Elm City High School - Bear Trap Yearbook (Elm City, NC)

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1 I I u 1 I I u I I 1 n I n 1 n n I 5 1 . I I - I n I - : 5 I - n - i E I i I i ! s z i I 5 4 1 1 I 3 F 1 5 1 "rw -' 11-'22 , ' :pI TFPX ' Oizffi' 'Nl' ow?-airs ' QSX, IW A . ff' ' I I! Ml! -ul' Q I 1954 Published by THE SENIOR CLASS of ELM CITY HIGH SCHOOL CONTENTS TITLE PAGE TABLE OF CONTENTS DEDICA TION FOREWORD FACULTY BEAR TRAP STAFF SENIORS CLASS HISTORY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT SENIOR SUPERLATIVES CLASS PROPHECY IUNIORS SOPHOMORES FRESHMEN SUB-FRESHMEN FEATURES ORGA NIZA TIONS ATHLETICS ADVERTISEMENTS AUTOGRAPHS M W W! DEDICATION We, the members of the Senior Class, feel indeed fortunate in having had in our midst during the past four years our Band Director, Chorus Director, and friend, Mrs. Winstead. It is with a feeling of admiration and appreciation that we dedicate this 1954 edition of the BEAR TRAP to Mrs. Louise Gorham Winstead. FOREWORD We hope that as you browse through the pages of this book, now and in future years, they will bring to you happy memories of the activities that went on here -- the changing of classes . . . hard work . . . club meetings. . . assembly programs . . . football games . . . basketball games . . .baseball games . . . pep meetings . . . Halloween Carnival . . . Junior-Senior. . . wiener roasts . . . May Day . . . Senior play . . . trip to Washington . . . Graduation. If you recall these things, then we, the Staff of the Bear Trap, will know that we had a part in keeping those memories alive. 49 V 1 ..- '. . ., -.f'...' ,z'. .V ,, v, A. X.. , .VV ,. ,-.,n,'. , ,..,, ,y .1 . , x . r 1, w T4.'m .p'.2.f.a'c , 'f ' ' gu- ' wf,'.w.L ". , , - ,Vv,.. . ,V M , H., ..V5LVx,y1.. .V,VVVV. VV ,. K .., V3 ' ,Vg-0 I - V 1- VV. .,Vq V , , .,'. .. ...- 'u.,"1.' ..., . , . . , ,. x x" .lk ., 'x . 1 u 'g.-,-23.4 .-I fl .s. wh , .x ' Cy . lx . -is 1 V, 1 ,VV5 , 1 .- . .., , ,ff fw, 1, 5, V ' ,.'2. . 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M 95, of? 1 Q t Qs NV dblh 1 had MRS, LOUISE G, WINSTEAD W,C.U,N,C,: B,S, i by MRS, HELEN M, SIMPSON, El Co CO: Al Bl Envlish V, ,ff W ff' D 1 If "":1,i. fi 'f , 1 , f-bfk'i..fef"x- '4 ' MRS, JEANETTE C, FARMER W.C.U.N.C.i 3.3. Science fi I f fr' -N ,JM 1 '7 MISS VELMA BLAND E C C ' B S Social Studies n.. X English MRS, EDITH L, SKINNER E,c,c,: B,s, :ji Business Education Q3 V'g'm"' N' 'JM English . ,.-, 1 o , ' 34 'eff R 9 ,na 4, S MISS LUCILE C, WRIGHT E.C.C.i A.B. Home Economics MRS. LILLIAN P, SKINNER A, S, T. C. , Library Science EO Cl Cl: Ao Bl Jiri Q' , ,' I ' 64 Llx,,.A1- ,f 'aid "lt-' MR. J. T. oDoM J, U.N.C.: A.B.: M.A. Social Studies if I if Physical Education Coach ll MISS BARBARA LEWIS W, C. U, N. C. 3 Certificate in Accounting Secretary fb fr- 1 " 'W' "' "' ' W' ,.,, i WV i , I ..?F5'F I MONTRESS GREENE MONA GREY MATTHEWS BARBARA JACKSON ANITA DAVIS MARIAN TAYLOR SARAH EDWARDS YEARBOOK STAFF PATSY BA TTS PAT WINSTEAD LIBBY GRIFFIN TOMMY WHITE Y-f .lf V, wgxiz I .'tS'ffg 1 M 1 I f V ,A , W5 if .f 1 W- 'ff f ff W' if A f ?..,, 1 f .1 , .-, 1 . r f V wfzfif . ,f , .eq SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS VVESLEY DOLES ---- ---- Pr esident BARBARA WILLIAMS - - - - Vice President LIBBY GRIFFIN- PATSY BATTS - CLASS MOTTO Nothing is impossible to a willing mind. " CLA SS FLOWER Red Rose CLASS COLORS Red and White Senior Sponsor MRS, BRAS WELL Secretary Treasurer 1 v PATTIE MAE BATTS Il Patsy!! "Smiles are smiles only when the heart pulls the wire. " Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, FHA 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 1, 2, 4, Beta Club 3,4, Officer 4, Safety Patrol 1, 2, 3, Marshal 3, Bear Trap Staff 4, Class Officer 1, 2, 3, 4. DONALD BREWER COBB "Frenchie" "Let every man be master of his time til seven at night." 