfish gain
Shall be vanquished by the toilers
Big enough to 511587 pain.
It's a big task we have taken,
'Tis for others we must fight.
We must see our duly clearly
In a white and shining light.
We must quit our little circles
Where we move in little ways,
And so, we find ourselves still solemn but eager.
Eager, because we have so much to look forward tog
eager, because outside awaits so many new adventures.
But we are solemn because we shall stay no longer.
at Armstrong--the one place where we've met from
day to day through the years in comradeship and
We are much indebted to our teachers, parents,
and other individuals who have long and unceasingly
inspired us to the place where we now stand. We
know it is impossible to repay them ingjust a short
while, but remembering our class motto, e'Not finished,
just begun," we shall attempt to repay through having
our tomorrow as they wish it were today.
Each year the graduating class voices its farewell
to its Alma Mater. No one can be any more sincere,
ever, than we are, when we say a grateful farewell
to Armstrong-this school we've loved and cherished,
deeply and profoundly.
In parting at this time we are so very sad because
of thoughts that we may no more meet again. The
gloom is heavy-there seems only to be darkness. Oh!
but we forget! We shall be gay! There is "Tomorrow."
THE SPIRIT FIRHTSTRUHIQ
Oast of-THE OPENING OF THE DOOR
Cast Of-THE MAN WHO DIED AT TVVELVE
PRINCIPALS, MERIBERS or 'rr-IE FACULTY, JUNIORS:
Today we pass on the the Juniors the precious key
of Senior privilegesg the key that is to open doors
hitherto barred, the key to senior dignity, sparkling
wit, smooth mannersg the key that admits you to
chances on the stage, eminence in the eyes of your
classmates, and unlimited chances for self-improve-
Be careful of this key. It is one of our great treas-
ures and we hate to bequeath it so such dim wits.
What if you abuse your privileges? Well, there is no
other heir for us, so we will charge our teachers to put
you in your places if you misuse or tarnish this pre-
Seriously, as seniors you will have to have graver
responsibilities even than we. The war is moving
rapidly to a climax. Many of us, who are now seniors
will go immediately into the armed forces, many into
Armstrong, We 'll Always be
in Love VVith You
Armstrong with banners so bright
Ever will shine in the right
Though our hearts ache in pain,
We'll love you just the same
Now that our parting has come
We'll all say adieu, or goodbye to you.
Armstrong, if we should strfy
A million miles away
Weill always be in love with you
Though sun has turned to rain
It soon will shine again
For we will be in love with you.
We can't do any more,
We've tried so hard to please
So let us thank you for
Such tender memories.
Our Alma Mater true,
lVe'll always be in love with you.
SHIRLEY A. NIORTON
war industries. You who are left will have to assume
the responsibilities of the elder sons and daughters at
home, you will have to find ways to coopcrate more
and more with the war eiiort through our Victory
Corps and Junior Red Cross. Your senior year will
lack much of the gaiety and lightheartedness that
people usually associate with the last year in high
school. Yours is to be a greater privilege of service
than usually comes to those in your age group. Carry
on! We shall depend upon you.
The compensations you will get from services ron-
dered will be more satisfying than any merrymaking
And now I give this symbol of seniority to you.
God keep you, and bless you, and help you to be a
credit to our beloved Armstrong!
Ae we pause at the threshold of life today
And think of the four years past
There comes a longing and a wish finds it way:
That school days fore'er will last
But Time lingers not, and each classmate must go,
With life rendezvous we must keep
So those seeds -of achievement we here did sow
In other fields we shall reap.
Dear Armstrong, our love for you ejer will remain,
As the years roll swiftly by,
In life's bitter struggle, in loss and in gain
We'll geep your fair banners high.
Then farewell, Armstrong High, a true, fond goodbye
Now we must pass on our way,
With lingering hopes in that fair land on High
We may be united some day.
