Montgomery Bell Academy - Bell Yearbook (Nashville, TN)

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Almost since the time of the city’s founding, Mont- gomery Bell Academy or its honored ancestors formed a part of the community’s educational and cultural life. From— (5 or)) o Montgomery Bell Academy by James C. Rule 1 " i ;-;, . V- - Mr. Henry Wise With deep sincerity and pride the senior class of 1955 dedicates its issue of THE BELL to Mr. Henry A. Wise. For many years the thorough teaching and friendliness of Mr. Wise have made him a very important part of the education of each M. B. A. student. This gen- tleman teaches mathematics well: but more than this, he exerts a wholesome influence for those fine ideals that we all cherish. We seniors thus pay tribute to a man long to be remembered. CONTENTS CLASSES PAGE 2 1 ORGANIZATIONS PAGE 51 ADMINISTRATION PAGE 13 ATHLETICS PAGE 69 FEATURES PAGE 95 This issue of The Bell, the 1955 volume, is about you who have played your hand at being a part of Montgomery Bell Academy. Without you this book would mean nothing— in fact, would be nothing. It ' s not the school, exactly, that you hate to leave— it ' s the people you have known that have made every building and tree on the campus a vivid personality. Perhaps it ' s a particular table in the library or a seat in the honor room that reminds you of her. Or maybe it was that first assembly in the morning or your first athletic contest. The people, those who have gone, those who are here, and those yet to come, make M.B.A. different and apart from other schools you have known. The friendliness that you have seen and felt here at M.B.A. is recorded here in these pages. f Memories seldom record changes. Rather, they form comparisons of what is with what was. This volume is simply a record, in picture and story, of what was at M.B.A. in 1955. Here, in volume eleven of THE BELL, the staff has recorded your campus life for the entire year. Emphasized are the special days, outstanding events, and even the humdrum of everyday activity. Almost every organization, large or small, is represented between the covers of this book. Many faces appear, for the campus life is covered from the administrative and academic phases to the senior dance in the spring. some in every Mad confusion! Some of our nobfe Seniors? Het " 1 m- □ n y The three stoog es m m :vn Tough luck niy 25 ton ght Whit iSm nt: T?; itUf »K, :3JSLur £1 Th nowhere ‘‘25u year at preserve M.B.A. RSl1 i the dummy Please iketbali stars??? Future SECTION ONE ry,K. Hardly had the sap dried in the logs from which the first defenses and dwellings of Nashville were built before an educa- tional stream arose in Davidson County. This had its source in the imagination and pride of the city’s founders, who sought to provide educational facilities for the community on the Cumberland, defend- ing itself from the savages but with one eye still on the Spanish authorities who claimed the lands to the west. This spring of education began in a pioneer meeting house with log benches, almost within earshot of the muskets being used to de- fend the Nashville settlement against the marauding Indians. ¥rom—Hist 07 y of Montgomery Bell Academy by James C. Rule THE HEADMASTER Dr.. Richard Lee Sager B.A. M.A., Litt.D. Mr. J. C. Rule A.B.. M.A. A Principal of High School Department, Mathematics, Tennis Coach Mr. ThOxMAs O. Owen B.A. Athletic Director Mrs. R. L. Sager A.B. Spanish Mrs. Mary Helen Bitzer A.B., M.A. English Mrs. Norton Campbell Librarian, Public Speaking Mr. Frank Novak B.S., M.A. Seventh Grade Mr. Charles Norman B.S., M.A. English, Microbe Basketball Coach Mrs. J. C. Rule Dietitian [N T. Younger K.B., M.A. lercial Law, Economics It has come to attention! ■ ' ' R Stay in your bells till the second seat rings ? V .■ f N- , " ■ ' V I 1 That ' s not science, boy SECTION TWO ‘HtfT. m ft ±.s The heritage of Montgomery Bell Acade- my is rich and fruitful. Her sons have gone out to all parts of the world and have acquitted themselves with honor and dis- tinction. It seems a certainty that the institution will continue to be an integral part of the education endeavor of Nash- ville and Middle Tennessee. With the continued interest of the city’s leading citizens, who have always comprised the Board of Trustees, and an able adminis- tration and faculty, it bids fair to hold its place of unexcelled service through the years to come. From— Histoiy of Montgomery Bell Academy by James C. Rule SES U resenting the members of the SENIOR CLASS SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Front Row: MRS. Mary Helen Bitzer, Sponsor. Back Row: Eddie Holt, President; Mack Brothers, Vice-President; Jack Herbert, Secretary. John Harris Barksdale Golf, 2, 3, 4; Bell Ringer, 4; The Bell, 4; Debate Team, 3; Forensic Team, 3; Foren- sic Club, 4; Hi-Y Club, 2, 3, 4, Sergeant- at-Arms; Hi-Y Representative, 3; Mono- gram Club, 3, 4; Monitor, 4. Charles Mayhew Beatty J.V. Football, 1, 2. Edward Clarence Blank, II Varsity Football, 2, 3, 4; J.V. Football, 1; Bell Ringer, 4; The Bell, 3, 4; Debate Team, 3, 4; Freedom Forum, 4; Forensic Club, 4; Secretary : Treasurer; Hi-Y Club, 3, 4; Monitor, 4; “Biggest Bull .Artist,” 4. John Talley Allen, Jr. Tennis Manager, 4; Bell Ringer, 4; The Bell, 4; Senior Honor Society; Forensic Club; Hi-Y Club, 3, 4. William Hoyt Bradford J.V. Football, 1, Varsity Football Mgr., 2, 3, 4; Bell Ringer, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Coun- cil, 1, 4; Key Club, 2, 3, 4; Monitor, 4; Monogram Club, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader, 1; “Biggest Social Lion.” SENIOR CLASS Howard Todd Burwell Mack Prator Brothers, III Varsity Football, 4; J.V. Basketball, 2, 3; Tennis, 2, 3, 4; Mgr. Varsity Football, 1, 3; Monogram Club 1, 2, 3, 4. President of Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes; Vice-President of Senior class; Varsity Tennis, 1, 2, 3, 4; J.V. Foot- ball, 1; Varsity Football, 2, 3, 4; Capt., J.V. Basketball. 1, 2; Varsity Basketball, 4; Var- sity Basketball Mgr., 3; Bell Ringer staff, 3; Honor Council, 1, 2; Key Club, 2, 3, 4, Pres.; English III Medal; Plane Geometry Medal; Modern History Medal; National Senior Honor Society, 3, 4; Hi-Y Club, 3, 4; Totomoi, 3, 4, Pres.; Monitor, 4; Mono- gram Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; “Most Likely To Succeed,” 4; Salutatorian. Transfer from Hendersonville, 2. Warrkn Alvin Coleman. |r lk‘11 Ringer, I; The Bell, 4. Donald Joe Chickey I rack, 3; Hi-Y Club, 4; Monogram Club 1; Monitor, 4. Jack Akin Butler Varsity Football, 3, 4; J.V. Football, 1; Baseball, 3, 4; Bell Ringer, 1; The Bell, 4; Hi-Y Club, 2, 3, 4. Fred Joseph Cassett , Jr. Transfer from Duncan 2; J. V. Football, 2; Hi-Y Club, 2, 3, 4. Zach Anderson Coles, Jr. J.V. Football, 1; Varsity Football, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Baseball, 2, 3, 4; Key Club, 2, 3, 4; English I Medal; Gen. Science Medal: Ancient History Medal; English II Medal; Chemistry Medal; Senior Honor Society, 3, 4; Debate Team, 3, 4; Forensic Club, 4; Monitor, 4; Totomoi, 3, 4, Sec. and Treas.; Monogram Club, 2, 3, 4; Representative to Boys’ State, 3; Valedictorian. Charles Hayes Cooney Tennis, I, 2, 3, 4, Capt.; Manager Var- sity I ' oolhall, 3; The Bell, 2, 3, 4, Editor; Bell Ringer, 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council, 3; Honor Council, 4, President; Key Club, 2, 3, 4, Sgt.