Mount Vernon High School - Surveyor Yearbook (Alexandria, VA)

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yJSk ' A .. ••? ■ ggSfii XV vife $?V =■$§ ;v w ¥» ' : ! is Published by the Student My Koute One Alexandria. Virginia TOMMY FLOWERS, Editor -in- Chief BETTY FLYNN, Business Manager Jalle ef fonfents School and Faculty Cl asses Activities Features Atliletics Advertisements As we look back over the past year, we are reminded of many nnforgetable moments and happy experiences. We, who are seniors, look hack upon four years filled with fond remembrances of friendships deeply rooted and lives well lived. These friends with whom we have lived, worked, shared joys and sorrows, played, dreamed, and talked of things to come are indelibly written into the pattern of our lives. The Surveyor will help to keep alive the flame and spirit of these years and will become a source of keen enjoyment as we confidently turn our steps to the future. Some of us have been in the school for only a short time, while others have been at Mount Vernon for a considerable period. Each of us, however, has gained much that will be carried through life and the many experiences together will be cherished eternally. The world is calling us to service. There is much to be done which requires the efforts of a well-balanced, wholesome personality. Our years spent at Mount Vernon have helped to fit us for this work and their influence in our lives has contributed much towards inciting and moulding our ideals and ambitions. Our Surveyor will always keep the experiences of these years, with their joys and aspirations, dear to our memory and give us strength as we traverse the uncertain pathways of the future. The Students of Mount Vernon Hi|h School with the deepest admiration and sincere gratitude dedicate THE SURVEYOR to Harr$ A. Lee This year, we have chosen to honor a member of the faculty—for his untiring zeal in directing our campus athletics, for his untold hours spent with the boys upon the football field, and for the enthusiasm he endowed upon the school and com¬ munity, and for his football team which once again has brought victory and honor to our Alma Mater. Then come basketball and track—although he did not coach these two sports he gave them able support, and last but not least, he coached another victorious nine upon the baseball field. His ability as a conversationalist and humorist has delighted many throughout the school and community, and we feel that his inspiring contributions day after day, merit him special recognition. OUR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES Principals Offi :ice OUR SUPERINTENDENT mamagm BHH Wilbert T. Woodson Superintendent of Schools Fairfax County Fairfax, Virginia OUR PRINCIPAL Melvin B. Landes Principal A.B., McPherson College Post-graduate at Madison College d9h Anne Roselyn Bane B.A., Radford College Peabody Conservatory E nglish—Span ish Elsie Jean Boschert B.S., Delta State Teachers College Social Studies—Ch em istry Mabel DeVault Junior Adviser A.B., Emory and Henry College University of Virginia E n glish—L at in Natalie J. Disbrow B.A., M.A., University of California University of Virginia American History—World History Public Speaking Rebecca Engleman B.A., Mary Washington College E nglish—Spanish Mary Alice Gotimer B.A., St. Joseph’s College St. John’s University Hunter College English—Social Studies Alice E. Hatch Visiting Teacher A.B., Brigham Young University Harry A. Lee Athletic Director—Head Coach B.A., Furman University Physical Education Lucy Jane Lowman Head of Commercial Department B.S., Radford College Shorthand—Typing John H. Moore B.S., Oklahoma State Teachers College Mathematics—Physical Education Frank E. Morse A.B., M.A., Oberlin College Howard College American History—American Government Clara Elizabeth Mergler Director of Guidance B.S., Radford College George Washington University Geometry - 1101 - faculty Mildred McKee B.A., Emory and Henry College Columbia University General Science Lenore L. Pingley A.B., M.A., Berea College University of Kentucky Physics—Algebra Mariamna Rainey B.S:, Radford State Teachers College University of Virginia George Washington University English Marjory Rea Librarian B.S., University of Virginia Averett College Library Science Purcell M. Robertson B.S., Radford College George Washington University Home Economics Clara B. Robison B.S., Madison College Mathematics Hattie G. Quinley Freshman Coordinator B.S., Radford College Virginia Intermont College Social Studies Frances Kuhn Turner B.S., Radford College Typing—Business Mathematics Business Teacher—Secretary to Principal Polly Waid Girls’ Physical Education Director B.S., Radford College Physical Education Mary Ruth Williams B.S., Radford College Business English—Bookkeeping Salesmanship—General Business Josephine Wood Sophomore Adviser B.S., College of William and Mary Averett College George Washington University Biology — Girls’ Physical Education Reba Woodbridge B.S., Averett College George Washington University Home Economics ■l 11 Y 1. In the shade of the old pine tree. 6 . 2. The stadium in the background. 7. 3. Call " Ripley.” 8. 4. Ira’s " Faith” at stake. 9 . 5. The toilers. 10. (censored) See Joe Holmes for reference. Betty you’re all wet! This is Earl. Sucker! The Rogue’s Gallery. 11. Hubba Hubba! 12. A beach boy. 13. One of the Jones boys. 14. The morning after the night before. 15. Maggie the Moocher. j I 12 V Margaret Ann Ramsey and Joe Holmes voted the “most original” take pleasure in presenting the classes of our Alma Mater. asses Officers, left to right. B. Jaynes, M. Butler, J. Holmes, I. Schwarz, Miss Rea In the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and forty-two, a group of one hundred and forty-six, curious and uncertain youths, assembled at Mt. Vernon High School to assume their role as Freshmen. They were very eager for the knowledge which Mt. Vernon High School could impart to them and they came from various sections of the county, such as Lorton, Groveton, Franconia, and Mt. Vernon. During " Freshman Orientation Week” the Freshmen became acquainted with both faculty and fellow stu¬ dents. Then a day was set aside to elect their class officers. The class was led by President, Joe Holmes; Vice-Pres¬ ident, Edgar Looney; Secretary, Faith MacDonald; and Treasurer, Maxine Dixon. Alfred Jarden was the Judicial member of Student Government. During the Freshman year the class was deeply touched and grieved by the loss of one of their classmates, Doris Baumback. The two most eventful days were: the Christmas party and the hike on Columbus day to the home of George Washington. As sophomores the class was again under the competent leadership of president Joe Holmes. The other officers included vice-president, Joe Collins; secretary, Betty Lee Jaynes; and treasurer, Maxine Dixon. This year the sophomores were guided through nine months of tempestuous training by which each became more skilled and more aware of the nearness of his completion of high school. The following year Joe Holmes was re-elected for the third year as president; vice-president, Bob Baumann; secretary, Dorothy White; and treasurer, Betty Lee Jaynes. Joe Collins was the Judicial member of Student Gov¬ ernment. The class helped to maneuver a very successful Junior-Senior Prom. This was the most eventful day of the year. At last in September, 1945, the height of their desires was finally reached because they had become Seniors. Joe Holmes was elected President for the fourth time. The other officers are Ira Schwarz, vice-president; Marion Butler, secretary; and Betty Lee Jaynes, treasurer. The Student Government officers were elected from this class. President, Joe Collins: vice-president, Ira Schwarz; secretary, Dorothy White; and treasurer, Betty Lee Jaynes. Bernice Cook was the Judicial member. During this year a new club was organized at Mt. Vernon, The Lawrence Washington Chapter of the National Honor Society. The officers who are Seniors: president, Lucille Painter; vice-president, Dorothy White; secretary, Mary Alice Cutheral; and treasurer, Audrey Shifflett. In addition, Tommy Flowers was Editor of The Surveyor and Jeanette Wheelock, Editor of Em Vee Hi. An eventful day of the year, which had become a tradition of the school, Sadie Hawkins’ Day. Two Seniors were winners in this contest as Daisy Mae and Lil’ Abner. As " Daisy Mae,” Dorothy White and Lil’ Abner, Ira Schwartz. The most eventful day of the year was the Junior-Senior Prom, a day for which every Senior awaits. Thus, four of the happiest years of their lives were spent in high school. Nothing is so priceless as the pleasant memories of those four years. Therefore, best wishes go to every member of this graduating class, no matter what may be his destiny. d 14b THE 1946 Eleanor Lorraine Alexander Selma Jean Anderson Francis Robert Baumann Alvin Carlton Benkleman Hfnry Ellsworth Bennett James Harper Burkholder Marian Marie Butler Albert Stephen Clark i I Alma June Claytor Joseph Lewis Collins SURVEYOR J 15 j Irene Bernice Cook Robert George Cooke Claude Hamilton Crump Earnest Handy Curtis Nancy Elizabeth Doughton Dorothy Savilla Duncan Joseph Miller Dunivin Mabel Elizabeth Duvall i 16 E THE 1946 Walter Madison Flinchum Thomas Earl Flowers ♦ Elizabeth Cadell Flynn Grace Gelling Virginia Leen Farrar Helen Foretta Fisher Caton Augustine Hall Marian Eloise Hardbower Romona Fee Harley Barbara Fay Hicks SURVEYOR -{17 F Edith Marie Higgins Willie Lee Holliday Joseph Page Holmes Billy Gene Holt Peggy Rosina Howell Thomas Richard Hunt Lillian Mae Hutchinson Betty Lee Jaynes Richard Donald Hook Thelma Marie Hook { 18 V THE 1946 Faith Estelle MacDonald Herbert Clyde Melvin Arthur Lynwood Nalls Betty Mae Norfolk " {19 ) ■ Annette Fay Millard Marilyn Evelyn Moshier Lois Virginia Munday Edward Clinton Murphy SURVEYOR Josephine Theodore Orndorff Bonnie Jean Overly Lucille Irene Painter Peggy Panagos Norma Leverne Peterson Betty Lee Petitt Beulah Phelps Earl Donald Proffitt Constance Ray Pugh Margaret Ann Ramsey J2CD THE 1946 : Hervey Guernsey Rice Kenneth Jeter Rose Nina Mae Saffelle Ira Norton Schwarz Charles William Simms Rowena Mildred Simpson Robert Franklin Skrinski J 21 y Mansefield Royce Steidel Geraldine Carolyn Shackleford Audrey Juanita Shiflett SURVEYOR THE 1946 oensot Patricia Ellen Sullivan Jean Estelle Talbot Carol Marion Thomas Natitaneil Elywood Timmons Hancil Allison Timmons Edna Swinton VanInwegen Jack Weldon Wagner Katherine Stillman Walker Rosalie Webster Robert Eugene Wieland S 22 K Jeanette Hope Wheelock Dorothy White Jeanne Delores White Joyce Marian White surveyor ■{ 23 }- Dorothy White and Joe Collins took the school by storm to hold the titles of “most intelligent” and “most dependable”. It’s no wonder Betty Woodyard and Tommy Flowers have that cocky grin—- they are Mt. Vernon’s best looking two¬ some. No doubt you will agree that no two people could have been voted as the “wittiest” except Peggy Panagos and John Onillan. I 24 P Always the best foot forward, won the title of “best all ’round” for Joe Holmes and Peggy Panagos. Athletics always find Rosina Howell and “Blossom” Flowers in the groove, that’s why they were named “most athletic”. The “happiest” couple at Mt. Vernon are none other than Peggy Panagos and Boh Baumann. d 25 F Officers, left to right : Miss DeVault, M. Mays, R. Stewart, P. Manning, W. Dodson Who among us can ever forget that day back in 1943 when 158 of us entered Mount Vernon High as Freshmen? The difficulty in finding our classrooms, the cold stares of upperclassmen, the election of our officers, our trip to Mount Vernon and our beginning year. We became organized under the leadership of Keith Wiley as president; Mary E. Mays, vice-president; Alberta Coffey, secretary; Charles Hewitt, treasurer, and Mrs. Quinley as Class Sponser. The next year found us having a little harder time living up to the name of Sophomore, but under the guidance of Pat O’Flaherty, presi¬ dent; Bucky Rudderforth, vice-president; Vilma Davis, secretary; Jerry Welch, treasurer, and Mrs. Robertson as Sponsor we came through triumphantly. Our chief social function that year was a Christmas Party. All of which brings us up to date as dignified Juniors under the guidance of Patsy Manning, president; Rodney Stewart, vice-president; Mary E. Mays, secretary; Warren Dodson, treasurer; and Miss DeVault, Class Sponsor. We are all eagerly awaiting our first Junior- Senior Prom and that June day in ’47 when our history at Mount Vernon will be completed. 