Garnett High School - Swan Yearbook (Chestertown, MD)
- Class of 1954
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Text from Pages 1 - 48 of the 1954 volume:
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HENRY HIGHLAND GARNETT SCHOOL
Chestertown Maryla d
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Here cornp1led1n thls book are the rnernorxes of the happy
days we spent here at Garnett our School We are thankful
and grateful for help that the faculty has glven us and to the
student body who has cooperated so well w1th us
The SIX years spent at Garnett have been happy ones
Not one of us 1S a gemus perhaps never W1l1 be howex er We
have all trxed to do our ve ry best 1n everythmg we ve under
As we now go out 1nto the World Wmth our heads hmgh be
cause from thms school a pattern has been la1d for us con
cermng the roads and walks of 11fe And we hope wmth the
help of God we w1ll all be able to follow
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To M1ss Evelyn Johnson our ex
homeroom teacher we the mem
to ded1cate our yearbook of 1954
We do th1s because of the 1nterest
she showed 1n us wh1le we were
under her gu1dance and because of
the love we have for her We hope
that through th1s book she may re
call the happy and helpful days we all
spent together at Dear Ole Garnett
The Sen1or Class of '54
bers of the graduating hlass, wish
uf' " vale" -
Here's Where We Expanded
We Shed Our First Experiences Here
Where Our Hearts Lie
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Here The Boys Get A Pleasure Out Of Working
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To The Class Of I954
Th1s poem by Ellen P Allerton has meant
so much to me It has been a gu1d1ng hght I
share lt now w1th you If your goal 1S to l1ve
a useful 11fe to serve your fellow man to
be a success 1n l1fe read th1s poem when you
need a 11ft I thmk lt may help you too
Beaut1fu1 faces are those that wear
It matters llttle 1f dark or fa1r
Whole souled honesty pr1nted there
L1ke crystal panes where hearth f1res glow
Beautlful thoughts that burn below
Beaut1ful hands are those that do
Work that IS earnest and brave and true
Moment by moment the long day through
Beaut1ful feet are those that go
On k1ndly m1n1str1es to and fro
Down low11est ways 1f God w11l lt so
Beaut1ful shoulders are those that bear
Ceaseless burdens of homely care
W1th patlent grace and da11y prayer
Beautlful 11VeS are those that bless
Sllent r1vers of happmness
Whose h1dden founta1ns but few may guess
May God be w1th all of you always
Sara B Chambers Elementary Superv1sor
Beautiful eyes are those that show, .
Mrss Anna P Patrrck our Gurdance Counselor helps all students gatn a better under
standmg of therr problems
My students as you leave these halls of Garnett
and enter the var1ous avenues of l1fe there 1S one
th1ngI wrsh to remmd you You must work Whether
you handle a p1Ck or a wheelbarrow a typewrrter or
a set of books you must work Don't be afrard of
k1l11ng yourselves by overwork1ng There are young
people who do not work but the great busy world 1S
not proud of them
If you have not decrded what you want to be and do
1n 11fe do so now and set your goals and a1m to reach
them Remember success 11es not ln ach1ev1ng your
a1m but 1n a1m1ng for what you ought to ach1eve and
Take off your coats and make dust 1n the world
