Enfield High School - Blue Tide Yearbook (Enfield, NC)
- Class of 1949
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the Senior Class
ENFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Enfield, North Carolina
The Senior Class of 1949 dedicates
the third volume of the En-Hi-An To
MISS LUCY PETWAY
a former teacher and friend for many years.
"Miss Lucy," as she was affectionately called by her many
acquaintances, was born April 30, 1872. She attended school in
Enfield and in Greensboro, North Carolina. For thiry-one years
she taught in the Enfield Graded School, until the time of her re-
tirement. After a prolonged illness, she passed away on the tenth
of September, 1947, leaving behinda host of friends and former
students who will never forget her.
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SENIOR CLASS MOTTO - 'Help Thyself and God will help thee
SENIOR CLASS COLORS - Blue and Gold
SENIOR CLASS FLOWER - Yellow Rose
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SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
President - Jane Atkinson
Vice-President - Spooner Keeter
Secretary - Rosa Hearne
Treasurer - Edwin McCutchin
Reporter - Rachel Anderson
HIE FUIHY NINHIS
Class Reporter 4g Allied Youth
Club 45 Current Events Club
Class President 3,43 Marshal 33
Glee Club President 33 World
Federalists Club President 4.
BARBARA JO FAGALA
En-Hi-An Staff 4: Senior Play 45
Basketball 1,23 Glee Club 3g 4-H
Club lg Current Events Club Sec-
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ANNE C OUSINS
Assistant Editor of En-Hi-An 4
Senior Play 4, Chief Marshal 3
Allied Youth Club Treasurer 43
Glee Club 3: 4-H Club 1.
4-H Club lg Current Events Club
En-Hi-An Staff 45 Class Treasur-
er 33 Basketball 1,Z,3,4: Speech
Club 35 Allied Youth Club 4: 4-H
En-Hi-An Staff 4g Class Vice-
President 33 Football 3,4g Basket-
ball 35 xCheerleader 33 Glee Club
33 F.F.A. l,2,3.
MARY SPOONER HARRISON
Assistant Editor of En-Hi-A1143
Senior Play 43 High School Re-
porter 43 Basketball 1,23 Glee
Club 33 Speech Club 33 Allied
Youth Club R e p o rt e r 43 World
Federalist Club Reporter 4.
Class President 1,23 Marshal 33
Basketball 1,23 Cheerleader 3,42
Glee Club 3, Speech Club 3, World
Federalists 43 4-H Club 1.
En-Hi-An'Staff 43 Current Events
Club Treasurer 33 4-H Club 1.
Class Secretary 43 Glee Club 33
4-I-I Club l,2.
4-H Club 1,21 Current Events Club
Basketball l,2,3,43 Football 3,42 3.
Baseball 2,3,43 Glee Club 33
Speech Club 33 Allied Youth Club
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En-Hi-An Staff 43 Senior Play 4a
Class Vice-President 43 Marshal
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Senior Play 45 Class Secretary Zg
Marshal 33 Cheerleader 3:
Speech Club 39 F.F.A'. l,Z:F.F.A.
Secretary Zg Science Club 3.
4-H Club 1,Z,3.
EDWIN MC CUTCHIN
Editor of En-Hi-An 45 Class
Treasurer 45 Class President lg
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Marshal 33 Glee Club 3g Current
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M. G. SPARKS
En-Hi-An Staff 45 Senior Play 4:
F.F.A. President lg F.F.A. Sec-
Class Vice-President 33 Marshal
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Cheerleader 3,41 Glee Club 33 F.
F.A. 1,2,3.4: Reporter 4.
En-Hi-An Staff 43 Glee Club 3.
4-H Club l,Z,3.
En-Hi-An Staff 43 Senior Play 43
Football 3,42 Allied Youth 43 World
Federalists 43 F.F.A. 1,21 Re-
LA RUE WHITLEY
Class Secretary 33 Cheerleader 33
4-H Club l,Z,3,43 4-H Secretary
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Senior Play 4g Marshal 33 Foot-
ball Z,3,43 F.F.A. 13 Secretary 2.
