Bessemer High School - Kallista Yearbook (Bessemer, AL)
- Class of 1950
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Through a forward-looking program of education
our school is stressing good citizenship. With that
in mind the theme "Confucius Say" seemed to be
appropriate. The ancient teacher, an inquiring
thinker and a Sage of China, has inspired many
persons with his comments on the conduct of man
toward himself and society. His aim was to show
"how to get through this lite like courteous gentle-
men." The Oriental motif has given our artists an
opportunity to correlate their work with this produc-
tion. We hope that our book exemplifies a well-
known maxim of Confucius: "In style all that is
required is that it convey the meaning."
To those who have held high the torch of security, health, and assistance, guided us through our
many trials and tribulations, loved us and reioiced with us Through infancy, adolescence into young man-
hood and womanhood, we, the Senior Class of 1950, humbly dedicate this issue of our yearbook to
DR. J. W. LETSON
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MISS BERNICE BAILEY
M.A., A.B. from University of
Alabama, Phi Beta Kappa,
Kappa Delta Pi.
Math and Spanish.
MR. BILLY DABBS
B.S. and M.A. from University
of Alabama, Phi Delta Kappa.
MR. CHARLES DOUGLAS
A.B., Howard College.
History, Physical Education.
MRS. AIDALU FORD
A.B. from Alabama College,
M.A. from Vanderbilt Univer-
MRS. ALLYNE BOLEN
A.B. from Birmingham South-
ern, Graduate of American
Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Phi Beta Kappa.
MISS ELEANOR DAVIS
B.S. from University of Ala-
MR. B. E. EVANS
Graduate of Florence State
Teachers' College, B.S. and
M.A. from the University of
Supervisor of Vocational Edu-
MISS ONIE GIBSON
A.B. from Birmingham South-
ern, M.A. from Peabody.
MR. PAUL HANCOCK
B.M. in Music Composition
from Youngsfon College.
MISS LIZZIE MAE HARTLINE
Huntingdong A.B. from Bir-
MRS. DAISY NAFTEL
'Miss VIVlAN Nix
B.M. from Monievollog A.B.
MR. HORACE PETERSON
B.S. from Howard College.
MR. S. C. PORCH
Jacksonville State Teachers'
Collegep B.S. from University
Coordinator of Vocational
MISS BESSIE RILEY
B.A. and M.A. from Peabody:
Diploma in Law and Proce-
dure, LaSalle Extension Uni-
versityg B.L. from Judson
Collegeg Taught in Philippines.
Traveled around the world.
MR. RANDOLPH SIMPSON
University of Kentucky.
MISS DANA PRICKETT
A.B. from Huntingdon Col-
MISS AINNA RATLIFF
A.B. from Howard, M.A. from
MRS. POLLY T. SAUNDERS
A.B. Athens College.
Girls' Physical Education.
COACH SNITZ SNIDER
B.S. from A.P.l.
MRS. ARTIE SNOW
Howard College, Livingston
Collegeg University of Ala-
History and Civics.
PROP. G. S. TURNEY
B.S. from University of Ala'
MR. LOUIS VINES
MRS. JOSEPHINE WARD
MR. JOHN TAFT
B.S. from University ol Ala-
bama, Diploma from Jackson-
ville Stote Teachers' College.
Science and Manual Training.
MR. R. M. VASSAR
MRS. MARGARET VINES
A.B. from Birmingham South-
MISS HELEN WEBSTER
B.S. from University of Ala-
bama, Normal Diploma from
Livingston State Teachers'
Jo Ann Huff
CLASS Ill 'I'0llY
On that very special day in January, 1946, twenty nine freshmen, full of hope and anxiety, enter-
ed Bessemer High School. Having been smeared with lipstick by some of the upperclassmen, we were
prepared for the misery of rushing to and from classes. Yes, we found our work hard, but before
We realized it the time had come for the summer vacation.
As the semesters came and went, our number diminished, the few remaining ones, with the help
of reinforcements from other classes, continued the pursuit until, at last, we captured the glorious
name of Seniors.
We have much to acclaim, for our class has four members in the National Honor Society, seven
in the Tri-Hi-Y, four in the A Club, five in the Sport Club, one in the Hi-Y, nine in the "B" Club,
three inthe "Y" Teens, and four in the National Thespian Society. One of the members of our class
received a special honor, Jo Ann Huff was chosen to represent Bessemer High School on the Laurie
Upon leaving high school some of us will get married and others will enter college. Though
we may be separated, in our hearts the memory of our classmates, teachers, and friends will live
forever. We shall always think of B. H. S. as the place where the most important chapters in our lives
JO ANN WOOD
COLORS: RED and WHITE
FLOWERS: RED ROSES
"To play with some well
Band '45, '46, D. O. Club.
"To make one certain person
Sports Club, Glee Club, D,
O. Club, Cheerleader '48, Y-
Teens '48, '49.
Carreme Helen Boackle
"To play a duet with
Secretary Y-Teens, '48, '49,
Student Council '49, Kallista
Staff '49, Class Musician,
Senior Class Play.
"To always look for the
Vice-President Senior Class,
Tri-Hi-Y Treasurer '49, Na-
tional Honor Society, Sport
Club, Assistant Editor of Kal-
lista, Senior Class Play.
Patricia Marie Ford
"To always be happy."
Sports Club, Kallista Staff, Y-
Teens '48, Tiger Times Staff.
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'Gerald E. Autry
Football '48, '49, Track '48,
'49, "B" Club Vice-President
Thomas C. Black
"Best Architect in the
Cheerleader '49, Honor Draft-
ing Society '49, '50, President
'49, Football '47, '48, Base-
ball '48, Drafting Cup '49,
"To be able to tell which twin
has the Toni."
Lohner Frances Faulkner
"To do more, wish less."
Salutatorian, President Tri-
Hi-Y '49, Chaplin Sports Club
'49, National Honor Society,
Secretary Glee Club, Red
Cross Representative, Busi-
ness Manager Kallista Staff,
Tiger Times Staff, Student
Council, Favorite '49, Senior
John Mitchel Fowler, Jr.
"To make hay while the
Thespians, President Glee
Club, President Session Room
'48, President Senior Class
'50, Head Cheerleader '48,
Student Council '49, Football
'49, Lunchroom Staff '48, '49,
Senior Class Play.
"To strive at all times to make
others, as well as myself,
Sports Club, Journalism Club.
"To be the best dentist in
B Club '48, Senior Class Play
Peggy Jean Harrell
"To have my one and only
dream come true."
"A" Club, Secretary '49, Stu-
dent Council "49, Kallista
Staff '49, Class Prophet.
Francis Regis Johnston
"To be a History teacher."
Office, Band '44-'49, Intra-
mural Softball '47, '48, Sen-
ior Class Play.
"To take life easy until it gets
hard and then keep on taking
Football '46, '47, '49, Base-
"Learn to do well, seek
judgment, relieve the
Automotive Statt '47, '48, '49,
Scoreboard Operator '47, '48,
James Ralph Hall
"Help my fellowmen."
Jo Ann Huff
o deserve, then desire."
President Sports Club '49,
Secretary National Honor
Society '49, Tri-Hi-Y, Secre-
tary ot Senior Class, Editor of
Kallista, Ensemble, Glee Club
'48, Representative Laurie
Battle Tour, Tiger Times Staff
'48, Valedictorian, Senior
"To live a long and happy
D. O. Club.
"To always be as happy as
l am now."
"A" Club, 2nd Vice-President
'49, National Honor Society,
Kallista Staff, Student Coun-
"To play College Football."
"B" Club, Football '47, '48,
Basketball '46, '47, '48,
Track '46, '47, Class Gittorian.
Terrell Jerome McBride
"To live and let live,"
D. O. Club.
Gloria Ann Patterson
"To be the original originator
Science Club, Glee Club,
Girls' Ensemble, Library Staff.
"Never to get up early
enough to be shot at sun
D. O. Club.
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"To make a success of lite."
Football '45, '46, '47, '48, '49,
All County, '48, Co-Captain
'49, Basketball '45, '46, '47,
Track '46, '47, '48, "B" Club
Vice-President '48, Glee Club.
Anna Mae Lewis
"To smile through life."
"To own a horse ranch."'
Vice-President "A" Club '49,
Tri-Hi-Y, National Thespian'
Society, Hi Cub Reporter '49,
Tiger Times Staff '48, '49,
Kallista Staff '49, Senior Class
"To live and learn."
Secretary Hi-Y, B Club, Foot-
ball '48, '49, Track '48, '49.
"To enioy Life."
Thomas James Smitherman, Jr.
"To run in the Olympics."
Track '46, '47, '48, '49, "B"
Club '47, '48, '49.
Milton H. Ward
"To always have my wine,
women, and song."
Bobbie N. Wilson
"To be rid of the library
forever and to screarn once
while l'm there."
Tri-Hi-Y, Y-Teens, Class Poet,
Red Cross Representative '49,
Senior Class Play '49.
"To die in the Dead Sea."
Tri-Hi-Y, "A" Club, National
Thespian Society, Class His-
torian, Kallista Staff, Student
Council Representative, Glee
Club, Senior Class Play, Stu-
dent Director "A" Club Play.