5 26 y THE 19 4 6 First row Joseph Alexander Eileen Arick Vernon Beach Carolyn Bevis Delores Blunt Martha Boyd Second row Margaret Buckman David Carter Mary Ellen Clark William Clark Alberta Coffey Charlotte Cole Third row Robert Cole Ethel Cone Sam Craig Vilma Davis Geneva Dodd Doris Dodson Fourth roiv Warren Dodson Betty Dooley Margaret Duvalt Henry Dwyer Elva Englispi Edna Ennis ivy Fifth roiv Robert Fenimore Lorraine Flammer Lynn Fleenor Ellen Flinchum Marion Frank Helen Frye Sixth row Gloria Gardiner Lorraine Gardinier Charles Gordon Rose Marie Harper ; U R V E Y O R First rozv James Harris Robert Haug Harold Hartman Patsy Harvey Amber Henry Charles Hewitt Second row William Hicks Roberta Hoppe Mildred Howell Ruth Jones Anna Kaiser Sue King Third row LaJuan Koerner Donald Koppenheffer Betty Lambert Brooke Layton Patricia Leary Herbert Leisner Fourth rozv Thelma Leith Virginia Liming Patsy Manning Mary Ella Mays Connie Miller Gordon Miller Sixth rozv Everett Nelson Gloria Newman Patsy O’Flaherty Eddie Painter THE 1946 Fifth rozv James Miller Norma Mitch el Irene Morrison Frances Munday Richard Murphy Marie Murray First row Maxine Painter Gus Panagos Nancy Parrish Mary Pegelow Allyn Piercy Laura Powers Second row Wallace Reeder Bariiara Rice Edith Roberts Joan Rogers Mary Minor Ruffner Marion Sapp surveyor Third row Donna Schieve Glennis Schurtz Alferd Schwarz Richard Smith Rodney Stewart Mary Templeton Fourth rozv Charles Thomas Anthony Torres Robert Uhler Geraldine Vincent Shirley Viscount Robert Waddell Fifth rozv Geraldine Welch Keith Wiley Beatrice Williamson Jewell Wilson Betty Windsor Irene Windsor Sixth row Wilma Wright Harriett Yater James Young J29V jm Sefihsmstie (J ass Officers, left to right: N. Shifflet, K. Cook, W. Young, Miss Wood, A. Cook The class of “48” entered Mt. Vernon High School as the timid fresh¬ men in the year 1944. There was a group of children from Lorton, Lee Jackson, Franconia, Fort Bel voir. Woodlawn and Groveton, who were all eager to find out and learn what the school had to offer. There were various activities in which many students took part. A day was chosen for the freshmen to have a class meeting for the purpose of getting acquainted with other students. A week later we elected our freshman class officers. The results were: president, William Young; vice-president, Kathryn Weaver; secretary, Jeanne Hootma;t; treasurer, Dorothy Monroe; and reporter, Barbara Von Deck. One thing which almost every student was interested in was sports. Sports which we had at Mt. Vernon were basketball, baseball, football, volley¬ ball and girls’ softball. Every student enjoyed going and cheering at our school games. One of the most looked-forward to days was Oct. 12th, the day the entire freshman class took their lunches and hiked to Mt. Vernon where they spent the day. There were other exciting days too, like the day of the freshman picnic and when the clubs took their trips. A very special day which every student had fun on was “Sadie Hawkins Day”. The girls dressed like “Daisy Mae” and the boys like “Lik Abner”. Lunches were sold by the boys and the chase followed. Prizes were given for the best dressed and the girl that caught the most boys. The freshmen in home room 9 kind of felt superior to the others be¬ cause most every drive or campaign held in the school was won by them. The teacher of that homeroom was Miss Flippo. The year passed quickly by and it was soon time for school to close. The following fall school opened and the freshmen of 1944-45 became the “know it a ll” Sophomores. Again we elected officers. The results were: president, Aileen Cook; vice-president, Newman Shiffet; secretary, Kathleen Cook; and treasurer, William Young. We have enjoyed our years at Mt. Vernon and will always remember the fun that we had, and we shall never forget the school which we love. -W THE 19 46 Geraldine Abbott Earl Alcorn Jean Allen Doris Lee Bell Grace Bellinger Ila Jane Bennett Elmer Booth Bennie Bowers Roland Brown Ann Callender John Cathey Carl Clark Doris Clem Earl Coffey Robert Collins Agnes Cook Aileen Cook Kathleen Cook Catherine Crim Mildred Cross Robert Crump Charles Culver Graham Davis Helen Davis Ruby Davis Joetta Dawson Ann Dodd Rose Marie Dwyer Beatrice Dodson Robert Duncan Barbara Dyson Sophomore Class SURVEYOR A 31 Sophomore Cynthia Edwards Beverly Eggin Dorothy Embrey Robert Epps JULAINE ERIKSON Harry Estes Patrick Fears George Fenimore Robert Flinchum Etta Jean Foster William Freeman Patrick Frickleton Marvin Frye Mary Ann Goodwin Marvin Gordon June Griffin Delores Grimsley Joe Gonzalez Carter Hall Russell Harley Violet Harris Doris Hartman Jeannine Healy Patsy Hewitt Jeanne Hootman Benjamine Hudson Carl Hudson Virginia Huffman Sue Hummer Donald Hundemer J32F THE 1946 Class Marie Hutcherson Raymond Huntington Betty Isaacson Ethel Jacobs Willard Jenkins Edward Jones Mary Jones Rudolph Jones Marilyn Judy Grace Kahn Joyce Kirkpatrick Warren Kisendapfer Dorothy Kitson Gale Lambright William Ledbetter Otis Lester Alice Levay Bonnie Lou Lloyd Robert Lyles Maxine McCann Thomas McCreary Anne McDonald Delores Mahon Chris Miller Wilma Miller Betty Ann Milstead Dorothy Monroe Geraldine Morgan Virginia Morris Marjorie Moshier SURVEYOR Sophomore Edwina Moss Sarah Neitzey Nancy O’Flaherty Irvin Otis Betty June Overly Ellen Parker Audrey Paul Jean Penn Mary Penn Betty Lou Petitt James Phillips Johnny Posey Velma Purks John Quillan Anne Reid Beverly Reller Leroy Ridgeway Norma Ridgeway Thelma Ridgeway Alice Riley Patricia Roberts Betty Ann Rogers Elizabeth Rogers Richard Rogers Elizabeth Rose Mary Ellen Saffell Paul Saulnier Dixie Sawyers George Schindel Lorene Schubel { 34 p THE 1946 Class Marilyn Scott Frances Shepherd Newman Shifflett Francis Shirk Colleen Skinner John Simons Janet Sten Herbert Stevens Margaret Stevens Doak Stowers Virginia Sublett Pauline Sullivan Edna Taylor Ann Nora Thomas Joyce Thompson Page Thompson Janet Viar Barbara VonDeck Gardner VanScoyoc Jean Wade William Warren Jean Waybright Katherine Weaver Harvey Westbrook Betty Whitehead James Wilcox Loretta Wise Carolyn Wollon William Young Elizabeth Yowell J 35 )► SURVEYOR Officers, first row, left to right: J. Hill, Mrs. Quinley, S. Elclert Second row, left to right-. C. Young. R. McClary, D. Cooke The Freshman class of 1945-46 entered school on September 5, with an enrollment of two hundred and twenty students. These students previously attended the following elementary schools in Fairfax County: Groveton, Fort Belvoir, Franconia, Lee Jackson, Lorton, and Woodlawn. They also came from various states as: Cali¬ fornia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, Oregon, Penn¬ sylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, Washington, D. C., West Virginia, and various parts of Virginia. The Freshman activities this year at Mount Vernon High School include: An outing on Columbus Day, October 12, to George Wash¬ ington’s home, Mount Vernon, where a wreath was placed on his tomb by the Freshman class president, then a tour of the estate was made, following an explanation of historical facts by Superintendent Wall, our annual Freshman party scheduled for George Washington’s birth¬ day, February 22, which is the outstanding event of the year. The Freshman Class, this year was allowed to participate in such activities as the Pep Squad, the basketball and football teams. Additional subjects offered this year for the first time are: Algebra, Latin, Spanish, and Home Economics. They were also allowed to participate in a composition contest spon¬ sored by Fairfax County. This composition will be written on the subjects of Health and Historical data. Our aim as a class is to uphold the morals and standards which are set up by the Student Government, also to make it the best class in our school. 36 F THE 1946 Darlene Aaron Robert Abel Jean Alcock Esther Alt Herbert Alt Joseph Anders William Appich Eugene Atkinson Sarah Aycock Emma Baker Loretta Baker Madeline Baker Nancy Ball Mildred Batton Mildred Bayliss Kile Beach Betsy Anna Beales Betty Ann Beales Jacqueline Bender Robert Berry Winifred Blanchard Joseph Bollinger Marjorie Bollinger Shirley Bouch Charles Brisco Lucie Brown Sue Brown Ann Buckman Broadus Bunch Edward Burkholder Ann Cameron Peggy Ann Carter Russell Carter Margaret Cash Frances Caton Russell Clark James Cooke Gordon Cooper freshmen Class -(371- SURVEYOR Jreskmen Marion Cooper Virginia Cooper Barbara Copithorn Joan Crabtree Shelton Craig Betty Cranford Joyce Lee Crouch Stella Curtis Roxanne Dachtler Dorothy Dail Ruth Dant Lawrence Darr Eari. Davis Jerry Davis Jordan Davis Marveene Dennis Shirley Dodd Dorts Dodson Eleanor Dodson Richard Dodson Connie Dorset Page Doughton Shirley Dove Betty Downs Eugene Duvall Shirley Eldert Kenneth Everitt Harry Everly Audrey Fenimore Kent Fleenor Margaret Flinchum Janet Flowers Talmage Fraley Barbara Freeland Ann Gallahan Virginia Gatewood Joan Gelling Marie Gensmer J38} THE 1946 Class Charles George Emil Gintilini Raymond Grimsley Katherine Hall Robert Harding Louis Harley Janice Harris Mollie Harrison James Hartman Margaret Hayes Peter Healy Joyce Hill James Hinton Joan Hogan Robert Hogan Jeanette Holly Tiiaddeus Hudson John Hughes Doris Huntington Marion Hutchinson William Jacobs Mary Jennings Donna Judy W. J. Koerner Pearl Kitson Alice Klinefelter James Lamb William Ledbetter Francis Levay Jean Lewis Ross Limerick Lindall Liming Thomas McAulffe Ruby McClary Chester McElroy Laurie Magner Joan Massie Elizabeth Mattingly 1391 SURVEYOR Jreskmcn Jeanne Mertan Opal Moore William Moore Ellen Morris Robert Morris James Murphy Mary Myers Jean Newville Jackie Newman Jane Nicely Betty Oden Mary Lou Oliver Edgar Odf.nwalder Herbert Otis Marilyn Packard Janice Painter Louise Painter Lois Parker Donald Pearson George Pearson Betty Perry Delores Petitt Evelyn Petitt Arthur Pettit Shirley Pettit Betty Pflieger Betty Plaugher William Poindexter Patrick Posey Jean Pugh Robert Reynolds Richard Riley Helen Roland James Rose Jeanette Sanborn Margaret Sanborn Connie Sapp L. G. Schewiech THE 1946 ✓ -{40 V Class Helen Schwarz William Scott William Seymour Harold Shaffer Hazel Shepherd Martha Shepherd Mary Ann Shepherd Viola Shifflett James Shinault Marie Simmons Inez Shirk Joyce Simms Mary Anne Simms Ernestine Simpson Dolly Snellings Robert Spalding Sonia Sponseller Ruby Staggs Vernon Staple Stevens Jeffery Stewart Calvin Stover Quincy Stover Martin Straub Richard Thomas Betty Trumpower Eula Turner Dale Vincent Raymond Violette Frances Valz Keister Walker Dorothy Weaver Jerry Wells Dorson Wilcox Loretta Wise Charles Young Barbara Zrhring Loretta Young -{41 f I ft illl 11 JS || | 1111111 jf||((f -I; " 1 Ss. ■HI Mill I jii| tjjjijl |||i| I |||i f lSI§f m SURVEYOR Home Economics jCibrary -l 42 j- Not only are Delores Blunt and Donnie Proffitt the best dressed at Mt. Vernon, but they participate in various activities of the school. Activities Surveyor Staff September rolled around again. The students of Mount Vernon started school for another year. Be¬ fore they knew it time had come to organize the clubs. Everyone started thinking about which club he would like. Well after all was said and done there were more than enough people who wanted to join the Year Book Staff. With Miss Lowrnan and Miss DeVault as sponsors, Tommy Flowers was selected to be the editor. Those chosen to assist him were Peggy Panagos, assistant editor; Betty Flynn, business manager; Herbert Melvin, assistant business manager; Helen Fisher, feature editor; Betty Lee Jaynes, advertising manager. The Staff found they were faced with many questions, the biggest being, " Shall we be able to raise the amount of money we will need for the type of book we wish to put out?” | c | [ , ;V ; Mii Left to right : H. Fisher, feature editor; B. Flynn, business manager; P. Panagos, assistant editor; Miss Lowrnan, sponsor; T. Flowers, editor; B. Jaynes, advertising editor; Miss DeVault, sponsor. The advertising staff was appointed and Mr. Landis gave several of the students permission to leave school half a day to obtain some " adds.” This proved to be quite successful and the money was no longer a serious problem. Next the staff had to discuss the matter of pictures. It was decided just how everyone should dress and Miss Lowrnan made the arrangements with the studio. Finally the time arrived to have the pictures taken. Miss Lowrnan with the help of the girls and boys managed to get through this ordeal. Then there was the feature section to be prepared. There was the part that was to be a surprise to the students and the part the students themselves voted upon. Again the picture man had to come and take the different group pictures. At this time new students got a chance to have their pictures taken. The literay staff under Miss DeVault’s direction had the job of preparing the Last Will and Testament and the Pro¬ phecy of the seniors. They had to also prepare the writings for the clubs. Finally after all t he work was finished all they could do was wait for the books to be printed and hope that the students would be pleased with the book they had planned. First row , left to right -. D. Duncan, S. Anderson, T. Hook, J. Welch. Second row , left to right : E. Alexander, P. Panagos, C. Bevis, C. Crump, J. Holmes, B. Baumann, M. Sapp. Third row , left to right : N. Mitchell, J. Orndorff, C. Dodson, A. Henry, M. Butler, B. Overly, D. Blunt, D. White, M. Ramsey, J. White, R. Webster, C. Cole, M. Pegelow. American Education Week I? LJ I SADIE HAWKINS DAY NOVEMBER 11-17 1 1 ■ NOVEMBER 12 VOL. V, NO. 2 MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL, FAIRF AX COUNTY, VIRGINIA NOVEMBER. 1945 bumJin on the Mr Vernon I campus will In- compl« tof3 American Education Week Is Celebrated Girls May Pursue Boys Legally Today The Public Speaking Club will cele¬ brate American Education Week by giv¬ ing two plays over the public address system some time during the week. They are: " AH of Us Together " and " To Your Health, America.’’ Patsy Manning, La Juan Koerner, Her¬ bert Melvin, Jeter Hose, Francis Shirk, and Dorothy Embrey will star in " All of Us Together. " Bob Lyles, Dorothy Em- brev, Colleen Skinner, Patsy Maiming. 