The busrer you are,the br1ghter your l1fe and better
satrsfred the whole world w1l1 be w1th you Success
wrll be yours here or 1f not hereafter
Mrss Calmenuna Babbrtt
Mrs Rosemary Byers
Core and World Hrstory
Mr Donzelle E Everette,
Core and Englrsh
Mrss Mlldred Carter
Mrs Mane Grbbs
Mrss Merram I Groce Mr James A H111
Core Core and Hrstory
Mrs Grace P Bennett
Mr Samuel A Costen
Mrs Irene S Graham
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Mrs E1o1se B Johnson
M1ss Evelyn Rowe
lst and 2nd Grades
Mrs Marne McNa1r
Brology and Chem1sLry
Mlss E Jane Slaughter
M1ss Lauretta Murray
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Mlss Mrldred L Stanford
Mrs Myra M Thomas Mr W1111am A Turner,Jr Mr HowardL Ward
Muslc Agrrculture Industrral Arts
Mrs. Fanme F. Wilson
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Carlton A Freeman
Sylvla M Wa lley
CLASS FLOWER P1nk Ca.rnat1on
CLASS MOTTO 'Tak
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knowledge and unlock
CLASS COLORS P1nk and Blue
the door of success"
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ACIIVIIICS N H A
Chorr Dramatrcs Am
Erlene Claudette Brown
Chou' Basketball Patrol
Force,G1rls Sports Am
Leroy Frrzzell Black
Actlvrtres Boys Sports Ambrtlon
F B I Agent
Robert Nathanrel Bowser
Actrvrtres N F A Basketball
Track Chou, Patrol Force Student
Councll, Yearbook Staff Football
Ambrtlon Physrcal Educauon and
Barbara Beatr1ce Brown
Ambltron Prrvate Sec
Charles Delmus Butler
Act1v1t1es N F A Boys
Chorr Patrol Force Stu
dent Councll, Football
Team Yearbook Staff
Davrd Stanley Commodore
Act1v1t1es N F A Track Team
Football Team Ambrtton Photo
Alonza Carlton Freeman
Acuvrtres Patrol Force, Student
Councrl Newspaper Yearbook
Staff Varsrty. Ambrtron. Mathe
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George Albert Goldsboro
Activities Track Dance
Group Chorus Boys
Sports Ambition Brick
James Franklin Hawkins
Activities Boys Sports
NFA Track Ambi
Claude Randolph Gilbert
Activities: N. F.A,, Choir, Boys
Sports, Patrol Force, Newspaper,
Virginia Ann Gilbert
Activities N H A Choir Track
Basketball Student Council Year
book Staff Ambition Chemist
Franklin Delano Lomax
Activities Basketball Football
Mary Elizabeth Miller
Activities N H A Choir Track
PatrolForce Student Councll Dra
matics Yearbook Staff Ambttion
Augustlne Lester Graves
Activities Track Choir
Safety Patrol Football
Activities NF A Boys
Sports Dramatics Foot
Lrllran Iola Moore
Acuvrtres N H A G1rlsSports,
Yearbook Staff Ambitron Nurse
Noland Harry Sampson
Acttvrtres Chorr N F A Track
Team, Boys Sports Ambrtlon.
Ethel Lourse Thompson Delores T tller
Actrvrtles Basketball Team Acttvrtres N H A Student
N H A Grrls Sports, Chou Councrl Patrol Force,Chou
Patrol Force A mbrtron Grrls Sports Ambrtlon Lab
Secretary oratory Techmcran
ACIIVIIICS N F A
Football Boys S p o r ts
Burtus Olrver Wrlson
Act1v1t1es Dramatrc Club Boys
Sports Chou, Basketball Team
Track Team, Yearbook Staff Am
Mary Shrrley Dorsey
Actrvrtres N H A Grrls
Betty Ann Turner
Actxvrues Basketball Team
N H A Grrls Sports Year
book Staff Ambruon WAC
Actrvrues Chorr N H
A Basketball T e a m
Patrol Force Gtrls
Sports Yearbook Staff
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Garnett Swan Staff
Ass't. Editor .....
Business Manager . .
Picture Reporters .
Adviser . .
