Gastonia High School - Spinner Yearbook (Gastonia, NC)

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T VKOk ANNUAL PUBLICATION OF GASTONIA HIGH SCHOOL GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA MANAGED BY ROGER GENE MARTIN ADVISED BY MISS JINSIE UNDERWOOD All hail White To you You’ve taughtKs to stand for right And we So when w Hipy .. I ij, To your mer Our love for Gastonia, to will cling ■always stay ' el sing. Wt Dick Trevarthen bf: Vocal Class 1953 1 » hi jC " -.: The staff of the 1955 Spinner has the distinct privilege of presenting a yearbook which dramatizes and depicts thirty years of progress at Gastonia High School. In 1949 Gastonia High School was O reorganized into a Senior High. New buildings have been added. The teaching staff has grown from 13 to a faculty of 44 members. The student body has increased from 400 to a membership of 1255. In 1925 the graduating class was made up of 60 members. The 1955 graduating class has a total of 300. dire growth of the physical plant, the membership of the student body, and the members of the faculty do not show t he phases of greatest progress. The development of character and the building of good citizenship in the lives of more than 30,000 young men and women tell the true story of Gastonia Senior High. FOREWORD . .. c 0 N T E N T S ADMINISTRATION ATHLETICS FEATURES ADVERTISEMENTS CLASSES ACTIVITIES Do W, -AIL What determines a successful life? There is just one answer to this question. A man is a success or a failure according to the philosophy which he lives by. To know Mr. Frank L. Ashley is to know the above truth. Your editor was given the privilege of looking through Mr. Ashley’s personal files, and the following extracts are taken from clippings and statements which he filed during his years of educational experience. I lis students will always remember him in terms of the following: “Help us to see that it is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.” ‘T he important thing is not to win but to take part; the important thing in life is not to have conquered but to have fought well . . .” “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Mr. Ashley’s daily prayer has been: “We thank Thee, Heavenly Father, for boys and girls, for men and women who are interested in them, believe in them, and work with them; for minds that think and hands that work; for the responsibilities and obligations that go with the glory of American citizenship; for the dignity of labor and the miracle of living; for the privilege of har ing a small part in the doing of a job that means so much to so many, and in advance we pray for Thy guidance to the end that what we do and what we say many he in accordance with Thv Divine will. Amen. Mr. Frank L. Ashley Principal Mr. R. E. Carothers Assistant Principal Office Assistants Mr. Robert L. Stapleton, Jr. Mrs. Marry Cathey Miss Evelyn Howell Mr. Robert B. Riddle, Jr. Senior Class Mr. Franz F. Holscher Monitors Miss Jane Cloniger junior Class Mrs. John FF Smith Sophomore Class FACULTY Seated: Miss Carolyn Moser Mr. Lawrence Davis Mrs. Kemp P. Nixon Miss Alna Kiser Mr. John Carroll Spivey Mrs. D. L. Stanley Standing: Miss Jinsie LInderwood Mrs. Lamar Smith Page Eleven T Y C U L 4 4 F K A 9 fi y Mr. J. Ted Carter Mr. John H. Smith Mr. George Lublaneski Miss Christine White Miss Betty Mintz Mrs. Ylia Puig Walsii Miss Nancy Lee Cox Mrs. Walter Wray Miss Elizabeth Cole Mrs. Helen Culp Mrs. Ernest J. Phillips, )r. ft f ' y y J J J7 y Seated: Miss Louise McCllire Mrs. Eugenia McArver Mrs. Margaret Tatum Miss Dorothy Spencer Standing: Mr. Heron C. Folits Mrs. John Riley Mr. James McCloskey Seated: Mr. Lawrence Davis Mr. Ernest J. Phillips, Jr. Miss Frances Croucli Mrs. John H. Smith Mrs. Maxa B. Kinlaw Standing: Mr. E. Ray Crowson Mrs. Sue O’Shields Miss Sara McWhorter Miss Kiser shows the girls the place of Geometry in the home. Mr. Davis is telling here one of his latest stories. Informal sessions often find Mr. Phillips in the midst. “Girls, personal appearance means everything what¬ ever your job. " uti mm wnr-? mmm mm mum MMj OFFICERS David Ricker Tino President Rebecca Dann Froneberger Vice-President Carolyn Elizabeth Price Secretary Charles Allen Kelton T reasurer Sally Jo Koppen Class Editor Durward Martin Hoffman Monitorial Representative SENIOR CLASS Grady Robert Adair Sheila Jeneane Adair Maxine Rachel Allen Samuel Franklin Angel Sara Jane Angel Katherine Williams Anthony Betty Murrey Atkins Emily Jean Austin Patricia Ann Austin I Gerald Ray Badger Barbara Jean Ballevv Patricia Barbee SENIORS SENIORS Anne Christine Barker Mamie Anne Barker Patricia Jane Barnes Doris Jean Beaver Helen Louise Beaver Teel Allen Bell James Matthew Berry Rachel Anne Bisanar Walter Augustus Blaine, Jr. Bonnie Sue Blalock Buford Webb Blanton, Jr. Gloria Jean Bolch Page Eighteen Ellis Anderson Bolick, Jr. Betty Joann Bowen Oren Douglas Boyce, Jr. Martha Rae Bradley Edna Mae Bradshaw Effie Irene Bradsh aw Gcrrald Larry Braswell Kay Dianna Bridges Joseph Wayne Briggs David Ross Britton Amy Marie Brooks Charles William Brooks, Jr. SENIORS SENIORS Page Twenty Ronnie James Brown Myrtle Ruth Brown Betty Ruth Brvmer Patricia Lee Burkett Barbara Jean Burleson Betty Jean Burnette Barbara [o Bums Peggy Jean Butler Nella Mae Cable Doris Ernestine Campbell Vivian Clementine Campbell Mary Ann Carothers George William Carpenter Joe David Carpenter Shirley Anne Carpenter Shirley Ann Carrigan Nancy Lane Carter Pinkney Willis Carter Doris Faye Cashion Joyce Cathey Celia Yvonne Clanton Ronald Wilson Cline Carry Jean Clinton Lewis Randolph Cody SENIORS SENIORS Ima Jo Cole Norman Keith C ollins Peggy Jo Connor Jacqueline Cooper Sylvia Audrey Cooper Marvin Andrew Crane Floyd Kenneth Crisp Florence Marcelle Cunningham Benita Jon Dameron Vera Winifred Davidson Barbara Alma Jean Davis John Rayford Dawkins Page Twenty-four Jerry Glenn Dellinger Deanna Dent Doris Amelia Dickerson Nancy Rebecca Dixon Wanda Joan Dockery Barbara Cleo Dye Rachel Yvonne Ellis Donald Lewis Elmore Doris Dutchess Emmett Eleanor Joyce Estes I lazcl Shirley Evatt Norma Louise Fletcher SENIORS Page Twenty-six SENIORS Elizabeth Ann Flowers Carolyn Joyce Foster Helen Louise Foy Bobby Carroll Freeman Patricia Lee Freeman Ann Lee Froneberge r Rebecca Dann Froneberger Robert Glenn Froneberger Kieffer Lavern Gaddis Sylvia Rae Gardner Orpha Jane Glaze Betty Jean Glenn Franklin Delano Glenn Minnie Elizabeth Glover Nancy Sue Goforth Benny Hoke Gordon Robert Andrew Gordon Margaret Louise Gray Norma Jean Grayson Velina Jean Gregg Carolyn Virginia Griffin Faye Carolyn Gunter James Franklin I Fill Nancy Jane Hamm SENIORS SENIORS Mary Jane Hanna James Charles Hardin Barbara Ann Harmon Billie Yvonne Harvey John Alexander Hawkins jack Cleveland Haynes Marline Drake Haynes Janie Louise Heilig Margaret Nell Henderson Craig Douglas Hoffman Durward Martin I foffman Peggy Joyce Hoffman Page Twenty-eight Barbara Anne Holfeld Rufus Boyd Holland, Jr. Linwood Branton Hollowell, Jr. Ilarvey Willard Holmes, Jr. William Jackson Hopper Mildred Bingham I loward Shirley Patricia Howell Peggy Jane 1 Iuffstickler Martha Joan Huggins Guilford Pierce Hyder Doris Anne Jenkins Leah Christine Jenkins SENIORS SENIORS Peggy Jo Jolly Shirley Marlene Jones Arnold Grayson Kellar Charles Allen Kelton Betty Jo Kenley Brady Johnson Keziah, Jr. Jerry Donald Kiser Sally Jo Koppen Mary Catherine Lane Joe Darrell Ladd Barbara Ann Ledford Pattie Leila Ledford Page Thirty Anita Gail Lee Darrell Leon Lewis Janet Ann Lewis Robert Seabrook Lindsay Beverly Ann Lineberger Joe Carious Lineberger Joyce Earline Lineberger Sara Lois Little Charles Ivey Lofrtin, 111 Mary Sue Long Nancy Anne Looper Joyce Ann Lyons SENIORS Ideaclincj, ltJri incf y d)nd I ' i Lmeli r ithmeuc yieedd Jduman IdefcitionS Do jbo Dlie OricL l v v • r ■ |V3P £ 1 ft l A Page Thirty-four SENIORS David Cook Mackorell Paul Henry Maiers Oren Reid Manning Sam Keesler Marshall, Jr. David Allen Martin Hall Alexander Martin Roger Gene Martin Vaneica Ruth Mauney Roland Leroy Mayberry Rachel Lavinia McArver Peggy Darlene McCarthy William john McCollum Thelma June McDaniel Phyllis I lope McGinnis Joe Harrison Meek Laura Wylda Meek Bobby Charles Meeks Joyce Shirley Michaels Geraldine Yvonne Pannell Millen Margaret Neel Moffett Allie Marie Moore ) i hu Sarah Forrest Morrison Dan Shuford Moss Lawrence Alexander Moton SENIORS SENIORS Margaret Elizabeth Norville Alice Carolyn Oates William Donald Owen Dorothy Mae Parlier Karl Max Parrish Robert Eugene Patterson Perry Billings Pearson David Lee Peeler Martha Joanne Peeler Alice Evalena Pen land Dan Belk Plyler Thad Derik Powell Richard LaMarr Pressley Carolyn Elizabeth Price Dorothy Jean Pryor Mary Gretchel Putman Arthur Lee Putnam Gladys Geraldine Queen Janice Lee Quinn Nell Rose Quinn Edgar Lee Ramsey Lanny Reese Rayfield I larriet Joyce Redding Sara Cornelia Rhyne SENIORS SENIORS Carolyn Joan Rice Banks Stacy Robinson Carroll Lee Robinson Mary Catherine Robinson Janice Leigh Rogers Agnes Luellen Roland Sherry Ann Rollins Elsie Lee Ross Edith Louise Rowland Charles Allen Ruff Joan Marie Russell Evelyn Joann Sample Page Thirty-eight Robert Eugene Saunders Estelle Louise Sell Barbara Sue Shepard Roger Kenneth Sheppard Mary O’Neill Sherrill Dorothy Marie Short Anne Barnett Siler Sue Ellen Simpson Cccile Annette Sims Sam Robinson Sloan Barbara Ann Smith Buford Ray Smith SENIORS SENIORS Charles Smith Emily Ellen Smith Evelyn Jo’Neil Smith Irva Frances Smith Janette Taylor Smith Mary Lou Smith Page Forty Robert Caldwell Smith Victor Laughlin Smith Charles Ray Stephenson Patricia Ann Stevenson Thomas Alexander Stewart Peggy Ann S trad ley Jeanette Harper Strickland Nancy Rose Stroup Zoe Catherine Styers Anne Mitchell Summerell Dorothy Foster Summerrow James Wirt Summey, III Loretta Talley Betty Jo Tate Margaret Ann Tausch Ben Fred Taylor Edward