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T H E B 19 5 2 Stanley Seat Editor Harlen Cragon Business Manager PResenTCD B V THE SEBIOR CLASS o u o Main Building The 1952 BELL Front Gate OF monTGomERV bell RCROEmv NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE RDRIiniSTRRTIOn CLRSSES ORGRRIZRTIOnS FERTURES RTHLETICS i mwntee urre Brownlee O. Currey, for many years the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Montgomery Bell Academy, gave unstint- ingly of his time, energy, and money to his alma mater, the school from which his father and his son had graduated. Always interested in furthering education, Mr. Currey insisted that honor, integrity, scholarship, and athletics were the important elements in any school situation. One of his greatest desires was to see MBA the best school, scholastically and otherwise, in the state. It was through his efforts that the school paid off its indebtedness, that the campus v as beautified with roads, trees, and walks, and that the school reached its high level of scholar- ship. In the words of one of the papers " the breadth of his interests was remarkable. Whenever he could be of help, materially or otherwise, he was a willing volunteer, and as a result, he has left his mark upon Nashville ' s historical, educational, religious, in- dustrial, and civic life. In him was an outstanding devotion to the preparatory school which he attended. He was a symbol of progressive thought and ' action, broad and tolerant citizenship, and reasoned thinking. " The example of Mr. Currey will always be a shining example for the boys of the school to follow. He was, indeed, a true son of MBA. F 0 R E lU 0 R D The Senior Class, desiring to leave something as a token of their experiences on the Hill and to express their appreciation to the faculty, board of directors, and any other supporters of present their 1952 annual. Memorable days lie behind us, but we look forward to a great future. M.B.A. has taught us well; it has given us a proper background and we realize it. Life-long friends, a cherished possession of every man, have been made. So from time to time relive your 1951-52 year at M.B.A. by thumbing through this annual and we, the seniors, will try to make Montgomery Bell Academy proud of us. THE EDITOR With very much pleasure and sincerity the 1951-52 edition of The Bell is dedicated to Mr. John Travis Younger, an upstanding citizen, a true friend, and the most that can be said of any man, a Christian gentleman. He is respected and admired by all his associates. Mr. Younger teaches history and will always be re- membered for his assembly talks, humor, and sound advice. The Senior Class of 1952 is indeed honored to have such a fine person to whom to dedicate their annual. DEDICRTIOn F 0 R E lU 0 R D The Senior Class, desiring to leave something as a token of their experiences on the Hill and to express their appreciation to the faculty, board of directors, and any other supporters of present their 1952 annual. Memorable days lie behind us, but we look forward to a great future. M.B.A. has taught us well; it has given us a proper background and we realize it. Life-long friends, a cherished possession of every man, have been made. So from time to time relive your 1951-52 year at M.B.A. by thumbing through this annual and we, the seniors, will try to- make Montgomery Bell Academy proud of us. THE EDITOR With very much pleasure and sincerity the 1951-52 edition of The Bell is dedicated to Mr. John Travis Younger, an upstanding citizen, a true friend, and the most that can be said of any man, a Christian gentleman. He is respected and admired by all his associates. Mr. Younger teaches history and will always be re- membered for his assembly talks, humor, and sound advice. The Senior Class of 1952 is indeed honored to have such a fine person to whom to dedicate their annual. DEDICflTIOn Dr. Richard Lee Sager Headmaster There can be little doubt but that Dr. Sager is the ideal man for M.B.A.’s headmaster. A scholar, a leader, and a gentleman. He is wise, understanding, thoughtful, and a friend to all. Everyone admires and respects Dr. Sager and his abilities. He has done a lot for every boy at M.B.A. for they know that when Dr. Sager speaks it is the w ord of wisdom, truth, and honor. inTRODUcinc the mEniBERS ONAlD A.DUPlJNNTieR I BEN KINQREE.nt iOMERS P RANDOLPH % ' D.cJAY tJOHNS J VIO O RHODES, JR-. . joiners BdlSf THO r.cAte rpsu ett f. von .f. hoffM ' A.m; ai ' ec vAi - -easurei cTAS ' .E A rDERSO »: JR. ■ : ' ce J £‘sta ' en- AV.: HERMAN O BLACK JOOO,ar CAREV F. rttNElLCf DR. -R.!-. .SAgTEIS- 1952 P 4 t - ROBT. D. HERBERT, nr ROBT. a. BOQLE.irr f 1 M DAVID STRAYHORN.BT elAS. E. PELLETTtER.1 J(l. 0 i MATTHEVO a.MAOOIN cJNO. a NAPIER. DICKINSON BRANSFORO LOUIS B TODD V;! ' WM cJ ELLISTON G,LENN M. PLUMMER- RIDLEY MOILLS t cJNO. a. NIXON DON «J. MASSE ' t cJNO. U. DUNCAN ANDREW EVOINC, jR. ■m CLAUDE M. JARMAN, JR HARLEN U. CRAqoN MJ. JOE TEN ISON RICHARD E. BIBB ROBT - £ ■ MILLER ., Our Sterling Seniors DON H. iqNATC % P ft LOUIS P.BACHLOTTE vWM.BERT EYSTER. ALBERT VJ. NISLEY CHA-S. H. POTTER, JR. isa n tzre ou. AEN .3 AOAIHS e.(3 tn aAa ip OF THE 1952 SEHIOR CLASS Left to Right: Anderson, Cate, Hoffman enior President Vice-President Secretary -Treasurer Tommy Cate Jimmy Anderson Bill Hoffman ' ■ ■■ ■ " — r- ' -‘r rrr Ben Strickler Adams Last of the Adamses (We think), the singing parson, heart as big as his feet. Secretary-Treasurer of Freshman Class, ' 49; J. V. Football. ' 48. ' 49. ' 50; J. V. Basketball Manager, ' 49, ' 50; Football, ' 51. ' 52; Bell Staff, ' 50, ' 51, ' 52; Mono- gram Club. ' 51, ' 52; Fire Patrol, ' 50, ' 51, ' 52; Rifle Team, ' 49, ' 50; Student Coun- cil. ' 50, ' 51; Photographic Editor of Bell, ' 52. Jimmy Anderson The Blue Poodle, one woman man, athlete, mechanic, and leader, never refuses a friend in need. Microbe FootbaU, ' 47, ' 48; Microbe Basketball, ' 47. ' 48; J. V. Football. ' 49, ' 50; J. V. Basketball, ' 49. ' 50; Varsity Football, ' 51, ' 52; Varsity Basketball. “ cil Sec mm ' 51, ' 52; Honor Council Secretary, ' 51; Honor Council Vice-President, ' 52; Student Council President, ' 52; Senior Class Vice-President; Key Club Presi- dent. ' 52; Senior Honor Society; Span- ish II Medal; Monogram Club; Best Looking, ' 51, ' 52; “Boys ' County,” ' 50. N Louis Bachlotte Will always be remembered for curly hair and black A Model, an earnest chemistry student. Winner Time Current Events Contest, ' 52. V ' Richard Edward Bibb Politician grade A, free with his warm hand-shakes, always willing to help. Varsity Football, ' 51, ' 52; J. V. Football, ' 50; Monogram Club; Secretary-Treas- urer Sophomore Class, ' 50; Secretary- Treasurer Junior Class, ' 51; Treasurer Key Club, ' 52; Public Speaking Medal. ' 50; 1st Place Freshman-Sophomore Oratory, ' 50; 1st Place Declamation Mid- South Forensic Meet, ' 51; 1st Place Declamation T.I.L.L. District 3 Forensic Meet, ' 51; 1st Place Mid-South Decla- mation Contest, ' 51; National Honor Society; Representative at “Hands Across the Sea,” ' 51; Representative “Volunteer Boys ' State,” ' 51; Repre- sentative “Boys ' County,” ' 50. THE CLASS I, m £ Herman Oscar Blackwood III Demon at dancing, professional water skiing, backbone of every club. J. V. Football, ’50; Manager Baseball. ’49; Manager Varsity Football, ’49; Monogram Club; Manager Varsity Basketball. ’49; Key Club; Ancient History Medal. ’49; “Bell Ringer.’’ ’49; The Bell, ’50, ’51; Varsity Football, ’52. Robert Boyd Bogle ' Mort“ Transferred from Hillsboro, ’52; Honor Council, ’52. THE CLASS McGavock Dickinson Bransford “W ell, I finally made it! airplanes, autos and sophisticated women. Microbe Football, ’47; Monogram Club, ' 49; Rifle Team, ’50; J. V. Football, ’48; “Bell Ringer’’ Staff, ’47. Thomas Randolph Cate All-City athlete, easy with the books and the women, has that extra something. Honor Council; J. V. Football, ’49; Na- tional Honor Society; Key Club; Mono- gram Club; Varsity Football, ’50, ’51, ’52; J. V. Basketball, ’50, ’51; President of Class, ’50, ’51, ’52; Varsity Basketball, ’51; Varsity Baseball, ’51, ’52; Jr. Eng- lish Medal; American History Medal; President of Honor Council, ’52; Vice- President Student Council, ’51, ’52; Sec- retary of Key Club. ’52; Football Captain, ’52; Most Popular; Most Likely to Succeed; Joe Davis Award. Harlen White Cragon Living sincerity, true friendship in every association, the brown-mobile. English Medal. ' 49; Glee Club, ' 50; Fire Patrol, ' 50, ' 51; Senior Honor Society; “Bell Ringer” Staff, ' 50, ' 51, ' 52 (Circula- tion Editor, ’52); Bell Staff, ' 51, ' 52; Business Manager, ' 52. John Lapsley Duncan Reformed casanova, tales of Illinois, straight A’s without studying. English Medal, ' 47; Math Medal, ' 47; Geography Medal, ' 47; Honor Council, ' 48; Math Medal, ' 48; English Medal. ' 48; Oratory Medal, ' 48; Junior Honor So- ciety; Microbe Football. ' 47, ' 48; Microbe Basketball, ' 47, ' 48; Freshman Class President; Key Club; J. V. Football, ' 49; J. V. Basketball, ' 49. Donald Allard DuPlantier “D on, the mailman comes late Du- Plantier,” behind every riot. We ll all miss the Frenchman. “Bell Ringer,” ' 50, ' 51; J. V. Football. ' 50; Varsity Football, ' 51, ' 52; Monogram Club. ' 51, ' 52; Glee Club. ' 50; Varsity Baseball, ' 52; Biggest Gold Brick, ' 52. William Jackson Elliston, Jr. Me and Sam” driving terror and Rock Island enthusiast. Bell Staff. ' 52. Don Hasty Ignatz Goose, the German rebel, small but mighty, a friend who wears well. Key Club; Intramural Tennis Champ, •51. Claude Miller Jarman, Jr. Holly wood s gift to Bird-legs, 7 nights a week, one of our best. Microbe Football. ' 48; J. V. Football. ’49; J. V. Basketball. ’50; Varsity Base- ball, ’50, ’51, ’52; Varsity Basketball, ’51; Varsity Football, ’51, ’52; Mono- gram Club; Most Athletic, ’52. Daniel Jay Johns, Jr. The old tennis pro, hard-luck kid with the slipping vertebrae, a capable boy. Honor Society; Glee Club, ’49, ’50; J. V. Basketball, ’49, ’50; Varsity Basketball, ’51; Tennis Team, ’49, ’50, ’51, ' 52; N. I. L. Singles Champion. ’51; Paper Staff, ’51, ’52; Monogram Club, ’50, ’51, ’52. Ben Kingree III Sure bet for the Derby, never without the Levies, can be heard all over the campus, a smile for everybody. J. V. Football, ’49. ’50; Varsity Football. ’51, ’52; Honor Society; Monogram Club. ’51, ’52; Modern History Medal; " Bell Ringer’’ Staff, ’51; Annual Staff, ’52. CLASS THE Matthew Gardner Buckner Maddin Bug farmer, parties at Joumey s End, always around with a helping hand. Rifle Team. ' 49; Paper Staff. ’51, ' 52; Transferred from Hillsboro, ’48. Don Jackson Massey Social lion, grid star, fancy clothes, bird-size, pull with faculty, and Karin. J. V. Football. ’49. ’50; J. V. Basketball. ’50, ’51: Monogram Club, ’51, ’52; “Bell Ringer’’ Staff. ’50. ’51, ’52; Business Manager “Bell Ringer.’’ ’52; Biggest Social Lion, ’52; Best Dressed., ’52; Bell Staff. ’52; Varsity Football, ’51, ’52; Varsity Basketball. ’51. Carey Folk McNeilly Scotty-boy, singer (the Met someday), author of How to Win Friends and Influence Teachers. Honor Council, ’50. ’52; Public Speak- ing Medal, ’50; History Medal. ’50; Honor Society; Key Club; J. V. Foot- ball, ’49, ’50; Varsity Football. ’52; Var-sity Basketball, ’51, ’52; Tennis Team, ’50, ’51, ’52; Fire Patrol. ’52; Secretary Honor Council, ’52; Mono- gram Club; Representative at “Hands Across the Sea,’’ ’50; Malone Award. ’51. Robert Bond Miller Pioneer Industrialist, famous for de- veloping Millwoods natural resource, polygamist, little blood and guts, heart of gold. Monogram Club, ’51, ’52; Varsity Foot- ball, ’51; Honor Council. ’52; “Bell Ringer’’ Staff, ’52 Sports Editor; Bell Staff, ’52; Glee Club. ’50. ) THE !l J ' ? ' ' CLASS ‘ii iini CLASS uuxiiN INIAUIN Tales of Murfreesboro, tennis captain, cheerleader deluxe and a pal in a pinch. Tennis Team, ’50, ’52; Captain, ’52 Runner-up Nashville City Doubles, ’51- Basketball, ’52; Cheerleader, ’52. James Emile Pellettieri Where’s my razor? the ape who walks like a man, always in some devilment, you couldn’t have a better friend. Microbe Football, ’47, ’48; Microbe Basketball, ’47, ’48; Microbe Baseball. ’47, ’48; Secretary-Treasurer 8th Grade; 7th Grade Math Medal; 8th Grade Latin Medal; 8th Grade History Medal; Howard Allen Award; J. V. Football, ’49; J. V. Basketball, ’49. ’50; Varsity Baseball, ’50, ’51, ’52; Junior Honor So- ciety; Monogram Club, ’51. ’52; Varsity Football, ’51, ’52; Varsity Basketball, ’51, ' 52; Rifle Team, ’50; Honor Society; Volunteer Boys’ State, ’51. Glenn Myhr Plummer Wart, the Bellevue-brew, a witty re- mark for every occasion, everybody ' s buddy. J. V. Football. ’49. ’50. ’51; Glee Club. ’49, ’50; Paper Staff. ' 51. ’52; Varsity Baseball, ’52. Charles Howell Potter, Jr. Future bank president, “Bell-Ringer” dictator, energetic everything. Paper Staff, ’49, ’50, ’51, ’52; Annual Staff, ’49. ’50. ’51, ’52; " Bell Ringer’’ Editor, ’52; Glee Club, ’49. ’50; ’Time Current Affairs