By DELLA SHAW and BERTHA WILSON
IT HAS always been the aim of the Class of '43 to
give recognition to outstanding merits. The members
of the Class of '43 have proved to be most versatile
ande so we' bestow upon them the degrees indicating
l. To Samuel Henderson, who is seldom seen talking
to any girls, we award the degree of C.B. fClass
2. To Lorraine Carey, Mary Alexander, and Daphine
Baker, who are always acting like infants, we give
the degree of C.B. fClass Babiesj
3. To Edith Charleston and James Pittman, who
enjoy dancing, we award the degree of C.J. fClass
4. To Linwood Scott and Joseph Banian, who are our
outstanding athletes, we award the degree of
A.G.A. CArmstrong's Great Athletesl
5. To Rheba Tinsley, Mary Allen, and Jean Mc-
Donald, because of their scholastic abilities, we
award the degrees of C.Q.K. CClass Quiz Kidsl
6. To Ann Perry, whose acting ability is similar to
that of Greer Garson we confer the well earned
degree of C.G.G. fClass Greer Garsonj
7. To Daniel Scott, because of his artistic ability,
we award the degree of C.G.A. fClass Gift to Artl
8. To Lillian Byrd, Virginia Bowie, Alease Smith.
and Helen Washington, Because of their unusual
quietness, we confer the degree of C.Q.G. fClass
9. To Bessie Holmes. Oliver Tomlin, Lawrence
Powers, who are late and don't seem to know the
value of time, we give the degree of A.L. fAlways
10. To Carolyn Taylor. Georgiana Rhodes. and Lenin
Taylor who are alwavs nrimoingyn each class, we
award the degree of C.P. fClass Primpersl
ll. To ,William Causie Estko and ,lames Williams.
who are always lving on their desk sleeping, we
give the degree of L.B. ILazy Bonesl
12. To F.vf-lvn Crawford. Annette Steward, and Bu-
nice Robinson. who are alwavs talking. we give
the well earned degree of M.T.G. fMost Talkative
13. To Arnita Beard and Catherine Cooper who are
always seen with different boy friends, we award
the degree of H.B. fHeart Breakersl
I4. To Mildred Finn, Estelle Philips, and Willa Pav-
ton, who are never seen with anv bovs. we give
the degree of C.O.M. fClass Old Maidsl
15. To Ruth Lawson and Marjorie Littleiohn, who
tried so hard to obey all the school rules, we give
the degree of L.S. ILoyal Studentsl
16. To Emily Jones, Margaret Bryant and Marilyn
Payne who are always willing to give their services,
we award the degree of S.W. fSociety Womenj
To james Kennedy, who is popular with all the
girls, we give the degree of G.G.W. fGod's Gift
to Womenl A
To Thomas Murray, who is always studying, we
award the degree of C.G. fClass Geniusj
To Thelma Glenn and Hattie Moris, who are
among the best dressed girls in the Senior Class,
we award the degree of C.M. CClass Modelsl
To Vivian Golphin and Carolyn Branch, who
never seems to be pleased at anything, we award
the degree of C.G. fClass Grumblersj
To Deborah Thompson and Jeraldyne Johnson,
who are always flirting, we award the degree of
C.F. fClass Flirtsl
To Clarence Drayton, who thinks himself so im-
portant and walks around the hall as though he
owns the world, we award the degree of M.C.B.
fMost Conceited Boyj
To Julia Conyers, Bessie Smith, and Marjorie
Johnson because of their well-known singing ability
we award the degree of C.E.B. CClass Song Birdsj
To Sylvester McDaniel, who is always annoying
some girl, we give the degree of C.P. KClass Pest!