Lowell 1 homas Priscilla Pauline Thomas SENIORS ' The Seniors voted Ellis Bolick as the class Unsung Hero, hut Betty Jo voted him her hero. Singers in the hest of trim Can master ballads or a hymn. 4s you can guess this little scene is dated B.D. — trans¬ lated as before David. Senior Hostesses know all the secrets — they render every form of service from first aid to coaching. A privilege which is enjoyed only at the command of the photographer. It is lucky for the school that all seniors did not come in pairs — our only twins, the Whitesides and the Martins. r SENIORS Barbara June Thompson Audrey Jean Thornton David Ricker Tino Theo Chris Trakas Roger Blair Turner Phyllis Dawne Uren Kay Yvonne Van Pelt Jean Carolyn Walker Davis Meek Wallace James Knox Wallace Helen Louise Ward Nellie Mae Weaver Page Forty-foui Gerald Clayton Webb Zoe Ruth Weber Ellis Lee Welch Carl Eddie Wellman Nancy Prenine Wellman Delene Joyce Wells Ralph Alfred Whisnant Frances Ann Whitaker James Frankie White Myra Jean Whitehurst Beverly Ann Whitesides Charles Edward Whitesides SENIORS SENIORS Mae Beth Whitesides Halleen Ora Whitworth Harvey Ray Wiggins Francis Newell Williams Phyllis Ann Williams Wallace Morgan Williams Frances Ada Wilson Joyce Wilson Sarah Alice Wilson lAobert Lewis Wilson William David Wise Gary Eugene Withers Page Forty-six Mabel Jacqueline Wright Linda Michael Yoder Betty Carolyn Young Velma Ann Young SENIORS Page Forty-seven OFFICERS Charles Dowd Gray, III President Vivian Lucille Feemster Vice-President Sandra Smith Secretary Betty Claire Williams Treasurer Charles Edward Case Class Editor Mary Catherine Henson Monitorial Representative JUNIOR CLASS JUNIORS Donald Kendrick Abernathy George Stanton Adams Elsie Jane Alexander Meta Skinner Alexander Mildred Viola Alexander Raymond Harrison Alexander Sheila Patricia Allen Helen Ruth Almond Nancy Gwendolyn Almond Jackie Lee Anthony Joel Reeves Anthony Jack Richard Armstrong Claire Stewart Atkins I lelen Babington Robin Babington Pierre Bailey Donald Scott Baker Nancy Carol Baker Roy Andrell Baker, Jr. Nancy Evelyn Barnes Phyllis Geraldine Barnes Richard Lee Barnes Albert Clyde Barrett Johnnie Bennett Shirley Temple Bess Rachel Jane Black Gaile Idonia Blanton Jeanette Elizabeth Bolick Henry Lee Booth Donna Jean Boyd Glenna Kay Brackett Mary Alice Brackett Betty Lois Bradley Dwight Alexander Bradley Robert Bradley Lewis William Bridges Roberta Mildred Bridges Coy Ray Briggs Audrey Lucille Broadway Fred Lewis Brooks Malcolm Otis Brown Robert Hugh Brown Vaughn Douglas Bryson Rachel Lee Bumgardner Norman Lamar Burke Kay I a net Burris Sarah Ann Burris Thomas Albert Burroughs JUNIORS JUNIORS Margaret Gertrude Byrd William Hunter Caldwell Billy Herman Campbell Jerry Dean Carpenter Frank Wilkins Carper Philip Gary Carson Gussie Delane Carter James Sparge Carter, Jr. Mary Frances Carver Charles Edward Case |erry Wilburn Causby William Clemouth Chaney Fred Syvalie Chastain, Jr. Jackie Lee Chastain Mary Gail Cherry James Lonnie Clampett Donald Eugene Clark Carol Ann Coker Walter Richard Cole Louis Anthony Coletta Sara Beth Collins Norma Lee Connor Melva Lorine Cope Hilda Yvonne Craig V Larry Eugene Craig Carrie Jean Crary Jerry Lawrence Crosby Bennie Sue Davis Billy Harmon Davis Glenn Alfred Davis Ion Harold Davis Max Warren Davi Shelby Jean Davis Billy McCarter Deal Willa Mae Deaton Martha Louise Dial Evelyn Louise Dobbs Sally Jane Dozier Helen Louise Elmore Robert William Erwin Wade Van Buren Fair Carmen Isabel Falls Mary Catherine Faust Vivian Lucille Feemster Elizabeth Ann Fox Sara Frances Friday Nadine Gaddis Carolyn Faye Gholson JUNIORS A°l %T’™ ' e 7%Z oy Larry Mills Giles Nettie Jane Ginn Stephen Seher Girard John William Glover Margie Louise Glover Barbara Jean Goins Betty Jean Goodwin Charles Dowd Gray, 111 Barbara Jean Grayson Rachel Louella Green Nelson Ronald Greene John Jackson Gregg Peggy Jo Grindlc Jerry Nathaniel Guin Jerry Marshall Gunter Freddie Vonne Gwaltney Wayne Everette I bill William Young 1 I all Betty Faye Hanna Peggy Louise Hanna Margaret Lavinia I larper Virginia Ann Harrell Ernest Stuart 1 1 arris, Jr. Larry Lafayette 1 Jarris Betty Lou Hart Billie Jean Haskett Sara Ann Hawkins Keith Rucker Havgood Donna Jo Haynes Johnny Elliott Haynes Reginald Arnold Heavener Mary Patricia Heffner Sarah Marie Helms Jane Carole Hemphill Louise Hendrix Mary Catherine Henson Grace Marie Herron Betty Jean Hewitt Billie Faye Hill Robert Brice Hodge Minnie Frances Hoffman Faverne Arlene Hogan Elizabeth Mae Houser Wayne Davis Houser Ruby Avonelle Flouston Linda Dean Howell Barbara Allene Hudson Carroll Fludson, Jr. JUNIORS JUNIORS William McKinley Hudson Robert Furlough Hudspeth Harold Glenn Huffstetler Hilbert Harrison Huffstetler, Jr. Ralph Daniel Huffstetler David Franklin Hullett Sara Marlene Humphrey Camilla Jean Hunsinger Yates Lindsay Hunsinger Charles Ray Hutchins Roy Austin Hutchins Curtis Riley Jackson Gloria Juanita Jackson Jerry Albert Jenkins Melvin Clarence Jenkins Mary Othella Johnson Judith Janet Jones Larry Gilbert Kee Rita Leigh Kester Ann Margaret Kincaid Kay Dover Kincaid Bobby Joe King June Ann King Kathrvn Irene Kirkland Jo Ann Klutz Henry Eugene Kuykendall Martha Louise Ladd Martha Elizabeth Lanier Lawrence Leon Leary Carole Glenn Lee Joyce Marie Leonard John Bedford Lethco Patricia Louine Mason Joyce A nn Lewis Henry Phillip Lindsay James Leon Lineberger Jerry Worth Lineberger George Lindsay McClure Mary Jane Long Mildred Gertrude Love Don Bryant Lyles James Herman Lynn Gladys Ruth Martin Sue Clenda Lewis Marilyn Malone Shirley Ann Maunev John Kelly Long Neclra Carol McDaniel JUNIORS JUNIORS Larry Taylor McElveen Ruby Ann McKnight Sonja Gave McSwain Betty Medlin Loria Lea Messer Carolyn Yvonne Moore Robert Arnold Moore Scott Blair Moore Katherine ONeall Morrow Alexander Mullinax George Eldon Neesmith Ronald Steen Noblett Glenda Charline Owen David Paul Owensby Phyllis Gail Parham Joe Fredrick Pasour Mack Passmore Mary Oletta Passmore Richard Alan Payne Carolyn Louise Pearson Dwight Lafayette Pearson Danny Eugene Peeler Dickey Meek Pendleton Sarah Gail Phillips Shelby Jean Phillips Joel Howell Philyaw Frances Lee Plyler Joe Kenneth Poole Norma Jean Porter Peggy Violet Lee Pressley Barbara Joyce Price Norma Carolyn Price Barbara Ann Pritchett Joe Herman Puckett Jerry Charles Putnam Sylvia Annette Rabb Nelson Eddy Rabb Nancy Gail Ragan Clinton Price Rankin, Jr. Jewell Caroline Raxter Harry Richard Ray Boyce Maynard Redding Max Gerald Redding Patricia Mae Redding Howard Farrell Rhinehardt Joan Carolyn Rhodes Avis Hendrix Rhyne Mary Ann Rhyne JUNIORS JUNIORS Nancy Irene Richardson Elizabeth Ann Robinson Iris Marlene Robinson lames Herman Robinson Jerry Dean Robinson Joseph Talmadge Robinson Luther Mason Robinson Lollie Humprey Rodgers Joel Edwin Rogers Gail Anita Rogers Jerre Deane Roper Edwin Murray Rudisill, Jr. Jackie Rudisill Carol Jean Russell Rachel Lucille Russell Gretchen E Scblagenhaul Joan Gayle Sellers Nellc Josephine Sellers Dan Parks Shannon Samuel Robert Shi, 111 Mary Lee Short Donald Ray Smith Jack Dawson Smith Clarence Neal Short Florence Naomi Smith Ronald Coleman Smith Sandra Smith Victor Hugh Smith Gene Dale Sosebee Jack Walter Southard Rhea Baber Spencer Ginger Splawn Powell Henry Spurrier, III Kenneth Eugene Stephenson Peggy Marie Still Jack Author Stuart Carl Kenneth Styers James Donald Summey Wilfred Nelson Sutton Betty Jo Talley Lee Deforest Talley William Rodgers Tate Nancy Hannah Thompson William Darlington Todd, Jr. Bobbie Jean Tolbert Curtis Edgar Treadway, Jr. Barbara Ann Turney Horace Irvin Turner JUNIORS — V JUNIORS Terry Parker Wallace Larry Eugene Ware David Edwin Warnock Isaac Andrew Warren Joe Bartlett Waters Donald Kieth Webb Joe Lee West Joann Westbrook It Ray Edward Whitaker Johnny Lawrence Whitesides Betty Claire Williams Joel Keith Williams Patsy Carolyn Williams Sammie Dale Williams Shirley Marguerite Williams Blair Adrain Wilson Douglas Woodrow Wilson James I Ierbert Wilson Nancy Elaine Withers Roscoe Mitchell Wooten 1 larold Parks Workman Patricia Joann Wortman Grace Judith Wright Jimmy Donald Wright ■B ||WBM 1 tef tHUi - Hl pr jHk oft Hr _v . «L ■ OFFICERS Tom David Efird President Robert Alden Blanton Vice-President Elizabeth Ann Daniels Secretary William Carl Rlistin, ]r. T re a surer Sylvia Dale Parks Class Editor Pete Gus Demetriades Monitorial Representative SOPHOMORES James Robert Abernathy, Jr. Georgia Kay Adair Esther Reid Adams Myra Nell Alexander Margaret Ann Allen Janice Patricia Anderson Eleanor Faye Barker John Terrell Barker Barbara Nell Barrett Tommy Sue Barton Patricia Lee Beam Lloyd Clinton Beaver Mayford Eugene Beaver Joyce Maxine Beddingfield Robert Neal Beheler Barry Max Bell Johnnie Mae Bell Nancy Jane Bell Laura Jane Benchoff Ina Jean Bishop Christine Marie Black Freida Ann Black Glenda Ray Black James Burrel Black Troy Melvin Black John Walker Blackwood Mary Kate Blalock Robert Alden Blanton Carole June Bolding Levada Clarine Bookout Daniel Dean Boyd Dennis Eugene Brackett Roger William Brackett Frances Jeanette Bradley June Elizabeth Bradley Mary Sue Bradley James Anderson Bradshaw, 111 Patricia Ann Bradshaw Guy Julius Bridges, Jr. Judith Ann Brittain Mary Emma Brittain Barbara Ann Brooks Charles Earnest Brooks Janet Yvonne Brooks Robert William Broome James Samuel Brown, II Patricia Brown Robert Eugene Brown Samuel James Brown, Jr. Heber Keith Brunnemer, Jr. James Edward Bumgardner Johnny Augustus Bumgardner William Ray Bumgardner Margaret Aliena Burr Charles Leonard Burton Ronnie Dills Byrd Barbara Ann Caldwell Grace Rochelle Caldwell Bobby Carroll Carswell Alfred Roy Castle Berry Wendell Cauble Doricia Ann Champion Peggy Sue Chapman Braxton Lee Childers lien.e Roberta Chinn Virgil Edmund Clarke Dorothy Arliece Clayton Kathryn Ann Clemmer Linda Lou Cloniger Alene Maxine Cohen Margie Lee Collins