Montgomery Bell Academy - Bell Yearbook (Nashville, TN)
- Class of 1950
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THE SENIOR CLASS PRESEITS. BELL VOLUME SIX ADMINISTRATION CLASSES ORGANIZATIONS FEATURES ATHLETICS BY THE SENIOR CLASS OF bell academy, Nashville, Tennessee A d }}} i n isi ra tiou Bu ild ing F 0 K I W » R » v The liELL, may it be an ever present reminder of the memorable year 19.50. Remember, this is your annual. In the years to come, take it out, dust it off, and re-live with fond memories the friend- ships and experiences of your life on the Hill. The Editor The 1950 Bell is dedicated to Mr. Ridus F. Cornelius. Modern Language instructor, faculty member for the |3ast nine years, “Fess” is noted for his timely sense of humor, gold watch, stick pin and poems for every occasion. True gentleman and scholar with a ready smile and a warm heart, he is loved by all. The Senior Class of 1950 is indeed ]3roud to dedicate its annual to this truly Christian gentleman. Deiiimtiiiii • 4 ' (.M ' , ; y- v rn T fe; ■ Dr. Richard Lee Sager Headinaster I ' he perfect gentleman, the scholar, the outstanding leader, the true friend— this best sums up R. L. Sager. Assuming the headmaster’s post in 1911. witli Ids linn hut friendly hand, Dr. Sager has led the Academy to one of the highest prep school ratings in the South. Through the years he has gained and held the admiration, respect and friendship of every student in school. W’e at M.B. A. are indeed fortunate in having Dr. Sager as our friend and headmaster. ADMINISTRATION Howard Lee Allen Assistant Headmaster and Athletic Director Builder of great and powerful athletic scpiads. Howard Lee Allen is the friend of every boy on the campus. His singing, whistling, ready wit. and dog, “Judge,” have made “Coach” an integral part of Academy life. Turning his “boys” out into the world to follow his maxims, “determina- tion and desire,” Coach is accomplishing more than making great athletic teams— he is building men. OFFICERS L. George Blackburn A.B., M.A. Civics, Laiu, History, Econoitiics, Coach of Microbe Athletics Mrs. Norton Cambell Librarian, Public Speaking Mrs. John Bitzer A.B.. M.A. English .MR. Mrs. V. H. Sims A.B. Latin .Mr. j. VV. Moody A.B. English, Assista)il Coach .Mr. J. C. Rule A.B., M.A. Principal of the High School Dept., Mathe- matics, Tennis Coach Microbe Loot ball Mr. R. T. Cornelius M.A. Modern Languages Miss Loreen Thompson Eighth Grade Mrs. c:lara Nell Dixon Seventh Grade Mrs. W. I. Ewton Secretary Mr. Henry . . Hackman B.s. Science, Coach, Junior Varsity Mr. Henry . . Wise B.s. Mathematics, Coach, Junior f ' arsity Mr. John T. Younger A.B., M.A. History mi HONOR COUNCIL In 1915 the sludeni bexly of Moiugoniery Bell Academy cast a majorily vote in favor of organ- i iiig ilie Honor Council, a groLi]3 represenlative of I he various classes. The main jnirpose of the Council is lo pro- mote in the students a sense of honor, the founda- tion of future manhood. The Honor Council has final judgment in dealing with any form of cheating, lying, or stealing. riie members of this group and the classes they represent are as follows: (trade School fresh mail freshman . . Sophomore . Sophomore . Junior Junior Junior Senior Senior Senior Senior John Davis C iEORGK Kirkpatrick John Younger Carey McNeillv Andrew Ewing Jimmy Ray Ben NtooRE Togy Jones Francis Horn, President Lem Stevens, Secretary Morris Ferguson, Vice-President Charles Hawkins CLASS THE John Phillips Adams Microbe Football, ' 45; J. V. Football, ' 46, ’47; Cheerleader, ’48, ’49, ’50; Glee Club, ’48, ’49, ’50; Bell Ringer, ’49, ’50; Photographic Editor Bell, ’50; Varsity Football, ’49; Monogram Club, ’49, ’50. John— Cheerleader first class— Self- styled authority on the Civil War— Flag hearer of the Rebel’s cheering squad— One of them Adamses. SENIOR Andy Anderson Andy— A friendly loafer— Big game hunter— Ole leather tongue himself— Ahrays a cheery smile. Philip Baum Rifle Team, ’49, ’50; Baseball, ' 19. ‘50. Philif)—A transfer from Xeiv York— Sloiv on the pick-up, but good after he gets started— A converted Yankee- Well-mannered and xeell-liked. AVilliam Maurice Bradford M icrobe, ’45, ’46. Billy— Crack pilot in the model air- plane loop— Master mechanic in the 1 5 horse poieer class— Good friexid of all. James Brent Bell Ringer Staff, ’49, ’50; Rifle Team, ’49. Jimmy— Crack sports reporter— Mem- ber of our newspaper clique— Young- est member of our senior class— Well- liked by all his associates. Williams Jennings Bryan, Jr. Secretary Freshman Class, ’47; Vice- Pres. Soph. Class, ' 48; junior Var. Football and Basketball, ’47, ' 48; Key Club, ’48. ’49, ’50; Pres. Jr. Class, ‘19; Varsity Football, ’48, ’49: Monogram Club, 48, ' 49, ’50; Basket- ball. ’49, ' 50. Billy— ‘’Runt , the Rabbit Killer ” — Always dependable— Full of spirit— Outstanding Icader—In short, couldn’t be more, but modest as can be. THE Ri(:iiaf I) Nokl C:amrkli. Itt ' ll Hiuger SiafF, ’‘17. ’‘IS; Editor Hall HiuRar, ' li), ' 50; C;icc Clliib, ’‘17. President (ilec Cdub, ’49, ’50; ■reslunan Latin Medal; Sophomore KiiRlish Medal; Junior EiiRlish Medal; Special Junior Ereiuh Medal; Senior Honor Society. Dirk—JournaHsl supreme— To f) stu- (Icnt—EuRlish wfiif)— Editor of a high grada finiKsfuiln ' r—Eree luith his xuartn haudsUnkes. Kdward Kent Carney Ancient History Medal; Plane Geom- etry Medal; Microbe Football. ’4fi; J. V. Football, ’47; Paper Staff, ’48, ' 40; Annual Staff, ’49; Senior Honor Society. Dake— Pencil xiuis ticket to all athletic contests— A friend itideed— Scholar, musician, outstanding personality. i HOMAs Wick Comer I ' itne .Magazine Current Affairs l est Winner. 48; Senior Honor Society, n ic t— .4 Pontiac, a fighting cock, a hlazitig sportshirt—Student and wit— " Cut it out, n ills! " David McFarland Dixon Microbe Football. ’44, ’45; L V. Foot- ball. ’4(), ’47; Hell Ringer, ’48, ’49, ' 50; Beli., ’50. Dixie— Great luith the racing stories, aheays has latest news— Cheerleader deluxe— ei er refuses a helping hand. George William Coble Secretary Sophomore, lunior. Senior Classes. ’48, ’49, ’50; j. V. Football. ' 47, ’48; Varsity Football. ’49, ’50; Monogram Club, ’48, ’49, ’50; Hell Ringer Staff, ’50. Hilly— All-Nashville athlete, leader, ladies’ tnati rolled into one—MH.A ' s gift to Hollywood— One of our best. ViLLiAM Agler Edwards, Jr. Varsity Football, ’49; Transfer. Hull— .4 Yankee that xvon’t convert— Witty and full of the devil— Always gets in liis txvo cents xeorth on any subject. SENIOR CLASS Thomas William Estks, Jr. Key Club, Secretary of the Key Club, ’.50; Paper Staff, ’48. ’49, ’50; Bell, ’49; Spanish Medal, ’49; Senior Honor Society; Rifle Team, ’49. IVillie Tom-A-l student— Persistent and full of determination— Scholar of the highest order— Good rifle shot. Carl Spalding Crates Microljc Football, ’45, ’46; Microbe Basketball, ’45, ’46; Howard .Mien Award, ’46; J. V. Basketball. ’47, ’48; Mgr. Varsity Basketball. ’48; Mgr. Varsity Ba.scball, ’48; Varsity Football, ’50; Varsity Basketball. ' 