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Page 22 text:
he Senior Class of 1945! Ah, how beautiful those
words do sound to our waiting ears. Twelve long
years have we toiled, studied, and learned. All this
for the moment when we take our sheepskins and
murmur a polite but shaky "thank you" to the person
doing the honors.
Ours is quite an unusual class, there being approxi-
mately orle hundred fifty members with an average of
two girls to one boy. lt has indeed been affected by
the war as these figures indicate. This also accounts
for the marriages which have taken place during the
year, among which are those of Wilma Hines to
Clarence Sloper, Phyllis Anton to Charles Ritchie,
leanette Pine to limmy lennings, Betty Sue Eorwalter
to Victor Carlson, Lorraine Barnett to Iames Willis, and
Mary Louise Nelson to William Butler. All the boys
are in the service, while the girls are continuing to
gain knowledge and experience by remaining in
The senior class is divided into four sections with
Miss Iennie Allensworth presiding over 12-1, Miss
Gertrude Geraghty over 12-2, Mr. C. C. lones over 12-3,
and Miss Mildred Scrivener over 12-4. Each of these
homerooms is outstanding in its own right, for they
include many students who are unusually gifted or
talented, some who have notable birthdays such as
Mary Lewis, hers falls on Mother's Day. She has won
innumerable contests and awards for her art work.
Among them, the Iames Lee Memorial Award for the
Outstanding Young Artist of the year in 1938 and
again in 1941. Her work has also been exhibited at
Brooks Memorial. Other unusual birthday are loy
Wilsons and Peggy lean Yandel1's. Theirs fall on
Armistice Day and Halloween respectively.
Teddy Petrovsky of 12-3 has also done outstanding
work in Art and in Music. He puts his talents to use
by playing the piano for almost all the school pro-
grams and in addition for the USO whenever called
upon. lrene Stergios collects figurines from different
countries and has a large number in her possession.
lean Beaton of 12-1 Won recognition for Humes by
winning the city-wide Malaria Poster Contest for 1944.
She has also done sketches for the Herald which have
never failed to bring forth praise. Bettye Burson, Rosa
Paller, and Carolyn Brenner have brought honors to
Humes by outstanding work in the Speech Depart-
ment and Herald Staff activities. Rosa Paller and
Leslie lnman have done much to make the Humes
Debating Team one of the best in the city. Bettye
, . . . CAROLYN BRENNER
Burson, the editor of the paper, is responsible for the
wonderful editions put out this year. Vital statistics
show that she is the shortest girl in the Senior Class,
being a mere four feet-eleven inches. Carolyn Brenner
has won several essay contests, among them Tennes-
see second place in the 1944 National Cotton Essay
Curtis Hall of 12-2 is the successful Humes drum
major who in addition specializes in tap and ballet.
Thomas Keeton and Ronald Taylor have hobbies that
also serve as sources of income. Thomas builds and
sells boats of almost any kind and description. Ron-
nie's job as student director of the band led to his
directing a jazz band of his own.
An oddity lies in the fact that Eugene Curtis, Presi-
dent and Harvey Carter, Vice-President of 12-1 hold
the same offices for the entire Senior Class, as does
loyce Stocks, Treasurer. Lindy Wilder is the envy of
every speech student for he was selected to do a role
in one of the Little Theater productions, "Iunior Miss,"'
which he did very well according to the newspaper
reviews, Few people know the accordionists, the
Class boasts of, they are Sylvia Shiffman, Robert Iohn-
son, and Teddy Petrovsky. ln Ianuary of this year
eleven of the class graduated at Tech because of work
done at summer school. All came from the 12-1 home-
room. They were Lloyd Adams, George Hutchinson,
Forrest Hettinger, George Thomas, Carolyn Massey,
Sylvia Wolfe, Lorraine Barnett, Ieanette Currie, lean-
ette Pine, Betty Sue Eorwalter, and Nevis Quarrin.