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Edward Colquitt Stapp
"To become sumptuously
National Thespian Society,
Football '48, '49.
Billy John Wilbanks
"To be an expert draftsmanf'
'48 Vice-President Honor
Drafting Society, Thespian
"To strive, to seek, to find,
and not yield."
Football '47, '48, '49, Track
'48, '49, Baseball '47, "B"
Club '48, '49, Secretary-
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PIIIIPIIEIIY llll CLASS IIF '5
Having been commissoned to write the prophecy of our class, I went to a remote section on the
outskirts of our city to seek information from a crystal gazer who was famed for her ability to read
While waiting in her little reception room, I became interested in a large crystal ball resting on
a table directly in front of me. I was gazing intently into this mystic globe when suddenly I observed
small black spots appearing here and there on its surface. These began to take the faces of people
whom I recognized as my dearest friends, members of the class of '50,
Each passed before me, led by our class president, John Fowler, as the speaker of the House of
Representatives. He proved to be an orator of unusual ability, and his efficient secretary was Lohner
In Gleason's night club I saw our class musician, Carreme Boackle. She was playing a duet with
Oscar Levant, accompanied by Anthony Arnone and his orchestra. In an obscure corner I observed
Milton Ward with his wine, women, and song. Upon leaving, everyone obtained his hat from the hat
check girl, Pat Ford.
Next appeared the world-famous King's University. Inside a faculty meeting was being held. Those
taking part in the discussions were the following: Bobbie Wilson, head librarian, who was assisted by
Eulala Sellers, Francis Johnston, history teacher, Billy Wilbanks, drafting teacher, Helen Sanders and
Gloria Patterson, heads of the home economics department, and the last were the head coaches, Bill
Kilpatrick, Alfred Jordan, and Charles Wilson. As I departed, I met the track stars of the University-
T. J. Smitherman-Jr., 'Joe Robertson, and Gerald Autry.
As my friends passed before me, I found that Thomas Black, a famous architect, had designed a
skyscraper which was owned by Jerry McBride.
In the distance was Edward Stapp's beautiful colonial mansion. At the door was Johnny Boyd,
who was delivering dry cleaning for his establishment. A
The next to appear on the list of success was Gene Kachelhofer, a prosperous business man
who was having his car serviced at a well known garage, which was operated by James Hall.
A tea was being given in honor of Patsy Costa, whose engagement had been announced. Friends
who attended were Marie Garrett, the famous model, and her exclusive wardrobe designer, Ann
Lewis. Also attending were Maurene McDonald, owner of the largest horse ranch in the United States,
and Milton Gray, a million dollar playboy.
There came into view a number of married couples-Jo Ann and Noel, Anita and Gardner, Nancy
and Jimmy. All were living happily. Polly had succeeded in making her one certain person happy.
The spots began to fade when suddenly a large body of water appeared. Believe it or not, Joann
Wood was dying in the Dead Sea.
At this moment I was aroused from my reverie by the crystal gazer who was saying, "Are you
ready to have your future read?" "Yes," I answered faintly.
LA 'l' WILL A ll 'l'll 'l'Alllll 'l'
We, the highly respected and honored class of January, 1950, being ot reasonably sound mind
and not too physically impaired by the past four years of grueling study, do hereby bequeath and
declare that the following last will and testament be inaugurated.
General Bequests: '
To Coach Simpson the graduating members of the drafting class leaves its ability and knowledge.
To the faculty we leave the remains of dear ole B. H. S. after the l95O class has departed. V
To Mrs. Bolen and Mrs. Vines we leave armfuls of gratitude for their untiring help.
To all tuture members ot the tollowing classes we leave one hope, that the happiness and fellowship
Ne have shared will come TO them.
To future Math 8 students we leave Billy Wilbank's, Johnny Boyd's, and Milton Gray's genius.
To future football captains we leave Bill Kilpatrick's ability.
To Joe Calandra we leave Carl King's talent in Auto Mechanics.
To Peggy Cobb we leave Pat Ford's flirtatious ways.
To Mary Rosser we leave Peggy Harrell's cuteness.
To Charles Massey we leave Francis Johnston's musical ability.
To Robert Riley we leave Billy Wilbank's drawing board and T square.
To Jimmy Mills we leave Milton Gray's and Milton Ward's love for hunting.
To Joe Kit Trotter we leave Anthony Arnone's ability for dancing.
To future Be-Bops we leave the B. T. O. Room.
To Charles Ingle we leave Jack Gleason's gift of gab.
To "PoPo" we leave his brother's wit.
To younger and less experienced wolves we leave Milton Ward's experience and love of the chase.
To "Jake" Goodson we leave Joe Robertson's quiet ways.
To Math 3 students we leave "POT" Jordan's ability.
To Coach Simpson, Carl King leaves his coaching ability.
To "Fess" Turney we leave his test tubes.
To Miss Hartline we leave a new class of freshmen.
To all future graduating classes we leave all the joys and sorrows of graduation.
Our friends we never shall forget Alma Mater is a name so dear
Nor our patient teachers, you can bet! That thoughts of departure bring a tear
And to our principal we add this line We hate to say we're leaving you
Because one so dear is hard to find. Although we know its really true.
So here's to you old B. H. S. We've laughed and ioked that we'd be glad
The best of schools we've entered yet. But in our hearts we're only sad.
And to the students still under her rule We've had our tears and smiles and fun
Take care of her, we love our school. And we'll always cherish every one.
"To sfop Their odvonces
is beyond the power of
'V other men."
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
Jo Ann Huff
MOST MUSICAL BIGGEST FLIRT
Correme Boockle Pot Ford
Francis Johnston Gerold Autry
BEST ALL ROUND
"Their usefulness is not
confined fo one Thing."
, BEST DANCER
John Fowler Lohner Frances Faulkner
"For one word cz mon is often deemed fo be wise,
but for one word he is often deemed to be foolish."
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"Friendship should be main'
tained without condescension
on the grounds of age, sta-
tion, or family."
"I have not seen the case in
which his strength would be
"What is true in a man's heart will be shown i
his outward appearance."
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CLASS HI TIIRY
On a hot September day in 1946, one-hundred and nineteen students, prepared to enter the halls
of Bessemer High School. Some students were excited, some frightened and the others plain bored. We
were divided among four teachers, Miss Dana Prickett, Miss Eleanor Davis, Mr. W. M. Crowder and
Mr. G. S. Turney. These teachers helped us in making our schedules and getting to classes on time.
The first year was very eventful. Miss Davis' session room was changed to Miss Riley and we had
another capable teacher to guide us through our school life. When the girl's clubs tapped, the Tri Hi
Y got five girls, the Sport Club got four girls, and the A Club two girls. The summer vacation came and
everyone enioyed it.
The next year was the year the Hi Y tapped and this boys' club took in thirteen boys during these
two semesters. After enduring the hardships of initiation, the pledges lived to become full fledged
members. This year four girls were tapped into the Sport Club, two into the Tri Hi Y, and four into
the A Club. This year Mr. Batchelor become our Biology teacher and took over Mr. Crowder's session
room. The National Thespians were organized this year and ten members of our class were charter
The Junior year was marked by the leaving of Mr. Batchelor and the coming of Mr. Horace Peter-
son. Mr, Peterson took over the Biology department and Mr. Batchelor's session room. The girls kept
dominating the social clubs, as six were tapped into the Tri Hi Y and two into the A Club. The boys
placed four more in the Hi Y. Also during this year five received the great honor of becoming mem-
bers of the National Honor Society. At Christmas time Miss Joye Ogburn was chosen Queen Merry
Christmas the Sixth. This young lady ruled over the Christmas Carnival in Bessemer.
The Senior year one girl was tapped into the Tri Hi Y, three girls into the Sport Club and one boy
into the Hi Y. This gave the seniors a dominating force in all the organizations of Bessemer High School.
As a class we have accomplished much, we are known over the whole state. At Christmas time Miss
Janice Williams was selected Royal Princess of the Christmas Carnival in Bessemer.
The class has dwindled from one hundred nineteen students to eighty-eight. When we look back over
our high school career, we feel sad because we must leave high school. But when the last book is closed,
the last test finished, and the last light at the last Commencement exercise is turned out, we will take
with us a memory of pure happiness that no one or no time can take from us.
"To prove that all blonds
aren't light headed."
Glee Club '46, D. O. Club.
Mary Elizabeth Anderson
"To always be happy and
Tri-Hi-Y, Sports Club Reporter
'48, Vice-President '49, Stu-
dent Council '49, Tiger Times
Stott '49, Red Cross Represen-
tative '48, Kallista Stott.
"To till my place in lite to the
best of my ability."
Glee Club '46-'50, Girls' En-
semble '47-'5O, Home Eco-
nomics Achievement Award
'49, D. O. Club Secretary and
"To always be able to look
on the bright side of lite."
Tri-Hi-Y, Student Council Rep-
"To always be happy and
make others happy."
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"To always be happy."
