George Washington High School - Compass Yearbook (Alexandria, VA)

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L- -XJ 750 LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA DIVISION OF EXTENSION The Compass George Wahington High School Alexandria Virginia A very good book vdth all activites pretty weil covered. The editing is well done and a logical plan is quite evident, hov rever, mechanical execution is marred by many defects. The title page is very unsightly and the blank pages in the class section are especially undesirable even though they might be used by some students for autographs. These could have been eliminatea eqsily enough. The tie-in of names with the pictures in the Senior section is very disturbing to follow. Pages 94-95 of the Athletic section are not pleasing. These illustrations coula have been worked in i-dth the reading matter on pages 9C-91 to make up a four page section which would be much improved in appearance. The photography appears to have been very good but the printing of the illustrations is very muddy. Some of this may have been caused by weak engraving or the quality of the paper (which is not of the best quality, by any means), hov;ever, better presswork and inking would have brought out the pictures into sharper prints. The printer evidently wasn ' t exactly proud of the book because his imprint is not to be found in it, either in the advertisements or otherwise. An excellent feature of the ad- vertisement section is the placing of snapshots throughout the pages OUR LOG . . . of 1948 The Compass of - - George Washington High School Alexandria — Virginia • 9 ■ f ■N31 Virglnlana UI) i03 ' )1f o:h- ' d Of Classes Property cf 2 The Library of Virginia i-nnionrJ VA Classmates ☆ J Of Dances ☆ 4 And Dates ☆ J 4 0 - — - - ■ r 7 And Other 8 Activities ☆ 9 We Dedicate (iur Har i?a l Raymond Carlyle Wood Hirst Hayes Edward Ralph Barclay Harlan Eugene Amandus James Sinclair MacLean, Jr. Robert B. Gills, Jr. Earl N. Tutt Joseph Anthony Tull John Duvall May Richard McGowan Robert Dunn Mcliwaine Robert Phillip Browner Joseph Leonard Goodrich Lyman Stephen Schlosser Winfred Amos Pearson Edmund Hunt Roberts, Jr. Donald G. Covey Samuel Haslett Meeks Dabney M. Cruikshank Ralph W. Fleming Frank Dudley Cahill Milton Rand Norton, Jr. Carl in G. King Robert Rumshin Herbert J. Petrello Benjamin J. Vos, Jr. George William Rutledge John B. Myers Elmer R. Bartlett Elwin Irving Browner, Jr. Charles E. Woodruff Ossie F. Snellings Charles Thomas Scott Charles Alvin Dunn Archie Baynes Norford Douglas R. Drake Israel Kleinman Clifford Henry Wayland J. D. GuiH Robert Hatfield George Francis DuFrane, Jr. William Francis Deeton Eugene A. Barry David Lester Gillett Alphus Eugene Arthur Charles Herbert Grimm Stewart Delaney Saffelle This Book ☆ “Let All the Ends Thou Aimest At Be Thy Country’s — Thy God’s — and T ruths. Be Noble and the Nobleness that Lies in Other Men — Sleeping but Never Dead — Will Rise in Majesty to Meet Thine Own.’’ — James Russell Lowell ’’aj-lsd r “PP iri am ' “° havs h”,Wot, o ' ’® ' - tga fhaoi . y°a’o„“ ' ca ' • ana? da. " " " ' ?Xo rX “o S o a ?SaX " - i ”a ° i " ? seen ““ ' ’ ' “ ' ’ ■ ' “pSeV " ao a Sly aZ ' ?a. ‘=» ' olce " It n.. ■ ' ' ' to 3 r rt ’®-‘®et the ®®«ln S9§§9mm ‘ " ’lah am ° ' ' «» oX “ " ' ’“ ' •Ca aaaej. , aaaem , J oura 4 7 Z 7] i 12 Our School ☆ Mr. Robert W. Garner, Mrs. Josephine Tolbert, Assistant Principal in Charge of Boys Assistant Principal in Charge of Girls Miss Jean White, Guidance Director ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Seated. Left to Right: Miss Stuart Jones. Miss Margie Robertson. Mrs. Virginia Dougherty. Miss Agnes Reynolds. Miss Eleanor Currin. Miss Frances Ribble. Standing. Left to Right: Miss Edwina Parker. Miss Lucille Keeton (Department Head). Miss Agnes Carico. Miss Lynnwood Kinder. Miss Unis Woodward. Miss Eunice Guill. Absent from picture: Mrs. Robert Bauer. Miss Frances Armistead. Mrs. Mary Snider. Miss Sylvia Somers. HOMEMAKING DEPARTMENT Left to Right: Mrs. Mary A. Parker (Department Head) . Miss Phyllis Taylor. DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Left to Right: Miss Florence Miller, Miss Marcella T rotnow. MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT Seated. Left to Right: Miss Katherine McElroy, Miss Helen Iddings, Mrs. Wapella Houchins. Miss Margaret Powell. Standing. Left to Right: Miss Lucy Williams. Mrs. Elizabeth Allport. Miss Elizabeth Thrift, Mr. Irving Lindsey (Department head). Miss Thelma Maddox. Mrs. Madaline Hill. SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT Seated. Left to Right: Miss Katheryn e Baugh, Miss Elaine Weil, Mrs. Pearl Hart, Miss Dorothy Torpey. Standing, Left to Right: Miss Dolly Callahan (Department Head), Mrs, Ruth Elgin. Mr. John Hart, Mrs. Lulu McFarland. FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT Miss Elizabeth Eisenberg MUSIC DEPARTMENT Left to Right: Mr. Philip Lester, Miss Lucie Landen. SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Seated. Left to Right: Miss Sue Florence. Miss Mary Fogel, Miss Christobel Gates, Miss Lula Whittaker. Standing, Left to Right: Mr. Frank Kapriva. Mr. Archer Millican (Department Head). Mr. William Hillman. Absent from picture: Mrs. Virginia McCullough. LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT Left to Right: Mrs. Robert Baur, Miss Frances Armistead. Mrs. Marion Van Saun, Miss Charlene Kiracofe (Department Head), Miss Thelma Pruden. INDUSTRIAL ARTS DEPARTMENT Seated, Left to Right: Mr. Charles Dunn. Mr. Charles W. Drury, Mr. W. B. St. John. Mr. Charles Riddle. Standing. Left to Right: Mr. John Larsen. MILITARY DEPARTMENT Colonel and Mrs. George Patrick. Mr. Nelson Coe. Mr. Hensel Miller. LIBRARY DEPARTMENT Left to Right: Mrs. Marilyn Miller, Miss Blanche Helm, Mrs. Nellie Clayton. COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT Seated. Lett to Right: Mrs. Gertrude Humphrey. Mrs. Jane Hastings. Mrs. Grace Montgomery, Mrs. Dorothy Smith. Standing. Left to Right: Mrs. Mary Butcher. Miss Margaret Jones. Mr. F. Vaughan Pultz (Department Head). PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Seated. Left to Right: Mrs. Faye Rosser. Mr. Thomas Fitzgibbon. Mr. Paul Mackey (Depart- ment Head) . Mrs. Jane Gregory. Standing. Left to Right: Mr. Raymond Sanger. Mrs. Pauline Murray. OFFICE STAFF Seated. Left to Right: Mrs. Margaret E. Bibb, attendance clerk: Miss Helen Jones, head clerk. Standing. Left to Right: Mrs. Marion B. Holl- Mrs. Shaffer away, Miss Ethel A. Baker, attendance clerk. And Now Seniors m Senior Class Officers History As the end of the year approaches, we recall past events and realize what an active and happy time we have had. Leading the parade of events was the first day of school and the discovery of the long awaited new wing and cafeteria. Next, came the first football game with T. J. which was played here and ended in a tie. Senior Class meetings and the election of president and vice- president, and later a January chairman, caused much talk and speculation. “Maybe It’s Love’’, a comedy, was presented by the Dramatics Club and was acclaimed by all. The Thanksgiving holidays came along and were greeted with cheers as was the result of the Thanksgiving day football game, score GW 32 — WL 7. New on the program was a senior football queen and court. The team was later honored at a football banquet with the Quill and Palm Dance following. Long awaited Senior Day finally arrived and the Seniors took over the school with cries of glee. The next happy event was the dismissal of school for the Christmas holidays. Exams approached and January graduates prepared to leave. Baccalaureate Service cam6 first, followed by a gala Senior Prom and Commencement. Then, a new term began. A marvelous minstrel show was presented by the Music Club. The Juniors treated the Seniors to the Annual Junior-Senior Prom. The Seniors again took the spotlight on their hilarious Class Night. The days slipped by and the June Class had its Baccalaureate Sermon. The enjoyable prom was followed by the June Com- mencement, and thus our Senior year ended. !9 Edward Sheridan President Richard Hutcheson Vice-President CHARLES EVERLY Chairman, January Class Clara Jane Alspaugh January A smile as big as her heart. Steuart Anderson June Track star . . . gay and handsome. Burton Archer June He ' ll be an aeronautical engineer and a good one. too. Alveta Arthur June Surveyor’s jewel . . . smart little business woman. Mary Bagnell June Blonde bombshell . . . attractive to the oomph degree. Sonia Fay Bailey June Keen and capable . . . sweet and sincere. Robert Weaver Baker June Deadeye ... on the rifle team, that is . . . smooth. JUANITA BALDIGA June She’ll set styles as a dress designer. CHARLOTTE BALDERSON June A radiant smile and an entrancing manner. Robert Ballenger January Nose for news . . . passion for drama. 20 Joan Barry January Pert, pretty and promising. Diane Beeson June Wants to be a nurse . . . always full of vim and vigor. Jack Barton June Always on the go . . . Student Council officer . . . Compass Associate Editor . . . busy man. Solomon Block June Stars as quarterback. Joan Bason June Naturally friendly with a smile to match. Agnes Bayliss June After Stiayer ' s she ' ll be secretary to some lucky man. Betty Lou Boley January Her ability exceeds her size. Joyce Bowie June Never dull . . . radiates friendliness and good humor. Ann Beattie January Cute and sweet . . . beautiful brown eyes. Doris Bowman June Smart . . . good looking too . . . Surveyor associate editor. 