1-a Juan Koerner, Francis Skirk, Roland Brown, and Herbert Melvin will star in " To Y’our Health, America.” Mfss Mary Alice Gotimer is having all of her English classes write a theme on “American Education Week. " Mrs. Mariamna Ramey Is having all her Eng¬ lish classes write a theme on “Good Citizenship,’’ and Miss Mabel Default is putting her classes on a voluntary basis: most of them will write on American Education Week also, American Education Week Is set aside annually by the president of the United States. This is a time for people of the community and schools to become bet¬ ter acquainted. This entire week the schools are holding open-house. It is not only for the school week, but for Satur¬ day and Sunday as well. Usually on Saturday the Scouts, and other organiza¬ tions, do something to celebrate and on Sunday the ministers use as their text a theme on American Education Week. The Virginia schools want especially to emphasize (1) How the schools served in the war, ( 2 ) How education can pro¬ mote peace, prosperity, and better living for all, 3) How the Increased appropria¬ tions are being used, and (4) What addi¬ tional needs must be met through com¬ bined state and local efforts. Parents who wish to find out how their children are doing in school between Quill Ani Accepts EM VEE HJ charter from ( tional honor journalists. A is an honor paper has beer live council. Rfrcelpt of tin the paper and Mergler, arc r Stall members They must. b ing. In the upp general scholas of their elect!.: perior work in istlc or croatl mended by the by the executiv None of the been accepted reveals that sh rcrommendatioi the verdict of t When accept eligible to ent fields of Croat the society. E Quill and Scroll Ichobl campus November. Several Plays Are Scheduled By Club Combined forces of the public speak¬ ing class and club have set up for them¬ selves a hqavy fall schedule for enter¬ taining various groups at Mr,. Vernon High School. On October 20, they presented for the library club and the home economics oltib the play " Public Hero Number One,” written by Paul S. MeCory and nrrwlnr f»H hv Mica Magazine Campaign To Close Tomorrow Tomorrow ' s report will decide the winners of the annual magazine sales contest, conducted by the Mt. Vernon student government association, which Opened on October 31. The winning homeroom in each class will be the guests of the sponsors on a trip to the movies. The teacher in each of these rooms will receive a box of candy. The first homeroom to sur¬ prizes of a unique quality will In; awarded to winners of the costume and “boy-chasing” contests in today’s Sadie Hawkins Day celebration. Hand-paint¬ ed china cups, the work of Mrs, A. € Benkelman, are offered by the Mt. Ver non Student-Parc-nc-Teacher Association sponsors of the event, as a lifetime re¬ minder of tire da y’s fun. The girl who most nearly resembles Daisy Mae and the boy who most nearly resembles Lli Abner will be selected by three judges, a boy and a girl from the student body and one faculty member, to receive cups bearing appropriate figures. Every girl may register with the fac¬ ulty judging board, at a table placed at the rear of die building, to participate in the half-hour boy-chasing contest after lunch. This contest will be con¬ ducted as In past years, each boy being presented to the judges for counting. An area around the judges ' table will be a safety zone for hoys but they wilt not be allowed to linger in it. Lundies for two packed by the boys, will be sold to the girls for thirty-five cents- Inside each package Will be a number corresponding to the number on a check held by the packer. The purchaser must find this packer and eat lunch with him on the school grounds. " Kiekapoo joy juice” will be on sale by the sponsors. Students will not be allotved to re¬ turn to tile building until the entire celebration has ended. Boys must not seek refuge in it or in the trees border- ing the athletic field but must remain In the open. Paper and trash must be put into barrels which will be scattered about the grounds. Plans for the ardvifitw- were fomtu- posed of Doro- eggy Partagas, ttend ence I monts. Arn person who has even a Members of the !)u : in ess staff are also I small a mount of musical ability may taking orders for Mt. Vernon pennants j become a member. and T-shirts for this purpose. d Natalie Dis- a High School ’ague Coach ' s fllle, Virginia, ipate In the contests. It EM VEE 111 last spring. Dean U. B. of Virginia, on heard Mr, !, chairman of leak on “The ontests to the with a group :ak!ng activi- est procedure given by Pro¬ be University :kinson spoke he Contest in Dickinson is debating at School in Al- jedurc in the 9 given by Pro- Mr. A. J. mapp, i.-.iaui. pi nuapto of Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth, and (COKmUKD ox I’AUB 1. I ' OU ' VX 3) STAFF_ First Row, left to right: F. MacDonald, J. Orndorff. Second Row, left to right: P. Sullivan, L. Ham¬ mer D. White, B. Jaynes, T. Flowers, B. Baumann, L. Painter, J. Wheelock, 1). Duncan, B. Crump, I. Schwarz, A Shifflett, P. O’Flaherty, M. Boyd. Third Row, left to right: P. Leary, S. Viscount, B. Flynn, P. Manning, P Buckman, E. Van Inwegen, M. Frank, L. Koerner, Miss Mergler, A. 1 homas, B. W addell, R. Stewart, J. ag- Jones, M. Moshier, M. Mays, E. Parker, N. Saffelle, E. Alexander. ner, Joe Collins President Ira Schwarz Vice-President Dorothy White Secretary We believe that the greatest personal liberty of a high school lies in a self or student government. O ur cornerstone is the philosophy of democracy. To carry out our idea of democracy, we change officers and members each year. These members are elected by the student body on the basis of character, honor, and scholarship. This year the Student Government was under the leadership of Joe Collins as president, with Ira Schwarz as vice-president, Dorothy White, secretary, Betty Lee Jaynes, treasurer, Delores Blunt, reporter, and Miss Williams, sponsor. In reviewing our work for the past few years, we feel that we have done a number of things which should be given recognition. Each year we sponsor a magazine campaign, the proceeds of which are used to contribute something useful to the school. The proceeds for 1944-45 were used to furnish a reception room for the principal’s office. We also purchased a juke box to be used for school dances, which we sponsored. We sponsored several dances for the benefit of the athletic teams to buy equipment. As an added event we did our bit toward the drive for infantile paralysis and National Education Week. We feel that one of our greatest assets has been belonging to the National Association of Student Councils, and we have adopted this pin as our Student Gov- judicial ' Department Smutive Department Left to right: B. Cook, J. Bender, D. Dodson, B. Von Deck Left to right: L. Painter, C. Crim, C. Gordon, M. E. Mays J46b Betty Lee Jaynes T reasurer Delores Blunt Reporter Miss Williams Sponsor ernment pin. We also helped establish the F. C. S. C. A., which is a county association to help promote better relations between the schools in the county. Our main event this year was the publication of our new handbook. This was published with the proceeds of the magazine campaign. We owe this publication to the faithful work of Ira Schwarz—the editor. Assisting Ira were Mary Ella Mays, associate editor; Delores Blunt and Betty Lee Jaynes, typists; and the entire Student Government who divided into committees, compiled the material for the new hand¬ book. We are all proud of our publication. We also worked with the teen-agers in establishing a recreation program for our school. Cegislative ' Department Front row: R. McClary, K. Cook, G. Abbott. R. Dachter, E. Duvall, J. Rogers, J. Anders, W. Cooper, E. Rog¬ ers. Second row: J. Alexander, W. Dodson, A. Benkleman, W. Simms, V. Harris. Not included in picture: G. Van Scoyoc, H. Melvin, B. J. Plaugher. T 47 h SKT m First row: J. Wilson, G. Fenimore, R. Dant, M. Painter, G. Davis, A. Reed, G. Reed, Miss Wood, D. Judy, M. Gordon, J. Niceley. Second row: M. . lollinger, L. Painter, B. Rice, G. Vincent, N. Parrish, G. Lam- bright, D. Grinsley, M. Meyers, M. Flinch- um, M. Templeton, I. Shirk. Third row: P. Doughton, W. Creed, W. Kisendaffer, L. Clark, C. Briscol. I he officers of the Art Club for 1945-46 were elected as follows: president, Graham Davis; vice-president, Anne Reid; secretary, Maxine Painter; and treas¬ urer, George Creed. During the year members have undertaken a number of projects, including printing, soap carving, sketching, still life drawing, poster mak¬ ing, and decorations for the football banquet. Club members had the opportunity to enter two contests during the year—to design the 1948 Easter Seal for the benefit of crippled children and the second annual national A. A. A. traffic safety poster contest. Qirl Scouts Alexandria Troop 12, the Mount Vernon Senior Scouts, began the year with a hike and picnic supper at Dripping Springs. However, the year has been spent in work as well as play. The biggest project of the year was to make and fill bags of useful articles to be sent to needy girls in war-torn countries. The troop sponsored the March of Dimes and filled scrapbooks with Christmas cards to be sent to Children ' s Hospital. The officers for the year were: president, Dorothy Monroe; vice-president, Roxanne Dachtler; secretary, Helen Davis; and treas¬ urer, Jean Alcott. Left to right: H. Davis, E. Turner, Miss Waid, J. Alcott H. Roland, N. Van Drmer, R. Dachtler, B. Perry, B. Reller, Miss Wood. Honor Society Left to right: A. Shifflett, L. Painter, I. Schwarz, D. White, M. Butler. Not included in picture: J. Collins, Miss Lowman. In May, 1945, the Lawrence Washington Chapter of the National Honor Society was organized at Mount Vernon High School. The purpose of this society is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in the pupils of Mount Vernon High School. The officers are: Lucille Painter, president; Dorothy White, vice-president; Audrey Shifflett, treasurer; and Miss Lowman, sponsor. Patrols The Patrols of Mount Vernon High School were organized on October 5, 1945, with the aid of the Fairfax County Police and the A. A. A. The purpose of the patrols is to organize safety in and around school property. With the forces of patrols and the faculty, this object has been obtained. The uniform of the patrols is blue and gold. This year the Patrols of Fair¬ fax County and other counties of the state are competing in a Parade Contest which is to be held May 11, 1946, in Washington, D. C. Mount Vernon Patrols are specializing in drills which we will start on the first week of February. The officers this year were Charles Gordon, secretary of safety; James Harris, captain; Marvin Gorden and Graham Davis, lieutenants and Gladys Lyles and Ruth Jones, sergeants. This is the first year we have had sergeants so we think we are progressing. First Row, left to right: E. Parker, J. Murphy, G. Lyles, J. Harris, R. Smith, C. Gordon, G. Davis, M. Davis, R. Jones, O. Lester, M. Boyd. Second Row, left to right: R. Mc- Clary, J. Hill, M. Ruffner, E. Jacobs, N. Mitchell, E. Flinchum, C. Cole. Third Row, left to right: K. Walker, M. Painter, R. Simpson. CO LU future Homemakers of America Our club was the first one in the state to join the Future Homemakers of America which is the National club. The club is sponsoring the following activities this year: preparing the food and serving at the football and basketball banquets, baseball picnic, student govern¬ ment luncheon, a social function and a field trip. We meet twice a month with interesting programs. Last summer our club was represented at the state conven¬ tion held at Madison College and four girls spent a week at the F. F. A. and F. H. A. camp at Mongarts’ Beach. The club was represented at the organization meeting of the district federation held in the fall. The club had as its officers this year: Joan Rogers, president; Ellen Flinchum, vice-president; Kathryn Weaver, secretary; Wilma Wright, treasurer; Marilyn Moshier, reporter. First row, left to right: B. Rogers, J. Waybright, H. Frye, V. Liming, M. Stevens, B. Rogers, E. Yowell, D. Clem, E. Taylor, N. Saffelle. Second row. N. Peterson, E. Flinchum, K. Weaver, Mrs. Robertson, J. Rogers , Miss Woodbridge, M. Saffelle, S. Brown, R. Cooper, J. Allen, I. Bennett, F. Shepherd. R. Fdarley, E. Parker, F. Munday, A. Coffey, M. Judy. Third row. M. oodwin, G. Schurtz, C. Cole, S. Neitzey, B. Dyson, E. Rose, R. Ftarper, M. Cash, U. Morris, A. Cameron, P. Sullivan, . Duvall, J. Alcock, B. Freeland, R. Dachtler. d 50 F Public Speaking W hen the Public Speaking Club met in the fall, a group was chosen to write a constitution, which was presented to the club and was adopted. Our first semester officers were: president, La Juan Koerner; vice-president, Patsy Manning; secretary, Jeter Rose; treasurer, Beverly Reller; reporter, Peggy Buckman; and doorkeeper, Francis Shirk. Our second semester officers are: president, La Juan Koerner; vice-president, Herbert Melvin; secretary, Peggy Buckman; treasurer, Beverly Reller; reporter, Patsy Manning; and doorkeeper, Jeter Rose. During the course of the year, we put on two skits over the public address system for American Education Week. “To Your Health, America” and “All of Us Together” were their names. Next we gave a Christmas program for the December P. T. A. In part, this program consisted of a play written by three members of our club. One Wednesday afternoon, we went on a theatre party to the National Theatre in Washington. To finish our year, we entered candidates in the Virginia Literary League, in debating, public speaking, and prose and poetry reading. First row: J- Rose, P. Buckman. Second row: L. Keerner. Third row: B. Reller, R. Marie Dwyer, D. Embrey. Fourth row: M. Ruyner, P. Manning, R. Brown, Miss Disbrow, B. Waddell. Not included in picture: j. Hootman, B. Phelps, P. Reeder, E. Roberts, E. Shirk, C. Skinner, J. Viar, C. Wollon, H. Melvin, N- Van Ormer. J 51 1- Clbraru Club First row: M. Stevens, A. Dodd, M. Shepherd. Second row: A. Millard, F. Jennings, A. Cook, N. O’Flaherty, L. Powers. Third row . B. Beals, B. Downs, B. Beals, B. Hutcheson, B. Pittit, A. Callendar, M. Judy, V. Gatewood. Fourth row: E. Hudson, C. Hale, R. Cole, L. Schubel, Miss Rea, P. Sulli¬ van, B. Hicks, D. Qually, P. Sauliner, H. Bennett. The Library Club of Mount Vernon High School meets at the regular activities period twice each month. In these meetings, members receive instructions from Miss Marjorie Rea, school librarian, in the use of books, and routine work of the library. They conduct discussions of new books, the authors, and the types of people for whom the books are best suited. At each meeting an interesting program is