To Vera Smith and Mary Chiles who are the fat-
test girls we give the degree of C.F.G. fClass
To Edgar Woolfolk, who often tried to fool the
class with his big talk, we give the degree of C.B.
f Class Bluffj
To Doris Brown and Vivian Kenney because of
their sweet smiles and cheerful words for everyone
we give the degree of C.S. fClass Sunbeamsl
To Elizabeth Byrd who always knows her lessons
but gets so confused when called upon, we give
the degree of C.K.T. fClass Knowledge and Timel
To Fannie Smith who spent most of her time in
Homemaking Classes, we give the degree of R.N.
fRegistered Nursej ,
To Olivia Ryland, who tried so hard, we give the
degree of C.S.H. fClass Seat Hoarderl
To Lois Jefferson and Emmeline Bell because of
their pleasing personality we give the degree of
P.K. fPersonality Kidsl
To LaVerne Fountain, who has the countenance
of innocence itself, we give the degree of C.I.
To Edward Gravely and Robert Alexander who
are always around at the right time to give service,
we give the degree of S.M. fSociety Menl
To Angus Wood because of his resnect to all
students we give the degree of M.C.B. fMost
THE OTHER DAY I was sitting in the garden under
a tree thinking of our Senior Class of '43. I thought
of the four years we had spent together at dear old
Armstrong High and I wondered what we should be
doing in the future. Because I am not a prophet I
knew I could only try to predict the futures of my
classmates, but suddenly, as I sat there I felt someone
touch me, although I saw nothing. A voice spoke say-
ing, "I am the Future, I come to bring this book to
you. Read it." I was startled. Nevertheless, I obeyed
and as I read, I found that-
The four' B'sg Doris Bailey, Emmeline Belle, Althea
Boyde and Sarah Braxton will be waitresses in the
"Eat and You Die Hotel" under the proprietorship
of Reginald "Rip" Cumber.
Anne Perry will be starring in her latest picture,
Norma Britton is going to be head surgeon in one
of Chattanooga's famous hospitals. She will be known
as "The Doctor Britton."
In 1965 we shall see Sylvester McDaniel taking his
seat in Congress. He will be debating on "Men's
Edith Charlton will be a famous "Model"
In a little country town called Cookey Way we
shall find Susie Bassette hovering over the back fence
still receiving the wrong end of the gossip. '
Victoria Hargrove will be trying very hard to cook
for her husband, Clarence Page, "As He Likes It."
James Kennedy will be the ardent Professor of Jive
at ,Iiver's College.
Melvyn and Shirley Patterson in 1959 will sign
contracts to be comedians in Hollywood.
Dallas Sublett will be, by 1987, "Madame Sublett."
She will own her famous music school at last. Among
her students will be Marion Pringle's and Emily
Kenneth Herring will become president of North
Dakota's State Bank. Dear! Dear! -
By 1951, Oliver Tomlin will become one of the
world's famous singers. His manager will be Joseph
Ten years from now, Lawrence Powell, Hester
johnson, Robert Hines, and Mildred Finn will become
"Missionaries to Africa."
Florence Sharron, Deborah Tompson, Edyth Jones,
and Vivian Haw will be applying for admission to the
Old Maid's Home.
Angus Wood, Daniel Scott, and Vernon Peyton will
be in partnership running "The Armstrong Cafe."
CWould you eat there?j
Curley Dyer, by 1960 will become the Dean of
Women in "Jump Roy College." Among the students
there we will find Alyce Howard's and Thelma Cum-
Edward Saunders will become a great scientist.
In 1975 he will still be searching for a way to cure
Thelma Glenn, Violet Hardy, Margaret Bryant,
Mamie Davis, Ruth Jasper, and Carolyn Taylor will
form "The Widow's Club." tWhy did all their hus-
bands leave at once?j
In 1956, Leola Taylor will have her own dress shop.
She will originate all of her styles. Florence Irby will
be her sales girl.
Nelson Folkes and Olivia Ryland will publish a
book entitled "The Easy Method of Getting Out of
Armstrong High School." It should sell rapidly.
By 1952, Miss Ollie Monroe will teach English in
Armstrong and Mr. Walter White will be in the de-
partment of Physics.
