Jackson High School - Tatler Yearbook (Jackson, TN)
- Class of 1944
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THE SENIOR CLASS
JACKSON HIGH SCHQQL
WE, THE CLASS OF I944, PRESENT THIS EDITION OF
THE TATLER WITH A SALUTE TO THE COURAGE
SHOWN BY THE YOUTH OE TODAY AND WITH A
CONFIDENT HOPE THAT SOMETHING FINER MAY
BE MADE OF THE NEW WORLD OE TOMORROW.
Q OULZZL, YQ44. .
They call us yourhg They do noi know
Thar we are old inside: how could
We slay young in fhis war-forn world
Of hare, when all fhaf sfands for good
l-las been affacked, when all our dreams
Mus+ wail, and in our hearfs abide,
While 'lhis our life has been so 'rouched
By pain?-And yet we have no'r cried.
We have no use for 'fruifless lears.
Bu+ in 'rheir sfead +hey'll find, if fhey
Will only look, a purpose sfrong,
To pu'r our own dear dreams away
To work and pray and hope and figh+
For peace. In us no fear will hide.
We sadly smile when fhey cry, "You'rh!"
We may be youfh, bu'r noi inside.
C. B. IJAMS
D. E. RAY .
. Superintendent of School:
. . . . . . . . . Principal
Anna Gates Butler
Mrs. R. P. Mahon, Ir.
Fay Etheridge Q Martha jetton
SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Emma Inman Williams
Bernice Barry Chaille C. Meeks
Hortense Hearn Lilla Bright Bell
john Paul Rukavina john T. Muse
Mary Doak .
Margaret Pope .
Robert West .
William L. Swykarn
Frances Quinn .
. . . . . . Home Economics
. . . . . . . Typewriting
. . . . Shorthand and Bookkeeping
. Mechanical Drawing and Diversified Occupations
. .... Machine Shop
. . . . Distributive Education
Mrs. james L. Hodge
Mrs. Willie Henry
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Ann Caldwell Billy Moore
Mack Phillips jimmy Phillips
CLASS DAY EDITORS
Nancy Bumpus Isabel Reynolds
john D. Graham Richard Clayton
Sandra Gasell Lettie jane Luckman
james Holland Strawn Betty jean Slaughter
Dorothy Burnette jess Cacey
Barbara Zehr Doris Merwin
Ida Fay Boone Ruth Ann Caldwell
Miss Emma Inman Williams Mrs. R. P. Mahon, jr.
Mrs. james L. Hodge Mr. D. E. Ray
E IIGNGR GRHDUHTC
.S'ul1r!ufnriun 95 93ll60
wi Vice-l'i'r-siflciit '41, ,423 Hi-Y Pep Squad '4lg Latin Tournament
ilulxSecret:try-'l're:1s11rcr '4lg Month- l-12g Typing lllerlal '43g Annual
ls I'.x'1ei.r:u Sllllfl-iz: Volunteer Buys' ,l'A'l'lvl'IR Staffg Girl Reserves '44.
its '-1.53 junior Rr-fl Nross Uouncil Philosophy: "lVc fannot understand
44 Ibrznnniic !'Ini1 '-135 Unnmanclos so mush brillianfe in one person."
43 Alullim'-Senini' Play '4-1. Philos-
pliv: ".-In ujlulvlv and rourtvous
lfssayistf 95 53l1o0
Junior Red Cross Council '42. '43.
'44g Co-Editor of Annual 'I'A'1'i.1f:ic:
Editor of Monthly 'I'A'rLlcR '-12: Latin
'fouruament '-425 Surgical llri-ssings
'4-4. Philosophy: "Tu lmofu llvr is
to Ion' IIN."
llunorolzlo lllcntian W94 71l80 Ilonorable Mcntion+94 11l20 Honoralzle MC1lflUll+94 7l24
ROSEMARY POOLE, FRANCES CROSSON JESS CASEY, "Casanova"
Vhoir '-1.23 Latin Tnurnmnent '41,
'-IJ: Il..X,R. llonnralmle Mention.
Pliilosnphy: "Sim hath a daily
lwuzfty in hw' lifz'."
Girl Reserves '42, 445 Latin
'llournament '42g Girls' Glee Club
'44: Surgical Dressings '44g
ll.A.R. Honorable Mention: Pep
Squad '42, Philosophy: "And
still the wonder grew that one
smallvhead could carry all she
Monthly TATLER Staff '42g Ane
nual TATLER Staff: Volunteer
lloys' State '43, '-145 Typing
Medal '43g Chapel accompanist
'43, 445 Hi-Y Club l43, '-44:
D.A,R. Honorable Mention: Rat-
ings in Federation Piano Contest:
Excellent '42g Superior '433
Superior i44. Pl1il0S0Phy: "Music
?,t5ze,1qn1versal language of man-
JIMMY DIFFEE, "Zeke"
Hand '41, '42, Football '41,
'42, '43, Track '42, Basket-
ball '43, '44, Hi-Y Club '41,
'42, '-Ll, '44, Ili-Y President
'44, Typing Medal '43,
Monthly 'l'A'rl.ER Staff '41,
Annual 'l'A1'i.l2k Stall, Junior
Class Vice-President '43, '44,
Choir '42, Girl Reserves '41,
'42, '44, Class Day Commit-
tee. Philosophy: "A .vweet
attractive kind of grace."
BILLY MOORE, "Shorty"
lli-Y '42, '43, '44, Band '42,
'43, Class President '42, Col
liditor Animal Tan.:-IR: ,lun-
ior 4Red Cross Council '42,
junior-Senior Play '44, l'hiI,
osophy: "Character is ulmzw'
all rirlies and greater than
Rotarian '44, Vlolunteer Boys'
State '43. Philosophy: "Be
:mt merely good, be good fm'
Rlt'llARll Cl,AY'l'UN ROSEMARY BEVERLY
K5-t.,,,,,,,fg,. Igilqoma V1'll,l,lAKlSON, "Boy" TOXVNSEND, "Bean
Animal TATLER Smffz- C- lilerlizr Ilifvloma Elective Diploma
A.l'. '43, '44. Philosophy: junior-Senior Play '44, Philosophy: "We all l0'l'L'
".flI1a'ay.ryi1'ea lady tlYl'T'l'P' Surgical Dressings '44, ii frelty girl."
one-lialf of the road eff Philosophy: "A Ildllfillfl
you ran tell 'wllirll half xliape, an image gay."
DOROTHY ANN llllN'I'
Girl Reserves '42, '44,
Philosophy: "Fa.i'l1ion1'1l so
xlvnderly, yourlfl- and .ro
'l'r:nisfei'rccl from Adams-
ville lligh School, Adams-
ville. Tennessei- '41 1
Trades and lndustrial
Club '43, Philosophy:
"KPFPlIl!l to our woman
is a small price! '
MARY MASON MARGARET sAN1JRA GAsE1.l. DOROTHY
NAQUIN i.ANKFoRD Elccm., 1,,,,,,,m,, ixifRNl-:'r'ri-:, MILD."
'Fransferred from Eleanor
Xlclllziin lligh School,
New Orleans, Louisiana
'41, Choir '42, Girls' Glee
Club '44, l,TJll'llflllC Club
'43. Philosophy: "A fare
with ylailizess overxpreudf'
Choir '42, Pep Squad
'42, Girl Reserves '42,
,llinior Red Cross Council
'44, Library Assistant
'441 D.A.R. Medal. Phil-
osophy: "Her future is
afllrm' with bright possi-
Girl Reserves '41, '42,
Choir '41, '42, Annual
TATLER Staff, Philosophy:
"They fall me a wit, and
:vit and humor belong to
a genius alone."