21 Nelson Bright June He’s as bright as his name. Mart Brown June The lady’s from Maine . . . always ready for a laugh. Mary Ann Brill June Happy-go-lucky . . . never a frown from Mary Ann. Lorraine Bullock June Whether serious or gay, she’s still our own Lorraine. Beverly Brooks June Adorable is the word for her . . . vivid and lively. Nancy Jane Burchell June Irresistible . . . keen sense of humor. Dora Mae Brooks January Pep, vim and loads of friends. Cynthia Burhans January First rate student . . . first rate friend. Allen Brown June Shy guy . . . crazy about horses. PRISCILLA Burhans January She’s as smart as a whip . . . and nice. too. 22 ANNE Burke June Blithe spirit . . . dancing blue eyes. Francis Burke January A friendly grin for every one. Richard Buschman June Happy-go-lucky . . . kid from Brooklyn. Sidney Caldwell June Cute . . . believes in taking his time. Joe Campbell June That southern drawl . . . Tarheel. Dolores Penister Cantrell January Cute and lively . . . vivacious. Barbara Chandler June Precious . . . spontaneous and irresistible. Margaret Caporaletti June Attractive with a wardrobe to match. Mary Caporaletti June Engaging ways . . . always chipper and cheerful. Virginia Caporaletti January Lively and winsome as can be. 23 Harriet Carger June Her smile is as quick as her wit. Hubert Clarke January He ' s something special . . . the little colonel. Unaline Carter January Footlights and greasepaint are her desire. Sarah Ann Cary January This little gal goes over big. Walter Chambers June Charming . . . steady temperament. Katherine Chanuncey June Sharpshooter . . . Mainstay of girls’ rifle team. Ray Cobean June Everybody likes Ray . . . whatta guy! Rita Colangelo January Pretty, lively and likable. Rose Colangelo January Friendly, smart ... as nice as they come. Catherine Collie June Blondie . . . frolicsome and full of fun. 2 Jeanne Conant June Likes to laugh . . . lively as bubbles in ginger ale. Betty Ann Cook June Versatile, energetic . . . fun to be with. Edward Crane January If it’s about sports, he ' ll know it. Joyce Cranford January Dark and lovely . . . one of G. W.’s song birds. Bettylea Cross June Pint-sized package of T. N. T. Herbert Cross June Fun for all and all for fun. William Crowder January A G. I. with plenty to offer . . . he’s all reet. Anthony Daukas January Bashful . . . but, Oh, so nice. ROBERTA Davenport June A naturally wonderful kid. Charlene Davis January An honor student in every way. 2J Lynwood Davis June Ladykiller . . . nice and nice looking. Mike Davis June Blonde and brawny . . . goes for sports with a bang. Martha Dean June Rated A in .scholarship and fellowship. Anne DeLacey June A sweet face and a gay smile. Nancy Dickens January The students’ friend . . . the teachers ' joy Thomas Dickison June Overflowing with wisdom and charm. Leona Donley June Cute and lively . . . full of pep. Lawrence Dove June His cheerfulness has won many friends. Clarence Dowell January He ' s well liked . . . nice wavy hair. Jack Duvall June Good looking and nice, nice, nice! 2G Shirley Duvall January Sunshine and good nature are her trademarks. James Dyer January Snappy guy . . . virile and vigorous. Roy Ellison June Live, laugh and be merry . . . fun to have around. Allison Embrey June Headed for the Merchant Marine and the briny deep. Shirley Embrey January Sweet sincerity . . . ready, willing and able. CHARLES Emmons June The paper must come out . . . T.S. S.O.S. Tommy Ennis June He ' s a man’s man . . . and the girls go for him, too. CHARLES EVERLY January Ready wit and a smooth line. FRANCIS FADELY January A real go-getter is he. Joanne Fair June Bright and gay . . . cute personality. 27 -ms Betty Jane Farrence June Drum majorette " par excellence.” Dolores Fast June One in a million . . . that indefinable charm. Gilbert Feagans June Salon photographer ... an ardent follower of the fairer sex. Jerome Feldman June Quick on the draw . . . he’ll always get by. Carr Ferguson January A master of wit and intelligence. Douglas Ferrell January Tardy but hardy . . . many pleasing qualities. Marshall Fitton January Friendliness is his middle name. Buddy Fornshill June The life of the party. Joyce Foster June Wonder gal . . . Student Council vice president. Rodny Frantum January Enjoys life . . . he ' s everybody’s pal. 28 William Joseph Fredeking June A little big guy. JAMES Freeman ’ January In his case G. I. stands for grand and intriguing. Lorraine Fulls January A sincere and loyal friend, that’s Lorraine. Don Fankhouser June Debonaire, dapper and dignified. Howard F. Futch January Amiable vet, polished and suave. Pat Gaines June A person you love to be with. David Gates June Artistic flair . . . blond, handsome, heartbrcaker. Gertrude Gibson January A " never-say-die” spirit . . . sweet gal. William Gillinger June Blond, cute, future West Pointer. Miriam Gore January Cute coCjuette, one of our glamor girls. 29 Catherine Gorham January It’s a pleasure just to know her. Campbell Gray June Man about town . . . Oh, those eyes! Whiteford Grimes January Ah. yes, life is but a laugh. Emily Grover June Diligent and dutiful . . . always ready to help. Fred Gunn January Picture of a perfect cadet . . . industrious, too. William Haygood June Strictly on the beam . . . smooth. Leon Hamilton June Outdoor guy . . . one of those twins. Ray Hamilton June Mighty mite . . . crazy about the Alexandria Boys’ Club. William Gully June Doris Hammill He will shake the scales of Justice. June She ' s as sweet as sugar candy. 30 Robert Hanna June Lads and lasses will remember his passes. HAROLYN HAYMAN June One of G. W.’s most stylish . . . So-o-o-chic! Claude Harris January Plenty nice ... a wow with the women. Betty Ann Harrison January Soft brown eyes and a shy smile. Patricia Harryman June Cute kid . . . never a dull moment around Pat. Ramon Hathaway June That suave type . . . marvelous on the dance floor. Barbara Heflin June Her future’s up in the air . . . as an airline hostess, that is. Frances Henderson June Her talented toes will take her to the top. Joan Herendeen June Gay smile and a care-free air. Patricia Hewitt June Short and sweet . . . quite all reet. J Betty Jane Hirst June Twinkling eyes . . . calm and serene. Daphne Hobson June Vivid, sparkling and adorable. Diane Hobson June Lots of fun . . . dry humor . . . hates to be called a Yankee. Bonnie Holeman June A truly " bonnie " lass . . . engaging air. SUZANNE Hopkins January Sweet and lovely . . . not easily forgotten. CHARLES Horne June Senior class secretary . . . witty as the day is long. Doris Hoffman January Born for success . . . witty personality. John Henry Hughs January An all-round good fellow. William Hogan January Mischievous but nice . . . what a dancer! Richard Hutcheson June Give me more worlds to conquer. 32 William Hutchison January Cooperative is the word for him. Thomas Hydh June A smile that melts the girls’ hearts. Thomas Jacobs June Speedster . . . Star miler . . . he’s cute, too. CHARLES JENNINGS June Contagious laugh . . . mirthful is the word. Francis Kavaljian June Strictly a sporstman. football, track team. Nancy Kelly January Like gravity . . . she draws attention. Robert Kelly June Irish grin . . . never a dull moment around him. Francis Kick January Letterman . . . smile that launched a million friends. Nancy Jordan June Edward Kidd She likes people . . . people like her. January Swell guy to the Nth degree. 3J Ruth Kimball January Sweet, blonde, and what a major! Barbara Ann Kimble January A truer friend you ' ll never find. Jean Klein June Cute clothes . . . cute smile , , , cute gal. Donald Knight June Strong, silent type . . . likable, too. Jean Koller June Just call her Texas . . . nice as they come. Anna May Kolshak January Always ready with one of her lovely smiles. Jean Kramer June She has that different look . . . But on her it’s oh, so nice. Joseph Lamm June Athletic manager ... A real man’s man. Nancy Landstreet January Smart and pretty ... we think she’s nice. Stella Latsios June Quite a gal . . . music is her special interest. 34 Edith Ann Laurie June The smile that ' s always there. Arnold Levinson June Nutty but nice . . . always laughing, always gay. Edgar Lee June Corny but cute . . . intellectual type. Mae Katherine Lewis January Eive feet of sweetness and dynamic energy Rosa Ann Lee January The G. A. A.’s capable president. Walter Loftin June Southern Railway, train schedules, and whistle stops. Carol Leef January Sincere, and a real live wire. ANDY Logan June A little guy with a great big grin. Tommy Le Vines June His main interest is girls, girls, girls. Bob Logwood June Husky he-man ... he has vitamins to spare. 35 Elizabeth Love June You can always bet on Betsy. Thomas Lovelace June Nuts about motors . . . first lieutenant in cadets. CHARLES Loving January Friendly, laughing, and nice . . . Alexandria Boys’ Club. John Lytle June Smooth and suave . . . Mary Carol Lucas January Pert and peppy . . . fun to be with. Carol Macomber June Sweet and smiling . . . competent and charming. Robert Madaris June Short, blond, a regular guy . . . artistic. Emily Madison January Jolly disposition . . . easy going ways. Emile Maigret June A wonderful tonic for dullness. Selma Margolin June Sweetness and intelligence are her bylines. 36 w 0 Frances Marks January Her charm accounts for her popularity. Mary Martin January Friendly, natural . . . amiable disposition. Jean May June Sweet and gentle face . . . refreshing. Audrey Mays January An open heart for everyone. Janice McClosky January Lucky is the boss whose secretary is she. Betty McDermott June Plenty on the ball . . . always having fun. CLAUDE McFarland June A future teacher in the making. Shirley McKlveen January Tiny and terrific — Cadet captain. James McLain June His smile packs a terrific wallop. Jo Ann McLaughlin January Smooth . . . charming ... a good dancer. 37 Angelo Meletis January Millions of friends ... a swell guy. Peter Meletis June Dark and dashing ... a sure winner. Barbara Millan June Sharp as a tack ... a precious package. Bettie Miller June Fun and laughter wherever she goes. Margaret Miller January Popular gal . . . has charm to spare. CHARLES Mills June Quite a physique . . . blonde and brawny. CHESTER Mills June Husky, healthy and handsome. ANN Montgomery June G. W.’s loss is Maryland U.’s gain. CHARLES Moore June As lively as the day is long. Betty Moroknek January Capable, conscientious . . . always ready with a smile. 38 0 Vernon Morris June A gleam of mischief lights his eyes. Marilyn Morrison June Captivating and graceful . . . fascinating blond. Betty Morton June Likable lass with a lilting laugh. Pat Morton January Sophisticated, pretty, and provocative . . . that ' s our Pat. Edith Mostyn June Considerate unaffected . . . just swell. Jacqueline Murtha June Saucy bangs . . . dream girl . . . your Compass editor. Dorothy Myers June Yea team . . . She keeps ’em cheering . . . slick chick. Marion Olds June Demure damsel ... on to Middleburg College. Lee Opie June A wealth of humor . . . now in sunny Cali- fornia. Joan Orr January A musical comedy star of the future. 