49, ’50; Paper Staff, ’50; Monogram Club. Rowdy— Hard worker— One of our most conscientious— Class goldbrick, second only to Gibbs— Hard-luck boy. Morris Dean Ferguson j. V. Football, ’47; Varsity Football, ’48, ’49; Senior Honor Society; Vice- President of the Honor Council, ’50; Honor Council. ’49, ’50; Basketball, ’48, ’49, ’50; Key Club. Monogram Club. I ergenberger—Gift from God’s coun- try (Ingleu ' oodj—Subtle with the women— Follou ' cr of Grand Ole Opry. Ho.mer Boyd Gibbs, Jr. J. V. Football, ’47, ’48; Varsity Foot- ball, ’49. ’50; Monogram Club; Paper Staff, ’50. Gibby-. ' in afternoon romancer— Bull- shooter deluxe— Gets out of all he can. Fwari) Inman Fox .Microbe Football. ’44, ’45, ’46; Mi- crobe Basketball, ’45; Winner Cr;ule School Tennis Cup. ’46; J. ' . Basket- ball, ’47, ’48; I ' ennis I’eam. ’47, ’18. ’49, ’50; Varsity Basketball. ’49. ’50; lunior Honor .Society; .Senior Honor Society; Runner-uj) Interscholastic Fennis Doubles, ’48; Winner Inter- .scholastic Singles and Doubles, ’49; Key Club; .Monogram Club. Sly— Likes the rubico and basketball courts— More than enough guts— .11- luays luilling to help. Robert Henry Hack.man .Microbe Football, ’46, ’47; Tennis, ' 50; Oratorical Contest, ’47, ’49. Bobby— The Little Boob— One of the inseparable pair of Hackman and Knox— Mrs. B’s joke boy. THE Chari.f.s Winstead Hawkins, .|K- Vice-President Freshman Class; Honor C ' .ounril, ’4S. ’19, ’50; Varsity Rasket- hall, ’17. ’IK. 19. ’50; Varsity Foot- ball. ’47, ’IK. 49. ’50; Varsity Base- ball, ’I , ’IK, ' 49, ’50; MonoRrain Club, C.hurh— Twelve-letter man— One of tnl) all-time MH.I atliletes-Foi r-year class ofjicer. James Walton Henley, Jr. Key Club, ’48, ’49, ’50; Senior Honor Society; Bell Ringer Staff, ’IK. ’49. ’50; Bell Staff, ’49. ’50; Editor Bell, ’50. Slim Jim—AUvays seen driving a yel- low something— Photo fiend— The Rev- erend— If you want something done, go to Jim. Francis Marable Horn J. V. I ' ootball, ’47; J. V. Basketball. ’48; Varsity Baseball, ’49, ’50; Varsity Football. ’48. ’49; Varsity Basketball, ’50; Key Club; flonor Council, ’49, ’50; President Honor Council, ’50; Senior Honor Society; Monogram Club. Bellevue— CAass hick— Famous for his haircuts— Chases rou ' s rather than women. (;f.or(;f F.dwards Knox Literary S iciety; Intramural Basket- ball. George— Strong, silent type — Most studious hoy in school— Finishes out Hackman-Knox duo. Jack Milton Leech I. V. Football and Basketball, ’46; Varsity Baseball, ’46; Varsity Football, ’47, ’48, ’49; Monogram Club. Fat Jack— .Another Inglexvood boy— Couldn ' t stay away from The Hill— Sloxv as Christmas and fust as nice. Joseph C’.arlton Loser. Jr. Microbe Football, ’46; J. V. Foot- ball, ’47. Little Joe—Fightin’ mad Loser— Danc- es on street ' corner for pin-money— Small hut mighty. SENIOR CLASS Bert C:o ger Madden Tennis, ’49, ’Mi; J. V. Basketball. ’48; Varsity Football, ’49; Cilee Club; Monogram Club. Dum-dum— Mrs. li’s J}et—A junior-size I.urry Munson in the fiesli. Mattiiew Fontaine Maury McHaniel. Jr. Microbe Football, ’4b; J. V. Football and Basketball, ’47; Varsity Football. . " )(); Fennis Team. ' 47, ’48, ’49, ' oO; .Monogram Club; .Senior Honor So- ciety; Key Club. Fountain— Proof that Darwin was right— Terror on the tentiis courts (xeith his glasses on). Robert Eugene .McNeillv, |r. Honor Council, ’4G, ’47; English .Medal, ’47; Senior Honor Society; Junior Honor Society; Latin .Medal. ’48; French Medal, ’49; Fres. Sopho- more Class; Veep Junior and Senior Cla.sses; Varsity Football and (iolf, ' 49, ’50; Varsity Basketball, ’50; Mon- ogram Club; key Cdid); ' Freas. Key Club. ’50; Hell Ringer, ’50. Pat Mac— Diets periodically— .d regu- lar guy xvith a brain too— .11 hen liar h ley of Senior Class. .SriRTON O.MAN, jR. Microbe Football, ’45, ’46; Microbe Basketball, ’46; J. V. Football and Basketball, ’47; Varsity Basketball, ' 49, ’50; Monogram Club. Big Man— Rough hoy on the basket- ball court— Good man when the chips are doxvn— One-woman man. Charles ITlArson III Microbe Football, ’45; Microbe Bas- ketball, ’45; Veep Microbes, ’46; Honor Council, ’46, ’47; Pre.s. Fresh- man Class; J. V. Football, ’47; Trans- fer from .Atlanta, ’49. Chuck— Everybody glad when he came home— Old-timer , from Microbes. 4llia.m Vernon Ryan Fransfer from West. Bill—.dmateu r disc jockey— Big and friendly— Oman’s caretaker — Trans- ferred hack to IVest. Marion CiooDRicii Smith. Jr. Microbe Football, ’4fi; J. V. Foot- ball, ’17; Varsity Football, ’48; Mono- gram Oliib; lirll liiutier Staff, ’48; Bki.L St.iff, ' 49, ' 50; Business Mana- ger liKI.l., ’50. Smitty— President MliA Chapter of Church and PAuhth Wolves— Most pull with faculty— Snappy dresser. Lfmuel Birthright Stevens, jK- Latin Medal, ’46; Algebra Medal, ’47, ' 48; Senior Honor Society; Honor Clouncil, ’48, ’49, ’50; Rifle and Golf " Feams, ’49, ’50; Pres. Key Club, ’50. Lem— .Always does his bit in his quiet way— Student par excellence— Handy with the putter— Key Club maestro. Henry Blair Trimble, Jr. Chemistry Medal, ’49. Blair— Old bones— Authority on science (girls too)— Slow and easy— Always gets things done in his own sweet time. Spencer . lfson Warren Spence— The Romeo of the Senior Class— The Ixvin leith the Toni— Will match anything, anywhere, anytime. CiEORGE VINFIELD WILLIAMS. Jr- Junior Varsitv Football, ’46; Glee C:iub. ’49. ’50. George— He loves New Orleans- Future .Admiral— Sings bass in Glee Club— Spends spare time looking for (s) par king places. Matthew Buckner VILLs J. V. Football, ’47; Varsity Football, ’48, ’49; Monogram Club; Key Club. Wildcat— “Snappy” dresser— A part of every joke— Terror on gridiron— Well- known as Bobo— Highly unpredictable. 3 - SEVEN I ;7IN THE fiLL ROOT OILERS STUNT NIGHT 49 ANYBODY SEEN AN A STUDENT Lewis Fain Wood, Jr. Microbe Football, ’45, ’46: J. V. Football, ’47; Cheerleader Captain, ’50; Bell Stair, ’50; Business Mana- ger Bell Ringer, ’50. Lew— Social Lion— Professional Money Maker— Everything happens to him— Done MBA for most. Robert Larl Worrall, Jr. V arsity Football, ’47, ’48, ’49, ’50; Varsity Basketball, ’46, ’47, ’48, ’49; Varsity Baseball, ’48, ’49; Monogram Club. Bobby— The Incomparable Bobby— Has no equal on the football field— Little Blood and Guts— All-American everything. JOHN Ackley Dillard Adams Dick Carpenter Denzil Causey James Cherry Alan Cooper Eddie Deck Ross Evans Joel Fort WiLLiAxM Glenn Robert Graham Charles Hardin John Hollins John Howell Togy Jones iLLiAM King Charles McDaniel Edward Moates " THE LITTLE INDIAN " EBP MEETING SHOTROD LADIES ' MAN " WELL, WHAT ARE YOU STARING AT? " FORWARD, MARCH LOOK OUTJ " ■C TTTTkPr VTTnUtP OFFICERS OF THE SOPHOMORE CLASS T ommy Cate President Bill Hoffman Vice-President Richard Bibb Secretaiy -Treasurer Left to right— Hovvmak, C:ate. Bibb IjEN ' Adams James Anderson Louis Bachloite Richard Bibb Herman Blackwood Dick Bransford Thomas Cate Harlen Cragon JACKIE Duncan Robert Dunn Don DuPlantier Robert Edmunds William Elliston Andrew Ewing William Fullerton Robert Herbert William Hoffman