Roger Duane Comer Charles George Conner Gladys Mae Conner Geldia Ann Cooper Alma Eunice Cope Charles Costner, Jr. Jerry Lee Cunningham Peggy Ann Dalton Elizabeth Ann Daniel SOPHOMORES SOPHOMORES Frances Olene Davis Gene Ray Davis Joyce Anne Davis Nancy Deal Winifred Faye Deaver Gardley Powell Dees Pete Gus Demetriades Marilyn Josephine Detter Elizabeth Ann Dettmar Margaret Rose Dickerson Gary Gene Dills Richard Lee Dixon William Robert Dixon Tom David Efird William Harley Enloe ' Ann Spurrior Ealls Martha Moore Falls Ralph H. Falls, Jr., Jerry Michael Farrell Jimmy Dean Faulkner Barbara Ann, Ferris Daniel Fred Flowers Wilson Alexander Forbes, Jr. John Frederick Ford Patsy Patricia Foster Harvey Lee Foy Phyllis Rave Garrett Patsy Jean Goerge Sue Foster Gettys Charles Ray Gholson Bobby Dellinger Gibby William |oel Gibson Charles Benjamin Gillispie Robert Preston Glover Nancy Grace Goble Daisy Louise Goodnight Martha Allvn Grebble James Charles Greene John Greenlee Caroline Sue Gregg Jerry Wayne Griffin Max Ellis Grigp Sandra Kay Gripp Carolyn Mae Grissom Gerald Dean Grissom Clara Sue Guffey Marilyn Lucille Gunter James Ralph Hale, |r. Tip Leon Hamby Maxie Taylor Hamilton Thomas Norman I lamrick Glenda Gail Harbin Watson Luther Hardee Gerald Hardin Edna Lee Harrison Grace Edna Hawkins Sylvia Ann Hawkins Jerry Lee Heavener Larry Randall Heavener Sue Heavener Mary Helen Helton Linda Lee Henderson Nancy Ellen Henkle Jerry I amar Hill RoheriU.ee Holder 1 r ' P ' jttyn Edith Mae Holland Lredrick Cecil Hubbard, Barbara Lou Huffstetler Edward Joe Huffstetler Peggy Jean Huffstetler G Carl Holden Hunnicutt Edith Aline Hutchins Alice Nadirie Hyleman Bain Delores Jenkins Gary Reginald Jenkins James Donald Jenkins Carolyn Joyce Johnson Doris Lynne Jones Jerry Herbert Jones Rosa Nell Jones SOPHOMORES 0 M0 R ES Ef isy ' Mane Km V r f V J I rw IDorothy Rel inum 1 Gi s George Kiliveros D jrothy Suzanne Killian William Howard Kincaid, Jr. I AJretta Gail King Jack Ralph King Wilson Marshall LaFar Lyman Faust Lance, Jr. John Franklin Lane, Jr. Rebecca Ann Lane Joseph Merriman Lasater Nancy Carol Laws Brenda |oyce Leaphart Elizabeth Jane Ledford Janice Ann Lee Carl Marvin Lewis, Jr. George Ernest Lewis Georgia Ann Linebergcr I Ielen Levon Lineberger Linda Gay Lineberger Virginia Louise Littlefield Richard Wilkins Littlejohn Andrea Lane Long Joan Elizabeth Long Michael Wilson Long Christina Lee Looper (o Ann Lowe Jimmie Lee Lucas Sherry Kay Lyda David Amos Lyles Naomi Fay Mahaffe Allen Lester Mantooth Charles Wilson Mantooth Rebecca Rose Marlcv Lctha Geneva Mart Dorthy Ann Martin George Macare Mason Oscar Franklin Mason Patsy Jean Mauney Peggy Irene May Ob Gerald Reid McAbee Reeves Emory McAllister Porter Lee McAteer Robert William McCarter Rufus Larrv McCarter L»- Barbara Jean McDonald Harvey Allison McDonald David Eugene McGill Mary Jean McGill Nellie Frances McGraw Joyce Barbara McLamb Shirley Ann Messer Don Henry Miller Douglas Edward Mincey Richard Wayne Monday Nancy Jorita Moody Lester Marvin Moore Linda Ann Moose Earl Glenn Moss Robert Turner Moss Grace Carolyn Murphy Robert Lee Murray Robert Smith Myers Wanda Eulla Myers Nancy Ann Nance William Charles Newton Eleanor Rebecca Oates James Tracy Ormand Nora Ann Orr Vivian Elmina Parham Barry Charles Parker Sylvia Dale Parks Jon Eric Parrish Donald Larry Parrott Betty Ruth Patterson SOPHOMORES SOPHOMORES Doris Elizabeth Payne Jean Ann Pearson Raymond Loftin Pearson Dean Carlton Pendleton Sara Ann Pen land Howard Edward Perkins Barbara Marion Peterson Ernest Quentin Petrey Floyd Darrell Phillips Jearleen Vivian Phillips Reginald Adrian Poteat Nancy Margo Powell Pattie Ann Pressley Cecelia Anne Price Joyce Caroline Pritchett Leroy Clyde Purkey Linda Lee Putman Laura Ann Putnam William Lowary Queen Gail Marie Query Frank James Quinn Lamar Grady Quinn Joe Rhyne Rankin Doris Elizabeth Ray Roger Lee Ray Loretta Louise Reel Richard Bennett Reinhardt Tommy Jerome Reynolds M vra Louise Rhyne William Russell Rice Donald Lee Rimmer James Edwin Robinson James Leland Robinson Martha Dahl Robinson Jo Ann Rockett Richard Excellc Rockett James Robert Roper Cortlandt Rochet Rosebro Paul Anderson Russell William Carl Rustin, Jr. fl 1 1 O D j ' rf i • h V Do ris Jane Sahms Ruby Anita Sams Joyce Lee Sanders William Floyd Sayers Betty Jean Scroggs Jerry Neil Scruggs Shirley Lee Seagraves Gene Hugh Shannon Irene Jeanette Shires Charles William Shubert Larry Donald Simmons Nancy Carolyn Sims George William Sloan, Jr Cynthia Joy Smith Donald Crais Smith Eddie Carroll Smith James Garrison Smith Peggy Lorraine Smith Robert Ray Smith Ronald Aden Smith Sylvia Frances Smith Verna Lee Southard J Bobbie Ruth Spargo Sandra Lee Spargo Jerry Franklin Sparrow Shelby Jean Sparrow Ollie Gaynell Spencer William Lewis Spencer Doris Frances Stewart John Gilliam Stewart Mary Lee Stewart Walter Roger Stewart Hazel Lorene Stiles Donald Dwight Stinnette Patricia Ann Stockton Carolyn Amelia Strickland Gloria Gay Stroup James Stewart Stroup Bennie Ellis Stroupc Peggy Jean Stroupe SOPHOMORES SOPHOMORES Hazel Irene Styles Betty Jean Summey Erskine Thomas Summey, Jr. Thelma Louise Sutton Barbara Joyce Tate Doris Marie Tate Grady Marion Taylor Lawton Eugene Taylor Leon Terry Jerry Thomas | immy Douglas Thomas Mice Laye Thompson Charles Ronald Thompson M ary Bradley Thompson Nancy Louise Thompson Gus Leonard Trakas Jane Caroline Tull Ellen Rosezite Turpin Smithy Roger Uren Emerson Jefferson Vanderford Judith Carol Veasey Carroll Wayne Veetch Shirley lean Voylcs Paul Eugene Walsh, Jr. Linda loan Warlick Jerry Lranklin Warren lames Lee Watson Nancy Ann Weaver Robert Erskine Weaver Zell a Kay Welch Garland Bryant Wellman James Lamar Whisnant Betty Jean White Charles Donald White Robert Wayne Whitesides Janie Louise Whitworth Carey Eugene Wiggins Juliet Wilder |oycc Ella Mae Williamson Carol Marie Wilson SOPHOMORES Kathryn Nelle Wilson Trent Ramsey Wilson George Caldwell Winecoff, Jr. Ralph Douglas Woodring Daniel Coit Wray John Thomas Wyatt David Franklin Young Jacqueline Young Rachel Young MARSHALS The Marshals were selected to be ushers for the 1954 Graduating Class. Since then they have acted as hostesses for various other programs held at the high school. BUILDING COMMITTEE Stacy Robinson, Chairman Sam Sloan David Jordan Nancy Looper Murray ' Rudisill Lee Dixon Vick Smith The students are proud of their new library, the new South wing, and the Vocational Building on Seventh Avenue. Now that the building program is completed, a renewed effort has been placed upon neatness within and without the high school build ing. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE Don Owen, Chairman Annette Sims Bill McCarter Mary Ann Carothers Billy Caldwell Tina Looper Marlene Humphrey The Public Relations Committee has been the liaison between the Student Council and the Stu¬ dent Body. These talented young artists have created public opinion and dramatized the thinking of the students. Their work for 1954-55 was out¬ standing. GROUNDS COMMITTEE Keith Collins, Chairman Leon Lewis David Younc. Ann Barker Jerry Gunter Gaynelle Spencer Horace Turner During 1954-55 the Student Council promoted a successful school improvement program. They were very ably assisted by the Grounds Committee. Thev in turn were aided by the I fomeroom Officers. CUSTOMS COM MITTEE Mary Jane Hanna, Chairman Deanna Dent Bill Sayer Peggy Gray Libby Daniel Marshall LaFar Jerry ' Crosry Kay Kincaid Many of the parents of the present students grad¬ uated from G.H.S. in 1925, 1926, and 1927. The present student body recognizes the fact that many ideals, traditions, and customs were initiated b these earlier students that arc worthy of perpetuating. Gastonia High is not organized upon a set of rules. It is operated upon the Honor System. David Tino Charlie Gray Tommy Efird OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary I reasitrer MEMBERS Bobby Blanton Roger Martin Vivian Feemster Ann Robinson Becky Dann Fronebercer Emily Smith Doris Jones Miss [insie LJnderwood, Sponsor Mr. I ranz EIolscher , Sponsor Page Seventy-eight COUNCIL The Student Council at Gastonia Senior High is an organization for student expres¬ sion and for the development of student leadership. It was organized in 1952 under the new constitution for the student body. The following students have served as President of the Student Council: Dan LaFar ’52-53; Carl Stewart ’53-54; David Tino ' 54-55. The work of the council is best expressed in the following three statements taken from Article III and Section 1 of the constitution: 1. “High School is an institution of learning and a place for young people to train for a better way of living.” 2. “The Honor System should be the basis of all conduct. Every effort should be given to the development of good citizenship based upon personal honor.” 