3D Gail Osborne June Globe trotter . . . will attend Swiss U. of Lausanne. John Owen June Red-haired dynamo ... a real livewire. ROBERT Owens June Tall guy . . . artistic ability ... a future in Commercial Art. CHARLOTTE OZMENT January Merry and marvelous . . . dynamic and terrific. Martha Paisley June Views life through rose colored glasses . . . an equestrienne. Ronald Palin June Dimples highlight a broad grin. Harold Parish June Good looking . . . let’s take things easy. Ray Parker June The young man with a horn. Mary Jean Pettey June Easy on the eyes . . . easy-going, too. Marion Peyton June Bright, gay , . . headed for Texas and Rice U. 0 Betty Pittman June She ' s all mirth ... a grand gal. Preston Poates June A dreamer . . . everybody ' s friend. Harvey Reamy June Handsome vet . . . ear-to-ear grin. Margaret Reece January Disarming smile ... an abundance of brains and charm. Dora Rhodes January Friendly . . . has a way with people. Robert F. Richards January He radiates friendliness . . . plenty of energy to spare. Nancy A. Richardson June Another Florence Nightingale . . . flaming hair. Paul Riley June Smiling Irish eyes. Joyce Reynolds June Nice and likable ... a friend to be proud of. 41 Cecil Robbins June The little man with a great, big grin. Kathryn Robey June A cute little trick with energy galore. Peggy Rogers January She puts the pep in pepper. Barbara Rountree June Crazy about " the wild blue yonder " . . . future airline hostess. Susan Rowe January Sunny and sparkling ... a future secretary. Bernard Russell June Nonchalant and quiet . . . friendly nature. Bernice Russell June An intriguing brunette . . . lovely features. Katheryn Sadouskas June Quiet and sedate . . . efficient and dependable. Richard Bruce Salmond June Easy going . . . takes things as they come . . . friendly grin. Patricia Saunders June Has brains as well as good looks. 42 Elizabeth Savage January Unfailing good humor . . . sweet to meet. Robert Schoen January Eyes full of mischief . . . honor student. Lorraine Scheulen January Always ready with a witty answer. Elaine Schrott June Magnetic wit . . . merry brown eyes . Peggy Schwab June Twirl that baton . . . infectious laugh. Beverly Shaffer June The power behind the scenes, main interest is dramatics. Charles Shealy June Surveyor cartoonist . . . he ' ll go places in the art world. James Sheppard June Lively, ingenious and likable. PEGGY SHEPPARD June Dark haired dynamo . . . riotous and rollicking. Bernard Sheridan June Funny man . . . sure to climb to the top. 43 Edward Sheridan June Mr. President . . . one of G. W. ' s favorite sons. Mary Lena Sherwood June Curly haired cutie . . . quite a gal. Florence Silverman January Petite parcel . . advertisement for good grooming. James Simon January Full of fun and brimming over with mischief. Betty Jean Smith January Quietly charming . . . amiable and ready to please. Harriet Smith January Lustrous blond hair . . . fascinating and scintillating. Mary Alice Smith January A winsome smile and a winning G. W. lass. Robert Smith June How pleasant to have him at G. V. Sandra Smith June She ' ll help patients to a quick recovery as a nurse. Tex Smith June One of those little men ... he puts the em- phasis on sports. Barbara June Snell January Atomic blond . . . such popularity must be deserved. Betty Joy Snyder January A tiny bundle of everything nice. Denny Souris June A G. W. boy that’s sure to click. JUDITH SULLIVAN June Better late than never, but worth waiting for. VIRGINIA SUBLETT June She’s happiest when she’s singing . . . sweet smile. Lee Suthard January Great disposition . . . refreshing . . . good student. John Swisher January One of G. W.’s friendliest . . . and best liked. Burla Taylor June Winsome and effervescent . . . lovely tresses. Constance Taylor June A musician to the core . . . darling personality. Kathryn Teller June Delightful, demure, and dainty. 45 Carl Thorne June Good looking but quiet . . . hear him blow that horn. Barbara Toms June Always ready for fun . . . refuses to look on the dark side. Gloria Toms June She ' s got that certain zing . . . attractive, too. Pat Tooker January Vivacious . . . poised . . . has distinctive charm. Rawleigh L. Tremain June Straight forward look ... a real square shooter. Margaret Ann Utterback January Genial . . . always ready with a helping hand. CHARLES Van Houten June Charming and friendly. Alfred Vermillion June Quiet at first, but once you get to know him — WOW ! Fritz Velke June Handsome leading man . . . versatile lad. Mary Wagner June Demure and dainty. 46 Dru Walsh June Svelte and smooth . . . bright and witty. Pat Watson January Our favorite . . . G. W. ' s love ' .y football queen. Tony Wells June Plays a sweet sax ... a regular guy. Marion Wiles June Short and blonde and full of fun. Zander Wilkes January Formerly of the Navy . . . tall and handsome. Bernice Williams June A true southern belle is she ... a future nurse. Joanne Williams June As lovely as a Dresden doll . . . graceful charms. Nancy Williams J inuary G. W. ' s doll-like artist. Kathleen Willis June Pretty, witty and wise. BRYAN Wilson June Easy going is Bryan . . . that ' s one reason for his popularity. 7 1 Raymond Wilson June Amiable smile . . . Care free disposition. Margaret Winterwerp January Sweet face . . . vivacious and affable. Raymond Wells January Singing veteran . . . full to the brim with high spirits. Keith MacDonald June " The assembly will please come to order” . . . football, track. i J Hall of Fame Most Popular: Billy Rorer Pat Watson Most Athletic: ROSE Ann Lee Billy Rorer Most Likely to Succeed: Richard Hutcheson Kathleen Willis Best All Round: CHARLOTTE BALDERSON John Dohner Wittiest : Frances Kick Harriet cargar Best Dressed : Pat Morton Mike Davis 49 Senior Day JO Underclassmen J Juniors ☆ JUNIOR OFFICERS Standing, Left to Right: James Gahagan. Anne Sheridan, Miss Pruden, Luther Gore. Seated: Kenneth McDonald. THE JUNIOR CLASS The Junior Class got off to a start this year by electing as its officers Kenneth McDonald, president; Luther Gore, vice president; James Gahagan, treasurer, and Ann Sheridan, secretary, who, because of illness, was replaced by Karen Lawler. For a governing body the class had what was known as the Junior Board. This board consisted of a representative usually the president, from each home room. Led by Ken McDonald, the board acted to form all the policies by which the other members were to abide and worked together to outline a program of the events which were to be sponsored by the Junior Class. From this board were chosen committees to carry out these plans. The committees were headed by Alden Packard, Barbara Faxon, and Bill Smith and had as their respective faculty advisers Miss Baugh, Mrs. Montgomery, and Miss Armistead. A budget was formed for the express purpose of financing the Junior Class section of the annual, a gift from the class to be presented to the school next year, and the Junior-Senior Prom which was held in the school cafeteria in May with both the February and June graduates as guests of the forty-niners. The money from a Junior Class membership drive and a Valentine Record Hop was very helpful in augmenting the treasury. As a final touch to an eventful year. Junior Class pins were ordered. J2 Junior Class c •1 • • • • • • • • • • % Sophomores ☆ SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS Standing, Left to Right: Morton Bregman, Miss Thrift, and Donald Tucker. Seated: Billy Duke. THE SOPHOMORE CLASS Last year was the first year that the Sophomore Class was organized. This year it is under the direction of Miss Elizabeth Thrift. A special meeting was called by Miss Thrift for the election of officers for the class. Those chosen were Billy Duke for president, Morton Bregman for vice-president, and Donald Tucker for secretary- treasurer. The recently organized class has not had opportunity to accomplish much; however, they have made many plans for the future. Sophomore Class Freshmen ☆ FRESHMAN OFFICERS Standing, Left to Right: Tommy Foard, Miss Williams, Paul Robey, Seated: Willard Scott. FRESHMAN CLASS The Freshman Class is made up of 613 students, some short, some fat, some tall and some otherwise. Now that we have found out there is no elevator, we take to the steps going up the downstairs and down the upstairs. Since we are not very active, the only thing we have done is to collect money to pay for the picture in the annual. The class is sponsored by Miss Williams. The officers are; President, Willard Scott; Vice-President, Tommy Foard; Secretary-Treasurer, Paul Robey. Just watch the 1947-48 Freshman Class go. Freshman Class S8 Special Departments S9 GIRL ' S GLEE CLUB This year’s Glee Club is the largest in the history of the Music Department. Not only has the Glee Club increased in numbers but also in quality of membership, the girls this year being really interested and alert to the best of music. They took part in the Annual Vesper Concert at Christmas time and again were chosen for the Candlelight Processional for the concert. A new feature this year was the Inner Choir consisting of a picked group from the Girls’ and the Boys’ Glee Club, membership in the choir being on the basis of ability and musical interest. First Row, Seated, Left to Right: Marie De Felice, Doris Hammil, Betty Long, Lois Ann Madison, Margaret Caporaletti, Patricia Blitch, Sue Briscoe, Rita Romani, Katherine Sadouskas, Anne Caporaletti, Sandra Smith, Anne Murray. Second Row, Standing, Left to Right: Charlotte Keezel. Joan Herendeen, Frances Fortune. Cecelia Sable, Jean Klein, Sue Neff, Martha Paisley, Drucilla Walsh, Jean Carter, Rosie Pistolesi, Delores Brecar. Third Row, Standing, Left to Right: Barbara Heflin, Jeanette Shiflett, Lois Baker, Agnes Bayliss, Judith Sullivan. Delores Corbin, Edith Ann Laurie, Beverly Shaffer Barbara Hicks, Pat Simms, Peggy Lawler. Fourth Row, Standing, Left to Right: Dorothy Hawthorne. Roberta Kane. Barbara Dove, Ivy Norman. Betty Riley, Sally Johnson, Peggy Myers, Cecelia Luh. Joyce Culberstcn. Gladys Feldman, Zena Kober- nick, Margie Skillman, Nancy Serena, Julia Morris. First Row Left to Right: George Witbeck, Thomas Levines, Melvin Greene, Louis Saunders, Jo.seph Schwab, Ralph Aronow, Jean Bundy (Accompanist), Joseph Lamm, Bruce Perry, Ralph Phillips, Gilbert F ' eagans, Robert White, Buddy Fornshill, Second Row, Left to Right: Charles Yates, Alfred Vermillion, Robert Moore, Frank Simms, Denzil Owen, William Smith, Joseph Gray, Robert Brown, William Rorer, Richard Buschman, Robert Beavers. Third Row, Left to Right: Raymond Wilson, John Hughes, Philip Cockrell, James Stewart, Lee Suthard, Herman Hammer, Edward Gailliot, James Jewell, Kenneth Fones, Donald Fankhauser. BOYS ' GLEE CLUB The Boys’ Glee Club is open to all boys who have a genuine desire to sing. Two, three, and four part singing is developed, and sight singing and reading of music are taught. The Boys’ Glee Club combines with the Girls’ Glee Club once a week for mixed numbers and preparation for assemblies and other programs. 