Gastonia High School - Spinner Yearbook (Gastonia, NC)

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Biggest Bull Shooter-- Jim Hooten Most Nonchalant Wilson Bosh ss? Eager Beaver- Perry Sapperstein al s o • • • • Best Dancer--Rob Prye Most Accommodating-Frances Bounds Most Versatile — Sara Burts Cutest—Patsy Moser Heart Breaking Sweetheart—Libby Craig Dizziest— Harry Sherril Biggest Tom Boy--Emily Kendrick Most Practical-Bill D a vidson Most Conscientious-Tiff Cunningham Most Conceited— J.C. Roberts Most Ambitious- -Boy t Cathey Most Dignified-Frances Ferguson T Jnluckiest--Hazel Carson W; - BSgS i WM if IwMfey P . THE SENIORS DEDIEATE We, the Seniors, do hereby dedicate this 1945 Spinner to those from Gastonia High School who have made the supreme sacrifice for our country. Let us forever remember and hold uppermost in our minds those who are now or will be in the future represented by the gold star. Ja GOLDEN STARS Here’s a salute to our honored dead, Drenched in the blood of American red. They worked and died for freedom ' s light. They gave their lives in Heaven’s sight. 7 ' hey fell in Guam, Bataan, Corregidor, Resounding plaints sound ever more — “My son came down in a B-29, " “My son was killed in a French front line,” “My son died with other marines. While fighting in the Philippines.” Death’s hungry hands reached out to stab. Another son in olive drab. They gave their lives for you and me, For a future enduring liberty. When the tale is told — let none deny. They all were much too young to die. Though other men have died before. To guard our nation’s treasured shore — This time we pray, t’will not be in vain. That lives have been lost for us again. LaVohn Rhyne. Page Nine FACULTY Mr. Frank L. Ashley Principal Miss Lorine Williams Mrs. Bertha Frowhein Mrs. Margaret George Johnson Miss Nan Wilson Page Ten FACULTY Mrs. Anna Frances Kraynick Miss Sara McWhorter Miss Ada Moss Mrs. Joe S. Wray Miss Lucinda Dillard Miss Caroline Gray Mrs. Lamar Smith Miss Mary Hazel Hatchette Miss Mary G. Leslie Mr. J. Porter Shepherd Mrs. Hoyt Hambright Miss Jinsie Underwood FACULTY Mrs. Nell Patton Mr. W. G. Winterson Miss Annie Lyle Williams Miss Lena Sink Miss Marguerite Siegler Miss Eleanor Moore Miss Winifred Fellers Mrs. J. L. Hart Mrs. Ben Guion Miss Evelyn Howell Mrs. Don Howell Miss Lois Wilson Mr. Douglas French 1 m iff i mifflinii H Mto L " pi ' ' i ■S z fa J££ ' Mrs w |R w? . Page Eighteen SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Bruce Sanborn President Bill Patrick Vice-President Martha Ann Clemmer Secretary Betty Ferguson T reasurer Page Nineteen Simeon H. Adams William Edward Anthony Sue Beal Doris Neil Alexander Eva Mae Alexander Page T wenty Page Twenty -one Pauline Buchanan Sara Nelson Burts Phillip Augustus Cain Ada Mae Bradley Wilson Lonnie Bradley Thomas Johnson Brawle Page Twenty-two Page Twenty-three harles Howard Cloniger, Jr. Virgie Elizabeth Cole Kenneth Ray Corn Charles Whitesides Crawford Robert Clifton Crawford Betty Sue Craig Page Twenty-four Virginia Jean Davis Betty Lou De Hart Mary Boyce Dover Marie Helen Davis Elizabeth Lee Cunningham William Meek Davidson Page Twenty-five Josephine Clarke Eden S E Betty Sue Drymon Deaver Enloe Betty Ann Epps Betty Stroupe Ferguson Robert Goodson Ellis Page T wenty-six L Page Twenty-seven Blanche Blair Glover Reggie Cline Grigg S E Lillian Stroup Grissom Doris Mae Harrison Phyllis Jane Holland Earl Thornwell Groves Page Twenty-eight I Page Twenty-nine Helen Gertrude Jenkins Leonard Mitchell Jenkins Agnes Winifred Jordan Jacob Charles Keller Helen Jane Johnston N I RnHHHl Emily Stowe Kendrick Page Thirty Page Thirty-one Walter Collins Mahaffee James Egbert McNair Inez Elizabeth Long Jo Ann McCullough Effie Senn Mason Jean Isabella Melvin Page Thirty-two Charles David Millen Mary Sue Mingus Annie Laurie Moore O R S Palsy Ruth Moser Mary Margaret Patrick William Henry Patrick, Page Thirty-three Charles William Pearson Helen Elizabeth Piercy Kathleen Myra Powell Helen McLean Ragan Juanita Faye Ramsey James Thomson Rankin Page Thirty-four Carolyn Rose Rhyne Oneida LaVohn Rhyne Bernice Sarah Richardsc Nell Catherine Riddle John Curtis Roberts, Jr. Frances Hattie RobinsoJ Page Thirty-five Faye Jean Rose Bruce Morrison Sanborn llonzo Judson Saunders, Jr. Harry Blake Sherrill Perry Malcolm Sapperstei Dennis Nichols Shrum Page Thirty -six Doris Lee Spivey Louise Katherine Stewart Miami Charlotte Stewart Dorothy Jean Stowe Frances Alda Smith Margaret Jewell Smith Page Thirty-seven Page Thirty-eight Virginia Joyce Whitfield