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Page 41 text:
Last Will And Ccsiument
We, the Senior G!ass.o'E'ih'ihvIii!1iP,i!tf-t,hundred and fifty-eight, of
Grantham High ScYioo1f1'Count5y2pf Wayne, State of North Caro-
lina,be-ing of sound and realizing that we shall soon de-
part from our Alrba. A' Qter, dohereby make and declare our
Last Will and Testaml .
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ARTICLE 1 , 945-N
To Mr. Jones and the 5facu,7I'Eif'i'Y1!2h'ibers we leave PEACE.
To the Junior Class we leave: .
A. Our quiet, orderly, dignified, well-mannered, industrious,
intellectual business-like, amlzfitious, illustrious, impressive,
enchanting, captivating, charming, co-operative and merce-
nary spirit. .
B. The other side of the water' tank to paint next year.
We, the Seniors, leave to the Sophomore Class our determina-
tion and hope for the future.
ARTICLE IV ,
W e , the Cla s s of leave the Freshman with the happy
thoughts that "Old School Teachers Never Die," they're just
around the corner. 5
The Seniors now will their most prized possessions to their
dear underclassmenhoping they will be cherished and appre-
I, Jerry Weaver, leave my love for girls to Arthur Jackson.
I, Dorothy Price, leave part of my intelligence to any needy
We, Pat Blackman and Lela Faye Britt, leave our ability to
loaf at school to Betty Jane Thornton, Jean Sutton, and
Margie Smith. '
I, Betty Faye Jernigan, leave tinffgggist line to Genever-
ette Wise. ,J -' ' ' 'i7ffggQs..
I, Becky Jones, leaafe my Sggpior books Thompson
and Carolyn llenningrrjggd . M3 lgfQfff3,fg ' i' - '- it
I, Glenn Joyner, l' a ve quietl Luby 'Bryan,3'Ear1J
Dunbar, Glen FtgtreIl'efQd B igltjaigne. Q
1, Philip Hood, leafvedniy listfiif gig? -iitiiiH'obby Raynor. I
I, Gordon Joyner, tg-:ave a p'6f'Qrtiol?rF ofzgtghcurls to any needy
girls. 1, ff I
1, Annie Ruth Massey, le-aw'1QanrXQde1iihdabi1i1:y to an the ir-
I, Sheila McGarr, le ayexmy ever-refgigiess to have a good
time to Joyce Casey and gn I , A, r
I, Merrell Sasser, le avtgh H Jlplajil'
future guardsmen of " 'M' ' '
I, Myrtle Laws, leave a portion of my hair to Jenny Porter.
I, Landis Neal, leave my ability to have a good argument to
I, Melba Rhodes, leave my cheerfulness to Dartha Westbrook
and Mattie Wilkins.
I, Billy Ray Howell, leave my ability to slet-p on class to Joi-
I, Bobby Williams, leave my love for Newton Grove girls to
Charles Weaver and Kenneth Graham.
I, Marceline Tucker. will my homemaking practice to Gail
I, J. L.Weaver, leave my love for Mercurys to Jerry Tyner.
I, G. A. Spain. leave my "sunny good mornings" to Russell
I, Erma Thain, le a ve m y lo ve fo r '57 Fords to Shelton
I, Annette Stevens, leave Mary Alice Denning and Annette
Britt my friendly ways.
I, Ray Westbrook le ave my love for "bad Fords" to Willie
Giddens and Jerry Reaves.
I, Joyce Edwards, leave any ofthe remaining "Weavers" to
any lucky girl.
I, Joyce Herring, just leave for Japan.
I, Marvin Weaver, leave a few inches of height to Lynwood
I, Mary John Best, leave my love for State College to Ann
We, Ann Summe rlin and William Goods, leave Newton Grove
to Nellie Mac Bryan and Phyllis Jernigan.
I, John William Taylor. leave to Dwight Laws, my ability to
play the guitar.
I, Gordan Best, leave my ability to date all the girls to Tommy
I, Charles Martin, leave my office as Beta Club President to
Jerry Wadsworth hoping he will do an extra good job.
I, Billy Stevens, leave my position on the ball team to James
I, Don Keene, leave nothing because I'm Stingy.
I, Agnes Britt, le ave my ability to get engaged to Barbara
Best and Lena Rose Joyner.
I, Claro Grantham, leave to anybody my ability to out-talk the
I, Erlene Head, leave my love for the Air Force to anybody.
I, Gorden Harrell, plan to leave this old school with a satis-
l, J. A. Wilkins, leave my love for Goldsboro girls to Carrol
Ingram and Ray Mercer.
I, Shelton Williams, leave Stevens Mill to Stanley Hartley to
do with as he pleases.