Joyce Ann Fisher
JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS
President ........ Faris Sykes
Vice-President . . . . Peggy Perry
Secretary . . . . .Jane Condrey
Treasurer . . . Alice Clark
Reporter . . Betty Holliday
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Percy Aycock Lewis Barnes Jean Barnhill
Bert Bobbitt Alice Clark Jane Cond:-ey Joyce Ann Fisher
Ge rtrude Hearne
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Billy Matthews S1113 MCYCT Barry Newsome Joan Pegram
Peggy Perry Arnold Pope Faris Sykes Hulda Turner
Stanton Viverette Tommy Weeks Martha Jo Westray Matt Wood
Mary Lee Willey
J. W. Browning
Evelyn Rae Clay
Robert Earl Clay
I. R. Fisher
Betty Dora Lewis
SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS
President - Robert Mann
Vice-President - Erroll Neville
Secretary - Elizabeth Whitley
Treasurer - Louis Meyer
Reporter - Emily Weeks
Emma Ruth Herman
FRESHMAN C LASS OFFICERS
President - Billy Graham
Vice-President - Wilfred Barnhill
Secretary - Johnny Burt
Treasurer - Grace Savage
Reporter - Owen Bellamy
L. W. Locke
Clara Joyce Rhodes
Grace Savage I
R. L. Weeks
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INSTRUCTOR - MRS. JAMES GRAY
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INSTRUCTOR - MRS. EUGENE WOOD
Jane Condrey, Anne Cousins, La Verne Fleming,
Ann Gillett, Elizabeth Gillett, Shirley Harris,
Regina Hawkins, Emma Ruth Herman, Eddie
Hickman, James Mohorn, Ann Norman, Peggy
Perry, Jeanette Sykes, Elizabeth Whitley.
La Verne Fleming
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Verdie May Powell
Annie Luther Ransome
Betty Jean Sykes
Robert Earle Weeks
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The local F.F.A. chapter has as its advisor Mr. Harry Willey. The primary
aim of this club for its members is the development of agricultural leadership,
cooperation, and citizenship. Its motto reflects this aim: 'Learning to do, doing
to learn, earning to live, living to serve."
The Enfield chapter of the 4-H Club is under the sponsorship of Miss-Lillian
Harris, assistant Home Demonstration Agent and Mr. W. P. Farrior, assistant
Farm Agent. Each member repeats this pledge: "I pledge my head to clearer
thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health
to better living for my club, my community, and my country."
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The Allied Youth Club is a national organization with headquarters in Washington,
D. C. Its purpose is to unite high school boys and girls in a fight against liquor. The
Enfield chapter was formed in October of 1948 under the direction of Mr. Richard Stroupe.
The high spot of the year was a national convention at Buck Hill Falls in Pennsylvania
which was attended by: Shirley Futrell, Betty Holliday, and Alice Clark.
The World Federalists Club was organized in November of 1948 under the sponsor-
ship of Mrs. Eli Bellamy. Its purpose is a very worthwhile one--that of educating stu-
dents for peace and to promote world unity.
The Chemistry Club was organized inthe fall of 1948 under the sponsorship of Mr. Rich-
ard Stroupe. Its purpose is to give high school students a broader knowledge and un-
derstanding of this science and of the many useful services which chemists render us
in our everyday life.
HUMA RlllH0 S CIUB
The HumanRelations Club really has a dual personality. It is a class and a club direc-
ted by Mrs. Eli Bellamy. The group here pictured are forming character traits neces-
sary to a good citizen and are learning how to live and work together in "one world."
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Don Harris, REQ Stanton Viver-
ette, RT, Aaron Clay, RG5 Arnold
Pope, C3 Robert Mann, LG, Billy
Graham, LT, Kevin Viverette,
LE: Jack Wood, QB: Eddie Hick-
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ton Vive rette. Aaron Clay, Arnold
Pope, Robert Mann, Billy Graham,
Kevin Viverette. SECOND ROW:
Johnny Burt, Errol Neville, Matt
Wood, Jack Wood, Eddie Hickman,
Alton Gossett, Kenneth Barnhill,
Barry Newsome. THIRD ROW:
Mr. Yates, Coach, Edwin Barn-
hill, J. R. Fisher, Albert Ellen,
Lewis Ba r ne s , Tommy Weeks,
Philip Purrington, Billy
Matthews, Preston Leggett, Cary
The football team of Enfield High School opened its season September 17 at Fireman's
Park as we trampled a hapless South Edgecombe squad 68-0. After this massacre the
Earthquakesjourneyed to Oak City and came home with a 39-0 win. Next came another game
with South Edgecombe, this time on our home soil. With several players out with injuries,
Enfield won this time by a smaller score - 34-6. Next week with the cripples healed, the
Earthquakes scored and upset 6-0 victory over Littleton. The Enfield tailback, Alton Gossett,
made the only score of the contest. In another game the Earthquakes ran up the largest
score ever made by an Enfield team as we romped over Jackson 75-0. The following week
we played Oak City again and were victorious by a score of 34-6. Comingup next was a game
with Murfreesboro - supposed to be a tight contest, but the Earthquakes walked away with
a 51-0 triumph. The following Friday we played Aurelian Springs in the most exciting clash
of the season. As the final quater began, Aurelian Springs was leading 13-6. Then the vaunt-
ed Enfield attack exploded for two touchdowns and a 19-13 victory, Kevin Viverette and
Alton Gossett, both scored. The team was never quite so good after this gruelling contest,
but we had enough to beat Jackson the next week 41-0. Then we played our final regular
season game with Rich Square there. The two teams skidded and slipped to a 7-7 tie on a
field that was a sea of mud. Then the Earthquakes suffered their only loss of the year. In
the first annual Goober Bowl Game, a heavier, more experienced Scotland Neck team
team pulled out a 13-0 victory.