Girl Reserves '41, '44,
Annual 'l'A'ri.i-:R Staff:
Choir '41, '42, Girls' Glee
Club '44, ll.A.R. lst
Honorable Mention, Class
Day Historian. Philoso-
phy: "Here'.v my strength
and my rveakness, grenlxe-
1 love them until they love
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XVILLIAM MeLESKY PHILLIPS
Junior Red Cross Council '41, 42, '43,
'44, Hi-Y Club '41, '42, '43, '44, Yol-
unteer Boys' State '43, Junior Rotarian
'44, Annual TATLER Staff, Older Boys'
Camp of The American Youth Founda-
tion Conference '4-4, Class Day Activi-
ties. Philosophy: "Obedience is not the
mark of a slave-it is an important qual-
ity in leadership."
Transferred from McKenzie High
School, McKenzie, Tennessee '43,
Choir '43, Girl Reserves '44, Dis-
tributive Education Club '43, '44,
Philosophy: "Beauties in vain their
pretty eyes may roll, rharms strike
the sight. hut merit wins the soul."
THERESA CHARLYNE RICKS
Candv Stand "43, '44, Typing Medal
'43, Girl Reserves '44. Philosophy:
"Turn your fare toward the .run and
the shadows will ever fall hehind."
ANNIE JIM GOODWIN, "Jimmie"
Choir '42, Distributive Education
Club '44, Girl Reserves '42, '44,
Surgical Dressings '44, Philosophy:
"Let your ronsrienre he your guide."
REGINA HORNER, "Gena"
Transferred from Rutherford High
School, Rutherford, Tennessee '42,
Girl Reserves '44. Philosophy:
"Speak low, if you speak of love."
MONA RUTH HARRIS
Distributive Education Club '44,
Girl Reserves '42, '44, Band '43,
Choir '41, '42, Class Day Prophet.
Philosophy: "Follow the American
Plan, eat all you ran."
HORACE J. COYNE
Football '42, '43, Basketball '43,
'44, Hi-Y Club '44, Volunteer Boys'
State '43. Philosophy: "Happy-go-
luthy, carefree and gay. What else
more fitting rould we say?"
JAMES ALFRED PHILLIPS
Junior Red Cross Council '-ll, '42, '43,
'4-lg Hi-Y Club :41, 42, '43, '44, Vol-
unteer Boys' State '43, Junior Rntarian
'43, Annual TATLI-In Staff, Olde" Boys'
Camp of The American Youth Founda-
tion Conference '-H, Class Day Activi-
ties. Philosophy: "It is great ability
to he able to conceal one's ability."
FRANCES JUANITA GABA
Transferred from Ramsay High
School, Birmingham, Alabama '41,
Typing Medal '43. Philosophy:
"Live, love, and learn. Mostly love."
EVELYN MERLE RODDY, 'Bill"
Surgical Dressings '44, Philosophy:
"She is modest hut not hashfulf'
SARA JANE EVANS
Girl Reserves '41, '42, '44, D.A.R.
Honorable Mention, Surgical Dress-
ings '44, Philosophy: "Neatness
is the trowning grate of woman-
BEATRICE ISABEL REYNOLDS
Choir '42, Junior Red Cross Council
'42, '45, '44, D.A.R. Honorable
Mention, Monthly TATLER Staff '42,
Annual TATLER Staff. Philosophy:
"I have no ,ferret of suffers hut hard
MARY JOYCE BLACKWELL
Philosophy: "Meet him. lore him,
GORDON HAYS FRANKLAND
Football '41, Typing Medal '42, Hi-
Y Club '41, '42, '43, Junior Rotarian
'45. Philosophy: "You are a devil
at everything and there is no hind of
thing in the 'versal world hut what
you fan turn your hand to."
Football '40, '41, '42g Hi-Y Club
'40, '41, '42g Volunteer Boys' State
'40. Philosophy: "A merry heart
maketh a cheerful eounlenancef'
MARlli CASTELLAXX7, "Tiny"
Girl Reserves '42, '44. Philosophy:
"She miirt he known to he appre-
Philosophy: "0hedienre ir a gate-
way to power."
Choir '-423 Basketball '42g Typing
Medal '45: Class Day Committee.
Philosophy: "I have no time for
Philosophy: "W'hen a uire man
give thee hetter eounrel. give me
BONITA GASELL, "Bunny"
Choir '4lg D.A.R. Contestant. Phil-
osophy: "She nodr her wire head
and fart. 'I told you ,to',"
CHARLES YOUNG, "Carfax"
Philosophy: "Many people admit
that work if a mighty fine thing if it
doe.rn't take too much of their .fpare
Hi-Y Club '44: Basketball '44,
Commandos '43, Philosophy: "A
lad worth knowing."
ANNE SHELLEY, "Chahhy"
Choir '41, '42: Candy Stand '433
Annual TATLER Staffg D.A.R. Hon-
orable Mentiong Girls' Glee Club
'44: Girl Reserves '44g Class Day
Will: Class Day Committee. Phil-
osophy: "My true love hath my
Surgical Dressings '44. Philosophy:
"Why rtady to learn, then die and
forget it all?"
EMILY CAREY GRIFFIN
junior-Senior Play '44g Surgical
Dressings '44: Football Royalty '43,
Philosophy: "Grace ir to the hody
what good .fenre ir to the mind."
Girl Reserves '42: D.A.R. Honor-
able Mention. Philosophy: "A face
zvith gladnerr overrpread, soft .rmiler
hy human hindnerr hredf'
RACHEL MCLEMORE, "Addr"
Philosophy: "The person who falli
down gets up a lot quicker than one
who lie! down."
Football '43, '44g Trades and Indus-
trial Club '43g Volunteer Boys' State
'43. Philosophy: "An errential of
a happy life ir freedom from care."
RAY BOONE, "Acuff"
Band '41, '42, Class Day joker,
D.A.R. 1st Honorable Mention:
Honorable Mention in Poetry Con-
test, '42g Trades and Industrial Club
'44. Philosophy: "From the crown
of his head to the .role of his foot, he
ir all mirth."
MARY JANE TIDWELL
Transferred from Adamsville High
School, Adamsville, Tennessee '41.
Philosophy: "Enjoy life,' it can't
Girl Reserves '42, '44. Philosophy:
"Be happy and think of others."
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3 f PEARL BRIDGER
hilosophy: "Be .ture you are right,
then go ahead."
Girl Reserves '41, '42, '44. Phil-
osophy: "Two headt are better than
CHRISTINE COX, "Christ"
Transferred from Arlington Heights
High School, Arlington, Heights, Illi-
nois '42g Dramatic Club '42, Class
Day Activities. Philosophy: "Leave
rilence to saints--I am human."
CHARLES LANSDEN, "Country"
Transferred from Atwood High
School, Atwood, Tennessee '42g
Trades and Industrial Club '44g
Basketball '44. Philosophy: "A
big man is one who maker mistakes
and one who is bigger than any mix-
take he maker."
Football '41, '42, '43, Co-Captain
'43g Basketball '43, '44g Track '42:
Hi-Y Club '45, '44, Trades and In-
dustrial Club '44g C.A.P. '44. Phil-
osophy: "Love is the beginning, the
middle, and the end of everything."
BETTY DALTON YOUNG
Choir '41, '42: Dramatic Club '42,
'431 Girls' Glee Club '44g Junior-
Senior Play '44: Surgical Dressings
'44. Philosophy: "A little plump
I will agree, but full of pep and fun
Basketball '42, Philosophy: "Orig-
inal thinking it done by bury ones."
Typing Medal '43g Class Day Gif-
torian. Philosophy: "A flaming
halo for her face."