planned by the program committee. As a result of their club training, some members become library assistants, devoting their free periods during the day to shelving and attending to the general routine of the library. This year the club was led by their president, Lorene Schubel, vice-president, Pauline Sullivan, secretary, Lois Mun- day, treasurer, Lillian Hutchinson, and reporter, Ann Callender. Science Club The purpose of the Science Club is to promote interest in science and to give the opportunity to those who are interested in science to obtain more knowledge and to do more work in that field. The interest of the members include: aviation, modern inventions and developments in the world of science, weather forecasting and everyday uses of science. Aviation is the main interest and besides reports and discussions which are given in class pertain¬ ing to that subject, we have seen motion pictures and read magazines connected with aeronautics. Every week we have a different topic for reports and every member participates. We have joined the Science Clubs of America which sends us literature and many interesting sug¬ gestions as to what our club might take part in. We have thirty-two members and our sponsors are Misses Elsie J. Boschert and Mildred McKee, who graciously help us in all of our undertakings. First Row, left to right: Miss Bosch¬ ert, C. Dorset, B. Flinchum, C. Ed¬ wards, W. Young, J. Young, R. Thomas, S. Craig, D. Dodson, A. Buckman, Miss McKee. --- - ■ A A -C. ■ Second Row, left to right: H. Alt, B. Everly, A. Worton, L. Baker, J. Gelling, J. Crabtree, A. Riley, W. Blanchard, A. Fenimore, J. Simms, C. Stevens, C. Stover, R. Limerick. Third Row, left to right: H. Shaff- ner, L. Liming, B. Uhler, E. Nalls, W. Warren, C. Deitrick, B. Bunch, C. Young, C. Miller, H. Stevens, W. Sey¬ mour. Spanish Club First Row, front to back: P. Harvey, Miss Engleman, G. Gelling, R. Hoppe. Second Row, front to back: E. Day, A. McDonald, A. Sevay, G. Dodd, J. Stewart. The officers of the Spanish club are Eileen Day, president; Patsy Harvery, vice-president; Grace Gelling, secretary; and Robert Duncan, treasurer. Other members are Geneva Dodd, Roberta Hoppe, Grace Kahn, Alice Levay, Anne McDonald, David Cooke, and Jeffrey Stewart. The purpose of the Spanish Club is to gain a better understanding of Span¬ ish speaking peoples. The members learn some of the songs, games, and customs of these people. Before Christmas, in addition to learning Christmas songs, mem¬ bers made a pinata, which is always associated with Christmas in Mexico, and learned about other Christmas customs. Zhe Pep Squad The Pep Squad is made up of members of the entire student body, and works with the Cheer Leaders, giving them their full support at all athletic func¬ tions of the schools. The club was headed by La Juan Koerner, president; Patsy Manning, vice- president; Peggy Duncan, secretary; Delores Blunt, treasurer; and Marion Prank, reporter. First Row, left to right: S. Eldret, J. Orndorff, J. Thompson, A. Thomas, G. Dodd, M. Batton, D. Dodson, J. Simms, B. Copithorn, B. Moore, C. George, A. Cameron, V. Purks. Second Row, left to right: R. Dwyer, B. Jaynes, F. McDonald, C. Dorset, J. Crabtree, N. Parrish, B. Norfolk, S. Viscount, M. Moshier, M. Frank. Third Row, left to right: C. Skinner, D. Blunt, L. Koerner, P. Manning, M. Buckman, M. Moshier, D. Clem, J. Dawson, A. Dodd, M. Stevens. Fourth Row, left to right: M. Cash, E. Dodson, B. Freeland, H. Alt, J. Al- cott, R. Dachtler, C. Edwards, M. Jones, H. Roland, A. Henry, P. O’Flaherty, K. Weaver, B. Bunch, B. Overly, G. Van Scoyoc, E. Moss, P. Leary, D. Duncan. Our Glee Club this year is one, we feel, that will always he remembered by all. There were so many people desiring membership that we had auditions, in this way we acquired the school’s finest talent. In addition to this chosen club we had a very fine club which we named the Home Ec. Glee Club because so many of its people were members of the Home Ec. Club and couldn’t join in permanently with the regular club. Our aims this year have been to create a desire throughout the school for one of the fine arts: music. In our study we have taken up semi-classics, patriotic, sentimental and Christmas songs. The club has participated in Assemblies at Christmas time and will take part in com¬ mencement. We feel we have been very fortunate this year in going a step further in the Glee Club at Mt. Vernon. In years past the Glee Club had only two part harmony—soprano and alto. This year with the aid of our well trained leaders, we have acquired our goal of four part harmony. The Glee Club has been very fortunate in having two experienced and well trained instruc¬ tors—Mrs. Quinley, director, and Miss Bane assistant director. We the people of the Glee Club feel we owe our success and happiness in glee club work to these accomplished people who have strived and put forth so much of their time and effort to make our work a success. To Miss Bane and Mrs. Quinley we are most grateful and appreciative. Our glee club this year was directed by our president, Gladys Lyles; with vice-president, Mary Jones; secretary, Ellen Flinchum; treasurer, Aileen Cook; and reporter, Margaret Duvall. First row: E. Newville, J. Cathey, J. Newman, Q. Stover, D. Koppenheffer, B. Moore, B. Copithorn, R. Violet, J. Erikson, M. Penn, J. Penn, G. Newman, E. Taylor, M. Cross. Second row: 0. Lester, P. Posey, E. Gentlin, A. Kaiser, J. Dawson, A. Cook, M. Saffell, E. Van Inwegen, J. Harris V. Cooper, R. Marie Dwyer, D. Mahon, E. Mass, T. Leith, B. Lloyd, L. Flammer, V. Huffman, M. Jones, C. Miller, R. Smith, M. Hutcherson, C. Gordon. Third row: J. Griffin. B. Milstead, B. Eggen, B. Dooley, G. Lyles, E. Elinchman, J. Clayton, V. Sublett, C. George, J. Simmons, E. Roberts, R. Dodson, E. Foster, M„ Cooper, M. Duvall, D. Sawyer, E. Parker, E. Jones, M. Frye. d 54 S. p. ' J. J. The name of this organization is the Student-Parent-Teacher Association. It cooperates with the Parent-Teachers Association in all activities for the welfare of the school. The purpose of our organization is to promote a closer cooperation in planning among Stu¬ dent. Parents, and Teachers, to work for the betterment of Mt. Vernon High School and its facil¬ ities, to further a program of public relations in which the school is sold to the community, and to provide entertainment. This year the S. P. T. A. has been under the direction of Peggy Panagos. Assisting Peggy is our sponsor, Miss Mergler; vice-president, Paul Saulnier; secretary, Thelma Hook; and treas¬ urer, Edwina Moss. One of the main activities this year was Sadie Hawkins Day, a celebration patterned from Lil’ Abner in the comic strip. It was to he held November 12 and was postponed due to inclement weather, but the costume contest was held on November 19. Hand-painted china cups, created for the occasion by Mrs. A. C. Benkelman, were awarded. “Kickapoo Joy Juice” was sold during lunch period on this date. First row: P. Saulnier, P. Panagos, T. Hook. Edwina Moss. Second roiv: E. Van Inwegen, P. O’Flaherty, N. Parrish, S. Anderson, M. Oliver. Third row: J. Dawson, A. Dodd, M ' . Stevens, D. Blunt, A. Henry, Miss Mergler, A. Reed, J Healy, N. Van Ormer, A. Callender, J. Griffin, D. Duncan. (jfieeti JjeaJe is The Cheer Leaders of Mount Vernon, better known as the “Lung Busters” have proved themselves in our number. Whether the road be long or short, through rain or shine, the “spirited” eight have always held a public appearance with the boys on the gridiron. Thinking back over the events of the past season, there are some which will always hold a place in our hearts. How about the game with Montgomery-Blair— remember the little hoy who insisted on having Edna’s megaphone, and the time Rosina held a floor show during the half while we beat out the time! And all those lemons we ate, peeling and all,—the sore throats and tears of joy. How about the great loss of fingernails, and the suspense during the great Fairfax game, with Peggy practically pushing the ball every inch of the way to the goal line. And last hut not least remember the improvised dressing room going to Newport News, and how we missed the ferry, thanks to our guide! Yes, these are but a few of the memories we shall hold dear, and for our Alma Mater we remain with the best of them, true blue! First Row, left to right: H. Fisher, P. Paganos, E. Van Inwegen. Second Row, left to right: R. Howell, M. Clark, M. Howell, M. Mays, J. Welch. Mount Vernon’s own Daisy Mae and Lil’ Abner, Peggy Panagos and Tommy Flowers. Senior Personalties in Zhe Hall of fame Peggy Panagos— Personality : : School Mirror A picture for the Art Gallery indeed! Pat O’Flaherty and Tommy Flowers voted ' ' most artis¬ tic” in school. Do I ha ve to say why Tommy Flowers and Peggy Panagos were voted " most popular?” The cut tin’ caper couple are none other than a brother-sister team, Peggy and Gus Panagos, voted Mf. Vernon’s best dancers. ( 771 hie tics 945 M ajor football Board of Strategy THE CAGEY MAJOR GENERAL Head Coach “Lighthorse Harry” Lee, who has led his beloved Mount Vernon High Majors to Fairfax County gridiron championships during both of the two years he has held forth as athletic director, is pictured above in characteristic pose. His ’45 machine failed to lose a single Class B Virginia high-school tilt while compiling a seasonal record of seven wins, one tie, and three losses (all to either Class A high schools or to Washington prep schools). MENTOR LEE’S TWO CHIEF LIEUTENANTS, JOINT WINNERS OF THE MOST- VALUABLE-PLAYER AWARD Bob Baumann (left) and Capt. Joe Holmes (right) admiring the coveted Most-Valuable-Player trophy awarded jointly to them this year by Coach Lee and the 1945 Major lettermen. Capt. Holmes, a brilliant endsman and the eleven’s top scorer of the past season with 68 points, was also signally honored by being named on the annual All-High eleven for the Metropolitan Area. As a result, he performed in the All-High-Prep classic, which ended in a thrilling 6-6 deadlock in Griffith Stadium on December 15. He was the first Mount Vernon gridster ever to be so honored. Baumann quarterbacked the Majors through a tough season, selecting his plays with uncanny ability. In addition, he was the team’s most outstanding punter. J 64 ] • Zke Whole blooming Mount Vernon High (grid Squad Reading from left to right: (back row) J. Cathy, assistant manager; Jeter Rose, Donald Proffitt, Dickey Murphy, Billy “Wee Willie” Warren, Page Thompson, Willard Jenkins, Sam Craig, Jake Duvall, manager; Alfred Schwarz; (middle row) Head Coach Lee, Assistant Coach Morse, Joe Alexander, Bobby Waddell, Harold “Nose” Hartman, Bill Ladson, Charles Gordon, John Quillan, Joe Collins, Bobby Skrinski, Vernon Beach, William Simms, Assistant Coach Moore, As¬ sistant Coach “Lightning” Meahl; (front row) Rudolph Jones, James Young, Gus Panagos, Keith Wiley, Gordon “Punchy” Miller, Capt. Joe Holmes in company with mascot and future Major gridironer, little “Happy” Lee; Ira Schwarz, William “Ticky” Young, Claude Crump, Bob “Cotton” Bauman, and Tommy “Blossom” Flowers. THE MOUNTIE LINE IN ACTION These Star members of the Major forward wall, shown as they charge down the field in characteristic fashion, follow from left to right: Gus Panagos, end; Keith Wiley, tackle; Gor¬ don “Punchy” Miller, guard; Sam Craig, tackle; Ira Schwarz, center; “Claudic Mae” Crump, tackle; and Capt. Joe Holmes, end. J 65 )- QUARTET OF ‘FANCY STEPPERS Four Mount Vernon backfield aces pose for the cameraman. They include, left to right, -, broken field runner de luxe; Bob “Cotton” Baumann, crafty signal-caller and expert punter; Tommy “Blossom” Flowers, hefty line-smasher; and Harold “Nose” Plart- man, an excellent passer and captain for 1946. 1945 Gridiron Results 4 5 6 7 1. —CAPT JOE HOLMES, end; senior; weight 150; 1945 letterman; team’s leading scorer; selected on 1945 All-High team for Metro¬ politan Area, playing in the annual All-High-Prep game in Washing¬ ton; joint winner of 1945 Most-Valuable-Player Trophy; expert pass receiver; sturdy defensive man, as captain, inspiring leader; gained tremendous yardage on perfect execution of famed end-around plays. 2. —BOB ‘‘COTTON’’ BAUMANN, back; senior; weight, 160; 1944 letterman; called team’s signals from quarterback position; punter deluxe; nice blocker; always exhibited great team play; joint winner of 1945 Most-Valuable-Player Trophy. 3.— EUGENE “JAKE” DU¬ VALL, manager; freshman; winner of Most-Valuable-Player award for the Weight Squad; tireless worker in performing the numerous managerial duties for the Major varsity aggregation. 4 .— IRA SCHWARZ, center: senior; weight, 147; 1944 letterman; performed exceedingly well at all times against opponents many pounds heavier; cn defense was outstanding as line backer-up, especially was this true in the exciting Morrison High struggle ; team man, a player on whom his coach could always rely; his father, Alexander M. Schwarz of Franconia, one of the Majors’ staunchest friends, always making the out-of-town journeys with the team and filling his much-needed auto¬ mobile to the brim with gridsters. 5. — JAMES “SONNY” YOUNG, back; junior: weight. 140; one of the squad’s swiftest men; piled up enormous yardage on scampering end runs and tricky off-tackle plays; suffered broken ankle in the Majors’ Anal engagement of year against Woodward Prep. 6.—GORDON “PUNCHY” MILLER, guard; junior; weight, 135; 1944 letterman; team’s lightest lineman but compensated for his diminutiveness by unusually aggressive play; missed Majors’ first two ’45 battles due to severe injury received in 1944. 7. — TOMMY “BLOSSOM” FLOWERS, back; senior; weight, 175; 194 4 letterman; despite painful knee injury sustained early in the George Washington embroglio, acquitted himself well as a run¬ ning and passing back during the remainder of the season ; a power¬ ful line plunger. 