-at-Arms, 4; Senior Honor So- ciety, 3, 4; Forensic Club, 4, President; Debate Team, 4; Hi-Y Club, 2, 3, 4, Chap- lain, 3; .Monogram Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; To- tomoi. -1; Monitor, 4; “Friendliest.” Robert Clark Crichlow, Jr. Fransfer from Webb, 4; Varsity Football, 4. Richard Fenner Cummins Varsity Football, 3, 4; Varsity Basketball Mgr., 2; Bell Ringer, 2, 3; Senior Honor .Sock ' ty, 3, 4. Warren Wendell Davis J.V. Football, 2; Bell Ringer, 3; Algebra I Medal; Latin I Medal; Algebra II Medal; Latin II Medal; Spanish I Medal; Winstead Science Award, 3; Hi-Y Club, 2; “Most In- telligent,” 4. Benjamin iEstes Dishman Transfer from Okinawa, 4; Varsity Football, 4; Hi-Y Club, 4; Monogram Club, 4; Moni- tor, 4. JOHN Morehead Dobson Varsity Football, 2, 3, 4; J.V. Football, 1; Bell Ringer, 2, 3, 4; The Bell, 3, 4; Key Club, 2, 3, 4. William B. Epps, Jr rrack, 3, 4; Glee Club, 4. Edward Fletcher Eyster William Creighton Fennell Bell Ringer, 3, 4; Senior Honor Society, 3, 4; Hi-Y Club 2, 3, 4. J.V. Football, 1; Varsity Football, 2, 3, 4; Track, 3, 4; Bell, 4; Monitor, 4; Mono- gram Club, 3, 4; Fire Patrol, 4; “Best Dressed.” Walter Gowen Elliott, Jr. Hi-Y Club, 2, 3, 4. James Collie Gardner, Jr. Track, 3, 4; Honor Council, 3, 4; Key Club, 2, 3, 4; Honor Society, 3, 4; Hi-Y Club, 4; Monogram Club, 3, 4; Monitor, 4. SENIOR CLASS Samuel Gill Glover, Jr. Bell Ringer. 4; Hi-Y Club, 3, 4. Donald Harrison Goodman Bell Ringer, 3, 4; The Bell, 3, 4; Senior Honor Society, 4; Glee Club, 4; Fire Mar- shal, 4; Monitor, 4; “Wittiest,” 4. Fletcher Dumas Harvey, III Bell Ringer, 2, 3, 4; The Bell, 4, Business Manager; Senior Honor Society, 3, 4; Fo- rensic Club, 4. John Brown Herbert Sec. Treas. of Senior Class; Student Council, 2; Hi-Y Club, 4; J.V. Football, 1; Varsity Football, 2, 3, 4; All City, 4; J.V. Basket- ball, 2; Track, 3, 4; Monogram Club, 2, 3, 4. SENIOR CLASS Edwin Lee Holt Vice-President Sophomore and Junior Classes; President of Senior Class; Student Council, 2; Hi-Y Club, 4; Key Club, 3, 4, Vice-President, 4; Honor Society, 3, 4; J.V. Football, 1, 2; Varsity Football, 3, 4; J.V. Basketball, 2; Varsity Basketball, 3, 4; Base- ball, 3, 4; Forensic Club, 4; Debating Team, 3, 4; Freedom Forum, 4; Monitor, 4; Toto- moi, 3, 4, Vice-President, 4; ‘‘Most Popu- lar”; Monogram Club, 2, 3, 4. Sam Haynes Hunt Honor Society, 3, 4; Tennis, 3, 4; .Annual Staff, 4; Monogram Club, 3, 4. Donald Lee Jackson G lee Club, 4. Dallas Victor Johnson, III Senior Honor Society, 3, 4; Fire Patrol, 4. SENIOR CLASS John Taylor Keister, III J.V. Football, 1, 2; Bell Ringer, 4; Bell, 4; Hi-Y Club, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 4. Joe Frank Luckey Transfer from Hillsboro, 2; Varsity Football, 3, 4. Wendell Vincent Maddox B ell, 4; Senior Honor Society, 3, 4. Thompson Hargraves McDaniel J.V. Football, 1, 2; J.V. Basketball. 1, 2; Varsity Football, 3, 4; Golf, 2, 3, 4, Capt.; Bell Ringer, 4; Senior Honor Society, 4; Monogram Club, 2, 3, 4. SENIOR CLASS I f Norman Rees Minick, Jr. Track, 3; J.V. Football, 1; Varsity Football, 2, 3, 4; Mgr. Varsity Basketball, 2; Freshman- Sophomore Tennis Winner, 2; All-City Foot- ball, 4; Monogram Club, 2, 3, 4; Monitor. John William Nolan, III J.V. Football, 2; Varsity Football, 3, 4; Bell Ringer, 2, 3, 4; Bell, 3, 4; Declamation Contest Winner, 3; Forensic Club, 4; Hi-Y Club, 3; Glee Club, 4; Monogram Club, 3, 4. Harlan Bingham Miller Senior Honor Society, 4; Time Curre Events Winner, 3, 4. James Carney Overall, Jr. Tennis, 3, 4; Bell Ringer, 3, 4, Editor; Bell, 4; Forensic Club, 4; Senior Honor Society, 3, 4; Hi-Y Club, 2, 3, 4, Treas., 4; Glee Club, 4; Cheerleader, 3, 4; Monogram Club, 3, 4; Transfer from Duncan, 2; Totomoi. Samuel Mann Porter, Jr. J.V. Football, 2; J.V. Basketball, 2; Varsity Football, 3, 4; Varsity Basketball Mgr., 3, 4; Bell, 4; Student Council, 3; Key Club 2, 3, 4, Treas.; Senior Honor ciety, 3, 4 Hi-Y Club, 4; Fire Patrol, 4; Monitor, 4 Totomoi, 4; Monogram Club, 3, 4; “Big- gest Gold Brick.” Benjamin Howard Robbins, Jr. Bell, 4; Bell Ringer, 3, 4; Senior Honor So- ciety, 3, 4; Hi-Y Club, 2, 3. 4, Sec.; Glee Club, 4; Boys’ State, 3. Ellsworth PoindexternScales, III Transfer from Webb, 4; Varsity Football, 4; .Senior Honor .Society, 4; Hi-Y Club, 4; Monogram Club, 4. SENIOR CL John Hoblitzell Teas, Jr. See. of Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes; Varsity Basketball, 4; Bell Ringer; 3; Bell, 4; Honor Council, 1, 4; Key Club, 3, 4; Senior Honor Society, 3, 4; Hi-Y Club, 2. 3, 4, Vice-Pres.; Totomoi, 4. V Benjamin Way Thompson, Jr. J.V. Football, 1; J.V. Basketball, 1; Varsity Football, 2, 3, 4; Varsity Basketball, 2, 3, 4; Track, 3, 4; All-City Football, 4; Stu- dent Council, 4, President; Hi-Y Club, 4; Monitor, 4; Monogram Club, 2, 3, 4; " Most Athletic. " Alfred Blalock Stravhorn J.V. Football, 1; Varsity Football, 3, 4; Varsity Basketball, 4; Honor Council, 2, 3, 4, Sec.; Key Club, 2, 3, 4, Sec.; Senior Honor Society, 3, 4; Hi-Y Club, 4; Moni- tor, 4; Monogram Club, 3, 4; Totomoi, 4; Rolfe Award, 4; “Best Looking.” ASS John Ashley Thweatt V arsity Football, 4; Varsity Basketball Mgr., 1; Bell Ringer, 4; Hi-Y Club, 3, 4; Mono- gram Club 1. LON Foster AVest Transfer from Duncan; Bell, 4; Bell Ringer 3. 4; Hi-Y Club, 2, 3, 4. Charles Kinkead Trimble . Bell Ringer, 1; Hi-Y Club, 2, 3, 4, President. ir- Richard Burton Williams B ell, 4; Senior Honor Society, 3, 4. 1 Whitney Hunt Waugh T ennis, 1, 2; J.V. Football, 2; J.V. Basket- ball, 2; Varsity Football, 3, 4; Track, 3, 4; Senior Honor Society, 3, 4; Hi-Y Club, 4; Fire Patrol, 4; Monitor, 4; Monogram Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; “Most In Love.” Jack Moore Welch Transfer from Duncan, 2; Bell Ringer, 3, 4, Bus. Mgr.; Hi-Y Club 2, 3, 4, Chap- lain; Glee Club, 4, President; Forensic Club, 4; Cheerleader, 3, 4. [Presenting the members of the JUNIOR CLASS 5 ' JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS First Line: Mr. H. A. Wise, Junior Class Sponsor; Henry Hurt, President Second Line: Tommy Frist, Secretaiy; Mack Rolfe, Vice-President Philip Boyd Russell Brothers Ivan Brown Frank Burkholder jL r Cecil Joe Dickinson Slayden Diehl Frankie Drowota Tommy Frist Steven George I N i i Gray Smith Bill Smith Dick Sobel Andrew Spelta Dick Sullivan THE JUNIOR CLASS John Sutton Guv Travis •Sam Vail Lillard Walker Whit Watson Eddie White N Phil Wiluams n ”11 Hilliard Wood [Presenting the members of the SOPHOMORE CLASS SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS Brad Reed, President, Emmett Dozier, Vice-President, John Brothers, Secretmy, Mr. James C. Rule, Sophomore Class Sponsor. Walter Bearden Sam Boyer Robin Beard Tommy Barksdale Woody Bailey John Campbell . llen Bryan Tony Brush John Brothers Don Brothers THE SOPHOMORE CLASS Jeff Clark Runcie Clements Frank Cole Douglas Conwell Bowyer Cheshire Buddy Foxall Wade Elam Emmett Dozier Jeff Edwards Tommy Herbert Ronnie Grubbs Paul Harmon Charles Herbert Edward Herbert THE SOPHOMORE CLASS Carl Hom er Russell Hooper Clay Huddles i on Billy Humer Tom Husband Rollin Lasseter Bill Lightfoot Bob Marks Courtney Marshall Wylie McDougall resenting the members of the FRESHMAN CLASS FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS George McGugin, Secretary, Dick Williams, President, Steve Miller, Vice-President, Mrs. Hines Sims, Freshman Class Sponsor. Eddie Benson I ■ ' Tommy Bainbridge Bill Blevins Jerry Bradley John Neal Brown, il Bill Barr THE FRESHMAN CLASS Went Caldwell John Carpenter WiLLO Collins Edward Creagh John Dale Chris Christian John Franklin Dave Duke Tony Edmonds Tom Fuqua Charles Gerald Max Grant {Presenting the members of the MICROBE CLASS MICROBE CLASS OFFICERS Miss Loreen Thompson, Junior School Sponsor; Bob Raiford. President; Lucius Burch, Vice-President; Tom Stephens, Secretary. Alexander Adams John Ball