Hi-Y, "B" Club, Football '47-
'49, Track '48, Student Council
A. Benton Baker, Jr.
. "Big Stoop"
"To serve my tellowman."
Lunchroom Staff '47-'50,
National Thespian Society
'47-'50, Hi-Y '47-'50, State
I-li-Y Conference '48, Glee
Club '47-'50, Boys' Quartet
'48-'50, All-State Chorus '49-
'50, Class Lawyer, Rogues '49.
William Lawrence Brown
Hi-Y, National Honor Society,
Vice-President '49, Science
Club President '49, Glee Club,
"To be prodigiously affluent."
National Thespian Society,
Hi-Y, Lunch Room Staff, State
Hi-Y Conference '48, Student
Council, Football '48, '49,
"To change Miss Ratliff's oil
in her new car."
"To look tor the sunshine but
be prepared fgr the rain."
Tri-Hi-Y, Chaplain '49, Vice-
President '50, Sports Club,
Kallista Statt, Tiger Times
Staff, Junior Red Cross Coun-
cil Representative, Student
"To make sawdust out of the
Board ot Education."
D. O. Club, Kallista Staff,
Library Stott, "Y" Teens '47,
"B" Club, Football, Track, Hi-
Y, Student Council.
Bettye Rae Crane
"To succeed in everything
Band '46-'48, Glee Club '47,
Sports Club, "A" Club, Stu-
dent Council '48, President
National Honor Society '49,
Secretary Senior Class, Tiger
Times .'47, Kallista Staff.
"To keep my mouth shut and
let people think me a fool,
rather than open it and leave
Hi-Y Secretary '48, National
Thespians, National Honor
Society, Glee Club, Boys'
State '49, Delegate N. C. N.
A. S. C. '49, President Stu-
dent Body, Lunch Room Staff.
"To make someone happy."
Hi-Y, National Honor Society,
Basketball '48, '49.
William Bird Collier
National Honor Society, Hi-
Y, Football '48, '49.
Mary Carolyn Crotwell
"To make up my mind what
I want to do in lite and to be
a success in doing it."
Sports Club, National Thes-
pian Society, Tiger Times
Staff, Red Cross Representa-
Jesse Edgar Culpepper
"To raise the tattest cows in
Band '44-'48, Band Honor
Society '47-'48, Science Club.
Bette Jean Davis
"Live, Love, and Be Happy."
National Thespians Society,
Y-Teens, Student Council,
"Roll Around Heaven Doing
the Huckle Buck."
Hi-Y, "B" Club, Basketball
'49-'50, Baseball '48-'50.
Dorothy F. Fisher
"To always be a good dancer
and shake hands with
Student Council, Student
Court, D. O. Club. '
"To leave footprints on the
sands of time."
Red Cross Representative
'47-'48, Student Council, Hi-
Y, National Honor Society,
National Thespian Society,
Science Club Vice-President
'48, Secretary '49, Semi-finals
News-Age Herald Oratorical
"To be prodigiously
Lunchroom Staff, National
Thespians, Hi-Y, Glee Club,
Boys' Quartet, Class Prophet.
Walter Lacy Dixon, Jr.
"To win the Olympics."
"B" ClUlD,'48-'50, Track '47-
'5O, All-State Relay '48-'49,
Hi-Y, Glee Club, Double
Quartet, Junior Red Cross.
Joycelyn Meredith Farr
"Ta be a good nurse."
Band '44-'48, Student Coun-
"To be successful."
National Honor Society, Na-
tional Thespjan Society, Vice-
President '48, President '49,
Science Club, Vice-President
'48-'50, Latin ClUbj Key Club,
History Award '49, Student
Council '47-'49, Tiger Times
Stott '47-'49, Red Cross Rep-
resentative to Southeastern
Area Conference '49, Who's
Who, President Senior Class.
"To work in an office."
"To be the man that comes
Hi-Y '48, Vice-President '49,
'50, "B" Club '49, '50, Foot-
ball '49, Basketball '49, '50.
Bettye Joyce Hollis
"To live o Christion Lite."
D. O. Club, Red Cross '46-'5O.
"To olvvoys be oble to look
on the hoppy side of lite."
Ncitioncil Honor Society,
Treosurer ot Notionol Thes-
pion Society, Treosurer ot "A"
Club, Student Council, Tiger
Times Stott, Kollisto Stott,
Betty Moore Jones
"To tit the pottern thot
was cut tor me ond live
Notionol Thespion Society,
Tri-Hi-Y, Kollisto Stott, Tiger
"To design better things for
Honor Drotting Society, Sec-
retory 49, President '50, "B"
Club '49, '50, Bosketboll '48,
'49, '50, Trock '48, '49.
John Rutherford Lothrorn, Jr.
"To be o success ond hunt os
much os l like."
Hi-Y Treosurer '49, Treosurer
of Senior Closs, Lunch Room
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Soroh Foye Hullett
"To discover who killed the
D. O. Club.
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"To be o good nurse."
Notionol Thespion Society,
Science Club, Secretory '48,
Student Council '48, '49, Tiger
Times Stott '47, Kollisto Stott,
Jo Ann Jones
"To dig deep in the soil of
"A" Club, "A" Club Ploy '48,
Ndtionol Thespion Society,
Glee Club, Kollisto Stott,
Tiger Times Stott, Student
Council, Sports Club.
"To Be Hoppy."
Lenoro Elizobeth Lowry
"To sit on top ot the Soturdoy
Tri-Hi-Y, National Thespicin
Society, Glee Club, RedsCross
Representotive, Student Coun-
Betty Jean Marle
"Remember your tongue is in
a.vvet place and is likely to
Glee Club '46, "A" Club Play
'48, Parliamentarian '49, D.
O. President '49-'5O.
Henry Ronald McAdory
"To be a hella'va engineer
and make a million dollars."
Band '39-'50, President Band
Honor Society '47-'50, Library
A. C. McConnell, Jr.
"To be a success."
Margaret Edwyna Morrow
"To be the original, originator
of the originality."
TrifHi-Y, Tiger Times Staff,
Stu d e nt Council, Kallista
"To be able to hunt and fish
at any time."
Football '46, '47, '48, Mana-
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Charles Arthur Massey
"To play in Fess Hancock's
Band '45-'50, Band Honor
Margaret Elizabeth McAllister
"To get the best things out ot
lite and be happy always."
Y-Teens, Kallista Staff.
Bobby Joe Moore
"To secure a iob on a
Perpetual Motion Machine."
Barbara Lee Newman
"'To be a nurse."
D. O. Club '48-'5O.
"To always have a friend."
D. O. Club.
Joy Elise Ogburn
"Life is but a picture, paint
National Thespian Society,
Tri-Hi-Y Reporter '49, Student
Council '49, Red Cross Coun-
cil, Assistant Business Mana-
ger Kallista, Business Manager
Tiger Times, Bessemer Christ-
mas Carnival Queen '48.
"To be kind to dumb animals,
James C. Perryman
"To invert a better mouse-
Track '47, '49,
Mary Laura Pugh
"To be iust as happy as if I
had good sense."
Sports Club, Chaplain '49,
Thespians, Vice-President '49,
Clerk '48, Tiger Times Staff,
Student Council Representa-
tive to the Southern Conven-
tion in West Virginia.
Beryl Frances Ribble
"To be as happy as I possibly
can and do all I can to 'make
Tri-Hi-Y, National Thespian
Society, Glee Club, Kallista
Staff, Tiger Times Staff,
Peggy O Neal
To always be as happy as
I am now
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I mul-Y, kqilasfo Staff.
"To have a Boston Tea
"To obtain better
Student Council, Tiger Times
Dudley F. Reed
"To make the whole world
Dominion of Canada Speed
Skating Finals ll946D, Inter-
scholastic Swimming H947-
48l, Hockey C1946-47l, Track
"To have friends and be
Hi-Y, Kitchen-Staff, National
Thespian Society, Glee Club,
Class Historian, Cheerleader,
Vice-President Student Body
'49, Mayor of Teen Town..
"To always Be Happy."
President Tri-Hi-Y '50, Nation-
al Thespian Society, Clerk
'49, Sports Club Secretary
'49, Glee Club, Kallista Staff,
Editor ot Tiger Times '49, Red
Cross Council, Girls' State '49.
Nellie Fay Seals
"To be a nurse."
Joan Clair Siniard
"To lose my temper."
William Powell Snow
"To remain as facetious as
Cheerleader '47, '48, Nation-
al Thespian Society, Tiger
Times Staff, Glee Club, "B"
Club, Kallista Staff, Rogues
Charles Edward Stone
"To be in Honolulu when the
Lewis West Ruffner
"To make a good mathe-
Band '49, '50, Band Honor
Be an accomplished
Y-Teens '48, Glee Club '49-
"B" Club, Student Council,
Football '49, Track.
Mary Etta Stephenson
"To live a lite worthwhile
Sports Club President '49,
Tri-Hi-Y Treasurer'49, Secre-
tary '49, National Thespian
Society, Kallista Staff, Stu-
dent Council '49.
"To meet Vivian on Mars."
Band '46-'49, Band Honor
Society '48-'49, Vice-President
'49, Y-Teens, D. O. Club.