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4, FFA 1, 2, 4: Officer 1, 2,4: Chorus 1, 2, Bus Driver 4. BERTIE LEIGH COOKE "Bert" 'So little done - so much to do. " 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4, FHA 4, Basketball 2, 3, Safety PaII0l 1, 2, 3. ANITA RUTH DAVIS "Nita" The best things come in small packages. " FHA 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 1, 2, 3, 4, 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 1, 2, 3,4, Class Officer 1, 2, 3, Beta Club 3, 4, Officer 4, Bear Trap Staff 4, Basket- ball 3,4, Safety Patrol 1, 2, 3,4, Marshal 3, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Lawyer 4. WESLEY BARNES DOLES, JR. "Spike" 'The trouble with men is women . " Basketball 2, 3, 4, Baseball 2, 3, 4, Football 4, Student Council 1, Beta Club 3, 4, Band 1, 2, 3,4, Chorus 1, 2, 3,4, Class Officer 3,4, Marshal 3, Key Club 3, 4. JAMES DONALD EASON "Duck" Everything will happen to everybody sooner or later if there's time enough, " FFA 1, 2, 3,4, Officer 4, Key Club 3,4, Officer 4, Bus Driver 4, 4-H Club 1, 2, 3,4, Basketball 2. SARAH ELLA EDWARDS "Root" What I don't know willfill a book. " Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, FHA 1, 2, 3, 4, Safety Patrol 2, 3, 4, Bear Trap Staff 4. REBECCA ANN FARMER HBecklY A sunny temper gilds the edges of life's blackest cloud. " Class Officer 1, 2, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, 4-H Club 1, Beta Club 3, 4, Marshal 3, FHA 1, 2, 3,4, Student Council 1, Girls' State 3, Safety Patrol 1. OT !. SHOWN I f' . , .. Digg ' '- S + I OYC E ELAINE GILLA RS 111011 We are easily fooled by those whom we love." Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Student Council 3, Cheerleader 1, 2 3, 4, Safety Patrol 1, 2, 3, 4, FHA 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 3, 4, 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 3, Ensemble 3, 4, Sex- tette 2. ANNIE LOUISE GOOCH "Weesie" She watches him as a cat would watch a mouse. " Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, 4-H Club 1, 2, 3,4, FHA 1, 2, 3, . 4, Chorus 1, 3, 4. 11 MONTRESS DELL GREENE "Monkey" Wit and humor belong to genius alone." Beta Club 3,4, Chorus 4, 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 1, 2, 3,4, Bear Trap Staff 4, Student Council 3, Officer 3, FHA 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 2, 3,4, Basketball 2, 3, 4, Safety Patrol 1, 2, 3. ELIZABETH ANN GRIFFIN "Libby" Bait the hook well, this fish will bite." Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 4, Chorus 1, 3, 4, FHA 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 3,4, 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Officer 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 2, 3, Co-Captain 4, Bear Trap Staff 4, Most Outstanding Athlete Award 2, 3, Cheerleader 3,4. HOLTON BERT HAMM "Country" All good things must come to an end." FFA 1, 2,43 4-H Club 1, 2, chorus 1, 2, 3,4, Football 2, 3,4, Bus Driver 4. JUSTICE GRADY HARDISON, IR. "Sweet Pea" When you cannot do as you wish, you must act as you can." Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Student Council 1, 2, 4-H Club 1, 2,4, Officer 2, Basketball 1, 2, 3,4, Co-Captain 4, Football 2, 3, 4, Co-Captain 4, Baseball 4, Chorus 1, 2, 3,4, Bus Driver 4. CHARLES BERNICE HATHAWAY "Halfway" 'I have laid aside my lesson and a-court-in. " FFA 1, 2, 3, Band 1, 2, 3,4, Chorus 3, 4, 4-H Club 4, Bus Driver 4. I Not Pictured: RUFUS HAWLEY BARBARA ANN JACKSON "Bobbie" To forget a wrong is the best revenge." 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Officer 3, 4: Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Officer 3, 45 Student Council 3, 4g Beta Club 3, 4g FHA 1, 2,4g Officer 2,4g Class Officer 1,3g Bear Trap Staff 45 Marshal 3g Safety Patrol 1, 2, 35 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 45 Co-Captain 4. EARL HOWARD JONES "Fish" Book learning and common sense are two different topics. " Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4, Key Club 3, 4. PA TTIE LOUISE JOYNER "Pat" Love is the pass key to the heart." Chorus lg FHA 1, 2, 3,45 Safety Patrol 1, 2, 3. SHELBY GLEN LA NGLEY "Preacher" Men of few words are the best men. FFA 1, 2, 4-H Club 2. vv CELIA FAYE LUCAS "Sparkie" A loving heart is the nuest wisdom. " Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4g FHA 1, 2, 3, 4, Safety Patrol 2, 3, 4, Beta Club 3,4g Student Council lg Class Officer 2, Marshal 3. MONA GREY MATTHEWS ..Gay.. Nothing is as silly as silly laughter." Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Beta Club 3, 4g Officer 4g Cheer- leader 4g 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4g FHA 1, 2, 3, 45 Officer 33 Student Council 4g Bear Trap Staff 4g Safety Patrol 2, 3, 4g Class Officer 1, 2. DAVID PETE MOORE HPeteYf 'We cannot all do all things." 4-H Club 1, 2,3,4g FFA 1, 2, 3,43 Officer 4. VICTOR DOUGLAS RACKLEY nvicn "Let every man look before he leaps. " Student Council 1, 2, 3,4g Officer 4, 4-H Club 1, 2,3,4g Chorus 1,2, 3, 4g FFA 1, 2g Baseball 2,3,4g Football 35 Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Key Club 3, 45 Officer 3,4g Class Officer 1, 2, 3, Bus Driver 4. Not Pictured: MARVIN HA WLEY WHY' WWW? WILLIAM WARREN SESSOMS "Thaddeus" 'Better late than never. " Bus Driver 3,45 FFA 1, 2, 3,4. FRANCES MAHETIBEL TAYLOR "Frank" 'The heart will break, yet broken live on. " Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, 4-H Club 1, 2, 3, 4, FHA 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 4, Safety Patxol l, 2, 3, 4, Student Council 3,4, Girls' Trio 1, Ensemble 4. MARIAN THOMAS TAYLOR "Teensy" 'Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone. " Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4, Officer 3, Safety Patrol 2, 3,4, 4-H Club 1, 2, 3,4, Officer 4, FHA 1, 2, 3,4, Cheerleader 2, 3,4, Bear Trap Staff 4, Class Officer 1, 2, 3. ELIZABETH ANN TURNER "Turner" To err is human, to forgive divine. " Chorus 1, 3, 4: Class Officer 1, Student Council 1, Safety Panol 1, Basketball 1, 2,3, 4-H Club 1. ELEA NOR JOYCE VIVERETTE "Jordy" They build too low, who build beneath the stars." FHA 1, 2, Chorus 1, 2,4, 4-H Club 4. LOIS ANN VIVERETTE "Sissy" What can't be cured must be endured. " Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, FHA 1, 2, 3, 4. BARBARA ANNE WILLIAMS "Poochie" For my part, l'd tell the truth, and shame the devil. " Basketball 1, 2, 3, Class Officer 3, 4, Beta Club 3, 4, Student Council 3, Chorus 1, 3,4, Safety Patrol 1, 2, 3, Officer of Beta Club 4. DRUCIE DANIEL WINSTEAD, IR. "Pat" 'Worry less, work more." Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Baseball Score- keeper 1, 2, 3, 4. Not Pictured: LORRINE BATCHELOR CLASS HISTORY We, the seniors of Elm City High School, have reached the point where we may look back reminiscently upon the happiest years of our lives. All of us realize that we have journeyed a long way, and we can say that we have enjoyed every minute of it. Now we shall attempt to recall some of those pleasant and unforgetable memories. In 1951, sixty excited freshmen entered into a new world--high school. We were an eager and enthusiastic group ready to explore this new world. Our sponsors were Mrs. Braswell and Mr. Fussell. Ann Turner and Anita Davis were our class presidents. We plunged whole-heartedly into the activities of the school, We elected Marian Taylor and Libby Griffin as our permanent Student Council representatives. Our social event for that year was our class wiener roast which was held at Gold Park, Shall we ever forget all the rain that poured down on us and those hot dogs? In our sophomore year, for reasons we knew not, only forty-four returned. We were placed under the guidance of Mrs. Braswell and Miss Bland. As class presidents we elected Marian Taylor and Anita Davis. Again our class wiener roast was Our important social event. We really had a swell time at Riverside Park in Rocky Mount, By the way, not a drop of rain fell! With anticipation and determination, we began our junior year, for we knew we had a year of great activity before us. Our class was even smaller that year--only thirty-four. Our sponsors were Mrs. Braswell and Mr, Odom. After electing Barbara Jackson and Wesley Doles as our class presidents, we began our junior year with a bang. Shall we ever forget fishing in that icy water for coca-colas at the concession stand trying to make money for the junior -senior banquet and prom? As evidence of our achievements as juniors, we have fond memories of the wonderful junior-senior prom developed around the theme "Easter Parade." Did we have fun decorating? Many of us will long remember the swell wiener roast at Recreation Park in Wilson. At the end of the year, averages