Don Ignatz Claude Jarman Jay Johns Ben Kingree Robert Lance Maithew Madden George Martzin Don Massey Carey McNeilly Stetson Metcalf Robert Miller Albert Nisley John Nixon James Pellettieri Glenn Plummer Charles Potter Philip Powell John Ramsey Somers Randolph Bill Rhodes Stanley Seat George Smartt David Strayhorn John Xirrill Louis Todd William Watts Ralph Williams Ridley Vills ( " YOU HOLDING THE TREE UP? " RANDOLPH ' S THE NAME " ARMY SURrLUS MRS. A. AND SQUEEK GRIND HBi SAFE DRIVING PILL " CONTROLS IK H ■ . A n KT m HPI2E r |a i Sr ' ' 1 Bpir ' H 1 JUST LUCKY I GUESS SAFE DRIVER " I ' M WAITING " I M " LITTLE FAT " | 1 OFFICERS OF THE FRESHMAN CLASS I.eH lo ng ? — B lackwood. rLMPLE. Bouchard Palmer Temple . . Roger Blackwood John Bouchard President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer John Fhomerson John Thweatt William AVard Stephan AVherry Fred Young Richard Anderson Frank Bain bridge James Bass I HOMAS Blevins David Broadbear Glenn Brooks Russell Brothers John Caruthers Don Chickey William Coles John Davis Hollis Derry berry John Dobson John Keister Robert Lightfoot James Martin William Mitchell Robert Moody John Nolen William I feiffer James Filkerton Ridley Ruth John Sloan Stan Sloan James Standifer Left to right— W ARi), Lightioot, Anderson Rob Lightfoot President Richard Anderson Vice-President Bill Vard Secretary-Treasurer Richard Anderson Frank Bainbridge James Bass Fhomas Blevins David Broadbear Glenn Brooks Russell Brothers John Caruthers Don Chickey William Coles John Davis Hollis Derrvberr John Dobson John Keister Robert Ljghtfoot James Martin William Mitchell Robert Moody John Nolen William Pfeieeer [AMES PiLKERTON Ridley Ruth John Sloan Stan Sloan I AMES STANDIFER JOHN I HOMERSON John Thweatt V iLLiAM Ward Stephan Wherry Fred Young SCALt ' ED? fTitrt i iM«t» DRINKING TP THE CLASS OF 49 READING ENGLISH? PLANING ALUMNI DAY AFTER I U TOUGH SEE ' Q BALL " •MAMMY " before IS IT GOOD? " T 0 BILLS- AATTS $3.09 ' FIGHT PARSON " TWO COUNTRY BOYS SLIWGER ' BELL STAFF .... Editor . Ilusincss Manager Assistant ... Feature Editor Assist a tit SI)orts Editor Assist a tit P I iotogr a () li i c E d i t o r Assistant Calendar Class Will |i. i Hknlkv Marion Smith Lkwis Wood rO(;V JONKS A I. AN COODKR Rkm C’.arnkv I IKRMAN Blackwood joiiN Adams Boii Rippky Dick CIantrlli Mack Dixon |IM Hlnlkv. Editor-in-Cliief THE The Staff Marion Smith, Business Manager BELL 1950 The Staff at Work llie 1950 Bell staff has endeavored to portray in these pages the lull and rich campus life of the past year. It is our wish that in future years this book will bring a smile to the eyes of the boys as they thtimb its pages. Under the capable direction of Jim Henley, editor-in-chief, the staff has worked long and hard to produce an enjoyable and original an- nual. Business Manager Marion Smith, aided by Assistant Lewis Wood, pounded the pavemenls of Nashville to sell the ads which made ' Lhe Bell possible. To R. L. Sager, for his fine job as faculty adviser, and to Herman W. Griffin, of Mc- Qiiiddy Printing Company, for his aid in the planning of the annual, the staff wishes to ex- tend its most grateful thanks. Dick CANruia-C. Editor-in-Cliicf Li:wis Wood, Business Manager THE BELL RINGER As bclorc. The Bell Ringer is again serving tlie sindcnl IxkIv as ilie monilipicce ol cami)iis aclivilics. Kdilor Dick Claiurcll has succeeded in bring- ing the errors to a iniiiiimiin, and has come through with many original ideas which have adek ' d greatly to the enjoymenl ol the paper by the studenls. d ' he hard work which Dick and his stall have given has made this periodical rank high in the estimation ol the studenls. The time and work ol the lacuhy adviser, Mr. Sager, is deeply appreciated. Cantri-ll Assistant Editor Alan Cooper NEWS Editor oc ' .v Jones Rel)orters Denzil Causev. IUllv Uryan, James Cherry. .Vluert Nisely, John Nixon EEATLRES Editor (ALBERT Templeton Rejjorteys . Mike Bi.ack, Jackie Dl’nc.an, Mac.k Dixon, Donald Massey, John Adams SPORTS Editor jAMrs Brent Assistant Editor Keni C.arne Rejjortevs J SiiARPE, Robiri . [f.NEiLL , Joe I iNNisOiV’ IMIOTOCiRAPIIY Editor Henley BUSINESS Manager Lewis Wood Assistant Manager Dick Carpenter Staff Men HERMAN Blackwood, Homer Gibbs, l.ARRY Wilson. Harlen Cragon, Charles Hawkins. Billy Coble. Charles Potter Fridal Trip., SI The Bell Ringer Of Montgomery Bell Academy Tennessee ' s Oldest Prep School . . . Established 1806 VOL. VI. NO. N ASH V I LLE. TEN N ESSEE .lAN’rAKY 23. lOoO Intramurals, Slates February Bell Hop The yearly Key Club-sponsored intramural basketball tournament will be held shortly after mid-term exams in the MCA gym, Club President Lem Stevens announced recently. This tournament, a hit since its inauguration at the Academy three years ago, is divided into two (Freshman - Sophomore; Junior - Senior) divisions and operates on the round-robin principle with each team playing every o ther its division Exams Rear Ugly Heads For Appearance Tomorrow Read it and weep, inmates : those horrible exams are here again. Starting tomorrow, Academy boys will have the semi-annual opportunity of glaring at ridiculously searching questions and subsequently sweating blood for three hours. Leading off the Murderer’s Row will be a charming English quiz by Mrs. Bitzer. Hardened veterans of the class foresee the usual test— several themes and " a series of abstract, one-word quo- Ksy OIUU pODSOrS tations. » , t — Other .400 sluggers on the sched- ule include a number of unwork- able qnadratic.s under the guise of algebra, a physics crip based on Einstein’s 28 pages of gravitation- al equations, and an engrossing Latin exam, entitled “Hie, Haec, Hoc or Drunk Again.” Even the usually calm history exponent, Mr. Younger, has caught the spirit, and was heard recently remarking, “By jingies. I ' ll show these young fellars an exam and a half.” Here, then, is the convenient line-up for next week with the name and number of each and every player: Tue.sday. January 24; A.M.- English III, IV in Study Civics In Room h I LhuL HalbB teriaJl in StI Thil Chemii tory iL ScioncJ Hall: luiiu Mornii ' ternoon — I Marotf Homey In the L welcomed uates froni country. S back and and one vi was. “Hov.l Lind.sley Rl were two wll answer fr ‘l with Charliq non. .-Mso here i were Jake VM Bill Bailey, f residing at wanee for thol Ken Goodpil throughout Fit mcr, will gra ' l| this year. P ' ranklin Jal Franklin, it is I on New Year ' s I it five different } boys! DR. MEKI.l.N PETERSON Out of the muddle, AUC ' a VU’s Dr. Peterson Speaks at Academy Translation of atom Maroons See Caulfield, Lund In Radio Life of Sam Davis The life of a distant Academy alumnus was recreated for M.R.A. students recently at the Ryman auditorium as they attended an afternoon dress rehearsal for the Cavalcade of America’s story of Sam Davis, “Honor Bound.” Davis was an ante-bellum student at Western Military Institute, pred- ecessor to the present day Montgomery Bell Academy. With :-everal other local schools, MBA wa.s the guest of the DuPont Company on January Dth to watch Hollywood stars John Lund and Joan Cauldcld put the final polish on the regular Tue.sday night broadcast of the Cavalcade of America. Mr. Lund was fcatureil as Sam Davis, Misr t’aulfield as Connie Hardison, “the girl who loved him.” [ondenst warmup Bill Hamilton , gave a brief .;;ram mechanics, lemmed from two Ivi-, On Jordan’s I Sam Davis, Con- j program itself: Jout in the fall of P.:im Davis was Lion lines north liportant papers 1, found guilty : choice of cxc- 1 he. would re- source, Davis .