Humes High School - Senior Herald Yearbook (Memphis, TN)

 - Class of 1945

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SENIOR CLASS 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 school. 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 Page Twenty , . . . 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 Contest. 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 denies it. 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 boy. lt seems as if seniors pre-dominate in holding offices in the various clubs which go to form the business and

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MRS. I. W. MCBRYDE President l-lumes Polrent-Teozcher Association Seniors: 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 4 Miss Jennie Allensworth Miss Gertrude ,V 12-3 12-4 Mr. C, C. Jones Miss Mildred Scrivener Poge Nineteen R N



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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. Ap - if 24-af K 2 , ' TZ-4, f73J,e.1t-4,-c+!,Ae.4.,,L cl Qyg ,. E ki-cf C J . iw! M' " W4 S -Ovv 54,1 v44Je 14, age Twenty-One X

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