showed Patsy Batts to be the chief marshal. Close behind were Rebecca Farmer, Anita Davis, Barbara Jackson, Faye Lucas, and Wesley Doles. The night of graduation, with sadness in our hearts, we watched the seniors as they marched out for the last time, some- how realizing that our senior year would pass too soon. None of us will ever forget that candle- light ceremony and those candles that just seemed to shake by themselves. With swelling hearts we, the Senior Class of '54, moved into our final year striving to mold a fitting climax to our high school career. We were combined into one class that final year with Mrs. Braswell, who has seen us through all four years as our sponsor. We began to look around early for those who had proven to be worthy leaders and chose Wesley Doles, Barbara Williams, Libby Griffin, and Patsy Batts as our class officers. Choosing Anita Davis and Pat Winstead as team captains, we were soon engaged in the Crowell-Collier magazine campaign. Pat proved to be the best salesman. Our senior play, "Seventeen Is Awfully Young," presented November 19 turned out to be a great success. With great concern and consideration we selected the BEAR TRAP Staff and the senior superlatives. December 18 was the date of our junior-senior banquet and prom. With the Christmas theme in mind, it proved to be a wonderful occasion. Our Washington trip planned for April 25 has been a long anticipated one. Will that day ever come? Realizing that we are on the threshold of the future, we, the class of '54, stand ready for those long awaited diplomas. To those who have helped make these past four years happy ones, I, on behalf of the Senior Class, take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation and say that you have left a dent on us. As we go through life to bigger and better things, I know that for many of us the years we spent at Elm City High School will be remembered as the happiest four years of our lives, LIBBY GRIFFIN, Historian LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT ARTICLE I We, the senior class of 1954 of the Elm City High School, after having labored so industriously for twelve years to obtain our goal which is now in sight, do declare this to be our Last Will and Testament. ARTICLE ll To our Superintendent, Mr. Fugate, and to every member of the High School faculty, we leave our sincere appreciation and thanks for the wisdom and guidance they have imparted to us during the past four years. To the rising senior class, we leave our memories of one of the happiest years of our lives. To the sophomores, we say "keep trying. " To the "green" freshmen go our wishes for a happy four years of high school, ARTICLE III Now for the personal bestowals which, we hope, will benefit each recipient. Patsy Batts leaves her 95 average to Billy Sharpe and asks him to please improve his own. Don Cobb leaves to "Happy" Robbins his ability to change girls at least every two months. Bertie Leigh Cooke leaves her ability to get typing problems in on time to her sister, Pearline. Anita Davis wishes to leave her 5' to Peggy Brice in the hope that it won't hinder her basketball playing too much. Marvin Robbins will be glad to learn that he is receiving Wesley Doles' crew -cut. Donald Eason leaves his distaste for shopwork to Billy Sharpe. Sarah Edwards wills her love for tall boys to Peggy Quinn, Rebecca Farmer's love for studying goes to Elmer Farmer, Joyce Gillars wills her position as head cheerleader to Margaret Williams in the hope that Margaret will enjoy it as much as she has. To Rebecca Winstead goes Louise Gooch's height, Montress Greene leaves her basketball suit and seat on the bench to her sister, Martha. Libby Griffin leaves her love for basketball to her sister, "Little Girl." Holton Hamm wills his ability to get along with the teachers to Tom Griffin. Justice Hardison would like to leave his position as basketball and football co-captains to John Lloyd Sharpe. Charles Hathaway leaves his "cat-cut" to Abram Winstead. Rufus Hawley leaves his height to Ray Bullock. Barbara Jackson leaves all the 95's she never made in Geometry to her brother, "Buster. " Earl Jones leaves his blond hair to anyone who wants