Marie Peterson will become a dressmaker. She will
sew for Arthur Knight's and Ira Smith's children.
Evelyn Crawford will become the iirst woman Rep-
resentative in Congress from Virginia.
Catherine Cooper and Ruth Lawson will become
two great actresses.
In 1990, Linwood Scott will invent the "gasless
AL... ,, , A I
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automobile." Merle Lennon will be the first man to
experiment with it. ' '
Carolyn Branch will become secretary to Charles
Hamlette who by that time will be a famous business
man from Wall Street, New York City.
Gordon Robinson will become editor of the "Goo
Lucy Orange, Delphine Shaw, and Helen Washing-
ton will become his editors.
Annette Steward and Rosa L. Pollard will become
the sweetest wives you ever saw. CTo whom?l
Hattie Morris will become a "Toe Dancer" in New
Thelma Moore will direct the "Moore Glee Club,"
and Marjorie johnson will assist her.
Berena Moore will head a great Girl's school called
"The Get Hip Schoolfi We shall find in her employ
Olivia Ryland and Estelle Phillips. i
Grace Edwards and Willeta Munford by 1973 will
be living in Honolulu. They will own mansions.
Willa Peyton will become a Professor at Howard
University. She will teach Chemistry.
Edgar Woolfolk, Charles Watson, Thomas Scott, and
Clarence Watkins will become famous Playboys in
Dorothy Burrell will be manager of a school cafe-
In 1959, Anita Beard and Archie Lee Harris will
have a hot dog stand of their very own and seven
kids to feed.
Pearle Hackett will become secretary to the Presi-
dent of the United States, Alfred L. Brown. QI-Iow
did he get the votes?j
Lois Jefferson, by 1950 will be married to her sixth
William Causie Estko's dairy farm will supply many
well known families among them will be Rev. and
Mrs. James Pittman.
Samuel Henderson and William Smith will become
wealthy bachelors with bay fronts.
After forty-one years Alma Berkeley will settle
LaVerne Fountain, Robinette Dyson, Lillian Byrd,
Mattie Daniel, and Lois Jefferson will be members
of that famous "How to Hold Our Husbands Club."
Shirley Morton will dance and sing in Edgar
Woolfolk's night club. Marjorie Dyer will be head
Elsie Miller and Frances Cheatham will remain
old maids teaching in Bedlam.
After fifty years of married life together Clarence
Drayton will finally ask Doris King for a divorce.
In 1957, Anjou Payne will be weighing three-
hundred and fifty pounds. She will be attending Caro-
lyn's Branch's Beauty School and taking lessons in
"How to Reduce."
Thomas Murray will become a high school principal
Walter Hardy will be leader of "The Tin Pan and
Tub Orchestra." '
Aretha Jackson will be a great social worker.
Gwendolyn Coles will be sporting outhts from Rob-
ert Alexander's "Five and Ten."
Mildred Smith and Elise Franklin will be old maids
even in 1979.
Lorraine Carey will become manager of Edward
Johnsonis Ice Cream Parlors.
This book has revealed to me these facts about the
members of Class '43. The world of tomorrow will
need great people and many of them will come from
our Class of '43.
AUDREY E. ANDERSON
1 - J
CLIENT: Now the class wants to bestow the following
THE SPIRIT RFIISTRUIIG
CLIENT: Good morning.
LAWYER: Good Morning. What can I do for you?
CLIENT: I represent the Class of 1943 of Armstrong
High School. I want you to draw up a will for me.
LAWVYERZ Fine, but first, what's your name?
CLIENT: Oh! never mind about that, next you'll be
wanting my address.
LANVYERZ I'm ready.
CLIENT: We the Senior Class of l94-3, Armstrong
High School, being of sound, disposed minds and
memories do hereby make, publish, and declare
this our last will and testament.
LAWVYERI What's next?