Prize. ’50. ’51. Somers Fitz Randolph Friend of all the boys, part-time gviator. Captain of the splinters, who doesn’t enjoy teasing Somers? J. V. Football, ’49. ’50; J. V. Basketball. ’49, ’50; Varsity Football, ’51, ’52; Varsity Basketball, ’51, ’52; Baseball, ’49, ' 50, ’51, ’52; Monogram Club, ’49, ’50, ’51, ’52. Willoughby Overton Rhodes, Jr. Traditional Holiday on Monday, Cig- areets and whusky and wild, wild cars, Wallstreet wizard. " Bell Ringer” Staff, ’47. ’48, ’49, ’50. ’51. ’52; Feature Editor, ’52; Bell Staff, ’51, ’52. I THE CLASS I William Ridley Wills II The sleepy-eyed Cat, he s not really pinned, will do anything twice. Southern gentleman. Varsity Football, ’51, ’52; Monogram Club, ’51, ’52; Most Daring, ’52. it A uniop President Palmer Temple Vice-President Peter Moon Secretary-Treasurer George Kirkpatrick Left to right: Moon, Temple, Kirkpatrick Harry Baldridge Wayne Blackwelder John Bouchard Charles Brooks Bill Brown Tommy Buford Duncan Callicott Bobby Chaffin Bill Courtenay Watt Crockett Jimmy Dale Vernon Davis Gordon Dickerson Burns Duke Starkey Duncan Bob Frankjlin Allan Goar Bill Gray Haynie Jacobs Bo Jones Dudley Kennedy George Kirkpatrick Merritt Lane Eddy Litkenhous Peter Moon Kal Moore Louis Patton Jimmy Rackard Arthur Reuther Martin Roberts Dick Anderson Jimmy Armistead Frank Bainbridge Bill Bainbridge Buzz Boyd Seawell Brandau Bob Calton Bert Chalfant Bill Coles S ' i: ET ' r » . ' :.i-. -a ' Johnny Craig Hampton Davis John Hardcastle David Herbert Bob Lightfoot Bobby Lineberegr Barry Paget Billy Pheiffer Carlin Rolfe Ridley Ruth Bob Scales Dick Scales John Sloa n John Thomerson Robert Townes Edwin Voss John Whaley Steeve Wood Fred Young Left to right: Moody, Brothers, Teas man President Mack Brothers Vice-President Bobby Moody Secretary -Treasurer John Teas CLRSS OFFICERS Jack Allen John Barksdale Jim Bass Charles Beatty Edwin Blank Bill Bradford David Broadbear Glenn Brooks Mack Brothers Jack Butler Don Chickey Warren Coleman Andy Coles Hayes Cooney Richard Cummings Warren Davis John Dobson Fletcher Eyster Bill Fennell Jimmy Gardner Sammy Glover Donald Goodman Jack Herbert Eddie Holt Sam Hunt Don Jackson Biff Johnson John Keister Vincent Maddox Butch McDaniel Harlan Miller Norman Minick Billy Mitchell Bobby Moody John Nolan Fred Pilkerton Sam Porter Donald Ross Stan Sloan Eugene Steakley Al Strayhorn John Teas Pete Thompson John Thweatt Charles Trimble Lillard Walker Whitney Waugh Morris Werthan Steve Wherry Burt Williams THE miCROBES Tommy Brown John Burch Frank Burkholder Emmett Dozier Paul Harmon Ed Herbert Carl Hoffer Tom Husband Charles Kinnard Harry Lawson John Leu Bill Lightfoot Dickie Marttn Thurman McLean Rudy Ourednik Ralph Owen Ernest Pheiffer John Provine Mack Rolfe Jimmy Rule Dick Sager George Sloan Gray Smith Dickie Sullivan Porter Woolwine Ojij anijcdwtidu This marks the eighth year of publication for The Bell. The staff members hope that this, our 1951-52 edition, will be a book of cherished mem- ories for years to come. Under the fine direction of Stanley Seat, editor- in-chief, and Harlen Cragon, business manager, the staff has endeavored to edit the most original and enjoyable annual yet published on “The Hill.’ The Staff They have pictured here on these pages campus life as we have lived it and enjoyed it. Our humble thanks to R. L. Sager, faculty ad- visor and to Herman Griffin of McQuiddy Printing Company for their aid in planning and publishing this annual. Everyone on the staff has done his best for you. It’s your book now — enjoy it. Harlen Cragon The Staff Editor Assistant Editor Business Manager Assistant . • Feature Editor Stanley Seat Jack Duncan Harlen Cragon Bill Rhodes Carey McNeilly Assistant Sports Editor Assistant Photographic Editor Assistant Ben Kingree Bill Hoffman Bobby Miller Ben Adams . Herman Blackwood Although getting off to a bad start this year, The Bell Ringer under the able direction of Char- lie Potter has again carried the “important” news of the school. With such features as “Bottom o’ the Afternoon”, “The Roving Reporter”, “Class News”, and “Muckle a Maroon Chuckle” we have been well informed on the loves and lives of each boy in school. Every school activity has been closely covered. This year, after things got started, Charlie re- ceived excellent co-operation from his news staff. Unlike past years, this year the writing burden has not been placed on one boy. Bobby Miller de- serves highest praise for his work in that line. Of course Mr. Rule as usual has done a wonder- ful job of overseeing the work. Without his help the paper would have been able to satisfy neither its advertisers nor its readers. Co-Business Managers p: V’ Charles Potter me BELL RinCER I ; Matt Maddin Don Massey Staff Charles Potter Assistant Editor Jack Williams NEWS Editor Andrew Ewing Assistant Editor Larry Wilson FEATURES Editor. Bill Rhodes Assistant Editor Watt Crockett SPORTS Editor Bobby Miller Assistant Editor John Thorpe BUSINESS Managers Massey, Matt Maddin Assistant Manager Duncan Callicott OIRCULATION Editor Harlen Cragon Assistant Editor Hayes Cooney PHOTOGRAPHY Editor Albert Nisley Tennessee’s Oldest Prep School VOL. VIII, NO. 4 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE FEBRUARY, 1952 The Father’s Cluh Recently there has been talk of establishing a father’s club A OutStaHdiH UumHu F. B. 1. Agent Addresses MBA Recently M.B.A, was very honored to have Mr. E. T. Steele, -.viuws in the crroKen out about two weeks ago. sfeventy-two panes of glass smashed. It is still a question of who broke them out and why. There were only five rocks found in the school and the boys who did it must have used some kind of stick to break them out Our windows were not the only victims of this raid, for a telephone truck was broken into the same night and also some cars packed in front of a near-by apartment house. A tire and some valuable equipment was stolen from the truck and the cars were damaged after being broken into. Since M.B.A. was damaged. Ransom School, Logan’s Super Market, a Dairy Dip, and some houses have been visited by the vandals. There is a one-thousand dollar reward put up by Logan’s Super Markets for the capture of the boys who did all this. It is believed that the boys who did these deeds are a group of delinquents from some other part of town who are having a queer sort of f in at the expense of the various establishments. assembly. It ave had this perated. Mr. apture of a e functions Uowed the »d that he a personal