The Enfield team closed the season with the honor of being the highest scoring high
school football team in the state. '
BASKllBAll HHHllIGHlS '
The Enfield Blue Birds started the basketball season with the boys winning over Leggett
with a score of 37-30 while the girls lost 38-18. Next we played William R. Davie. At this
game our luck changed, and the boys won 74-30 while the girls rolled upa victory of 38-24.
In another game on our home court the girls lost to might Littleton with a score of 36-29
while the boys won by leading 42-37. At this time the girls were beginning to think that the
home court was jinxed. Next came the game with Aurelian Springs in which we were forced
to add acomplete loss of both games. The girls lost by 53-20 and the boys 41-35. This was
the boys' first loss of the season. On January 18 we won from our rival team, Scotland Neck,
with the girls having a score of 27-21 and the boys with a score of 39-31. This gave the
girls their fourth straight win from them in two years. The following game was played on
January 21 on Enfield soil against Weldon. The girls played a hard game but lost by a score
of 38-26, while the boys stepped over with a victory of 38-37. The next game was with
Whitakers, where the boys lostwith a 25-44 score, and the girls won by 22-15. This was the
first time Enfield girls had taken a game from the Whitakers team in five years. In the next
game with Scotland Neck, both boys and girls won, the girls by 23-18 and the boys witha
close 38-36. This was the girls' fourth win of the season. Once again the Blue Birds were
up against Aurelian Springs, but the girls made the A.S.H. girls work hard for their 28-18
win, while the boys were victorious with a 50-41 score. This was the last game we were
able to record for the En-Hi-An. '
Shirley Futrell and Spooner Keeter
The B oy s ' Basketball Team
are Left to Right, STANDING:
Arnold Pope, Manager, Mr.
Yates, C o a c h . KNEELING:
Barry Newsome, Guard,
Johnny Burt , Center, Delano
Whitley, Forward, Faris
Sykes , Forward, Kenneth
Barnhill, Gua rd, Samuel
O'Nea1, Forward, Louis
Mey e r , Forward. SEATED:
Stanton, V iv e 1' e tte , Center,
Matt Wood, Forward, Captain
Eddie Hickman, Forward,
R o b e r t Mann, Guard, Philip
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The Girls' Basketball Team
are Left to Right, STANDING:
Peggy Perry, Manager,
Frances Herbert, Forward,
Grace Savage, Forward, Willa
Jean Smith, Guard, Becky
Strickland, Forward, Joyce
M c p h a il , Guard, Elizabeth
Whitley, Guard, Patsy Harper,
Forward, Ella Williams,
Forward, Mr. Yates, Coach.
SEATED, Alice Clark
Forwa rd, Betty Holliday,
Gu a r d, Captain Shirley Fut-
rell, Guard, Lib Gillett
Forward, Emily Weeks
Pictured a re s ome of the
girls in their new basketball
warm-up suits. Left to Right
are: Frances Herbert,
Becky , Strickland, Betty
Holliday, S h i r le y Futrell,
Alice Clark, and Grace Sav-
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Left to Right are,STAND-
ING:Mr. Stroupe, Coach
Billy Graham, Guard
Charles Rhodes, Center, A1-
bert Elle n , Centerg R. L.
Weeks , Forward. SEATED
Preston Leggett, Forward:
Cary Whitaker, Guardg Win
fred Barbour, Forward: J
W. Browning, Guard
Kenneth Clay, Guard.
The Football Cheerleaders are
Left to Right: Wilbur Weeks,
Emily Weeks, Bobbie Griffin,
Alice Cla rk , Faye Brown, Sam
The Basketball Cheerleaders
are Left to Right: Wilbur
Weeks, La Rue Whitley, Emma
Ruth He rman , Faye Brown,
Bobbie Griffin, .Timmy Bell-
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The Junior Class Presented this pageant of music, drama, and dance
in the Enfield School Auditorium on November 11, 1948. The pageant was
the work of Mrs. Bellamy's history classes, and was directed by her.