LETTIE JANE LUCKMAN
Annual TATLER Staff: junior-Senior
Play '44. Philosophy: "Fair to look
upon and better yet to know."
C.A.P. '44g Pep Squad '42, Surgical
Dressings '44. Philosophy: "A thy
ana' gentle min was the."
Trades and Industrial Club '44.
Philosophy: "A man ir .vuccerrful
when he refute: to slander even his
JOE PARKER, "Doc"
Football '41, '42. Philosophy: "All
the Iaztin I ronrtrue ir 'Amo-I love'."
Latin Tournament '-425 Class-Day
Poet. Philosophy: "A good repu-
tation ir a fair estate."
FRANCES SEWARD WILSON
Choir '41, '42g Basketball '42: Girl
Reserves '42, '44: Girl Reserves
President '44g Monthly TATLER
Staff '42g Candy Stand '44. Phil-
osophy: "The higgeft mystery to a
married girl if what an old maid
doer with her money."
Transferred from Collierville High
School, Collierville, Tennessee '41.
Philosophy: "Softly .rpeak and Jweet-
Basketball '42. Philosophy: "The
end of life if not knowledge but
MARY LOVE JOBE
Distributive Education Club '44.
Philosophy: "She har a perfect poire
like a clock during a norm."
Hi-Y Club '43, '44g Commandos
'43: C.A.P. '44. Philosophy: "A
rheerful look maker a dirh a fea.ft."
Football '40, '41, '42, '43. Phil-
osophy: "Formed on the good old
plan--a true, brave, and down-right
- rrpeggyn I I
Philosophy: "My tongue within my
lips I rein ,' for who talkr much, murt
talk in vain."
NANCY JANE MANLEY
Junior Red Cross Council '42, '43,
'44g Girl Reserves '42g Monthly
TATLER Staff '42: Class Day Com-
mittee. Philosophy: "She can he-
rauxe she thinkx rhe ran."
BETTYE WAYNE LONG
Monthly TATLER Staff '41g Distribu-
tive Education Club '43, '44: Choir
'41, '-12: Girl Reserves '41, '42,
Philosophy: "Two can live af cheap-
ly ar one-they urually have to."
ANGELINE BARNES, "Angie"
Basketball '41, '42: Candy Stand '44:
Class Day Committee: D.A.R. Hon-
orable Mentiong Girl Reserves '44g
Class Day Activities. Philosophy:
"A quiet tongue rhowf a wire head."
Girl Reserves '41, '44g Surgical
Dressings '44. Philosophy: "There'J
romething about a roldier."
Volunteer Boys' State '43: D.A.R.
Honorable Mention. Philosophy: "He
war a many take him all in all, we
Jhall not look upon hir like again."
Hi-Y Club '43, '44, Trades and In-
dustrial Club '42, '43: C.A.P. '44.
Philosophy: 'I have no time for idle
ALMA DORIS MANERS
Transferred from Huntersville High
School, Huntersville, Tennessee 43.
Philosophy: "Faithful friendr are
hard to find."
Distributive Education Club '44,
Philosophy: "Be rwift to hear. ,flow
to speak, flow to wrath."
HILDA JANE WITT, "Red"
Choir '41, '42g Band '42, '43: An-
nual TATLER Staff: Candy Stand
'44g Girls' Glee Club '44, Class Day
Committee: Girl Reserves '41, '42,
'44. Philosophy: "Alufay,i' ready to
do her hit."
HAZEL JEAN HUDSON
Band '42, '43, Philosophy: "FirJt
love is only a little fooli,rhneri."
Girl Reserves '42, '44g Choir '42g
Annual TATLER Staff: Football
Queen '43. Philosophy: "The
rweeteri joy, the wildert woe ir
Football '41, '42, '43: Basketball '43,
'44g Track '42: Trades and Industrial
Club '44. Philosophy: "Woman
often rhanger, foolirh ir the man
who traflr her."
Transferred from Bells High School,
Bells, Tennessee '43: Hi-Y Club
'44g Junior Rotarian '44, Philosophy:
"It may he 'he who laughr lart
laaghr he,rt', hat he who lazzghr put
reef the point."
Choir '42g Basketball '42, D.A.R.
Honorable Mention '44. Philosophy:
"Ey'er io tranrparent that through
them one ,reef the foal."
Philosophy: "A girl we love for
what ,rhe if."
Transferred from Alto Pass Com-
munity High School, Alto Pass,
Illinois '43. Philosophy: "A good
natured perron if never out of place."
BETTY SHEARIN, "Jody"
Girl Reserves '42, '44g Library
Assistant '43, '44, Dramatic Club
'45g Class Day Prophet. Philosophy:
Ller fair hair hir heart enchain'd."
LOIS NADINE SMITH
Transferred from Winheld High
School, Winheld, West Virginia '43,
Philosophy: "I'm tired hut happy.
now that day if done: I did my hart."
JAMES ERNEST MAYS, JR.,
Transferred from Mercer High
School, Mercer, Tennessee '44. Phil-
osophy: "Man if the only animal
that hlzuher or needy to."
BILLY OSBORNE, "Bill"
D.A.R. Honorable Mentiong Pep
Squad '4l. Philosophy: "The fair-
minded man ii' never a mob."
Girl Reserves '42, 44. Philosophy:
"Give to me the life I love, let the
reit go by me."
REBECCA HAWKINS, "Becky"
Transferred from Haywood High
School, Brownsville, Tennessee '43.
Philosophy: "Gather the roie of love
whilrt yet it if time."
GEORGE ANNE SMITH
Girl Reserves '44, Philosophy:
"True merit often lier in being
Philosophy: "A graciour, innocent
MARY FRANCES MAYS
Transferred from Eastern High
School, Washington, D. C. '43g
Surgical Dressings '44, Philosophy:
"AlwayJ to Jtrive for the higher! goal
in whatever I do."
Transferred from Huntersville High
School, Huntersville, Tennessee '43,
Football '43. Philosophy: "You
ran lead a boy to high school, but
you can'l make him think."
C.A.P. '44, Philosophy: "The world
ir too much for me."
Philosophy: "Peace and quiet are
one'J greatest amen."
VIRGINIA MCLEARY, "jenny"
Choir '41, '42, Distributive Educa-
tion Club '44, Girl Reserves '44g
Pep Squad '42g Surgical Dressings
'44, Philosophy: "Sympathy ir the
golden hey that unlock: the hearli of
ELLA MAI VERNON, "Penny"
Choir '42g Girl Reserves '44, Phil-
osophy: " 'Tix better to be late than
not to get there at all."
JULIA MAI JENNINGS
Girl Reserves '42, '44, Band '41,
'42g Library Assistant '43, '44g Choir
'42, Philosophy: "Never put your
arm out farther than you can draw
PATRICIA ANNE PARKER
Girl Reserves '41, '42, '44g Dra-
matic Club '43g Distributive Edu-
cation Club '44g Band '41, '42, '433
Surgical Dressings '44, Philosophy:
"Why .rhouldn't women have cleaner
mind: than men?-Note how often
they change them."
C.A.P. '44g D.A.R. Honorable Men-
tion. Philosophy: "A brave man
ir never afraid lo back down if he
ir in the wrong."
Transferred from Marmaduke High
School, Marmaduke, Arkansas '43.
Philosophy: ' 0, let me rect awhile."
MARY VIRGINA WOODARD
Distributive Education Club '43,
'44. Philosophy: "Small in ftatue,
hut great in worth."
