Franklin High School - Laurel Leaf Yearbook (Franklin, NC)

 - Class of 1956

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f Dk Jauref rjCeaf 1956 Presented by THE ANNUAL STAFF of Franklin High School Franklin, North Carolina Appreciation We, the Senior Class of 1956, wish to express our appreciation to George R. "Doc" McSween who has given unselfishy of his time and services for the betterment of the athletic program of F. H. S. Dedication The Senior Class of 1956 proudly dedicates this edition of The Laurel Leaf to Ralph L. Smith whose encouragement and inspiration shall never be forgottenT BUSINESS STAFF Nancy Cable...... Jean McCollum . . Beverly Stockton Launa Baker .... Jim Tysinger..... Edwin T. illiams ............. Business Manager Circulation Manager ... Advertising Manager Assistant Circulation Manager Assistant Advertising Manager ...............Faculty Advisor EDITORIAL STAFF Tommy Gnuse . Ruth Snyder . Doris Teague . . . Jerry Norton . . Mildred Burch . . Patricia Littleton Patricia Cloer . . Lewis Cabe . .. . . . . Editor-in-chief .... Senior Editor Activities Editor . . . . Sports Editor Junior Editor Sophomore Editor . Freshman Editor . . . PhotographerMR. HARRY C. CORBIN, Principal, and MRS. CONNIE CAMPBELL, SecretarySCHOOL BOARD Left to Right—Mr. Erwin Patton, Mr. George Gibson, Mr. Charlie Sutton, and County Superintendent, Holland McSwain. Lr X? -s Oc SENIOR SPONSORS Left to Right, Standing—Mrs. Anne Biddle, Mr. Wayne Proffitt, Mr. Dick Stott, Mrs. Marie Stewart. Seated—Mrs. Katherine Mathews.JUNIOR SPONSORS Left to Right, Standing—Mr. Howard Barnwell, Mrs. Rose Corbin, Mrs. Marjorie Crawford, Mrs. Mildred Martin. Seated—Mr. Jack Angel. SOPHOMORE SPONSORS L. Brewer, Mr. Bruce Littleton Littleton. Mr. Ed Williams. . • "IVOA tAjL. G “i ■0 • FRESHMAN SPONSORS u+u to Right, Standing— Mr. Clayton Ramsey, Miss Frances Winstead, Mr. T. J. Edwards, Mrs. Katherine O'Neil. Seated—Mrs. Carolyn U -■ Cogan, Mr. Dean Henson. c. y-' OTHER FACULTY MEMBERS Mr. Theodore Orr, Band Director, and Mrs. Mamie Scroggs, Librarian.'Wmum mm CLASS OFFICERS Crawford Moore Mark Dowdle Joy McCollum tomnn nuK Vice-President . . President Secretary ... TreasurerBETTY JEAN ALLEN "Bet" Mono: "If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Activities: Basketball 1,4; F.T.A. 3; Glee Club 1; Student Council 4; Math Club 1. Hobby: Reading and going places Future Plans: Blantons Business College CHARLES EARL AMMONS "Doc" Motto: "Don't do today what you can put off until tomorrow.” Activities: F.F.A. 1,2,3, Sentinel 4; Reporter. Hobby: Hunting Future Plans: Undecided ft ) £= A THOMAS WARRIOR ANGEL "Devil" Motto: "Never ask, refuse, or forget an offer.” Activities: Football 2,3,4; Baseball 3,4; Monogram Club 3,4; Band 1; Glee Club 3; Photography Club 1; Class Treas. 2; Dramatics Club 2,3, Pres. 4. Hobby: Hunting Future Plans: College JERRY THOMAS BAILEY "Beetle" Motto: "Live for tonight." Activities: Football 3,4; Monogram Club 4; Wildlife Club 2; Athletic Manager 1; Golf Club 1. Hobby: Hunting Future Plans: Undecided JOE PAUL BALLEW "Joe Palooka" Motto: "One fist of iron and the other of steel. If the right one don't get you the left one will.” Activities. F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Hunting, fishing, and eating Future Plans: Undecided JOHNNY LEE BALLEW "Blueboy" Mono: "Let your conscience be your guide.” Activities: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Hunting Future Plans: UndecidedHUGH LOUIN BLAINE "Hubert” Motto: "Hurry, tomorrow may be too late.” Activities: Science Club 1,2; Server at Jr.-Sr. Banquet; Photography Club 3,4; Beta Club 3-Hobby: Photography and Sports Future Plans: Undecided LAWRENCE LEE BRADLEY "Cannon Ball” Motto: "Work to help someone instead of hurting one." Activities: Basketball 1,2; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Driving Future Plans: Uncle Sam MARVEL ELAINE BRENDLE "Curley” Motto: "Let him who deserves it reap the reward.” Activities: Photography Club 2. Hobby: Reading Future Plans: College WANDA FAYE BRENDLE "Pee Wee” Motto: "Be a good friend and you will always have good friends." Activities: Photography Club Hobby: Traveling Future Plans: Work MARY RUTH BROOKS "Brooks” Motto: "Conduct and courage lead to honor.” Activities: Photography Club 2,3, Vice-Pres. 4; Backache Club 1. Hobby: Reading and collecting snapshots Future Plans: Undecided KENNETH FREEMAN BROWN "Ken” Motto: "Live and Learn.” Activities: Football 2,3,4; Monogram Club 3,4; 4-H Club 1,2, Sec.-Treas. 3-Hobby: Going to Ga., eating, hunting and fishing Future Plans: UndecidedRALEIGH BRYAN BUCHANAN JERELENE CLARK BUNTING CLARENCE DANNY BYRD "Buck" Motto: "Prove all things, hold fast to that which is right.” Activities: Science Club 1; Wildlife Club 2,3; Library Club 4. Hobby: Hunting and fishing Future Plans: Uncertain "Gerrie” Motto: A little learning is a dangerous thing." Activities: Art Club 1; Band 2-Basketball 3; Home Ec. Club 3; Chorus 2. Hobby: Reading, writing letters, and traveling Future Plans: Beauty School and housewife "Birdie” Motto: "A friend in need is a friend in deed.” Activities: Science Club 1; Wildlife Club 2; Photography Club 3; WCC Field Day Arts and Crafts 3-Hobby: Movies and girls Future Plans: Blantons Business College HAROLD LEE CABE Motto: "Sometimes I wonder but 1 really don’t want to know." Activities: Science Club 2. Hobby: Dating Judy, hunting, fishing, and parties Future Plans: Uncle Sam’s Air Force, then operating a business JACOB WILBUR CABE " Vib” Motto: "Sometimes it’s better to break a rule than to break a heart.” Activities: Beta Club 3,4; F.F.A. 1.2,3,4; Server at Jr.