Joseph Kittrell Trotter
"To build tor the future."
National Thespians, Honor
Drafting Society, Treasurer
'49, Vice-President '50, Mana-
ger '47, Track '48, Captain
Tennis Team '49.
Katherine Eugenia Vance
"To be a success in lite and
acquire the triendship ot
Tiger Times Staff '48, '49, Y-
William Eugene Vines
"To see the Red Sox win the
Hi-Y, Student Council, Rogues
Minnie Lou Vining
"To become tall."
"To Be A Success,"
Betty Jean Turner
"To have tun and make
Sports Club, Chaplain '48,
Cheerleader '47, Head Cheer-
leader '49, Y-Teens, Student
"To be a missionary."
Vice-President D. O. Club
'49-'50, Glee Club.
"To be the first woman to
Band '46-'49, Band Honor
Society, Secretary '49, Y-
Teens, D. O. Club.
"To build on rock, not sand."
National Honor Society, Na-
tional Thespian Society,
Achievement Club, Tri-Hi-Y,
Glee Club, Girls' Ensemble,
Hi-Cub Reporter, Student
Mary Louise Welch
"To love and be liked by all."
"A" Club, Student Council
'49, Library Staff.
"To deserve the best that the
world has to offer."
"A" Club, Sports Club, Kal-
lista Staff, Student Council
Alice Jane White
"To be a live wire so I won't
get stepped on."
National Honor Society, "A"
Club, Treasurer '49, President
'49, "A" Club Play '48, '49,
Glee Club, Representative to
Junior Red Cross Convention,
Atlantic City, Vice-President
Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y Convention,
Kallista Staff, National Thes-
pian Society, Secretary and
"MEMORlES OF B. H. S."
While walking down the hall,
Many memories we recall.
We even remember
That day in September
When leaves were on the ground-
This group of us were high school bound.
We were facing many snares,
But we've received our shares,
Of ioy, sadness, and of fears-
And have shed many tears.
-When we'd tailed after trying,
lt was time to be a'crying.
Now that we have succeeded
With diplomas we'll be greeted.
Soon we'll be leaving you,
And it will make us blue.
Now we classmates all must port,
But all these memories we'll hold in our heart.
Marilyn Janice Williams
"To be featured in a
National Thespian Society
Glee Club, Ensemble '49, '50
Tiger Times Staff, Class Musi-
cian, Cutest and Most Musi-
cal in Who's Who.
Robert Cleve Williams
PIRIIPIIIIIJY llll li. ll. . CLASS till ' ll
The other night I had a most extraordinary dream. I dreamed that I visited the laboratories of
the Southern Research Institute in the year of l96l. Entering a room which housed scientific exhibits,
I saw three young scientists demonstrating a new atomic radar machine. As I neared the three men, I
recognized them to be Joe Clayton, Larry Brown, and Billy Collier. After talking with them for several
minutes, we all agreed it would be interesting to use the machine to see what had become of our
B. H. S. classmates of i95O.
' After adjusting many knobs and dials, we saw on the screen a picture of the far north. Dudley
Reed, a fur animal expert, was tramping over the frozen wastes of Canada. Overhead was flying
a transport plane. The pilot was Sonny Dixon and the two co-pilots were Jimmy Smith and Billy Vines.
The stewardess on the plane was Alice Jane White. Some of the passengers we recognized were, Betty
Moore Jones, a nurse, Elizabeth Williams, an artist, Mary Laura Pugh and Frances Hurbburt, noted
authors, and Betty Anderson, a stenographer.
Another picture flashed on the screen. Jean Robinson, Allan Eastis, and Bob Kincaid, stars of the
Birmingham Professional Basketball team were being interviewed iust after a game. They were de-
scribing the pleasures of smoking Camels. The coach of the team was Carl Harris. Some,of the spec-
tators we saw leaving were Betty Turner, Bobby Moore, Benton Baker, Clarence Crotwell, and Peggy
As the scene shifted, we looked in on a party being given by Congresswoman Elizabeth Lowry.
Robert Parson, Billy Patton, Lewis Ruffner and Oliver Coggins were standing about the punch bowl dis-
cussing politics. Edwyna Morrow was telling Jo Anne Jones, Mary Etta Stephenson and Mary Roy about
her last trip to France. Stephen Furst was entertaining some of the guests by playing the piano. James
Perryman, a judge, Billy Snow, a criminal lawyer, and "Red" Albright, the district attorney, were discuss-
ing a court case.
Again the scene changed and we saw Bettye Rae Crane presiding over the National P.-T. A. Con-
vention in Philadelphia. Among those that we recognized at the meeting were Louise Welch, a lib-
rarian, Betty Adams, a renowned chemistry teacher, Nellie Seals, a teacher of Home Economics, Ruth
Simmons, an outstanding history teacher, and Melba Ingram, a teacher of commercial subiects.
We then tuned the radar to see a television show on N. B. C. John Lathram and Wilbur Buck
were a comedy team similar to Martin and Lewis. Their act was extremely humorous. The next act was
a vocal trio composed of Lila Walclrop, Betty Anderson, and Janice Williams. A quiz program was next
presented. Bobby Fowler was the master of ceremonies, Dot Pickett, Joye Ogburn, Katherine Burgess,
Joy Farr and Peggy O'Neal were participating on the program.
When I awoke the next morning I could not remember any of my dream. I tried to remember,
but I soon realized it was hopeless. I knew I would never get another idea for the prophecy, so I
gave up. I guess the senior class will have to do without a prophecy this year.
JOHN ROBERT GOODSON
LATWILL A li TE
We, the members of the Senior Class of Bessemer High School, being of sound bodies and sane
minds, do here and now make and declare this our last will and testament. Let it be known that any
will, previously penned, we pronounce null and obsolete.
As the day of leaving draws near, the sad thought that we may be forgotten presents itself, so we
do bequeath to those we love our meager belongings.
l. General Bequests:
First, to the upcoming Physics and Chemistry classes we leave
Turney after the June, 1950, class makes its departure.
Second, to the Sophomores our fleetness of foot and shyness of
the watchful eye of Mr. Davis.
Third, to the Junior class we give our dignity and our privileges,
donate our chemistry testbooks, worn and tattered though they be.
Fourth, to the Freshman class we grant the privilege of making
what is left of Professor G. S.
manner to aid them in escaping
and for their material benefit we
their high school history a suc-
Fifth, to our dearly beloved Alma Mater we will all the Honors we hope to gain hereafter.
Il. Special Bequests:
1. To all future mayors of Teen Town we leave the untiring efforts of Jean Robinson to make it the
best place on earth.
2. To Joy Ling we leave a part of Mary Roy's sweetness.
3. To Joan Karr we leave Joy Ogburn's radiant beauty.
Morrow's dimples, and Mary Etta Stephenson's figure.
To Eugene Ward we will Ronald McAdory's talents on the trumpet.
To Johnny Adams we leave "Red" Albright's athletic prowess.
To all future beauties we leave Betty Adam's hair, Jo Anne Jones' radiant smile, Edwyna
To Billy Hodges we leave Bill Collier's perpetual motion-his tongue.
To Peggy Warren we leave Betty Marle's dramatic ability. A
To the bashful guys of B. H. S. lif there be any now in existencei we leave James Perryman's
To Barbara Roy we leave Bettye Rae Crane's industriousness. lShe needs itl.
To all future chemists we will Joe Clayton's love for the lab.
12. To Jimmy Cain we leave "Smut"' Smith's ability to place-kick.
13. We leave Allen Eastis' ping-pong arts to James Howell. i
14. To Bobby McKee and Charles lngle we leave the compasses, squares, etc., of Joe Kit Trotter
and Bobby Kincaid.
15. To future Sir Walter Raleighs we leave "Poochie" Vines' good manners.
16. To Betty Davidson and Bob Thompson we leave Janice Williams' ability on the "88 Keys."
17. To Jimmy Bice we leave Billy Snow's "Little Red Demon."
18. To "Dinka" Espy we will Betty Anderson's initl wit.
19. To the upcoming treasurers of the Hi-Y we leave John l.athram's talent to "pinch that penny."
20. To Bobby Shirley we leave Bobby Fowler's studiousness.
21. To Catherine Buck we leave Elizabeth Lowery's bubbling personality.
22. To all future Romeos we leave Robert Parson's parlor tactics.
23. To Emma Mathis Hollingsworth we bequeath the combined heights of Catherine Burgess and
24. To future presidents of the Student Body we leave Clarence Crotwell's executive capability.
25. To Robin Wade we leave John Hill's driving tactics.
26. To future members of the lunchroom staff we leave Wilbur Buclds ability to "sling that hash."
27. To the up and coming Senior Class prophets we leave "Jake" Goodson's crystal ball.
28. To all future fullbacks we will Carl Harris' ability to get that last yard.
29. To Peter Horn we leave Bobby Moore's friendly ways.
30. To anyone who desires it we leave Dudfey Reed's "How 'bout that, eh?"
31. To Estelle Bates we leave Eudora Blankenship's alto voice.
32. To Larry Ward we leave Oliver Coggin's amazing height.
33. To Jo Ann Horn we leave Gloria Carrnichael's sweet ways.
After giving all this, we ask but one thing-that we may take John Boyd Johnson for Alice
Now, we have nothing left but our thoughts of B. H. S., which the future cannot erase from our
"He knows about everything and is expert at nothing."