•il out that if life would His final are classic: |4i(l deaths bc- l frieml.” Academy Students Take Time Current Events Contest The annual Time magazine cur- rent events contest was given re- cently at MBA, along with four hundred other leading secondary schools throughout the United .States. Participants, usually lim- ited to history clas.s members at lh(! Academy, were gunning for prize of either a twelv ' ' trlobe. or. ‘Bell Rin Voting For Class Representative Inmates, remember those lush babe.s on page one of the Bell Ringer last spring? They were really something, hunh? Well, thi.s year we ' re .spicing our covers again with a elns representative for each of the next four issues. ' Tlie set-up is simple. Each class chosca ,1 N:ishvillc girl now at- tending high school for its repre- sentative, only Freshmen voting for the Frosiunan class choice. Sophomores for the Sophomore, etc. . .11 individual ballots are then turned in to assistant Bell Ringer editor Alan Cooper. Honor-bound members of the paper staff will to- tal up the vote-s. A picture t.f the Freshman choice will appear in the next Beil Ringer in mid-Febru- ary (which translated mean.s late .April I along with a writeup of said victim— er — winner. Since the .Academy has an Hon- or System, it ii assumed that no zealous fanatic will forgetfully vote more than once. All votes are due in before February Lst. Kindly scribble out what cla. .s you are in, along with your ballot. XV. P. ■il -A V ;uuen not moan . t j II e f r e h ments ) Served Very Promptly . . • - lGeorge Knox and Blue LaRue Ijom Stevens ho.-it beer pavty . . . Gibbs attends . . . loses hot . . . writes first book, “My Conquest of Centennial Lake’’ or “The Channel Swim” b;, Shirley .May Gibb . , . . Bobby Rippy say.s that he’ll go to pieces if these peo- K le don’t stop building two-story ouses . . . Mobs clash a- X-mas tree combines fight for businc ' ?. , , , Famous last words; .Moates’ car-top perforated as Moore ex- claims, " The champagne ' npper doesn ' t fly off!” Dillard .Adams doesn t fool around with thi“ penny ante .stuff. (Continued on page 4, col. S) cunduc- Looking Back With Five Years Ago . Five years ago . . . MBA’s first printed Bell Ringer hit the campus with Nelson An- drews as editor . . . l «ont page stDiii included a sketch of new Academy headmn.ster, Richard Lee Sage: from McCpllie, and the an- nouncement of a .chool Alma Ma- ter just written by math pr-Tc?- sor Jamc C. Rule ... A football powerhou-e. sparked bv Duddy Nelson Andi-w-, .md All- Sout! :rn Al Whit eturned hu;V:c- from Ko. xvilie after n near fl(K)d had washed -‘o: their Ki villc Central game . . . Reader ' J-]h was last Tiing into j. ttn, “The id in early liinportant faculty 1 ' atten- iid coor- sections. I 1 at ion _ Decem- ild, rules -wv- figned. i been . when I invited 1 Craig- |tht to Mirmer, _ ■ Hob j Henley. -rrnT-.iir.vioIcTLou;- Todd gives prom- ise of l)cing out. ' -tanding in on of the ojw ' tetta’ character parts. the ‘Bell Ringer’: . . . 1944 - 1945 " Perr -nality «■ ' Uu- .Month " first saw 1 family name that was to come familiar at .MBA Air " .Adams; " they also noted that peL ' Robinson, now alternate Van- dv cage captain, concentrated on ootball but was " al.s;: one of the first five ‘e, the basketball court.” ... In the spring MBA’s first ba :- ‘.-11 team ; ince the P.Llo chtrrpwn.v Lf ' .inced confidently back -010 In- ter ’ ' In ' tic I .-ague competition . . . and with the five r. - i-bLo cui; rounding int- shape, .MBA rititli r again mauled -ill local challengers, took the cov ! Ken- dall Cram trojihy. The ineniljcrs of the Senior group are as follows: Bryan, Cantrell. Carney, Causey, Cherry, Coiner, Deck, Dixon. Estes, Ferguson. Fox, Henley, Hollins. Horn, Howell, McDaniel, C., McDaniel. F., McNeilly, R.. Stevens, Warren. THE HONOR SOCIETIES rhc M. H. A. chapters ol the Naiional Honor Society are composed ol l)oys wlio have compiled oiilsiaiuling records in llieir scholastic activities. riie junior Honor Society consists only ol stiulents who, (hiring the seventh and lirst term eighth grades, ha ’e maintained an average ol ' eighty-five per cent with no grade below eighty. The Senior Society includes only those boys having met these same recpiirements during their Ireshman, sophomore, and first half junior years, dlie ptirpose of this society is to recognize the fine effort and hard work of its members. The incinhcrs of the Junior group elected this year are as follows: Davis, j.. Derryberry, Lightfoot. Pfeitler. KEY CLUB The Key Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, was organized for the development ol the stu- dents and the improvement of the school. The goals of this organization are: 1. Fo develop feadership. 2. To provide experience in living and work- ing together. 3. 1 0 serve the school and the community. 4. To prepare for tiseful citizenship. This Club aids in the promoting of school spirit by sponsoring dances, sponsoring an intra- mural basketball tournament, bringing in out- side speakers, and making improvements around the campus. All sttidents, excepting Freshmen, are eligible to become members, provided they attain and maintain a scholastic average in ihe tij per third of their class, are of good character, and are active in extracurricular activities. The nicmhcrs are: McNcilly, R.. McNeilly, C.. Ray. Ilollniaii, Blackwood, H.. Fox, Jones, F., Hollins, Horn, McDaniel. C., Deck, Cherry. Anderson, |., Cate, Strayhorn, Ignat ., Stevens. McDaniel, F.. Wills, M., Cooper, Henley, Ferguson, Carpenter, Estes. Morkirig hard? Tlie ineiiibcrs of tlie Senior group arc as follows: Bryan, Cantrell, Carney, Causey, Cherry, Coiner, Deck, Dixon. Estes, Ferguson. Fox, Henley, Hollins. Horn, Howell, McDaniel, C., McDaniel, F., McNeilly, R., Stevens, W arren. THE HONOR SOCIETIES The iM. B. A. cliaplcrs ol the Naiional Honor Society are composed ol boys wlio have compiled out standing records in their scholastic activities. The junior Honor Society consists only ol students who, during the seventh and first term eighth grades, have maintained an average ol eighty-five per cent with no grade below eighty. rhe Senior Society includes only those boys having met these same requirements during their Ireshman, sophomore, and first hall junior years. The purpose ol this society is to recognize the fine effort and hard work of its members. Fhe inenibcrs of the Junior group elected this year are as follows: Davis, j., Derryberry, Lighifoot, Pfeilfer. KEY CLUB I ' hc Key Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, was organized lor the development ol the stti- dents and the improvement ol the school. The goals ol this organization are: ' ho develop leadership. To provide experience in living and work- ing together. 