Warner Bass Lucius Burch Dandridge rAi.nwFi.L MM Bert Carleton John Glade Evans Clements Lynn Greer Frankie Crowell Ernest Hardison J A Larry Davis Dick Husband Bill Gambill Stephen Garrett Bullets Gillespie Spenser Iverlette Collier Jewell Omer Jordon THE MICROBE CLASS JAS. Killebrew Alex Porter Bill King Bobby Raiford Ronnie Langston Guy McClellan Jere McGarr Miller Turner Arnold Weesner Tommy Sloan Ben West Bill Steber JEBB WiLUAMS Tom Stephens Danny Murray Jimmy Pickel Dale Sullivan Douglas Tune j ' • Hi A One of the ideas which Headmaster Ball picked up on an inspection trip of East- ern preparatory schools in the early 1900’s and instituted at Montgomery Bell was the school committee. For this four students were chosen from the senior class, three from the junior, one from the sophomore and one from the fresh- man. They met regularly to take up mat- ters which they considered to be for the interest of the school. From— History of Mo7itgomeiy Bell Academy by James C. Rule ORGANIZATIONS KEY CLUB The Key Club, an organization devoted to the developing of leadership, was chartered at MBA in 1947. To be eligible for membership a boy must be in the upper third of his class and in the sophomore, junior, or senior year of school. He must, moreover, be recommended by the faculty. The aims of this organization are fourfold: 1. To develop leadership 2. To provide experience in living and working together 3. To serve the school and the community 4. To prepare students for useful citizenship This year the Key Club has sponsored after-game dances and has con- tributed a water cooler to the school. First rou;— Cooney, Holt, M. Brothers, Strayhorn, Porter; second rorz;— Reed, Gardner, Coles, Dobson, Bradford, J. Brothers; third roz ;— Drowota, Dozier, P. Williams, Sullivan, Frist; fourth rozz;— Elam, Rule, Perry, Boyd; fifth row— I. Brown, Sager, Teas, Morehead. MONOGRAM CLUB The young freshman out for the junior varsity football team, the boys who turn out for the microbe basketball team, the sophomore who takes his knocks during the scrimmages against the varsity, all have the same dream. That is to wear the monogram of M.B.A. They work hard and long, some beginning in the heat of August to prepare themselves for the first football game in the fall and others working into the late spring on the baseball team and track squads. Some do not make it, but those who do can be proud of the fact that they have represented their school well on the athletic field, and for their efforts a grateful school rewards them with the privilege of wearing that which only the athlete can— the MBA letter. First m ;-Bradford, Barksdale, Martin, Sullivan, Brooks, Morehead, R. Brothers, Rolfe, Hurt, Burkholder, Frist, Mar- shall; second tne— Overall, Cooney, McDaniel, Williams, Brown, Nolan, Reed, Holt, Husband, Coles, Mu’rphree, Her- bert, Minick, Porter, M. Brothers. ' ' ■K J ; jr rr.Cj First row— Cooney, Holt, Goodman, Eyster, Robbins, Johnson, Overall, Rule, Kellam; second row—Vt. Williams, Gard- ner, Brown, Waugh, Scales, Davis, Boyd, Seawell, White; third row—H. Miller, Harvey, Sullivan, Teas, Rolfe, Frist, So- bel. Hunt, Cummins; fourth roz ;- -Wood, Perry, Maddox, Diehl, Allen, Rackard, McDaniel. SENIOR HONOR SOCIETY The membership of the Senior Honor Society is made up of all students who maintain a scholastic average of 85 for the first five semesters at M.B.A. It is an honorary organization and has no function in school other than presenting the honor of membership to those students who have worked hard enough to earn it. This organization places emphasis on that which is as important as any other phase of school work but which is often overlooked— scholastic achievement. JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY The Junior Honor Society serves the Junior School in the same way that the Senior Honor Society serves the high school students. It is not a service or- ganization but an honorary society for those who have excelled in scholastic achievement. To be eligible for membership in the Junior Honor Society a student in the junior school must maintain an average of 85 for three semesters. First McClellen, Crowell, Gillespie, Bass; second rou;— Raiford, Stevens, Sloan, Peek, Edmonds. j 0- ' ' • 00 ' , 0 tnior ( ' him fo non V A Hl-Y CLUB In 1954 the Hi-Y Club entered its second year as an organization of major importance at MBA. The purpose of this club is to promote Christian fellow- ship among the student body. The Hi-Y Club is affiliated with the Y.M.C.A. Throughout the year it as- sisted in several civic affairs, in addition to printing and distributing the student directory, WHAT ' S HIS NUMBER? First row—J. Barksdale, Teas, Trimble, Welch, Robbins, Overall; second ron;— Hooper, Gardner, Eyste ;, Cooney, Minick, Scales, M. Brothers; third rot ;— Diehl, Cassetty, West, Seawell, T. Barksdale, Thweatt, Frist, Porter; fourth row—Sohe , Sager, Glover, Cheshire, Brown Wood, Boyd, Chickey, Rackard; fifth row—J. Brothers, Herbert, Reed, Dishman, Holt, Butler, Blank, Allen, Thurman; sixth rott — Rule, Elliott, Wallace, Keister, Strayhorn, Thompson. THE FREEDOM FORUM The Freedom Forum, a panel symposium, has in three years brought ex- tensive recognition to the school. Compiled by the National Freedom Founda- tion, the panel emphasizes the American Way of Life and attacks Communism and Socialism. The Forum was first presented to the M.B.A. student body by members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. This year’s team, under the direction of Mrs. Campbell, is composed of Edward Blank, Ed Holt, Tommy Frist, George Sloan, Jim Rule, and Dick Sager. The group has spoken at many places during the school year. Last year the school was awarded the George Washington Honor Medal by the Freedom Foundation for the outstanding work performed by the Freedom Forum. Frist, Holt, Blank, Sager, Sloan, Rule ol RLt EMEKPkISI 0 oiir AMERK AN WAY of LIFE s TOTOMOl Totomoi is the highest honor a student or friend of M.B.A. can obtain. The members come from a select group, which includes one alumnus, and one friend of the school. The members must have fulfilled certain requirements in the fields of scholarship, leadership, athletics, publications, and student government. Two alumni, Rob.ert McNeilly, Jr. and Inman Fox of the class of 1950, organized this new group and drew up the constitution. The officers are Mack Brothers, President; Eddie Holt, Vice-President; Andy Coles, Secretary-Treasurer. Brothers, Coles, Holt, Porter, Teas, Cooney, Overall First rou — Gardner, Strayhorn, Cooney, Teas; second rot ;— McClellen, D. Brothers, Lasseter, Boyd, Barr, Burkholder, Dro- wota, Dale. HONOR COUNCIL The Honor Council, now in its tenth year at is charged with the promotion of honor and Christian character. It is patterned after the system at the University of Virginia, which was among the first schools in the nation to adopt the idea of the students being made responsible for honesty on tests. The Honor Council deals with questions of lying, stealing, and cheating. It does not concern itself with infractions of school rules. Election to the council is by classes. Four representatives are chosen from the senior class, three from the junior class, two each from the sophomore and freshman classes and one from the junior school. The members of the Honor Council, in realization of their obligation to the school, try at all times to hold before the student body the thought that “an honest man is the noblest work of God.” First rou;— Bradford, Thompson; second roitf— Hooper, Murphree, Williams, Brown, Marshall, Creagh. STUDENT COUNCIL The Student Council was