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Page 26 text:
Section 5l. Ioy Wilson and Iean Tanner bequeath
their pointless arguments and jokes to any other dopes
that can amuse themselves- -
Section 52. Melita Grace leaves her nickname
"Sissy" to Miss Iennie to do anything she wants to
Section 53. 'Ruby Lee Couch, Frances Butler, and
Frances Barauchman leaves their silliness to Seymour
Section 54. Billy Bennett and Sidney Waller leave
their charming "I like you" line to Roy Crook.
Section 55. Dorothy Bussell and Reba Brown leave
school as soon as possible tperiodl.
Section 56. Kathryn Dozier and Bobbie Nell Sulli-
van don't want to leave anything and want to take
all they can with them.
Section 57. Peggy Gassaway, Margaret Helmke,
and Betty Louise Iones leave their very odd last names
to Betty Iones, Robert Iones, and Iohn Smith, respec-
Section 58. Patsy Reasons leaves her lack of rea-
soning to Mary Frances True.
Section 59. Wilma Hurley, Wilma Hines and Evelyn
Noe leave the clocks to run three minutes taster dur-
ing class and three minutes slower between periods.
Section 60. Archie Epstein and Iames Russell leave
their psychology to Bailey Thompson and Franklin
Section 61. Katherine and Iean Poulos leave their
likeness and names to Ray and Ralph Riddle only to
confuse people more and more.
Section 62. Teddy Petrovsky leaves his voice to
Roy Horrocks, thank goodness!
Section 63. Billy Oswald lost everything and hasn't
a thing to leave.
Section 64. Iuanita Patterson leaves that "Ah,
fella!" voice to Rubye Clark to use to her advantage.
Section 65. Iewel Reynolds, Shirley Ferguson, and
Martha McCullar want to take all the men with them
and leave anything else worth leaving.
Section 66. Adele Mendelson and Alice Miller
leave their understanding of English literature to
Section 67. Mary Lewis leaves her drawing ability
to Goldie Brown.
Section 68. Dot Morrison, Billie lane High and
Mabel Kurts, leave their ability to be congenial to
Section 69. Betty Kirkman leaves her smile to Ruth
Section 70. Lindy Wilder leaves his fondness for
the theater to Dorothy Boyington.
Section 7l. Iames Willis leaves the senior class for
the Army and advises all other boys to stay at home.
Section 72. George Hutchinson leaves his baseball
ability to Robert Bilger.
Section 73. Charles Edman leaves his array of
girls to Wallace Cowan. .
Section 74. Frankie Wilder leaves his 'sweetness'
to Betty Ann Gresham.
Section 75. Thomas Grimes leaves the picture ma-
chine to the next person who has two study periods.
Section 76. Ioyce Scruggs leaves her wonderful hir:-
tory grades to Louis Booth.
Section 77. Audrey Brown and Mary Louise Car-
penter leave their happiness to Anita Cummings.
Section 78. Carl Dacus leaves Land to the future
Section 79. Robert Schaedle just leaves.
ln witness thereof, we the Senior Class of '45 place
our highly respected seal on this.
The above is respectfully submitted May, 1945, after
having been duly witness by the following:
Herman von Krushenshack, Esquire
Hot Shot Charlie
Hot Dog Ioe
Lil' Abner and Gravel Gertie
fwrit bi handll
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Section 14. Carolyn Massey, Leslie Iones, Forrest
1-lettinger, Thomas Keeton, and Sylvia Wolfe,.leave
their places in the Honor Society to anyone smart
enough to hold 'em.
Section 15. Vernon Forgione leaves his ability to
love only one at a time but make all believe he loves
'cm, to George Billingsley.
Section 16. Bob Williams leaves his last name to
Fred Williams. 1
Section 17. Harold Osburn, Billy Bartield, Ronald
Taylor, leave their places in the bands to Bobby
Buckalew and Sarah Nell Wright, to see if their suc-
cessors can make as much noise as they did.
Section 18. Rosa Paller beaueaths her ability to
do nothing, say a lot, and get in good with everyone
to Iohn Stathis.