About one hundred characters were used, including the dances and the
choir. The entire town cooperated in the production. Some costumes
were rented while others we re made by the mothers and high school girls.
Much research was done in order that the characters might appear au-
thentic. Since this play depicted life in the Enfield of colonial days, much
history was taught bythis project, and there was interest, for the pupils
will long remember it. The audience was the largest ever to attendaplay,
the reason being that it was about their town, community, and was pro-
duced and acted by their boys and girls.
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On Thursday, December 16, at 8:00 p.m., the Senior Class presented a rollick-
ing three-act comedy: 'Beads ona String". It was the story of Uncle Ben, a multi-
millionaire, who decided to leave a portion of his fortune to the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Davis. But they had no daughter - only a son, Bennie who had just become
engaged to charming young Molly Mallerton. Therefore the Davises disguised
Bennie as a girl named Zezzalee in order to get the inheritance. When Bennie dis-
appeared, Ab Dinkler, "first class defectiven, was called in on the case. Much
gaiety and confusion followed with everyone searching for the missing Bennie. The
play ended happily with Bennie getting the girl and the money. Starring in this
comedy sensation were:
Bennie . . . M. G. Sparks Benjamin Davis Esq.. . . . . .
Zezzalee Spooner Keeter
Ab Dinkler . . . Kevin Viverette Jeanette Blue. . Junie Purrington
Jefferson Davis . . . Bill Mann Harold Beam .... Jack Wood
Mrs. Davis .... Anne Cousins Cleopatra ...... Jo Fagala
Between the acts was singing by the Four Men of Melodyg Alton Gossett, Jr.
Edwin McCutchin, Eddie Hickman, and Wilbur Weeks. They were accompanied by
Mrs. Alton Gossett, Sr.
The production was well-received, and the Seniors are proud of their success.
In the fall of '45 we entered the Freshman Class of Enfield High with
thirty-eight members on roll. At first we wandered around like lost sheep,
but it wasn't long before we began to fit with ease into freshman life. At
first we had Miss Nina Whitaker as our home room teacher, but later in
the year Mrs. James Gray took her place. Eddie Hickman was our presi-
dent. About the middle of the year we took a most educational trip to
The next year we were known as Sophomores. This year several veter-
ans joined our class. We had as our home room teacher Miss Lucy Har-
r'ington,and Eddie Hickman was again our class president.
When we finally became Juniors, our first thoughts were of the Junior-
Senior Banquet and Dance for the Seniors. We faced the same problem
that all Juniors face - that of raising money. Immediately we set out to
achieve our goal. At the fair we had a booth, which proved worthwhile of
our time and effort spent there. We also sponsored picture shows, con-
tests, and sold drinks and peanuts to raise our needed funds. On April
16th we gave the Junior Senior Banquet and Dance and were happy over
the success of this affair. We were proud to have Mrs. Eli Bellamy for our
home room teacher and Jane Atkinson as our president to help uswith
all the problems that confronted us during the year.
Now, with twenty-eight members in our class, we have finally become
'Dignified Seniors". This year we have already given the Senior play,
'Beads on a String", and completed the third edition of the En-Hi-An. We
owe many thanks to Miss Dorothy Marks, our home room teacher, for our
accomplishments of this year. Jane Atkinson had the honor of again serv-
ing as class president. Soon our days in Enfield High will be behind us,
but with us we will take all the memories of the days gone-by.
Rosa Hearne, Historian.
This little crystal sphere holds all of the past and all of the future. It can reveal
the hidden and make known the secret. I have been asked to search in its magic depths
imtil I discover the future that awaits the members of our class.
The mist is clearing. I see a building, a tall building. I hear music. I see a sign
which reads "Mann's Musical Metropolis - Dancing of all Kinds Taught Here by W. M.
Mann, Jr.". Once a week the New Yorkers get a glimpse of the world-famous "Enfield
Hop" which is taught by Professor Mann, who is said to be a combination of Arthur
Murray and Fred Astaire.
The scene shifts to a display room of a large gown establishment. A fashion show
is in progress. One of the models is exceptionally graceful. It is none other than our
own Jane Atkinson, the chief model of the establishment.
And now the scene grows strange. An orchestra is seated awaiting the signal to play,
but there is silence. This is the broadcasting room of a radio station. The orchestra
begins to play a merry, fantastic dance tune. The leader steps to the "mike." Yes, Isee
him clearly now. Who do you think it is? Why it is Eddie Hickman, .Tazz King of the.
And now I see a lovely college town.There is a crowd in the chapel. A new presi-
dent of the college is being inaugurated. Here she comes now, looking most impressive
in her cap and gown. She is received with marked enthusiasm and appears to be en-
joying herself immensely. It is our studious schoolmate, Anne Cousins.