established for the purpose of promoting a sense of democracy in the student body at Montgomery Bell Academy. The Student Council represents the students in any disciplinary action that is out of the province of the Honor Council. In addition to sponsoring assembly programs, the council is active throughout the year in projects designed to stir the en- thusiasm of the students before various athletic events. This year the student has also been active in the formation of a monitor system, which is designed to give the students more voice in certain questions concerning order. The presi- dent of the Student Council is automatically the head of all monitors. He is assisted by the other senior member of the council. Four members are selected from the senior class, three from the junior class, two from the sophomore and freshman classes and one from the junior school. f T- First rou;— Bradford, Fennell; second row— Cooney, Brothers, Porter, Goodman, Holt, Barksdale; third roiu;— Blank, Gard- ner, Chickey, Minick, Strayhorn, Coles, Thompson, Dishman, Waugh. MONITORS The Monitor System has been introduced for the first time at M.B.A. this year. Monitors are elected from qualified members of the senior class. They must maintain a average of 80 in all their classes and not receive more than a certain number of demerits for a three weeks’ period. Their duties are to maintain order in the lunchroom, on the campus at lunch period, and to aid the teachers in keeping study hall. They may give demerits to students who are not obeying the rules of the school. The Monitor System has been well accepted at M.B.A., and it is hoped that it is here to stay. GLEE CLUB The Glee Club in its first year at M.B.A. has attracted many boys. Under the direction of Mrs. Breast, director of the glee club at Harpeth Hall school, the boys in the glee club have made definite progress in the realm of group singing. The M.B.A. glee club, along with the Harpeth Hall glee club, has given recitals at M.B.A. and at Harpeth Hall. The officers of the glee club this year are Jack Welch, President; Jim Perry, Secretary; and Bill Epps, Sergeant-at-Arms. This is only the beginning of a new phase of activities here at M.B.A. First row— Verry, Sager, R. Brothers, Nolan, Epps, Mrs. Breast, Welch, Keister, Sobel, Vail, Goodman; second row;— Light- foot, Rule, McDougall, White, Overall, Jackson, Frist, Cecil, Lawson, Jewell, Lasseter, D. Brothers, Robbins, Drowota. m 7 «« ! 30 » HQNTCDMER flCflOEHy senior OLRSS fit r 1 .®l-l ' ¥ I FORENSIC CLUB One of the new organizations to appear on the M.B.A. campus during the past school year is the Forensic Club. This was organized by Mrs. Campbell for the purpose of giving boys interested in additional speech work and who have completed the sophomore speech class public speaking experience. The organization has been quite active during the year in preparing and presenting programs before the assembly. Special programs were given in honor of Washington, Lincoln and Robert E. Lee on their birthdays. The Forensic Club is a valuable addition to the other organizations of the school, and they proudly welcome it to a group which furnishes needed training in various fields to the students of M.B.A. First roa;-Blank, Mrs. Campbell, Cooney; second ?ou;-Holt, Frist, Coles, Nolan, Overall, Welch, Perry, Barksdale; third rort;— Lawson, Brown, Thweatt, Sager, Vail, Cecil, Sobel. tit !L 9 ttt senior CLR33 Hayes Cooney Editor Fletcher Harvey Business Manager THE 1955 BELL The 1955 BELL staff has attempted in these few pages to portray the daily happenings of the school year. We hope that in future years you will turn the pages of your yearbook and relive the 1954-55 school year. Without the efforts of Business Manager Fletcher Harvey, Photographic Editor Eddie White, and all the rest of the staff this annual would not have been possible. We also wish to thank Mr. Chas. Norman, faculty advisor, and H. W. Griffin of McQuiddy Printing Company for their guidaoce and patience throughout the compiling of this yearbook. The staff has tried to make the 1955 edition one of the best ever published at M.B.A. We sincerely hope that we have succeeded. THE STAFF Editor Business Manager. . . Feature Editor. Sports Editor Photographic Editor ... Hayes Cooney Fletcher Harvey . . .Don Goodman John Dobson Eddie White iKeister, Coleman-, B. Williams, Maddox Business Staff Seated: Goodman. Feature Editor Robbins, Lightfoot, Blank, Sager, Butler, Allen, Overall, Hunt THE BELL STAFF E. White, Photographer Nolan, Art Editor Seated: Dobson, Sports Editor VV EST, Teas, Thweatt, Barksdale Jim Overall Editor of TJ}e Bell Ringer Jack Welch Business Manager of The Bell Ringer THE BELL RINGER The Bell Ringer of 1954-55 has been a truly valuable asset to school life. Editor Jim Overall has done an excellent job in seeing that the quality of each paper is the best possible. The outstanding work of Mr. J. C. Rule as faculty advisor and Mrs. W. H. Sims as censor has added greatly to the quality of the paper. Without the cooperation of the entire staff, however, such excellent editions of The Bell Ringer could not have been possible. THE STAFF Editor Business Manager News Editor Feature Editor Sports Editor Circulation Editor Photographic Editor Cartoon Editor Jim Overall Jack Welch Fletcher Harvey Jack Allen . . Bill Bradford . . . . Hayes Cooney Eddie White John Nolan Seated: Harvey, News Editor Standing: Lasseter, Davis, Dobson, Coleman, Lightfoot, Drowota, Davis Seated: Allen, Features Editor Standing: 1 ' rist. Uden, Goodman, Evster, Sager, Reed, Sullivan, VEST Seated: Bradford, Sports Editor Standing: Robbins, Blank, Thweatt, Sobel, Kellam, Barksdale Barksdale, Glover, White, Keister, Sloan, Boyd BELL RINGER STAFF White, Photographic Editor; Nolan, Cartoon Editor; Cooney, Circulation Editor Business Staff: SECTION FOUR Out of a present enrollment of 235 stu- dents almost half turn out for football, and almost as many for basketball. Near- ly 100 students participate in baseball, golf, and other inter-school sports. A sound intra-mural program is also main- tained, and large numbers of the students who do not go out for varsity sports are afforded an opportunity to compete among themselves. From— History of Montgomery Bell Academy by James C. Rule ATHLETICS Robert McNeillv, Assistant Coach; Tommy Owen, Head Coach; and Mrs. Owen, Chief Statistician. FOOTBALL THE 1954 RECORD iM.B.A. 39 EAST 0 M.B.A. 32 COHN 7 M.B.A. 47 WEST 0 M.B.A. 21 SPRINGFIELD 6 M.B.A. 15 CLARKSVILLE 25 M.B.A. 14 DUPONT 7 M.B.A. 32 GALLATIN 13 M.B.A. 20 HILLSBORO 19 M.B.A. 47 CENTRAL 0 M.B.A. 26 RYAN 0 CLINIC BOWL iM.B.A. 20 LITTON 20 THE SQUAD First Dol)son, Liickey, Brooks, Rolfe, Hunter, Drowota, Fennell, Blank, Butler, Thurman, Thweatt, Dishman, Mc- Daniel; second rore— Hurt, Morehead, Minick, Porter, Watson, Frist, R. Brothers, Scales, Crichlow, Nolan, Brown, So- bel, Burkholder, Assistant Coach McNeilly; third rozt;— Holt, Fhoinpson, Strayhorn, Cummins, Williams, Murphree, Coles, Waugh, Husband, Herbert, M. Brothers, Coach Owen, Assistant Coach Curtis. AL L-CITY Norman Minick, All-City Guard pete Thompson, All-City Halfback Jack Herbert, All-City Halfback Rolfe and Thompson break up pass. M.B.A. 39— EAST 0 I M.B.A. opened the football season with an impressive 39-0 P win over East. Jack Herbert was the outstanding player on the field, gaining a total of 263 yards for 29.2 average per try. Her- A bert made the first touchdown of the season on a 70 yard run ‘ ; and soon afterwards scored again on a 93 yard gallop. In the second period the Maroons scored on a pass-lateral play that went from Whit Whitson to