Gibsonville High School - Yell O Jak Yearbook (Gibsonville, NC)
- Class of 1952
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Sfhool day dear old Golden rule days' We face
the day Deiore us and eep forever those Vwh1Ch
are behmd us those Chemshed days hat seem
we hope to br1ng a small part of our happy days
Spent here w1th you the reader and to keep
ahve for ue, tue Semor Clase, of 1952 all the
premous memorxeb that these oays naxe held
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Mrs R. H Wynne
Wrth the dedlcatlon of th1s annual we the semors of 1952
w1sh to express our deepest apprec1at1on and most smncere
thanks to Mrs R I-I Wynne a former member of the Cnbson
v111e I-hgh School faculty for her contmnuous struggle and effort
to prepare us for the future
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MR. GERALD D. JAMES
U. S. History
MR. THEADORE BOWEN
Sponsor of Debating Club
MISS CATHERINE CHIFFELLE
English and Library
Beta Club Sponsor
MR. G. RAZ AUTRY, JR.
MISS ESTELLE BROWN
English and French
Advisor of Black and Gold
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MR. I. F. RANDALL
NIR A I ABDALLA
MRS. MA RLENE TOLER
MR. HARRY L. BOWLING
Trades and lndustry
Annual Staff Sponsor
MISS DORIS NANCE
Advisor of Black and Gold
Cheer Leader Sponsor
MRS. MABLE L. OWEN
Annual Staff Sponsor
MR. A. J. ABDALLA
Student Council Sponsor
Science Club Sponsor
SITTING, Left to Right: Annie Brothers, Lloyd Apple, Billy Creasy, Betty Andrews, Boyd Greeson, Betty
Grigg, Nancy Clapp, Celia May. STANDING: Elsie Clapp, Erma Dell Friddle, LaRue Allen, Charles
Sockwell, Elaine Baldwin, Richard Brothers, Jean Isley, Barbara Smith, Shirley Dawson, Sylvia Wyrick,
Nancy Gilliam, Mrs. Wallace Owens.
President, Billy Creasy Vice-Presidenl, Jim Gfiflg
Seared: Tanya Apple, Standing: Jim Overman
Secretary, LaRue Allen Treasurer, Betty Andrews
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LARUE ALLEN BETTY ANDREWS
Come what may, she will catch a
man some day.
Hobby Club 1,25 Beta Club 3,45
F.H.A. 1, Historian 25 Black 8a
Gold Staff 35 Assistant Librarian 2,
35 Junior Play Marshall 35 Glee
Club 45 Yell-O-Jak Staff 45 Sec-
retary 45 Superlative 4.
Agreed by all, she's on the ball.
F,H,A, 1, Treasurer 25 Hobby Club
15 Dramatics Club 15 May Court
35 Black Sa Gold 3,45 Glee Club 45
Assistant Librarian 45 Junior Play5
Homecoming Queen 4 Yell O Jak
Staff 4 Superlatrve 4
Little and loud, yet always proud.
Beta Club 3,45 Photography Club
1,25 Hobby Club 15 4 H Club 1,2,
35 Glee Club 2,3,45 Science Club
45 Bus Driver 3,45 Black 84 Gold
Staff 3,45 Yell-O-Jak Staff 3,45
Cheerleader 25 Junior Play5 Base-
ball 1,2,3,45 Superlative 4.
She's pretty and fair
But her smiles are rare.
Basketball3,45 Softball 35 Junior
Play Marshall 35 Art Club 25
Hobby Club 15 F.H,A. 2, Treasurer
35 Treasurer 45 Yell-O-Jak Staff
45 Black and Gold staff 45 Super-
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From all reports, he's the best of
Football 1,2,3,45 Baseball 1,2,3,45
Basketball 1,2,45 Monogram Club
1,2,3,45 President 15 Glee Club lg
Safety Patrol 1,25 Junior Marshall5
May Court 25 Dramatics Club lg
Sometimes late, but why hurry, it
always causes worry.
Football 1,2,3,45 Basketball 1,2.3
45 Baseball 1,2,3,45 Monogram
Club 2,3,45 President 25 Glee Club
45 Marshall 2,35 May Court 35
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VA LLIE BRO WN
"She may not be tall,
But has a smile for all."