it. Pattie Joyner wills her tininess to Blessin Thorne. Shelby Langley leaves his typing ability to Linwood Weeks. Faye Lucas leaves her quietness to Frances Joyner, Mona Grey Matthews and Marian Taylor leave their giggles to Theodore Pridgen. David Moore leaves his "little" used, "much" abused physics book to Carroll Dixon. Victor Rackley leaves his indifference to pretty girls to Herman Vaughan. To James Roy Farmer goes Warren Sessoms' ability to get caught for speeding, Frances Taylor leaves her place as second soprano in ensemble to Lois Wiggins. Ann Turner wishes for Wallace Troutman to receive her talkativeness. Joyce Viverette leaves her natural curls to Faye Vaughan. Lois Viverette leaves her love for physics to George Parker. Barbara Williams wishes for her brother, Vernon, to receive her good grades. Pat Winstead leaves his ability to hit low notes to Tommie White. ARTICLE IV Whereas we, the class of 1954, have been successful in our attempt to graduate and realize that our high school days will soon be over, I, the Testatrix, so hereby set our seal upon this day the 25th of May, in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred fifty-four. Anita Davis, Testatrlx , . 1 1 E VN r Most Courteous ANITA DAVIS SHELBY LANGLEY Most Talented BARBARA JACKSON IU STICE HARDISON Best Dressed JOYCE GILLARS VICTOR RACKLEY Best-A11-Round BARBARA WILLIAMS WESLEY DOLES Most Likely to Succeed PATSY BATTS PAT WINSTEAD Most Athletic LIB GRIFFIN Most Studious REBECCA FARMER JUSTICE HARDISON Most Dependable PATSY BATTS EARL JONES n!21x EARL JONES Best -Looking JOYCE GILLARS VICTOR RAC KLEY Most Popular LIB GRIFFIN WESLEY DOLES we 4, 1954 CLASS PROPH ECY Looking into the future, I can see the thirty-two seniors of 1954 represent- ing many different walks of life. Now let me gaze deeper into my crystal ball and present them one by one to you: Patsy Batts is busy teaching vocational guidance at Rocky Mount High School Mrs. Warren Proctor, the former Bertie Leigh Cooke, is keeping house for her husband. The same goes for Mrs. Bruce Batchelor. I see Justice still struggling at Carolina. He said that if he got in, he planned to study, and he seems to still be at it. As I gaze deeper into my crystal ball, I see Pattie Joyner, Frances Taylor, Joyce Gillars and Faye Lucas busily typing for Durham Life Insurance Co. Looking closer I can also see Montress Greene taking dictation for the president of a huge firm in New York. Again I see a Trans-World Airliner about to take off from the National Airport and the wee passenger struggling aboard! None other than Anita Davis who all these years has longed for a trip around the world. Is that Sarah Edwards in a patrol car? Sure! She is teaching driving at Elm City. Now Ican see plainly Louise Gooch and Barbara Anne Williams at their double wedding--two beautiful brides, meeting--at the altar. Alas--I no longer see Miss Bass and Mrs. Simpson at Elm City High, but in their respective places Wesley Doles and Rebecca Farmer--and look at Libby Griffin--Director of Physical Education at Charles L. Coon. A newspaper keeps passing my eyes and here is what I can make out! "Hollywood Column" Mona Grey Matthews and Marian "Teensy" Taylor are giving a repeat performance of the "Charleston" in Chicago! Tickets will be on sale in advance They seem to be well underway to stardom! Although he has gotten a little fat and somewhat bald, I can see Charles Hathaway still trying to make a success at "bop-dancing. " Earl Jones has also hit the headlines. It seems that he is now a well-known tobacco farmer, He has Marvin and Rufus Hawley as his partners. A telephone operator keeps coming into view--Now I can see who it is-- None other than Lois Ann Viverette. Holton Hamm can now be seen at his own theater--"Hamm's-Drive-In. " Peering deeper I can see an old friend of mine. Joyce Viverette. I could spot that blond anywhere. What is it she is doing? Who is the audience? Why, she is entertaining troops, Just think, she got her start in the senior play. Barbara Jackson, Attorney-at-Law, Elm City, Nortn Carolina. Well! What do you know! My crystal ball is getting a little blurred but I can see a huge cadillac. Yes, it is David Moore