Eleanor Wilcox Wilson TIFF CUNNING Historian GUS CAIN Lawyer LaVohn Rhyne Poet BOYT CATHEY Prophet Page Thirty-nine JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Charlton Torrence President R. J. Bryant Vice-President Mary Lou Whitesides Secretary Billy Armstrong Treasurer Page Forty-one Billy Armstrong Ruby Armstrong Ruby Aldridge Roberta Auten Roy Bailey Doris Barnett Joan Berrier Peggy Biggerstaff Bobby Bowen Ray Brackett Margaret Braswell Frances Brown Jane Grey Brumley R. J. Bryant Hazel Caldwell Billy Carson Clayton Carpenter George Cathey Kathleen Chambers Aileen Chavis Page Forty-two Betty Clanton Lindbergh Cloninger Mildred Coble Estelle Cosey Gertrude Cox Patricia Cox Betty Jean Craig David Craig Bobby Crawford Ray Crawford Barbara Creasman Dorothy Crisp Bob Crockett Alfred Current Juanita Dawn William Davis Kenneth Deal Mamie Dees Claudia Gene Dent Marguerite Dobbins Page Forty-three Russell Duren Alice Eaker Katherine Edmonds William Emanuel Charles Emory Gwen Featherstone Pauline Foy Paul Fuller Mary Jane Gardner Geraldine Gettys Tommy Gibson Jean Gibson Morris Glover Harold Grier Fred Grigg Robert Hair Boyce Hanna Katherine Hanna Doris Haygood Lloyd Helms Page Forty-four Kathleen Henson Dorothy Hines James Hollinger Phyllis Howe Helen Huskins Mildred Hudson Vinnie Hurst Hubert Hutcherson J. S. Jenkins Norman Jenkins, Jr. Robert Jenkins Sara Jordan Willard Kenley Beatrice Kimsey Jean Koppen Frances Ann Leathers Ann Ledbetter Betty Jean Long Martha Ellen Lynch Sybil Mackorell Page Forty-five Betty Marley Jackie Martin Marjorie Martin William Mashburn Hugh McArver Florene McCluney Audrey Miller Sara Kate Moore Aretha Myers Betty Sue Owen A. G. Phillips Cline Pierce Lou Ella Plyler Betty Jean Poplin Ellen Perdue Charles Edwin Quinn Elizabeth Carolyn Rhyne Nell Rhyne Clyde Robinson Lillian Robinson Page Forty-six Lucy Irene Saunders Geraldine Sheppard Dorothy Sherrill Evelyn Shrum Raymond Smith Thomas Sparrow Roxanna Spurrier Dorothy Stewart Frieda Stone William Stroupe William Styers Harry Suggs Helen Thomas Charlton Torrence Marceline Waldrep Eugene Wallace Nell Warren Charles Webster Frank Weir Jean White Forty-seven Henry Whitesides Mary Lou Whitesides Anna Nell Wiggins Bobby Wilkins Buddy Williams Dan Wilson Dorothy Wilson Elizabeth Anne Wilson William Wilson Fred Withers Joe Withers Tommy Wood Carl Yancey Elise Yoder Page Forty-eight SOPHDMDRE CLASS OFFICERS Daniel Page, Jr. Gene T urney Annelle Simpson Miriam Groves . . President Vice-President ... Secretary . . . . T reasurer Page Forty-nine Peggy Adams Gladys Adcock Levonia Albright Becky Alexander Bill Alexander Juanita Alexander Lewis Allen Carolyn Bailey Lander Beal Earl Beeker Cloe Bell Virginia Bell William Best Hugh Beveridge Banks Biggers Charles Blanton Evelyn Bohanan L ewis Bolin Kenneth Bost John Bou-Kather Ann Boyd Betty Bradley Erman Bradley Estelle Bradley Louise Bradley Richard Bradley Virginia Bradley Naomi Braswell Sidney Brooks Wiley Brooks Dorothy Bridges Nadine Brown Mary Browning Ellen Caldwell M. D. Caldwell, Jr. Carl Carrigan Carlene Cathey Buddy Christenberry Flossie Clanton Rochelle Clary _ . J ' Meldonia Coley Elizabeth Collette Betty Sue Cook Romelle Collins Betty Faye Conner Kenneth Craig Vivian Craig Julius Culp June Davidson Bobby Blair Davis Bobby Frank Davis Bobby Dobbins Tweedie Ann Durst Tyke Ellis Paul Entas Jeannine Fair Leota Kate Falls Bertie Farner Betty Foy Faye Funk Bobby Gaines Betty Jean Gamble Billy Garmon Harold Garrison Steve Garrison Norman Gibbs Jenelle Gibson Dorcas Grice Barbara Grigg Thelma Grigg Miriam Groves Arlene Guin Bill Gunter Betty Hanna James Hardwick Tommy Harrell Ralph Harrison James Hartman Betty Hatcher Bobby Jean Haynes C ij9 Ruby Kirkman David La Far Horace Leathers Dorothy Lentz Georgia Leventis Betty Lineberger Roberta Lucas Alfred Lynch Delores McCarter Neeley McCarter Sue Heafner Thelma Helton Bill Hendricks Julia Herring Clare Hodges Bobby Hoffman Flora Honeycutt Estelle Hollifield Virginia Hooker Gordon Hooten Jeanette Houck Lamar Howe Billy Huffstetler Pat Huffstetler Loyd Humphrey Dorothy Huntsinger Jennie Ruth Jenkins Juanita Jenkins Robert Blair Jenkins Billy Johnston Lillian Johnstone Ida Ruth Jones Ralph Kayler John Keever Bill Kelly Dick Kelly Sarah Kester Kaliope Kiliveros Joe Kincaid Eunice King v y M 1 Dorothy McCarthy Rilla Belle McClure Charles McCollum Roy Maners Bruce Melvin Helen Messer Mary Alice McDaniel Benny Jo Michael Sue McMackin Evelyn Miller Gretchen Moore Betty Jane Morris Martha Anne Morrow Becky Moser Dan Moser Margaret Moses