-Sr. Banquet; Jr. Marshal; Student Council 3. Hobby: Tinkering with machines and hunting NANCY THERESA CABLE "Nancy Belle” Motto: "Every man is an architect of his own fortune.” Activities: 4-H Club 1,2,3, Vice-Pres. 4, Pres.; Jr. Marshal; Laurel Leaf 3,4; Beta Club 3,4; Language Club 4. Hobby: Piano, reading and driving Future Plans: Wake ForestFRANCES ANN CARPENTER GLADYS LORENE CARPENTER MARGARET ELIZABETH CARPENTER EARL MAX CORBIN "Lover boy” Motto: "Be better to your teachers and you'll have better teachers." Activities: Science Club 1; Wildlife Club 1,2,3.4, Vice-Pres.; Basketball 4; Baseball 4; Chorus 3; Safety Patrol 3; World Peace Club 3- Hobby: Singing, courting, and basketball Future Plans: Air Force LOWELL THOMAS CORBIN "Smiley” Motto: "Do what you should do at all times.” Activities: Football 3.4; Baseball 3,4; Monogram Club 4; Science Club 1; Wildlife Club 1,2. Hobby: Fishing, hunting and athletics Future Plans: Undecided FRANK DELANO CONLEY "Frank” Motto: "Live fast, love hard, die young." Activities: F.F.A. 1»2,3.4. Hobby: Sleeping Future Plans: Work "Fran” Motto: "When in doubt, do the friendliest thing." Activities: Chorus 1; Home Ec. Club I; Art and Photography Club 2; Library Club 4; Arts and Crafts Club 3. Hobby: Oil painting and traveling Future Plans: Work for the FBI re Motto: "It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it." Activities: Home Ec. Club 1; Art and Photography Club 2,3; Li-brary Club 4. Hobby: Singing and Cooking Future Plans: Work for the FBI "Betty” Motto: "Not finished, just begun.” Activities: Chorus 1,2,3; F.H.A. 1, 1 Photography Club 4. Hobby: Collecting stamps and reading , Future Plans: Blantons Business Col £Motto: "Strive for the right.” Activities: Science Club 1; Wildlife Club 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Hunting, fishing and eating Future Plans: Work "Coot” Motto: "Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it.” Activities: Basketball 2; Mono-onogram Club 2,3,4; F.H.A. 1; 4-H 1. Motto: "Great men die, I’m feeling bad!” Activities: Science Club 1; Photography Club 2,3; Baseball 4. Hobby: Hunting and fishing Future Plans: Work for Uncle Sam Hobby: Driving Future Plans: Work s E N I O R S MARY NANCY DAYTON "Buck-shot” Motto: "Actions speak louder than words.” Activities: F.H.A. 2; F.B.L.A. 1,3; Dramatics Club 4. Hobby: Listening to music and going places Future Plans: Work and Blantons Business College NANCY JOYCE DEITZ "Longfellow” Motto: "It’s not what happens to us—it's how wc react to it.” Activities: An Club 1, Pres.; Photography Club 2,3; Library-Club 4, Pres.; WCC Field Day Arts and Crafts 1; Dramatics Club 4. Hobby: Oil painting, collecting reproductions of famous pictures and talking Future Plans: Uncertain GLENN DILLS "Doc” Motto: "Better late than never.” Activities: Safety Patrol 1,2,3; Science Club 1; Photography Club 2. Hobby: Fly Tying Future Plans: Armed ForcesKENNETH MARION DILLS CHARLES MARCUS DOWDLE JOAN DRYMAN "Jo" "Crew-cut Kid” Motto: "Not finished, just begun.” Activities: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; Member of Parliamentary Procedure team 2,3; WCC Field Day Algebra 2. Hobby: Driving Future Plans: College "Waterdog" Motto: "Never give a, woman a chance.” Activities: Football 1,2,3,4, Co-Capt.; Monogram Club 2,3,4, V.-Pres.; Science Club 2; F.F.A. 3,4, Pres.; Student Council 2,3, 4; Athletic Manager 1; Class Vice-Prcs. 3, Pres. 4. Hobby: Dragging Main Future Plans: College Motto: "Be resolved and the thing is done.” Activities: F.H.A. 1; Language- Club 2; WCC Field Day Latin 2; Library Club 4. Hobby: Reading Future Plans: Nurses Training y Motto: "Don't judge a book by its cover." Activities: Wildlife Club 1,4; Science Club 1. Hobby: Eating, sleeping and girls Future Plans: Undecided JOANN ESTES "Red” Motto: "Life without books is death.” Activities: F.H.A. 1,2. Hobby: Courting and eating Future Plans: Work JERRY PARKER FINNEY "Finrod” Motto: "Find the fool, then forget them.” Activities: Football 4; Baseball 3, 4; Science Club 1; Wildlife Club 2,3; Monogram Club 4. Hobby: Hunting girls Future Plans: Uncle Sam's ArmyHARMON THOMAS GNUSE "Tommy” Motto: "Silence is the virtue of fools.” Activities: Beta Club 3,4, Pres. 4; Boy's State 3; Basketball 3,4; Baseball 2,3,4; Monogram Club 3,4; Language Club 1,2,3, Pres. 2,3; Photography Club 1,2,3, Pres. 2,3; Class Sec.-Treas. 1, Treas. 4; FHS Handbook Committee 2,3; Laurel Leaf 3,4, Edi-tor-in-Chief 4; Server at Jr.-Sr. Banquet; Jr. Marshal; Quill and Scroll 4; Golf Team 3; WCC Field Day World Hist. 2, Physics 3; Sports Editor, Mt. Echo 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Photography Future Plans: College Motto: "Doing what comes naturally.” Activities: Beta Club 3,4; Language Club 3,4; F.H.A. 1, Historian 2, Vice-Prcs.; Mt. Echo Staff 3,4; Server at Jr.-Senior Banquet; Quill and Scroll 4; Dramatics Club 4; Debate Club 1,2, Vice-Pres; Chorus 1. Hobby: Horseback riding, men and meanness Future Plans: College JAMES WALLACE GRAHAM "Pop” Motto: "Them that can may; them that can't shouldn't try.” Activities: Dramatics Club 1; Wildlife Club 3,4; Mt. Echo 2. Hobby: Drawing, music, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and writing to Texas Furure Plans: Undecided CARROLL JACKSON GREGORY "Jackson” Motto: "So long it has been good to know you.” Activities: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Sleeping Future Plans: Work CHARLES PARKER GREGORY "Chase” Motto: "Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you may die.” Activities: Football 3; Monogram Club 3.4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Resting Future Plans: Work BETTY LEE GUFFIE "Betty” Motto: "Dark clouds gather: but somewhere the stars are shining, so shine with them.” Activities: F.B.L.A. 1,3; Home Ec. 2; Dramatics Club 4. Hobby: Traveling and writing Jewel Ray and poetry. Future Plans: Blantons Business CollegeZEB VANCE GUFFIE, JR. "El Guffo” Motto: "It won't be long now.” Activities: Football 1,2,3,4; Monogram Club 2,3,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Sports Future Plans: College JUDSON ANDREW HALL "Jud” Motto: "Anytime.” Activities: Wildlife Club 2, Vice-Pres. 3,4, Pres.; Science Club 1; 4-H Club 1; Dramatics Club 4. Hobby: Hunting and women Future Plans: Work, serve Uncle Sam , and Blantons Business College MARY LEE HALL "Cissy” Motto: "Non nobis, sed omnibus.” Activities: Chorus 2,3; Photography Club 2,3; F.H.A. 1,2,4; Mt. Echo 4; Backache Club 1; Li-brary Asst. 2. Hobby: Talking (to boys) Future Plans: College DON N. HENRY "Burs” Motto;. "Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you may die.” Activities: Science Club 1; Wildlife Club 2,3-Hobby: Having a good time Future Plans: College or Uncle Sam J. L. HENRY "Jaybird” Motto: "If you hain't loving you hain’t living.” Activities: Basketball 2,3,4; Monogram Club 2,3,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Hunting Future Plans: Undecided FARRELL EUGENE HENSON Motto: "Anything worth doing is worth doing right.” Activities: Basketball 1,2,3; Monogram Club 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1,2, 3; Athletic Manager I; Golf Club 1,2; Cheerleader 1; Glee Club 1,3. Hobby: Spending my pastime with my girl Future Plans: Study forestry at N. C. State CollegeTHOMAS NATHANIEL HIGDON 'Tom” Motto: "Don't go away mad, just go away.” Activities: Football 