and Warren Sessoms. I guess they are in car business now. Don Cobb and Donald Eason are stopping before a judges stand. Let me listen and find out what is going on. The judge is handing them a trophy for the greatest speed made in a "hot-rod. " Professor Victor Rackley is replacing his mother at Sharpsburg. Shelby Langley is sitting behind a desk. Ihad never pictured him off the farm, but my crystal ball certainly couldn't be lying. Pat Winstead is in his own Drug Store, His job--filling prescriptions. As for me, I have received my college degree and now I have a job as columnist on a newspaper. Time marches on! Ann Turner, Prophet We: . x W . M' 'arm . 04' 1' 1? .WL .W ' Y, -kglcvi 'Win 1 M., .VA W, 'Lie' ,, I . 2, Z' I A-,fcf 5..,, .X - .-arf ,-M. .',,'ry'gf ' , .-ji Fy..-.1 . ' A f 1. .1 1 1' . l ' -iw vie-'Y J an . , , , i ,Z , wir! 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XX NK K EY C LUB OFFICERS President ---- - ' Victor Rackley Vice President - - - - Wesley Doles Treasurer ---- - - Donald Eason Secretary - - - - Tommy White " H Bus Drivers CHARLES HATHAWAY I-IOLTON HAMM WARREN SESSOMS LINWOOD WEEKS VICTOR RACKLEY ANN TURNER BILLY FLOWERS JUSTICE HARDISON DONALD EASON DON COBB BILLY SI-IARPE MARVIN ROBBINS 4-H CLUB OFFICERS Anita Davis - - - - - President Dick Tyson ---- - Vice President Barbara Jackson - - - Secretary Janice Pridgen - - - - Reporter Montress Greene Peggy Davis - - Prog. Chairman - Song Leader FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA Libby Griffin President Anita Davis Secretary Louise Winstead Program Chairman Patsy Batts Treasurer Berta Jo Matthews Historian Betty Jean Davis Hostess Jean Adams Recreational Leader Joyce Gillars Song Leader Ann Owens Parliamentarian ----- ' -J'--- -A --- --' --'R-. w-"--i..-- ...-.L-.,.Z .-Q-sL-L.---L Lgg. ."- T- . , -4 ..1A. JL -- . A HL, 1, '-.1 H, D AJ, -. 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' 1 I , ,,..m31.5,Y JOHN LOYD SHARPE RANDOLPH MATTHEWS JOE JONES HOLTON HAMM CARROLL DIXON GLEN FLOWERS CLYDE GRIFFIN JUSTICE HARDISON LINWOOD COBB I-IERMAN VAUGHN WESLEY DOLES TOMMY WHITE HAPPY ROBBINS GEORGE PARKER GRADY JACKSON Coach - LT, ODOM Manager - DICK TYSON GLEN FLOWERS WESLEY DOLES PAT WINSTEAD, Scorekeeper LT. ODOM, Coach HAPPY ROBBINS JOEJONES VICTOR RACKLEY DICK TY SON TOMMY WHITE ALLAN PAGE LINWOOD WEEKS EARL JONES JOHN LOYD SHARPE CLYDE GRIFFIN ......4msK BASEBALL TEAM OF 1953 W :C ij a K .Sy wi. 2 9 xg ,Q W :EQ H 1 W Z 1 ir f ,xv 'Y r P? 4 fi, IZWZK rw ff pf f M 5. '-ff: Q: 5 . 1 V ' -' W 1,f.p,., ' gf xg.,-.I f , f ,Q I. ' , n Z1 , , .A .1 I W . au 5 Q 5114, - , 1 "iff , 1 3- 2" ' I A, ,WB Q.. I sur? 7 4, '4 -1 K, , I 1 x , if There were times we thought we wou1dn't But we finally got it done, It took a lot of effort, But we had a lot of fun. Here it is . . . we hope you like it ! ! ! THE STAFF - - w Q x x V: E X Q ff -f , ,..,. x E ff yi X :' ...iii A R, 5, , . , .,,. ,, 5' 5 V l 5,4- 4 ' 1 'J ' , , f , f , . "1 . f f 1 ,- , , f f ,.!, ,lr W , y , ,H 1 ..-f , 1 ,V f wgv ,nM .,.- ,-5, , ,I , ,.,, 1 I , ,Mr ff . ,AW , .. ff? 7.4 ,r , f:13,J'f HR? ,,.1' 1 n W: " nw" ., .-1 1 n Hfv' f ' ,qHW'U XGA' , . . M ' , f J. f I 1- I :Mi 1 r BRANCH BAN KING ef TRUST CO. Member of F. D. I. C. Elm City, North Carolina See us for your Insurance! THE SOU THE RNER DOLES GROCERY and Heavy and Fancy Groceries Fresh meats, frozen foods Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Phone 5491 Elm City, North Carolina Be thrifty! Buy Mutual Insurance WILTON H. PRIDGEN Phone 4451 Elm City, North Carolina EV. BRASWELL co. Dealers in Coal, Building Supplies and Fuel Oil, Du Pont Paints Phone 5211 Elm City, North Carolina ESSO SERVICE STATION Offers good food and good service Elm City, North Carolina CITY GROCERY WOODROW W. WELLS, Proprietor Meats, fruits, vegetables, frozen foods .Elm City, North Carolina Phone 5391 ELM CITY PHARMACY MARVIN L. DAVIS, Owner Your Rexall Drug Store Cara-Nome, Max Factor Parker and Sheaffer Pens Whitrr1an's,Pangburn's LEE MOTOR COMPANY New and Used Cars and Trucks Z4 Hour Wrecker Service 'r 1 X 1 " I Q x Finest in service and facilities Highway 301 Elm City, North Carolina Phone 5351 L.5. FARMER GENERAL