"Learning without thought is
labor lost, Thought without
learning is perilous."
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
Alice Jane White
BEST ALL ROUND MOST MUSICAL
Mgfy Roy Ronald McAdory
Allen Eggtig Janice Williams
"Frienclliness is not left To
He who practices it will have
Mary Ella Stephenson
BEST PERSONALITY VVQTTIEST
Clarence Crotwell Bgffy Anderson
MGVY ROY Billy Snow
CUTEST BEST DANCER
Jonice Williams Dudley Reed
Allen Eustis Betty Adoms
MOST ATHLETIC BEST DRESSED
Jimmy Albright Allen Eustis
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TOP ROW: Joe Cheatam, Bobby Shirley, Charles Thomas, Arthur Patton, Foy Ferguson, Ronald
MIDDLE ROW: Arthur Clark, Kenneth Liles, Donald Johnson, Ben Goodwin, Calvin Little, Billy Bice.
BOTTOM ROW: Jo Ann Staggs, Rosemary Zamiatola, Estelle Bates, Annie Lou Hamrick, Betty Sue
Stephenson, Wanda Shivers, Virginia Carpenter, Miss Webster.
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ington, Donnie Stephens, Jimmy Vines, Teddy Davis, Benny Parsons, Charles Ingle, Wayne Chapman,
George Durden, Jimmy Johnston, Fred Stone.
THIRD ROW: Clyde Bridewell, Robin Wade, Donald Fisher, Bill Anderson, George Higginbotham,
James Dison, Peggy Bailey, Clara Jane Dockery, Jack Miles, Robert Earl Riley, Dan Murchison, Glenn
Pugh,,Billy Hodges, Jimmy Cundift, John Boyd Johnston. -
SECOND ROW: Peggy Wilson, Wilda Payton, Maytred Jackson, Mary Ann Davis, Joy Ling, Joan
Horn, Ann Ryan, Ella Ruth Reeves, Mary Rosser, Gwen Woodward, Ann Scott, Bobbie Ball, Adele
Randle, Mary Margaret West, Edna Pearl Davis, Biddy Bailey, Bobbie Lee House.
FIRST ROW: Miss Harper, Lola Whittington, Janice Jordan, Peggy Mooney, Patsy Espey, Carolyn
Lowery, Gloria Childs, Laura Jane Abernathy, Jo Ann Lindsay, Donnie Best, Mary Lawrence Brobston,
Martha Sue Keller, Juanita Scott, Wren Reader, Barbara Orso, Victoria Corsentino.
FIRST ROW: Eddie Aldridge, Sherman Venz, Bobby Blaylock, Gerald Thrasher, Jimmie Mills, Mickey
Payne, Kenneth Carmichael.
SECOND ROW: Rodney Parks, Milton Higginbottham, Joe Autry, Bobby McKee, Peter Horn, Bob
Braden, Tommy Batson, Kathryn Ingram,
THIRD ROW: Barbara Carter, Jo Ann Finnen, Betty Cater, Mary Sue Kurtts, Martha Allen, Janet
Mooney, Margaret Kachelhofer, Marguerite l-lead, Miss Davis.
President . , Mickey Payne
Vice-President , . Bob Braden
Secretary . . Janet Mooney
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THIRD ROW: left to right: Lynn Crouch, Harry Bryant, Charles Talbert, Ronald Reynolds, Bob
Thompson, Tillman Hammond, Clarence Springer, Johnny Adams, Lawrence Hopkins, Jon Fort, Robert
Rogers, James Howell, E. C. Kilgore, Donald Stewart, Eddie Simmons, Walter Waldrop, Jimmy North-
cutt, Mike Contorno, Alex Bishop, Danny Hogg, Jimmy Bice, Francis Langston, Larry Ward.
SECOND ROW: Eugene Higginbotham, Riley Vance, Jerry Stewart, Lucille LaSalle, Mary Carbonnie,
Joy Lynn Nabors, Jackie Posey, Clara Howell, Betty Scoggins, Carol Hill, Jeddie Davis, Charles Cole-
man, Joe Ray Kurts, Donald Howton, Frank Loveless, Franklin Parker, Laura Grimes, Frances Giddens,
Janis Clinkscales, Patricia Hallowell, Joan Hutson, Clinton Chaney.
FIRST ROW: Myron Veitch,'Alberta Heard, Annie Laura Bean, Donnis Patton, Peggy Cobb, Joan
Karr, Joyce Wilson, Barbara O'Neal, Charline Brasher, Stephanie Colpack, Betty Davidson, Peggy War-
ren, Barbara Roy, Katherine Buck, Jeannine Cooley, Betsy Robertson, Rosalyn Wittenstein, Sharmee
Seale, Margie Johnson, Dorothy Blankenship, Ernestine Hasty, Mary Carol Caldwell, Maxine Winberly.
FRONT ROW: Mrs. Vines, Miss Ratliff, Barbara Sims, Dorothy Franks, Annie Rae Cochran, Jane
Swope, Mary Jo Mullican, Laura O'Neal, Virginia McDonald, Sara Chamless, Emma Hollingsworth,
Sallie Thomas, Mary Ann Hogg, Margaret Tyson, Ruth Ricci, Barbara High, Peggy White, Clara Smith,
Mrs. Snow, Patty Calvert, Rozanne Schilleci, Carol Jones.
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Williams, Jimmy Cain, Jackie Roberts, Comilus Quick, Major Cowley.
THIRD ROW: Otis Caslon, Charles Jager, Buddy Jacobs, Bryan Worthington, Terry House, Donald
Jones, Donald Moore.
SECOND ROW: Tommy Crowley, James Wildman, Dora Cowen, Nita Saunders, Norman Ceravolo,
Jimmy Thompson, Bobby Willis, George Clarke.
FIRST ROW: Miss Bailey, Sherry Childress, Evelyn Adams, Patsy Hosey, Laura Frances Robinson,
Marylyn Palmer, Ann Hudson, Barbara Sims, Betty Harper, Ann Smirherman.
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Jerrell Bunn, Larry Griffin, Jimmy Daviston, Lanny Finch, Jimmy Cooley, Bobby Woodham, Joe Ruffner,
Bobby Howton, Nick Orso, Brownlee Cowan, Louis Costa, Malene McEntyre, Yvonne Blankenship, Annette
Wilson, Wilma Revel, Alice Ann Glasscock.
SECOND ROW: Ann Collins, Patricia Rozell, Shirley Sexton, Joanne Ribble, Gail Green, Barbara
Mitchum, Dottie Smith, Alice Marie Sullins, Joyce Johnson, Claire Cowden, Lillian Hall, Mildred Short,
Joan Vanderburg, Joann' Sachs, Billie Beck, Ann Snow, Carol Jean Hudson, Barbara Lowery, Frances
Parsons, Lena Ruth Bradley, Gloria Rogers.
FIRST ROW: Mrs. Saunders, Mrs. Ford, Sarah Smitherman, Geraldine Lindquist, Betty Jean Dockery,
Carolyn Fuller, Carole Cater, Joan Denson, Shirley Palmer, Carolyn MacDougal, Rosalee Marino, Brid-
gett Durick, Jeanine Carmichael, Frances Tillery, Harriette Houston, Carolyn Nelson, Alberta Richardson,
Marlene Gilmore, Martha Parker, Miss Nicholson.
KNEELING: Richard Smith, Jimmy Davis, Stevie Helton, Tommy Scott, Milton Smitherman, Jimmy
Staggs, Victor LaSalla, Howard Starnes, Billy Baird, Jack Garner, Ned Bryan, James Pirie, George
Douglas, Marlin Sloan, Joseph Monte, Johnny Naro.
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BACK ROW: left to right: Mrs. Vines, Jo Anne Jones, Maurine McDonald, Margaret McAllister, Kathe-
rine Vance, Betty Anderson, Billy Snow, Beryl Frances Ribble, Edwyna Morrow . , . SECOND ROW:
Patsy Costa, Jo Ann Hutt, Betty Moore Jones, Jean Chamblee, Frances Hurbburt, Gloria Carmichael,
Alice Jane White, Mary Roy, Mary Etta Stephenson , . . THIRD ROW: Joy Ogburn, Lohner Frances
Faulkner, Anita Karr, Peggy Harrell, Peggy O'Neal, Elizabeth Williams, Betty Rae Crane, Joann Wood,
Pat Ford, Betty Davis, Miss Prickett, Carrernrne Boackle.