MARY ANN BARNES
Philosophy: "I love men, not he-
caufe they are men, hut hecaure
they're not women,"
Transferred from Hume-Fogg Tech-
nical and Vocational High School,
Nashville, Tennessee '42, Choir '42,
C.A,P. '44, Girls' Glee Club '44,
Class Day Activities. Philosophy:
"Her wide gray eyer upon the goal
were Jet calm and unmoved ai though
no .foul were near."
RUTH NAOMI DEES
Choir '41, '42, Band '40, '41, '42,
'45, Girls' Glee Club '44, Girl
Reserves '44. Philosophy: "Ir there
a heart that muric cannot melt?"
RUTH ANN CAMPBELL,
Transferred from Medina High
School. Medina, Tennessee '43, An-
nual TATLER Staff '44. Philosophy:
"O, faireit of the rural maidrf'
STOTEN OUTLAN, "Bunhy"
Basketball '41, Football '43. Phil-
osophy: "He may heat a pathway
out to wealth and fame."
ADELBERT E. WHITEHURST, JR.
Cheerleader '43, Philosophy: " 'Tis
love that maker the world go 'roundf'
DORRIS ANNE ASBURY, "Dottie"
Transferred from El Paso High
School, El Paso, Texas '45, D.A.R.
Contestant, Typing Medal '43, Jun-
ior-Senior Play '44, Winner of
Woman's Club Poetry Contest '44,
Annual Tatler Staff, Contributed a
poem to National High School An-
thology. Philosophy: "Poetry it the
reward of the heit and happiext
moment: of the happiest and bert
FRANKIE BERNICE STAFFORD
Girl Reserves '41, '42, '44. Phil-
osophy: "Rare ai ii' true love, true
friendihip if rarer."
NORMA JOE ROSS, "Pie"
Philosophy: "Sturdy of heart and
high of mind."
PEGGY RUTH WALL, "Peg"
Girl Reserves '42, Dramatic gClub
'43. Philosophy: "You cannot love
a thing without wanting to fight for
MILDRED BOONE, "Pete"
Elective ' Diploma
Distributive Education Club '44.
Philosophy: "Manner.r are more im-
portant than laws."
JOHN D. GRAHAM, "juan"
Dramatic Club '43, Basketball '43,
'441 Hi-Y Club '44, Cheer Leader
'44, junior Red Cross Council '44,
Annual TATLER Staff, Junior Rotar-
ian '44, D.A.R. Honorable Mention.
Philosophy: "He Jiti' high in all
the people'J heart,r."
JAMES HOLLAND STRAWN
Hi-Y Club '43, '44, Annual TATLER
Photographer: Football '43, Com-
mandos '42. Philosophy: "Life il'
one long prorerf of getling tired."
MARILYN NOLEN LEWIS
Girl Reserves '42: Pep Squad- '42g
Girls' Glee Club '44, Surgical Dress-
ings '44. Philosophy: "A good
name endzzrelh f07'b"1'E7'."
DORIS RAINES, "Dol"
Philosophy: "A daughter of the
godly divinely fall."
Philosophy: "Man ii hill dull and
woman .relller him."
ANNICE GOWAN, "Ann"
Girl Reserves '44: Distributive Eclu-
cation Club '44. Philosophy:
"Maiden of the laughing eye.r."
-IEANE HILLMAN, "Puller-prop"
Choir '41, '42g Girl Reserves '42,
'44: Girl Reserves Treasurer '44,
Philosophy: "The power of genlle-
neipi' ii' irf'e.ri,rlihle."
BILLIE MARLOWE, "Beepy"
Hi-Y Club '41, '42, '43, Comman-
dos '43, Volunteer Boys' State '431
C.A.P. '45g junior Rotarian '44:
D.A.R. Honorable Mention. Phil-
osophy: "Ne1fer over .feriou.f, no!
foo frivolous, bm a rare good fel-
Hi-Y Club '42, '43, '44, Volunteer
Boys' State '43g D.A.R. Medal:
Athletic Reporter for "Jackson Sun"
'43, Philosophy: "He har holh
knowledge and wil."
Transferred from Clear Lake High
School, Clear Lake, Iowa '41g An-
nual TATLER Staff. Philosophy:
'Coldneu in lozfe if a .fare mean!
of heing helozfedf'
Girl Reserves '44. Philosophy:
"Silence at the proper .reaion ir wir-
dom and heller lhan any Jpeerhf'
Transferred from Hume-Fogg Tech-
nical and Vocational High School,
Nashville, Tennessee '42: Choir '42g
C.A.P. '44g Girls' Glee Club '44,
Class Day Activities. "Her fare he-
toheni all lhingi dear and good."
JANE PERRY, "jamie"
Transferred from Memphis Technical
High School, Memphis, Tennessee
'42. Philosophy: "Happine,rr ii' lhe
ar! of Ending joy and ,ralirfarlion in
the litlle priifilegei' of life."
MARY MAUDE BIRMINGHAM
Monthly TATLER Staff '42. Phil-
osophy: "5'mile.r are the language
OZIER KELLY, "Snafu"
Commandos '42, '43: Trades and
Industrial Club '42, '43. Philosophy:
"When work inlerferei' with plearure,
Philosophy: "Not exaetly afraid of
work, but rather not be intimately
aiiociated with it."
Girls' Glee Club '44. Philosophy:
"The thing that if worth doing if
worth doing well."
ETHYLEE BLACKWELL, "Lee"
Candy Standg Class Day Joker. Phil-
osophy: "I have a heart with room
for every boy."
BETTY JEAN ALLEN
Choir '42, Distributive Education
Club '44, Philosophy: "To ipeak
but little beromei a woman."
Philosophy: "A likeable person ii
a vital faetor in getting along in thir
Girl Reserves '42. Philosophy:
L'One alivayi returns to one'J jirit
D.A.R. Contestant: C,A.P. '44. Phil-
osophy: "When a true geniui ap-
peari in the world, you may know
him by his sigh that all the dunrer
are in a ronfederaey against him."
WILLIAM JOHNSTON, "Billie"
Trades and Industrial Club '43g
C.A.P. '43, '44, Hi-Y Club '43, '44g
Pep Squad '42. Philosophy: "Worry
has killed many a man-why die?"
Girl Reserves '42g Junior Red Cross
Council '43, '44. Philosophy: "She
if merry and gay: knowr how to
work and to play."
Distributive Education Club '44g
Girl Reserves '44, Philosophy:
"Getting the baby to Jleep if the
hardeit when .rhe if about eighteen
Typing Medal '43. Philosophy: "Be-
ware of all, but moftly beware of
MARY ELIZABETH RAINEY
Trades and Industrial Club '43.
Philosophy: "Smile and the world
won't laugh at you."
IDA FAYE BOONE, "Bo0nie"
Girl Reserves '41, '44g Library As-
sistant '42, '43, '44g Annual TATLER
Staff: Typing Medal '43. Philoso-
phy: "KindneJ5 if the key to every
heart in the universe."
Football '42, '43g D.A.R. Contestant:
Hi-Y Club '41: Volunteer Boys'
State '43g C.A.P. '44g Winner of
Woman's Club Poetry Contest '41,
'43g First place for Humorous Read-
ing, Tennessee Interscholastic Literary
League, Division of West Tennessee,
April 15, 1944. Philosophy: "Poets
are like birdJ,' the leaf! thing maker
The thirty-eighth annual D.A.R. contest was held in the High School auditorium on the night
of March 17th. Patriotic papers were submitted by all of the seniors to a faculty committee. Six of
the writers were chosen to compete in the final contest. The D.A.R. Chapter selected several citizens
of the community to serve as judges on the night of the contest. Margaret Lankford was the winner for
the jackson-Madison Medal, awarded each year by the local D.A.R. Chapter. Nowell Bingham was
awarded the Milton Brown Medal, presented by the jackson-Madison Chapter. This medal is donated
each year by the family of Milton Brown.