3; Monogram Club 3,4; Science Club 1; Language Club 3,4; Golf Team 3; Wildlife Club 2; WCC Field Day Arts and Crafts 1. Hobby: Sports Future Plans: College MARGARET RUTH HOLDEN "Rooster” Motto: "Make the best better.” Chorus 2; Photography Club 3,4; Mt. Echo 4; Dramatics Club 1,4. Hobby: Basketball Future Plans: Blantons Business College JAMES EDWIN HORN "Ed” Motto: "Look to the future.” Activities: Hobby: Working Future Plans: Work with goal to own a business s E N I O R S GWEN EARL HOWARD BERNARD HUGGINS MARY LOUISE JONES "Diapers” Motto: Take your time for that's all you have.” Activities: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Coon hunting and playing pool Future Plans: Undecided "Ben” Motto: "We will proceed no further in this business." Activities: F.F.A. 1,2.3,4, Sec. Hobby: Hunting and fishing Future Plans: Undecided "Louise” Motto: "Prove all things, hold fast to that which is good.” Activities: F.H.A. 1,4. Hobby: Collecting pictures and writing letters Future Plans: WorkMORRIS R. JONES "Casey” Motto: "A whole lot of foolishness, A big lump of wit, A head full of knowledge where there doesn’t seem a bit." Activities: Football 2,3,4, Co- Capt. 4; Basketball 3,4; Monogram Club 3,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; Dramatics Club 4. Hobby: Playing ball Future Plans: College FRANK McCLURE KILLIAN, JR. "IInc” Motto: Practice, practice, and practice a little more.” Activities: Football 1; Monogram Club 1,2,3,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; Mt. Echo 4. Hobby: Sports Future Plans: College PAUL JUDSON KINSLAND, JR. "Judson” Motto: "Look before you leap." Activities: Football 1,2; F.F.A. 1, 2,3,4. Hobby: All sports Future Plans: College c L A S S 0 F 1 9 5 6 WILLA JEAN LEDFORD "John” Motto: "Work wins everything.” Activities: Home Ec. Club 1; Science Club 2. Hobby: Reading Future Plans: Uollcgc JOHN BOYD LONG, JR. "Shark” Motto: "It can be done.” Activities: Science Club 1,2; WCC Field Day World Hist. 3; Language Club 2. Hobby: Relaxing Future Plans: Unknown LAURA BELLE LONG "Belle” Motto: "Smile and the world will smile with you.” Activities: F.H.A. 2,4; Photography Club 3; Backache Club 1. Hobby: Collecting pictures and courting Paul Future Plans: WorkMARSHALL LEONARD MANN FRANCES DEWEYETTA MARSHALL HILDRED ALICE MASHBURN "Man” "Etta" "Abbie and Puggie" Motto: ''Looking to the brighter side of life.” Activities: F.H.A. 1. Hobby: Cooking and courting Future Plans: Private Motto: "Let us be judged by our deeds.” Activities: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Hunting, fishing and cars Future Plans: Work Motto: "Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day.” Activities: Dramatics Club 1,4; F.H.A. 2. Hobby: Reading, talking, and eating ti Future Plans: WtJrk JOHNNY MASHBURN "Runt" Motto: "Do unto others before they do unto you.” ' Activities: Football 3,4; F.F.A. 1, 2,3, Reporter, Vice-Pres. 4; Student Council 1. Hobby: Hunting and fishing Future Plans: Visit Uncle Sam FURMAN EDWARD MASON "Husky" Motto: "To be rather than to seem.” Activities: Football 3,4; F.B.L.A. 3; Golf Club 1; Monogram Club 3,4. Hobby: Hunting, fishing, and courting Future Plans: Navy BUDDY McCLURE "Buddy" Motto: "Whenever on the field of play, be a sportsman all the way.” Activities: Football 1,2,3,4; F.F.A 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Fishing and hunting Future Plans: Undecided JOY ANN McCOLtb "Little ’un" ' Motto: "All’s fair in love and war.” Activities: Monogram Club 3,4; Band 1, Librarian, Sec. 2; Chorus 1,2, Librarian; Language Club 1,2,3; Class Sec. 3,4; Cheerleader 3,4; Dramatics Club 2; Entertained at Jr.-Sr. Banquet 1,2. Hobby: Going to ball games and writing letters Future Plans: Western Carolina College ' ■ "fr HAROLD MONROE McClure "Money" Motto: "You can learn more with your mouth shut than you can with it open.” Activities: Beta Club 3,4; Science Club 1; Wildlife Club 2,3, Vice-Pres. 4; Jr. Marshal. Hobby: Hunting Future Plans: College BETTY JEAN McCOLLUM "Jeanie" Motto: "Always ready.” Activities: Monogram Club 3,4; Band 1,2, Librarian; Chorus 1, 2,3; Language Club 1,2; Laurel Leaf 4; Cheerleader 3,4, Co-Capt.; Student Council 4; WCC Field Day 3; Dramatics Club 2; Entertained at Jr.-Sr. Banquet. Hobby: Writing Jerry Future Plans: College c L A S S 0 F 1 9 5 6 JOHN DENNIS MEHAFFEY "Haffey" SALLYJTHEL MINCY "Sally Mae" Motto: "Non est vivere est valere Motto: "Get in that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans." Activities: Basketball Manager 2; Baseball Manager 3,4; Football 2,3,4; Monogram Club 2,3,4; Science Club 1; F.B.L.A. 3,4. Hobby: Sports Future Plans: Coliege Motto: "Ready, willing, and able.” Activities: Football 2,3,4; Basketball 2,3,4; Monogram Club 3,4; Chorus 1,2,3; Language Club 1, 2,3, Sec.-Treas. 4; Golf Club 1; Dramatics Club 4, Vice-Pres.; Glee Club 1,2,3,4; Science Club U- Hobby: Stamp collecting, courting, and sports Future Plans: College vita.' Activities: An Club 1; F.H.A. 1, 2; 4-H 3; 'F.T.A. 4; Mt. Echo 4; WCC Field Day American Hist. 3- Hobby: Drawing, reading and traveling Future Plans: Work, then CollegeMARJORIE EVELYN MOODY "Margie” Motto: "Let him who deserves it reap the reward." Activities: Beta Club 3,4, Corresponding Sec. 4; Language Club 1,3,4; Server at Jr.-Sr. Banquet; Jr. Marshal; Chorus 1,2; Student Council 2, Sec. 3; Majorette 1,2,3,4; WCC Field Day Typing 3; Dramatics Club 2. Hobby: Playing the organ and piano Future Plans: Mars Hill College CRAWFORD BOWMAN MOORE "Os” Motto: "The oldqr the buck, the stiffer the horn.” Activities: Football 3,4, Co-Capt. 4; Basketball 2,3,4, Capt. 3; Baseball 2,3,4, Co-Capt. 4; Monogram Club 2,3,4, Pres. 4; Beta Club 3; F.F.A. 1,2,4; Class Vicc-Pres. 4; Server at Jr.-Sr. Banquet. Hobby: Sports and courting Future Plans: College JESSIE LEE MORGAN "Jess” Motto: "Live and learn." Activities: Art Club 1; Backache Club 2. Hobby: Eating Future Plans: Work s E N I O R S SUE MARIE MYERS "Susie” Motto: "Making believe.” Activities: Science Club 1; Cheerleader 2; Monogram Club 2; Photography Club 3. Hobby: Courting and eating Future Plans: Work LELA MAE NICHOLS "Christmas” Motto: "Always look for the silver lining.” Activities: F.B.L.A. 1; F.H.A. 2; Dramatics Club 4. Hobby: Driving a white Ford and listening to the radio Future Plans: Undecided JERRY RALPH NORTON "Jer” Motto: "Every dog has his day but the nights arc mine." Activities: Beta Club 3,4, Vicc-Prcs. 4; Science Club 1,2,3; Laurel Leaf 2,3,4; Server at Jr.