Annabel Miller wrote the Senior Class Poem. Anna-
bel likes to write poems, in which a speciality of hers
is surprise endings that do exactly that-surprise one:
Loraine Achord has kept it a secret, but those things
will out. She, too, is a poet although she modestly
Humes has always had a better-than-average ROTC
Battalion. This year it was under the command of Don
Kaurez, Lieutenant Colonel, who, too, served with
ferry Crook as Co-Captain ofthe football team that
made such a grand showing last fall. 12-3 boasts Nick
Speros who won recognition for Humes by his excel-
lent work as tailback on the team, 12-4 has Red Wil-
liams who made All-Memphis and All-State in foot-
ball this year-the first time this has come to a Humes
lt seems as if seniors pre-dominate in holding offices
in the various clubs which go to form the business and
Page 21 text:
MRS. I. W. MCBRYDE
President l-lumes Polrent-Teozcher Association
l count it or privilege ds Well os on honor to serve ds President ot the
tlumes Pdrent-Teocher Associotion.
lt is my obiect ond thot ot the dssociotion to promote the Weltore oi
children ond youth in our community,
Moy we pledge our time to the tgculty ond pupils ot l-lumes High Schooll
To the Seniors of 1945, may you olwoys put God tirst, your school ond
country second, ond l'm confident you shcxll olworys Win whatever tolsl:
you undertdke. Sincerely,
MRS, I. W, MCBRYDE,
President l-lumes P,-T. A.
SENIQR Cl 'llEfXClslll2lQS
Miss Jennie Allensworth Miss Gertrude
Mr. C, C. Jones Miss Mildred Scrivener
Poge Nineteen R
Page 23 text:
social life here at school. Presidents of the clubs are:
Thomas Keeton, Honor Society, Nick Speros, Sabre
, Club, Donald Kaurez, H Club, Leslie Inman, National
Forensic League, Carolyn Brenner, Thespians Drama-
tics Societyg Iames Wright, T. and I. Clubg and Frances
Butler, Senior Girl Reserves.
A great many of the seniors have taken part-time
jobs, among these are Mary Nell Saltz, Io Ann Miller,
Martha McCullar, Thomas Grimes, Billy Bennett, lane
Ferber, Dot Morrison, 'Evelyn Nelius, Miriam Leevine,
Ioe Tanner, Sidney Waller, Betty Wildes, Sarah Book,
Iewel Reynolds, Katie Dozier, Bobbie Nell Sullivan,
Mary Richartz, Kathryn Poulos, Harold Osburn, Thelma
Weeks, Adele Mendelson, Frankie Wilder and of
course, Walter Underwood who is employed as chief
cook and bottle-washer, and porter at the store,
Schoffner's Inc. Because of his faithfulness to duty for
the last three years, he has just recently been pro-
moted to the office of floor-walker. We give him our
heartiest congratulations. The blonde manicurist at
Goldsmith's is Lila Lee Phillips. Bry's has given up
trying to decide which of the Heyer twins is which,
and so leaves it up to Miss Geraghty in whose home-
room they reside. fUnfortunately for her.l Hilred Mims
left her twin, Mildred, in the eleventh grade while she
attended summer school in order to graduate this
year. Edward White is not a twin himself, but he does
have brothers who are. They seem to be living in
New Caledonia at present.
l2-3 probably doesn't even know it, but they have
a young lady, so talented that she was asked to join
the Skating Vanities when they played in Memphis
recently. She is the youngest person in the class, and
also the best-looking according to the Who's Who
Contest. Her name is Mildred Martin. Several of our
boys who lacked only a short time until graduation
were called up on offer what was theirs to give in the
various branches of the service. Some of them were
Eugene Collie, Bob Williams, Iames Willis, and Billie
Barfield. With them all go our best wishes with the
hope that they return very soon, bringing total victory
and peace with them.
And so goes the history of the Senior Class-good
times, sad times, gay times, mad times. All of them
eventful, however, and never-to-be-forgotten for they
occurred at the best Alma Mater any senior class ever
could have-The L. C. Humes High School.
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