Henry Hurt to Mack Rolfe. Whitson climaxed a 68 yard drive in the third quarter by plunging over from the one. Tom Husband fell on an East fumble in their own end zone for the next tally, and Frank Drowota went over for the final score of the game. For the night ' M.B.A. gained a total of 415 behind the blocking of Henry Hurt, Bill Morehead, Norm Minick and John Murphree. Herbert had runs of 70, 93, 21 and 36 yards. Mack Brothers, Captain Andy Coles ' .i.r: 1 M.B.A. 46— WEST 0 M.B.A. breezed to a sweet 46-0 victory over archrival West with seven different players sharing in scoring honors. Watson made the first touchdown on a short plunge; a few minutes later Jack “The Jet” Herbert sped 47 yards around end for the second score of the ball game. Herbert also set up the next touchdown when he intercepted a West pass and returned it to the 33 yard line. Thompson scored from the six. Just before the half ended Frankie Drowota climaxed a 65 yard drive by scoring from the six. In the second half Frist passed 12 yards to Waugh for the fifth touchdown, and Mack Rolfe followed up the recovery of a West fumble by bucking over from the four. The Big Red’s final TD came when Billy Hunter intercepted a West pass and raced 53 yards to the 13. Bill Fennell scored from the three. Whit Watson Frank Burkholder i:- . ,, - Herbert returns punt. Bt Herbert skirts end. CLARKSVILLE 25-M.B.A. 15 A fine Clarksville team handed M.B.A. its only loss of the season by a 25-15 score. Jack Herbert took the opening kickoff on his otvn 15 and returned it to the 36. Seven plays later Pete Thompson scored from the one to give the Maroons an early lead. This was erased almost immediately when Clarksville returned the kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Before the first period was over, M.B.A. had added another touchdown and a safety to run its score to 15 points. In the meantime Clarksville was being held to 26 yards rushing. In the second period Clarksville scored again on 26 yard pass. When the second half began, the Wildcats showed that they were a changed ball club. Using short thrusts through the line to great advantage, they rolled up a touchdown in each of the last two periods. Pete Thompson was the individual M.B.A. star, ending the night with a nine yard average per try. Mac Rolfe Sam Porter M.B.A. 32— GALLATIN 13 A wet field failed to slow down the Big Red as they rolled past previously unbeaten Gallatin 32-13. Gallatin drew first blood as they took advantage of a Maroon fumble on the open- ing kickoff and scored after three plays. A 54 yard drive and a successful conversion put M.B.A. ahead 7-6, and a few minutes later Jack Herbert put the Maroons ahead 12-7 by speeding his way through the entire Gallatin team on a 70-yard punt return. After Gallatin had returned a kickoff for its second score of the game M.B.A. went ahead to stay with two touchdowns before the first half ended. Tommy Frist plunged two yards for the score after a 76 yard drive highlighted by a 30 yard run up the middle by Mack Brothers. The other six-pointer came when Herbert took a flat pass and raced 22 yards. In the second half Thompson scored on a short plunge, and Herbert later added to the score with a 71 yard dash. Thompson rambles for long gain. M. Brothers scampers for touchdown. M.B.A. 47— CENTRAL 0 Behind the fine blocking and running of Mack Brothers and Lite quarterbacking of Whit AVatson, M.B.A. eased by an in- experienced but rugged Central team. M.B.A. was unable to break away for many long gains but the Big Red running game was able to move at will for repeated short gains. Watson scored first on a quarterback sneak and later passed to Watigh to set up another touchdown. Mack Brothers later crashed over from the eight after a Central fumble. Herbert skirted end for another score after Watson had thrown to Henry Hurt on the one. The half ended with M.B.A. enjoying a comfortable 33-0 lead. In the second half everyone on the squad saw action, and the Maroons rolled iq two more touchdowns. The defensive unit was outstanding; (Central was able to muster only two first downs and a total of 37 yards rushing for the night. Peter Scales Frankie Drowota M.B.A. 32— COHN 7 In a game heralded as a battle between two potential candi- dates for the Nashville Interscholastic League AAA crown, M.B.A. scored a convincing win over Cohn High. The ball changed hands several times after the opening kickoff; then Pete Thomjo- son gathered up a Cohn fumble on the 50 yard line and scam- pered to the 17. Two plays later Watson raced nine yards for the tally. Another fumble was followed by another Maroon touchdown; Herbert chalked up the score on a beautiful 34 yard run. The defensive unit stopped a Cohn drive at the end of the first half. After Billy Morehead had recovered another Cohn fumble, Watson spearheaded another drive with Thompson going over for the score. Cohn drove for its only touchdown late in the third period. The last two M.B.A. tallies came on a one yard plunge by Burkholder and a 37 yard pass play from Mack Rolfe to Plenry Hurt. Burkholder dives over for TD. Herbert drives up the middle. M.B.A. 21— SPRINGFIELD 6 Homecoming night at Frank Andrews Field saw M.B.A. score a neat 21-6 victory over long-time rival Springfield. It was the seniors’ last home game, but it was junior fullback and line- backer thank Burkholder who was the standout player on the field. Springfield took advantage of an early Maroon fumble to score the first touchdown of the game. After that it was pretty much all M.B.A., although their opponents never quit battling. On the first play from scrimmage following the Springfield six pointer Pete Thompson took a handoff and raced 61 yards untouched for the first Big Red touchdown of the night. Whit Watson added the extra, and the Maroons were in front to stay. Herbert went over from the one to climax a short drive for the second score, and Russell Brothers capped a 61 yard drive by bulling his way into the end zone for the final touchdown. Strayhorn, Burkholder, Rolfe and John Murphree were out- standing on defense. IIiiNRY Hurt Ivan Brown M.B.A. 14— DUPONT 7 M.B.A.’s defensive unit came through in the clutch as the Big Red spoiled DuPont’s homecoming 14-7. DuPont scored first following Maroon fumble on the 40 yard line. It was not until late in the second quarter that M.B.A. scored its first touchdown. Jack Herbert climaxed a 62 yard drive by going- nine yards for the score. Whit Watson kicked the extra point to tie the score. After that the two teams battled up and down the field for most of the second half. The turning point of the ball game came when a poor DuPont punt wTnt out of bounds on the DtiPoiU 39 yard line. Thompson went for nine, and then Wat- son threw 15 yards to Henry Hurt, who went the remaining 15 yards tintouched. M.B.A.’s defense allowed their opponents only 15 yards rush- ing and one first down in the second half. Herbert circles end for long gain. Rolfe looks for an opening. M.B.A. 20— HILLSBORO 19 The Big Red of M.B.A. had their hands full with a spirited Hillsboro team and needed the aid of a penalty on an all-im- portant extra point try to escape a tie. Hillsboro took the opening kickoff and marched 64 yards for a touchdown without relinquishing the ball. The Maroons struck back swiftly, go- ing 58 yards for a score with Russell Brothers and Jack Herbert leading the way. In the middle of the second quarter Tom Husband fell on a Burro fumble at the M.B.A. 37, and eight plays later Pete Thompson threw to Whitney Waugh standing in the end zone. The try for the extra point was blocked. Before the half ended, Hillsboro