-Sr. Banquet; Boys State 3; WCC Field Day Biology 2, Chemis-try 3; Quill and bcroll 4; Photography, Mt. Echo 3-Hobby: Photography and building model airplanes Future Plans: CollegeKENNETH LEE PATTON "Snake” Motto: "Prove all things." Activities: 4-H Club 1; Science Club 2. Hobby: Hunting and fishing Future Plans: Furniture Salesman HESTER GENEVA PEEK "Hes” Motto: "Live and learn.” Activities: F.T.A. 1,2; 4-H Club 3; Library Club 4; Class Sec.-Treas. 2. Hobby: Housekeeping Future Plans: Housekeeping NINA CHRISTINE PEEK "Chris” Motto: "It can be done.” Activities: Art Club 1; Mt. Echo 4; Chorus 2; Library Asst. 2; F.H.A. 3. Hobby: Reading Future Plans: Uncertain c L A S S O F PATRICIA LOUISE ROTEN "Par Motto: "Live and learn.” Activities: Science Club 2; F.H.A. 1; Photography Club 3; Backache Club 2. Hobby: Reading, writing, riding, and eating Future Plans: Work BETTY SHEPHERD MARY FRANCES ROPER 9 PHILLIPS "Shorty” c "Bet” Motto: Assagc.” 0 Motto: "Unita Fortoir." Activities: Photography Club 2,3, g Activities: F.H.A. 1; Library Asst. 4; Home Ec. Club 1, Sec.-Treas. A 2,3; Chorus 2. 2. u Hobby: Reading Joe’s letters Hobby: Movies Future Plans: Housewife Future Plans: UndecidedERNIE BLANCHARD SANDERS "Sandy" Motto: "Let’s do make it nice.” Activities: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; Parliamentary Procedure team 3. Hobby: Hunting Future Plans: Unknown JoANN MARIE SELLERS "Jo" Motto: "Not for ourselves, but for all.” Activities: F.H.A. 1,2; F.B.L.A. 3; Language Club 4. Hobby: Heading and Sewing Future Plans: Blantons Business College JAMES CLARK SHEFFIELD "Sam" Motto: "Think fast and live long.' Activities: F.FA. 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Hunting Future Plans: Army X s E N I O R S GROVER SHEFFIELD, JR. Motto: "Live for tonight." Activities: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Fishing and hunting Future Plans: Work in Michigan BETTY MARIE SHOPE "Bet" Motto: "Be yourself at all times." Activities: Photography Club 1. Hobby: Courting, eating and sleeping Future Plans: Undecided BETTY LOU SMITH "Bet" Motto: "Live fast and love hard.” Activities: Backache Club 1; Photography Club 2; Home Fc. Club 3-Hobby: Dating Future Plans: Beautician4; WCC Field Day Gen. Science 2, Current Events 3; Class Vice-Pres. 1; FHS Handbook Committee 3,4, Chairman; Jr. Marshal; Server at Jr.-Sr. Banquet; Beta Club 3,4; Language Club 3,4; Photography Club 2,3,4; Dramatics Club 4; Wildlife Club 2; Quill and Scroll 4; Golf Club 1. RUTH HELEN SNYDER BETTY SUE SOLESBEE "Rufus” Motto: "Not merely to exist but to amount to something in life.” Activities: Beta Club 3,4; Language Club 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 2, Vice-Prcs.; Laurel Leaf 3,4; 4-H Club 1; Server at Jr.-Sr. Banquet; Jr. Marshal; WCC Field Day Am and Crafts 1; Dramatics Club 4. Hobby: Driving and talking Future Plans: College "Susan” Motto: "So labor that ye may obtain.” Activities: F.B.L.A. 1,3; F.H.A. 2; Librsfry Club 4; Language Club 4. Hobby: Reading and driving Future Plans: Wake Forest or Blanton's Business College Hobby: Stamp collecting and European History Future Plans: Major in Journalism at U.N.C. V 1 9 5 6 MAC DAVIS STANFIELD "Maxy” Motto: "Speak when spoken to.” Activities: Science Club 1; Wildlife Club 2; Math Club 3-Hobby: Hunting, fishing and courting Future Plans: Undecided BEVERLY JEAN STOCKTON "Leeda” Motto: "Non est vivere est valere vita.” Activities: Beta Club 3,4; Band 1, 2; Language Club 1,2,3,4; Laurel Leat 4; Server at Jr.-Sr. Banquet; Jr. Marshal; Student Council 2; Majorette 4; Dramatics Club 2; WCC Field Day Fr. 3; Chorus 2. Hobby: Going to football games and talking on the telephone Future Plans: College JESSIE FAYE SWEATMAN "Jessrow” Motto: "One foot is no good forward unless you bring the other." Activities: F.B.L.A. 1; F.H.A. 2; Dramatics Club 4. Hobby: Writing David, listening to the radio and traveling Future Plans: UndecidedJOE TAYLOR Motto: "Live for tonight. Activities: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. Hobby: Fishing Future Plans: Army BOBBY WILSON TEAGUE "Bob” Motto: "Never hit a cripple or argue with a fool.” Activities: Football 3; Baseball 2, 3,4; Monogram Club 2,3,4; Class Pres. 1,3; Student Council 3, Vice-Pres. 4, Pres.; Parliamentary Procedure Team 2, Sec. 3, Pres.; F.F.A. 1,2,3, Sec. 4. Hobby: Hot roding cars and hunting Future Plans: N. C. State College or Gaston Technical Institute DORIS MAE TEAGUE "Floss” Motto: "A smile takes only a moment but lasts a lifetime.” Activities: Beta Club 3,4, Sec.-Treas.; Chorus 1; Language Club 3; F.H.A. 2; FHS Hand-book Committee 3; Laurel Leaf 3,4; Server at Jr.-Sr. Banquet; Jr. Marshal; Dramatics Club 1. Hobby: Eating, then dieting, collecting Indian relics, piano and reading Future Plans: College ____ THURMAN JACKSON TALLENT "Worm” Motto: "Little but loud, short but proud.” Activities: Dramatics Club 1; Math Club 2; Wildlife Club 3. Future Plans: Unc DEWEY LEE TAYLOR "Stoney” Motto: "If you don’t succeed the first time, try, try again." Activities: Football 1,2; Baseball 3,4; Monogram Club 1,2,3,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3.4; Golf Club 1. Hobby: Playing golf Future Plans: Work JV BILLY JULE TALLENT "Lum” Motto: "Willing and able." Activities: Football 1; Basketball 1; Baseball 2; Science Club 1, 2,3; Wildlife Club 4. Hobby: Courting, hunting, and playing golf Future Plans: UndecidedSHIRLEY ANN THOMAS "Sberil-Blondie" Motto: ' Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow may be a school day.” Activities: F.H.A. 1,2; Library Asst. 3,4. Hobby: Reading and having a . good time Future Plans: Business College JOE WARREN TIPPETT "Joseph” Motto: "Live slow, love hard, die old.” Activities: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4, Treas. Hobby: Hot roding, hunting, and fishing Future Plans: Berea or Gaston Technical Institute JOHN DANIEL TIPPETT "Tip” Motto: "Never worry about your station in life, someone will tell you where to get off.” Activities: Basketball 1,2,3,4; Monogram Club 2,3,4; F.F.A. 1,2, ’1 reas., 3, Sec. 4; Class Pres. 2; Student Council 2; Parliamentary Procedure team 3-Hobby: Fishing and hunting Future Plans: Undecided 1 9 5 AUDREY PAULETTE WARD "Red” Motto: "Live and learn.” Activities: Band 3,4; Photography-Club 2,3,4; F.H.A. 1. Hobby: Carrying my baritone around Future Plans: Attend Music College EMMA LOUSINDA WATSON "Emmie” Motto: "Be prepared.” Activities: Beta Club 3,4; F.H.A. 1 yl F.T.A. 3, Historian 4; 4-H Club 3,4; Server at Jr.