How strange! I see a room in great disorder and a man down on all fours, looking
at the rug through a magnifying glass. In one pocket is a notebook labelled "Clues". In
the other is a pair ofhandcuffs. He acts very peculiarly. Now he rises. He turns toward
me, and I recognize him. It is Kevin Viverett. This is a result of the Senior Play he was
in in '49.
What! Abasketball court? There is a great crowd. It is the half and the cheerleaders
are doing a wonderful job. Why I do believe that is Barbara Griffin on the front row. She
always said that when she made her first million she would widen all basketball gyms
so the cheerleaders would have room enough for all their actions.
Again we have a large room, empty but for two people, and a microphone. A man
comes to the microphone and says a few words. As he turns, I can, see that it is our
old friend, Wilbur Weeks, who has achieved his ambition to be a radio announcer. He
gives a signal to a second person, and when she comes forward, I realize she is some-
one I know. It is my old school pal, Jean Bobbitt, the class gossip, She now has her own
radio program, Jean's Juicy Gossip.
The mists close in, and when they rise, it is three o'clock in the morning. A huge
truck comes down the city street and pauses at the janitor's entrance of each apartment
house. A man delivers a rack of milk bottles and drives on down the street. It is Jack
Wood, proprietor and owner of a large dairy farm, making the delivery himself, just for
fun. Iremember that in the old days he always liked to sit up all night and that undoubtedly
explains his choice of occupation.
I hear tinkling guitars and the surf breaking on a coral strand. It is Hawaii, the
paradise of the world. Under one of the palms I see a figure of a woman with at0111'iSt
guide in her hand. As she looks up, I see that it is Doris Sledge who is seeing the world
as she always said she would.
I am looking down a long, white, silent, hall with numbered doors on each side. It
is the corridor of a hospital. Coming up the steps, I see our own .To Fagala, now super-
intendent of nurses at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond Virginia.
I now see what appears to be the interior of abook store. At a desk is seated a lovely
young woman who is autographing a book, the title of which is 'A Peanut Grows in En-
field", a best-seller. Why, it's my old friend, Mary Spooner Harrison, now a famous
The time is three o'clock in the afternoon and time for school to be out. Inside a
lovelybrick home I see emerging from a kitchen awoman half-hidden bya birthday cake.
Many children in the room are laughing and playing. I see that the woman is Julia John-
son, or Mrs. Julia Thompson. She always did want to be a successful house wife, and
from the looks of her family, she has become'a big success.
The scene in the ball changes now. I see hundreds of large trucks. The scene changes
again, and I see a very modern office. The executive's back is to me, and with him are
several men talking very seriously abouta big business deal. The man in the big chair
slowly turns, and Isee that it is Alton Gossett, Jr. He is now a wealthy man and has just
finished buying the whole state of Florida for Gossett's Produce Co.
The mists clear again, and I see that I am looking at a Hollywood premiere. All the
big wheels of the movie industry are here - Cecil B. De Mille, Eric Johnston, and many
others. The screen becomes alive withmoving flashes of color. I don't quite understand
what Isee now - waves, many waves, blond waves. As the camera moves back, I see that
the blond waves are waves of hair. When it swings around for a profile, I recognize our
own M. G. Sparks playing the leading role in the movie.
Now I see on a desert what appears to be agroup of scientists gazingup into the sky.
Look! There is a strange looking object falling very rapidly towards them. It is a space
ship with Arnerican markings. It lands, and through the small door comes a crew of men
carrying a man on their shoulders. lt is their pilot, Spooner Keeter, the first man on
earth to make a trip to the moon.
There is a quick gust of wind and the sands hide the scene from view. As it clears,
I see a large city, New York, and a large building - the New York City Institute of Art.
We go up to the fifth floor. Here we find the Fashion Department and a huge door with
"Fashion Director' lettered on the glass in gold. As the door opens, we see at the di-
rector's desk, Jean Sykes, who has worked her way up from fashion artist for a small
weekly paper in a small town to the very top in her field in only ten years. The crys-
tal ball remains focused on the building and the scene shifts to the tenth f100r Where I see
the Interior Decorating Department. I recognize some of the beautifully furnished rooms
as those from pictures in magazines. Here I see someone who looks very familiar to
me - La Rue Whitley, famous decorator of famous homes, known in the business world
as Madame La Rue. She is talking to the President's wife about redecorating the White
Now the office seems to fill with pets of all kinds. There is a cash register,anda
sign which says, "If you must have rats in your house, bats in your belfry, and butter-
flies in you stomach, be sure that these pets come from the Rachela Pet Shoppe". The
girl behind the cash register is my old friend, Rachel Anderson. Now a tall distinguished-
looking gentleman enters the shop and places an order for 500 white mice, 500 rabbits,
and 50 monkeys. He says he wants them for research work and experiments inradio-
activity. He is that great scientist, Dr. Edwin D. McCutchin, another one of our class-
mates who has made his name know to all in ten short years. It certainly is interesting
to watch Dr. McCutchin try to bargain with Rachel to get the animals at a discount because
they were classmates but -
The image is fading, and now I see a hospital room where a dangerous operation has
just been successfully performed. After words of praise from the surgeon, the nurse
wearily removes her mask and walks in the hall. I see that it is Dot Smith, who has
become one of the best nurses in the country.