Charles Moss Marvin Moss John Neel Billy Owen Shirley Owen Dan Page Tommy Painter Sammy Patrick Bobby Payne Robert Payne Cacky Pearson Marilyn Penegar Joan Pinnix Quentin Petty Katherine Phillips Billie Purcell Bill Queen Florence Quinn Marjorie Quinn Caldwell Ragan Bobby Rankin Winnie Rankin Robert Rawlings Bobby Reneau Evelyn Rhyne Frances Rhyne Bill Riddle Carol Jean Roach Janet Roberts Ann Robinson Delilah Robinson Donna Robinson Geraldine Robinson Glenn Robinson Margaret Ann Robinson Faye Setzer Charles Sherer Merkie Shiflet James Simmons Paul F. Simms Annelle Simpson Marvin Sisk Ann Skinner Clara Nell Smith Frances Smith Harold Smith Jack Smith Ann Spencer Dorothy Spencer Harold Spurrier Foyd Stewart Steve Stewart Henry Stroup Pat Taylor Betty Jean Upton Elena Wallace Jean Wallace Henry Warren Delores Waters Eugene Wells Edward Whitesides Fillie Whitesides Fucy Williams Pat Wilson Nell Wynn FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS Conrad Pearson President Alice Suggs Vice-President Betty Faye Echerd Secretary Myra Robinson T reasurer Page Fifty-five FRESHMEN Frances Lorraine Alexander Kathleen Marie Aldridge Jacquelyn Amos Betty Ruth Anthony Thelma Mae Ballard Becky Jane Beal Delores Beddingfield Martha Pauline Bell Betty Virginia Barnes Rebecca Ann Barton Gladys Virginia Bates Lorene Gecoulia Bradley Patricia Taylor Brawley Mary Jane Bridges Anne Shuford Brown MISS WILSON 1A Jo Anna Brown Mildred Laura Brown Nancy Etta Brown Ruby Mae Buchanan Kenneth Setzer Allen Dennis Arnette Ammons Cecil Quinn Anderson James Edward Andrews John Robert Anthony James Wilbur Armstrong Joe Frank Atkinson Edward Beard Austin Paul Cecil Bame Billy Kenneth Barber Lander Franklin Barker, Jr. Charles Alexander Barkley Bobby Oneil Baker John Tillman Beam, Jr. Billy Donald Bell Donald Deitz Bell Douglas Groves Bell Anthony Cregg Bess Yates Benton Bess Robert Clinton Black Charles Lee Black Thomas Dean Boyd Johnny Lee Brackett James Laurence Bradley Zinn Boling Page Fifty-six FRESHMEN MRS. JOHNSON IB Alfred Benoy Bradshaw Billy Page Brafford Walter Junior Branham Robert Montgomery Brawley Ray Andrew Brooks Harold Coyt Brown Luther Clayton Brown Edward King Bryan John Milton Burgess, Jr. James Lee Byrd Alvin Greer Cain Clarence David Caldwell John Wallace Canady John McVoy Carson James David Carver, Jr. Charles Kenneth Cauthen Luke E. Chitwood Horace Lee Cline Leonard Elmore Cline James Fuller Cloniger William Ray Cloninger Vada Kay Bullard Betty Pauline Bumgardner Clara Sue Burchfield Gloria Dean Cannon Margaret Sue Carothers Virginia Dare Carrigan Dorothy Jean Cartledge Betty Jean Carver Hazel Marie Cashion Justus Cathey Bobbie Joe Chambers Merle Daphine Clark Frances Isabelle Clemmer Nancy Jane Cloninger Maxine Elsie Coley Ina Marie Costner Martha Elizabeth Costner June Spurrier Craig Mary Emma Craig Page Fifty-seven FRESHMEN MRS. FROWEIN 1C Donald Edward Coffey William Robert Coggins Bryan Adrien Co llier Albea Burwell Cox James Albert Cox William Garland Cox Charles Erwin Craig, Jr. Roy Lewis Crawford Hugh Quinnings Dale A. B. Dalton James Henry Dameron, Jr. Herman Howard Daniels Bobby Charles Davidson Frank Walter Davis Floyd Thomas Day Fred Earle Deal William Jackson DeBrule Robert Starnes Dent Ralph Alexander Dickson, James Jackson Digh, Jr. Jack Kenneth Dill Adris Elmer Dover Clarence A. Eden, Jr. Michael Reid Ellerbe Clinton Horace Evitt Ralph Lawrence Falls Robert Ray Featherstone Mary Malene Crigger Wilma Jean Crisp Catherine Bernice Davis Jean Anne Deal Betty Jo Deaton Katie Vee Denton Jr. Rachel Lee Dixon Betty Fay Echerd Frances Ellen England Mary Jean Epps Wootena Jean Fagan Jacquelyn Fayssoux Myrtle Aleen Fox Billie Sue Foy Kathryn Lois Funk Grace Lucille Garrison Betty Lucille Giles Page Fifty-eight F Sarah Edith Freeman Margaret Estelle Goebel Gloria Dean Gordon Mary Irene Green Alice Hardin Edith Geralyn Harmon Sarah Juanita Harrelson Jessie Jane Harris Evelyn Leigh Hartsell Lela Mae Hawkins Betty Joyce Heavener Geraldine Heffner Hester Charleen Helton Virginia Mae Herring Frances Daphne Holbrook R E S H M E MRS. GUION ID Ethelyne Holcombe Lou Powers Holland Ramonia Marcell Hovis Charlotte K. Huffstetler Ethelda Freeman Huffstetler Margaret Joan Huffstetler Frances Mason Huss Anna Frances Jenkins Druscilla Dean Jenkins Tommy Ray Feemster Robert Joseph Finger Dorman Odell Fowler Frank Ray Gamble James Billy Gardner George Albert Grissom James Chalmus Grose, Jr. Sylvester Lee Gunter Calvin Leander Harkey William David Hart Roy Merrion Harwell, Jr. Jack Hendrix Bobby Allen