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Senror Class l-llstory
In the fall of 1929 two important events took place A group of frightened
youngsters entered Central High School only to be dubbed by upperclassmen with
the surprisingly suitable title of rats To say that we were driven to our studies
would not do Justice to the situation At the end of the first semester we were ac
tually panting for breath And thus we struggled on rarely faltering because of the
tmely a1d of Miss Penn Miss Ward Miss Rhinehart Mrs Clark Mr Wheat and
The other important happening of that auspicious year was the enrollment of
a group of students equally as frightened at Riverside High School If the truth
were told I expect this group was found to have more fertile brains than those of
Central High so Miss Smith Miss Russell and Mrs Garren were not quite so
burdened with their tasks
At length both classes so far ascended the scale of learning as to be proudly
called umor III s or that hated word freshmen At this point both groups be
gan to appear in classes of the teachers in sen1or high school At Central these
were Miss Eich Mr Taylor Miss Pope Miss Reeder and Mr Fuller At River
Then came senior high We felt that now we really were up in the world
The sophomore class at Riverside boasted forty members At Central we had a
large number also
With the beginning of our jumor year came the consolidation of the two
schools into the Decatur Senior High School Miss Usscry was our sponsor Dur
ing that year we put on a play The Spanish Onion The production of this play
uncovered heretofore dormant talent among our classmates There were one hun
dred twenty four of us and we firmly believed ourselx cs to be more important than
The main objectives of our senior tear have b cn to publish an annual and to
graduate Toward these two thmgs we have constantly strived With the aid of
our patient sponsor Miss Ussery W have put on two magazine campaigns and
have sponsored several picture shows XVe have also sponsored the production of
Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice by the Avon Players One
sen1or play has already been presented and we are planning to put on another
And now as we stand one hundred eight in number ready to FCCCIVC our dt
plomas we can truly say that the consolidation of the two high schools has proved
1 great blessing to the class of 1935
FRANCES ANNE GREEN Hzstorzan
THE GOLDEN MEMORIES
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Lorene Sutton bequeath unto ane Peyton mv beautxful halr
Nlarjorte Chunn bequeath unto Dorothy Strickland my modesty
Anne Harvey bequeath unto Ehse Fvans and Brenda Kmg my grm
Fred I"l1gllSl'l bequeath unto Wray Handley and am s Yarbrough mx
ab11t to get bv
NHIICIC Iovell bequeath unto Geneva Penny my posltlon tn coach s car
Sarah Stroud bequeath unto Edward Davies my get by ab1l1ty ln geom
Helen Shropshire bequeath unto bdt the McClure my ablllty to flirt
Ora Morrxs bequeath unto ames Russell and Cecll Chandler my bass volce
Dorrxs Berry bequeath unto Lorra ne Poole my sxllmess
ulxa Dent Wodward bequeath unto Gerry Camp by personahty
Ruth Teague bequeath unto Katnleen Cdom mv posxtlon as Assxstant Bust
Marv Emma George bequeath unto rrances Hargxtt my ball socks
Mrldred Ray bequeath unto Armenta Wxse my old geometry papers
B atrtce Walker bequeath unto Eveleen Smxth my cooperatlve ways
Lorne Mcfutchen bequeath unto Iren Sldeman my abxhty to be shy
Elalne Ltvelv bequeath unto Ceha Holland mv tearful volce
Ruth Blankenshxp bequeath unto Fvelxn Ha rlson my left h1nd
Marte S mpson bequ ath unto Eugene Hay nes my contmuo IS flow of words
XX7e do hereby nommate and appomt the e alted udge Perkmg as sol execu
or of thls our Last Wlll and Testament vnth the provlston that the said executor
as a guarantee of the fa1thFul performance of his dutles shall be requxred to gxve
bond for three hundred and slxtv five m1ll1on dollars and two cents
In WIIDCQS whereof we the Senlor Class of 1935 have to this our Last Wxll
11 d Testament set our hands and seal the :lst day of May year of our Lord One
Thousand Nme Hundred and Tlurty Fxve
AIIPIN Pom IfVztnecv
W T JORDAN Wztnevv
Haxmg personally appeared before me thls 51st dav of May the S mor Class
of Decatur Semor I-hgh School bemg known to me and after bemg dulv sworn and
acknowledged deposeth and sayeth
We the Senlor Class of Decatur Hlgll School do hereby testlfv that thls 19
our Iast Wxll and Testam nt and herebv make vold all prevlous vulls relatwe to
the aforesald property herem described
SQUIRF I-IIRAM T PFRKING
Notary 0 tl? Publzc
By L1.oYn Dnsrsmone Ianyer
NINETEEN THIRTY FIVE
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Senior Class Poem
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Our rant or nonfedge fmr been non
W4 we trier to do av our motto urge
To le aln mv loatzng and never
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NINETEEN THIRTY FIVE
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