Dramatics Club 15 Hobby Club 25
French Club 2,45 Beta Club 3,45
Alpha Delta Sorority 3,45 Black 8a
Gold Staff 3, Co-editor 45 Glee
Club 3,45 Softball 35 Student
Council 45 Junior Varsity Basket-
ball 35 Junior Play 35 Superlative
He is never seen without his queen.
Glee Club 3,45 Student Council
It's hard to find one of her kind.
Basketball 1,2,3, Co-Captain 4-
F,H,A, 2, Vice-President 3, Mono-
gram Club 3,45 Black gc Gold Staff
3,45 Yell-O-Jak staff 45 Hobby
Club 25 Junior Play Marshall 35
Art Club 25 Superlative 4.
If silence is gold, how rich can she
F,H.A. 1,45 Cafeteria Helper 2,3,
45 Library Assistant 3,45 Dramatics
Club 15 Junior Play 35 Black 85
Gold Staff 45 Superlative 4.
Vice-President 3,45 Photography
Club 1,25 Bus Driver 3,45 Yell-O-
Jak Staff 45 Junior Play 35 Hobby
Club 15 Superlative 4.
It's no doubt her smile will take
her down the aisle,
Though it may take her a while.
Beta Club 3,45 French Club 3,45
F.H.A. 1,25 Hobby Club 15 May
Court 15 Marshall 2,35 Alpha Delta
Sorority 3, Vice-President 45 Black
and Gold Staff 3,45 Glee Club 3,45
Dramatics Club 15 Yell-O-Jak
Staff 45 Superlative 4.
If there's been any mischievous
And you didn't catch the jerk
The person to see is me.
Hobby 15 Photography Club 1,25
4 H Club 1,25 Science Club 45
Black and Gold Staff 35 Yell-O-
Jak Staff 45 Junior Play Marshall 35
Substitute Bus Driver 3,45 Baseball
15 May Court 35 Superlative 4.
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He is blessed with wit
And sure to make a hit.
Football 2,3,45 Baseball 2,3,4g
Basketball 3,45 Art Club 25 Mono-
gram Club 3, President 45 Junior
Play5 Photo Club 25 Superlative 4.
Her flirty ways keep many men in
Dramatics Club lg F,H,A, 1,25 Art
Club 25 Black and Gold 45 Yell-
o-Jak Staff 45 Junior Varsity
Basketball 35 Superlative 4.
He is not a flirt
But just attracted by every skirt.
Glee Club 1,2,35 Allied Youth 15
Dramatics Club 1,25 Une Act Play
25 Football 25 President 35 Junior
Play 35 Student Council 35 Black
and Gold Staff 3,45 French Club 3,
45 Superlative 4.
Her imagination, which no one else
Will someday reward her with
Glee Club 1,3,45 Alpha Delta Sor-
ority 3,45 Art Club 15 Black8t Gold
Staff 2,3, Co-editor 45 Student
Council 45 Cafeteria Helper 1,25
Junior Play 5 Superlative 4.
Near the top she stands
Willing to give a helping hand.
Glee Club 1,2,3,45 Cheerleader 1,
2,3,45 Assistant Librarian 15 Sec-
retary 25 Treasurer 35 Basketball
2.4, Co-captain 35 Black 81 Gold
Staff 35 French Club President 3,45
Beta Club 4, Vice-president 35
Student Council President 3,45
Monogram Club 4 Marshall 2
Chief 3 Junior Play 3 Yell O Jak
4 Softball 1 2 Superlative 4
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ERMA DELL FRIDDLE
She seemed to favor a blond
So she picked out Don.
Hobby Club 25 Black 81 Gold Staff
45 Glee Club 45 Junior Play 35
Dramatics Club 15 Superlative 45
Yell-O-Jak Staff 4.
She is a great story teller,
Maybe someday she will get that
Art Club 25 Junior Play 35 Science
True to one and one alone
Just sitting and waiting for
him to come home.
Marshall 2,35 Junior Play 35 Glee
Club 2,3,45 Beta Club 3,4 Secre-
tary5 French Club 35 Alpha Delta
Sorority 4, President 35 Yell-O-Jak
Staff 3, Editor 45 Black SL Gold
Staff 2,3,45 Assistant Librarian 3,45
Student Council 45 Superlative 4.