being an ry enter- he F.B.I. For this M.B.A. will League. ’The orations, ext and debating. Campbell for Adams, Albert Matt Maddin, Topic of the d Americans Sh ould ._ iption For Essential Service in Time of War. Tne first part of the contest is at Clarksville and if we win there, we go to Knoxville for the Statewide Contest. If any boys would like to enter any of these events please see Mr. Campbell immediately. Also early this Spring, the Sophomore Speech classes will give interesting panels that they are working on now. We of the student body would like to thank John Whaley, Jimmy Armistead, and Bob Lightfoot for the very stirring talks that you gave us before exams. way all tl better — was „ xui organization in At- lanta. He was selected as the finest backfield man in the conference. On top of all this is the fact that he has been selected as the first choice to be a pro- fessional by the Los Angeles Rams. Since they had first choice, it may be said to mean that he was considered the best pro prospect in the country. Bill is not only an outstanding athlete but also a man of highest character, a credit to his family, school, and community. He has maintained an excellent scho- liistic record and has taken a very active part in his church affairs. In his modest way Bill (Continued on Page 4) at MBA. Mr. Zack Coles and other fathers of the boys have been trying to stimulate interest in this undertaking. The reason for this project is that the Board of Trustees feels that there is a definite need for an organization of the fatherc about closer relatior. - Bill Wade is our “Outstanding Alumnus’’ of the year and we would like to pay tribute him. While at federal agent from the government proved to be HonoR council One of the key words here at M.B.A. is honor. In order to make the school a place where one’s honor means something, an honor code has been put into effect which was copied from that of the University- of Virginia. To make this honor code effective we have organized a group of boys whose character, honesty, and integrity are very high. This council functions more in its guidance and correctiveness rather than its punishment. The Honor Council is composed of representatives from each class. STUDEHT council In order to instill a sense of democracy in our school life the Student Council was organized. This group consists of representatives from all classes to represent the student interest in the government of the school. The boys of the Student Council are elected according to their leadership and scholastic rating by the members of their class. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Nashville, the Key Club represents the most active organization at the Academy. The members are elected upon the basis of their scholastic standing and their qualities of leadership. The Key Club undertakes many projects which lead to the betterment of our school. It also provides for entertainment in the form of the annual stunt night and the popular “Bell Hop.” With the guidance of Dr. Sager the Key Club has become an important part of our school life by developing character and making better citizens. senioR HonoR societv The Senior Honor Society consists of students who maintain a scholastic standard of 85 or above for the first two and one-half years at M.B.A. The Senior Honor Society is an honorary club and has no functions in school other than that of presenting a privilege of membership to the boys who work hard enough to earn it. juniOR HonoR socierv A grade-school predecessor to the Senior Honor Society. The Junior Honor Society consists of the grade-school boys who have kept their grades above 85 for three semesters. The boys who wear the emblem of the flam- ing torch symbolizing the Honor Society represents students who have worked truly hard to earn their membership in this exclusive national organization. monoGRfltn club The most dominant of all the clubs around “The Hill’’ is by far the Monogram Club which consists of boys who have won their letters in var- sity athletics. The chief duty of the organization is to render its servic e in various school affairs. Their emblem of membership is the familiar mono- gram worn on their sweaters and jackets. These are the boys who repre- sent M.B.A. on the field of athletics and we are truly proud of them. on t It Most Likely to Succeed TOMMY CATE Best Looking JIMMY ANDERSON Most Daring RIDLEY WILLS Friendliest RICHARD BIBB o n Biggest Social Lion DON MASSEY Biggest Gold Brick DON DuPLANTIER Loudest BEN KINGREE Most Energetic CHARLIE POHER MISS BETH BLACKARD . ’ fie Ringer” Sponsor for -■ ' I ' _111 ..T " Charles Potter, Editor " ' ' ' y. MISS DEBBIE LUTON | MISS KARIN DALE •T ie Bell Ringer " Sponsor lot Don Massey. Co-Sesiness Meneger r-a ■nUf T R dford " " cZeZTz±: 1 fjai .y‘W » »v«wii •rra ' miMttlWar- - ' • ■ - .’. ' . • ' . ■- .. MISS CAROLYN HUNTER Basketball Sponsor rJOAN LOSER Baseball Sponsor Our new coach, Mr. Wayne Renegar, is a native of Shelbyville, Tennessee. Coach played center for four years on one of the great high school teams of his home town and then attended Cumberland College where he played half-back for two years. After spending several years in the navy in communications where he saw action in the Pacific area. He entered the University of Mississippi and finished his last two years of undergraduate work and a year of grad- uate study, earning his B.S., and his M.A. He coached four years in Mississippi before coming to M.B.A. and had very successful teams there. Coach is married and has three fine chil- dren. He and his family live on Stoneyway Trail. The class of ’52 wishes him much success in his work at M.B.A. and assures him that they will always be pulling for the “Big Red” whenever it runs onto the field. Coach Renegar Coach and Captain Cate Larry Wilson End Ridley Wills Tackle Starkey Duncan End Bill Brown End On Frank Andrews Field before four thousand fans on the night of Friday, Sep- tember 14th, the M.B.A. Maroons under the new coach, Wayne Renegar, played their first game of the season against a highly rated East ball club. When the final whistle blew, the score was dead-locked at 0-0. This marked the first time M.B.A. had been held scoreless in over three years, but other than that the fact was the spectators had seen a game of vicious tackling and solid blocking rather than the long runs customary to Big Red teams of the past. The game was nip and tuck all the way with both teams having scoring chances only