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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.
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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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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."
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