3. “The school is widely known because of the things for which it has stood and for which it stands. The lives that we lead in school and out, as well as those that we lead later as adults, speak loudly as to the school’s worth.” HOMEROOM PRESIDENTS 4-A Ellis Bolick 4 B Mary Ann Carothers 4-C Durwood Hoffman 4-D Roger Martin 4-E Perry Pearson 4-F Sam Sloan 4-G Eddie Wellman 3-A Claire Atkins 3-B Phil Carson 3-C Vivian Feemster 3-D Donna jo Haynes 3-E Kay Kincaid 3-F Bud Leary 3-G Dwight Pearson 3-H Murray Rudisill 3-J Horace Turner 3-K Herbert Wilson 2-A Iohnny Barker 2-B Janet Brooks 2-C Alene Cohen 2-D Lee Dickson 2-E I Iarvey Lee Foy 2-F Sue Guffey 2-C David Jordan 2-H Doris |ones 2-L Bill Rustin 2-M Gaynelle Spencer 2-N Anne Stockton 2-P George Winecoff 2-J Tina Looper 2-R Jon Parrish Page Seventy-nine Roger Gene Martin Chief Monitor MONITORIAL COUNCIL Roger Gene Martin Buford Webb Blanton, Jr. Jerry Lawrence Crosby William Carl Rustin, )r. Peggy Jane Hliffstickler Mr. Franz Holscher . Monitor-in-Chief . . . Senior Assistant Chief . junior Assistant Chief Sophomore Assistant Chief . Secretary . Sponsor Monitorial Representatives Charles Ivey Loftin, III. Senior Mary Catherine Henson. junior Pete Glis Demetriades. Sophomore The Monitorial system of student participation in the Administration of Gastonia High was organized in the year 1924—1925 by Principal J. Eris Cassell. This was the first year that our present building was occupied. Un¬ der the New Constitution of 1952 the Monitorial system was defined as an organization of The Student Associa¬ tion of Gastonia Senior High. The Monitorial system has been one of the positive factors in the success of our high school. Gastonia Senior High is known throughout the state of North Carolina and southeastern United States for being one of the best disciplined schools. The students are recognized for their courtesy to each other, their re¬ spect for their teachers, their respect for the rights of others, and their honesty in every-day conduct. The Monitorial body is made up of elected representatives from each of the homerooms. The Monitorial Coun¬ cil is the Executive organization for the body of monitors. It is the duty of these two groups to lead the students in the development of good citizenship. Their direct responsibility extends to all school activities other than in the classroom. Bra rwi ; B S HEI i Mb ' 1 MONITORS Ray Alexander Keith Collins Peggy Harper Roger Martin Bill Rustin Claire Atkins Jerry Crosby Johnny Haynes Roland Mayberry Dan Shannon Pat Austin Donald Cunningham Mary Helton Peggy Moffet Mary Lee Short Anne Barker Elizabeth Daniel Charles Hutchins Alex Mullinax Sam Sloan Tommy Sue Barton Deanna Dent Roy Hutchins Robert Murray Ronald Smith Barry Bell G ary Dills Roger Glenn Jimison Sylvia Parks Gaynell Spencer Buford Blanton Sally Dozier David Jordan Jean Ann Pearson Mary Thompson Tommy Blanton Carmen Falls Kay Kincaid Joe Kenneth Poole Nancy Thompson Jean Boyd Harvey Foy Joe Ladd Peggy Pressley Scoop Lino Janet Brooks Becky Dann Froneberger Leon Lewis Gail Query Judy Veasey Mac Brown Patsy George Pete Lindsay Max Redding Carolyn Walker Vivian Campbell Larry Giles Georgia Lineberger Avis Rhyne Jerry Warren Berry Cauble Steve Girard Nancy Looper Ann Robinson Joe Waters Jerry Causby Marie Hamilton Mildred Love Stacy Robinson Wade Wright Gail Cherry Linda Cloniger Mary Jane Hanna Becky Marley Edith Rowland Linda Yoder Rachel Young Becky Dann Froneberger Editor-in-Chief Roger Gene Martin Chief Business Manager □ □ □ SPINNER STAFF Becky Dann Froneberger Roger Gene Martin . Sally Jo Koppen . Mary Ann Carothers . . . Janet Ann Lewis . Kay Dianna Bridges . Ellis Anderson Bolick, Jr, Nancy Anne Looper. Charles Ivey Loftin, III Carolyn Elizabeth Price Barbara Anne Holfeld . . Patricia Ann Austin . . . . . Editor-in-Chief . . .Chief Business Manager . Assistant Editor . Assistant Editor . Assistant Editor . Assistant Editor .Assistant Business Manager .Assistant Business Manager Assistant Business Manager Assistant Business Manager . Typist . Typist Gastonia High School published its first yearbook in the year 1922. The senior class of that year gave it the name The Spinner. It was a modest volume of 96 pages. There were only 36 pages of pictures. Sixtv pages were devoted to the Class Poem, the Prophecy, the Flistory, and the Last Will and Testament of the graduating class. The Spinner has grown to be one of the most outstanding yearbooks published in eastern America. It has received national recognition for the past seven years. In 1955 one thousand copies will be printed. The Spinner serves as one of the most powerful morale building forces in Gastonia Senior High. The traditions, the school philosophy, and the spirit of the student body are passed from one year to the next through the medium of the yearbook. Each volume is a portrayal of the activities of a happy and high-minded group of young men and women—all seeking to prepare themselves for better living and a more active citizenship. Patricia Ann Austin Mary Ann Carothers Janet Ann Lewis Kay Dianna Bridges Sally Jo Koppen Carolyn Elizabeth Price Barbara Anne Holfeld i. us Anderson MIXED CHORUS The members of the four vocal classes under the direction of Miss Josephine Osborne, have presented many programs in the school assembly and for the Civic Clubs of our city. Outstanding solo work has been done by Dan Ragan, June McDaniel, Vaneica Mauney, Evelyn Smith, Peggy Huffstickler, Bobby Freeman, and Clarence Short. The boys quartette composed of Clarence Short, Charles Smith, Dan Moss, and Bobby Freeman also received state recognition. The mixed chorus made up of advanced students received a superior rating in the District Music Contest. They also participated in the State Festival in Greensboro, N. C. Members: Roy Baker, Anne Barker, Earnest Brooks, Rachel Bumgardner, Betty Burnette, Peggy Butler, Mary Ann Carothers, Pinckney Carter, Sylvia Cooper, Lee Dixon, Doris Emmett, Bobby Freeman, Nettie Jane Ginn, Frances Glaze, Betty Jean Goodwin, Carolyn Griffin, Betty Faye Flanna, Mary Jane Hanna, Barbara Harmon, Betty Jean Hewitt, Dan Huffstetler, Peggy Huffstickler, David Flullett, Don Jenkins, Marlene Jones, Patsy Mason, Vaneica Maunev, lune McDaniel, Doris Meadows, Scott Moore, Dan Moss, Robert Patterson, Leroy Purkey, Dan Ragan, Janice Rogers, Elsie Ross, Clarence Short, Sue Simpson, Charles Smith, Evelyn Smith, Ronald Smith, Gaynell Spencer, Ann Stockton, June Thompson, Helen Ward, Delene Wells, Joyce Wilson, Doris Ray, Accompanist; Mart ' Robinson, Accompanist. DRUM MAJOR AND MAJORETTES Jerry Lawrence Crosby . . . Nancy Sue Goforth . Mable Jackie Wright Maky Lou Smith . i Anne Mitchell Summerell Drum Major . . .Majorette . . . Majorette . Flag Bearer . Flag Bearer GASTONIA HIGH SCHOOL BAND Mr. L. (). McCollum, Director The Gastonia I ligh School Band shows well the thirty years of progress at G.H.S. The first band was organized in the year 1926-1928 and was under the direction of Mr. Robert Smith. Mr. McCollum took over the d irection of instrumental music in the city schools in the year 1928 29. During his 26 years of teaching and musical direction the band has grown from an organization of 28 to one of ninety members. The present band has all musical instru¬ ments which are commonly used in this type of music. For the past six years it has received a superior rating in the state competition. Members of the G.l l.S. Band have gone on into a musical profession and are outstanding in their respective fields. For the past three years the band has been host to the District Band Clinic, d he following students played in the All-State Band Concert: Don Owen, Jerry Crosby, Betty Atkins, Roland Mayberry, Terry Wallace, and flail Martin. The following soloists won superior ratings in the state contest: Don Owen, Jerry Crosby, Frankie Norris, Russell Rice, and Herbert Wilson. fames Robert Abernathy Sylvia Rae Gardner David Allen Martin Charles William Shubert Sheila Jenneane Adair Sue Foster Gcttys Hall Alexander Martin Charles Lee Smith Betty Murrey Atkins Robert Gordon Haskett Oscar Franklin Mason Donald Craig Smith Anne Christine Barker Larry Randall Heavener Roland Leroy Mayberry Douglas Clyde Storey John Terrell Barker Maty Helen Helton Larry Taylor McElveen Peggy Ann Stradlev Nancy Jane Bell Rufus Boyd Llolland Phvllis Hope McGinnis James Stewart Stroup Carole tune Bolding Harold Wayne Johnson Nellie Frances McGraw Jack Arthur Stuart Dennis Eugene Brackett David JorcTan Rubv Ann McKnight William Darlington Todd James Anderson Bradshaw Daisy Jane Kayler Lawrence Alexander Moton Curtis Edgar Treadway Kay Diana Bridges Arnold Grayson Kellar Gr ace Carolvn Murphy Terry Parker Wallace James Samuel Brown Lyman Faust Lance Ronald Steen Noblett Paul Eugene Walsh Heber Keith Brunnemer Patty Leila Ledford William Donald Owen David Edwin Warnock Jerry Lawrence Crosby Carl Marvin Lewis Sylvia Dale Parks Sarah Ellen Warnock Donald Eugene Cunningham Carole Jean Lewis Dorothy Mae Parlier James Hubert Wilson Peggy Ann Dalton George Earnest Lewis Donald Larry Parrott Kathryn Nell Wilsyji Benita Jon Dameron Andrea Lane Long Jackson Townsend Ramsaur Sarah Alice Wilson Max Warren Davis Michael W ilson Long Richard Bennett Reinhardt George Caldwell Winecoff William Earl Evitt Christina Lee Looper Jerome Thomas Reynolds Daniel Coit Wray Wade Van Buren Fair Nancy Anne Looper William Russell Rice fames Donald Wright Carolyn Joyce Foster Oren Reid Manning Mary Catherine Robinson Norma Jean Yarborough Ann Lee Froncberger O Sam Keesler Marshall Samuel Robert Shi Peggy Houston Yearwood Page Eighty-five FINE YARNS Sally Jo Koppen Editor-in-Chief The first newspaper published by the students of Gastonia High School was in the year 1924- 25. Miss Carolyn Wray, then a member of the senior class, proposed the name Fine Yarns for the paper. Fine Yarns is published once a month and every high school student is a subscriber. The 1954- 55 staff was selected on a competitive basis. A high quality of journalism has been shown in the various issues. STAFF Editor-in-Chief Sally Jo Koppen Junior Class Editor .Charles Case Sophomore Class Editor .Sylvia Parks Exporters— Peggy Gray, Audrey Thornton, Betty Atkins, Sue Simpson, Anne Summerell, Marie Moore, Annette Sims, Zoe Styers, Mary Lou Smith, Christine Jenkins, Kay Kincaid, Claire Atkins, Vivian Feemstf.r, Sally Dozier, Carmen Falls, Avis Rhyne, Jane Hemphill, Marjorie Glover, Jerry Causby, Malcolm Brown, Lou Littlefield, and Bobby Blanton. Typists Vivian Campbell, Earline Lineberger OFFICERS Raymond Alexander . President Maxine Allen . President Phil Carson . Vice-President Claire Atkins . Vice-President M J i ffl l ■ % ' 1 A ■ The second year Latin students have been organized into two clubs during 1954-55. Their philosophy has been that there was plenty of opportunity for fellow¬ ship, service, and guidance in the realm