Be serious if you may, but he will
usually have something comical to
Basketball 2,45 Vice-President 45
Monogram Club 2,3,45 Marshall 2,
35 Superlative 4.
Sometime Serious, Sometime gay,
is the making of her pleasant way.
Beta Club 45 Secretary 35 Treas-
urer 15 Glee Club 35 President 45
Black Sr Gold Staff 3,45 Yell-O-Jak
staff 45 Alpha Delta Sorority 3,45
Treasurer 35 Superlative 45 Mar-
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Little work, plenty of fun, keeps a
fellow sleepy and on the run.
Baseball 1,2,3,45 Basketball 3,45
Football 2,45 Substitute Bus Driver
35 Monogram Club 45 l-lobby Club
15 Arr Club 25 Superlative 4.
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CHARLES EDWARD HAMILTON
His hillbilly voice will no doubt
someday be a nation choice.
Junior Play Marshall 35 Glee Club
45 Science Club 45 Debating Club
45 Superlative 4.
She has a smile for all who pass her
in the halls.
Glee Club 1,2,3,45 French Club 3,
45 Reporter 45 Alpha Delta Sorority
3,45 Junior Play 35 Superlative 4.
CELIA GREY MAY
She will rise high
This small fry.
Yell-O-Jak staff 45 Secretary 35
Black 8L Gold Staff 153,45 French
Club 3, Treasurer 45 Alpha Delta
Sorority 3,43 Glee Club 253, Treas-
urer 45 Junior Play5 Superlative 4.
A little nonsense now and then is
relished by the best of men.
Football l,2,3,45 Basketball 1,2,3,
45 Baseball l,2,3,45 Monogram
Club 1,2,3,45 President '25 Sec-
retary 15Gl6e Club 1,2,3,45 Safety
Patrol l5 Superlative 4.
Her virtues far excel her height.
F,H.A. 2,4, Secretary 35 Basketball
1,35 Softball 15 Black Sr Gold Staff
45 Junior Play Marshall 35 Mono-
gram Club 3,45 Superlative 4.
MARY REA VIS
To worry little, to study less
ls my idea of happiness.
F.H.A. 2,45 Art Club 25 Glee Club
15 Dramatics Club l.
She's always happy, carefree, and
And ready to help in any way.
Alpha Delta Sorority 3,4, Secretary
35 Beta Club 35 President 45 Junior
Play 35 Glee Club 2,3,45 Vice-
president 15 Marshall 2,35 Black 8L
Gold Staff 3,45 Assistant Librarian
3,45 Student Council45 Yell-O-
Jak Staff 45 Superlative 4.
CHARLES ROBERT SOCKWELL
He never does today wl1at he can
put off 'till tomorrow.
4 H Club 1,2,3,45 Junior Play 35
Substitute Bus Driver 35 Glee Club
25 Photography Club 1,25 Hobby
Club lg Science Club 45 Yell-O-
Jak sraff 45 Black 8r Gold Staff 35
Baseball 1, Manager 25 Superlative
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JAMES REID THOMAS
Our No. one hillbilly
Always flirting with some little
Glee Club 1,2,3,45 Band 2,3,45 Bus
Driver 4, Substitute 35 Public Ad-
dress Operator 2,35 Superlative 4.
"Not very tall
But considerate to all."
Glee Club 2,3,45 Black 85 Gold
Staff 3,45 Alpha Delta 35 Assistant
GEORG E SUMMERS
"On him you can always depend
For his favors have no end."
Glee Club 35 Bus Driver 253,45
Football 45 Junior Play 35 Photo-
graphy Club 2g Hobby Club 45
lt's not every day
That you find one so gay.
Glee Club 1.2,35 French Club 35
Alpha Delta Sorority Vice-pres-
ident 3, Secretary 45 Beta Club 4-
Student Council 45 Cheerleader 3,
Chief 45 Junior Play 35 Black 81
Gold Staff 45 May Court 25 Dra-
matics Club 1,25 Student Council
1,25 Latin Club 1,25 Writers' Club
Librarian 45 Cafeteria helper 15
Junior Play 3.