60 HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS The High School Chorus has made the most progress of any choral group this year. Three years ago this group was made up primarily of students looking tor an easy credit with little interest in fine music and in the reputation of the Music Department. This year saw the end of an era and the Chorus stepped way out in front in performance and attitude. They have made an enviable reputation for themselves in part-singing. being outstanding in tone quality and blending. They gave a luncheon concert at Christmas time and took part in the Vesper Concert. First Rolu. Left to Right: Ann Robbins. Bob Larson, Melvin Green. Joe Schwab, Buddy Fornshill, Charles Ogden. Cecil Robbins. Alvelta Arthur. Lorraine Heflin Second Rou. ' , Left to Right: Barbara Heflin. Sandra Ames, Gloria De Nicola, Wanda Healey. Connie Taylor, Jean Roller, Mary Wagner, Juanita Martin. Rosy Pistolesi. Dorothy Donlon, Third Row, Left to Right: Mary Ann Martin, Margaret Caporaletti, Barbara Candler, Joan " Fucker, Betty Lee Smith. Margaret Greaver, Harriet Cargar, Elaine Schrott, Francis Hagen, Helen Hart, Left to Right: Barbara Berry, Frances Bradfield. Peggy Burton. Sally Ann Quigley. Barbara Smith. Mary Lennon, Connie Heislup, Patsy Bumpass, Katherine Lawhorne, Gloria English, Pat Cable, Nancy Nevin. FRESHMAN SINGERS This group of freshmen are permitted to leave study hall twice a week to further their interest in music. They are a lively, imaginative group with a true love for singing and are the future A Cappella Choir. The Freshman Singers took part in the annual Vesper Concert. 6 ! MADRIGAL SINGERS This highly selected group of singers meets twice weekly before school for rehearsal, doing highly concentrated work. The membership is drawn from the various choral groups and is limited to twelve members. Winners of a superior rating in the last District Festival, they were chosen for the N. E. A. broadcast over WPIK in conjunction with a talk made by Mr. T. C. Williams, Superintendent of Alexandria Schools. They took part in the spring presentation of the concert version of the opera " Carmen gave a Christmas concert and made numerous other appearances in the city. They sing under the leadership of a student director. Left to Right: Carole Gandy. Sandra Ames. Frances Sorrell, Connie Taylor. Jean Bundy. Wilhelmina Herndon. Virginia Sublett, Joyce Bowie, Peggy Wilson, Virginia Arrington, Vivian O’Neill, Shirley Kendrick, Pat Moseley. ■a ’ii t m — First Rout, Left to Right: Amelia Haas, Joyce Cranford, Beverly Baily, Wilhelmina Herndon, Virginia Arrington, Mary Kathryn Cope, Ann Winn Miller, Pat Moseley, Marie Dean. Sec ond Row, Left to Right: Audrey Inscoe. Beverly Shaffer, Sandra Ames, Carole Gandy, Mary Wagner, Eileen West, Joyce Bowie, Frances Hogan, Elise Kelly, Frances Middleton. Third Row, Left to Right: Marie Enke, Constance Taylor, Evelyn Owens, Virginia Sublett, Virginia Lane, Beverly Ballard, Harriet Helwege, Alice Eield, Stella Latsios. A CAPPELA CHOIR The fame of the fine singing of the A Cappella Choir continues to spread and they are much in demand for programs before various groups in the town. Winners of a superior rating in the last District Music Festival they are noted for their fine teamwork, tonal blending and diction. They have appeared over WPIK and have given programs before the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Soroptomists and other groups. Membership in the choir is by audition only. SENIOR BAND Senior band is open to students having passed the requirements prescribed for junior band. It is essentially a marching unit during most of the first semester, and a concert band during the second semester. Various trips are made annually, one with the football team, one to compete in the spring festival, and one with the cadet corps to the Winchester Apple Blossom Festival. The marching band numbers about fifty-five members in addition to twelve majorettes, and the concert band now has about sixty playing members. First Row, Left to Right: Peggy Schwab. Barbara Trites. Ann Lester, Joe Schwab, Betty Riley, Joan Farrabou. Jean Martin. Second Row, Left to Right: Mr. Lester (Director), Mark Berliant. Joseph Bell. Douglas Kimball, Dorothy Burch, Dorothy Pruet. Kenneth Everly. Mildred Saunders, Francis Ryder. Steven Levy. Ralph Morgan, Marilyn Moncure. Shirley Embrey, Louis Saunders (Manager), Third Row Left to Right: James Stewart. James Pinkston. Robert Porterfield. Howard Solomon, Walter Eckbreth, Wallace Dedier, Beverly Teeter, Carole Gandy, Carr Ferguson, David Burroughs, Richard Howard. Fourth Row, Left to Right: Arnold Levinson. Ralph Aronow, Jordan Smith. Rolfe Baggett. Margaret Mayhue, Charles Edmonds, Charles Moran. Joseph Karter. Patricia Saunders Lee Suthard, William Duke. Fifth Row, Left to Right: John Velke. Charles Van Houten. Marshall Howard. Donald Arthur. Keith McDonald. Kenneth Fife. Charles Ogdon, Alfred Vermillion, James Merow, Dorothy Myers, Donald Bowie, Leon Ruben. First Row, Left to Right: Franklin Brooks. Roberta Marks. Ellen Potter. Betty Overall. LaRita Moretz. Barbara Pitch, Charlotte Keezil, Richard Pawley. Kneeling. Jean Martin. Second Row, Left to Right: Mr. Lester, Jean Boyd, Joan Herendeen. Richard Daniel, Neil Leverenz, Laura Milster, Philip Hoffman, Meade Kendrick, Evadene Foster, Robert Beavers. Third Row, Left to Right: George Bendall, Patrick Feagan. Robert Simpson. Roger Gordon. John Smith. Bernard Sheridan, Robert Fitton, Charles Foote, Willard Scott. JUNIOR BAND Junior band is actually the training band for senior band. Here students begin fundamental marching maneuvers each semester as the weather permits. Additional theory is taught and easy marches and overtures are introduced as the facility of the band increases. At least one semester of junior band is rcomfnended before promotion to senior band. GJ BEGINNER ' S BAND Beginning band classes are open to anyone wishing to learn a band instrument without previous training. School-owned instruments are available for students not having one of their own. Students are taught correct tone production, elementary theory of music, care of instruments, and correct playing posture: and may become eligible for junior band when their ability warrants it. Beginning band is offered at two different periods. First Rfiiv, Left to Right: Richard Lester. Nancy Nevin. Joan Benjamin. Frances Creel, Ann Dumas, Lillian Carter. Phyliss Jones. Second Roio, Left to Right: Guerdon Trueblood. Constance Heislup, Larry Thompson. Mildred Lewis. Joseph Colangelo. John Anderson. Calvan Pals. Carroll Simpson. Wade Henson. Robert Pulaski. Third Row. Left to Right: Mr. Lester. Harvey Whitcsell, Henry Carter, Joseph Rodgers. Joseph Mazingo, John McConnell. Richard Whitaker. Gloria Porter. Left to Right: Ralph Aronow, Margaret Mayhue, James Stewart, John Velke, Marshall Howard. BRASS ENSEMBLE This group is organized within the senior band especially for performing at certain functions through- out the year. One value of such ensembles is to stress the importance of each individual playing his own part well. Other small groups within the band include a clarinet quartet, a saxophone quartet, and a trombone quartet. 64 ORCHESTRA The orchestra has shown a steady growth and now has a well balanced string section. Members of the orchestra are among the best students in the school and many of them are taking private lessons. Four of them attended the State String Clinic in Richmond where they all earned good places in the group of a hundred. The orchestra plays for the school plays, for the Baccalaureate Sermon and Com- mencement. They also provided the accompaniment for the Music Department ' s presentation of the concert version of the opera " Carmen " and gave a Christmas concert. STRING ENSEMBLE The Music Department is justifiably proud of the George Washington string ensemble which was organized this year. String ensemble playing is the highest form of music and these students do a creditable job of playing. They are in demand for many different functions, having played for the faculty tea. the Open House and in one of the Y. W. C. A. concerts. The best were chosen for a string Quartet to take part in the District Festival. This is the only String Quartet in Northern Virginia. Left to Right: John Velke. Nita Nelson. Shirley Kendrick. Herman Hammer, Tommy Foard, Leon Ruben, Betty Holder, Rex Driskell . Shirley Embrey, Stella Latsios, Evelyn Abdill. James Stewart, Jee Bell, Don Arthur. Connie Wilkins. Marshall Howard, Ralph Aronow. Left to Right: Joe Bell, Shirley Kendrick, Tommy Foard, Stella Latsios, Evelyn Abdill, Connie Wilkins. 65 Evelyn Owens. Betty Overall. FRESHMAN STRING CLASS A group of talented freshmen are permitted to leave study hall twice a week to learn viola, cello and bass. This class is the only feeder for the orchestra, and already results are beginning to show in the growth of the orchestra. Some of these students plan to study privately and also to enter the orchestra as soon as scheduling permits. MUSIC CAMPERS These students were members of the five hundred voice choir at Massanetta Springs last June where they sang under the direction of Dr. Archie Jones of the University of Texas. They had a marvelous time, not only in rehearsal but also in the sports activities of the Music Camp, and the Music Department is fortunate that the students desire to extend their knowledge of music under such nationally known directors. 00 FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT Among the most interesting classes offered at G. W. are those in art. Miss Elizabeth Eisenberg, who supervises this department, stresses originality. A great deal of importance is also placed on helping each individual with his special problem or encouraging a particular talent. Most of the students attending these classes do not pretend to be twentieth century daVincis, but they like to experiment with crayon and paint pot for the sheer enjoyment that they derive from it. The large variety of mediums employed include pastels, poster-paint, charcoal, oil and watercolor. Most students have a particular favorite with which they produce the best results. In addition to the regular classes in drawing and painting, art craft and commercial art have more recently been offered. Art craft includes such activities as papier mache work, block printing, and sculpturing, while the commercial class deals largely with advertising and poster design. These embryo artists are a great help in making our school functions a success and are largely responsible for the publicity for our plays, dances, and sports events. First Row, Front to Back : Rose Colangalo, Lester Jacobs, Eilmore Jacobs, Earl Parson, Robert Madaris, Harvey Reamy. Second Row, Front to Back: Harriet Smith, Sue Meats, Robert Farr, Mary Ann Luh, Patricia Mosely, Beth Wooten. Third Row, Front to Back: Joan Meyer, Caroline Osborne, Walter Eckberth, Gary Purvis, Marlene Eakin. Standing, Left to Right: Richard Eliott, Dempsey Dean, Miss Elizabeth Eisenberg, Bobby Higgins, Cecelia Luh, Diane Wilson. 