of the classics. The climax of the year was a Roman banquet with corresponding Roman entertainment. Regular meetings have been held every other week. Members: Grady Adair, Maxine Allen, Raymond Harrison Alexander, Claire Atkins, Helen Babington, Robin Babington, Ted Bell, Shirley Bess, Rachel Black, Buford Blanton, Philip Carson, Charles Case, jerry Causby, Ilene Roberta Chinn, Marvin Crane, Carrie Jean Crary, Jerry Crosby, Benita Dameron, Nancy Dixon, Wanda Dockery, Helen Louise Elmore, Car¬ men Isabel Falls, Vivian Feemster, Nadine Gaddis, Sylvia Gardner, Larry Giles, Margie Louise Glover, Charles Gray, Lreddie Vonne Gwaltney, Margaret Lavinia Harper, Ann Hawkins, Janie Heilig, jane Carole Hemphill, Mary Catherine Henson, Elizabeth Mae Houser, Hilbert Harrison Huffstetler, Mary John son, Brady Johnson Keziah, Kay Kincaid, Jo Ann Klutz, Joe Ladd, Mary Jane Long, Marilyn Malone, Marie Moore, Avis Rhyne, Sara Rhyne, Ann Robinson, Jerre Roper, Evelyn Smith, Sandra Smith, Victor Smith, James Summey, Kenneth Styers, Nancy Thompson, Bettv Williams, Grace Judith Wright, James Wright, Norma Jean Yarborough. LATIN CLUB THE FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA The L. T. of A. Club is celebrating its seventh birth¬ day at G.FI.S. This organization is promoted by the National Education Association and the N.C.E.A. Membership is confined to members of the graduating class. Activities of the club center around program meetings, annual banquet, and practice teaching in the city schools. Members: Katherine Anthony, Anne Christine Bar¬ ker, Amy Marie Brooks, Doris Ernestine Campbell, M ary Ann Carothers, Joyce Cathey, Lewis Randolph Cody, Deanna Dent, Elizabeth Ann Flowers, Ann Lee Froneberger, Sylvia Gardner, Betty Jean Glenn, Libby Glover, Nancy Goforth, Peggy Gray, Carolyn Virginia Griffin, Mary Jane Hanna, Martine Drake Haynes, Margaret Nell Henderson, Doug Hoffman, Barbara Anne Flolfeld, Leah Christine Jenkins, Sally Jo Kop- pen, Darrell Leon Lewis, Janet Lewis, Nancy Anne Looper, Joyce Lyons, Rachel Lavina McArver, William John McCollum, June McDaniel, David Mackorell, Peggy Moffett, Marie Moore, Sarah Morrison, Don Owen, Perry B. Pearson, Carolyn Elizabeth Price, Janice Lee Quinn, Harriet Joyce Redding, Sue Simp son, Cecile Annette Sims, Emily Smith, Mary Lou Smith, Anne Summerell, Dottie Summerrow, Priscilla Thomas, Audrey Jean Thornton, David Ricker Tino, Phyllis LIren, Zoe Ruth Weber, Jackie Wright, Bettv Carolyn Young, Velma Ann Young. OFFICERS Anne Siimmerell . President Leon Lewis . Vice-President Pecgy Gray . Secretary Perry Pearson . Treasurer The Bible Club has a threefold purpose: fellowship, service, and guidance. Two meetings are hold each month—a night meeting is devoted ' inspiration and fellowship. The noon meeting features guidance pro¬ grams. Service is rendered the school through the presentation of a Thanksgiving. Christmas, and Easter Assemble program. 1 he local club is an affiliate of the state organization of Bible Clubs. Maw-vw: Maxine Allen, Elsie Uexander, Joyce Alexander, Bettv At¬ kins. t l.tire Atkins. Ro Baker. Carole Balding, Jane Barnes, Helen Beaver. Jimmv Black. Jeanette Bolick. Bobbv Bradlev. Martha Bradlev, Irene Bradshaw. Audrcv Broadway. Ruth Brown, Bettv Brvmer, Barbara Burleson. Leonard Burton. Pegg Butler, Doris Campbell, Shirley Cat renter. Shitlev Carrigan. Charles Case. Doris Cashion, Doricia Champion, Celia Clanton, Arliece Clayton, Sara Beth Collins. Sylvia Cooper, Melva Cope, Charles Costner, Jim Costner, Hilda Craig. Jerr Crosbv, Benita Dameron, Barbara Davis, Bill Davis, Doris Dickerson, Lee Dixon. Nancv Dixon. Doris Emmett. Hard Evatt, Norma Fletcher. Ann Flowers, Sybil 1 redell. Patsv Freeman. Orpha Glaze, Nancv Goble, Norma Grayson. Jean Gregg. Carolyn Griffin. Maxie Hamilton. Bettv Fave Hanna. Barbara Harmon. Edna Lee Harrison, Billie Harvcv. Ann Hawkins. Jane Carole Hemphill, Catherine Henson, Marie Herron, Bettv Jean Hewitt, Frances Hoffman, Elizabeth Houser, Avanelle Houston, Dan Huffstetler, Glenn Huffstetler, David Hullett, Marlene Humphrey, Jean Hunsinger, Charles Hutchins, Roy Hutchins, Mary Johnson, Peggy Jolly, Marlene Jones, Kosa Jones, Daisy Jane Kavlor, Rita Kester, Ann Kincaid, June Kino, Barbara Ledford, Elizabeth Ledford, Clenda Lewis, Janet Lewis, Ami 1 me beige r, Helen Lineberger, Lois Little, Tina Looper, Mildred Love, David Lowe, Carol McDaniel, June McDaniel, Harvey McDonald, Man lean McGill, Frances McGraw, Sonia McSwain, David Martin, Laura ders, Alveda Seymour, Bob Shi, Clarence Short, Anne Siler, Sue Simpson, Don Smith, Irva Smith, Mary Lou Smith, Sylvia Smith, Gene Sosebee, San¬ dra Spargo, Carolyn Strickland, Kenneth Styers, Zoe Styers, Thelma Sutton, Loretta Talley, Ben Taylor, Audrey Thornton, Horace Turner, Kay Van Pel;, Judv Yeasev, Helen Ward, Nancv Wellman, Frances Whitaker, Halleen Whitworth, Bill Wise, Judy Wright. BIBLE CLUB DRIVERS EDUCATION CLUB ' ‘1 r aW-IP® ' 14 M iJIM ' ■ 1 Drivers Education is Gastonia High’s newest course. The Gastonia Chamber of Commerce instituted this addition to our curriculum and Mr. Robert L. Stapleton was selected as teacher. The twenty-five students are organized into a club for the purpose of developing good public relations and for rendering many sendees in the field of safer driving. The club secured the services of Sgt. Pike, nationally known speaker and entertainer, for an assembly program. Sgt. Pike is sponsored by the N. C. Truckers Association. The club leaders were: Members: Joel Reeves Anthony, Mamie Anne Barker, Edna Mae Bradshaw, Joseph Wayne Briggs, Shirley Anne Carrigan, Melva Louise Cope, Barbara Alma Jean Davis, Norma Louise Fletcher, Wayne Everette Hall, Billie Yvonne Harvey, Charles Robert Johnson, Marv Sue Long, Mildred Gertrude Love, Sonja Gaye McSwain, Loria Lee Messer, Joyce Shirley Michaels, Mar¬ garet Elizabeth Norville, Barbara Ann Pritchett, Nell Rose Quinn, Jewell Caroline Raxter, Agnes Luellen Roland, Charles Allen Ruff, Lee Deforrest Talley, Delene Joyce Wells, Wallace Gordon Williams. The students who are taking the Distributive Education course at G.H.S. are organized into a club for further experiences in social and professional relationships. The climax of the year ’s work is the Annual Bosses Banquet held at the Masonic Temple. More than fifty guests are entertained on this occasion. Members: Samuel Franklin Angel, Sara Jane Angel, Barbara Jane Ballew, Gerald Larry Braswell, Richard Albert Brown, Richard Walter Cole, James Lonnie Glampett, Howard Reid Costner, Vera Winifred Davidson, Billy McCarter Deal, Brathel Lee Dellinger, |erry Glenn Dellinger, Joyce Elcan nor Estes, Charles James Hardin, Tula Lucile Hoffman, Wayne Davis Houser, Marshall Hartwell Hubbard, Guilford Pierce Hyder, Mary Catherine Lane, Jerry Worth Lineberger, Joe Carl ous Lineberger, Betty Mattie Medlin, Shirley Ann Mauney, Alexander Mullinax, Richard Alan Payne, Boyce Maynard Redding, Jack Walter Southard, Janette Taylor Smith, Kenneth Eugene Stephenson, Nancy Rose Stroup, Edward Lowell Thomas, Chris Theo Trakas, Harvey Ray Wiggins, Ada Francis Wilson. DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION CLUB SCIENCE CLUB The Science Club was organized in 1950. The purpose of the club is to encourage research into scientific fir ! ds and to present the findings from these experiences. A trophy is awarded each year to the person who is voted as the most outstanding stu dent in the field of science. Members: Raymond Alexander, Claire Atkins, Edna Mac Bradshaw, Kav Bridges, Kieth Brunnemer, [errv Crosbv, Pete Dcmetriades, Lee Dixon, Sally Dozier. Vivian Feemster, Man Jane Hanna, Mars ' Catherine Henson, Kay Kincaid, Charles Lol tin, Nancy Looper, David Mackorell. Karl Parrish, Sylvia Rabb, Eddie Ramsev, Russell Rice, Ann Robinson, Jo Ann Rockett, Annette Simms, Sam Sloan. Mary Lou Smith, Ken Stvers, Mart Thompson, Nancy Thompson. LETTERMEN’S CLUB The Athletic Lettermen ' s Club is a service organization. The members assist in all activities in connection with the stadium and the refreshment stand. They serve as marshals at all football games. The motto of the club is “Better School Spirit in Gastonia High Athletics.” The club’s in¬ fluence has been shown in the high quality of sportsmanship at G.H.S. Thirty-seven members make up the 1954-55 roster. Members : Jack Anthonv, Ellis Bolick, Douglas Bryson, Tommy Burroughs, Jerry Carpenter, Phil Carson, Randy Cody, Daniel Fred Flowers, Bobby Froneberger, Steve Girard, Gene Raymond Gordon, Jim Gordon, Charlie Gray, Reggie Heavener, Doug Hoffman, Durward Hoffman, Jack Hopper, Feon Fewis, Robert Lindsay, John Long, Larry McElveen. Doug Mincey, Mack Pass- more, Joel Philyaw, Llarry Richard Ray, Howard Rhinehardt, William Morris Roberts, Edwin Murray Rudisill, Roger Sheppard, Peter John Spady, jack Arthur Stuart, Kenneth Stvers, Scoop Tino, Donald Keith Webb, Ray Whitaker, Keith Williams, Harold Workman. LIBRARY CLUB The Library Club is primarily a service club. Hundreds of hours of work are contributed by its members to the job of keeping a well regulated library. Gastonia Senior High moved into its new two hundred thousand dollar library in January, 1955. The most modern library service is now being given bv the school librarians, Mrs. John Riley and Mrs. Kemp P. Nixon, and the members of the library club. Members: Frances Bright, Sara Beth Collins, Nancy Dixon, Keith Haygood, Billv Jean Haskett, Carolyn Johnson, Cynthia Smith, Emily Smith, Rhea Spencer, Sally Wvly. V i } 1. " " 1 B • . J It . v ljL T ? f tH ; • Ti- 1 i ■ JP Sgll C H E E R L Mrs. John H. Smith Katherine Anthony Peggy Gray Betty Jo Kenley. . Sandra Smith Betty Williams Bobby E A D E R S Sponsor Chief Ann Falls Barbara Peterson Sylvia Parks Dan Moss Smith Franz FIolscher Head Football Coach joHNNY Smith. Assistant Football Coach Ted Carter. Basketball Coach Lawrence Davis Baseball Coach Co-Captains: Charlie Gray David Tino THE SCOREBOARD Gastonia 13 Rock 1 Iill 0 Gastonia . . . 