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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF CLASS OF 1949
We the Senior Class of nineteen hundred and forty nine of the town of Monroe
of the County of Union and the state of North Carolina being in good mental con
dition do herebv declare this to be our last will and testament
To the members of the faculty we leave our sincere appreciation for the efforts
which they hue put forth to turn us out as finished products
To all the students who ire still in school we will our Congeniality and our wide
range of abilities
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To the incoming Seniors we will our classroom and all the properties thereof
To other members of the school we bequeath the following traits and talents
Rrthel 'lsitouris leues her p roxided hur and her curiosity to Lib Cooper
Bobby jean Surratt bequeiths her ability to influence others and her mischievous
ness to Molly
Audrey Williamstmn is lerving her pretty figure ind her little feet to Tootsie Moore
Deane Haigler leaves her tbrlrty to play basketball to Willie Faye Yandle
Mary Ann Leonard wills her sweet disposition to Rita Helms
Hilda Crooke bequeaths her beauty to Sue Nell Mullrs
Boots Helms wills her place as cllss baby to Becky Smith
Doris Griffin leaves her attrrctiveness to Iris Duncan
lohnnie Taylor is lexving her bashful ways to Mirgie Nell Terry
Dorothy Price bequeiths her typing abilitv to Cus Billmgsly
Iucille Helms wills her dependability to Lavinia Hinson
Selms Funderburk leivcs hcr technique of orglnrzed work and play to Elsie Craig
Betty Hill leaves her positron it Secrest Drug Store to Douglas Carter
Doris Wrlters bequelths her scholxstic ability to julir Lee Secrest
ohnny Sutton is leaving his mischievous ways to Erskine Hargett
Hip Yandle will his good looks to Walter Hasty
Max lcenhour bcqueiths his bishful w nys to ohnny Rry Whitley
Dewitte Howard leaves his prctty eyes to Kenneth Griffin
Betty Helms is leaving her music tl ability to Piul Matheson
oyce Tucker bequeiths hcr irtistic ibility to the members of the incoming
Donnie Helms will hcr plcisrn pcrsonility to the incoming umor girls
Fmrlly we the Senior Cliss of nineteen hundred md forty nine do make Con
suture ind declare the Senior Clxss of nineteen hundred ind fifty to be the executors
of this our ltst will md test rment
In witness whereof we hercunto subscribe our names this third day of june in
the yeir of our lord one thousind nine hundred and forty nine
BOBBIE IEAN SURRATT
MARY ANN LEONARD
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Polly Terry is leaving her unselfish qualities to Shirley Williams.
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World reconstructlon charact ed the school year of 1949 There was a call
for effrcrent men and women to nd rn thls momentous undertaking Members of
the class of 1949 answered the call and dxd therr best wherever they were placed
That now seems a long trme ago Many changes have taken place Tomght
as we meet for a reunxon at Benton Heights after frfteen years we notxce wrth
interest each member of the class as he enters We swell with prrde as we note men
and women who have become successful and who have contrrbuted so greatly to
the rebuilding of the world physically morally and spnrrtually
May we present them
The nursmg schools have clarmed several of our cutest gurls Hrlda Crook and
Audrey W1U1amson are domg honor to this professron
Bobble Jean Surratt rs owner and operator of a Sheet Metal Shop Its the biggest
and the best ln Benton Herghts
Lrsted among the famous doctors IS Doris Grrffrn who 15 located rn New York
Crty Accordmg to reports she has accumulated a small fortune
Girls who took the fatal step marrrage early and settled down are Boots Helms
as Mrs Wade Broome and Mary Ann Leonard as Mrs. Anyway he
operates a grocery store
In the realm of sports Lucrlle Helms holds the spotlrght She successfully orgamzes
and coaches basketball teams at the Y W ln Charlotte
Among the educational leaders are Deane Haxgler as Prrncrpal of the Umonvrlle
English at her dear Alma Mater
Betty Hill fortunately for her classmates rs on leave from her work as a mrs
slonary ln Mexico
Selma Funderburk frnally succeeded rn buying a share rn the Queen Cnty Bus
Company wrth the understanding that she be allowed to drrve a bus
Polly Terry and Dorothy Prrce have concocted a new lotion and have become
quite wealthy They are partners rn the exclusrve salon on Maln Street
The radro star The grrl with the personality fmt to krll IS none other than
The once popular Dxxxe Home Store rs now called Hrps Store owned by
Clyde Yandle Yes he owns the whole frrm
To all the unmarried mardens we offer thrs mformatron Max Icenhour rs strll
on the lookout for a wrfe who can cook
Johnnle Taylor rs drrector of the Recreatronal Center rn Monroe
Betty Helms rs the efflcrent secretary to the State Supermtendent of Pubhc
Dewitt Howard rs a dancrng rnstructor rn Charlotte He fmds trme to spend
at least a week each year rn Monroe rn order to grve free dancing lessons at the
Johnny Sutton holds a responsrble positron wrth Atk1nsonNorfleet rn Charlotte
He rs married and has several children who attend Benton Herghts School
The last member of the class has entered After several hours of fun and remr
nrscences, each will return to his post rn llfe He wrll carry wrth hrm refreshed
memories of the happy days whrch he spent at Benton Hexghts School
RACHEL TSITOURIS Class Prophet
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