. Carlton A. Freeman
. . . Sylvia M. Walley
. . Robert N. Bowser
Delmus C. Butler and
Burtus O. Wilson and
Claude R. Gilbert
. Virginia A. Gilbert
Mary E. Miller
Lillian I. Moore
. . Anna P. Patrick
We the class of '54 be1ng 1n as good mental cond1t1on as usual
and 1n much better temper than usual do hereby make th1s our
last w1ll and testament rendermg vo1d and of no avall any former
w1ll or w1lls that may have been prev1ously made by us dur1ng a
permod of temporary opt1m1sm
To our Alma Mater we bequeath our slncere w1shes for a larger
and nobler 1nst1tut1on each year
To the faculty our des1res for thelr contmuance 1n 1nstruct1ng
the youth to face courageously and xntelhgently the work a day
V1rg1n1a G1lbert leaves her g1ggles to Marlene Cann
Burtus W1lson leaves h1s smgmg ab1l1ty to George Saunders
James Hawk1ns leaves h1s hall loaflng to Velma Hunley
Betty Turner leaves her red halr to Loll1e Commodore
Ethel Thompson leaves her bashfulness to Phylhs Rochester
Mary M1ller leaves her yapp1ng ab1l1ty to Delores La Rue
Carlton Freeman leaves h1s rnathemat1cal ab1l1ty to M1lford
Barbara Brown leaves her petmte f1gure to Dorothy W1lson
Delmus Butler leaves h1s wardrobe to h1s brother Edward
Shlrley Dorsey leaves her speech defect to V1ctor1a W1lson
Robert Brown Bowser leaves h1s qu1etness to Weldon Beck
Sylv1a Walley leaves her matur1ty and ab1l1ty to th1nk to M1nn1e
Stanley Commodore leaves h1s bra1ns to Murr1ll Groce
Franklm Lomax leaves h1s 1nsomn1a to George W1lson
Grayson Jeffers leaves h1s easeness to Charles W1ll1ams
Leroy Black leaves h1s slowness to Eugene Brown
George Goldsboro leaves h1s handsome looks to Leroy Womack
Claude G1lbert leaves h1s manmsh ways to George Saunders
Noland Sampson leaves his track ability to Clarence I-Iavwkins.
Semor Class Flctlomzed
'LITTLE WOMEN' V1rg1n1a G1lbert Mary M1ller L1ll1an Moore
'SPELLBOUND' Wa1t1ng For Report Cards
'THE THREE MUSKETEERS" Stanley Commodore August1ne Graves
"LIFE WITH FATHER" A Day W1th Mr Elmer T Hawk1ns
'KISS OF DEATH' A Fa1lure
'BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES" 5 Years at Garnett H1gh School
'NIGHT AND DAY Problems of Democracy QP O D I
'GIRLS OF THE BIG HOUSE' G1r1s of June '54 class
'THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE Graduat1on N1ght
'COMMAND DECISION' Choos1ng A Fellow To Take To The Prom
Rece1v1ng A Fa1l1ng Mark
'NORTHWEST STAMPEDE" Golng To The Cafeter1a
'ENCHANTMENT Rece1v1ng Your D1ploma
'JOHNNY BELINDA Learn1ng That You Made All A's
'SAVING MY LOVE FOR YOU
CRAZY MAN CRAZY
'WALKING AND WHISTLING BLUES
'YOUR CHEATING HEAR T"
I DON'T KNOW'
'I'LL BE TRUE TO YOU"
TOO MUCH LOVING'
'STRANGER IN PARADISE"
'DON'T KNOW WHAT I'LL DO Stanley Commodore
'ONE SCOTCH ONE BURBON ONE BEER Claude Gxlbert
'ONE sT1-:ADY BABY" sy1v1a wauey
'SIXTY MINUTE MAN' George Goldsboro
WRITE AND TELL ME WHY' Betty Turner
"MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC" Burtus W1lSOn
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Progressing To A Certain Degree
I Ith. Grade
President ...... . . James Jeffers
Vice President .... . . Violet Hopkins
Secretary ........ . . . Deloris LaRue
Assistant Secretary ....... Marjorie Cooper
Treasurer ............ Bonita Richardson
Adviser ........ . . Mrs. Mattie S. McNair
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President ........ Allen Dorsey
Secretary . . . . . .Dianne Moody
Treasurer. . . . . Mark Jackson
Adviser . . . . . G. C. Thweatt
SCCICIBIY. . . . . . . .
Ass't Secretary .....
Treasurer. . . . ....
Adviser . . .
L. V. Murray
President ..... Helen Kilson
Secretary ..... John Lomax
Treasurer ..... Barbara Kennard
Adviser. . . . . Mrs. Rosemary J. Byers
The Student Council gets practice in
helping others and themselves to main-
tain rules and regulations.