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BACK ROW: Standing, lett to right: Mrs. J. E. Bolen, Billy Wilbanks, Kenneth
Liles, Benton Baker, John Robert Gooclson, Ronald Goldman, Johnny McDonald, Joe
Kit Trotter, Jimmy Thorington, Stephen Furst, Frances Hurbburt, Bobby Fowler, Mary
Laura Pugh, Lila Waldroo, Robin Wade, Wilbur Buck, Maurine McDonald, Bobby
Blaylock, Carolyn Crotwell, Billy Jo Crouch, Carolyn Lowery, John Fowler, Betty Davis,
SECOND ROW: Jo Ann Jones, Jo Ann Lindsay, Joanne Wood, Mary Etta Stephen-
son, Betty Moore Jones, Janice Williams, Alice White, Melba lngram, Betty Turner,
Mary Roy, Joye Ogburn, Wanda Shivers, Mickey Brobston, Victoria Corsentina, Barbara
Orso, Beryl Frances Ribble, Ernestine Hasty.
FRONT ROW: Bill Boswell, Charles Jager, Jean Robinson, Hugh Harris, Peter Horn,
Tommy Batson, Otis Coston, Eddie Stapp, Ronald Reynolds, Clarence Crotwell, Billy
Snow, Buddy Jacobs.
OFFlCERS FOR THE FALL SEMESTER
President ..,s.... Bobby Fowler
. Mary Laura Pugh
Secretary . . . . Lila Waldrop
Treasurer . ..,... Frances Hurbburt
The National Thespian Society is a dramatic honorary society.
MOTTO-"Act well your part, there all the honor lies."
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BACK ROW: Miss Priclcett, Stephen Furst, Bobby Shirley, Larry Brown, Mr. Davis,
Lila 'Waldrop, Betty Rae Crane, Jo Ann Huff, Billy Collier, Mr. Turney, Miss Riley,
Bobby Fowler, Mrs. Ford.
FRONT ROW: Clarence Crotwell, Frances Hurbburt, Alice Jane White, Lohner
Frances Faulkner, Patsy Costa, Anita Karr.
President . . .... Betty Rae Crane
Vice-President . . . Larry Brown
Secretary ........ Jo Ann Huff
The National Honor Society is the highest club to which a student may belong. The
membership is so limited that only the outstanding members ot the Junior and Senior
classes may become members. .
To be a member of the National Honor Society in the highest honor that may
come to a high school student.
BACK ROW: Allen Eastis, Larry Brown, Fred Stone, John Lathram, Benton Baker,
Billy Vines, John Goodson, Joe Clayton, Bill Boswell.
SECOND ROW: Joe Roberson, Joe Autry, Billy Hodges, Wilbur Buck, Rodney
Parks, Billy Collier, Robert Riley, Stephen Furst, Mr. Horace Peterson.
FIRST ROW: Mr. Randolph Simpson, Clarence Crotwell, Jean Robinson, Jimmy
Albright, Sonny Dixon, Oliver Coggins.
KNEELING: Carl Harris, Bobby Moore.
PURPOSE: To create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community
high standards ot Christian character.
President . . .... . Bobby Moore
Vice-President . . . Carl Harris
Secretary . . . Joe Roberson
FOURTH ROW: Maurine McDonald, Peggy Warren, Joan Horn, Shery Childress,
Betty Davidson, Edwyna Morrow, Peggy O'NeaI, Beryl Frances Ribble, Betty Moore
Jones, Edna Pearl Davis.
THIRD ROW: Carolyn Lowry, Ella Ruth Reeves, Elizabeth Lowry, Jo Ann Huf-f,
Barbara Roy, Lila Waldrop, Barbara Orso, Joan Karr, Bobbie Wilson.
SECOND ROW: Mrs. Vines, Ann Lewis, Betty Anderson, Mary Roy, Donnis Best,
Wanda Shivers, Janice 'WiIIiams, Katherine Burgess, Mickey Brobston.
FIRST ROW: Gloria Carmichael, Joanne Woods, Mary Etta Stephenson, Patsy Costa
Gloria Childs, Mrs. Drysdale.
KNEELING: Lohner Frances Faulkner, Alice Jane White.
To create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community high
standards of Christian Character.
OFFICERS FOR FALL SEMESTER
President . . .......... Lohner Frances Faulkner
Vice-President . ,.......... Alice Jane White
Secretary . . . ......... Mary Etta Stephenson
Treasurer . .............. Patsy Costa
OFFICERS FOR SPRING SEMESTER
President . . ........... . . Mary Roy
Vice-President . ........... Gloria Carmichael
Secretary . . . Mickey Brobston
Treasurer' . . Carolyn Lowery
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BACK ROW: Mary Caldwell, Betty Rae Crane, Betty Turner, Carolyn Crotwell,
THIRD ROW: Gloria Childs, Patsy Espey, Ella Ruth Reeves, Ann Scott, Edna Pearl
Davis, Janet Mooney, Jo Ann Jones.
SECOND ROW: Mary Laura Pugh, Joy Ling, Owen Woodward, Mary Rosser, Peggy
Sue Ccbb, Peggy Mooney, Janice Williams.
FIRST ROW: Mrs. Saunders, Gloria Carmichael, Elizabeth Williams, Lohner Faulk-
ner, Patsy Costa, Jo Ann Huff, Pat Ford, Polly Baker.
KNEELING: Betty Anderson, Mary Etta Stephenson, Mary Roy.
President , . . , Mary Etta Stephenson
Vice-President . . . Betty Anderson
Secretary . . . . , Mary Roy
The purpose of this club is tor social fellowship in Physical Education activities.
BACK ROW: left to right: Wayne Chapman, Norman Ceravelo, Terry House,
THIRD ROW: Bobby Kincaid, Glenn Pugh, Carl Harris, Allen Eastis, Buddy Jacobs,
Jimmy Smith, Billy Hodges.
SECOND ROW: T. J. Smitherman, James Albright, Carl King, Sonny Dixon, Bill
Kilpatrick, Billy Bice, Joe Roberson, Oliver Coggins.
FIRST ROW: Gerald Autry, Woody Goodwin, Charles Wilson, Coach Douglas.
President , . . Woody Goodwin
Vice-President . . Gerald Autry
Secretary , . . . ., . Charles Wilson
The "B" Club is composed ot boys outstanding in various phases of athletics.
BACK ROW: Bette Davis, .lo Ann Staggs, Bobbie Wilson.
MIDDLE ROW: Jo Ann Lindsay, Katherine Vance, Wanda Shivers, Margaret Mc-
Allister, Margaret Kachelhofer.
FlRST ROW: Ann Lewis, Victoria Corsentina, Carreme Boaclcle, Miss Webster.
To build a fellowship of women and girls devoted to the task of realizing in
our common lite those ideals of personal and social living to which we are committed
by our faith as Christians.
Treasurer . , Lolita Vandenburg
OFFICERS FOR FALL SEMESTER Y: T E E N
President .,.... Victoria Corsentina
Vice-President . . . . Ann Lewis ' II I
SGCVGTCNY . . Carreme Boackle D K
Treasurer . . Jo Ann Staggs Am I A .E
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PfeSid6HT ....... Jo Ann Staggs v
Vice-President . . Margaret MCAIli5fer
SSCVSTUVY V - . . . Bette Davis
LEFT TO RIGHT: Sally Myhr Thomas, Joy Ling, Jo Ann Jones, Carolyn Lowery, Jo Ann Wood,
Miss Davis, Joyce Ann Ashworth, Lila Waldrop, Catherine Buck, Betty Marle, Louise Welch, Mary Rosser,
Peggy Warren, Betty Rae Crane, Maxine Wimberly, Rosalyn Whittenstein, Peggy Wilson, Jo Ann
Staggs, Betty Davidston, Janice Jordan, Donnis Patton, Barbara Orso, Victoria Corsentina, Mrs. Bolen,
Elizabeth Williams, Mickey Brobston, Emma Mathis Hollingsworth.
CENTER: Peggy Harrell, Maurine McDonald, Alice Jane White, Frances Hurbburt, Anita Karr.
The "A" Club is an honorary and social organization with the purpose of maintaining high
scholastic standards and bettering the school.
OFFICERS FOR FALL SEMESTER
President .,...... Alice White
Vice-President . . Maurine McDonald 5
Secretary . . . Peggy Harrell X'
Treasurer ...... Frances Hurbburt O
OFFICERS FOR SPRING SEMESTER , 0 0 Q
President ....... .lo Ann Jones V K 0
Vice-President . . . Lila Waldrop 0
Secretary . , Elizabeth Williams
Treasurer . . . . Joy Ling Q
Color Guards: Patricia Jones and Dorothy Cochran.
Head Maiorette: Jackie Robertson.
Maiorettes: Mary Goff, Shirley Phillips, Barbara Acher, Barbara McNicklos, Mary
Davis, Maudell Smitherman.
Mascots: Judy Durrett, Ann Crotwell.
Flag Bearer: Jimmy Wilder.
Band Guard: Bobby Blalock.
Band Manager: Jimmy Staggs.
Trumpets: Ronald McAdory, Gene Ward, Laurence Doughty, Donald Palmer, Foy
Furgenson, Clark Weaver, Albert Lipscomb, Donald Crittenden, Billie Jetfinees,
Trombones: Cleon Carpenter, Donald Moore, Eugene Higginbothen, E. C. Kilgore,
Francis Johnston, Don Griffen.