67 First Roiv, Left to Right: Katherine Sadouskas, Shirley Embrey. Edward Kidd. Robert Logwood. Second Row, Left to Right: Lorraine Bullock. Gene Taylor. Ida Brooks. Margaret Winterwerp. Charles Newman. Third Row, Left to Right: Barbara June Snell. Edwin Callahan. Richard Hutcheson. Louis Baker, Marshall Truslow, John Hoskins. Fourth Row, Left to Right: James Dwyer. Robert Kelly. Charles Moore. Joe Campbell. Fred Gunn. Lloyd Waller. BUSINESS LAW CLASS The course in business law offered in George Washington High School is one of the most inform- ative classes taught. No matter what we do or become after leaving high school, we eventually will have occasion to transact some sort of business. It is the fundamental purpose of the business law course to instruct students in the transaction of daily business affairs. The student is not required to memorize an abundance of high sounding law terminology in this class, but is required to understand simple, common sense factors of everyday business transactions. It is our hope that every student will avail himself of the great opportunities offered by this class, making it an essential part of his education. 68 DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT The Distributive Education Department is made up of two sections. The first is the group of students who study consumer education. This is a course in practical economics which helps the student to be a better consumer, and get more for his money when he makes a purchase. It gives him a general knowledge of other things with which he deals when he goes out into the world on his own — social security, insurance, travel and transportation. The second group is the retail training class. This class is made up of students who are interested in retailing as a profession. The classroom instruc tion, which is provided in all phases of the work, is followed by practical experience in stores. The students work as regular part-time employees and receive pay at the same rate as other employees. The consumer education class carries one credit per year and may be started in either the first or second semester. Retail training offers two credits per year and must be started in September. CONSUMER EDUCATION First Row. Left to Right: Joan Long. Betty Jane Smith, Lorraine Heflin. Sarah Ann Cary, Pat Downs. Shirley Davis. Peggy Rogers. Marylin Bush. Agnes Bayliss, Jeanette Shifflet, Betty Lou Boley. Second Row, Left to Right: Miss Marcella Trotnow, Margaret Hunter. Mary Quayle. Louise Crim. Virginia Caporletti, Betty Harrison.’ Patricia Gaines. Katherine Sadouskas. Margaret Winterwerp. Dora Rhodes. Nancy Hoffman, Selma Margolin. Francis Ryan, Miss Margaret Miller. Third Row, Left to Right: David Gates. Pete Pistolesi. Tex Smith. Katherine Collie, Rosie Pistolesi. Mary Alice Smith. Judith Sullivan. Nancy Jane Burchell. Zander Wilkes. Walter Loftin, Francis Fadely. Raymond Struder. Fourth Row. Left to Right: Charles Greer, Robert Richards. James Stewart, Denny Souris. Lewis Kirkpatrick. Robert Rohr. Thomas Jacobs. Thomas King. Stuart Brooks. Kenneth Fones. Bobby Moore. Fifth Row, Left to Right: Charles Loving. Joe Schwab. Ray Parker. Emile Maigret. Eugene Fleming. Gene Taylor. Mike Monroe, Marshall Truslow. RETAIL TRAINING First Row, Left to Right: Anna Polen, Betty Morton. Ann Carver, Ramon Hathaway. Second Row, Left to Right: John McLain. Pat Spire, Nancy Hoffman. Mary Baber. Morgan Chauncey. Third Row, Left to Right: Betty Heiston, Billy Cheeke, Anita Jones. Betty Doss. Walter Loftin. Fourth Row, Left to Right: Emile Maigret. Robert Childers. Theodore Katz, Preston Poates. Standing: Donald Brinkman, Bob Brumback. Miss Margaret Miller, Miss Marcella Trottnow. 69 ' I«r---r7 70 Clubs ☆ 71 Student Council ☆ First Row, Left to Right: Joan Wood. Betty Boley, Joyce Foster, Jack Barton, Mr. Hillman. Kieth McDonald, James Hawes, Jean Martin. Evelyn Abdill, Mary Catherine Cope. Second Row, Left to Right: Jeannette Wren. Martha Dean, Betty Sue Olive, Alice Ladd. Peggy Nelson, Denise Barghausen, Charlotte Balderson. Pat Simpson. Third Row, Left to Right: Claude Harris. Rose Lenterio. Betty McDermott, Marie Enkie, Frances Compton. Bill Gillinger, Leon Rubin. Dorothy Franklin. Jean Wally. Fourth Row, Left to Right: Justin Miller, Jimmy Lankin. Milton Weatherhead, Robert Brown. Edward Sheridan, Herman Hammer, Francis Kick, Kenneth McDonald. Donald Malcolm, Edward Semonian. 72 STUDENT GOVERNMENT Preamble: We, the students of George Washington High School, in order to train ourselves in self government, to pro- mote co-operation between the faculty and ourselves and to further the ideals of honor and good sportsmanship, do establish this Student Government and agree to abide by its decisions. Legislature: The Legislature, composed of the officers and elected representatives from each home room, is the voice and will of the students which endeavors to promote and improve the democratic principles of our government. All student activities are first sanctioned by the Student Government. Executive: The officers and five members elected from the Legisla- ture compose the Executive Department. It has ex- clusive jurisdiction over matters referred to it by the legislature and various other matters involving school activities. Honor and Discipline: The Judiciary Department, known as the Honor and Discipline Committee, is composed of the officers and five members of the Legislature. Its duty is to try and sentence any offenders of felonies or misdemeanors such as cheating and misconduct. President : Keith McDonald 1st Vice President: Jack Barton 2nd Vice President : Joyce Foster 73 First Row, Left to Right: Martha Dean, Priscilla Burhans, Richard Hutchison, Thomas Dickison, John Lytle, Second Row, Left to Right: Joyce Foster, Rita Colangelo, Rose Ann Lee, Nancy Dickens, Charlene Davis, Miriam Gore, Kathleen Willis, Cynthia Burhans, Carol Macomber, Third Row, Left to Right: Jack Barton, James Dyer, Jake Dohner, Diana Hobson, Dolores Fast, Daphne Hobson, Edgar Lee, Jack Swisher. Fourth Row, Left to Right: Milton Weatherhead, Bob Owens, Edward Sheridan, Keith McDonald, Arnold Levinson, Charles Emmons. QUILL AND PALM The Quill and Palm is the George Washington High School chapter of the National Honor Society for Secondary Schools. Its members are elected from the Junior and Senior Classes on the basis of scholarship and leadership. It was the aim of the Quill and Palm this year to raise enough money to award a scholarship to a student wishing to enter either the teaching or nursing profession. In addition it has carried on its usual activities of sponsoring drives such as the March of Dimes. The officers are: President Vice President- Secretary T reasurer Parliamentarian Historian — Richard Hutcheson - Priscilla Burhans — Tommy Dickison Martha Dean - John Lytle Edgar Lee 7 Top Row, Left to Right: Robert Ballinger. Doris Bowman, Jeanne Conant. Charles Emmons. Middle Row: Joyce Foster, Bill Gillinger, Doris Hoffman, John Lytle. Bottom Row: Carol Macomber, Renee Ornstein, Joyce Reynolds, Kathleen Willis. QUILL AND SCROLL George Washington ' s Chapter of Quill and Scroll, an international honor society for high school journalists, was organized within the school in May, 1945. It is an active chapter of the society founded at Iowa University in April 1926, which encourages and rewards high school students for their achievement in journalistic fields. To become a member of the society, a student must meet the following requirements; (1) He must be scholastically in the upper third of his class: (2) He must be of at least junior standing: (3) He must have done some distinctive work in the field of journalism; (4) He must be recommended by the adviser or advisory committee; (5) He must be approved by the executive secretary. Members of Quill and Scroll share an honor that stands for journalistic achievement, which stands high among the journalists of the world. 7J DL SURVEYOR A E I-VVEEKIA STUDENT PLIRLICaSTION THE SURVEYOR The Surveyor, organ of student body expression, is primarily interested in get- ting news and entertainment to the pupils of this school. Through jour- nalism, its staff manages to produce a paper that is the heart of George Wash- ington High School. Founded in 1943, The Surveyor is printed in its entirety in the school print shop, under the able direction of Mr. Charles W. Drury. Teaching and ad- 76 vising the journalists is Miss Juanita C. Tiller. The 1948 Surveyor is more success- ful than it has ever been during its five independent years of serving the high school. It holds the Quill and Scroll and the National Scholastic Press Asso- ciation first place awards and the Co- lumbia Scholastic Press Association sec- ond place honor rating. Its new staff has pledged continual growth in the field of journalism and stands as always behind the high principles of the school. 