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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT We, the Senior Class of nineteen hundred and fifty-three of Benton Heights High School, City of Monroe, County of Union, and State of North Caro¬ lina, being of sound mind, and realizing our im¬ pending departure from this school, do hereby de¬ clare and make this our last will and testament. ARTICLE I To our principal, Mr. Oscar W. Broome, we wish to express our many thanks for the interest and leadership he has shown us during the past years. ARTICLE II To the faculty, we leave our sincere apprecia¬ tion for the efforts put forth to help us complete our studies. ARTICLE III To the class of nineteen hundred and fifty-four, we bequeath the honor and privilege of becoming seniors. To the rest of the students we leave our most treasured and loved gift, a great school. 1. Dalton Brantley bequeaths his bashfulness and good ways to David lerry. 2. I, Louvinia Broome, bequeath my love for attractive clothes and ability to play basketball to Donnie Helms. 3. Elizabeth Cooke leaves her favorite giggle to Joanne Helms. 4. Max Eury wills his ability to have a good time while he is broke to Bud Mullis. 5 Claudene Ferguson keeps Johny and leave this advice to all talkative girls 6 . 7. 8 . 9. 10 . 11 . 12 . 13. 14. 15. 16 . 17. 18. 19- 20 . 21 . 22 . 23. 24. 25. 26 . " Keep Quiet in class.” Steve Ferguson bestows his ability to get a different car every week-end to Roger Hall. Earldean Griffin leaves her dignified ways to Ruth Neal McClellan. Marcine Griffin leaves her title as " most in love” to Nelda Jean Williams. Hugh Clarke Hargette leaves his position at Newberrys as stockroom boy tc anyone willing to take it. Gene Helms leaves his peroxided hair to " Hobo” Derrick. Jimmy Helms leave his athletic ability to Monte Helms. Johnnie Jean Helm s bestows her friendliness to Coleen Moore. Kenneth Helms bequeaths his lazy ways to Johny Tsitouris. Louise Helms wills her capability to Jerry Weir. Mary Ann Helms leaves her personality to Louise Williams. Shirley Helms leaves her hopes to gain weight to Anne Curlee. ... Earl Kiker leaves his mischievous ways to Jackie Baker and his wreckless driving to Monte Helms. Bruce McClellan leaves his unselfish ways to Max Hargette Larry McGinnis bestows his dependable riders to his sister Shirley. Bruce Medlin leaves his few extra pounds to Bill Helms, and his few extra feet to Bruce Bradley. Peggy Polk bequeaths her quietness to Ruth Simpson. J. L. Poplin leaves his ability as a baseball player to David Walker. Clayton Pressley bestows his dependability to Maurice Baker. . Delbert Price leaves his crew cut to anybody crazy enough to have their hair cut that way and who is too lazy to comb it. Lucille Price bestows her originality to Joyce Byrum. Frankie Sheffield leaves his ability to get along with teachers to the incoming 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. eniors. Lugene Trull leaves his neatness to Donald Rummage. ackie Waters leaves her flirty ways to Betty Ann McGinnis. ames Whitaker leaves bus No. 95 to anyone crazy enough to drive it. Vnne Wiley leaves her attractiveness to her sister Martha. lertha Mae Wright leaves her lazy ways to Gertrude McCain. jillv Rav Yandle leaves his position on the baseball team to Char.es Gordon. jene Morris leaves his ability to come to our school and become acquainted with the student body. We hereby appoint Mrs. Linda F. of this, our last will and testament. Witness Frankie Sheffield Hilton, our annual advisor, as sole executor Attorney Louvinia Broome Louise Helms 20
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CLASS PROPHECY Sitting in the swing and watching the full moon rise and a soft summer breeze blowing reminds me of my high school days. Then as the peace and quiet of that summer evening of ’63 began to settle and the lights came on in the little houses it suddenly re¬ minded me that here I was ten years since I had graduated from high school and since then I had been in touch with my classmates very little. Then the stars began to come out and as they appeared each one reminded me of one of my fellow class¬ mates portraying to me their success in life. 1. Louvinia Broome and Jimmy Helms are now doing quite well for themselves with Jimmy running his own service station and Louvinia designing clothes for her own dress shop. 2. Marcine Griffin has now obtained the other ring to match her diamond and is living in California with her husband, Seaman Douglas Carter. 3. Jackie Waters is now starring in Paramount’s new hit " THE LADY WORE BLACK.” 4. Mary Helms is busy modeling bathing suits for Rose Marie Reed in New York. 5. Billy Ray Yandle is now the sports announcer for the C.B.S. Television Network. 6. Max Eury is coaching football and basketball with the nation’s top team in his lap, at W.C.T.C. 7. Larry McGinnis is teaching History in a well known high school. 8. Gene Helms is a very well known assistant coach to Max Eury. 9- Louise Helms has put her talent to use and is the head of a big advertising firm, 10. James Whitaker now has his hands full running his own dairy. 11. Eugene Trull who took such good care of the Senior Class funds how has a job in a bank. 12. Frankie Sheffield is now running her own beauty shop and I might add has obtained great fame. 13. Shirley Helms now has a line on everybody’s business, she is a telephone operator, 14. Peggy Polk is now chief bookkeeper for Ivey’s in Charlotte. 15. Lucille Price is now making a tour of Germany in search of her husband. 16. Bertha Mae Wright is now doing T.V. Commercials for Camay Soap. 17. Delbert Price now has his own termite exterminating company. 18. Bruce Medlin is now a very prominent and successful businessman, 19- Johnnie Jean Helms is putting her shorthand to use as his secretary. 20. Anne Wiley is now a famous scientist and is working on a new formula tc remove freckles. 21. Earl Kiker after a long life full of doing nothing has now -retired and is con¬ tinuing to do nothing. 22. Hugh Clarke Hargette now has his hands full training boys for stockroom jobs at Newberrys. 23- Elizabeth Cooke is now living in Texas with her husband who is a successful mechanic. 24. Steve Ferguson is now running a chain of used cars on the east coast and is playing professional golf on the side. 25. Bruce McClellan has a full time job painting technicolor scenes for Metro Goldwyn Mayer. 26. Clayton Pressley has now replaced Frank Parker on the Arthur Godfrey show. 27. Dalton " Doc” Brantley is now Editor in Chief of The Charlotte News. 28. J. L. Poplin has just recently replaced Yogie Berra for the New York Yankees. 29- Kenneth Helms is now owner of his own Hamburger stand called " FLAT AND THIN.” 30. Earldean Griffin who has always had a love for red now has her own " CRIMSON DRESS SHOP.” 31. Gene Morris has recently replaced Mickey Mantle for the New York Yankees. CLAUDINE FERGUSON Class Prophet 19
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SUPERLATIVES Bruce McClellan Most Unselfish Earldean Griffin Most Dignified Louise Helms Most Capable Gene Helms Best Sport Max Eury Jackie Waters Most Popular Anne Wiley Steve Ferguson Most Courteous Peggy Ann Polk James Whitaker Quietest Dalton Brantley Peggy Ann Polk Most Bashful Bertha Mae Wright Kenneth Helms Laziest Bruce Medlin Johnnie Jean Helms Class Baby 21
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