CLIENT: To the principals, teachers, and parents we
bequeath our sincere appreciation and good will
for their loyalty and kind assistance throughout
our four years of strenuous toil.
LAWYER: Who did the most toiling, you or the
CLIENT: To the Junior Class we leave our Senior
dignity and good sense, our love and hearty good
wishes hoping that they will strive to continue to
apply them to the utmost of their ability.
LAWYER: Yes, Yes, I hope so too,
CLIENT: To the entire student body we leave our
positions of honor, our loved and devoted teach-
ers, and our most beloved books and subjects.
LAWYER: What about the Class of 1944? You havenlt
forgotten them have you?
CLIENT: Of course, I haven't, for to the Class of 1944-
we bequeath our god times, capacity for fun,
friendship, and loyalty for dear old A. H. S.
LAIVYERZ All right, let's go.
personal awards to individuals after having given
consideration to the fitness of the recipient.
LAWYER: Yes, yes, but please hurry because I have
others waiting to see.
CLIENT: Mr. Thomas Murray bequeaths his brilliance
in school work to Mr. Weldon Simms.
LAYVYERZ That's a great gift. They all should be like
"Yours Truly" wills a little piece of advice
to Helen Tyler. Quote, "Stop writing letters to
soldiers during school hours and concentrate more
on English VIII" unquote.
LAYVYER2 Take heed, Helen.
Bertha Wilson leaves her arii of "Jersey
Bouncing" instead of marking time in physical
fitness class to Marilyn Lomax.
LANVYERZ I advise Marilyn to mark time or else she
might get caught.
CLIENT: Edward Gravely leaves his seat in French .to
Marjorie will certainly use it in high spiritsfiivf
Florence Irby leaves her technique of finding
out everyone's business to Helen Tyler.
LAWYER: Helen has a special technique of her own,
but she'll gladly accept Florence's, too.
Deborah Thompson leaves to Dorothy Taylor
ability to liirt with the boys.
LAWYER: Don't let your flirtations get the best of you,
Dorothy. You're young yet.
To Carolyn Alexander, Arnita Beard leaves
her pleasing personality.
Leola Taylor leaves her style of short dresses
and high socks to all who desire its, continuation?
CLIENTS- Linwood Scott leaves his size elevens to
Wiley A. Hall.
LAWYER: Yes, Yes.
Grace Edwards leaves all of her cosmetics to
,CLIENTZ Doris Brown wills her childish ways to Julia
' Mae Green.
CLIENT: Marion Pringle leaves. her fine method of
getting excited over nothing to Marian Robertson.
LAWYER: I do declare. What's next?
CLIENT: To Robinson Horne, Miss Mary Alexander
leaves her height, hoping-
LAWYER: Leaves her what? She doesn't have any.
CLIENT: Please let me finish-hoping that he will at-
tain more inches than she has.
LAWYER: What's next?
CLIENT: Since Vera Smith is so fat she decided that
she would leave her art of gaining weight to
LAWYER: I hope Ruby doesn't use it as much as Vera
CLIENT: Miss Vivian Kenney wills her sophisticated
airs to Miss Bernice Payne.
LAWYER: Very well.
CLIENT: Mr. Linwood Scott leaves his athletic ability
to Mr. Raymond Crittendan hoping that he will
keep up the good work.
LAWYER: I'll say he will.
CLIENT: Miss Evelyn Crawford leaves her talking
ability to Miss Lucille Brown.
LAWYER: Doesn't she think Lucille has enough of
CLIENT: Miss Rosa Lee Pollard bequeaths her modesty
to Gladys Logan.
LAXVYERZ That's a valuable gift.
CLIENT: To Margaret Ford, Carolyn Branch leaves
her typing ability, warning her not to wear out
the keys writing letters.
LAYVYERI I hope Margaret won't type as many letters
to the boys as Carolyn has.
CLIENT: Miss Marjorie Johnson leaves her place in
the choir to Miss LaVerne Byrd.