"Star Spangled Banner" . ........... . The Audience
"The World Challenges America" ........... . Margaret Lankford
"Are You an American ?" .... . . Bonita Gasell
"There Will Always Be an America" . . Dorris Asbury
"Polonaise in C Minor" .... ..... . . Chopin
MILTON BROWN MEDAL
"Democracy and the Post-War World" .......... . . . Dick Calhoun
"For This We Fight" ...... . . Nowell Bingham
"What the American Soldier Fights For" ........ . Bobby Coppedge
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
"Sylvia" . ............. . Speaks
Martha Lynn Bennett, soloist
"Recessional" ...................... . . DeKoven
Betty Young, soloist
GLEE CLUB: Margie Eagle, Frances Crosson, Rachel Chambers, Ella Reynolds, Mary Mason Naquin, Betty Young,
Dorothy Burnette, Omeda Malone, jean Bennett, jane Bennett, Martha Lynn Bennett, Marilyn Lewis, Hilda XX'itt,
Ruth Dees, Clara jane Holloway, Dorothy Steindroff, Katherine Wilcox, Doris Atterbury, and Anne Shelley.
HORTENSE HEARN, Direrzor of Music
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ADDRESS of WELCOME
Ladies and Gentlemen:
In behalf of the Senior Class of 1944 I bid you welcome. For some twelve years I have looked
forward to this day. This morning I am not so sure that I am happy about the occasion.
In past years the president of a graduation class might have spoken about how those going out
from such an event as this are to take a place in the Nation's industry, or about how some would con-
tinue their education along the lines of their individual interests. It is not that way today.
Almost overnight our country has decreed that boys are now men and that girls are now women.
We are called upon to do our part in a cause which stands before us as both a great challenge and a
great opportunity forservice. We have attended high school as boys and quickly have become men,
many of whom are soon to train for military service on land, on sea, or in the air. High school girls
are quickly becoming women, many of whom are soon to serve in uniforms of the Army or Navy, to
become nurses, or to carry on many other types of work which will release a man for a fighting position.
As we gather here in peace and comfort to graduate, it is with the realization that our country is
one of the few in which there is no fear of falling bombs. Our future and that of our country and our
way of life depends upon the outcome of this great conflict.
In this critical situation the youth of America can be relied upon to fulfill every expectation.
There are many things that affect our lives over which we have little or no control, yet there are import-
ant factors to which we shall hold fast. Our pledge is that, come what may, our faith will be unshaken,
our interest will be sustained, and our work will be continued at whatever tasks we are assigned.
We who graduate from high school today will have no control over many conditions. Yet we
do have control over our attitude toward the problems facing all, and it is in this attitude that our pledge
The fact that this graduating class selected me as it president commends me to you as its repre-
sentative. On behalf of the class of 1944 I thank you for the great opportunity you have afforded us in
providing a good school for us to attend which is surely ample evidence of your faith and interest in us.
JOHN D, GRAHAM
TI-IG GOLDEN HGG OF HITIGRICH
Every nation has declared a golden age and dreamed of its coming in lofty poetry, romantic song,
radiant truth, and confident proclamation. Israel has given to the world the golden age of prophetic truth
and hope, Greece, the golden age of culture, Rome, the golden age of powerg Italy, the golden age of
art and beauty, England, the golden age of literature, France, the golden age of democracy, when upon
every public edifice were inscribed three words: ''Liberty-Equality-Fraternity." America will endure
long enough to incorporate its hopes and aims into the constitution of its national life and the fabric of
civilization around the wide, wide world.
The first stepping stone to this golden age upon these shores is government. Our government
stands upon the secure foundation of liberty-liberty for self-development, national expansion, the pur-
suit of happiness and unity. Human progress follows along the lines of free government. Toleration
is another step upon which America will move on to its golden age. It involves freedom of conscience,
for, as the poet says,
"Whatever creed be taught or land be tread,
Man's conscience is the oracle of God."
The moral law must be a foundational principle of the golden age, and thus are protected the dignity and
rights of the individual. justice for men in every area of life will also assure us the day of golden
dreams, for in Disraeli's words, "justice is truth in action." Many are the attributes of the golden age,
and after the long list is well considered, the last word, the cap-stone of the structure, will be brother-
hood. Our own poet Edwin Markham expresses the idea of America's to-morrow when he says:
"The crest and crowning of all good,
Life's final star, is Brotherhood."
The dreams of Alfred Tennyson will come true when America shall realize its plan for brother-
hood. Of all people our nation is best designed by the manner of its life, its sense of union and free-
dom, its belief in justice, its practice of toleration, its trust in democratic government, its faith in God,
to lead in this attainment. The American nation can lead the way to the golden age for all the world
and bring to pass the hope of the great poet:
For I dipp'd into the future, far as human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world and the wonder that would beg
Till the war-drum throbb'd no longer, and the battle-flags were furled
In the parliament of man, the Federation of the world.
TI-IG CHRONICLE of the CLHSS of 1944
In the year one thousand nine hundred and forty-
one at the season of fading flowers and ripening nuts,
there appeared at the portals of jackson High School a
band of warriors whom we shall call "Militant Seekers
after Knowledge." What the grave and reverent Seniors
called them, it were well to leave unmentioned. As a
member of this band, the writer of your chronicle will
endeavor to bear true witness to the trials, tribulations,
and triumphs of what came to be known in the common
tongue as the Class of 1944.
Having with due form and ceremony and, in some
cases, by the skin of our teeth, completed our course at
junior High School, we felt persuaded that we could
easily take by storm the strong citadel on Allen Avenue,
which is commonly called jackson High School. Con-
fident of success, we chose as ollicers of our expedition:
Billy Moore, Freddie Miller, Ann Caldwell, Jean Taylor
and jess Casey.
Before laying siege to the Citadel, it seemed the part
of wisdom to send out reconnoitering parties. Our para-
troopers descended upon the office of the fortress from
time to time during the month of August and brought
back reports that would have dampened the courage of
a band less brave than ours. From these spies we learned
that J. H. S. could not be taken at one assault, but cor-
ridor by corridor, stairway by stairway, and room by
A small but determined band boldly attacked ,great
Julius Caesar, himself, well entrenched in the Latin
Tower, otherwise known as Room 21. To our surprise
we found small difficulty in getting in, but getting out
was a pony of a different color. Gerunds, Gerundives,
and Subiunctives stoutly resisted our attacks, proclaim-
ing all the while their watch word: "They shall not
pass!" And most of us didn't. Defeated but not
crushed, we withdrew strategically to another strong-
hold cftlled Modern Languages, where, sad to relate, we
fared little better than in Caesar's classical domain.
Another wing of our army attacked the well-for-
tified position of Biology, only to be routed by an army
of strange creatures called "Dinosauria," "Insectivora,"
and "Crustaceans''-creatures, whose very names we were
unable to spell.
Still another intrepid band rushed in to storm the
Citadel of History. Instead of calling upon Liberty,
Madame Roland might well have said: "O History!
History! How many crimes have been committed in
thy name!" Be that as it may, the way that we were
beaten in this struggle was certainly a crime.
But these attacks were mere skirmishes by small
bodies of troops. Our entire army was gathered together
for an assault upon the two strongly fortified positions
of Algebra, one in a location called Room 6 and the
other in a tower called Room 24. To be sure, the latter
location was camouflaged as an abode of History, but
sines and co-sines, like murder, will out. Utterly de-
feated, many of us retired from the siege, to renew the
attack in the heat and discomfort of what is technically
known as "Summer School," though 'tis said that Gen-
eral Sherman had a better name for it.