Ji SEN IORS
VIVIAN WICKER PAUL WYRICK
" Vivian" " Paul"
Short, sweet, and hard lO beat. Quiet, short, but he is a good sport.
Glee Club lg Art Club 15 Black 8: Band 1,25 Photography Club 15
Gold Staff 45 F,l-l.A. 2. Junior Play 35 Debating Club 45
SYL VIA WYRIC K
No matter what you say, she has a
most delightful way.
Basketball 1,2,3,45 Softball 1,3,45
Monogram 2,3,45 French Club 3,45
Vice-President 35 Beta Club 3,45
Vice-President 45 Glee Club 2,3,45
President 25 Black 85 Gold Staff 45
Alpha Delta Sorority 3,45 Vice-
President 25 Yell-O-Jak Staff 45
BETTY IDU YOUNG ER
She is quiet and shy, but the man
who gets her will have a good buy.
F.H.A. 1.2.35 President 45 Basket-
ball 1,35 Dramatics Club 15 Black
8: Gold Staff 45 Softball 1: Junior
Play Marshall 35 Superlative 4.
CLASS HI TORY
We the class of '52 have been gu1ded throughout our four years
of h1gh school at G1bsonv1lle by a very capable progress1ve and
beloved pr1nc1pal Gerald D James Under h1s gu1dance many new
fac1l1t1es have been added whlch we have had the pleasure of us1ng
Changes for the better have come about and many of our class
members have played lmportant parts As we look back over our
last years here we can see some of these changes and also the
changes 1n us
In 1948 we became Freshmen 68 strong Our homeroom
teachers were Mr J S Casey and Mrs I H V1ckery Jr and we
elected as off1cers Arnold Beckom Presldent Barbara Sm1th VICE
pres1dent Donald Overman Secretary and Jean Isley Treasurer
L1ke all Freshmen we got the blame for most of the m1sch1ef that
went on and lt seemed that we were not allowed to travel anywhere
However most of us became members of an act1v1ty or two some
made the athlet1c teams some were on the "Black and Gold staff
one of the fmrst progress1ve steps and we got our p1cture 1n the
annual for the f1rst t1me By the end of the year most of our green
ness' was gone
R1s1ng to m1ghty Sophomores ln the fall of '49 45 of us entered
the homerooms of Mrs V1ckery and Mr Casey who returned w1th
Herbert Belv1n was elected pres1dent Dur1ng th1s year more
extra curr1cular act1v1t1es were added one of them bexng the f1rst
school band 1n the h1gh schoo1's lustory and a few of our class mem
bers Jolned the outflt Becky Walker Jo1ned us toward the latter part
of the year when we were beg1nn1ng to th1nk about the Jun1or play
class rlngs the banquet and a new gym maybe
Th1rty seven Jun1ors walked no1s11y 1nto M1ss Bermce Odom's
homeroom on September 6 1950 and the same day elected Arthur
Dav1s who had moved here from Crewe V1rg1n1a as presldent
About a month later after much d1scuss1on another step of progress
to our school began a student councll so that the students could
have a say so 1n the affa1rs M1ss Odom was sponsor and two of
our class members had the honor of be1ng 1ts f1rst leaders Nancy
G1ll1am presldent and no one could have been more capable, and
Bobby 'Red Gerr1nger v1ce presldent Our school football team
had a hghted f1eld of our own on whlch to play for the f1rst t1me 1n the
school's hlstory Later 1n the year a few of our boys felt the need to
go 1nto the serv1ce of our country and left us fgladly or sadly? One
of these was Red Gerrmger and elected to take h1s place on the
Student Counc1l from our class was Rlchard Brothers Our ruby
lass r1ngs carne somet1me 1n February The play ' Deacon Dubbs"
was g1ven 1n March and was a huge success Then on May 4 the
cl1max of lt all our banquet for the Sen1ors "H1tch Your Wagon
To A Star g1ven at the Bl1ss Restuarant 1n Greensboro We had
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not con ple ed entuely that year as ant1c1pated but sevel al non
conference basketball games were played 1n lt Qu1ckly these day
September ol 1051 arrmved and 39 tudr-nts were at last Semors