3. To serve the school and the community. 4. I’o prepare for useful citizenship. This Club aids in the promoting of school spirit by sponsoring dances, sponsoring an intra- mtiral basketball tournament, bringing in out- side speakers, and making improvements around the campus. All sttidents, excepting Freshmen, are eligible to become members, provided they attain and maintain a scholastic average in ihe tipper third of their class, are of good character, and are active in extractirrictilar activities. The incnihers are: McNcilly, R.. McNeilly, C., Ray, Hollniaii, Blackwood, H.. Fox, Jones, F.. Hollins, Horn, McDaniel. Cl.. Deck, Clherry, Anderson, J., date, Slrayhorn, Ignat , Stevens, McDaniel, F., W ' ills, M., Clooper, Henley, Ferguson, Carpenter, Estes. Working hard? ■ 5r - MONOGRAM CLUB riic Monogram CHiib is c:onij)oscd ol boys wlio have earned a letter in any ol ihe live varsity s|)orts. I ' he Clliib was organized in recognition ol the abilities and ellorts exhibited by these letter men. The nicnibcrs are: Stroud, Randolph, Adams, J., Black wood, R., Cate, Madden, Rolfe, Edwards, Horn, Fox, Hol- lins. Oman, McDaniel, C., Ciraham, Gates, Wills, M., Gibbs, McDaniel, F., Coble, Hawkins, McNeilly, R., Smart, Worrall, Brooks, C., Seat, Blackwood, H., Ray, Adams, D., Ackley, Leech, Smith, M., Ferguson. WHO ' S WHO Wittiest Fontaine McDaniel Most Likely to Succeed liiLL Bryan Friendliest Robert McNeillv Highest Hull Artist CllIARLEV Rolte Most Popular Billy Coble Most Athletic Charley Hawkins Biggest Gold brick Homer Gibbs Best Looking ARION Smith Biggest Social Lion Lewis oon Most Intelligent Dick Cantrell " j hs ottieyensiri y romar for Jim J en ley ' Tttio 77 « ehbie ton €’ i s fo rsor for ' y Ttsrion Smiths 7 iTz - Five Greats FOOTBALL AT Alter a glorious nrticth year ol football, Ma- roon followers foresaw a tremciulous letdown for this year’s g rid team, since most of the key players on the untied, tindefeated team had left via grad- uation. Stir|)assing all hopes of fans, coaches, and players, however, the ’ 19 Big Red rolled through its second consecutive undefeated sched- tile, and another A. A. Intcrscholastic League crown — plus the Mid-State title. Finishing in the top division in the state, the |K)werftil Ma- roon eleven amassed a total of points while yielding 101. Only one man in the line and one in the back- held remained in their positions from last sea- son’s champs — Morris Ferguson, huge 195-pound tackle, and Bobby Worrall, a lightning-fast half- back who was one of the greatest-sought college prospects to gradtiate from M. B. A. in a decade. C:harley Hawkins was switched from his end position, where he had previotisly rated all-state, to the all-important split-T qtiarterback spot; and jimmy Ray was shifted from fullback to halfback to make more use of his fast start and hard running. The Big Red Ill the opening game ihe Maroons en- Lertained a game but outclassed Hopkins- ville, Kentucky, eleven and conquered them 20-6. Fhe “Ho}3iown” curtain- raiser proved the potential strength ol an inexperienced team which, as it settled down to sleady play, became an ollensive powerhoti e. The first tally oi the sea- son came on a 65-yard run by Jim Ray with the game only . 5 seconds old. Hawkins crashed over on quarterback sneaks tor the other two Maroon I D’s, and Bill Edwards booted two ol his many extra points during the season. journeying to the field ol its neigh- borhood rival, the Red team smothered West High 9-0 the following week. Scoring almost at will, the Maroons tal- lied four times through the air lanes, and twice on the ground. Worrall began building iqj his total ol points, picking up eighteen. In their next outing, M. B. A. pushed the point aggregate lor a game still high- er, besting i I. S. ‘ll-U). Again it was the dynamic running ol Worrall and Ray and the slick passing ol Hawkins which netted six tallies. Pictured at Right, Tof) to Rottoni: M. trRGUSO.N R. PiLACKWOOD J. Lkecii F. HOR.N J. Adams [. Hollins M. Wills B. Stroud 1$. Maddkn- c. Hawkins Exicncliiig the imbetiieii skein to filieen straight games, Hawkins paced the Aftiroons to ;i 32-0 victory o er olt-bcatcn Dii Pont, ' i ' iie lanky T-nian inter- ccjMed two Dll Pont aerials, one for a 7()-yard touchdown run, tossed a I’D jrass to end hilly Coble, and completed four of ten passes for 83 yards. AVorrall and R iy toiuiiuied their y;ird -gaining runs, and had the crowd on its feet continu- ously ;is they threatened to break into the cletir. W ' ornill w ' ent over from the thirteen in the first cpiarier, and Riiy chalked up his nightly tally in the third period on :i 25-y;n ' d run. pm riors kept the Reel score low. l lowever. il was a Central liiinble that allowed M. R. A. to lie the score with only live minutes remaining in the game. The Maroon line play in this con- test was outstanding with Francis Morn, Charley RoH’e, and Billy C oble sparkling. B. Edwards C. McDanikl Fhe hard-hick perrormance of the season ap- peared on October 15, when the Central Migh Warriors ol Memjjhis, Tennessee, deadlocked the game at 12-12; Although the Maroons led C en- tral in every oHensive department, timely pass inteixejjtions and recovered I ' umljles by the War- C. CiATES C. liROOKS BASKETBALL f m HBBaialal Well, somebody gel it! Rowdy” (xisses Oman and Hawkins go np r i 1 1 “Buck lip, son; we’ve lost l askeiball games before. ’’ lliose were the words of Coach Howard Allen to little guard Inman Fox in the dressing room of the Lipscomb gym a few minutes after the final ball game of the year, which the Big Red had jtist dropped to Springfield 89-35. Yes, we’d lost ball games before, but that was THE game, for it was the semifinals of the re- gional tournament. Springfield, unseeded in their own district, came to life in the tourneys, and finally traveled on into the State — on their way eliminating an M. B. A. group which went farther into the tour- nament than any previotis team to represent the school on the Hill. Exhibiting great height tinder the boards in the form of Stirton Oman, Charley Haw- kins, and Billy Coble, and a lot of speed in fast breaks with Inman Fox and Carl Gates at the guard positions, the Maroons racked lip an impressive 23-5 regular season record — which was good enough for the Inter- scholastic League championship. ddie Maroons started out slowly, drop- ping the opener to Htime-Fogg I’ech 34-44; winning a breather from Hoke-Smith of Atlanta 47-23; being thoroughly outclassed by a high-flying Vandy Frosh t|tiintet 35-45. Fhen began an eleven-game win streak, which included two victories over Howard, a triumph over West, Mount Juliet (Bril- liant Tom Marshall, too), and Ryan. The Purple Panthers from Ryan were the boys to finally halt the Red, 