to be stopped within the two-yard line. Captain Tom Cate and Jimmy Anderson were all over the field knocking the vaunted East attack backward. The tackling by Cate was the hardest ever seen by any M.B.A. player and on several occasions Cate would pick the opposing back up on his shoulder and hurl him back. A fighting M.B.A. team led by Captain Tommy Cate came from an underdog position to rip West 13-7. The four thousand spec- tators at Andrews Field again saw a nip and tuck battle. At the beginning of the game, LlBIl Ben Kingree Tackle Don DuPlantier Tackle Fraink Bainbridge Tackle Jack Bouchard Tackle West had the ball on the Big Red’s ten yard line, but was not able to push the pigskin over for the score. Finally, near the end of the second quarter, Mitchell pushed it over for the six points, and at the start of the second half West had completely dominated play. But at the start of the second half M.B.A. came out an entirely new team and in the middle of the third quarter Don Massey caught a punt and ran 73 yards before Berlin of West pulled him down from behind. On the next play Somers Randolph rounded end for the first touchdown. The deciding break of the game came when Bill Hoffman fell on a West fumble on their own two yard line. Taking advantage of this opportunity, M.B.A. scored on the series of plays with Massey making the touchdown. Brooks added the extra point and West’s upset was complete. This was a great victory for the Big Red because M.B.A. had never been beaten by West and in this game the Maroons were a decided underdog. West was out for M.B.A. blood but only tasted their first defeat of the year. After a courageous comeback Claude Jar- man stars in “Friday Night’s Hero.” On a pleasant Friday night in Gallatin staged a remarkable comeback to overtake Gallatin from a 14-0 deficit to a 20-14 win. Early in the first quarter Gallatin pushed over M.B.A.’s goal after a Maroon fumble on their own twenty yard line. In the second quarter, after a fifty yard pass to the five yard line, Gallatin scored again. The score at the end of the half stood 14-0 in favor of Gallatin. After a brief but efficient pep talk by Coach R enegar, M.B.A. scored after a sustained drive the first time they got their hands on the ball. The ball changed hands a few times and Jarman scored on a long end sweep from 35 yards out. Ben Adams Charlie Brooks Guard Guard It looked as if the game would end in a 14-14 deadlock until the Big Red drove an- other touchdown over in the fourth quarter. M.B.A.’s defensive standouts were Cate and DuPlantier. Before three thousand fans at Hodges Field in Memphis, the Big Red suffered their first defeat at the hands of the Memphis Central Warriors. For two quarters the Big Red played the powerful Warriors a good game, trailing only 14-6 at the half. The only score came when Randolph took Jarman’s lateral on the five yard line and carried it over. The most outstanding Maroon on the field was offensive fullback Bobby Chaffin. He ran hard and was the only Maroon who could gain against Memphis. Memphis fielded a team that just had too much man-power for Carlin Rolfe Barry Paget Guard Guard the tired Maroons. M.B.A. put up a valliant fight but didn’t have the guns to combat the boys from the Bluff City. The final score was 34-6. Journeying back to Nashville the next week, before three thousand fans at the West High School, the Maroons crushed Ryan 20- 13. From the beginning one could tell that the contest would be hard fought. Ryan came out with a new spread formation that gained considerably against M.B.A. The Big Red scored first with Chaffin bucking over but Ryan bounced back to tie the score at 7-7. Later Ryan fumbled in the end zone and Charlie Brooks fell on the ball to put M.B.A. ahead 14-7. With M.B.A. leading, Anderson intercepted a Ryan pass and while being Peter Moon Jimmy Anderson Guard Center tackled lateralled to Don Massey making the score 20-7. Ryan pushed over another score and the game ended 20-13. Springfield, playing before a large home town crowd broke their two game losing streak and handed M.B.A. their second de- feat of the season. Before M.B.A. knew what hit them they were trailing 14-0. During the second and third quarters the game was played on even terms, but in the fourth quar- ter Springfield slipped over two more touch- downs to make the score 28-0. M.B.A. ’s out- standing player along with Tommy Cate was Bill Hoffman who played an outstanding game at his end position. M.B.A. gained much yardage on the ground but just didn’t have enough punch to score. Herm an Blackwood David Sanders Guard Guard The game played in one inch of snow and freezing weather at Frank Andrews Field saw Hillsboro’s Mcllhenney score all the Burro touchdowns except one, that being when Wake- field intercepted a Maroon pass and went over for the score. M.B.A.’s line at times looked great and at other times fell completely apart. The Maroon offense was totally ineffective in that 3 start- ing backs were out with injuries. Hillsboro proved to be a one man team as Mcllhenney was the only Burro back to gain from the line of scrimmage. Hillsboro had a tough battle on their hands all the way but it was a case of M.B..A. not having enough of the regulars in shape to stop them. The only Maroon score came when Bob Chaffin in the last few minutes ran the ball over. The play was set up when on the kick-off Jarman had run the ball 72 yards deep into the Burro ter- ritory. Tom Cate played his usual fine game. It was the same story as a tired and worn M.B.A. eleven traveled to Clarksville. M.B.A.’s offense was stimied and when no scores were produced the defense seemed to lose heart, and let the Clarksville backs run through them. Jim Anderson and Tom Cate played their best for M.B.A. in the losing cause. M.B.A. completed its season with a loss to Litton on the home field. In desperation Coach Renegar took two linemen, Tom Cate and Char- lie Brooks and put them as halfbacks trying to make the running game come to life. Even though M.B.A. didn’t score, the two ex-linemen gained considerable yardage and played well. Volkert and company ran their reverses to perfection and their down field blocking was tremendous. Even though beaten, M.B.A. did not give up and the student body rose to the occasion as they cheered even when the final whistle blew as if M.B.A. had scored the win- ning touchdown. Ridley Wills, who had broken his ankle earlier this season, played his best game for the M.B.A. team along with Ben Adams. Carey McNeilly Center Claude J arman Back Roger Blackwood Back Somers Randolph Back Don Massey Back Wayne Blackwelder Back Tommy Buford Back Bobby Lineberger Back Estill Wilson Back Harold Baird Back Bobby Chaffin Back Scored East West T.I.S Gallatin Memphis Central Ryan Springfield Hillsboro Clarksville Litton George Kirkpatrick Back I ecoi d M.B.A 0 M.B.A 0 M.B.A 21 M.B.A 6 West East Ryan Clarksville 13 Junior Varsity Squad Microbe Squad M.B.A 14 M.B.A 7 M.B.A 7 M.B.A 15 Clarksville 33 Clarksville 36 Julia Green .... 