-Sr. Banquet; Jr. Marshal; Chorus 2; WCC Field Day Latin 2. Hobby: Making TasTee Freer and reading Future Plans: College otto:, 'Everything £ the fet,’ lo ctfvTueS: F.H.A. 1; Club 2 ' Choi Language CluB 3,4 ' Hobby: Playtd j piano Future Plans:!Westerh Carolina College s E N I O R S JOHNNY LEONARD WOOTEN "Oof Motto: "Enjoy your fun in the day time, for nobody can see at night, but night hawks." Activities: Football 3,4; Baseball 3,4; Wildlife Club 2,3; Monogram Club 4; Golf Club 1. Hobby: Courting, fishing, hunting, and sleeping Future Plans: Working where money and pretty women flow GLADYS Motto: "Every lining." Activities: Mt. Echo 4; Science Club 2; Photography Club 3; Cheerleader 4; Dramatics Club 4. Hobby: Courting, eating and watching football games Future Plans: College WARDIE LOVALLE YOUNG "Wort Mouskie” Motto: "I feel like traveling on." Activities: Football 2,3,4; Baseball 3,4; Monogram Club 4; F.F.A. i,2,3,4. Hobby: Thinking of pretty girls Future Plans: Uncle Sam JANE ELIZABETH ZICKGRAF "ZUT Motto: "A merry heart docth good like medicine." . Activities: Monogram Club 4; Baa- (P'' ketball 1; Glee Club 2; Lan- L guage Club 3,4; Photography hr Club 3.4; Cheerleader 4; Chorus 1; Dramatics Club 4. Hobby: Horseback riding, dancing, drawing, singing, eating and dieting Future Plans: CollegeCLASS OFFICERS . . . . President Vice-President .... Secretary . ... Treasurer Jim Tysinger Jimmy Stewart Elizabeth Clark Mysa CrawfordJuniors ROBERT ALEXANDER MILOS ANDERS JIMMY ANDERSON ALICE ANGEL MORRIS ANGEL PAULINE ANGEL WAYLES ARROWOOD DORIS BAILEY LAUNA BAKER ANNIE BELLE BINGHAM JUDY BRADLEY FLOYD BROOKS BARBARA BROOKSHIRE RANDOLPH BULGIN MILDRED BURCH ALEAN CABE ALEX CABE JERLEAN CABE LAURA MAE CABE LEWIS CABE ELLEN CALLOWAY EVA MAE CARPENTER SONJA CHAMBERS BRUCE CHILDERS EDITH CHRISTY ELIZABETH CLARKE PATRICIA CLOER HELEN COCHRANJuniors HARRY COLE MYSA CRAWFORD SARAH CRAWFORD SAMMY CRUNKLETON SHIRLEY DAVIS DOROTHY DEHART SUE DEHART JACKIE DOCKERY J. D. DRINNON BILL FOUTS RUBY FOX WANDA FRADY GENEVA GARRETT LINDA GIBSON MAVIS GIBSON BETTY GRIBBLE BOBBY GRIBBLE JEANETTE GRIBBLE EVELYN HALL CARRIE LEE HENRY JAMES HENRY JAMES HOILMAN EVELYN HOLBROOK PEGGY HOLBROOK LOIS HOUSTON MITCHELL HOUSTON MARY LEE HOWARD J. C. HUGHESJuniors TOMMY HUNTER EVELYN JOINES MARGARET JONES FLOYD. KIMSEY KV TRICIA LITTLETON VERNARD LITTLETON CHARLES LONG DOUGLAS MANN CALVIN McCALL HAZEL McCALL CAROLYN McCOY HELEN McCOY LORETTA McDOWELL LEO McINTYRE JOAN MINCEY LOYD MINCEY BECKIE MONTEITH HAROLD MOORE VIRGINIA MOORE MELBA MOSES FRANK NOLEN RUTH NORTON TONY ORR RICHARD PATTON RAY PEAK MARGARET PENDERGRASSJuniors JEAN PHILLIPS RUTH PICKENS JUANITA POINDEXTER DAVID POLLOCK LARRY POTTS BARBARA PRESSLEY BUDDY RABY CLARK RABY LARRY RABY THOMAS RABY VIRGINIA RAY REBECCA REECE SUE REECE JOYCE REEVES GWENDOLYN ROGERS B. L. ROPER JANE ROTEN JACKIE ROWLAND JIMMY SANDERS FRANCES SEAY FRANK SMITH WILLARD SMITH HUEL SORRELLS DONALD SOUTHARD JAMES STEWART JAMES STUART JEAN SUTTON NANCY SUTTONJuniors BRUCE TALLENT RANCE TALLENT PATRICIA TATHAM JOAN THOMAS JIM TYSINGER SUSIE WALLACE BETTY WATERS VIOLET WELCH BARBARA WELLS CLYDE WIGGINS HELEN WOODS DORIS WOODY SHIRLEY WOOTEN VIRGINIA WOOTEN Homecoming Floats ■Language Club Displays CostumesY CLASS OFFICERS Bruce Houston President Edward Shatley Vice-President Carolyn Dowdle Secretary-TreasurerBelvia Anderson Ollie Mae Anderson Sue Bailey Shirley Blaine Evelyn Blanton Iva Lee Brookshire Rachel Brown Ray Brown Harvey Bryant Shelby Jean Burnette Joan Burrell Scotty Byrd Bobby Cabe Delores Cabe Myrtis Cabe Lucille Campbell Wanda Cantrell Kenneth Childers Norma Jean Childers Paul Cloer Wayne Cole Jimmy Corbin Joyce Croom Shirley Cruse Joanne Cunningham Byrom Curtis Nancy Dalton Louise Deal Gladys DeHart Shirley Dills ’ Patricia Doster Carolyn Dowdle Eugene Dowdle Peggy Dowdle Deleda DrinnonMyrtle Dryman Shelby Jean Dryman Joyce Duvall Willa Mae Early Emory Elliott Catherine Emory Glenn Farmer David Fouts Lorraine Graham Janet Green Nolan Gregory Wayne Gregory Barbara Guyer Ralph Hall Betty Hawks Geneva Hcdden Patricia Hedden Gilmer Henry Lucy Henry Patrick Henry Shirley Henson Shirley Ann Henson Steve Higdon Fannie Mae Holden Helen Holden Frances H ?lland Phyllis Holland Judy Hooker Betty Houston Bruce Houston Judy Houston Shirley Houston Horace Hurst Bruce Jones Larry JonesSybel LaBoone Edith Leopard Clinton Ledford Kay Ledford Wanda Ledford Neal Long Betty Mashburn Judy Mashburn Linda Mashburn Susie Mashburn Bill McCall Marcella McCall Virginia McCall David McClure Frances McClure Lois McConnell Gary McKelvey Frank McSwain Tommy Meadows Kathyrn Medlin Marshall Messer Dorothy Miller Jean Moffitt Charles Moody J. P. Moore Maxine Moore Dale Morgan Gene Morrow Carmel la Moses James Murray Nancy Norris Nina Norris Edward Palmer Jimmy Parrish Sterling PeekWiley Rodgers Wayne Roper Jerrell Rowland Nancy Rowland Janice Sanders Ralph Sanders Harold Scott Richard Setser Edward Shatley Bobbie Jo Sheffield Grace Shepherd Doris Shook Billy Shope Bruce Shuler Lythia Smith Sue Solesbee Eugene Stamey Billy Stanfield Bobby Stephens Fred Stiles Fred Stuart Barbara Tallent Jack Taylor Wayne Taylor Frances Teague Harold Teem Lou Ellen Welch Perry Wiggins Kathyrn Williams Dixie Lee Wilson Hoyt Woodard Louise Wyatt Bob Wykle Don Young Laverne Young "Getting Ready To Be Beautiful” Behind the ScenesCLASS OFFICERS Johnny Killian.................................President Judy Wurst............................... Vice-President Frances Whittington..................Secretary-TreasurerV I Thomas Adams Keith Allen Kyle Allen Kate Almond Martha Anderson Wiley Anderson Furman Angel, Jr. Joe Angel James Bateman Dennis Bates Dolan Bates Lcota Beck Katherine Berry Ervin Bingham Mildred Bingham Mildred Bishop Pearl Bone Carolyn Bradlcy Noreen Bradley Charles Britton Glenn Brown Wayne Bryant Kate Buchanan Verlon Burch Dempsey Burchfield Jean Burrell Anita Lee Cabe Jackie Ann Cabe Joyce Cabe Margie Cabe Minnie Sue Cabe Shirley Cabe Jimmy Campbell Barbara Jean Carpenter Harold Carpenter Susie Carpenter Bill Carpenter Bonnell Carver Juanita Cassada Robert Clampitt Gary Clark Jacqueline ClarkJames Clark Buddy Cloer Eugene Cook Bill Cowart James Crawford Lucille Crisp Tommy Crumpton Mary Crunkleton Mary Curtis Sbcrman Daves Dale Dean Patricia Dockery Gene Dooley Edward Downs Nell Dowdle James Dryman Margaret Earley Harold Elliott Barbara Ellis Katrina Elmore Shirley Emory Jean Franklin Phillip Franklin Charles Garner Jerry Gibson Joan Gibson Carolyn Giles Carolyn