Another attack by our combined forces was upon
the Hydra-headed Monster of English, one of the fiercest
defenders of the castle on Allen Avenue. When we
lopped off one of these heads labeled "Grammar," an-
other called "Themes" threatened to scorch us with its
fiery breath: and when we had overcome the "Themes,"
another horrible head called "Book Reports" hissed an-
grily at us. In this attack many of our noble warriors
bit the dust.
In the second year of the siege our army was re-
organized with jimmy Diffee, Lissette O'Rourke, and
Tom Voegeli in charge of all operations. In this year
we concentrated our forces upon the very strongest posi-
tion of the enemy, the stronghold of Geometry. The
camp was laid out in triangles, parallelograms, and
duodecagons, so that we ran into land mines in the way
of surprise quizzes when we least expected them. Many
of us failed to obtain a bridgehead on the great philoso-
pher's theorem concerning the square on the hypotenuse
and all of us felt that the inscription on this fortress
should read: "Abandon hope, all ye who enter here."
In one thousand nine hundred and forty-three, many
of us made attacks on that modern center of warfare,
the Commercial Department. Though driven off again
and again by the "ack-ack" of the terrible typewriters,
most of us came back victorious before the year was
In this year, too, the enemy employed the aid of
chemical warfare, a most outrageous proceeding, it seemed
to us: for many of us who had overcome successfully
the other methods of defense retreated before the gas
attacks of the Lab.
- The Amazon Division of our army fGreek for
WACSJ made a more or less successful onslaught upon
the Castle of Home Economics and became possessed of
much information upon such important matters as "How
to hold a husband," the favorite recipe being: "Feed
In the last year of our great siege Billy Moore was
chosen to take over the work of Tom Voegeli, who left
our ranks to enlist in Uncle Sam's Navy. Naturally we
took as our final objective: reaching the summit of the
Mount of Graduation. That we who appear before you
to-day have reached and held this objective is evident.
As your chronicler I shall relate some of our methods
in reaching this goal.
Some of us have advanced by sheer scholarship and
have won the highest decorations for valor. Barbara
Zehr, Freddie Miller, and Ann Caldwell are the honor
students of our class. Margaret Lankford and Nowell
Bingham were awarded medals in the D.A.R. contest.
Bobby Coppedge and Dorris Asbury became our poet
laureates for 1943 and 1944 respectively.
Some of us prevailed on the bloody Gridiron and
the Basketball Court: witness Horace Coyne and Paul
james, while Tom Vogeli, John D. Graham, Nancy
Bumpus, and Emily Carey Griffin did much to urge our
Golden Bears on to victory.
jess Casey, Hilda Witt, Theresa Ricks, and Frances
Seward Wilson kept up the morale of our fighters by
providing us with such candy bars as the Ration Board
would allow to come our way.
During the lull in active operations between Mid-
term Exams and Finals the morale of our troops was
further improved by the work of such dramatic artists
as Dorris Asbury, Freddie Miller, jack Harrington, Rose-
mary Williamson, Emily Carey Griffin, Letty jane Luck-
man, and Betty Young, who helped to make the junior-
Senior Play a success.
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I weave upon my tapestry,
With colors dark and fair,
Some represent a lovely dream,
Some colors are a prayer,
Some colors stand for lonely days,
Some stand for happinessg
Some are as sombre as a storm,
Some soft as a caress.
I weave upon my tapestry,
I make a brave design.
And what I like about it best
Is that it's wholly mine.
And yet it is not mine alone
That I understand
For as I weave upon my tapestry
Fate truly guides my hand,
And as I look back through the haze
Of fifty years or more
There comes before my very gaze
The Senior Class of '44.
Surely we were the best of classes
So many handsome lads and lasses.
For instance, could you find one in books
To rival Freddie Miller's looks?
And where could you rival Lettie Jane Luckman's art?
Or Carl Boon trying to win his fair lady's heart?
What is the name in that far distant corner?
Oh! yes-I remember, Regina Horner.
She was so comely, sweet, and nice.
Nearby is Lissette O'Rourke-so prim and precise.
Margaret Lankford's gift as a speaker did abound.
She was just about the best in town.
But let's not forget john D. Graham, our school
For him we always gave a cheer.
Of our seniors in the business world
Mona Harris was always in a whirl,
Betty jean Allen was a happy Senior
Didn't it seem so to you, too?
In dear old football, Horace Coyne did shine
While james Strawn's flash bulbs made him blind.
Now here I find Evelyn Roddy, whose beautiful hair
Has certainly caused many people to stare.
In Latin, Barbara Zehr did surpass-
She was among the best in her class.
Robert Shellabarger worked at a filling station
I wonder if bi: gasoline war rationed.
In the Glee Club Ella Mai Vernon and Hilda Witt
For music certainly did their bit.
Always into mischief was Polly Brettg
I'm sure she caused the teachers to fret.
Dick Calhoun I'm sure could fill with ease
A place on "Information, Please."
Every time Jane Manley did smile
The world was made brighter for a while.
When a person needed a friend around
Rebecca Hawkins could always be found.
Mary Love jobe deserved a reward for her work,
For in high school she never did shirk.
Bonita Gasell was a pretty sight,
To look at her was quite a delight.
The Bennett twins captured everyone's heart.
But we never were able to tell them apart.
Although Marie Castellaw was rather small,
She was still very dear to us all.
Doris Raines never had a case of blues
Because she always knew her p's and q's.
And now I cease my weaving,
With colors dark and fairg
I'll say no more about our class-
A class beyond compare.
But as I dream of days gone by
Where each one played his part,
The memory of jackson High
Lives ever in my heart.
- CLHSS PROPHECY
MONA HARRIS-Barry SHEARIN
Scene: Washroom of Tee-Heed Aircraft Factory.
Characters: Rosie the Riveter and Swing-Shift
Mazie: Golly, this first day has strictly been hard.
Look, Rosie, I broke my longest and most cherished finger
Rosie: So what! "I gave a finger nail." What
kind of slogan is that in comparison to "I gave a son"
or a brother or a sweetheart?
Mazie: For heaven sakes, I'm not beeling. I just
merely said-Oh, skip it!
Rosie: Say! Did that cute foreman give you the
brush-off? Oh, brother! Blonde tresses et cetera. From
now on you might as well keep 'em hidden under that
scarf, according to rules, for all the good it does.
Mazie: Maybe. But I'd rather have this book of
instructions than his attention any time. After all, I'm
at Tee-Heed Aircraft to help win the war.
Rosie: I agree with you IOOW. For a dizzy
sweater girl you've got the right idea. Now, let's have
a look at that pamphlet before they decide our place is
at home knitting socks instead of riveting airplanes.
Mazie: Hey, this can't be the right book. It says:
Imlrurtiani' at to lbe Future of the Clair of '44,
Rosie: Not really! Let's investigate. I might have
scruples about prying into somebody's past, but his
future . . . that different.
Mazie: You might is right. Um-mum. Listen.
This must have been quite a fella.
The youth of America will flock to hear the popular
lecturer, James Mays, expound his theories on love, court-
ship, and marriage. His method of practicing what he
preaches, has well fitted him for this work.
Jessie George of the snapping black eyes, ten years
hence, will still be trying to choose between Joe, Robert
and that perfectly woo-onderful sailor man.
Josephine Ferguson of Fancy Finger Waves and
Company will be presented after ten years of faithful
service with a gold plated comb and a half hour off
each day in which to comb her hair as much as she
It seems that Stoten Outlan's years spent at local
drug stores watching the Babes go by was not in vain.