We could flnally sat under Mr James nose 1n the aud1tor1um We
began loolung forward to the Senror play the .Tumor Semor banquet
aga1n and the Washlngton tr1p We elected as offmcers Bxlly Creasy
pres1dent J1m Gmgg v1ce pres1dent LaRue Allen secretary and
Betty Andrews treasurer We elected our mascots Tanya Apple
and JITIIIYIY Overman We play d the part of leaders ln many 1n
stances be1ng led ourselves under the gu1dance of our homeroom
teacher M1ss Catherlne Ch1ffelle
The class of '52 as one of the largest graduaung classes of all
t1me w1ll not forget the many wonderful experlences at G H S Now
lt IS our arm to go out mto the world and to go forward so as to re
fl ct credlt on our 'Alma Mater
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The place was crowded mostly k1ds from hlgh school
dr1n.k1ng sodas and eatmg hot dogs after school They probably had
a forgotten respons1b1l1ty tucked away 1n the back of the1r mlnd
somewhere But they could do that later rlght now the only thmg
that mattered was we're at Pop's 1t's t1me to have fun we can
work later Mus1ng I wondered 1f they ever would get around to
Then a g1rl w1th shght f1gure and a fun lov1ng look on her
face sa1d Let's hear someth1ng old walked up to the Juke
1nserted her money and sauntered back to her booth wh1le bars
of Lou1s Armstrong's "I Get Ideas " floated out and flnally qu1etened
the roll1ck1ng youngsters
I Get Ideas 1951 I could be back 1n Boone's bobby
socks saddles Sklrt sweater why that qu1et g1rl over there
w1th the br1ght brown eyes mlght have been Betty Younger who
was nowmarnedandkeepmg house w1th George Smlth and the tall
g1rl Wlth her could be Sue Reld who was marrled too and ra1s1ng
her own basketball team
These thmgs started me to dream1ng and the m1sty ra1n outslde
only made my 1mag1nat1on stronger I looked across the no1sy room
1n Cal1forn1a now Then ponder1ng to myself I wondered where
cute l1ttle Ela1ne Baldwln and V1v1an W1CkCT were Gee they used
to exc1te the boys They were probably secretar1es for some elderly
man now who h1red them to look'
Just then my thoughts were 1nterrupted by the entrance of a
sa1lor who was undoubtedly well known by the welcome the crowd
gave h1m Bell bottom trousers I suppose J1m Gr1gg Arnold
Beckom and Arthur Dav1s are help1ng Uncle Sam too
Herbert Belv1n and Haywood Ingle both b1ondeRomeos were
understud1es at M G M for John Lund and Denn1s O'Keefe'
The bars of mus1c cont1nued and my dream1ng wandered on
remembered the mus1cal talent we had 1n ole '51 Probably Mar1on
Ledbetter had completed her tramlng and was w1th the Metropol1tan
and Posle Club James Thomas and Buddy Ham1lton were taklng
over J1m Hall's show as the Famous Three
Thmk of the housew1ves too' Gee our class was really st1rr1ng
up Wash1ngton w1th the problem of over populat1on Betty Gr1gg
Cella May and Becky Walker are all wlth the1r sa11ors now The
Navy"w1ll"have the1rway As faras that's concerned c1v1l1ans too
V W fa1rly snatched Nancy G1ll1am to the altar andthe twobeaut1ful
gals from Wh1tsett Irma Dell Fr1ddle and Anxne Brothers met the1r
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Nook1e the great football player had f1nally solved N C 's
problem of losmg Just1ce for he was now Capta1n and hero on the1r
football f1eld wh1le st1ll hero 1n Gerald1ne's heart Also at N C
Charl1e Sockwell after us1ng h1s "charm" to graduate was "study
Never say we let the Agr1culture of our state down for George
Summers and Paul Wyrlck may be found any lovely summer day
wh1le fluffy clouds float overhead plow1ng' fMule Tra1n'7j
Those were the days and the work Vall1e Brown and Jean
Isley put on the school paper had pa1d off for they were both study1ng
Journahsm now w1th a great career ahead
Sylv1a Wyrlck our own sweet was now All Amer1can at Elon
College be1ng surpassed only by LaRue Allen who was studylng to