Now the scene changes, landscapes speed by, and I see a classroom in the Denver
High School. Some unlucky pupil has been caught making paper planes out of the pages
of the encyclopedia and is being taken to the office of the principal by the librarian. There
at a big desk behind a stack of papers is - yes, it's Virginia Pittman, now the head of
this large school.
Now through the crystal ball I see the interior of a large government building in
Washington, D.C., where the entire Senate body is present to hear the North Carolina
Senator present the bill which, if passed, will change the whole world situation. It will
do away with all taxes, send prices down, and wages up, eliminate strikes, give every-
one a three day work week, stop the Communists, and make this world a Utopia. The
lady senator is our own Rosa Mae Hearne. 4
From Washington we are sped to Carnegie Hall.'A1l the famous musicians and critics
are here to witness the performance in concert of one of the most brilliant young pianists
of the day. As she walks to the piano, we see that it's Jeanette Sykes, now tops inthe
world of entertainment.
When she begins to play, a fog covers the scene and with its clearing I see a Broadway
theatre on the opening night of a new comedy play. The people are pouring in. The crys-
tal shifts backstage to the star's dressing room. Look who is here - it's Junie Purring-
ton, the sparkling new comedian who is the sensation of the nation, and she is just as
nervous about the opening tonight as she was on the night of our class play.
As the curtain rises, the scene changes completely. We are no longer in the theatre
but in the office building of a large business corporation, where a special meeting of the
board of directors has been called by the president. When the door opens, there isa
hushed silence, and out comes the president herself - Jeannette Hawkins, the top business
woman of the world.
I am trying to keep the ball focused on this business conference long enough to see
our old schoolmate at work, but for some reason it keeps pulling toward anewspaper
lying on a table - the World Telegram. The print blurs into one large gray spot, and I
see the World Telegra 'f'i ntion is drawn to a door marked "Advice to the
Lovelorn from One Who Knows" - Editor. I wonder how she got into this business.Let's
take a peep inside. She looks very busy with a stack of letters covering her desk, so we
won't bother her now.
The scene is getting dimmer, and the picture is fading. A purple haze covers every-
thing. The crystal clouds, and I can see no more.
Shirley Futrell, Class Prophet.
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We the Senior Class of '49, being of sound minds and failing memories for history
dates, do bequeath in the following manner the following bequests to the following per-
sons, these things:
First--we order and direct that our executor hereinafter named shall buy Mr.
Hickman a new pocketknife because he has worn his old one out whittling on the limbs
of the tree the Seniors left him last year.
Second--to the coming generation of Seniors we leave the hard task of writing and
publishing the fourth edition of the 'En-Hi-An." Each member of the class has a small
gift he wishes to leave to a friend or needy individual, some of these enumerated here-
Jean Bobbitt leaves her dramatic ability to Alice Clark.
M. G. Sparks leaves to Lewis Barnes his curly hair.
Bobbie Griffin wills to Emily Weeks all her fond affections for Jimmy Bellamy.
LaRue Whitley donates to Joan Pegram her bashful nature.
Wilbur Weeks wishes to leave to Arnold Pope his position as cheerleader.
Jean and Jeanette Sykes leave all their beautiful clothes to Joyce Anne Fisher, be-
cause she doesn't have any to wear.
Jeanette Hawkins leaves to Betty Holliday all her flirtatious ways.
Jack Wood leaves to Billy Matthews his pleasing disposition and wonderful person-
Mary Spooner Harrison leaves to Martha Jo Westray all her romantic ways.
Shirley Futrell offers to Elizabeth I-Iux her dancing ability.
Junie Purrington wishes to leave to Jane Condrey her conceit.
Jo Fagala wills her singing ability to Sura Meyer.
Kevin Viverette leaves his lucky pool stick to Faris Sykes.
Rachel Anderson leaves her good nature to Harry MacDaniel.
Virginia Pittman entrusts her mischievous ways to Barry Newsome.