8. — CLAUDE “CLAUDIE MAE” CRUMP, tackle; senior; weight, 160; 1944 letterman; a stalwart lineman on both the offensive and the defensive, out-playing many opposing tackles many pounds heavier; could always be counted upon when “the chips were down”; handled practically all extra-point (point-after-touch-dloiwn) duties for Majors. Major Football Lettermen of 1945 Sept. 7- Sept. 14- Sept. 22- Oct. 6— Oct. 13- Oct. 19- Oct. 2 7- Nov. 2— Nov. 7— Nov. 9— Nov. 16—Majors 38, —Majors 33 —Majors 0, —Majors 0, -Majors 64, -Majors 19, -Majors 27, -Majors 20, -Majors 12, -Majors 38, -Majors 7 Falls Church High Geo. Washington High Devitt Prep Priority Prep Montgomery-Blair Falls Church Fairfax High Morrison High (Newport News) Herndon High Bethesda Chevy Chase High Woodward Prep Totals: Majors 258, Opponents 14 12 13 -{ 66 )- 8 9 10 11 Other Football Lettermen for 1945 9. — HAROLD “NOSE” HARTMAN, back; junior; weight, 155; 1944 letter- man; captain-elect for 1946; with his love of the game and fine spirit, should make Coach Lee an excellent leader next fall; an accurate passer whose heaves accounted for many of his mates’ touch¬ downs; a crack defensive back. 10.— KEITH WILEY, tackle; juniv.r; weight, 185; inaugurated season rather incon¬ spicuously despite size and native ability, thus being relegated to the second team for most of the first half of the campagin ; improved consistently and was regular before the final tilt of year was reached; although possessing great weight, was squad’s fastest man on the “straight¬ away”; turned in one of the greatest ex¬ hibitions of any 1945 Maj.r gridman in the Bethesda Chevy-Chase struggle. 11 .— GUS PANAGOS. end; junior; weight, 140; counted season’s initial touchdown on long pass in Falls Church High affair; outstanding in every respect on the de- ; Mr. Lee opines that he may shift to the baekfield next season and make a signal-caller out of the good-looking youngster. 12. — CAROL “BABY” THOMAS, back; senior; weight, 130; team ' s light- J 5 est performer, but probably its speediest and trickiest runner; especially bril¬ liant in victory over Fair¬ fax, counting the classic’s first touchdown on a spec¬ tacular thirty-five yard gallop. 13 . —BILL “TICKY” YOUNG, tackle; sophomore; weight, 160; despite inexperience, evinced mar¬ velous improvement with each suc¬ ceeding game; a scrapper “from way back”; hard to keep out of opponents’ baekfield. 14. — BILLY “BEE BEE” WARREN, tackle; sophomore; weight, 205; one of team’s youngest players, although his great weight and 6-foot-plus height belie this fact; improved steadily as season progressed. 15. — RUDOLPH “RANDY” JONES, back; junior; weight, 145; a swift ball carrier, who is ex¬ pected to be something of a sensa¬ tion in 1946; Mentor Lee is counting heavily on this shifty youth. 16. — JETER ROSE, tackle; senior; weight, 150; a spendid competitor; contributed more than his share to the Majors’ success¬ ful 1945 season by scrappy display in all practice sessions that he engaged in. 17.—DONALD “DONNIE” PROFFITT, end; senior; weight, 140; despite lack of avoirdupois, played exceedingly well on defense; suffered serious nose injury early in season, which slowed him down ma¬ terially; always had his heart in the game. 18. — BILL LADSON, tackle; sen¬ ior; weight, 180; 1944 letlerman; al¬ ways exhibited great spirit; performed outstandingly in practice sessions before games; handicapped all season by 21 a bad knee. 19. — WILLIAM “TENACIOUS” SIMMS, guard; senior; weight, 150; showed such constant im¬ provement in practice ses¬ sions that he broke into starting lineup several times during latter part of season; a bulwark on defense. 20. — SAM CRAIG, tackle; junior; weight 140; lack of weight failed to deter this scrappy youngster; per¬ formed yeoman service when in¬ serted in Major lineup, although he suffered from head injury most of the ’45 campaign. 21. — BOBBY SKRINSKI. center; senior; weight, 135; a versatile gridster, playing both in the line and in the back- field ; saw a great deal of fiery action during latter part of the year; was great aid to Regular Center Schwarz when the lat¬ ter needed rest in important tilts. 22. — BILLY HOLT, tackle; seni r; weight, 150; despite slow start, was entering lineup with great regularity as season closed; was particularly bril¬ liant in second Falls Church and Wood¬ ward Prep affairs. 23. — JOHN “SANDY” QUILIAN, guard; sophomore; weight, 150 : rollicking humor enlivened practice sessions and game trips; a ' ways played with vim and vigor. ROY MacGREGOR end; junior; weight, 145; moved out of community during latter part of ’45 cam¬ paign; long and lanky, but far from “lukewarm.” JOE COLLINS, end; sen¬ ior: weight, 145; even taller than Mac¬ Gregor; playing entire 1945 season, but was hospitalized. 17 ■ { 67 J - 23 1945 Junior Varsity THIS SCRAPPY “J. V.” gridiron combine, with its coach, is pictured above. Reading from left to right, they may be identified as follows: (back row) Alfred Schwarz, Dickey Murphy, Vernon Beach, Joe Alexander, Charles Gordon, Page Thompson, Willard Jenkins, Coach John H. Moore; (front row) Rudolph Jones, Donald Proffitt, Bobby Skrinski, Sam Craig, John Quillan, William Simms, Jeter Rose, “Bee Bee” Warren, and Joe Collins. These Junior Varsiteers acquitted themselves well during the season despite the fact that they lost three of four regularly-scheduled games, all by close scores. Nevertheless, these lads gained valuable experience under Mr. Moore’s wing. This stood them in good stead later in the season when many of them saw action plenty with the Major varsity. THE 1945 MAJOR FOOTBALL SEASON IN RETROSPECT Under the expert tutelage of Athletic Director Harry A. “Lighthorse Harry” Lee, assisted by Messrs. Frank E. Morse and John H. Moore, a fighting Mount Vernon High School football machine, boasting only nine lettermen on its entire squad, was developed and, improving steadily from game to game, compiled the enviable record of seven wins, one tie, and only three losses in 11 tilts. This excellent gridiron showing earned for the Majors the Fairfax County title for the third consecutive year. Also, the Leemen were undefeated in Virginia Class B high-school competition, their trio of set-backs coming at the hands of Devitt Prep School of Washington, and George Washington and Bethesda Chevy-Chase High schools, both class A high schools of Alexandria, Va., and Bethesda, Md., respectively. Head Coach Lee guided his proteges to triumphs over Falls Church High on two occa¬ sions, Fairfax High, Montgmoery-Blair High of Silver Spring, Md.; and Priory Prep and Woodward Prep of Washington. The one deadlock came in the Morrison High battle, a 12-12 thriller, played in Newport News, Va. Despite the fact that only nine letter-winners of the previous season answered the stocky Mr. Lee’s opening practice call early in September, the lightwight Major moleskin wearers, averaging only 153 pounds in both the backfield and the line, rolled up a total of 258 points to opponents’ 81 during the hectic 1945 campaign. Through the kind cooperation of George Washington High School officials, all Major home tilts, with one exception, were played under the brilliant arc lights of the Presidents’ commodious athletic field. Tilts away from Alexandria found the Leemen at Falls Church twice, Newport News, Va., and Bethesda, Md. For the initial time in Mount Vernon athletic history, a Major gridster was named to the annual All-High team for the Metropolitan Area. This deserving youngster was none other than Capt. Joe Holmes, spectacular endman of the past two seasons. As a result of his selection, he played in the All-High-Prep classic, a 6-6 thriller staged in Griffith Stadium on December 15. A Most-Valuable-Player trophy was awarded for the first time, with Capt. Holmes and Bob “Cotton” Baumann, aggressive Major quarterback, jointly winning the coveted award. Eugene “Jake” Duvall, who won a ’45 letter as manager of the football squad, captured the Most-Valuable-Player award for the weight squadron. Much credit for the success of the 1945 Major football campaign must go to the two assistant coaches, John H. Moore, who handled the Junior Varsity gridmen and Frank E. Morse, who labored tirelessly with the youthful Weight Squad. Special tribute should also be meted out to diminutive Calvin “Lightning” Meahl, colorful “Mighty Midget” of Major athletic outfits of a year ago, who gave unstintingly of his time in aiding Head Coach Lee throughout the grueling season, especially in the matter of scouting. Vou ' Deserve the Honor, {foe Another Striking View of Mount Ver¬ non High ' s scintillating football captain, Joe Holmes, attired in the natty 1945 All-High- All-Prep football sweater (with insignia et al) earned by him last fall, and holding the much-coveted Most-Valuable-Player football trophy awarded jointly to him and Quarter¬ back Bob Baumann last season. Holmes is the first gridster in Mount Vernon High School athletic history ever to he selected on an All-High-All-Prep football squad. By virtue of his selection, he participated in the annual All-High-All-Prep classic played last December before some 10,000 fans in Wash¬ ington. Because of his inspiring leadership in football and his unselfish devotion to Major athletics of all types, he richly deserves the plaudits that have been betowed upon him this scholastic year. He is a senior, having given unceasingly to Mount Vernon High sports for the past four years. You will he missed, Joe! Mount Vernon High will never forget you! Kicker Extra-0rdinaire It’s the Kickoff Pass in the Making Quarterback “Cotton” Bau¬ mann gets off another 40-yard punt. His kicking average for season was around that figure. Majors lineup for opening- kickoff in Bethesda Chevy- Chase game which they’d like to forget. An aerial heave about to bloom from “Blossom” Flowers. He threw many touchdown tosses last season. t racing the 1945 (gridiron Campaign, (game by (game MOUNT VERNON 33, FALLS CHURCH 0 The eager Majors pried open the new football season on a sultry September 7th afternoon on the Falls Church High gridiron by swamping the home boys under a 33-0 count. Gus Panagos, speedy end, had the distinc¬ tion of scoring the first touchdown of the year in the initial quarter when he received a nifty pass from husky Tommy Flowers and scampered 35 yards to pay dirt. Before the torrid affray was over, Halfback Straub counted twice, once on an intercepted pass, and so did the shifty Mr. Flowers. MOUNT VERNON 0, GEORGE WASHINGTON 14 The Majors had the misfortune of catching the “in-and-out” George Washington High eleven of Alexandria at its peak one week following the Falls Church fiasco and suffered their first defeat of the season by a two-touch- down margin, 14-0. Hanback was responsible for the first G. W. six-pointer in the first quarter as he reeled off a beautiful 50-yard run to the losers’ 5-yard stripe. From this point, Ed Sims bucked the oval over. The winners racked up 8 markers in the next stanza, as Garret hit pay dirt from the 4-yard line and Tommy Flowers was later tackled in the end zone by the same Mr. Hanback for a G. W. safety and two points. This ended the scoring for the evening in a beautiful tilt, played before some 4,000 enthusiastic fans under the arc lights of the G. W. athletic field. A knee injury sustained by Flowers in the second quarter contributed greatly to the defeat It was a hurt from which the courageous gridster never completely recovered during the rest of the ’45 season. The losers were further handicapped in this scrap by the inability of James Young, star back, and “Punchy” Miller, crack midget guard, to play due to injuries. MOUNT VERNON 0, DEVITT PREP 18 Taking on a bit more than they could handle for the second successive week, the ambitious Mounties were trampled September 22 by a potent Devitt Prep School eleven that boasted four 1944 All-High All-Prep players in its starting lineup in an interesting 18-0 affair. Only once did the fast-stepping Washingtonians score in the initial half, this touchdown coming via a 10-yard heave from Jim Pope, All-Prepster from Gonzaga, to Gene Gould, for¬ mer All-Higher from Western High, in the first stanza. The winners were held scoreless in the second frame. Following the intermission, the same Mr. Pope sent a beautiful 30-yard heave to Bill Miles, who was downed on the 10. The latter Prepman took it over on the next play. The final counter followed in the last quarter on another pass from Pope. The Devittmen failed to convert after any of its trio of touchdowns. MOUNT VERNON 64, PRIORY PREP 0 With two weeks in which to lick their wounds incurred from two successive losses, the rejuvenated Leemen su ddenly found their scoring punch on the evening of October 6 and swamped Priory Prep School of Washington under an avalanche of touchdowns. Gaining a total of 463 yards on the ground and in the air, the Mounties racked up their second triumph of the year by hitting “pay dirt” ten times, twice in each of the first three periods and a quartet of times in the final quarter. MR. MORSE AND HIS WEIGHT SQUAD—FUTURE MAJOR LETTERMEN m ' ifTy [ ' V fjPTyl V ■ 11 Pl Ai J1 IV :yf ■{ - I fr B r m i || r W -y W Jl jj -MM JppHp The 1945 “Lightweights” and their unselfish mentor, who not only had a great deal of fun last season but also contributed much to the 1945 campaign’s success. Personnel of this fighting outfit is pictured above as follows, reading from left to right: (back row) L. Fleenor, Earl Alcorn, Newman Wade, Eugene “Jake” Duvall, Jack Wagner, Talmidge Fraley, John Cathey; (middle row) Richard Thomas, Lawrence Darr, Eugene Atkins, Buddy Rogers, B. Everly, J. Shinault, H. Stevens, R. Morris, B. Appick, E. Genti- lini; (front row) Coach Morse, Bob Duncan, William Jacobs, Marvin Gordon, Gene