Galatia High School - Galatian Yearbook (Galatia, IL)

 - Class of 1948

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Class Voyage It was the fourth day of September, 1944, a calm, peaceful, Autumnal day, radiant with the sunshine of hope, cheer, and joyous promise, that the good ship, Galatia Community High School, stood at anchor at the wharf of a new school year. It was the samei old ship that had carried many passengers to the safe harbor in the Land of Great Wisdom, but this day was a gala day in its history. Many people gazed upon it in wonder as they watchedi the forty-two beautiful and charming young ladies and the thirty-six bold and dashing young gentlemen as they so happily stepped aboard, for it was rumored that they were about to set sail over new- and untried waters in a quest for "The Fountain of Perfect Understanding". When we were all aboard we began to set the ship in order. We were informed by older passengers that our journey was not to be one over one big sea. In reality it was over four smaller seas, each growing in size as We passed from one to the other. Our course over the first and smallest of the seas was charted for us by Mary Fern Smith. During this year, 1944-45, Mr. Harold Moody held the position of helmsman. We veered from the main course of our journey and stopped at "Dog Patch Island". Here we had a happy time. Those from our group to win recognition at the "Dog Patch" party were Pat Jackson and Don Raley, Jim Smith and Betty Perdue. Farther on, into the depth of this sea, we were attracted by some beautiful Boston ivy plants. We purchased some of these to add to the beauty of our ship, G. C. H. S. Some of our boys became interested in basketball. We encouraged Carl Griffiths, Gratton Karnes, Amos Kent, and Don Raley, for we all enjoyed their pastime. A few of our passengers became sea sick. A number were tempted to throw up algebra and other disagreeable dishes. Some even wanted to toss their best belongings overboard in times of rough sea. But we were assured by our stowardess, Jean Jones, and first-aid workers, Dcn Raiey and Billy Jordon, that it would be necessary to digest these "indigestibles" over and over again until they were perfectly assimilated. And thus we came to the cmd -of the Freshman Sea. With careful steering we soon found our course upon the second sea. The crew of officers was changed. To pilot our ship over this sea, we chose Billy Jordon, Amos Kent, Phyllis Weaver, and Bernadine Brown. Storms were not so frequent upon this Sophomore Sea. Neither did so many cases of seasickness develop. Yet, at the Island of Indifference, a number of our passengers got off the ship and did not continue the journey with us. As Sophomores there were fifty-two who finished that journey. Our helmsman was Mr. S. N. Atkinson. fContinued on next pagel

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Class Voyage Peering into space and gazing over the waters, we were able to catch glances of a seemingly beautiful body of water, known as the Junior Sea. We eagerly anticipated entrance upon it. As we prepared for the ordeal, reorganization was necessary. Mr. Lester Gill was made our pilot. Apprentice seamen were selected to do the bidding of the passengers and Mr. Gill. After careful consideration, the responsibilities of this voyage were entrusted to Delmond Weir, Carl Griffiths, Phyllis Weaver, and Amos Kent. Our voyage was successful and time passed quickly. But again some of our number had been attracted by sights seen along the way. Islands of Leisure: had attracted them. Not all the passengers stayed with us until we were ready to enter the last and largest of these bodies of water, the Senior Sea. The remaining forty of the original sevemty-eight were willing to embark upon this sea. One, having seen the folly of the unfinished, came to travel with us. We were happy to wel-come her as we sailed the Senior Sea. To steer our ship through a safe journey, we chose Mrs. Edith Throgmorton. She was to have-the help of such able officers as Delmond Weir, Amos Kent, Hazel Hedges, and Betty Perdue. VVe have kept our friends 'informed of our dfoings through the Bearcat Journal. Our time has been well filled. First there was the Tea Party. Raising funds for the "Galatian", a complete log of our dear old ship, G. C. H. S., was a long, drawn-out piece of business. Billy Griffin and Ralph Brownimanaged this for us. Athletics required the attention of many of our young men, as well as some of the young ladies. The best and most vital history of anything is never given t world. So it must be with the class of 1948! 'W It has been a most wonderful voyage. We have not faced any gale which we have not been able to withstand. The tides of our averages have continued to rise and fall. The billows of examinations have some times tried to overwhelm us, but none of them succeeded. We have been able to pay the price in good hard work for every part of this passage. Therefore, let us say with Byron: "Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean, roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee 'in vain!" But not in vain the class of 1948! We will go on writing new logs of greater adventure, for while the Voyage of High School Life is at an end, the Voyage of Real Life is just now and here at its triumphant commencement! Hazel Hedges Historian L L' Y '...i.1.... ,.

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