Section l9. Ierry Crook, Thomas McDonald, Charles
Gaglio, and Leslie lnman leave their glamorous looks
and manner to Aubrey Gaskins.
Section 20. Charles Lowry, Earl Choate, and Ed-
ward White leave their reserved seats on the bench to
Pat Kee and Fred Smith.
Section 21. Lorraine Achord, Gwindlo Parrnenter,
Lloyd Adams, loe Tanner, and Eugene Collie, leave
their bashfulness to Ralph Nichols, Catherine Rutland,
and Mary Frances Allen.
Section 22. Carolyn Brenner leaves her writing
ability to Mary Anne Hadley.
Section 23. Miriam Leevine leaves the Heyer
twins, Fred and Floyd, to anyone who has a strong
Section 24. Bettye Burson leaves her place on the
Herald Staff and her diminutive size to Ioan Rooney.
Section 25. Sue Rollins leaves Don Kaurez to any-
one else with a crush on him for years to come.
Section 26. Dorothy Shankman, Angeline Robilio
and Louise Young leave their sweetness to Stanley
Section 27. Dick lones and Betty Sue Wildes leave
their "on again, off again" romance to Bettye Peques
and Richard Barton.
Section 28. lean Stubblefield leaves her certain
touch with the boys to Pill Moore.
Section.29. Curtis Hall leaves his baton with his
sister Dimple in anticipation that she can throw it
higher than he does.
Section 30. Vivian Potts leaves her dream of
acquiring a football sweater to Charlotte Patterson.
Section 31. leanette Pine, Betty Sue Forwalter,
Mary Louise Nelson leave their martial ties to Martha
Section 32. lane Ferber, Marie lenkins, Sylvia Shiff-
man, lrene Stergios leave their A's to loe Goldstein, to
make use of as he sees fit.
Section 33. Sarah Rook leaves her musical ability
to Marvin Lassiter. '
Section 34. Betty Hughes and Dorothy Schneider,
leave their priorities on locker lounging to Ferdy
Brown and Carolyn Reitz. '
Section 35. Nevis Quarrin leaves her unsual name
to Theone Agnos. ,
Section 36. Hildred Mims just leaves her twin,
Section. 37. Lila Lee Phillips leaves Billy Davis with
the hope that he will graduate next year "Safe, sound,
Section 38. Roy Wilmoth leaves his friendly and
engaging smile to Fred Bargiacchi.
Section 39. Harvey Carter leaves his ability to be
well-liked by all to Shirley Terry.
Section 40. Red Williams leaves his All-State stripe
to Louis Bargiacchi. I
Section 41. Rosemary Hines leaves her zest for
enjoying life to Thomas Shanks. '
Section 42. Mary ludith Sherrod leaves her spon-
sor's uniform to Naomi Moore and Doris Brown, who
are in search of one.
Section 43. Iames Wright and Ierry Tillman leave
their interest in the game of chess to anybody stupid
enough to accept it.
Section 44. Doris Lambirth, Virginia Lineberger,
Edith Lowe, Evelyn Nelius, and Velma Van Wickel
leave their beautiful hair to any bald headed girls
who advertise for same.
Section 45, Doris Steed leaves her alert attitude
in history class to anyone who will call for it per-
sonally in room 328 between 8:00 and 8:02 a.m.
Section 46. Doris Stewart and Mary Rose Brown
each leave one inch of their height to Peanut Smith.
Section 47.. Robert Iohnson, Dewitt lohnson, Wil-
liam Seymour, leave their places in the shops to Iimmy
Craig, M. L. Winchester and lrvin McGroom.
Section 48. Thelma Weeks, loyce Rose, Nettie
Thompson, Martha Davis, Ieanette Currie, Theresa
Chism, leave their ability to walk down the hall from
one class to the other to any other suffers of laryn-
Section 49. Rob Reid Smith, Anna Marie Spinosa,
Dorothy Weinman, Carlene Shumaker keep their
ambition tto get a manl.
Section 50. Lola Mae Thomas leaves her way with
Mr .Winfield to Geneva Crone and Virginia Mead.
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One bright morning of May,
l952, found me, Bettye Burson,
busily getting together my be-
longings which I had accumu-
lated coming over from Europe.