It inspired Stoten to establish a chain of soda fountains
at such Jrenir spots as Miami Beach, Daytona Beach, and
Virginia McLeary thought that with shoe-rationing
on, the smart thing to do would be to marry a shoe
salesman. She will do just that and ten years from to-
day will find her still wearing her graduation shoes.
Frances Crosson, whose red-haired temperament will
win many an argument for the State of Tennessee in
Congress, will put the clever Clare Boothe Luce com-
pletely out of the picture.
The successors to Lum and Abner will be Roy
Whitworth, the local farmer, and William Johnston, his
blacksmith pal. It seems that since they took over, Kob
Korner has developed into a thriving metropolis.
Bobby Douglass, the would-be Sergeant York of
World War II, will make a name for himself not as a
hero, but as the author of a book titled, How lo Condurt
a Hiitory Clan, and dedicated with grateful appreciation
to his Sr. History teacher.
Nancy Yelton, along with Carmen Miranda, will
share honors awarded by Secretary of State Cordell Hull
for her splendid work in smoothing out the rough spots
in our Pan-American Relationship.
Anne Shelley will play the organ in a little church
around the corner in a large city where her husband will
be a widely known pastor.
Ten years from now, the most discussed lawsuit of
the year will be that of the State of Tennessee veriux
Charles Lansden. The state is suing for damages which
the highway between Jackson and Atwood suffered while
Charles wore it out trying to get Martha Anne to say
Frances Hilliard, who preferred brunets, but was
pursued by tall, blond, and curly haired boys while in
high school, will finally assert her preference and marry
that remain brunet,
Nowell Bingham of oratorical fame, will become
the silver "mouthpiece" of notorious Lefty, the Lug.
Isabell Reynolds, who in her own sweet, serene
way always managed everybody and everything, will
surprise her family and friends alike, by becoming one
of the many wives of a glamorous Arabian sheik, and
will submissively spend the rest of her life gazing from
behind the veil according to Arabian customs.
Elise Eaves, of the raven locks, will become the
ace commentator for Drip Drop Lotion, and will give
Mr. Winchell, himself, the run-around with her light-
ning tongue and ability to get around fast.
Frances Seward Wilson joined the WACS shortly
after graduation to be near Private Wallace Wilson.
With astounding rapidity, Frances will rise to the rank
of Major. She will attribute her success to learning on
the J. H. S. Candy Stand to whom and not to whom
to sell Hershey Bars.
Billy Moore will become a famous research scientist
and Ed Tillman will offer his services as a ,"human
guinea pig." As you've already guessed, Billy will be
searching for the vitamin or whatever-it-is that makes
people grow tall.
Ray "Acuff" Boone, after returning as the Aviation
Ace of America, will sing himself right into being the
governor of Tennessee.
Jerre Fite will change her mind about arsenic, and
settle down to helping the Naval Air Corps keep one of
its fliers a happy family man.
After years of unsuccessful attempts to win the 100
yard dash in the American Olympics, "easy going"
Bruce Campbell will give up and become a stand-in for
-of all people-actor Fred MacMurray.
The twins, Jimmy and Mac Phillips, will become
jewelers of. international renown, but each in his sep-
arate business, because not even their brotherly love
could make them agree on the merits of "old English"
or "block" engraving.
Margaret Owens and John L. have had so much
fun shopping on Saturday nights that they will agree
to shop together for the rest of their lives.
The future All-American Football Player, Paul
James, will present Miss Nancy Bumpus with a perma-
nent pass to all football games in appreciation of her
untiring study and understanding of the various football
Richard Clayton will be quite a success, at what
--we know not--but it rould beibecause he has what
it takes to be known as "Delightful Dickie," or because
he is sometimes mistaken for "Swoon King Sinatra."
Mazie: Wow! Listen to what comes next. "Dear
Swing-Shift Mazie: I gave you the wrong book on pur-
pose. How's about bringing the Book of Inrtrurlions-
with illustrations-over to your house this P.M. fR.S.
V.P.J Signed, The Foreman." Will I answer But
Rosie: Wait a minute. Aren't you going to read
the future of the rest?
Mazie: Here. You read it. Looks like I got a
future of my own.
fNote: Exit Mazie unwinding the scarf from about
her blonde tresses, and letting them fall defiantly about
her shoulders, while Rosie helplessly looks on.J
GIFTS FUR Tl-IE CLHSS
As is the custom from days of old,
Children are dancing around the May Pole.
The Queen of May, from her magic bowers
Bestows on each one a garland Of flowers.
But for my school mates so tried and true,
More lasting gifts I have for you.
RoSemary's been Smart, Rosemary's been good,
So here's a cunning medal to wear to Lindenwood.
Charles Young is a night owl, roaming the hills,
So to him, with best wishes, these standard sleeping pills.
In our class, it seems to me, Alma Maners is the smallest,
Now vitamins A and B might aid you toward being the
MARY MASON NAQUIN
Mary Mason Naquin once lived in Honolulu,
So here's a small reminder, let's see you do the hula.
This timely suggestion is not given in derision,
It's for Dr. joe Parker to make his first incision.
I-Iere's a little token, you may hang it on the wall,
It's for Ophelia Pylesg she's so good at basketball.
Long tinlger nails are my weakness, how I envy Theresa
Ric s, ,
So try this Chinese laquer, you'll achieve a lot Of tricks.
Sara Alexander has simply too much poise,
So for her I got this gadget to make a little noise.
MARY ANN BARNES
Now listen, Mary Ann, there's something you must not
So tie this string on your finger and go meet your favor-
A car for Ann Caldwell to use for this and that,
She might even drive to Dyersburg and pick up hand-
l've been looking for some one these beads to wear,
Now l've chosen Ethylee Blackwell because they go with
For Egbllgie Couch the other day I bought this pocket-
I hope he'll always keep it full by some wise hook or
BE l'TY SHEARIN
I hope I haven't forgotten while giving things away,
That Betty Shearin likes cologne put up by Dorothy Gray.
A small bunch of flowers, colorful and gay,
For Doris Merwin to wear on graduation day.
For Elizabeth Steed with her "never a care,"
Heres a perky bow to wear in her hair.
For Evelyn Pipkin, who has always done her duty,
I give this box of powder to help her keep her beauty.
I envy Naoma Brickey of her long, black curly hair,
I'll give her this little reminder so she'll handle it with
Charles Branch is going to leave us, I'm sorry, I really
Now take the stars and stripes along when you light for
Jess Casey has much music of a classical selection,
So l chose Some boogie-woogie to add to his collection.
As football is his favorite game, you can tell in a jiffy,
I found this small edition and brought it to jimmy
For Frances Gaba, who never has a care,
Here's a stamp for "him" that goes by air.
George Holland's use Of words, in the world will make
So a dictionary this is. but only pocket Size.
For Ozier Kelley a picture of a famous croonerg
May your favorite girl Soon become a swooner.
BETTYE WAYNE LONG
Here's a little boat that's as cute as can be
For Bettye Long to follow her sailor out to sea.
Annice Gowan, take this apron to protect your pinafore
While you're selling writing paper at a local busy Store.
Beverly, you're always acting funnyg So in case you can't
Bring this little monkey home, when we all meet in
For some one to use this hankey l've searched both near
Now l've finally decided to give it to comely Katherine
I shall give glasses: Of course they're for your eyes,
To Bernice Stafford to watch the planes in the Skies.
I wish I had a gift for everyone who'S here,
For after all the years, I hold their friendship dear.
But time passes quickly, the end is nigh,
So ggod luck, happy landings, and to all a fond good-
f Ctass UIILL f
We are assembled on this sad occasion to read this the last will and testament of the Senior Class
of 1944 while we are in sound mind and in one body.