49-41, on the Pan- ther court. Two games later, the A Vest club (on its home floor) also upset M. B. A. by a 46-33 count. In ilie final league game the Maroons clinched ihe Interscholasiic title by triin- niing Hinne-Fogg 57- ' 17 to avenge a pre- vious loss. rnree pre-tournament games resulted in two one-point victories over West and Mount jtdiet, and a trouncing by East 17- ' ' ! to add to the record. At last the tournament arrived, and with a lot ol experience under their belts the Big Red went into district first-seeded. They well proved their worth by subsequent! v deleating Duncan 39-29, getting through those jinxed semis past Ryan 43-36, and outlasting East in the finals 35-30. Central was the loser in the quarter- finals ol ihe regionals as they fell by the wayside 53-40. With high hopes AE B. A. met Springfield’s Yellow Jackets in those semis, and dropped out 35-39, as has been previously described. Although the team did not reach the State, the season can be classed a great suc- cess. Four of the regulars topped the 240 point mark in scoring, and the fifth totaled 149. Charley Hawkins won an All-City l)erth; and Billy Coble, who finished the season in a sensational burst, rated All- District and All-Regional. Lanky Stirton Oman steadily improved as the year pro- gressed, and with his deadly hook shots and ti|)s wound iq with 244 points. Inman Fox, high scorer with 266 tallies, and Carl Gates pro ' ided the Maroons with one of the top pair of guards in the city, working their fast break to perfection. To one of the best (THE best in Coach Allen’s opinion) quintets ever to wear the Red and White colors, we doff our hats and say, “Well done!’’ RECORD M. B. A. 31 Hu me- Fogg .44 M. B. A. 17 Hoke-Smith .23 M. B. A. 35 Vandy Frosh .45 M. B. A. . 51 Peabody .34 M. B. A 31 Ryan .27 M. B. A 18 Hillsl)oro .38 M. B. A. 35 Howard .30 M. B. A. 53 West .31 M. B. A 50 Hopkinsville .39 M. B. A 53 North 39 M. B. A. . .... -If) T. I. S 30 M. B. A. 38 Howard .36 M. B. A ... -13 .Mount Juliet 31 M. B. A 1-1 T. I. S. 17 M. B. A 11 Ryan .49 M. B. A 51 Coo|)ertown .33 M. B. A 53 North .39 M. B. A 33 West .46 M. B. A. 73 Peabodv .32 M. B. A 57 Hu me- Fogg .37 M. B. A 00 Hillsboro ( Villiamson County) 40 M. B. A 33 East .47 t. B. A. -1-1 Mount Juliet .43 M. B. A 1 West .40 rOURN [AMENT M. B. . . 39 Duncan .29 r. B. A. 13 Rvan 36 t. B. A. 35 East 30 t. B. A. 53 Central 40 M. B. A. . 35 Springfield 39 JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL M. B.A 20 Vest M. B. A G Ryan M. B. A 11 Cumberland M CROBE FOOTBALL Parmer B. C,. A. Overbrook Duncan Barton B. G. A. Parmer Stokes W’oodmont M. B. A 11 Cumberland M.B. A 29 Clarksville M. B. A 11 T. I. S M. B. A 19 Du Pont Won G - Lost 0 - Tied 0 JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL No record availal)le. MICROBE BASKETBALL Parmer I armer l armer Parmer Stokes Julia Green . W ' on () — Lost 0 — Tied 0 TENNIS rhc Maroon tennis teams have been ciiy champs lor the past five years, and ahhouoh the team is somewhat weakened this year, the boys and Coach Ride are looking forward to adding the sixlli straight cham- pionship to their record. Returning letter men lor the ’50 season are Inman Fox, State Junior Boys’ Cham- pion and City Boys’ Champion, and Fon- taine cDaniel. Coach Rule has a group of above-average prospects to round out the remaining places on the team. T hese boys include Floyd Flowell, Jay Johns, Sam- bo Harwell, and George Smartt. The schedule this year will be very dilfi- cnlt and will include matches with many mid-south schools. GOLF T he golf team in 1950 will be built around the four returning letter men from ' 49: Parmer Temple, Robert McNeil ly, Stanley Seat, and Lem Stevens. TTie boys will be out to bring up the below-par record of last year. Also expected to give a very good showing this year are Morris Ferguson and Alan Goar, who were out last spring and did not (juite make the grade. Coach Blackburn is planning a very at- tractive and difficult schedule for the boys and hopes to enter them in the Southern Interscholaslic Golf Tournament at C4ial- tanooga. The boys are all showing great enthusiasm about the plans, and we all hope they have a s])lendid record. I STUNT NIGHT A LOAD OF TRASH ' GOROIOUS GEORGE CHARLIE MAC THE NEW SHOWER I GOT TO HAVE SOME MILK ' THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS MRS. BLACKBURN THAT WILL COST YOU TIME COMO ESTA VD.t LOCKER ROOM AFTER EAST GAME— US WON ACA LACA CHING ■ AST NASHVILLt: GANG A UIGHTY MAN A5 FRANCIS HORN A UIGHTY MAN NO MORE , FOR IHAT HE THOUGHT .VAS H20,‘ WAS H2S04 " HARD LUCK KID " 2 PLUSS 2 IS UH? MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED? " BIG STIRT” NO PATE? FERGINEURGA ' HARD AT WORK? GAME TONIGHT Compliments of INGRAM PRODUCTS COMPANY ★ Compliments of EQUITABLE SECURITIES CORPORATION ★ LIFE AND CASUALTY INSURANCE CO., OF TENN. OVER TWO MILLION POLICIES IN FORCE J. C. BRADFORD Chairman, Board of Directors PAUL MOUNTCASTLE President AMBROSE PRINTING COMPANY SEPTEMBER I— Football practice begins. Madden goes out, finally makes scrub team. He’s in charge of the soap. 5— Tyrone McDaniel scans equipment, complains his shoulder pads are not broad enough. 7— Two hundred some odd— and we do mean some odd- characters stagger into study hall, begin new school year. Prejudice suspected in some quarters as Head- master Sager opens term. “Welcome back to M.B.A., boys. Metcalf. I want to see you after dismissal. You’re going to take a little trip.” 12— Powell works over time on geography, quizzes one faculty member, “Why don’t you hop the next boat to . frica?” I ‘1— Powell arrives with cot to serve time, proudly an- nounces, “I’m booked solid till Easter.” 15— First physics lab day arrives. Wills emerges from test tube. Screams Brent, “Catch him (juick; he’s chang- ing color.” Ifi— R. Blackwood slings touchdown pass in his debut against West, modestly offers services to Chicago Bears. 20— Students anxiously look for first issue of the Bell Ringer, Bell Ringer staff anxiously looks for the nearest exit. 23— Coach Blackburn confidently addresses Microbes. “Well, men, here we are unbeaten, untied, unscored upon— and getting ready for our first game.” 30— Bill Edwards comes to school, leaves after third period— fagged. OCTOBER G— Academy receives half-holiday for Sam Davis’ birth- day. Oman, Gates, Adams, and Hawkins visit Hills- boro, assume aliases when ejected from various classes. Burro officials shocked to find at end of day Homer Gibbs had been kicked out of 15 classes, study halls, and 3 gym periods. 10— Students wonder why the Bell Ringer doesn’t appear. Other school papers have come out. 11— Trimble and Myrt seen together constantly now. 15— Many students motor to Memphis for game with Memphis Gentral. Moates, B. Moore, Comer and sev- eral other sly lads visit notorious Silver Slipper nighi- club, later float back to find hotel room wrecked by Rolfe, Gates, and company. Discussion with gentle- manly house detective follows; W’ood is comforted, “Shut up, Curley. You didn’t lose nuttin’; what’re you gripin’ about?” IG— Several students motor back to Nashville. Hotel Pea- body closes for remodeling. Memphis politico Crump vows “never again.” 