77 Standing, Left to Right: Mary Wilson Lamond. Doris Hoffman, Margo Beattie. Dolores Fast, Drusilla Walsh. Charles Ogden, Berkely Hodges. Kathleen Willis, Mary Katherine Jolliffe, Carol Macomber. Ann Wiles. Seated, Left to Right: Elaine Schrott. Associate Editor: Lynn Murtha, Editor. THE COMPASS This year the Compass Staff has worked diligently to bring to the students of George Washington High School the best year book yet. Its literary staff has been ably advised and assisted by Miss Elaine Weil and Miss Unis Woodward, while the business staff has been under the careful direction of Mr. Irving Lindsey and Miss Katherine McElroy. We also wish to thank the members of Miss Jones’ typing classes who were most cooperative in preparing our copy. We hope that our efforts will please you. COMPASS STAFF LVNN Murtha Editor-in-Chief Jack Barton Associate Editor Elaine Schrott Associate Editor Doris Hoffman Senior Editor Dolores Fast Special Departments Editor Carol Macomber Club Editor Drusilla Walsh Cadet Editor Jake DoHNER Boys Sports Editor Mary Catherine Jolliffe .. Girls Sports Editor Margaret Jones Junior Editor Mary Wilson Lamond Associate Junior Editoi Margo Beattie Sophomore Editor Ann Wiles Associate Sophomore Editor Tommy Foard Freshman Editor Berkley HoIX3ES Photographer Charles Ogden Photographer Subscription Staff Bill GILLINGER Manager Angelo MELITIS Assistant Manager Kathleen Willis Assistant Manager Advertisement Staff John Lytle - Manager Marion Wiles Martha Paisley 78 First Row, Left to Right: Marion Wiles. Mrs. Miller, Campbell Gray. Richard Elliott. Second Row, Left to Right: Barbara Warren, Betty Jane Clift, Lyn Hayman, Martha Paisley, Ruth Kimball. Nancy Rideout, Cynthia Burhans, Ann Carver. Third Row, Left to Right: Claude McFarland, Robert St. Clair, Allen Gaines, Doris Tolley, Margaret Reece, Clara Jane Alspaugh, Gladys Hamlett, Elaine Hayman, Agnes Bayliss, Margaret Yount, Robert Warwick, Norman Herr. Fourth Row, Left to Right: Dean Spray, Marvin Wilke, Arnold Wade, Lawrence Dove, Morgan Chauncey, Douglas Groves, George West, Donald Clark, Wayne Varner, Thomas Lovelace, Buddy Forns- hill, Dan Meluan. LIBRARY CLUB The Library Club of the George Washington High School held its first meeting on November 2, 1947, at which time officers were elected. Only those who work in the library during the six periods of the day are eligible for membership. The aim of the club is both social and educational in that we feel the need for familiarity with books as well as with people. Our further aims are to establish a Book of the Month Club and to have a column in the Surveyor entitled Library News. We, who work in the library, find the rules a great help to those who are new and do not know how to use our library; although in order to maintain cooperation, we hope the students will abide by those few rules we have laid down for their benefit. Officers: President: Campbell Gray. Vice-President : Richard Eliott. Secretary-Treasurer : Marion Wiles. 79 First Row, Left to Right: Linda Hillman. Carol Macomber, Nancy Richardson. Sandra Smith. Dons Hoffman. Nancie Williams. Miriam Gore. Second Row, Left to Right: Lorraine Bullock. Diane Evans, Peggy Nelson. Katherine Teller, Judy Gins- burg. Lynn Murtha. Third Row, Left to Right: Mark Berliant. Carr Ferguson, Sol Gorham, Billy Duke, John Lytle. Edgar Lee. Fourth Row, Left to Right: Charles Horne. Milton Weatherhead, Kenneth McDonald. Jeff McTiernan. THE CONTESTANTS CLUB The Contestants Club is composed of six groups; reading, spelling, dramatics, public speaking, debating, and creative writing. Each of these groups has reason to feel proud of its record in the 1948 competition and its ability to foster the literary arts. Miss Lucille Keeton, club sponsor, has been ably assisted by the Misses Guill, Torpey, Somers, Reynolds, Parker, and Callahan. 80 PLEASURES I have seen the autumn colors Bright against the purple spread of mountain. I have watched the fall fires Burning along the river banks. And have breathed their pungent odor As the clear cold night set in. I’ve rejoiced in the spicy smell Of cooking on an early winter’s day. My heart has filled with gladness As I held a small child in my arms. I have drawn a breath of sea air That was full of salty tang. And I’ve played among the rocks Where tiny creatures hide. While standing high on hills. I’ve felt the cool wind in my hair And viewed the villages below Like a conqueror of old. I’ve watched an orange ball of sun As it sank to rest behind the tree tops, And I’ve sped on winged feet Across a clear and frozen pond. I have picked the first spring flowers As I wandered through the meadow. And I’ve seen the new-born calf As first he stood alone. I’ve smelled the sweet fresh earth Cleansed by nature’s tears. And r ve watched the smoke of chimneys Disappear into the frosty air. I’ve heard the call of church bells Throughout the early summer days And thanked God that I was free To enjoy the pleasures that he made. — Sandra Smith. 3 ! First Roiv, Left to Right: Gail Osbourne, Diane Hobson, Miss Parker, Linda Hillman, Evelyn Abdill. Second Row, Left to Right: Jean Roller, Susan Graves, Nacy Belli, Audrey Mays, Criton De Lucia, Jean Kramer, Dorothy Myers, Peggy Myers. La Rita Moretz, Nancie Williams, Mickey Hulme. Third Row, Left to Right: Patricia Henson, Margaret Yount. Jane Haar, Alva Marshall, Dorothy Fincher, Marian Olds, Jeanne Connant, Lynn Murtha, Daphne Hobson, Ann Sheridan, Unalanc Carter, Beverly Shaffer. Fourth Row, Left to Right: Drusilla Walsh, Barbara Teeter, Betty Holden. Alice Peterson, Mary Hall, Dolores Fast, Martha Paisley, Frances Compton, Nita Nelson, Penny Carter, Lorraine Fisher. Fifth Row, Left to Right: Robert Ballinger, Biff Barrett. Walter Pearson, Willard Scott, Jimmy Teller, Fritz Velke, Jack Humphries, Hugh Clarke, Gilbert Haring, Nicholas Stan, Bobby Stamps, Roger Gordon. DRAMATICS CLUB Opening night is one of the most thrilling experiences an actor undergoes in the theater; and an opening night at a G. W. Player ' s production is a real thrill, not only for the student actor, but for their audience as well. Its first production of the season, " Maybe It’s Love”, was a real hit with the students and it will probably be sometime before they will forget the teen-age problems of Ted Littleton and his friends. The play was met with such a reception that many were turned away from the doors. Like the Little Theater groups, the G. W. Players do all the work by themselves from selecting the play to making up the cast, costuming, and staging the production. All the members know that none of this could be done without the help of Miss Parker, the director, who has devoted her time to making the productions what they are. A party and dance is given at the end of the school year, where the players present the coveted G. W. pin to the best student actor and actress, the best supporting actor and actress and the two best stage hands of the year. When a player receives his pin, he wears it with pride: for he knows that he has earned it. 82 83 First Row, Left to Right: Robert Johnson, Virginia Sublett, Miss Landen, Mr. Lester. Richard Hutche- son, Nita Nelson. Second Row, Left to Right: Mona Castleman. Elizabeth Savage, Audrey Mays, Kathryn Teller. Joyce Bowie. Constance Viar, Zina Ginsberg, Jacqueline Weil. Third Row, Left to Right: Robert Simmons. Betty Holder. Beverly Teeter. Beverly Shaffer. Pat Mosley, Barbara Fitch, Barbara Bailey, Eileen West, Jean Carter. Barbara Gill. Fourth Row, Left to Right: Tom Boberg. Charles Ogden, Robert Sylverstein, Louis Saunders, Leon Rubin, Robert Porterfield. James Steuart, Kenneth Glasgow, George Whitbeck. THE MUSIC CLUB The Music Club was organized in October 1947, by Richard Hutcheson. It has twenty-eight members, all of whom are interested in the study of Music. The Club has two meetings a month, one of which is the study and theory of music, and the other a musical program consisting of stories of great composers and solos by the members of the Club. The Club has five officers; President. Vice-President. Secretary-Treasurer, Historian, and Program Chairman. The Officers ' duties are to attend to all regular meetings, committee meetings, and supervise activities of the Club. The aims of the Music Club are to try to induce each member to learn and understand the real value of music and to realize the great opportunities which exist for those who appreciate and enjoy good music. 84 First Row, Left to Right: John Lytle, Shirley Hoskins. Miss Currin. Pat Smallie. Kenneth Glasgow. Second Row, Left to Right: Beverley Clift, Marjorie Spindler, Zena Kobernick. John Herendeen. Jeanne Conant, Selma Margolin, Myrtice Stevens. Third Row, Left to Right: Anne Burnside, Dean Spray, John Haynes. James Lynn, Barbara Kindler. DOUBLE BARRED CROSS SOCIETY The purpose of the Double Barred Cross Society this year was to educate the students in the causes and cures of tuberculosis. We hope that in the very near future tuberculosis can be eradicated from our country. This year the main project we entered was the Christmas seal drive, which turned out successfully, not only because we raised a great deal of money, but because we feel many students here know more about this dread disease. Our organization was composed of representatives from all the junior and senior homerooms. However, we had a few representatives from the freshman and sophomore classes. Meetings were held regularly throughout the school year under the able sponsorship of Miss Eleanor H. Currin. Double Barred Officers: JOHN Lytle . .. Jane Owen Pat Smalley Carol Leef Walter Pearson Francis Burke - President Vice-President Recording Secretary Treasurer Parliamentarian Corresponding Secretary HI Marilyn Morrison President Francis Henderson Vice President Betty Sue Olive Secretary Patsy Starkey Treasurer MODERN DANCE CLUB Last year the Modern Dance Club was formed under the direction of Mrs. Dee Henoch, former modern dance pupil at Ohio University. It was the first organized Modern Dance group in the public schools of Virginia. During the two years that the club has been active, it has presented two dance concerts to the school with great success. This year the Modern Dance Club has been working on new techniques, dance movements, and the practice of creating its own choreography under the direction of Mrs. Jean Battey. Mrs. Jean Battey M ' rs. Dee Henoch 80 87 THE PEP CLUB The Pep Club is now in its second successful season. Under the of Mrs. Mary Snider, the members have cheered our teams on to victory in the gridiron and the basketball courts. On trips to Richmond and the University of Maryland, they have added much to our prestige with otlicr schools. The officers have done an excellent job in handling the club’s affairs and the members are looking forward to many more years of peppy cheering. Here’s wishing them luck. able and energetic leadership more than one battle on both A t ft let ICS 0 — PHOTO COURTESY BOB SLOTKIN 89 Football ☆ With newcomer Bobby Hooker and veteran Bob Hanna leading the way, the 1947 George Washington High School football team got under way against a poten- tially powerful Thomas Jefferson eleven from Richmond. After leading throughout the first three quarters, a G. W. punt was returned for a touchdown resulting in a 6-6 deadlock with our capital city rivals. Against Lane High of Charlottesville, the Presidents could do no wrong and wound up with decisive 32-0 victory. The touchdown parade was headed by Bobby Via and Bob Hanna with Eddie Johnson’s contribution of long runs and deadly accurate passes. The Mount Vernon Majors were the next to fall before the local’s powerful machine, 31-7. Starting slow but ending in a scoring fury the Presidents, again led by Hanna, Via, and Fones, swept through the lighter majors in a last half attack that left the opposition dizzy. 