To the faculty we leave the memory of our bright and intelligent faces. We know they will miss
To the Juniors we leave our beloved seats in chapel.
To the Sophomores we bequeath the untiring patience that we used to put up with the Juniors.
Jane Perry leaves her ability to complete her Home Economics problems faster and with more
ease to Martha Hawkins.
Nancy Montgomery wills her poise and composure to Gladys Hunt.
Martha Johnston wants Betty Talkington to have her long curls.
To Herschel Simmons, Billy Osborne leaves his ability to write a good D.A.R. paper.
Hazel Jean Hudson wants Doris Atterbury to have her shy personality.
Mary Maude Birmingham bequeaths her friendly smile and sunny disposition to Patsy Phillips.
Hays Frankland leaves his good looks and his way with the ladies to any boy who thinks he needs it.
Barbara Kohler wills her Northern brogue to any you-all Southerners who want it.
Peggy Wall bequeaths her friendship with Miss Anna to all the Junior girls.
Clara Haynes wants Lyda White to have her gorgeous black hair.
Mary Virginia Woodard leaves to Emily Ann Dabney her "five by five" physique.
John Sledd leaves his sister, Rose Nell, to next year's bookkeeping class since she has been such
a help to him.
Margaret Bourne falls heir to Chris Cox's sympathy to a newcomer.
Sybil Arwood leaves her quiet manner and studious ways to Jane Barton.
Jessie Stringfellow leaves her blond hair rinse to Barbara Hussey.
George Ann Smith bequeaths her habit of being absent from school to all those "eager-beavers"
who come everyday.
Billy Marlowe leaves his habit of always having his lessons tto Thomas Shelley.
To Margaret Wise, Sara Jane Evans leaves her soft babyish voice.
Ida Faye Boone leaves her love of Sophomore Latin to all those who wait 'till their Senior year to
Dot Hunt leaves Wayne Rogers her moccasins so that she can slip them off whenever she wants to.
Mary Jane Tidwell leaves the advice "Crime Doesn't Pay" to any Junior or Sophomore who thinks
he or she can get by with skipping school.
Elmer Roddy wills his special privileges of getting into Uncle Sam's Army to "Mush" Smith.
Sandra Gasell wills her technique of "curling" her hair to Sharlene McAuley who has wanted it
Emmy Carey Griffin leaves her many boy friends to Mary Nell Sinclair.
Rachel Chambers leaves her ability to stick with Latin for four years to Jeanette Fuqua.
Mary Elizabeth Rainey says that she wouldn't leave her Staff Sergeant from Dyersburg to anyone.
Lastly, we do now appoint our class president, Jimmy Diffee, as executor of this our Last Will and
Testament. In witness whereof, we do set our seal on this the 26th day of May, 1944.
'ANNE SHELLEY, Allowzey-at-Law.
ETHYLEE BLACKWELL-RAY BOONE
. ROSEMARY PooLE: "Why do you call Jimmie 'Pil-
JEANE HILLMAN: "Because every time he comes,
he makes more progress."
A poem we found that Bobby Coppedge had com-
posed all by himself:
"Under a spreading chestnut tree
The village smithy lies
While he was shoeing an army mule
He forgot to shoo the flies."
PsYcH1ATR1sT TO KTREY SEWARD: "Don't you want
to know what your dreams mean P"
KIRBY SEWARD: "No, I just want to know their
When small, Jack Harrington loved soldiers and
Annie Jim Goodwin loved painted dolls, Now that they
are grown, Annie Jim loves soldiers and Jack loves
JosEPH1NE THoRNToN's MOTHER: "What makes
you think your young man has matrimonial intentions?"
JOSEPHINE THoRNToN: "Well, when we were
looking at Easter hats, he tried to convince me I'd look
better in a 32.98 model than in one that cost J515.00."
Miss ANNA: "Your book reports should be writ-
ten in such a manner that even the most ignorant may
JOSEPHINE W'rLLxAMs: "Well, Miss Anna, what
part is it you don't understand ?"
Angeline Barnes and boy friend, Cason, were re-
turning to their seats in the theater after the intermission.
ANGELINE fto the lady in an aisle seatjz "Did I
step on your toes as I went out ?"
"You did," replied the other grimly, expecting an
ANGELINE turned to Cason: "All right, Cason,"
she said, "this is our row."
ROBERT RICHARDSON walked into the Navy Depart-
ment with a captjains cap on. He also wore a Navy
raincoat, which re no insignia. He removed the rain-
coat revealing an ensign's stripe on his sleeve.
"What are you, anyway?" they asked.
d "Why, I'm Ensign Richardson. I'm reporting for
"And why the captain's hat?"
Oh! Is it a captain's hat?" Richard rejoined. "I
didn't know. I just bought my uniform yesterday and I
picked out this hat. It was prettier than the plainer ones,
and it only cost four dollars more."
TRAMP: "Could you give a poor fellow a bite?"
MILDRED BooNE: "I don't bite, myself, but I'll be
glad to call the dog."
BETTY YOUNG'S daily prayer:
"Dear Lord, I ask nothing for myself 5 but please
give my mother a son-in-law."
DOROTHY BURNETT: "Did Jack Harrington really
say he thought I was angelic?"
EUDORA FINCH: "Not quite, but he said you pos-
sessed certain characteristics that were inhuman."
LAVERNE MORRISON'S FATHER: "How is it that I
find you kissing my daughter: How is it, Sir?"
JOHN SANDERS! "Great! Great!"
MARY FRANCES MAYs: "You're not conceited, are
RACHEL MCLEMORE: "No, but with my looks,
personality, and brains I could be."
RUTH ANN CAMPBELL was brought before the court
one day for wreckless driving.
"And so," said the judge, "this is the fifth person
y0u've knocked down this year."
"Pardon me," said Ruth Ann with much dignity,
"the fourth. One of them was the same person twice."
JOYCE JOHNSON and MERILYN LEw1s were studying
for a history test one day.
JOYCE: "What happened in the year 1809?"
MERILYN: "Lincoln was born."
JOYCE: "Correct, Now what happened in 18l2?"
MERILYN fcounting on her fingerslz "Lincoln had
his third birthday."
RUTH DEES: "Is it true that Lois Smith has a secret
EUDORA FINCH: "Why sure. Hasn't she told you
about it yet?"
JOYCE BLACKWELL to the porter on a train: "Tell
me what is the average tip you get from a passenger on
"One dollar, Ma'am," was the reply.
Joyce handed over a dollar bill and the porter im-
mediately burst into voluble thanks.
"Mam," he said, "you are the Hrst one who has ever
rome up to my average."
MANAGER: "How long have you been working in
ANNE PARKER: "Ever since I saw you coming
down the stairs."
CLQSS HISTORY CContinuedD
In our steady advance toward the objective of
Graduation, we have been heartened and sustained by
the efforts of the Girl Reserves with Frances Seward
Wilson and jeane Hillman leadersg by the Hi-Y with
jimmy Diffee in command and by the junior Red Cross,
in which Isabel Reynolds, nresident, has done outstandf
Some of us have reached the summit of the Mount
of Graduation by the Distributive Education and Diver-
sified Occupations routes, wherein the student learns by
doing. Some of us have reached our goals by the second'
examination express. But here we are!
The long siege is overg the victory has been wong
the Citadel of jackson High School has surrendered un'
conditionally to the Class of 1944. Here as your chron-
icler I cease. The rest of our history must be told in
the Annual TATLER with Ann Caldwell and Billy Moore
as editors. In closing, let me give you the slogan of
our class: "We came, we saw, we conquered."
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