Gregory Christine Gregory Roy Gregory Della Mae Guffey Eugene Haire Anne Hall Ronald Harper Billy Hedden Inez Hedden Nina Hedden Charles Henderson Billy Henry Harold Henry Mary Ruth Henry Riley Henry Barbarettc Henson Lorcttc Henson Johnny Hodgins Gene Hoglen Boyd Holbrooks Bruce Holland Carolyn Holland Edwin Holland Keith Holland Sandra Holland Johnny Hopkins Bill Hopper Dwain Horsley Carroll Houston Louise Houston Louise Hughes James Hunter Fred Hunter Darwin Hussey Jack Hyde Johnny Johnson Harley Keener Lewis Keener Marie Keener Johnny Killian Claudette Lcatherman Geneva Ledbetter Don Ledford Josephine Ledford Rebecca Ledford Judy Lee Jim Lcquirc Dean Long Sarah Jean Mallonee Elaine Mashburn Kenneth Mashburn Frances Mason Richard McCall Jim McCollum Evelyn McCoy Larna McCoy Maxine McCoyRoberta McCrackeft Joyce McDowell Caroll McFalls Tommy McMahan Tommy McNish Richard McWilliams Juanita Moore Pe£gy Jean Moore Maxine Morgan Patsy Neal Paul Newman Mike Nichols Jimmy Passmore Charles Peck Bernice Phillips Bobby Poindexter Jackie Pruitt Paulette Queen Helen Raby Joe Raby J. W. Rankin Don Ray Rebecca Reeves Margie Reid Clayton Richardson Betty Jean Rogers Shelba Jean Rogers Barbara Roper Charles Roper Mack Roper Mary Sue Rotcn Genell Rowland Clay Sams Charles Sanders Jeanne Scott Helen Sctscr Nancy Sctscr Edgar Shope Patricia Shope Virginia Shuler Nancy Siler Bobby SimonsNeville Smith Vera Smith Hayes Snyder Steve Solesbec Kathryn Sorrells Raymond Southard Willard Southard Dan Stiles H. C. Stoudemire Ann Sutton Bobby Swan Barbara Talent Boyd Tallent Brenda Tallent Mildred Tallent Ruth Tallent Carolyn Tippett Thelma Tippett Betty Vanhook Gar«tttay tihook J drothy Vinson Barbara Waldroop Steve Waldroop Dick Wallace Patricia Ward Dixie Welch Thomas Welch Frances Whittington Bretta Wilkie Billy Williamson Irona Wood Anita Woody Judy Wurst Betty Younce Peggy YounceSTUDENT BODY OFFICERS ..........President Secretary-T reasurer . . . . Vice-President Bobby Teague ... Shirley Henson . Robert AlexanderFUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA Miss Winstead . . . Launa Baker .... Frances Seay.... Mary Lee Howard ...........Sponsor .........President . . . . Vice-President Secretary-T reasurer LIBRARY CLUB Mrs. Scroggs .. . Joyce Deitz Judy Bradley Peggy Holbrooks ........... Sponsor ......... President . . . . Vice-President Secretary-T reasurerLANGUAGE CLUB Miss Brewer ................................................. Sponsor Mysa Crawford ............................................. President Laura Mae Cabe........................................ Vice-President Tony Orr ........................................ Secretary-Treasurer DRAMATICS CLUB Mr. Henson .... Joan Thomas ... Bill Mendenhall . Dwain Horsley . Patricia Littleton .....Sponsor . . . . President Vice-President . . . . Secretary .... TreasurerSTUDENT COUNCIL Mrs. Biddle, Mr. Stott, Mr. Ramsey............................Sponsors Bobby Teague.................................................President Robert Alexander........................................Vice-President Shirley Henson ................................... Secretary-Treasurer PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB Mr. Orr ..... Nancy Siler ... Ervin Bingham ..... Sponsor . . .. President Vice-President Frances Tallent Secretary-T reasurer Mrs. Fulton .................................................. Sponsor Nancy Cable ................................................ President Iva Lee Brookshire....................»................ Vice-President Nina Norris........................................Secretary-Treasurer Geneva Ledbetter ............................................ Reporter Nancy Norris, Patricia Tatham............................ Song Leaders FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA Mrs. O’Neil ................................................. Sponsor Violet Welsh................................................President Evelyn Holbrooks.......................................Vice-President Evelyn Hall .................................. . Secretary-TreasurerF.F.A. OFFICERS nUMKLDI CHAPTER MR. PROFFITT Sponsor JOE TIPPETT T re usurer MARK DOWDLE President BERNARD HUGGINS Secretary JOHNNY MASHBURN Vice-President EARL AMMONS ReporterSTATE CHAMPIONS (1954-55) STATE FAIR (7955) FAT CALF SHOW (1955) VO.-AG. SHOPBETA DORIS TEAGUE Secretary-T reasurer TOMMY GNUSE President MRS. LITTLETON Sponsor JERRY NORTON Vice-President MARJORIE MOODY Corresponding Secretary CLUBMARCHING BAND CONCERT BANDMAJORETTES Beverly Stockton, Marjorie Moody, Helen Cochran, Dwain Horsley, Joan Thomas, Patsy Neal. WILDL Mrs. Martin .............. Judson Hall..... Earl Corbin ....... Geneva Garrett ...........MONOGRAM CLUB Mr. Barnwell ...................................... Sponsor Crawford Moore....................................President Mark Dowdle . .. ........................... Vice-President Nancv Sutton............................Secretary-Treasurer CLUB .................. Sponsor .................President ........... Vice-President ...... Secretary-TreasurerfCUTH SNYDER Senior Editor DOWS -xwiS CABE Activities Editor P j° ograpber LA1JDCI ipac ctAFF MR. WILLIAMS Advisor PAT LITTLETON Sophomore Editor MILDRED r Junior pat CLOER man Editor JERRY NORTON Sports Editor tommy gnuse Editor-ttt’Chtej NANCY CABLE Business Manager BEVERLY STOCKTON JIM TYS1NGER Assistant Advertising Manager Advertising Manager LA UNA BAKER Assistant Circu ation Manager jean McCollum Circulation Manager— -rTfj t MARY uie taitor Girls Sportc ROGER SHEPHERD Farm Editor Feature GERALDINE CABE Club Editor MOUNTAIN echo STAFF !