President ........ Carlton Freeman
Secretary ........ Sylvia Walley
Advisers: Mr. Costen and Miss Patrick
"Safety is our business"
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Secretary . . .
Ass't Secretary . . .
Mrs. Thweatt 8a
Mr. Costen dc
Vice President . . .
Recording Secretary .
Financial Secretary .
Reporter . . . .
Historian . . . . . . .
Advisers . . .Mrs. M. L. Stanford 8a Miss
M. V. Carter
Senior Dramatics Club
President ..... Steward Cann
Vice President. . .Mary Blake
Secretary ...... Jacqueline Whye
Secretary .... Claudette Johnson
Treasurer ...... Mar Graves
Adviser ....... Mrs. Rosemary Byers
"To create interest in play
The Senior Dramatics Club sponsors plays
and programs, throughout the school year.
This year the club presented: "THE LITTLE
SHEPHERD WHO WAS LEFT BEHIND" for
Xmas and various other plays during the year.
President ......... Victoria Wilson
Secretary ......... Jean Briscoe
Treasurer ......... James Jeffers
Dramatic Coach .... James A. Hill
The Garnett Star
Chief Editor .... Delmus Butler
Adviser . . . . . . Mrs. G. P. Bennett
This dance group is engaged in learn-
ing dances of many lands. Miss A. P.
Patrick is the directress and Miss Miriam
Groce assistant directress.
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Chief Editor ..... Carlton Freeman
Adviser .... . . Mrs. R. J. Byers
D1scret1on speech 1S more than eloquence and to speak agreeably to h1rn
w1th whom w deal 1S more than to speak 1n good words or 1n good order
Th1s club 1S under the super
v1s1on of Mr Howard Ward
These pup1ls are learmng the
parts and how to operate mov1e
D L Everette
New Farmers Of America
The N.F.A.is anon-profitorganizatlon whichhas for its purpose the develop
ment of its members in their vocational social and recreational life through
established local chapters Where vocat1ona1 agriculture 15 taught Mr William
A. Turner, Jr. - Adviser.
Vocational Agriculture provides
for many activities through in-
dividual farming programs, the
N.F.A.,fie1d trips, and numerous
other out door activities which
contributes to the health of the
Garnett Girls Basketball Team defeated Shown here are Burtus Wilson lno. 132
Easton, on January 19. Florence Jones and Wakefield Johnson fno. 221. Game
in dark suit. was with Moten High in Easton, Mary-
Miss Garnett of '53-54
Miss 531-ah LaRue 3 member Senior Track Boys. Qleft to rightj No-
of the 10th Grade. land Sampson, George Goldsboro, Robert
Brown, Burtus Wilson, James Hawkins,
Talk it over, Big Team! Talk it over. Augustine Graves.
Garnett School Cafeteria
Manager: Miss Mildred V. Carter, center. Helpers: Miss Nora Johnson and Mrs, Isabella Turner
Garnett School Bus Drivers
Left to right: Mr. Clifton Comegysg Mr, Oliver Henryg Mr, Fletcher l-Iarrisg Mr, John Blackg Mrs, Beatrice Masong
Mr, Linwood Wilsong Mrs. Elizabeth Masong Mr. Slater Wilsong Mr, Horace Blakeg Mr, Curtis Dorseyg Mr, Samuel
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Elburn s Florist
Pud s Tavern
Mxllmgton Maryland Cltestertown Maryland
Mr Clarence Jeffers Manager Phone 200
paca S Lucllla s Beauty Shoppe
LucllleE Warren Prop
A Smart Shop For Women And Personallty Hair Styling St BCIGIIZIFIQ In
326 Cannon Street Chestertown Maryland