be a nurse wh1ch 1S the only th1ng her baby face could represent
Mary Reav1s who d1d make lt after all was half owner w1th
Pansy Dunn 1n a baby cl1n1c The1r love for ch1ldren 1S a great
asset to the mothers 1n Burl1ngton
Dreammg dream1ng red halred Barbara Smlth was now
a great model for ' Look Magazme and st1ll f1lled Lloyd Apple
w1th awe as he went about h1s Job as photographer on the same
Ol1tS1d6 the ra1n had ceased and v1s1ble through the m1sty w1ndow
I could see several hot rods pa1nted v1v1d colors I sm1led to
myself they had noth1ng on Rlchard Brothers and B1lly Creasy who
were two of the best bus dr1vers 1n the U S '
It's funny how you can look back funny how l1ttle th1ngs that
meant noth1ng at the t1me they occurred were so lmportant now
Why Nancy Clapp probably never dreamed her amb1t1on to be an
a1r hostess would really come true and Els1e Clapp whose sm1le and
flashlng eyes could hold up to Esther W1ll1ams was now a top rank1ng
rnovle star at Warner Brothers
I came to w1th a start Why my dreams had carr1ed me through
a p1cture of all my classmates except why com1ng through
the door lt was' Betty Andrews dressed 1n nurse un1form and
ElO1SC Bull that shorthand tablet could mean but one th1ng
After a br1ef chat I looked at my watch Gee Wh1z' 5 00 I'd
m1ss my tram! Anyway lt was fun dream1ng what
out me 'P I'm Just a reporter on the Gazette gotta run now
b1g pow pow 1n Wash1ngton I've gotta cover'
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Mary Jarrett Donald Johnson
Herman Randolph Susan Randolph
Howard Ray Tommy Reld Berry Rlggms Peggy Rlgglns
Roland Shepherd Glenn Smrth Nlancy Spence Larry Thomas
Jan1e Trckle Irma Walker Nancy Walker Gerald Wallace
W1111am Welch Lourse Whrrsell Barbara Wrlson Faye Wyrlck
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AST WILL D TESTAME T
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
CITY OF GIBSONVILLE
GIBSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
We the Sen1or Class of 1952 real1z1ng that our super1or1ty over all other
classes 1S com1ng to a close w1sh to leave our cher1shed possess1ons and pr1v
1ledges to those we thlnk deserve such honor We do hereby declare th1s to be our
last w1ll and testament to be executed 1n the follow1ng order
ARTICLE I TO THE FACULTY
Item I To our pr1nc1pal Mr James we leave our school w1th hopes he w1ll
cont1nue the 1mprovements
Item II We leave Mr Bowl1ng aga1n th1s year w1thout a w1fe We smcerely
hope she w1ll accept h1s proposal 1n the near future
Item III To M1ss Ch1ffe1le we leave our deep apprec1at1on for the help she has
glven us th1s year
Item IV To Mr Abdalla we leave our hopes that he w1ll d1scover a way to prevent
so many flat t1res
Item V To M1ss Brown we leave her headaches w1th the 5th perlod study hall
Item VI To Mr Bowen we leave h1s pleasure of "chunk1ng the wood" to h1s
Item VII To Mrs Owen we leave a much 1mproved home econom1cs department
and our apprec1at1on for the work she d1d on the annual
Item VIII To M1ss Nance we leave the ' newspaper headaches" and our hopes
that she gets a d1amond 1n the near future
fCheer up Coachj
Item X To all the teachers we leave our hopes of better years to come
ARTICLE II TO THE CLASSES
Item I To the '52 '53 Sen1or Class we leave our hopes of a happy senlor year
Item II To the '52 '53 Junlor Class we leave the good t1mes w1th the Jun1or
play and hope 1t's a success
Item III To the '52 '53 Sophomore Class we leave ' Sl1as Marner " Cheer up'
It's not so bad
Item IV To the '52 '53 Freshman Class don't take lt so hard you only have four
ARTICLE III TO THE INDIVIDUALS
Item I I Elame Baldw1n w1ll my ablllty to get that man" to Joan Bennett
Item I Betty Gr1gg bequeath my love of gomg steady to Cooter Casque
Item I Barbara Sm1th bequeath my short romances to Shlrley Summers