20 T ri-City 0 Gastonia 14 High Point 19 Gastonia. . . . . 7 Greensboro 12 Gastonia 13 Central 13 Gastonia. . 27 Burlington 19 Gastonia 12 Winston-Salem 6 Gastonia. 6 Harding .26 Gastonia. 0 Asheville 19 Gastonia 14 Salisbury 40 Not since 1925 has Gastonia won a state cham¬ pionship in football. The sport of football has been the victim of a financial depression, World War II, and the reorganization of the city schools into a 6-3-3 plan. But every season Gastonia has let the state know that their team was in the AAA confer¬ ence. Decided progress in football has been shown under Mr. Franz I lolscher’s leadership. Football has been integrated into the overall educational program of the school. It is no longer the tail w hich wags the dog. 1 he 1954-55 season was a very successful one. No home game w ' as played before less than two thousand people. The 1954 team w r as an easy favorite with the fans. Page Ninety-five FOOTBALL ..’54 Managers Ellis Bolick Dean Stewart John Long Dan Flowers First row: Rick Hubbard, Jack Anthony, Allen Man- tooth, Ben Gillespie, Jerry Carpenter, “Scoop " Tino, 1 rent Wilson, Gene Shannon, Reggie Poteat, Jimmy Smith. Second row: Ralph Smith, Butch Webb, Howard Rhinehardt, John Barker, Gene Gordon, Joe Lee West, Jackie King, Marshall LaFarr, Jack Stewart, Jimmy Robinson, John Campbell, Cleveland Haynes. Third row: Jack Spady, Kenneth Styers, Ronnie Byrd, Richard Ray, Tommy Burris, Charlie Grav, Jim Gordon, Larry McElveen, Perry Pearson, Alack Passmore, Ray Whitaker, Wallace Williams. Fourth row: Charles Connor, Reggie Jenkins, Robert Broome, Clinton Rankin, Leon Lewis, Keith Collins, Roger Sheppard, Doug Hoffman, Doug Mincey, John Lane, Charles Mantooth, Leon Terry. BL — (flH B ■ ' ■ 1 ' Sr -» ■ft Mm - Is ■ ' - A- , Wm - r ' jm b • B ® - yf I • • B Bb BH B!| m BV 1 B -- vl -m “Scoop " Tino Doug Hoffman Keith Collins Jim Gordon Mack Passmore 1 “Butch” Webb Perry Pearson Roger Sheppard Tommy Blirroughs Charlie Gray ' Wallace Williams Jack Spady Leon Lewis Cleveland Haynes Ray Whitaker Page Ninety-seven BASEBALL Gastonia High has produced eight state championship teams in the last nine years. In 1946 Coach Jimmy Powell brought home the tirst troph ' ' He was succeeded by Mr. Russ Bergman, a Duke graduate. “Crash” Davis, a former student at G.H.S., returned to his Alma Mater in 1953. To his job of baseball coach he brought the experience of play¬ ing on the 1935 Little World championship Charles Kelton Vaughn Bryson Roger Martin Boeby Froneberger Keith Williams Reggie Heavener 1 Iarold Workman Doug Hoffman Roger Sheppard Jack Hopper Oren Manning Manager team and twelve years of professional ex¬ perience with the Philadelphia Athletics. During World War II he was an Athletic Director in the LI. S. Navy. In 1954 his Ameri¬ can Legion funior Baseball Team was the runner-up in the Little World Series. Ten Gastonia High boys played on this team. They were: Roger Martin, Roger Sheppard, Reggie Heavener, Keith Williams, Jack Hop¬ per, Harold Workman, Richard Costner, Boh Froneberger, Gary Withers, Junior Baucom. BASEBALL SCHEDULE Gastonia . .Cherryville Gastonia . Stanley Gastonia .Greensboro Gastonia .Winston-Salem Revnolds Gastonia . Salisbury Gastonia High Point Gastonia Mt. Holly Gastonia Burlington Gastonia.Charlotte Central Gastonia . Greensboro Gastonia.Winston-Salem Reynolds Gastonia .Salisbury Gastonia . .High Point Gastonia. Belmont Gastonia . Burlington Gastonia Charlotte Central K... jr K. - 31 First row: Ronnie Byrd, Leon Terry, Joel Gibson, Junior Baucom, Jerry Carpenter, Bill Roberts, Joel Bravvlcv, 1 larold Workman. Second row. Roger Sheppard, Charles “Chick” Kelton, Doug Hoffman, Richard Costner, David Price, Reggie Heavener, Jack Hopper, Troy Black, Larrv Ware. Third row: Coach “Crash” Davis, Braxton Childers, Bobby Hodge, Robert Murray, Jerry Scruggs, Roger Uren, Billy Caldwell, Maxie Hamilton, Johnny Haynes, Vaughn Bryson, Roger Martin. Fourth row: Elliott Schneider (Manager), Jim Gordon (Manager), Gene Shannon, Keith Williams, Bobby Lroneberger, Berry Cauble, Oren Manning ( Manager ). Pnge Ninety-nine Front row: Butch Webb, Reggie Heavner, Lin Hollowell, Doug Hoffman, Chick Kelton, Jerry Carpenter. Standing: George Winecoff, Jack Spadv, Billy Campbell, Robert Lindsay, Leon Lewis, Oscar Mason. Managers: Johnny Long, Ellis Bolick. The 1954-55 Basketball team was the most sensational since 1929. By landing the fourth place in the Western AAA Conference, they were entitled to play in the State Tournament at Wilmington. In the opening game they defeated Raleigh, the defending state champions. In the next round they defeated the highly favored Burlington team. In the final game of the tournament the score was Asheville 61, Gastonia 52. The deciding factor in the game was the height of the Asheville players. Gastonia played three consistent and inspired games in the State Tournament. I hey were definitely the favorites with the fans. Each varsity player on the Gastonia team re¬ ceived an honor. Doug Hoffman received the coveted ‘‘Most Valuable " place. Doug Hoffman and Chick Kel ton were placed on the All Tournament AAA Conference Team. Lin Hollowell was placed on the mythical second AAA Conference I earn. Reggie Heavener and Robert Lindsay received Honorable Mention. Coach Ted Carter was credited with the most improved, best coached, and scrappiest team in the state. STARTING SIX Reggie Heavenep. Lin Hollowell Robert Lindsay Billy Campbell Doug Hoffman Chick Kelton THE SCOREBOARD Gastonia. . . .... 69 Mvers Park . 64 Gastonia... .... 67 West Mecklenburg 33 Gastonia... ....78 Harding 56 Gastonia . . 69 Burlington . 59 Gastonia. . . . ....88 Myers Park . .40 Gastonia.... . . .59 Greensboro . 68 Gastonia . . . . .67 Winston-Salem . 62 Gastonia. . . . . .54 Salisbury . 69 Gastonia... . . .76 Charlotte 61 Gastonia. . . . . . .57 Asheville . 53 Gastonia . . . . .76 Winston-Salem 56 Gastonia.... ....85 High Point . 57 Gastonia... .... 49 Asheville . . .78 Gastonia 64 Greensboro 68 Gastonia.... .... 52 Salisbury . 75 Gastonia.... ... 84 Charlotte . 64 Gastonia.... ....91 West Mecklenburg 60 Gastoni a.... ....71 High Point 46 Gastonia.... . . .61 Burlington . . .81 Gastonia. ....53 Raleigh . .49 Gastonia 62 Burlington . .42 Gastonia.... . . . .52 Asheville . 61 Page One Hundred BASKETBALL Doug Hoffman was elected most valuable basket¬ ball player in the AAA State Tournament. G.H.S. placed Doug Hoffman and Chick Kelton on the All-State tournament basketball team. Lin Hollo- well placed on the second All-State basketball team. Reggie 1 Icavener received favorable attention from the fans throughout the state. “Chick Kelton was one of the smallest players in the AAA Conference, and yet one of the best. Gastonia’s AAA Conference 1 ournament Team which made basketball history for our high school. Doug Hoffman made the highest scoring record in the history of Gastonia High School. FEATURES -■ «..vUai £ Patricia Ann Austin W H O’S WHO The Seniors who appear in this section were selected by their classmates on the basis of leadership, service, character, and scholarship. These students have made definite contribu¬ tions to the school and have been outstanding in campus extracurricular activities. They rep¬ resent the true spirit of Gastonia Senior High School. Buford Werb Blanton, Jr. Pa ' e One Hundred Pour Ellis Anderson Bolick, Jr. Rebecca Dann Froneberger Craig Douglas Hoffman C harles Allen Kelton Sally Jo Koppen W H 0’S W Nancy Ann Looper Roger Gene Martin Carolyn Elizabeth Price Roger Kenneth Sheppard David Ricker Tino Most Athletic ROGER SHEPPARD—CHARLES KELTON Unsung Hero and Heroine NANCY LOOPER—ELLIS BOLICK Most Likely to Succeed LIN HOLLOWELL—MARY ANN CAROTHERS Most Intellectual ROGER MARTIN—ANNE SUMMERELL Prettiest BENITA DAMERON Handsomest BOBBY WILSON Wittiest RANDY CODY—ANN LEE FRONEBERGER Best All Around BECKY DANN FRONEBERGER—DAVID TINO Most Talented PEGGY GRAY—DON OWEN « Page One Hundred Ten Atkins, Betty Murrey Austin, Patricia Ann Barker, Anne Christine Beaver, Doris jean Beaver, Helen Lo Bisanar, Rachel Anne Bradshaw, Edna M e Bradshaw, Effie I Bridges, Kay Dianna Brooks, Amy Mari Burkett, Patricia Lee Cable, Nella Mae Campbell, Vivian Cl Carter, Nancy Lane Dent, Deanna Drake, Marjorie Martin Dye, Barbara Cleo Foy, Helen Louise nette Robinson rbar Ann ily Ellen elyn Jo’Neil ary Lou oe Catherine ell, Anne Mitchell Margaret Ann on, Audrey Jean an Carolyn ms, Phyllis Ann Yoder, Mnda Michael No Photograph 1 he National I lonor Society was st4rtedj)y die National Association of Secondary School Principals. It is promoted by the National Education Association. It is the largest group of its kind in the entire world. 1 he greatest honor which can come to a high school student is to be elected to membership in the National I lonor Society. 1 he National I lonor Society was started to stimulate scholarship in the secondary schools of the country, and to endeavor to place secondary education on higher levels. It was decided from the beginning to recognize character, service, leadership, and scholarship in the students of the high schools, and in so doing to stimulate all members of the high school to try to attain those attributes and those elements of high standing. O O Page One Hundred Eleven CLASS DAY OFFICERS Janet Lewis Bobby Smith Eddie Ramsey Sammy Sloan Historian Poet Prophet . , Lawyer Page One Hundred Twelve gaUcnia ■gaotma. •Cfobfonui r t H p$p x Cfa WEB i v jfc ai la; tmitiin T ' lSi s o Mttft ei«T»»’ ja a i«Sl f ' .y Mmi y fi t Wi ni Ui% rulr t flg Hill i f A j Brlllfr’ ' || ' 4 K TlRp r V ——» tl - MyL . TjZ ptfHmilttftill iNnMfjf I I. ! MrV n y n v :v j ' if Tv 4 : -y 1 m WiA if.