MERCHANDISE Phone 5511 Elm City, North Carolina RAW LES ef Tflf Tl-IORNE Maytag Company Elm City, North Carolina Your business is appreciated Service with a smi1e Compliments of Molton- Bearing WINSTEAD per C I af' 5 0. ' Rocky Mount, North Carolina Wholesale Auto Supplies Rocky Mount, North Carolina Phfme 7105 Se Q. os mc. Men's and Boys' Store Wilson, North Carolina 36 S. Tarboro Street C ompl irnents of COBB MOSS cf som Wilson, North Carolina 132-134 S. Tarboro Street Contracting - Sales ' Service I 756, el D I C K5 SW ELECTRICAL CO. B 0 x , , Wilson, North Carolina Maytag - Hoover Rocky Mount, North Carolina Zenith " Hotpoint Phone: Day 2579 Nite: 4759-4763-5247-5083 Compliments of W Q A X M ian ow an "Clothier and Furnisher" Rocky Mount, 107 South Tarboro Street Ngrth Carglina Wilson, North CaI'O12lI'1a .X H WMA!! 221 East Barnes Street Furniture Wilson, North Carolina Enterprise Gas Ranges Duo-Therm Heaters Leonard Refrigerator WILSON FURNITURE COMPANY 125-127 S. Goldsboro Street Telephone 3035 FURNITURE Wilson, North Carolina Compliments of TOWN of ELM CITY - C ompliments of GUS Z. LANCASTER Stock Yard Rocky Mount, North Carolina Compliments of SERVICE SALES, INC. Your G. M. C. Truck Dealer Rocky Mount's Truck Headquarters Highway 301 North Compliments of J.D. BARKLEY em co. Sharpsburg - Elm City Compliments JOHNSON COTTON CO INC Vice Pres and Manager John Deere Tractors and Farm Implements I-IUNTS MOTEL 2 Miles South of Rocky Mount Highway 301 of of Rocky Mount, North Carolina JOHN TULLOSS, Best of Luck to The Senior Class of '54 TAYLOR G SHARPE GROCERY 4 Miles North of Wilson m 1 m - I 4:- Compliments of ALLAN MIMS INC Authorized Ford Dealer Rocky Mount North Carolina I C ll ' 91 D G.S.'lT1ckerGGJ. I INC. Wilson's Oldest Furniture Store Wilson, North Carolina LlNVlI.LE'5, INC. Quality Concrete Blocks Steel Sash and Doors Wilson, North Carolina I 45074 MHMLADHQS' sl-lop "Next to the Post Office" Wilson, North Carolina Compliments of THOMAS YELVERTON CO. Better Furniture Funeral Directors Ambulance Service Embalmers - TYC Phone 3121 Wilson, North Carolina JIMMIE DEMPSEY INC. CORBETT MOTOR C0 Wilson North Carolina Sales - Buick - Service Compliments of OETTENGER'S 8: OETTENGER'S MEN'S STORE Wilson, North Carolina WOODS WOOD SERVICE STATION OILCO. Gasoline, Tires, Metered Fuel Oil Batteries Gasoline Scientific Motor Tune-Up Kerosene Lubricants Rocky Mount, North Carolina Phone 6-6806 Phone 6-6806 RADIO SERVICE SHOP Compliments of Walter Mears Zenith - RCA - Philco Television DI 112 S. Washington Street Rocky Mount Phone 6 83 Rocky Mount, North Carolina JOHNSON FURNITURE co. , INCORPORATED Qeggezgpngx Complete Home Furnishers Appliance - SunGas Service Wilson, North Carolina 102 East Barnes Street Wilson, North Carolina R. A. GRADY, IR., Manager I D1al418l GROXVERS CO-OPERATIVE WHSE. , INC . For the Sale of Leaf Tobacco P. O. Box 247 Telephone 5097 Wilson, North Carolina We pay patronage Dividends. CAROL INA WILLIAMS OFFICE EQUIPMENT COMPANY CO. Lumbe r and B uilding Materials Wilson Phone 6101 Compliments of CAROLINA LAUNDRY and CLEANERS Wilson, North Carolina aaeik Beaufy Salon w"'d6i'fT Shop One of the largest Gift Shops In North Carolina Phone Z-2092 Rocky Mount BUCK. OVERTON5 For The best barbecue Rocky Mount, North Carolina Printers - Stationers Office Outfitters Wilson, North Carolina School Supply Headquarters Underwood Typewriters CAROLINA BUILDING SUPPLY CO. OF ROCKY MOUNT INC. Since 1915 520 South Grace Street Phone 4141 WI-HTS For the Best Chicken Salad and Ham Rocky Mount North Carolina Phone Z 3781 DRIVE-INN For GOODness Sake Q, ICC CREAM IAN "The Mello Fellow" C ompliments of PLANTERS WAREHOUSE Leaders of the Rocky Mount Tobacco Market Rocky Mount North Carolina DI XON Elm City North Carolina Come in and be measured for a tailor Compliments of FENNER5 WARE:-louse Rocky Mount North Carolma I-I A RDWARE made Shut Elm City North Carolina Dry Cleaner? T cf M GROCERY co. Staple Groceries Fresh Meats Feeds and Seeds Ph 5161 Compliments of E""CQQW 40, MINNIE L. CULPEPPER One P ' Elm City, North Carolina roprletor VAU eu-IAN 'S Jewelers 106 E. Barnes Street Wilson, North Carolina Phone 5707 Watches--Diamonds Records--Musical