90 Playing for the first time this year in a constant rain, the Presidents’ hopes of an unde- feated season came to an abrupt halt, 0-19. The heavier Hampton High line gave our forward wall a lesson, while our backs were being bottled up and not given the chance to break away. The punting of Teddy Potts stood out and saved our school from being routed. The Fairfax Rebels supplied the opposition for the next encounter and the locals were off on another victory streak, 39-6. The defensive play of captain Billy Rorer stood out all through the fray while the touchdowns were divided among the hard charging backs and the pass snagging ends. With Teddy Potts’ passing and Don Weatherwax and Billy Smith’s receiving, the G. W. Team again was on the top end of a 25-0 score. The line came into recognition in this game by bottling up the many breakaway runners from the powerful Gonzaga Catholic School from Washington, D. C. Newport News was the next victim of a victory-mad local team, 7-6. Although outplayed most of the way, the Presidents came back in the second half to win on “Corky” Fones’ perfect placement with less than four minutes remaining in the game. Again the locals’ winning streak was broken. It happened on the opposing eleven’s home field, 13-27. The break away running of the John Marshall backs was too much to solve and two last period scores turned the game into a respectable contest. Not only did the Presidents lose the game, but Don Weatherwax, regular flankman, was injured and forced to retire from the game. With their eyes on the coming Thanksgiving Day clash with W. L., our boys easily beat a stubborn Norview eleven, 39-0. Teddy Potts and his passes featured the game, while Bob Hanna’s return of the opening kickoff for a touchdown spear- headed the Presidents’ attack. After nine years of waiting, the lads from G. W. won the “ole oaken bucket” from their arch rivals, W. L., 32-7. This was a game the boys had to win or the “bucket” would have become the permanent possession of the Arlington school. “Corky” Fones, Bobby Via, Billy Smith, and Bob Hanna stood out all through the game and the G. W. line played as they never had before. It was the first G. W. win over W. L. since 1938. Congratulations, boys!! 0 ! 92 93 94 9J COACHES Standing, Left to Right: Mr. Fitzgibbons, Mr. Mackey. Mr. Sanger. Mr. Doran. J.V. FOOTBALL First Row, Left to Right: Joe Rogers, Bryan Wilson, Charles Pinkston, Bruce Crumb, Richard Lipps. George Fleming, Bill Baldiga, Ryland Wright. Louis Caroll, Oopie Duncan, Robert Dimicala. Norman Campbell. Bruce Newell, Robert Pulaski, Robert Gulley. Second Row, Left to Right: Coach Sanger, Jerry Perry, Don Richards, Jessie Miller, Robert Whitestone, Austin Morgan, Richard Pope, William Rice, Jack McGuire, Robert Douglas, Sonny Fowler. Charles Rice, Frank Dowland. Mr. Kapriva. Third Row, Left to Right : Ben Clark, Manager. Sydney Wedding. Albert Ayler. George Bendall. Robert Trites, Allen Brown, Skippy O’Neil, Eddie Sloper. Bob Larsen, Erwin Jones, Danny Melican, John Caroll, Mike Cronin, Pat Cocoran, manager. 96 VARSITY BASKETBALL First Row, Left to Right i Jim Gahagan. Jake Dohner, Billy Rorer. Buzzy Brown, Billy Smith. Second Row, Left to Right: Coach Doran, Walter Cable, Donnie Hanback, Billy Smith, Ralph Brown, Don Faunkhauser, Eddie Parks, manager. Third Row, Left to Right: Irwin Jones, James Bibb, Tony Daukaus, Reds Hawes, Bobby Trites, Basketball ☆ Lower Pictures, Left to Right: Billy Smith, Buzzy Brown, Jim Gahagan, Jake Dohner, Billy Rorer. 97 First Row, Lett to Right: Sol Block, Barton Hellmuth, John Boyer, Fordie Thompson, Chuck Motley, Jessie Miller, Lee Schultze, Second Row), Left to Right: Irwin Heineman, manager, Hershel Williams, Don Richards, Sonny San- ford, William Barrett, Bobbie Collie, John Hoffman. JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL BASKETBALL When the call for basketball practice was sounded in the first week of November, around fifty boys replied with an enthusiastic spirit. Among these were lettermen Billy Henry, Tommy Levines, Jeff McTiernan, and “Oopie” Duncan. Levines and McTiernan later dropped from the squad in favor of the track team. Shirley Brown and Walter Cable were two new aspirants and along with last year’s J.V. material. “Reds” Hawes, Don Faunkhouser, and James Bibb, gave the Presidents plenty of reserve strength. Football season passed out of view and Billy Rorer, Buzzy Brown, Jake Dohner, Billy Smith, and Donnie Hanback reported for cage practice. With Rorer, Brown, and Dohner reporting for their third year of varsity ball along with Billy Smith, last year reserve and Jim Gahagan, a transfer from Byrant High of New York, Coach Doran soon wielded together a hard-driving, fast-breaking quintet. Paced by Billy Rorer in the scoring column, this quintet chalked up a season’s record of 16-3 and lost out in the semi-finals of the Metropolitan Star Tourney but entered the Virginia State Playoffs in Norfolk, March 11, 12, 13, on the strength of their 5-0 record in the Northern Virginia District, of which they were the champs. Many individual honors fell upon the local squad members, for Billy Rorer gained a berth on the first team of the “All Metropolitan Five” while Jake Dohner was given a spot on the second team. Both Rorer and Dohner were awarded positions on the “All Suburban Five”, and teammate Buzzy Brown was selected as one of the members of the second team. 99 First Roiv. Left to Right: Lester Jacobs. Edward Banks. David Stuart. Neil Lcvernz. Eugene Botch. Jordan Lambdon, Coach Fitzgibbon. Bruce Ncwland. Larry Waring. Tommy Miller. Art Wi ' liams. Carles Jones, Bobby Jones. Second Row. Left to Right: Wade Martin. Leonard Bumz. Sidney Wedding. George Grimm. Mike Ward. Russ Hewitt. John Packard. Tommy Williams. Shady Shellhom. George Bendall, Albert Cuglor. Third Row. Left to Right: Sonny Boltwood. Joe Baldwin. Jerry Perry. Bobby Stamps. Flich Kavaljian. Dean Cooksey. Mike Davis. Arnold Levinson. Bob Larson. John Hughes. Richard Pope. Fourth Row. Left to Right: Louis Carow. Skippy O ' Neill, Keith McDonald. Buck Packard. Jessie Miller. Eddie Johnson. Tommy Levines. Erwin Jones. Tommy Harrison. Sonny Sanford. Ronald Mountecastle. Fifth Row. Left to Right: Louis Baughman. Byran Wilson. Bill Dudrow. Tubby Dickson. Eddie Callahan. Allen Brown, Stu Anderson. Eddie Beall. Deamalts Sozio, Harold Williams. Bobby. Collei. Carvin Williams. Troick. iV ☆ With state half-mile champion. Bobby Jones, and state mile champion, Steuart Anderson returning, the George Washington High track squad should prove very troublesome in invitational meets. The Presidents have always been powerful in the track events but again lack that extra punch in the field contests. Ed Johnson. Arnold Levinson, and Mike Davis should provide some markers in the quarter-mile and relay events. Keith MacDonald, ace high-hurdler and discus thrower, again will participate for the Presidents. Keith won the Southern Indoor High-hurdles and was one of the main reasons for G.W. ' s winning the Virginia Indoor Track Title in March. Bill Dudrow looms as the best high-jumper in Virginia and should provide some valuable points during the track campaign. Anderson and Sonny Miller are also aces and two of the best milers in the area. Bobby Jones has tasted very few defeats and can be counted on to place first in any meet. Tubby Dixon and Bucky Packard are the two weight men and may spring surprises this season with W. L. and the other with T.J. of Richmond, the W.L. meet being at home. The rest are invita- tional affairs, in which the locals excel. The Alexandria Memorial Relays, the first of their kind, took place April 10 with schools from Virginia, Maryland. Washington, D. C.. and North Carolina participating. fOO Baseball ☆ With the nucleus of the 1947 Virginia High School Group I League Championship nine returning, some fifty candidates reported to baseball mentor Ray Sanger for the first session on March 6. Heading the list of returnees were veterans Bobby Hooker, Buzzy Brown, Jake Dohner, Corky Fones, Billy Rorer, Jim Gahagen, Eugene Fleming and Tommy Pavone. Other outstanding members of the Presidents’ nine include Bobo Zehering, Arlen Brown, Donnie Hanback, Billy Henry, Tony Daukas, Nookie Bright, Andy Anderson, Lester Scott, Billy Philyaw, Fordie Thompson, and Norman Grimm. Because Lane High of Charlottesville does not have a contending baseball team. G. W. has to defend the Northern Virginia Title against Washington-Lee and Fairfax only. Richmond, Virginia will be the guest of the High School Group 1 Baseball Tournament in the latter part of May to decide the state champion. The four district winners will compete at Forbes Field for the coveted crown, which will go to the winner. Seated in Front: " Puddin” Dombrowsky. manager. First Row, Left to Right: Corky Fones. Bobby Hooker, Arlen Brown. Buzzy Brown, Billy Rorer, Willie Zehring, Donnie Hunback. Norman Grimm. Second Row, Left to Right: Tony Daukas, Billy Philyaw. Ted Potts, Billy Henry. Fordie Thompson. Nelson Bright. George Nolan. Third Row, Left to Right: Eddie Parks, manager, George Fleming. Jimmy Gahagan. Jake Dohner. Coach Ray Sanger, Tommy Pavone, Lester Scott. Austen Morgan, Manager. 101 First Row. Left to Right: Edward Beall. Mike Davis, Edward Johnson, Donnie Elanbeck, Dan Dudley. John Dohner, Richard Gallahan. Steuart Anderson. Arnold Levinson. Second Row, Left to Right: Allison Duncan, Bill Smith. Vernon Morris. Donald Weatherwax. Robert Jones, Claude Harris, Kenneth Fones, Robert Hanna. Third Row, Left to Right: John Hughes, Peter Wedel, Thomas Jacobs, Thomas Pavone, Theodore Potts, Thomas LeVines, Bill Sweeney, Edward Kidd, George Beach. Fourth Row, Left to Right: Leonard Murray, Earl Dixon. Bill Henry, James Gahagan, Billy Rorer, Ralph Phillips, Eugene Fleming, Jeff McTiernan. Fifth Row, Left to Right: Solomon Block, Joseph Lamm, Edward Parks, Keith McDonald. Robert Brown, Robert Hooker, Francis Kick. Not in Picture: Robert Via, Allan Grimm. MONOGRAM CLUB 102 MONOGRAM CLUB At the close of last year’s school session, Mr. Paul R. Mackey, faculty adviser, called a meeting of the George Washington High School Monogram Club in order to elect officers for the coming year. Jake Dohner was elected president while Richie Gallahan took a close second place to become vice-president. Donnie Hanback was selected secretary-treasurer and Danny Dudley was chosen sergeant-at-arms. Eddie Beall succeeded Danny after he graduated in February. The purpose of the club is to bring about better feelings among the lettermen here at G. W. In order to become a member of this club, you have to win a monogram or letter in one of the four major sports: namely, football, basketball, baseball, or track. Some of the events sponsored by the Monogram Club were the annual Monogram Banquet and Football Dance. Windy Weatherwax was chosen the outstanding player of the Thomas Jefferson football game and received the Dinky Scott Trophy at the banquet. Each member of the club received a monogram pin signifying his membership. 