° Mgbtu °rn,«n Sm X c nuse. . '•widen, t. lie. Ui" tKer; PAT hedden ' .Make-up Editor JOANN BURRELL Co Make-up Editor CHRISTINE PEEK Co-Copy Editor SALLY MINCEY Co-Cot Editor Wooten, Louise Wyatt, Furman Jerry Bailey Assistant Advertising Managers... TO THE SENIORS This could well he called the "Era of Advancement” at F.H.S. A new gymnasium and a well equipped science department, both completed during the 1955-56 school year, are illustrative of the great strides which have been made to improve educational facilities at Franklin High in recent years. You, the Class of 1956, have been a living part of this great advancement. You claim the distinction of being the first class to spend four full years of high school in the present building which was completed in 1952. You have also seen and taken part in phases of advancement other than the building programs. During your high school days, student government was introduced at F.H.S. and you helped adopt the Constitution of the Student Co-Operative Association. You are the first group in the history of the school to attempt to raise all the money necessary for the class trip. You have seen the "Mountain Echo” change from a mimeographed paper to a printed monthly publication; the "Laurel Leaf" increase in size including the addition of a feature section and a larger sports section; and an F.H.S. Handbook printed for the first time. Many other things w-hich are a part of school life, such as the library and the band, have also been improved greatly. Let us leave here with the comforting thought that these advancements will continue and those who follow us w-ill enjoy them and benefit by them as much as we have.Shirley Henson Jane Zickgraf Susie Wallace Ann Hall .... MISS SOPHOMORE' -MISS SENIOR” “MISS JUNIOR” “MISS FRESHMAN”MOST STUDIOUS MOST LIKFLY TO SUCCEED Wilbur Cabe Doris Teague MOST ATHLETIC Crawford Moore BarbatoCodlningham BEST PERSONALITY Wardie Young Nancy CableBEST-ALL-AROUND Charles Gregory Hannah Gillespie SUPERLATIVES MOST COURTEOUS Ruth Snyder Kenneth Dills PRETTIEST AND HANDSOMEST lane Zicki?raf Tohnnv Tionett MOST POPULAR lov McCollum V Bobbv Tea cueCLASS FLIRTS Farrell Henson Emma Watson MOST INFLUENTIAL Mark Dowdle Deweyetta Marshall SUPERLATIVES BEST CITIZENS Sue Solesbee Kenneth Patton NEATEST Jean McCollum Bernard HugginsMOST TALENTED Bill Mendenhall Ruth Brooks Marjorie Moody SUPERLATIVES MOST DIGNIFIED Betty Jean Allen Johnny MashburnTommy Gnuse and Doris Teague ................................. Co-Valedictorians Norman Smith ....................................................... Salutatorian HONOR STUDENTS Seated—Hannah Gillispie, Nancy- Cable, Marjorie Moody, Emma Watson, Beverly Stockton, Ruth Snyder. Standing—Wilber Cabe, Crawford Moore, Jerry Norton, Monroe McClure.MARSHALS Seated—Mysa Crawford, Mildred Burch. Patricia Cloer, Patricia Littleton, Launa Baker. Standing—Hazel McCall, Jean Phillips, Jim Tysinger, Ruth Norton, Pauline Angel. SERVERS AT JUNIOR-SENIOR BANQUET Seated—Patricia Hedden, Frances Tallent, Phyllis Holland, Shirley Ann Henson, Geneva Hedden, Joyce Croom, Sue Bailey. Standing—Paul Cloer, Shirley Henson, Janet Green, Judy Hooker, Frank McSwain, Lucy Henry, Rachel Brown, Joan Burrell, Gary McKelvey. QUEEN Jean Sutton HARVEST QUEEN AND ATTENDANT ATTENDANT Geneva GarrettATTENDANT HOMECOMING QUEEN QUEEN Helen Cochran AND Jane Zickgraf MAID OF HONOR For OutstandingService To F. H. S. SENIOR CLASS SONG (Tune: My Wonderful One) Farewell, Franklin High, Now we say goodby. Our teachers worked with us faithfully Proving to us just what we can be. Classmates, you must know That we'll miss you so. The memories of high school In our hearts will linger, The memories of Franklin High School. By Farrell Henson and Jean McCollum MASCOTS: GAIL PROFFITT and MAC BROGDENCHEERLEADERS GLADYS YOUNCE JOANN BURRELL LAUNA BAKER ELLEN CALLOWAY JOY McCOLLUM JEAN McCOLLUM LOUISE WYATT FRANCES ALEXANDER NANCY SUTTONFootball MORRIS JONES CRAWFORD MOORE MARK DOWDLE Co-Captain Center Senior HOWARD BARNWELL Head Coach Co-Captain Tackle Senior BILL MENDENHALL End Co-Captain Quarterback Senior Senior JERRY BAILED End Senior FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS The 1955 season marked the return of Franklin as a football power in the Smoky Mountain Conference. After a dismal 3-6-1 record in 1953 and an even 5-5 mark in 1954 the Panthers bounced back and rolled up 7 wins in 10 games to rank number 10 in Western North Carolina according to the final Asheville Times' poll. Although only 2 starters returned from the 1954 squad, the Panthers finished with a 5-2 conference record and were only 1 2 game out of the top spot. Andrews and Swain each ended with 5-1-1 records and Swain won a post-season play-off to take the title. Individual awards went to Morris Jones, who was elected by his teammates as the "Outstanding Player," and Tommy Corbin, who was on the honorable mention list of the All-WNC high school team. The Optimist Bowl, an annual Thanksgiving Day attraction in Asheville, I..l.u- » f--------------------------------------------------Football JERRY FINNEY Halfback FURMAN MASON Senior Fullback Senior BUDDY McCLURE Fullback Senior WARDIE YOUNG Tackle Senior “SUf S°pbomore SEASON’S RESULTS Franklin 6 Rabun High 18 Franklin 0 Andrews 27 Franklin 40 Hot Springs 0 Franklin 38 Robbinsville 12 Franklin 13 Hayesville 6 Franklin 13 Cherokee 6 Franklin 0 Swain 7 Franklin 7 Murphy 0 Franklin 19 Bethel 13 Franklin 38 Sylva 0 TOMMY CORBIN Tackle Senior ; DIC CK STOTT Assistant CoachWILLARD SMITH MITCHELL HOUSTON Halfback Quarterback %v Junior Junior, EDWARD SHATLEY Center Sophomore BRUCE HOUSTON Halfback Sophomore KENNETH BROWN Guard Senior ROBERT ALEXANDER Guard Junior ZEB GUFFIE Guard Senior DENNIS MEHAFFEY Tackle Senior Young. Front ward Palmer, LarryFootbal TOMMY ANGEL Center Senior Sophomore Sophomore Senior JUNIOR VARSITY SQUAD: Front row. Left to Right—Johnny Killian, Wylie % Anderson, Steve Soles bee, Don Ray, Mike Nickols, Tommy Adams, Bobby Swan. Standing—Harold Elliott, Darwin Hussey, Jack Hyde, Larry Brooks.JEAN PHILLIPS Guard JEAN SUTTON Guard FRANCES McCLURE Guard MAVIS GIBSON Forward LUCY HENRY Forward EMMA WATSON Manager HOWARD BARNWELL Coach CAROLYN DOWDLE Forwardlasketball BONNIE LEE Forward I) l A r - n ■r i BETTY JEAN ALLEN Forward JOAN MINCY Forward SYBEL LABOONE Guard MELBA MOSES Guard JEAN MOFFITT Guard GIRLS' BASKETBALL RESULTS Franklin 19 Swain 36 Franklin 20 Glenville 48 Franklin 38 Highlands 25 ♦Franklin 41 Hayesville 52 Franklin 48 Sylva 56 Franklin 44 Cullowhee 11 Franklin 37 Webster 46 Franklin 39 Cherokee 35 Franklin 34 Swain 48 Franklin 37 Cullowhee 23 ♦Non Conference Games (Left to Right)—Gladys Dehart, Judy Mashburn, Geneva Garrett.Boys BILL MENDENHALL Forward MORRIS JONES Center WILLARD SMITH Forward Captain CRAWFORD MOORE Guard T. J. EDWARDS Coach BOYS' BASKETBALL RESULTS Franklin 54 Webster 42 Franklin 39 Cherokee 53 Franklin 39 Swain 53 Franklin 51 Glenville 26 Franklin 69 Highlands 44 ♦Franklin 51 Swain 55 ♦Franklin 34 Erw'in 53 ♦Franklin 41 Hayesville 34 Franklin 60 Sylva 43 Franklin 56 Cullowhee 60 Franklin 74 Highlands 30 Franklin 39 Cherokee 41 Franklin 62 Swain 45 Franklin 33 Cullowhee 74 ♦Non-Conference Games TOMMY GNUSE GuardBasketbal JAMES STUART Guard MITCHELL HOUSTON Forward TONY ORR GuardMAIN STREET OF FRANKLIN, N. CBest of Luck To Class of '56 DRYMAN'S MEN'S