Item We V1v1an Wlcker and Cella May bequeath our favor1te spot on the
curb to Edna Curtls Sue Clapp and H1lda Apple
Item I Rachel Sutton bequeath my plumpness to Lyd1a Molze
Item I Anme Brothers bequeath my basketball talent to Pegg1e May
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Item VIII I Nancy Clapp bequeath my flirting ab1l1ty to Dalphine Webster
Item I Sue Reid will my m1les" of tallness to Mary Fannie White
Item I Betty Andrews bequeath my dimples to Betty Smith
Item I Becky Walker tearfully leave that beloved chemistry stool to Don
Curtis along with the memories of trouble I got into in the lab Beware Don'
Item XII I Erma Friddle bequeath my talking ab1l1ty to Lena Taylor and Avis
Item XIII We Billy Creasy Lloyd Apple and Charles Sockwell leave our "Ups
and Downs with Mr Bowling and our ab1l1ty "to get out of trouble" to Harvey
Mann Bobby Long and Curry Ridge
Item XIV I Sylvia WY1Ck leave my hook shot to Ga1l ' Hook" Isley and Kay
Young with hopes that they hit the goal more often
Item V I Paul Wyrick leave my task of shaking the floor to Jerry Madren
Item XVI I Nancy Gilliam bequeath to Helen Friddle my interest in the National
Item XVII I Elsie Clapp leave my fast talking ab1l1ty to Marion Shepherd and
Rachel Hammer QSpeak up gals 'D
Item XVIII We Marion Ledbetter and Jean Isley leave our ab1l1ty to tell Jokes
to Becky Allen Geraldine Woods and Ruby Murell
Item XIX I Pansy Dunn leave my curly ha1r and big feet to Virginia Wotten
and Nancy Turner
Item XX I Vallie Brown will to Billy Clapp and Shirley Huffman my deter
Item XXII I James Thomas will my good looks and ab1l1ty to get girlfriends
To Bertram Brady and Sammy Helmes
Item XXIII I Jim Grigg leave my girlfriend troubles to C W Allred
Item XXIV I Shirley Dawson leave my beloved shorthand to Marjorie Engle
Item XXV I Eloise Bull leave to dear little Verna Morene my bright freckles
that shine like stars
Item XXVI I George Summers leave my good driving habits to Ervin Wright
Look out' '
Item XXVII I Pos1e Clubb leave my good looks and excellent physique to Boyd
Item XXVIII I Mary Reavis willingly leave my s1lly giggles in study hall to
Jeanette Yow Watch out Jeanette you might get caught'
Item XXIX I Arthur Davis will my ' way with the g1rls" to Junior White who
seens to be having a hard time'
Item XXX I Herbert Belv1n leave my ab1l1ty to wreck cars to Charles Riggins
Item XXXI I Buddy Hamilton leave H A Bradsher my singing ab1l1ty
Item XXXII I Arnold Beckom leave my football ab1l1ty to Joe Thomas
Item XXXIII I Donald Overman leave my ab1l1ty to gain weight to Jerry Moize
Item XXXIV I Haywood Ingle leave the shop and Mr B wl1ng's "duh" to Ke t
Thomas and Kyle Torreyson
Written signed sealed and delivered this the lst day of January anno domini
one thousand nine hundred and fifty two
Witnesses Charles Sockwell Testators
Mr H L Bowling Advisor
Mrs Wallace Owen Assistant Advisor
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Seated, Left to rrght Betty Grxgg, Richard Brothers, Nancy G1111am. Peggy May. and Irma Walker Standrng, Left to
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Seated Left to nght Bobby Long Brlly Draper John O'Br1ant Pat Welch Q L Lrttle and Pat Chrlders Standrng
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Srtung Left to nght Eleanor Allen, Lmda Cates btandmg Left to rrqht Dorothy White, Ann Younger and Edna
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Seated Left to Right: Mrs. Theodore Bowen, Miss Ora Scott, Mrs. Luther Tickle, Mrs. B. C. Boyles, Miss Aileen Pegg
and Mrs. Jean Smith. Standing: Mrs. Sallie Boyd Cheek, Mrs. C. A. Walker, Mrs. Arthur Ferguson, Miss Ola Walker,
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Brown, Billy Jean Clapp, Sylvia Wyrick, and Arthur Davis.