Clarinets: Sterling Farr, Milton Smitherman, Jo Ann Blanton, Betty Horton, Ned Bryan,
Frances Vines, Earnest Martin, Gail Ingle, Deloris Hodgens, Katheran Rogers,
Louis Mims, Betty Harbin, Mary Gross, Clyde Burnett, Louis Costa.
Basses: Charles Massey, Sandy Moffett, Rush McClinton, Frank Detoor, James Swanzy,
Baritones: Pierre Burnes, John Davis, Marlin Sloan, Charles Parks.
Piccolo: Peter Monti.
Bell Lyres: Kay Fort, Mary Douger.
Drums: Robert Poe, George Douglas, Jerry Croywell, Harvey Applebaum, Jack Amber-
son, Maudell Smitherman.
Saxaphones: Arthur Higdon, Jon Fort, Lawrence Hopkins, Fred Blake, Mary McCoffery,
E Flat Horn: Jay Davis, Gene Lanier, John Seals, Jimmy Bainbridge.
Inset: Mr. Paul Hancock, Director.
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BACK ROW: Clara Dockery, James Hall, Hugh Harris, Joe Cheatham, Gerald Thrasher, Anthony
Arnone, Ralph Coppedge.
MIDDLE ROW: Jerrie Nixon, Faye Hullett, Jane Sims, Barbara Newman, Estelle Bates, Betty
Adams, Dorothy Fisher, Jean Chamblee, Sadie Thompson, Pauline Baker, Bettye Joyce Hollis.
SITTING: Helen Sanders, Eudora Blankenship, Betty Marle, Marion Veazey, Mr. S. C. Porch, Vivian
President . . . . . Betty Marle
Vice-President , . . . Marion Veazey
Secretary-Treasurer , . . Eudora Blankenship
D. O. Club is composed of boys and girls who work part time at various occupations.
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EIGHTH ROW: Walter Waldrop, Jimmy Northcutt, Eugene Justice, Jimmy Cain, Bill Kilpatrick, Fred
Stone, Bill Boswell, Jimmy Smith, Buddy Coggin, Jimmy Albright, Charles Jager, Johnny McDonald,
Otis Coston, Billy Vines, Louis Ruftner, Edwyna Morrow, John Fowler, Eddie Stapp, Billy Hodges, Jackie
Garner, Melba Ingram, Joy Farr, Bennett Churner, Bob Thompson, Mrs. Ford, Mrs. Fritts, Mrs. Bolen.
SEVENTH ROW: Rex Morgan, Peggy Harrell, Anita Karr, Maurine McDonald, Joan Karr, Pat Ford,
Gloria Carmichael, Joanne Finnen, Clarence Springer, Charleen Brasher, Sharmee Seal, Barbara O'Neal,
Jaan Siniard, Ella Ruth Reeves, Mary Ann Davis.
SIXTH ROW: Mary Bryan, Louise Welsh, Lila Waldrop, Tommy Batson, Jimmy Thorington, Joanne
Lindsey, Tommy Scott, Maxine Wimberly, Joan Hutson, Ann Ryan, Alberta Heard, Barbara High, Bobby
Shirley, Joann Ribble, Gail Greene. Q
FIFTH ROW: Jackie Roberts, Donald Jones, Turk House, Harold Jordan, Sherman Venze, Kath-
erine Vance, Joanne Staggs, Patsy Hosey, Mary West, 'Patsy Espey, Betty Turner, Barbara Mitchell.
FOURTH ROW: Dorothy Franks, Barbara Sims, Mickey Brobston, Joy Ling, Janice Jordan, Anna
Bean, Jimmy Bice, Bryan Worthington, Donald Bryan, Lipscomb, Larry Seal, Jerry Crotwell, Taylor Par-
THlRD ROW: Rosemary Smith, Jane Swope, Mary Kay High, Dorothy Pickett, Barbara Orso, Carolyn
Lowery, Norman Ceravalo, Jimmy Thompson, Shirley Palmer, Carol Cater, Wanda Shivers, Peter Horn.
SECOND ROW: Peggy Mooney, Peggy Sue Cobb, Mary Caldwell, Donnis Patton, Ernestine Hasty,
Emma Hollingsworth, Lohner Faulkner, Joye Ogburn, Betty Anderson, Wilbur Buck, Gloria Childs, Ann
FIRST ROW: Joanne Wood, Nita Saunders, Peggy Warren, Clarence Crotwell, Alice White, Jean
Robinson, Sallie Thomas, Catherine Buck, Joanne Jones, Mary Laura Pugh.
IIIIIIIIPI Illlll CRO S
BACK ROW: left to right: Arthur Parsons, Ann Snow, Marguerite Veasey, Mary Knight, Wren Reader.
THIRD ROW: Ann Davidson, Suzanne Paden, Elizabeth Lowery, Bobby Fowler, Bob Thompson, Jay
Crawford, Arthur Higdon.
SECOND ROW: Jeanine Carmichael, Leona Wyatt, Lohner Frances Faulkner, Joy Ogburn, Jo Ann
Staggs, Mary Ann Davis, Alice Jane White, Dora Alice Cowan.
FIRST ROW: Bonnie Warlick, Wanda Shivers, Sherry Childress, Vicky Corsentina, Rosalyn Witten-
stein, Pat Ford, Mary Roy, Miss Davis.
President . . . . . Victoria Corsentino
Vice-President . . Rosalyn Wittenstein
Secretary . . . Sherry Childress
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LEFT TO RIGHT: Randolph Simpson lSponsorl, Bobby Blalock, Bobby McKee,
Bobby Kincaid, Tommy Black, Betty Sue Stephenson, Robert Earl Riley, Billy Wilbanks,
Joe Kit Trotter, Danny Hogg, Charles lngle, Jimmy Johnson, James Jenkins.
President . . . . . , . Bobby Kincaid
Vice-President . . . . Joe Kit Trotter
Secretary-Treaurer . . Betty Sue Stephenson
TIGIIII TIMES STAFF
FOURTH ROW: Frances Tillery, Clarence Crotwell, Bobby Fowler, Stephen Furst, Dorothy Pickett
THIRD ROW: Rozanne Schilleci, Betty Davis, Jo Ann Jones, Maurine McDonald, Frances Hurbburt,
Beryl Frances Ribble.
SECOND ROW: Jeannine Carmichael, Janice Williams, Billy Snow, Betty Anderson, Anita Karr, Peggy
Harrell, Betty Moore Jones,
FIRST ROW: Wanda Shivers, Lohner Frances Faulkner, Katherine Vance, Peggy Cobb, Carolyn
Crotwell, Pat Ford, Barbara Orso, Mary Brobston.
KNEELING: Mary Roy, Joye Ogburn, Edwyna Morrow.
Editor . . . ...... Mary Roy
Assistant Editor . . Mary Laura Pugh
Business Manager ..... Joye Ogburn
Assistant Business Manager . . Edwyna Morrow
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BACK ROW: lett to right: Benton Baker, Glenn Pugh, Kennith Liles, John Robert
MIDDLE ROW: Gloria Patterson, Lila Waldrop, Eudora Blankenship, Betty Davidson.
FRONT ROW: Virginia McDonald, Sally Myhr Thomas, Donnis Best, Shirley Palmer,
Janice Williams, Gail Green, Estelle Bates.
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Margie Johnson, Carol Jean Hill, Barbara Mitchum.
THIRD ROW: Gwen Woodward, Mary Carol Caldwell, Janet Mooney, Clara Mae Smith, Donnis
Patton, Lewis Ruftner, Tommy Batson, Peggy Warren, Jeannine Cooley, Vickie Corsentino, Bob Braden,
Annie Laura Bean, Mary Ann Hogg, Gail Green, Alberta Richeson, Estelle Bates, Patricia Hollowell.
SECOND ROW: Beryl Frances Ribble, Jo Anne Jones, Alberto Heard, Margaret Kachelhofer, Laura
Robinson, Barbara Roy, Catherine Buck, Elizabeth Lowery, Ernestine Hasty, Jimmy Northcutt, Glenn
Pugh, Kenneth Liles, Sonny Dixon, Betty Davidson, Billie Beck, Joan Denson, Sherry Childress, Dora Alice
Cowen, Betty Scoggins, Annie Lou Hamrick, Janis Clinkscales, Jo Ann Ribble, Marquerite Head, Eu-
FIRST ROW: Miss Vivian Nix, director: Lohner Frances Faulkner, Janice Williams, Donnis Best, Laura
Abernathy, Emma Mathis Hollingsworth, Bobbie Ball, Joann Finnen, -Dolly Ruth Simmons, Sara Chamb-
less, Alice Jane White, Lila Waldrop, Clarence Crotwell, Billy Hodges, Mary Roy, Joann Wood, Carolyn
McDougal, Nita Saunders, Harriet Houston, Shirley Palmer, Bob Thompson, accompanist.
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FRONT ROW: Mrs. Jacobs, .leon Robinson, Buddy Jocobs, John Loflwrom, Wilbur Buck, Benton Boker
Clarence Crotwell, Joe Aufry, John Fowler, Robert Goodson, Eddie Sfopp.