and BOY'S SHOP FRANKLIN, N. C. DOWN'S DOWDLE FEEDS—SEEDS—FERTILIZERS Phone 226 ♦ Franklin, N. C. Compliments of GENERAL BAKING The WAYAH AGENCY INSURANCE COMPANY BAKERS OF BOND BREAD Morgan Shotley, Monager Franklin, N. C. Hendersonville, N. C. ------------------------- ---7 Compliments of CRISP'S STUDIO and CAMERA SHOP "Equipment For All Types Photography" PHONE 182-R HILTON BUSINESS EQUIPMENT CO. BUSINESS MACHINES AND OFFICE SUPPLIES Sales and Service Phone 577-M Murphy, N. C. —COURSES of STUDY— WOMEN: Medical Secretarial; Executive Score rarial; Legal Secretarial; Complete Business. MEN: Accounting and Office Machines; Higher Accounting and Business Administration; Motor Traffic Management. tTrite Fur Our New Catalog Business College 120 College Street TRAINING ).,. AM) TRAFFIC MANAGE ! I ENT SC HC X )L Asheville. N. C.Compliments of MACON COUNTY SUPPLY COMPANY PHONE 23 R. C. DEAN DISTRIBUTORS OF: Lay's Peanuts and Potato Chips JOHN SEXTON CO. Compliments of The Notional Chain BOB GAINES MOTORS Wholesale Grocers Your Friendly CHRYSLER—PLYMOUTH P. 0. Box 4142 Federol Annex DEALER Atlanta 2, Ga. Phone 28l — "A MIXTURE"Compliments of The QUALITY SHOP "Where quality means economy" — -----------------------1 Compliments of REEVES HARDWARE COMPANY —BUILDING MATERIALS— Phone 113 Franklin, N. C. COMPLIMENTS OF NANTAHALA CREAMERY PHONE 109 FRANKLIN, N. C. OPPORTUNITIES . . . ... in the industrial world today arc unlimited. Automation, atomic energy, a rapidly increasing population—all point to a period of unprecedented growth in the industrial life of the nation. Like many others, the textile industry is iust scratching the surface of its own latter-day revolution, which began less than a quarter century ago with the introduction of man-made fibers. Burlington Industries pioneered in production of fabrics front man-made fibers, and has today grown to be the world's largest and foremost textile concern. For young men and women thinking in terms of a career, the textile industry toda offers opportunity "without bounds" in manufacturing, merchandising, research, development and design, and many other related fields. THE FRANKLIN PLANT Executive Offices: Greensboro, N. C. Burlington Mills, Pacific Mills, Burlington Hosiery Co.. Peerless Woolen Mills, Burlington Decorative Fabrics Associates. Galcy and Lord, Goodall Fabrics. 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ENGLISH Compliments of Franklin, N. C. CASE— S L Mall Chain Saw Form Machinery 5 10c STORE NEW IDEA 1 COMPLIMENTS OF BANK OF FRANKLIN MEMBERS OF F. D. I. C.BELK'S DEPARTMENT STORE "Home of Better Values" Compliments of PERRY'S DRUG STORE "Meet Your Friends After School" _r_ -T-T-T J r Compliments of Compliments of FRANKLIN 5 10 YOUR BOWERS STORE "Your New 5 10c Store" "It's Smort To Be Thrifty" LEGS'' 'DOWNCompliments of r SOSSMAN'S FURNITURE CO. Everything For Your Home' 'For gifts you con give with pride Let your jeweler be your guide " JAMISON JEWELERS PHONE 320 All Repairing Fully Guaranteed COMPLIMENTS OF ZICKGRAF HARDWOOD CO. i More than ever THE STANDARD for THE AMERICAN ROAD CONLEY MOTOR CO. SALES Authorized Dealer For Goodyear Tires and Shell Products GENERAL REPAIRING —24-HOUR WRECKER SERVICE— —DAY and NIGHT-FRANKLIN, SERVICE Factory Trained Mechanics Genuine Ford Ports A-1 USED CARS hhct: 69Compliments cf BROWN CARSON FEEDS—GROCERIES—SEEDS FERTILIZERS Phone 297 Franklin, N. C. -----------' ] Compliments of SCOTT FURNITURE COMPANY MAIN STREET Franklin, N. C.Compliments of BRYANT FURNITURE COMPANY The SPORTS MART, Inc. Sports of All Kinds Hobby Supplies DIAL 3-3953 32 Bottery Pork Avenue Asheville, N C Burrel Motor Company, Inc. SALES AND SERVICE HEADQUARTERS FOR "OK” USED CARS AND TRUCKS 1 t( S «I Hll Phone 123 FRANKLIN, N. C. COMPLIMENTS OF T. W. "Dutch” KINDLEY "THE BEST TO THE SENIORS OF '56"Compliments of FRANKLIN HARDWARE CO. "THE ONE-STOP STORE" Phone 117 Compliments of WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATE STORE Phone 169 Compliments of The FASHION SHOP MAIN STREET Fronklin, N. C. Compliments of C. BANKS FINGER INSURANCE AGENT "LET'S REMEMBER"Compliments of DR. GEORGE McSWEEN CHIROPRACTOR __________________________- BRUCE PALMER FEED COMPANY COMPLIMENTS OF TEAGUE’S CANNERY r SOUTHERN DAIRIES, INC. Distributors of: SEALTEST ICE CREAM and MILK Better Buy Buick MACON MOTOR CO. Palmer Street Franklin, N C. Parker Norton—Clyde Sanders PHONE 233 Compliments of DOWDLE WHOLESALE COMPANY "Distributor of Full Cream Flour" Franklin, N. C. Compliments of MACON BARGAIN STORE Phone 234-J FRANKLIN, N. C. AUTOGRAPHS DR. FURMAN ANGEL Compliments THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1956 I The Franklin Press and The Highlands Maconian Your Home Newspaper Quality Printing 1 — - ' Compliments of .. j ! BLUMENTHAL'S ASHEVILLE SHOWCASE FIXTURE CO. MAIN STREET Franklin, N. C. 57-59 Broadway Asheville, N. C. TALMAN OFFICE FRANKLIN MINERAL | SUPPLIES, Inc. PRODUCTS CO. } Office Furniture and Equipment Typewriters Business Machines PHONE 138 Engroving i 8 College St. Phone 3-2376 Franklin, N. C. Asheville, N. C. i Compliments of r s s s f I ANGEL'S DRUG STORE "The Rexall Store" Phone 119 HICH SCHOOL SENIORS s for ■ ca-t» r liutrad of a lob. Train for a • pari I (o l al NATIONAL . . »lvrra future are formed • ACCOUNTING • ItCMTARIAl VaH A ri.»t (•fitter Amyttrna Start AnrlMna CAREER CLASSES NOW EORMINC NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE 'Jha frefrriiM Rol.oaii ScAaaT Kooa.JI II. Taaa. r WISHING YOU A Compliments of DIXIE HOME STORE SUCCESSFUL FUTURE "True Southern Hospitality Is HORSLEY'S Our Rule For Courtesy" restaurant . , , "SLOW! CHILDREN AT WORK"Compliments of DIXIE GRILL Serving Good Foods Since 1937 E. S. PURDOM CO. CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE WAYAH ROAD Franklin, N. C. CONLEY WOMACK Service Station Complete Auto Service WASH — GREASE TIRES — ACCESSORIES Phone 9102 Franklin, North Carolina ---——---------------------- Compliments of MACON LAUNDRY DRY CLEANERS Franklin, North Carolina Compliments of ENLOE FARM TRACTOR CO. FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA MORGAN BROTHERS Wholesale Distributors CANDY - CIGARS - DRUGS SUNDRIES Poper Products and School Supplies ASHEVILLE, N. C. FRIEND -------------- DeSOTO TRAIL RESTAURANT New and Modern GOOD FOOD FOUNTAIN SERVICE Near Tenn. River Bridge 'Where Friends Meet To Eat' A. G. CAGLE, Owner Fronklin, North CarolinaAUTOGRAPHSAUTOGRAPH‘DAUTOGRAPHS

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