I, James Weaver, leave my Air Force career to just anybody.
I, Lacey Edwards, leave my ability to "holler" tires to Sally
Best and Helen Aswell.
We, Betty LouBritt and Margie Westbrook, leave all our notes
and quiet dispositions to Betty Thigpen, Joyce Keene, and
Clara Lee Hare.
I, Dora Lee Thornton, leave a portion of my personality to the
We, Lena Britt and Violet Bryan, being of sound mind and re-
alizing we need each and everything we have, leave noth-
ing to nobody.
Wei.the graduating Senior Class of 1958, do charge the Junior
Class toexecute faithfully, and to the best of their ability, this
our Last Will and Testament which is to become effective on
the day of our graduation.
Signed, sealed, and established 'by the Senior Class of Grant-
ham!-Iigh in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Fifty-
,eigIit'in.the presence oi the following witnesses:
Testators: Mary John Best Witnesses: Violet Bryan
Philip Hood Lena RuthBritt
Page 40 text:
Inl954, we the graduating class of
1958, ente red high school. There were
sixty-five of us unde r the supervision of
Malcolm Bender, Leroy Pittrnan, and
RobertSanderson. During the year we lost
Norwood Daniels ,BlendaSutton,Faye
Thornton, Lois Bradford, Gerald Bradford,
W ilbu r Hall, Faye Mercer, Louise New-
comb, Harrell Garris , Charlie Helen
Weeks, Billy Ray Toler, and Marie West-
brook. We enjoyed our classparty at
We returned to high School as sopho-
mores qu i t e reduced in number with only
forty-nine students. To greet us that year
were Miss Evelyn Davis and Mrs. Henry
Cox. Since we had experienced the routines
of h i gh school, we had very little trouble
settling down to work.
B e adie Thompson and George Issac
Joynerleft, but we gained Billie Ann Cauld-
er to fill one of the vacancies.
This year our class party was at
Herman Park. Afterwards, most of us en-
joyed a movie.
After a short vacation, we returned as
juniors re ady to undertake the responsi-
bilities that were before us. Our instruct-
or this yea r wa s Miss Elizabeth Lewis,
who led us through our many activities.
At our first class meeting, we elected
our o ffi c e r s fo r the year. 'fhey were!
President, James Weaver: Vice-President,
Landis Neal, Secretary-Treasurer, Philip
Hood. H '
The h i gh lights of that year were the
Junior P l a y , "The Whole Truth," and
Junior-Senior B a nqu e t , which were both
To end our junior year, we had a
Weiner roast at Goldpark Lake.
On September 3,1957, fo rty-six ex-
cited seniors proudly took their placesin
the s e nio r homeroorns with Miss Sandra
Donaldson and Mrs. John Lowdermilk.
Our o ffi c e r s 'werez President, Dora
Lee T h o r n t o n 3 Vice-President, Charles
Marting Se c retary, Ann Summerling
Treasurer, BillyStevens, Reporter, Becky
Jones, Historian, Erlene Head.
Soonafterwe began school, we started
work on our annual. In order to finance the
annua1,we sold ads and gave a chicken stew
suppe :r which was a success though we
One of our greatest thrills was when
we received our class rings. How proud we
were to be flashing them around showing
them to our underclassmenl
During the first part of the year Miss
Donaldson le ft us, and Mrs. Bob Bradley
came to take her place.
As the end of the year approached, we
looked forward to the Senior Play and being
the guest of the Juniors at the Junior-Senior
Banquet. We shall neve r forget these
u We ended our twelve years of school
by receiving our diplomas. Tomorrow we
will go out into the world to seek our in-
dividual happiness axid' success.
A Charles Martin
Page 42 text:
As Our years llufald
Oh! who is that getting out of that 1968 Pontiac?
It's Philip Hood. I guess he traded that Pontiac he had
in High School for it.
Erma Thain is now teaching music in California
while herhusband, Glenn, is selling oil field equipment.
Lowe r the gang plank, folks. Do you see who I
see? .... none other than our own Claro Grantham
who is now in the United States Marine Corps.
Lac ey Edwards and Glenn Joyner are two of the
most successful farmers of our day. I've heard they
had to build larger barns this year, and they are buy-
ing n e w machinery. What they learned in FFA must
have been worth a lot.
Say,what's this? Buy your tickets for the wrest-
ling match tonight. Marjorie Westbrook defends he r
championship title . Well, all I can say, it should be
Ray Westbrook is the fellow to call when you need
tohave the sink unstopped. I understand he is a first-
Mary John Best, as you know, attended E. C. She
liked it so well that she is now on the faculty the re.
Extra! Extra! Extra! Read all about it. Up-to-the
minute interesting new s written by none other than
Becky Jones, news reporter for THE NEW YORK TIMES.