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LEFT TO RIGHT: Tommy Block, Donnis Best, Adele Rondle, Joyce Ann Ashworth, Mary Rosser, Peggy
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HEAD CHEERLEADER: Betty .leon Turner.
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The football season of 1949 saw only seven lettermen returning from the 1948 squad. From this
nucleus a formidable football power was scan to be in the offing, a team which played a back-breaking
schedule and come out on the long end of a 6-3 won-and-lost record.
BESSEMER vs. PHILLIPS
Phillips was the first foe of the Bessemer Tigers of '49, After a hotly contested battle, the Tigers
were forced to bow to the Red Raiders 15-6.
BESSEMER vs. ANNISTON
Smarting from defeat and hungry for a break into the "Win Column," the Tigers defeated a
Highly taunted Anniston eleven the following week 14 to O. Pre-season prognosticators had already
been fitting the State Champion Crown to the head of the Anniston Bulldog. The-will-to-win and
fighting team spirit enabled the Tigers to attain the surprise victory.
' BESSEMER vs. Jones VALLEY
The following Friday night brought the Jones Valley Brownies to town. The result was, as many of
the dopesters had predicted, a four touchdown victory for the Tigers. ln this game the Tigers showed
considerable offensive strength and furnished an opportunity for every man in uniform to play. Final
score 28-O. '
BESSEMER vs. WEST END
The next two weeks were long ones. They were spent mainly in preparation for a fast, tricky, and
scrapy West End eleven who -was undefeated thus far. No rest was available the week end prior to
the West End engagement. During the week preceding the West End battle, feeling, tension and spirit
was running high at the Bessemer School. That October 14 will be remembered as a date for the great-
est showing of a Bessemer team. Victory for the Tigers was inevitable from the first whistle. The tack-
ling, blocking, and running was vicious! Bessemer never behind in the score, led throughout the game.
The final score was Bessemer 13-West End 12. This was the only defeat suffered by the Lions during
the '49 season.
BESSEMER vs. WOODLAWN
The following week the Tigers invaded Legion Field to meet the highly regarded Woodlawn
Eleven. Bessemer without the services of some of its key players was forced to yield a touchdown in
the first five minutes and was never able to muster enough offensive strength to push a tally across.
The game ended Woodlawn 7- Bessemer 0.
BESSEMER vs. GADSDEN
The next week Bessemer iourneyed to Gadsden. Bessemer chose to kick to the Gadsden Tigers.
The kick-off ended in a touchdown for Gadsden. Bessemer on the returning kick-off was able to march
to the Gadsden li yard line before an interscepted pass staved the threat. Gadsden led at the half-
time, 7-6. A fighting Gadsden team held the Bessemer Tigers in check until the waning minutes of the
game when Bessemer pushed over it's second and winning touchdown. Final score, Bessemer 12-Gads-
BESSEMER vs. RAMSAY
On November 3, the week following the Gadsden victory, the entire city of Bessemer was elated
by the victory of the Bessemer Tigers over the Ramsay Rams. This was the first victory for Bessemer over
Ramsay in ten years, and for that reason the victory meant more than any other. One of the many
handicaps the scrapy Tigers were forced to overcome was a 23 lb. per man weight disadvantage. The
Tigers rose to her heights to conquer a constantly aggressive fighting Ramsay team. lt would be impossi-
ble to select individual stars in this contest as every Bessemer player was a Tiger in the true sense of
the word and possessed a burning desire to win. When the smoke of battle had cleared, Bessemer was
content with its 14-13 victory.
BESSEMER vs. ENSLEY
Then began Tigers preparing for a heavy and aggressive Ensley team. For the second time the
Bessemer Tigers were to invade Legion Field and to suffer the second set back in as many starts in
the Birmingham arena. At the half time the score was deadlocked O-O. Too much Ensley power
proved the downfall of the Bessemer eleven. Final score Ensley l3-- Bessemer 6.
BESSEMER vs. HUEYTOWN
A keen rivalry which has existed for more years than this writer can recall took place as usual
on Thanksgiving morning. Spirit, and feeling, was at an unusually high pitch for this particular contest.
Hueytown had iust been crowned Champion of County football circles. Hueytown never really threat-
ened to score moving the ball only twice beyond Bessemer's 35 yard line. Both drives were quelled by
a surging Bessemer defense. Bessemer scored early in the second period and retained this lead through-
out the game to close out its season with a 7-O victory over its ancient rival.
TOP ROW: Arthur Clark, Myron Vietch, Fronk Christy, Bobby Smithermcun, Charles
lngle, Gerald Autry, Billy Bice, Donald Jones, Billy Collier, Joe Autry, Carl Harris,
E. G. Taylor, Jimmy Cain.
SECOND ROW: Manager Norman Ceravalo, Jimmy Mills, Alfred Jordan, Oliver
Coggin, Joe Roberson, Johnny Johnston, Donald Fisher, George Higginbotham, Johnny
Boyd, John Fowler, Tommy Scott, Manager Billy Hodges.
FRONT ROW: Johnny Adams, Charles Wilson, Jimmy Albright, Jimmy Smith,
Glenn Pugh, George McClain, Joe Argo, Bill Kilpatrick, Woody Goodwin, James Dison,
Co-Captain Woody Goodwin,
Coach "Snitz" Snider,
Co-Captain Bill Kilpatrick
Woody Goodwin-A senior guard
and co-captain was one of the most
versatile players on the 1949 team.
In l948, Woody was known as one
of the best guards in prep circles.
At the beginnig of this season, he
was placed in various backfield
positions giving excellent perform-
ances in each before he was placed
at his old position of guard. As
captain he was. an outstanding
Bill Kilpatrick-A senior guard
and co-captain of the team. "Fert"
was a demon on defense and a
vicious blocker opening up holes
for the backs to run through. B-ill's
rugged, aggressive, and uncanny
play anchored a fighting aggressive
line which yielded only four T.D.'s
in nine ball games. 3rd team All
State '49, lst team All County '49.
Glenn Pugh-A iunior center. He
is a rugged defensive line backer.
Glenn was a key man on offense.
Every pass from Glenn to the backs
was perfect, contributing to a
sharp offense? 2nd team All Coun-
George McClain-A senior back.
Although hampered with iniuries
much of The year, George will be
well remembered in all games up
to the Woodlawn game. He was
a fleet-footed back who ran with
power and determination. 2nd team
All County '49.
John Fowler-After being con-
verted from a back to a lineman,
John showed much skill and de-
termination in subduing the op-
ponent. He was a senior tackle of
Charles Wilson-back. Charlie
played his best year for the Tiger
eleven. Many will remember the
I4-O victory over Anniston. Wilson
scored both T. D's. Charlie was also
an outstanding tackle and a halt
on defending against passes.
Wilbur Buck-Tackle. Wilbur is a
senior tackle of a rugged variety.
Developing from a slow start,-Buck
blossomed into one of the most
brilliant performers at the year.
Jimmy Albright-A senior quar-
terback. "Red" could be depended
upon to block and tackle and seem-
ed to always come up with the
best play at the correct time.
Jimmy Smith-A senior center.
"Smutt" was an extra point spe-
cialist. His toe enabled the Tigers
to overcome two formidable foes.
Smith could be depended upon for
rugged line backing or dependable
Billy Bice-A iunior end. One of
the most vicious tackles on the
squad and equally as good catch-
ing passes. Bice, although ham-
pered with iniuries, caught several
passes which enabled his team to
defeat the better teams.
Oliver Coggins-Guard. Being
the smallest man on the team and
being forced to spot his opponent
a lO-20 lb. weight advantage, his
fighting spirit, ability, and determ-
ination made him one of the best
guards in the state.
Billy Collier-Tackle. "Jap" play-
ed most of his football at guard.
In the early part of the season he
was converted to Tackle. This posi-
tion exemplified his best qualities
and he developed into a very good
Carl Harris-Fullback. This pile
driving 140 lbs. of dynamite was
unequaled in local prep circles in
fight and determination. Harris
will be sorely missed next year.
Gerald Autry-End, a senior.
Although hampered with injuries
throughout the year, Beaky saw
considerable service. Defense was
his speciality but he was also a
standout on offense.
James Dison-A iunior end. James
was not too fond of offensive play
but possessed a natural love for
defense. ln this department he
excelled. He was rugged, aggres-
sive, and a bulwark in the path of
opposing ball carriers.
Donald Fisher-A junior end and
pass snagger deluxe. Weighing
only 155 lbs., Fisher was a demon
on defense as well as a good
blocker. Great things are expected
of him next year.
RASK 'I'llALL TEAM
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BACK ROW: left to right: Joe Clayton, John Adams, James Howell, Jack Miles, Robert Riley, Carl
Harris, Coach Horace Peterson.
SECOND ROW: Wilbur Buck, Manager, Billy Bice, Larry Ward, Bobby Kincaid, Allen Eastis, Joe
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MR. AND MRS. WALTER C. HEAD, JR.
MR. AND MRS. A. O. FROST
MR. AND MRS. ALBERT MOORE
MR. AND MRS. G. D'ALLESSANDRA
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