19— Parlay cards circulate in dark cubbyholes of Academy. Dixon becomes known as handy man; he fixes things— like football and basketball games. 21— Students receive first copy of the Bell Ringer, which was to this time a newspaper. TA—Bell Ringer staff rapidly switches to Hill Topics. 26— Physics class finishes lesson early, listen to teacher in informal discussion. Physics students amazed to learn many local businessmen are worth ”400 . . . . 500 million dollars.” 28— After fights with more than half the student body. Tiger Metcalf turns pro, is picked to spend more time on the canvas than Whistler’s Mother. J. D. STONE G. W. LOVELL Estdhlishecl 1902 ROCK CITY MACHINE CO. 301 Demonbreun Street Machinists — Found ers — W el ders Distributors for MYERS PUMPS AND WATER SYSTEMS Phone 6-1335 NOVEMBER Com l Hmenls of PHILLIPS BUTTORFF MFG. CO. On Third Avenue Continuously for 88 Years 1— Physics stiidcMits talk over icc machines, learn from teacher that some machines cost “1,000 . . . 5,000 . . . maybe 1,000,000 dollars.” Coach Blackburn looks blue today as his Microbes become first team in history to receive negative rating by local bookies. 11— Chuck and .Myrt seen together constantly now. 11— Students stare at blushing Kingree, begin to won- der as “Mule T rain” skyrockets to nation-wide popu- larity. 10— Professor Younger absent today. 17— Local police announce the arrest of a ranting rabble- rouser, claim he was making hideous threats against the Repulilican Party. 18— Profe.ssor Younger returns to school, threatens, “By jingo, I 11 show those young whippersnappers next election.” 21— Several football players find pay checks reduced, go sobbing to Hillsboro. 20— V ' anderbilt crushed by L.S.U. 28— Edwards not at school today. 29— Edwards shows up, mumbles continuously about “those blankety-blank, blood-thirsty alumni.” ■lO-Sophomore public speaking class portrays neurotic habits of academy teachers, swell failure list to enormous size. THE NATIONAL LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO. Nashville, Tennessee HARDING ROAD BARBER SHOP U. K. Next Complhnents of JENSEN JECK COMPANY 219 Sixth Avenue, North DECEMBER 2— Carney flexes vocal cords as IVMAK platter pusher. Observes Dixon. “As a disc jockey, Carney has done his hit for radio; he has done his hit for television; and that al)ont snins up Carney: a two-hit di.sc jockey.” 5— McNeilly and Gibbs institute a playful punchhoard for .- cadeniy gamblers. 7— Many Maroons plan careers as Admirals, take Naval Intelligence tests. 8— Many Maroons abandon careers as Admirals, find plans ruptured fore and aft. 12— Glee club stages first practice. In one corner Gates, Henley, C ' -antrell, and Wilk are .seen harmonizing; in the other corner are the singers. 1‘1— Dixon observes punchhoard success, decides students need other entertainment. Dixon organizes vast numbers racket for the school. I f— Dixon lo.ses shirt in the numbers racket as entire Senior class hits on the same day. Hi— fnblic speaking class presents Christmas drama— Broadway Productions. Inc. .Seeks Powell, Cragon, and Cherry. 25— Gibbs swims Centennial Lake before screaming throng of supporters. Com plimeuls of C. M. HUNT COMPANY " We Serve” -K 1014 Nashville Trust Bldg. 5-7712 5-7713 MOON DRUG COMPANY Pharmaceuticals and Sundries Belle Meade Theatre Building JANUARY M— Holidays over— All return to school. ()— Edwards returns. 9— Wills’ popularity booms as he culls Fox around, as- suming tight-lipped, .Man Ladd accent. Comments Carney, “Wills has become an institution— and that’s exactly where he should be.” 11— Fox hears from doctor he needs iron for basketball, promptly gobbles his erector .set. Fox’s stomach is very weak. 12— Fox playing with erector set again. 13— hurt and Myrt seen together constantly now. !()— Ciibbs endears himself to student body, begins yearly habit of .sam|ding each lunch on the lunch table. 17— With term tests nearing, Ryan muses over his 23 English average, proudly announces, “I’ve dunked early to avoid the rush.” 23— Students begin anxious cramming for exams, .some taking books home. Glenn is cool though, explains, “.After a chat with the Rig Man. I find that I’m still pa.ssing three study halls and lunch period.” SEE THE BEST OF GOOD MOTION PICTURES AT THE BELLE MEADE THEATRE IN SOLID COMFORT Compliments of NATIONAL STORES Compliments of SPRINGFIELD WOOLEN MILLS FEBRUARY 1— Dixon sets up blackjack game in the press room; looks for naive freshman to play. 2— Naive freshman takes Dixon to the cleaners, ends lilackjack game in the press room. ()— Physics teacher today describes German Jet jdane wbich “looks like a bird aiul outran our Indlets.” 8— Red Cross appeal goes out to the nation; l ogy Jones goes to the local lilood bank and gets a montirs sup- ply. II — lielle Meade Ciang warfare at Will’s home ends dis- astrously. In the morning hours Bryan and other defenders cool their heels in the B.M. Police Station. 1-1— Mideous smell nearly cau.ses holiday, Puryear daims to know origin, says, “I caught wind of it somehow.” 20— Newly initiated Freshmen arrive with clean shaven heads. Many note marked re.semblance between Litkenhous and cue-liall. 22— Evans, Rolfe go mad from idleness as draft cards become retpiisites at Twentieth Century Billiard Par lor. Exclaims kindly jjioprietor, Pete. “No keed under eighteen can j)laya da pool here.” 21— .Mac and Myrt seen together constantly now. 27— Trimble, Chuck, Burt, .Mac, all seen together con- stantly with Myrt. 28— .Myrt elected Senior Representative. 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Rolfe makes unusual two-digit grade. 28— Ray is touched by assembly talk, “Love thy neighbor.” Tries it on the blonde from next door. Ray appears with two hideous black eyes for spring football prac- tice. 28— Seniors struggle through last six-weeks English test, (ind that six-weeks denotes the time recpiired to take the test. 30— Horn shar|)ens spikes and romps around the baseball diamond as season arrives, d ' he move is made be- cau.se of Horn’s lifelong desire to get to first base at .something. THE SWEET SHOP TWENTY-FIRST AND CAPERS -k NICK MORRIS ’30 BILL MORRIS ’33 You Drive Past Us Often Why not stop in next time you are shopping and let us service your car? Seventh Avenue Motors 145 7th Ave.. N. 6-2621 DAVIS, BRADFORD CORSON Insurance and Bonding Agency Established 1867 American Trust Building See the Best Pictures at MELROSE THEATRE IN SOLID COMFORT Compliments of TEMCO, INC. Gns Heaters Gas Floor Furnaces Porcelain Enameled Signs Nashville, Tennessee APRIL 3— Carney begins school jazz band to include such artists as guitarist Nfadden, suit-case Brent, and lard-can virtuoso. Kid Dixon. .5— Carney scans J ' ariety, linds his nation-wide ranking approximately etpial to the national debt. ()— Carney abandons jazz band. 11 — Baseball team chalks up one consecutive win; public rejoicing declared. 