Newville, Jeffry Stew¬ art, Raymond Huntington, Elmer Booth, and Quincey Stover. i 70 y MOUNT VERNON 19, MONTGOMERY-BLAIR 0 The fifth tilt of the titanic 1945 season found the improving Majors, still flushed with victory, continuing their winning ways with a well-earned 19 to 0 victory over an expertly-coached team from Montgomery-Blair High School, Silver Spring, Md., in another nocturnal affray played on October 13. The outstanding feature of this, the third win of the year for the Leemen, was the splendid play of the Major linemen, particularly “Punchy” Miller, tiny guard, and Claude Crump, brilliant tackle and point-after-touchdown specialist. The former 135-pounder performed spectacularly all evening, smearing play after play, and blocking a kick in the third quarter which resulted in his team’s second touchdown. The latter also blocked an opponent punt and aided in “messing up” a couple of others. The Mounties’ first counter was forthcoming in the first period on a beautifully executed reverse from Bob Baumann to Bob Straub, the latter, behind scythe-like blocking, scampering 28 yards to the “promised land.” The stalwart Mountie forewall blocked another Blair punt in the final setto, with the victors recovering the vagrant oval on the opposition’s 30. From this point, Baumann and Flowers battered their way downfield, with the latter powerhousing across the “last white line” from the 3-yard stripe. MOUNT VERNON 27, FALLS CHURCH 0 In their only appearance on their own gridiron and before several hundred rollicking student fans, the uninspired Moun- ties, playing one of their worst games of the campaign, had enough “zip” left in their systems to trample a fighting Falls Church High eleven by 27-0 on the sweltering afternoon of October 19. In this second meeting, all four Major markers came via passes, two in each half. Capt. Joe Holmes accounted for the first two, one in the initial quarter after gathering in a 22- yard toss and the other in the succeeding period on a spectacular 61-yard scoring play. Lanky Roy MacGregor, reserve end, was responsible for the other two Mount Vernon scores after the intermission. In the third setto, he made a seemingly “impos¬ sible” stab of an 8-yard aerial in the end zone. Then, with only a few minutes remaining of the torrid fracas, elongated Roy speared another toss, this one for 29 yards, and was downed on the one. From this point, it was easy for “Nose” Hartman to buck the oval across for the Mounties’ final six-pointer. MOUNT VERNON 20, FAIRFAX 18 Smart, aggressive football from the opening whistle to the final play of as spine-tingling an affray as any lover of the gridiron game could possibly wish to witness brought the inspired Majors a 20-18 upset victory over an undefeated Fairfax High School machine before a rousing throng on the chilly evening of October 26. It meant the Fairfax County championship for the indefatigable Leemen for the third straight year and was a severe blow to any grid title hopes that Coach Bob Mavity’s Rebels might have harbored. The over-confident Rebels were just simply out-smarted and out-maneuvered throughout the hectic battle—from the opening seconds when a heady on-side kickoff was recovered by the plucky Leemen until the final play of the classic when it appeared that the visitors would pull the game “out of the fire’” on a long pass play to End Shockley only to see tiny Carol Thomas overhaul him before he could enter the “Land of Milk and Honey.” Since the Majors had spent most of their dull embroglio with Falls Church the week before attempting pass plays of all descriptions, the Mavitymen naturally were expecting an aerial offense all the way. However, the cagey and brilliant Mr. Lee crossed his rivals up again, and instructed his proteges to stay on the ground. This they did to the tune of 250 yards as opposed to the Rebels’ 148. Capt. Joe Holmes alone accounted for a total of 119 of the.-.e precious yards on the end-around play that he made famous during the season. An¬ other example of the brilliance of Bob Baumann’s quarterbacking that evening was Majors’ second point-after-touchdown play —a thing of beauty that caught the Rebels completely off guard. Expecting another attempted place-kick, the losers were fooled when big Tommy Flowers laid an accurate bullet pass into Capt. Jones’ out-stretched arms for the final “pay-off” play of the night. Tackle Claude Crump had previously put his mates one point ahead of their rivals with a place kick that split the uprights after the initial touchdown in the opening quarter. This six-pointer for the Mounties came after recovery of the aforementioned on-side kickoff on the Fairfax 43. From there the determined Leemen didn’t lose the ball until they had marked up the classic’s first score. This came sensationally on a 35-yard run by the eel-hipped Mr. Carol “Baby” Thomas. But the Rebels were not to be denied, and they retaliated with a beautiful drive that ended in their first six-pointer when speedy Calvin Coleman plunged over from the half-yard line. Nevertheless, the Mounties held the lead as the second stanza got underway due to Fairfax’s failure to convert. In this second period, the winners counted a second time by virtue of excellent ball¬ carrying on the part of Bob Straub, Flowers, Thomas, and James Young, the latter eventually carrying the oval over from the 3. Here Crump failed to convert, the only point-after the Majors missed all evening. The Leemen maintained their lead at the intermission despite the prettiest run of the setto, a marvelous 85-yard canto by the Rebels’ mercury-heeled Mr. Coleman. But for a second time, Fairfax was unsuccessful in its conversion attempt, and the Mounties were in front by 13-12 at half¬ time. Following the intermission, the Rebels came out refreshed and full of fight. As a result, they were rewarded late in MOUNT VERNON HIGH GRID TROUBLE COMES IN PAIRS —- YEAH, BROTHERS! {71 y The Young Brothers ' James on left and Ticky on right’ The Schwarz Brothers ‘Ira on left and Alfred on right ' this stanza when Warren Roseberry counted his eleven’s third and final marker on a three-yard line play. But again that “extra point” jinx bedeviled them, as they failed to convert for the third successive time. In the meantime, the scrappy Majors were not to be denied, and, with only a few fleeting moments remaining in the fourth quarter, they began a drive from deep in their own territory that culminated in the game-winning touchdown on a terrific line smash by Tommy Flowers from the Fairfax 3. Instrumental in placing the ball in scoring position at this poin k was Capt. Holmes, whose awe-inspiring end-arounds, which the Rebels never seemed to fathom all night, ultimately placed the pigskin on the Fairfax 3-yard stripe. All in all, it was a dismal night for the Mavitymen, as it broke their four-game winning streak, including a previous 12-7 shellacking administered the George Washington High outfit. MOUNT VERNON 12, MORRISON HIGH 12 Despite a long and weary trip to Newport News and only a five-day rest following that grueling Fairfax battle the week before, the redoubtable Leemen continued to play inspired ball in holding the powerful Morrison High aggregation, coached by Bob Spangler, erstwhile Duke University Rose Bowl star, to a 12-12 deadlock on the night of November 2 before some 4,000 spectators. The Lower-Staters found “pay-dirt” first, following recovery of a blocked punt, an attempted quick kick by Bob Baumann, but failed to make the extra point. This lead was short-lived, however, as the Leemen deadlocked the count on one of the prettiest plays of the year, a nice pass from Flowers to Gus Panagos, fleet-footed end, which covered a total of 61 yards. The battling invaders untied the clash in the following period when “Nose” Hartman uncorked a 34-yard aerial heave to Capt. Holmes. This placed the ball within the Morrison 10 from which point Hartman finally plunged over from the one. This 12-6 lead was maintained by the Mounties until two minutes of the final gun. Staunch defensive play featured their play in this interesting final quarter. On one occasion, the powerful Mr. “Moose” Hudson and his mates were held scoreless on the Major one-half-yard line. But the plunging Morrison fullback was out for blood, and he eventually cracked the weakening Mountie line for ten yards and the tieing touchdown with two minutes to go. MOUNT VERNON 38, HERNDON 0 Mount Vernon High’s legitimate claim to the 1945 Fairfax County football title was disputed to the last moment by Coach Vesper and his inexperienced Herndon High Atoms. Since Mentor Lee couldn’t allow this challenge to go unanswered despite the fact that his schedule was brimful for the rest of the season, a so-called “championship” tilt was arranged for the middle of the week following the Newport News journey. In this uninteresting combat, played on the neutral Falls Church High grounds, the courageous Majors clearly displayed the effects of a tough schedule, but had enough “ginger” left to swamp the Herndonites by 38-0. Thus, no matter what the future held for the over-worked Majors, they had undeniably “locked up the Fairfax County Championship and thrown away the key.” MOUNT VERNON 7, BETHESDA CHEVY-CHASE 13 Three games within a period of one week proved even tooi much for such a squad of stalwarts as Mount Vernon pos¬ sessed last fall, so the Bethesda Chevy-Chase High gridmen encountered our heroes in their poorest physical condition of the season, trouncing them by 13-7 on the Barons’ Maryland gridiron on November 9. There was plenty of fight still left in the Leemen, however, and the Old Liners were forced to come from behind in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to gain the one-touchdown victory. Elusive James Young counted Mount Vernon’s only marker. Keith Wiley, big tackle, was the outstand¬ ing Mountie on the field that afternoon. MOUNT VERNON 38, WOODWARD PREP 6 Paced by James Young, Baumann, Willard Jenkins, Miller, et al., the Majors fully recuperated from the Bethesda set¬ back, ran rough-shod over a heavier Woodward Prep School squad in a 38-6 riot played in Washington on November 16. The only casualty of any nature for the Leemen was a broken ankle suffered by James Young, one of the Mount’es’ most brilliant backs. However, this swift youngster is expected to be ready for next fall and his final year on the Major gridiron varsity. Zhe Board of Custodians Appears “Bored” The Major Managers caught in the midst of an apparent confab. These handlers of equipment, adhesive, alco-rub, et al., did much to keep the 1945 Mountie moleskin wearers in shape for that open¬ ing whistle for each of the 11 tilts on the schedule. They are, from left to right, Newman Schifflett, assistant manager; John Cathey, assistant man¬ ager; and Eugene “Jake” Duvall, manager. J72} Boys’ Basketball for 1945-46 THE MAJOR CAGE SQUAD Members of the 1945-46 basketball combine, with their coach and manager, are shown above. They follow, from left to right: (back row), Hancil Timmons, James Wilcox, Donald Koppenheffer, Carol Tnomas; (middle row), Billy Warren, Gordon Miller, William Simms, Donald Proffitt, Tommy Hunt, Dickey Murphy, manager; (front row), Coach John H. Moore, Gus Panagos, Bob Baumann, Capt. James Burkholder, Claude Crump, Buddy Moore. Enduring hardships that would have caused a less hardy outfit to “call it quits” for the season, Cage Tutor Moore and his hardy Mountie floor squadron stuck to their arduous tasks through a schedule of some 20 tilts. The resulting mediocre record was expected, since no gymnasium or indoor facilities were available to the valiant dribblers. Our hats are, therefore, off to all of you, Major basketeers of 1945-46! Gus Panagos Claude Crump Buddy Moore James Burkholder Guard Center Guard Forward {73 y Gordon Miller Forward Tommy Hunt Guard Donald Proffitt Forward Bob Baumann Guard (firls ’ basketball for 1945-46 THE MARJORETTE CAGESTERS Members of the 1945-46 basketball combine, with their coach and manager, are shown above. They follow, from left to right, (back row), Virginia Sublett, June Ciaytor, Roberta Hoppe; (middle row), Jerry Welch, man¬ ager, Audrey Shifflet, Patsy Manning, Peggy Buckman, La Juan Koerner, Edna “Tuffy” Van Inwegen; (front row), Edwina Moss, Dorothy Duncan (co-captain), Rosina Howell (captain), Coach Polly Waid; Betty Lee Jaynes, Lucille Painter, Faith MacDonald. (Note. Beulah Phelps is not included in above photo.) As in the case with the Major basketeers, the girls played their schedule while encountering insurmountable difficulties due to lack of proper facilities so urgently needed at Mount Vernon High. So, Miss Waid and all you winsome basketball lassies, we pay tribute to you! May things be different next season! Capt. Rosina Howell Forward Edwina Moss Forward Patsy Manning Forward Peggy Buckman Guard Faith MacDonald G uard Dorothy Duncan Fonvard Betty Lee Jaynes Guard -(74 y Lucille Painter Guard Maseball Melvin B. Landes, principal, presenting ]945 trophy to Captain C. Thomas 1945 SCHEDULE HOME TEAM SCORE OPPONENTS SCORE Mount Vernon High 4 " Coolidge 9 Mount Vernon High 11 Stafford 2 Mount Vernon High 15 " Coolidge 8 Mount Vernon High 5 Front Royal 12 Mount Vernon High 9 Falls Church 2 Mount Vernon High 10 Washington-Lee 4 Mount Vernon High 7 Washington-Lee 5 Mount Vernon High 2 :: ' George Wash. 3 Mount Vernon High 5 . " ' George Wash. 1 Mount Vernon High 12 Falls Church 5 Mount Vernon High 2 " Fairfax 3 Class A an HOME TEAM I SCORE OPPONENTS SCORE Mount Vernon High 7 Stafford 3 Mount Vernon High 9 : " Gonzaga 7 Mount Vernon High 6 : " Georgetown Prep 3 Mount Vernon High 19 Front Royal 9 Mount Vernon High 10 Occoquan 0 Mount Vernon High 6 Fredricksburg 7 Mount Vernon High 10 Fredricksburg 6 Mount Vernon High 5 Manassas 2 Mount Vernon High 5 : " ' Gonzaga 7 Mount