Henkel William Gladstone Henson, Jr. Jack Marvin Hilton John Deitz Holland Conley Robert Hope Gail William Hoyle Carl William Hudson Thomas Steven Huffstickler, Jr. James William Hutchins Page Fifty -nine 1 Lillian Randell Jenkins Frances Lucille Jolly Claire Rachel Keesee Bmy Louise Keisler Mary Elizabeth Killian S ' fciiah Inez Killian Dorothy Lee Kirkman Mildred White Knox Nancy Lou Koppen Charlotte Anne Lambe Vera Nelle Lewis Mildred Juanita Lee Page Sixty MISS SEIGLER IE Evelyn Louise Lineberger Margaret Alice Lineberger Nellie Gray Long Sara Ruth Lunsford Mary Elizabeth Lynch Sarah Bradley Lynch Betty Sue Lynn Lillian Virginia Lyons Millard Virl Hyleman Edwin Howe Jackson Lawrence Marion Jenkins Troy Thomas Jenkins Vernon Eugene Jenkins Dempsey McLendon Jones Clarence Robert Jordan Grady Shelton Kennington William Edward Kerr Billy Lee Kincaid Robert Forrest Love Silas Davis Lewis Ura Lee Lewis, Jr. Thomas JefFerson Maddox Charles Leonard Mauney n! ' L ' " J ' ■ “ L • , A_ (t ' . Hall Edison Mauney Thomas King Mauney Boyd Lyndon McIntosh James H. McKenzie George Smith McSwain Troy Lee Moore Richard Kenneth Morris Sidney Emmett Morrison Samuel Harry Moton James Lee Painter Kenneth Parker Junius Gustavus Patterson Conrad Pearson Lawrence Lredrick Pearson MRS. HART IP William Thomas Pearson Richard Melton Penegar William Robert Poplin, Jacob Howard Prather Preston Colonel Propst Bobby Austin Purkey Billy Eugene Purkey Burion Hunter Queen Bobby Lee Quinn Lucian Kenneth Phillips Dorothy Blair Martin Molly Imogene Martin Carolyn McArver Julia Glee McMillen Martha Sue Meek Doris Anne Merrill Dorothy Mae Mincey Mary Louise Moore Shirley Maine Morrison Betty Merlyn Moss Dula Juanita Montgomery Betty Sue Moten Peggy Jeane Neill Dorothy Lee Newman Betty Marie Nivens Lollie B. Nolen Margaret Anne Pack Nellie Rose Parrott A, ) T l Im K Page Sixty -one J Sarah Frances Phillips Marjorie Estelle Pressley Hazeline Price Mary Ruth Pursley Vivian Vernelle Quinn Mary Frances Raper Doris Louise Ramsey Martha Ann Rawlings Betty Jo Reynolds Martha Albertine Rhyne Sue Cecelia Rhyne Betty Jean Richards Marjorie Dean Robinson Myra Elizabeth Robinson FRESHMEN MISS WINIFRED FELLERS 1G Hazel Margaret Rogers Ruth Jean Rutledge Lila Virginia Shealy Fayrine Slagle Elvine Marjie Smith I la B. Smith Carrie Louada Reagan Betty Elizabeth Ratchford Wiley Theodore Rankin Frank Huffstetler Ratchford Paul Nathan Redding Thomas Allan Reid Charles Kelly Reynolds Billy Gene Rbinehart Douglas James Rhyne Thomas Vernon Richardson Frank Clark Riddle, Jr. William Alexander Robinson William Howard Rowland Charles Lindberg Runyan Thomas Thompson Rutledge Horace Elbert Scarborough James Allen Seagraves, Jr. Earl Thomas Sellers James Marshall Sloan Bobby Erskine Smith Charles Blalock Smith Clarence Nelson Smith James Monroe Smith Page Sixty -two MISS MOORE 1H Irene Jeanette Spackes Edith Joan Sosebee Betty Ruth Stewart Esther Pearl Stewart Mary Victoria Stewart Margaret Anita Stewart Mildred Elizabeth Stroupe Gladys Jean Styers Alice Minerva Suggs Marilyn Ruth Suttle Elsie Juanita Taylor Mable Christine Threkeld Nancy Jean Thorton Blair Ann Trakas Thelma Jean Turner Sarah Clifford Wallace Betty Ruth Walls Joan Patricia Warren Louise Fuller Warren Joy Oveda Weaver Ethel Viola Webb Willie Pearl White Evelyn Hugh Williams Ruth Mason Williams Dorothy Wilson Betty Jane Yarborough Robert Lee Stegall Billy Jerome Stewart Charles Edward Stowe Micheal Farris Thomas Jack Neil Tompkins George Edgar Torrence, Jr. Thomas Harold Triplett Robert Hoyle Tucker John Mack Underwood William Edward U’Ren Melford Boyd Vause Robert Preston Wallace Henry Conrad Warlick Lawson Stowe Warren Seth Thomas White Clyde Edward Wilson William Hayes Wilson William Lane Withers Ernest Blair Wood Kenneth Compton Wooten Charles Edward York William Daniel Young ) [h Page Sixty-three ACTIVITIES I EXECUTIVE Boyt Cathey Jimmy Hooten Alfred Current COUNCIL STUUENT COUNCIL Lewis Bolin Lou Warren i 9 11THMI ij I i i ' M iHP U 1 K ' I?? Sr | i i ik«J fll.T ■UK ' 1 Elizabeth Lee Cunningham James Lane Hooten Effie Senn Mason Robert Orr Crawford Alfred Cornelius Current Sybil Luella Mackorell Dorothy Stewart Lewis Bryant Bolin Miriam E. Groves Dorothy D. Huntsinger Neely Dixon McCarter Cornelius Daniel page, Jr. Alice Lucille Williams Frances L. Alexander Justus Cathey Reginald Joseph Dean Alice Hardin Billy Lee Kincaid Thomas Mauney JAMES MARSHALL SLOAN Louise Fuller warren MONITORIAL COUNCIL Boyt Cathey, Chief Monitor LEROY BAILEY Robert Frye Faye FUNK Earl Groves Eddie Jackson