LAWVYER2 That's good.
CLIENT: Clarence Page wills his seat which he occu-
pied while here on his long, long stay to James
Hodges, hoping that he won't stay as long as
Clarence and wear his welcome out.
LAWYER: Poor Clarence.
CLIENT: To Margaret Martin, Annette Steward leaves
her mathematical ability hoping that she will
use it to the utmost of her ability in algebra four.
LAYVYERZ I hope that Margaret will.
CLIENT: Mr. James Kennedy wills his honor of being
president of such a wonderful class as the Class
of 1943 to Charles Freeman hoping that the
Class of '44 wil be as good as ours.
CLIENT: Jeraldyne Johnson leaves her many beaux to
LAVVYERZ Jeraldyne had better keep them because
men are scarce now.
CLIENT: Audrey Anderson wills her oratorical ability
to Mr. Wilbur Lewis.
LAYVYERZ Now that's what I call a real gift.
CLIENT: Mr. James Pittman leaves his fine line of
jive to Lawrence Stanley.
LAWYER: Very well, but Lawrence has a line of his
own. His and James' together might get tangled.
CLIENT: Miss Estelle Phillips leaves her ability to
chew and eat to Mr. Willis Pettis.
LAWYER: Willis will never in this world eat as much
CLIENT: Oh, yes he will because Estelle had to slack
up because of the rationing of fod.
CLIENT: And now we leave our senior teachers the
privilege of revealing those valuable ideas dis-
covered in test papers, and peaceful dreams,
and rest from the present troublesome seniors.
LANVYERI What will you say next?
CLIENT: Now to the faculty as a whole, we do be-
queath the rest and residue of our estate includ-
ing gratitude for their guidance and help, and
our deep affection. And last, but not least, we,
the Senior Class of '43, appoint the juniors as
executors of this our last will and testament on
this 8th day of June, 1943.
THE SPIRIT RIHSTRUIIB
ARMSTRONG HIGH SCHOOL
Senior Class Poll
Prophet ....,,............. .....
Full of Curiosity .......
M ost Useful .......
M ost Playful ........
Class Nuisance ..................... . ...........................
Giftatorians ...... Robert Alexander and james Pittman
Pleasing Personality .................... ............. A nita Beard
Class Filibuster ........................................ Edgar Woolfolk
Wzll ..,................ ......
N oisiest ......
Freshest ........s............. .........
Anne Perry and Edward Gravely
.......................William Causie Estko
Most Courteous Girl ....... .............. R uth Lawson
Smallest ...................... ........ V ernon Peyton
Class Creed .................. .......... T homas Murray
Most Courteous Boy ..........
Key Oratar ......... .........,.. D aniel Scott
Most Ambitious ..... ......... T homas Murray
Tallest...l ...,,..,,.. ......... J ean McDonald
Mantle Orator .............. ......... E lizabeth Byrd
Most Old-Fashioned ....... ...,.... M ildred Finn
Class Baby ................. ...... M ary Alexander
Class Beauty ...,...
Class Flirts ...... Deborah Thompson
and Alma Berkeley
Class Handsomest .....................,.............. Alfred Brown
Class Flapper ............ ......... G ertrude Ross
Likely to Succeed ............................
Class Degrees ................ Della Shaw and Bertha Wilson
Best Natured ....,..... .............................. V iolet Hardy
Class Grumblers .... ....... S amuel Henderson and
Best Boy Dancer ................................
Class Lovers ..,..,.... Vivian Kenney a
Most Melancholy. ...,..................v..
Best Girl Dancer .....,. .....
Class Cry Baby .......
Most Religious ,....
Most Excitable .......
Most Original .........
Sweetest Voice ........
Biggest Eater .......
Class Blufer ,...
Most Talkative .......
Most Conceited Boy
nd James Pittman
.. ....... Marie Peterson
Class Comedian ......... ........ R eginal Cumber
Glamour Girl ................ ....,.... G wendolyn Coles
Most Conceited Girl ........ ....... M arjorie Johnson
Most Energetic ........