Vernon High 8 : " Fairfax 7 Prep Schools Captain — Carol Thomas Alternate Captain — Joe Holmes Mascot — " Happy” Lee J75 y Baseball VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM First row, left to right —C. Crump, J. Young, B. Crump, B. Baumann, J. Holmes, Coach Lee, C. Thomas, R. Jones, N. Shifflet, P. Thompson, B. Skrinski. Second row —Manager B. Warren, J. Beach, W. Simms, C. Gordon, T. McCreary, H. Dwyer, D. Koppen- heffer, G. Miller, J. Cathy. Late in March the Mount Vernon Majors began extensive training with " Lighthouse” Harry Lee as their capable tutor. After capturing the Northern Virginia Championship in 1945, the Mounties made it known from early games that they intended to do the same in ’46. The first two weeks of practice were spent taking calesthenics, running, sliding, seeing big league movies, getting many hours of lecturing and batting practice. Carol Thomas and Joe Holmes were unanimously elected as captain and alternate captain, and the coach thinks that the spirit and leadership of these two boys is greatly responsible for the fifteen wins against two losses for so far this season. " Hustle” has become the by-word of the Majors, and whether winning or losing, the team gives the appearance of a professional club in action. The outstanding feature of the 1946 Mounties is the fact that nine starting pitchers have been developed. Thus far, every one of them having at least one game chalked to his credit. Baseball in Virginia is rapidly returning to its rightful place at the top of the ladder as a major sport. Mount Vernon’s sudden rise to prominence in the last two years has added greatly to this spurge of enthusiasm in this section. Many of the Mountie games attract as many as one thousand or more spectators. The coach says that baseball offers more opportunity for the youngsters of school age than any other sport. He feels that every school athletic program should include a major baseball program for the benefit of the boys. Our coach, who has been associated with baseball for the past fifteen years, lists what he thinks are the fundamental requirements for a successful baseball program, both from the standpoint of the player’s interest and spectator’s enthusiasm: first the field should be smooth and well-kept at all times, both for games and practice; second, uniforms should be under all circumstances, of the first-class variety, (name of school on the uniform has a good psychological effect on players as well as on spec¬ tators) ; third, balls and bats should never be spared for the sake of a few pennies, (there is always a way to secure funds for equipment when children are involved) ; fourth, all boys should be required to wear the best shoes possible; fifth, a representative schedule should by all means be played. It is believed that a schedule necessitating several starting pitchers is a big asset to team and school spirit; sixth, to be sure at all times to have a league or neutral umpire. Last and foremost, the coach or principal should see that the team gets an exceptional amount of publicity. -f 76 h baseball 1946 SCHEDULE DATE HOME TEAM SCORE OPPONENT SCORE March 23 Mount Vernon High 10 Alexandria Boys’ Club 4 April 2 Mount Vernon High 6 Falls Church 4 April 5 Mount Vernon High 6 Stafford 3 April 6 Mount Vernon High 7 Gonzaga 4 April 9 Mount Vernon High 41 Culpeper 14 April 12 Mount Vernon High 13 George Washington 14 April 16 Mount Vernon High 11 Falls Church 12 April 17 Mount Vernon High 23 Stafford 13 April 19 Mount Vernon High 9 Devitt 4 April 23 Mount Vernon High 3 James Monroe 4 April 26 Mount Vernon High 17 Occoquan 4 April 27 Mount Vernon High 2 Gonzaga 3 May 1 Mount Vernon High 3 Herndon 2 May 3 Mount Vernon High 3 Devitt 2 May 6 Mount Vernon High 16 Alexandria Boys’ Club 2 May 7 Mount Vernon High 11 James Monroe 3 May 14 Mount Vernon High Culpeper May 13 Mount Vernon High Occoquan May 16 Mount Vernon High W ashington-Lee May 20 Mount Vernon High Herndon May 21 Mount Vernon High Georgetown Prep May 24 Mount Vernon High Fairfax May 27 Mount Vernon High W ashington-Lee May 29 Mount Vernon High George Washington May 31 Mount Vernon High Fairfax June 4 Mount Vernon High National Training School June 7 Mount Vernon High National Training School JUNIOR VARSITY Front row, left to right —T. Flowers, J. Bollinger, B. Holt, J. Rose, E. Alcorn, M. Gordon, J. Duvall, G. NewvLll, A. Schwarz, D. Murphy, D. Cook. Second row —R. Rogers, E. Gcntili, E. Nelson, H. Liesner, G. Van Soyoc, Q. Stover, R. Stewart, R. Flinchum, A. Torres, R. Morris. Softball SOFTBALL TEAM First row, left to right —B. Jaynes, J. Orndorff, D. Duncan, J. Welch, L. Koerner, Coach P. Waid, F. MacDonald, W. Holliday, V. Farrar, M. Mays, P. Manning. Second row —B. Lambert, B. Phelps, E. Alexander, E. Hardbower, N. Doughton, R. Howell, E. Turner, J. Rogers, N. Mitchell. Third row —V. Liming, R. Hoppe, E. Moss, T. Hook, P. Buckman. The softball team began its spring work-out early in March. Thirty-five girls reported for duty. Calisthenics made up the first phase of training with fielding and batting practiced daily. Of the girls who practiced, fourteen were issued the new red and white regulation softball uniforms. Substitutes wore white shorts and the tops of the uniforms. Faith MacDonald and La Juan Koerner, captain and co-captain, and the coach, Miss Waid, were largely responsible for the enthusiasm shown by the girls. Captain .Faith MacDonald Alternate .La Juan Koerner GIRLS ' SOFTBALL SCHEDULE DATE HOME TEAM April 2 Mount Vernon High April 5 Mount Vernon High April 16 Mount Vernon High April 17 Mount Vernon High April 26 Mount Vernon High May 10 Mount Vernon High May 15 Mount Vernon High May 16 Mount Vernon High May 24 Mount Vernon High May 28 Mount Vernon High May 31 Mount Vernon High SCORE OPPONENT SCO 19 Falls Church 20 6 Stafford 7 20 Falls Church 10 9 Stafford 11 11 Occoquan 8 George Washingt on Occoquan W ashington-Lee Fairfax George Washingt on Fairfax mini , 1. Friends no doubt. 2. Looking for someone, Irene? 3. Hook, the shape. 4. Watch that whistle, wolf. 5. Did I hear someone say legs? 6. A look in the past. 7. Two miracles—Quillan 8. " Ball” away. 9. You name it! 10. The good earth takes a 11 and the shop. 12 13 14 work out. 15 Going my way? Three Stooges. Caught in the doghouse. Billy the seawolf. " Our Gym.” d79b Senior ' Directory ALEXANDER, ELEANOR LORRAINE—“Short Stuff”— R. F. D. 5, Box 232, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Collecting Snapshots—Ambition : Nurse—Paper Staff 1, 4—Yearbook 2, 4—Glee Club 3. ANDERSON, SELMA JEAN—“Sel”—Rt. 4, Box 471, Alex¬ andria, Va.—Hobby: Records and Letters to Willard—Am¬ bition : Stenography and being something worth while— Glee Club 1—-S. P. T. A. 4—Yearbook 4. BAUMANN, BOB J.—“Cotton”—Plymouth Haven, Rt. 1, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Sports—Ambition: To become a Coach—Football 1, 2, 3, 4—‘Paper Staff 1, 2, 4—Victory Corps 1—Baseball Manager 2—Baseball 2, 4—Basketball 3, 4—Yearbook 4. BENKELMAN, ALVIN CARLTON—“Dopey”—R. F. D. 1, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Hitch-hiking—Ambition: Diplo¬ matic Service—Pres, of Public Speaking 3—Student Gov. 4. BENNETT, HENRY ELLSWORTH—“Muscle.’’—Box 115, Rt. 4, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Collecting Airplane Pic¬ tures—Ambition : Be a Pilot—Patrol 1—Library Club 4. BURKHOLDER, JAMES HARPER—“Country”—Officer Can¬ didate Battalion, Fort Belvoir—Hobby: Collecting Post Cards—Ambition : Engineer—Glee Club 1—Ba eball Capt. 2— Basketball 3, Basketball Capt. 4. BUTLER, MARION MARIE—“Pete”—Rt. 4. Box 162, Alex¬ andria, Va.—Hobby : Drawing and Typing—Ambition : Work with any firm that handles dogs—Home Ec. Club 2 —Yearbook Club 4—Honor Society 4. CLARKE, ALBERT STEPHEN— ' “Ab”—Rt. 1, Box 512, Al¬ exandria, Va. -Hobby: Radio and Reading—Ambition: To travel around the world. CLAYTON. ALMA JUNE —“June Bug”—2718 Duke St., Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Collecting Stuffed Animals— Ambition : To own my own Convertible—Science Club 1— Art Club 2—Home Ec. Club 3—Glee Club 4—Basketball 4. COLLING, JOE—“Joe”—Lorton, Va.—Hobby: Music—Am¬ bition : College—Student Gov. 2, 3—Pres. Student Gov. 4— Vice Pres, of Class 2—Home Room Vice Pres. 3—Baseball 3— Football 4—Yearbook Staff 4. COOKE, BERNICE IRENE—“Cookie”—Lorton, Va.—Hobby : Winning and keeping friends—Ambition: Private Sect.— Art Club 3—Student Gov. 4—Judicial Dept.—Yearbook 4. COOKE, ROBERT G.—“Cooke”—Rt. 5, Box 265, Alexan¬ dria, Va.—Hobby: Loafing—Ambition: Mayor of Fran¬ conia. COOPER, DONALD GEORGE—“Cooper”—Lorton, Va.— Hobby : Hunting—Ambition : Plumber. CRUMP, CLAUDE HAMILTON—Rt. 1, Alexandria, Va.— Hobby: Read sports pages—Ambition: To be a Sports Writer and have a business of my own—Football 1, 2, 3, 4 —Baseball 3, 4—Basketball 4—Spanish Club 3—Yearbook 4. CURTIS, ERNEST HANDY—“Curt”—Lorton, Va.—Hobby : Loafing—Ambition : Army. DAY. EILEEN—“Eileen”—Rt. 5, Box 431, Alexandria, Va.— Hobby: Playing Clarinet and Drawing—Ambition: Col¬ lege— ' Glee Club 1—.Pan-American Club 3—Spanish Club (Pres.) 3—Spanish Club 4. DOD JON, MARY CATHERINE—“Catherine”—Rt. 4, Box 62, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Books—Ambition: Nurse— Library Club (Sec.) 3—Yearbook 4. DOUGHTON, NANCY ELIZABETH—“Nancy”—Rt. 1, Box 391, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Collecting odd pitchers— An. bition: To be an understanding American History Teacher—Home room Pres. 1—Glee Club (Treas.) 3— Paper Staff 4—Home Ec. Club 4. DUNCAN, DORTHY—“Dune”—116 South St. Asaph St., Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Basketball—Ambition: College— Basketball 3, 4—Paper Staff, Bus. Man. 4. DUNIVIN JOSEPH MILLER—‘‘Je”—Lorton, Va.— Hobby: Wrecking cars—Ambition: Swim Occuquan Run. DUVALL, MABLE ELIZABETH—“Lizzie”—Rt. 4, Box 369, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Keeping House—Ambition: To become a housewife and raise six children—Home Ec. Club 3, 4. FARRAR, VIRGINIA LEEN—“Ginger”—U-60-B, Grays Hill Village, Fort Belvoir, Va.—Hobby: Dancing—Ambition: Nurse—Glee Club 1—Patrol 1—Home Ec. Club 3, 4. FISHER, HELEN LORETTA—“Chick”—Rt. 1, Box 234, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Writing Letters, making new friend; and Dancing—Ambition: To keep a lot of friends, be a Private Secretary, Collecting Pictures, and Travel—- Home Ec. Club 2—Peter Pan Pro. 3—Paper Staff (Cir¬ culation Man.) 3—Cheerleader 3—Cheerleader (Co-Capt.) 4— Yearbook (Feature Ed.) 4. FLINCHUM, WALTER MADISON—“Walt”—Rt. 5, Alex¬ andria, Va.—Hobby: Everything—Ambition: Navy—Foot¬ ball 3, 4. FLOWERS, TOMMY EARL—“Blossom”—Box 418, Rt. 1, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Drawing—Ambition: To Become a Great Man—Football 2, 3. 4—Home Room Vice Pres. 4— Paper Staff (Art Editor) 4—Yearbook (Editor) 4. FLYNN, ELIZABETH CADDELL—“Betty”—Temple Trail Village, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Music—Ambition: Ac¬ countant—Patrol 3—Pan American Club 3—Yearbook (Bus. Man.) 4—Paper Staff 4. GELLING’, GRACE—“Gracie”—Rt. 4 Alexandria, Va.— Hobby: Art—Ambition: Writer—Glee Club 1—Paper Staff 2—Library Club (Vice Pres.) 3—Spanish Club (Sec.) 4. HALL CATON AUGUSTINE—“Hall”—Springfield. Va., Rt. 1—Hobby : Working—Ambition : Contractor. HARDBOWER, ELOISE MARION—“Eloise”—Rt. 4, Box 666, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Bowling and Playing Soft- ball—Ambition : Typist or File Clerk. HARLEY, RAMONA LEE—“Mona”—Lorton, Va.—Hobby : Loafing—Ambition : Interior Decorator—Paper Staff 1— Home Ec. Club 2, 4—Patrol 4. HICKS, BARBARA FAY—“Babs”—Springfield, Va., Box 17, Rt. 1—Hobby : Collecting Snapshots—Ambition : Travel¬ ing—Glee Club 1—Home Ec. Club 1—Library Club 4. HIGGINS, EDITH MARIE—“Edith”—Rt. 4, Box 493, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Movies—Ambition: Typist. HOLLIDAY, WILLIE LEE—“Bubbles”—Lorton, Va., c o Mr. Lynn—Hobby : Dancing—Ambition : Secretary—Home Ec. Club 3, 4. HOLMES, JOE P.—“Joe”—R. F. D. 1, Box 405, Alexan¬ dria, Va.—Hobby : Sports—Ambition : College and College Football—President of Class, 1, 2, 3, 4—Football 1, 2, 3, 4 —Paper Staff 1, 2—Victory Corps 1—Student Gov. 1— Yearbook 4. HOOK, RICHARD DONALD—“Donnie”—R. F. D. 1, Box 535, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Building Model Airplanes— Ambition: Modelmaker. HOOK, THELMA MARIE—“Hook”—Rt. 4, Box 535, Alex¬ andria, Va.—Hobby: Collecting Photographs and Making New Friends—Ambition : Private Secretary and Go to Cali¬ fornia—Student Gov. Legislative Mem. 1—S. P. T. A. (Home Room Bond Rep.) 2—Home Ec. Club 2—Patrols (Lt. and Sec. of Patrols) 3—Paper Staff 3—Softball Team 3—Year¬ book Club 4—S. P. T. A. 3, 4—(Sec., S. P. T. A.), 4— Sec., Homeroom and Chairman War Bond Sales 4. HOLT, BILLY GENE—“Bill”—Lorton, Va.—Hobby: Collect¬ ing Guns—Ambition : Airplane Mechanic—Football 3, 4— Baseball 4. HOWELL, PEGGY ROSINA—“Petunia”—Rt. 4, Box 416, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Collecting Insignias—Ambition: To Get Out of School—Vice Pres, of Class 1—Sec. of Home Room 4—Basketball 1, 3, 4. HUNT, THOMAS RICHARD—-“Tommy”—Box 127, Fort Belvoir, Va.—Hobby : Girls—Ambition : To inherit a mil¬ lion dollars—Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. HUTCHINSON, LILLIAN MAE—“Lillian”—Rt. 1, Box 95, Springfield, Va.—Hobby: Collecting Snapshots—Am¬ bition : Housewife—Treasurer of Library Club 4—Glee Club 3. JAYNES, BETTY LEE—“Boopie”—Grayshill Village, Fort Belvoir, Va.—Hobby: Riding Bicycle, Swimming—Ambi¬ tion : Psychologist or Lawyer—Glee Club 1—Sec. of Class 2—Treasurer of Class 3, 4—Art Club 3—Treasurer of Stu¬ dent Gov. 4—Legislative Mem. (Student Gov.) 2, 3—Busi¬ ness Manager Yearbook 4—Paper Staff 4. LADSON, WILLIAM PHILLIP—“Wittle Willie”—P. O. Box 455, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Talking—Ambition: To Keep from Working—Football 1, 2, 3, 4—Baseball 3, 4. LYLES, GLADYS MARIE—“Dee”—Rt. 5, Box 290, Alex¬ andria, Va.