C. L. Runyan Tommy sparrow Gene Turney Page Sixty-eight 9th M 12th Robert Frye Bruce Sanborn Martha Dean Childress Helen Froneberger Ten Mason Cornelia Wages 1 1th Bill Alexander Robert Hair Bill Mashburn Tommy Sparrow Bill Wilson Louise Biggerstaff Juanita Dawn Mildred Hudson Betty Marley Martha Ann Ratchford Betty Jean Poplin D N I T D R 10th Lander Beal Bobby Davis Tommy Harrell Dan Page Caldwell Ragan Henry Stroupe Cloe Bell Margaret Ann Robinson Miriam Groves David La Farr Peggy Adams Flossie Clanton Faye Funk Margaret McGerrigle Bennie Jo Michael Annelle Simpson Alice Williams Margaret Ann Robinson Billie Johnston S Johnny Brackett Robert Brawley Adris Dover Bill Hart Bob Purkey Charles Smith Mack Underwood Kathleen Aldridge June Craig Jacky Fayssoux Ethyl Harmon Betty Sue Lynn Nell Parrott Hazeline Price Marilyn Suttle Mildred Knox Page Sixty-rune GASTONIA, N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER l, 1944 t CITY SCHOOLS SHOW GOOD ATTENDANCE G. H. S. STUDENTS WORK FOP VICTORY RECORD Enrolled In the Gastonia City ScKooIb are 4,458 while students distributed throughout the eight city schools and 1075 Negro stu- dents. The largest number of 977 is in G. H. The largest nun ' - of 398 students i Class and the aur ing whit, total The inp. This hi School i for one e. beta use © hookey, ti She took t him take of, on .him, tool back home, stayed In schi afternoon nt ti day the moths the pants. Friday morning, about 9:15 o’clock Clas s had Its first group. They had been - as- semble into the balcony of the au- ditorium by 9:15 and the attend- ance was " almost 100 per cent. President Bruce Sanborn pre- sided and presented to the Senior Class the purpose of the meeting, which was to ,iet up our objectives for this rchool year. The motion was carried that the Senior Class get behind the honor system and cooperate wholly with its ideals. ★ DECEf p ★ + s 1944. The place is b School. Does this to the tune of •obby socks” ? Do all sftef school at the res to indulge in wing music from Such has been ory of GHS. But who used for cokes and in France, urma, India, —eating " K " i for them, he students •re are 293 1 that are wo rnAke it work’ The concluding talk, " Wake Up, Students, " was presented by the Senior Class president, Bruce San- born. He brought out the point that there are opportunities all around ue. It’s up to us to " wake up " and take advantage of them. Okay, officers and students, let ' s make our school the beet yeti Charlie Pearson said he was starving to death. Mr . WKtetiw -cased „ 7 stamps and • ti so much success the find week, the Student Council Bet $250 in War stamps as the goal again. But the week from November 20 to 24 the students bought more than before — $469.20 in War Sav- ing8 stamps and $431.25 in War bonds. The following homerooms have led the school in the buying of War stamps and bonds: Homeroom Stamps Bonds Par. First Week 3- B $50.00 1- 0 $42.30 4- A $39.25 100% J-D $29.45 2- 11 • CA -u the stu- collar " jobs. . re working in the mills, •hey know they are needed. We have grocery men, lanndrymen, salesmen, electricians, soda jerks, farmers, garagerocn, ushers — yea have even thing from an ambu- lance driver to a boy who grooms horses- We lack in just one field — we don’t have a Fuller Erush salesman! These people work, but for how many hours? They work approxi- mately 4,887 man hours a week — 263 students doing this, plus get- ting an ‘-duration. The number of people working, and their total number of hours will Increase as the Christmas holidays draw near. This is over 698 hours a day — a record of which we are proud. There are no leisure students at GUS. What about that large group who work ami don’t receive any HONOR SOCIETY OFFICERS Betty Ann Epps President Elizabeth Lee Cunningham Vice-President Simeon Huey Adams Secretary Boyt Henderson Cathey T reasurer CLASS EDITORS Margaret Gaston Ruth Mason Williams Delores McCarter Carolyn Rhyne HONOR SOCIETY The Gastonia Chapter of the National Honor Society was organized during the year 1940-1941. Membership to this organization is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a high school student. Candidates for membership must qualify as superlatives in character, leadership, scholarship, and service. Simeon Huey Adams Sara Frances Bounds Sara Nelson Burts Irene Slonia Carpenter Boyt Henderson Cathey Martha Anne Clemmer Virgie Elizabeth Cole Elizabeth Lee Cunningham Betty Ann Epps Betty Stroup Ferguson Helen E. Froneberger Margaret Johnson Gaston Earl Thornwell Groves Jean Isabelle Melvin Ruth Louise