13 Parmer 6 Left to Right, Back Row: Dale, Buford, Thorpe. Front Row: Anderson, Hoffman, Randolph, McNeilly. When basketball practice started it looked like the Maroon team would be sadly lacking in experience. With Ridley (Cat) Wills at 6 ' 4 " , and Jimmy Anderson at 6 ' 3 " , the Big Red had plenty of height. The season opened at Ryan and the boys took it on the chin 60-24. After we lost to Hume-Fogg, most people thought we were headed for a long, hard season. Next we journeyed to B.G.A. where, led by Jim Martin, we slipped past them 34-32 in overtime. The following game was in our gym where we battled Ryan to a 13-13 tie at the end of the first quarter. Our luck ran out in the second half and the Panthers romped 68-36. The Maroons went down further at West the next week and lost 56-29. It was then that the rejuvenation came about. Jimmy Dale, John Thorpe, and Louis Patton were moved up to the Varsity squad and stepped into starting roles. Allan Goar was moved up later. The next game was at T.I.S. where we won again 49-46. North, the following week, buried the Maroons 59-40. Dale and Thorpe shone for the Big Red. Back on our home court we met B.G.A. and edged them, this time by just one point, 44-43. The Maroons were led by Thorpe and Hoffman who each tossed in ten points. Howard came to our gym and found unexpected resistance. Battling till the end, the Maroons lost 52-46. Next we played T.I.S. and won 44-40. We beat Duncan 42-35 and the Maroons were on their way to the best season in two years. After Duncan we played Hume-Fogg and RIDLEY WILLS Gianf MBA Gager led right down to the wire. A rally by Hume-Fogg was climaxed by Hasting’s field goal in the last fifteen seconds and the Big Red went down 41-39. Next North beat us 47-38, although we played good basketball. The West Blue Jays invaded our gym next and out-scrapped and our-scored our team 48-30. We traveled up to Goodlettsville the next week. The highly-touted Trojans beat us 54-37. That Friday we played Lipscomb in their gym and lost 54-43. We improved over the last game and hoped for more of the same. We dropped another to Howard the next Tuesday 54-31. Lipscomb beat us 52-47 in our gym to end the season. For our first tournament game we drew Duncan, whom we had beaten seven points. With a magnificent rooting section behind us, we entered the contest. All through the game we led the Longhorns, once as much as eight points. In the last quarter Duncan pulled up gradually until they won out 47-44. Thorpe was M.B.A.’s big gun with 11, McNeilly and Martin had 9. The prospects for next year look very good, with Dale, Martin, Thorpe, Goar, and Buford back, plus Palmer Temple who was lost in the first Howard game due to a knee injury. The team will be more balanced, much more ex- perienced, but will lack the height of this year’s crew. Here’s good luck to Coach and his Cagers for ’52-’53. URRSITV BASKETBALL RECORB M.B.A 24 Ryan 60 M.B.A. 39 Hume-Fogg . . . . . .41 M3.A 27 Hume-Fogg 45 M.B.A. . . 38 North . . .47 M.B.A 34 B.G.A 32 M.B.A 30 West . .48 M.B.A 36 Ryan 68 M.B.A. . 37 Goodlettsville . . . .54 M.B.A 29 West 56 M.B.A.. . 43 Lipscomb . .54 M.B.A 49 T.I.S 46 M.B.A. . . 31 Howard .54 M.B.A 40 North 59 M.B.A. . . . 47 Lipscomb ... 52 M.B.A 44 B.G.A 43 M.B.A 46 Howard 52 Tournament M.B.A 44 T.I.S 40 M.B.A. 44 Duncan . .47 M.B.A 42 Duncan 35 RECORD: Won, 5; Lost, 14 Last year’s team finished the spring and fall tennis season with a 20-2 record, and also captured their 7th straight N.I.L. league title. Individually, Jay Johns won the N.I.L. title and also beat the Mid-South title holder in regular season competition. The Maroons are favorea to return their league title again even though losing John Floyd Howell by graduation. Jay Johns with a back injury, and Bill Ward who changed schools. Added to the squad is John Nixon elected captain who returned to school after a year in Murfreesboro and the returning lettermen who include Carey McNeiily, co-captain, John Thorpe, Ed Litkenhous, Martin Rob- erts, Starkey Duncan, Dick Anderson, and Jack Williams. The spring season will be highlighted with the annual trip to play other schools throughout the South. Left to Kififht;. Duncan, Thorpe, Nixon, McNeiily, Litkenhous, Anderson, Williams, Roberts, Cooney. I I SPORT MAGAZINE ‘ Hand me the sneezinf; powder! T” The golf team will be labeled the team to beat in the N.LL., winning the title last spring and not having been beaten in 2 years. Led by Stanley Seat who won the individ- ual N.LL. title, the Big Red golfers racked up a 9-0-1 record. This year the team will have back all the players which include Capt. Stanley Seat, Palmer Temple, Bert Chalfant, and Bobby Calton. The team may be weakened at the offset of the season since Temple may not be able to play because of a basketball injury but with luck he will be in shape to play after the first couple games. The team will not only play their regular league schedule but will go to Chattanooga for the Southern Prep Tournament and the team will compete in the N.LL. individual tournament in which Seat will defend his title. 1951 l ecord M.B.A 4 M.B.A 6 M.B.A 6 M.B.A 3% M.B.A 5 M.B.A 3 M.B.A 5 M.B.A 4 M.B.A 5 M.B.A 6 East 2 Duncan 0 Bellevue 0 DuPont 2 V 2 Ryan 1 Hillsboro 3 Cohn Vz North IV 2 West 1 Peabody 0 Left to Right: Chalfant, Seat, Temple, Calton, McDaniel. fiS’ilma ' : ecoti West Cumberland Hillsboro Bellevue Duncan . Lipscomb Cohn . . . Peabody Franklin North . . . Ryan . . . 