passed to tie the score 13-13. M.B.A. scored quickly in the third quarter with Watson buck- ing over from the one. This set the stage for the final, agonizing Hillsboro drive. Taking ‘six and one-half minutes, the Burros finally pushed the ball across on straight power plays. The try for the tieing extra point was good, but a penalty erased the score and put the ball back 15 yards, where a desperation pass failed. Waugh snags partly deflected pass for TD. John Murphree M.B.A. 26— RYAN 0 M.B.A. deieated Ryan 26 to 0 to tie Litton £or the AAA crown. The first score came in the latter part of the first period. Jack Herbert raced 30 yards with a punt to set it up, and four plays later Pete Thompson went over for the score. Watson added the extra to make the score 7-0, the half-time score. The next score came on a 14 yard pass from Watson to Whitney Waugh, climaxing an 83 yard drive. Later on in the half M.B.A. moved the ball 75 yards in six plays to score the third touchdown of the game, and just a few minutes later Norm Minick broke through the Ryan line, blocked a punt, scooped it up and raced 42 yards for the final six points. Russell Brothers gained 137 yards rushing to lead the of- fense, and Minick, McDaniel, Porter, Rolfe and Burkholder were all standouts on defense. J 46 •( t 4 •y ■v ' r ' i4 i? -j ' - Russell Brothers goes for a long gain in the Clinic Bowl game behind the blocking of Billy Morehead and Norman Minick. M.B.A. 20— CLINIC BOWL— LITTON 20 The season ended with M.B.A. encountering Litton in what had been billed as a natural since before the season started. The two giants of the NIL meet in the annual Clinic Bowl game to decide the AAA champion. Litton received the opening kickoff and started a drive which carried to the M.B.A. 15 yardline where A1 Strayhorn intercepted a pass. From that point M.B.A. marched 85 yards to score with Watson, Herbert and Russell Brothers leading the way. Herbert made the last 28 yards on a slant through the left side of the Litton line. After Litton scored, both defenses tightened, and the score did not change until just before the half ended. It was then that Watson and Her- bert collaborated to pull the outstanding play of the game. With only 39 seconds left Watson dodged three Lion pursuers and heaved a 50 yard pass to Herbert, who caught the ball at full speed, stumbled, and then re gained his foot- ing to outrun all of the defense. M.B.A. scored in four plays after the second half started to go ahead 20-7. Watson made the last 34 yards behind beautiful blocking. Litton then took charge of the offensive game and drove for two touchdowns to knot the score 20-20. The game ended with Litton trying desperately to push across the winning score. Parish, Rarr; second rott;— Lightfoot, [cGiigin. T. Miirphrcc; third roxv—l )bs, Elam, Eart, B. Smith. THE JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM THE MICROBE FOOTBALL TEAM First Min ray, Sloan. .Adams. Porter, Greer, McGarr, Pickel, Wise, Raiford, Clements, King. McClellen. Iverlett, Burch, Stevens, Steber, Assistant Coach Chickey. -KTi First row—Keed, W. McDoiigall, Rolfe, Overall, Hunt; second ?or4;— Frist, M. Brothers, Captain Cooney, E. G. Smith, Brooks, Coach Jim Rule. TENNIS No school in N. I. L. history has so dominated one sport as M.B.A. has tennis, capturing ten consecutive team titles without loss of a single match. Coach Jim Rule again saw his team have a very successful year. The first six— Capt. Dick Anderson, John Craig, E. G. Smith, Hayes Cooney, Glenn Brooks, and Mack Brothers —along with Ted Duncan, Brad Reed, Sam Hunt, Wylie McDougall, and Jim Overall made up the Maroon Team. A loss of his first two players will cause Mr. Rule to do some rebuild- ing but with an abundance of experienced play- ers he is sure to have another championship team. Once again the city tournament was domi- nated by M.B.A. , John Craig coming forward surprisingly to take the “A’’ division. Hayes Cooney defeated teammate Glenn Brooks to take the “B’’ division title. In their ten years of play the Big Red teams have compiled a record of 178 wins, 13 losses, 1 tie. THE 1953-54 RECORD Won 18 Lost 2 Tied I THE SQUAD Front )0U’-M. Brothers, Hunter, Frist, Rolfe, Holt; back rote-Strayhorn, Hurt, Watson, P. Williams, Thompson, I. Brown, Teas. THE BASKETBAU- RECORD M.B.A. M.B.A. M.B.A. M.B.A. M.B.A. M.B.A. 53 Alumni 54 55 Clarksville . . . . 45 48 T.P.S 43 61 B.G.A 45 52 Cohn 57 64 Ryan 61 36 West 46 .65 Lipscomb . . . 45 .61 North 40 59 Peabody 50 50 Ryan 52 60 Lanier 40 M.B.A. 71 North 54 M.B.A. 51 West 47 M.B.A. . 55 Howard 56 M.B.A. 35 Lipscomb . . . . 29 M.B.A. 56 B.G.A 42 M.B.A. 69 Howard 54 M.B.A. 58 T.P.S 38 THE 18TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT M.B.A. 54 Lipscomb . . . 46 M.B.A. 45 Howard 48 M.B.A.’s basketball team, due to a long foot- ball season, started the season slowly. They met defeat at the hands of the Alumni in a warm-up game after four days of practice, but surged back with victories over Clarksville, T.P.S., and B.G.A. Then Cohn, with a very impressive rec- ord, gave the Maroons their second loss. M.B.A. then downed Father Ryan to secure a 4-1 record. The team then met West at West and there suffered another defeat, but rebounded strongly with wins over Lipscomb, North, Peabody, and Cohn. The Big Red then suffered a heart- breaking loss to Father Ryan. The following day they won over a highly regarded team of Sidney Lanier High School of Montgomery, Alabama. The Big Red had successive victories over North and West, but lost a thriller to Howard. They marched on to wins over B.G.A., Howard, and T.P.S. to enter the 18th district tourna- ment. Coaches and varsity huddle during a time out. ■■■ Microbes Burch, Stevens, Sloan and Husband help upset Harpeth Valley ' A: First rozr— Drowota. Dale, Murphrec, Foxall, Creagh, Gerald. Clements; second row— Coach McXeilly, Duke, Oman, Wal lace, Marshall, Rackard, D. Williams, Cecil. THE JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM THE MICROBE BASKETBALL TEAM First roze— Gillespie. Jewell, Davis, McClellan. Steber; second roze— Hardison. Crowell, Bass, Burch; third rozz;— Raiford, Husband, Sloan. Clements. Stevens, Coach Norman. First roT ;— Charlie Beatty, John McDougall, Bill Fennell, Billy Hunter; second roii;— Mac Rolfe, Pete Thompson, Jack Herbert, Jimmy Gardner, Jim Thurman; third roii;— Coach Tommy Owen, Russell Brothers, Whitney Waugh, Henry Hurt, John Craig, Courtney Marshall, A1 Strayhorn. Coach Tommy Owen, with a host oi returning lettermen, promises to have one of the most powerful track teams in the state this year. Returning is star sprinter Jack Herbert, who is out to set the 100 and 220 yard records. Pete Thompson will also have his eye on the low and high hurdle records. Other returnees include in the high hurdles. Mack Rolfe, and Jimmy Gardner; sprinter Bill Fennell, Norman Minick, Don Chickey, Jim Thurman, and Billy Hunter; in the field events, Russell Brothers, Henry Hurt, Bill Epps, and Whitney Waugh; in the distance running, A1 Strayhorn and Chuck Beatty. Last year M.B.A. in their first appearance in track showed up very impressively. The team won the BANNER relays, the district contest, but lost the regional by 2 5 of a point. First rou;— Butler, Drowota, Morehead, D. Martin, Sullivan, McIntosh, Manager Overton; second roit;— Brown, Williams, Husband, Watson, C. Rolfe, J. Martin, Coles, Pfeiffer, Coach McNeilly. BASEBALL After a mediocre season last year, with a record of four wins and five losses, M.B.A.’s baseball team hopes for a better year on the diamond in 1955. With returning letterman Whit Watson, Dickie Sullivan, Phil