20— Playful Seniors maul Juniors in thanks for picnic, d ' empleton elected most popular is dribbled up and down in the Harpeth River. Many Juniors stray home without the benefit of their pants. 21— Rolfe displays classy new Chevy to goggle-eyed stu- dents. A novel feature of the car is a built-in-baseball bat to beat olf the girls. 25— Hawkins goes out for baseball, claims he will be fastest boy in the league. Hawkins soon calms down as he linds the game is played in the daytime. 27— Horrible mixup occurs in the historic Steeplechase; Kingree wins by twenty lengths. Compliments of GLENN BAINBRIDGE Drink COCA-COLA BOTTLING WORKS Nashville, Tennessee TRAVIS SMITH Wholesale Producer of Appalachian Stares and Lumber 720 American National Bank Bldg. Nashville, Tenn. Compliments of VOGELY TODD MAY I -Only one more month; many students start digging for exams. Kdwards comes to scliool again. .H— Seniors take annual aptitude tests. Loser advised to study Hugh in the coming weeks. 9— . nxions friends hurriedly .scan Madden I. Q. as Dum- Dnm goes window shopping; calmly hnys three win- dows. 10— .Senior Superlatives announced. Tyrone McDaniel causes terrific scene as he notes McNeilly voted “Most I landsome.” 12— Hawkins arranges conference with headmaster, wants to know exactly what he is taking. l‘J— Stone gets tired of ridicule on his ’21 Ford, defends. “Why gee. fellows, I put in a new charcoal-hnrning engine last summer. 10— (’.ounty dog catcher steps iij) cha.se on stray curs. Ilainhriilge spends night in the local pooch pond. 21— Seniors face annual problem of parting gift to the .school, decide after r)-honr caucas to leave Vill.s for the (Ihemistry lah. 2()— Final a.ssignments turned in and teachers set out hy various methods to figure averages. Mr. Hackman ar- rives at final grades with time-honored ouija board. June •!— Impre.ssive graduation held in the gym; every- one pre.sent except .Seniors, who are still taking English. Ed. Note— . ny reference to persons living or tlead is purely intentional. GREEN HILLS MARKET Pine Foods and Drugs Food Drugs Phone 8-6641 Phone 8-6649 Automobiles T rucks -K Compliments of MARION G. SMITH 1405 Broadway 2400 West End THE WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA FIELD ENTERPRISES, INC., Educalional Division 605 Third National Bank Building H. A. WILK, Manager Telephone 6-0324 Compliments of FORD-MUSGROVE DRUG CO. LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE SENIOR CLASS 1950 MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE DIXON. DIXON. DIXON. AND DIXON Attorneys at Law THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1950 We, the Senior Class of 1950 of Montgomery Bell Academy, being of unsound mind and body, wholly irrational, irresponsible, mentally deficient, and other- wise unbalanced, do hereby acknowledge, avow, and make known this our last incoherent, inadequate, in- tolerable, misspelled will and testament. We hereby designate Blue LaRue, irrecognizable attorney at law, as the sole executor of this will. Wherefore: We, the Senior Class as a whole, bequeath our favorite psychiatrist to the Junior Class for use as they struggle through Senior English. John “Are You Ready” Adams leaves his long- suffering cheering squad to Togy Jones. Andy “The Brain” Anderson leaves his ability in English Literature to Joe “Yo-Yo King” Tennison. Phil “Yankee Doodle” Baum leaves his G. I. shirts to Dillard “Crazy-Legs” Adams. Billy “Downwind” Bradford leaves anything he has to anybody smart enough to find it. Jimmy “Smilin’ Jim” Brent leaves his toothpaste-ad face to Ross “Look I’m Laughing” Evans. Billy “Valentino” Bryan leaves the presidency of the Senior Class to anyone Mrs. Bitzer railroads in. Dick “I’m Better Than Hemingway” Cantrell leaves his journalistic skill to Jimmy “I’ll Meet You at the Tropics” Cherry. Kent “Frankie Carle Took Lessons from Me” Car- ney leaves the study hall’s bar room piano to Eddie “Chop-Sticks” Deck. Mack “I Never Lose” Dixon leaves his ability to pick winners to Jimmy “Hit Me, Dealer” Ray. Bill “Cheez, Youse Guys” Edwards leaves his bicycle riding to John “Anybody Want a Light” Howell. Bill “I Only Use ’Em for Weapons” Estes leaves his crutches to Starkey “I Got Four Legs” Duncan. Morris “Roll Them Eyes” Ferguson leaves his little black book to Bob “You Should ’a Been with Me Last Night” Rippey. Inman “I’m Turning Pro Next Year” Fox leaves his skill on the rubico to George “Just Call Me Pancho” Smartt. Carl “Let Me Shoot” Gates leaves the basketball team to Coach. Homer “Shirley May” Gibbs leaves his goldbricking ability to Charley “Cue-Ball” Rolfe. Bobby “Lightning” Hackman leaves his speed on English tests to Bobby “I Finished Next to Jim Cher- ry” Graham. Charley “Who Dunnit” Hawkins leaves his picture of June Allyson to anyone who will give it back. Jim “Hot-Rod” Henley leaves his Yellow Death Trap to Charley “I Left My Keys in the Car” Potter. Francis “I’m from Bellevue” Horn leaves his hogs to Uncle George “Shut Up, Dixon” Blackburn. George “Hot-Stuff” Knox leaves his only copy of Lady Chatterley ' s Lover to Dick “I Read ’Em All” Carpenter. Jack “I Come from the Garden of Eden” Leech leaves his ability to swim the Cumberland to John “I’m from Inglewood, Too” Hollins. Joseph “Mighty Young Joe” Loser leaves his red- hot temper to Fess “Mrs. Campbell and I Don’t Get Along” Younger. Bert “Fat Stuff” Madden leaves his bulging waist- line to Fess “Put the Acid on Your Tongue, Son” Hackman. Billy “Gorjus George” Coble leaves his athletic abil- ity to Bob “Four-Minute-Mile” Wilk. Wick “I Love Wick” Comer leaves his four-wheeled luxury liner to Bill “Two Cylinder” Stone. Fontaine “I Believe in Evolution” McDaniel leaves his cage to Country “I Hocked My Brains” Powell. Bob “Over-Stuffed” McNeilly leaves the captaincy of the Oilers to Charley “I Might Be Varsity” Mc- Daniel. Stirton “High-Pockets” Oman leaves his mild- mannered rebounding to John “Fake ’Em Off” Ackley. Chuck “You Don’t Look Right to Me” Pearson leaves his Gable-like ears to Alan “Con-Man” Cooper. Bill “I Can’t Make Up My Mind” Ryan leaves school. Marion “I Wasn’t Really Sick, I Was Playing Pool” Smith leaves his pull with the faculty to Gilbert “I Love Me So Much It Hurts Me” Templeton. Lem “There’s a Ford in Your Future” Stevens leaves the Key Club to any stupid idiot who will take it. Blair “I Got Muscles” Trimble leaves his dynamic tension exercises to Bill “Dumbo” Watts. Spencer “Match You a Dime” Warren leaves his TONI home permanent kit to Joe “Curly” Tennison. George “I’m in the Navy Now” Williams leaves his singing ability to Ben “Prayer Meeting Tonight” Adams. Matt “Let’s Kill Comer” Wills leaves absolutely nothing; he’s taking it all with him. Lewis “Everything Happens to Me” Wood leaves his daring social activities to Ben “I’m a Communist, Fess” Moore. Bobby “77-Yards” Worrall leaves his ability to Ben “Race-Horse” Kingree. The Senior Class
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