- SB ; Vi Ta if r -»4p- V A 1 1 1 wPii S P O N S O R S Abernathy Furniture Company Jim Long, Inc. Acme Petroleum Fuel Co., Inc. Dr. Charles E. Lyday J. F. Bess Company Sam McKay, Jr. Brewster Buick Company Manning’s Clothing Footwear Bryant Electric Repair Co., Inc. Morris Jewelers Bryant Supply Co., Inc. Nelson Iron Metal Co. C. D. A. Store 0. C. Penegar Co. Carson Sporting Goods L. S. Rankin Sons Cato’s The Rawlings-Todd Co. City Lumber Company Leon Schneider, Inc. Craig Motor Company Southern Supply Company R. C. Cherry Spurrier Company Clyde’s Pure Oil Service Station Sidney’s Eagle Stores Gene Smith Pontiac, Inc. Elliott Little Furniture Co. Tom’s Barbecue Frank Loo Laundry T and T Super Market Franklin Drug Thomas Motor Sales, Inc. Holsum Baking Company The Vogue Jay Williams, Inc. Page One Hundred Eighteen A ' .L ( PaH s y yj $y Compliments of 1. H Charter, incorporated UJomjm CCdC Ua U i 4, (iXAAJJi yj2 x_ ypr j y JLuffijl £usJ- JuvyA Operating -«cv2v tt CARTER TRAVELER COMPANY MILL DEVICES COMPANY Page One Hundred Nineteen insure With WATSON Gaston County’s Largest Insurance Agency FIRF—AUTOMOBILE—PUBLIC LIABILITY WORKMAN ' S COMPENSATION—JEWELRY—FURS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS—ACCIDENTS—HOSPITALIZATION BONDS—BOILER WATSON INSURANCE AGENCY, INCORPORATED 201 East Franklin Avenue MUTUAL INSURANCE POWER TO THE CLASS OF ’55 We’re proud oi you ... proud, too, of the chance to serve a new generation of young Piedmont citizens. Our best to you as you move forward, in a free and respon¬ sible community ... where your own will and effort are the measure of achievement. DIKE POWER COMPANY Page One Hundred Twenty o - — c Congratulations TO THE CLASS OF 1955 4 MATTHEW S-BELK COMPANY Serving Gastonia and Gaston County For One Half Century h- ' e f Gastonia ' s Largest and Most Complete Department Store V, n Page One Hundred Twenty-one CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES in all the great things that Tomorrow has to offer you Compliments of Rankin-Armstrong Company 124-132 South Marietta St. Phone 5-0611 Gastonia, North Carolina Quality Furniture Page One Hundred Twenty-two Compliments of AKERS CENTER PHARMACY The Store of Service Phone 5-3411 MAXWELL BROTHERS " Gastonia ' s Leading Furniture Store " Telephone 5-2621 223-231 West Main Avenue GASTONIA, N. C. Page One Hundred Twenty-three BEST WISHES SAM L. ROBINSON, JR. Portraits and Commercial Photography 204 S. Broad Street Phone 4-2231 Your Commercial Photographer for this Annual Compliments of Quality Merchandise at Popular Prices KINCAID COTTON COMPANY INCORPORATED ★ Paul Kincaid, G. H. S. ' 24 F. W. Mangum, G. H. S. ' 24 Edwin A. Robinson, G. H. S. ' 34 Mrs. R. J. (Frances Howe) Gray, G. H. S. ' 34 J. C. Owens, G. H. S. ' 42 Paul Kincaid, Jr., G. H. S. Earl W. Robinson, G. H. S. ' 33 Members: American Cotton Shippers Association Atlantic Cotton Shippers Association New York Cotton Exchange fDEPA TMBNT STORE s GASTONIA, 146 W. Main St. N. C. Phone 7296 Compliments of Smith, (Ohuq, Sio’ieA. Page One Hundred Twenty-four Compliments of Beal Builders Supply, Inc. Why not be among the more particular and select your sea food from a sea food market where varie¬ ties can be selected. LADD SEA FOOD Roosevelt Tire Service Phone 6511 Phone 5-1229 GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA BARKER SUPPLY CO. Hardware—Paint Sporting Goods Corner York—Hawkins Road Free Parking Dial 5-1340 GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of CAROLINA CLEANERS 209 S. Firestone Boulevard GASTONIA, N. C. SPENCER-RHYN E COMPANY OFFICE SUPPLIES FURNITURE PRINTING GREETING CARDS BOOKS STATIONERY Phone 5-2356 and 5-2357 Page One Hundred Twenty-five Compliments of FIRESTONE TEXTILES f DIVISION OF FIRESTONE TIRE AND RUBBER CO. GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Cocker Machine and Foundry Company Manufacturers of TEXTILE MACHINERY GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Congratulations, Seniors! Page One Hundred Twenty-six AUTOMOTIVE PARTS, INC. Distributors of Original Equipment Replacement Parts 312 E. Franklin Avenue Dial 7279 4 • L — 7 . ‘-XI . ' C.t 1 . WILSON TRANSFER CO., INC. 712 W. Airline GASTONIA, N. C. Dial 6308 " Large Enough to Serve you, and Small Enough to Appreciate Your Business " Bradley Flyer Repair Company Flyers—Pressers—Cap Bars—Bolsters Bobbin Gears 1314 West Second Avenue GASTONIA, N. C. Phone 5-1692 E H, Bradley, Proprietor Lawrence F. Holland, General Manager Bill Martin Leader in V. H. F. — First in U. H. F. EXPERT SERVICE ONLY FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS Dial 5-1664 Open 9 A.M. To 8 P.M. 211 S. Trenton Gastonia, N. C. RED FRONT CLEANERS “Gastonia’s Predominating Cleaners” PLANT BRANCH S. York at Chester Sts. 275 West Mam Street Phone 5-4531 Phone 5-4331 GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Compliments of CITY MEAT MARKET “The Market that sells Bargains” Compliments of Norlander Young GASTONIA, N. C. Page One Hundred Twenty-seven .Jl ' 7 V J _ ,J 1 °V A n f F y H O J ' jf 1 U R ■? Dry Cleaning j? •rtl AT NO EXTRA CHARGE ft QUICK LHIinDRV IIIIII CLEHDERS V ) 307 West Franklin Avenue Page One Hundred Twenty-eight Congratulations to the class of 1955 PYRAMID ELECTRIC COMPANY Congratulations To The Class of ' 55 From MOSS REXALL DRUGS Your Prescription Druggist 1051 West Franklin Avenue LIGHTING CENTER Lighting Fixtures and Lamps 240-242 East Main Street Phone 5-4850 GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Phone 6141 QUALITY CLEANERS Grady A. Jenkins, Owner 903 Bessemer City Road GASTONIA, N. C. TARTE ' S ESSO SERVICENTER 914 W. Franklin Ave. Phone 5-5318 Gastonia, N. C. Car Care Saves Wear Page One Hundred Twenty-nine 7 - Congratulations, Class of ' 55 V ( J8 y ?Jy BELTON TYPEWRITER COMPANY y y ot (A GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA V Best Wishes Vj f A. M. SMYRE Manufacturing Company COMBED COTTON and SPUN RAYON YARNS Page One Hundred Thirty J A, Long F. M. Byrd, Jr. LONG BROTHERS Roofing and Heating Contractors 122 East Airline Avenue Phone 5-0721 GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of J eien 3 239 West Main Street Dial 5-1991 Floyd Dellinger Helen Dellinger LEONARD ' S FIRESTONE FLORIST 1306 West Franklin Avenue GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Phone 5-0041 Compliments of J. K. LONG, JR. Paul Stewart Machine Company Spinning Room Supplies and Repairs Wilkinson Boulevard—Opposite Country Club Phone 6185 P. 0. Box 14 GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Compliments of RAINBOW PAINT STORE 143 West Franklin Avenue Phone 6440 G. G. Walker Motor Co., Inc. De Soto—Plymouth—CMC Trucks Sales and Service PHILCO APPLIANCES Garage: 130 West Airline Ave. Appliance Store: 160 W. Long Ave. Phone: 9781 Chavis Textile Sales Company Textile Machinery Cr Supplies 802 Bessemer City Road GASTONIA, N. C. Phone 6232 Card Supplies Page One Hundred Thirty-one -S 2 iyf v AA ufr ' I Vr M Ik V X ty QUINN ' S GULF SERVICE CAS AND OIL TIRES AND ACCESSORIES Chester at Frankli Phone 5-5431 GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA ' P. E Quinn, Sr., P. E. Quinn, Jr., and Charles E. Quinn, Owners GIFT LETTER SHOP CHINA, CRYSTAL, AND SILVER Wedding Invitations Announcements 214 E. Franklin Avenue Gastonia, N. C. Phone 5-2692 Compliments of Compliments of STANLEY ' S JEWELERS LEWIS MOTORS, INC. " THE KING OF DIAMONDS " Ford Products Honest Values—Convenient Terms 193 West Main Avenue GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments from CAROLINA FLORIST Phone 5-1218 508 South York Street GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA BEST WISHES OF Petty Machine Company 612 E. Franklin Avenue Phone 5-2161 Compliments of SWISS CLEANERS A B Shoe Shop Specialists in Bicycle Shop FINE DRY CLEANING 116 E. Airline Avenue RUG CLEANING—DYEING Phone 5-5471 1623 York Road Dial 5-3891 Page One Hundred Thirty-two Compliments of Central Yarn and Dyeing Company Quality Package DYEING AND FINISHING Of Cotton and Synthetic Yarns DIRECT, BLEACHED, BLEACHED BOTTOM PASTELS, DEVELOPED AND VAT COLORS Ju JtZis-o rZ X ju-y — — - jj jX utv jo _ Xl y y cy ' yL tAs- ' Compliments of V Aj2xX yUUxJUui s crc y it y C Xcr WIX ACCESSORIES CORPORATION X. JU b X 7 rt lAA. 0 j -. .. CtK A i Vy jV-C wt y-cX ajLt gIA zs y d hrzX ' V b r- X Page One Hundred Thirty-three X 3 rr .y . A x W S3 y y Y cy i 1 A L yx V ' V E»E, SmiWii I II QUALITY TEXTILE MACHINE PARTS |f{| Check us for Quality, Check us for Service Aulton B. Smith, Owner Phone 5-4311 GASTONIA, N. C. D. W. DAWN AND COMPANY 1330 W. Franklin Avenue GASTONIA, N. C. Phone 5-4248 Decorating, Decorating Materials Compliments of Albion Grocery Co. Wholesale GASTONIA, N. C. Phone 5-5321 2023 W. Franklin Avenue Phones 5-2368 and 5-2369 GOSSETT MACHINE WORKS, Inc. General Mill Repairs Drawing a Specialty GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Gastonia Mutual Building and Loan 283 W. Main Avenue Phone 5-1581 GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS! TEMPLE THEATER Page One Hundred. Thirty-foui Page One Hundred Thirty-five INSURANCE REAL ESTATE George A. Jenkins Agency, Inc. 427 West Franklin Avenue GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Telephone 7286 P. 0. Box 800 Compliments of i. N. Garber Cotton Company 706 East Airline Avenue GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Compliments of BLAINE FURNITURE CO., INC. “See and Save’’ New and Used Furniture 148 W. Airline Avenue Dial 4-1352 GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of DIXIE MACHINERY COMPANY Textile Parts and Machinery GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of Double Cola Bottling Company Bottlers of: DOUBLE COLA SUN DROP ORANGE CRUSH CHEERWINE NU-GRAPE MIL-KAY Dial 5-1131 GASTONIA, N. C. Page One Hundred Thirty-six SAMPLE SHOE STORE “Exclusive Wear With Every Pair” Tony Emanuel, Manager 150 East Main Avenue 5. (jrigcj SHEET METAL WORKS GASTONIA, N. C. The Valet Men ' s Shop, Inc. Finest of Men’s