Joyce Edwards is now running a nursing home .
She is s o kind and good to all of her patients. Who
knows, perhaps some millionaire from Grantham may
will her a fortune some day.
Granthamis really proud of Shelton Williams. He
is a Ge ne ral in the Air Force. They will have a big
parade which will cover from Grantham to Mount Olive.
L e l a Fay Britt made the headlines on the Sports
page when the New York Giants won the pennant. You
know she is the manager of the team. Her manager
hop e s she will retire in the future and manage their
own five players.
If any of you fellows and girls go sailing on the sea
of matrimony on your honeymoon, how about dropping
into see Betty Lou Britt in Florida? 'I understand she
has quite a fleet of yachts.
Bobby Williams ha s b e e n looking around for an
office to hang his shingle on. You know he is a dentist
now. "Hold on to the chair, patients, please."
If you have been reading the newspaper, you know
that one of the top scientists of the day is nous other
than Marceline Tucker. They say she is awizard and
can split an atom to the n-th degree.
J. L. Weaveris doing quite well for in his
hardware s to r e in Mount Olive. He says the wonien
don't buy rolling pins any more, but to tell the new
brides he has another supply of can openers.
Jerry Weaver has finally gotten on television as a
comedian. There was nevera dull moment at school as
long as Jerry was around.
Too bad Myrtle Ann Laws and E rline Head got
married and quit their jobs as dime store workers.
I looked around as a young nurse appeared. It
was Dora Lee Thornton. Afte r working toward her
goal, she finally became a nurse.
Melba Rhodes just told me she likes her job. She
is private secretary for the president of PATTER.SON'S
DIME STORE in Jacksonville.
Agnes Britt tells me that she is spending a few
days with herparents before she returns to Paris. She
and he r husband live in a big mansion, complete with
H e r e c om e s Pat Blackman driving up in a new
Cadillac. Her husband owns an automobile agency, so
I guess she will have a car now when she wants to go.
Billy Stevens has just come in. Since he is a doc-
tor, he ne ve r knows when he can get away from the
Billy Ray Howell owns a clothing store in New
York. He specializes in suits for fat men, since he
has gained a few pounds.
John William Taylor is now in Hollywood, Cali-
fornia. Since he has taken Elvis's place, it keeps him
YI see Gorden Joyner has become a patrolman. He
works in the big city of Mount Olive. When he is not
on his trips chasing Betty Lou and her boy companion
for speeding, he is sleeping.
Ann Summerlin won the most blue ribbons at the
fair thi s year. She is a wonderful homemaker. No
wonder her husband is putting on weight.
Say,whois that smiling nurse coming out of room
209 in Duke Hospital? Annie Ruth Massey, of course.
Who wouldn't get sick just to have her hold his hand.
April's issue of CHARM reallydisappearedfrom
the newsstand,butno wonder. Our own Violet Bryan's
face smiled prettily on the cover wearing a new Easter
bonnet. She really is a lovely model.
My, that new filling station that Landis Neal is
building is 'r e ally terrific. Some people wonder how
h e do e s so well, but I would like to know if his con-
science hurts himwhenhe sells three quarts of gas for
I saw Dorothy Price on television the other night.
She looks happy since She has become a famous pianist.
Go rdon B e s t is spending a few days with his
mother before returning to Wake Forest, where he is
a professor. He was always thought of as a professor
Attention! All boys who are planning to join the
Air Fo rc e please see General James Weaver for all
information needed to join.
Gone to join her husband overseas is Joyce Herr-
ing. I hear she has a real good job as secretary for
one of the Generals,
Sheila McGarr's latest poem, "The Life of Joe,"
has been accepted by her mother with honor.
Lena Ruth Britt who has completed her Home Ec-
onomics cou r s e at E. C. is now happily practicing,
instead of teaching.
Charles Martin, recently named "Playboy of the
Year,"is now sweeping floors for Carolina Theater in
,Q G. A. Spainand Merrell Sasser, now serving in U.
S. Marines Corp s , tell us that they have at least one
girl in every state.
Marvin Weaver and William Goode now own the
WEAVER AND GOODE VAN LINES.
J. A. Wilkins is serving his country as a jet pilot
in the U.S. Air Fo rc e . We do hope his wife is happy
since she is out of the state with her husband.
Betty Faye Jernigan has recently resigned from
her fo rme r position to become private secretary of
our newly elected president Don Keene.
We understand, Gordon Harrell has just completed
his first tour around the moon. We do hope he enjoyed
I he a r that Annette Stevens is doing all right as
an Airline Hostess. We hear that one out of a hundred
usually marries a millionaire.
Lela Faye Britt
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