Most Reserved ........
M eekest .............
.. ...,..... Emeline Belle
The Lazzest ................ ..
GTBCIFGJE S06ll1life ......... ....,... R heba Tinsley
Class Favorite .........
Best Athlete .........
Best Actress ......
Best Actor .........
.N eruiest ........ ,.
Class Orator ........
B655 Dressed Boy ....... ,,,,,,,., M erle Lennon
Best Dressed Girl ...,,,,,, ..
THE SPIRIT HRITISTRUIIG
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FOOTBALL SCORES FOR 1942
Armstrong ............ 30 Manual Training ........ 0 son, who for a decade has produced some of the best
Armstrong ............ 26 Jefferson ...................... 0 teams in conference play.
Armstrong .... .... 7 Va. State Freshmen ...... 2 1 ,
Armstrong '-'---w-.-- D 6 Phenix vlnhll --.--.---."w,-- . 12 We wish to nay tribute to all of our former players
Armstrong -'-.P------ E 2 Peabody '--v- W .----- 13 who are now in the armed forces. They have ex-
Armstrong wvivv 6 Walker .--.- -'-' h Qqhlhv N .."' 7 changed their Orange and Blue for Khaki but are
carrying with them the true spirit of good sportsman-
We wish to pay tribute to our coach, Maxie Robin- ship which they received here.
THE SPIRIT RITISTRUIIG
BOYS' BASKETBALL SCORES FOR 1942-4.3
Armstrong Y. M. C. A. .,,.....,......,, .
Armstrong Peabody .......,
Armstrong Walker .......
Armstrong Peabody ............ ......
Armstrong Y. M. C. A. ,..... ..... .
Armstrong Phenix ..,......,
Armstrong Walker ..........
Armstrong Walker .............. ......
Armstrong Van de Vyver
Armstrong Van de Vyver
The season's record of this year's team in regards
to games won and lost is unparalleled in the history
of Coach Maxie Robinson's career,
CENTRAL DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
A. H. S. ...................... 34 Peabody ...,.,.....,.,...,.. 25
A. H. S. ...................... 34 Maggie Walker .......... 23
CHAMPIONS OF CENTRAL DISTRICT
VA. STATE TOURNAMENT
A- H. S. ...................... 42 Maggie Walker .....,,... 43
A. H. S. ...... ............. 4 5 Walker Grant ,....,...... 24
The team captured 13 victories while losing only
THE SPIRIT HRYIISTRUIIE
JUNIOR RED CROSS
1. Victory Corps
a. Tin Drive
b. Stocking Drive
c. Rubber Drive
d. Paper Drive
2. Cadet Corps Organized
3. Band received new uniforms
For a week Armstrong pupils broadcast over
WRNL during the regular afternoon broadcast and
included news of the Armstrong Victory Corps.
Broadcasters: Janet Jones, Vivian Kenney, James
Teele, Daniel Scott, and Wilbur Lewis.
At the Mosque during "Women at War Weekn
Armstrong's A Capello Choir competed with school
choirs and won the first prize, a lifty dollar war bond.
Wilbur Lewis won first place in the Virginia State
Richmond Tuberculosis Association's Essay Contest
for High School Pupils
First Prize ........ ................ L aVerne Beard
Second Prize ,..... . .'........ Shirley Patterson
Fourth Prize ....... ......,.. Eleanor Clarke
"I Am an American" Essay Contest I
Wilmvr .....-.................... Charles Freeman
Old Dominion Dental Association's Essay Contest
Winner. .......... ................. T heodore Coors
Womens Christian Temperance Union's Essay
First Prize ..,..... ,,.,,,,,,, D Qrofhy B555
Second Prize. .......... Jeanette Moore
Third Prile... . .....,......... Marilyn Lomax
Armstrong's basketball quint won
Central District Championship
THE 'SPIRIT Rfll5'l'I3!UllIi
Wo1'ds and Music by Reginald B. Farrar
Now the evening star is fading,
Day is drawing to a close,
And our hearts are heavy, laden
Full of sorrows, full of woes.
ffor first and second verserj
Guiding light to allg
If on land or sea we wander,
We will ever heed thy call.