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Seated Left to Right: Elmer Hall, Bobby Greeson, Larry Laughlin, Irma Walker, Peggy Riley, Curtis Hinton, James
Reid Thomas, Etta Burke, Bobby Younger, Nellie Thomas, Lynn Small, Claude Lowe, Don Blalock, Billy Beckom,Carl
Whitsell, and Vance Apple. Standing: Majorette, Sally Jo Brown, John Huggins, Jerry Madren, John Creasy, and Maj-
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First Row, Left to Right: Posie Clubb, Becky Allen, Virginia Wootten, Annie Brothers, Peggy May, Sylvia Wyrick, Nan-
cy Gilliam, Coach Raz Autry, Second Row: Howard Ray, Herman Randolph, John O'Briant, Charles Riggins, Herbert
Belvin, Arnold Beckom, Haywood lngle, James Grigg, and Nookie Overman. Third Row: Don Curtis, Richard Whitsell,
Glenn Smith, JoeThomas, Boyd Greeson, C. W. Allred, Bobby Long, and Gerald Wallace. Back Row: Robert Tickle,
Bobby Johnson, Clyde lngle, Roland Summers, jerry Madren, and Shirley Summers not pictured.
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Standing First Row Left to Right.
Carl Welch, Billy Wilson, Keith Dennis, Don Allen, and Mr. Bowen, Advisor, Back Row: Kyle Torreyson, Buddy
Hamilton, Pat Welch, Jerry Moize, Billy Draper.
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Front Row, Left to Right: Don Blalock, Managerg Carl Gerringer, Keith Dennis, Don Allen, Buddy Gerringer, Richard
Shockley, Jimmie Summers, Q. L. Little, Billy Wilson, and Jerry Madren, Manager. Second Row: Bobby Webster
Cooter Gasque, Pat Childers, Gary Scoggins, Glenn Smith, Gene Jones, Haywood Ingle, Robert Tickle, Paul Dean Butler
Richard Whitsell, and Arnold Beckom. Back Row: Coach Raz Autry, Nookie Overrnan, Boyd Greeson, Joe Thomas
George Summers, Posie Clubb, Roland Shepherd, Herbert Belvin, Charles Riggins, Howard Ray, Karol Kimrey, C. W
Allred, and Don Curtis.
This fall Raz Autry, our new coach was given the task of re-
building the Gibsonville football team. Coach Autry had to start from
scratch and as a result the seasonwas none too good. He did not have
the strong defense line or flashy offense of last year to work with,
but despite the losses, the team was spirited and determined to do
their best, which they did.
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Seated Left to Right: Howard Ray, Boyd Greeson, James Grigg, Herbert Belvin, Gerald Wallace. Standing: Haywood
Ingle, Roland Shepherd, Don Dawson, Buddy Gerringer, Nookie Overman, Charles Riggins, Robert Tick1e,Coach Raz
BOYS BASKETB LL
Under the guidance of coach Autry, our boys, although not winning the
majority of the games, have proven to be a spirited, hard fighting team.
We are looking forward with soaring spirits of a brighter future in
Co-Captains - Sylvia Wyrick and Annie Brothers
Seated around left to right,
Dalphine Webster, Nancy Walker, Irma Walker, Glenda Yow, Nancy Gilliam, Vera Cobb, Peggy May, Kay Young, Betty
Andrews, Virginia Wootten, Bennie Fogleman, Susan Randolph, Sara Westmoreland, Ruby Murrell, Becky Allen, and
Shirley Summers not pictured.
Standing left to right.
Marge Englebright, Manager, Coach Raz Autry, and Edna Curtis, Manager,
Under the leadership of a new coach, Mr. Raz. Autry, the girls have shown high
spirits and great hopes of being champions this year.
So far the girls have had a most successful season, but are yet to show their
best in the tournament.
Sylvia Wyrick and Annie Brothers were elected co-captains by a unanimous
We are proud of our girls and hope they will have many more successful years
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Glbsonvrlle North Carolina
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GIBSONVILLE DRUG COMPANY
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House Electric Co
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