Rosa Hearne leaves her sweet, loving disposition to Tommy Weeks.
Anne Cousins wills to Gertrude Hearne her musical talents.
Julia Johnson leaves her love of teasing to Don Lee Harris.
Dot Smith wills to Jimmy Fleming her wit.
Bill Mann leaves his artistic talents to Hulda Turner.
Doris Sledge leaves to Jean Barnhill her slow ways.
Edwin McCutchin wills his photographic ability to Percy Aycock.
Marie Thrower leaves to Stanton Viverette the honor of being class baby.
Eddie Hickman presents to Preston Leggett his basketball uniform which has been
so lucky for him for the past four years.
Spooner Keeter leaves all his love for the girls to Bert Bobbitt.
Jane Atkinson leaves her height to Sam Manning, who needs it so badly.
Junie and Eddie wish to leave to Peggy and Matt their loveseat on the front walk,
where Eddie always sits to tell Junie how he played his last game.
I, Alton Gossett, Jr., reader of this will, wish to each and everyone of you the best
of luck and much happiness in the future. In leaving, we hate to think of the in-
coming Seniors getting the honors and praises that we have received in our Senior
year, knowing that the more they are honored, the more quickly we will be forgotten.
Lastly, we make, constitute, and appoint Nfiss Dorothy Marks, our class sponsor,
to be executrix of this, our last will and testament.
1949 Senior Class
Alton Gossett, Jr.
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Best Disposition M0-St Romantic Most Original Slowest
Spooner Keeter A117011 Gossett La Rue Whitley Doris Sledge
Jane Atkinson Ma1'Y SPOOUET Bill Mann
Best-A11-Round Friendliest Biggest Tease Most Bashful
Jane Atkinson Julia Johnson M. G. Sparks Wilbur Weeks
Eddie Hickman Alton Gossett Dorothy Smith
Sweetest Wittiest Class Baby Most Optimistic
Rosa Mae Hearne Shirley Futrell Marie Thrower Kevin Viverette
Handsomest Boy- Best Personalities
Prettiest Girl Most Mischievous Spooner Keeter
Jack Wood M- G- Sparks Shirley Futrell
Mary Spooner Harrison Jean Bobbiff
Wilbur Weeks Most Conceited
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Jean Bobbin Pooner Keeter
Je anette Syke s
La Rue Whitley
Jean and Jeanette Sykes
M. G. Sparks
Mary Spooner Harrison
Best Mannered 8:
Best Dancers Most Cooperative Most Popular
Shirley Futrell Edwin McCutchin Shirley Futrell
Bill Mann Jane Atkinson M. G. Sparks
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TOP ROW, Left to Right: Jean Sykes, Advertisingg M. G.
Sparks, Business Manager, Shirley Futrell and Spooner
Keeter, Sportsg Kevin Viverette, Advertising: Miss Dorothy
Marks, Faculty Sponsor. BOTTOM ROW, Left to Right: Bar-
bara Jo Fagala, Advertisingg Anne Cousins, Assistant Editorg
Edwin McCutchin, Editor-in-Chiefg Mary Spooner Harrison,
Assistant Editor, Alton Gossett, Ir., Advertising Editor,
Jeanette Hawkins, Advertising.
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"AMERICA'S FINEST LOW PRICED CAR'
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SENIORS
You have completed one very important achievement
in your journey along life's way. No doubt you have
dreamed of this occasion. There is also one other
dream that you have, we are sure, and that is to own
anew automobile. Make it a Plyrnouth or De Soto,
and you will be equally as proud as you are of this
graduation. ' '
De Soto Plymouth
Sales 8: Service
Goodyear Tires 8: Tubes - Hot Point Appliances
Esso Products A
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The City of Enfield is proud of you and is glad to
have shared thus far in your success. It is always
the purpose of Enfield to give to young citizens the
very best in education.
T L . C. MARSHALL
BOARD OF ALDERNEEN
E. I. BELLAMY R. E. SHERVETTE, IR.
C. M. I-IODGINS L. W. RANSOME
H.. C. MATTHEWS, City Clerk
F. C. SYKES, Chief of Police
I. M. Person, Supt. of Light 8: Water
.Best Wishes to the Seniors
WI-IITEHEAD'S DRUG COMPANY
Fountain Se rvice Pre scriptions
Phone 563- 1
RIVES 8: COMPANY
Dry Goods - Notions - Shoes - Groceries and Hardware
After an Evening of Entertainment At The LEVON THEATRE
Meet Your Friends At
THE LEVON SODA SHOP
I. C. 8: H. M. WHITAKER
Enfield, N. C .