Wear 109 S. Marietta Street GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF ' 55 CINDERELLA Names You Know Shoes You Love GASTONIA, N. C. G. D. Taylor, Jr., Co., Inc. COTTON GASTONIA, N. C. 1203 E. Ozark Ave. P. 0. Box 41 Telephone 5-2336 Long Distance 37 Life-Saver Tubeless Tires New and Used Tires—Recapping—Tire Service Where to Call B. F. Goodrich Company 110 East Main Ave. Phone 5-0091 Norris Supply and Machine Co. Norris Engineering Co. Automatic Heating Plants Motorola Television—Norge Appliances GASTONIA, N. C. RADIO STATION W L T C 1000 Watts 1370 KC For you and your family P. O. Box 1010 Gastonia, N. C. Page One Hundred Thirty-seven Page One Hundred Thirty-eight Drawing, Lap Machine £r Comber Rolls Textile Gears, Machinery Parts Cr Supplies ALEXANDER MACHINE CO., INC. Phone 5-5222 1414 W. Franklin Ave. Box 2505 GASTONIA, N. C. ENNIS ATKINS STUDIO PORTRAIT—COMMERCIAL PHOTOENGRAVING 301 N. Falls Street Phone 5-2541 Serving Gastonia Since 1910 SWEETLAND RESTAURANT CANDIES—FOUNTAIN SERVICE DINNERS—SEA FOODS—STEAKS 24 Hour Radio Dispatched Wreckers CITY WRECKER SERVICE GARAGE BODY AND FENDER WORK 613 E. Second Ave. GASTONIA, N. C. Dial 5-4002 Rankin Craig Dan Craig Compliments of John Hetherington Sons, Inc. Textile Machinery £r Supplies GASTONIA, N. C. LOUIE V. HAGAN Distributors PURE OIL PRODUCTS 308 East Franklin Ave. GASTONIA, N. C. P. O. Box 1124 Phone 5-4551 Compliments of McLEAN SON FUNERAL HOME 206 South Broad Street GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Page One Hundred. Thirty-nine IT 1 ,vr iy u r ,T " " { y . , V A 1 y -r ' . j try CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS OF 1955 MAY SUCCESS BE YOURS GROVES THREAD COMPANY, Inc. p • GASTONIA, N. C. 4..j _ . A % 1 a Established 1880 READ UW) J i J • THE GASTONIA GAZETTE For more than 75 years Gaston County ' s Great Home Newspaper Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday 30 Cents A Week By Carrier In All Gaston County Towns Compliments of Neal Hawkins Transfer Co., Inc. Dial 5-1281 GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Page One Hundred Forty BUY THE BEST FOR LESS at SALEM’S 238 W. Main St. Phone 5-5256 ★ Ladies’ Ready-To-Wear BRUMLEY PRINTING CO. Phone 5-4912 GASTONIA, N. C. K L U T T Z MACHINE FOUNDRY CO. 623 East Franklin Avenue GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of Jh e Sm art Si exclusive op WOMEN’S APPAREL 207-209 W. Main Street GASTONIA, N. C. " BE SMART—DRESS SMART " Page One Hundred Forty-one BEST WISHES TO ALL RUSTIN FURNITURE CO. West Main Street GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of PIEDMONT MOTORS, INC. LINCOLN-MERCURY 420 West Franklin Ave. GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of CREASMAN MACHINE COMPANY GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Compliments of THE GASTONIA BOTTLING COMPANY Page One Hundred Forty-two 7 - . - - - . - — Lawrence F. Hollond, (General Manager R. J. KELLY SONS RAYFIELD AND STEWART, INC. VO " r 5 7. ' Distributor TEXTILE SPINDLES THE TEXAS COMPANY Plant and Office 1314 W. Second Ave. GASTONIA, N. C. Phone 5-1692 Phone 5-1591 GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Compliments of RAWLINGS-TODD COMPANY GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of SAUNDERS DRY CLEANERS GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of SERVICE LOAN CORPORATION 202 Realty Building GASTONIA, N. C. Phone 5-0164 C. W Ballew, Manager Confidential Loans Made in a Few Minutes Phone or come in today VICTORY DRUG CO. PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY Phone 5-3872 Victory Station GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of VICTORIA BEAUTY SHOPPE Phone 5-4561 Compliments of Van SL een J Jewelers Optometrists Page One Hundred Forty-three Todd-Long Picker Apron Co., Inc. 618 E. Second Avenue ' South’s Oldest Apron Builders” + Industrial Belting Company Quality Leather Belting Congratulations to the Senior Class of 1955 Gastonia Brush Company Prescriptions Our Specialty We have filled over one million Phone 5-3401 Kennedy ' s Rexall Drug Store GASTONIA, N. C. Congratulations, Class of ' 55 Gaston Merchants Oil Company Distributor of Atlantic Products GASTONIA, N. C. “Triple Refined Atlantic Heating Oils” Page One Hundred Forty-four MARY McLEAN ' S 204 S. Broad St. GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of MORRISON COTTON COMPANY GASTONIA, N. C. LET US INSURE YOUR FUTURE Pilot Life Insurance Company R. M. Howard, Special Representative PURITAN FURNITURE CO. Factory Outlet Complete Home Furnishings Custom Made Living Room Furniture THE BEST FOR LESS 1819 W. Franklin Avenue GASTONIA, N. C. Compliments of PARKDALE MILLS, INC. P. 0. Box 535 Phone 5-2304 W. H. JARMAN COTTON YARNS 201-203 East Franklin Avenue GASTONIA, N. C. Quick Laundry and Cleaners 307 East Franklin Avenue Merchants of Cleanliness GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Compliments of RECREATION BOWL Phone 5-2642 212-216 E. Main GASTONIA, N. C. Page One Hundred Forty-five r y C yk j Compliments of SV REX MILL, Incorporated SPINNERS OF FINE COMBED YARNS GASTONIA, N. C. Sales Agent ABERFOYLE MANUFACTURING COMPANY Philadelphia, Pa. Ferguson Gear Company Manufacturers of i f j . . jm + , . V 9 ... - CUT GEARS CHAIN DRIVES jt-YLJ s A 9 fju ■ Congratulations, Seniors! Page One Hundred Forty-six Compliments of Gastonia Appliance Co., Inc. KELVINATOR PRODUCTS HOME FREEZERS—RANGES HOT WATER HEATERS—REFRIGERATORS Bottled Gas Installed Gas Ranges and Hot Water Heaters 134 South Marietta Street Phone 5-0191 Compliments of Pete Walker Shoe Repair Compliments of Craig Furniture Company 1241 W. Franklin Avenue GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Compliments of LINEBERGER REALTY COMPANY GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF ' 55 GRAY MILLS Shelby ' s Studio Serving Gastonia Since 1913 ★ Portraits and Commercial Photography Organized 1926 F. C. TODD, INCORPORATED Textile Machinery and Supplies P. 0. Box 737 Phone 5-4221 Page One Hundred Forty-seven Compliments of Gastonia Belting Supply Company Incorporated Manufacturers of Quality Leather Belting Distributors of Manhattan Rubber Coods Phone 5-2732 P. 0. Box 174 North Marietta Street GASTONIA, N. C. Congratulations, Class of 1955 GASTONIA PLUMBING HEATING COMPANY, INC. 1301 W. Franklin Avenue Telephone 7215 J, .Compliments of V HOWARD ' S BARBECUE “FINEST YET” . JACOBS LAUNDRY CLEANERS “Wash Your Duds In Jacobs Suds’’ Phone 6313 GASTONIA, N. C. Congratulations to The Senior Class on Their 1955 SPINNER GASTONIA COMBED YARN CORPORATION ROBERT GURNEY, President NEW YORK OFFICE: 389 FIFTH AVENUE GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Operating JEWEL COTTON MILLS IRENE MILLS CURNEY MFC. CO. Thomasville, N. C. Taylorsville, N. C. Prattville, Ala. Page One Hundred Forty-eight Congratulations to the Senior Class of 1955 SPENCER LUMBER COMPANY " Where Your Home Begins " For Your Home is Your Best Investment South Marietta Street and Seventh Avenue GASTONIA, N. C. GOOD WILL PRESS, Inc. COMMERCIAL PRINTING PROGRAMS—BOOKLETS Direct Mail Advertising Phone 5-4500 GRAY DANIEL, Inc. COTTON WASTE SELLING AGENTS GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Pa e One Hundred Forty-nine WITH ALL GOOD WISHES From TRENTON COTTON MILLS GASTONIA, N. C. Page One Hundred Fifty Compliments of VICTOR RING TRAVELER COMPANY Compliments of UNITED STATES RUBBER COMPANY 914-916 East Franklin Avenue GASTONIA, N. C. GASTONIA, N. C. Phone 5-0891 Compliments of Compliments of W. R. Sparrow Company Wakefield Optical Company Young Mercantile Company Compliments of Household Furnishings and Bibles POWELL MOTOR CO. On The Installment Plan 1804 West Franklin Avenue CADILLAC—OLDSMOBILE GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA USED CARS Page One Hundred Fifty-one Vaoe One Hundred Fifty-two u T V A ffaJL , r , m , V P " V W ES 0RATED CLASS OF 1955 V - , A % - • $ ' V?- GisTonin vEHETinn in mu compniv 710 East Davis — Phone 5-4210 D. D Duncan, Manager Manufacturers of All Kinds of CUSTOM MADE VENETIAN BLINDS To Fit Your Budget In Our Top Quality Blind We Use THE FAMOUS ROLLA-O-HEAD AND FLEXALUM SLAT AND TAPE Custom Mode — Porch Shades Traverse Rods — Metal Awnings Refinishing — Repairing Laundry Service £ o v K Ov 6 U 3 lA lm n-inx Compliments of CARSON ' S LAUNDRY Akers Shopping Center KIT CARSON ' S WASHERETTE 1614 W. Franklin Friendly Service Plus Quality Two shirts laundried free if you receive one with a missing button Compliments of YEARWOOD ' S 5-10-25c STORE Firestone Square 1209 W. Franklin Avenue GASTONIA, N. C. Ol ,y f UZ JL CsL_y X2_£_ B $ MACHINE C- ' p U - — 6 , Incorporated 2c p2 O — ' Designers and Manufacturers of TOOLS, DIES, AND SPECIAL MACHINES SPINNING CYLINDERS CEAR CARDS CARDS SCREENS CONVEYOR PIPE PICKER SCREENS SLASHER WORK TINS FOR COMBERS TWISTER TROUGHS JENKINS METAL SHOP, INC. Established 1912 TEXTILE SHEET METAL WORK GASTONIA, N. C. North Marietta Street Ext. Dial 6394-6395 Page One Hundred Fifty-four T „ ' If i Compliments of GOOD WILL PUBLISHERS 1520 York Rood GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA Anything In Textile Replacement Parts Speeder Parts Bobbin Gears Split Gears Coupling Gears Compound Gears Chain Drive Spiral Gears Cone Belts Comb Blades Winder Parts Spinning Parts Card Parts Drawing Parts Comber Parts Roller Chain Sprockets Silent Chain Sprockets V-Belts Lickerin Belts Ball Bearing Comb Boxes—Ball Bearing Units Textile Parts Machine Co., Inc. P. 0. Box 2615 GASTONIA, N. C. Phone 8564 Compliments of BROWN ' S RADIO AND ELECTRICAL SERVICE Phone 6471 Night 6014 515 W. Airline Ave. GASTONIA, N. C. PIEDMONT MACHINE SHOP GENERAL MILL REPAIRS 1401 West Gaston Avenue Phone 5-5128 GLENN JIM OWEN PAINT CONTRACTORS Phone 4-4079 834 South Jackson Street Compliments of BARKLEY ' S FOOD STORE 318 N. 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