1951 K, d B.A B.A B.A B.A B.A B.A After a good season last spring in which M.B.A. had a 8-3 record and finished in third place. The Maroons are expected to rank high in the N.I.L. standings again this year. The games produced plenty of thrills for the spectators and M.B.A. showed some clutch hitting when they battled Hillsboro and Lipscomb into extra innings and then went on to win. The loss of Graham, McDaniel, Ray, and Ackley by graduation and Harwell by trans- fer will especially weaken the pitching de- partment. The returning lettermen are Somers Ran- dolph, Claude Jarman, Jim Pellettieri, Tom Buford, and Peter Moon. From these boys the whole infield along with the catching position are filled. The only other letterman to return is Martin who plays outfield. Offensively the Maroons should be stronger with the regulars having good hitting punch. Defensively they should be improved. If the pitching comes through the Harding Road gang should be fighting down to the wire for the championship. ' i ' ■? , r . ■’■ ■_ ■ m l:-| •JM ' Compliments of EQUITABLE SECURITIES CORPORATION ☆ THE SWEET SHOP TWENTY-FIRST AND CAPERS ★ NICK MORRIS ' 30 BILL MORRIS ' 33 Compliments of C. M. HUNT COMPANY " V e Serve " ★ 1014 Nashville Trust Bldg. 5-7712 5-7713 September 10. School starts. Mrs. Bitier gives Seniors test on their Junior English notes. I I. Seniors complain about test. 13. Cate and Anderson make big plans for trip to Florida after graduation. 15. Potter meets with paper staff. First issue to come out soon. 17. Kingree and Jarman go out of town. 18. Kingree and Jarman smoke El Ropoe ' s. 19. Kingree comes to school with bad cough. Jarman absent. 22. Upon hearing McNeilly sing, Mario Lanza com- mits suicide. 24. Herbert suggests a game of poker to his friends. 25. Todd, Elliston and Strayhorn arrive at school minus their lunch money. 29. Mr. Hackman invents nitrogen bomb. 30. Thirty days hath September, April, June and Bogle. DOBSON-HICKS COMPANY NO Second AvenUe, North SEEDS GREEN HILLS MARKET Fine Foods and Drugs Food Drugs Phone 8-6641 Phone 8-6649 October 3. Cate makes plans to get his car for the trip to Florida — Anderson saves his money. 5. Six students blinded by glare from shiny object. 7. Tenison ponders over " The Eve of St. Agnes. " 9. Lane tells Mr. Hackman that nitrogen is in- active. Therefore, there can be no nitrogen bomb. 10. Mr. Hackman tells Lane, " Son, you just cost me a million dollars. " 13. Mrs. Campbell ' s Public Speaking Class di- minishes by 60%. Three people drop out. 15. Policeman stops Mr. Younger. Says, " Say, old man, what ' s your hurry? " 16. Policeman severely beaten up by East Nash- ville group. 20. Coach Renegar buys the school a stenciling machine for the third time. 21. " But Dr. Sager, you just can ' t get along with- out a stenciling machine. " 22. Laundry forgets to deliver football jerseys. Players come on field with numbers stenciled on chests. Everybody Goes to JOE’S DRIVE-IN DELICIOUS SANDWICHES AND SOFT DRINKS HILLSBORO ROAD SAM KIRKPATRICK Complete Insurance Service SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS TO POLICYHOLDERS 1922 Church Street Phone 5-5738 Complimenis of R. C. MAHHEWS CONTRACTOR, INC. General Coniracior Nashville, Tenn. November 2. " I ' m sure I can get my car, Jimmy. " " I ' ve got lots of money saved, Tommy. " 3. Mr. Hackman invents new dandruff remover formula. 5. Mr. Hackman mistaken for Dr. Sager in sun- light. 8. Sterling seniors form new parking lot arrange- ment. Dr. Sager walks from Harding Road. 10. Duncan wiggles ears in circular motion, Fay- etteville has tornado. 11. Miller hired as walking advertisement for local beer concern. 15. DuPlantier hired out to Esquire Magazine as fashion model for men ' s clothes. 20. Massey tells all the students the details of his operations. Lunch room proceeds fall off 70%. 23. Mr. Book purchases near-by tobacco farm. 25. Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Dixon have two-mile drag race. 28. Napier comes to schoolll 29. Napier disappointed — goes back home. BRANDAU-CRAIG- DICKERSON CO. Color Lithographers — Printers Compliments oi OTTENVILLE TIRE CO. Twenty-first and Grand Ave. Compliments of GLENN BAINBRIDGE ★ December 6. Carole gives Carey beautiful sweater for Christmas. Carey gives Carole a gift, also. 7. Carey disappointed to find that Carole had already read that comic book. 9. Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Dixon finish first mile of two-mile drag race. II. Father-Son Banquet at school. Mr. Rhodes sees son first time in years. 13. Pellettieri shavesi Gropp gets new fur coat for Xmas. 15. Napier enrolls in International Correspondence Course. 17. Seniors give orders for graduation announce- ment. Ewing attempts to print his own. 19. Napier gives up Correspondence Course. Says the basketweaving course takes too much time. 20. Ewing arrested for violation of copyright law. Hires Mr. Wise for lawyer. 22. Cate buys road map of Florida — Anderson opens savings account. 23. Ewing goes to court. Mr. Wise presents de- fense. 25. Anderson gives a new two jet carburetor to Fifi. 27. Ewing convicted! Mr. Wise says " Oh, well there ' s always the navy! 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Vandals break windows 27. Johns nominates annual sponsor. 28. Where is Johns? 30. Students finally fix windows in desperation. ☆ Compliments of FRIENDS OF M. B. A. ☆ Complimenis of PRECISION PARTS CORPORATION Manufacturers of PRECISION FOLDING STAIRWAYS PRECISION SUMP PUMPS 402 N. First Street Nashville, Tenn. If You Smash ' Em Up . , . Bring ' Em to Us VOGELY TODD AUTOMOBILE REBUILDERS FOR OVER 40 YEARS 1 13-1 17 Fourth Ave., South THE NATIONAL LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO. NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE COLONY CLEANERS LAUNDERERS West End at Natchez Trace February 2. Ewing goes to Hillwood. 3. Bransford passes test in Solid. Mr. Rule ex- claims, " Great Suns! " 5. Reuther caught while poisoning alligators in the moat. Dr. Sager reprimands Reuther. 9. Hopalong Cassiday is on TV. 10. Mrs. Bitzer appears weary. 12. Adams goes to Hillwood. 14. Pellettieri cries. The ratio of his transmission is off .00135%. 15. Ewing leaves Hillwood. 18. Bibb goes to Hillwood. 19. Mrs. Sims smiles. 20. Thorpe voted " Basketball player of the year. " Says " I knew they had to give me a break sometime. " 21. Wills takes a short (cat) nap in study hall. 23. Adams leaves Hillwood. 24. Wills wakes up. 26. Wood walks to school with a gear shift in his hand. Mr. Rule exclaims, " Great guns! " 27. Wood flunks math for semester. 28. Stoker fuel runs low. Demerit students chop down trees under direction of Dr. Sager. AMBROSE ★ PRINTING COMPANY THC SOUTH ' S IttOEST HOME FUHHISHEIS 4tt - 415 Broadway Phone 6-6603 March I. Seniors grumble about daily quiz. 3. Students asked to bring their hobby to school. 4. DuPlantier brings ladder, wins first place. 9. Mr. Hackman discovers automatic back scratch- ing machine. Becomes millionaire overnight. 