Instruments Guaranteed Watch Repair N G COBB GENERAL MERCHANDISE Farm Supplies Elm City North Carolina DU ROL senvucs CENTER Repairs on all makes of cars H A RED BUNTING Manager Elm City North Carolina Phone 2511 YELLOW FRONT Grocery Fresh meats --fruits Vegetables Phone 5481 Elm City, North Carolina BRASWELLS Sport Shop Complete line of sports equipment 137 Nash Street Phone 394 W Rocky Mount North Carolina SMITH MEAT SERVICE ams, shoulders s 1des Elm City North Carolina Phone 5801 ' Washing and Greasing Special made country sausage . H , . FURNITURE AND FUNERAL DIRECTOR Elm City, North Carolina Phone 5411 WILSON PETRon.EuM co. Distributors of American Oil Co. Products Phone 3448 Wilson, North Carolina SQ page GENERAL MERCHANDISE AT TOWN CREEK Prices right you are invited for a trial Come one Come all' Phone 5 121 O 0 9 . , . BRIDGERS PAINT 8: WALLPAPER CO. "Make Your Paint Problems Our Business." Artists Brushes, Paints and Supplies, Venetian Blinds Wilson, North Carolina 125 Tarboro Street Phone 4428 I O Enid When You Think of Mus ic , think of REID'S Rocky Mount, North Carolina J E WILLIAMS TOWN CREEK General Merchandise Gas Oil and Groceries 2 Fertilizer, 9 . D l C omplirnents of I-IUNT5 FUNERAL Home Wilson County Mutual Burial Association Dial 3148-3149 Wilson, North Carolina Clwftcioveffd. NC Jewelers S11versmiths Servmg W11son Co over 50 years W11s on North C arohna 9 QW D1a1 3390 104 West Nash Street Wilson North Carohna C ornpliments of W11son North Carolina C omp11ments of af ffm! e 556464 DEPARTMENT STORE The Store of Savlng W11son North Carolma SMITH INSURANCE AGENCY Ma1n Street Phone 5421 Elm Clty North Carolma , . I . Compliments of . , , , . . 164.1484 AN D 501, PHOTOGRAPHERS Wils on, North Carolina Box 2. O9 Phone 4046 TOM WAT5ON'S GARAGE Auto R epair s Ac etylene Welding Phone 4491 Elm City, North Carolina Agmaweff O OTS Chrysler and Plymouth Sale s and Service Phone 5341 Elm City North Carolina ornan' suop Lad1es'Ready to-Wear Gossard Corsets Vanity Fair Wils on North Carolina READ THE WILSON DAILY TIMES Your Wilson County Newspaper Carries the local news from Elm City Evening hour s - -R eading hour s DENNYS Jevvelers 108 W. Nash Street Wilson, North Carolina Compliments of CARI. MEYER5 GROCERY Elm City, North Carolina MEET-CHA at the CREAMERY Wilson, North Carolina Intersection 301A and 264 Phone 2023 ROBBINS JEWELRY at MUSIC CO. 112 S. Goldsboro Street Musical Instruments Jewelry, Records Pianos - Watch Repairing Wilson, North Carolina C ornplirnent s of QUALITY Bakery Wilson, North Carolina GARDNER5 DAIR Y PR ODUC TS Velvet Ice Cream Homogenized Milk Phone 3056 Wilson, North Carolina Em"Jay SPORTING GOODS COMPANY Wholesale and Retail High Grade Athletic Equipment Phone 2256 106 South Tarboro Street Wilson, North Carolina. Congratulations, Class of '54 Elm City High School "May the best be yours as you go from school life into life's school!" BELK-TYLER'S "Wils on' s shopping c enter" C ompliment s of Wage! Goflazvgifct FA 5 H I O N S Wilson, North Carolina Compliments of CARTERS eweZe'z4N " ee us for Serv1ce"' Wilson North Carolina T B WINSTEAD Radios TV Appliances 'I service what I sell Phone 5206 Elm City North Carolina . S ' . . 9 0 0 . . - .. I ' ll . . 0 Barnes WELDING 8: SUPPLY C OMPANY General Job Welding Rocky Mount, North Carolina 6275 Frankhn Street Refr1gerat1on Sale s and Se rv1ce Rocky Mount North Carol1na 1500 S Frankl1n Street NORMANSHEARIN TROYEASON or Dru Store I ' I I l f " NORGE APPLIANCES q PGY I Phone 2 2443 Compllrnents of Rocky Mount North Carolina J. A. THARRINGTON 8: SONS Manufacturers Tharrington Tobacco Curers and Tharrington Home Heaters Rocky Mount, North Carolina Ii.. ... ..... Elm C1ty North Carolina Motor Sales Sharpsburg North Carol1na Compliments of 'WZa!LieZx G R I L L Rocky Mount, North Carolina BUOSTERS VANN'S ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE RAY'S TEXACO SERVICE L. J. HERRING IMPLEMENT CO. MOSS BICYCLE SHOP R. E. QUINN FURNITURE CO. .IO-ANN SHOP WILSON DRUG COMPANY BRUCE LAMM HERRING'S DRUG STORE DAVIS GAS 8: ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO REFRIGERATION at APPLIANCE INC. 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