Moser Oneida LaVohn Rhyne Margaret Jewel Smith Dorothy Jean Stowe Joseph Dean Styers Cornelia Estelle Wages Page Seventy-one HIGH SCHDOL BANE Leslie O. McCollum Director Jimmy McKenzie Drum Major Barbara Grigg Majoret te Billy Purcell Majorette Betty Ann Epps Majorette Dorothy Stowe Manager William Maurice Armstrong Jimmy Atkins Edward Beard Austin Douglas Baird Billy Lenoir Baugh Carl James Bell Douglas Groves Bell Lewis Bryant Bolin Earl Glenn Beeker Hugh Kenneth Beveridge Loyd Banks Biggers, Jr. Erman Franklin Bradley Clayton Calvin Carpenter Billy Maurice Carson Boyt Henderson Cathey George McClelland Cathey Leonard Cline Charles Howard Cloniger Fuller James Cloniger Bobby Blair Davis Page Seventy-two Bobby Frank Davis Glenn Carlton Davis Thomas Day Adris Elmer Dover Marcum Falls Knox Hubert Foy Robert Roy Featherstone Carl Williams Guin James Chalmus Grose William David Hart James Bickle Houser Ronald Marshall Heafner James Fofton Hudson Pete Huffstickler James Furman Lewis Charles Franklin McCollum Robert Bruce Melvin Emmet Morrison Billy Edward Owens Ellison Cline Pierce William Robert Poplin Junius Gustavus Patterson Jack Quinton Petty Earl Rieves John Curtis Roberts Marion William Sisk Harold Corbin Spurrier Harry Jenkins Suggs Charleton Kennedy Torrence Mack John Underwood Henry Conrad Warlick Thomas Eugene Wallace Alexander Frank Weir Seth Thomas White William Fredrick Wilson Thomas Alton Wood Jane Alice Alexander Kay Bullard Ellen Ruby Caldwell Carlene Cathey Justus Cathey Evelyn Margueritte Dobbins Mary Boyce Dover Margaret Gable Arlene Louise Guin Jean Carolyn Kimbrell Sara Bradley Lynch Jennie Dell Oates Marjorie Dean Robinson Joan Mason Ruth Jean Rutledge Roxanna Spurrier Dorothy Jane Spence Dorothy Jean Hanna Martha Jean Wallace Page Seventy-three THE 1 94 B EDITORIAL STAFF Margaret Gaston Editor-in-Chief Mary Sue Mingus Assistant Editor LaVohn Rhyne Assistant Editor Edward Anthony Art Editor BUSINESS STAFF Betty Sue Craig Business Manager Eleanor Wilson Assistant Business Manager Jimmy Rankin Assistant Business Manager Page Seventy-four SPINNER We, the Staff, present the 1945 SPINNER. We gave our every effort, and with no apologies present our work. We have, to our best knowl- edge, portrayed life at G. H. S.; and in future years we hope it will bring back memories of our glorious high school days. Page Seventy-five ATHLETICS If • Sj % III ill . o Ii teated j ■ Watt ' S! i ’SSSfe! xiooten IN Greenies To P h Bo » fl ' fonln iL Greenies Succumb To Whirlie Gi (Wave tt » WJM® Green W ave Ready For I Page Eighty Page Eighty-one GIRLS’ BASKETBALL F TEAM J j t ■ J k. - J - i z Ji 4 : n ) Carolyn Rhyne, Forward Martha Ann Ratchford, Forward Nellie Jean Walker, Forward Martha Dean Childress, Guard Eleanor Wilson, Guard Louella Plyler, Guard Vivian Craig, Forward Sue Hefner, Forward Cacky Pearson, Forward Annie Laurie Moore, Forward Blanche Glover, Forward Margaret Beal, Guard Maxine Coley, Guard Dorene Myers, Guard Anita Stewart, Guard J • S ' Ik L -p p BOYS’ - - BASKETBALL 2 ‘ ; TEAM J v X t; 9 Pearson. Forward Frye, Forward PURKEY, Forward UREN, Forward Houser, Guard Carson, Guard Deal, Guard Runyan, Guard umr. FEATURES X K Jimmy Reddeck % Leila Lucile Eden WHO’S WHO IN CLASS OF ’45 Boyt Cathey Bruce Sanborn Betty Ann Epps Winnie Jordan Charles Pearson Simeon Adams Handsomest Qus Cam 6ffie Senn CMason Prettiest Charlie Cearson CMost c . Athletic Eleanor Wilson ■zMost oAccomplished 1 Dorothy Stowe Sari Qroves oMost ‘Topular ' Best oAll- " Round PMary ' Patrick James Hauser |SMi§ ADVERTISEMENTS Best Wishes of GASTONIA DAILY GAZETTE Best Wishes of SMITH CHEVROLET COMPANY + + GASTONIA, N. C. FOR MORE THAN 61 YEARS Gaston County s Home Newspaper Sales — Service BEST WISHES s F. C. Todd, Inc. ★ TEXTILE MACHINERY AND SUPPLIES GUION MOTOR COMPANY Chrysler and Plymouth Automobiles + + GASTONIA, N. C. Phone 1359 150 E. Airline Ave. GASTONIA, N. C. Page One Hundred ) ■ fy W y _ y CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 1945 BRYANT ELECTRIC REPAIR , Inc. 605-607-609 East Franklin Avenue Gastonia, N. C. Page One Hundred One TO THE CLASS OF 1945 WE WISH THE BEST COCKER MACHINE OF GOOD LUCK AND f FOUNDRY COMPANY Rankin-Armstrong Company Manufacturers of TEXTILE MACHINERY GASTONIA, N. C. GASTONIA, N. C. ★ “We Furnish the Home C ongratulations. Seniors Complete ” Congratulations to The Senior Class on Their 1945 SPINNER Robert Gurney, President C. C. Armstrong, Treasurer GASTONIA COMBED YARN CORPORATION New York Office 389 Fifth Avenue Main Office G astonia, N. C. Gastonia, N. C. Page