Chestertown Maryland Phones 412 J and 412 M
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Todd s Furniture Stores em S C of mg Store
Jack K Lueupo Prop
Cltestertown and Centreville Maryland Phone 435 Chestertown Maryland
Fox s J Wlllls Wells
51 to S100 Store Funeral Servlces
Cltestertown Maryland Chestertown Maryland
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The funior Miss All Types of Scalp Treatment
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RQbQrt L Ferney Radio and Televnslon Sales and Service
Housewmng and Fuxtures
.lamesT Commodore Owner
327 Cannon Street
Cheste town Maryland Phone 694
Compliments of Compliments of
Eastern Shore Koontz Dairy
Bottlln Com an
g P Y First With The Carriage Trade
Rock Hall Maryland Clmesfertown Maryland
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Dorothy s Card Shop
Don Kelly Chevrolet
Buick and Chevrolet
Sales and Service
O K Used Cars
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Phone: Chesfertown 9
Ches ertown, r n
One Day Service
Rug and Upholstery Cleaning
Anthony s Flowers
Flowers for all Occasslons
Chester Motors Inc
Pontiac Cars U S Tlres
G M C Trucks
217 2l9 Maple Avenue
Phones 800 80l 802
Chesterfown Mary l and
' f M ' , Lewis' Market
Underwood Co rporatlon
eclallzmg ln Office Supplies
Typewrlters Adding Machines
Sales Service Rentals
Earl H Prnder Hugh Street
Chestertown Md Phones 282J 888
Don t stay Ln the dzrty thzrtzes
Sena' your clothes to the sparklmg brrdzes
MARTIN AND MARTIN
329 Cannon Street
Isabella s Beauty Shop
301 Calvert Street Chestertown Maryland
Marlon Llnsday Manager
Isabella Young Proprietor
.Iohnson s Mortuary
Chestertown Branch Office
B and AnnreA Johnson Managers
Phones Annapolns Col 32051
FINE CLASS RINGS
Hal Mayer, 5503 Wmdsor Mull Road
Baltlmore 7, Md.
The Place To Go For The
Brands You Know'
Phone 94 W
Fzrst In Qualzty
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Mass Calmentlna Babbitt
Mr 8- Mrs James Bennett Jr
Mr Ernest Black
Mr 8- Mrs Lewln Blackston
Mrs Annle Boyer
Mlss Ethel Boyer
Mrs Elizabeth Bright
Mrs Gertrude Brrght
Mrs Laura Brrght
Mrss Lrllle Mae Brown
rs Ada Butler
rs Elrza Butler
rs Vlctorla Butler
Mrs RosemaryJ Byers
Mr Harrrson Cooper
Mrs Florence Dorsey
Mrs lrene Elias
Mr Donzelle Everette
Mr Calvm Frazler
Mr St Mrs Cleveland Freeman
Mrs Marne Glbbs
Mrs Gladys Gilbert
Mrss Nora Gray
Mlss Merram Groce
Mr 81 Mrs lrvlng Hamilton
Mrs lda Harden
Mr 8. Mrs ElmerT Hawklns
Mlss Amy Hynson
Mrs Clara Holrday
Mrs Thelma Homely
Mrs Vlrglnla Hunley
Mass Evelyn Johnson
Mr 8. Mrs Leonard Johnson
Mrs Lena Johnson
Mlss Margaret Johnson
Rev 81 Mrs Fredrlclc Jones
Mr Roy F Knight
Miss Patrrcra Llnsday
Mrs Beatrrce Mason
Mrs Elizabeth Mason
Mr 81 Mrs Edward McNair
Mrs Edna Mlller
Mrs Rosle Mllls
Miss Lauretta Murray
Mlss Anna Patrrclc
Mrs Helen Phrllrps
Mrs Lena Robinson
Mrs Loretta Sampson
Mlss Jane Slaughter
Mrs Bernrce Smith
Mr 8- Mrs Kenneth Stanford
Mr 8. Mrs Joshua Thompson
Mr 81 Mrs Leroy Thompson
Mr 8- Mrs Norris Tilghman
Mrss Bessie Tlller
Mr 8. Mrs Wllllam Tollrver Jr
Mrs Mrldred Towson
Mrs Louise Wallace
Mrs Emmlllne Walley
Mr 8. Mrs Howard Walley
Mrss Harriet Wicks
Mr 81 Mrs Mllton Wrllrs
Mrs Fannre Wrlson
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