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Page 28 text:
- 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
Page 27 text:
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.
Page 29 text:
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-
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