One Hundred T uJo SERVING THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY FOR TWENTY-TWO YEARS ★ YATES D. SMITH GENERAL OVERHAULING MOVING AND ERECTING TEXTILE MACHINERY ★ P. O. Box 664 GASTONIA, N. C. Office Phone 1723 Residence 996-W With Best Wishes cHvmuau (BhsmxL Grocers Baking Company Page One Hundred Five Compliments of FIRESTONE TEXTILES, Inc. x- Gastonia, North Carolina CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF ’45 ★ Gastonia Merchants Oil Company Gastonia, North Carolina Page One Hundred Six Marietta at Long Phones 44 and 636 JIM WILSON’S SERVICE STATION AND GARAGE ESSO PRODUCTS, COMPLETE GARAGE AND WRECKING SERVICE “ Bee Line” Axle and Frame Service GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of Spencer Lumber Company BUILDING MATERIAL South Marietta Street and Seventh Avenue Telephones 606 and 607 Gastonia, N. C. MOTHER’S SIX CORD THREAD The Thread that is 13 per cent stronger SMOOTH— STRONG— BEAUTIFUL + + THREADS, Inc. Gastonia, N. G. Product of the South Page One Hundred. Seven CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF ’45 Leigh Sandwich Company 625 West Airline Ave. Phone 1067 Makers of FINE SANDWICHES — DOUGHNUTS PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES Gastonia, N. G. ROBERTS SERVICE Koolmotor Gas— Oils — Acme Tires — Gould Batteries Lubricating — Washing— Polishing 279 W. Franklin Ave. Phone 141 GASTONIA, N. C. Congratulations to the GRADUATING GLASS OF ’45 + + “ROYAL OAK” Todd-Keesee Belting Supply Company Page One Hundred Eight KAY’S “On the Square” GASTONIA’S SMART DRESS SHOP First Federal Savings and Loan Association 249 WEST MAIN AVENUE CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS OF 1945 MAY SUCCESS BE YOURS GROVES THREAD COMPANY, INC. GASTONIA, N. C. We Congratulate You on Your Achievement and Thank You for Your Class Ring Business WINGET’S Jewelers GASTONIA, N. C. THE SEPARK SALES COMPANY Cotton GASTONIA, N. C. Page One Hundred Nine A. B. CARTER, Incorporated Operating CARTER TRAVELER COMPANY MILL DEVICES COMPANY CARTER MILLS ★ ★ ★ Page One Hundred Eleven WATSON INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. • 210 W. Main Avenue Gastonia, North Carolina DOLLARS ARE m ELUSIVE Uyy. y THINCS . iP Compliments of GASTONIA TEXTILE SHEET METAL WORKS, Inc. Your dollar will buy a big- r ger dollar’s Sv worth of prop- I ertv insurance • Trv My 1 In The Central. " — x We can tell you quickly how much you will ac- tually save. Call us today. Evans College of Commerce GASTONIA, N. C. HICKORY, N. C. Realty Bldg. Hollar Building To be trained for business is to be ready for any emergency — for the demands of war and the opportunities which accompany peace. Your opportunity for efficient service and personal advance- ment is through effective training. This College maintains high standards and offers thorough courses. COURSES JUNIOR ACCOUNTING OFFICE MACHINES ' HIGHER ACCOUNTING COMPTOMETER BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUSINESS LAW SECRETARIAL SCIENCE BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY STENOGRAPHY INCOME TAX OFFICE PRACTICE TYPING SOCIAL SECURITY AND PAYROLL TAX ACCOUNTING Special Attention Given to Personality and Character Building Visitors Are Welcome. We Invite You to Visit. Us. Page One Hundred Twelve Call . . . HAWKINS COAL CO. For Better Coal “Ask the Folks Who Burn It” Phone 318 GASTONIA, N. C. Carson Sporting Goods Company 292 West Main Avenue Gastonia, North Carolina Phone 1367 ★ ALL TYPES ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT AND SPORTS CLOTHING L. S. RANKIN, Agent SINCLAIR REFINING CO. Gastonia, N. G. TELEPHONE 524 Page One Hundred Fourteen V ' LA -O n A - . ' " Compliments of v » i GASTONIA eca , . BOTTLING COMPANY KINCAID COTTOD C0D1PHDY INCORPORATED Paul Kincaid, G. H. S. ’24 Mrs. Frank Tucker, ’34 F. W. Mangum, G. H. S. ’24 Edwin A. Robinson, ’34 Page One Hundred Fifteen CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 1945 Armtngtnn Untrl GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA European Plan 100 Rooms Congratulations, Seniors VAN A. COVINGTON CO. Established 1920 Cotton ★ TELEPHONE 832 and 887 GASTONIA, N. C. RUSTIN ' S k Y Select Your FURNITURE And Your FURS AT RUSTIN ' S Phone 1800 Phone 1801 Compliments of The Model Laundry ★ The Best in Laundry Service ★ Phones Plant 155 Office 400 GASTONIA, N. C. Page One Hundred Sixteen Compliments of GASTONIA ICE CREAM COMPANY Manufacturers of Honey-Kist Ice Cream On Sale At Leading Drug Stores Fountains and Merchants Phone 67 Gastonia, N. C. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 1945 W GNC The Voice of the Spindles 1450 Kilocycles — 250 Watts Affiliate — Blue Network F. C. TODD, Owner PAT McSWAIN, Manager Gastonia, North Carolina “The Combed Yarn Center of the South” “Depend upon it, the lovers of freedom will be free.” We who have faith in the youth of America look forward serenely to the control which will one day pass to their hands. Meanwhile, the obli- gation lies upon us to express that faith and to educate youth to deal with the complexities of a peacetime America. We have a deep, abiding confidence that the freedom-loving tradi- tions inherited from our pioneering forefathers will serve them as a source of unconquerable courage and strength. We believe unwaveringly that Americans, who prize freedom above any earthly thing, will always be free. GASTONIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Inc. GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Page One Hundred Eighteen Compliments of CONGRATULATIONS, GASTONIA SENIORS! JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TEMPLE and LYRIC INCORPORATED THEATERS Gastonia, North Carolina “We are alivays interested in your welfare ” RAWLINGS-TODD COMPANY FRIGIDAIRE - COMBUSTIONEER - BENDIX - MAYTAG - SEEGER AND SMALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES PHONE 966 212 SOUTH ST. GASTONIA NORTH CAROLINA BEST WISHES FOR THE CLASS OF ’45 SWEETLAND’S RESTAURANT Page One Hundred Nineteen ■ MILL AND MARINE ELECTRIC, INC. Contracting Electrical KEMPTON PARTS Engineers COTTON MILLS AND INDUSTRIAL PLANTS Fluorescent Lighting Engineered and Installed SPRING GO. ! ♦ FATE ADAMS, Proprietor GENERAL ELECTRIC MAZDA LAMPS Telephone 1450 ♦ IRONS AND APPLIANCES A B SHOE AND REPAIRED BICYCLE SHOP 137 S. Marietta Street 116 E. Airline Avenue Phone 32 Gastonia, N. C. Gastonia, N. C. May Success be Yours Graduating Class of 1945 • Compliments of GASTONIA MILL SUPPLY COMPANY Gastonia, North Carolina Page One Hundred T wenty-one Best Wishes For The Glass of 1945 B. P. O. ELKS -No. 1634 Page One Hundred T wenty-two Compliments of NORLANDER YOUNG MACHINE COMPANY GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA GASTONIA ' S LEADING JEWELERS We Welcome Your Charge Account Corner Main South Street — If It’s From Morris It’s Guaranteed BMl greetings, Seniors man rodlo mnnuFflCTURinc company RANLO AND MODENA PLANTS -4t Group Members of BURLINGTON MILLS CORPORATION Page One Hundred T iventy-th ree A GASTON INSTITUTION OFFERING YOUNG MEN A THOROUGH TRAINING FOR LIFE Liberal Arts — Business Course — Preparatory School SUPERVISED SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES Member of The Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools North Carolina Educational Conference, National Catholic Educational Association Military Training For Information, Address THE REGISTRAR BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE BELMONT, NORTH CAROLINA CONGRATULATIONS! Electric service within your lifetime has greatly modified industry, commerce, farm- ing, and home life here in the Carolinas. Business initiative and scientific progress are opening doors to even greater opportunities. May you find a worthy place in the enter- prising world of tomorrow! (DjuJul POWER COMPANY Page One Hundred Twenty-five MITCHAM COMPANY GASTONIA, N. C. ★ Moving, overhauling and erecting of textile machinery— new and used winder parts. ★ Manufacturing Textile Machinery Parts Compliments of THE GROWN SHOP Compliments of A FRIEND O, G. PENEGAR COMPANY OFFICE OUTFITTERS “If it’s for the office we have it’’ PHONE 244 164 South Street Gastonia, North Carolina UNDERWOOD UNDERWOOD SUNDSTRAND FRIDEN TYPEWRITERS ADDING MACHINES CALCULATORS Page One Hundred. Tiventy-six OBSERVER MJVbHM RHYME U$ fJIMMYl rrnkin [Urnor] vasot , HERE LIES -THE WORDS OF THE 45 SPINNER STRFF Wittiest-- Charlie Pearson Loudest-- Betty Sue Craig Friendliest-- Martha Anri Clemraer Biggest Bum-- " Fat " Cloninger Biggest Bull Shooter-- Jim Hooten Mo Eikel r To cceed Bil ’atri Laziest— Hazel Carso Most Nonchalant Wilson Boshamer al s o • • • • Best Dancer— Rob Frye Most Accommodating— Frances Bounds Most Versat ile— Sara Burts Cutest— Patsy Moser Heart Breaking Sweetheart— Libby Craig Dizziest— Harry Sherril Biggest Tom Boy— Emily Kendi»ick Most Practical-Bill Davidson Most Conscientious — Tiff Cunninghan Most Conceited— J , C . Roberts ' Most Ambitious — Eoyt Cathey Most Dignified — Frances Ferguson Unluckiest — Hazel Carson Eager Beaver- Perry Sapperstein

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