Alma Mater dear,
May joy be yours
May peace be yours
Throughout the year.
Thou hath been our inspiration
Thou hath been our guide so fair,
Thou alone art consolation
Vlhcn our hearts are in despair.
Hark! the bells are sweetly ringing,
Night is come and we must part
But to us a strand is clinging
It can never leave our hearts.
Hof last uersej
Home of soldiers brave.
We shall ever cherish, love thee.
Ever for thy spirit crave,
Ere the sun doth rise
May light be yours
May all be yours
Sweet peace! Goodbye.
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Congratulations to Graduates Cqmpliments of E
BOOKER T WALKER . CLEFF CLUB, INC.
RO E ROBINSON E
HIPPOD M Charles Hawthorne, Ass't. Mgr 1
when in Petersburg visit our Gem S 613 a North Second St. Richmond, Va.
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DINNETTE and GRILL
2nd at Leigh Streets
Where courtesy dwells -
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and service excels I
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Dial 3-873.8 Notary Public
PERFECTION-The results of
Skill and Experience
- Waltei' J. Manning
Twenty-Seventh and "R" Sts. I
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'I' In reach of all movies
Slaughter 's Hotel and
4' Dining Room
New and Modern- A good place to eat
1 .Private Dining Room upstairs
Dining room open 6430 il. m.- fo 3:00 a. m.
R. Slaughter, Mgr. 529 N. 2nd St.
Congratulations to Graduates
ATLAS BAKING CO.
"Its Better Baked
Where you may get a real
PIT COOKED BAR-B-Q
J. H. LOGAN, Prop. 21 S1 Beech St.
National Ideal Benefit
A PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATION
' B. TV. PERKINS, President
iMrs.b OLIVIA IV. SMITH, Secretary
St. JAMES' and LEIGH STS.
The Home of Good Sandwiches and
THE SERVICE DEPENDS ON YOU
Buy here and save money to buy war bonds
E Henderson 's Market
300 W. Clay St., Richmond, Va.
MEATS - FRESH FRUITS
E. L. Thomas, F. L. TIIOIHIIS, W. L. Thonms
STOVES - RANGES - PARTS
FLOOR COVERINGS, ETC.
FURNITURE-CASH OR CREDIT
123 E Murslmll Street , 1001-. 2nd St.j
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DID YOU KNOVV.,
That 40 of the 100 graduates of VIRGINIA UNION this year are former
ARMSTRONG students? Y
That each year more ARMSTRONG graduates are on the Dean's List of
Exceptional Studentsat VIRGINIA UNION than are graduates of any
That ARMSTRONG graduates are participating in every phase of college
life at VIRGINIA UNION? '
In the Honorary Scholarship Society?
On the Varsity Basketball "Dream Teamv?
On the Varsity Football Team?
In the Choral Club?
In the Dramatic Club? '
In the academic Clubs tBiology, Education, Literati, etcl ?
In EACH of the fraternities and sororities?
That most of your teachers at ARMSTRONG are graduates of VIRGINIA
That VIRGINIA UNION's placement bureau reports more positions open
to VIRGINIA UNION's graduates than can be filled?
That VIRGINIA UNION is a standard, four-year college with the HIGH-
EST state and regional accreditation? A
That by attending VIRGINIA UNION during four quarters a year it will
be possible for you to graduate in three years?
That the cost of attending VIRGINIA UNION while you live in Richmond
is about one-third of the cost of going away from home to college?
For Complete Information Write or Telephone
DEAN THOMAS H. HENDERSON
VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY
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