Farmall T ractor s
Inte rnational T rucks Buick Automobile s
International Harvester Refrigeration McCormick - Deering Farm Equipment
Sales - Service - Parts V
Phone 249-1 L Phone 249-6
BELLAMY BROTHERS GARAGE
R epair s on A11
of Automobile s
Phone 46 Z- 6
WE SALUTE THE
Enfie1d's Home Town Paper
Office Supplies ' Job Printing
Phone 307-6 Enfield, N. C
HOUSE'S WOOD AND MACHINE SHOP U
Enfield, N.C. I
We Build We Repair We Do
Truck Bodies All Kinds of Electric and Acetylene
Trailers Farm Machinery Welding
Wagons Blacksrnithing and
U HALIFAX ELECTRICAL MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION
"Owned by Those It Serves'
Distributing Dependable Electric Power to
2300 Farmers in Halifax, lwartin, Nash, and
'Electricity is-the Farmer's Cheapest Hired Hand'
S. PEIRSON COMPANY
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Best Wishes to the
Class of '49
Paints - Hardware
Phone 379-1 Enfield, N C
Glenn Harper - Proprietor
Heavy and Fancy Groceries
Complete Line of Choice Meats
ROTHROCK MOT ORS INC
Expert Ford Service Phone 4221 Genuine Ford Parts
"Your Friendly Ford Dealer'
Good Luck, Seniors
BEAVANS DRUG STORE
THE FRIENDLY GRILL
GEORGE R. IVEY
ENFIELD DRY CLEANERS
'We Deliver Promptly'
Congratulations, Seniors I
D. C. Dickens, Owner
Best Wishes, Seniors
THE NU-ART BEAUTY SHOP
A. 8: B. MILLING COMPANY
Gold Seal Livestock and Poultry
Feed, Field and Garden Seed
Fertilizer, Custom Grinding, and Seed Cleaning
ANDERSON' S AUTO SER VICE
D. O. "Punk" Anderson Modern Repair Equipment
General Auto Service
Body Work A Specialty
D. A. MC PHAIL
Our Merchandise and Service 'Speak For Themse1ves"
Poll-Parrot Shoes for Boys and Girls
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CUTHRELL'S DEPARTMENT STORES
Dry Goods Notions Shoes
Enfie ld, N. C .
Edenton, N. C.
ST EDMAN STORES
Success to the Seniors of '49
E. D. TIPPETT 8: SON
Ringwood, N. C .
ROSE'S 5 - 10 - 2515
Best Wishes to the Seniors
ENFIELD ROTARY CLUB
'M' SYSTEM STORE
As We Live, We Grow'
Children's clothes up to 12 yr. size
Ladies Lingerie and Accessories
Glassware - Candlewick, Cape Cod,
Twist, and First Love
All Advertised Brands
DON WEED'S CABINS
BOBBITT'S ESSO SERVICE
Esso Products - Esso Service
Clean Rest Rooms
Washing and Greasing A Specialty
Two Places to Eat
Home and the
Calvan Lewis and Josie Sykes
Sales and Service
Phone 221-1 -
W. H. WEEKS
Buyer of Peanuts
Trucks for Hire
Fertilizer 8: Seed For Sale
Genuine Ferguson System Equipment
Implements for Practically Every Use
Phone 5 1 5-6
Authorized Franchise Dealer
GARNETT AUTO SUPPLY
See Us For
Philco Refrigerators In Freezers
Thor Washers fAsk for a Demonstration,
B. F. Goodrich Tires 8: Batteries
Auto Parts 8: Accessories
Bicycles In Sporting Goods
Garnett Auto Supply Phone 426 - 1
BELLAMY 8: COMPANY
Wholesale Grocer - Feed and Provisions
Distributor Texaco Products
Enfield, N. C.
I. D. WOOD
Cotton Gin 8: Ice Plant
Cotton Seed Meal and Hulls
LITTLE Groceries ,Meats
WHITE KITCHEN Seafoods Feeds
BRANCH FUNERAL HOME
Phone 367-1 or 232-1
PITT OIL COMPANY
BE SURE 0 A WITH PURE
Res. Phone 377-1 Office Phone 436
When in need of Pure Oil Products We
Will Appreciate a Call
J'. W. SORIE
M. D. OVERSTREET
R. T. BEAL
SAUDER'S JEWELRY STORE
PLANTERS NUT 8: CHOCOLATE COMPANY
KATHLEEN MC DANIEL
DOUGLAS MC PHAIL
JOHNSON 81 BRANCH. LAWYERS
Compliments of .
T. T. HARRIS
DR. ROBERT PARKER
DR. P. W. .TOYNER
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