Williams, Frankie Drowota, Tom Husband, Dickie Martin, Ivan Brown, Tom Frist, Jack Butler, and Andy Coles, along with several newcomers on hand, all positions on the team should be capably filled. With good fielding and heavy hitting M.B.A. should, under the guidance of Coach Jerry Fridrich, enjoy one of its most successful seasons. sr J. Barksdale NToDaniel Foxall M. B. A. is looking for its fourth N. I. L. title in 6 years of golf play. The team has three lettermen returning from last year ' s squad, which finished third in the N. I. L. Captain Butch McDaniels will lead the team, along with Buddy Foxall and John Barksdale. Newcomers to the team will feature D. ' V. Johnson, George McGugin, and Fletcher Eyster. Johnson and Eyster played some golf last year while McGugin, who is only a freshman, gave a good ac- count of himself by finishing 15th in the T. S. S. A. A. last year. The team of last year had a 7-2-1 record, and with other schools like East and Ryan losing their best players by graduation, M. B. A. is a good bet to grab the N. I. L. Golf Championship. The team plans to go to Chattanooga to play in Southern Junior this spring. All matches will be played at McCabe Golf Course on Mondays and Wednesdays. Dr. Sager serves as our coach and advisor. I ' i, I ■ ' ■ ‘T The courage and resources of individual citizens of Nashville made possible their triumph over adversities, and the schools from which Montgomery Bell Academy developed lasted through more than a cen- tury. The continuity was made possible largely through the vision, courage, ener- gy, and iniative of the trustees of these institutions, a chain of succession reach- ing from the leaders among the earliest settlers to men of the same type today. These men, after each adversity, managed to continue, or to rebuild upon old foun- dations, a monument to the foresig ht of the first comers, who sought to make Nashville an educational center worthy of their offspring. From— Histoiy of Montgomery Bell Academy by James C. Rule FEATURES !9m JUDY SAWYER Monitor Sponsor for Ben Dishma n -=» f . MARTHA LASLEY L.? Baseball Sponsor for Jack Butler r ' rt ' trr; BETTY LACKEY r Track Sponsor for Jack Herbert 7it-s :s::n PAULA DAVIS Monitor Sponsor for Bill Fennell irr AL-igLA g. V . .L ilk- EDWARD BLANK Biggest Bull Artist |!S§i ' I!i i ' ' . T -CV.. •. ci ■ ' P.7 V ' r ON THE WILL li ' : ' J ' i. ' ' -ii?! DON GOODMAN Wittiest BILL BRADFORD Biggest Social Lion •Asr- ’ _3L ■ ■ SAM PORTER B ' ggest Gold Bncit AL STRAYHORN Best Looking EDDIE HOLT Most Popular WARREN DAVIS Most Intelligent BILL FENNELL Best Dressed MACK BROTHERS Most Likely to Succeed PETE THOMPSON Most Athletic WHITNEY WAUGH Most in Love ON THE HILL . . .%■ % = If Left to ng j Linda Christie, Jim Overall. Lou Cowan, Ann Huddleston, Jack Welch, Lissa Luton, Harriette Husband Harry Lawson, and Linda Lackey. CHEERLEADERS 1 4 4 1 jHE M omecoming ueen Miss Anne Huddleston, Queen of homecoming 1954, and her escort Mack Brothers, Captain of the foot- ball team. HOMECOMING QUEEN AND ATTENDANTS Members of the court and their escorts are fn Mack Brothers, Betty Lackey, and John Teas. Compliments of EQUITABLE SECURITIES CORPORATION ☆ CALENDAR September 1. School starts, Mrs. Bitzer does not give test. 2. Seniors receive two English hour test. 5. Miss Fontaine finds out Butler, Watson, Morehead, and Cummins in same class and resigns. 7. Large Spanish class; small Bible class. 8. Large Bible class; small Spanish class. 11. Fair comes; Morehead and Butler star in colored act. 15. Dr. Sager declares that the annual cannot be dedicated to Cleveland. 21. Watson refuses to take Mr. Younger’s test. 25. East Nashville group persuades Watson to take test. 28. Senior room to open soon. — Compliments of C. M. HUNT COMPANY " iVe Serve " ★ 1014 Nashville Trust Bldg. 5-7712 5-7713 " the milk you like to drink” 5-5637 CALENDAR October 1. Monitors elected. 3. Dr. Sager tries to find out who gave him 5 demerits. 5. Porter kicked out of Trig class for barking at Cooney. 6. Burkholder finds out there is something be- sides football. 9. Mamie kills fly. II. Herbert begs army to let him finish high school. 13. Nolan swears there was a fly in his ham- burger. 15. Blank opens his mouth to say something in study hall. 18. Three people and a chair missing from study hall. 20. Senior room to open soon. JAMES F. WALSH PLUMBING CO. 1912 Church Street Tel. 6-1651 Estsbihhed 18S8 Phillips Buttorff Manufacturing Co. Manufacturers, Importers, Jobbers of Stoves, Furnaces, Air-Conditioners Home Wares Institutional Equipment 217-23 Third Avenue, North BRANSFORD, SHARP AND COMPANY ★ General Insurance ★ 421 Union Street CALENDAR November 1. Dobson seen making a little. 3. Thursday— Strayhorn prunes. 5. M.B.A. ties Litton in the Clinic Bowl. 7. ' Nashville Tennessean closed. 8. Senior room to open soon. 11. Butler calls senior meeting behind gym. 13. Students cheer; Dr. Sager leaves school for a week. 17. Dr. Sager returns; spring house is only building remaining. 21. Cuimnins tries to donate blood to Red Cross. 23. Cummins refused; Red Cross won’t accept 90 proof blood. CALENDAR December 1. Students appear happier, as Chrismas holi- days near. 1. Brooks, Fennell, Thurman given football “live meat” awards. 6. Boys with goodies found behind gym. 7. Senior room to open soon. 9. Brothers and Porter go to Jackson to Hi-Y convention. 11. Minick’s new business phone number is 8-4217— (The Highway Pup). 12. Broth ' rs and Porter swear, “never again. " 1.5. Coleman makes $18.50 on Physics motors. 20. 187 coaches mourn as Herbert signs with Vanderbilt. 21. School declares “Grimy Day.” 22. Holt wins first prize for dressing nasty. the souths IIRGEST HOME TURN IS HERS 411-415 Broadway .Phone 6-6603 milk JERSEY FARMS in bottles and in cartons NAIHVILLI. HNN. t FHONI ComplimenU of F. W. Woolworth Stores CALENDAR WILSON-QUICK January PHARMACIES 3. Many sterling seniors come to school with big red eyes. 5. Local department stores puzzled as legs of mannequins found missing. 8. Coach promises letter jackets soon. Prescription Specialist County Wide tree Delivery 6 Stores to Serve You 12. Mrs. B. warns seniors to start studying for exams. Charge Accounts Invited 15. Baffled department stores find missing legs hidden in Herbert’s hair. Legs are taken back. 16. Butler has hair rubbed off leg. 18. Quimby missing from school; brother shows up. “Hey Peter, where’s Quimby?’’ 20. Senior room opens! ! ! 21. Holiday! REAL ESTATE LOANS Apartment — Residential Business Properties Long Terms Low Interest Rates 24. Night watchman reports boiler room door tampered with. FIRST MORTGAGE CO. 27. Mysterious goings on in boiler room. 410 Union Street 28. Federal agents raid boiler room; Chickey indicted as moonshiner. E. E. MURRAY. President FLOYD H. ADAMS, Vice-President W. L. WHITAKER, Secretary-Treasurer CALENDAR February ★ 1. Minick requests cigarette vendor and ice- box in senior room. 5. Basketball punctured; Coles volunteers serv- AMBROSE ices. 7. Goodman trains for Golden Gloves in 1491b. class. PRINTING 9. All entrants of 1191b. class quit. 12. Brothers requests “tinkle-quarter’’ machine for senior room. COMPANY 17. Blank and Cooney open mouths at same time. 18. Blank and Cooney both missing. ★ 21. Waugh breaks out his barbells as T-shirt weather nears. 25. Three general science boys found locked in lab., have lived three days on silver nitrate and pendulum ball mixture. B. H. STIEF JEWELRY COMPANY 214 Sixth Avenue, North Jewelers Since 18S9 ALLOWAY BROTHERS COMPANY Table Test 99® Poultry Fresh Meats For Your Winter Protection PERMA-SHADE ALUMINUM AWNINGS ORNAMENTAL IRON VENETIAN BLINDS NASHVILLE TENT AWNING COMPANY Compliments of FIFTH AVENUE KRESS Complimenis of C. P. Cooney and Brother CALENDAR March 1. Cord from Thweatt’s door to school broken by wind. 2. Thweatt found on Higtiway 100. 