103 Girls ' A thietic Association ☆ ☆ Basketball Volleyball Softball first Row. Left to Right: Gladys Rorie. Mary Anne Fones. Rosa Anne Lee. Marie Enke. Amy Violette. Bobby Hicks. Second Row, Left to Right: Myrtle Pills. Barbara Candler. Louise Crim. Belly Alexander. Joan Mannian. Florence Dakin. Patsy Starke. Third Row. Left to Right: Lee Alsip. Pat Sims. Charlotte Benz. Mary Ann Swan. Ann Honeycutt. Mary Catherine Jolliflfe, Elizabeth Savage. Virginia Acton. Margaret Jones, Carol Thatcher. Zena Kobernick. Charleen Yates, Lois Baker. Betty McFarland. 104 105 BASKETBALL The basketball team practiced two or more times a week, and games were scheduled with Washington and Lee. The first game at W. and L. was won by them, 26-23; the second game, played here, was won by our G.A.A. Some of the girls of the G.A.A. played at the Armory on Monday nights. They used this opportunity to gain more practice and had an enjoyable season there. VOLLEYBALL The volleyball team practiced each week, but no games were scheduled this year, as the other schools were playing hockey. An intramural tournament was held in the physical education classes, and all girls that were interested participated in it. The final winner of the intramural volleyball tournament was the sixth pe- riod class. VOLLEY BALL INTRAMURALS First Roiv. Left to Right : Betty Harrison. Barbara Toms, Rose Ann Lee. Captain. Dora Dean Rhodes. Diane Hobson. Joanne Fair. Second Roiv, Left to Right: Mary Ann Fones. Gladys Rorie. Elizabeth Savage. Marie Enke. VOLLEY BALL TEAM’ First Roiv. Left to Right: Enke. Lee, (Capt.) Hicks, Violette, Second Row, Left to Right: Crim, Savage, Jolliffc, Rorie, Fones. |L _ i m i . j Pk ' ' . O’ If Ik 1 Hicks. Jolliffe, Enke, Lee, (Capt.) Violette. Fones. Rorie, Thatcher. Honeycutt. McFarland. Crim. SOFTBALL The softball team consists of the best members of the G.A.A. The team practiced after school on different days. During this period of time the girls devoted special practice to the position they wished to play. Games were scheduled with the following schools: April 9 — Mt. Vernon — here May 14 — W.L. — there April 20 — Fairfax — here May 20 — Fairfax — there April 29 — Mt. Vernon — there May 27 — W.L. — here This year Mrs. Gregory planned to have softball intramurals. The girls of the G.A.A. umpired and scored for these games, which were scheduled with different schools. 1 07 Cheerleaders ☆ ☆ First Row, Left to Right: Rebecca Hodges. Molly Weaver. Betty Topping. Peggy Shaffer. Dickie Elliot. Charles Ogden. Luther Gore. Marie Enke. Shirley Kendrick. Frances Marks. Alice Peterson. Secortd Row: Nita Nelson. Shirley Landcaster. Barbara Dunn. Joanne Rodgers. Nancy Van Hyning. Dorothy Myers (head cheerleader). Joan Wood. Frances Creel. Sally Baker. Jean Wiley. Third Row: Donna Styrke. Roberta Marks. Mary Jane Compte. Patsy Smith. Eugene Downs. Mrs. Mary Snider. Dean Spray. Margaret Hogg. Elva Marshall. Betty Sue Olive. Doris Durrett. Kneeling. Wally Coflin. f09 Cadets THE COLOR GUARD (from left to right) Jennings, C. L. — Gore, J. A. — Harley, J. B.— Shifflet, W. J. THE FLAG DETAIL (officers from left to right) Cross, H. E., 2nd Lieut. — Lovelace, T. W., 1st Lieut. — Duvall, J. W., 2nd Lieut. HO (First Semester) THE ADVISORY COUNCIL The Regimental, Battalion and Company Commanders along with one non-commissioned officer from each company form the Advisory Council. True to its name, the Advisory Council is the policy making body of the corps and it is consulted in such matters as Competitive Drills, disciplinary action and recreational activities. (Second Semester) m OFFICERS: First row, left to right: JACK BARTON, ED LEE, DAVE GATES THE BOYS ' RIFLE TEAM Rifle marksmanship is one of the most beneficial phases of cadet training, for it promotes restraint, muscular coordi- nation and self control. The importance of marksmanship cannot be overrated, for it is a great help during a national crisis and it offers physical benefit to the individual. It is for these reasons the War Department supports the Rifle Team and Club. HI H3 Company A First Semester Staff Ed Sheridan, Capt. Joyce Foster, Sponsor Company B First Semester Staff Rawlcigh Tremain, Capt, First Platoon, Company A Dale Flaygood, 2nd Lieut. Priscilla Pierce, Sponsor First Platoon, Company B Dave Gates, 2nd Lieut. fH Second Platoon, Company A Chambers, W. J., 2nd Lieut. Sandra Smith, Sponsor Second Platoon, Company B Jack Duvall. 2nd Lieut, Company A Second Semester Staff Chas. Emmons, Capt. Gail Osborne, Sponsor Company B Second Semester Staff Ronald Palin, Capt. IS Company C First Semester Staff Edgar Lee, Capt. Lynn Murtha. Sponsor Company D First Semester Staff Jack Barton, Capt. First Platoon, Company C Claude McFarland, 2nd Lieut. Doris Bowman. Sponsor First Platoon. Company D Andy Logan, 2nd Lieut. HO Second Platoon. Company C Larry Dove. 2nd l.ieut. Mary Wagner. Sponsor Second Platoon. Company D Ed Rodda. 2nd Lieut. Company C Second Semester Staff Tom Dickison, Capt. Evelyn Abdill. Sponsor Company D Second Semester Staff Billy Jo Fredeking, Capt. f 7 THE CHEVRONS H. C. Kuykendall, president In order to further the ideals of comradeship and establish more interest in the Corps of Cadets, the Chevrons Club was organized some years ago. The club is composed of all non-commissioned officers in the First and Second Battalion and it is from this group that the future officers of the Corps are selected. This organization has undertaken the responsibilty of assuring the Corps’ having efficient and military non-coms in its ranks. Any steps towards this goal are the aims of the Chevrons Club and with this in mind, it will always be a credit to the entire Corps. iM ■ . ■ -J -.■1 4 THE SABER CLUB E. J. Sheridan, president General C. A. Deems founded the Saber Club, composed of the commissioned officers of the First and Second Battalions, in 1931. Aiming to advance the military and social achievements of the corps, the Club has always been a great benefit to the Corps of Cadets. THE LIWISKI CLUB Betsy Love, president Founded in the early years of the Cadet Corps, the Liwiski Club is composed of the commissioned and non-commissioned officers of the Third Battalion. A great benefit to the Corps, the girls of the Liwiski Club aim to improve the discipline of the Corps and to promote “Esprit de Corps ’. The Drum and Bugle Corps S. D. Shelton, 2nd Lieut. Company G First Semester Staff Dora May Brooks, Capt. Hugh Clarke. Sponsor Company H First Semester Staff Audrey Mays, Capt. 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V ernon Boulevard across from Laura Lee Free De ivery Ecertwhere LOCAL and LONG DISTANCE Since 18 So M OVI N G I. C. C. Cert. 93641 On Moving Day— Move the Duncan Way 400-410 N. Columbus Street Alexandria, ' a. 137 Have Your Diploma Framed at THRIFTY PHOTO SERVICE Supplies — Picture Framing 1 508 King Street Alexandria, Va. Compliments of Virginia Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. INCORPORATED WOODWARD LOTHROP 10th, 1 1th F and G Streets Zone 13 Phone DIst. 5300 A Graduate ' s Best Friend — Our School Outfitting Service . . . career or college bound, come chat with Miss Warren, our Clothes Counselor. If you are heading right into the business world, she willingly assists you in choosing the correct career clothes ... if you are going to college, she helps you select campus wear suitable for your particular school. She understands clothes allowances, too, and helps you find “companions” for the clothes you already have in your wardrobe. W L — The Young Fourth Floor BEST M.ATERIAL and WORKMANSHIP Peoples Expert Shoe Repair Shop I 14 East Del Ray .Avenue Compliments of Beverly Plaza Variety 6? Gift Shop 390 Mt. Vernon Ave. -Alexandria, Va. Compliments of NANCYE FLEMING SCHREINERS GIFTS I 504 .Vlt. Vernon Avenue “Something Nice for Everyone " Ice Cream, Candy, Cigarettes, School Supplies Hours: 8 a. m. to 9:30 p.m. AL7720 1512 King Street Alexandria, ’a. ALex. 2940 THE SCOTT SHOPPE “IV here Friends Meet " EXCLUSIVE LADIES’ APPAREL Compliments of ROSENBERG’S Department Store 2 308 Mt. Vernon Ave. Alexandria, V ' a. ALex. 6060 Compliments of WILLIAMS PRINTING SERVICE 104 N. Royal Street William H.Weadon, Prop. HAYMAN’S Alexandria Headquarters for Nationally Famous Fashions featuring Advertised Brands of Dresses — Coats — Furs — Lingerie Hose — Sportswear — Accessories Fashionable Feminine Apparel 530 King Street Alexandria, " irginia THE REMNANT SHOPPE Fairies of Ez’er Description Laces, Trimmings and Dressmakers’ Supplies Leah Katz 1203 King Street Compliments of THE REMEMBRANCE SHOP 1527 Seminary Road “GIFTS” ! k EMPLOYMENT AND PROMOTION FOR ACCOUNTANTS AND SECRETARIES High school graduates and col- lege students choose STRAYER training because they save time, save money, and begin profes- sional careers earlier. Strayer Employment Service secures superior positions for graduates. Professional degrees, B.C.S. and M.C.S., are conferred on com- pletion of Business Administra- tion and Accounting courses. Guidance counselors recom- mend secretaryship as a career field offering many fascinating employment objectives. 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Brown, President Sales — Television — Service Radios and Appliances Kelvinator — General Electric — Bendix 917 King Street Alexandria, A. Compliments of Channel’s Radio Shop 2405 MtA ' crnon Avenue Kelley’s Cleaners 2012 Mt. Vernon Avenue Phone AL 1399 Plant — Franconia Road, AL 5002 Free Piek Up and Delivery 24- Hour Special Service PHONOGRAPH RECORDS Popular — Classieal — Children RECORDS — ALBUMS Electrical Appliances Del Ray Appliance Co. Open 9 to 9 2005 Mt. Vernon Avenue OVerlook44i5 SCHOOL SUPPLIES ' ' ' ' Northern I’irginia ' s Leading Stationer " WM. E. LEE CO. Stationery — Offiee Supplies 1642 King Street TEmple 5400 Alexandria, Virginia jayes 532 King Street AL 7460 Famous Name Brands ' for Juniors in Dresses Suits Skirts Coats Sweaters Lingerie Blouses Hats Popular Prices M! I i i

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