—Hobby: Taking Unusual Pictures for My Photo Album—Ambition: Get Back to My Job as Book¬ keeper at Virginia Electric Power Co.—Glee Club 1, Pres. 4—Cheer Leading 2, 3—Patrol Sec. 4. MELVIN, HERBERT CLYDE—“Herby”—Fairfax Station, Va.— Hobby: Chemistry—Ambition: Lawyer—Patrol 1, 2— Public Speaking Club 3, 4—Student Gov. 4—Yearbook, Assistant Business Manager 4—Home Room President 4. Senior ' Directory MILLARD, ANNETTE FAYE—“Nannie”—Rt. 5, Box 260, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Writing Letters—Ambition: Tinting Pictures in a Photo Studio—Vice Pres, of Home Ec. 2—Library Club 4. MOSHIER, MARILYN EVELYN—“Lynn”—32 Fairhaven Ave., Fairhaven, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Walking the School Halls and Boys—Ambition: To Get Out of School— Glee Club 1—Home Ec. 4. MUNDAY, LOIS VIRGINIA—“Lois”—R. F. D. 5, Box 510, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Reading, Collecting Books—- Ambition : Secretary—Glee Club 1—Library Club Sec. 4. MURPHY, EDWARD CLINTON—“Eddie”—Lorton, Va.— Hobby: Hunting—Ambition: To Own a Restaurant—Man¬ ager Football Team 1—Patrol 1, 2—Public Speaking 3. MACDONALD, FAITH ESTELLE—“Tootie”—Blunts Lane, Box 9—Hobby: Teasing Sonny—Ambition: Nurse—Glee Club 1—Home Ec. Club (Pres.) 2—Art Club 3—Yearbook Club 3—Softball 3—Paper Staff 4—Basketball 4—Pep Squad 4. NALLS, ARTHUR LYNWOOD—“Buddy”—Rt. 5, Box 396, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby : Radio and Electricity—Sci¬ ence Club 4. NORFOLK, BETTY MAY—“Lee”—34 Hillcrest Drive, Fair¬ haven, Va.—Hobby: Boys—Ambition : To Marry a Mil¬ lionaire—Pep Squad 4. ORNDORFF, JOSEPHINE THEODORE—“Squirt”—Lor- ton. Va., c o E. J, Welch—Hobby: Slapping Certain Boys—Ambition: Nursing—A rt Club 3—Yearbook 3, 4—• Paper Staff 4—Pep Squad 4. OVERLY, BONNIE JEAN—“Bonnie”—Spring Bank Manor —Hobby: Movies—Ambition: Secretarial Work—Glee Club 1—Girl Scouts 3—Art Club 3—Yearbook 4—Pep Squad 4. PAINTER, LUCILLE IRENE—“Cill”—P. O. Box 312, Alex¬ andria, Va.—Hobby: Collecting Post Cards—Ambition: Beaurian—Patrol 1—Glee Club 1—S. P. T. A. (Pres.) 3— Student Gov. (Sec. of Activities) 3, Sec. of Public Rela¬ tion 4—Honor Society Pres. 3—Paper Staff (Assist. Ed.) 4. PANAGOS, PEGGY—“Piggy”—Rt. 1, Box 526, Alexandria, • Va.—Hobby: Riding—Ambition: Teacher of Physical Edu¬ cation—Cheerleader 2, 3—Cheerleader (Captain) 4—S. P. T. A. 4—Yearbook 4. PETERSON, NORMA LAVERN—“Tootsie”—Rt. 3, Box 22. Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Boys—Ambition: Travel—Home Ec. 4. PETTIT, BETTY LEE—“Betty”—Rt. 1, Box 446, Alexan¬ dria, Va.—Hobby: Skating and Movies—Ambition: Typist —Glee Club 1-—Home Ec. 1. PHELPS, BEULAH—“Bee”—Newington, Va.—Hobby: Eat¬ ing—Ambition: Go to South America—Basketball 1, 3, 4— Home Ec. Club 1, 2—Public Speaking (Sec.) 4. PROFFITT, EARL DONALD—“Don”—R. F. D. 4, Box 467, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Riding—Ambition: Lawyer— Basketball 3, 4—Football 4. PUGH, CONSTANCE RAY—“Connie”—Rt. 2, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Collecting Football Tickets and Post Cards —Ambition : College—Art Club 3—Yearbook 4. RAMSEY, MARGARET ANN—“Maggie” or “Suzzie”— Woodbridge, Va.—Hobby: Music—Ambition: College—Pub¬ lic Speaking 1—Sub. Deb. 1—Beta Gamma Club 2—Glee Club 3—Athletic Assoc. 3 (Pres.)—Yearbook 4. RICE, HERVEY—“Frosty”—Lorton, Va.—Hobby: Hunting— Ambition : Army. ROSE, KENNETH JETER—“Slug”—Lorton, Va—Hobby : Dancing—Ambition: University of Maryland or United States Marine Corps—Football 4—Baseball 4—Public Speaking (Sec.) 4. SAFFELLE, NINA MAE—“Nina”—R. F. D. 1, Springfield, Va.—Hobby: Collecting Stamps, Post Cards—Ambition : Nurse—Glee Club 2—Home Economics 2, 3, 4—Paper Staff 4. SCHWARZ, IRA NORTON—“Screwball”—Rt. 5, Box 126, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Fixing Flats, Teasing Tootie— Ambition: To Fly Around the World, Beat G. W. in Football—Judicial Member (Student Government) 2— Football 3, 4—President Home Room 3—Legislative Mem¬ ber (Student Government) 3—Vice President Student Body 4. SHACKLEFORD, GERALDINE CAROLYN—“Jerry”—R. •F. D. 3, Box 55, Alexandria, Va.—Ambition: Air Hostess—Home Economics Club 1, 2. SH1FLETT, AUDREY JUANITA—“Audrey”—Route 4, Box 547, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Collecting Pennants—Ambi¬ tion: College—Patrols 1—Secretary S. P. T. A. 3—Treas¬ urer Honor Society 4—Alumni Editor Paper Staff 4. SIMMS. WILLIAM CHARLES—“Jackie”—R. F. D. 5, Box 408, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Biting Holes in Doughnuts— Ambition: Navy—Home Room Representative (Student Government) 4—Football 4—Basketball 4—Baseball 4. SIMPSON, ROWENA MILDRED—“Rowe”—Lorton, Va.— Hobby: Music—Ambition: To Get Out of School—Glee Club 1—Homemakers’ Club 3—Library Club 4—Patrols 4. SKRINSKI, ROBERT FRANKLIN—“Bobby”—Route 4, Alexandria, Virginia—Hobby: Playing Football—Ambition: To go to West Point—Baseball 2, 3, 4—Football Manager 3—Football 4. STEIDEL, MANSFIELD ROYCE—“Manse”—R. F. D. 5, Box 273, Alexandria, Virginia—Hobby: Hunting—Ambi¬ tion : Learn to fly. SULLIVAN, PATRICIA ELLEN—“Rusty”—Box 32, Fort Belvoir, Virginia—Hobby: Collecting Insignias—Ambition: To be able to walk across the street at Belvoir without being run down by a 2nd Lieut. TALBOTT, JEAN ESTELLE—“Jean”—Route 4, Box 303, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Movies—Ambition: Typist. THOMAS, CAROL—“Cal”—Hobby : Jeanne— Ambition : U. S. Navy—Basketball 2, 3—Football 4. TIMMONS, ELYWOOD—“Sonny Jim”—Route 5, Box 293, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Fooling Around Fire House— Ambition : Navy. TIMMONS, HANCIL ALLISON, JR.—“Turk”—Route 5, Box 293, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Women—Ambition: To Be a Gentleman and a Scholar and Raise Five Sons. VAN INWEGEN, EDNA SWINTON—“Tuffy”—Route 1, Box 520, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Soap Images, Souvenirs— Ambition: To Have a Home—Glee Club I, Cheerleaders 3— S. P. T. A. 3—Secretary Cheer Leaders 4—Paper Staff 4— Glee Club 4—Basketball 4—S. P. T. A. 4. WAGNER, JACK WELDON—“Candy Wagner”—Route 4, Box 217, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Racing Homers—Ambi¬ tions : President of the United States—Fire Fighters Ser¬ vice 1—Football 2—Science Club 2—Science, Art Club 3— Football 4—Paper Staff 4—Baseball 4—Bus Driver 4. WALKER, KATHERINE STILLMAN— ' “Kaye”—High Point Club, Lorton Va.— ' Hobby: Collecting Movie Mag¬ azines, Arrow Heads—Ambition: To Have a Home on the Potomac River—Glee Club 1—Home Ec. Club 2—■ Girl Scouts 2—Library Club 4—Home Ec. Club 2—• Girl Scouts 2—Library Club 4—Home Ec. Club 4—- Patrols 4. WEBSTER, ROSALIE—“Rosie”—Route 1, Box 448, Alexan¬ dria, Va.—Hobby: Going to Movies—Ambition: Secretary —Home Ec. Club 2—Yearbook Staff 4. WHEELOCK, JEANETTE HOPE—“Net”—Belleview Aye.. Fairhaven, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Reading and Dancing —Ambition : To Own My Own Car—Glee Club 1—Victory Corps 1—Exchange Editor of Paper Staff 3—Publicity Director Peter Pan Production 3—Yearbook Club 3—Edi¬ tor in Chief of Paper Staff 4—Quill and Scroll 4. WHITE, DOROTHY—“Dot”—Ox Road, Lorton, Va.—Hobby : Traveling--Ambition : College—Art Club 3—Assistant Business Manager Yearbook 3—Class Officer, Secretary 3— Student Government Secretary 3—Honor Society Vice Pres¬ ident 3—Paper Staff Exchange Editor 3—-Yearbook 3—Quill and Scroll 3. WHITE, JEANNE DELORES—“Queenie”—Route 4, Box 161, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Designing Clothes—Ambi¬ tion : To Be a Successful Women’s Clothes Designer- Home Ec. Club 1—Yearbook 4. WHITE, JOYCE MARIAN—“Joy”—21 Rixey Drive, Fair- haven, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Sewing—Ambition: To Be a Musician. WIELAND, ROBERT EUGENE—“Bobby”—Route 5, Box 285, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Reading—Ambition: Travel —Spanish Club 3. WOODYARD, BETTY ANN—“Bet”—Route 4, Box 61, Alexandria, Va.—Hobby: Collecting Records-—Ambition: Being a Model—Glee Club 1—Yearbook Stall 4. K. E. BLUNT SHELL FUEL KEROSENE BOILERS CLEANED BY VACUUM SYSTEM Prompt Service Belle Haven Alexandria 4518 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Henru ID. Caseu BELLE HAVER BflR-B-0 J J LICENSED Interior—Exterior Painting 36 Years in the Business Estimates Cheerfully Given Phone Alexandria 5151 Richmond Highway The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. Bar-B-Q and Sandwiches ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA { 82 Montgomery Ward and Company Highway Machinery and Supply Co., Inc. CLOTHING for the FAMILY Home Furnishings H. C. WOODALL, Representative Tires and Auto Accessories Paints and Hardware ■ Sporting Goods Building Materials Temple 0287 P. O. Box 413 906-08 King Street ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Compliments of Rosenberg‘s Department Store HISTORIC Outfitters for the ENTIRE FAMILY Spring Bank Manor Park 409-411 King Street ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA " A Home Away From Home " Compliments of Harry E. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Bowman REAL ESTATE Loans — Rentals 2 Miles South of Alexandria R.F.D. No. 1 Springfield, Va. A exandria Dairy Products Company, Inc " Drink More Milk for Your Health ' s Sake " Pitt and Princess Streets ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Phones: Alexandria 2525 — Temple 5390 READ THE Alexandria (gazette f o r FAIRFAX COUNTY NEWS America ' s Oldest Daily Newspaper Established 1784 R. E. Knight and Sons " We Sell Something of Most Everything " PHILGAS STOVES and ATHLETIC GOODS Phones: Alexandria 0041 or 4180 4 841 SINCLAIR GAS AND OILS Belle Haven Service Station At Belle Haven --- Alexandria, Va. IOSEPH " loe " ROBEY, Prop. WASHING — (Service Above All) — GREASING Call For and Delivery Service Herbu ' s Incorporated " Your Friendly FORD Dealer " 113 N. St. Asaph Street Levinson Clothing Company Outfitters for MEN and BOYS 424 King Street ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Vulcanizing — Tires Recapped Alexandria 0374 —■ Temple 3768 Compliments of Emma and Frank Van Elsen Operating Soda Fountains at GIBSON ' S and LYNCH ' S Drug Stores Compliments of Alexandria ' s Finest Men ' s Wear Store Cohens Quality Shop Frank Mickelback HART, SCHAFFNER — and — MARX CLOTHES FINE FURNITURE 1104 King St. Alex. 0656 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA • Compliments of 814 King Street F. W. Woolworth and Company ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Frank B. Hovoard JOHN McCUEN CO. 1121 King Street FANCY GROCERIES ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Toys Year ' Round — Greeting Cards Fruits and Vegetables Fresh Meats and Pork Products Stationery — School Supplies Best Wishes to the Phones: 1477 or 1478 525 King St. Class of " 1946 " ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Colonel W. E, Leonard Fairfax Cabins H. K. SMITH Compliments of U. S. No. 1 R. C. O’Flaherty ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA •{ 86 ]► GINN’S The New Hayman 1417 New York Avenue, N. W. The store of WASHINGTON, D. C. SMART JUNIOR CLOTHES " Gain with Ginn " Consistently Advertised in the National Magazine Office Supplies School Supplies 530 King Street Alexandria, Va. Stationery Gifts School Equipment Printing J.B. Parson GENERAL STORE The Most Beautiful Stationery and Office Supply Store in America U. S. No. 1 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Phone Republic 5850 Near Penn Daw Hotel Compliments of Penn Daw Hotel The Alexandria Trailer Go. 2 Miles South of Spring Bank Manor ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Compliments of • FINE FOOD Hotel • George Mason ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Temple 1932 Alexandria 1932 “! 87 j IDoodirard and Lothrop A STORE WORTHY OF THE NATION ' S CAPITAL Eugene L. Anderson Compliments of CONTRACTOR and BUILDER Virginia Electric Supply Groveton Company ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 917 King Street Phone Alexandria 1378 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA W. A. Barnett Sons Formerly Alexandria Wholesale Confectioners Radio Service Company SCHRAFFT ' S CHOCOLATES 1006 King Street C. C. BROWN, Owner 115 King Street Phones: Alexandria 0333 or 2075 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA «{88 y Compliments of Virginia Electric Power Co. Box 179 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA JA YE’S UNEXCELLED REPAIRING SINGER’S JEWELERS Ready-to-wear Specialty Shop. 719 King Street Now, more than ever, it ' s thrifty ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA to buy at JAYE ' S where values GIFT JEWELERS are always supreme — where shopping is a pleasure, not a chore. WATCHES — DIAMONDS Compliments of ★ Auto Accessories 5321 King Street Company, Inc. ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 1200 King Street Phone: Temple 2410 ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA -{ 89 K Mount Vernon High School PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS RINGS Merin Studio COMMENCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS and School Annual Photography CALLING CARDS PORTRAITS Supplied by GROUPS—VIEWS—ACTION GLOSSIES for FINE W.C. 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Mount Vernon High School - Surveyor Yearbook (Alexandria, VA) online yearbook collection, 1945 Edition, Page 1


Mount Vernon High School - Surveyor Yearbook (Alexandria, VA) online yearbook collection, 1947 Edition, Page 1


Mount Vernon High School - Surveyor Yearbook (Alexandria, VA) online yearbook collection, 1948 Edition, Page 1


Mount Vernon High School - Surveyor Yearbook (Alexandria, VA) online yearbook collection, 1949 Edition, Page 1


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