5. Mrs. Sager tells Cooney he is barking up the wrong tree. 8. Teas overjoyed; promised Civitan medal by Mrs. Campbell. 10. Four students blinded as Beatty and Dr. Sager talk together. H. Burkholder and Hurt pitch tents on Robin Hill Road. 17. Mr. Winstead amazed as water turns blue when mixed with ink. 19. Brothers pays Porter and Burkholder nickel debts. 23. Potter and Burkholder buy new car. 27. Holt angers Hunt; Holt seen lying in gutter severely beaten. CompUmenis of PRECISION PARTS CORPORATION Manufacturers of PRECISION FOLDING STAIRWAYS PRECISION SUMP PUMPS 402 N. First Street Nashville, Tenn. Compliments of M. P. BROTHERS CO. DOBSON-HICKS COMPANY NO Second Avenue, North Seeds See the best of good motion pictures In a dignified atmosphere of quiet comfort at the BEAUTIFUL BELLE MEADE THEATRE CROSS KE YS INGRAM OIL RESTAURANTS REFINING COMPANY Petroleum Products Refiners V’ ATLANTA, GA. — NASHVILLE. TENN. Transporters Marketers HARLEY-HOLT CO. 63rd Avenue and Centennial Blvd. Telephone 9-8551 Furniture Appliances Floor Coverings Television CALENDAR April 1. Goodman leaves weeds at home for once. 2. April Fool I 1 I Compliments of 3. No one at basketball game Friday night as the “Rear Window” comes to town. 11. Salesman comes to sell class rings. OMAN 12. Rings cost 25 , two Wheaties box-tops, and a Sky King card. 13. Mr. Rule writes answer to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” CONSTRUCTION 18. Paper staff announces first issue will be out before school is out. 21. Letter jackets come in time to put in moth- balls. COMPANY 2.5. Mrs. B. tells seniors to start studying for exams. 29. Davis complains to Dr. Sager as he makes 98 on Spanish exam. Compliments of FRIENDS OF M. B. A. Let Jean Sardou Portraits record all the important events in your life Jean Sardou Studio 5th Floor Caim-Slom Co. W. G. BUSH CO. T. L HERBERT CO. McWhorter, weaver co. Brick — Builders Supplies — Appliances 6-4101 42-2655 CALENDAR May 1. Key Club convention held in Chattanooga. 2. Porter and Brothers seen headed toward Memphis. 4. Little girl disappointed to find out Holt isn’t really Buck Rogers. 7. Epps comes to school with two broken legs and fractured skull. 8. Epps passes Naval physical test. 10. McCarthy investigates Navy. 15. Big four coaching staff meeting— Owen, Cur- tis, McNeilly, Thompson. 19. Exams to come soon. 21. Dr. Sager won’t let Goodman bring mirror to exams. 27. Seniors start studying for exams. 29. Paper to come out today! 1 ! HOWARD JOHNSON RESTAURANTS Landmark for Hungry Americans " The Bright Orange Roof " Two Convenient Locations Dickerson Road Murfreesboro Road Twenty-eight Flavors Ice-Cream TEIXFMONB 4Z-04M kc. PACKERS-PROCESSORS FANCY POULTRY-INFERTILE EGGS OEOROe M. BLACKBURN. JR. PRESIDENT FOURTH AND PEABODY Tteu uAiUc. CALENDAR June 1. Looks like we may pass. 2. If we do, Daytona Beach is in trouble. 3. See ya’ in college . . . Maybe. ..Ill THE END LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1955 To Whom It May Concern: We, the Senior Class of 1955 of Montgomery Bell Academy, being wholly irrational, irresponsible, men- tally deficient, and otherwise unbalanced, do hereby acknowledge, avow, and make known this our last incoherent, irrevocable, inadequate, indisputable, in- tolerable will and testament. If this document, either wholly or in part, is not fulfilled, carried out, or ad- ministered to the last detail, may the Junior Class forever be plagued with Senior English. The ensuing bequests are the last faint words uttered individually by the deceased Senior Class in the final moments of its delirium. Jack “Jock” Allen leaves his brown with all the faculty to Russell Brothers. John “Hawk ' Barksdale leaves his slew feet to Tom Frist. Charlie “Gleamer’’ Beatty leaves his sparkling glow to Philip Boyd. Edward “Mouth’’ Blank leaves his mouth to Dr. Sager to be used as a new auditorium. Bill “Cute Little Brown Eyes” Bradford leaves Jo Anne to Billy Hunter. Glenn “Nub” Brooks leaves his brown with Dr. Sager to Billy Morehead. Mack “Mooch” Brothers leaves his nickle debts behind. Todd “Eyes” Burwell leaves his horn rimmed glasses to E. G. Smith. Jack “Boaz” Butler leaves his good buddies Hugh and Cleave. Fred “Hoppy” Cassetty leaves pony to Mack Rolfe. Don “Dago” Chickey leaves his Central girls to Buddy Rackard. W. A. “Pugo” Coleman leaves his grease gun to Larry Roberts. Andy “Grunita” Coles leaves his choice of good food to anyone who would be crazy enough to eat it. Hayes “Art Kitty” Cooney leaves this mangy an- nual to the furnace. Bob “Shapie” Crichlow leaves his ability with the women and his fine physique to Willie Sutton. Richard “Chin” Cummins leaves for the Okla- homa oil wells. Warren “Red” Davis leaves his tremendous build to Guy Travis. Ben “Dishpan” Dishman leaves his book “How To Win Friends, Etc.” to Dr. Sager. John “Grinny” Dobson leaves anything he can’t take with him, which is nothing but a smile for Heni-y Hurt. Ted “Cruso” Duncan leaves his tennis racket to Ned Overton. Gowen “Doc” Elliott leaves his slim trim to Thur- man McLean. Fletcher “Fletch” Eyster leaves his parking spots to Dick Sullivan. Bill “Wiper” Fennell leaves, after mistaking the administration for a hub cap. Jimmy “Ruben” Gardner leaves his nose to Stephen George. Sam “Skinny” Glover leaves his cue stick to “Peaches” Kellam. Donald “Goody” Goodman leaves his goodies to Jim Rule. Fletcher “Fletch’’ Harvey leaves his gold tooth to Fort Knox. Jack “Pop” Herbert leaves his class medals to Frank Burkholder. Eddie “Popo” Holt leaves this world for you know where. Sam “Termie” Hunt leaves his biceps to John McDougal. Donald “Christine” Jackson leaves his build to Lillard Walker. D. V. “C. V.” Johnson leaves his Spanish helpers to Harry Lawson. John “Cordo” keister leaves Joe Dickinson his coordination. Joe “Nowhere” Luckey leaves as a big gust of wind hits campus. Vincent “Vinnie” Maddox leaves his excess hair to “the good Dr.” Butch “Mule” McDaniel leaves dragging. Harlan “Head” Miller leaves his head for the World Fair. Norman “Rummy” Minick leaves his glass skirt to Phil Williams. John “Cargo” Nolan leaves his muscles to Caleb Wallwork. Jim “Nose” Overall leaves his potato to Mamie. Sam “Sup” Porter leaves his gold-bricking ability to Whit Watson. Ben “Beaver” Robbins leaves his book South-East Passage, to Mrs. Campbell. Peter “Stud” Scales leaves his fuel pump to Runcie Clements. A1 “Vege” Stray horn leaves his pruning fork to Ouimby Seawell. John “Onion” Teas leaves his head with the ham- burgers and pickles. Pete “Kip” Thompson leaves his athletic ability to Sam Boyer. John “Simple Simon” Thweatt leaves his compass to anyone who loses his way. Charlie “Sabu” Trimble leaves his ears to Teemas Herbert. Whitney “Eli” Waugh leaves his barbells to Lillard Walker. Jack “Nancy” Welch leaves his cheerleading job to Sam Vail. Lon Foster “Tooth” West leaves the tooth for Andy Spelta. Burt “Brawny Burt“ Williams leaves because one Williams is enough. We the Senior Class, at this auspicious and mo- mentous occasion, do hereby and hereon name as executor of this will the honorable Blue Larue. Hav- ing declared, edited, and published this most valuable document upon this one scroll, we do hereby sub- scribe our own names as a means of fortifying the above statements and to prevent contention and dis- agreement among our beneficiaries. The Senior Class

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