12. Duncan is starry-eyed. 13. Spring football practice starts. 14. Strains of " Shrimp Boats " float from the gym. 17. Brooks goes hunting on the ridge near his house. Nearly shoots his foot off. 19. Chet Atkins plays at assembly. Tenison des- perately tries to win back his lost popularity. 20 Football field plowed for corn planting. Dr. Sager declares, " This school has got to make money some way. " 22. Maddin buys bug powder. 24. Miller goes to Hillwood. 26. Holiday declared as Seniors pass English test. 27. " A mistake, " Mrs. Bitzer chuckles, " those were negative grades. " 28. Traffic commission puts parking meters in Hill- wood. Ewing, Miller, Bibb, Adams borrow lunch money. HARDING ROAD BARBER SHOP U. R. Nexi BROWN ENGRAVING COMPANY Dance Bids — Fraternity Stationery and Social Engraving 322 Sixth Avenue, South CROSS KEYS RESTAURANTS ATLANTA, GA. — NASHVILLE. TENN. Jack M. Bass Co. Incorporated INVESTMENT SECURITIES 315 Fourth Avenue, North April 1. Cate polishes car. Anderson counts money. 2. Seniors grumble about six weeks ' test. 3. " Well all right, DuPlantier. " 5. A day of mourning. The F.B.I. agents locate Plummer ' s still. 7. Randolph blurts out. Mr. Rule exclaims, " Great Guns! " 8. Bachlotte decides upon poodle cut. 10. Herbert buys gambling stamp. 11. Temple uses crutch to stir up trouble. 14. Student sets time bomb in the " Green Room. " 16. Rackard whips Willie in a vicious battle. 17. Massey hustles. 19. Potter says that the first issue of the Bell Ringer is ready to come out. 21. Baseball practice starts. Jarman ' s position is not safe as Kingree goes out for first base. 22. Randolph plays deep center field. 24. Elliston eats sloppily at lunch. 25. Mr. Sager puts a bib on Elliston. 27. Seat wails over lost lunch. Kingree grins. 28. Mrs. Bitzer peeved. Television set broken. 29. Mr. Younger publishes book entitled " Graft in the White House. " 30. McNeilly sends used Xmas cards to all his friends for Easter. May I. Blackwood argues with Mr. Younger about his grades. Blackwood insults Mr. Younger. 4. Blackwood severely beaten up by an East Nashville group. 6. Buford laughs. 7. Buford placed in mental institution. 10. Lulu asks Adams to Kappa dance. 11. Adams asks Lulu for keys to her car. 15. Duncan and Elliston go in together and buy pool table. 19. Nisley says, " Hello, Carey. " 23. " After seven years, I ' ni almost out, " sighs Bransford. 25. Mrs. Campbell hates to see the Seniors leave. 26. The Seniors hate to see Mrs. Campbell leave. 27-31. Exam week. Mrs. Bitzer buys new television set with Bransford ' s bribe money. June 1. " Hooray! I passed. " 2. Trip to Florida is out. Debby wrecks Cate ' s car and Fifi spends Anderson ' s money. 3. Look out Vandyl Here we come! THE LAST UIIIL AND TESTHmEHT OF THE SEHIOR CLASS OF 1952 MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY NASHVILLE. TENNESSEE LAST WILL AAD TESTAIAEAT OF THE SEAIOR CLASS OF 1952 CROOK HEEL Attorneys at Law To Whom li May Concern: We, the Senior Class of 1951-52 of Mont- gomery Bell Academy, being wholly irra- tional, irresponsible, mentally deficient, and otherwise unbalanced, do hereby acknowl- edge, avow, and make known this our last in- coherent, irrevocable, inadequate, indisput- able, intolerable will and testament. If this document, either wholly or in part is not fulfilled, carried out, or administrated to the last detail, may the Junior Class forever be plagued with Senior English. The ensuing bequest are the last faint words uttered individually by the deceased Senior Class in the final moments of its de- lirium: Ben “Parson” Adams leaves his golden voice to Dudley Kennedy. Jimmy “Hot Rod” Anderson leaves his dual carbs to Reuther. Louis “Toni” Bachlotte leaves his locks to Martin Roberts. Dick “The Flame” Bransford leaves his ability for passing English to Charlie Brooks. Richard “Dick” Bibb leaves his Public Speaking Medals to Mrs. Campbell. Herman Blackwood leaves his jeep to Bill Gray. Boyd “Burros” Bogle leaves the glory of Hillsboro to whoever can stand it. Tommy “Tom Cat” Cate leaves the presi- dency to Palmer Temple. Harlen “Odie” Cragon leaves his circula- tion addresses to Hayes Cooney. Jackie “They fall at my feet” Duncan leaves his women to Bill Brown. Don “Whop” DuPlantier leaves through the window. Bill “Catch me if you can” Elliston leaves the rubber off his back tires to Blackwelder. Andrew “The Brain” Ewing leaves his gray matter to Mr.. Hackman for further study. Bert “Jacksonville” Eyster leaves his Casa- nova abilities to Jim Dale. Bob “Cards anyone?” Herbert turns the Young Men’s Literary Club over to Patton. Bill “The smart one” Hoffman leaves his intellectual abilities to David Sanders. Don “Iggie” Ignatz leaves his Packard and wild driving to Merritt Lane. Claude “The Star” Jarman leaves his Oscar for acting to Mrs. Bitzer. Jay “Oop” Johns leaves his good looks to Willie. Ben “Horse” Kingree leaves Churchill Downs to Whirlaway. Matt “Farmer” Maddin leaves his farm to Bobby Chaffin. Don “I’m pinned” Massey leaves part of himself at Mid-State Hospital. Carey “Scotch” McNeilly takes all of his with him. Bobby “Boob” Miller leaves his energetic qualities to Bainbridge. John “Frenchie” Napier leaves his weeds to Allan Gore. A1 “The Scronch” Nisley leaves his bar- bells to John Whaley. John “Murfreesboro” Nixon leaves a tennis ball to Thorpe. Jim “Tall tale” Pellettieri leaves his hot- rod enthusiasm to Bob Franklin. Glenn “Bellevue” Plummer leaves his tall tales of Bellevue to Baldridge. Charles “Pluto” Potter leaves the semi- annual paper to Jack Williams. Somers “Ugh a” Randolph leaves his motorless plane to Blackwelder. Bill “The Shadow” Rhodes leaves his weights to Thorpe. Stanley “Stan” Seat leaves the Blue One to whoever will take it. David “Dirty Dave” Strayhorn leaves his handicraft to Burns Duke. Joe “Baby Joe” Tennison says he is happy to finally leave. Louis “Levi” Todd leaves his witty sayings to Mr. Younger. Ridley “Cat” Wills leaves his height to Bert Chalfant. We, the Senior Class, at this auspicious and momentous occasion, do hereby and hereon name as executor of this, our last will and testament, the Shmoo. Having de- clared, edited, and published this most valu- able document upon this one scroll, we do hereby subscribe our own names as a means of fortifying the above statements and to prevent contention and disagreement among our beneficiaries. Signed: The Senior Class


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