My arrival had been generously
announced in every paper
throughout the country, and as l
glanced over the rail l suddenly
realized my importance by the
vast crowds of people awaiting
to see the first female Secretary
of War return to America after
seven years control over enemy
territories. The moment had come
-the flash of a camera blinded-
Robert Schaedle, the world re-
nouned photographer had taken
my picture. The editor of the
' New York Times, Archie Epstein
followed him. After battling the
mob a few hours my personal
adviser, Dorothy Shankman, and I were received by
the newly elected President of the United States, and
also our old classmate, ferry Tillman, and Senators
Billie Iane High and Mary Louise Carpenter from
Tennessee. The committee had made reservations at
the Hotel Grace owned by the genteel girl of the
class of '45 Melita met us at the door and lead us to
a ring side tablein full view of the orchestra. Harold
Osburn's orchestra was playing this week to pay for
the room he used the year before. Other members in
the band were Billy Barfield, Nick Speros, and Ioe
Tanner. A shrill voice calling "Cigars, cigarettes,
chewing gum, mints" caught my attention and l looked
round to see Louise Young. Other cigarette girls em-
ployed were Velma Van Wickel, Marie Ienkins, and
Rosemary Hines. Chambermaids included Anna Marie
Spinosa, Mabel Kurts, Betty Iones, and Betty Sue
Forwalter who had become independently wealthy by
their new profession.
Presently our dinner was served by the head waiter,
Ierry Crook. l-le told us the chef, Vernon Forgione had
prepared the meal with special care and hoped we
enjoyed it. The floor show was now in process and
Peggy lean Yandell hadn't lost a thing she possessed
in '45!! The only change was that she had thrown
away the batons and picked up the fans. Betty Kirk-
ham was next on the program giving a nerve racking
1 f f BETTYE BURSON
ballet. After learning there would be no more of our
acquaintances, Dorothy and l were ushered to our
room by the bell boy, Gene Weaver. On learning that
lack Dallas was piloting the plane over from Europe
to America, we had considered our safety and ven-
tured by boat. The next morning found us up early
ready for the busy days ahead. We were awakened
at lU a.m. by the Coca-Cola correct time operator, Io
Ann Miller. The War Department had been kind
enough to send us two chauffeurs to drive us around
during our stay in New York. The boys turned out to
be Billy Bennett and Thomas Keeton. We learned
from them that Robert Finn and lean Beaton had said
"l Do" and had started housekeeping.
The first engagement of the day was to speak to
the Presbyterian Church on the conditions in Europe.
To my great surprise the minister turned out to be
Louis "Red" Williams. His drawling Southern accent
had at last been altered to a rasping Northern tone.
Among the ladies at the Circle Meeting were Virginia
Lineberger, lewel Reynolds, lean Tanner, Nettie
Thompson, Peggy Gassaway, and Evelyn Noe, all of
whom were active workers of the church.
At twelve noon we stood waiting for the chauffeurs
and when at last they arrived we learned they had
lost their cash rolling the bones, so good natured
Dorothy slipped the boys their spending money. We
decided to get out at Twenty-five West Forty-third
Street and take in all the sights. Walking down the
Avenue we saw a sign that read HRichartz's Exclu-
sive." On inquiry we heard the proprietor was Mary
Richartz. We took the elevator up and entered her
private office. We spoke for several hours about some
of the queer creatures we went to school with. She
told us that Bob Williams stuck to his dog shoe trade
and owned a small bootery in Memphis. Those em-
ployed there are lames Willis, whose wife, Lorraine,
was a plain housewife, Carl Dacus, lames Russell,
Lloyd Adams, Robert lohnson, and George Thomas.
Working in Mary's l-lut were Geneva Ford, lane Eer-
ber, Kathryn Poulos, l-lildred Mims and lohn Barton
Cemployed as office boyl. Bidding the gang goodbye
we walked a short distance when we noticed two
extremely well-dressed women leading a beautiful
set of English wolf hounds. On coming closer we could
see a slight resemblance to Dot Morrison and lerry
Glasgow. Yes, it was they!! They had married in a
double ceremony to two wealthy bankers and were
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